The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 09, 1936, Image 1

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Official Student Newspaper of the University of Nebraska
Gifts to Provide
Special Buildings
Chancellor Says Slate Must
Furnish Appropriation!
For Essentials.
Proposed erection of univer
sity buildings Ihrough cash
gifts to the new university
foundation should not, be con
fused with the essential build
ings that must be provided from
taxation sources, emphasized
Chancellor K. A. Burnett Satur
day. The chancellor issued the state
ment in response to fears that
graduates and contributors who
donated to the fund would simply
be paying for projects which oth
erwise should be supported by leg
islative appropriations. In his
Omaha address Chancellor Burnett
stated definitely that the purpose
of the new foundation is to pro
vide for the "ice cream and cake"
of the campus which could make
the university more like larger
eastern institutions and not to
support the "bread and butter" of
the campus.
Taxes Not Affected.
"The proposed foundation would
only be expected to provide those
buildings that are not strictly es
sential to the operation of the uni
versity. The program of classroom
and laboratory buildings erected
from taxation sources would not
be affected," he explained.
"A new library building is urg
ently needed at this time and
should be provided from the same
source as the present buildings.
Other needed buildings include a
classioom building which would
provide space for departments now
housed in University hall, an en
gineering building to provide more
ample provision for that work, and
In order that the women on the
campus may be better prepared to
hear Kagawa, Japanese promoter
of the cooperative movement, when
he appears in Lincoln Feb. 14 and
15, Dr. W. H. Brokaw, director of
the agricultural college extension
department, will speak on "Co
operatives" at the next Y. W. C. A.
vesper service Tuesday, at 5
o'clock, in Ellen Smith hall.
Dr. Brokaw will explain the pur
pose and the nature of the coope
rative movement, as well as the
ways it has been tried both in
America and in foreign countries.
Winifred Nelson, member of the
Y. W. cabinet will lead the devo
tionals which precede the speech,
and Jane Keefer, Y. W. president,
will give the announcements. Spe
cial music will also be featured on
the program.
"Rermise the opportunity to hear
Kagawa is such an unusual one.
and because the movement which
he is sponsoring is receiving such
worldwide attention, I feel that ev
ery university woman should avail
herself of the opportunity to learn
something about the subject in or
der that she may better under
stand the work whieli Kagawa is
doing," F'ranccs Scudder. chairman
of the vesper staff, stated.
Noted Geography Magazine
Says Book Is Authority
In Field.
Drs. Nels A. Bengtson and Wil
liam Van Koyen, of the geography
department, have received favor
able notice in a review of their
book Fundamentals of Economic
Geography by the Kconomic Geo
graphy magazine, official organ
of its field.
The review particularly empha
sizes uniqueness, since the book 13
so written that it may be used as
a text for both economic and gen
eral geography. "The balance of
space and emphasis among the
chapters is admirably sustained
thruout the book, and it would be
hard to find fault with the factual
substance. On the whole it is a
thoroly usable and sound book. It
is likely to monopolize its field
until some strikingly new or su
perior book appears."
The review makes one small
exception to the book. "Some of
the conclusions which hardly seem
warranted, though they are gen
erally accepted, might be ques
tioned in the light of recent re
search." On the whole, the sense of the
review is complimentary. The
book itself is used a.) a text in the
geography department.
an additional classroom building
for the teachers college.
"At the college of agriculture
campus an additional building is
needed for the work In home eco
nomics. The building devoted to
that purpose is at the present time
unable to accommodate the stu
dents taking work in those courses
and classes have overflowed into
other buildings. Many institutions
of comparable size and prestige
with Nebraska have structures
costing about $500,000 or else have
two buildings for home economics.
"During the past few years leg
islative support of a building pro
gram has been lacking. No major
classroom buildings have been
erected since Andrews hall was
built on the city campus in 1928.
