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Ibe 3atl IFlebraskan
.Vol. VII. No. m.
-UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, J908.
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SIGMA XI LECTURE
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FRATERNITY HALL WALT'S ORCHESTRA
RICHARDS ADDRE88E8 A LARGE
Takes "The 8ieam Turbine" for Sub
ject and Traces Its Development
From 200 Years Before Christ.
Company B Hop
FRIDAY, MAY 1ST, 8rd0 P. M.
Professor C. R. Richards delivered a
very interesting lecture to the Sigma
XI society and a large number of
guests Saturday evening in the lecture
room of Brace Hall.
Ho took as his subject, "The Stoam
Turbine," and traced its development
from "Hero's mill" which was the
first steam turbine down to the pres
ent day "Parsons' or "Curtis" typo of
"The turbine is the oldest type of
. steam engine known and was. used in
its primative form from 200 B. C, till
1705 when 'the first reciprocating en
gine was Invented. Watt invsnted the !
separate condenser and used steam up
to a maximum of eight or ten pounds.
In 1800 Inventors broke away from
Watt's ideas on steam pressures and
began to increaso the pressure up to
twenty or thirty pounds per sqqare
Inch. Since then the steam pressures
have been raised till at present pres
sure as high as two hundred and fifty
pounds per square Inch is used in
some service. This is as high as it
is advisable to carry pressure either
practically or theoretically. In 1849
Corliss invented the Corliss valve gear
which has supplanted tho slide valve
with a large increase in economy in
. slow Bpeed engines.
"In. 1883 Do IyaMnvmted'thdHuV
bine of that name. Ho used the same
principle that Hero had used two
hundred years before Christ. Other
types were invented in; 1883 and 1896.
The success of the modern turbine de
pends to a great extent on the. deBign
of the expanding nozzle. By tho u"so
of this nozzle tho intrinsic energy is
converted Into kinetic energy giving a
very, high velocity. Steam, expanding
.i from two hundred pounds to. atmo
spheric pressure of about three thous
and feet per second and a turbine to
use the energy of the steam economic
ally must have a "peripheral speed of
one-half this If it is a single stage ma
chine. Somo of the Parson's turbines
run at a speed of twenty thousand rev
olutions per, minute and it was not pos
sible to balance them until they were
tnemountect on a flexible shaft by
- which they were made to rotate about
.their center of gravity instead of their
geometrical center. Some of the ten
J f ihorsep'oer motors 'have a1, shaft , 'the
size of a lead pencil. By using several
nozzles and expanding the , steam in
several steps Curtis was able to re
duce the speed of rotation of his motor.
."The advantages and disadvantages
of the turbine were summed' up some-
- what as follows: The turbine, oh Tap
count of its high speed gives a large
power for small machines and thus
saves floor space and weight On ac
count of using Uu) velocity of the
steam instead of the pressure it may
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TICKETS $J.25 . LIMIT 80
GLEE CLUB TRIP.
The Club Takes a Two-Days' Jaunt,
Giving Two Concerts.
Tho Glee club left Lincoln at sevon
o'clock Tuesday morning for Kearney,
where they gavo a concert in tho
evening. They were mot at Kearnoy
by Miss Castor, who came from Den
ver to help in the concert there and
also in tho home concert on Friday
evening. The Kearney people en
Joyed tho concert and showed their ap
preciation by giving the boys a dance
at the Elk's hall after the performance.
Two former University boys, Mr. Wil
burn and Mr. Porter are teaching at
Kearney and they were responsible for
the splendid treatment accorded tho
boys. On Wednesday night the concert
at St Paul was .eceived with a great
deal of enthusiasm. Tho people thero
also ontertined tho boys at one of the
finest homos in tho city. There are
also several University graduates In
St Paul, Mr. S. H. Martin, who is su
perintendent of schools was a mombor
of the first Glee club organized in tho
University. The first club was qrgaXx.-:
Ized in 1895,' undor the direction of
Hary Reese. Mr. Martin had tho dis
tinction of being able to sing any of
the four parts and in case of neceBBlty
he was called upon to do so. He Is one
of the republican candidates for nomin
ation lor state superintendent.
SIGMA ALPHA DEFEAT8 PHI P8I
AND NOW LEADS THE LI8T.
Three More Games Played Interest
Increases Dally 8lgma -Alpha
and Delta Upsllon Tie.
SCHOOL FETE DAY.
High Schools-of State ta Appear orr
, Campus May 15.
The Annual High School Folo Day Is
to be May 15. The-dobate for tho state
high school championship will he hold
in Memorial Hah, at eleven o'clock on
that date. The school holding the
championship for each district will
sond its best debater. Professor Fogg,
who is secretary of tho League ex
pects to announce tho question for this
debate this week.
