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You IV. No. II.
UNIVKKSITY OF NKHKASKA, LINCOLN, .JANUARY IT, lsuu.
riiiDi:, o Cknts
HEW EXAMINATION SYSTEM
WILL GO INTO EFFECT SOON
Whrtt tho ProroisorR Think About It
Homo Intorvlows With Thorn Not
A now system of examination Is to Ik
Hi . 1 at th end or this semester. In
- , ud r u regular throhour test.
:i. iv to ho held continuously at tho
i -mil.il- rooltatloii hours during the Ins:
week in January. There seems to be
much difference -f opinion regarding
ho-advantages of tho new methods.
l . .w are some of the opinions of the
pi .- lessors:
1'iofossor OaUwoll docs not like the
n w system of Mimliiation: ho say
: hat a I a giv.it Injustice to tho stu
l. .-us. as It uiK-. a loiuft niiocii min
ii,. - f..r them to concentrate tholv mind
,. i tlu- subject at hand, then .this leaves
...i; half an hour to ilo tho work; this
i . , .-..vurjly urges thorn to hurry, ami in
; h ..r ik i oua haste forge Ikilf which
, . uM otherwise wr.te. Then at
(i, eiose of the hour they leave the uu
s,,,i.:,uiry history examination to
m.i to another preimring hour or
. t-.iu-imbilcs; af.tr info ptvbably conies
. vh and mi on until tho student Is un-
0o JUHlkv- to ItUllSelf.
1 1 i !,- .Uso .-a.vs- .i.i t t.io professor
. k ih- question ho would pre-
. i ,i iiu iinio aoea nui allow anything
' i. -!i.i . j.trugrMpiis that Io not trea
i. .-uij.-i-. in a satisfactory manner.
i vtiainl condemns, uns system
i i a -i-os that It will soon be given up.
.teaser Wolff, when ast.ed his
, i i.ii about examinations, said that
: nought when the students were
, .tiil hones I ami the Instructor un-
, . ,juduvd examinations were a. good
i us. Ho did not know Unit the pres-
.1-. sysw-m of conducting examinations
in I. iv uiii orally could be remedied.
l'lolcssur Hodgmaa, when Inter-
K-wed regarding tho present system tit
: Iding examinations, Mikl as follows
' I do not appiove oi this system
. i. i ;? wry ttiiUar to the one that
v is introduced iu years ago. 1 do uo
iuv that It give; long enough tim
: a satisfactory examination. One
:. .u. u.u fur '.aree day Instead of a
.iii.- ijuuiia:.i. of mice hours docs
:. . s.it ttio t.uliiil a lair chance, lit
an nour he is lairij ui;tvsu-d and then
has. to K-j to anouier ciaas, ouly to leave
:na hi facullie are couixntrated on
-...- subjeot, and n ha lx.-5.uii to niaxe
. ijivs with the work sot before hiui.
J hi j. unjust io Uie student. 1 am
.u)ihaticaily in luvorof the old system
. a slnglr three-hour exan.itMUkw."
me proieesor.said: "In my opinion
.11- present method of examination oan
tie beuerod. It is not a fair tost of &
- jJvui's ability 10 rfok out ten little
,Uiliy questions and paaa or flunk him
'i tiioni. The studem may have a. good
n.Hlttdg of ihi subject and not b--
- U- u answer a few catcfiiy questioRS.
1: ifc not a good ray of totAing his
Jii dnswerinK our question I wilt
liiai 1 do not so much on 'these
ixl ruminadlone. I want a student
iiun.- to do his work etery day, and
- .' aell. If he does it aU there will
i ii'. iu-t-d at j examination at thv
nu oi a semester. A professor can tell
' a wM&eat'a daily standing Immv
in j.iU be knows about the subject.
