The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 28, 1918, Image 1

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S A. T. C. UNIT Will BE
TelegTam From War Department
Directs Breaking Up of Corps
Beginning December 1
Mustering Out of Student Soldiers
Will Start at Once to Be
Completed Dec. 21
1. iih l iliaUon and discharge or the
v; a. T. C. is 10 begin Tuesday morning
according to a telegram received at
inilitaO headquarters yesterday . Sec
tion H ill receive discharges com
ii. m'u Thursday. December 2. and
Section A. commencing Friday. IH-cem'-er
Lieutenant F. J. ONeil. adjutant,
l,ft esttiday for district headquar
ters. Chicago, where he will receive
instruction relative to the work of
formally disbanding the students'
army training corps. Lieutenant
ONeil ill return Tuesday morning
and commence the task of demobiliz
ing the Nebraska S. A. T. C. unit. An
army medical officer will arrive Tues
day morning to conduct final examina
tions of all members of the corps.
These examinations will be made for
the purpose of retaining an individual
record of each man.
Freference in the order of discharge
will be phtn to men desiring to leave
college and these will in all probabil
ity revive discharge? a we.-, j ent term. January 4. MX nunarea ana
Discipline w ill be malntaiue-! wj He ten men stated on their ballots that
the work is in progress, and the reg-jtney -would not rem&in In "school the
alar routine of military and scholastic remainder of the term should they
work will be continued energetically I receive discharges at the end of tut
while the. students remain in the present term, while five hundred and
corps. j forty-seven made known their inten-
Telegram Received Wednesday ' tion of remaining to finish their year's
The complete telegram concerning J work, regardless of the status of S.
plans for the demobilization of the j A. T. C.
students' army training corps follows: j Plans are being formulated for the
Washington, D. C. Nov. 26. 1918. reorganization of the military depart
Commacding Officer, S. A. T. C, Lin- ment of the university immediately
coin. Nebraska: Sections A and B. ! after the completion of demobilization.
S. A. T. C. are hereby orde. c J demob-' Reorganization to Take Place
iliied and the men discharged ac- Nebraska University is soon to drop
cording to the following proceedure: back to its pre war basis. Much con
Personal officer now at Camp Sher- j fusion is certain to result when the
man will return to district headquar- present military unit is disrupted
ters. Chicago. November '29. where he j there being 1.900 men w ho will be
i!l conduct a school in routine d is-j affected by the order of demobiliza
harje work, at which school you will I tion.
l.a ve a representative. Demobilization j Joy reigned supreme in the barracks
t:. l discharge of Section B will begin yesterday at the early prospect of
I x-cc ruber 2, and Section A.- December j "Home. Sweet Home" before Christ
4. Medical examinations will be made : mas. Many members stated that the
l y T:,edical officer assigned by the sur-; present Thanksgiving would be appre
geon general who will report no later ! ciated the more because of the pros
Iecember 2. Preference in or- j peet of an early discharge from army
r.i-r Cf discharge will be given men j discipline and hardships.
Coach W. G. Kline, the Builder
of Nebraska's War-Time Eleven
To TV'. j. Kline, head coach at the ! Kline. Paul Schissler has proved his
I'i;iversiiy of Nebraska, has been en-j worth in many ways. Schissler
trusted the huge task of w hipping achieved a high standing in football
Nebraska's war-time eleven into shape, j
fa'h Kline took the reins at a criti-j
'-l ;-fcriod in Cornhusker football his
'ory and be has toiled through a sea
son when conditions have been un
settled as never before. He replaces
temporarily Dr. E. J. Stewart, who en
tered army service last summer as
H3ical director. Assisting him in
the development of a gridiron machine
s AMiMant Coach Paul Schissler, who
las been a prominent figure in build
inK up this year's team.
Coach Kline came to Nebraska from
Werlejan University where for a
cumber of years he had been eminent- j
tuecesfrful in turning out football.
'afkttball, and track teams of repute
He Las repeated here his successes of
lomr years with the Methodist!
Khool As chief of the Cornhusker!
'amp he has produced a formidable!
THration f r " bunch of raw re-'
"Tit, a team composed almos en-'
,;r' !y of first year men. j
A'ting in the capacitv it first assist-'
' d riKht.and man to Coa(h !
desiring to leave college. Invite the
co-operation of college authorities in
order to accomplish discharge as
quickly as possible. Discipline and
routine must he maintained and sol
diers impressed with the value .,f re
ceiving an excellent record on dis
charge. Department commanders have
been Instructed to proceed, beginning
December 10. with the discharge of
officers, except those expressing wish
to remain permanently in the service
am! recommended by commanding offi
cers. '
Officials Surprised
1'niversity officials were greatly sur
prised when the telegram was receiv
ed because of its suddenness. The
fact that the members of the unit
voted to abandon the present system !
at the end of the term. January 4. is I
thought to have bad considerable I
weight in determining the action of
the war department.
At the request of the committee on
special training. Washington. D. C, a
special referendum vote was taken
among the students Monday evening,
the result being forwarded to head
quarters accompanied by a recom
mendation from Nebraska University
officials that all who desired to re
main in the unit might be permitted
to do so.
In Favor of Disbanding
By a vote of 740 to 411. members of
the students' army training corps vot
ed in favor of leaving the present
university unit at the end of the pres-
circles before coming to the univer
sity which has been enhanced by his
eff.cient wor here. As tutor coacn.
and scout he has been invaluable.
