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manors," VCt this Ts but n hhtfatollo In
th" equipment of ti Mulnt. ( Ho
must acquire 'some'thlnfe thoYo than
mi oiuwarfl appearand of o"hlfure, his
FfiiHihiHtioj must ho cultivated.
COWpOl piltS It AVI II-
"I would not outer on my Hat of
(Though graced with polish'd manners
and line se.se,
Yet wanting sentlhillty) the man
Who needlessly sets foot .ipon a
Herbert Sp-ncer's question "What
knowhdgc is of most worth." has pro
voked discussion !n Geunany as well
as In Amo-'iea. This Is what one svrlt
or suys: ' The chief phice In the Ger
man schoo' of the future should he
held l: a course of Instruction In the
Gorman language and Mterature. At
so training yMttl that at the end of
their school vear they shall he adepts
In speaking, reading and writing their
mother tongue and sha'1, besides, be
ing familiar with n copious vocabulary
or the language, becoming ac
quainted llso witr its Hterarv monu
ments, and imbued with the intellec
tual spirit or their nation. It Is ob
vious that. In order to turn out such
pupils, teachers are needed who know
more than some Gothli and middle
high German and it .s also obvious
that In order to obtain such teachers.
thi.se. learned mon should not act at
the university who hav- lost the spirit
in turning over the wjfds. and who.
moreover, pass of' this spirltlessness
for scholnrliness. '
Knowing that England until bu a
short time ago made i"i studv of the
'mother tongue" In her universities
w come to the belief ihat the woild
does move, and that educationally It Is
moving toward the practical. Herbert
Spencer's question suggests to us the
modern wording of the same Idea,
namely: does it pay? And thir.. too. is
a "proper one to ask in this ace, when
the battle for br'tirt is a real conflict.
If higher educution cannot help to
answer this perplexing interrogative.
hon have we huilded In vain. We do
not wish to be understood as advocat
ing the idea tha the A. "B.. . M. or
Pht D. degrees will stand us a bank
ticcount upon which Ave mav at any
fiihe draw for a roodly supply of por
terhouse steak or "West Phallan ham.
but in all seriousness these titles
Should help us at least now and then
to save our bacon.
The conflict that hn been on in
evoi'y civilized land between the clas
sical and practical schools will not re
sult in the extinction of either, but
will, wo trust, result in a broader and
inoi o .-onerous conception of the uni
in Germany for a time it appears a
hm tie royal wa wagec between the
advocates of these schools. At times
the language used In portraying the
'weaki esse1 of the rlvn1 systems was
more forcible than elegant. The qunr
rtil, however resulted In good, as quar
who -attends 'the 'university is given a special 'in'
Vittftion'to "visit our 'Goak ancl Suit department.
We (promise 'to s"how all who come me choicest
co'llcotion of igoo3 values 'in stylish, nvell ma3cf
'reafyyvtcwear .garments ever -clisplayecl in Lin
'co'ln, 'Gome ancl see 'for "yourself.
rels sometimes do. 'in Uplte of live fav
oritism "shown the classical tir gym
hasla, the real school, or practical edu
cation, has made rapid advances.
The old school opposed the Info
ductlon or any stuflles hut Latin.
Greek and mathonatlcs. The opposi
tion wished the total abolition of these
studies as a waste of time.
The modern Idea has struck a gold
en mien, which has been the Inspira
tion of those leaders of thought and
action who have In the past so well
huilded the educ: tlonal Structure of
1 have no sympathy with the senti
ment that felns the belief that our
university hn drifted ivnv from the
people It is. and has been, drawing
nearer the people each year of lts ex
istence I am persuaded that the edu
cation of the masses does not suffer
as the university spirit increases, but
as the university developes so devel
opes the entire system
Through the university extension
the Nebraska farmer and laborer has
univeislty culture brought to his door
There is no impassible gulf between
the Htock grower, the fruit grower and
the university professor. They meet
on a common level and discuss ques
tions of common interest.
The people of Nebraska have done
well in their support of education.
