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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1G, 1908.
"Unfortunatoly Homo of the host
games for tho university Btudonts havo
been ho moulded in America through
tho influence of tho professional coach,
that thoy now partake Iobs of thj
spirit of pluy than of military dlsclp
lino I Bomotlme8 fear that inter-collo
giato nthletics today constitute a great
menac to tho dovolopmont of true uni
vorBity ideals in America. Thoy are
in many Instances carried on for tho
entertainment of gambloi;s and their
method 1b dictated by paid coaches
without any educational aims."
Tho foregoing statement wnB uttered
by tho now president of Missouri uni
versity, Dr. Albort Robh Hill, in' hin
inaugural addreBB at Columbia last
weok, and bringB forcibly to mind tho
conditions that obtain at Nebraska.
They tire the same that Dr. 1 1 111 speaka
of, and aro due to the apathetic utti
tudo of tho students toward Cornbusk
Tho patriotic Bpurt which arose at
Nebraska when Minnesota played tho
CornhiiBker football eleven horo in
1000 lias, during the last few years,
been dying out until now tho univer
sity is forced to dopend on tho tmpporr
of tho non-univorsity people to main
Kb athletics a success. It has come
J iytt t,j,, c-rrtt-icc
to paBB that tho students are no longer
the main-stay of tho university's ath
letes. If they were, would thoy have
allowed tho football team to play at
Antolopo park this year? Would they
now be permitting Lincoln people to
bo tho main promoters of a movement
to Becuro a field by next fall?
It Ib not entirely a patriotic spirit
that moves the outsider to aid tho ath
lotos of the university. Tho desire to
soo a winning team that will give
their gambling Instinct a chance to
play shares with tho other feeling the
reBpon'bllity for making tho non-university
men help the university games.
When tho outsiders aro called In to alrt
tho collego athletes nion of the gamb
ling fraternity are bound to bo found
among them. These men want a win
ning team and they give help In order
to got one. Their influence breeds
among tho students tho gambling
mania until the collogo spirit is killed
and tho games aro no longer real col
Tho only way to keep the gambling
influences out of university athletics
Is to keep tUo games entirely under
tho influence of university students.
No outsider must bo permitted to stop
In to run .thingB. With tho students
supremo thoro can bo no dangor from
tqo 'professionalism that affects nil
college athletics today.
8CHOLAR OR ATHLETE.
Tho athlete or the scholar? Which
typo of man Aoob tho world want?
That Is the quory suggested by Preal
dent Ilodloy of Yalo in an addrosB to
tho Harvard winnorw of scholastic hon
ors. "Two goneratlohB ago tho intel
lectual idol of tho graduates and st'i
dontH at moHt of our colleges was th
leading debater. Now it is no longer
the debater but tho athloto who occu
pies the center of tho stage."
The fact thus stated Is apparent
everywhere. The scholar has small
places In oollego life. The ono who
thinks of tho dobator's platform as a
Held of endeavor Is counted amiably
eccentric by tho average studont. As
for earnest work with books In the
quiet of tho room or in tho library,
thai Is laughable Tho "midnight oil
idea has a different meaning now
But there Is substantial encourage
ment In the attitude of the officials or
leading colleges and universities. All
along tho lino there are signs of an
intellectual renaissance. Standards of
scholarships aro being raised. Th"
lazy are being eliminated. The ath
leto is barred from compotltlon unless"
he keeps up hlB standing in tho class
room to a higher mark than formerly.
Tho number of students who nr"
dropped for poor work Is largo. Th'
Indications are many that the reaction
from excessive athloticlsm is having
That does not mean, of necessity,
any rovlval of interest In the classic
course, whose cultural value its cham
pions havo alwayB stoutly maintained.
Tho ago is practical. Tho school of
mlnos, the agricultural college, tho
engineering department have as man
opportunities for the scholar as tho
collogo of arCs. What tho man gets
out of it that will make him hotter
adapted to tho needs of his ago 1b tho
practical test. As the Yalo president
"The way to make the American peo
ple more interested in scholarship
than athletics is by proving that oui
prlzo scholars even more than our
prize athletes represent the typo of
mon for which there is a public need '
DR. FLING'S MIRABEAU.
