The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 13, 1904, Image 1

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a be Batlv IFlebrasftan
Sophomore Class Should Con
sult Its Own Wishes.
"Of course the petition will be
pushed, and the wishes of t lie class
will prevail in this matter," Bald one
of the members of the sophomore class
in reply to a Nebraskan reporter's in
quiry yesterday. " We expected that
the appointments would be made as
soon as the news that a petition was
being circulated became general. Why,
we don't care if they elect the same
fellowB that have been appointed, only
the men who are given these places
should be elected by the class and
represent its wishes."
The above Is the expression of but
one of several similar opinions that
wore made to Nebraskan reporters
yesterday. It indicates that those
pushing the petition will not rest until
their work is accomplished and the
class has met to take action. The
pressure that has been aroused by this
petition for the election of the editor
and business manager of the Som
brero is certainly maklng Itself felt
and it cannot help but have a potent
effect in bringing the class together
for deliberation.
The announcement of the editors in
yesterday morning's Journal did not
croate any great surprise, " as such a
move had been expected to follow
closely on the heels of the circulation
of the petition. But those circulating
the petition have -acted deliberately
and are covering the field thoroughly,
being confident in the power of the
class to reach a satisfactory conclu
sion. In the minds of many of the
members of the Sophomore class, the
appointments made must hang in sus
pension for a while. No movement
made with an apparent purpose to
thwart the wishes of the majority of
the class can be allowed to stand, un
til after the members have decided
upon what they prefer to do.
The propriety of tho president an
nouncing his appointments at this
time is doubted and it is felt that It
would have been better If he consulted
the wishes of the others by first call
ing a class meeting upon the earliest
opportunity. The business Is import
ant and the majority of the class desire
It, and even now he ought to bo willing
to do so. He may have acted accord
ing to what he believes his constitu
tional powers, but if the class has just
cause for belief In its right to elect
the editor and business manager of
the Sombrero, Hum its wiBhes must be
paramount, A meeting should be called
and as widespread notification of it
as possible should be made. This Is
tho best solution of, tho problem, and
tho only one that can result in a satis
factory conclusion.
Tho point that must bo kept most
prominently In view Is the good o, the
book. In other Institutions where' the
class elects the editor and manager
far better results aro obtained. But It
Is certain that they man who ppt in a
is certain that tho men who are put
In charge of the work should bo en
dorsed by the class and have its con
fidence. Even if tboBO who have been
appointed by the president should be
elected and endorsed, it would be much
more satisfactory than letting the
present conditions prevail, and the
class refraining rom taking any ac
tion whatever. As matters noV stand,
it. is best that the class should act,
and .whatever It does we are sure will
bp done for tho best interests of- the
We understand that tho petition Is
not being circulated by any faction in
the late election, but that a number of
tho president's suppdrters are con
corned In tho work of securing, signa
tures. Hence this matter is certainly
not a personal affair,' but concerns the
class as a whole. Such being the' case
the class should bo heard and Its
wishes prevail.
Supporters of Soph. President
Send in Communication
Will Celebrate Thirty Fifth An
niversity With Program.
The following communication was
handed to us yesterday with t lie re
quest that we publish it:
Editor Nebrasknn:
The Daily Nebraskan in the issue of
February 12, publishes the petition
which is being circulated among mem
ber? of the Sophomore class and takes
a decided stand In favor of the senti
ment of that petition. It is stated In
that article that dishonesty has pre
vailed in class affairs in the past, and
it is intimated that the same dishon
esty pollutes class politics at present.
It ill becomes those who were on
the losing side in the recent Sopho
more class election to come forward
with a proposition to divest the ofllce of
president of those duties and powers
which custom from time immemorial
has attached to that office. Every mem
ber of the Sophomoreplass who went
Into the meeting of the class on last
Monday morning, understood perfectly
that the man receiving the majority
of votes for president was to appoinL
tho Sombrero board.
The Dally Nebraskan In Its Issue
of February fi, said: "The appointment
of the management of next year's Som
breio will be under the control of the
president, who will be elected at the
next meeting of the class." It was well
known about the University that the
man who received the majority of votes
in tho Sophomore meeting was to ap
point the Sombrero board. Mr. Smith
received tho majority of votes on the
first ballot. Tho clasB thereby ex
pressed its confidence In him to per
form the duties of that office in an hon
orable and just manner.
