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The Daily Nebraskan
LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 1919.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
NEBRASKA THIRD IN
Grinneil Drops to Fourth Place
Because of Number of
Scarlet and Cream warriors
Waged Longest Campaign
on the Circuit.
Tbe final Missouri Valley Confer
ence rating for the season which
closed last week finds the Cornhusk
ers third from the top. The percent
age column splits the third position
fifty-fifty between Nebraska and Grin-
nell, but the Iowa team drops auto
matically from third to fourth place
because of the big difference in the
number of games played. The Scarlet
and Cream warriors waged the longest
campaign of any team on the circuit,
battling through sixteen contests,
while twelve combats is the best that
any other aggregation can claim. The
Cornhuskers did not cop the silver
trophy, but they may find some conso
lation in the fact that they brought
home the most scalps.
The 1919 M. V. Standing
W. L. Pet.
Kansas Aggies 9 2 .81S
Missouri 9 3 .750
Nebraska 10 6 .625
Crinnell 5 3 .625
Ames 4 6 .400
Kansas 4 8 .333
"Washington - 3 8 .222
Drake 2 9 .181
LEAGUE OF NATIONS
SUBJECT FOR DEBATE
Class debating committees have de
cided to make the League of Nations
the basis for their argumentative ef
forts this year. The question will be:
"Resolved, That the United States
should ratify the Constitution of the
League of Nations adopted by the Gen
eral Peace Conference, February 14,
1919." This question is of the most
Importance today throughtout the
world and is the prevailing topic of the
Inter-clas debates have always been
an important part of class affairs and
although but little headway has been
made so far this year, the four class
committees are now organizing for a
series of contests between the class
It is customary to hold the final de
bate on Phi Beta Kappa day, but be
cause of delay in organization it will
be impossible to schedule the last de
bate on that day.
Merlin Springer, debating chairman,
announces that there will be a short
meeting of all seniors interested in
class debate in U 102 at 11 o'clock
DATE OF VICTORY L0AI1
SET FOR END OF APRIL
Any doubt which may have existed
Jn the public's mind as to the issu
ance of another govenVnent loan aft
er the signing of the armistice, was
definitely dispelled by Secretary of
Treasury Glass announcing April 21
to May 10 as the date of the Victory
Loan of $7,000,000,000 worth of short
To Mature in Five Years
Victory Loan notes will mature in
five years. Secretary Glass having de
cided that a short term loan would
be more readily floated than the pre
vious longer term Liberty Loans. It
is exrected that the issue will bear
four and one-half per cent interest,
since profit and super-taxes would
make it practically impossible to float
another loan at the lower rate.
Mr. Glass insists that the import
ance of this new Issue cannot be
OTer-estimated. It Is the Intention of
the treasury department to carry on
(Continued on Fare Foor
E. J. I.10REY RETURNS HOME
WITH "CROIX DE GUERRE"
"With a shrapnel hole in his coat
and a 'Croix de Guerre to cover it," is
the simple but expressive way that Mr.
Morey of Omaha describes the pros
pective home-coming of his son, Lieu
tenant E. J. Morey, In a letter to Chan
Edward J. MoTey left the Engineer
ing College at the outbreak of the war
and was among the first to receive his
commission at the first Officers' Train
ing Camp at Fort Snelling.
lie has since seen eighteen months'
service in France, but Just when this
honored Nebraskan received his dec
oration or what the circumstances
were that earned It will not be known
until Lieutenant Morey arrives, bring
ing with him the highly coveted prize
and the story of how it was won.
HELP CONSERVE FOOD
Minnesota Professor Lectures at
Convocation on War Work
"War Work in Plant Pathology" is
the subject discussed by Dr. E. C.
Stakman, professor of plant pathology
in the University of Minnesota, in an
address at Memorial Hall yesterday
Dr. Stakman said there was a great
deal of truth in the statement that
food would win the war. "The plant
pathologists do not claim they won the
war, -but-because 4 hay were imb&ed
with a feeling of service they were
able to do a great work in food con
servation," he stated. He told of tne
methods used by the food administra
tion to increase crop production.
"One of the greatest factors in in
creasing production of foodstuffs,'
said Dr. Stakman, "was the control of
crop diseases. Cereal smuts caused a
loss of over 200,000,000 bushels of corn
last year, and over 150,000,000 bushels
of potatoes were lost through various
smuts to that crop."
