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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 15, 1888)
THE MRS PER I A N.
The question of forming a college baseball association is
one that should be duly considered by all who arc interested
in such matters. There arc now within our state half a dozen
colleges that have ball clubs, which, with a little practice,
could make a good showing on any field. Whether or not
these colleges would be in (avor of such a move, remains to
be seen. In all probability they would. There is nothing
that a student needs so much as physical exercise, and we
believe that the formation of suck an association would
arouse an interest among students for out door exercise.
Other states have such associations, and there is no valid
reason why we should be behind them. We recognize the
fact that the only way to go at this and make it a success is
to secure the hearty co-operation of all colleges in the state
that can support ball teams. Nothing can be accomplished
without a united effort on the part of all. Let us make this
effort and when the spring term arrives put into the field
teams that can play ball.
Here is my song to the girls of the age:
For mollusks and caramels they rage,
They all French parley vous,
Write perfumed billet doux,
And gum they all chew,
While they're frantic to go on the stage.
Fletcher went home on business last week.
Almy took a flying trip home on Friday, Feb. ioth.
No flies on us. Kacterio maniacus Swine-plagueii.
Misses McBride and Tracy went home Sunday, February
the 1 2th.
Professor Howard was severely ill during the first week of
Mr. E. S. Miller a student of five or six years ago made
us a call last week.
Mr. J. A. Barrett has been engaged as instructor in Latin
and Algebra. College Index.
It seems that Kline Polk has transferred his love from his
brother Grosse to another Grosse.
The oratorical contest of the Union society will take place
in the chapel Friday evening, Februrary 24th.
What doth it profit a man if he putteth on rubbers to keep
off the mud, and in the process covereth himself therewith?
C. A. Reedier went home last week. When he left he ex
pressed some doubt as to whether he would be able to return.
D. D. Forsyth has returned to his home in the sand hills to
recuperate his wasted energies, He will return next term
for the final onslaught upon Junior work.
It is intimated that Polk, '88, will take a post graduate
course at Harvard. He will specialize in a field hitherto un
investigated. Harvard; yes, Hwvard, Nebraska.
It is a cold day when the thermometer goes down to 25
degrees below zero, but it is still colder when any girl can
freeze Fletcher out.
Prof. H. just before an exam: "The class will please come
forward and stabulatc their equines on the table, after which
the examination will proceed."
Chumpus duudecembranchiatus took off his coat the other
day to look for flies on the back of it. Instead of flies he
found bacteria, and Dr. Billings was interviewed.
Senior syllogism: Praetor cannot be seen without a jug.
All jugs contain whiskey. Therefore praetor cannot be seen
without whiskey. What's the matter with us? Hey!
Great guns aud roaring rattlesnakes, as Webber remarked
when he got locked in the laboratory, you ought to have
heard Russel swear when he tipped over the chemical slop
Professor F. to the French class: 'Mr. Church are you
"No sir." l
"Why then don't you laugh?"
"Well professor wherc's the pint to the joke?"
Marsland, '90, has a very enterprising little sister. The
other day she saw her brother going through a new operation
before the family looking glass, which he had secretly borne
to his closet. Said she: "Herby, what you doin'?" "Shav
ing, be quiet." "What you shavin'?"
The plan of ringing the bell at 8 o'clock instead of 8:30
has been adopted by John Green. This will give the students
living at a distance ample time to reach the building in time
for recitations and will prevent, to some extent at least, any
excuse for tardiness on the part of the students.
Mr. Obcr, interstate Y. M. C. A. secretary gave an
informal talk to the students in the chapel Februrary 4.
It was for the purpose of organizing the State Conference of
the college Y. M. and Y. W. C. A. Associations which was
at Crete, Februrary 11-13. Eleven of our students attended
and report an interesting time.
The Senior class having sown noloiiety shall- reap fame.
A letter came to afforsaid conglomeration of intellectual pu
varignisitcratins addressed to the president of Senior class,
Nebraska College, Nebraska City, Neb. It came from Phil
adelphia and a la Kramer. I'll be hornwogglcd if the author
didn't want to do the class printing.
Quite a number of the. students regularly visit the literary
society at the high school, although by coming Saturday even
ings it intcrfers with our debating clubs. A great number of
the students took in the special entertainment Saturday even
ing, February nth. We take pleasure in inviting the high
school boys and girls to visit us frequently.
Some of our geological brethren will persist in reciting
with their pedal ornaments variously disposed upon chairs
and other near objects. We are surprised, and, as we hear
that these actions were persisted in although the professor
several times asked that they be stopped, we are simply dum
founded. To what are we coming? Where will the Univer
sity be three years hence if such actions are continued?
A hopeful of the class of '91 came into chapel last Thurs
day morning. He sat down by a proud and haughty Sopho
more who wears auburn locks. The Soph drew back in
scorn and folded his wings closer, lest they should be polluted
In hoarse and savage tones he muttered betwen his closed
teeth, "You're a bird, you are." Half scared to death the
poor little promise of future famo eyed the forbidding counte
nance of his accuser. Enviously he gazed upon those wings.
Then he found his voice: "Maybe we haven't got wings,
but we get there just the same."
It is very seldom that the University receives such a hand
some set of sweet girl graduates and school ma'ams as arrived
here last Wednesday to attend the .Charter Day exercises.
We refer to the teachers and class of '88 of the Beatrice high
school. It comprised the following persons with Professor W.
Ebright as principal: Carrie Hill, Addie Whitney, May
Woods, Linda Mostert, Minnie Morrison, Edith Forbes,
Callie Cole, Oliver Reedy, Frank Dency, Bert Dodge, Chas.
Blakely, W. Harrison, Galen Tait, Will Dorsey, Fred Ba-c-ley,
Robert Sabin, Emily Cole, Grace Liddicott, Lou Rawles,
Mary Rawles, Emma Fiske, Tillic Winter, AUie kcim.
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