The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 09, 1930, Page TWO, Image 2
I TWO TUESDAY. DECEMBER 9.1M0. THE DAILY NEHRASKAN The Daily Nebraskan Station A, Lincoln, MtDraska OFFICIAL. STUDENT PUBLICATION UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA Published Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday morning during th academic yaar. THIRTIETH YEAR KntereC aa acond-elass matter at tha postoffies in Lincoln, Ksbresks, under act f eenoress, March S, U7t, and at apeelM rat at eoitaos provided tar In section 1101 act of October S, 117, authorised January 50, 122. Undar direction of tha Student Publication Board SUBSCRIPTION RATE M yaar Single Copy cant S1-8S a semester i a yaar mallad B1.7S aamaiter mailed Editorial Office University Hall 4. ualnaaa Office University Hall 4A. Telephones Oayi B-M1 Night: B-68at, S1A3 (Journal) Ask for Nsbr.tskan editor. EDITORIAL. ETAFF William T. McCleory Edltor-ln-chief Manaln Editors Robert Kaily .Elmont Walta Nawa Bdltera Arthur Mitchell Euaana McK'm Francaa Holyoke William MeAaffln.. Sport Ed'to' Woman'! Sport Editor ....Society toitor Guy Craig Eva! vn aimpoon. .. Barenlac Hoffman USINESS STAFF Chanta Lawlor Actina Bualnaaa Manager Aaalatant Bualnaaa Managara Ksrmas C.aWwr Jack Thompson Edwin Faulfcner Harold Kub TW4. auv a laaiaaaata fa Tka Wiaaaaaa rrsas sassisttoa. advara4ac br Will Greeks Play Santa Claus? Although the Nebraska weather man is play ing spring songs on his fickle flute, Christmas is onjv a few weeks away. Hard times and unemployment will make it pitifully impossible for scores of Lincoln parents to make the ule lide a time of cheer and happiness. Hundreds of innocent, scrawly letters to Santa Claus will go unanswered. Here is an excellent opportunity for Univer sal t of Nebraska fraternities and sororities to gladden a host of childish hearts and lighten the burden for many poverty-stricken parents. It is not too early for Greeks to arrange Christ mas parties for poor children. "We do not claim any credit for the plan, since many fraternities and sororities have been entertaining children at Christmas time for many years. Our hope is that more of the social organizations will help to answer those letters to Santa Claus. Enemies of the fra ternity system are quick to gobble up any publicity" dealing with the misbehavior of Greek-letter groups, but few are. aware that these organizations have opened their doors in the past to urchins of all colors and races, giv ing them toys, candy and a flesh-and-blood Santa Claus. One who has witnessed a fraternity or soror ity party for little children mar wonder whether the collegians themselves do not derive more enjoyment from the affairs than the urchins. "We have seen sober, serious Phi Beta Kappa prospects leading colored waifs around the carpeted expanses of their fraternity houses. Husky athletes fumble with toy trains for the apparent benefit of the chil 1 who has received such a gift. Big shots from the ac tivity field have the time of their busy lives with the five-year-old members of families that are stone broke. a This is the Christmas.spirit. Holiday dances cannot compare with these simple, spontaneous parties for actual enjoyment. Fraternities and sororities will be foolish to paas up this oppor tunity to see a flock of kids, poorly-dressed, beaming in childish thankfulness for their gifts. The Lincoln Community chest provides a medium through which social secretaries may invite a number of needy children to their holi day celebrations. Toys that will thrill the Juvenile guests magnificently can be purchased ior almost nothing. Christmas is a time for generosity and goodwill. It is so easy for the Greeks; it means so much to the guests. Colleges Compete With Correspondence Schools Seniors are applying for their degrees this week, contemplating graduation in January or June. We wonder what the precious label is going to mean to thousands of young men and women who will be ushered ceremoniously out of colleges and universities this year. Will Oswald Jones, A. B., have a distinct advantage over just plain Oswald Jones? Would he have had a better chance to be suc cessful if he had plunged into the icy world after graduation from high school? Or has his four-year stay in a "cultural" institution endowed him with the priceless elements which will enable him to forge steadily on to some dream goal? if any cf the black-rofccd graduates may have learned how to balance books, write news stori?s, teach fourth graders or survey pas tures. They might have a better grasp of these routine tasks if they had spent their four years in the