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Vol. V. No, 93.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, THURSDAY, MARCH 29, J906.
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Y. M. C. A ELECTS
MANY NEW FEATURE8 ON. PRO
GRAM FOR SATURDAY. ..
This Is to Be the Greatest Gymnasium
Entertainment of the
Everybody 1b talking about the com
ing gymnastic exhibition, to be given
next Saturday1 evening. Why shouldn't
the "Rag" do likewise, especially, when
It Is to be so representative of the In
stitution and bo filled with so many
Interesting stunts. .
The lntorclass relay toams are work
ing hard and the Sophomore-Freshman
teams will virtually be the sam.j
as those which competed ln their ln
terclass athletic meet on February 2.
The Freshmen havo called another
meeting of the squad for four o'clock
today, March 29, and anticipate a vic
tory next Saturday night. They claim
that If one of their team hadn't mado
a slip that tho Sophs would never have
won out and neither seems to consider
the upperclassmen In tho least. It's up
to them to get busy If such enthusiasm
prevails among the underclassmen.
Tho semi-finals will bo run off In the
middle of tho program and tho finals
of this lnterclass relay race will wind
up the evening's ontertalnmont.-
"Followlng Ute first heat- will come
the long horse work, which will be
carried on by eight men of tho second
year class. There will be long vaults
and long dives of a very spectacular
nature and now being arranged (or the
And again tho .mnnagemont wlsnes
tor .call attention to tho fancy" torch -
swinging wnicn ayui oe tne spectacular
feature of tho evening. During this
i'turn" .the Rights will .be extinguished
and Dr. Clapy will give a fancy club
swinging exhibition with lighted
Will Serve Dinners.
Thfcsecond year girls In the Domes
tic Selene Department are getting
ready to servo their regular .course
dinners. Each young lady Is required
during tho year to serve breakfast, din
ner and supper. She must, first cal
culate tho entire cost of the meal, and
the food value of tho different articles
served, and must also work out a time
Schedule for each article. She must
do her own" shopping, cook tho meal
and servo It a la carte to her guests.
Cognizance Is" also taken of the table
decorations and arangomont of, the
meal; so' that ea6h studont receives d
practical idea of tho real 'household
ecqnomlc problems. At the dinners
which tho young ladles will serve they
'are entitled to have five guests, and
this year thoy havo decided to serve
"exclusively to tho members of the fac
ulty, the University. This decision
will perhaps bring 'disappointment to
Walt's full orchestra.
some of the young men of tho Univer
sity who have been looking" "toward
the Domestic Science Department with
hungorlng looks.. -
The International Language and Its
Dr. Zamenhof, a Gorman-Russian,
has, like many others, attempted tho
making of an international language
a language through the medium of
which every educated Inhabitant of
the earth shall, without great trouble,
bo able to make himself understood
by every other person possessing" even
a limited education. His system
called Esperanto seems to tho writer
to be far less complicated than any
other scheme of the kind, ho has ox
amlnod. It Is so easy to obtain a work
Ing knowledge of tho grammar that
I most persons will find one hour's study
sufficient for this purpose. Tho char
acter of tho vocabulary Is such thai
another hour suffices for many to mako
a- fair start at reading. Of courso; n
few grammatical difficulties will pre
sent themselves In the progress of
farther study, but these are Insignifi
Tolstoy says: "Tho sacrifices any
speaker of a European tongue would
make, In 'devoting some time to the
study of Esperanto, are so small and
tho results which would thereby be
achieved so enormous, If all, at least
Europeans and Americans all Chris
tendom should comprehend this
tongue, that the attempt, at least,
shQtild bo made."
It Is. said that the study of this sys
tem has now spread to India. China,
'and "Japan." Mr.""EdwaW Gauntlett, a
member In Japan of tho Central Lan
guage Committee, stated, some time
ago', that d grammar In Japanese was
then ready forjtno press. An'Engll'sh
man has recently received an Esper
anto letter "written by a Chinese, an
official of the Qhlnoso Imperial Post
Office In Lungehow.
Bsperanllst's 'claim that their "lan
guage, is useful, for various, purposes:
(Continued on page 4.)
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DR. M'DOUGAL AT CONVOCATION.
