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i Issued semi-monthly by the Hesperian Publishing Associ
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
P. F. CLARK, '87. E. C. WIGGENHORN, '87.
E. FULMER, '87. H. P. BARRETT, '88.
Business Manager - - - - R. S. Mockett.
Subscription Agent - - - O. B. Polk.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
One copy, per college year,
One copy, one half year,
annual encampment of the cadets. At the two prev
ious encampments the boys enjoyed themselves so
thoroughly that it seems as if it were an established
custom; and it ought to be. It cannot be much fun
to drill three times a week all the year, and the three
days given for camping out are well earned by the ca
dets. As to the nlace for this year's visit we would
suggest Crete, provided, of course, that they invite
us. It is as good a place as any, close to Lincoln, on
the Blue and has the additional advantage of being a
college town. It would help to get the students bet
ter acquainted with those of Crete, which is to be de
sired. By all means make Crete the place and the
time as early as possible.
ADVERTISING RATES ON APPLICATION.
Address all communications to The Hesperian, University
of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
To the readers of the present number of The Hes
perian it should be said that the Managing Editor,
W, O. Jones, has gone to California and no successor
having yet been elected, this journal is obliged to con
tent itself for a single issue without that useful appendage.
The State College Convention of the Y. M. C. A.
will meet here soon, and should be of great interest
to our students. There was a time when this insti
tution was called an infidel school but that time is a
long way in the past. And now, while we are un
sectarian, we are as thoroughly christian as any college
in the land. Such being the case the coming con
vention will be of great interest and profit to the stu
dents of the University.
A California contemporary regrets that so little at
tention is paid to higher education in that state, and
cites various particulars to illustrate the point. It
appears, however, that such scolding is of little use
and scarcely reasonable. Our western friends must
remember that California, in common with all other
western states, has had to contend with many diffi
culties in building up an educational system and it is
out of placefor some hyper-critical college editor to
disparage the work already done when allthat is lack
ing may be attributed to immature developement of
the state. No western state can reasonably expect to
found a Yale or a Harvard in a day. Educational in
stitutions are the result only of long and sometimes
slow growth. Neither should our friend speak of
men who work only for a degree as peculiar to Cal
ifornia; they are everywhere. The efforts of our "ed
ucated classes" in these western and Pacific states de
serve only the highest commendation and heartiest
support from all, and especially from us who are get
ting the benefit of their efforts.
In examining the catalogue of a noted eastern col
lege recently we were impressed by one new feature
,whichwe deem worthy of remark. The catalogue
was large and complete and appeared to be a very ne
plus ultra of catalogues. An internal examination
disclosed the fact that it was "padded." In each de
partment the announcement was unnecessarily ex
tended with no apparent object but to make a big
catalogue. A comparison with the catalogue of our
own University brings into agreeable relief the brev
ity and conciseness of the latter. The University of
Nebraska is throughout of this character solid Jwork
from the start with no pretensions.
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It is time to commence agitation concerning the
It is not a matter of regreMo us that so many of
our students have to delay the consummation of their
college work to get funds to continue their studies.
The great majority of students are far too young to
get the benefit of their college work, many are af
flicted with egotism and others need the bracing ef
fects of severe necessity to stiffen their characters.
For all these the occasional cessation of college work
is an admirable thing, provided that after the inter
val the absentees return. That so many do not re
turn is a. matter worthy of deep regret. "A little
learning is a dangerous thing" and when The Hes
perian allows itself to think of those who go out
from our institution after one, two or three terms just
enough sophisticated to be the heroes of a country
debating club it is apprehensive that those who do
this will do credit neither to themselves nor to the
University. Yet this is the legitimate effect of the