school of experience, University of Life. It seems logical, then, to assume that actual culture, a background of true education, is the justification of colleges. Universities which 'onetntrate their energies upon giving students 1 lie inside dope on money-making are compet ing with -correspondence schools. o If I were advising a college juurualisi upon lfi course, 1 would tell him to get the cultural things and slight the classes which claim to instruct him in writing news stories, features, or headlines," declared a newspaper man in the convention hall of a professional college fra ternity recently. This applies to other lines of study. Maga zines are crammed with coupons and tdvertis ing guaranteeing knowledge on special subjects in a few simple, easy, learn-at-home lessons. One who attends an institution of higher learn ing should absorb something more intrinsically valuable than specialized information. ' Perhaps it is too late to advise the class of 31. Other classes, however, will make the same mistakes. They will spend four years and a neat sum of money learning things that th business man might pay to teach theni. When colleges forget that, they must show dollars and cents return on their labeled grad uates they will be more useful to society, more helpful in advancing culture and civilization. tut Down the Football Overhead! Before the shook of Nebraska's $10,000 de cline in football receipts has blown oyer, we call attention to a spirts article which appeared recently in the Nebraska Daily News-Press. The "Aftermath" columnist, has some perti nent suggestions concerning the unpleasant plight of the Nebraska athletic department. "It is hoped that the university's intramural sports program will not be cut. one i tne greatest evils of collegiate athletic depart ments is that their programs do not include enough students, but tend to eliminate all ex cept the favored few who are able to make the first string," declares the outstnto journalist. "Under Conch Schulte, for the most part, a program has been worked out at Nebraska whereby anyone Mho cares to participate in athletics may do so. Games, competitive in nature, are conducted throughout the vcar for fraternity and nonfraternily nun ami women. That program is just gaining univer sity interest at the school and it would bo a shame to curtail it in its infancy. 0 o o "Rather it would seem that expenses in ihej department could be clipped and do less harm." The Nebraska City paper refers here to the football department, striking a signifi cant point. The article continues: "For instance, expensive coaches could be eliminated and replaced with men who d not demand quite such high salaries; the "first j team' prohablv could play just as good foot-1 ball or basketball without expensive parapher nalia that has become a part of every college athletic department, and it might not be work ing a hardship on the player if he were asked j to outer a game without his customary brand new, spic-and-span outfit." i o o a It is unusual to find a columnist commenting ! in this manner, favoring the whittling down of , llie iooiunu e. jr nui iui . .'iiii'ii "i inr huir, glamor that has come to the grid game may be traced 1o sports writers who depend upon it for their bread and butler. The influence of football and packed stadiums extends far be yond the walls of the university ilself. Most citizens and many students would be appalled to know the sum of money that is spent on a football coaching staff alone. To assert that these highly paid specialists are employed to improve the health and physique of college students is evidently absurd. Of course we must grant the argument thai fool ball helps to provide physical facilities for . many students who do not participate in Ihe! pigskin game itself. j But when an athletic department slashes the , intramural and physical education program be cause the football turnslile has not yielded ilsj expected receipts, it is slicing dangerously near ' the football throat. I a o a The Nebraska City columnist also objects to : the high price of Cornhuskcr games. ; "The spectator, no matter whether he is a ' rabid fan or just one of us who likes football, j isn't going to put up $3 for games that used' to be seen for $2, without selling up a h wl." j He believes that some of 1he slump may be I attributed to this price-boosting, for fans were ' discouraged from watching the searlet-jcrseyod , sons of Nebraska do their stuff when the taxj w as $3. i Former Coed lias Regular Wedding, Though in Russia What we really need is more fraternity breakfasts for sorority girls. The poor things