The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 06, 1908, Image 1

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Oratorical Contest Attended and Great
Enthusiasm' 'shown Among
Agricultural 8tudents.
Dr. P. C. French rocelvod a call to
serve last Saturday, evening as judge
q( an oratorical contest of the Kansas
agricultural college at Manhattan. In
commenting totf. tin annual 'cuBtonx. In
. thatVf nstttuMph :ho writes as follows:
Among the nineteen hundred stu
dents in. the college there aro six or
- seven literary spploties. Each has a
qjefaibershlp of from seventy-five to
oe- iundredr One representative is
chosen from each society, to particl-
Sate in an annual oratorical contest.
Thd!lh8;Ut$Uon.'laifortuBato in possess
log an excellent auditorium with a
seating capacity of twenty-two or three
1 hundred. As the audience was as
sembling each society in turn marched
. in and took seats in a body. Each
was marUfed' by somo distinctive dress,
, Banners or other devices. The Weos-
ter Society, (young toon) wore green
caps with a large white W embrold&r
ed in front The- Hamilton society
wore brood read scarfs over their
coats and ' carried red and whlto
shields As tkey took their seats a
' largo electric sign with letters H. A.
i M. P. S. was sot up, and. each letter
' in turn vjas, illuminate! as they gavo
their ljterir yell.
x One of the socloties of young women
wore -olyfhito . gowns 'decorated with
N bands of sunflowers. TKe bright col
ors and continued songs and cheer
made a brilliant and enthusiastic
fcoene. The appearance upon the stago
Mtlie presiding officer was the signnl
for a final round of cheers and thou
' the Tiousc crowded to the doors with
students and tholr friends settled In
to quiet to listen to the speaking
The contestants were threo young
men and three young women. The or
ations had previously been submitted
to an impartial judge and graded with
respect to thought and literary merit.
The judges of the evening wore asked
to consider only delivery. The speak
ing Was excellent and did credit both
to the young people and tholr instruc
tors, Whllo the figures of the Judges
of the evening wore being averaged
with tho marks previously awarded on
the literary merits of the orations, a
fbw minutes wore assigned each soci
ety for some characteristic stunt. One
gavo a succession of varied chowsun
other a song filled with allusions to
their dearest foes in tho other soci
ties. Some suddenly flashed groat ban
ners before tho audRfnco.
At length the results of tho contest
wqro announced. A twenty dollar gold
piece was presented to tho receiver of
first honor and a ton dollar gold tncco
to tho ono who ranked second. At once
the great stage was filled with mem
bers of tho two winning societies who
bore off on their shoulders in triumph
their victorious champions.
As wo left tho hill tho handsome
stone buildings on tho campus were
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Y- W. C. A. !8T0DIES.
Y. W.
A Number of Courses InKMission and
Y. W. C .A. Studies!
Already tho Y. W. C. A. Mission and
Biblo Study classes aro being organ
ized for tho second semoster and work
will begin next wook. A number of
very good courses are offered which
are essentially educational in nature,
and any student who is anxious to havo
a knowledge of tho great civilizing
movement Which 1b taking place in for
eign countries would 'do well to regis
ter for one of these classes in mlssidn
study. The different courses offered
Homo Missions Thursday 1:00, U
109. Leader, Miss Rlnker.
Japan Wednesday, 5:00,
Leader, Miss VlUbard.
China, Wednesday, noon.
Leader, Miss Walker.
Comparative Religions, Wednesday,
4:00, U 110. Leador, Rov. Houseman.
China, Tuesday, 4:00, U-109. Leader,
Eva Arnold.
India, Tuesday, 5; 00, U 109. Leader,
Bertha Akin.
Women's Building, Mission and Bi
ble Class, Monday: 00. Leader, Ida
B. Vlbbard.
Miss Walker, who Is a returned mis
sionary from China, will give short
mission talks ovory Wednesday noon
In tho Y W. C. A. rooms which will bo
vory interesting as "well as instructive,
drawn, as they are, from actual ex
perience upon tho foreign field. The
course, under Dr. Houseman, entitled.
"Comparative Religions" will embraco
tho following topics:
I. Tho- World's Religion
1. Nature of Religion.
2. A Survey of Non-Christian Faiths.
:i. The idoa of Cod obtaining In the
great religions.
