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Vol. VIII. No. 153.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1909.
Price 5 Cent
GIRLS SIGN PETITION
CO-EDS AFFIX 8IQNATURE8 AT A
TABLE IN LJBRARY.
WANT ISE Of ATHLETIC flELD
SCHEME MET WITH FAVOR ON
Women May Have Separate Tennis
Courts and the Use of General
Field at Stated Times for
Hockey and Ball.
Girls' signatures were in denmnd
yesterday afternoon. Every girl pass
ing in or out of the library was
stopped and requested to sign her
name to a petition
.Tho petition in ctheBtlon was one
to bo submitted to the board of re
gents requesting certain privileges on
the new athletic field for tbo co-eds.
Tennis courts for women nro one of
the main provisions which tho peti
tion contains as well as a request fpr
stipulated times at which the co-eds
may havo the use of the general field
for such games as liockey, basket
ball, girls' baseball and the like.
The movement, which crented con
siderable excitement aniong the girls
on the campus, is not a new Idea by
any means, but has been thought of
for some time. In fact, eve;- since def
inite action was taken toward secur
ing the new field north of tho campus,
the girls have been debating among
themselves as to whether some action
should not be taken' toward securing
certain privileges on the ground.
, The matter was taken in hand re
cently and referred to a cabinet meet
ing of the GirlB' Club, which was held
last Friday afternoon. After some dis
cussion it wns referred to the athletic
committee. The -proposition was later
laid before Miss Alice Towne who
offered to start the movement by bring
ing a petition before the faculty ladies
for their approval.
After this was done the matter was
.turned over to tho Black Masque so
ciety which is now In charge of tho
movement. Yesterday a table was'es
tabllshed in the library where the
signature of every girl who came Into
the lobby was obtained. Other copies
of the petition were salso circulated
, about the campus. As drawn up and
signed yesterday, the petition reads:
"We, the women of the University
of Nebraska, faculty and Btudent
body, do hereby petition that in ar
rangements for new athletic accomo
dations'ndequato provision bo .made
for outdoor recreation for ,tho women
students. The exclusive use, of two
tennis courts ana mo use, at certain
stipulated times', of. the genera! Held
for audi games ob hockey, basketball,
girls' baseball, etc., would meet the
Endorsed By All.
'The matter seemed to bo taken up
at once with enthusiasm by all of the
university women and It is believed
that they will receive little or no op
position in the granting of their re
quest. According to Dr. CJapp, there
Cap be no adequate reason advanced
against the proposition, tho only ques
tion being as to whether there will be
sufficient room for tho courts. While
there should be room for several tennis-courts
It might turn up that there
would' be only one,, when,' as Manager
EagerYexpressed it, it would be impos
sible of course, (o give tho girls the
exclusive use "W-'it. As to the gen
eral field, Manager Eager agreedwlth
Pp. Clopp, that the requests of tho co-;
eds are not only reasonable but
should bo granted nnd that some ar
rangement could surely be arrived at
whereby certain stipulated times could
be set apart for tho use of the ground
by the girls.
.New Phase of Activity.
If this is done it will open up a
new phase of athletic nctlvfty for the
girls. Outdobr sportB at the university
are at present confined almost solely
to the men. With the exception per
haps of a 'little tennis occasionally,
few, if any women, Indulge In outdoor
games of any kind at the university.
If they gain their request, however,
the girls will be able in the future to
play outdoor baseball, hockey and
many other games which prove popu
lar among the co-eds at other Institutions.
WANT TO SECURE RECORDS.
An Effort to Get Statistics on Eugenics
Is Under. Way.
The committee on eugenics of the
Carnegie Institution of Washington,
bureau of experimental evolution, and
the American Breeders' association
have sent out blanks to universities of
the country and other centers of Infor
mation seeking statistics on facts of
human evolution. Some of these have
been received by Dean 'Bessey for dis
tribution to those whb are willing to
aid the bureau in Its work.
