The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 14, 1911, Image 1
; "! IRebtaskan ' ., V Vol. X. No. 68 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 1911. Price 5 Cents. i i T '. -i o a be 2ativ JL -r :x s lt"a.. I V CHANGE IN THE CONSTITUTION I, - DR. CLAPP TO RETIRE FROM HIGH SCHOOL .ASSOCIATION. BOARD 'Of- .DIRECTORS FORMED PROFE88IONAL8 NOT TO BE AL LOWED ON 8CHOOL TEAMS. -vl -- Leslie Mann Case Brought Up New Board Composed of TTiree Prin cipals and an Alternate. PUPILS APPLY LASH TO THE U. OF C. FACULTY MEMBERS Dr.'R, CL Clapp 1b to rotJro from .the placo .which ho has held for years as a member' of "tho 'controlling commit tee of tho stato Interscholastlc athletic association. Dr. Clapp. of his own freo will told the members in attend ance at tho mcetlhg''df uio state super, intendents and principals association that ho would welcome a change In tho constitution ,of tho association. Ac-( cording to Uio constitution, whlcli Uaa' eerved for years ho has been the ..ob ligatory head of athletics for the state high schools. Ho asked tho school men to chango this constitution In such a way that ho could rotlro from his position as state athletic umpire and general quarrel settler. A univer sity physical director has enough trou bues of his own without having to sot tlo tho high school quarrels. HIb re quest has been granted. The Athletic Association. Tho interscholastlc athletic associa tion of tho stato 1b to bo entirely re organized. After a considerable scrap over tho rules under which a certain pupil may or may not play in tho in terhigh school games of the associa tion, it was decided that tho rules needed a thorough overhauling and a considerable change. A committee of four was appointed to draft new rules under which tho athletic association is to bo reorganized. Tho committee ap pointed on tho motion of Fred Hunter of Norfolk consists of B. J. Bodwoll of Beatrice, A. B. Fisher of Aurora, B. U. Graff of Omaha and B. K. Hurst of Falls City. Tho athletic association meeting was then adjourned "never to meet again." The Leslie Mann Case. Principal B. K. Hurst of Falls City charged that Lincoln high school had played Leslie Mann, a boy who had re ceived money for baseball playing, in a football game with another school. This chargo grows out of the Omaha Lincoln agitation of last fall, in, which tho committee Anally decided that Mann could play. Nothing in tho constitution forbid professionals in high, school athletics, and Lincoln clalmeTTThat there' wo" no -"statufo"-to uphold tb claims against Mann. The other schools, however, thought that the "common law" Idea should bar him as an Ineligible. The Lincoln Defense. Principal V. G. Mays of tho Lincoln high school was referred to when tho name of Leslie, Mann was mentioned. Ho declared that ho certified to tho eli gibility of LobIIo Mann In good faith with tho knowledge of the regulations ho possessed. Ho had been told, ho said, that young Mann had earned some money during the summer for ex penses of his next year's schooling by playing baseball -with a team that' paid him for his work. Ho needed the money to go to school and ho could make anoro by handling a baseball thfln-hy driving n, delivery wagon In tho city, during tho Bummer. Natur ally h3.. took. .Job., .JM JfflljUSSH Tho tables have at last been turned and ,tho instructors aro about-to-be-lnstructcd. Profossors at Uio University of Chicago aro tho ' proposed Btudents "victims" they may call themselves of a pro posed course In pedagogy to bo con ducted by tho vory pupils who now arb compelled to accumulate high or education at their hands. Faults Pointed Out. Tho necessity for such as course is set forth in the candid satements of fact by Uio students contained In tho report of tho faculty committee on Instruction, published In tho cur rent number of tho University of Chicago magazine. The student critics point out, In tho interests of tho professors alone, of course, that their Instructors possess, among others, the following faults: Some are lazy. Some are irritable. Some are self-centered. Some are listless. Some are inexperienced. Some are not interested in the students. -Many-are Just plalruJncompotent WESLEYAN HERE T O PR08PECTB FOR GOOD BASKET BALL WITH NEIGHBOR8. All of which Is taken to show tho necessity for tho students turning Instructors and Improving tho standards of toachlng at the Mid way school. Tho critic's already havo con vinced tho committee that tho pro fessors havo lectured too much, de pended too much on oral quizzes, and have failed to adjust study pe riods properly. Find Much Dishonesty Whllo but 174 studonts roplled to questions concerning their Instruc tion, practically all of those had sharp things to say about tho luck leas "prof." Forty-three Bald dis honesty was common In all classes at tho university and flfty-sovon de nied that cheating playod a part In examinations. Tho committee recommends that means bo taken to reduco dishon esty to a minimum. WESLEYAN YARSITY ARE EAST MEET MEYER, KEE8TER, 8WAN, McCANDLE88 AND BECK. Preparations Are Being Made fdr First Conference Team Invasion Next Friday Other Games to Follow. 