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UNIVERSITY PROBABLY TO GET
'INCREASE IN FUND8.
$100,000 fOR IMPROVEMENTS
$25,000 FOR 8UB-8TATION AND
$20,000 FOR INSTITUTES.
Finance Committee of 8tate HoUse of
Representatives Reports Measure
Carrying Extra Appropria
tions for State School.
The committee on flnnnco of tho.
lower house of the state legislature
yesterday reported for pnsBago a bill
carrying a total appropriation of $145,
000 for the state university. This is
in addition to tho regular funds de
rived from the mill tax levy on tho
grand assessment roll of tho Btate and
. from the rental and sale of lands. It
is devoted in tho" main for improve
ments nnd for extension work outside
of tho regular mnihtennnce.
The bill as offered by the commlt
teo for the consideration of the state
representatives appropriates $100,000
for land purchases and new bulldingB
on either the city campus or the state
farm. The disposal of the appropria
tion in detal is loft entirely to tho
board of regents. The lump sum Is to
go to the university to be used In
whatever methods and for whatever
purposes the regents shall see fit.
An additional $25,000 is to bo used
at tho North Platto -sub-station in the
furtherance of tho work of tho ex
periment station. This amount will
be used in further extensions of tho
plant. Twenty thousand dollars is
m tho amount allowed for farmers' in
stitutes. This work comes under tho
department of university extension
nnd is made up of practical institute
work for the farmer's of tho Btate.
The appropriation of $100,000 for
additional land nnd buildings Is a
grntifylng one to university authori
ties nnd students. While the nmount
is not ns large as Is needed to put Ne
braska on an equal footing with her
sister institutions in tho matter of
accommodations for tho work to bo
done, it is recognized ns a step in tho
right direction. Although the univer
sity adm.lniBtration felt the need of
larger funds and hoped for a greater
amount, they realized that tho pres
ent appropriation is probably nil that
could bo expected from a legislature
elected on pledgos of economy.
Tho $145,000 apprbpriation is in ad
dition to the mill levy nnd other regu
lnr funds of the 'university. It is ex
pected that tho' regulnr funds will
more than 'provide for tho ordinary
maintenance of the state school and
that sovernl thousand dollars will bo
left for improvements. Considering
this probal)lo surplus and the amount
roported in' tho houso hill, it is con
sidered likely that the next two years
will see the expenditure of approxi
mately '$"80,000 at each tho city
campus- nnd the stnte farm for addi
tional land nnd buildings,
In their report to tho governor and
legislature rendoVed at tho ploso of
last year the regents enumerated
land for the city campus, ,tho exten
sion of tho power houso on tho city
enmpus, the- beginning of a now main
university hall, the installation of
track scales and equipment at tho
farm, an addition to tho mu'soum and
to" the -chemical laboratory. Only a
smalf-pnrt of this work -will be possi
1)16 with tho 100,000 likely to bo
given for tho purpose "and it is not yet
known what things will bo done. Tho
purchase of land north 'of the campus
for" nn athletic flold and Urill ground
is assured, however arid 'the farm
oqu,pmont W,U vory Probably bo on-
I nthor ' Immnillntn Imnrnvnmnnl Thn
power houso oxtension will bo nocos
sary with the completion Qf the en
glneering building, but other im
provements nro entirely problomnt
Ical. Not Yet Assured.
The appropriations reported by the
house commltteo nro, of course, not
yet assured by any moans. The
hdiiBe mny cut the bill or It may suf
fer In the senate. Finally, the gov
ernor may veto tho measure. With
nil the stepB of tho legislative mill to
go through, th0 npproprintlon cannot
bu counted on with confidence. Tho
task of securing a favornbjo commit
tee report in the first Instance, how
ever, was tho most severo one that
tho friends of the university had to
accomplish. With this done, the sanc
tion of tho commltteo Is obtained and
there is no chduco or tho needs of
the state school being smothered In
committee without n chanco for their
consideration on tho floor of tho
Tho bill was put on the houso fllo
and will probably not como up for a
hearing for several days. In caso it
is then passed by tho house, it will
go to tho sennto commltteo and later
to tho senate itself. Then will como
the final inspection by tho governor
nnd the consequent signing or veto.