Interesting Address on Vegetative Life
in American Deserts.
. Convocation goers wero agreeably
surprised yesterday with an lllustratod
lecture on tho vegetation of American
deserts by Dr. McDougal. Tho ad
dress which was to have been given
by Dr. Luckey on "The Making of it
Teacher." was postponed until a later
In Introducing his subject, Dr. Mc
Dougal gave a brief survey of tho aim
of the research Work now being con
ducted by the Carnoglo Institute In
the desorts of North America. Here
tofore, said he, botany has been studied
almost ontiroly In tho laboratory.
Specimens of vegetation have been
brought from dloront parts of tho con
tlnont to our botanical laboratories
and there studied and classified, but
not until within tho past few years
has u systematic attempt been mado
to get a scientific knowledge of tho
general' vegetative llfo pf America.
It was with this aim in view, to
study plant life at first hand, that thobut UlG,r commtiteomon have ondoav
Carnegle Institute established oxpon- ored to mako tho VQBont yoar tho.bost
ment stations In various parts of
America ndeserts, In charge of which
It appointed Dr. McDougal. During
his years of study and research at
theso dosert laboratories Dr. McDou
gal has gained a wonderful knowl
edge of the life and habits of desert
plants, somo of which he Illustrated
with lantern slides and amusing anec
dotes. Dr. McDougal delivered an address
on "Desert Vegetation" before tho
Botanical Society Tuesday ovonlng.
The Department of Applied Mechan
ics has just recolvoct a now Hennlng
'Test Recorder; whldh makes an auto
graphic record of tests made In the
laboratory. A' now Richie Cement
Testing maqhlno has been added to
the equipment In the cement testing
department. It is of tho latest model
and will be a helpful addition to the
apparatus In the laboratory.
Have you seen that set of 24 pen?
mints at tho University Bpolc Store?
"' V-""L V'l'lLi tai.--1-!'-.! ' W'i
JORGEN8EN ELECTED PRESIDENT
FOR THE COmYmO-VEAR.
R. R. Hill to Fill the Unexpired Term
of President Borg Yoder Is
At a business meeting of tho mom.
bors of tho University Y. M. C. A., hold
last night In Union Hall, tho follow-'
lug ofilcors wore eloctod for tho en
President, Arthur Jorgorison.
Vlco-prcsldont, Frod Wolf.
Recording secretary, D. E. Yodor.
Treasurer, H. W. Craig.
To fill tho unexpired term of Mr.
Borg for tho prcsldtincy for the re
mainder of tho present year, Mr. R.
R. Hill was olocted.
Mr. Jorgon8en hit's notified tho ad
visory board that ho could not accept
tho position of studont secrotary for
another your, and as he' has signified
his intention of remaining In the Uni
versity as a 3tuden, tho coming year,
tho association lost no .time In putting
him Into tho harness as president of
the association. Tho association ha&
prospered and grown In it romarkable
degree under the secretaryship of Mr
.Torgensen and counts itself fortunate
in having him for president tho com
At the meeting It was announced
that an ondoavor will bo made to ob
tain a full tlmo secretnry for the com
ing year. Heretofore tho secretary
has boon hired for half-timo. only.
Tho men who rotlre from office havo
filled their places well and in leaving
. tnov lmvo rccortl thut win ako
tnoso who follow work lmr(1 to dfuttlv
. Nt only havo tho ofilcors worked hard
in Y. M. C. Ai history. Tho men havo
all worked together for tho advance
ment of tho cause, and never has
thero been the slightest word of con
tention among them. President Borg,
who left school, and whoso term was
Incomplete, had done much to .bring
the association to n higher standing,
and 'to what extent he succeeded wo
will never know only as we see tile
good results of his work.
Joe Sargent, another graduate In this
department, who has, boon holding n
position in the government reclama
tion service, lias resigned his position,
with the government to take a posi
tion with the Sub-way company of Nfew
York City, It is his first experience
in working under compressed-air pres
sure, ajid Mr. Sargent states that he is
getting, accustomed to it, although it
was very uncomfortable' a't first. He
obtained his position' through Mr. Car
tor, who is also a graduate of -the Uni
versity,. and is also, hpjdiofi.a .responsi
ble position itjt the, samcompun.y,
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