The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, November 28, 1899, Page 4, Image 4

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'Published at Sift North Elovcnth Stroi-t.
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ilmucl or Hdltor.
MnntiHlUK KiUtor A. 11. Maxwki.i,
City Editor R A. GUBOADKN
Oinia L. Hull. U. H. Wossel.
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room here. Already there are several
cups of different kinds stored around-
In different places in the university
which liave been won in contests in for
mer years. With some place for such
things they could bo placed away whore
they could bo on exhibition. Visitors
passing through the institution would
enjoy seeing them very much. Foot;
balls, base balls, basket balls, cups and
medals could be placed around in an
attractive manner as they aro added by
our victorious teams. The institution
Is still sufficiently young, so that com--paratlvely
all that have been won In-
the past could be hunted up and placed
here, and it would be ready for addi
tions at all times in the future. Of
course, the old question of where vq
would get room for any such collection
at this time- comes up immediately.
Perhaps there is no place, yet this'
would not necessarily mean that tho
move should not bo started now and as
many as possible of the things located.
found in the armory or some of the
other buildings. We would like to see
some of the students or members of the
faculty tnke hold of this idea.
IIMisic and Ipicturc
vA&l&kzirne,K yfe.
We have bought from the
Through an oversight the editors of
the1 Nebraskan-Hesperian have allowed
all', of the issue of October 3 to be ex
hausted. Several numbers of this issue
are' now in. demand ami. if there are any
persdns in tho university who have
kept back copies of the paper who are
Willing to dispose of the same they will
confer a great favor upon the manage
ment by leaving them at the office of
the paper.
, The opportunity offered by Professor
tyees of the university to students de
siring to take a European tour during
the coming summer should attract a
large number of young men. The cost
of the trip lias been reduced to a mini
mum compared to the number of plaeps
that are to be visited. This is only
rendered possible by the experience
which Dr. Lops has already had in this
line. He has made several trips al
ready, all of which were h'.ghly success
ful. We feel sure that the desired num
ber of students will appear for this
trip within a few days.
, One more gume remains for our team
this season. From the present outlook
It v,ill be one of the most brilliant con
tests of the season. Not that Grinnell
has a team able to cope with the Uni
versity of Iowa eleven, but for the rea
son that it promises to be a kicking
contest throughout. Wheeler of Grin
nell has a record second only to that of
Benedict among all of tho teams of tho
west. As the matter appears on pallor,
Wheeler is stronger on place kicks
than on punts, and It is probable that
Benedict will surpass him easily on this
latter point. On the other hand, If the
past records of tho two teams are crl
terlons, It will not be safe for either
team whose thirty-yard line Is crossed.
A large crowd should attend this con
test In Omaha on Thanksgiving day
and lend Its support to the team, not
only at critical moments, but through
out tho game. V
Wo have noticed in various ex
changes that efforts are being put forth
in several different places to start tro
phy rooms. To tho knowledge of the
editors no such an attempt has over
been made here, although tho custom Is
ojd In several eastern Institutions.
After a llttlo consideration, wo feel
sure'' that everyone can seo tho good results-
that. would como from suqIi a
The death or another foot ball player
a few days ago has again awakened
more or loss comment over the coun
try. In the University of Iowa, where
the accident happened, foot ball games,
were canceled for a length of time. It
Is the same old story that has been
heard for the past few years about the
brutality of the game. Comment
scarcely seems to be necessary upon
tho situation in Iowa, but a few words
upon class foot ball in general may not
be amiss. We believe that class games
should have some restriction placed
upon them, and that only men passed
upon by an athletic trainer or a phy
sician used to examination of athletes
fliould be allowed to enter the game.
The death of the player at the Univer
sity of Iowa was due purely to the fact
that he was not in a physical condition
to stand the wear and tear of a hard
game. He had been warned by the
head of the department of athletics not
to go into a game, yet he had done so
at his own risk. Further than that, it
is stated by physicians that it was not
entirely the blow received at the time
that ho was carried from tho field that
killed him. Theso things should he
consideied before any opinions are
passed as to the cause of h's death.
With some check upon students to keep
them from entering Into games at tho
wrong time fewer fatalities would re
sult. It Is a fact that It Is not the stu
dents who are In training that are in
jured in the games, but those who piny
without sufficient training. In fact, a
large number of the deaths and serious
accidents occur in high and prepara
tory schools and small colleges, whore
there is no chance to get training nec
essary. We extend our sympathies to
the faculty and students of the Univer
sity of Iowa, as well as to the parents
of the gentlemnn.
