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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, SEPTEMBER 10, 1808,
Vol. VU. l)fc )
Phioe B Gents.
THE KAPPA CONVENTION
The Fair Greeks of Sigma Chapter Entertain Their
Sisters From Every Part of the United States.
THE EVENT OK THE SUMMER IN UNIVERSITY SOU1ETY
An Account of tho Various Doings of tho Kappas During Con
The nntloiml convention ot Knppa
Kappa Gamma held its- fourteenth bl
fiuiilul ho.wIuii wltJt Sigma chapter nt
Lincoln, Nul., August &KI0.
Tim vtkiivuntduii festivities began on
Friday afternoon, August 11), when (it
Uie Ironic of Miss Maliel ltlchard8,Mis.
II, II. Wilson, dctun ot women n-t. the
university, wius initiated Into Kappa
Knppa liimuiKi. After Uie ceremony
Uiu assembled Kappas wont to tho
Burlington staitiiun, where nt 5 :!,") Uie
Hrst convention guests, the members
of Uie grand council, received a royal
welcome. They worn tit once eseoiitcd
by Miss Iatiui lloutz, marshal of con
vention, to J OHO 0 street, where the
I'liapter liousu so kindly "loaned" by
I'hi Knppa Psi, had bouu made by
Miss Mabel Ludloy into a veritable
Knppa 'home. It proved n most fas
cinating place to Uie home Kappas,
who Improved the opportunity to be
come acquainted with the fraternity
On Monday amd Tuesday a. 'trains
were met and the reoievlmg committee
at the Lincoln hotel whore llhu dele
gates were to oty, was kept busy
welcoming Kuipns from, east ami
west. By six o'clock the fraternity
register was almost complete iukI ev
en the most (Mit.husin.sUc were suUs
iled. The following is Uie registered:
Grand President, BerUia P. Bioh
mond, I'M, Boston, Muss.
Grand Secretary, Carla Fern Sur
gent, Kpsilon, Evanston, 111.
Grand Treasurer, Amuibel Collins,
Beta Zetn, Iowa Falls, Io.
Grand Registrar, Mignou Talbot,
Beta Nil, Columbus, O.
Editor in Chief of Uie "Key," Mary
Josephine Hull, Psi, Itlraea, N. Y.
Phi Boston University, Elizabeth
Pauline l'abnor, Boston, Mass.
Beta Epsilbn, Barnard College.
Edith P. Strieker, New York, N. Y.
Psi, Cornell University, Helen Whip
ple, Ithaca, N. Y.; Maude S. Bixton.
Beta Beta, St. Lawrence university,
Catherine Slullman, Canton, N. Y.;
Lucia E. lleaton, llolen -M. Probst,
Alice Grace, Margaret 1L Austin; Alice
Walker, Mrs. Emily S. Hepburn.
Beta Tau, Syracuse university, Mar
ian E. WrfigJit, Spracusc, N. Y.; Susie
De Con Drown; Fminces Emers n
Beta Alpha university of Pennsyl
vania, Sam.li Pleis Miller, Philadel
Beta Iota, SwarUnnore college, Ma
bid Clara Gillespie, Swuintlkmbre, Pa.,
Virginia Gillespie, Katharine Pfeiffer,
Laura Cecelia Miller.
Gamma Itho, Allegheny colh-ge, Ger
trude Hastings, Mcadville, Pa.
Lumlxln, Htichtcl college, Celia B.
Malli.Mon, Akron, O.
Beta Gamma, Wooster university,
Myrtle Eraser, Wooster, 0.
Beta Nu, Ohio .stale university, Dor
o.Uiy Caiiflold, Columbus, O.
Beta Delta, university of .Michigan,
Isabel A. Ballon, Ann Arbor, Mlieh.;
Xi, Adraiu college, Addie W. Ohaso,
Kappa, Hillsdale college, Sarah M.
Putnnin, Hillsdale, Mioh.; Shirley
Delta, Indiana universltyi, Gentrude
MuuhUll. Blooutlngton, Ind.
Iota, De Paw university, Lena M.
Byrd, Greeiwaistel, Ind.,- Dessic . 0.
Mu, BuUer eollegc, Ethel jS. Cieland,
Eta, university of Wisconsin, Grace
it. Cliailoucr, Madison, Wis.; Ferue
Evan, Jenmy Ogilvie Eunice Susan,
Helen Warrlner, Carrie Dllatusii.
