dire charge has often been brought against the
University, and the facts seem to bear it out.
Up to Valentine's day, before the
real crush of dances called forth by the warm
weather and moonlight nights, one hundred and
thirty-five dances had been given, an average of
six a week. The fourteen fraternity and sorority
formals which come in the second semester, to say
nothing of innumerable informal house dances,
increase this average.
Of these dances, seventy-nine
were of the informal fraternity house variety,
where usually there are no programs, and a pitcher
of water is substituted for the bowl of punch.
Fifty-one were held in halls, but were informal,
while five were formal affairs, with dress suits
and all the "fixin's."
By careful calculation it has
been figured out that students at Nebraska during
the past school year have danced 216,000 miles,
seventy-two times across the United States, or
eight and two-thirds times around the world.
The cost of the dances totaled,
approximately, twenty-two thousand dollars, which
does not include cabs, flowers, or clothes of those
attending the dances. The average cost per man was
a dollar and sixty cents, so that if a student goes
to forty dances a year he spends sixty-four dollars
for tickets (or taxes) alone.
The following is the standing of
Nebraska organizations as determined by the number
of dances given up to February 14th: