The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 19, 1950, Page PAGE 4, Image 4

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    Wednesday, April 19, 1950
City Campus Offers Housing
To 800 Rodent 'Boarders'
Re-Hifls Cam
As tlie gentle, sweet flowing
Strains of "Five Foot Two, Eyes
of Blue" flow out of every con
ceivable place on campus, stu
dents are kept quite aware of
the latest fad at the University
It's not a preparation for a
mass migration to the Ozarks.
It's not an extension of a pro
gram of Cousin Minny Pearl.
Nor is it a "Return to the Simple
Life" movement It's just plain
Uke playing. And pwners and
players of the instruments be
come very indignant if anyone
even hints about the oddness of
About a month old now. the.
fad still finds students purchas
ing the things in soaring
amounts. One music store in
Lincoln has sold more than a
gross of the novelties since
No Limits
There don't seem to be any
limits or qualifications for a
person to learn to plav it. One
of the instruction books starts
out: "Almost anybody can learn
to play the ukulele." However,
when one ambitious; young
freshman tried to learn to play,
her unloyal roommate, after
hearing the unearthly sounds for
two weeks, concluded that there
are exceptions. It is well that
the book includes the word
almost." she concluded.
, The ambitions of the players
seem to be extremely high. All
feel that they will, in the near
future, be able to win an ama
teur night at some small town
theatre. Since the cost of trav
eling to a different town would
probably far exceed the booty
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FIVE FOOT TWO, EYES OF BLUE Ukulele players, and hope
fuls strum out tunes on just a few of many ukes available on
campus. Pictured are: (L to r.) Esther Zorinsky, John Dick, Betty
Pells, Mary Lou Flaherty, Gerry Kirk, Jeanne Smith, Bud Gerhart,
Paul Gaiter and Elliot Wagner.
of the prize (last or first), it is
suggested that the potential
rnaestros stick to the local con
tests. Despite the advertised sim
plicity of learning the contrap
tions, there are two specifica
tions (these are for the sole
purpose of protecting the player)
1. Tone deafness (that way you
can be immune to the sounds
that all others must hear): and
2. Insurance on the first finger
of the right hand.
Classrooms Left Out
So far, the only place barren
of the heavenly sounds are the
classrooms. Strangely enough,
the School of Music has not yet
mailed invitations to the uke
players asking them to become
majors in the art of music.
More than likely, the letters
would offer compensation if
they would keep out of the de
partment As for the distribution of the
noise-making boxes, the DG's
must find the music the most
soothing for they have 16 of
them in the houes. Only two
of all the sororities, the Tri
Pelts and the Thetas, lack hav
ing at least One of the ukes.
The Kappa Delts have four of
them .and the Gamma Phis, the
AOPi's and the Alpha Phis have
Single Rag Issue Costs
Two-Thirds of One
- Whenever a student picks up
sn issue of The Daily Nebraskan,
it is costing him a mere two
thirds of one cent.
At the all-University poll on
April 26 students will decide
whether having the present size
campus paper is worth one and
one-third cent each issue. That is
the amount of increase necessary
for The Daily Nebraskan to con
tinue in its present full size.
Th 60 cents a semester stu
dents pay for the paper, which is
included In the tuition- fee
package" paid by all students, is
insufficient to pay for the full
size paper. The enlargement of
The Daily Nebraskan this semes
ter has more than doubled the
cost of production. The total raise
asked to meet Uxa cost is $1 a
semester. . . . . .
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If the students decide by vote
that they are willing to pay one
pud one third cent per issue,
' is $1 a semester, the paper
v i continue in its present size;
fl in -.Jortty vote against the in
' the paper will again be
..i, n the committee on stu
t r"oUcsions was organized
. J. !, it was concerned with
1 ; ' m of making the cam-
r;ipf.r representative of
) . .'s on the campus.
.r to achieve this, the
three. The Alpha Chi's have
two .and all the others one.
But the coeds don't have a
monopoly on them. Nine of them
are found in the Sammy house.
The DU's claim six of them, and
the Phi Gams have five fel
lows with them. The Kappa Sig
house has four, and the Phi Psi's,
Betas, TKE's and Sig Chi's all
have three. Very few of the
fraternities do not have them.
Various kinds of the instru
ments are floating around. They
range from an almost cream
colored type to ones with ivory
on them against a darker back
ground. Regardless of the color
or appearance, all sound ap
proximately the same, especially
when the repertoire of num
bers is limited so often to "Five
Foot Two" and "My Bonnie Lies
Over the Ocean," the first piece
in most of the instruction books.
One rather amusing time
comes when two people decide
to play a number together. Then,
of course, the two instruments
must be turned together. And
that is where the trouble comes
in. The owners of the instru
ments may know how to hold,
strum and play the "theme"
song, chances are they have no
idea how to tune it. After
winding and unwinding the
strings up and down, the result
is generally horrible especially
"when the two commence to play.
