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VOL. XVII, NO. 20.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. LINCOLN. TUESDAY. OCTOBER 9, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
OF PATRIOTIC LEAGUE
Faculty and Administrative Of
fleers Meet Sunday
CHANCELLOR IS SPEAKER
Says Federal Authorities Write That
Nebraska University Is Shining
Example to Colleges of Country
With addresses by Chancellor
Avery, the honorary president; by
Prof J- E. LeRosslgnal. president;
Prof. Sarka Hrbkova, Prof. E. H. Bar
bour, Prof. Blanche Grant, and Prof.
H. B. Alexander in place of Prof. F.
M. Fling, who was unable to come, the
Patriotic league of the University of
Nebraska completed its organization
Sunday afternoon at a meeting of
members of the faculty and adminl
trative officers in Music hall the
Temple. The league "believes in the
vigorous prosecution of the war." Mu
sic hall was filled.
Chancellor Avery, in referring to
the patriotism of the University, said:
"I do not know of a single official act
of a regent or of any member of the
faculty, in so far as response to the
federal government is concerned, that
has not been patriotic. The Univer
city has responded with instant
alacrity." Federal officials have re
peatedly in letters remarked on this,
and the editor of one of the most
prominent eastern magazines recent
ly wrote him: "The University of
Nebraska in its patriotic work is a
shining example to all the schools and
colleges of the country."
Backs Liberty Bond Sale
Buying liberty bonds is one thing,
the chanceljor said, in which the
league can help. "I have determined
to invest all I can spare, after neces
sary living expense's and benevol
enses, in liberty bonds." In food con
servation also the league can be of
service conserving especially those
articles of export needed by the allies
and United States soldiers wheat,
meat and sugar.
Professor Grant suggested that Ne
braska send a hospital unit to aid the
stricken civilians in the war zone of
France, large numbers of whom are
without any professional medical as
sistance committee appointed.
The league appointed the following
Patriotic Meetings Dean W. G.
Hastings, chairman; Prof. Sarka Hrb
kova; Prof. C. W. Pugsley.
The Teaching of Modern Lan
guages Prof. G. E. Barber, chairman,
and all the heads of language depart
ments (Including English language
and rhetoric). r
Press Prof, M. M. Fogg, chairman;
Prof. Guernsey Jones, Prof. S. B.
Publication Prof. H. B. Alexander,
chairman; Prof. W. C. Brenke; Prof.
L. T. Skinner.
University Soldiers Prof. G. TL
Chatburn, chairman, the University
commandant. Prof, R. G. Clapp, Prof,
K. W. Upson, Prof. Laura Pfeiffer.
Uev. Dean R. Leland.
Co-Operation With StudentsProf.
F. A. Stuff, chairman; Prof, II. J.
Gramlick, Dean Amanda Heppner.
Finance Dean O. V. P. Stout, chair
man; Prof. O. R. Martin, Prof. L. W.
Chase. Prof. Gish. Prof. R. R. Hol
Jister. Membership Prof. G. E. Condra.
Prof. J. H. Frandsen. Prof. Alice
Freshman Laws to Contest
Second Election Results?
In another fiery session the fresh
men laws succeeded in getting to
gether Monday morning, long enough
to cast their second ballot for class
officers. The election results were J.
A. Lucas, vice president; O. J. Po
test, secretary and treasurer; Farley
Young and Herman Shroeder. sar-seant-at-arms.
Sentiment is already
being expressed by some for contest
ing the fairness of Monday's proce
dure, it Is thought quite probable
that In case another election is called
an upper classman will be called
upon to conduct the meeting.
AUTUMN ALUMNI JOURNAL
NOW IN PREPARATION
Circulation of Nearly 6,000 Reaches
all Parts of the Civilized
Tina autumn number of the alumni
"dl'.Son cf the University Journal will
be published in the near future, Annls
Chlakln, '08 alumni secretary and
editor of the issue, is busy reading
The alumni edition is published
quarterly. It is sent to all alumni
whose addresses can be obtained. The
circulation numbers about 6,000, and
the magazines are sent not only to
all parts of the United States but also
to most parts of the world, as there
are Nebraska alumni from Alaska to
the Philippines, in India, the East
Indies, China, Japan, Turkey, Canada,
Russia, Slam and of course many in
The Journal keeps the alumni in
formed of the activities of the Uni
versity. It contains articles written
by prominent alumni on problems of
modern importance. It tells what
alumni are doing.
State Motion Pictures Shown.
Some of the state motion picture
reels were show'n at a Red Cross
meeting held at Sprague last Satur
day night. The , pictures pleased a
large audience. Many requests are
being received for the use of these
reels at meetings being held in the
interests of the Red Cross movement.
