The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 11, 1936, Image 1

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    The Daily Nebraskan
Official Student Newspaper of the University of Nebraska
VOL. XXXV IN o. in.
BEAT (-AGS 40-32
Whitaker Grabs 11 Points
In First Period Scoring
Spree That Brings Win
Late K-State Rally Almost
Ties Score; Groves Leads
Parade of Wildcat Team
Nebraska's Cornhuskers awak
ened with a start from a lethargic
attack of the doldrums Monday
night to find Kansas State's Wild
cats pushing them furiously. Like
a tornado swinging into full blast,
the Huskers bombarded the net for
a 40 to 32 victory to strengthen
their hold on second place in the
Big Six conference.
Nebraska blazzed thru, the first
half on strength of quick breaking
offense to hold a 21 to 6 half time
The Wildcats, however, came
back strong in the last period to
at one time cut the Husker advan
tage of 28 to 25. The Brownemcn
retaliated with the a three minute
spurt that enabled them to lead
40 to 32 when the final gun
sounded. The dimunitive Hank
Whitaker, senior forward, lead
the Brownemen with a total of
eleven points, five buckets from
the field and a free throw.
Nebraska offense was too swift
for Kansas State to solve during
the opening minutes of piny and
the Cornhuskers took every ad
vantage of their speed and daz
zling passing attack to cross the
Kansans up. With Whitaker nab
bing shots from just within the
foul line and under the basket
with amazing regularity, the
Brownemen were never in trouble.
Their flash and fire, however,
seemed drawn with the start of
the center canto. K-State took
advantage of this temporary lull
to pot shot from the floor with
big Ed Groves, center, leading the
way. He was ably assisted by
teammates who seemed endowed
with all the vigor formerly pos
sessed by Nebraska. They hit the
hoop steadily, keeping possession
of the ball and playing away from
the rangy Nebraska defense until
they had drawn the count to 28
25. At that time the Huskers ral
lied with Forwards Whitaker and
Wahlquist in the starring role and
banged thru for victory.
Husker superiority demonstrat
ed itself from the foul lino as the
two teams were separated by only
one basket in the number of shots
from the field. The Brownemen
adeptness at the foul line was
their real advantage.
Marketing Extension Agent
Speaks at YWCA Vespers
On Agricultural Campus.
"Co-operatives" will be the topic
of a talk by James L. Lawrence,
extension agent in marketing at
agricultural college at a meeting
of the Council of Religious Wel
fare to be held Wednesday noon,
Feb. 12. at the Grand hotel. Law
rence will also speak at the Y. W.
C. A. Vespers Tuesday at 12:20
o'clock in the Home Ec parlors on
the same topic.
Both lectures aro in preparation
for the visit of Toyokiko Gugawa
of Japan, world authority on the
co-operative economic movement,
who will lecture at Lincoln Friday
and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15 as a
part of a nation wide speaking
tour- ... i
The Council of Religious Wel
fare holds its regular monthly
meeting of faculty, student and re
ligious workers' groups. Miss Grace
Spacht, president of the council,
will preside. v.
At the Vesper service, Caroline
Johnson will lead devotionals.
University Men
Adopt Informal
Evening Collar
Having long led the fashion pa
rade in evening clothes, univer
sity men are now stepping to the
front in advocating the use of the
white laundered collar. Because
these men, in the course of broad
ening their education, could
scarcely overlook the importance
of the fitness cf things they are
now favoring the use of laundered
collars on the proper occasions.
Fortunately, they are not carry
ing this practice to the extreme,
as was done in early 1900 when
the collars worn thfn appeared to
be designs of the Spanish inquisi
tion. Male students of the universi
ties further concede that clothes
suitable for on campus activities
are unsuitable for town and week
end wear. Consequently, it is
Hcarcrly possible to discern stu
dent in town from the successful
business men who, presenting that
well pressed look, wear the white,
laundered collar.
Mew Candidates for
Teaching Jobs Meet
All new candidates for teach
ing positions for the school year
1936-37 will meet with Mr.
Moritz, director of teacher
placement, on Tuesday, Feb. 11,
in Social Science auditorium at
4 p. m. Students who have
classes at this hour will be ex
cused. This meeting Is impor
tant and should be attended by
all who are newly registered in
the bureau.
