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Vol. V. No. 9i. I UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 1906.
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P. B. K. ELECTIONS
DR. CLEMENTS ANTICIPATES
COMPLAINT AMONG SENIORS.
Gives Out Requirements and Methods
of Election Election to Be
Held April -fOth.
In anticipation of tho usual com
plaint mndo by the Seniors who arc
not elected to Phi P.eta Kappa, Dr.
Clements, aa secretary of the Nebrasku
chapter, gives out the following list
of requirements and general Informa
tion about the society:
Bight years ago the society, a chap
ter of which exists In practically every
large educational institution in t he
United States, was organized at the
Univeisity. At this time the total
membership reaches something over
the .100 mark. M the closo of each
school year about one-tenth or one
sixth of the to tnl membership it elect
ed to the society as full-fledged mem
bers. While "the recommendation of
the professors proves a point In favoi
of the applicant: the right of member
ship depends entirely upon the crodltr,
mode by tho students. The statement
given Is as follows
"The election of Sonlors to mem
bership in Nebraska Alpha of Phi
Beta Knjwa Is based solely on tho
records for scholarship, which are fur
nished by the entire teaching staff of
the University. Tha actual election
by the chapter, though necessary, is a
mere formality since the candidates
cun be rejected for sr-rlous-moral de
linquencies alone. At tho beginning
of each second semester, tho Regis
trar furnishes the executive commit
tee alst of Seniors not in technical
courses, "who will-have taken at least
soventy-flvo hours In tho University
of Nebraska 'by the time of graduation
"A copy of this Senior list is sent
to eveiy inombqr of the University
faculty, as well as to former profes
sors, with the following statement:
"The executlvo committee of Phi
Beta Kappa respectfully requests that
you will again aid It- in making the
annual selection of Seniors to bo re
ported to tho society upon tho basis
of scholarship. - Will you kindly un
derscore the names .of those students
that have worked with you and indi
cate boforo each -name the number of
hours tnUen and also -the grade in
nccorfninco with the following plan.
13 plus 95 tolOO per cent; E 90
to 9-f por cent; -G plus equals 85 to 89
per cent; G equals. 80 to 8-1 per cent;
' M plus equals 75 to 79 por cent; M
equals 70 to 74 por cent; P plus equals
C5 to G9 per cent;' P equals CO to CI
per cent; F equals below GO per cent.
Whore records ar'o kept in per cents
these alone need be given.
"After the faculty reports have been
recolvod'tbo 'landing Is determined for
tho whole college course Jloy each
Senior who has received tho grade of
F. plus or E In any subject. The ex
perience of several years, however,
shows that only those students sian-l
a chanco of election who have at least
ten hours of E plus. In computing
standings the numbers of hours in
each subject Is taken Into account
thus, a grade of E plus in five houru
counts live tlmps as much as the same
grade for one hour, while tho grade
of P plus in one hour is but 1-5 as un
fortunate as the same grade for live
"Although no fixed limit has boon set
for Phi Beta Kappa elections, the
minimum grade usually falls between
89 and 90 per cent. A Senior that has
made a grade of E In oery hour of
his course, would be practically sure
of his election. To reach this mini
mum grade It Is clear tnat grades be
low E must be offset by grades ot E
plus. For example, 12 hours of E plus
offsets 12 hours of G, but they com
pensate for but six hours of G, three
hours of M, or two hours of P. A fair
understanding of .the valuo of one's
record may be obtained from the fol
lowing: "The highest record made by a
Senior elected in 1905 consisted of 82
hours in which a grade of E plus was
obtained, 20 hours, two and three
hours G. Tho lowest record consisted
of ten hours E plus, C4 hours E, 10
hou ri G plus and four hours O. Tho
number of Seniors chosen from each
class Is determined by tho faculty
council of tho society. T,he number
cannot exceed one-sixth qf hq gradu
ntes in non-technical courses, nor fall
below one-tenth. The usage Is to elect,
O. J. Fee has purchased two dozen
splitoons for tho law school. It has
been found necessary to do this in or
der that the third floor of University
Hall will not be so filthy from spittle
and that it may be possible for a lady
to go over the floor and not collect
such spittle uponhor dress. Tho law
students were considerate enough for
a time to spit in the waste paper boxs,
but of late they have seen fit to cover
the outside, 'making them very dirty
and nbhorrable to look upon.
Y .M. C. A. to Elect.
The annual election of officers for
tho coming year will take placo Wed
nesday ovonfng" at 7:30 in -U. IOC.
Every member of-tho association is
urged to be present at this, time. Tho
officers elected vIll be piesldeitt, vice
president, secretary and treasurer.
The prayor meeting Wednesday
evening from 7 to 7:30 will be led by
H. W. White. This is a 'short, inter
esting service held every Wednesday
evening for a-half hour and Univer
sity men are invited.
A youns woman's shoe, Soroala.
Rogers & Perkins Co.. 1129 O Street.
Chapin Bros., Florists. 137 S. 13th.
VARSITY EIVE HOME
BASKET-BALL TEAM RETURNS
AFTER SUCCESSFUL TRIP.
Defeated by Mlnneaota and Red Wing,
But Defeat Bellevue, Shattuck
and Fort Dodge.
