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Tbe 3)aih IFlebrashan
VOL. XI. NO. 97.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY MARCH 1, 1912.
CQRNHUSKERS NOW FACE
CRISIS IN BASKETBALL
GAMES WITH KANSAS PRACTIC
ALLY DECIDE CHAMPION8HIP.
(AN THE JAYMAWKERS COME BACK
Winners in Northern and Southern
Divisions Will Clash Tonight
and Tomorrow Night.
Nobraaka now faceB the crisis of
her basketball season The two gameB
wlih Kansas, starting tonight, will go
a 'ong way toward deciding the cham
pionship of the Missouri Valley.
Kansas, contrary to certain "dope art
ists," haB won the championship of
the southern division and as Nebraska
leads the northern group, the title
lies between this Bchool and Its south
Nebraska Has Won Every Game.
The CornhiiBkerB have won evory
conference game, In fact evory game
that has been played, except one with
Minnesota, among them two gameB
from Kansas on tho latter's own floor
The conference rules provide that
three gameB shall bo played for the
championship of the Valley, the Bchool
winning two out of the three bolng
entitled to tho honor. However, If
Nebraska wins tonight and tomorrow
night, tho queBtlon 1b, will Kansas, In
the face of four consecutive defeats,
insist on a championBhlp serleB or
admit tho superiority of tho local
quintet and thereby forfeit the cham
pionship to Nobraaka?
Howovor, the two games have not
been won and Kansas being noted for
her"como-uacr qualities, 4s liable to
throw a scare into tho Nebraska camp.
In 1909 practically the same condi
tions existed and Kansas defeated Ne
braska three out of four at Kansas
City. In 1910 Kansas again won.
LaBt year Nobraaka won three out of
tho four gameB played with KansaH,
but landed In second place owing to
inability to down MiBBouri on tho lat
tor'a own floor. So Nebraska has by
no meaiiB cinched the Valley ponant.
Good Week of Practice.
The 'varsity haa been putting in a
good week of hard practice and al
though the absence of Coach Stlehm
is clearly noticeable, the men have
boon working hard and with lots of
vim. Captain Frank, who 1b in charge
of tho squad, has kept tho men buBy
all week at short passing, and dodg
ing in connection with team work, and
in short-range basket-shooting. Tho
forward situation is one that 1b both
ering Captain Frank. Haskell Is tho
only man that 1b Buro to play In that
position, with Hyde, Hanzllch, Nagl
and Underwood to be chosen aa run
Stlehm's Combination Good One.
Tho boBl combination, that UBed by
Coach Stlehm in the big game of tho
past trip; Ames, aeoma to be Haakell
and Hyde. Theae two raon have
played, together for several yeara on
the local Y. M. C. A. team and aro
thoroughly acquainted with each
other's style of play, making them a
pair that for speed and accuracy In
baakot-shooting Is hard to beat.
Hanzllch, "Underwood and Nagl all
(Continued on page 3.)
CARL NAGL 18 DEFEATED BY
THE DECISIVE VOTE OF
114 TO 71.
In tho Bophomore election hold yes
toidaj Don Wood, of Omaha, was
awarded the honor of tho presidency
of the claBB for tho Becond Bomestor,
IiIb only opponent, Carl Nagl, also of
Omaha, being defeated 114 to 71.
Kvtra precautions wero takon
agalust ballot Btufllng, President John
Cutilght having two tollerB appointed
from each of the opposing camps
These tellerB, In pairB, one a Wood
supporter, tho other a Nagl man, dis
tributed and collected the ballots.
Then all foifhtellers assisted In count
ing tae votes.
Only the president wus elected, time
not permitting of balloting on the
The now president Is a member of
Phi Gamma Delta.
STUDENTS CAN ATTEND BOTH
BASKETBALL GAME WILL START
AN HOUR BEFORE UNIVER
SITY NIGHT PERFORMANCES.
In order that tho students may at
tend both the basketball game Satur
day night and University Night at
the Temple, the hours of tho two
events have been so arranged that
this will be possible. The doors of
the Temple will not open until 8:30
o'clockand the basketball game Is ex
pected to be over by that time, as it
will commence promptly at 7:30.
IClaborata preparations, for Unlvcr
slty Night are going on at present
and tho members of the different casta
are working night and day to round
their productions into shape. Many
very novel Btunts are being worked
up and the affair promises to bo a
record breaker. One of the moBt
ludicrous pieces 1b a creation by Bur
ton Hill and Clayton Hadcllffe. It
consistB of tho ruBhlng, pledging and
initiation of some varied typoB of
HEY, DIOGENES! LOOK HERE!
HONE8T MAN FOUND AT LAST
AND HE IS WESLEYAN
An honest man found at last.
And it didn't take DiogoneB lantern
to do It, oithor. Just a co-ed'a pocket
book with six silver dollars In it, not
even a name or telephone number for
Of course aho advertised, but it Isn't
necessary to road tho paper through
from cover to cover. The pocketbook
was lost by a University girl Monday
afternoon on tho sidewalk whero many
people wero passing. Tho finder was
a Btudont attending Wesleyan. That
may have accounted for tho young
man's calling up in the evonlng and
notifying the owner of the lost arti
Tho co-ed is optimistic, for she Bays
she believes "there aro other honeBt
men beside MethodlstB."
