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HUSKERS HALT HOOSIERS 7 TO 0
Official Student Newspaper of the University of Nebraska
VOL. XXXVII. No. 0.32
THE DAILY NKItKASKAN. SUMIAY. OCTOHEK '31, 19.17
203"' 'fit I
Tlie Gift of Gal
Sundays are the moat trying of
all days for entertainment in this
ministerial association-run town.
Countless avenues of ready made
fun are piously closed on the
Sabbath, and customary movie or
steak dinner eventually, hru
repetition, pall on one. So volun
tarily, or unwillingly, one some
times is forced to turn to talk.
There's frequently talk trou
ble between casual acquaint
ances or just-mets. After intro
ductions come those frantic
pauses in which both stranded
souls search frantically for com
mon conversational ground.
Blind dates and first dates are
sources of torture to countless
sensitive souls because the in
itial ice breaking takes such
skill and courage. Whole outings
may be numbed by ice breakers
that didn't come off.
Stephen Leacock is sure that
this all important beginning is
the hardest problem. In a Reader's
Pigesl: article, condensed from the
Canadian'3 book, "Hohenzollcrns
Jn America," Mr. Ieacock de
scribes the art of opening a con
versation. China, Sing Sing, the Pen.
"In China, conversation be
tween strangers after introduction
is always opened by the question,
"And how old are you?" Compare
with the Chinese method the grim,
but very significant, formula that
is employed in the exercise yards
of our penitentiaries. 'What have
you brought?" asks the San
Quinten or Sing Sing convict of
the new arrival, meaning, 'And
how long is your sentence?'
But in our polite society we
have as yet found no better
method than beginning with a
sort of medical diagnosis 'How
do you do?' This admits of no
answer. Convention forbids us
to reply in detail that we are
feeling if anything slightly
lower than last week, but that
tho our temperature has risen
from 91.50 to 91.75, our respir
ation is still normal."
Finding the Chinese conversa
tional starter a bit prying, the
Sing Sing technique somewhat
abrupt, and our own salutation a
frequent misfire, whnt openers
might be brought forth to fill the
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Great Cathedral Choir Iends
Beauty of Impressive Musie
To Ak-Sar-llen Coronation Hall
BY GEORGE KIMBALL.
A significant contribution to
what was described by observers
as the most beautiful and impres
sive coronation ball in the history
of Ak-Sar-Ben was made by the
Lincoln Cathedral choir Friday
The beauty of decoration, color
and design which pervaded the
entire ceremony was comple
mented with a beauty in music
provided by the choir, singing
without accompaniment. It wan an
unusual moment when, lights low
ered, the orchestra, organ, and
choir, each in turn, took up "Pax
Del" and ended in- the climactic
combination of all three. The effect
was accentuated by the gradual
brightening of the lights which,
step by step, revealed the beauty
of elaborate decorations.
Thua before a packed assemb
Enter in Rhodes
Men in Overalls Name
Miss Bennett Maid
Of Honor Friday.
Pauline Walters, senior in home
economics in the agriculture col
lose, reigned as queen over the
annual Farmers' Formal Friday
night, after being presented to the
men in overalls and the girls in
gingham at 10:15. She was selected
out of five candidates by popular
vote of the men attending the
formal which is the highlight of the
Ag college fall party season.
Miss Walters, who celebrated her
21st birthday anniversary Thurs
day, is from Hiawatha, Kas. She.
has taken an active interest in stu
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SCHMIDT GIVES PROGRAM
OF CHOPIN WEDNESDAY
Pianist Presents Recital
At Sixth Convocation
Of Music School.
When Herbert Schmidt, pianist
of the School of Music, seats him
self at the piano Wednesday aft
ernoon, the sixth convocation of
the school will be in session. Mr.
Schmidt will feature on his pro
gram the works of Frederic
Chopin exclusively. The program
will begin, as usual, at four in the
The Chopin program is:
Right Preludes from Op. 28.
i Mazurka, A minor, Op. 17,
Mazurka, A flat, Op. 50, No.