Penny Carnival
Booth Plans Due
By 5 Wednesday
Plans for booths or side shows
for the annual Penny Carnival to
be held in Grant Memorial, Feb.
22, sponsored by the Coed coun
selors, are to be submitted at Mrs.
Westover's desk in Ellen Smith
hall by 5 o'clock Wednesday, Eliz
abeth Moomaw, president of the
counselors' board, reminded or
ganized women's groups on the
The idea of allowing the differ
ent organizations to submit plans
for the carnival entertainment is
a new one, being initiated this
year by the board. Previously the
Coed counselors have taken com
plete charge of the festivity.
"Though this is the first time
the idea has ever been tried here,
1 feel that it will provide a more
interesting and diversified enter
tainment," Miss Moomaw stated.
"The support and enthusiasm
which was shown by the group
presidents at the meeting Feb. 6
ensures' the co-operation of the
women on the campus." Miss
Moomaw also stated that the plan
had been tried on other campuses
with acclaimed success.
The plans submitted will be
judged by a group from the Coed
counsellor board, who will select
the ones showing the most variety
and originality for presentation at
the annual carnival.
Students May Buy Tickets
To 'Midsummer Night's
Dream' With Reduction.
As the result of an arrangement
brought about through the efforts
of the dramatic arts department
of the university, students may be
admitted to the Varsity theater to
see "A Midsummer Night's
Dream" at the reduced prices of
40 cents for matinees and 55 cents
for the evening showings on Feb.
10, 11, 12, and 13.
Tickets for admission at this
special price may be secured at
the Daily Nebraskan office or in
the Temple theater at the office
of Prof. Alice Howell, head of the
dramatic department.
Expressing her hope that as
many persons as possible will ta"te
advantage of this opportunity,
Miss Howell commented, "We hope
that through this offer the pro
duction of the well known Shake
spearean play may be open to all
students on the campus, since it
is undoubtedly a worthwhile pres
entation." According to the dra
matic department head this is the
first Max Reinhardt directed pic
ture ever, to be presented here.
Special tickets for university
and college students entitle a stu
dent to any available seat in the
theater. No seats are to be re
served on these tickets. Showings
of the picture are held twice daily
with a matinee beginning at 2:30
o'clock and the evening presenta
tion taking place at 8:30 o'clock.
Gunnarson, School's Window
Shade Creator, Keeps Busy
Supply Foreman Estimates
6-12 Chairs Daily Need
Kepair in Campus Shop
When the first dormitories were
established in the university in
1919, and the greater part of the
Hnfelv set-
.N C UI tl.irWL vv-v.,.u
tied in rooms therein, a great howl
arose the ursc mgm ji ua.u.-.
The girls demanded window
shades! , .
With all due regard for feminine
modesty on the campus, those in
authority found it impossible to
obtain window shades from down
town stores immediately. The
girls protested; the faculty pro
crastinated. And then in the wood
work and keys department of the
university a little man named John
Gunnarson came out with the so
lution. He rented a sewing ma
chine, bought a few yards of cur
tain material, and sat down to
make the curtains himself.
He's been doing it ever since,
not only for the dormitories, but
for the office buildings and class
rooms both on the city and agri
cultural campuses. Today he can
sit down at his Singer sewing ma
Society Leader Discusses
Cooperative Movement
Preparing for Kagaica.
"The Past and Present of the
Co-operative Movement" was the
subject discussed by Miss Lorene
Adelseck, president of the Bap
tist student group at the First
Baptist church. Sunday evening at
0:30. This meeting was the second
of two given preparatory to Kaga
wa's coming. Kagawa's life story
was given last Sunday evening by
Mr. Wayland Weyand.
Robert Pinney led the worship
service and the social hour at 6
o'clock was in charge of. Emma
Hormel and Eugene Atkins.
University class of the student
group meets at 12 o'clock to 1
o'clock with Dr. C. H. Walcott as
Phi Beta Kappas Learn of
Present Developments in
Genealogical Science.
Gilbert Doane, librarian at the
university, spoke at a dinner meet
ing of Phi Beta Kappa last night
at the Grand hotel on the subject
of "Genealogy."
