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Vol. XII. No. 85
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, TUESDAY, FEB. 11, 1913
Price 5 Cents
SHOW OF BIG FIGHT
MANY SOPHOMORE8 ANNOUNCE
THEMSELVES A8 CANDIDATES
FOR CORNHUSKER POSI
TIONS. TWO OUT FOR MANAGING EDITOR
Walter F. Goodman and Leon Samuel
son Compete While D. D. Mar
i cellus, J. C. Beard and Russel
Swift Want Business End.
For managing editor of the Corn
husker two men have announced
themselves. Walter F. Goodman la a
graduate of Lincoln High School, la a
member of the Forest Club, took ac
tive part In class politics last year,
and has been a member of the Dally
Nebraskan staff for the past year.
Leon W. Samuelson, a Franklin
Academy graduate, 1911, of Hlldreth,
Neb., Is the other candidate. He was
editor of the Franklin paper for sev--eral
terms, and handled Bports for the
Daily Nebraskan last semester. He
is a member of Buahnoll Guild and
Sigma Nu fraternities. He is a fresh
man in the College of Law.
Three candidates for the position of
business manager of the Cornhusker
Donald D. Marcellus, Lincoln, a
graduate of Crete High School, is
secretary of the State Farm Y. M. C.
A., treasurer of the Dramatic club, and
took a prominent part in the Ivy Day
play last spring. Ho was speaking
member of his class debating team
both last year and this. He Is a non
Russell F. Swift comes from Har
lan, Iowa, was chairman of the Sopho
more hop this year and is treasurer
of the Sophomore class. He is a
member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
John C. Beard is the third candi
date, is a Lincoln man and alternate
both last year and this on the class
LAST RUSH WEEK FOR (GREEKS
Today Starts the Fun for the Second
This evening at 6 o'clock fraternity
rushing for the second will commence
officially. A large number of enter
ing students have already attracted
the attention of the Greeks and the
present season promises to be but
little less strenuous than that at the
banning of the year. The rush week
that starts tonight will bo the last
rushing season of but one week's
duration, the semester pleading tak
ing effect at the beginning of next
The Household Arts club will meet
with Margaret Long and Matie Hall,
Tuesday evening, February 11, at Ger
trude Hall. The program will include
a short talk by Mr. A. A. Redforn, tho
state chemist. All members are re
quested to be present.
What is the "Rag"
The "Daily Nebraskan" is Pictured
as Seen by Disgusted Sub
scribers Style Seems
At last the mystery Is on open
story. No longer need those in charge
of the Dally Nebraskan remain In
doubt as to their policy. They are
ownod body, soul and typewriter by
those known as tho august faculty.
They dare not open their mouths but
to utter praise and glory for those
persons. At least that Is what "a dis
gusted subscriber" stands authority
for the following letter received by
the editor-in-chief yesterday. Al
though the writer was scrupulous
enough to withhold his name, his
statements are published herewith.
LINCOLN, Neb., Febr , 8, 1913.
Editor Dally Nebraskan: With tho
recent change of administration in tho
"Rag" editorial oillce, many readers of
the paper, including its comparative
ly small number of cash subscribers,
entertained hopes of a satisfactory
change of policy from the student
point of view. But those hopes were
decidedly weakened by a "warning"
against the Common Rumor, printed
in tho Rag editorial column TlTurs
day, February sixth.
Every student of the University of
Nebraska knows If he knows any
thing outside of books that nothing
appears in the Rag unless the editor
believes it would be approved by the
chancellor, the board of regents, tho
university senate, the student publica
tion board, and the faculty in general.
As a result, no unapproved ideas of
IN DESPAIR, FRENZIED STU
DENTS ABANDON "RAG" DANCE
Private Appeal to Fraternities and
Sororities Finally Succeeds in
Cooling the "Fusser's" Ardor.
The regime of the "fad" dances is
at an end. Such Is the opinion of all
who pretend to read the signs of the
times. Witness the Annual Military
ball, where in almost every instance
the old fashioned dances were strict
ly adhered to. When one or two dar
ing spirits attempted the Boston they
were politely requested to stop. Stu
dent councils at Wisconsin and Min
nesota have frowned on tho "raggy"
dances, and In many of the Valley
schools definite action has been taken
to abolish them completely.
