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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, TUESDAY OCTOBER 6, J903.
MAY CONTEST THE ELECTION
Contingent of Juniors Up in Arms Over Alleged Foul Play.
May Appeal to the Chancellor.
Yesterday the Juniors met andlect
c(J class offlcere, but absolute harmony
did not provail and the result was not
agreeable to all. The method In which
tho elected was conducted and the al
leged perpotratlon of fraud haB stirred
up bitterness In the hearts of a large
contingent of the Juniors and they ex
press their intention of contesting the
election and carrying the matter "before
the chancellor In order that they may
secure Justice. They allege that the
whllo election was not only cut and
dried boforo hand, but that actual fraud
was employed during tho election to
further the Interests of one of tho can
didates. The story of the election Is by no
means told by the half-hour session In
chapel yesterday morning. The course
of tho election itself was th fruition of
plans that have been laid and In work
ing order since school began. Whotner
these plans Involved any great amount
of crookedness or not we are not pre
pared to state, nor are any proved or
specific charges to that effect made.
Both sides have worked on the quiet.
but tho calm has been an ominous one
and: it was feared that a storm would
break that would have a dire effect.
Rumors that tho election was a cut
and urled affair were prevalent for sev
eral days bofore the election, and one
man ventured to state that he could
nao tho chairman and master of cer-
"cmonies of the Junior Prom, commit
tee. He did not attempt to conceal
tho fact that he knew, but stated it
openly. There may not have been
a word. of truth In his statement, but
other information from other sources
tends to prove the contrary. But evan
that under certain conditions wjuld
not be wholly objectionable.
The fraud that was alleged to have
occurred at yesterday's olectlon was
connected with the action of one of
tho men collecting the votes, it la
charged that he was a supporter of
the winning candidate and that In
collecting tho ballots from a body of
men who were solid for the same can
didate, ho allowed them to stuff In
more of these than was their due. ThlB
is tho source from which the present
trouble has arisen. This Is the cause
that has senjL so many Juniors foith
to rage In wildest fury. And this 1b
why tho offended body will gather In
solemn cpnclave and take measures
for a wholesome vengeance and Bpeedy
One oxcitod Junior said:
"It was a dlBgrace to the class, and
we don't intend to allow them to pull
through with It. We're going to stay
by them, even If we have to petition
tho chancellor. It's strange that an
election cah't be pulled off without so
much dirty work, anyhow."
This Junior, as 1b evident' from his
discourse, was badly excited and it
' will take cooler work and less frenzied
talk than this toraccomplish any tan
The lntoptlons of the agrleved fac
tion are briefly these: A cIbbs meet
ing' will bo -called at the ond of this
week or the beginning of next A
committee will be appointed to wait
upon the chancellor and present their
side of the case. A motion will bo
made and voted upon that the class
elect the master of ceiemonles and tho
chairman of the Junior Prom, commit
tee. This is the outline of their plans,
and If they don't get cold feet some
thing of a momentous character will
transpire in the course of the next few
The winners In the election have lit
tle to say on tho subject. They pre
fer to remain quiet and await develop
ments. If fraud was actually prac
ticed there are many among their num
ber who would be willing to see Jus
tice done and Indeed they ought to
be. The training that comes from
class politics can not be beneficial If
they are of such an unsavory character
as to allow such things as Is alleged
to have occurred at yesterday's election.
No one should object to an Invcslga
tlon Into this matter, provided that It
can be conducted In such a manner that
no one will suffer an Injustice.
Having treated one of Its phases we
will take up the main business of the
election and give the results. For the
office of president the candidates were
Miss Ruth Wilson. A. H. Lund In and
W. J. Drown. Mr. Lundin was.. ejected.
Buehl Chesslngton was elevated to the
vice presidency and Minnie Jansn 'was
elected secretary. L. J. Pepperberg was
the choice of the class for treasurer and
Frank Beers for sorgeant-at-arms.
