The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 17, 1917, Image 1

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    The Daily Nebra
VOL. XVH, NO. 4.
A total of 81 pledges were made by
sororities this year according to re
ports which were obtained Saturday
night. Nearly all of the reports are
incomplete because of the number of
credits which are being held for in
vestigation. When tnese are passed
the list will probably reach or even
exceed the 98 pledges for last year.
Alpha Fhi and Tl Beta Fhi are
tied for Hist rank in tho number of
pledges, each having eleven Chi
Omega ranks next with nine pledges
and Achoth and Delta Gamma are. tied
for the next place with seven each.
The average number pledged by each
sorority is about six.
The freshmen seemed to have
everything their' own way in the
pledge lists this year. Sixty-five of
the eighty-one reported are members
of the first year class. Nearly .all are
from Nebraska, only four or five reg
istering from outside the state.
Following is the complete list as
received after 6 o'clock Saturday:
Achoth Opal Nuss, '20; Maude
Robertson, '20, Wymore; Helen New
mever, '21, Lyons; Eva Rhoda, '21,
Lyons; Ruth Begly. '21, Springfield;
Alffeda Macktrange, 20, Cedar Bluffs;
Chancellor Avery received a tele
gram from the division adjutant at
Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico,
last week asking him to recommend
two or more men for army clerkships
at a salary of $1,000 per annum for
duty in the statistical section at the
34th division headquarters. A knowl
edge of typewriting and stenography
is the only requirement which was
specified in the telegram.
One man has been recommended
and others interested are asked to re
port at once to Prof. J. E. LeRossig
nol, of the school of commerce, or to
Prof. V. R- Martin of the same de
partment. DEAN ANNOUNCES i
Charter Day Scheduled But Will
Not be Observed as Holiday
The calendar of events for 1917-18
.which has just been prepared by Mrs.
Mary Graham Hiltner, dean of women,
shows the program for the year to be
an interesting one. Dean Hiltner asks
that all social functions be sched
uled as soon as they are decided
upon in order that unnecessary con
flicts will not arise.
The first all-University Mixer this
year will be held on September 29, ac
cording to the calendar.
The first football clash scheduled
is that with Wesleyan to be played
on the Nebraska field October 6. Oc
tober 13, Iowa University meets the
Huskers on the local field and the
Notre Dame game is scheduled for
October 20. The Cornhuskers meet
Michigan university at Ann Arbor,
October 27.
The Missouri game' this year, No
vember 10, will be the sixth annual
homecoming and on the evening fol
, lowing will be the second all-University
mixer of the year. The game
with Kansas is scheduled for Novem
ber 17. Syracuse visits the Husker
camp on Thanksgiving day, Novem
ber 29.
Charter day, February 15, this year
will not be a holiday. Ivy day is
May 9.
Following is a complete calender as
scheduled :
September 21 Church receptions
Closed to all University parties.
September 222:30 p.m. Girls'
Club party in honor of freshmen girls.
September 29 All-University mix
er. October 6 Afternoon. Football
Nebraska Wesleyan at Lincoln.
October 13 Afternoon. Iowa uni
versity at Lincoln.
October 20 Notre Dame university
at Lincoln.
October 20 Noon. Girls Football
luncheon. ,
October 27 Michigan university at
Ann Arbor.
November 10 Missouri university
at Lincoln. Sixth Annual home-coming.
November 11 Evening. All-University
November 17 Kansas university at
(Continued on page five)
Marion Mote, '21, Alliance.
Alpha Chi Omega Nellie Schwab,
'21, McCook; Helen Holtz. '20, Burly,
Id.; Margretta Rouse, '20, Lincoln;
Marie Boehmer, '21; Ruth Ryons, '21;
Doris Uuckendorf, '21, Norfolk. In
complete. Alpha Delta Pi No report.
