The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 09, 1932, Image 1

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Daily Nebraskan
Official Student Newspaper of the University of Nebraska
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Homecoming Decorations Suspended
Jack Thompson Says Greek House Display Competition
To Be Cancelled Because of University-Wide
Economic Retrenchment Program.
Dr. G. E. Condra and Dean Thompson Commend
Croup Action in Cutting Expenditures for
Fraternities and Sororities.
Homecoming decorations for theO
present year have been suspended,
according to an announcement
Saturday by Jack Thompson, In
nocents president.
The retrenchment program be
ing carried on In all departments
of the university necessitated the
.suspension Thompson said. As a
lcsult the colorful spectacle which
lias occurred for many years on
the night before the homecoming
game will not be held.
For several years past fraterni
ties and sororities have been cut
t ing down their efforts and expen-
Jitures for the decorations and the
innocents society suspended the
decorations as one step in reduced
budgets for the houses.
Thompson made it plain, how
ever, that the suspension was for
one year and that if it was reasi
iMe decorations for homecoming
would be resumed next year.
Dr. G. E. Condra, Innocents ad
visor, declared that he believed the
plan to be the best policy because
of the general retrenchment.
The cups now in the possession
of Delta Gamma and Sigma Al
pha Epsilon -will remain the prop
erty of those houses for another
Jack Erickson, chairman of the
l ommittee in charge, said that he
believed the sentiment to be gen
erally in favor of the decorations
but that many would not be able
to prepare displays because of re
duced financial circumstances. Tc
date no official action has been
taken by the Interfraternity coun
cil or the Panhellenic council.
Dean T. J. Thompson, dean of
student afairs, said Saturday that
in view of present circumstances
the move was a good one In his
opinion. "It is a shame to lose the
colorful spectacle, but when one
figures up 25 for every fraternity
and sorority on the campus one
tan realize the magnitude of the
having effected by the suspension."
Members of the Innocents so
ciety were all sorry to lose the
event but expressed the belief that
drastic steps were necessary inor
ler to make budgets balance. They
were all eager, too, to see the dec
orations be returned to a regular
place as soon as financial condi
tions would permit. It is a spec
tacle unique to Nebraska, they de
clared, and it should not be abol
Presidents and Sponsors of
State Organizations
Attend Meeting.
The University of Nebraska
Y. W. C. A. served as host to the
Nebraska Conference which con
vened Saturday and Sunday. Pres
idents and sponsors of the local or
ganizations in colleges over the
state were present. The schools
represented Included the Univer
sity of Nebraska, Nebraska Wes
leyan, Cotner, Doane, Central Col
lege, and Peru and Kearney Nor
mal schools.
The purpose of the conference
was to discuss problems of the
Y. W. C. A. and outline tentative
plans and future policies of the
organization in regard to campus
administration, ethical problems,
and economic and international
questions. Miss Helen Cassidy,
chairman of the Rocky Mountain
Regional Council, presided at the
discussion groups Saturday at El
len Smith hall. She was assisted
by Miss Stella Scurlock. who is
national student secretary of the
Y. W. C. A., and other members of
the regional council.
Saturday evening this group met
for dinner wiih members of the
Y. M. C. A. who were holding a
Rocky Mountain field council of
the student Y.M.C. A. Following
the dinner there was a discussion
of problems and activities which
affect both groups.
The final meeting of the confer
ence will be held this morning In
Ellen Smith hall, at which time
representatives will be able to
summarize the previous discos
sions to take back to their own
1000 SOLD
Alyce Widman Receives
First Prize as Contestant
With High Total.
Laura McAllister Turns In
66 Sales to Win Second
Contest Award.
Tassel's campaign for the sale
of University Players' tickets
closed Friday night with more
than 1000 tickets sold. Although
lower than last year's sales, which
was a record in all Tassel's cam
paigning, this year's total does
not include a large amount of sea
son tickets sold during the sum
mer and at the end of last year's
Alyce Widman, who has been
high saleswoman all during the
campaign, turned in a total of 206
tickets, winning the prize offered
for high salesman. Laura McAl
lister, who did not start In the
campaign until the second day,
turned in 66 tickets to win second
Tilare. Third and fourth places
went to Lois Picking, who sold 53
ducats, and Dorothy Lucnsmger,
who sold 39. Mss Luchsinger's
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Instructor Shows Pictures
Taken in New Mexico
To Audience.
