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Sunday' April 16, 1950
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Tb Dally Nobraikao Is published by tb( MUdanta ot tht University or Ne
bnka wpnnlan of tudent' dswi and opimoui only. According to Artlcl II
of th By Laws govsmlng student publication and administered by th Board
ot Publications, "It la tb daolarad policy of tha Board that publications, under
Ita Jurisdiction shall ha (ras from tdltorlal censorship on th part of the Board,
or on th pari ot any member ot the faculty of th University but members of
tha staff ot Th Dally Nebraakan ar personally responsible for what they say
or do or cause to be printed. . '
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tot th eolleg year. M OO mailed. Bintd copy So, Published dally during the
school year eioept Mondays and Saturdays, vacations and examination periods, by
th Uatwslty of Nsbraeka under th supervision of th Publications Board. En
tend as second Class Matte at th Post Otflc in Lincoln, Nebraska, under Act
of Congress, March a, 1BT, and at special rat of postage provided for In ac
tion 1103, Act ot October S, 1917, authorised September 10, 1922.
Associate Editor j" " n2
Manaslns Editors Bvtic Kennedy, Gene Berg
N.ws Editors.:............. .Norma Chubhuck Poochl. KedtK.r.
Jerry Warren, Kent Axtell, Joan Krueger
Sports Editor ' Kimon Kabts.osi
Ag Editor J'jI..
eoclety Editor . Pat Wledman
Featur Editor . "T-fl
Photographer .' nans: lammers
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MlM Mewa Editor n J""e'r
Fee Increase ...
On Wednesday, April 26, between the hours of 9 and
10 a.m., University students will nave an opportunity vu
rinnlriA whether thev will armrove a fee increase for a city
UnioL addition, a new .Ag Union building and The Daily
Th Rojird of Resents on Saturday, April 8, decided
that if a majority of the students agreed to a fee increase
for these purposes, such an increase would probably go
Into effect. ,
In order to reach the greatest possible number of
students, an all-University poll will be taken during 9
o'clock classes on April 26. uver 4,uuu stuaenis are regis
tered for classes at this hour. Each instructor will pass
out ballots to his students during this class period only.
However, since approximately 3,000 students do not
have 9 o'clocks on Monday, additional polling booths will
be placed at central points on the campus. Any student
who is not in class will also have the chance to vote on the
The ballot will include only two items an increase for
the two Unions, and an increase for The Daily Nebraskan
If the increase is OK'd by students, it will amount
to $3.50, $3 for Union expansion and building and 50 cents
for publications. We feel that the need tor tnese aaaea
funds is exeat.
In the first place, our present Union facilities are far
from adequate. Additional recreation, office and dining
space is needed to give students the kind of Union they
Universities and colleges all over the country are con
structing new union buildings or new additions. Many of
them include bowling alleys, billiard rooms, studios, audi
toriums, barber shops, post offices, commuters lunch rooms
and many other facilities which provide students with en
joyment durmg their out-of -class hours.
But Nebraska's Union is far behind. The present
Union fee was set up to meet low pre-war costs. It is not
meeting the high costs of the present day. Depreciation
is taking an Increasingly large amount of money from the
Union budget each year. And the present facilities are
greatly overtaxed. A fee increase would help meet opera'
tional costs of the present building in addition to providing
funds for a new addition.
In the second place, a separate Union building on Ag
campus has long been a necessity. At the present time,
the Ag Union is crowded into the Activities building;, and
consists of a snack bar, game room, lounge and several
small offices. The proposed building, although small,
would offer Ag students other facilities which they need
for recreation and activities.
Since the University is located on two separate
campuses, it is obvious that Ag students are not able to
make use of city Union facilities as conveniently as can
city campus students. They need a separate Union build
ing to carry out their own activity and recreational affairs.
In the third place, additional funds for The Dailv Ne
braskan are necessary if it is to retain its present large
size, increased production costs and decreased advertising
contracts are putting The Daily Nebraskan in the red.
In other words, it is losing money, and unless the students
wish to pay more for their daily newspaper, it will go back
to its former tabloid size.
