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THURSDAY. APRIL 21, 1932
THE DAILY NEHKASKAN
The Daily Nebraskan
Station A, Lincoln. Nebraska
OFFICIAL STUDENT PUBLICATION
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
Publlihd Tueeday, Wedneiday, Thursday, Friday and
Sunday morninga during the academic yaar.
THIRTY. FIRST YEAR
Entered aa aacond-claaa matter at th poitofflce In
Lincoln. Nebraaka. undar act of congress. March 3, 1878
and at special rate of postage provided for In section
1103, aot of October 3. 117, autnoriied January xu, iv,
Under direction of the Student Publication ooaro
et vai Slnole Codv B cants I1.J5 a semeiter
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Joe Miller Sports Editor
Eveiyn Simpson Associate Editoi
Ruth Schlll Women's Editor
Katharlns Howard Society Editor
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ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGERS
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Not so long ago tlic ranking activity men
of the senior class, composing the Innocents
society, became aware that Nebraska activities
were in a deplorably lethargiv state because of
a lack of general student interest. Thereupon
a conference was called. Here, before the con
gregated student activities head of the campus.
several acquainted with tho situation spokc
length and described the current state ol
things. The assembled worthies then drew up
an imposing list of cans, point by point, and
one or two suggestions were made as to a cure.
One cause was declared to be Ihe lack of
connection of the unaffiliated majority group
with these extra-curricular undertakings. An
other was the unbalanced political situation
under which some twenty-six fraternities have
such a grasp that it is futile for the remaining
thirteen to hope for anything more ihan what
thev get by suffrance.
Next the Student council took up Ihe
problem. A committee of members from 1he
.Student council and Innocents society along
with two faculty members was appointed to
make a more detailed study and to report
hack to the council with recommendations.
This committee, in a brilliant moment of in
spiration, hit upon a plan which as far as
theory goes would kill the two birds with one
stone': The barbs would be organized and their
organization added to the minority faction in
political matters. This, on paper, Mould pro
viso, a remedy to both the two most import
ant reasons for the present lack of interest in
Now, under the committee plan, the barb
clubs have been formed. Representatives from
these barb clubs will meet for the second time
with the Student council committee next "Wed
nesday. At the first meeting directions for or
ganization of the clubs were given. Tuesday
the barb eJub representatives are expected to
report back as to the progress of the organiza
tion and the stage will be set for the next,
move. Just what this is has not been made
As for giving the barb group represented
by the students elected to head the clubs a
political weight, one thing will be absolutely
necessary. They must be given some of the
spoils. Present plans are to make Yellow
Jackets out of the organized barbs on election
day. It will be necessary then to give them a
voice in the councils of the faction. More than
that, it will be necessary to give them some of
the nominee positions on the Yellow Jacket
ticket. Whether the Yellow Jackets wil be
willing to do this is problematical. But it is
the thing on which a successful operation of
the plan is predicted. It is the price the Yel
low Jackets must pay for the barb votes on
All this has been said in these columns lie
fore. It is repeated here because the time uears
wbeu the test must crime. It will come when
political plans are laid for the spring election
not many weeks hence.
But there is a bigger problem than Ihe
lack of interest in student activities. It is the
lack of interest on the part of the modern col
legian in everything, great and small, except
what effects him directly. It runs from forget
fulness in seniors in buying graduation an
nouncements to a nonchalance towards the
stir in national political affairs, the coming
election and current national and world prob
lems. You can attack their fraternity system,
that thing most dear to their juvenile hearts.
They do not hint:. They don't even fight back.
They're dead. They're immune from attack or
pleading. We almost give up.
This disinterestedness among American
students has been frequently contrasted with
the great participation of students of other
countries in such things. How to shake Ameri
can collegians nut of it, how to wake, them
up, is as much a mystery to us as it appears
to be to others who have observed it.
Nevertheless, any attempt to deal with the
matter, even tho on a small scale applying to
student activities only, is commendable. With
oiu1 fingers crossed, we wish the Student coun
The question is abolition of compulsory mili
Karly in the semester the Nebraskan be
gan the campaign for the institution of debate
aa a part of tho regular intramural program.