CHORUS MAKE8 APPEARANCE.
Miss Poston Repeats Recital Which
Was Given Recently.
The enlarged University Chorus
mnde its first public appearanco un
der the direction of Mrs. Raymond at
convocation on Thursday. At tho
time of the Inst registration a now
arrangement was mado whereby eli
gible students might register for
chorus work instead of military drill.
The excellence of tho plan was mado
clearly evident to all by tho high
quality of tho music that was given
yesterday nt chnpcl. Tho members
of tho chorus caught tho spirit of the
lender nnd tho result wns the oxcol
lent showing which was made.
After tho chorus number wns given,
Miss Poston repented tho plnno con
cert in G minor by Mendelssohn,
which she gnvo Inst week during tho
sovere wenthor. Tho plnnist nnd the
nccompanist, Mrs. Rnymond, rendered
the concert in a mnnner which
seemed to be highly pleasing to thoso
It is planned to have the chorus ap
penr regulnrly at chapel In tho fu
ture, and it is expected that this will
result in making tho half hour inuch
more enjoyable to those who attend.
Tho Daily Nobraskan has received
from Mi Charles B, Allen, laW 1908,
a beautiful announcement of the Alas-ka-YukOn-PacIHc
exposition to be hold
from Juno l,"to October 16th, 1009, at
Seattle, Wash. Mr. Allen is at present
practicing law in Seattle.
A banquet was given to the stato
farm Btudents while In Omaha last
night. Tho banquet -waB held at tha
Exchange dining hall. Tho following
wero tho speakers: Senator T. J.
Majors, Reprcsentatlvo Clark of Rich
ardson, Regent George Coupldnd; nnd
Colonel Wattols of Omnhn.
Tha legislature seems favorable to
'giving an a'pproprlation to carry on tho
work of tho Nebraska conservation
committee.' This commltteo is com
posed largely of tho university pro
'fosBors. It 8 work Is to investigate
economic resources ot tho stato and
to publish tho result of thoir investi
gations. """"A"' numoer of men who have quali-
fied for -positions on tho freshman
bosket:bnll tenm aro not eligible, hav-
Iqg less than twonty-elght entrance
credits, Considerable difficulty has
been found to pick men4 equally quali
fied to fill tho positions thus left va
cant. But jjqvoii qf tho men of tho
squad aro eligible,
NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY,
ON (0RMIISKER fLOOR
GOPHER8 MEET NEBRA8KA FIVE
IN ARMORY TONIGHT.
INFORMAL AFTER SECOND GAME
Management Plans to Give Last Bas-
ket-BaHHop of tho Season and
Will FUrnlsh Extra Music
for the Occasion.
Teams- Nebraska vs. Minnesota.
Place University Armory.
Time 8 o'clock tonight.
AtjmlsBlon 25 conts.
Reserved Seats 25 cents.
Referee I. P. Hewitt, '04.
Umpire Clovengor, ex-Indlanu.
Length of Halves 20 minutes.
WalBh (c) rf Patterson
Wood If... Hanson (c)
Potrashcd c Mcncko
Boll rg Krushko
Porry If Walker
Substitutes: Nebraska Ingorsoll,
guard; Schmidt, forward; Jones,
guard; Hdtchinson, guard. .Minnesota
Rosenwald and Grant.
Tho mighty gophers from tho big
school of tho north aro coming to
meet tho cornhuskers in two basket
ball gnmes in the university nrmory
tonight and tomorrow evening. Thoir
visit to Lincoln on this occasion will
be the first time in several years
that a Minnesota basket-ball five has
contested with tho Nobraska playors
pn a local floor. For tho last four
or fivo years all of--tho games played
between tho two institutions have
been pulled off In Minneapolis.
In these two gamcB with the goph
crs tho Nebraska playors will probably
havo tho best opportunity for wlp
plng out old scoroB that has "been
offored them In several seasons. Tho
gophers will bo playing on a strange
floor, which is cpnBjdored to bo a
handicap to any basket-ball fivo. Ne
braska will bo playing In a' form much
Improved over thnt shown by the Jocal
team In its recont contests with tho
northerners in Minneapolis. While,
on tho other hand, the gophers nro be
lieved to have improved but little In
either their team work or goal tossing
sinco thqy last met tho cornhuskers.
