The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 23, 1906, Image 1

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Vol. VI. No. 22.
First Home Defeat In Six Years Corn-
huskers Make Game Fight
Visitors Muoh Heavier.
Nebraska went down before Ames
In defeat last Saturday to the score
of 14-2. Outwolgbed," facing men of
greater experience, and handicapped
by Injuries, the Cornhuskers showed
that they knew how to play the nervi
est kind of a losing game, fighting
blttorly to the .Very end.
The game emphasized the predic
tion of our own coach that the new
rules put a premium on flukes. With
all due respect for the strength of the
Ames team, It may bo safely said that
'the scoro does not justly measure the
'respective strength of the two teams.
Eliminating the lucky chances which
gave Ames her first field goal and only
touchdown, the scoro would have been
4-2. and under the old rules, who
' One thing was very evident, that
neither team could gain ton yards in
three downs consistently. At no time
before have the new rules had so
thoro u test and on no occasion Jiayo
they proved so flat a failure. Both
teams were well schooled in the new
style of game, but neither by trick
nor by straight pla was either able
to retain the ball, and the game large
ly resolved Itself Into a punting duel,
in which a fluke mlghl turn the score
one way or the other. That the new
rules have good points Is very evi
dent; perhaps but few will deny-that
football Is a moro varied and Inter
esting game, but to say tho-Jeast ten
ynrd seems too far to carry the ball in
three downs..
With two weks for preparation,
the team should bo Intoxcollont shape
to meet Minnesota, and' they" will play
as good or hotter game than If they
had beaten Ames. 'One thlngfls" sure,
they will play their very host
game whether beating or beaten.
One thing 1b sure, they will play.
After Its most plucky showing in
the face of defeat the team deserves
and needs the support of the studonts,
and it is up to them to help make the
season yet bo a glorious one for Ne
braska. The: game In detail follows:
Bill Johnson kicked of at 3:5Crpnn.
and Nebraska got the ball qn.jy.ium
bio near the Ames 50 yard' line. John
son made 8 yards around left end, but
Donslow lost 4 trying the other en1.
Nebraska was forged to ( punt and
Ames returned, after falling to make
4he required gain. After more punt
ing, a fumble gave Ames the ball on
Nebraska's 40 yard line. Nebraska
held and another exchange of punts
left the ball on her 50 yard .line. In
Ames' possosslbn. A blocked punt on
the part of the visitors lost them 15
yards.- Ames was forced to punt, and
Nebraska tqok a brace. . Coolc made
9 .yards on a quarterback play and r(?)
Then the Ames line held jind Nebras
ka was forced to punt. Starting at
the 30 yafd, lino, Ames pushed Mc
Elhenney around for 7 yards, and
Bruggor thru for 4 more. After being
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Fri. Eve., Oct. 26. Price, 50c
penalized for offside play, the visitors
made 30 yards on a 'beautiful forward
pass. Then they punted to our 20
yard line and Cook tried a quarterback
play with a loss of 10 yards. On the
next kick Jensen was intorforrod with
while trying for a fair catch and was
allowed to place kick for goal from
the 25 yards line. Ho booted the ball
squarely between the posts and the
score was Ames 4, Nebraska 0.
Jaensen kicked off, and Schmidt re
turned the punt on the first play.
Jnensen again signalled for a fair
catch on the 43 yard line. This timo,
however, he failed and Schmidt kicked
out from the 25 yard line. Aftpr a
few Ineffectual plays the half ended,
with the ball on Ames 30 yard line In
her possesion.
Second Half.
Jaensen kicked off and a fumble oji
Nebraska gayo Ames the. ball on the
'15 yard line. Jaensen tried for goal,
but failed and Nebraska kicked out
from the 25 yard line. Chaloupka was
Injured and takon out of the game,
Carroll taking his place at guard.
Roppert, Ames' heavy fullback, tore
thru the line for 20 yards before be
ing stopped. From now',on the game
was a series of punts, the ball being
In Ames territory most of the time.
Nebraska netted 15 yards ona for
ward pass and Gil McDonald went In
to try a drop-hick for goal. Ames
broke thru the lino and blocked the
kick, howovor. A second attempt met
with a slmllnr failure. Gil tried to
kick and again ho was blocked, Ames
getting the ball. Ames lost 13 yards
on a quarterback play and punted to
the center of the field. Nebraska tried
a forward pass that dropped Into the
arms of McElhlnney, who ran 40 yards
for a touchdown. aJensen kicked goal.
Score, 10-0.
Johnson" kicked off and sent the
ball over the line. Ames kicked out
from the 25 yard line, but Wilkio
blocked the ball, falling on iron Ames'
20 vard line. Ames held for downs"
and punted out of danger' to Schmidt
on the 50 yard line. Both sides" tried
forward passes and lost the ball.
Ames PHOied to Cook, who dropped
the ball on the 30 lyard line.. Jones got
tho ball and carried It 5 yards on the
next play. Following this Ames made
8 yards more thru guard. Shortly
after this Jaensen drop-kicked another
goal; Score, 14-0.
Johnson again kicked over goal and
Ames tried to kick out from the 25
yard line. Wllkle again blocked the
ball, an Ames man tailing on It behind
his- own goal line foe a safety. Score,
'Benedict, replaced Cook at quarter
and nfter the kick-off tried a- drop-kick
from the ,40. yard line, but failed.