"Indian Arts and Crafts of the
Southwest." the series of color
photographs taken by Dwight
Kirsch during nis lour weeKS amy
in New Mexico this past summer,
was shown to a large audience
Friday at 3 o'clock in the Temple
building. Mr. Kirsch, after the six
weeks summer school period, left
for Santa Fe where most of the
pictures were taken and where he
took a class in Indian art under
Kenneth Chapmann, wLo Is an au
thority in this field as well as a
discoverer of modern ways of pro
ducing an ancient type of pottery.
Refore the nresentation. Mr.
Kirsch explained that basketry and
weaving were me iirst arts mas
tered by Indians, and because geo
metric designs come natural to
that art the pottery designs are
all of a geometric nature. Origi
nally the decorating on pottery
was in black and white, or in the
natural earth colors; it was not
until later that they learned to
paint in bright shades and to
glaze. The earthenware was pho
tographed against rather bright
backgrounds in order to bring out
its dull and subtle coloring.
Blankets and Pottery Displayed.
Prehistoric examples of blank
ets and pottery, the craft of which
Is now forgotten, were shown as
they are displayed in the state
museum there. In one instance
the pieces were arranged on a
piece of wrapping paper on a desk
board used by Gen. Lew Wallace
when he wrote "Ben Hur." Some
of the bowls which had been found
In Indian graves were marked by
a large hole cut in the bottom in
order to allow the departed spirit
to escape to the "happy hunting
After the showing the Art club
served tea, wafers, and mints in
th utace-desien room Tha tsa
was brewed in a genuine Russian
samovar orougni over from China
by Miss Louise Austin. In the
nm room were riar1a.,a.4 -
hibit of Indian and Mexican curios
arranged Dy air. Kirsch and Her
bert Yenne.
Blue Shirt, Yellow Jacket
and Non-Fraternity
Men Organize.
Fewer Posts to Be Filled
Than Ever Before in
Campus Politics.
By the Observer.
As the coming fall election ap
proaches the campus political hori
zon becomes studded with various
and assorted shadowing hulks
which, upon closer inspection, ap
pear to be the Blue Shirt, Yellow
Jacket, and Barb faction machines
undergoing the process of organi
zation. There is a peculiarly signifi
cant feature about the fall election
it Is the smallest election in
University of Nebraska history
from the standpoint of elective of
fices to be filled. There was a
time, even when your chronicler
entered school, when the first se
mester election meant a direct and
indirect filling of seventeen offices.
This fall there are but three posts
to be filled, all as a result of a
Student council which has zeal
ously and righteously guarded the
portals of campus political sanc
tity. Formerly Elected Four.
Four years ago fall voters
turned out to elect four class presi
dents and an honorary colonel. The
class presidents in turn called
class meetings at which were
elected three more officers, namely
a vice-president, a secretary, and a
treasurer. It is admitted that
their most arduous task was to
pose for pictures in the Corn
husker, but even so there were
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All Houses in Which Four or
More University Women
Live Included.
Organized houses, the designa
tion given those residents in which
four or more university women are
residing:, have recently elected
presidents, who automatically be
come delegates to the A. w . a.
council. Following is the list of
these presidents of organized
Deloris Deadman. Fairbury; Lu-
cile Darrington, Weston, la.; Mil
dred Mares, Ulysses: Lois Madden,
Pawnee Citv: Grace Owens, Asn-
land; Genevieve Jeffries. Odell;
Amelia Vogt, Summerneld. Kas.;
Reba Jones. Belden; Helen Knight,
Blue Springs; Lillian Sperry, Aber
deen, S. D.
Henrietta Windhusen, Hooper;
Edna Kreuscher, De Witt; Grace
Shroder, Fairbury; Edith Porter,
Wayne; Edna Tichy, Wilbur;
Evelyn Fosler, Milford; Hattie
Jeffrey, Idaho Falls, Idtho; Mar
garet Baldwin, Anadarko, Okl.;
Eileen Olsen. Benango; cniorihi
Rehn, Wilcox.
Pauline Freedlun. Minden; Clar
ice Crook. Nelson; Pauline Soder,
Ceresco; Mildred Worthman, Lin
coln; Florence Mecham, Grand
Island; Adele Rodekohr, Kansas
Citv, Mo.; Louise Bernhardt, Mc
Cook; Vera Emrich. Indianola;
Anna Kenyon, Mitchell; Luella
Pierson, Bennett; and Ruth West,
Dysinger Gives Standardized
Test to Determine His
Class' Rank.
A standardized Army Alpha in
telligence test was given in the ele
mentary psychology classes by
Prof. John Dysinger to determine
the percentage ranking of his stu
dents. The average for the entire
class was 149, which is considered
an exceptionally high rating.
