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The Daily Nebraskan .
Station A, Lincoln. Nebraika
OFFICIAL 8TUDSNT PUBLICATION
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
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Editorial Offleo Unlvaralty Hall 4.
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Aak for Nabr.iakan editor.
William T. MeCleery
Robert Kelly i
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Will your fraternity or sorority play
Santa Claus to a few poor children some
time before vacation? You will enjoy it
and it will mean Christmas to them. The
Lincoln Community chest will give you the
names of poor families with children who
are looking for Santa Claus.
For Good Seats.
Theater natrons who sit in
pav more than those who recline in "nigger
heaven." Ringside seats at a fight cost more
than the others. Yet those who sit on the 50
yard line at a football game pay no more than
those on the 3-yard line.
The Daily Nebraskan recommends to the
athletic board of control that some scheme of
graduating the ticket price for games be form
ulated and adopted. There are many fans
who are willing and able to pay $3 or so for
a seat near the center of the field, but a vast
number of patrons cannot pay that sum. They
would be content to sit on the 5-inch line if
necessary, but they want to see the game
without draining the family coffers.
Why not accommodate the nickel-nursers
and save the high priced seats for the pluto
crats? It it quite plain that seats on the 50
yard line arc worth more than those on the
ends, but the same price is charged for them.
Perhaps this change would enable more peo
ple to see the games and would thus increase
' the gate receipts. We are thinking more of
the people in the state who enjoy seeing the
games, but are forced to stay away by the high
eost. of Cornhusker tickets, however.
What Do You
Think of Dormitories?
Fraternity and sorority members are in
terested in the dormitory problem only as it
concerns others, for they are dwelling in homes
of more or less elegance now. Those of the
Greek clan who hang -their hats in rooming
houses do so because they prefer that compara
tive solitude to the hey-hey surroundings of
their own fraternity houses.
This being true, The Nebraskan has gone
iuto the nonfraternity field to get student
opinions on dormitories. In yesterday morn
ing's Nebraskan a number, of views were pre
sented, most of them opposed to the dormitory
system. Some of the more radical members of
the pro-dormitory battalion have accused The
Nebraskan of asking only those students who
were known to oppose the plan. That was not
We find it difficult to take a stand on tins
matter. There arc many glaring needs around
the university. It is not difficult to find many
things for which the taxpayers' money might
be spent, but what shall we do about dormi
tories? Most of the students are rather well
situated at present in rooming houses.
Do barbs want to live in dormitores?
Let us divorce the dormitory question
from the deferred pledging problem at pres
ent. This state is not wealthy enough to spend
thousands of dollars to remedy an evil no
more serious than the careless method of fra
lernity rushing and pledging. We cannot
build dormitories for this reason.
Have you an opinion on the matter We
shall attempt to print every legible, intelligent
student letter on the dormitory system this
W hen Cutting Is
Honest, Why Not Excuse?
"Rank Injustice" that's what Coughing
Clara calls her treatment from instructors and
dean's officers in Morning Mail today. She
was too ill to go to school, not ill enough to
have a doctor so now she's completely out of
We have become almost too discouraged
to continue our pleasant suggestions to the
university officials, but once more we shall
When a student wants to cut a class at
Nebraska, he simply stays away and worries
not at all about the absence. When a "Cough
ing Clara" takes the trouble to get a house
mother's excuse and trot to the dean's office,
it's almost a sure bet that she is conscientious.
A person, who goes to all that trouble, we
gamble, would not cut a class without a good
reason. Her written alibi from the house
mother should be enough without some phy
Do Creeks Want
Tugs and Stags?
Quite unconsciously The
down in a hornet's nest when it
t. Eugene McK'rn
Women'a Sporta Edlto
Mort Chri.lmas Parties.
TO THE EDITOR:
I have just read your lead editorial of
yesterday morning, and I wish to commend
the spirit of the thing. (Jiving a dinner and
spending a few dollars for some toys and
candy should not eost any organization so very
much money, and the benefits derived should
be double. .Meaning the "blessed are the
giver and receiver" idea or words to t hat
It seems to me that one of the greatest
weaknesses of students today is theirinnate
selfishness. Those who do not have to ''chip
in" for their education are on the receiving
end of this business so much that at times
they almost become oblivious of the fact that
someone has to do the giving.
