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Vol. VII. No. 148.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, THURSDAY, MAY 2J, 1908.
Price 5 Ceqts.
GOOD SYMPOSIUM GIVEN AT THE
TEMPLE LAST NIGHT.
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Problems of Control and Utilization
Discussed Geography Uiven
Governor 8heldon Speaks.
Pan Hellenic Dance
Tho symposium on tho Missouri
river given by several University pro
fessors and Governor George L. Shel
don, in te Music Room of tho Temple
last night was very interesting and
most instructive. The talks were il
lustrated with the , exception'' of 'Gov
ernor Sheldon's, and he "forgot his
alldcs," and were aimed to give a
general idea of the nature of this
great Tlvor, tho problems connected
with it, and some of the proposed solu
tions of these problems. Dean Bes
scy presided over the meeting.
Dr. G. E. Condra spoke on the "Geo
graphical Conditions In tho Missouri
River Basin." He showed how tho
nature of a river Is determined by its
source-and onvlrbntfieut; "that is, by
its structural and climatic controls
such &s slope, bed structure, rainfall,
evaporation, etc. Ho Bet forth some of
the questions as prolonging of the
run-off, Increasing the run-off, and
" making thrrlver4navigable.
Professor H. W. Caldwell spoke on
BarlyVTransportaUon on the Mis
Houri." "Ho developed the importance
of tho transportation.problom in a civ
ilized world, of Interdependent commu
nities whose existence depends on In
terchange of commodities. He said we
had reached a period when we realize
that tho railroad is not a sufficient
means Of transportation. Water routes
cheapen transportation on bulky ar
ticles and alleviate congestion at trans
portation centers. He gave tho his
tory of Missouri river transportation
from the time of the Indian canoo
made of a cottonwood log to the pres
ent ""Beginning in 1819, the steam
boat reached its "golden age" in 1858
60, when there were 100 boats on the
Missouri river, some 250 feet long,
carrying 400 passengers and 760 tons
of freight The advent of the railroad
and the Civil war practically put an
end to river traffic on the Missouri.,
The problem qf reviving it must be
studied to see if it is necessary, prac
tical and economically expedient, not
something to jump headlong into.
Professor O. V. P. Stout speaking
on "Water Power and Irrigation at "the
Headwaterff of the Missouri," took up
tho engineers problems. The chief
problem In regulating a stroam is to
make its flow uniform. The ends of
regulation, power, transportation, and
flood, control all requiro this. Irriga
tion is different in that it requires
storage of the surplus and the non-sea-
son flow. Flood protection by storage
of excess is very expensive but if this
excess can be used for irrigation- and
poxyer, it will pay for itself. But In the
Missouri storage is only practicable at
the headwaters and this will not pro-vtyinoBvU(ciewn-river
they rise below the headwaters.
ProfOBSor F. Jr. Phillips discussed the
"Relatfoss of Forest td Run-off Water."
MAY 22. 19Q8
Walt's Orchestra Tickets, $2.50
RHETORIC 36 PRE8ENT8 AN .IN
"Under Suspension" Given, Before the
Class and a Few Visitors Parts
Well Taken Play Appreciated.
Poreatatlon of tho slopes conserves
moisture through the forest-litter, tho
more porous Boil forest litter produces
'underneath; and tho prevention of ero
sion. He gavo many interesting fig
ures from experiments by Dr Shalor
of Harvard snowing tho rapid destruc
tion of fertile soil on slopes, by ero
sion when not forested. Germany,
Franco, Russia, Switzerland, and Italy
al! follow a policy of forestatiott of
slopes with great mcroase of product
iveness. Professor Phillips made a
convincing plea for attention to this
problem, so important to agriculture.
Professor Bengston, of the Peru
Normal, speaking on "Meanderings
of tho Missouri and Destruction of
Farm Lands," showed diagrams and
pictures illustrating tho rapid cutting
of farm lands at various places particu
larly near Peru. Ho showed many
houses just being moved to escape tho
river and many orchards and houses
going Into ihe river. Many farmers
cut down their orchards for fuel when
they are doomed. He said $21,000
worth of damage was done to farm
lands In Nemaha county last summer.
Professor Gengston also showed how
the work of the Burlington near' Its
bridge at Nebraska City had saved
much farm land.
Governor Sheldon spoke on "Ways
and Means," and that the problem was
a pressing one but too great for Ne
braska to solve alone. He thought
it should be undertaken only when It
1b clear that the return would justify
the expense. He told what was being
done in other places and showed that
"anchoring tho, course," that is preven
tion of cutting of the bank clarifies
the waters, and so prevents formation
of sojnany-sand bars and aids naviga
tion. Ho said tho transportation com
panies are opposed to river improve
ment for navigation and that many
concerns deprived of.rebates are for It
but that just becauso somo of the
backers of the scheme are selfilsh in
'their' motives, the scheme is not nee-
Forty. Entries, the Largest Number
Enrolled for 8everal Years.
