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5B!T5555SS?55RS3i0 n Fljw, '.;-?" t j " vrt f? V1 V tH"""" I' M jf ,M jm 8$r SW 'IJAU' s:r ails IFlebraekan VOL. III. NO. 84 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, J904. PRICE 3 CENTS SOPHS PROTEST AGAINST IT Y M.C.A. TONIGHT -.3 vibe r VfOmfi EDGREN MEMORIAL Services Will Be Held in Chapel Sunday Afternoon. Next Sunday afternoon, beginning at 4 o'clock, raomorlal Berviccs for the late Dr. Edgren will bo held in Memo rial hall. Dr. Edgren's recent death at hia home In Stockholm. Sweden, is still fresh in the minds of University people, and the services which are to be held to his memory have been in courae of preparation over since that sad event was announced. His long connection with this Universit had won for him a firm place not only in the hearts of University people, but of Nebraskans in general, and friends of this institution throughout the stae will join with us in offering' tributes to his memory. Prominent personage3 of Lincoln will offer appreciations of Dr. Edgren, as ho appeared in dlffei-, ent aspects, whljo the men and women in the University who knew him best will also contribute their share towaul making the services a fitting memorial to the great man. It will be the desire of those taking part in the exercises to show the. in estimable good that Dr. Edgren ac complished for the peoplo of thiB Uni erslty as much as to evidence their soirow nt his loss. The following is the program in detail. Funeral March. Ch'oplrn - Mrs. Carrlf B. Raymond. Reading, Chancellor E. Benj. An drews. "Lead Kindly Light," University Chorus. . Tributes to Dr. Edgren Tho Scholar L. A. Sherman The University Teacher Chas. E. Bessy "I Know That My Redeemer Llveth'' Mrs. R. A. Holyoke The American Citizen. ..Chas. H. Gere Tho Man Lawrence Fossler "Abide With Me," University Cho rus and Audience It will be seen from the above pro gram that every side of Dr. Edgren'? character will be given a full and ap preciative dlBouBSion by men who were prominently associated with him dur ing his connection with the University. He was a man whose fame was not confined to the limits of this Institu tion, but extended throughout the en tire country, and it is probable that he- did more to bring the University Into prominence than any other man ever connected with it. A great interest is being manifested in the services by tho people of Lincoln, and an Immense aud ience will doubtless attend tho Memo rial. - Petition Being Circulated for the Election of tho Editor and Man ager of tho Sombrero by the Sophomore Class. May Lunch in Y. W. C. A.-Room. A new custom haB been established in the association rooms. All glrhiJ wno unng inoir luncues are urgeu in bring them to the room to eat and join all the rest. Hot tea and choco late are served. This makes lunches far more palatable on these cold days and there is afforded an opportunity for a little enjoyment and to get ac w qualnted with other girls. We wish It to bo distinctly understood this is noi for association girls alone, but for overy girl in tho Institution. Sara's Cafe. The only place In the city to get the famous "Little Gem Hot Waffles." Special service far 1 dies. Snecial rates to students wishing typewriting done. 512 Richards block. Box of cigars given avray every day at Powell's Oliver theatre building.. Union Shining "Parlor, 1018 0 qt" ' Chairs ahd ladies and gentlemen. 'We. th undersigned membeis of the class of '00, believing that the Som brero represents the University as well as the Junior class, desire that tho rditor-ir.-chlcf and business manager of the Sombrero board bo elected by the Sophomore claES. and pledge ourselves to ote for any such measure." The foiegoing paragraph 1b the text of a petition that is being circulated by members of the Sophomore class, and its purposo is self-explanatory. Tho stand is taken that the Sombrero not only concerns tho Junior class, but the whole University as well, and that the Interests .involved are too large to be entrusted to individuals who may chance to gain control of the book through their own efforts and the sup port that they can procure by arious means. The men who receive the chief places on the Sombrero board must be men who can be trusted to subvert their own ends to the good of the book, and hence to the good of the class and of the Unhertity. The results of combinations by in teiested parties can hardly prove sat isfactory to the class, and It Is felt that this is a feature that is bound to creep In, unless proper precautions can be taken to prevent it. It is felt that the class can receive a safer assuranco of having a creditable book through taking action of its own accord to bring about such a result, than by tiueting to what chanco may bring after the control of the book has fall en to Individuals who would In all probability seek to Improve the op portunity for their own personal ad vantage to the detriment of the book. The best Interests of the book nn.l personal ends can not be served at tho same time, and of the two-the former have always suffered. Up to yesterday ovening seventy names had been signed to the petition and the field had been by no means fully covered. Tho fact that those cir culating the petition had no difficulty in securing signers Is sufficient Evi dence that tho idea of having the book more under Control of the class is a popular one among University people In general. In fact It seems certain that the future success. Qt the book depends upon the outeomd of the move ment that has just been started, Un less the University public is assured that the men who are placed In charge of tho Junior Annual aro men whom the clnsfl deslfes fo see them and men who can beTrusted to fulfill the wishes of their class-mates who have -htterested themselves In an undertak ing to place the control and standard of the book upon a higher piano, it is doubtful if sufficient support can bo ob tained to make it a success. University people are disgusted with tho methods that have prevailed In the past and they strongly desire to see a change. They can feel no satisfaction Jn tho knowledge that tho suppprt thpy accord fulfills only a purt ojr the pur pose that they desire it to. Thero is nothing reassuring In tho idea that their efforts to help make the bopk a success fall Bhort of the .mark through the Intervention of individuals whq' are only too apt to turn the powors entrusted jto them to their own advan tage. They would certainly contribute more freely If they were suro that the book would receivo the greatest benefit, and that there- would be no danger of their efforts being put forth Invain. If their wishes should bo ful filled wo would have a better book The Basketball Team