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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, SATURDAY, MAY 15, 1909.
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SIDNEY THE WINNER
THE INTER8CHOLA8TIC DEBATE
DRAWS GOOD CROWD.
MICH EXCELLENT WORK DONE
WAHOO AND HEBRON TAKE SEC
OND AND THIRD PLACE8.
Contest Is Very Close and Judges
.Have a Hard Time In Making
Any Decision Professor
"With, one of the worst stoYmB of the
season raging outside, the second an
nual debnte of thp Nebraska High
School Debating league was held last
evening in Momorial hall. Owing to
the deep interest which the dobato
has aroused all over the state a fair
ly large crowd braved the elements
and aided by their presence in mak
ing the debate one of the most suc
cessful of the kind that has ever
been held in Nebraska. '
The decision of the judges gave
Clayton Radcllffo, of, Sidney, first
place, Paul Good,' of Wahoo second
place, and Harvey Hess, of tfebron,
third place. The judges took consid
erable time to mako their decision and
announced that the final result was
Professor Fogg of tho university,
president of the league, presided and
spoke briefly before introducing the
speakers of the evening. Ho told of
the purpose of the league and tho
work that It was doing throughout
the state, and declared that next
year he believed that at least sixty
schools would take part in tho do
bates. The Question for Debate.
The question which was debated
vyas, "Resolved, that disputes botweon
'Capital and labor in the railroad busi
ness should bo settled by boards of
arbitration with compulsory powers."
Three members of the university fac
ulty, Professor Fling, Professor .Le
Rosslgnol nnd Professor Vernier act
ed as the judges. Eight speakers took
tho affirmative and three tho nega
tive. The debate was unusually snappy
and clear cut for a high school con
test and showed a great deal of deep
study. ProfeBBor Fogg declared that
he considered it the best debate tho
league had over had as It showed .the
most real work and clearest grasp
of the question. Several of tho de
flators showed unusual ability as'
speakers and will in time mako poW'
Synopsis of Arguments.
Mark 0, Hargrave of Wymorq,
opened tho debate for the affirmative.
He presented a table showing that
wages were higher under compulsory
arbitration than without and, contend
ed that compulsory arbitration would
bo effective In prombtlng prosperity
and preventing strikes.
Paul Good of Wahoo followed for
the negative and declared that com
pulsory arbitration had been tried
only in New -Zealand and that con
ditions hero and there wore entire
ly different. Ho contended that pub
lic sentiment did not demand compul
sory arbitration. 1 ' 1
1 Dorothy. Duncan of Ravenna, on1
the affirmative declared that (he rail
road bUBlness was different' from all
others and that many authorities op
posed to general comtfulsony arbi
tration favored it. for railroads.
$ - Justified In Interfering.
WUford Danlelson , of Osceola, de
clared that tho public was justified In
compulsory arbitration wero not ndo-l
quote rtnd that compulsory arbitra
tion was adequate to do tho work
required of it.
LeRoy Griffin of Atkinson declared
that no strikes wore likely on rail
roadB and that thoreforo no compul
sory arbitration waB necessary.
M1ss Leila Courtwrlght of Beaver
City, spoke with moro than usual
self-possession and showed great cool
ness in continuing without interrup
tion her argument during several min
utes when tho lights went out. Sho
contonded that thero was no real
peace between railroad employers and
Vern Leonard of University Place
read tables showing the destructive
nesB of railroad strikes in recont
Harvey Hess of Hebron declared
that tho number of strikes wns do
creasing and advocated for tho
United States tho law now la force
Clayton Radcliffc of Sidney declared
that compulsory arbitration was the
only practical method of overcoming
the ovlls of Btrlkes and industrial
Allen Beckter of Pierce devoted
much of his time to a forcible com
parison of conditions In tho United
States and Now Zealand.
Harry B. Coffoo of Chadron wns tho
last speaker and doclared that com
pulsory arbitration is a step in nd
Tnnco of compulsory education. Ho
declared that compulsory arbitration
Is a practical remedy for the evils of
tho present time.
KEEN COMMENCEMENT ORATOR.
Prominent Surgeon to 8peak to, the
The col lego of mediclno has an
nounced as Its commencement orator
for this year, W. W. Keen, A. M., M.
