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Vol. VIU. No. 92. ,
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1909.
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GROSS EXAGGERATION . IN
VERSITY FEE STORY.
UNI-
PEES NOT SO HIGH AS CHARGED
ONLY. $60,000 ANNUALLY IN8TEAD
OF ALLEGED $100,000.
Enterprising Correspondent for State
Newspapers 8ent Out 8tory of
University Expense Which
Was Radically False.
According to n story which has late
ly heen published In a number of
newspapers over the state, students
of the university are required to pay
fees aggregating over $200,000 bl-cnnl-ally
for the right to receive Instruc
tion In the Btato Institution. ' This
statement, made in the report sup
posed to present the legislative affairs
of the capital, waB a gross exagger
ation. Tho annual charge to students
tor all fees Will total only about half
tho sum mentioned by tho journalist
In question.
Tho story as printed In tho state
papers-was evidently calculated to ox--clt
feeling against the university
authorities and represents but one
phase of tho attack being laid in cer
tain quarters on the state school. It
appeared as follows under lurid head
lines on the front page of one of tho
"third-city" dailies, bearing a Lincoln
date line:
"There Is a club in soak in tho legls-
lature for present and past methods at
1 the state university, which will Jar
that Institution from the foundation to
the dome. There is a prospect that
bills will bo Introduced In the house
in the early days of tho coming week
which will wipe out tho olaborate sys
tem of scholarship fees which has
grown up in the institution with the
passing years and which some claim
has developed into a palpable abuse.
Allege Over $200,000.
"There are legislators who believe
that the fees exacted at various stages
of -the progress of tho student In tho
state university and now aggregating
tho enormous total of more than $200,
000 for each blennlum, are an unfair
charge on the youth of tho state who
desire an opportunity for higher edu
cation and to whom In most instances
tho cost of a university course Is a
serious problem. Tho effort .will be
made to confine all fees of the school
to a single entrance fee and tho" prop
er charges for books and materials
which ho may thereafter obtain. It
Is declared by those In charge that
it Is their intention If possible to make
, the University of Nebraska a free pub
lic school in tho literal sense of that
word, if such legislation can bo en
acted. Tho feo system, which was not
In tho early years a sorlous burden,
has grown with tho development of
i the Bchool until It Is claimed today by
those entering the objection that the
'University cannot now bo considered
In that category. That tho offort to
enact thIsrof6rm will bring about ser
ious and even fierce oppositldn is not
doubted by those ready to press It,
but they take the, position that tho
state should ,pay all proper charges
and oxpnses of tuition and they stand
ready to make liberal specific appro
priations to preserve to tho school Its
present high standing and efficiency,
without calling upon the boys and
girls of Nebraska; to personally jyiy, n
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Figures, Analyzed.1.
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Anpnrrllnp' in fVin - rannp t ta Mir
; intention of tho supposed reformers to
'confine all fees' to-a single entrance
fnrt nnd 4s. Mt-sM nltnMrvnn lttnlrn
f u w- u. j..bp iu, uuua
po, -imperials wnicn no may mere-
after obtain," " An analysis of tho unl-
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vcr8tt? treasurer's report shows thai
a comparatively small amount Is now
taken for any -other purpose than
these. Tho book Item Is not Inoluded,
thnt being loft to tho student's option
whether ho buya his books of tho
university or of private Individuals.
Tho treasurer's report gives the
following totals for the various fees,
all figures bolng for tho blennlum end
ing Nov. 30, 1908:
incidental and registration fees,$28,260
Matriculation fees 11,310
laboratory fees 35.2D3
Library foes 3,012
Diploma fees 3,700
Special examination fees 13G
Fine arts' tuition foes 3,530
Law college tuition fees 15,132
Certificate fees 431
Medical college tuition 4,190
Pharmacy school tuition ' 185
Temple high school fees 52T
Non-resident fees 2,100
Total $126,866
Of these fees the special examina
tion fees and a large part of the regis
tration fees are paid by students de
linquent or tardy. Tho fees In these
cases are imposed to insure punctual
ity of registration and examination
and are not a necessary inconvenience
to the studonts. Tho non-resident fees
do not bother "Nebraska boys anil
girls." Every other feo save tho inci
dental, library, and law college tuition
falls under tho classification of "a sin
gle entrance fee and proper charges
for books and materials that he may
there aftor obtain."- These fees aro
exempted from danger at the hands
of tho reformers. Thus there Is loft
for them to "wipe out" only tho law,
incidental, and library fees, amount
ing to probably $35,000 each blennlum,
which means about $5 annually to
each student.