THINKS PRECEDENT AN EVIL
PROFESSOR HOWARD SAYS
ROOSEVELT'S ACTION MAY
Colonel RooBevelt'B announced will
ingness to serve for a third presiden
tial term has raised tho old question
as to tho advisability of departing
from the time-honored precodont of a
two-term limit established by Wash
ington and Is being discussed with In
tense interest by students of the Uni
versity. Prof. George K. Howard, of
the department of political Bclonce,
consented to give tho following Inter
view on the Biibjcct:
"As a matter of fact, Washington
would have been choaon for a third
term if ho had boon willing to servo,
and his unwillingness had nothing to
do with political principle. He trlod
hard to escape Berving a second torm.
How, then, did the tradition arlso th;
no man should servo for threo con
secutive terms? It Is part of tho por
nlcloiiB doctrine of "rotation In ofllco"
as an alleged democratic principle.
The Idea 1b part of tho spoils system
and Is born of 'plum tree ethics.'
"As a matter of fact, no greater re
form lnthe ethics of politics could bo
effected than by doing away with tho
r.o-thlrd-term dogma. Lot a man servo
the state for one torm or five terms
if the people really want him and aro
permitted. honeBtly, to choose him.
When we overcome this evil tradition,
born of partisan polltlcB, we shall bo
one wide Btep nearer truo democracy."
EARLY INSTRUCTOR IS DEAD
SAMUEL AUGHE7TWH0 TAUGHT
BOTANY IN UNIVERSITY IN
Dean BesBey, In hiB Botany 2 claas
yesterday morning, called attention to
the death on February 3, atSpokano,
Wash., of one of tho University's first
instructors In botany, Samuel Aughoy.
Mr. Aughoy was born In central Penn
sylvania In 1831. He attended school
In the southeastern part of that state,
becoming, upon graduation, a Luth
eran rfllnlster. Like other young min
isters of that day, he obeyed tho call
of tho westNafld came to Nebraska In
1864. Nebraska at that time bolng
unexplored, botanlcally, he became In
terested In that Bubjoct and when tho
University was opened In 1871 he be
came profeaaor of natural science. He
served fittingly In thlB position until
1883, when ho was called to the state
of Washington for similar work.
While ho was at Nebraska ho made
the first classification of Nebraska's
plants, and established the first her
barium. Before ho loft he laid plans
for the ubo of microscopes In tho
studying of plantB.
PLENTY OF POSITIONS
OPEN ON TRACK TEAM
MANY HOLE8 REMAIN TO BE
PLUGGED UP IN LINE-UP.
WEIGHT MEN ARE IN BIG DEMAND
Juniors and 8enlors.
Classification Blips for the Corn
huaker have not been made out by all
who have had pictures taken for the
junior or senior sections. These slIpB
are at the Cornhuskor office and must
bo made out Immediately.
Distance Runners and Entrants In the
Jumps Also Needed for the
After looking over the track ma
terial for tho proBont season, Track
Coach Guy Reed voluntoorod tho state
ment that It waB exceedingly promis
ing, but that thero Is abundant oppor
tunity for now men. Especially la thla
true In tho dlBtanco events, whero Cap
tain IouIb Anderaon la practically" tho
only man certain of hie Job. In theao
ovents thoro aro throe or four places
to be filled. Likewise In tho hurdles,
Russell is tho only man who need not
dread opposition. Thero aro four
positions open in tho middlo dlstanco
events with an especial noo.d for a
quarter mller. Threo places In tho
Jumps are open to competition and
In the welghtB Harmon la the only old
In tho distances, Anderson, this
year's track captain, holds tho tlmo of
4:26 In tho mllo and 9:56 In tho two
mile. Alfred Kennedy is tho present
holder of the Btato high school record
In the mllo, and waB a member ofbo
crosscountry team thjs fall. Bogga,
Bated, Slater and Spalding have alao
boon on Nebraeka'a croue-country
teams, while Wohlenborg, Blxby and
Davis fiave shown up very favorably
In distance tryouts.
Record Holders Out.
In tho mlddla dlfltancca. McGowan
holds the Missouri Valley record In
the half mile with a tlmo of 2:00 4-5.
Becker was on the 'varsity team last
year and will use his experience this
year in the half mile. Brannon Is a
fast 220 and 440 man from Lincoln
High. Christmas Ib a 'varsity 220
man and will make good In tho 440.
Robinson and Barney are both prom
ising in the middlo distances, the
latter having wpn the 440 In tho Ivy
Day meet of last year.
In tho Bprlnta, May la a 'varpit 100
yard man and holds a tie with tho
world'a record of 5 1-5 In tho 50-yard
and 3 In the 25-yard, tho latter bolng
alao his record championship time In
the Western Amateur Athletic Union.
Christmas Is also a 'varsity man and
won second place in the 220 in the
Missouri Valley meet last year.
Wherry, Racely and Brannon aro
promising tryouts In these distances.
Christmas and Russell are 'varsity
high Jump men. Cromwell won .'the
broad jump in tho Ivy Day meet last
year. Hastings was a star high
jumper at Doane. Kruse and Hanson
have both boon showing up well In
the high Jumps.
Harmon Only Veteran.
Harmon Is the only veteran In tho
weights, bolng a good discus thrower.
Bloohorn also shows signs of becom
ing a star discus thrower. In tho
Bhot, Ross, Meier, Soldol, Strykor,
Underwood and Hanson aro all show
The coach clalmB that the freshman
(Continued on page, four.)
Nebraska vs. Kansas-Basketball-Tonight at the Armory
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