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Vol. VIII. No. 68.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1909.
FIGURES NOT RIG II I
TABLE OF IN8TRUCTOR8' 8ALAR
;IE8 NOT ACCEPTABLE.
MAXIMUM f 1XED FAR TOO HIGH
Department of Astronomy and Ento
mology, .Which Were Recorded as
Moat Expensive In University,
Proven To Be, Wrong.
The publication in the Daily No
braskan last Friday of tableB ropro
uontlnk a compilation by Dean Davis
of tho Collego of Literature, Science
and tho Arts, regarding tho salary Hats
of tha different departments in that
college has called forth considerable
comment from both instructors and
students. In the case of the two do
partmenta heading the list for salary
oxpenso-in relation to the unit of mea
sure, it has been proven that the esti
mate was far too high on account of
tho Incompleteness or inaccuracy of
the figures for these divisions of the
Tho 'figures used in the tables were
taken from tho roport of Dean Davis
to Chancellor Andrews as published
In tho report of tho university regents
to the govornor and, legislature of tho
state. They purported to represent
just what were tho salaries paid in the
different departments, tho number of
students registered, and tho compar
ative salaries of the departments when
reduced to a unit of measure called a
"student hour." The salary list Includ
ed the stipends of fellows and scholars
but not those of laboratory assistants
or readers. Tho registration was for
tho first Bemoster of 1907-1908 and tho
tables Tvqre not claimed to represent
the exact conditions at present.
Leaders Were Too High.
According to the figures as published
in tho regents' report to the legis
lature, Dean Davis' investigation
showed the department of astronomy
and meterology to be accommodating
89 other students during the semester
indicated, and to have three In
structors with a salary list of $5,600.
This gave a salary-expense of $38 por
studont hour, this unit of measuro
representing the work of one student
one hour a week for one year. In
stead of $5,600, the annual salaries of
Professor Sweezy' and his assistants
amounts to only 2,500. Making this
correction in tho tables results in
accrediting tho department with an ex
pense for salaries of only $17 per stu
In tho department of entomology the
roport of Dean Davis gave a registra
tion of 29 and an expense per student
hour of $40, this being high mark for
tho departments of the literary college.
In this department a mlBtako was
made. In not including tho enrollment
of several classes at tho state farm
and in tho domestic Bdenco depart
ment, which aro taught by tho pro
fessors YIn tho department of entomol
ogy. If this work were included in
the number of hours instruction ac
complished by the department, the ox
ponsq per student hour would bo very
materially reduced. The time of In
structors In entomology Is also re
quired to .some extent by tho state in
soct and plant buroau and consider
ation of this element would still furth
er reduce tho cost of running the de
partment on the unit basis.
Political 8clence Figures, , ,.
In , tho original tables the depart
ment of-polltlca! science and Bocjojogy
was .shown to rank third in salary qx
trava'kaqce. According 'to' flguressub-.
mlttejl' by that department it should
have ranked considerably further, down
the list. The report of tho dean gave
thedop'artmont an enrollment Jn tho
flnjt-BenieBter of lp071008-ff 188. Tho
records oftne department1' show th&t
tho registration for that term was 196.
The salary llBt Is placed by tho de
partment at $5,000 Instead of at $6,
660. This results In making the' salary
expense per student-hour $11 Instead
The department of political science
and sociology was just entering upon
the second year of Its oxlstence at the
time from which tho figures are taken
and had not yet attained its natural
growth. As a consequence the ox
penso for that year was higher in pro
portion than sinco that time. Tho
work of three semesters for this de
partment Is given by the department
Hrs. Reg. Hrs.
First Sent.. 1907-1908.
Sec. Sem., 1907-1908.
First Sem., 1908-1909.
28 196 434
26 314 678
32 380 800
Tho salaries aro as follows:
First Sem.. 1907-08. $5,000
Sec. Sem., 1907-08. 5,000
First Sem., 1908-09. 5,6o0
Change In Rank.