Tho annual preliminary dobato will
be held Saturday morning and after
noon. The contestants will call at U.
107 at 11 o'clock this morning to
draw lota which will determine thq or
der of speaking. The present roll of
contestants is the largest that the Uni
versity has ever had. -The candidates
aro as follows:
Homer Aylsworth, '10, Lincoln.
Leon M. Bailey, '10, FairDury.
Ross Bates, '09, Springfield.
James E. Bednar, '06, Law '10, Wy
moro. James Brown, Law '11, Nebraska
Arthur Bucknor, '11, David CItyA
Alfred E; Burr, Xaw '09, Lincoln.
Ben Cherrington, 10, Omaha.
Allen Cole, Law '09, Lincoln.
Harral W. Coulter, 'U, Lincoln.
Searl Davis, '09, Lincoln.
Wm. A. Davis, '09, Fullerton.
Stuart P. Dobbs, 09, Beatrice.
George Fitzsjmmons, '08, Law 10,
Don C. Fonts, Law '09, Paulino.
Paul J. Halldorson, 'lO.-SeldSti?
-Henry C. Hathaway; ?HrLIncoln.
ElmerHilla, '09, Lincoln.
John W. Jones, Jr., '11, McCook.
James F. Lawrence, '11, Beatrice.
Dale McDonald, '10, York.
Earl D. Mallery, '11, Alliance.
Arthur M. Oborfeider, '11, Sidney.
Herbert W. Pottdr, '10, Omaha.
Frank H. Reinsch, '09, Lincoln.
John L. Rice, Law '10, McCook.
Don L. Russell, Law '10, Lincoln.
John A. 'Scotney, Jr., '10, Bollo
Fourcho, S. D.
Homer, Stephens, '08, Lincoln.
Thomas R. P. 8tocker, '09, Lincoln.
Calv.'n H. Taylor, '04, Law10, Union.
George. J. Thottims, '10, University
Place. ZrT .
'Ralph A. Van Orsdel, '06, Law '10,
Joseph Votava, 10, Edholm.
Clement L. Waldron, '06, Law '09,
Roy H. Wolford, '11, Bayard.
Walter WIbb, '11, Hebrbri.
Henry F. Wunder, '09, Shelby, la.
Paul Yates, '10, Lincoln.
George W. Wallace, '10, Omaha.
Please Pay Up
Yosterday morning in the Tomplo
Music Room, at nino o'clock, a few
of tho members of Rhetoric 36, under
tho ablo loadorship of Miss Efflo Shinn,
gavo what was by far tho most suc
cessful play that this class has put on
this somoster, whon thoy presented
tho one-act comedy farco, "Under Sus
pension," to tho remainder of tho class
and a fow visitors.
The plot of tho play was as follows:
Several girls, who wore rooming In a
girls' dormitory of which a certain
storn and prim old spinster was the
chaperone, planned a little sproad in
one of the girl's rooms. Several of
the college boys wore invited and they
wore to gain admittance to the room
by means of a rope and clothes basket,
which was lowered by tho girls when
they whistled. This was strictly
against tho rules of the house and he
great secrecy .was observed in-order
that the ohaperonb1 would not "get
wise." One of the professors,. how
ever, did find out about It, and in tho
evening after almost all the boys had
been hauled up to the room by means
of their crude rope olevator, he ar
rived at the windows and by whistling
as the boys had done, succeeded in
getting the basket lowered and him
self pulled up. Whon half way up the
girls found out their mistake, but
thinking that it would bo better to
bring him up and explain matters to
him Instead of lowering him to tho
ground, thoy pulled him on up Into
the room. Tho crowd, by their gener
ous and hearty treatment, soon won
him over and upon promising not to
toll the affair outside, thoy persuaded
him to enter Into tho.'r games and to
participate in their lunch. -While the
fun was at its height tho chaperone
walked in, but stern and set as "Bho
was, they soon won her over in a
parallel manner to tho way thoy did
tho profossor. Tho scono ends with a:
dance, In which the professor and thoi
chaperone aro as much concerned as
Many humorous scenes continually
kept the audience In a roar of laugh:
tor. IisB Frances Gould as tho chap
erono portrayed the character admin
ably and never once let tho humorous
situations effect the stern disposition
that she was representing. Mr, Let
ton as .. tho professor did very well,
yet occasionally ho lost his set .PP.rspn
allty by entering, into thp humor,
which was, strictly for tho pthors, Mrv
Ersklne as the sorvant and Miss Bailey
as tho Irish maid interpreted their
characters woll. The college girls and
boys kept the spirit of the play up
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