In the last Issue of the Drake univer
sity Delphic considerable space is
given up In explanation or how It hap
pened that Nebraska could win from
that Institution In foot ball. By actual
count they find a majority of their
team laid up with injuries. Several
other things aro set forth very strongly
and upon tho whole a vory credible
statemont Is made. It may ho that
they are right In what thoy say, but It
Is our opinion that they lost the game
because Nebraska outplayed them by
straightforward foot ball. That is tho
conclusion reached by nil tho Dns
Moines pnpors In the, criticism of the
game on tho morning after It was
played. "Wo aro willing to give Drake
credit for a plucky fight, but not credit
for winning a gamo that does not prop-
of Council Bluffs, Iowa, their en
tire stock of music and musicial
instruments at an immense sac
rifice. The stock consists of Sheet
and-Book Music, Guitars, Mando
lins, Violins, Banjos, Zithers,
A u t o h a r p s, Cornets, Horns,
Drums and small goods.
All this immense stock will be
put on sale on Monday, Decem
ber 3rd, at prices never before
dreamed of in Lincoln.
Look out for future advertisements.
erly belong to them. In another col
umn of the same Issue tho Delphic
quotes from the Nebraskan-Hesperian,
showing the decision of the Nebraska
athletic board in regard to profession
alism in that institution. In conclu
sion they speak as follows: "It should
be noted that the above decision was
reached through an Investigation or
fncti rather than from the standpoint
of po'ley. What Is convincing evidence
to the University of Nebraska ought to
be worthy of consideration by certain
schools of lesser prominence. We
await the time when the people 'of Iowa
know the difference between a crusade
for pure athletics and a combination
for boycott and personal defense." As
we stated in a previous Issue, we think t
that the Institutions of Iowa are mak
many of our best orators are- found
here. To debar them means to weaken
I the chances of the university for win
ning the contest. Whether this Is th
view taken by the smaller colleges 01
not. It Is true that It Is tho result. With
this end In vlow, tho Nebraska asso
elation has concluded that the only
proper course Is to withdraw from tin
Btato association and to form a larger
and better one. to be composed of instl
tutions of somewhat nearer equal rani'
and with a unity of purpose. It is tin
desire of the colleges to cultivate a pol
tolled form of elocution that will please
an audience without sufficient regard
to thought. On the other hand, 'state
universities have a special type of'ora
wry, wnero tno thought counts for
Ing a mistake in keeping up a needless ; more than delivery, and where it is tho
wanare. 1 0 uring an Institution Into desire of those in charge to develop tho
line is not done by means of a com-J faculty of forcible statements,, sudi a
binatlon against a certain one, but by Is so common In the ordinary walks ol
a little judicious consideration of the life. Only one class of InstltutloiiH
subject one with another. While, as a reaches this end, and that is the-state
board of editors, wo have not stated university division. Again, the pro
that Drake Is above reproach, wo have motors of oratory in this unlversltj
said that she could have received bet- realized a vital point and- decided that
ter treatment than has been alloted to ; only schools of this class should bo
her Wo are not in a position to say eligible In the formation of n new as
whether her athletics aro pure or not. relation. Letters were sent to the
but wo do say that she needs a fair state universities of Minnesota, Iowa.
(!,mm:c' South Dakota, Kansas und Missouri.
Already more or less favorable- replies
Nebraska men are the originators of lnive been received from some of the
a plan to form a new oratorical league, lnstltut'ons, and tho promoters feel
Comparatively few people hero lmvo Hiiro that It will bo a suceoss. In case
known this. It is true, nevertheless, ' It Is. llttlo doubt oxlsts that it will
and tho principal on which thoy aro J enm-a tho formation of aovoral new
working is one well worthy of consld-' stto leagues, as in nearly every case
oration. Tho orators have realized that will tho universities drop out. Tho
thoy aro not treated as an Institution Nebraskan-Hesperian believes that this
by tho smaller colleges of tho state, "i-jvo ought to bo supported by tho stu
For several years tho same howl has d'-at body, as forcible, up-to-date orn
coino to tho effect that students from lory Is one of the essentials that goes
any of our professional schools should to mako up- u fully developed univor
not enter tho contests. Tt Is a fact that ty man.