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VOL. XL NO 62.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, SATURDAY JAN. 6, 1912.
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8ESSEY RECEIVES HONORS
FROM SCIENTIFIC WORLD
VETERAN NEBRASKA DEAN AS
SUMES PRESIDENCY OF IM
RECOGNIZED AS PROMINENT AUTHORITY
Regent Haller 8peaks In High Praise
of Nebraska Professor's
HOP TICKET LIMITED
THE ENGINEERS WILL NOT ADMIT
MORE THAN EIGHTY-FIVE
Dean Bessey was in Washington
during tho holidays, whore he took his
ofllce as president of the American
Association for the Advancement of
Science. Dr. Bessoy was elected last
year and took tho chair at their re
cent meeting in Washington.
This association is one of tho moBt
.powerful and highly honored scientific
a organizations in tho world and the
" honor of president is tho greatest
recognition which, can bo accorded a
scientific man today.
Dr. Bessoy has been a member of
the organization for a number of
years and has been prominent from
tho first. Ho has boon president of
tho botanical section four times and
secretary of tho combined association
before this millenium of honor.
Popular at Capital.
While in Washington ho is said by
thoso present to havo beon accorded
every honor and recognition possible.
Several banquets and smokers were
given at which tho men of science
gathered together and discussed sub
jects of mutual Interest to them. In
all of them Dr. Bessey was tho center
of an interested circle. One banquet
was given especially in his honor at
which 150 old Nobraskans wore pres
ent to pay their trlbuto of love and
respect to tho man who has done so
much for their institution.
Tho latest number of the Scientific
American gives a full sketch of his
life, together with a splendid cut of
him as ho looks today. Tho article
Included a biography of his life and
considers him with tho foremost
among American scientific men.
An all-unlvofslty convocation was
Jtejd .Tuesday in his honor and tho
crowded hall showed tho reverence
and respect in which ho is held by the
entire student body. Regent Hallo?
said of "Dr. Bessey:
"Dean Bessey is one of tho most
loved and revered men in the Univer
sity, and for over half a century has
been one of tho leaders of University
activities. Starting as a poor lad,
with no better chance orv brighter in
tellect than any of you, by his indus
try and persistence, ho has now at
tained a prominence and renown
throughout all the country.
"Tho true honor of the University'
comeB from scholarship and Intellec
tual activities, and In this respect
Dean Efe'sseys work, and particularly
his presidency of tho "American Asso
ciation of ScIenco,Jias done much to
bring Nebraska into prominence,
"The present tendency is to lay too
much emphasis upon the by-product
of the University. It Is because of
this tact lir particular that we are
' especially glad of this occasion to
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The prccedont established by tho En
gineers last year of absolutely limit
ing the number of tickets to their an
nual dance will bo continued this year,
with tho probablo result that several
doubters will be compelled to "walk
right out again" this ovening If thoy
show up at tho door without the neces
sary littlo pastoboard.
J. K. Selleck, chairman of tho dance
committee, has announced that tho en
tire eighty-five tlckots have beon sold
and that no money will bo accepted at
the door. Tho hop, which is ono of
tho nicest informals of the school yoar,
will begin promptly at 9 o'clock In
the beautiful ballroom of tho Lincoln
FROST CAUSESTHEIR DEMISE
EFFORT OF YEARS 18 ACCOM
PLISHED BY BUT A CHANGE
MISSIURIANS PLAN (LUB
"SHOW ME" PEOPLE MEET NEXT
TUE8DAY TO PERFECT AN
All University students who reside
in Missouri aro asked to moot in Me
morial Hall, Tuesday, January 9, at
11:30. At this meoting tho organiza
tion of a Missouri Club will bo dis
cussed. Tho object of such an organi
zation as proposed will bo two f6ld
to increaso the number of Mlssourians
attending this University by boosting
Nebraska, and to imbuo thoso already
here with pride In tholr homo state by
Como, All you MIssourlanB, and "let's
Jack Frost accomplished Friday
morning what tho suffragette roporU
ors on tho rampago and tho Chancel
lor himself could not do. Tho crowd
around tho gate was gone! All morn
ing ambulances wero seen carrying off
co-eds who woro ovorcomo by tho un-
i accustomed sight. Telephones in tho
registrar's ofllco wero kept busy dur
ing the day tolling anxious lnquirora
that "No, there was no sudden epi
demic among tho male students, caus
ing them to disappear; just an in
ordinate desire to save at least one
oar from amputation." Sovoral girls
woro heard to stato that thoy really
missed tho fragrant odor of tobacco,
they had become so accustomed to it.
Thoso fow are planning to station a
couple of odorlforous oil-stoves at tho
ontrance hereafter, so that thoy will
feel at home, oven though tho morn
ing Is cold.
