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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1909.
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IS FORTY YEARS OLD
0JNIVER8ITY WILL CELEBRATE
ITS BIRTHDAY NEXT MpNDAY?
DEAN DAVIS TO GIVE ADDRESS
THE ANNUAL MID-WINTER COM
. MENCEMENTTO BE IN TEMPLE.
Fraternity-Barb Athletic Meet In
' Afternoon, Preceded by Pershing
Rifle Drill Board of Regents
Meet During the Day.
Next Monday is Charter day of tho
university. Forty years ago, on Feb
ruary 15, 18C9, tho act establishing tHo
University of Nebraska went into ef
fect. Tho university will celebrate Its
fortieth birthday with appropriate ex
ercises, Including the mid-winter com
mencement and the usual athletic
contests. Dean Davis will speak at
the commencement on tho subject, "A
The commencement program In the
evening, nt which time a number of
mid-year seniors will recolvo their de
grees, will bo tho principal evont of
tho day. At that time .the unlvorsity
will do formal observance of the an
niversary of its creation. Following
a musical program by a string qurirtot
apd an Invocation by Rev, H. H. IJar
mon, Mrs. E. B. Conant will render a
vocal solo. Dean Ellory W. Davis
will then dollvor tho principal address
of the evening, it bolng the commence
ment address of the mid-year class.
A Coming Aristocracy.
Dean Davis will speak on tho sub
ject, "A Coming Aristocracy." Ho
will endeavor to make tho address
commemorative both of tho establish
ment o( tho university and of its work
in the forty years since the onabling
act went into effect, -and also of tho
graduation of tho seniors who aro to
formally leavo it on Its fortieth birth
In tho afternoon at 2 o'clock the
athletic program will bo openod with
a drill by tho Pershing Rifles. This
organization will go through various
and complex evolutions calculated to
show tho perfection of military drill
which may bo attained by persistent
work. At 3 p. m. the annual indoor
athletic meet will bo held. This year
th6 meet will be In the form of a con
test between barbs and fraternity men
with an additional interest in the form'
of class relay races.
The meet will bo held in the Armory
and admission will be by ticket. Tho
. season tickets admitting to tho barb
and to the fratornlty meets will also
admit to tho Pershing drill. Seats on
the bleachers in the Armory will bo
reserved, tho placo of reservation to
be announced later.
In Forty Years.
The University of Nebraska was
'founded by an net of tho Nebraska
legislature entitled "An act to estab
lish the University of v Nebraska."
This act took effect on February IB,
3869. The university was at once or
ganized and the construction, of Uni
versity hall was immediately started.
,Wlth the completion of that building
the actual work of instruction com
menced and has continued ever since,
with tho intermission of the regular
vacations. The early university had
but few .students, but it grew steadily
with increasing ago and within a short
time the, growth became very rapid qs
the state was, settled' more densely;
I and the deslro of the people for higher
education grow with' thoir 'ability to
In 1875 a now state constitution.' was
x adopted whlch recognized theunlver-
"" sityas. having ' l corfooratirtexlstenco'
land which laid tho way for sovcral
1 important changes in its organization.
Tho first legislature which convened
under tho now constitution materially
changed the original act of 18G9 and
passed tho act of 1877, under which
the university continues to be gov
erned. By an nmendmont passed in 1899
tho university receives the support
of a ono. mill tax levied on tho grand,
assosBmcut roll of the state. Added
to this are Incomes from land loasos
and land sales secured under various
federal grants for tho support of in
dustrial and agricultural institutions,
in addition to tho lands set aside at
the organization of the state for a
Btato university. These sources con
stitute the revenue system of tho uni
versity. In tho forty years that have passed
since tho passage of the first act in
1869, the university has had a trc
mondous growth, from nothing to an
institution educating three thousand
students. Tho realtfroporty value of
the school has been increased to a
groat amount ana yet thero Is an urg-
ent growing need for additlonul facili
ties. Program in Detail.
Following Is tho detailed program
for Charter day:
Mooting of Board of Regents. (Tlmo
2:00 p. in. All departments of the.
university open to tho public. Music
by University Cadet Band in Memorlnl
hall. Pershing Rifle drill.
3:00 p. m. Annual Indoor Athletic
Meet. Grant hall.
8:00 p. m. Mld-wlntor Commence
ment. Temple auditorium.
Selection String Quartet
Edwin Walt, first violin. I
Ernest Harrison, second violin. J
William Quick, viola.
Lillian Eiche, vlolincello.
Invocation Rev. H. II. Harmon.'
Soprano Solo Mrs. E. B: Conant.
Charter Day- Address Dean E. W.
Davis, dean of College of Literature,
Science and Arts.
Conferring of Degrees.
SENIOR COMMITTEE SETS DAY
Announces the Time at Which
liminaries Will Be Held.