We must continue to use old anti
quated structures such as Univer
sity hall, erected in 1869, the pres
ent pharmacy building, erected in
J 885, Nebraska hall, 1887, and
Mechanics Arts building, 1897,
long after their period of useful
ness. No Longer Suitable.
These early buildings cannot be
compared with buildings erected
since the turn of the century and
are no longer suitable for the uses
to which they must be put.
"We do not expect the legisla
ture to provide all of these build
ings at one time," concluded the
chancellor, "but we feel that they
should continue to provide ade
quate buildings that will relieve
the points of greatest congestion,
always keeping in mind the per
manent university building plan.
The purpose of the university
foundation is to provide for more
adequate support of distinctive
things and not to relieve the state
of taking care of our normal
Personnel Head Mick
Four Science Students
In Tuesday Interviews
Benjamin F. Skiles, who will re
ceive his Th. D. in organic chem
istry in August, has accepted a
position as research chemist with
the duPont company. Willard
Kremer, senior in chemical engi
neering, has accepted a position
with the Jackson Laboratories of
the duPont company, Wilmington,
Delaware and will report in June.
Charles H. Nielson, who will
graduate in chemical engineering
in June, has also accepted a pos
ition with the duPont company,
and will report for work after
commencement. Frank Urban,
who graduated in February with
a major in chemistry has accepted
a position with the White Eagle
Oil company of Augusta, Kans.
E. F. duPont, general personnel
manager of the company, visited
the chemistry department Tues
day and interviewed seniors in
chemistry and chemical engineer
ing and graduate students in
Chancellor E. A. Burnett, who
has for three weeks been suffering
from bronchitis, brought on by the
severe weather, wUl return to his
duties at the university Monday,
Feb. 10, according to his wife.
"The chancellor is much Improved"
Mrs. Burnett told the Daily Ne
braskan Saturday. "His condition
is not at all serious now." Dr. Bur
nett's physician is Dr. H. J. Lehn-hoff.
Slips That "Pass" In Exams
Perennial 'Boners' Give Profs Laughs
Unintentional originality on the part of those who took
(lie first semester examinations, has been disclosed by professors
and readers who found the startling statements too funny to
keep to themselves. Funniest of the "boners" was the explana
tion of the check and balance system "The cheek and balance
svstem." said the naDer. "was1
founded by Alexander Hamilton
when he put a balance in the bank
and checked against it. They are
still usin- It."
Though the entire faculty agrees
that "the answers aren't funny;
they're pitiful," yet they laugh
heartily as the relate "the woYst"
or try to remember "a few of the
hundreds." Unfortunately some of
the ones which caused the most
laughter were never related to the
reporter. They were described aa
"positively unprintable."
From the teacher's college came
this bold contradiction to the pop
ular opinion of college ethics. Said
the paper. "Morality in college is
very great." And from the zoology
department came two unusual
identifications of two well-known
scientists. "Morgan was noted for
placing the genes in the chromo
somes." wrote on student And
"Darwin is remembered for raising
pease with wrinkles in them,"
wrote another.
A scientific explanation of hu
man behavior included this per
fectly obvious reason of why young
Seniors, Graduates to
Learn Opportunities
Electric Firm Offers
M. L. Frederick, Supervisor of
Business Training for the General
Electric company, will be in Lin
coln Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb.
11 and 12. He will Interview sen
iors and graduates who wish to
learn about the opportunities of
fered college men by his firm.
There will be group meetings at
9:30 both days, at 1:30 Tuesday,
and at 2:00 Wednesday.
Remainder of the time will be
given over to individual inter
views. Appointments with Mr.
Frederick may be made Monday
in Mr. Bullock's office, S. S. 306.
No definite arrangements have as
yet been made regarding the place
of the interviews.
Applicants "Asked to Sign Up
In Activities Office in
Filine-s for trom drls will beeln
Mondav in he student activities
office in the coliseum, Dorothy
J2iitz, publicity chairman or me
Junior-Senior prom committee,
announced. Sororitv and barb
groups have been asked to submit
their candidates as soon as pos
sible. A list of those who have filed
will be printed Sunday, Feb. 16.
