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VOL. XI. NO 69.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY JAN. 17, 1912.
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CHANGE OF DRILL HOUR
CONSIDERED DY SENATE
COMMITTEE SEES ADVANTAGES
IN EARLY DRILL.
LABORATORY PERIODS ARE AFFECTED
Change of Classes Will Be Necessary
if One O'clock Drill Is
NEBRASKA GIRLS GET
Parched Co-Ed Throats Can Obtain Real Aqua
Pura, But Boys Must Go Thirsty.
January 16, 1912.
To the Senate of the University of
Your committee appointed to con
sider a change in the time of tho drill
hour offers tho following report.
We find that owing to the neod of
continuous laboratory periods tho drill
hour must be placed either' at tho be
ginning or tho end of a half-day's ses
sion, that is, at either 8, 11, 1 or 5
There being but four hourB In tho
forenoon, the 8 and 11 o'clock periods
, cannot be considered unless all lab
oratory assignments be upon a three
Under present conditions the 1
o'clock period could be used provid
ing all 1 o'clock classes be trans
ferred to 5 o'clock, or else all after
noon claBses be rotated so that those
now reciting at 1 o'clock go to 2
o'clock, those at 2 o'clock to 3 o'clock,
etc. We find upon Investigation that
If tho former bo done it would change
about 3.G00 student-hours of work
from tho 1 o'clock to tho 5 o'clock
period. To rotate would put about
3,200 student-hours at that period.
Against those there would como to 1
o'clock the 2,400 student-houra by stu
dents now drilling. To plan labora
tory classes from 5 to G will n6cos
sarlly disadvantage those working
with microscopes where natural light
Is, If not absolutely essential, very
desirable. Again, tho quality of work
done at this hour would probably bo
Pro and Con.
To offset this are the following ad
vantages: To the military depnttmont: -
1. (a) Better light. On account of
darkness the hour cannot bo utilize!
in outdoor drill to the best advantage.
(b) Students would not have td bo
reprieved on account of athletics, and
the number of those necessarily re
prieved because of work, would prob
ably bo less.
To tho physical education depart
ment: (a) Would relieve congestion in the
Gymnasium and upon the athletic
field, making these available for
physical education at 5 o'clock. At
present the field cannot bo used for
athletic teams from 5 tp G. Accord
ing to Mr. Stiehm, the present drill
hour conflicts with all branches of
(a) Will afford greater facility for
gymnastic exercises, aa the gymna
sium and athletic field would be free
from 5 to. 6 o'clock, which hour, ac
cording to Dr. Clapp, Is far preferable
to 1 o'clock for this purpose.
(b) .Maiiy students who have no.
afternoon classes except drill, under
the present arrangement, hare to
Miss Gittlnga Is arrapglng for ap-
Hurrah! There will bo boiled wator
In the Women's Locker Room. At
least tho girls will bo protected from
the big bear that Is now trying to em
It has been thought advisable that
all the precautions possible bo taken.
Such care may seem ontlrely unneces
sary to Borne people, still it is decid
edly foolish to tako any risks whatso
ever, and for this reason tho woman's
department has thought it advisable
to keep a stock of boiled water on
'A type of vaccination has been dis
covered which secures immunity from
typhoid oven to a moro marked de
gree than the ordinary vaccination
docs for smallpox. This vaccination
haB been experimented with in the U.
S. army and has been found to be a
This hyperdormlc can easily bo ad
ministered by any of tho phyBlciana
of this cl.ty and it 1b a course that has
been advised by many.
make an extra trip to tho University.
With drill at 1 o'clock this would bo
If tho laboratories could bo run on
a three-hour basis It would cllmlnato
tho 5 o'clock hour from tholr schedule,
leaving that hour free for other
classes, athletics, student actlvltlos or
recreation, and also mako it possible
to conBidor the 8 and 11 o'clock
periods for drill.
In accordance with your request for
an open meeting of tho committee,
such meeting will be hold on Satur
day, January 20th, at 10 a. m., In Adm
Hall 204. Both tho faculty and such
students as aro concerned are Invited
to be present. Any students desiring
to take part in tho discussion should
submit their statements in writing.
CARL C. ENGBERG.
