The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 11, 1911, Image 1

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    TEbe Datls Utebraskan
Vol X. No. 139
Price 5 Cents.
Short Talk by Chief Justice Reese
Roast Ox, Buns and Ice Cream
for the Hungry.
With, weather conditions and every
thing else favorable .the law barbecue
was a grand success. The flnst cars
left for Capital Beach yesterday morn
ing at 10 o'clock and bore the student
aggregation to the sceno of the day's
fcativltlesr All marched -in single file
to the spit whore the ox was being
prepared. A band composed of law
yers, undor the leadership of M. O.
Bates, furnished music for the occa
sion and was most heartily applauded
by the .jolly crowd. No accidents
marred the day and a general good
feeling 'was evident everywhere.
Soon after arriving the crowd re
paired to the baseball grounds, where
the. first athletic contests were held.
About 11:30 all gathered in the grand
stand to listen to the program. Dean
Hastings Introduced J. D. Ringer of
South Omaha, who was the orator of
the day.
Judge Ringer Speaks.
Mr. Ringer took for his subject "The
Lawyer and His Work." In begin
ning ho said thai it was the duty of
every lawyer to raise the standard of
the profession. There were too many
who were not true to tho oath they
bad taken. Of thesd he had little to
Bay, but dwelt upon the importance
of tho man who was In big affairs. It
1b his duty to shape public opinion In
the right way. Tho man In.tho legal
profession has an Important part to
play in settling the differences be
tween capital and labor.
The destruction of the Times build
ing in Lob Angeles was cited ns an
example. If it were destroyed malic
iously it shows a diseased condition
of tho body politic. The speaker did
not believe that labor wbb getting1, its
lull rights. In tho divorce evil and
the promotion of substantial justice
the lawyer has a great part to play.
There are many things which ho must
Higher Requirements.
But the lawyer should not forget
that be must have a strong body to
carry him through life. After the
first year or so ho will find himself
so overtaxed that ho has little time
for exercise. Mr. Itlnger cited ono
instance when a large body aided him
considerably In protecting a young
boy who was his client. Nevertheless,
on account of tho keen competition,
the young man must have a keen
jnind, The speaker was also in favor
of raising tho requirements for admis
sion to the bar. Tho preliminary edu
cation is all important and should not
be neglected in that it giveB tho mind
the best training.
M But tho'man who must have big in
terests as his clients must be equal
to the occasion. Like any other law
yer he must be strong morally. His
conduct should "be above suspicion.
There is no better way to secure thfs
training than in the clasB room, where
fairness should be the model of con
duct on every occasion. The lawyers
who .are honest are tho only ones who
ever riso to any height of success.
it Ib the selfish alms of some that have
degraded the profession. Mr. Ringer
closed with a plea to tho Btudents to
live up to the highest Btandard.
Chief Justice Reese.
Chief Justico Reeso of tho Nebras
ka supreme court, and formerly dean
of tho law school, wns called on for
an impromptu talk. He too was heart
ily in favor of antecedent preparation
to the study of law. But ho declared
that the one who succeeded best was
tho one who never ceased to Btudy all
things. Technicalities were caused by
the" carelessness of the lawyers. A
diploma, or admission to tho bar, is
not a sign that a man knows any
thing. It is simply to Bignify that ho
is prepared to study. The law on
every case should be carefully looked
up before any action is taken. Judge
Reese also admonished the young men
to always treat the court With respect,
regardless of what they thought of
him. He told different Incidents to
illustrate tils point. They made the
meaning clear and at the same time
provoked much laughter.
He told of the work the Nebraska
graduates were doing through the
western states. He Bald that If It had
not been for the Nebraska law school
It would have been hard to tell what
would havo become of Oklahoma.
The Big Barbecue.
The quartet composed of Bates,
Morehouse, Hodgkins and Holland
sang several original parodies dealing
for the most part with tho faculty.
TheBo were clever and much appreci
ated by all.