Mr. Dysinger contends that the
grades would naturally run high
because the test was given to a
selected college group. Thia was a
demonstration test, rather than a
direct effort test, to determine the
individual intelligence of students.
Dr. D. A. Worcester spoke on
"Psychology of the Nurse" at a
meeting of the Nebraska. State
Nurses association held in Omaha.
Thursday. Oct. 6.
Starting Classes Use Book
W ritten by Mebraska
All introductory classes in Lhs
sociology department are using the
book. Principles and Methods in
Sociology, written by Prof. James
Reinhart, associate professor of so
ciology at the University of Ne
braska. Professor Reinhart wrote
the book with the assistance of
Professor Davis, professor of sta
tistics in the college of commerce
in the University of Iiowa. It con
cerns the psychological interaction
of individuals and socia' relations
involving competition and co-operation.
Altho the book was released on
Aug. 22, eleven adoptions have al
ready been made. It is used In
some of the major universities in
cluding University of North Da
kota, University of Louisville, and
New York university.
Fifth Annual Convention of
High School Students
Ends Saturday.
Massie Baum and Alta Belle
Miller Announced as
Contest Winners.
About 120 delegates were regis
tered Friday morning for the fifth
annual convention of the Nebras
ka High School Press association,
held Friday and Saturday at the
university. The meeting concluded
Saturday afternoon with joint at
tendance at the Iowa-Nebraska
football game.
Alta Belle Miller, Omaha North,
and Massie Baum, Omaha Tech,
were the winners of the news writ
ing contest according to announce
ment made at the session Satur
day morning. In the boys' con
test John F. Kerrigan, Fremont,
placed second and third was
awarded to George Pipal, Hum
boldt. Honorable mention was
given Wayne Scharfenberg, York.
Winners in the girls' division were
Helen McCord. Omaha Benson,
second, Helen Edwards, Lincoln,
third, Hilda Herman, Wilber, hon
orable mention. Awards were made
by Laurence Hall, president of
Sigma Delta Chi, and Irma Ran
dall, Theta Sigma Phi. The con
test was under the direction of
Professor Gaylc C. Walker, di
rector of the school of journalism.
Judges were Munro Kezer of the
Associated Press, Dean Hammond,
of the United Press, and Oscar
Norling, editor of the Nebraska
Helen Day Elected President.
Miss Helen Day, York, was
elected president of the Nebraska
High School Press association at
the close of the two-day conven
tion being held this week end at
the university. Miss Mary E.
Klopping, Omaha, was chosen vice
president and Miss Frances Gus
tafson, Albion, was elected secre
tary and treasurer.
Miss Lena May Richardson,
Fremont, was awarded a $5.00
prize as winner of the design con
test held by the association. Miss
Richardson's design will be used
as the official seal of the organ
ization. An Invitation of the University
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Election Candidates
Must File Wednesday
Candidates for office in the
fall election to be held Tues
day, Oct. 18, must file in per
son at the Student Activities
office not later than 5 o'clock
on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The
offices of honorary colonel
president of the junior class
and president of the senior)
class are to be filled.
Candidates for office must!
meet the following eligibility
1. All candidates must have
completed twenty-seven hours
in the past two semesters, at
least twelve of which mustl
have been completed In the
previous semester.
All candidates must be car
rvina at least twelve hours
lurina the present semester.
3. No candidates may nave
anv standina delinquecies.
4. Candidates for junior class
president must have not les
than fifty-three nor more than
eighty-eight credit hours.
5. Candidates for senion
class president and for honor
ary colonel must have no less
than eighty-nine hours or uni
versity credit.
President Student Council.
Dale Taylor Receives Second
Prize in Ticket Drive
Among Students.
Leona Pollard, Alice Pedley,
Goulding, Schramek Get
Kansas Trips.
Although student ticket drive
figures were unavailable Saturday,
Annie Bunting, PI Beta Phi. and
Dalo Taylor, Phi Gamma Delta,
were announced winners of the
two first prizes in the sales con
test. Miss Bunting will have her
choice of a trip to either the
Southern Methodist university
game at Dallas, or the Minnesota
game at Minneapolis. Taylor will
receive a trip to the S.M.U.
Second hignest among men
salesmen was John Gepson, Phi
Kannn. Psl. who will co to Min
neapolis. There was no other girl
contestant selling enough tickets
to win the Minneapolis jaunt.
Girls who will be sent to the
Kansas game as a reward for their
efforts are Leona Pollard, women's
hnll and Alice Pedlev.
Kappa Alpha Theta. Men con
testants winning trips to Kansas
are Byron Goulding, Beta Theta
Pi. and Joseph Shramek, Sigma
Alpha Epsilon.