We have heard many favorable comments during the
semester on the new size of The Daily Nebraskan. Stu
dents and faculty members alike have said the paper is
worth reading now, because it contains more news and
features about campus life. For this we are more than
thankful. It was no picnic answering all the gripes of
students and organizations who felt they were not getting
adequate news coverage during the past three and a half
years. And the reason for inadequate coverage was a
paper tnat was too small.
But a large newspaper means laree production costs
jcosta which are not being met by the present 50 cents paid
by each student for The Daily Nebraskan. An increase
of 50 cents will insure the continuance of a paper which
tne students will enjoy and be interested in readme.
Many objections undoubtedly will be raised to the
proposed fee increase. But students first must realize that
additional Union facilities and activity services must result
from their own decisions.
The all-University poll will take place in exactly nine
days. It is our hope that the students of Nebraska uni
versity will vote "yes" on the proposal to increase funds
lor a union addition, an Ag union building and The Daily
To the Editor:
Very much has been written about. the. supposedly unfair exam
ination system here at the University of Nebraska. There probably
remains some things that will never be satd and should not be
said. However, I hope that what I have in mind will not follow
Criticisms, suggestions, advice, and demands pertaining to this
subject have filled many a column of The Daily Nebraskan during
the past weeks, but the true answer to the question Is still to be
stated, and, surprising as it may seem to some, is quite obvious.
The formula for the most fair, and educationally efficient,
examination system is simply this. First, abolish all periodic tests,
namely the controversial "final" and the "six week" examinations.
Secondly, and finally, require the teacher to give numerous exam
inations during regular class time, whenever and of whatever type
he chooses, without previous warning to the clays. Have It under
stood mat, pernaps, one of these tests would '-happen" during the
last weeR or two of the semester. Allow th-, instructor the privilege
of merely averaging the test grades for the student's final grade.
This plan will eliminate the primary student complaint for
there would be no "final." Cheating would be Impossible, for the
student would not know when the tests were to be held, or what
tney would include. Then, too, this system would do awav with
the need for cramming, which is of no educational value anvwav.
rurtnermore, it would be necessary for the student to review con
stantly, and an examination would be a true measure of a student';
acquired knowledge In all cases.
Sincerely and respectfully,
Gerald E. Matzke - ,
NU Press to Publish
Oliver Evan 9s Poetry
By Glenn Rosenqulst
"Young Man with a Screw
driver" is the title of a collec
tion of poems in book form
written by Oliver Evans, Uni
versity English professor, which
is currently being published by
the University of Nebraska
Tennessee Wililams, famous
poet-playwright, hai written
the forward to the collection,
which will contain 50 of Evans'
"Although flashes of poetic
genius are not abseut from this
volume," Williams says, "it is
not of a tortured or compulsive
kind ... It is illuminated with
out a sense of violence. The poet
himself is not ravaged. He lives
with his art instead of by and
for it, which is happier for him
and even, somehow, more com
forting to his listeners.
"The poetry contained In this
volume is not of the explosive
nor compulsive kind, nor is it
the work of a deliberately and
self-conscious professional man
of letters. For this poet, Oliver
Evans, belongs to the oldest and
purest tradition of his kind,"
writes Williams, who is perhaps
best known for his plays "A
Streetcar Named Desire" and
Of the 50 poems, Evans him
self likes "Elegy for Miss Cur
tis" and "Poem for the Atlantic
Ocean," which he describes as
some of his best work.
He does most of his writing
in the mornings as he has little
creative energy in the afternoon.
His teaching at the University
has taken a great deal of his
time lately and he says his re
cent literary output has been on
the spare side. Evans is also
well known in other fields of
writing besides poetry.
Ideas for poems come easily
to Evans but the writing of them
takes considerable time. After
the thought or first draft of a
pieece is conceived, it usually
takes several revisions before
the poem is finished.
