The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 12, 1908, Image 1

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JVlehefee Receives 87 Votes, Mills 85,
, and Sullivan 40 Intense In
terest Prevailed.
F. ft Menefee was elected president
o'f'tfie Senior class yesterday morning
.by a very close margin over F. A.
Mills and G. L. Sullivan, Mills receiv
ing 85 votes and Sullivan 40. Presi
dent Alden announced that the candi
date receiving a plurality of votes
-would bo elected. A vote of 87 for
JSlt. Menefee declared him elected
vMr. Fenlon made the llrBt nomina
tion? tie maintained that they should
elect a' man ot scholastic attainments,
moral courage and executive ability.
He presented Mr. George L. Sullivan
as a man who embodied these quali
ties. Other nominations were called for.
.No response was made and F. 0. Bull-
ta moved that the nominations be
closed. His motion was not seconded,
however, and Arthur Jorgenson nomi
nated F. A. MJlls. Mr. Jorgenson ar
gued for the election of Mr. Mills and
undoubtedly gained many votes for
him.- It appeared that he was a for
midable candidate.
Mr. C. Hrbuesky nominated Mr.
Menefee. His nomination speech was
jiot long, but helped to put his candi
date In ja. strong position.
The voting was very close and no
one could surmise who would be elect
ed until the last ballot was read. Two
votes more for Mills would have . tied
tlie election and necessitated another
Menefee'B home Is In Omaha. He
is-a' member of the Kappa Sigma fra
ternity and president of the Interclass
Athletic Board. He has been popular
in class affairs throughout his Univer
sity career, and has maintained a
standard of high scholarship. His
election brought to a close a political
fight which has been waxing warm for
the past few weeks.
Besides the election of officers, sev
eral Important business matters wjere
disposed of. The Senior play caBte
--was-.readand.-the fredsurjoixeported a
balance of $.76.48. J C. Khode pre
sented a plan whereby Ivy Day should
foe made a University holiday. The
claBS considered the matter-favorably.
Comical Answers in Geology I Examl-1
In the Geology 2 lecture Tuesday
morning, Professor Barbour spent a
part of the period in reading to the
class a few of the ridiculous answers
which appeared in the recent final ex
aminations In Geology 1. Some of
the luietorlc professors who complain
of the monotony and lack of humor In
theme work, would have no cause for
complaint had they received some of
these specimens.
One enterprising student gave for
the geologic ages: Human, Reptilian,
Mammalian, Poruslc, .Tussle, Sllicesus,
Igneous, and Cutaclcus. Another one
said "Talk (referring to talc, or soap
stone) is used in making soap." In
answering the question, "Give the uses
of sand," one student said, "Sand is
used by birds for digestive purposes."
A certain boy, in discussing mineral
veins, said, "Mineral veins are veins
of mineral. They are called volns-because
.they look like veins." In ex
plaining the nebular hypothesis, some
one said. "The nebular hypothesis is
! a mass. It sometimes collects In a
ball and sometimes It has a tall."
One prospective P. B. K. said, "Moiuv
tains are made by nature, tourists and
railroad officials." In the claps there!
were evidently a great number who
favored the roformed spelling. Among
the most radical changes were
"ciroundlng," "Nigra Falls," "macan
lcal," "crake" (for crack), "McLures
Maglzln," "ruppcher" (rupture), and
"Glasa times" (glacial). Still. another
student said, "The- rock disturbing
agents are powder and dynamite."
Professor Barbour said that some of
the students, however much they
were wanting along certain lines,
lacked nothing in originality.
Joint Meeting of Vblunteer Bands,
The Student Volunteer Bapda of
Mother, Wesleyan and the State Uni
versity had a joint meeting lasUnlght
at the Y. W. G. A. rooms in the Tem
ple. The fore part of the meeting was
given up to eating and roasting wee
,nles. by the fire place; the latter to
discussing plans for, Increasing the
wjfrk, to' exchanging ideas and' to be
coming better acquainted. It was. a
&ort of enthusiasm meeting, so to
V speak.
, Pies like mother tried to make.
Baked fresh twice a day by an expert
woman 'pie baker, at The Boston
"Practical Christianity."
Mr. Fisher, a student of the Univer
sity, will talk on "Practical . Chris
tlanlty"fcat the men's meeting tonight.
Mr. Fisher was for several years con
nected with asBociation work while
studying abroad And will without a
doubt. have something of interest. and
Vprth for those wITd'attend.
The meeting commences at (J: (JO andj
lets out at 7:30, and the association,
feels that it is worth any one's time
to spend forty minutea once a week.
The Pot-pourri and the Banner, the
two year-books ot Yale University,
have been combined under the .name
of "The Yale Banner and the Pot
pourri." Formerly, one .was published
in the spring and one In the fall, but
under the new regime, Ihe .combined
books will be put out lnthe spring.