DRIVER IS NEW BUSINESS
MANAGER OF NEBRASKAN
Walter Blunk Resigns to Take
Up Duties in Student
George Driver. '19, was elected busi
ness manager of The Daily Nebraskan
at a meeting of the student publica
tion board last Saturday afternoon.
He succeeds Walter Blunk, '19, who
has resigned on account of added
duties as assistant to T. A. Williams
in managing student activities and
finance during the football season.
Driver has been previously engaged
as head of the student employment
bureau and has been active in Uni
versity circles generally. He is a
member of the Y. M. C. A. cabinet.
Merrill Vanderpool, '19, is assistant
business manager for the semester.
These two men have been working
in the department during this semes
ter. Blunk has held the manager's posi
tion ever since early in the first
semester last year when he filled the
vacancy left by M. L. Poteet When
the board had their election at the
close of la6t year they chose Blunk
as manager for his third term on ac
count of the uncertainty of other ap
plicants returning. At that time
Driver was elected first assistant busi
ness manager and Vanderpool ap
pointed second .assistant.
Alpha Kappa Psi. Alpha Kappa
Psi. professional commercial frater
nity, held its first meeting of the year
at the Phi Delta Theta house Sun
day afternoon. Eleven old members
were present and plans for the year's
work were discussed. Students must
have 45 hours In school of commerce
with an average of 80 per cent or
above to be eligible fto membership.
ART EXHIBIT PROCEEDS
WILL GO TO RED CROSS
Famous Picture by Lawton Parker,
Nebraska Boy, To Feature an
All proceeds of the annual exhibit
of the Nebraska art association will
be turned over to the Red Cross, Prof.
Paul Grummann, director of. the
school of fine arts, said yesterday. The
exhibit will be held in January.
"ParesBe," a picture by Lawton S.
Parker, a Nebraska boy. will feature
the unusual collection secured for the
exhibit This painting was given the
highest award that has ever come to
an American work in the Paris Salon.
In recognition of this picture the
University of Nebraska gave Mr.
Parkpr . doctor's degree three years
ago. Lincoln followers of art declare
that it is one of the most noteworthy
paintings that the association has se
cured for exhibition for a number of
Th t.ulk of the nictures that will
be shown come from the fine collec
tion of Mrs. Melville Johnson, chair
man nf the national art department of
the women's clubs of America. A
number of pictures rated only slightly
below that of Dr. Parker's are in
cluded in ii.
Visits Cement Plant Prof. C. E.
mi,!, mm a hrief visit to the plant
of the Nebraska Cement company at
Burnett to Oklahoma, 3tq3 U
nnntoit M5. has accented a position
us head of the department of geology
in the Oklahoma university. cu.uc
will leave soon to take up his duties.
ARMY OF "FOUR-MINUTE
HEN" BEGIN WORK
Professor M. M. Fogg, State
Manager, Has Chairmen
in Forty-Seven Towns
The selected volunteer "army" of 500
speakers this week takes the trenches
in fifty cities and towns of Nebraska
to fire home during the war direct
authoritative messages from officers
of the government on subjects of vital
importance. The Four-Minute men
13 a national organization a division
of the committee on public informa
tion composed of the secretary of
state, the secretary of war, secretary
of the navy, and George Creel which
President Wilson has requested be
pushed throughout the country. There
are now about 13,000 speakers at
wrok in 1,350 cities.
Prof. M. M. Fogg of the department
of rhetoric, whom the government re
cently appointed, on recommendation
of the state council of defense, to
head the work of Nebraska and to
act as publicity manager on certain
governmental affairs, has already ap
pointed chairman in forty-seven cities
"I have gone into the educational
work," says Professor Fogg, "by rea
son of the constant sympathy of Chan
cellor Avery with this work and by
the courtesy of the regents in author
izing me to accept the position, be
cause front-trench victory in this
struggle depends pretty directly upon
the state of mind and the support of
the people here 'away back home."
He has set up a war office in Univer
sity hall. 206, where he has a private
secretary and from which he is dis
tributing material to the local chair
man and the speakers.
Speakers Government Representatives
'Our speakers are authorized. repre
sentatives of the government," said
Professor Fogg yesterday afternoon,
"They are the human voice of the
government in this state the only
body of speakers to appear In moving
picture theatres." There are 330 such
theatres in the state. "The Four-Min
ute Men will also appear In longer
addresses to miscellaneous audiences.
Their authority to appear as accred
ited speakers is shown by an Intro
duction slide flashed at the end of
the first act:
"(4) Minute Men (4)
Will Speak Four Minutes on a Sub
ject of National Importance. He
Speaks Under the Authority of The
Committee on Public Information,
Washington, D. C."
"Later these speakers will bring
news hot from the battlefields and it
is planned to have them exhibit
1,000,000 feet of film now on the way
from France if it hasn't been sunk."
