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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
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today, Matinee, 2:30
"Bunco In Arizona"
Night, 50, 35 & 25c Mat., 25 & 10o
TUE8., WED. & WED. MAT.,
THUR8., FRI., 8AT. & 8AT
MAT., OCT. 1-3
The World's Great Funmakers
WEEK Of SEPTEMBER 21
Wire Runners, Jumpers, Dancers,
Musicians and Acrobats.
HOWARD, BLAND AND
In "The 8tage Manager."
Monologlst and Vocalist
CORA BEACH TURNER
"A Bluffer Bluffed."-
Comedy Bag Punchers.
Singing and Dancing Comedians
New and Novel Productions.
MAT8. TUe8., Thurs. & 8at., at 2:
Mats Tues., Thurs. & 8at., at 2:15.
Prices Lower Floor, 25c; Bal
cony, 10c and 15c.
EVERY EVENING AT 8:15
PRICE8 15c, 25c and 50c.
PROGRAM: THUR., FRI. & SAT.
POSITIVELY FIR8T APPEAR
Moving Picture Showing
WILLIAM JENNING8 BRYAN
In and Around His Palaclal Home
W. J. KERN8
Receiving His Notification at
"BUYING A TITLE"
"IN THE NICK OF TIME"
"8TORY OF KING FREGOLIA"
5--OTHER GREAT PICTURE8 5
Extra Vaudeville Attraction "
KOLLIN8 & CARMON 8I3TER8
MI88 riELLIE REVELLE
MR. JACK WILD
4 8HOW8 DAILY 4
10c ALL 8EAT8 10o
All makes rented with stand
$3 Per Month.
Bargains In Rebuilt Machines,
LINCOLN TYPEWRITER EXCHANGE
Auto 1165-Boll 1181. 122 No. 11th
THE UNI SMOKE HOUSE
Welcomes all Students.
R d ninrc Bnd Bllvor .Letter
?BB pipes uaRB
UNI SMOKE HOUSE
1183 O Street
L. J, HERZOG
THE UNIVERSITY MAN'S TAILOR
Tho finest work done and prices right
Call at our new store
1:230 o St.
Cameron's lunch counter, 123 So.
A. I. Toole, who took his A. M. In
physles In 190G, has been appointed
Instructor in that department.
For rent Three rooms. Inquire Jan.
ltor Chem. Lab. All modern.
Don Wilson, ox-1907, Is engaged In
the electrical business In Omaha.
For Sale Nearly new dress Bult,
very cheap. 1337 K. Auto 2312.
Miss Llbble Brenizer, 1905, Is secre
tary of tho Y. W. C. A. at Rochester,
Why not send tho Nebraskan to
the folks they would enjoy It, and
It saves letter writing.
Alfred Crago, 1905, has accepted the
prlnclpalship of the Tobias schools for
the coming year.
Some of our readers send the "Rag"
to out-of-town friends. It tells news
that would be too much bother to
Miss Oraco Sargent, 1905, Is teach
ing at Syracuse. This Is Miss Sar
gent's fourth year here.
Sanderson's for shoes. They're the
people that fit and please you.
Clare Cornell, 1905, who was com
mandant of a military Behoof In Vir
ginia for two years, la teaching at
Peru this year.
C. H. Frey, florlBt, 1133 O St.
C. L. Waldron, 1906, Law, 1908, has
opened a law office In Omaha. Mr.
Waldron was secretary of the debat
ing board for a year.
Why not take yo.ur bath at Chris
bath house, Eleventh and P streets?
Art Wilson, 1907, has a very lucra
tive position with the Pueblo Bridge
company, Pubelo, Colorado.
Have your clothes pressed at
Weber's Sultorlum. Cor. 11th and O.
Hazel Homple, 1908, is teaching Ger
man and Mathematics in the Rawlins
(Wyoming) high school.
Don't fail .to see our line
Freshmen will do well to patron
ize those who advertise in the Nebras
kan. They want your trade and will
treat you right The others don't
care for your business.
The Dramatic Club try-outs will be
held soon. This year more attention
will be paid to genuine dramatic abllty
Halta Kochen is teaching at Sheri
Chapln Bros, 'floriBts, 127 So. Thir
teenth. FamouB, corner 13th and O Sts.,
millinery opening. Latest up-to-date
hats for Unl girls at moderate prices.
