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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 21, 1898)
Vol.. VI No. 15.
FOR BETTER ATHLETICS
Athletic Board Adopts a Set of Regu
lations. RAISES ATHLETIC STANDARD
All Participants In AlMctlc Contests Required
to Take Palsied Training Other
Tito athletic board Inst Saturday
adopt i'd a sot of rules which If lived
up to ns they should bo moniis the
strengthening of nthlctic work in the
university. Hcrotoforo no specified
amount of training has been required
from candidates In the various ath
letic events. Tho rules adopted now
provide that each rMidldatc shall havo
had nt least one semester's physical
training when tho event takes placo.
This puts the men In solid training
so there Is no danger arising from
strains and other Injuries. Aside from
avoiding the risk of Injuries, the rec
ords nf the university cannot help but
be allowed, when every contestant has
been properly trained. It may also
mean tho winning of tho Intercollegi
ate contest and trophy and perhaps the
university may stand some chance ot
winning the big trans-Mississippi con
test this year; a joint meet, com
posed of representatives from all tho
colleges of tho west and middle west
and perhaps some eastern teams. Fol
lowing are the rules as adopted by tho
Utiles governing athletic training In
the University ot Nebraska:
Whereas, The athletic board of the
University of Nebraska desires to
raise tho standard of the university by
the adoption of tne most advanced
methods of organization and of train
ing, nnd we consider that our especial
care must be to render athletics bene
ficial to panic Ipants as well ns to raise
the athletic n cords of the university;
and sine the responsibility rests upon
us to K'eji the university free from
this taint of professionalism which
may ailm- from lack of supervision of
registiailon nnd class standing by the
athk'iic board; and because we desire
to si ciire the university against un-nect-bK.ii'.
and often seilous accidents
which artae from neglect of physical
examination and of a prescribed cource
of jhMcal training for contestants,
then-fun- the following regulations
shall lie adopted:
1. lVry student who represents
the utmersity In track or field events
or Is a candidate for such representa
tion. Hint Is. participates In, or is a
candidate for fall or spring meets,
shall take at least one semester of
phyMca' training. This training shall
conr tin- semester In which tho event
2. I he requirements for entry ns a
conti- ant in such Indoor and out
door .Hhlttic uvcntB, shall bo registra
tion fci physical training nt the olllco
of th- i.glstrar; physical soundness to
be asi." talned through physical exam
ination by the physical director; satls
facton cIuhb standing to bo ascer
tained i- reference to the records of
the n-Kihtrar and regular attendance
and practice of a proscribed course of
phygi.al training threo times a week.
3. Members of university athlotlc
team and candidates for such teams
wishing to enter field or track events
who ime taken during the same uni
versity year the regular season of
training under direction of conchas,
and captains, shall, If thoy so desire,
be credited with the time thus spent
as o much toward the semester's
'raining required for track or field
"University Athletic Teams" Is
meant iho first eleven la football, and
le flrst nine in baseball. By "candi
dates for such teams' Is mount men
practicing regularly against thorn.
These rules shall take effect at
tho beginning of tho second semester
of tho university year, January 31,
SENIOR CLASS MEETING.
Tho senior class hold an adjourned
mooting Inst Friday nftornoon In room
3. Nothing but routine business was
brought heforo tho class. The com
mlltco on clnss piny, composed of
MIbsos (Jrcon and Honr nnd Messrs.
Mtlollor nnd Sutton. rnnnrlml
through tholr chairman, Miss Greon,
thnt work on the play was progress
ing In n very satisfactory mnnnor. Tho
committee moots ovcry Thursday
evening for work and will continue to
do so until tho clnss accepts their
work. Miss Green stntcd that tho
committee was very anxious to receive
any Idens which might como to any
member of tho clnss on tho subject.
An lnvitntlon was given to anyone
who had any suggestions on tho mat
ter to meet tho committee at its
Mr. Cutter chairman of tho com
mltteo on tho class book, stated that
tho publication of tho volume was now
an assured fact.
He outlined the character of the
book and gave other Information as to
According to present plans It Is to
be a paper covered volume of perhaps
a hundred pages, containing a picture
and a short biography of each mem
ber of tho class, together with any
other matter of general interest to tho
class which it may bo thought advls
ablo to embody.
