The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 08, 1903, Image 1
yS!!! - TWWf'iT 1 p,nr-wr i ,T-"sr, - -.- T p. 51 c. P. f Tflne atlp flebraekan VOL. m. NO. 52 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, J903. PRICE 3 CENTS w - ti B V U i & r-, WITH WISCONSIN Indications Good for a Debate With the Badgers. Indications point to a meeting in de bate between Nebraska and Wisconsin next spring. In reply to a communi cation sent some time ago from here the autl.jritles at Wisconsin have ex pressed a willingness to meet us in a forensic contest, which will probably take place next spring. They have heard of what this University has been doing In recent years, being cognizant of our triumphs over the neighboring Institutions that wo have met and of our title as champion of the Missouri Valley. In seeking a worthy oppo nent then, Wisconsin has certainly found one In Nebraska, and such an event as la promised will open to us the door of opportunity to prove our merit and establish a reputation in fields unknown to us before. This Is the first attempt that has ever been made by us to secure a debate with Wisconsin, and the favorable re nlv was in resDonse to a letter of in quiry, not a formal challenge. Prof. Fogg has a number of personal friends among the faculty of the English de partment, whose acquaintance he had enjoyed at Brown and Harvard. Doubt less this had much to do with secur ing for us this opportunity to meet Wisconsin. This takes our University out into the big college world of debate. The public press has never In the past no ticed debating here to any large ex tent, but now an opportunity to meet with larger institutions will bring us Into greater prominence. A debate with Wisconsin means a tremendous task, and will call for an amount of effort never before exercised In connection lth any similar event at this University. Our team will have to work early and late in making prep-' aratlons, for the great contest, but the trouble will bo amply compensated for. Wo shall bend our efforts toward mak ing a good showing, whether we win or lose and to make an impression upon our opponents. Such an event can not help but be a big affair, and the audi torium should and probably will be called into service In accommodating the crowd that will be called forth. Wisconsin is a leader In debate. She is accustomed to meeting Minnesota and Michigan and has provd herself one of the strongest institutions in the country in this line. Along with other schools, such as Northwestern, Indiana, Knox and Chicago, she follows, a poli cy of concentrating upon one or at tho most two debates. Such a policy has been found necessary, notwith standing the nymber and ability of the students who have to be dropped out. The students at Wisconsin are con sidered above ours In many respects, as there are more schools In that Btato and they have more leisure time. Wis consin Is one of tho best state univer sities In the country In wealth, scope of work and equipment Tho library there Is great, and the department of political economy and sociology, and the English department are noted for their high standard of excellence. Grad uates from all over tho country are ac customed to tako work at the great school of political science there. All these resources being supplemented by an Immense enthusiasm, exhibited in tho literary societies of the college and tho law school, which have been organ ized for a quarter of a century or more, and by tho students as a whole. have made Wisconsin strong in intel lectual contests. Hence, upon tho first impression that Vro make against Wisconsin will de pend largely our reputation in tho mis sisslppT Valley,, and If it be a good one f PERSHING RIFLE HOP jj DECEMBER 1 1th, LINCOLN HOTEL jjj Tickets $2.00. Walt's Orchestra fl ALL STUDENTS WELCOME ORATOR IS CHOSEN Prof. Palmer of Harvard to Ad dress Mid-Year Commencement. it will tako us Into the east. The de bate will occur next spring in this city and then we will have an opportunity to prove whether wo will be able to hold our own with tho higher institu tions beyond the borders of jour past conqueBts. ' Tho Missouri Independent reports that a debating league Including Illi nois, Missouri, Iowa and Notre Dame is being projected. Missouri fiays that she has received $everay.other propo rtions to debate-this -j&xr. ATHLETIC NOTES. Athletic Board Meets Tomorrow to Transact Important Business. $1,500 FOR TEMPLE FUND. Y. W. C. A. Girls Meet and Make a Liberal Pledge. The Y. W. C. A? girls have followed In the footsteps of tho men's associa tion and mado a substantial pledge to the Temple Fund. Yesterday at a meet ing held during tho convocation period in the Interests of the fund, they agreed to raise tho sum of $1,500. The meet ing was addressed by Chancellor An drews and Professor Barbour, who brought home to the girls the advant aces of such a building as Ih in view and the aids it will furnish in the ex pansion of their work. Each girl pledges a -certain amount, which she will undertake to raise among friends during the Christmas vacation and at such other times as she may have the opportunity to work. The Y. W. C. A. deserves credit for undertaking such an enterprise as this, and taking into consideration its mag nitude the spirit displayed is commend able. The University societies will reap advantages from having such a building as the 'Temple and such solid recognition as has been given this fact by the Y. W. C. A. girls sets a good example for the others who have not vet taken action, to follow: Freshman Hop Committee Meets. The Freshman Hop committee met yesterday morning and made prelimi nary arrangements for the Hop which they will give January 8, at Fraternity hall It was decided to put tickets on sale at once, and they will bo In the hands of the committee for distribution the last of this week. Tho price of tickets will be $1.00, and no compll mentarles will bo Issued. Decoration of tho hall was put in charge of a spe cial committee, consisting of Mabel Williams, chairman; Reeta Clark, Den tan Slaughter and John W. Voorhees. This committee will