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VOL. XXXVII. NO. 14. THE DAILY NEBRASKAN, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1937 PRICE FIVE CENTS
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English Accounts for Extra
Points; Shirey, Dohrmann
Shine in Forward Wall.
By Joe Zelley.
Nebraska 14; Minnesota 9!
That score made 1937 grid his
tory yesterday afternoon at Me
morial stadium as 36,000 frenzied
fans saw a valiant, vastly under
rated Cornhusker eleven win its
opener by toppling the Golden
Gophers of Minnesota.
Putting his first Husker team on
th field, Major "Biff" Jones kept
his record of never having dropped
an opening contest.
A Lautiful day, with a tempera
ture too hot for football greeted
the two redoubtable teams. Four
and a half minutes after the electi
fying moment of tiie kick-off
Spadaccinni had drawn first blood
in what looked a massacre of the
Huskers. It took just ten play3.
Uram's kick for extra point mis
fired. Husker Hopes Rise.
Husker hopes catapulted from
zero to Infinity early in the second
quarter when Game Captain
Howell plunged over the white line
of desire from the 1 foot line.
English converted. The half ended
in favor of the home boys, 7 to 6,
in favor of an out-yarded but an
The third period was scoreless.
The spirit and football enthusiasm
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Sophomore Fullback Suffers
Skull Fracture; Doctors
See Slight Improvement.
Eldon Mcllravy, valiant Husker
fullback, remained in a critical
condition at Lincoln General hos
pital early this morning. He was
injured in blocking for a punt dur
ing the third quarter of the Nebraska-Minnesota
time this afternoon, according to
attending physicians, the Tecum
seh lad's chances for recovery will
The 20 year old Husker sopho
more has remained in a deep coma
since his injury which has been
diagnosed by Drs. Earl N. Dep
pen, Harry Everett, and K. S. J.
Hohlen as basal skull fracture and
severe cerebral hemorrhage. The
youth s left side is partially para
lyzed and his left leg is completely
Basal Skull Fracture.
Mcllravy's injury has somewhat
blunted the keen edge of a per
fect Husker victory as his team
mates continually kept in contact
with the hospital where he is con
fined. Meanwhile Husker and
Gopher rooters alike celebrated
with after game festivities.
The fullback was first injured
in the second quarter but re
mained in the game. Late in the
third quarter, Gophers deep in
Husker territory, signals were
called for a punt. Mcllravy
blocked for Howell's kick and for
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SLATED TO SPEAK
'American Folk-Songs, Tales'
Subject of Poet's
Classes will be dismissed for the
first university convocation which
brings Carl Sandburg, America's
beloved troubadour and modern
poet to the coliseum at 11 a. m.
Friday. In order to accommodate
a much larger crowd than usual,
loud speaking systems will be in
stalled in the coliseum.
Carl Sandburg is the first of a
series of noted celebrities who have
been scheduled to appear on the
campus this year. According to
Dr. Harry Kurz, who has replaced
Dr. Harold Stoke as chairman of
the convocation committee, station
KFAB has tentatively arranged to
carry Mr. Sandburg's address and
appearance. "American Folk Songs
and Tall Talcs" will be the subject
of Carl Sandburg.
Sandburg is among the best
known and universally admired
literary figures on the lecture plat
form today. Like the troubadours
of old, he has traveled about the
country for many years, reading
his poems, singing folk songs and
collecting ballads. He is the mas
ter interpreter of his own vers,
in recitation and song.
Bom of Swedish parents in
Galesburg, 111., in 1878, Mr. Sand
burg received little schooling as a
child. He worked at various trades,
such as porter in a barber shop,
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VESPERS TO HOLD FIRST
SERIES MEETING TUESDAY
Members to Discuss New
With "Significent Living" as this
semester's theme Vespers will have
its first meeting of the series Tues
day afternoon at 5 p. m. in Ellen
New leaders of Freshman Com
mission groups will be introduced.
Zellma Matheny, violin, and June
Meek, cello, accompanied by Mil
dred Buell will furnish the music.
Devotionals and a speaker will
be included on the program. Any
woman student is welcome to
IN SKIT FILINGS
Deadline Set for Tuesday
As No Fraternities
Yet File Acts.
Sororities are seemingly promp
ter than fraternities if filings of
acts for the Kosmct Klub fall re
vue caii be taken as a criterian.
With the deadline coming at 5
o'clock Tuesday afternoon, so
rorities have a monopoly on filings
Although nearly every frater
nity on the campus has signified
its intention to produce an act,
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2nd Lieutenants Promoted;
Temporary promotions and as
signments for the university re
serve officers training corps were
announced yesterday by Col. W.
H. Oury. Promotions to the higher
ranks will be made later and the
work done as captains and lieu
tenants will be a factor in ad
vancement to higher grades.
The following temporary pro
motions and assignments wera
Arthur J. Abbott, Hyannin.
Willie Nelon, Moorefifld.
C)oort;c I'loi. Lincoln.
Irvin Thrnnl'cr, Tilden.
l.t. Orlund K. Horn, Lincoln.
l.t. IjRwrt'nce Nelson, MoorelleM.
I.t. Hfnry Kolii-rtim. Jr., BrlilKoport.
J.t. Kit Si'hml.l. Lincoln.
Lt, Juron-.e Sorg, New York, N. J.
Donald CoKK'ns, Cnrtlund.
H. DourIhs llnll, Lincoln.
Bruce Kenny, Omaha.
Howard Llnoh, Lincoln.
Dale Smith, Fairmont.
Lt. William Farrens, Lincoln.
Lt. Ceorue Vlasnick, Lincoln,
Lt. Bishop Toms, Lincoln.
Lt. Kl-Mard Wittman, Lincoln.
Klmcr Bauer, Lincoln.
John A. Bottorf, Omuha.
Ben Cook, Scrihner.
John V. Hart, Wakefield,
laverne K. Pfciffer, Lincoln.
Lt. Wilbur Beezley, Lincoln.
Lieut. Waldo Deck, Lincoln.
Lt. Walter Filch. Lincoln.
Capt. Herbert nrlan, Columbus.
Capt. John B. Gebble, Nebraska City.
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