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Vol. Vm. No. 87.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 13, 1909.
Price 5 Grnt
FACULTY NOT IN IT
"EVENTS Of THE WEtk AS SEEN BY THE CARTOONIST"
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AUTHORITIES NOT BACKING ANTI
CHANCE OF SUCCESS IS SMALL
COLLEGE 8ECRET SOCIETIE8 IN
BUT LITTLE DANGER.
The BUI Introduced by Representative
Raines Prohibiting College Fra
ternities In Nebraska Conies
From Outside 8ources.
With the dlEcovory yesterday that
the university faculty 1b not back of
the anti-fraternity bill introduced in
the state legislature, tho situation of
the.. Nebraska Greek, lettor organiza
tions is regarded as far from serious.
Tho publlcatiou in a Lincoln news
paper of a sonsational story concern
ing tho bill for the prohibition of col
lego secret societies at first aroused
considerable Interest and there- was
some fear expressed among university
students that the college fraternities
might bo doomed. It now develops,
howover, that tho university authori
ties have not requested anti-fraternity
action on tho part of tho legislators.
Tho movement against tho organiza
tions is entirely originated in sources
apart from tho university. This being
the case, it 1b not considered likely
that any such radical action a is
proposed in tho legislative bill will bo
1 Have No Objections.
Tho natural place for such action to
bo tibrn would bo the board of regents
or tho university senate. Neither of
these bodies haB oven considered the
fraternity question and without a cry,
for help on their part, tho chance of
any action being taken by tho legisla
ture on its own initiative is small. As
long as tho need for anti-fraternity
action iB not felt by tho administrat
ing authorities of tho school, tho legis
lators will probably be wary about
participating in a conflict that' would
sorlouBly embanasB the present quiet
status of discipline.
Tho anti-fraternity bill was intro
duced by Dr. Raines of Red Cloud.
Ho. filed it with the house clerk
Thursday afternoon and It waB placed
on the lo of bills to be considered.
It provides for the prohibition of all
fraternities or secret societies in the
universities, colleges or other schools
Dr. Raines! bill did not attract any
considerable attention from tho mem
bers of the louver house of tho legis
lature nor from interested spectators.
The fact that tie senate on the pre
vious day voted by a largo vote to
abolish high school fraternities was
not taken to '.indicate that their action
on the collegp proposition would be
equally drastic. The condition in tho
higher .institutions is recognized p be
, very different from those existing .in
'the lower grades and this fact would,
of course, be considered by the, legis
lature. What Might 'Happen.
Although the possibility of the pass
i age of tho bill is thought to be remote,
university men are nevertheless in
dulging in considerable speculation on
what might happen if it should pass.
It would moon that 'all Greek letter
. fraternities would he put out of busi
ness and that Acacia Masonic society
as well would be compelled to close
t Its doors. One of the fraternities hav
ing4 a' chapter, at Nebraska 1b by the
terms of its regulations non-secret,
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but It Is nevertheless a fraternity and
would thus come under the Bcopo of
tho law. Acacia is not recognized as
a fraternity and yet it is a secret so
ciety, which Ib prohibited by. Dr.
There has been no anti-fraternity ac
tion or agitation at Nebraska for a
number of years. Several years ago
thero was a rather serious effort made
to ouBt tho organizations from tho
school. The effort failed, largoly on
account of the promise of reform
made by the fraternity men. This
promise has been kept so that the
conditions at Nebraska are not re
garded by men from other universi
ties as being comparable to tho evils
obtaining - at some institutions. In
View of this and of the lack of objec
tion by the university authorities, the
introduction of tho Raines bill came
as a surprise.
MI88 VIBBARD BACK FROM PERU
Y. W. C. A. General Secretary Re
turns from Normal 8chool.
MIbs Ida B. Vlbbard, general secre
tary of tho university Y. W. C. A. re
turned Wednesday from Peru, Neb.,
where she visited tho Peru state nor
mal In the Interests of the girls' asso
ciation. During her visit in tho col
lege town she spoke at five services,
two committee meetings, and at
chapel. This Is Miss Vibbard's sec
ond visit to Peru this year.
