The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 07, 1908, Image 1

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    be Bailp IFlebraekan
Vol. VII. No. J38.
Price 5 Cents.
Meeting to Discuss Athletic Board Election Dis
covered in the Whittman Garage.
Accounts by Spectators.
The second floor of Whitman's au
tomobile garage was the scene of a
Pan-hellenlc meeting Tuesday evening
in which Theta Nu Epsilon was de
cidedly the controlling factor. The
meeting was in response to a concert
ed movement on the part of the T. N.
B.'s, whose political power was in
jured by the recent Senate ruling In
regard to Athletic Board elections.
These men got together Monday after
noon and that evening presented to
their several chapters the Idea of a
panhelenic meeting for the purpose
of passing resolutions stating the
neutral position of the fraternities in
the coming election. The so-called
panhelenic conference, however,
proved to be purely a T. N. E. affair.
The out-of-the-way place of meeting
aroused the suspicions of some of the
fraternity men not in the deal, who
decided to attend the meeting. There
was considerable surprise evidenced
on the faces of some of the T. N. E.'s
when they found strangers in thq con
ference, but on account of the fact
that, as it was purported to be a Pan
hellenlc meeting, they had the privilege
of coming, they held their places.
They were also reassured by the pres
ence of a goodly number of Theta Nu
Epsilons who likewise were not dele
gates to the conference.
Business started after a few prelimi
naries resulting in the election of Dan
McCutcheon temporary chairman and
""Chick" Clark, secretary. The repre
sentatives from the several chapters
reported that they were instructed to
"stay with the rest of the fraternities"
and to discountenance any clique
which should attempt to put up a
ticket In the coming election.' On mo
tion of Mr. Coufal, put with such ex
quisite verbosity that the secretary,
Mr. Clark was obliged to delegate an
amanuensis, in the person of Mr.
Voder, one of the Interested specta
tors, it was moved that it be the senti
ment 6f the fraternities that all organi
zation be discountenanced, but that if
any fraternity men should run it
should' be with the consent of the Pan
hellenlc council; this to be binding
upon all fraternities, .
It was suggested by Mr. Johnson of
Alpha Theta Chi, another of the un
notified "f raters," that as a delegate
he could not bind' his chapter by the
acts of the council until he should re
fer the resolutions back to his fra
ternity. Mr. Coufal then moved that,
If Alpha Theta Chi'B delegate be not
so delegated, this fraternity should bo
debarred from a voice in the mooting.
This motion was wltEclrawn after con
sldorablo- disousBlon, and the original
motion for the appointment of a com-
. . . . ...
mlttee passed. This committee was
appointed as follows: Mr, Clark, Mr.
Beghtol, Mr. ZImmer, Mr. Coufal, and
the chairman in accordance with the
motion. Another motion to make the
meeting secret was discussed and dis-
couragod, as the chairman stated that
there was nothing secret In the con
ference. The meeting then adjourned
until eight o'clock Friday evening,
after making arrangements with the
editor of the Nebraskan, who hap
pened in with Arthur JorgenBen, Hugh
Craig, Berquist and others, for the
publication of the resolutions In next
Saturday morning'B Ibsuo.
Just before adjournment one of the
delegates, In speaking of the place for
the next meting, said that he thought
they were imposing on the establish
ment as they never swept up after
The resolutions contemplated by the
T. N. E.'s and their sympathizers are
aimed at the fraternity men who
signed the recent petition to the Sen
ate asking for the abolition of the
voting tax and who are now exerting
their efforts in the Interests of tho
University to get out a ticket com
posed of both "Barbs" and "Prat"
men. Tho signers of this petition disa
vow any personal interest In the mat
ter whatever. They are not coming
back to school next year, and only de
sire to see tho new rule given a chance
without being discredited by the elec
tion of an all-"Barb" ticket. There
have been several meetings of these
men with prominent "Barbs"' for the
purpose of securing n University spirit
in tho matter and, although no particu
lar ticket has been agreed upon, sev
eral fraternity men have been pre
vailed upon to enter the race on tho
fair plan of election. Thefo have been
repeated attempts on the part of the
T. N. E.'s to discourage these can
didates, but only one man, however,
has withdrawn from the contest. It
is probable that in an open T. N. E.
matter the fraternities would rebel,
but they now have little opportunity,
as the. plan was so cleverly made that
the election will occur before the next
regular meeting time.
Dramatic Club
Tho representatives from the vari
ous chapters at Tuesday evening's
meeting were as follows:
Phi Delta Theta Dan McCutcheon.
Delta Upsilon "Chic" Clark.
