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The Daily Nebraskan
VOL. 1, NO. 92k
LINCOLN, NEB., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1002.
Largo AudiencoB Attend tho An
nual Celebration Alumni Or
gan Presented PershiDg
Drill and Oontoat.
According bo tho established custom
of the university Charter Day was cele
brated last Friday io an appropriate
manner. Beginning ob Thursday
evening with tho electrical oxhlblt
and tho Sigma XI banquet and ad
dress it was begun In earnest on Frl
day morning. At 10 o'clock tho pre
sentation of tho pipo organ bv tho
alumni of the university took placo
in Memorial hall. A large audience
had oomo to listen to the musical
program and witness the presenta
tion. Chancellor Andrews, presiding, first
Introduced Mr. Henry Eames who
gavo a very scholarly address on
"Music and Culture." lie was fal
lowed by Hon. Paul Clark, '87, who
gavo a very entertaining history of
tho work of tho alumni in their at
tempt to secure subscriptions to the
organ fund. Most of the credit, ho
said, was duo to the untiring labor
uf Professor Fossler who haa spared
no time In making the plan a success.
Professor Fossler was then permit
ted to speak only after tho audienco
had greeted hlm with a storm of ap
plause, lie spoko of the loyal spirit
of the alumni which had moved them
to such an undertaking ana told or
meaning to tho university. Conclud
ing, he presented the organ bv hand
ing to President E. von Forell of tho
hoard of regents, tho key to the or
gan. The deed to the gift as well as
a beautiful oak tablet with inscrip
tion wcro turned over. President
Forrell then on tho part of the uni
versity responded in an appropriate
speecli of acceptance.
The afternoon program of the exer
clso began at two o'clock in the ar
mory by an exhibition drill followed"
by athletic contests of various kinds.
The attendance here was very large
although it was expected that the
admission by ticket would keep it
down. Tho attendance at the athlet
ic contest did not at all decrease the
number of visitors at tho depart
ments which were open to the public
for Inspection. A number of these,
especially the engineering, had stu
dents at work showing tho , visitors
tho naturo of tho work which was be
Jug done.' The department of do
mestic science had a very neat dis
play of work which proved of as much
interest to tho young men as to the
The exercises of tho day wero con
cluded by tho commencement pro
gram given in Memorial hall, General
John C. Black of Chicago, a distin
guished veteran of tho civil war, de
livering tho address of the ovenlng.
The address was perceeded by music,
Professor Kimball rendering, "Festal
March" on the pipe organ and the
university band favoring the audi
enco with a few sqlections which
woro very well received.
General Blank's address was short,
in striking contrast- to tho avorago
commencement address; yet It was
all tho more ontcrtaining. II Ir com
manding figure together with his
pleasing volco mado him at once a
favorite His subject "Abraham
Lincoln" was dealt with in a very
scholarly manner. Ho took up tho
story of tho great man from his birth
and carried It) down through tho
career of activity full of noble deeds
and thougts to the final tragic end.
Particular stress was laid on tho
part played bv Lincoln In tho civil
war. General Black closed his ad
dross with a glowing eulogy of the
The address was rollowca by tho
confering of degrees.
Dean Davis, of tho school of litera
ture, science and the arts presented
tho candidates for doctor's and mas
ter's degrees in the absence of Dean
fcJberman of tho graduato school.
He also presented tho graduates of
hiB own college. Dean Bessey of tho
industrial college and Dean Reeso
of tho law college, also presented
candidates lor tho degrees. The fol
lowing Is a J 1st of the graduates.
Tho graduato school, doctors of phi
losophy, George Evart Condra, John
Lawrence Gerlg; master or arts,
Robert ClarK Hilton.
Tho college of literature, sclenco
and arts, bacholor of arts degree
Elsie May Blandln, Allen Gllmour
Burko, Ira Elgin Campbell, Clifton
Carter, Guy Clifton Cowglll, John
Jacob Fossler, William Roberts
Jackson, Sophia Margaret Koehler.
Gertrude Macomber, Ida Margaretta
Montgomery. Ralph Raxstraw Rainy,
Zora Inez Shields, Charlotte Temple
ton. Eo win Lester Tobie, John
Henry Voss, Paul Bennett Weaver.
The Industrial college, bachelor of
scienco degree. Philip Joseph Antes,
Elizabeth iLlpplncott Bowne, Bert
Tho collego of law, baoheior of lawB
degree, William Mathew Herbert,
Paul Bennett Weaver.
Teachers certificates were given
to Pnillp Joseph Antes, Ira Elgin
Campbell, John Jacob Fossler, Wil
liam Roberts Jackson, Helen Seeloy.
Physical training certificate was
given to Gertrude Macomber.
PROFESSOR CALVIN ON THE
Tho annual address before 'the
Sigma XI society was given by Pro
fessor Samuel Calvin, of the Univer
sity of Iowa, last Thursday evening,
in University Hall. Tho subject of
the lecturo was, "Tho Records of
tho Great Ice Age in the Upper Miss
issippi Valley. '
Mr. Calvin Is peculiarly fitted to
discuss this subject', being on the
Iowa state geological survey and a
spticial student on the ice age. Sinco
his Investigations have beon most
carefully carried on in Iowa, Ills 11-
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Several Affairs of Importance At
tend tho Charter Day Exor
in the Social World.