Miss Vlbbard "believes that Peru
has a college spirit that might well
be emulated In some ways by uni
versity students. Chapel exorcises
have a compulBory attendance re
quirement, which, in the opinion of
tho Y. W. C. A. secretary is most
Komensky Club Concert.
A. 'concert' ,1s to be given thfs even
ing in the music hall of the Temple
at .8 o'clock for the benefit, and under
the auspices pf, the Komensky club,
Professor Molzor is to play several
numbers on tho violin. Miss Camp,
who aided Mrs. Dobbs-Helms in her
convocation recital, will be' at the
piano. Several of .the talented pupils
of Professor Molzor have numbers on
the program, among them being Miss
Dorothy Manor, who is but seven
years of age. Miss Sadllok, a soprano,
will sing a number of pieces.
The Bohemians, by vfhom this pro
gram will be rendered, will attempt
to show that they still retain the mus
ical abilities for which their nation
TO VISIT UNIVERSITY
LEGISLATURE WILL IN8PECTTHE
COMMITTEE ARANGES PROGRAM
Will Adjourn at 3:30 Monday and
Come Directly to the Campus In
a Body To Be Informally
The Pershing Rifles .will have a
practice drill at the Armory Monday
morning at ,.8 -,00 o'clock. All mem
bers' are expected to bo present,
Next Monday afternoon for tho first
tlmo in the history of the University
of Nebraska, tho legislature of tho
stato will bo the guest' of tho univer
sity. If the plans which have beon
completed can bo carried out, tho leg
islature will adjourn at 3: St) in tho
afternoon and come to tho university
campuB In a body.
It is not tho intention of those who
have chargo of this visit that tho oc
casion may he made one in whiph to
show the needs of tho university. On
tho other hand, tho solo purpose of
the visit will be to make it possible
for the members of the legislature to
become better acquainted with tho
university and to give them an oppor
tunity to inspect any phases of its
work that they may feel interested in.
Program for Visit.
Adjourning at 3:30, tho legislature
will take cars in a body for tho uni
versity campus. They w.lll first go
to tho Temple theater, where a short
address of welcome will bo made by
Chancellor Avery. It is even possible
that tho stay there may be made moro
enjoyable by the serving of refresh
ments. After the exercises in the Tomple,
the legislators will be conducted in
small groups through the different
buildings on the campus. In each
building a body of professors will be
stationed to sec that everybody is
shown exactly what he is most In.
forested' In. The exercises will be en
tirely 'informal and tho only thing that
will be inBiatqd. upon is that everyone
has fully answered whatever questions
he may wish to ask.
"While the plan of entertaining the
legislature, on tho campus is new at
Nebraska,, it has often been done at
other .institutions and has always
seemed to result In much good. At
tho Kansas" State Agrlculturafcollege
an entire day was devoted by tho stu
dents to tho entertainment of the, visi
tors, While nothing so olabdrato has
beon planned for .Nebraska, the com
mittee in charge' feel that it is emi
nently propor that tho legislature
should personally Inspoct its main
Y. W. C. A. OFFICER8 ELECTED
Alice Compton President of Associa
tion for Semester.
As a result of tho recent olectlon
of officers for the socond somostor,
MIsh Alice Compton was choson presi
dent of tho Y. W. 0. A. in tho unlvor
slty. Other officers woro as follows:
Vice president. Boulah Jennings; sec
retary, Vera B"ger; treasurer, Alice
The tryouts for tho junior debating
team will be held Monday afternoon,
February 21. The question for dis
cussion is, "Should the United States
adopt the parcels post?" All candi
dates should leave their names at the
Try-outa for junior class relay team
will' bo hold -Saturday at 4:00 p, m.
All candidates bo oh hand promptly.
