Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, October 01, 1884, Page 3, Image 3

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of Geology and Horticulture. Both these men stand
among the first in the ranks of their professions and
the Student feels confident that, under these, with
the men we already have the scientific course will
soon become as popular as any if not the most popu
lar course in the institution.
The cutting off of every alternate cotton-wood
tree along the drives of the campus is quite an im
provement and gives the grounds a very tasty ap
pearance. This should have been attended to some
time ago since these larger trees have somewhat
choked the ash, elm and other trees planted be
tween them for shade trees in the future. It would
have been better had these cotton-wood trees been
planted on Salt Creek instead of the University
campus, from the fact that they are short lived as
well as very homely trees. The Student hopes
that the time is past when the ash, elm and maple
trees which are to give shade to our children's chil
dren shall be injured by these cotton-wood trees and
that as soon as the remainder of these monilifera be
come injurious they may disappear as have already a
half of them.
We think some professors make a mistake in com
ing from the east to the west, because thty do not
know the western students. They seem to think that
students here, as in the east are doing all they can to
get rid of work, and are maturing all manner of
schemes to cheat the professors out of their jhare of
the work. Now such is not the case. We do not
hold out the idea that everything here is good, but we
do claim that students come here for the sole purpose
of learning. Now what we know of eastern institu
tions leads us to believe that a great many young men
go to college for other purposes, some of which are no
highe: than to participate in the "cane rushes," and
then knock down a professor to get an excuse to quit
school. Our students are not of that class and if the
professors could appreciate the fact there would be
greater harmony in some of our classes.
The Student comes out at the beginning of this
college year in a bran new suit of clothes, and the new
cover which appears on this issue is a small part of
the improvements contemplated by the association.
We need a large amount of new type; the type
on hand except that used in the editorial columns, is
very badly worn and new type has become an absolute
necessity. To purchase this we have no money what
ever, besides being in debt twenty-five dollars To
fill these wants we must have the undivided support
of every friend of the University; students, professors,
alumni, and the business men of the city. We wish
to make the Student this year mean more than
ever before. Our subscription price is as low
as we possibly can make it and and we must
maintain a large circulation in order to make both
ends meet. Will you send in your subscription?
We would judge from professor Bessey's address at
the opening of the Industrial department, that the
foundation for that department was rather small, in
that nothing would be taught that was not accurately
known or could be acquired outside of College. Small
as this foundation may seem it is infinitely greater
than the one upon which the institution has rested
for several years. Fr if there had been taught a few
things that were accurately known the college farm
would not now be the laughing stock of the state.
Instead of a dozen students we hope the industrial
college will take its place beside the other colleges,
and claim its share of the students and judging from
the way the professors are commencing their work,
and the high recommendations accompanying them
we would say that they deserve a larger share of pat
ronage than has ever been allotted to their depart-ment.
The appearance of the fire-engine on the campus,
one day last week, led many to think that the Uni
versity was on fire, and it was. so reported about
town. The fact was that a fire had broken out in
north Lincoln and the nearest cistern was at the Uni
versity. But suppose the University had been on
fire, what are the means by which it would have been
saved? There are positively none; and it would seem
a wise move on the part of the Regents if they should
make some arrangements for such an accident. We
do not like to predict evil, but it is only reasonable
to look for a fire where there are so many fires burn
ing day and night, as is necessarily the case where,
during the cold season. Again there are students
working in the labratory and explosions are not un
frequent, and there is absolutely nothing with which
to extinguish a fire in this or any department. It is
to be hoped that the matter will be attended to, and
that soon.
There has been considerable trouble this Fall con
cerning some of the regulations in the military de
partment. There seems to be a disposition on the
part of some of the ruling members of our institution
(whom we will not crtiicize) to make all students
drill. Now we dont object to the good doctrine of
our worthy ex-chancellor that students should obey
the rules without question and that they must accept
the prescribed course as the best that could be given
them. While there are advantages in drilling, we
must not overlook the fact that our University, is a
western institution, and that a majority of the' students