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Vol VIIL No. 65.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1909.
Price 5 Cent
NEW MAIN BUILDING
MAY START CONSTRUCTION OF A
BIG EDIFICE 800N.
IN PLACE OF UNIVERSITY HALL
Removal of Old Building Depends on
Action of Nebraska Legislature
In Granting Appropriations
, at This 8ession.
Whether a start shall be made with
in the next two years towards tho con
struction of a new main university
building to take the place of tho pres
ent antiquated structure known as Uni
versity hall will rest with the thirty
first Nebraska legislature, which lias
Just begun its sessions.
In recommending the expenditure of
$.'150,000 for the extension and Improve
ment of the university In addition to
tho amount needed for ordinary main
tenance, the regents mention tho be
ginning of a new central hall as one
of tfre things under consideration. The
matter Is trented very sparingly in
thoroport of tho regents to tho gover
nor and legislature. In a single para
graph following the announcement of
tho need of the sum mentioned, the
rogentB enumerate six Improvements
which they have under consideration.
"Beginning the construction of a large
central building on the city campus" is
one of the six additions desired.
Mill Tax Insufficient.
With the growth of the university
the fund derived by the one mill levy
under the state tax law Is becoming
less and less lefllciont in providing for
the needs of the state institution. Ac
cording to careful estimates the entire
fund of the next two years will be
needed for tho ordinary expenses of
maintenance, nothing being 'lert for
new buildings, extensions, and the
like. In the report the regents state
tho situation aB follows:
"Two years ago It was pointed out
that, tho wholo of tho one mill tax
fund must soon bo applied only to sal
aries, current expenses, and spocial fa
iclltieB for Instruction, apparatus,
, books, machinery, and tho like. Each
year of progress but emphasizes the
fact Two hundred and Hfty-flve thou
sand dollars annually must now be pp
plled to salaries. That means $510,000
for the blennium. One hundred and
eighty-four thousand dollars Is neces
sary for running expenses. Thirty-five
thousand dollars will be needed to
equip in part the engineering depart
ments to be housed in the building
now In process of construction. Those
sums aggregating $729,000. Of tho
estimated resources for the next bl
ennium, nothing remains available for
'' For New Extensions.
"There Is at this time urgent need
forjat least $350,000 for buildings and
othfsr permanent improvements.
Among the many necessities consid
ered by the board from time to time
during the' past biennlum are tho fol
lowing: "1. Additional land adjoining both
the , city campus and the university
farm for building Bites, drill grounds,
and, right of way for a railroad switch
at the farm.
' Beginning, the construction of a
large central building onthe city cam
"3, A plant industry building on tho
4. An additional wing- or part of
tho museum building. . ......
"5. An addition to the chemical lab
"6i Construction of a railroad
swiich with track scaleB and cattle
chutes on thbiunlvofslty farni; an'lm-
provoment of'the water supply, there-
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Eradtlcally all of these things are
greatly., needed by the various depart-
V .., .
monts of tho university, lho construc
tion of a new main building would In
particular meet with the dosires of
university alumni and' students. Thb
present building, orected in 18C0-1871,
is not only inadequate for its purposes
but it Is a poorly-lighted, poorly-ventilated
structure, and ono which might
bo turned into a veritable fire-trap In
cuse a conflagration onco attained a
respectable start or a panic resulted
among the students." Tho narrow halls
on the lower floor can easily be imag
ined the scene of a struggling, madly
fighting jam of panic-stricken human
ity In case the four hundred students
In the building at some hours of the
day should ever before fearful of the
loss of life by fire.
From the standpoint of safety alone,
then, tho construction of a now build
ing would be a most excellent move,
according to tho expressed opinion of
graduates and students. Others have
mentioned the additional fact of tho
prestige which Nebraska might gain
by having a building of artistic value
take the place of the present eyo-sore.
In any caso, settlement of the matter
1b up to tho present legislature.
ART EXHIBIT IS BEING HELD.
