The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 14, 1910, Image 1
'wjngyj' r- wptmHft -7&iivmmwfpr1v iV v s " rrt r "! t - p,i ftbe VoL IX. No. 137. UNIVERSITY ,OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN. SATURDAY, MAY 14. 1910. Price 5 Cent. 95SSpf V' 2) at Iv IRebrekart r 1 INTERRELATIONS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM CONCOMITTANT PHENOME NA TBAOED TO CAUSE. J100 WORTH Of TELEGRAMS Wildly Excited "Scientist" of Giltner, Nebraska, Sends Fif teen Hundred Word Tel egrams Broadcast. "The principle of gravitation is inadequate to explain the in terrelations of tho v solar system. These and the concommitant phenomena, including sunlight, may be referred to tho 'fact that all the bodies in the celestial uni verse floatjn a Bea of force and the impulses pulling them to gether arb duo to the relative pressures of tho atmospheres on tho surfaces of tho bodies." The above is a portion of a fifteen hundred word telegram sent to Professor Swezey of tho state university by Edgar D. Lynds, a "scientist" of Giltner, Neb. The telegram was received by the astronomical professor Friday .morning. Ho was unable to fit , the theories of the correspondent - .with the recognized laws of at mospheric pressure and stellar interrelations. In his opinion, the telegram was more likely to be of aid to the newspapers than to science. Lots of Calculation. The telegram enters into vari ous calculations, intended to dem onstrate tho truth of tho theo ries propounded. Iirone instance tho observer attempts to show that by calculating the various atmospheric densities, the tem peratures of the bodies in the solar system may be calculated, and that tho phenomena of sun light may be referred to tho fact that the pressure of tho atmos phere on the sun is so much greater than that on tho earth that the heap engendered in that body is that much tho greater. So also, the temperature of tho earth, due solely to tho atmos pheric pressure, would bo much higher at the equator than at the poles, since the poles do not have tho direct prossuro of tho atmosphere which is experienced at the center of tho earth's sur face. Out Broadcast. Tho theory presented is very .involved, but it seems to rest on tho assumption that the pressure exerted on the surface of celestial bodies is reflected in force, the force so given off .being tho prin ciple of attraction commonly known as gravitation. Tho posi tive reaction of the solar gases, says the discoverer, must deplete tne space between the sun and earth of its gaseous contents more rapidly than can tho" nat ural pressure of interstellar space make good the deficiency. So there is always a suction of gases into this area; which in turn draws at the earth and the BASEBALL - SOUTH DAKOTA - sun at the ends of tho area. Not satisfied with sending a fifteen hundred word telegram to Professor Swezey, tho "scien tist" of Giltner sent thorn out broadcast liko handbills. Tho Stato Journal received one, one was sent to tho Smithsonian in stitute, oho to the Scientific American and one to a Mr. Thompson of New York. Tho cost of sending these messages aggregated about $100. SOPHOMORE HOP SATURDAY Second Year Glass Will Give Their Last Dance at the Lincoln. The tickets for tho sophomore hop havo been selling rapidly, and now they are practically all sold. The only tickets that are now on Bale are thoso that have been ordered and not paid for. Absolutely no tickets are being reserved and those persons who have ordered tickets will havo to pay for them at once. As the sale of tickets was lim ited, the ball room will not be crowded, and it is thought that tho dance will be ono of the most successful of the year." Only one raoro dance will be given at the Lincoln hdtel this year, the freshman hop,- which will bo given cno week later. NEBRASKA SENT SUBJECT. Met and Decided Upon Question to Submit. s Nebraska this morning sent to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa universities, tho other members of "the Central Debating League, a proposed question for the annual contests of the league next December. A conference was held last evening at Professor Fogg's of fice, at which a number of fac ulty members were present, be sides the members of tho univer sity debating board and a num ber of students, at which tlie question was discussed. There were a number of suggested questions, but tho ono chosen was considered the most appro priate by a largo number. It will bo published later. TRACK TEAM TO KANSAS Fifteen Men Accompanied Coach Oherrington Yesterday. Tho Nebraska track team left yesterday at 1 o'clock for Kan sas City, where they arrived last night. This morning they go to Lawrence, wherp they meet the Kansas track team in their an nual meet. Tho men who were taken on the trip were: Captain Burke, Reed, Amberson, Davis, Ankony, Rico, Clark, Milek, Anderson. Shonka, Gibson, Graham, Mun son, Fleming, Flack, Powers and Coach Cherrington. The. team is ' composed' mostly of now men and the" result of the meet is much in doubt. JAYHAWKERS HERE FOR TENNIS MEET TODAY PLAY WILL BEGIN AT TEN AND CONTINUE ALL DAY. NEBRASKA WAS HANDICAPPED Courts Have Been Inadequate Weaverling, Smith, Pierce, Os- terhout, Soudder, Hubbel to Play Chairs for Spectators. The third annual Nebraska Kansas tennis tournament will begin this morning at 10 o'clock. Tho motches will bo played on the three now doublo courts west of tho library, which arc tho best courts -that tho. Univorsity of 'Ne braska has ever had. AH indicatipns point to the most interesting' tennis match that has-ever been held in this city. If it were, not from the fact that tho Nebraska men have been handicapped all season for tho courts upon which to prac tice, their chances of winning would be very favorable, as tho team will bo composed of experi enced players who have made records in past play. Tho Kan sas aggregation is also made up of veterans and can bo counted on to play high class tennis. Nebraska Entries. Tho try-outs have been in progress for the past week, and the following men have been chosen 'to