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Vol. 9-30. No. 25.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, MARCH 12, 1901.
THE NEBRASKA DAILY
How the Project is Being Received
Among the Faculty Alajority
Heartily Endorse Plan
Some Doubting Ones.
The proposition to start a daily at
Nebraska University has met with a
most favorable reception. A glanco at
the following opinions will show what
some members of the faculty think.
The students and alumni will bo given
an opportunity to express themselves
next week. It is hardly time to dis
cuss the pros and cons of the situation.
The principle point at issue anyway
is, Does tho university want a daily?
If the students and faculty aro one on
this proposition and will give the need
ed support by subscribing, reading and
pushing it, it can be made to succeed.
But tho question should be discussed
fully. Opinions from students, mem
bers of the faculty and alumni will be
giadly received. Let us know what
you think of a daily, whether you
favor or oppose. If you believe Ne
braska should take her place with
Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Cor
nell, Leland Stanford, California, and
the oMier institutions of like standing,
let us have your testimony. If you
think it is not yet time for the uni
versity to take this step let us have the
reasons for your faith.
Ihe project of a daily for the Unl
'in pwrL'nrg,K'' "f .Nebraska strikss me as .an
excellent one if it can bo carried
through strongly. Such an organ
would bo of great convenience to the
administration in communicating nee
ossary notices to the student body.
The financial basis of tho undertaking
would need great care and the man
agement ot tho paper much time and
E. BENJAMIN ANDREWS,
I think there is a sufficient univer
sity public to support a daily paper.
There is perhaps sufilcient financial ab
ility at large to make such a publica
tion practicable; though in institutions
whore college dailies succeed tliero is
considerably more money spent per
capita, than with us. Tho successful
support of such a venture would prove
that wo havo advanced truly to the
hlgnost stage of social development as
a univorsity public. There 1b porhaps
too little interest among students at
large as to what the university as a
whole is doing; there is apparently
not much college spirit In athletics,
intercollegiate debates and games, to
warrant a trial of the plan. There J
also porhaps too little leisure, find per
haps too Utile journalistic training and
skill to ensure In Immediate succoss ot
an experiment of this kind.
j. A. faHERMAN.
I should liko to see a daily in the
CHARLES E. BESSEY.
A daily would bo a success in this
university if tho studontB will sup
port it, and if well managed such a
paper would bo an excellent thing for
tho university. I believe that your
plan for conducting such a paper is
one which will insure good manage
ment H. B. WARD.
My first impression about the sub
ject is that it is not worth while. If
l had time to think tho matter over
more carefully I might change my
mind, but at first thought it seems to
me that we are not quuo ready for it.
E. W. DAVIS.
I am decidedly in favor of a daily
paper for tho university. I would
much prefer to subscribe for one good
daily than to take two or three week
J. W. CRABTRE.C.
I think it would be well to "make
haste slowly." Think it over and talk
it over till next semester at least. If
all the news Interests of the university
could bo combined ,(and stay com
bined) it might be a success.
JAS. T. LEES.
I see at the present time no occasion
for a dally newspaper in the Univer
sity of Nebraska.
P. M. FLING.
I believe the time has now come
when a daily paper should bo pub
1 shed at tho University of Nebraska.
I base my belief on the cordial spirit
evident among faculty and students
toward the present university papers.
A stock company of students and
alumni stiould be formed under the
control of an advisory board of the
faculty similar to the controlling
board of the athletic association. This
company should not bo antagonistic to
the present papers but absorb them,
thus creating one strong paper of a
strictly news character. The literary
life of tho university should find ex
pression in a monthly magazine, pub
lished, if possible, by the same com
pany and under the same board ot
control. H. G. SHEDD.
I am pleased to note the progressive
spirit displayed by you relative to the
starting of a daily newspapor at tho
university. I believe that in ho large
an institution as this, whero thero is
such a diversity of Interests, and
where each person, student, and pro
fessor is busy following his own little
narrow lino of work, tliero is great
need for a medium of communication,
so that each may be kept posted upon
tho matters ot interest and Import
ance to every one. Tho mombors of
tho faculty, recognizing this need,
have started a series of Pan-Faculty
meetings, but these only in part servo
tho purpose, and wo need something
that will tell us from day to day what
is doing In the busy world ol tho uni
vorsity. Enthusiastic support from
tho student body is all that in needed
to mako tho plan a succoss, and I ven
ture to predict that tills will not bo
Tho daily papor idea Is a good one.
It is objected by some that there is not
"col lego spirit" enough to properly
support such an enterprise. In reply
It may be said that there is no under
taking which, If rightly conducted, will
do so much to create that ory "colloge
spirit" as a good daily paper. If the
management shall be so vested as to
ensuro tho help of tho best talent
uraong students and faculty thero is
no reason why a elcan, dignified, spicy
paper should not result. Wo certainly
want no other sort.
J. I. WYER.
MfXHENER TO MEN.
