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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 12, 1911)
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Vol. X. No. 66
NO GABS FOB PHI DELTA
FIR8T FORMAL PARTY OF THE
YEAR WITHOUT HACKS.
OTHERS ARE EXPECTED TO EOLLOW
CRI8I8 IN ANTI-CAB AGITATION 18
Fraternity Votes to Walk or Take
Street Cars Simplicity In Social
Affairs Is the Latest
For tho first time In many years an
organization of stato university stu
dents Is to give a formal dance with
out 'the ubo of cabs In going to and
from the dance hall. Tho affair Is ex
pected to mark the beginning of a now
epoch in university school life, since
it Is considered, almost certain that
other organizations will follow the
newly established custom.
Phi Delta Theta Is the fraternity
which has decided to do away with
the cabs. Tho fraternity gives its
biennial party next Friday evening,
this being the first of the series of
university formals. Members of the
active chapter, realizing tho strategic
position In which the organization Is
placed and the influence It may wield
by cutting out cabs at the first for
mal of the season, thlB week voted to
walk to the dance. or"to ride on the
street cars. The only exception per
mitted under the resolution passed by
the fraternity Is inclement weather of
such severity as to make the cabs a
necessary comfort rather than a more
or Iosb useless luxury.
Others May Follow.
Whilo tho action of tho fraternity
binds only its own members, it is ex
pected that other organizations will
take similar action as the occasion
demands. Six of tho twelve fraterni
ties each give an annual formal. In
addition to these there are two class
formals, tho senior and the Junior
promenades. All of these are dress
suit functions and at all it has been
customary In past years to utilize
cabs. Now It Is believed that tho cabs
will bo discontinued - almost entirely,
being perhaps continued In ubo by a
few alumni and undergraduates who
will refuse to be bound by the gen
Tho discontinuance of tho cabs Is
but one step In tho general move
ment for greater social simplicity
which has been in progress at the uni
versity for tho past two years. One
of tho steps taken last year was tho
action of the men's fraternities in de
ciding to give biennial instead of an
nual formals. The glrir sororltles"re
fused to join in a similar agreement,
but nevertheless materially simplified
their functions. From time to time,
tho girls have established strict lim
itations on the character of enter
tainments, including regulations as to
tho number of edibles to be served
Expected Price to Go Up.
This year's anti-cab , agitation was
started by a rumor that Lincoln hack
men "were planning to boost tho charge
for cab service. Despite denials on the
cab owners' part, tho fraternity men
aroused themselves and since that
time the agitation has been continued
with considerable warmth.
Tho situation finally simmered down
to a point where everyone thought
-that thocaba-BhQuljLba, abandoned
but where each group of Individuals
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, THURSDAY, JANUARY
Py gosh, but dot vob such a shame,
Ve had to Iobo dot Cotner game,
Dot ve vould clean 'em, mltout a
It took avay my appetite
To see 'em beBt us In de fight.
It sure vas worth another shout
To vatch 'em dribble dot ball about,
Und dot remembers me how queer
Dot dey vaBn't up so much dls year.
So many of de plays dey 'played
Vas put an end to und no basket
It sure vas wort another stein
To vatch 'em hold dot Cotner line.
Chust valt, ve'll turn do trick next
Und dot vlll be an awful smear.
Now efery year somevone comes
Und mitt hiss face beklns to shoud
Dot feetball shood nod po allout.
Und in der press hiss name appears
Undll our eyes are filled mitt tears.
Und den ve looks dot feller oop
To find out ven he was oln pup
His mutter fed him from oln cup.
was afraid to take tho Initial step.
For this reason It seemed that tho
movement might fall, but tho action
of Phi Delta Theta seems now to have
opened the way for the actual prac
tice of tho theirieB which tho cab
"insurgents" have been supporting.
COMMITTEE WILL BANQUET.
Membership and Bible Study Commit
tees Will Meet.
The membership committee pi the
university Y. M. C. A. will meet and
banquet with the Bible study commit
tee tonight at G o'clock. These fes
tive board ontortalnmeits are becom
ing exceptionally popular with the lo
cal association members, and the one
tonight has been typified by one of
tho prospective 'diners as "a rare old
feed." The chairmen of both commit
tees urge the members to make the
duo preparation necessary to dorlvo
"all tho benefits from thls6athorlng;
Tho Presbyterian social, which had
been 'planned for Friday night-. In tho
Y. M, C. A. rooms, has been postponed
for unannounced reasons.
L. E. Hurtz Speaks at Regular Meet
ing of 8oclety.
The regular meeting of the members
of the Engineering society was held
Wednesday evening in M. B. 206.
L, E. Hurtz, general manager of the
Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph
Co., spoke on the subject of "Tho
Progress of Telephony." Mr. Hurtz
is a university graduate.
