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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 23, 1908)
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Vol. VIII. No. 3.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1908.
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GRIDIRON SQL AD GROWS
LARGE QUANTITY OF MATERIAL
FOR "KING" COLE.
PRACTICE WITH FORWARD PASS
Cornhuskers Using One Devised by
Head Coach Which Will Be Tried
Out Against Peru Normals
Next 8aturday Afternoon.
Notwithstanding the threatening
weather yesterday afternoon, Manager
Eager was called upon to Ibbuo sev
eral new suits to prospective gridiron
stars who wero desirous of trying
their handB at the great college game.
A great many candidates are now
with the squad who -know little or
nothing of the Intricacies of the game,
but this fact does not make them any
the less welcome to Coach Cole. Un
der his tutelage even the greenest ma
terial developes rapidly and the fact
that a new man Is unfamiliar with
the game does not bar him from a
good chance of making the varsity If
he has the necessary physique, nerve
and the willingness to follow the In
structions of the coach and always
to do his best. "King" Cole received
a part of his training from "Hurry
Up" Yost, and naturally he has little
sympathy with the Bluffer.
Some of the men who now occupy
prominent places In Nebraska foot
ball were the greenest kind of ma
terial when they made their first ap
pearance in Lincoln. S. T. Frum, who
h&B won his "N" at guard on the Var
elty, didn't know much more than the
name of the game when he first
donned a buI and nntered the squ'id
under "Dummy" Booth's direction.
Now he is one of the best guards in
the Missouri Valley and much faith
Is pinned on him thl? year.
Big "Bill" Chaloupka entered the
university threo yoars ago knowing
nothing of football, except what be
had read In his town newspaper. He
Is said to have been as awkward as
the proverbial cow whoa he flrpt
donned the moleskins, but today he
Is a wizard at tackle, chosen a mem
ber of the second all-western eleven
last year by Walter Eckeisall, and
- generally conceded to be one of the
best line men In the west.
Slagle Gets Out.
All of which goes to show that the
recent addition of several new big
men to the squad 1b a good omen for
Nebraska football, even If these men
are not destined to wear an "Nil this
Beaaon. Slagle is trying out for guard
and 1b very promising material bo far
as appearance and size go; he weighs
about 210 pounds. Shonka, a junior
law, le another new man who attract
ed the attention of the fans yester
day. He is a 200-pounder and 'han
dled himself well during the Bhort
Coach Cole lined the men up yes
terday, giving them practice In break
ing through the line and In blocking.
No actual scrimmages were, indulged
in and the work In this department
-will be very light this week.
Signals were UBed again yesterday
and the squad begins to show Improve
ment. The backs" are getting away
more quickly and all together, which
1b an Important advance over the pre--vlous
showing. Kroger was played at
half yesterday, with Johnson and Ar
nold on the ends. Chaloupka and Frum
played the tackle 'positions, Harte and
Slaglo at guards and Collins at center.
Blrkner played at fulL back and Belt
zer was at the qther half. Neither
Captain Harvey, Minor, nor Temple
was with the squad last evening for
1 Coach Cole began drilling his men-
In the use of the forwnrd pass again
last night. The paBB then used was
not so long n pass as the one employed
by Colorado here last year nor yet as
rfhort as the pass upon which the
Ames team relied bo much last season
The paBBlng waB done by Beltzer and
so far as could be Judged Me play Is
a good one. It will doubtless be tried
out In theeru game next Saturday.
The continued absence of a sea
soned quarter back Is very noticeable
and the arrival of both Cooke and
LJentley is being anxlouBly awaited.
BIG FIR8T YEAR BOTANY CLASS
Enrollment Promises to Be Larger
Than Last Year.
The enrollment In botany 1 prom
ises to exceed that of last year by
a considerable number. There were
206 enrolled the first day this year
as compared with 183 on the first day
last year. The complete enrollment
last year was 240.