He sketched briefly the history
of Genealogy and outlined what is
being done today in the study of
this historical science. There has
been some interest in tracing fanv
lly lines for about 3,000 years. The
Hebrews have been especially in
terested because of the names
mentioned in the Old Testament.
In Roman times, many traced their
descent from Aeneas. Later, the
newly rich or "parvenus," anxious
to establish their position in Ro
man society, undertook to fake
pedigrees. The land records are
about the only records that geneal
ogical students can depend upon.
With the rise of agriculture in
England in the fifteenth century,
there was another revival in
genealogy. The Harolds of that
time were notorious for their faked
pedigrees. It was not until the
nineteenth century, however, that
there was any serious study made.
Mr. Doanca also outlined the
characteristics of a good genealO'
gical education, how to find
sources, and how to proceed in
tracing a pedigree.
This meeting of Phi Beta Kappa
is the third of a series held
throughout the year.
crowds at
Athletic Department Shows
Slow Motion of Husker
Panther Football Battle.
Pictures of the Rosebowl game,
the Rosebowl parade, the Pittsburgh-Nebraska
game, and the
high spots of the Chicago-Minnesota
game are expected to attract
a crowd of university students to
the Temple theater Wednesday
night at 7:15 o'clock. The pictures
have been brought to the campus
bv the athletic department and the
Coed Counselors.
The pictures of the Rosebowl
game between S.M.U. and Stan
ford are in slow motion, enabling
the audience to see the different
kinds of plays used by the two
Portmvine- the important fie-
ures and periods in history
through the use or nowers, me
annual Rosebowl parade will be
shown at the Temnle in its original
colors. Concluding the two hour
program will be the pictures ot
the Pittsburgh-Nebraska game,
and flashes from the Chicaeo-
Minnesota conflict. Tickets for
the pictures, priced at fifteen
cents, may be purchased at the
door Wednesday night.
chine and finish a shade in less
than fifteen minutes. Once he has
made a curtain, it stays made.
Many of the ones he cut and
stitched for the first' dormitory
art still in use.
He has sewn from $500 to $600
worth of material into shades
every year since.
Occupations Vary.
Making window shades Is by no
means the only occupation of this
man, however. He is foreman of
the department that keeps the uni
versity supplied with keys, doors,
window frames, and furniture of
every kind including a multitude of
Nebraska students. It seems, are
unusually hard on chairs, wreck
ing from six to twelve a day in
the course of the ordinary school
year. The worst offender are
students in the law building, who
weekly send streams of incapaci
tated swivel chairs into Gunnar
son'a shop. Few students actually
sit through a chair. Instances of
chair seats having been broken are
so rare as to be almost historic,
but chair backs, legs and arms arc
ripped off daily.
A busy man John Gunnarnon.
Students to Choose General
Chairman and Secretary
Treasurer on Wednesday
Engineering students will 6clect
the general chairman and secretary-treasurer
of the engineers
week committee at an election held
Wednesday, Feb. 12 in the M. A.
building, according to an an
nouncement by Ted Schroeder,
chairman of the engineering stu
dent executive board.
Candidates for general chairman
are Lester Hicks, chemical engi
neering and Fred Mallon, mechan
ical engineering; for secretary
treasurer, Kenneth French, chem
ical engineering and Ralph Doubt,
mechanical engineering.
The general chairman holds an
Important position, Schroeder de
clared, and supervises all depart
mental chairmen during engineers
week, which is held during the
first part of May. The officer will
be in charge of engineers field day,
convocation, and banquet.
The secretary-treasurer super
vises the finances of the affair. He
is in charge of ticket sales and
purchase of equipment for the de
partmental exhibitions.
Engineering students may vote
anytime Wednesday morning or
afternoon, the executive board
president stated. Presentation of
an identification card will permit
any engineer to vote.
"These two offices are very im
portant," Schroeder said, "and
every engineer in the college
should cast his ballot. Engineers
week is a big event and offices of
general chairman and secretary
treasurer are sought by many."
Organized Houses to Present
Skits; Best Dressed Girl
Appears as Final Climax.
In a letter which reached the
organized women's houses Monday
night the first information on this
year's Coed Follies, annual pro
duction of the A. W. S. Board, was
given to the campus. The follies
will be given in the Temple theater
the night of March 27.