The cost of the book will be 23 cents
per copy, and each member of the
class will pay an additional 50 cents
for the half-tcae cut used In producing
At least 1,000 copies must be sold
in order to meet expenses. The bids
of the various photographers of the
city for senior pictures were stated,
nnn ft.r. Townsend of the Ellto studio
made the best offer, and on motion all
senior work was turned over to him.
His bid for ordinary sized cabinet
photos was ?1 per dozen, with a re
duction to 75 cents after the first six
dozen wore purchased.
On motion the date for election of
ollicors for tho last semester was set
for Friday, January 21, at 1:15 p. in.,
Tho freshman class will give a re
ception and "hop" Friday evening at
tho University Conservatory of Music.
The upper parlors and halls will be
used as general reception rooms while
tho dining room will be open to those
desiring to dance.
Various kinds of amusement have
been provided by the commltteo for
those who do not dance.
It Is hoped that all Freshmen will
attend this reception in order that the
members of tho class may become bet
ter acquainted with one another.
The reception committee is com
posed of Misses Margie Winger and
Emma Outcatt and Messr. Carl
Frlchlo, Harry Tukey and Claude
Heed. No pains liavo been spared by
tho committee to make the affair a
A CASH PRIZE.
The following announcement was
published in the armory last Wednes
day afternoon before the cadet regi
ment. The Farmers' and Merchants'
Insurance company of this city pro
poses to give a cash prlzo of $25 in gold
to tho best all round drilled cadet
In the regiment. Tho cadets will bo
judged on a total of one hundred
points. Tho record and attendance of
tho cadet will count 25 points his gen
eral appearance alflo 25 points and tho
Individual open drill will count 50
points. A committee to pick tho win
ner to bo appointed at tho end of tho
year, by Chancellor MacLean. Tho
fact that tho prize Is cash will appeal
moro directly to tho cadets than any
sort of a modal and while it Is doubt
ful If It arouses tho best motives
It certainly will arouse great Interest
In tho drill as there Is moro than one
cadet who Imagines he Is perfectly
capablo of taking caro of tho $25 In
NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 1898.
INTERESTED IN ORATORY
Oratorical Association Experiences a
Revival of Interest.
'PREPARE FOR STATE CONTEST
Many Namos Already Entered Annual Elcc
lion of Officers Tomorrow in
That tho oratorical association has
not been dend but merely sleeping Is
evidenced by tho new Interest in Its
affairs now being shown by students
Tho preliminary debates havo for
some tinio overshadowed everything
else of like nature, but now that tin st
are a thing of tho past tho ofllcors of
tho oratorical association fool justi
fied in calling the attention of the
student body to the claims of their
As Is generally known tho university
Is a member of tho state oratorical as
sociation, which in turn is a member
of the interstate oratorical associa
tion, composed nt present of ton states.
Altogether there are about 100 colleges
of various character represented In
Nebraska, with a membership of
four colleges, has probably the small
est number of any state at present In
This year tho annual Interstate con
test will take place at Belolt, Mich.,
on May 7.
Next year the local organization
will have the honor of entertnlnlng
the orators, for the association meets
in Nebraska in 1809 and tho University
of Nebraska will re called upon to do
At present the membership of the
state association comprise the follow
ing colleges: University of Nebraska,
Doane college, Grand Island college,
and Bellvlew college. Wcsleyan, after
an absence of a couplo of years, Is
again seeking admittance, and every
indication now points to her applica
tion bolng favorably acted upon.
The oilicers aro Mr. J. D. Dennison.
U. of N., president; Mr. H. S. Evans,
U. of N., secic.nry and treasurer, and
Mr. Ellison of Doane, vice president.
On March 2C tho state contest will
bo held at Crete to decldo who shall
have the honor of representing Ne
braska at Boloit on May 7.
The local association has passed
through some perilous experiences in
tho last few years, but is at present In
a very prosperous condition.
Its oilicers for tho past year wore
Mr. R. H. Graham, president; L. V.
Patch, vice president; and C. W. Tay
lor, secretary and treasurer. March
C is the dale assigned for our local con
test. Already many names have been
practically entered for this event. A
few students most frequently men
tioned in this regard are Messrs. Cale,
Dennison, Sams. Hager, Meier, Mawx
by, Walker, and Van Vnlln. Tho fact
that so many prominent students aie
counted upon to enter gives promise
that the university will again bo the
victor at tho state contest.
