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The Daily Nebraskan.
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VOL. 2. NO. 6.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1902.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
GRIDIRON WAS TOO WET
Teams Were Put at Indoor Signal
Practice Railroads May
Make a Western
The rain and mud prevented prac
tice on the gridiron yesterday, but
the men appeared in the gymnasium
and received instruction in signal
work. Picked men for the first team
under Booth, and a scrub team in
the command of Drain met in the
dressing rooms and received signals
that will be used in the practice
But three more days of practice
remain until the first game of the sea
son, which will bo played with Doane
College on the campus Saturday. The
men are showing up well and there
will undoubtedly be plenty of good
material from which to pick the
It is expected that Orlie Thorpe,
former captain of a victorious varsity
squad and who played successfully on
the team for three years will return
to school and try for his old position
, of quarter. With Benedict also trying
for the position, there is every evi
dence that the position filled by
Drain last year, will be as successfully
filled during the season of '02.
Manager Bngle announces that as
yet there is nothing definite In regard
to an excursion to Colorado for the
game that will be played with the
State University at Boulder on the
4th of October. The railroads have
been notified that the majority of the
students In the university desire to
attend the game, and that any propo
sition they might see fit to make will
receive Instant. attention from the
It seems that It Is now up to the
' t; railroads and negotiations will proba
bly soon be made that will result In
the sending of a large delegation to
the first big game of the season. A
large number seem anxious to ,go
and If the right kind of rates are
made the crowd will almost equal that
sent to Minnesota last year. Only
about a week and a half remains, and
if anything Is to be done, It will be
Assistant Coach Palmer.
Lew R. Palmer, '99, Princeton, ar
rived last evening in the city to as
sist In coaching the university football
squad. Mr. Palmer was a class-mate
of Coach Booth. He played end on the
Princeton team during the time Booth
was playing center.
Coach Booth expects Mr. Palmer to
pay particular attention to coaching
the candidates for the position of
end, as ho 'Was1 regarded as one of
the strongest ends who ever played
on the Princeton team. With the pres
ent force of coaches the squad will be
more efficiently coached than ever be
fore. This is rendered necessary by
the fact that few of the men are ex
perienced football players.
Missouri Foot Ball.
"To bo bold and yet conservative,
present prospects prove this, the open
ing of the season of 1902, to bo the
supreme occasion for the most glori
ous football outlook In the athletic an
nals of old Missouri's gridiron tradi
tions. Aged men about Columbia, who
know, speak unflred by enthusiasm and '
confirm this fact without hesitation.
They have watched unbiased the squad
which year after year gathered early
on the quadrangle and lines up for
coach inspection. 'This year, It Is the
largest, most promising and best,' said
one and the rest can but echo.
"Forty men were out Friday and
many more are almost persuaded.
There Is no lack of material among
the Freshmen and as soon as the
strangeness of things wears off, they
will likely rush out en masse.
"Old varsity team men noticed
among the aspirants are: Hays and
Smith, of 00; Ellis, BIrney, Langdon,
Jesse, Anderson, Kirk, Frampton, Fra-
zier, Hoff, Hogan, Wolfe and Maupln,
all of last year."
The above appears In the last Issue
of the M. S. U. Independent, and
shows the general feeling along foot
ball lines in Missouri. Last year they
were doomed to hard luck and this
year they will try and make up for
past deficiencies. Nebraska will be
interested in the prayers of Its rivals
and glad to know there will be a team
at Kansas City this year which will
make things interesting.
Six old men from last year's squad
are assisting Coach Williams of the
Minnesota football team.,
At the Stanford university the uni
versity band plays during the football
practice. It Is claimed that the men
do not feel fatigued while listening to
The cane rush at the University of
Minnesota was something fierce. This
year some eight hundred freshmen and
sophomores participated, the upper
classmen acting as referees.
The -Minnesota dally publishes the
news that Nebraska's star players
Koehler and Plllsbury are playing
football this year In Chicago. It is
known that Koehler will play at Chi
cago, but Plllsbury Is In Oklahoma en
gaged in the lumber business.
Coach Stagg of Chicago has Invented
a new way of reducing the weight of
heavy men and making them more
active. He makes the heavy weights
get down with the hands upon the
ground and make a half circle as
quickly as possible. To rest them after
this exercise, he lines them up on their
hands and feet and makes them race
frog fashion for about fifteen yards.
ThVlatterwklndof training is very
strenuous and takes a good man to
hold up to it. It Is by this kind of
means that Coach Stagg will endeavor
to making a winning team this year.
Earl Stevenson, '99, Wesjeyan, who
was registered In the pre-medlcs course
at the university last year, has gone
to Washington, D. C, to attend school.
