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rt,tor i.... FrttI Simpson
a .1,1. i VAiiZi . Susie Keed
ManEdl?oV Kennedy, Gene Berg
ijfw. Editors Norma Chubbuck, Poochie Redlger.
news jmuhot..... Jgrry Warren Kent Axteu, Joan Krufger
Sports Editor .... Kimon KarahatBOK
, ' Keith O'Bannoh
Assistant Builneu Manager. Ted
Wight Newa Editor
Union Questions . . .
Additional questions have been brought to our atten
tion concerning Union expansion. And since no one has
felt it necessary to express his opinions through The Daily
Nebraskan Letterip column, we will attempt to answer
some of the student queries
A problem which still seems to be bothering students
concerns the need of a Union addition and a new Ag Union
before other classroom buildings are constructed on the
campus. The questions are running something like this,
''Why' should we spend our money for a new Union? I
think we need a new music building or a new Temple
This question has been answered several times in pre
vious editorials, but we will attempt to clarify it once again.
Buildings such as the music college, Temple, Andrews,
Burnett, Social Science and Morrill hall are constructed
and financed by Nebraska tax money. They are financed
by the budget which is appropriated to the University by
the .state legislature. And any building which is used for
actual classroom or laboratory purposes is built at the
discretion of the Board of Regents only.
These buildings are not financed by the tuition fee
paid by each student at the beginning of every semster. But
the Student union is imancea Dy money xaicen irom me
activities allocation which
tuition fee. It is not a classroom building, which means
" that the Board of Regents cannot authorize Union con
struction unless the students themselves approve a raise
in fees which will cover the cost.
This is exactv what happened 12 years ago. Students
at that time decided they would pay three dollars for a
new Union building. If they had not made this decision,
the present Union would never have been constructed.
Another opinion concerns the housing of a billiard
room in the proposed addition. Evidently some students
feel that a billiard room woud
might give a "beer hall" flavor
question will probably seem a little humorous, out to others,
it may have a definite bearing on their attitudes toward
In the first place, the
a 1 a '11 1
a say-so as to wnat wui De inciuaea in me proposed wing.
They will have an opportunity to choose the recreational
facilities which they most desire. And if it is at all possible,
within the space of a new wing, Union directors will con
form with student wishes. If students want a billiard room,
bowling alleys, or other game facilities, every effort will
be made to include those facilities.
In the second place, many other Unions throughout
the country have billiard rooms. Many people naturally
associate billiards and pool with beer. But on the other
hand, many homes, clubs and lodges contain billiard and
pool tables without losing the respect of citizens in their
communities. We doubt if the Union will be considered a
"beer hall" if it offers a few billiard tables for some good,
A third question concerns the old problem of Barbs
vs. Greeks. Some Barbs have said that the Union benefits
Greeks more because they
and activity spaces. And some
fit more, because the Union
pus where they can go for meals, recreation and relaxation
We fail to see any reasoning in either of these areu
merits. True, the Union is ideal for Barb eating facilities,
recreation and relaxation. But the activities are alwavs
available for their participation. And it is true that Greeks
are the most frequent users of office and activity spaces.
But the dining rooms, lounges and game rooms are alwavs
available for their use. The Student Union is not a matter
of whether Greeks or Barbs use it more, but a matter of
what it will offer to all students enrolled in the University.
A new Student Union addition and a Union building
on Ag will cost each student only three dollars more rer
semester. Three dollars is a lot of money, but is it really
such a tremendous sum when one considers the cost of a
Saturday evening date to the movies, restaurant or dance ?
we reel that the benefits received by University stu
dents from the construction of needed Union facilities for
many years to come will far
Morrill hall is again open to students and faculty
members who are interested
art. Four separate exhibits are now on display, free of
charge. One is an exhibit of photographic enlargements of
medieval European manuscript paints, chiefly religious
work, dating as far back ' as 860 A.D. Another 18-piece
display includes work done by Drake universitiy students
during the past year. A third exhibit contains 60 block
Hints, representing the work of 13 American artists. The
ast display shown includes the 11 art works recently pur
chased from the Nebraska Art association's sixtieth an
nual exhibition. Art from the past and the present, the
work of students and those who have devoted their lives
to art, fills the Morrill hall galleries.
It Isn't the students who
asKea to pledge university honoranes. It is those mdivid
uals who are taking their education seriously and who de
serve this form of recognition
ranks of higher scholarship.
ana me 4.J engineering students who have been pledged to
Pi Lambda Theta and Sigma Tau can be proud to receive
the honor which goes with joining such organizations.
