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The Daily Nebraskan.
VOL. 2 NO. 58.
Debating Board Takes Action
Loikiug to Increasing In
terest in Logic Rate
Made for Season.
A plan that will undoubtedly put de
bate at the University of Nebraska on
a firm financial basis has been adopted
by the debating board, which met a few
evenings ago.
The plan is to get out a season
ticket for all the debates that are held
during the year, six in number. The
Senior-Junior, tho Sophomore-Freshman,
the inter-class championship, the
two evenings of the preliminary de
bates for the inter-state appointments
and the final Missouri-Nebraska debate
which will take place sometime during
May. This season's tickets will sell
for 35 cents. For those not holding
season tickets single admission to any
of the debates, excepting to the Missouri-Kansas
contest, will be 10 cents.
The admission fee to the Missouri
Nebraska debate will be 25 cents.
This action of tho board was taken
as a result of the growing Intorest In
debating shown by the movement to
ward inter-class contests. The Idea of
inter-class debates is a new one in the
university, but it certainly, if perma
nently established, will Increase inter
est in debating, and also will strength
en the teams that annually meet rep
resentatives of other institutions.
To aid in permanently establishing
inter-class debates as a custom, the
debating board has promised upon the
sale of 750 season tickets, to purchase
a trophy to be annually awarded to tho
team winning tho inter-class cham
pionship debate. If the finances war
rant the board will also provide each
member of the winning team with a
prize enslgnla.
Tho classes are heartily in favor of
the proposed plan. Tho Juniors met
yesterday, when W. F. Melor, secretary
Juniors Deliberate.
The Juniors held a lively meeting in
U. 210 ycnterday during convocation
and transacted some Important busi
ness. The attendance was good.
Chairman Newton of tho athletic
committoe made a report. Mr. Moore
of the committee on debate Informed
the class that the Junior-Senior de
bate has been postponed until after
the holidays. The exact date has not
been set as yet.
Mr. R. E. Noyes was elected basket
ball manager by acclamation.
Secretary Meier of the university de
bating board, then presented some im
portant business relative to the class
debate. His plan met with the hearty
approval of the class and It was unan
imously decided to adopt It and lend
united support towards making it a
The coming girls' tournament, which
takes place Friday night in the nr
mory, was discussed. The clasB cham
pionship Is at stake and the Juniors
became enthusiastic. Miss Scott, cap
tain of tho Junior team, was called for
and responded briefly, presenting the
situation to the class, in a way which
received loud applause. Mr. Newton
was called on, and urged the class to
turn out and support the team. Miss
Shlnbur, another member of the team,
then discussed the coming contest in
a few well chosen words. She as
sured the claBs that the team would
do its best to win and that support
from the side lineB would help greatly.
Her remarks were greeted with a storm
of applause.
Some one suggested that the class
colors, which were found to be cerise
and blue, be worn at the tournament,
and it was agreed that this would be
done. All were unanimously In favor
of a leader of the rooters' squad being
appointed, and that he be responsible
for the rooting on that night. Mr.
Newton was appointed to fill this place.
A clasB yell was then decided upon.
Teams Getting in Shape for fri-
day'sTournaments Sale of
Tickets Those Who
Will Play.
Settlement House.
The college settlement building is
completed, with the exception of fln-
of the board, presented the matter, and tehlng the rooms in the basement. To
a unanimous indorsement followed.
This morning the Seniors and Fresh-
finish these rooms, pay off floating
indebtedness and defray the necessary
men meet, and it will be presented to expenses of fuel, light etc., $500 will
them for their approval.
The secretary of the board Is In re-
be needed. The management hope to
raise part of this with tho play Thurs-
colpt of a letter from tho president of day nISnt
tho Epworth League assembly, propos-
The total attendance at the house
Since the invitation extended to the
Minnesota team was not accepted, it
is possible that the tournament Friday
night will be the only girls' event of
the season. Tickets are now on sale
at the university book stores. Many
orders for reserved seats have been
received already, from Omaha as well
as from tho city.
Most of the teams are now ready
for the contest. The Sophomore team,
present holders of the cup, Is captained
this year by Miss Pearl Archibald. Miss
Archibald has not yet fully decided
how she will arrange her "men," but
they will probably play as follows:
Forwards, Miss Minnie Jansa, MIbb Ed
na King; centers, Miss Pearl Archi
bald, MIbb Adele Koch; guards,, Miss
Alice Townc, MIbb Ruth Bryan; substi
tutes, MIbb lorraino Comstock, Miss
Frances Boll. MIbb Koch Is playing
her first season at basket ball. Though
easily eligible for a midget team, she
1b promising in speed and activity.
