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Vol IX. No. 105.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLNi WEDNESDAY, MARCH J3, 1910.
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CONSERVATION OF RESOURCES
AND STATE DEVELOPMENT.
GOVERNOR ISSUES PROCLAMATION
Delegates from All Over the State
Will Convene In Lincoln March
29 and 30 Will Discuss Top
les of Interest to State. .
The Nebraska State Conservation
Congress will convene in Lincoln
March 29 and 30. The question that
will 1)0 discussed will all deal with
the natural resources of the state and
the discussions will be led hy meri
who aro well qualified to talk, on their
subject and who have had experience
in dealing with the problems ol the
state. The questions are live ones
and aro of vital Interest to everyone
in the Btato.
One session of the congress will be
dovoted to"a discussion of the subject
df good roads. Itoad overseers and
county commissioners from, all over
tho stato will bo in attendance al
the .automobile clubs will also send
delegates. The proposition of making
good roads for less money will be dls
cuBsed. The idea will be advanc6d
that good earth roads could be made
with half of the money Chat is now
spent if that money was well spent.
ProfesBor Georco It. Chatburn is
prosident of the good rpada commit
tee and will preside at this session.
Discuss Water Supplies.
Another session of the congress
will be dovoted to a discussion of
healthful water supplies? In a recent
tour of investigation It was found that
tho water supply of a largo number
of Nebraska towns was very unhenlth
ful. The investigation disclosed ' tho
fact that a largo percentage of (he
disease in the state was caused by the
poor quality of water consumed. The
question will bo discussed by oxportB
will bo fully Illustrated. Dean Bur
nett of tho agricultural college will
preside at this discussion.
Professor Q. BTCondra will lecturo
on Nebraska conservation problems.
.The lecture will bo outlined by lantern
slldeB. Professor Condra has n'flno
collection of pictures illustrating tho
different problems in Nebraska, and
his lectures will prove "highly interest
ing The congress will-in -no - way
consider the Balllnger-Plnchot contro
The ofllclal call for this congress
was contained In a proclamation is
sued by Governor Sliallenberger on
the 5th day of. March. The following
will be delegates:
All olected state ofllcers and heads'
All elected county or towiiHhip of
ficers. All olected city or village officers.
All officers of stato organizations.
All editors and publishers.
All ofllcers of- banks, mills, elevat
ors, creameries, farmers' institutes,
county fairs, colleges and high schools.
Together with appointed delegates
100 by the governor.
CO by the state boml of agriculture.
50 by tho state conservation com
mission. 50 by the chancellor of the Univer
sity of Nebraska.
10 by each mayor of city or village.
10 by each commercial club, board
cr trade or grain exchange.
10 by each railroad operating with
in the state.
10 by the South Omaha Stock Yards
f from each township by the county
Inasmuch as there will bo fifty uni
versity students appointed as dele
gates to this congress, it should be
of great Interest to tho student body.
The students of the university come
froin all parts of the state and this
congress will deal with tho problems
that concern all parts of tfie state.
PHI BETA KAPPA DAY
- v EXEBCISES YESTERDAY
FRESHMAN-JUNIOR DEBATE THE
A LARGE CROWD. IN THE (IIAPEL
Elections to Three Honorary Fraterni
ties Announced One-sixth of This
Year's Class Elected to Phi
and different remedies proposed. This
question is of the utmost importance
to tho c
NO MORE "SNEAK DAY"
Phi Beta Kappa Day was- colebratnd'
yesterday with appropriate exercises
In tho chapel. Announcements wo-e
made of tho new members of th-j
honorary fraternities Phi Beta Kappa,
Beta Kappa Nu and Dolta Sigma Ilho.
Preceding this the JuntQfs and fresh
jueiipartlcipated In the linal struggle
for the InterclasB debuting championship.
Chancellor Avery presided at tho
exercises. Miss Hazel Kinsolln of the
senior class . rendered a piano solo,
Chopin's Polontiso In A flat. Chan
cellor Avery then Introduced, the first
debater. The junior team was com
posed of W. M. Wolvlnfeton, A. It.
