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Vol IX, No. 95.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 1910.
Price 5 Cents.
DR. LEES COMPLETES
SERIES OF LECTURES
INTERESTING TALK ON PA88ION
PLAY FINI8HED YE8TERDAY.
TELLS OF CLOSE Of PRODUCTION
Underlying Principle of Play Discussed
'-'Abstract Turned to Concrete in
Presentation Hazy Worship
Turned to Genuine Sympathy.
somowhat hazy worship Is transformed
to genuine sympathy. Tho underly
ing principle of tho 'PaBslon Play' is
ovldont everywhere. Every great re
form experiences It because' tho world
will always give cheers then jeers.
The martyred prisoner of today be
comes tho ruler of tomorrow, whllo
humanity sleeps onward, unconscious
of the hand of fate."
WILL EMPLOY TWELVE.
FBATS ADOPT A UNI
VERSITY HONOR SYSTEM
TO CHECK CRIBBING IN EXAMINA
TION8 AND FORGED REPORTS.
GOVERNORED BY BOARD Of HONOR
Prof. J. T. Lees of tho University of
Nebraska completed his lecture oh the
"Ober-Ammergnu Passion Play" at
convocation yeBtorday. Professor Lees
had twice attempted to complete this
lecture at regular convocation and,
only by a mutilation of tho lecture,
was ho ablo to finish it today. Before
beginning the'ndvance part of his lec
ture, Dr. Lees gave a brief summary
of the preceding scenes of the play.
The portion of his lecture that ho de
livered yesterday consisted of short
descriptions of each scene of tho "Pas
sion Play," commencing with tho
scene whore Peter three tlmeB denied
his association with Christ, and cul
minating with tho ascension sceno.
Tho lecture yesterday was accompa
nied by stereoptlcon views -of tho
various scones, which gavo to tho oral
description n picture of tho actual
Ober-Ammorguan reproduction of this
Tho order and description of tho
Hcones-of thla,play.as given by Profes
sor Lees aro as follows: Tho first
scene, given directly "after the noon
lunch, opens with a number of people
chatting lnone of tho corridors of an
outer chamber of tho court. Almost
immediately after tho rise of tho cur
tain tho dejected Petor Is seen to
enter from tho far end of tho stage.
Then follows tho sceno whoro Potcr
three times denies any knowledge of
Christ. At 'this juncture Christ
enters, gazes upon Poter, but nays
R. A. Pierce to Have 8tudents at Gov
It. A. Pierce, who took his A. B.
and B. S. degrees In 1907, and a M.
S. F. from Michigan In 1908, is in Lin
coln visiting yesterday and today. Mr.
Plorco has been a member of tho for
est service for tho last two yoars, nnd
at present has chargo of tho rapor
tant operation of forest planting In
Wyoming, South Dakota, Colorado,
Nebraska and Kansas. He is recog
nized authority on forest planting and
has been recently glvon complete
chargo of the forest service at Halsoy,
Neb. This is tho largest government
nursery in tho United States. Tho
work there Involves tho yory Impor
tant afforestation of the sand hill re
gion of .Nebraska.
Mr. Pierce Intends to have twolvo
advanced students In forestry at tho
government nursery this Bprlng. This
will constitute somo of tho required
Hold work and will bo a good oxporl
once for thoso chosen. Ho Is also
looking for a competent forestry stu
dent to act as assistant at Halsoy and
to take chargo of the work for tho
Committees on Infringements to Be
Appointed to Determine Falsity
or Truth of a Charge
BIG COLLEGE MEET.
The following Bcono shows chrlst
beforo Pontius; Pilato, tho govornor.
How ho was asked, "Art thou tho king
of tho Jows, tho on of tho living
God?" and how Christ, at first answer
ing briefly, soon rofralnod from an-
sworlng and silently endured the
threats and tortureB of tho Roman sol
diers. How ho was dismissed by Pi
late as properly belonging under tho
jurisdiction of Horod, and how, upon
appearance before Horod, ho was stlg-matlzadt-as-.
aV'km'g' of fools," and re
sent to Pilato, to be finally condemned
to death by the' populus.
