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LORIMER AT CHAPEL
NOJED ACTOR 8PEAK8 ,BEPORE
LARGEST CROWD OF YEAR.
Of fERS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS
DECLARES A COLLEGE EDUCA
TION VALUABLE TO ACTOR8.
Emphasizes Weed of More Romantic
Spirit "In Modern World, and Says
That .He .Keeps It Prominent
In His Work.
The Interest which tho stage has
or Je university ltu.d,ent was .strik
ingly shown when tho largost crowd
of tho year turned out to hoar Mr.
jyrlght Lorlmor, leading man of tho
Shopherd pKlng company, at convoca
tion yesterday morning. Mr. Lorlmer
spoko slowly and with a forceful man
ner that4eft a deop improsslon upon
hte hearers. JIo .declared .that he
came with nothing definitely planned
to Bay, -but -his talk was so. filled with
tho practical wisdom that comes from
a llf iOf .petite experience that those
Who ;b.eaj( thlm wore given a keen in
sight Juto, what .his lifo had boon and
w-hat tho life of an actor means.
Without any set spoech Mr. Lorlmer
at first told briefly of his life and
experiences .and then, declared that -ho
would answer3 any questions that
thoso in tho audience cared to ask.
.ultejiinber took advantage of this
pffer .'aftd .several Important questions
were discussed by .Mr, Lorlmer.
From Different World.
"I come to you from n different
jvorld," declared Mr. Lorlmor, "from
a world as different from yours as two
jyorlds can be, and so I feel rather
Jike a stranger among . you. r The
player is (Stranger, a wandered , with',
no home.' -Ho lives In a world of thoj
unreal and in his efforts to make it
real he must bo caroful or ho will
loso -this balance upon the jpractlcal,
"I am .feeling in a serious mood
this morning. I feel that I can talk
to you of tho question in which we
arc all .interested, the question 'of -how
to make &. success of lifo. Lifo is
really a , very, .serious proposition; it
was always so with mo. At ton I .was.
left an orphan with no ono to care
r-."B J wnt to eollege with, ,qjly
fifty, cejuta Jn my pockets tofpayfJmy
expenses, and 'waB forced ' to finish
the regular four years' work -In. three
years. Earning' my own living during
pils time, I found that life waB a
seriouajprppositlon. I have -found it
Jo oven on the stage, for I was forced
to cojjjffience at the bottom!" ' '-
Questions Are Asked. ,
-. t (h)B ('point Mr. tLoijImqrgavo an
opportunity -for any ono. in the" audi
etice (to ask. questions ithatdo8rqd to.
Do yQUillko. the stage?'' .was the flra't
question. "Qulckaa a flash joamo hac
the answer: "I lovo It. I love the
work.jPlflsworlc. I TLoUIdgorjntp
pi3W ese , f I- did nqtjjJKe it, :fpr,
f beHeyethat ,no ono .can, dp good'
WorTche lioos not lovo(t" j c ,v r
Mr.Iibrlmer.wa"s then, asked, MWoul'dv
ypuJAig a person :to Jko ion' the
markahjo and exceptional abljjty I:
should say.no. Unless ho has such
quaflflcaUoBfl lie can hardly.' expect , to
succeed ifotiUIs ;Work. $Qjpvpfi
actor ,jnemust have a wonderful And
iwculiar.Aaturo, i,and the nuro; pf tho'j
profosalpn makes' the player. almost
unuiqr' auyiaing eiso."
Value, of College Education
Mr, Lorlmer was then asked wheth
er sor not he-thought acolijogo educa
tlon eiljbefpr an actor. He. re
piled that ib a great' actor it would be
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1909.
nn advantage but oven thon It would'
not bo bo much a bcnoflt In his public
life as a boneflt through tho training
and tho discipline that it glvos. Ho,
declared that tho real benoflt In a
collogo education enmo not from what
wob loarned but from tho training
that was acquired.
Jn concluding his talk Mr. Lorlmor
declared that tho thing that was
needed In life today was moro of tho
romantic spirit Tho world today, from
one end to tho other, ib grasping after
things to satisfy self, for woalth and
honor, and all tho romanco of lifo 1b
crowded out. We neod moro of tho
romantic element of life Xo maKo our
solves and the world bettor," declared
Mr. Lorlmer, "and In my work I seek
to ke,ep prominent and picture the ro
MERCER GIVE8 LAST ADDRESS
Y. W. and V. M. C. A. Will Give
Banquet at 8t. Paul's.
In IiIb Inst address at Nebraska on
Wednesday evening Jn tho Tmnplo
Thoatro, Mr. Mercer will toll the story
of his life. Mr. Mercer Is a man who
has sounded all the depths. After
spending $100,000 In various forms of
dissipation his father disowned hlm.
