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VOL. XI. MO. 91.
UNIVERSITY tF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, THURSDAY FEB. 22, 1912.
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FRESHMEN FRAT MEN
PLEASANT LITTLE PRACTICE8 OF
INITIATION WEEK IN
BARREL STAYE STUNT IS DROPPED
But Other Alleged Humorous Pastimes
Are Retained by Greek Letter
JUNIORS AT CONVOCATION
CLASS OF 1913 BEGINS WEEK OF
Docs anybody havo any carpotB or
rugs that need beating? If bo, call at
almost any of the various fraternity
houses and able and zealous assist
ance can be secured. For It Is Initia
tion week and beating sundry floor
ornaments Is one of the time-honored
performances delegated to freshmen
Greek letter men on tho eye of their
admission into the inner mysteries of
Varied and heartless, as well as
unique and blood-curdling, are some
of the little pastimes indulged in by
the older frat men at the expense of
their neophytoB' Branding with al
leged white-hot irons and corrosive
acids is one of the pleasant practices.
Rolling a marble several blocks with
one'B nose is another bit of cxcniBlat
ingly humorous comedy oft indulged
in. Tho enforced swallowing of such
tasteful potion a .aa.qulnlne-mlxetL with
caBtor oil and vinegar is another op
eration especially planned for tho
benefit of pledges.
A few of tho fraternities have
dropped the olden stunt of belaboring
their freshmen with barrel staves, but
a few still cling to this time-honored
custom. This may bo performed in
several ways, one of tho favorites be
ing to mako the froshmon sing par
ticularly difficult songs and applying
tho staves every time a false noto Is
About half the fraternities havo put
tholr youngsters through tho initia
tion process and tho rest of them will
do so this week. Thus far no acci
dents havo been reported.
In keeping with a custom estab
lished last year, the Juniors will havo
charge of the program at convocation
this morning. This will be the first
event in connection with tho Junior
Chairman Forbes and committee
havo arranged for a varied program,
which Is planned to be In keeping
with tho BUCcesBful record of the
class. It will bo held In tho Temple
Theatre In order to accommodate tho
large crowd expected to be present.
Tho program Is as follows:
Selection Junior Quartet
Class History , . W. L. Robs
Selection Alban Foster, Op. 47..
Mabello Raynor, Violin
Herbert Nelson, 'Cello
Orvlllo L. Jones,. Piano
Rdadlngs Katherlne Yates
(b) "For Cuba."
Junior Play Announcement
Miss Howell, Coach
Selection Junior Quartet
GIRLS NECESSARY? OH, YESI
BUT MEMBER8 OF KOSMET CLUB
8AY THEY ARE ONLY TRYING
TO BE GENEROUS.
STUDENTS OBSERVE LENT
'80R0RITY GIRL8 DENYING THEM-
SELVES MANY THINGS FOR
SAKE OF RELIGION.
BOX PARTIES AT PLAY
SEATS FOR "ROYAL FAMILY," TO
BE PRESENTED BY JUNIORS,
ARE GOING FAST.
Yesterday was tho first day of Lent
Nebraska students, who aro religious
ly inclined, may attend church twico
a day from now until .EaBter, if they
bo desire, for several churches will
havo dally services.
Several co-eds are already planning
what they will give up for tho forty
days preceding Easter. One an
nounced that she would attend no
"danceB" except the Junior Prom and
a couple of fraternity formals, and
maybe ono or two little Informal
"T.hey don't count, you know," she
Another girl Bald that alio wouldn't
eat '.'any candy at all during Lent.
I'll eat milk chocolate, though," she
said. "That isn't candy. It's a food."
Seats for "A Royal Family," the
Junior class play which will be given
at the Oliver. Friday night, aro going
rapidly and indications point to a well
As has been the custom in former
yoars, the boxes will bp occupied by
members of the faculty and Univer
sity organizations and Mrs. Avery and
some Invited guests will occupy one
In the Dramatic Club box will bo
Verne Bates, Florence Schwake, C. L.
Clark, 'Mildred Bevlns, Guy Klddoo,
and Mario DouglasB. Tho Kosmet
Klub box will be occupied by C. L.
Conner, Helen Hallaway, Morton
Stolnhart, and Rachel Kellog.
Tho Komonsky Club has taken a
block of seats in the body of tho
house, as havo delegations from Lin
coln High, Wesleyan and tho Farm.
"Of course they find that tho pres
ence of a number of girls on the cast
will help to mako tholr play success
ful," was heard on the campus Wed
nesday. "Tho boys novor can mako
anything go through without our help.
They talk about the big support they
give tho school, but anyono knows
that there would havo boon very few
young men at tho football games last
fall 'f there had boon no girls' rooting
section. The Cornhusker banquot
was a farce until they lot us in. All
that makea their dramatic club plays
take well are the feminine actors. All
there is to this action of tho Kosmots
Is that they thought they could do
without us and finally awoke to the
When Interviewed as to the truth
In this statement, members of Kosmet
Indignantly denied it all. "Why wo
wanted to be generous. Tho play Is
a good one and we did not want to
keep the girls from a share of the
glory In producing It. If they go about
It In the right way they will appear
In one of the best plays produced
this year. But if they feel this way
about It we can very easily obtain an
entirely masculine cast, and train it
with far less work, too."
