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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER
Published at 225 North Eleventh Street.
iMUed Every Tuesday Noon by the Unlvor
slty Publishing Company.
Entered as Second-Class Mail Matter.
M. I. Stewart,
II, M. Garrett,
Uoard of Editors.
Managing Editor A. II. Maxwki.l
City Editor F. A. Cuscadkn
ASSISTANT C1TV ED1TOUS.
Onna L. Hull. it. 11. Vossel.
Maude Hazlott K. D. Androson
II. a. Roberts J. S. Ellis
I. P. Howltt F. W. Hewitt
It. A. Huston W. II. King
Frank Mauchostor Q. Jay
Tho Nebraskan-Hesperian will bo
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Contributions are solicited from all.
News items such as locals, personals,
reports of meetings, etc., are especially
desired. Tho Nebraskan-Hespcrlan
will be glad to print any contribution
relatlvo to a general university subject,
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In the University of Chicago there
is a ruling to the effect that no under
graduate may be approached, solicited
or pledged by a Greek letter fraternity
. until he has been in college for three
months, has passed creditably in three
branches of work and has, for the en
tire time, conducted himself in a mor
ally becoming manner. According to
some of the Chicago dailies this priv
ilege has been abused by certain fra
ternities, and in a short time action
may be taken by the faculty to correct
certain abuses. In spite of little dis
sentions of this kind at times, we are
of the opinion that the student body of
the University of Chicago is well satis
fled with the condition. The evil effects
of such a system as is in vogue in the
University of Nebraska are no more
fully realized by any one than by the
members themselves. Yet no attempt
has been made to bring about a change
for the better. In an institution such
as this action upon such a subject must
come from the fraternities themselves
and cannot be made a faculty ruling.
In the past it has been the custom to
go after men while they aro yet in tho
high schools or Immediately after their
entrance into the institution. Througn
out registration week knots of men
may be seen in tho armory working
diligently with the unsophisticated
freshman, planning for his entertain
ment and compelling him to believe in
spite of himself that he is about the
best fellow that ever struck town. A
few days later the same freshman
wears the colors of one or the other of
the fraternities that has invited him to
join them. The initiation follows and
he Is one of them before he has more
than a vague Idea of the university and
boforo he knows anything whatever
about tho life of tho Institution. After
it Ib all over there is time tit think. Ho
wonders what the other men in school
are like, and pictures how ho could
have been had bo waited and possibly
to have been asked to join elsewhere.
Often regrets follow such musings, and
oven sore disappointment. Yet noth-
should come together voluntarily and
should attempt some reformation In
this respect. Let us assume that by a
harmonious vote It were agreed that no
man entering tho Institution for tho
first time should be given a chance to
join any fraternity for one semester;
let the samo apply to tho sororities as
well. Let us assume that such other
regulations in regard to scholarship
similar to those employed at Chicago
should be brought up here and adopt
ed. Is it not true that men would have
time to study the fraternity situation
and the fraternities would have tlmo
to Btudy the men? Is it not true also
that at the end of this time each would
know better tho thing wanted? Does
It not follow that each would be adapt
ed to the other and each bo satisfied?
Tho man finds his peers, coins his
friendships out of congenial and help
ful companions, feels like working,
puts his shoulder to tho wheel side by
side with the others, and with the
united action that follows something
is accomplished for the individual, for
tho fraternity and for the university.
The same spirit that characterizes the
man with his associates will mark him
in the class room, and If this is culti
vated In a helpful way In the one place
It will communicate itself to the other.
For the fellowship of the University of
Nebraska something of this nature-
ought to bo undertaken. For the sake
of our athletic teams, our debaters, our
orators, our representatives In every
line, something of this nature ought to
be done. As long as -there is a lack of
Harmony in the composite parts of the
university, so long will it be impossible
to get a truly representative team of
any kind, and so long as the naphazard
way of choosing members exists so
long will the internal dissensions
occur. It may be said that what is ap
plicable to the fraternities fits almost
without exception every organization
in the university. The movement that
reaches one must invariably reach all,
and whatever change that is ever
brought about must apply to all by
striking at the root of the evil.
