The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 07, 1903, Page 4, Image 4

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A conwiUdjitlon of
Tlio Henporlnn, Vol. HI. Tho Nebraflknn, Vol. 12,
Bcfcrltt and Crown, Vol. 4.
Manning Kdltor
0. E. Pjciwritorn
- P. P. Vvrrr
BuMnJXut Mnttsgor
Now Win. Ciwo
Bocloty Wm. A. Shock
Athletic A. I. Myors
Lltornry John D. Rio
OOlcu! 203'4 UnJvorBity Hull. Phono A 1290
Pout Ortloc: Station A, Box 1H, Lincoln
Entered at tho pontofltac nt Lincoln, Nobnwkn,
as woorul cliuw mall inattur.
items. It Is hlB belief, however, that
tho editorial page should reflect stu
dent sentiment, and arrangements
have now been made whereby the pa
per's editorials, with the exception of
the Tuesday Issue, will be supplied by
the student members of The Nebras
kan staff, the new regime being par
tially inaugurated today.
The Saturday Nebraskan.
The Nebraskan makes today its first
effort In a new line practically tho
addition of a weekly university paper
to its regular daily Issues. Upon this
Saturday number k is hoped to con
centrate the alumni and other out-of-town
circulation, as rapidly as possi
ble Tho Dally will be more and more
confined to purely news of the day,
while Saturday's issue will contain ar
ticles tending more toward a record
of tho week's progress. With the ex
ception of advortlBing columnB, to
day's paper will probably pass as a
fair sample of what may be expected
from our Saturday offorts. If the ex
periment proves acceptable and with
in bounds of reasonable attainment, It
will be made a permanent feature.
Thereforo wo ask such expressions of
University opinion as may aid us in
determining its acceptability.
Tho price of tho Saturday issue alone
will be twenty-live centB tho semes
ter, and to it tho attention of students
and graduates leaving tho university
either temporarily or permanently is
especially dirocted.
The attention of our exchanges Is
respectfully called to the fact that,
with tho exception of those published
dally, the Saturday Issue alone will be
sent, it being believed that this ar
rangement will bo just as satisfactory
to thep;'VhIle working quite an econ
omy''of mailing expenses to ourselves.
Tho success of tho Nebraska basket
ball team, on its western trip, Is no
ticeable. A clean sweep is being
made of Colorado, which ought to con
vince our neighbor state that Ne
braska can play basket ball quite as
artfully as she can manage a debate
and as Bkilfully as she can handle tho
pig skin on the gridiron.
The proud smile on the faces of tho
Senior girls, who have been seen
trudging down the Btreet with large!
pasteboard boxes, will be accounted
for next Friday morning when tho
girls appear in a body at convoca
tion, dressed In caps and gowns. Tho
question naturally arises among tho
boys as to whether they shall wear
gowns at commencement time or not.
Some have asserted that they would
not, others that by all means the en
tire class should wear the college
dress on that occasion. There Ib noth
ing to compel any person to dress In a
certain coBtume, but no one should at
tempt to mar the great event of the
year, because of personal dislike for
college caps and gowns. Commence
ment is a rare occasion and some pe
culiar dress to distinguish the gradu
ates is In perfect keeping with the
time. The wearing of a uniform drcsB
at commencement exercises Is a pop
ular and long-practiced custom.
lino most proficient Success has re
warded such efforts, as last year'B rec
ord indicates. Tho difficulty now lies
with tho student body Itself. All are
anxious to see the Nebraska squads
win out in the inter-state contests, but
thoy fall to aid the work by giving
firm support, either financially or with
Individual encouragement and good
wishes. Lost Friday and Saturday
nights occurred the preliminaries for
the inter-stato debates, which wore
fairly well attended, and Wednesday
night of next week will come off the
Senior-Junior contest. These contests
wore included In the series of debates
arranged by the board at tho begin
ning of tho debating season. Al
though tickets for the entire series
were sold for only 35 cents each, a
small number compared with what
ought to have been disposed, of were
sold. It Is now up to tho students to
attend tho debates and support the
movement in every way possible. If
such Bupport can be had there Is little
doubt that laBt year's record will be
Convocation Dotes
Program for the Week:
Monday: Rev. L. P. Ludden.
Another now feature Introduced into
tho paper today 1b tho student editorial.-
Sinco Tuesday, the managing
editor, who Is In a small way con
nected with tho faculty, has been the
unwilling furnisher of tho editorial
University people need considerable
"drumming up" before thoy can be
made to enter Into any new enterprise
with spirit and enthusiasm. It took
years to get them sufficiently inter
ested in athletics to support a good
foot ball team. Features of the uni
versity are brought up one after the
other, each receiving support In its
turn, and until Its turn comes little
attention seems to bo given it. For
uie past two years an attempt has been
made to give debating as prominent a
place In tho institution as foot ball
holdB. Every effort has been put
forth to make Instruction along this
The Newest Ideas in Millinery
ARGE, flats, very light and dainty, of maline,
taffeta or chiffonf The new backs are shaped
to be very close to the head " The chiffon hats
are tucked all over the crown and on both sides
of the brim; the taffetas look as though they were
shirred and corded; the artistically shaped maline or
tulle hats are composed of hundreds and hundreds of
narrow tucks
Some large black chiffon hats are made of accord
eon pleating It's as good as a Chinese puzzle to fig
"ure out how it can be put on the hat so smoothly and
so well. The taffeta hats come only in black but the
chiffon and tulle are in black
There are large bunches of chrysanthemums for
trimming or wreaths of berries and leaves.
