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JpL VIII. No. 70.
OfllERS HAVE PLANS
(SATING EXTEN8ION WORK. ,
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WESTERN SCHOOLS IN THE LEAD
University of Wisconsin Especially Is
Planning Elaborate 8chemc for
i System of Outside Teaching
InrfSi)onse to some fifty odd letters
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sent,!out by tho committee appointed
by Chancellor Andrews to Investigate
the problem of university . extonBlon
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In other schools, answers more or less
elaborate wore received. Tho results
in general of this Investigation, 'artf
published In the report of tho commit
tee tb the chnncellor and regents In
cluded In the latter's report to the
governor. Some of the facta learned
will be of Interest to Nebraskans who
aro:iooklng into the future when this
state- will have a comprehensive sys
tornof extension work, j t .
Ok; fifty-two replies i vecolvod,.
twenty-two reported that their
schrdls were attempting no oxA
tenalbn or correspondence work -at
present. Twenty-two other Institu
tions' stated that they were now doing
or preparing to do a great amount of
wrtfk in one or both lines. Western
universities led In the work as Indi
cated in tho letters, eighteen having
extensive plans as against four
In the east. Or thcHe eighteen,
fourteen are state institutions.
The state achools .which have the
moat, elaborate plans are California
and Wisconsin. The first of these Is
merely trying to enlarge Its system so
that It may meet any and all demands
for fcxtenskm lectures. Wisconsin has
in view a comprehensive system of .qx:.
tension work covering all parts of the
state and endeavoring to place the
opportunities of the university at tho
hand of every citizen needing Its aid.
Employ 8peclal Staff.
Although in most cases the exten
sion work Is carried on. by regular
members -of thp university staff, in
four Instancies the department has
be'dn cared for by special Instructors.
It Is generally admitted that this Is
tho only, plan capablo or developing to
the fullest extent the extension the
ory,; the only question being In most
cases a lack of fundB to establish tho
organization on a separate basis and
with a separate force.
As to the work done by extension
Instructors, tho Hat of aubjects taught
varlea to a great extent. In some col
leges the work of extension and corre
spondence la limited to historical and
utnrnrv subjects with n few allied
branches. Others with greater pre
tensions or with a prejudice for tho
practical offer Instruction in practical
subjects Buch as elementary municipal
engineering, and other tradea. Includ
ed In these curriculums are often
classes in drawing, drafting, and other
technical subjects. Still another plan
is ' to have tho extension department
prepared to answer Inquiries along all
lines of state Interests.
The Wisconsin Plan.
The IJnlvorslty of Wiaconsln 1b de
veloping tho moat elaborate schema
of outBlde teaching and aaslatance to
the people of the stato that has ever
been tried.' A dean 'has been appoint
ed for the school of extension, and the
beginning of a faculty made. Several
cleka are kept busy all tho time gath
ering data, and in tlitfe furnishing in
formation' to those 'engaged in tho in
dustries and public llfo of the state.
In general aa far aa possible tho liroU
loins' that come to, .thla school are
turned over to the 4 department 'con
corned for an answer. In soma two
or thre,eJJne8. ,when ,tho calls, jvould
l)rlngntoo''grenttf-burden, a speclal-m-
UNIVERSITY OF JlEBRASKA, LINCOLN, THURSDAY,
structor has been secured to givohis
entire time to extension work. Tho
plan contemplates additional Instruc
tors nnd assistants as soon and fast as
In concluding tho committee .pro
cede a detailed plan with tho follow
ing, sonoraf statement:
"Your coYnniittee sent out to .tho
leading school men of Nebraska a
question circular, and received many
replies. In general, tho answers were
favorabla to. tho undertaking of ox-
1 tension and correspondence work.
Those replying wore nearly a uni In
viiBBortlrig that tho financial demands,
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uawih iui iuuui u.juiibub, uiuui iui it
time at least, be borne by the univer
ajty .itaolf. Almdst ov.eryono affirmed
that the university, by tho closer touch
!(. would secure and the better knowl
edge pf Itsojf It ;would Impart to tho
people, would benefit many fold. If
the public school men of the stuto.uro
.not mistaken in their, judgment, both
fields of work extension and corre
spondence should be organized at
IVAN BAKER ENTERS THE LI8T8
Announces Hl6 Candidacy for Senior
A second candidate has entered1 the
contest with' Elmer IHHs for tho presi
dency of the senior class. He is Ivan
Rnkcr of Lincoln.
