The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 24, 1912, Image 1

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VOL. XI. NO. 130.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 1912.
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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.
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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
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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.
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