Upsllon, Nontliwestern university,
Myrtle M. Dickson, Bvaiiston, IB,,
Lousie M. Taylor, Iaura Case W'hit
lock. Epsilon, Illinois Weslcyon universi
ty, iVirglplia G. Sinclair, Bidomijigion,
III,, Margarcl C'-ok;, Clam Umlsu De
.MoliUs, Mrs. May AblotL
Ghl, university of Minnesota, LUa
, Muriililuiid, Minneapolis, Minn,
Belli Zil, town slu.to uulvcrxlty,
llolon. tMapp, Iowa City, la,, Konu lieu
d'oi'Min, 'IMicta, uivlviMVilty of Mi.sisouri, Ida
E. Howard, Columbia, Mo., I'Mva Ann
strong, Irene Blair, Jessie Bhilr, Ullza
Omega, Kansas .state university,
Kwingoliuo II. Brown, Lnwruticu, Kas.,
Don Itowui'soclc, Burtie Jtowerouk,
Jessie Giuldis, Mary K. Morris, 1'UlltJ.i
llcta lit a, Lulaud Stanford, Jr., uni
omlty, Mary E. Merrltt, Palo Alto,
Pi, university of California, Alice S.
Rising, Berkley, Cal., Bkinclw Ton-Ill.
Sigma, univeivslty of Nebraska Lin
cohv, Neb., inaivshal of convention,
Laura B. lloutz, asslskrait marshals,
Mary Cynthia. Whiting anU Mabel
Blohaixls; delega.te, Elou B. Uoro;
ciiapter members, Stella M. Elliott,
Emunu Outwilit, Nolle lloklbixwk, Ma
bel Llmlley, Aidvlloytl Whiting, Dora
M. Barley, Alice U. MaiUanU, rioronce
Macl.ean Winger, Margaret 1 Winger,
Clara lluimiuoml, Maude ltlssur, May
Oolson, Biisy Houck, Anna. Broody,
Cora C. Cropsey, Frances C. Gere, Jes
sie B. Jury, Ednn Fay Wctzol, Eua
KaUiarine Jtlekeuts, Charlotte E. Wne
doun, Ethel Collins, Nelly King Griggs,
Eliaa'bet'h SwieixistrHtuxly, HatUe A.
Maine, Elwuior Baymond, Stella u.
Irwin, Katlmrlne Seotliorn-Miller, Ed
Itih lAdglifon-llall, Mariel C. Gere,
MaiuUia Biuks-Harley, Euuna Pai-ks-Wilson,
Altihea Bobeats-llagguixl, SjvI
Ue E. Groh, Nellie Wiute-'Miirshnll.
Canton Alumnae chapter, Dr. Lucia
E. Ilea tou.
New York Alumnae chaptei, Mi.
Emily S. Hepburn.
On Tuesday evening oeeunxMl the
opening l-ceepUoii oi Uie eonven-UViu
at the Ironic of Misses Florence navd
Maggie Wiugtsr. Tne decoraUous were
iu Uie fraternity colors, dark and ligflit
blue, winall puii'iiuutu beiiig- very ef
fectively used. Only Kappas were
present and the familiar colons and
pins made very pleusamt Uie task of
"getting acquainted." On tliis occa
sion each guest was presented wiUi
the convention pin, a silve ileur-de-lis.
The fraternity ilowexs and emblem,
the gift of Dr. L. Auld, Columbus, 0.,
one of the fraternity jewelers.
On Wednesday evening an immense
streamer In the fiatermity colors iloat
eil from Uie Hag stair of umlversity
hull announcing the opening of Uie
convention. Tdio cliapel, iu tliieli all
businoNh sessions weiv held, was a
eons'tant scene of pleasure to Uie vis
iting KnpjKiM and the girls of Sigma,
for It had lieen most elaborately deco
rated by Mrs. C. 11. Geiv a.nd Mrs. It.
