The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, November 27, 1900, Image 1

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Vol. 9-30. No. 11.
Five Cents.
All Ready for Minnesota Gophers Coming in Full Force Two
Train Loads of Rooters Last Week's Mass Meeting
Survey Work Sigma X Meeting.
Manager Prico Wickcrsham, of the
Minnesota football team, was in Lin
coln Friday afternoon making final
arrangements for tbe game and for
hotel accommodations.
Mr. "Wickersham was very reticent
about talking of the team. He said
that while Minnesota was confident of
winning the game they did not expect
anything like a walkaway. On ac
count of snow the Gopher team has not
been able to do any outdoor practice
work for a week. This fact in con
nection with the long trip and strange
grounds will put them to a disadvant
age when they line up Thursday.
i. K PACT.
The Minnesota aggregation will ar
rive in two divisions. One including
the team, tbe band of thirty-five pieces
and about one hundred rooters will
come in Wednesday forenoon at 10; 15
on the B. & M. The other will arrive
at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. The
train on the return trip will leave
Thursday evening shortly after the
Manager Tukey has been busy com
pleting arrangements. Seats on the
bleachers have been provided for
twelve hundred. Societies will be al
lowed to reserve every other section
in blocks of thirty Ave. Five societies
iiave so far reserved sections. In order
that the gridiron may be in the best
possible condition the ground ha3
been dragged and covered with straw
to prevent its freezing. Hereafter all
practice will be secret.
A mass roepticg was held in chapel
last Wednesday morning in the inter
est of football and the Minnesota
game. A large crowd was present and
much enthusiasm shown for the vlc
ortus .e.:m of 1900.
Professor Caldwell presided at the
moeeting and presented Coach Booth
already well kuown to the students.
Coach Booth'' was greeted with a
wiorm of applause. He gave a
practical talk on football, using chalk
and a blackboard to explain the
positions and plays of each team. His
talk was interesting and the common
complaint of not understanding the
game will not be heard on Thanksgiv
ing aay.
Professor Caldwell then explained
the financial condition of the athletic
board at present. Dr. ound followea '
with a talk on Nebraska's team, and
compared it with Iowa. Tho latter it
now playing with tho large colleges
while Nebraska, a still stronger col
lego ir ot. He then stated the chance
we now have of going Into Class A
and said Nebraska must seize the op
portunity. Robert Andreson, '00, followed with
a speech on rooting. This was his
first appearance at a University mass
meeting but ho got away as good as in
any one hundred yard dash, and fin
ished strong. Fr-s'essor Wycr praic
ed tho 1900 football team, and inci-
dentally roasted those in the habit of
observing the game from the wrong
side of tho fence. He suggested the
placing of a pennant in the armory
in honor of the team.
Rev. L. P. Luddcn was then intro
duced anu laughingly referred to
what he had done before in tho way
of raising money for tho athletic
ooard. He referred to the absence of
the faculty and said they must be
afraid of him because he had started
with them last year and then talked
to the students. Rev. Ludden then
called for pledges for tickets. Many
followed in quick succession from the
fraternities and literary societies.
Many individuals took tickets to sell
and over 800 in all were pledged.
Since then the town people have asked
for many, as well as tho aggregation
from Minnesota.
Considerable work is being done for
the U. S. geological survey by the geo
logy department of tho University.
Mr. C. A. Fisher, of this department,
returned from a week's stay in Col
orado, recently. The principal feature
of the trip was the discovery of part
of a mammoth tusk, four and one-half
feet long, and six and one half by five
and one half inches in diameter. This
specimen was found in tertiary beds
about twelve miles east of Castle
Rock, or thirty-five miles south of
Denver. The importance of the find
is the fact that it throws light on the
age of the deposit as well as the ani
mals of the time. The tusk was fairly
well preserved. It was dug up, box
ed, and shipped to Washington where
it will be exhibited in the national
museum. The principal value of the
And is the location of the specimens.
Besides this, a fossil tooth and several
fragments of mammoth bones were
.ound. The tooth and tusk are of
great scientific value as they are char
acteristic parts of the animal and
serve for its ready identification.
Standing room was at a premium at
the open meeting of the Sigma Xi in
the chapel last Thursday evening. At
fifteen minutes past eight Dr. Bessey,
the chairman of the society, intro
duced Professor Barbour, who spoke
for an hour and a half on the wonders
j 01 the Yellowstone Park region. The
lecture was illustrated with many fine
stereopticon views, whose beauty
J called forth frequent appjause from
the large audience. The views were
an excellent portrayal of the geysers,
hot springs and other geological won
ders which abound in that region. Af
ter the close of the lecture Dr. Bessey
spoke for a short time on the most in
teresting and striking botanical fea-
tures of the region, and the peculiar
plant growths which exist in the hot
springs. In closing ho assured the
audience that this would not be the
last treat of this kind this year.
Great preparations are being made
to entertain the Minnesota people.
All tho fraternities will entertain tho
visiting members from Minnesota,
t-ni Psl will give a smoker on Thurs
day evening. Kappa Alpha Theta have
been notified that a number of tne
Minneapolis chapter will attend the
By James H. Canficld, LL.D., Ex
Chancellor of tho University ot
The causes are almost as numerous
as the failures. Somo fail because
the problem of success is always and
necessarily one for individual solu
tion: whereas the student often seems
to expect the Institution to solve it
for him. For some failures the insti
tutions are at fault, because they aro
not careful to secure stimulating and
inspiring teachers: quite a different
thing from securing men of expert
ability in given lines of investigation
and research. Some students are
easily led away by indolent or vicious
companions. Some become unduly in
terested in college politics, or in ath
letics, or in fraternities. Some are
sent to college, instead of going, und
never quite overcome the sense of
compulsion and work done under
compulsion rather than by free intel
ligent choice is rarely successful.
Some are imperfectly prepared, and
being overears from the start simply
flounder on to their complete educa
tional submergence. Somo have never
acquired the habit of concentration,
do not know how to study, and so are
easily left in the race. Some are un
naturally timid: and falling Into the
hands of somo "smart" instructors,
who have not yet learnea the divine
lesson that there is more glory in the
one stupidniwho is saved than. in-4ke4s3r.
uiuuiy UUU UllIU wiiu uuvu nine IICCU
of a master, they are subjected to a
process known as "weeding out"
than which there is nothing educa
tionally more vicious, as it is applied
in some college or departments. A
few really have not the mental grasp,
the intellectual grip and grit, which
are necessary in higher education
for it is unquestionably true that
such education is not possible to all.
The reverse of the shield is this:
with rare exceptions, it is not neces
sary that a young man seeking the
advantages of a college training
should fail either in college or after-
ward. The work of such institutions.
Is quite carefully adapted to the aver
age student. Those below tho aver
age in either ability or preparation
must work a little harder in order to
hold their own. Thoso above the:
average may broaden and strengthen,
their course by collateral reading, by
unusual participation in the work of
tho better literary societies or special;
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