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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, SATURDAY, APRIL 23, J904.
PRICE 3 CENTS
SHOULD JNOT VOTE
Discussion of Girls Voting for
Candidates for Athletic Board.
As the election of student members
of the athletic board Is coming into
prospect, It may be appropriate to ven
ture a dlBCURston of a number of points
In connection with the election
Through Its own members on the ath
letic board the student body is repre
sented in the government of athletics,
working co-ordinately with the faculty.
It Is, therefore, essential to the student
interests in athletics that the men be
elected to membership on the board by
those who feel a sense of responsibility
those who feel a sense o!
responsibility in voting. In this
connection, is it prudent that
girlB be allowed to vote at the election
of student members to the athletic
board? Wo believe that past experi
ence has shown that the results of the
girls voting at these elections have
as a rule been very unsatisfactory, in
the minds of the athletic authorities
and the students in general.
Right here is a good place to make
it understood that the Ncbraskan would
hesitate to further any movement to
antagonize the Interests of the girls in
the university or to cast a slight upon
their intelligence. With this in mind
we will endeavor to present the re
sults of investigation and consultation
among prominent members ol tne siu
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dent body and the faculty, including
men who hold positions ol inuuence in
We find, as far as our investigation
goes, that girls are escorted to the
places of voting by candidates or their
friends, who pay the necessary fee. and
vote as requested, and that this prac
tice has become an abuse, being re
sorted to (qr the sole purpose of catch
ing votes from those whose thoughts
concerning the matter go no further
than a mere desire to oblige. This, we
believe, is Quite true. We have been
convinced that the girls do not have a
snese of the responsibility that a per
son voting at such elections should
have. They are employed simply to
swell the total of some candidate mak
ing use. of typical political methods to
secure liis own election. Here it is
appropriate to cite the opinion of air
athletic official who has been in a posi
tion to observe the proceedings of the
elections and who says:
"I am not in favor of the girls being
allowed to vote at the election of stu
dent members of the athletic board. 1
believe that a better class of students
that is, students who would be more
willing to do their share of the work
and -who would tako a more rational
view ofnratters discussed would, be
elected, ir the girls were not allowed to
vote. I have noticed Instances In which
candidates or their supporters have
each brought In as many as ten or
twelve girls to vote. Now this does
not seem reasonable, as few of the
girls would take enough interest to
come of their own accord, and It lg
plain that many of them come merel
because they think It a good lark. I
have seen a man obliged to stop and
ask a girl who was with him her name
when preparing to vote. I think that
there are few men in school who would
care to vote for any candidate merely
because the latter offered- to pay the
necessary quarter. The girls do not
have a. feeling of responsibility In thin
matter, such as naturally falls upon
the boys, and I do hot think that they
ought to be allowed to vote."
Thla opinion coincides with others
that we have heard. Although the
statement that the girls do not have
responsibility in the matter of voting
In the way that the boys do may seem
harsh, yet it does seem true. How
ever, this does not mean that the girls
have not sense and reason. It simply
means that they feel no special con-
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( ern in voting and that they are not
well acquainted with the needs of the
athletic hoard for men who are willing
to be reasonable, if not conservative.
The fullest meaning conveyed to them
is that a place on the athletic board
is merely a place of honor, and not
that the man should honor the place.
Another member or the faculty who
has rendered many services to ath
letics said: "I am strongly opposed to
cirls voting in athletic board elections.
The girls have a separate organization,
and since they are brought there to
vote and are not especially interested,
it is best for their sake and for the
sake of athletics that they be not al
lowed to ote It is necessary that men
be elected who will serve the school
the best way along athletic lines, and
this end cannot be obtained by pad
ding the ballot. Fewer quarters would
come into the athletic fund, but these
might be obtained in some other way."
These two interviews are typical of
the prevailing opinions, and we have
been favored with views from others
who substantiate the points therein
In this whole discussion we have en
deavored to avoid brusqueness and
bae requested those whom we inter
viewed to do the same. We have en
deavored to give the facts of the case,
according to the views more common
ly held. After each election in the
past complaints have been forthcom
ing regarding the action ol boys who
taken girls around to vote, and we
know of few who uphold the practice.
We do not believe that the girls will
be deprived of any of their rights, as
they really feel little concern in these
elections. In other branches of uni
versity work, in which they are inter
ested tlfey do good and 'Conscientious
work and accomplish much, and they
have many spheres of activity in which
to act. so that they could not take of
fense if an optional privilege, In which
they have never ovlnced any interest,
be taken from them.
And now iinall. Last year two
tjiirds of the votes were cast by girls,
but this we renret to saw docs not ren-
resent a disparity in interest between
the boys and the girls, In favor of the
latter. It does represent the means
used by the candidates and their sup
porters to Increase their votes. In
closing, wo do not believe that we are
dxagcratlng when we say that the sen
timent of the athletic authorities, the
faculty in general, and that part of the
student body most interested in ath
letics, is in direct opposition to the
girls being permitted to vote at the
election of student members of the ath
"Ingomar" at Union Meeting.
Act III, Scene I.
Parthenia" Virginia McRoynolds
'Ingomar" Frank M. Sherman
Box of cigars given away very day
at Powell's Oliver theatre building.
Try an "loo cream soda" or a "nut
aundao" at Maxwell's. 13th & N.
