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

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    Daily Nebraskan
VOL. XVH, NO. 26.
School Representatives to Dis
cuss Vacation Question
Each School to Have One Vote In
Deciding Best Way to Help In
Husking Emergency
In pursuance of the decision reached
at the last meeting of the University
board of regents to determine the
course to be taken by the University
in the present "cornhusking" emer:
gency, the state superintendent of
public instruction and Chancellor
Avery have issued a circular to all
educational institutions about the
state asking them to send at least
one representative to the educational
conference to be held at the Temple
Monday, October 22 at 8 o'clock.
The purpose of the conference is
to determine in what way each
"higher institution of learning" can
contribute most to the state in har
vesting this year's corn crop. Al
though each institution is allowed but
one vote at the meeting it Is desired
that as many representatives as pos
sible will be present since the con
ference is not only to decide what
plan the University and the other
state organizations of instruction
adopt in regard to the present emer
gency but also to gather as nearly
as possible the general opinion of the
various educational centers In regard
to such movements to help the farm
ers along in case a necessity should
arises for such during the course -of
the following school year.
Those institutions which expect to
have representatives present at this
conference are requested to send a
notice and the name of their delegate
to the state superintendent in ad
vance. Prof. F. A. Wirt, In charge of rarm
machinery at Kansas State Agricul
turaT colleger "who graduated ft dm the
University of Nebraska in 1913, has
resigned his position there to take
up commercial work with the John
Deere Plow company of Kansas City,
Missouri. Professor Wirt is very
anxious to find a man to take his
work, in so much as he must leave
there November 1.
School of Agriculture at Work.
Registration in the school of agricul
ture this year is estimated to be
about 20 per cent less than last
year. Classes began Tuesday. Classes
are being organized and election of
officers in the freshman and sopho
more class will be held at 5 o'clock.
Many Alumni . On Executive
Committee Speakers Begin
Work Thursday Evening
The Lincoln organization of Four
Minute Men was completed yester
day noon at the Commercial club.
Nearly forty members of the execu
tive committee and speakers who
have been drafted attended.
Professor Fogg explained the work
and Prof. H. H. Wilson, local chair
man, made an address. The follow
ing executive committee was ap
pointed: H. H. Wilson, '78, chairman:
Leonard A. Flansburg, '04, Law '06,
secretary; Regent E. P. Brown, '$2,
Ex-Mayor C. W. Bryan. Ex-Regent
George Coupland, vice-chairman of
the state council of defense; Frank
D. Eager, Prof. M. M. Fogg, Frank
Hall. Regent P. L. Hall. W. E. Hardy,
It. M. Joyce, chairman of the state
council of defense; Regent J. E. Mil
ler, mayor; C. H. Rudge of the ex
emption board; J. L. Teeters, of the
exemption board, former regent.
The following speakers on theatre
committee were appointed:
Leonard A. Flansburg, Frank D.
Eager, Prof. M. M. Fogg, Fred W.
Foster and C. L. Rein, '13, Law '15.
The speaking In the nine theatres
wl tegln Thursday night.
Chorus to Have Hallowe'en
Party for Saturday Night
The University chorus will hold a
Hallow'een party In Memorial hall
Saturday evening, October 20 at 8
o'clock. There are nearly 150 mem
bers at present and they are plan
ning to have one of the biggest and
best departmental parties of the year.
Committees have been appointed to
take care of the program and en
tertainment and have been working
tor some time. Nothing definite, how
ever, can' yet be had from them con
cerning the results. They ask that
every member of the chorus bring
25 cents tq the next rehearsal to
help pay the expense. The next
meeting of the women Is Wednesday
at 5 o'clock and of the men Thurs
day at 7. o'clock.
Laying of Cornerstone. The corner
stone of the new agricultural build
ing took place last week without any
formalities. It was thought better
to do away with the usual formali
ties because of the conditions caused
by the war. Instead of being a steel
structure the building will be of rein
forced concrete, this Is because of the
high price of steel and will be just
as substantial. The plans are all
complete and the construction will be
pushed ahead with as much speed as
possible. The building Is to be com
pleted and ready for use next fall.
