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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT
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PEniAN Student. State University, Lincoln, "Nebraska.
Pkebs of the University Printing Company.
We wonder if it would consume too much of the
University appropriations to purchase a new lot of
recitation seats. With the exception of three rooms
the present seating accommodations are extremely
uncomfortable. It detracts decidedly from the inter
est in a recitation to be seated on a bench inclining
toward the floor and having a sneaking tendency to
dump the students upon it at any moment. We
must have better seats or we can never improve our
We understand Lieutenant Dudley has been de
tailed to take charge of the soldiery element here,
and since Lieutenant Townly has not been recalled
it looks as if we were going to have two officers in
command. While the Cadets are sorry to see any
change in the department they are glad to know that
they will have so competent a man to fill the position.
Lieutenant Dudley was here under peculiar circum
stances and what dislike he incurred then, we think
will have no grounds at present.
We hear nothing more of the class which was
going to take up the study of history of art under our
thoroughly competent instructor in this department.
It certainly would be beneficial to those taking such
a course and would sooner or later bring about the
opening of the art department as one of the courses
of the University proper. We would certainly all be
glad to see the opening of this department for which
as for all departments our state has made such ample
provision. May such classes be organized and let us
reap the good that is to accrue from such work.
The military department under the command of
Lieutenant Townley for the last two years has been
handed over to Lieutenant Dudley, who will have
charge of this department in the future. Lieutenant
Dudley organized this department several years ago,
so that he does not come here a stranger but as one
well acquainted with our institution. Our military
department, for several years, has been known as an
institution of thorough military discipline and the
Student feels confident that under the command of
Lieutenant Dudley it will reach a height of which it
has never yet attained.
The Chancellor has made arrangements to have a
short lecture delivered to the students on every Wed
nesday after chapel exercises. The general charac
ter is to aid the students in preserving health and
comfort. Last Wednesday Dr. Graddy delivered a
short lecture on the eye. He cautioned the students
on reading by dim lights and on holding the book at
the wrong distance from the eye. He described the
eye briefly its delicacy and complication of struc
ture and ended with general remarks and cautions.
The Student thinks that if the students will remem
ber some of these cautions, fewer will be compelled
to wear spectacles, on account of weak eyes.
It is, perhaps, unfortunate the University contains
a class of preparatory students of the age in which the
cerebellum has an immense advantage over the cre
brum. Such boys must "cut up." They can't be
have for two reasons. First they don't know how;
secondly they wouldn't use their knowlege if they
did. These fellows as a usual thing can't discrimi
nate between mean "sneakingness" and fun. Indeed
the latter can scarcely exist for them unless a little of
the former is mingled with it. Their last exploit is
known to all and it is hardly safe for them to con
tinue their investigations farther in that direction.
Boys, have a little common decency and behave your
selves in the future.
A number of our students are trying to economize
time by studying late hours. Some of them spend
all the day and half the night at study. Such
students bear in mind that they are injuring them
selves greatly, and besides are getting less knowledge
than if they would study half as long. The mind
must have rest as well as the muscles, and whenever
it does not have the required rest it becomes weak as
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