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VoL IX. No. 61.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1910.
SOPHS MEET AND ADOPT
GEORGE FACK ELECTED TO STU
DENT PUBLISHING BOARD.
THE STATUS OF LAWS IS DEFINED
twenty." Section 2 provides for tho
appointing by the president of "a
councellor over oach group to secure
hotter organization and make It pos
sible to reach each mombor of tho
clnss." These councillors are also to
constitute an advisory board to be
consulted by tho president at his own
PLANS LAID FOR DIG
OMAHA INDOOR MEET
ATHLETE8 OF MI880URI VALLEY
Ivy Day Orator to be Chosen by a
Committee Elected by Class
Provision Made for Dis
SUBCOMMITTEES ARE NAMED.
TJie adoption of a new constitution
was tho main feature of tho Sophomore-
claBB meeting held In the Armory
yesterday morning at 11:30. In addi
tion to adopting the constitution the
cIubb elected George Flack as their
member on tho student publication
board and disposed of other minor
business coming before the clnss at
Tho absence of a constitution in
the administration of the affairs of
tho class had been felt for somo time
and the present constitution Is the re
sult of the work of a committee ap
pointed sometime ago by President
Powers for this purpose. When the
class organized as freshmen last year,
a constitution was drawn up, but was
lost before the claBB had tlmo to pass
Senior Academics Barred.
The present Instrument has some
features which are of Importance to
the class. Tho statu of the freshmen
law students In the class is deter
mined for this yoar besides a novel
provision being made for tho selection
of tho Ivv Day orator. Another novel
feature of tho constitution is that It
provides for the dividing the class in
to sections, each to be supervised by a
Tho constitution was read before
the class yesterday morning and a
motion was made to accept It as a
wholo. In tho discussion which arose
over section 2, article 1, an amend
ment waB proposed which would do
flue tho status of law students In tho
class. Section 2 provided that "all
atudentH who are taking tholr first,
second, third or fourth " yeur'H
work in the university Bhall bo mem
bers pf tfils organization In freshman,
sophomore, Junior and senior years
respectively and those only; provided
always such students meet the re
quirements of tho registrar In this re
BpoaJ.," Not Provided for.
Septlon 2 was so drawn up In tho
understanding that tho question of
tho standing of tho law Btudents had
been provided for by tho authorities.
Whqn It was dMqcqvored that no such
action would in all probability? ue
taken until next fall nn amondment
providing for this was inserted. The
amondment la only effective for the re
mainder, of thlB school year. As adopt
od tho amendment reads as follows:
"All freshmen law students who gradu
ate in 1912 and are not senior aca
demic students for thl,a year shall be
counted In tho claBB pi 1912." This
amendment allows all' freshmen law
students to participate in tho affairs of
tho class with tho exception of those
who are at preBont senior academics.
The provision made in tho constllu-
tlqn for the election of tho Iuy-JDayj
orator Is believed to be a solution or
somo of the difficulties usually met
with In that rospocL Tho constitu
tion provides that tho orator shall bo
"chosen by a committee of five mem
bers of tho claBB of whom one shall bo
chairman, which committeo shall bo
oloctcd'.by the class at the regular
election pf officers for the second se
mestor pf tho senior year.
Divide the Class,
Article four' of thd constitution p'ro
vldes for a unique supervision of tho
members' of the class. The first sec
tion"' states that "thfc claBS Bhal he di
vided alphabetically into groups of
Junior Prom Chairman Appoints Men
to 8peclal Places.
Subcommittees for tho Junior prom
were announced yesterday by Chair
man Hathaway. The dance Is to bo
held February 4 at the Lincoln hotel.
Tho appointments follow:
MubIc Krause, White, Miss Hyder.
Decorations Bell, Smith, Miss
Refreshments Reld, White, Miss
Special Entertainment Frlcks,
Thomas, Miss Guthrie.
