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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 25, 1900)
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LINCOLN, N12HKASKA, SlSPTEMttttK 25, 1000.
AVJttil tho 'Men Arc DOlng-Large Nnm-
hor Out to Practice Conch Booth
The rootlmll outlook la oven brighter
if possible than it was a week ago.
Thirty-five men have lopnrtcd to se
cure lockers and all will be out dur
ing thin week. More soort heavy men
nr-j seen oi' the ilcld now than for sev
eral years and It seems as 'hough a
solid line can be selected from the
candidates. No man is sure of Ills
place at the present lime and hard,
faithful practice Is all that will insure
a man his position on the team.
'Largo crowds have watched the
practice evary evening. Thus far this
season, the onlookers have not crowd
ed upon the field and Manager Tukey
wishes to emphasize the fact that ev
ery one should keep outside the lines.
People on the grounds not only get in
the players' wav. but hinder the coach.
A new fence will be put up in a shrtrt
Coach Booth ha been hard at work
during the past week. He appears on
the field in his suit every evening and
goes through many of the plays with
th men. Rev. Manss is also doing
much to aid the team. He is trying
tin- men to see if he cannot d( velop n
punter and coaching the ends Much
praise Is due him for his interest and
hard work. Mellord, captain of 'US.
will give his assistance after the first
of tlu week.
financially, the team needs thesupr
.u vvur,' "aiiiuem m uie "unijaw
tiuscnpuoii pupers urc uumg
circulated, and'everyone should do bis
part. The business men of the city
have j? I ven much assistance in that
Manager Tukey reports several bids
handed in for a training table and
wishes more would look the matter
up. Ho will attempt to start one dur
ing the coming week.
Following is a Iht of the men who
have reported for practice: Pillsbury,
Weslovor. Koehler, Kellogg. Captain
Brew. Raymond, Reynolds, Ryons,
Hood. Cook Randall. Cortelyou, Ber
ry Turner. Downer, McClennhnn,
Stall, Bender, Johnson. Billiard, Mc
Killip. Drain. Bliss, Hummell. Swain,
Bell. Hancock. Nlulson, Newton, Hunt
ington and Voss.
An attempt is being made to ar
range a game for some day during the
street fair, but it is not yet assured.
The schedule complete Is as follows:
At Lincoln September 2!l, Lincoln
At Lincoln October 0 Donne col
lege. At Lincoln October IS, Ames col
At Lincoln October 20. Drikc col
At Kansas City October 27, Kan
sas City Medics.
At Tarklo, "Mo. October 2!). Tarklo
At Columbia. Wo,' November 5, Mis
souri state university.
At Lincoln Novombi i 10, Grlnnell
At Lawrence, Kas. November 17,
Kansas stato university
At Topeka. Kas. November 19,
At Lincoln November 29, 'Minne
sota Btato university.
Y. M. C. . Ill'llKAl
Bll le S'tidy "Work.
Die Emplovinonl Bi'reau !u.s done
good t'oi'vko to many young men rif
Men securing permanent posi
Mone. value of above S2.250 00
Men securing work for rooms. 0
Moiu value of rbovc I 102 00
Odd Jobs to Sept. 21 12
Money vain- of labor '$ 14 50
Total $2.12G 50
An one In the city deslrin. student
labor can address th Y. M C. A.,
State University, or 'phone 7fc8.
Service 's done young men not only
In securing work, but also In keeping
or advising a yo.mg man no; to sc
enic work. Much has been made of
the young man who makes nil his ex
penses while In college, but yet there
Is no doubt but what there are a large
number of young men about the Uni
versity who could put their time to
better use than making money That
is. there ae men working their way
who could well afford to pay all tx
penscs. thus giving all their time to
s.-iiool work. The committee in charge
of the Employment Pureau will not
securo work foi a man unless !t is ab
solutely n 'cessary.
All students and numbers of the
faculty should as&ist the Y. M. C. A.
In building up this department of-its
work. Care will be used in the dis
tribution of all v.ork i nd It will be
given only to needy students. ,
The new student work has never
been so well dof as this vear. It
Large Gathering to Hoar Dr. An
drewsSketch of the Speeches.