It is doubtful whother the correc
tions made will chango tho rank of the
various departments. The department
of astronomy oxpense for salaries per
student hour In tho first semester of
1907-1908 will fall from $38 to $17. No
QguroB aro given In tho department
of entomology further than the state
ment that tho amount would be ma
terially modified. Tho deportment of
political science by Its correction falls
from $17 per unit to $11, and this
leaves tho department of astronomy in
tho lead still, although if the figures
wore known the department of ento
mology might very likely retain this
place with that of astronomy second.
The only department that has gained
by tho revision of figures thus far is
that of political science, which by the
$6 decrease is lost among the fifths
and sixths. From the tables of Dean
Davis, as bo far corrected, the depart
ment of political economy would seem
to stand third for tho semester in
question in point of salary oxpense per
student hour. It shows $14 In the
column dovoted to those calculations.
ARRANGE FOR CLASS DEBATE.
Possibility of the Creation of a New
Tho four committees on debate
among the classes In the university
met yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock
to make final plans for the series of
class debates to be held early In the
spring. It was decided to have a
freshmen-sophomore debate and a Junior-senior
dobate, the winners in each
to debate for the championship. The
same question will be UBed for the first
two debates, but it is planned to select
a new question for the debate which
will determine the championship.
Tho committee discussed plans
whereby tho organization may bo made
permanent to preserve Inter-class dp
bating as a featuro of university life?.
It was felt by tho joint committee that
Borne authority outside of" itself would
bo necessary to make a perman
ent organization and It was
suggested that a petition to the
senate for the creation of a permanent
Inter-class student debating board
mlghl accomplish this end. No do Un
ite action was taken in this matter but
a committee was appointed to roport
on such a petition at the next meeting
of the committees.
Each class team will consist of three
representatives and o'rfe alternate, all
ofwhom, will bo chosen by February
22. The final debates will bo hold as
soon -as possiblo after this date, Te
committee in each class will have
charge of tho selection qf tho class
representatives, which w'ill, be by conv
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Cornelius JanBen, '88, and Mrs. Jan
sen, '93, have removed to Aldama
street and Fifty-second avenue, Lbs
Angelesr Cal,' , j ; . .jt " '
OFFER MM PRIZES
LARGE 8UM8 OF MONEY FORBE8T
BALDWIN REWARD IS $100,000
8tudent Permitted to Choose His Own
8ubJectJn.the Hart, 8ohaffner
Marx 8erles of Business
At tho preBent time an unusual num
ber" of prizes are bing offered at tho
University for excellence in schqlar
shlp and for research work of moro
thnn average quality. Most of these
prizes aro In tho social sciences, such
as history," economics and political sci
ence. While a few of them nre local
prizes tho great majority are national,
and aro bolng competed for all over
It has been a number of years since
Nebraska students have taken any
prominent part in national contests for
prizes. A few years ago, however, Ne
braska students were successful for
three successive years In winning tho
prize offered by the Daughters of the
American Revolution for tho best es
say on the subject, "The Spirit of the
American Revolution." There has boon
a noticable spirit of apathy in regard
to the prizes which aro being offered
for tho last few years, and thiB has
been regretted very much by those In
charge of various departments affoctr
ed, as a prize contest always ends
to arouse enthusiasm and raise, the
level of class work.
Bryan Prize Small.
About the only local prize In the
social sciences Ib the Bryan prize and
this has attracted little attention on
account of the fact that- the prize is
so small that it hardly does more than
pay for. tho expenses Involved in the
preparation of tho essay. Last year,
however, therC wore three competitors
for the prize and tho workmanship was
of high quality.
One of tho largest series of prizes
for which Nebraska students can now
compete Is tho .Hart, Schaffner &
Marx series of prizes which amounts
to the Bum of $2,000. The largest
prize of $1,000 was last year lvon to
a student of Queen's University at
KingBton, Canada. The valuable part
of this prize is that tho student is not
required to take any definite subject
but may tako any subject which Is
approved by the board In charge of the
prize. The only restriction placed
upon tho student Is that he must write
upon some economic subject 'dealing
with business problems.
