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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 28, 1899)
Vol. 8-29, No. 11.
LINCOLN, NOVEMBER 28. 1890.
NEW 'ORATORICAL LEAGUE.
one develops more of the elocutionary,
the ministerial style; the other the
convincing, matter-of-fact, argumenta
tive style. The one is more thcor.ctl-
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, to Throw Off .Their Former r . c YC mny oven my moro ,pci
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field! ; 'the other -more practical. The
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SCIENTISTS WILL MEET.
Instructive Addresses to he Given on
Various Subjects A Very Inter
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toricnl association a committee if11 P'. word, we. want the polished debater,
pointed for the purpose of .correspond- not tlie poHshei elocutionist. And for
ing wuii uivu .iBsuiuiiiuiis ui mi- uur this end wo want a league ot institu
vcrsltics of Minnesota. South Dakota, tions that wm develop not "college ora
Iowa, Kansas and Missouri for the pur-j tor" aml We believe that a league
pose jf organizing an oratorical league i Hmitotl to state universities only will
or association which should be limited , better work for these objects,
entirely to state universities. The com- j Therefore, with these thoughts in
mittee sent the following letter to the mimli the oratorical association of the
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have led our association to take the ! 2. That the league be known as the
initiative step: , interstate University Oratorlral league.
To the Oratorical Associationjof the' 3 That the object of this league be
t 'nlversity of -: vTlje locaj tje .promotion of genuine, practical
oratorical association the University orat.dry.'in-public speaking,
of Nebraska has appointed the under"-j 4 That the league should in no way
signed as a committee to correspond discriminate in favor or against any
with your association and other like c0ege 0rfcdepartment of any of the six
associations with a .view Jooking fon- cosmopolitan universities; that the
wartl toahl the organizaton?oianMn-j ieaKUe be as broad as are the institu-
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ipreuue university uruiuni-iii iras"".
Before presenting a plan for your con
sideration our association wishes to set ,
forth some of the causes which have1
led it to take this sten in oratory. The !
tions composing it and that any regu
larly matriculated student of any insti
tution in the league be given the prlv
'lege of entering a contest.
5. That, for the consideration and
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a mem.-.M1 may chance to be the like ex-! of the above named universities, who
per.ence, in substance, of your own uni-1 shall meet other delegates at the Uni
versity, versitv of South Dakota at Vermillion,
The University of Nebraska has been
for several "yen
years a member of the Ne-
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hraska state oratorical association, and ' t!on 1)e 80 perfected as to enable the
as sucn iiiumuer n uus, mcvu iMwa- proitosel league to hold a contest in
eu in the interstaecontesta'fgr peyr j MAyjnexQjpring. "'
years. Our experiences in the present I tf, opethat your association will
leagues have been of yearly annoyance, j cons;der this matter of importance and
The state association Is composed of ! apt promptiy, because the time is short
our own university ami several smauei
tollpges with a total number of stu
dents equal to less than one-half of the
enrollment of this institution. These
smaller golleges invariably combjnc.to
defeat tficV larger " competitor vlnvall
business transactions of the associa
tion. Although we have won the state
contests for three successive yearn
past, yet twice out of the three times a
combined attempt has been made by
the other colleges to bar out our repre
sentative because he was a member of
one denartment or college of our uni
versity, the like of which department
If anv results can be hoped for this
As soon as action can be taken by
your association, please report such
action afc once. Very respectfully;
R. C. ItOPER.
GEO. R WILBUR,
SENIOR CLASS MEETING.
The senior class met Friday In the
chapel with about seventy members
present. President Thome called the
verslty, the like or wnicn ciepanmem ( -agg tQ order an(, took up tnc business
d!d not exist In the smaller colleges. , at ojjce The cominUt on phot0graphs
list year the climax was reached when lcd tne rates they had bften able
the constitution of the state association , jut no acUon wag laken
as so amended as to nar out enuroy , . nllction of class Insignia
was nrought up various Ideas wti3 ad
vanced. R. C. Roper wanted something
original. He favored the whole class
wearing pins and caps. The class
finally decided upon the former.
The nominating committee's report
was then read, Paul Weeks, who was
nominated for the position of editor-
in-chief, withdrew bis name. The witn
The Nebraska academy of science Is
preparing an attractive program for
the coming annual meeting at the uni
versity December 1 and 2. The presi
dential address by Professor G. D.
Swezey will be the opening exercise
Friday afternoon on "The Present
Status of Meteoric Astronomy."
The following papers are also an
nounced for Friday afternoon: "Report
on the Initial Work of the State Geo
logical Survey," E. H. Barbour; "Some
Phases of the Dakota Cretaceous in Ne
braska" Charles Newton lould; "Geol
ogy of Saunders, Lancaster and Gage
Counties," Cassius A. Fisher; "On the
Origin of Gneiss," Superintendent C.
H. Gordon; "Prelim'nary Survey of the
Mammals of Nebraska," R. H. Wolcott;
"Notes on a Bibliography of the Zool
ogy of Nebraska," H. B. Ward; "A
Genus of European Files Hitherto Not
Reported in North America." W. D.
Hunter; "The Tiger Beetles of Ne
braska," L. Bruner; "Davenport's Sta
tistical Methods," Ellery Davis; "A Re
arrangement of the Phycomycetous
Fungi," Charles E. Bessey; "Some
Movements of Plants," William Cleburne.