Raymond and A. M. Oberfolder. Tho
freshman debaters were Bruce John
son, T. B. AndrewB and Horace Eng
lish. The question was, "Resolved,
That the fifteenth amendment to the
United States constitution should be
Professors Caldwell, French and
Judge Hastings acted as judges. S. P.
DobbB served as tltiiekceper. The
judges' balots were unanimous In
favor of the negatlvo side, which was
upheld by the juniors, Kaeh- debater
had two speeches, the first consisting
of fine, minutes direct argument, the
second of two minutes rebuttal.
The opening speaker of the fresh
men, upholding the affirmative sldo of
tho resolution, was Bruce Johnson.
Briefly he summarized tho provisions
of the fifteenth amendment. He cited
tlzens of tlo state and the
t of thlB session of tho con-
1 be noted with intecest all
over the Btato.
Thq libvolopment 8f northwestern
Nobraskd win, bo tho subject under
discussion at another session of flie
cpngress. The utilization and recla
mation of tho sandhill land will bo
one of tho most important topics dis
cussed. Tho dried-up lands, the rough
lands, and tho alkali lands of the
northwestern part of tho state will
como up for discussion. In this con
nection talks will bo made on dry
farming. It will bo shown, that this
method is destined to bo of great im
portance to tho farmers of Nebraska.
' Tho contrast between grazing and
agricultural interests will bo 'brought
out. The Increasing importance of
agriculture will be discussed by prom
inent weBternfarmers. They will toll
of tho decroaso in tho amount of -land
used for' grazing and the reasons for
Tho maintenance of soil fertility In
tho rich agricultural lands of tho state
will also be discussed. In cqnnectlon
witb this subject tho subjeci of crop
Rotation will be discussed by some of
tho heading agriculturists of the state.
Professor .Pugsloy will lead the ad
dresses on this subject Regent
George Coupland will preside at this
Seed Corn Problem.
One session, of, the congress will be
dovoted to tho seed corn problem.
The stato finds itself without good
seed corn. This Is mostly due to tho
fact that Nebraska farmers have been
pareless In testing out the- .com' thoy
havo used for seed.- The principal
discussion In tthls section will bovby
Pr'nfflflkor MontKomerv 'This lecture
"Senior Outing" Title of Reformed
"Sneak Day" Is now a part of dim,
misty past. At a class meeting held
yesterday noon Chancellor Avery ad
dressed tho class on the subject of
''Sneak Day." Ho advised that tho
name be changed to "Senior Outing,'
owing to some criticism wblch has
been aroused by the former name.
The details .of the "Senior Outing,"
as the day will henceforth be called,
are practically the same as those of
tho former "sneak day," with the ex
ception that tho faculty will all bo
notified of the day and tho seniors
will be excused from classes on that
day, Tho underclasses will hot nave
any knowledge of tlio date of tho out
ing. Tho chancellor In his address
to the class expressed himself as in
sympathy with the outing, and wished
the class to make it a thoroughly sue
CHICAGO GLEE CLUB AT TEMPLE.
Were Forced to Answer to Numerous
Tho University of Chicago Glee Clqb
appeared nt . the Temple Saturday,
night under the auspices of tho Uni
versity of Nebraska Glee Club. A
full house greeted the club and were
excellently entertained with song and
Instrumental music. The club con
tained about twenty members. Mr.
Johnson was very well received witb
his violin solo, and Mr. Stark-proved
himself an artist on the 'cello.