Many Very Valuable Pictures Now In
During tho Christmas holidays tho
annual art exhibit held by tho Ne
braska art association was opened in
tho art gallery of Library hall. This
year about 115 pictures are being
shown and many are valued in tho
hundreds of dollars. The pictures this
year are larger In alze than has been
the case in past years although there
are about the same number hung on
During the next week, the afternoons
will be largely devoted to giving tho
school children of Lincoln 'an oppor
tunity to see the pictures. They have
been attending in largo numbers and
sometimes almoBt take possession of
the university. Lincoln people are
also patronizing the exhibit well, and
since the vacation closed a number of
univorsity students have availed them
selves of the opportunity of Beelng
For most of the evenings during
the reBt of tho exhibit different speak
ers Will discuss the subject of art The
program that has been arranged Is as
Jhnuary 7 Dr. Fling: Subject un
nnounced. January 0 Prof. Barber: "Tho Ar
January 11 MIsb S. S. Hayden:
January 13 Prof. Grumman: "Lit
erature and Art"
January 15 Dr. Alexander: "Artl
for the Sake of Beauty."
ENGINEERS WRITE OF WORK.
Common Laborers as Railway Expert
Professor Stout of the engineering
department has recently received a
letter from J. M. Rohrbaugh, '98, who
Is now with the Florida East Cohst
railway. Ho' has been with this road
for" several yoars and In his letter
tells of an engineering feat which that
road is undertaking. By a series of
Bteel bridges tho mainland of Florida'
is being connected with Key West,
a coral Island situated considerable
distance from tho malpland.
Mr. Rohrbaugh -has full charge of
this work, and It la remarkable from
the' fact that no expert work has been
used In its construction. Tho laborers,
have been used who. are tho regular
employes of tho company, and tho re
sult has been that the. work has not
coBt nearly as much as it otherwise
W. G. JenklnB, '07, who Is now 'en-'
gaged In public works ln Cuba, has
also recently written' Professor Sout.'
He, ' declares, that there la but little-!
work'bejng done arid'that tho govern
ment is spending only' what "-it almo-
lutely has to.
TtAM LEAVES TODAY
BASKET-BALL. FIVE DEPARTS ON
THE SCHEDULE IS REVISED
The Prospects of the Team Are Ve.ry
Uncertain Owing to Their Un
developed Condition In Mat
ter of Team Work.
The varsity baBket-ball team loft
this morning at 7 o'clock on tho first
trip of the 1900 schedule. Tho trip
Is only n short one and the team will
return to Lincoln Sunday afternoon.
But three games will be played on
the trip, and they are as follows: To
night, the ivanBaB state agricultural
college at Manhattan, Kansas; Friday
and Saturday Kansas university at
These games will make the first
real tryout which tho varBlty team
has had this season and' their outcome
will, accordingly, bo watched with
considerable Interest Before the
ChriBtmas holidays the Cornhuskor
five played practlco games with tho
Cotner univorsity team and tho flvo
from the local Y. M. C. A. Cotner
was defeated but the Y. M. C. A. team
outclassed the varBlty in their poor
early season form and tboat them after
a hard fought contest.
Although the varsity toam did not
show up particularly well as a team
in either of these contests, owing to
the Inexperience and Hack of- practlco
of many of tho squad, yet it was evi
dent from the fast Individual Work
of Beveral of tho players that there
was material among the candidates
from which an oxceodlngly faBt team
might be developed.
Prospects on Trip.
Just what may be expected of tho
team during tho trip on which they
leave today 1b something of a prob
lem. The Kansas state agricultural
college has a Btrong aggregation and
they will very probably put up a good
exhibition against tne CornhuBkers.
In a gamo botwoon them and Cotner
just previous to tie Cotner-Nobraska
gamo tho Kansans were vlatorlouB by
the one-sldede Bcore of 54 to 29. This
would, indicate that at that time they
had a stronger team than did Ne
braska, and It is possible that they
have progressed just as rapidly- as
tho CornhuskerB have since then. In
this caBe It would not bo a very great
surprise If Dr. Clapp'B pupllB were
defeated by the Manhattan team In to
Very little Is known In the Ne
braska camp of tho strength of the
Kansas university team' sp that noth
ing definite can be predicted regarding
the outcome of the gamos to be played
at Lawrence tomorrow and Saturday.
