The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 15, 1913, Image 1

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    XI be SDailv IRebraehan
Vol. XII. No. 71
Price 5 Cents
ENG. HOLD OPEN HOUSE 1 delivers historical address
Legislators, High School Students,
and All University Students In
vited to See Laboratories In
Full Force.
Ab a result of agitation by the stu
dent section of the A S M. E and
the Engineering Society, the faculty
of the college has set apart the even
ing of Saturday, Feb. 8, as Engineers'
night The laboratories of the Me
chanical engineering building, the
Electrical laboratory, and the Ma
terials Jesting Laboratory will be run-
ning in full force for the Inspection
of the public Invitations will be sent
to each member of the legislature, and
a general Invitation extended to the
Commercial Club, the Lincoln high
school, nnd all who may be interested.
This will offer an excellent oppor
tunity to see the engineering labora
tories In operation The laboratories
will be In charge of professors and In
structors, and each machine will have
one or more students In charge aB a
demonstrator. Junior and Senior C.
E's will have charge of the Materials
Testing laboratory, Junior and Sen
.lor E. E.'8 of the electrical laboratory,
Freshmen and Sophomores the forge,
foundry and woodworking laborator
ies, and mechanical engineers the re
mainder of the M. E. building.
A heat will be run In the foundry
room and the public will have a
chance to see the process of making
castings. Rumor has It that the elec
trical engineers aro planning a spec
tacular demonstration of their depart
ment All engineers will be needed on thlB
night, as the success of the scheme
depends on the individual work of
each man P. S Toney is chairman
of the committee In charge.
Special Meeting Called for Thi6 After
noon In Prof. Buck's Office On
Account of Death.
A meeting of the English Club will
be held this afternoon at 5 o'clock In
Professor Buck's office in U 107 C.
Tho meeting has been called for the
purpose of taking action apropos the
death of Miss Longman, who was a
prominent member of the club.
All Juniors and Seniors who want
their pictures In the 1913 Cornhusk
er will have the same taken at Town
send's before February 1st. Three
dollars covers the price of the photos
and the cut.
Dr. R. G. ThwalteB Tells of Early
EventB of Mississippi Valley
Exploration and Set
Dr. H. (1 Tlnwiltes, secietaij of the
Wisconsin State Historical Societj, de
livered a very eloquent adieus of
much llterarj value, before a fair
sized crowd at convocation yesterday
morning He chose as his subject,
"Some of the Many Elements In the
History of the Mississippi Valley"
In a very graphic manner he told
of the early explorations of the Mis
sissippi river by the Spanish, the
French, the Journes of the Jesuit
missionaries, and the Franciscans, and
of their toll and Belf sacrifice After
this drama of the New France the cur-
fell on the invasion of the
invasion of
British, resulting in the selling of
Louisiana, which had become the po
litical chessboard of Spain, France,
and Great Britain Hut explorations I
continued westward, ever pushing the
Indian further and further into the in
terior and in time conquered this race,
believing that white man's might was
right Then he told of the widening
of the trailB by the emigrants and the
Bufferings they endured, the disap
pearance of the buffalo, which was suc
ceeded by the cowboy, which in turn
also disappeared. Then came the pic
turesque river navigation, followed by
the long and terrible war. Thus, Dr.
Thwaites told of the history that this
great river basin had played In tho
events of this country. n closing, ho
"It Ib a Btory of a splendid epic and
should hope and rejoice for the time
when the poet or artist materializes
who can interpret these annals Into a
beautiful romance."
While In the city, Dr Thwaites Ib
the guest of the Nebraska Historical
Society, at whose banquet he will de
liver an address. Wednesday night he
will speak In the Temple under the
auspices of this society.
Capt. Skinner Given Rank of Major
Other Promotions Along Line
In Military Department.
Yesterday several appointments and
promotions were announced In the
military department, to take effect
immediately, subject to tho approval
of the chancellor. They are as fol
lows: To be major (unaaslgned), Capt.
Adj. L. T. Skinner.
To be captain and regimental ad
jutant, Lieut. A. L. H. Hickman.
