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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
THE! DAILY NEBRASKAN
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THE STUDENT PUBLICATION BOARD
Oniccu DaBomcnt tho Ailmlnlntnitlon DulldlnR.
Poatolllco Htntlon A, Campus, Lincoln, Nebraska.
ARCH H. DINSMORE, Editor.
E. H. Taylor, MnmiRlng Editor. C. C. Buchanan, Business Manager.
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Congress March 3, 1870.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY JO, 1012
"Mow Ibb your boy Fritz gotting
along In dor collogo?"
"Ash! ho Is half back In dor foot
ball team and all dor way back In his
Tho days of tho old county fair havo
gono. At last tho Y. VV. C. A. In to put
on a stunt, which mon may patronize
without bolng subjected to tho old
tlmo "Oh! Uo please! Yob, won't you
buy a chanco?" "Got Bomo fudgo for
tho ladlcB," and "Hit the nigger baby
threo throws for live."
"IllBtory novor repeatB Itsolf," has
ofton boon heard, but Unlvorslty mqn
long ago grow skeptical. Flvo or six
ycarB of tho traditional holdup "coun
ty fair" drove thorn Into tho dumps.
Now, however, thoy aro Invited to at
tend an up-to-dato party to bo glvon
next Saturday ovonlng. To help kill
traditions, tho affair has oven boon
transferred to tho Tomplo building.
If for no other, reasons than to see
whether or not tho "artists" on tho
program will bog for alma In these
new quartors, tho groat masses aro
planning to attend tho newborn
"Trail" on Saturday evening.
by edict, but certainly by tho general
sentiment of the Btudont body.
Searle F. Holmes, Editor.
THE INITIAL CALL.
THAT MOONLIGHT EPISODE.
A misunderstanding among somo
Btudents calls for an explanation of
tho "moonlight dances," which havo
caused so much comment during tho
last weok. The danco at tho froBh
man law hop, In which tho lights woro
gradually turnod out until a midnight
darknoBB made dancing uncomfortable
was not on tho program of tho com
mittee Somo "wags" or "stags" tam
pered with tho switchboard In tho hall
way at tho Lincoln. Thoy alone woro
responsible for tho proBonco of tho
"midnight" danco. In justice to tho
commlttoo In charge, and to tho chap
orones of the ovonlng, this fact should
bo known to tho students, who havo
Only a fow dances have been hold
at NobraBka whoro this Irregularity
occurred, and it would seem that tho
poor arrangement of tho Lincoln hotel
lighting syBtom was more to blaifio
than anything elso. Human beings
aro so constructed that when tempta
tion 1b left in their way, with no lock
and chain, thoy will sometimes med
dle. Tho dimming of tho lights was,
no doubt, meant for a joko. It is
hardly probable that tho meddlers
thought thoy wore doing anything se
riously out of tho way. Tho responsi
bility for tho whole affair, it would
seem, centered in tho poor location of
tho "opon" switch box.
Students In tHo University of Ne
braska havo high ideals. Tho now
fangled dances do not prove popular
with thorn. All University dances aro
carefully chaporonod, and nothing 1b
tolerated which would not bo consid
ered propor in tho best society. It
should bo understood, furthermore,
that such oxtremo dances as the
"Grizzly Boar," "Turkey Trot' and
othors of low class variety, aro
tabooed at Nebraska, not necessarily
George was about to pass a mile
stone In the course of his collogo so
cial career. It was his first milestone,
and it loomed up threateningly beforo
him. Imagine carrying on an intel
ligent conversation with a young lady
who waB versed in tho lntricaclos of a
Boclal etiquette not oniy one, but
many such young ladios.
Entirely too quickly for George, to
whom sudden illness would havo
seomod n blessing, tho littlo group of
callers neared their destination.
"Now, son," Bald tho brazon Senior
who drove him to his fnte, J'tho glrlB
will probably ask you where you're
from and how you liko school; no
doubt they will assure you that you
havo joined tho beBt fraternity, etc.,
etc. While they're doing this you
must bo thinking of something fur
ther to say, for theao aro standard
freshman questions nnd like all good
things, are limited. Whatover you do,
however, do not look at your watch,
it's a fatal error."
George's heart went out tb tho
senior maybo tho torm "son" was
ono of ondearment, not a subordinat
ing one, ns ho had imagined. Ho be
camo almost joyful as ho approached
tho scone of his tryout; ho seemed to
possoss nn unlimited storo of conven
Tho senior blithely pushed tho door
boll; there was a flutter within, a
soraping of chairs and several feml
nino shrieks. Almost immediately
tho littlo band on tho porch divided
itsolf into tho fearful and tho bold;
Goorgo allied himBolf with tho fearful.
Nervously he stepped within, he was
not allowed even a moment to
straighten IiIb necktie, but was
ushered from room to room with be
wildering alacrity. In vain ho tried
to check tho maddening flight, only to
bo Informed that ho "must" meet Miss
in tho next room. If ho could
havo tlmo to collect his store of con
ventional remarks! At laBt ho was in
vited to take a small and very uncom
fortable looking chair. Ho did so
Ho was promptly questioned along
tho Hues that tho senior had predict
ed and his hopes woro rising, when
suddenly ho folt that something was
wrong an ominous silenco hung ovor
him liko a cloud and befogged his
brain. His jaw dropped ho had for
gotten his Btoro of conventional ro
marks. Unconsciously his hand wont
to his watch pocket and was groping
there when tho warning camo to his
mind. Dropping his hand wearily, ho
scanned tho room distractedly; his
oyes lit up as they fell upon a school
"Ono of my boy friends went to
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that school last year," ho said hope
fully. A Blight smilo flitted across tho
face beforo him
"That's a girl's school, you know."
George looked at his foot. Tho cold
persplrntion stood on his brow.
"Well, Miss , wo must bo
going." Tho deep voice of tho senior
reached George's ears. Novor had
thoro boon a sweotor sound. Eagerly
he aroso and uttored a similar an
nouncement, merely substituting
"Say" for tho lady's name. But
Georgowas tho victim of a cruel fato
which grasped him on tho very ovo
of his Hborty. He mado feverishly for
tho door, but, alas, his progress was
arrested. Catching his foot in a small,
wrinkled rug, ho sprawled Ignomlnl
ously on tho floor. Blind with anger
and mortification, ho grasped tho near
est hat and fled, ho knew not where.
With incredible agllty ho slammed tho
door and bolted from tho hlvo of gig
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Hurrying down tho street, Georgo
glanced furtively back at tho homo of
conventional remarks, at tho scono of
his ontranco to society; ho thought
of Up intorior. Novor had an exterior'
looked moro attractive.
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