RELAY RACES WILL BE THE FEATURES
8chools of Valley to Join in Making
Big Meet a 8uccess With
year In westorn athlotlcs, and Nebras
ka is planning on Bonding a full representation.
LECTURE8 TO 8TUDENT8.
RED LETTER DAY" IS HERE.
Men to Solicit Members Dined in Tem
At a dinner in the basement of the
Temple at' which about forty were
present last evening, the Y. M. C. A.
campaign for new members was start
ed. "Red Letter Day," as it Is called,
will close tomorrow evening, at which
tlmo the association expects to have
at least three hundred now names to
add to Us mmbershlp roll.
At Iho supper last evening several
addresses were made. S. A. Mahood
spoke on "Benefit to Individual Solici
tors," Dale McDonald on "Fraternity
Men in the Y. M. C. A." His talk also
dealt with the subject of athletic ex
perience and cloa nlivlng. J. L. Der
Kluderon talked on "ReaEons Why
Qno Should Join," and Joseph and L.
J. March, 1901, one time president of
the association, enlarged upon some
of tho things that had already been
Tho association at Nebraska now
ranks third among the associations of
.tills country In momhershlp. Yale
ranks first, with Illinois Hecond. The
campaign tomorrow is carrlod on un
der the direction of V. S. Culver,
1910, who Is chairman of the member
CADETS TO ACT A8 FIREMEN.
Battalion at Washington to Be Trained
to Be Brave Fire-Fighters.
Tho university of Washington ca
dots will bo firemen, as well aB sol
diers, If the plans of Frank H. Lord,
curator of buildings and grounds, ma
terallize. It Is his idea to use' the
freshman cadet corps as an organized
force With which to fight fires on tho
campus. This project Is only under
consideration, but It Is not at all un
likely that It will bo adopted.
Tho exposition flro department has
been ronjpved, but by means of fire
extinguishers and supplies of water In
every building tho protection 1b
thought sufficient. Thore will ho no
flro Btatlon on the campus, since each
building has sufficient flroflghtlng up-
paVatUB within Itself; all roqulred is
to get poisons to take tho places of
danger In time. Bach building has
two or. more chomlcal extinguishers;
(1bo in every building there are at
leaBt two standplpes with plenty
of hbse and a good head of wator, by
which It Is possible to flood any of the
buildings. Requisitions have been
made for bottle extinguishers. These
are used by throwing thorn at the in
cipient blazo, thus smushing and al
lowing tho liquid to -scatter over tho
flames Another improvement talked
of 1b to put in an automatic alarm
systoni that would bring the city fire
Your car fare would pay tor a nice
lunch at the Boston Lunch! Why-' go
Preparations are practically com
pleted for a big Indoor track meet to
be hold at the Omaha Auditorium in
the latter part of March. PlnnB are
being arranged to make this one of
tho moBt important athletic events
ever hold In tho west, and if success
ful this year tho event will likoly bo
made an annual one. Tho plan Is to
model the meet after the Western
A. A. U. Indoor track meet held at
Knnsas City every spring. Tho Om
aha event will In no way interfere
with tho one hold at Kansns City.
Nebraska Men Interested.
Tho announcement that the meet
had been practically assured markB
the culmination of several years' hard
work In trying to induce certain Om
aha men to lend their lnfluenco in
mnklng the event a success. Sovoral
prominent Nebraska men havo been
working on tho plans for the past two
years, and It Is mainly through their
efforts that tho success of the moot
has been assured. Two hard workers
in this lino are Dale McDonald, ex
captain of the Nebraska track team,
and Bon Cherrlnglon. Dr. Clapp has
also been working on the proposition
and several Omaha sporting writors
have alsojlont their aid.
The man who, up to thlB year, has
stood In the way of tho projoct Is
Penlnnd, physical director of the
Omaha Y. M. C. A. Pressure has been
brought to bear on him for several
years to lend his aid to tho movement,
slnco much of tho buccobs of the meet
would dopond on his attitude. Up to
this year, however, ho'has balked, and
it was only by tho most strenuous
work on tho part of tho other men
that ho was finally won over.
