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Sunday, February 15, 1942
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Member Nebraska Press Association, 1941-42
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.til 0MlKiir4 editorials are the opinions nf the editor and
should not be ronstrued to reflect the view of the ad
ailnlstration or of the alvrmlty.
A Story Retold
Has Its Point
A Chinese officer was examining one of his
men who was reported to ? e mentally unbal
anced. The, officer had the soldier come into
his quarters and plied him with this question.
41 What would happen if I cut your left ear off
with this sword?" The soldier replied, "I'd be
deaf." The answer was logical enough. The of
icer tried again, "What would happen if 1 cut
your right ear off?" Without hesitation and in
all seriousness, the soldier replied, "I'd be
blind." The officer was astounded. "Why
would you be blind?" The soldier under exam
ination answered calmly, "If you cut off both
my ears, my hat would fall down over my eyes
and I couldn't see!"
Whether the story is true or not is imma
terial, hut it mifflit. well he nnnlied to th
United States and (Treat Britain. We have hat!
our left ear cut off in the Far East. We have
had our right ear cut off on the continent. Ou
world has come tumbling down over our head
and we can't or we refuse to see. Not only
does it seem that wo can neither see nor hear
we are going to sleep like the hen whose head
has been tucked under her wing.
The certainty of this is undeniable. Since
that fateful Dec. 8, the people of the Unitet
States have remained seated on their broaden
ing beams talking a lot, but doing very little
We are seated on a papier mache bench on
the back of which is inscribed, "The United
States has never lost a war and never will."
Pearl Harbor woke us from our lethargy for
a couple of weeks. MacArthur's valiant stand
in the Philippines instilled a bit of that war
spirit so vital and necessary to a nation fight
ing for an avowed victory. What about Pear
Harbor today? Many Americans talk of it as
they did oi the World Series in Sept. or
the bowl games on Jan. 1. MacArthur might
well be Lou Nova who put up a game fight
Dut lost to Joe Louis.
Laborers in defe nsc plants stop vital pro
duction for a wage crievance. The hint o
sugar rationing sent housewives t o the DTOccrv
stores to buy as much as they could. There
nave oeeu violations ot the automobile tire ra
tioning program. Tn Congress there have been
petty bickerines over such things ns mhhor
mats to be put under officers' spittoons. The
pension grab" in Washington still leaves a
oao taste in many an American s mouth.
It's time to ask ourselves a frank question
Are we willing to make the necpssnrv Rnfr!
fices in order that we niicht win the war Arp
we willing to think of ourselves as a part of
the whole nation, or. do we think of ourselves
as an individual each trying to get what he can
and get out from under whatever responsibili
ties ne can
It happened to France and it can happen
to the United States. The time is well past
when we should have lifted cur hat of com
placency trom our eyes, but it isn't too late to
ao it now though the end of the battle has re
ccticd lurther into the distant future.
Completion of Don Love Library
Scheduled for August 'If War..
Because of the large amount of
material that will be used in the
new Don L. Love Memorial library,
war is the deciding factor as to
wnetner the building will be com
pleted ry Aug. according to O. A
Ellis, university construction en
Up to the present, national de-
lense has onlv been a minor hind
ranee to the work on the new
structure as priorities have only
prevented arrival of some nlumh
ing fixtures, electrical material
ana jscuroru limestone.
The new library covers 207 fWt
of ground east and west and 142
leet, norm and south. In this
building 188 plumbing fixtures of
an types win De used, and three
miles of pipe in the heating sys
tem are needed. To distribute the
heat 364 radiators will be in
stalled. To hold the books that the li
brary will house twenty miles of
shelves space will be constructed
along with eight book stacks
served by an elevator. Lumber
used will add up to 250,000 feet,
and not one piece will be used
in the job of finishing. Nails
ordered will amount to 7,500
For the basement of the library
12,500 cubic yards of dirt was
excavated. In the floors and
columns of the building 4,500 cubic
yards of concrete was used along
with 550 tons of steel acting as
Uni Theatre .
(Continued from Page 1.)
other newcomer, will be seen as
Emily Creed. Miss Weaver is a
Junior In arts college.
Well-known to Theatre patrons
Is Maribel Hitchcock, arts senior,
who played the lead in this year's
production of "East Lynn." Lucy
will characterize Lucy in "Ladies
in Retirement" just another
woman "gone wrong."
Another regular appearing in
the current production is Martha
Ann Bengtson, junior In teachers,
who will take the role of Sister
The one thorn among the above
mentioned roses is Max Whittak
er. a Theatre veteran and a sen-
reinforcements and 100 tons of
The building will have 284 win
dows and upward to 200 doors.
Indiana Bedford limestone ordered
amounted to 138 tons, and 815,C?0
bricks will be laid.
Ned Warm Weather.
Before the masons can continue
with their work the weather must
be warm for cold stones will freeze
the mortar. According to Ellis
only about three weeks have been
lost due to unfavorable weather
and when conditions are fnvnr
able from 40 to 50 men nf nil
trades are at work on the new
structure. With these many work
ers accidents have been kept at
a minimum as only three minor
Huciaents nave been reported.
