The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 16, 1917, Image 1

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VOL. XVI. NO. 128.
General Committed of Over 100 Stu
dentt Appointed Will Meet
Tomorrow Morning
Tentative plans for the University
patriotic demonstration a week from
tomorrow Indicate that It will be
d. biggest thing in years. Classes
will be excused for the morning,
with the possible exception of 8
o'clock, and students and faculty
VIU devote their time to the rally.
A list of over one hundred Uni
versity men and women has been
appointed to comprise a general stu
dent committee. They will meet at
11 o'clock tomorrow morning In U
207 to discuss plans for the affair.
The names of those on the committee
may he found below.
Will Start With Parade
As now sketched, the demonstra
tion will begin with a parade which
will form at the city campus at
9 o'clock. The students will be
divided into sections, headed by the
freshman and varsity cadet bands
and the cadet regiment in uniform.
Other divisions of the students not
taken by the band or regiment, will
follow. It will be arranged, If pos
sible, so that everyone in the parade
may have a flag to wave.
The parade will start from the
campus, according to present plans,
about 9 o'clock, and will march
through Lincoln streets to the city
auditorium at Thirteenth and 'M
where the meeting proper will
be held. Here there will be
music, by tjie band, singing by the
entire gathering, possibly music by
the University chorus, and speeches
by faculty men, students, alumni,
and probably by one of the regents.
The General Committee
The following men have been
named for the general committee:
Albert Bryson, Ivan Beede. A. C.
Deble, W. R. Raecke, Beachy Mus
selman, Wayne Townsend, R. J.
Saunders, A. J. Covert, V. J. Hag
?art, John Riddell, George Grimes,
C. L. Jones. C. M. Frey, B. Nye.
M. V. Folsom, C. S. Holcombe, J.
L. Barton, Russell Best, II. R. Ander
son, J. Flaherty, R."E. Anderson, C.
Peterson, J. O. Nelson, A. A. Emley,
G. M. Porter, Karl Brown, F. E.
Ruerstetta, Ed. Kositsky, M. C. Town
send. L. W. Kline, A. C. Krebs. A.
W. Tell. C. A. Olson. Roy Deb
foid, G. A. Blotz, C. Glasser,
Fred Wells, Walter Blunk, T. H.
Picssly, Carl Harnsberger, V. T.
Johnson. M. C. Dally, Ted Metcalfe,
Max Miller, Fred Clarke, Harold
Holtz, Roy Harney, H. Neff. II. Camp
bell. H. Pascale, T. Reece, D. Thomas,
R. .1. Royle, O. Zumw Inkle, C. Laverty,
J. Wendstrand, John Cook, Irving
Augustine, Edson Shaw, Ralph Thie
sen, Harold Gerhart, L. W. Trester,
Harry Caldwvll, Ray C"wen.
Following is a list of the women
members of the committee:
Alice Proudfit, M. Kauffman, . E.
Fogg, Eva Miller. Marion Kastle.
Koris Scroggins, V. Holland, Ethel
Stone, Olive Lehmer, K. Newbranch,
Bertha Di IfliuHer, Louise Coe. F.
Tiitmore, Ruth Whitmore, Marian
Rerder. Mary Haller, Jean Burroughs,
Edna Ogden, Melba Quigley, Geneva
Seegar, Florence Wirt, Fern Noble,
F.Jnss Kimball, L. Noble, Carolyn
Kimball, Esther Ellinghusen, Edna
Coffee, Edna Pegler. Helen Loftman,
Elinor Bennett, Carolyn Reed, Velona
Pilcher. Harriett Ramey, Otilla
Schurman. Marian Hall. Helen Minier,
Susie Scott. Jeanette Thornton, Helen
Houston, Helen Copsey, Elizabeth
Erazim, Mae Youngson.
Prof. V. L. Hollister, associate pro
fessor or electrical engineering, has
Dean W. G. Hastings, dean of the
college of law, will speak on "The
Bohemians in Nebraska," at the gath
ering of Nebraska citizens of Slavic
blood which will be held In Omaha
April 28 and 29. Prof. Sara Hrbkova,
head of the department of Slavonic
languages, has been asked by the
Russian committee to discuss "The
Significance of the Russian Revolu
tion." This gathering Is the first
meeting of the Slavic people of Ne
braska that has ever been field.
