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UIWERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLNTtHURSDAY, JANUARY JO, 907.
Vol. VI. No. 65.
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REGENTS SAY MORE MONEY IS
Nebraska's Teaching Force Badly
Handicapped by Inability to
1 Pay Adequate Salaries.
Write-'University of -Nebraska must
have a jgreater appropriation" from the
state for the payment of salaries. This
,1s the unavoidable conclusion that
comes after an examination of the
statement which has just been com
piled by the Board of Regents and
presented to the members of the legls-
"Miiture which is now in aesslon in the
In a nutshell the situation may per
haps be best explained in tlie-conclud-ing
words of the committee whoso
''duty it was to formulate the state
ment: "The statistics "presented here
in show that the Board of Regents
has expended about half as much f6r
salaries and wages as Wisconsin,
Michigan, and Iowa. There Is no great
difference in student attendance.
.Wisconsin and Minnesota liave four
"or five hundred more than Nebraska,
' ind Michigan soven or eight hundred
"Wisconsin 'and. Michigan ure old
and conservatively managed institu
tions and these states possess only
moderate Wealth. Their expenditure
fairly represent the actual cost of
maintaining a first-class, tsato unlver
:8.ky.'..Thp...difforonce now .existing l)e-
tweon the .salaries in Nebraska and
in-vthese states is suoh, that Nebraska
cannot -employ and retain a faculty of
equal rank with tholra
"While NebrasTta still adheres sub
stantially to the salarvschedule fixed
In pioneer days, our sister states In
recent years have adopted the policy
of selecting first-class talent and pay
ing the market value for their services.
Theif aim has been to gather together
,a faculty of marked ability.
"The legislature may not consider
it wise to attempt to attain equal rank
with these states, but we deem it our
duty to point out what has been oc
curring In surrounding states in the
post four or five years, In order that It
may be well advised of our situation."
". In support of their contention that
Nebraska's salary list is so small as to
make competition with our sister In
stitutions almost out of the question,
the Regents have complied the fol
lowing tables Bhowlug tho compari
sons along this line among the various
large universities of tho middle west:
"The legislature may be Interested
to know how these expenditures com-
pare with like accounts in the uni
versities of neighboring states. We
have at hand official reports of Min
nesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan
(Continued on page 4.)
Wisconsin Chooses Debaters.
The University of Wisconsin has
'already chosen her representatives In
the league debates with Nebraska and
Iowa on private vs. municipal owner
ship of: street railways, Tho Badger
Debating Board selected the nien on
.THE DEBTS WE OWE.
Chancellor Benton Delivers Strong Ad
dress at Convocation.
Bx-Chancelor A. It. Benton gave an
Interesting talk at convocation yester
day morning. For fifty-two years, ho
said, he had been engaged in work
with young people, five years being
spent here, at the oponing of the Uni
versity oi Nebraska.
' Yesterday he came to bring us a
message which perhaps, he said, would
be more profitable for those Just en
tering upon the responsibilities of life.
rt would be natural to speak of remin
iscences and past experiences, for, as
Horace says, it is characteristic of old
men always to praise tho pat and
compare it with the present. But-his
theme was one tho sentiment of which
we should always hold. It was tho
remark of one of the greatest theologi
cal teachers, "I am a debtor to both
Greeks and BarbarlapB." That Included
the whole human raco then and it is
true today that wo are debtors to all
Our obligations are extensive. In
the first place, wo are debtors to our
selves. It Is often repeated that wo
owe It to ourselves to do our he3t.
This is not the idea of solf-eBteom,.but
rather that every man should be self
respecting, should have some value,
duty and place in the world. It Is con
tained in the scriptural thought, "Love
thy neighbor as thyself." Every stu
dent should make tho most of himself.
Some people, however, say that the
world owes every man a living. Henry
Ward Beecher says in reply to this,
"Yes, some men get it in the poor
house and others in the penitentiary.
-Our second obligation to tho state, Is
greatly accentuated, because the state
does a great deal for us. One phase
which should be dominant Is that of
tho duty .of citizenship with which
women also have much to do. Two
things of eminent importance in cit
izenship are culture and conduct, and
for these two things our University
stands, if for anything at all.
P. J. O'Gara, '03, Law, '05, visited
University frlpnds yesterday.
