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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
PubliBhod by tho Studont Publica
tion Board of tho University of No
braBka. EDITORIAL STAFF
Editor 8E&RLE F. HOLMES
Managing Editor. EARLE H. TAYLOR
ABBOclato Editor. FRED McCONNELL
ABBooiato Editor... BURTON 8. HILL
Managor C. C. BUCHANAN
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Entered at tho poatofllco at Lincoln,
Nobrnnka, an socond-clasB mall matter,
undor tho Aot of ConroBS of March 3,
TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1912
LITERATURE AND SLANG.
The modern patrons of lltorature
look askanco at tho growing usage
and alarming popularity of slang.
Somo attrlbuto It to tho demandB of
now creatloiiB and Inventions, others
to the inherent tendency In tho Amer
ican to try flomothlng now and orig
inal. Whatever tho cause. It hecomeB
ovldont from the following exchange
that slang Is not distinctly a product
of modernism, but rather one of a long
and gradual growth:
" 'Booze,' as a word connected with
taking Btrong waters, dntes back two
centuries, and In tho spelling 'bouzo'
may ho found at oven as remote a
date as 1300 'Fresh,' in Its significa
tion of forward, comos from 1830.
'Some pumpkins,' popular slang in
bucolic circles, is of ancient Uncage.
'Gab has been slang for a century.
'Stag ' on tho fence between slang and
English, haB survived generations. In
tho 'Knickerbocker Magazine' of 1856
wo find an author telling of 'a party
of old brlcka who . . . aro keep
ing up a small stag party at tho end
of the room.' 'Squelch' in the seven
teenth century was in good use. Of
two words in vogue to express drunk
onnesB half a century ago, 'tight Is
much alive, while 'whittled' has been
dropped. There aro no fixed laws to
gaugo the life of alang or to predict
Us entrance Into tho language. Will
'high-brow,' for example, find its way
Into the mouths pf grandchlldron yet
unborn, or will It take itB place In tho
ranks of obsolete curiosities?" Col
8PRIG, GEDDLE 8PRIG.
It would afford ub the keenest
pleasure to meet face to face the man
who Is. responsible for those charm
ing lines, "Snow, benutiful Bnow."
This white and ordinarily wonderful
nrtlcle haB ceased to bo a bleslng or
a luxury and has assumed tho aspect
of a pest.
It has made progress to and from
an eight o'clock class a feat of great
daring; it delays tho street cars,
makes work for the freBhmen, and
gives tho ardent fusser an opportunity
to aBEume the air of a martyr as ho
enters tho parlor and tracks liquid
mud across the polished floor. ThoBO
and other features make ono forget
that Bnow Is a "white blanket, which
warms Mother Earth and protects the
little plants which will soon peep
forth," In fact, wo very much doubt
whether tho "little plants" will over
again "peep forth;" we aro forced
to pity the merchants who have laid
in a stock of flannel trousers and ten
nis bIjoob; we have visions of a num
bor of our co-eds In furs dancing about
tho festive May pole but these are
only visions. Next wook bolng vaca
tion, wo may bo blessed with several
lnchoa of rain, which will necessitate
roturning to school In gondolas.
Juniors to Meet Today.
A mooting of tho Junior class will
bo held In tho Temple theatre at 11:30
o'clock thla morning for tho election
of minor officers.
Whore Is tho fresh and balmy
Spring wo usually have right now;
whoro are tho larks that sweetly
sing on the lm trco's leafy bough?
Oh, where 1b tho ripplo of the brook,
and fragrant blossoms there; oh,
whero is tho cool and shady nook, far
from the city, and itB care? Alas
tho Bnow 1b drifted deep, and it still
comes drifting down; the blossoms
all aro still aBleep, for tho fields aro
whlto all 'round. Though winter long
has passed away, the real Spring's
slow to 'pear. Oh, what is tho reason
for delay; don't you think its queer?
All students should visit the "Col
lege Inn Barbr Shop at 127 North
12th. S L. Chaplin, Prop.
SENIOR COMMITTEES NAMED
TOM JAMES SELECTED CHAIR
MAN FOR" IVY DAY, GEORGE
LEONARD FOR INVITATIONS.
President Cub Lofgren of tho senior
class announced the following ap
pointments to senior committees for
tho presont term:
Invitation Committee George K.
Leonard, chairman, R. E. DavleB. John
Selleck7 Searlo Holmes, Alvlna Zum
winklo, Florence Rush.
Ivy Day Committee Tom James,
chairman, Henry Pearso, R. D. Haw
loy, John Hlppey, Marie Loe. Hazel
Teeters, Merle Thomas.
Class Gift Committee W. R. Grls
wold, chairman, W. L Bates, R. T.
Guthrie, W. J. Krug, Ruth Haller, Cor
nelia Lindsay, Juno Brown.
Convocation Committee Guy C.
Klddoo, chairman, Harold Wake, Or
vlllo Pierce, Jean McGahey, Louise
Class Play Manager V. C. Haicall.
Class Debt Committee Lewis An
('erson, chairman, ErnoBt Wohlenborg,
Verna Hydor, Opal Coryell.
A class meeting for tho purpose of
electing tho Ivy Day orator will bt
held Tuesday, March 20.
Freshmen to Elect Today.
Tho freshman election will bo held
at Momorlal hall at 11:30 o'clock to
day. MoCullough is the only candi
date announced so far and all ru
mors that there 1b to be a dark horse
In tho field seem to be without foundation.
WHOLE CHAPTER AT WEDDING
PI Phis Go to Omaha for Hamilton-f-
The entire PI Phi chapter went to
Omaha yesterday to attend the wed
ding of Miss Zora Fitzgerald and Earl
Hamilton, which took place last even
ing at tho brldo'a homo. Tho Delta
UpsllonB, who went from Lincoln to
nttond tho wedding, wore Verne
Bates, Tom James, Harvey Rathbone,
John Selleck and Leon Nelson.
New Lindefl Hotel
13 AND M STREETS
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Popular Price Cafe
SPECIAL ATTENTION GFEN BANQUETS
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The Leading Lady in Chas. Klein's Successful Play
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