Rudy Vogeler, intramural director, told us
that a demonstration of student interest in the
matter was the sole requirement "for its ndop.
tion. Delta Sigma Rho, debate honorary, took
up the matter slid assumed active direction of
efforts to secure adoption of the program. De
tails of the plan were outlined and adopted by
the intramural department. Student interest
was demonstrated in replies to a form letter
sent out to all fraternity houses. Now we
have intramural debate going, with about half
the houses on the campus taking part.
Rudy Vogeler and Delta Sigma Rho ar'
to be commended on their cooperution and lie
tive direction in securing intramural debate j
for Nebraska. And the Nebraskan . takes fori
itself a little pat-on-the-back. For editorial
campaigns are often fruitless and at least one
of our metropolitan newspapers opines that col
lege newspapers are a minority voice just
blowing off steam.
There need be no elaboration of the value
of debate as developing certain very valuable
abilities in those taking part. This has been
done already and, we hope, will be demon
strated by a fuller participation of Nebraska
fraternities in the program next year still
about half the houses are not taking part.
-- and -'
By CEORCE ROUND
Thin in the big day fur scholars
on tho Agricultural College cam
Dim for the annual honors convo
cation la to be held at 11 o'clock
In the Student Activities building:,
Elections to honorary fraternities
and sororities along with judging
team awards will be features.
Headline "German Students 'Like Kansas
Mest ' After Journey Through Southland." Oh,
well, it takes all kinds of people to make n
From College Boy
To University Man.
Another Awgwan comes out. Following so
hortlv upon the attack of George Grimes,
Wyrld-Herald critic, its merit will be carefully
scrutinized. In fact, Kditor Robinson comes
back at Critic Grimes in his magazine with a
statement in defense of Nebraska's humor
Said Air. Grimes of the statement, winch
appeared in the Daily Nebraskan before coni
ng out in the Awgwau-: It s too bad the
Awgwan isn't as full of fire and as funny as
he attack upon me. Well, anyway there is
something in the current number that meas
ures up to Mr. Grimes' standard of humor.
Going a little deeper into Editor Robin
son's defense, he claims the purpose of the
Awgwan is to give an accurate picture of stu
dent life, that student, life is. not all hilarity
and i'un (professional college comics to the
contrary not withstanding), that the Awgwan,
therefore, has another raison d'etre than being
funny. This, it seems to us. is a fair statement
of the ease. The College Boy of Mr. Grimes'
school days has become the University Man of
today. The contemporary college comic has be
come more than a collection of smoking-coin-partinent
jokes. And who can point the time
when it was a literary crime to adopt what
has proved good elsewhere. Were this the case,
we need only to cite Moliere as one great
writer whose works we would never have
Marvin Robinson has made the Nebras
ka Awgwan a magazine among college maga
zines. Let him continue his present policy.
The Lecture Halls.
There is. we confess, a peculiar type of
pedant which bus us quite baffled. We are not
just sure whether he is all he should be or not.
He is Hie xorl of instructor who is eonslnntly
pulling a ''humdinger" on some member of his
class. These "humdingers," we blithely confess,
are a I ways amusing to the class as a whole and
usually tlie victim seems to Ihink it is all right
but then again we just don't know.
You have nil had classes under an instruc
tor of this type. At least if you haven't it will
be indeed unusual should you graduate from
the institution without having spent at least a
semester under the guidance of some such sort
of fellow. You know his melhod. Perhaps there
are two or three members of the class who have
a habit of skipping rather too often or coming
in late to class. .Maybe the class has one or two
students who. being good fellows withal, are
rather aimless. As it so happens the type of in
structor of which we are speaking lakes a vi
cious delight in "riding'' these particular
The conduct of these students, even in
class, is in a measure their own affair. Of
course there are still a few instructors who
maintain that the scholastic conscientiousness
of the members of their class is a matter not
of Ihe students concern alone, but in the main
it is conceded that this is a place for more than
high school attitudes. F.vcn though such is Ihe
case it happens, day after day, that the hum
dinger" instructor will have some particularly
bitter morsel of invective which lie will sud
denly hurl at one of his 'aimless'' students. It
is done iu a light sarcastic manner it is al
most an art. The class laughs. The instructor
beams. And usually the 'victim' laughs ti little
bit too. Hut after all the 'morsel of invective'
is usually stereotyped and the humor of the
whole situation is rather forced. In plain words
it is a cheap sort of classroom showmanship.
