The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 01, 1940, Image 1

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McLemore picks greatest
athlete; talks on writers9 life
By George Abbott.
A genial toutherner, red-haired, stocky, with a smile that be
speaks a pleasing personality, a wit which is typical of the style
which he follows in his column, and a philosophy which is entirely
original, Henry McLemore arrived in Lincoln Friday.
McLemor", United Press staff correspondent, evaded the question
of Rose Bowl possibilities for Nebraska by stating, "Coaches and offi
cials when questioned about any bowl game are the greatest bunch
of bush-beaters in the world. When you approach them to get a little
information on possibilities, they never tell the truth, they evade the
question. The whole world knows the truth just as soon as any of the
PDorts scribes. Even if there are
(See MLEMORE, page 2.)
Vol. 40 No. 49
Wright shows war films today
Veteran news
hrings movie
'Poland's Last Days,
Blitzkrieg' subject of
film in Union at 4 p. m.
Russell Wright, veteran
photographer and reporter
recently returned to America from
the scenes of the second W orld
War, will lecture at 4 p. m. today
in the Union ballroom. The main
feature of Wright's lecture will be
the showing of his film, "Poland's
Last Days and the Blitzkrieg1
documentary motion picture show
ing life and conditions in Poland
and Danzig before and during
Hitler's onslaught.
Wright took these pictures while
he was roving news photographer
for Universal Newsreel, carrying
out his specialty of being on the
spot before the news happens. His
itinerary as a photographer has
taken him to scenes of the nazi
blood purge, the Dollfuss revolu
tion in Austria, the Spanish civil
war, and Sweden.
At the beginning of his career,
Wright traveled as a free lance
reporter and photographer, and
later became associated with the
Associated Press, London Daily
Telegraph. Look, European Pic
ture Service, and finally Universal
Newsreel. Between news experi
ences in the paM several yars, he
has been in the United States on
lecture tours.
Peace leader
will speak here
Sd auicKer
three group
to address
s this Keek
"Shall We Quit Working for
Peace?" will be the topic on which
Don Schmucker, midwest secre
tary of the Fellowship Reconcilia
tion, will speak tomorrow at 7:30
p. m., before a meeting sponsored
by the Lincoln chapter. Schmucker
was one of the leaders at the YW
YM student conference at Estes
Park last June.
Tuesday at 5 p. m., he will speak
at the university Vesper service on
the subject, "The Value of Per
sonal Commitment." That evening
he will address a joint YM-YW
meeting in room 306 ag hall. There
will be a discussion afterward on
the problems of conscience and
All these meetings are open to
the public and students are urged
to attend as many aa possible.
rumors of long distance telephone
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wins girl first
m test
Elsie Kaminsky's affirmative
answer to the question, "Slang, a
Necessity?" won her first place
in the 15th annual James H.
Hooper Oratorical contest spon
sored by the Palladian Gavil club
last night before assembled Pal
ladians, alumni and guests.
Second place went to Edwin C.
Carraher, who 6poke on the sub
ject, "Utopia for the Plain Man":
and third place to Monetha N.
Newman, whose topic was "What,
I Cheat? Never!"
Explains slang
In her speech, Miss Kaminskv
said that "slang is the result of
ingenious people. Slang is a neces
sity because we're a creative na
tion. It adds spice. It has qualities
which are definitely lacking in our
native language, although Webster
terms it vulgar.'J
That democracy CBn be a Utopia
was the main idea stressed in Car
raher's lecture. "Inherent idea of
Utopia is based upon the outlook
of the people," he explained.
Miss Newman's oration told of
the difference between pranks
(See PALLADIAN, page 6.)
UN agronomy
ton honors in
For the fourth straight year,
agronomy students from Ne
braska carried off top honors in
the national crops essay contest
when they won four of the first
five places. In first place was
John Lonnquist of Waverly; sec
ond Milo Tesar of Tobias; third
Theodore Jonston of Lincoln;
fourth, a student from the Uni
versity of Illinois, and in fifth
place, Will Pitner of Stratton.
News of the weep of the top
honor was received by Dr. F. D.
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Sunday, December 1, 1940
John A. Wilson
speaks on third
Oriental Institute head
to talk on areheological
work in modern Egypt
Dr. John A. Wilson, University
of Chicago's director of the Ori
ental Institute, will speak at the
third university convocation Dec.
12, on "Modern Spades in Ancient
Subject of the convocation, to
be held in the union ballroom, will
be based on work of the Oriental
Institute. Main object of the in
stitute is to uncover the gap be
tween the researches of paleontol
ogists whose interest is in the
stone age man, and those of the
historians, who deal with the ca
reer of civilized man. At the con
vocation, Wilson will use lantern
slides to illustrate his lecture.
Egyptian specialist.
From 1926 to 1931, Dr. Wilson
(See CONVO, page 5.)
Bowl enthusiasm climaxes KU
game as UN chances unknown
Officials keep their silence
U. P. reports Nehraska choice
Late last night the United Press reported unofficially that it
had heard from "usually reliable sources" that Nebraska had been
chosen to play Stanford in the Rose bowl.
Still no official confirmation of the news was given. Thousands
of rumors abounded, but the United Press report was the closest
thing to a proven tact that anyone could dig up. Who'll be at the
Rose bowl?
