The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 01, 1910, Image 1
T j , ,t t ' t' I. , J ' . v r ,&,&r 4. I , - fi ' I f I Vol. IX. No. 89. UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 1910. Price 5 Cents. l be ail? flebraefean CHANCELLOR SPEAKS ON EFFECTS OF SALOONS CITY UNDER MORAL OBLIGATIONS TO PARENTS OF STUDENTS. DRY CITY INCREASES STUDENTS Chief Asset of University Is GoodsWIII of People Students Draw Mil lions More Into City than Before. Chancellor Avery of. the University of Nebraska, Row Dean R. Lolnnd and Sam A. Mahood, '10, delivered ad dresses ut the First Presbyterian church Sunday morning upon the Im portance of the university to tho city ot Lincoln, and tho importance of a "dry" town to the student body. They all spoke from the standpoint of their own exnerience. Mr. Mahood con trasted present condition at the school with those of four yearB ago. He said ho was sure that the Btudents were fur better, morally, than they have ever been In the past. Chancellor Avery said in part: "T feel that as an employe of tho stato Jt 1b not fitting for mo to take any part or exert any influence In re gard to any statewide movement, but I also feel that ns an employe of the state I can, with propriety, express myself freely In regard to a local mat ter In which the institution which I serve Is so vitally concerned. "There are, perhaps, those who lmaglne.that.though a city may llconso forty or fifty places for the sale of liquor within a stone's throw of thou sands of students, the authorities of the university can provent any serious contamination to the student body. I will admit that In the past our stu dents have been, I bellevo, considering tho circumstances, remarkably freo from tho demoralizing influence of the saloon, but I will say further that the university authorities have not been entitled to very much credit for this condition, altfiougTmieyTTave exerted their Influence to this end In every legitimate way. We receive at tho university the best young people of the state. The high school and the church send their tribute, the saloon never sends anyone. Generally speak ing wo get relatively few students from those In sympathy with tho saloon, except In the case of some of our foreign population who, while they patronize the saloon to somo extent, are more Immune than Americans to the contagion of Its vlloness. Even these people nre more than glad to have their children away from Its, In fluence during their period of study. I never yet heard of a man objecting to his boy studying In a place freo from temptation, Thereforo I say tho fact that in times past student Wo has been relatively so pure, clean and decent, has not been much to. tho credit of Lincoln, and not very much credit of ub professors, but owing to ttio tact tnai me iiuiuy inmiumioo ui thp places -fromwhonco tho students came were pure and clean. "if the student came from a town vlth saloons, the homo, church, and school had protected lilm from their contamination. Therefore we are un' der every sort of moral obligation to the homes that send students here, to continue In Lincoln conditions ff life which will In every way represent a perpetuation of the best conditions which have helped to produce theso splendid young peoplo who are so jo'utnlng among us. I am now going to try to, appeal again to' the enlight ened iBOlflshnesB, of the business, niai; ,whbse training has been such that lie thinks most easily in dolla'rs and cents and by way of Introduction I am go ing to quote a little conversation that il'had Recently with former Chancellor 'MacLean, w(hom many will remember hb a former member of this church. He opened tho subject somewhnt like this: Nebraska Has Gained. " 'Have you read the statlatlcs given out by tho registrar of Columbia uni versity on registration for this fall, which sIiowb that Nebraska Is one of tho few Institutions of tho country that haB made n mnrked gnln In regis tration?' I replied that I had. Well, he said MiowVdo you account for It?' I went into soveral things that might possibly account for It to a certain extent, but I said finally that I thought perhaps the most important factor In tho increase