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VOL. XI. NO. 95.
UNIVERSITY OIT NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY FEB. 28, 1912.
Price 5 Cents
COLLEGE LIFE TO BE
SEEN IN BURLESQUE
UNIVER8ITY NIGHT PROGRAM TO
CON8I8T OF EIGHT EVENT8.
PLAYLET BY THE DRAMATIC CLUB
Various Organizationa Will. Each Con
tribute Feature No Admission
"To Be 'Charged.
BAPS OUR LEGAL SYSTEM
PROF. LUCILE EVAN8 DI8CUS8E8
THE NEED OF ACCIDENT IN
SURANCE TP WORKMEN.
Tho celebration of University Night
will bo hold next Saturday night In
tho Tomplo and an interesting pro
gram Is being prepared that will make
this one of the most attractive ovents
of tho year. " Dnlvorslty nIgW.w.8 In
stituted last year for tho, first tlmo
and the initial ovont proved such a
success that much greater Interest Is
being taken In.tho affair, not only by
tho participants, but by tho- whole
student body as woll.
Tho program this year will bo sim
ilar to last year's, but much more
elaborato and novel. It will consist
of seven .events In tho form of take
offs on University personalities and
activities, each event about fifteen
mlnutos or twenty minutes in length.
Competition among the various or
ganizations, by whom the events are
prcsonted, was exceedingly keen in
the tryouts and tho efforts of several
contestants wee discarded entirely.
In most of tho acts three and four re
hearsals a week are being held.
Chancellor Will P-etJdc.
Chargo of the affair was originally
in the hands of. Randall Curtis, but on
his graduation Vera Bates was placed
in chargo. Chancellor Avery will pre
r, side and offer the Introductory re
marks. Tho followjng Is tho program of
ovonts, each of which, with Yhe ex
ception of the musical numbers, will
bo a burlesque of some phase of Uni
1. Mandolin Club. 2. Dramatic Club
play. 3. Farmers' Institute., 4- Glee
Club. 5. Engineers. 6. Pallid Ian. 7.
Medics. 8. Picture of fraternity rush
Van Duson Writes Playlet.
The Dramatic Club presentation ;i
peals particularly to 'the student body
from the fact that It was written by
Dana Van -Duson, and will bo a novel
and interesting. playlet of a serious
- nature. It .will introduce, some of tho
best talent In 'tho Dramatic Club and
show some extraordinary scenic ef
fects. .The picture of fraternity rush week
will be a more or less realistic repre
sentation of tho trials and tribula
tions of that .period and will involve
all the comedy the name implies by
logical inference. The Medic's con
"trlbutJonwill show "Doc" Lyman at-
tempting to run a drug Btore and prac-
tico the medical profession simultane
ously with disastrous results. Tho
other events, It is expected, wMl all
v,. be more than worth coming to see.
There will be no admission chargo
r to the event. A large number" were
turned away last year nd no adver
tising Is considered necessary for se
curing a full house" this year.
"Tho American laborer Is prosper
ous because of our abundant natural
resources and no thanks is duo to our
system of law," said Prof. Lucllo
Eavos at convocation yestorday. In
her talk sho dealt with the subject,
"Accident Insuranco to Wbrkmon,"
which was so carefully considered by
tho last Nebraska legislature.
Sho showed that this country lags
far benind the European nations in
tho field of reform laws for social
justice. The need of such legislation
is very apparent, she declared, when
one considers that over 500,000 work
men are Injured o'r killed every year
and that in tho caso of tho lattor, the
family or dependents rarely got moro
than funoral expenses in tho way of
As a remedy for thoso evils the
various plnus used In Europe woro
discussed. These were tho simple
compensation, the guarantee, and the
compulsory Insurance systems. The
speaker showod that our main diffi
culties in obtaining this legislation lay
In the courts.
For Nebraska, which has had a com
mission appointed to improve insur
ance conditions, the compulsory in
surance of all wage earners against
accidents was considered best. This
law, she said, should provldo not only
for remuneration in case of death, but
also an annuity.
POLITICS INVADE LIBRARY
U8U&L FU88ING AND OCQA-
8IONAL 8TUDYING THERE.
LAW NOT SLUFFER'S COURSE
LARGE NUMBER OF FLUNKS AND
CONDITIONS RE8ULT FROM
Tho library, yestorday morning, pre
sented a crowded appoaranco that
easily exceeded tho highest "limit"
over put upon a University danco.
"Tho reason ? Why do you
ask? Tho Junior election, of course,"
was tho comment of ono fair co-ed,
who found her favorite chair occupied
by a stalwart engineor, attempting to
convince a "law" to support "tho fel
low that has dpno moro for tho class
than anyono else in school."
Dosplte tho angry looks from tho
librarian's desk, oxclted conversations
becamo moro audible.
"I've promised five votes from our
sorority and overy junior is in clasB."
"No, I don't think I can vote for him,
ho isn't good-looking, enough." "Woll,
if I do chango my mind, I'll let you
know." "Oh, I can't vote, I'm a sentoi
. .' . I don't care if othors are going
to . . . well, I guess I will, though.
Who did you sayto vote for?" and
other remarks were frequent from tho
co-ed side of the library.