Six presentation Dlans went into
the hands of the judges after the
deadline Friday nignt. me an
nouncement of the winning plan
will be made sometime this week,
Arnold Levine, presentation chair
man, announced.
Ctow UatMua4iyCI
"All of the plans were Unusually
original and clever," Mr. Levin
stated. "Those in attendance at
thu vMr'i trom will be favored
with one of the best presentations
or recent years.
The judges who select the plan
hv whieh the winning candidate
for prom girl will be presented are
Kady JB. auiKner, r roi. r . jwigm
Kirsch and Prof. Raymond H.
Williams, members of the art de
Marsh Encourages Filings.
Rill Marsh. Brom committee
chairman, urged barb groups to
submit candidates lor prom gin,
and asked all groups to file as
soon as possible. The votes which
will determine which of the can
didates will be presented at the
spring ball will be cast between 9
and 10 o'clock the night of the
prom. One vote will go to each
couple attending. The girl chosen
will be presented at 10:30, imme'1'
ately after tho votes have been
Dr. Kurz's Reviews Appear
in Quarterly Books Abroad
Dr. Harry Kurz, chairman of
the romance language department,
has two reviews which appeared in
Books Abroad, a quarterly which
reviews books in foreign lan
guages. One of the studies is of
a recent German play which has
Rothchild the banker as the hero.
The other is a review of a thesis
submitted to the University of
Hamburg, Germany, entitled "The
Influence of English Actors in
Germany in the Seventeenth Cen
tury." men always wear ties to school:
"So that their frat brothers won't
wear them."
An almost incredible lapse of
memory is rumored to have re
sulted in the identification of Mil
ton's 'Sonnet on His Blindness" as
the poem beginning "I think that
1 shall never see." We nominate
this one for a rating identical with
the definition of a Papal Bull as
"the animal kept In the Vatican
to give milk for the Pope's chil
dren." One paper which brought many
chuckles waa written on the values
of the "duckless glands." And
another paper which went back to
the owner with a rero score was
devoted to explaining that "the
eye is much more sensitive to light
than the ear, but the ear is much
more sensitive to sound than the
eye." "Muscles and glands are
examples of some kind of course
given in Bessey Hall," was the
enlightening statement found on
one psychology test, and another
revealed that "Descartes was the
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Students Dismissed Friday
From 10 to 12 for
Dr. E. C. Elliott, president of
Purdue university, returns to his
alma mater to address a charter
day convocation audience on "The
Day and the Dust." Classes will
be dismissed from 10 to 12 Fri
day, Feb. 14, so that students
may attend the university's birth
day celebration in the coliseum.
Chancellor Burnett will briefly
outline several new activities of
the university, including the status
of the proposed student union
building, the book store and uni
versity foundation, before intro
ducing the principal speaker.
University orchestra under the di
rection of Carl F. Steckelberg will
open the program with a concert
Dean O. J. Ferguson is in charge
of arrangements for the morning
Altho the observance of the
founding of the school falls on
Feb. 14, university officials have
arranged the Lincoln celebration
for Feb. 15 with dedicatory pro
grams continuing thru Saturday
and Sunday.
Dinner Featured.
The Friday evening dinner pro
gram at the University club at
8:30 promises to be a second fea
ture of the day's birthday sched
ule. Reservations are pouring in
to Miss Hortense Allen, who is in
charge, for places at the informal
As a part of the observance of
the sixty-seventh anniversary,
many grads will remain over thru
Saturday in order to attend the
Nebraska-Iowa State basketball
.jaWrday.. evening at 8
concert by the university band,
under the naton or wmiam a.
"Billy" Quick, always one of the
popular features of the winter sea
son, will conclude Charter day fes
tivities here. The concert, which
is open to the public, will be held
at the coliseum Sunday, Feb. 16,
beginning at 3 o'clock.
