The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899, January 07, 1899, Image 1
? HB iBRASKAN. Voi,. VII. UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, JANUARY 7, 1890. PiticK 5 Cents .Jr . NE A NEW INTER-STATE LEAGUE An Organization of the High Schools Completed At a Meeting Held Wednesday, December 28. THE PROBABLE CONSTITUTION DRAWN UP. An Annual Track fleet Will Also Be Held at Same Time as the Intcr-Collegiate. For sonic time n movement has been on foot to organize a Nebraska Intcr Soholnstic Athletic Association. It la recognized by all that the high schools nre the preparatory schools in athlet ics ns well as any other branch. look ing to this end Dr. Hastings recently 6cnt out the following letter: Instructor in Physical a mining': Dear Sir: High schools are becom ing more and more each year the feed ers of our University athletics. Wo nre very deeply interested in your sue-co.-s, therefore, from an athletic point of view. We recognize fully that the greatest contribution which you make to our University life is the rounded health and vitality which makes a strong life-work possible; that your first care must be the health of the whole student body. Hut superabundant life and strength must have vent In some way. Strong boys arc too full of energy to spend it quietly. They require exercise adapt ed to a powerful organism. Athletics properly conducted provide the most wholesome and' pleasurable method of expenditure of this super abundant energy and ns n means of de velopment becomes to tlic strong what milder forms of exercise nre to the weak, HODY HU1LDING. The period from twelve to twenty one is peculiarly the period when men are made or unmade, when vitality is gained or lost. You have the greater part of this period and during the more formative impressionable portion of life. The eiTcct upon the growing organism of the physical training given in high schools is infinitely greater than that of the University training upon mature men. The dan gers arising from lack of tho proper guidance of boys' sports arc, therefore, exceedingly great and your responsi bility to know the best methods of training and organization correspond ingly important. Only by joint conference with refer ence to the handling of such games can keep you in touch with tne best methods of conducting contests and by actual parUv..pation in the manage ment of inter-scholastic meets. Only by these joint meets can a vital inter est in clean sports be stimulated and habits of self control ami good naiurcd rivalry be inculcated. For the proper management of such meets a State In-ter-Seholastic Association' is essential. Allow me to propose the appoint ment of a committee consisting of George C. Shedd of the Lincoln- thigh school, Mr. Nathan. Hernstcia 01 tne Otnal-.i high school' and It. D. Ovor holi. Miperintcndent of the Ashland hijjli .( I,in)l to solicit information with refiMi'iici- to the best method of or gaui.itidii of a state inter-scholastic nhMu " ttirii and to report the same at the 1 1 st conference of the representa tives, of the various schools. Kindly fill out die enclosed blank anil return at your earliest conveni ence. i-i truly yours, VM. W. HASTINGS. The result wis all that could be ex pected. A meeting was arranged for Wednesday, December 28, 1898. At that time the following representa tives appeared: Nathan Hernstein, Omaha high school; I. S. Cutter, Fred Kccs, Beatrice; William Ebright, West Point; Albert Snare, Milford; J. j Mathews, Grand Isli.nd; R. D. Over koltz, 0. S. Norton, Ashland; George C Shedd, Principal Waterhouse, Lin coln. A constitution was framed and the officers were elected. Nathan Bren steln was made president, George C. Shedd, secretary and treasurer. An ex ecutive council was also named to con sist of 1. S. Cutter, It. D. Overholtz, Albert Snare and tho other officers ex oflleio. A student will be chosen in each school represented to net as a vice president and corresponding sec rotary. The object of tho association is to hold dual and triangular meets in foot ball, basket ball, and base ball. Once a year there win oc a state meet of the track athletics. This wnl be under the auspices of the State Intcr-Collcglnto association nnd will meet on the same day as the latter and at the same place. The constitution as it will probably be ratified is as follows: CONSTITUTION. ARTICLE I. NAME. This association shnll bo known ns the Nebraska Inter-Scholastic Ama teur Athletic Association. ARTICLE 1-. OBJECT. The object of the association shall be tho supervision and development of all nmnteur sports nnd games among the preparatory schools of the state of Nebraska. 