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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 17, 1916)
VOL. XVI. NO. 48.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
f KIDNAPING OR NO
CLASS FEUD CAUSING MEMBERS
TO OVERSTEP BOUNDS
frtthmen and Sophomores Too Busy
Capturing Opponents Class
FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES
There shall be no "kidnapping" of
da, officers. If any have been kid
Mpped and are not released by noon
fridtf the Olympics will be called off.
ORDER OF THE EXECUTIVE DEAN
The events up to date in the feud
between the sophomores and freshman
jhsses, that is scheduled to end Sat
,rfay morning with the Olympics, are
Cut Harnsberger, sophomore presi
dent was captured by the freshmen
Wednesday afternoon, and recaptured
tj his classmates Thursday morning
The sophomores spread dodgers on
the telephone posts near the campus,
defying the freshmen and containing
phrases calculated to be highly insult
ing. Convocation Fuss '
A near riot was started at convoca
tion yesterday morning over one of the
jorters, but quelled before more than
pod natnred shoving had taken place.
Irving Augustine, chairman of the
freshman Olympics committee, was
lidnapped yesterday at noon.
Dean Engberg issued a statement
yesterday afternoon, declaring that if
an kidnapped men were not released
It noon today, there would be no
Class feeling between the freshmen
and sophomores, which has been get-
STUDENTS WILL ASK REGENTS
TO MAKE ADDITION
Journalism Organizations and State
. Press Association Think Time
Ripe for School
A petition to the board of regents,
"king for the establishment of a col
lege of journalism, with a four-year
rore leading up to a degree was
put In circulation on the campus yes
today by Sigma Delta Chi, journal
luc fraternity. Resolutions favoring
ca a achool have been adopted by
IWa Sigma Delta Chi and Theta Sig
" Phi, tbe journalistic sorority.
Favorable comment met the intro
duction of the petition, which is the
&ct outgrowth of n increasing de
wd for a regulation four-year
urw in journalism, fast becoming
of the big professions. Signers
Rinded tboue interested in Journal-
and favoring the establishment
trainiug 6 hool. A large num
" of eignaturts were secured in the
Jt time it was in circulation yes-
--. Five copies of the petition
put out, and every student will
Sivfrn an opportunity to sign it.
rtr Petition, to bear the names
J? tto! 0Dly who intend to go into
Profer.,on of journalism will be
iuw4 within a short time.
Jte movant for a school of Jour
Sp? N';braska ha the Nebraska
6rr- 'wktion behind it. and
editor" OTr th ute fc3
l3it HiU,r:;i1 "fce to the desir
I of lh chooL The demand
la, college at Nebraska
a7n Ter year ago of the
ngD(i new, j, courgM
u- . " M- Foez. Startin
Tear wiu, seventeen, the en-
! ting higher as the day for the annual
Olympics battle approached, broke out
Wednesday afternoon in a most viru
lent form when Carl Harnsberger, tho
sophomore president, was kidnapped
by the freshmen.
When sophomores learned of his cap
ture, a band consisting of Robert
Wenger, Olympics ' chairman, Ralph
Thorpe, Charles Peterson, Cal Web
ster, Spencer Flint, Walter Johnson,
Paul Withey, Dan Proudflt, Mike Fin
ney and several others, instituted an
all-night search that resulted in finding
Harnsberger Thursday morning at
5:30, and securing his release.
Harnsberger was guarded during the
morning, and appeared at convocation
to give his speech, surrounded by ten
Munn, a freshman football player, at
tempted to grab Harnsberger, and a
near battle ensued. M. M. Garrett,
who presided at the rally, succeeded in
quitting the underclassmen. Harns
berger and his guard left shortly be
fore the rally ended.
Some time Thursday noon, Irving
Augustine, the chairman of the fresh
man Olympics committee, was cap
turedat least he disappeared.
The Dean's Statement
The publication of Dean Engberg's
statement is expected to mean the
speedy release of all captives today.
