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VOL. XI. NO. 141.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, THURSDAY, MAY 9, 1912.
Price 5 Cents
PROVES A SECCESS
STUDENTS OF LAW COLLEGE EN
JOY DAY'S OUTING AT BEACH.
THE ERESIIMEN WIN THE EIELD MEET
The Day Full of Activity Attorney
General Martin and Others Give
Addresses to Students.
Students of the College of Law
'demonstrated their priority of promi
nence yesterday when they success
fully enjoyed their second annual bar
becue at Capital Beach. The circus
began at the close of the eight o'clock
classes and continued until five
o'clock, "when their fast-ebbing
strength was completely sapped
away. Beginning first with a sere
nade by the Improvised, yet harmoni
ous, law band and closing with a raid
on the sanctum of the librarian, the
legal lights boarded two chartered
cars and soon were within the shadow
of the balmy beach and in sight of the
The day was spent in a variety of
ways by which the youthful barristers
were enabled to give vent to the many
deBires of their complex mako-up.
After making a preliminary visit to
the roasting Btoer, reBort was made
to athletic ventures In the form of a
novel track meet, which was won by
the freshmen, who gained thirty-one
pOInTs" TOf"Th"e-;JuntoTB' eighteen, -nmi
the seniors' seventeen. This was fol
lowed by the more serious part of the
program, confined to the addresses of
Martin Speaker of the Day.
Dean Hastings introduced Attorney
'Jeneral Grant (' Martin as the prin
cipal speaker. .Mr. Martin's remarks
were confined to the giving of a fow
buggestions relative to success in the
practice of the- profession, which
same wore very neatly illustrated by
the citation of several experiences.
He dwelt upon the necessity of choos
ing a proper location, and of the value
and method of winning friends. After
these requisites are acquired, the law
yer must seek and obtain a standing
In court. Ho advised the exerciso of
caution and deliberation in the- prep
aration and presentation of a case and
urged that in drawing up the brief
the writer bo discriminate, being care
ful not to burden tho court with a lot
of extraneous citations. Ho closed
with an eloquent appeal for tho adop
tion of the "square deal" as tho key
stone of legal ethics, stating that, In
tho sacrifice of unearned pecuniary
gain for the sako of principle the law
would attain its highest usefulness,
both to the state and tho practitioner
Mr. Martin was followed by Judge
CornlBh of tho district bench, Chan
cellor Avery and former Police Judge
Rlsser, all of whom made remarks
complimentary to the law school and
in koeping with the spirit of tho oc
casion. Many Rations Provided.
Tho noon hour having arrived, the
lavish outlay of rations was soon dis
posed of in a Btrlctly military fashion.
Tho committee had provided, besides
the 600 pounds of beef, other neces
saries in abundance, such as potatoes,
buns, pickles, coffee and ice cream.
High and low alike stooped to the
ground and enjoyed, with apparent
FRAT DATE CHANGED
MAY 25 TO BE THE DATE OF THE I FRANCO LEONI'S CANTATA TO
PAN-HELLENIC SOPHO- BE PRESENTED AT CONVO
MORE HOP MAY 21. CATION TODAY.
The date of tho sophomore hop has
boon changed from May 29 to May 21,
tho now date being that of the evening
before Ivy Day. Tho change is due
to tho decision of Manager Buekstaff
to open his beach a week earlier than
ho had originally planned upon. The
park will bo open to the public Sun
day, May 2(. The dance will bo held
the Tuesday of the week preceding,
and the dancers will have the exclu
sive use of tho park.
May 21 was tho date originally set
for tho Ban Hellenic, but tho commit
tee for that dance was unable to get
the Auditorium for that evening and
put off the big inter-frat event until
tho following Saturday, May 2f.
Owing to the unexpected and en
forced shifting of the date of the
sophomore hop to an evening eight
days earlier, some rather precipitate
action in the way of arrangements
has been required of the committee
However, the committee (Iocb not an
ticipate much trouble with Its ticket
sale Tho Idea of holding a class
dance at the big, airy pavilion at the
Beach, as opposed to that of tho late
season, indoor dance, has proved very
popular from all outward evidences
Chairman Enfield received requests
for approximately forty tickets with
in three dayB after he had first an
nounced the plan of holding the dance
Tickets will bo placed on sale this
morning. They can be purchased of
Chairman Enfield at tho Alpha Thet
house or of any of tho committee, who
are as follows: Sholly White, mas
ter of ceremonies; Miss Edna Ruth
Evans, Rood Dawson, Carl Nagl,
Ered Trumble, and Bess Hyde.
A meeting of the committee Is call
ed for 11 o'clock Thursday morning at
Eield class for girls will make
studies near IxHiisville, Friday and
Saturday. Class meeting Thursday
noon. DONEE GRIFFITH.
Student Members of Publication Board
to Be Chosen May 21st.
Thero will bo a meeting of all
classes Tuesday, May 2lBt, except tho
senior class, for the purpose of elect
ing student members of tho publica
Tho juniors will meet In tho Chem
istry recitation room, tho sophomores
In tho Temple, and tho freshmen in
Tho members elected at this time
are elected to serve for one year, their
term beginning next September.
earnestneBs, tho appeasing of tho
Inner man In this novel and uncon
Tho day's festivities wore closed by
tho annual baseball contest, which re
sulted in an easy victory for tho
juniors and their sub rosa 'varsity
team. The senior-Junior game was
won by tho latter to tho tune of nine
to two and the victors thereupon van
quished tho freshmen by a shut-out
score of seven to nothing.