A very Interesting species of lichen
called Usnea barbata longlBBlma,
which was brought from Oregon by
Dr. Walker, is now on exhibition In
Dr. Bessey's office. This lichen often
grows to a length of from thirty to
forty feet. It is most often found on
the vine maple tree, the tree being fes
tooned by the lichen as If curtained.
The finest book on American mush
rooms, by M. E. Hard, has Just been
lecelved by the botany department.
The people Interested In mycology
are especially delighted with this new
work. The text and half-tones por
tray tho common American mushroom
In such excellent manner that even
the beginner can use the work with
Plans for the botanical seminar for
the present year are well under way
end In a few days tho seminar will
befcln Its year'B work with an Initia
tion and the customary exercises at
The laboratory for plant physiol
ogy and plant pathology has been re
modeled during the summer "so that
the work in these subjects promises
to be more . advantageous than, here
tofore. Considerable new apparatus
has also been added for the use of
tho classes in the above subjects.
A, C. Huff and Ernest Hendricks
will start a law office in Lincoln Oc
The best oyster stew in the city
Is that served at The Boston Lunch.
PROGRESS IS RETARDED
LACK OF MATERIAL8 CAUSES DE
LAY ON NEW BUILDING.
AN IDLE PERIOD OF SIX WEEKS
Terra Cotta Expected In Few Days
When a Big Force Will Rush
Work on the Engineering
The new building which Is now being-
constructed on the northwest cor
ner of the campus will be, when fin
ished, the home of the mechanical en
lngeerlng department of the Univer
sity of Nebraska. It will be fireproof
throughout and altogether the beBt
and most up-to-date building on the
campus. When the building Is com
pleted, the mechanical engineering de
partment of the state university will
be as well housed as any similar de
partment In any college in the coun
try. The building will be one com
plete whole, and not merely a wing
of some building to be built In tho
Work on the new building is now
about thirty per cent completed. The
contractors, F. P. Gould & Son, of
Omaha were unfortunate ln obtain
ing the material required In the con
struction of the building, and as a re-
BUILDING IN COUR8E OF
was taken last week and shows steel
just been put in place..
suit no work was done on tho build-
Ing, for a period of about six weeks
during the summer. There was a long
delay In procuring structural steel
and terra cotta. The first floor is
now mostly In place and the term
cotta Is expected to arrive within the
next ten Jays. As soon as it comeB
twenty or thirty masons will be put
to work and the first story walls will
be completed in a very short time.
Nearly enough brick are now on the
ground to finish the work.
Ray Gould, one of the members o?
the contracting firm, is an ex-engineering
student of the University of 'Ne
braska. John Westover. another
alumnus of tho university, was called
upon to put in place the large experi
mental hydraulic pressure tank, This
was done Tuesday, tho tank being
lowered with a "boom derrick.
It is expected that 'the walls of 'the
building will be completed before very
cold weather sets in. The entire
building should be finished early next
Bummer so that It will bo roajy for
occupancy by tho time school oponB
In the fall.
The old Bhop building, now used
by the mechanical engineering de
partment, will bo occupied by tho
electrical engineering department up
on the completion of tho new building.
Tho Mechanical Arts building will be
used for civil engineering, applied
mechanics, and overflow classes from
mechanical and electrical engineering.
WEAVERLING NOT A. CANDIDATE
Nebraskan Article Is Declared Ridicu
lous and Unfair.
