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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (June 1, 1886)
light of these serious matters, those whom modern society
designates ns 'mashers."
Mr. Editor: I am pleased to see so great interest taken in
your paper as has lately been manifested, nnd heartily concur
with Sans Detour concerning the support a college paper
should receive at the hands of the students. I come forward
emboldened somewhat by the freedom with which that cor
respondent has expressed himself, not with the ostensible pur
pose of benefitting the paper however, but with the idea of
giving expression to feelings whicn I have in common with
most of your readers, but which I have so far suppressed. I
can recall a time when The Hesperian as well as other pa
pers throughout the state sent in a plea for changes here which
all deemed necessary if the .University was to live. I also re
member how this petition has been answered. The Hesper
IAN has an influence in University matters which no other pa
per can claim, and this by virtue of its being the exponent of
the views of the students. The HEsrERfAN has witnessed
discord in our ranks and it has seen the causes of that discord
removed. It has seen places tilled by incompetent men and
the University suffer by their mismanagement. It has also
seen the most of these places refilled, this time by good and
competent men. And now it again becomes your duty to
point those in authority to a new, though old, source of com
plaint, the management of the College Farm.
As heretofore managed it has come to be a thorn in the
flesh to every supporter of the University. It has become so
necessary to bring up for imestigation .the management of
the College Farm, and at snch regular intervals, that it really
seems as if student life would be an insipid thing without the
attendant excitement. I come forward with no new charge,
for it is a lamentable fact that the grounds for the same old
charges still exist. That there is at present not a single stu
dent in the Agricultural departmcrt, that there has been but
one during the year, and that the prospects for the next year
are no more flattering, all this gives evidence of even poorer
management than the Farm has ever lTefore reached. But
why is this? I will not go into details; but when students see
the harvesting of a crop cost twice as much as it is worth
when harvested, when they see the stock poorly cared fort
when their own class work is neglected, under these circum
stances who, I pray, will wonder at the lack of interest taken
n the Agricultural Course?
There is yet another phase of the question. We all know
the desire on the part of many to remove the Agricultural De
partment from Lincoln, and we know that men have said op
enly that from now on they will ight every measure proposed
for the benefit ol that department. We know too, with how
great difficulty measure pertaining to the welfare of the whole
University were passed by our last legislature; we know that
promises were made then to the effect that this department
should be made a credit to the University and to the state,
and only on the strength of such assurances were the much
needed appropriations made. In the face of these facts
there is great need of immediate and permanent improvement.
When the existence of the University is thus made to depend
upon the success of that department it becomes a matter of no
small moment. Whether or not a change will.be necessary
before the improvement can begin wr do not ask, only, let
us have improvemen t.
I know that there has been some little trouble between the
management and the Farm students, but I am not of that
number, and moreover am not actuated by any prejudice
against the management at the Farm. Neither is it because I
like to find fault that I notice the sad condition of affairs. It
is, finally, because it will soon be noticed by persons less char
itable, who will aim not at righting grievances but rather at
he destruction of the whole institution.
Yours in the interests of the University.
Go to Ed. Cerf &Co. for furnishing goods.
The latest styles in hats at Ed.Cerf &Co's.
New goods at Randall Bros&Co, 131 S. nth Street. -Randall
Bros, have opened their new store at 13X S. ilth
At Randall Bros., 131 South Elevedth Street, student will
find a complete stock of Clothing and gent's furnishing
Choice fruits, confectionery and lunch all the year round
at Bedson's, 1 1 19 OSt.
Kelly always does well by the students. Give him a. call.
Best Stetson and Dunlap hats at Dennis.
In New York go to Delmonico's, but in Lincoln go to
Bcdson's for oysters in every style. Always ready to wait on
If you want to get solid with your girl take her some ol
Mawe's taffy. Yum! Yum!!
For good clean meals try the Parlor Dining Hall. 137 N.
1 2th St.
The Globe One Price Clothing House is now receiving its
New Spring purchases of Fine stylish Suits. Call and see
The Globe One Price Clothing House, First Nat. Bank
Ewings, make children's clothing a special feature of their
business. The New Spring Stock now includes the hand
somest styles ever brought to Lincoln. Be sure to see them.
Our best $3.00 shoes at O. W. Webster & Bro. 1043 O St.
O. W. Webster & Bro. keep the best stock of boots an
You will always find Kelly on hand to do good work.
Mauley keeps a full line of confectionery goods, give him a
Students will receive best of attention at Manley's.
Bargains at T. Ewing's in Winter goods, don't lail to look
Go tc J. A, Bailey, 146 S. 12th, for Wall Paper, Decorating,
Calcimining.Graining and House Painting in all its branched.
Wben you want any Wall Paper, Decorating, Calcimining,
Graining, or House Painting, go to J. A. Bailey, 146 S. ljsth
St. Terms cash.
For fresh bread, cakes and anything in the baker's line
call at Winkler's Bakery, 1431 O St Give us share of your
patronage and you'll not regret it.
For fruits, confectionery, cigars and tobacco call on J. T.
Cochran & Bros., 207 S. 11th St. They always deal squarely.
It will pay you to call 0.1 I. B. Massey in the Richard
Block for lnything you want in the shoe line. w , ,
Students needing Cadet Caps will do well to tall at Mayer
Bros., the Tenth St. Clothiers, as-they have a' UrgC lot to
close out cheap. ' "
QOQD GOQDS AND LOWEST-PRICES AT MAYER BROS.,ioh ST CLOTHIERS.
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