The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 18, 1917, Image 1

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    Daily Nebra
Enlightenment and Active Patriotism Our Part In
War, Chancellor Avery Says In Welcoming Address
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Major Stout, Acting Commandant,
Gives Out List of Officers
for Cadet Battalion
Appointments of officers for the
nine companies of the cadet batta.ion
liave been mado ty Majiir O. V. r.
Stout, acting head of the military sci
ence departmont, subject to the ap
proval of Commandant L. E. Grissel,
who has not yet arrived. Those act
ing in the capacity of major will be
given that rank if satisfactory to the
The offices of cadet-colonel and
cadet-lieutenant colonel will be filled
by Captain Grissel. The title of sen
ior instructor has been given the cap
tains, that of instructor to the first
lieutenants and that of drill sergeant
to the first sergeants until the ap
pointments are confirmed.
A new feature of the military de
partment will be the drill by the foot
ball men. The football men will have
two regular companies and will drill
20 minutes a day five days in the
week. This wfll bring the total
amount of time put in nearly to that
by the other companies. Previous to
all games it is being planned that
the football companies will give ex
hibition drills.
Following is the list of appointments
as given by Earl C. Jeffery, assistant
to the Commandant, last evening: i
To be commander the first battalion :
Cadet-lieutenant Rohrbaugh. !
To be commander of the second bat-
talion Cadet-lieutenant Kirsch.
To be commander of third battalion
Cadet-lieutenant Urbach.
To be quartermaster Cadet-captain
To be adjutant Cadet-captain Cot
ter. To be unassigned Cadet-captain
Company A
To be senior instructor Victor
To be instructor R. Ganz.
To be drill sergeant D. D. Parry.
To be sergeants J. C. Woodruff,
H, L. Reed.
To be corporals H. F. Luckey, R.
H. Whitman, H. Studley, C. T. Stret
ton, J .Lynn, Laverne Stone, G. G.
Lowenthall, A. B. Schroeder.
Company B
To be senior instructor Roger Jen
kins. To be instructor Joe Francis
To be drill sergeant James H.
To be sergeants I. R. Sterba, J. H.
Parker, Lamar Folda.
To be corporals C. C. Hardy, H. 0.
(Continued on page three)
"The College Girl and the Y. W.
C. A." is the subject of the Vespers
which will be held this afternoon at
5 o'clock 1n the Y. W. C. A. rooms at
the Temple. Lucile Wilcox, "18, is the
leader and Dr. Winifred Hyde, of the
philosophy department, will sing.
Edith Youngblut, '17, will talk on
"Why the Y. W. C. A. Is One Of My
Chief Interest."
"Marion Reeder, '18, will speak on
"Why I Belong to the Y. W. C. A." and
Kate Helzer. '18, "The Y. W. C. A. Is a
Practical Thing In College Life."
Vesta Mawe, '18. will tell of "What the
Y. W. C. A. Means in Friendships"
Freshmen to Visit Library Librar
ian Wyer has announced that on
Wednesday and Thursday of this week
all freshmen in the rhetoric classes
will be conducted through the library.
The purpose of this tour is to acquaint
the new students with the different
departments in the library and to ex
plain to them the proper care and
handling of the books they use. All
dictionaries in the Library have been
fastened to the pillars In the aisles.
Previously the dictionaries have all
been in the reference corner and their
use interfered with the work in that
department. As it Is now, they are
scattered down the aisles, where they
are much more convenient..
Engineer's Registration Registra
tion in the college of engineering is
two-thirds what it was last year, Dean
O. V. P. Stout, dean of the college,
announced yesterday. The freshman
class is about normal size and is 447c
of the total enrollment, which is 211.
Electted Librarian Elizabeth Sey
mour, who has been working in the
main library, has been elected me
chanic arts librarian, succeeding T. J.
Fitzpatrick, who has charge of the
botanical library tn Bessey Hall.
That the University, the seat of
scholarship, should also be the seat of
action in war-time; that University
people should employ these eventful
days not for academic discussion but
for patriotic presentation of facts;
that social expense of those who stay
at home While comrades are in the
trenches - night well be cut in half
so that tt e Red Cross might benefit,
and that he student should adopt in
these tryi ig days an imaginative, phil
osophical ittitude, are the high points
touched by Chancellor Samuel Avery
in his address to new students at the
first Convocation of the year in Mem
orial hall,'this morning on "The Uni
versity afd the War."
