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VOL. XVII, NO. 24.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. LINCOLN. MONDAY. OCTOBER 15, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
irannMTY GIRLS TO
work Includes G. R. Chatburn. Com'
BUILDING PROGRAM IS
"At l restaurant todev I saw a
waiter dump a half pitcher of cream
and part of a square of butter in
a cup full of coffee. In Europe he
would be shot f r that The toys at
the front will do their part if you
folks at home wMl do yours and if
you could see what I have tseeu you
would feel like shooting anyone who
wastes food now."
mandant H. L. Roberts, Dr. R. G.
Clapp. F. W. Upson, Prof. L. B.
Pfeiffer and D. R. Leland. All stu
dents, alumni, and faculty members
are urged to co-operate in every way
possible with the committee, and to
help to make their work of cheering
and helping the men who have gone,
HAYE RED CROSS CLUB
Plan to Have Membership of
WILL AID CITY BRANCH
Three New Structures on City
Campus, One at Farm
Ready in Short Time
Nebraska Team Shows Offen
sive Power in Second Game
To Make Surflical Drst.lr.fl and
"Kits" for Soldier in
Nebraska Hall 202
-Five hundred girls for Red Cross,"
is the slogan of the girls' club in
rte registration campaign .today.
Membership in this University Worn,
en's Red Cross club does not mean
that there are dues to be paid in
money, but that every member go
to room 202 Nebraska hall for at
least one hour per week and sew
under the direction of the city Red
Cross association. Sewing will be
done on Tuesday, Thursday and Fri
day afternoons at first, but if the de
mand is great enough, every after
noon and even forenoon will be used.
These arrangements have been
made through the girls' club because
many University women have found
it was impossible to give much help
to the city Red Cross because of
its distance from the campus. Girls
trill be able to sew between classes
French surgical dressings, "kits"
and any other work needed by the
city association, will be made. A
sewing machine has been secured.
Tables and chairs are being arranged
for by the University.
First Meeting Tomorrow
Tomorrow afternoon the first meet
ing will be held. Miss Ida Robbins
of Lincoln will personally be present
and will explain to the girls what
is needed of them the most.
Girls who have not learned to knit
are urged to bring yarn and needles.
There will be instructors of knitting
to help them. Girls who want to
sew or cut out things will find
plenty of work awaiting them.
The women of the faculty are in
cluded in this registration, of course.
Sorority chaoerones are registering
to help. Mrs. Samuel Waugh, Alpha J
Phi chaperone, has helped the girls' I
club with its arrangements. j
Every girl is asked to bring, if
possible, her own scissors and
needles for tomorrow, anyhow. Later
it is expected that arrangements will
be made by which these will be fur
nished in the rooms. The girls have
been advised to wear aprons.
Professor Chase Makes Tests Pro
fessor L. W. Chase of the agricul
tutal engineering department is test
ing out some of the various com
pounds as are used by automobile
enthusiasts who try to reduce the:
price of gasoline. The first com
pound the Professor used in his
Franklin he had a good deal of suc
cess with but in his second experi
ment he was not quite so successful.
He is doing this at the request of
the department of agricultural en-giii-ring.
UNIVERSITY TO HELP
CHEER LIFE OF SOLDIERS
Soldier Committee of Patriotic
League Plans Systematic
Communication With Men
The committee on University sol-i-r
of the Patriotic league of the
faculty, arranged at its meeting last
Friday, to have the faculty members
correspond regularly with the soldier
boys whom they knew personally,
while in school, and requested that
all student organizations keep in,
close touch with the men who are
in the camps, or at the front As
oon as possible, they will publish
an honor roll of all student soldiers,
sailors, and others enlisted for war
service. Any one knowing any such
nen, is requested to hand their
names to any member of the com
mittee, or to The Nebraskan, the
registrar or to the secretary of the
Friends of University soldiers are
specially urged ''to see that Christ
mas boxes are sent them. Such re
membrances will come at a time
'ben they will be more than wel
come to men who must spend their
Cbristmases away from home, and In
a training camp. These boxes should
be mailed not later than November
15. Instructions for maHIng may be
obtained of postmasters.
