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Vol. VIII. -No. ii7.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, TUESDAY, MARCH 3P..1909.
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NEBRA8KA GRADUATE MAKES A
SAVES BIO WOOD-PULP WASTE
GEORGE FRANKFORTER, 1886; THE
Former Nebraskan, Now Head of Min
nesota College of Chemistry, An
nounces Discovery of Great
Value to Industrial World.
What 1b considered to be a discov
ery of great importance to the Indus
trial world hnB been announced by
George B. Frnnkforter, dean of the
college of chemlBtry of the Univer
sity of Minnesota, and a graduate of
the University of Nebraska In the
class of 1886. Professor Frankforter
declares that he has perfected a
method by whltih tho by-products of
American, trees can bo utilized as
wood-pulp, -tho resulting economy be
ing Immense. t
Dr. Frankforter asserts that his dis
covery moans "that 'the United States
will produce a hundred times a much
wop.d pulp paper as was believed pos
sible, and thai -every cord of fir
lumber Will yield, $10 profit on by
products alone. He says that an ex
perimental plant will bo constructed
, In the west this summer and that
larger plants will bo immediately
added. Two final patents, covering
the ' processes Involved, have Just
A New Process.
The perfected processes consist of
talcing small pieces, of waste woo.d or
sawdust, laying it on a stool' incline
over a furnace and subjecting it to a
chemical process of distillation. Car-
bon blBulphate, or gasollno, is poured
over tho sawdust, dissolving tho tur
pehtino'and I'osln which pass off as
ga's into a coll of pipes loading to n
tank. Tho process is similar to ' the
distillation -of sugar Wood pulp rc
' mains froo from pitch and sultnblo,
it is assorted", for the manufacture ot
paper. The existing method of dis
tillation -left tho pulp in tho form of
The common method of distribution
leaves the pulp in tho form of char
coal chemically of little value. Dr.
Frankfbrter extracted ffom. one cord
of Norway pine, worth $7.50, turpen
tine worth $41 and -wood pulp worth
'$39, or a yeild of $0 from $7.50 worth
of raw material.
Walking -one dayin 1897 through
the pine woods, of- northern, Minne
sota, Dr.. Frankforter noted an old
'stump, which gave outntio'dor riot
lnllku that of -ordinary turpentine: He
. ftbok rn. ,plecp pf the Btump bnck.tp
i tho xinlvorslty and began to experl-
-' .inont. Within a WeekVlio hit upon
tho pre'sont process, which later he
'perfected at", am small, oxtforlnienfal
". j)lnnt qrected near his homo.
' A Nebraska Graduate. '
.1 Pfof., Frankforter lsa gradudto of
'the University of Nebraska, of the
ola!s of 1886 Ho came ""to5" tho uni-;
vreslty from Itoca. After graduating.
'hero tie 'pursued advanced studios in
it-, ' .
Germany, and, returned to tako ,the
Jilaco ,pt assistant under Prof. H. r H..
.Nickolson. Shortly aftoi Ills' return
Hio ya called to tho chair ,qf-;chem
-istry'vTn'tho University of Ilnriesota.
Kf islast visit' to Lincoln rwas a -few
vyears ..ago when Ills mothof was
;iuiu icu ui iiuifU.1 lyLi.Liiui, uiuu wj,, iuiu
Ihiavfrlendahoro of his new process
6f sayin'g; 'valuable 'product frpni
Btunfps, and other pirtlons1' oftrees
Mhat ordinarily go to waste He uq-
greAt value, bV did not at thnt time
mention Its importance In connection
with the wood pulp Industry.
SENATOR BURKETT TO 8PEAK
Nebraska Politician Will Address
. Senator Elmer J. Burkett will ad
dress a special convocation of uni
versity studonts at ll a. m. tomor
row. Senator Burkett has Just ar
rived' In Lincoln direct from Wash
ington, wliero he has been in at
tendance upon the extra session of
tho sixty-first congress. -
Senator Burkett will speak on "Tho
University Mnn In PcHti-Ht" Mr.
Burkett Is himself an example of
what the university graduate may do
in politics. Ho received his degroo 'in
189JJ and has since that time been
steadily rising In tho political field.