They have a right to expect much In
return. The university must continue
to do more than turn out just so many
graduates each year. It must go far
ther than the present campus,
not and must no sever Its
with the sod school house
plains It must reach out it
em arms inti eery school
and whisper words of Inspiration
the young Baron of Plow, as well
the hopeful young Ducness of Laun
driville. The university is but the end of a
"vstem that begi i everywhere. This
system does not now need enlarging
by entering new fiold.i and opening
new departments but It needi devel
oping, and perfecting along the lines
already started. Wisdom would not at
this time open a school of mines, but
she would develon our school of agri
culture. With this view of further perfect
ng our university's efficiency, espe
cially along industrial and practical
lines, the "Regent0 were slow in mak
ing a choice of a Chniic'llor.
The rapid g-owJi of 'he university
both in number ol students and iuw
departments opened, h-ought with it
problems rhe mastery of which le
qulied both experience and evocutive
Aft v carefully lootting o'or the
field, making iwimv inquiries of those
who wore in a position to know the
kind of lender oni unhorslty needed
we have brought to you one whose
name recommend him to the respect
rind confidence, not onlv to the Imme
diate university circle, but to the pa-
trons flf our schools Uu'ongl out the
TO find a man 'to lake up the work
fo we'll carried on for the past decade
was no easy matter. Chancellors Oan
fleld and MnoLoan wc-e matters in
their chosen fields. How well they
seived the university and the state Is
seen in the splendid fruit that their
labors brought foith.
We have brought to you p.itrOns or
education one whose na've is well and
favorably known In the educational
field: one who has bo" a success In
his chosen work and Abo w'll. with
yotu help .Mid mine, lend us Into the
open field or larger opportunities. Shall
we. as regents. fa ulty m pat-ons, not
co-operate with 13 Benjamin Andrews,
our chancellor, in making for our
university vet a greater name than It
now already enjovs"' Mothluks the
vote In the affirmative is unnn'mous.
At the close or his talk. President
Forroil introduced P.miI B. Weaver. '01.
to extend the greetings of tin student
body to Dr. Andrews. Ho was re
cohod with the !Tnive -sitv veil. He
compared the Uiwers'ty with other
institutions of Its kind in the Mis
sissippi valley stating that It he'd
first position among t'-om Continu
ing he said. "Nebraska's wealth is in
tin- futility ci her sol" and the in
dustry or her citizens. The 'Univer
sity has always been Tree from parti
sanship, which is so harmftii in mi
institution or this kind." He paid a
high tribute to Dr. Andrews ind wel
comed him In the nam or th student
body to the University
Dr. Edgrrn was introduced if speak
roi the faculty. His talk wc short,
but Interesting and full of thought.
He traced the development of the
Univeislty to its present high .tandnrd
and quoted the motto of the University
of Upsala. "Freedom or thought is
j'rnnd. justice or thou cut is minder."
In conclusion he "welcomed "Or. An
drews in behalf o' the faculty or the
The Philharmonic orchestra rcn
do'od "Lo Domino Noli." which was
The speaker or the day. Dr. An
drews, was groete "with niutih enthus
iasm. He sodke o'n 'the 'topic "Current
Criticism or American University
His addivss was well -eceU'ed and
orten opiilauded. It appears 'In an
other part or the paper.
iSly Old Kentucky Home" wns
beautifully rendered Iia the "Philhar
monic oreiustra. The benediction con
cluded th" exercises. Telegrams of
coiigiatulation were read trom ex
Chancellors Bentt.n. Cunfi'dd i nd Mac
Lean. Ai informal receptlo'i to the people
or Lincoln was held on the platform
after the exercises. A large number
of people look advantage of 'his op
portunity to meet Dr. ndre"ws.
V. T. C. A. NOTfiS.
The state convention of 'the Y. W.
C. A. will be held at Fremont the sec
ond week of November.
Miss Florence McCorkle has been
called to act as state secretary during
January, February and March.
Miss Effie K. Price. National Col
lege secretary of Y. W. C. A. of 'Chi
cago, will attend the stnto convention
and will visit us.
The T W. C. A. will hold the open
ing reception to young women Satur
day afternoon. September '2'J.
Miss J. Margaret Kyle, general sec
retary of the city Y. W. C. A., anil Miss
Henrietta L. Henderson, general sec
retary of the university Y. 'W. C. A.,
Ift yesterday for Chicago to attend
the secretarial conference Septem
The association held their first reg
uliu meeting Sunday afternoon at 4
o'clock In room 8 of Conservatory
MIbs Sophia II. Lyon, travelling sec
retary of the student volunteer move
ment, will bo at the unlvorHlty for a
few days some time in October. She
visited us last year and till are de
lighted to know that she Is to come
Htmlletl Out ir Holiool.
