The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, November 07, 1899, Image 1
THE NEBRASKAN -HESPERIAN Vol.. 8-29, No. 8. LINCOLN, NOVEMBER 7. 1890. Five Cunts. FAVORS ALUMNI ORGANIZATION Chancellor HcHspy Shows Us (Jood Points In 11 Clinpd Talk T,nst Week. Wednesday morning, in ohopol, iho chancellor mndo tho following re marks In regard to the alumni associa tion of Omaha: "Not long ago some of the university alumni living In Omaha conceived the idea that it would ho a good plan to organize- a University cluh a Univer sity of Nohraska club not an alumni association, recognizing tho fact that there arc a great many people who havo been in tho university for one, two, or threo years, but who did not take their degree, who are just as genuine admirers as many of those who havo taken their degree. And so last month an organisation was per fected, beginning with about one hun dred members in that city. Now what has been the result? They havo new nanicri coming In every day. They have found that In all probability the University club in Omaha will Include at least one hundred and twenty-five members. They thought when they started it that It might reach a dozen Howells, Dr. L. A. Sherman, Mrs. At- "The president of tho club Is a man who graduated here a number of years ago, in tho class of '83, Mr. Wheeler. Tho chairman of the executive com mittee is Mr. Clement Chase. Many of you know of these men because of the prizes offered annually, viz: the "Chase nnd Wheeler prizes," for Pal Indian orations. A member of the clnss of '97 is tho secretary. So it is not only an organization of the older men, but also of tho younger men. "They propose to havo banquets. Now thero was a timo when I looked down upon that sore of thing; that is theorlcally. As we become more In tellectual we ought perhaps to rise above such things, but I find that we cannot yet bring men and women to that state of intellectuality in which they do not enjoy a good dinner. We como together much moro cheerfully for any purpose when there is some thing to eat also. So this club is to have banquets, now and then, at ir regular intervals. Then theVo will be receptions to tho university officers. Those of you who pass out from Btu dent life and become officers of the university of lower or higher degree can hope some day to bo received by this club in tho city of Omaha. They also propose to givo receptions to the football team whether it wins or not. "Yesterday tho club made its first appearance Being tho last day of the exposition, it seemed a fitting time to invito a number of tho university people. It hnppened to be a very busy time and but threo of tho university faculty wont over. Those who repre sented the fnculty were Prof, and Mrs. Barbour, Prof, and Mrs. Ward and Mrs. Bessoy and myself. We woro tnkon charge of as soon as we stopped out of tho cor and woro not let go until wo woro safely back to the railway station. "Tho banquet presented itself In the form of what was modestly called a breakfast. It lasted two hours, be ginning at eleven nnd closing at ono. Miss Ponnock, '88, was tho hostess. "After tho breakfast wo woro taken to the exposition grounds, whoro our hostess took us through tho govern ment building. Wo woro then taken on a gondola from ono ond of tho lagoon to tho othor, and to the auditorium, where wo wero treated to an excellent concert by Bellstedt's orchestra, lasting from two to four. After that tho reception was held In tho building know l ns tho bureau of public comfort. Among those present was Congressman Mer cer, '80. Sovcral prospective patrons oi- tho university wero thoiv. After luncheon at six wo started on our re turn trip to Lincoln. "Now I have given this because it shows tho beginning of what seems o me a most desirable thing, Young peo ple, 1 urge you to organize clubs wherever you go! Organize them in your home town. Thero should be such a club in every town of consid erable size In the state. Omaha has shown us what to do and how to do It. "A few days ago the Omaha club sent out postal cards saying in big black letters 'Wear your colors, scarlet and cream,' and then follows the announce ments, in eluding an address by Prof. Ward on Friday evening, nnd the foot ball game on Saturday. The closing remark is, 'You and your friends are requested to be present on nil these occasions and lend your encourage ment to the progress of your Alma Mater.' I commend tho work of this club to you, and its enthusiastic mem bers. Let us not only stand up for Nebraska, but let us also stand up for the University of Nebraska." MRS. WILSON SPEAKS. Mrs. Emma P. Wilson, dean of wo men in the university, returned from Chicago Wednesday. While there she was in attendance at tho meeting of the association of collegiate alumna;, Oc tober 26 to 28. The university of Ne braska was admitted to membership. The association is very conservative, admitting as members only those in stitutions of the highest standing. The university is being wnrmly congratu lated upon this added proof of its high rank among the educational instituti ons of the country. There are twenty-two colleges and universities In the organization, with an individual membership of two thousand. The association was fav ored by having Dr. E. Benjnmln An drews, superintendent of the Chicago schools, discuss tho question of "The Public School System as a Social In stitution." Philip N. Moore talked on the "Co operation in the Work of Public Edu cation." Among the other speakero were Dr. A. P. Nightingale and Presi dent Henry W. Rogers. FOOTBALL CHART. On tho reading room tablo in Barnes' Hall, Cornell University, there can bo found n scrap book containing charts of all tho football games of the leading colleges. The charts are made by men on the side lines and are In chargo of tho Christian association. On tho charts, thero bolng ono for each half, there Is traced the course of tho ball throughout the game. Tho varl our plays, the names of players mak ing tho principal plays, tho direction of tho wind and the timo of game are all Indicated on tho charts. At pres ent there are fifteen colleges on tho ex chango