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Vol. VIII. No. 52.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1908.
fRAT ATHLETES OUT
PRACTICE FOR INTER-FRATERNITY
MEET ALREADY BEGUN.
JUMPS ARE CUT OfF THE LIST
Broad and Standing Three Jumps Will
Not Be Among Events Which
Will Try the 8trength of
Greeks In Contest.
Himily engaged In practicing for
the indoor athletic meet between the
different fraternities in school which
will bo held on the evening of Janu
ary :!0, at the Armory, Nebraska
r " -
Greeks mako the university gymna
sium an Interesting spectnclo on an
afternoon. Some meu toss the sixteen
pound wolght, others try the high
kick, still others take part in the
sprint ri. All are actively engaged In
practicing those events In which they
exited to enter.
Although the inter-frat Indoor meet
Is comparatively new to the students
of tho university, the- moet last year
coming as it did after charter day
was full of lntorest and proved a big
success. In order that greater in
terest might be aroused, the meet
hiiB been placed a couple of weeks be
fore Charter day, thus giving Dr.
Clapp a line on the material which ho
can expect to take part in tho Char
ter day exorcises and serving as a
preliminary for the larger meet.
Should Remember Date.
Desiring to obtain as largo an at
tendance as possible at the meet, tho
committee put it on a night when no
dance will conilict with It. It is re
quested that university students bear
the date In mind and keep that night
open, for unless the students support
the moet It 'will have to bo given up.
It is no money making proposition,
only an Insignificant sum being
charged at the dbor, and prizes for
tho winners are purchased with the
amount paid in at the gate. All stu
dents -who onjoy athletics In any
branch should remember that on the
night of January 30, the annual Inter-fraternity
athletic meet will bo
held In the university Armory. Last
year tho meet was hotly contested and
it roqulrod almost the final event to
decide the winner. Alpha Theta Chi
took first place with a total of 41
points, Phi Kappa Psl was second with
3 fund. Delta Upsilon third with 30. By
winning tho 'meet, Alpha Theta Chi
became the' possessor of tho large
shield offered fo'r the winning fra
ternity. In order to become tho per
manent property of any fraternity, it
is necessary to win the meet three
Events Are Changed.
At a recent mooting of the inter
fratornlty board It was decided to
chango tho events In tho meet, leaving
o.ut the standing broad Jump and three
standing Jumps. The remaining events
are twenty-five yard dash, rope climb,
tug of war, running broad Jump, high
kick,, fence vault, shot put, obstacle
race and relay race. Bach fraternity
Is allowed to enter three men in each
ovent with the exception of tho oh
staclo race, the relay race and the
tug of war. Teams comprised of four
men participate In the first two, and of
ten In tho third. Just what effect the
chango in events will have is not
known. The committee helloved that
tho list of events was too long.
. With loss than two months left, the
meu .are getting into shapo for tho
me.et. Prom now on until after Christ
mas tho gymnasium will bo a busy
phice, with representatives from all
oiovon of tho fraternities upon tho
floor. Quickness in starting in' tho
short dash, "is about three-fourths of
tho race, and much time will be spent
by tho sprinters In practicing tho
In tho shot put, several experienced
men will, participate and It is ox
pocted that tho university records in
this event will be broken. The tug
of w.ar furnishes ample grounds for
much practice, the team 'Winning t6e'
drop, regardless of their weight hav
ing a decided advantage over thoir
Tho meet should prove valuablo in
dlacovoring men to take part in the
Charter day events, nnd It was inoro
this reason than anything else that
the date was set so early, January 30.
WILL 8ING CHANCELLOR'S SONG.
To Be at 8peclal Convocation In His
A special convocation will be given
In honor of . Chnncollor Andrews on
Tuesday, Decomber 8. At this time
speeches will bo given by W. G. Whit
more, Dean ( E. "Bessey and E. P.
Holmes. Among the songs that will
bo rendered will bo one written by
the chancellor several years ago. It
j will be sung to tho turn of the "Old
I Oaken Bucket." The words to the
song aro published below that the
students and faculty may learn thom
by Tuesday and be prepared to sing
(Tune: "The Old Oaken' Bucket.")
Alma niatcr, we hall thee with loyal
And bring to thy altar our offering
Our hearts swell within us with Joy
As tho name of "Nebraska" in
chorus we raise.
The happiest moments of youth's fleet
We've passed 'neath the shade of
those time-honored walls,
And sorrows as transient as April's
Have clouded our lives In Nebras
ka's fair halls.
And when we depart from thy friendly
And boldly launch out upon life's
We'll oft look behind us with grace
And llvo our bright student days
When from youth we have wandered
to manhood's high station,
And hopeful young scions around
ub have grown,
We'll send them with love and with
As pilgrims to this, the best shrine
we have known.
And when life's golden Autumn with
Winter is blending,
And brows now so radiant are fur
rowed with care,
When the blightings of ago on our
heads are descending,
With no. early friends all our sor
rows to share.
Ah, thon as in memory bnckward we
And roam tho long vista of past
On tho BconeB of our student days
often we'll ponder,
And mlle ' to contemplate Nebras
Notice, Botany 8tudents.