probably crave some nourishment if their meals are as bad as they report. MORNING MAIL BY FRANCIS CUNNINGHAM. Russian marriages? , Well, they ought to be pretty revolutionary nowadays. And they are. The cou ple sign the dotted line for a nomi nal sum and a mere matter of rec ord. They can unsijm for the same considerations. Which is precisely the way things should be in the U. S. S. R. A former Nebraska coed appar ently didn't agree that things should be like that over there, or else she didn't think she ought to be in Russia. Still she was in the very heart of the vodka country, and wanted to get married. This is how she solved the matter, ac cording to an invitation that got by the bolshevik secret service: " Announcement. "Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Cowan an nounce the nmrriage of their daughter Helen Irene to Mr. Cecil W. Means on Wednesday, .Novem ber twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and thirty. Tcter Paul Lutheran cathedral. Moscow, Russia." In the lower left hand corner of the invitation, which looks just as if it had been engraved fight her in Lincoln, is a note in small char acters: , . ... "At home after. November thir tieth, Otrada. Russia.''" So it's quite plain', that women have their way the world over. Miss Cowan or Mrs. Means was graduated from Albion high school in 1921. She enrolled at the university the following fall, and graduated with a B.- F. A. from arts and sciences in June, 1926. She majored in dramatics. NDIANA MAN SPEAKS ON BROWNING POETRY English Professor Finds Poet Interesting In Three Ways. BLtXIMINGTON. Ind. "To me Browning is the most interesting of all poets," Dr. Will T. Hale, of the University of Indiana English department declared recently in a lecture to students studying "'Life Views of Great Men of Letters." "Browning is interesting . for thiee reasons: the variety of char acters in his poetry, his . liberal point of view and his ideas," Mr. Hale said. He explained that Browning sympathetically inter preted all kinds of people, including- the poor, the rich and the ar tistic. "Browning could interpret in a kind, friendly and sympathetic manner ideas with which be did not airree," Dr. Hale declared. Al though he himself was a Conpre gationalist, his most intellectual character is a Catholic Pope in "The Ring and the Book," the speaker explained. "One of Browning's interesting ideas was that of heaven as : place where one progresses for ever." Dr. Hale stated. Other ideas expressed in his poems are the beliet in love at first sight, that love is its own reward, love is the only good thing in the worla and tnat true love is always re warded. In the last idea stated. Erowning believed that the lover had all eternity in which to suc ceed, it was explained. . "Browning believed in the sj rit ual value of u:ertainty," Dr. Hale said. The fine thing about this world is that it is a place of de cision by which we develop. Browning thougnt that life "is a glorious chance for splendid peo ple to rise, and equally aa good a rhance for others to fall," Dr. Hale declared. E Eastern College Students Will Meet in New York During Vacation. NEW YORK. Students from two-score eastern colleges and universities will gather at the Union Theological seminary in New York City, on Dec. 29 and SO, to consider from various angles the. problem of unemployment, iU causes and possible cures. The League for Industrial Democracy, 112 East Nineteenth street, will sponsor the conference which will bring together leading authorities in the field of economics and soc iology as speakers and discussion leaders. Within a few days of the New York conference, the Chicago - of-, f ice, of the league will sponsor, a conference which is expected to at tract student . from . midwestern and western colleges. The Chicago conferees, on Jan. 2, 3 and 4, will try to answer the question, "What Happens to College Radicals?" The subject as announced la, "The Radical Fadeout. Can liberalism Survive Graduation?". . Will Discus Unemployment. .. The frrst session of the New York conference, .to be held at 10 o'clock Monday, Dec. 29. will hear Benjamin Marsh, executive direc tor of the Peoples Lobby, and Clinch Calkins, author of "Some Folka Won't Work," discuss tha extent and effects of tinemploy ment, Howard Westwood of Col ombia will preside. The afternoon session, at 2 o'clock, will hear A. J. Muste, dean of the faculty of Brookwood Labor college, and Colston E. Warne, of Amherst, on "Types and Causes of Unemploy ment." Charlotte Tuttle of Vassar will be in the chair. Monday eve ning the students will be guests for supper at