The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 16, 1913, Image 1

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    The Daily Nebraskan
Price. 5 Cents
Surpass in Stating the Case, Support
ing their Arguments, and the Use
of Brilliant Rebuttal.
The features of the Central League
debates at Minnesota, Iowa and Ne
braska were discussed and dissected
at the post-mortem held last night in
U IOC Professor Fogg presided and
the role of assisting surgeons included
such names as Maxey, Taylor, Foster,
Le Rossignol and Garrett. Their talks
were short resumes of the substance
of the individual speeches as well as
a general criticism of the debate as
a whole.
Hear Better Debates Here.
Professor Le Rossignol was one of
the judges at the Minnesota-Wisconsin
debate. Mlnesota held the af
firmative of the question but lost to
the Badgers by a two to one vote.
"They did not do as well as they could
have done," said Professor Le Rossig
nol, "and the debate was not as good
as some I have heard here. But, then,
we have one of the best coaches in
tho country."
Prof. Lanuworthy Taylor, who was
another one of the judges at the same
deflate, spoke of a number of points
that made it an extremely difficult de
bate to decide Cletz and Fraze of the
Wisconsin team 'wore not in g'ood
form and had some trouble in pre
senting their case clearly. Foster,
their third speaker, was, however, an
exceptionally strong debater, a man
of unusual eloquence and force. Both
judges united in praising the ease,
grace, and delivery of this man and
declared that lie won the decision for
lowans Good Rhetoricians.
R. W. Garrett represented the Ne
braskan interests at the Iowa contest,
and brought back some nineteen pages
of note taken between glances at the
timekeeper's watch. Iowa's argu
ments, he declared, were character
ized by their assertiveness, and their
tendency to run into short perorations,
which might have been good rhetoric,
but lacked the force of logic. They
were better elocutionists than the Ne
braska men but not nearly so well in
formed on the question mid they failed
to quote authorities or in any way to
support their asertions. They expected
a constructive negative plan and when
Nebraska faiLpd to introduce one were
thrown somewhat into confusion.
Professor Foster of the Law col
lege summarized the important points
of the local debate with Minnesota.
The arguments of the Gophers were
scattered, in his opinion, and they
failed to concentrate their efforts on
any one line of thought. The debate
was won on a clear case, ability to
establish the facts, and unusually good
refutation. Dr. Maxey, the official
timekeeper of the local debate, agreed
largely with Professor Foster that the
Minnesota men were not primarily de
baters and that they were poorly or-,
Professor Fogg has been wearing
the smile that won't come off ever
since last Friday night, and those who
know him well declare that he is e
tremely happy over something or
From the Press.
"The rebuttal was especially hril
limit "-Omaha Bee, in regard to the
Iowa game.
"Nebraska wins by skillful rebuttal
Daily low an. They added further
that Nebraska narrowed the question
down to one of economic conditions,
and that it was much to their advant
The Iowa City Daily Press, Dec 13.
under the caption of "Nebraskaiis Low
er Flag of Iowa Debaters Cornhusk
ers Follow up Gridiron Victory For
ensic Arena is Scene of Another Vic
tory Over Prostrate Hawkeyes De
scent is Severe "
"Iowa descended far and heavily last
night when Nebraska won the annual
debate by a score of 3 to 0. To be
'licked' was cruel, and to be licked by
a unanimous decision was especially
severe. The Nehraskans, victorious
on the gridiron, lass than a month
ago, were ready for gore and they
drank it, in deep, satisfying drafts"
Public Speaking Fraternity Holds An
nual Convention in Lincoln
During Holidays.
Phi Alpha Tau, the public speaking
fraternity will hold its annual con
vention at Lincoln during the holidays,
he dates set for the meeting are Mon
day and Tuesday, the 29th and 30th of
December, 1913. The local chapter
will act as host to the visiting dele
gates, one of whom will be Bent from
each chapter in the country. Mr. II.
C. Hathaway of Nebraska is the na
tional secretary of the organization.
Sophomore Caps Are
Here and Go on Sale
Last of This Week
The much heralded Sophomore caps
are coming. They will be on sale the
latter part of the present week and
every Sophomore is expected to have
one as a part of his holiday equip
ment. The cap will be very attrac
tive, being a dark check, not loud but
distinctive. The class numerals will
be under the flap that snaps to the
visor, so that the numerals can be
either displayed or invisible as the
wearer desires. The pattern is the
latest, the order being made up in
New York and the caps will include
the latest wrinkles in capdom.
The place of sale will be announced
within the next two days together
with the price. Sophomores are urged
to wear the new and individual head
dress home for the holidays.
Mandolin club meets tonight, Temple,
7 o'clock.