R. A. Vdri 'Orsdel Elected President
Other Business Transacted.
At a meeting of the Freshman Law
claBB yesterday morning officers woro
elected and plans were made for a
The meeting was called to order by
ox-President Peterson. After discuss
ing the plans for a smoker, it was
finally decided to have It "Thursday
evening. Chairman of the Committee
Syford will wait on any who wish to
pay their assessment. The following
officers were then elected:
President It. A. Van Orsdel.
Vice President R. E. Waldon.
Secretary C. G. Adams.
Treasurer R. D. Fuller.
Sergeant-at-Arms F. A. Peterson.
Class Attorney F. P. Johnson.
TODAY AT 4:00 P. M.
Professor Zon, Author of Many Au
thoritative Articles Former Ne
braska 8tudents Under Him.
Issuing Guns.
At drill hour Monday guns were Is
sued to Company "A" of the Cadet
Battalion and the other companies are
being furnished as rapidly as possible.
This action Is taken to indicate that
the cadets will soon anandon class in
struction and resume actual drill.
Yesterday Company "B" spent an hour
In target practice, using the new 'sub
target machine. Each man fired five
times and the Individual record-cards
were filed away for comparison with
future efforts.
Sophomore Class Election.
The Sophomore class meets in Me
morial Hall Thursday at 11:30. Three
candidates are in the race for tho
presidency, S. A. Mahood, Harry
Ingles and R. E. .Moseley. It is im
portant, that every. Sophomore attend
this meeting. Three worthy men are
aspirants for this office, and it is only
proper that each, one cast his or her
vote for one of them.
Senior Play.
- Tho Senior play caste will meet In
U. 106 at 11:30, Thursday. The com
mittee has appointed understudies for
the girls' parts. Through an error
these names, wore omitted from the
caste as'ptlbllBhe'd In the Nebraskan,
They are Pearl Fitzgerald, Wihnifred
Gould and Glaldeth Denny.
A Correction.
Freshman Hop tickets will be sold
at ?i;fjO,.insteadl of' $2.00, as was first
announced. Tickets will be on sale
within a few days. The date for tho
hop" Is March 13.
Nell Cronln, a 'Nebraska graduate
now located in Minneapolis, looked
up old Lincoln Saturday and
Forestry students will be glad to
know that R. G. Zon, chief of sllvlcs
in the Unltod States Forest Sorvico,
and undoubtedly the beBt technical
mnn In that line, will give a series of
lectures here.
He Is fluent in bIx languages and
hence a valuable man In comparing
results as achieved in this country
with those secured nbroad. His writ
ings are numerous and authoritative In
their lino. His publication on tho
chestnut , In Maryland Ib considered
by Chief Forester PInchot tho best
Bilvics publication in this country.
His bulletins on lobeolly pine In
eastern Texas and the management of
second growth hardwoods in tho
southern Appalachians are also unex
celled. -His articles in tho technlcul for
estry Journals have been accepted by
writers of forestry text books as tho
very Btrongest scientific contrlbu-.
tlons to our lorestry literature and
show that he 1b an exceedingly strong,
original Investigator.
Mr. Zon's lectures before the Ne
braska students In forestry will bo on
the following subjects:
1. Forest .Types. '
2. Tolorance of Trees in Light of
Latest Experiments.
3. Silviculturnl Problems on Ma-?
tured Forests, with maps showing sll-'.
vicultural regions and types within .
4. Relation of Forests to Stream
Flow. . ,".'
5. Forest Measurements. "
The first lectune will be given in
Room 2 Nebraska Hall at 4. p. ni. to
day and announcements will be made
then as to lectures to follow. '
Mr. Zon Is a' graduate of St. Peters
burg University nnd took his degree
of forest engineer at Cornell.
Two of Nebraska's graduates,
Carlos Bates and Mr. Plerson, are do-
ing work Under him.
The forestry department is especial
ly fortunate in securing the services
of Mr. Zon arid it is hoped that the
lectures will be well attended by the
forestry students and oth'ers interest- '
ed in scientific york. v " : ' .
8enlor Laws Elect. ";
- The Senior Laws have elected the
following officers for this semester:
G. H. Heinke, president.
F.' TV. Bachus, vice president. "
G. E. Hendricks, secretaty-treas-urer.
A. C. Huff, sergeant-at-arras.
Freshman Politics.
. M. C. Barker of David City, who im- ;',
til very recently was alone in the race
for tho presidency, now has a rival.
The latter is Lewis Wallace of Lexing
ton. He announced, his candidacy-yesterday
and his friends are Making an
active canvass for votes."
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