meet next week at call of the chairman. v Indications aro that the Freshman Hop will be In every way successful. One member of the committee reports a sale often tickets already promised. The Interest among tho Freshmen 1b strong, and this Hop promises to bring out a larger number of FreBhmen than Is usual at the first class function. " Sam's Cafe. The only place in the city to get tho famous "Little Gem Hot Waffles." Special service for laddies. Go to tho Burr Barber shop ror flret class hair-cutting and shaving. Shan non & Dlmickr proprietors. Basement of Burr block. The ballots for football captain havo been out a couple of days and must be )in by tomorrow. How the election will go no one Is able to say. and no one seems to have any definite opinion. The result will probably be known by tomorrow even ing. The Athletic Board has taken no ac tion in the appointment of a manager for the coming- year. Mr. Buckner Is still acting and will probably continue to do so until a new manager is ap pointed. Mr. Buckner will not take the posi tion another year if It should be offered him. He is desirous of attending the Harvard law school next year and wishes to have no work here of a blnd lng nature so that If he finds It possi ble to carry out his plans he will have nothing here which will Interfere there with. There Is a rumor to the effect that steps are being taken towards the or ganization of a "Minor Seven" modeled on plans similar to those of the "Big Nine." This would Include Kansas, Missouri, Haskell, Knox, Nebraska and two others. Nebraska has received no official no tification as to such a movement, so that nothing definite can now be stated. The members of the faculty have or ganized a basket ball team with Dr. Condra as captain. They meet for practice three nights a week. They hope to schedule some games in the future, but nothing definite Is yet known. Dr. Clapp desires all men entering the gymnastic contest to meet him in his office at 10 o'clock on Wednesday morning. All men working for the Charter Day contest Dr. Clapp desires to be on mo gymnaslnum floor from 4 to 5 p m. Wednesday. The events for Charter Day will be as follows: 25-yard dash; running high Jump; pole vault; shot put, 12 pounds; runn ing high kick; fence vault; rope climb; inter-fraternity relay potato race. Tho above events will all surely come off. Some others will be added at a later date, but It Is not yet decided. There will be basket ball practice as usual in the gymnastum tonight. No deflnltefglffmeB havo yet been scheduled, but tho western trip is pretty sure and there will be some local games soon. Following 1b a short communication from Jack Best. The spirit of it Is ex cellent and we hope It may be con tagious. Well boys, now the football season is ovor, and we have won honors lor our Unlvorsity for the last two years. Let us now turn our attention to the base ball and track teams. We have good men, with good spirits, and a good physical trainer, and If the work Ib done well there will be no doibts as to our fut,uro victory. So, here is good luck to our baseball and track teams. JACK PEST. George Herbert Palmer, professor of philosophy at Harvard, will deliver the a .,.ress at the midwinter commence ment, Februnry 15th. This announce ment, which was mado public yester day afternoon has called forth com mendatory remarks from all who are acquainted with Professor Palmer or with the work he has done and his ex perience in the field of education. To these the wisdom of the choice Is ap parent and we are assured of another good attraction for our midwinter graduating exercises. Professor Palmer is an alumnus of Harvard, having graduated In the ear ly seventies, since which tlmo he has been almost constantly connected with the faculty of that institution. Since 1889. as head of the philosophy depart ment there, he has been professor of natural religion, moral philosophy and civil polity. He is tho husband of Alice Freeman Palmer, who was presi dent of Wellesly College, and who died a few years ago, leaving behind her a record of having been tho greatest leader In the country in advancing the cause of education of women. She was the head of the movement In the coun try and the noble work that Bhe did stands as a monument which tho ever growing advancement of women will constantly bring out in clearer relief. Ho has written a number of books and has lectured widely, being one of tho most popular and ablest men in his line In the field today. HIb most recent work Is entitled. "The Nature of Good ness." and it has already gained a wido circulation for Itself. Several years ago ho published a small pamphlet entitled, "Self-Cultivation in English" which attracted much attention. In dlBcimslng the merits of tho man, Professor Fogg said yesterday: I shall never forget an address which he delivered before the Modern Language Conference at Harvard on a "Criticism of Mathew Arnold," in which he amply demonstrated himself to be. a Ilternry critic of great ability. He is typical of the fine culture of that University and is one of the best speak ers on the faculty. He is a fine, culti vated gentleman of about 55 years of age. and is a very clean cut speaker. He lectures a great deal among the col leges of tho east, and is greatly in de mand. I feel that we ought to con gratulate ourselves upon securing so able an orator." Lawyers to Play Wesleyan. Arrangements have been made -for... a basket ball game between tho Senior law team and Wesleyan University, to take place in tho Armory Wednesday evening, December 9. The presence" of all laws Is required and all academics requested to cheer tho law team to victory. The law team Ib now woll or ganized, having put In a month and a half In practicing, and expect to give their opponents a warm reception. Cor lett Ib captain and Vanco manager of the law team. "Stiff" Ryan', an old University stu dent, woll known In University foot ball circles three years ago, Is in Des Moines, la., attenolng Highland- Park College, where ho played end thin year on tho football team. 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