C. UkHhaatls. National colors wero ap
pl)rlately used wJMi Uie fi-siterinity
colors and jkiIius and cut llowei-M
bright "tied Uie imsLrum. The exam
ination of credentials and -the seating
of delegates occupied some time, but
sihoa'tly after 0 o'clock the nunnsbal
formally openwl the fkumtecinth na
tional coniwnltaoiu of Kappa. Kappa
The morning session won followed
by an afternoon of committee work,
byt by 0 o'clock all the convention, Uie
inolQior of Uie town Kappas ami a few
guests were enjoying n plen'ic tea on
the lKviiullful ki.wn at the itome oi
Mush Una lUekWtts. Tlie wening was
spent most pleasantly in music and
dancing and was all too hVri, for
fraternity makes tilic strangera of
yesterday Uie close friends of tcAHay.
Thumliay was nlwo devoted to busi
ness but In tlhe evening 4iho fnutcuvilty
world of tflie imiverfciity and muny
town people were invited, to meet tllio
visiting Kappas at Uie Jionie of Miss
Mabel Bloliards. 'Bhe flag decorations
lied, G. Moind;
Miss May Col-
nusieal as well
s la eustonuiry
In solo was the
and she was
n enn.iore. bhe
prevailed lioie, ponaJnite In Ulio blues
being Mtrung about ISw oourt. Palms
and American bcautjli were used in
prolusion. In thla liifoi o Ideal for a
muslcnle, the following program was
i-eiidured : ' t
(n) M-iinuurlng Z 'pliers, Jeusuii
Muiuaiiii; (b) 11 ixciitnn, Mae
Howell, .Miss Maude ' itlsaur.
The Bobln, WwirU Hw, Mrs, Mark
(.a) 'IMm KU-wt ikJln, Grieg; u;
Ntmtiirue, (May In Timeuiiyj iNclu;
(e ViiImj (Ml ToiihMDjICjmiiviii-s iMrn
Will Owen Junes.
Solo, Seloetcd, Mltv
Ilulliulc ot Poloiu
MIns Silence Dales.
Nyiuphw and She
Mrs. Mark Woods.
I'lauo solo, (a) Llol
Ui) Pan I'liNloriu, B
Kluile, G. Flal, Uhoi!
'Ulio eveiiimg wua n
as a social success.
ALIss Silenee Dales' vi
triumph of the even
forced to respond to
captured ihcr audiencminore than ever
by playing cxuiilsltelj the inuish loved
it was pleasant to all to aeeupt the
Invitation of Kappa Alpha Thela to
a reception at the ihoino of Miss Emily
Weeks 0.11 Friday attcrnooir. Palms
nml iiivlei-lty colouu nuide the hall
utirael'ive amdi iu Uie d lining ixhuu
black and yellow, the fraternity col
, The la.wn, with Its comfortable
chains and ciitJJiions and daiiuty ro
'fiH.'slinieut booiUi w1 Uie favorite
place, howevei-, on ihe waiin aftei
noon. 'Plie hospitality; of Kappa Aitia
Theta was thoroughly apxiroeiated by
the honie chapter, bit pei'hups even
more so by Uie visitors sinee many
of Uieui cuiuofroui i-isllegor anil uni
versities, where cordial good fellow
sliip among friteraiiUes is a etranger
and almost an 'unknown thing.
On Friday evening occurred. the
"prettiest party" Uie garden fete at
the home of Miss LotUe WhedOm. The
moonlight was ideal and the counlUess
Iunterns, the dainty gowns ami Uie
niiisie wero suggestive of fairy
itself. A platform on tlie east lawn,
was 'Uie delight of those who wished
to dance and a novel ice oreaui booth
at the opposite side was not unpatrou
ized. Saturday was a busy day with bus
iness sessions both morning anil nf ter
noon, but many of the girds accepted
Uie invitaUon of Miss Jane Maefar
lund and attended' the recepUon given
late in the afternoon in (honor of Miss
Dorothy Caniield of Columbus, O.
In the evening came the formal re
cepUon of convention at the home o
Miss Clara Hammandi. Again Uie per
feet nighlt and extensive decorations
wLUiiu and witthout Uie liouse com
bined to make Uie affair one of Uie
most pleasing of the week. Invitations
had been ent to fraternity people,
university faculty and towim friends,
and Uie Jiouse was Uiironged. Hagc
now's orCliestiu furnlsnekll music
throughout the evening and ices were
served in the dining room wluci was
(IctMnitcd wiUi .scariet and cream.
'Jhe biiisy week did not keep Uie
girls from carrying out the program
as arranged for Sunday and pntcUeal
ly the whV)Ie convent lOtii was present
at Holy Trinity will en on. Sunday
morning Hev. II. Percy Silver
preached a most excellent and appro
priate convention' sermon.
