The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 04, 1908, Image 1

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Vol. VII. No. 97.
Price 5 Cents.
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MARCH 4, 6, 7
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Number of Conditions and Failures
Greater Than' In .Previous Years
Same True at Other Schools.
Art Lecture
The Registrar has completed the re
ports from the first semester examina
tions. They show some rather inter
esting facts as to the past semester,
compared with previous semesters.
The number of students having con
ditions, failures and incompletes has
noticeably iricreased over that of for
mer-semesters and In general the num
ber eachof -"cons," "Fs" and "Is" has
also ;increased. .The following table
shows sthe results for the past three
In the 'first semester of 1906-07 the
number of students was 516, condi
tions, 503; Incompletes, 15C; falluros,,
322 For the second semester the num
ber of students was 495, conditions,
267; incompletes, 279; failures, 332.
In the first semester of 1907-08 the
students numbered 685, conditions,
449; incompletes, 308; failures, 361.
This shows the total number of con
ditions, incompletes, and failures to
be 981, 878, and 1118 for the three se
mesters successively." The figures
show that each doficlent student was
so In approximately two courses. Last
semester, the enrollment being about
3,100, nearly twony per cent of the
students were deficient in one or more
In connection with this Increase in
delinquencies, it must be remembered
that the enrollment has increased, al
though not to such an extent as the
delinquencies have.
The same phenomenon was ob
served laBt semester at Minnesota,
Stanford and many other universities;
in fact it seems general. This would
seem to indicate that the standard of
scholarship required is rising, and that
at. least, Nebraska is at no special
fault' in -this matter.
Professor Powers
Single Admission, 50c. Season Ticket, $1.00
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MK. J.
AVelJ-Attended Meeting Held Yester-
day Morning.
At a well-atfendod meeting the
Freshmen elected officers for the en
suing semester yesterday morning.
,;No phenomenal political stunts took
place and the candidates nominated
were' elected with no opposition. Mr.
Barker presided. A. M. Oberfelder
was unanimously elected vice-president;
Miss Barnes, secretary; Miss
Munger, treasurer, and C. H. Plerson,
The class adopted dark red and sli
ver gray for colors and are planning
to have caps made in them.
Managers for basket-ball and base
ball were appointed, but it Ib uncer
tain whether or notathere will bo a
series of lnterclass games this, year.
It is understood that resolution' were
passed sanctioning the action of ex-
President Weavetflng, but these were
not submitted for publication.
Changes In National ard'tbjjali'Organl
zations. n,
Some time, last year a'-crrange was
made in the manner in which . the
work of the Young Women's Christian
Association was to be carried on and
the American Committee, which had
heretofore had charge of the work In
the United States with neadquarters
in Chicago, was abandoned and the so
called National Committee was organi
zed with headquarters- in New York
city. This necessitated a change in
some ways in all the organizations
throughout the states and during the
past few months the national secretar
ies have been visiting the different as
sociations and talking over plans for
the future and these necessary
Saturday, from 11:00 in the morning
until 4:00 in the afternoon two nation
al secretaries, Misses Cratty and Dow,
met members of the cabinet of the Uni
versity association to talk over the
plans of the national organization for
a greater work than has ever been
accomplished, especially in our state
and local organizations, which are ac
counted among the first for enthusi
asm, earnestness and real results in
the work. The conference was-a-long
and Interesting one from" which much
good resulted regarding the future
work. In the past Nebraska has done
much towai'd helping along the work
of the Association for many students
who have been cabinet girls in the
past two or three years have gone -out
into prominent positions connected
with the Y. W. C. A., and have done
grand work in the places they have
been called to fill. "The calls
come constantly for more workers
from Nebraska University, showing
that the kind of work these girls are
doing is what Is needed to meet the
demands of the association and the
place it tries to fill.
The Lawyer to Be a.n Important Par
ticipant In the Affairs of
the Future.