' Local Chairman Appointed
Two regents of the University and
over a dozen graduates of the Uni
versity are Included in the list of
chairmen, and a large number of
alumni are members of executive com
mittees. The chairmen to date are:
Albion Dr. C. G. Barnes.
Alma O. K. Shelburrie. law 04.
Aisbton Thou. Jamrog.
Heatrice Gen. L. W. Colby.
liloomlnfrton 8. Y. Hartt.
broken How Editor E. P. Purcell. The
CChalron Senator W. H. Reynold.
Columbus C. J. Garlow.
David City C. M. Kklles. 92, law .
Diller J. O. Blauner.
KUfin Walter C. Nye.
Kxeter W. O. Rolen.
Kairbury R. K. Riley.
Fairmont Dr. 8. K. Ahby.
FallH City Repent V. . l.y'.f .
Friend C. E. Uowlby, '95.
Geneva J. K. Waring.
Hartirifrton W. 8. Weton.
HaatlriK John R. Corey.
Humboldt Otto Kotouo, 0..
Haynnlii Daniel P. OkkxI.
Imperial Representative Fred Hclt
Iyexlnjrton Thomas M. Hewitt.
Ixup City R. H. Mathew. law Oa.
Miller Row Brown.
Nebraska City John W. Etelnhart.
Norfolk J. W. Rice. '08.
North Bend R- E. Weaverllnir. Uw 11.
North Flattee Supt. Wilson Tout.
Omaha Raymond Young.
Osceola H. C. Re.ebe.
Peru T. J. Majors.
Pierce O. S. Kpil'v.an. law '0.
Pattsmouth X). C. '.enran.
Red Cloud Frank J. Munday, II.
Beward Regent H. D. Landis, '99, law
Hhelton M. A. Hostetler.
Spring view R. C. McCulley.
Sutton Guy H. Matteson. '09.
Tilden .1. M. Klnery.
Valentine John M. Tucker,
Wakefield H. P. Shumway.
Wauneta H. II. Crosbach.
Wayne A. R. Davis.
Weet Point P. M. Moodle.
York James li. Harvey, '09.
COMMENCE SERIES OF
NEWS LECTURES TONIGHT
Charles Dillon, City Editor of the Kan
sas City Star, Will Speak on
on "Chances In Journalism"
To the students in the Journalism
courses and to other members of the
University and to newspaper workers
of Lincoln, Charles Dillon, formerly
city editor of the. Kansas City Star
and professor of journalism in the
Kansas argicultural college, now man
aging editor of the Capper farm pa
pers, Topcka, Kan., will give an ad
dress this evening at 8:15 o'clock in
Law 101, the second hour of the reg
ular meelng of the news wrtting
class. His subject will be "Chances
This address is the first of a. series,
arranged for the year by Professor
Fogg, by newspaper men and women
from Nebraska and other states.
Drilling for OM- According to the
reports of the State conservation
committee, which has its office at the
University, drillings for oil are now
in operation in western Nebraska.
All companies drilling are required to
report regulary to the commission as
to the progress made, the different
formations encountered, and must be
ready to supply specimens of these
formations upon request from the
commission. These records are kept
by the commission for future use.
DEAN STOUT TO SPEAK
AT CONVOCATION TODAY
Will Discuss Services Univer
sity Is Rendering Govern
ment in Present War
"Military Activities of the Univer
sity," will be discussed at Convoca
tion at 11 o'clock this morning in Me
morial hall by Dean O. V. P. Stout,
dean of the college of engineering,
and head of the department of civil
Dean Stout has a major's commis
sion in the enlneer's section of the
officers' reserve of the United States
army. He will tell of some of the
offers the University has made in war
service, offers that are liable to be
accepted any time, as well as services
that are at present being rendered.
He will discuss the mechanical en
engineering laboratory equipment and
point out some of the things this
department may be called up to do,
and will summarize the work done
by the agricultural extension depart
ment. This is one of the most important
Convocations of the year. Every stu
dent and faculty member is inter
ested in war work but few realize
just what the University through tis
laboratories, libraries, its various or
ganizations, and its men and women
who are in active work, is accomplish
ing. He will tell of the reputation of the
University as reflected through let
ters received by Chancellor Avery.
"All I can say will be at best only
incomplete and a partial account,"
Dean Stout said yesterday. "It is
impossible to estimate all the Univer
sity is really doing. We cannot get
even a complete list of the enlisted
University men. We are working on
a list through the alumni department,
but that will not be complete."
Y. M. C. A. TO HOLD WEEKLY
All University Men Invited to Attend
Wednesday Evening to Consider
An all men's meeting was held in
the Y. M. C. A. rooms of the Temple
Sunday afternoon and a large number
of University men were there to. en
joy the hour together. The meeting
was addressed by W. A. Sclleck,
president of the Lincoln State bank.