D., LL. D., of Philadelphia, a gradu
ate of Brown University and an Inti
mate friend of ex-Chancellor Aridrows.
For several years he has been trying
to fulfill a promise given sonio timo
ago to deliver tho commencement
oration at Nobraska, but has previous
ly been prevented iby tho necessity
of participating in international con
gresses. Dr. Keen is not only a surgeon-
of high reputntion, and an au
thor of considerable fame, but also
a speaker of marked ability who Is
much In demand, for public occasions
and is frequently selected to repre
sent the United States at interna
tional gatherings. He possesses hon
orary degrees from several great uni
versities on" both sides of tho water
and had a distinguished career as
volunteer surgeon in tho Union army,"
Space ,1b lacking to recount tho mem
berships in scientific societies and
other honors whloh' have been con
ferred upon Dr. Keen. i,
He will stop in Lincoln on Wednes
day, May 19, to visit the university and
will bo entertained at luncheon)'
Commencement day in Omaha 'Id on
Thursday, May 20. There' will bq
bo.BpecIal clinics In- the morning, tlnr
uiunuu inueung ioiiows mo aiumnr
luncheon held at noon and the com
mencement exercises in tho evening'
It Is expected that' somo preliminary
discussion of the campus location in
Omaha will be heard at tho alumni
dinner. Most of the facultyfand a
goodly number of students will go to
Omahafor tho day. f'j
An innovation in connection , with1
the exercises :of the evening will be'
a commencement procession after!
the general ' plan of that at he June4
fcommencomeht'iln Lincoln. All thei
faculty will wear gowns and tho heads
Sll department will form a circle on
the Btage? ' ' ' Q
The members of the Xi Delta a
clety. an- organization' of the s7pho
more gIrlBjheman in forman dancing
party last evening in the Temple
METROPOLIS LADS WIN
OMAHA CAPTURES THE ANNUAL
LINCOLN HIGH IS IN SECOND
Three State Records Fall, Half Mile,
High Jump and. Hammer Throw
Events Being Forced to
The Omaha high school clndor path
team Upset all traditions In Nebraska
inter-scholastic athlocs yesterday
aftornoon by winning tho annual
state track meet at the fair grounds,
crowding out Lincoln, previously
hailed ns tho winner for this year,
and getting n total of 25 1-2 points.
Lincoln wns second with 18 1-2 points,
York was third With an ovon 15
points, scored by threo firsts.
Tho meet was hold on a heavy
track with occasional showers of rain
during tho first part of tho games,
which turned Into a steady downpour
before the rims had been finished.
Tho field contests were hurried
through while a few spectators hud
dlod about their favorites, cheering
Beat Lincoln High Out.
The Omaha athlotos won tho moot
by cutting Lincoln out in tho runs
and hurdles. Tho local high school
lads had figured on taking all tho
shorter runs and both of the hurdlo
races. Omaha, however, waB strong
In those events and took first place
In the 100-yard dash; second In tho
440-ynrd dashjjflrst in the low hurd
les; second and third in tho half
mile run, Becond In tho mile run. It
tied third in tho high hurdles, and
Bcorcd in tho 220-yard dash. These
events gavo the Omaha boys 22 1-2
of their points. Tho other threo
points wore made by taking Becond
place In tho half mild relay rnu.
Three state lntor-scholaBtlc records
"were broken nnd one was tied.
Wright of Kearney lowered tho time
In the half mllo run by going It In
2:0G 4-5 The best previous time
was 2:07 3.5, made by Burnham of
Pawnee In 1007. ' Wiley of York
broke tho high Jump record, doing
5 feqt, 10 inches. Tho other mark
was 5 feet, G inches. Tho hammer
record was smashed by Tharp of
Grand Island, who put the weight
13G feet, 1 inch, beating tho previous
mark by 5 feet, 2 Inches.
S, Wright of tho- Kearney high
school and W. Wiley of York wore
tied for Individual honors, each
scoring two firsts. Wright made his
In tho mile and half mile runs. Wiley
took first, in tho high nnd broad
WeirlcR Omaha Star.