Impromtu, F sharp, Op. 36.
Fantasie, F minor, Op. 40.
C. major, Op. 10, No. 1.
K major, Op. 10, No. 3.
C sharp minor, Op. 10, No. 4.
C major, Op. 10, No. 7.
C minor, Op. 10, No. 12.
lage in Omaha's spacious Ak-Sar-Ben
Coliseum, the University of
Nebraska was represented in the
artistic dignity of a beautiful
choir. It Is on such occasions as
this one that the university's
friends who are not officially con
nected with it are able to make
their contribution toward its ad
vancement. Upon its entrance, the choir lent
an air of profound solemnity to
the splendor and pageantry of the
evening. Singing their procession
al, the singers appeared in roles
of white and grey satin, issuing
from behind cither side of a huge
gilt door and passing before the
throng in two symetrically wind
ing lines which ended in a blue
shell overlooking the entire scene.
Other selections of the choir
were Sir. .Arthur Sullivan's "O
Gladsome Light" and "On Hinuv
lay," by Granville Bantock.
REIGNS AS QUEEN
OF FORMAL AT AG
State Committee to Select
The University Rhodes scholar
ship committee announced Satur
day that James E. Murray, Lead,
South Dak.; Howard S. Kalten
hom, Waco; Robert Martz and
John M. Roberts, Jr., both of Lin
coln; and Harry D. Flory of
Pawnee City will represent the
university at the state meeting
of the Rhodes committee which
will be held Dec. 16 and 18. At
this time candidates from all of
the institutions of higher learning
in the state will be interviewed
and two individuals chosen to
represent Nebraska at the district
meeting Dec. 20, from which four
Rhodes scholars will be named,
who will study for two years at
the University of Oxford in Eng
land. The United States is divided into
eight districts with six states each
for I he purpose of awarding 32
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RUNG ENDS NOV. 4
Originality Main Requisite
For Prizes; $25 Cost
Limit on Displays.
The entry of Sigma Alpha Phi
in the Homecoming Day decoration
contest increased the number of
entries received to 18. The dead
line for filing entries has been set
as Nov. 4.
Other entries filed to date in
clude Carrie Belle Raymond, Delta
Delta Delta, Alpha Phi, in Beta
Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, Alpha Omi
cron Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Gam
ma, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Gam
ma Phi Beta, Sigma Kappa, Phi
Mu, Phi Sigma Kappa, Zeta B.-:a
Tail, Xi Psi Phi. Chi Phi and Delta
Prizes will be awarded on the
basis of originality and effect,
with the winning sorority and fra
ternity receiving a silver cup at
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ARCHERY CLUB TO GATHER
FOR PRACTICE TUESDAY
Barbara Marston Asks
Members to Report
Regular meetings of the archery
club will be resumed Tuesday at
5:15 when all former members of
the club will gather for practice
in the west gymnasium in the Ar
mory, Barbara Marston, club
president announced today. Girls
who wish to join the archery club
are asked to report to the west
gymnasium Thursday afternoon
at .V15 where they will practice
with the former members of the
Aspirants for club membership
will begin shooting an elimination
tournament at their second meet
ing. Those whose scores are in
the upper three quarters brack
ets will be admitted to member
ship in the club. Former members
of the club will continue to prac
tice until Thanksgiving vacation
when they also will shoot an
elimination tournament. During
the second semester the club will
shoot a tournament of both York
and Columbia round.
Knginwrs Taking Drill
To Mvvl al . Tuesday
All advanced engineering stu
dents in the military depart
ment are asked to attend an
important meeting in Nebraska
hall, room 202, at 5 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon. Purpose of
the meeting is to discuss and
lay plans for the establishment
of an honorary society for engi
neers taking advanced military
PLAYERS 10 OPEN
Comedy to Picture Russian
Life, Social Activity
In Youthful Light.
