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BOARD OF EDITORS.
F. E. Edgerban Managing Editor
J. J. Plbwheald Assailant
L. W. Peairaon Business Manager
R. C. Ropar Editorial
F. G. Hawxby News
B. W. KTitnta Literary
W. H. O'OonnoJl DeJtAiilcs
to B. Sloan F,raiCcmKtlios
Lust spring the university saw over a hundred of her stafliwart youth
throw aside IDieir books and1 take up like musket to fight the battles of
the natiion. These men were not wild and reckless, seeking vent for
tlieir daring spirits. They did not enter the army for mere love of ad
venture. They were mew whose ambitions were boundless and' whose
prospects were "brilliant. For years tlhey had been struggling to round
up tlieir education in College. With this end im view no work was too
menial, no discouragements were too great. They knew that the mom
Avhb are to mould tlhe thought of the nation ron'fl be its leaders would be
the college men. They know tJliat eaoh one must carve out for himself
litis own destiny, and tlhey wauitcd a college education before they
should begin the struggle.
It was no little sacrifice for such men to give up tdiolr ambitions nn'd
enlist in tlh'e army. Many considered 'Mint their duty to tlieir country,
their state and their university left tliem no cli'oicc but to enflist. To
the nation and1 the state they owed their education. Tf educated' classes
dlioulQ stand back nuti urge others to the front, well it might be said,
iJhat universities arc failures and that higher education doeto not make'
good citizens. And so, college men sprang into the service. They
served as privates and ns officers; they serrd on land nn'd oni sen;
everywhere, their service was intelligent, and tlheir discipline was per
fect. Until this weelc, no University of Nebraska man Qiad died in the
service. But on Sundny came the news of the death of Thomas Tuivn
amid on Monday from Camp Monde, Pennsylvania, that of the denths of
August Foss and Roy Johnson, The flng over tlic University has
drooped at 'half mast in i! eir memory; the grent living heart of the
University has stopped for a moment its ceaseless throb and' by its
hushed stillness has spoken thesentimentsof sympathy forthcdeafith'at
thoughts cannot express and lips eanmot utter. Fate did not grant
theim the boon' of dying oi.the field of battle when impassioned man
hood approaches divinity. For them was reserved the worse fate of
sinking beneath the withering touch of disease. Yet they nre no less
heroes, aintt an earthly immortality shall be theirs equalled only by
that of the mem who died on the field of battle.
Tho Junior Annual Board will begin work at once on tflie Sombrero
which wiill be issued some time in April. The members of tilio (board
have come back filled witlb new ideas and plans for making the annual
exceed all farmer publications of tlhe kind in onr University. Regular
weekly meetings of the board will begin at once and tilie work will be
pushed: forwnird to completion as rapidly as practical and possible.
There are four places in the board of associate editors which; will' have
to be filled at an early meeting of tJlie junior class, as1 four members
who were elected last year have not returned to tlhe University. Oairc
should be exercised by the class in the sclotion of these membem, and
ability and' fitness for the place should be the only qualifications con
sidered. Dr. H. K. Wolfe, formerly at the head of tlhe department of philoso
phy in this University, has just accepted the position as superintend
cnt of the pufblic schools of South. Omaha, South Omaha, fe cspecialliy
fortunate in securing Dr. Wolfe for this position,. He was for many
years contnected with the University of Nebraska, and1 to him. is due
the credit of building up tlhe department of philosophy and making it
what is it. From a department of little importance both, ini the num
ber of students registered' in it, and in the work ofTeredi, he liaised' it
to one of the lairgest, strongest, and most popular dearlliinen!tls in our
University, and made for himself a reputation of national extent, flfe
is accepted as authority in' this country in many lncs of has work.
The Hesperian joins with his many friends in till is University ini con
gratu'latiiiig the people of South Omaha in their good fortune ini secur
ing Dr. Wolfe to superhvtond their public schools.
OUR EASTERN PROBLEMS.
Address of Dr. Fling on the Complieatlions in the East.
Dr. Frc"d Morrow Fling gave a short but very interesting akio!ress
on "Our Eastern Problem" at the Plymouth Congrcgaitiortail church
last Thursday evening. Quite a good many University students tunn
ed out to hear it Dr. Fling spoke entirely witJhout notes, in fact, it
was an extemporaneous avldress. He said, in substance: The most
reinarkaMe tilling about our eastern problem is that we Qihve it. I
ma'dto the statement at the beginning of the war Mint Ulie nation had
entered upon a great crisis in hfistory and that the more difficult prob
lom.s would come after the close of hc war. This hue proven true,
TJiis prolflem was forced upon us. It was an accident to us as a
people. It seems almost an nccftlent to our government, but it seems
to mo that there is evidence that the government has lon'g hadi its
eyes on. the Philippines. 'JMic government acts and doesn't tnMc much
before it acts.
When1 the 'battle of Manila was won, we begnn to realize the diffi
culties before us. The ques-ltion ns to What was to be done with them
became paramount. It seems to me that there has 1een a distinct'
dlminge in public opinion, since thon. Tn the beginning the generoi
public steamed in favor of giving up the Philippines,, but now opinion
favors the retaining of them. The grent majority of newspapers to
day fairor expansion. This question cannot be a pamty issue. It is a
1 think wo will keep the islands. Why? Some say
that thie American ting should never 'be pulled flown
whore once it has heon raised. There is a great deal of
feel an 'ind'iscriunblc thrill of pleasure when they see the dtars and
stripes waving. This sentiment a,bout the flag carries men a long
wnyw. Others find it liirnrd to let these islnnds go leenuse our mcJn
h'avc fought ankl died to vin them.
(live the islands up to whom? Shall we give them back to Spain?
We arc lighting to drive Spain out of Cuba on grounds of hitnnrnity.
Spain hasibeen just ns cruel ami tymnnicnl with tha Philippines as she
has been with Cuba. We would not be true to our principles if we
should return them to Spain. Shall we sell them? If we do we will
run up againtft the constitution ami our own Declaration of Independ
ence. No, we are not going to sell the islands.
'llhii Philippines are one of the keys to the oriental world'. This
inn be seen hy the birtls of prey 'Mint nre gathering there. Germany,
France, Japan, all want thom. England says for us io keep themi be
eau.se she does not want any of the other European nation to have
them. The real reason for our holding these islands is n commeroih.1
reason. People that are interested, who have money to Invest ud
schemes to push forward are busy nil of the time working for the
continuance of our sovereignity in th'c Philippines. The Paris com
missioners are very likely to hold on to all of the island, V
What are we going to do wiUrth-m? now shall we connect "these
IslhnHu with the United Stntcs of America? Shall we make, their an-
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