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Former Husker Football Captain
Loses Life in Battle on
October 25 '
Uoscoe 11. Rhodes, captain-elect of
the 1918 Cornhuskers, was killed in
action In France, October 25. according
to a telegram to Lincoln friends from
Rhodes' mother at Ansley, Nebr.. yes-
I terday. Word that the famous end
had been killed was" received first
through a letter from one of his com
rades overseas, but no official notice
nad been served until yesterday.
A letter dated October 12, was re
ceived about two weeks ago by a
friend in the university. "Dusty"
stated that he expected to be relieved
soon andbe this cuntry
by Christmas. He saiJ that Cl wouia
be out for spring practice in
shape than ever before.
Rhodes was captain-elect
191S squad when he was calle
in the draft last April. He ws,
ed last year as all-Missouri val
by several gridiron critics. 1
one of the most consistent ,
that ever held a position on the
Rhodes went to Camp Funsto
first day of May. this year, whe
was annointed a sergeant. He
placed in a division that was all ?
to leave for overseas and wat
France within a month after he
Roscoe B. Rhodes was one of
best known and best liked men in
university. He was a member of t
Sigma Nu fraternity and also a men
ber of the Kosmet Klub. He was
very active in dramatic circles as well
as being a leader in all branches of
athletics. Rhodes won his "X" two
seasons in football.
The dreaded curse of the Spanish
influenza is again threatening stu
dents of the university. Many new
cases have developed during the last
few days and the situation, although
not alarming, must be regarded seri
Dr. Ewing has reported that three
women were sent home from the uni
versity Monday and Tuesday, and th.if
there has been a slow increase in the
cases at the barracks. A few simple
precautions are recomnunded by toe
Doctor, which, if taken now, will
save many days of sickness later on.
Frequent gargling is urged, and all
students are warned to avoid Dutiic
gatherings as much as possible ami
to avoid the breath of otheii
As a further precaution, students 1
are advised to remain in the open sir
during all hours when they are not j
of necessity confined indoors. I
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Huskers Are Primed to Give Vis -
itors Mighty Battle
Neither Team Confident of Vici
tory, But Odds Favor Home
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and tin
Notre Dame lloosiers, daubed in thei
war paint and feathers, grapple in tin
biggest game of the season this after
noon en the Nebraska gridiron
Coaches Kline and Schissler have beei
putting the finishing tout lies on th
Huskers and are preparing then1
against the much lauded speed of the
The lloosiers are not expecting any
walk-away, nor are they even predict
ing a victory. According to reports,
they are depending on their speed to
off-set the beef of the Nebraska eleven.
The condition of the field, they 6ay,
has much to do with their chances.
If it is dry, they have a good chance
but if it is slippery, their speed 'will
not help them much. They are try
ing not to let their 26 to 6 victory over
Purdue make them over-confident for
they fear Nebraska may spring a sur
prise. Back Field Strengthened
The two defeats at the hands of
Iowa and Camp Dodge have not given
Cornhusker supporter' ..ueh room for
the usual careless confidence in their
eleven. The return of Dobson to the
back field, which has been tearing
things up in spite of the lack of ex
perience, has pushed Nebraska stock
up several notches.
The "ability of the back field men
batter their way through the line
against the Balloon-
nd the Dodgers.
action, there
short of
j Hie past few months have proved
I that the University of Nebraska was
! extremely fortunate in securing Prof.
j -""" batter their way through the line
""Vaiorstrated against the Balloon- matter what
J - and the Dodgers, weather,
"fcL action, there crawling!
J short or sas provtv
r ""Nv in8 to do l
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1 lies by a margin of but one point the
first time, taking their measure 20 to
19 The mighty Chamberlain was the
star of that game. Failure of the
lloosiers to kick goal In the last roin-
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til i ii i irtu i 1 ai 1 1 n; i) JiVa-Lu lfi'ca i'iir
nothing to lose. Should the home boys
pull the long end of the score, they
w ill have three victories to their credit
and only one defeat, which would give
them a decided advantage over the
eastern rivals. If the lloosiers emerge
the victors, the two schools will be
merely on equal footings with two vic
tories each.
Strong Rivalry Growing
The annual clash between the two
schools promises to become one of the
hottest ever staged. Nebraska had h
hard time gaining recognition beyond
the Mississippi river and did not suc
ceed in interesting the Catholics until
The Nebraska-Notre Dame combat
has been the big number on the Hus
ker slate ever since they began get
ting together. Two years ago, 1916.
the Notre Dame game was set for the
climax of the season on Turkey day.
?s it is this year.
Nothing to Block Game
Director Scott ha
ance that the jJ
matter wl
craw ling
sas provt
ing to do
rector of
Athletic Program
j R. D. Scott to fill the vacancy left by
1 Dr. E. J. Stewart, director of athletics.
for the past two years. The new mem
ber of the athletic department holds
the title of president of the univer
sity athletic board, and director of the
athletic department of the university.
Before coming to the university,
Scott was connected w ith the coaching
work at Lincoln high school during
the years of 1907-8-9. at the time when
Max Towle, Clint Ross, and Leslie
Mann were on the team. While at
Lincoln high, ScoU was the head of
the elementary science department,
and divided his time between teach
ing and bis football hobby.
Last year Prof. Scott aided Dr. Stew
art in some of the work of the depart
ment, and largely because of the in
sight he gained while helping Stew
art, he was appointed on the athletic
board. Scott states that his principal
work at the university is in the ca
pacity of instructor of English litera
ture, and his position on the ath
letic board is only during the absence
of Dr. Stewart. He has always taken
a great interest in athletics, and re
gards it as his chief hobby.
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