of registration was the fact that Lincoln way a dry city, that the law "was strictly enforced, and that wo had a city administration of which every Nobraskan could bo proud and that I verily believed civic' condi tions in Lincoln were about as clean and decent as In any city In the coun try or In the world. Chancellor Mac Lean said, 'Ah, I see It easily, that would account for the situation.' Let me say In this connection that- this has been an off year In tho registra tion of institutions. Missouri Is at a stand-still; Kansas has made a very slight gain; Iowa has lost in registra tion; Minnesota has lost In spite of the fact that its appropriations nro now just about double the appropriations thnt we receive. Compared with other Institutions hnvlng an equal number of students, Nebraska is doing business on relatively poor financial support. but at the present moment tho right civic conditions in the city of Lincoln mean more to the university than largo appropriations out of which wo might secure a splendid campus and magnificent buildings. "The chief asset of any stato univer sity is tho good will and the confi dence of the people of tho stato. This is determined very largely by tho op portunities for the development of character on tho part of tho students. The peoplo of tho state havo shown their increasing confidence in tho con ditions that exist In Lincoln by the Increasing extent to which they are sending tlieir sons and daughters horo for educntlon. I have often noticed, however, that It always takes time for a knowledge of conditions to permeate a great mass of the people, and espe cially for a consciousness of good con ditions, for a knowledge of evil goes with lightning rnpldlty, whllo a con sciousness of good somotlmes moves at snail's pace. Hence I believe if Lincoln becomes permanently known ns a dry city and a clean city, if all abominations are permanently ban ished from her midst, that tho effect on the people of tho stato will bo seen Increasing In geomotrlc ratio. I firm ly liellcve from my study of tho tem perament of tho peoplo of the state, that If tho present policy continues permanently we shall havo In five nyors a thousand more students In the university than wo-shall havo If we again admit to tho city evil condi tions ns now proposed, worso than thosp which have been banished. If this estimate bo correct, if theso thousand extra students draw to tho city their quota of population, their quota of families to settle here, and the increased appropriations thnt are bound to come through Increased con fidence, it will result, at n conservative estimate, In nn expenditure of a mil lion dollars a year more In Lincoln than If tho city decides to perpetuate its old policy of licensing tho saloon. "I have spolceh, by arrangement with Dr. Lqland, largely on the busi ness side. I would not havo you think for a moment that I consider this the most importing side. ' jvbujjl rather that tho unlversfty ' hay fewer stu dents than It has now, and that tho business of tho city be less; If It wore necessary In order to maintain high standards of scholarship and ethics, If It wero a matter of choosing, I would rather that the university turn Continued on Page 4 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR 1910 ANNOUNCED six GAMES ANNOUNCED, WITH ANOTHER P088IBILITY. HASKELL HERE ON THANK SOI VINO DAY Ames Is the Big Game of the Season on the Local Gridiron, With Kan sas and Minnesota to be Play ed Away from Home. At last the student body is to know what is In Btoro for tho Cornhuskor football team next fall.' The schedule as announced by Manager Eager Is composed of six games, with a sev enth game to be added some time in tho near future. Tho game of most Interest Is tho Thnnksglvlng game, which will bo played at Lincoln with tho Huskoll In dians. This gnme was ono of tho hardest on tho schedule last fall and It was flnnlly loft to tho Cornhuskor management to accept this dato with the Indians or play a gamo away from home with the Manhattan Aggies on Turkey Day. Ames Comes Here. The annual game with the Amcrf Aggies will bo played this year at Lin coin, and this Is perhaps tho hiost Im portant