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CIssucd semi-monthly by the Hesperian Publishing Associ
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
Time will prove that the importance of the day is not
overestimated even by the most enthusiastic.
WILL OWEN JONES, S6, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF.
P. F. CLARK, 'S7. E. C. WICGENIIORN, "87.
E. KULMER, '87. II.- P. BARRETT, '88.
Business Manager - -
Suusckiition Agent - -
- R. S. MOCk'ETT.
- O. B. Poi.k.
ti'.kms ok subscription:
One copy, per college year,
One copy, one half year,
A box has been placed in the library for the recep
tion of any stray thoughts that ought to reach The
Hesperian. Intimations of news of all kinds, espe
cially well-authenticated personal items, will receive
attention if slipped into that handy receptacle.
Our friends can materially assist the paper by drop
ping in anything or everything of special interest
that they happen to know. We only ask that un
kind personalities and bad jokes be inserted in the
basket under the librarian's table instead of in the
ADVERTISING RATES ON APPLICATION.
Address all communications to the HESPERIAN, University
of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
Many students do not seem to be aware of the fact
that there is a Young Men's Christian Association in
connection with the "University at least they do uot
attend. Are we too busy or too intellectual to at
tend to such matters? The interest that is shown at
the present time is very gratifying, but should be increased.
A diminutive burlesque on journalism, called The
Rat, was surreptitiously folded into the last issue of
The Hesperian by one or two preparatory students
whose time hung heavily on their hands. The prin
cipal of that department is hereby informed that by
giving his children enough work to keep them out of
mischief he will confer a great favor upon the public.
The University can now congratulate itself upon
the possession of a poem anJ a song that are dis
tinctively its own. Charter Day brought them, as it
also did a few other good things in the way of interest
in our history and general enthusiasm for the institu
tion. Like a revival service among the Methodists,
these annual celebrations are certain to result in a
greater or less degree of permanent good.
We trust that no apology is needed for our giving
up so large a portion of this issue to the Charter Day
exercises. The desire to have what was said on that
occasion preserved in permanent form is too general
to be overlooked, and The Hesperian feels that it is
doing simple duty to the University in crowding out
other interesting matter to make room for the report,
Give us air. It is astonishing that in an institution
of advanced learning with a high-grade medical col
lege attached, no more attention is paid to ventilation
than in the gatherings of the most ignorant people of
the city. At a recent meeting in the chapel the con
dition of the atmosphere was sickening and no efforts
were made to improve it. The windows remained
tightly closed throughout the exercises. The doors
were open, by chance, but as the corridors were al
ready over-heated and full of impure air, they gave
no relief. Such a state of affairs ouj;ht to make the
University ashamed of itself.
A writer in our contemporary from Kansas Uni
versity asks very earnestly why political economy
should be postponed to the Senior year when Greek
and Roman history are "shoveled into the stomach
.of every fledgling the minute he enters the Univer
sity." If, as seems to be the case, history has.
been to our worthy friend only fables like that of
Romulus and Remus,Jthen we are not surprised that
history should seem unimportant to him; but, never
theless it somewhat surprises us that he should have
such an estimate of political economy and the abili
ty of Freshmen as to imagine that political economy
would be placed in the rlrst year.
One hundred thousand dollars will have accumu
lated in the State Treasury to the credit of the Uni
versity before the next meeting of the Legislature.
That sum is a goodly one. It means two new build
ings, at least, and more complete equipments than we
have heretofore enjoyed. But we must not rejoice
too soon. An act is necessary before these funds can
leave the State House vaults, and experience tells
us that it is a difficult matter to pass an appropriation
bill in a Nebraska Legislature. Active work can be
done by the students. Every vacation should be
used in making the acquaintace of prominent men in
the various counties, and in spreading the truthcoxi
nerning the University. Begin now. , ,,