The meet will be held in the Om
aha Auditorium, which In itself ought
to bo an assurance of success. Tho
Auditorium will afford a track large
enough to niako three laps to the
quarter, with a stralght-away for tho
dashes and hurdles of sixty yardB.
Tho managers of the Auditorium are
backing tho meet financially and they
are going to spare no effort In mak
ing the event a success.
Big Colleges to Be Represented.
Tho management will guarantee the
expenses of nt least ono relay team
from every big college, in the Mis
souri Valley conforenco and from tho
Chicago and Kansas City athletic
clubs. In addition It Is planned to
havo representatives from all tho
smaller schools of tho Valley, oven In
cluding tho ward schools of tho sec
tion. The events aro planned to meet
the conditions of tho different schools.
Relay races will bo given the moBt
prominent place rind these will bo for
distances of a hundred yards to the
man for ttye ward schools to upwards
of four miles for tho colleges. In ad
dition to the relay races tho other
events will be as follows; Sixty-yard
dash; sixty-yard hurdles; half, mile
and two-mile tuns; polo vault; shot
put, and high jump All the events
aro to be pulled off under the regular
A. A. U. rules, and are to bo handi
In addition to tho handicap events
there will be a couple of scratch races,
and effortB are being made for one or
more specials. An attompt will be
made to got a prominent eastern record-holder
to compote with somo west
ern man. Altogether tho event prom-
Assistant 8tato Forester of Wisconsin
Instructs Embryo Tree Men
Assistant State Forestor Moody of
Wisconsin has been a visitor at tho
university for the past fow dayB, and
in the meantime hns delivered lecturos
to the members of tho student body of
the department of forestry on tho art
Mr. Moody is a classmate of Pro
fessor Phillips of the forest depart
ment and several former Nobrasknns
have been in his employ in tho gov
ernment forest work In tho northern
GIRLS GIVE FORMALS,
BUT 00TJ0T EXPENSE
PLAN TO LIMIT ELABORATENE88
OF ANNUAL PARTIE8.
FRESHMAN HOP NEXT SATURDAY
LOWER CLA88MEN ACTIVE.
Chairman Clark Hard at Work
Make First Year Dance a Suc
cess Big Committee
Rigid simplicity will mark tho for
mal parties to bo givon by tho nine
university sororities this spring. While
not following tho stop taken by tho
fraternities In reducing tho numbor
of formats one-half, tho glrlH have
made radical reductions In tho expen
sive character of tho entertainments.
Tho mOvomont In favor of cutting
Members of the Two Lower Classes ,inu, i ,,ln)mrnn ohnrnnfor f ,..
Are Busy Looking for Candidates. fornmi nnrtles has boon felt bv tho
While the campaign for political Irs for flOVOrfti months nast. Tho
honors !b busy in tho Benior class In actlonB of ttlo mon In nbollBhlng tho
tho threo-corhered race betweon W. A.annual ,mrty nnd flubBttutlng for it n
Jones, Joss Clark and J. A. Scotnoy, bjennlnl affalr by oath organization
tho under classmen aro busy trying to pavGd tho wny for tho glr,B, raovo
Tho girls' council consldorod the
find somo ono to run for tho pros!
dency In the lower classes. At pres
ent no ono has announced any inten
tion of innnlng for the presidency in
the Junior class. The members of this
class are quiet regarding tho outlook
and Interest has waned among tho
third year students. In tho sophomore
class the action is hot and several
men are busy seeking enough support
ers so that thoy can announce them
selves. Rumor has it that a prom
inent Frnt man has intentions on the
freshman presidency, but as yet feolB
that ho has an Insufficient amount of
support to warrant an nctlve cam
THREE INDOOR MEET8.
First of the Annual Indoor Meets at
the Gymnasium to Be Held
The nnnual Indoor meets of the uni
versity will bo held in a short tlmo.
