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Vol. IX. No. 9.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1909.
Price 5 Cents.
NEW MEN REPORT FOR
WORK WITH COUCH COLE
"BOBBY" CARROL AND WALCOTT
BOTH BACK IN GAME.
LAST HARD SCRIMMAGE HELD TODAY
Coach Colo and Assistant Harvey Will
Put Men Through Last Work
Before Knox Qamo on
Every day now seos some new ad
dition to the football squad, and ovory
day prospects for a winning team
grow brighter. Tuesday afternoon
"Bobby" Carrol put In his apoarance
and yesterday the hopes of the play
er and fanB were raised several
notches by the reappearance of Wal
cott after his long, hard tussel with
the examining board.
Walcott Is practically through with
his examinations, and everything has
been arranged so that there Is now
nothing to provont his taking his place
on tl e Cornhuskor eleven. Walcott, It
will Le remembered, was center on
the reserve team last fall. Those "who
saw him handle tho terrible Swede
Swenson, at Peru, and who witnessed
his Btellar work at center in tho Grand
iBland game believe that he has in
him tho making of a groat center. He
passes tho ball very accurately, Is a
very steady player and a fierce
charger. With his two hundred pounds
of bone and muscle and his experience
he ought to make a strong bid for the
center Dositlon. He will at least add
much to tho Btrength and aggressive
ness of tho lino wherever he is put.
McKee Also Back,
McKee another of last year's fresh
man team has been out tho past two
days. Although ho has not had much
oxporJenco In varsity football, he is
fast and fairly heavy. Ho will try
oht for a back. Hold position.
Another man who has been showing
up well Is Qutberlet at guard. Gut
berlet haB much to learn about the
game, but he is a strong, willing play
er and if he does not make a place
tins ear his experience will make him
a Btrong man for next.
The scrubs, by tho way, have a
strong Jlno-up this year. Tho new
men are showing up well. There is
tho best bunch of material to work
With tils year that has been seen on
a Nebraska field for Borne years. Of
course many of these men are ineligi
ble, but right now la the time for them
to get out and got that experience so
necessary to flt them for next year's
varsity team. Assistant Coach Har
vey has been working hard with this
material and his work is bearing fruit.
The scrubs are enabled In this way
to give 'tho varsity pretty nearly all
they can handle.
Try Minnesota Plays.
The past week Harvey has been
teaching the scrubs tho Minnesota
pjays which ho learned at Minneapo
lis last Saturday. These plays are
UBed against tho varsity eleven with
the aim of accustoming the, players
to the Minnesota manner of attack.
So far the varsity defense has had
llttfe trouble in meeting thlB attack
and yeBterday ospoclallyj they played
rlngB around tho scrubs.
In yesterday's Bcrlmmago Shonka
was tried at center and filled the po
sition fairly well. Shonka Is a little
slow yet, he passes the ball well and
can break up any play that comes to
him, but he lacka the necessary speed
to make him an aggressive player. If
he only coujd speed up a little 'more
there Is no reason why ho shouldn't
inake a very strong lltie- man.,
w Bentloy has been-playing regularly
at quartoVi-back, while ,Franck has
,been .used at half, where ha can ubo
his great speed to a little better ad
vantage. Franck has been practic
ing hugging the ball a little closer to
him so that by next Saturday there
will not bo so much danger of any dis
astrous fumbling that figured so prom
inently in last Saturday's game. Rath
bone has ben playing a strong game
at full-back, while Harte is being used
at tackle. Some, of Rathbono's
plunges yesterday wero fierce attd
with a little more experience in keop
ing his feet and using the stiff arm,
he ought to make a good lino plunger.
Lofgren was out of the game owing
to a Blight blood-poisoning in his arniB
caused by his jersey. He had several
boils lanced yesterday and may not
get into tho scrimmage for several
days. It Is hoped ho will be in shapo
by Saturday, but if not his place will
probably be taken by Magar.
This afternoon will occur the last
hard scrimmage before the game with
Knox on Saturday.
PROFESSOR SMITH 18 INJURED.
Thrown From Buggy Sunday and Suf
fered Injury of the Knee.
Prof. H. R. Smith, while out driving
last Sunday suffered a painful though
not serious Injury. His horse became
frightened at a street car and at
tempted to run away. Tho professor
was thrown out and his knee badly
twisted. He spent one night in 'a
hospital but was able to bo around
80NG RECITAL AT CONVOCATION.
Miss Harriet Cooke to Sing This
Morning in Memorial Hall.
Miss Harriett Cooke, a university
alumna, class of 1899, will glvo a
song recital at convocation this morn
ing. The program follows:
Where Blossoms Grow SansSoucl
Heralds of Spring,
Midsummer Morn Flora Bullock
(From Song Cycle "The Oriole.)
Joy of the Morning Harriet Ware)
Polonaise Je sius Tltania. ..Thomas
My mother BidB Me Bind My Hair
Le Bonheur est close Legere
When the Roses Bloom Relchardt
Ldve Has Wings Rogers
Preghiera dl Tosca Puccini
The largeBt gain this year is In tho
college of letters and science, in
which there are 2,092 students, an In
crease of 327, or over 15 per cent.