Sunday, April 29, will be devoted to
a celebration of the Russian revolu
Would Lrke to Place Athletes on
Equal Preparedness Footing
With Cadets
Mars may run the young Herculeses
on the Cornhusker athletic squads a
tight race during the rest of the spring,
if plans considered by Coach Stewart
and Commandant Parker of the cadet
regiment mature, for they are con
sidering paralleling the regular track,
spring football and baseball workouts
with military drill.
The head coach is in favor of some
plan whereby the men who go in for
athletics will not lose out on the pre
paredness training, so that when June
comes around, both groups of men
will be on an equal footing. He and
Captain Parker got their heads to
gether last week, and the result may
be the installation of military training
for the varsity squads.
If plans formulating develop, Cap
tain Parker may endeavor to secure a
special officer from the war depart
ment to train the men. Both the coach
and the commandant feel that ath
letic training is effectual training for
national defense, and they hope to be
able to combine the two without loss
to either.
received a letter from Kinju Akagi,
C. E., '10, E. E., '11, who is con
nected with the Kawasaki Dock Yard
Co. at Kohl, Japan. Akagi expected
to return recently to the United
States but the illness of his mother
prevented him, so he took his pres
ent position. His letter is dated
December 5.
He writes: "The company is one
of the largest private dock yard
companies In the Orient. Its main
business is to build steamships and
steam railway locomotives. The
total number of men employed ex
ceeds 15,000. On November 12 a
battleship "Ise," tonnage, 32,600, was
launched. Four other steamers rang
ing from 4,500 to 9,700 tons are
in the dock now."
Convocation Tomorrow Morning Will
Be Devoted to Third Number
of Epic Series
Prof. F. W. Sanford, assistant pro
fessor of Roman history and litera
ture, will speak on Virgil's Aneid
Tuesday morning at Convocation at
11 o'clock in Memorial hall.
Professor Sanford's address Is the
third of a series of Convocation ad
dresses devoted to the great epic
poems of the world, which are being
given by University professors. "Para
dise Lost," discussed by Prof. F.
W. Stuff, at some future time, will
conclude the series.
Second Game, Saturday, a Fourteen
Inning Battle, 2-1 First
Came Easily, 94
The varsity baseball team started
Its season with two victories over
Wesleyan last Friday and Saturday
afternoons. The first game was won
easily by a score of 9 to 4, but the
second was grabbed only after a
bitter fourteen inning battle, 2 to 1.
Errors and poor pitching marked
the downfall of the Methodists Fri
day. The Cornhuskers started in
hard In the first lmg and rolled
up a lead of 4. From then until
the end the Nebraskans took things
easy. In the course of the game
Wesleyan slipped over four scores
but while they were doing that the
Cornhuskers annexed five additional
counters. Riddell, Berquist and Rey
nolds were the Nebraska pitchers in
the first game.
Pickett Shines Again
Saturday's game was a big league
affair in soveral respects. The main
one was the pitching of Pickett, who
went the full fourteen-inning route,
juite an achievement in itself. Djt
add to that the fact that he held
the Methodists to two singles, one
of them "scratchy," and that he
struck out an even twenty there
is a big league performance com
plete. Pickett was by no means alone in
the limelight, however. There were
many brilliant fielding stunts on
both sides with "Doc" Crandall of
the Cornhuskers pulling the most
sensational performances.
The Cornhuskrs lacked the neces
sary punch in the pinches or the
game would have been won in the
early stages. In practically every
inning they would get men on the
bases and in several they had the
bases full, but the pinch hitter
failed to develop. In the fourteenth,
however, the Nebraskans got the
bases full with one out Coach
Kline tried to work some strategy
and sent in a fresh pitcher, but the
substitute could not locate the plate
and threw four balls in succession,
forcing in the needed run.
Chancellor Says Faculty Should Forget
Past Attitudes and Hopes no
Bitterness May Exist
That no matter what attitude Uni
versity professors may have taken be
fore the war toward this nation's en
trance, they should all now stand
solidly behind the government, was
the message delivered to faculty mem
bers by Chancellor Avery at the meet
ing of the senate Saturday morning.
He also said he hoped that in taking
this attitude there would be no bitter
ness on account of statements made or
feelings expressed before the war.