"A poem is never really fin
ished," says Evans. "No poem
I F.fHtnrinl Rrip.fa
To be able to step out of the University into the top
position of a business obviously indicates that the student
is an individual of no ordinary ability. Ben Kuroki is a
student with just such qualities, and few more capable per
sons could fill the lob he is taking over. In June he will
become publisher of one of the state's older newspapers,
the York Republican. Kuroki's record certainly proves
that he is worthy of starting at the top. One of the most
highly decorated Japanese American G. I.'s of World War
II, Kuroki staged a one-man national speaking tour in the
interest of racial understanding. He not only took it upon
himself to make this tour, but he also financed it himself
with money he saved while flying 30 miMions in Europe
and 28 in the Pacific. If anyone were looking for an in
teresting subject for a book, Kuroki would be one of the
best, and his story is that which is told in "The Boy from
Nebraska." The book has sold over 10,000 copies, and
Kuroki used the proceeds to help pay for his lecture tour.
' It's not hard to recognize a leader, and the Nebraska
Council for Teacher Education has recognized the ability
of F. E. Henzlik, Teachers college dean. When Dean
Jlenzlik concluded a year as president of the council, the
rest of the members could find no better person to fill the
job again this year. The council's service to the state
amounts to a great deal of work and a corresponding
mount of benefits. It inspects the facilities oL all, 23 of
I ' 1 as teachers colleges. Members of the council at
i t to recruit teachers, develop pre-teacher training pro
frares, ttudy in training service, carry out research in
; orou3 fields and submit laws for the improvement of
c tLril facilities. i
Marilyn Vingers was named to
receive the Tassel outstanding
pledge award Friday night as 17
pledges were initiated into the
girls pep organization.
The award was made at the
annual Tassel initiation banquet.
Although Miss Vingers was
unable to attend the linner and
receive the award, her name will
be added to the Tassel plaque of
honor which she will keep for a
year. Miss Vingers was recog
nized on the basis of the work
she has done, measured by a
point system, and on her general
contribution to the organization.
During the after-dinner pro
gram, Tassels heard one of their
alums, Mary Russell, 1945 presi
dent. Miss Russell related her
experiences as a Tassel during
the war years.
Other speakers included Kath
ryn Rapp Clem, out-going presi
dent; Beverly Larsen, pledge
speaker, and Shirley Allen, new
ly elected Tassel president. Gifts
of appreciation were presented to
the Tassel alum adviser, Joy Hill
McCaw, and the faculty adviser,
During the . initiation cere
monies which concluded the eve
ning's activities, the following
girls became active members:
Phyllis Campbell, Marilyn Clark,
Marilyn Coupe, Barbara Dur
land, Sara Fulton, Jackie Hoss,
Dee Irwin, Beverly Larsen, Lois
Larson, Marilyn Lutz, Hattie
Mann, Joan Raun, Robin Ranch,
Beverly Reed, Barbara Roland,
Jayne Wade and Janet Zlomke.
Initiation complete a year of
work in Tassels for these girls.
They have maintained the neces
sary scholastic requirements and
have participated in a required
amount of Tassel activities.
Part of the evening's enter
tainment included a skit, "Spring
Fever,' 'and a Corn Cob con
tribution, "In the Spring a
Young Girl's Fancy . . ," The
Cobs who sang several songs,
both old and original, were Wes
Kohtz, Rex Pettijohn and Bob
Sim, dressed in Tassel uniforms
and bedecked with white "mop"
OLIVER EVAN S Publishes
book of poems.
can be finished because it would
then be perfect, and no poem is
absolutely perfect," he adds.
Evans' work follows a defi
nite style, but is varied in lorm.
He writes both free and classical j
verse, content or ins poems also
varies as is shown in the variety
of subject matter presnted in
"Young Man with a Screw
driver." Evans has led a varied and
colorful life. Born in New Or
leans, La , he did his undergra
duate work at Louisiana State
university and received his
master's degree at the Univer
sity of Tennessee.
Professor Evans did work on
his doctor's degree at Ohio State
and Vanderbilt universities. He
has also studied at Oxford uni
versity in England and at the
University of Milan in Italy.
The English professor's work
has appeared in every major
poetry magazine in the country
including such publications as
Harpers Magazine, Tomorrow,
Furioso, The Sewanee Review,
The Yale Review, Poetry Chap
Book, Poetry, a Magazine of
Verse, The Southwest Review,
and The Commonweal.
