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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY MARCH 23, I90i. PRICE 3 CENTS
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Gymnastic Contest Will be Held
in the Armory To-Night.
Tho long looked for gymnastic con
test takes place In the Armory this
evening, and for tho first time In the
history of the University an "N" sweat
er will bo awarded to a gymnast. This
prize has brought out many competi
tors, who havo been training steadily
ever since the last contest. Gymnastic
work is ono of tho branches of ath
letics which Dr. Clapp has built up
wonderfully since he took charge of
tho physical education department, and
tho success of this first contest is duo
to his untiring efforts, aided by the
earnest work of his able assistant, Mr.
Lane. Besides the regular contest,
there will be three exhibitions by Dr.
Clapp-and a squad of picked1 men, to
close with some pyramid formations
which promise to bo superior to any
thing ever seen at Nebraska. The
fancy club swinging by Dr. Clapp needs
no comment, as he has already won an
enviable reputation in that line.
The contest will begin at 8 o'clock,
and will probably last an hour and a
half. The admission is free.
At tho regular meeting of the ath
letic board Monday evening a track
moet with tho University of Minne
sota was sanctioned to take place in
Lincoln on either tho 14th or 21st of
May. With meets assured with Min
nesota, Colorado, and South Dakota,
Nebraska will doubtless experience a
growth In track athletics greater now
than that which has occurred during
tho last year and a half since Dr. Clapp
took hold of that branch of the sport.
Tho date for the Minnesota contest
would doubtless be May 21st were it
not for the fact that the annual com
petitive drill of tho battalion has been
set for that date. The state ' high
school meet occurs on tho day before
and doubtless many students would
take advantage of such an opportunity
to stay oyer for the contest. Tho board
also received tho following communi
cation from the "Big Nine" conference,
coming from our high schools oven if
they havo completed our regular high
school course, on tho ground that they
havo not me the college requirements.
When, on top of all thiB, universities
and their professional schools admit
students with only one-half or two
thirds of the work completed, for no
other ostenslblo reason than that they
aro athletes, the Impression Is bound
to prevail among young men that effi
ciency on tho athletic field is of much
moro consequence than the ordinary
academic work for which the high
schools wero instituted, and for which
they are supported by the public.
It is an unquestionable fact that in
tho great teams of the west that are
now competing for championship hon
ors, there are many -students who have
not completed our courses. Induce
ments of many kinds have been held
out to Induce then to enter various col
leges and compete for places on the
various teams. In some cases these
young men have spent some time,
without registration in the university,
on tho athletic field thereof endeavor
ing to show their physical competence
to make tho teams. In one such case,
at least, tho pupil returned to the high
school and was declared ineligible for
high school athletics on account of this
absence. Such a situation is Intoler
able and wo urge the co-operation of
l.ie friends of pure athletics In the uni
versities in correcting these evils. With
a view to meeting this difficulty the
high school principals of Chicago and
the board of control of athletics have
unanimously passed the following reso
lutions and Bubmit them to you for
"Resolved, That In all meets open
to high schools students, colleges shall
require the qualifications of tho differ
ent schools for eligibility In athletics.
"Resolved. That colloges should not
try to persuade students to leave the
high school before graduation to en
ter professional schools or tuo Fresh
man year on account of their athletic
ability,' or to participate in college ath
letics before registration.
"Resolved. That colleges ought not
to permit students of tho Freshman
year to become members of athjetlc
teams if they have any conditions, or
to participate in college athletics be
"Resolved, That colleges should
unlto with secondary schools In trying
to bring about a higher standard of
morality In athletics.