A sometimes overstressed criticism of our
kind is that we forget that there is any other
world than that of our own little campus. At
the. same time there is some truth in ihis.
Doing something for someone else, even if it
is only giving a square meal to some unfor
tunate child would be almost a'revelation for
some of us.
Yours for more Christmas parties.
TO THE EDITOR:
Last week I had a bad cold. It was so
bad on Friday that I didn't go to my classes.
I missed two quizzes by not going. I went to
the house mother afterward and she wrote me
an excuse. One of my quiz masters o.k.ed
it and said I could lake a makeup. The other
said he wasn't interested in excuses. And
both teachers who had not given quizzes said
they couldn't accept any excuses but those
from the office.
I went to the office. They asked me if
1 had a doctor's excuse. 1 explained to them
there, as lucidly as possible, that J was not
sick enough to warrant a doctor's care but
a lot too sick to be sitting in class rooms dis
tributing germs with my high-powered coughs.
They said it was too bad and that 1 must
just make my peace with my instructors
which 1 had already tried to do.
1 claim that it costs too much to hire
a doctor to come and write me out an affi
davit to the effect that I have a bad cold
when I know it and know what to do for it.
Why can't something be done to give validity
to house mother's excuses in all cases?
The trouble with lady motorists is lhat
we never know what, they're driving at. Ok
Scientists report that fleas can go without
food for two weeks. But they don't. Mal-teaser.
of Ntiiir linos and dance-trndiiifr
at the University of Nebraska. Several ttu
dent letters have been written, some condemn
ing the editor and some lauding him for his
efforts. We see what sort of editorial subjects
the interest of student readers. .
One critic is willing "to wager a earners
hair overcoat against a broken down plug hat"
that a straw vote would show 1hat the ma
jority of students does not favor stag lines
and dance swapping. The Yclwnskan cannot
take a straw vote on this question and would
ignore the opportunity if it arose. The. only
way to determine the popularity of such a
scheme would be to try it.
When a man asks for the company of a
girl for a certain evening does he thereby con
tract to dance every single dance wilh thai
same lady t Does he deserve any variety?
Does she want, it? These are questions which
fraternities and sororities may settle for 1 hem
selves. Wc hope that they decide to try the
stag line, for we believe that, it ''might im
prove university parties.
Honor for Students.
TO THE EDITOR :
One professor is especially well liked here
because he believes in the honesty of his stu
dents, lie leaves the room during an exami
nation and no one is ever seen cheating. This
ruises the question that is far from new, why
not try the honor system at the University
In schools where the honor system has
been working, students by their common
agreement are honest and anyone who fails
to meet the standards of the class finds him
self ostracized. Rather than be considered a
cheat by his classmates a student will flunk
a quiz before he will attempt cribbing.
But as it is in many classes now students
are made to feel by the constant watchfulness
and circling of the classroom by the instructor,
and. perhaps a reader, that he is considered a
cheat until he has been able to prove by hon
est behavior throughout a semester's work
that he actually is honest.
In the honor system each man trusts his
fellow classmate and considers him honest. A
student naturally cares more about the opinion
of the student body than that of the faculty
no will be honest if the rest believe in honesty.
Whereas when all are looked upon with suspi
cion, a good cribber is not looked down upon,
but rather the rest are for him if he can get
away with it. They're for anyone who can
put something over on the suspicious prof.
The honor system would be a great Ihing
for both the faculty and the students. l. R
"Waiter, there's a chicken in this egg?"
"Well, what did you expect, a bicycle?"
Dartmouth Jack o 'Lantern.
When the world comes to an eud we guess
no onp will be more surprised than the proph
ets who have been predicting it regularly for
so many years. Oklahoma Whirlwind.
Prof: Are you using crib notes on this
examination, Mr Pip?
Pip: No sir. I'm copying out of the text.