Elliott Well Known.
Considerable enthusiasm has al
ready been aroused over the com
ing of Dr. Elliott, who is nation
ally known not only as one of the
foremost educators, but as an au
thor and lecturer as well.
The Purdue president graduated
from the university in 1895 and
received his master's degree from
the school two years later. While
working for his advanced degree
he was an instructor in the de
partment of chemistry, later ac
cepting the chancellorship of the
three state schools in Montana.
From that state he went to his
present position as president of
A large representation of alumni
and former students from out state
is expected for the Friday morning
address and program. Providing
the roads are passable and tho
weather favorable one of the larg
est audiences to attend Charter
day festivities here will be on
Value, Moulding, History of
Paintings to Feature
Pictures and their place in the
home will be the subject which
Mrs. B. E. Moore, head of the
picture department of Miller &
Paine's department store, will dis
cuss for members of the the charm
school hobby group at their reg
ular meeeting on Tuesday even
ning. Feb. 11 at 7 o'clock in El
len Smith hall, according to Miss
Jean Doty, program chairman of
the group. ,
The speaker plans to bring
samples of prints and paintings
for display at the meeting and
illustration of her lcture. Included
In her discussion will also be an
explanation of the correct mould
ings to use on pictures according
to their type. A sketch of the
stories represented by the pictures
whirh Mrs. Moore will show to
the audience, will form an addi
tional feature o'. the lecture on
Tuesday evening.
In urging that as many girls
as possible who are interested in
this subject attend the meeting,
Minn Dntv rnmmented "Since this
is a topic which should be of in
terest to many persons, we nope
that a laige group of charm school
members, as well as anyone else
who would like to hear the dis
cussion, will be present to hear
Mrs. Moore's discussion. Charm
school Is one of the hobby groups
sponsored by the Coed Counselors.
Entrants Required to
Have 4 Years Study
In Classical Language
The annual Latin sight transla
tion contest for a prize amounting
to $80, made possible by the estate
of the late Dr. Grove E. Barber,
will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday,
Feb. 15, in Andrews hall, room
Contestants must have com
pleted at least four years of
Latin and not more than five,
according to Dr. Clarence Forbes,
acting chairman of the classics de
partment of the University of Ne
braska, who is chairman of the
committee in charge of the event.
Winner of the prize will be an
nounced at the annual honors con
vocation April 16.
Receipt Stub Admits Holder
to Stuart Theater
This Week.
New subscribers to the Daily Ne
braskan may gain admittance to
the Stuart theater any time this
week by showing their subscrip
tion receipt at the door of the the
ater where "Magnificent Obses
sion" is now playing. A low price
of 75 cents with a free pass to the
show was the offer given by the
Nebraskan staff. The subscription
drive successfully closed Saturday
afternoon after a four day cam
paign for new readers, according
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Miss Pauline N. Gellatly, In
structor in dramatic art, will leave
this weekend for Baltimore where
she will spend four days attending
the Junior League Children's
Theater Conference. From Balti
more she will proceed to Washing
ton where she will remain a few
Miss "Polly," as she is known to
Children's Theater goers, hopes to
spend several days in New York
to see a number of current plays,
among which are Helen Hayes'
"Victoria Regina," "Dead End,"
"Jumbo," and "First Lady." Upon
her return, she will stop In Chi
cago to see Alfred Lunt and
Lynne Fontane in "Taming of the
Miss Gellatly is being sent un
der the auspices of the Lincoln
Junior League and the University
Children's Theater. She will be
gone about two weeks.
Honorary Entertains Dr.
Guilford at Y.W. Banquet
Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Guilford, who
returned this semester from North
western university where Dr. Guil
ford was visiting professor in
psychology, were entertained at a
dinner at the Y. W. C. A. Thurs
day evening sponsored by Psi Chi
Dr. Joe Hunt of the faculty was
20 Students in First Class
Crawford Describes Early University
Feb. 15 marks the sixty-seventh anniversary of the found
ing of the University of Nebraska. With the celebration of such
an event come reminiscences of the day when the "big event"
took place and the progress that has been made since that day.