Chancellor Avery urged calmness
with determination rather than fever
ish fervor, the patriotism of Abraham
Lincoln rither than that of Thaddeus
Stevens, but the patriotism of Thad
deus Steyens rather than academic
quiet. He, deplored the persistence of
some wh unthinkingly annoy those
who though now with us in our effort
to win the war were slower than the
rest in the expression of their patrio
tism. Proud of Soldiers
Regarding the record of Nebraska
men whoAave gone to war, the Chan
cellor saia:
' "Whatever my be the outcome,
whatever the grief we may suffer,
whatever Hons we may bear, we shall
always haye in our minds the images
of those who 'bartered bright youth
for immortality.' The splendor of their
conduct can be eclipsed only by the
greater splendor of their future con
duct, and in this we have the utmost
faith and confidence."
The Complete Text
The Chancellor's address in full
"Since the recognition by the gov
ernment of the United States that a
state of toar exists between our peo
ple and the Imperial German govern
ment, I tke it that no American citi
zen fails to support fully the govern
ment of the United States in feeling,
Freshmen Pledge Sept. 29 Pan
Hel Board Considers Infrac
tion cf Rushing Rules
The Pan-Hellenic advisory board,
consisting of Mrs. J.,H. Avery. Misses
Amanda . Heppner, Marguertie Mc
Phee, Edna Perrin, Florence Mc
Gahey, Louise Pound, met Monday
afternoon at 5 o'clock. The board
decided to recommend to the Pan
Hellenic council that the girls who
could not pledge on Saturday because
their credits had not been sent in in
time to be checked up, be allowed to
pledge within two weeks. Saturday,
September 29, between 12 and 1
o'clock, was fixed upon as the time
when these girls might be pledged,
if the recommendation of the alumnae
board is ratified by the council.
Complaints as to Infraction of rules
were investigated and passed upon.
The following actions were taken: The
pledges of Sadie Finch, Lois Ormsby
of Kearney, and Margaret Ratcliffe of
Central City, were declared Invalid,
because of the conditions under which
theey were made; and these students
are not allowed to pledge until next
semester. Delta Gamma was repri
manded by the council for utilizing
two mothers of members and a yet un
pledged sister for Saturday rushing,
thus breaking the spirit of the rules,
though it avoided breaking the letter
of them. Pi Beta Phi was found to
have broken the rules whic hforbid
Saturday rusing and fix the time of
pledging between three and six Satur
day afternoon. It was forbidden tot
pledge further this semester. This is
the same penalty that was inflicted on
another organization a year ago for
breaking the rule that "there be ab
solutely no rushing on Saturday."
Ichler With Commerce Commission
Warren Ichler, formerly instructor
mechanic, In charge of the machine
shops of the department of mechan
ical engineering, has resigned to ac
cept a position with the valuation de
partment of the Inter-State Commerce
commission. .
Book Slide at Library A book elide
has been placed in the swinging doors
in the Library and all students who
have to go to class before the Library
is open nmy put their books in this
slide. The librari&irs win see that the
books are returned to the proper
shelves and the students given credit
for them.
speech, and conduct unless he is af
flicted with one of the following ail
ments, namely, partial foreignism,
partial treasonor partial idiocy. The
last term could .be more accurately
expressed in the vernacular, but stu
dents use the vernacular, too freely
at all times. Of these three classes
the only one tor whom I have any
respect or tolerance are those who
are afflicted with foreignism, and for
those I do not have a very definite
sympathy and often a profound re
spect, much as I deplore their atti
tude. One of the duties of University
people in war times is to do what they
can to' render treatment to the af
flicted, using sometimes soft poultices
and sometimes electric shocks, so as
to help bring them so far as possible
into a condition of healthy, loyal citi
zenship. I wish first to suggest this
morning among other things how the
University as the intellectual center
of the state can be of the greatest use
to the government of the United
States and the civilization of the
world in this present crisis.