Tho senior committee on Interclass
dobating has announced that tho try
outs for tho senior ulebatlng team will
bo hold In U. 10G, Wednesday, Febru
ary 17, at 7:30 o'clock. Faculty
judges will choose tho speakers for
the senior team.
As provision has been made that all
tho teams must bo chosen by Febru
ary 22, the tlmo now remaining for
preparation for tho first preliminary
debate is rather short. In each class
every effort is bolng made to get as
many men out far the preliminaries as
The question for the try-outs in each
class wlll'be'the advisability of establ
llshlng a parcels post system in the
United States. This question will also
be tho 6no used in. the first series of
Everything indicates that the. de
bates -which were 'started thlB year
will become a permanent feature of
university life. According to present
plans, a permanent interclass debat
ing board will be formed a little jater
in tho season which will have mem;
berS' elected regularly to It, as. they,
are now .olected' to the publication
board. Tho final dobato will be held
at tho last convocation before" the
spring vacation, and nil ten o'clock
classes will bo dismissed In order that
there may be ample time for the com
pletion of the debate.
Your car fare would pay for a nice
lunph at The Boston Lunch. Why
go homo? '" '
LOSE fIRST TO DRAKE
CORNHU8KER8 AQAIN8T 8TR0NG
FOE AT DE8 MOINE8.
EVEN BREAK SECURED AT AMES
R8T GAME NE
BRASKA TAKE8 8ECONQ.
Dr. Clapp'n Men Were Handicapped at
. Drake Yesterday by 8mall Floor
and Low Celling 8 core of
Game Is 19 to 15.
After getting an even break at Amos
with the fast aggie basket-ball team
in two games the Nebraska flvo went
down to defeat last night at Dos
Moines, Iowa, bofore tho big Drake
quintet of s'peeri players by a scoro
of 19 to 15. Nebraska's defeat 1b at
tributed to tho great handicap which
the cornhuskers were under in play
ing on n small field in a room which
had a low ceiling. Tho small pro
portions of tho room prevented thtf
Nebraska men. who were UBOd to n,
largo floor, from playing up to their
During tho entlro gamo long and
high passeB of tho ball wore im
possible. If tho ball was shot high
It lilt the colling. Tho Drake mon,
being accuBtomod to the small field,
crowded tho Nebraska visitors into
the sides of the room and wore them
Despite the big handicap which
held them back tho pupils of Dr.
Clapp put up a game fight and kept
the score running neck and neck up
to tho last mlnuto of play when Wit
ter, center on tho Drnko flvo, tossed
two flold goals' that broko tho tie
and won the game for tho Des Moines
' Flret Half 8 to .4. f
Thero were not many goals thrown
in tho opening half, and the score at
the Intermission stood 8 to 4 in favor
of Drnke. In this session tho corn
huskers were not able to work to
gether and had very few chances to
take shots nt tho baskeL
Tho game was exceedingly rough
during both halves. This was duo
more to tho sinallness of tho floor,
though, thun to the aggresslvo play of
either team. The men of both side
were frequently pushed Into the sides
of tho room In their efforts to get
possession of the ball.
Captain Walsh of the Nebraska five
made eight, of the points accredited
to his side. Perry threw two flold
goals for .Nebraska and Wood made
one goal. Witter of Drake was. tho
star for his Ave. He threw threo
Nebraska. Drake, '
Walsh '.rf .... Cave
Wbod If Bufflo
Potrashek .c.' Witter
Bell ... ..rf........ Sternberg
Perry If Warner
Win Second Ames Game.
The. second of the two games played
with Ames at Ames Tuesday was won
by the cqrnhuskers, the' score being
31 to 17. In this, contest the. No
braska players completely outclassed
their opponents. Tho team work of
tho visiting five was so effective that
the Ames men -were often forced to.
stand0 around and gnpo at their op.
The news of the defeat of, the corn
hus'kera at tiralce last night was t
disappointment to the Nebraska stu
dents, for tho loss of that game still
leaves the question pf the champion
ship in tho northern section of the
Missouri vnlloy loaguo unsettled. If
tho cornhuskers had won yesterday
they would have possessed a clear
title to the honor In this division of
tho league. Thoy can yet bring this
result about by winning from Drnko
today. If, howover, thoy should lose
tho second contest to the Des Moines
mon, they Will also lessen greatly
thoir chances of getting the championship.
Ah tho teams now stand, Nebraska
and Drake aro tho only poBBlblo win-
no tH or the title. Ames is out or
the raco, havlnp lost four out of six
Bchodulod games. Nebraska has won
flvo out of seven games, while Drake
haa won two out of flvo contests. By
losing today's gnmo tho cornhuskors
will glvo Drnko a chance to tlo them
In tho race. If Drake wins' today Its
record will bo threo games won and
threo games lost. It will still hnvo
two games to play with Ames, and
In case it should win those it would
bo tied with Nebraska for first place
In this section, ench team having won
Ave and lost three gamos.
Frat Meet Tomorrow.