Thecollege of agriculture shows a gain
of 103 Btudenta in the two and four
year courses, tho enrollment this year
being 308, against 205 last year, an In
crease of 50 per cent. The School of
medicine has 43 students thla year,
which is nearly three times as many
as wore enrolled last year when the
school was organized.
There Is a good demand for well
trained, creamery and cheese factory
operators as a result of the consolida
tion of smaller plants In Wisconsin.
Requests from ' 8 other states have
also been received recently by Prof.
H. H. Farrlngton of the school, ask
lnk for well prepared men to oper
ate large creameries and cheese fac
tories. Over 80 applications have already
been received from those who desire
to enter the winter dairy course at
the University of Wisconsin, which
opens November 3. As tne facilities
of the school are sufficient for only
150, Indications are that the capacity
will be well taxed this year.
The reorganized department of
home economics begins with 41 stu
dents. Jn the college of engineering.
685 students are enrolled; In the coU
lege of law 121, and In the course In
pharmacy 32. , ,
Baked beans, baked on the premises
and served hot with delicious brown
bread, 10c, 'at The Boston Lunch.
SMOKER ON SATURDAY
NEW 8TUDENT8 WILL MEET
THE OBJECTS OF THE ORGANIZATION
Engineering 8oclety Founded to Pro
mote Good Fellowship Among
Engineers and Encourage
On another pago of tho Nobrankan
Is an announcement of tho smoker to
bo given Saturday evening by tho
Engineering Society. This is an an
nual function, held by tho society for
tho purpose of getting acquainted with
tho now students In tho onginooring
crllcge, and is ono of tho first social
events of the year.
Tho Engineering Society Is an or
ganization of students in the engineer
ing college and is open to all bucu stu
dents. The aocloty alms to benefit
every man in the collogo, and to bo a
part of his college career.
Fifty Per Cent Flunk.
About fifty per cent of tho fresh
men engineers never become real en
gineers; this Ib partly due to tho fnct
that the course Is not easy and part
ly to the other fact that for his first
two years the student scarcely hears
of engineering. His work 1b mostly
mathematics and often - delayed en
trance credits, and ho wonders if he
really has made a mistake.
The society aims to get all such
men acquainted with each other, with
the older students and with tho fac
ulty and to Impress upon them tho fact
that tho things for which they are
registered are only a small part of
what they learn at tho university. Tho
man who doesn't learn as much from
his fellow students as ho does from his
professors, Is mlBBlng the beBt of his
Aside from the purely social side
of its work, tho Bocloty holds a meet
ing ovorq alternate Wednesday, at
which topics of Interest to engineers
are discussed. For these meetings,
speakers aro secured from all over
the country, specialists and national
authorities on engineering subjects.
A number of noted speakers will bo
Invited this year, and a bettor program
than usual Is promised. It Is thought
that an authority on aerial navigation
can bo secured as part of this year's
The Blue Print
The' Blqe Print, the annual publica
tion of the society, contains theses
and articles by students and members
of tho faculty, and is found in many
of the best libraries in tho country.
All these various activities of the
society have ono ultimate purpose
to make bettor engineers out of our
Nebraska men. That is, men wlio
can make a dollar do the most good
work that a dollar can do, and who
are engineers because they want to
be, not because thoy started that
course in their freshman year. The
society considers that its smokers, Its
bi-weekly meetings, its annual engi
neer's bop, Its banquet, itB visits to
plants and construction work In and
around Lincoln, Its annual Blue Print,
its Interest In athletics, and above all,
the friendships formed at the univer
sity are of as much, if not more, Im
portance than the 130 hours of college
credit or the degree of bachelor of
Nebraska ranks second to none of
tho western universities, and the en
gineering collego has sent out some of
the best; engineers In thq world and
It Is this record that the society wants
to maintain and Improve from year to'
year. Ab one of many means to this
end, every engineering student, la in
vited to come, to the smoker on Sat
urday night, and meet the men who
are to be the engineers of a few years
8T0CK JUDGING TEAM LEAVE8.
Nebraska Men Expect to Take Prizes
at Kansas City Fair.
The stock judging team which is to
ropreBent tho University of Nebraska
at tho American Royal LIvo Stock
show nt KansaB City loft yostorday
afternoon. They will work a fow
days at Sedaiia at tho stato fair, tho
contest at Kansas City being hold
Friday. Thoy will bo In competition
with totiniB from all tho loading agri
cultural colleges of tho west.
Tho following men composo tho
team: McKllllp, Culver, Brodorlck,
Blgolow and Barber, Carpontor alter
nate. Camp LleborB and Kuska, Judg
ing students, accompanied tho team.
Tho men wero in charge of Prof. El
lis Raid, who has boon coaching them
all fall. They expect to tako some
prizes for their work.
Tho department of animal husban
dry has a large number of fancy cat
tlo on exhibition and is suro to win
their share of prize money.
