The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 11, 1940, Page 2, Image 2

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    Thursday, April 1 1 , 1940
Editorial Opinion
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special rate of postage provided for In Section 1103, Act
of October 3. 1917, Authorized January 20, 1922.
Editor-in-Chief Richard deBrowr.
Business Manager.
Arthur Hill
Managing Editors Clyde Martz, Norman Hrrls
News Editors. Chris Petersen, Luclle Thomas, Paul
Svoboda, Mary Kerrigan, MorUn Margolin
Sports Editor June Bierbower
Ag Editor Lo Cooksley
Star reporters this month . .
Ralph Combs, Alex Mills.
Don Bower, Bob Schlater,
Assistant Bi'ainess Managers. .. .Burton Thiel, Ed Segrkt
Circulation Manager Lowell Michael
A I.I. DAII.T anslirarri editorial are the opinion of the
editors. Their views or opinions In no way reflect tb IM
tude of the admlnlatration of the university.
Much bugaboo
about picnics
It is refreshing to note that whereat spring in
Europe means primarily opportunity to carry on
more extensive military maneuvers and kill more
men, in the United States and at the University
of Nebraska, in particular, spring still means the
chance to get out-of-doors after the confine
ment of winter and, in particular again, picnics.
This spring the campus has been disturbed by a
grapevine rumor which in its more exaggerated
form suggested that every time two or three
couples decided to go on a picnic, they were to be
expected by university authorities to take along
a chaperon or two. Naturally such a suggestion
aroused both vigorous protests and some amuse
ment. Imagine chaperones, who have a boring
enough time at formats and house parties, being
forced to go on picnics where at best they could
earn only colds and stiff joints from sitting on
the ground, and be gastronomically unsettled by
half-cooked weiners, burned marshmallows, and
sweet pickles.
However, the DAILY Is pleased to report that
threat of such action is not true. No change has
been instituted or is contemplated by the office of
the Dean of Women. Now there is a rule long on
the books which requires proper approval and
chaperoneage for social functions sponsored by or
ganisations, a rule which Is always followed with
out question for house parties and dances. To be
sure, this rule is equally applicable to picnics, but it
refers to picnics which are obviously sponsored by
an organization rather than a few individuals to go
on a picnic together with their dates, in effect they
constitute a sufficient number of the members to
make the picnic appear to be an organization af
fair, and they can be expected to follow official
rule six. But if three or four friends get together
for a picnic, no one, least of all the Dean of Women,
expects them to file written notice two days ahead
and invite chaperones. In the last analysis its simply
a matter of common sense consideration whether or
not an affair is subject to such regulations and the
situation there is no difference this year than it
has been in the past.
So In case anyone Has been worrying about
some sinister administrative move to curb stu
dent fun and trample on ir llvidual rights, the
answer is forget ft. And if you cant forget tt
any other way, gather up a few friends, some
weiners, marshmallows, and sweet pickles, and
try the effect of some fresh, country air yes,
without chaperones.
Keeping up
with the news
The third page of today's DAILY carries the
fourth in a series of advertisements by Time maga
zine designed to give a clearer picture of the world
of news-gathering, news-writing, and news-reading.
Time is a distinctive forerunner in that group of
publications which aim "to help readers to grasp,
measure, and use the history of their lifetime while
they live the story of their life.'" Living in a world
so full of daily events of history-making events,
and in an era when news of these events all over
the world are transmitted lmost instantly to any
one given point, citizens today need all the aid they
can obtain to keep from being confused by the mass
YkwA. dfoundupL
By Klorbert Mahnken
There were few surprises in the results of the
primary elections in Nebraska and Illinois. Per
haps the most surprised persons were Garner and
Burke. The result of the Illinois voting must have
been quite a shock to the supporters of the vice
president. In spite of a vigorous campaign by the
followers of the southern democratic leader the final
tabulation of the votes showed President Roose
velt leading Garner by 6 to 1. If Garner at any
time entertained serious thoughts of the presidency,
this evidence of popular feeling should make him
forget the idea.
Nebraska's Senator Burke apparently mis
judged the political literacy of the Nebraska
democrats. In spite of vigorous support from
various quarters, Burke lost in the democratic
primary to Governor Cochran by more than
20,000 votes. Burke's political strategy, which led
him to speak and vote one way in Washington,
and then to return home and appear on the other
side of the political fence as a shining liberal,
backfired. Likewise the none-too-secret support
which the republicans offered proved more of a
drag than an aid. Cochran's opponent in the No
vember election will be Hugh Butler, who fin
ished with a closing rush to win over Weaver
who was campaigning with the Implied support
of Senator Geo. Norris.