gamo of tho homo season. Last year no gamo was scheduled with the AgBies, but this year relations on tho gridiron will again bo resumed be tween the two schools. Tho Cornhuskors Journey next year to the northland, where they meet the Gophers at Minneapolis on tho second 'Saturday In October. Tho following week Is open, and negotiations nro still on to plny a gamo with some team of the Big Eight, If poBslblo Illi nois, at Omaha, or Denver will bo brought hero on this dato. Tho Nebraska team will also havo to Journey Into Kansas next x fall, where they will meet tho Jnyhawkers on their homo grounds. This Is nec- eBsary, as Kansas has played In Lin coln for tho paBt two years and It Is noccssary to play p. return game on the .Tayhawker territory. First Grime October 8. The first game of tho season Is on tho homo field October 8 with South Dakota. Tho next week th1 team goes to Minneapolis to piay tho GopherB, and then the following Saturday Is, as yet an open date. On tho last Satur day In October, Doano cornea to Lin coln for a practice gamo for the Corn- huskerB. On November & tno team goes to Lawrence, Kan., for tho an nual game with tho Jayhnwkers. The next week Ames comes to Lincoln. Tho noxt Saturday no gnme will be played by the Cornhuskors and then on Turkey Day tho Cornlniskors moot tho Indians from tho Haskell Institu tion. Tho schedule ns announced Is a well balanced schedule nnd ono which It Is believed will not cause tho re sult of tho season of 1908. As a rule tho team has a better chance to rest 'after a hard game nnd this with a period of twelve days after tho Ames gamo for tho coaches to point the men for tho Haskell game makes one of tho best balanced, schedules that the Cornhusker football men have ever had to play. The schedule Is as' follows: Oct. 8 South Dakota, at Lincoln. Oct. 15 Minnesota at Minneapolis. Oct. 22 Open. OcL 29 Doano at Lincoln. Nov. 5 Kansas at Lawrence1. , Npv, 12 Amos at Lincoln. Nov. 15 No gairie". ' Nov24 Haskell at Lincoln (Tliah,kglvlng), '. Your car fare would pay for a nice lunch at the Boston Iiunch. ' Whj go home?! ' ' .'.?, ' - L08T B00K8 FOUND. Many Careless Students on Campus. In a recent round-up of lost and stolon books, about thirty woro found In tho unlvorHlty library. Theso liaoktf are Baved and tho owners may havo them by Identifying their property. Because of tho number of nanioH found in samo bookB It 1b Impossible to no tify tho rightful owner. ANOTHER COMET DISCOVERED But tho Wanderer Can Bo 8cen Only Through Powerful Telescopes. E. S, Hayncs, instructor in astron omy at tho University of Missouri, recolved n telegram this wook an nouncing tho discovery of a now comet by tho astronomor Vldeux, February 20. .The comet Is very dim and can bo Been only through powerful tele scopoH. It Is not probable that It will become Wight enough to bo soon with the naked oe. At sunsot It Is about thirty degrees above tho southwestern horizon VI8ITOR8ARE "8HOCkED." Door Knobs In Benton Hall Connected to. Electric Wires. Visitors on tho second floor of Bon ton Hall are now being frequently "shocked.)" A. J. Durant, a freshman In tho collego of agriculture, and W. L. Durnnt, a froshninn In tho school of engineering, who llvo in room 11, Benton Hall, connected tho current of their electric llghis to tho door knob. As a result students -wore shocked wIiom they woio Invited Into tho room. About sjx of the victims got revongo by wrlng their door knobs nnd shock Ir g others. Visitors now wear gloves "vllen tHeJr' o"pbn the doors on tho sec ond floor. Dally MlBsourlnn. AGRICULTURISTS MEET Address by Professor E. A. Wilcox. The Agricultural Club mot at tho Tepiplo Saturdny night. Tho clhb Was addressed by Profosaor J2. A. Wilcox LtlieBchQoLQfagrJcultureTlio)rQ! fossor talked on seeds. He gave many statistics on tho per cent of gcrmlnn tlon of soedB sent out by tho govern ment and various seed houses. He said farmers "wore taking nn Interest in this matter and woro domundlng a guarantee from seed Arms before pur chasing seed for their crops. Tho club will enjoy a social even ing with their friends Friday evening, March 12, at tho Phi Delta Thota house, 1504 S streof. Refreshments woro