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    Vol. 41, No. 83
Lincoln, Nebraska
Sunday, February 15, 1942
YW DnvKes ADD Students
To Observe Prayer ay
This morning in observance of the day oC prayer set aside
by the World's Student Christian Federation members of the
YWCA will meet for a worship serviee in Kllen Smith at 9:30
a. in. All other students are invited to join with the YW in
this meeting.
Student Christians all over the world will observe this
day with similar services. A program has been planned which
will bring a few moments of peace and quiet into the busy lives
of students, Helen Kelley, YV president announced.
"In times like these we are all called upon to keep our feet
on the ground, to maintain a bal
ance in our lives. In order to do
so we must set aside some time for
our spiritual lives to catch up with
the mental and physical. We in
vite you to share with us this hour
of prayer," said Miss Kelley in ex
tending the invitation to all uni
versity students.
This day has been set aside be
cause a feeling of unity with stu
dent Christians in other nations
must be preserved in order to
make a sound basis for the world
building which will follow the war.
Religious Body
Fetes Foreign
Guests Feb, 19
All foreign students at the uni
versity will be guests of the re
ligious welfare council Thursday,
Feb. 19 at the Interfaith banquet.
All students are invited to attend
the banquet which will be held in
the Union parlors A and B at
6 p. m.
Tickets which are 50 cents may
be purchased from Shirley Ep
stein, Ralph Schroeder, Virginia
Gartrell, Carlos Atkinson or Mil
(See BANQUET, page 2)
On. Gxf. QampuA. ...
No Cats, No Excitement;
Dance Proves Success
The publicity stunt of bringing
black cats either dead or alive for
admission to th "Voo Doo" dance
Friday night, that got slightly out
of control of the hands of the
Omicron Nu girls, was apparently
successful as far as attendance is
concerned. To Gladys Bowman
went the honor and prize for
bringing the largest wish-bone.
Ag students looked for the man
by the name of Loomis of the
Frosh Reading
Study Sections
Again Available
Reading and study laboratories
are again available for any inter
ested freshmen. These laboratories
are conducted for the purpose of
aiding the freshmen students in
reading and study habits.
This semester's laboratories will
be held at the following times, in
104 law, Monday 8 to 10, Tuesday
1 to 3; and Wednesday 4 to 6;
and in 311 plant industry building
on ag campus on Tuesday 9 to 11,
and Wednesday 9 to 11.
Annual Penny
Carnival Stars
Fun, Frivolity
Women's Organizations
Compete in Cup Contest
For Winning Booth Prize
Fortunes, chances and dancing
will be among the features of the
annual Penny Carnival, presented
by Coed Counselors, Saturday in
Grant Memorial hall from 2:30 to
5 p. m.
Booths will be sponsored by all
women's organized houses on the
campus. The booth winning the
most votes from those attending
will be presented with a cup. Last
year Alpha Chi Omega won the
cup for the fourth consecutive
Tickets being sold by Coed
Counselors are 13 cents. Last year
the profits went to furnish a room
in Love Memorial hall, but the
Counselors have not yet decided
how this year's proceeds will be
SPCA who threatened to arrest
anyone that brought a cat which
(See AG CAMPUS, page 4)
College Editor
War Programs
James Ward, former editor of
the "Daily Northwestern" of
Northwestern university, has been
appointed co-ordinator of college
activities of the division of youth
activities of the Office of Civilian
In order to insure understanding
of current college situations aris
ing from the war program, Ward
was selected the co-ordinator of
the college activities because of
his recent collegian experience.
Emphasizing the college stu
dents leadership-responsibility in
Civilian Defense, Ward and John
Langdon, youth representative, ad
dressed a meeting of student and
faculty representatives of 13 Chi
cago area colleges Jan. 16.
British Labor
Leader Talks
Here Feb. 25
The Right Honorable Margaret
Grace Bondfield, former British
minister of labor, will address a
university convocation on Feb. 25,
Lincoln Journal
Margaret Bondfield
....former British minister of
labor, to talk at convocation.
during a brief stop enroute from
Minneapolis to Denver.