The committee in charge of thla
Sjogren in Engineering Department
C. A. Sjogren, ex-'19, has taken
charge' of the shop works in the
Mechanical engineering department.
Sjogren had been employed in the
Burlington shops at Havelock before
coming here. He succeeds Warren
Ichler, who has gone into railway
aluation work with the government,
and is now located at Kansas City.
R. B. Saxon, '18, has taken charge
of the tool room in the Mechanical
Mrs. J. H. Mackprang visited her
daughter, Alfreda, at the Achoth
house Wednesday and Thursday of
SEVEN NEW STUDENTS
IN TELEGRAPHY SCHOOL
War Department to Establish Similar
Courses in Other Schools
of the State
Seven more students have been
enrolled in the telegraphers' school.
Two students will be ready for en
listment in the signal corps in about
two months. After that, recruits will
be turned out of the school steadily.
The central war department of
Chicago, which has been watching
the school here has decided that re
sults justify the establishing of sev
eral other schools in the smaller col
leges and normal schools of the
state. These will be run in co-operation
with the state council of de
fense. Doane already has fourteen
students enrolled, and Hastings has
ten. Schools will be started immedi
ately at Wesleyan and Peru. The
method of instruction followed will
be the same as that used here.
To Work as Draughtsman Orlo A.
Powell, '11, M. E., will soon take up
his work as draughtsman in the Cush
man Motor works of Lincoln.
PLAN RALLY FOR
"Pep" Meeting Will Be Fol- j
lowed by Torchlight
A big rally in the Armory at dusk
net Friday evening, followed by a
torchlight parade through the streets
of Lincoln, is the plan announced
Saturday to put Nebraskans in the
proper mood for the defeat of Notre
Evening rallies, when tried, have
always been monster affairs at Ne
braska, and it is expected that this
one will set a record. Members of
the -team, the coach, and at least
one famous Cornhusker of old will
"talk; the band will be on band to
lead in "U-U U-N-L"
The parade will form east of the
Armory and will be headed by the
bapd. It will march east and south
to O street and will swing down the
main thoroughfare with torches blaz
ing. It Is planned to. serenade the
Note Dame team at its headquar
ters, and the Catholic captain may
be called upon for a speech.
Plenty of illumination will be pro
vided by the torches, most of which
have already been secured.
University girls will form a spe
cial feature of the parade. The or
ganizing and costuming of the co
eds for the occasion is in the hands
of the Back Masque. the senior
woman's honorary society.
Silver Serpents to Have
Hike and Wiener Roast
Silver Serpent, Junior -girls soci
ety, extends an invitation to all
Junior girls to attend a hike next
Thursday, from 5:30 to 8:00. The
girls will meet at the -Y. W. C. A.
rooms at the Temple, and hike from
there, to the Farm grove, for a
wiener roast. The committee is very
anxious that all the girls come, who
possibly can, as the hike is planned
to help the JunJor girls become bet
ter acquainted. The former mem
bers of Silver Serpent are invited.
Kathryn Howey is in charge of the
The building program of the Uni
versity of Nebraska for 1917-18 is
now well under way. The new
Bssey building is practically fin
ished, the excavation on the Teach
ers' college is nearly completed, the
work of excavation has commenced
on the new Social and Political
Science building, and the founda
tion is laid on the Agricultural Engi
neering building at the farm campus.
The contract on the new observatory
will probably be let during the
The present plans of construction
are by far the most strenuous the
board has yet undertaken. The total
cost of the work will greatly sur
pass that of any other program car
ried out in the past. The new So
cial Science building alone will cost
nearly one-third of a million dollars.
Mr. S. A. Cornell, cleark to the
superintendent of instruction, esti
mates that within the coming year
all buildings now under construction
will be completed. The contract on
the Social Science building, let to
the Assenmacher Co. states that the
building will be ready for occupa
tion by January 1, 1919. This build
ing when completed will be the
finest and largest building on the
campus. It will front on the west
and will be nearly a block long on
Twelfth street, running from R to S
street. The frontage on R street
will cover about one-third of a block.