"My Dog Has Fleas" is what
most players TRY to tune the
four strings to. That too, has its
variations. For music, the play
ers use everything from "play
ing by ear." to books and using
old music that has the uke
chords above the music. Some
of the copies of "Ain't She
Sweet," "Mississippi Mud,"
"Darktown Strutters Ball."
"Margie," "Show Me the Way to
Go Home" and others have the
chords above them. These are
songs frequently played by the
uke fiends. Also, most songs of
on the Gay Nineties can be played
onthe instruments. Many folk
songs and most cowboy songs
are also popular for this instru
Several of the music stores now
have tiny cases for the little
gems, but as .yet. these are lack-
il..'? from the campus.
The uke players become ex
tremely hurt when someone
asks them to play a piece, and
then say "But, I didn't recog
nize it." Contrary to what a lot
of people think, the uke merely
plays chords which harmonize
to the actual music and which
accompany singers. This is true
in most cases, and because of
this, it is possible to acquire a
large repertoire in not too long
a time.
The only consolation for the
uke "haters" is that there are
only two months left. But in
that time, from all present indi
cations, many will be converted
to the "uke appreciating" side.
committee decided to enlarge the
paper to its present seven col
umns. With the added space the
committee felt that more ade
quate coverage of news and
views of the student body could
be had.
If sufficient funds are avail
able next fall, additional im
provements in the paper will be
made. An increase in the num
ber of cictures is planned, and
it is possible that wire service
will be added to bring students
more news of national affairs.
$4,000 Deficit
The ' increased costs h'ave
caused an estimated loss of more
than $4,000. This deficit is being
met by money earned by the
paper in previous years and' de
posited in the student publication
Organizations which depend
chiefly upon The Daily Nebras
kan for the all-important publi
city, comment that the increased
coverage is appreciated. Staff
members know hoxr difficult it
is even to mention the many ac
tivities which take place on a
university campus when there is
not sufficient space. And ade
quate coverage is Impossible in
a iablcld paper.
; The price of the Increase is
the cost of ten cokes a semester.
Whether students decide the
nev'gpaper is worth this, will be
decided April 28.
Animals are not a monopoly
of the Ag campus. The Univer
sity houses collections of live'
stock in the basement of several
city campus buildings.
The animals are the white
rats, mice, rabbits, guinea pigs,
and hamsters used in scientific
research. The rodents number
Perhaps best-known is the col
lection in Bessey hall, kept for
the benetit of the zoology de
partment. Aside from the pick'
led-in-formaldehyde collection,
some white rats are maintained
at the present time for such
classes as parasitology. , Insuf
Teachers College
Offers Aviation
The Teachers College of West
em Michigan College is offering
a new course in aviation this
semester for' all students train'
ing for a teacher's certificate.
The new course is designed to
introduce aviation and show its
place in elementary education
and secondary curricula.
Flight time and field trips will
enliven the course. Students who
have never flown will have a
chance to pilot a light plane, and
trips to nearby aviation instal
lations will include one to Chi
cago Municipal airport.
In addition there will be time
to construct such aviation in
struction aids as model airplane
mock-ups information files, and
specific data for the students
teaching specialty.
Ribbons Help
Pay E-Week
What are those ribbons with
the big block letter "E" on
them? That's the question Uni
versity students will be asking
again this month.
The ribbons are another of the
traditions of Engineer's Week.
They have been a part of the
week for so long that no one
seems to remember just when
the sales of ribbons were started.
Old records make mention of
them as long as twenty-five
years ago. The indications are
that they were used at that time
for identification of engineering
students at the annual field day.
In recent years, however,
they have played a much more
important part in the success of
Engineer's Week., The revenue
from the sale of 'the ribbons is
used to defray all the incidental
expenses which arise from so
large an undertaking.
Sales Give Points
Points in the competition are
given to the department selling
the greatest number of ribbons
on a per capita' basis.
In the competition in the past
two years the chem e's have
won handily. In both years they
sold not only the greatest num
ber of ribbons per capita but
also the greatest number of rib
bons. Last year was the biggest as
far as the sale of ribbons was
concerned. There were 3,728
ribbons sold, as compared to
1,686 in 1948 and 365 in 1935.
The ribbons will go on sale at
7:30 a.m., Monday, April 24.
They will be sold all over the
campus until 5:30 p m. Wednes
day, April 26, when the com
petition willclose.
All YW Members
To Meet Today
The spring all-membership
meeting of YWCA will be held
this afternoon, April 19, at 4:30
p. m. in Ellen Smith hall. An
annual event, the spring mass
meeting is one of the few occa
sions during the year where the
entire organization has the op
portunity to meet together. Elec
tion of the new advisory board
will be held.