Opportunities can't come
XaJ:3 that which the university madrigal singers will pre
f - nt Friday evening. Under the direction of David Foltz,
r fingers will put the words of 17th and 18th century
. i y to words when they gave their concert, "An Eowres
, creation m Musicke. Audiences will not think of the
"Jr? as a performance, but rather as a leisurely gather
.' " c I fricnd3 to enjoy thi3 delightful music of the past
Randolph, Jac Cohen. Chuch Burme ster
brought to us from second
is included in each students
be undesireable, because it
to the Union. To many, this
students themselves will have
V 1 1 Jt J ! .
are the ones who use office
Greeks say that Barbs bene
is the best nlace on the cam
outweigh the value of three,
in the most varied forms of
lag behind in grades who are
who are invited to join the
The 43 Teachers college coeds
too often to hear a program
By Patricia Marvin.
In these unfortunate times
when our language is being
shaped and made for us more
by technologists and psychiatrists
than by poets, it is good to read
a novel such as Elio Vittorini's
"In Sicily." This short novel, the
first of Vittorini's to be pub
lished in English translation in
America, was written in the
Italy of 1937 when Sicily was
under the tyranny of the Fascist
boot, and is therefore to be read
with this in mind. Because of
the nature of his society, certain
ideas and persons in the novel
had to be veiled to pass the cen
sorship, but these devices are
easily understood by the dis
The story begins and progresses
in a simple manner. Silvestro,
a linotyper, living1 in the north
of Italy, wearied and haunted
by the "abstract furies" and by
his sense of the "doomed human
race," prepares to send his an
nual birthday card to his mother
in Sicily, the only contact he
keeps with his family and with
his past since running away
from home at the age of 15.
But before he completes this
routine, a letter comes from his
railroad station-master father,
telling Silvestro that he has left
his mother for another woman,
presumably to follow his life
long desire of becoming a
Shakespearian actor. Silvestro
then takes the birthday card to
his mother in Sicily, and re
turning to the land and people
of his childhood, is heartened by
the people there who also are
concerned for their outraged
world and for humanity.
In a sense, Silvestro's Journey
is the only event in the book;
the three days and nights he
spends with his mother and the
people of the mountain village
represent an extended conversa
tion, as he says in the epilogue.
From the time he boards the
ferryboat for his island home,
the mountains, the sulphur
mines, the call of crickets, the
malaria, the roasting herring on
the brazier, and the chickenry
all the things he has seen and
eaten and heard in his child
hood slowly take their places
in his memory.
But most important are the
people he meets the great,
blond, blue-eyed Sicilian who,
riding on his great horse surely
looks like a king, and who is
concerned continually with his
conscience and his "other du
ties," (Silvestro calls him the
Great Lombard) Silvestro's
mother, the small shriveled
woman wearing a red shawl and
big men's shoes, who is at once
the spirit of woman, of the
mother, of life and concrete re
ality, and whose pride of her
own father and love for her hus
band Ret mixed in her mind
with Silvestro's concept of the
Great Lombard and finally,
Calogero, the Knife-Grinder,
who brings Silvestro into the
company of the other men who
Would fight the Injustice, human
outrage and indignity they see
around them. The deeper mean
ing of these characters was read
ily perceived by Vittorini's Ital
ian readers, when during the
war, the leaders of certain bands
of partisans adopted such names
as the "Great Lombard" and the
"Knife-Grinder" from Vittorini's
It is rather difficult to deter
mine Vittorini's "literary ances
tors." Ernest Hemingway, In his
introduction to the book, is en
thusiastic about his directness of
style that somehow reminds him
of rain come to a dry and dusty
earth. In matters of style, form
and substance, this novel owes
a debt to Hemingway's works,
perhaps more to his earlier
works than the later ones.
advocacy of democracy was
based upon his belief that the
democratic society, with all its
faults, could still provide the In
dividual with the personal free
dom necessary to the fulfillment
of his being, to the establish
ment of his personal identity in
a chaotic and spiritually mori
Silvestro's return to his mother
repeats this pattern, but in a
larger sense, he and the others
are attempting to escape the de
cay of the whole Italian and Si
cilian society, which is In reed
of returning to the fundamentals
of the "earth mother," of
Because the realistic portrayal
of character tends to blur toward
the end of the book and a kind
Home Ec Club
To Hear Editor
Carol Wempe, homemaking
editor of the Nebraska Farmer.
will be the guest speaker at the
Home Ec club meeting Thursday.
The meeting will be in the Home
Ec social parlors at S p.m.
Miss Wempe was assistant
homemaking editor for two years
previous to her present meeting.
She is a graduate of the Uni
versity and also attended Kan
Her topic will be "Home Eco
nomists in Journalism." She also
plans to tell about her own job
and the courses advisable to
home ec journalists.
In addition to the talk by Miss
Wempe, Home Ec club members
will also discuss the trip to Kan
sas State campus planned for
Saturday, May 13, The group
plans to take a tour of the Kan
sas State home ec departments.