Two of the poems which will
apear in "Young Man With a
Screwdriver" are "Shakespeare
to His Researchers" and "Caft
teria Piece". Both have been
previously published in maga
zine form as have nearly half of
the poems appearing in the
Nhukesprar To Hie Rmsrarrhrrs
Tou do me. gentlemen, but little honor:
I was a poet, net a battlefield
Or stamp collection, and my words were
You cannot tell me now from my
Unlearn me then. Forget the classic
The solemn seminars and monographs,
Concordances and footnotes, feuds. For
That I am 8hafespeare, and that you
are a scholar.
Oive me such ear as you would caauel
Into a shori wherein a blacksmith betters
The sullen day Into smiting pattern
With strokes adroit and fiercely musical.
Clear, clear the dishes, wipe the table.
The line Is walling, and the line is long.
And everywhere within this waiting city,
Deftly, with horrible hospitality
Tables at being wiped, and beds and
Pilled and refilled hotel, hospital, hall,
Morgue, movie, subway: a rented exis
tence. There Is a fearful plague, whoie name
Roaming the city, lta carrier a clock.
BY GEORGE WILCOX
The Week In Review ,
Fifty million Chinese are re
ported to be starving in Com
munist Red China. Nationalist
officials in Formosa have de
scribed the current famine as the
worst in China's . history, and
said it affects more than 50 mil
Senator McCarthy continued
his vigorous attack on the state
department and was reattacked
by President Truman and others
who declared that "McCarthy is
the greatest asset to the Soviet
Union in this country."
In China, all plans have been
abandoned to remove some 2,000
Americans and other foreigners
from Shanghai by sea.
The trial of David Darlington
ended in a 22 minute deliberation
of guilty. Sentence will not be
given until after ten days pend
ing an almost certain appeal.
Darlington was charged with as
sault with Intent to commit rape.
Searchers . feared the worst
since no word has been received
from a missing Navy Privateer
believed to have been shot down
by Russian fighter 'planes over
Signs of the Times
GARMISCH - PARTENKIR
CHEN, Germany A 19-year-old
U. S. Air Force corporal was
quoted before a court martial as
saying he offered Soviet Russia
secret military information free
because "I believe in commu
nism." The prisoner is Corp. Gus
tav Adolph Mueller of St. Paul,
Minn. Two U. S. Army agents
testified Muellcir gave them
secret intelligence in the belief
they were Soviet agents and re
marked: "It is so easy to get
documents. Americans are very
WASHINGTON Even through
the United States State Depart
ment denounces Red China, the
Census Bureau reports that the
in goods to China and two mil
lion dollars to Formosa during
February. This evidently shows
that American business does not
believe in the non-recognition
policy of the state department.
Largest exports to Asia are: Ja
pan $33,900,000, India $18,
400,000, Philippines $17,300,000.
Imports in February were: Brit
ish Malaya, 19 million dollars;
India, 17 million dollars; Philip
pines, 14 million dollars; Japan,
9 million dollars.
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POTENTIAL COED COUNSELORS Freshmen (L to t.) Joan
Kruegei1 and Betty Dee Weaver sign up for the "Big Sister"
organization. Watching are (1. to r.) Carol Russell, Tish Swan
son, Elaine Elliot and Jean Fenster, vice president of the group.
Filings are open through Monday at Ellen Smith hall and at Ag
Union from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m.
Registration for Summer
Session Opens April 24
Evans likes Nebraska and
claims that he has done some of
his best work here. He finds it
a good place to work because of
the few distractions.
He contrasts his life here with
his life in New York City, where
he resided during the two years
prior to coming to Nebraska.
"Those two years I did not get
much done. New York City is
to distracting for a writer," he
Evans is well known among
poets in America today. He was
awarded a $1000 grant by the
Author's League of America last
year for his work in the poetry
Registration tickets for the
1950 Summer School session will
be made available the week of
April 24, when fall registration
Four sessions eight, 0six and
four-weeks sessions are offered
concurrently; the eight weeks
session wil be held from June 6
to July 28, and the six weeks ses
sion will be held from June 6
to July 14. A post session in
health education is .also offered.