JUNIORS WILL ELECT
A PRESIDENT TODAY
OBERFELDER AND CAIN 8TILL
THE ONLY CANDIDATE8.
MEKALfE OUT IN FRESHMAN LAW
Unusual Interest Manifested In Elec
tion of First Year Law Men
Which Will Be Held To
The Junior class will ment at 11:30
this morning In Memorial hall to
choose a president, A. M. Oborfelder
of Sidney and H. L. Cain of Falls City
being tho only candidates.
The election promises to be a quiet
contest without personalities. The
campaign haB been conducted on both
sides without disagreeable features
and there seems to bo no reason to
exnoct a chanco this morning. The
possibility of a third candidate was
rumored yeBterday, but It Is bolloved
that thero Is no foundation for the
Oborfelder, tho first candidate out,
Is, as has already been announcod an
academic student. Ho has no socie
ty affiliations. Cain Is an engineer
and a member of Phi Delta Thota.
Vote Likely Close.
Tho voting will likely be close. Both
men have been hard at work, and tho
cIiibb has been canvassed in tho thor
ough manner which is characteristic
of its political activities. Cain will
probably secure a majority of the en
gineers, while Oborfelder will got
most of tho laws. The fraternity vote
will bo split.
Jn tho sophomore class thero is yet
no announced candidate. Coe Buch
anan of Omaha Is out for freshman
class honors and so far has no op
ponents. Freshmen Laws Lively.
A lively scrap Is being precipitated
In the freshman laws by the candl-j
dacy of W. B. Metcalfe and H. R. Ank
eny This class rarely haB a political
campaign, but thla year two men
want the office and the result is a
Ankeny Is a popular "barb" and he
was first on tho ground, thereby gain
ing some advantage. Metcalfe Is the
son of Richard L, Metcalfe and a
member of Phi Delta Theta. He has
an excellent organization behind him.
The-vote in this class will be had at
11 o'clock Friday morning.
Howard University, a colored school
In Washington, D. 0., Is to havo a new
library, the gift of Andrew Carnegie.
The library will cost $50,000. Tho
government Is also erecting a science
building to cost $90,000. This Is ono
of the foremost of the colleges fbr the
American negro. 7
DESSEY MAKES A DIG
MISTAKE IN FIGURES
HERBARIUM CONTAINS 200,000
OVER TWICE PREVIOUS ESTIMATES
Tremendous Growth of from 189 to
214,000 Specimens Made. During
25 Years of Dean's
Over two hundred thousand spocl
men8, moro than twlco the numbdr
previously estimated to bo contained
In tho colloction, wore found In tho
university herbarium by actual count
this summer. Curator Lamb dovotod
a good sharo of tho vacation period
to a rearrangement and enumerating
of the big colloction and his roBUltn
surprised oven tho members of tho
For tho pasl several years tho bo
tanical department has claimed over
100,000 spoclmons for its colloction.
No count had been made, howovor, for
sovornl years, and Dr. Bessey bocamo
foarful that perhaps ho was overesti
mating the number. Ho therefore or
dered tho count, and the result was
the discovery that tho total had boon
vaBtly undorostimatod Instead of over
stated. The botanical departmdnt at present
occupios at least a fourth of tho floor
Bpaco of tho Nebraska hall. Of this
large space, tho majolrty Is used for
laboratory purposes and for the her
barium. This latter Is ono of tho most
important parts of tho botanical de
partment. Growth In Twenty-five Years.
Twonty-flvo years ago when the
proBont hoad of tho department, Dr.
Charles B. BesBoy, took charge of tho
work there wore but 189 specimens
in the entire horbarlum. Previous, to
1884 It had been estimated that thoro,
wero about 2,000 specimens In tho
horbarlum, but upon taking charge of
the department Dr. Bossoy counted
these specimens and found that thero
were but a more 189 distinct plants
contained in the whole horbarlum.
At present there aro over 214,000
specimens In this part of the botan
ical department, and theso 214,000.
specimens are mounted upon 108,382
sheets. These sheets aro largo papers
upon which two or moro specimens of
plants may bo placed. This summer
tho work of arranging and numbering
these shoets was attempted and tho
number of sheets in tho following
groups of plants Were counted:
Sea-weeds 4.. 7,845,
Mosses ; . . .' 5,988
Conifers '...'.;,. ' 372'
Grasses '.,?-. .?i.v 5,771'
Sedges '......:.. .' ,i I. .- '2,578
Dicotyledons -.... 44,848
State herbarium ......';.';... 11,740
1 . ...
Total .....; ,. :.108;382:
With this definite list of the number
of shots and specimens of each group
of plants it is estimated that there
are 214,000 specimens mounted upon'
the 103,382 sheets. Thus the unlvoi
slty herbarium had grown from 189
specimens in 1884 to 214,000 specimens
In' 1909, or at the rate of more than
8,000 specimens each year on' an av
erage. l ' ' r
Classes Also GroW. ' ,
The number of students who have"
registered In the department of botany '
havo gradually grown each year very
rapidly, until today the large lecture
room on the first floor of Nebraska
naU can BCarceiy hold the number of
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