The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 12, 1917, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    The Daily Nebraskan
VOL. XVII, NO. 44.
First Class iTTour Years to
Down Freshmen
Fre,hmen Fight Hard but Lack Team
worlPushball Contest
Thrills Crowd
For tffo first tlmo In four years a
sophomore class won the annual
Olympic Hash last Saturday at the
M street ball park. Hotter organlza
ilon in the events where teamwork
counted most-the tug-of-war, push
ball contest and pole rush-and a
strong lineup for the Individual bat
tles enabled the second-yea men to
carry off the honors. The final score
was 70 to 2.".
In ppite of the one-sided score, the
contests were for the most part fast
and hard-fought. A large crowd
watched the contests from the grand
stand. The sophomores had more
than the usual spirit, and had highly
organized their forces. The freshmen
as individuals fought hard and game
ly, but although they greatly out
numbered the sophomores, were un
able to make their efforts effective.
The wrestling and boxing matches
afforded the spectators and contest
ants some surprises. At least one
dark horse was on the field. When
the freshmen found themselves with
out a heavyweight boxer, Wayne
JIunn came down out of the stand and
volunteered to fill the place. He
kept his opponent, Kosltzky, on the
defensive most of the time. The
match did not go the full time, but
was forfeited to Munn after Kositzky
had fouled him. "Hank" Albrecht,
freshman president, made a success
ful debut in the boxing game by send
ing Michael Dally, a last-minute en
try, for the count.
The Tug-of-War
" In the tug-of-war the sophomores
displayed superior teamwork, and
dragged the freshman team over the
line with a couple of minutes to go on.
The puhsball contest was tightly
contested. Twenty men on each side
battled for ten minutes, trying to
push the huge sphere over the others
goal line. The first-year men started
out with a rush that took the ball
nearly to the sophomores' goal, but
again superior teamwork told and
slowly but surely the ball was carried
back across the freshmen's goal.
The pole rush was another event
that served to entertain the specta
tors. The sophomores gathered about
the foot of the pole, with E. Troend
ley sitting on a cross-piece at the top.
The freshmen were given fifteen min
utes to pill down the colors which
Troendley guarded from his perch.
Through an error time was called
when only ten minutes had elapsed.
At that time the freshmen had not
actually succeeded in getting the
colors, but had succeeded in placing
three men on the pole, making it ap
parently a matter of time, so the
points were split between the two
Following is the list of events won
by each side and the score in detail:
Relay 10
Lightweight wrestling .... 5
Heavyweight wrestling.... 5
Middle weight boxing 5
Tug-of-war 15
Push ball 20
Pole rush (points split).... 10
Total 70
Middle weight wrestling... 5
Lightweight boxing 5
Heavy weight boxlne 5
ioie rush (points split)
The contestants for each side were:
Sophomores Relay team, B. Mc
Mahon, Ellerbrock. Kretzler, Dally;
"gntweight wrestling, Troendley, mid
He weight wres'Ung, Swanson;. heavy
height wrestling, jale; lightweight
ing, Dally; middle weight boxing,
"eecham; heavy weight boxing, H.
Freshmen Relay team, Watson,
Newman, Gibbs, Danforth; light
weight wrestling, Sherman; middle
weight wrestling, Holwarth; heavy
jujbt wrestling, Lyman; light weight
. nf- Albrecht; middle weight box
Mackey; heavy weight boxing,
ayne Munn.
Paul Weeks, '00, designer with the
Holt Manufacturing company, New
York, has designed a tractor that is
attracting attention in the in the in
dustrial field. The tractor made a
trial run at a speed of eighteen miles
per hour.
University of Nebraska students
and alumni who are in the Fort
Omaha aviation signal reserve corps,
are Thomas H. Ashton, ex-'19, Harloy
Brown, '15, Robert Cameron, '16,
Robert Finley, '15, Herbert K. Owen,
ex-'ll, John S. McKurk, '15, Harry K.
March, '17, Robert Rcasoncr, ex-'lf,
Herbert Ryan, ex-'15, Robert G. Sim
mons, '15, George A. Spooner, ex-'15.
