The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 08, 1906, Image 1

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Vol. VI. No. 34.
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Gives Reasons for Revision of Rules
Tel How Reform Was
"Dr. James T. Lees, Nebraska's rep-
eseutatlve to the National Football
Rules Committee of the United States,
gave an Interesting account of the his
tory and present status of football re
form as embodied in tho action of the
Mules Committee, at Convocation yes
terday. After calling for the Nebras
ka yell as an appropriate introduction
for his address, Dr. Lees spoke In pari
aa follows: v
Attjie close of the football season in
1905 a crisis was reached, due to the
growing evils arising from strenuous'. Thus the Freshman rule was
-ado5 because of tho demand for
heayylne-men; for if an unusually
flnoplayor was found in a- small in
stitution inducements were offered to
change his college. Such unsports
manlike tactics had to be Btopped.
Then, too, a long list of fatalities led
many to believe that football was more
deadly than a Mauser. But President
Hadlc-y of Yale and President Schur
man of Cornell valiantly defended this
"mftjdr" sport," which altho a rough
vaino has In it many elements of mili
tary dlsciplino and moral training.
The game was ruled out of many
' universities, and it was then that a
conference was planned to which sixty-eight
colleges and universities were
to send representatives. The confer
ence was held in New York, December
28aiuT"was divided into seven geo-
graphical sections: New England,
New York, Middle States, Ohio, Mlddlo
West, South and WeBt. This confor
" enco Avas a struggle between two
teams in a football 'game of more than
thirty-minute halves, and in the ond
tho conservatives scored a touchdown
bythe adoption of tho following reso
lutions First To communicate with the
nonjj . Yale, Princeton, Harvard,
Pennsylvania, Cornell, Annapolis and
Chicago Unlversltywho had always
constituted the committee thnt had
formerly, governed football, and pro
pose that the committees formulato
rules under which football should bo
' Second That tho seven members
elected by this conference should be
" guided in their action so as to secure
the following;
1, An open ga'mo.
2rTho elimination of rough and
brutal playing.
3., The efficient enforcement of rules.
Maklnc: the rules definite and. precise
1 In all respects, such as tho definition
i or urutai piaying, noming, tripping
land, in general, all infringement of
the rules for which penalties aro
glven. -,
I 4? The organization of a permanent
body of officials.
At present tho mombers of the com
mittee are doing all possible to culti
vate a spirit of fair play and the
"square deal."' Lot us put not only
football, but all our colloge athletics,
on a strictly honest, straightforward
scholastic basis, and then comlug gen
erations of athletes will i'Ibo up and
call us blessed.
Jerome Langer, '01, Made Superintend-'
ent of Navy Yards.
James Langer, who has filled tho po
sition ot chief Inspector of the elec
trical department of the United States
navy yard at Brooklyn, N. Y., has been
promoted to the suporlntondency of '
the teBt rooms of the navy yards at
Mnwn,.v ltvnnkivn mid Philntinitihid.
tlVIUI'1 WfcJ -...... 4.
Mr. Langer is a graduate of the Uni
vcrsltyTjola8s '01, and was captain of
C company In his Senior year. Ho
was also very prominent In University
social circles.
Senior Play Committee Selects Succes
sor to Miss Howell.
The Senior play committee has se
lected Miss Bess Brown to coach tho
Sonlor'plrty. Miss Brown has only re
cently assumed the duties of Instruc
tor In Elocution In the University and
has taken the place of Miss Howell,
who was given a year's leave of ab
sence a short time ago.
Miss Brown Is a graduate of Ne
luaska and of a noted school of ora
tory. In the east and for some time has
been the Instructor In Elocution and
Dramutic Interpretation at Hastings
College. Sho has had extended ex
perience In tho production of college
plays, having taken the leading role
In her own Senior play, and last year
was the coach of tho Senior play at
'the University of Colorado.
The Versatile Stagg.
