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Vol IX. No. 69.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, UlNCQLN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 1910.
Price 5 Cents.
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SECRET FRATERNITY FINALLY
DECIDES TO" QUIT
ACTION OF CHANCELLOR IN
MEMBERSHIP OF ORGANIZATION
HAS BEEN SOUGHT FOR
The Nebrn'skn chapter of Thota Nu I
Epsilon has ceased to exist. So far
as the undergraduato members of tho
organization aro concerned tho fra
ternity will no longer have any part In
This Is tho statemont made yester
day afternoon to Chancellor Avery by
xi committee" of T.'N.'E. undergradu
ates. "Those men called upon tho chan
cellor to officially notify him In be
half of the organization that It had
decided to withdraw from Its peculiar
position In university undergraduato
life. - .
The decjsloji of the fraternity to
lTimndon its organization resulted di
rectly from recent,, action, of tho chan
cellor dirocted towards tho discovery
and making public of tho membership
of the fraternity. As a rosult of tho
antl-T. N. fi. agitation of InsC Bpring
tho university senate passed iegtsla:
tlon which made publicity pf society
membership -'compulsory. Acting un
der, this rule, the chancellor recently
took steps to ascertain rind make' pub
lic the membership of Theta Nu Ep
silon. 'This brought tho members of
tho fraternity to a realization of their
position and tho decision to disband
was the rosult of their deliberation.
Foilbwlng Is tho offlclnl statement
Issued by tho chancellor's office.
"A committee representing tho un
dergraduates belonging to tho Thota
Nu Epsilon called on Chancellor
.Avery thla afternoon unit reported that
the organization had ceased to exist
ns JnV as the undergraduates nro con--.corned.
undergraduates have not been meet
JngwJthrthograduatea.an(lJittvojiaw, renched tho conclusion that tho main
mining or their organization sorves no
useful purpose. Tho 'Chancellor wus
further Informed that tho organization
as it had existed pt-oyloya, totho. dis
banding was an entirely Informal one
Without charter, and without regular
ity elected officers., xTlio committee
'consisted of two young men In whoso
jgood fnith tho chancellor has nUcon
lUlenco, and ho assured them that ho
' ValUO.S ,ffK -',;. i . h , t
"Tho immediate "cause of this movo
on tho.partr-of tho .society was tho
ncUjm of the chancollor In causing; a
fartp' ho made of the mombors of each
' secret organization In;, accprdanco
with thd sonnto rule ot Inst spring
which requiresthat all organizations
of 'tho university shall furnish a list
of their student members,- Some of the
T, N. H.'mon woro liablo' to expulsion
from their regular, fraternities If. their
itfembferTifiT became" "known, This,
along with the bitter opposition to
wards their organization on the part
of, tho-student body, caused tho. mom
bors. to vote to "disband p'ermnnentjy."
Glad, to Dlsbjind:
That tio action of th socletyis-not
eiilir.oly forcoil Is ljadlcq.ted by the
statement made yesterday by 'one o(
Its membqrs, "I nm tired and sick of
tho whol'o thing," he said. "For thq
basketball; armory, tonight
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ORGANIZATION IN NEBRASKA
SEEKING TO MAKE PUBLIC .THE
RESULTS IN ACTION WHICH
YEARS BY OPPOSITION
past year every time I have turned
around or tried to do nnythlng, ItTins
been charged that It was a Tr N. E.
movement. I' couldn't do a thing with
out their getting after mo."
, This Is said to represent the opin
ions of BeveraKmember-ofj'tirbvgroup.
Membership In TtfTE. is absolutely
prohibited by sevoral of the regular
fraternities and this fact has aided
in tho discrediting and abandonment
of tho organization.
History of T. N. E.
The disorganization comes as the
climax of a fight against T. N. E.
which has been wiiged for years. The
fraternity hns existed at Nebraska
for many yonrs. During its cxlstence
lte Influence haB had varying strength,
novor being Insignificant. At one time,
In 1800, tho members of tho fraternity
burped their charter and signed an
agreement not to contlnuo the frater
nity In Nebraska. This agreement Is
still on file in tho chancellor's ofTlcc.
