The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 24, 1904, Image 1
,-14'T7,f U. - V - i 'ft- fbe 3atl IFlebraefean i VOL m. NO. 92 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, t90i. ' PRICE 3 CENTS - -.m V v TS IT . ,JI MAY CHANGE THE PLANS "The Regents are Doing the Best They Can to Save the Atheletic Field." Although not fllclall conflimeM there is .eery reason to beliee that the Regents have decided not to aar riflce the athletic field "in the inter ests of the new physics building Rumors of Reconsideration Last N ight. Late yesterday afternoon a rumoi was afloat that the Doard of Regents had taken action with an object in view of taking measures toward chang ing the plans, or modifying the location of the new phyBics building, which if bad decided to locate on the athletic Held. Inquires by a force of Nebras kan reporters lcsulted in obtaining scmel nformation irom prominent ier hons who are in a position to know the tacts of the case, and this while a little Indefinite, tends to confirm the original rumor. Confirmed by a University Official. A reliable, well posted party, stated positively that the building committee of the Board of Regents had met and decided to consult with the arcliiteets with a view to having the wing cut off or modified in such a way as to leave the athletic field clear for all prnctical purposes. Considering the source there is no reason for doubting this state ment, and wo are willing to accept it as reliable. It was known yesterday afternoon that the building and finance commit tees were to meet, and it was surmisel that the former committee would con sider the matter of the location of the new physics building. In fact it seemed quite probable that they vould take some definite action regarding this important question. Secretary Dates Not Inclined to Substantiate; ' Judge i Dales was seen at his home yesterday evening by a Nebraslcan reporter and he stated' that the. building-committee had met for the pur pose. 'o consulting with the architects regarding the plans of the- three new buildings. These are the big building at the Farm, and the physics and ad ministration buildings. The confer ence with the architect would be for the purpose of passing upon the platiB and fixing the exact dimensions, form and all details. Tnese facts Judge Dales explained in ctetaii, but he gave no reason for believing that the wins would be cut off or even modified. He stated that the meeting was a regular one and one that .was custdmary to be held when such business came up. Chancellor Andrews Offers a , Little Encouragement. Chancellor Andrews was Interviewed by lenltc-jo, anil he stated" "that the' Beard1 of' Regents 'were doing every thing in their power to save the ath letic field. The ' building commftree Wfo arranging to confer with the archl- henges could be made to produce tit. desired lobiilt. He said that if there was, any way possible to locate the building po that it would not ruin thn fle'cl. it would be done. This Is cer tainly a safe ass.irance that the Re gents will do what they can to prc ?rve our field and prevent Its being unnecessarily encroached upon. It is a we'l known fact that they' have the interests of athletics at heart, as this is generally admitted. Time is sufficient evidence cited foi believing that a change will be made and that the athletic field will be saved for the time being. The first informa tion we received as referred to before, n.s fiom a man who 1h In a position to know, and whose word Is perfectly tvMal le it was hardly possible thai be could have been mistaken. Chan cel'cr Andrews' statement goes far to ward confliming the suimise and dis pelling whatever doubt might exist. So widespread has been the concent aroused over the threatened closing of our field to athletics that it was felt tnat the Regents would seek to do something to avoid the results thai would ensue If such a course was re solved upon. It was evident that if the field had to be given up, athletic:-, would be discontinued unless grounds? were provided elsewhere. So important were the considerations involved, that It was realized that the Regents would do everything in their power to avoid taking any action that would be so detrimental to one of the most im portant features of University life Thiough the confidence that we can reasonably hold in this fact, it is only reasonable to believe that the Regents at present contcmplato means for avoiding the necessity of Intruding up on outdoor athletics. In this belief practically confirmed by the statements published nbove, wo have reason to find comfort. No bitter feeling has been exhibited against the Regents by University peo ple as Jt was believed that they would act for the best and do all they could to avoid the necessity of sacrificing athletics. It was felt that they would take cognizance of the objections raised and do whatever was practica ble. It has been many a long day since a question of such concern and vital Interest lias been brought to the attention of the student body. It is seldom that a matter involving so much to them has been brought to light. It Is easy then to appreciate their anxiety and deep interest in the mat ter, as even the temporary departure of athletics from our Instituion would be sincerely regretted. The Athletic Board has made Its po sition plain In this matter. It held that If the new building was put upon the athletic field and nn nrrnuMmnnia made for groundB elsewhere, athletics CONCERT University Cadet Band August Hagenow, Conductor. ADMISSION, 25, 35 AND 50 CENTS. Monday, February 2 1904 OLIVER THEATRE. must cease here until such arrange ments could bo made. In view of the HI success financially that has attend ed