Tho first of these meets will bo held
February R. This 1b known as tho
"barb" meet. The next meet will bo
the Inter-frat meet, which will bo held
February 11. The winners of theso
meots will contest for the school cham
pionship in the events on Charter Day,
which Is February 1R. The first two
of theso meets will bo followed by In
formal dances. Tickets good for all
three of those events will be sold for
7Rc. Theso tickets 'will entitle the
bearer of them to enjoy the dances
Tho winners of tho various events
will be given medals and ribbons in
accordance with tho custom estab
lished In tho past Tho events for
theBo moots will bo 2R-yard dash, fonco
vault, pole vault, shot put, high Jump,
high kick, rope climb, nnd relay race.
Tho inter-frat meet will also include
SENIOR PLAY 18 PICKED.
matter at a series of meotlngs and
tho decision wjib that tho tlmo had not
como for cutting tho numbor qf
dnnceB. It was decided, howovor, to
strictly limit the expenditure at the
Cut Down Expenses.
In seeking to moot tho domand for
less elaborateness, tho girls havo
ontored Into an agroomont which pro
vides for the abolition of tho usual
supper, for tho non-uso of decoration
or favors, and for tho substitution of
paper for loathor programs.
Tho Hiippor question has bcon an
aggravation at formals, both proms
and prlvnto affairs. It has generally
boon consldorod more or less of a
nulsanco, and In somo instances has
been dispensed with by particular or
ganizations. Tho girls now agree to
servo nothing but punchy Ices, and
Decorations at tho Lincoln, where
all formals aro hold, are considered
uboIobs, and this Item mot with littlo
opposition., Tho favors will also be
rigidly excluded and loathor programs
are given the ban, although no limit
Is put oh the elaborate character of
tho paper lists.
What They 8ay.
"Wo doji't Want to abolish the for
mal," said one of. tho girls. "Wo like
to soo tho boys on their good be
havior on co In a while, and it Booms
as though formals are so much moro
dignified than other dances. Ono en
joys a really dignified function onco
in a while.
"By cutting out tho most useless
expensed, we havo reduced the causo
for objection to tho formals to a largo
degree We realize that the formals
havo been carried to extremes, but we
believe that the rules just adopted
will enablo us to continue them with
out justifying any of tho criticism
which has been caused in tho past.
With tho new regulations tho cost of
a formal will bo very materially re
duced, not coming to much moro than
an ordinary dance."
Freshman Dance Saturday.
The next university dance on the
boards Is the .freshman hop scheduled
for next Saturday nlght Frank
Clark, chairman of the hop, Is pushing
the sale of tickets and hopes to make
tho ovent fully up to tho usual stand
ard of success maintained by first year
bops. ProfesBor and Mrs. Phillips are
to be tho chaperones of tho dance.
Walt's orchestra, as usual, will fur
nish tho music.
I Eugene Holland is master of cere-
Choice of Committee to Be Announced
at Meeting of Class Thursday.
Tho senler play has been picked.
Tho committeo under tho chairman
ship of Paul Yates has made its choice
of a drama to bo presented Juno 14.
With the assistance of MJss Alice
Howell, who is to coach the produc
tion, the committee examined a large
number of plays and picked that which
seemed best fitted to tho peculiar
needs of the class. The play is some
thing different from anything ever be
fore attempted by a Benior class. It
Is strictly a modorn play, up-to-date
in composition and in scene. The
caste Is large and tho opportunity for I moneB of the hop, and tho following
a display or dramatic laieni is excel- are Cn the committeo: John Bushnell.
flees to be one of the blggost of the.1 morning.
Tho name of tho play and other de
tails will bo announced In tho commit
tee's report, to tho class tomorrow
Leon Warner, Hi
Prlnco, Ed Murphy, Roberts, - McCaf
ferty, W. E. Smith, Luclle Belli Mary
Bobbins, Mis Hamer, Mlsa Tiyter
Mies Fair, Miss Robinson.
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