Junior3 and Seniors Make Cut
In Parties and Expense
Juniors to Give Play
Elsie Hoberg was elected vice-pres-"
ident of the senior class, at a meet
ing held yesterday morning; Marion
Reeder, treasurer: Milrae Judkins,
secretary.- The junior class chose for
its officers, Helen Loftman, vice-president;
D. V. Stevens, secretary; Wil
son Bryans, treasurer, and Harold An
derson, sergeant-at-arms.
The seniors decided not to have any
Prom or formal party this semester,
in accordance with the general spirit
for minimizing expenses of social af
fairs, and they will have but one in
formal party the senior hop. The
juniors decided to have their Prom as
usual and no Informal parties. They
intend to economize by dispensing
with the dinner and decorations at
the Prom.
The juniors decided to have their
class play this year, as usual, and fol
lowing the advice of Dean C. C. Eng
berg, who made a short talk before the
meeting, resolved to put more class
spirit behind the play in order to make
it a success financially, as well as so
cially, through the efforts of the indi
vidual members of the class.
Will Attend Synod. Prof. P. K.
Slaymaker and Dr. D. E. Leland will
be- at Omaha the rest of this week,
attending the Presbyterian Synod be
ing held there from October 17 to 22.
Mrs. R. S. Slaymaker of Kittanning,
Penn., came Tuesday- to spend the
winter with her son, Prof. P. K.
Special Session for Farm Boys
Roys who stay at home to help
harvest Nebraska's mammoth corn
crop this fall are to be given an op
portunity to take a special term of
study at the University of Nebraska
School of Agriculture, according to
an announcement Just made by the
principal. The term will begin De
cember 3 and will continue without
intermission until April 26. the date
regular students in the school finish
their work.
Remilar classes in the school began
October 12, three days vacation being
allowed at Thanksgiving time, and
two weeks at Christmas. The special
classes for cornhuskers will proceed
without interruption, except for the
single holiday .Christmas day. Enough
special classes will be opened to per
mit the carrying of a full schedule,
and students will receive the usual
full year credit granted to regular
students of the school. Persons who
wish to register In this course are
requested to write the principal, Uni
versity Farm, Lincoln, not later than
November 1. if possible.
Miss Ada Gibson, "05, spoke at ves
pers Tuesday evening In the Y. W.
C A. rooms In the Temple. Hazel
Snethen. '19. led the meeting. Mildred
Gillilan, '20, and Gertrude Jones gave
"The boys are doing their rrt and
we should do ours here," said Miss
yibson. We should help others in as
many ways as possible.
Miss Gibson gave the Assyrian in
terpretation of. "The Twenty-third
Psalm" and "The Lord's Prayer."
Every Student Urged To Be
Present at Memorial Hall
Tonight University students will
meet at 7:00 o'clock, in Memorial hall,
for the purpose of organizing a stu
dents' patriotic league to co-operate
with the Patriotic league of the fac
ulty, in volunteering every possible
aid in helping to win the war. Stu
dents of every department or college,
both alumni and undergraduate, are
urged to attend, as the meeting will
afford an opportunity for each person
to lend whatever assistance he is able,
and for all University students to
boost the loyalty of the school. The
purpose of the organization is to point
out a way in which men and women
can render actual service, both to the
nation and to the University.
Prof. F. A. Stuff, chairman of the
Patriotic league of the faculty, in con
nection with representatives from the
various school organizations, is put
ing forth every effort to make the stu
dents' league democratic.
The University Commercial club is
taking an active part in organizing
and furthering the league, which Is to
be formed tonight, and it is-Jioped that
individuals, as well as organizations,
will turn out with real Nebraska
Membership This Year Is By Election
- and Only Best Men Are
At a meeting held during the drill
hour, Tuesday, the Pershing Rifles or
ganized for the coming year. The
company is formed . from the best
drillers in the regiment, of the city
campus, and annually holds competi
tive drilling with the Workizer Rifles,
a similar organization of the farm
For the past two years membership
has been open to everyone, but be
ginning this year it is again elective,
and only those who are drillers of first
cass ability are taken in.
