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Vol. VIII, No. 138
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, THURSDAY, MAY 6,-1909.
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SENIORS PLANT IVY
ANNUAL EXERCISES OP' RESPECT
FOR ALMA MATER.
GREGORY AS IVY DAY ORATOR
MASTERLY ADDRESS ON "IDOLS
year.,. with exceptional prettlness and
was considerably moro elaborate than
In the punt. The girls participating
wore: Mattlo Woodworth, Kdlth
Grimm, .Myrtlo Hudson, Holqn Gruy,
Gertrude NollBon, Edith Kruckcubergr
Viola Bnrns. Constance Syford, Fern
Loot, Marguerite Burke, Augusta
Hurnesbergor, Bobbo Holcombo, Evn
Arnold. Anna Kuthke, Laura McCoId,
IDOLS AND IDEALS
LOUIS GREGORY, IVY DAY ORA
TOR OF CLASS OF 1909.
GIVES A SCHOLARLY ADDRESS
Class Seng by Miss Viola.. Barnes,
Poem' by Miss Constane' Syford,
and May. Pole Dance by Girls
ofthe Senior. Class.
MISS BARNS WRITES CLASS SONG
Composed for. the Class of. Nineteen
Nne by Member.
Tho clnsB song rendered yesterday
by tho graduating class was written
by .Miss Vloln Burns. .Miss Barns Is
a Vendor In the department of English
Pleads for Right Thinking- as the
Basis for Right Acting Course
of Man Always Onward
As a piece of scholarly work and as
a presentation of (loop thought the
literature, a Phi Beta Kappa and a oration delivered yesterday morning
With idear weather lending Its aid
to a program or Interest and excel
lence, the formal planting of the Ivy
with accompanying exercises yeater
day morning was an Impressive ovent.
Before a crowd of Ave hundred uni
versity students President Hills of
the Kcnlor class planted the green
emblem at. the cast end of the admin
istration building after an address by
Louis Gregory and the rendition of
the class poem and class song. Follow
ing the plnntlng of the ivy .the Mny
pole dance was executed by girls of
the senior class.
The morning program opened with
the rendition of the class song, com
posed by Miss Viola Barns. Chutr
nuin J. F. Coupe briefly reviewed
the history of Ivy Day in Introducing
Louis Gregory, clasp orator. He spoke
ot the establishment of the custom
in 1901 and of the growth of the
institution since that time. Iast yoar
the exercises were extended to cpver
a whole day and tho significance of
the ee'ebrntion was correspondingly
The Class Poeni, .
M Iss .GoribtatvJtejayford Ipljpwed ihtt.
; formal Ivy Day oration with a read
ing ot the class poem, which was her
own composition. Ross W. Bates
then presented the university with
the gift or the cmss of 1909, a stone
drinking fountain to be erected In the
center of the campus. He declared
that the giving or the gift was In
spired by no attempt to repay the
'university for what she hud done for
the givers. That could not he done.
There were, however, two motives for
their action. One of these MWas partly
selfish the fact that It would bo a
source of satisfaction to the members
or the class,, as "Old Grads," to se$
their class numerals Inscribed upon
some memorial on the campus. The
second .motive was the desire of the
class to express 'In, some manlier, how
ever Insufficient, lis gratitude for tho
favors" done and the esteem of Its
members "for tho friendships formed'
In tho university.
Mr. Bates, declared that lio foR
most pleased to contemplate tho foun
tain, which Is to be tho gift of tho
class, as a Fountain of Youth. He
chose to believe that In future years,
when the class members dream of the
good things that thoy had beei ah
most too busy to rightly appreciate,
they might grow young In heart and
live over In memory .the events of
their university life,
Response by Barbour. ' .
,Professpr Barbour responded on be
hair of the university In accepting
the gift of the class. .'Ho declared that
tho university faculty unlforriily fojt
glad to see npw students c.oino ,ln and
sorry tp.soo the old ones leave, Ho
said y at they .appreciated' thoroughly
anything 'whloh the graduates mlglit
leave behind which tended tp-cemoht
the ties ; whjqh bound thorn to, thelv
4ilma tfiater, '
After the planting of tho Ivy by
President Hills the annual. May polo
dance: was rondored by girls of the
claBs, Tho dance was executed this
Kappa Kappa Gnmnm. .Miss 'Constance
Syford, author of the class poem
which was so well recelvod yestor
day, Is also an assistant in the Eng
lish literature department..
The song or the class of 1909 fol
lows: (Air: "Adelphl School Song."
The weeks swlft-glldlng soon must end
Our stay within these walls,
Where four long years, In Learning's
We have beep faithful thralls;
Soon forth together we shall fare.
Yet in our youthful prime,
When fields are green and skies are
A grave yet hopeful time.
