The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 08, 1905, Image 1
W ivjywp ' " f ' i r Uhc milv flebraeftan w .-I Vol. IV, No. J 20 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, SATURDAY, APRIL 8, J905. Price 5 Cents t,g4ew$& U. "i flRST A SUCCESS Gymnastic Exhibition Given to a Good Sized Audience. Mm Who Took Tart Showed Kxcellent Trnlulng. A good-sized crowd, but one which In view of the extensive advertising which had been done and of the character of the program was somewhat disappoint ing, witnessed the Big Gym Exhibition hrt night in the Armory. This was the first exhibition to be given by the classes in physical training since Dr. Clapp became head of the department three years ago, and the showing made last night constitutes a glowing tribute to the efficiency and energy with which he has directed the work, in physical tiaining. The men in each event were all In the same kind of a suit, a marked and most favorable contrast with the non descript costumes worn by the men in gymnastic exhibitions of earlier days. The program consisted of ten exhibi tions and races. In accordance with the customary promptness with which frnrtions at the University with the sole exception of basketball games are begun, the first drill began sharp ly "at eight o'clock, and all tiresome delays between subsequent events were almost entirely eliminated. The fii-3t exhibition was a drill In light gymnastics by over fifty members or" the first year class under the lead ership of Mr. Lane, the efficient in structor in the department. Miss Jan su accompanied the movements on th? piano. Tho exercises weie simple, but well adapted to building up work and were gone through without a hitch. Next was an exhibition of class ap paratus work by forty of the first year men. Different squads worked upon the horizontal bar, parallel bars, lung horse, and side horse. The ex orcises were of a much more difficult sort tlian those given to first year men last year, showing tho advanced stand ard of work now prevalent in the de partment.. Some fancy tumbling was then done by Lane, Johnson and McDonald. Their work. was very fine and brought forth round after round of applause. A Hamburg Drill by twelve members of the second year class, attired in white ducks, then followed. The men went through a ten minute drill with out an order, simply following the piano. This was one of the finest events of the evening, and evidenced the expenditure of much time and pa tience in drilling the men. Then men of the second year class under Mr. Graves afforded some little amusement by work upon the "ele phant," which consists of parallel bars covered .with mats. The only thing lacking to make7 this work exactly like a circus was the fact that by some slip or other the clown had been left out. The Blxth event was a double header. The first part was rf-human wheelbar row race between- 'representatives of the three sections of the first year class. By means of clever sliding for home plate, Carr and Miller walked off with first prize. The othor part was an obstacle race, and this fur nished more amusement for the au dience than any event of the evening. Each runner had to go twice around the hall, making a long dive, then climbing through a barrel, making a high dive over a hurdle, climbing over the "elephant" or circling through It, another high dive and barrel, and then to the starting point. The first year elass wns represented by Harvey Mc Donald, Marsh and Haggard, and were defeated by the second year class team, composed of Wilson, Heath, Nelder and Campbell. Johnson, Copeland, Pipal and Pos plsal. the contestants in the recent gymnastic contests for University Gymnast, then gave an exhibition of advanced work on parallel bars, the long horse, and the flying rings. The parallel bars and flying rings work especially pleased the spectators, who applauded each man generously as he finished each stunt. These men will probably represent the University at the contest this spring in Chicago, and from their work last night they will doubtless land among the blue ribbon winners. Dr. Clapp and Mr. lane then did some fancy and dangerous work on the horizontal mars, and it was easy to see where the skill shown by their pupils enme from. For firteen minutes they kept the audience Intensely Interested, and were heartily cheered after each ptrtormance. A picked squad of about fifteen men then formed a series of pyramids around the parallel bars. Despite the fact that any one man could have spoiled the whole formation by a false movement, every figure was perfectly formed. The final event was a relay race be tween the different sections of the first year class, and proved to be extreme ly exciting. This exhibition was given for the purpose of raising money for the ex penses of the gymnastic team to be sent to Chicago, and its success is due to the combined efforts of Di Clapp and the members of all the classes, who joined in the work with great enthusiasm. The strike of the local painters, which has been on since the first of the month, has been called off and the painters began -work again yes terday on the new Farm building. The strike, resulted In a loss for the men. They struck for 40 cents an hour, and got 31 cents, an increase of three quar ters of n cent'over the former sale. The breaking of ground on the Ad ministration Building' site has neces sitated the replanting of some of the trees on this plot. One twenty yearb old was replanted yesterday. The treo Is a scrub pine and Its size gives no hint of its age. It was placed near the Library. Another tiee, the cotton wood which stands just to tho Inside ,011 ttyo left of tho east 11th street' cam pus gate,' Is, of considerable age. This tiee was planted by Professor Cald well In 1870. It is one of a number planted by him at that time, but is the only