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VoL VIII. No. 60.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1908.
Price 5 Cent.
TEMPLE AWARDED "N"
MUCH DI8CU38ED MATTER SET
TLED BY ATHLETIC BOARD.
GABLE CROSS COUNTRY CAPTAIN
"R" Sweaters Granted Second Team
Men and "N. C. C." Coat Sweat
ers Given to the Cross Coun
Tho nthletic bonrd at a meeting
which was dragged out from 8:15 to
nearly 11:30 o'clock last night granted
an "N" to Jack Temple, substitute full
back on the Nebraska footnall eleven
last fall. Temple played In sovera!
of tho big games this past season but
did not comply with the rulq of the
athlotlc board that says a player In
order to win his "N" must take part
in one full consecutive half. Tho fact
that Temple did not play an ontlre
half caused the question to arise as
(b whether he was eligible or not for
It was held by some members of tho
board that unless he had complied
with the strict interpretation of the
rule that he did not deserve an "N."
The fact that he had done good work
in the big games of the season and
that Coach Cole recommended him for
a letter led tho other members of the
board to believe that ho should be
given a numeral.
The matter was discussed by tho
board for over two hours before It wa.s
Ties Up Captaincy.
The awarding of an "N" to Tompls
is generally understood to tie up thi
vote for next season's football captain.
Before the meeting of the board last
night it was certain that thirteen men
would bp allowed to vote in the com
ing election, for that number had
played at least a full half in one of tho
letter games. The vote on next fall's
leader stood soven to six, and Tem
plo's vote will now bo thrown with the
six, probably making the choice for
next year's captain a tie whon tho
votes are cast Friday.
The two candidates for tho cap
taincy are Frum, left tackle, and Col
lins, center. Both are members of the
athletic board and were present at tho
meeting last night.
The members of tho Nebraska
cross country team were present for
tho. first few minutes of tho meeting
last night and cast their ballots for
tho 1909 cross country captain. Gable
was elected on the first ballot, the vote
standing, Gable, 3; Bauman, 1, and
Reserve Sweaters Granted
Roserve sweaters were granted to
the second team. These will bear a
small "It" on tho breast to show that
they were earned for second team
work. Tho cross country men were
granted coat sweaters which will beat
tho letters "N. C. C." Tho men who
will receive tho reserve sweaters were
not decided upon and tho matter of
selecting tho players who shall bo
given these was turned over to a com
mitteo of three which will report back
to the board. Jerseys wero granted
the fourteen T'N" men for playing the
It was suggested Jjy a member of the
board that tho inter-collegiate tennis
games bo placed under tho -control of
tho athletic board. This matter was
referred to a committee.
Manager Earl C Eager was present
and reported that tho training table
which was maintained' at the "WindB ;r
hotel during the past season cost tho
athletic board $370. This Bum fallB
$30 below tho limit which Is allowed
by tho Missouri valley conference
Election Friday Noon.
Another meeting of the athletio board
wjll be hold at 12 o'clock Friday In
Dr. Clapp's ofTlco when tho election
of a football captain for noxt season
will tako place. Tho fourteen "N"
men will be convenod thero and will
ballot until a selection is made.
The now sweaters for tho letter mbn
arrived yesterday and soveral of the
CornhuBkers displayed them around
the campus. They are different from
thoBO given the men last season and
aro a dark red with a large, white
block "N"" on tho front.
The fourteen "N" men this season
are Captain Harvey, Frum, Collins,
Chaloupka, Kroger, Ewing, Hnrto,
Johnson, Minor, Beltzer, Blrkner
Cooke, Bentley arid Temple.
A NON-FRAT MEET 18 PROBABLE.
Committees Appointed at Yesterday's
Meeting to Consider Question.
