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Vol VIII. No. 26.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1908.
Price 5 Cents.
PISH BAIL CONTEST
"80PH8" AND "FRE8HIE8" MAY
THU8 8ETTLE DIFFERENCES.
IS A POPULAR EASTERN SPORT
Would Furnish a Settlement of the
Dispute Between First Year
Students and Upper Class
Men on Class Athletics.
Acting In accordance to the wishes
of Chancollor Andrews as expressed
some time ago, an effort will bo made
to have class rivalry between the
frcshmon and Bophomores, settled in
either a pushball or football contest.
The rules recontly adopted by tho uni
versity senate render any student en
gaging In class fights or kidnapping
liable to expulsion.
In view of what occurred last year,
no attempt has been made thlB year
to engage in any of the forbidden
fights. But meanwhile the differences
between, tho two classes remain unset
tled and loaders are In a quandry as
to how to set'tlo them without urouB
lug the Ire of the university authori
ties. Pushball Popular.
Shortly following tho clash between
the freBhmon and sophomores last
year, tho chancollor suggested that a
moro popular way of settling class ri
valry would bo by an annual push ball
contest, the winning class carrying off
the honors. Following the appeal for
clasB legends tit the football rally
Monday, tho mattor was -again, callod
to light as furnishing a basis for class
history, should the contests become
annual affairs .between the sophs and
In outlining his plan, ah advocate of
tho cpntest, Bald that he would favor
an afternoon being sot apart for tho
carrying out of the scheme Once
started', thoro could bo no doubt of Its
success. Tho pushball contest has bo
come a part of college life ln"tho
oast and Is largely superceding tho
historic cane rush. Students declaro
that tho expense of ruined clothes,
and sometimes oven serious Injury to
those engaged in tho rush, is not
worth tho gain. Perhaps alBO, It is
the fascination of a struggle betweon
trained athletes that lends popularity
to the snort. In the wild enthusiasm
fortho buccobb of thoir favorites, tho
push ball contest Is said to arouBO a
remarkable class spirit, something
akin to tho pride which a Bchool takes,
in Her gridiron heroes.
Settles Athletic Disputes.
,It has boon urged by leaders In tho
movement that tho contest botween
tho sophomores and tho freshmen
could sottlo the annual dispute bo
tweon tho 0rst year men and tho up
per daemon regarding tho admittance
of freshmen into Inter-elaBs athletics.
They favor barring tho freshmen, of
all 'varsity nmtorial, and then allowr
ing those left to compote with the
Bophomores, and providing that they
defeat tho "sophs'' permit them to en
ter a team for the class championship.
The barring of 'varelty material would
ho absolutely necessary Binco It would
be manifestly unfair to allow those
freBhmon who are good enough for
tho regulars to enter into a class
struggle For the past few years tho
freshmen have been "barrbd from inter-class
athletics. Each year a dis
pute has arisen regarding th'efalrnoss
of the ruling, but tho matter Is no
nearer settlement than wlien it was
first brought up. In the proposed push
ball contest, the leader Bee a set
tlement of tho matter which has boon
tinder discussion for bo long.
Soon to Come.
If the matter 1b taken up it must
bo considered immediately since the
arrangements for the contest would
require some time, and since the dan
ger of kidnapping between the two
cinBses grows with the approach of
dances given by both. It is prqbable
that tho contest will be discussed at
the next meetings of the sophomore
and freshmen cluB-ses, possibly com
mittees from each class confoning
with each other on the matter
UNIVER8ITY Y. W. C. A. NOTE8.
Miss Ruth Paxton Will Visit the Asso
MIbs Ruth Paxton, former national
secretary of the Y. W. C. A., Is plan
ning to visit the association in tho
Tho following girls wont to Grand
Island on Friday to attend tho Btato
Y. W. O. A. convention: Mablo Snyder,
Vera Bargor, BosbIo Fryo, Ollvo Mann,
Myra Cqnnor, Pauline Rapier and Alta
On Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock
In tho Y. W. C. A. rooms a recognition
Bervlce for the now members will bo ,
hold. Those services aro alwayB very
interesting and ovory university girl
Is moBt cordially invited to bo present
Tho county fair will bo held Novem
ber 21. Plans aro being mado to mako
tho fair this year bigger, moro at
tractive and bettor than over before.