Last season the CornhuskerB defeated
KansaB'at LawrortceMn tho early sea
son games, but lost to tho Jayhawkers
later in the season, when they played
return games In Lincoln. However,
there seems to be a prevalent opinion'
among the local basket-ball enthus
lasts that this progam will just bo
reversed 'this season. !
Cornhuskers Not Developed.
Tho Cornhuaker team is laboring,
under a great handicap in going. Into'
esc games without any developed
team' worlt. The drill In systematic
team work did not really begin until1
this week and as a consequence there
has been hardly any headway made
with it. Tho Christmas recosB broke
up the regular basket-ball practice'
and the team Is In little, if any, better)
condition than Jt was just prior ;tov the;
A rt n wnnlilj $ tltrt fflnt frttot tllfh Jno vw
ng u. iuouii ui iuu iuvi, wui u.u'iuuu.
nrovtr fa ar (fnt f ism Yinlnn tnftreA
f I nuin in ow auk tutu uuiuq jiuiigvivu
v I tho' fortunes1 of the CornhuskerB in
those gamoB will depond very largoly
upon the spocd nnd Individual work
of tho. players.
A stiff practlco wbb given the team
last ovening after supper In tho gym
nasium and the flvo showed up bettor
at times than they have at any tlmo
this season. The team from tho state
farm lined up against the varsity for a
fow minutes but they were unable
to make much of a showing against
tho speedy Cornhuskors.
Only seven playors loft thlB morn
ing for tho southern trip and they
wore accompanied by Dr. Clapp, who
Ih coaching the team. Dr. Clapp will
also attend tho annual meeting of tho
representatives of tho various schools
composing tho Missouri valley confer
ence, which mooting takes placo In
Kansas City on Saturday. Tho follow
ing playors will mako tho trip: Cap
tain WalBh, Wood, and Schmidt, for
wards; Perry, Bell and JoneB,
guards, and Petrashok, center.
Owing to several undosirablo dates
in tho Nebraska baskot-ball schedule
as formerly arranged, It has boon en
tirely revised nnd tho gamos as con
tracted for at present are as follows:
Jan. 7, Kansas State Agricultural
College, at Manhattnn.
Jan. 8-5), Kansas University, nt Law
ronco. Jan. 15-16, Ames, nt Lincoln.
Jan. 22-23, Drake, at Lincoln.
Jan. 29-30, Kansas, at Lincoln.
Fob. 1, Missouri, at Lincoln.
Fob. 5-C, MInnesotn, at Minneapolis.
Fob. 8-9, Ames, at AmoB.
Fob. 10-11, Drako, at Drako.
Feb. 19-20, Minnesota, at Lincoln.
8ARAH BERLINER FELLOWSHIP.
Offered Every, Two Years to Women,
and Valued at $1,200.
The committee In charge of the
Sarah Berliner Research Fellowship
for women will offer, every two years,
a fellowship of the valuo of $1,200,
available for study and research In
physics, chemistry or biology, In
cither America or Europe. This fel
lowship is open to women holding tho
degree of Doctor of Philosophy, or to
those similarly equipped for the work
of further research; it will be awarded
only to those who give promise of dis
tinction in the subject to which they
are devoting themsolyes.
Applications for this fellowship
must bo In the hands of the chairman
of tho committee by March 1 pf tho
year of each award (March 1, 11)09,
for tho first award). They should
state as clearly as possible tho candl
date's claim to the appointment, and
they should contain, In particular:
1. Testimonials as to tho valuo of
work already done.
2. Copies of published contributions,
or other accounts of Investigations al
ready carried out.
3. Evidence . of thoroughly good
j. Detailed plans for the proposed
use of the Fellowship.
Mrs. ChrlBtine Ladd Franklin," Chair
man, John Hopkins University,
. Baltimore, Mil.
President M Carey Thomas, Bryn
Miss Laura D. Gill, President of the
Association of Collegiate Alumnae,
Washington, D, C.
President Ira Remsen. John Hopkins
Professor Wm. H. Howell,' Doan of the
Johns Hopkins University."
Harry Charleton, '10, and Percyi
Charleton, '11', are now (located In
Raton, New Mexico. Charleton ,went
to New Mexico .some time 'ago on ac
count of his health and his brother ac-
compapled him. They have purchased
and aroMnow running a dally paijoriiv,
that , city, employing JTour Hnotyplats,'
besides 'an advertising, manager and
a. large reporting force. ' ,. '
The beat oyster 'stow In ihe city
Is that served aftfjio 'Boston Lunch.