the home of Norman Thomas, codirector of the league. Having canvassed the causes, extent and types of unemployment, on Tuesday the conference will turn its attention to a considera tion of "Immediate Remedies for U n e m p 1 oyment," Charlotte E. Carr, industrial .consultant of the Charities Organization society, and Dr. Harry W. Laidler, codirec tor, with Mr. Thomas of the league, will be the speakers. Paul Bianshard to Speak. At the afternoon session, begin ning at 2 o'clock, Paul Bianshard, writer and executive director of the city affairs committee, and Mrs. Harriot Stanton Blatch will discuss "A New Society Where Economic Security is Assured." Joel Seidman of Johns Hopkins will preside at the morning session, while Martha Stanley of Smith will preside at the afternoon meet ing. William Mellish, and Riva Stocker of Vassar will lead the dis cussion at the afternoon session. The conference will close with a supper meeting Tuesdav of dele gates to discuss organization of ' college, liberal and radical groups j and suggest activities to direct at- I tention toward the unemployment j crisis. Peter Nehemkis, president of the Intercollegiate Student Council of the league, will preside. Interpol in Interracial Work of Y3I.C.A. Grows Daily Xebraskan lias Setr Lost and Found Department New organization of tht classified advertising depart ment of Tho Dally Nebraskan and tho lost and found depart ment have been completed by Charles Lawlor, business man ager. Alt goods which were found and turned into Mr. 8elleck's office have been transferred to The Daily Nebraskan office where they may be claimed upon identification. Any ar ticles which are found and turned Into the office will be returned to the finder in sixty days if they are not claimed. Janitors from the various buildings on the campus will turn in all articles found, to the office. Ruth Raber, Jean Rathburn and Bereniece Hoffman will be In charge of the new department. ROT. C. INQUIRY Gopher Dean Says Military Training Not Suited To Colleges. MINNEAPOLIS. M i n n. Vari ous phases of compulsory military drill again are drawing fir at col leges chartered under the land grant plan throughout the entire nation. Dean K. M Freeman of the Uni versity of Minnesota recently ex pressed some theories which have created a great deal of discussion on the Gopher campus. Dean Freeman believes that compulsory military training has very little value because it has not been properly adapted to college conditions. "The United States must train men along scientific lines if it is to realize the fullest advantage from compulsory training in military science and tactics," Dean Free man said recently. A series of editorials in the Har vard Crimson, student publication at Harvard university, is continu ing to attack the present policy or military training in American col leges as opposed to the purpose of universities. Payment of Officers Hit. Attractive uniforms, polo teams, coed majors, parades, bands and credits are beld out as bait, ac cording the editorials, which complain against the system of paying the officers and giving them university credits. The sys tem now in use is a propoganda tool, they charge. From the west coast, too, come reports of dissension over forced drill, with the system being at tacked and defended at the Uni versity of Washington, Oregon ! university and the University of I Southern California. Students of the University of Minnesota will have an oppor tunity to air their grievances con cerning the present system of re quired drill before a group of St. Paul clubwomen Feb. 13. Dean Announces a Sweeping Investigation Will Be Made of All Sports. BERKELEY, Calif. Under ad mlnistrative guidance a sweeping Investigation into all phases of in tercollegiate athletics is now tak ing place at the University of Cal ifornia. Announcement of this In vestigation waa made recently by Thomas M. Putnam, dean of men at California. The inauirv is the result of a decision revealed two weeks ago ia a telegram sent to Proressor H. wniett of the Universitv of South ern California, by Dean Putnam,, in which he declared that it was hoped that a similar investigation would be taken by other Pacific Coast universities. "In view of the publicity given to alleged subsidization of athletes in cnoference institutions. I be- lieve it would be best for all con cerned to make thorough investi gations of their own institutions. I Complete Inquiry Will Cover Sev- , eral Weeks. "The University of California j wishes to place itaelf on record as intending to do this and trusts that I the other members of the confer- i ence will cooperate