The Nation (N. Y.) for December :
giveB a very appreciative review or
two columns In length to Dr. Fling's
"Lifo of Mlrabeau." Tho Nation is the
leading reviewing pprio'!i"l publisher
In tho United States and Its reviews
aro all written by specialists of high
authority in their respective ileldb. It
is a matter reflecting credit upon tne
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university as well as upon NDr. Fling
that the Judgment of such an authori
tative magazine should be so favorpble
to the book.
A MILLION FOR STAMPS.
A million dollars for stamps. That
would be a record of which tho United
States might bo proud. Not for post
age stamps, but For tho holiday greet
ing stamps of the American Red Cross
association. To mako tho million a
fact will require the sale of 100,000,000
sanips In the aggregate. At the last
count about one-third of this largo
number had been sold, over $300,000
All tho money goes into the fund
for fighting the dread disease tuber
culosis. The stamp campaign is pro
nounced by a Chicago worker tho
most successful over undertaken for
the benefit of tuberculosis sufferers.
Prominent men and women aro taking
large numbers of tho stamps. Some
firms are using them in connection
with all correspondence. Each stamp
coBtB I cent. It conveys best wishes
for a merry Christmas and a happy
now year. It is useful as a seal on
letter or package. Better yet, It shows
that n good causo has boon helped, and
carries tho suggestion that the recip
ient, "should go and do likewise." Tho
Chicago sales during the next few
wooks should go far towards tho real
ization of tho coveted $1,000,000. Chi
TO REMAIN UNSETTLED
TEAM8 OF NORTHWE8T CANNOT
PLAY OFF CHAMPI0N8HIP.
CORNELL TO PLAY WOLVERINES
Schedule of Ithaca Nine Also Includes
Contests With the Yale, Carlisle,
Columbia and Brown Base
MOSCOW, Idaho, Dec. 15. The ques
tion as to which of tho three stato uni
versities of the Northwest Oregon,
Washington or Idaho was entitled to
the Barrett cup, given to the state
university whose football team has
won from tho other two, will this yoar
The University of Washington man
agement wanted to know from Idaho
what she desired to do to settle the
matter and tho answer was returned
that Idaho desired to play a post sea
son game in Spokane on December 12.
For several days nothing was heard
from Washington, 'but Saturday tin
football management received a tele
gram saying that they would be unablo
to play tho University of Idaho team
a post season game this fall. This
decision loaves the cup unawarded
this year, for Washington to havo a
cleor title to It would have had to play
the Iduho team and won from thorn.
ITHACA, N. Y., Dec. 15. Tho Cor
nell baBcball schedule for next Bprlng
was announced tonight by the athletic
management. A game with Yale at.
Ithaca, and contests with Carlisle,
Columbia and Brown, are now feat
ures. Michigan Is the only western
college on the list. Tho southorn trip
has been cut down to Hvo days, and
the other trips will be short. The
April I5-5 Georgetown University at
April ( Walbrook A. C. at Balti
more. April 7 Naval Academy at Annnp
April 8 "Mount Washington Club
April 17 Lafayette at Ithaca.
April 22 Franklin and Marshall at
April 21 Yale at Ithaca.
April 29 Bucknell at Ithaca.
May 1 Penn State at Ithaca.
May 5 Williams at Ithaca.
May 8 Carlisle at Ithaca.
May 12 Brown at Ithaca.
on High Cuts
half of them.
May 15 Columbia at Ithaca.
May 21 Carlisle at Carlisle.
.May 22 Penn at Philadelphia.
May 26 Michigan at Ithaca.
May 29 Harvard at Ithaca.
May III Penn at Ithaca.
June 12 Harvard" at Cambridge.
June 18 Williams at Wllliamstown.
June 19 Yale at Now Havon.
John J. Hoyle, Cornell's famous boat
builder, was made assistant crew coach
and given charge of the freshman
crows to fill the place mado vacant
by the resignation of Fred D. Coulson.