The election of drill officers for the
coming year resulted as follows:
Captain, V. C. Graham.
First lieutenant, B. F. Rohrbaugh.
Second lieutenant, H. IT. Kirsch.
First sergeant, P. G. Jones.
Says Nebraska Has One of Best Com
panies in Camp Men Well Fed
and Equipped
After hearing a number of rumors
of unfavorable conditions at Camp
Kunston, Prof. C. E. Mickey, of the
applied mechanics department. with a
party of six, motored there Saturday
and Sunday and investigated condi
tions among the Nebraska troops.
Professor Mickey made a special
point of asking men from different
companies and of different ranks
about conditions. He found that in
every instance the reports were either
entirely untrue or at least greatly ex
aggerated. There are now enough
rifles at the camp for the guard
mounts, and the men are drilling with
regulation wooden suns. Enough rifles
for the entire company will be in soon.
All clothes are furnished by the gov
ernment. About thirty per cent of the
men now have complete uniforms.
The rest wear either the "union over
alls" or blue overalls and the regula
tion shirt. All the men have regular
army shoes. The uniforms will be
thre soon. The quarters of the men,
contrary to reports, are al that could
be desired. The buildings are abso
lutely -sanitary and comfortable. Boil
ers are now installed and steim heat
will be in the mains in a week or ten
days. The bedding issued the men is
sanitary, warm and comfortable.
Men Well Fed
The party had heard many tales of
lack of wholesome food, so they took
dinner with the boys Sunday. They
say they never ate a dinner that was
better cooked or more wholesome, and
that there was more than enough to
eat. The men themselves say that the
repors of favoritism In promotions are
unfounded, but that they are promoted
according to merit only. Every man
talked to was entirely satisfied with
the treatment he was receiving, and
they were all full of pep. The only
complaint was the inconvenience
caused by the constant clouds of dust.
and sprinklers have been ordered to
remedy this.
Nebraska Company Best
The party found that men from this
University form the greater part of
the headquarters company, 355th In
fantry, N. A. This company is claimed
to be the best company in the camp.
The company has subscribed for
$13,250 worth of Liberty Bonds. They
have organized a football team that
has won every game played. A large
percentage of the men from this com
pany will probably receive commis
sions within a few days.
Extension Department Is Busy. At
the present time the extension force
has fifty-eight men and women be
sides the help that is necessary to
keep the machinery moving at head
quarters. In the offices of the Exten
sion department there are twelve peo
ple. They publish several bulletins
and have in their equipment what
might be classed as a small printery.
Prof. H. C. Filley, head of the de
partment of Farm management and
marketing and Miss Florence Tluma,
Home demonstration agent, are con
ducting farmers institutes at Davis
Creek church today and at Dannebrog
Prof. F. M. Fling Addresses
Students and Faculty at
Convocation Yesterday
"We're here today in connection
with the effort to supply the govern
ment with money to carry on the war
in which we are participants, partici
pants to such an extent that the out
come of the war depends upon our
activity," Dr. Fred Morrow Fling,
head of the department of European
history, said in his address on "The
Significance of the War and Its Re
lation to .Liberty Bonds," at convoca
tion yesterday.
The Patriotic league of the faculty
and the University Commercial club
had charge of the program. Prof.
J. E .Le Rossignol, head of the depart
ment of economics and commerce,
and Earl - Jeffrey, ..'18, gave -short
talks. Prof. P. H. Grummann, direc
tor of the school of fine arts, modern
German literature, presided.
"It is perfectly clear that if the
war is not to be a failure it must
be forced to a successful issue," Dr.
Fling continued. "How is peace pos
sible now when that great extent of
territory in central Europe is under
the control of the Prussian empire?
