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VoL VUI. No. 24.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1908.
Price 5 Cents.
MIST TELL WHY IT IS
STUDENT8 MU8T SHOW CAU8E
FOR NOT ATTENDING DRILL.
CALLED UP BEfORE REGISTRAR
Frequently Found That 8upposed
Sluffer Had Been Properly Ex
cused But That Officer Had
No Record of It.
Notices informing their recipients
that they are to roport at tho regis
trar's office to explain why they have
not yet reported for cadet drill are
being mailed from the office of Regis
trar Harrison in considerable num
bers this week.
The first cards were Issued Tuesday
and others have followed each day.
The printed slips merely request that
the student appear at the office of the
registrar at his oarliost convenience.
No statement Is made of the reason
for the summons and for that reason
quite a number Of tho first yoar men
who are not acquainted with tho sys
tem make their way Into the adminis
tration building with palpitating heart.
Yet' there la but little cause for alarm
on the part of tho freshmen since
many of tho summons are the result
of some error either In the central
office or In that of the military de
partment or on the part of the student
Many Are Excused.
Many of tho students who are called
before tho registrar are able to show
that they have been excused from tho
drill and that It Is through error that
they are not so recorded on the
university files. This in fact applies
to probably the majority of tho men
who receive tho cards. Somo of those
are found to have carried their excuse
slips in their pockets for a couple of
weeks, forgetting to file them with tho
department of military Bclonco. Some,
however, who have evaded service
without excuse are sent to tho chan
cellor's offico before their cases are
disposed of. The extreme penalty for
continued absence from drill might
be expulsion from tho university, since
drilL is one of the absolute require
ments. Only students In the medical
or law colleges, or who are registered
as unclassified, may graduate without
service in tho battalion. This 1b In
accordance with the rules of the uni
versity, which are enforced on account
of the appropriation received from the
national government provided that tho
school shall so maintain a military
Reasons for Excuse.
The government insists that drill
be compulsory except In certain
cases. They are where tho student
is physically disabled or has religious
scruples. There are also other minor
reasons. In any case tho matter is
loft to tho discretion of the deans.
The compulsory course Is . for- two
years, although students may drill for
a longer period If they so desire.
The act under which drill' is main
tained in all tho state universities pro
vides for a graduated income accord'
ing to the longth of time during' which
tho course has been in operation. No-
1. !. Inn mn Mnnlltlul OK ftflrt
U1UBIVU 1UDL joai lOVUHCU TuuiiJ
This year the amount will bo $40,000,
and it will increase by $5,000 each
year until it has reached $50,000.
There It will remain stationary so
long as the course In military science
is properly maintained.
Just at present tho question of
whether or not tho courso is "prop
erly maintained" Is a question which is
bothering tho university authorities as
well as government officials. Since
tho abandonment of tile athletic field
for tho new engineering building the
cadets-have had no parade ground, and
this 'may result in the withdrawal of
, the national appropriation unless somo
provision Is nmdo soon by tho state
authorities. A committco appointed
some time ago is still investigating the
mattor to see what can bo done In the
way of acquiring additional campus
METCALFE TO 8PEAK AT TEMPLE.
Noted as a 8cholar and a Brilliant
It has been announced that Richard
L. Metcalfe, editor of tho Commoner,
will speak in tho Temple tomorrow
evening, under the auspices of tho
Bryan and Kern club of tno Unlvorsity
ol Nebraska. Mr. Motcalfo is a scholar
of unusual ability and has spoken at
tho university frequently on questions
of public Interest at times when no
political campaign was in progress.
On Washington's birthday last year
Mr. Motcalfo spoke at the unlvorsity
on the question of "Political Bun
combo." His talk was notable for the
thorough knowledge of history which
It showed, together with tho many
brilliant comments on modern political
life which It contained.
Mr. Metcalfe will speak on the sub
ject of "Campaign Yarns," which Is
peculiarly suited to his ability. Tho
meeting will bo called to ordor at
8:00 and all are Invited to bo present.
TRUMP PLAYS A WINNING CARD.
Makes Kenner Look Like Duce In Law
Earl Trump, a Junior law studont,
perpetrated on Freshman Walter Ken
ner et al what is considered -one of
tho richest Jokes that has caused mer
riment in tho rooms of tho law college
for severul days.
Trump, with the aid of another
junior law, Nicholson, "worked" many
of the freshmen to buy tickets to a
"fake ' lecture courso which tho ticket
sellers said was to bo given by and.
under tho auspices of tho law college.
Kenner was one of tho victims. Tho
juniors said that some of tho best
talent on tho lecture platform would
appear on tho locturo, courso numbers.
It is said that Trump and his partner
collected ovor- $30 from the first-year
men in the college of law.
Mrs. Minnie P. Knotts, librarian of
the State Historical Society, Is now
in attendance at tho meeting of the
State Library association at Hastings.
Q. R. McDolo gave an Illustrated
lecture to the chemical society in
the chemistry lecture room last even
ing. H1b subject was-'Photography."
