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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY MARCH n, 904.
PRICE 3 CENTS
AFTER THE STAGS
Presence at So Many University
Functions Severely Criticised.
The present-' of ho ninny stags at
(lie various University social function
this year and the unwarranted height
to which the practice has attained, have
aroused anything hut a kindly feeling
against these individuals In view of
the. forthcoming sot ial events of the
near future, there is a stiong belief
that something can still lie done this
year to at least lessen the number of
those who are thus wont to put m an
appearance by their lonesome. The de
cree has already gone forth that the
Mags will have to pay double at the
Fenior Prom, of they choose to attend
as such, and this is quite likely to r-,
duce the number or those belonging to
the genus who will see fit to come out
to this event. The practice has in fact
been severely criticised and even ruled
out at many institutions.
The proximity or several social
events has aroused comment on the
-subject, and in view or the action of
r the officers or the Senior Prom com
mittee, this is more trequently to be
heard and also more representative
than heretofore. In a number ot in
stant es we have heard them bitterly
criticised, but we have made no use of
such interviews. However, we have
seen lit to present a few interviews thai
are couched in moderate language and
which seem to be representative of th"
One man said:
"The presence of stags at a dance
fcimply means that someone else who
has brought his girl must be crowded
out of ono number at least, ir not more.
The chief objection to this is the prin
ciple or the thing. They go and enjoy
themselves at another's expense. The
' main bunch of fellows go to a lot or ex
pense while the stag buys his ticket
and crawls In. Every stag that comes
causes someone else to sit a number
. out. He can get around and fill his
' program In two minutes, while this
matter occupies some time for those
who have girls to look after If any
one happens to have a popular giil lie
can get her program filled quickly, but
if the ( ase chances to be otherwise it
"Takes longer. The stags have no one
but their own selfish selves to look af
ter, and this I should think they would
This seems to be the ethics of the
ase The stags mix in and soon lose
their identity as such; for no one is
able to point them out even if he de
sired and they never proclaim the fact
themselves. Another man who seems
to have suffered from bitter experi
"It is honestly to be regretted that
Mags intrude at all the dances; for
they detract from the pleasure of the
others. jU the Band Informals espe
cially, they make their presence felt
quite unpleasantly, although they are
never conspicuous by their absence at
other dances. At the, Ofllcers' Hop
when the couples lined up to march
nrminH mul iret their urograms, the
last nine or ten couples were made up
of stags. This ought not to be, and 1
think that the fellows are justified in
In another interview another point
was brought out, which was not to the
credit of the stags. The man making
the statement said;
"TheBe stags are chronic offenders.
They make a regular practice of com
ing unaccompanied. which simply
means they are out for pleasure on a
cheap plan. No one objects If tt man
should be obliged to come because his
girl Is sick or for some oilier good rea
son, but when a man comes alono
without any excuse, having no other in.
. .1 In vlnnt illfin rf Ctnirnrlno It It
Kj I lUUUUU 111 ion limn w. UiUnD.w0 "i --
S seems to me to be rather poor form. I
wouldn't have the nerve to try u, mj-
TONIGHT, - 9 o'clock
TICKETS $ i. 5o.
Eddie Walt's Orctjeslia '
Baseball Dates are Arranged for
self, and I can't admire those who do "
This opinion seems to be entertained
by man j. and there are few who find
reason to speak In a complimentary
fashion when referring to the subject.
One man spoke quite candidly and with
a lack of self-consciousness when h
"A stag is a social parasite. He is
there to enjoy what others pay for. It
he can't get a gilt to go with him. he
could flnq) no better way of admitting
it. He gits In and hides himself in
the mob and no one can spot him In
this manner he roams around and mon
opolizes the best advantages With no
one but biniselt to look out lor. he tan
fill his program without any effort The
Senior Piom. officers made a good hii
in soaking them double; for (hey
would be too cheap to come if they had
to pay a decent price. I would like to
see the same plan adopted in ovoiy
social event that we have That would
be the most effect ivo way of teaching
them how Diey ought-to be regarded"
" "Some beat is displayed here, but the
grounds seem to bo justifiable. There
is need for a change In the manners and
customs of many of these stags, who
have earned and received the innuendos
of their fellows.
Pract hairy every social event tins
j ear has witnessed an affliction inlhe
pei son of the stags,' who are said to be
so many deti actors and dead membeis.
We have been minded to speak of this
matter by the current popular feeling
that Is now i mining so strong and
which was Indicated by the action ol
the Senior Prom, committee in an
nouncing its intention of charging the
slags a double price. It seems that
this plan will be effective and while
this is a spe Hie instance in which ac
tion has been taken, It is well to speak
of others where action has Jiot been
taken We-believe that there is room
for serioub consideration here on the
part of the stags, and it is time now
they should realize the fact.