Alpha Omicorn Pi Doris Vallery,
21, Plattsmouth; Doris Hostetter, '21,
Douglas; Fayc Curry, '21, David City;
Lucile Cropenhoft, '21, Earlington;
Lucile Mauck, Lincoln. Incomplete.
Alpha Fhi Frances Anderson, '21,
Wahoo; Blanche McKee, '21, Auroia;
Marjorie Barstow, '21, Lincoln; Myrna
Ilenninger, '21; Dorothy Doyle, '21;
Rita Sullivan, '21; Ada Stidworthy,
'21, Homer; Jeanette Doyle, '21, Gree
ley; Leone Mallory, '20, Alliance;
Helen Wahl, '21, Omaha; Charlotte
Hannah, '21, Wood Lake. Incomplete
Alpha Xi Delta Helen Larsen, '21,
St. Paul; Marguerite Ehlers, '21,
Scribner; Irma Quesner, '21, Howells.
Chi Omega Grace McGerr, '21,
Falls City; Wilda Arterburn, '21, Lin
coln; Mary Ellen O'Donnell, '21, Lin
coln; Edith Cash, '21, Lincoln; Mildred
(Continued on page five)
Thirteen Are Now Training for
Government Service
Work is progressing rapidly in the
Government Telegrapher's school re
cently established by the University
to meet the need of trained operators
in the army service. Walter M. Her
bert, '17, who has charge of the in
struction, says that they have room
and tables to accommodate 200 stu
dents, and more if necessary. All of
the equipment has not yet arrived,
however, so that the men will be
obliged to use borrowed instruments
for a short time.
There are now 13 students enrolled
and more are expected daily. The
students who began at the first of the
course are now able to send or receive
5 words per minute. One of the men
can send and receive 10 words per
minute. Men who enter the govern
ment service must be able to send and
receive 20 words and when the men
in the school have reached this de
gree of proficiency they will be sent
to Fort Leavenworth, where they will
be given advanced training for a per
iod of three months, after which they
will be sent to the front.
The;ignal corps is a mounted serv
ice and operators are entered in the
company as first class sergeants with
a salary of $51 per month.
H. F. Peachman, formerly wire
chief of the Lincoln telephone and
telegraph company, has been added
to the staff of assistant instructors.
Old Men to Meet in Armory at
5 O'clock Nire Companies
Will be Formed
The University military season
opens tonight at 5 o'clock when all
men who have had previous military
drill will report in the .Armory. Of
ficers will be assigned to their com
panies at this time.
Nine companies will at present
make up the University battalion.
The cadets will not be assigned until
tomorrow nigh, when' all first year
men will report.
The list of officers for this year is
not available at this time from the
commandant's office. It is known
however that nearly all of the old
men that are Lack will be sure of sub
stantial promotions, especially those
who drilled during the summer session
this year.
The military department is at pres
ent under the direction of Dean O. V.
P. Stout, head of the engineering col
lege and major in the engineer's sec
tion of the officers reserve corps of
the regular army. Cadet Captain E. C.
Jefferies, '18, is his assistant. It .Is
not known when the new command
ant, Capt E. L. Grissel, will arrive,
but the Chancellor has received def
inite notice of his assignment here
and he is expected taany time.
Military Meeting All men who
have had previous military training
are requested by the acting command
ant to report in the Armory at 5
o'clock this evening. Assignments to
companies will be made at that time.
The cabinet of the University Y. M.
C. A. gave a dinner for Mr. and Mrs.
II. C. Bigglestone, who leave this
morning for Fort Omaha, where Mr.
Bigglestone has taken a position as
relfgious director of the camp Y. M.
C. A.
Mr. Bigglestone was given a year's
leave of absence by the board of di
rectors of the Y. M. C. A. at its last
meeting. He will be in Omaha for a
short time and from there he expects
to go to France, where he will engage
in Y. M. C. A. war work in the camps
at the front. Mr. Bigglestone has had
a number of year's experience in Y.
M. C. A. work of "all kinds and is go
ing to Fort Omaha for experience with
conditions in the 'home camps before
Isoing abroad.
