The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 17, 1908, Image 1

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ivil. VU. No. i06.
Price 5 Cents.
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Male Students, Alumni, and Faculty to
Vote No Assessment Hoped This
t Will End Partisan Elections.
In order to create more general In
terest and participation In the election
'of student members of the Athletic
Board, u new plan proposed at a re
cent meeting of the board is receiving
serious consideration. In past years
the student body as a whole have had
but a small part in the selection of
their representatives. Only at a few
times hqs any 'general Interest been
According to the new plan only "N"
men will be eligible to membership on
the board. Of the five student mem
bers, two must be football men, while
the baseball, basket-ball and track
teainB, will each have one representa
tive. Only male students, alumni, or
members of the faculty will be allowed
to vote. There will be no charge as
sessed for the voting privilege.
It is thought that these provisions
will do much -tdf arouse the interest
which the-affair merits, and to allow a
free exnr$asionsof opinion by1 a ma
jority of those entitled to vote. By
limiting ,the membership to "N" men
the, supporters of' the plan believe that
the men-most interested in athletics
men who know best what they are act
ing upon will have power to act for
the University in athletic, mutters.
The provisions that each branch of
athletic activity be represented will
prevent any discrimination In favor of
one sport.
One of the principal changes against
the present System is that the votes
of the girls have often been cast In
behalf pf partisan politics Instead 4f
on accountrof any genuine Interest In
athletics. Inasmuch as one of the
principal purposes of the new plan Is
13re1InTlnate politics and partisanyot
'Ing as far as possible, if has been
j thought best to allow -only male stu
Aa' ,t -c u .....vx-Undicationj Ihe club wM give the best
dents to vote. For the same reasoirp J ...
'what might 6o called the "poll tax'
of twehty-flvevcents a vote Ib "abol
lBhed, It hastoften, happened that en
thusiastic candidates have paid the
.assessment of students in order that
they might- gain votes. With this
"abolished, the "slush fund" evil will
be eliminated. It will' be harder to get
up a partisan ticket, much more de
pending, on' t1 individual man.
'; ift,he;propQseareforni is adopted
I ballots will 'be provided having the
i names of thepMN!' lnen arranged' In
Lcolumns according to the branch of
athletics in. which' the honor waB won.
7,-The, plan'hus outlined' .wasjsuggest
.cd at. a recent meeting of the board
,and met with the approval of a ma
jority of those present. rtH was felt,'
-howevori' .that,;such acllon 'should .'not
oe taKenwiinout au; memuers, voung
and,for this ireaspnflnal (action was
I postponed., until Thursday, at 11 a. m.
t.,WlthoutMquestionthei elections . in
recent years have had too much of a
Continued on page 3.)
Junior Class Meeting'
Memorial Hall, Hs30
Tuesday, March 24h
Entertainment Given at Clay Center
Friday Evening.
The University Glee Club gave its
first performance of the season at
Clay Center, Friday evening, March
13th. The program consisted of songs
by the club and quartet and a solo by
Director Gillespie. Following the
heavy part of the program, Cudoma
and Cecil Barnabus, assisted by the
club, gave a minstrelsy. The "end
men" acquitted themselves with credit
that would well become Al. G. Field's
or Lew Dockstader.
The concert was given for the em
ployes of M. M. Johnson.'manufacturer
of The Old Trusty Incubators. Mr.
Johnson gives a lecture course free to
his employes every year and this was
one of the numbers on the course.
One of the business men of the town
casually remarked that "It was the
best entertainment given In Clay Cen
ter this winter."
Those who made the trip to Cluy
Center were Manager H. C. House,
Director B. B. Gillespie, Ireland, Wal
lace, Venrick, Walker, Kettridge,
Thomas, Plumb, Hofman, JohnsoiiT
Holland, Glttlngs. Johnston, and Klm
mel. The club goeB to Crete tonight to
give an entertainment under the
auspices of the Y. M. C. A. of that
The club-has two more out-of-town
dates before the home concert, which
vlll be given the 14th of April. All
the members are working hard and
If hard work and persistency are any
program ever this -year:
Law Notes.
Professor Ayers Is again meeting his
classes. By unforeseen circumstances
he was detained In Chicago a week
longer than he lnlended. He gave the
first year law men quite a surprise
when he Informed them that last se
mester's class' Jn Common Law Plead
ing was the best one he had taught
yet, that .the highest average had
been obtained This not only speaks,
well for the 'c.las's of students that Is
taking up the legal profession, but Pro
fessor Ayers himself deserves a great
deal of credit, ifyswtjll known tact
that tills subject, stags'; only second
to Property III fn its difficulties, tecli
nlcnllty "being tWqiafa element.
'j "".-..' r , Ni ;I
The Dally Illlnl is agitating the ques
tion of naming college buildings after
some noble man or woman whovhas
been,. asaqqlated.-wjth .the,, institution,
rather than bucU names as "Chem.
Lab'." or "Woman's Building."