WHAT flGURES SHOW
REPORT OF REGENT8 TO GOV
ERNOR PRE8ENT8 8TATI8TIC8.
MANY STUDENTS FROM LINCOLN
Over Twelfths of Total Enrollment
Comet From Lancaster County.
Where Other Counties and
Fully twenty por cent of tho stu
dents at the univorsity last yoar wore
roBidonts of Lancaster county accord
ing to tho report of tho rogonts just
submitted to Governor Sheldon. Tho
same authority shows that only ono
hundred and twenty studonta woro not
cesldonts of Nebraska and ten of thOBo
were residents qf foreign countrios.
Altogether there were 3,237 individ
uals In attendance at Nebraska's state
school for tho yoar of 1907-1008.
Twelve hundred and thlrtyoight of
those gave their homo addross as Lan
caster county, a very largo por cont
.being residents of the city of Lincoln.
Douglas ' county ranks socond, with
108, it receiving this placo' bocauso of
tho presonco within It ot tho city of
Omaha, which Is rcsponsiblo for noar
,ly nil of tho Douglas roprosontattvos.
Saunders county took third, with 59
registrations, and Gago county, of
Which Boatrlco Jb tho county seat, was
fourth, with ono less In nUmbor. Qthor
counties in order of their rank and
representation In the university are
as follows: Hamilton, 53; Cass, 48;
Saline, 4G; York, 45; Burt 44; Dodge,
43; Clay, 43; Custer, 41; Richardson,
ii, una i uuycr, iu.
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Roll by 8tates.
Ninety-three per cent of tho stu
dents roBlde in Nebraska according to
the rocord. Tho exact number is
3,017. In this respect Nebraska is in
tho J same situation as othor state
schools, the preponderance of local
registration In all of them being over
whelming. Iowa sent 72 students to
her neighbor's Institution, a fact
worthy of note when tho presonco of
sevoral splendid colleges Is romom
bored in addition to tho finely-equipped
state univorsity. This stato ranked
first among the commonwealths-other
than Nebraska which sont students- to
Lincoln. ' ; 4'' J
Only- twont-elghf Vtntep 'and;t$rr!r
torles, exclusive bf the Philippine 1st
lands, had representatives at.,Noh,ra8;
Ka. rnese wore mairjiy western
states, although there were notable
exceptions In the caso of Massachu
setts, tho District of Columbia, New
York, and Pennsylvania. Tho poll by
states follows: Nebraska, 3,017;
Iowa, 72; Kansas, 28; South' Dakota,
23; Missouri, 18; Wyoming, 'l0;i Illjr
nols, 10; Colorado, 9; Montana,: $;
Washington, 5; North Dakota, .4;, Now.
York, 3; Utah, 3; Arkansas, 2; Cali
fornia, 2; Indiana; ,2; Michigan,; ,2 j
Oregon, 2; Pennsylvania;. 2;. Wlsponj
sjn, 2; District qI Columbia, 1; Idaho,
1; , Kentucky, 1; Massachusetts, J. j
Minnesota, 1; Ohio, 1; Oklahoma, ,1;
Tennessee,, 1. ' r -.j' . V..-j,ii
Foreign Countries.' v
"' Denmark, Japan," Mexico, Rtfssia
and tho Philippine Islands, are the" six
foreign countries 'which contributed to
those' nations sent' ono representative
with the excpptlon of the Philippines,
which has six men at tho school. This
year Iridia is 'also on'tho list. ' -"'
There wore ' 1,885 men registered
mat year and 1,352 women. Tho men .
wqro practically unanimous1 in the 'en- '
glneorlng college-and they dominated
the 'law -and medIcacolleges., lnf,thu
college of, literature,, science and .art,
the weaker "sex had tho greater num
bers, . V ;
One thousand and lfty 'registrations
were made In the iterary college, 1,197
In tho Industrial, 1,183 in the law, 127
(n medicine, 101 In the. school o fine
arts, 493 in the school of music, and
259 In tho summer session,, , ""
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