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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 15, 1908)
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Vol. VU. No." 85. UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN; S ATUkDAY, FEBRUARY J 5, 1908. "
Price 5 Cents.
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FEBRUARY 2f '
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NEW MARK8 SET FOR UNI. IN THE
t'HIQH'KICkSAND 8HOT PUT.
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, Exhibition Drill By the Pershing Rifles
,W V Medal. Wort by D.. D.
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r- 'Fridav afternoon a lance, crowd fllled
the Armory to watch the annual ChaKj
tor Day, athletic contest. The day waB
"flrieand clear and tho result was a
appeared in uniform and gave an ox
1 hlbltion and competitive drill which
1 was well executed and liberally ap
: . plauded. The competitive contest was
4woabyD. D. Plumb, who received the
Tfee athletic events in order were:
'TweatyHove yard' dash R. H. Bur-
M rues. Urst;. 'Harry Minor, second.
V yTiaae, 31-5 seconds.
iJHgkt men' entered, Reed, Perry.
Burruss, Campbell, E. G. Kroger, Hum-
ioell, Elliott, Minor, The .race was, run
"in . Uiree, heats,- Burruss, Campbell,
Minor and-Kroger being In the final.
heat1. TJurruss will Yecelve a silver
medal and Minor a "bronze.
-L..C Hummell, flrs,t nelght, 6 feet
tjjftjnches;- E.G. Davis, seconTT, height
6 feet, 5 inches'.
The "polo vault was won by G. B.
jMcMasters", height 10 feet, 8, Inches.
"R. Russell was second. Mr. McMas
. ters came within 2 inches of the Uni
versity record, which is hold by M. A.
Benedict, and E. H. Hagensiclc, of the
, class of ,1906.
In the twelve-pound shot-put, C. C.
Collins made a new record of 44 'feet.
The record was formerly 43 feet 5
; inches and was' hold by Sid Qolllns.
k E,,:G. Krogpr was second with a put or
V '40 feet 4, inches.
vi ' inthe running high jump, Ij. C. Hum
V'nielKwas again first, with .a jump of 6
-""' "feet 5 inches. Burruss was second
jt wlth6.feet: ,4 inches. The University
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Therunning-high klck,was one of
the mostspectacular eventB as the
contestants were obliged to fall full
length, often alighting, on the back of
the neck. This combination of skill
andt nerve; fyas ,won by G. C. 'Long,
.who sot a now record of .9 feet 4
fneh'es1. v yr. A Fleming wasv second
with- 9 feet 2 inched;. iJPhe former rec-
. ordof 9 feet 1 inch was held byll. P.
iJohn Purcell wonvthe rope climb in
7 3-6 seconds: , This , event was also
spectacular as. the, winnow Imade sevl
eral' frantic "dabs" a't the bellu;whlle.
the audience held its breath.
The final event and probably the,
moat , exciting part' of the contest was
the Interfraternity relay race. This
was on by Phi Kappa Psi, who ,. will
receive the pennantv Alpha Theta Chi
$ Iwas a close second, with Delta, U psilon
In all the' Individual contests, the
Atlnners receive a ,Bllver medal, and
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N port unjty.
Tho now musoiim which Professor
Barbourand aBslstants have been busy
arranging for soveral months was
opened to the public yeterd'ay. fttany
do not realize the rarityvpf a numbor
of the specimens which we have in our
own museum and ' the greiat pains
which Professor Barbour and his as
sistants have expended on this work.
One ot the Interesting exhibits ftk
the "Nebraska loess man," which was
This skull, -with others, was found in a
formation of undisturbed loess which
geologists say plainly locates him in a
prerglaclal period. The formation of
the skull also Indicates a very early
man, probably earlier than tho mound
builders. The skull 1b narrow through
tho temples, the forehead low and re
treating and the brows projecting. On
tho occipital or rear region of the
skull are deep scars and marked pro
tuberances for tho attachment of mus
cles which must have given him a vpry
powerful nock. The mound-builders
do not show this so clearly. His exi
tremely" heavy Jaw and worn back
teeth show that he ate hard food sjich'
as nuts and - roots, which required
grinding. .A moderate estimate of this
man's ago is 50,000 years, which gives
him the title of tho first inhabitant of
Omaha, and at least puts him in 'the
contest as tho oldest known human-
A quarry that Is producing innumer
able new and invaluable fossils Is that
on tho ranch of James, Cook at Agate",
Sioux, county, Nebraska. A peculiarity
of these deposits ,1a, that they are of an
ago of, wlilch, very . little has been
knbwiT before andform a geqloglcal
"missing link," ris it were, Thus many
species found are new, and fill many,
discrepancies In the evolution of dif
ferent types of animals.
The Syndyoceras Cookl.or ancestral
Pour-Horned antelope, is the ohry
skull of, its' kind In "the woyld, and
vas; discovered by a Nebraska'student,
Harold Cook, ,-'10, ion. his father's ranch
at Agate. Mr. T Cook has also found
many other new, species, of animals.
Probably the most remarkable ex
hlblt In the museum Is a slab ot solid
rock about four feqtrby eight and one
foot foot thick whfch is literally flliod
wlih all1 kinds of oonejs'of numerous
animals-, some of them heretofore un
known. Each side is chiselled flat so
that fthe; bones Woject, showing exact
iy how fossils are found and what a
difficult task It Is tp extract them un
injured. Some ofvthe bones extend
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LECTURE ON MATH.
