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The Daily Nebraskan
VOL XIII. NO. 63 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1913
Price, 5 Cents
STIEHM TURNSDOWN $3500
REFUSES OFFER OF THAT
AMOUNT TO PLAY POST-SEASON
GAME AT K. C.
BASKETBALL GAMES SCHEDULED
Schedule is Still Matter of Discussion
With Many Requests
Nebraska made so much money on
its last football season that it has
started to turn down offers of addi
tional cash. Yesterday Coach Stiehm
received an offer of $3,500 for the
Cornhuskers if they would play a post
season panic in Kansas City yet he
passed it up as calmly as if lie were
refusing an invitation to a ten-cent
The bid came from one M. L. De
mick of Ottawa, Kas. The whole plan
was worked out to a nicety. "Let me
stage a Christmas day game between
Nebraska and Missouri, Kansas or the
Haskell Indians," said Mr. Demlck, in
effect. "Fourteen thousand people will
crowd into the Kansas City ball park
at a dollar a throw. Nebraska will get
25 per cent of the gate receipts, or
some $3,500. The opposing team will
get a like amount, the expense will be
about $1,000, and then I'll take the
rest about $C,000."
Mr. Stiehm said yesterday that he
would be compelled to send his re
grets. In the first place Nebraska
usually makes the extortionate de
mnnd of fully half the gate receipts,
and in the second place, the rules of
the Missouri valley conference pro
hibit such a contest.
After setting aside the ambitions of
the Kansas promoter. Mr. Stiehm yes
terday turned his attention to the com
ing basketball schedule. Only eight
een games will be played, and already
a large number of colleges and uni
versities, both large and small, have
asked for a chance to meet the Corn
huskers. It is now settled that we
will play Drake, Missouri, Ames and
Minnesota, but the practice games are
still unarranged. The smaller schools
which are seeking contests are Grin
nell farkio, St. Joseph, Sacred Heart,
Simpson, Highland Park and Nebraska
Wesleyan. The last named will prob
ably be favored on January 24 and 25,
thereby opening the local season. Even
these dates, however, have not yet
been definitely settled upon.
CHRISTMAS F0R THE POOR
Forty Children of Bancroft School
Will Know the Christmas Joy
Mrs. Leland In Charge.
The young women of the University
Students Guild of the First Fresby
terlan church will present Christmas
gifts to forty children of the kinder
garten of the Bancroft ward school.
Miss Humphrey, a former member
of the class, is one of the teachers
of the Bancroft school. Mrs. Leland
is the teacher of the university class
and has this particular "Christmas for
the Poor" movement In charge.
THIRTY NEBRASKA MEN WILL
ATTEND VOLUNTEER MEETING
Cornhusker Delegation Will be Large
Movement is Rapidly
Thirty representatives from Ne
braska will attend the Kansas City
convention of the Student Volunteer
Movement to be held during the holi
days. Twenty-four of these representatives
are students in the university, four
are faculty members, two are associa
tion secretaries and one is a business
man. Listed, they are as follows:
Peter Kofod Homer William J.
Houmark, Stanhope Pier. Chas. Haupt
man, G. H. Lamphere, Chas. H. An
('erson, Theodore Kubik, Ladislar Ku
bik, Ross Pomeroy, C. A. Murray, Fred
Liebers, Ralph V. Orr, II. R. Pier. V.
A. Rockle, R. F. Merrian, Frank Carl
son, W. F. Urbach. Edgar Kldoo, Ira
X. Kindig, Earl Camp, A. C. Krebs,
Franklin D. Keim, Robert E. Holland,
E. N. Samuelson, Prof. F. D. Parker,
Win. Neuswanger, C. V. Smith, H. J.
Young, Secy. II. S. Reese, L. R. An
derson and Secy. R. L. Ewing.
The Student Volunteer Movement is
an organization which seeks to pro
mote among men and women in the
colleges and universities of the United
States and Canada a deeper and more
intelligent interest in the foreign mis
sion study classes, missionary meet
More than six thousand volunteers
have been enlisted as a result of the
"Volunteer Band" system used at the
different institutions, and more than
two thousand will be at this conven
tion representing almost seven hun
dred colleges and universities.
Among those who will take part in
the K. C. convention are: John R.
Mott, president of the World Student
Christian Federation; G. S. Eddy, sec
retary of the Y. M. C. A. for Asia;
Robert E. Speer, secretary of the Pres
byterian Mission Board and many oth
er men of prominence.
Miss Howells Recites
Christmas Story at
The excellent reading given by Miss
Howells at convocation yesterday
morning was well attended, and ap
preciated by the audience. The read
ing given was "Christmas Eve," by
Grace Richmond. The appropriate
ness of the story for thu time of the
year, and the excellent delivery with
which it was given brought tears to
the eyes of many in the audience.