Nevertheless tho fraternities ' matii
talned a sub rosa organization from
that limo to tho present, nltho.ugh It Is
Bald that It never "grtln received a
charter from tho national ;prganizn
thm. Especially slnco 1004 has It
In 1908 a fight vas, made against tho
fraternity In connection with tho nth
lotlc board reform. Again In tho spring
of 1909 a vigorous attempt was mndo
to curtail the activities of the society.
This resulted In tho senate action
which was finally ' responsible for the
A Pernicious Society.
-Thetn Nu Epsilon hasbeenrqcog-
nlzed for a number of years as a per
His members havo beon members -of-
tho regular fraternities and It Is pre
sumed to ho an inter-frnternlty organ
ization, although occasionally others
hove been admitted. .During tho lust
flfteon yoafvits influence has been on
tho decline' and In a nuntbor or uril
Y.ersltles It- lias bepn forced out of ex
istence. ' , i
In collogo affairs tho influence of
T. N. E. has been exerted for tdo
cnQflt-j)f its mombera and In frb
quent Insfapcosln a wayharmful totlio
host Interests of tho school -as awholo
Other , frnternltles havojn many In
Htnnces opposed tho organization bo
.cause of Ub parasitic influenco on tho
regulars. A tv least? flvo-Nebraska fra
tprnities nt presorit havo prohibited
their members alsoA)elonglng toT. N.
E.," but this, prohibition las not In all
cases been respected.
An Interestina Chapter.
Ono of tho most Interesting. chP
ters of local T. N. E. history was the
dlBbandment of tho fraternity In 1890.
At that tlmfe Chaucellor Cnnfleld be
enmo 'Convinced thrft rthd prgaulza'tldn
had u bndlnfiUQjico upon tho universi
ty and ho took "steps to force Its with
drawal from the school. He Biimmar
lly threatened to dismiss all mpmbejrs
of tho wploty from the university if
the chaTTer woro hot rovoked. Accord
ingly a pledge was daYn tip Mid sjgned
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by sovon known raemhors' of the so
ciety, Bomo of whom have slnco bo
come prominent citizens of the state.
The pledgd Is ntf follows:
"Wo, the undersigned, hereby do
clnro upon our honor that the socloty
known as Theta Nu Epsilon was dis
solved last night, that Its charter shall
bo destroyed, and that wo and othor
mcifibers of tho society who have
beon our associates will not servo tho
society or any organization similar to
At that tlmo It Was believed that tho
career of tho fraternity at Nobrnska
Avas closod, but it soon becamo ovldont
that this was not so. Its activities
swero for sovbral years sovoroly cur
talTeirTnid Its membership was for tho
first time kept practically an absolute
secret. It Is not known whether tho
organization really continued as a
chapter of the national organization
or Theta Nu Epsilon, or whether it ex
isted solely as a local brunch of con
genial spirits. But exist It did and
since 1004 It has again played an no
tlvo part In unlvorslty undergraduate
NEBRASKA WINS FIRST
AMES AQGIE8 HUMBLED BY THE
8CORE OF 24 TO 21.
CAPTAIN PERRY STAR Of THE CAME
The Nebraska Five Shows Good Team
Work and This Factor Wins the
Game for Cornhuskers "
' Jones in Game.
Fighting back and .forth with tho
result always In -doubt until the end
nf tho lnnt. Iinlf Anion nnrl MntirnaUn
"::";.:"," . : .. :::::
uici uii iiiu iuuiu uuur Jiibi uvuuuig
and a final victory of the Cornhuskers
was tho result. Sensational gqau'hoot
lng on tho part of Nebraska, men in
tho last half and tire good team work
In (ho first half won the game for tho
16cal flvo. ' ,
W4th tho score at tho end of tt'
first half 11 to'O In favor of the Aggiba
teraskaBliot goals with more oaso
and won outsjn tho. final half ,by a
talri Perry for the CornhuBkers was
ptlmcs he draw tho applause of tho
prowd by his star vgoal-Bhooting ahd
bspeclally when In tho first half ho
scored tho first two points for NobVaa
ka by a oue.-hnnded throw over his
back.. , t
r ' ' Nebraskaastf - - .