Prizes in History.
In the department of history several
prizes aro open to the student. The
Judson Wlnsor prize of $100 given by
tho American Historical association
for the: best essay, on some subject Ift
American history Is one of tho most
lmpqrtant. For the person. Interested
In European history there Is tho Her
bert Baxter Adams prize qf $100, also
offered, by tho American Historical
association. ' , '
In the subject, of municipal nffalrb
tho Baldwin, prize of $100 18s availably
for (he student presenting tha 'best
thesis. This prize' Is" offered' .by ,the
National Municipal League and 'the
subject of the (thesls.for thJaycariB
"A 'Study, o( the' Practical Opqrtlon
of Government In Somo Largo Amer
ican City." ThoNatlonal -Municipal
League Is- an organization of "individ
uals especially Interested in maintain
ing pure jlty government' and every,
means is iBKon ip sur up interest in
municipal affairs and to investigate
uuium cuuuiuunu. . , ,
Ab a means of promoting Interest
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thcBo prizes at tho UnlvorBlty of No
braBka, crodlt can bo obtained in sov
oral departments for work done on o
ghosts to bo submitted for any of these
prizes. In this way it Is posBlblo foi
hoWudent to got univemlt credK
for tho work ho does while nt tho same
time ho stands a chanco of getting n
In i go money reward. '
ONLY ONE CANDIDATE SO FAR.
Campaign for 8enlor Presidency At
With tho close of the somestor ap
proaching students of tho senior class
aro boglnning to turn their attontion
at froquent intervals to the matter
of class politics. Chiof Interest fqr
thorn, of courso, centers in the raco
of tho presidency of this class.
ThiB is a Httlo early for socond
Bomester politics but It has boon rum
ored that ho ninny candidates were
after the head office that tho subject
hus forced itself upon tfie stately
fourth year pooplo.
Last week, though the faithful and
watchful guardians of the university
news for the Lincoln dallies, It leaked
out, that three mon Robert Cant,
James Harvey and Elmer HHIb wore
each and individually seeking to cap
turo the groat honors of tho senior
class for the final semester of the
year. Theso city reporters, howovor,
gathered at tho wrong leak, for only
ono of theso men is, and has been, in
the raco. He is Elmer Hills.
James Harvey In a- statement yester
day denied that ho had ever sought
tho office. He admittod that he had
been nuked to run by several of his
close friends, but unlike Clnclnnatus
of old, ho refused to leave his plow
and make tho raco. Politics, he says,
has no charms for blm. Tho foot
ball hero will content himself with the
honors achieved on tho gridiron last
Robert Gant, although strongly con
sidering the question of running for
president, has not as yet declared
what he will dov Ho Is being urged
to take the' field, and there Is a very
strong probability that he may be In
the throes of a whirlwind campaign
boforo tho week-end.
Elmer Hills, contrary to the Inac
curate .report of ono of tho city daily's
reporters last week, h'aB not with
drawn from the race. He announced
his candidacy several days ago and
has been actively engaged In voto get
ting since then.
TENNIS CLUB HOLDS MEETING.
Indoor Tennis Meet To Be Scheduled
to Arouse Interest.
At a recent meeting of the tennis
club, the prospects for turning out a
successful team next spring was dis
cussed at length. Quite a number of
enthusiasts were present nt tho meet
ing and it waB apparent that greater
interest will bo taken in the coming
spring's work than In that of any year
for some time pasL .
The question of whether or not ten
nis should bo placed under the control
of the general athletic board was con
sldered'atid h committee conflicting of
RJchie, Calkins and'Erskine was aij
polnted to look into thematt;er and
report at a later mooting. This meth
od of control Is quite generally being
adopted in the different, schools which-
aro turning out good Yearns and It 1b
thought "by some of the tennis 'men
tnat It w.ould work Well a Nebraska.