Embryo Lawyers Fail to Agree.
The Junior law class met In U. 207
yesterday morning to eleit a chief exec
utive and other officers, but failed to
accomplish their purpose S. E. Black
and Roy Blckford served as temporary
officials, being secretary and chairman
respectively. Each candidate had had
his course well marked .out and a
strong following, and the deliberations
of the class failed to produce an agree
ment as to which should be given the
favor. Messrs. Clark, Gibson and Mor
mon were up for the place. Mr. Clark
withdrew and Gibson and Mormon were
the only two left In the race.
A committee of fl"o was appointed
to drtlw up a constitution. It consist
ed of Messrs. Ritchie, Gibson. Black,
Chase and Johnson. Tho meeting was
rhdjourned until 10 o'clock Thursday,
by which time it Is hoped all differ
ences will have been settled and a
suitable president elected.
Prof. Howard to South Dakota.
Prof. J. H. Howard has given up his
position in tho Latip department here
and loft early wils morning to enter
upon his duties as head of the Latin
department of the University of Sfeuth
Dakota. Prof. Howard is a graduate
of the University of Indiana and Iras
studied at Chicago, John Hopkins and
Leland Stanford Univorsuies. He has,
instructed in tho Latin department
here for several years and was assist
ing in the Greek department this year.
Miss Alice Hunter, who too.- her-A. M.
degree aero, succeeds him. bmce grad
uating Bhe has taught In this Universi
ty, at Rockford, 111., and at Gates.
Seniors Hold Meeting.
The SenlorB met In U. 107 yesterday
and business of a rather Important na
ture was considered. President Elliott
first appointed a members of tho Inter-class
athletic board B. P. Tyner.
John' Wilson and C. W. Mlllck. After
a number of Impromptu speeches arous
ing football interest, P. J. Hnrrison was
elected manager of the team and A. F,
Becker assistant manager. A rooting
squad with Ray Blckford leader, was
organized. The matter of caps, gowns,
canes and class pins was discussed, and
It was derided to take Immediato stops
to have these necessaries procured for
tho class, so that there may be no trou
ble In identifying Seniors. Special
emphasis was laid on tho cane ques
tion nnd every Senior this year will
have a cane. Tho following commit
tees were appointed:
Girls cap and gown committee
MlBses Duras, Sterling, Edholm.
Boys cap and cane committee
Messrs Roy Blckford, Russell Moore,
Class pin committee Mr. A. Mag
danz, Misses Meeker, Evans.
Mr. Charles Borg was appointed
coach for tho football team. After
giving the class yell the meotlng adjourned.
Scribner Wins Championship.
The finals of the first tournament
were played Friday. The game was
close. Scribner winning first place by
a score of 1-6. 6-3. 6-4, 6-2. Scribner
by this game holds the University
championship. Practically all tho first
round of the tournament was played
off yesterday nftornoon with the fol
Raymond won from Golden, G-7, 6-1,
Roth won from Mathew, 10-8, 6-3.
Meier won from Huntington, 7-5, 6-4.
Mathewson won from Tyner, 1-6, 6-2,
Today the rest of tho first round and
all of the second will probably be
The manager as yet has received no
definite answer from Kansas In regard
to their meet but probably will hear
from their this week.
Scrubs Score a Touchdown.
jist night the 'Varsity lined up
against tho scrubs, and some swift
piactlce was indulged In. Tho scrubs
Bhowed themselves to be heady and
eminently fitted to give tholr oppo
nent's trouble; for trouble Indeed did
como to the 'Varsity team, when thoy
saw tholr sacred goal lino crossed.
Shallonberger, the scrub's left end, per
petrated tho outrago, after tho regu
lars had lost the ball on a fumble.
Some effective practice will bo in
dulged In this week, and tho men will
be put In shape for the trip to Colo
rado, and tho team will go well heeled
to thrash the Boulder contingent.