Miller Paine
Yesterday's Exercises:
Tho announcement that the Deaf
and Dumb Girls' sextette would sing
at convocation yesterday attracted one
of the largest crowds that has assem
bled in Memorial Hall this year. And
those who were fortunate enough to
attend enjoyed a rare and unique en
tertainment Of course the songs were sung in
sign language, and the grace with
which the yoiing ladies went through
tho various movements won great ap
plause from the appreciative audi
ence. The teacher, Mr. Pope, ex
plained that those who understood the
sign language learn to appreciate the
grace and rythm of the movement.
Tho girls keep tlmo by watching the
movement of the leader's lips.
The first number on the program
was "Nearer, My God. to Thee," and
in responso to emphatic encores
"Jesus, iover of My Soul," and "Just
Beyond tho River" were Bung. Be
fore the singing of the last number
Mr. Pope reminded the audience that
the deaf girls could not appreciate the
.hand clapping, and suggested that
waving of handkerchiefs be substi
tuted. As a result a hearty Chautau
qua saluto, which was evidently well
appreciated by the entertainers, was
given. Mr. Pope then asked one of
the young ladles to address the audi
ence in her sign language and she
kindly favored the crowd with a short
recitation which was greatly enjoyed
by all present. Tho entertainment was
indeed worthy of the largo attendance,
and teachers as well as tho pupils are
to be congratulated upon the splendid
manner In which the latter acquitted
The train on which the deaf girls
camo from Omaha was late, but the
convocation hour was extended and
the Intervening time was occupied by
speeches from prominent, men attend
ing the Charities and Correction Con-
i forenco.
Mr. E. A. Popo, of the Omaha Deaf
and Dumb Institute, spoke of the ex
hibits that such schools will make at
tho World's Fair. Every step is to
be shown. Tho little child when he
first enters school must be given
tongue gymnastics to strengthen the
tongue. He is then shown the -differ
ent vibrations In order to regulate tho
voice. By means of imitating tho
teach or the child finally learns tho
letters and words. When the deaf and
dumb child enters schools ho does not
know tho name of a single object, and
tho teacher must begin with tho sim
plest things, in order- to avoid con
fusion. Sign language, said Mr.
Pope, differs from all other languages,
The deaf and dumb can commence as
readily as we can. Tho Latin order
of words is followed rather than tho
English order. Mr. Popo gavo many
illustrations which wore both inter
esting and entertaining. Tho girls of
the Institute make their own dresses,
and the boys are taught different
In conclusion the speaker said the
management expect to have at tho
Fair classes from twenty-two states.
Each state will send a class for a cer
tain period. Tho .work that Is being
accomplished will bo shown and the
authorities will seek to Impress upon
the public tho Tact that the education
of the blind and deaf is not a char
itable work, but that thoy are Just as
much entitled to an education as their
more fortunate fellow beings.
Judge Lindsey, of the Denver Juven
ile Court, was then introduced and
spoke of the great work being accom
plished by that Court. He said the
Court was part of tho public school
system and was established by tho law
establishing compulsory education.
Under the Denver system the child is
treated as a child and not as a full
grown man. While in other states If
a child "swipes" a watermelon he 1b
considered a burglar and subjected to
the same hard rules that govern tho
trials of older persons, In Denver he
Is tried for "disorderly conduct" and
not treated as a professional criminal.
A small boy once asked Judgo Lind
sey If he had ever stolen a watermel
on. The Judgo replied that the court
was not subject to cross examination.
The Judge spoke very forcibly of tho
great need of the bettor training of
boys in the home. One out of every
five boys, said ho. goes behind prison
bars; and over half of those in jail are
under the age of 23.
The next speaker was Mr. E. A.
Fredenhager of the Kansas Society
for tho Friendless. He said the ma
jority of criminals were capable of
being reformed and it was a groat
mistake not to distinguish between the
ordinary law-breaker and tho profes
sional criminal. Tho question of pa
role or pardon should bo left with tho
prison authorities and thoBe who are
In a position vO know whether a man
can be reformed. Tho term of the pro
fessional thug should, be longer than
that of a man who can be reformed.
Mr. Fredenhager discontinued his re
marks on tho arrival of the sextette.
$3.00 commutation ticket for J2.70 at
the Merchants' Cafe, 117 No. 13th St
Students are cordially invited.
Pershing'Spell Down.
The Pershing Rifles had a business
meeting and spoil-down Thursday .
night in tho Armory. Ku8enHfir :f
ris won out in the spoil-down. In tho '
business meeting a report of the hop
committee was read and approved and
a committee appointed to secure- a
drilling match with either the Omaha
Guads or the Thurston Rifles. The
committee is composed of the com
missioned officers and Russell Harris.
The matter of buying medals for those
who win in the spell-downs was dis
cussed, nut nothing was done toward
carrying out such a plan.
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