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For Lincoln and vicinity: Partly
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Ivy Day Ceremonies Close with
Announcement of Elections
To Honorary Societies
Elastic Membership Clause in
Use for First Time;
13 Men "Tapped"
Masking of the new members of
the Black Masque chapter of Mortar
board and tapping of the new Inno
cents closed the Ivy Day ceremonies
on the green north of the Adminis
tration building Thursday afternoon.
Geraldine Fleming.
Ruth Clendenin.
Eloise Keefer.
Ruth Palmer.
Mary Kinney. .
Helen Anderson.
Grace Modlin.
Helen Eastman.
Hazel Sutton.
Helen Clarke.
Hazel Snavely.
Ruth Barker.
Merle Jones.
Clark Smaha.
Glen Davis.
Oscar Norling.
Thomas Elliott.
Richard Vette.
Emerson Mead.
Robert Davenport.
Archibald Eddy.
Ralph Bergsten.
James Jensen.
Glenn Presnell.
Lee Vance.
Only tweWe were selected to Mor
tarboard this year, the first time that
the elastic membership clause has
been in use. Previously thirteen
have been selected to each society.
Miss Elsie Ford Piper, assistant dean
of women, was masked as an honor
ary member by Miss H. Alice Howell.
Merle Jones was tapped first for an
Innocency, -carrying with it the pres
idency of the organization for next
year. Other officers as determined
by the order iii which they were
tapped are: Clark Smaha, vice-president:
Glen Davis, secretary; Oscar
Norling, treasurer; and Thomas El
liott, sergeant-at-arms.
Geraldine Fleming, the first-
masked Mortarboard, will be presi
dent for next year's group. The
other officers will be chosen by the
new members.
The tapping plans were upset when
one of the new Innocents, Tom El
liott, could not be found. His name
was announced to the crowd by Dr.
G. E. Condra, founder and sponsor
of the Innocents, when he could not
be located.
The seven-six split which has char
acterized the membership of the In
nocents for several years was com
pletely broken in the elections for
this year's membership, a gain of
three being made by the side for
merly having seven Innocents with
the resulting loss of three to the
other side.
Merle Jones, new president of the
Innocents, is a member of Alpha Tau
Omega, Phi Delta Phi, Kosmet Klub
and Corn Cobs. He is president of
the Corn Cobs.
Clark Smaha is a member of Delta
Upsilon. He captained the basketball
team last winter and was third high
scorer in the Missouri Valley con
ference. Glen Davis is a member of Sterna
Aljj'na Epsilon and Kosmet Klub. He
is a tennis letter-man.
(Continued on Page Two.)
Delts Place at
Top of Annual
Group Singing
Delta Tau Delta won the Inter
fraternity Sing, which was held at
9:30 o'clock yesterday morning north
of the Administration building. This
w the fourth consecutive year they
have won first place. Phi Sigma
Kappa won second place, and Sigma
Alpha Epsilon third. The other or
ganizations entered were Alpha Tau
Omega, Alpha Sigma Phi, Delta Upsi
Jn, Phi Kappa Psi, and Sigma Na.
ne fraternities competed in alpha
retinal order. Mr. Herbert Gray,
Mr- Hoimun Decker, and Carrie B.
Raymond judged tho meet.
The prize awarded to the winners
was a cup presented by 0. J. Fee.
Uelta Tau Delta is already in perman
ent possession of another cup, having
"J) il three years in succession.
The winners sang "Delta Shelter"
and "Greece Is A Famous Land."
ihe Phi Sigma Kappas presented
Thfi Old, Old TwsV and "Oeu
Am Far Awa,y." The numbers sung
Dy Sigma Alpha Epsilon were "Vio
lets and "Hail to the Purple." Each
ratermty entered sang two songs,
Delta Sigma Rho Gives
Luncheon for Alumni
Delta Sigma Rho held an alumni
luncheon at the Lincoln Hotel yester
day noon. Professor H. A. White,
professor of debating at the Univer
sity of Nebraska and president of
Delta Sigma Rho, addressed the
group on the debate program for this
year and next. Professor G. C. Wal
ker, director of the School of Jour
nalism, paid tribute to the late M.
