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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 3, 1903)
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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 1903.
Time to WaKe Up on Subject of
University Prize Song.
MAY FIRST ENDS THE COMPETITION
Conditions o! the $100 Prize Oiler Made
Known in Detail lor First Time.
Early last May
the following an-
made in chape
faculty offer a prize of $100 to th
dent or graduate of the Univers
Nebraska who shall write an o
University of Nebraska song-wh
committee shall agree to be
sufficiently high literary merit to
Berve such a prize. Dean She"rman
and Professor Fossler will act on the
committee and they will select a third
member to act with them. More de
tailed conditions governing the award
will be announced In the Dally Ne
braskan. The offer holds good for one year
from date. That is, manuscripts to bo
considered with reference to it muBt
be handed to Dean Sherman on or be
fore May 10, 1903."
As the year advances and the time
for the close of the competition draws
nearer, those who remember the an
nouncement begin to Inquire Into tho
conditions that aro to govern the
award. It was in anBwer to questions
regarding the competition that the Ne
braskan has made an attempt to And
out exactly on what the competition
rests, and the conditions surrounding
It. Two'of the Judges, as the announce
ment stated, were appointed nearly a
year ago, Dr. Sherman and Professor
Fossler. These two have selected the
third who Is to co-operate with them
In making tho decision. They have
chosen Professor Richard Jones of
Vanderbllt College, Tennessee, a
brother of Guernsey Jones of the Eu
ropean hiBtory department and Will
Owen Jones of the State Journal.
The duties of tho judges Is merely
to consider the manuscripts and to
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Sniltted that they think merits It. They
'iaro not to decide on tho music, since
w?' 'no music Is to accompany the produc-
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Tho manuscripts, as was learned
from the Judges, must bo In typewrit
ing and must be handed In to Dean
Sherman by May 1st, Instead of May
10, as tho announcement stated. Tho
judges hero -will paasr upon air the
songs submitted and then they will
probably be sent to Tennessee for the
opinion of Professor Jones. The neces
sity of such a process Is probably what
induced tho judges to change the limit
to tho time when manuscript will be
received from M"ay 10 to May 1. The
prize will probably be awarded at com
mencement time, although this lins
pot yet been settled.
Some gentlemen connected wlthlhfcJJEver since tho offer was made, the
current question has been as to who
f promises such a sum for a song that
1 Shall represent the life and spirit of
JfcHhe University as older institutions
are represented in song. It has Just
lately leaked out that the offer was
made by tho chancellor and Dr. Bolton
of the department of philosophy. When
wo consider tho enthusiasm of these
two men for increasing all University
Interests, we cannot doubt that they
are responsible. It Is hoped that the
offer will bring out some good songs,
something that will endure time and
the change of years. The sum offered
is certainly a handsomo one and ought
to enlist in the contest tho best talent
that the University has ever turned
out, r it will be noticed that the an
nouncement specifies that Btudents and
graduates are admitted to Uncontest,
which Implies that others are excluded.
The songs are to bo composed
iylth a meter following some of tho
p" many standard or popular song melo-
:dle8 and will be judged on tho appro-
- priateness of the words to tho music,
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il" and expression. The conditions are
igVvery general, no specific rules-being
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contestants. Tho song, in order to bo
h appropriate to college life and college
conditions, must be simple rather than
classical and must have life and move-
t ment, yet must voice and embody ude-
rfquate sentiment common to the life of
the institution in all departments and
l& classes. Contestants are, therefore, left
sAffo'-lhelr own judgment as to what
Kjihage of college' life to represent and
:themanner in which it is to be pre-
An '02 Man Honored.
Nebraska has reason to again pride
herself on tho eastern record of her
alumni. D. E. Thomas, '02, now a
junior In the divjnlty school of Yale,
was Saturday awarded tho prize of a
Fogg scholarship, given for highest
proficiency In tho divinity school work.
Mr. Thomas will be remembered as a
good student here, an earnest Y. M.
C. A. worker, and a member of the '00
basket ball team.
It was reported yesterday that a bill
was to be introduced this week In the
legislature for the prohibition of foot
ball In tho state. The rumor was run
to earth by a reporter for The Ne
braskan and was found to bo unsub
stantial. Some representative attempt
ed to talk up such a measure early
in the session, but nothing has been
heard of it for same time past. A
prominent member of the lower house,
when interviewed, said with a great
deal of confidence: "No such bill has
been introduced or will bo introduced.
It is a crazy idea, and if any one should
bo cranky enough to introduce a bill
to prohibit the game, wo would kill it
dead here in tho house."
Eat at Don's Cafe.
Eat at Hendry's, 129 North Eleventh.
Let the Lincoln Transfer Co. haul
your trunks. 'Phone 176.
Little Oem hot waffles served at the
Merchants' Cafo, 117 North 13th St.
We have a large student patronage.
Cirls' Basket Ball Notes.
