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Vol. 8-29, No. 28.
LINCOLN, APRIL 4, 1000.
i'AMES FOR NEXT WEEK.
University Base Ball Team Will Cross
Bats With Leaguers
The base ball team has been working
hard during the last week, and with
one or two possible exceptions the team
has been chosen, and will have a
chance to show its strength against
thq Omaha league team next week.
The league will be here for three
games and then the Nebraska Indians
the -two following days. These games
will be interesting and should be well
CAUGHT ON THE FL.
DePutron Is considered a fixture in
center field. He covers a great amount
of ground and is a good hitter.
Cuscaden has been kept from prat
tlce during the past week because of
an injury to his eye.
Reeder will report the latter part of
this week. He will probably cover
St. Clair, a law school man who
played on the University of Iowa team
last year will be a candidate for short
stop. He is a quick heady player and
will add much to the strength of the
Virgil Ryan showed up well in the
Tx in the practice game with the high for g gg of something new. and
that people who make such statements
don't know what they are talking
about; for this would but servo to con
vince them more firmly of the truth
of their criticisms. And they are
made, too, sometimes in all honesty
and sincerity by those whose opinion
we cannot afford to ignore.
"It is right and just that we should
think highly of our own university,
and our presence here is sufficient In
dication that wo do. We certainly have
cause to be proud of Virginia's stand
ing as compared with other universi
ties, and the recognition which she re
ceives the world over. But when we
carry it to the extent of thinking, as
we do sometimes, that there is no uni
versity In the country to be compared
witn the University of Virginia, and
that the ideal of all that is best and
desirable in a university is embodied
in ours, such complacency and self
satisfaction deserves the high censure
it has received. Should we not rather
honestly examine the methods which
have proved efficacious at other insti
tutions, and apply such as may seem
desirable to our own peculiar condi
tions? Not on the one hand adhering
to old fashioned and established cus
toms merely because they were orig
inated and handed down -to us by Jef
ferson, nor on the other be completely
carried away by the spirit ot the age,
with its tendencies to change merely
WANTCSAIR OF SOCIOLOGY.
faculty will only give credit for three
years athletic work including; two
years inquired drill and will not let
a student register for physical train
ing after having. had the two years
drill and one year physical training.
Here we see a conflict, the athletic
board requires registration. The fac
ulty will not register you. What is to
be done under such circumstances?
The question, "how shall we havo
better athletics" is nothing more than
a huge Joke. The fault does not lie
with the physical training department.
Dr. Hastings' has vorked hard to get
Gordon, Bolen, and Rhodes are hlt
tiMg the ball hard this ysar.
hCartala Bliss thinks that his arm is
Student Body Gives Expression to a
The end sought in a university
course may be looked at from may be
looked at from many points of view.
Our former chancellor was fond of em
phasizing It as "culture." Some of the
strong professors lay stress on the
value of training In habits of applica
tion. For others the end is the de- rin ,,, ,, i, , r....it,.
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veiopuieut iu iuu au aruuau mau ms i but when presented to the board of
regents were turned down. The faculty
would haye us develop, get on the
team and make a record in one year.
The regents would have no athletics
whatever. What is their object? Do
they wish to keep down expenses In
order to secure re-election? If so
should we as equal citizens of this
great common wealth stand aside and
see the interests of the crowning feat
ure of the educational system of this
moral and physical as well as his in
tellectual side. All these ends may be
mutually inclusive. Each calls atten
tion to the same thing from a different
Whether one department can con
tribute more than another to the do
sired end is perhaps a matter of opin
ion and dependent more or less on the!
inclination and Interest of the student.
One very important line of work.
however, is not receiving, the attention state menaced by the pecuniary inter-
Bell covers the ground well la right
Held and is hitting the ball.
larnsworth plays a. fast outfield
game but is rather light at the bat.
He will doubtless make the "Varsity
The athletic board of the university
has secured a notable entertainment
for the people of Lincoln. This 1b a
chalk talk by the Boston cartoonist.
C E. Itosecrans. It will be held In the
chapel en Saturday evening, April 14.
Mr. Rosecrans gives a splendid -enter
tainment .and it Is hoped that he will
"be greeted with a, crowded house. Con
siderable expense has been .accrued In
securing the speaker, -and the Athletic
board Is very anxious that ibis univer
sity event.be as well attended as the
coffers of the board need -to be some
what replenished. Reserved seats will
l)e placed on sale At ihe University
Book Store for .85 eents.
give up that which has been found to
work well for what is untried and to
some extent uncertain.
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etwe rrm uai w uw, jwnxens jr
talnlng to the walverslty. We do so
it deserves. From the standpoint of
the state the end sought is good citi-
1 zenship. The state looks upon the uni
versity as the center from which in
fluences spread which shall tend to
make its institutions and its people
better. The welfare of the state is de
pendent upon the correct interpreta
tion of the social process. Such an in-
not merely in the spirit of fault-finding,
nor with the hope, either, that we
may have the slightest effect directly
upon the "Powers that Be,'" but rather
that among the student body, even If
they should not agree with us in every
rase, we may have some little influ
ence in creating a spirit, which will
not let us rest until Virginia Is not In
name merely but In fact, the greatest
Institution In America."