THE -DAILY NEBRASKAN
gjaimnwr Mr JaiiigH' ff
of Kafka-esque dream-vision
takes its place (probably in or
der to realize the novel as a
parable) the resemblance to the
Hemingway character - type also
blurs. It is questionable whether
or not this is a serious defect
in the form of the novel, but lit
tle of the purity, simplicity and
poetry of the language is lost.
Vittorini studied English in
order to read in the original his
favorite book, "Robinson Cru
soe," and became so proficient
at it that he undertook profes
sional translations of Faulkner,
Eliot and Hemingway, It is to
be conjectured that each of these
writers has in some way con
tributed to his style and thought.
Unquestionably, "In Sicily"
remains one of the most forceful
and impressive of the new Eu
ropean novels, not only for its'
affirmation of what may be
vaguely termed humanity, but
also for the great number of pas
sages which show a writer who
has successfully and artfully
fused together form and feeling
into a meaningful whole.
Humanities group to meet at
7:30 p. m. Thursday in room 204
in Morrill hall discussion of the
Renaissance period.' y
Delta Sigma Rho meets Thurs
day at 5 p. m. in room 203 of
Kosmet Klub workers to meet
in Klub room at 7 p. m. Thurs
day. IUCF will meet in room 315
of Union ,at 7:30 p. m. to hear
Dr. Gavin Hamilton and Clyde
UN Dames to meet Thursday,
April 27, at 8 p. m. in Ellen
Kappa Alpha Mu dinner meet'
ing in Union Thursday at b p. m.
4-H to meet in Ag college Ac- j
tivities building gymnasium j
Thursday at 7:30 p. m., craft shop j
in Ag Union Thursday at 7:30 .
Gamma Alpha Chi will not
meet this week. Ad sales should
be turned in to Dr. Swindler.
Cecil to Present
Concept April 30
Joseph Cech, concert pianist,
will make his first appearance at
Nebraska Sunday, April 30, when
he presents a concert in the
nis concert win oe one in ai
series of piano artists who have
appeared in the Union during this
year. It will be sponsored by
the Union music committee,
headed by Rod Riggs.
Cech, who is a brother of Henry
Cech, Husker basketball player,
tours several universities and
cities each year. Durmg the re
mainder of the year, he runs a
piano conservatoire in Chicago.
Known for his concert style,
Cech made his formal debut in
Chicago. He has been making
tours throughout the United
States for the past ten years.
All-Male Yell Squad..
(Continued from Page 1.)
Squad Advisory board will se
lect the members. Requirements
are the same as those for' par
ticipation in other campus ac
tivities. One unique feature of the new
system, points out Connelly, is
the training program. Very few
schools have such a program; of
the 15 schools polled, seven of
fered training. The Innocents ex
plained that such a training
system would "help make Ne
braska's squad the finest in the
midwest, and that is the goal.
The planned training period
will continue from the time of
the squad's selection thru the
entire year under the supervis
ion of both the gymnast and
Potsy "Clark, athletic director,
has stated that he feels the re
organization is "the best move
towards promoting a unified
squad and successful cheering
section since he has been at the
University." He says that he is
highly in favor of the new plan."
Reasons for Change
Reasons given by the commit
tee for the decision to have an
all-male squad include: The
greater .opportunity for the
members to be trained and work
out under a gymnastics coach
and better chance to train the
men, especially in tumbling; the
better chance for the squad
members to become acquainted
with the team by visiting the
locker and dressing rooms; less
trouble about taking outstate
trips; and the probability of a
more flexible squad.
Another change in the present
system is the new awards to be
given to the squad upon comple
tion of the season. The Yell King
will receive a letter sweater and
letter: tSophon1ore members will
be awarded numeral sweaters,
Since junior members will al
ready have won sweaters, no ad
ditional awards will be presen
ted to them.
Out ot Town Games.
At least one cheerleader will
be sent to each out-of-town
conference game. Traveling ex
penses will be met by the Ath
letic department upon approval
of the Advisory board. This de
To Hear Dr. Bliss
-" Dr. Cecil H. Bliss' D.D.S., prac
ticing dentist from Sioux City,
la., will be guest speaker at a
program sponsored by the Junior
American Dental association,
Monday at 7:30 p. m. in Love
"Developing a Pleasant Per
sonality" will be Dr. Bliss' topic.
He will speak principally on the
importance of acquiring accept
able personal qualities and their
influence on success.
- All dental students of both the
University of Nebraska and
Creighton are irfvited.
BY GEORGE WILCOX
Air Clashes Cause Concern
Washington The possibility of
further s o v i e t-American air
clashes along the uneasy front
of the cold war in Europe is be
ing carefully studied by top of
why the Rus
ly shot down
a U.S. Naval
plane in the
ed but doubt
that they will Wilcox
receive Soviet assurances that
no such thing will happen again.