G. R. CHATBURN.
H. E. YATES.
PAN-HEL INDOOR MEET
PLANNED FEDROARY 10
GREEKS WILL MEET IN ANNUAL
ATHLETIC EVENT ON THAT
INTER-SORORITY RELAY RACE
Innovation Planned for Girls Prizes
to the Winners and Dance
HOFFMAN DELIVERS ADDRESS
NEW M. E. HEAD MAKE8 FIRST
"Tho vocational school Is merely
the adaptation of tho laws of nature
to existing conditions," said Professor
Hoffman in his address at convoca
tion yesterday on tho "Influence of
tho Vocational School." Mr. Hoffman
1b tho" now head of tho M. E. depart
ment and came from Purdue Univer
sity last fall. His lecture yesterday
was his first appearance before a Ne
"A school of this sort puts Into
practico tho theories and ideas of sci
ence. It is the adaptation of tho dis
coveries of scientific Investigation for
the betterment of tho community In
general. True, tho school itself
reaches but tho very few, but its vari
ous branches, such as the short
course, tho roports, tho inspection
tours, etc., aro designed especially for
those who can not attend school all
year, and have done wonders toward
a general improvement and uplift of
The vocational school, as tho pro
fessor oxplalned, Is a very recent in
stitution, starting, practically, in 1885,
when Michigan founded her Agricul
tural College. At first, it was devel
oped only in agriculture, but tho idea
has spread Into other fields and now
tho engineers have tholr experiment
stations which exactly duplicate the
government stations In agriculture,
and which, according' to Professor
Hoffman, "fprm tho acme of all en
gineering Bklll." Tho dependence and
co-operation of the engineer and the
farmer is fundamental and relations
must not bo construed as antagonistic.
(Continued on Page 3)
EDITOR IS REJUVENATED
THE POLITICAL SCRIBE OF RAG
BROUGHT TO LIFE BY NEWS
OF COMING BATTLE.
At last ono of tho dark mysteries
which for long has hold us all in con
sternation comes to light. For sev
eral weeks tho political reporters of
the college have been eagerly ransack
ing the campus In hope of gathering
a fow fragmentary notes to produce a
story to "fill" tho long-forgotten polit
ical columns of tho Dally Nobraskan.
Porhaps, after all, thoro Is some
thing to that much abused saying,
which, over since tho war of tho Revo
lution, has so carelessly been flung
about from lip to lip of each succeed
ing generation since that memorable
and stirring event, to the effect that,
"the darkest hours como just before
sunrise." Yesterday morning, much
to the joy of the, thoroughly rested
political editor, William' Randall,
1913, Informed the unsuspecting Uni
versity public that ho had filed nomi
nation papers with the secretary of
the junior class as a candidate for
president of that class for tho second
semester of this year.
v Comes Out of Trance.
No sooner had tho joyful nows
reached the ears of the dispondont
"P C," who sat dosing at his desk,
than ho jumped to his feet and hastily
ordered a reporter to go at onco and
Interview the recently announced
In the Interview which followed Mr.
Randall said: "I am going into tho
race for presidency with jthe 'knowl
edge that I will no doubt have strong
opposition. However, I hope to win
out in a good square race the livelier
the better. And should I be elected
to tho office for which I am running,
the thing I shall stand for will be
equality for all."
Fobruary 10 Ib to bo an eventful day
for the studonts of this Unlvorslty.
On tho afternoon of that date tho
annual lntor-fratornlty Indoor moot la
to bo held.
This Is not to bo tho tlresomo pro
cess that It has heretofore provon
itsolf. Last year's moot was gener
ally acknowledged to bo ontlrely too
long and in viow of this fact tho
committee In charge has arrangod to
hold all tho preliminaries in tho
morning, thus obliterating tho unin
teresting part of tho meot. As an ad
dltlonal attraction to tho pleasuro lov
ing clement a matinee danco will bo
Big Event of Day.
TIicbo Innovations sink Into Insig
nificance, however, in comparison
with tho crowning event of tho day
an Intor-sororlty rolay race. Tho
girls aro enthusiastic over this pros
pect and have announced their inten
tion of training strenuously. As n
prize for tho winning team, a lino
bannor, which would bo a fitting orna
ment for tho walls of any aororlty
house, has boon offered.
List of Events.
Tho ovonts for tho fraternities are
to bo as follows: , n
Twenty-flvo yard dash.
Fence vault. . ' -
High jump. . -
High kick, '
Tug of war.
Tho winners of tho tug of war will
rocoivo a large banner, and tho team
which carries away tho majority of
points wins tho silver cup, now held
by Delta Upsllon.
Entry blanks will bo sent out to
tho fraternities and sororities Imme
diately, and tho committee urges tholr
prompt return. Any fraternity wish
ing to practico can secure tho Gym
on Monday, Wednesday or Friday
from 4:00 to 5:00, or on Saturday
from 3:00 to 4:00
MILITARY "LECTURES START TODAY
MAJOR PENN TO INSTRUCT CA
PETS TONIGHT AND THURS
DAY AT ARMORY.
Major Julius A, Penn, U, S, A., will
lecture tonight and Thursday before
tho Unlvorslty cadets, both officers
and privates. Attendance ,of all ca
dets will bo required at these lec
tures. They will bo illustrated by
views uof maneuvers in the Philip
pines. Major Penn has been posted
in the islands and is well acquainted
with conditions there. These lectures
will bo held at the regular 5 o'clock
For Lincoln and vicinity.: Colder
Wednesday. Temperature reached 28
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