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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (June 8, 1893)
The senior donned his senior wit
Upon commencement morning,
He stood in front of the mirror bright
His manly form adorning.
The sunlight struggled through the blinds
And shed its radiance o'er him,
His heart was light, his face was light,
Hut the world was all before him.
The senior sat in his easy chair
When the midnight bells were ringing;
The thoughts that crowded through his brains
To his eyes the tears were bringing.
He sank his head upon his hand,
And deeply did deplore him,
For the bill for his commencement suit
Lay on the desk before him.
The Cadet Band and Glee club concert
Friday evening was, to use a mild expres
sion, a howling success. A tremenduous
audience was present; standing room even
in the corridors, outside the chapel doors,
being in great demand. It is estimated that
300 people were turned away for lack of
room. An effort had been made to get the
band members to charge an admission fee,
but they strenuously objected preferring to
give a "complimentary" concert to their
ninuurous friends and admirers in the city
and in the university. The program as ren
dered was very long, perhaps too long, but
it was of such a nature as not to weary the
crowd. The band played with a great deal
of expression and added to its popularity
among the music lovers of Lincoln.
The Glee club made its first appearance,
ami made a very favorable impression upon
the audience. It has been clearly demon
strated that the university need not take a
back seat for any institution when it comes
to meritorious musical efforts and ability.
Tin band furnished six selections, the Glee
club four. Besides these there were several
special selections. Messrs. DeWolf and
M er played a very pleasing coronet duet.
Messrs. Ely and Oberlies an alto and bari
tone duet. Jas. A. Lunn played "Whip
pour Will Polka," arranged for piccalo, very
strikingly. The clarinet duet by Messrs.
Brook and Brown was novel, and had en
cores been given at all, they would have
been called to play another. The tuba solo
by Clark Oberlies was well rendered and de
lighted the audience. Prof. Easterday de
serves the thanks of the university faculty
and student body for his efforts in the con
cert. On Thursday evening, June i, the Senior
promenade was held in the senate chamber.
About seventy-five couple participated. Great
credit is due the committee for their skillful man
agement. To say that it was the social event of
the season is to put it mildly.
The Commencement Concert.
The music department held their graduating
exercises in the Lansing theatre this year. The
event took place Thursday evening, June 5, and
proved to be a memorable occasion. The program
was well rendered and the work of the graduates,
Mrs. Bell and Misses Gray and Camp, was es
pecially fine. The University chorus showed to
good advantage the excellent drill which they
have had under Prof. Menzendorf. No better
testimony of the appreciation in which the ser
vices of Prof, and Mrs. Menzendorf are held
could be given than by stating that the immense
auditorium of the Lansing was filled by an atten
tive and very appreciative audience.
Instead of holding the regular June program,
the literary societies this year decided that a joint
program should be held on which members from
the four different organizations should appear.
The exhibition was accordingly held in the chapel
Friday, June 2, and proved to be quite a rarity
in a literary line. The attendance was quite fair.
It may be predicted that this will be the first and
last joint society program.
The most successful student event of commence
ment work was the J unior-Senior banquet. Space
forbids extended mention much as we would like
to give it. The banquet was held at the Lindell
hotel and was attended by nearly 130 members of
the two classes.
The Senior picnic held at Milford last Satur
day was a great success. Although it rained, the
student friends of the class of '93 ere kept from
feeling the dampness by the warm glow which
emenated from the hearts of their hosts. Long
live the Seniors.
The Union girls are certainly enterprising.
Last Wednesday they rendered the operetta
"Genevieve," in the chapel to a large audience.
Specbl mention is due to the solo.sts, Misses
Frieland Dempster, who were ably seconded by
a chorus of the Union girls.
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