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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Sunday, November 24, 1945
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TheMan in theBlue Car
The man in the blue car is back! According to reports
received in this office, university women living along soror
ity row have been molested several times during the past
two weeks and nothing has been done about it. This, to us,
signals a remarkable disinterest on the part or tne coeas,
their house mothers, the campus police and the city police.
In other u'erds, no one seems to give a good damn that
there are men in this 'holy city' who have Deen moiesung
the coeds on campus for nearly a month.
The Dailv Nebraskan would like to know why there
have been no reports made to campus authorities. We would
like to know where the authorities are wno snouia De on me
watch for such incidents. And finally, we would like to know
when some action will be taken to stop these same incidents.
This is not an attempt to start a campus wide panic.
These reports have been too widespread to come from a
common source of hysteria. However, we anticipate an in
dignant rumble from the powers that be, with phrases such
as "adolescent imagination" and "rumor monger" thrown
One suggestion we would like to pass on to the campus
police comes from a reader. It has been said that if the
campus cops spent more time attending to their appointed
duties and less to worrying about the faculty or non-faculty
ownership of an automobile, matters might be handled dif
ferently. We would like to make a blanket criticism of the atti
tude toward this affair. Taking into consideration the na
tural reticence connected with this situation on the part of
the women involved, we cannot understand why the coeas
have not made an official complaint.
If this complaint has been made, we would like to know
why the various house mothers on campus nave not uikcii
it into their own hands to see that something is done.
And if the house mothers or the coeds have already re
ported the attacks, where are the police? This writer can
not believe that both law enforcement groups, campus and
city, would overlook the slightest mention of what could
possibly end in violence.
Until some positive action is taken toward the so-called
man in the blue car, The Daily Nebraskan would like to
make a few suggestions. We ask that any coed bothered in
any way call the city police immediately. This involves pick
ing up a telephone and asking the operator for the police.
. We ask the campus police to get on the ball. Coffee
drinking is all right, but a little attention to the campus
might help. lL ,
We ask any and all house mothers to make sure that
the coeds living in their residences report any molestations
at once. 7
The Daily Nebraskan believes that properttention and
publicity to this matter can clear it up. But silence and in
difference can accomplish nothing. A cooperative attitude
on everyone's part will bring to an end any and all such
incidents in Lincoln.
Dr. A. Johnson
Dr. Adelaide Johnson, of the
Institute of Psychoanalysis in Chi
cago, will lead the second inti
tute in new concepts of treatment
of delinquency to be conducted
Friday and Saturday by the uni
versity's social work school.
Being held at the Union, the
institute will be divided into three
sessions Friday afternoon, Sat
urday morning and Saturday af
ternoon. Social workers from
Iowa, Kansas, Wyoming and Mis
souri, a well as from Lincoln,
Omaha, Grand Island, Gering,
Loup City, North Platte, Dakota
City, Norfolk and Columbus will
Dr. Johnson will lecture at all
sessions. Besides her work with
the Institute of Psychoanalysis,
she has made a careful study of
treatment of delinquents at the
Institute of Juvenile Research. She
has been a guest lecturer in the
university graduate school of so
cial work for the past several
Chancellor R. G. Gustavson and
Dr. Johnson will speak at an in
stitute dinner to be held Friday
at 6:30 p. m. Honored guests will
be Dean Harold C. Leuth of the
school of medicine, Dean Robert
Goss of the graduate college, and
Dean Frederick K. Buetel of the
In Free Program
University Singers will present
their eighth "nnual Christmas
Carol concert in two performances
at 3 and 4:30 px. m. on Sunday,
Free admission cards for the
performance have been printed in
order that all attending will be
assured of a seat. These cards
are now available at the Union
office. Any student or faculty
member may secure as many as
The concert will be composed of
carols from various lands and
years. This concert will be the
first performance of the singers
this year and they will be di
rected by Dr. A. E. Westbrook.
keys and popcorn. Everybody
worked to get the meal ready, and
everybody ate until they re
sembled overstuffed chairs.
So successful was the feast, that
when the Chief proposed a toast
with his best aged-m-the-wood
kickapoo joy juice and asked that
they make it a yearly occurence,
everyone agreed heartily, and so
they did. And so we, do.
To The Faculty and Students of the University,
This is an attempt to bring to light, as impartially as possible,
the Actual "behind the scenes" actions of Kosmet Klub in selecting
candidates for Nebraska Sweetheart and a description of the discus
sions between the Klub and the sorority presidents and their advisor.
