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rang as sharp and clear as bugle notes, and
were obeyed with the precision with which
they were given. When the long blue col
umn came marching back to the grand stand
the cheers were so long and loud that a few
drops of rain fell. There is no doubt that if
Company B had repeated the drill Nebraska
would have been blessed with a rain which
would have meant universal salvation.
Next came the individual drill between .
the four best drilled men of each company.
The boys hold their places nobly, but the
sixteen wore soon diminished to six, and the
six to three. Those three stood it out to
gether for a long time, but at last there were
only two, Sergeant Weeks of Company A
and Sergeant Pullis of Company B. Both
men did some fine work, and Sergeant Pull
is missed being first by almost an accident.
The gold modal wont to Sergeant Weeks,
the silver medal to Sergeant Pullis.
After the markings had been figured up
by the inspectors Lieutenant Wright, adju
tant Second Infantry; Lieutenant Ponn,
commandant at Omaha High School and
Lieutenant Hardin, instructor at Donne,
Mrs. E. E. Giffon, Mrs. Jnmos A. Cnnfiold,
Mrs. E. H. Bnrbour nnd Mrs nnd Governor
Crounso descended into the plnin. The
batnllion lined up in dross parade nnd Adju
tnnt General Wostorman announced the
The drill of compnnios resulted in n vic
tory for Company B, with n mnrk of 90.2.
D Oompnny securod sacond plnco, obtaining
a mark of 80.3. The winning company
will bo in possession of tho Omaha cup and
the University colors. Tho individual artill
ery first prize, consisting of a gold medal,
was won by Corporal Bonjamin, Company
D, and Sergeant Weeks of Company A, won
second prize. Tho artillery detachment drill
was won by Company B.
Tho officers of tho winning company are
John W. Dixon, captain; W. A. Richmond,
first lieutenant; Howard Rickotts, second
lieutenant; Charles Elliott, first sergeant,
and Joe Boardsloy, second sergeant.
WOMEN AND POLITICAL ECONOMY.
In a former communication to the College
presB, reasons were given why women should
study goliticnl economy ; or, to put the mat
ter more explicitly, it was attempted to bo
shown that there, is an absence of reason why
women should not study political economy.
It has come to stay; it needs no defense;
and the burden of proof lies on those who
claim that any normal motive excludes any
portion of the student-world from its benefits.
It may interest tho women of the Univer
sity of Nebraska to learn to what extent tho
prejudices of sex-differentiation have disap
peared in tho case of their sisters in other
universities. For tho purpose of gratifying
tho desire for this much needed information,
the following data are given, personally fur
nished by tho professors of tho respective in
stitutions, to whom acknowledgements for
their kindness is hereby proffered.
Although not expressly bo stated, oxcopt
in the case of Bryn Mawr, it may be safely
assumed that all tho work mentioned is elec
tive. At Wollosloy, out of a total of 700 stud
ents, some 30 are studying economics. No
course is offered in sociology.
At Bryn Mawr, out of 250 students, 70
are studying political and economic science.
Of 40 graduate students, 10 are included in
tho above 70.
At Loland Stanford, Jr., are 075 students.
Of those, 297 nro women. Of 50 studonts
taking economics as a major study, 4 aro
women. "Tho total registration of nil class
es in this dopartmont is 255, of whom 38 aro
At University of Chicago, out of n totnl
(ostimntod) of 900 studonts, 241 nro women.
Of tho lnttor, during tho past winter quurtor,
9 wore studying political economy; 13, po
liticnl science; nnd 1 wns studying socinl
science. Doducting nnmos inserted twico,
wo hnvo 17 studying politicnl and economic
science. Those probably all aro graduate
women, who number altogether 72.
At Ynssar, economics nro only opop, to
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