The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 18, 1908, Image 1

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Claude AlcJen, James B. Harvey, and a
"Student" Have Pertinent Re
marks on Situation.
In response to yesterday's article In
the Nebraakan, the following self-explanatory
letters have been received:
March 18, 1908.
To the Editor of the Dally Nebraskan:
I notice In yesterday's paper that
the Athletic Board contemplates
changing the qualifications and plan of
electing the student members of the
board. This plan is by far the wisest
and most important change In ath
letics since I have been In school. It
will do away entirely with factional
fights. The men who will represent
the student body will not only be the
most popular men in school, but, since
they will be "N" men, will be able
and willing to devote more time and
thought to the direction of athletics
than many have In the past.
The present system is a farce. When
pnly forty votes out of a body of al
most 3,000 students are cast it is either
because there" Is a lack of interest or
something is radically wrong with the
plan of election. Owing to the fact
that in the past two years hardly a
single vote by a girl has been cast,
and that girls take practically no part
In intercollegiate athletics, the plan
to eliminate the girls' vote Is for the
best interests of athletics.
By barring all except "N" men from
the board, the students are assured
that the men they elect will take an
active, capable part in the affairs of
the board. The removal of the twenty-live
cent tax will stop entirely the
fraternity-barb contests which ' have
been so detrimental to athletics In the
In endorsing the planias submitted
in yesterday's paper, I am sure that
I express the sentiment of a large ma
jority of the students. Respectfully,
From an "N" Man.
To the Dally Nebraskan:
' The Athletic Board's desire to know
the opinion of the students In regard
to the adoption of the new plan of
election of student members 'of the
board warrants mo In expressing the
following opinion: The general inter
est of the student body has not been
maintained In athletics because of the
partisan politics which have had such
control heretofore. It was useless to
attempt to work up any other element
which had for Its motive the selecting
of men better qualified for the posi
tion. "
' Our athletics are .controlled by the
board 'and the students should be al
lowecP&irequal chance. in the selecting
of their representatives. Politics
should be eliminated and the candi
dates be men who draw equally strong
from "all elements of the" University.
These candidates should also be men
who are thoroughly 'acquainted with
the inside interests of athletics and
(Continued on page 3.)
University Cadet Band
Concert March 27
Adm, 25c
Players of Long Experience and in
Good Condition The Nebraska
Team Improving Daily.
Word has been received that the
Mlnnosota girls' basket ball team will
arrive Friday morning over the Bur
lington from Omaha, in charge of Miss
Anne Butner, director of the women's
gymnasium. The players expected are
as follows: Miss May Newton, cap
tain, and left forward. Miss Newton
has played two years on the 'varsity
team, and for three years played on
the St. Paul Central high school team.
Miss Mary Shlely, guard, a senior and
member of Alpha XI Delta fraternity.
Miss Shiely played one year on the
St. Paul Central high school team,
three years on the 'varsity squad, and
one year on the 'varsity team proper.
Miss Lou Fleming,- forward, senior.
Miss Fleming played on the 'varBlty
squad two years, and on the 'varsity
team two years. Miss Marie Neilson,
guard, junior. Miss Neilson played on
the St. Paul Central high school team
one year, and has played on the 'var
sity team one year. Miss Elsie Wel
and, center, a junior, and a member
of Alpha Phi fraternity. Miss Weland
played on the Minneapolis Central
high school team one year, and has
played on the varsity team one year.
Miss Ruth Ericson, guard, freshman.
Miss Ericson played two .years on the
Minneapolis South Side high school
team. Miss Nellie Loberg, center,
freBhman. Miss Loberg played three
years "oh the Minneapolis-South Side
high school team.
Mr. Oscar F. Woolrlch, the trainer
of the team, and the one who trained
the Minnesota men's team, which ad
ministered so overwhelming a defeat
recently to the Nebraska men's team,
will accompany the Minnesota girls,
and serve as umpire during the game.
Mr. Wxolrich has been a -member of the
Minnesota 'varsity football, basket
ball and track teams. The manager of
basket ball at Minnesota, Mr. Day F.
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Fraternity Hall
Abbott's Orchestra
Reserved Seats 35c
Okes, will also accompany the team.