SOME C0MMITTEE8 APPOINTED.
President Lawrence Names Incom
plete List for 8emester.
President Lawrence of tho sopho-
moro class has named a fow of his J
committees. Others will be announced
later. Those appointed bo far are:
Cap E. H. Hahne, chairman; W. Z.
Pin A. M. Hare, chairman; Misses
McMattogal, Matthews, McCullough, O.
Intor-clasB Athletics Charles Stur
mer, chairman; Curt Collins, Albert
Football Manager V. C. Hascall.
Finances C. R. Rushton, chairman;
Sam Brsklno, G. R. Reed, J. Patterson,
WILL ENTERTAIN REPUBLJCAN8.
Governor 8heldon to Hold Reception
for University Club.
Governor and Mrs. Sheldon will give
a reception to the University Repub
lican club tonight at tho governor's
mansion at 8 o'clock. All university
republicans are cordially .Invited.
Bryan at Chicago.
A recently organized Inter-colloglatcr
BryanrKern association of Chicago has
secured Mr. Bryan to speak in the
Coliseum on October 31, so that the
tlomocratlc leader will not appear on
tho campuB as tho local club had been
planning. Tho now democratic organ
ization was formed yesterday by
representatives from several colleges
in Chicago and vicinity, including be
sides Chicago Lake ForeBt, North
western Law and Chicago Kent Col
logo of Law.
As October 31 is tho day of the
Minnesota game an effort will bo madrf
I to havo football enthusiasts and Bryan
Ites co-operate in a conspicuous man
nor on tho bleachers.
Tonight at 8:30 o'clock tho Junior
clasB will hold the first class dance
of tho, year at the Temple. Owing to
tho numerous frat parties, etc., the
crowd is expected to ho about right
for dancing. All freshmen are especial
ly invited to como out and meet tho
upper classmen. Abbott's orchestra
will furnish the music. It has somo
new pieces that you should not miss.
Remember the time and price. Eight'
thirty tonight; 75 cents. Committee.
The best oyster Btew In' tho city
Is that served at The B6ston Lunch.
Try 'It. ' ' ,
MEET INDIANS TODAY
HA8KELL TEAM PROMI8E8 TO BE
A DANQEROU8 FOE.
CORNHUSKERS ARE WEAKENED
"King" Cole Fears the Outcome of To
day's Battle With the Redskins,
Who Have a Fast Team and
a Good Kicker.
8CORE8 IN PREVI0U8 YEAR8.
TODAY'8 PROBABLE LINE-UP.
Harvey (Capt.) ... .re Smith
Chaloupka rt Roberts
Bowers, 8honka. . .rg Qreen
. . . . Jake
Frum It Johns
Johnson le Matoska
Bentley q.... Island (Capt.)
Birkner rh Kalomona
Sturtznegger, Beltzer.lh Means
Harte, Temple f Balrd
Field Judge Plnneo.
Head Linesman Wade.
At 3 o'clock this afternoon tho Corn
hiiBkers will begin trouble with tho
Haskell Indians at Atnolopo park In
the fifth game of Nebraska's schedule
for the season. The game promises
to bo a stiff one from start to finish
and Nebraska's chances for victory aro
nono too bright.
Last Saturday the Haskoll team met
tho strong aggregation from Wash
burn and were only defeated after a
hard battle by a score ot 11 to 4. Tho
red men aro said to have been robbed
outright of ono touchdown in this game
by unfair decisions of tho referee and
that the possibility of oven more
scoreB on Haskell's part were de
stroyed by tho disqualification of two
of their strongest playors for alleged
Playing under such adverse circum
stances as these disheartened tho In
dians and during the remainder of tho
game thoir playing was lifeless. Tholr
ono score was made on a drop kick
from tho thirty-yard lino by Captain
Island. The possibility of this per
formance being repeated today against
tho Cornhuskers is causing Coach Colo
much worry. Island Is a former Car
lisle player; ho plays at quarter back
for tho Indians and 1b said td be the
mainstay of tho team. His abillty-l
as a kicker makes him especially valu
able. Means, left half back, does -tho
punting for the Indians.
