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VOL. EL NO. 22
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2J, 1903.
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Faculty Will Disport Themselves
to Help College Settlement.
For the past two weeks secret meet
ings havebeen held in dark places, and
an air of mystery has pervaded the
University halls. There has been
something in the atmosphere that sug
gested wierd and unholy proceedings
in some secluded place, whose gloom
the rays of sunlight never penetrate,
and vague and mysterious rumors havo
been floating about, suddenly coming
to light, without leaving behind any
traces as to their origin. Even though
some of these secret transactions were
wafted to our own ears, the spell was
so Btrong upon us that wa dared not
give utterance to what we heard. "
But now we havo been given full
and sufficient authority to make known
to the world the results arising from
tho culmination of these dark and
grewsomo plots that have been brew
ing so long and steadily. The mem
ers of tho faculty are perfecting ar
ranging for an athletic meet to bo
held Saturday afternoon, Oct 31, when
tho athletic field will bo at their dis
posal in tho absence of the Cornhusk
er warriors at Iowa City.
To the student who has trembled In
abject submission before the portentous
dignity of his instructor in the class
room, there will be afforded on unusual
sight. He will see those whom he has
learned to respect, love and fear in the
class room, engaged in the wildest
sports that man is won't to indulge in.
He will see them lined up on the grid
iron, each ready to plant his shoulder
against that of an opponent, or to hur
dle the line or skirt tho ends, throw
ing all preceptoral dignity to the winds
and entering into tho game with fire
in their eyes and murderous thoughts
in their hearts. The teams have been
practically made up and will strive to
do valorous deeds under the command
of their respective captains, George
Shedd and Dr. Condra.
The sight of a bunch of professors
racing to outstrip each other and each
striving to cross the coveted goal in
the lead, is an unusual sight, but it will
be there, nevertheless. While heaps
of discarded shoes and stockings and
coats thrown hastily aside litter the
ground, a corterie of profs will fly
madly over the turf, each determined
to do or die.
There will be a baseball game too, if
present plans do not miscarry. The
greatest trouble, of course, will bo the
getting of an umpire who will be will
ing to risk his life. This game will cer
tainly be a feature, as there aro a num
ber of old champions who formerly
drew tho plaudits of tho multitude in
many a hard fought game. Great will
be the attempts to unlimbor -stiffened
joints and to call Into service physical
powers that havo long lain dormant.
A hammer throw has .been arranged.
The contest will be between the David
and Goliath of the faculty whoever
they may be. Wo havo not been ac
quainted with, their identity and dare
not guess for fear of 'being wrong.
Suffice to say the excavation that will
be hollowed out by the instruments
hurled with such violence and force,
will bo tho prido and wondor of our
University for generations to come.
And in regard to the races speak
ing a little more definitely. There will
be a mile run between two men who
have been champions In their time. One
was champion at Harvard and the other
made a fine record at this University.
Convenient places to rest may be ar
ranged along the course, but nothing
has neon definitely decided in regard to
this matter. There will also be a talk
ing race. Mfyt of the participants
we understand will be deans, and the
way they Will cover ground will bo a
surprlE0 to those who think themselves
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proficient in this accomplishment.
There will also bo some Blelght of
hand tricks, and tight-rope, walking.
One instructor has already guaranteed
his services and is willing to sacrifice
himself to the latter event. Prof. Clapp
and his assistants will assist In the
entertainment in various ways. Mrs.
Clapp and a number of her class will
The faculty are In dead earnest and
propose to see this program through.
They care not how any one may regard
it. but will remain unshaken in their
deadly purpose to show tho younger
generation that their elders hae not
forgotten how. This carnival for it
Is such will furnish much ranterlal for
many wild stories of heroic and won
derful deeds and many will be the
classes of future years who" will suf
fer in consequence. Each who takes
part In this memorable event will
treasure In his mind some precious in
cident, which magnified as the years,
pass by, will be sprung on "posterity"
with ever-accelerating force.
The College Settlement besides the
student body and the citizens of Lin
coln will benefit by this carnival, as
all tho receipts will go to swell the
fund The whole scheme is certainly
unique and there is no doubt but that
the carnival will draw the interest and
patronage of many students.
Dr. Condra Back From Missouri.
Dr. Condra has returned from Ore
gon, Mo., where he delivered a series
of lectures before the Holt County
Teachers' Institute-. About 100 teach
ers attended the Institute, and speakers
from several states delivered lectures
on educational subjects. Nebraska
was represented by Dr. Condra, who de
livered professional lectures on "Na
turo Study" and "School Management"
and Chancellor Andrews, who gave the
principal address of the meeting. Dr.
Condra exprestsed himself as highly
pleased with tho Interest shown in ed
ucational work and the method em
ployed in conducting their institutes.
The lecture work was in charge of
three college presidents, two state nor
mal superintendents, and besides the
speakers already mentioned a series
of lectures were given by Dr. A. Ross
Hill, now at Missouri State Universi
ty. Missouri, unlike our own state,
has no county superintendents, their
.work being performed by commission
ers, and the plan Is meeting the ap
proval of educators.
Y. W. C. A. Rally.
The Y. W. C. A. Tally in Memorial
Hall on Sunday afteirnoon was a pro
now chI Mirn-rs. About 200 members
of the University association were
present, from the city association about
60, from, Wesleyan 45, and from Cot
ner 25. The singing under the lead
ership of Mrs. Raymond was animated
and enthusiastic and did much to
brighten up the meeting. Misses Hass
ler and Van Home rendered vocal
Miss Corwin state secretary, then
addressed the meeting and all present
are unanimous in pronouncing the
meeting the most enjoyable and bone
flcial one held this year.
