The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 13, 1912, Image 1

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VOL. XL NO. 105.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY MARCH 13, 1912.
Price 5 Cents
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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.