"Resolved, That colleges should unite
with secondary schools In trying to
bring about the enforcement of higher
NO IOWA DEBATE
Conditions Not Suitable for
Contest with Hawkeyes.
and passed the resolutions requested
The Chicago high school principals ( 8tandard8 of 8tudy ln eligibility in ath
and board of control of athletics are
finding it extremely difficult to control
the athletic contests of the various
high school teams. Therq Is a great
temptation on the part of tho colleges
to disregard tho academic work of tho
school in deciding upon tho eligibility
of players, and to offer Inducements to
capable athletes to Becure transfers
from ono school to another with a view
to playing on some of the stronger
teams. It has been the aim of the high
school principals and board of control
to insist, before every game, upon the
presentation of a list of eligible play
ers who have satisfied the requirements
of tho schools. The universities havo
not insisted upon this In high school
contests carried on under their super
vision., It has been the earnest effort of tho
high school authorities in Chicago to
moot the demands of tho colleges as to
scholarship, and they havo tried to In
duce students to remain in our schools
until they have satisfactorily complet
ed a course for graduation before ask
ing for admission to college. If stu
dents are admitted who have completed
only a portion of our work, the effect
upon our Bchools is to lower their
standards of scholarship, and athletics,
and to leave the Impression upon our
students that It is hardly worth while
to remain in the high school until
graduation. The colleges have not here
tofore been at all backward in re
minding us of our shortcomings, and it
Is the, custom In one at least of the
great ' universities .to condition men
(Signed.) SPENCER R. SMITH.
EDWIN G. COOLEY.
C. E. BOYNTON.
Chicago, November 25, 1903.
JOHN D. BRADY AT CHAPEL.
John D. Brady gave a very Interest
ing and instructive lecture on tho oHly
Land at convocation yesterday morn
ing. Tho varIouslmportant and hls
torlc places of interest of that land
were well descrlbedby Mr. Brady and
Illustrated by Bteropticon views. Es
pecial mention was made of Beirut,
where the Syrian Protestant college is
located, and at which institution Sam
uel Anderson, '03, Is now located. Oth
er ancient cities and ruins wero por
trayed and with Mr. Brady's descrip
tions and relation of traditions con
nected with them the lecture was very
Instructive and pleasing to tho large
audience which was present.
Our debating board has decided that
Nebraska will be unable to meet Iowa
In debate this year, and hence all ne
gotiations are at an end. The reasons
aro given in a letter written to tho
Iowa board by Secretary Ira Ryner to
tho effect that with the two regular de
bates which Nebraska has all along
planned for this year already scheduled,
she finds herself unable to get ln a con
test with Iowa before the latter part
Iowa took two weeks and a half to
decide where sne wished tho debate to
bo held, and whether or not sho could
give Nebraska a return debate next
year. She desired that the debate bo
held here In Lincoln at the expense
of our debating association and would
not bargain for a debate with us next
year. Kansas wants the debate with
Nebraska, which takes place here, to bo
held on April 22d, or 29th. A letter
was received from her yesterday re
questing us to decide as to which date
wo would prefer. Nebraska will not
bo ready for tho contest before the
first date set and probably not before
April 29th. There must be at least
a lapse of two weeks between the con
tests with Kansas and Washington, in
order that time may be given for pol
ishing up the team that will meet the
latter. Nothing can be noglected by
way of preparation for this new and
Bearing these facts In mind and re
turning to Iowa, Nebraska jcould not
possibly manage a debate with that In
stitution occurlng during the latter part
of May, and besides the debating board
does not wish that a debate be held do
near the end of tho year, oven though
the members of the team should be
Furthermore tho Nebraska Debating
association has been in debt for two
years. The board thinks that It would
bo unsafe financially to risk a debate
so expensive as tho Iowa contest would
be on the same question which would
have been already debated here three
or four weeks before with Kansas.
Also, if the contest wbb to be held in
the latter part of May It would occur
during the time of the cadet encamp
ment, when attention would be di
verted. The debating board regretB that Ne
braska can not meet Iowa, but an at
tempt to do so would be entirely im
practicable. There was no objection
to Iowa's refusal to bargain for a de
bate for next year, and this made no
difference in the board's opinion.