X ,In thooj)pnlng;of'tho:flrBt(lmlf N.er
braska fairly playejj tho Agglos off
Iholr fe'ot and kopt tho ball down un
der tho Nobraskn goat nearly the en-jtlre-hulfc
kot kopt tho Nobraskascoro do'wri in
.thrs4ialfTJmo after tlmo Nobras--
ka would miss tho basket ly a narrow
margin. The Aggies were prevented
from scoring by tho fast work of tho
local flvo and in this part of tho game
fhe CornhTiskors outpointed! thd visit
ors throughout tho wholo game.
Ames was the first team tp acore
and It was quickly followed by n bas
ket for tho Cornhuskbrs. Tho Corn
huskers'thenjjusuch spirit into the
gnmo that tho visitors could not hold
out against them. Schmidt,, Nebras
ka's right ro'rwaruyplayed l hard
luck- throughout tho whole'' first half.
Often with, a fine chance to throw a
goal tho ball would bounce out of tho
basket. The i Aggies five scored, when
eyor- it had a clianco and the, visitors
woro especially good in shooting goals.
rowi Acme's 8Wr.
' For Ames,. Brown left forward, was
ilho star. Throughout tho gnmo ho
kopt hltr guards busy and scored tho
largest number of Hold goals, flvo In
nil, while Porry, the Comhukor lott
forward, ran him a cloVo Hocond with
four field goals.
In the last halt Amos came baqk
strong,but tho team work or tho Corn
huskor flvo soon outclnssod the vlHlt
ors and tho result of tho gamo wna
soon detormlnod when Hutchinson,
who took the placo of Schmidt at
right forward In this half, Bhot three
iretty field goalH. Quickly followed
by this good work, Wood, tho No
brnska right guard dribbled the' bnll
Jhroo-fourllm tho length or the Held
and scored two moro points for bin
Ames throughout the gnmo used but
two substitutes, whllo Nobrnska tisod
three. HutchlnBon took tho plncq of
Schmidt at right forward at tho be
ginning of the second half and shortly
after tho hnlf bognn Amborson re
lieved Inger8oll at loft guard. ..lonos
took Wood's place at right guard short
ly afterward. Potrashok, at center,
easily outplayed his opponont, DoVolt
rup, nnd showod much bettor form
and aggressiveness than ho did In any
of tho games last year.
This was tho first big gamo that
Ambertson has over played In and he
dltplayt'ti romnrknblo ability In his
work at guard. Jonos also played with
a great doal of vim and kopt tho'
nt.uru 01 uiu viBiung live uown on.'BOV
eral occasions 'by his nggrosslTf play
ing. "Wdody" played with, his "usual
speed and was Into tlmgamo ovory
The team u rkOf t)io squad was
excellent and Jf tho Improvement
which the team has mndo slnco It
plnycd tho KansaB teams Is continued
It will attain win tho championship In
tho no'rthorn section of .tho Missouri
Valley nnd will also gvo Kansas a
hard run for championship honors.
Tho scoro nnd lineup was nu fol
IIIUH . - - - - - - . I I J
DoVoltrup, c rr" 1
Ilrown, I. f i... :'.'..... 5
Hornort, r. f '.'. '. . .;V(. 2
Moshor, l.g..... ...... ,,;.'... ..'i '
waiKor. r. g
Total, ....4. ;..,. 9
Nebraakn : '
PerryH.-g. . . 1 . .' :'. . 4
Schmidt, r. f... :...-..'
Hutchinson, r. f. V. , . ... ;j
Inorsoll, 1. g ;.!
Amhers'o'n, 1. g..... '..,.,., . 1
Wood, r. g. .,: ', 1
"UNCLE" JOE ,CANNON -HERE.
v tain With Novel 8tuhts.
-r Lastnight wns--'newmembora1-1:
night at tho Palindlari rooms In tho
Tomploi- Tho program waa given en
tirely by now members of tho organ
ization,, UjIs stunt being an annual
custom of tho'-club.