A False Statement.
In putting out his statement, the
correspondent In question apparently
took tho university "cash" Item In
the treasurer's report as his basis for
action. He though all this amount was
duo to students' fees, whereas a large
part of It comes from sales of land,
milk, live stock, and other things In
which the university deals as a busi
ness organization. Instead of $100,000
annually, tho students pay only $60,-
000, and only $17,000 of this can by
any means bo shown to bo lmld for
other than ontrnnce fees and expenses
of tho laboratory sort. Cure (ul de
tailed analysis might even exclude a
part of this amount.
The bill prophesied by tho reform
ists has not yet been introduced In
tho state legislature. Only four days
romnln for Introducing bills and noth
ing has been heard of it. Whether tho
reformists In a momont of clearness
of head discovered thoir mistaken idea
of things and docldcd not to submit
their proposition is not known. In any
case, they will havo to hurry if they
want to pose In tho limelight this
year.
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REGULAR WEEKLY 8TORM.
Disagreeable Weather Caused Dlscom
fort on Campus.
Yesterday was tho regular day for
a storm and thq weather man did hot
forgot to mako conditions gpnqrally
disagreeable, For the fourth con
secutive - week Lincoln, was "storm
swept, tho regularly established In
terval of Boven days between stormB
bolng again maintained. A cold rain,
at times turning; to show, ma'do condi
tions under .foot extremo)y slushy.
People who left ho'me for an early
eight o'clock without coatB or um
brellas found themselves soaked by
tho falling dampueBs"at the noon hour
and 'many preferred to-remain on tho
campus and go without dinner rather
than submit themselves to the ill will
of the elements.
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and Berved hot with deUcfoui brown
broad. 10c. at The Boston Lunck:
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NEBRASKA AND KANSAS
WILL PLAY FOR THE MI8SOURI
VALLEY TITLE.
JAYHAWKERS WIN OUT IN SOUTH
Defeat Washington Five and Now
Have Honors In That Dlvlslcn.
Cornhuskers Lose Second
Minnesota Contest.
Nobraska and Kansas aro tho win
nbrB in their respective sections of
tho Missouri valley baskot-ball loaguo
and will meet in a series of throo
gamos within tho noxt two weoks to
docldo tho championship or tho "Dig
Seven." Kansas camo Into possession
of tho honors In the southern soctibn
Saturday night by defeating Washing
ton university of St. Louis nt Law
rence after tho Mound City players
had lost two gamos to tho Missouri
university quintet at Columbia on the
two proceeding nights. Tho .Tuyhawk
ers met Washington again last even
ing at Lawrence. Before tho contest,
last evening they had a record of
flvo games won and two games lost.
This put thorn two gaines nhead of
Washington, which had won three
gamos and lost four. If the Kansas
flvo won the'eontest last evening they
have a record of six gaines won and
two lost. Nebraska annexed tho title
in tho northern section last week
through tho dofoat of Drake by A'mos.
Three Games, for Title.
A Berles of three games for tho
tho championship of the leaguo will
be played within the next two weeks.
Tho first game will probably bo pulled
off In Lincoln tho early part of next
week. Tho other contosts will bo
hold at Kansas City and Lawrence,
each of those cities getting to boo
tho cornhuskers and jayhawkerx In
action In one game.
Saturday night tho cornhuskor live
allowed the rough gophers to tako tho
second game of tho homo series by
a scoro of 29 to 20. This was tho
ninth successive victory that tho MIn
nosotn five has won from tho Ne
braska flvo within a period of. four
years.
Aftor tho showing of tho gophers
in the contest on Friday it-was ex
pected thoy would win the second
game Their rough tactics wero too
great a handicap for tho cornhuskers
to overcome. Nebraska's play had far
greater science to It than that of
tho gophers. Tho northerners, though,
do not caro anything about the sci
ence of basket-ball. Thoy play tho
game to win, and thoy do win when
they meet a light team llko Nebraska.
Rough Play a Feature.