M. Fogg, predecessor of Prof.
Walker, in an address following that
of Prof. White. Several alumni gave
short talks following the luncheon.
House Mothers May Give Per
mission to Women Who
Wish to Attend Show
"Tonight," announced Dean Hep-
pner, "will be a regular 12:30 night
However, the sorority house mothers
have received letters informing them
that they may give permission to any
of their girls who wish to attend the
to attend the Kosmet Klub's "Mid
night Revue." "
The Kosmet Klub's "Midnight Re
yue" will be staged tonight at the
Lincoln theater immediately after the
"Final Frolic" which is to be held for
Univesity of Nebraska students and
alumni at the Coliseum.
This show has been planned by the
Kosmet Klub of 1927 as their parting
entertainment for the student body.
It will last two hours and the acts
will be short. Comedy and music
will predominate the show.
Ramsay is Matter of Ceremonies
Ray Ramsay, well-known for the
prologue which he gave in this year's
University Night will be the master
of ceremonies. Other prominent
student and alumni entertainers in
the revue are: Harriet Cruise Kem
mer, Harold Turner, Wilbur Cheno
weth, Herbert Yenne, Elizabeth
Tracy and others.
A special feature of the Bhow will
be the screening of ''Campus Com
edies," a film produced by university
students. It will be made up of in
cidents portraying the humorous life
of the university.,
The Revue will be made up of the
following acts: A news reel and a
comedy reel, black bottom team, an
act by Alpha Delta Theta, blues sing-,
ing by Lauraine Mattloch, "Campus
Comedies," song revue under the dii
rection of Harold Turner, mind-reading
by 'Jiggs' Miller and Ray Ramsay,
the Romancers, "It Won't Be Long
Now," and an act by Harriet Cruise
Kemmer, Harold Turner and Wilbur
Tickets for the revue will be fifty
cents. They are on sale at the box
office of the Lincoln theater. No
seats will be reserved and an early
purchase of them will guard against
last minute waiting in line.
Activities of Season Will bo Closed
With Sacred Concert at Grace
M. E. Church
The University Glee club will close
its activities for the year with a
sacred concert at th Ore M. E.
church, twenty-seventh and R streets,
at 8 o'clock Sunday evening. This
is the second home concert of the
year and has been scheduled by spc
cial arrangement to give returning
alumni an opportunity to hear the
"The Voyage of Columbus," a
cantata by Dudley Buck, is the fea
ture number of the1 program. Buck's
music is considered among the fore
most of American composers and the
selection chosen by the club this year
represents nicely his ability and style.
William Damme as the priest, Paul
Pence as Columbus, and Dean Brown
as Rodrigo, are the soloists.
The nrosrram fill be under the per
sonal direction of Prof. Herman T.
Decker, director of the club, who will
also sing a group of solos. Mrs.
Jeanne Decker will play the accom
paniments. Prof. Decker Wilt Sing
The nroirram includes a group by
the Glee club composed of selections
from Bach and Beethoven. The
Varsity Quartet wjll sing a group and
Charles Calhoun will play a trombone
solo, "Prayer Perfect."
Plans are now being laid by James
Shane, business manager, for next
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year. With a rurar-Der oi men irom
this year's club expected back next
KtiSiiinHir tud dull is tOnbfiiiip!utii.
trip during the Christmas vacation in
addition to the regular spring trip.
series of horn concerts will also be
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yesterday. Miss -Doris Pinkerton of
Law Senior Discusses Points For and
Against Modern University with
"On Trial" as Subject
"The seed of God-like power is in
us still; Gods are we, heroes, if we
will," quoted Lloyd Martin, of Lin
coln, Law senior, in concluding his
Ivy Day oration, "On Trial." His
address was delivered following the
inter-sorority singing contest yester
day afternoon in the arena construct
ed north of Administration Hall.
