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THP DAILY NEBRASKAN.
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tc Da p Ihbraskan
A consolidation of
The lIcBperlan, Vol. ."!, Tlio Nobrunkan,
Vol. 10, Scarlet and Cream, Vol. i.
Published dally, except Sunday and
Monday, at the UnlvorBlty of Nebraska,
Lincoln, Web., by tho HcSporlan Publish
Application made for entry at the
pOBtofllco nt Lincoln, Nobrnska, as
second-dnss matter under act of Con
gress of March 3, 1879.
Board of Directors.
O. V. P. Stout. Lauronce Fosslor.
II. P. I,cavltt.
DwlKht Cramer. A. 0. Schrolber.
Manager ". . .Fred Naughton
Circulation y.W. B. Standovon
Telephone Automatic 1528
Night Telephone Automatic 2365
Subscription Price, 2 por year In ndvanco
Once more tho unpleasant echoes of
Kraft nro vibrating In our dignified
walls. Just now It seems to bo nbou'.
tho exorbitant prices charged for Unl-
verHlty dances. Tho expenses of an
ordinary University hop can, as shown
by past experience, bo kept well un
der the $100 mark, and at none of tho
.regular dances this year has there?
been less than a hundred couples on
the floor. Why Is It then necessary
to charge $1.50 per couple for audi
ufnirR? And vhy should $2.50 bo
charged for a Junior prom when the
oxponuo accounts Hhow that tho danco
could have been conducted for $1.50
per couple? Perhaps $2.50 Is not too
much for. a Junior Prom, but If that
' price is paid tho patrons aro justified
In asking for their money's worth. Th.
wholo evil seems to Ho In tho fact that
one-third of tho people who attend
these affairs nover pay for their share
of tho enjoyment. At tho last Junior
Prom thoro were, twenty-seven mem
bers ol! the dance committee. Each of
thoso members were entitled to comps.
That such a ,large committee Bhould
be appointed Is an absurdity In Itself.
At tho same danco over a hundred
couplo attended and only sixty-ouo
tickets were paid "for. A danco com
mittee need not of necessity consist
Arc Americans Intelligent?
As an echo of tho visit paid ub by
tho Imperial Chinese commission last
January, ve find tho following In the
April number of tho Metropolitan,
written by n member of tho commis
sion: To be a good story tollor has an Im
portant bearing .upon a man's career.
Ho becomes famous as such and it Is
not too much to any that you read
ttnorc about tho stories told by dis
tinguished Americans than any of
Tho stories of Daniel Webster and
Abraham Lincoln aro told today with
Infinite gusto, whilo the story of
George Washington and his hatchet is
taught in tho schools.
"You have In America a population
f ninety millions, more or less; ac
cording to your claims, nine-tenth of
these-, would ho above the average.
What are tho facts? Out of this enor
mous body, you have but' 12,000 or
11,000 men nnd women who have
achieved enough Intellectual promi
nence to lift them above the average;
of all these, but a twelfth or fourteenth
are women, so out of 90,000,000 of
souls, you have but 1,100 women who
have shown brains sufficient to placo
them on u piano above tho comnfon
herd, who llvo und die without being
hoard of. Of this small group of
pseudo intelligent people, about a
fourth live In New York, and Now Eng
land produces the most.
"In China ve have 000,000,000 souls
according to some estimates, and 400;
000,000, according to others, and the
percentage of ultra-Intelligent men is
fifty times as large as In America. Our
principal Is education; true, it is not
like your own, and some of your Illit
erate politicians appear very strangely
educated to. me, as In our country we
have had what 1h virtually civil ser
vice for ages, and overy office holder
keeps his position by virtue of his hav
ing passed a very severe classical ex
amination. My ancestor of particular
nolo In what would bo fifteen hundred
years ago, was an astronomer of dis
tinguished parts, and we have had
many of your arts and scencos for
"Chinamen visited Amorlca a thous
and years bofore Columbus was hoard
$2.50 HATS - $10 CRAVENETIES
A. couple of'winnors oasy on your allowance-not too largo for any
body nnd good .enough for tho best
WHY PAY MORE?
O am yyes ter field' s
bniversilp Students will find tticm.
7 f 7-2 North Thirteenth-
markablo originators, you aro adapt
ors. You devour tho Idea of somo ono
else and present It In a new and
The hats and dresses of tho aris
tocracy come from Franco. Franco
establishes the fashion for America.
Even .their olive oil which they Import
is made of cotton seeds raised in
(jeorgia and sold to tho Europoan olive
oil men, who send it back.
Did you ever hear of so strange a
people? Are Americans really Intelli
gent? Metropolitan Magazine.
"Spring is came" as anyono can toll
by noting tho numerous patches of
verdant green which protrudo on sun
dry places on -tho campus. Already
5 he long-sighted sluffer is staking out
his claim, and a fow moro days liko
this ono will sec all tho desirable
bpots taken. It seems inevitable that
as surely as spring "Bpringoth" that
tho usual number of .erstwhile willing
workers suddenly find themselves In
need of. a vast amount of freBh air,
and seem unwilling to sacrifice their
studies for tho benefit of their health,
alone, but must needs tako some fair
one out to enjoy tho balmy air with
them. Plenty of such treatment Is a
tufncloncy, but enough Is too much.
of moro than three' persons. A larger
committee exists simply as a means
"whereby tho appointLvo officer may re-
ward his constituents.
That each fraternity and socloty
must havo a representative on 'every
danco commltteo is another absurdity,
and a person that advocates such a
ayetom only widens the breach that
now exists between tho members of
our various organizations. These
dances aro given under the auspices of
somo school organization, and yet
these organizations ropudlato all finan
cial responsibility, a fact which In
Itself leads tho chairman to a con
servative policy In expenditures and an
exhorbltant policy In charging. We
want our University functions to bo
good. Wo want them to cqjual similar
functions at other colleges, but wken
wo pay for tho real article wo don't
want any Imitations.
. , Junior.
of. Your nntivo Amorlcan Indians
could trace their ancestry back to far
Cathay thousands of yoars ago had
they preserved tholr annals, and so I
might go on and Bpoak all night, toll
ing you of the Inventions which fill
your patent offlco which wero stolon
from China. Tho Yankeo Is famous
for his 'cuteness,' but it does not stand
Investigation. When tho first Yankee
sea captain entered China, he made a
list of all our inventions and appli
ances, and, when ho returned to Amer
ica, ho began to Invent things arid got
them patontcd. I have seen scores ol
patented articles that havo been
known In China for two thousand
yoars. Tho .patents your Inventors did
not discover in China, they found in
the Porapellan Museum In Rome, As
suredly, you Americans arc t not re-
Edith Abbott of tho class of 1901
University of Nebraska, and who re
ceived tho Ph. D. degree from tho Uni
versity of Chicago last year, has just
been appointed to the European fel
lowship of American Collegiato Alum
nae. Sho will attend tho London
School of Economics and also attend
the lectures under Alfred Marshall at
Cambridge, As there Is only ono of
theso appointments oach year, It la
conaldored a high honor.
f Dr. Sam'l. S. Shean
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