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Vol. VIII. No. 53.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1908.
Price 5 Cent.
LIKE A CITY DAILY
NEBRA8KAN 18 REAL MORNING
PAPER WITH LATE8T NEW8.
MADE POSSIBLE BY NEW SYSTEM
Employment of Night Force of Three
Men Will Get Paper to Univer
sity Subscribers Very
For the first time in tho hlBtorof
tho University of Nebraska this school
has a dally paper runf on the same
plans as a great metropolitan sheet.
A- force of three men it employed on
the Nebraskan and woVk from mid
night until 7 o'clock in the morning
sotting up type andin printing the
This new plan .enables tho Nebras
kan to print all the latest news that
Is obtainable ;is late as 2 o'clock In
the morning. It gives even later news
than any of the Lincoln papers.
An insince of the Nebraskan's en
terprisewas seen in tho "covering'
of theCornhusker banquet hold at the
Llndoll hotel Wednesday night. The
dinner did not end until 2 a. m., and
yel thlB paper had a full account of
all that happened there. Tho plan
of work Btarted at that time will be
continued in the future.
To Subscribers Early.
The new system adopted for issuing
the Nebraskan will permit tho paper
to be placed in the hands of the uni
versity subscribers by 9 or 9:30
o'clock evory morning. Heretofore the
system at the printing ofllco has been
so slow that it was impossible often
to get the Nebraskan off the press be
fore 10 o'clock, and when that oc
curred the paper did not got to Sta
tion "A" until 11 o'clock, and often
This was no fault of the Nebraskan
management but was due entirely to
tho hours at which tho force of men
at tho place of publication worked.
The Western Newspaper Union, tho
printing establishment at which the
Nebraskan Is published, did not work
a night force and much of tho print
ing on this paper had to be done in
the early morning hours. When tho
printers or other men on tho Job were
delayed in their work tho Nebraskan
did not come out on time.
Now that the Western Newspaper
Union has put on a night shift of three
men tho Nebraskan will bo issued on
time evory morning and will bo In the
hands of all subscribers a great deal
earlier than ever before.
With this announcement of tho
change in tho method of printing the
Nebraskan tho management of the pa
per has requested that all subscribers
be notified that thoy may get their
papers at tho postofflco by 9 or 9:30
o'clock, and Impatient subscribers will
no longer need to called at tho editor
ial rooms for their paper.
Delayed In Printing.
Nearly all semester on mornings
when tho Nebraskan was delayed In
being printed tho editorial ofllco of
the paper In the basement of tho Ad
ministration building was boselged by
anxloua, students asking for their pa
per. Some days they were so thick
that thoir many inquiries exasperated
everyone from the circulator up to the
Thoy would come down to tho edi
torial rooms, and tho following Is a
sample of the conversation whlch
would take place between one of their
number and any' member of the No
braBkan staff who happened to be
"Hello thoro, Blank. Rag out yet?"
"Ncv It ain't out yet."
'What's the matter with your pa
per, now, anyway? Getting out an
"It lookp that way, don't It? But,
I guess not. The printer went to pleep
on the Job this morning. (Or It might
have been 'Thoy didn't g6t the type
into the forms early enough, and tho
pressmen would not wait for any
thing.')" "Sort of a bunr system you've got,
ain't it? You7 ought to make a
Will Not Wait.
"Well, we're going to. Tell you how
it is now. You see, unless the printer
gets (he forms set up by a certain
time so that the pressmen can have
them, it's all off. Those pressmen
won't wait for anything. They have
other papers to print beBideB ours, and
when the printer fails to show up on
time tho Nebraskan is delayed until
the pressmen get other work done.
This throws us off several hours Bomo
1 1 nios, as it has today. Tho 'rag' will
be out pretty soon, though, and then
we'll hurry it up to the station."