Both gentlemen are members of Sigma
It Is conceded that the Nebraska
players have "had nothing like the ex
perience with the game of the Minne
sota players, being only recently or
ganized; also that the team Is no
where near so strong as that which
defeated the Minnesota players so de
cisively in their visit hero In 1904.
Nevertheless, the Nebraska girls have
been showing up pretty well lately In
practice, and their trainer, Miss Inn
Glttings, expresses herself as well
pleased with their progress. They are
weakest in size, most of the players
being very small, and In endurance;
the latter deficiency being due to the
short time they have been in training.
Receipts From the Law Hop Applied
to Baseball.
Baseball In the law school is now
a settled matter. At a mass meeting
yesterday, President Helnke of the
Seniors presiding, it was voted to ap
ply the balance left from the'Law Hop
to the Bupport of the team. Manager
Randall has already scheduled several
games one with the "U" team for
Saturday afternoon, one with Wes
leyan the 28th, while Doane,. Bellevue
and Peru are being negotiated with.
If the Conference rules appl yto fresh
men this year on the 'varsity squad,
the Laws will make -the1 rest of the
University departments go some.
With men like Stevenson and Decatur
In the box, Stutzenegger and Greenslit
behind the plate, Jessup and Randall
on first, and others-who have not yet
worked out,there can be no limit to
good prospects. Practice has already
begun. ',
Baked beans, baked on the prem
ises and' served hot with delicious
brown bread, 10c, at The Boston
Lunch. '
Found A fountain pen. Call at Ne
braskan office.
Soc'y- Hop
Admission $1
Limited to 80
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Draws References From the Nation's
Political History to 8how What
Buncombe Is and How ll Acts.
"Buncombe" was the subject of an
address by Richard L. Metcalfe, asso
ciate editor of the "Commoner," at
convocation yesterday morning. Ac
cording to Mr. Metcalfe, bnncombo Is
the action of tho man who is self,
deceived and who seeks to deceive
others. Applying this definition to tho
acts of politicians and pplltlcal par
ties, the speaker drew numerous Illus
trations of practical buncombe. He
Every victory won on a false state
ment or on pledges not fulfilled causes
the sincere man Increased difficulty In
tho furtherance of his reforms. Bun
combe Is largely responsible for cynic
ism. Once deceived, many men come
to believe thnt all things are more or
less deceptive.
Buncombe covers a multitude of
Blna as well as much foolishness. Wo
see examples of its use all about us.
We hear it argued that tho railroads
have developed the country and are
therefore not amenable to the laws of
th nation. Tho fact that kerosene is
cheaper today than it was twenty-flvp
years ago is cited as an excuse for
the existence of the oil trust Wo are
often told that the offlco seeks tho
man, yet as a matter of fact the offlco
Js In hiding and the man Is In desper
ate pursuit. All these thlngp are bun
combe. Likewise, although sincere de
votion to the flag is admirable, a cheap
appeal to patriotism Js nothing more
than ouncombe. In this day when the
newspapers, many of them owned by
the special Interests, soabuse.the
privilege, the "liberty of the press" Is
mere buncombe.
Ther presidential campaign of 1896
was noted for its buncomber It was
claimed that tho- iriysteriouB "16 to 1"
represented tho principles of the hi
metallists. This phrase, as a matter
of fact, stood not for the principle, but
for the most natural method of bring
ing about a realization of the real
principle of bl-metalllsm.
It is well that the young man JUBt
entering upon his citizenship should
know that men in republics as well as
in monarchies will commit crimes In
tho name of liberty. It Is no longer
generally-denied that Samuel J. Tilden
was entitled to the presidency in I87p,
when the office was giyen to Ruther
ford B. Hayes by a piece of pplltlcal
jobbery. In 1884 when Blaine, repre-'
sented'the Republicans and Cleveland
led the Democrats, principles gave
way to personalities. It required an
investigation of several days to de
termine which candidate had carried
New York state. The contest- was
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Many' men believe "that this, was due
to .the action bf the moneyed interests
who feared Blaine's' tendency to' bi
metallism more, than the tariff reform
(Continued on page four.)
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