After designating the tax-paying
public as judge, Marti proceeded to
give first, the accusations against the
American University. Quoting Roger
Babson he alleged that "higher edu
cation in America is supplying the
nation with sluggards, snobs, athletic
morons, and amusemen t-crazy
youths." College students are also
supposed to be more irreligious, tar d-er-drinking
and more immoral than
their counterparts 30 years ago. In
the eyes of the public they are time-
wasters, not scholarly, and thinking
more of social life than of studious
activities. They are mateiialistic,
going to school only to learn how to
"get the coin."
Much to be Said in Defense
In spite of the results of University
Night in Lincoln, when "we demon
strated our inability to stage a de
cent production," supression of stu
dent magazines and threats of the
legislatures to abolish first year
pledging because of ill-management
of fraternities, there is much to be
said in defense of the college stu
dent. Although they seek truth, they are
not irreligious. Drinking and im
morality are not nearly as rampant
ud they were in the "good old days."
(Continued on Page Three.)
Milking Contests
Held on the Ag
College Campus
R. C. Johnson, Mead, and C. J.
Helzer, Eldorado, tied for champion
ship in the milking contest "held at
the College of Agriculture yesterday.
Each one milked seven and two
tenths pounds of milk in one and
one-half minutes. Flipping of a coin
gave first place to Johnson and sec
ond to Helzer. Donald Jamison was
a close third, milking seven pounds
in one and one-half minutes.
Two quarts of milk was milked per
minute by each of the winners. Ten
contestants took part in the contest.
In th ladU' -ace, Mrs. Chas.
Rosacker, Omaha, won first place;
Mrs. Wayne Rolafson, Emerald, sec
ond and Mrs. Fred Liobers, Minden,
third. Each of the "fiteen contest
ants were required to carry an egg
on a spoon for a distance of 50
The milk drinking contest resulted
in William Paden, Rogers, winning
first place; Paul Swanson, Stroms
buV&h, second, and O. U. bolster,
Grand Island, third.
These contestants showed the
greatest skill in drinking milk from
bottles supplied with nipples.
Cloud, (left) who was presented as May
Omaha was Maid of Honor.
Miss Frisbie
Is Crowned As
Queen of May
Miss Josephine Frisbie of Red
Cloud was crowned May Queen at
the Ivy Day program yesterday morn
ing at 10 o'clock. The procession
started at the Pharmacy building and
marched to the throne in the arena
north of Administration building. As
the procession approached the throne
the pages blew their trumpets at the
entrance to the throne. The pages
were Edna Charleston of Norfolk,
Audrey Beales of Blair.
First in the procession were the
freshmen attendants, Helen Boose, of
Falls City; Pi Befa Phi, A. W. S.
Board, Vestals, and retiring president
of Mystic Fish, and Dorothy McCoy
of Imperial, member of Alpha Phi.
The sophomore attendants, Bernice
Trimble of Seldon, Kansas, and
Esther Heyne of Wisner, followed the
freshmen in the procession. Miss
Trimble is a member of Phi Mu and
Miss Heyne is a Sigma Kappa and
president Xi Delta.
Coining next in line were the jun
ior attendants Alice Olmstead of
Roca. and Janet Edminston of Lin
coln, who is a member of Delta Gam
The seniors, the last in order of
the attendants were Sylvia Lewis of
Lincoln, and Miss Joyce Adair of
Sioux City, Iowa. Miss Lewis is
president of Delta Dolta Delta, a
member of the student council and
Of the Dramatic club. Miss Adair
is a Gamma Phi Beta and a member
of the Dramatic club.
Miss Doris Pinkerton of Omaha,
s-nior, a Kappa Kappa Gamma and
a member of Mortar board and Phi
Beta Kappa, was the Maid of Honor.
Ehc proceeded the Ivy QuCn who in
turn was followed by train-bearers.
