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VOL. XI. NO 61.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY JAN. 5, 1912.
Price 5 Cents
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GOLD WAVE AFFECTS
"WAG WRITE8 PAPER ON LOCAL
BIO WAGES AlLEdED TO BE EARNED
Students Te'nd Furnace for Longer
0 Time Pay High Some
By R. U. Cold.
Whoopeo, but It's cold! '''None of
our froslimon have time to go to school
now. Thoy have to shovel coal to
keep the pipes from freezing," was
heard from one fraternity man on the
campus Thursday morning. Tho
streets became difficult to cross be
cause tho coal wagonB wore so thick.
Smoke from furnaces was so dense
that the janitors sent up an airship
with a bunch of helpers to ciit a holo
through which the sunshine could
reach tho University.
Double wages are being earned by
all the studonts who take care of
fires. The fair co-eds are getting the
benefit of this as could bo seen by
tho scarcity of empty seats at King
Lear last evening, and tho premium
boing offered for tickets to tho En
gineers' hop Saturday.
A Few Shots Taken.
Tho snow has frozen on tho side
walks and thus diminished tho num
ber of oycles which usually rang or
lean about tho campus. A petition has
boon circulated for tho Rag to pub
lish somo more of its ear-muffs, but
tho editors havo decided that this will
bo impossible without a raise in tho
subscription rate. Thoy havo suggest
ed that thoso needing this article of
apparel patronize tho January clear
ance sales where thoy may bo obtained
at half the original prices. r
Thore Is a groat deal of sickness in
the form of colds and la grippe thoso
days and absences are not uncommon.
Tho change In tho weather has boon
tho cause, it Is thought, of this round
of sickness. It might bo worse!
QRINNELL MEN BANQUET.
Movement Started to Raise Fund for
Alumni of Grlnnell College will hold
a banquet at tho Lincoln hotel Friday
evening. President Main will attend
and give a short talk. Tho purpose
of the banquet Is tho discussing of
ways and means to obtain a five hun
dred thousand dollar endowment fund.
There are about ten persons connect
ed with Nebraska, who formerly at
MI88 CAMPBELL TO READ PAPER.
"Juvenile Court" Subject of Discus
sion at Y. W. C. A. Meeting.
"Tho Juvenile Court". Is the sub
ject of an address by Miss-. Blancno
Campbell for the Tuesday mooting or
the Y, W. C. A. Miss Campbell, who
Is tho girls .secretary of the city Y,
M, C, A. 4ms hadi work with the juve
nile court in this connection.
JANUARY 3ALE8 CAU8E NEGLECT
OF DUTY ON PART OF NE-
Tho feminine roportors of the
Daily Nebraskan are in a quandary.
Thoy aro conscientious workers, and
wish to see tho columns of the "rag"
brimming ovor with interesting news
but these January Sales! Even tho
most unfeeling man cannot blame the
co-eds for spending hours in tho pur-Use on "King Lear," which Mr. Man-
chase of a last summer's hat for has
not It's price now fallen from $5.00
But we are living in hopes, for
Rumor has it that the leftover stocks
are rapidly being diminished, and will
Boon bo replaced by spring styles at
TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS OF
FERED ANNUALLY FOR
Students at Nebraska have the op
portunity of winning almost ten thou
sand dollars in prizes offered ror es
says and orations. Some of the con
tests offer but small rewards, but tho
largest amount to six thousand dol
lars. Tho subjects given are of a
great variety and permit almost any
student of tho University to entor
somo contest with a good chance of
Two prizes aro offered f6r essays
on economic subjects. Hart, Schaffner
& Marx of Chicago, offer three prizes
for essays on any subject dealing with
modern business affairs, prizes in
division A consist of $1,000 and $500
with competition open to everybody.
Prizes in B aro $300 and- $200 and aro
open to none but undergraduates of
Tho Northwestern Mutual Life In
surance company also offers a prize
of one hundred dollars for the best
essay on "Tho Function of Life Insur
ance in Modern Affairs." This prize
is to no one but a student of Ne
braska. Tho National Municipal League or
fers the annual William M. Baldwin
prize of one (hundred dollars, for 'tho
best essay on "Tho appointment of
Higher Municipal officers by tho merit
system." Tho contest closes March
15, 1912, and eligible manuscripts can
not exceed 10,000 words in lengtn.
The Lake Mohonk Conference' on
International Arbitration offers three
prizes, two for women undergradu
ates and one for men; $200 and $100
aro offered for the first and second
essays on "International Peace."
Lake Forest University offers a prize
of ,$6,000 for tho best book on soma
subject, Buch as the "Relation of
Modern .Affairs to tho Christian Reli
gion." A limit of 50,000 words is im
posed and all manuscripts must do
In by January 1, 1915. ,
Two local prizes of $35 and $15 are
offered for oratory. All medics and
laws are eligible and juniors in tne
colleges. Orations must be in by
April 1st, when thoy will be judged
for thought. Later in the year the
authors must deliver these and be
judged for delivery.