There was a meeting of representa
tive non-fraternity .men yoBtorday
morning at 11 o'clock in Dr. Clapp's
ofllce. The purpoHe of the meeting
was to discuss the advisability of or
ganizing and holding an Indoor athletic
meet open only to the non-fraternlly
Btudents of the university, the winners
of the events in this meet to qualify,
together with tho winnors of the
events in tho inter-frntornlty indoor
meet, for tho finals which will tako
the place of the annual Charter Day.
Inasmuch as this was the first for
mal meeting of tho non-fraternity men
for tho purpose of discussing this sub
ject, no definite action was taken. But
from the opinions which were ex
pressed by some of the men present
It is believed that the proposed meet
will undoubtedly be held.
Some slight objections were offered
to the advisability of holding such a
nfbot on the ground that a certain ani
mosity which was alleged to oxlBt be
tween the fraternity and non-fraternity
men of tho university might, by forc
ing them to compete with each other,
be increased. It was tho prevailing
impression among those present, how
even that this objection was not valid.
In the first place, the existence of any
such animosity, at leaBt In any consid
erable degree, was denied. And In tho
Becond place, it was argued that such
a meet would have prcclBoly tho op
posite effect. It would bring the fra
ternity men and the non-fraternity
men together in the gymnasium whon
they were practicing for their respec
tive meets, and thereby any ill feeling
which might now exist would disap
pear rather than increase.
Another point which was made In
favor of the meet was that Its ultimate
purpose was not to determine which
were the strongest in indoor athletics,
the frat men or the non-fratornlty men,
but to create a general interest through
out tho university in Indoor athletics
which would load to an Increased in
terest in our door work later in tho
spring, and in this way the real benefit
would fall upon tho school.
Mr. Knode was appointed chairman
of a committee which ho is to select,
which committee will look up tho ma
terial among the non-frnternity men to
see if there is enough to warrant such
a meet's being held. It Is the general
opinion that there will bo no difficulty
in this respect; In fact it is believed
by many that tho non-fraternity men
have tho njaterlal from which they
can turn out an indoor team that will
defeat the frat men.
Mr. Guldinger was appointed as
chairman of another committee which
1b to canvass tho situation and. find
out the general feeling which prevails
among tho non-fraternity men in re
gard to holding -such a meet, and to
determine whether or not the holding
of such a meet would bb advisable.
These committees aro to report at
another meeting which Is to bo held
on Tuesday morning, January 5th, at
11 o'clock in Dr. Clapp's office.. At
that time it is anticipated that final
arrangements for holding the .moot
will be made.
Baked beams, baked on the premises
and served hot with delicious brown
bread, 10c, at The Boston Lunch.
WANT CLASS DEBATES
MOVEMENT ON FOOT TO IN
CREASE RIVALRY IN 8CH00LS.
COMMITTEES APPOINTED NOW
Meeting To Be Held Latter Part of the
Week to Draw Up Constitution
to Govern the New
Growing out of tho Idea of clasB riv
alry, several prominent university Btu
dents and several members of tho fac
ulty have proposed thnt an inter-clnBB
debating league, modolcd after tho
inter-class athletic organization, bo
perfected. At the close of tho football
season, the most successful In mony
respects in several yearB, tho Interest
in class affairs has rather diod out.
BaBkot ball has the attention of a largo
number of the student body, although
the class games in this sport do not
draw so well as in other sporlB. An
lnter-track meet has been proposed
for a number of years but each yoar
something comes to the front which
mukes this an impossibility.
The Plan Proposed.
According to the plan of those at
tho head of the movomont the debate
should bo held late in the spring, pos
sibly the forepart of April. Throo rep
resentatives from each class should
compromise the team, the winning
side in the first two dobates meeting
ut a third contest for the champion
ship of the university. Thus tho
Juniors and the seniors wquld. hold,, a
debate upon one night and tho follow
ing wcok the freshies and the sophs
would pull off their forensic contest.
The " winners of theso two dobates
would later on meet In a third con
test, the winner of which would bo de
clared the champion. All of tho do
bates should be held In Momorial hall
and upon the same queBtlon which the
university will debate In tho central
five league noxt year. Medals could
bo warded the winning orators, a
small admission being chnrged at the
Not So Slow.
