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Vol. VIII. No. 27.
TALKED CLASS FIGHT
MEETING HELD LA8T EVENING
TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS.
SOPHOMORE-FRESHMEN CON TEST
Organized Class Rush of Some Sort
to Take the Place of Promiscous
8crapping Which Has Pre
vailed. Last night Presidents Kenmacher
and Lawronco, of tho freshman and
"sophomore classes, representatives of
the faculty, and committees from each
of the classes met to arrange for a
class fight to take place between tho
freshlcs and the sophB. Tho meet
ing was the result of a few days'
agitation by prominent members of
both classes in an attempt to have a
meeting betweon tho two classes and
thus do away with tho kidnapping
Btunts which have been pulled off for
so many years and which resultod in
the expulsion of the freshman, presi
dent, Ralph Weavoring.
The now plan for a clash between
the two lower classes has been taken
from the eastern schools, where thoso
annual scraps are a matter of college
history. At the football rally Pro
fessors Condra and Barbour started
. the movement by tolling of the school
spirit aroused in the east through the
annual clash between the freshmen
and the upper classmen in forcing the
freshmen "to wlp their spurs."
- Since the meeting- a number of mon
have been planning for a scrap which
will becomo an annual event, and
which will become a matter of college
history in a fow years. With tho
assistance of several members of the
factulty a plan was finally secured
which will bo presented to the sopho
more class at the meeting today. Tho
clash is to be a test of beef and
brawn, henco the application of the
name of "Olympic games" to it. The
name, however, does not signify the
real character of the fight, as pro
posed by thoso at the head. It Is
not to bo a track and field meet, but
rather to be composed of boxink, and
wrestling matches, and a game where
possibly thirty men from each class
will contest with each other. Should
the fact that only a few could contest
arouse opposition, then tho manage
ment favor a contest whero all tho
boys of both claBBOB may take part.
Tho main feature of the plan is the
fact that it accords with tho fights
held in eastern schools.
An Annual Event.
The question of tho fight beco'raing
an annual event was .discussed at the
mooting and It was the concensus of
opinion that the students would receive
tho plan with general approval. ' A
certain day for tho fight will bo set
aside. On that afternoon all classes
should be dismissed and tho studonts
adjourn to the athletic field whero the
fight will take place. "The class win
nlng (he fight of course carry off the
laurels, and in accordance to the Yale
Idea, if has beeen suggested that they
be given a particular bench with ap
propriate ceremonies, in honor of their
victory. That is the plan fn brief.
It is urged that there are many
things, in favor of a contest of, this
nature. It would serve to abolish the
kidnappings -and other acts of rowdy-
i is.m which have brought severe criti
cism upon the university. At tho be-
- ginning of the present school form the
chancellor expressed his opposition to
.kidnapping so strongly that no at
terapt has beeen made .to carry out
the old worn- oat Btunt of capturi'
the fr$$hraan candidate for president
When the mutter was presented
to several members of the faculty and
"To three of ttye deans all of them ex
pressed themselves very much in
favor of the present plan. It has been
assured that the chancellor would not
object to an orderly clash between tho
two classes, but quite on the contrary,
would be In favor of It, as a means
of promoting class and unlvorblty
Today the matter will be presented
to the sophomore class, and upon the
action taken will depend tho future
success or failure of the plan. In can
vassing among a number of tho soph
omores yesterdny the committee met
with excellent success and report that
all were enthusiastic over it. Tho same
reports come from the freshman com
mittee. MAKE CHANGE IN BATTALION.
New Office Created In the Military De
partment. By announcement made yesterdny a
change is effected In the organization
of tho. cadet battalion whereby C. J.
Kremer becomes captain adjutant of
tho university cadets and J. T. DlorkB
becomes adjutant of -the First bat
talion. The ofllce of captain adjutant 1b a
new one at the University of Nebras
ka and 1h created In order thnt 'the
occupant of this office may assume
charge of the records and property
of both battalions. Heretofore the ad
jutant offices of the two battalions
were technically separate. Under tho
new arrangement Capt. C. J. Kremer
1b adjutant of both battalions with a
lieutenant adjutant in direct chargo
of each division.
Applications for promotion have
been called to fill the vacancies aris
ing through the promotion of sergeant
Major DIerks. These should be fllod
Immediately with tho adjutant The
official order making the change fol
lows: Headquarters University Cadets,
University of Nebraska,
26 October, 1908.
Order No. 3.
1. Subject to the approval of the
chancellor, the following promotion la
announced: To bo First Lieutenant,
University Cadets, Sergeant-Major T.
2.. First Lieutenant J. T? DIerks,
undesigned, Is appointed battalion ad
jutant and is assigned to tho First
Battalion, University Cadets.
By order of Captain WorkJzer.
C. J. KREMER,
Capt. and Adjutant.
IS8UE UNIFORMS TODAY.
Cadet Battalion To Be Fully Equipped
by November 2.