The annual luncheon of the Omaha
University of Nebraska alumni club
will be held at noon today in the
Rome hotel. Chancellor Avery will
speak on "Loyalty of the University
during War Times." K. M. Pollard,
'93, of Nehawka, president of the Uni
versity alumni association, will pre
Record Audience Enjoys Stu
dentInte'rpretation of
Browning's Poem
One of the largest audiences ever
gathered in the Temple theatre en
joyed the presentation of "The Pied
Piper of Hamlin," by University
players. All the seats in the theatre
had been sold before evening and
it was necessary to bring in a large
number of chairs to accommodate
those who bought their tickets at the
door. The exait amount which will
be cleared for the French orphan fund
has not yet been announced.
Professor Alice Howell as the
Piper played her part in a masterly
manner and so captivated the audi
ence that it yielded to her immedi
ately and offered sympathy for lite
Piper in his hard-fought struggle
against the greed of the people of
' Caroline Kimball as Veronica
played her part in a manner which
appealed to the audience especial'y
in the tragedy scene. Katherinc
Pierce was a truly charming and lov
able Barbara and Herbert Yenne
gave a very convincing and carefully
studied interpretation of the char
acter of Michael, the lover.
One of the most .pleasing features
of the play was the acting of the
children. Their work showed care
ful drilling on their part and was
much appreciated by the audience.
Each one, from Wentworth Fling, the
little lame- boy to the tiniest tot
enjoyed the play as much as any of
the audience.
Uptwupn nr-ts two and three Dutch
u x .. .. '
, . 1 I.
coffee was servea in ine royer wmun
was decorated with palms and
French and American flags. Posters,
plates of cookies and other favors
were auctioned off for the French
orphan fund by Prof. L. E. LeRossig
nol. The ushering was in charge of
the girls of the department of elo
cution and dramatic art with Elea
nor Fogg as head usher. Elizabeth
Erazim had charge of the selling of
French orphan medals.
Acknowledgement is made to
Josephine Peabody, the author of the
play, for releasing the Unviersity
Players from- the usual royalty. In
return for her kindness a French
orphan was adopted in the names or
her two children.
Following is the cast:
The Piper Alice Howell
Michael, the Sword-Eater
. Herbert Yenne
Cheat, the Devil Everet Randall
Two Players
..Reuben Clausen, Leonard Woolen
Jacobus, the Burgomeister.'.
Earl Starboard
Kurt, the Syndic. .. .Gwynne Fowler
Peter, the Cobbler. .Herman Thomas
Hans, the Butcher. .Gilbert Elderidge
Axel, the Smith. . . .Delbert Metsinger
Martin, the Watch. .. .Webb Richards
Auslem. a young Priest. .Alfred Reese
Old Claus, a Miser. .. .Walter Herbert
Town Crier Paul Dobson
Veronica, wife of Kurt
Carolyn Kimball
Barbara, daughter of Jacobus
Katherine Pierce
Wife of Hans, the Butcher s.
Georgia Boggs
Wife of' AxeL Vhe Smith. Octavia Beck
Wife of Martin, the Watch
Elvera Johnson
Old Ursula ' .' .' .' .' .' Florence Maryott
jan ...Master Wenworth Fling
Hansel Master Benton Dale
Xrudl Miss Sophia Webster
Rud! .'.....Master Frederick Sanford
J ...Miss Madeline Wyes
(Continued on page 2)
Student Workers Reach Close
to Goal in Canvass of Fri
day and Saturday
The official University Red Triangle
campaign ended Friday evening with
the pledges reported at that time total
ing considerably below the apportion-
ment. Cards turned in Saturday
brought the total within striking dis
tance of the goal and although the
exact figures could not bo obtained
Saturday evening it is thought that
when nil of the cards have been
turned in and the reports of all teams
accounted for, the total will reach or
even exceed the $15,000 nlloted the
University. The complete list of sub
scriptions and the team rankings will
be published tomorrow.
Nearly two hundred fifty students
were busy the three days an(f every
one was Riven an opportunity to give
to a fund which is a direct help to
American soldiers in the trenches and
in the prison camps. There was a
general feeling among the students
that the work of the Y. M. C. A. de
served their support more than any
work which they had been called upon
to support before in that it reached so
directly the men that they wished to
help. Nearly all of the subscriptions
reported were for $10 or more as any
one who could give at all felt that
they should by personal sacrifice give
this amount which is necessary to
finance the service that is given one
man from now until the first of June.
Over the state the Y. M. C. A. is
receiving the hearty support of large
numbers of well known and influen
tial men in every profession.
The Y. M. C. A. is the long arm
of the churches," says the Rev. C. N.