Thirteen Win Game Tickets.
Ruth Bverlv. Ruth Cain. Doris
Patterson, Alice Wiren, Constance
Wade and Margaret Sievcrs are
the girls winning tickets to any came. Men who will
receive this award are Herman
Levinson, Otto Kotouc, Robert
Thiel, Oscar Stults, Lee Young,
Max Emmert and Dan Easterday.
Commenting on the ticket drive,
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Oldfather Says Only Three
Have Applied for Five
Nebr. Positions.
Aspirants for the Rhodes schol
arship have only one more day in
which to put in their applications,
the deadline being set for Monday,
Oct. 5. The University of Ne
braska is permitted to enter five
applicants in the state competi
tion. Dean Oldfather, chairman of
the university committee on selec
tion, announces that up to date
only three names have been sub
mitted. The dean desires to sub
mit the University of Nebraska's
full quota of applicants and de
sires a larger number from which
to make a selection.
The Rhodes scholarship was in
stituted by Cecil Rhodes when he
set aside a large sum of money to
be used each year for the educa
tion of American students at Ox
ford college. Under a revised plan
put into effect two years ago, two
candidates are sent by each state
Into a district competition of eight
states, from which four are fi
nally chosen. There are eight dis
tricts in the United States for this
competition. Nebraska's appli
cants will compete with those
from Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas,
Iowa and Minnesota.
Rev. Irvine Inglis Will Talk
About an Adequate Life
The first of a series of three
discussions on an adequate phil
osophy of life will be presented at
vespers Tuesday evening by the
Reverend Irvine Inglis of the Vine
Congregational church of Lincoln.
The meeting will be led by
Catherine Williams, vice president
and chairman of the interracial
committee of the Y. W. C. A. The
subject which Mr. Ingliss will
speak on is "The Intellectually
Adequate Philosophy of Life."
There will be special music by the
vespers choir.
Officers were elected for the
freshman commission group meet
ing at 7 o'clock Thursday evening
at Ellen Smith hall. They were
Betty Barrows, president; Eliza
beth Busbee. vice president: and
Margaret Test, secretary. All are
pledges of Alpha Chi Omega,
Dick Grefe Slurs lor Ame Tram in (loinclmck That
Find CoinliiivkciH With Racks to Wall
As Game End.
Sauer ami !Matei-on Score Touchdown for Strict
In a Tilt Replete Willi FuniMc
And Penalties.
Saturday's Football Game
Attendance Far Below
Par Selleck Says.
Ag Students Prominent
Agitation for Sport's
Return Here.
Hopes for addition of baseball
to varsity sport calendar are not
bright .
Attendance at the Iowa State
Nebraska football game Saturday
was far below par, according to
Director of Athletics John K. Sel
leck, and despite the success of
the campus ticket drive, Selleck
expects gate receipts thruout the
year -to drop from 33 to 40 per
cent below average.
"The Saturday crowd was one
of the smallest to attend a varsity
football game since Memorial
Stadium was built," he declared
late Saturday, "and even the cas
ual observer can see that without
larger football receipts it will be
impossible to even think of adding
baseball to the list of varsity
Agitation for the return of
baseball to the sports roster has
been under way on the campus for
about a week, with the Ag cam
pus furnishing most enthusiastic j
support for the idea.
P. W. Meredith, instigator of
the agitation, and Elton Rose,
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Students Meet to Discuss
Activity in Nebraska
College Circles.
Concluding with a joint dinner
with the Y. W. C. A. Student
Council conference Saturday eve
ning, the Rocky Mountain Field
Council of Y. M. C. A.'s closed an
11-day conference which began in
the morning. The conferences had
as their purpose a discussion of
student Y. M. C. A. work in Ne
braska colleges.
The opening session began at
9:30 in the muinirg with Richard
Smith of Nebraska Wesleyan uni
versity, vice president of the
Rocky Mountain Field Council, in
charge. C. Horton Talley. also of
Wesleyan led the opening devo
tions. Meredith Nelson, city Y. M.
C. A. representative was the prin
cipal speaker taking as his topic.
"Background of Times in which
Work Must be Planned."
At noon a luncheon was held in
the Grand hotel, and at the after
noon session the principal topics
of discussion were organization
and finance plans. Important points
of the conference held at Oberlm
last September bv the National
Council of Student Y. M. C. A.'s
were presented.
The evening meeting and dinner
was held at the citv Y. W. C. A.
cafeteria and was a joint meeting
with the Y. W. C. A. Field
Council, also in session Saturday.