On Monday morning before the
business session at 10 o'clock the
members of the grand council and a
few others enjoyed a tally ho ride and
a delightful breakfast at the Liudell
as the guests of Psl Kappa Psi.
Tn the evening the Sigma Chi frater
nity entertained at a pavillion hop at
the beautiful home of (Mr. Paul Fitz
gerald. The colors of Uie university
and of Uie two fraterniUes wero ar
tistically used in the decorations of
the drawing rooms, while the dining
room, where ice cream and cake were
served, was in dark red. The Hage
now orchestra furnished a concert
program later in Uie evening anil la
ter played for Uie dancing. The party
Wis the most elaborate and success-
THE OUTLOOK FOR FOOTBALL
Coach Yost on the Grounds, Excellent Schedule of
PRACTICE TO REG IN IMMEDIATELY ON TI1E.0AMPUS
Botnothing About tho Ooacli, tho Players and tho ProspoctB of a
(Continued on Pago 4)
Tho scnfcoim have rolled around un
til Uiutliuu for foot ball Is .hero again.
Within tok next few days
hundreds of studuuts wll
aeiulelt cuke and pliiinU pudding oil
lUielr bhl of faro, till row ulguretio chuncm
away, snull' tliulr candles at 10 o'clock
umdt UiKu a in 1 lu run Imlim. hrcak
lawu 1'uuir bodies wil'l soon bo knot
us I and corded with strong, hard
uiuseceN and their toft skins lougheu-t-ii
ii eiury comb rub downs.
.uiiduiis lair will cost their sweetest
.sullies iikil Ulieiu, and tliey wih
mihiWr a.ne .fine or die.
As soon as registration week Is over
line iiu'je.ia.ty ot Nuuiviska will be
lined wiiln euUiulaoin, for Ulus sort
oil ii.tliltiKRvi. lilie winning eleven of
last year si-ciu to have instillcil in
'line siLiuleu'i body a loot ball spirit
wni'ieJn Ml not die from one season
io aiioiMiui. Already luvorile topics
ol couois.i...ou among the young men
are line pim-pccUvc ciuudidates lor Uie
team, mie .jvs of the new coach and
i lie settled u u- of games.
Stixug ii..llcatlons point, to a root
biill seisAi'ii in which Uie uutioaiul col
lege game will be supported more
tlnati Jieix.MV.iore by Uie student body
a.iwl in miui nothing will be left uu
done b tnooe wlio ioliow its course
to give Uie university of Nebraska a
team which will deserve tlie honors
of Uie west.
As litis teeu announced in Uiose col
umns before, a new coacn dias been
seemed to succeed Mi. Bobinson.
I'his geii'Uenian is Mr. Yost. He ar
rived lit the city from Uie cast Monday
and is at Uie Liudell. Mr. Yosl is a
foot ball man in every sense of the
woid. He does not hesitate to admit
tUiat !hc is u great enthusiast upon tlie
subject, lioviug the bport for itself
he llios dewled a large part of his
time for Uie last live years in
making himself a master of its prin
ciples in every detail. He conies tx
Nebraska forUlied with as complete
a knowledge of Uie game us any man
in. uhe country. Not only is ho a stu
dent of foot bull but a remarkable
player as well. He began his career
at the university of West Virginia in
1S91, wQiero he played on Uie Lafayette
champion team which defeated) Penn
sylvania and played Uie game -wiUi
the All Star team of Pittsburg whicli
was made up of Hefrellinger, "Biffy"
Lee, Trenohnrd, Williams, Prooko and
otlliwr men of national reputation.
Last year 'lie coached Ohio Weslcyan,
winning ilhe state pcmiaiit wiUi Ids
team and playing Michigan a tie game
0 to 0. Mr. Yost, alUiouglt originax-
! lug his own game for Uie most part,
follows tlhe Princeton style of inter
ference. Mr. Yost has paid special attention
to individual style of playing and
while 'he does not take any importance
away from team work, leaches the
new individual Htyles of ruinnlng,
bucking and lackling.
Mr. Yost is six feet in height and
weigflis 195 pounds. He lias a re
markable plhysiquc and comes here in
the pink of condition..
