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Zhc IDail Iftebraekan
VOL. IH. NO. J22.
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Struggle in Iowa Legislature
Watched By All Institutions.
University acquaintances ot formei
Chancellor Q E. Mad. can have boon
watching with much internet the strug
gle that has been going on in thr Iowa
legislature It appeals that t he old
rivalry between the state agticultmal
college at Ames, and the state Univer
sity at Iowa City has become so inten
sified that tho legislators themselves
havo unfortunately found it necessary
to take sides. Each institution asked
for much larger appropriations than
ever before, and each has sought to
obtain an amount consldeiably larger
than the other's
Committees from the legislature
were received nt both of these institu
tions with wide open aims and nothing
was left undone that would contribute
to their entertainment Thry were
regaled at each place with arguments
in favor of the local institution as be
ing more, deserving than the other So
convincing Wfre the arguments pre
sented that the legislators weie be
wildered, so that it was recommended
In the legislature that the entire con
trol of all the state educational insti
tutions be placed in the hands of thiee
trustees. Though after a hard strug
gle It has been decided that for the
present at least the state educational
Institutions of 'owe will not pais un-
der (he management of a single board
of control, press dispatches say that
it Is likely that some equally radical
measure may yet be enacted. The
friends of President Mac Lean realize
that 'he l now In tho fight of his lire
and trust his Rooseveltlan luck will
still attend' him.
Tho history of the efforts made to
establish a board of control is Interest-
-""j lug, as It has been the center of a bit
ter and hard lougnt contest, rue mil
irovidlng for the establishment of
luch a hoard of control was passed in
tho senate by a vote" of 30 to 14 after
fierce and protracted debate. Strong
arguments were presented In favor of
Mich a board, and tho opposition in
tho senate found itself battling against
an overwhelming ffirco.
One of the main arguments advanced
in favor of the establishment of tho
board of control system was that the
cost of maintaining each school would
be lessened. It Is claimed that the cos
for each student -at Iowa University
Is greater than at other state Univer
Eltlee, and that a boonl of cqntrol
would adjust the difficulties caused by
.thjrlvaTflfs of tho various Iowa in
stitutions. It Is also claimed that-politics
play too Important a part in the
"present method of selecting trustees.
On the other hand the opposition
claimed: that the establishment of such
a board would1 only complicate mat
ters and' that politics and petty -rivalries
would have freer fields for action
than ever before. The tendency would
be to hinder tho advance of educa
tion by making Its progress depend
ent upon cumbersome machinery that
is a part of another system and not
an Independent system in itself. The
bill while in the senate attracted wide
spread attention and practically all
of the Iowa papeis were inteiested in
Last Wednesday the lower house of
the legislature by a vote of 50 to 41
referred tho bill passed1 by the senate
providing that the educational institu
tions bo abolished and that thoso in
stitutions be placed under a single
board of three members, to its Judici
ary committee. The committee met
immediately after tho adjournment and
voted: to recommend tho indefinite
,postponement of tho measure.
However, it decided to recommend
the appointment of a commission of
threo members to investigate the ad
visability of adopting a single board
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of control sjstcm. This committee
will repot t at the next session of the
legislature in 1906. During alljhis bit
ter contest Iowa and Ames, the two
institutions that were so vitally In
terested, have retained their compos
ure, as the following editorial in the
Daily Iowan indicates:
Kery two jears the Iowa State Col
lege at Ames, and the State University
appear belorc me general assemmy,
and ask appioprlatlons for carrying
on their work And in the endeavor
to secure such runcls as eacn needs,
theio inevitably crops out a certain
enmity between friend of the two In
stitutions. This ear what appeals to
us very unfair treatment ot S U I in
comparison with the treatment of
biAmes, many friends ol the Univer
sity, including certain local papers,
have indulged in tirades and invectives
againbt the Agricultural College But
it is the belief of the Iowan. shared
in by most of tho supporters of the S.
U. I., that this not a proper attitude
to take. Every citizen of Iowa should
be proud1 of Iowa's University. Every
citizen of Iowa including students at
S. U. I. should be proud of Iowa's
Agricultural and Mechanic Arts Col
lege at Ames. The two are not rivals
and are not going to be. Both are
necessary and valuable to the state
and tho success of ono does not mean,
the failure of the other Ih any sense
or in any degree. In the larger view
of tho situation there Is no room for
envy or jealousy. Both institutions
are here to stay and1 to prospei ; and if
the general assembly can not at this
time see its way clear to give us all
wo ask we should not on that afi
count refuse to rejoice with Ames w
its success. Let us put away the idea
of 'Ames s University, and take
un rather Ames and tho University?
Succeps to Iowa's two great schools!''
J. A. L. Waddell Speaks to Large
Audience Last Night.
In spite of tho miserable weather
last night, one of the largest exclusive
ly men's crowd gathered in Memorial
haH in tho history of tho University.
The occasion was the much-heralded
lecture of Mr. J. A. L. Wadded, of
Kansas City, Mo.
Mr. Waddell was Introduced short
ly after 8 o'clock by Professor Stout
of the civil engineering department.
His address was on "Higher Education
for Civil Engineers." He devoted his
lemarks chiefly to changes in and ad
ditions to the engineering courses pf
technical schools of America, which In
his opinion, would conduce to the hlgh
or efficiency of the average graduate.