Was It good form for tho defeated
faction of tho class' to try to take out
of the president's hands duties which
It was understood should be performed
by the one chosen to fill that office?
Such opposition bears a strong re
semblance to sore-headedlsm.
Tho wisdom of Presidont Smith in
making his appointments has not been
questioned. The gentlemen to whom
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Buckner and Lee Have Made
Arrangements to Join In
Two more old Inter-state debaters
have climbed into the scrimmage. Witrr
the members of last year's champion
ship squad who had already registered
for the preliminary, and with the large
list of new men, George Lee and Emory
Buckner lfned up yesterday. On ac
count of the heavy college work they
aro both obliged to carry in addition to
outside calls on their time, it was not
expected until recently that they would
be In the scrimmage this year. "Lee de
bated against Misourl in. 1901, was in
tho team against Missouri In 1902, and
went against Kansas last year at Law
rence. Last year, wljlch was Buck
ner's flrBt year in Interstate debating,
he wont against Kansas.
Tho preliminary debate Is supposed
to take place In about a week, Thefe
are thirty' or thirty-two entries, Secre
tary Ityner reports.
No further word has been received
from Washington.
Our number is 210 So. 12th St ' Our
business is wholesale and retail bar
bers' supplies razors, strops, combs,
brushes, cosmetics, toilet Articles of
every description. A. L. UNDELAJiD.
If your cadet trousers show much
wear, better order a new pair before
spring. We- use an excellent cloth in
our uniforms. Pants, $5.50 Palne's
Clothing Stdro.
Box of cigars given away every day
at Powell's Oliver theatre building.
Next Monday afternoon tho thirty
fifth annual Charter Day exercises and
mid-winter commencement of the Unl
erslty will bo held. Tho exercises
will begin with the meeting of the
Board of Regents at 2 o'clock. Dur
ing the afternoon all departments of
the University will, as usual, be thrown
open to the public. MubIc will bo
furnished by the Cadet band In Grant
hall, where tho competitvo drill of the
Pershing Rifle corps will also be held,
followed by tho Indoor athletic contest,
a program In detnll of which Is pub
lished elsewhere on this page.
In the evening, beginning at 8
o'clock, the mid-winter commencement
will bo held and the Charter Day ex
ercises continued in tho chapel. Pro
fessor George Herbert Palmer, as was
announced in Tho Nebraskan several
weeks ago, will deliver tho Charter Day
oration. Dr. Palmer Is professor of
philosophy at Harvard University, and
a man of International fame In educa
tional circles. Ho was tho husband of
the late Alice Freeman Palmer, presi
dent of Wellesley College, and who was
perhaps tho greatest leader In the
cause of woman's education tho coun
try over saw, Professor Palmer Is the
author of numerous scientific and phil
osophical works, which have gained
recognition for him everywhere. As a
man, he is well known and admired
by Boveral members of our faculty who
speak most highly of him.
The musical features of the exer
cises will be furnished by tho Cadet
band and tho University chorus, to
gether with an organ solo by Mn.
Raymond. The program In detail Is as
2:00 p. m. Moetlng of Board of Re
gents. All departments of the University
open to the public.
Music by Cadet band, Grant Hall.
Drill by Pershing Rifles, Grant
3:00 p. m. Annual Indoor- Athletic
Contest, Grant Hall.
8:00 p. m. Memorial Hall.
Music Organ Solo, Mrs. Carrie B
Invocation, Rov. Dr. H. C. Swearin
gen. Music Chorus, "Hallelujah," "Mes
siah," University ChoriiB with organ
and stidngB. Miss Stella Rice at or
gan. ft Charter Day Oration Dr. George
H. Palmer, Harvard Unverslty.
Music Overture, "Crown Dia-
raond,' Auber, Cadet band.
Conferring of Degrees.
Music Selection, "Coronation
March," Meyerbeer, University Band.
Benediction, Dr. Swearlngon.