In both of tho contents last week
they won out by roughing tho corn
huBkor players. Rough play was their
prophylactic for keeping Captain
Walsh from tosalbg goa'ls. It was a
good ono, too. The NebraskK' loader's
handB wore bound during both games
so BCcuroly that ho could do little
more than, race around tho floor! The
gophers violated tho rules of tho con
test praqtlcally all the time.
Tho game dn Friday night Was
rough, but1 tho ond the'followlng even
ing was far rougher. There was slug
ging andtho ubo of bad words". Eyes
woro blacked; elbows were poked Into
rltyj;' players BUffored'pain. And what
was the caiiBO? Therd Is only orio
answer tho gophers, r Thoy wanted
to win and It mattered not, hp'w they
got tho game.
Patterson, right forward' on the
Minnesota team, was tho roughest
player that has qvoV been seen on a
Nobraska floor. He had great endur
ance, and 'lhat made him alt the
worse. -He waa n (ho game all the
time and followed tho ball constantly,
Ills nctlcs finally put him Into Ihu
clutches of Dwlgut Boll, right guard
on the Nobraska flvo, and both i my.
t'l'K wore ejected from tho game.
Captain Walsh and Ingorsoll piuyoil
good bullgfor tho cornhuBkers, Each
mmlo 'v.'o goals from tho Hold. They
ofUMi bvul'o up tho gopher play.4.
Hansen a 8tar.
Hansen was a star for Minnesota.
Ills goal toHBlng was accurate and he
caged Hi & ball eight tlmcB from the
hold. '
Tho line-up:
Nobraska. Mlnnt-Mo'.u.
WiiIbIi (Capt.) ...rf...Audorson, Pat
terson Wood, WattoPB ...ir... Hansen (Capt)
Polrashok ,c . . . . . Moucko
Bell, Long rg. . . . . . Andorsoii,
Krutchko
Perry, Ingorsoll. .lg GUtmnn,
' Blanthetto
OoalH from Hold: Walsh, 2; Wood,
1; Ingorsoll, 2; HnnBon, 8; Mencke,
2; Patterson, 3. Goals from fouls:
Wnlsh, 10; Blanthottc, 5. Iteforco:
Howltt. Umplro, Clevenger.
THINK8 IT 18 TOMFOOLERY
University Professor 8o Designates
Legislation.
That nlne-tonths of tho economic
legislation accomplished by tho vari
ous law making bodies of tho world
Is nothing moro or less than tom
foolery was tho opinion expressed yes
torday by a university professor. ThTs
gentleman toadies a subject which Is
peculiarly subject to Interference by
logal BtalutcH. Ho says that an over
whelming majority of theBo restric
tions do not ropresont tho common
sense method of treating tho existing
ovils which thoy seek to correct.
"It always reminds me of a French
man ea'tlng dinner," said tho profes
sor In question, who has traveled ex
tensively abroad." "After his dlnnor
tho typical Frenchman takes a cup
of coffeo. This has tho effect of stim
ulating him tb an oxcltablo point,
then, feeling that he has to much ox
cltlahlllty about his person, the
Frenchman ndds u little cognac in
order to counteract tho effect of tho
coffeo. This stupefies him somewhat
and lid then smokes a cigarette to
rldlms61f of tho sUipoilcatlon.
"ThoVrenchman nets Just bb do the
legislators In treating economic 'prob
lems. First, thoy do something and
then thoy do something oIbOj to
remove tho ovil effects of the first.
This is the custom prevailing Instead
of tho simple process of letting the
organic system take care of IjlBelf."
MAY ENLARGE GERMAN CLUB
Discuss Possibility of Starting a Ger
' man Maennerchor.
Several Important additions are be
ing seriously considered In the Ger
man department with reference tb 'en
larging tho Gorman club and tlio for
mation of a "Maonnorchor."
There liaa beoh considerable talk of
enlarging tho Gorman club so as to
enable nloi'o students td participate In
Its benefits. This" hag not as yet been
definitely decided Upon, howover. Pro
fesBdr'FoBBlor also wonders how tho
formation of a Germnn "Maennerchor"
would strlUe the" men students of the
unlvdrslty. If there Is a sufficient
number to warrant tho undertaking It
will -bo' done. Tho purpose of the
"Maennerchor" would bo to Blng Gor
man student songs similar to those
that formed sudh' an attractive feature
of ''Alt Heidelberg." All those who
wmHtJ ho willing to join such an or
ganization shbuld'drdp Professor Fos
ler a csfird or speak tb him personally;
Pi-ofoBsor Baumg'artner will be able
to make a report of tho net proceeds
of thfr German play In a day or two.
