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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (April 23, 1901)
"A newspaper devoted to the Interests or The
University of Nebraska and tUo student body."
Issued every Tuesday Noon. Published at 134
North Eleventh Street.
Entered as Second-Class Hall Matter.
T. J. Hewitt. f -....Managers
ITAL H. UOUBKTS Edltor-In-Ohlof
STERLING H. McOAW Assistant Editor
Board of Editors:
Kmity Jenkins, S. II. McCaw,
. A. Manning, A. C. Lee,
R. R. Ralney.
Clifton Carter, hliuer V. Hodges.
G. M. Cowgill, r. J. Hewitt,
D. Hansen, T. M. Hewitt,
Chns. I. Taylor, R. I". Hill.
C. C. Wilhurn, N. A. Hne,
H.J. KiiiiKC. Clare Mackiii.
Catherines McLaughlin. Dan Guttcben.
The Nebraslcan-Hcspurtan trill be sent to tny
tddrcss upon the rccolpt of tho subscription
prlco, which is one dollar a year.
Contributions are solicited from all. News
Items such as locals, personals, reports ot meet
ings, etc, aro especially desired. The Ncbras-Uan-He&pcrlan
will bo glad to print any oontrlb
utlon rolatlve to a general university tubject,
but the name must accompany all such,
The NebraHkan-neflporian 1b Rent to all sub
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Addross all communications to tho NitnuAS
xis Hesperian, P. O. box 219, Lincoln, Nob.
Kansas is the next victim for the
ball team. Come out and see the game
on next Friday.
The action of the seniors in estab
lishing Ivy day can well become a
custom which should be followed out
during the coming years.
At the University of Minnesota,
great preparations are being made to
give a benefit concert for the Debat
ing and Oratorical Association. That
organization has a debate on its
shoulders. We wish them success in
raising the required amount.
Missouri was easy in baseball, she
was easy in football and now for the
debates. That contest will take place
on Friday, May 10. The M. S. U. In
dependent recently had this to say
in regard to it: "Of the four debates
held with Kansas, Missouri has won
two. Now for Nebraska!" We prom
ise them a warm reception to Ne
braska. The athletic board election will be
held on May 8. All candidates must
announce their intentions to run De
fore April 25. The importance of thia
election cannot be emphasized too
much, as the management of athletics
for the next year depends upon it.
Good, clean men must be elected. By
all means they should be men ac:ive
ly interested in athletics, men who
know what is for the best interests of
athletics and nre not afraid to stand
for a principle. Next year promises
to be the most interesting one in the
history of tho Institution. Capable
men should be placed at the head of
affairs. By the present means of elec
tion, the student body has tho power
to choose the board. Every ono should
vote, and by doing so aid the associa
tion financially was well as by putting
In good members, Vote for tho man
because of his fitness.
A SUCCESSFUL DAILY.
The following editorial, which ap
peared last week in the Minnesota
Daily, should be read by every ono
who is interested in tho success of the
Dally Nebraskan. Coming as it does
from an institution very similar to
our own, and from a college daily
which is operated on a plan almost
identical with tho ono pioposed here,
It offers the most direct evidence ob
tainable on tho subject:
A year ago today tho Minnesota
Daily wa3 an experiment, today it is
a fact. A year's trial has demon
strated that n daily papor in tho Uni
versity is both practicable and neces
sary; practicable, for tho place it has
attained in the University during its
first year leaves no room for doubt of
its entire success as an institution,
and necessary because it is clear that
if a college journal is to bo maintained
at all only a dally can meet tho re
quirements of our complex Unive-i.lty
life. Thus with all fears "for tv-o suc
cess of the paper allayed and all
doubts of its success removed the in
coming board of editors takes cluvrgo
with much more encom'ngin: pros
poets than did the board a year ngo.
In view of tho splendid results
achieved by the retiring management,
despito the difficulties it hud to en
counter In Its pioneer wotk, prhupp
It will be deemed presumptous in the
new board if it expresses a hope that
under tho more favora'il- conditions
it will at least keep the paper up to
the high standard maintained by its
A successful college journal should
answer at least three requirements.
First, it should furnish the news. This
is its primary object, and in a great
University where there is more or less
diversity of interests it is imperative
that all Interests be represented In its
news columns as well as on its edi
torial staff. And in passing it may.
be remarked that the co-operation of
all classes and intreests is necessary
that this first and primary require
ment bo met.