Later he descended so low that his
old college chum and Iraternlty broth
er kicked him out of his Now York
ofllce. Mr. Mercer's story will contain
much of the life of tho underworld on
the Bowry, of which he formed a part
in his early manhood. Mr. Mercer has
been actively employed during his stay
at tho university. Before ho leaves ho
will have visited all of the fraternities
in tho school. In his visits he speaks
to tbo tmen on tho evils to which the
unlyorslty man .Is prone. .Last night
ho spokq at the State Farm. After
leaving Nebraska'he will go to North
Tho Y. M. C.' A. in connection with'
the Y. W. C. A., will give a banquet ftt
St. Paul's on April 3, to which every,
one, whether a member of either or
ganization or not aro inv.itqd. The
banquet is given ( to furnish aphase of
university jure wnicn tney ueuevo nas
been lacking in the. past. It 1b to begin
aboutSojclQck ,andmany speakers
ot'Iifterest .have bqon secured ,ns .well
as good music. Plates will be sold at
M. A. Mahood, president, and J. L.
Dor Knuden; general secretary, will go
to Central City 'tc attend the college
Y. M. C. A. presidents and secretaries'
conference to .boiheld Mprch 26jto 29.
Losipg Side In Y. W. .C. A. Contest
iM&stJurn.isha tBajquet., j J
sides are working' hard to socure new
membors. Tio fact -t.iat atUie end
of .the yeek. Jho Jpsjgsldo muBt .fur
nish a banquet for the winners sudds
considerable intorest to tho content.
During, the early,part of thepa.mpalgn
the "Crea'm" side, had tyl-jjEp' , hei:'
pwn yvfi.y ibHt tjio n)qn)uor8 f -tjut?
"Scarlet" have Tecontly pushed ,iho
work so vjgprpufy2as to have a fulr
chance, oft sqf passlngjthojrcpmpetitor .
JTho standlngjit, present is: ''.aruet"
26 and 440ream'V29. jliilsmppeditoeloaQ
tho campaign' with an enrollment "of
140 new members.
Snunrnl mi t.i"f.Vrwn mnmhnrn rt thn
polt,a , Cjppma orprlty ,'vfeVe in the
city -Saturday to attend the ,Aunu
banquet of .that organization. Among
those f attending was tlovMiBses Lor
aine Cpmstook of , Omaha, Sarali
putsch pf 'oron, (Kan.f Jane Bun
and Alice Kennedy of- Fremont, an4
Able Stowartq Blair,
t UV,Y DAY, PROGRAM.
Ivy Day -committee meeting in iltf
106, Thursday, .at 1 ojdocjlc. . j
ACTS AGAINST T. N. E.
UNIVER8ITY 8ENATE APP0INT8
DRASTIC MEASURES EXPECTED
SENTIMENT OF PROFESSORS
Recent Carousal and Subsequent Dis
S,08U,;C8 Af fr Activities (of Pernic
ious Spclety Arouse Faculty
to Consider Question.
Stung to action by tho recent ca
rousal of members of tho organization
In a Llncpln hotel, tho univorslty sen
ate yesterday appplnted a compilttco
to consider what action shall bo takpn
with regard to Thota Nu Epsllon. Tho
committee, with Profosspr Howard as
chairman, is composed of Professors
Howard, tchardB, Barbour, Emorson
and Chancellor Avery. Th,es.p pro
fqssors will ,mcot within tho .next few
days and their report will bo present
ed at an early date.
Tho faculty action was taken at a
special pieotlng of the senate at 5
o'clock yesterday aftomoon. At that
time tho story of tho oxhlhltlon on tho
part of university students during tho
course of a Theta Nu JSpsIlon banquet
on the evening of March 13 was ro
tated to tho professors and other in
formation as to the character of tho
organization was laid boforo them.
Chancellor Avery naked that a com
mltteo bo appointed to consider tho
entire matter and this was done with
but Httlo discusBlon. Tho committee
was .Instructed to Investigate Thota Nu
Epsllon nnd the affair of March 13
In particular, and to also look Into the.
status of student carousals in general.
Severe Action (Likely.