The statement, which he made at
the close of the meeting, follows:
"I wish to speak for a moment per
sonally and not officially. The world
war has raged for the greatest part
of three academic years. During this
time members of the faculty have been
perfectly free to express their opin
ions on the issues involved in any way
they saw fit. There have been pro-
German and anti-German, militaristic
and anti-militaristic expressions in the
papers. Those who have belipved tht
the United States should take part and
those who opposed our taking part
have expressed themselves p-obably
more freely than any other class of
our citizens. We should uow remem
ber, however, that our country Is at
Seniors Enlisting Will be Given
Diplomas May Recognize
Other Service
Students in good standing who leave
school to serve the government in the
war will be given full credit for the
semester's work, and seniors will be
given their diplomas without the
absentia foe, the University senate
decided at a meeting Saturday.
To make it as easy as possible for
students to serve their country in other
ways besides fighting, the senate ap
pointed a committee of deans to draw
up rules under which University men
can get their credit hours It they go
into agricultural, engineering, or other
industrial work for the government in
the war.
This Is the first official step of a Uni
versity body in the war, and
follows a request made by Chancellor
Avery at the declaration of hostilities
for this and other concessions by the
The senate also appointed a commit
tee to confer with Chancellor Avery
in recommending to the regents the
selection of new officials for the regis
trar's office. Recently both Vancil K.
Greer and Arthur H. Hiltner, registrar
and assistant registrar, resigned to go
into private business.
The observatory will be open to
the public from 8 to 10 o'clock this
evening for a view of the moon.
Prof. G. D. Swezey, head of the de
partment of astronomy, will lecture
at 9 o'clock on "Theories of the
Origin of the Moon."
Frosh Edition
The freshmen of T. C. U. put out a
six-page edition of the Skiff, the col
lege newspaper, printed in green ink.
In all, it was quite a respectable paper,
even if the freshmen did put it out.
A freshman edition of The Texan is
being discussed, and plans will prob
ably materialize. Ex.
Phi Gam Freshman Drops Fifteen
Feet From Porch Top Un
conscious Several Hours
Ilea Bod well, a Phi Gamma
Delta freshman, fell fifteen feet from
the porch of the fraternity house at
1216 H street Saturday afternoon and
received severe, although not serious,
injuries. He was unconscious sev
eral hours. It was Impossible to
tell, late Saturday night, whether
he had been injured internally.
Several of the men were sitting
on the iorch-roof rail when the acci
dent occurred. Bodwell lost his hold
on his perch and dropped to the
ground narrowly missing the side
walk. His head was badly bruised,
with one severe cut across the
temple. He was not taken to a
war, and we should, without regard
to any previous attitude that we may
have taken, now place ourselves In
thought, word and deed solidly behind
the government of the United States.
There In no other course for ua to
pursue. In this connection I may fur
ther express the hope that in taking
this attitude there may be no bitter
ness on account of statements made
or feelings expressed begore the coun
try was at war."
The German Dramatic club will
present "Moderne Dlenstmadchen,"
at their regular weekly meeting
Wednesday evening in Faculty hall,
the Temple. The cast follows:
Professor Wilder, Walter Raecke,
Luzindv, his wife, Hose Anderson,
Anna, a maid, Lillian Wirt, "17.
Minna, a servant, Hedwig Bone
kemper, '18.
Amanda, a maid, Tekla Alexis,
Netta, a maid, Josephine Strode,
Races Produce Some Fast Time by
Finney Owen and Grau No
Records Broken
Along willi the baseball game on
Nebraska field Saturday afternoon
came the interclass track meet, the
53'. to 42 for the juniors, 38 for
the freshmen and a single point for
the seniors.
It was a real meet from the start
and although no records were In
danger " some very good time was
made in the races, for so early in
the season. Finney's 13 4-5 seconds
in the 120-yard hrudles, Jwen's 52 3-5
seconds in the quarter and Grau's
wo minutes and six and four fifths
seconds in the half were all star
Werner Individual Star
Werner with a total of 15 points
was the individual star. He won
first in the 100 and 220 and the high
jump. Andrews with a first in the
discus, a second in the javelin and
a third in the high hurdles for a
total of 9 points was second.
