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Vol. 48 No. 5 LINCOLN 8, NEBRASKA Wednesday. September 24, 1947
Nebraska Nisei Student
Continues Tolerance Plea
Ben Kuroki, the Nisei "Boy from Nebraska" who re
turned from four years' service as an air-force gunner to
find that the racial intolerance within military commands
was absent from civilian life and who attracted nation-wide
interest for his one-man struggle against it, will speak be
fore the opening YMCA meeting tonight at 7:30 in Temple
From Hershey, Neb., Kuroki
took part in 58 air missions in
both theaters of war, and was
awarded the distinguished flying
cross. His offensive against racial
discrimination began the first
night after his discharge when a
New York hotel refused him ac
commodation. He determined to
begin a fight at once.
His weapons were a series of
lectures throughout the lation
and an autobiographical account
of his encounters with discrimi
nation, "Boy from Nebraska,"
written in collaboration with
Combat Correspondent Ralph
Martin. The book stood on best
seller lists for many weeks.
Kuroki is now a student at the
He is majoring in journalism
in an effort to equip himself still
better to present his case against
intolerance. With his wife, a na
tive of Idaho, he has settled in
Lincoln 'to sweat out four years
of school," as he puts it Because
he poured his savings from army
wages and book sales into his tol
erance campaign, Kuroki is find
ing it necessary to work pait
time, as many others do.
While he labels his effort "a
thankless undertaking," he
strongly feels that "the struggle
must go on." Americans, he be
lieves, are now more friendly to
other racial groups, paiticulrly
Orientals, than they were two
years ago. "I have r.o regrets,"
he says, "about the last two years
of tours and working."
Don Crowe, program chairman
of the YM, announced that sll
university men are welcome to at
tend this meeting ani discussion
period. Ted Sorenson, president',
will lead group sinein?, and di
rect a short business meeting prior
to Kuroki s talk.
For Society Post
Applications for the position of
society editor on The Daily Ne
braskan should be submitted to
the school of journalism office by
5 o'clock Wednesday evening, ac
cording to Dake Novotny, Daily
Application blanks may be ob
tained today from the journalism
office in University Hall by any
students interested. Applicants
need not be journalism majors.
The Publications Board will
meet later this week to inter
view applicants for the editor
ship, Dr. W. F. Swindler, dhec
tor of the school of journalism,
has announced. The position was
vacated when former Society Eai
tor Tottie Fiddock was appointed
Students interested in working
as reporters on the Nebraskan
can still apply any afternoon this
week at the Daily office in the
Union basement. All reporters
will meet Monday afternoon at 3
in the Nebraskan office, Novctny
has announced. s
Seniors to Apply for Degrees
,Al Office of Admissions
Graduating seniors may make
application for degrees now at the
Office of Admissions, basement
f the Administration building.
Seniors planning to graduate in
January, June or August, 1948,
are asked to check credits and
graduation requirements la this
office between 10 ;&nd 3 any week
day or 10-12 Saturday mornings.
ts To Hear Fitzpatrick
To Obtain Activity
Student activity tickets must
be picked up before 5 p. m. Wed
nesday, athletic busines manager
A. J. Lewandowski announced.
Nearly 7,500 student tickets
have been sold according to in
formation from Lewandowski's
office. There are 37 tickets un
sold in the regular student section.
Sale of these tickets will resume
at 1 p. m. Wednesday in the lobby
ticket booth of the coliseum.
Organization of the university
debaters will begin at 7:15 p. m.
Wednesday, when Coach Donald
Olson meets with last year's de
baters and potential members of
the debating squads in room 201
Temple. Any student interested
in debate may attend this initial
Debate can be part of every
student's college program and be
come an important factor in his
life after college, Coach Olson
said. In connection with a thesis
written by Olson, to evaluate de
bate, a poll was taken among
past intercollegiate debaters from
The poll was answered by one
hundred and sixty-three former
Nebraska debaters representing
thirty-one occupations. The fol
lowing results were compiled
from answers to questions de
signed to evaluate debate for the
(1) Did debute help you In your present
Probably not 2
Probably yea 11
(2) Would you today advie any inter
ested capable peraon reicnrdleaa of
occupation to take debate?
Probably yea 20
In a separate tabulation of
questionnaires answered by law
yers, 100 advised people en
tering law to take debate and
87 advised any interested cap
able person regardless of occupa
tion to study debating.
A number of the people who
returned questionnaires wrote
comments as to what they thought
was the value of their debate
training. Tne most common val
ues listed were that debate taught
one to think clearly and logically,
to analyze carefully- and to ar
range ideas in an orderly fashion.
Society Plans Open House
The Delian-Union Literary so
ciety announced plans for an open :
house at 8 p. m., Saturday, Sept.
27 in the clubroom on the third
floor of the Temple building.
. All interested students are in
vited to learn of its plans for the
semester. Entertainment for the
evening will include music, danc
ing and refreshments.
Courteay Lincoln Journal.
talks tonight for tolerance.
Wind-Driven Power Device
Baffles An College Students
BY KEITH FREDRICKSON.
The latest project of the Ag
engineering department has
drawn many mystified glances
from students. A huge tower
which has been erected behind
the Tractor Test lab is indeed
reminiscent of an age which was
supposedly upon its way out.
Under the supervision of F. D.