PI Beta Phi entertained Friday
evening at Walsh nail at a dancing
party. Tho parlors of Clio hall woro
prettily decorated with palms and
tho sorority colors, together with
American beauty roses and smllax.
Punch was sorven uy Misses Helen
Dolson and Grace Meeker In tho par
lor while light refreshments wero ser
ved In tho dining room by tho othor
members of tho fratornlty. Tho
guests from out of tho city were Miss
Lindsoy, Wheeling, Misses Katherlne
Sedgwick and Bertha Shldler, York;
Miss Kato McPlioeley of Mlnden.
Aoout tlilry couples were present.
Miss Edna Gund entortalnco In
honor of Miss Sophia Koehler, who
was graauated this tnld-year, last
Friday afternoon. Tho house was
prettily decorated to carry out the
idea suggested by a little play en
titled "Six Cups of Chocolate." pre
sented by Misses Rose McLaughlin,
Josephine Poynter, Gertrude Mars
land, Edna Gund, May Gund and
Mrs. G. A. Brown. Tho guests were
friends of tho enteitained and enter
tainers, mostly members of Delta Del
ta Delta. .
Kappa Sigma 'celebrated its fifth
anniversary by a banquet at the Lin
coln on Thursday evening. The fol
lowing toasts were responded to:
"The Absentees," W. II . King;
"Chapters I Have Founded," W. B.
Cartmell; "Kappa Sigma at Wiscon
sin," Frank J. Hughs, Omaha;
"Trials and Tribulations of the New
est Members," II. A. Swauson; "Tho
Gridiron, Past, Present and Future,"
John Westovor;V'Fair Greeks," M.
B. Lewis; "The Miner," J.J. Thom
as; "A Few Thoughts I h u v e
Thunk," Scott Beghtol; "The Old',
Old Story," C. A. Fisher; "A School
Ma'rm," E. A. Luoko: "In Days of
Auld Lang Syne." C. F. Scwartz;
"Our Fraternity." C. E. Matson.
G. A. Davies acted as toastmaster.
Beta Thota Pi held initiation last
Thursday evening, Messrs Georgo B.
Fuller of Crete and Pierce Caldwell
of Lincoln being inducted Into tho
mysteries of tho fraternity. Tho in
itiation was followed bv a banquet at
the chapter house at lO.'lO G street,
tho festivities lasting until early in
The Palladlans moo at their annual
yalontino party last Thursday ovon
ing at the homo of D. D. Stull, 3228
R stroot. Tho ovenlng's amusornontB
wcro varied and entertaining. Whon
a number ot dainty paper hearts woro
distributed no ono know what wab
coming. Tho porposo or tho hearts,
however, soon became ovldent. On
ono side of the heart was tho namo
of a person and on tho other sldo five
numbors, opposite which -wero to bo
written tho answers to fivo questions
concerning the person whoso namo
was on tho front. Much amusement
was afforded by tho variety and orig
inality of these answers.
Solos woro sung by Sam Anderson
ana Miss Nelson, Miss Wells playing
tho accompaniments. T. O. Rlnker
was requested by the president to ad
dress tho society In view of the fact
that he soon leaves for tho Philip
pines. His farewell remarks were full
of praise for t(je society and the Uni
versity. Refreshments woro served about
midnight and tho oarty adjourned.
Delta Delta Delta initiated three
now members last Thursday evening
at the home of Miss Florence Rob
erts. Those receiving the mysterious
rites woro Misses May Reynolds, Fre
mant; Myrtle Laufer, Falrbury; Lu
lu Loscb, West Point. A spread fol
Tho Misses Haskell, assisted by
Miss Anderson,' entertained a few
friends Saturday evening In honor
or R. Carroll Powers, Phi Beta Kap
pa. Placo cards cleverly decorated
with pen pictures wcro distributed
and threo tables of progressive cards
started. Wnisb and high-flvo wero
tho games played. After eight games,
gorgeous rosettes of scarlet and cream
ribbon wero glveu to tho winners,
Charles Muthorson and Fred Kelly.
Carnations of the same color were
presented to each guest. An elegant
light lunch was then served, Includ
ing scarlet and cream Ices. Those
present wero Messrs Powois, Mather
son, Barnes. Husc, Anderson, Mills,
Hodges, Walker. Phlllpos, Kelly,
Ernest Bridge, Juhn Bridge.
THE CHICAGO CLUB BANQUET.
The third annual banquet of the
Nebraska university of Chicago club
was hold Saturday night at tho Lin
coln hotel. Professor Laughlin of
tho Chicago University, one of the
institution's most prominent men
was the honored guest of the evening.
The membership of the olub num
bers many prominent Ncbraskuns.
The list or toasts Included the fol
lowing: "Chicago as a Teacher of
Teaohors," W. A. Clark, Poru: "Sis
ter Universities," E. Benjamin An
drews, Lincoln; "Private Schools,
Affiliated and Unafllliated." A. M.
Wilson; "Our Friend, Tho Enemy,"
Albert Watklns; "Chicago in tho
Early 70's," A. II. Weir; "The
University of Ciiirjagg," J. Laurengo,
Professor W. G. Langworthy Tay
Friday an elaborate reception was
tendored Professor Laughlin at tho
home of Professor and Mrs. Taylor.
About two hundred guests wero
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