For every potato eaten it was neces
sary for the consumer to pay for two
because of disease, Dr. Stakman de
clared. Practically all of these crop
diseases can be checked permanently
and are allowed to spread through Ig
norance. The organization of a War Emer
gency Board of plant pathologists,
which permitted united wojk on the
consideration of war problems, is re
sponsible for the fact that scientists
accomplished more work last year
than was done in all previous years
and fhowed them that organization
was necessary to successfully fight
plant diseases. Research by this board
has shown that the common berberry
was a contributing factor in develop
ing the fungus which was responsible
for the black stem rust.
A tremendous increase in crop pro
duction during the next ten years be
cause of successful efforts in combat
ing plant disease was predicted by Dr.
Stakman in bis concluding words.
times Vary. See
In a recent economics examination
some amusing answers were given to
many of the questions which had not
been "absorbed" by certain students
who had already contracted slight
mops of spring fever. Adam Smith,
the father of political economy, and
author of many economics text books,
among them "The Wealth of Nations."
was the most frequent target for the
numerous wild shots of a preoccupied
fcrcjn Adam Smith, according to the
students of the University of Nebras
ka was explorer. Inventor, tiupOstor,
and "only a man's name, 'all in one.
(Continued on rtge Two)
IVY DAY WILL COME
AT CLOSE OF YEAR
May 23 Definitely Selected as
Date for University's
Annual Traditional Festivities
Will Be Featured With Semi
The annual Ivy Day festivities will
take place this year on Friday, May
23, in connection with commencement
exercises and the semi-centennial cele
bration. This decision was agreed
upon by a joint committee of Inno
cents and Black Marques and uni
verslty authorities last night
While placing Ivy Day at this time
postpones the event several weeks
later than is customary, the commit
tee believes that the day will be
given added significance by its con
junction with the outstanding events
of the year, commencement and the
semi-centennial. The day will be de
voted to the traditional Ivy Day fea
tures although departmental and art
exhibits will be open all day and a
pageant will be given in the evening
at the city auditorium.
The program for the day will be
essentially the same as iu former
years. Leading attractions will be
the Ivy Day oration, the reading of
the senior poem, planting of the ivy,
crowning of the May Queen, and the
tapping of the Innocents and Black
Basques. The morning program will
be held as usual on the campus with
the afternoon program probably at
one of the Lincoln parks. Various
Ivy Day committees are to begin work
at once In preparation for the holi
day. JUNIORS ELECT OFFICERS
AND DISDUiS CLASS PROM
Fred Hellner was elected Tice-presi-dent
of the junior class for the second
semester at the meeting held Tuesday
morning in Lak 101. Other minor offi
cers elected were: Lucile Cline, secre
tary; Harold Gerhart, treasurer, and
Elmer Schellenberg, sergeant-at-arms.
Floyd Stone, newly elected presi
dent, presided at the meeting, which
was attended with rather more inter
est than usual.
Orville Ellerbrock announced the
plans for the Junior Prom, the only
class formal which will be given this
semester. The party, which will be
the biggest affair of the year, will be
in the form of a dinenr dance and will
be staged at the Lincoln Wednesday,
April 2, the night before the opening of
spring vacation. Tickets will sell for
three dollars and are on sale by the
following members of the committee:
Orville Ellerbrock, Charles Stretton,
Fred Hellner, Gaylord Davis, True
Jack, Herman Thomas, Fae Brjese,
MADAM DE VILMA8 TO
SINS AT CONVOCATION
Madame Laura De Vilmar will give
i program of several songs at con
ocation Thursday morning at 11
iclock in the Temple. The program
'L'ultina Canzana" Tosti
"Aria San Tuzza" , Mascagni
'The Star" Rogers
Thy Beaming Eyes"
"At Dawning" :
SI mes vers avaient des ailes"
"The Year's at the Spring"
SUES CRIB E FOR
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
M. T. ENGLAND TO REMAIN
CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE
Professor M. T. England of the eco
nomics department at the university,
who has been chairman of the depart
ment of women In industry of the
Women's Committee "'of the State
Council of Defense, has received a let
ter stating that the women's commit
tee was disbanding at this time, but
the department of women in industry
will be continued and Professor Eng
land will retain her chairmanship.
This department will now operate
under the authority of the national
government Instead of the state. The
work of the committee has been main
ly along educational lines. They have
sent out much literature regarding the
labor standard for women and children
in factories throughout the country.
Now the department is busy preparing
and Issuing the biennial report of the
state labor commissioner. This, re
port is sent direct to the county chair
men of this work, and includes about
thirty counties in this state.