The junior relay team composed of
Fuchs, Sturm, Townsend and Owen
won the half-mile relay in the fast
time of one minute and thirty-six
seconds. The finish of this race
was one of the closest of the day
when Finney of the sophomores fin
ished but a scant foot behind Owen
of the juniors after the latter had
come from behind on the stretch.
First place was won six times by
the juniors and as many by the
sophomores while the first year men
had to be content with three firsts.
The summary follows:
Mile Overman, Graf, Williams.
Time 4:46:2.
440 Owen, Fuchs, Yort. Time
100 Werner, Owen and MacMahon
tied for second. Time 10:2.
High Hurdles (50 yards) Flint,
Foster, Andrews. Time 7:1.
880 Grau, Stevens, Brindebaugh.
Time 2:6:4.
220 Werner, MacMahon, Sturm,
time 23:4.
Low Hurdles (120 yards) Finney,
Wright, Flood. Time 13:4.
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Senior Girla Will Name Preference
Again Today Election Comes
Becaust many senior girls did not
vote their preference for this year's
Queen of May Friday, perhaps be
cause such short notice was given,
the committee has decided to have
preliminary voting again Monday.
The election will be made from
these nominations Tuesday, but the
final results will not be announced
until Ivy Day, May 16, when the
crowning ceremony will take place.
Gallery Breaks Away From Ill-Timed
Boisterousness Features
are Many
The typical University audience
which saw the sixth annual produc
tion of the Kosmet Klub, "The Dip
lomat," paid tribute by its enthusias
tic applause, to an especially notable
play. From the boxes, occu
pied by the patrons and patronesses,
and orchestra seats held by the fa
vored few, to the topmost abode of
the gallery god, came appropriate
recognition of the work on the stage.
Some of the townspeople and
faculty, and perhaps a few of the
students, had seen the play before,
for it is the same one the Klub used
to introduce itself to the University
public in 1912. But new muster new
scenery, and a skilled cast working
at its best in the knowledge of full
sympathy from across the footlights,
made the second presentation of the
play distinctively better than the
Silence in the Gallery
The performance differed from
some in the past because It was
marked by the exemplary conduct
of the galleries. Past performances
have been marred by ill-timed
boisterousness, hut although there
was the usual hearty greeting of
friends whose proud march to orches
tra seats was viewed from on high.
there was no attempt to help the
actors with their lines once the cur
tain was raised.
The features promised for the pro
duction were forthcoming and the
audience gave them appropriate
recognition. Most notable of these
was the Turkish dancing by Kathar
ine Newbranch. '19, Elizabeth Doyle,
'17, Frances Whitmore, '19, Ruth
Whitmore, '17, Jeane Prece, '20, and
Winifred Williams. '18. Their two
dances, one at the beginning of each
act, were marked by the smooth move
ment which stamps a professional
performance. All of the music was
tunefully rewritten by LeRoy Meis-
nger, '17, and provided a pleasing
setting for the lines. He directed
in person the playing of the music
by a sixteen-piece orchestra.
Cast Does Skillful Work
Handling the bulk of the lines
were Walter C. Johnson, '19. as the
dictator, Natalie Spencer, '20, as hi3
daughter, and Robert Drake, a gradu
ate student, as the young American
who arrives in time to get himself
in love and trouble. All three of
them interpreted their parts with
skill, and the songs they were called
upon to sing were heartily encored.
fhe work of Perry Branch. '20,
as Lord Twombly, and Brooks Vance.
'20, as Freddie Withington. stood out
among the supports. Branch did
some clever characterization in his
inlerpretation of the bedueced Eng
lishman, as did Vance in his role
of the impulsive youth of the party.
Ellsworth Moser as General Paulas
and Marguerite Lonam as Mrs. Sylvia
Brown also played their part" with
distinction. The other members of
the cast, although they did not have
as much to do. did their portion well.
The East Side Trio
Probably the best bit of the play
was done by the East Side trio,
composed of Roscoe B. Rhodes, '19,
I.. R. Doyle, '17, and Norman Cur
tice, '19. They took the parts of
a former heavyweight champion, his
official second and press agent, and
a fight promoter. Costumed in
Bowery togs and displaying a thor
ough mastery of typical slrng and
gestures, they set the audience how
ling. A character song In wblcn
each told of his prowess, waa one
of the best touches of their work.
The plot of the play is laid in a
Mediterranean island republic. An
American party arrives on the scene