1. Mill not be more than Ave years j
1 " ' e examinations will be done away j
v. ..1 in un.uiliy- Tue studenx
- muueut and iuan of tae irofessom
u aiunst them. Put my jiart 1 would
'' 1 j turn them stomed 00a- and let
Wi- iuofessors n Ity the studettt's daily
iv .1 k. '
J loiTessor Fusslir of tne Uertnan de
ui unent Mers for hi work the new
iiu-i bod of examination, la work whioh
i ei or vatrylu ew circumtanoas and
'"tuibiuaiktna oonwtantiy oocurrlng, as
in iihe study of Qecman literature, one
1 xamirmitton oannot give a satiafaolory
t- It is not broad anough to Htiow tiie
wudawt's gwKval lsnowladge of liie sub
Jt. while by the nmv motliofl short
tts on dilf arent parts of hs work give j
At tlie meeting of the ParBhlng rtflae
la: nig-ut h members were muoh ur
vrikfd & roeeh-e the resignation of
(,ilfl. Y. P. UeardBlt-y. M-ho leaa-ea for
liiclnnatl Tuesday. The company
Parsed j-asolut4iis tlmnking Oairtain
1 i-ardsley for his elllelent BenloeB ren
J' r d John Dixon w oOtic-tod to fill
l'rof. Tnylor liDOturos.
rmf. V. G. h. Tiiyhn- iwvo n very In
toroHtliiR nnrnitlvo or tho locont Iiiithm
apolls nicotliitr of tho American 000
nonilo tiSHOolittlon lipfutv tho l'olltlenl
UiMimmy club Tiiotlny tlht. I'mf.
Tnylor rotul paper before alio iissoolli
tlnn mul l'rofpssor Fling mul 0110 bo
foi the social solcnoe iigsoaliitlan of
the centrnl Hinted, which lo mot tit
IndliUHipolls. Among tho menibcry of
the eoonouilo nasoclntloii mo tunny well
knnwn iiiimce. Pr. Clladdon, Cnrivll
Wrlirht, ex-dnincollor Cautleltl. Kil
wanl V, Uoinls. Gnnton nnd Hourly all
the professional economists of the
country. Tlie iwune of J. Uiurence
Ijnughlln of Chtwigo tinlvorsMy la not
on the llt boeauye, H Is snlil, ltloiiard
I- Kly ia u moiubor. Uiughlln has no
time for lily's teachings tuul ho thinks
the association litis loworo.I Itself by ad
milling lCly to memlM-rhlp.
Professor Taylor gave In brief tho
substance of Uie pan-rs and dl.-H-un-
slona of tho meeting nnd one whole day
was given to the aubjeot, "Kelatlon In
Chnnges In Vnluni of Currency to
Prosperity." Irving Fisher of Vale
made the point tlmt In sphe of appre
ciating standard Jimticc was main
tained between debtor and creditor by
the conseiiuent full of Interest. Ilo was
supported by Kausslg of llarvanl. who
held lha: the United States was not
suffering ou account of the rise of gold.
Wages had riacu and prices had fall.n.
tMioral Walker A J Warnor and . ti
ers supiHirlovi -Uie binioialtisi aide ol
Uie controvetgy. Kosa oi Slanfurd u.
erst:y jiointeu out the eitovta ot u.: up
preotatlng stamiaixl. it ihe une proi
its are made tae bus.aua man uiu.
make quicker turnove.s a.d neucv .aw
m.ui ot less ability is 10 toed to inc. wait
ami only the ablest man can succeed.
ini& nas a tanuency to 10a.tr monopoly.
It ivaa ala. iwmted out -that aKnougn
wages may iiuvu rison tliero are large
numbers of unemployed. i-aus.--ig ai
uiiueit that Oy international agrevinea.
gold and stiver ungnt tie Kept at par,
but such an agreement vould not tast
tieueral W alker made me poin that
the detonders oi Koiu stanuaraiad no
rignt to supitort the apprecMting stand
ard now because in uie alts wtien gold
pioduclioii was large ;hcy maiuiaiiu-d
mat the Ui previa i.ns curieucy a as "
In si. The dlscuMion. tuu I'rolessor
lajlor, was ery a arm anu there .as
au underioiio of suppri-sseJ exoniemenu
ITn-.teasor Ta lor poKo very highl 01
l'rolvsor Kling's jMper. l'ajten. werv
read before tne ociul science associa
tion by V"ayn. lc eih and oiner.
I'rofesgor ooOrun sioae ot tho inuc
placed emphwais m oltios, on meas-
Ulvd Ho IlleM, MUn.41 4a ill Jfdled
tMU asanahip and uound iK-opie to par
ties GYMNASIUM CU.XSS.