The club was always forced 'to an
swer to at least two encores; A pleas
ing feature was'the University of Chi
cago songs they sang. They also
rendered the "Cornhusker" as tjielr
This - lecture opening number.'
the reasons for the adoption of such
an amendment ns being aii outspoken
desire of northern people to punish
and thereby humiliate the southern
ers. In a concllatory statement, he
granted that some few negroes have
struggled to thbTront; that there are
seventy or eighty remnrkably Intelli
gent negroes, but ndded that of these
few bo was not speaking, but rathi
of the 40 per cent of the entire United
SlatcB negro population that aro abso
lutely illiterate. In no uncertain
tones ho said that the right to vote
is not an Inalienable right but a grant
ed privilege, tho exercise of which
was denied to all those .perspns who
have not sufficient nblllty to compre
hend tho true value of American' citi
zenship. " K
Tho opening speaker for the Juniors
In behalf of the negative side of the
Ibbuo waB W. T. Wolvorfon." He con
ceded tbe right of tho states td regu
late voting, but hotly-objected to the
contention that the fifteenth ' amend
ment forced tho peopje to permit, of
negro-suffrage. Ho argued thaf "peo
ple were not crying tor any ropenl of
the settled amendment and conse
quently did not advocate tho revoca
tion of the fifteenth amendment be
cause this amendment is a constituent
part of the negro's freedom. It es
tablished a precedent by declaring
that no person shall be denied' suf
frage because of race, color or pre
vious condition of servitude.' In quo
tations from a decision handed down
by Justice MHller of tho supreme court,
he secured authority for his asesrtlon
that the thirteenth,, fourteenth and fif
teenth amendments to tho constitu
tion of tbe United States aro united
Mr. Andrews' was tho second speak
er for the affirmative. The main cop-
i luiiiuu uuiuiivcu uy ii I ill wjih luo inl'l
that tho negro is not capablo of vot
ing Intelligently. Ho aired a bollof to
Jbe effect that-4hoquoBtIon-of-Kitffrngo-
and the question of freedom aro two
entirely different Isbuoh not depen
dent upon each other. In conclusion,
Mr. Andrews argued that tho negro
has dorio nothing for the cnuso of free
dom. To substantiate this allegation
he citod tho reconstruction period In
boss, also the actual oporatlon of tho
governments of sovornl of tho negro
republics. Ho nsscrtcd that tho dis
franchisement of (ho negro 1m expedi
ent for two reasons: First, It would
remove nil Bectlonnl feeling now exist
ing, and, second, it would obviate the
now apparent necessity of violating
tho constitution of tho Unltod States
by throwing out all negro votes at tho
Mr. Raymond, the second speaker
for the nogntlvo, based IiIh entlro ar
gument on one contention, that be
cnuse of the educational and property
qualifications the negro is n compe
tent voter. He also gave a brief his
tory" of the negro's educational career,
Incidentally proving tho marked ad
vance of the negro since the onact
nient pf the fifteenth nmendment. Be
cause of tne stipulations In the fif
teenth nmondment, he accused the ad
vocates of tho affirmative side of the
proposition of a deliberate attempt to
discriminate between tho negro nnd
white man because of a mere color
Horace English concluded the argu
ments of tho affirmative and laid par
amount stress upon his contention
that the south will not permit of
equality between tho blnck and white
rnces. Ho acknowledged that tho law
allowed the negro suffrage, but held
that in so far as practice would not
tolernte of tho same, the law was a
mbro dead letter and a disgrace to the
statutes, To enumerated the effects
of the negro's franchise ns Insolence,
Vanity and-nnlmosltles. He advocated
thpjt the cause of all theBo evident ef
fects be removed by withdrawing the
prlyllege which the negro could nut
proporly exercise until ho ntalns a
ON CAMPOS YESTERDAY
h. a. wood, d. f. m'donald and
gH. Hansen stricken.
AUTHORITIES UROE JVACCIrlATWM-
Chancellor and Dr. Clapp Desire All
Students Who Have Been Ex
posed to Be Vaccin
ated at Once.
Owing to the fact that throo cases
of smallpox woro discovered in .the
univorxjty yesterday, tho chancollor
and Dr Clapp aro requesting that all
those who can possibly dVso, or who
havo been oxposed to tho infected
students, should bo vaccinated at
once. Tho three cases woro discov
ered yesterday. One of Uicbo has
boon on the campus attending classes
for a wook.