Presents Guidons
Tho Pershing Rifles were, at their
drill Thursday evening, tho happy re
cipients of a pair of beautiful guidons,
the present of tho Phi Beta Phi sor
ority. Tho emblems are of scarlet and
cream Bilk, worked with cross-guns
and the initials "P. R." They are to
bo carried by .the guide's of the company.
Stereoplicon Lecture.
The stereopticon views and the lec
uro of Professor Alysworth in Ameri
can histbrly II Friday morning was a
grand success. The modes and curious
customs of dress and travel were shown
up in an exoellent manner and the
class will now bo able to understand
the history of the times much bettor.
The R. & C. Barber Shop. Eight
chairs. Two doors east of Lyric tho-
Special rate to students at Hendry's.
Uni Wins In A Hard Fought Bat
tle. 2nd Team Also Wins.
Before a crowd that should have been
four times as large tho 'Varsity team
defeated the Omaha Y. M. 0. A. and
the second University team lowered
Wesleyan's colors in two exciting
games of basket ball.
Both tho 'Varsity and the Omaha
team had previously dofeated the Lin
coln Y. M. C. A. team by vory oven
scores and tho teams were very evenly
matched. Only at tho laBt did tho
'Varsity men obtain any decided ad
vantage. In Individual work the Oma
ha mon did not show up so well as did
tho Nebraskans, but In team work thoy
excelled us.
Tho game opened up by Omaha scor
ing on a foul, after a mlnuto or bo of
play. Fully flvo minutes elapsed bo
foro another score was made, when
Omaha again scored on a foul. Tho
University's first Bcoro came after wo
had -I polntB against us, Elliot throw
ing a dimcult goal.
Scoring then was on one side and on
the other, with tho half ending 15 to
10 In favor of Omaha.
Hewitt replaced Newton at centor
the second half and "Red" Boomed to
Infuse some fire Into the follows. Tho
scoro kept about even for a time, but
Elliot, Hagenslck and Hewitt finally
located tho baskets and goal followed
goal In quick succession, until the '
score stood 35 for the University to
26 for Omaha.
Hoar played a star game at guard,
and Elliot and Howitt scored most
heavily. All tho 'Varsity mon out
played their Individual opponents, only
the Omaha team work holding the
pcoro down. Chorrlngton was Omaha's
bright particular star.
Tho game between the second team
and WoBleyan resulted Jn tho defeat
of Wesleyan by a scoro of 24 to 10.
Miller, who played tho last half, Krako
and Tyner wero In tho game all tho
time and Wesleyan had no show from
tho start.
The line-up for tho two-games is as
Nebraska: Guards, Hoar and Bepe
dlct; center, Hewitt and Newton;
forwards, Hagenslck and Elliot.
Omaha Y. M. C. A.: Guards, WHIard
and Anderson; center, Hansen; for
wards Chorrlngton and Blxton.
Second University: Guards, Tyner
and Ludden; center, Noyes; forwards,
Krake, Mathewson and Miller.
Wesleyan: Guards, Smith and Mor
gan; center, Merrill; forwards, Kluvor
and Kims.
Monday is tho thirty-fifth Charter
Day, and the regents have ordained it
a holiday. Formerly Charter Day was
observed because on that day occurred
the midwintor commencement, but such
Is not the case. By far tho most prom
inent feature of Charter pay now Is
the indoor athletic contest. These
"ontests have Increased in popularity,
until now tho crowd's thaturn out tax
even our; spacious (?) ojmory. Last
vear saw the most successful of all
Charter Day contests, and nearly every
record was broken, and now that tho
athletes have had tho advantage of
Dr. Clapp's efficient training for over
a year, wo freely predict a still more
remarkable contest, perhaps oven a
western record. The Interest .that tho
athletes themselves show In Charter
Day is manifested "by the long list of
entries. In the dash over fifteen mon
are entered, and in all the other events
there is such a Jong list of contest
ants that if there were not some limi
tations the contest will take too long.
Consequently there will be a weeding
out this afternoon at 2:30 In all events
in which there are more thnn six en
tries. The Charter Day program will
begin at 3 o'clock. There wjll be no
admission charge and no tickets. Fif
ty seats will be reserved for special
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