The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, April 01, 1893, Page 9, Image 9
THE HESPERIAN 9 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: CLASS WORK. i. Free gymnastics. 2. Clubs. 3. Bells. 4. Wands. 5. Bars, horse, etc. CONTESTS, 1. 2. 3. 7- 8. 9. 10. 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. 4-5-G. 7- 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. Bells. Ladder, rings, etc. Wands. Clubs. 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. EXCHANGE. 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.