T!ks to)Voung Alen About the Vital
Problems In Student Life
Greeted by a Large
Tho Visit of Mr. C. C. Michener to
the University is an event which will
long be remembered by all the men
who attended any of the meetings
which ,ho conducted.
Mi Michener's first address was de
livered in Memorial Hall on Thurs
night, bcrore an audience of about five
hundred men. His subject was "Strik
ing Characteristics and Peculiar Tem
ptations of the American Student."
Chancellor Andrew's presided, and in
introducing the speaker, dwelt upon
the power which young men have in
reaching young men. "There is cer
tain gulf between old men and young
men which prevents completo sympa
thy between them because the two have
not had the same experiences. Mr.
Michener Is a young man and a stu
dent." The Chancellor also expressed
a hope that this might not be Mr. Mich
ener's last visit to the University of
Mr . Michener's address was in
substanco as -ollows:
"Tho German Emperer was receiv
ing the delegations which came to pay
their respects to him on his birthday,
when a company of students approach-
I cd. Turning to the men who were
with him he said, 'My responsibility
in responding to this company is the
greatest of any delegation to which I
shall speak to-day. They are the rulers
oT tho Empire.'
This Is just as true, and with greater
force In progressive America. Univer
sity men are put in places of respon
sibility, sooner here than elsewhere.
It is recognized that they are quali
fied for larger things and therefore
while they are still young they occupy
important places in the land as teach
ers, professors, public mon and bus
iness men. As the colleges and uni
versities go so goes the country.
The first striking characteristic of
university men in America is that they
are crowded to the front moro rapidly
than elsewhere. Another character
istic is that Ihoy are more independent
and less dependent. This is shown by
the fact that a larger percent are work
nig their way through school in the
I'nltod States than in any other coun
try. A third is the lovo for organi
zation, in which the student partakes
ot the condition outside. We are or
ganized to death in college. There is
no idea social, intoHoctual religious,
or atholetic which is not represented
by an organization. This is not com
mon to England or tho Continent. Tho
American student Is also more prac
tical as a rule and more aggressive,
he doe not theorize but pushes an
idea whether it bo good or bad foi all
it is worth.
Tho Amorican student is also moro
superficial in his thinking than other
students, especially upon the subject of
religion. No man who pursues a col
lego course expects to be. of less effi
ciency after he has completed It. He
intends that his training shall load
to an occupation in which he will be
Your future depends entirely on
what you aro now. Men put into
themselves in tho present what will
bring them success or fahure atter
wavd. The Emperor of Germany has said
that one third of tho university men
in Germany fail because of natural dis
qualifications ;ono third are unfited for
life because of sins contracted in col'
lege; and one third are the ruler of
Germany. It is no wonder that thero
aro failures when we consider what
they do and think.
Those who know nothing but books
.will surely fail, one must learn to
meet and know men, one must got some
other things that will no good outside.
Students arc more tempteu than any
other class. They are tempted bodily
as are other men outside, those tem
ptations are made more potent because
of the change from an active to a se
aentary life. In addition they are
subject to peculiar intellectual tempt
ations which are perhaps more danger
ous. Habits are formed gradually and
unconsciously, and their strength is
is not known until the strain comes,
when the body and mind collapse.
A few of the temptations common to
college men are profanity, gambling,
drinking and impurity, and such Intel
lectual temptations as pride, conceit
illtemper, unbelief and agnosticism.
No one attempts to justify profanity.
It does not strengthen, but rather
weakens one's speech. Profanity is a
low grovelling vice. -, --
A man whorforms the'haSft of amiP""
ling is doomed to business failure.
Gamblors will not trust one anotner
and no business nousc will trust a
gambler. Mon, for the sake of your
future business career, do not gamble.
It is a lamentable fact that drink
I ing is on the increase in colleges. Dur
ing the year 1900 one hundred thous
and young men died from tne ns-j of &1
cohol. A man begins by tippling, think
ing no can take it or lot It alone, but
the time come when he wants' to quit
and can't no it.
Every man has been tempted to im
purity at some time, though ho may
not havo yielded. It is certain doa h
to tho body, and whatovor weakons the
body weakens the mind. Our minds
aro polluted by impure suggestions
from pictures and from what wo hoar.
Impurity In thought, or action lowers
a man's ideals, ho loses all ambition
and ills self respect.
Each one has his own noods and his
own temptations which lie must strive
to overcome. Yielding to tompatlon
weaKons tho will power, for the mind
runs in ruts. Thus habits gain the
maatory. But tliero is no need to
fail for there is One who is able to
supply every need. Ho was a man of
sorrow and acquainted with grlof, Ho
Is able to save."
At the close of tho address the Chan
cellor announced that Mr. A. choner
had boon provallod upon to remain in
Lincoln until after Sunday, and that
ho would address a numbor of other
A short and inspiring meeting was
held immediately in tho old chapel,
where Mr. Michener also spoke to
large audiences on Friday and Satur
day nights. He also led the Y. M. C.
A. meeting on Sunday afternoon. Op
portunity for personal interviews was
also given, and many took advantage
of a consultation with this remarkable
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