Tho annual fraternity Indoor ath
letic meet will be hold In the armory
tomorrow ovonlng nt 7:30 o'clock.
Eight of tho Greek letter societies
have entered teams, and the blggeBt
Indoor meet over held at Nebraska .'s
expected to bo pulled off by tho fra
PROGRAM 18 TO BE REPEATED
Dvorak's 8ymphony Demanded Again
This morning nt convocation tho'
rather unusual feature of the repeti
tion of a musical progrum will bo
witnessed. Dvorak's New World
Symphony, which is tho program, waB
given once before tfils year and It
made such an unusunl impression
upon Uiobo that heard It that nt the
request of the committee In chnrgo
of convocation, It Is to be repeated
The convocation today Is tho third
tlmo that this program has been
scheduled. The flrst tlmo a large au
dlonco had to bo dismissed because
one of the musicians was unable to. bo
present. The program waB, however,
given two days later.
Five persons will take part In the
program. Mr. E. J. Walt will have
the flrst violin, Mr. Ernest Harrison
the second violin, Mr. Wm. Quick the
viola, Miss Lillian Elche the violin-
cello, and' Mrs. Raymond the organ.
Thb program itself is as follows:
Nqw World Symphony Dvorak
Allegro con fuoco.
8ENIOR ELECTION TO BE TODAY
Postponed Meeting of Upper Class at
11:30 This Morning.
The senior class will meet at 11:30
thls.mqrnlngln Memorial hall to eloct
a president and to transact otho
business. The meeting is the, ono
which should havo been held Tues
day. The bad weather at that time
resulted In the postponement of the
E. W. Hills and I. F, Baker aro tho
candidates for president. Hills Is n
six-year law and Baker Is an enginee".
Thb contest will probably be close.
All' men who rented lockers from
the military department fpivvthe en
tire year, but who are not registered
In the department this semester, must
see tho quartermaster at once.
CLARENCE J. KREMER,
'" Adjutant, University" Cadets.
- 'y . .Notice; M
Sophomore relay .try-outs havo been
postponed to Saturday afternoon at
8:00 o'clock.' All contestants be" presj
AIMED AT STUDENTS
SENATE WOULD PREVENT THEIR
VOTING IN LINCOLN.
MUST BE SUPPORTING SELVES
IF ON OTHER RESOURCES MUST
Matters of Interest to University Now
on the Calendar at Session of the
State Legislature Action
By passing n bill Introduced by Sou
ator Dlers regarding qualifications for
voters, tho Nebraska stato sonato yea
torday took tho first stop towards
preventing univoraity Btudents from
voting in Lincoln. Tho bill passed
tho senate and w.111 now bo to tho
houBd for action. In casa tho lowor
house 1b favorablo to It, tho bill will
nocd only tho governor's slgnaturo to
become a law.
Senator DIert' resolution is not
aimed dlroctly at tho unlvorsity. It
applies equulljr jto all schools, col
legos, und unlersftles of 'tho stato,
out in mo main ic win oporato against
tho students at tho statO school, this
bolng the largest in point of numbors
and in frequency of voting away from
their homo towns.
According to tho provisions of the
bill which received tho favor of the
senators, university students must bo
dopondent upon thoir own resources if
they wish to vote nt tho placo whore
tho school is located. Thoy munt
further bo willing to declare that tho
university city 'Is their pormanont
place of resldonco.
Term of the Bll,
The bill provides that "if any per
son having a fixed habitation olse
whyofce shall in attendanco at any
school, college or university in tho
stato at a placo other than .his fixed
habitation as a student or L otherwise,
ho shall bo considered and held as a
resident of his fixed placo of habita
tion and not a resident at the seat
of tho school, college or 'university. '
This provision Carries out tho the
ory hitherto advanced byoloction
officers but not before embodied In a
statute that university students can
vote only whoc thoy havo no other
home. According to one statement
made during a recon election when
university men tried to yoto in Lin
coin, the student is not considered as
having a permanent residence in Lin
coln unless ho has no other placo to
go In case of sickness. 'If tho student
could not go to a "homo" ,whon sick,
in tho opinion of this election officer,
ho was entitled to voto in Lincoln ns
his residence.' It seems' likely that
tho bill of Senator DIerg will pass the
house and, Governor, Shallonborgor
will probably sign it. There aro other
provisions regarding tho right to vote
In, addition to that touching upon
uniyerslty students. It defines tho
term "residence" ns 'applied to oth
ers than students and fixes It s that
a man must voto whore, his family is
residing. ", i
The mill tax appropriation which
passed the houeb Tuesday will make.
It possible for tho university to have
Us funds on hand earlier than has
been the, custom In the past, If It Is' '
approved by 'tho sonatq and governor,
The bill provides' that '$ per cento
of tho funds expected to bs-i,erived
frpm the grand assessment roll 6r tho
stato for unlver&ity use shall bo'con-
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