Yung, research engineer in rural
electrification, and M. P. Brunig,
assistant professor in Agricultural
Engineering, the project is neing
conducted in co-operation with
Windcharger Corp oration of
Sioux City. "This is not an offi
cial test," cautioned Mr. Yung,
"We do not make a practice of
testing everything which we have
a request for. Our primary pur
pose is to obtain information on
The machine is the very to'est
thing in its field. From a 105
foot tower it supplies 115 volts
d.c. to a mammoth battery of 56
cells. The battery, along with
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CHIEF EXPERIMENTERS Professors F. D. Yung and M. P. Bru
nig discuss their latest power project, a mammonth windcharger.
At the left is the 56-cell battery which provides storage for the
power generated by the windcharger.
Have a Coed Counselor?
All new women students who
do not have a coed counselor big
sister and who would like to have
one are requested to sign the list
Chosen Banquet Speaker
Daniel R. Fitipatrick, Pulitzer prize-winning editorial
cartoonist of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, will be the fea
tured speaker at the annual fall journalism awards banquet
Oct. 9 at the Union, Dr. William F. Swindler, school of
journalism head, announced Tuesday.
Students who wish to complete
late registration and to change
class schedules should apply with
the assignment committee before
I Thursday evening in Grant Me-
morial hall according to G. W.
If there are still students who
wish to change their schedules
after Thursday it will be neces
sary for them to drop and add
in the usual manner thru the reg
Frocedure for drop and add
should take place in the following
order: The student should first
see his adviser and secure an add
and drop slip if the request is jus
tified. He should then go to the
assignment committee in Grant
Memorial where a final decision
will be made on all changes.
other instruments for rcgulaVng
voltage and amperage, is located
in the second story laboratory of
the engineering department.
A new design is also employed
to control the speed of the 12
foot, four-bladed propellor. The
new method utilizes a fly ball
governor which varies the pitch
on two of the four blades.
Data gathered on the experi
ment will be used for answering
questions on wind-driven power
plants, according to Mr. Yung.
The test is drawing power at the
rate of 120 k.w. per month which
is considered to be the amount
necessary to supply the average !
The new windcharger will be
able to furnish power to farms
beyond the reach of the REA
lines. Its predecessors have had a
maximum voltage of 32 volts and
have been practical only for lights
and a few small household ap
pliances. While the new machine
will not handle large motors, it
will be sufficient for irons, re
frigerators and small power tolls.
which will be posted on the bul
letin board in Ellen Smith hall
Wednesday and Thursday, c-
cording to Mary Dye, coed covin-
The banquet, which is for stu-
oems, iacuny ana all others in
terested in the School of Journal
ism, formally opens the year's ac
tivities for journalism students
and honors high scholastic
achievements of those who wete
beginning students in the school
during the preceding year.
Five of these students who have
made outstanding scholastic rec
ords during their first year in
journalism are awarded gold keys.
bearing the seal of the School of
Journalism. Winners are to be
announced at the time of the
Another feature of the program
this fall will be the formal in
stallation of a Nebraska profes
sional chapter of Sigma Delta Chi,
men's journalism group. The
undergraduate, chapter was re
vived last year after wartime sus
pension, and the state professional
chapter will be made up of
alumni who are now actively
practicing newspaper people.
Fitzpatrick, nationally famous
St. Louis cartoonist, won the
Pulitzer prize in 1926 for his work
with the Post-Dispatch. Mis car
toons have been exhibited in
various art museums, including
those in Philadelphia, St. Louis
and Paris, and will be shown in
Gallery B of the University Art
Galleries in Morrill Hall, Oct.
5-19. Professor Dwight Kitsch, di
rector of the galleries, has an
nounced. The public will thus
have a cha'nee to examine some of
Fitzpatrick's most famous car
toons in addition to hearing him
as a speaker on the journalism
Fitzpatrick, according to the
American Journal of Biography,
is constantly jabbing "a satirical
needle into politicians, racketeers,
war-crazy dictators or anybody
who sticks his neck out in this
mnd world. lie is the most out
spoken cartoonist in America and
one of the most widely rt pro
duced. His draawings are syndi
cated in 35 American newspapers
and have been greeted with vi
tuperation, argument or praise in
every country of the world where
newspapers and magazines are
So you want to be an a-tor?
Here's your chance: Play try
ouls for Moan of Lorraine," the
first major production of the cur
rent University Theatr- s.-ason,
will be held in Room 201. Temple
building, from 4 to S'and 7 to 9
p. m., Wednesday, and fi on 7 to
9 p. m., Thursday.
"All regularly enrolled students
of the University, wjio are tCrrA -astically
eligible, may appear in
the play," stated Dallas S Wil
liams, director. "If a student is
seriously trying for a role, he
should attend at least two of the
Sixteen men and six women
are in the cast of the Broadway
play which starred Ingrid Berg
man when it played in New York.
"Joan of Lorraine" is the storv,
significantly retold, of one of the
most controversial personalities 1.1
history. It will he pivscnled in
the Temple Theatre, Oct, 2a, 30,
31, and Nov. 1.
Playwripht Maxwell Anderson
has brought the Maid of Oi lcans
to the stage in a vivid and in
teresting style. He presents ias
theme, not as a heavy panorama
of history, but in teims of theatie
in the making.
"There are no small roles in
the play," observed Williams.
"Each offers the actor an oppor
tunity for penetrating fhaiattei
ization." CHESS CLUB
The University Chess Club wiil
meet Wednesday evenlnr. SfL
24 it 7:30 in Parlor Y or the Stu
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