Green's barber shops, The Club
house and Colo-McKenna, 1132 O.
A special address for students will
be delivered by Rev. Charles Gllmore
at tho United Presbyterian church,
corner Sixteenth and R streets at 8
o'clock Sunday evening. All btudents
of the University .of Nebraska are in
vited 'to attend.
Dr. Chas. Youngblut dentist, 202
George T. Randall, law 1908, is, en
gaged with his father-in-law In the
You will bo delighted with San
derson's $3.50 and $4.00 spocial shoos.
They are cortalnly good values. All
tho swell styles.
George Tunlson, A. B. 1906 and law
1908 Is with tho Btate republican cen
tral committee, having offices In tho
Found Knife on campuB. Ownor
may havo It by paying for this ad.
A. J. Ludden, 1904, who has been
teuchlng at Auburn and Fromont Blnco
IUb graduation, is now a scholar in
the American history department.
Beckman Bros. Fine shoes. 1107
Hugh Wallace, 1905, of Omaha, Is
visiting in Lincoln.
Tho Nebraska Arm Ponant will bo
sold by Paul Plerco at tho football
Roy Smith, 1909, Ib visiting at Carle
ton over Sunday.
Edward W. Rutledgo, 1909, has been
appointed assistant registrar of the
University of Nebraska. He com
menced his work shortly before school
Some of our readers subBorlbo for
out-of-town friends. What do you
think about it?
Max Beghtol, law 1910, has been
drawn for Jury Bervlce at the fall term
Ed FenBler, law ex, 1910, is one of
the absent ones this year.
Alex J. Dnulap, law ex. 1909, 1b on
a fruit farm near Delta, Col.
Percy W. Britt, law ex. 1910, Is not
In school this year.
Otto Wallls, law ex. 1910, Is In the
academic school this year.
James Pyle, ex-1910, will not be
in school this year owing to busi
Clarence Johnson, 1908, Is in charge
of the electrical work at tho Evans
laundry, where Blxty-hor'so power mo
tors are being Installed and other
of $2.50 to $5 Hats.
Dr. R. D. Schrag, instructor in Ger
man, was called to Kansas yesterday
on account of tho critical condition of
his mother. Mrs. Schrag is not ex
pected to live but a very short time.
Professor Schrag's cIossob are being
cared for by other instructors tem
porarily. The department of Romance, Lan
guages and Literatures now occupies
roorris 301, 302, 311, and 812 in Uni
Ti Vlwre' M6
NEW fOOTBALL PLAYS
WE8TERN C0ACHE8 ORIGINATED
8EVERAL FORMATIONS. -
BROUGHT OUT THE ON-SIDE KICK
Qeorgo Woodruff Used That Play In
1893 Before Any Other Man .
History of the Forward
No single Individual over perfected,
alone and unaided, 'any sclonco or any
art, and no ono man in tho history
of the game of football Is to bo cred
ited with all Its discovorios and im
provements. Until recent years It was, however,
quite customary In tho east to rogard
all new playB and formations as hav
ing originated there. This was almost
as groat an error as to assume that
they were all hit upon by ono man.
Tnio, Yale was tho author of thb
"Tackle Over" formation, and Prince
ton of tho "Revolving Wedge," and
Harvard of tho "Flying Wedge," 'and
Pennsylvania of the "Guards Back,"
and flying interference, but Stagg 'at
Chicago, Williams at Minnesota, Yost
at Michigan and hostB of other west
ern and southern coaches wore tho
original Inventors of a great many
Improvements, some of major and
somo of minor Importance, that the
east seldom had a chanco to loam
about;, becauso, firstly, Eastern ex
perts had few opportunities to observe
football outside their own sectlomi,
and, Becondly, they took no interest
Ir. western and southern football oven
If they had the opportunity to ob
Coach Must Win.