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Banquet and Initiation Held in Omaha
Friday Night.
The eighth annual banquet of the
Iota chapter of the Phi Rho Sigma
fraternity, one of the medical organi
zations of the University of Nebraska
Medical College, was held at the Rome
Hotel In Omaha last Friday night.
Covers were laid for sixty and an elab
orate menu, consisting of ten courses,
was served.
The table decorations were In car
nations and ferns, while burning can
dles, shaded with the fraternity colors,
scarlet and old gold, gave a subdued
but pleasing effect. The menu cards
were also in these colors and made
to resemble a physician's prescription
A. A. Frlcke, '08, acted as toastmas
tor xind responses Were as follows:
"Retrospect" J. B. Potts, M. D.
"Prospect" J.' H. Sayer, '09.
"England as I Saw lt'.'-r-H. M.-Mc-Clanahan,
M. D.
"The Land of the PharaohB" A. F.
Jonas, M. D.
"Nebraska" B. B. Davis, M. D.
Preceding the banquet an initiation
was held at the fraternity house, 1314
South Twenty-sixth street, the candi
dates belng-H. B. Boyden, '11; J. S.
Slmms, '11; F. A. Burnham, '11, and
I. Gf von Forell, '11., who were made
to do all sorts of-grotesque nd Impos
sible things until they were considered
to have received enough impressions
to make them good members.
Phi Rho Sigma Is a national organization,-
having perhaps the largest ac
tive membership qfany of the pro
fessional medical fraternities. Its
-chapters are placed only in the leading
colleges of this country and members
are selected upon a basis of scholar
ship and character, besides other re
quirements. . It voluntarily governs
itself In the selection of candidates
according to the same rules that are
applied to academic fraternities, and
no man can be pledged until he has
carried successfully acquired amount
of work.
Saturday and Sunday mornings wore
devoted to clinics at several hospitals
for the visiting Llncojn men.
Regular meeting of the Chemical
Club Wednesday, March 18, 1908, at
7:45 p. m. sharp Miss Fossler will
give an interesting and instructive
talk on the "Leclthans" and their
derivatives. Everybody Is cordially In
vited to attend. Members are espe
cially urged to come out. Meeting in
the Chemical Lecture Jtoom.,
The best oyster stew in the city is
served at The Boston Lunch. -Try it.
Alpha Theta Chi's First Phi Psl's and
Delta Upsllon's Tie for Second
Place The Results.
The first annual Inter-fraternity in
door nthletlc meet was held In the
gymnasium Inst Saturday afternoon.
Not as much enthusiasm' was displayed
as wob oxpected, but the meet was
pulled off without a hitch. Tho lack
of spirit and enthusiasm was doubtless
due to the shprt time which tho fra
ternities had to preparo for tho moot.
Most big things have Binall ' begin
nings, and It Is anticipated that In
the future tho Inter-frat Indoor meet
will be one of the biggest athletic
events of the year.
A peculiar circumstance arose In the
pole vault. Russell won first place by
vaulting 8 feet G Inches, but In vault
ing with McDavltt for second place
.McMasters cleared 9 feet 1 Inch. Al
though ho had vaulted 7 inches higher
than the winner, McMasters got only
second place.
In the running high Icick Rathbono
and Fleming tied for first place and
divided the points, each taking 4.
- Davis of Alpha Theta Chi hadtffo
honor of winning the' most 4 points,
having 17 chalked titf to hTa'credlt? f
Fqr the last two events, the twe-ot-war
and the obstacle race, only, first
and second places counted. .
Tho final score was: Alpha Theta
Chi, 48, Phi Kappa PbI 32, Delta Up
silon 32, and Alpha Tau Omega 7. -
The following Is a summery of the
Twenty-five Yard Dash.
First Craig, A. T. C.
Second Davis, A. T. C.
Third Flower, A. T. O.
FourthCdmpbell, A. T. O.
Time, 3 2-5.
Fence Vault.
First Chain, P. K.-P-.
Second Davis, A. T. C.
Third Collins, D. IL
Fourth Tlllotson, A. T.'C "
"" Height, 6 ft. 7 In. -
Rope Cimb. '
First Purcell, A. T. C.
Second Johnson, A. T. C.
Third Bentley, P. K. P..
Fourth Collins, D. U. :
' Time, 7 seconds.
Pole Vault.
First Russell, D. U.
Second McMasters, A. T. O.
Third McDavltt, A. T. C.
Helgnt, 8 ft. 6 in.
No fourth place awarded.
Standing Broad Jump.
First Davis, A. T. G.
Second Lloyd, P. K. P.
Third Meyer, P. K, p.
Fourth Russell, D, U.
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9 ft 9H m.
Twelve Pound Shot Put;,
First Collins, D..U.
- Second-rFleming,f A.T; C.'. , ,riT
Third-Chaln, P. K, P. ' . s M
Fourth Burnett, P. K. P, ; ? '
46 ft. 4 in. . '
(Continued on page three.)