About 12:30 the meeting was ad
journed nnd the big food served. There
was roast beef, pronounced the best,
bunB, coffee, potatoes and Ice croam.
That there was a plenty was evi
denced by tho fact that there was
something left and each had a free
chance to help himself. All the nec
essary articles, rfuch as butter, Bait,
sppons and knives were to be had.
Tho 300 present seated thomsolves on
tho grass and ate ono of tho heartiest
meals in many a day. The committee
In charge of the barbecue Is deserving
of special credit for the skillful man
ner In which things were handled,, A
great deal of work was required to
make It the success It was.
Sports Resumed.
After all had satisfied their nppe
tiees tho sports were resumed. The
first event - to be pulled off In the
morning was the married men's race.
This fifty-yard dash proved moBt ex
citing, as did the other events. Toll,
who was entered by tho freshmen, was
unable to prove his marriage to the
satisfaction of Referee Collins and af
ter winning the event was disquali
fied. Cook, '95, was the only alumni
to take part in any event, nnd he,
failed to get a 'Place. The three
legged race resulted in a victory for
tho seniors, as did the 25-yard dash
In the sack. The egg race had three
entries from each class and was won
by Phares for the juniors. This end
ed the sports before noon and resulted
in a score of 13 points' for each the
freshmen and tho juniors and 10 for
tho seniors.
Seniors vs. Freshmen.
Tho first thing in the afternoon was
a game of baseball between' the fresh
men and the seniors, in which the
former won 5 to 2. In the first inning
Decatur was knocked oat of the box
and Ratcliffe took his place, but
sprained an ankle after the first half
while sliding to second and was re
placed by Trump, whose pitching was
the feature of tho game. Danley also
took, Patterson's place at back stop:
Tho upper classmen did not seem to
play together like their more success
ful opponents. Frank and Hyde were
the batteries, for tho freshmen. Doctor
Maxey called the strikes and balls in
this game, while Justice Root looked
after tho bnseB.
Juniors vs. Freshmen.
In tho second series tho juniors loBt
to tho freshmen in a closo contoB
3 to 4. There wore sovornl exciting
moments, and especially was this tho
caBo when Switzlor took the advice of
the verdant playerB and started back
to first because of a foul. There was
no foul and Switzlor was out. Judge
Cook of Fremont then rotlred as um
pire nnd loft tho management of tho
game entirely to Dr. Mnxey, who wob
threatened several times with tho re
mains or the egg race. But tho little
professor was not to bo bluffed and
ran the game to suit himself. Batter
ies For freshmen, Strange and Hyde;
Juniors, Schmidt and Switzlor.
The potato raco and tho broad Jump
went to tho freshmen, while tho
Juniors took the square pull and the
seniors the hand wreBtlo. Following
Is the summary:
Final Score.
Married men's race Rue, fresh
man, first; Andrews, junior, Becond;
Munday, junior, third. Tlmo, 30 min
utes. Three-legged rnco Ratcliffe
and Wntters, seniors, first; Russell
and Radcllffo, freshmen, second; Sum
mervllle and Schmidt, Juniors, third.
Time, 17 seconds. Sack race Stazon
ka, Benior, first; McKinney, Junior,
eocond; Russell, freshman, third.
Time, 20 secondB. Egg race Phares,
Junior, first; Brown, freshman, sec
ond; Rodman, freshman, third. Time,
13 secondB. Bnsoball freshmen, first;
soniorB and Juniors tie for second.
Potato race freBhmen, first; Juniors,
second; seniors, third. Time, 53 sec
onds. Teams Freshmen, Toll, Frank,
Tewell, Potter; juniors McKlnnoy,
Phares, Mizora, Boyles; seniors Wil
son, Stewnrt, Milenz, Watters. Hand
wrestle Mnrconnet, Bonlor, first;
Beckman, freshman, second j Williams,
Junior, third. Broad Jump Potter,
freshmnn, first; Mizora, junior, sec
ond; Meier, senior, third. Distance, 9
fee. Squaro pull -Munday, junior,
first; Frank, freshman, second; Stn
zenkaf, senior, third. Total Fresh
man, 34; juniors, 27; seniors, 20. Rof
eree, Collins.