7T best. Ho "had played on tno lncoiirp high school teams bqforo this and as ho was not through school tho princi pal saw nothing wrong with playing: him on tho team again tho year after ho had played with the Mink loaguo during tho summer. A New Constitution. This brought on tho proposal to chango and rovlso tho rules, as it was thoughj; by somo that tho rules wore too strict In regard to professionalism. Fred M. Hunter of Norfolk declared ho felt that tho constitution and rules woro as poor as they could possibly bo made. Dr. George B. Condra of tho University of Nebraska said ho was one who helped to draft tho orig inal rules and that at tho timo tho rules woro made the committee deemed them good, as they nevor dreamed at that time that any of the boys of the- high school would over get into professional athletics before they got through Bchool. Tho constitution as adopted yester day afternoon provides for a stato board of three directors In placo of tho old committee, and prohibits the playing of professionals. A profes sional "Is plainly defined as orio who receives pay for athletic services of any sort. Tho now board of directors Is to b6dompoBed-of"three-prlnoIpalsJ and an alternate Is to bo elected. Tho alternate will serve only in cases o,f eligibility contests whero a member's own school Is involved. On sucn cases tho alternate will act In place of tho regular member who Is so closely con nected with tho student In question. est-inforraals of-the eason'-saldr aj member of tho committee yesterdal. There aro no other Important func tions on tho same evening. Tho Junior Informal will havo full sway on next Friday. PUBLICATION BOARD MEET8. Resignation of Editor Accepted and Committee Appointed. A mooting of tho student publication board was hold Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Administration building. Tho resignation of C. J. Lord from tho position of editor waB accepted. Other routlno business was taken up, among which was tho appointment of a nom inating committee to consider applica tions for tho positions on both tho ed itorial and business staffs. VE8PER 8ERVICE8. Second of Series Held Friday After noon. Regular vesper services wore held Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock In Me morial hall. Music furniBhcd by tho university chorus, and scriptural read ings mado up tho major part of tho convocation program. APPROVE VACATION 8CHOOL. JUNIOR HOP PLAN8. Chairman Guthrie Is Planning a 8well Informal for Next Friday. Chairman Richard Guthrlo has an nounced the date for tho Junior hop. It'iB'W bo (hold at tho Lincoln hotel on Friday, January 20th. Tho posters read "limited," but no number Is stat ed as a limit, a Wag has scratched a rough looking question mark after the aforesaid word on ono of the placards. . ,"It.is golngto-bo.dnoof tho swell-. Superintendents and Principals En dorse the Idea of a 8peclal 8ummer 8choo. Tho school for superintendents which was held last summer in .con nection with the University of Nebras ka summer session has been pro nounced to bo a success. Aommltteo of superintendents consisting of Waterhouse of Fremont, Stoner of Yorlc and Bodwell of Beatrice, yester day approved tho plan and recom mended that tho university mako it a part of its regular course A school of superintendents will bo held. In con nection with tho 191J. summer session. Wcsloyan university will moot Ne braska unlvqrBlty in baskotball on tho armory floor tonight. This will prob ably bo tho only gamo with tho Wcs loyanltes thlB yonr, consequently tlioro Is consldorablo Interest being mani fested as to tho baskotball prowess of our near neighbors. s Wesleyan Team. Wesleyaji has an excollont bnsket ball toam. In tho past thoy havo usu ally showed an ability to warm things up for tho Cornhuskors, and likewise havo been equally ablo to don tho wreath of victory In tho ond. Tho players aro especially anxlouB to cro ato a llttlo reputation this year; with a reciprocal deslro on tho part of tho nebraBka varsity to redeem somo of tho past "errors." Tho Nebraska line-up for tonight's gamo is announced as JolIcTWBl"Guttrds7 Carrier, Frank and Waters; centers, Hlltnor and Elliott; forwards, Hutch inson, Gibson and Owens. Tho Wosloyan llno-up consists of tho following men: Forwards,. Meyer and Koestor; center, McCandloss;, guards, Swan and Beck. Coach Field Is somowhat rotlcont re garding tho outcomo of tho Wosloyan gamo. Although Cotncr managed to take tho first battle, tho coach is evi dently entering tho Wosloyan gamo with a groat deal moro confidence than ho did with tho Christian collogo contest. Cotncr sent a delegation to Nobraska fully equlppod for victory, and although Cotnor and Wcsloyan havo never "mixed," It is generally conceded by sldo-llners that tho for mer's proteges would havo tho best of an actual encounter. Wosloyan met Doano last night on tho "University Placo floor. This match was substituted after tho failuro of Nebraska to got a gamo with, tho Crete exponents. Tho result of tho gamo has, howover, given 'members of tho Nobraska camp a better Insight to tho situation which thoy may ex pect "Vi Conference Game. Tho first game of tho conference series will como next F-ridaynlght with Ames. Tho Aggies will invado Nebraska on a double-headed engage ment, and, Judging from reports, thoy aro coming in oattio array, ready lor tho worst. Precedent Is somowhat against an Ames victory, as Nebraska took both pieces of tho provorblalNpork last year. That tho varsity members of Nebraska aro planning a similar course this year is apparent from tho "dopo" in general. Coach Field believes that tho two preliminary games which havo been pulled off will enable Nebraska to mako good in tho conference battloB. Meeting Postponed. Tho meeting of the members of; the university athletic board which was to havo' been held Monday. January 16, T 11TirKrKl.'" !.'' .TkM 'olAXtyA flf1n1irl1nr'.'-V.-nMHl..JIJI11 .9.A 11.A " TV1- Vivunuij ug vu mifew bvuioiuuh UttBU 'JJUBLpVJUeU. rl HOTIS WnUT .than that of last season. mooting will be announced later. T'