Doano has already elected their ora
tor In tho person of Mr. Ellis, who Is
said to bo a very strong man.
It is the Intention of the local asso
ciation to so thoroughly advertise the
local and state contest as to creato an
interest in oratory which will extend
through tho coming year. By this
means It Is hoped to arouso sufficient
enthusiasm to Insure tho success of the
Interstate association to bo hold in
Lincoln In '99.
Tho annual election of officers will
take placo on Saturday, January 22,
in tho chnpol at 1:15 p. m.
Everyone at all interested should
make it a point to bo present nt this
mooting, as much Important business
Is to bo transacted.
L. V. Patch '99, is again in his class
after two weeks of sickness.
OMAHA, 1G; UNIVERSITY, 12.
The gnmo of basket ball between
tho Omaha Y. M. c. A. and our first
team was an interesting spectacle.
Both teams made a good showing,
especially on individual playing; tho
team work was lacking, especially by
tho Omaha men. Tho most striking
featuro was tho strict interpretation
of tho rules, which caused a gamo ot
fouls from tho start, tho Omaha team
making olovun, ot which the univer
sity throw soveu goals and tho uni
versity nintlo twenty-four fouls, of
which tho Oniahas throw throo goals.
Tho gamo had no moro than started
than tho calling of fouls began. Tho
teams wero well supported by tho en
thusiastic crowd, tho Omaha team hav
ing brought with them a joyful crowd
of about thirty Y. M. C. A. men. An
attraction of Omaha's crowd was a
llttlo whlto dog highly decorated with
Omaha's gold and crimson colors. Be
tweon tho hnlves tho ball was rolled
across tho floor and tho dog went after
It. This created considerable sport for
In the second half tho teams played
their hardest game, and at ono time
tho score stood 13 to 12 In Omaha's
favor, with the university doing good
Story, the university's llttlo for
ward, considering the six-footer he
played against, did good work in
throwing goals and was excellent on
foul throwing. The game ended with
a score of 1C to 12 in Omaha's favor.
FOR THE COLLEGE SETTLEMENT.
After the examinations are all over
something now Is going to happen.
Mrs. Manning's advanced classes aro
going to give an up-to-date program.
It will contain two farces, and a bur
lesque, besides some short numbeib
"The Rcvaling Wedge," a farce fiom
the "gridiron," wii be given by tome
of the men of our own room, and ex
Captaln Shcdd will be tho chier char
actor. "Auxdames," a unique burlesque,
will be presented by four girls.
Every number will bo lively, and the
characters are some of Mrs. Manning's
No one can afford to miss this pro
gram. The admission is only 25 conts,
and tho proceeds go to the college
CHOOSE THEIR LECTURER.
It was announced In the Nebraskan
last week that the electrical engineers
have decided to engage a lecturer for
Charter day to tnlk on tho lntest elec
trical Improvements nnd discovery.
The person finally selected Is Hon.
Ishnm Tandolph. Mr. Randolph is at
present engaged in work on the Chi
cago drainage canal, being chief engi
neer of that enterprise. He Is ex
pected here about February 14.
The executive commltteo of the en
gineers has also appointed sub-committees
and they are rapidly getting
down to work.
Professor Peterson will offer a
course in Honrick Ibsen for the next
semester. As Professor Peterson is
personally acquainted with Ibsen it
will be moro than usually Instructive.
The Union boys' debating club hnvo
elected the following ofllcors for tho
ensuing term: President, F. G.
Hawxby; vice president, L. H. Ewart;
secretary, D. R. Hilton; and sergeant-nt-arms,
G. E. Hager.
The subject of sending delegates to
the world mission convention, to bo
hold at Cleveland February 29, was
the topic of a joint meeting of tho Y.
M. and Y. W. C. A. A pledge of ?30
was mado to send tho delegates.
Janitor Uhl found one of the uni
versity swords In ono of Lincoln's
pawn shops last week. An Investiga
tion has been started to discover how
it got there.