Freshles Win.
The freshmen being tho winners,
will receive the beautiful loving cup
which is awarded by Mr. Tucker. On
account of the rouh weather, little
boating was done. A few enjoyed a
swim In tho waters of tho lake. Be
sides the students nnd faculty of the
college the contests were witnessed
by the seven judges of the supreme
court and many prominent attorneys
from over the state.
College Trained Men Needed to 'Help
th,e Boys.
Sam Foster, boys' work director of
the Lincoln city Y. M. C. A., addressed
the mid-week meeting of tho college
association last night on tho "Rela
tion of the University Man to the Boy
Scout Movement." In Explanation he
said: "The boy scout movement is not
a new thing. It is merely a now name
for a type of work that has been done
for a good many years. No equipment
Is necessary. All you need is a man,
a group of boys, and tho out-of-doors.
The movement will not run itself. It
needs men, and the trained college
man should be one of the first to get
in and help the boys in his home town.
They need you and you need them.
Don't wait for someone to ask you;
get busy and get a group together and
you will find them responding eagerly
to every move you. make. Remember,
men, you are leaders."
More Target Practice Than Formerly,
and Team to Be 8ent to Na
tional Competition.
Tho cadet enenmpmont of 1911 will
bo two days longer than haB boon tho
custom In past yours. Usually tho
cadets havo pitched camp on Wednes
day and returned to Lincoln on tho
following Monday, but UiIb year they
will go Into camp on Monday to re
main for seven days, Tho datoia
June 5 to 12 Inclusive.
Tho camp will bo at tho govornmont
rifle range at Ashland. It Is poBslblo
that some other place may bo choson,
but highly probable that Ashland will
bo tho enmping place. Suggestions
havo been made that tho maneuvers
bo held at Fort Crook, near Omaha,
but as there 1b no rifle rnngo at tho
fort it is out of the question.
Much Target Practice.
A larger amount of target practice
will be on the program for this year.
Longer shots will also bo mado. While
last year only tho 200-yard rango was
used, shots will be mado at 200, 300
and 500 yards this year. Target prac
tice will easily be tho feature of tho
A competitive shoot will also bo
held, each man firing from 200, 500
and GOO yards. The six highest shotB
will represent the university" in com
petition for tho chumplonshlp shoot
of tho National Rifle association.
Theso six marksmen will shoot at tho
Ashland rango und their score 'com
pared with that made by tho bIx best
men at other universities of the asso
ciation. Prize a 8ilver 8hleld.
Tho rifle team will shoot from three
ranges and in three positions stand
lng, leaning or sitting and prone. Tho
prize ordered by. tho national associa
tion Is a largo silver shield. Tho tro
phy wns first offered In 1905, when it
was won by tho Princeton team.
Since then It has been won threo
years by George Washington univer
sity and once by Massachusetts agri
cultural college, the present holders
of tho shield. The team winning this
shield the largest number of times in
sixteen years will become the perma
nent possessor of it.
Visitors' Day on 8unday.
Dean R. Leland, captain and chap
lain of the university cadets, will go
to camp with the regiment and on
Sunday will preach to the men. Sun
day will be visitors' day. A special
invitation will be extended to all
friends of the cadets to visit tho camp
on that day. Regimental parade will
bo held for their benefit late Sunday
There will bo a meeting of branch
of A. I. E. E. in tho-englneorlng build
ing tonight at 7:30. Two papers are
to bo read. L. E. Hurtz of the Lin
coln Telephone Co. -will talk on "The
History. Und- Development of the Tel
ephone Since the Expiration of the
Patents." Professor Q. H Morse will
talk up on the subject "Some Obser
vations on tho Electrical Engineering
Course la the Universities of the Mid
dle West." All are invited.