Band Informal Saturday night. Tick
ets at 50 cents.
Restaurant Unique, 1228 O street.
R. G. Brady, '05, Purdue, has regis
tered in the civil engineering depart
ment. A collection of oils Is being made for
use with tho new oil testing machine
in M. E. IB and 17.
Prof. Richards went on a duck hunt
ing trip Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. E. E. Cushman, an old mechani
cal engineer, now of the Cushman Mo
tor Co.. was looking over tho Universi
ty plan Monday. He Investigated in
particular the gas engine In the steam
laboratory and that under construction
In the shops.
A smoker will be given to the En
gineering society Saturday evening
evening. October 24, at the Delta U.
house, 143G S street. Every student
registered In the engineering courses
of the University Is expected to be
present. The new men are especially
Historical Society Notes.
Mr. Barrett, of the State Historical
society, returned from a visit In Oma
ha Monday morning.
The seminar meeting of the Histori
cal Boclety did not occur Saturday af
ternoon on account of the football
E. E. Blackman of tho State Histori
cal Society was compelled to postpone
tue trip through the eastern- part of
the state, which he had planned to take
last week, nn accminf of unfavorable
weather. He will probably make It
Miss Palin, tho newspaper clerk of
tho State Historical Society, is bock
at her post. The rooms will be open
Senior Laws Football Team.
The Senior law football team has
been organized and practices every
evening from 4 to 4:30 under the su
pervision of Captain Hazen. The fol
lowing men are trying for positions:
Right ond. Pfieffer; right tackle, Wolf;
right guard, Baker; center, Shelburn;
loft guard, Snavely, left tackle, Liglit
ner; left end. Sward; quarterback, Ha
zen; right half, Owen and Vance; left
half, Kanop; fullback. Waltman. This
Is only a temporary line-up and Is lia
ble to be changed' at any time. The
time of tho Senior-Freshman game has
not been decided upon, but it will occur
In the near future.
The student in astronomy have been
observing an unusually large group of
sun spots. The rotation of the sun
has Just carried them out of view. The
diameter of several of 'these spots was
two dr three times that of the earth.
Students and friends of the Univer
sity are all wonderlnir what the Ath-
itlc Carnival, on Oct. 31 is to be. Deep
mystery everywhere surrounds the mat
ter, ftiaue your plans now to atteiyi
as you may be sure of a riot of fun.
Tho Athletic Carnival! What, when,
where, why? ? ?
Keep your eye on the Athletic Carnival.
ARE WORKING HARD
Team Practices Signals and Pun
ting. Dr. Condra's Statement.
Stiff, snappy work was the charac
teristic of last night's practice. Tho
entire team was up to Bcratch in every
sense of tho word.
As a preliminary, punts and place
kicking wore practiced and tho abso
lute stillness of the air gave tho kick
ers a good' chance to show their full
After this work the team lined up
for some signal practice. In this tho
element of fumbling was conspicuous
oy its absence. The team is growing
away from this stage of early work
with a rapidity which Is very gratify
ing, the lack of fumbles In last Sat
urday's game as compared with former
games emphasizes this fact strongly.
A Bhort line-up against 'the scrubs
followed, lasting for about one-half
Tho ground is drying out so rapidly
during these warm days that It is sim
ply hardening tho ruts and footprints
and making It extremely hard and very
rough. Owing to the suddenness of
the change it makes it rather hard on
the men, some of them sustaining
bumps and bruises enough to last them
for the rest of the season.
Taking all into consideration, tho
shortness of time and the hard games
which the team has been up against,
the physical condition of the men is
excellent and by Thanksgiving day
will be the equals on that point as well
as others of any team In the west.
The training table is running nice
ly. Tho men aro perfectly satisfied and
have nothing but tho best to say of
the manner in which it is being con
ducted. We were very sorry to see in a pa
per of the city a notice to the effect
that Missouri had dropped Nebraska
and that following suit Kansas would
probably do the same.
Asido from this being an erroneous
statement It seems to us that It Is
rather an unnecessary one. It savors
strongly of that old saying that, "A
prophet -is without honor in his own
According to all Just rules of news
paper etiquette a paper located In a
college town ought to support tho ath
letics of the college. All personal spite
should be eliminated.
The University has always heretofore
been on the most friendly terms with
the city newspapers, It Is our most
earnest desire that that happy stato
of affairs should continue. "With mal
ice toward none and charity for all"
wo stand ready to help along every
movement which will tend toward
friendly relations with tho papers on
tho city. But Ave ask only for Just
treatment, for a square deal and that
they will stand behind us In all mat
ters which will not compromise them.
In regard to the Btatemont before
iuentloned our relations with Missouri
are of tho most friendly nature. Mis
souri never "dropped" Nebraska.
Speaking of the matter Dr. Condra
Wo jjflppo that wo will hear no more
from disinterested papers regarding the
standing of tho Nebraska team." He
also said that J t showed a lack of loy
alty to the University, which we are
sorry to note.
Going oh to speak of the coming
Kansas game, he said that he hoped
Nebraska would send a good delegation
to Lawrence both of the students and
the faculty. '
It is a good thing for the students to
go to other Institutions of learning and
see what is being done there and if pos
sible note any difference In their man
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