The varsity basket-ball team re
turned yestorday from their northern
trip. Tho team played five games on
tho trip and won three, Shattuck, Fort
Dodge Y. M. C. A. and Bollovue. Min
nesota and Red Wing defeated Ne
braska by fair margins. Both games
wore closely contested by the varsity,
but owing to tho long trip tho men
showed themselves much tlio worse
for the trip. Tho Red Men toam at
Red Wing played very roughly and
committed foul after foul by shoulder
ing, pushing and holding. Tho only
regret tho Nebraska toam have to ex
press in regard to tho Minnesota game
Is that they could not havo played
them two games Instead of ono. Tho
varsity were at a great disadvantage
In Milu :irr.n -In nnt hnflnrr nlnvnil llV
Intercollegiate rules before.
The team left Lincoln on March 20,
and on that night played Bellevue
College In Omaha. As neither tho Au
ditorium nor the Y. M. C. A. floors
could be secured the team had to play
In Oovmnnia Hall. This floor Is cov
ered with dirt and has been used as a
riding academy. This prevented fast
vworlc, but the varsity llmhored up and
easily defeated lho Presbyterians by
SvjoreoL :J0-27. The work of Paul Boli
I at guard vyan especially worthy of
mention in this, game, since ho throw
six field goals, besiflos guarding his
man very closely. The next two
games were easily Nebraska's. This
was very truo at Shattuck, as tho Ne
braska team seomod to throw goals
at will, ilagenslck and Walsh both
had several checked up to their credit,
whllo Morier lod with eight field-goals.
Fort Dodge gave the varsity a hard
game, as the score stood 15 to 12 in
their favor at tho end of tho first half.
But the "iirslty took n brace at the be
ginning of tftT" second half, and soor
secured a lead which they maintained
until tho game, ended.
Of course- the Minnesota game was
tho real object of tho trip, and it was
hoped the varsity could repeat last
yoar's performance. The Minnesota
team took lho lead at tho very start,
and were fn successful in hitting the
baskets during tho'flrst half that thoy'dgjppa Kappa Gamma,, is horo nnd will
had a load of S points wjien tlmp was
called. -Nebraska had better team
work, and had her luck in hitting
baskets been as good as tho "Go
phers' " tho score would havo been
much different. Tho second half was
Nebraska's 30 far as team work was
concerned, sinco she played Mlnneso
ta her style of game and beat them. at
that. The final score was 25-1G in
Tho best of treatment was accorded
tho varsity ovory place on the trip.
Shattuck gave tho boys n box party
to Senna's band, the "Red Men" of
Red Wing gave tho Nebraska team an
lino trou'ment as they received any
placo on the trip Arter tlio Minnesota
game an informal dance was given In
honor of the Cornhuskers.
The following men mndo tho trip:
Captain Hoar. Dr. Clapp, Hagenslck,
Walsh, Moscr, P. Bell, D. Bell, Meyer.
Manager Vin Orsdel uctod as referee
in all the games but Minnesota.
Professor Fossler Dlccusse the Drama
tist at Convocation.
Tho fourth locturo of the modern'
dramatist series was given by Profes
sor Fd&slor yestorday at convocation,
his subject being Henrlk Ibsen. After
sketching brlofly the dramatist's early
life, Professor Fosslor ontorod upon
a careful criticism of tho .Norwegian's
"Ibsen Is the greatest of all modern
dramatists," said he, "not alone be-
cauoo of his tremendous inilucnco up
on society, but bocnuso of tho form
iiuu i;uimJIoiliuii ui itan jritio.
mm.1 nnmnnirtltnn nf I r. nlittftf
He is i
master of tho nrt.v
From "Bronte" (182C) down to and
Including his social plays "A Doll's
House," "Pillars of Society," "An Eno-'
my of the- People," "Tho Lcaguo of
Youth," and "Ghosts" wo And Ibsen
a born fighter, a hater of sham, of
convention, of' tradition, in fact, a huge
interrogation point forever- question
ing tho notions of society. Particular
ly is- this truo"nr HAn Enomy ofv tho
People," whoro ho attacks tho populai
conception of democracy; and again
In" "A Doll's House," whore wo find
him exposing tho mockery of ho
marrlngo tlo. In "Ghosts" ho takes up
the theme-of tho visitation of the sins
of the father upon tho son.
Upon first reading Ibsen, continued
Professor Fosslor, ono Is prono to
judge him a pessimist, but aftor caro
ful study wo find him not a posslmistr
but an idealist. HJs is an idealism
which will have all or nothing, which
subordinates every right to tho right
of tho individual, which makes man
tho supreme end of nil activity.
Tho noxt Jectureof tho series will,
"bo given early In April on "Arthur
Kappa President Here.
Mrs. MalloryT grand nresldont of
remain wltlv tho "Kappas until-April).
Cth. She will Blhy with Miss Margaret
Whedon at her homo on D street. ,A"
reception for all sorority girls of tho
University will bo given Saturday at
tho home of Miss Gladys Hargreaves.
Dr. Woodward, diseases of the eye,
car, noso and throat. Richards block.
GYMNA&LIC EXHIBITION, ARMM, M
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