Following the ambitious establishment of not less than six
colleges and fifty professorshipsO;
by the legislature, the cornerstone
of the first university building, old
Nebraska hall, which still stands
as a respected landmark, was laid
Sept. 23 of the year 1869. In order
to adequately celebrate this mo
mentous occasion a brass band
was imported from Omaha and a
banquet and dance lasted until 4
a. m. the following day.
Interesting Story. .
The interesting story is told in
the book, "These Fifty Years,"
written by Prof. Robert P. Craw
ford, assistant to the chancellor,
that in order to complete the first
classroom of Nebraska hall, lum
ber was shipped from Chicago and
then hauled in 'wagons over all but
Impassable roads from Nebraska
The college of ancient and mod
ern language, mathematics and
natural science was the only one
of the six colleges to open on Sept
7 when the first classes were held.
Allen R. Benton was named
chancellor and professor of intel
Wahlquist Cops
Eighteen Marks
In Heated Game
Husker Cagers Utilize Fast
Break to Fox Mis
souri Team.
By Ed Steeves.
Nebraska fans, hungry for that
anticipated victory, were thrown
a meaty offering as the Corn
husker maple stars calmed the
Missouri Tiger last night at Col
umbia, 43-33. The victory, doubt
ful as it was in the minds of many,
keeps Nebraska in a lagging sec
ond in the Big Six title chase.
The first portions of the game
found the two quintets taking
turns breathing on the backs of
each others necks, the two teams
being seemingly evenly matched.
At four times during the encoun
ter the count was knotted, due
mainly to desperate rallies by
Coach Edward's men. During the
first ten minutes of play the
bleachers of the Missouri field
house were unemployed as the
fans cheered impulsively from a
standing position, a game that
was seemingly to be settled only
by the flip of a coin. At the half
time intermission Nebraska had
compiled a 25-14 edge, but only
by a last minute siege of scoring
rash for which Missouri could
find no scratching.
Rational Association
To Hear Educator on
Youth Readjustment
Dr. G. W. Rosenlof of teachers
college faculty will speak before
the department of secondary
nrhnnt nrinrinals of the National
LEductation .association. Feb. 25 on
"Shall Secondary Education seen
Merely the Adjustment of Stu
dents to Prevailing Social Ideas
or Shall It Seek the Reconstruc
tion of Society?" He spoke Wed
nesday night at Omaha at a din
ner meeting of Douglas county
superintendents held in honor of
County Superintendent H. M. Ea
ton, on the subject "Challenges,"
Dr. Rosenlof has been invited to
participate in the two day confer
ence of the National committee
set up for cooperative study of
secondary school standards. He
is an advisory member of the com
mittee representing the North
Central association area. He will
also meet with the group on
standards of the North Central
association and the committee on
citizenship training in the high
school, a special group set up by
the department of secondary edu
cation of the National Education
Philip C. Scott. Lincoln, a first
year law student in the university,
was awarded the Robert T.
Swaine scholarship at Harvard
law school. The scholarship was
one of thirty-five to be given to
graduate students.
Dr. Oldfather Addresses
Hiram Club on Dictators
Hiram club members at the
chamber of commerce Wednesday
noon heard talks by Dr. C. H.
OMfather, of the arts and sciences
college on "The Way of Dictators"
and by Professor Cochran on "Ab
raham Lincoln."
lectual and moral science and the
student group included twenty peo
ple in its enrollment the first
Growth Indicated.
Nothing indicates the real
growth of the institution so much
as a review of past records. From
twenty college and 110 secondary
school students in 1871 the uni
versity reached a total of 10,050
students in 1934-35. of whom 8,254
were of college grade. Approxi
mately 25,000 diplomas have been
granted during the years and of
this number, 759 were conferred
last June.