Midgets vs. Academy and First vsr'
Second Team Tomorrow
Several matches in girls' basket-baM
have been planned lor Saturday after
noon. No effort has been made to ad
vertise the games, or to brlnu; a crowd,
but a number of tickets have been sold
already, principally to the enthusiastic
supporters of the Lincoln Academy
team, which recently scored a vh tory
over the local Y. W C A team. The
University "Midgets." with whom tho
chief match of the afternoon Is to be
played, expect to rely lor their sup
port chiefly on the members of the
two other University teams which are
to take part. The redoubtable "Mid
gets" have always been favorites in
University circles, and whether they
win or lose will have ample sympathy
On this same afternoon the Univer
sity first team will make its first pub
lic appearance of the year It is strug
gling hard to get Into shape for tho
Minnesota trip So" far it has met for
practice three times this week, and
tills is its first real playing of the
season. It will have a practice game
Sat. inlay with the second team which
is n organized for the occasion, and
draws on several new players, owing
to the detection of several of its most
experienced players to the "Midget"
term If the first tiani wins, as it
should, it will play the winners of tho
Ac ndi niy-".Vlldget" match, while the
second team will play the losers. By
this method the teams expect to have
most tun and greatest vaiiety in ex
perience Tho teams to take part are made up
Academy Misses Cameron and Lute,
forwards; Honekemper and l.o-Oore.
centeis; Plane-hard and Lyman, guard.
"Midget" -Misses Mitchell and Pills-
bury t forwards. Kverett and Adams,
centfis; Eehleslnger and Koch, guards.
Possibly Miss Edna King or Miss Muy
Miller will play in place ot some of
Tc 'varsity first team consists ol the
Unlowing live players. Misses Minnie
J.tnsu, Rmmn Shinbur. Cora Scott, Ina
(titllngs. ICva Sly There are the five
who will play Die .Minnesota team of
five in about two weeks Miss Allcn
Te w nc will be sixth 'varsity playei lor
the afternoon filling her old position
The orjer oJLjnatches will be iTm'.
Iiali. Academy-"Mklfjet" match; 'first
half Fiist Team vs. Second Totirrl
match; second half. Academy-"MId-
got" match; second half. First Team
vs. Second Team match; fifteen-minute
con testa between winning teams; fifteen-minute
contest between losing
The officers of the day will be Miss
Clara Fowler, referee; Miss Helen
Chapln Bros., Florists. 127 So. ;3th.
Manager Hell has nearly completed
the baseball schedule for the year, and
a glance will show Its exceptional
strength. The team will have to be ex
tra strong which can vVin even a ma
jority of the games signed for the
year Nearly all our old friends am
on the list. Heloit, Knox, and especially
Notre Dame, who has managed to sher-v
us how to really play the national
game for several seasons past Oi.ly
one trip will be made, starling the lint
week In April, and Including ten o
eleven games The home schedule Is
not veiy extensive, owing to the Tact
Dint the famous physics building will
be in course of erection during Mny.
and tho grounds will be bo torn up at
that time that it will bo impossible to
play home games on the campus, nec
essitating the use of F. & M. par!?. The
usual series will be played between th(
Omaha Western league team and the
Cornhnskers. and Captain Townsend is
certain that his colts will be able to
pull at least one of them A new neldi-
llon to the schedule is a tjam composed
of native Cubans, who are touring the
country this year, and are said to be:
a veiy last aggregation. One elate Is
open on the trip. May L'. and It Is pos
sible Monmouth will take this. A game
or two may be played with Cielghton
also, on the way home.
As completed the schedule Is as fol
lows; April 23 Drake, at Dj;s Moines.
April LT). Orlnnell, at Grinnell.
April 2G Iown. at Iowa City.
April 27 Luther, at Decorah.
April 28 Minnesota, at Minneapolis.
April 29-Heloit. at Heloit.
April .'ID Chicago, at Chicago.
May :; Notre Dame, at Notre Dame.
May 4 Knox, at dalesburg.
May r Lombard, at dalesburg.
Home games are:
April f. ; and 7 Omaha League
April ir and 1G Nebraska Indians.
May I ! South Dakota.
Homo games will also be played with
Grinnell. Iowa and the Cubans, the
dates not yet having been set.
Iowa and Minnesota have Joined In
a vigorous protest against the "high--handed"
methods of Wisconsin In her
athletic relations. Iowa claims that
the Badgers had signed a game of bas
ketball with her on the late western
-tripr and that the Wisconsin team not
only pasHed through Iowa City without
Btopplng, and played Grinnell Instead,
but that the Badger manager failed
to respond to any of the urgent mes
sages sent him. Minnesota has the
same grievance. There was a track
meet scheduled at Madison between
the two teams, and Wisconsin called
it off at tho last minute, after the
Gophers had undergone the trouble and
expense of a thorough training.
Big Reduction. Sanderson's Sale.
Miss 7VartHa Tyler
Of St. Louis
Chapel, Saturday, March 12. i
Auspices of Uni. Y. W. C. A.
Tickets, 25 cents,
6 p m
The Minnesota manager has refused
to sign a game with the Sioux City
Giants, who recently defeated Nebraska
and Wisconsin so badly, on the ground
that Minnesota tenure were not per
mitted to meet any but college teams,
and that besides this the Sioux City
team was semi-professional.
Mr. I.ane, the assistant in gymnasium
work, is just out of the hospital after
a week's seige with tho grip. Univer
sity people will he glad to see him back
again, itot only because of his efficient
soivvieo in floor work, but also because
hisvabsenco Has seriously cramped tho
department. During his Illness Mr.
Graces has taken' u place and 'has
proved himself an excellent gymnastic
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