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PROFE8SOR L08EY TO COACH.
Senior Play Committee Selects Succes
sor to Miss Brown.
Professor Lotfey, tho newly in
stalled Instructor in Elocution and
Public Speaking, who luls takon tho
place of Miss Alico Howoll, has boon
selected by the Senior play commit
tee to succeed Miss Bess Brown ns
the coach of this year's Senior play.
Professor Losey is tho third cholco
of the committee and 11 is hoped that
Providence and tho executlvo offico
may not further conspire to confuso
tho plans of the fourth year class.
Professor Losey comes highly recom
mended as a coach for amateur plays
and it Is believed that under his di
rection tho play for this year will be
Tho date for try-outs for tho play
Lwlll be set definitely within a few
days., It Is probablo that tho contest
for places will be held very shortly
after the first semester examinations
and it has been decided that try-outs
will consist of scenes ffom the play
to be finally presented,
Professor. Taylor at Brown.
' Professor Taylor attended a number
of meetings of various national' so
cieties held at tho samo time during
the Christmas recess at Brown Uni
versity In Providence. R. I. Among
the associations holding meetings at
this time were the American Economic
Association, the Political Science As
sociation, the Bibliographical Associa
tion and the American Historical As
sociation. Professor Taylor took part In tho
Insurance discussion, in which all the
great Insurance mpn of tho' country
One of the noticeable things was tho
great popularity of Chancellor An
drews, whose name was always spoken
upon mention of Nebraska.
Dr. Ross, .now of WTSoonalff, was
one among the noted persons who at
tended. Schuknect all Western right half
.back, will be captain of tho Minnesota
football team for 1907.
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WILL BE CORNHU8KER CAPTAIN
FOR 8EA80N OF 1907.
Captaincy of Track Team Still Un
decided Nebraska to Send Repre
sentatives to New Conference.
At tho Athlotlc Board mooting 'os;
terday morning tho ballots cast for
captain of tho football team Wore can
vassed and John H. Weller was de
clared elected. Wollor was left halt
back on tho 'Varsity hiBt rail and In
spite of thefact that he did not Join
the squad until nearly, the middle of
the season and was on this account at
a considerable disadvantage In rogard
to condition, ho played a star game,
proving himself one of the mainstays -.
of tho toam. Weller has acquired-
nearly nil his football exporlenco In
tho University, playing with tho
Scrubs In his Freshman year and evor
since then on tho 'Varsity. Ho mado
his debut in tho sensational Illinois
gamo of two years ago. Ho has had
consldorablo experience in the line as
well aB in tho back fiold, and with his
knowledge of gridiron science and his
personal ability as an exponent of tho
gnmo, ho should make a strong and
successful leader for Nebraska's foot
ball team next fall.
Tho matter of tho captaincy of tho
track team is still undecided. Two
ballots havo been taken and no can
didate has received a majority of tho
votes cast. Undor the constitutions!
tho Athletic Board whon this takes
place the election goes Into the hands-
pf vthe board, Ttyj, matter" of, electing
a' man was takn' up,:nt "yesterday's
meeting, but wqs laid on tho table for .
Next Saturday, January 12, thoro
will bo a meeting of representatives
from Kansas, Missouri and other col
leges of the Missouri valley to discuss
the matter of forming a conforence
among tho colleges of this section
somewhat similar in organization and
alms to the Big Nino. This meeting
will take place at Kansas City at the
Midland Hotel and a representative
attendance Is expected. Tho forma
tion of a Conference among tho col
leges of the Missouri valley Is a mat
ter that has beon talked of for somo
time and it is believed that something
definite will be done at this meeting.
Tho Athletic Board decided to send
Captain Worklzor to represent Ne
braska at this meeting.
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At the meeting of tho Board of
Student Publications, which was held
last -Tuesday, tho selection of an editor-in-chief
for the Dally Nebraskan for
tfie second semester was taken under
advisement. Mr. Sunderland, tho pres
ent editor has resigned, his resigna--tion
to take effect with tho beglnlng of
tho new term, and It Is not known who
will suceed him. A cholco will be
mado In the near future,
Mr. Rlnalcor, Assirtant Editor of
The Nebraskan, also handed In his
resignation to take effect at tho same
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