The British trade unionist and
labor leader, will lecture on "Brit
ish Labor and the War: Why La-
(See BONDFIELD, page 4)
r r-
Mood, Mystery, Humor Murder
Make Uni Theatre Play Outstanding
Combining mood, mystery, and
humor in a psychological mystery
drama, the University Theatre
will present "Ladies in Retire
ment" on the Temple stage Feb.
18 to 20 as their first production
of the current season.
Plot of the play, which enjoyed
popular success on Broadway and
an extended road tour and was
recently made into a motion pic
ture, centers around a quiet spot
of homicide on the lonely Thames
Marshes in England.
Small Cast Chosen.
An excellent example of a mod
ern and interesting type of drama,
as evidenced by its immediate
stage success, "Ladies in Retire
ment" emphasizes psychological
treatment to bring out the ele
ments of mood, mystery, and hu
mor which appear throughout the
play. The cast, selected by direc
tor Paul Bogcn, is unusually small
for a Theatre production.
The story centers around Leo
nora Fiske, the lady in retirement,
portrayed by Phyllis Welch, arts
senior, while a newcomer to the
Charter Bay Speech
(Vlchratingr the 73rd anniversary of the University ot Ne
braska, students, faculty and alumni will gather in the Union
ballroom today to honor the school of their choice. Chief
Justice Kobert G. Simmons will sound the keynote of the spirit
of the occasion which he explains "Why There Is No Place Like
This year's observance will be one of the largest ever held
in the university's history. The program will, begin at 3:45
p. m. when the university orchestra will play under the di
rection of Prof. Emmanuel Wishnow.
Sing 'America.'
At 4 p. m. a broadcast of the convocation will begin over
N. H. Cromwell
Reveals Rubber
Study Findings
Dr. N. H. Cromwell, doctor of
philosophy in chemistry, spoke
before Iota Sigma Pi, national
honorary chemistry sorority, Fri
day on the importance of rubber
and the war.
Cromwell has been investigating
this subject since the incident of
Pearl Harbor. He said that 80 to
90 percent of the world's crude
rubber is lost to us now until
chemists can produce rubber for
our needs from new sources.
Various possible sources of this
war-time need are the hevea tree,
one year's droppings of which will
make one rubber tire; the Gayule
tiee; synthetic rubber; and re
claimed rubber.
"Rubber has come home and it
may stay home," he said. He was
referring to the fact that rubber,
which was once a product of the
Western Hemisphere, was taken
over largely by oriental nations
(See RUBBER, page 2)
Temple stage, Marie Anderson, a
senior in teachers, will carry the
role of Ellen Creed, the villainess
of the production and Leonora's
Ellen Creed's timid sister, Lou
Sigma Nu Housemother . . .
'Moms' Fee Has No Word
From Son Held in Far East
"Moms" Fee, Sigma Nu house
mother, has reason to be most vi
tally interested in the Far Eastern
developments at the present time.
Her son, Elton Fee, former Ne
braska student, and his wife, Dor
othy Graham Fee, also a former
student here, were aboard the
S. S. Corregidor when it struck
a mine and sank in the viciulty
of Manila. Approximately 500
were reported lost from the ship,
but Mrs. Fee received word from
the New York Standard Oil office
iKFOR. The audience, accompa-
nied by the orchestra will sing
"America," followed by an invo-
Judge Simmons ' explain "Why there is n
place like Nebraska."
cation by Rev. McMillin, minister
of the student Episcopalian church.
Chancellor Boucher will intro
duce the speaker of the afternoon
who is an alumnus and is now
serving as chief justice of the Ne
braska supreme court.
The convocation and broadcast
(See CHARTER DAY, page 3)
isa, will be played by Joyce Burke,
arts senior. Miss Burke carried
roles in last year's productions of
"Boy Meets Girl" and "Key
Largo." Josephine Weaver, an
(See UNI THEATRE, page 2)
that son and daughter-in-law had
been rescued.
Since no word has been received
except the radiogram "Merry
Christmas, Moms," it is assumed
that they are war prisoners.
Meanwhile, they have been sepa
rated from their 15 months' old
daughter, Marsha, whom they left
at their home in Sibu when they
left for an oil meeting in Manila.
This was the last week In No
vember. While Moms has gotten
(See MOMS, paje 4)
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