The eastern schools have been pro
vincially slow in handling tho mat
ter, but even Harvard and Yale are
(Continued on Page 3.)
mere students ever gain favor in tho
"mirror of student life." No opin
ions and IdeaB of students, not in ac
cord with those of tho censors, ever
gain expression in the "college paper"
except perchance in thft "Forum,"
with faculty-suggested editorials
printed in an adjoining column and
penned as tho "concensus of student
opinion." Furthermore, no opinions
or Ideas of students, not approved by
the chancellor will be fostered or en
couraged by the present editor of the
Rag, no matter how prevalent or rea
sonable they may be. The position
the editor holds as a paid assistant
in the university's rhetoric depart
ment will much more effectively cen
sor the sheet's policy than chancol
lorial ultimatums or faculty commit
tee invlatlons to resign the editorial
It Is to be regretted that Nebraska
has no uncensored organ of real stu
dent thought. The writer does not de
sire scraps between faculty and stu
dent body, nor does he condone a
spirit of faculty antogonism by stu
dents. But ho is one of Nebraska's
many students who have felt muzzled
and oppressed by tho lack of a free
publication of uncensored student
opinion, and who have welcomed tho
Common Rumor as a paper without a
muzzle, and now support It for lack
of a real student publication In the
GET READY FOR TAG DAY;
COMING NEXT THURSDAY
Fifty University Boosters Unite to
Increase Subscriptions of
The biggest canvass for subscrip
tions ever made In the history of the
Rag will be made next Thursday. Out
shining the effortB or hibt year and
all previous, tho forty or fifty Rag
"BOOSTERS" won't stop until tho
number of subscribers is far beyond
tho thousand mark. The leaders for
this big event will bo chosen at once
by The Student Publication Board.
Students known to bo ready, will
ing, and able to servo are subject to
draft. Volunteers are received with
welcome. Tho official Boosters for
the big canvass will meet in tho Tem
ple tonight to formulate plans for
Thursday's great and meritorious
cruBade. Watch for the date Thurs
day, February 13 and help ub to
make the Nebraskan help you.
DEBATERS ARE (SEFECTED
STRONG COMPETITOR FOR
PLACES ON INTER-CLA88
SOPHOMORE TEAM UNCHANGED
All Four Classes Retain Many of Past
Representaatives. But Four
Aspire In 8enior
The membors of tho Fifth Annual
Intor-class Detating teams were held
last Saturday forenoon, consisting of
threo mon and ono altornate, woro
selected. Quito a few aspirants turned
out to contend for positions on tho
dlfforont teamB, with tho froBhmon
loading as to tho number. Tho ques
tion discussed was, "Resolved: That
all American coaBt-wlso vessels
should bo allowed to pasB through tho
Panama canal toll free."
In tho Freshman class oloven mon
woro cut Tor position on tho team.
Of these the following woro given
places. A. W. Ackerman, Lincoln;
H I). Oppenhelmer, St. Joseph, Mo.;
H J. Schwab, McCook, and A. R. Hln
man (alternate), Blue Spring. Tho
judges were P. M. Buck, Jr.. C. L.
Radcliffe. and C. L. Rein.
The men selected to represent tho
Sophomore class are, S. M. Bryan,
Lincoln; H. G. Hewitt, Brewster; D.
D. Marcellus, Lincoln, and J. C. Board
(alternate), Lincoln. Tho Judges
were G. M. Foster, G. Jones and C.
Those chosen to represent tho
Junior class are, Hugh Agor, Omaha;
H. M. DIers, MadiBon; D. P. Qris
wold, Gordon, and R. B. Dawson (al
ternate), Lincoln. Tho Judges were
Prof. H. W. Caldwell, B. C. Marcellus,
and G. O. Virtue.
I nthe Senior class only four men
turned out and theso were put on
the team. These were L. A. Boch
ters, Pierce; Homer Kyle, Lincoln; E.
L. Stancliffe, Lincoln, and C. S. Rad
cliffe (alternate), Sidney.
The debates will be held at convo
cation 10 o'clock, the Freshman-Sophomore
and tho Junior-Senior contests
being held on Wednesday, February
lit. and the championship debate on
Thursday, March 13.
Sophomore football team have their
pictures taken at Townsend's at 11
this morning. All men wear Macki
naws. There will be a meeting of tho
Cornhuskor staff at 7:30 today in
the Cornhusker o co.
Tho inter-class debates, coming a
few weeks hence, will have two ad
vantages over tho intercollegiate de
bate. In tho firrst place, interest in
tho inter-class debates ismore local.
And secondly, In tho intor-class con
tests more students aregiven practice
in debate. Oood debaters make the
intercollegiate teams. Novices com
pete for tho class teams. In debate,
we need less talent than practice.
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