The story was of a lonely, elderly
couple who thought their Christmas
was to be forgotten by their children
in the cities. But the earnest appeal
to the brothers and sisters by the
youngest member of the family, he
himself a business man, the family
came together upon Christmas Evo,
and the happiness thereby resulting,
brought the Btory home to a good
V. M. C. A. SECRETARIES WILLI
MEET IN CHICAGO DEC. 20-21
Ewlng of Local Association Will At
tend All Universities Represented.
An annual conference of Young
Men's Christian Association secre
taries will be held in Chicago on the
20th and the 21st of this month. Gen
eral Secretary Ewing of the University
Association will be among the repre
sentatives from all of the larger state
universities of the middle west, in
cluding the University of Chicago and
Northwestern. The meeting is for the
discussion of the various methods
used by the different secretaries in
their respective localities, the organi
zation of new methods and the selec
tion of officers for the ensuing year.
MRS. POTTER WILL VISIT UNI.
Y. W. C. A. Worker' Secretary of Pres
byterian Woman's Missionary
Boards Speaker at Y. W.
C. A. Vespers.
Mrs. Dwight E. Potter, the student
secretary of Woman's Missionary
Boards of Presbyterian church, IT. S.
A , will visit the university January
7-12. Mrs. Potter is a college woman
and is very successful In interesting
college women in religious work. Her
husband was a missionary in Syria and
after his death she took up this work
among the colleges. She was at one
time in student Y. W. C. A. Work.
Mrs. Potter is a fascinating speaker
and has an attractive personality. She
will meet the student young women of
the Presbyterian Bible classes and sev
eral sorority groupB and will speak at
a vesper service at the University Y.
W. C. A.
SENIOR DANCE COMES ON 16TH
Upper classmen Will Give Hop at Lin
dell Hotel if Class Assumes
The senior class hop will come off
on the evening of January 1G in the
new Lindell ball room, providing the
remainder of the class bonds are taken
up before the holidays. This will be
the first university function to be given
in the new ball room. The committee
and the president voted to limit the
number of complimentary tickets to
their own number. If the class bonds
can be floated by Saturday, tickets will
be printed and put on sale immediately
after the Christmas vacation.
Tuesday Vesper Service.
The Tuesday vesper Bervlce was In
charge of Miss Cloland. She gave a
series of Christmas stories. She told
why the evergreens keep their leaves,
the Btory of the little Russian Pauline,
the story of why the chimes ring. The
interest of the audience was evident
from the silence broken onfy by the
crackling of the wood fire. The serv
ice was opened and concluded by the
singing of familiar carols.
WILL GIVE THE "MESSIAH"
CHORUS TO PRE8ENT SELEC
TIONS FROM ORATORIO A8
SOLOISTS WILL ASSIST CHORUS
Mrs. Raymond Directs Affair in An
nual Event Much Thought of
by Music Lovers.
At Thursday's convocation selections
from Handel's masterpiece "Messiah"
will be given by the university chorus,
directed by Mrs. Raymond. This year's
program promises to be unusually fine.
Several well known soloists will assist
Mrs. Raymond in carrying the solo
and recital parts.
The chorus will also be accom
panied by a stringed quintet, piano
and organ. Older students will find
many familiar names among theso
singers and musicians. They are: Dr.
Winifred Hyde, soprano; Mrs. Arthur
Gutzmer, contralto; Mr. Rubyn Walt,
tenor. In the quintet are: Mr. Ed. J.
Walt, first violin; Mrs. August Molzer,
second violin; Mr. Win. T. Quick,
viola; Miss Lilian Elche, 'cello. Miss
Marlel Jones will be at the piano and
Miss Louise Zumwinkle at the organ.
Those who object to western schools
because they have no traditions will
have an opportunity to enjoy a very
old Nebraska custom which is rapidly
growing into a tradition. For muny
years the "Messiah" has been given
at the convocation Just before Christ
mas vacation. The students are very
responsive to these convocations and
Memorial hall is filled.
Finally Scheduled for
The much postponed game between
the freshmen and the Juniors for the
football championship of the classes
will be played Thursday afternoon re
gardless of weather conditions. Tho
teams have been unable to get to
gether since the recent bad weather
on account of the condition of the
field, but with tho field in fair condi
tion they will stage the contest on
The game should be a good one as
tho teams played a tie two weeks ago
when they strove in vain to settle the
question of supremacy. Tho admis
sion will be tho same as heretofore,
FEE TO SPEAK THURSDAY,
The last Thursday evening meeting
before the holidays will be held In
the Temple tomorrow at 7 p. m. Mr.
O. J. Fee, a 1903 grad, will speak 6n
the topic of " A Profitable Vacation."
All who know Mr. Fee say that he Is
full of every day energy and hustle
and can give good, straight and prac
The department of geography has
recently received a number of bottled
specimens for class use, showing the
different processes in the manufacture
of beet sugar.
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