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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, TUESDAY, JANUARY J9, J904,
PRICE 3 GENTS
Congratulatory Message Receiv
ed. Wilson Won't Play Ball.
John Bender 1b In receipt of a pos
tal card from Dr. Gerlg, formerly a
professor In French here, congratu
lating him on the success of the foot
ball team. Dr. Gerlg has been in
France for some time now, but he still
keeps In touch with the University,
and It pleased Bender very much to
lecelve the postal card.
Bender went on to say that he spent
his holidays In Denver, Colo. He made
tlu Georgetown Loup trip and spent
a very pleasant two weeks In and
n bout Denver. He met some members
of the Denver College football team.
The Denver men did not come out In
their season as well as they had ex
pected. The Boulder University won
from them In their annual game, also
the Haskell Indians defeated them on
In speaking of the old football men
we are very sorry to state that Wil
son7 Billy Wilson, will not be here for
the baseball season. He will leave
the University soon, but expects to le
turn next fall.
The conference men of the "Big
Nine" met not long ago and decided
not to try and manage a schedule of
games for the "Big Nine." This leaves
a splendid opening for Nebraska to
schedule some good games with the
large colleges east of us.
Always heretofore we have had dif
ficulty In securing games because all
date's were taken up' by the "Big Nine"
FchedojJe. Now that this Is gone out
it will make the question of games
much eaBler for us.
In basket ball circles affairs are still
progressing In a very gratifying way.
A series of games have been ar
ranged for next Friday night, to be
played In the gymnasium. The first
team of the city Y. M. C. A. will be
pitted against our first team, and a
team organized from the- business
men's class from the Y. M. C. A. will
play our faculty.
These will bo open games and any
one 1b free to come, but about 500
Invitations have been sent to Univer
sity people and persons In the city
who are Interested In athletics but
have never come In contact with basket
ball By giving these people Invita
tions and requesting them as a favor,
to be present, and then giving them a
first class exhibition of the game. It Is
hoped that a little enthuBiasm may be
stirred up among them. People hold
ing Invitations will be able to get their
seats reserved. Anyone else who cares
to come Is thoroughly welcome, but
they can not secure reserved seats.
NEB FIV TUES
There waB a rumor current yester
day that arrangements for a girls has"
ket-ball game with Minnesota had been
perfected. As much as we should like
to verify this rumor wo are unable to
do so, and affairs sCandi In the same un
certain way as they did before.
Tho Athletic Board met In regular
session last night.
All absences to be made up In any
department of physical education must
be made up by Friday evening of this
weea lf.Btudents are to receive credit
for their wonc
largely to the discussion of the finan
cial side of the exhibit. While not as
encouraging financially as last year's
display, tho association cleared enough
this year to purchase one picture.
Miss Hayden, Professor Fossler and
Superintendent Stephens discoursed on
the artistic successof the exhibit, and
Air. .uaupln delighted the audience wltti
leadings from his own poomB. With
u.o announcement of the choice of
plctuies the meeting broke up.
"A Blue Haw." by Edward H.
Barnaul, of Belmont, Mass. was by
far the most popular in general favor
of the pictures which were understood
to be for Rale. Mr. Barnard b painting
received 56 votes, while tno next two
favorites, "Morning. Cape Henlopen,"
by Wm. I. Richards of Boston, and
"The Waning Day," by E. H. Pott
habt, of New York, were tied with 28
votes each. The prices of the first two
paintings, weie, however, beyond tho
means of the association at the pres
ent time, and a telegram was Immedi
ately sent to Mr. Potthast In reference
to the purchase of "The Waning Day."
This painting had been quotil at $700,
but the final price agreed upon was
less thai. this. It is probable that
the other two pictures will be disposed
of to private individuate in Lincoln,
as both were much admired.
Tlic exhibit this year was undoubted
ly the mobt biiccpBsful, all things con
sidered, ot any In the history of tho
association, and met with hGarty ap
preciation from all who had the pleas
ure of viewing it As a result, the
members 'lip ot the association has
been considerably inci cased and the
prospects for still gi eater results than
have already rewarded Its efforts are
ART EXHIBIT CLOSES.