Tho noxt scene, combined with tho
one directly following, covers ono of
tho most pitiful and Impressive por
tlons of tho -world's hlBiory tho cruel-
flxlon of Christ. That terrible march
to Golgotha tlnrflold- of skulls; tho
Christ staggering undor his heavy
burden; tho fjfmzled mob, crying
"cfuclf y, hlni, crucify, him"; hear.t-(
broken Mary and Martha following
Christ; and last, tho actual death
Bcene with all of Its reality, graced by
tho dying words of Christ, "Father,,
forgive- them, for they know not what
thoy do." '
Following these enmo tho doscen-
slon, resurrection and ascension
scenes In their respective orders, all
of thorn adhering closely to scenes as
pictured In tho Bible. Then, Professor
Lees gavo a short summary of tho qn
tiro play Its moral teachings and Its
application to tho human life. In
part, ho said: "The 'Passion Play' as
glvon by the gentle folk of Ober-Ammergau,
Is wonderful. It makes tho
Christ live again; It makes him ab
poar as man beforo man, plain, simple
and unpretentious. Tho abstract turns
to the concrete, the complex to tho
simple; the cruel bufferings of Christ
become as human suffering, and oiir
Pennsylvania's Relay Races Are Bet
ter Than Before.
Pennsylvania's relay races promise
to bo bettor than over this year. Al
ready many of tho big colleges have
boon hoard from, and when tho pistol
starts tho first class race on April 30,
It is altogether likely that there will
bo hardly an absenfeo from either the
east or west. Reports of preparation
for this meet comes from art quarters,'
Last evening tho representatives of
tho twelve fraternities of tho univer
sity mot at tho Phi Delta Thota houso
and discussed the "Fraternity Honor
System of tho University of Nebras
Tho honor system as adopted last
evening by tho representatives of tho
university Is ono which has been dis
cussed by the members of tho faculty
for some time. Recently roprosontn
tlves from tho fratornitlos of tho uni
versity mot and discussed tho honor
systom at length. At 'fills meeting a
codo of honor, a constitution and
articles regarding an honor system
were drawn up.
8ystem Adopted. .
Those rifles were drawn up and havo
been approved by tho members of the
different fratornitlos. Last night thoso
rules and constitution were adopted
by tho members of tho fraternities
who were, present at this meeting.
Tho purpose of the system is described
in tho preamble to tho document. It
Is as follows:
"We, tho students of tho University
of Nebraska, membors of fratornltloB,
believing that the honor system as ap
plied In various schools of this coun
try has developed estimable virtues In
college men as well as lessened tho
crlbbjng evil, desiring" to do away with
tho espionage adopted on occasions by
university faculty men, and feeling
that In an honor system wo aro acting
well In accord with tho obligations by
which w6"b!nd ourselves WlroiTWOJolir
tho name of tho offender to tho proHl
dent of tho board. Tho president of
the hoard shall roport tho offonso to
tho commUteo on Infringements and
the conunlttoo shall within flvo days
report tho offenso to tho 'board of
honor. Tho board of honor shall havo
power to roport to the contmltlco. the
penalty for tho offense.
The punishments nrc severe onoilgh
to mako tho membors of the. student
body see that thoy do not violate tho
codo of honor. If tho offender Is
found guilty of tho first section of tho
codo ho Is recommended to tho chan
ccllor tor expulsion. If the second sec
tion of tho code bo vlolatod the of
fender shall bo rocommondod to Iobo
nil his credit In that course for tho
somestcr. Tho third punishment is
for repetition of tho violation of tho
codo. In this caso the offender Is rec
ommended by the commlltco to tho
chancellor for expulsion.
In all cases tho offender shall' havo
tho right to appear In person or bo
represented by a fraternity brother in
his defenso beforo tho board of honor.
In case tho board imposes n ponnlty,
such notion shall bo roportod to each
of tho fratornitlos reprcsontod on tho
board of honor.
SENIORS AND JUNIORS
WILL HE TONIGHT
TEAM8 EVENLY MATCHED AND
GOOD CONTEST EXPECTED.