The sentiment of tho professors
present at tho meeting was strongly
in-favor of drastic action 'against tho
T. N. E. organization and csneclallv
against thoso members participating in
itno Saturday night prgy, ,lt .is ex-
.pected that tho report of the commit
tee will bo decisively against further'
.tolerance of the .socket ,speety and It
jtnay even be retroactive in a part of
jib penalties. iUomucrs or tno tnc-
ulty ordinarily distinguished by con-
In .interfering with student affaird are
dlsppsed not ,to brook further -as,sult
uppn the reputation of the university
by a few students. Leaving tho moral
considerations entirely out of tho ques
tion, these men bellevothat tho 'Prac
tical Injury, to the university Resulting
from tho action of certain students is
fully sufficient to warrant severe re
It Is o'ntlrely within the power of
the chancellpr ,and Aoniitfi to expell
frpm the university all fe men, who
participated in tho Llqcpln hotel af
fair'. This .right .Is .given under tho
general .authority granted the .regents
and by tP1" delegated to' tho chan
cellor of suspending .students .guilty,
of anything bringing dishonor upon
the university. "With this in mind, the
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Bfiium vuuiiiiiiiuu .win uvi luiiy ' wiiuiii
Its rights if it VccommehdBthe 'dls
missal of those men' whoso names1
u.w iiiiuiru. -'jiuvj VT.Kt luiiuui ..n.v ww
nw 1rnrun . fPlinu irlll f.i41iAl fiomrA TlA
right of declaring membership in The
ta Nu Ensllon cause for expulsion, sub
jeet to the approval of the regents'
aiier mo 'aaopuon oi me reporc ,Dy
tho senate. " "
That tho niemb,ors of Thota Ju fEp
sMpn are, fully, .aware of Uio danger in
which tllrorganati.on BteudSjia evl
aenca fjoy peir irorts cunng tie
vestlgatlon. into tbelr conduct This
attempt to frustrate .tho invealigatlon
haB not bben 'onUroly confined to s(u
donts of thp univorslty. Cortnln prom
inent alumni of the univorslty, occupy
lug responsible positions In tho busi
ness world, havo Bought tho oar of
those back of tho antl-T. N. B. move
ment with n view tn nlnn flirt ufnnu hn.
ing tukon against the organization.,
tiiobo gonemon have UBOd various
subtorfugos ns cloajH for tiiolr lutorost
in tho society and havo shown fine
political sagacity In puling strings
lonamg to dtn;orcnt sources or nnti
T. N. E. sentiment.
EXHIBITION HELD ON FRIDAY
Western Inter-collefclate Meet Is Toj
Come to Nebraska.
Work is now rounding into shupo for
the gymnastic and athlotic exhibition
which Is to bo hold In tho armory, Fri
day ovening. This exhibition is to bo
given Tor tho benefit of tho gymnasium
As tho gymnasium toam is tho only
ono not financed by tho board, It is
nocossnry for It to raise funds by
moans of this oxhlhltlon. Tho pro,
cecds from tho exhibition will bo used
to Bccuro regular suits for tho team
and any surplus will bo dovoted to
making up tho deficit, if there Is any,
from tho'Wostorn Inter-collegiate moot
which Is to bo held hore April 17. Con.
Bidorablo oxpenso will follow from hav
ing this meet nt Nebraska, as it will
be necessary for the univorslty to
flurniBh all of tho prlzos, consisting
of medals and cups. Noxt year this
meet will go to Minnesota and in sue
ccBsivo yoars to Chicago, Wabash and
Wisconsin. It will thon return to Ne
braska. Tho exhibition to be hold Friday
ovening is given by both tho men and
women and will consist primarily of
gymnasium work although there will
be a few athletic stunts. All of tho
work given will bo entiroly new, that
Is, It will bo work novor beforo given
on tho Nobraska floor. Reserved seats
aro on sale at Harry -Porter's, .tno Unl.
Book Store and tho Co-on.. 3fi ennta ho.
no- imfrwi rnM -... ,,i r i .i r
for general admission. .TJje exhibition
in v. .r.,1. i i r. - ."T""
in the,,past has provon ,to bo a popular
event at tho university and all of tho
reserved section sold beforo tho event
J was pulled off,
Tho program has undergone. consid
erable revision since last published
and is printed as vorrected below: '
Opening fancy march and wand drill
by fjrBtvyoar gymnasium class. vUnder
direction of Mr. C. E. Hoopor.
- Boxing exhibition,; six" two-minutd1
bouts by tho following pjcked.mombera
or the boxing class: ,V. Jtosenburg,
Joe BurkerL.J. Nlfloy, Earl C. MqKeo,
u. iiaruer, t. v. Taylor, D. M. John
son, A.. Froitag. JJnder .the jdirection
of Messrs, .owtt apd .Post.
Cpntestpn .parallel bars byttb.Q gym-i
a. IlPlsb .plght-bpd rool-rby young
women pf tio pormal tralplng Jclass,
In pjiyslcal education, udor 'UfPctjqn,
of Ubs .Tpwno. b. Swprd dance, by
MIssHaitio Rollings'. l n' "
Apparatus 'work by tho men's first-
year gymnasium class, under tnefbl
pw?Sj leaders: j.,jo. Hooer, a;e;
TCirhHtlVfnn nf tAhaa nnd fannir fnnn
- MWpiM V .
ing, with short bouts by members 'oi
tbey8econd:year cIsbb, under the dlrecJ
J-on.oi.pp. wBDp. ,
Pancy w;an,d riH b,y vypung .women
of tho normal training course In phy-,
Bical education, under the yiVectlori" hi
MlBS.Qittings. ' i
Advancod .annaratua work by. mom.