To stop the war now would be to
abandon Europe to this egoistic Prus
sian conception of the organization
of the world society. Premature
peace would erect an obstacle to
world organization on the basis of
Dr. Fling pointed out that since
the beginning of the war one great
obstacle to world organization has
disappeared, the imperialism of Rus
sia. Must Have Complete Victory
"The only way to make peace pes
sible is to whip the German govern
ment until it is willing to give up,
until it will withdraw from the ter
ritory it has conquered by the war,"
Dr. Fling asserted and the audience
applauded. "This sounds as if I were
a fighting man," Dr. Fling contin
ued." But no one was any more dis
appointed than I was when this war
broke out."
"But I believe that there are some
things in this world worth fighting
for and worth dying tor. I believe
that righteousness needs to be armed.
You can talk with people who will
meet you in good faith but you can't
talk to people who resort to trickery
and intrigue. You can never be sure
with these sort bf people that they
will keep their part of the agree
ment even is if an agreement is
"We can have peace," Dr. Fling
emphasized, "only when Germany has
been made to realize that the world
is strong enough to keep 'her from
getting What she wants. She must
be willing to allow a settlement in
conference of the difficulties that
caused the war. She must be made
to recognize the rights of small na
tions. Germany must be converted
to democracy, to international feder
ation, law, the rights of the indi
vidual. If we make peace before
these are accomplished, the war
might just as well have never been
Dr. Fling said he believed the
greatest crisis of the war would be
when Germany would offer to with
draw her troops from the territory
in the west and yet retain the terrl-
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Big Loss to Team in Notre
Dame Preparation
South Omaha Contingent Here With
Band for Whole Day Orders
150 Seats
Nebraska suffered its second great
loss of the season yesterday when
Owen Frank, asisstant coach left for
his home to prepare to answer the
draft call. Frank has been doing
great work in scouting this season
and was one of the main cogs in the
machinery that has been set in mo
tion to defeat Notre Dame. He is
the only man in the Cornhusker
camp who knows how the Catholics
work their plays and the only one
who could give the Freshmen the
proper coaching in working the same
Frank's work during the first two
days of the week was much In evi
dence at last night's practice when
the Freshman walked through the
varsity using Notre Dame plays for
a sixty-yard gain, without a halt.
The machinery of the first-year men
then got tangled a little and they
were held for downs but they came
right back on the next few plays and
started right back on the next few
plays and kept gaining ground.
When the varsity took the ball and
started back up the field they were
met with stiff opposition and had
hard time covering the same ground
the first-year men went over.
The first-year men would be able
to give the varsity genuine competi
tion if they had more experience.
In weight the yearlings have it on
the varsity quite a bit. In the Fresh
man line are Ross, 266 pounds; Ly
man, 204 pounds; White, 194 pounds;
Munn, 170 and a guard and center
that will weigh between 160 and 170.
In the backfield the scrubs have Dale,
weighing 205 pounds, and three other
men weighing in the neighborhood
of 160 pounds. TherMg men on the
line and in the backfield are excep
tionally active for men of their
South Omaha Orders Seats
The athletic department are hav
ing a hard time providing enough
seats for the- Saturday's game. One
order was received today for 150 box
seats to be held for the exclusive use
of a South Omaha contingent. The
stock yards will be in Lincoln for the
whole day, bringing a band and a
crowd of rooters. They will visit
the State Farm in the morning and
root for Nebraska in the afternoon.
New Hospital for College of
Medicine at Omaha To. Be
Formally Opened Today
Chancellor Avery will deliver an
address at the dedication of the new
hospital of the college of medicine
at Omaha which will be held otday.
The medical college has been grow
ing very rapidly during the recent
years and is now one of the depart
ments of which the University Justly
feels proud. The appropriation for
this and other new buildings was
made by the state legislature at the
recommendation of the board of
regents. The hospital will furnish
treatment for all cases recommended
to it by the county board.
Other speakers at the dedication
will be a member of the board of
regents, Fred Hoffmeistey represent-
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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 Cornhusker soldier whose
address is known. You 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.