When viewed from above the new
building will have the shape of a
letter L. When the building is com
pleted the departments of phiosophy;
social and political science, history
and economics will occupy it.
Teachers' College Building
The new Teachers' college build
ing will be located at Fourteenth and
S streets. Excavation is nearly fin
ished on this building and - the
foundation will be in by cold
weather, thus facilitating further
work during the winter.
At the state farm campus the new
agricultural engineering building is
now well under wqy. The founda
tion is already completed and the
work is being done on the first floor.
This structure will add much to the
beauty of the farm campus when it
is completed sometime next year.
The beautiful new Bessey building
is no,w completed, and the work of
grading the lawn is nearly done.
New cement sidewalks have been
laid and the building is being used
this year by the departments . of
botany and zoology.
The new observatory will be
located between the present observa
tory and the mechanical engineering
building. As yet the contract has
not been let, but the plans will be
quickly carried out once the letting
of the contract is settled.
IN THE NAME OF LIBERTY
SAVE FOOD SAYS AMBULANCE
DRIVER BACK FROM VERDUN
Washington, Oct. 13 "In the name
of Liberty save food." is the mes
sage given to the people of this coun
try through the National Emergency
Food Garden Commission today by
Raymond James Whitney, an ambu
lance driver from the Verdun front,
who went to an Atlantic port to sail
for France today.
Whitney, whose home is in Bed
ford, Indiana, has jutt completed a
flying visit home and be stopped in
Washington long enough to call upon
the National Emergency Food Gar
den Commission to ask that the peo
ple be again urged to conserve every
ounce of food. Whitney is in the
American Field Service and U taking
back 20 pounds of sugar to Mrs. Van
derbilt, so scarce is the lump article
over there. He won the War Cross
for work at the front.
"The declaration of war by Presi
dent Wilson." said Whitney, "saved
the world from the Kaiser in my
opinion, for from my observation of
a year and a half in the war's
fiercest fighting that was nothing that
could possibly have put the 'pep'
into the battle front as that did.
Men and women kissed us Americans
and wept whenever they met us.
"Food is the thing and the conser
vation department of the American
Forestry Association Is doing a great
work in its campaign for war gar
dens. Keep it up for you will need
It next year, too. The Forest Regi
ment will do a great work over there
for the cleaning up that has to be
done in that wrecked country will
be a big Job.
Test Splice Strength The Material
Testing laboratories of the depart
ment of applied mechanics conducted
a series of tests the past week to
determine the relative breaking point
of the wire splicing done by the av
erage electrician as compared with
that of a clamp now on the market,
intended to take the place of the old
style hand splicing.
Teacher at Baylor University
O. C. Bradbury, graduate of the
zoology department and now teacher
or sciences in the Baylor Univer
sity at Waco, Texas, writes Dr. Wol
cott that he is enjoying his work
very much and is making great
strides toward a permanent success.
TO PARTY COMMITTEE
Dean Amanda Heppner Ap
points "New Members to
Aid in Program
Twenty-five names have been- added
to the general all-university party
committee by Dean Amanda Heppner,
making the committee membership
seventy-five. A meeting will be held
this week, at a time announced to
morrow. The new members: Faculty, Mrs.
Carrie B. Raymond; students, Wini
fred Moran. Emma Nielson, Bessie
Sherman. Fern Noble, Robert Wen
ger. Paul Dobson, Effie Starbach,
Evertt Garrison, Russel Best, H. Al
brecht, Jean Nelson, D. V. Stephens,
Floyd Pegler, Merrill Vanderpool,
Ray Cowan, Harry Reed, Genevieve
Freeman, Hermine Hatfield, Hedwig
Bonekemper, Helen BJorkman. Dor
othy Adamson Gwendolyn JDrayton,
Genevieve Bechter. Harriet Ander
son, Josephine Zrust, and Pearl
LIBERTY BONDS DISCUSSED
AT CONVOCATION TOMORROW
Dr. Fred Morrow Fling to Ex
plain Importance in Rela
tion to the War
Dr. Fred Morrow Fling, head of the
department of European history, will
speak on "The Significance of the War
and Its Relation to Liberty Bonds."
at convocation tomorrow morning at
11 o'clock in Memorial hall.
