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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN,
tbc Baity fiebraskan
A consolidation of
The IleBporlan, Vol. 31, Tho Nobrnaknn,
Vol. 10, Scarlet and Cream, Vol. .
Published dally, except Sunday and
Monday, at tho University of Nobmska,
Lincoln, Nob., by tho llcoporlan Publish
Board of Directors.
H. P. Lcavllt
A. O. Schrolbor.
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Editor-in-Chief '. . .JohnD. Clark
Manager Fred Naughton
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To The Nobraskan: j
I do not believe In holding post--mortcniB
over football victories or de
uhvnyH does his DoHt unci no mnn Is
cnpablo or more.
In other places players have been
crltlclsod for tholr work, culled loaf
ers, etc. I would rather think that
this comes within tho province of the
conch and captain Instead of tho col
umns of our University paper.
In the article headed "The Game
Today" the writer says It will do no
positive good to win tho game. Of
course- It may do no good to win any
game at all, but I am afraid that the
Athletic Board would have to go out
of business In about ono year's time.
In picking the article to pieces a
person might write more than the orig
inal article, upholding tho position J
have taken. I will not take up more
spuco with further nrgument, but In
conclusion I earnestly think that tho
writer of tho article and The Nobras
kan for publishing tho same owe an
apology to the University, to the team
and to the coaches for the sentiment
that Is expressed therein.
the football number of Tho Nobraskan
feats, but two articles published In
are insults and Blander to tho team
The gentleman that wroto the "Re
view of the Football Season" may bo
gifted with moro football knowledge
lhan ono who has been connected with
the Nebraska team for the last elghl
years, but his criticism does not show
In tho very first sentence he says,
"The season of 1905 is tho least suc
cessful of any slnco Booth enmo to
Protected by Block Signals
Tho first railway in Amorica to adopt tho nbsolnto
Block System in tho operation ef all trains was tho
Chicago, Milwaukee- & St.
It to-day has more miles of road operated under
block signal rule than any othor railway company.
Tho St. Panl Road was tho first railway- to light
its trains by oloctricity, and it now has moro than
400 olectric-lighted passenger cars in daily sorvlco.
Throe trains from Union Station, Omaha, to Union
Station, Ohicago, ovory day.
For time table, special rato writo
F. A. NASH,
General Western A cent, 153ft Fnruam Street,
The above was received yesterday,
, ..ow.. 0 .wv..0...o .....v, our8(jrr7- A8 it stands, we fool that It
oecnmauon a geiuioman.y spirit, ue- Me8 tHc 88ntlments .of a large
,MtV ... ,.UW..l ...UU.Ml, tW U. ,.U- mnJorUy of thQ 8tudent8 of the Uul.
termination not to construe W4r0i.verty whQ Jjre nQt (oQi)M player3
with an eye to tho context of tho artl
clo In which they occur, we feel
prompted to publish it ami to reply,
If possible, to a. few of his points.
Before entering upon n serlatluKre
Ply, wo wish to express ourself as be
ingNitterly opposed to the belief held
by mosKathletes that the University
Is under great obligations to them for
what they do, hnd should bo blind to
their faults whiloxprnlsIng their vir
tues. On tho other hand, we hold that
all' obligation is on the otfrcr Hide, and
that any man who is placed"" upon a
ropreseitatlvo athletic -team should
coach." I would say that it has been ' feel himself honored, rather than coii-
Newspaper Jokes about the
"Neckties she- bought unci
sweetheart hud to wear" come
from buying furnishings at
dry goods stores. Ue will be
really glad to wear it if you
get it at in Eclusivk Mi:.'s
Stork. . . ."
1141 O Street
review, however? and as the number . unreasonably slow In picking thorn
would have been Incomplete without selves up aftor every down and getting
such an article, the only way out of Into the game ngaln. As to tho right
tho difficulty was to wrlto tho rovlew of criticising work of tho players In
the paper, wo maintain that wo most
certainly have such a right, especially
after tho season Is over.
The statement that the winning or
the Illinois gamo would do no positive
good was made with express reference
to tho effect that that gamo would have
upon our chances for admission to
the Conference, aiul we bellovo tho
statement is true. In the preceding"
paragraph it was said that "the gamo
today will-mean much to both teams."
MixWestover And ourself evidently
agreeNipon that one point at least.
Had thexjritlcised remark even re
ferred to thegamo Itself, It would
Now for a detailed review of Mr.