Twenty men will make tho trip, and
that certainly ought to bo enough. As
tho team leaves Thursday only two
full days are now left for practice.
Pan-Hellenic Congress Meets.
The Pan-Hellonlc Congress hold a
session at the Beta house Sunday af
tornoon, representatives from practi
cally all the fraternities In school be
ing present. The present conditions
of affairs and planB for the future were
discussed, but nothing conclusive or
Important was done. The usual com
mittees were appointed to look afjer
all the buslnoss of a pressing charac
ter. The meeting adjourned to meet
next Sunday, when the usual Important
business that Is transacted every year
will be attended to.
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AN EASY VICTORY
South Dakota's Line Smashed
By Nebraska's Onslaught.
South Dakota, like the Illustrious
Caesar came and saw, but unllko him,
they did not conquer. On tho con
trary, they went down to honorable
defeat by the score of 23 toO, and Ne
braska's goal line remained unsullied
by the foot of an Invader. At no time
during the game did the team from Da
kota stand any chance of scoring, and
from the time the pigskin was sent
flying by the toe of Bender's shoo, un
til time was called with the ball In
Nebraska's possession in tho middle of
tho field, the play was nearly all In
the visitors' part of the field.
Tho day was not an Ideal one from
the players' point of vlow, being too
warm for tholr comfort and a stiff
wind blowing In the early part of tho
game made kicking difficult. The cast
bleachers were quite crowded, there
were a few occupying tho south bleach
ers and a goodly number in the grand
stand. Captains Bell and Beers had charge
of the rooting squads which occupied
the central section of tho east bleach
ers and by means of megaphones In
spired courage In the Nebraska men.
ThlB was the first attempt at organ
ized rooting during the year and waa
well conducted. What tho men should
learn, however, Is to obey the leader
Implicitly. By this moans the yells
could be given In unison and every
body knows this Is a better way than
by scattered outbursts all along tho
The appearance of the South Dakota
team on the field at 3 p. m. was a sig
nal for the old familiar "U-U-Unl,"
but this was not to bo compared with
tho roar of applause which greeted
the Nebraska team which appeared a
few minutes later and headed by Cap
tain Bender dashed across the field. Af
ter a few moments of signal practice
the teams lined up for tho kick-off.
Tho South Dakota team defended tho
north goal and Nebraska had tho ball
for tho kick-off. The South Dakota
team was a husky looking aggregation
although a little slow, and the crowd
leaned forward with breathless atten
tion while Bender carefully Bet the
oval on end and stepped back for tho
kick. There was a moment's pause
and then a shout arose as the captain
planted his toe against, tho leather,
and sent it whirling down tho field for
forty yards. The first University game
of the year on Nobraskas' ground was
The teams lined up quickly and Da
kota bucked tho line by straight line
bucks for fifteen yards and then lost
the ball on. downs. Nebraska's ball
on South Dakota's 30-yard lino. On
the first play, Eager, left half, aided
by splendid Interference, on the part of
Bell, Benedict and Bender, skirted the
South Dakota left end and made a
touch-down directly between the goal
posts. Bender kicked goal. Score: C
South Dakota then kicked off and
Nebraska, with line bucks by Bell, and
end runs by Beendict and Eager, made
steady gains towards the South Da
kota goal. There was a fumble, how
ever, and a South Dakota man fell
upon the ball. Thoy cou gain noth
ing and punted out of. bounds at Ne
braska's 35-yard line. Again Nebras
ka began the march toward Dakota's
goal and this march, only ended when,
with a straight Hue buck Bell put uie
ball down behind Dakota's goal line.
Bender missed goal. Score: 11 to 0,
Nebraska kicked off, and hold Da
kota, compelling her to putu. Nebras
ka fumbled and It waa Dakota's ball
on her own 20-yard line, After a few
short gains Dakota waa 'held for
downs. Nebraska took the ball and
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