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Vol. IV. No. 15.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA LINCOLN, .JANUARY 21, 1S00.
Piuoii, f Cknts
THEIR VIEWS ON ATHLETICS
OBJECTS OF THE NEW BOARD
Will Moot All Toam Mnnngors-Koop tho
Fnoulty Xntorostod -Whiit
With ft change In tho athlotlc hoard,
tlu ro promisor lo ho a change In ath
letics. Wlmt thin ninybo Is given In
the following Interviews with members
of tho hoard from tho faculty.
Whnt Professor Harbour says about
tin1 prospeots for athletics: "Wo have
practically no dlllloultlos to oncountor,
and 1 can see no abstnelos In our way.
Tho olmncollnr la tho backbone of our
athletic work and thoro Is no opposition
In tho faculty. Under tho now Hytitom
tho faculty as woll as tho alumni and
tho student-body Is represented In tho
"This Is tho plan on which the load
ing universities In tho country are eon
hiding their athletics, and under this
system wo will ho enabled to cope with
thorn. It places athletics on a good,
linn and1 sound foundation. In tho
111 si place It systematizes everything
pu-tnlulng to athletic affairs. All
schedules of gram on are carefully made
our. and athletic funds are strictly ac
counted for, and It also loads to a faith
ful preservation of accounts and ro
c .ids of athlotlc events, so that n relia
ble history of athletic proceedings Is
r. nderou possible.
"Th n again tho system works as .i
kind of chock against unprolltablo
movements; the faculty on one side and
the students on tl. other. It also keeps
the faculty allvo In the Interest of ath
ktlcs and tends to foster an athletic
spirit. Tho faculty can. always secure
many favors that cannot bo gotten In
any other way. Good results can only
be obtained by the co-operation of tho
whole student body and the faculty.
"Under this system all phases of
athletics aro looked after. It tends to
encourage all the games, and not any
one In particular. It creates an ath
letic spirit along tho many neglected
lines. Field day exercises and Indoors
exhibitions will bo encouraged as well
ns football, baseball and tennis."
Captain Gullfoyle thinks tho board of
athletics will be a groat help to the
Institution. A largo class Is already In
tho gymnasium ami It Is expected they
will bo able to do great work In the
The only reason our past records In
athletics do not compare with thoso of
eastern colloges Is because our men
do not train during tho winter. Our
contests should bo with thoso of our
rank, or higher rank, and not with little
one-horse colleges such as Doano 01
Hastings' athletic dub.
Physical training Is an aid to a per
son In every way. It keeps a person In
good health. Other facilities being
equal It Is tho athlete who makes the
It Is our Intention to select managers
and conchers of all 'teams without rof
i renco to popularity, and wo desire the
ixi-nperotlon of all the students.
Dr. Clark In substance said: "Ath
letics must be taken out of tho old rut
and placed upon a firm basis. Tho ob
ject of this now plan was to better the
ondl'tlon of athletics In tho university,
and I believe It will. One thing in sure,
It in far ahead of the old system. Tho
students and faculty will bo brought
Into relation with each athor, while un
der the old plan tho faculty took no In
t ivHt In itho mattor.
"The greatest gain, I think, will be
s n In that It will take 'tho wholo thing
out of politics and place It upon a hot
ter basis. Collogo politics should net
t 'iitrol athletics. Batter men will be
chosen to manage and look after the
m -utter. More uiMention will bo paid to
all around athletics. This new board
will see to It that professionalism Is
kept out. This, no tfnubt, will Induce
students to ontor for events and take
more interest In Held day."
In closing the doctor said: "The fac
ulty is anxious to soo more Intorost ta
ken In all around athletics. They have
all they can to create Interest. The
students must now toko liold of the mat
ter and help push things along. If they
do not nothing can bo done."
Trofessor Ward said 'that the new
athletic board Is a result of a move
ment that started at Harvard, and has
now being adopted by theprlnclpal col
lgos nnd -universities of tho country.
' The board gived college athletics a
portion In tho eyes of other institu
tions which a body of students do not
possess. The principal state universit
ies, as Michigan, MlnnoBOta and others
have uch Iwards.
