The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 20, 1907, Image 1
:vEbeaife IRebrasfcan r . 0 M -I 'y). ' ? t t: ' ' . ?:. Vol.VI.TNo.89., , A CIVICJLEAOIE FOR, STUDENTS' INTERESTED IN ... GOVERNMENT. I New Organization to Further Interest Among College Students First Paper' of Intercollegiate League. Considerable Interest Is being roused in the colleges thruput the'coiin try In ari "intercollegiate Civic 'League" formod for the purposo of spreading among college people a closor Intimacy with timely and per tinent questions relating to matters of government. This league is represen ted at Yale by the "Yale City Govern ment Glub," at Michigan by the "Uni versity of Michigan Civic Club," and at a number of the other big Institu- lion's, by " organizations of various names. The officers of the league are anxious to seo formed a .similar club at Nebraska and If sufficient Interest were manifested, there would be no difficulties In .the way Following Is part of an article written by Representative De Armond of Missouri on plans for the amend ment of the constitution and written for the Civic League: It Is desirable to amend the Fed eral Constitution? Is it deslrablo even to consider the subject of amend ing the Constitution? "I will assume, as It appears to me one "may safely assume, that a majority of those who have thought about the matter at all unite in the conclusion that by amendment the Constitution could be Improved. "The Congress will not propose any amendment of Importance a glance at history and even a hurried view of present conditions surely must banish every doubt about that. It Is a gener ation since the Congress proposed any amendment, and yet thore has been ceaseless agitation for. amendment. "There Is but onoway to amend the Constitution, or oven to fjfaVspbqr con sideration of the subject of amend ment, and that Is through the action or State -Legislatures, moving upon the' Congress for a Constitutional Con ventlori. T'No amendment can be made- so long as so many I might say few as twelve . Slates withhold their indorse ment. Should not this pregnant fact aionVbo sufficient to banish the fears of the timid; resolve the doubts of those who are undlclded, and 'stimu late the courage and.arouse the energy of those who would' employ the living, Instead of Invoicing' ever and 'only tlie guidance of! the' dead? "Even If the Convention were to come and, go without a single chahgo in the Constitution, still It would not have: been created In valnt"A center ing.,of "thought "Upon the "Constitution nnd iipon propositions for amendment, and their serious consideration, sure to attend and .follow the amendment movement, could hardly fall to bo pro ductive of great goqd, Perhaps but few amendments would bo proposed, and fewer still would bo ratified. But the entire field would be explored; ex isting powers and limitations would be better 'understood; wholesome leg islation national' nnd state, would bo (Continued on pagq 3.) UNIVERSITY- OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY GRANT MEMORIAL HALL. This building was, completed In 1887. It now contains the men's gym nasium, the armory, and the offices of the departments' of Physical Educa tion and of Military Science. WIN A CLOSE GAME. Nebraska. Basket-ball .Five .Takes Hudson into Camp. Scores of Games Played. Nebraska, 34; Fort Dodge, 22. Nebraska, 19; Minnesota, 20. Nebraska, 18; Minnesota, 20. Nebraska, 26; Hudson, 25. With two or three players crippled the Nebraska basket-ball five defeated Company C at Hudson, Wisconsin, In a hard fought game Monday night. The Cornhuskers played the first half with three substitutes Hoar, Krako, and Jones In their line-up, but were compelled to replace two of these men by regular players In the second half In order to win the con test which the Hudson team, at the close of the first half led by eight points. ' "Billy" Hoar played during the whole game, being at forward In the first half and at guard In the second. Paul Bell, did noi play In the contest. . The Nebraska five played Marsh field last night and tonight they play Portage, Wisconsin. Line-up in the Hudson game. Nebraska. Hudson. Hoar, Walsh Forward J. Ryan Krake, Burrus. .Forward'. . .W. Ryan Moser Center .... Anderson P. Beii Guard Borge Jones, Hoar Guard Bailey Referee, Kaiser; Umpire, Clapp. Convocation Friday. Attention should be called to the ad dress by Ralph W. Breckenrldgo of Omaha on "The Spirit of American History" to bo given at convocation