The new candidate declared himself
last night and announced that ho' 'hud
begun an actlvojcampalgn for Jsthe
class honors. He Is an engineering
student, but is' of the opinion that. the
race tor the senior position should bo
made on the personal qualities of the
candidates. He believes that the de
partment in which the students is
registered should not be made an is
sue. He is making an appeal for -the
votes of all seniors, Irrespective o
their department or society affiliations.
linker has been active In the affairs
of the fourth year class and Is well
known to a majority of the students
of tho university. He was treasurer
of ttie'clas's last yean .
The new candidate was not put up
by tho engineering students as the
representative of their department.
Ho declares that no agreement -has
been made by any number of tho men
in that college to support him. Ho Is
a freo lance. There Is a possibility,
he says, that another engineering stu
dent may yet get Into tho running.
It was stated last night that James
Harvey, captuln of tho 1909 football
elovon, who has been prominently"
spoken of as nn aspirant for the class
leadership, had positively decided to
be content with watching other stu
dents fight out tho campaign and not
to be swept Into the political whirl
pool. Robert Gant, whom rumor also.
has connected with the senior analr
aB a willing BnrkuB, announced last
evening that ho had not made up his
mind yet about becoming a candidate
N, P. Peterson, formerly curator of
the university herbarium, has accept
ed an instructorahlp In the UnlverWty
of Louisiana, at Baton Rougo, and wilL
leave for the south next Wednesday.
This has mado necessary several
changes In tho botanical staff. Q. N.
Lamb, 1909, nowva laboratory assist
ant, has been transferred to the her
barium to take his place, and Mljm
Ingram haa been tran8ferred to Ihe
Faculty and student members of
tho Graduate club. who wish to secure,
soata at tho banquet In tho Temple
Friday are requested to .get Ahem ' at
once. Over twenty tickets had been
sold yesterday afternoon. It la an
nounced that the affair will bo strlqt-
,.y informal. Members are urged -to
'bo present" nt G o'clock. The banqupt
will bo sorvecl at G:15 o'clock. It will
XI to atteiuPthplr meeting; - '"
PIONEERS AT TEMPLE
NEBRASKA EARLY 8ETTLER8
IN ANNUAL GATHERING.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING
Allied Organizations Hold Sessions
and Hear Addresses on Topics
of Interest in Early His
tory of the 8taite.
The men who made Nebraska "his
tory and thoso who aro now Booking
to prosorve It mot yesterday In the
University Temple In their annual
session and discussed In reinl
nlBcenses and In addresses tho hap
penings of forty, fifty and sixty years
Many members of the two organiza
tions, the Nebraska Territorial
Pioneers' asBoclatlon and the Nebras
ka State Historical society, attended
the annual mooting of their Individual
societies and tho Interest In tho pro
grams scheduled was very evident.
Albert Blackbird; grandson of tho
Brent Chief Blackbird, and OtlB EIIIb,
born In Nebraska In 1842, were among
the principal oarllest residents of tho
Btate who were In Lincoln yesterday.
Dr. Georgo L. Miller, for many years
a leading citizen of the stato and a
serving the facts of Its history, pre
sided at the meetings of the historical
society nnd A. N. Yoat fulfilled like
duties ns president of the pioneers'
The meetings yesterday opened with
a general meeting of the pioneers In
tho morning at tho historical Bocloty
rooms In the library. Here two hours
were spent In viewing relics and ox
changing remlnlBcenBes of the early
times. At 10:30 the annual business
meeting of the association was held
In the Temple, nt which A. N. Yost
delivered the president's address.
Miller Agsln President.
In. the afternoon at 2 o'clock tho
historical society met for a business
session and listened to reports of the
various officers and committees, all
of which, showed the work to bo pro
gressing well. The election of officers
resulted In the re-election of Dr.