The following men have started in to
uain for athletics: H. Aden, C. K. Uar
ber. K. K. llenedict, 1 N. Urothens, O.
Chambers. I. U Fisher. I. H. Grove.
li. A. Henry, A. U Hoagland, H. S.
Hunt. I. W. JcM-ett, 1. U Kyle, I. li.
Martz. V. C. Melford, K. It. Morrison,
1 V. Itioli, J. W. l'oiers, L. Pinkham.
1. K. Reeder, E. B. Itoblaeon, P. U.
Kyona, J. S. Smoyer, H. S. Stein, A.
Wetzel. J. D. Wiison. There are doubt
less other whose names have not beta
Few of last year's ataletes have as
ec awHred. Now is the time to ie
tln. There are plenty of light men. but
few heavy men, and more are wanted.
The promise is good for an indoor con
test and some good prizes will be pro
vided. All who have spring athletics
at heart should join the class for a naif
hour's work five days a week.
H1C1ST SUGAK UKL-EGATkA
The chancellor has appointed the iol-
Rwing delegates to ivpieaetii the unl
vrsity at the bwt sugar asaociatioa
convention, to be held In Fremont, Feb
ruary -: liegent C. H. Morrill. Prof.
T. U Lyon. J. IS. Houtz, John H. Mo
Clay, C. A. Atkinson, X. S. lalnd, Al
Wnus Nance, V. C. Mills. Unooln; C- J.
Warner. Waverly; O. G. Smith, Kenr
iify The January 4sbub of the Cosmopoli
tan present as a frontispiece a water
color drawing by Brie Pope. Illustrat
ing tlie lut story by Robert Liouls
StevenMn. The oover has also boen
changed, prtewttliag a drawing In llth
ogiaxihlc colors. A change In the oover
will hereafter be made aoh month.
The Ewlng Clothing Co. are showing
the best values In J8 and 110 suits and
overcoats In Lincoln.
THE BOARD REORGANIZED
THE FACULTY TAKES A HAND
Somo Nw llogulntiomi to Ho Put Into
Uiluot Concornlng tho MnunRomom
of Our AthlotioK.
At a rcrMit mectlnjr the fneuhy jmw.d
tho following rulw for tlio regulation
ih uthlortoa nt the university:
Pluvt thoiv lio ntul U hen'by creaitod
11 unlvei-slty IkmiwI for the regulAtlun or
nthlatlo sports in tiio unlvorsMy of Ne
Thai this board slntll hni full cc.11
trol of all tputlons perta.iiing to
That this Inaml aliall consist of ton
inoiivlM-r. II vo -f whm ahall lie -the
IxKird f drH".ors of iiio studoiit ath-
l:lo aa. ohVt Ion. "Mid nmalnlng Ave
shall ho memaiera of the faculty, chosen
m followa: Three by tlte eeneraJ facul
ty, two by the board of director of tho
student athMli' iissookvrlou.
Tho iHvml of directors ahull eleot It
own oUkx-i-s? nnd sub-comuilttcoe and
aliall have jiower to aeiect tlie managers,
coachors and trnlners of all tennis.
Any student violating a rule or onler
or this board shall be subjected to dis
cipline by the general faculty.
The board shall liol4 a regular meei
ing on the third Wcflneedry of each
-n'.h a. I e'e' ck. Sj ccia) auctlng
may be called by the chairman at the re
g.uest of any two members.
A majority vote shall decide all ques
tions. Su inetnoers ot the board shall
constitute a iiuorum.
in aooordanoa tho present faculty aiui
sttiftoiK commkbeoe have goxten to
gether and favored tttfe gronter com
nuUee. They propose to bring nthlettoa
to She front. This organisation will u
cotno a part ot the A. u. Y. to. u. .N.a.
walch In ISngKsn meaas "athiQtle longue
of tho I'oung .Men's OlirteCKUi assoaia
tlon of North Aiueriea,'v4ilon -tokus In
all athletic orgaufzauons.. A.-traok toam
will be foituoQartmerifc ixseslble, for
gymnasium pmotlco m athletic ovetrts.
Cameron is colteutlng all tae record
which will be placed on nie. Tablets
for tae winners of the last two years
will be iilaced in the armory - In thai
way the board is getting to work at uii..
ai.U aks tne co-oenioii 01 cM) ..a
initiation ceremonies were held Sat
urday evening by th Delta Tau Delta
Iraternky at their chapter house, 1
North Twenty-tlfth street. Oils U.