Only two" districts -have reported
their winners. In the Northern dls;
trlct, Albion Is first; and in tho. South
eastern district, Wymore. won tho
Art Haste, E. E., '07, was visiting old
friends about the University yester;
day. Since graduation he has had
much valuable experience In his line
of work, both in Plttsburg-attd Chicago-
There will be a meeting of Phi Alpha
Tau In the temple this evening.
Every Man Without a Tag Tomorrow
Tonight at tho city Y. M. C. A. tho
Un Ivors! ty association will completo
planB for raising the amount of monoy
necessary to cancel all indebtedness
incurred during the present yonr. Thlr-ty-flvo
nion will take suppor togethor
and ufter several short speches ex
plaining tho movement, each man will
bo provided with tage. Tomorrow
morning overy man without a signal
flying fromy his button hole will bo at
tacked for a dollar pledge. All having
made pledges before will receive the
Blgns of truce without further parley,
but anyone without is subject to at
tack until ready to "knuckle." In this
way $300 will bo raised by evening and
since overy one of the working forco
is pledgor to get the subscriptions, tho
sum is assured unless everybody cuts
classes and shies at the campus.
.The money so rc'sod will go for tho
general running expenses. Several men
stayed over a day durlug Eastor vaca
tion and. raised $i75 toward the. sum
owedtoruthe. futnisnihgsr Since then,
sufficient money has been addwl to
clear up tho entire debt. Hence, after
tomorrow, Y. M. C. A. finances will, if
places are properly oxoouted be In
Threo more games have boon playod
in the Intorfrat leaguo since Friday.
On Saturday tho Alpha Thota Chla
beat tho Phi DeltB by a scoro of 7 to
0. Batteries Alpha Thota, Fleming
tiud Elliott; Phi Dolts, Halllgan an)
The Alpha Tau Omogas' beat tho
Beta Thota PI team by a score of
8 to 1. Batteries A. T. O., Flowor
and Jesaup; Beta, Harts and Murphy.
Yesterday tho Slg Alphs kopt up
their fast pace by dofoating Phi Phi
10 to 2. They head tho list now, hav
ing played and won threo gamos. The
I hi Psls playod n poor game, abound
ing In errors and noticeably lacking In
Scoro of the gamo:
8igma Alpha Epsllon.
AB R H PO A E
L. Greensllt, bh. 3 1 1 13 I
R. BurruBB, 3b. 3 1 0 1 2 0
R. Greensllt, c. 5 2 1 7 2 0
Hughest, If 4 1 0 0 0 0
Meyer, lb 5 1 2 10 1 0
Randall, 2b 4 1 2 1 1 1
B'rank, cf 3 10 0 0 0
Kompton, p 4 1 1 0 4 0
Eager, rf 4 1110 0
May Pole Dance.
Alumni 'banquet 'OrafeijRoBS King.
Track manager F F. Mueller.
Baseball manager E. A. Schmidt.
The best coffee I ever drank that
served In The Boston Lunch. Try it
Sophomores who desire to try out
for tho class baseball team will please
meet me at' the .Armory today at
.. ;w U FJL.OWER,
Totals ....36 10 8 21 13 2
Phi Kappa Psl.
AB R H PO A E
Frlcke, 3b 4 0 1 0 2 0
Bentley, 2b.... 3 0 0 3 2 1
Johnston, lb... 3 0 0 12 0 1
Wangerien, as.. 2 0 0 2 3 0
Cherrlngton, p.. 3 0 0 1 3 1
Ttmple, rf 2 1 0 1 0 0
Lloyd, cf 110 0 0 0
Burnett, c 3 0 0 1 1 4
Slaughter, If... 2 0 0 t 1 0 1
Totals 23 2 1 .23 11 8
Tho standing of the teams at pres
ent is as follows: ' :"
Slg. Alpha Epsllon .3,4L, 0 1000
Dolta Upsllon ..-,, X!,ra 0V 1000
Alpha Tau Omega., ,$iU't 1 .667
Phi Delta Thota 34.,;2 1 . .667
Alpha Theta Chi. . . . 2," 1 1 .500
Delta Tau Dolta 2 11 .500
Phi appa Psl 2 ' t' 1 .500
Sigma Chi ;2 "!'l 1 .500
Beta Theta PI 2 ' 0 2 -.500
Kappa Sigma ,. 2 02 ,000
Phi Gamma Delta.. 2 0 2. .000
German Club, xnursd,ay, April 30.
At 8 p. m., with Miss Glaldoth Denny,
A. E. Wolfe, '07, who has been prin
cipal of the Leavenworth, Wyoming,
high schooj this year writes that he
has the opportunity of staying another
year if he cares to. He says the
climate, scenery and experience is well
worth the price and that the' western
country is the place for the young man
in any line of work or profession.
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