Prof: Oh, 1 beg your pardon.
THE DAILY MKKKASKAN
By Gene McKim
"For an average girl who .in
tends to make marriage her chief
business to waste four precious
years, that ought to be devoted to
romantic adventure, at college,
fx-eniA trasi"," says Nina Wilcox
Putnam. "I think it is a heap
more important to get married
than to co to college, and I pin
ccrely believe that college inter
feres with marriace, at least a
If this be true there are cer
tainly a lot of poor homes in store
for the future of this country. With
about two-thirds of the enrollment
at this university consisting of
women, a good majority of whom
will proL'obly sooner or later marry
and have a name, it looks line tne
chances for unsuccessful mar
riages are pretty great. It is safe
to assume that this university is
lairlv representative of co-educa
tional institutions throughout the
Certain sociology and economic
students and professors hold the
opiir.on that there is a definite
need for children born of college
bred parents In the country, to
balance the increase in numbers of
the classes of society which are
not interested in, or not able to
pursue cultural backgrounds in a
Miss Putnam makes the state
ment that the average college boy
still has a faintly contemptuous
attitude toward his feminist co
student. To say the least, there is
lots of room for argument there.
It would be interesting to see Miss
Putnam's figures in this respect.
From observation around here it
would seem that the men have a
healthy respect for their women
Students at Northwestern uni
versity now seem to be reflecting
the radical changes in the teach
ing system which hae recently
been inaugurated at the University
The Northwestern students have
presented a petition asking Presi
dent W. D. Scott and trustees to
begin action looking toward a re
organization at the institution.
The petition, which was from
the student council, asked for the
appointment of a special commit
tee composed of students to study
the liberal arts curriculum and
Eight Russian scientists were
recently tried for treason. They
confessed that they were guilty of
plots to overthrow the Soviet
regime their activities not being
confined to Russia but extending
to other European countries as
The first verdict given by their
judges condemned them to death.
This met with the popular ap
proval of the country at large.
Later, however, the sentence was
commuted to ten years imprison
ment. Three of the sentences were
to be made shorter even than this.
Arthur Brisbane commented
that the cynic will say: "The ac
cused confessed exactly what Sta
lin wanted, hence the clemency."
He, however, preferred to look
at the thing as a very desirable
change from the methods of Peter
the Great who had a special plat
form constructed where thcye that
plotted against him might be tor- i
tured to death.
London, being visited with an
other of the exceedingly thick fogs
which has been hanging over the
inetropolls during the past few
days, is reported to be uneasy.
Belgium is too close with her
Meuse valley where three score of
Uvea were lost last week, during
a heavy fog which hung over the
King George was forced to
change his plans because it was
Impractical to set out for Wind
sor castle to enjoy some shooting
in the fog.
It is peculiar how weather
seems to have no respect for kings
or their feelings, but offers plenty
of chances for us all to be incon
venienced. Many theories have been ad
vanced regarding the mysterious
deaths in Belgium. Some claim
that it is similar to the "white
death" of Indian legend. Cases of
this sort have been reported only
in remote spots of this country.
One was reported in North Park,
Colorado, a few years ego when a
party was overtaken by a yellow
fog. A native of the country called
them into his cabin, telling them
that the air was full of frozen ice
particles which were deadly when
inhaled. One woman died the fol
lowing morning and the others suf
fered severe bronchial troubles.
Indian legend in this country
contains many references to this
"white death" of which the In
dians had a great horror.
ErUbana suggests, that as long
as one guess is as good as another
it might be possible that the recent
shower of meteorites brought in
from distance space gome poison
ous substance which might be
causing the trouble.
A Lincoln man, H. L. Hensley
by name, who died Monday after
noon, had he lived until February
22, would have celebrated his seventy-fifth
This is a record v hich is seldom
equalled. It is surely the opposite
extreme from many of the records
established by members of Amer
ica's film colony in Hollywood.
