The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, April 21, 1899, Image 2

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Issued Wkbklv by The Hkspeiuan Association of the University of
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Address all communications to The Hespkiuan, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Ne
braska. Entered in tho Post Office at Lincoln ns Second Cluss Mattor.
F. E. Edgerton Managing Editor
J. J. Plowhead Assistant
t, , -o ' ASSOCIATES: ,. . ,
R. C. Roper Editorial
F. G. Hawxby, News
Bortha Johnston . News
Frank Miller Nows
G. W. Klino Literary
W. H. O'Connol Debates
Sam B. Sloan Fraternities
Leo Berry Athletics
Contest of 1899 at Lincoln, Nobr., May 5.
Fred B. Hill, president. . .Oarleton College, Northfield, Minn.
J. A, Maguiro, vice pros U. of N. Lincoln, Neb.
H. M. Savage, sec-troas. .College of Emporia, Emporia, Kan.
G. A. Benedict , Lincoln U. of N
W. D. Schemerhorn .Salina, Kan.
H. E. Kobertson .Northfield, Minn.
J. L. Hopwood '. Marietta, O.
J. E. Thomas Greencastle, Ind.
Robt. A. Ward Ruthland, Ind.
S. R. Williams Apploton, Wis.
A. Dakan Boulder, Col.
R. M. Corbitt , Hopkinton, la.
0. E. Pendlon Liberty, Mo.
The remarks by Dr. Fling at tho Athletic mass meeting
were well put. Ho said that the student body of tho Univer
sity of Nebraska is sadly lacking in college spirit and that the
faculty is expected to bear tho burden of the greater part of
expenses of athletics. We are sorry to admit the truth of this.
Student enterprises of tho University of Nebraska are not well
supported. Had tho foot-ball team been well supported there
would not have been a deficit of four hundred and fifty dollars at
the end of tho session. The cause of this lack of spirit is a
hard one to locate. Principally, it seems to bo that too many
students are overcrowding themselves -with work. They come
here and expect to crowd four years work into two or three and
as a consequence are forced to work night and day and when
they leave college, they are sallow,round-shouldered, weak-eyed
specimens. Such students imagine that they do not have time
to think of athletics and if they should ever give way to their
feelings and yell, once, they would look back and regret it as
wasted energy.
Not only iB this lethorgy manifest in athlotics but also in
debating, in oratory, in fact, no ono patronizes anything un
less ho bo specially interested in it. Tho junior class is croufll
ing some excitomont this year in its campaign against senior
canes and tho Hesperian bolicvos it is a good thing. Wo
want more class spirit. We want more University spirit.
The Athletic Mass Meeting.
As had been previously announced, a mass meeting was
held in chapel Wednesday morning to take action on athletic
matters. It was expected that Chancellor MacLcan and
several of tho regents would speak, but owing to tho serious
illness of Regent Weston's daughter, thoy were not present.
Dr. Ward, president of tho Athlotic Board, presided at tho meet
ing and reported the conditions. Ho said that tho honor of
tho University is endangered by the condition of athlotics.
The Board- of Regonts and tho Athletic Board look at the
matter from a business standpoint. Financial Secretary Max
Westorman has advised that athletics be dropped entirely i
tho remaining debt of $250 cannot bo raised at once. At the
close of the foot-ball season, the association was $450 in debt.
Since then contributions amounting to $130 havo boon received
from the faculty and $65 from the student body. Dr. Ward
said he would loave the mutter with tho student body. If they
do not wish athletics to bo dropped, let them say so. The
board cannot go on without better support. These obligations
stand against the University and thoy must bo mot. Ho said
that the board should havo elected a foot-ball coach somo
weeks ago but it did not dare to do so. If the association can
not pay its past debts, there is no uso of incurring now ones.
Dr. Ward called upon Dr. Pound who responded with a short
appeal to tho students and a bank noto as a contribution from
himself. He said that the question now before tho University
is whether it is to remain in Class A among groat universities
or is to bo allowed to slip back into Class B.
Rev. L. P. Ludden was called upon and kept the crowd in
a roar by his fund of funny stories.
A motion was mado and carried that a contribution bo taken
at once and the chair appointed Williams, Molford, Story,
Andreson, Moore, Barr, Stewart, Abbott and Misses Tukoy
and Hammond as collectors. In all a total of $210 was either
collected or pledged, leaving still a deficit of about $40. Dr.
Wonte contributed $5, Delta Gamma 5, R. A. Emerson $5
and the Y. M. C. A. $10.
Union Boys' Program.
LaBt Saturday evening tho boys of the Union Literary So
ciety gave their annual program in the chapol. Thoy ren
dered tho play "Tho Freeman Mill Strike" a comedy in three
acts and the boys did justice to themselves in every respect.
A crowded house awaitod them as the curtain was raised after
a well rendered instrumental solo by Miss Anderson. The
first scone was in tho parlor of a wealthy mill owner, Mr Free
man. Other scones were in tho woods, and for all the. scones
curtains wore specially prepared, and arranged by tho boys.