The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 09, 1909, Image 1

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Vol VHI. No. 67.
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Professor's Fear That Easterners Are
Intellectually Better Than Men of
k west meets wun cmpnauc
An inBtructor In one of the largest
departments of the university recently
remarked to his clasB, after a dlBCOiir
aging bit of work oh the part of one
of ItB mombors, that he was compelled
to doubt whethor western students
were as Intellectually capable as the
mon of the eastern unlvcraltleB. He
declared that, although ho had been
able while teaching In nn eastern
school of high standing to assign his
clasB a glvon .amount of work with
a certainty that they would have the j
task well performed on the following
day, here at Nebraska he had been
endeavoring with but dismal results
to aBBign exactly the same amount of
work to students supposedly more ad
vanced. The statement was of course made
as an urging to better work on the
part of the students In this particular
class and the data on which the in
structor based his remark was lim
ited to the one, department and In
fact, so far as really definite compar
ison went, t thl$ one course. It
naturally however, Ogives rise to a
"wonder in thej minds of live Nebraska
Btudents whether or not they do stand
in favorable comparison with their
brethren in thb offete cast.
He Had Knowledge.
So far as thiB particular statement
is concerned there seems to bo no
room for denial of its truth and of
the consequent aspersion upon the in
tellectual powers of the instructor's
pupils. The professor in question is
a western man who has studied and
taugh in the east. His western na
tivity 'would seem to make him prono
to prejudice in favor of the west rath
er than against it, and consequently
his statement, has additional weight.
On the other hand, he has had enough
experience In the east to know what
he Is talking about and his comparison
in this caso was sufficiently definite
to satisfy the moBt skeptical.
Yet on the whole it will probably
ho hard for western students to admit
that the college men of the east can
excel them in the character of their
mental accomplishments. The state
ment quoted above, when expressed
second hand before a group of Nebras
ka students yeBterday, resulted in
quite emphatic opinions to the oppo
site of that entertained by the doubt
ing professor. Some of the students
endeavored to show why the data of
the Instructor might botruo and his
conclusion, or rather his fear, might
. not be well-based.
Do More Work.
These men Insisted that as a whole
wostern students attempted to carry
moro work than do tho men of the
east While tho requirements for en
trance to tho larger eastern schools
are very frequently higher than thoBe
in tho west, yet their demands for
graduation do not vary to nearly so
large an extent from the standards
here. The result is that the eastern
er does not actually accomplish so
much in his four year course as does
a man at Nebraska.
Another, argument brought forward
was that eastern men are satisfied
. to graduate with less hours of credit
than are their ambitious relatives in
.. the weBt It Ib nothing unusual for a
Nebraska graduate to have 144 hours
at graduation, although only 125 are
required for a sheepskin. In either
caso, these loyal Nobraskans inslBt
that the easterner would have moro
time for each branch and thoreforo
would have a losson perhaps better
Arguing further they said that tho
particular branch used by tho instruc
tor as an Illustration Is one of tho
moro classical studios and they be
lieve that it is given a placo of moro
importance in tho oast than in tho
In any case It will probably bo hard
to convince Nebraska men that they
are Intellectual degonerates or any
thing near it, oven by comparison with
the products of eastern homes. On
such a proposition they will have to
be shown, and it will take a good deal
of proof.
Aspiring Journalists Have Chance to
Get on Daily Nebraskan.
Ah forecasted in tho Daily Nebras
kan yesterday the board of student
publications at a session held late yes
terday afternoon accepted the resigna
tions of the present editor and man
nger of this paper to take effect with
the end of this semestor and referred
the matter of making recommenda
tions for their successors to tho nom
ination committee which will report
back to the board on Tuesday after
noon. Applications for positions on
tho staff must be made to this com
mittee by Tuesday that time may be
taken for full consideration of the
qualifications of tho applicants fttr
holding office. A few application's
for the positions of editor and man
ager were made at the meeting of tho
'board yesterday. " "" '- -
"Komensky" Program Tonight.
Piano Solo Selected.
Malo Quartet Bcdnar, Sharp, Shon
ka, Tonoplr.
Lecture "The Nation of Comonlus,"
Miss Sarah Hrbok.
Violin Music Fred Hakel, Wesloy
an: The program will be given in the
mtiBlc hall of the Temple tonight, and
will begin at 8 p. m. Miss Hrbek's
lecture will bo Illustrated with views
taken from Bohemian history and Bo
hemian country life.
CongreBsman-elect J. A. Magulre
and Mr. and Mrs. Weiss of Hebron,
Neb., will act as chaperones at tho
Bophomore hop tonight at the Lincoln
hotel. From tho advance sale of tick
ets, indications are that tho hop will
be a success financially since nearly
the necessary number haB been sold.
TIcketB at the door will cost moro
than if purchased beforehand of the J
members of tho committee. Arnold
Bald is master of ceremonies and W.
C. Wless is chairman. The dance will
begin- promptly at 9 o'clock, tho grand
march starting at a quarter till 9.