It is to Mr. Burkott's credit that ho
has built up one of the moBt com
pact and loyal political engines ever
soen in Nebraska politics. HIb ad
dress will undoubtedly be full of
good advice to prospective politic
ians. TO HOLD ORATORICAL CONTE8T
Students' Debating Club Will Start
New Line of Work.
Tho studonts debating club has de
cided to hold an oratorical contest
Saturday evening, April 17th. Deiln
lto plans lujvo not yot been made, but
if posslblo gold and silver medals
will be awarded to the winners. Mr.
R. E. Waldo was mhdo business man
ager of the affair at the last meeting
of the club nnd will give any informa
tlPn that may be desired to those
who are Interested.
At the meeting of the club Satur
day evening the subject, "Should tho
Legislature Pass the Carnegie Pen
sion?" was debated. After a brief
dlscussipn of tho question .by a form
er mqmber of tho society Mr. John
Paul of Wakefield, Nob., tho discus
sion of the question was mado .gen
eral and nearly all, present took part.
UNIONS DEFEAT PALLADIANS
Basketball Game Closed With a Score
of 37 to 4.
In tho basket-ball game between
tho two literary societies hold In tho
university armory Saturday night the
Unions defeated the Palladlans by a
scoro of U7 .to 4.
Tho Palladlans como to tho game
confident of victory and, until tho bo
ginning of tho second half, seemed
to hold tholr own. The score at
tho end of tho first was: Unions, 5;
Palladlans, ',). In tho second hnlf,
howovor, tho' spring wns taken out of
tho Pal's play and tholr oppoilonts
rolled up field, gpals In rapid order.
The guarding done by tho Unions was
exceptionally good, only a fov times
plyjng their- ppponents the ball. No
llolfV'goalB were mado by the Pallad
lans, a miss being scored at pvory
'attempt.'' 'Thoifthrbo 'scores 'In the
first and, one In tho second wero
gained, from tho free throw mark.
Cornhusker Office To Be Filled Next
f-. Thursday Mornina..
WJth th,o ..choice pf tho managing
editor of the 'Cornhusker by the jun
ior class , next1, Thursday,, morning
," 4.iui.. ..'.in V i.t:- J.Uu .!.'
uiudb jiuuiiua win yu UVUl Willi 1U1
,thp, semester, ThrepXcandldaJesljWere
jpresent to tho class at tho last meet
ing, but! as 'nobody had majority jbf
tho, votes past' the whole matter yraa
postponed until next5 Thursday. " Tho
threo , aspirants fov -tlip ppslticm are
.ili Scotnoy," Mr. Whooloclc and Mj.
Sy'ford., ,, J ,-..' r ' ;
According to present plans tho re
port of 1 thdk social and .constitution
dommitteos will bo heard at thq sanfc
BEGIN PENNANT RACE
ALPHA THETA CHI AND BETA
THETA PI PLAY TODAY.
LETTER MEN POSTPONE ACTION
"N" Organization Will Be Formed at
Meeting To Be Held n Temple
at 5 O'clock Thursday
Tho big pennant raeo of tho Ne
braska fraternities will bo stnrted to
day at 12:30 o'clock on tho baseball
lot at Nineteenth nnd Vine streets
with Alpha Thota (Mil and Beta Thota
PI aB tho opposing teams. Those
OroekB aro representatives of (ho
west division of tho league. Tho
opening game of tho season should
have been played last Saturday be
tween Phi Delta Phi and Phi Kappa
Psl on the euBt sldo, but the contcBt
was postponed at tho request of tho
Tho contest this afternoon Is ex
pected to go seven innings and to bo
hotly contested. Both tennis nro re
puted to be strong this spring nnd
should open tho chase for tho rag In
a blnzo of brilliant play, such as us
ually characterizes the work of tho
Greeks on .the diamond.
A complete schedule of all the
games in tho inter-fraternity league
Is published elfiewhero In this paper.
It calls for tho playing of tho final
game for the' championship on Mny
111, by which date the champions of
each sldo will have to be selected or
else thero will be no pennant given
for the winners of the final.
"N" Meeting Postponed.