VALUE OF CONVOCATION
Chancellor Andrews Asks for
a More Regular Attend
anceCenter of Stu
Chancelor Andrews made some "few
prefatory remarks yesterday morning
as an introduction for the year In the
matter of convocation exorcises. He
first oxpressed his pleasure in seeing
so many of the studenta in attendance
and he urged them to keep it up. There
should bo a large attendance, he said,
because the chapel exercises are Im
portant In the college life. Therefore
everyone should see to It that they are
on hand every day. There is a duty
connected with each student In coming
to chapel each morning.
In speaking of the various parts of
the exercises the Chancellor first
touched on the subject of the prayer.
"The majority of people believe that
it Is a good thing to pray," said the
Chancellor, "and even If perchance any
should not believe so It would not do
them any harm to observe It. However,
if there Is no good in prayer there are
other features which are good."
"The reading of the Scriptures ought
not be neglected because it Is of the
greatest Importance that It should bo
heard every day. There Is a great
danger of dropping It out of higher
knowledge," Bald the Chancellor, "and
It should not bo so. It Is actually
Bhocklng to Bee the Ignorance shown
by many who ought to know, In the
matter of Scripture reading. Some
think that the Bible concerns only re
ligious life, but they are mistaken. In
ordinary life there has never been a
book which has exerted such a power
over tho mind. It Is the best literary
book in tho world."
"It Is helpful to have tho holy book
read and It Is necessary to estimate
ancient things." Chancellor AndrewB
expressed the wish that Bible reading
would hold a large part in the univer
sity. As to the singing, notice was
given that there would be good music
every day and the best that could bo
obtained. The Bongs will bo the best
and It would be really a cruelty to him
self for a student to do without song.
He insisted that there should be more
spirit in the singing and urged each
one to take part He took occasion
also to suggest that every student who
has an aptness, to connect themselves
with the, college chorus. It costs
nothing but time and It Is worth
all of that put Into it.
The Chancellor announced that every
worthy matter would be held before
tho student body at the convocation
hour. There will bo Interesting sub
jects of all kinds exploited. Any sub
ject or important matter can be pre
sented to the Btudents if it is ready
prepared and will not waste any of
the valuable time during the morning
half hour. Any piece of business will
be brought up if Important enough. In
addtlon to all this there will be regu
lar discussions of important themes
from day to day by those who know.
Lastly, the Chancellor insisted there
was some value in coming together as
a student body to keep in close con
tact with each other.
Oct. 4. State normal at Iowa City.
Oct 11. Drake at Iowa City.
Oct. 1. Simpson at Iowa City.
Oct 25. Minnesota at Iowa City .
Nov. 1. Ames at Iowa City.
Nov. 8. Michigan at Iowa City.
Nov. 15. Washington (St. Louis) at
Nov. 20. Missouri at Iowa City.
Nov. 27. Illinois at Champaign.
Sept. 2 Englewood High School at
Oct. 1. Open
Oct 4. Monmouth at Illinois field.
Oct 8. Haskell Indians at Illinois
Oct 11. Washington University at
Oct 18. Purdue at Illinois field.
Oct. 25. Chicago at Chicago.
Nov. 1. Indiana at Illinois field.
Nov. 15. Minnesota at Minnesota.
Nov. 15. Ohio State University at
Nov. 22. Northwestern at Chicago.
Thanksgiving Day. Iowa at Cham
paign. . ,tJ
Several new improvements can be
seen by the casual observer at tho
stato experiment station. The animal
pathology house has been extended so
that ItB capacity Is doubled. The cre
matory, which Is in this building, has
been reconstructed. The water and
steam supply In the dairy department
has been remodeled. A new coat of
paint has been given to the water
tower. Sheds for machines and cattle
have been built.
Glees Begin to Sing.
The Glee Club began work last night
and according to Indications has a
bright prospect before It. Between
thirty and forty men assembled in the
university hall. Unfortunately there
was no piano in the old chapel and
no means of gaining admission to any
of the other halls, so the practice went
on without an Instrument.
Professor Starr has written, a new
song especially adapted and designed
for the club, and this was gone ovor
thoroughly. The music is new and
catchy and the words from the old
Nassau song. The parts were all
ready last night Professor Starr
seemed to be very enthusiastic over the
first attempt, announcing unhesitating
ly that it was the best lot of singers
he had ever handled at tho first re
hearsal. Another meeting Is called for Mon
day night of next week when the
work will be taken up in dead earnest.
All those who connect themselves with
the club will be expected to deposit
a small amount to defray the expense
of purchasing new music.
Harry M. Benedict has accepted a
position in-. the department of biology
of the University of Cincinnati. His
place as head of the biological depart
ment In the Omaha high school will
be taken by Arthur Pcarae.
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