Major emphasis is placed on the
eight weeks session during which
students may register for 8 or 9
semester hours of credits.
Registration procedures for
students already enrolled in the
University will be taken care of
during fall registration periods
the week of April 24, and during
the week of May 8. Students are
urged to complete registration
prior to June 7.
All undergraduate students en
tering the University for the first
time should apply to the Office
of Admissions for proper appli
cation forms. It is desirable that
applications for admission be
Students and faculty at the
Illinois Institute of Technology
are working on a new approach
to the problem of obtaining em
ployment for graduates. '
Under the supervision of the
placement director, three-man
teams of students visit medium
and small industries in the Chi
cago metropolitan areu to point
out qualifications of forthcoming
Representatives of a particular
BY ROD RIGGS
Talking about something un-1
usual u us iiuu xaguaru IS some
thing in the way of unusual
At, least, I hp.ve yet to see
someone piay ping pong with
himself, as Pagilaro is supposed
to do, ormake
a serve front.
Or play pfng'
from the table.
Of play ping
pong with six
balls at once.
been winner of
the n a t i o nal
the last three
exhibition tours across the coun
try as a regular habit.
Anyhow, even if you don't
know anything about ping pong,
it is worth the two-bits ad
mission to see him. So go on
up to the ballroom next Wed
nesday. Another big event eoing on at
the Union this week is the Mad
rigals concert Friday night.
According to Mr. Foltz, who
is directing the singers, the cus
tom of madrigal singing dates
back to the days of Merrie Eng
land, when a family would have
all the neighbors in for an eve
ning of singing. The idea was
to have music that was difficult
enough to present a challenge, yet
something that had a story to
it. For this reason, the songs
were usually love storys or
something of that nature.
So anyhow, the concert is to
be very informal. Mr. Folts
wants to stress the angle of real
ism in so far as the atmosphere
for the slnrinr roes.
Guess these two fine events
speak for themselves. Not nec
essary for me to say anything
more about them. Anyhow, this
spring weather's so nice and I'm
so tired ...
Ho hum . . . Drop, around!
Nine Ag Coeds
Phi Upsilon Omicron, home
economics honorary, initiated
new members this w-ek-end.
Sunday at 6:30 a. m. the fol
lowing girls were admitted:
Lieanor Erlckson, Joan Raun,
Alice Anderson, Shirley Miles,
Joan Skucimes, Joanne Engleke
mier, Betty Ann Kelso, Shirley
Wlnkleman and Eileen Dereig.
The home economics honorary
for second semester sophomore
girls and above has two req
uisites for membership. They are
that the girls maintain at least
an 80 average and that they be
Following initiation, a break
fast will be served at 8:30 a.m.
for the active chapter, new init
tiates and alumna. Recently
elected president, Norma Spo
mer, is in charge of the event
All University students are
urged to try out for nine one
act plays which will be produced
on the experimental theater
The plays will be directed by
Miss Maxine Trauernicht's class
in stage direction. Tryouts will
be held Tuesday, April 18, in
room 306, Temple building, at
3 and 7 p. m. About 15 male and
15 female parts are open.
The plays will be presented
May 11, 12 and 13 on the Ex
perimental Theatre stage in
Room 201, Temple. The plays,
which are both serious and com
"Happy Journey," "Finger of
God," "Joint Owners in Spain,"
"Monkey's Paw," "Suppressed
Desires," "Box and Cox," "Mak
er of Dreams "Riders To the
Sea," and "Sunday Costs Five
Anyone interested should con
tact Miss Trauernicht or attend
To Hear Lecturers
Dr. Julius B. Richmond, one
of the nation's foremost pediatri
cians, will be one of the prin
cipal lecturers at the University
College of Medicine's annual
refresher course for Nebraska
physicians, April 24 through 28,
Dr. Richmond, associate pro
fessor of pediatrics at the Uni
versity of Illinois College of
Medicine, will give three lec
tures on Thursday, April 27.
Other lectures and demonstra
tions will be given by Nebraska
The course, sponsored by the
college in cooperation with the
state maternal and child health
division, is offered without
charge to practicing physicians.
