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Unii Theatre IPresemits one
Off Season's !Ppylar Plays
Aspirants Await '42 Contest
Sponsored by Esquire, Daily
. . . Offer -Valuable Prizes
Murder! People are smothered with pillows
an,l roasted in ovens. Drama on the lonely
KuRlish marshes. All this has a physehological
background in the University Theater's Feb.
1H, 1!), 20 production, "Ladies In Retirement."
Hfcently made into a motion picture, the
play lias enjoyed popular success on Broadway
ami an extended road tour. It has been se
lected as one of the professional plays most
siiitr.ble for college presentation.
JMot of the drama centers around Leonora
Fiske. the lady in retirement. The part, is
played by Phyllis Welch, arts senior. A new
comer to the Temple stage, Marie Anderson,
carries the role of Ellen Creed, Leonora's
housekeeper-companion. Joyce Burke, veteran
of last year's "Boy Meets Girl" and "Key
Largo," portrays Ellen Creed's timid sister
Playing the part of Emily Creed is another
newcomer, Josephine Weaver. Leading lady
of "East Lynn," Maribel Hitchcock will
characterize Lucy. Appearing in the role of
Sister Theresa will be Martha Bengston.
The single male part, the role of a good-for-nothing
scoundrel, will be acted by a favorite
of theater patrons, senior Max Whittaker.
A nrp-Tmlnr frnni bnnsf. furnished in a
bizarre and extreme fashion, complete with
Dutch oven and foot mimo orsran. is the set for
the play. The design was furnished by Delford
Drummer, technical director for the Players.
7Jte Daily Jfflk
Vol. 41, No. 84
Tuesday, February 17, 1942
KpWtPil hv FiKmiire from nmoni? all the colleges of the
v v v J " o -
middle west, the University of Nebraska will be the scene of a
contest to determine I3est Dressed JUan on the campus in ine
biggest contest ever held here.
The contest will be sponsored by the Daily Nebraskan and
Esquire, results of which will be announced at the Junior-Senior
Prom Friday, Feb. 27, when the fashion editor of Esquire will
present the BDOC with a gold pocket watch valued at $75.
A committee of outstanding students on the campus will
select contestants after which other names may be added to the
list by a petition signed Dy
names. The committee, represent
ing various men's and women's or
ganizations, will be announced in
the Nebraskan tomorrow.
Colleges where such contests
have been sponsored by Esquire
are Syracuse and Pennsylvania U.
Contests will be sponsored at
North Carolina U., Michigan U.,
Wisconsin U., Northwestern, Bay
lor. Cornell. Southern California,
either L. S. U. or the University
of California and Nebraska.
Esquire is sponsoring these con
tests in a gigantic project to de
termine iust what the college fel
low thinks and likes to wear in
different localities. The Esquire
representative who was on the
campus yesterday and will be here
until 4 p. m. this atternoon saia
that for seven years Esquire has
been setting the styles for college
students and adults and now they
want to find out what their read
In addition to the first prize of
a gold watch presented by Es-
COPVRIGHT 1941 ESQl'IRE, INC.
quire, Harvey's, Magee's, Ben
Simon's and Gold's will give the
BDOC a complete wardrobe valued
at $150. Second and third place
winners in the contest will receive
a year's subscription to Esquire.
(See BDOC, page 3)
Winners of five certificates of
merit, the varsity debate squad re
turned Sunday night from Denver
and the three day Rocky Mountain
speech Conference. Bill Rist,
sophomore from Wymore, placed
fourth out of over 100 college
Altho there were no debate de
cisions, and no team school rank
ings, each individual was given i
qualitative rating in each event in
which he participated. Rist re
ceived a superior award in discus-
Bion and an excellent rating in de
bate. Bert Smith and Hugh Wil
kins were riven certificates of ex
cellence in discussion. Art Rivin
was awarded an excellent rating
in radio newscasting.
Winner of the number one rating
for all events in the conference
was James McBath of Augustana
colleee. Sioux Falls. S. D. Joe Di
Lorenzo, Denver university, placed
second; Matt Smith, Dakota Wes
leyan, Mitchell, S. D., third; and
mil Kist, UN, fourth.
RnnntH at tha innfarnr wn twen
ty untvrrsitlei and colleges from the mid
anil fur u u a , Vmmm anhnnl. had n t T ip '
Kanu Htrbar State, Montana Bute, Utah
university, Waihhurn university, Kansas
State, lla.itl.iKS college, Chadron Teachers,
Colorado Mines, Bt. IleKls (Denver), Denver
university, Colorado Aggies, lluicniuson
junior college. Colorado College of Educa
tion. Cdlnradn rnll.M Vatam H D.)
Normal, Southern 8. D.) Normal, Dakota
wesleyan, Augustana (8. I), Bouth Va.
Rota Hiliool o( Mines, and Nebraska.
Upon Effect of War on U.S
TWlnnns? that he is no prophet, Prof.
Lane W. Lancaster of the political science de
partment, speaking on the university's war
lecture series yesterday afternoon reflected
upon what the war may mean to ine unneu
States and asked the audience which filled the
Temple theatre these questions which he clas-
sified as "worthy ot thought:
"What will hemispheric cooperation ana
defense mean in terms of cost and military in
volvement? What about the growing responsibility ot
the United States toward the British domm
ions which be drawn toward America by the
war and away from Britain?
What About Russia?