The blanks .practically consist of
family records, including tho recent
ancestors of the persons making the
record. Tho aim is to endeavor to
show bp complete BtatlsticB the exact
influence of heredity. This includes
illness, character, and other consider
ations. Such a work has never been
conducted before on so large a scale.
Dr. ('. B. Davenport, the national her
edity expert. Is at the head of the
NO TEACHER TO BE UNPAID.
Instruction Must All be by Regular
By a rule of the board of regents
passed at- the recent Omaha meeting,
the conditions as to instruction of
students for7credit are marked out
more definitely than in the past. Here
after no credit will be given for
courses in the general colleges which
are given by instructors Who are. not
paid 'by th university. This move will
not allow instruction by teachers who
offer their services gratis.
The action of the regents is taken
In order that a closer control may bo
had over the credit matter. It will
obviate the difficulties which might
arise In case the university should de
sire to accept the services of some and
not of .other teachers. The rule does
not apply to tho colleges of law or of,
medicine, since several' courses in
these departments are offered by pro
fessional men who do the work In con
sideration of the good which will
come to their profession.
WANT MEN TO OB8ERVE TREES.
National Forestry Department Sends
In t pursuance of a plan to obtain
more definite knowledge than Is now
possessed lis to tho time of leafing,
blossoming, and fruiting of the more
important forest trees of the United
States, the national department of for
estry is sending out requests for
large numbers of observers In the var
ious states. These observers are to,
'do volunteer work and record the data'
which the observe. Tho work is so
simple that grade school children can'
accomplish all that Is needed. It con-,
slsts of observing the development of
certain trees and cording the 'results
of the observations! Particulars may
be had of, Dean CyNE. Bessey. -
RAlcAd Vinnnv tialraJ tm ftta nronlau
and served hot with delicious brown
bread, 10c, at' The Boatoft Lmaah.
KEPT OUT BY EXAM
GREEN8LIT MUST WORK WHILE
BOTANY SAME HOUR AS GAME
Kansas Championship Contest Will Be
Fought Without Regular Second
Baseman Who Is Denied
Roy Greensllt, star second baser
man of the Nebraska baseball team,
will not occupy his regular position
In tho championship game with tho
Jayhawkers at Antelope park tomor
row. At tho time his team mates are
clashing with the Kansas men young
Greensllt will bo utilizing his gray
matter In solving questions in the
semetser examination of botany II In
the lecture room of Brace hall.
"Greeny 's" place at the Becond Back
will be held down by Dudgeori, who
will be shifted from left Hold, Chaloup
ka probably going to do tho garden
for this game.
It was only an unfortunate trick of
circumstances that kept Greensllt
from being put In the lineup for to
morrow. Tho Kansas games were
booked for Friday and Saturday of
this week by Manager Eager lust Jan
uary. This wub before the change
in the examination schedule was made
necessary In order to accomodate the
cadets for their encampment. When
the examinations were moved two
days earlier they Included the two
days on which tho Kansas games are
booked. Botany II, which GreensIt
happens to be tnklng, being a large
class was set by the registrar for
Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
Game at 4 o'clock.
The ball game with the Jayhawkers
is billed for 4 o'clock and Grepnsllt
will not bo able to get through with
his part of the examination by that
hour. He was unable to get excused
bo he could take the test at another
ThlB week Purdue university will
dedicate Its handsome new memorial
gymnasium erected at a cost of
$75,000 as a monument to tho seven
teen football players who lost their
lives In the disaster that befell the
Purdue special on the Big Four Rail
road which was run to Indianapolis
on October 31, 1903. Tho building
Is completed and its formal ded
ication next Saturday, May 29, will be
one of tho greatest events in the" his
tory of the institution.