The fall campaign for the governorship has all
the elements of a political joke in it. While the
results are still in doubt, it appears that Terrible
Terry Carpenter, Scottsbluff's gas-selling business
man has fith his smooth radio announcers, western
music, and state liquor control plan caught the at
tention of a sufficiently large number of voters to
win the democratic nomination. His opponent will
be Dwight Griswold, who has three times run for
the same office, and has come in second more often
than Glenn Cunningham during the current Indoor
season. Perhaps nothing succeeds like a tradition
of defeat, or possibly kind-hearted Nebraskan will
give' in at last.
Racket-buster Dewey caught the ears of
enough voters to top Vandenberg, but perhaps the
most surprising thing is the number of votes
which the Michigan senator polled after a half
hearted campaign.
A real fight appears in the offing at the No
vember elections, with the possibility that Ne
braska may go into the republican column. Total
votes for the governorship show that around
15,000 more votes were cast for the republican
candidates than the democratic. Considering the
fact that Nebraskans are prone to be more re
publican in the state than in the national elec
tions, one can easily see a real battle in the fall.
And finally, when in doubt as to what to do,
vote for a Johnson there are only four of them
among the seven nominees for state offices on the
republican ticket.
The British navy, altho no one seems to know
just where it is, appears to be getting the better
of the current clashes with the Germans. The Iom
of the two destroyer at Narvik is more than bal
anced by the admitted destruction of two German
cruisers. The British can stand the loss of two
destroyers, of which they have almost 300, better
than the German, who had but 30 cruisers com
missioned at the outbreak of the war 8 heavy
cruisers, Including the Graf Spee, destroyed at
Montevideo, and two other pocket battleships, and
12 light cruisers.
Numerous unverified reports have indicated
that as the result of the various Isolated clashes
which seem to be waging other German vessels
have been sent down. One report from Stock
holm which seems well authenticated Indicates
that three troop transports and several German
destroyers were destroyed by the light British
craft which fought their way Into the strategic
Skagerrak. Since accurate information becomes
the first casualty In any war, it must be ad
mitted that it is extremely difficult to determine
the actual results of current activity.
of material constantly thrust before their eyes. It
is difficult to conceive of any other time In history
when the organization of truthful, accurate, clear,
and concise news of current happenings was a task
more heroic or more important
Complete bound copies of this Interesting ad
vertising series by Time may be obtained by any
reader who will give his name and address to the
DAILY, one of the few national publications
(either city or college) In which the news maga
alne has placed this advertising campaign.
Tills bulletin Is for the use of campus organizations, students and faculty
members Notices for the bulletin must be sent or brounht to the DAILY office
by 5 P m every day lor Insertion In the paper the following morning. Notices
must be typed or legibly written nnrt slKned by some one witli the authority to
have the notice published. The bulletin will appear, dully except Monday and
Saturday, on page two of the NEBRASKAN.
Klirma Alpha Kimllon mother's rluh will
nirrt In parlor X of the Union at 1 p. m.
Klnfonla will meet at noon In parlor Z
t Mm I nlon.
ral slims lota will nwl at 7:W p. at.
mi parlors XI L of the I nlon.
ri Mil KI'MIAIN.
11 Ma Knsllon will meet at 7:15 p. m.
In Merhanrlal Arts 507. Q. 8. Maypv will
aiscumi the "cueiiduM AiKortthm." All
students are invited.
Members of linn una l.nibd will me
Inr room SIS of the I'nloa at 6 p. m,
I nlon sketch elass will meet la
SIS of I lie Union at 4 p. m.
Harb I nlon will hold a danea ka laa
I a ton ballroom at 8 p. na.
JNrbraskn state High Hchoot debate loan,
ney will begin In tha Union at I a. ai.
Graduates from 33 states
apply for NU assistantships
Graduates of 100 institutions of
higher learning from 33 states,
Canada, Puerto Rico and Austria
have applied for graduate assist
antships at the university next
year, it was revealed in a check
of the applications, now on file
in the office of Dean Harold W.
The arts college with its many
large departments leads the list
in the number of applications.
Eighty-seven schools, 31 states
and Puerto Rico are represented
in the applications. The depart
ment of chemistry alone has re
ceived inquiries from more than
100 students in 27 states.
Next comes business adminis
tration with a representation of
17 schools, 10 states, Canada and
Vienna. Students from nine schools
in eight states and Canada, are
seeking graduate fellowships in
the college of agriculture next
year. The teachers college appli
cations are from seven schools
located in four states and Austria.
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