Second, the college paper can do
much to promote the interests of the
institution it represents and this
should be Its second object. It should
unify the entire institution in sup
port of worthy student enterprises,
generato enthusiasm for college
teams, and whether these teams rep
resent their institution on the a.hletic
field or on the platform, to fitand by
them first, last and all the time.
Third, In its editorial columns the
college journal can and should exer
cise the right of passing judgment up
on the policies and practices of cur
rent college life. When tho Daily en
ters this field of activity it will do so
In the chariot of Diplomacy, drawn by
the steeds, Judgment and Discretion,
with the driver, Tact, holding the
whip, Moderation. It does not con
ceive its mission is reform, but it re
serves the right of comment on pass
ing events, not disdaining to com
mend nor fearing to rebuke. With
this ideal of a college journal in mind
tho new management begins its work,
determined that though mistakes may
bo mnde it shall not bo through lack
of zealous effort to attain all the ob
jects of an ideal college daily.
Tho following communication has
been handed to us with a request to
Dear Pedagogical Department: Re
membering that a cat once looked at
a king (and lived), I have summoned
up courage to write to you about a
matter that has caused mo and many
others great troublo and annoyance,
and one that should cause you no lit
tle embarrassment once your atten
tion Is directed to It. I refer to tho
syllabi which you get out for the al
leged purpose of helping tho students
in their work in your department.
It seems to me that a syllabus made
out by a college professor for tho use
of students should bo legible, accurate
and consistent In Its references and
uso of abbreviations, bur certainly no
ono could call your syllabi cither ac
curate or consistent. Whero, if not in
a university, should ono expect to find
work done with scholarly exactness,
and how will students ovor form good
litorary habits if their teachers fall
:o set them an example?
It Is an aggravating, because wholly
unnecessary waste of time on tho part
of both students and librarians to de
cipher the original hieroglyphics usod
in your syllabi, when a little more
care and thoroughness would make
your work intelligent and useful.
Why not print a list of the abbre
viations wou wish to use at tho top
of the first page of each syllabus? It
would be very little trouble for you
and a very great help to the students
who are very unfamiliar wl.h-mosf
of tho periodicals In tho library, but
who could use tho catalogue often If
they could make out what it was they
were to look for.
Then why not also stick to one form
of abbreviation, once having used it?
Variety may bo tho spice of life and
desirable In many things, but in mak
ing out references we would respect
fully ask you for a little less variety
and a little more monotony of form.
To be specific, allow me to take a few
illustrations from two of your syllabi,
one on tho History of Education, the
other on Child Study.
You refer to Barnard's Journal of
Education as follows: Barnard's J. of
Ed.; Barnard's Jour, of Ed.; Am.
Jour, of Ed.; Am. J. of Ed.; Amer.
Jour, of Ed.; Barnard's.
Surely the aforementioned variety
Is the chief characteristic of this list!
Tho Pedagogical Summary is re
ferred to usually as Ped. Sum., yet oc
casionally one finds the abbreviation
cut to P. S., and once to P. S. Mo. Is
it strange that we do not suspect (un
til well acquainted with your meth
ods) that these letters all refer to the
The American Physical Education
Review would seem to tho casual ob
server to be largo enough as it is, but
animated, no doubt, by the desire to
be correct, you have given us Am.
Jour. Phys. Ed. Rev. Education ap
pears sometimes as Ed. and some
times as Educ, and review similarly
as R. and Rev. Ch. St. Mo., Frankl.
Inst, and 111. So. of Child Stud, are
abbreviations too blind for any one
.save the one who invented them or
possibly the trained librarian, to un
derstand without somo sort of key.
Compayre's History of Pedagogy Is
carelessly quoted as HiBtory of Educa
tion, a mistake that causes the stu
dent no small loss of time as he
searches In the catalogue for that
Tho ono moment when he forgets
his perplexity and weariness as he
studies his syllabus is when he catches
sight of Woodward's Vittorin da Fel
tro and other humorist educators. He
knows none such ever lived, so docs
not look for it under Biography of
Humorists, and when ho finds that
they were humanist educators ho won
dors whether ho were not born a few
centuries too late.
Hoping that you will make it easier
for us another year, I am, very re
spectfully, SOI'HA Mokk.
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