A review by Professor F. C. French
of the philosophy department, appears
In tho "Journal of Philosophy, Psy
cology and Scientific Research" for
Those In charge of the campus have
been busy during the past few days
in taking the shrubs and plants which
may be Injured by cold weather Into
tho green house.
At a recent meeting of the junior
law class the proposition of taking
some of tho money loft over from tho
class smoker and purchasing a picture
of the first doan of the law school
Albert B. Chain was one of tho
lucky ones in the Rosebud land draw
ing. He has not decided " definitely
what he will do with h.is land and will
stay in school for tho time being. Tho
time for filing on claims is March,
The freshman law class yesterday
completed the election of officers for
the first semester as follows: Vice
presidont, S. C. Stonor; secretary,
Ross Bates; treasurer, H. C. Langer.
Presidont Carney was instructed to
appoint a committee to arrange for
giving a, law class hop.
COLE WANTS PLAYERS
COACH NEED8 MORE AID IF HE
DEVEL0P8 WINNING TEAM.
OPPORTUNITY TO PROVE SPIRIT
Need of an Athletic Field Is More Ap
parent Than Ever Since Men
Are Falling to 8how Up
"King" Colo's warriors were out in
force again last night at Antolopo
park, learning now formations and
working hard Jn preparation for Has
kel and other hard contests which re
main to be playod this season. Tho
regulars wore nearly all out but not
many of thorn are permitted to do
any scrimmage work oven yet Tho
sovorlty of tho battle with tho Oophors
last week can hardly bo realized by
reading tho nowspapor accounts of tho
contoBt. But- tho fact that somo of
Pnnnh (7n1n'o at lintifrnat hntn.tnat nnl
grlttloBt players are still unablo to
nnrtlclnntn In nnvthlnc hut Hpht nltmnl '
work shows tho gruelling to which
they must havo been subjected laBt
Saturday. Kroger and Minor" havo
not donned suits at all this week and
only three or four of tho othor reg
ulars who have shown up for practice
aro fit for scrimmage work.
"King" Cole's Problem.
Day by day as tho season advances
the gravity of tho situation which pre
sents Itself to "King" Colo and his
Cornlrusker cohorts Is more clearly
manifested. The fact that a largo
number of "N" mon aro back and that
Minnesota was played to a standstill
has seemed to Imbed In the minds of
the majority of unlvorsity people an
Idea that tho Cornhuskors' courso for
tho remainder of this season would
bo plain sailing. Let them perish that
thought nt once.
The seriousness of tho proposition
which confronts Coach Colo and tho
Nebraska team can not be realized too
soon. Last season the .team had a
field on tho campus upon which they
could practice and play tholr games,
but now tho playerB havo to go over
a mile to and from tho field, which
requires the larger part of an extra
hour. This means that a great many
players are often prevented from at
tending practice at all, for by tho
time they can got Into their football
togs and out to tho Hold after a 3
o'clock class has been dismissed thjiy
are too lato to get much practice.
As a result of all this the attendance
of playors at practice has been falling
off and last night all tho men on tho
field could hardly havo put a corporal's
guard to rout. It is this evil tho lack
of mon which is causing Coach Colo
so much concqrn, and ho attributes
the cause of it to tho fact that the
unlvorsity has no athletic field near
Last year, with a field convenient
to tho "gym," there were a largo num
ber of freshmen who got out for prac
tice and consequently an unusually
fast freshman team was developed.
With a lot of good material among
the freshmen Coach Colo -was disposed
to dovoto considerable attention to
thorn, and under his tutelage thoy de
veloped so much that they were used
almost altogether in bucking the 'var
sity. In this way tho substitutes wore
given frequent opportunities to work
with tho 'varsity, team, and conse
quently a wonderfully strong 'varsity
team with plenty of substitutes was
developed, in addition to one of the
strongest freshman teams which has
even been turned out at NefegA&ka.
But this year there has been a
different story, The freshmen have
failed to get, out In any numbers or
with much regularity. Tho scrubs have
been faithful, but many of them aro
really 'varsity men and should bo
sponding their time with tho 'varsity
Instoad of against thorn. But ovon
then thoro havo frequently boon times
when a good scrub team could not bo
found to face tho 'vnrBlty, and t. Is
strong opposition which tho regulars
nood. This yoar tho coach, tho reg
ulars and a fow faithful scrubs havo
boon loft to fight it out ns bost thoy
may, and If tho HI effects of this policy
nro not apparont now thoy will bo
next season, when thoro will bo no
"recruits from laBt yoar's freshman
. loam" of 'varsity calibor.
Thoro 1b now a chance for tho stu
dents who can play football to prove
that tho spirit which was shown tho
othor ovenlng at the rally was well
founded. Freshmon can do nothing
bettor for Nebraska and to provo th"olr
spirit than by gottlng out for footbnll
and working hard to dovolop a tenm
which can assist tho 'varBlty to pro
paro for Uio huge task which confronts
thorn. Thoso who nro devoting their
attention ontlrely to class football
should put tholr spirit on a highor
piano. Work for Nebraska first and
your class aftorwards, arid do this by
appearing at Antolopo park for prac-
tlnn with tho 'vnrnltv
'King" Cole needs more mon to
assist him In kcoplng up tho work
which has been so well begun. It Is
up to tho football players of tho school
to respond to tho call and to do tholr
Bharo toward establishing Nebraska's
H. M. Peck, who waB assistant foot
ball coach last season at Nobraska,
1b practicing law at Oklahoma City
The Haskell Indian game Saturday
will be called nt 3 o'clock. TIckotB
for It are now on salo at Harry Por
ter's store. A special section In tho
east wing of tho grandstand will bo
reserved for girl rooters. Only those
having megaphones or pennants, or
colors will bo admlttod to this section.
