The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, April 01, 1893, Page 9, Image 9

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in order to send his boat to the front, even if it be
but a foot, and if a boat's length is gained by
either of tlje crews, it is considered a great vic
tory. During the race, the greatest excitement pre
vails on shore and on board the steamers, and it
is not until the second gun has been fired, signi
fying the conclusion of the race, and the victory
has been awarded to winners, that the excitement
dies out on one side and rises higher on the other.
Since we have near Lincoln a lake already
equipped with a fleet of forty sail and a steamer
as large as the "Great Eastern," also an admiralty
to superintend the fleet and to court-martial any
violation of the "Rule of the Road at Sea," why
cannot the students accept the proposition made
by the Burlington Beach Company, and place a
boat and crew of their own on the lake ?
There is no doubt that boating could be made
just as interesting in Nebraska as in Massachusetts
In order to make this scheme a success it will
be necessary that the best material in the Univer
sity be represented in that crew. Regardless of
fractions, each class ought to have at least one
representative, and a coxswain, or steersman,
ought to be chosen from among the highest boys
in the institution.
In this city, several other organizations of this
kind have been formed. They will be ready to
challenge us at any moment. Other colleges,
not only in Nebraska, but in other states, will be
ready to meet us. Then let us not be slow to get
a boat on the lake at the earliest opportunity.
James A. Lunn.
The department of gymnastics in charge of Instructor
Bowen and Instructress Miss Wilder, is rapidly coming
to the front. The work in the gymnasium has been
carefully watched and thoroughly done and the result
was seen last night in the exhibition given by the boys
under Mr. Bowen. Each performer showed careful
training and the special work was fine. The interest
taken in our gymnasium work by friends of the Uni
versity was manifested by the appreciative audience
that witnessed the exhibition last night. The program
was as follows:
i. Free gymnastics.
2. Clubs.
3. Bells.
4. Wands.
5. Bars, horse, etc.
Standing high jump.
Fence vault.
Standing kick.
Rope climbing.
Running high jump.
Ten yard dash.
High dive,
ump and kick.
Long dive.
Tug of war.
To-night the young women of the gymnasium will
give an exhibition which will show their excellent train
ing under Miss'Wilder. Their instructress has'itaken
every care with her gymnasts and will prove to the
large audience that will surely be present to-night that
gymnastics should be taught in every educational insti
tution to girls as well as boys. The program that has
been arranged is one that will show up the work of the
department in the best possible manner. The Univer
sity cadet band will assist materially in entertaining the
audience by rendering about three of the finest selec
tioms in its repertoire. Mr. CarlTucker will play the
piano for the exercises in both tho boy's and the girl's
program. The girl's program is as follows:
1. Marching.
2 Clubs.
Ladder, rings, etc.
Free gymnastics.
The exercises illustrate features of class work. Num
bers 1, 2 and 3 are given by first year classes. Number
f is given by second year's classes.
Just at present there is considerable excitement over
who shall be the next year's foot-ball manager. It re
minds us of the' time when we were a freshman. It
seems to the athletic editor that it would be far better
to exert this energy in arousing interest in the coming
field day. Unless a', manager is elected very soon
our field day will be a failure. The fnot-ball manager
ship will take care of itself when the time comes for
election. What we need now is more interest in field
day, and some one to arouse that interest. Wake up,
ye athletes, and get to work for field day.
Chicago University offers 11 course in jour
nalism under Prof. Wilkinson, 11 practical
newspaper man.
The athletic association at the University
of Iowa is in debt to the extent of one hun
dred fifty dol'ars.
Tho West Point cadets will encamp for
two or three weeks on the exposition grounds
at Chicago next summer.
Tho trustees of Upper Iowa University at
Fayette, have decided that Greek letter fra
ternities cannot continue their existence in
that institution.
The girl who talks to the professor after
recitations the most does not always have the
least numerical aggregate in the register's
grade book. Courier.
Tho annual at the U. of M. has been
abandoned owing to the fact that some fifty
cuts wore destroyed by fire in Boston where
they had been sent for printing.