served nftor tho business meet ing. BIG MASS MEETING TONIGHT. Democrats Will Gather In Memorial Hall. " , A largo democratic mnss mooting will be hold In Memorial hall tonight Under tho ausplcos of the Unlvorsify Democratic Club. TIiIb will ho the first of a series of such meetings that are to be hold from now on until the end lot tho present school year. Tho object In holding tho meetings Is to get all university democrats interest ed and to expound democratic princi ples. , This, meeting 1b tho outcome of tho mcetlng-of university men at tho Lin coln hotel last, wook nnd tho organiza tion of a university democratic club. This club doclared Itself in favor of Governor Shnllenborger and' Is going to work for his. re-election. Hon. .Richard L, ,Metcalfo and Mr Arthur P. Mullen .will speak at the meeting this evening. Both or these gentlemen are very prominent speak ers both In and out of politics. " , Chancellor on Program. Chancellor Avery has been placed on the program of the Bummer session Of the Ohio State University.!! is to'Rlvo several' lectures.' ' MASQUERADE WILL BE GIVEN BY SENIORS - LONG LOOKED FOR EVENT WILL BE HELD MARCH 12. THE COMMITTEE IS HARD AJ WORK It Is the Hope of Senior Glass to Make the Senior Masquerade an Annual Affair Such Masquerades at Other 8chools Big Events, Tho- long lopked for Bonlor mas quorado will bo hold Snturday ovon Ing, March 12, 1910. Jt will bo tho most olnborato affair of tho kind that Huh over been held at tho university. It has been a Rood meany yours since thoro has been a masquorado given by the members of a clasu, at louBt none of tho present student body can remember Buch un event. All or the clauB of 1910 aro looking forward to thla function with much an ticipation. As nono of tholr predeces sors for many yoars havo attomptcd anything of tho kind, It Ib believed by those backing tho movement that It will be a pleasant Innovation. It is thought that it will bo a means of bringing the members of tho clnss closer together und strengthenlngTho spirit or the chiBB. Novel Function. , Tho senior bnsquorado promises to bo a most novel and pleasant function In every way. It la not to bo lornml In. any Bcnso of tho word, and will bo very Inexpensive. ' Tho committee is hnrd at work planning stunts. Thoy arc dotermlncd to havo the most novol nnd unlquo entertainment that Has qvor been given hero and nro sparing nothing to make it a success Tho coBtumos will bo Inoxponslvo and can bo mado fa a very short time. Somo-of-tho-glrlB-nro-buslly-pIannlng- thoir costumes now, nnd it is thought thu.t somo very novol offects will bo the result, Tho girls in tho different sororities nro preparing a largo vari ety of beautiful costumes. Thoro will also be a large number of comical and humorous costumcB worn. Not a Couple Affair. Another Innovation in connection with tho mnsquorado Is the fact thnt a argo numbor of tho glrla nro planning to go without escorts, mo incK oi an oscort has at various tlmea provont ed a lnrgo number of people from at tending somo university function. This will be done away with at the sonior ; masquerade. Tho glrlB aro already planning to go In llttlo groups by themselves This will not only make it possible for ovory girl In tho class to nttend tho function, but It will puzzlo tho men In tho class. " ' It is a goneVal custoyn nt mas- ', querndes for somo couple to arrange their costumes together. Not so at tho. sqnlortfnasquerado. Tho men will know none of tho girls, nor will they' know each othor. This is expected to' result In much merriment and fun n)dklng and will promote a spirit ot gopd ' fellowship and "congeniality among tho seniors, t Thoro will ho a very restricted sale of tickets In order to provent any out siders from coming in. No one but seniors ' will' be admitted. All of yio masKs will be removed at ton-thirty, and tho rest of the evening will he spent in Jollification and dancing. , - , Drfari at Indianapolis. Dean Fordyce is at Indianapolis at tending the national convention of su perintendents and principals, Ho left Friday, golttg by way of St. Louis, . where he stopped for a couple of dayst He expects tor return the first or noxt nrnnlr " ' week.