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Vol. VI. No. 96.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY, MARCH J, 1907.
Price 5 Cents.
DEAN C. E. BESSEY
WILL BE HONORED BY DEDICA
TION OF THE CORNHU8KER.
Senior and Junior Classes Concur In
Choice of the Dean of the Indus
trial School A Popular Man.
At its meeting yesterday, the Junior
class approved the choice of the
Senior class for the dedication of the
1907 Cornhusker, and Charles B. Bes
sey, Dean of the Industrial School,
will receive the honor. A vote taken
by the third year students for the se
lection of a name resulted as follows:
Bes8ey, 3H; Ensign, 9; Caldwell, 4;
Worklzer, C. This vote, added to that
of the Senior class, gives Dean Bessey
a majority of the combined votes of
the upper classes.
Professor Charles Edwin Bessey,
Ph.D., LL.D., has had a long profes-
aional career. He graduated from the
University of Michigan In 1869, with
tho degree of Bachelor of Science, and
tho year following became professor
. of Botany at the University of Iowa,
Tvhero he remained for fourteen years.
In 1884 ho was called to Nebraska to
take the chair of Botany.
Dean Bessey took his Master's and
Doctor's degrees at Iowa. Ho is a
member of the Botanical Society of
America and other societies, and a
member of Phi Beta Kappa. He has
written numerous scientific treatises
and papers, is author of the Botany
text in cne ramous American science
Series, and botanical editor of the
American Scientist and Johnson's
Cyclopedia. He has twice been acting
Chancellor at Nebraska, in 1888-91 and
Professor Bessey has always .been
very popular with the students on ac
count of his uniform kindliness, and
good nature, and Is one well worthy
tho honor bestowed In the dedication
' to him of the flrst Cornhusker.
.At the same, meeting yesterday,
President Shaw announced the follow
ing committees and appointments:
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Rocky Mountain Champions Meet Ne-j
The University of Denver basket-i
ball team will meet the Nebraska five !
in the Gymnasium tonight at 8:15. Thei
Denver team has been coached by
"Deacon" Koohlcr and claims the
championship of the Rocky mountains.
The following letter gives their record-.
"We have not played all our games
yet but we claim the college champion
ship of the Rocky Mountains. We
beat the State School of Mines on
their own floor, which was their flrst
defeat for several years. We also
trimmed the 'Aggies.' Boulder boat
us early in the season, with out best
man out of it. but the Mines and 'Ag
gies' have both defeated Boulder. Our
regular team has not lost a gamo this
Although there are no means by
which the two teams may be com
pared, the gnme, undoubtedly, will be
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THE NEBRASKA CROS8 COUNTRY TEAM.
W. A. Davis, R. G. Clapp (Coach), C. L. Alden,
H. S. Smith, J. H. Havens,
H. A. Morgan (Captain).
The uornnusKer team won tne western
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very close. Paul Bell, the fast guard,
will not be in the game as he has not
yet recovered from a severe sprain re
ceived on the tiip. This necessitates
the shifting of Burruss to guard, his
place being filled by Krake. Following
is tho line-up:
Slddows f Walsh
Nell f Krake
Clarke .-...c Mosor
Hennlng g Bell (D)
Sechrlst g Burresa
B. A SKET - B A 1 L
DENVER vs. NEBRASKA
FRIDAY, MARCH QNE
8:J5 P. M.
INFORMAL DANCE WITH
MEETING OF TRACK CANDIDATES.
All the Available Material Is Greatly
Dr. Clapp has issued a general cull
for all track candidates to meet Sat
urday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock In tho
Gymnasium. Regular work will begin
at that time and continuo in tho Gym
nasium until the weather permits out
door practice. The class will meet at
1 o'clock on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday and at 2:30 on Saturday. Tho
distance men will moot every after
noon for regular practice. This class
includes tho quarter, half-mile and two
Every man with any ability what
ever is urged to get cut and join
these classes. Dr. Clapp is in hope of
raising a squad of 100 men at tho
least. Tho schedule this year will bo
the hardest and best that has ever
been carried out at Nebraska, so that
imer-conegiaie iross-iouniry nun ai vmcago,
all avallablo material is needed. Tho
schedule is not yet complete but at
present stands as follows:
Home meet, April 20thr
Ames, at Ames, May 4th.
Minnesota, at Minneapolis, May 11th.
Kansas, at Lawrence, May 25th.
There is every indication that a
dual meet will be held at Lincoln on
May 18th with p. neighboring school
and that Nebraska may enter a team
in the Conference Meet at Chicago
or Kansas City on tho 2nd of June.
PROGRAMS AFTER GAME
A NEW TELESCOPE
LARGE INSTRUMENT BEING BUILT
BY UNIVER8ITY AT IT8 8HOR8.
Work of Nebraska Men Lens Com-
pleted After Delicate Tests
Modern and Unique.
The University Is now construct
ing in its own siiops a new telescopo
of twelve inches aperture and olghteen
foot focal longth. This Is u big un
dertaking, for the mnchinory. while
massive, must be built with tho pre
cision used in putting together a
watch. Professor RichardB, however,
is confident such delicate work can bo
done In the University mechanical de
partments. The grinding and polishing of tho
object glass, twelve Inchos In di
ameter, whb completed some tlmo ago
by Dr. C. S. Minnick of Palmer, No-
braska. The two discs of optical
glass, one of crown and one of flint
glass, were Imported from the Jena
glass works In Germany, one of tho
two or three establishments in the
world able to make these blocks clear
enough for telescopes. Several months
of the most critical work wore re
quired for the 'grinding and polishing
so that all the rays of light passing
thru the lens be bent to meet In a
common point eighteen feet away.
Several optical tests were made by
Professor Swezey by setting up the
j lens In a dark tunnel under the Physics
jamming, examining xnru it a Tiny
point of light reflected from;a ther
mometer bulb, and determining h,bw
many rays of light 'were brought'JtOia
The earlier tests showed the cen
tral parts of the lens had slightly too
much curvature, tho the error was so
small that the rays of light came to
gether from all parts of tho lens in the
same point in the focal plane within
one one-hundredth jf an inch. ' 'Some
idea of the delicacy of construction
necessary can be obtained when It is
known that to correct this focal ab
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