Discussion centered about the Es
tes Park conference and the joint
program for the state for the
Rphnnl var
Representatives who attended
are: Ray Kinnev and Roger
Swartz. Donne college: Francis
Ine-ersoll. Hastings college: Prof.
Otto C. Olsen. James Hanthorne
Elworwf Rtrnnir KearneV state
teachers college; Clarence Alex
ander. Midland: Meredith Nelson
Arnold Walker, C. D. Hayes, gen
eral secretary, Mortin Spence,
Prof. C. H. Patterson. Fred Groth,
Wendell Groth. University of Ne
braska: Arthur Peterson. DonPil-e-er.
Prof. Carl Rosenaulst of the
Ag. college. Raymond Wochner of
York college; Dick Smith. Joe
Bell. G. Horton Talley of Nebraska
Wesleyan; Virgil Bugbee of Peru
i State Normal.
O Missintr on .several cvlind' i .-,
the University of Nebraska guil
ders barely managed to stave off
a fighting Iowa State eleven Sat
urday afternoon to score a narrow
12 to 6 victory in the season's op
ening football skirmish at Memo
rial stadium. About eight thou
sand people witnessed the game.
With only two minutes to go and
the Huskers leading 12 to 6, Capt.
Dick Grefe, Ames star ball lugger
uncorked a brilliant twenty-turf?
yard off tackle gallop to place the
pigskin on the Nebraska 22-yard
line. On the next play, Grefe
fumbled alter a short gain, the
ball flying into the grasp of fici
nie Masterson on the 11 -yard line.
From this point on, the Scarlet
team was fighting with backs to
the wall. An exchange of punts
between Sauer and Grcfc kept
Coach Bible's men in hot water, a
three yard loss and an offside
penalty leaving the Huskers in
possession on their own 12-yard
line. Sauer, standing on his goal
line punted to midfield to Grefe.
who attempted a lateral pass to
i teammate Impson. Lee Pennoy,
Cornhusker left end had othor
plans, however, for he rushed in
to nnb the lateral and speed down
the field, the entire Cyclone team
trailing him. Impson saved his
team a touchdown by overhauling
Penney to dump him on the 20
yard line as the game ended.
Husker Offensive Not Consistent.
Showing considerable individual
brilliance at times, the Huskers
did not exhibit anything in the
way of a consistent offensive
drive. In fact, breaks contributed
to both touchdowns rung up by
the Biblemen, the first one coming
before the game' was two minutes
old. Corwin Hulbert, who played
a great game at left tackle, re
covered an Iowa State fumble on
the Ames 17-yard line. At this
juncture, one of the frequent pen
alties inflicted on tne uornnusKers
set the Scarlet back five yards.
Sauer retaliated by flipping a
beautiful pass to Masterson who
was forced out of bounds just as
he was about to step over the
goal. Masterson scored on the
next play. The try for point was
Just ten seconds before the end
of the first half. George Sauer in
tercepted Grefe's pass and behind
fine blocking picked nis way miy
flve yards to the goal line. Saucr's
place kick was wide. It was a
treat run. and it seemed that sev
eral times the blonde fullback had
no chance to get away. Once past
the Iowa State tacklers, Sauer
easily pulled away.
Nebraska Close To Touchdowns.
Iowa State entered the scoring
column on the second play of the
fourth quarter, when Seharrom
threw a lone pass to Impson.
waiting on the goal line. The aerial
was good for thirty-five yards.
In three other instances, me Ne
braska team dangerously threat
ened the Cyclone goal, but a pen
alty and a tight Ames defense
stopped them. Sauer's successive
dashes of twenty-two. six. eight
and three yards, carrying the ball
to the 14-yard line, naa wm-n
Veeiker's men on the run soon
aftc: the initial touchdown, bos
well added six yards on a reverse
and Sauer made it a first down on
the 5-yard line. The latter play
(Continued on Tage 4.)
Nebraska Instructor Named
National Organization
Head at Meeting.
Professor H. A. White, who is in
charge of debate on this campus,
is general chairman of the commit
tee on intercollegiate debating of
the Association of Teachers of
Speaking. The committee is pre
paring a report to be presented to
the association at its next meeting
in December at Los Angeles. This
report will be tentative and serve
to guide the association in further
There are several subcommittees
under Professor White, including a
committee investigating the rules
and practices of debate, one Inves
tigating plans for research studies
In debate pnd a committee select
ing data on debate tours and guar
antees. .
The subcommittee directly under
Professor White as editor of the
Gavel, official Journal of DelU
Sma Rho, honorary forensic fra
ternity, has collected a number of
these reports which he will present
,to the convention in December.