This board will bring tho students
and faculty In touch. Whon tho l)ard
recommends a contain action tho faculty
will not bo HUHplolous, as might somo
tlmos bo itho caso If It cumo from tho
Tho Intent of ithls board will bo to
dovolop Inilei'-unlvoislty athletics. Vhoy
will try 'to arrange games with Chicago
and Mlchlga.li, rather than with Omaha
or nestings. Wo belong ito a ihlghor
olass than we have boon In.
Some attention will now bo given to
Indoor athletic moots. Tho board will
put men to work In itho gymnasium,
and got thorn In condition.
Whllo wo have good men hero, tho
rooords of tho past Hold days thavo boon
Dr. Clark has had oxporlonco both In
being trained and as a trainer. Ho
can bo depended ujion to got itho men
In good condition, lie, himself, (holds
a third prize In tho Pentathlon, which la
a good record.
To got the host results athletics
should be as general ns possible. Now
games should bo Introduced as different
students arc ilttcd ford Iff crontbianohes
of sport. Cricket Is a game that could
bo Introduced, as wo have plenty of
hard ground near Lincoln, which Is the
This board will prevent professional
ism, which has become a source of groat
trouble In some schools. Tho question
of the election of manager for the foot
ball itwim his not boon d),u,,0e', but
nn effort will bo made to secure tho
best man for tho position.
The board hopes ito iremovo athletics
from college politics as much ns jiossl
ble. Tho Idea Is to dovolop a university
The board will secure coaches and
trainers. It proposes to correspond
with Harvard, Yalo and tho other lead
ing eastern colleges, and wdll gat the
host man obtainable for tho money. If
coaches aro secured In that way thero
will bo less complaint of favoritism.
The board has already got classes at
work In tlo gymnasium. It has pro
vided for the creation of tablets, show
ing tho records of former events.
Thero Is to bo an Indoor moot In
March. An admission fee of 10 cents
will be charged. If money enough can
bo raised a team may bo sent to Chi
cago. Some of tho men now In train
ing will go on itho ball team, and this
training will be of great benefit to
Misses Alice Slaughter, Mnr'V Fechet,
Helen Nance and Maud Riser gave a
very largo party In Lansing hall Fri
day evening. The young ladles had tho
hall very cosily furnished with divans
filled with cushions. Those divans
were placed In the corners of the two
rooms and numerous little confer
ences wore exchanged therein between
dances. Tho shades of the chandeliers
wore covered with colored paper so
that a soft light was shed. Ices wore
served In tho west end of the hall. A
large number of young people were
present and the evening was spent In
dancing. Miss Wllloughbys orchestra
furnished the music. Those present
Misses Hammond, Griffith, Oakley,
Cochrane, Lemlng, Houtz, Camp, Hoop
er, Case, Ensign. Polk, Byers, Crop
soy. Walton, Winger, Baldwin, Will
iamson, Colson,, Camp, Ames, Bartruff,
Gregory, RIckotts, Klrkor, Gero, Sewell,
Welch, Noron, Griggs, Wilson, Lnu.
Harwood, Bailey, Francos Gere, Lowe,
FHch, Garten, Smith, Heaton, Watklns,
Parks, Winger, Lansing, Rlghtor, Kel
ley, Odd!; Mrs. Bailey, Denver; Misses
Mount and Weller, Omaha; Mlssos Post,
Columbus; Mrs. RIghter, Mrs. Fechet,
Mrs. Blssor; Messrs. Thorp, Morrill,
Pulls. Adams, Stdner, Corley, Llnqulst,
Evoratt, Martin, Corley, Tulloss, Saw
yer. B. Becher, Packard, Cosgrove,
Burks, Bartlett, Sedgwick, Lau, Daven
port, Mueller, McLucas, Hartlgan, Saw
yer, Langworthy, Young, Forwell,
Bowe, Marley, Hnggard, Sheldon, Mc
Creory, Fechet, Rlssar, Walcott, Man
loy, Wilson, Shedd, Joers, Randall,
Walsh, Winger, Hadley, Haughton,
Madden, Joyce, Mallalleu, Hurlbut,
Baldwiln, Morrison, Honeywell, Harloy,
King, Evans, MacLeod, Lansing.
