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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (May 22, 1907)
Vol. VI. No. J40.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, J907.
Price 5 Cents.
A GOOD SHOWING
BATTALION MAKE8 8PLENDID AP
PEARANCE AT INSPECTION.
Captain McAlexander Is Pleased A
Very Creditable Drill Inspector
Is Veteran of Many Campaigns.
Captain U. Q. McAlexander, inspec
tor for the Wat Department, who re
viewed and inspected the battalion of
cadets yesterday afternoon, was ex
ceedingly well pleased with the ap
pearance and work of the University
battalion. Captain McAlexander is at
present on a tour of inspection of the
university battalions In all the north
central and northwest states, begin
ning with the University of Iowa and
ending with be Washington Univer
sity at Seattle, and he finds the Ne
braska battalion equal to the best he
The inspector was especially well
pleased with the promptness and pre
cision with which every detail of the
afternoon's work was handled. Not a
moment was lost In delay of any kind.
The battalion was on the field and
ready for inspection when Captain Mc
Alexander arrived from the train at
2; 50 p. m. Battalion review and in
spection took place at once, after
which the separate companies were
drilled In turn. As a whole, the after
noon's drill was very creditable to the
cadets, altho some of the officers made
a few minor mistakes in giving com
mands. The tidiness and polish of
equipment was a marked and com
mendable feature. The Inspector also
carefully examined all the books and
records in the Military department
and found them In perfect order.
Captain McAlexander Is a member
of the general staff of the United
Slates army, the membership of which
Is selected from the cream of army
officers. He is a veteran of the Spanish-American
war, and of countless In
dlari campaigns. He has served in
the Philippines, Cuba, Porto Rica, and
was for some years stationed at a
military post in Alaska.,
IVY DAY PROGRAM.
Interesting Exercises Hve Been Ar
ranged for Today.
The Senior class will celebrate Ivy
Day this afternoon at 3 o'clook with
Interesting and appropriate exercises.
The class poem will be read by Miss
Dorothy Green, who is chairman of
the Senior class-day poem committee,
and the Ivy Day oration will be deliv
ered by Mr. C.'A. Sunderlln. At the
conclusion of the exercises the Seniors
will hold a'dancevln Memorial Hall.
The program for this afternoon fol
2. Class poem,
3. Ivy Day oration.
; 5. Presentation of class memorial.
, 6. Response.
( 7. Class song.
f, 8;Plantlng the ivy i t y .N
-9. Presentation 'of8 trowel to the
Junior classby president Brown.
I 10." Response by President Shaw of
the Junior class. ( ' " "
' 11. May polo dance.
Get Tickets Before Friday
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Commencement Exercises of College of
This year's Medic class at Omaha
numbers eighteen. Of these only six
will begin practising as soon as gradu
E. W. Arnold, E. D. Banghart, Rob
ert A. Hamill, '03, Guy P. Stokes and
E. M. Ware will begin practise at
once some place in this state, Wyom
ing, or the Dakotas. Jno. F. Hyde,
'05, will practise In Omaha, Jas. M.
Woodard will practise with his father
In Aurora, Nobr., and John Buis, '05,
will acp as interne at the Immanuel
Hospital until about September, and
will then probably go Into active prac
tise. Jno. B. Potts will take up eyo
and ear work In Dr. Glfford's office.
The following men and one woman
will serve regular lntorneshlps of one
year each at the following hospitals:
John F. Allen, '05, Methodist Hospi
Matilda Berg, Clarkson Memorial
Edgar Christy, '04-'05, Institution for
Feeble Minded Children, Glenwood,
John J. Fossler,. 02, Immanuel Hos
Charles Stein, Immanuel Hospital,
Charles S. Stoakes, '05, Douglas
County Hospital, Omaha.
Merle F. Warner, Wyoming General
Hospital, Rock Springs, Wyo.
' Charles H. Willis, Methodist Hos
Merlin B. Wyatt, Douglas County
The class was the guests of the
Porter-ftyerson-Hoobler Company on
Monday afternoon. Thursday they will
be give na luncheon at 1:30 p. m. by
the Alumni Association, and Thursday
evening, May 23, the graduating ex
ercises will be held in the First Con
gregational church, at which time the
degree of Doctor of Laws will be con
ferred by the University upon Dr.
James Carroll, who is the only sur
viving member'of the' Cuban Yellow
Fever Commission. Dr. Nicholas Senn
of Chicago will deliver the commence
The entire graduating class will be
in Lincoln for the purpose of taking
the state board examinations on May
28 and May 29.
The Engineering Society holds its
luBt meeting in M. 211 at'7:3Q this
evening. Tho important business, to
be. transacted this evening is the elect
tlon of the members of'tho Blue Print
bpavd for tho coming year. ?