However, it was finally decided to
let the girls try out for tho cast and
the date was left as fixed before, Sat
urday, February 24, from 1 to 5 o'clock.
TRACK OUTLOOK FOR
THIS SEASON BRIGHT
PLENTY OF OLD MATERIAL AND
FAST Y0UNG8TER8 ON HAND.
SPRINTERS ARE IN ABUNDANCE
Cornhuskers Will Loom Up Especially
8trong In All of the Run
SORORITY INITIATIONS. LATE.
Only Three Chapters Announce Dates
of Admitting Freshmen.
"Where did hash originate?"
."Probably in the boarder statoB."
Willlams' Purple Cow,
Sorority initiations, as a rule, will
come somewhat later than those of
tho fraternities. Tho lists of fresh
man girls which each sorority desires
to initiate have to bo O. K.'d by the
chairman of the Inter-sorority Coun
cil. As Miss Conklln refuses to do
this until she received official word
from the office that the freshmen have
passed, the initiations are dolayed.
The men, on the other hand, may
initiate on obtaining a signed otice
from the professors that the freshman
is- in good standing.
" As soon as the" reports come in the
various Initiations will be held. r So
far the only dates set are: Dolta
Gamma, February 26; Alpha Phi,
February 24; Pi Beta Phi, March 2.
DR. BESSEHN IRISHMAN
ANYWAY NEBRASKA'S "GRAND
OLD MAN" 18 PROUDLY DIS
Great excitement was aroused about
the campus Wednesday when it was
learned that Dr. BesBoy's nationality
had.been exposed. A great deal of a
mystery has always surrounded this
fact, as It has not heretofore been
definitely known. However, one of
the Dally Nebraskan staff in his daily
trip about the campus discovered that
Dr. B6ssey had just received a pot of
shamrock as a gift.
The original stalk from which this
was cu,t came from Erin's Isle, at
least so it is claimed. It had a long
and eventful history, finally arriving
at Its present resting place. One of
Dr. Bessey's fond hopes is that it will
last for a month or so, but this is
extremely doubtful with the present
number of Irishmen in Nebraska Hall,
COUNT TO SPEAK MARCH 1.
Nobleman Will Give Lecture at Uni
Count Lutzow, who is to visit Lin
coln soon, has announced i that he will
give a lecture in the University chapel
at 11 o'clock, Friday, March 1,
Among other banquets and enter
tainments to be held In honor of the
nobleman will be a reception and ban
quet at the Llndell Hotel on heeven
lng of March 1. At this time Univer
sity women are. invited to be present
to meet Countess Lutzow, who will
accompany her husband;
With plenty of old material and
many promising youngsters on hand,
Nebraska's prospects for tho coming
track season aro exceedingly bright.
Especially is there an abundance of
speedy sprinters. Racoly, Christmas,
May and Brannon aro a quartet of
100-yard men, all of whom run that
dlstanco in 10 seconds fiat. Tho same
men will compose a half mllo relay
team that will bo hard to beat.
Those who are expected to mako
good In tho 440 aro McGowan, Bran
non, Racely and Becker. McGowan
has made tho quarter In 51 4-5, Bockor
In 51 2-5, and Brannon and Racoly in
51 fiat. Bermond of Missouri is tho
only man In tho Valley at present
able to better this time.
McGowan Starts Training.
Russell on tho high hurdlcB and polo
vault will bo a valuablo point winner.
Howard Barney has gono over tho low
hurdles at 26 4-5 without practice and
will threaten tho Valley mark this
spring. McGowan, the present holder
of tho record in the half mile, startod
training today and Is confident of be
ing in bettor condition this spring
than over before. Anderson, tho
miler and captain, has anybody in
the conference, both Missouri Valley
and Western, beaten six seconds over
that dlstanco, while Kennedy, tho two
mllor, should bo especially strong
after his distance training in cross
country. Reavls will bo able to vault
ills usual 11 foot, 10 H inches this
spring, and should mako Woodbury,
tho Jayhawker star, worry consider
ably. But thero Is no high Jumper
that Is eligible this spring who' could
win a place In a high school meet.
Seldel, Meyer, Ross and Harmon
should be ablo to pick up a few stray
points in the weight events'.
Valuable Help for Coach.
Tho aid of Guy Reed, ex-Cornhusker
captain, lately appointed assistant
track coach, and of Louie Anderson,
both of whom will train with tho
American squad for the Olympic meet,
should be invaluable to Coach Stlehm.
The outdoor track schedule will be
April 20, Drake Relay races atDes
April 27, Ames. Dual meqt at Lin
May 3, Kansas at Lawrence.
May 11, Minnesota at Lincoln.
May 25, 'Missouri Valley Conference
meet at Des Moines. ' r
June 1, Western Conference meet at
Dr. Andrews Improving.
Tho students and faculty of tho
University will bo glad "to hear that'
formoi Chancellor Andrews has im
proved so much in health that be has
resumed his literary work. He has
accepted an invitation to deliver several-lectures
at Chicago In the early
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