Students in Botany 1 who' took
summer school botany with a credt
of four hours, and who have now com
pleted the remaining two hours of
work, will bo g:ven a final examina
tion on Saturday morning, December
5, at 10 o'clock in 110, Nebraska hall.
CHARLES E. BESSEY.
LaBt evening a meeting of the sem.
bot. was hold in Nebraska hall. The
program, given was as follows: "Res
piration," Miss Field; "Chomosyn
thesis," Mr. Roberts.
The convocation Tuesday, Decom
ber 8, will bo hold in honor of Chan
cellor Andrews. Speeches will bo de
livered by W. Q. Whltmoro, Dean C.
E. Bessey and E. P. Hdl'meB.
Tho Nobraskan 1b giving MaJeBtio
matinoo tickets free with every sub
scription taken at fifty cents for tho
rost of tho somoBter. A ,
YM f, A K AfTIIFi0 w,n b0 rcad for distribution
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UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATION WORK
ING STEADILY ALONG.
A NEW CAMPAIGN TOR MEMBERS
Committees Will 8tart Out Next Week
In Endeavor to Pass Five Hun
dred Mark Before Open
ing of Vacation.
Every branch of the university Y.
M. C. A. Is now working actively and
steadily. With the opening of the fle-
partment at the state farm a few
weeks ago all departments are- run
ning nt full blast and from now on
thero will bo no letup until the close
of school next spring
Secretary Der Klnderln Is much
pleasod with the progress of the vari
ous association activities and believes
that this year will be ono of the most
successful that Nebraska has over had.
Next week committees will begin a
membership campaign which .has for
its object raising tho roll to tho flvo
hundred mark before the Christmas
holidays. At present thero are about
450 university men enrolled in the
association. It Is believed that with
fifty more on the lists, the association
will be well started in its task of pass
ing tho record of'lnst.yoar by two hun
dred. Lust year's enrollment Is al
ready in the roar and every new mem
ber now counts toward the extra two
hundred that are desired.
Have New Piano.
Through the gift of a friend of tho
association the equipment will soon
be increased by the installation of a
new pianola-piano. The instrument
will be similar to tho one which was
installed in the rooms for awhile at
the beginning of the school year. It
plays as an ordinary piano or the pi
anola attachment may be used auto
matically. The appearance of the In
strument is quite similar to the
ordinary upright piano. Tho one which
was in the roomB earlier In the year
attracted so much favorable comment
and was so greatly appreciated by the
members of the association that the
gratification of tho officers in being
able to purchase a like piece of me
chanism Is great Indeed. By the gift
of $350 tho association was enabled
to trade in its old piano for the new.
The new instrument will probably, ar
rive in the city next week and will
be installed In the rooms within a few
The association bible study commit
tee will meet Saturday evening with
Professor Parker. This department
of tho asBQciation already has thrlty
llve classes organize'd and In opera
tion. It is expected that thero will be
a demand sufficient for the establish
ment of at least six new classes after
the holidays. The fratornlty classes
will also bo started after the vacation
In such houses as will admit tho as-,
soclatlon. This work was carried, out
last year with only fair success. This
year the association officers in charge
intend to mako a strong effort to es
tablish the maximum number of
classes with as many students as, pos
Directory to Press.
The university directory, issued, by
the Y. M. C. A. is now in press. The
book this year will be of the same
size as that of last year. It will be
bound in red leatherette and will be
open at tho side Instead of at the
end as was tho case las year4 Un
usual pains aro being taken to make
tho book as nearly correct as pos
sible. With so largo a- number of stu
dents and addresses some mistakes
rare likely but they will bo reduced
to tho lowost possiblo minimum. Ono
feature of tho now book not contained
in former issues will bo a completo
directory of the faculty, Tho direc -
-w ( a
On Friday, Docembcr 11, there wll!
ho a Joint mooting of tho volunteer
students' bands of Cotnor, Wosloyan,
"nd Nebraaka universities. This in
tho first of a sorlos of threo such Joint
gatherings. Lator one will bo hold at
Wosloyan and another at Cotner. At'
the meeting Friday night, Harry
White, 1907, now traveling aecrotary
of tho studonts' volunteer movement
will speak. Mr. White leaves for In
dia In February.
La3t Wednosdny evonlng'B meeting
wbb devoted especially to new mem
bers. Noxt wook there will -be a
sophomore mooting and lator meetings
for the other classes.
COACH WARNER MUCH PLEASED.
Liked Treatment Given Great Carlisle
Team at Nebraska.
"You suroly havo troated us right,"
explained Coach Warner of the Car
lisle Indians yosterduy afternoon
while he was buying several copies
of tho Dally Nobraskan containing an
account of tho Indlan-Ncbrnska game.
Daily Nebrnskan and your football
management have mftdo oiir stay here
a groat pleasure.
"You suroly did the right thing by
use in your college paper and not only
myself, but all tho Indians appreciate
what you have said. If Minnesota
had treated us like you peoplo have
we would havo now been able to say
many nice things about them. We
were given nn unfair deal by the
Gophers and all of my playerB foel a
little unfriendly toward them.
