The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 15, 1908, Image 1

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Vol. VIII. No. 59.
Price 5 Cent.
Director for University Athletics Cre
ated Athletic Board and Man-
Retain Functions.
Single Coach.
The special committee of the board
of regents appointed at the meeting
hold In Omaha on Friday morning to
consider the recommendations of
Chancellor Andrews and the athletic
board which had been protested
against by several hundred students
settled the disagreement on the pro
posed chango in the athletic govern
ment of unlvorslty athletics Saturday
afternoon by adopting resolutions
drawn by the student members of
the athletic board and signed by all
excepting an absent member of that
body. Two sections of the resolutions
were not accepted by the regents'
committee but these wore parts that
had nothing to do with the disagree
ment and with which the students had
not been concerned with them.
What Students Wanted.
The recommendations as accepted
by the committee were just what the
students asked, and their adoption
was a victory for the undergraduates.,
The students made a fight to keep
athletics under the joint control of the
faculty and the undergraduato body
and in this they succeeded.
By the adoption ot the recommenda
tions of the -athletic board the regents
placed all athletics under the depart
ment of nhvslcal education. At the
same time the head of this depart
ment was given the title of "Professor
of Physical Educution and Director of
Athletics." 'Ihls professor, however,
has "merely adviBory powers to tho
athletic board In athletic matters."
Boaro Beta ins Power.
Under tho new rules the athletic,
board still retains its present func
tions and tho present system of man
agement for university athletics is
continued. It waB on those two points
tliat the students made their fight. Tho
original resolutions as drafted by the
chancellor and recommended by the
athletic board to tno regents left the
students in doubt as to what tho pow
ers of the athletic board and the man
ager were to be, and tho undergrad
uates of the athletic board made a
protest against the recommendations
because they believed their control
was to be taken away from thorn. The
new substitute resolutions mado it
clear just what tho power of tho
athletic director and the athletic board
should have.
Coach for All Year.
One of tho important changes made
in the present athletic system by tho
revised resolutions whs the recom
mendation that after tho season of
1909 a single coach for both football
and baBoball be hired. Tho coach will
stayat tho university during tho en
tire school year and his services will
be given during that time to coaching
and training the Nebraska athletes.
This rule will not become elective
until after next fall, and will enable
the board to engage "King" Cole for
another yean as coach of the fbotball
The recommendation for tho asso'sB-
meht of a semesteral gymnasium fee
of $1 on. every student of tho univer
sity was "turned down by the com
mittee, and will be roforred back to
tho board of regents. Th"e committee
did- not believe tho levying of a fee
came under its jurisdiction and said
that the board Itself would have to act
on that matter. ,
k A' Misunderstanding.
It developed at the meeting to'f tho
regents' committee In the ofllco of the
chancellor that the row netween the
I studonts and faculty .members of the
athletic board had resulted from a
misunderstanding us to tho Intentions
of " faculty members who wero re
sponsible for the original Bet of reso
lutions. These men had not meant
to make any radical change in the
present system of athletic control, and
had not Intended to take away the
functions of the athletic board or of
general manager of athletics. The
object of tho promoters oi .o scheme
was simply to put university athletics
on a more dignified "basis by giving
'"" an athletic director, and In this
way they were successfully supported
by the students.
The original resolutions, which
caused the trouble betwetm tho two
factions of the board, did not pass the
regents. -. --a revised set drawn
up by the student members of the
board Friday night and approved by
the faculty member Saturday morn
ing that went beiore the. committee.
The Original Sftf.
The original resolutions were as fol
lows: "It Is hereby recommended:
"A. That the university athletics
be Incorporated under the department
of physical education.
"B. That the tide of the head of
the depaitment ot physical education
bo changed to 'professor of physical
education and director of athletics.
"('. That the athletic board retain
Its present functions.
"D. That every student in the col
lege of literature, science and the arts,
the Industrial college (aside from the
Bchool of agriculture) and the teach
ers' college be charged a semesteral
fee of $1, to be collected at the time
of registration and to be available for
the department of physical education
for additional assistance, for athletic
Instruction, and to increase the equip
ment of tho department."
The Revised Set.
Tho revised resolutions as accepted
by the regents' follow:
"It Is hereby recommended:
"A. That the university athletics
bo Incorporated under the department
of physical education.
"B. That the title of the head of the
department of physical education be
changed to 'professor of physical edu
cation and director of athletics,' with
merely advisory powers to the athletic
board in athletic matters.
"C. That the athletic board shall
retain its present function.
"D. That after tho season of 1009
a single coach for both football and
baseball be engaged and that the serv
ices of said coach be at the disposal of
the university for the entire school
"E. That the present system or
management of university atheltlcs be
Farewells to Chancellor and Mrs. An
drews in Temple.