4. Tho placo of sin and its opponent
in noathen lands.
5. Tho belief of tho non-Christian
world as affecting practical mor-
- als and tho future life.
G. What religious system will dom
inate as tho absolute and pro
ficient ono.
8econd Team of University Will Meet
Peru Normal Tonight
Managor Eager hns arranged a
game of basket ball between the team
of the Peru Normal school and the
socond squad of the Cornhusker ball
Gus. Zlmmer will manage tho toam
on tho trip. They leave today ovor
the Missouri Pacific 'with the following
Right guard, E. A. Sscmldt; loft
guard, Long; con tor, Parrott; loft
guard A. C. Smith r right forward,
Flowor: 'sub, H. D. Schmidt.
Notice, Jurriors nd Seniors.
All Juniors and Seniors who havo
not yet had their plcturos taken for
tho 'Ofc Cornhusker should do so bo-
fore Saturday evening, February 8th.
This is absolutely the last coll. All
members of '08 and '09 who hayo rog
(stored this somester should also have
this d,one not later than the nmo.
All students desiring to take Latin.
44 will please meet me tor a moment
in u: -205 -at 5:00 t. m. today to do,
cldo upon a permanent hour for the
class. It will be necessary for every
one to be present.
The question for the debates which
are to bo hold in tho high school do
bating lonfeue, which was recently or
ganized by Professor Fogg, has been
selectod. The high school 3tUdents
will discuss the election of United
State senators by direct vote of tho
Ctrmnn Club meets with Edith Patf
torson at Chi Omega house, 1035 J
Baked beans, baked on the prem
ises and served hot with delicious
brown bread, 10c, at Tho Boston
Many NevV"Msmber8'"AdaW'''lo"tho
Original List in Thlt 'irid Other
English Speaking Countries.;
The Simplified Spoiling Board havo
just published a second list or amend
ed spellings that have been approvod
by tho Board and Council. Tho fol
lowing aro a few of tho changes Jn
the second list:
oko, ache. gost, ghost.
boro, borough. Hand, Island.
blld. build. nutn, numb,
coco, cocoa. sion, scion.
dot, defbL sir, sieve,
ok, egg; thum, thumb.
foron, foreign. tune, tongue;
On January 12, 1906, at tho instiga
tion of Andrew Carnegie, tho Simpli
fied Spelling Board Was organized to
tfromoto, by systematic and continued
effort, the gradual simplification 'and
regulation of English spoiling.
Tho board originally consisted of
eleven members. At the "time of its
organization ninotoen moro were
elected, and several others havo .been
added at intervals since. The bus
'bor now consists of forty-three siem
bors, nine of them ropresonting othor
English-speaking countries England,
Scotland, Nova Scotia, Ontario and
Now ZealancL
It 4s auroly interesting to tho stu
dents of tho University of 'Nebraska
to know that Chancellor Andrew
takes a loading part in the wprlc.
Other noted men on the board are
President Stoosevfelt, Chief Judticf
Brewer, William T. Harris, editor of
Webster's International Dictionary;
Henry Bradley, associate editor of
the Oxford English Dictionary; Davifl
Star Jordan, president of Loland Stan
ford University, and many other prom
inent educators of tho country.
In tho beginning the Simplified
Spelling Board conceived tho Idea of
forming an Advisory Council composed
of scholars, educators and otbors in
terested In intelectunl and social pro
gress, to whom changes in spelling
might be referred for their opinion,
thus the council woyld constitute a
body of oxpert advisers.
At its annual meeting In 1Q07, tho
board adopted a plan for tho estab
lishment of such a council and after
considering and corresponding wjth a
great number, now announces the
election and acceptance of ono hun
dred and sixty-five persons as the
members of tho first council.
As the counoll now stands it has
representatives in nearly every state
in the union and in every .phase o'f
educational and professional activity,
dthors of like standing In ovory state
and among all professions will bo
added lat6r.
The first step ofUhe Board after Its
organization in 1906 .was to publish a
list of common wordB spelled in two
or more ways. This wob known as
tho Threo Hundred Words. Persons
Interested 'were aslcod to examine tho
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