Ench one among us hath his quest,
Eacli one doth seek' his Grail,
A wandi rer lonely he becomes,
His courage dare not fail;
Some press on toward the hall of
Some delve In Learning's store,
Some weary, frightened by defeat,
May fall and seejwiio more,
What- 'mntter though the beckoning
Beyond 'us still remains: '
Strive on! Who longest soeltest it;
The highest honor gains
Quiet and calm are not enough
To yield.) tho happiest life,'
Each soul shall best come to Its own
Through struggle, toll and strire.
by Louis Gregory, Ivy Day orator of
the class or 1900, was generally con
ceded to stand In a place by Itself
as compared with other Ivy Day ora
tloiiH heard in recent years. The ora
tion was listened to by a large crowd
and took about twenty minutes for de
livery. Mr. Gregory spoke on tho
subject "Idols and Ideals," and his ad
dress was in part as follows:
"We should commend tho action of
the class of 1901 that gave us thla
seaeonabto custom or celebrating Ivy
Day. It affords us" an opportunity ns
students to give formal expression to
our high estimation of our Alma Ma
ter and to consider tho chief things
for which we are Indebted to the uni
versity experience. As a symbol of
esteem, we plant the Ivy. The char
acteristics of this plant represent our
pleasant recollections and dee) affec
tion. As the vine grows year by year
and, searching each crevice, climbs
higher and higher, at tho same time
trending until It embrncos'tho whole
structure In a tender but expansive
and enduring clusp, so will our appre
ciation .Increase with the years, grow
ing purer In character as it becomes
stronger and broader until it en
shrines the old school In a reverent
love, making of it n pure and high
COMPANY B HOP FRIDAY- NIGHT
Popular Military Dance at Walsh Hall
May 7, Evening.
The annual nop given by Company
B of the first battalion will be held
Friday evening at Walsh hall. The
dance Is under the chairmanship of
O. L. Olson and the committee as
sures that It will bo , one of. the
coziest affairs of the season.. It will
be the first hop ' given this year at
Walsh hall, which was last year a
popular place of amusement andtl)e
attractive parlors and other -acces
sories aro being counted upon to
draw a good sized crowd.
Company B Is the. only onoToT tho
five companies of the first battalion
to give a hop. This company hns hold
a dance for a number of years and
It has always., been . one .ofr.thjQ inost
popular of the university; dances.
Some difficulty In securing a date this
year delayed the hop, which has us
ually come earlier in tho year. Tho
commltteo In charge of tho dance Is I
6. L. Olson. It. y. Queal'jind 1. g
Bratten. The prlco of tipketa has been
placed at $1.00. "
H. O. Pony,. 1910; .fc the jarslty
broad jumpqr and,' caplaln. of; nojet
year's basketball toam, was attacked
with a fainting spell' on the campus
and was Injured very severely. When
Mr. jgorry waB attacked by this spell
lje'fojl and struck his forehead against
the, Iron railing near the i library,
which, caused a very sovero injury',
Aftora fow minutes' work ho Wa'iK'O?,
stored to" consciousness and at pres
ent ho Is, desplto his injury? feeling
l,llttlo effects of this sudden attack.
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"Broadly speaking, man Is governed
by two general classes of mental
forces which wo may conveniently
and, as I shall attempt to show, fitly
call his idols and his ideals. I will
classlfiy as Idols all those agencies,
physical, mental, Visible,, through
which man permits hlmsolf to bo gov
erned ignowntly or maliciously, uiuong
which custom, credulity fear and sel
fishness are tho chief. As Ideals, I
will group those Influences that move
men to action through tho operation
of reason, controlled by fulth In good
and governed by generosltyT courage
"An Idol is simply a falso god
something without real power, but to
which man gives dominion and power
over himself by ascribing to It that
power. Tho Ideals of a man aro his
highest conceptions of duty or of de
sirable achievement, over kept 'in mind
and actively striven for.
"Tho word Idea is synonymous with
Ideal In its principal nuoanlngs. In
accord with this thought Is tho state
ment of Lord Blackstbne, 'Thqughts
are deeds, and may bo crimes.' To
'the same effect is the Shakespearian
aphorlBm.-'Thero's nothing either good
or bad, but thinking makes it so:'.
The actual (importance of thoBo men
tal stimuli In determining tho ac
tions, course, persistency of tho In
dividual cannot bo overestimated.
not going to act rightly now nor next
week nor any othor time, .unions' ho
changes his thinking and his mental
Btandnrds. 'By. 'their fruits fyo shall
know them and nctlbns aro fruitage
of the thoughts. Bnd habits are tho
result of continued wrong ways of
thinking, distorted views of lire.
"Ench person Is a builder In tho
realm or mind, either consciously or
unconsciously, and ideas are the ma
terial with which he works. Ever
one Is constantly creating some men
tal object, -whether- he wills It or not
ror he can no more stop the work
than he can keep from thinking. In
the'' unsleeping activity of mind wt
are lncc?snnt workers upon the struc
tures or thought, and the products ol
our mental activity ore either IddlB
or Ideals, according as our thoughts
aro bad or good.
".Metaphysicians say that tho men
tal Is the real and Indestructible,
while the innterlnl Is a transitory
mnnircHtutiou or the mental reality.
Practically all agree that the mind
concept ante-dates the physical mani
festation and Is the force that de
termines tho kind and character of
tho ninterlal apocalypse. The mental
concept Is the plan In accordance with
Which the material product is formed.
"'Who builds no castles In the air,
Builds no cnstles anywhere.'
