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Ubc H)atl IFlebraskan
VOL. XI. NO. 113.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, TUESDAY APRIL 2, 1912.
Price 5 Cents
AT STATE PENITENTIARY
GRAHAM TAYLOR CONDEMN8 IT
IN 8TRONQE8T TERM8.
POINTS IUT THE DUTY If STUDENTS
8peaker Declares They Owe It to
8tatc to Better Existing Evils
at Penal Institution.
Denouncing tho conditions at the
Nebraska state penitentiary in the
strongest terms, referring to thom as
"outrageous and suicidal," Graham
Taylor of Chicago, prominent as a
social service worker and associate
editor of Tho Survey magazine, ad
dressed the students at a special con
vocation Monday morning.
Speaking on the subject of "Social
Obligations," Mr. Taylor told tho stu
dents that they owed It to the state
that gave them their education to bet
ter existing social evils, tho most
pressing one of which was the state
"Dirty, Nasty Hole."
"Tho dirtleBt, nastiest, old hole "thai
I have seen In a long time, and I have
visited many prisons," were tho words
in which Mr Taylor reforred to the
kitchen at the state penal institution.
Tho speaker visited the penitentiary
"You are breeding tuberculosis and
you are demoralizing men," said Mr.
Taylor. "It Is an outrage, nothing
more nor less. It is suicide for the
mon to live there."
Favors Easier Death.
"If you are going to klU llio meTl
who are prisoners In your penitentiary
why don't you lino them up and shoot
thom? "Why prolong tho agony?
"I was talking to one of tho prison
ers at tho penitentiary who Is facing
death. Ho seemed to tako tho right
view of things. He said that ho didn't
caro much what happened to him, but
that ho hopod to God that tho other
mon would get Borne rights, if not
men's right, then prisoners' rights."
SIGMA NU CONVENTIONS '
DELEGATES FROM 8IX CHAPTERS
AND MANY VI8ITORS ARE
The biennial convention of tho sixth
district of tho Sigma Nu fraternity
will be hold in Lincoln Friday, Satur
day and Sunday of this week. Dele
gates are coming from chapters at
Ames, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Cor
nell and Kansas. Tho district In
cludes seven states, so a largo number
of alumni from neighboring states will
Convention dolngB will Include a
formal party Friday evening and a
convention banquet at the Lincoln
Saturday evening. About thirty vis
itors are expected for the dance and
over fifty for the banquet. .
Dramatic Club Tryouts.
Tho second semester Dramatic Club
tryouts wflll be held this evening In
the rooms of the club, and will com
mence at 7:30 promptly. Final regis
trations f4r places may be made this
morning In U 106 at 11 o'olook.
CARRIER THE CAPTAIN
8PEEDY LITTLE GUARD WILL
HEAD 1913 NEBRA8KA BASKET
Sam Carrier will bo tho captain of
the 1913 basketball team. In a straw
vote hold by members of this season's
basketball squad at St. George's studio
Sunday morning the speody little
guard was unanimously selected as
next year's leader. This vote will bo
otMclally confirmed shortly, Bay mem
bers of tho team.
Carrier has Just complotod hlB boc
ond year on the team and ho was the
only man to participate In every game
played by tho Cornhuskors this sea
son, thirteen in all. Ho has playod
guard two years In succession. Car
rier is a junior engineer.
SENIOR PARTY A 8UCCE8S.
Dance Thrown Open to Under-Clasa-men
to Escape Deficit.
Despite tho warm woathor and vari
ous outside attractions, tho seniors
held a very enjoyable party Saturday
evening in tho Temple. Tho occasion
was the annual senior masquerade,
when members of tho upper clasB
Btopped down from their usual lofty
plane and aBBUmed. the garb of carica
ture. After 9:30 o'clock tho danco was
thrown open to tho University public
and tho opportunity was taken ad
vantage of by a goodly number of
lower claBsmen. Chairman Hawloy
took this action in order to avoid tho
possibility of going in debt on the
dancor tho cIjlbs having already a jjttlo
financial burden to dispose of.
REAL STUDENTS PROSPER
PROFESSOR CONANT SAYS MEN
WHO 8TUDY MOST MAKE
Several weeks ago an article came
out in tho columns of tho Daily No
braskan to the effect that it did not
take a student in tho Nebraska law
school, to get along well; among other
things it stated that many Bluffers
did better than tho consistent stu
dents. It was to this article that Professor
Conant made reply before tho fresh
man law claBS last Friday morning,
showing that the article was lncon
siBtant and fallacious. To make it
clear to tho clasB that it was impos
sible over to learn much law without
using tho books, the professor had
all tho books that would bo used In
the three years by tho Btudent stacked
upon his desk, saying that the law was
contained In those books that tho stu
dent would bo supposed to know when
he received his diploma. Ho further
remarked that the student who read
these books with some degree of care
would bo tho one who would know
tho law In the long run, regardless of
the fact that some other student was
lucky enough to "guess pretty well"
and do better In tho examinations
without reading tho books than the
really conscientious student.
