Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, December 01, 1885, Page 2, Image 2

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the breaking up of any gathering of sensible
Issued semi-monthly by the HEsr-ERlAN Publishing Associ
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
Business Manager
- - - Wm. N. Fletcher.
One copy, per college year,
One copy, one half year,
Single copy,
Address all communications to the HESrERlAN, University
of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
The desirability of a full attendance at chapel is
quite unanimously agreed upon. Now let us have
the attendance, and the Faculty ought by all means
to set the example.
If the University, individually and collectively,
did not return devout thanks on Thursday for the
material bless'ng of the past year, it should have
done so. The prosperity of the institution during
the year has been unprecedented.
An occasional lecture before the University would
do much toward unifying the institution and break
ing down society prejudice. If there is already too
much work on hand some of it can profitably be
dropped. One good address each term on some sub
ject of general interest will do fully as much good as
the regular society exercises
The patronage given this paper by the business
men of Lincoln has always been liberal. The pat
ronage giver these same men by the students should
also be liberal. Our friends can do us a great seivice
by dealing only with the firms who invite them
through our columns to do so. Fair treatment will
always be secured, as our advertisers are as a rule
thoroughly responsible parties.
One of the most sensible innovations proposed
this year is the closing of University meetings at or
before ten o'clock. . Better health, more work and
less liability to unfriendly criticism are some of the
benefits to be gained by making this change. Ten
o'clock, standard time, is certainly late enough for
The demand for an ''investigation into the af
fairs of the medical department" is silly, through no
harm can possibly come from it. This "investiga
tion" business should be begun in the city and not at
a great distance from police head-quarters. If Uni
versity men are proven guilty of any crooked work
they will receive no protection from the University
authorities. If the policemen are ready, let the show
go on.
A Few of the young men of the University need
to be reminded that there is nothing funny in their
new practice of destroying college property. It is
vandalism pure and simple and will not be tolerated
by public sentiment among the students, much less
by the authorities. Law protects the campus as well
as the house of the private citizen, and violators of
the law are to be punished in regular form through
the municipal courts.
The thing that must be secured for our Univer
sity within the next five years is a gymnasium. No
room nttea up with a pair of gloves and a broken
Indian club will do; it must be a permanent insti
tution with a large buildiDg, a regular instructor,
and the best equipment that can be secured. How
this much desired end is to be reached in an un
solved problem, but its importance calls for ear
nest and continued agitation of the question.
The Hesperian is informed by the contractor,
Mr. C. H. Cowing, that he has placed the steam
heating apparatus in the main buildintr ai-arnnr.
able loss to himself financially. The work, how
ever, gives no indication that it has been careWlv
or cheaply done; on the contrary it gives the lie di
rect 10 me croaKers who insist that "contracts are
never carried out honestly." Mr. Cowing is a o,. -
ate of Cornell University, of the class of 8. anH re
sides superintending his contracts here, has made
nubiboi inenos among the University people.
The number of graduates of the Universitv who
are occupying responsible positions in other institu
tion is steadily on the increase. At the beginning
of the present year Mr. Geo. G. Hitchcock, of the
class of '83, was elected to a rjrofessorshin in fhf
growing college of Pierre. Dakota. Mr. Geo. W.
Hotslord, 84, has just entered uoon hi Ht.M: c
Prof, of Latin and English in St. Cliarles Coll in
Missouri. The records mad hv UntU r i. ..
tlemen when students among us warrants the asser
tion that as instructors thev will achieve mnro th
ordinary success.