The manager of the 'club was.author
lzed to 8chedurle"anr indoor Cennis mee,t,
and to wo'rlc' up Interest among con
testants and for spectators. Officers
wero elected as follows: Presldeni,
Professor C. A., Skinner; socrotary-
troasurer, E. A. Froyd;, manager, R, E.
vVXeayerllng. v . ,
The1 test oyster. stew In the.kty
i is, mat gervea at to? uosura Jbuacf .
iASKtr - BALL TRIP
TEAM RETURNED SUNDAY FROM
WON ONE AND LOST TWO GAMES
Agricultural College Quintet Was De
feated Thursday But State Univer
sity Five Won Both Contests ,
from the Cornhuskers.
Tho Nebraska baskot-ball toam rc,
turnod from their trip to Kansas, aftor a
playing throe gameB. Thursday ovo'h'- ','
lng thoy met and dofoatcd tho Kansas
Stato Agricultural Collogq team.--at
Manhattan by tho ricpro of 36 to '3(.
On Friday and Saturday ovonlnga thoy
played the Kansas university toam at
Lawronco. In the first game with thq
JayhawkerB tho Nobraska toam was M
easily defeated by tho Kansans by tho ,
scoro of 48 to 13. In tho second con- r
test tho CornhuskerB took a notlcablp ,
brace and during tho first half and a
part of tho socond thoy hold tholr own,,,,
against tho Kansas bunch, but tho
superior physical condition of tho Jay
hawkors thon began to toll and during
tho last ton minutes of play thoy ran
up a scoro of olghtcon points and thus
Dr. Clapp says that, considering the
longth of tlmo tho local toam has beon
training, tho few games In which thoy
havo playod this yoar and tho lack of
dovolopment in tho mattor of toam
work, ho Is very well Batisfiod with the
showing made by tho team on tho Kan
sas trip. '
Kansas In Fine Trim. ' "
The toam at tho Unlvorslty of Kan
sas Is alroady in superb condition.
They have a most unusual schedulo
this year which calls for somothlntr
like forty games and thoy havo alroady
Piayea twelve. Tho fact that thoy
havo played bo much this year already
accounts for tholr early perfection pf
team work and their oxcellont physi
In commenting upon the Kansas
team Dr. Clapp said that ho didnjt be
lieve that it would be' possiblo for
them to. keep in the condition that '
they aro now enjoying for' tho entire
season. Thoy are now in' form which
might bo expected o a team in tho
middle of tho season and as a conse
quent Dr. Clapp says that ho dx
pects to see them tako a noticeable
slump before a great whllo.
Ho does not consider that tho fact
of Nebraska's being easily defoated
by tho Kansans In last week's contests
is any Indication that thoy will bo
again victorious when they play tholr
return games In Lincoln on' January
29. and 30, or as any Indication that
the Cornhuskers will not yet develop
Into a championship team. ' i : -
Will Work Hard Now.
From now on, tho basket-ball sauad .
will Be drilled, ih: team .orkqnstant-. ,
ly so that In the futuro 'games thoy
will, not bo handicapped2 In this re- ,
spect as they were', again Kansas. Tho
team will bo worked hard a.hd it is ox-
pected that when thoy' moot 'Ames
next Friday and Saturday ovonlnga
they will bo vastly Improved In, condV
tlqn.and will .ba abl'eto duplicate to
defeat Which .wan nrtmtrilntnrn1. in tha.
Aggies in footuall last fall. v c '
'. "MUBwr is-uger nas announced tne
sohedule of prices for thov Ames,
games as follows: Friday evening,
general admission , 25c and reserved
seats 35c; student tlckete will 'entitle'
tho holder to general admission and
15c additional will bo charged to
holders' df student tickets If thoy wishi ' '
reserved seats'. On Saturday evening '
an informal dance, will follow the
game. General admission' will bo' the
same tut' reserved seats will be ,5,0c ''
and will admit the holder to tho dance.
I Holders' of student tickets will he ad.
Imitted' to the dance for 26c additional' '
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