K r ttrnllnlr ...nn tltn ofon otlllntl
av. ivuuiva nuo tuu oiui uiuiubv?
for the Omaia team, getting first in
thp 10Q-yard dash and trying for sec
ond In tho 220 yard dash. Welrick's
vfctory in the century run was a big
surprise to the Lincoln squad, for
this had been regarded as an easy
event for Mann of tho local team.
Mann won this race at the Missouri
valjoy meet at Kansas tilty last week
but today lie could riot run fail ehbugh
to ge among the wnnors.
.Another surprise for the locai roof
ers was turned oxxi in h,e low hurd
les, where Funkhouser,' star low stick
nan' of the Lincoln bam, was
forced to" a tie for ihlrd place by
uowiuy 01 uuiuuu, fliicmo 01 .uin
cqIik took ( second place in this run.
,0'mahq, haa tvvo gopd men in the
half mile run but they were up
a&ains't' the plieriohtoha'i Bnilurarico
runne "Wright of Kearney, arid: the
Wst they could do was, to finish aoci
ond and third. TIiobo Omaha run-!
nors wero KulakoBk and Frnsor. '
Thompson of Omaha ran a prdttoy
raco In tho 120. yard hurdles, taking
tho ovent away from tho Dttnlap, n
fnBt hurdler from Hastings.
Omafia Loses Relay Race.
A surprise wns thrust on tho Omaha-
relay toam whonMho Konrnoy
Military academy capturod flrat
place In tho rnco. Tho metropolis
boys havo a fast rolay toam but tho
Konrnoy four proved a llttlo spoodlor
In tho last lap of tho run. Wolrlck
of Omaha ran his lap In rapid tlrao.
Tho BCoroB of tho schools bolow
tllb threo flrnt teams wero: Koarnoy
High School, 13; Hastings, 11; Fair
bury, 7; Falls City, G; Auburn, 5;
Kearney Military Acndomy, 0; Paw
neo City, 8; Randolph, 3; Mlndon
nnd Columbus, 1 onch.
8ummary of the Meet.
100 Yard Dash Wolrlck, Omaha,
flrflt; Brannon, Lincoln, socond;
Christmas, Kearnoy Military Acad
emy, third. Tlmo, 0:10 4-5.
220 Yard Dash Mann, Lincoln.
flrBt; Wolrlck, Omaha, and Reoso,
Randolph, tied for Becond. Time,
440 Yard Dash Brannon, Lincoln,
flrat; Frnsor, Omaha, socond;
Sprnguo, Falrbury, third. Time,
880 Yard Run Wright, Konrnoy
high school, first; Prnsor, Omaha,
second; KulakoBky, Omaha, third.
Tlmo, 2:06 4-5.
Mllo Run Wright, Koarnoy, flrat;
Kennedy, Omaha, second; Yodor,
Falls City, third. Tlmo, 4:50.
120 Yard Hurdles Thompson, Om
aha, first; Dunlap, Hastings, second;
Funkhouser, Lincoln, third. Tlmo,
220 Yard Hurdles Brookos, Hast
ings, first; Mlchlo, Lincoln, second,"
Rowley, Omaha, and Funkhoiisor,
Lincoln, tied " for third. Tlmo,
Polo Vault Roavls, Falls Cliy,
first; Tullopon, JKearrioy high school.
second; Smith, Auburn, third'. Holght,
16 feol, 3 Inches.
High Jump Wiley, York, first;
Dunlnp, Hastings, socond. Six men
tied for third place. Weight, 5 foot,
Brdad Jump Wiley, York, first;
Smith, Auburn, second; Miann, Lin
coln, third. Distance, 18 feet, 8
OlscuB "Throw Meyers, York, first;
Perdew, Pawnee Ciiy, second; Bot
torton, Columbus, third. Dlstanco,
105 feet, 9 Inches.
Hammer Throw Tharp, Grand Is
land, first; Hanson, Fairhury, second;
McCarthy, Mlridon, third. Distance,
138 foot. 1 Inch.
Shot Put Perdow, Pawnee City,
flrat; Hanson,"' Fabury, second;
Reese, Randolph, third. DlBtarico, 41
ftibt, li IncfieB-' '-
Half "Mllo RWy-Kearnov Mlfttarv
Academy, first; praaha, tfecdhd; Au
burn, third. Tlfae, 1:42-3-5.