Dare to Build High.-
"Duro you to build ns lofty on ideal
as your soul can conceive and live
It? IT you so dare, then no Influence
nor any combination or opposition
can prevent you from accomplishing
results or unmeasured good to your
self and unending benefit to humunlly.
Even if tho goal be Iobh than per
fection, or If the work fall short of
exact accomplishment, still the Ideal
1st will find his reward Is fully In
proportion to the faithfulness of his
effort and the effectiveness of tho
work In, exact relation to the height
of the animating purposes.
"Youth Is rightly called tho Idealis
tic period or lifo. but, In contradls
Unction, age too frequently Is 'wedded
to Its Idols.' Too often those who
grow old are loud by short-sighted
selfishness, purblind superstition and
on bonded knee worship tho Idols of
the past nor presume to lift Inquir
ing eyes to the Imnges they burn In
cense boforo. Youth, with undlmmcd
vision and uncowed mind, dnros look
upon tho ropulslve forms of the, Idols
of tho pnst and present and ropolled
by the sight seeks something bettor.
Searching with honesty and diligence
ho cannot fall to find transcendent
models, worthy of reverence and emu
lation; the trouble comes in tho fail
ure to follow in thought and deed
the concept attained. Tho dlvlno
spark that anlpintes man knows
neither rest nor retrogression. Most
fo'rtunatq ls ho who realizes early
that no matter through what vicissi
tudes he passes, his course is oternal
ly onward and. upward.
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fAST TIME AT MEET
1NTER;CLA88 ATHLETIC CONTEST,
WON BY JUNIORS.
THE INNOCENT ANNOUNCEMENT
JUNIOR8 ARE SELECTED FROM
AMONG CROWD BY 8ENIOR8.
Senior Society Carries Out Novel
Ceremony In Making Public Its .
Election Prof. Laurence
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With Ideal weather to do Its part
In making the meet a success, the
lntcrclnsB track meet, held yesterday
afternoon was witnessed by a largo
crowd' and resulted hi fast tlmo bolng
made In ninny of tho events. The
award of the meet was given to the
Juniors as the score showed that thoy
hud made the largost number of
100 yard dash First Heed; second,
Wlldman; third, Swanson. Time, 10
220 yard dash First, Powers; sec
ond, Alexander; third, Fordyce. Tlmo,
110 yard dash FliBt, P.opo; second,
McGowan; third, Rlppoy. Time, B4
880 yard dash First, McGowun;
second, Trump; third, Anderson. Time,
1 mllo run First, Bates; second,
Stancllffe; third, Baker. Time, 6:416.
2 mile run First, Batos; Tallon.
Pole vault Tied. 10:0 flipped.
Points IliiBHol, Davis, Graham.
Hammer throw First, Collins; sec
ond, Chain; third". Potrashok. .Dis
tance 127 ft. 2ij Inches. . ; '' '
Sliot put First, Chaloupkn; sec
ond, Fleming; third, Temple. Distance,
IlV ft. 51 Inches.
Running High Jump First, Graham,
second, Hamol; third, IIusboI. Height,
& ft. G In.
Running broad jump First, Mup
sou; second, Graham; third, Hummel.
Distance, 21 ft., In..
Discus First Collins, second; Churn;
third, Temple. Distance, 113 ft.,2
120 yard hurdles First, McDonnld;
second, Flack; third, Russol, Time,
220 yard Hurdles First, Russel;
second, Landers; third, Flack. Time,
2G 3-5. -". "
Tho following elections to the So
ciety of Innocents were announced, at
From tho class pf 1892 to honorary
membership.: Chancellor Samuel
From the class of 1910.
Dalo F. McDonnld,
Samuel A. Mahood',
I ..waiter a. -wonson. i
Wilbur A. Jones,
John S. Elliott,
.Right Thinking. .
"The man, who thinks right habitu
ally will not, act wrongly oven under
pressure, He may sometimes act
wlthput deliberation but his notion
Will ' be essonllally rlgh.t. The niau
.who thinks wrong, who harbors
thoughts, of envy, hatred, roven
passion, dishonesty, or wickedness
The classes in Floid Geography will
make their Milfprd excursion, Friday
and Saturday of this week, leaving FrK
uujr evening, oaiuruay ioronoon tno
expanses along, tho Blue river, will-bo
studied and In the afternoon tho class
wiirs'tifdy the giaclal materials JrTthd
rallorad Vcuts near pleasant bajo, All
intending to go, should -report at tho
departmentpf ; geography-ut .'once. , .
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Ralph S. Mosely,
Harry O. Perry,
Louis H. rinrto.
James Aloxander Chine.
Robert EVje Campbell,
Glenn It. LeRoy.
Roy U Nelson.
Just preceding tho announcement,
the Innocents, clothed In red rpbes,1
went; through Xo crowd and tapping"
tho choices from tho junior class on
Jlio sliouldor, marched them to tho
platform adjoining Inchlnory linil,
fThere tho pld and, now Innocents went
upon tho platform. Tho' list ofnow
members was re'ati, Pr8f. Laurenco
dossier tliqn gave, ix shbrt m'ddrqss,
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