athletics, the Board of Control cer tnnly would not be ablo to hire a mlta ble location and put It In proper shap.i for another field. If the Bonrd had had the money to hire or buy another field it might hove considered the advisa bility of doing bo. but as long ns we are outside of the "Big Nine" nothing of this kind can bo clone. It never made any criticism oi the noard of Regents, but Insisted that if It had no field there would be no ath letics. It was willing, however, to sub mit Its caee to tlio Regents and if they decide that nothing could be done, It would have accepted their judgment without protest. Other institutions had ndvlsed our athletic authorities nover to submit to tho athletic field being removed from the campus unless obliged to do so. All these facts be ing generally known had an Influential effect In shaping opinion and lining tip the student body in opposition to any move that would tend to injure ath letics here. But now a comforting assurance Is offered, and it Is very probable that our athletic field will be the scene of many conflicts yet to come. The pres ent provisions may not be permanent, but they will prevent our athletics from being turned out to hunt for an abiding place. Athletics Is piobabl now assured of a home until new nec essities ailsc compelling the securing of accommodations elsewhere. ILLUSTRATED LECTURE. John D. Brady Lectures Egyptology. on The University people were enter tained yesterday morning dining con vocation period by Mr John D Brody, p Unlvcihlty student, on the subject of Kcypt Tho lecture was well illus trated by steropticon views taken by him In the land of architecture, wheio pyiamlds and obelisks that have stood the test of ages still pierce the sky and are gassed upon with awe by the many travelers who never cease to wonder at their stupendous magnitude and the unparalleled skill of tho ancient Egyp tians Mr. Brody was familiar with Ills sub ject and gave" vivid descriptions as the slides were rapidly passed through the gleam. Mr. Brody was a soldier in the Spanish-American war and spent almost two years In the archipelago with the First Nebraska regiment, where ho helped carry Col. Stotsenburgfrom the field during the fierce encounter with the In surgents. While In -that country he visited China and Japan and since his return has spent some time rambling In tho historic places of tho United States, England, France, Germany and Italy, in short he has visited every con tinent on tho globe. The lecture was well attended and highly appreciated, ns shown by tho Interest of those present. Sam's Cafe. The only place in tile city to get .the famous "Little Gem Hot Waffles." Special service for ! dies. Special rates to students washing typewriting done. 512 Richards block. Chnpln Bros.. Florists, 127 So. J3th. iMmHnaHHnBMHHBHiHiiMHHBMi THE FIRST ROUND Debaters' Battle for Places on tho Interstate Teams. The largest crowd that ever listened to a preliminary debato nt Nebrasku gathered in Memorial hall last even ing. The Monroe doctrine queptlou was discussed with great force by tho first thirteen candidates for our lnter- Stnto flnltnt lllcr onnnlu ...1,., ...... i - I ....... v.. r rMiuwn mill I UIIIIIIIIIMII II the hearty npplause and-npprcetatlon n! their henrci-H. In the absence of Mr. Albert Watklns who was not able to be present. Secretary Ira Ryner or the Debating Board presided and In troduced the speakers in the following ordor: . - - Alilrmatlve: Ughtner, first. Moore, third. Anderson, fifth. Levy, eighth. Klmmell, eleventh. Negntlve: Leo, second. Milek, fourth. Black, sixth. Wnldion, seventh. Lewis, ninth. Sawyer, tenth. Mogan. twelfth. Driscoll, thirteenth. Mr. Lightner, the first speaker on the alilrmatlve. cloned the debate with n three minute summnry and robuttal. Each speaker wbb greeted with en thuPiasm as he addressed the audience. Mcesis. kevy and Mogan. who arc old Lincoln high school men. called forth in addition tho hlch school veil tmm several old class mates In that Insti tution. Manv excellnnt nnlhiu wnm Introduced, which will undoubtedly hnvo much to do in the result of the Kansas-Nebraska debate In April. Pro fessor Fogg was highly pleased with the quality of the-discussion, giving it as his opinion that It was the best first-night preliminary during his con nection with the University. Dr. Ross, one of the Judges, concurred in this opinion, and added that more interest was displayed in tho debate than ever before at this Institution. This ovening tho preliminaries will bo continued, tho following men speak ing: . Negative side. Order drawn Zook, first. Brookings, second. Sunderlln, third. Mohrman, fouith. Johnson, fifth. McReynolds, sixth. Meyers, seventh. Bockner, eighth. Afflrmatlvo side. Order drawn. Brady, first. Clark, second. Wllburn, third. James, fourth. Dr. Ross, Professors Cook, Taylor, French and Caldwell, who acted ob judges last evening, will continue in that capacity tonight. The debate will begin promptly at 7:30 p. m., nnd at its conclusion the result of both even ings, together with the names of -tho successful candidates who will repre sent Nebraska In her Interstate con tests this spring, will bo announced. v The final -results of the preliminaries A piomlBo to be very close, as extraor- ' (Unary abilities wero displayed by tho men on both sides last evening, "and will doubtless bo tonight also. The Wliltobrenst Co.. nt lioc'o St., Is the place to buy coal. ' " - FREE A handSQme clothesbrush. Coll at Riggs' Pharmacy and get one, i i i i Leming's, ice crenm ana candy: 11th apd L Sts. ! , l 4 " . l m il , t .a .VI T IS?- L tK aw Wright Drug Co., 117 No. 11th 'nhono 213, -' ' lt -'&' t& , r'"V- ' u ' feii.A ''A 'm " ' ' J -V ' Vi" X M L- .- V ' ' .