Hon. J. V. WoUo gave a short ad
dress to tho students Thursday morn
ing. Mr. Whltmore, president of tho
Stock Breedors" Association, also gavo
a very humorous talk.
Tho students In tho mechanic arts
department aro building a fine oak
cabinet, which will contnln tho work
of tho students and bo on exhibition at
tho trans-Mississippi exposition.
Pkior T Cents.
PERSHING RIFLES HOP
Their Annual Ball Was a Very Great
LIEUT. PERSHING PRESENT
His Prcscnco Adds Greatly U Iho Enjoyment of
tho Evening List ol Thoso
Notwithstanding thu continuous
round of gaieties preefCisAjio lUh
of Janunry, tho Pershing lllfh '
went off with undimmed brilihn y
and eclat, and promises, to rival all
succeeding social ovonts of the sea
son. As usunl, nt such affairs at tho
Lincoln, the decorations wero taste
ful and harmonious, tho floor was per
fection, tho music inspiring and tho
ices most refreshing. But what In
creased the pleasure of the participants
many-fold and crowned the au-plcious
occasion, was tho presence of our be
loved former commnndant, Lb utenant
Pershing. At 9:30 ho, with Miss
Stotsenborg, led off tho grand march,
followed by Lleutennnt Stot-enbirg
and Mrs. Stotsenborg; then the oili
cers of tho Pershing Rlos in order of
their rank, and iollowlng them a long
line of guests. Tho march was short
on account of the latent ss of the hour,
and the programs were soon distribut
ed. Tho design on tho programs de
serves special mention for its unlquo
beauty and appropriateness. Tho offi
cers of tho company were in full uni
form, and wore their swords, which
was a pleasing innovation. Tho uni
forms bearing tholr Insignia of rank,
the clanking swords, the gaily dres ed
maidens all mingling together, evotv
hig, dlBsoMug to tho 3veel siral.ib of
the orchestra, In ever changing kal
eidoscope views, brought vividly to
mind Lord Byron's words:
"Thoro was a sound of rovolry by night,
And Melglum's capital had gathered
I lor nattily and lior chivalry and bright.
Tho lamps bhown o'er fntr women and
A thousand houi ts boat happily and
Muslo at 050 with lit) voluptuous swell,
Soft oyos looked love to oyos which sjuko
And nil wont merry as a manljgc
boll." Following are thoso who wero
present: The Misses McCune and Rob
Ison of Omaha, Cunningham, Parks,
Wlggenhorn, Richards, McFarland,
Tuttle, Latta, Helen Woods, Colson,
M. Winger, Whiting, Galley, Harper.
Hargreaves, Weeks, Schwartz, Out
cait, Garten, Tukey, Francis Gem, Col
lins, Nance, McMinimy, Houtz, Wood
ward, C. Hammond, Cook, Weber, Du
Bols, Vancil, Reynolds, Noren, Welch,
Minor, Cropsey, Holbrook, Hallle Wil
son, Kelly, Reynolds, Miller, Randall,
Lansing, RIsser; Messrs. Korsmeytr,
Van Vnlln, Reed, Collett, Clements,
Pancoast, Atwood, L. Korsmoycr,
Pound, Schwartz, Chapln, Hirst in-y,
Snuff, Watkins, Shedd, Oury. Bait
lott, McCreery, Tukey, T. Ricketls,
Davenport, Summer, Ostenberg, Clapp,
Kenny, Harmon, Rlcketts. Snick, ar
vey, Morrison, Roddy, Owens, Hitch
man, Davles, Robbins, Kind, Porter,
Barber, Risser, Hayward, Haggard,
Whedon, Abbott, Mansfeldo, Welch,
Price, Wlggenhorn, Noyes, Weeks,
Whereas, Miss Ruth Pyrtle and Miss
Nora Davis, members of this society,
havo recontly boon called upon to
mourn tho loss of a mother nnd aunt,
Therefore, Bo it resolved, thnt wo
give public expression of our un
feigned sympathy with them in tho
grief of their bereavement.
And bo it resolved further that a
copy of these resolutions bo sent to
each of tho two young ladles, that
a copy bo handed to oach of the col
logo papers and that a fifth copy bo in
corporated in tho minutes of tho pres
ent meeting-of this society.
Done and adopted by tho Dollan so
ciety this fourteenth day of January,
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