Miss Josephine Frisbie of Red
Cloud, Ivy Queen, is a senior in the
College of Arts and Sciences. She is
president of Mortarboard, senior non
orary women's society, president of
Vestals, honorary society for women
"in the College of Arts and Sciences,
and president ot Chi Delta Phi.
While at the throne, the Ivy queen
was presented with the Ivy by the
presidents of the senior and junior
classes and the Ivy president. Dances
were held during this time and were
presented by the women of physical
education class.
V. L. Williams, graduate student in
the department of zoology, will teach
biology in the summer session of Mid,
land College at Fremont. He has
been awarded a fellowship in the
University of California next year
and will work for his doctor's degree.
Milan J. Kopac, also a graduate stu
dent in zoology, will have a scholar
ship at Northwestern University next
year and will also work toward his
Fraternities Use Co-operatiTe Buying
A system of co-operative buying oi
supplies has been adopted by the fra
ternities at the University of Cin
cinnati in order to cut down their expenses.
Queen at the Ivy Day ceremonies
Hooper Oratorical Contestants to be
Awarded Prizes; $115 Total
To be Given
The James H. Hooper Oratorical
contest was held .at 8:30 yesterday
evening in ralladian Hall, Temple
building. The winners will be an
nounced later. The prizes of $60,
$40, and $15 respectively, are given
by James H. Hooper, '94, Chicago.
The following is the list of orations
which were given:
Marguerite Hac Play and Its Re
lation to Better Living.
Dale Weese Shall We March
(Continued on Page Two.)
Only Two Granted
Military Science Because of Size
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Numerous and varied have been
the reasons presented; by students
wishing permanent excuses from mil
itary science, and some of them have
been granted, but only two students
have ever been excused becaa? of
thoir size, according to Col. F, F.
Jewett, in an interview yesieraay.
Theodore C. Page of Crete, who
towers six feet eight inches in the
air, was too tall to get into any of
the uniforms belonging to the R. O.
Kidwell Called for Active
Army Duty in Washington
Mr. Frank A. Kidwell, who has
been connected with the military
property department for several
years, has been called to Washington,
D. C, for active army duty. He will
report in Washington in about two
Mr. Kidwell has had charge of all
military equipment in the T -st. He
is a familiar figure to all v;udents of
military science.
Cadets Maneuver on Stadium
Field at 1:15 O'clock
This Afternoon
The Military Department will be
the center of attraction in the
Round-up exercises this afternoon
when it stages its thirty-third annual
"Compet" at the Stadium. The pro
gram will consist of company and
platoon close order drill, and presen
tation of prizes to the winning or
ganizations. The individual compet
will be held in the evening at the
"Final Frolic" in the Coliseum. First
call, will be at 1:15 o'clock and the
assembly will take place on the drill
field north of Social Science.
The "Omaha Cup" is to be
awarded again this year to the win
ning company. General Pershing first
won this cup at a national drill com
petition in Omaha in 1892. He took
a company from the University mili
tary unit to the competition and
easily brought home the cup. Since
that time it has been awarded each
year to the winning company at
Compet. The name of each winning
company is engraved on the cup.
The prize for the platoon drill is
a silver loving cup offered by the
Lincoln Theater. It is to be presen
ted yearly to the winning platoon
Last year it was won by a platoon
from Company II.
The companies will be judged on
a general company inspection, man
ual of arms, and close order drill
These will count 100, 50, and 200
points respectively. The total pos
sible. number of points will be 350.
Platoons will be judged on manual
of arms and close order drill only,
The manual of arms will count 25
points and the close order drill will
count 75. The judges will include
several regular army, reserve, and
national guard officers.
Individual Compet will be staged
(Continued on Page Four.)
Excuses from
T. C, and Otto Dillon of Bostwick,
with an even five feet, was too small,
Page who is a senior in the Teach
ers' College this year, has found his
height advantageous in other ways as
well as in evading drill. He wci
rjnlsr center on tha Univoraity W,
ketball team during the last season,
and an adept at dropping the ball in
thev basket without the trouble of
throwing it. Dillon is a freshman in
the College of Agriculture.