(inu it0rj.i.ug feature of. tho
oyonlng wns it symposium of national
cltaractern. This included Carrio Na
tk'n, 'TlK'odoru Rcosovelt, Uncle Joo
'Camion,, and Mother colohritles. An
other 'unlquo oven wiis a farcp by L.
C, Osterhout, ono Sf tho nowmombers?
it wna enuued "Tno Numeroua Mas
Iiurten," aftd ,'cnuaed merriment in its
Good mpsicnl numberrf comploted
tho piogram. ' .'
.Your car fare would pay for, a nicp
liinci at the Boston Lynch. Why go
F.-G: F. T."
CHINA A NATION OF '
A. A. OILMAN, 1888, SPEAKS ON( CE
SYSTEM Of COYERNMEHT IS JIHE
Former University- Man Addresses the
8tudents at a Speolal Convoca
tion on the Possibilities ,
1 of China Today.
A Biioolal convocation waa held yes'
torday afternoon nt flvo o'clock In
Memorial hall at which Mr. A. A, Oil
man, 1888, a returned mlBHlonary from
China, spoko. Ho-provod to. bo an In-
tor.oatlng speaker and gnvo n vory In
structlvo address upon China of .tho
present day. Ho Illustrated hjr talk
with noma ChlnoBo relics to show the
temper and aplrlt.of tho neoplo,
In part Mr. Oilman said:
"I come to you today as an ambaa-;'
sador of no monnnatlou. Contrary to
tho opinion dn.riuiny poo))lo aa to hor
relatlvo position among nations,, I can
say that .China la by no moans nt the
bottomor thoJIst. BociiuBo thlngB
aa fdtind In China aro so different from
othorvMtlona and tholr civilization
so dlfferohLfrom ours, wo think that
China Is backward. Thla foreign coun
try Is nolthor deaddor dying and la
ono of tho great nntlomKpf tho fuluro.
Homo sny uiat unriBtmniryNsCan-
never bo successful. However, In till
thoy are mistaken. Almost tho whole
of China la- situated In tho tempornto
zone. China could in hor good posi
tion support horaolf without drawing;
upon tho reBourcoB of any othor part
of tho world. In this rospbet China
could bo moro Independent, than, Amer
ica'. She has also a 'great natural' ad
vantage In transportation. TJits la
tho Yang Tso rlvoT which fiowa di
rectly through tho central part of the
country. This tlyor Is a groat, deep
rivor, which for six or moro months of
tho year can easily bo navigated by
tho largest yeBSola- now in use. -An;
other nntural advantage is their coal
and Iron deposits which nro woll dis
tributed and aro largely In tho hands
"Tho Chipcso aro a peoplo who havo
thoy uso. Tlioy enn bo taught vory
little about tho cultivation of rlco or
tho. use, ot Irrigation. Tlib people aro
a vory enduring racot Thoy are ablo
to do .more than any othor peoplo and
seem to bo almost Immuno from dis
ease, poverty and. hardship. -,
Ch.lna Has Advanced, , J""
"Peoplo havp tho idea, that Chiim'
has madp no advancement for ages..
Thla' Is not-true. China waa not always
thiriiWarompTl'o-WlUch' It is nowl'ThT
old natlonId nof extend south of
tile Yang-Tao-rivor: Tho-Chindso-In'
oar)y history spread put beyond their
bonders and by Intermarriage with thb
neighboring savage , rapes, raised . tho
civilization of thoso races and Incor
porated them in tlmo intoa greater
'Tbp.ChlhosVaro i vory mixed race.
This is ovldcnt by tho variation of,
face form ono sees ovprywhore. Thorp
are also many different languages, and
dialects in China, Thla is an Indica
tion or tho survival ,of thq aboriginal
race influenca.- However, in Chlhu
ono may bo iind,orstopd in a general
way by the use of ihjb court lapguagje
and, in somo places by tho colloquial
language. ' , ,7
. "It la hard to undortako to refprm
China lecausp of the various usoa, of,
her language. For many essential
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