John Wostovor, of football fame,
was ono of tho lucky Nobraskans In
the Dallas land drawing yesterday.
His number was 2,488, entitling him
to a quarter section of the land to
bo opened up by tho government.
Westover was ono of Nebraska's'
tackles and was captain of tho cham
pionship team of 1902.
Rov. John Baptist, a native of Ar
menia, will speak to university girls
Friday noon at the Y. W. C. A. rooms.
Somo years ago ho was dragged
through the streets of his native city
by a mob and loft for dead. He was
found in a sad condition by Christian
missionaries, carod for and-sent to!
America. Ho Is now on his way back
The legislative reference bureau of
tho State Historical Society Js now
making a special effort to gather all
material that can bo found on tho
commission form of municipal gov
ernmont, for use by tho debating
squad. Many calls are also being re
ceived from candidates for the legis
lature for material on county option
and government guarantee of banlTdo
poslts. Thursday Convocation.
Tho following song recital by Mrs.
Charles S. Lipplncott will bo given at
Ich Hebe dlch Grieg.
Jamie, Come Home; Bonnie, Sweet
Bessie Itokor. . , :
Slave Song Del Riego.
If I Know; She Kissed It; In My
Garden Jessie Gaynor.
Baked beans, baked on the premises
and served hot-with delicious brown
bread, 10c, at the Boston Lunch.
REVISION 0f RILES
FRATERNITY MEN DECLARE FOR
A 8HORTER 8EA80N.
ONLY THREE WEEKS OF RUSHING
Attempts Will Be Made to Have Inter.
Fraternity Council Reduce
Length of the Campaign
for New Men.
Hoping to roduco tho longth of the
rushing Boason, a movomont has boon
started on foot by a numbor of fra
ternity men to Becuro an action along;
thoso HnoB nt tho first mooting of tho
Intor-frntornlty council, which will
probnbly occur In a fow days. Among
thoso who havo Idontiflod themselves
with the movomont aro somo of tho
moBt prominont fraternity mnn tn
In explanation of tho movomont tho
loaders insist that tho rushing season
aB now practiced is too long, requiring
thnt tho frntornity mon spond much
of their tlmo In their offorts to secure '
now men. Tho rulos now nllow ruBh
ing to bogin tho third Friday In Oc
t6bor, and pledges to bo mado on tho
Saturday boforo Thanksgiving, a sea
son of five weeks.
Time Taken Up.
During this tlmo fraternity men find
that Friday and Saturday nights and
Sundays aro taken up in tho ontortaln
moYitvof new mon. As a consequence,
tho season as It now Is, Imposes too
much upon tho work of tho fratornity
mon, in tho opinion of thoso who favor
tho now systom. In addition to tho
tlmo spent at smokers, parties, foot
ball games and shows thoro is the
ruBhlng to bo carried on around tho
campuB, which also takds no liranll
amount of time.
It Is urged that tho now systom
would rollovo fratornity men of much
of tho expense now placed upon them
by tho rushing season. Tho expense
of entertainment at lunchoons, houso
parties, andtho othor social ovonts
incident, to rushing Is necessarily
largo and any movomont which could
reduce that oxponso would havo the
hearty co-operation of tho majority of
tho fraternity mon. By cutting tho
season almost In half, it Is thought
that tho oxponso will bo decreased
Hard on Freshman.
Besides occupying a great deal of
the frat mens' tlmo, tho rushing sea
son also tends to keep freshmen from
their school work. If a man Is being
rushed by moro than two fraternities
he is sure to havo "quite a Jot of his
tlmo taken up with rushing: ho'par
ties and other entertainment which
are given to him, places Kim in a
frame of mind not conductive , to , good
work, so that it is urged that to
shorten tho rushing season .would be
to remedy this civil.' The loaders of
tho movement insist that ofton a
freshman is given a wrong .view of
university life by being over-rushod
when Buch would npt have happened
had the season been shorter.
8lrnllar to Others.
The proposed ohange Is along the
line of other reforms whlch'the intor
fratornlty touncil has adopted from
time to time and which has generally
mot with hearty approval. Among tho
faults geneijally cited with fraternity
life is the rushing season. Whether
the-plan will be adopted remains yet
-to be seen, since there will no doubt
bo much opposition to the shortening
Qf tho season on- the part of a number
of fraternity men. .
x Some of those, mon claim that to
shorten tho, season would be to intro
duce a worse evil than' the one which
l's 'to bo eradicated, since .some men.
would bo unable to become acquaint
ed with individual men In. fraternities,
as under a longer ruahtag season.
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