Tho accident that cost the lives. .of
the Purdue athletes lhappened on tho
morning: of tho day Purdue and Indl
ana were to have played football for
the state chaniplonshlp at Indianapo-
lis. The special train left Lafeytte
at 8 01210010 In tho morning and short
ly before 11 o'clcok crashed Into a
train of coal cars on a curve at North
Indianapolis; The football players
were riding In the smoking car, Im
mediately behind the locomotive. This
coach was literally torn . to pieces.
Soventeon of the players, the trainer
. t '
and a 'Lafayette business, man were
Jkllled outright, and scores were ter
ribly fnjured, many being crippled for
Wiped Out Their Eleven.
The wreck practically wiped out the
football team, and Instead of "a gala
day at the state capital, the occasion
was one of .deep grief , and mourning.
Soon. after the wreck the Idea of erect
ing a memorial gymnasium as a trib
ute to, tho l memory of tho nlavers
whose lives were lost was conceived,
and contributions began to pour In,
The Big Four railroad donated $15,000.
Cleorge Ade gave $2,600, the classes.
of 1903, 1004, 1905, lOOC, 1907, 1908
and 1909 ench contributed generously
and Lafayette citizens added a liberal
sum to the total. When tho amount
on hand reached $50,000 tho Purdue
trustees increased It to" $75,000.
REIMER8 WINS CHAMPI0N8HIP.
Fencers Held a Tournament In the
Armory Last Evening.
The university fencing tournament
was held nt 8 o'clock yostorday even
ing In tho armory, C. A. Rolmers
winning the university championship
nnd F. A. WildlBh winning second
place. Owing to the latonoBs of tho
season and tho fact that tho contest
was not wldoly advertised only a few
spectators were present.
The tournnmont consisted of six pre
liminary bouts and one flnnl. In the
preliminaries tho first bout botweon
D. H. Squires nnd H. S. Vlllars was
won by Squires, score 4-3; tho sec
ond bout between C. E. Casebeer and
W. S. Woods wns won by Woods,
score 10-2; the third bout between D.
H. Squires and F. N. Wlldlah was won
by Wlldish, Bcoro 4-0; tho fourth bout
botween ( E. Casebeer and C. A
RelmeiB was won by Relmors, Bcoro
12-0; tho fifth bout between H. S. Vll
lors and F. N. Wlldish, was won by
Wlldish, .score 5-0; the sixth bout be
tween ('. A. Rolmers and W. S. Woods
wns won by Reimers, score 1 1-0. This
loft Wlldish and Reimers to contest for
tho university championship which
was won by Reimers in two bouts of
three minutes each with a Bcoro of 5-1,
6-3. Tho preliminary bouts wore all
of two minutes duration, one minute
In one position and then a shift.
It was decided last evening to form
a' fencing association and a meeting of
all men Interested In fencing whether
they have done any .of the work or
not, has been called for Friday evening
at 5:30 In Dr. Clapp's ofllce. It Is
thus hoped to get fencing started next
year at the beginning of tho first se
mester. Ab this is now one ot the
regular numbers in the Western In
tercollegiate contest It is important to
got the work In good shapo ns early
ns possible and Dr. Clagp is urging
every one who Is Interested and can
possibly come, to bo present.
CHAPEL PROGRAM IN DETAIL.
Will Consist of Selections Taken From
Haydn's "The Creation."
Tho complete program for this
morning's convocation was announced
last evening by Mrs.. Raymond, and
will consist of selections from Haydn's
oratorio "The Creation." Tho soloists
will' bo Miss Annette Abbott, soprano,
Mr. Adln Enyeart, tenor, Mr. Chas.' H.
Miller, bass. The program in detail
is as follows: -
Bass in the Beginning."
Chorus "And the Spirit of God."
Tenor "And God Saw the Light."
Soprano solo and chorus. . .-.
. . . ; "The' Marv'lons Work."
, "Rolling in Foaming Billows."
Soprano "And God Said."
Soprano aria... ."With Verdure Clad.!'
Tenor "And God Said."
Tenor aria "In Nature Worth."