George L. Miller of Omaha as presi
dent and C. S. Paine ns secretary.
Dr. Miller haa beon nn especially
influential member of the society for
many yoars and haa done much in the
collection of material for tho. publica
tion of the Morton history of the
state, a work which Is entirely out
side of tho work of the society and
yet one wlhch, has tho. actlvo aid of
the organization. Robbry Harvey and
Professor C, E. BesBoy were eleotcd
At5:30the-membor8 of tne. pioneers!
association; and a few special guests
assembled at tho New Windsor and,
treated themselves to a sumptuous,
bnnqnot. General Jacob H. Culver
presided as loastmaster during tho
after dinner period and called for
short addresses from a number of
thoso present. Tho talks were largely
of "h reminiscent flavor and tho underr
current of feeling told .much of the
hardship and dangers undergone ' by.
tho early settlers of the then .terri
tory of Nebraska. It took hardy
pioneers to settle tho region then little
more than a wilderness of prnlrlo, but
men of this calibre came from the
eaa't and occupied the land w.hlch had
heretofore been Jn undisputed iiosses-
slon of the Indians. Then came hard
ship and trouble,1 during which the
soyeilty of tho climate vied with the
terrors of Indiana and of f amino iu
mnklng tho settlement of the now
country difficult. But the early Ne
braskans stuck .to the soil and they
JANUARY 14, 1909
have lived, in part at least, to see'
tholr offorts amply rowardod.
Last Evening's Meeting.
Following tho banquet, the last
mooting of tho sesalon was held nt
tho Templo with oddrosBOB by 8. C.
Bassott and Robort Harvoy. Mr. Har
vey spoke on tho "Battleground of
Ash Hollow," and recounted In an In
terestlng manner tho story of tho
trouble with Indians which led to that
It was In 18rR that a lieutenant of
tho United StntoB army' statlonod at
Laramie was assaulted .by 1,500 -Brule!
Sioux Indians after a provocation
which has yot to bo justified In tho
minds of many people familiar with
the facts. Tho entire command of
forty Boldlora waer massacred and tho
Indians then made for sqfety. ,' Gen'
ernl Harney at onco or do red a pursuit'
and in September he located tho refu
gees In a pocket In tho hills north
of tho North Platto rlvor, near Bluq
Water river. This was Homo ten mlloH
from Ash Hollow, a famous land-mark
at tho point whero tho old Orogon.
trail met tho north fork of tho Platto
river. Tho United States soldlord
gave battle to tho Indians and liter
ally cut tho .command to piecoBi
Largo numbers wore killed and thq
rest were scattered. The battle was,
the largest Indian engagement within
the borders of Nebraska.
INTER-FRAT BOARD IN MEETING.
"""" Frat Meet on February 12.
The inter-fraternity athletic board
mot last evening in Dr. Clapp's office.
The question of the dato for tho lntori
frat meet waa brought up and tho
board voted to hold tho meet on Fri
day evening, February ii. In tho
Armory. This meet was originally
scheduled for Saturday, January 30i
but owing to tho fact that a basket-!
ball game with Kansas was later1
scheduled (or that evening, the inter
frat mcot had to bo postponed.
Tho question of holding tho meet
in the city auditorium waa discussed,
but voted down.
A committee of five members, in
cluding Davis, Rathbono, Greonslit,
Campbell, and Ewlng, was appointed
by tho. president to confer with the
non-fraternity committee In fDr;
Clapp's , office this morning at elevon
o'clock. These two committees .,wlll
arrange for tho events of the tw.o
nieela and also d.ecldo upon tho acor
Ing of these events. It Is probable
that at this morning's meeting the
non-fraternity men will decide upon a
date for their meett
CAP COMMITTEE GETTING BU8Y.