Scholarship and Action
"Not in vain have the Jewish Rab
bis, the prelates and priests of the
historic Christian churches, as well
as the leaders of all vital movements
since the beginning of our era, been
primarily scholars. Scholarship is one
of the most practical things in the
world, because scholarship molds
thought. Scholarship may degener
ate, to be sure, into the monastic and
the academic, but scholarship at its
bestrmeans ultimate action, because
to a large measure it controls the
thoughts of men. Yet scholarship as
a thing by itself is neither good nor
bad. It can be used as German phil
osophy has been used to defend the
crimes oj Prussianism and- to produce
a conception in the state which would
place the Hohenzollern in a position
to outrage the public opinion of the
world with impunity; or it can be used
to promote a conception of universal
justice. Philosophy then may be used
to explain and justify the acts of
Paints Excellent Works The exhi
bition of summer work done by
Dwight Kirsch, '19, of Lincoln, which
is hung on the east wall of the art
gallery, is considered excellent. Mr.
Kirsch has received practically no
training outside of the University, and
this work was painted alone. The
oil portrait of his grandfather has
been spoken of by a number of visit
ors, as have his water colors of Lake
Riddell, Veteran End,
Holder of Four Letters
Ted Riddell is starting his last sea
son as a Cornhusker and his friends
are prophesying that it will be his
best. Ted has played right end both
years that he has been on the varsity
and no candidate for the place has
had a chance to beat him out. It was
Riddell, who in the Notre Dame game
in 1915, grabbed a long forward pass
and sprinted over the final chalk mark
to one of the three touchdowns that
won the game. On Thanksgiving Day
last year it was Ted who, time after
time, ran down and tackled the speedy
Bergman for great losses. In the
Kansas Aggie game last year it was
Ted who made the much-touted Ran
dalls look like a high school player.
Ted has everything that goes to
make up a football player. He has
weight, speed and a head. In addi
tion to being a football man Ted an
nexed three varsity letters In other
sports last year, and they were all
major sports', a feat that has never
been duplicated by a Cornhusker ath
lete. He was guard on the basketball
team, baseball catcher and weight and
relay man on the track team.
God, the devil, or the German Kaiser.
It is, therefore, the duty of an edu
cational institution in the war to pro
vide the right kind of scholarship, the
right kind of historical inquiry, the
right kind of presentation, and the
right kind of interpretation of historic
events. We should offer to the cause
of patriotism, the cause of Justice,
and the cause of humanity the full
play of our thoughts, the most stren
uous working of our intellectual em
gines, the cleanest and deepest sort
of thinking possible along such lines
as will aid in the winning of the war.
The University's heavy intelligence ar
tillery, its forty-two centimeter mor
tars, should be used constantly and in
cessantly towards breaking down pro
Prussianism, selfishness, pessimism,
and the clamor for an unworthy peace.
Aim at the Enemy
"Yet in bringing forward our heavy
intelligence artillery we know that in
battles the infantry frequently suf
fers from artillery operating under
the same flag. It is, therefore, ex
ceedingly desirous that we turn all
of our artillery against the enemy
and not against our friends and fel
low comrades. Dropping the figure,
let me explain exactly what I mean
under this condition. Abuse of those
who were not originally with us but
who are now manfully standing for
the American cause is in times of war
foolish. Not all the signers of the
Declaration of Independence wrote in
the same firm hand and with the same
sized script. The document was not
a "round robin", but some signed
soon and eagerly, and some signed
late and reluctantly. When independ
ence was won, those who signed eag
erly did not try to use this priority
of patriotism for political advantage
or in seeking honor. Much less did
they abuse as weak-kneed patriots
their reluctant colleagues. Let us
take this same attitude. Those who
stand squarely for the government of
the United States and its cause should
not be twitted as sudden converts of
(Continued on page four)
Figures Given by Nebraska Yes
terday Due to Error Registrar
Pleased With Enrollment
The statement made yesterday by
The Daily Nebraskan that registra
tion for this year had fallen off nearly
one-half was in error. Registration
for the first four days this year was
2,057 and for the same period last
year was 2,557, or a decrease of only
The decrease is rto more than was
expected and it is thought that the
number of students registering late
will be equal to that of last year and
the gnal figures will be no more than
500 less than those of last year.
Registration in the engineering col
lege is about two-thirds what it was
last year according to a statement of
Dean O. V. P. Stout yesterday. The
greatest decrease seems to be in the
law college.