LINCOLN, Sopt. 22. To tho Editor
of The Dally Nebraskan: I was in
deed surprised to read In today's No
braBkan that a campaign had been
launched In my favor for tho sopho
more presidency In opposition to tho
proposed candidacy of W. J. Bryan, Jr,
According to the enterprising, if
not strictly truthful, writer of that
article, my friends (presumably
prompted by my sad plight) hope that
I may receive this honor as a vindica
tion of tho part I took in the- fight
of last year for which I changed my
address to Kansas university for tho
balance of the year,, and that thlB end
may beBt be accomplished by my pob
Ing In the role of a "martyr to class
spirit." However, I can seo no roasoh
for pursuing such a course or seeking
girders which had
such a "vindication" at the hands of
The entire affair has been satisfac
torily settled and I am back to Ne
braska this year for Btudy purposes
Further, the statement that my
friends, whom the writer in the Ne
braskan Intimates are limited to a
small numbor, are urging my candi
dacy is not true. The facts are that
no ono has done a single turn in my
behalf and since the issue of today
my friends have, without exception,
strongly advised the impracticability
of such a course, in case the article
correctly expressed my intention.
To conclude, although it' seems
needless, I will state that under no
circumstances wjll my name be con
sidered in any such connection and I
sincerely regret' that the writer of the
artlclo did not find out facts regard
ing tho matter before publishing such
ridiculous and unfair Insinuations,
RALPH B. WEAVERLING.
A MODEL HIGH SCHOOL
18 FEATURE OF NEW TEACHER'8
COLLEGE OF UNIVER8ITY.
ENROLLMENT Of SEVENTY-flVE
Modern Methods Are Employed In the
Instuctlon Given at the Temple
Under Direction of Principal
Saunders of Lincoln;
A model high school, carrying on
all tho regular work of an ordinary
school and doing it in u manner as
perfect as modorn educational meth
ods can dovlso, is ono of tho foaturcs
of the new teachers' collego of the
The modol school is located In the
basement of tho Tomple. It has ut
present an enrollment of about seventy-five
pupils, who do tholr work in
the Templo under tho direction of
Principal Bandore of the Contral high
school. Tho most modorn and up-to-date
methods are employed in tho in
struction and an opportunity is thus
afforded university students to ob
serve Just how a public school should
For six weeks laBt summer work
men labored In tho basement of tho
Temple, transforming tho sand-floored
cellar Into a commodious and com
fortable quarters for tho new depart
ment. There are now a numbor of
well-ventilated and well-lighted reci
tation rooms and also a study room.
The Original Design.
This latter takes tho place original
ly designed for a banquet hall for
university organizations. Arrange
ments have been made, however, so
that it will bo available for banquet
ing purposes whenever it is so de
sired. In addition to tho basement
changes, other minor shifts have been
made in tho Templo. The regents'
book store has been moved from the
Administration building to tho flrst
floor of tho Temple. It has an attrac
tive room in tho northeast corner of"
Upstairs in tho athletic trophy
room, Manager Eager has Installed a
number of now cases for the preserva
tion of relics of athletic prowess of
Nebraska university students. In this
room are medals, cups and pthor
prizes won by university teams, as
well as pictures, balls, 'and relics of
traditional contests. Altogether, it is
a most-interesting collection.
Samuel G. Carney, of Sutton,, who
was a junior In tho class of 1907 when
he quit tho university, has returned,
and Is now registered as a freshman
in tho law school.
O. J. Fee, superintendent of grounds
and buildings, resigned his position
tho last of AuguBt; tho resignation 'to
take effect the first of October. Mr.
Fee was a graduate of this Institution
In the class of 1903, and has held his
present position since 1901, prior to
which time he was assistant In the
same department for three years. Mr. -
Fee Will go, into the Evans Laundry
m which he has recently purchcased
The Y. W. C. A. Is offering the fol
lowing Bible study courses for which
any girl In the university Is entitled
to register: The Gospel According to
John Leader, Miss Compton. Man
day, 5; 00 o'clock; Old Testament
History Leader, Dr. Cbas. H, Rogers,
pastor of Plymouth Congregational
church, Tuesday, 4:00 o'clock; Per
sonal ' Workers' Methods Leader,
Miss VIbbard, Wednesday, .4:00"
o'clock. Life of Paul and History ot
Early Christian Church Leader,
Mrs. Martha Hawley Angelo.
These classes will, meet' the week
beginning October 4 for organisation.
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