lists, including tho big five and tho leading Western colleges. Ilecto graphic copies of tho charts aro sent to all on the exchange list. STRIKES ANOTHER SNAG. Football Tonin Worsted in Iho Iowa Contest Saturday- Oppon ents Fortunate The university tenm again met defent Saturday afternoon at tho hands of the University of Iowa eleven, to the tune of 30 to 0. The score is not a true criterion to the game, which was evenly played throughout. Iowa won through luck and superior back field play. The first touchdown was made less than four minutes after the game was started. Warner kicked off for Iowa, but instead of making a long punt, sent the ball for only a few yards to the left of center. Koehler was unable to get in front of the oval and before he could recover himself Iowa had se cured possession .f the ball. In a series of quick plays that followed the ball was carrie-l over the line for the first touchdown of the game. At the second kick-off Benedict sent the ball forty-five yards into Iowa ter ritory. Unfortunately the ball lit a few feet outside of bounds and the kick had to bo taken over. On the second trial, It was sent to tho fifteen-yard line. Edson caught the ball and made fifteen yards back with it. Eby kicked for twenty-five yards, but his control was not good and the oval went entirely too high for a good gain. Tho Iowa ends went down with the ball and stopped the Nebraska run ner In his tracks. Williams made four yards and ten more were given by the referee on nccount of off-side playing. A mass play was tried without success. Three yards were made in two downs, and then Gordon wont over the lino for four more. This gain was almost counterbalanced by a fumble the next play that lost three yards. With the ball on tho twenty-five yard line and somewhat north of the goal, Crandall tried a place kick for goal. On ac count of tho wind, the ball went wide of the mark. This play gave Iowa an opportunity for a place kick. The pigskin was sent twolvo yards into Nebraska territory, where Ringer gathered it in. Benedict, Williams and Pearso made good gains until they had carried the ball back to tho Iowa fifteen-yard .ine, where they lost it on downs. Iowa again did some great offensive work and by a series of end runs car ried the ball back for a touchdown by Griffith, made after a fifteen-ynrd run on a guards' back play. Goal was kicked, making the score 12 to 0. The third touchdown for Iowa was made by good team work and a piece of good fortune at tho end of the play. After tho ball had been carried within threo ynrds of Nebraska's goal, and the Iownns were just at tho point of making a final effort to get It over, the ball was fumbled and rolled across the line. Quick as a flash a Hnwkeyo was across tho line after it, thus scoring a touchdown on a fumblo by a membor of his own tenm. No further scoring was done in thib half. In tho second, Benedict kicked off. Tho Iowans were hold to two downs and forced to kick when they attempted to pass tho ball. Gordon ob tained tho ball, but the Iowa ends were on him before ho could get started back. After this the play becamo moro of a life and death struggle. Nebraska fought with equally as much vigor and nerve as in tho former half, although defeat seemed certain throughout the half. Ono touchdown was made by tho middle of tho half by Iowa. In the next few plays Nebraska car ried tho ball withing a yard of tho opposite goal and wns there held for downs. The play of tho Ilawkeyes at these moments was magnificent. At the close of tho first half they also held tho Ncbraskans for downH when the ball needed but one foot to be over. Ono notlceablo feature of these times was the offside play that Iowa indulged In constantly. Several times they were warned by the referee, and twice when the goal was In danger did ho give Ne braska a gain. The Inst one of these was for half of the distance to the goal posts. The final scoro of the game was made just a few seconds before time was called. With the hall in Nebraska territory and about twenty yards from the goal posts, Iowa kicked. Her ends made a great run and succeded in get ting the ball behind the goal posts on Nebraska's fumble. Goal made the finnl score of the game 30 to 0. This made two times that luck played a more important part in Iowa's scoring than she did herself. Crandall also attempted a place kick for goal in the second half, but tho ball was blocked. Without doubt the Iowa bncks wero en tirely too swift for Nebraska. It was a question of actual speed and not of football ability. No man on the Ne braska team could best any of the Hawkeye bncks when they wero mak ing a 'air run for end gains. The Iowa interference was also very strong and easily boxed the Nebraska ends time and again, nnd carried tho runner around tho end for gains rnnglng from five to thirty yards. Captain Williams of Nebraska stated after the game that he was very much pleased with the manner that the team played after he saw defeat was in evitable. Not a man played a particle less or with the slightest hesitancy. Tho movements were as strong tho last minute of play as they wero tho first. Owing to the two touchdowns made by Iowa on fumbles and to tho speed of tho backs, the score Is not a crltorlon of the merit of the game. It was full of interest throughout and abounded in good plays for Nebraska as well as for Iowa. Crandall, Pearse, Benedict, Westover, Brew and tho ends all play ed good strong football. Gordon is slightly light for the position of full back and was slightly handicapped for this reason. Little extra praise can bo offered to Win fow.i men, as tholr play was equally good through out. The line-up was as follows: Iowa. Nebraska. Baker c. .c Koehler Little, Brockway r. g 1. g. Brew Eby (Capt.) r. t 1. t. Pearse Waters r. o 1. e. Drain Burrier 1. g. . . Warner I. t... Williams. P. 1. Williams. C q. Morton, Hoover Edson, Staford- , .. r. g. Ringer .r. t. Westovor .r. e. Cortelyou ,q.. u. Crandall .1. h. Williams e. b r. h.. 1. h...r. h. Benedict Griffith f. b f. b. Gordon Officials Barnes, referee; Stewnrt, umpire; White, Treyner, timekepors; Cnpoll, Moore, linesmen.