Dean Engberg said yesterday that
when the Olympics were established
it was with the distinct understanding
that all class feeling would find its
out let in the battle, and that there
would be no other manifestation of
the spirit He was firm in declaring
that if any kidnapped men were not
released at once, the Olympics would
absolutely not take place.
COACH STEWART SO DECLARES
AT FOOTBALL RALLY
Individual Spirit Is All Right, But
Organization Needed to Make
There is still something wrong with
root In e at Nebraska, 6aid Coach Stew
art at convocation in Memorial ball.
Tuesday, and he added that he want
ed to offer a correction. No one
lacks the real fighting spirit, but the
difficulty is in the system by which
it is shown, in the lack of organized
rooting that brings out the volume.
He said that he was convinced that
Nebraska spirit Is the right spirit-
but that it lacked organization.
There is nothing like rallies and
practice to help the rooting, declared
Doctor Stewart. We put everything
Into yelling end the effort, and we
have cot had enough practice In yells.
If the team bad had only three or
four practices during the season, what
chance would they have lo-.tard win
ning?" be asked.
We have the spirit, individually but
not collectively. Tbe students must
get together, put more time on rallies.
Practice rooting could be held at the
Olympics. Saturday morning, he sug
geisted. The only time this year the
tetm has felt that the students have
been back of them was at the Ore
gon gan e 2.000 miles away, and, they
really felt the psychic won out there,
there will be a chance to win.
Need Different Spirit
We are not going to win Saturday
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rollment has grown until theis fall it
totals 125, more than the registration
In some of the colleges of the University.
1,000 EXPECTED FOR
PLANS COMPLETE FOR SECOND
ANNUAL HOMECOMING PARTY
Program Arranged With Faculty Re
ception and Speech by Prof.
Not less than 1,000 students and old
grads and probably more will come
to the homecoming party tomorrow
night at 8:15 in the Armory, If the
expectations of the mixer committee
The committee met last night and
concocted the final plans for the
event. The reception committee met
also, at the Temple, elected Wayne
Townsend chairman, and prepared to
give a real welcome to the old grads,
to the students and to the faculty
But the faculty themselves will
stage the best little " reception. As
the mixer guest enters the chapel, he
will find his favorites among the pro
fessors, and those whom he has not
had a chance to make favorites, ready
with a hearty handshake.
He will find, and she, too, Dean
Engberg and Dean Fordyce at the
head of the receiving line, and the
rest in a row with a ready hand
clasp and a friendly smile.
Prof. Barbour's Speech
After the reception. Prof. E. H.
Barbour, who is one of. the old favor
ites, with his rocks and his museum
and his real Nebraska spirit, will give
a short talk. The professor didn't
tell what he would say; if he had
there would be no reason for going
to hear him tomorrow night.
The faculty reception will com
mence at 8:15 and the talk by Profes
sor Barbour shortly afterward.
The rest of the evening will be de
voted principally to the pursuit of
happiness as evidenced in dancing,
eating and enjoying a cracking good
The dance will be to the music of a
The eating will be of the kind that
satisfies probably ice cream will
form one of the principal bits of the
Some Other Things
The program will include all of
these things, and maybe some more.
The University band, the best in
the world, with a long array of pieces
but they won't play the whole
The University Glee club, Mrs. Ray
mond's own, with a choice repertoire
A quartet, voices sweetly attuned
in favorite melodies.
Lucile Becker, Too
Lucile Becker, star of the dramatic
department, in a reading or two.
And probably some more.
The mixer will be marked by an
absence of high school students. The
Hl'.le ones. If they do get by the door
keeper, will be sent home to mama
and papa as soon as their presence
in discovered. A megaphone man will
probably present the Invitation to
each individual high school student,
should any come, to depart.
Tbe mixer will cost the usual nom
in.il firount of 25 Cents.
Michigan reports a shortage of
coal due to the difficulty which Is
met in carryin fuel from the Detroit
yards to the buildingB at Ann Arbor.
Kappa Alpha Theta at Home
to University After the Game
The Kappa Alpha Theta sorority
.ill pntertain at tea informally for
the hole Unlversitr. tomorrow after
noon after the football game, at the
chapter house. 1548 R atret.