Invitations are Issued ' for an In
formal reception to be given by tho
university to Chancellor and Mrs. An
drews this afternoon froiq 4 to 6
o'clock In tho Temple Music hall. All
members of the university force are
Invited to attend and say their god
speed to the chancellor. Should the
invitation fall to reach any one con
nected with the university force It
Bhould be regarded as an oversight,
as the intention 1b to reach every one.
The Invitations do not Include the stu
dents. . '
Reception Today.
A reception will bo given today from
4 to G p, m. In the Music hall of the
Temple by tho faculty to Chancellor
and Mrs. Andrews, to which the teach
ing and working staff of tho university
has been invited. This wJU given
every one an opportunity to say a
friendly word to tho Chancellor and
Mrs., Andrews before their departure
for Florida.
To Be Gone Nearly a Month and Will
Investigate All Places of Lumber
Industry In Northern
During tho Christmas vacation a
new method of giving the forestry
students practical training nnd in
formation in their profession will be
undertaken by the forestry depart
ment of the university. An extended
trip will be mado by Professor Phillip
and the senior forestry students Into
the lumbering district of northern
Minnesota and Wisconsin to Investi
gate conditions as they nctuully exist
in the northern forests.
According to present plans the party
will leave Lincoln December 17th und
will return January 13th. Practically
all the advanced forestry students will
make tho trip and Mrs. Phillips will
accompany the party. The trip north
will be made by way of Minneapolis
and returning the party will conic l
way of Chicago.
While in the north headquarters will
bo made at Rhlnelandor, Wisconsin.
This Is In the heart of the lumbering
district of Northern Wisconsin, and
will permit a first hand study bl ac
tual conditions. The party plans to
get their board and lodging at the
lumber camps while they arc In t n -
Subjects to Investigate,
i While on the trip the party will
study all bUIcb of the lumbering In
dustry, and problems met with. Among
other things the lumbering of hard
wood and conifers will receive the at
tention of the students. Time will be
spent In the now burned area of the
north studying the effect of tho fire
on the forests. Wood distillation,
curing, valuation surveys, stem anal
yses and pulp mills will all receive
their share of attention. The numer
ous state reserves will bo examined
and the students will Investigate tho
relation of forests to stream flow.
Arrangements have been made for
the students to have the services of
an expert cruiser for one week, and
Mr. Moody, the assistant forester of
Wisconsin, will be with the party for
three weeks. Mr. Moody was at the
University of Nebraska last year for
two weeks and delivered a number of
The party Is especially fortunate In
being able to secure tho services of an
expert cruiser. This method of esti
mating tho amount of timber on a
tract is the result of u lifetime of
experience in tho woods, nnd Is a gift
valued very highly In tho lumber in
dustry. While It 1b not as accurate
as valuation surveys it Is quick and
of great practical value.
More Practical Experience.
From now on It is the Intention of.
the forestry department to lay more
stress on practical experionce than has
been tho case heretofore. The , de
partment will insist flint every student
must have at least one summer's flold
work in forestry before he takes his
ddgreo. While most forestry Btudents
have in the past had much practical
experience before they graduated.
This has never before been a require
ment of the department.
It is now planned to take such a
trip as the advanced forestry students
will Btart on In a few days every two
years, in this way it will be possible
for every student to have the benefits
of a trip of this kind at somo period
during his course. As the students
pay their own exponsqs on a trjp of
this kind it will never, bo possible to
I make such a trip 'an absolute require-1
irctit, but Its value Is so obvious that
every Btudont who finds It at all pos-1
siblo is tnklng advantage of the trip,
resides the benefit to the studentH
it is uxx cted that such a trip as thlH
will have a tendency to Interest lum
bermen In the work that the forestry
depaitment In doing and will nlso aid
In securing work for the students
when they graduate.
Trial Work In College of Law Opened
The trial work for last wouk In the
practice courts of the college of law
was started Friday afternoon.
fn tho Justice court of t H. Taylor
the caBo of Frank McCarthy, on the
charge of defacing library books, was
brought up for examination. No Jury
was summoned but the defendant was
found guilty and was fined $5 and
The first case on the docket Satur
day morning was that of Green vs.
MuttB in an action to recover rent. It
was tried boforo Justlco Aylosworth.
Several witnesses wero called and the
entire forenoon was devoted to tho
case. Judgment wns rendered In favor
of the defendant plaintiff for $7.10 and
in favor of the defendant for $50. Upon
the advice of the winning nttorney
the justice taxed the cost of tho trial
on the losing parties.
In Justice Taylor's court, tho caso of
Ciilmore vs. Mntteson was tried. In
'this replevin suit a Judgment was
rendered in favor of the plaintiff for
All three of tho district courts con
vened Saturday morning. In Judge
Bonton's court, a motion for a now
trial was argued in tho case of Collins
vs. Troub and Marconnett which was
tried In the same court by a Jury the
week before. The motion was over
ruled. In the court of Judge Carlberg a de
murrer was granted both petitions "In
tho matter of tho Farmers Bank."
