Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, April 15, 1887, Image 1

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Vol. XV.
LINCOLN, NEB., APRIL 15, 1887.
Issued semimonthly by the Hesperian Publishing Associ
' ation, of the University of Nebraska.
CORA E. WHITE, '88 W. H. WAGNER, '88.
IJubiNKSS Manager - -Suiisckiption
Agent - -
- - C. W. B' f.Low.
- - F. F. Ai.my.
One copy, per college year,
One copy, one college term
Single copy,
Address all communications to The Hesperian, University
of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
It is a matter for congratulation that we have
among both old and new students, so much good ma
terial for a good base ball nine. There is no reason
why we should not be able to witness quite a number
of good games during this short term. Our sister
colleges at York and Crete are both organizing strung
nines, and it is altogether probable that the U. of N's
could be the winneis as of last year and with a far
better score. Surely there is enough energy to do this
and no time should be lost.
Is is whispered around in select circles that the
question to be settled now is not, "Shall we have
walks?" but "What kind of walks shall we have?"
This is indeed pleasant. But there is one serious ob
jection which is insurmountable, and that is that it
will rob.the Editor-in-cl ief of the Hesperian of
his old standby subject for an editorial. Now this is
not fair; it is a cruel stroke at the students as well, for
where is the student who can exist without reading
his accustomed discourse upon the need of walks?
Now in all candour, is it right to thus rob the student
of what has been his joy for years?
It was not the good luck of very many of the stu
dents to hear Professor Woodward, of St. Louis, on
"Manual Training," but those who did hear it pro
nounced it exceedingly good. The Professor hasgiv
en his life to the introduction and perfection of these
schools and the school at St. Louis owes its wonder
ful success to him. His methods were brought out
very distinctly by the use of models and he clearly
demonstrated that not only was the scheme practica
ble, but our schools did not accomplish its purpose
without it. It will not be long when every city and
town will have its manual training school as well as
its public school, and the education of the masses
will be more truly accomplished.
It is quite amusing to watch the efforts made by
some of our best business men to secure the location
of still another college the Baptist university. How
ever generous an offer Lincoln property owners may
make, we are too greatly interested in the cause of
higher education to wish them success. However
greatly it might boom real estate, it cannot be imag
ined that it will tend to their success to establish in
the same city in which is the' State University, ihe
state institutions of two such prominent churches of
Nebraska. We do not believe in sectarian schools,
yet if they are established at all, they should be made
successful, and the surest method of failing in this
end would be to establish them in Lincoln.
The lovers of the elocutionary art must now be
happy, for the long-promised instructor in rhetoric
and elocution has been secured. The students and
the Hesperian have often importuned the authorities
for instruction in these much neglected branches,and
all rejoice that Mr. Hunt has been secured to fill the
place. Graduating from Rochester University in
1873 and Newton Theological Seminary in 1880, he
instructed students of Rochester University in
elocution and oratory from 1873 to 1885. Mr. Hunt
in his long experience has won a high repute for off
hand speaking and strong, natural elocutionary pow
ers. The probabilities are that students will have an
opportunity for a full six years' course in both writ-