WINNER WILL MEET THE fRESIIMEN
High 8chools Rapidly Cleaning Up
Preliminary Debates In League
University Professors Act.
Ing as Judges.
FIR8T CONTE8T TONIGHT.
so that, as for sovoral years past, It
will bo most propros.entatlvo. Tho col
lego championship races will bring to
gether tho very best runners In tho
entire American college world, while
tho speclnl ovents will glvo tho field
men, tho sprinters and tho hurdlers a
chanco to provo their worth when pit
ted against tho very best men of tho
country, both from tho east and tho
west. Last year ovor 200 teams were
on hand, and even a larger number
will bo seen on Franklin FleldNon tho
last Saturday In April. Moro colleges'
will bo thoro than will bo found at any
other two moots, whllo tho samo can
also bo said of tho school teams. This
.Is duo to the fact that but four men
"aro nocessary for a toanl, and oven at
.schools 'and colleges that havo but lit
tle money to spend on track sport, it
is often feasible to send a team to
thoso great sports. In many placoB
tho runnors aro Bent through popular
'subscrlptlomvthrougHout tho lnstltu-5
tlon. For several yoars somo ono or
other world's record has been mado at
Three Events of Gym Contest for "N"
Tho first of tho two gymnastic con
tests for tho university "N" given for
the nil around championship gymnast
of tho university will bo hold In the
gymnasium at 8 o'clock tonight. Ad
mission is free. Tho ovonts tried out
In will bo tho purallol bars, the side
horse and tumbling.
About April 1 tho second conteat
will be held. Tho ovents will bo tho
horizontal bar, tho flying rings and
TRY-0UT8 THI8 AFTERNOON
Indoor Track and Gymnasium Teams
for Future Contests to Be Held
Tho try-outs for tho indoor track
team will bo hold at 4 q'clock this
afternoon. Tho try-outs for tho gym
nasium team will take place at 8 p, m.
Both' try-outs will bo at tho gym
nasium. Tho, apparatus to bo worked
on for the gymnasium team will be the
parallel bars, side borso and tumbling.
All who wish to enter and try for a
placo pn tho teams can do so tomor
Your car faro would pay for a nice
lunch at the Boston Lunch'. Whj go
our sovornl brotherhoods, do hereby
establish and adopt this codo of honor
and prescribe theso regulations to
govern all fraternity men."
Tho constitution provides for a
board of honor composed of ono stu
dent of senior rank from each of tho
fratornitlos represented In tho Inter
fraternity council of tho university,
and ono momber of tho university son
ate. At tho first meeting of tho board
of honor a date shall bo sot for tho
holding of a second mooting at which
will' bo elected a committee of Infringe
ments. This committee shall be com
posed of three members of tho board
of honor and It shall ho tho duty, of
this commlttoo to determine tho. fals
ity or truth of any offonso which has
been referred to It by tho president of
tho board and determine which sec
tion of tho codo of honor the offense
The Code of Honor.
Tho codo of hononls ns follows:
1. It Is an action Incompatible, with
honor to cheat or assist In cheating at
any test or examination.
2. Any trick, iraud or false report
which contemplates credit Is dishonor
8. That It Is not a mean or unworthy
action for ono to privately apprise a
fellow student that such student has
boen detected In a violation of tho pro
visions of this codo; nor Is It amean
or unworthy action for ono to roport
to ,tho board of honor, as hereinafter
provided, any student who continues
In his Infringement of tho codo after
having been privately apprised of detection.
Tho honor system provides that
when a member of tho student body
has been apprised that ho is infring
ing on the first two sections of tho
code of honor and persists in doing so
the first student may' properly report
Dates Set for the Inter-class Basket
YeBtorday afternoon tho managers
of tho four class basketball teams mot
and decided that tho class basketball
games to determine tho Intor-class
championship would bo played next
Tho freshmen will play tho sopho
mores next Tuesday evening at 7:30
in tho armory. Immediately aftor this
game the junior nnd sonlor teams
would meet. Tho championship will
then bo held a week from Thursday at.
4 o'clock, tho winners of tho two pre
vious games to play at that time.
