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VOL. in. NO. 91 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, J904.
PRICE 3 CENTS
Track and Base Ball Men Evade
Ruling of Regents.
The cloud which Iiqh been hanging
over spring athletics, occasioned by
the order of the Board of Regents that
no men should be excused from dril.1
tills semester for athletics, hap beer
dispelled. By application to Chancel
lor Andrews, the men presenting the
proper credentials were excused from
fuither drill this semester, upon the
promise that they would enter the
ranks next fall. This leaves the men
recommended for track team woik and
for the baseball squad, free to devote
their timcto practice, wit bout being both
ered by the consciousness of a heavy
penalty hanging over them. Some thir
ty men have profited and there is no
longer any danger of spring athletics
being hampered through disparity of
material. This news is received with
rejoicing by the students in general,
as it is doubtful if our University
ould have been properly represented
on the track and on the diamond, had
so many of our best athletes been tied
up in the cadet battalion.
The basket ball team returned from
its northern trip late Saturday night
after splitting even in four hard
games. The boys report a pleasant
trip and excellent treatment. At Min
nesota an informal dance was given
after the basket ball game. This plan
is generally pursued In the west, and
the Colorado managers assert that it
more than doubles their crowds and en
ables them to pay their expenses easily.
Nebraska won the game Friday night
with the Minneapolis Y. M. C. A. by a
score of 15 to 10. The ball was in Ne
braska's hands two-thirds of the lime,
but the forwards seemed unable to hit
the baskets. The floor was lined with
posts, which interfered with our team
work, and in this way held down the
Morningslde was easy. bu;t Sioux
City simply ran away with our team.
The center wna six feet seven Inches,
and could reach higher than Hewitt
could jump, unless ho climbed up, in
which case they called a foul on him.
All of Nebraska signals depended on
the center gelling the ball, so they
had to be abandoned.
The boys are still a little ha.y about
what happened to them at Minnesota.
They were three points ahead at the
end of the first half and' were six in
the lead when only ten minutes was
left to play In the second, but In that
last ten mlhutes the Gopher machinery
started to work and before they could
be stopped they had run up 28 points,
making the score 42 to 21.
A BIG TOURNAMENT.
The Girls Basketball Teams Will
Contest FriJay Evening.
The girls' annual Inter-class tourna
ment for the University championship
and the possession of the pennant for
the season of 1904-05, will be held In
the armory Friday evening. Most of
the teams are now ready for the fray.
The Senior team will be captained by
Miss Emma Shlubur,. one of the for
wards of the 'Varsity. The Freshmen
will he captained" by their center and
an experienced player, Miss Wllla
Adams, who Is also a 'punter on the
second team. The- Sophomores elected
Miss Margaret pMlobury captain. The
Juniors, champions 0f two seasons,
have placed the fortunes of their team
in charge of Miss, Minnie Jansa, the
brilliant 'Varsity goal thrower.
The Junior team, holders of the
championship, 'after passing Intact
through tFO seasons, suffered this year
the loea'qf many strong players. Miss
Pearl' Archibald, last year's center and
captain, who threw the winning goal
for her team in the match last year,
is now in Dakota. The team's strong
guard, Mrs. W. H. Leavitt (Miss Ruth
Bryan), also deserted it. So did MIsh
Edna King, forward, once captain of
the Lincoln high school team. Two
others players not now in school are
Miss Lorraine Comstock of Omaha, and
Miss Frances Bell, who UiIb semester is
attending Cornell University. The Ju
niors have been reinforced, however,
by some new material, in the return
to the University of Miss Ruth Wood
sman and Miss Angle Roosa, former
guards on 'Vnrslty second teams. The
class of 1005 is well known to be en
thusiastic and determined, and enthusi
asm counts for a great deal. The team
has "practiced a little at odd times,"
and though It can not claim the
strength of the two preceding seasons,
there are many who would not be sur
prised should it succeed in earning the
right to inscribe the figures "1905" for
the third successive time on the pen
nant of crimson and gold. Those repre
senting the class on Friday night will
probably be: Misn Roosa and Miss
Woodsmall, guards; Miss Towne and
Miss Koch, centers; and Miss Thomns
and Miss Jansa, forwards.
