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    Official Newspaper Of More Than 7,000 Students
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Vol. 41, No. 79
Lincoln, Nebraska
Tuesday, February 10, 1942
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Law School Figures
1X1 it hardest by War
With the enrolment for the cur
rent semester 33 Va percent lower
than at this time a year ago, the
university's law college is more se
riously hit by selective service and
voluntary enlistments than any
other school on the campus. Never
theless, according to Dean H. H.
Foster, it is in a position similar
to that of law schools all over the
Figures from last year show
that there were 129 men registered
in law college, as compared with
this year's enrolment of 86. De
spite the drop, there are slightly
more freshmen enrolled this year
than last, with a total of 40 this
Second Series
Of Old-Time
Dances Begins
To the tune of "Turkey in the
Straw," "Irish Washerwoman,"
and other old timers, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Danielson, popular dance
leaders of Lincoln, will instruct
a second series of six free lessons
in square-dancing sponsored by
the Student Union. The class this
semester will meet in the Ag Ac
tivities building on Ag campus
every Tuesday beginning today
from 6:45 to 8 o'clock p. m. After
presenting identification cards,
students may register at this first
session and Feb. 17 only, after
which registration will be closed.
A six-piece old time orchestra
including a fiddle, drum, and pi
ano will be supplied free of charge
to the class by the city Federal
Music Project. John Shildneck is
the director.
Mrs. Danielson urges everyone
to come, beginners and advanced,
for there is to be a new arrange
ment to separate the clas3. The
experienced square-dancers will
go upstairs to be taught by Mr.
Danielson, while Mrs. Danielson
will have charge of the beginners
in the downstairs gym. Danoers
who have old-time costumes
should not hesitate to wear them,
because in typical square-dancing,
the more color the better, stated
Mrs. Danielson.
'Vgo Doo' Mixer Friday;
Seek Sugarless Recipes
By Randall Pratt.
Black cats will be worth thirteen
cents Friday night at the "Voo
Doo" Mixer on ag campus.
Thirteen cents will be the price of
admission if students can't find
the" proper felines of said ebony
complexion. Bring along your
' lucky pieces, you'll need them
from the time it stuts, at 9 till
12 o'clock.
With housewives obliged to
count sugar-rationing cards as
part of their regular kitchen equip
"ment from here on to the end of
the war, ways of cooking with
sugar substitutes is one of the
things that will be stressed by the
agricultural extension service in
the March meetings.
Just as In the days of World
War I, when the extension service
demonstrated how to make "St.
James Pudding," "Flynn Gems"
and other eatables that required
semester as compared with 38 in
"What are the qualifications of
a good soldier?" asked Dean Fos
ter in explaining the drop. "Male,
age 21 to 35 and that's the defi
nition of a law student. It was the
same way in World War I; law
college was the college most se
riously hit. Of those students en
rolled in law school, we have a
great number taking advanced
ROTC training."
The normal enrolment for the
second semester during previous
years has been between 180 and
200, which means that the present
total, representing 'just a little over
30 percent decrease, is over 60
percent below normal peace-time
The decrease here, however, dur
ing the past year conforms to the
drop of approximately 29 percent
in the enrolment of law schools all
over the nation as reported in the
Law School Journal.
Even Dentistry
College Offers
War Courses
The college of dentistry has ex
panded its department by engag
ing two new instructors and adding
two new courses to its curriculum
for the second semester.
Dr. Donald T. Waggener. a 1936
graduate of the college who has
just completed three years of study
in dental surgery at Mayo Clinic
on a fellowship, will be an in
structor of oral pathology and
histology. He will assist Dr. Fred
A new course, public health
dentistry, will be taught by Dr. J.
R. Thompson, recent addition to
the faculty. Dr. Thompson, who
has had special training in this
type of work, is director of dental
health in the state department of
A new senior course, war emer
gency surgery, has been added to
the regular curriculum this semes
ter. The course is designed to give
the students the requirements
needed to meet specific problems
encountered by dentists in war in
(See COURSES, Page 2)
little or no ordinary sugar, so will
many other unfamiliar recipes be
brought out. These recipes will
(See AG CAMPUS, page 4.)
McConnell Takes
$1,000 Harvard
Defense Award
Edward B. McConnell, law col
lege junior, has been awarded a
$1,000 defense scholarship by the
Harvard university graduate
school of business. After complet
ing the 18 month training period,
McConnell will receive a master's
degree in business administration
and a commission in the ROTC
quartermaster corps.
McConnell is the third Nebraska
student to receive such a scholar
ship. Robert Sandberg and Dave
Thompson have also held the
awards in other fields.
. . . Students Praise Weaver
Filings Open
Beginning the ambitious plans
of the Student Council to promote
the university thruout the state,
filings for the leading positions on
the Nebraska Student Foundation
open tomorrow and close Satur
day noonl at John Selleck's office
in the coliseum.
Heading the Foundation set-up
will be a general chairman to be
chosen by the Student Council.
Aiding him will be a board com
posed of five members, each of
whom will represent one of the
regent's districts. This board also
will be selected by the Student
Chosen By Counties.
Additional filings will be open
for county representatives who
will be the key men of the organi
zation and provide the actual work
of the promotions. One student
from each county in Nebraska will
be chosen, and in turn will organ
ize his fellow students from his
home county to work with him in
directing public relations work
Plans for promotional work in
the counties include working with
alumni there in the presentation
of high school assemblies, club
meetings, conferences, informative
displays and newspaper publicity.