Similarly from a single building
the institution has expanded until
now it boasts more than forty ma
jor buildings. At one time the orig
inal campus totaled four city
blocks as compared to the more
than sixty acres in use now upon
the central campus. The physical
plant itself has grown so that to
day it has a value of $11,600,000 of
which only $5,500,000 represents
investment in buildings.
Little Henry Whitakcr was hot
for the home town boys but
George Wahlquist was more tor
rid as he dusted the net for Tigh
ten points. On the Mule State
ledgers no individual man gained
special recognition, but instead all
had a finger in the scoring pie.
Missou broke the ice with a nica
archer from the foul circle region,
but the lirownemen were kill-joys
and matched them shot for shot,
with both teams shedding mostly
defensive perspiration.
Subsequently following those
Initial hectic ten minutes when
the scores looked like the two
proverbial peas in the pod, the
Huskers shook the minerals from
their trousers and rolled up an
eleven point lead by means of a
fast break, utilizing principally
Wahlquist, that completely baffled
the hosts. From this point on tha
Tigers saw no view of the Husk
ers other than their heels.
Uncooled by the half time lay
off, the Nebraska boys returned
to the harwoods and continued
their victory habit with Parsons
and Ebaugh contributing consid
erably to the cause. Inversely
speaking, Missou's fire had been
extinguished and could do little
to prevent the onslaught believed
impossible for Nebraska to pro
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Fellowship Announcements
Available at Dean
Upson's Office.
Offers of scholarships, fellow
ships, and assistantships for 193(1
37 to seniors interested in gradu
ate work in other institutions are
being received by the graduate of
fice, Chemistry hall 202. A com
plete list of all announcements
are available from the following
Institutions according to Dean Up
son. Brown university
Bryn Mawr college
University of California
Charles A. Coffin foundation
Commission for relief In Bel
gium Emmanual college, Cambridge
University of Colorado
University of Heidelberg
Imperial college, London
Institute of International Ed
ucation University of Kansas
Lawcs Agricultural Trust,
Massachusetts Institute of
University of Nebraska
University of North Carolina
National research fellowships
In the biological sciences
New York university
University of Pennsylvania
Radcliffe college
Social Science Research coun
cil Stanford university
University of Virginia
Virginia Polytechnic institute
Yale university
American Can company is of
fering several $1,000 fellowships
to John Hopkins university and
the Iowa .State college of agricul
ture and mechanical arts is offer
ing some fellowships to applicants.
A traveling fellowship of $1,000
will be awarded by the American
Scandinavian foundation for travel
and research in the Scandinavian
countries. University of Arizona
department of agricultural chem
istry and soils will present a
scholarship for research work in
this field.
Edward Goodrich gold medal
and prize and the Edward Weston
fellowship in electrochemistry ara
also being offered to graduate stu
dents in chemistry.
Doyle Replaces Orfield
On Law College Faeulty
Prof. James A. Doyle, who for
several years has been legal as
sistant to the Hon. J. W. Wood
rough, United States circuit judge
with headquarters at Omaha, has
been appoined to fill Prof. Lester
B. Orfield's place on the law col
lege faculty of the University of
Nebraska. Professor Orfield was
granted a year's leave of absence
to accept an appointment at
Washington as an associate coun
sel for the social security board.
Doyle received his Ph. B. degree
from Creighton in 1924 and LL.B.
degree from the university in
1933. While at Creighton he was
elected to the order of the Coif,
legal honorary society and was
ranking student both at Creighton
and at Nebraska. He was super
intendent of Thomas county high
school from 1927 to 1930. He was
superintendent of Thomas county
high school from 1927 to 1930.
During his year's stay here Doyle
will teach criminal law and equity
besides editing the Nebraska Law
Bulletin. He has a wife and 6
year old son, James, jr.