Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, May 01, 1882, Image 2
THE HESPERIAN STUDENT. THE HESPERIAN STUDENT Published sanil-nionthly by tho students of tho Nebraska Stato Unlvorslty. Monday, May 1, 1882. KDITOKS IN CHIEF. N. Z. Sneli,. Local Kditoii Ci.km Chabe. Absooiate Editor Will 0. Jones. Business Manaueii B. F. Mahbham,. TEItMB Or BUllHCIUi'TlON. 1 copy per collcgo year $1.00. 1 " ono half year .GO. Single copy 03. HATES OF ADVEUTISINO. 1 column ono Insertion $3.00. 2 squares " " 70. j t. u ti 40. All articles for publlcatltn should bo addressed Editor IlEsi'EiiiAN Student, Stato University, Lincoln, Nebraska. All subscriptions and busl nose communlcatloiiB. with tho address, should bo sent to 11. F. MAKSIIALL. Subscriptions col lected invariably In advance. Advertisements collected monthly. Jgditortel, Ouu friend Gale has an extended reply to our remarks on his article on "Senior studios." Space forbids answer in this issue. As the discussion involves the elective system we hope the students will take time to read it and give the matter sufficient thought to have a clear under standing of it. On the afternoon of the 12th inst., nt Crete, lovers of the game of base-ball will have an opportunity of witnessing a match between tho Doane and University nines. We feared lest this contest would not tuke place. But it will and wo are pleased to note the fact. Our boys arc not so confident of success us some peo ple are, but still they handle themselves well and we expect to sac lome good playing. Mr. Netleau of the Chicago Lumber Co. will act as umpire. Tho Doauilcs are jubilant nod it will take work to deleat them. It is rumored that Ex-Chancellor Ben. ton has been tendered a professorship in the University. We have no means of knowing whether it be true or not, but trust that it is. Few men were ever ad. mired nnd inspected by the students as was Mr. Benton when Chancellor here. If their testimony count for aught, if their wishes were consulted, no more accepta. ble man could be found and none they would welcome so warmly. A perfect gentlemen and a fine scholar, n friend to students and to all, his return would bring satisfaction to many a oue. Few would be tho dissenting, while many would be the assenting, voices. no trees were planted, and very little attention was given it. As no money was appropriated "George" could neither hire help nor fix it up as he desired. Tho Student is well aware that it takes money for all of these tilings, but it would not take much eacli year. A lew hundred dollars a year judicouslv expended would improve our campus very much. Such money would he well spent and not thrown away. It is a shame that our campus is not better taken care of. We call the attention of the Regents to this matter, nnd ask that at their future meet ing they give it some consideration. We are pleased to note that the colleges of Nebraska will, atfhe next meeting of the Northwestern Collegiate Association, apply for membership in the same. Noth ing can be done this year in the way of state contests. The right of competing next year in the Inter-State contest, how ever, will be secured. Our young and self confident orators can spend the sum mer months preparing for sonic imaginary, if not real, contest. But that is the point. Will the matter be pushed further? Like many another good tiling it is liable to amount to naught, because neglected. It is not now the time to do more than apply for admission, but next fall is the time for work. When the colleges of the state then open, we hope that the inten tions ot the now worker will be carried out. meeting of the Regents will be a critical one, and evidently Mr. Carson lacked the nerve to face it. All of which should I teach the people of tho slate to.. choose Regei.ts less from political considerations . and more on account of their actual qual ifications. Men with political. aspirations who are afraid to act as they think for . fear they will lose a few votes in a futuro convention, are not tho men to be Regents , of a State University. Tiik Parliamentary Law class seems to have amusing as well as instructive ses sions. The Student has no desire to depreciate the value or underestimate ilieir practical worth. Yet, while a thorough knowledge of Parliamentary Law is the main object, could not this bo obtained by the introduction and discussion of questions of more impoi lance? There are many bills and resolutions introduced. Few indeed are tiiose that the movers, in their sober moods, can look upon with much of a feeling of pride. If twenty minutes or so of each hour were given for shoit unit pointed remarks on some sensible and live issue of the day einbod led in n bill or resolution, tho lime might be as well spent as in quibbling over a motion to sing on page 120 or reading a bill noted only for its wit, verbosity, or absurdity. Tnis spring the campus is in much better condition than It was lnsl. But this is not saying very much. Last year Regent Caiison of Brownvillc placed his resignation in the hands of Governor Nance and it was accepted. Under the present circumstances this is quite a siir priso to the people of the state. Political aspirations cause a man to do many queer tilings, and it is in the air that our Ex Regent wants to bo Governor. This may explain his action. Matters will now be more complicated than ever. The June Tun second Hespcrian-Palladinn con test takes place at Crcto on the 12lh of May. In one sense, representatives of Doane College stand opposed to repre sentatives of the University, while in another, the former named are opposed to representatives of the Palladian society only. However the students may look at the matter, there are no reasons why the professors could not encourage the con testauts witli their presence. At Doane college, we are informed, the professors by their help and suggestions give the stu dents to understand that their sympathies and earnest wishes of success are theirs. University students do not ask Mint they be treated as pet children, allowed to engage in no enterprises without the direction of their alma mater, but they do ask that when they undertake j.n. able and legitimate work that the faciu.y give them what support they cn.i. The presence of a few of our professors would surely be welcomed by the University class. The Student would urge upon' all who can to go, not only professors but students. It is to be hoped that at the coming meeting of the Regents some steps will he taken toward raising the standard of! admission to the University. Why not abolish the first preparatory year entirely ? There seems to be no good reason for continuing it longer. Most of the high schools of the state now aim to prepare students for the Freshman year. In fact, all the graded schools arc competent to tit students to enter at least the second preparatory year, and would willingly do so, dul they not have to compete with the University. And besides this, the graded sehuols are better adapted for doing elementary work than the Univer sity is. Tho University professor may justly look upon teaching Arithmetic, Grammar, Elementary Algebra, Book keeping, ect., as extra outside work. But to teach these branches is tne profession of the instructors in tho graded schools. College methods are not well suited for children whose undisciplined minds re quire the personal cateaud supervision of the teacher. We believe a change of this sort would be a mutual benefit to the University and the public schools of the state.