Cassiu8 J. Keyser of Columbia at the
Cassius Jackson Keyser, Ph. D.
Adrian professor of mathematics at Co
lumbia University, lectured on "Mathe
matics" in tho Temple nt 5; 00 p. m.
.Modern mathematics dates from
1758 .when analytical geometry and
calculus were only a hundred years
old. Curs Is the golden age of mathe
matics for "Euclld"'Is 'as small a part
f mathematics as the Iliad is of Uterr
Professor Keyser developed the.slg
nlficancand 'purpose ot'mathematicB
and its relation to the other BclericW.
MathemaUcsNffas regarded merely fas
the science ofNmagnltude, measure
fnont increase anddocreaso, but with
tho theory of llmltav this denriltjoa
falls. Thenwe-haveindlrecti meas
uromehts of plariete; growth of cells,
etc., which nece8lt(te stlnbfpader,
deflnttlonB of "mathematics, with pro-'
jectlve geometry, metric
Ignored and. the encnaned realmf
wui luai ib uuuuiuu. x uun ine mea ui
position (as .twO' points determining a
straight line) 'was kdded'and mathe
matlcs became the science of measure"
ment and position. Then mathematics
developed farther and farther and U
still developing and broadening ,lti
sphere. c '
Mathematics Is -the exact sclencs
par excellence and deals with neces
sary and corect conclusions. It is in
deed one with symbolic logic. Tho
mathematician must Include all nec
essary propositions and exclude all un
necessary ones, and the latter Is a task
which taxes- the powers of bothanaly-
tlcal and constructive criticism, y
At first mathematics was regarded
as a tool or Instrument but nowIt is a
science of doctrlnos and principles.,
Prof. Koyder combatted tlie preva
'lent Idea that mathematics narrows
and impoverishes ' 10 mind arid ig
nores induction, observation and reas
on. The great instigators of this fal
lacy, he said, were Sir "William Hamil
ton arid Shop'eiihaW, .both now con-,
'vlcted of falsifying the opinions of
others, In eatabllshlng this ldeav
.Observatisiirin mathematics is not
sensuous but sensetrariscendlng. In
fact only in mathematics do wo find.
pure thot, not dependent on any ma-
terlal sense. The sphere of the matlie-
matician has come to be to think log
ically anything that is t logical and
' Professor Keyser closed with an oar
nest statement,oCthe spirit of science
as both the "child an the parent of
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TICKETS 3 DOLLARS 2
Charter Day .Address by DrLuclusA.
Sherman, Dean of;theGraduate '
8chool -Degrees Conferred;
The mld-wlntor commbneomont exor
cises were hold before a' largo, crowd
in the Temple last evening at 8:00
O'clock. The following program was
"On tho Sea" Dudley Buck
. . . , The University Glee Club
Invocation Rev. 8. Mills' Hayes,
Chaplain of the Evening.
Soprano Solo-l'Sprlng gong!'.. Becker .
Miss Vera' Upton.
Charter Day- Address "Commercial
ism and "Higher 'Education' vDr.
Lucius A. Sherman,. Dean of the
Graduate School. of the University.
Conferring ot Degrees. . v
Dr. 'Sherman delivered a scholarly
address on. the subject; 'Commercial
Ism and 'Higher Education He firat
made ar comparison between- modern
scholarship 'and learning: and the old
learning down to the' beginning, of tlo
Nineteenth, century .- 7
In, 1800 a Btudehtrose at five o'clock
arid attended .hls first class -by candle
light The whole aim of the' old edu
cation was acquisition, while that of
the nfff Is 'powef, . Formerly the. eye
was turned backward, but now it Is
turned on . the forces and .tendencies
which make our ownlmo. 1 no spirit
i 1800 -was one of skepticism and
negative beliefs, The individual loomed
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highland .selfishness was domirient.
Todajrthere Is a public consciousness.
The splntls one of'soryice and altru?
iBm; of the fatherhood of God "and
the: brothorhobd of "man. Won. go to
"college not tj-rmako triemsblves great,
but; to prebaro .tbdo" a great work.
It is,, nolonger. 'Jotters .for letters'
sake,"-but letters and 'learning .as a
riieanjr of service. ' r
Has ktlie spirit which has made learn
ing healthful, destroyed the tflHtn for
llteraturo?: It is ;truo we do: not read
for reading's sake and1 that expression
is not so studied, but our literature has
power and serves, a purpose. . Indi
viduals read' less, but the masses read
Neither is 'poetry a, .lost art.,, ..Manu
factured sentiment and, feUchlsm aro
gone, but poetry is s.till In J.h Vlood of
the race and love of the ..sublime still
lives. .. . . 7,
The young man .'frpm, college who
goes, out Jnto business Is fprced to con
form to the ideals, ofj, the , business
world., The . watchword is 'Get the
business' , and little qqestlons pi
ethics rijnst be overlooked. Cflmmer
fclallsm knows hot the Joy of Jiving and
does not, wish Its wprkers to do so.
This is a result of democracy in its
desire to use arid create power, Ve
need cultivated men with the scholar's
poise. ." . , . ,;
What are the romedies for the, low
tastes of. this commercial spirit and Its
disregard' oft the rights of others'? The
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