After this perfectly lucid explana
tion tho bunch of disgusted subscrib
ors would stomp out of the Nebraskan
office, whistling. "Don't Go Into tho
Front Room, Dad," or "You Can't Be
a Friend to Everybody." And that Is
what got them Into trouble with tho
The janitor of tho Administration
building draws part of his princely sal
ary for preserving quiet nround tho
corriders of that permanent structure,
and whenever anybody allows his
cheerfulness to burst out in song or
whistle while meandering through tho
building the janitor is immediately
Janitor Gets Busy.
Many of tho Nebraskan's subscrib
ers brought down his wrath upon
themselves, for as soon as sounds of
their noise reached his alert ears ho
became the busiest man on the cam
pus. He hied himself into their pres
ence and "called them down" with
such witty remarks as "What'll you
take a yard for that whistle?" or
"You're a lovely singer, ain't yo7"
Such brilliant remarks from the
lordly janitor, of course, immediately
squelched the meekly students and
they left the Administration building
thinking that the Nebraskan was a
poor sheet and that its editorial rooms
were in a building much worse than
the paper Itself.
CHANCELLOR GIVES A PRE8ENT.
Present Philosophy Department With
Bust of Kant.
The department of philosophy has
just received as a gift from Chancellor
Andrews a fine plaster bust of the
German philosopher, Immanuel Kant.
It is a cast of high value and is placed
on exhibition in the office of the phil
Kant was a Gorman philosopher,
whoso thought has been used as the
basis of reckoning for philosophical
work throughout tho nineteenth cen
tury. Nearly nil schools and all prom
inent individual philosophers have
stated their problems and developed
doctrines with explicit reference to
the work of Kant. His thinking has
had in philosophy very nearly tho
same fundamental character aa that
of Darwin has had in biology.
Chancellor Andrews has been a do
voted student of tho lYfo and work
of Kant. Ho has visited tho phil
osopher's homo city, studied closely
his biography and has prepared a
popular" lecture upon Kant, which was
delivered some years ago bofore a
large audience in this university.
Tho bust which he now turns over
to the department of philosophy is ono
of the valued keepsakes of the chan
cellor's scholarly life.
Tho English club will meet tonight
at the home of Miss Eleanor Barbour,
It and Thirteenth streets. Professor
Gass will road a critical paper, Miss
Jessie Beghtol a group of sketches,
Miss Mary Joffery a story and there
will be one or two musical numbers.
The beBt oyster stew in the city
is that served at The Boston Lunch.
OFflCERS GAVE HOP
ANNUAL AFFAIR OF COMMI88ION
ED MEN AT THE LINCOLN.
OTHER FUNCTIONS COMING SOON
With Larger Number of Dances Than
Ever Before Nebraska 8tudent
Body Faces Big Outlay for
Formally opening tho university
dancing season, the ofllcers' hop at tho
Lincoln hotel last evening was a com
plete success. About eighty couploB
attended. It being the fii'Bt university
dance to be given in tho now hall
at tho Lincoln, a largo numbor of
students took advantngo of tho oc
casion to dedlcato the new dancing
parlor to university affairs.
For several years in the past the
ofilcers of tho university cadet bat
talion have been accustomed to glvo
a dance and In recent years this affair
has been looked forward to by tho
students with much anticipation. The
ofilcers' hop' is one of the really good
dances of the year and the ono held
last evening was no exception to the
rule, as waB attested by the large
attendance. Splendid music was fur
nished by Walt's eight-piece orchestra.
Tho music, together with the perfect
accommodations of the new hall for
dancing, combined to make tho even
ing ono of solid enjoyment for those
Critc6 In Charge.
F. A. ('rites, captain of Co. D, was
chairman of the dance and It was
through his efforts largely that the
affair proved to be such a success.
Captain Yale Holland of Co. A. was
master of ceremonies. The officers
club, under wIiobc auspices the dance
was given, is comprised of eighteen
men, Including all 'commissioned of
ficers of the battalion.