I have been asked to detail what
my specific share has been in the
work of 'advancing and developing
the present great college game It be
ing assured, I lmagino, that after five
years of active varsity playing and
sixteen consecutive years of coaching
five different institutions, I must havo
been something of an originator or I
could not have hoped for such suc
cess as to warrant my being willing,
or even allowed, to continue in tho
profession for bo long. Certain it is,
at any rate, tha't to continue holding
good positions 'as a football coaoh
one must win, and to win one must
have originality, ability to invent, and
to adapt one's team and game to new
rules and changing conditions as
readily -and as rapidly bb they appear.
The Oberfln College team of 1892
was the first I ever coached, and
though we won every game played, In
cluding one with Michigan, I cannot
claim credit for anything for that year
except a double pass from tackle to
half-back. If anywhere else this form
of play had ever 'been sprung before
then, I had neither seen nor heard of
It. Previous to that time the only
double pass UBed had been from -halfback
to half-hack. '
While I, in common with all coaches
of long experience, have Invented and
experimented with scores of plays that
could be recalled, I have no space to
treat, or even mention any, except
those that have not merely stood the
test of time, but which have also been
adopted by practically all teams.
In 1893, while coaching the Buchtel
College, I hit upon the idea of hav
ing the center rush, snap or toss the
ball 'directly up to the quarter, instead
of rolling it back on tho ground on
of University -.
Taft & She man Cltdb
in Music Halt of Temple at
its lacing or snapping it end over
end, as wafc tho mothod omployed
throughout tho East oven in 1894
yet. My method of putting tho ball
in play hns been universally adoptod ,
na Incontrovortlbly tho best.
A New Idea.
At his time, too, tho Idea of tho
center rush making a fake Btiap and
holding tho ball under him, tight up
In his crotch, first occurred to mo.
Tho quarter would Jako to receive it
from tho center and fnko to pass it to
tho backs, who would fako out to tho
open flold, whllo In reality the guard
would take tho ball out of tho ten
ter's hands by reaching down behind
and under him, then hand it slyly to
tho end-rush, who would Bhoot down
tho boundary lino after tho opponents
had nil boon drawn away from it to
tho opon flold by follqwlng 'aftor tho
This play was frooly copied, and
was the direct fororunnor of Penn
sylvania's famous delayed pass near
the boundary lino In 1800, which play
has boon tho forefather of 0.11 tho
presont forms of delayed passes.
The hidden-ball trick which tho
Carlisle Indians played successfully
on Harvard about 1898 or 1899 first
originated with mo, I boliovo; though
I tnko no groat prldo In tho matter,
ab I used tho play but ono year, com
ing to tho conclusion that it was a
play open to question from tho stand
point of puro and clean sportsman
ship. I played it, however, in 1895 with
my Alabama Polytechnic Institute
team, and romomber that wo scored
a touchdown with it against Vandor
bllt University. I could traco its ap
pearance at Carlisle, but it would k
uninteresting and is unnecessary.
Until so late as 1894 no pno haa
ever heard of a man playing any dif
ferent position on defense from what
he played on offense; If ho was a
half-back on offense that's what he
played on defense, and that ended it.
But In that year, while coaching at
Oberlln College again, I became im
pressed with the senselessness of my
left half-back, a very fast hut very
light man, battering himself to, pieces
helping to repel tho heavy onslaughts
while my full-baok a blg;vstrong,
husky fellow, stood away back, prac
tically doing nothing for nearly all
tho time that opponents had the ball.
So I put tho little fellow, at full
back's place and rested him up when
ever wo lost the .ball, and had my
big full-back come up cIobo and help
back up the line. The plan -worked
like a charm and spread like Moham
medanism in the eighth century
only that as it was the quarter-back
who was usually tho lightest man on
a team; it was and Is usually he
who trades places with the full-back
Suggested the Pass.
I have often been credited with be
ing the original discoverer of tho on
side kick and the forward pass,
I do not think there Is any dispute
as to my having been the first to sug
gest the forward pass as a means of
oponlng up the game, but I distinctly
am not the man who first thought of
an on-side kick. That .honor belongs
to George Woodruff, who brought out
the play about 1893. As he played
it then, and as many teams playef
for years afterwards, the kiok wtu.
made by the quarter-back, standing in
his .usual position, 'and the regular,
backs all on-side were the ones dep
uted to recqver'it.
What I did and that not till sev
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