. v ., ., l.il., r '--. " -vy.
HvB ui me Buvyuu year KymqaHium,
class, under tho direction "of dR
,Rolay;Race-rby teams from tho-flrst,
second and. third: sections of tho-flrst
year gymnasium 'class under 'the d
nltil, .111.1 TIi ' r fr T
Exhibition of fancy heavy gymnast
tics oy member Pfthe gyJSMastld
teapi pn pprizontsi vpars jaad ylng
a'ney ub swingingby D, C. Mitch
el. dantaiir nf tfift rcmnflatlo M ' ' I
Championship 'IhteVTiise relhy race
-.between ,the (frbfMa aad Jiailo?
Price 5 .Ocpf.
CHOICES FOR SOCIETY
INNOCENTS HAVE NEW METHOD
WILL TAKE PLACE AT 4 O'CLOCK,
RAIN OR SHINE.
Junior Whp Have Been Elected Will
Be Taken ,Fr,om Cr.flVfll tp vlat.
form, W(,ere Jty Will a
Innoconts, tho sonlor socloty of tho
University of Nobraska, will publicly
announco its choIcoB from tho Junior
class on'.Ivy day this spring in a now
way, a radical doparturo from the old
TIiIb year tho corempny .attending
(tho announc.oinont of tho cholcos to
,the sonlor socloty will bo started at
4:30 o'clock o'n tho aftomoon of Ivy
day taking placo at tho atato farm,
whero tho annual gamps and rpgra.m
for tho day will bo carrlod out by tho
senior class. At that time tho Inno
cents going nomng tho crowd collect
ed at tho farm, will pick out tho par
ticular thirteen Juniors who have boon
previously selected for tho society
and will collect them at tho spoakor'a
platform whore they will receive tho
official notification of tholr oloctlon.
N,Pip;evlous News. ,,,
j.N.0 hint .or .word of. any klndwllbbo-f
given out regarding tho election .until
tho ofJlclni annpuncomont ls.madoon
the platfprm at tho stato.farm on Ivy'
day, )In prpvlous yoa,rs thp riows of '
the .olectiqns has leaked out early on
Ivy jDay, and even woolen Jn advanco
of that day. This' voar no word will
-bo convoyed to any of, tho JunJorB.whp
hnvnhnnn afrinntorl nnrt'fho mi'iMoi' will
hayoTjoon .selected and thp,m:tt"er jvili
bo 'kept" a secret nomng tho present
tonocent-s -until 4:3.0 p'cloek Npn.th
Hiiuruuuu vi ivy uay, ' ' X l
,xjurtug mo nmo aovotea loinoi in
nocents' jcororaonyfjiho -othey part of
tho "program fpr the "day r-wiu'bo
stopped .in prdor tp allow ttho ;crpwd
to witnoss.tho nqtiflcatlon-jofithehlr
teen Juniors who havo been oloctod to
.thoJ.fourth-year7gQclety.. t .r,?
Tho announcement of the olections
will bo made at 4 o'clock on the after
noon ot Ivy Day no matter hatklnd
of wpatnor provallsv ,If' thero""b'orafn
It .will go on Just as thpugh tho
weather were clpmpnt.
The now custom, is Introduced to
add dignity and lmpressiVonesVtb tKo
Innocents' election. Heretofore the
public announcement has been made
at a time of day which was pot known
to all the university public. V
iTo HoldjEach tyar.
The membership . in the Innoconts
numbers thirteen men, who are 'chosen
from the junior class oa.eh 'spring.
These thirteen studest are slot chosen
becauso of any certain fraternity af
filiations or class achievements. JTfo?
may. bo selected because of spmo pre
eminent qualities-which may ''be -tri
umph in athletic, 'executive ability,
arhlAvnmnrit aff a. snh'nlar nrl'lairtor.
ship in other ?ays. Ko bouni rules
are iaia aown ior tn quwHwauons,
but only tho best men who staid out
as leaaers in -.neirciass sw wno
have proved their worth , durtiig (he
three years of '"the college career aro
the ones who attain 'to -taadcefcts.
-The custom -iaaugttrated this year
will bo followed out by the Meoeedlag
ijMOciaU eaeh year,
ajgeqehft jrifr JMgm JBMrm
Breaa, lee, uoswsi- ijvhbi.
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