Tonlglit the freshmen will hold their
annual party. This will also bo at the
Lincoln hotel. Fred Tieghe is chair
man of the dance and Hubert Bell is
master of ceremonies. Indications
point to a largo attendance, as the
freshman hop is one of the best at
tended of university dances. This
event is the initial attempt or the first
year men in university social affairs.
There are usually a large numbor of
that class in attendance, although
members of other classes are also lib
eral patrons. Frequently the dance Is
lent added Interest on account of kid
napping stuntb carried out by the
sophomores. This year, however, it
is unlikely since the regents nave
taken such a decided stand against
such attempts. The freshman hop is
of interest to tho members of the
class for tho further reason that if It
Is financially a failure, the fact us
ually puts a damper on other class
And Still They Come.
Apparently no limit can be set upon
tho number of university dances
which will be given this year. Every
week more of such affairs are being
announced and It appears as if every
Friday and Saturday from now on
until the end of tho Bchool year will
be taken up with dances. In many
instances two and three parties have
been scheduled for the samo evening.
One or two of the more flagrant con
flicts of dates were fixed up by a shift
of one of the dances, but the mere
number of dances means that on some
ovenings more than one must be given.
- There has recently been consider
able comment on tho way in which
the university students patronize
dances to tho detriment of other forms
of entertainment Some of the fac
ulty are outspoken in their belief that
there are too many of this class of
functions. Numbers of the students
themselves admit that the number la
approaching an extreme that Is not
beneficial. Whllo moro attonded
dancos now than over beforo, yet
there are ho many that somo aro
bound to bo financial failures.
What It Costs.
Somo ono recontly figured out that
tho university student who Is In bo
clety spends an amount of money not
usually credited. Thoro aro at leaBt
twelve university dnnccH for which
tickets sell at an average of at loast
$1.00. Probably a dozen more n
formals como to Hovonty-fivo cents or
hotter. With an avorago attendance
of eighty at these functions tho total
cost is easily figured out. It amounts
to about $1,800.
In addition to this the members of
the fratornlties boar a still greator
burden. Every fratornlty and sorority
in school gives at least ono formal
party each year, the average cost to
each mombor directly and Indirectly
being about $10. CotiBldoring that
twenty In each organization pay this
amount, the total for tho twenty par
ties is about $4,000. Houho parties at
the various chapters make an addi
tional amount of probably $1,000. Thus
altogether the fraternity and Borority
members spend $f,000 for dancos.
Adding those items, it Is found that
university students spend approxi
mately $G,800 for dancing.
LAW STUDENT WIN8 FIRST PRIZE
H. J. Curtis, '10, Counts Dots Accur
ately In Contest.
That tho capabilities of the students
of tho law college aro not confined to
a mastery of Blackstone hns Just boen
well demonstrated by H. J. Curtis,
'10. The attorney-to-be has proved
himself to be the greatest dot counter
in tho state, and has won tho piano
prize offered by tho Schoemoller and
Tho piano firm several weeks ago
started a contest through tho news
paper as an advertising plan. Printed
In many of the dallies was a bunch of
dots several inches square. For the
most accurate counting of theso dots
the piano company offered a piano.
Curtis, with a deep feeling of confi
dence in himself and the law college,
proceeded to work at figuring out tho
number of the dots. He worked at
the task for many nights, pouring over
midnight gas, and when ho had fin
ished he had accomplished more than
he had courage to hope for. Ho had
made the best count and Just this
week received glad tidings from
Schoemellor and Muller to tho effect
that the grand piano waB his.
ACADEMY PROCEEDINGS I88UED.
Organization of Prominent Scientists
Issues Minutes of Meetings.
