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UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, DECEMBER i, 1888.
Issued semi-monthly by the Hesperian Publishing Associ
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
C. F. ANSLEY, Editor-in-Chief,
G. W. GERWIG, '89. - -
O. W. FIKER, 8o. -
T. S. ALLEN, '89. - -
II. PETERSON, ftp.
E. P. BROWN, '91.
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The Hesperian office is sometimes a convenient
place lor a few of the students to pass an idle hour,
and certainly they are welcome; for convenient
places are rare about our cluster of buildings, and
wiil be so until an adequate reading-room is given
us. But while the editors are willing to share with
their student friends the little space at disposal, ye
they do not enjoy having these guests add to the
regular work of issuing the paper. Certain students,
to us unknown, have Tjeen so free as to habitually
read the copy on the hooks, and articles have been
changed even after they were in type. Such proce
dure is surely unsatisfactory as an amusement for stu
dents, and those wl o are interested in the articles
may soon see them in -more readable form.
Our friend who conducts the "Sketches" depart
ment has the good fortune to dwell, in Lincoln, this
accounts for his lack of hostility towards the keepers
of the boarding-houses in the city. It would be
difficult to find a student in the p6wer of these
individuals that would suy a word for them. They
arc too well known.
The people of the west seem to agree with certain
eestem advertisers that "now is the time to grasp a
fortune." They are unwilling to wait for that
fortune to accumulate liitle by littie- It must come
rapidly. Well, fortunes are accumulated here in a
very short time but there .is every indication that it
is already about time to be watchful lest they be as
speedy in leave-takiug as they were in making their
Soon Lincoln, like other western ciites, Will,
cease to "boom." Then if the place is to grow at
all, it must increase by steady, substantial additions.
These additions will not be made unless there are
equally substantial inducements for them. The
greatest inducements Lincoln now possesses prob
ably the greatest it ever will possess come from the
educational advantages of the place; for it has every
opportunity to become the centre of western culture.
A student is likely to think of two things in
selecting his college, the value and thoroughness of
the instruction, and the financial question. In both'
of these lines, the University is surely offering much
more than its share of inducements. We may well
be proud, as we are, of the men that make up our
faculty; and they are so thoroughly interested in
their work that it is certain to continue an unquali
fied success. Then the University asks no tuition
whatever in return for what it gives
But how is it with the city? After looking up
the subject in a number of ways, we have found that
a student can attend a college of good standing in
the middle states and pay liberally for his instruction,
and yet fi.id that his yearly expenditures are much
less than those of a student at our own University.
And it is also true that the board, as a rule, is better
iu eastern college towns than it is in Lincoln.
Now it should be remembered that those same
eastern, and even, of late, central states, do not pro
duce enough food-stuffs to supply their own needs.
The wheat, the corn, the meats and the fruits are
shipped from the west.
There can be but one explanation of the differ
ence between the necessary expenses of students in
the two sections. The boarding-house and restaurant-keepers
of Lincoln are receiving pay for board of
good quality, and this they are not giving. One
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