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the "school of the section." The introduction of
the cavalry arm of the service is a new and popu
lar feature of this year's work, and will greatly
increase the general efficiency of the batallion.
The drill was conducted in the strictest military
manner, and the formations were executed with
the utmost dispatch. Each officer and "non-com."
knew his duty and performed it well. So excel
lent was the organization that the presence of the
commandant was scarcely noticeable, though
every movement was under his strictest observa
tion and the result of his care and direction. The
campus presented a striking military appearance
as squads of boys in blue marched in common,
quick, and double time, executed turns and align
ments, practiced arm exercises, leg exercises,
trunk exercises, and were drilled in all the details
of the "school of the soldier." To be sure, many
of the recruits felt awkward, and looked worse
than they felt, much to the amusement of the
jolly "co-eds" who fringed the drill ground and
laughed on the slightest provocation, but the
finished specimens who were conducting the drill
afforded encouragement that grace and ease of
military hearing could soon be acquired, and the
"awkward squad" of this year will have revenge
by drilling their victims in the most conspicuous
portion of the parade when they, in turn, become
As the cadets complete their course and are
commissioned, they should improve every oppor
tunity for giving the state the benefit of their
training. This can be done directly in many
cases h ( onnecting themselves with the nearest
company of the Nebraska National Guard.
They will find the companies composed of young
men det-j ly interested in military affairs, who will
appreciate their assistance. Training and ability
are recoruzed, and if the cadets enter the service
"i the proper spirit their promotion will be rapid
A, A.. Reed, '88 A. A. G.
C. L. Tallmadge took a flying trip to Hastings
Since Mryan's election, Chapman's voice has
winded like a planing mill.
Chaiu ellor Canfield spoke in Seward last Fri
B. O Mosher has charge of the dynamo which
provides light for University Hall and the cam-
Barnes, the bicycle man.
Miss Merrill's mother visited her last week.
Miss Nina Weller spent Sunday in Syracuse
visiting her parents.
Miss Hell and Miss Ingalls of Doane visited
Miss Weller last Saturday.
'92 Mr. Brugger is posting in department of
II. A. Scntcr visited Sam Avery in Beatrice
Miss Katherine Weston is now in school again,
after a short absence caused by illness.
J. B. McDonald will accompany Senator Boyd
to Washington as his private secretary.
Miss Grace Bridge, who has been absent from
school because of the illness of her mother, has
A. E. Yont is suffering from a badly sprained
shoulder, the result of his "nervy" playing in the
game of November 12th.
'92 Miss Minnie UePue, assistant of the David
City Schools, was in the city November, 12th,
visiting her friend Miss Louise Pound.
She : " Why, Charlie, what a pile of letters !
Billets-doux, I suppose?"
He: "Not at my time of life. Bills overdue."
Lulu M. Green left for Fayette, Mo., last week
where she goes as Y. W. C. A. delegate from Ne
braska. Miss Vesta Gray has charge of the li
brary in her absence.
The junior girls gave a very pleasant party on
Halloween at the home of Miss Faulkner. Ap
propriate games were indulged in and the even
ing spent in a most enjoyable manner.
Prof. Bruner has recently mounted and pre
sented to the University a very fine set of plumed
California q mils. Probably a more perfect set is
not to be found in any collection.
Messers. Robertson, Powers, W. H. Larson,
F. T. Larson, Wynegar, Stroman and Lord went
to Ulysses Thursday Nov. 10, to attend the fun
eral of Mr. J. M. Palmer, Jr.
Prof. Bates' "Notice to Walkers." has graced
the bulletin board for some months. We are
pleased to inform the Prof, that some twenty Co
eds have resolved to accept his kind invation.
Miss Conklin of the Modern Language depart
ment, read an interesting paper on the Louvre
and the Luxembourg art collections, at the Hay
don Art Club last Monday evening.
The heads of all departments are urged to "put
'em through." As a result, a number of students
have received ' invitations from the Exeeuuve
office, presumably to Thanksgiving dinner ; it is
noticed that they are redoubling their energies in
the literary line.
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