Tho play was a financial success, and
tho proceeds will he employed In se
curing ornaments such as pictures and
statuary for tho rooms of tho de
tfartnioht, v
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HOLD SENIOR TRV0UTS
WORK BEGINS IMMEDIATELY ON
ANNUAL PLAY.
PICTURESQUE COMEDY SECURED
PLOT CENTER8 ON CONFLICT BE
TWEEN DUTY AND LOVE.
Some of Best Talent In University
Will Have Places on the Cast of
Charles Frohman's "The
Royal Family."
Work lias now definitely commoncod
on tho senior play. This Ih tho result
of tho completion of tho tryouts which
woro hold In tho Tonlo theater on
TuoBdny and Saturday of last week.
As thoro wero a numbor of places to
bo filled tho tryouts took up consid
erable timo, but thoBo in chargo con
wider that, with tho prosont cast of
charactora, tho play Is an nSBliro'd suc
cess. Tho drama Hsolf Is ono of tho '
Btrongost Bonlor plays ovor put oni.
Tho plot contors around tho feorifllct
between duty nnd lovo. butycon
querB and finds thnt lovo comos after
all.
Play Is Picturesque.
A comedy throughout, tho play fs
full of court costumes, military nttlro
and the llko, which makes it a very
plcturesquo production. Llko GniB
tnrk tho scene Is laid In an obscttro
and Imaginary principality of tho old
world. Tho humorous Bldo of tho
trials and tribulations of ruldrBhlp aro
depleted with a vivid Imagination.
War lu Imminent with an adjoining
principality of the Imaginary namo of
Kruland. Tho king and his family,
advlBed by council, presB, tho princess
to marry tho prince v0f this Kurland
to sottlo matters, Being a woman,
and a very romantic woman, tho
prlncesB naturally rofiiBOs for tho ob
vious reason that she has never soon
him and will marry only for love.
Tho old- cardinal, tho king's beBt
friend, has a plan whoroby tho maiden
will marry tho prlnco and that be
cause she loves him. It seems that
the prince had onco boon li scholar
under tho Cardinal, and ho, Is now
brought to thb court bV tho tta'rdlnnl
Incognito, as a friend, Tho. prlnco ac-
ceeuB to mis mo moro willingly be
cause ho has a natural deslro to boo
his future bride. Act II shows tlio de
velopment of tho lovo affair, which
develops rapidly, llko all story book
affairs.
Tho prlnco, , as Count Bernadlne,
gets tho princess' consent to marry
according to her father's wishes. Sho
promises, thinking sho Is sacrificing
her lovo for Count Bernadlne. Thoy
go through a touching farewell; Im
agine her joy whon at tho botrothal
she finds the Crown Prlnco to bo no
other than her lover Count' Berna
dlne. So thoy lived happily ever
after, ,
Cast of Characters.
The cast of characters as decided
upon at tho tryouts 1b as follows: '
Tho KingGuy Montgomery..'
The Prince Yale Holland.'
Cardinal Casono Searl Davis,
Father r AnsolmVern Gettlnga.
Prlnco Charts Wlnlflold GheaV
Baron Hbldensen Stuart P. Dobbs.'
Lord Herbert Bruco Fullerton.
Lord Chamberlain Amog Thomas.
1st Ade-de-Camp Dan McCutcheori.
2d Alde-de-Cacfl Hugh Robertson.
3d Alde-do-Canlp F, M. Woller.'
Secretaries ; Arthur Jones -and El
mer HU. v
Mr. Cobb Guy Matteson.
Two Barbers Earl Wilson and C.
P. Jeffords.
. Angela Besso Holcombe.
vjueen iouiao ategner; '
Countess. Coring Vera Fall, ,
Ladies Jn Waiting Fanchon Hoop
er, Cqnstance Syford, Lorrano Heinple.
Luoy Hewitt, Lucy Woods. $ !
This, cage waa decided upmiby
eleven, judges : Professor , EilBg, Pro
fessor Stuff. Prnfnnttnr VnrA " ATlaa
.Pound, Miss BarnfeB, 'Miss Hewitt,
mr. ,L,ong, miss uay, Air, Montgomery,
Mr, Letton arid Mlsg' Howell,
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