The Inaugural exercises by the Uni
versity of Nebrnska for Chancellor An
drews took plnce at the Auditorium
Saturday at 10 o'clock. A large crowd
was present and extended a hearty
welcome to Dr. Andrews. Mnny of
the citizen of Lincoln as wel as stu
donts were present. The stage was
prettily decorated with palms and
scarlet and cream bunting. Three
Regents, Pros. B. v. Forreh, Hon.
Charles Morrill, Hon. J. L. Teeten ;
Chancellor Andrews, Di. E'lgrcn, Prof.
Barbour, Rv. Lewis Cregory and P.
B. Weaver of the senior class occupied
places on the rosiium. The exercises
were opened with muuic, "Inaugural
Marcli " by the University Cadet band.
The invocation was delivered cy Rev.
Hon E. a Fori ell, presidert of the
board of Rugents llvered the address
of welcome on beialf of the board of
regents. His remarks were heartily
applauded by the larg' audle'ice pres
ent. He said-
I Fellow Citizms and Patrons of Edu-
tion. It is fitting that we meet in
the University city at this time to
ponder the question of modern educa
tion, and to welcome to these councils
our chief. It Is need. ess foi me to
say that I deem k a great pleasure to
be permitted to preside at a gathering
of this nature.
Certainly, the righteous pride of. a
was.'tbought by some that It, 'wouldbe 'Nebraskan'meed cause no o'ftense 'if in
W.visc to 'do the'vork ln'0: asspcla- cons'itlefjhg 'her educational ativancc-
menls of the pas uecale, and me rc
tion rooms, but It has been found by
this year's experience tuat thlp Is just
the place. It Is not onh the best place
for new student work, but P famil
iarizes all men with the hendquarters
f the association
The Bible study department is at
tracting considerable attention this
year after Its successful season last
year. The association Is also taking
an Interest in the work done by some
of the professors.
(By Alfred M Wilson, Ph. D. Assis-t-int
Professor of Semeiic Languages.)
The course In Messianic Prophecy
will be cluu notorized (1) by a critical
examination of the Mest-innie passages
in the Old Testament, and t'J) by a
rapid survey of The entire Held and
fcopc of Old Testament prophecy.
The work will be based on the Can
terbury version of the English Bible.
Open to all mature students
Two hours per week throughout the
All the heavy freshmf.n should turn
out and see what they can do.
Many of the old suits should bo re
paired if the subscriptions are largo
enough to warrani It.
Coo'c played fullback in '90 and
Montgomery was one of the swift
backs of '97.
Rlngor, Boll, Pillsbury, Raymond,
Randall and Montegomery are prac
ticing punting every evening.
The first game of the season Is with
the Lincoln high school on next Siit
The Life of Christ.
(By Miss Whiting, Instructor In Eng
This couise will be an interpretative
Htudy of the lire cf Christ as given In
the four gospels, and will be of espe
cial value to all who are interested in
th's oopartment of Bibie study.
Those taking 'bis course should
have lad English Htei attire 5 and C
or their equivalent.
Ono hour per week.
Credit: 1 5.
Register for these courses the same
as for other work In the University.
The Young Men's and "Young Wom
en's Christian Associations will or
ganize several Bible classes early in
the semester for a more devotional
study than can be had In the larger
At least three courseb wilt be of
fered, viz: (1) Studies in the Life of
Christ, (2) Life o' Paul, and (3) Old
Any Information couverning these
classes may bo had by consulting the
general secretaries or chairmen df
Bible study committees.
nmrkable absence of Illiteracy within
he. borders, he should be at times
given to boasting.
With the advent of the prairie
schooner there came with ou fathers
a zeal for broad and generous educa
tion, which has intensified with the
vears that have passed With us the
question of applying the practical to
what has stood so long as only a the
ory, is no longer unsolved. From the
primary department of the village
school to the last credit in the univer
sity, the practical working of our edu
cation system Is plainly seen. That
we follow the lead of older states, In
some respocts, we are always glad to
acknowledge. That this young state
has often been found in the lead.settlng
forth brilliant Ideas o" the practical
applications of what has heretofore
often passed as beautiful theoretical
vagaries only. Is also true. We could
not meet here to rejoice today In the
high rank of our unlerslty were It
not for the knoweldge that every de
partment of our educational system
has received the jealous attention of
The Nebraska university has not
been built up at the expense of the dis
trict school, but by Its help. We are
proud therefore of the golden chord of
harmony that binds together our en
tire educational system. Yet all the
educational puzzles have not been
solved, nor mny we hope to do more
than our share In this great advance
ment. The educational horizon, how
ever, is ever widening, und the tri
umphs of today are but the open door
of new opportunities and greater pos
sibilities for tomorrow,
"Do little things now, so shall big
thlngn come to thee, by and by, ask
ing to be done " This i..otto repeated
as an inspiration to little boys und
girls, has lead great svstoms to suc
cess. The "big" things have now come
to our university. Not only have her
resources Increased, but her responsi
bilities ns well.