Owing to the lack of ntteqdnnco
at tho meeting of tho "N" called for
yostorday afternoon the organization
of a letter society was postponed to
Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock In
the University Temple. At that time
the formation will take place., It Is
hoped by the men who aro pushing
tho now society that a largo crowd
of the athlotes of tho university who
have won tholr letters will be
It is proposed to make tho "N"
men's organization a society for ole
vatlng the value of the letters won In
representing tho University of Ne
braska in the various sports and at
the same time to cultivate a fra
ternal spirit among these samo men.
A neat badge-or pin of some sort
will bo -adopted as an insignia of tho
association and . will bo.worn only, by
tho athletes who have been success
ful in' getting a coveted, cornhusker
secret. Its rules, constitution nnd
business will bp kept secret and out
siders will bo barred from any par
ticipation in Its meetings or doings.
Is. To Be Big Thing.
It is believed that with bucIi a
society for the studonts to "look for
ward to that tho value of an "N"
will bo greatly enhanced and that a
keener Interest in university nth-
lotos will result therefrom. Thp best
athletes and professors of tho uni
versity nro backing tho formation of
tho new association "arid it Is suro
to succeed In every way .and. to Jlyo
as long as the cornhuskers aio par?
tlclpants in, the, world, ot. college sport.
A meeting, of tho track men which
vaB, called -lor thjs morning,-n. 41
o'clock, in the Momorlal hall has been
poBtponecJ, , owing (o the. absoneo qf
Dr. . Clapp from tho city, to chapel
hour on Thursday, tho place' of meet
ing being designated as the" samo
that was named for tho gathorlng for
this morning." Dr.1' Clanri nnd Cantaln
McDonald ;deslro,to, havp ,nll of .the'
track candidatos In attendance! on
that day, for some very Important!
announcements will bo made that will
bo of Interest to all tho .men who
are ambitious of doing work on tho
cinder path this spring,
Dr. Clnpp is in Dos Moines today,
having gono thero yesterday to nf
tond a mooting of tho representatives
of nil tho colleges in the Missouri
valloy conference, called to dlscusB
rules and other things connected with
the annual "Big Seven" meet which
is to be held in Dos Moines on
TENNI8 MEN MAY RECEIVE "NV
Tournament to Choose. Men for Inter-collegiate
Tennis has boon added to the list
In which those, winning Intopcollogi
ato honors will rcceivo "NV This
stntoment was mado by Manager
Eager when Bpoken to regarding tho
proposed tripB to bo mado by tho
university team jluring the spring.
"N" men. in this branch of sport havo
been few nnd far between for tho past
.fow years but tho work Is bolng
pushed with renowed ititorest 'nnd
tciinls bltlB fair to asstuno a prom
inent .position In university nthicticB
Tho courts west of tho Library
building have been put in bettor shupo
than for BovornI years, and pfnetico,
which began this' wcok.wlll bo. bold
every day until tho close of tho
school year. A good bunch 'of mon
nro lining up for tho Work nnd tho
fact that "N's" will bp awai'dod 1b
expoctcd to bring out keon competi
tion. Sevorul trips will be made dur
ing the senson, ono of them to Kan
sas university. It 1b for victory In
.these contests, that the "N's" will bo
A tournament will bo held In a
short time for the purpose of picking
a squad of a dozen mon from 'which
tho representatives Jn inter-col I oglato
matches will bo picked.' 'Promising
candidates may bo admitted to this
squad from tlmo to time. This will
place tennis on a systematic basis
and bring it up to tho standard of
other sports at tho university. First
yoar mon nro .eligible' for this tourna
ment. Soveral promising candidates
have been dovoloped-in tho -fjr.oshmen
cluBBr.notably .Smith of Lxlngton, .who
went to tho finals In the Hastings
state tournnment; Robinson, ,dnd s'bv
orul Omaha mon.
Old men who are eligible jth,i.B year
aro Flowor, Erstino, Slaughtor, VRlch
oy, Rncoly, Calkins and Froydf,,vo
whom Flower nnd Rlchey -hold tho1
doubles chnmplonshin. A medal will
bo awarded tho winner in the univer
POPULAR .LECTURER.. FRIDAY
Lee F. Hanmer to 8peak on 8ubject
Spfcaklhg on tho subject,.' '.Tho
Functions of, -Playgrounds In Com;
mon wealths," Ieo. F. Jianmer of Now
York City wJll address, university stu
dents, and Lincoln citizens in Memo
rial hall at 8 p. m. next Friday. Mr.
panmor's address is under tho au
spices of tho Civic, Improvement
Lcngiio of Lincoln nnd the lecture hV
free to the public.