THE FIRST CONTEST.
Preliminary Contest Tonight in
The first of the two preliminary de
bating contests will take place this
evening In Memorial hall, when both
Eides of the question will be ably pre
sented by the men who are out for
places on the interstate debating teams.
The contest tonight coupled wdth the
one tomorrow night will decide the
membership of the teams that will
meet Washburn and Kansas. The doors
will be open early, so that the con
test will begin at 7:30 instead of 8 p.
m., nt previously announced. No one
will be admitted while a speaker is on
the platform so that it will be to the
interests of all to come early that they
may not have any trouble in getting
properly seated and be spared the nec
essity of waiting.
For the two contests some thitty
men are registered. These men have
been delving steadily for a week in
the library, having searched numerous
works in their quest for facts to sus
tain their side of the question. In eight
minutes' time each man will be ex
pected to tell what he knows about
his side of the question and in some
instances indulge in rebuttal on the
side. Hence each will be obliged to
Talk to the point and waste no time In
getting to the point. All men who are
to take part in tomorrow's contest are
obliged to remain away from the meet
ing tonight. ,
The judges for these contests will be
Professors W, G. L. Taylor, H. W.
Caldwell, E. A. Ros's, W. W. Cook, and
F. C. French. The presiding officers
have not yet been announced-.
The giving out of free tickets Is an
Innovation this year, and will undoubt
edly result in bringing out a good
crowd. A large number of these tickets
have been given out, but they can be
still secured at the executive office or
from Secretary Ira Ryner or any of
The girls who are to' take part In
the big minstrel show to bo held by
the Dramatic club soon, met In U. 100
yesterday morning to arrange for that
stupendous production. Meetings will
be held on Tuesday and Thursday, and
it Is desired that those who wore not
able to attend yesterday should try to
come out today at chapel time.
Just received, the swelleet lot of
spring samples you ever saw. Now op
sale at onohalf price. Sanderson's.
THE SOPHS MEET
Meeting Results in Empty Dis
cussion. Vice President Elected
After much difficulty the Sophomorrs
met yesterday morning in the law lec
ture room and with a mighty effort suc
ceeded in accomplishing the election ol
a vice president. It had been intended
that the remainder of the class offi
cers should be elected at this meeting
after which the matter of the Som
brero board was to be disposed of, but
the arlous disheartening occurrences
which delayed the meeting defeated tl o
President Smith's announcement of
the meeting had named U. 100 as the
place, but this had been preempted by
the Dramatic club. The Juniors were
In solemn assembly behind closed doors
In U. 107, and refused to be distrubed.
The Freshmen In the chapel were al
ready undergoing the agonies which
tho Sophomores contemplated. And in
the meanwhile the latter unfortunates
filled the halls of the main building
with loud lamentations. Someone an
nounced that the large class room in
the basement of tho chapel was va
cant, and a mad rush was at once In
stituted. After much -difficulty it was
ascertained that Dr. Clapp was conduct
ing a class In the room, and once more
despondency and gloom settled on the
troubled souls of the underclassmen.
At length, after an extended discus
sion with the leglstrar. the law lec
ture room, in the .main Jniildlug was
secured. About 250 Sophs, together
with a motley crowd of exiled Seniors
Juniors and Freshmen, completely filled
tne room. President Smith at once
called for order and calmly announced
that nominations for vice president
were in order. Hereupon someone sug
gested that a secretary would Improve
the lonesome appearance of the plat
form ( and ex-Secretary J. C. Moore
consented to act In that capacity. On
account of a large number of Sophs be
ing compelled to stand, it was sug
gested that a vote be taken by raising
the hand. An instant objection was
made to this proposal, on the grounds
that the constitution provided that
elections should be conducted by bal
lot. This in turn, was answered with
demands for tho constitution, which
was not forthcoming.
Miss Jennie Whitmore and F. W. Up
son were finally nominated for the
vice presidency, but the close of the
hour prevented tho announcement of
the ballot until after an adjournment
had been taken. Miss Whitmore was
elected by a majority of about 15 votes.
