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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (May 8, 1908)
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Vol. VU. No. J39.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1908.
Price 5 Cents.
SENIOR SNEAK DAY
HOLIDAY MUCH ENJOYED BY
NEARLY ENTIRE CLASS.
Plans of the Committee Prove td Be
Grand 8uccess Parade Through
the 8treets Upon Return.
The moat succeBsful Seuior day
held for several years took place yes
terday at the Soldiers' Home . near
Milford. One hundred and forty-one
students appeared at the depot in the
morning In time to take the special
train provided, for them by the com
mittee. While on the train Rhubesky
and Phelps entertained the crowd
with several base drum and bugle
duets. Immediately upon arriving at
the station everybody repaired to the
Old Soldiers' Homo, where about a
half hour was spent sliding down the
lire escape. Then autograph cards
were handed out and every one ex
changed signatures with everybody
else, whether they knew them or not.
Byron K. Eaton, who had charge of
the races and games, then announced
the threeJegged race, for which a
largo number competed. Roy Allen
and E. A. Schmidt won the contost
and were awarded a large rhubarb
leaf as a prize. The next event to
- take place and probably the moBt im
portant of the day was the girls' ball
; game. Mary Brown and Nell Stovqn
. son selected their teams from a' large
' number of anxloiiB candidates. The
team organized by the former was
dubbed the Amitos and that of the
latter the Hltitos, for which a large
body-of rooters immediately appeared.
Miss Cull acted as umpire and the
manner in which Bhe rondered her de
cisions reminded one of Jack Haskell
of the Western eLaguo. Miss Mlna
easily carried off the honors by play
ing a star game at catch and making
a home run and a two-bagger. Miss
Swanbon without doubt drew second
place by making a three-bagger early
in the game and by attempting to
break tip the game In the last Inning
by fouling the ball over her head into
trie flyer three times in quiclrmrcces
slon. The score was 10 to 6 in favor
of the Amltes. The line-up:
Lesher. e Mims
Stevenson p Brown
Rudeffldorf lb Anderson
Do Lacy 2b Currlo
KImrael 3b Stokes
Stewart bs Bristol
Brldenburgh. .... If Swanson
Bardwoll rf Peterson
Cox cf Waddle
At the close of the game Frank Rhu
besky, who had charge of the provi
sions anndunced that dinner wafc ready
and he certainly pleased everybody by
the excellence of the lunch served.
After dinner Former Adjutant Gen
eral Culver made an address of wel
come to the cIbbb, turning the entire
grounds over to them and promising
the protection of the Old Soldiers if
necessary. He also invited all to visit
the Sfc.ogq Uthla mineral, water spring
and to taste the product, an opportunl-
FRIDAY, MAY 8TH,.'08
ty which many took advantage of.
About 2:30 o'clock the senior base
ball team met the first team of mil
ford in a contest for the championship
of the state. The first inning ended
in a score of 2-0 in favor of the sen
iors. An account of the rest of the
game will appear in the Milford News.
Those who cared to go boating had
a splendid oportunity to do so nnd the
boats were kept busy moat of the time
during the afternoon.
Shortly "before 5 o'clock the "as
semble" was sounded and soon the
many sunburned faces were on their
way home after spending one of tho
most Joyous days of their lives. Upon
arriving at Lincoln they paraded
through tho streets to tho campuB,
gavo the University yells, the class
yell: Rah Rah Rls Bis Bus, '08, That'B
us, and then disbanded.
Clarence Johnson was the chairman
of the committee in chargo of the
whole affair and everybody voiced tho
sentiment that he carried the issue to
a successful close.
Track Team Leaves.
The University track team leaves
toda for Lawrence, Kansas, where
they meet the Kansas University
team tomorrow afternoon in the nn
ninl dual meet. So far as "dope"
goeH, the CornhiiBkers appear to have
tho advantage of It and are expected
to win the meet, Kansas is reason
ably certain to win the quarter and
pot haps thehuif,but aside from these
events, Nebraska haslit least an even
chance of winning.
The following men will leave on the
Dr. R. G. Clapp.
Wildman. . j
Williams i ' ' " ' i
S. Collins. !
O. T. Sevan, '03, who is now connect
ed with the forestry department is! to
be married next montn,wto Miss Nel
lore Wilson, '04. Miss Wilson was In
structor In French here, for a time
after her graduation. Mr. sSevan Is
stationed at Pollasky, Cal,-
CONFUSION IN CAMP.
