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T II E II E S P 13 H IAN S T U I) E N T.
THE HESPERIAN STUDENT
Published soml-monthly by tho btudantt or the
Nebraska Male Unhorslty.
Wednesday, Feuuuauy 15, 1882
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Local Kditok .Clem Chase.
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The Chancellor has organised a class
in Parliamentary Law. Many of our sen
ators to be, no doubt, bavu availed tliem
selves of Ibe opportunity to become
skilled in all the little trlcUs and game.-,
one patty can, by knowing Ihe toohi ical
poinis, play upon the others. It is well,
however, for every student to know the"
principles by which all organized bodies
are governed. He not only needs it in
alter life, but it servos him well while
in college, especially, if he is a member
of one of the societies.
With the opening of the present scm-'
ester the courage and enterprise of the
sophomore and ficshic awakens fi omits
dormant state and is made manifest by
the formation of a foot-ball club. The
students in the higher classes, especially,
rue not givon to 'port enough. They do
not lake sufficient cxeicise. Their stud
ies may demand thoir time, but in years
to como they will find that a reasonable
amount of tegular exercise is just as es.
benlial, and was, as study itself. That
the intellect may do its work well, the
body needs to bo in perfect health.
The Student has good icason to ooni.
plain of tho support, or rather the lack
of support, that it tecoivos from the stu
dents No article Is ever handed in for
publication unless a personal icqucst is
made by ono of tho editors. Is it not
enough for them to furnish copy for their
own departments? The pae of abstiact
matter ought to be furnished by students
It should be uiigiual and not lepiint,
and it should be written, not by the eil
ilois, but by some of the other students.
That this article will do any good the
Student does not know. But it will ic
mind all that they have n duly to per
fonn; that tho paper needs other sup
poit than financial.
The Democrat will soon pass from the
control ofMr.Vlfquain, who has ever been
open and stiong in his opposition to the
manner in which the University is con
dueled. We have become so accustomed
lo his threats and demands that it will seem
lonesome when they arc heard no
more. The criterion by which he judges
young men and women is hardly in
keeping with modern civilization. But
with all his c.icrgclie and extravagant
assertions, often wholly uncalled for and
eironcous, it may bo that some good has
ben done the students. If such be the case,
his woilc and evident intoiest in the Uni
versity lias not been in vain. That he
may ciury with him in whatever calling
he sees fit in the future lo follow, tho do
sire to make the University the centre of
the educational inteiesLs of the state, is
the wish of tho Student. Active, ener
getic work for, not against, the University
is what it needs.
Thkhr is some talk of the students of
tho Uiibversiiy, Doane College, and those
of other leading schools of the state form,
ing an oratorical association. Fiist in or
dcr would bu a stato contest between the
chosen repicsentativcs of those colleges
entering tho association. The vicor in
this contest would liavo the i ight to appear
in the inter-stale contest. Let that which is
now lalk become a lcaHty. Theie is no
leason why the students of Nebraska
should not enter upon this work and
stand a fair chance of w inning tho laurels
in the inter-stale contest. Stranger things
The Student can not agree with a
speaker on the regular debate of one of
the societies last Friday night that it is
all right for anyone to talk against his
convictions, if right, on a moral question
becauso he happens to be put upon that
sides. No one, and most of all a young
poison, can talk upon the wrong side of
a moral question, still truer it Is that he
can not study and thh.k and leason on the
wrong side of a moial question without
debasing his whole moral nature. To
argue or attempt to argue a moral quos
tiou ngainst firm convictions and con
scientious principles is always a danger
ous thing lo do. No one can nfford to
imperil his beliefs however firmly
grounded they may appear to him to be,
and there is no surer way of lowering one's
whole moral natuio and blunling one's
bouse of right and justice titan in thus
trying to uphold a wiong, and reason and
excuse away a disgrace and an untruth.
Many a man has regretted when it was
too late that he ever was so foolhardy as
to subject a sensitive, impressible natuio
to so needless and reckless a test.
The Student entirely misunderstood
the iccommeudations of the Libraiiau to
ihe Benefits. As all know, long befoir
this, the library is now open in the I'me
nouns and students may draw out two
books instead of one. These are gnat
impiovemeuts and are due to the taie
and zeal of Prof. Howard, who was him.
self once a student here, and has not for
gotten the wants and needs of students,
and who, out of our old uiiaccomodating
library system, has wrought the belief
icient changes which give to us greater
freedom in our libinry than is enjoyed by
the students of many older and larger
colleges east and west, to judge by tho
tenor of some of our exchanges. The
following are Prof. Howard's recommen
dations to the Regents:
"Tour attention is respectfully called to
the necessity of making provision, as
soon as practicable, for the better protec
tion of the books in the library. Undo.
existing rules all professors, instructors
and officers of tho University have frie
access lo tho library at at all times; but
many books are constantly drawn without
record and without knowledge of the libra
rian. Some books have, I fear, boon iuc
covorably lost in this way.
Many litre and cost'y books, which it
ftwuld bo difilcultor impossible lo replace,
are constantly being added to the libraiy;
and I am of tho opinion that, as soon as
the library can bo kept open both fnic
noons and afternoons, no person save the
librarian and necessary attendants should
have access to Ihe books.
I am not prcpaicd, however, to rec
coinniend any restriction on tho use of
tho library, until it shall be opened for
drawing and consulting books for, at
least six hours each day. But in tho
mean time, I would respectfully request
that the librarian bo iclioved from per
sonal responsibility for loss of books,
and that such responsibility bo placed
where it may scorn properly to belong
Many of the graded schools of the
state are superintended oy membcis of
the aluinni. They have tho shaping of
thocouiscol study in those schools and
necessarily must have some standaul that
regulates the work Ihoy tiy to accom
plish. What this standard is wo do not
pretend to bay, but ll ought to bo Ihe sec.
ond preparatory, or the freshman year of
tho University. That the University is,
and ought to bo tho leading school of tho
state, is surely an admitted fact. If this
bo true, what more fitting standard can
the high schools of the stalo select, than
some class of the University, and then
try and prepare their gradual ca for this
class. It is a lamented fact that the
teachers throughout tho stato do not
sharpen tho desires of their pupils for
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