Senior Play Tickets Will Be Given
Tickets for the Senior class play
will bo distributed Saturday, May 25
at 1 o'clock In Memorial Hall. The
tickets will bo given out in the order
in which they were paid for by the
Seniors. Those who desire tickets
tor the evening performance will be
allowed to Belect two and draw for
two, while those' who wish 'tickets for
the afternoon performance will be por
mited to select all four of them.
A list containing the order of dis
tribution will bo posted In University
Hall some day before Saturday. At
3 o'clock Saturday, after the tickets
have been given out to the Seniors the
sale will bo thrown open to other uni
versity students and any. who wish
tickets may secure them 'then.
The Senior play, "The Taming of
the Shrew," will tako place June-11 at
the Oliver Theatre, two performances
being given. Prices for the matinee
are 50 and 25 cents; for the evening
performance 75, 50 and 25 cents.
HOW THEY 8TAND.
The Present Situation In Frat Baseball
There are seven games to be played
In the lnterfraternity baseball league
before tho final contest for tho cham
pionship of the school can be pulled
off. Six of the games are scheduled
for the west side teams and one for
the Alpha Theta Chi and Sigma Chi
nines on the east side. These two
oast side teams are tied for first place,
each having a percentage of seven
hundred fifty, and will settle the cham
pionship of their division Thursday
The scheduled games on the west
side that have not been played are:
Pi Kappa Psl vs. Kappa Sigma, Phi
Gamma Delta vs. Kappa Sigma, Phi
Delta Theta vs. Phi Gamma Delta,
Beta Theta PI vs. Phi Delta Theta,
Delta Upsilon vs. Phi Gamma Delta,
Delta Upsilon vs. Beta Theta PI.
Cornhusker Will be Distributed To
morrow. The distribution of the 1907 Corn
husker will begin tomorrow morning
and continue until the supply is ex
hausted. Enough copies of the book
will be ready by tonight to fill all tho
advance orders and no one who has
placed his order will be kept waiting
for a copy.' There will bo several
places on thecampus'toni6frowrwhero
the book, may bo secured.,, , ,
The Iowa Agricultural' College will
graduate bno hundred and thirty-five
students this year.
NOT A MISTAKE
PANAMA CANAL A GREAT FEAT
ACCORDING TO POLLARD.
An Account of the Work by One Re-
cently Investigating It Problems
8olved by the Government.
Congressman E. M. Pollard spoke at
Convocation yesterday morning on
"Panama" and tho construction of tho
canal. Congressman Pollard was
among those who inspected tho work
n short time ago and ho reports it to
be tho greatest piece of engineering
undertaken in tho whole world.
The Panama Canal proper Is only
nine and one-fourth miles in length
and the distance from tho Atlantic to
tho Pacific is forty-nine and one-fourth
miles. The canal runs north and
south, and because of tho curve at tho
Isthmus, the Pacific entranco is east
of the Atlantic entrance. There are
two inland lakes across tho Isthmus,
the larger one about, thirty miles long,
ranging from two hundred feet to ono
half mile in width. Much earth wan
excavated by tho French when tho
land was in their possession and tho
Americans have already excavated
three and a fourth million cubic yards
A dam 7,700 feet long haB boon
made of earth and three locks 1,000
feet long, 100 feet wide, 45 to 75 feet
deep have been constructed of con
crete 85 feet above sea levol. It has
been estimated that In flvo years tho
cut will bo completed. All of tho
scientific problems have been solved,
but tho construction of dams and
locks and the excavation are yet to bo
One of the greatest problems was
that of sanitation and tho prevention
of outbreaks of yellow fever. The
Americans cleared out tho Junglos and
underbrush, drained tho swamps and
flooded them with crude petroleum.
The government cleaned tho cities, put
a system of waterworks In the city of
Panama, paved tho streets and fur
nished the native houses with running
Another difficult question was that
of labor. Many Jamaicans Wore em
ployed, but they wore not dependable.
Since they Insisted on a dipt of fruit
and would eat no solid food, only 60
per cent of the force could work. But
the laborers now giving the most sat
isfaction are Europeans from Spain,
Italy and southern France.
Class of 1910 Will Have a Picnic Next
The class of 1910 will hold a picnic
at Epworth Park Saturday, when they
expect to have the boBt time of the
year, The committee, has planned all
kind of "stunts" and is going to
glvo everyone the worth of their
Tickets are selling at thirty cents
each and must be secured' befojre Fri
day, Tho 'committee, that has. charge
of tho picnic and the. sale "oftjekets
Is composed tpf,thevfpll6wIng',.Sy A,
Mahood, Alice Curry i Hedwlg Jaeggi;
Mamie Shrum, R. K. Taylor, P. H.
Comstock, H. S. Gawand-r,A Ayros.v
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