" Just as the hum was getting unbear
able and the guardian of the desk was
walking up and down In futile wrath,
the bell rang and with a rush tho
electioneering crowd departed for
IN JUNIOR ELECTION
JEROME FORBES WIN8 BY MA
JORITY OF THREE VOTE8.
IALLIT FIRST ANNOUNCED A TIE
Error .Due to Confusion Resulting
From Too Rapid Reading by
ENGINEERS JKING PLANS
COMMITTEE8 NAMED TO TAKE
CHARG8 OF VARIOU8 EVENT8
8CHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK.
Wib-bays law Is a Bluffer's course?
It haB often been alleged by many un
suspecting students who have never
bee l very well acquainted with the
legal department of tho University
tWt the law is only taken by those
who wish to have, a good time while
in college. It Is claimed that the
lencon this branch is chosen is be
cause the study is not really hard
and that everyone always manages to
While this might all bo true, at the
same, time there are.a surprising num
ber of failures and conditions marked
up even for the best students in the
law classes, to say nothing of the
In tbev Freshman law class in com
mon law pleading, fifty-six per cent of
the class failed to come up to the re
quirement for passing; in tho Fresh
man law contracts class there are
twonty-flve failures, some ten condi
tions and a few who will have to
hand in a notebook In ordor to clear
up their recordB.
This all merely goes 'to show that
the Btuddnt who wishes to Bluff while
in college had bettor register In some
other department than in the law, de
spite the general suspicion to the contrary!
All committees for the Engineers'
Week, which will begin March 1, have
been appointed and are busily en
gaged In making arrangements for
the various events planned. Thus far
preparations have been made for a
special convocation,-an issue of the
Daliy Nebraskan, edited by the en
gineers and devoted to their Interests,
and n banquet at the Lincoln Hotel.
One other event yet remains to bo
planned. The r- uire of this feature
is being kept socrot' by the engineers.
Tho 'small white badge which will
be worn by members of the engineer
ing classes during the week, may be
obtained Monday morning on the
first floor of Mechanics Arts building
or in the hall of the Mechanical En
Posters bearing particulars of every
event will be liberally distributed
abouc the campus.
STIEHM'S JOTHER DEAD
NEfrftHSKA COACH CALLED ON
SAD MISSION TO HOME IN
Tho Junior class election dovolopod
into ono of tho prettiest races ovor
soon in University politics, Jeromo
Forbes winning after a recount of the
Threo candidates woro originally in
the field. They woro Will Randall,
Sigma Nu; Harry Cotton, Sigma Phi
Epsilon, and Jeromo Forbes, Delta
Chi. Tho first 'ballot resultod in the
automatic withdrawal of Randall, -tho
vote standing: Cotton 05, Forbes 00,
Run Neck and Neck.
Tho Instant the second ballot bogan
It was seen that tho contest would, bo
remarkably close. The two candidates
ran neck and nock throughout, tho
counters announcing tho vote as 104
each. A recount was callod for by
President Radollffo and 'this resulted
in tho addition of two votes to Forbes'
total and tho loss to Cotton of one.
This pave Forbes the election. The
error was duo to tho rapidity with
which tho tellers callod off tho votes,
tho counters becoming slightly con
fused. Despite the closeness of tho .elec
tion there was no Intensity of feeling
in evidence. The nomination speeches
were of the usual sort and tho ballot
ing was free from any wrangle. An
unusually largo number of Juniors
were out for the event, tho co-ed vote
being especially numerous.
Forbes Is a member of the collego
of arts and sciences, Randall of the
law school, and Cotton of the en
gineering school. T"
ALL WANTED THE NE6ATIVE
INTER-CLASS .DEBATING BOARD
FORCED TO RESORT TO THE
CASTING OF LOTS.
The Sophomore election will be
held 'at 11:30, Thursday.' All Sopho
mores take notice.
Coach Edward Stiehm was tho re
cipient of a telegram Sunday night
telling of the death of his mother at
her home in Wisconsin, Mrs. Stiehm
has been ill for some time, though
she was reported to be in na danger.
Her death was due to a recent opera
tion. The coach left on the north
bound Burlington Sunday night for
his home at Johnson Creek, Wis. It
is supposed that 'the funeral will take
placo today. No wofd has been re
ceived from Mr. Stjehm since his de
When tho four class debating teams
met Tuesday morning to make the .
final arrangements for the lnter-class
contests a serious difficulty presented
itself. Each team wanted'' to debate
on the negative side of the question.
The constitution provlderfHhat in such
a caso the sides shall be determined
by lot. Tho Debating Board, finding
it convenient ior me nrsc ume-inis
year to follow out the constitution,
cast tho lots with the result that the
Seniors and Sophomores will take the
affirmative. The Senior-Junior con
test will take place Monday, March
4, and the Sophomore-Freshman de
bate Thursday, March 7. The win
ners of theBe contests will debate on
Phi Beta Kappa day.
. This is an annual contest, Institute
about four years ago. The Juniors,
have won twice and the Freshmen
once. The teams selected,- Modayw
night are considered especially stnriBjf,
and the contests this year are likely
to be second to none In feint-e
Jlclency of debaters.
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