Next Saturday aftornoon, In tho
armory, thero will be a game between
the first team, and an alumnao. team.
Tile game will" bo mainly a practice ono
for tho 'varsity, in preparation for
the notable match with the Haskell
Indian girls tho following week. It is
possible, though, that It will bo tho
first of a series of annual contests be
tween the alumnae and the 'varsity.
Those expected from out of town to
tako part aro Misses Mario Kennedy
and Gertrude Macomber of Omaha, Ida
Taylor of Exeter, and Hannah Pills
bury of Tecumseh. MIbs Eleanorn
Miller, captain of tho team In 1899 and
1900, will ateo take part. All of these
are old players on the flrBt team, and
though they have been long out of
practice, will make tho 'varsity do Its
best, if it is to hold its own. The
game will be open to University girls
only, and no admission will be charged.
Miss Jennie Bnldrldgo is back In
school after a week's absence on ac
count of sickness.
Walter Ward, of Avoca, la., Is spend
ing a few days with his sister, Miss
Edyth Ward, of tho University.
James Anderson of Omaha, who Is
a brothor of Sam Anderson, haB reg
istered for work In tho University.
A newly organized "midget" team,
the first since 1897, consisting of
Misses Edna King, Harriet Mitchell,
Adele Koch, Margaret Pillsbury, Inls
Everett and Nella Schleslngor, will
probably play a game with tho Lincoln
Academy team the same afternoon. If
not some other game will probably be
arranged for the second team.
"E. T. M.," otherwise Miss Eleanora
Miller, captain of tho teamB of 1899
and 1900, contributed an interesting
article to tho Sunday Journal on the
history of girls' basket ball organiza
tions In the University of Nebraska.
Junior -Senior Teams.
Manager Bruce, of the sophomore
basket ball team, In accordance with
tho requirement of the class athletic
rules, submits tho following men who
will compose the soph team for next
Saturday night F. R. Beers, H. K.
Lohmer, Frod Sweeley, T. T. Thomp
son, John Clark, Brown, and B. Drls-coll.
According to tho recently adopted
class athletic rules requiring class
managers to have names of teams pub
lished four days previous to games,
Manager Noyes submits the following
names for the junior basket ball team:
A. I. Myers, Arthur Ludden, E. P. Ty
ner, L. A. Flansburg, M. M. Mellck,
N. M. Cronln, Roy Bickford, and R. E.
Xhe convelescenco of her mother
permits Miss Laura Buchanan to re
turn to school after a week's absence.
Unions Are Second Already.
The Union society basket ball team
holds second place by virtue of its de
feat of the Delians some time since,
and no further games are necessary to
decide the standing of the society
teams. The Palladians rank first, tho
Unions second and the Delians third.
Friday night's score was 27 to 7 Instead
of 28 to 7.
Dr. Ketchum, Oculist, Richards bile
Qlawes f)t,ted and guaranteed.
Eat at Hendry's. 129 North Eleventh.
Dr. Bentz, Dentist, Eleventh and O.
Mrs. J. H. Kennedy of Burchard vis
ited with her cousin, Miss Alice Mc
DI11, during tho latter part of last
James Davidson has discontinued his
studies In the University for tho pres
ent on account of illness, and has gono
to his home In Springfield to recuperate.
Stanley Davles is Just recovering
from tho offects of a badly sprained
ankle, which Injury ho sustained some
time ago. He is still obliged to use a
Chas. Allen, '00, formerly secretary
of the Y. M. C. A., stopped off In the
city yesterday on his way home to
Dawson and renewed old acquaint
ances at tho University.
Coach Gordon 1b now engaged in
training tho baseball pitchers to throw
in the proper manner. After they have
acquired this they will bo permitted
to develop speed and will then be in
structed in throwing curves.
Rev. Fltz of St. Luke's Episcopal
church, desires to call tho attention
of University Btudents to tho 4 o'clock
service which will be hold dally
throughout tho Boason of Lent at tho
church at J street. All aro .cordially
Invited to attend.
Tho sophomore-freshman dobate will
occur Saturday evening, March 21st.
Question: Resolved, That tho public
should refuse to countenance labor
unions when thoy refuse to work with
non-union men. Tho freshmen class
will have the affirmative.
H. C. Jorgensen, civil engineering '97,
while on his way to his old home In
Iowa, visited at tho civil engineering
department Saturday. Mr. Jorgensen is
at present engaged in private engineer
ing practice at Bisby, Ariz., his chief
work being mineral surveys.
The junior basket ball men held a
lively practice Saturday at 3 o'clock.
The outlook for a strong team is good.
Tho best men will make tho team,
and no position is "cinched" yet. The
sophs practiced Saturday- afternoon,
also, and their men are getting Into,
good shape for Saturday night's gamo
with, tho juniors.
Dr. Ketchum, Oculist, Richards bile
Glasses fitted and guaranteed.
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