Nebraska Suffers Defeat at the Hands
of Minnesota.
The basket-ball trip whlph the Corn-
buskers are now taking began very
disastrously. In the two games pjayed
with Minnesota at Minneapolis on
Friday and Saturday, Nebraska lost
both; the first by a score of 42 to
12 and the second by 20 to 10.
The Cornhusker8 were seriously
handicapped by the loss of Burrus,
who did not accompany tho team', and
Captain Paul Bell, who was not al;
lowed to play on account of being
Ineligible according to the Conference
rules. He Is now playing his fourth
year on the team and the Conference
rules allow a man to participate for
only three years. The contracts for
the other games on the trip, however,
do not specify that the games shall
be played according to Conference
rules a,njl .Captain Bell will partici
pate in all the other games.
In. the first game Nebraska was
easily outclassed, but In the second
the Gophers had their hands full.
Capaley, guard for Minnesota, starred
In both games, throwing ten field
gcals in the first.
in the second game Nebraska start
ed the scoring when Walsh threw a
long field goal. After this seven min
utes elapsed before another score
was made. At the end of the first
half Minnesota led by only four
points, but they increased their lead
in the second half. One of the fea
tures of the game was the guarding
of Dwlght Bell for Nebraska.
The line-up for the two games ,wjb.
as roiiows: ,
Nebraska. Minnesota.
Perry ,.L. F Anderson
Wood 'R. F Hansen
Walsh C Doerlng
D. Boll R. G Capaley
E. Shcmldt L. G Schucknlch
Pies' like mother tried to make.
Baked fresh twice a day by an expert
woman pie baker, at The Boston
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TICKETS $1.50 2
Federal Judge T. C. Munger, a law
yer of whoso career tho mombers of
the Lincoln bar are especially proud,
spoke at Convocation yesterday on
"Law as a Career." Mr. Munger pre
sents his argumont clearly and con
cisely, without oratorical effort. He
said In part:
"My subject is of Interest, to some
because it is a part of their Hfo; it
is of interest to others because it is
a part of tho lives of some of their
fellows; It Is also of Interest to some
of tho ladles, although they may hot
yet realize It.
"In these days of rapid develop
ment of the business side of life, the
intellectual side suffers In compari
son. One hundred years ago tho pro
fessional men the clergy, tho physi
cians, and tho lawyers were the
leaders of intellectual life. The law
is still the loader of the practical aide
of Intellectual life.
"For varied reasons the hjw is
worthy of our attention. Its pecuniary
rewards are still greater than are
those of any other profession. Dur
ing tho first few years of practice
the physician may earn more than
tho lawyer, but In. the long run tho
.lawyor leads.
"However, it is but a poor com
mentary to say of any profession that
Its pecuniary rewards alone are sat
isfying. Tho lawyer finds another
reward in tho intellectual life. There
is no other profession which requires
more concentration and research, f or'
the lawyer is opposed constantly by
an active antagonist: This antagon
ism forces the lawyer to discard from
his argument anything which he him
self can answer, for a single weak
point, if discovered, brings discredit
on his wliole discourse.
"The law is a hard profession. Its
labor is great. But for those who
can labor until they achieve success,
and can then re-labor and labor yet
again, the rewards of the law are
sufficient. One groat reward of the
lawyer is the influence which ho has
on tho life of those about him. He
naturally gravitates towards public
affairs, and of those who are success
ful in public life a large proportion
are lawyers. All but six of our presi
dents have been members of tho legal
order, and these six were all military
men whoso deeds appealed to tho
populap mind, In the last Congross
sixty-eight percent of the members of
the House and seventy-nine per cent
of the senators were of what Carlyle
has designated the "talking species."
The same , condition prevails in the
legislatures. This indicates that Wis
confidence in the capacity Df charac
ter as well as in intellectual superior
ity which places ' the lawyer in con
trol of public affairs.
' "There is something in life besides
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