The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 08, 1914, Image 1

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The Daily Nebraskan
VOL XIII. NO. 68 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, THURESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1914
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THEIR HEALTH IN DANGER
MEMBERS OF SPHARO STYX
FUN FROLIC CAST ARE WOR
RIED BY OVERWORK.
TEN HOURS A DAY IN REHERSAL
One O'Clock to ten p. m. the Limits of
Time Demanded by John
T. Prince, Director.
According to the statement made by
a prominent member of the cast yes
terday, Sphuro Styx will exhibit a lot
of skeletons Saturday night January
17, when they produce their annual
Fun-Follc at the Oliver theatre.
Asked for the reason for his state
ment, he gave the incessant demand
for rehearsal time made by John T.
Prince jr. director of the show. Ten
hours a day Is the average time
which is occupied by work on this
show and Prince admits that several
features are even giving more time
than that to the affair.
The minstrel circle has been putting
the finishing touches on the tuneful
musical numbers which will form a
strong part of their section of the Fun
J?rollc. Several features are In pre
paration said to be distinctly novel and
exciting.
Exchange tickets are on sale now.
These may be reserved at the Oliver
theatre Monday morning Jan. 13. Or
ganizations should reserve blocks of
seats Saturday morning at ten o'clock,
these reservations holding till Wed
nesday Jan. 15. at six o'clock.
Committee Appointed to
Investigate the Need
of a Student Body
In accordance with the plans pro
posed by the Girls' club last night, a
committee of five, three men and two
women was appointed today by the
presidents of the three representative
student organizations. Chan Trimble,
William Kavan and Sam Griffin were
appointed from the innocents, the Sen
ior society, and Hess Rogers and
Elizabeth Hyde from the Black Mas
ques and Girls club respectively.
Tills committee Is purely executive
In its purpose and will ascertain as
much as possible concerning the prac
tibillty and workings of the student
upon council. Correspondence will be
started with other schools and their
systems of organization and manage
ment. They will also endeavor to
find out whether or not there is a def
inite need for the council, und just
how much authority they will need to
assume to become most effective.
ELLIOT SPEAKS AT THE TEMPLE
Deputy State Sup't Will Discuss
M. C. A. Questions Before
lnlverslty Men.
It. I. Elliott, Deputy State Superin
tendent will speak before the young
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CONGRATULATIONS AROUND
AMONG MILITARY BALL GOERS
Will be First Dance Given Under
"Open" Auspices, and Limited Num
ber of Tickets Sold.
Terpslchorean fanatics who have al
ready secured an "Open Sesame" to on
evening's delight at the Military ball
at the Lincoln tomorrow eve. are con
gratulating one another upon It. And
why? Well, "Old Terp" himself in all
his glpry and with all his retinue will
be there at the express invitation of
the authorities who yesterday struck
the ban from that fascinating tango.
While the hop is now financially
safe a limited number of passes are
on hand "First there, first served" will
still to be obtained. While these are
be inorder. The few remaining tick
ets may be had of Kirk Fowler, Joe
Johnson or may be obtained in the
office of the commandant.
SEND BILL TO THE WRONG PARTY
Taxi-cab Company Plays Crude Joke
on Ardent Fusser Girl Couldn't
Appreciate Joke.
The joke concerning the supreme
audacity of the taxicab companies is
as old as the time-honored chestnut
about mother-in-laws, but to at least
one Nebraska student It is no longer a
joking matter. Tills particular young
man was yesterday exhibiting a face
which would do credit to the most woe
begone melodramatic heroine who
ever allowed her eye juice to streak
down her painted and powdered
cheeks. His tale of woe ran thusly:
On the night of the freshman hop
ho hired a taxi-cab in which to con
duct Emmeline and self to and from
the ball room. Emmeline was much
Impressed by this show of extrava
gance. Everything was lovely until
yesterday, when the young man in
cfuestlon wus notified by the fair lady
that the taxicab company had present
ed its bill to her. She thought it
mlghtly strange that she should be
required to pay this part of the ex
penses. The young man thought so
too, and ho told the company so, but
that didn't relieve him of the respon
sibility of explaining things to Em
meline. LECTURES ON FARM PROBLEMS
Two Ag. Professors Leave Next
Week to Speak at Oklahoma
College and Springfield.
Two of the professors at the Uni
versity State farm will leave the city
next week to speak before Agricultural
associations of neighboring states.
Professor L. W. Chase Is scheduled to
give a lecture on pit silos at the Win
ter Short course of the Oklahoma
Agricultural college at Stillwater on
Thursday, January 15th. Dean Bur
nett Is scheduled to speak before the
Illinois Live Stock Breeders' associa
tion at Springfield, 111., on Wednesday,
I January 14th.