Friday afternoon. Mr. Breckenrldgo will muke a special trip for the pur pose of giving this address. BAND INFORMAL SATURDAY NIGHT FEBRUARY 23 Armory: SENIORS ELECT. Ladles of the Black Masque Get the Cream. The Black Masque swept everything before It at the Senior class meeting yesterdny morning, electing three of Its members to the offices of vice-president, treasurer and secretary. Miss Zola Delleckor was elected vice-president, Miss Fannie Graves, treasurer, and Miss Florence Parmalee, secre tary. It was only the fact, it Is said, that men were required to fill the posi tions of class attorney and sorgeant at-arms that prevented these offlceB from going also to the "magic thir teen." Samuel Thompson was elected at attorney and C. C. McWilllams as sergeant-at-arms. Little business was done besides 'the' elcctKms. On motion It. was voteditb appoint a committee to arrange for another class "stunt." It was also urged that the basket-ball people "get busy" In the matter of getting their picture ready for the Cornhusker. To Give Banquet. The University Y. M. C. A. will hold Its annual . banquet, at the Lindell hotel Friday, March 8. The feast was not given last year and the boys ex, pect to make this one equul two An-, nual banquets. A toast list is .being prepared and will be announced In The Nebraskan within a few days. Tickets for the banquet will cost 75 cents. Forest Club Elects. At the recent ' business meeting of the Forest Club, C. G. Bates was elect ed president; G" B. McDonald, vice president, and Claude R. Tlllotson, secretary-treasurer. , w -tft sss3HBa3E aeeasa ! : : 50 CENTS j 20, J907. Price 5 Cents. jjf THREE NEW CURIOS AT THE MUSEUM ARE ATTRACT INQ ATTENTION. Curiosities are Unique and Valuable A. 'A. Nlclson and E. E. Black man Interested. Considerable lntorest has boon mani fested during the last week In three curios ,that are oil cxtbltlon at thd mu seum of tho State Historical Society. The curiosities wero recently turned ovor to the authorities of tho museum with much Interesting data regarding how and by whom they wore found. . Tho curios consist of a double bar red cross, which the older Dorlcon, one of tho loadors of tho Lewis and Clr.rk expedition, is supposed to lmvo possessed; a solid silver crucifix: and a small figure In stono which has boon christened tho "Little Saint John.' M. S. Lane unearthed tho .crucifix while working in Harlan county, near Orleans, last May. Ho was engaged In digging, when ho discovered tho curio around the neck of a. skeleton. The crucifix was pluccd In tho Unlvor Blty Museum soon aftor It was found nnd a few days ago attracted tho at tention 'of A. A. Nlolson and 13. B. Bluckman. Mr. Blackman had Rov. M. A. Shine of the St. Theresa pro; cathedral investigate the curio and tho ' two came to the conclusion that tho crucifix may have been worn by tho famous friar, Podllla -who was killed many years ago while doing mluslou ary work among the Indians. Beside Rev, Shine, many- other. Catholics a to interested in .the cross and the invest! gallon; to'detorrairie tho'ejmct identity, of the 'discovery wlll bo continue. At the base of tho. cross which is solid silver, rests n skull and cross bones. The letters .on the 'crucifix, Rev. Shine says, havo the meariing . of Calvary. ; Tho second curio Is . a double-barred cross that was found on a grave near Peru some years ago and presen ted, to tho museum by th'o, late R. W. Furnas, The fact that' thd letters "O-R-I-O-N" uppear on u tree near . . . ' tho spot where the cross was found has led many to believe that the curio was once the property of Pierre Dorion. It Is supposed that the lot- tor "D," having boon poorly made, .was soon covered by the, growing bark. Dorion suddenly disappeared from the Lewis and Clark expedition In 1804 and.nover was hoard of again. Investigators bellevo that ho was. buried nqar Poru and that the grave on which tho cross was found, is his. The. third curio is a figure cut in stono four Inches in length and two Inches wide. It was unearthed at Tokamah a few' years ago. Tho fig, ure is known as "Little Saint John" and Is thought to havo been one of the sacred relics of tho Indians. . .. '. .Basket-ball Game. . The freshmen basket-ball team, will play the Y. M. C. A. Meteors tonight at the" University Armory at 8:00 p. in. Freshmen are urged to come out and see their team in action. Geology 18 meets at 9 o'clock Moh, day In N. 4. '1 .si j in. X i, fc - i'.yi - I' "vjfw'jS ,ij giiflkT'j-V Trmmmsr.