Professor Grummann's Work Appears
In "Poet Lore,"
Tho Poet Lore for tho months of
January and-v. February contains a
translation of Max Halbo's "Tho Ros-
onhagens,'' by Professor Paul H,
Grummann of tho department of Gor
man In tho University of Nebraska.
"Tho Rosenhagens" Is n three-act
drama, but recently from tho pen of
Max Halbo, ono of tho leading Ger
man dramatists of tho day, and said
to be'qno of tho greatest In German
t Tho translation was mado with tho
special permission of tho author and
has been copyrighted by , Professor
Grummann. It is said that tho trans
lation' is very excellent, ;keoplng tho
spirit of tho ,play and losing nono of
tho fine characteristics of tho drama.
Nearly the entire magazine is devoted
to Professor Grummann's work. As
tho magazine sells for $1.25 per copy,
it can bo seen that tho work has espe
cial merit or it would not appear in
The senior-Junior lntor-class dobato
will bo hold this ovonlng in tho music -hnll
of tho Tomplo at 7:30 o'clock.
This is tho Bocond of tho sorlos, tho
freshmen having won from tho sopho- '
mores last Friday night. Tho wlnnor
tonight will moot tho frcshmon for the
unlvorslty championship on Phi Bota
Tho sonlor tonm Is composed of J.
F. Ebort, H. F. Wundor nnd Paul
Yatos. Tho men who will composo
tho Junior team nrO A. M. Oborfoldor,
H. M. Wolvlngton and A. M. Raymond.
Tho question used In all of thoso do
bates Is, "Resolved, That county op-
tlon Is tho best moans of rogulatlng
tho liquor traffic In Nobraska." The
juniors aro to arguo on tho affirma
tive sldo tonight.
LaBt year the sonlor clnss'won their
first dobato but lost In tho finals to
tho Juniors. This year tho toams seem
ovonly mntchod and an Interesting do
bato Is anticipated.
Debates In League.
Several debates havo been hold late
ly In the Nebraska High School Debat
ing League. Tho first dobato in tho
central district was hold at Friend
Monday njght with Geneva. Geneva'
won by two votes to ono. Tho Judges
wore Prof. M. M. Fogg, Prof. EdWIn
Maxoy and Prof. Horman Churchill of
tho English department at Wcsloyan.
Geneva had the negatlvo of tho
league question, "Resolved, That la
bor unions nro, on tho whole, bono-
-flclnl;" Tho-Genovn-toam was-com
posod of Jesse Ertel, 'Bessie Curtlss
and Albert Held.
Friend's debaters wero Nolllo Mur
phy, Robort Proud fit and Augustus
Krebs. A largo crowd was in attend
ance at tho contest.
In tho northwest district Cbadron
defoatod Crawford Friday night at
Gordon also won a two to ono de
cision over Rushvlllo. Tho Judgos at
this contest wore SupX H. H. ReU
mund of Crawford, Principal Alexis C.
Hart of Chadron'.Acadomy and Rev.
William C. Holly of Hay Springs.
Cbadron, Gordon and Alliance, which
recently defeated Sidney, will pair off
for tho .championship contest of this
district, which was won last year by.
A number of the league debates will '
take placo this wook,
ROLL' WAS CIRCULATED.
A meeting of tho Engineering Soci
ety will,, be hold this evening at ,7: 30.
,' O. L. OLSON,
Membership Was Raised to Fifty
f Yesterday. " t
A permanent democratic 'club has
been organized and a membership roll
if now being circulated. About fifty
men from all departments of tho uni
versity signed their names -yesterday.
This Is tho first permanent democratic
club' that has ovor been organized at
Nobraska, and for that reason tho
students have taken a very keen in-
tereat in tho movement. President
Morgan anticipates that over two hun
dred students will have signed thojroll
boforo the? ond of the week, Several
members of tho club bavo received
letters from somo of tho leading dem
ocrats of the state, and they congratu
late tho students on the interest man-'
Ifested. A buslqess meeting of the
club will bo hold next Tuesday evening
In tho music ball of tho Temple,
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