"We hope to boat Denver Saturday
by 'a largo score, but football Is a very
uncertain gamp, hut ono can never toll
whnt will happen. My players, with
one or two exceptions, are in fine phy
sical condition nnd should bo able to
play a good game. Tho hard ground
at Antelope pnrk was bad for any of
tho players, nnd it 1b possiblo that
my men nre bruised up more than
I think they are. But I feol that we
can beat Denver by a decisive score."
Tho Indians left last night for Den
ver to meet "Deac" Koehler's Rocky
Mountain champions tomorrow. Gard
ner, tho famous right end who was
injured In tho Minnesota game so ser
iously that ho was put out of condition
for any more games this year, depart
ed for Carlisle last night.
DI8CUS8 REGISTRATION SYSTEM.
Committee of Senate Seeks Relief
The large amount of time required
for registration in the university and
tho difficulties attending it have bo
dome so pronounced that a committee
of tho sonato has taken tho mattor
up and attempted to devise some
method by which registration may be
facilitated. After careful consideration
tho committee has reported tho fol
1. (a) The prevent board of advis
ers shall be abolished, and instead
there shall be a committee of "Student
Helpers" whose" duty it shall be to' as
sist students in making out thoir class
schedules prior to the time of choos
ing their majors, i.e., during their
(b) This committee shall be select
ed by the deans, shall contain at loast
one member from tho faculty of each
college, and snail assist in the regis
tration of students in all colleges.
(c) In general heads of depart
ments should not be placed on this
2. (a) Tho scheme of "Required
Electives" shall apply to the non
technical coursos Iftjtho academic, in
dustrial and teachers' collogos.
(b) The dean of the college in
which a studont is registered may' ex
cuse such a student from com le ting
more than six out of the eight groups
of required electives, provided, that
such excuse may bo, granted only on
the recommendation of the hoad of
tho department in which tho student
has chosen his major. r
3. All students shall be required to
Belect their major subjects at the be
1 ginning of tho second university year.
BASKET BALL IS NEXT
INTEREST NOW TURNS TO GREAT
SIX TEAMS COMPOSE HAGUE
Athletic Interest of the School Now
Turns From Football to Basket.
ball A Large Squad Is
Trying Out for Team.
With tho passing of tho football
nonson tho Intorost in that groat col
logo gamo begins to subsldo and tho
attention of tho sport loving public
Is turned to tho greatest of Indoor
From now on until noxt March tho
gymnasium will ho filled with aspiring
candidates for baskot-ball honors on
two or throe days a wook from four
until five o'clock. At prcsont tho
practlco takes placo on Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday aoftornoons.
Last year Dr. Clapp, who has
coached tho Nobraska teams for sev
eral yoars past, wa able to dovolopu
from good material a first-rate team.
Thoir record for tho soason, especial
ly during tho earllor part of tho yoar,
was an on via bio ono. Two of tho star
players of laBt year's squad, how
ever, are not in school this season
and consequently tho team has suf
fered n sovoro Iohs. Thoso men aro
cx-Ca plain Pnul Boll and BurruBB.'
The Season's Prospects.
About threo weeks ago Dr. Clapp
attended n meeting of roprosontativoB
from the schooln of tho Missouri Val
ley Conference at Kansas City for
tho purpose of organizing n Missouri
Valley baskot-ball league. Dr. Clapp
was elected secretary of tho organi
zation and the intercollegiate rules
Six teams composo tho league, as
follows: Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas,
Washington, Drake, and Ames. Tho
idea which was followed in arrang
ing tho schedule was to divide tho
six teams into two soctlons, a north
ern and southern division. Nebraska,
Ames and Drake will bo tho tenmB
of tho northern division.
Each team will play four gamou
with every other team in its section
and the two teams winning tho grea
est number of games in their respq
tive BectioiiB will meet to decide the
championship of tho Missouri Va)loy.
Tho Nebraska schedule is not yet
entirely completed, but the games so
far arranged for are as folio wb:
Ames at Lincoln, January 15-16.
Drake at Lincoln, January 22-23.
Drake at Dos Moines, February 10
11. Ames: at AmeB, Fobruary 12-13.
These are all games in the Missouri
Valley championship series. Other
games, however, havo been arranged
for as follows:
Kansas at Lincoln, January 8-9.
Kansas at Lawrence, January 29-30.
Missouri at Lincoln, February 1-2,
Minnesota at Lincoln, February 5-.6.
Minnesota at Minneapolis, February
Many Trying Out
This is an umreually good schedule
for the Comhuskers and in order to
make good this season they will 'have
to develop a very fast team, Sev
eral players are working ' with tfio
squad who wero witn the team laat
season, among them Captain Wafsh,
Dwight Boll Perry, Woods, Long, and
Stevenson. Competition for places on
the team Ib florco, however, and some
of tho elder men will doubtless bo
Vour car faro would pay t6t a nlee
lunch at Tho rBoaton Lunch, Why
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