The onlv section itt thA hull1
ing that will not be completed at
present will be the fourth rinnr
where seminar rooms and study
rwms were to De located. An
auditorium that will seat 300 peo
ple will also be housed in the
Diary Reveals Joe College
Hasn't Changed Since 1832
By Associated Cnllrctot Prras.)
Harvard wasn't so much differ
ent a century ago, to judge from
the diary of Jacob Rhett Mott of
the class of 1832, who "slept over
prayers, disliked the food, and re
joiced unduly when his professors
The diary was written when
Mott was a 19-vear-old tunior in
the college in 1831. Chief change
Detween 1830 and 1940 seems to
have been the temrto at which rnl-
leere life was lived. Mott walked
when he took a trip to Boston, or
eise drove his velocipede. The only
excitement which he seems tn
have had during his junior year
was wnen he raced his machine
with the stage coach which ran
Between tjamDNdge ana Boston.
Mott admits that his accus
tomed time of "retiring to court
the favors of Mornheus" was u.
or 1 o'clock, and that he found it
"the most difficult thing in the
ior in teachers. Whjttaker plays
the role of a scoundrelly snake-in-the-grass.
ew whose arrival at the house in
the marshes is an important fac
tor in the developments which
Set for the play a pre-Tudor
farmhouse furnished in a bizarre
and extreme fashion complete to
Dutch oven and a foot-pump or
gan was designed by Delford
Brummer, the Theatre's technical
world to rise at a proper hour in
"I this morning slept over both
prayers and breakfast," he re
cords on one morning. "One ad
vantage attended the omission of
the latter, namely an appetite at
dinner sufficient to relish Com
On a few evenings, he boasts
of "perpetrating his lesson in
electricity" but to balance these
conscientious evenings, he tells of
several occasions when he got
through Latin class only by a
"squirt," which was nineteenth
century Jargon for a good guess
in an unprepared recitation.
Rubber . . .
(Continued from Page 1.)
and the industry is now returning
to this continent.
Cromwell stated that 15 nercent
of our news for 1942 will h nrn-
duced synthetically, as compared
to l.o percent for 1941. Of our
supply of reclaimed rubber we can
double its production, makinc it GO
percent over last year's 30 per
cent, and if it is necessary, we can
produce any amount of synthetic
ruDDer, limited only by our man
"We must have techniHnna "
Cromwell concluded, 'for the one
who will produce the fastest will
win this war."
Even for Conservation
Home Ec Forecasts Skirts
Will Not Be Much Shorter
By Mary Aileen Cochran.
Current question on the campus
will girls wear skirts shorter to
conserve on materials during the
war? Girls taking clothing at
ag campus are now being in
structed as to the type of mate
rials and clothing that will best
suit their needs during the war
Some of the tips that are being
given so that the coeds may ap
pear as attractive as always, even
with as little expense as possible
are: to make and buy clothes that
Talks in Missouri
Dean C. H. Oldfather of the arts
and science college will speak at
Northwest Missouri State Teachers
college Feb. 22 on "The Projected
World Empire of Alexander the
Great." In the evening he will
address a dinner meeting of the
college chapter of the American
Association of University Professors.
will be as durable as possible. It's
important to concentrate on good
materials and styles that as last'
ing rather than fussy. Of course,
the prices of clothes and materials
are rising steadily, so it's wise to
plan the wardrobe with an eye
to the many possibilities for
changing parts of an ensemble and
Those vivid greens, red and yel
lows are given the taboo. It's
much better, the home ec clothing
department says, to become more
conservative and foresighted.
As to the shorter skirts much
to the relief of some, and disap
pointment of others, no drastic
shortening has yet been fore
casted. McCall's magazine recom
mends either the same length as
is now worn, or skirts will be
shorter in front and longer in
back. The suggested tight skirts
will help save material, too.
But with nil the changes that
are facing us, the home ec girls
are being prepared to meet them.
By being able to make their own
clothes they won't be at the mercy
of the constantly growing prices
of ready-made clothes.
Lancaster Talks in Second
Lecture of War Course
Because of the laree crowd
which attended the first in a series
of "America at War" courses of
fered by the university, the sec
....speaks tomorrow on "Amer
ica at War."
ond lecture in the series by Prof.
Lane w. .Lancaster will be held
tomorrow at 5 p. m. in the Temple
Banquet . . .
(Continued from Page 1.)
rae Anderson at the Union offW
YWCA, or YMCA.
Bishop Kucera. father in tho
Catholic diocese, will be the
speaker of the evening. Hugh Wil-
mns will act as toastmaster.
Students are ureed to make
their reservations the early part
of the week.
Prof. Lancaster, chairman of the
political science department, will
discuss "War Comes to America."
The general public is invited with
out charge, but registration in the
coure for credit was closed Satur
Dr. Lancaster has been a mem
ber of the university faculty since
1930. Last year he was a visiting
professor at the University of
Northwestern. He has written a
book on "Government in Rural
America," and is also the author
of many other articles on government.
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