The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 24, 1912, Image 1
. t Qhe Dail IFlebraekan " ; ! r. VOL. XI. NO. 130. UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 1912. Price 5 Cents - ii-- , 'A ' Ka" l-V CADETS TO HOLD ANNUAL CAMP AT CRETE THIS YEAR TENTS WILL BE PITCHED BE8IDE THE BLUE. HOVEL FEATURES ARE BEING PLANNED Encampment of Agricultural School Students Began This Morning and Will End Friday. GIRLS MASS MEETING TODAY MILLER SECRETLY MARRIED CLUB WILL NOMINATE MEMBERS TO SERVE ON 1912-3 EXECU TIVE BOARD. Plans for the annunl encampment of the FirBt Regiment, , University cadets, aro rapidly being completed. Touts will bo pitched at the Crete Chautauqua grounds near the Blue river, on Tuesday, May 14 Colonel Smith is planning many novel fea tures in order to make this year's camp the most successful and popular over held. Ho is planning to have a military field meet on Friday after noon, May 17, in which all the com panies aro expected to enter contes tants. It 1b rumored that there is a large dancing pavillion on the camp grounds and lirrangements will be made to hold a big military hop some time during camp week. The cadets will return homo Saturday, May '18 When the plans are fully announced it Is expected that there will be no one who will ask to'be excused as has been the cuBtom too much in the past. Program for Ag. Cadets. The first annual, encampment of the Agricultural school cadets since tho formation of tho new regiment be gan this morning, to continue until Friday evening. Maneuvers and field problems will bo worked out in the The Girls' Club of tho University will hold a large mass meeting of all University girls today at 11:30 o'cloftk in the chapel. Tho meeting has been called for tho purpose of nominating members who are to sorve on tho executivo board of the club next year. Nominations will come both from a nominating committee and from tho co-ed body at largo. The meeting haB been made neces sary because of the new constitution which wbb adopted last week. For merly tho executivo board was self perpetuating, but now will bo elected by the girls of the University. MANAGER OF UNIVERSITY BOOK 8TORE CONCEALED NEWS OF WEDDING A MONTH. ii DIPLOMAT" COMING FAST mornings an3aregTmehtarparade wa held Tuesday at 5 o'clock. Tho PorBh lng'Workizer contest will take placo at 4 o'clock Wednesday. Tho company compot and tho indi vidual spell-down will bo hold Thurs day afternoon, after which tho regi ment will bo reviewed by Governor Aldrlch. ' Handsome prizes are offered to tho winners. Lieutenants Bowman and Wilson from Fort Crook will bo the judges of these contests. There will bo no real encampment at tho State Farm, Captain Yates hav ing concluded that it was too cold for studontB to sleep out doors at preB ent, so tho cadets will bo allowed to go homo every evening and report for tho usual problems every morning at 8 o'clock. Thoso of the senior class who will receivo commissions from tho Farm reglmont are: A. S. Kindlg, colonol; Fred Gingrich, lieutenant colonel; R. Q. Hillis, captain adjutant; R. B. Otto, captain commissary; J. T. McCarthy, 0 captain quartermaster. Second bat talion: O. S. Adams, major; A. D. Sell, first lieutenant adjutant; W. T. Jones, first lieutenant quartermaster. First Battalion: H. S. Johnson, major; W. C. Coupland, first lieutenant ad jutant; J. Novotny, first lieutenant quartermaster; captalnB, II. N. Otto, E.E. Thrapp, Jay Goffo, II. A. Jones, M- H. Phillipson, E. C. Nelson; first HeutonantB, Harley Trotter, A. W. Campbell, S. E. Beln, C. R. Smith, J. , ' W. Sjogren, R. C. Johnson; Becond HeutonantB, F. W. Paulus, D. Kenton, P. O. SwanBon, E. F. Hock, S. C. Sny der, B H. Thompson; chief musician, E. S. LIndburg. CAST IN KOSMET KLUB OPERA IS NOV PERFECTING ITS LINES. "The Diplomat," whose rehearsals now occupy the Temple theatre nearly every evening, is gradually coining into line shape. The cast has been at work for the paBt two months and now has tho lines letter perfect Tho real excitement of tho re hearsals started about two weeks ago when the chorus began Its warblings. Greatly to the gratification of tho Klub, even these positions proved to Tho worried look on tho counten ance of Harry .Miller, assistant to the purchasing agent and manager of the University Book Store, has at last been solved. Ho was secretly mar ried about tho middle of March. This startling revelation was made yesterday afternoon, after a long in vestigation on tho part of IiIb rriends Tho brido in this secret wedding wns formerly Miss Marie Monroe, a school teacher at Havelock. Details as to tho bride's former residence and pre vious history have not yet been ascer tained, but tho fact remaliiB that the marriage was performed without tho knowledgo of friends, and that Mr. Miller is now a candidate for the dis tribution of cigars. FAMOOS JOURNALIST TO DELIVER AN ADDRESS DR. TALCOTT WILLIAM8 WILL SPEAK HERE MAY 8. IT IS PHI BETA KAPPA SPEECH Ralph W. Garrett Will Represent Newly Elected Members of So ciety on Speaker's List. VIEWS RACE PROBLEM DARKLY ALBERT WATKINS 8AYS SOUTH ERN NEGRO 18 GROWING - WORSE OFF. ire TnnatteT oriiompetitf onrTrnd-those-J-orB; negroes-; educators, statesm Ord Club to Meet. Tho Oijd Club will meet at tho home A of Aural Scott, N3100 R street, Thurs day evening, April 5, 1912. All mem 1 bers please nrtltie; ' who were successful were chosen bo cause of good