PICTURES TAKEN BY CONDRA
FOR BEST BABIES SHOW
Movies Figure in Preparation for An
nual Better Babies show
Next Fall.
Dr. Condra and his moving picture
machine are In the lime light this
week. Mothers are continually carrying
their babies to the third fioor of Uni
versity hall In order to have the "best
baby in the world" snapped for the
"Nebraska Better Babies Show,"
which is to be held sometime in the
future. The great interest shown in
the baby show at the state fair last
fall has encouraged such men as Dr.
Condra, who Is intensely interested,
to carry the coining show to the
helgth of success. He is fre
quently put in a very embarrassing
position when lie is asked, don't you
think this is the prettiest and most
perfect baby you have ever seen?"
Examination to Fill
Philippine Teaching
Vacancies on March 1
An examination Is announced for
March 11-12, 1!14, in all of the prin
cipal cities of the United States, for
securing a list of eligibles from which
to make selections to fill positions in
the Philippine teaching service. The
places to which those appointed will
be assigned are: For men, supervis
ors of school districts, teachers of
English, mathematics, history, science,
manual training, agriculture; for wo
men, teachers of domestsic science
and home economy.
A distinguished educator from Co
lumbia University who recently vis
ited the Philippines says, in Bpeaking
of the schools: "I have visited many
countries and studied the educational
systems in all of them, but in no part
of the world is there a system so per
fectly adapted to social conditions of
the people as In this country. The
system here might well serve as a
model to the rest of the world from
the standpoint of adaptation to the
needs of a country."
This is a field which hrequires the
services of young people of superior
qualifications, excellent character and
good preparation. For the right kind
of men there are excellent opportuni
ties to take a large part In the solu
tion of some of the problems now con
fronting this country and at the same
time gain an experience and training
of great value. Graduates of colleges
and normal schools and of polytechnic
and agricultural schools are desired.
Teachers with successful experience
are eligible.
The entrance salary of the majority
of male appointees is $1,200 per an
num and expenses to the islands paid
by the government, with eligibility for
promotion up to $2,000 as teacher and
up to $3,000 as superintendent.
This is the last examination of the
present school year and those appoint
ed will be expected to sail for Manila
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REMOVE BAN FROM DANCES
NEW DANCES WILL BE PER
MITTED AT UNIVER8ITY PAR
TIES IS RULING.
EXTREME STYLES STILL BARRED
Committee on Organizations Recog
nizes Tango and Oother Dances
if not Overdone Takes Im
mediate Effect.
In a meeting of the committee on
student organizations yesterday even
ing, it was decided that "the restric
tions regarding what kind of dances
would be permitted at university par
ties should be withdrawn." This re
moves the ban which has been In ef
fect on the new and fancy dunces since
the beginning of the semester, and
will go into effect Immediately. The
first party to bo affeoted by this rul
ing or lack of ruling will be tho
Military ball, which will be held Fri
day night.
The kind of dancing that will be per
mitted on the fioor will by virtue of
tills action depend upon the decision
of die committee responsible for the
dance. However, with the advent of
the new dances Into all classes of soc
iety, it is probable that the Tango,
Hesitation, One-step, Castle Walk and
other forms of the dance will become
popular at once. The two week vaca
tion permitted ample time for tho In
troduction of the Intricacies of the
dances to such of the university pleas
ure seekers as were not already Initi
ated. Extreme dancing frowned down.
One restriction yet rests upon the
dancing. The restriction as to the
kind of dances allowed was removed.
But the restriction of the manner of
dancing still holds. The old-fashioned
but graceful waltz position, together
with the modified position assumed in
the Boston the girl's right forearm
resting on the man's left fore-arm-wlll
be the correct positions to assume, no
matter what the dance. Furthermore,
the general positions of tlto two dan
cers must conform to the modified
forms of the dance. Thine extreme
in any stylo of dance will be a viola
tion of the freedom which Is extended
under the new ruling.
This act(on Is In line witli the policy
which Is being followed out by most of
the larger universities, acordlng to
Miss Graham. At the first, when the
new dances were virtually on trial,
the faculty and student governing bod
ies legislated against them. In the
mean time, the student sentiment on
the matter was tested out, and gradual
ly the dances which seemed to have
come to stay were admitted as correct.
In all cases, however, there is a feel
ing that university dances should be
of a high standard, and anything ex
treme usually under the ban.
Washington Journalistic Institute.
Tho Nebraskan Is in receipt of an
announcement of the second annual
Washington Newspaper Institute to be
held at the University of Washington
in Seattle the 15th, 16th and 17th of
this month.
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