Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, November 01, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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0U arc stealing The Hesperian again, Wc
took occasion last year to rebuke this sort ot petty
lhicvine from the mail boxes. It seems our words
have been forgotten or there arc some new students
who do not recognize the rights of private property.
If the paper is not worth the subscription price to you
it is an exceedingly small trick to filch it from some
one who thinks it is worth a dollar a year to him.
Next to stealing the paper outright, as some do, the
next smallest trick is to take another man's paper out,
read it, and then shove it back in the box. Eithei
subscribe, or let the paper alone.
MT is a well known fact that a large proportion of
1. the students are in favor of prohibition. The
fight will soon be on in this state. Much aid can be
rendered by students if some organization is effected
whereby the combined influences of the University
is brought to bear on the campaign. A non-partisan
league would be the only form in which all varieties
of "prohib" could work to the best advantage.
Hearty co-operation from the alumni of the city is
promised in any movement of the kind. Tuin this
over in in your minds and when the time comes to
act be ready to lend your aid and counsel.
JtjE present to our readers on this fine November
morning ten pages of reading matter instead of
eight. We have endeavored to produce this change,
not by spreading ourselves twenty-five per cent thin
ner, but by adding two pages of the same standard
quality which has characterized The Hesperian for
many years past. 1 his enlargement, although it en
ables us to give our subscribers more for their money,
which we are very glad to do, is a result of an in
creased advertising patronage. We can thus not
promise it as a permanent thing, but will continue it
as long as our business manager can afford it. Wo
have also added to our equipment a new set of leads
and some new rules which will much to the neatness
of our pages. These also are bought with the busi
ness manager's private money the only way new
material can be gotten for The Hesperian and the
thanks of the subscribers are again due to him.
T the suggestion of some of the faculty we hive
undertaken the compilation of a list of all peri
odicals accessible to the students. The list will in
clude not only those on the library tables, but those
kept in the scientfic departments and many taken by
the faculty and kept .in their rooms. This is some
thing which has never before been attempted here,
and is no small task. When completed the list will
be published in The Hesperian. This number of
the paper will be a most valuable reference book for
every student for some time to come, and everyone
should secure a copy. The number of peridicals
will surprise most of our readers.
E are sorry to see so much hoodlumism turned
loose on our campus, more particularly on
Saturday nights. Fun is proper within certain lim
its. Noise seems a necessary accompaiment of fun
sometimes. But in the pursuance of fun no one has
any right to torture others in the vicinity. No one
has any business yelling on the campus after 10
o'clock at night. Tired, and perhaps sick, people
are all around trying to get rest. The police of the
city have stood a great deal from the boys, but they
propose to put a stop to such disturbances of the
peace. Before this issue is in the hands of our read
ers, Hallow'en will be a thing of the past. Wc pre
sume there will be the usual amount of malicious mis
chief. We sincerely hope the police will arrest every
University student who attempts to violate the law.
Harmless jokes are often productive of much fun, but
students who do not confine themselves to such
should be punished.
'HE prosperity of the literary societies was noted
in our last issue. However, all this seeming
life and activity must be only a showy prelude to a
sudden extinction. They must be acting on the ad
vice "Be merry, for to-morrow ye die." As wc re
marked before this must necessarily be so, for some
of the fraternity men solemnly announced the speedy
deatli of these "old fogy" institutions away along
last year. We give this information solely for the
benefit of the second-hand dealers. 1 here are a good
many hundred dollars' worth of pianos, chairs, gavels,
carpets and half-used secretary books which will be
disposed of at great bargains when the final smash
up comes. It is well that somebody should be on
hind to profit by the catastrophe.
NE who has watched the internal life of the
University for the last five or six years, must be
pained at the development of aristocracy at the ex
pense of democracy. In a college where the pursuits
of all are similar, where the educational advantages
are extended equally to all, and every student should
have an equal chance for improvement, there should
be no room for the false and superficialy standards
of the social world. If one student is set above an
other it should be only on the ground of superior
character or superior intellect. Especially shonld
this equality be the rule in an institution which is
supported by the humblest tax-payers of the state as
well as its millionaires. The state University is in
tended to afford to every young man and woman in
the state the means of a higher education, This