The toast list at the banquet fol
lows: Toastmaster, Vaughn Russom,
U. U. U. & I. Ray Cowen, Yarns
Walter Judd, Money Geo. Driver,
Cerensky Will Urbach, Au Revoir
II. C. Bigglestone.
Riddell in Uniform Wilder and
Kositzky May not be Back
This Season
By Dwight P. Thomas
Old man hot weather stepped in
Saturday and knocked out all plans
for a hard football practice, in the
first round, which started at ten
o'clock in the morning. All the men
who turned out lost more weight than
was good for them and some of them
actually got thin. The practice in the
afternoon was a tame affair of for
ward passing and punting.
Ted Riddell, stellar right end for
the past two years and "side kick" of
Captain Shaw, gladdened the heart of
Coach Stewart by appearing in uni
form at the-morning practice. Ted
has been doing the "heavies" through
the summer months and is in fine
form to start the season. He will be
used throughout the season at his
old position on the end of the line,
this year.
News that John Cook, a veteran
quarterbacg of two years experience;
Sam Kellogg and Ernie Hubka, mem
bers of last year's freshman team,
would be at the Monday workout was
received Saturday. With the return
of these three men, all the expected
candidates will be in camp and the
coach will be able to line up his war
riors' in something like battle forma
tion. There is still a strong possi
bility that Wilder and Kositzky, vet
eran guards, will return and take up
their old positions. This chance is
getting slimmer, however, as the days
pass and no word comes from either
of the men
(Continued on page five)
Edson Shaw, captain of the Nebras
ka football team for the coming sea
son, has compiled an athletic record
since coming to Nebraska that any
one might well be proud of. He has
played two seasons of excellent foot
ball, his final game of the 1916 season,
against Notre Dame, surpassing any
thing that has ever been done by a
tackle on a Nebraska team.
Shaw was slow in getting started
his first year and was not counted as
having the stuff to make a first string
man until after the first game of the
1915 season. From that time on their
was no doubt as to who was to play
right tackle as long as he cared to
occupy the place.
In addition to being a football
player Shaw holds the Nebraska shot
put record at 40 ft. 1 in.
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"The University and the War,"
will be the subject of the an
nual address by Chancellor Sam
uel Avery at the first convoca
tion of the year in Memorial hall
tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock.
The Daily Nebraskan will con
tain the complete text of the
ddress and will be .ready for
distribution at Station "A" im
mediately after convocation.
The Chancellor will speak of the
effects of the war upon the University
and the duty of University students
and professors in war time. This an
nual address brings one of the larg
est audiences that ever gathers at
Preceding the Chancellor Mrs.
Carrie B. Raymond, director of music,
will play an organ prelude.
A number of very interesting and
instructive convocations are being
planned for the future. Thursday
morning will be the first musical con
vocation of the year, in charge of
Mrs. Raymond. These musical convo
cations will be continued throughout
Dr. Cornell Will Judge Candidates
Again at 5 O'clock Today
Eight men were picked by Dr. Cor
bell, at the band tryouts last Friday,
as having the calibre of musical abil
ity that would make them good band
men. Sixteen men .tried out, all
freshmen except one. The eight men
chosen and the instruments they play
are as follows: Joe Reavis, Paul
Martin and Charles Gillilan, clari
nets; Ford Harper and Hays Main,
cornets; Everette Lanphere, trom
bone; Delbert Metzinger and Luther
Andrews, French horn.
These men were all taken into the
band to fill out the sections they rep
resent. Practically all of them were
admitted on the condition that they
would take lessons from a musician in
the city.
The total membership of the band
for the coming year is not known as
yet. A large number of men from
last year's band have appeared upon
the campus in the days of registra
tion, and declared their intention of
playing this year.
Dr. Cornell will accommodate all
men who wish to try out that did not
try out Friday, at the Temple tonight
at five o'clock. The first regular prac
tice will be tomorrow night at five in
the Temple theater.