The follies, which include short
skits by organized women's
groups, and a style show, in which
well-dressed girls on the campus
illustrate the new spring fashions,
will reach its climax in the pre
sentation of the Best Dressed Girl.
Groups wishing to nominate candi
dates for the best dressed girl may
file sometime before Friday, Feb.
14 at 5 o'clock at Mrs. Westover's
desk in Ellen Smith hall, members
of the board announced.
Skit Summaries Due.
A short summary of the skits,
and the names of the nominees for
styles show models are also due at
this time, Jean Walt, chairman of
the Coed Follies committee, stated.
Each group is permitted to select
six candidates for the style show.
The models who will perform
March 27 will be selected by a
committee from the A. W. S.
The skits are not to exceed ten
minutes in length, and may be of
any nature preferred, the letters
sent out stated. Miss Walt em
phasized the fact that the name of
the person in charge of the act
should be included with the synop
sis when it is handed in.
The names of the A. W. S. Board
members working on the folliea
committee were not disclosed, nor
were the dates of the judgings of
the skits and style show models.
The follies, presented by women
and for women Is one of the high
lights in women's activities each
spe kihToTfres CI I
All Students in Romance
Language Department
Invited Attend Affair.
First of the second semester
French luncheon sessions spon
sored by the French department
and under the direction of Miss
Katherino Townsend, instructor '.n
the Romance language depart
ment, will be held Thursday noon
at the Grand hotel. All students
in the department who are inter
ested in speaking and hearing the
language spoken are cordially in
vited to attend. Tickets will be 25
Who is eligible to file (or
Prom girl ?
A. Any girl In the univer
sity having 89 credit hourt,
27 of which were earned dur
ing the preceding semesters.
Where can they file?
A. Applications should be
made at the headquarters of
student activities, at John K.
Selleck's office in the coli
seum. When can filings be made?
A. Applications may be
filed this week, and up to Fri
day afternoon at 5:00.
Weekly Meeting Ag Club
Features Speech by Head
Extension Department.
Dr. W. H. Brokaw, director of
the agricultural extension division,
will speak on "Karly Days in 4-11
Club Work" at the regular weekly
meeting of the 4-H club in the Stu
dent Activities building at 7
o'clock this evening. Officers for
the coming year will be elected.
Dr. Brokaw was one of the first
members of the 4-H club on the
agricultural college campus, and is
well qualified to discuss the early
work of the organization.
Members of the program com
mittee for the evening are: Fran
cis Major, chairman, Ardellc
James, Clifford Heyne. Eunice
Holdgraff, and Phyllis Burgess.
State Engineer Discusses
Elimination Problems and
Gloor Writes on Design.
With its feature article "Grade
Crossing Elimination Problems in
Nebraska" by H. G. Schlitt of Lin
coln, the Nebraska Blue Print will
be issued to engineering students
the latter part of this week, Ted
Schroeder, editor of the student
engineering publication, has an
nounced. Schlitt, engineer in the Nebras
ka bureau of roads and irrigation,
writes of the types of railway
crossings which need to be elimi
nated in the state and methods by
which this can be done. The danger
of accidents at crossings, he ex
plains, can be eliminated by re
routing of the road and construct
ing of overpasses.
Accompanying the article are
pictures of the Fort CrooK and
Saddle Creek overpasses in Om
aha. A discussion of their con
struction is presented with the
In a second article, Walter
Gloor, M. E. '36, considers the
"Present Day Trends in Automo
tive Design," writing principally
on the effect and extent of stream
lining. Views o fa super-streamlined
car used for testing purposes
by a St. Louis company accompany
the article.
Dean O. J. Ferguson in the Feb
ruary issue writes of the "Relation
of Engineering to Politics."
The regular feature articles, En
gine ' Chatter, Enginews and
Alumnews, will be presented to en
gineers. A full page of Sledge Jr.,
the humor page, will be in the is
sue. The cover design is a view of a
siphon spillway on the Sutherland
project. The architectural depart
ment prepared the design.
Board Arranges Taffy Pull
In Ellen Smith Sunday for
All New Students.
New women in the university,
both freshmen and upper class
men, will be entertained bv the
Coed Counselor Board at a taffy
pull in Ellen Smith hall Sunday
afternoon from 3 to 5 o'clock.