Whipple, T. K. Uurrows and George H.
Thomas were the candidates.
All tho ceremonies passed oft" In the
most irfeacwnt manner and were fol
lowed by a tine spread served In the
dining room ot the oiab house.
Besides the active aiemoers, of which
there were thirteen, a number of resi
dent alumni were present. Among
them wore W. S. Summers, Ed Strode,
C. C. Marley, D. L. Love aid J. L.
Mr. Whipple has takon a degree In
law and is now & freshman In the
academic college. Mr. Thomas and Mr.
Uurrows n both Junions in the acad
The admisison of these men Increases
the active membership ot the chapter
to sixteen and the boys are congratulat
ing themselves upon being rid of the
ominous number, thirteea. Mr. Thomas
and Mr. Burrows will take a room at
the chapter house where two of the ac
tives are already staying. Mr. Whip
ple lives with his parents in the city.
The Phi Kappa Pais initiated three
mtn into the mysteries of the fraternity 1
Friday night. They wete liert Christie
of Omaha, Edgar Clark of Wahoo and ,
George Staedd of Ashland. They are all
freshmen la school, but have excellent
records in their high school and univer
sity work. Shedd was right half on the
'varsity football team, where he made
an enviable reputation. After the cere
monies the boys repeated to Don's res-1
taurant and partook of an excellent
Saurday night the fraternity cele
brated the initiation with an informal
Iiarty at their chapter house. Those
present were Mr. and Mrs. Waiter Mor
row; Misses Heppner, Polk, Jury, Ran
dal, May and Adaloid Whiting. Lan
sing, Gere, Turner. Weeks. Walton.
Cars adden. Richards, Ames. Ham
mond. Colson. Paries, Harwood, Schell.
and Uie members of the fraternity.
Reed. Korsmeyer. Rarger. Rowe. Wll-
Rn. Hlldreth. Steiner. Thompson. Sedg
wick. Elllntt. Powers, Mapes. Brown.
Kimball. Norton, George and Harry
Fhedd, Christie. Claik. Wiggenhorn
aiftmn Ohl'H JJanqttot.
Tho memlira of tho Hlgina Cht fra
ternity evldontly beliovo In keeping
tho nietitory of Iho organism tlon of their
chapter green. Tlny cplobrnto cich
annlvorsiu-y with the snmo rogulnrltv
with which Christmas appears. Hntur
tlny night thirty-four members of the
oulw assembled to assist tho mombors
of Alpha Kpailnu chtiiHer In pnylim
pmiHM- hutmr to its orgnnuuitlon thir-
toon yotirs ago. Members onme from
all over the state. Prom fnr Cliuilron
.1. W. Wright onino In Join In the fes
tivity. Kvcn Missouri was rcpic. u:rd.
J. W. Vernon di-onnlnc in from limum
City. Then there were members from
Oiimhn and Powr.nl. who Insisted on nn
Hwvrlng when their names were called.
J. V. Wolfe, tho most venerable Slg pn--
ent. shook his beard In the face of his
young brothers and told them how hls
coMcmpomrieo usl to do things up In
the '60s when he llrst became assoolntod
with the fraternity.
The boys have very neat rooms In th-
Halter block and tho hospitality dis
pensed by them Is of tho whole-souled
onler that Is does one good to accept.
Saturday night the members nnd guests
sat around and enjoyed themselves In
This Afternoon's Battle.
nrlous ways until 10 o'clock when a
line formed and the march for the or
dinary commenced. Each man walked
with his right hand on the shoulder of
the one ahead of him. This was done to
sh w that the boys were able to keep
in line. In the ordinary an excellent
lunch awaited the boys. Sam Low sat at
the head as loastmaster. Two colored
musicians, not yet branded by the order
-is members, dlsiiensed some excellent
John Dixon started the eating, but
Anally took time to look up and suggest
Uie giving of a Sigma Chi yell. It was:
'Who, who, who am I,
I'm a loyal Sigma Chi,
Hoopla, hoopla hoopla hi.