These county chairman will be ap
pointed by the general chairman
of the Foundation, but it is neces
sary to file for the positions also.
Must Submit Platform.
All candidates interested in
(See FOUNDATION, page 4.)
Geography, Culture Enable
Japs to Win Early Success
The difference between the cul
ture of the Orient and the Occident
and Japan's position near the
scene of the theater of war are
the two factors enabling the Japs
to push for
ward against
American, Brit
ish and Dutch
resistance for
the past few
months, accord
ing to Prof. C.
D. Harris of the
geography de
partment who
spoke yester
day afternoon
at the first of
a series of
weekly war lec-
hun. Joiimml A Mlar tures.
I'rof. C. I. llarrl. A large
crowd squeezed into social science
auditorium where the lectures were
originally scheduled, and which
were moved to and filled the
Temple theatre, heard Prof. Harris
open the university's new "Amer
ica and World War II" course.
Uses Much Labor.
The strength of Japan, said Prof.
Harris, has been her ability to use
labor in large enough amounts to
make up for her scarcity of land
and to turn what industrial pro
ducts , she had Into military im
portance. "Japan is about twice the size
of Nebraska in area. The country
is mountainous and only about one
sixth o; the nation is able to be
cultivated. The total yield in crops
from Japanese land is a little bit
Seminars and smokers will be
features of the day when fraterni
ties and sororities of the campus
meet this afternoon for discussion
during the first annual Greek
Week which began Sunday night.
Today marks the first meetings
held to promote training in leader
ship and to co-ordinate feeling
among the Greek organizations.
Beginning at 5:00 p. m., two sec
tions of seminars will be given for
fraternities and sororities.
Fraternity pledges will gather
at 7 p. m. in Parlors XYZ of the
Union for a smoker at which Ken
neth Holm, Sigma Nu, president of
the Interfraternity Council and
member of the Greek Week board,
will speak on aspects of fraternity
spirit. Cokes and cigarets will be
provided by the hosts, and the Pi
Phi trio will sing.
Co-chairmen for the week-long
activities are John J. Douglas, Al
pha Tau Omega, who originated
the idea, and Suzanne Woodruff,
Kappa Kappa Gamma, president
of Panhellenic. Assisting them is
Kenneth Holm, Sigma Nu, presi
dent of the Inter-fraternity Coun
cil. Opening activities with church
services Sunday night at the First
Presbyterian church, Greek Week
had a running start when Dr. Paul
Weaver, head of the department
of religion and philosophy at
Stephens College, spoke to a filled
church on "Design for Living."
Prefacing his remarks with a story
of collge life, Dr. Weaver com
plimented the crowd upon being
smaller than the total yield in Ne
braska," Prof. Harri3 said.
Yet, he declared, Japan feeds
70 million people. They can do
this first because the land is more
prductive per acre, but more im
portant, because of her agricul
tural system and her low standard
of living. Labor and more labor
are used on Japanese fields to in
crease the total yield.
Industrially, Japan has poor
Ho, Hum-Students Say ... V
'It's Awful Dark in A.M.
When Clocks Set Ahead
By George Abbott.
The university, along with the
rest of the nation, went on offi
cial war time yesterday, and all
clocks were moved ahead an hour
to conform with the wishes of the
federal government. Just how the
loss of an hour's time affected uni
versity students was inquired into
by a Daily reporter and the re
plies were varied.
Bill Flory, playing ping-pong in
the basement of the Union, replied
"I Just went to school an hour
earlier, and it was dark Instead of
light." Flory, a bizad sophomore,
stopped playing long enough to
allow Carol Robinson, at the other
"quick to conclude that you want
to do a complete job of what you
undertake. . .and you are saying
this tonight with a recongition of
spiritual values in the life of ua
Impressing upon his audience
that knowledge, which is the de
sign for Jiving, ultimately rests
Sunday Journal and Star.
John Douglas. Kmy Woodruff.
upon differences, the speaker
asked his listeners not to under
stand themselves by a considera
tion of raw capacity of influence
of community, but by what they
spent, their energy doing.
He added that life is a series of
problems and solutions and it is to
one's advantage to become part of
the solutions instead of the prob
lem. "Believe in1 something which
is important and true and pos
sible," he concluded, "and then
open your eyes and see what life
is like. If you do this, you can
(See WEEK, Page 4)
I 3 J h X fcJ
. . . Prof. Harris Declares
iron ore and coal resourses. Altho
she has some copper and water
power, Prof. Harris pointed that
she has not the attributes that are
the basis for industrial activity.
She has, however, developed in
dustry to a point which corre
sponds with industry in Nebraska.
"With the cost of materials
such as iron much higher in Japan
than in the United States, for ex
(See LECTURE, page 2.)
, . For War Time
end of the table and a junior in
teacher's college to say that she
"went to bed a little earlier."
Sleep Lost.
Leaning on the railing of the
steps in front of the gvill, and look
ing very, very tired, bizad senior
Byron Salem was more seriously
affected. "Oh, I lost an hour's
sleep just like everybody else. The
change hurt particularly tho be
cause I didn't get to bed until 5:30
a. m. the night before."
Ray Toman, bizad sophomore,
who was waiting for the light to
change in front of the Temple
(See INQUIRER, page 2.)