LAWRENCE, Dec. 15. Carl Pleas
ant, left end on tho all-victorious Kan
sas football team of '08, will lead tho
Jayhawkers in 1909. Ho was chosen
captain over Carlson, center, by a voto
of 11 to 10.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Dec. 15.
John McGovorn of the class of '10,
quarter back on the University of Min
nesota football team last fall, was this
evening olected captain of the olovon
PROV1DENGE, R. I., Doc. 15. Tho
Brown baBkokball schedule arranged
by Manager Harknoss for the coming
season is announced today. Tho
schedule consists of nine home con
tests, a total of flftoon games, three of
which ure to bo played In January,
nine in February, and three in March.
Brown tills year has games with three
of the "Big Four," playing Harvard
both at Cambridge and Providence,
and PorniBylvania and Yale at Provi
dence No contest could bo arranged
With Princeton. Tho team will make
two long trips. On tho' first, Wesloynn
and the city college of New York aro
to be played at Middletown and New
York, respectively. On the second
trip, Brown will play the Troy Poly
technic Institute nt Troy, and Williams
at Wllliamstown. Tho contests with
Wesleyan nnd Williams aro very im
portant, because they are league
games. There nro only three games
scheduled for January in order that
tho team may be In good condition for
the hard contests arranged for tho
first two weeks In February. Captain
Regnler nnd Manager Harkness be
lleve that a fine showing will be made
by the team with this schedule, and
with the expert coaching of Pryor, '98.
WILL WEAR "BULL-DOG." CAP8.
Junior Committee Decides on Style of
Yesterday the junior cap committee
held a meeting at chapel time. The
committee looked at several samples
and decided to put out a class cap of
the "bulldog" variety. This cap has
made the greatest hit ol any style of
rap which has come out In sevoral
years. The visor turns down in front,
and the foro part of the headgear
stands up instead of being flat. This
allows tho class numernls to bo shown
to tho greatest advantage. The caps
will bo of blue serge with gold numer
als. The cost of the cap will bo Bur
prlslngly small as compared with tho
usual price paid for class headgear.
It will bo somewhere between GO. and
The committee anticipates an extra
ordinary large sale of this headgear,
which combines the latest style, the
most sensible materials, and a very
artistic appearance, at a price which
puts It within the reach of everybody.
A definite design of girl's cap has not
been decided upon but It will probably
be of the felt hat order.
Lump $9.00 .
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WodneBday, 16 Y. M. C. A. mid-week
meeting G: 50-7: 20.
Friday, 18 Christmas vacation begins
at G p. m.
Monday, 4 Christmas vacation ends
at 8 p. m.
Friday, 8 Junior hop at Fraternity
Saturday, 9 Sophomore hop at Lin
Friday, 15 Non-Com Hop at Fratorn
Meeting of tho Graduate Club.
Frldaq, 22 Senior prom at Lincoln
Friday, 29 Sophomoro Informal at
Saturday, 30 Intor-Frat Indoor Meet
in Memorial Hall.
Friday, 5 Junior Prom at Lincoln
IT MIGHT BE WOR8E
(Continued from Pago 1)
er caution in tlie future in setting their
dance to prevent a clash In dates. It
has already been sufficiently demon
sctrated that dances coming on th?
same evening of other university func
tions are quite liable to result in fail
uroB. Just what action will bo taken in
tho Junior affair is all but a matter of
conjecture. From now on to the end
of the school year all of tho evenings
nre taken up with social affairs so
that It is uncertnln whethor a more
favorable date could bo choson.
There wllf be a meeting of tho Junior
hop committee In U. 10G at 11 o'clock
on Thursday morning. This is a verv
Important meeting and all mombers
should take pains Ho be there. The
committee is as follows: W. A. Mon
son, R. H. Bailey, Miss Jo Huso, Miss
Ester Hunter, Miss Mildred Holland,
T. R. Heggelund, L. F. Flower, C. S.
Spollmeyer, ft. S. Mosoley.
The university chorus will meet in
Memorial hall this evening at 7 o'clock
sharp for final practice on the Messiah.
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