There the idea aeems to be to see
who can establish a record for liv
ing the shortest length of time
with one wife, and then proceed to
John R. Muhm, who received
his master's degree in geography
in 1925, is now head of the depart
ment of geography at Northern
State Teacher's college, Aberdeen,
S. D. He is supervising a series of
local field studies of type areas
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Professors Have an
China Says Kansas State Graduate
MANHATTAN, Kans. The only
drinkers among the Chinese are
those educated abroad, according
to Helen Hostetter, formerly as
Blatant professor of journalism at
Kansas Stale, now an instructor at
Lingnan university, Canton, China.
"The Chinese as a people drink
very little," she writes: "I have
never seen a drunken Chinese."
The Japs, however, drink to ex
cess, she adds. "I've had to get off
the side walk more than once to
get out of the way of some Jap
In evening clothes staggering
home from a feast." She wonders
if they have imitated the wes
terner in that aa in almost every
Professors in China have a soft
life, Miss Hostetter thinks. That
they at least must have a very in
teresting one is the impression
gleaned from Miss Hostetter's de
lightful, co'orful letters.
Bargaining must be a regular
circus as she describes it. Differ
ent people bargain different ways,
she says, adding that she doesn't
like the way some foreigners
browbeat, bully and sneer. Here is
the "good old American kidding
method good natured jollying,."
and this is the technique. "They
(the dealers) start at twice what
their work is worth, and you start
at aboat half what it is worth.
Then you gradually come up and
they gradually come down, and
you meet in the middle. It's a
great game!" Usually a crowd of
natives gathers around to listen in
on the bickering a barefooted,
ragged lot of coolies, beggars, and
fruit venders. She used to feel
like a dog when she jewed people
down, she admits, but now she
realizes it's part of the game.
Traffic conditions must be worse
than in American cities. "The way
autos drive in Canton you wonder
that dozens aren't slaughtered
every day," she says. "True, they
keep up an incessant, deafening
honking, but people cross streets
anywhere and anyhow. There is
room enough for just one auto be
tween the rows of rickshas going
along on each side of the street. To
complicate matters, she explains,
a superstitious coolie is inclined to
saunter across the street nonchal
antly, getting out of an auto's path
in the nick of time, thereby caus
ing any devil who may be pursu
ing him to be killed.
The American attitude toward
the Chinese is deplorable Miss
Hostetter thinks, usually ranging
from indifference to contempt.
"Wherever the Oriental custom
differs from the Occidental one,
they (Americans) are intolerant."
Toward the Chinese officials they
are civil enough, she adds, al
though even there the natives
must feel their consciously super
ior mental attitude. The English
are even more overbearing and
condescending than the Americans,
according to Miss Hostetter.
Caste System Qitgutting.
The caste system in China is dis-1
gusting, she declares. A man who
is a taipan (head) of a firm is a
"No. 1" man and is accepted any
where. A "No. 2" man is well off,
for he may be advanced to a tai-
pan's position. "No. 3" men aren't
nearly so well rated, and iso. 4
men aren't considered much. "And
Buiinj meo, industrialist and enai-oeeri-600,000
of ihem reularlr read
the McGraw-Hill Publication. More
than 3.OO0.000 ctt McGraw-Hill book
and magazine in their business.
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Easy Life in
(Via imorlsnl Are lust as bad
about keeping up that tradition as
the Chinese themselves," she
Min Hnatpttor teAches in both
the middle school or high school
and the university at Lingnan.
Tiactically all her "tudents are
boys, there being only eight girls
in all her classes. Co-education is
not allowed in school work below
the university. The students are
eager to get all they can from
their university work, she writes,
because "they want to help free
China from her selfish politicians
and military men, and to abolish
foreign oppression." They are in
tensely patriotic and have more in
fluence than American students.
s Boys Are Normal.
Her hieh school boys, however,
are regular boys healthy, mis
chievous, and about aa interested
in learning English as American
hnvs are in learning German. The
first day she was there one boy
put a tack in another's seat. "Im
agine the difficulties of diplomatt
raiiv mpptinp nituation8 where
your students know little English
and you know no Chinese.
mi Hotetter has b"n t Ling
nan university two years and plans
to remain anotner year, one
writes: "Life here is very intngu-ine-.