Fifty guests are expected to at
tend, Elizabeth Moomaw, presi
dent of the board, announced.
Special guests at the party will
be Miss Eliie Ford Piper and Miss
Letta Clark. Coed Counselor spon
sors. Games, conducted by the
sports hobby group under the dl-
rection of Kuth ruiton ana Kieua
Iverson, will provide entertainment
during the afternoon.
Working on the arrangements
for the party are Jean Marvin, in
charge of the Initiation; Theodora
Lohrman, in charge of the refresh
ments; and Beth Taylor, games.
a limit 1 u.-piitv.five Coed Counsel
ors wil". assist the board members
with the serving.
gives way to kansas
Coach McGimsey Confident
Next Scores Will Be
Higher; Schedule Hard.
A 1.369-1,307 defeat by Kansas
State marks the first competition
by the Varsity rifle team, but
Sergeant McGimsey, coach, is far
from discouraged. "The boys are
just getting into their slings.'
Watch for their next scores, he
stated. To demonstrate his con
fidence, he has arranged an am
bitious schedule for the next three
Matches are scheduled for every
week, and during the week of
March 7, the team will compete for
the Hearst Trophy, fire against
Washington, and participate in the
Kemper matches at Booneville.
High points of the schedule will be
the Hearst Trophy, Corps Area,
Kemper, and NRA National Inter
colleagiate matches. The team
will also fire against Iowa. Iowa
State. South Dakota. Creighton.
and soldiers from Fort Crook.
Last of Technicalities ami Hod Tape for Securing
Federal Funds in Student Union Proposal
Removed; Final Action Taken Soon.
Lust oi' llic technicalities mid rod tape Mirruunding univur
sity applications fur PWA funds to be used in the const ruction
of a student union building was removed with word received
here Monday that government officials in Washington have
authorized acceptance, of an amendment to the original nppli-
New Officer lo
Start Work on
Artillery Unit
Newest instructor in the mili
tary department is Capt. W. R.
Grove, jr., who arrived last
week. As advance man for the
new R. O. T. C. artillery unit.
Captain Grove will spend this se
mester making arrangements and
schedules for installation of the
unit on the Ag campus. Other in
structors will be detailed later.
Captain Grove has literally lived
in the service all his life, for his
father was an officer too. He
was born in Omaha, but his father
was immediately transferred.
Grove graduated from West Point
in 1923, and since then he has
been stationed in such widely sep
arated places as Texas, Vermont,
Hawaii, and North Carolina. Ho
comes to Nebraska from North
This is his first experience with
R. O. T. C. He expressed himself
as very much interested in the
training work, and anxious to get
on well with military students.
According to Captain Grove, the
old form of "bulldozing discipline"
in the ariuy has given way to the
rule of reason, and he will make
every effort to apply the new rule
in his work.
Captain Grove was unable to
give official details of the new
unit, but it is probable that motor
ized equipment will be used, and
75 mm. guns. Any basic student
is eligible for the unit, although
it is expected that the personnel
will be largely composed of agri
cultural students.
Captain Grove and his small
son are at present living in a
downtown apartment, but they ex
pect to find a home closer to the
Ag college.
Charm School Hobby Group
To Inspect Pictures Best
Adapted for Home Making
Mrs. B. E. Moore, head of the
picture department of Miller and
Paine's department store, will ap
pear as guest speaker before
members of the charm school hob
by group at their regular meeting
to be held this evening, Feb. 11,
at 7 o'clock in Ellen Smith hall.
Pictures and their place in the
home will be the subject which the
speaker will discuss before the
Samples of prints ai d paintings
from the speaker's home will be
displayed at the meeting in order
to illustrate a group of suitable
pictures which may be uwJ in the
home. Included in her discussion
will also be an explanation of the
correct mouldings to use on pic
tures according to their type. A
sketch of the stories repiescnted
by the pictures to be displayed
will form an additional feature of
the lecture on Tuesday evening.
Miss Jan Doty, program chair
man of the hobby group, urging
that a large attendance be pres
ent at the meeting, commented.
"Anyone interested in the .subject
of pictures and their place in the
home Is cordially invited to nt
tend the charm school meeting."
Nomination and election of the
departmental chairman for Engi
neers week will feature the meet
ing of the A I EE, electrical engi
neering society, Feb. 19. The more
professional part of the meeting
will be given to a talk and pic
tures on the Fort Peek Dam by
George White.