MISS AVERY TALKS
AT GIRL'S VESPERS
Secretary of Industrial Depart
ment of Y. W. C. A. Addresses
"I want to speak about the girls
who make the world go round," Miss
Helen Avery, secretary of the Indus
trial extension department of the city
Y. W. C. A., said to the girls at ves
pers Tuesday afternoon at Woman's
Hall. Sadie Finch presided at the
"There are a great many industrial
girls In the eastern part of the United
States, making clothes and flowers
that we might have pretty things to
wear. These girls do not have the
same protection sor advantages we
have, so years ago Miss Florence
Simms started the first industrial ex
tension department in New York City.
There are several clubs in each city.
These are organized into a federation
of clubs, and are self-governing. The
girls plan their own activities and edu
This organization means a great
deal to these girls, as it gives them a
chance to form new friends and to ex
press themselves personally. The girls
are made broader and more normal.
Wben the war came on a number of
women went into industry. The gov
ernment asked the Y. W. C. A. to tage
over the spare time of the girls and to
lodge them. The Y. W. C. A. made
good during the war and now it must
keep up its standards.
There are thousands of young wom
en in industry and there is a great
need of secretaries. As you are grad
uating from college you are a bond in
which the community has invested. It
is up to us to make it happier and
better for others. We want ideal
conditions for the industrial girls.
Over four hundred secretaries are
needed before next fall.
Seniors lake Up
For Last Time
Three sharp raps from the brand
new gavel of President Mary Helen
Allensworth called the senior class to
order yesterday In Law 107 and that
austere body set about to elect the
minor officers for the present semes
ter. Political machinery was rusty
and was not used and the officers
who plucked the plums had little dif
ficulty In the way of stiff opposition.
Tbe officers are:
Wallace Spear, vice-president.
Evelyn Black, secretary.
Hazel Snethen, treasurer.
Roy Inbody, sergeant-at-arms.
.The turf was broken for the Ivy Diy
ceremonies, but nothing definite was
LACK OF MATERIAL
IN TRACK TURNOUT
Success of Huskers on Cinder
Path Depends Largely
' Upon New Men.
Nebraska to Send Team to Indoor
Meet at Kansas City
The opening of the track season
discloses a great lack of material for
the sprints, Jumps, and weights. Since
Hubka left school, Schellenberg is
the only man left to handle the
weights, and if Graff , does not turn
out, the long distance event will go
begging. The track will be worked
into shape this week and with bas
ketball and state tournament cares
carefully buried, Dr. Stewart has lit
into the track problem and from
now until the end of the year will
devote his energies to whipping a
team into shape for the big schedule
which lies ahead.
The success of Cornhusker efforts
on the cinder path this year will de
pend largely upon the new material
which the warm weather will cause
to bud forth. The wintry blasts and
clinging mud of the early season has
not been condusive to the develop?
ment of outdoor ambition in many
dormant speed kings. However, even
the bugs turn out when the warm
breezes blow and the smoldering fire
of conquest should burst in many a
heart in the next few days and lead
a new applicant around to the gym
for a set of spikes. . Coach Stewart
will be out on the athletic field or in
the gym after 3 o'clock and men de
siring equipment should see him.
K. C. Indoor Meet
The first event of the season will
be the annual indoor meet of the
Kansas City Athletic Club which Mis
souri Valley colleges attend by invi
tation. Nebraska will send a team
picked from any and all available
material, freshmen included. A first
year man is not eligible as a point
winner but he may be taken along
unattached for the benefit of the ex
perience. Last year Fred Dale trav
eled to K. C. to put the shot Dale
was given a ten-foot handicap by the
officials but won the event without
Unless something unforseen drops
from the clouds the Nebraska track
artists will sharpen their spikes in
the following contests:
March 29 K. C. A. C. indoor meet
April 17 Drake relays.
May 3 Ames Dual.
May 10 Grinnell dual.
May 17 Minnesota dual.
May 24 Open.
June 7 Missouri Valley Conference
June 8 Western interjllegiate
meet at Chicago.
It Is regrettable that the Nebraska
track is not large enough for an
intercollegiate contest and consequent
ly the home fans will be deprived of
the pleasure of seeing the Scarlet and
Cream in competition with other Val
ley schools during the coming season. N
A LITTLE OF EVERTHING
Lorraine will erect a monument to
Alabama illicit whisky brings $32 a
quart it is said.
France may put all railroads under
Minnesota dealers have resumed
selling wooden beds.
California farmers are arranging to
market produce in train lots.
Canada alien language newspapers
are rapidly adopting English.
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