Juniors Are Giving Orders Now for
The junior cap committee has com
pleted all arrangements for gqtting
class caps and will commence taking
orders for them today. The cap Is a
dark blue with letters, in gold, om
brotdered on It. It Is built in tho pop
ular "bull-dog" style", which baa made
the greatest hit that has come out in
many seasons. Tho caps will bo so)d
at the same prlco-as-Ia-charged for the
regular headgear without the numor
als. Tho price la '.sb cents. All, mem
bers of the committee have beenaun;
puea wun receipt uoukb. vn uiu pay
ment of 25 .cpnBjthey wll order caps
In any size desired. Only those caps
which havo beqn .ordered' wljl bo jnado
up by the store vand It wiU'.bevJmpos
sjbloto secure. papa unless thpy are
ordered now. At tho price which is
being asked there ,1s no profit, for the
merchant wjio Is; accomodating tho
cIobs by handling tho orders. Tho fol
lowing, men aro taking orders: Carl
Hutchison, Ezra pittorllnp, Fred Hoff
man and Frank W-heeJock,
E. E. Richards, Law '10, is absent
from the university owing to a slight
Indisposition; " '
Price S Cent
BOOK IS PROGRESSING
WORK ON CORNHU8KER COM
MENCE8 IN EARNEST.
STAfF HAS MANY NEW IDflS
Will Seek to Give a Record
Work of the University
All Lines During the
During the last few days. tho Corn
hiiBkor office In tho basemont of the
AdinlnlFtrntlon building has boon one -or
th6 busiest plncoB on tho campus.
Flual pinna fpr the 1000 Cornhupkor
havo been completed and tho actual,
work of gotllng out tho book Is now
In progress, if prosont Indications
can bo rolled upon tho book this yoar
wllj bo larger and covor the work of
tho university more thoroughly than
has ovor boon done boforo.
Afore poetry has already boon re
celved by tho Cornhuskor manage
ment than tho total amount In last
yoav'B book. BoBldeB tho pootry
which haa been rocolved, a number of
good short ritorlea havo been wrltton.
A lurgo number of cartoons' have also
New Departments Added. .
For tho first time In tho history of
the Cornhuskor the Stato Farm win
take part In tho publication,, of the
annual, -Recently n largcT mass meet
ing of students waa held at the farm,
and enthusiasm was worked up. Tho
senior class, to show Its Interest In
the work, voted to havo the Individual
pictures of tho members placed In the
book tho snmo as the jdcturos of tho
other seniors in the university.
For thp first time tho 8chpol .of
Music, the new School of Pharmacy
and- tho Teachers' Collogo w.111 tako
part iu tho work. Tho engineering
school will this year havo representa
tion Boparate from that of tho indua-. '
srlal college. , .
Many New Features.
Tho editors declnro that many nqvel '
featured aro to bo Incorporated In .the
1900 annual, but undoubtedly tho most
striking will btf tho calendar, '"This
will l)o mado of unusual Interest" this
year by tho fact that It Is to be 'fully
illustrated nnd many of the Ulustra- .
tlons will bO comic In their nature. It
will show In a striking manner the
happenings of thQ year and thp fat
that It 13 to bo illustrated will make
It many tlmcB more effective.
Nearly all the most important
events of tho past year ore to bo per
petuated by means of pictures la tho
annual, Not only have good pictures.
been received of the competitive drill
of last year, but also of Sneak day,and
Ivy day and the senior broakfnst which
was held this fall.
The editors are making every effort
to hasten the taking of pictures at
Townsond's. , Many of thorn hava al
ready oeen taken, but as tho engray
lng is to be dono - in .the oast, it a
necessary that' all Individual picture
bo in by January 16th'. a new design
has been worked out for the setting
of the Individual pictures which pVom-s
Isesto bo a great success. ,
In ,past cars .It. has- been the aim .
of ' tho Cornhuskor .staff topresonta
plcturoof the. .university arid its actli-
ties. yhj8jyear, tlje Cornhuskor staff
haajlu ,yle.yr ii more far,-reachlng. aim.
Syiiijejthoy vlll ye a, picture of the
university as it' is, they scekr fathor
to record, tho work of tho university
during, the past , year in permanent
form. If this aim is carried, to, a suc
cessful conclusion if will make tho
Comhusker of more value than merely
as a rec for seniors to take away,,
with them, ' '
Vour 'car fare would, pay for a nlc
lunch at The Boston Lunch. Way
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