New Students Meet Members of
the Faculty in Art Hall
Saturday Exening
The freshman class turned out fair
ly well to their first party, the recep
tion given them by the Chancellor in
Art hall Saturday evening. Although
the attendance was not so large as
last year, it was relatively so, in com
parison with the registration for the
two years.
The first purpose of the reception,
to get the freshmen together on com
mon meeting ground and promote the
making of acquaintances, was admir
ably accomplished in the opinion of
faculty members present. New stu
dents gathered in groups and chatted
about their first impressions of Uni
versity life with each other and with
members of the faculty. An enthusi
astic spirit prevailed.
Miss Amanda Heppner, the newly
appointed dean of women, received the
guests and introduced them to Chan
cellor and Mrs. Avery. The deans of
the colleges and professors in the
various departments completed the re
ceiving line.
The University Girls' club and Y. W.
C. A. were hostesses at an informal
tea Friday afternoon in the Y. W.
C. A. rooms at the Temple.
'Dean Amanda Heppner and Miss
Fannie Drake received. Valentine
Minford. 'IS, and Ruth Welsh. '19,
the year and students will be given
an opportunity to hear a number of
the compositions of the masters. Some
of these will be rendered by organ,
Borne by string trios and some by
string quartettes.
Chancellor Avery said Saturday
that he intended to cooperate with
the convocation committee in bring
ing to Nebraska some of the best
informed men ot the country who w'll
be able to elucidate war causes and
problems from the standpoint of our
government. One of these men. in
particular, Prof. Shimek of Iowa, ten
tatively promised the Chancellor dur
ing the summer to fill a convocation
date at Nebraska. Prof. Shimek was
exchange teacher at Prague university
in Bohemia at the time the war broke
out. He spoke the tongue of the
people there and is familiar with the
common gossip and opinions of all
classes at that time.
Another interesting series of con
vocations will deal with Nebraska his
tory. These lectures will be given by
prominent men, some of them Uni
versity professors and some from
over the state.
The first of the series of Y. W. C. A.
vespers was held in the Y. W. C. A.
rooms in the Temple yesterday after
noon at 4 o'clock. A large number of
freshman girls were present.
Miss Fannie Drake, secretary of the
association, spoke to the girls on,
"What the Year may be to Us." Val
entine Minford, '18, presided at the
meeting and Florence Lyford, '20,
The vespers are held throughout the
year and are open to all University
girls. " "
Figures at Present Total Less
Than Half Those of Last
A drop of over one-half from the
registration figures of last year is
shown by the summary prepared by
the Registrar. up to the close of the
regular period Saturday evening. The
total number registered this year for
the four days was 1.89S, exclusive of
those registered in the college of
medicine. The total number regis
tered last year in all colleges ex
clusive of the college of medicine was
Only 2S6 students registered Wed
nesday this year, 513 completed Thurs
day. 514 Friday and 585 Saturday.
There will be a number register late
but it is not thought that this wi'.l
raise the number materially.
One of the most interesting facts
of the registration is that the num
ber of freshmen registered is within
short distance of the upperclassmen.
Careful estimates are that about SuO
freshmen have registered. This is
over 42 per cent of the number of
juniors, seniors and sophomores com
bined. There are an unusually largo num
ber of men and women registered in
the scientific courses especially in en
gineering and agricultural courses.
The number of women enrolled in the
commercial courses is larger than ever
Palladian Literary Society Pallad
ian Literary society will hold a busi
ness meeting in Palladian hall at
12:30 p.m. Important that all mem
bers be present.
Believing that Nebraska men
actively engaged in the war are
just as anxious for news from the
campus as their former classmates
are for word from them, the man
agement of The Nebraskan will
send the paper free of charge to
every Conihusker soldier whose
address is known. You can help
by sending lisjs of addresses to
The Nebraskan, either mailing
them to Station A or telephoning-,
them to the business office, B-2597.