GIVE8 INTERESTING CRITIC18M
OF 8HAKE8PEARE'S FAMOUS
Robert Mantofl, who was to nave
spoken at convocation yesterday, wus
unable to bo present on account of
the lateness of his train, and thus
disappointed a largo crowd which had
gathered to hear him. Dean Sherman
oocupled tho hour with critical treat-
tell played at the Oliver lost night.
Dr. Sherman is a national authority
on Shakespearean drama and his ad
dress was comprehensive and Inter
esting. "It is said by many critics tnat
Shakespeare borrowed tho plot en
tiro," remarked Dr. Sherman, "ana
that no credit is due him for its pro
duction. It does, indeed, possess a
type of action and emotion not found
In his other plays, and thore aro row
lines of such quality and thought as
have brought fame andenown to all
his other works, In it."
"However, he has mado some most
radical changes, among which Is tne
character of tho conclusion. In tno
Bources, tho play ends a comeay,
-whilewSbakespearo makes,Jt one of
the saddest of tragedies. In fact, it
is ono of tho most pitifully tragic of
all Shakespearean drama."
"Some say this Is duo to tho bitter
ness and pessimism in tho author's
nature at tho time it was written.
More likely, hbwoved, that It is only
the Inevitable result of tho characters
, involved. King Lear grand, majestic,
elevated In thought and speech is so
overcome by his fiercer nature, his
egotism, his moods, that no other ena
could possibly occur. Eyqn Cordelia,
sweet, lovable, unsolflsh though sho is,
is tho victim of an unfortunate star
which pursues her throughout nor
life and, sad and pitiful as it is, de
mands a tragic conclusion.
"Bo that as it may, ;Klng Lear is
full of strong, daring action, pathos
and love. It is pre-eminently a play
to be heard and not read, and com
mands tho hlgliest and deepest emo
tions of which tho listener is capable."
CO-ED WRITES OPERA.
Miss Seeger Composes Popular Musi
Nebraska has a talented co-ed.
What's more, the co-ed is a rresnman.
Miss (Winifred Seeger has written tne
libretto for a comic opera called "My
Divinity," which has already been pro
duced twice, once in Peoria and once
in Fremont. t
There havo been so many demands
for the operetta that it will probably
be given In several large cities during
the coming year. Miss Seeger is a
reporter on tho Nebraskan.
Caldwell Sends Greetings.
Professor Caldwell has wrlttenfrbm
Europe sending New Year's greetings
to friends at Nebraska. He ,nas been
spending the past month in England
in study and sightseeing. He expects
to retugx to the continent very soon,
where he has left his wife and daugn-ter.
SAMUELSON GROSEN TO
DIRECT GLEE CLUB
LOCAL INSTRUCTOR PROVES
CHOICE OF 8INQER8.
OMAHA CtNCERT IS PROPOSED
Local Musicians 8tart Work On Year's
Program 8loux City Trip
Tho choice of tho director for tho
CornlniBkor glee club was announced
Thursday. After tho consideration or
much outsido talont for tho position,
Professor Arvid Samuolson was chos
en. Ho will take charge immediately,
practice under his supervision start
ing Monday ovoning at 8:15. It is
desired that "every member bo prompt
In attendance, for but a few wooks aro
loft before tho concert to be given at
Plans for tho annual tour aro being
made. Tho alumni club of Omaha has
arranged for a concert to bo glvon as
soon as tho club Is ready, which will
bo some tlmo In January. A trip to
Sioux City Is in prospoct and a tour of
tho stato will probably bo mado. The
financial affairs of tho club aro In tho
hands of the university authorities so
there will be, as formerly, no doflcit
to Interfere with tho trips.
FIR8T NATIONAL HEAD TO AD.
DRE88 EC0N0MIC8 CLA88E8.
Mr. S. H. Burnham, prosldont of tho
First National Bank, will speak be
fore tho class on Money and Banking
at 8 o'clock next Monday. Tho moot
ing 1b open and everyone who Is in
terested is cordially invited.
Tho subject of Mr. Burnham's ad
dress will be tho "Aldrich Currency
Plan." This Is a subject of great in
terest and concerns tho entire future
of tho business world. Mr. Burnnam
has given a great deal pt attention
and study to problems of this nature
and has written numerous pamphlets
on economical subjects. LaBt spring,
ho delivered, before tho State Bank
ers' Association, an ' address on tho
Aldrich Plan, which was received s
with much favorable comment.
VE8PER8 THIS AFTERNOON.
Musical Program Will Be presented at
In Memorial Hall otnight at 5 o'clock.
The University chorus will bo accom
panied by tho pipe organ and a string
qunartet. The entire hour will be de
voted to a choral devotion of the most
refreshing and inspiring type.
The Dally Nebraskan owes an apol
ogy to Prof. Hoffman. Owing to it's
cold storage statement of Tuesday
last, whoso heading implied that the
professor was out of tho city, he lost
the opportunity of chaperoning &
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