Reception . Held in' Hall Last
Saturday Evening. '
The Art Exhibit was brought to a
successful close Saturday night by a
meeting of surpassing Interest. A large
' crowd) was in, attendance and was ad
dressed by President F. M. Hall, Pro
fessor Fling and Fossler, Miss Hayden,
W. M. Maupln, and City .School Super
intendent Stephens. .Mr. Hall's .and
Professor Fling's talks wero devoted
Drarriatic Club Plays.
Following is the dramatis pcrsonae
of the two plays to be given by the
Diamatlc club next Saturday evening:
"All in a Fog. or Who is Who."
(By Thomas J. Williams.)
Mr Slmonides Swunhopper (A
model young Bachelor)
J. W. Hoar
l.awienee Lavender (A Valet from
Mayfalr) Mr. John L. Clark
Mr. Bloomfield Brambleton (A
Cicely (Brambleton'b Daughter
Miss Vivian Lee
Matilda Jane (A Superior House
maid Miss Florence Sullivan
Mrs. Butterfleld Miss Scott
Charlina Mies Erford
Mrs. Du Bols 7 Mis. Lain
Mlldren Miss Cooper
Miss Tryphena Sanford.Miss Hawksby
Mrs. Pheelan Miss Davis
Mrs. Martin Miss Hazelwood
Mrs. Tlbbetts ." Miss Jphnson
Mrs.x Pendleton . . 7 Miss Sargent
Miss Malvlna Spinney Miss McCune
Mrs. Crannon MIbb Hannah
Head Cook. Grace Roper
The plays will given In the chapel
and no admission will br- charged.
Everyone Is Invited.
English Club Meets.
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The English club was pleasantly en
tertained by MIbb Dorothy Green at
her home, 2501 It street, last Saturday
evening. A number of sketches by
Miss Ollva Pound, and a story by J.
W. Brown made up tho program, after
which refreshments were served. J. C.
Linburg was elected president of the
club, to succeed Miss Abba Bowen,
reigned. The following additional of
ficers were elected: Vic president,
Mies Woodman; second vice president,
Miss Koch; custodian of the jug, Mr.
Chris' Bath Parloro. llth and P Sts.
Restaurant Unique, 1228 o St.
Wright Drug Co., 117 No. llth.
TWO MORE VIEWS
Final Communications Regarding
The Hack Question.
Box of cigars glytn away every day
at Ppwell's, Oliver theatre building.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 17. 1004.
Editor Nebraskan: An old Etudent
may be pardoned should he take part In
the proposed "hack discussion," which
you invite In your laBt Thursday's is
sue. Mark Twain was not joking when he
raid, "It co3ts a little more than you
have to live In New York City."
Our beloved Calendar may Inform
one that the semestral expenses are
$125. No matter what the average is,
nobody will admit he is an "average."
And to attend tho University costs just
a little more than one's allowance, be
cause one everyone In the Unl. Is a
"Climber." It Is light that all should
I know that I am safe when I say
that there Is no person attending the
Unl. who can dazzle his fellow students
by his dlsplajr of money.
I recall two or .three suc.i intteots,
but the swung from sight in several
weeks. Absolutely no one Is rich; few
are well-to-do; all aie "Cllmbeis," no
one has arrived.
The evolution of our University so
cial woild is working that society slow
ly and carefully from its primitve and
chaotic state. It Is eald that we. as a
Echcol. are greatly divided Into cliques
True, but all our social dl visions lack
peimanency of leaderslrip. Some day
thero will be established relationships
and until then the struggle will show
Itself In such ways and und'er such con
ditions ab J4)e (present "hack" prob
lem. The college has been called the woild
in miniature. Yet it can never be
justly considered In that way aB long as
the student receives money from home,
and as long as ho Is young. After the
Freshman year he becomes more or less
blinded by the social whirl. It is more
pretentious than anything he has
known before. The desire to put the
beBt foot forward is a leading one and
it is right and eminently right. He
may not "know exactly what to do,"
but generally It's a case of "the boy
guesBed right the very first time." Yet
some places he runs amuck.
He has, sayrten dollars a month
over necessary expenses, Let us call
that a fair average. No one in Lincoln
can make ten dollars do the work of
twenty. It's more often a case of five.
No man, under such circumstances, can
afford a hack for strictly Informal af
fairs. It's a mere mathematical prop
osition, a business proposition, even.
Of course he can do it, but be-can not
hold the proper relation between his
money and his enjoyment of It. I am
etrlctly speaking of Informal affairs.