survivor. Chris' Bath House, cprner 11th and P streotB. Ls W. Pomerene, Plumber, 238 S. 11th etreet. SENIOR BOOK OUT Senior Class Publication is in the Hands of tho Binder. Will lie Put on Hnle Tnemlny Uo'nUlim Mnnr Kxcellent Fnture. The Senior Book ls out! It will not go on sale until next Tuesday, but the entire edition Is off the press and In the hands of the binder. The first copy has been looked over by a number of people who have been acquainted with n number of previous publications, Junior, Senior and Law, and they pro nounce It undeniably the best annual eer produced at Nebraska. Instead of a hundred and fifty pages as the previous Senior Annuals have con tained, there are In the present book 212 pages of which 183 are reading matter not reading matter either, for there are twice as many cartoons nnd more Illustrations than any book has ever held. The photographs of tho class are Alber types, of a brown tint instead of the green aB was used In the Law Book last year. The Josh Department Is larger and better than has before been the case. The faculty especially come In for their share, and the editors appear to have been free from the usual fear which has hitherto entered Into faculty roasts, for as one of those who have seen the book expressed it: "Those faculty joshes are vicious." Recaption To-night. The annunl reception to the Sen iors given by the Juniors occurs to night In the Art Hall. When this re ception was first given It wtis given by the Junior Class to tho Senior Class and only members of those classes were allowed to attend. Of late years, however, the affair, while given under the auspices of the Juniors to the Sen iors, Is made a University affair, and attendance is not limited to the two upper classes but all classes are In vited to make the reception a more itpresentatlve University lunctlon. a piogiam of fourteen numbors has been arranged and Eddie Walt's orchestra has been engaged to furnish the music. Dancing will begin at 9 o'clock. The- Student Volunteer Movement has again favored our university by sending us one of Its strongest repre sentatives In the person of Miss Estel la Paddock. The only meeting open to the general public will be on Simday morning at 9 o'clock. We owe It both to ourselves and to others to take ad antage of this last opportunity of the year to hear a Student Volunteer Sec retary. Attention is called' to the announce ment that the Pershing Rifles will meet on Tuesday evening of next week Instead of Thursday evening. For Fun, see Steele. 143 S. 12th St g' Palace, 109 N. 11th Street. Shops Mogul. 1144 0 Street. F-orbcV Stables, livery, cab and bag gage service. 1125-31 P strAnt nn iJhono, 550. Auto 'phone 1550. Chicago Meeting. The meeting of the North Central Association of Colleges nnd Secondary. 8(hools, Just held In Chicago, mnrks the completion of the first decade of history of this educational body. The Association seems to me to suggest tho spirit of co-operation rather than dom ination which has been too prominent in the past relations of tho two edu cational Institutions represented. A question which ought to bo before It constantly ls: How can wo popularize higher education and give It vital con tact with life? On account of a late train I missed the leport on college entrance require ments In English, by Professor Scott, of the University of Michigan. Of tho remainder of the program the two most vigorously discussed topics were, athletics in the high school, and grad uate study In the university. As to the first there was a new attempt made to define legitimate athletics to set a new standard, encouraging games as sports and trying to limit opportuni ties for professionalism and for mak ing athletics the main object rathor than an incident of a course of study as may be done according to present printed regulations. The ago limit for secondary school contests is to be fixed at 20, and the amount of work to be carried with credit, as a condition for participation, represents serious study, while a sentiment was expressed in a resolution, though not In the body of the now students, that In the body of the new statutes, that professional coaching should be abol ished. In the course of tho discussion the thought was suggested that It might bo well for colleges to admit to athletic contests only those who uro undor 52. Probably the matter of graduate study has never been so carefully dis cussed at any convention. Views rang ed from the restricted idea of picked graduate students working out sub stantial problems for their own sake to tho Idea of a democracy of graduate work, sifting Itself by a process of natural selection and applying itself Intimately to the social and industrial needs of the people. But all the dis cussions represented a high ideal of genuine graduate work. It seems to me that Dean Birge, of tho University of Wisconsin, came the nearest to a scientific expression of a true American Ideal. 1 A phase of the professional train ing of secondary school teachers was discussed by Professor Hill, of tho University of Missouri, recently witlP us In Nebraska, and President Jones of the Ypsllante Normal School. The gen eral conclusion-was that under prosent conditions the better normal schools have a part to perform In tho matter. But it is interesting to note that Pres ident Jones, a normal school man, readily concedes that the final solution of the question rests with the college. It is a question of ability v to supply all the teachers needed. Dean Hill emphasized tho. need of Schools of Ed ucation to meet tho just requirements for such training in colleges.' The meeting as a wholo was very in teresting and profitable. FRANK W. SMITH. Piofessor Smith was one of tub del egates to this association. . i i A ' - t . Hi l fit,, " Pt ,. ) . 'Ui i :jts0MJfMi rv .u- .& i -' it ail - ! . I W tjr.