with it." rvan Putnam stated that the in vestigations will extend over a number of weeks if not months. He said that steps are now being taken by the administration to study the situation and gather in formation, while the A. S. U. C executive committee also laid plans for an inquiry into athletic con ditions. At this meeting last Tuesday night the executive committee au thorized the appointment of a pri vate investigating committee, which will operate in the name of the Association Student. In order to protect the members of this committee, their names were not divulged. The purpose of the investiga tion will be to suggest construc tive changes, if needed, in order to improve the athletic situation both on the campus and in inter- collegiate competition. FORDYCE TO TALK. Dr. Charles Fordyce. teachers college, will address the university men's class at St. Paul's Metho dist church, 1144 M street, on "The Secret of a Virile Manhood" Sun day, Dec. 14, at 9:45 a. m. The meeting is open to all men. "Your Drug Store" New ahipment of Ladiea Compart 1um Ihe thinf tor parties er Xmaa prwents. Whltmnt Chocolates The Owl Pharmacy 148 No. 14th A P Sta. Phone B 106S 4 Big Order TO TUG EDITOR: Did B. M. (I., who complains of lack of liie games on Nebraska's home schedule in 1'Jol ever hear of the word avaricious? Did he ever hear it applied to football, and athletic direc tors in particular? .Maybe not. Therefore, let us tell him a few things. First, let us set out the difficulty of gelling nationally known teams to play Nebraska here. We will ask him only one question in doing this. Why should Notre Dame, for example, come In Nebraska where the stadium will s-at only 40,000 people, and get some 90,000 at the outside as their share of the gate reeeipls. when they can play Chicago university and lake far less chance of losing, and at the same time get some such sum at $200,000? That, in brief, represents the attitude of ath letic managers toward playing the ('ornhusk ers in Lincoln. The long trip, with its result ant loss of physical energy on the part of the players and its great expenses, is another factor which deters many eastern and Big Ten teams from scheduling Nebraska here. Any of (hem will schedule the C'ornhuskers at their home, where they can take the lion's share of the revenue and run less chance of losing. Nebraska is unfortunate in being located so far away from other large universities, but. why blame that cn the athletic department or director? Js it his fault Nebraska has a repu tation of upsetting invaders? Is it his l';uilt that the Corn buskers do not play in a thickly populated section of the country, where 100,000 persons can be assembled for any gridiron affair which promises any thrills whatsoever? Then, f.o, let B. M. (i. take a look at the teams on the Nebraska home schedule. Okla homa the team that beat the 1930 Cornhusk ers, 20 to 7. Kansas always a tough apple to pick. Iowa with her golden clad Haw keyes who defeated the Huskers 12 to 7 this year. Iowa State a team the Huskers defeated by a bare two points, 14 to 12. How about it? Do not the scores show that the Biblemen of 1931 are in for a tough season as it isf In fact, these teams are just as strong as many of the more noteworthy, which B. M. G. feelg are so important. The fact that son;e of these "big" teams have had a little more ballyhoo than others in this region does not make them a bit better. If Nebraska can pull what she has in 1931, the football crew will have completed a man sired order, and don't let B. M. 0. forget it. A. M. Former Indent-Heads Psychology Research Arthur Jersild. '24, who received A. B. and A. M. degrees in psy chology from the University of Nebraska, is now in charpe of child psychology research in the teachers college of Columbia uni versity, according to word received by Di. E. L. Hinman. In a letter to Dr. Hinman, Dr. Jersild expressed appreciation for the work he received at the uni versity. He obtained a Ph. D. de gree in psychology at Columbia university, served as an instructor in Barnard college for one year, and as assistant professor in psy chology at the University of Wis consin last year. Increasing interest is being! manifested in the interracial pro- grams of the university Y. M. C. j A., according to C. D. Hayes, gen- i eral secretary. Saturday evening, the committee of the association beaded by Lewis Swingler, sent Ben Hill and W. E. Kaplan to the Christian church at Valparaiso to speak at a church supper. Next Sunday evening a quartet, Pahio Hill, negro soloist, and Ben Hill, negro speaker, will be on the interracial program at the Second