Tho Haskell coach, whon inter
viewed last evening, was very reticent
when asked about tho strength of his
team, but implied that ho expected. his
team to show up well against the 'var
sity this afternoon. Ho declined to
glvo the weights of his .players but
from tho appearance of somo of them
in civilian dreBs tho Cornhuskers will
have plenty of beef pitted against
The red men have not forgotten how
they led the NobraskanB to a cleaning
in Kansas' City four years qgo and
they aro anxious to repeat tho trick
today against Coach, Colets weakened
and crippled team."
Huskera In Bad Shape.
The Cornhuskers are in worso shape
.for today's game than thoy.havo .been
at any time th'ls season. Kroger, is
out of tho gamo with an injured knee
and may not be able to play oven
against Ames. ..-Boltzor's Bboulder is
still out of order and ho will not play
but a few moments if at all today.
Tip'' Cooko has not yot recovered tho publications of tho .society of
from injuries received at Minnesota, ''Psychical Research." His book en
and will not bo in tho game. I titled, "Pqotry and Individual' is con-
With all Ihesd metroni "KIrig"-ole sldered ono of the "best of its kind.1
is up against a stiff proposition and
has great foarB for tho outcomo of tho
contost with tho rodskinB. Ho has
shifted Louis Harto to full back and
will play Bowers or Shonka at guard.
Sturtnoggor will probably fill Boltzor's
placo at left half whllo Tolt Bontloy
Is Blatod to appear at quarter. Tomplo
has boon out of town all wook but
roturned last ovenlng and ho may bo
used in tho back flold.
With such a shattered back flold
as this tho outlook against Haskoll Is
not particularly oncouraglng but ovory
man is dotormincd to do his lovol beat
toward continuing tho oxcollent rocord
which tho CornhuBkors havo mado
thiiB far this season.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER8 MEET.
Nebraska Branch of American
tute Holds First Session.
Tho first meeting of tho University
of Nebraska branch of tho American
Institute of oloctrical onglnoorB for tho
year 1908-1909 .was hold Thursday
ovoning In M 106. Discussions by Mr.
Holllstor and Mr. Hurlz woro followed
by tho election of tho following of
ficers for tho ensuing half yoar:
Recording Secretary H. C. Currier.
Treasurer B. R, Polstor.
Tho purposo of this organization is
to give electrical engineering Btudonta
a hotter knowledge of present day
theory and practlco In oloctrical and
kindred subjochi. at Is also intondod
to acquaint them with tho most mod
ern methods and standard practice in
CloBoly following tho method of tho
national organization, original papors until today it has as flno a campus
and papers presented at tho Now York and as beautiful buildings as any col
meetings are presented at each moot- logo in tho wobL At tho prosont time
Ing of tho branch society and aro fol- Amos has an enrollment of about 2,500
lowed by open discussions. students, Tho collogoat Ames is very
Tho noxt mooting will bo hold in similar to the Industrial collogo in, the
M 106 on November 4. Tho subjects j University of' Nebraska, so far as tho.
to bo dlscuBsod will bo announced subjects taught aro concornod. At the
soon. All who aro Interested aro In-' present tlmo a now agricultural hall
vlted to attend.
Five men of tho cross country team
made tho five mllo run In thirty-two
minutes last night. Several of tho now
men are showing up woll and pros
pects 'for a winning team aro very
The Junior basketball team elects a
president Friday of noxt wook. Tho
old junior team olectod thoir captain
for tho coming year. Tho vote was
socrot and stood: Flowers, 3; James,
3. On tho toss'up Flowers won. Tho
Juniors bxpect an excellent team.
Practice opens In a fow days.