"We are trying to get the support of
the students in this Liberty bond cam
paign," Dr. Fling said yesterday, "and
in order to do this we will have to
explain their importance."
The bonds run as low as $50, Dr.
Fling said. They receive 4 per cent
Interest. Students can borrow the
$50, if ned be, at 6 per cent at a cost
of Just $1 above the income of the
bond. Dr. Fling suggested.
It is planned to make this Convo
cation' one of the best of the year,
since sentiment behind the move
ment is strong at the present time.
The Patriotic league of the faculty
and the Commercial club are doing
all that they can to get the stu
dent support of the bond sale and
the members of the club at their
last meeting appointed a committee
to co-operate with Dean O. V. P.
Stout in the work.
It is probable that the band will
be out before the meeting and there
is some talk of having the cadets
there in uniform. It will be one
of the biggest patriotic Convocations
of the year.
Students Enjoy Impromptu
Program at Palladian
A large number of students en
joyed an impromptu program at the
regular weekly meeting of Palladian
Literary society Friday evening.
Readings, fairy tales, trios, instru
mental piecea a vocal selection and
a debate on a student life question
were included in the entertainment.
It . was the most interesting meet
ing that the society has held this
Professor Burr Returns Professor
W. W. Burr of the agronomy depart
ment returned to his work as head
of the department after a four weeks
vacation in the east.
PASSES ARE SUCCESSFUL
McMahon, Speedy Halfback, Did Not
Get Into Game Kellogg' Springs
Combining a general bombardment
with a fancy aerial attack the Corn
huskers captured the second line of
trenches barring their way to a 1918
championship Saturday afternoon,
when they took the Hawkeyes into
camp 47 to 0. The score, though
it appears to favor Nebraska, does
not tell the tale of the game fight
put up by the Iowans in the sec
ond half after they had been com
pletely outclassed in the first two
The feature of the game was the
machine-like work of the entire Ne
braska eleven. Interference such as
has seldom been seen on Nebraska
field was in evidence throughout the
game with the possible exception of
the third period. Holes big enough
to allow the entire back field to plow
through were made on nearly every
line buck. The backfield wobbled a
few times on defense but the line
was a stonewall.
Kellogg was the brightest luminary
of the day in that he' showed stuff
that but few persons suspected he
had in the way of speed. Schellen
berg played a better game than on
the previous Saturday and was the
actual force for ground gaining when
ground was badly needed. John
Cook played stellar ball for the en
tire time that he was in the game
and was only taken out after strong
objections on his part. One of the
most pleasing discoveries of the
day was that Dobson in addition to
being a punter of exceptional ability
and a good defensive player can
also take his turn at carrying the
ball and can do as well at it as any
man in the backfield.
Ends Grab Passes
In the line Hubka and Rhodes
were the players who stood out most
prominently and that was chiefly
because of' their ability to drag the
passes. As one fan was heard to re
mark after the game: "That man
Hubka just naturally attracts those
Munn pulled the two most amusing
incidents in the game when he
blocked two of Iowa's kickoffs before
they had gone more than ten yards.
One he knocked down, but the other
he caught, and was so surprised at
having it that he almost forgot to
run. but when he started it took
half or the Hawkeye team to stop
Iowa started the game with a
whirlwind attack and completely
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FOUR-MINUTE MEN AT YORK
IN SIXTY-TWO STATE TOWNS
Prof. M. M. Fogg, Head of the
Government Publicity Work
Appoints New Chairmen
In sixty-two Nebraska cities and
towns the Four-Minute-Men division
of the United States committee on
public Information has been organ
ized, according to Prof. M. M. Fogg,
the sttae director of the work.
Fourteen additional chairmen ap
pointed last week, including several
alumni of the University.
The organization of the Lincoln
branch will be effected Monday.
For the next two weeks the Ne
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NEBRASKAN FEEE TO
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 Nebraekan will
send the paper free of charge to
every Cornhusker soldier whose
address is known. Ton can help
by sending lists of addresses to
The Nebraskan, either mailing
them to Station A or telephoning
them to the business office, B-2597.
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