'V I'K -. III. .' ..aBERSHIP. The membership in the association shall be limited to high schools and schools of that grade, standing to oe determined by tho executive commit tee. ARTICLE IV. REPRESENTATION. 1. Each school shall be represented by one faculty nnd one student dele ga,Ui irutthe annual state association meeting. S. The representatives shall be elect ed by a joint massmectlng of faculty and students. ARTICLE V. OFFICERS. Section 1. The officers of the asso ciation shall be a president, vice pres ident from each school admitted to the association, a secretary-treasurer nnd nn executive committee consisting of three memebrs. Section. The president, secretary treasurer and the three other members of the executive committee shall be elected by ballot at the annual meet ing of the association. Section 3. The vice presidents shall be elected from the student body by the athletic associations of tho indi vidual schools, and shall serve as offi cial correspondents for those schools. ARTICLE VI. ATHLETIC RULES. Section 1. The rules outlined in the W. 1. A. A. Band Book shall govern the track and field athletics of this as sociation with the exception that from the prescribed order of events, num bers fl, 8, 11, 14 nnd 10 snail be omitted, and other events may be omitted from a given contest by common consent of parties contesting. Such agreement as to change of order of events must, however, be made before the close of entries. Section 2. All entries for the annu el State Inter-Scholastic field' day must be closed and sent to the stato track committee ten (10) ays belore the date of the contest. Section 3. Offering of pennants and trophies shall be under the direct su pervision and control of the executive committee. Section 4. Football, basketball, ten nis and any other gnmes which may be supervised by the State Inter-Scholastic association shnll be governed by the rules mutually printed by A. G. Spalding & Co. ARTICLE VII. SUPERVISION AND CONTROL. Direct supervision and control of in dividual sports nnd games shnll be se cured by the state executive commit tee through the appointment of sub committees consisting of three mem bers, enoh of which shnll contain one student. There shall be a sub-football sub-track, sub-basketball, and sub tennis committee, and such sub-committees for any other sports or games ns soon as they are recognized as such by the executive committee. ARTICLE VIII. GIRLS' GAMES. Girls' games shall receive tho same recognition and supervision as those of tho boys. ARTICLE IX. DUES. The annual dues shall be $2.00 for each school. The payment of said dues H'hall necompnny tho inak.ng of entries to tho annual championship games and entries shall not be allowed unless ac companied by said duos. ARTICLE X. TIME OF AN A UAL MEETING. The time of tho annual meeting of the Nebraska Inter Scholastic AtlvleLo Association shall be on tho second day of the Nubraska Teachers' ..-soclatlon. The hour of the meeting shall be se lected and announced by the president in connection with the announcements of the Physical Education Society. ARTICLE XI. ANNUAL FIELD DAY. The tlnw of the annual intcrscholas tic field day shall be the same as that of the state inter-collegiate. ARTICLE XII. AMENDMENTS. Amendments to the constitution may be made nt ony usual meeting by a two-thirds vote of members present. ARTICLE V, SECTION 1WO. MEMBERSHIP OF TEAMS. The iollowing rules shall apply to the membership of foot ball, base ball, track, basket ball and all other athlet ic teams: No person shnll represent a school upon any team unless he Is a bona fide student in that school, doing full work. This rule shall be construed to mean that the student shall have been duly registered and hnve been taking at least three full studies in. the school for a week proious to the games. No student who has competed upon any athletic team of the school and who drops out of school at the close of the season can compete upon any school athletic team until he has been in attendance at lca&t six months. PAUL CLARK. An alumnus of the University oi Nebraska, who has recently been hon ored with a inuoh-soughtrnfter posi tion is Paul F. Clark of the class of '87. A few days ago he was elected speaker of the hoiu of representa tives of the state of Nebraska. WJien an undergraduate Mr. Clark had the reputation of being the wit tiest man in school, and he is now, by common consent, the champion funny man of the alumni association. One of the most notable things ho did in those older days was to go to the Mil ford encampment, when the battalion was under Lieutenant Townley's fos