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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY, APRIL 22, J904.
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Three More Communications
Regarding Disputed Headgear.
The following communication from
an alumnus who took a lending part
in student affairs while at the Uni
versity, may have some weight in shap
ing opinion in regard to the Fresh man
Dear Nebraska!), Lincoln. Neb :
Dear Sir Having seen the recent
discussions over the Freshmen cap
idea. I thought" it might be-Interesting
to know the customs of the natives
here in the wilds of Michigan at Ann
Arbor. Hero the flowing-haired high
school orators and athletic heroes and
community somebodies are made to
wear Freshmen caps. There isn't any
vote on their part about it. There is a
recognized Fresh cap, a gray one with
a large blacJc-cloth-eovered button.
Kaon frat is supposed to see that it&
men have them and, in fa t, the cus
tom has become so well founded in
four years of its existence that one
of the first things the new man docs
is to procure his Fresh cap. Anyone
can see that it is a good thing. Never
have I seen an important fellow with
one of the gray caps on. No loud talk
or rough manners on the street come
from one of these Fresh chaps, because
the idea that they are fresh is open to
the world and above board.
On the football field or elsewhere
the Fresh is quiet and docile. In face,
by spring, when ho has gotfen over his
wise streak and smartness, he has be
come thoroughly acclimated and don't
need his cap. Train your Freshmen
right and the. rest will go along
smoothly. . There are many other cus
toms different than ours, but this one
is especially noticeable and I believe
a good one.
Kindly extend my best regards to
my friends, though I would not trouble
you to hunt them up. Very truly.
GEORGE SHIDLER. 'i3.
Ann Arbor, April 19.
The following is written In icply to
the communication in yesterday's pa
per signed by a Sophomore:
'to the Editor of Daily Nebraskan:
It was not my intention to challenge
our "Sophomore" friend to engage in
a wordy combat, but since he assumes
that attitude I shall meet his argu
ment, which contains many valuable
points to substantiate my contention
in Wednesday's issue of the Daily Ne
His- first assertion more satiric than
plausible, written somewhat; with
saintly 'diction, "Consider, alas, the
quality," is somewhat amusing, and I
presume will be embarrassing to him
when a comparison of qualities Is
made. He admits that we are the
largest organization, but plays dog In
the manger by depreciating our qual
ltw. Now, when he says we have no
quality In athletics, It follows as a log
ical conclusion that they have less, be
cause in every football and basket-ball
game we have been victorious over
them. When he resorts to mental
power, we point with pride to two rep
resentatives on the Interstate debating
squad, while they have none.
Now, if quality Is the title that fur
nishes the head-gear, and unless our
friend has a vague meaning of the
word quality, I hold, according to his
own system of reasoning, we are more
worthy to Wear the cap than they.
The gentleman further reasons "tlrat
the Insignia must be symbolical of
something done." By this argument
h"e tries to prove that we have dtme
nothing to warrant such action. Does
the "Sophomore" who bo boldly de
fends the strenuous life of his class
and 16 so zealous to stifle the spirit of
his younger neighbor, wish to place
GIRLS' BASKET BALL:!
Minnesota vs. Nebraska
damo will bo o or by i o'clock
lu time for the Co. 15 Dnnco
himself on record as saying the Fresh
men have done nothing when they
hae shown themselves the superior ot
the "Sophs" in every muscular tourna
ment and all phases of class competi
tion, if that is the course of his logic
then it must follow that their accom
plishments are a minus quantity.
Again, I must conclude from the se
quence of his Ideas that if accomplish
ments are demanded from those wh"
wear caps, we hold the right preml
ncntly to them.
Ho says tho Sophomores have had
years of "strenuous" happenings. In
that I heartily concur. It must scorn
pressing, indeed, to go down to in
glorious defeat on every occasion at
the hands of younger classmates; and
how much moro strenuous to engage in
class factionalism. Sombrero fights and
other political intrigues, if those are
the key to the headgear that our
"Sophomore" friend wears. may our
class tling them like a barb of Hie to
the four winds of heaven.
He tells us that "wo are blind." b.it
our eyes are not bedimmed and we
really wonder If our friend sees "the
signjflcanco of the class insignia as a
monument of deeds done." If that be
true, our Sophomore friends must have
hid the monument away in a nupkin.
for very few wear them.
Taking the argument of the gentle
man then for what it is worth, in no
place dojs he produce any reason suf
ficiently cogent to draw a conclusion
in favor of his stand. We can grant
the argument of our friend that acc-oni-pllshmentst
deeds of note, quality, or
any other, of his requisites are the kej
to the insignia and still claim a right
equally as valid as that of our Sopho
more f i lends.
Therefore, Qiir first premises stll!
stand undaunted by the bombastic on
slaught or the anti-cap exponent. We
hold that It Is an existing prejudice
thijj would have us remain lu this con
ventional tinieworu custom and- we
protest and shall override thih
precedent, demanding at no time imj
thing but justice to all concerned. And
I furthermore re-state that it Is no
so much a question of eieeds done an
of acting aecording to our own voli
tion. A FRESHMAN.
It sems, according to yesterday's is
sue of the Nebraskan, that there is a
sophomore who takes exceptions to the
Freshman view of the cap question.
The argument which he puts forth is
in the mnln rather weak, inasmuch as
he states that the Freshmen have done
nothing this year to deserve wearing
class insignia. He undoubtedly has
overlooked some of the things which
hvae placed the class of 07 in high
standing as a class that has done some
thing In the University.
Of course, it is natural that the cor
respondent of yesterday should over
look the feats, accomplished by Fresh-
(Contlnued on page 3.)