This caso was postponed until Wed
nesday, December 16, by tho consent
of the parties to the case.
Attorney John J. Ledwlth of Lincoln
devotes a share of his time to these
practice courts. Ho advises tho stu
dents on points and questions which
arise in the course of the trials.
Question of Awarding Letters to Foot
ball Men to Come Up.
A regular meeting of the University
athletic board will take place tonight,
at 8: 15. The moellng was originally
called for 4:30 but on account of the
chancellor's reception from 4 till 6
It was postponed until 8:15.
At this meeting of tho boa'd 'ho
matter of the recontly discussed
chango In the government of nthlotlcs
at tho unlvorslty will be finally settled.
Another matter of 'Importance which
will doubtless come up before the
board at this time is tho awarding of
letters to this season's football team.
The election of next year's captain
will not take place, however, beforo
In order to be nblo to vote for tho
captain the players must have paid
their training tabic board in full, and
as this has not ypt been done by sev
eral of the men they will Tie allowed
until Friday of this, week. Tho men
who are to receive the letters will,
however, bo decided upon tonight and
then if they fall, to comply with the
rules in respect to paying their board
they will then be denied their lettors.
It is possible that the board will
vote upon the question of giving
sweaters to tile payors, Last season
tho,var8ity players wero given a Jer
sey with the "N," ,thq substitutes were
given a heavy sweater vest without
any initial, and the freshmen wore
given jersoys with an "N" upon which
was a small white "2." It Is reported
that tho board Intends to bo more
liberal in granting Jtho sweaters this
The best oyster atew in' tho city
Is that; served at The Boston Lunch,
Try It
History of An Interesting Movement
of Raising Funds for Charity
Which Originated In the Unit
ed 8tates.
With view of promoting charity, and
especially of assisting In tho campaign
against tuberculosis In Nebraska and
In the United States the Red Cross so
ciety have lsBUod a special Btamp for
the uso of Btudents nnd others in tho
mailing of ChrlstmnB, guilds, cards and
letters to friends. The cost of tho
stamps will bo a cent a ploco, and thoy
will be placed on sale at tho university
Hook Storo, also at the t.-o-op.
Tho stamps are u neat dcBlgn, nbout
an inch and n quarter squaro and in
red and green colors. Around tho bor
der is tho inscription "Amoricnn Na
tional Hod Corss, 1908." Insldo Is a
wreath roproBontlng holly, surround
ing tho emblem of tho Hed Cross so
ciety, the cross with tho Inscription In
red, "Merry ChrlBtmaB nnd Happy Now
Year." Tho stamps have a sticky
back, so that a letter, or a package
can bo neatly and offeeilvoly sealed.
First Charity Stamps.
Tho history of tho "Charity Stamp"
movement Is Intensely Interesting,
starting In America In 1803, shortly
after the war of the rebellion had ap
parently resulted in a Confederate
success for tho preceding yenr, and
during a time when tho North waB
plunged In deepest gloom by tho suc
cess of tho Southern arms. From
America the movomont has spread to
Europe, until today nearly all of tho
civilised nations of tho globo havo
what is known as tho "Charity stamp.'
In Sweden, the success of tho stamp
was remarkable nnd nearly threo mil
lions of dollars has been raised by this
country in a comparatively short tlmo
through tho use of stamps to bo de
voted to charitable purposes. Eng
land, France, Gormany, Russia, Den
mark and Spain annually contribute
large sums of money to charity to bo
used principally in the establishment
of hospitals, through the medium of
tho charity stamp. Originating in
Amorica, the movement spread like
wild fire all over the world, and has
resulted In an inestimable amount of
good to the human race.
Tho money secured from tho stamps
at Boston during tho war of the rebel-
Hon was used by tho Red Cross In
caring for tho wounded soldiers who
fell fighting for -their country. Stev
eral thousand dollars were annually
realized from the sale of tho stamps.
The llttlo stato of Delaware alono
raised threo thousand dollars in ono
yenr, enough to start a hospital for
consumptives. Since the success in
Boston and Delaware the charity
stamp has been Introduced by the Red
Cross society into nearly every stato
In tho union, tho sales of tho stamps
are enormous, running Into tho thou
sands of dollars. The amount of good
which this has accomplished cannot
be dyefc8tlmated. Hospitals havo
been established, further research
along scientific lines in the fight
against tho "white plague" is made
Students Should Patronize.
In sealing their lettors and packages
for Christmas the students of the
university should remember the Red
Cross stamp. For all practical pur
poses the stamp is as near a seal as
any Christmas design that can. bo
obtained, anywhere, and In addition
by patronizing the students aro assist-Ihg-ni
a noble and important work, tho
campaign against consumption For
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