' ir. 'A. Wood, D. F. McDonald nnd
Geo. H. Hanson aro tho students who
aro now' under quarantine nt tho proB-
ent time. H. R. Wood has boon on
the campus for -n week since con
tractlng the smallpox. The other-two
students havo been attondlng practi
cally no classes since they wore taken
If tho disease should spread or glvo
any indications of doing so a general
vaccination will have to be resorted
to. At present, howovor, tho chancel
lor nnd Dr. Clapp aro requesting that
all students who havo been oxposed
to the disease and have not boon vac
cinated within tho pnst two years, bo
vacclnnted at once. TIiIb should bo
done before the EaBter rcce&j as
there is danger of carrying tho infec
tion over tho state.
Every precaution is being taken to
prevent further spread of the disease,
and if the students will coply with
tho chancellor's request It is bblloveS
that all dangor of tho spreading f of
smnllpox at Nebraska can be pry
Mr. Oberfelder, tho last speaker for
the juniors, 'held that tho repeal of
the aforesaid fifteenth amendment
would be dlBnBtrous to the negro
would bo disastrous to tho south
would be fatal to the union now exist
ing In tho whole nation. He pointed
out as the Inevitable results of such
a proposed measure,' first, tho revival
of tho old sectional feeling still
smoldering in cho 'breast of every
true 'southerner, and second, the be
lief that the south would disfranchise,
the negro nt the least provocation,
but it-such were the case they would
never consent to recognize pr exer
ciso their old practice of accounting
tho negro population and apportioning
them for political purposes, according
to this census. , , f
After the decision of the judges," had
bfien announced, Chancellor r Ayep
rend the elections to Delta Sigma
Rho, tlo honorary, dobafln'gfraternfty,
Judge Hastings then read the names
of those winning Bota Kappa" Nu
bonors. He also announced tho three.
highest standings in tno iresnman law
class, winners of thcPound prizes.
Fancy Step In Gymnasium Caused.
Some troublo has recently been en
countered by the Instructors in ' the,
women's physical culture department.
The course in fancy -dancing Is whatt
caused 'the difficulty, , .
It seems that in.the course of their
gymnastic career the co-eds are sup
posed to take, work onBlstTng , of, a
few fancy dancing stops. r It so nap-,
poned that q certain young lady bad.
serous . objections to any Kind of
'dnncipg. Of courso on entering the
gymnastic .classes, sno was not com-,
pelled to dance' becauBoof,herr objec
tions. But 'she believed that what'
was wrqpg 'for Tier .was w.rong for her
JJnder tbis impression, sho took the,
matter before the .facultyi Now the
idea, of anything wr,6ng In, trto lnstrup-,
tlon hFjlioJadfes'. gymnasium does
not .seem tp Ijavo entered the minds
of the, faculty up to. the time of tho
The chancellor1 then- Int'rbduced tfro: complaint,' and consequently thoy had
foBsor M. M.t-Fogg0 who, in i short talk notv investigated, nor oven sepn the'
gave ,tho hiBtory of Phi Beta Kappa
fraternity -and the, basis on which this
year's elections were niade. About
one-sixth of this year's class bad been
elected. Ther highesT'qverage.. was a
little oyer,' 94 "per cent. None were
below, 85, This, is grading- an at
05 por cent- . ,,-.
. Professor Fogg then presented the
vice-president of 'the .fraternity, .Pro
lessor Lawrepcp Fossl'oiy vJio ead the
names in tho.abBejice .of Secretary
tou,t. , v - '
Baked beans, baked on tbe.premlse
and served , hot with, -delicious .brown
bead, 10c. at Thn Boston, JLunch.
exact method, of Instruction pursued
in tho gymnasium ror some time,
'WJien -the complaint of the , co-ed,
reached their ears they at once took '
steps to see if.lt vas justified. They,
appointed a committee to look Into
the matter. The committee .conse
quently sot a tlmpi for the, Investiga
tion. ' Wheji .It- arrived they lined
th'eniselye pp In solemn- array and
fequestqd the Instructor to jporform
the 'ajleged obnoxious dance before
them. This . the instructor willingly
did. Tho investigating committee, afj
ter a moment's" respectful sllepce,
wlthdrewiV The:chrfie8e ground-
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