Presbyterian church at Twenty sixth and P streets. The program will be held at the 5 o'clock Ves pers service. (lain pus League of Women Voters to Meet Dec. 11 Lucille Iedwilh to Jjeak at Ag Vesper Vesper services Jill be hfcld on the agricultural campus tomorrow noon in the home economies build ing at 12:20 o'clock. .Lucille Ledr ( with, who attended the regional conference in Kansas during theH past summer, will .speak on that meeting. Engineering Students Make Plans or Tour Ninety-nine students iu the -college of engineering have signified their intention ol going on the Kansas City engineering inspec tion trip during the spring recess in April. With the exception of students in architectural engineer ing, all students in the college muut take an inspection trip dur ing their junior or senior years in the university. A number, how ever, take the trips both years. GEOLOGISTS MAKE FIND. Two teeth of mammoths have been found recently and turned over to the university museum. Al vin Kleeb. university student, found erne ten feet underground while he was digging a cistern on a farm twelve miles northeast of Broken Bow. The tooth weighed fifteen pounds. Dr. A. Parsons of Valley found another one to the Marion Brown sandpit eat - and one-half miles southeast of Valley. Christmas meeting of the League of Women Voters will be a general meeting on Dec. 10 in Ellen Smith hall at 4 o'clock. Ethel Sievers will preside at the meeting and in trrvliir the rKnker who han been secured through the efforts of j Airs, cilery uavis, prcniucn iu uie . League of Women Voters. The I indents will be the guests of the : "ledgpe and will be served candied j popcorn and apples. This is to be j the last meeting before Christmas j vacation. N. U. Graduate Joins Faculty of Temple U ; Fredrick Lund, graduate of the 1 university's department of philos ophy, has joined the faculty of Temple university at Philadelpljia, according to word received by Dr. E L. Hinman. Dr. Lund went to Columbia uni versity for a Ph. D. degree after obtaining his master's at the Uni versity of Nebraska. He has been at Bucknell university for the past two years and is writing a new book on emotions based on experi ments he has performed. STECKELBERG TO PLAY. At a university convocation in the Temple theater Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock, Prof. Carl Frederic Steckelberg will play Grieg's sonata. Opus 8, No. 1 for violin and piano. He will be ac companied by James W. Pugsley. Learn to Dance! We'll Teach Yu to Dance In Six Private Lessons BALLB00M AND TAP Special Course in Ballroom Variations I Specializ in Correcting Detective Dancing Lessons by appointment, one hour each, strictly private. Morning, afternoon and evening. Results guaranteed. Lee A. Thornbeny L82S1 Privats Studio 2300 V St. Yon are invited to watch the j University Girls bowl every tfternoon from 4 to 6 p. m. We never charge admission at any time. Watch the schedule and boost your favorite team. Lincoln Bowling Parlor M No, 12 St. B7S00 or 9 f S i a.. m-m-rn mvmm m fl:! m i CHRISTMAS GIFTS From the Most Charming Sbpp in Lincoln Large New Stock of Oriental Gift. All Imported THE 9 m Phi Upstlon Omieron Initiates New Members - NIPPON ART GOODS CO. ....... f LEARN TO DANCE Can teach you to lead in sne lesson. Guarantee ts teach you m six pri vate lessons. Classes every Monday and Wednesday. Private lessons morning, afternoon and evening. Ball Room and Tap. MRS. LUELLA WILLIAMS Private Studio: Phone B425S 1Z20 O STPEfcT Initiation of new members of Phi Upsilon Omieron,' home eco nomics honorary, was hekl Satur day afternoon, following' which the new members were entertained with a dinner at the University club. Initiates were Carolyn White, Lincoln; Helen Baeder. Lincoln; Evelyn Krotz. Odell; Hazel Ben son, Lincoln; .Christine. Carlon. Lincoln. and Lucille Cooley. Wav erly. Two faculty members, Ber nice Klwell and Evelyn- Metzger, were made honorary members. PORTRAIT RECEIVED. A large framed picture of Queen Louisa, mot!r of Frederick J, Germany's first emperor, bag beew given the department of Ger manics by Cora E. Vine, graduate of the university in 1903. The de partment previously had a small picture of Queen Louisa but it was stolen during a vacation several yean ago. MLis Wise is librarian of the Los Angeles city library. ''An Alire in Wondrrlantl Display" 12S 0. 12TH STREET . a ..a a IV M B W iMJAMPUS ! Now ! Is the Time ! Here ! Is the Place MOGUL DAIICER SHOP 127 No. 12 i i! ! CHATTER Says .... "The Co-Op- Ha that -aid High Grr.de Hiatory Note-Book Paper Ruled on Both Sides 500 Sheet Ream. ONLY Co-op Book Store f 7 mi "iV.