Russia laughs at itself and the
audience will laugh with it when
the University Players open their
new show, "Squaring the Circle,"
Nov. 8, at the Temple theater with
a cast of ten students of the dra
matics department donning the
comraderie the Union Soviet So
The four prominent characters
who provide roaring comedy in a
country where it is unethical to
love will be portrayed by Ruth
Van Slyke, Max Gould, Shirley
Potter, and Smith Davis. Other
roles will be taken by Robert
Johnston, Wal.lemar Mueller, Vir
ginia Nolte, Charles Weaver, Don
Griffin and Harriet Van Sickle.
"Squaring tho Circle," by Valen
tine Katayev, is the first comedy
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Kluh Skitinastcrs Meet
Toniplit at Beta House
All skitmasters of acts ap
pearing in this year's Kosmet
Klub fall revue are to meet this
evening at 7 o'clock at the Beta
There will be a general dis
cussion of plans for the show,
and every act will be expected
to report definitely on the prop
erties needed by it, the lighting
effects, and the music. Russ
Gibson, leader of the Beck.
Jungbluth orchestra which will
play for the revue, will be pres
ent at the meeting, and skit
masters will be able to discuss
their wishes in the way of
musical accompaniment with
Unless otherwise announced
in the next few days, dress re
hearsal of the entire revue will
be held on Wednesday evening
at 7 o'clock in the university
Tro!eelini Somehody's Goddam
Oil W ells,' Not National Defense
Ohjeel of ROTC Says S. I). Butler
By Fred Harms.
"National defense, hell! They're
not training you suckers for na
tional defense, they're drillin' you
to send you overseas to protect
somebody's goddam oil wells in
China. America has never fought
any defensive wars yet."
Smedley D. Butler, the hard bit
ten, oath spouting army war
horse, the man whom the army no
longer likes to claim, came to Lin
coln Fridav to thunder his "War is
a Racket" talk for the N. S. T. A.
convention in the coliseum, to
score cadet military training in a
"I am absolutely opposed to
compulsory military training of
any kind," said the general, "be
cause it is entirely un-American.
Our forefathers came to this coun
try to get away from 'just that
type of compulsion. Throughout
all our national history, freedom
DID TAKES PASS
TO RUN 65 YARDS
FOR LONE TALLY
36,500 Gridiron Fans See
Jonesmen Score in 17
Seconds of Tilt.
BY JOE 2ELLEY.
Seventeen seconds for a touch
down and victory!
More than 3(i,500 rabid grid fans
had hardly been sealed in Me
morial stadium Saturday after-
noon when Jack
D o d d, Husker
back, on the ini
tial play of the
game, look a
on his 35 yard
stripe and trot
ted 65 yards for
that toppled In
Few and far
the sports seers
who had pre-
- From Lincoln
dieted a Nebraska win yesterday.
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Science Addresses Feature
On First Out-State
Chancellor E. A. Burnett, ac
companied by seven other faculty
members, will attend the first uni
versity out state program this
year at McCook next Tuesday and
Wednesday. Prof. R. P. Crawford,
assistant to the chancellor, will
direct the meetings.
Featured on the opening pro
gram Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock
will be an illustrated address on
"Fossil Hunting in Western Ne
braska," by C. B. Schultz, senior
field man for the museum. Schultz
plans to include in his lecture that
McCook is practically the center
of the state's fossil beds and that
the first fossil hunters visited that
part of the state In the early '70's.
Edison to Speak.
Another highlight of the eve
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has been the thing most demanded
by American citizens."
Oury Condemns Butler.
Col. W. H. Oury called Butler
"a damned fool who always has
been standing up and shooting off
his mouth about matters he
doesn't know anything about."
When Oury's opinion hail lvn
conveyed to the general by the in
terviewer, Butler's reply was al
most an unbroken stream of blue
smoke and vituperation.
In substance he said: "Suie they
don't like me, and there's a plenty
good reason why. Heaven for
most army officers couldn't be a
bit better than a nice soft assign
ment to a cadet military training
unit. Do away with compulsory
'training and you've got no stu
dents taking drill. Do away with
the students and you don't need
any officers. They can't tench
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