Its purpose is to give them an
opportunity to study and see new
techniques which have recently
been introduced. This year's
course is being given over to the
field of pediatrics.
field are sent to interview firms
in their field. They tell the pert
sonnel manager of the aims,
curriculum and courses covered
by the college. The interviews
help acquaint students withthe
job procedures. Each of the teams
calls on about ten companies
during the final semester.
AWS House Council meeting
at 4:45 p.m., Ellen Smith halL
Corn Cob meeting at S p.m..
Room 315, Union.
Arnold Society meets at 7:30
p.m., Military and Naval Science
German Club meeting at 7:30
p.m., Ellen Smith HalL
All Student Duion activities
workers report to Activities of
fice sometime Tuesday after
noon. All Alpha Lamba Delta mem
bers meet in Parlor Y, Union, at
Ninety-neven percent of driv
ers involved in automobile ac
cidents in the U. S. last year had
at least one year's driving experience
filed by May 20. Guidance exam
inations for entering sophomores
and freshmen will be held Friday
and Saturday, June 2 and 3.
For students applying for
graduate work, applications may
be obtained from the Dean of the
Graduate College and must be
filled out and filed by May 1.
Candidates for advanced degrees
must file transcripts of credits
at the same time.
Summer courses are equivalent
in method, character, and credit
values to those offered during the
regular school year. Curriculum
ranges from undergraduate
courses to graduate courses lead
ing to the master's and doctor's
degrees. A larger curriculum
than in previous years will be of
fered for the 1950 summer ses
Several workshop seminars
and clinics will also be offered.
Included are workshop seminars
in education under the direc
tion of Wesley C. Meierhenry.
They are open to experienced
teachers of all levels elemen
tary, secondary, and college.
Laboratory schools under the
direction of William H. Morton,
secondary education; and Ken
neth H. Freeman, Elementary1
education; will also be available.
These schools allow observation
for student teaching and obser
vation. All-University clinics under
the theme of "Is A Third War
the Only Answer?" will be held
during the periods of June 12
to 13; June 26 to 27: and July
Teachers Collf ge
Teachers College clinics under
the direction of Walter K. Besgs,
will be held during the period
of June 15 to July 24.
The Fine Aits prop nun for
summer session includes All
state and all-university sessions.
All-State is a University exper
ience in music, dramatics and art
for Nebraska high school stu
dents; and All-University offers
three special convocation pro
grams in music, dramatics, and
There will also be several soe
cial lecturers during the four
sessions. Some of the sneakers
will be Dr. Charles Malik, dele
gate of Lebanon, United Na
tions, and minister to United
States and Dr. Harry Burke, su
perintendent of schools, Omaha..
Beverly Deal, University soph
omore in teachers college, was
selected from a list of thirty
seven candidates to reign as "
"Rose of Deltasig."
She was chosen by members
of Delta Sigma Pi, professional
business fraternity, and was
presented at the fraternity's re
gional convention banquet Sat
urday night. Most of the sorori
ties on campus submitted pic-'
tures of girls to be judged.
Miss Deal was graduated from ,
Omaha Central in 1948. She is a
member of Alpha Omicron Pi
Girls 'chosen by the fraternity
to reign at regional conventions
automatically become eliiible to
compete for the title of national
'Rose of Deltasig." Th Judging
for the national contest s done
by two Hollywood stars, one of
whom is Dorothy Lamour this
year. Last year, the judging was
done by Garry Moore ind Betty
Ivy Day Singers'
All organized women' ' groups
planning, to participate . In the
annual Ivy Day sing should be
All groups who are going to
take part in the May 6 festivi
ties should send the name of
their director, an alphabetical
list of the singers, the name of
the song and expected help from
?lT2?e ut0 at Seibold- 54 No.
16th St., by Friday, April 21, The
three dollar entrance fee should
be sent to Barbara Best at the
If any organized women's
group, excepting honoraries, has
not received a letter, Miss Sei
bold should be contacted imme
diately. Additional information
may be obtained by calling Misi
Seibold at 2-7371.
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