Swihart, pastor of one of the leading
churches of Omaha, who has just re
turned from Camp Cody, Deming, N.
M., where he was one of the secre
taries of the Nebraska building.
"Not every individual denomina
tion can send a man there, but all can
have a definite part in the work
through their contributions. 'What
home is without a mother, so would
army life be without the Y. M. C. A.
a grateful young Nebraska soldier told
"It is certainly wonderful, the op
portunity for work there. I am going
to do my best to tell Omaha how bad
ly the boys need their help, and how
every little help given the Y. M. C.
A. army fund will mean cleaner, bet
ter and stronger boys when they re
turn from the army."
Men in the camps are everywhere
enthusiastic in the praise of the work
that is being done.
While Private Walter Davis, Com
pany 1), 308th Engineers, was writ
ing a letter at a Y. M. C. A. building
at Camp Sherman he was asked:
"What do you think of the Y. M.
C. A.'s efforts to help the soldiers in
"I can answer that easily," he said,
as he picked up a sheet of the letter
he was writing home. This is what
the letter said:
"The Y. M. C. A. tries to have us
enjoy ourselves as much as possible.
It furnishes music, speaking, athlet
ics and every kind of entertainment.
I think it is about the best thing
for a soldier that there is on the
State Campaign headquarters for
ho v m r. A. war work fund in
Nebraska, yesterday gave out the
following letter, which tens in no
uncertain way the good that insti
tution is going at Camp Cody:
Deming. N. M., Nov. 8. E. E. Cal
tdent Union Pacific Railroad,
Omaha, Neb.: If the people of Om
aha had a realizing sense or even a
fifth of the good work which has
been and is being done by the Army
Young Men's Christian Association,
they would give as they have never
yet given to any cause. lOf all the
agencies that are operating in be
half of the mental, moral and physi
cal welfare of our soldiers the Young
Men's Christian Association is su
nrenie. Everywhere there is eagerness to
enhoxrtha in pomoany mess funds,
which because of the abundant gov
ernment rations are comparatively
Why, then, should there be any
oio-imosa nn the Dart of relatives
and friends of soldiers, when the
Young Men's Christian Association
needs funds with which to provide
. ii p
NOVEMBER 12. 1917.
the nation's fighting men with non
partisan, non-sectarian facilities,
amusements, education, physical
training and clean, moral atmo
sphere? "Parents of many Nebraska sol
diers at this camp owe the army
Y. M. C. A. more than they may
ever know.
"This valuable institution has done
more to make real men out of un
promising material and to spread the
doctrine of decent living than would
readily be believed by thousands who
I have no knowledge of its unselfish
and efficient industry, but we know.
"If the Y. M. C. A. does not re
ceive the earnest dollar-giving sup
port or nil Omaha (without regard
to creed) then we must conclude that
Nebraska is heedless as to the true
welfare of its soldier sons.
"Tears and cheers have their tem
porary value, but this Is the time for
practical patriotism.
"Brigadier General."
Farmers Co-Operative Union
Urges Students to Help Har
vest Nebraska Corn Crop
An urgent call for University men
to take advantage of the present op
portunity to help the farmers in their
nnd for corn huskers has been sent
out by the Farmers Co-Operativo
union of Nebraska through Secretary
J. O. Schroyer.
An appeal is made to those who can
husk corn to remrmber the men in
the trenches, that perhaps they have
corn in the fields which their withers
cannot handle. The quesUon pre
sented by the committee on this cam
paign is "Can We Depend on You?"
and it is hoped that anyone who can
at all see their way clear will respond
to the call in this crisis which has
been occasioned by the late season
and the failure of the crop to ripen
earlier when the danger of being
caught by the snow storms and left in
the fields, vere considerably less than
they are at this period of the year.
In sDeakine of the word that we
should send to the boys already over
the waters and those soon to go Mr. I
Schroyer says:
"Let us tell him that the young men
of Nebraska have laid aside their
books, have-put on the husking mitt
and that his corn is being taken care
of, that his father has some assist
ance in bearing the burden."
The complete text of the letter fol
Last pring an urgent call for serv
ice was sent to the farmers of Ne
braska to increase our crops to an
abnormal extent to meet the neces
sities of the war demands. We were
told that millions of men had taken
up the occupation of war and today
we are informed that nearly forty
millions of men are under arms, all
drawn from the ranks of the working
The Nebraska farmer is ambitious,
capable and patriotic and responded
to the call, and today finds a tremend
ous crop in his fields. The weather
has been steadily against the matur
ing of this crop and at the close of the
first week of November, when the
cribs should be filling fast with the
corn, he finds it not quite ready on
account of unripened condition.