The high standard and progressive melh.
ods which have given this School its envi
able reputation for over thirty years aro
For circulars of detailed information ad
dress tho Secretary,
dr. N. s. DAVIS,
2431 Dearborn St., CliicagoJII.
Among eastern colleges great Im
portance is attached to general college
club3. At Princeton Whig and Clio
"halls" practically divide tho student
body between them, and constitute to
gether the great source of college fel
lowship and enthusiasm. The Houston
dub at Pennsylvania perforins similar
functions. It has been of great value,
says the Pennsylvanian, in fostering a
spirit of fellowship before unknown in
Pennsylvania. Here men from all the
schools come together, and there has
grown up a spirit and university feel
ing of loyalty before unknown. The
need of such a club at Harvard has
long been recognized, and of late a
strong movement has been started for
the erection of a university club of a
broad, democratic kind; a donation of
$150,000 has mado the carrying out of
tho long contemplated plan sure. Yale,
too, has of late keenly felt the need of
some organlzattion to hold together, In
a close college democracy, the under
graduates in its various departments
some center of a common Yale life
other than the famous Fences. Tho
Yale' News says tills may safely be
termed Yale's greatest need, from the
undergraduate point of view, and tho
Alumni Weekly joins It in emphasiz
ing the necessity of taking steps to pre
serve, In institutions adapted to the
new conditions, the spirit and charac
ter of the student Ufo of Yale tho uni-
ing can bo done. At the samo time the versity's greatest treasure.
man is not alono In his feelings. If ho
character of his teachings and his qual- NortllWeSteM University
itles as a man, that ho will be missed
so long as his name is known, but his
work as a scholar and a leader in tho
active world in which he was so potent
a factor before coming to our univer
sity was of such strength and practi
cability that there, too, will bo a va
cant clinlr. His cheerful nature, his
power, his sympathy, his common
sense combined to make of him a man
who, once known, could never be for
gotten. But his end has finally come,
and wo must accept tho inevitable as
he himself accepted it, never ceasing,
however, to regret that we are to see
him no more, nor to rejoice that he
was once an active force among us."
In a recent address before tho Union
League club of Chicago John Barrett,
formerly minister to SJam, declared
that the Philippine islands wero the
key to tho commerce of Asia, and with
them controlled by America the bulk
of the Asiatic trade would bo diverted
to this country. In his statements
upon tho subject ho brought up two
men, both residents of Nebraska, and
placed their opinions in direct opposi
tion and asked the members of the club
which was the more feasible. Follow
ing out the idea he took up the justi
fication of tho war, and spoke as fol
lows: "Are we to accept, the opinion
of Colonel Bryan of Nebraska, or of
Colonel Stotsenburg of tho Nebraska
regiment, who died leading his men
on the field of battle? The former says
we provoked the conflict and we alone
are responsible; the latter, in command
of the regiment at that point of tho
line around Manila where the fighting
first began, went on record that the
Filipinos provoked the outbreak after
he and other officers had done all in
their power to prevent it. Tho Fill. I
pinos had deliberately fired upon our
flag, and there could be no satisfaction
except unconditional surrender." This
recognition of Colonel Stotsenburg is
more than gratifying to the students
of the university.
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is out of place in the fraternity, it, on
the other hand, is weakened by him
self. Not being In harmony with
them, ha is not one of them and can
not carry out their plans with justice.
Suppose, on tho other hand, represent
atlves of tho different fraternities
The Daily Palo Alto of Leland Stan
ford, Jr., university speaks ns follows
in a recent issue: "In tho death of Dr.
Amos Griswold Warner there passes a
man whoso place cannot be refilled.
Not only did ho occupy a posiilon at
Stanford so distinctive, both in the winter sports.
Director Kimball of the university
school of music announces that the out
of town sale of seats to the Paderewski
concert has been much heavier than
was expected. The number previous
to the time that seats wero placed on
sale for residents of Lincoln had reach
ed almost one thousand. From all in
dications tho auditorium will be taxed
to its utmost seating capacity upon
this occasion. Residents of Lincoln
and other cities in the state have
learned to appreciate good music and
will sacrifice a great deal to hear it.
The Omaha Excelsior speaks as fol
lows concerning the event: "Lincoln
is to bo congratulated upon having
Paderewski for a concert on the even
ing of February 12, the occasion being
the dedication of their new auditorium
just completed. The Excelsior trusts
that our Omaha people will show their
appreciation of genius and their love
for music anu their good will toward
Lincoln also by going down in largo
numbers to hear the greatest pianist of
our time. Mr. Willard Kimball of the
Lincoln conservatory of music has the
matter in charge and if a suffldnnt
number signify their intention at the
Excelsior ofilco of going a special train
will bo secured, leaving hero at 6
o'clock and returning in time to catch
the last street car."
Tho victory of tho basket ball team
?nat!.K0M0r,,IP 8hould arouso moro
Ei,fSUn thls llno amon8 the sclent
body. The score was entirely too de
cisive to leave any doubt of the fact
that the un versity can put winning
teams in this line. In a short time
the Omaha Y. M. C. A. willsenu a team
hero to compete, and a little later tho
University of Kansas will do tho samo.
Nebraska must win theso contests, and
to do so it is necessary to lend hearty
support to tho players. Let us put a
little foot ball enthusiasm Inrn mi-
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