The Wbltebreast Go., at HOC 0 BL,
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Wright Drug Co., 117 No' 11th,
Special rate to students at Hendry's.
THE TEAM DEPARTS.
Base Ball Men Left Early This
Morning Over Rock Island.
BASEBALL TEAM LEAVES.
At 2:14 this morning the baseball
team left over the Rock Island on Its
eastern trip. It went directly to Des
Moines, whero It will play Highland
Park this afternoon. Twelve men will
make the trip. These are Managei
Hell, Captain Townsend, Bender, Hn
mlll, Miller. Cooke, Fenlon, Steen, Wil
liams, Adams. Beltzer and Morse.
This is one of the fastest aggrega
tions that ever traveled under Nebras
ka colors, and we look to see it re
turn with a large proportion of vic
tories Bender behind the bat is n
tower of strength in his own depart
ment and in putting ginger into the
team. Captain Townsend has adapted
himself to first base', while Hamill.
Steen and Williams complete an in
field that has proved te be as last a
one as we have ever had here. In the
outfield Fen Ion, Miller and Cooke are
all geod average players, but It is
hoped they will elevelop so as to do bet
ter work than they have done. Two
of the80 men have never played on the
university team before, but they arc
all good material and will doubt Irs
show improvement. In Adams, Morse
and Beltzer we have a trio of pitchers
who can be depended upon, as eae;h ol
these men Is experlenceei and has a
good record behind him.
Practice was held on the campus yes
terday afternoon. The boys waded
around In the mud, putting in the last
strokes before playing on a foreigi.
A smoker was given to the boys at
the Sigma Alpha house by Captain
Townsend Thursday evening. Roscoc
Pound. Managers Bell and Sweeley, and
each of the players made speeches, and
all of the men we-re Imbued Willi tne
The Seniors were overwhelmed bj
the Juniors yesterday by a score of 20
to 3. The Seniors made lots of errors
and couldn't hit the ball, while the
Juniors played quite eonservatively
Wight and'Mulliken for the Juniors and
Walton and Mellck for the Seniors were
the opposing batteries.
The law team went to Wahoo yes
terday and returned defeated. Tlu
game was a fast one from start to fin
ish, the score being 5 to 2 in favor el
Wahoo. The laws showed up well at
the bat, but as the hits were strung
out they could not realize on their good
stick work. The laws secured the oniy
run that was earned. Bagley pitched
for the laws and Barta received. Yar
man and Johnson officiated for Wahoo
Yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock the
State Farm faoulty played the Agglet
In a one-sided game, and were defeated
by a score of 26 to 8. Val Keyser
played a good game In center field for
the faculty and Mellck as catcher.
The feature of the game was the horse
play of the profs.
Score by innings:
Faculty 1 -1 0 1 28
Aggies 9 4 0 13 0 2(1
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Nebraska Defeats Minnesota in
Fast Game Score 30 to 18.
Tho Nebraska girls basket-ball team
defeated the girls from the Gopher
state last evening In the Armory by
a score of 30 to 18. This Is almost an
exact reversal ef the previous scene
of the game played between the two
teams in Minnesota last month, and
was consequently somewhat of a sur
prise, on that account. Minnesota
scored all but four peflnts on geals
frem foul, while Nebraska's scores
camo almost entirely from goals from
the field. Miss Jansa was Nebraska's
star, throwing 2! out of the total e)f 30
points; while Miss Cox made all but
two of Minnesota's scores.
Thei name started with ureal vim.
and Minnesota made the first score on
a foul. Another point was soon gained
in tho same manner, followed almost
Immediately by one fer Nebraska. Miss
Jansa threw an excellent, goal, and
Minnesota again tied the score with an
either foul. Miss Scott and Miss Jansa
succeeded! in finding the basket, after
which time was taken.
At the beginning of play again. Miss
Jansa secured two me)re goals, and Miss
Shinbur one Minncseita secured an
other foul Again time was taken on
account of a sprained ankle for Miss
Johnston After this Minnesota mad.'
tier first field goal, whlih was followed
by three in rapid succession for Ne
braska, all thrown by Miss Jansa. The
half ended with a score ot 18 te. fi.
The secemd half was largely a repe
tition of the first, with a decided rally
on the part of the Geiphers. During
this half Miss Jansa threw five field
geals for Nebraska, Miss GittingH one
ind Miss Scott one. Minnesota se
cured five points em geals from fouls
and twe field goals. ene by Miss Cox
and the other by Miss Van Bergen.
The game ended with a score of 30 to
18, three gifts having been awarded
i ik line-up was as follows:
Elizabeth Cox (captain).
Hnttlo Van Burgen.
1' lorence Se-huyler.
Cora Scott (captain).
The ofTie-lals were: Referee, Mr. W.
C. Deering, manager of the Minnesota
team, and umpire, Mr. RT D. Anderson,
of Lincoln. Patronesses for the even
ing were: Mrs. E. B. Andrews, Mrs. W.
J. Bryan, Mrs. C. H. Gere, Mrs. H. H.
Dunne: thprntermlsslon hot ween the
halves the Academy team played the
city Y. W. C. A. The final score was
5 to 2 In favor of the Y. W. C. A. For
lack of space we are compelled to
omit the details eif the game. The
twe) stars were Miss Cameron of the
Academy and Miss Corbett of the Y.
W. C. A., who together made all the
points In tho game.
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