The Nebraska u 'has met Mr. Yolst
and foil ml h'ini to be u gentleman in
aQl resieets, clever, sociable and a
friend after a few minutes conversa
tion'. The Nebraska)! assures tlhe situ
den'ts that they will find Mr. Yost a
typical college man wlio has Uie iiiiter
est of Uie foot IkiM team at Oicart, and
determancd to land IQic peivnnnt of
'!)S witih our team.
TJie following- complhnenltary niotico
wvis giveit Mr. Yost in the foot ball
Souvenir of Oliio Wesloyan:
"Mr. Yost is one of the great foot
iviill men of Uie country. He (is
a thorough master of the gaane in ev
ery position on Uie team, IkhUi often
Give ankl defensive, is very tililorougli.
His- great en(Uiusiasnir liuspiresi all h'is
meiv; for die i ivot afraid of Mork,
but goes into the positions and! tfliows
h'Ks men :how to play Uliom. Coamh
Yocsit Is a genial Clii'lHtihui (penitloiuiitu,
it'ii'd It is a rcma.rkablu fat that not
a single oatlh ilms been hemrd on the
ba'l ground at Dehunaru diming the
pmul'ico o 'fthe en'llro season. Ho ia
WhioHly liupartlal and loved by all (his
men. 0. W. U. congratulates heraulf
upon 'having vsuoh a cotieh, itnU Is will
ing to piy a large sum for hits services
The Ohio State Journal Quis 'luio fol
lowing to say eoiioornlng tlie new
"F. 11. Yost, the famous tiekle of
tlhe university ot West Virginia ankl
Lafayette college, who eoiiehed Ohno
Wesleyau hist season and gave Dela
ware a foot ball teti'iu that will be re
membered wltli pride for yeans to
Come, is being l-ewurded for his. faith
ful and ell'lelemt work as a player and
eoadlK Sevewil pi-oaninent eastern
nieii weixs after Uie position of eouelli
for Oho university of Nebraska team,
but Uie plumb has been af anted to
Uliut luul wxM-lung and eornesit giant
of the gridiron, who is so well known
in this and adj aiming states. Mr.
Yost has been appointed eoacJhi fV"
Uhe Nebraska te;uu uv.l as the lui'iver
siity has over 1,61)0 students emolled
it gives him plenty of timber to bhoosc
a team from, and us 'Uie college game
has gained a lLrm foothold in 'Uie west
numerous candidates for Uie team
will surely be out- Mr. Yost is now
in Parkersburg, W. Va., but in Au
gust will go to Lincoln and proceed to
build up a team as soon as tlie stu
If Nebraslui does not have a win
ner Uiis year it will be front tflie lack
of talent, as Coaeh. Yost knows tiho
game from A to Z, is thoroughly in
love wiUt his work, dons his foot ball
togs and gets out with tlie caaUdidates,
giving realistic examples of plays. He
devotes no time to society when he
cum be o)f service to UiO eleven, and
during the foot ball season, can) be
found around Uie college grounds,
taking every opportunity to give Uio
players individual coaching. Tho
many friends and admirers of Uie
former Wesleyan coach wiU be
pleased to learn of his good fortune
iu securing such a desirable position
and there are none who doubt his
ability to make a signal success otf tlie
MBanuger Bischof urrived in tho
city Monday. He has been enguged
all summer in fixing a schedule AvQi'ioh
is as follows:
October 1 University of Nebraska
vs Hastings at Lincoln.
October 22 University of Nebraska
vs. William Jewell College at Kansas
October 2t University ot Nebraska
vs. Missouri State University at Col
October 29 University of Nebraska
vs, Griwnell College at Lincoln.
November C University of (Nebras
ka vs. Kan ban State University at
November 7 University of Nebras
ka vs. Kansas City Medics at Kansas
November 21 University of Nebras
ka m Towa State University nt Coun
cil Bluff's, la., or Lincoln.
There is a strong probability of a
game wiUi Minnesota State university
November 12, at Lincoln. If thlis
game is played it will be the greatest
ever played in tlie west,
Knox college is trying to make ar
rangements to play at Lincoln am Oc
The imiversl t y af Colorado lias asked
for a game at Denver between Novem
ber 12 and 24, which will bo soheduled
Manager Bisohof is arranging for a
trip to Uie Pacific coast durin(g the
Christmas vaeaUon, playing one game
wfli'ile going eaeli way and two wlille
Captain Mcdfard will lie in the city
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