The medical college in Omaha is
larger than in 1916 according to re
ports. The registration there for the
first four days last year was 133. This
year it was 159.
Kiddoo Accepts Position E. D.
Kiddoo has resigned his position with
the conservation and soils depart
ment, to accept a position with the
Lee Broom company of Lincoln. His
place in the department will be filled
by Miss Francis Daly.
Teach in Business College Prof.
D. F. Cole and Prof. Minnie T. Eng
land gave courses at the Van Sant
Business college during the summer.
Miss England will continue to give a
Business course for women at the Van
Sant school on Saturdays, throughout
the year.
Professor Stevens, of the school of
commerce, will be absent from the de
partment this year. Since the early
part of the summer he has been serv
ing on the Federal Trade commission
at Washington, D. C. His work Is in
connection with the food control in
vestigation being carried on by the
Government. Leave of absence has
been granted and Mr. Freeman will
take charge of the classes in Commer
cial Geography, Corporation Finance
and Investments, formerly taught by
Mr. Stevens.
With Return of Wilder Coach
Stewart Has Seven Veterans
as Nucleus for Team
By Dwight P. Thomas
Nineteen men were in uniform on
Nebraska field yesterday afternoon
for the practice which was the start
of a three weeks grinding preparation
for the opening of the season on Oc
tober 6. The Wesleyan Coyotes will
be the opponents on that date, and it
early season spirit can be taken as
a fair sign of what is to follow, the
Methodists' chances of escaping an
over-whelming defeat are small.
Wilder, whose return has been a
matter of speculation for some time,
was in uniform and dropped into the
routine of handling punts and passes
without missing a step. The return of
Wilder gives Coach Stewart seven vet
erant men for a nucleus to build his
team around. Cook and Riddell, two
othet- veterans, were back chasing the
pig-skin around the lot. Hubka and
Kellogg, members of last year's fresh
man team, were among the number of
fresh material that will be used in
developing the team that will uphold
Nebraska's honor on the gridiron this
Owen Frank Ass't Coach
Owen Frank, one of the two great
est half-backs ever produced at Ne
braska, was on the field and helped in
the caoching. He has been hired as
the assistant coach for the season.
Frank was one of the assistants for a
month last year and knows most of
the men that he has to deal with. He
took charge of one squad of the var
sity, while Dr. Stewart had the other
and taught some new forward pass
Many remarks are heard, about the
quality of material on hand this year.
Many years have seen more men out
but seldom has there been a greater
amount of genuine ability than there
appears to be in the squad of candi
dates this year. With the absence
of injuries a fine team is assured.
The squad is so small, however, that
even a few injuries would probably'
prove fatal to the Cornhuskers'
chances. Schellenberg, one of the
most promising candidates for a back
field position, has already been at
tacked by the jinx, and, although he
is on the field every day, is far from
being in the form that he should be.
Twenty-one first year men spent
a couple of hours on the field at the
same time the varsity was there, and
showed what they had to learn before
they would become varsity material.
Some of the men show a fair knowl
edge of the rudiments of the game,
and an occasional one shows real abil
Much news of interest on the Ca
nadian side of the war has come to
Professor J. E. LeRossignol, of the
economics department, during his five
weeks stay in Canada. Many soldiers,
wounded and otherwise, are in evi
dence everywhere, and the grim real
ities of the war are thrust upon the
people at every turn. The Canadian
soldier is very optomistic, and is con
fident of a successful ending of th3
war by the Allies.
Following the example of the Unit
ed States, the Canadian government
has adopted the universal conscrip
tion plan for the organizing of a new
army. The French Canadians as a
whole are against the conscription,
but the influence of the United States
is so strong thta the opposition is
too great against them. The conscrip
tion, and the close proximity of the
two countries, is bringing them very
close together, and the feeling of
good fellowship is growing between
the Canuk and the American.
Believinc that Nebraska men
jLf.tivelv eni-ared in the war are
just as anxious for news from the
campus as their lormer classmates
are for word from them, the man
agement of The Nebraskan will
send the paper free of charge to
every Cornhusker soldier wnose
address is known. You can help
by sending lists of addresses to
The, Nebraskan, either rna.iiing
them to Station A or teiepaoning
them to the business office, B-2S27.