The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 11, 1912, Image 1

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    Ube H)ailp IFlebraskan
Vol. XII. No. 57
Price 5 Cents
CONANT GOES TO MANILA ' exciting battle is assured
Leaves Nebraska in April for Univer
sity Started In 1911 and With An
Enrollment of 1,400 Loss for
University Faculty.
Piolessoi F I! Conant ol the Col
lege ol Law, by action of (Ik Hoard ol
Regents, jcsterday wiu granted leave
o! absence fiom t lie laal ol April lot
tin hiilnnc e ol the venr Professoi
Conant lias been appointed b the gov
eminent to a piotessorship in the Col
lege of l-aw in the Univeislty ol the
Philippine s ui Manila, and he and
Mis. Conant sill sail tioin San Fian
lino about the ath of May
The Univeislty ol llie Philippines,
which haw been established since 1111,
hah an enrollment ol 1 , t0 students,
several large and well appointed build
nigs, and a lac nil composed of soim
ol the most capable piof"ssional men
on the islands Chailes S lyoujngei,
tormeily of the I acuity ol Nebraska,
is a member of the taculty, which is
headed b Piesideiit Muny Duller,
foimerly ol Cornell. Professoi Co
nam says the Univeislty yeai al Ma
nila begins the last ol June and ends t
the last of Maich, the hot weather of,
April and May coming in what is There t
the bummer vacation
'1 he College ol Law was opened in
Jul, 1911, with 151 students in at,
tendance, in spite of the two yeais ol
pre-legal enhance iequiiement .
The course in the College ol Law
covers foui jears All institution Is I
given in the English language and
substantially the same case books and
text beeks are used as aie used by
the law schools ol the Law School
Afcsociation of the United States
Conant the Logical Man.
In a letter to the war department
asking for the appolntmentof an ex
perienced professor of law horn the
United States, rresident Duller ex
pressed his desire that a man be ap
pointed who was thoroughly acquaint
ed with Anglo-Saxon law and the sys
tem of legal procedure in the United
States. The aim of the University of
the Philippines is, as ho expressed it,
"to establish in the place of the till
now existing Spanish law, the Anglo
Saxon system of Justice and judicial
procedure." Those who have had in
struction under Professor Conant In
Nebraska know that his caieful and
scholarly study of the Anglo-Saxon
common law mark him as the logical
man for professorship In a University
with such a mission a proposition
proven perhaps y the fact that he is
the first professor from the United
States to receive such an appointment
since the .'oinding of the University
. . Active In University Interests.
Professor Conant Is a graduate of
Harvard Law School and has been a
Negative Team Leaves Today For Wis
consin Primed for Hard Match
Illinois Comes For Revenge.
At I .'!' o' loi k this evening the neg
ative debating team, accompanied bj
Pinfc.ssoi Fogg, leaves ovei the Dili
llngton loi the camp ol the enemy
Wisconsin has the better ol the Ne
biaska team in the mattei ol numbei
ol vu tones, but this yeai it Is hoped
til.- tide will tuin.
l'i ol Fogg's ai gunientation (lass
met in li lot; vcsteidav at 15 0i and lis
tt ned to the speechis ol the negative
team which leaves lodaj
I'rol Caldwell spoke biiellv at the
(lose He stated that he could suggest
on!v a little improvement in delivery
and piedicted vutory lor Nebiaska
The debate at Lincoln pi onuses to
be one ol the most iitlng in tho
anual-, ol the University's oiganied
s -item In the last two debates Ne
bi.iska's men have tiiumphed ovei this
nval Consequently, in older to wipe
out the del eats of former yeais, Illi
nois will come primed to (he muzzle
in the expectation of humbling Ne
biaska's forensic champions
The latter part of the week, in order
to piopeiij advertise this contest, sev
eial debateis will speak at the neigh
boring schools C Iv. Rein, for two
years an intercollegiate debater, will
tell the Lincoln High students of the
educational benefits derived fiom at
tending, while Clarence Clark goes to
the StateFaim and llai vej Hess to
Wesleyan University.
it is hoped that a large numbei of
students will be oul to support this
loi in ol Univeislty activity, and also
loi the lnfoimal dance which Man
agei.s Foi bes and Hess have ai ranged
to be held following tho debate The
fa t that the music will be furnished
bv Jones' Oichestra assuies a first
( lass hop.