The Lincoln news agency, headquar
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Harper's Century, Munsey'a, Scrlbncr's,
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IT WAS ALL A FALSE ALARM
ORATORICAL ELECTION QUIET
A. Barb Tlokot Blootod Unnnimounlv-
McMullun Mikrn Homo Polntod
Tho groat oratorical Ixu'b-frat. light
Is off and now everybody Is wondering
whoro tho "light" wtono ln. Without tho
sign of opposition ) tlokot was nomi
nated by Who literary societies and tho
Moorotary was lnitruotd to oast a
unanimous vote upn It as u wholo.
For two days various political com
bines wore bohig (Tooted. Groups of
initorostod politicians crowded tho halls,
butiton -holing the unsuspicious and
working tho disinterested for nil thoy
could. Every arrangement seems to ox
plodo, however, ns mho Increase In tho
number of organizations at the univer
sity was not In proportion with tho
number of oillces of tho oratorical as
sociation. Consequently neither tho
ba'rb'arlan nor fraltenilty elements could
amicably agree woll on themselves. A
compromise was offered, but this was
refused. Tho fraternity men then de
cided to drop the matter, while one
motion of tho barbs, got together and
mndo up a ticket. Thoy worked hard
and earnestly, and to ithoir efforts is
duo the well-MHod condition of tho
treasury, alt which fact several were
hoard to express regret, as this was
not necessary, seeing that thoy did not
have to make a tight. '
When President Jones called the
meeting to order at 1:30 Friday after
noon tho lower p.rt of tho chapel was
eomplotely filled, mostly by the barb,
element, tho frats. being noticeably
scattered along the aisles and reposing
upon 'the radiators. At tho call for
new business Mr. Baker offered a reso
lution to the effect that 4. committee of
three be appointed by the onafnlo corrc
siond with the three state universities
of Missouri, Kansas and Iowa to nego
tiate for the establishment of an Inter
state oratorical league. The resolution
was carried unanirwusly.
Tho election of ofllcers was then bo
gun. Mr. Lion nominated the follow
ing ticket: For president, C. M. Barr;
Union; vice-president, S. M. Castor,
law; secrecary and treasurer, Miss Myr
tle Wheeler, Palladlan. Delegates, J.
W. Searson, Union; O. H. Allan, Dellan;
W. L. Williams, Palladlan; I. F. McCar
thy, alt largo. This was called "a rep
rosontatilvo student Itlckot" and was
nominated as such. On a motion to
close the nominations Adam McMullen
made a very neat speech, defining the
nttttudo of tho fraternity men, and
scoring the societies for calling tho tick
et proisanited a ropresenitiatiive one. It
cannot bo said to the credit of 'the so
ciety members present that they hissed
tho speaker frequently, yot applause
from the fairer minded barbs, and the
fraternity men was just as frequent.
Mr. McMullen said:
There aro in the university from two
hundred to two -hundred and fifty mem
bers of literary societies; there are from
two hundred and fifty to three hundred
members of Greek letter societies, and
there are from live hundred to six
hundred students who belong to neither
organization. On this ticket the rep
resentative students' ticket five offl
ces go to tho literary societies, one to
the law school, one to the university at
largo and none to tho fraternities, and
yot you call this a representative stu
dent's ticket! Woll, maybe It is rep
resentation that our forefathers re
helled against and that succeeding
generations have honored thorn for so
Tho fraternity men are not fighting
for the petty offices of a petty organi
zation; thoy aro fighting for principle
for a place in tho studont body.
Thoy have stood by long enough and
taken what you have been pleased to
offer them the residue. Years ago
when there wore but six fraternity
men and six hundred 'barbs" such dis
tribution may have seemed legitimate.
But that time 1s passed.
Tho fraternity men are not the mon
sters you would make them. They are
your classmates, and If you would al
low It, your friends, You are the one3
who hold them off. You are tho ones
who make conciliation Impossible.
Mind you, we have nothing against
the candidates on this ticket. They are
representative students, we'll admilt
that, but they do not represent the
organizations of tho students' body,
you'll admit that.
And yet this ticket Is going through.