Mr. Hanmer, is field -secrpiar of,
tho Playgrounds'' assoolatip'n of
America. Ho devotes his entire 'tlm
to -tho discussion pf tho 'vajuo of play
and playgrounds ln , modern life. v In
thp talk Friday' evening,. Mr, Hanmer
will especially emphasize the rela
tion, pf play to character .building and
good citizenship, Local conditions In
Nebraska will bo dealt with. In part.
Mr. Hanmer iff supported by the
HuBsell Sago endowment fund and
is therefore no qxponso, to tlio com
munity. His stay In Lincoln ' Jb, ex
pected to have dlrec refpln
furthering the movement sjtarted for
I nlavcrounds in.. Lincoln.
AVERY WILL PRESIDE
.CHANCELLOR TO BE CHAIRMAN
AT INTER.CLAS8 DEBATE.
f RESIIIES JO CONTEST SENIORS
MINNE80TA WILL MEET NEBRA8
KA HERE NEXT YEAR.
Tryouts Will Be Held the First Part
of May for Places on the 8quad,
and Work Will Commence
' It W(w dollnltely announced last
ovonlng that Chancellor Avery would
preside nl tho closing Inter-clasB do
bate which Is to be hold on Tuesday,
April 0, between -tho froshmpn and
Tho contest will decldo tho clnss
Tho freshmen -havo nlroady ddfeated
tho sophbmoros nnd tho seniors have
defoated tho Juniors, which loaves tho
.contest betwobn tho, first, and fourth
yenr men for decision. Tho debate
,will bo hold In Memorial hall 'at' 16
o'clock, at which tlmo all classes will
bp .dismissed. Attor tho dpbnto. tho
announcement of cloctions to the-Phi
3ota Kappa fraternity will bo mado.
8chedufe Now Out.
Tho Bcheduio of tho Intor-cqllegiato
debates for tho coming season Is now
out. . Nebraska will dobato with Min
nesota at Lincoln and with Iowa at
Iowa City. Tho homo dobato should
bo of particular intorest next year,
as It will be tho first time that tho
Minnesota team has over appeared
on tho Nobruska platform.
Tho. question which will bo dis?
cussed has not ypt boon decided; upon,
but. a decision will bo reached, about;
April 1st. lijach school in tho Central
Dobatlng league Bends In a .llst of,
questions arranged In tholr order of
prpfercncq and tho, ono receiving tho
highest vo'to will ho the .ono chosen,
Jn caso thero should be a tio tho do
cision willbo left to Presldbnt Arthur
G. Ha'dlby of Tale. .l'-i-
" Begin W,ork Soon. . ..
-iW.ork . will , begin., about, tho imiddlp
otj, April Iny. tho. preparation' rfor
tho; .sprjng tryputswhichwlILbo hold
parly, in May.. .At,, the ftryouts. 1U Is
probable that only a. part, of tho team
y 1 1 1 bo chosen,; the .remainder being1
Ipf t to bo fill'od at the" fall tryout;
.Work-in. preparation, for .thoA Inter
.collegiate debates will' begin Immedi
ately and bp pushed .vigorously until
the tlmo of tho contests.' 1Iauy of tho
squad will work during tho summor,
as' lias been done In tho past, and
in this way u thorough understanding
of pve.ry phase of tho question will bo
gained. Tlijo two teams ;I1 jnot
themselves bo choson until a short
tlmo .befpro, the final .debates.
8TUDENT8 WANTED FOR WORK
A largo manufacturing, concern
from Minneapolis has appointed a
representative at tho university to
find students desirous,, of, .making
good money during tno summer va
cation.. , About fifty or ono 'hundred
students aro wanted. Fpv, Informa
tion,, write Pally Nebraska, W, R. 9,
Station A. .1 '
Thp members of 'the Black. Masque,
thpi senior glrlB' society) gavo a linen
shower Thursday, iMarcb. 26, at the
Kappa. Alpha, Thota sorority lious.o
for Miss MaiSel Van Andel, who Is to
bo maiTled Wednosday, March 31, to
Arthur Earth. .
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'la, that'served ai Tha 'Boston LUnoh.
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