On thinking it over we don't believe we
like the instructor who pulls "humdingers''
which deal with classroom jiersonalities. We
think he is rather small and unbearably ordinary
Debate and Three
Pats on the Back.
Now may the Nebraskan do a little brag
ging, altho we know it isn't at all a nice thing
to do. But we have oar intramural debate pro
gram finally established and underway. The
first debate, was held Tuesday night. Sixteen
more teams meet tonight iu the i'int round.
College Editors Say
The 'People's Choice.
One of the most obvious defects in campus
organization is the lack of co-operalion be
tween the various groups interested in student
welfare and what we might broadly term bet
terment of student conditions. Student council
has been set up democratically as the student
government with the students themselves elect
ing their representatives, and with the purpose
of acting as control body over other activities.
While this method works satisfactorily in
most cases it fails in others for the came rea
son that most democratic governments fail
the representatives are not sufficiently repre
sentative and do not understand the atttitude
of every constituent on all matters, Washing
ton University St. Louis, Mo.) Student Life.
With James Lawrence, editor of
the Lincoln Star, and Ray Ram
say, alumni aecrctary, scheduled to
apeak before the fair rally a ween
from tonight, the largest crowd of
the year should be present. Law
rence la probably one of the beat
public speakers in Lincoln and his
talk will interest every Aggie stu
dent present. Likewise Ramsey la
a good speaker. Margaret Fedde
and H. J. Gramlich are the head
liner on the rally program ached'
tiled for this evening.
We would like to nominate Har
old Besack of Beatrice for the hall
of fame. At least he is one student
who is holding down a full-time
job while in school in a successful
fashion. Thoueh he la carrying a
heavy school schedule, Harold is
also managing to find time to take
care of his club agent activities In
Gage county. He makes all the
way from two to seven visits to
tho county during the average
Marion Stamp, Alpha XI Delta,
is another reader of this "hooey."
She doesn't seem to mind how ahe
wastes her time . . . Hello M. B. . .
Gerald Bardo wasn't so pleased
with his work on the old home
town paper during his two weeks'
stay in the country. . . . Evelyn
Krotz is another reader of this col
umn. That , makes two today.
Nebraska farm boys who re
turned to school from spring vaca
tion declare that spring work back
on the farm is behind normal
years. Unfavorable weather has
forced the average farmer to de
lay his spring planting and work.
As it happened, college boys were
back home about the time oats and
barley had to be planted.
Now we often wonder why the
senior dental college class won't be
able to make their annual jaunt to
Omaha this year as guests of a
local distributing house. Rumor
has it the faculty of the college
isn't so hot over the idea. There
must be a reason.
Elvin Frolik. College of Agri
culture graduate, now working
on his master's degree, says the
1932 fair should be a financial suc
cess. The senior fair board has
pared down all of the heavy ex
penses and they promise some
thing worthwhile, he maintains.
Frolik should know about this
farmer's fair business for he had
plenty of experience while la
We Just received another tickle.
Prof. Gayle Walker of the school
of Journalism informed ns that he
read the "Hayseed" column In tho
Rag last week which was written
from Wahoo. . . . The Saunders
county sheriff has not found the
angel food cake baker as yet, they
aay. . . . There is plenty of grass
on the Ag campus for picnics. , . .
A year ago about this time the
animal husbandry judging pavilion
on trie campus was badly dam
aged by fire. Perhaps another fire
this year would result In further
improvement of other old buildings
on the rectangle. . . . Elton Lux.
extension editor, has it all figured
out that It may rain during farm
er's fair this year. We hope he is
wrong In his casual observation.