All couples who aro npt on. the floor
at that time will oxporlence troublo
with filling their programs.
Senior politics for tho second se
mester are beginning to take color. E.
E. Hills, who, until yesterday, was a
candidate, has withdrawn in favor
of J. B. Harvey, captain of the foot
ball team. It is thought that Harvey's
part In atheltlcs will make him a
strong contestant for class honors.
The other candidate, "Bob" Gantt, is
a fraternity man, belonging to Phi
Delta Theta and is a strong man in
his class.
Tho Cornhusk'er management is
mailing post cards to every junior and
senior in the three colleges advising
them to have tbqlr pictures for tbe
book, taken at once. All pictures
must be taken before the middle of
the month, since tho cuts must be
sent away by "iKat time. Fraternities
and sororities, and othor university or
ganizatlons aro being notified to havo
the group pictures taken.
Tenth Game for Them and They Are
Able to Keep up Fast Pace
Set at Opening of
Won at Manhattan.
Thursday evening, in tho first gamo
on their southern trip, the Cornhuskor
basket-ball five defeated tho Kansas
state agricultural team by tho score
of 36 to 35. Tho news" of this victory
was vory welcome to tho local enthus
iasts who had feared that, in view of
the fact that tho local five aro far
from boing at their best in respect to
team work, they might bo defeated by
tho Kansans.
The news came to tho Daily No
bra8kan by a special wiro from Dr.
Clapp, who is accompanying the team
on this trip. The mossengo was de
layed, however, so that It arrived In
Lincoln too late for a writo-up of tho
game to appear In yesterday morn
ing's issue. Tho telegram stated that
tho Nebraska squad showed marked
improvement over any work which
they have done heretofore this sea
Bon and that their playing throughout
the game was very consistent. None
of the Nebraska players played a star
game but all of them worked hard and
not a man failed to score at some
time or othor.
-Sptnln Walaluof JieUruakxvS.
five goals from the field and made four
goals from fouls during tho game, a
total of 14 points. From such a show
ing early in the senson, before the
team work haw been developed, it ap
pears to be a safe prediction that
tho work of the lanky captain will be
even more spectacular this season
than it was Inst, which is Baying a
great deal.
Used the Substitutes.
Talbot and Larson did most of the
scoring for tho Kansans, tho former
getting eight Hold goals and the latter
getting five and one of tho score. All
seven of the players who loft with Dr.
Clapp took part in the contest.
Schmidt replaced Wood at forward
and Jones took Perry's place at
guard. Tho summary of tho score fol
lows: Nebraska.
walsh, rf 5
Wood, Schmidt, If 3
Potrashok, c 1
Porry, Jones, lg , . . 5
Boll, rg 2
Total 16
K. 8. A. C.
Talbot, rf 8
Larson, If .5
Haynes, c : .2
Edwards, rg
McNall, lg 2
f ft
1 .1
2 1
Totals 17 8 1
Score: Nebraska, 36; K. S. A. C,
35. Umpire, Prof. King; referee, Dr.
(Special to the Dally Nebraskan.)
LAWRENCE, Kas Jan. 8.The Us
verslty of Kansas basket-ball flvo
smothered the Cornhuskers from tho
University of Nebraska in the first two
games at the gymnasium toriight by
the store 'of 48 to 13. The 'visitors
were clearly outplayed and at no time
had a look-in for at victory. A very
large crowd witnessed Che game: t '
The.puperipr condition of the Jay
hawkors was an important "factor in
bringing victory tbtttSm over their
horiorablo rivals from-tne Cornhuskor
state. This was tho tenth hard gamo
fnr tfm 1nrnt nlnvnra anil fhov a nn
trouble in putting .up a fast exhibition
of the 'great indoor 'game freta the
start of the coftteet until tho referee's
whlatlo blew, announcing the close of
tho gamo in the second' half. Tho
Cornhuskers put up a game fight, but
after the first fifteen mlnutea of pjay
they showed the laok of sufficient hard
training ana allowed tho local colleg
ians to run away .with tho gamo.
Walsh Guarded Closely.
Walsh, Nebraska's star goal-tossor
and captain, was not able to do any
or his brilliant work tonight. Ho suc
ceeded in throwing but one field goal,
and that was made in tho second half.
Ho scored threo poIntB for hiB toam
from freo throws. Tho Nebraska cap
tain played a hard gamo but was so
closely guarded by his opponents, who
woro expecting him to do some won-
dorful playing, that ho could not throw
many goals.
In tho second half Nobraska substi
tuted Jones, loft guard, and Schmidt,
left forward, for Perry and Woods re
spectively. Tho substitutes did vory
creditablo work. Jones throw qno
field goal while ho was in tho game,
during tho second half.
Two Kansas 8tars.
Tho starB for Kansas woro JohtiHon,
loft forward , and Woodward, loft
guard. Johnson made twenty-two of
tho Jayhawkors' total of 48 points.
Tho 'same toamB will meet In tho
gymnasium tomorrow ovenlng. Ne
braska Is boliovod to havo solved tho
Kansas style of play and will probably
put up a much bettor gamo in tho sec
ond contest.