Many Graduates Assemble in
Lincoln for Sixth Annual
Dedicatidn of Morrill Hall
Is One of Features of
Saturday Afternoon
Many alumni are in Lincoln for
the sixth annual Round-Up, which be
gan yesterday morning with the In-ter-f
raternity sing. Besides the.
traditional events, such as the crown
ing of the May Queen, the planting
of the Ivy, and the Ivy Day Oration,
the graduates will have the opportun
ity of attending the dedication of
Morrill Hall, which will be held Saturi
day afternoon.
Today will be a full day for the
alumni. Important events include a
baseball tournament, the law barbe
cue, and the thirty-fifth annual com
petitive drill. The program of events
for Friday follows:
10:00 a. m. Alumni council meet
ing, lemple building. (For dele
gated representatives.)
Alumnae meet, Ellen Smith Hall.
Finals, Interfraternity baseball
tournament, the drill grounds.
Noon Law barbecue, Auto Club
1:30 p. m. Thirty-fifth annual
competitive drill. The stadium.
2:45 p. m. Baseball, Old Timers
vs. Inter-college champs, the drill
4:00 p. m. Pan Hellenic tea, El
len Smith hall.
8:15 p. m. "The Final Frolic,"
the Coliseum.
The most important feature of Sat
urday's activities will be the dedica
tion of Morrill Hall, the new $300,
000 building housing the musem and
the School of Fine Arts. Dr. G. E.
MacLean, a former chancellor of the
University, will give the principal
address. Mr. Morrill himself will be
present at the ceremony. His son
Arthur Morrill will speak for him.
Others on the program include Gov
ernor Adam McMullen, W. P. War
ner, president of the board of re
gents, Chancellor Samuel Avery,
Acting Chancellor E. A. Burnett,
Prof. P. H. Grummann, and Dr. E. H.
The full program for Saturday fol
9:00 a. m. Class breakfasts, at
places designated by reunion classes.
11:00 a. m. General reunion. The
Avenue of Years, Ag College campus.
12:30 p. m. The alumni luncheon,
Activities building, Ag College camp
1 :30 p. m. Annual business meet
2:30 p. m. Dedication of Morrill
8:15 p. m. The University Play
ers, Temple theater.
Thetas Again
Take First In
Sorority Sing
Kappa Alpha Theta took first for
tho second consecutive time in the
annual inter-sorority sing held as a
part of the Ivy Day program and
sponsored by the A. W. S. Honor
able mention was given to Alpha Chi
Omega, Phi Mu, and Pi Beta Phi.
Judges of the sing were Mrs. Carrie
B. Raymond, Mrs. Lillian Helms Pol-
ley and Mr. Howard Kirkpatrick.
The silver loving cup which is the
trophy of the sing was presented to
the Thetas by Miss Margaret Dunlap
who has been president of the A. W.
S. for the past year, "Theta Lips"
and "Theta Days" were the songs
sung by the winiiers.
Twelve sororities participated in
the competition for the cup. They
sang in the order given. Alpha Chi
Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Phi,
Alpha Qniicron Pi, Alpha vXi Delta,
Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Gam
ma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta,
Kappa Kappa Gamma, PU Mu, and Pi
Beta Phi.
Among the university students
whom the department of educational
service of teachers college has re
cently placed in teaching positions
for next year are the following, with
the name of the town in which they
will be: Viola Maxwell, ScottsblufT;
Donald Dyson, North Platte; Flor
ence Butte, Aurora; Mollie Gil mar
tin, Harvard; Mabel Beckwith, Gor
don; Helen West, Mandan, Nortk
Dakota; Ernest Armstrong, Cozad.
Japanese Course OH'etjd
Japanese language will be offered
in an introductory course piven by
the department of Oriental literature
at the UniYcrsity of Vraslinjton.

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