T. N. E's. Panicky When Yesterday's
When yesterday morning's issue of
tho "Nebraskan" appeared on tho cam
pus thoro was immediate and wide
spread excitement, especially among
a certain select few commonly known
as T. N. E's. Tho issue wbb almost en
tirely devoted to the exclusive organi
zation and Its recent underhanded do
ings In tho Athletic Board eloctlon, aB
woll as Its general malodorous nature.
Within five minutes groupB of from
three to a dozen could be seen all over
tho campus, oagorly poring over copies
of the paper. The "Nebraskan" office
was tho scone of an Immediate rush
for copies and the issue was exhausted
within a few minutes. This stirring
up bids fair to be tho livolost that
athletic affairs and T. N. E. affairs
have over had at Nebraska.
Tho Biiita for tho baseball team, to
bo furnished by tho faculty in accord
ance with tho offer made at the last
medical convocation havo arrivod. As
no election was made last week I havo
taken tho Iftterty of asking Dr. Wolcott
and Dr. Dales to Bervo as a commltteo
on presenting the order of the man
ager, Mr. C. F. Charlton.
The faculty hopes that tho students
will generally support our team and aid
in doing honor to the college of medi
cine. H. B. WARD.
Tho Alpha Thota Chi house was the
Bcene of a lively time Wednesday
night. The occasion was a "smokor"
given by the officers of Company B.
Military drill was forgotten for a whllo
and the. liveliest of social times was
enjoyed by all. At tho close of the
"speeches" a resolution of sympathy
for Sergeant Oleson in his late sorrow
, Junior Finance Committee.
, The Junior Finance Committee will
meet at 5 p. m., Friday, In U 212. A
full report Is desired from each menu
L. C. Miller, of. tho Unjted Staees
forest service, visited the department
of forestry yesterday. Mr. Miller ad
dressed thq forestry students at 11:30.
Baked beans, baked on the prem
ises and' served hot with deliciouB
brown bread, 10c, at ' The Boston
PROf. FOGG TALKS
TREAT8 8UBJECT OF INTER-COL-LEGIATE
The "Nebraska". 8ystem The Aim to
Give Many Power, not to Enable
Teams to Win Poem By Ross
In speaking on "Intor-Colleglato De
bating," at Convocation yesterday
morninr, Professor M. M. Fogg out
lined tho Nobraska squad Hystem and
forcofully defended it. Mr. Fogg de
clares that debating is not a dopart
montnl affair but a university matter.
Sinco to oxcoll in dobato is Is necos
sary that n largo amount of tlmo bo
dovoted by tho Instructors to tho
work of a camparatlvoly fow number
of students, tho question Ih rained
whether or not tho pedagogical valuo
of tho work 1b sufficient to warrant
tho continued expenditure of quite bo
much tlmo and energy.
Its valuo depends, at least in part, on
how far coaching should go. In this
university tho coaching Hystem haH
very stiff requirements. It has cer
tainly coacned. It toacnos tho stu
dent how to investigate for the truth,
how to use tho EngllBh language with
accuracy, precision and powor how to
put Into a caso what Profossor Ross
used to call "teeth and claws." Yet
tho Nebraska system does not neces
sitate that tho debaters slavishly fol
low tho suggestions of. the coachos.
The method adopted was that which
most certainly insures hand-to-hand
discipline In direct and exact thinking
and tho accurate, lucid, virile expres
sion of thinking. Although tho debater
is strenuously trained for flovoral
months beiore tho debate, his evidence
must all bo rearranged reworded and
re-explained, according to tho need de
veloped in the actual contest.
The system is likely to gravitate to
ward rigidity the genuine sot speech.
This tendency needs to be watched
and the coaching system seeks to keep
flie work as flexible aB possible.
Tho question has been raised "as to
whethor underclassmen should partici
pate in tho inter-collegiate dobates.
Professor Fogg cannot understand why
the brains of a freshman Bhould not-re-ccive
a fair chance in this democracy
Another question often brought up is
whethor it is rlgut that university
credit he granted for work done in in
tercollegiate debating. "Professor Fogg
declares that if credit were killed you
can hardly count, at Nebraska, on tho
best students working for weeks mere
ly for tho general glory of civilization.
It has been arguqd that we do not
need the squad in order to prepare
teams for intercollegiate debates.
True enough. Wo could pick three
men several months-ahead and spend
all our time on them.
"But," said Professor Fogg, ' rhe
main object of this system is to train
each year not three or sixv students,
but' a picked seminary of sl'udonts, in
thinking and expression to win in
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