Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, November 03, 1887, Page 6, Image 6

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to, as the commencement of more definite work, and great
er activity, in the associations throughout the state. For sev
eral years Nebraska has been behind other states, especially
Kansas, for various leasons, the most important however was
the need of a state secretary who could devote his entire time
to the work of organizing and strengthening associations in
the state. This great need has now been provided for. The
incoming slate committee were authorized by the convention
to secure the services of a state secretary provided the
money for this work would be raised. Mr. Weidensall of
Chicago, who was sent by .the international committe to look
after work of securing funds for carrying on the state work,
succeeded in raising the required amount, and the first state j
secretary of the Y. M. C. A. of Nebraska will be in the field j
on January 1st, 1888.
A second step in advance was made on the line of district
confcienccs, one of which will be a college conference, and
is to be held very soon. It will be of importance to all- col
leges in the state. It is hoped that Secretary Wi&hard will
be present and address the conference. Topics of interest
and profit in carrying on the works in the colleges will be
discussed. The importance of urging greater activity and
effort among the Young Men's Christian Associations of our
University and colleges of Nebraska cannot be over estimated.
Young men aie going from these institutions, who, with their
trained intellects will become men of power and influence
in our commonwealth. How important ii is that this strength
and power be tinned for God and the right. If the scores of
young men who leave the institutions of learning in our own
state, could be won for Christ they would be like streams of
living water for the healing of the nations.
St. John lealized the importance of reaching out after
young men when he said, "I invite you young men because
you are strong"; here we have a class strong, not merely in
a physical sense but equally strong intellectually. It is said
that few college men arc converted after graduating.and since
there is no middle ground between a Cluistian and a non
Christian life, unless we win our fellow students to the service
of Christ while they are in college they will either openly or
under the cloak of culture instill into the minds of those with
whom they meet, false ideas of life, and poison those
over whom they have an influence with infidelity, skepticism,
atheism and soul destroying vice. How mportant it is that
we go forth, having on the whole armor of God, to more
earnest consecrated work among our fellow students. We
are in the midst of a ripened harvest field of strong young men.
Who can estimate the value of what they may accomplish by
their influence and example in the cause of Christ, and the
value of their immortal souls invoiced in the light of eternity.
The delegates who attended the eighth annual convention
have, without doubt, to a man, received such an uplifting
that they returned wiser and better, to resume their work from
a higher Christian standpoint.
Where does Stephens get his bouquets?
Why don't the fraternities initiate somebody?.
Prof. Hunt preaches at Louisville every Sunday.
Chancellor Manatt was for some time quite ill but is again
at his post.
Prof. Hunt was in attendance part of last week at a Baptist
convention at York.
Tutor Ilodgman had the misfortune to sprain his ankle,
and was kept fro.m his work a short time on that account.
Buy your clothing of Mayer Bros., 122 Tenth street, ncarO.
Harry Ilcflleman left last Thursday for a few days stay at
Grand Island.
The Philodiccans gave a musical programme in the chapel
last Friday evening.
The cadets will have a ham battle with blank cartridges
some time this term.
The University cadet band furnished music for the Odd
Fellows on the 20th ult.
The scientific club met last Saturday and listened to an in
teresting talk from Dr. Billings.
The electric bells have had a thorough overhauling and now
tend to business more promptly.
The deep gloom which accumulates in the room where the
Juniors recite French has already impaired the color of the
wall paper.
Stephen Langworthy was hurt in the cane rush and forced
to go home. He has ndw recovered, however, and is with us
once more.
Parsons Chapter of the Dcciplcs of the Red Flag will meet
to-night at their hall on O St. to consider the feasibility of
burning the University.
Mr. Kiamcr was unable to orate in chapel upon his ap
pointed mbrning because of the great desire for his company
felt by several lower class men.
Gov. Thayer attended dress parade Friday, and expressed
himself much pleased by the appearance and discipline of the
cadets. He promises soon to give them a regular review.
Ralph Piatt fell several steps on the Journal office stairs
last week and sprained his ankle. It has nearly recovered
now, and he regrets that he will be obliged to drill again
soon. .
The regular periodical exodus from the U. of N. to the
penitentiary and insane asylum has commenced. We hear
that Webber and French are among the first victims. Over
study did it.
The Juniors had a very pleasant meeting at the residence of
Miss May Tower, tfie evening of the 22nd. At least it was
pleasant till towards midnight when they found that their
overcoats anu hats had grown tired of waiting and gone out
of the window in company with some mischievous lower class
men. Some of the 'Sgers shivered home with handkerchiefs
over their heads.
The University battalion is steadily improving, and it will
soon be difficult to distinguish the recruits from the veterans.
Improvement is nowhere more noticeable than in the land.
Many of the boys never played before this term, and the first
time they appeared it would have been hard to tell when
they commenced or quit playing had it not been for the base
drum, but they arc rapidly gaining confidence and lip. We
predict that before the year is out they will play as well as
any band in the state.
The class of '88 met last Saturday morning to effect, for the
fourth time, a "permanent organization". If organization
depends on the officers elected we think they have it now as
the following list will show. Pies., Codding; vice pres.,
Miss Talbot; sec, Wagner; treas., Smith; hist., Miss Bene,
diet; master "of ceremonies, Matthewson; aetective, Stout;
Poet, Miss White; prevaricator signor, Schofield; attorney,
Polk; orator. Barrett; prophet, Miss Barrett; dish washer,
Rogers; artist, Jansen. It may be that some ot the class
were overlooked, but if so it is because they did not attend
I the election.