Tho proceedings of the Nebraska
Academy of Science has Just been is
suedand distributed to members of
thePwunization. The Nebraska Acad
emy of Science is an organization
comprising the prominent 'Scientists of
Nebraska, and exists for the purpose
of spreading scientific knowledge and
The issue just out contains the min
utes of the seventeenth and eighteenth
annual meetings, the treasurer's and
secretary's reports, together with a
preliminary review of tho mammels
of Nebraska with synopses by Myron
The students' debating club has
been revived and plans are being ar
ranged to try and make it a real
means of benefit to all Interested. The
next meeting will bo hold Saturday
evening at 7:30 in N. 106, Let all
interested turn out and wo can have
a club that will be the means of en
couraging and stimulating latent abll
ites and strengthen those who have
already done somo of this work. Come
and lend your influence .toward Its
Lyle S. Rich Daw, '10, and Lillian
H. Farley of Lincoln were married
SPRUNG A SURPRISE
NEBRA8KA AGGIE8 WEREN'T 80
8LOW IN 8TOCK JUDGING.
TOOK SECOND AT BIG CONTEST
Team From Nebraska Agricultural
College 8cored High at Chloago
8tock Show Desplto Its Be
ing Their First Year.
Flvo studonts of tho agricultural col
lego of the University of Nobraska
gavo roprosontatlves of sovon othor
westorn schools an unoxpectod awak
ening in Chicago last Saturday whon
thoy won second placo in stock-Judging
at th International Llvo Stock Ex
hibition. Tho llvo men composed tho first
team that Nobraska has over ontorod
In tho stock-judging contest. In yoars
past tho Cornhuskors havo boon un
represented owing to tho difficulty In
obtaining monoy to pay tho oxpoAsos
of thoir students at Chicago. This
year tho South Omaha stock yards
mon offered a purso of $250 to Bond
flvo men to tho oxhlbitlon, and tho
showing made Nobraska was tho ro
suit of this gonoroslty.
In addition to tho team scoring tho
Cornhuskors took throe individual
honors out of Hvo awardB, and thoir
oxhibltion of stock took four firsts and
a numbor of seconds and thirds. Thfoo
scholarships of $2G0 oach como to stu
dents of Nebraska as a secondary re
sult or tho work of tho team.
Was a Big Surprise.
Tho high scoring of Nebraska was the
surprise of tho oxhibltion. Nobraska
had never before entered tho contest
and hor strength was unknown. While
it was expected that she might not be
at tho very foot of tho list, no ono
looked for such a splendid showing
as was actually made. The Nebraska
men themselves hardly hoped for as
much as they got. Tho work is all
tho moro remarkable when it Is re
momborod that tho team doddod to
make the trip only throe week ago
and had had practically no coaching.
The contest was held in connection
with the International Llvo Stock Ex
position, an annual affair of great in
terest to stock brooders and dealers
all ovor tho country. The prize stock
of America are at those exhibitions
and the oxperionco attained formed no
small part of tho benefit of the trip.
Tho Judging contest covered ill va
rieties of stock.Shorses, cattle, sheep
and swine. Nebraska took first awards
on swine Judgingand ranked high on
cattld. Tho relative ranking of tho
eight institutions entered was: Iowa
State College, University of Nebras
ka, Texas. Agricultural College, Uni
versity of Missouri, Kansas Agricul
tural College, Ohio State University,
Ontario (Canada) Agricultural Col
lego and the University of Minnesota.
Tho principal thing contested for was
a trophy, which was this year won by
Iowa Five scholarships were offered
by Armour & Co, and one of theso
was won by Nebraska.
The Men Who Did It.
C. K. Shedd, J. H. Coup, G. G. Oil-
v bort, C..P. Jeffords and Howard Gram-
lich were tho flvo men who did the
good work for Nebraska. The first
four of theso are seniors in tho uni
versity who aro registered in the agri
cultural group. Gramllch is a sopho
more, who Is registered in the uni
versity on an Armour scholarship won
last year by tho Cornhusker stock ex
hibition. Individual honors also fell to the lot
of tho Nebraska roprosontatlves. Towa
and Kansas men took first and second
places respectively, but Nebraska took
third and fourth. Texas got fifth.
Thus, out of the forty men In the con
test, Nebraska had two among the
five loaders. Tho, winning Cornhuk-
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