Geo. Craig, city engineer of Omaha,
wlllspeakntLtho nerLmeetlng,. Wed-,
nesday, January. 25.
I Ta wohl, under ven to achool ho
Dor money vlch for gum vas meant.
Und ven he earned to graduato
Hiss affrlgo Id was nlnoty-oldt
Swle point bonoath hiss sister
Donks ve, dot feller sure vas smart,
He must haf tooked oln loading
In all der kames of manly art.
So softly vaftclng on our toes
Into der ofllco den ve goes
Und diss 1 88 vot der record bIiowb:
"Hall to our hero, Percy Jinks,"
Fife medals, yn, und vat you tlnks?
He vlnned dem all nd tlddledeo
vlnks. "Zum Donnedwetter," den vo Bhoud
"Iss diss do man vlch goes aboud
Und says dot wo shood cut Id oud?
Valt till some von vlch played der
don, py gosh, ve'll grant him
(Und go on blaylng shust der
Senate and House Remembered by
Both the state senate and tho house
of representatives have been present
ed with a gavel, which has been made
by the students In tho engineering
college of tho university. Tho gavels
are of walnut, with a center of light
spruce In the head. In tho center of
the flight colored wood a dark letter
"N" Is inlaid. Senator Brown made
the presentation In the upper house
and Representative Eager in tho low
er. The" presentation of gavels by the
students to the two houses of the
legislature has grown to bo a custom,
as gavels have been presented for a
number of years.
TAKE FIR8T GAME.
Delta Upsllon took tho opening con
test in the Interfratornity basketball
league Wednesday evening by a score
of 17 to 11. The game was fast and
exciting from tho Btart, and both
teams displayed excellent team work.
The games will bo played off in rapid
All applications for the positions of
editor-ln-chlef, managing editor and
business manager on the staff of the
Dally Nebraskan for the coming sem
ester mustfbe sent In to the publica
tion board by Friday, January 13, at
5 o'clock. Board meeting to be held
at that time. Send all applications to
High School Inspector.
Price 5 Cents.
M WESLEVAH SATURDAY
GAME WITH NEIGHBOR COLLEGE
"DOPED" TO BE GOOD.
SHIFT MADE IN UNIVERSITY LINEN
CARRIER AND GIB80N GIVEN AL-
Nebraska Will Meet Ames Aggies In
First Conference Games of the
8eason, January 20 and 21,
on Armory Floor.
Wesloyan collogo will bo tho noxt
baskotball opponent of tho University
of Nebraska. The two varsity toams
will moot Saturday night on tho
armory floor. Nebraska will not play
Doano collogo noxt weo kas was an
ticipated. Theso announcements
woro ycBterday given out by Coach
Field of tho university squad.
Tho game with Wesloyan is "doped"
to bo a good one. Baskotball Is ono
of tho strongest of college sports at
University Place, and WeBleyanltos al
ways mark Nebraska for a small
chunk of bacon. Last year Wesloyan
defeated Nebraska In bad shape, and
reports from tho "east onders" assert
that Nebraska will ngaln be over
whelmed by their steam rolior. In
fact, Wesleyan always has made an
slty varsity team, and promises to ro
poat history In 1911.
"Dopestors" at tho university camp',
however, are not- manifesting their
usual dogreo of skepticism regarding
tho outcome of the Saturday game.
Notwithstanding tho fact that Cotnor
managed to gather more borrlos than
was favored by Nebraska side' liners.
tho "rooters'-' havo rallied and appear
as sangulno ovor tho Wesloyan Inva
sion as ever they did.
Ono cause for this change of atti
tude Ib tho shift recently made in tho
team and which will first take offoct
In the Saturday game. Carrier, tho
formor star forward, will bo played nt
guard, and GIbBon will be substituted
to do tho shooting. Tho guards
showed up weak In tho Cotnor game,
not being able to permit tho latter
from ringing goals, but It Is generally
believed that Carreer, who Is probably
tho lightest on his feet and speediest
ground coverer In tho Nebraska ranks,
will greatly strengthen tho guard po
sitions. Tho Nebraska linoup for tho Wes
leyan game is as follows: Guards,
Carrier, Frank and Waters; centers,
HUtner and Elliott, and forwards.
-HutchlnBon,- Gibson and Owons. Kid.
doo, Minor and White will bo present
First Conference Games.
Tho first games of tho year In the
Valley conference will take place a
week from Friday and Saturday.
Ames will then meet Nebraska on her
first conference conquest. Tho pre
dictions on the results of these games
are about on a standoff. Amos, like
Nebraska, has three old men on whom
to rely, arid is reported to havo an un
usually fast team. Last year Ne
braska trimmed the Aggies, in both
games ot the annual double-header on '
the homo floor, but In both scores
saved herself by a .fraction of throe
Nebraska will take her annual bas
ketball jaunt to Minneapolis the week
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