The meeting will be held at 7:30
in the E. E. building, room 104,
Members arc particularly urged to
attend, according to Kenneth Kra
tochville, society president, because
of the featured elections.
Emanuel Wishnow, violinist, and
Earnest Harrison, pianist, will be
presented in a concert Wednesday,
Feb. 12, at 4 o'clock in Temple the
ater. The program will include sev
eral selections of Beethovan and
Brahms, and is under the auspices
of the university school of music.
Dr. Bengton Gets Eighth
Appointment lo Colmnhia
Dr. Nels A. Bengston, chairman
of the geography department, has
been appointed to teac heconomic
geography this summer at Colum
bia university. This appointment
will make Dr. Bengston's eighth
consecutive summer at Columbia.
Amendment for the union build
ing includes the only project listed
among university requests that
contemplates a combination grant
and loan. Plans for the building
will be completed within a few
days and forwarded to PWA act
ing state director John Latenscr
at Omaha.
Previous announcement of PWA
officials indicated that action
would be taken on the university
application on Friday, Feb. 14.
Fate of the long fought for stu
dent union now rests in the hands
of Washington authorities. Their
decision will be final. Leaders of
the campus drive for the union in
dicate, however, that efforts will
be continued despite the decision
of the government agency.
According to word icceivcd in
directly from Col. H. B. Haekett,
assistant administrator of PWA,
"It is unlikely that consideration
can be given to the application
unless additional funds become
available. As you know, the funds
allocated to the PWA under the
Emercgency Relief Appropriation
Act of 1935 have now been prac
tically exhausted."
Students Repay Part of Loan.
The possibility of additional con
gressional appropriations bolsters
hopes of campus leaders that the
union project may become an ac
tuality as a culmination of their
The request for funMs was in the
form of a 45 percent grant and a
55 percent loan. The loan is to be
repaid by an assessment on each
student of $1 per semester as au
thorized by a recent action of the
Board of Regents. Regents agreed
to transfer the fees collected for
th9 swimming pool construction for
use in financing the new project
Indicating student support of
the union building, over $12,500
was pledged to furnish the student
center. University publication, stu
dent organization, and social fra
ternities contributed the sum thru
voluntary donations. Estimates for
furnishings were not included in
the PWA application.
Situation for the building has
been set by the Board of Regents.
The most favorable site lies just
south of Teachers college and north
of Ellen Smith hall on 14th st.
The campus committee in charge
of the orderly development of the
rity campus had a part in the se
lection of the site. Davis and Wil
son, Lincoln architects, have been
(Continued on Page 4).
Student Council Committee
Meets With Considerable
Success in Making Files.
Last call for submitting con
stitutions of campus organizations
is set for Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 5
o'clock at the managing editor's
desk of the Daily Nebraskan, a
deadline which must be met, ac
cording to the student council, if
groups wish to be recognized in
order to be regulated aud advised
by the governing body.
'Honorary, professional, and de
partmental' organizations arc ex
clude.) from the demand to hand
in charters, but are asked to file
a .statement of their .sponsors, of
ficers, time and place of meeting,
ami whether or not they have an
operative constitution. Social and
non-honorary groups are required
to submit complete charters, or
provide a logical excuse as to why
one is not available.
"Considerable progress has been
made in the drive to complete the
council's files, but we are hoping
to have a constitution of every
campus organization by today,"
stated Eleanor Clizbe, chairman of
the orgnnization committee.
This requirement also applies to
material changes in charters ot
groups that have an old constitu
tion on file.
Members of the organization
committee are Elizabeth Bushee,
Bill Newcomer, and Miss Clizbe.
Feb. 11, Tuesday, 12 o'clock.
Beta Gamma Sigma
Varsity Debate Team '35-36
Delta Sigma Rho
5:00 o'clock: Pharmacy club.
4:15 o'clock: Basketball team.
5:00 o'clock: Inter-fraternity
Ball committee.
Feb. 13. Thursday.
12 o'clock: Wrestling team.
5:00 o'clock: Pershing Rifles
Crack Squad.
Feb. 14, Friday.
12 o'clock: Chemical Engi
neer!. Delta Omicron.