Mr. Selleck is an enthusiastic sup
porter of young men's movements
and bad much of vital importance to
tell to those present. He spoke of
the necessity of weekly meetings
among University men; of their
power in creating good fellowship;
and solving problems which naturally
arise in the student life.
Dean R. Leland also gave a short
talk on the broadening of one's edu
cation, emphasizing the worth of men
tal, physical and spiritual develop
ment which the Y. M. C. A. offers to
men. This talks as followed by a
short discussion concerning the value
received from such meetings by E. A.
Worthley. who spoke of the feature
of open discussion of problems among
the members, as a melting pot of
ideas and Ideals.
A business meeting was then held
in which it was decld td to hold regu
lar weekly meetings for th) solving
of the various probkiru. which pre
sented themselves during the school
year. Wednesday night from 7 o'clock
to 7:45 was selected as the hour for
Dean R. A. Lyman, of the school of
agriculture, will address the next
gathering to which all University men
DOPE ON IOWA BATTLE
NOT SO ENCOURAGING
Injuries to Backfield Pay for
HAWKEYE TEAM IS STRONG
Frank Report They Could Have Run
Up Much Bigger Score With
Ease in Cornell Game
Now for Iowa.
Coach Stewart, not misled by the
overwhelming victory of Saturday
lined his warriors up in a stiff signal
drill and charging practice last night
to prepare for the entertainment of
the Hawkeyes on the coming Satur
day. The coach has first-hand in
formation from Owen Frank, who saw
the game in which Iowa defeated
Cornell college 22 to 13. to the effect
that had they wished to, the Iowa
eleven could have run up a much
bigger score without much trouble.
The Hawkeyes, knowing that hos
tile scouts were watching their move-
ments, kept their valuable assort
ments of plays under cover all dur
ing the first half and tried only sim
ple line bucks and end runs. When
these did not work they opened up
for a few minutes in the last half
and pushed over two touchdowns
Practically no attention will be
paid to the future games of the sche
dule until Iowa has been taken care
of. Assistant Coach Prank brought
back several Iowa formations and
spent the afternoon yesterday teach
ing them to the Freshmen eleven.
They will be presented for the varsi
ty's inspection this afternoon and to
morrow. Wesleyan Game Costly.
The Cornhuskers are far from be
ing in an encouraging condition.
The Wesleyan game, though easily
put on the winning side of the score
book, was costly in the way of in
juries. Rhodes, Cook, Otoupalik and
Schellenberg all received injuries that
will keep them from scrimmage the
greater part ofthe week. Dobson,
though not injured in the game, hurt
his knee Saturday afternoon and will
have a hard time getting into shape.
Rhodes and Otoupalik have bad
"charley-horses" while Cook and
Schellenberg were both badly crippled
in the back and legs.
A bad feature of these injuries is
that they for the most part have
occurred to backfiield men, a variety
of football player that is scarce in
the Cornhusker camp just at present
owing to injuries to McMahon and
Riddell Out of Line-Up
Riddell will be out of the game
against Iowa and will do well to be
back against Notre Dame. The line,
with the possible exception of Rhodes
will lineup practically the same as
it did against Wesleyan.
Coach Stewart is feeling decidedly
uncertain as to Nebraska's ability to
defeat the Hawkeyes, and is trying
bard to stave off any feeling of over
confidence that may have come over
Making Map of State. The depart
ment of geography and conservation
is now engaged in making a large
base map of Nebraska. This map will
be for use In showing the physical
and industrial features of Nebrafka,
and will be on a very large scale.
U. S. Soiis Inspector Here. T. D.
Illce. inspector on the United States
Soils survey for the central district
of the country, was a visitor in the
department of conservation and soils
survey this week. From bere he went
to Chase and Morrill counties where
he will soon be joined by Dr. G. E.
Condra. director of the Stale survey.
More Men Wanted
For Fruit Gathering
A number of men are still wanted to
gather fruit by Hon. E. M. Pollard.
'93, who is in the city at present.
Students who wish to go may see
Deau C. C. Engberg concerning leave
of absence from the University.
Those who wish to see Mr. Pollard
may make arrangements wiih Miss
Annis Chaiken the alumni office, base
ment of the Administration building.
NEBRASKAN FREE TO
Believing that Nebraska men
actively engaged in the war are
just as anxious for news from the
campus as their fcrmer classmates
are for word from them, the man
agement of The Nebraskan will
send the paper free of charge to
every Cornhusker soldier whose
address is known. You can help
by sending lists of addresses to
The Nebraikan, either mailing
them to Station A or telephoning
them to the business office, B-2S97.
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