represent tho local in stitution today: Singles Weavorling, Smith, Pierco and Soudder. Doubles Osterhout and Hub bel, Smith and Scudder. Tho Nebraska point winners will bo given "N's" by tho ath letic association. This is a cus tom that has been carried out since these intorcollcgiate matches began three years ago. Thus the men on the team are very desirous of winning points in tho tournament and receiving a letter. Chairs will be placed around the courts so that the spectators will bo able to sit down while tho matches are in progress. The co-eds are expected to turn out in full force, as this is a sport" that is as popular with tho wo men as with the men. Tho sale of tickets has hnon large, and it'is. expected" that the tennis association will bo enabled to pay all tho expenses of the meet. The tournament will be in progress all day and specta tors can come and go as they please.. BANQUET A SUO.OESS. Toasts and Impromptu Readings by Members. Tho Dramatic Club Jield a ban quet .in tho banquet hall of the Temple Thursday evening. Yale Holland presided as toastmaster. About .thirty members were pres ent, which" number would have been increased it is believed had it not been for the smallpox scaro and tho consequent change of date and place Impromptu roadinga wore re sponded to by Miss Bashio Tully, Miss Bcrnico O'Kiof, Byrne Mar ccllus and S. P. Dobbs. The toasts were rosponded to as fol lows: Paul Yates, "Tho Work of tho Club"; Searl Davis, "Tho Glub from tho Standpoint of an Alumnus"; Miss Howell, "A Dream for tho Future of tho Dra matic Club." As this was tho last social meeting of tho club for tho school year, tho meeting was closed by sincrinir "Auld Lane Syno," out of sentimont for tho seniors and their connection with the club. As ono member puts it, it brought homo forcibly tho fact that petty strife and jeal ousy among tho mombers is the worst, thing for an organization of this kind and that magnani mity and truo loyalty aro the only basis upon which a club of this kind can havo a lasti foundation. NEW SIDEWALK. Six-Foot Cement Walk North of Campus. A six-foot cement sidowalk is bing built along tho ontiro north side of tho univorsity campus. This is a much needed improve ment, as there has been no walk of any kind along this sido. Thorn formerly was not much use for one, as the only gate on that sido was a wagon one, but since the new athletic field has beon in use a wplk will bo much appreci ated. COMET NOW AT REST As Bright as It Will Become. Professor Swezey of tho de partment of astronomy says that Halley's comet is now as bright as it is likely to become, provid ed tho watcher views it at the right time in the morning and under favorable conditions. The comet itself, appearing above the horizon about 3:30 a. m., is vis ible until tho brightening sky just before sun-up causes it to fade from sight. Tho tail stream ing in a southernly and upward direction from tho horizon is readily discernablo to the naked eye, and watchers say that it is well worth tho inconvenience of tumbling out of bed at that early hojur. Tho comet is now rapidly ap proaching tho sun, preparatory to swinging around it as ono end of its 75-year course through the heavens. Next Wednesday even ing about 10 o'clock, standard time for this locality, the comet will come between tho earth and the sun. Thd tail streaming out directly away from the sunJ will be' directly in the path of the earth which planet will pass through it. Those "who will sit un oxnefitincf to snr nnmn nnlnnfinl phenomena, such as brilliant fiilM ing meteors, aro likely to be dis appointed. . In all 'likelihood no evidence wili )e observed by the ordinary person that the earth is enveloped in ,the tail. SOUTH DAKOTA IS THE GORNHUSKERS' FOE TODAY NEBRASKA DETERMINED' TO MAKS UP FOR DEFEATS. STRENGTH IF COYOTES UfiKOWfl South Dakota Team Though Handed the Sioux City Team a Victory After Having Them Blanked in Ninth Lining. Today tho Coyotes from South Dakota aro duo tOincot tho Corn huskors on tho athletic field. Tho Coyotes aro strong and arc plan ning on making this game, the climax in their contests with tho Cornhuskers. On tho other hand, tho Nebraska men aro determined wiiu mo gamo snail result in a victory for tho Scarlet and Cream; Last fall tho South Dakota football team came down full of r vim and vigor and nearly swept the Cornhuskers off their foot. As it was, tho gamo .rbsultcd in a tio score. Lastf Saturday tho Nebraska men carao back-at tho Coyotes in tho thrce-cornorcd track meet at Sioux City, but lost the meet to tho northerners by ono point. Today tfio Cprn husker baseball team is determ ined that they will even things up and trim tho South Dakota bunch. Coyotes Are Strong. At tho present time the Coyoto line-up has not been given 'out, rnd the strength of tho team ha91 not boon fully determined. It is known though that tho South Dakota boys have a strong - ag gregation. A short time ago tho pupils of Coach Whitmoro went up against tho Sioux City West ern leaguo team and held thcm7 down to a gooso egg for nin innings. Tho Dakotans in. tho moanlirao scored ono runy Iri tho last of tho ninth, with two men gono, tho Coyotes went up in tho air and before they land ed the Packers had scored two runs end won the game. Tho boys from Dakota depend a great deal on Moo, who is touted as being one of the best college pitchortf in the west. 'Ho pitched for the team against tho Sioux City. Jcam when they were defeated by the 2 to 1 score, and he is expected to mako monkeys out of tho Cornhuskers, On the other hand the Nebras ka men are determined to win this gamo and they are' going to fight to tho finish. Tho team Will have the same-line'nipsar when it went on tho eastern trip. The Jine-up will" bo as fol lows: Captain Greenslit, c; Clark, lb,; Waiters, 2b. ' Metcalfe ss.; Cumming, 3b.;'Sleuther, If.; Rat- cliffe,cf. j, Patterson, rf.; Frank, 01mstad nd Mather, pitchers. Baked beans, baked on the premises and serye'd hort with (delicious- brown bread,1" 10c, ii The Boston-Lunch. 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