Minnesota and Nebraska Girls
Will Furnish a Great Contest.
Has Nebraska n chance of elefeating
the visiting team, and winning back Its
laurels? This is a question often asked
during the past few weeks. It must be
admitted that the chances seem bright.
The team has worked Bteadily and
ratlfylngly the past two weeks, under
the eyes of several expcTts, who have
posted It in the men's game, since It is
practically by the men's rules that the
contest is to be played. The practice
has been harder and to better purpose
than has been necessary or possible on
any occasion hitherto, and has proved
very valuable. The comment wus made
In these columns shortly before the
trip north that while the team was in
dividually very strong, it was in con
cettcel play, team play. in en
elurance and activity, that the show
ing would undoubtedly be weakest.
Special effort has been made to Ira
prow, this, and good team organiza
tion Is promised for tonight, with no
loss of old time proficiency in guarding.
If Minnesota repeats its victory it must
outdo the showing made at Minneapo
lis last month, when the Nebraska
tc-im. playing under adverse conditions,
still ran up so good a score.
The Minnesota party will be enter
tained as follows: MIsb Buttner. Miss
Frank, at the Kappa Alpha Theta
house: Mr. Deerlng with Dr. and Mrs.
Clapp; Miss Johnston by Miss Ella
Haiper; Miss Cox and MlSs Dunn at
the Kappa Kappa Gamma house: Miss
Van Bergen. Mrs. Van Bergen. Miss
Schuyler, at the Delta Oamma house.
In addition to the social features men
tioned Wednesday, a breakfast will be
given by Delta Gumma to the visiting
team Saturday morning, at the Lincoln
at ! o'clock.
Seats for th. game have gone very
ia Idly. One organisation alone has
called Tor over fifty reserved seats. If
the wealher is at all favorable tonight,
a line i mud Ik expected.
I eon IV'i-l'frburg. who se efficiently
managed' the minstrel chorus at the
'County Fair.' has been obliged, be
cause of pressure or work, to decline
to aet as btage manager anel chief musician-
Tor the "Ladles' Minstrels."
With difficulty a substitute was. found
to take this important place.
Get Into a pair of Sanderson's new
ton shoes. They nre beauties.
Don Cameron's lunch counter Co
Chapin Bros., Florlata, 127 So. I3th.
Try an "loe cream soda" or a "nut
aundae" at Maxwell's. 13th N.
Tht Waitebraaat Co.. at HOC O at,
la the placa to buy coal.
Special rata to itudeati at Haadrjr'a.
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COMPANY B" HOP
TONIGHT . Fraternity Hall.
9:15 o'clock Tickets $1.
A NEW SYSTEM
New Methods Adopted Regard
ing P. B. K. Requirements.
At its Inst meeting, the Nebraska
hapter of Phi Beta Kappa established
the following requirement for eligi
bility. The new list has the advantage
" offe'iing a wider range of subjects.
..nel at the same time requiring a more
liberal training. The required sub
lets ore arranged In three muln
groups. C'nnellelats for election to Phi
fVta Kappa must have had at least ten
hours In each of these three groups.
Members of the class or 190.r, must. In
addition, present twenty hours, se
lected from any of the nine subjects.
The remaining seventy-five hours nec
essary lor graduation are at tho stu
lent's option, subject to the requlre
nents of his course. Members of the
e iass or 190ti and of all subsequent
e-lusses must present the minimum oT
ten hours in each of the three main
:roups. and an additional thirty hours
from any of the subjects in these
.-roups. These thirty hours may be
aken from one group, from any two.
tir from all tho groups. The remaining
uxty-flvo hours necessary for gradua
tion may te taken from the list of re
quired Hubjects or not, au the student
I. UTERARY ANT) LINGUISTIC
1. English and English Lit
Anglo-Saxon) 10 hours
2. Modern language and
Gothic) 10 hours
3. Ancient language: Latin.
Greet? and Sanskrit. . .10 hours
Exeduding courses in Greek or Ro
man History, Art, or Literature. In
which English texts or translations
t.re made tho basiB of instruction.
II HISTORICAL AND PHILO
4. History. American and
European 10- hours
5. Philosophy anel Psychol
ogy 10 bourn
f. Political Economy nnel
Sociology 10 hours
III. SCIENTIFIC GROUP.
7. Exact Science: Mathe
matics 10 hours
8. Physical Sciences; PhyB-
le's. Chemistry, Astron
omy, excluding courses
w i t h o u t laboratory
work 10 hours
!). Natural Sciences: Bot
any. Zoology, Geolpgy.
excluding' courses with
out laboratory work.. JO hours
In accordance with an estaullfihcd
rule of the chapter, only those seniors
ore eligible who have had' at least
sejventy-flve hours of college work in
the University of Nebraska. Election
a not, as Ib often supposed, based up
oi. the recommendations of head pro
fessors or of the Phi Beta Kappa mem
bers of the faculty. Reports of actual
grades are received from all th mem
bers of the teaching staff, and the
.landings are based upon these alone.
The standing Is figured with reference
to the number of hours, not the num
ber of courses merely. I. e.. o five-hour
course Is five times as important for
the final average as a one-hour course.
From the senior list as determined by
final averages, the society Is required
to take not less than the highest one
tenth nor more than the highest one
clxth of the entire class. In practice, it
has regularly been tho case that the
first sixth of the class have a grade
of E, In the present marking system.
FTom this, it is evident that only those
students are likely to be elected that
nave received more Es than G's, while
a few M's or P"8 are fatal to election,
unless offset by an otherwise complete
record of Es.
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