Since 1911, Kosmet Klub has obtained and upheld through the
years, a high standard of integrity. It has always been the policy of
this organization to maintain its existence aloof from politics.
Now in the Campus Clean-up Campaign, and by the letter ap
pearing in the Daily Nebraskan, November 13, 1946, the sororities in
attempting to combat the fraternity faction have linked Kosmet Klub
with the faction, to the discredit of the Klub.
Kosmet Klub this year, as last, and the years before the war,
maintained that the tradition of a Nebraska Sweetheart and Prince
Kosmet are as traditional as the revue itself. Since Kosmet Klub is
nonpolitical, it is bewildering to see any justification for one political
faction to attack another through it. Granted that the sororities have
reasons for disapproving of the present political situation and are
desirous of having political control more favorable to them, it is still
peculiar that this group, whose stated policy is clean politics on the
campus, should make use of the nonpolitical Kosmet Klub in their
war against the faction. Why was their attack directed against the
Nebraska Sweetheart and why did they delay their action until the
due-date for candidates to be filed with Kosmet Klub inasmuch as
some of the organizations had already submitted their candidates'
names to the Klub?
A four man committee of Kosmet Klub in a mediatory attempt
to continue the years-old tradition of a Nebraska Sweetheart openly
elected appealed to Mrs. Ruth Schmelkin, Pan Helenic advisor. It
was felt by Kosmet members that her views would be impartial, and
as a result of such a meeting an equitable and democratic solution
might be reached.
In the resulting discussion, it was discovered that neither the
advisor nor the sororities were against the continuance of choosing a
Nebraska Sweetheart, nor were they opposed to organized houses
putting up candidates provided the candidates did not compete in an
open election. This contention was reiterated at a later meeting of
the Klub and the 13 sorority presidents. On this occasion the Klub
offered various suggestions for a door election, including a plan
whereby the names of candidates would be withheld until the actual
balloting to insure the non-participation of any organized faction.
The sorority representatives still refused to enter candidates for any
open election. .
In view of the foregoing situation, the committee of Kosmet Klub
undertook to find affiliated and unaffiliated women who would con
sent to be candidates for -Nebraska Sweetheart. Some affiliated girls
stated that they desired to accept if Kosmet Klub was in a position
to assist them against disenfranchizement and persecution by their
respective organizations. Since .the Klub found that they could not
give such a guarantee they decided to continue the tradition of an
open election without affiliated candidates.
This letter is written for the purpose of informing the student
body of the efforts of Kosmet Klub to give the affiliated organiza
tions representation in the choosing of a Nebraska Sweetheart, and
to reiterate that the organization is not affiliated with any political
faction or party.
In spite of organized opposition, Kosmet Klub Friday night car
ried forward the time-honored tradition of choosing a Nebraska
Sweetheart by popular election. Signed,
(Indian Jhibst, WmiDWRh (Boija
Ohiqinaisi Jhank&qivinq (Banqusd
BY TOTTTE FIDDOCK
Next Thursday is Thanksgiving
the day everyone eats turkey.
It's been going on for a long time
in this country, and it all started
about 200 years ago.
A bunch of pilgrims (penguins
in disguise) sailed away from
England because the joker who
was king over there wouldn't let
them have one o'clocks on Friday
When they arrived here, they
had a lot of trouble with the In
dians, who liked to play cops and
robbers in the sagebrush. They
had to tamp on Plymouth Rock
and sneak out at night to catch
birds and rabbits for food.
White Men Hungry.
But when winter came, food
was pretty scarce and the May
flower boys were getting hungry.
So their leaders decided to have
a little chat with Big Chief Little-Ri'ng-Around-the-Bathtub
was the cause of most of the dif
ficulty. Now the Chief was a pretty
friendly fellow, and he hated to
see his only source of amusement
dying off for lack of food. It had
been a long time since anyone had
been afraid of him, and he got
a large charge out of seeing these
white men run when he stepped
out from behind a pile of beer
bottles all decorated with his
squaw's best lipstick.
He suggested that they have a
co-operative banquet and smoke a
pipe of peace. He and the men of
the Wampum Tribe would fur
nish the food, and the white men
would furnish the entertainment.
This sounded strictly all right
to everybody ( especially the boys
from the Rock, Plymouth, that is,
who had a few tricks of their
own to try. Besides, it had been a
long time since they had a square
meal, and they were desperate
enough to try anything.
The chief, he of the red skin,
and his tribe of Rover Boys ar
rived early on the Thursday morn
BY B. J. HOLCOMB
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ing of the banquet with wild tur-
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