Uniforms for the cadets of tho first
battalion will prqbably be issued this
afternoon. The original intention was
to Btart giving out the khaki suits yos
torday but the shipment was delayed
In transit and had not arrived in Lin
coln In tlmo for distribution.
Unless the calculations of the de
partment fall the equipment will be
Issued today to as many as can be
taken care of. Tho process of distri
bution will be continued through the
week and all cadets will bo expected
to appear in uniform Monday, Novem
Most of the uniforms were ordered
this year through the ingency of the
Pershing Rifles. .This organization
took hold of the task of providing the
battalion with suitable uniforms last
year and its administration .of. tho
duty waB prohtninced successful. The
Porshlngs get but a alight profit from
tho" transaction, and such as there ia
Is used for the benofK of the military
department, ' '
NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 277lW.
WILL PRACTICE TODAY
Basket-ball squad will begin
work thi8 afternoon.
GOOD MATERIAL IS AVAILABLE
Walsh, Bell, Woods and Perry of Last
Year's Team Will For Begin
ning of Cornhtisker Fivs
Regular basketball practice begins
In the unlvoi-slty gymnasium today .un-
der tho direction of Dr. Clapp. From
now on until thp ond of tho season
next spring the work of securing for
tho university a winning flvo will bo
cnrrled on with energy.
In tho opinion of Dr. Cl'.pp tl-ere a
no reason whatovor why tho univer
sity should not this year have a bas
ketball team capable of fully main
taining tho standard sot by tho teams
of other years. Capt. Walsh and
Dwlght Bell of last year's 'varsity have
.both been on tho team throe yearn
Although they are Inollglblo for tb,o
Chlcngo gamo they will bo able to
play undor the rules of tho Missouri
-Valley schoolB. These two men woro
among tho strongest of last year's
team. They have playod together
since their start in the Lincoln high
schoool and thus are well acquainted
with the methods of each other.
Have Good Material.
Woods and Perry, two other men
who made their "N" on tho team last
year, will be out for practice thlB
season. . Ench has played a year on
the 'varsity and both showed up woll
In last year's games. Thoso mon will
be eligible for all contests and thoy
will be the only men in tho Chicago
game, since Walsh and Bell are barred
by a three-year rule.
H. O. Schmidt, Long and Richie, who
wore substitutes last year, will all bo
in tjio gamo this fall and ono or more
of them will bo likely to mako the
team If thoy keep up tho work In
their best style. All of these men
playod good ball last year and they
form a good auxiliary to tho nucleus
of "N" men.
Ab soon as tho football season Is
over Dr. Clapp expects to see some
heavy material out for tho bakotball
squad. Last year several of the foot
ball mon adopted this method of keep
ing in. training during tho winter
months and they found it very satis
factory. This year a number of the
football squad have signified their
Intention of beginning work under Dr.
Clapp as soon as the final is had In
the fall sport.
Attention to Weight.
It is Dr. Clapp's intention this year
to iray more attention to weight than
has beeen the custom in the past. An
effort will be made to develop some
heavy men for tho team, it being rec
ognized that weight as well as agility
and skill are elements of a successful
Practically all the games this year
will be under tho regular college rulea.
These rules hve been changed some
what since last year, .the principal
shift being in respect to dribbling.
According to the new interpretations a
player may dribble and then throw
for goal, but he cannot stop dribbling"
and then begin again after holding thq
ball. Last, year the player could not
throw goal whijo dribbling, but he
could stop dribbling and then start
anew after, holding the ball for a mo-
raoitf, This practice will not be tol
erated under the, new rule.
Two Officials Now.
Anqthor change in the rules "haa to
do with the officials. Formerly a
referee was all that was deemed nee-
oasary to proporly guard against
errors In play. TIiIb year tho roforo
will bo assisted by an umpire Tho
formor official will call fouls only on
the playor who Is holding or handling
the ball. Tho umplro will call orrorn
on tho part of othor playors.
Tho schodulo for tho Cornhusker
fivo Is not yet comploto. A mooting
of representatives of tho Wostorn
Intorcolleglato Basketball association
will bo hold In Chicago next Friday,
at which Nobraskn will bo ropresont
od. Within n short tlmo a mooting
of wostorn schools will bo hold for
tho purpoBo of forming n Missouri
Valley association. In this organiza
tion also Nebraska will havo a part.
DELAY REPORTED TO BE AT END.
Terra Cotta Needed for Building Has
With tho arrival of tho rest of tho
torra cotta all serious dolay to tho
progreBB of tho engineering building
seemB to bo at nn ond. All tho torra
cotta which has been received him
boon unusually true and satisfactory
In color so that nono of it will havo
to be returned.
If tho woathor Is moderate during
the noxt fow wooks thoro will be noth
ing to prevent tho walls of tho build
ing from being rushed to completion.