We clip the following from the Uni
versity of Virginia topics. It might
he very applicable to the University of
"The remark is not infrequently
made that one of the great -drawbacks
to .the progress and 'development of the
university and indeed of the .south in
general, is Ihelr self-conceit. It is
maintained, and probably" with some
justice, that we are so well satisfied
with ourselves, that we are -content to
remain where we are;; not being im
pressed with our 'deficiencies, nor rec
ognizing the need or even possibility of
improvement. In a word that Virginia
Is where sue was forty years ago. Such
criticism is an overstated and -exagger
ated form oontains, we believe, some
.element of truth
A HARD FIGHT.
From the Associated Press reports
to the State Journal Is the following:
"Students of the state university, Co
lumbia, Missouri, engaged in a furious
pitched battle in the auditorium of the
institution of the evening of the 24th.
There was intense rivalry between the
-classes over the preliminary contest
to .select representatives of the Mis
souri university to appear in debate
"While waiting the decision of the
judges, when the dobatt was over,
members of the academic classes and
the law students tame together In
est of a few men. Or if they hold the
interest of the state so at heart as to
keep down expenses In such a way
why don't they shut up shop altogether
and let the institution of the neigh
boring states educate the young men
and women of Nebraska? Not saying
anything against the other depart
ments In the university but a college
terpretation can be made if at all only the size of the University of Nebraska
by profound study of society a study and not having gsod athletics, seme-
atimntlc, thors-ach a fre frwpt vs-itUa ia.TUME asi mem a
the business of the state to encourage : food athletics are maintained. Again
such investigation. Its instrument is perhaps the regents are not aware of
the university. 'the fact that good athletics keep up
At present a smattering of sociology the interests of the institution, if so
is offered In each of the departments of i is It not our duty to raise up and de
political economy, philosophy, and fend the Interest of the alma mater
American history. This is not sufll-1 of the public school system of the state
cient. The authorities should at once against the Ignorance of a few, would
take steps to establish a chair in sod- be politician. Student.
ology and place in it a thoroughly
trained, broad-minded man who shall
Inspire students to Investigate social
problems with the sole aim of arriving
at truth. A large and growing number I
"EDITOR NEBRASKAN-HtS 3PER-
Remember that there will be two in
terstate debates held In Lincoln this
. . . . . ' , , ' year. The first contest will take place
of those who seek university training ., , . .,. , , i ni
J A-nt-ll "? In i linivprcltv rfianrf. Col-
desire such a course. The need is be- . , . .. . . ,
orauo college win iueei u uu uuu uaic
ing felt and met In other universities.
To hold her place among the Institu
tions tt the country the University of
Nebraska must make this forward step.
CHAS W. JONES.
"How can we have better athletics."
That -question is sprung on the stu
dents about twice every semester.
This is the first time that a debating
team has been sent from the Rocky
Mountain states to meet a Nebraska
team in Lincoln. Colorado college an
nounces that she has a sirons team.
She has but one team. The professors
and students are devoting their ener
gies to the preparation and support of
this team. That college won over Ne
braska in Colorado SprlngB last year.
The Nebraska representatives are
Our professors have always told us,
even when we first entered the high workers. They are full of energy and
school that to succeed we must begin " enthusiasm, but they need the assur
at the bottom. When we enter the ance of a large house full of Nebraska
front of the rostrum and fought. The university the same advice Is presented rooters on the evening of the 13th.
lights were turned out and the struggle , for 'When we went xo register we were
work nrst under
went on in the dark, doors being
broken down and furniture smashed,
Six of the students had their .clothing
torn into ribbons, but none were Tbadly
mot do if or ms to cast it aside, and aay
The senior olass at Yale purposes
raising a fund of LS00, the income
of which 1b to be used to publish the
class records aB long as the -clans exists,
after-'whlcfc the fund goes to the uni
versity. This plan was successfully
It certainly will il adopted toy the passes of M and 39
kindly told, "Prep1
sity work afterwards." Laboring un
der this thoroughly learned lesson, we
look at athletics of the University of
Nebraska. Where shall we begin to
make them better? We have all kinds
of fellows ready to take part We
have a good track man to train ub and
a .good physical director. What do we
lack? It 1b merely the oooperaiion of
the faculty and regents. The athletic
The oi'estion "Resolved. that
Great Britaln-s policy toward the
Transvaal is justifiable" 16 one of the
liveliest Issues now "before the people.
The debating association Is now In
good .condition. The executive commit
tee Is active in preparing a splendid
entertainment for ibobe who enjoy an
Colorado wJJl bring a crowd of en
lhublatlic supporters. The Denver
News is now heralding ihe powers of
board re-quires that any person to have , their orators. It remains for ihe old
a place on any athletic team must h&
registered for phs-slcal training which
is alright. On the other hand the
university supporters to &how her ap
preciation of her team Vy universal
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