To bo second lieutenant, Company
F, Sergeant Major H. R. Harley.
To be regimental sergeant major,
Color Sergeant L. It. Hudd.
To be color Bergeant, Private E. C.
In Anticipation of Stiff Game With
Alumni Team Last of the
Tuesday evening basketball practice
consisted of tso llfteen minute pe
riods of nt tenuous workout for the
'varsity and subs
Every individual out was given a
chance to demonstiate his ability at
both basket shooting and cute h-as-catch
can wrestling More of the lat
ter predominated
Hawkins, Meier, Koifer, and Howe
are showing a decided improvement
and give promise of making every vet
eran work for his position.
IteportB from Omaha bear the tid
IngB that the ex-uni bunch are going
to show the present "CornlniBkerB"
that they can come back strong and
the fact that Nagle may play with
them will make the game even more i
Wesleyan is also working strenu
ously In preparation for their game
with the 'varsity Saturday. An Ink
ling of their strength will be ascer
tained Thursday evening when they
play the University of Omaha team.
Several Places on Team to Be Filled
Plans to Get an Instructor
Under Way.
In view of the coming wrestling
tournament to be held thlB apring
tho University Wrestling club will
hold a meeting Thursday to got a line
on all available material. Bealdes tak- nnrt In t h o Iniirnnmanl It la
planned to have those who make tho
team take several trips to compete
with teams of neighboring schools
There are several men to be chosen
thero Is a good reward In sight
for those who turn out.
Fred Gunther, newly elected presi
dent of the club, will preside at the
meeting Thursday. IManB are being
made to secure a first class man as
Instructor He wil give both private
and general instructions to those who
decide to take part Much material
is thought to be available which has
not shown up yet, and every man pos
sible should turn out.
if Applications for positions on if
-A- the Editorial and Business staffs ir
of The Dally Nebraskan will be
received by Prof. Aylesworth,
if secretary of the Student Publl- if
if cation Board any time before r
if Saturday noon, January 18, 1913, if
if Applications are to be made on if
if blanks obtainable either at the if
if secretary's office, U. 103, or at if
if the Nebraskan office. if
Member of Public 8peaking Organiza
tions Find Strong Arguments for
Campus Change Urge Stu
dent Support.
A resolution endorsing the Hoard of
Regents' recommendation for Univer
sity removal and committing the or
ganization to that policy was passed
by Phi Alpha Tan, the honorary debat
ing and public speaking fraternity at
Its monthly meeting held last evening
at! the Lincoln Hotel. The resolution
wan presented by Ernest Hahn, a Sen
ior in the law college, and was the
subject of an Interesting two Iioutb'
discussion, In which every member
present took an active part
Woul Foster Unity.
Most of the speakers confined them
bcIvcb to arguments in favor of tho
removal proposal, the principal point
advanced being that It would Insure a
greater unity and concentration of
University activity (' A Sorenson in
answer to tho assertion that removal
would discourage student employment,
urged that u greater per cent of farm
students earn their way through col
lege than do Btudents on the city cam
pus, and that In many cubcs the prin
cipal work done by students wub per
formed on Saturday. He referred also
t,o (the employment of Cotner and
Wealeyan Btudents In the city as tend
ing to Bhow that such employment
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Students Unsociable.
Anon Raymond pointed out that
what the students needed mostly waB
sociability with ,and ijmong them-
olves, and that under the present so-
called "city system" they were prac
tically denied any of this He favored
removal as a means toward the crea
tion and establishment of a more thor
ough and unified university spirit.
Several of the speakers observed
that removal did not mean the com
plete segregation of the students from
all things earthly and material. Ho
was assured that in time, the "Sara
toga" would move to the farm, and
that like It, the other atributes of
the city would soon be within hailing
distance of the students.
C. L. Clark spoke against the meas
ure, contending, with former mayor,
Don L. Love, that an elllclent educa-
tlonal plant could be built and maln-
talned without tho accompaniment of
a pleasing campiiB, that the same
could bo built on the present quarters,
making unnocoBsary the acquisition of
new land. (
Investigation Thorough.
The general sentiment expressed at
the meeting was that the regents had
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