Yesterday several now masons woro
ndded to tho force which has been at
work for several weeks. It is ex
pected that tho contractors will put as
largo a force of mon at work upon
tho building as 1b possible
All tho principal contracts Involved
In the construction of tho building
havo already been lot. Tho specifica
tions for tho electric wiring havo not
yet been comploted, but It Is not nec
essary for this contract to bo lot until
tho building is much nearer complet
ed. Tho mill which has tho contract
for door and window frames reports
that they are now on tho way hero.
J. BAPTI8T 8REAK8 TO Y. W. C. A.
Armenian Talks on Conditions Obtain
ing In Turkey.
Haunhanners Mugurrdectsh Cheo
neogaazyaan, much bettor known in
this country as John Baptist, gave an
interesting talk to the Y. W. C. A,
girls Friday noon on conditions 1u
John Baptist Is an Armenian. Ho
was for three years an assistant to thu
court photographer and lived in the
royal palace at Constantinople. Ho ac
quired tho ill-will of tho sultan by
speeches made against tho conditions
existing In Armonla, and was forced
to leave tho country secretly. Ho
and has learned English nnd acquired I
a good education. He has for tho
last two years boon preaching, among
tho Armenians in California. His
great deslro is to go back o his own
country and work among his people
there. This has been impossible until
tho granting of tho constitutional form
of government, which has completely
changed conditions there.
Four months ago thore were six
papers in Constantinople, now thero
are 290. Boforo the adoption -of the
constitution a man was pot safo alone
on ,the streets after dark;' now "Women
can safely travel alone, it necessary.
John Baptist's mother was convert
ed to Christianity nearly thirty years
ago by the Itev., W. W. Pitt, of this
city, Who wont to Armenia as a mis
sionary. She was the first woman
teacher In Turkey. Now many women
of the highest class aro teaching and
?von speaking on the- streets, so
wonderful has been the result in the
change oi government, ,
Mr. Baptist is on his way to Ar
menia, whero ho .expects to preach to
his people, sunnortine himself hv nran.
ticing medicine ' '
Price 5 Cent.
UNIQUETUNT MAY BE GIVEN BY
GREEK LETTER 80CIETIE8.
PROCEEDS POR INfORMAL DANCE
Prominent Frat Men Back of Scheme
to Have Old-Fashloned Show
In Temple Within Few
Ah burnt cork and rattle bono aft
Ists three roproflontntlVoH from ench
fraternity In vhool aio llkoly to ap
pear boforo n un'siihity au llonco In
the near fuluro. Such Is ll.o abjc
of a movement which is being nimtfad
by a number of fraternity mon who '
propose that tho Orook lottor' mon
give a minstrel show In tho Tomplo
While the rr.ovr mont 1ms not t
colved the sanction of all of tho fra
tornltloB, yet thro nro almost omvigh
behind it to assure Its success. Novel
uud original, tho schomo looks good to
fraternity men and will provo no ond
It Is planned to havo throo repre
sentatives of each fraternity take part
In tho show, making In all thirly-throo
mon from tho olovon fratornltlos.
Tho singing would bo carod for by
Manager Johnson of tho Qloo club,
whllo Guy Montgomery would caro
for tho rest of the program.
Last -year tho Y. M. C. A. gavo a
minstrel show at tho Tomplo theatre
which proved to bo a big success and
-which brougnt dlit a largo crowd of
studonts. With plenty of material to
pick from tho fratornity mon plan to
glvo a minature Low Dock.stador.
Proceeds Go to a Dance.
It is plannod '(o mako tho proceeds
from tho show go towards giving an
Informal Pon Hollouic dance to which
all fratornity mon shnll bo admitted
froo. Tho Informal in no way is in
tended to iiuporBedo tho regular Pan
Hellenic, . but rathor to bring men
from the different fraternities to
gather oftenor. Tho Pan Hellenicis'
tho biggest social ovont of tho year
outside of tho junior prom and an.
informal would give many who are
unable to attend tho bigger dances
an opportunity to -moot, mon from ,
Tho matter will be brought befolo
nil of the fraternities within tho next
week and providing a majority fayor -the
plan, selection or thoso to tako
part and practice for' tho nlav will
take place immediately. Johnson, who.
bo m cnagQ"of the' muslcliatf '
had much experience in drilling, min-
nu-wiu, una win assure tho very, best
In the musical lino. .Montgomery who
Is, billed to tako chnrg3 of the. othor
ond of tho program, made a bighit in"
a spoech last year to tho Juniors
It has been announced that ono of
tho features of. the lecture coureo in '
tho law college this year will bo
lectures on pntont law, copyright and
trademarks, by William R. Lane. Mr.
Lane is a graduate of Brown college
afad 4tho Yale law school., Af tor a short v
period of praqUco in Fitimburg, Mass.-,
he became. Junior member of the firm
of Orwig & Lane of Dos Moines, la.
Hejs a member of-tho Chicago and
Washington patent bar associations.
Student registration last Saturday
was reported to have boon' exceptional-
ly fargo. '
Tickets on sale Wednesday after
noon at Harry Porter's, 1.2S and $1,10,
general admission, Nebraska.- south'
. awe; Ames, north wde. -
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