While directly Increasing class Bplrit
and class rivalry one of tho most im
portant advantages to be gained from
the debate is tho fact that a lot of
valuable material is thereby developed
ior the university debating squad. Pre
pared upon the samo question as will
be used in the squad try out, a largo
number of students who otherwise
would no.t have participated in the do
bates will try out for the squud. One
of the main objections to debating -in
tho university, now as is tho caso in
any other school undertaking, some of
the most able men In the clusscs re
fuse to participate or tako part in
anything which means an interference
with their studies.
But in increasing class spirit, tho
proposed league will also render a
valuable service, since tho lack of
class spirit and school spirit has beon
recognized for years and repeated
efforts have been made to incroaso it.
While the football field rendored""a
splendid opportunity for class contosts,
it is thought that the platform will bo
equally as popular. '
Acting upon the suggestion of the
faculty members, the presidents of the.
different classes have been requested
t'o appoint committees, which has been
done, to meet and perfect an organ
ization. The committees will draw up
a constitution closely modeled after
the inter-claBB athletic constitution,
governing tho debates and making
preliminary arrangements for the hold
ing of the class tryouts. Theso com
mittees will meet before the Christmas
holidays with a faculty representative.
In all of the classes there is some
exceptionally strong material for do -
bating teams. Tho soniors and Juniors
.would BUffor moBt from tho ruling that
no ono who has ovor participated in
an intor-collcRiato dobato can tnke part
In tho clnHH contests, slnco as a rule
It is tho uppor claBBmon who aro
choson as members of tho squad.
Would Hit Upper Classes.
. Should, however, tho ollglblllty com
mittee decide that all members of tho
debating squad should bri dobarrod
from participating In tho cIuhb debates
all of the uppor classes would bo hit
equally as hard, since an equal num
ber of Hontors, Juniors and sopho
mores, in so far as is possiblo are
represented upon tho squad. The lat
ter ruling, howovor, Is very improln
able, since it would be the sumo as
debarring thoHo who got out for tho
football sqund from taking part in
the class games.
MANY ATTEND THE RECEPTION,
Faculty Pay Respect to Chancellor and
Mrs. Andrews at Temple.
A reception was given yesterday
afternoon from 1 to G o'clock by the
faculty In tho Music room of tho Tom
plo in honor of Chancellor and Mrs.
Androws. Registrar Harrison was in
tho receiving lino with Chancellor and
Mrs. Androws, and Introduced tho
guests. All during tlio rccoption honrs
a continuous stream of guests ascend
ed the stairs leading to tho Music
room to pay their last respects to the
chancellor. The guests wero com
posed entirely of faculty members and
At -one end of tho long room, which
was decorated in palms and fernB,
Mrs. Barkloy, dean of women, with
several aBsIstuntB served punch. Tho
rofroshmonfc--table- woe-nlBo- decorated
In greens and lllumlnatod by candles.
Before leaving each guest signed his
name In a book resembling an auto
graph album. Those signatures to
gether with the university seal and
tho resolutions passed by tho board
of regents regarding tho chancellor
and printed on parchment aro to bo
mado up Into book form by Phil.
Harrison and presented to the chan
cellor. There was no order for tho dismissal
of classes yesterday aftornoon to por
mit the faculty to attend tho reception,
but the professors wore allowed to
abandon clauses If they desired to go.
Some of the professors did this and
Bonie merely failed to "show up" at
the class hour, so there wero .very
few classes held after 4 o'clock.
MANY GET MAJESTIC TICKETS.
Special Offer of Dally Nebraskan
Tho second week of tho Dally Ne
braskan's special offer of Majestic
matinco tickets free with all subscrip
tions to this paper induced nearly 100
more students to accept the opportun
ity of getting tho best college paper
in the west and a seat at tho refined
vnudovillo for only 50 cents. Those
who accepted the Nobraskan's offer
wore well pleased with tho show and
aro sending many of their friends
around to tho Nebraskan ofllce this
week to subscribe for this paper.