Chorus with trio ; . . .
"The Heavens are Telling."
Mr. Edw. J. Walt, first violin.
Mr.- Emmet Hanson, second violin.
Miss Lillian Elche,' 'cello.
Mrs. Raymond, organist.
The strife between the different ca
det companies -of the first, battalion
continued to the eve of the annual
competitive drill. Company B 'drilled
at the state farm, again yesterday
afternoon' and drilled until seven
o'clock. The other' companies held
drill on the university campus. All
yesterday afternoon a small group of
cadets drilled In front of the armory
practicing for the, Individual' competi
tive drill. Unusual Interest over com
petitive drill has developed this year
among the cadets.
C0MPET COMES TODAY
FIVE COMPANIE8 TO CONTEST
FOR FIR8T HONOR8.
PAIR WEATHER IS PROMISED
8UNNY SKIE8 8HOULD LEND AID
TO ANNUAL MEET.
Personnel of Judges Still In Doubt
Owing to Difficulties Arising
From Change of Date-
To 8tart at 2 p, m.
Fair woathor and sunny skios, with
wnrnior temperature, is the promise of
tho woathor buronu thnt Dnmo Nature
.will do her part in making tho ap- ,
mini "Compot" this afternoon a 'gain
occasion. Tho three days of cloud
and rain nro scheduled to como'ton
end today with a Boason of warmer
weather and with the Bky clear of
rulnmaklng cloudB. If this prediction
ls fulfilled the "Comnot" will bo
grnced with all thnt Is necoBBary to
ninko It a pleasurable event for' par
ticipants nnd spectators.
Tho company drill will start Bhoftly
before :i o'clock at the Btnto farm flold.
Cars vlll leave Tenth and Srut 2 p. m.,
for the ubo of tho cudots. Tho bat
talion will first bo formed In line of
companies nnd 'then the five companies
will each go tirough a proscribed ser
ies of movements. Each movement
will be recorded on a shoot which will
bo given tho commanding officer as,
tho company enters tho flold. He will
follow tho movements ordered by tho
sheet and tho character of tho work
done by his company will be noted by
Following the compnny drills the
battalion will be put through various
evolutions and In this oIbo the wqrlt
of the companies will bo graded. Theso
various grades will then bo avoraged 4
together and tho resulting figures will"
determine tho comparative standing of
. .After the company drills are com-,
pleted the Individual drill will- bo
held. In which four men will be en
tered from each company. These men
have been picked from tho five com
panies by a spell-down process which;
necessitated several trials In which
all men wore given a chance. These;
tests were finished yesterday- In all"
but one or two cases and these trials
were held this morning.
I HOme trouble has been AXnnrlnnnfwlV
-- --- --
by Captain "Wprklzer In securing?
Judges for the drill. s' Three army ol-,
cers from, Fort 'Omaha had beon on- ,
gaged to como to Lincoln last week ,
When the date for the drill was'
changed It was supposed that those '
men could come for today's contest.
Owing to' certain work in progress nt
Omaha this week, they cannot come ,
and only one man, Lieutenant Mc-'t
Cume,of the Sixth Infantry, has prom-''
Ised to appear today. Captain Worki- A
zer has, asked him tobrlng another of-
fleer and It Is presumed that the drill -
will be, conducted with two Judgea. -r
, Must Pay Feesi
Saturday Is the day set by Captain. .
Woiklzer for the payment. of ah. camp jjj4
fe;s. If ,the debts are not se'tledhby ,2,
that time the students who are delln-
qyont and who have not 'been excuse,'!?-'
wl!i bo referred to tho chancellor for,
acriou. The examination of Mrs. L. P. Hoi
lister for tho degree of master of arts. ,
In physiology wllj be 'held today, at v
200 p. m., In Nebraska hall, room- 6.. '
The examiners Will bo Dr. A. E, Guen- J
ther and Dr. R. A., Lyman. "' "
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