tering care, ns drum major, clothed in white duck trousers, a red coat and a ehapeau! History does not record what happened to him or his uniform, but he at least is still in existence. During n part of his undergraduate career he set type for our esteemed contemporary as a means of liveli hood. He was a Palladian, later be coming a member of Sigma Chi fra ternity. After his graduation Mr. Clnrk stu died law in the county judge's ollico for a couple of years, then went into partnership with another alumnus of this University, Charles S. Allen, 'SO. hi September, M), he married Miss May L. Roberts. That he did not give up the "higher learning" and bis in terest in the University is shown by the fact that he earned the degree of Master of Arts in 'US. He was first elected n member of the legislature two years ago, was re-elected this time, nnd chosen speaker, which posi tion he will undoubtedly fill with cred it to himself and to his alma mater. Mr. Edgnr Morrill entertained Satur day night to watch the old year out and the new year in. His guests were Misses Hammond, Morrill, Woods, Steiner, Minor, Daisy Minor, Houtz and Holdbrook; Messrs. Heack cr, Arthur Morrill, Reagan, Edmisten, Bartlett, Mr. and Mrs. Steiner. The young men of Sigma Alpba Ep silon, who were in the city during- the holidays, charmingly entertained their lady friends at 7 o'clock dinner, 'ine tables were very neatly decorated in roses nnd holly. The party was chap eroned by Mcsdames C. n. Morrill and G. M. Bartlett. Those present were: Misses Holdbrook, Winger, Risser, noutz, Richards, Harley, Ontcalt, Mi nor, Dnisy Minor and Studit; -Messrs. Bartlett, Morrill, Sawyer, Cowgill, Holdbrook, Edmisten, Baldwin, Green and Sto pliers. A riddle What is easiest to find in a newspaper? Answer One's own name. Needy Nephew "My dear uncle, are you sick again? How I feel for you." Rich Uncle "Yes, I've noticed you always do when you want to touch me." INTERESTING CORRESPONDENCE Disclosing the Plans of a Certain Set of Hen Some what Prominent in University Affairs. IT INVOLVES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A New Fraternity Upon Somewhat Original LinesAs Will Be Seen It is Self Explnnltory. Editor of the Nebrnskan: The enclosed document was found Saturday afternoon between the lenves of the Atlantic Monthly Mngnzlno in the city library. The loser was evidently taking notes on expansion for it was found nt the beginning of an article on tne "Con trol of the Tropics," by Kidd. Can you use it? If so, I hope it is not too Into for this week's Nebrnskan. 1 think It a great 'scoop," considering the individuals concerned. For obvious reasons 1 withhold my identity. Dear , 1 have contemplated writing you for several days regarding a matter of great importntnee to mjself and othe rs ot my intimate friend's. 1 have nntl some hesitancy in disclosing the mat ter to you because of the possibility that it might not meet your entire ap proval, but 1 hnve sufficient confidence in you to believe that, whether it meets your approval or not, you will under no circumstances betray a mat ter which is confided to you in strictest secrecy. 1 hnve no doubt you will be greatly surprised on learning of our new scheme. A NEW FRAT IS BEING ORGAN IZED IN THE UNIVERSixi, and you will doubtless wonder when you learn who nre the movers in this new nd venture. The list, ns yet, is incom plete, but we are in hopes the same may Do completed soon. Will say, however, that not one of those whom we have yet approached on the sub ject have seen fit to refuse. Up to date the following individuals have pledged themselves to the enterprise: E. B. PERRY, PERSE A. MOORE, LEE RERR, J. S. SMOYER, J. F. BOOMER, . BENEDICT, C. M. FUNK, J. A. MAGUIRE, E. F. WARNER, and your humble nnd obedient servant. Besides these, we have a few prospective mem bers, whom we hnve not yet ap proache, but whom we have rea son to believe, will readily enter in with us. They nre F. G. Hawxby, . Hart, Horner, L. J. Marsh, II. J. Theobald, Claude Wilson, J. C. Piatt, and Hubbell. Now we don't expect to be in a po sition to announce our organization until some time next spring, nnd meantime, we desire to keep this a strict secret from the frats ns well as th barbs, inasmuch as we propose 'to be fully allied with neither party, nnd furthermore, we expect we will be at tacked by both sides when the matter gets out, and especially are we un easy lest the college papers get hold of it. We realize also that this course may seem inconsistent with the stand we hnve taken in the past, but wc be lieve we can show that it is in full nccord with our past principles, nnd