Delta Chi announces pledge of
Merle E. Wade of Osceola, la.
Characterization of Difficult Parts
Makes Unqualified Success of
Play Dealing With Prob
lems of Church.
Saturday night the University Dra
matic club presented, to the entire sat
isfaction of a packed house, Charles
Rami Kennedy's "The Servent In the
House" It was a departure, so to
speak, Iroin the line of plays that uni
versity cats usually attempt. The
play makes no concession to popular
themes, but drives home it story of
the triumps of the true over false re
ligion. In that the undivided attention
ot the audience followed the action
throughout, however, it made a dis
tinct impression.
The seat sale was heavy, and just
before the hour for the production,
seats were a scarcity. A number were
turned away, in spite of the fact that
an unusually large number of social al 1('aHt f()' ll ,lmt' U"' 1)OIlI(l Pr
events were scheduled for the evening ' (M'(1,,(I to 1,K '"'utine business in por
The plot bore a dire( t appeal to the r,,(,t 'iuanltnlty of mind. C. C. Rey
ymputhies of the hearers. The strug- IU)1(Ih- instructor in physical education,
gle of the biilliant young vicar against
the mis-directed ambitions of his wife,
the pitiful story of the "down and-out-
er," and the nieces wish for her father I
were the background for the repre
sentation ot the Christ-like character
of Manson, the "Servant in the House."
The dignity of the portrayal of tho
latter was not affected by the more
hunieroiis, acid character of the Bishop
of Lancashire, and this lay the art
of the production. The club was ad
mittedly undertaking a work on no
mean caliber in touching in an ama
teur way upon the suggestion of the
Christ character and the problems of
the church The close attention of
the university audience, and the ap
preciative applause which followed
each curtain was indicative of the
success with which the characters
were handled.
There were but seven in the cast
Each one was chosen for his or her
ability to become adapted to the char
acter as presented by Mr. Kennedy,
the author. To Miss Alice Howell,
coach of many university productions
and known to university audiences,
fell the task of rounding each charac
ter into shape. The success of the
play was evinced by the response of
each actor to the part carried.
The cast was as follows:
Rogers a page boy Louis W. Home
Manson, a butler Otto A. SInke
The Reverend William Smythe,
Vicar Cloyd Stewart
Mnry, the Vicar's Niece
. Clara Wilson
Auntie, the Vicar'B
Marlon Preece
Robert Smith, a gentleman of nec
essary occupation
C. Neil Brown
James Ponsonby MakeBhyfte, D.
D., the Most Reverend, the
Lord Bishop of Lancashire
Rocky Amerman
Stage manager ..Mr. Ralph Northrup
'thirteen "N'S" awarded
Towle Question Undecided 8tlehm
Elected Delegate to College
Athletic Association.
The regular monthly meeting of tho
athletic hoard passed off Into evening
without a sign of a squabble over the
.Ia Towle affair. No one said a
word about the eligibility of the foot
ball captain-elect and no one even let
out a whisper as to his position on the
Dr II K Wolfe, chairman of tho
eligibility committee, was present, but
more in the capacity of a board mem
ber thuu a committeeman. Pror. G.
K Barber, president of tho board,
asked him before the meeting if he
had a report to make He replied that
he had none. President Barber there
upon dropped the case indefinitely. It
is understood that Dr. Wolfe will get
his committeemen together before they
leave for the holidays, and that a
dual solution of the problem may be
announced at that time.
With the Towle question postponed,
' UilH elected assistant basketball coach
Head Coach Stiehm was elected dele
gate to the meeting of the national
collegiate athletic association, to be
held in New York city, December 30.
Thirteen "N's" were awarded to this
year's regulars and Elwell and BalK
both of whom participated in enough
conference games to make them elibi
ble. The awarding of sweaters, life
passes and football watch fobs was
not taken up, although it was under
stood that the eight new men on this
year's team all will be honored at a
later meeting.
Guy Reed made IiIb monthly report
in regard to finances. He was not able
to give exact figures concerning the
profits of tills fall's gridiron season,
because, he Bald, the accounts with
Iowa and Kansas have not yet been
settled up.
Faculty Women Enjoy Toys, Popcorn
Balls and Apples Distributed
by Santa Claus.
The Y. W. C. A. Christmas party
for the Faculty women was a great
sucess. Santa Claus and a lighted
Christmas tree on which were various
sized packages, awaited the guests
in Faculty hall. Each lady received a
gift suitable to her own taste, which
contained a short verse. After the
Christ maB tree popcorn balls and ap
ples were served.
Gladys Dominy is being visited by
her bother, Mrs. Edith Dominy, of
Vacation starts S 5 A-M. Monday
morning. All University regulations
are in force till that time.
Dean Engberg.