S. C. SLAUGHTER, Manager; '
Professor Barber of the Latin de
partment delivered! a very interesting
lecturo Thursday night at tho Llndell
hotel auditorium beforo the Cement
Users' association. This lecture waa
illustrated by lantern slides. His sub
ject was "Building Materials of An
cient Rome," especially. dealing with
concrete. Professor Barber explained
the structuro of tho many arches,
aqueducts and buildings of ancient
Rome, as he Is very, much interested
in this phase of Roman, history and
has mado a careful study of the ma
terials which the ancients used tn
Mr, Weaver, the- hew reader in
Botany II!, has adopted quite a new
policy. He has announced that he
would like to see as many students
as possible, as the qulzz given the
past' week seems to have resulted in
extraordinarily low marks. His of
fice hours'' aro 'from 2 to 3, 'Tuesdays
and Thursdays. " -
SECOND TIME WINNER
ALPHA THETA CHI RETAINS. IN
DOOR MEET HONORS.
PHI KAPPA PSI LOSES RELAY
DELTA UP8ILON ARE FIRST WITH
ALPHA THETA CHI SECOND.
Most Individual Points Won by Flem
ing, Who Takes Two Ffrsts arid
One Seoond Summary .of
By . suggestion of the professor in
charge and a vote of the freshman
law class a decision has been reached
to hold 'the class in domestic rela
tions at 10 a. m. on Tuesday instead
of 9 a. m. on Thursday and contracts
class at 0 a. m. Instead of 10 a. m.
as was arranged on, the schedule at
the, beginning of the semester
Your car fare would pay f o anloe
lunch at The Bostoa Lmmck. Why
Alpha Thota Chi 3g
Delta Upsllon 28
Phi Kappa Psi
Alpha Tau Omega ig
Bota Thota PI g
Alpha Thota Chi won tho. second
annual Inter-fratornlty indoor ath
letic meot at tho unlvorslty armory
last night with a total of 38 points.
This fraternity took tho first meet
beld loBt year, and retains posses
sion of tho bronze Bhlold which is
offorod as a trophy for the winners.
This shield becomes tho proporty of
tho Orook lettor society first winning
tho annual meot tnroo times.
In tho games last night Delta Upsl
lon followed Alpha Thota Chi with
a total or 28 points. Tho other soci
eties in the f ollowlng order: Phi
Kappa Psi, 18; Alpha Tau Omega, 16";
Beta Thota Pi, 8.
Six fraternities were ontorod in the
contests. Of these Phi Gamma Delta
failod to count, while Beta Thota PI
made points in only one ovent, that
being tho 25-yard dash in which
Siyanson finished socond, Harry Min
or ror Delta Upsllon took first to-this
sprint in :03 2-5. Campboll. Aloha
Tau Omega, was third. :,
Relay Race Js Close.
Tho surprise fof tho meet, prob
ably was tho ..winning . ot the -relay
iuwu y jweiia. upBiion, ('jrni Kappa Psi,
had been looked; upon as the winner
for this race; but did not. even get in
among the point winners; Alpha
Thota Chi was second in thisjraco
and Alpha Tau Omega third!
Alpha Theta Chi led in " the relay
until the last lap. Minor for Delia
UpBiion, adn Fleming for Alpha Theta
Chi wore the runners of the fourth
heat Fleming had a little' start of
his opponent, but Miner's speed was
too much for the .big Irishman and
the Delta Upsllon man finished ahead
by a small margin. ' ' ,
In tho tug-of-war Phi Kappa Psi re
peated its trick of last year and, took
first place. ' Alpha ' Theta Chi was
second. Delta Upsllon and Alpha Tarn
Omega, tho other two teams In this
event; tossed a coin for third place
and tho latter won.
In tho semi-finals of tho ,tug-of-war
Alpha Theta Chi defeated Alpha Tau '
Omega and Phi Kappa Psi beat Del
ta Upsllon. In the finals Phi Kappa
Psi outpulled Alpha Theta Chi.
Sidney Collins, won the' shot nut
for Delta- Upsllon pushing the weight '.
42 feet, 11 inches. Collins also won
three points In the fence vault.- In
which he was second. . -
Fleming, Best Individual.
Fleming, Alpha Theta Chi, was the
best individual point winner, making
13 points. He won first in the high
jump, and the high kick, and took
pocond in the shot put.
Alpha Theta Chi took all nine points
in the high jump, Fleming, Pool and
Davis counting for that society ia
this event The same fraternity also
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