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VoL X. No. 145
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1911.
Price 5 Cents.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
SARAH BERNHARDT AN
PROFESSOR CONKLIN TELL8 OF
COMING IN FOR DEBATE
DELEGATIONS ARRIVING FROM
ALL OVER THE STATE.
TO BE SEATED BY DISTRICTS
Dean Hastings To Be One of the
) Judges Short Sketch ot Each
of the Contestants.
', The ten picked delegates and their
accompanlng delegations, from all sec
tions of the state who will compete
tonight in Memorial hall for the Btntc
championship of tho Nebraska High
.School Debating League, began arriv
ing last night. The debate will begin
$harp at eight o'clock, preceded by
tnuslc by tho cadet band.
Tho visiting delegations will be,
'aoatod by districts. The members of
the High School Debating League
,Olub, composed of thirty-seven univer
sity students who participated In the,
league debates, and members of Ne
braska lntor-collegiate debate teams
will -act aa reception committees.
Tho ten speakers four In the af
firmative and six on the negative will
iave eight and four minutes each.
Tho exact question debated Is, "Re
solved, That tho policy of maintaining
the United States navy at its present
strength is preferable to the policy of
substantially increasing It." Dlller,
Atkinson, Sidney and Havelock will
support the affirmative, and Kearney,
Wymore, Broken Bow, Fremont, Tren
ton and Madison, tho negative.
Dean W. G. Hastings of tho college
of law will bo one of the judges to
award first, second and third honors.
Brief sketches of the district aspi
rants for tho chamlponship honors fol
low: William P. Ackerman, who repre
sents tho Havelock high school and
tho east central district was on the
Havelock team last year and was on
the team this year that defeated Dun
bar and won tho district championship
from Seward. He is a junior.
Claronco Eldnns, a junior In the Fre
mont high school, is in his first year
In tho High School Debating Club and
was seloctod as tho best Individual
debater in tho school, being a raomber
of the teams that represented Fre
mont last year. This year he has
participated in two debates with Blair
and in one each with Hastings and
Miss Lucy Jeffords, a senior in tho
Broken Bow high school, will repre
sent tho west central district. She
has been a member of tho basketball
team threo years; won second honors
in iho local declamatory contest; was
editor of tho school paper last year,
and odltor-ln-chlof this' year.
.Harrison Lino of Dlller, who will
Bpeak for the southern district, fs a
senior In tho Dlller "high school a Bon
of former Representative ahdxIrs.
W. C. Line. In scholarship ho-, ranks
high, and - is active, also- In -various
forms pf athletics. ., N
Ernest W. Moehnert of Madison will
represent the north central district.
He-is a member of tho senior class,
is taking tho normal training course,
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CAM1ILLE BROUGHT HER fAME
Little Is Known bf Early Life Her
First Ambition to Become a
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP DEBATERS, 1911, NEBRA8KA HIGH SCHOOL
William P. Ackerman Clarence Eidane, Fre-Ernest W. Moenert, Madi
son, North Central
East Central District
Elmer K. Nelson, Sidney
William W. Wertz. Tren
mont. Eastern District
John T. O'Connell, At
District ' .
Harrison Line, Dlller,
Lucy Jeffords, Broken
Bow, West Central
Victor Coulter, Wymore
Junius G. Oldham
ON NEBRASKA FIELD TODAY
That tho 1911 meeting of tho Ne
braska High School Athletic associa
tion will be an assured success is al
most a fact. Arrangements have been
made by tho local committee to the
minutest detail; in fact, the exact
time for each event is scheduled,
while instructions of promptness have
been issued to aovery contestant.
The meet will bo hold on Nebraska
Field at 2:30 p. m. A small admis
sion foe of 25 cents will be charged.
All ofilclals have been announced, in
cluding la. part, a great many universi
ty students arid professors. The first
call will bo made at. 2:10, the second
at 2:15, and the ultimatum will seund.
at 2:20, at which time every contest
tant is supposed 'to be ready.
For the benefit of high school prin
cipals and students a general, informa
tion bureau will be operated in the
armory Saturday morning. At this
time all starting instructions, tickets,
qualifications, etc., will be Issued.
The "dope" on tho results of the
meet Is the most uncertain that it
has been for years. Many enthusiasts,
believe that Omaha has the advantage,
although allies of "fork are equally as
confident of victory. It is certain thai
Omaho-'s defeat by York last Saturday
js no Indication of, a similar result
today. An observation of the "out-ln-the
state" material will reveal this
conclusion, for Omaha points may be
heavily cut by Ionb star athletesT In
this case It may bo easy for York to
pick off the plums while the others'
shake the tree.
Men with the best records over
made in interscholastic events will be
present Saturday. Some of them havp
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A full house greeted Professor Con
kiln at convocation yesterday morning .
and showed great Interest in her talk
on Sarah Bernhardt and, hor play,
"CamiUe." Miss .Conklln said that
Madamo UernHardt'was a groat char
actor. She is noted as a sculptor, she
has paintings In the Solon, and sho
has written' some very forceful arti
There is , much doubt as to tho
oarller part of 8arah Bornhardt's life.
Her p'arentnge was Dutch-French, anpl
It is thought that she was born In
Paris. There' are many stories con
cerning hor" early life, but nono of
thorn are vory authentic. There are
seven or eight houses in Paris which
nro pointed out as hor birthplace. At
the age of seven her uncle -with whom
she had been living, Bent Sarah to a
convont in Paris. She ontered, a very
shy, timid girl, and soon mado up her
mind that she wanted to become a
nun. However, her temperament was
unsulted to this aim. Sho was Inde
pendent, willful and had a high tem
per. Later sho changed her ambitions
to other lines and thought sho would
like to be a goat-herd.
It seems that sho was noticed while
in the convent by a duke, who was
friendly with Napoleon III nnd the
girl was sent to a conservatory, leav
ing: tbf consent at thoage of foHrteen,
There she took, two prizes, one in
tragedy and tho other in comedy. At
the start of her stage career there was
one great actress on the French stage,
Haschell, and everyone patterned
after hor. Sarah, for four or five years
did not make much of an impression.
But she was liked by tho students and
gained her first popularity in the
Odlon, In the Latin quarter of ParlB.
But it was not many years until sho
had all Paris at hor feet and ever
since anything she has undertaken has
been perfect In their eyes. Sho is
not beautiful nor graceful, she does
not differ from other actresses in care
ful selection of roles, and one might
question where she gained her popu
larity. Sho does not fit herself to the
role, but the role plays to her. She
undertakes any character. Some say
she does best in a dying role. How
ever, the play she has become best
known in is "Camille."
CamiUe is an abbreviation of - the
name of a flower, which a Jesuit fath
er brought from Japan many ages, ago.
The play la said to be founded on a
real character. Little Marie DuPlessIs
lived in the country with her uncle.
Sho had to work and grew dissatisfied
with her life. Sho stole ten dollars
and ran away to Paris. She was so
young and beautiful and Innocent
looking that everyone noticed her. A
woman took her into her home and
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