The debating squad Is still grinding
away at the rate of 650 revolutions per
minute, if the statement of one of its
members is to be believed. Another
with Kansas Is .being taken, as she
writes that she wants to get the judges
picked as quickly as possible.
Friday evening tho annual dobate
between Lincoln and Omaha high
schools, when the Cronln and Brace
lln proteges will clash, occurs. This
debate will be held in the high school
auditorium and promisee to be of the
greatest Interest. . It will certainly
servo as a good clinic for members of
our debating squad to atend.
comment in the past on tho lack of fin
ish of Yale teams that the Idea of tho
coaches ln a general way has boon to
select cood sneaknrn find twirh tlmm
I to dobato. Men chosen ln this wav.
however, aro at a disadvantage in tho
give-and-take of a sharply contested
dobato. For this reason it is proposed
in tho future to tako men primarily
for keenness In argument. If possible,
men will bo chosen who have what la
callod 'good form,' but as between an
easy speaker and a ready debater tho
latter will be taken and the former
Harvard's representatives peralstonU
ly have "form" and also disciplined
power in debate.
First Practice Game To-Day.
The first practice gamo of tho season
will bo played between tho 'Varsity and
Agricultural Bchool teams this after
noon at 2:30. Tho admission Is free,
and all loyal fans in the Unl should
come out and get a lino on tho playing
of tho first team. Tho "Aggies" havo
already defeated tho Lincoln high
school team and tho Medics team, and
intend to give the Unl a hard rub. Tho
following men will bo tried out at tho
Catch Bonder and Miller.
Pitch Adams, Beltzor, Morse.
Flrstbase Townsend, Barta, Robert
son. Secondbase Hammll.
Thlrdbase Stein, Steon.
Ieftfleld 'Fonlon, Sjprague.
Right and Ccntorfiold Cook, Miller.
Chancellor Andrews on Campus
Chancellor Andrews surprised tho
offlcclals in the executive office by a
call yesterday morning. He came In
from Bailey's sanltorlum ln a carriage,
stopping at the University for an hour
or over. He has boon at the sanltorlum
since last Thursday. He still shows
signs of his severe attack of grip and
is somewhat hoarse, but seems to be
gaining In strength. Ho insists that he
will be out again in a few days, and
we hope that ho may.
Y. M. C. A. Banquet.
Much Interest is being manifested in
the annual banquet of the association,
which will be held at tho Lindell hotel
next Tuesday evening, March 29th. In
order to answer many Inquiries, it may
be said that all University men will be
welcome on this occasion. The banquet
will be one of the most representative
ones ever held in University circles.
The guests will Include all the promi
nent athletes, managers of tho athletic
teams, military men and debaters.
Rush Still Continues.
The force in Dr. Barbour's geqlogy
office is still being daily rushed with
assorting, classifying and packing ma-
The tables are loaded with specimens
of art and kindergarten work, photo
graphs, and all forms imaginable of
school exhibits. The second carload
will be shipped about tho first of April.
The last one was shipped February 20.
Sam's Cafe. The only place In the
city to get the famous "Little Gem
Hot Waffles." Special service fox ladles.
Earl J. Woodward, M. D.. treats dis
eases of the eye, ear and throat.
Rooms 207-0S Richards block, 'Phone
Yale's defeat .by Harvard last year
ln debate, the tenth out of thirteen de
cisions against Yale, has brought Yale
to the conclusion that for- debates sho
must pick good debaters, not good
speakers. Her defeat was attributed
largely to the failure of the third
speaker to tear into Harvard In off
hand rebuttal, The "Yale Alumni
Weekly," states the future intention of
Old eh as follows:
"There has been so much unfavorable
Fifty volumes of the most Important
books published (luring the year 1963
have been received at the library re
cently. From this number of books
the most important bibliography and
list of current educational literature
1b compiled by the librarian and pub
lished jn the June issue of the Educational-Review.
These books are now
on the new shelves in the library for
examination by those Interested.
Lincoln Local Express, 11th and N.
Tel. 787. Baggage hauled.
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