“Freshmen Beware. Beware!” shout the Sophomores of the University of Nevada, “you have desecrated the bones of the dead and you have surely brought upon yourselves which will never be wiped out as long as you are in college.” The poor shivering Freshmen believe them and as a result are now saying their prayers and performing all kinds of mystic stunts to get rid of the curse. They thought that they were humiliating the Sophs but in some way the Sophs have turned the tables on them by making them believe that they have brought the curse of the dead man down upon their heads.
When the sleepy Sophomores left Lincoln hall yesterday morning and wandered down toward Morrill hall they saw dangling from a rope at the top of the flag pole in front of that building the skeleton of a man. “Bones” was hanging by his neck and as he swayed in the breeze his bones rattled and he looked down with grewsome hollow eyes into the Sophomores huddled at the foot of the pole. On the breast of “Bones” was a placard and read “Sophs! Dead but not Buried.” This angered the Sophs and they were preparing to cut the flag pole down when Prof. Dick Brown, custodian of everything on the University campus, appeared on the scene.
The skeleton belonged to Prof. Frandsen, head of the biological department of the University of Nevada and was quite valuable. As a result Prof. Frandsen as well as the Sophs and Prof. Brown is angry and if it is ever proved that the Freshmen hung the skeleton to the flag pole there is liable to be dire happenings in the ranks of that class and many may not remain to graduate.