For this week the subscription
price to tho Nebraskan has been
placed at 35 cents for tho remainder
of the semester. This price' includes
one free ticket to any MajoBtic mat
inee this week.
By taking advantage of the special
offer this week students will get tho
Nebraskan for four weeks of the best
part of tho school year. Tho offer
for thiB wedk will close Friday even
ing and all subscriptions In order to
draw a free ticket must bo handed in
to this office by 6 o'clock on the even
ing of that 'day.
"Aid Heldolberg" the German
club's play, will have a rehearsal this
evening at 7:30 o'clock in XJ. 112.
Everyone who has a part is urged to
1 be present.
IT MIGHT BE WORSE
JUNIOR PROM COMMITTEE NOT
BASKET-BALL ON SAME NIGHT
Foar Athletic Contest Will Cut In On
Big Dance of Year so ts to En
danger Its Financial
Wiso through tho oxporionci of tno
commlttoos of tho first throo univer
sity duncoB which have beon givon this
year, tho committee in chnrgo of tho
junior prom, of which John AleMMidor
is chairman and Arbor Barth master
of ceremonies, do not regard the pros
cut date as altogether favorable for
the financial success or tho dance. Nor
does this fear oxlst In tho committoo
alone for a large number of tho mem
bers of the class have oxproBsod tholr
opinion thnt tho dance should bo post
poned to a moro opportuno time, al
though It should como later in tho
Coming on tho samo night as tho
basket ball game with tho Jayhnwk
ers, the dreaded rivals of tho Corn
buskers, tho athletic ovont Jb Buro to
cut in more or less upon tho attend
ance at the hop. And in addition to
tho feeling that tho danco might bo
u financial failure, thero 1b also tho
sentiment that Nebraska students
should turn out in a body and support
all basket ball games, one of tho most
popular and fascinating of indoor
Committee Up In Air.
For thiB reason tho committee aro,
so to speak, rather "up In tho air" ob
to tho proper course to pursue. Tho
whole troublo arises ovor tho fact thai
an Inter-lraternity organization saw fit
to sot their dance' upon tho night
which from time Immemorial has boon
sot nslde for tho most formal and pop
ulor of university dances, "tho junior
prom." At tho timo of sotting tho date
tho committco went to mombors of
this organization promising thorn to
secure tho samo hall, and tho samo
orchestra for them only on different
occasions. Each Individual mombqr ap
peared to bo quite willing to sot their
dance aBido, but when considering tho
proposition as a "body" they wore un
able to sec it in tho same light. Con
sequently tho junior prom did not se
cure the date which Is usually accord
They Need the Money.
As has beon universally recognized,
the junior prom is tho one dance of
the year to which university student
look forward. It is a "splko tall"
affair, the only ono of tho year whoro
every university interest is so gener
ally recognized. The cost of giving
tho danco Is heavy, and tickets have
always cost from $2,50 to $3.00. Rare,
ly has any consldorablo sum been
made from tho junior prom, the ontir.es
proceeds being devoted to making tho
dance a social bucccss, in ovftry senso
in which tho word may bo employed.
Tho best music, tho best refreshments
and in fact everything which can bo
provided for tho comfort and enjoy
ment of tho dancers, is. done and no
money is spared to make it complete"
in every way.
Such an undertaking represents no
small financial risk. The cost of the
hall, the music, tho refreshments, tho
programs and other lesser expenses
amount to a considerable figure. Hence
tho noed of caution in solocting a dato
when everyone can attend and there
are no conflicts in university func
tions. Dance Failures Significant, t, "-
Viewing tho failures, of the officers',
the freshmen and tho freshmen law
hops Yin succession, chairmen of uni
versity hops will proceed with great
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