that we are fully justified in the end we have in view nnd the motive which urges us to take this step. It is well known that the fratrnities and societies, ns they now exist, rep resent two extremes. You know, , ns well as I do, to be honest about it, that THE SOCIETIES ONLY GIVE A ONE-SIDED DEVELOPMENT, thnt is, they do not develop the social side of man. Of course, we believe, as we always have, that the fraternities go to the other extreme socially, and do not develop the literary side as they should. Our purpose is to strike a happy medium. In the first plnce, we propose, FOR THE S-UvE OF THE INFLUENCE OF THE NAME, that our organization shall not be called a fra ternity, but rather a club, nnd we ex pect to stenr clear of the Greek letters. Wo intend to adopt the name or title, L1TERARY-COCIAL CLUR, to be known ns the L, S. C; nnd by tho way, let me say right here, that a num. ber of the girls of the literary slcieties nnd some outside, nre making up a similnr organization among tho girls. It is our intention not to withdraw from the societies, if this can be pos- sible, and in the meantime, before we announce ourselves, we shall endeav or, in as quiet a way as possible, to work up a strong enough sentiment In the literary societies to strike out tho clauses, which now exist in the con stitutions of these organizations, for bidding the fraternity people from bo longing to the literary organizations. We desire to make this a purely western college movement. We have never heard of a similar organization, nnd hope to be the first promulgators of such a scheme. We think our po sition will be such that we will be able to draw members from both the socie ties nnd fraternities. We will be very strict in the admission of members to our club, and get only those whom wo believe have a future before them, not only in the University, but in the out side world of business, POLITICS and the professions. Our aim is still to make the social side subordinate to tho literary, but to make it sufficient to give the grace and polish necessary to a thoroughly developed man. It will be our policy to ihokl weekly meetings, which for the most part, will take the character of n seminar for tho investigation of important questions of the day and various fields of liter ature nnd science. But a part of the meetings will bo givon up iu .i social Time among the fellows and tho friends, and, of course, we shall expect to entertain our co-ed friends occasion ally. We have already held several meetings in the interest of our new or ganization, and have talked matters over thoroughly. IF WE ADMIT THE TRUTH, WE MAY AS WELL SAY RIGHT HERE, THAT WE HAVli NEVER BEEN IN FULL SYMPATHY WITH THE POLICY 0 TL.E SOCIE TIES and we hnve never been really opposed to a moderate Indulgence in the social features of the fraternities. But as you know, our lot having been cast early in our college life with the societies, naturally we had to fall in line and defend their principles staunchly whether we believed in them fully or not. Now, , you know what I hnve just said about the societies and fra ternities is true, if you will just ad mit it; and you have felt yourself the need of just such a movement as wo propose. Besides the fellows wo have in the deal are the cream of the Uni versity . Now what we want is to get some alumni who hnve always -ecu in sym pathy with us. We hnve thought of you and Searson among the first, but we fear Searson is too stubborn and too muohi inclined always to stick 1j an opinion he has once argued for. Wo believe that you have always felt like us, and that this plan will meet with your approval. I hope you will write us at once nnd let us know what you think of it all. Now, of course, I believe you will realize the saoredness of this confi- I dcnCe, nnd will see the bad light in which many of us will be put if this should get out before the proper time. As you know, Morse is president of the Union society for the next term; Smoyer was elected president, of the senior class as a barb, and Warner and myself are on the Junior Annual board. Now, , IT WOULD BE PARTICULARLY HARD ON M13 IF THE COLLEGE PA TERS SHOULD GET HOLD OF IT BECAUSE OF MY RELATIONS TO THE HESPERIAN, AND THE PART I TOOK IN i- RING VAN VALTN FROM 'THE ANNUAL BOARD FOit A SIM- 1LAR REASON, of which you, no doubt, have heard. You will confer a favor on me, there fore, if you will destroy or return this. Awniting a favorable answer, I am, R. C, ROPER. P. S. Roper just showed me this letter. It's O. K. I hope you will fall in with, ; us, but if you can't, for friendship's j sake KEEP IT 'MUV TILL THE PROPER TIMID, J. F. B.