member of ti Nebraska since IdOT
Dining this time he has not onlv made
many frien Is among the students in
the classiooi i, but lias identified him
self with stulcni activities and mlei
esls He h.i& been the moving bpiiit
behind the grea? l.iw Darbecue for a
number of d.u- and within our mem
ory, at least, its success has been due
entirely to ills energetic efforts. A
member of Phi Delta Phi and one of
the most popular men in the facultj,
the Law College will lose in Professor
Conant. anotheret its active men, but
his many friends here do not begrudge
him the oppo-tmilty lor such interest
ing work in tne field
George V. White, of the class of
11)10 and a member of the debating
team that spoke against Illinois in
PJ(9, is visiting friends on tho cam
pus Mr White is now living in South
Dakota, and will represent his constit
uents in the South Dakota legislature
this winter
First Year Men Meet Tomorrow To
Decide Their Own
The unic'-t pievalenl in the f i esh
man Ha.s.s lot the last seveial weeks
concerning class caps came to a head
las night when a gioup of freshmen
leaiieis met and pledged themselves to
a definite stand on the question There
weie those who 'came to scoff and le-
malnecl to piav " Kvery man, before
I he leltrthe meeting had pledged him
'.se'f to do his individual best to see
that the custom ol wearing a distinct
ive (lass ( ap was started at this Uni
v ei sit)
It seems thai theie has existed a
geiieial inisundei standing within the
i auks ol the lieshmen to the eflect
that thev weie to be compelled to
weai the caps in lecognition ol then
defeat at the hands of the sopho
niiiies This was the oiiginal stand
taken bv the Innocents when the plan
was first announced before the Olym
pies, but sun e that time the piogiam
has been c onsidei ably altered, due to
the influence ot niembeis of the lac
I ult and piominent students around
( ollege.
l'oi that leason it is expected that
, nt the lieshmen class meeting, which
will be held tomoiiow in conjunction
with similar meetings ol the othei
classes, a considerable p.ut ol the
lancoi will be taken out of the (lis
i c iission '1 he proposal now is that
the lieshmen shall be asked to weai
the little gieen caps, not as a mat
lei ol punishment oi ridicule, but more
is a means of identification loi the
pin pose ol helping to biing the mem
In i s ol the class togethei.
t this meeting the fieshmen will be
.iddiessed b l)i Ueorge IS Condia
Owen Ft auk, Leonard Purely and a
numbei ol otheis interested in the
cause The matter will then be thrown
open loi genet al discussion, and the
niembeis oi the class left to fight out
their own salvation
'1 he Senior Society ot Innocents has
piomised il the fieshmen approve the
cap Idea, to use their influence in es
tabllshlng the custom at Nebraska,
with the view of imposing the obliga
tion on succeeding entering classes
The plan is said to have the endorse
ment of Chancellor Avery and mem
bers of the faculty. There is some
dllferonce of opinion within the ranks
of tho upper classmen, however, and it
is expected, therefore, that their meet
ing will abound in no little discussion.
They have been called together for the
purpose of sanctioning the contem
plated action of the freshmen. If th
older men should fall to approve of
the measure and the freshmen go on
rec ord in favor ot it, it is doubtful
what the outcome will be.
Fiesliina n basketball practice at
F. tonight !: O. Stiehm.
Board Acts On Many Routine Matters
In Yesterday's Meeting 8llo to Be
Erected at Farm Appoint
ments Made.
At the meeting ol the Hoard ol Re
gents which convened yesterday at 11
oi lock, the Chancellor was authorized
to Htate that the regents intend to
leive the question of the removal of
i he University campus for the luglBla
tuie to decide The meaning of such
intention is that the legislature will
be asked to determine In the coming
se-sion between three measuies,
whcthei the Unheisltj shall bo do
v eloped at (he present city plant, or
paitially lemoved, leaving only cer
tain pints down town, or wholly re
moved to the taim campus
The details ot the Hoard's forthcom
ing lepoit to the legislature were not
made public Hence the requests for
the Univeislty appropriations will not
be published until the icport is for
mall presented. Some ol the details
of this tepoit lenialn jet to be ar
ranged. Addition to Loan Fund.
An offer was received and accepted
b the Dome! creating an important ad
dition to the student loan fund. Tho
offer was made by Mis. Ida C. Carter
of New Yoik City and It adds a con
tnbution ot $100 per year, amounting
in all to $500, to tho hind as estab
lished last yeai loi the use of the
students ol the Unlveisltj Prefer
ence in h.-i conti ibutlon Is given to
engineering studeiitw, next to male
sh'deuts, and finally to any students
Fordyce Granted Leave ofAbsence.
Other matters of loutlne nuhiro wore
the subject of the "legents' work dur
ing the meetin. Dean Fordyce of the
Teaclieis' College was granted leave
of absence for a pait of next seraes
te to permit his attendance at the
Columbia University Teachers' Col
lege Permission was given to tho
Concrete Silo Company to erect a silo
free of cost at the farm. A new di
ploma was Issued to Dr. Francos E.
J'ownBend to replace the loBt original.
The following resignation woe ac
cepted: G. W. Shumate, herdsman at
the University farm, effective Decem
ber 31; V. V. Westgute, assistant pro
fesBor ol horticulture, effective Feb
ruary 1, 1918.
Ad Interim Appointments Made.
The following ad Interim Appoint
ments were confirmed: David E.
Svvarr, assistant in English la tho
Sciiool of Agriculture; R. A. Mosor, as
sistant in bacteriology; E. H. Bwing,
assistant in horticulture; Roy Mar
shall, assistant In horticulture; A. H.
Decklioff and J. D. Kuska, assistants
in instructional agronomy; W. J. Ru
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