Delta Tau Delta Dale Porrin.
Sigma Chi "GuBsy" Zlmmerer.
Phi Gamma Delta Sam Buck.
Kappa Sigma Glen Mason.
Beta Theta PI K. t. Beghtol.
Sigma Alph Web Mills.
Alpha Tau Omega Ed. Coufal.
Alpha Theta Chi Clarence Johnson.
Phi Psi H. W. Post.
Chancellor Androws, when inter
viewed yesterday regarding the T. N.
E.'s, stated that he thought the organi
zation should be expelled from the In
stitution, tho only question bolng tho
best method of accomplishing this.
Pie said: "You may quote mo in say
ing that tho Regents are back of mo
in this sentiment."
Dramatic Club to Give Final Plays
Tonight tho Dramatic Club will ap
pear before the University public for
the last time this season. Tho plan
this year has been to get every mem
ber of the club to take an actlvo In
terest In the work by placing them
In one or more playB. Every appear
ance so far has met with marked suc
cess and there is no reason to expect
that tonight's entertainment will fall
below the usual standard.. Several of
the cast are on the Senior play this
year" and others have appeared in suc
cessful plays for the last two or three
years. The plays tonjght are "Tho
Man of Destiny," "Holly Tree Inn,"
and "In Honor Bound."
The cast for tho first Is as follows:
Napoleon Bonaparte. .Aldis E. Hibner
A Strange Lady. . . t . .Neva M. Hibner
A Lieutenant Harry P. Letton
An Innkeeper Samuel A. Ersklne
The action of this play takes place
on May 12, 1796, two days after tho
battle of Lodi, In which the French
army under General Bonaparte re
pulsed the Austrian army under Gen
eral Boaullen, who attempted to pro
vent the French, from crossing by
means of a narrow bridge at that
point .
The scone... is the main room at
Ginseppe's inn, on the road from Milan
to Lodi, in Northern Italy.
The following Is the cast for "Holly
Tree Inn:"
Job Cobbs, Landlord of Holly Tree
Inn Allen (Pat) Murphy
Captain Walmers, of Walmers
Court Aldis E. Hibner
Harry Walmers, orily son of Cap-
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VViY 7
Large Number of 8tudents on JH and
Early for the Final Class Jolllfca-
tlon of Fourth Year Students.
In acordanco with tho University
custom, the members of the Sonlor
class nro taking their tfnnual holiday
today. Shortly before 7:30 this morn
ing about one hundrod and twenty or
thirty of tho knowledge stored stu
dents nBBombled at tho Burlington do
pot to tnko tho special train for tho
broad plains of Milford. No attempt
was made to capture tho president of
the Junior class or any othor outsider,
the chief object of tho Seniors boing
to reach the train themselves safoly.
The Glee Club went along to furnish
music for the occasion.
Tho program for tho day has not
been definitely decided on, but one
thing sure, dinner will bo served at
noon, as arrangemonts have been
made with Dalrymplo to have enough
provisions brought out to feed an
army of tramps. Three ball games
will probably be plnyod; tho first be
tween two boys' teams; tlie second
between two girl teamB, and tho third
to decide tho championship. Besides
theso games, several kinds of races
wllj bo indulged in, such as potato
race, peanut race, sack race, and a
three-logged race. Those who enjoy
rowing will have a splendid opportun
ity to Indulge themselves in that line.
Sometime in the afternoon a visit will
bo made to the Old Soldiers' Homo
and about an hour will bq spent in
sliding down the Are escapes. Many
cameras were in cadence as the
crowd assembled this morning. The
train Is expected back to Lincoln
about six o'clock this evening. "x
Field of the Young Men's Christian
Association. r
Last night, in the Temple Y. M. C.
A. roms, C. K. Obor, Field Secretary
forthe International Y.. M. C. A., gavo,
a good interesting talk on the work of
tho Y. M. C. A. and association work
as a life work for college men to only
an average sized audience,
Tho Y. M. C. A. has entered into
many phases of life, such as army,
nayy, railroad, city and tho latost
move Is Into the industrial flejds of the
country. Owners of these industries
realize the good of the1 work and are
encouraging the Yf M .C. A to come
anmng them. .
The Y. M. C. A. are n a largp way
solving the labor probJemB jn the
largo cities, where sp many young
men from the smaller .towns are rush
ing In. 'The saloon problem is finding
its solution In the Y. M. C. A. in., hat
the -association is prqvlding a place
Where conditions are eleyating r?Uer
than demoralizing, the. saloon substi
tute la" the if. M.. C., $. for fhe.yourfg
man. - - .
The, problem of" the ypung; boys Is)
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