Says Colleges Are
'Sinks of Iniquity1
STILL BELIEVE IN
WORN OUT IDEAS
TACOMA, Wash. Medieval su
perstitions of obscure origin and
devoid of truth still bind even the
college student, a survey by the
psychology department of the Unt
verslty of Washington reveals. The
intellectually minded undergradu
ates all expressed their belief in at
least one of the eighty-five super
stitions which were the basis of
the study, and one student admit
ted that he thought fifty-four of
The popular belief that a person
with long, slender hands should
make a good musician takes rank
with the assertion that "only intel
ligent people go to college" on the
Washington blacklist; and there is
absolutely no basis for the oft re
peated statement that a person is
never hurt by a fall while intoxi
cated. A person who is unable to
swim should not dive off the deep
end of a pool, for, contrary to su
perstitious belief, the buoyant
power of deep water Is no greater
than that of shallow. It is simply
farther to the bottom, the debunk-
That criminals are less intelli
gent than others, is a theory which
no truly intelligent person can
hold. Even the "Instinctive" love
of a woman for her child is a prod
uct of man's fertile romantic imag
ination. Mathematics, too, does
not truly possess the power of
making everyone's mind logical;
types of mental ability are inborn,
Students who look forward with
longing to the day when they will
be decorated with a magnificent
head of snow white hair should not
risk their lives in rash measures,
for a shock, contrary to common
belief, will not cause one s hair to
turn gray over night Quicksand,
described as treacherous in many
well authenticated legends, docs
not suck people in.
Shifty eyes do not indicate crim
inal tendencies in the person en
dowed with them, the survey cop-
PHILADELPHIA. Pa. In an
address before 1,000 school cull
dren Judge McDevitt of Pennsyl
vanla common pleas court No.
stated that most of the colleges
today are nothing but country
clubs and athletic institutions. The
Jurist urged the children to "get
all your education in me puwic
Continuing his address, Judge
McDevitt said: "A large number
of our colleges have been made as
useless as they can possibly De.
They are sinks of iniquity where
professors are permitted to at'
tack religion and turn out stu
dents morally unfitted to cope
with the problems of the world by
reason of their atheism.
"These college professors in
some cases are not in public
schools because they can't get in.
The public schools would not have
them. So they teacn their perni
cious doctrines In some of our so
called 'higher institutions' and do
injury to their pupils.
"No teacher should be tolerated
who does not believe in the Amer
ican form of government, and I
am glad that the board of educa
tion has established a rule that
will not permit a person, not a
citizen, to teach in our schools.
In this day of lawlessness and dis
order, restraint must be exercised
or the American government will
fall under the control of a dictator."
tinues, and the stars and the plan
ets have no influence over the
course of human life. The best
way to achieve success is to be
master of your own destiny, at
least so far as astral bodies are
Minnesota Greeks Consider
Abolition of Initiation
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn. After
failing by one vote last week to
abolish all scholastic requirements
for fraternity initiation, the inter,
fraternity council at the Univer
sity of Minnesota was to meet
this week In ppecial session to
take a second ballot on tho ques
tion. Only because of tho absence of
seven members from tho meeting;
did tho legislation full last week,
it is thought. The proposal wan
favored by 16 out of 23 membera
present, but the majority vote re
quired by the council by-laws was
Under tho proposed luling, the
present requirement of a "C" av
erage for initiation into an aca
demic fraternity would be abol
ished. Next year any fraternity
with the "C" house average could
initiate any pledge desired.
The measure was suggested as
a partial solution to the present
financial difficulties of the Greek
houses. Proponents pointed out
that-the promise of discretionary
initiation would prevent any low
ering of general scholastic levels.
Men have a much better opinion
of themselves and a much lower
opinion of tho opposite sex than
have women, concludes Dr. W. N.
Marston after conducting tests at
Radcliffe, Tufts, and Columbia. In
reply to one of the questions,
Would you prefer a perfect love
affair to a million dollars?" every
man answered no, but 92 percent
of the girls preferred the love affair.
IS ENTERTAINED AT
Newly installed members of the
Y. W. C. A. cabinet were enter
tained at a dinner given by the
advisory board Wednesday eve
ning at the home of Mrs. B. F.
Williams. Mrs. Williams is a mem
ber of the advisory board.
Mrs. J. E. LeRosslgnol, Mrs. A.
F. Jenness and Mrs. Petrus Peter
son are the new advisory members
who were guests at the dinner
Wednesday evening. They were se
lected at a joint meeting of the old
and new cabinets March 30.
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