He Insisted on the lengthening of en
gineering courses from three or four
years to at least five and suggested
that entiance requirements also be
made more strict. Ho advised', In addi
tion, that frequent practical talks and
lectures by expfedlenced' engineers'
would do muqh toward putting the
student in closer touch with his sub
ject. Mr. Waddell entered1 an earnest plea
for greater familiarity with' the Eng
lish tongue, both in speech and in
writing, as essential to tho successful
engineer. While tho nature of an en
gineer's work demands close speclall-
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7atlon, he said, the more general and
fundamental branches of learning
should not be neglected. Mathematics
should also form a field for continual
research. He advised, besides, the
study of a long list of technical sub
jects. Mr. Waddell'3 audience was some
what Inconvenienced by tho lack of
volume in his delivery, as well as the
frequent entrance of late arrivals
Aside from these disadvantages, howr
ever, the lecture was a decided suc
cess Mr. Waddoll speaks again this
morning in U. 10(5. and another large
ctowd is expected to hear him. His
talk will bo on "Laige and Important
Structures." and will commence at 10
During his stay In Lincoln Mr Wad
dell is the gucft of the Engineering
society, to whom credit Is due for se
curing hlB visit to the University
Brilliant Function At The Lincoln
Last Night.
The Senior From, tho annual for
mal dance given by tho Senior claes,
occurred last night at the Lincoln ho
tel. The dance hall was decorated with
palms only and from the celling of the
rotunda hung tho Senior flag, from
which streamers of '04 colors ran to
each column, making a very pretty
decorative effect. Tho promenades
were decorated with, palms. The decor
ations, while simple, were much more
effective than some previous affairs,
li which havo been more elaborate. A,
program of seventeen dances with no
extras was used. Tho small number
gave time for long dances and frequent
encores. During Intermission Ices were
served In tho promenade. Walt's or
chestra furnished tho muBlc. The par
ly was chaperoned by Chancellor and
Mrs. Andrews and Professor and Mrp.
The success of the Prom. Is duo in a
great measure to Chairman Hewitt
and Master of Ceremonies Bell, who
had worked hard to give an enjoya
ble dance.
Tho balancer of the committee- was
Messrs. Harrison. Townsend. Myers,
Blckford, Bridge, Huntington. Harris.
Mansfield, Brown, Parker; Misses Ed
holm. Sterling, 3tephen. Heacock. Rob
lson, Woodruff, Meeker.
LOST Between 11th and V streets
and1 the Botanical lab., a navy blue
serge chatelaine bag containing n
fountain pen, about two dollars, and
some minor things. Flndsr plsaae
leave at Register's office. M. Edith
Our number Is 210 So. 12th street,
and our business Is wholesale and re
tall Barber'b Supplies. Razors, Strops,
Combs, Brushes, Cosmetics, and Toi
let Articles of e,very description.
Wright Drug
'phone 313.
Co., HI No. 11th,
. Special rates to students wishing
typewriting done. 512 Richards block.
Try an "Ice cream soda" or a
sundae" at Maxwell's. 13th & N.
Negotiations Closed to Bring
Minnesota Girls Here.
Negotiations were closed Friday
morning for a return ganve In girls'
basket ball between Minnesota and Ne
braska, Friday evening, April 2, sub
ject to the approval of the date chosen
by Piesident Northiop. This Is tho
enly Friday evenjngj)2Htible.for the
Nebraska team, owing to tho various
debates, minstrel shows, etc.. in pros
pect. An Invitation from tho MIssou
il tram to play In Columbia during
the month of April could not bo ac
cepted. The Nebraska team had al
ready one long "foreign" trip, and
wished to have a return gamo with
Minnesota while there was the chance.
There have been "ho gins' matches
with outside teams1 yet thlB season. In
terest will be Intense, In the coming
game becaime of the recent defeat of
tho homo team after an unbroken
series of victories for eight years, by
the Minnesota team, boforo an Invmonso
body of spectators at Minneapolis. Tho
team play of tho Minnesota girls Is
ieorted to be a marvel of brilliancy
and speed, and It lb promised that
their game will be a revelation to Lln-
oln spectators.
Favors Minnesota Girl's Coming
For tho (list time the Minnesota girls'
basketball team, which hitherto has
always brought teams to play in its
homo Armory, will bo allowed to m&ko
& long trip to a sister University. In
a letter very gratifying to the Nebras
ka - management, President Northrop
recently wrote:
"While I am on general principles
opposed to having our girls' team roam
around the country in pursuit of ath
letic contests, nevertheless the Impres
sion made upon me by your team was
-so favorable, and' your whole inter
course with our girls seemB to have
been so delightful, that I shall be dis
posed, In case our girls should desire
to accept an invitation from you, to
be less strenuous in opposing their
wishes than I should bo under ordi
nary conditions."
An endeavor will bo made to glvo
tho Minnesota players as enjoyable a
time will lie they are in Lincoln as
they gavo to tho home team whop tho
latter were their guests In Minne
A Parting Word To University
In a couple of weeks Dr. Whditon
will leave for his new field of work
at Seattle, Wash., and as tho time
draws neur for Ms departure people
of the city and Unlveulty realize more
and more the loss they will sustain.
He has always beym a close frlond to
the men of this University, and as he
addresses them Sunday for the last
time he will certainly nave a host of
good thlngsito say.
Dr. Wharton is very glad to have
this opportunity to meeting University
men personally, and of giving them a
parting handclasp, and will be greatly
encouraged by. tho sympathy for him In
tho heart pf this student body.
This meeting Is for men only, and
will bo held Sunday afternoon in the
chape), beginning promptly at threo
o'clock. Every University man is In
vited to bo present. , '
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