It Is well enough now to repeat the
question that Herbert Spencer riked a
half century ago, "What knowledge Is
of most worth?" It wus a startling
question then, it is a piopor question
now. Who will deny that Industrial
education Is beginning to take Its
proper place in the educational field,
and if It has not supplanted the Four
teenth century classic, it has at least
wisely supplimonted It. Certainly
the education that wo need Is the edu
cation that we can use. No American
institution cai. give itself up to the
deoloplng of an aristocracy Of learn
ing. As It Is only the rood that is as
similated that does the body any per
ceptible good, so it is the truths we
assimilate rather than the facts that
we remember that givj us strength,
for to know by heart is not to know.
Not long since we heard a scholar,
an Englishman by birth, complain of
American society. In Ei. gland he said
one might acquire ran, or standing
as a soldier or a scholar. In America,
said ha. everything is measured by the
almighty dollar. As he was minus flio
latter, he fob himself In the very
substratum of society. If it Is true
that social linos have lvon thus close
ly drawn, It must not he accredited to
the public school ysteir for Us spirit
is extremely democratic, and therefore
unquestionably opposed to classifying
society Into the three grades, namely:
ho ar'stocracy of dol'.irs. swords or
of letters. We rherefore argue that
thp knight in armor, the scholar Ip
his gown or the broke- In his field of
gold is not the hoped lor product of
our American mstitutlois. btu is sim
pl tho lingering ghost of an age long
There Is a vast difference between
knowledge and power. Not scholasti
cism of a fading age. but power fr
present duties is what our '1lay.rb-.
quires. ' '
There was a time when it Vas
thought the province of -colleges and
universities to complete nil prepara
tions before action was allowed. To-
oie. .wowover, -joi uie nrepurnwoiipije - -as
complete as posslb!"
Theory and practice shouln travel
the same road at as near the same time
as practicable. The time was. also,
when It was thought that un 'versifies
turned out scholars. :Jow we have
the true Idea, however, that the urii
versity Is but a practical preparatory
school to the practical school of life.
The world Is the school and Time the
teacher, from which scholars are
It is said by some that "knowledge
without action is dangerous; this Hun
ger bing Illustrated frequently in the
Mves of men of learning. There are
those who become so accustomed to
weighing problems schntlfically and
to lool'lng upon all sids of questions
of practical importune1 that theybe
come nbnormnlly timid uhou any ac
Mon. Thus knowledge may beget Ir
resolution and Irresolution end in in
activity. The man of '-nowledge who
habitually 'ears to take an active part
In the work of life Is himself a
wretched being, and a useless member
of society." This truth, boiled down,
means that action begets action, and
Is allied to the sa"ing that we learn to
do by doing.
The scholarship that lessens activ
ity should not be bought at loo high
That tlilJ ago like oi'cry age needs
scholars in all that tlur term iinpl'es
does not admit o' argument Yet we
fully believe that It is not as Import
ant that we havo ono hundred Intel
lectual stars in this land, as that mil
lions have a decent knowledge of the
sciences, classics, history, and abovo
all, English. This university mhy
novor send forth brilliant lights as lit
erary critics, yet lot us hope that the
boys and girls who leave thoso halls
may know th dilfcronc- between gun
uino and spurious literature.
What does it pt.fit a younfe' man Ho
ppond years in the study of mechanics
and yet make a pivot of his backbone
In shovelling coal. O'- to Bpend as
many years reading Tlomor, Vergil
and Shakespeare. pd on tho same day
that ho bids faroTveU o his alma-mator
he buys a copy of Sapno, and enjoys
nothing bettor thereafter.
Thore is also an ethical side to this
question to which the unlveralty cdn
not turn a deaf ear. Pour years of
collego life may trans orm tho awMc- ..
ward clown Into a "polished gentle
man of conventional airs and grncoful
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