President Smith announced after a(L.
journment that the class- will meet
again next Monday morning -when It Is
hoped that matters may be settled to
the satisfaction of all concerned.
MUST PAY DOUBLE
Sam's- Cafe. The only place in the
city to get the famous "Little Qem
Hot Waffles' Special service f ladles
Stags Will Pay Extra at Senior
Prom or else Not Come.
bio to fill their programs. Then those
loyal men who get a falily good pto
gram schedule are "button-holed" by
at leaht two or three of their friends
(?)-who haven't any Indies, and who
want only two or three dances. Tv
result Is that the stags hnvo a fair
time at the oxpenso of the other fel
lows. This is unfair to themselves, to
the other fellows and to many young
ladies who deserve to go and who
would gladly go.
It Is up to the stags to "get busy"
now .and the Senior Prom will be the
most enjoyable dance of the year
Y. W. C. A. Notes.
The object of UiIb association shall
bo the development of Christian char
acter In Its members and the prosecu
tion of active Christian work, partic
ularly among the young women of the
The advisory committee of the Y. W.
C. A. will bo at home to all Univer
sity gills at tho Conservatory of Music.
Thursday, evening, February 25. 1901.
In honor of Miss Ruth Paxson. national
r.fcretary of the Y W. C. A. Freshmen
and Sophomores, 8 to 9.30; Juniors
and Senlos. 9:30 to 11 p m Every
girl should attend.
Tho gills of tho association are nl
ways ready to listen to Miss Withers,
and her talk at the meeting last Sun
day was an inspiring one. Her subject
"A Stiff Course vs Snaps," was one
which has a particular attraction for
students. Her thought was "Endure
hardness as a good soldier of Jesus
Christ." Miss Mabel 8tevons added
much to the enjoyment of the occasion
by rendering In her usual pleasing way
a vocal solo. The attendance was not
what it should have been, but the girls,
by the Intensity of their Interest, made
up for their lack In numbers.
Is an academic course?
Miss Ruth Paxson. national secre
tary of the Y. W. C. A., will visit tho
University of Nebraska February 24
29. 1904. and conduct the following
Thursday Convocation, 10 to 10:30.;
chapel noon meeting, 12:20 to 12:30;
Vesper service, 5 to G p. m., U. 10(5.
Friday Noon meeting, 12:20 to 12:30;
Vesper service, 5 to G p. m.. U. 10G.
Saturday Opqn meeting. 2 to 3 p. m.,
Sunday Quiet Hour, 9 to -10 a. m.;
Y. W. C. A. Room Rally. 3:45 to 5 p.
m., with Wesleyan and Cotner Univer
sities and Lincoln Y. W. C. A.
You are urged to he present at any
or all of these services.
Freshmen Down the Seniors and
the Snphs the Juniors.
The Senior Prom, has been set for
April, 8 at the Lincoln hotel.
Following the example set by sev
eral other leading Institutions, the
managers have been considering very
serious tho "stag" question.
In these other institutions stags are
charged double prices. This would very
effectively do away with one of the
worst features of our largest Univer
sity functions. In the past stags have
been a very serious menace to the
pleasure and enjoyment of these func
tions. They not onlycheat a consider
able number of the fair sex out of an
evening's pleasure, but they also de
prive the men who are loyal to the la
dies of a satisfactory program.
The stags "butt in" and get several
dances and the- others find it lmpossl-
The largest crowd that ever witnessed
a class basket ball game was amply re
pafil for the trouble and money last
evening when the Seniors lowered their
colors to the Freshmen, and the Sophs
defeated tho Juniors by a decisive
score. The Senior-Freshman game .,
was.the closest and best class game
ever played at Nebraska, and was bit
terly contested at every point of the
game. The Freshmen got the jump on
the Seniors at the start and maintained
a good lead up to nearly the end of tho
first half, when the Seniors gingered
up and forced the playing up to the
end, when the score stood 10 to 9
against them. In the second half My
ers took Mllek's place, but could not
atom tho tide, although at One time
he put the Seniors ahead by throwing
three goals in rapid succession. Tho
Freshmen responded to the cheers of
their supporters, however, and soon
pat themselves in the fead, wh'iqh they
held until the last whistle when the
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