At the hour this is written, no one knows.
The "We want Nebraska in the Rose bowl" chant swelled to a
constant cry last night as a lowl-thirsty Husker eleven t romped the
Wildcat mercilessly yesterday in their last scheduled game.
During the giid battle the cheering section went wild on "Let's
west" a number of times and unorganized yells for a Rose bowl
game were prominent.
Following the game the band
marched thru downtown streets
playing "Califor nia, here we come"
and followed by happily cheering
students take
essay contest
Keim in a telegram from the
American Society of Agronomy.
Medals will be presented to the
top three men at the society's an
nual dinner in Chicago, Dec. 5,
along with cash awards of $10.
Studio wants miniature
If the valuable miniature of a
Borority girl in medallion frame
taken from Townsend studio is
returned Immediately there will
be no questions asked, find the
matter will be dropped. ,
Hlaaslleirs toeatKO:
2- Son Basil gamine
Team claims Big Six crown
after eighth straight win
The big curtain was finally pulled down Saturday afternoon, con
cluding what has now been proven as Nebraska's greatest football
season in recent Girnhusker history. '
Climaxing the Huskers' big show, the Scarlet-shirted griddera
urged on to a 20-0 conquest of
Auto collision
injures lour
In a three car colision on South
14th street near the Penitentiary
at 10:30 last night, four university
students suffered injuries. Most
serious were those of Belldora
Cochran and Evelyn Leavitt who
were taken to Lincoln General
Leavitt had scalp injuries and a
concussion while Miss Cochran
was suffering from a back injury.
Accompanying the girls were
Sam Pollard and Kenneth Sim
mons who received only minor
cuts and were released following
Kirsch tours eastern galleries
enroute to alumni banquet
Philadelphia cluh gels charter
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Lincoln Sunday Journal and Star.
Dwight Kirsch
. . . speaks to alumni.
students. Rumors flew thick and
fast. From the dressing rooms
came a report that a bid might
arrive anytime.
Obstacles remain.
The mystery revolves around
the obstacles yet to be hurdled.
Everything seems to be pretty
well decided on the west coast. As
the International News Service
put it yesterday, "Nebraska is the
99-1 favorite as the team to buck
the Stanford Indians, come this
New Year's afternoon."
University officials maintained
silence on Rose bowl possibilities.
Generally they stated that no one
person in any office can give a
definite answer for an acceptance
to such a bid would involve the
approval of a number of different
offices and persons.
It wa one official's opinion that
such a bid would first come to
(See BOWL, page 2.)
Kansas State in Memorial stadium.
In addition to ringing down the
curtain, the Huskers added the Big
Six grid crown to their mantle
for the first time since the 1937
Eight straight.
victory also marked the
consecutive win for the
What a record:
NVhrsnk 7, Mlnnfwit IS.
Nrbraoka IS. Indiana T.
Npbraftka AS, Kannai I', S.
Nrnranka JO. MUnonri 1.
Nbrmka IS, Oklahoma .
Nrbraaka 14. lows V. .
Nrhranka . Plttnborh 7.
Nrbranka 21, lnwa Mat It.
Nrhraxka SO. Kannai Mat .
Tolsl Nebraska 110, Tol OppoaraU M.
Scarlet since the season opener at
Minneapolis when Nebraska lost to
(See GAME, page 6.)
Dwight Kirsch, director of uni
versity art galleries, went east
Thursday to present an illustrated
lecture on "Nebraska Scenes at
the Philadelphia Alumni club ban
quet Dec. 5. The club will qualify
for charter membership in the
University National Alumni asso
ciation at that time. Mrs. Kirsch
accompanied her husband on the
ten-day trip.
Five other clubs located at
Cleveland, Huston, Cincinnati,
Pittsburg and Washington, D. C.
will soon qualify for charter ac
cording to Elsworth Du Teau,
alumni secretary. To qualify a
club must have its constitution ap
proved and agree to hold at least
one general meeting a year to cele
brate the university Charter Day.
Prof. Kirsch stopped in Chicago
Friday to visit the annual Art In
stitute show in which his painting
(See KIRSCH. page 5.)
to speak before
science group
Werner Mill describe
UN potato research
at Sterna Xi
Dr. H. C. Werner, professor of
horticulture, will speak on "Re
search and the Nebraska Potato
Crop" before a Sigma Xi gather
ing at 7:30 p. m. Monday in Mor
rill hall. The meeting is open to
the public.
Research woik carried on by
the agricultural experiment station
8t the college of agriculture has
been responsible for the success of
potato-growing in central and
northwestern counties. Nebraska
grown Triumph potatoes have out
sold all other potatoes in city
markets during the last year, ac
cording to Dr. Werner.
Barh husiness
close tomorrow
Filings close Monday at 5 for
the business manager's post on
"The Earb" vacated last week be
cause of the ineligibility of Bill
Dafoe. As a transfer student from
Wesleyan, Dafoe didn't have the
requisite number of 27 hours for
participation in extra-curricular
Any barb student meeting the
athletic eligibility requirements of
12 hours in good standing last se
mester and a total of 27 hours
during the last two semesters may
file for the position.
Action by the Barb Council,
meeting Monday evening will fill
the vacancy from those who have