Some of the other professors also
took the matter up before their classes
and showed by statistics that It was
after all the students who had done
the work from day to day that got tho
best grades, with the exception of a
APRIL 1 ORSERVED HERE
MODERN A8 WELL A8 ANCIENT
JE8T8 HELP MAKE DAY
April Fool's day brought out the
usual number of tricks at tho Uni
Tho practical Joker was much In
ovidonco all day. Fake formal bids
as well as envelopes of tho conven
tional regret slzo bearing naught but
a small card with "April fool" In
scribed thereon, woro some of the
favorites. Tho stalo loadod cigar and
"doped" food were also present with
wings on. Freshmon came clear down
town to got tlcketB for tho Monday
matinee at tho Orpheum for tholr
older frat brothers.
One of tho worst Jokes playod waB
perpetuated by one of tho professors
of the Arts and Scionco college. All
but four students woro absent from
tho class, which was an 11 o'clock,
v.-horoupon ho said "April fool!" and
gave an easy mld-BomoBter to thoBo
present. Tho "fooled" ones will now
take an examination much harder than
One sorority houso was called by
'phono at 3 o'clock In tho morning.
No peace was given to tho sleeping
inmateB until the Insistent ring was
answered. Then a deep, masculine
voice remarked, "April fool."
An Innocent freshman was told that
her 11 o'clock class was dismissed on
account of Graham Taylor's talk. At
1130 she saw tho registrar's warning,
"No Classes Excused." Now she Is
trying to think of an oxcuso that will
pass muBter at tho dean's office.
The usual brick in tho hat trick
was resorted to frequently, along with
other shop-worn Josts especially dedi
cated to thiff tiate;
FIRST BASEBALL PRACTICE
ABOUT TWO DOZEN MEN PUT
THROUGH STRENUOUS OPEN-
The first baseball practice of the
BeaBon was held yesterday afternoon
on the athletic field, about two dozon
candidates reporting to Coach Stiehm.
The men were put through a rather
grilling performance, being ordered to
run three times around tho field. In
asmuch as Borne of them wero In far
from good physical condition, they
wero sore In body when tho practice
was ended. Coach Stiehm was well
pleased with the turnout, saying that
he expected to be able to Becuro a
rattling good team out of it.
No first-year men are allowed to
work out with the regular squad at
present, although some may bo per
mitted to do so after tho "weeding
out" process has fairly begun. Prac
tice will be held dally hereafter.
Math. Seminar to Meet.
Meeting of the mathematical semi
nar Wednesday, April 3, 5:30 p. m.,
in M 307.
Program Fourth chapter of Le
HTNRY T. JOHNSON, Secy.
few of those who were able to guess
well, and ft would be impossible, for
the latter to retain what they might
have put down In their examination
FRATERNITY MAN MADE
A TARGET RY A BURGLAR
BEVERAL REVOLVER 8HOT8 FIRED
AT "PEANUT" HILL.
THE ALPHA TAU HIUSE IS RttlED
Five Watches and $15 In "Money Taken
By an Early Morning
Although It was alroady April Fool's
day, novertholoss It was no Joko when
a burglar took soveral shots at "Pea
nut" Hill about 2 a. m. yostorday
morning Just as he was about to enter
tho bathroom at tho A T. O. houso.
Owing to tho fact that no llghtB
woro on, it was impossible to toll
what tho man looked llko, but ho could
easily bo dotoctod drawing tho cur
tains aside aftor dollvorlng three or
four shots and escaping out of tho
bathroom window. The alarm was
quickly given to tho slumbering Alpha
Taus, who excitedly camo to tho scono
of disaster from all parts of sleeping
How He Escaped.
Aftor tho police arrived an Investi
gation was mado to boo if anything
was missing. Tho way tho burglar
escaped was also investigated, and It
appeared that he had climbed out of
trie window on to tho roof of a small
back porch, and from there Jumped to
(ho ground, a dlstanco of only a few
feet. Tracks wero discovered loading
from tho spot whoro tho burglar first
Jumped off tho porch through an alloy
going toward Twenty-seventh street.
Five gold watchos and $15 In money
Hyerc taken- by the, intruder, jBruco
Mallory was tho losor of tho $15, whllo
ho also contributed a gold watch to
the burglar. Mallery's homo Is In
Alliance. Tho other boys loBlng
watches woro Chester Dobbs of Beat
rice, Lloyd Adams of Fromont, Reed
O'Hanlon of Omaha and Rex Coffee of
Alliance. Tho loss is estimated at
SURE SIGNJF SPRIN6
BASEBALL IN 8TREET BRING8
USUAL TROUBLE TO LINCOLN
Ono of the never-falling signs that
spring has come is when the baseball
enthusiasts of tho different fraterni
ties pull off tholr coats in tho evening
Just before supper and play ball In
the streets for an hour or so. It Is
never uncommon to seo at least a
half dozen games of "catch" going on
In front of any of tho fraternity houses
'mid the joyous din of baseball slang.
It Is this sort of thing that has vexed
tho" police force of the city, and on
one occasion some of tho boys nar
rowly escaped getting a ride In the
new "city carriage"; the only reason
they did not Is the fact that the new;
buggy came a day late, so they had to
be content with the old one.
Another fraternity has been warned
that the members will bo arrested
If they are caught playing In front of
a certain school building of the city.
While there is no grass on the grounds
nor apparently anything else that
might be injured by an occasional
game, it is contended by the authori
ties that they want to put a stop to
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