Thi the second annual nome-
tcmlng tea given by the sorority.
TO MEET KANSAS
TED RIDDELL TAKEN TO HOS
Rest of Team in Fine Shape to Give
Battle to the Kansas
Nebraska University and the Uni
versity of Kansas will meet tomorrow
afternoon at 2:30 on Nebraska field.
It is the annual home-coming game
for the Cornhuskers, and several hun
dred out of town alumni, in addition
to those in Lincoln, will be at the
game. Omaha alumni are coming down
in a special train. The Kansas root
ers believe their team will win, and
are backing their belief by coming to
Lincoln from Lawrence in a special
train that will reach here Saturday
The "jinx" has appeared.
How long will be his stay or how
much damage he will do can only be
told as time goes on.
The specific "Jinx" referred to is the
one which has started to work on the
football team. Yesterday afternoon
Ted Riddell, one of Nebraska's big bets
in the scpring line was taken to the
sanitarium with a case of what threat
ened to be blood-poisoning. It is not
known whether he will be in the game
Saturday or not.
Rest in Fine Shape
"All the rest of the men are in fine
shape and took part in one of the
most successful scrimmages of the
whole season, last evening.
The freshmen had the best squad
available on the field but even then
could not Btop the varsity.
Forward passes were on the pro
gram and they filled the bill to over
flowing. The varsity ran up a string
of touchdowns in quick succession.
A line-up for the game Saturday will
not be known until the team takes the
field, as Coach Stewart can not decide
who he thinks Is fitted to fill the var
WESTERN MAN WIS
OUT, BIEBEL SAYS
"The man from the middle-western
university is the man who makes good
in our work. He is used to working
and knows how to keep it up," said H.
M. Biebel of the educational depart
ment of the Westinghouse Electric &
Manufacturing company, who Is here
looking up good material for their
practical training course at East Pitts
burg. The company selects the high
est grade men from the universities of
the United States, M. E. and E. E.
graduates up to about 150 and puts
them In the training school to fit them
for the higher positions.
Forty-five men have been taksn from
Nebraska since 1900 and the selections
will be made this year some time la
The company does not base Its
choice on high grades alone, but de
mands that the selected man be a
good mixer and one-who has organiza
tion ability not the one-man type.
Mr. Biebel gives his opinion that the
reason the engineers are not strong In
student activities Is because their
studies lire so technical and difficult
as to demand all their attention.
Last year more than 200 students en
joyed the hospitality of the sorority,
and at least double that number ira
The hours tho sorority will be at
lome to the University public are
from 4 to 6.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE APPOINT
ED TO DIRECT CAMPAIGN
Twenty-six subscriptions made to
the fund for the European prisoners
of war, amount to $116. This is al
most $4.50 each, and if the average
is maintained, the University will
contribute more than any other Amer
ican college this year.
Pledges are made payable in ten
days. They should be turned in to
The Daily Nebraskan office or given
to solicitors. Checks should be made
payable to Walter Blunk, treasurer.
The student executive committee,
in addition to A. J. Covert, chairman;
Louise Coe, secretary; Walter Blunk,
business manager, is composed of Al
bert Bryson, Steele Holcombe, Mar
ion Kastle, Olive Lehmer, Jean Bur
roughs, Paul Flothow and George
The faculty, advisory committee
consists of Prof. F. W. Sanford, chair,
man; Dean Mary Graham, Dean C.
C. Engberg, Mrs. Hattie Plum Wil
liams, Miss Marguerite McPhee Prof.
H. B. Alexander, Prof. J. D. Hoffman,
Capt. Samuel Parker, Prof. J. E. Le
Rossignol, Dr. R. H. Wolcott and
Prof. F. W. Upson.
An Earnest Response
The announcement of the pledge
of Nebraska University to do its part
in relieving the starving and freez
ing millions of men in the prison
camps of Europe this winter, yester
day met with a deep and earnest re
sponse from those students who were
made to understand conditions across
the water, and the opportunity that
exists for the Nebraska University
men and women to help.
