The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 16, 1914, Image 1

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The Daily Nebraskan
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Headliners of Vaudeville Bill in
Spharo Styx Fun Festival Are
Also Discovered.
Unusual Crowd at Convocation to
Hear First of Series of Musi
cal Treats.
Pity 'tis ' tis true, but the name of
Russ Israel will forever hereafter be
associated with that of the jackass.
Much as the "Rag" hates to do it,
there seems to be no other way out of
It. For be it known that old star re
porter that is, he calls himself the
.star, Wednesday night, gained access
to the Oliver dress rehearsal of the
.Spharo Styx Fun Festival to be given
.Saturday night at the Oliver theater,
and there saw with his own eyes the
aforesaid Israel riding, or attempting
to ride, good specimen of a snorting
and bucking species of the family of
This reporter swears and deposes
that Russ rode the animal's back and
forth across the stage several times,
and that during the process he lit on
his head not more than the consider
able number of three times. The
young journalist made a desperate
attempt to find out the why of such
a strange performance, but he could
gain no information.
Yesterday, however, a rumor gained
credence on the campus that Russ
was doing it for a purpose, said pur
pose being his appearance bofore
2,000 university people at the Oliver
tomorrow night. Just what will be
the nature of his act has not been
revealed, hut it is stated on good au
thority that Russ lias found all the
soft spots on the stage floor, and that
no serious results are anticipated.
And so, if our latest little "Broncho
Billy" does succeed in lighting on his
cranium at the Spharo Styx Fun Fes
tival tomorrow night, it will not cause
any hard feelings, but will only add
to the general hilarity of the even
ing. The headliners in the vaudeville
section of the Fun Festival will con
sisit of the following acts:
A Stygian Incident.
Father Charon, a boatman
T. Erie Keefer
The Spirit of the Evening
L. O. Chatt
Scene: A Rocky Pass near the
River Styx.
Tebrazlne and her own opera com
pany, In their first triumphant.
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Competition for Places 8eems Stead
ily Becoming Greater.
Memorial hall was filled by the
largest audience which has assembled
for a musical convocation this year
when Haydn's "Opus 98" was given
yesterday morning. Members of the
faculty were present who have not
been seen at a university convocation
for years. One entire department
was represented, while students put
off other matter and turned out in
numbers. It was the first number of
the symphony course which is to be
continued thruout the year and it
was an encouraging curtain raiser
for the remaining numbers.
The regular condensed orchestra,
which has played at many convoca
tions before, was on the platform,
Ed Walt, first violin; Mrs. Molzer,
second violin; Will Quick, viola and
Miss Eiche, cello. Mrs. Raymond,
who is in charge of the musical pro
grams, was at the organ.
The symphony started with the
Adagio, a slow and sustained move
ment. This was followed by a sec
ond Adagio, also slow but with a dif
ferent rendition of the theme. Un
like symphonies, however, there were
few outbursts of crashing chords,
and thruout the whole movement
there was a lightness and gladsome
ness which the stringed instruments
executed to a nicety. The organ ac
companied with the deeper tones, or
occasionally carried the solos of the
flute and other wind instruments.
A Minuette was the third move
ment, essentially cheerful and bright.
In fact, the entire composition wa8
of this type and there was no minor
strain. In the finale the theme,
which was carried In the entire com
position, was most evident.
Mrs. Raymond spoke briefly at the
beginning, explaining the principle of
a symphony and illustrating the
theme. However, it is the plan to have
printed programs in the future, ex
plaining a few of the points which
arise in connection with the study
and appreciation of the symphonies.
The next symphony program will
be given on February 5. It is the
plan to give one of these programs
every other week, but on account of
final examination week it has been
found necessary to postpone thin
next one for three weeks. Mozart's
"Jupiter Symphony" will be given at
that time.
In view of the selection of class
teams In girls basketball next week,
much Interest is being shown In the
practices nnd the competition for
places, on each class team is keen.
The freshmen players show remark
able Improvement. The Sophomores
have a large number out, who are
eligible for the team. Not so many
juniors and seniors are trying out yet
the number is sufficiently great for
the selection of good teams.
Miss Gittings states that there Is
a prospect that the games will be
played in the evening. The date Is
not entirely definite but will probably
be the thirteenth of fourteenth of
February. She says that something
of an Innovation will be furnished in
the way of entertainment between
the matches.
Would be Little Difference In Ulti
mate Expenditure if Curriculum
Were Shortened.
Girls Who Attended Annual Mission
ary Convention at Kansas City
Tell of Impressions.
Every chair In the Y. M. C. A.
rooms was taken by five o'clock. On
Thursday evening, that being the
meeting at which the girls who at
tended the Kansas City convention
gave interesting glimpses of their
trip. Betty Knieshaw was the first
speaker. She emphasized the splen
did treatment received. Florence Ma
lone spoke especially of the inspira
tion, while magnitude of the conven
tion brought with it. Cablegrams from
the Old World were read by Miss
Park. They brought home some of
the truths of Christianity, and what
It may mean in the future, through
out the world. Miss Park made an
application to the University of Ne
braska. Elizubeth Gordon stated as one of
the strongest impressions that of the
change Christianity has made in the
position of women. Prayer and its
power was emphasized by Esther
Bennett. Genevieve Lowry told what
the missionary and missionary spirit
really means. Miss Graham spoke of
the largeness of the convention, em
phasizing the fact that all sorts of
types were represented. She spoke
briefly of John R. Mott and his power
as a speaker.
The coHt of maintaining the uni
versity, according to the report of the
treasurer of the university was a lit
tle over $417,000 for the year ending
March, 1913. Divide UiIb amount by
the 3,800 students at the State Uni
versity and the result, an odd $19G, la
the annual maintenance cost per stu
dent. Again, divide this amount by
the 252 days the university runs and
a little over 70 cents is found to be
the daily cost of maintenance for each
Sometimes murmurs are heard from
Nebraska taxpayers who insist that
they are paymlng much too much for
the maintenance of the state univers
ity. They assert that it is not run
at all on economical lines, but that
the expense Is extravagant, even pro
digal. They have been led to believe
that this university proposition is all
a big graft.
They are all too often led into this
conclusion by statements published as
retaliatory measures by disgruntled
persons who for one reason or an
other are at variance with the uni
versity sponsors. Persons who are
active in originating attacks on the
University of Nebraska and in at
tempting to mislead the public and
distort the popular estimate of the
great work the university is doing
for the people of the Btate by putting
into circulation the assertion that the
cost to the taxpayer of educating stu
dents at the state university is en
tirely too high.'
One of the much dwelt-upon "argu
ments" 1r that the student spends too
much time and incidentally too much
of the taxpayer's money at college.
But whether or no college courses are
too long, whether they should stop at
twenty or twenty-five years of ago, is,
of course, a mere matter of opinion;
upon which educators have not as yet
generally expressed themselves and
which Is not capable of a satisfactory
answer from the facta. Even admit
ting that some means might bo de
vised for shortening the college cur
riculum, there is no indication that
lessening the number of years spent
at college will be accompanied by
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