Will Strive With the Men From Omaha. and less dishonesty in class affairs. ThiB mismanagement and dishonesty Mint has prevailed In the pnst has flourished merely because no check has been applied. The proceedings of individuals who have thus worked to their own pecuniary advantage havo been viewed with complacency, and a man's success wasHjudged by the size of his rake-off. That such a thing will be tolerated behind the scenes is the general impression that has pre vailed, and thus many have been incited to go In and try for tho places to see how large a haul thoy could make, because there "Was nothing to re strain them. But now University sentiment has asserted itself and a change must be made. The old system must be swept' away and a now one Installed. Fair methods and disinterested efforts are necessary to the fullest success of any purpose, and especially bo In This Uni versity. Tho book is supposed to rep resent the class and the University and it must fulfill its purpose or It never can be a success. The feeling that prevails is best indicated by the opinions expressed by responsible members of the Sophomore class. One man said: "It is generally understood that tho Sombrero board was determined upon before the class met to elect tho pres ident. I presume that Ib Is generally tho case, although I can not say for sure. Yet it does not seem light that theso places should be bartered off merely to those who aro able to offer support in return. I think the only wIeo thing to do would be for the class to call a halt on this wlrq-pulllng, and get together and elect the men whom they desire to see have the places. This Beems to be the best solu tion possiblo and I, like many othors, would bo glad to aid In carrying out such a plan." This opinion brings up a phase that wo havo hesitated to touch, partly be cause we did not wish to see anyono buffer Injustice through possible mis representation and partly because we hoped It might not be true. However, the contingency is possible, and there is no doubt that the interests of the class can bo served best by allowing it to chose men satisfactory to Itself. Another man brought up a constitu tional point. He said: "The constitution of the class states that the president Is empowered to ap point committees, hut has llo refer ence to boards. The chief place's on tho Sombrero board certainly do not constitute' a committee by any means: So even if the president should an nounce tho appointments of tire editors of the Sombrero there Is no reason why tho class sTTould acept them, as he has no constitutional authority to act In fhls capacity and what the consti tution does not provide for the class must attend to." This point If borne out is alone suf ficient grounds for the election of tho editor and the business manager by tho class. And the prcsont feeling add ed to it should certainly have a deter mining effect. Wo bollevo that It -Is tho duty of the .preBldeqt of tho Sopnomore claES to call a meeting and consult the wishes pf the class. Tho petition will no doubt be signed by a great maporlty of tho cIosb. So tho' act that the majority signify, their desire to have the editor and the business manager elected by the class Is certainly sufficient reason for calling a meeting. TJils action is taken becauso of a genuine desire to seo evil conditions remedied, and the wishes of the class should prevail, as the attitude of the University public and the' final sucpess of tho book de pend ,upon such a result. Through a printer's error tho Nc brasknn yestorday morning ect last night as the date of the game between the University basket-ball team and the Omaha Christian team. This game comes -off tonight at 8 o'clock sharp, and will bo finished in time for any body to attend a .society meeting. Everybody come out and give our team a roiiBing reception in this first gam" with an outside team. Our line-up will be: Elliott and Hagensick. fof wauls; Benedict, center; Hoar and Newton, guards. We are not nblo to give Omaha's line-up. Tho completion of the schedule for our baseball trip Is held up by Min nesota's failure to reply. Bololt'aleo has not yet signed, the manager thero not yet having gained the consent of the athletic board for a game with us. A BorleB of gameB havo been ar ranged for with the Omaha Western Lcaguo team for April 5. G. and 7. These games will be played In Lin coln and may be followed by another series in Omaha. These games al ways furnish excellent practlco for our team and we have always succeeded In capturing at least one In the series. Negotiations are also under way for a game with the Chicago National League team,. to be played in Lincoln about the middle of April. Poor old. Kansas! She really de serves the world's sympathy and at the samo time the world's deepest respect for having sacrificed her best football game to her principles. Manager Plank has made a tour of the Big Nino and managed to secure a game with only ono, and that one thb tall-endor. Two extracts from his report are note worthy: "Illinois had promised to play Nebraska If she came west." Kansas evidently doubts whether Illinois is coming west or not, and thinks that If she did she would much rather play forsaken Kansas than Nebraska. "The schedule next year will be a hard one for KausaB. The three- big gameB- are Purdue, Haskell, Colorado." We be lieve the first part of this, but we wonder what Kansas thinks of oar schedule, on which Colorado ranks sixth instead of third. Captain States desires all the long dlstanco runners in school to como out on Tuesdays and Thursdays nt .V. and on Saturdays at 2:30. Y. W, C. A. Notes. The object of this association shall " be the development of Christian char acter in its members and the prosecu tion of active Christian work, par ticularly among the young womon of the institution. The noon meetings of the Y. W. C. A. for tho week beginning February 10, will be In charge of Mis3 Anna Van Zandt, who will give extracts from Gordon's "Quiet Talk on Power." All who can, are urged to como the first day and each (lay as promptly nt 12:20 as possible In order that the con nection may not be lost, for the run ning sequence will be very essential to tho help and onjoymen to be dorlveil from these readings. Tho social committee reports that , dozens and dozens of gayly qolored heart cookies have been ordered for tho social nt Mrs. P. M. Hall's, 10.40 J) street, and now it is up to tho girls of .the association to bo theVe and help the committee cat thonf. A good time is sure to be tho result of tho preparations which havo been made for this evening, Saturday evening, January 13th; Chris' Bath Parlor, llth andi P Sts. ChRpin Bros., Florist?, 127 So. J3tk. -a n i 'J j tt-i ir A' - I ,vV lK-jm ? ?.