Included in the program is
a topic which is of, interest to
everyone marriage. A movie
designed to promote discussion
on personal traits of perspective
spouses will be shown,
Mary Hubka and Alice Jo
Smith will lead the discussion
about summer opportunities in
national parks. Both girls worked
at Estes park last summer.
"Y" members will be given
details of the training confer
ence for YW and YM to be held
April 28, 29, and 30 at Midland
College, Fremont,
ficient space keeps the number
of animal boarders low.
Rat Mentality.
In the depth of the Social Sci
ences building, W. J. Arnold, as
sistant professor of psychology,
is studying the mentality of rats.
He maintains a maze and other
equipment that is commonly
used in experimenting with ani
mal psychology. Arnold's cur
rent research deals with the ef
fect of X-ray radiation on the
brains of rats.
He cooperates with Dr. J. Mar
shall Neely, who exposes the rats
to the necessary X-rays. Arnold
states that research in this line
has .not been carried on long
enough for observers to reach
any conclusions.
Pharmacy Collection.
The largest collection of ro
dents is housed beneath the
pharmacy building. A quick cen
sus disclosed that something like
600 white rats, 200 white mice,
five guinea pigs, nine rabbits,
and four hamsters are being used
by the physiology and pharma
cology departments at the pres
ent time. The count of the pro
lific rodents changes rapidly..
Mastervof the caged world is
John Ernst, who has a full-time
job caring for the animals. He
was hired in 1947 and has been
busy since, undisturbed except
by a few professors and a hand'
lul of students. When full classes
work with animals, the rats and
their kindred are removed from
the cage department for study,
Cocker Spaniel.
Ernst's full-time companion is
his cocker spaniel "Captain." At
one time, according to his mas'
ter, Captain cornered a rat that
had escaped from its cage, and
held it unharmed until it could
be re-caged.
In addition to being care
taker in the rat department.
John Ernst raises pigeons for a
hobby. He works with both the
homing and "oriental frill" types
of show birds. Ernst has partici
pated in pigeon shows across the
nation and is a member of six
pigeon-fancier's organizations. A
boyhood hobby of raising guinea
pigs helped prepare him for his
Dairy Group
Sets Judging
Contest Date
Varsity Dairy club's annual
student judging contest will be
held Friday and Saturday, April
21-22 on Ag campus.
Dairy products judging will
take place at 5 p. m. Friday in
Dairy Industry. The cattle fudg
ing contest will begin at 7:30 a.
m. Saturday morning at the
Dairy barn. "
The Dairy club awards rib
bons to the - top men iin both
contests. In addition, a variety
of prizes are being given the
winners by the local Lincoln
The contest this year will lay
stress on education in the field
of dairy cattle and products.
Milk, butter and ice cream
will be judged by the "taste
test." in the dairy products con
test. According to James Yoder,
chairman of the committee in
charge, the contest will take ap
proximately one hour to com
plete since reasons will not have
to be given by contestants.
Judge Taste
The men judging the dairy
products will pass judgment en
tirely upon the taste and other
characteristics of the samples.
Breeds to be judged at the cat
tle judging contest will be Brown
Swiss, Jersey, Guernsey and
Holsteins. The program will be
divided into eight classes con
sisting of cows, bulls and heifers.
Oral reasons will be given or!
only two of the classes, says
Charley Fairley, contest chair
man. "Some of the classes will
be judged on type alone and
others, will be judged on type,
production and pedigree," com
mented Fairley.
The dairy cattle judging this
year was designed to give prac
tical experience to men with
limited experience in picking out
animals for foundation breeding
. Contribute Prizes
The contests are being active
ly sponsored by the local dairy
interests, who, besides contrib
uting prizes for place winners,
will award trophies to the top
These trophies, along with the
prizes, are currently on display
in show case on second floor of
the Dairy Industry building.
A practice judging session will
be held in dairy industry hall on
Thursday afternoon for any in
terested men. The principles of
dairy products judging will be
reviewed and demonstrated at
this time.
Winners at the affair last year
were Jack Sander. Joe Havelka,
Bill Moore. Charley Fairley and
Dean Whitmore. Sander was last
year's high man in the contests.
Havelka won the Jersey judging
division, Moore took first in
Guernseys and Fairley won top
honors in the Holstein division.
Whitmore won the dairy prod
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Rat Studies.
Among experiments currently
being carried on with the rats
are studies . of vitamin diets,
glandular studies and observa
tions on the effect of antibuse on
rats. The last, a recently-discovered
drug that combats a de
sire for alcohol, is' being studied
by Dr. Harold Hoick, professor
of pharmacology.
Care and feeding of the labor
atory menagerie is very strictly
carried out. As proof of sani
tation procedure, Ernst proudly
states that no diseases or para
sites have appeared among his
Unique among the many ani
mals are the four hamsters,
sometimes called- "little golden
bears." Like bears, they hiber
nate. Hamsters stand out be
cause they are completely odor
less, a quality which adds much
to their lovability.