DINNER BY CHICAGO ALUMNI.'
University of-JMebraska Club to Meet
icft-May 22. -j
Tho University of Nebraska Club
of Chicago 'haB announced Its an
nunl dinner for Saturday evening,
May 22, in the Palmer House. At the
last annual dinner, of the organization
seventy-five. Verer present and it is
declared. that there will be not less
than one hundred present on May 22.
In the jQtter which is ibelng sent
out to all tho alumni in 'Chicago the
banquet Ib described as follows:
"Excellent musical talent has been
engaged. The toast list 'is .not yet
complete, hut our toastmaster, Rtfs
coe Pound, .Will introducb the speak
ers in his1 entertaining manner, and
we will have with us either the chan
cellor or some representative from
tho uplveraity .who will .tell us about
Uhe conditions back home."
VISITORS ARE MANY.
HIGH 8CHOOL FETE DAY'BRINaW
CROWD TO LINCOLN,
MANY THINGS TO ENTERTAIN
ADDRE88E8 OF WELCOME AT TC
Chancellor Avery, Superintendent
Bishop, J. L. MoBrlen, and Pro
feasor Condra Speak to; ,
High 8ohool Men. S
Many things wore provided yes
terday for tho ontortninmont of tho
visiting high school students In addi
tion to the track moot at tho fair
grounds and tho dobato In tho ovon
ing. Only tho rain spoiled nn other
wise enjoyablo celebration. From li
o'clock In tho morning until tho
closo of tho dobato InBt night tliq
high school men had all sorts of
things to tako their tlmo.
Tho flrBt formal ovent of tho day
was tho assembly of wolcomo In
Momorial hall at 11 o'clock. Prior
to that tlmo tho high school studonts
and visitdrs woro conductodl about!
tho campus In order that thoy might
visit tho various unlvorslty buildings
and boo tho oporatlon of tho state
school. Classes wero opon to In
spection In many Instances.
Assembly of Welcome.
At 11 a. m. tho visitors gathered
in Momorial hall whoro thoy list
ened to a program mado up of muB
Ical numbors by a quartot and ad
dresses of welcome by Chancellor
Avery, dovornor Sh'alionborgor, State
Superintendent Bishop, Director J.
u. Aicunon or me university iuxien
Rlon Biirpnu. nnrl ProfeBBor Ci V.
Condra. All of tho addresses wero
well received by tho high Bchqql
At noon luncheon was served io
tho visiting delegations in the ban
quet hall of the Tompfe. Over iwo
hundred and fifty wero served, the
dlnnqr being under the direction 01
tho university men in chargo of the
foio day arrangements, Shortly after'
7 Inst eyonlng another spread was
laid fqr the high school boys in the
Tomple dining room. This banquet;
was under tho auspices o tho Inno
cents ana tno -n" Men's association.
Over two hundred men wore pres
ent, Inoludlng momborB of the Innof
conti, of, (ho UN'' 'association, and of
tnq faculty, A few .brief remarks
were mado at the close of the dinner
'before tho .SueBts adjourned to tho
dobato In Memorial hall. , , ,.
r Today' Prodram. 1
Today m again ho occupied with'
events for tho " vfsiilng high school
(ieiogatjoris. At- : 30 a. m. Captain
Ldckrid'ge bf he general staff Hi the
U. S. army will inspect the cadet
bnt(a1lori. Tno ckois will tie K
spected individually as to equ'ipnienf,.
)6sturo, arid Ichbwledgo ot things'
ntilpy and the bVtalbn flrffl88
$ put through, -fhk'rchlng' movement
'dtitiriho Irianukl of kriHs. ' '
Xt 'tf I rii. ther-Wiil to '& H&
sembly In M'eirid'M hsill for the'
presenWtlbn t of iho melafs woil by
th'o1 high school 'athletes in die nJbot
yesterday 'afterriobri. Imme'diate'ly
hlbltloh in the' aMtiry. 'At 10:30
ft T t 1
m. the Drakc-TJftbraska baseball i:
A'iiteldpe 4M M WfHisli enteri
tiln'lnent ior the vlrs.
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