Coach Stagg of the University of
Chicago has seventy-five varieties of
plays which he will give the-Gophers
Omaha and Ret,
See the Football Game
. then go with the team
to see Maxine Elliott
Nov. 9,
Professor Bessey Preparing Scientific
Profgessor Bessey Is preparing a pa.
per on one of the groups of seaweeds
known as the Slphohales for publlca
tlon In tho "Transactions of tho Amor
lean Microscopical Society," which in
now on the press. These seaweeds In
clude about a dozou families of plants,
some of which aro found In fresh
water, while tho majority are marine.
This paper is the result of studies be
gun many years ago and presented
Horn time to time in Dr. Bessey's lec
tures to advanced classes In Botany,
but never yet formally published. '
i Omaha Theater Invites Team
to See
Maxlne Elliott.
The managers of tho Boyd theater
in Omaha have Invited Nebraska's fool
ball team to attend the play in Omaha
next Saturday evening when Maxlne
Elliott Is to appear." Manager Eager
has accordingly arranged for a delay
in tho linie for the excursion to start
back to Lincoln and all who go up to
Omaha will have ample time to attend
the play if they so desire
The excursion will bo nut oyer the
Burlington and will leave Lincoln at 10
a m. It-is confidently expected that
over three hundred students will avail
themselves of the opportunity to sea
Omaha, to go to the gamo, and then
to accompany the team to the theater.
Manager Eager also announces that
ho has secured a round trip rate of a
fare and a third to Lincoln from all
points within slxty"mlles for the Kan
sas. game, a week from Saturday This
rate will Include Omaha.
, Cornhuskers Have Schedule Filled.
Professor Hlgglns, corresponding
eecrotary of the Debating Council, has
received a letter from Nebraska de
clining to consider a Kansas debate
this year. The reason given is that
their schedule is entirely filled. The
"Cameron's Lunch Counter. 123 S. 1271
Saturday, $1,10 S
Progress General Nebraska Coming
to the Front Interest Grow
ing Very Rapidly.
It lias often been Said In tho past
that state universities wore "Godless
Institutions." Tho following factH
concerning the study of tho Bible, in
cluding the life of Christ, tho contral
figure in human history, indicate clear
ly that the above harsh accusation is
Tho following statistics aro fur
nished by the International committee
of the Young Men's Christian Associa
tion: Five hundred and sixty Institutions
of North America reported 33,157-mon
studying In 8,089 Blblo classes.
One hundred and eight institutions
having no Bible study tho previous"
year reported classes.
Two thousand eight hundred and
thlrty-sovon men wore enrolled in
Blblo classes In 103 Institutions. Tho
previous year 1,909 fraternity men
were reported in flfty-threo institu
tions. Soventy-ono college presidents, col
lege profoBsors and prominent alumni,
representing forty North American in
stitutions, have become associated
with this student Bible movement for "
purposes of counsel and co-operation.
Tho eleven universities having tho
Jnrgest Blblo study enrollment for last
year wore:
University of Illinois . 500
University of Toronto ., 018
Ohio State University 509
Yale University 431
Univorslty of Pennsylvania. ...... .400
Princeton University . . 375
Uniyorsity of Minnesota ...301
University of Iowa 300
McGlll University 291
Harvard University 272
University of Nebraska-. 18G
Tho following statistics will speak
for pur own Alma Mater: .
Men enrolled in Bible Btudy classes
at tho University Of Nebraska: 1904-5,
77-; 1905-6, 18G; 190G-7, 325. t
Tho last figures will very probably
reach 400 before the end of the school
year. So that when next year's fig
ures aro published Nebraska will, In
this respect, be found where sho be
longs, near thoop.. This number In
cludes classes to be started lu tlioi
Greek lotter fraternities. The men
meet once a week in small groups'
from six to fifteen eaclu at a con
vontont place, usually some student's
room or a rooming house, for three
quarters of an hour's discussion under
tho leadership of some competent stu
dent. The work Is entirely voluntary
and is very largely in the naturo of
informal discussion. Mr. C. M. Mayiie,
secretary of the City Y. M. C. A.,. leads
the normal training cjass for tho group "
leaders. Tho courses include studies
in "Life of Christ," "Old Testament
Characters," and "Tho Teachings of
(Continued on pago '4.)