The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 13, 1912, Image 1
intmmmim mi XTbe Bails Utebraehan VOL. XL NO. 105. UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY MARCH 13, 1912. Price 5 Cents "I1 ' ' fi MCULLOUGH ELECTED WITHOUT OPPOSITION LACK OF COMPETITION CHARAC TERIZES FRE8HMAN ELECTION JUNIORS ARE LESS FORTUNATE Three Minor Officer Chosen and Then It's Found There's No Quorum Present. Tho froshman class oloctlon hold yesterday morning was quite different from the usual ballot struggles in the first year class in that only on a can didate for tho presidency put in an appearance. He was Phillip McCul lougb, of Omaha, and he was elected unanimously. MIsb Virginia MoBoloy, of Lincoln, also had no opposition for the vice-presidency. An amusing incident occurred when nominations for secretary were called for. "SI" Bryan, secretary last se mester, was renominated. Mr. Bryan, in a gravo manner, discussed tho pos sibility of "establishing a dangorous precedent by accepting a second term." Ho was elected without oppo sition, despite his apparent fears. Beck has Opposition. Gordon Bock was tho only candidate to oncounter a rival, and ho did not have any trouble in winning tho treas urer's Job 91 to 11 over his oppo nent, Aorenson. Tho now president selected a com mittee to dotormlno a fixed date for tho wearing of tho freshman capB, a fow of which havo occasionally mado an appearance on tho campus. This Election Void. Tho juniors had loss luck in their oloctlon than did the freshmen. Tho mooting waB hold for tho purpose of selecting minor offlcors of tho class. A vico-prosident, secretary apd treas urer were named and nominations called for tho position of editor-in-chief of tho Cornhusker, whon it was discovered that no quorum was pres ent. President ForbeB then held thut tho elections already mado wero void. A commlttoo was appointed by President ForbeB to ascertain tho ad visability of adopting the Australian ballot system in futuro elections held by tho class. SEES DOWNFALL OF "BOSS" CHARLE8 FREDERICK ADAM8 BE- LIEVE8 PEOPLE WILL 800N CHECK CORRUPTION. CAFETERIA WELL PATRONIZED OVER ONE HUNDRED MEAL8 ARE 8ERVED a(t NEW DININQ ESTABLISHMENT. Charles Frederick Adams, a descend ant of tho flory old New England pa triot, John AdamB, and a prominent authority on tho single tax, in speak ing yesterday at convocation on tho "Revival of tho Town Mooting," fore cast the downfall of tho "boss." "Our mercenary political bosses." ho declared, "are infinitely more dan gerous to our liberties than a king, such as tho king of England, could pos Blbly be.'.' Thon ho told how tho polit ical thieves domlnato New York City. "Once in a while there is a spas modic reform," ho said. "Tho minority party is willing enough to 'got religion' I if by so doing it can got a share of tho offices. It puts at tho head of tho party ticket some good man a well known banker or doctor and whon ho ontors tho city hall to clean up, ho faceB such a complicated mass oC cor ruption that he is Boon hopelessly lost and tho peoplo leave him to flghc the 'tigers and tho wolveB' alone." As a remedy for those conditions, Mr. Adams advocates tho revival of tho town mooting; not necessarily tho old-fashioned town meeting where all tho property holders got together to determine tho location of the town pump, but neighborhood forums in which tho peoplo of small districts moot regularly to discuss their mu nicipal problems. Such a systom, ho thinks, would bring out a groat deal of latont talent for political loadahlp. and tho peoplo would then not havo to be dependent on tho "boss" candi dates. In closing, Mr. AdamB ex pressed tho conviction that tho grow ing sentimont in tho American cities will soon down tho "boBB" and that tho American people will continue in their steady advanco toward true democracy. OF COURSE THIS ISN'T TRUE BUT 8TAFF MEMBER A88ERT8 THAT HE FOUND GREEN GRA88 ON CAMPU8. All that was predicted and more was in ovidonco at tho oponing of tho University cafotorla yesterday noon. Tho pricoB, ranging from ono to throo cents lower than thoso which long custom and tho high coBt of living havo Installed in uso, pleased tho crowd of students who had gathered for tho ovont Ovor ono hundrod meals wore Borved and Manager Orr was very wol BatlBflod with tho showing. Most of theso men wero served boforo tho 12 o'clock classes lot out, and by 12:30 the rush was ovor. At 12:30 a flashlight picture was taken of tho room, which contained about forty students, Chancellor Avory and other members of tho man aging commlttoo being present. NEDOASKA IS ASSURED OF A BASEBALL TEAM COACH 8TIEHM 18 EMPHATIC IN HI8 DECLARATION. STUDENTS WANT SPORT, TOO AMATEUR MBTORS BUSY REHEAR8AL8 FOR THREE DRA MATIC PRODUCTIONS ARE NOW UNDER WAY. Penty of Fast Material In School and Speedy Aggregation Seems Certain. Five 8choola Eliminated. Flvo more of tho seventy odd Bchools entered in tho High School Debating league contest wore eliminated from tho race by tho debates throughout tho state Friday and Saturday evenings. The rosults wore: Friend -won from Osceola at Friend. Wilbor was de feated by Havolock at Wilbor. Hooper was defeate1 by Fullorton at Hooper. Falls City defeated Stella at Stolla. Randolph defeated Hartlngton at Ran dolph. Tho rhotorlc department has placed a bulletin board near tho south door of U. hall and the results of all of those contests will bo tabulated there. Another "Red-head" Chapter. Another