Perhaps it is well that It should, for
tho llagrant injustice that It hears on
Its face, cannot help but mark tho turn,
lng point of studont sentiment, and wo
anticipate that a year from now thin
unnatural feud win have boon wiped
from oxlHtonce. All hall tho day.
At (tho oloso of Mr. MoMullon's re
marks u vote was taken, which n..
suited In Instructing 'the secretary to
cast a unanimous voto for tho tlokot as
THE PAL CONTEST.
Tho thirteenth annual Chaiio &
Wheeler oratorical contest of tho Pal
ladlan society was hold In tho chapel
Saturday evening. A good-sized crowd
turned out and encouraged tho speak
ers with frequont bursts of applause.
Tho platform was gonorously decorated
with smllnx and flowers, wUMi a profuse
display of college and Palladlan society
Miss Jessie Schultz opened itho pro
gitam by an Instrumenltnl solo, which
was woll executed. The nrt orator, W.L.
Williams, followed with "College Free
dom" as tho subject of this address. S.
W. Plnkertbn came next. Ho spoke on
"Tho South and tho Race Question."
Ills delivery wais characterized by calm
ness and confldtneo In his own ability.
Tho program ivais It hen varied by a
couple of vocal solos by Miss Saille Fur
nace, after which Miss Sadie Smith fol
lowed on "Tho Mythical Race," Miss
Juno Smalls closed the speaking wink
hor oration, "Tho True Relation of Cap
ital and Labor."
WhlJv the JudgtN-t weiw arilvlng at u
decision Mrs. Wtll Owen Jones enter
tained the awaiting audience by a se
lection from Ohopln.
Tho decision was then announced.
After tho confusion of applause died
away It was found that S. W. Plnker
ton had secured first place and Miss
Juno Smalls second. The Judges were:
On manuscript, Prof. L. A. Sherman,
II. II. Wilson, C. A. Robblns; on deliv
ery, A. W. Field, Rev. H. O. Rowlands
and Prof. J. F. Say lor.
An Informal reception closed the ex
erclses. The medical society held Its election
Tuesday, with the following result:
President, Anna Fossler; vice-president,
G. P. Rowo; secretary, BUta Gray; treas
urer, Daisy Bonnoll; sorgcant-at-arms,
Mr. Rlggs. The color chosen by tho so
ciety Is goldon brown, which will bo
combined with the university colors.
Plans wore talked over for a grand celc
bratilon and display on Chapter day.
Tho lecture course has now been ar
ranged. A lecture Is to be given every
two weeks, on Wednesday evening. Tho
first throe of .the course are to bo deliv
ered by Dr. A. R. Mitchell on anatomy.
One of theo has already been given
Tho next ithrce will bo by Dr. H. B.
Lowrey on the nervous system. Dr.
Knapp will also give one on nervous
diseases and another on ilnsanity. This
will carry the course Into May and tho
remainder of the school year, other lect
ures on miscellaneous subjects will bo
delivered by different city physlolans.
The "medics" will go to Omaha some
day next month with as many of their
f rJends as they can persuade to accom
pany them. Thoy will spend a day
there visiting the hospital and college.
COMPANY B HOP.
The members of Company B will give
their second) annual hop nt the Lansing
dancing hall Friday evening, January
31. It will bo striotly a military affair
and everyone Is expected to appear In
uniform. (Duck trousers aro barred.)
Forty tlckats have boon Issued and the
mombars of itho company have first
chance at them. Alter today any mem
ber of tho battalion can secure one pro
vided there are any left. The boys are
expecting a royal time. Their hop last
j oar was a success, and as they woro
again the winning company, and the
other companies looked to them to hold
another hop, they decided to do It. It
sooms tho opinion of many of tho bat
talion that this privilege should devolve
uiKn the winning company each year.
Sigma Alphs Initiate.
On last Saturday evening Wlllard
Clapp and William Green were Initi
ated into tho Sigma Alpha Epsllon fra
ternity with all the rites and ceremonies
that usually characterize such Initia
tions, The boys showed themselves
equal to the occasion. After the cere
monies a banquet was enjoyed ait the
Palace dining hall by the sixteen mon
present. Clarence Tcfft was toastmas
tar and toasts were responded to by
Wlllard Clapp. Bill Green, George Bari
lott, E. II, Haughton and Reed Dun-roy.