The yell was given with a will and
then the good things were quickly dis
At the close of the luncheon Toast
master Low. who shines In the capaoity,
a toast, that gentleman being the oldest
extended the visiting members a hearty
welcome to Uie chapter rooms. He
closed by calling uion V. E. Hardy for
est member of the Lincoln chapter pres
ent. Toasts were given In turn after
that by Messrs. J. V. Wolfe. A. W.
Scott. J. J. Angleton. Paul Clark, John
Mockeol Jr., J. W. Wright and C. It.
The guests and members of the local
chapter present were: Messrs. J. W.
Vernon, Kansas City; J. W. Wright.
Chadron; S. C. Langwortby, Seward;
W. 1L Wheeler and C. H. Young. Oma
ha; Sam low. D. W. Hawksworthy, J.
V. Wolfe sr.. J. W. Scott. Myron Wheel-
, J- J- Anglmon. Paul Clark. John
Mctkett jr.. W. K. Hardy. J. H. Mal-
!. ' Pers. W. IS. Brook. C.
c. l'ull. 11. A. Frank. C. O. Young, L.
it. Itukard. It. F. Andrews, R. C. Sax
ton, H. W. Doubrava. G. A. Cullen, C.
A. Burgert, A. A. IMechof. B. S. Lang-
worthy. V. P. Sheldon, 15. F. King. J.
Ifl. Fechet. W. If. Cosgrove.
Richard, C. F. Ansley.
The following Hno-up is what Ousper
Whitney would consider a representa
tive American twani:
Brooke Full back
Thome Half back
AN ELOCUTION RECITAL
MADE A VERY GOOD SHOWING
Mrs. Manning's Pupils Acquit Thorn
solvoa Woll- Muoh Credit la Duo
Hor for tho Work.
The llrst rocltnt of tho students ot
elocution In tho state university took
place In the university chapel hist night.
Tho audience was very large, both the
lower lloor and alio gallery being well
Tho program was opened by n piano
solo by ISdwurd U Mouck ot the uni
versity school of music.
A recitation entitled "The Henedle
tion" was then given by Miss Sadie
Smith. Miss Smith has n good voice
as well as a very affect I vo delivery.
Carlisle l- Tucker then gave n vocal
solo. - Ho has appeared before nudlencos
so frequently In Lincoln that it Is not
necessary to commend his singing. He
was heartily applauded, but refused to
respond to an encore.
Miss Josephine Lottrldgo followed Atr
Tucker in a monologue entitled "llehlnd
the Curtain," which was well received
by tho audience.
"Pauline Pavlovna" was Uien recited
by Miss Eva ltolfson. The young lady
has a good delivery, but hor voice is
hardly strong enough to be clearly
heard In a building as large as the
Mtes Silence Dales followed with a
violin solo; also responding to an en
core. "The Bicyclers," a very laughable
farce by John Kcndrick Bangs, closed
the program. Following was the cast
FARCE. "The BICYCLERS."
Robert Yardsley, an exiiert
R. II. Maniey
Jack Barlow, anothor G. E. linger
Thaddeus Perkins, n. beginnor
Edwin Bnadley, a scoffer
Mrs. Thaddeus Perkins, a resistant
Mrr. Edwhi Bradley, an enthusiast..
Jennie, a maid C. C. Perlnton
Following was the program.
Gavotte and Intermezzo In B Hat,
Handel, Edward G. Mauck.
Monologue, "Behind the Curtain, Miss
Vocal solo, Carlisle F. Tucker.
Recitation, "Pauline Pavloxna," Muw
Recitatiun, "The Beiu-dictlon," Miss
Violin 'solo. Miss SHence Dales.
THE L1DHAHY CIVSS.
Kolloa-iAg out tho plan of last year
the libra, y training class was organ-
lzed bwt week. Tho object of this class
is to train a few students so that they
may bo ablo to give intelligent assist
ance in cataloguing in tho library.
Scientific students, junions or sopho
mores are preferred, as most of the
work to be done by thorn is In the
departmental libraries. The intention
is to gi-ve a general view of the whole
field of work done in our library, there
being neither time nor occasion for de
tails. The present class contains about
fiKeen, which Is rather too large. About
six of last year's class have found em
ployment as assistants in tho library
from time to time.
At Ed. Young's, the best variety,
nnd news and cigars, 1204 0 street.
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