Time was called with the ball on
:Ame( 10( yard line in her possession.
i'New. Club Formed to Promote interest
in the Study of Chemistry.
Last night a meeting was held In
the Chemistry lecture room to per
fect tho organization of a University
Chemistry Club. A constitution was
ndopted and officers for the coming
year were eloctod as follows:
President F. W. Upson.
Vice President Ellison Ross.
Secretary-Treasurer M. A. Klein.
Tho charter members of tho society
nro: F. W. UpflQJLjaillson Ross, M. A.
Klein, J. B. Whelan, V. S.. Hadlock,
"Ferdio" McDowell, H. E. McComb, S.
S. Fay, and A. B. Drawbaugh
English Club Elects:
English Club met Saturday
evening at tho homo of Miss Louise
Pound, 1632 L street. A program wa
glven and officers for the coming year
were elected. Prof. Daniel Ford was
elected president and Miss Stolla Mor
rison, secretary. The program con
sisted of .reviews of a recent story by
Keeno Abbott and a book of poems
by Miss Birchill. Miss Ruby Jesaen
and Miss Leta Stetter, '06, read orlg
lnal verse.
Cross Country Men -Meet. ' -Friday
mocnlng at chapel time tho
cross country men met in Dr. Clapp's
office to dlscuBs cross country work
and plan for tho soason. About
twenty:flv"6 WCte present and an en
thusiastic meeting is reported. From
now on until Thanksgiving, when the
team goes to Chicago for the Western
Intorcollegiate Cross Country Cham
pionship Meet, the men will work
regularly every day. Two squads start
out at four o'clock, another at five.
Prospects are ,vcry good for a win
ning team, two men of last year's
team, Alden and Morgan, and two of
tho year before, Havens and Samp
son, being In tho- squad. With this
nucleus a strong team should
be dovejoped and Nebraska should
stand an excellent chance of repeat
ing her performance of two years ago
when she took first place. '
The GermanDepartment has re
ceived copies of the Ph. D. theses of
John Van Zandt Cortelyou and J. , L.
Kind, both of the class of 1890. Mr.
Kind, received his degree at Columbia
University last spring, whore he held
the Carl Schurz fellowship. His. sub
ject Is "Edward Young in Germany."
He is instructor of German at the Unl
versity of Wisconsin at present. Mr.
Cortelyou, received his degree at Hei
delberg last year. His thesis was a
thoro study of old German insects. eH
Is now professor of German at tho
Kansas Agricultural College, Manhattan.
Price 5 Cents.
Not a
Region of Ice Alone Its Vast
AreaVariety of Climate
Commerlcal Resources.
Dean Ward of the Collogo of Medi
cine gave a most interesting nnd-in--structivo
'talk on "Alaska" at Convo
cation yostorday morning. It Is a
prevalent Idea, ho said, that Alaska is
a cold Arctic province, Inhabited by
wild boasts, nn undesirable nnd somo
what tragic place. .This is a falso
idea, for altho a hind full of hard
ships, Alaska 1b u vory attructivo
country and has many opportunities.
Its bIzo 1b far greater than wo
think, for this provinco of tho United
States o'xtonds in longitudo from 130
degrees west to 173 degrees east, arid
in latitude from 51 degrees to 72 de
grees north. Its situation is slmllnr
to tnat or Scandinavia, Its northern
and southorn points corresponding re
spectively to tho North Cnpo of Nor
way and Copenhagen In Denmark.
Sitka, tho capital, is tho samo latitude
ob Edinburgh, Scotland. Alaska makos
the geographical center of our country
not In the United Statos proper, but
400 miles west of San Francisco in
tho Pacific ocean. The area is ono
fifth the total area of tho whole coun
try. If Alaska were projected upon
the United States Its northern point'
at the boundary lino of Canada, its
southorn point would cross into old
Mexico, and from east to west it Would
reach from South Carolina to LosAn
goles, California.
Tho most Important city in trade re
lations is Ketchikan, on .the Revillagl
gedo Island, whoro thoro is found. ,a
mixture of Spanish, Russian and Chi
noso elements. Tho population num
bers 1,100, but its ono storo carries a
stock of one-fourth million, doing 'n
business of $30,000 per month. Kotchi
lean Is 700 mlleB from Seattle, beyond
tho Portland canol which separates
Alaska from British Columbia, and be
hind the Prince of Wales Island. To
reach Ketchikan ships must pass thru
vpry narrow channels hundreds of feet
deep. The climate ranges from that of
Florida to that of Maine, tho mean
temperature being similar-to Washing'
ton, D. C, even warmer in. winter. Tho
only lco in Ketchikan is artificial, so
the fis'ij. trade is supplied from tho lco
plant or from a picco of iceberg from
tho north. Tho climate of southeast
Alaska Is Vory oven, and In the Yukon
Valley it is like that of North Dakota
or Montana but s9mowh.1t bettor for
farming purposes. Rainy, cloudy
weather is characteristic, yesterday
being a typical Alaskan dny. Tho
highest temperature reached was 84
degrees. '
In southeastern Alaska the land if,
broken, rocky and mountainous, with,
large ocean inlota. Strange to say, tho .
forests and undeigroVvth are vory
thick, resembling a tropical, jungle,
thus' making it difficult to travel by
land. All roadways are made of
planks built upon a trestle, so most of
tho transportation is by water. Thoro
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