voices or somo vein of humor calculated to tickle the imag (nations of the audience. "Spud" Connor, who wrote the music and is now trying to beat it into tho heads of tho songsters, is optimistic in his prophesies and doesn't begrudge tho energy that he Bpends trying to lead tho chorus and find the piano keys at the same time The rehearsals are not entirely de voted to dramatic capers; during tho spare moments tho embryo actors and actresses indulge in sparkling wit and cutting jests, and have become so well acquainted that their organi zation 1b remarkable, and conducive to concentrated efforts. So far Cupid has not Interfered with the rehearsals, nor has professional jealousy made its appearance, so tho course of tho work is smooth. Barring sudden death in tho cast or tho destruction of tho theatre by fire, tho Klub promises that tho Opera, which makes its appearance May 3 at tho Oliver, will bo a pleasing revela tion and a scream. ' FARM DEPARTMENT CLOSES MISS ABIGAIL M'CONNELL WILL BE THE EDITOR NEXT YEAR. Tho condition of the negro in the cotton be is, to say the least, far from pronnklng, according to a talk delivered yesterday at convocation by Albert Watklns, president of tho State Historical Society, and ox-newspaper editor. With a typical newspaper man's Insatiablo thirBt for informa tion, Mr. Watklns, in his recent trip to tho Bouth, crosB-queBtloned plant- and scholars alike until ho probably knows more bout the cotton bolt than most of the natives. "Morally and economically tho negro of today," ho declared, "is worse off than he was twenty years ago. Ho never gets ahead; ho 1b al ways In debt to tho planters, and he Is different from the slave only'ln his right to run away." Ho thinks education does more harm than good, for tho average negro In tho south doeBn't digest or under stand what he reads. "It Is not a theory we face in tho south, but a condition," ho continued. "Wo have there a highly organized society and superimposed upon it Is a large majority of a people unfit for self-rule. All tho wisest southerners agree in saying that tho south must bo lot alone to solve tho problem for Itself. Time alone can Buggest a remedy." Mr. Watklns thinks It possible that tho negro race may dio out as tho Indians are doing, because there has been a gradual depreciation of tho negro since tho civil war. Dr. Talcott WllllaniB, who haB re cently been appointed dlroctor of tho Pulitzer School of Journalism, Colum bia University, will give tho Phi Beta Kappa addross this year, Wednosday, May 8, at tho Tomplo theatre. Instead of having an annual ad dress as waa formerly done, tho local chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Is plan ning to bring ono especially good speakor ovory two or throe years. Dr. Williams will bo tho first orator under the new status. Tho addreBB, which usually comes during commencement week, will oc cur earlier this year because Nebras ka is joining Wisconsin and Minne sota In bringing Dr. Williams to tho woBt. Ho will also speak before the Phi Beta Kappa societies of theBO universities. Dr. Williams is a graduate of Am herst College and Is not only a Jour nalist and editor of forty years' ex perience, but is also a Bcholar, lec turer and writer of wide repute. For tho last thirty years ho has been chief editorial writer of tho Philadelphia Press. Tho annual initiation, and Jjanauot of Phi Beta Kappa will occur Satur day, May 4, at 5; 30 p. m., in tho faculty room of the Tomplo. Tho newly elected members of the society met yesterday and choBO Ralph W. Garrett to represent them on tho speakers' list at tho banuot. Cornelia Llndsey was made perma nent chairman of this year's members. AG. SENIORS IRE BUSY 80METHING DOING FOR THEM EVERY NIGHT TILL GRADU ATION WEEK CLO8E8. Since the ruBh of commencement woek is on at tho Farm and students are already beginning to leave, tho Farm department of tho "Rag" was officially closed at the special convo cation at the Farm Sunday. At (hat time tho Farm Editor presented a prize offered for tho most consistent (Continued on page 4) STUDIES CONVICTS' BRAINS BUT DR. POYNTER WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DELIVER EX PECTED ADDRE88. After a study of tho brains of tho two convicts, Gray and Dowd, cover ing a period of three weoks, Dr. Poyn tor yesterday announced that ho will be able to report nothing definite to tho meeting of tho Academy of Sci ence which is to bo held at Lincoln, May 2. The brainB of these men rep- ( Continued on page 2.) Tho members of tho senior class of tho School of Agriculture will have their fill of entertainment during tho week. Monday evening they were en tertained at a joint meeting of tho literary societies; Tuesday evening the juniors showed their hospitality in honor of the seniors; Wednesday evening is set for chorus rehearsal, which must be attended by all mem bers pf the chorus. Tho alumni asso ciation of tho school will entertain tho seniors Thursday night. Tho graduation exercises will take place Friday night in Grant's Me morial hall, Instead of tho Temple as has beoi; announced, because tho chorus could not bo accommodated in the Temple. The graduating class consists of sixty members, of which fifteen aro girls. Math, Seminar to Meet. Tho Mathematical Seminar will meet In M. 307, Wednesday, April 24, at 4:30 p. m. Program, "Rosearch of Primitive Functions.' HENRY T. JOHNSON. J j .jW"V . i '.