H. R. Smith, professor of animal
husbandry of tho University of Ne
braska, has returned from Nebraska
City, where ho acted as Judge of cat
tle and swine at the stock show held
there this week. Professor Smith was
also judgo of beef, cattlo this fall at
tho Nebraska Btato fair; 'tho trl-stato
fair at Denver, Colo., and tho Amer
ican royal stock show held at Kansas
City last week.
Tickets for Ames-Nebraska game at
Omaha, November 7, wil be placed on
sale next week. There will bo 4,000
reserved seats for tho game, but Man
ager Eager expects this .number w'ill
not be largo enough to accommodate
I thd crow.d which will attend tho game.
Orders for seats havo been pouring,
intp the manager's desk for the last
wook from Nebraska alumni and other
pooplo out in tho state.
H. A. Alexander," a new faculty
member, in tho department ot philos
ophy and psychology, took his bach
elors' degreo at Nebraskaand finished
with a doctor's degreo from Columbia.
He held a fellowship at' Pennsylvania
university. Later ho' watf editor 'of
Phllosophytand Psychology, for G. and
C. Morrlam Co., publishers of the Web-,
ster dictionary; Ho has contributed
numerous articles on "Personality' in
HELPS TO CELEBRATE
DR. BE88EY ENTHU8IA8TIC OVER
DEVELOPMENT OF AMES.
E0RMERLY MEMBER Of FACULTY
Tells of Peculiar Law Passed In Early
History of State to Regulate
Students at Agricultural
Whon -Dr. BoBsoy arrlvod homo from
tho colobratton at Amos yostorday ho
waB enthusiastic ovor tho rocoption ho
received and doclarod that ho had had
tho flnoHt tlmo of his life
Tho colobratlon was to call atten
tion to tho fact that tho Iowa agricul
tural college had passed her fortloth
Dr. Bossoy wont to Ames aa an In
structor only slxteon months aftor the
collogo waa first oponed. When be
bocamo a mombor of tho faculty thore
woro only four pooplo "who had boen
mombers longer than ho, Just out of
college, ho wont to a school which had
Its history all boforo it,-and foi tho
next flftoon y.oarB ho had a prominenf
part In laying tho foundations thef
mado posslblo tho futuro succoaa ot
Wonderful Progress Made.
Dr. Bossoy doclaros that tho college
has mado most wonderful progress,
is being constructed, which is 210 feet
long and Is built of -white stone. Whon
completed tho building will cost, about
$300,000. Tho old main building, which, '
was on tho campus whon Dr. Bessey
was a member of tho faculty has, '
burned down and' in its placo the state
has built a main hall coating 1500,000.
Tho furniture for this buiiiling alone Is
reported to havo cost 30,000. --
Peculiar Lav Passed.
In 1857 tho legislature passed a law
which doclarod that all students at
tho agricultural school must do .at
least three hours of manual labor,
every day during tho summer and two,
hours during tho winter. Tho law was
passed by tho early settlers of the
territory and they dimly foresaw that
there ought to bo practlco with pro-j.
cept, and that tho student ouglik not
to bo satisfied with meroly what fie '
learns from books.
Dr. Bossoy declares that they legis
lated moro wlsoly than they knew 'for
whilo thero was no such a thlag'as a
laboratory In thoso 'days, the labor
atory soon camo to take the place of
manual labor. Tho laboratory method
of. teaching has had a romarkablo de
velopment at Ames and it was the
direct outgrowth of this peculiar law,
s ! Law It Enforced. 0
, During the first few years during
which the institution'' existed it was
'posslblo to literally .enforce 'the' law ,
and tho men were set to doing all.
such work as cutting woodfor the,
school and planting trees on the cam
pus and, laying out drives. Whon. all
tho rough work was finished, however,
it became no longer possible to liter
ally enforce, tho rule. It was at this
tlmo that tho laboratory, system devel?
toped and that tho law was interpreted
to Include laboratory work In the term
manual labor. x
Dr. Bessey "declares that he set out
hundreds of trees on the campus while
boys were still forced to do manual
labor. With a large number of work
ers always on hand it yas possible to
mako improvements which perhafi
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