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Qlssued semi-monthly by the Hesperian Publishing Associ
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
WILL OWEN JONES, '86, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF.
P. F. CLARK, '87. E. C. WIGGENHORN, '87.
E. FULMER, 'S7. H. P. BARRETT, 'SS.
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you may be acquainted. The Hesperian wouM be
a living bond between you and your alma mater, but
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even if you have nothing in particular to say. We
are interested in you.
The necessity for accuracy in educational training
finds constant illustrations. Lately the readers of
the press were horrified and angered to hear that a
southern mob hadldlled an engineer who attempted
to work. The sins of strikers arc great enough and
we were gladdened later to learn that the engineer
remained -unhurt, and the engine alone suffered.
There was something of the ludicrous about it, but it
had its lesson.
The State Teacher's Association will meet in the
chapel during the vacation. This organization con
tains five hundred members whose influence upon
Nebraska educational affairs is, of course, great.
The Faculty, we are glad to know, is preparing to
greet them cordially and to do all that can be done
to make closer than ever the union between the com
mon and high schools of the state and the crowning
piece of the whole system, the University.
When winter and snow and ice and mudand slush
make it impossible for any outdoor sport to be car
ried on, excepting perhaps the saow-balling of the
small boy, the gymnastic enthusiast need not have any
special regard for the accuracy of his statements; but
now that these games will soon be possible, it becomes
those who have so loudly talked either to tone down
their speech or prepare to make base-ball and foot
ball lively as soon as the mud becomes dry.
The excesses of striking workmen occasion a feel
ing of anger in the minds of the most sober-minded.
Undoubtedly the laboring class have grievances which
they justly demand to be righted; but the wanton de
struction of property and the disregard of others'
rights and the combination against competition should
be met with the severity they deseive. Napoleon's
way was cruel but really merciful, and we cannot but
think it would be a wholesome lesson for the modern
mob to be raked by a battery of cannon loaded to kill.
In spite of the fact that the University is not con
nected with the State Oratorical Association, the
name, by the way, should have an interrogation point
after it the spirit of oratory is not dead. The Hes
perian has heard it said repeatedly of late that ora
tions should be made more of in society programmes.
While we do not sympathize with the extravagant
ideas of some, we think the suggestion a good one.
The rule should be that every society programme
should have its orations An oratorical boom would
be the proper thing.
It is now proposed tliat during the comisg term
the graduating classes of the high schools of the
state be given an opportunity to visit the University
for a day or two. Such an arrangement, besides giv
ing the classes a pleasant excursion to the Capital of
the State, would undoubtedly result in increasing the
size of the next "Freshman class. When the Chan
cellor makes a trial of the plan it devolves upon every
student to beeome a committee of reception to give
the visitors a most hearty greeting. It will be pleas
ant and it will pay.
The third session of the Medical Department is
now closing. It has been a quiet year among the
young doctors, but it seems that the work done has
been very satisfactory. In coming years it would be
well for students of that department to take more in
terest in the affairs of the University- At present
the Medical College cuts but a small figure in our
community, largely through the indifference of those
in attendance. As this paper remarked early in the
year, a little working up to an appreciation of duty
to the University would be beneficial to the work in
the Medical Department
The amount of outside leading done by the stu
dents' is gratifying to those who believe in that sort
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