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THE HESPEKIA Jv.
Fifcr, Allen and Reese represented ihe University of Ne
braska orators at the meetiug of the State Oratorical associa
tion at Crete last Friday,
The crowd that visited the Weslcyan, January 18, evi.
denlly, made quite an impression especially that big
"duphor" with the small girl.
Before Prof. Caldwell sits on the Seniors too harshly for
jumping class the other day, he should remember that pres
ent politics is future American history.
We noticed G. B. Frankforter, '85, in the "bald-head
row" at the Palladian contfcst. He would ' look quite like
himself again, were it not for "that beard."
When Prof. Brace said, "Any question that would throw
any light upon the subject would be in order," the Junior
physics class wondered if he was attempting a pun.
Miss Dryden is visiting friends and relatives at the Uni
versity of Nebraska; renewed old acquaintances at the so
cieties Friday evening; and saw the new society make its
Miss Robertson of Ashland, sister of W. W,, visited
the University the latter part of last week, the guest of Miss
Tom Allen our Tom has won fame in spite of himself.
The Frcshics have been using his "current comments" for
Guy P., and Miss May Thurber, have been detained from
school on account of sickness. Guy is back again, and his
sister will be able to resume her studies in a few days.
The president of the U. B, D. C, decided that Baughman
had the floor. The grounds for his decision were "that
some one had removed the chair at the proper time.
Oh, Lits, wake up and organize
And flaunt your banner to the skies
Surpass the talcs the classic tells
And squelch those scientific yells.
Fletcher and Tinker made a call last Sunday evening, and
it is reported that they made their departure by way of the
back door, over the fence and up the alley, on account of a
certain kid brother.
There was a meeting of The Hesperian association Jan
uary 10. There was another meeting of the same aggrega
tion January 17. The present able board of editors is the
combined effect of the two meetings.
A. A. Reed and S. S. Atkinson, both formerly 90's,
looked down on the Pal orators Saturday night. Mr. Reed
now "teaches the young idea" at Odell, Ncbr., and Mr.
Atkinson is a contractor of Denver, Col.
The co-eds who have to pais through the cast door of the
main building have our sympathy. We have seen able
bodied men walk around to the front entrance to avoid open
ing that door. What is the matter of the spring?
There seems to be a sort of a game of " freeze out" in
progress in Junior themes, which may be illustrated by this
list of subjects: "Shakespeare," "Evolution," "Disraeli,"
"The Atom," "The Renaissance," "Bacteria."
Dr. Fontaine, wet and shivering, made rather a hasty re
treat a few days since from the Antelope, whither he had be
taken himself for the purpose of mastering the skatorial art.
He will not strive for a degree in that line this season.
It is with pride that we append the following clippings:
Hesperian Student, April 15, '84. "Warner fed hogs at
Roca during vacation." HEsr-ERiAN, January 15, '89.
"Wednesday evening the newly elected lecturer on Political
Science, Dr. A. G. Warner, read an able paper before the
State Historical Society, on "The Study of Political Science
in American State Universities."
The Kappa Alpha Thctas entertained a few of their
friends at the home of Miss Loomis Monday evening, Janu
ary at. "Taffy pullin' " was the order of the evening. A
very pleasant lime is reported by those who were present.
Where is our foot ball committee this fine weather?
Now with drill but once a week, an opportunity for starting
an eleven or two teams is being lost. Now is the time for
the three H's to get in their work on foot ball to advantage.
"The cadet band claims the smallest drum major in the
country. Roscoe Pound is the young gentleman who has
been elevated to that position, and although he can scarcely
see over the bass drum, l.c is better versed in military tactics
than the best six-footer in the ranks." The Hesperian Stu
dent, April 15, '84.
The mechanic in the department of Physics is busily at
work on the coils for the 2,000 pound electro magnet. When
it is set up and fully charged, the "electricians" say it will
be of sufficient power to support Prof. Hunt by the nails in
the heels of his shoes.
It has been determined by experiment that if there is a
slightly blue tinge in the atmosphere above and back of the
large desk in the centre of the Chancellor's office, Judge
Dales is present in greater or less quantity, dependent some
what upon the amount of noise about the mail boxes.
The Freshman class were very handsomely entertained
at the home of Miss Stella Kirker Thursday evening, Janu
ary 24. The entertaining committee were very prettily at
tired in Japanese costumes, and refreshments were served in
tme Mikado style. For originality and pretty co-eds, '92
leads the van.
Our University of late has acquired a habit of taking steps
in the right direction. The latest step is a class in free
hand drawing in the second preparatory year. It is to be
noticed that quite a number of college class men are taking
advantage of the opportunity, and a.e numbered with the
senior preps once more. It is to be hoped that this is but
the opening wedge to free instruction in art.
Prof. Little has secured an instrument that is of great
practical value in his department. It is a testing machine,
and the engineers are engaged afternoons in testing the
pressure necessary to break and crush various qualities of
cements. The longitudinal strain necessary to break metaj
rods, wooden beams, and such tests also come within the
scope of the instrument. The instrument will make a valua
ble addition to the work of the department.
A number of jubilant Sophomores and Presides became
hilarious in the second floor hallway and were promptly
routed by the librarian. Gathering again on the stairway,
they executed various mid-air contortions, but just in the
midst of a fine rendering of a Zulu war dance, they were in
terrupted by, "Boys, hadn't one of you better move your
chairman to adjourn that meeting?" They adjourned.
Quite a number of scientific Juniors are taking English
Literature under Prof. Sherman, while several students who
have hitherto clung closely to literary studies, are taking
electives in the sciences, and it is very gratifying to note the
effect. All who are doing this are much pleased with their
work. We should not judge or condemn the work of any
course until we have tried it. In this connection it will be
very interesting to glance over the register of our alumni,
and note the B. A.'s who arc scientists, mathematicians and
engineers; the B. Sc. lawyers, linguists and engineers; anp
the B. C. E-. bankers and teachers.
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