chapter has boon added to Lambda Tau Rho, tho "rod-head" fra ternity. The latest addition Is at tho University of Minnesota. There are four chapters with a membership of ovor fifty. Horo lately thero havo been so man kicks mado against tho lato spring and tho snow remaining upon the ground four foot doop in places and the weather not being In keeping with what tho weather should bo this time of year, we wiBh to Bay a word on tho other side. While one of tho reporters waB passing along tho walk on tho way to a claBB ho was attracted by some thing green in a place where tho snow had melted away. Naturally, seeing anything green this kind of weather,' although qvorythlng should bo green now, the reporter stepped aside to boo what it could bo. As strango ub it may soom, and knowing that wo will not bo taken at our word, neverthe less, we propose to state to tho unsus pecting public that It was grass 1 Not because this reporter said so, but because we went out and examined it ourselves, and, after but little discus sion, we all came to tho conclusion that It really was grass. With tho Senior Pay cast, tho Kos met Klub songstorB and tho Dramatic Club players all working at onco, pros pects for a successful dramatic season this semester are very rosy. The first rehearsals for all of theso productions wero hold last evening in various rooms in tho Tomplo oxcopt for thJ Kosmets, who held a preliminary one laBt week. Tho seniors aro preparing for the flrBt Shakespearean performance over staged by University students, and with the plans that aro already laid for thiB production, it promises to be a notable one. "The Diplomat," which tho Kosmet Klub will present May 3, at tho Oliver, represents tho work of many months. This organization was formed last May for tho purpoBO of giving to Ne braska students something now in tho way of dramatics. It Is essentially a musical comedy and represents the first attempt in this flold. Tho Kos mot Klub Is patterned after similar organizations that flourish In some of tho biggest colleges and universities in tho country, and Its success at Ne braska 1b practically assured. "Tho Diplomat" was written by Professor 8cott of tho English Literature de partment and is pronounced by critics to be in every sense a clever work. Tho muBlc and lyrics for the opera wore written by C L. Conner, a stu dent In the law college last semester. Tho Dramatic Club will put on Its second semester play April 20. Tho play which has been selected Is "The Russian Honeymoon," and the leading parts will be carried by Mario Doug lass and Verne Bates. Whistle to Announce Classes'. Classes at Kansas University will hereafter bo announced by blasts of the whistle on the power houso. This will be done in order to secure uni formity In tho length and time of Classes. Nobraska la going to havo a baso ball toam. Onco moro tho great sum mer Bport will bo indulged in by Corn husker diamond horoos. Tho recent ruling of tho Missouri Valloy Confer once commlttoo at Dos MolnoB allows Nebraska to havo at loaBt a makeshift toam, but Coach Btiohm goes farthor and says that Nebraska will havo tho host toam that can bo produced. "I havo not looked ovor carofully tho ro cont decision handed down by tho commlttoo," sayB tho coach, "and I do not know what material will bo available under that ruling. In fact, I know-nothing of tho material horo at Nebraska for a baseball team, but I do know that tho students of this University demand that tho groat na tional game bo played hero and I pro pose to soo that their wIbIiob aro car ried out." JuBt what offoct the ruling will havo on Nebraska's prospects Is hard to determine, but If thero Is to bo a toam It Is boat to have a good ono or nono at all, and If It Is impossible to play in tho conforonco, thon go outside. This is the opinion of tho coach and of every loyal fan in tho school, and it should and can bo carried out. New Captain to Be Elected. Tho departure of Olo Metcalf from school will necessitate tho election of a now captain. Thero are several old members of tho squad to whom this may fall, among them being "Turp" Frank, Gus Lofgron, Ernlo Frank and Roswoll Haskell. Just whon tho elec tion of captain will tako placo is not now known. It Is expected that prac tice will start Immediately after tho coming vacation. Owing to tho fact that Nobraska has not had a team for two years thero will bo a largo number of men that havo never turned out for baseball that will now don suits and try for positions on tho team. However, thero are tho members of tho old team and the men that wero on the squad that win form a nucleus from which Coach Stlohm can build a toam. Ho will havo a good pitching staff composed of Frank, Rodman, Soldol, Schmidt and several others that havo never had a tryout for tho team. Outfield ers Oliver, E. Frank, Hyde and Bllsh are a starter in that direction, whjlo ho will have Buol, a hard-hitting catcher; Underwood, a first baseman, and Haskell and Lofgron to work out for other infield positions. Alto gether tho prospects look promising and with tho new material that has entered school within the last two years, Nobraska can look forward to a good collection of diamond artists. The sophomore class of thdUniver slty of Minnesota gives an annual vaudeville performance. - Reception for Ags. Tho faculty of the Agricultural Col lege will hold a reception next Satur day evening in the Temple for stu dents of the School of Agriculture.