Gen. OhatTee, not huvhm'the advan
tage of u military education before Ik
became a soldier, has falcon every op.
portunlry presenting Itself to beooni
prolluient In his profession. He hut
comploted courscL In luw und 'military
The annual Y. Xl. C. A. rcctfplltfn to
new students won Of more than usual
mfc-rsl th!': year. There wai a large
auendanc. which was made up most-
t. new men. About :S0 L. J.
Marsh, the pres'dont of the associa
tion, called the boys to order and af
tei 'i few words of greeting Introduced
Chancellor Andrews, who spoke In
uhsianoo ar follows.
'I hose o! you who Avere in U:c hahR
i'f rttending church at home continue
lo nl'ond church Iiere; if you were In
th.' liahlt of praying at home, oOn
f mo so k do; if you read your Bible,
do .iot ceise now. If you Avere not In
the habit of doing any of thesi things
Vfoio you came, yon shou'fl begin
them now for you avIII never need the
strength derived from them more than
while you are "ro I Avould especial
ly commend to von the habit of dally
readii g U Serlptnros There is no
liahlt. unions it bo the habit of prayer.
Avhh h is so beneficial to one acquir
ing it. Do not he alarmed if In your
scientific end philosophical research
your ideas aliout God and the future
i hange. They must of necessity
.liangc. "Hut all of youi studies, if you
are rue t-. them and to yourself, will
but ioad you to a clearer conception
ol Kim and your duties toward Him.
' hope that I. may become personally
Lcipmlntcd with each of you. And 1
siuil! be glad, ir any of you find your
s ia'os in any i.f then mental perplex
ities, ir yon come t.i me. I shall, to
tne best or mj ability, assist you.
Mr. Boostrum. who lias so o'rten ns
sK.ed at the Y. M. C. A. gatherings.
nj,ain delighted all vith a a oca! solo.
'1 he two faculty membe's 01 the as
riclntion . boad of control. Drs. Ward
.nd Hastings, then ipohe few words
after which light rofivslime'tus w're
lewefl bv the voting ladies Of "theitiii
erslty ST W. C. A.
The wo-K. in the gymnasium will bc-.-,i
as sicn as the gymnasium is in
or.'er The first event of the season 'in
fack Avo-k will be held 'the second
Friday in October. Training for 'this
tnet bop-ins this week.
Contesoiits for track work s'hou'ld
bear in mind the ruling made some
ime ago 4hat persons not registered
.t not e'igihle to compete in con
i"tts Act julingto the present ruling
a person may take work In the physi
cal trainirt- departmen' in addition to
niy ntimbei ol nouis of other work
in the u..verslty. including drill.
At a called meeting or the athletic
b mrd "Friday evening the following or-
iiiiizatioi was perfoct'-d:
President, P-oI Ca'd-vell; tIcp 'prs
di'til. J. 1. Led with; football com
mittee. J. I. Wyre. Manager fl. A.
Tukey, T. J. Hewitt: finance commlt
ei. Prof. Richards, A. E Gordon. J.
J. Let! Willi, G. M Oowyll!
'DR. 1JEES IN ElROPE.
Conducts a Large Party of 'University
'People Through Foreign 'Coun-
'trles A Very Enjoyable
Dr. Lees und a party of university
people spent the summer In Europe.
'Leaving Lincoln soon after school
closed they arrived In Ireland about
June 22. from whence they travelled
to London. They spent two days
wheeling about the Shakespearean
country around Rugby. "Warwick and
Strafford. Wheels were hired for Ms
pel day. much cheaper than they can
be obtained in our country, und the
party spent u very pleasant time trav
elling through those old historic parts
of England. From London the party
went to Paris to the world's fair,
where they remained only eight days.
They described the fuir ub u perfect
grandeur, although crowded Into rath
er small Bjiace. "Those old European
towns have not the vacant loth to
spread the fair out like Chicago had,"
said Dr Lees.
To illustrate how crowded und dense
it was the doctor told of a person who
wus trying to draw a plat of the
groundB und buildings. He had been
'working over throe weeks und hail
not boon over one-eighth of the
The most striking thing was the
manner in whleh the Parisians cdle
bruted on the 14th of J nl. That duy
corresponds to our Fourth of July, and
the people celebrate by singing, danc
ing and carousing. The women cele-
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