Summary of the score:
fg ft
alsh, rf I 3
Schmidt, If 0 0
Potrashok, c 1 0
Porry, lg 1 0
Jonos, lg 1 0
Bell, rg 1 0
Totals 10
McQuid, Long, rf 2
Johnson, If 12
Bergin, Hyser, c 1
Martlndale, rg 3
Woodward, If 4
Totals 42
.Inmes G. Mothorsead, law '08, whoso
home is at Wallace, was seen on tho
campus yesterday. Mpthersoad was
one of tho two graduates from tho law
college last spring who wero not ad
mitted to the bar on account of the
age requirements. Tho othor student
was Roy Johnson. Neither of them
at tho time of graduation last spring
yero 21 years of ago. Since that
time Johnson has attained to that age
and has been admitted to practice
before the Nebraska bar.
Tho inter-class debating committee
of the sophpmore class held a meeting
yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clpck at
the Temple. An informal discussion
of tho plans for the organization of
the Inter-class debating league took
-place, A joint meeting of tho four
committees will be held next' week.
E. H. Hahne Is chairman of tho soph
omore committee, the other two mem
bers being A. M. Hare and Ray Drake.
Tho first of the quarterly meetings
of the schoolmaster club was, held jast
night at tho Lincoln hotol. Following
a Bhort business session at which the
applications of prospective members
wpro acted upon, a dinner was served.
Ex-Superlptendcnt J. L. Mcrejn de
llyorpd a paper on "Fifty Years of Edu
cational .Progress in Nebraska" and
an informal; discussion' of the paper
took place. Dr. Winshlp, a noted eda-
. -. H.n-i . , itv . .lo
cator of Massachusetts, was present
at tbe meeting.
Your car fare would pay tot a aloe
lunch at The Boston Laaca. War
I go home?
With Two-Years' Academic Work Re
quired for Admission Department
Would Be Placed- on Equality
With Other Schools.
Tho fourth blonnlnl report of Deal
Ward of tho medical college whlclr
has just been published, shows thai,
tho falling off in that department
which was quito noticablo last year,
has now boon moro than mado up.
For 1906 tho total onrbllmont in tho
medical collogo was 138, fbr 1907 it
dropped to 129 but this year the total
attendanco lias reachod 147, tho
largest that It has ovor been.
Dr. Ward declares In his report
that In viow of tho goneral falling
off in the numbor of medical student,
all ovor tho country this docrease is
moroly incidental and tho prompt ro
covory at Nebraska la marked; evi
dence of the attractive character of
our advantages. This is probably In
fluenced by tho fact that a year ago,
tho requlromonts for entranco to pro
fessional courses were raised to In
clude one year college work abqvo tho
full high school course.
Increased Requirements.
Tho faculty of tho medical college
recommends that a further Increase
to Include two years of college work
in the minimum , ohtranco require
ments bo madocUvea' year' from'
this tlmo. During the'-last few years
there has beet a general movement
among "American colleges towards
bucIi a standard, and up to tbe present
time some fifty colleges either have
adopted it or have signified' tHblr in
tention of doing so at an early date.
Experience has shown that in actual
practice It gives tho training calculate
cd to yield the best results for the
average man.
Dean Wnrd points out that the pur
pose of such an advance in requlro
monts as this is that the scientific ad
vnnco of recent years have made mod- -orn
medicine nn exceedingly compli
cated discipline.
The effort to master professional
training today on the basis of limited
preliminary education can only result
In mediocrity if not In actual failure
Among the graduates of low grade
schools many men are not now in ac
tive practice, having been compolled
to turn their attention to other linos
of activity by demonstrative inability
to copo with the demands of modern
professional life. Thorough prehmln-
ary training means a broader profes
sional course and a clearer Insight
Into tho possibilities in professional'
work bo well as greater' 'success Jin
professional life. .
Graduates preferred. .
Every state examining board k toe
United States lists. Ifebraska grad
uates in tho preferred class, and, ,V
the highest medical instltutloas ia $e
east welcome them for advanced' yr,k.
A short time ago a letter, was' rec'elypci
from Frederic C'. Hallet of the Jloyal
Colleges of Physicians and Burj&oas'
of London, saying that the University
of Nebraska .bad been aded tq the
list of those institutions "a which Jtie
curriculum of professional t&
might be pursued and whoeegriw1
uates In medicine may bo admitted
to the filial examination In modlcIaQ
.'Dean Ward, declares J that the" pol
lege of Medicine1 id suffering frodfa
lack of space available for laboratory
instruction and that equipment tor
demonstration purposes Is yery.seiaty
courses, This Is necessary both to
give the sWdoats ktdivMual iastrHc
tio aqd tq perming fc?"MJfcY
flme to keep In jtoucl wlth.Lt xjm
progress of modern science both
through study aad laveatlgattea,
ana snoma do exi?naea,aij aa, effjy
flate,Tbee;;is also a brantac jtajd
for additional assistance In laboratory
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