If Russia is a chief factor in the defeat of
Germany on the continent, will she not be the
nnlitioal reepiver for bankrupt Europe? Will
Stnlin bp anv easier to handle than Hitler if
Russia is able to dictate the peace on the con
tinent of Europe?
If the United Nations should win, what
concessions are we in the United States pre
narn.-l tft make in resoect to tarriffs. inimisrra
tion and ttade relationships to insure peace?"
fW thiner is sure. Professor Lancaster de
clared. There will be the obvious burdens and
(See LANCASTER, page 3)
Talks to Seniors
M. L. Frederick of Schenectady,
N Y., well known to Nebraska
students, will be in Lincoln Feb.
13 and 19. Mr. Frederick is now
the Director of Business Training
for the General Electric company.
Seniors and graduates who
would like to see Mr. Frederick
may attend group meetings at
9 a. m. and 1:30 p. m. Wednesday
onri Thursd.iv. and individual in-
-.,i....a mav he arranged in
social science 306.
On. dt. (JamfuLL . . .
Vice Versa Phi U Parly
Features Popular Tune
By Randall Pratt.
With fewer men on the campus,
the girls had better get busy dial
ing their men for the "girl dates
boy" Phi U party Friday night.
It's an all university event" said
Ben Alice Day, member of the
honorary Phi U society.
Leo Pieper and his orchestra
will play for the dance. The theme
this year is built around the song
"Chatanooga Choo Choo." Plans
submitted so for are for a ticket
office similar to one in a rail
road depot, seats fixed like those
in a train and other decorations
to fit into the spirit of the song.
So, start dialing girls. . .pardon me
just a second girls, I think I hear
the phone ringing... back again
...guess it must have been the
typewriter bell that I heard,
tickets may be bought at the door
or at the home ec building or ag
Dr. Lloyd ' Rising, formerly
Methodist pastor at Minnesota ag
college will be the speaker at the
annual installation of new ag x
officers' and cabinet, Tuesday.
Board Bases Judgment
On Personality, General
Candidates from all organized
houses for the title of Typical Ne
braska Coed to be presented at
tho annual Coed Follies. March 17,
have been announced by the AWS
board. The first elimination wui
take place on Sunday, March 1,
when the AWS board will judge
these coeds on the qualifications
of modeling ability, domes Bense,
nostnre and eeneral appearance.
The definite number to be chosen
for the final contest will be an-
The list of candidates are as
Jean Laegcr and Jean Geddci, Gamma
Mary" Farrnr and Maribel Hitch
cork, Kappa Alpha Theta.
Frances Bodlnaon snd Mary Helen
IHetrlrh. Delta Delta Delta.
Mare Stewart and Dorothy Fllley,
Alpha Chi Omesa.
Shirley Scott and Mary Lurkln, PI
Kdna Mae Neidermcytr and Barbara
Lee, Chi Omega.
Ruth Hull and Barbara Falrley, Pht
rieorgla Kolar and Marydean Lawlor,
Jeanne Miller and Jan Donlty, DcIU
(See COED. CONTEST, page 2
Student Defense Committee ex
presses appreciation to the mem
bers of the Red Cross War Fund
benefit: Paul Bogan, John Gun
narson, Max Whittaker, ram
Teich, Bill Rees, Bill McBride, Pat
Herminghaus, Jean Bovard, Vir
einia Hastings, Ernest Ulner,
Jeanette Mav Smith. Marie Hassel
Josenhine Weaver. Phil Weaver
Ronald Metz, Floyd London, Nellie
(See APPRECIATION, page 2)
UN Holds Local Tryouts
In Temple Building at 7;
Select District Speakers
trvouta for the office of
Emergency Management's Inter
American Affairs discussion con
test will be held tonight at 7 p. m.
in Temple 205.
To winners of the local, district.
and regional contests, the United
States government will awara a,
three month tour of South Amer
ica. All regularly eligible college
students in the nation, including
women, are qualified to enter ma
The panel tonight will consist of
a round table discussion on ran
American co-operation plus five
minute summary speeches by each
participant. From tne group com
peting ti-.iight, eight will be se
lecfed to represent Nebraska in
the district contest February 27
and 28. The district conference will
be held on this campus in conjunct
tion with a debate and discussion
Plead tor Return
Of Stolen Watch
Over 100 men employees of the
Union will be on the warpath soon
if the person who stole a gold
Hamilton watch from a locker
yesterday doesn't return it soon.
The employee received the watch
two years ago as a gift from his
mother, now dead, and "would
rather lose the fingers of my right
hand than the watch." During
the past month a sport coat, shoes,
and an overcoat have been taken
from the men's lockers, according
to Pat Lanr, Union social director.
"The people of Nebraska havo
builded and maintained a state
nnri n irreat educational institution
that is essentially and typically
a J.; i
American, cniei jusuce nouen
G. Simmons told a university
Charter Day audience yesterday,
afternoon in the Union.
Sneaking on the occasion of the
university's 73rd anniversary. Sim
mons told how "one of America's
best known publishers once asked
him, "What have you m iseDrasK
that inspired that wonderful capi-
Judge Simmons answered that
"our history, our traditions, our
early struggles against adverse
conditions, the composition and
character of our people, their
ideals and their faiths are all
symbolized in our house of state!
It was in accord with the will
that good citizens must beliteratfl
(See SIMMONS, page 2tf
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