They aro, indeed, believed to havo had
a slump, nnd it is this opinion that
lends great encouragement to tho Ne
braska players in their outlook for tho
games tonight and tomorrow evening.
Hard at Dally Practice.
All this week tho cornhuskers, un
der tho direction of Dr. Clapp, have
been putting in some steady licks In
preparing for tho two meetings with
tho strong foo from tho north, andio
tho supporters who havo watched
them at practice thoy seem to be
playing in the best form of tho winter.
An improvement has been noticed
particularly in tossing baskets. In this
department of their play the pupils
of Dr. Clapp havo been admittedly
weak all season, but this week they
undoubtedly aro showing considerable
accuracy In throwing, baskets, and give
promise of converting a great majority
of their .shots into goals In the two
contest's with tho gophers.
Captain Walsh, who all season has
failed to get back into his sensational
form of tho past year, is doing much
better with tho sphere in tossing it to
ward tho baskets. In prdctlcov this
wook hp has at times dlsnved flnshea
of tho brilliant work which mado him
last year probably the best goal tosser
In tho Missouri valley. If hp continues
his good work tdnlght, Whon closely
guarded by tho gophers, Jio will roll
UP sovoral points for hla five.
Gophers Not Much Stronger. '
Since tho, last encourttors with the
FEBRUARY 19, 1909.
Nobrnsku fivo tho, gophers havo made
llttlo progress in improving their play
and now aro said to bo Weaker than
nt thnt time. In tho two Knmes at
Minneapolis thoy exhibited a miser
able weaknesH In tossing goals, nnd
according to reports from other cen
ters whorq they played last wook, havo
not removed this dofoct In thoir piny.
If such bo the case thoy aro likely
to fall prey to tho tip top corn
htiBkors. An indication of how the Minnesota
playors ai'o regarded nnd how thoy
stnnd in the "Big Eight" bnskot-ball
raco may bo securod from a porusunl
of tho following llncB which wero
cullod from an nrtlclo In tho Chicago
Tflbuno of last Sunday, sizing up the
western conforonco bnskot-bnll situa
tion from tho standpoint of tho Uni
versity of Chicago fivo:
"Tho, lopsided scoro registered
against tho collegians from Minneap
olis afforded tho maroon playors thorn
selves aB great a surpriBo as it did
their student supportors, for tho north
erners had been reckoned as ono of
tho strongest aggregations In tho
league, and thoir contest with tho
nihil oarller in tho wook had helped
to pustaln tho bollof that thoy wero
"Northwestern, Indiana and Purdue
havo already been mot and dofoatcd In
dccislvo fashion, and, according to tho
mldwayiles, there is little to fear from
fear from their homo floor, Minne
sota also will havo to Improvo 100 per
cent to offer to Dr. Raycroft's crow
any opposition when the return match
Is played at Minneapolis."
Tho two games with Minnesota hero
will bo started at 8 o'clock sharp. Fol
lowing tho contest tomorrow oVening
tho last basket-ball Informal of the
prosont season will be held In Mem
orial hall. Tho best music of the win
ter will bo furnished for this hop, the
management desiring to please tha
many Btudents who havo been patrons
of the provious functions of tho yonr.
General admission for each game
Will bo 25 cents. An additional charge
ot 25 cents will bo mado fofresorved
seats. Reserved seat tickets will ad
mit to tho informal danco tomorrow
VE8PER SERVICES TO BE 800N
Student Address Will Be Started
Later In the Year.
The first of tho now sorles of vesper
services has heen announced by tho
convocation commltteo for Friday
afternoon, February 26th. These con
vocations aro planned to be a com
bination of musical and religious ser
vices and will fill an Important need
at tho university.
Tho religious part of tho chapol
service -has becoriio so dwarfed, that It
has amounted practically to nothing
and this now move Js un attempt of
tho ""convocation commltteo to glyo It
a moro deflnlto place In tho univer
sity. Such services were hold for a
short time last year.
Ono entirely now feature of convo
cation which will b,e introduced In a
short time is tho EivinK of student
addresses at convocation time by Btu-
derits prontlnent In different lines of
university activity, Tho first -one of
theso will be given on March 9th,
when J: Carroll Kriodo will speak on
"Sdnio Principles of Dovelonmont."