The government has called and to
day thousands of the young farmers
of our state have gone to the train
ing camp. It is the young man who
husks the corn and we discover a
large deficiency in the ranks.
When we asked that the farmer be
exempt, not because he was unwilling
to fight for democracy, but because
we had not even then enough to do
the work of the farms of our state,
we were told that we must draw from
the cities, towns and villages, but that
the young farmer must go.
Records show that even before the
draft, a large majority' of the men en
listing, were farm boya and now the
draft has taken another lot of them
and we find ourselves unable to meet
the big task of putting those millions
of bushels In the cribs.
We need those Btalk fields to win
ter our cattle, we will be short of help
next snrine and must not be hindered
with ungathered corn. The world
needs that corn and it must not lie
in the field to be spoiled hy winter
snows or foraging rabbits and birds.
The usual large acreage will neces
sitate many days to shell and deliver,
we must be about our country's
business and supply the world with
(Continued on page four)
Crippled Team Makes Short
Work of Missouri Tigers
Cook, Onyl Third Year Man In Play,
Makes Long Run Only Three
Second-Year Men
By Dwiflht P. Thomas
With four regulars missing from
the line-up and only four veterans
on the eleven, the Cornhuskers took
the dilapidated Missouri Tigers to a
thorough drubbing, Saturday, by the
score of 52 to 0. It was not so much
the fact that Nebraska won as it was
the fact that it was practically ft
team of youngsters that turned the
trick that was pleating to the Corn- '
husker supporters. With the excep
tion of Johnny Cook, there was not a
third year man on the team. Wilder,
Rhodes and Dobson were the only
second year men; all the others are
playing their first year of football
for Nebraska.
The stars in Nebraska's offensive
game were two, Cook and Schellen
berg. The masterful manner in which
the veteran quarterback .handled
punts, squirming back for a good re
turn on every one of the Missouri
kicks and pulling the most sensation
al run of the day, was an exhibition
seldom excelled on Nebraska Field.
Schellenberger lived up to the repu
tation he set in the early games
of the season and with his whirling,
dodging, twisting runs was good for
great or small gains every time he
was given the ball.
Nebraska's Line Crippled
On the defense the Nebraska line,
crippled by the absence of three
stars, whose places were taken by
first year men with but little experi
ence, did its part nolfly, and except
for. an occasional let up was a stone
wall to the attacks of the Missour
ians. Wilder, at right guard, was the
individual star of the forwards. He
was at the bottom of nearly every
play and time after time broke
through and spilled the runner for
a loss.
When the Cornhuskers lined up for
the fray it was easily seen that the
hard-luck stories handed out by
Coach Stewart during the week were
not merely "bear dope." Captain
Shaw, fOutopalik, Riddell and Kositz
ky were all absent from the lineup.
Rhodes was in, but had to treat his
injured heel with care. Dobson, as
if his ailment's of the past week were
not enough, contracted a bad case
of tonsilitis Saturday morning and
want into the eame under that great
handicap. The surprise in the whole
situation was, however, in tne
strength of the younger members of
the team and the actual weakness of
the Missourians.
After it was seen that Nebraska
would have an easy time winning,
the spectators became as much in
terested in the performances of the
officials as they were in the game.
Birch, the referee, claimed especial
attention for the efficient way In
which he handled the game. He was
as active as any player on the field
and on nearly every play was at the
bottom of the heap almost as soon
as the whistle had blown. It made
no difference to him what he had to
do, to get the ball. If he must Jump
over a few men that was a simple
matter, or if a dive would do the
(Continued on page two)
All students of the Univer
sity who can render a service to
the country and to the farmers
of the state by helping gather
the corn crop are urgently re
quested to secure a leave of ab
sence for this purpose. On
your return to the University
special coaches will be assigned
to you without cost and every
opportunity afforded for making
up back work. This is a pa
triotic duty at a time when
there should be no selfishness
on the part of any of our people.
Consult Dean Engberg In re
gard to details. Do not drop
your studies until you know
exactly where you are to be
employed. Dean Engberg will
assist you In securing employ
ment. S. AVERY.