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BOARD OF EDITORS.
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J. J. Plowheatf Alsdaslnmlt
L. W. Pearson Business Manager
R, C. Ropar Editorial
F. G. Hawxby News
G. W. Kline Literary
W. H. O'Cbnlnel Debates
Sam B. Sloan FratiemStfies
After looking- over carefully the courses offered by the now catalogue,
especially tiliose of .tlhie special nature, The Hesperian feels that tfliere
is somethSng yet lacking. A great many of the students who expect to
take teh study otf law after Compldting a course in tilic University, and
even some who desire to enter Uhe law school Hiefore .iniflbing row en
tire course of four years, feel as though another eombinaition of
branches might well be made which would' especially suit tiho wants of
any desiring to cnlter the profession' of law. Such n special courjsc
miglrf, include', as required' studies, a general survey or American his
tory. Constitutional history of England, American! Canst it tit ionhl his
tory, Political science, Modern European 'history, and such an amount
of tiho work already done in our law school as would enalblc the student
to finish the law course in oncyear after graduation from .Die Unfiver
sity. A course of 'this nature would lead 'tilic student to the degree of
A. B. One-third of 'the required1 work, or, perhaps, of tthe entire course,
could include work in law. The idea of including in a college course,
professional studies, is not entirely new. There is a 'tendency iw this
direction!, now growing up in several of our really progressive institu
tions. Such a course is offered at Lclnnd Stafford University, ami the
plan is talked of considerably at Wio University of Michigan. A special
course of this nature would fake the place, to a certain extent, of the
course we already have preparatory to law and journalism.
those who need help; wflieni we examine the statistics of last year's
work audi 'learn' tilm'ti over twelve hundred! books were loaned, 'over six
hundred! periodicals distributed1, and' over tlirec hundred personal and
friendly calls wore made to Qielp and aid and oncoiirage those of our
city who need' encoiragcmenit and help; when we slop for a moment,
and realize all tflris, and what it nil means, can we tunn a disinterested
ear to tch requests of the college settlement board' for support?
The work tliat the college settlement association is doing for the bet
terment of tfliose families living in the poorer regions of Lincoln, who
are without the advantages of education and bcttei (social influences
demands the highest commendatlow. The work which is daily carried
on down at the college settlement by studenlts and fnculty is not con
ducive of good to those only among whom- it Is done, 1ut the doer of
these humanitarian acts, these acts of charity and upliftinlg of mankind
reaps also gockl results, and it may not be entirely wrong to look ut
this from a selfish standpoint. We arc made strnger, better and nobler
not so much' by the good things done to us, as by the help, the words of
encouragement and advice, the acts of charity nnd sympathy to our
fellow men, which we liave ocasion so dffen to perform and show our
selves. Religion Is made practical and becomes a thing wc can- sec
and feel, sbmdiihing tangible and easy Ho get hold of ami' experience,
by just such work as the college settlement board wan'ts done.
Wlnen we know the splendid work tflie college sottilomerft i doing for
The A'tihlelic association is no more, so they say. Roscoe Pound
has spoken. The association has resolved 'that it be 1:0 more Wins tho
deed was done and now the spectre of old ddbts no longer haunts the
managers. The skeleton! in the olbsot that so long hi is rattled his dry
bones onrnniously has been preenrp'torily flredi out. There is no AtihQetic
association and1 now atMetics is in the 'hands of the great student body
which, dn mass meeting assembled!, delegated! its authority to a board:
of trustees consisting of five menl
Tliis chango may seem perfectly proper nmU' legit imaltc to " Vie gang"
who engineered it through, lint to 'those who found Tills sprung ipon
them unexpectedly, it appears strange. There are many questions that
come to their troubled minds and Hhe answers are not satisfactory.
"Wiliat arc these debts that we arc trying to dodge?" If they arc hon
est why shouldn't 'they be paid? If they are not lawful and just why
won't 'Jhe courts protect us? Was the old' association incorporated ? If
not, how could it have ddbts? How could' it be sued? If it was, (how
can a simple resolution destroy its corporate life? Who called that mass
meeting? If it was a iiinm meeting of students, what right had' Whip
ple to say tfliat only those who paid fifty cen'ts could vote 7 If the oTd
association has 1)een dissolved, 1y whose authority is A. A. Bischof
manager of the foot ball team? Has he hecn re-ek-ctcd by this new
board of trustees?
These arc questions that have been asked 'in a spirit of investigation.
The studenitH who aw making inquiries arc not sore-heads. They are
only interested in clean honest administration of university affairs.
"The Union Boys' Debating duty has made a spectacle of itself by
passing resolutions on matters it knew nothing aliout more than once.
As a former member of -tflic club, and one of its founders, I regret to
say that pretty much everyone who has belonged to the organization
is becoming heartily ashamed' of it."
The above is an extract from an article in the State Journal of Octo
ler 4th signed by Mr. Roscoe Poundfl The article purports to be a de
fense of "The Atlhlctic Association" againWt the charges said' to be
contained in some resolutions passed' ly the Union Boys' Debating
clul) (Q.'t its meeting October 1st. These resolutions are found hi this
issue under the head of debating notes.
In the emiresof the article as the following: "It is stated that the
resolutions charge that the object of 'the dissolution' was to avoid pay
ment of money due a couch.." Tlie autOior evidently has mot even read
the resolutions as iassed, and is certainly making "a spectacle" of
himself by discussing "mutters" he "knows nothing about." The
resolutions say nothing about the association1 dissolving 4b "avoid pay
ment of money due a coach." Did tlhc auitlh'or of tihl article knowing
the real cause of the dissolution of the association, anticipate wQuai
would be charged and assume, without even talcing the pains to look
the matter up, tfliat the true cause had1 hecn set forth? He states thtt
Kiich Charge is absolutely false. What has that got 1o do with the
resolutions in question? They made no such charge.
He states further: "The object of the dissolution) was not to rcpudr
iatc just debts, but to ijxiy them. Do associations or corporattons ordi
narily f;o defunct in order to pay just delfts? Even though the asso
ciation feared that fraudulent claims would be asserted, was this just
cause for dissolving? Oouhl they not defend themselves- openly before
tho counts? Does an honest man need to rum down- a back alley in or
der to avoid meeting a fraudiilcivt credi'tor in tlhc open rtrcet? How, in
the name of common sense, can an nssodJaiUon expect tb pay its honest
debts by committing suicide?
The author of the article was once an active memher of the club of
whlich lie is now "heartily ashamed." The club respect him cs one of
its founders, but it has never known licfore libw unpopular it had be-
.Iinlt facts are Otherwise tQian stated in' the dailv oaner. and ilhnttafMV rs
"pretty much everyone" simply stands for a great hig "L" 'fe' I
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