On Friday evening in the university
chapel Dr. August Rimback, who has
opent several years in Ecuador, will tell
of. his experiences as a naturalist in
that Interesting and little known coun
try. On Saturday morning the program
will be continued with the following
p'apers: "A Simple Substitute for the
BIrge Net," Charles Fordyce; "Methods
of Plankton Measurement and Their
Comparative Value," H. B. Ward; "A
Plea for the Co-operative Study of the
Fresh Water Fauna of Nebraska." H.
B. Ward; "A Few Suggestions Concern
ing Collecting Nets," R H. Wolcott;
"Pressure and Freezing Tests of the
Building Stone of Southeastern Ne
braska," W. H. H. Moore; "A Brief Re
port on the Growth of Children In
Omaha," W.lliam W. Hastings; "A
New Nematode Disease of Strawberries
In America," Ernst A. Bessey; "Cold
Waves," G. A. Loveland; "Scarcity or
Aquatic Life in Nebraska the Past
Summer." R. H. Wolcott.
The election of officers and other
business will follow.
This association has been formed and
officers have been elected, through cor
respondence, so that at that time the
members may proceed at once to the
consideration of the program. The ob
ject will be to gather as rapidly as pos
sible data that in the eventual pub
lished form will constitute a complete
account of the birds of Nebraska. The
state officers are: President, L. Bruner;
vice president, I. S. Trostler, Omaha;
recording secretary, Dr. Wolcott; cor
responding secretary, W. D. Hunter,
and an executive committee consisting
of J. R. Bonwell of Nebraska City, Rev.
J. At. uates of Long Pine and Professor
Charles Fordyce of University Place.
certain departments of our university.
T$ie interslate league is based on pracl
tlcally the same kind of composition as
our. stale league, and, therefore, our ex
periences in the former have been sim
ilar to those in the latter.
Now, the University of Nebraska
wants to be in a league of like institu
tions. It wants to compete with insti- drawa, was accfepted. G. W. Kline was
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iuiiohs naviiJK unu !' men unanimously uiutiuu iu im- iui
vcloping like qualities In students. Wc tlon. The nominations of the commit'
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smaller denominational colleges no noi a dissenting vote. The class moved io
possess like Interests nor develop like g,ve tnem absolute control 01 the Ine
qualities In their students, and we be- ness management. In the place of a
imttkl. no pha.e ol tftf.1 life I. ;..f S125S-"SfS!S
this more evident than In that of pub-
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lie speaking. The state university de- M;sg 1aura stratton, H. J. Theobald
velops-pne kind of oratory, the denom- and C. W. Jones were appointed by the
Ifcafional college quite another. The chair as the advisory board.
THE LINCOLN BIRD CLUB.
About a year ago fifteen persons who
arc Interested In ornithology met at
the house of Dr. Wolcott and formed an
organization to further their mutual
interests. Members of the faculty, stu
dents, representatives from the other
educational institutions from Lincoln,
as well as several from the city, were
Included. The following officers were
elected: President, L. Brunor; vice
nrcsIdenL Dr. Wolcott; custodian, W.
D. Hunter. Since that time regular
meetings have twice a month been
held. Each program consists of a more
or 1jss formal paper, with exhibition of
specimens, by one of the members and
the discussion that It leads Into. Last
year a committee was appointed to de
vise plans for a state organization of
bird men. The plans have been carried
to such a "point that notices have been
sent out for a meeting of a state organ
ization at Lincoln on December 1C.
TRY TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT.
The university debating association
held a very exciting meeting Saturday.
The attempt of a majority to convict
the president of certain impeachment
charges, however, failed. The associa
tion was called to order at 10 o'clock
by President Craft. On motion that an
amendment proposed relating to the
choice of judges for the preliminaries
be considered by the assembly the pres
ident ruled that the notice of amend
ment had not been posted as required
by the constitution. An appeal from
the chairs decision carried by more
than a two-thirds vote, but he still
maintained that he was justified in, re
fusing to put the amendment. Impeach
ment proceedings were at , once, com
menced against the president, the .as
sociation resolving Itself into a, court
and jury to hear the trial. N. C. Ab
bott was chosen judge and Harris .and
Mc'er attorneys to represent the asso
ciation. The defendant's interests .were
looked after by R..S. Baker and FJ-.G.
Little progress had been made with
the proceedings when the court ..ad
journed for the noon hour. The trial
was resumed at 1:45 o'clock. Four
hours were spent In sharp discussion
with no advance. Another adjourn
ment carried at C o'clock, and the. as
sociation met again In the chapel .at S
The debaters had tired of useless
delay and the instructions to attorneys
and judge were soon arranged In open
ing the attorney for the association
said that the proceedings were brought
against President Craft because, under
his administration, it had been impps
sible to get a vote on the question of
the selection of judges for the" prelim
inaries. The defense maintained that
according to the constitution and by
laws of the association and the rules
of order which supplemented these
that the president had been Justified in
assuming and maintaining his posi
tion. One hour was spent in the ex
amination of witnesses beff re the ques
tion went to the association, then act
ing as jury. The final vote stood 41 to
37 in favor of impeachment. As a two
thirds vote was necessary to convict,
President Craft will retain his office.
SOUTH DAKOTA WINS.
Nebraska met defeat at the hands of
South Dakota Friday by a score of G
to 5. The game was somewhat uninter
esting in spite of the score, which indi
cates entirely the opposite. Ringer
missed his first goal of the season after
Nebraska's one touchdown, thus losing
the chance for a tie' game. At the call
of time Nebraska had the ball wltlfln
one foot of the goal line. Nebraska's
line did not show the same forni as'jn
the Kansas game.
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