Tho convocation committee expects to
have quite a number of student ad.
dresses during thV rest, of tho 'semes-
tor and in this way an attempt is
being mado to give opportunity for
tho expression of tho best of tho stu
PjryH. Jff Weaver, 1808,. who Is at
present" a practicing dentist of Chi
cago, was present at tho graduation
of his brother Alvah Llnn Weaver,,
Monday ovenlng, Dr. Weaver will re
main in tho city for a fow days, to
visit his parents and other relatives.
Your ear fare would, pay tot a ilo
lunch at, The Boatoa Lunch. Way
Price 5 Cent
6lub to get out an annual
publication on trees.
IS ASSURED A YEARLY INCOME
GREAT DEMAND FOR FORESTERS
CAUSES RAPID GROWTH.
Experiments Which Are to Last Sev
eral Years and To Be the Most
Complete Ever Performed.
Now Under Way.
Tho Forestry club aro to got out nn
annual. This decision was reached
at tho last mooting of tho foresters, "
and marks tho beginning of a now ora
in tho development of .tho dopnrtmont.
It Is not intended that this yoar book
shall broak into tho province of tho
"Cornhuskor" in any way, aB it will
treat only of matters portalning to tho
dopartmont and tho contohts will bo
of a Bclontiflc nature Tho books will
consist of a sorles of articles dealing
with Bpeclnl problems In forestry and
a fow popular write-ups. It is also
planned to get an artlclo or two tfom
mombors of tho alumni.
Tho book will bo bound in an 'at
tractive board covor and will contain
from forty to fifty pages. It will bo
liberally illustrated by cuts nil 'of
which, howovor, will bo of a scientific
nature. A remarkable feature of tho
Annual Is that It will contain absolute
ly no ndvortlBlng. Tho quoatlon of ox
penso has beon met by instituting a
system of "patrons" wheroby a num
her of persons interested In tho work
will each bo asked to contribute t.6n
dollars annually, In addition to .this a,
dollar asBessmpnt will bo mado by tho
club. In this way, tho porpetuatlon
of tho year book will bo assured.
Tho staff for tho now book was
elected Tuesday ovotiing ivjth H.,8.
Stevenson, 1009, as .editor; L, h.
Bishop, 1010, as associate editor; Pro
feasor F. J. Phillips, advisor, and n.
J". Pool, treasurer.' Thoy aro confident
mm me uooks win bo a success and
aro befdnnlner nntivn wnrir in j.a i
lectlngof material with ;tho' intention1
or making tho annual ono of the host
publications of Its class In tho country.
This now doparturo In tho-ForoBtry
department is indicative of tho rapid
growth which it ha nAdn iPn u
was established. Tho increasing do".
mand for experienced men in tha wnrir
Dt the stato, and national departments
of forestry Is rapidly making this ono
or tne important departments of tho
university. Tho, Forestry club has
more than 'doubled its membership
over that of last year and tho depart
ment has grown In a corresponding
lest In Country,
Along with tho increased member
ship 'comes a growth of spirit and
an Increaso qf equlrment. Tho seed
collection now In thoir possession is
the best to bo found anywhoro in tho
United States. It is a present from
Thomas Meehan & Company of Gor
mantown, Philadelphia. A-noW saW
mill is also a present from tho Do
Looch Manufacturing company of
Bridgeport, Alabama, and a complete
spt of saws and pruning instruments
were presonted to tho department this
year by tho Atkins Saw company. Tho
donations, which show tho appreciation
which tho work of tho department is
receiving, last year amounted to $550.
Another interesting feature of tho
work now under way Is tho experi
mentation In seed germination. Tho
department, is,-Just starting on experl-
mentflitn lauf unvncal vaat-a anA ..hl.l.
itia aInjLe4iqiakhe,jnost.cqmnleto-. .
ui cm utj iiuuumieu, ji piso nopes
to establish several experimental areas
or "type plantations' over" the stat6 '
which will bo of inestimable ibeneflt
to the state at large. The jiurpqae of
those plantations Is to give, absolutely '
scientific knowledge of ,th$ various
trees suitable for planting in tho state,
the method of culture spacing. , and
the relative use of their Umber- as m
finished product . '
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