MIbb Jansa, MIsb Towne, and Miss
Archibald play together on tho varBity
team, ranking among tho strongest in
tho school. MIbb Bryan played on tho
second team last year, and is guara
on the Academy team. Miss King was
formerly captain of tho Lincoln high
school team. Miss Comstock, who
played on last year's championship
team but has not been practicing this
fall, 1b from tho Omaha high Bchool
team. So Is Miss Bell, who does well
in the position of guard. All in all,
the team is a very strong one, with
a good chance for retaining the pen-1
nant for the season of 1902-03.
lng that a state oratorical contest be ls 127 and ,s constantly Increasing.
arrauged to take place at tho assembly . Tho classes are open without any
in July at Lincoln parlt, between tho charge to thoBe who wish to take ad
University of Nebraska, Hastings, I vantage of the Instruction. The child
Bellevuo, Doane, Grand Island and ren6' sewing school Is very succesa
Wealoyan. This proposition tho board fulL 'Iho attendance ls good and the
did not entertain, Inasmuch as the ' children take a great Interest in tho
university found it advisable to with- work-
draw from the State Oratorical Asso-
latlon, composed of the above-named Dr Fng ha8 Qn ar0clp n Nq
institution because the association vember number Qf . .La Revolutlon
barred members of the law college. Franchise," a magazine published by
the society of the French revolution.
Juniors will have until the holidays This article is a treatment of the re
to get their pictures taken. All pho- suits of an investigation, whereby Dr.
tographs must be in the hands of the Fling thinkB he has" discovered the real
Sombrero editor by January 1. None ' author of the third volume of the bo
wlll boaccepted after that. ' called "Memoirs of Boilly."
Tho girls at the University o'f Indi
ana show their interest In oratory by
purchasing shares In the Oratorical so
Mr. Davis, who attended the univer
sity from '83 to '85, visited the insti
tution Saturday. He Is engaged in the
stock raising business in the north
western part ofthe state.
Prof. R. W. Emerson of the agricul
tural department, returnod from Min
neapolis Saturday. Mr. Emerson at
tended the 8tate Horticultural society's
convention, which met there last week.
Smith Talks at Chapel.
J. L. McBrlen, deputy state superin
tendent, who was to have spoken at
convocation yeBterday, was unable to
be present In his place Chancellor
AndrowB Introduced Mr. Smith, of the
psychological department, who spoke
on "Some Phases of the British Educa
tional Bill."
He said in part:
On this side of tho Atlantic wo are
apt to got an exaggerated Idea of tho
state of tho British mind in regard to
Lie pending bill. Tho matter has drift
ed into politics, and that Is why wo
hear so much about it. The bill is not
entirely revolutionary. I found during
my recent visit to England that, In
general, tho educated people favor It.
The EngliBh schools are grouped dif
ferently from our own. In tho elemen
tary system there aro tho infant schools
which tho children between threo and
six years old attend. These have al
most as long hours as those for older
children, and the pupil Is put through
the form of a regular course of study.
Kindergarten is almoBt neglected. Next
they have tho schools for boya and
girls (often separate) from six to four
teen years. Besides there 1b usually a
department for manual training. There
are alBO schools for defective children.
Many whom we merely clasB as dull
and allow to Btumble along with oth
ers mentally their superiors, are placed
here. ThlB grouping 1b more pro
nounced In closely settled communities.
With us, the secondary schools and
the university are open to all. In
England there are no such advantages
for the niaBBes.
Some elementary schools have added
a fow simple secondary subjects. But
these generally charge tuition, thus
shutting out a large number. There Is
also a class of higher elementary
schools recognized by the government,
beginning with about the fifth grado
and extending through four years.
Sometimes a Bchool of Bclonce Is found
which ls about like our grammar
They also have a system of scholar
ships. If, a boy is bright ho may by
an examination win ono of these, thus
getting the means of attending a high
er elementary school. Here, If he Is
a very good student, he may win an
other, giving him the means to attend
some endowed secondary school, there
perhaps winning another, taking him
through tho university. Few boys, of
tho masses, get a secondary education
except through these scholarships, and
for that matter, few get It at all.
Ralph Bennet, a former student and
graduate of the university, is taking
a doctor's degree at Heidelburg Uni
versity, Germany. Since 1900 Mr.
Bennet has been traveling through
northern Europe and Asia in the In
West of the department of the inte
rior. Upon receiving his degree he
expects to return to the United States
and resume his work in the agrlcul-
tural bureau at Washington.
Old Timers' Program.
One of tho most entertaining literary
programs of the semester was rendered
by the alumni members of the Palla
dlan literary society Friday night, De
cember 5.
Mrs. Qlen Talbot Babson, '88, one
time Palladlan president, presided and
Messrs. Q. F. Fisher, '94 and O. B.
Polk, '88, acted as secretary and critic.
The debate between Professors Cald
well and FoBsler was particularly wit
ty. Miss Bullock and Messrs. 8tuff and
' Oonoludod on Pago 2.
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