Tho first onti Is a goiuh'ul denial of
the assertion thatthe seasoirwas the
least successful ofxnny durlngthe
periou uootn mis ueen coacn. A glance
at the Particle will show that our rea
son for holding this opinion wjuscl ear
ly and distinctly stated In two putces
to be the fact thaVw could no longer
consider ourselves nor he considered
the" peer pt the four leaders of- the V0Xcn much W open to objection
. . i .. . than tluK statement nf tho nihil Mint
ono of tho most successful, my reason
for this being that moro greon men
were developed this year than any
heretofore, tho schedule was the hard
. est thnt Nebraska over played, tho
team was handicapped by more serious
injuries than ever before and there
was a 'dearth of material- for .several
Important positions in the line, nndrnr
a result two mon nt least " went Into
two of tho hardest games of tho sea-
Again ho says "that .training rules
wore not observed."- That Is -direct
slander and nothing olso, for from
- personal connection with tho learn I
can truthfully say that wo had the
best bunch of fellows to observe train
ing rules that Nebraska ovor had, and
as a matter of fact I don't believe the
writer of tho article Ittiows tho first
principles .of training a team.
No. defeat was ever, almost equiva
lent to a victory and anyone .that has
ever bcon 'beaten, In a game knows
that when hols "licked he. Is licked,"
, and a true" sportsman will not talk
about ft afterward' and offor oxcuses
for tho defeat.
Again, two substitutes . are called
"wpoden figures." A ( ''sub" Is as
worthy, of praise as a- "regular;" ho
sideling himself ns honoring the Uni
versity. That Mr. Westoyer Is a sym
pathizer with this sentiment of other
athletes is evident from his confusion
of the University with the team In the
last paragraph of his communication.
A glance at tho communication will
show that witji ono excoptiorievory-
criuclsm Is .directed at some exnres-
'slonof opinion. Any fair-minded 'per
son will agree that opinions can dlffor,
and no ono can say that the opinion
expressed In tho rovlew was absolute
ly unsupported. It may bo Jobjectod
that no olio but a football export
which- wo most certainly are not and
do not claim to be should havo en
tered Upon a rovlew of the season.
Tills Is perhaps true, but wo feel that'
wo were perfectly justified In this In
stance. While" muking preparations
for tho special number we requested
articles from Coach BqoUi, Manage
ftiornson ami yaptaln Borg. Each
promised to write something, but not
ono of them did so, although prompted
tho day poforo th0 copy had to bo In.
Luckily we had anticipated this, and
accordingly had sufficient matter to
fill up with. It would have been the
same way with any football lilayer to
whom wo Bhould fiavo assigned tho
Conference. It will also appear that
we gave the team and Booth great
"credit for the-fthew-ing made, in vleX
of tlie material, of Injuries, and of tho
schedule, precisely the conditions re
lied upon by Mr. Westover In his as
sertion that tlidseason was unusually
successful. . .
The reference to theobsorvnnce of
training, rules seems tohave caused
LLmore dissatisfaction among tho play
ers anu coacnes man nny otnerpart
of tho review, .sinco tho breach oC
them was dohlcd on several occasions
last week by members- of the tenhu
This is the only statement, of fact
which Mr. Westover specifically ob
jects to, and he falls to directly deny
It, making the general assertion that
the men were the best bunch we ever
had for observing training rules. In
low of a few notorious instances of
ast years, this is certainly not say
ng very much. Aside from that, how-
ver, we had ns authority for the-
hnrge the unqualified statement of a
.nan closely connected-with Ihju team.
WhIJo-not bellovlng In the doftrlno of
the expediency of concealing or avoid
ing unpleasant truths wo still feel thnt
It would havo been better not" to havo
than tluKstatcment of the Ullnl that
It would Ijoii question bfxwhlch team
would prove wchik enough uHpso..
.In conclusion wonvIsIi to saythat
although there has been much dlssat
Isfactlon expressed with thernrticle by
memuers oi tno team anil others con
nected with the football Intoresuvtbls
is tho first communication we have re
ceived on the subject, and
glarj that It comes froiuone' si
nent In football circles as At
in the review,
will end all ills-
roferrod to tho mattei
ami we trust that, this'
cusslon upon such-jm unpleasant sub
If tho only clement of victory Is a
larger score than that of tho ad
versary, wo accept tho dictum that to
explain a defeat or to call ono equiva
lent to a victory Is unsportsmanlike.
Tho reference to the men. who
played In tho Haskell game wo did
not see It ourself was a Very euphe
mistic translation of tho freely ex
pressed -sentiments of several of tho
regular players after that gamo. ,
The three or four hundred students
Vha accompanied tho team to Minne
apolis will unanimously ' agree in the
statomont that some of tho men wdro
ne' so proml-
over, and that he has omitteil nil
childish personal attacks, confining
hihiself to a sovore but open criticism
of thcNirtlclc. Had It been otherwise
wo would xnot have felt justified In
replying, but"under the present condi
tions it Is a pleasure to publish the
communication and olir. own perhaps
-X-utlle attempt to reply. Kis perhaps
not out of order to refer to our policy
In conducting this paper. Wo prefer
to say good things, but when disagree
ablo things are to be said we will do
so In as fair and-unprejudlced a man
ner as l'OSBiblo always endeavoring to
keep in mind the ultimate benefit to
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