Let him save two hack fares. He
can then get two good seats at the
Oliver. That Is a Just relation be
tween the student's money and his en
joyment. Where is tho girl that would
not want to see things done the latter
way? She simply can't have both.
ije may flunk. She can, but. she can't.
She does not go to the show for the
simple reason that slie went to the last
informal in a hack.
,, While, the social life of a community
or an Institution Is In a comparatively
lawless state, no one can do himself
or his friends, an injustice by falling
to follow some momentary leader, as,
for Instance, the present hack fiend.
Eastotn schools have their social ways
and conduct governed by strict laws.
We are now making ours.
Before the hack for informal func
tions becomes a necessary adjunct to
our University life, the student must
have more money. The student can
pay for it now, but he can not do' so
and hold the Just relation between .b
money anu tho worth of It,
The girl who point blank demands a
hack1 for an informal occasion must
by all means wear evening dress. And
U she wants 10 wear evening gowns lo
Informal affairs, why of course the
man must get a hack. However, tiie
girls understand how things are as
well as the boys. It tnkeB courage on
both Bide to begin even a spasmodlc
reform. But It does not take nenr the
courage now that It will shouUP bo al
low the custom to becomo fixed. What
ever the action taken tho boys and girls
will stand by each othpr. 1 have seen
enough of llfo to know that that lr
As I said at first we are living Just
beyond our means. 1 am not kicking.
I would do the same thing again. But
I would got tho best enjoyment I could,
and It wouldn't be spent In dollar
lumps to ride four blocks.
It Is conceded that a hack is a nec
essity when partleB live a Jong dis
tance from the place of the" function,
and the weather Is very Inclement; that
It Is Indispensable both ways when
theie are no convenient street car fa
cilities, and one way only when the
function ends after the cars have
stopped running. WJth these excep
tions, the use of a hack Is a "luxury,"
and what Is said in this artl le applies
only to the latter condition.
Three polntH of view embrace every
phase of the problem. The effect on
the boy, on the girl, and on University
society. If It be demonstrated that
the unrestricted use of hacks. Is In all
three cases Inn infill and objectionable,
what right-minded, manly young muii.
or what right-minded, womanly young
woman, will maintain or defontl the
What is the effect of the custom upon
the boy? The one who can not affuid
the luxury has but one alternative, to
"rob Peter to pay Paul," by living
for some time on two meals, or scujiL
lunches a day. This sacrifice of reul
necessaries of llfo Is wrong. It Is
especially Injurious during college life
for It Is a drain upon the working
powers of tho student.
However the damage Is but partially
stated In terms of extravagance. Those
who hire a hack for which they know
they can not afford to pay are depressed
with the consciousness of their extrav
agance. TIiobo who have sufficient
backbone to bo honest with themselves
and go without a hack, onduro 'he
stings and smarts of mortification and
tho innuendoes of comparison. In both
cases tho evening's pleasure Is marred,
and the hack cub torn becomes In ef
fect a hold-up of social enjoyment.
This is not a mere surmise, for a
young man expressed himself to this
very effect. Ho belonged to the large
class who can not afford the hack. At
ono function he ordered tho hack, at
another ho did not. and on both oc
casions ho declared that his . pleasure"
was materially diminished and Im
paired. There Is a third effect on some young
men who try to keep up appoaranccs;
thoso who have too much appetite to
balance accounts by sacrificing meals,
and too little character to be strictly
honest.. Therefore laundTy bills and
room rents are unpaid, or to mention
an extreme case, students' books dis
appear and" are later found, at. a sec
ond hand book store.
Not all results aro so Immediate as
those named, but the least noticeable
aro sometimes the most serious. Dur
ing the period when the habits of llfo
are being formed, tho practice of pond
ing for luxuries more than one can af
ford; of living beyond one's income;
of sacrificing independence to ape tho
opulent few, Is pernicious and dan
gerous. Some weaken thelK working power
by sacrificing physical necessities;
some hire hacks at the cost of social
pleasure; some take an immediate
downward course even to the' extent
of potty larceny; all form habits of ir
extravagance and- dependence.
To the young man of ample means,
If the expenditure be not extravagant,
It at least seta a standard which rnn.
duces to extravagance, Furthermore
If knowing the effect of example uporf .
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