I never pet tired of watching
the houseboats, the sampans, the
junk ships on the river. Or of see-
ine the people along me Duna as
we take our ricksha from the
Lingnan wharf down in Canton up
to Shameen. Or of looking irom
our house window across the
river to White Cloud mountain.
blue with haze. Somehow the
smplls of Canton, bad as they are,
don't take anything out of the en
joyment from wandering down the
narrow rlrirk streets of the city,
looking for bargains and studying
BOARD TO MAKE
(Continued from Page 1.)
submitted to the Publications
board, will serve from June to
June: the business manager from
January to January. The staff se
lected by the board after the first
number would serve until the end
of this school year, at which time
an editor would be chosen to
serve until the following June, and
a business manager to serve until
the following January, 1932.
To insure permanency of
publication, an advisory board is
to be selected from Sigma Delta
Chi, subject to approval of the
Publications board. This advisory
group will check both the editor
and business manager, assuming
"full responsibility for the editor
ial content and financial sound
ness" of each issue. No faculty
members will be included in the
membership of this advisory
It was reported by members of
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"Whitewash this Disaster?"
"Never!" said the Editor
C-R-A-S-H! The very earth seemed wrenched asunder by a
giant hand . . .Then dread silence; an ominous pause; fol
lowed by a terrific inferno of destructive flame and explosion.
That frightful conflagration at the Denmark, New Jersey,
government arsenal, took heavy toll of lives. The little town
nearby was suddenly hurled into a maelstrom of terror, loss
. . . and federal investigations.
There was little justification for this calamity; hardly any ex
cuse for the lack of protection to lives and property. But, Gov
ernment investigations whitewashed all concerned until ...
The editor of Chem and Met investigated the smoldering
ruins. His report was not of the "whitewashing" type. It
boldly set forth the facts disclosed thi lack of protective
measures placed the blame directly where it belonged. And,
all through the bitter controversy which followed, this editor
held his ground didn't retract one word of the truth.
The consequence? From that time forth, the Government has
faithfully embodied, in all arsenals constructed, those rec
ommendations for safety and protection which were stressed
in this McGraw -Hill journal.
McGraw-Hill editors, first of all, must dig out the truth ...
then through every opposition, stick tdvjjielr guns. This is
one big reason why so many of the nation's leaders turn to
these journals for news on industry's doings. This, too, is
one big reason why you should read the McGraw-Hill paper
that covers the field you expect to enter.
Leading college libraries have McGraw-Hill Publications.
Ask your librarian.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1930
the Sigma Delta Chi Awgwan com
mittee, who have worked out de
tails of the proposal to be consid
ered this afternoon, that an editor
ial page and a definite editorial
policy would be one of the features
of the resurrected comic. Contests
may also be held, committee mem
bers indicated, and prizes awarded
the best short story and cartoon or
caricature of the month.
GREEKS SUBMIT POWER
TO NEW CONSTITUTION
(Continued from Page l.i
sion followed Faulkner's explana
tion of the operation of the pro
posed centralization plan and the
statement that the Student council
did not intend to take over the du
ties of the Greek council, but
would reserve the rieht to
revue any ill-advised move by the
Plant were discussed at the
meeting for a radio publicity cam
paign to supplement the publicity
s.amr.oirrn u'hlch the council will
conduct in the Nebraska newspa
pers next spring. As stated by
wro riisrpII. secretary of the
council, the aim is to disseminate
real information on rraiernities
throughout the state.
A. S. C. E. GROUPS
Joint meeting of the student
brunch A. S. M. E. and the Ne
braska section A. S. M. E. will be
held tonight at 7:30 p. m. in room
102 of the Mechanical Engineering
Charles F. Turner, cmer operat
ing engineer for the Nebraska
Power company, will present a
technical paper on "Keeping Boil
ers on the Line." There also will
be reports from delegates who at
tended the national convention.
The advanced oil study class of
rpnn O. .1. Fereuson and Drof.
C. J. Frankforter addressed ' the
Chemical Engineering society at
the Grand hotel Wednesday eve
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