CHARTER DAY CELEBRATION
THE PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
Boglns "With tho Junior Proui. Tho Phi
Botn Kappa Fratomlty Will An-
nounoo Its Momborn.
Tho program for charter day exercises
has been completed. Thursday even
ing, February W, tho ceremonies will
begin In tho Funke opora house, T C.
Martin of Nqw York, editor of tho Elec
trleol Engineer and past president of
tho American Institute of electrical en
gineers, will lecture on the "Develop
ment and Utilization of Power of Niag
ara. Falls." Mr. Mnntln Is nn old friend
oj rroressor mvons of tlie unlversM
who was Instrumental In Inducing him
to visit Nebraska,
Friday morning tho exorcises will bo
held In tho Lansing theatre, when tho
inaugural ceremonies will take plnco.
Rov. O. W. Flfer, class of 'SD, will glvo
tho Invocation, Tho induction of Chan
collor MncLcan Into o(llce will be per
formed, by Hon. C. II. Morrill, president
of tho board of regents, aflter which tho
chancellor will glvo his Inaugural ad
dress. Thoro will be congratulatory ad
dresses by Governor Hqlcomb "On Be
half of itho State " by Sup. H. R. Cor
bat't "On Behalf of tho State School
System," by Hon. it. H. Wilson, class
of '7S, "On Bohnlf 01 -the Alumni and
Students." by Hon. Honry D. Esta-
brook "On Behalf of the Rebate .....J
Faculty," and by President Cyrus
Northrup, LL. D university of Minne
sota, "On Behalf of ithe Sister Univer
sities." Friday evening there will ho a
collation from 5 to 7:30 o'clock, and the
chancellor wdll give a reception ait S.
There will also be an electrical exhibit
ot tho university the same evening by
tho university society ot electrical en
gineers. Saturday will bo charter day.
Thero will bo a reception to the public
by the several departments of the uni
versity. In the afternoon at 3 o'clock
an exhibition drill will bo given by tho
Pershing rifles. In tho evening at 8
o'clock there will be a reception by tho
state federation of women's clubs. The
entire exercises promise to be very In
teresting. The names of the speakers
alone are a sure guarantee that the in
tellectual part of tho program will be a
The Junior promenade will commence
the charter day festivities. Although
there will he college work on Thursday,
tho prom, will be given Wednesday
night, and If class rooms are depleted
the next day the cause will be evident.
Saturday afternoon the announce
ment of ithe inauguraitiop of the hono
rary fraternity. Phi Bota Kappa, will be
made. The names of five seniors will bo
read, who will have been selected. It Is
understood that about one-sixth of the
senior class Is the proportion eligible to
membership and the remaining six will
bo selected between Charter day and
The selection of members will slightly
change the manner of keeping the rec
ords. Each candidate will be judged
by Aie work of each year. Next year
tho selection wdll be made In September
on the record of ithe work done tho
three previous years. Instead of mere
ly recording one's credit another system
will be adopted, In which a grade to iUn
work can bo given. As tho records
now stand they do not show whether
one passed CO or 99.
The charter members of the fraternity
are Chancellor MacLoan, Professors
Lees, Hodgman, Sherman, Taylor,
Ward and Clark. Recommendation for
election of members of the senior class
may bo made by nil members of thr
faculty, but they will be elected by the
members of the chapel.
The Lotos olub mot with Mrs. J. S.
Dales, January 11. On account of the
rare musical program that Mrs. Dales
amanged for these meetings an her
own home thoy are always a pleasing
anticipation for the members or the
Lotos olub and invited guests. The pro
gram and the music on this occasion
were exceptionally fine.
Choice selections were given from Bee
thoven, Mozart, Spohr, David, Koschat
and Bellini. These were especially ar
ranged by Mr. Menzendorf for the quin
tet, composed of Mrs. Dales, piano; Mr.
Menzendorf, first violin; Silence Dales,
second violin; Benton Dales, viola; C.
C. Culver, violoncello.
Among these were Interspersed charm
ing duets, solos and trios. Most delight
ful of alt was Beethoven's sonata No. 5,
violin and piano, by Mr. Meuzondorf.
and Miss Silence Dales.
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