All in all, things are pretty
quiet with John Ernst, his dog,
and his 800 rodents.
Beef Researcher to Speak
At Annual Feeders1 Day
Plans are nearing completion
for another Feeders' day at Ag
college Friday. April 21. There
will be programs for both men
and women.
Prof. William J. Loeffel, chair
man of the animal husbandry
department, who is in charge of
arrangements, said highlight of
the event for the men will be a
talk by Dr. R. T. Clark. Dr. Clark
is in charge of beef cattle re
search in the U. S. department
of agriculture at Washington,
D. C. He is slated to speak dur
ing the afternoon at . an indoor
The evening of Feeders' day
will be highlighted by the honor
ing of Sam McKelvie, Valentine
publisher and rancher. McKelvie
who is also a former governor of
Nebraska, will be honored by the
Block and Bridie club's Honors
Day banquet .. - . .
X-Disease Talk "
The morning Feeders' day ses
sion will open at 9:15. Speakers
include C. T. Blunn, T. W. Dowe,
C. H. Adams. John Matushima
and L. E. Hanson, all researchers
in the animal husbandry depart
ment. In addition to the speech by
Clark, the afternoon session will
teature a discussion of X-disease
by Dr. Carl Olson, jr., head of
the animal pathology department.
Other speakers will include
Prof Marvel L. Baker, associate
director of the Nebraska experi
ment stations, on the effective
use of pasture in beef cattle pro
duction, and Prof. M. A. Alexan
der, on sheep 'breeding research.
Home processing of lard will
be featured during the women's
portion of the Feeders' day pro
Miss Florence Atwood. state
home extension leader, said the
meeting is designed to encourage
women to use the abundant Ne
braska product in their own
kitchens, with instructions for
practice use.
Discussion Speakers
Speakers at the discussion will
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WHITE ELEPHANTS Bill Dugan and Pat Beechan seem puzzled
as to thinking up a sales campaign to get Tid of a "wnite elephant."
However, the two will not have such a big problem, in managing
the sales campaign for Builders' 1950 Calendars. The remainder of
the Calendars, which were not sold at the first of the year, were
put on sale Tuesday for half price. They are selling at two for
98 cents or 50 cents each. They are on sale at a booth in the Union
include Charles Adams, Dr. Jose
phine Brooks and a representa
tive of a meat packing firm from
How to remodel old furniture
into household assets will be
demonstrated by Miss Evelyn
Metzger, assistant professor of
home economics.
The reasons Nebraskans should
be proud of their state will be
outlined by Mrs. C. Petrus Peter
son of Lincoln. She will present
a talk on "There is No Place Like
Music will be furnished for
the program by Ag college stu
dents under the direction of Mrs.
Altinas Tuliis.
Finance Students
To Vie for Prizes
Two hundred and fifty fi
nance students from 50 univer
sities are competing for prizes
totaling $900. They are being
offered by the Pierre A. DuVal
The prizes of '$500, $300 and
$100 will be awarded on the
basis of greatest appreciation
and best dividend return for the
investment of a theoretical $25,
000 over a one-year period.
"A careful study of the first
reports made by students in
dicates that the majority pos
sess more than a theoretical
knowledge of investments," said
Pierre A. DuVal, president of
DuVal's Consensus, the "Read
er's Digest of Financial Advisory
Among the institutions repre
sented in the contest are Har
vard, New York University,
Yale, University of Southern
California, Princeton and many
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New Sigma Tau
Officers Named
New officers of Sigma Tau,
honorary engineering fraternity
were elected last month.
Serving as the new president
is James Stoddart. Ed Bartunek
was elected to the position of
vice president. . Sid McVicker
Nolan Jones will hold positions
of recording secretary and cor
responding secretary respec
tively. Historian is Clarence
Retiring president of the hon
orary engineering organization
is Kent Tiller.
Students Receive
Pay at Connecticut
A new wage rate schedule for
students which ranges from 55
cents to 75 cents an hour, and
which will be retroactive to Feb.
1, has been announced by the
placement office at the Univer
sity of Connecticut.
According to the placement of
fice announcement, the new
schedule does not mean that
every student on the campus will
receive a pay increase since no
additional fluids for the st'ident
payroll are available in the cur
rent budget. Any increases given
to students will be apportioned
from money already allocated to
various departments.
Based on job analyses, the
rate set for each job is a mini
mum so that a department head
may vary the date up to the as
signed amount. The new rate
schedule does not affect the
number of hours a student may
work per week.
Even the Nebraska coaches
paid to watch the two teams in
action, Coach Bill Glassford
said. The proceeds of the game
will go into the grants-in-aid
fund which pays tuition for
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