Twenty-six subscriptions for $116,
an average of a little less than $5 a
subscription, have been made from
among the committee of fifty. This
average, maintained, will result in
the University giving $10,000 to the
cause a splendid thing. If It can be
done but not too much for Nebras
ka University, in the wealthiest state
of the union, a center of agricultural
Among the many opportunities to
help these men In the midst of a ter
Sophomore Declares Nebraska Boys
Anxious to Get Back
Robert Chesney, '19, who went to
Llano Grande, Tex., with the Nebraska
field hospital of Lincoln when the Ne
braska guardsmen were called to the
Mexican border last summer, has re
turned to bis home in Lincoln, after
spending several weeks in the army
hospital at Brownsville, and expects
to resume work at the University In
Illness kept Chesney in the Browns
ville hospital for weeks. Upon leaving
tbe hospital he was permitted to go
home and was granted a discharge.
"It feels good to get back to Lincoln
again. The Nebraska boys are having
a fine time down there in Texas, but
they are also mighty anxious to come
back if there Is to be no fighting," he
While at the mobilization camp on
the fair grounds last June, Chesney
received a sprained ankle In a fall
from a horse while carrying staff mes
sages. Because of this injury he was
at first rejected at the physical ex
aminations, but later Captain Gentry,
federal medical officer, allowed him to
go south with the understanding that
he should never ask a pension for any
Injury to the ankle. Chesney spent
most of his three weeks In camp at
the fair grounds on crutches.
rible loneliness, privation and need,
there is perhaps none which presents
a stronger appeal to the college men
and women of our land than that of
the five millions of men in tho prison
camps of the nations now at war.
There are hundreds of thousands of
students, professors and college grad
uates in these camps.
The dollars the Nebraska Univer
sity sends will be used every one of
them to build special buildings or
huts, fitted up with tables and sta
tionery, with Victrolas, reading mat
ter, etc. '
They will go to buy supplies,
crutches, false teeth, medical supplies,
libraries, text books, insect powder,
footballs, baseball supplies, musical
They will go for the relief of the
sick, especially to get food like beef
extract, condensed milk, crackers.
They will buy extra blankets, over
The camps contain all the way
from 10,000 to 74,000 men.
The men live In barracks that con
tain from twenty to 200, with almost
no privacy of any kind.
Meals are served in woodenbowls,
and each man Is provided only with
a wooden spoon. No knives or forks
are allowed. In many cases the men
have to wash out of the same bowls.
The daily menu, in Germany, Aus
tria and Russia, with practically no
varialion, is as follows:
Breakfast Coffee and a roll.
Dinner Thick black soup and roll.
Supper1 Thin oily soup and roll.
The menu Is J :st the scientific min
imum to keep the men alive.
The call that has come to Nebras
ka is to give these men whose lives
are being crushed out by the very
inertia and helplessness of their po
sition, something to live for in the
knowledge that the world wants them
to keep well and alive for the great
work they must do after the war.
Nebraska can make these men feel,
by sending them a flash of hope from
thousands of miles, that they must
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ALL IS READY FOR
POLE SET AND PUSH BALL IN
FLATED FOR BATTLE
Antelope Park at Twenty-Second and
M Will Be the Scene of
With the sophomore-freshman Olym
pics battle only twenty-four hours
a vay and enthusiasm at a high pitch,
the last blow has been swung on the
pole which will be the bone of conten
tion in the big event tomorrow; the
huge pushball has been carted from
tbe Rock Island station and puffed up
j like a balloon, and the gates of Ante
lope park have been left open for
the crowds of participants and spec
tators which will flock to the field to
see tbe scrap.
The scene Is, as has been men
tioned, Antelope baseball park, at
Twenty-second and M streets; the
time for the opening whistle, starting
the lightweight wrestling match, is 9
o'clock. The program, which Includes
besides the wrestling and boxing
events, a tug-of-war, pushball con
test and pole fight, will be rushed
through exactly on the schedule and
will be over in time to allow every
body to reach home for lunch and
get ready for the Kansas game In
the afternoon. Admlslon to see the
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