If the results of tho cold weathor
continue to bo satisfactory, a refrig
eration plant may bo decided upon as
tho best remedy for the problem of
getting rid of those who use tho
"weed." However, It is feared that
in tho heat of summer oven somo fow
of tho co-eds might contract tho habit
in order to gain tho ubo of this cool
spot. Barring this objection, tho plan
Is an excellent ono.
Burnham to 8peak at Ten O'clock, In
sctead of Eight, as Reported.
A typographical error In yesterday's
Rag made tho -announcement of Mr.
S. H. Burnham's address read as tak
ing place at 8 o'clock. Tho hour
should have been stated as 10 o'clock,
Monday morning, beforo Professor Lo
Ressignol's class in Money and Bank
ing, Mr. Burnham will talk on "Tho
Aldrlch Plan of Currency Reform,"
and all aro cordially lnvltod to bo
present and hear this important ques
Rice to Speak Tuesday.
Calvin W. Rico, secretary of the
American Society of Mechanical En
gineers, will address tho students
Tuesday evening In M. E. 200. Mr.
Rico Is one of tho prominent engineers
of tho country and everyone is cordi
ally Invited to hear his message to
Nebraska's engineering students.
SKMA (HIS HAVE FIRE
DEFECTIVE FLUE 8TART8 CON
FLAGRATION, BUT 8MALL
A small fire broke out in tho Sigma
Chi house about ono o'clock yoster
day. It started. from a defective flue
near tho chimnoy and burned a small
hole In tho roof before It could bo ex
tinguished. Owing to the fact that tho Sigs aro
minus a cook, very few of tho mem
bers were In the house at tho time of
the fire, otherwise the damage might
havo beon 'avorted.
FARM 8HORT C0UR8E 8TART8.
Enrollment t Reported
UNIVERSITY Y. M. 0. A.
COMMITTEE 8ELECTED TO HELP
TO RAISE EIETEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS
Ban on Liquor Ads.
All liquor advertisements have been
ruled out of Cornell papers by Presi
dent Shurman. This Is one of the re
sults -of agitation stirred up by recent
charges made by a western million
aire as to drinking among college professors.
The Short Course students, common
ly known as "Short Horns," have ap
peared at the Hill School to the num
ber of 145. For the next six weeks
the buildings will all be filled to their
The total number last year was 207,
and it is expected that the enrollment
this year will ultimately reach that
mark. Quite a few of last year's stu
dents aro back again this winter.
New 8ystem Inaugurated to Meet the
Demands of the Association.
Senate to Meet.
The University Senate meets at 10
o'clock this morning to consider mat
tors of importance relating to Univer
The official campaign of the Student
Y. M. C. A. opens next Monday. Fif
teen aro engaged in this work. Tho
forces aro divided into groups of flvo
each, ono of tho number acting as
captain. The following men havo
boon officially announced as tho lead
ors: W. A. Rocklo, J. L. Drlscoll, El, C.
Geo, E. L. Llonborgor, C. B. Patrick,
W. B. Troup, J. R. Forbes, H. H.
Wiobo, O. W. Cono, R. M. Higgins.
Twenty-five men will bo soon by
each of tho fifty men and from tho
total number solicited $1,500 will bo
raised if poBBiblo. In the rooms of
tho association a bulletin will bo post
ed each day showing for each team
tho total number of men interviewed,
total subscriptions, and tho amount
of cash collected. Hitherto tho asso
ciation has conducted two soparato
campaigns, ono for membership and
another for funds, this year the two
havo boon combined into ono and a
subscription of ono dollar will mako
tho donor a member and a sharer in
all the advantages of tho Y's activi
MANY STUDENTS SEE MANTELL
HOU8E CROWDED WHEN GREAT
ACTOR PRE8ENT8 8HAKE.
Tho study of tho Shakespearean
drama, "King Lear," as presented by
Robert Mantoll, Thursday ovening,
proved a live attraction for Univer
sity of 'Nebraska students and a largo
number of the seats of the houso
woro sold to studdnts. Their enthu
siastic applause showed tho apprecla-
tion of Mr. Mantell's work.
(Not alj of the students saw tho
play from a seat in the "Unl box" or
on tho floors below, for somo of tho
membors of the College Dramatic
Club held positions as "supes" and
saw tho inside workings of tho play.
Classes at the Farm have been
rather thinned out by lato vacationers,
but are gradually getting back to nor
Reorganization to accommodate
Short Course students caused 'some
class rooms to bo changed and many
of the students were busy this week
finding where they belonged.
Harold 'Mots Sick. r
Mr. Harold Moss, '15, was compelled'
to return to his home in Ashland yes
terday on account of sickness.
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