! "GATE OF LIFE"
"The date of Life," the cantata
which la to bo given at convocation
tills morning by tho University
Chorus, with an orchestra and solo
ists, is one of the groat musical mas
terpieces of Franco I,coni. It will un
doubtedly be up to tho usual stand-
lard of the productions of the Chorus,
as there has boon much work put
The scone is laid in Home in the
third century. Tho principal charac
ters are "Portia" and "I'robus,"
Christians; the Chief Priest of Ju
piter; Romans, and Christians.
There are three scoiiob as follows:
Scene I. Dedication of the Temple
of the Sun. The Romans await
Caesar, in honor of whose victories
thoy are about to dedicate their now
temple of the sun. Orchestral muBic
announces Caesar's approach Just
as the altar fires are kindled, the
voice of Portia Is hoard denouncing
the Roman gods. A thunder storm
which quenches tho altar fires is in
terpreted by the people as a sign of
l Jupiter's wrath. In their frenzy they
demand the death of the Christians.
Scene II. The prison at midnight.
Tho Christians fortify themselves for
the death awaiting them on the mor
row. Scene II. Tho Arena. Tho Romans
are assembled to witness the death of
the Christians and await Caesar.
Portia and I'robus warn tho Romans
to forsake their gods. The Christians
are thrown into tho arena. The
triumphant cries of the mob proclaim
their death. The cantata cIobcs with
a song of exultant faith by a Chris
Tho Chorus is to be assisted by tho
following soloists and orchestra:
Soloists -Dr. Winifred Hyde
prano; Mr. Reuben Walt, tenor;
Mr. (has. H. Miller, bass.
Orchestra- Eddie J. Walt, first vio
lin; Lucy Miller, second violin; Wil
liam Quick, viola; Lillian Eiche,
'cello; Allen Crosby, double basB;
Dr. Pierce, clarinet; Stephen Jollnek,
cornet; Edith Burlingum, piano;
Louise Zumwinkel, organ.
A DISTINCTIVE DANCE.
Junior Informal Last Dance at Lincoln
Hotel This Year.
The Junior Hop, tho last informal
dance to bo given at tho Lincoln
Hotel this school year, tho only such
affair at which Eddie Walt has per
formed since last May, and tho next
to the last University dance at which
ho will over perform, is to tako place
Chairman Bachoritch announces
that the tickets have boen practically
all disposed of and that tho "free
list" has boon treated likewise, that
Is to say, disposed of without any
gain to them In the way of "comps."
The finances of tho class are in such
shape as not to need pecuniary aid
from a hop, henco the prime object
of the affair will bo the pleasure of
Tickets for the Junior Hop are on
sale at the "Rag" office.
FEARED BY DR. WILLIAMS
PHI BETA KAPPA ORATOR EM
RATOR (IIAMPIirlS OLD LEARNING
Gives Eloquent Address to Phi Beta
Kappa Society In Temple Last
Dr. Williams, who delivered tho Phi
Beta Kappa oration in the Templo
theater last evening, gave a scholarly
lew on tho topic, "Tho Old learning
and tho New."
As a champion of the old learning
he portrayed Its rapid decline and al
most complete abolition which has oc
curred within tho last thirty years.
This development has manifested It
self in the decreasing attention paid
to the classics, Latin and Greek.
Whereas fifty years ago a largo per
centage of college students followed
the classics, tho number Is now prac
tically limited to those who Intend to
toacli them. So It has come to a point
where such learning Ib confined al
most entirely to the women of our na
tion. Literary Decay.
Dr. Williams pointed out that with.
thiB decline our nation has suffered
a relapse in the production of litera
ture amounting almost to sterility.
With this relapse haB come a decreas
ing ilcinanil oil Uia part at lh.apubllQ
for good literature. Dr. Williams alBO
pointed out tho significant fact that
of tho seventy-live rociplentB of tho
Nobel Prlzo, for tho past ten years,
only two have been Americans. In a
word America has come "to add much
to tho knowledge of the world, but
llttlo to Its wisdom."
Thero is light, however, In tho pres
ent reaction among our older Institu
tions, to reinstate tho classics, and
Dr. Williams Is of the opinion that
tho nation will eventually reallzo Its
danger and return to tho old loarnlng,
that learning which makes for higher
HAVE NARROW E8CAPE.
Tom James and Cloyde Stewart Aro
Picked Up Just In Time.
As an incident to tho law barbecuo
at Capital Beach yesterday, two mem
bers of tho school came near to los
ing their Hvcb. It Booms that Tom
JameB and Cloyde Stewart, both mem
bers of tho freshman law clasB, wero
desirous of a llttlo Jaunt upon tho icy
Beas, and hence hied themselves to a
boat and brrfyed the torrents of said
Tho boat was Bmall, their spirits
were high, and the water somewhat
rough. With a suddenness that pre
vented warning, the llttlo boat cap
sized and plunged its contents Into
the depths of tho lake. Tho cries of
the drowning men, however, saved the
day, for some near-by fishermen, hear
ing their wails, wero soon to tho res
cue and in short time had tho un
happy -youths landed on the shore,
where they were left to dry and tell
their story to tho passers-by.
The panorama vIowb of tho full ca
det brigade may bo secured at tho
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