Knowing full well that the
Russian reason is mysterious,
several possibilities as to why
the shooting incident occurred
are speculated. One is that the
Soviet government has deter
mined to try to close the Baltic,
a key Russian defense area on
its eastern shores, to American
flights and has resorted to an
act of terror to accomplish this.
Another possibility is that the
Russians sent out fighters to in
vestigate the American plane
even though It was over inter
national waters and that one of
the fighter pilots fired in a "trigger-happy"
moment. A third
possibility is that Russian fight
ers fired in order to cause the
big plane to land and thus learn
about secret American instru
ments aboard the plane.
The next American moves are
based on the assumption that
United States is up against a new
aruj tougher development of
Russian anti-Amefiean policy,
However, the Baltic incident
has resulted in two important
developments in Washington
One, it has tended to heal the
breach in bipartisan foreign pol
icy. Two, it rallys strength be
hind the growing movement of
build up the air force. Also, one
important senator is oreparing a
resolution to arm all American
nlanes abroad with orders to
"shoot to kill" if attacked. This
resolution if adopted and carried
out could lead to the combat be
ginning of World War III. The
news is indeed grave.
Postal Service Cuts
Washington Ren. Thurman C.
Crook declared , that' Americans
won't stand for the postal serv
ice cuts announced by Postmas
ter Donaldson. These cuts par
ticularly apply to delivery. There
will be only one delivery a day,
and a 30 day notice is to be al
lowed on the curtailment of
services that effect business op
erations such as receipt of mail
at windows and at back, plat
forms. Night pickup delivery
will be limited. Reductions in
personnel effects some 10,000
mail carriers and handlers. Sav
ings were estimated in the mil
partment will also furnish the
cheerleader's sweaters and coats,
and all megaphones and ampli
fiers. Another recommendation cf
the committee included that the
student body be located in one
block at the football games as
13 out of 15 the schools pol
led indicated their students were
seated. A Rally committee, com
posed of two Corn Cobs, two
Tassels, the Yell King and a
band member, would plan and
have charge of all rallies dur
ing the football season.
The Innocent committee feels
that with the proposal put into
effective 'use with the co-operation
of the student body, the re
sult will be a closer co-operation
between various concerned
organizations and "the placing
of the cheerleading squad in the
public eye so that it may 'see'
the University as much as the
band and athletic teams do."
The organization also, points out
the society, will place the Yell
Squad on such a basis that its
members "command the respect
and dignity due persons playing
such a vital role in moulding the
student spirit on this campus."
MAIN FEATURES START
1:32, 3:32, 5:32, 7:32, 9:33
"Deputy Marshal" .
1:15, 4:05, 6:57. 9:49
""Squars Dance Jubilee'
2:46, 5:38, 8:30
1:00, 3:42, 6:24, 9:10.
'Trail of The Rustlers"
2:18, 5:00, 7:46, 10:18.
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Econ Better Than Ear Plugs
As Sleep Aid,
BV HERB ARMBRUST
People who study won't need
to read this.
Probably more opinions have
been voiced on the reasons peo
ple are not able to sleep and
on ways to make them sleep
than -on any other subject ever
discussed by man.
Manufacturers have capital
ized on the fact that people with
insomnia will try anything to
get a good night's rest, and have
come up with some weird con
traptions to lure people into ob
livion for the night. .This was
brought out in a recent article
in Life magazine, which pictured
the various sleep-inducing gad
gets offered for sale.
Now comes a feature " writer
on the Hofstra (Hempstead, N.
Y.) Chronicle, with some more
ideas on the subject. He has
By Pat Wiedman
Delts are at it again! Another
picnic planned for this week
end. Traditional celebration of
spring by the Betas, Phi Delts,
and Sigma Chis openings with
d a y night.
hotel will be
Paul S h e d d
R o t h e n
Bill Bergnin and Sal Savage,
es taster than a greased
pig will be the term of endear
ment given to the winner of one
of the many Fiji-Tau contests
held this weekend as part of the
Fiji-Tau tussle. All women are
cautioned not to invade the
scene of action.
Later in the evening a dance
will be held at Antelope pavil
ion. Loser of the tussle will
choose the king of the dance
and the winner will elect the
Wonder if Hal Abramson will
be able to attend the Sammy
party Saturday night. After
watching Jerry Ferguson down a
Spencer's Special 75-cent sun
dae, Hal boasted that he could
do the same in five minutes or
less. The record set was four
minutes and 20 seconds. Sad to
relate the. second sundae offered
Hal on the house was refused.
The party won't offer sundaes
to its guests, but it will offer
Rambling under the guise of ca
sino. The Jack Wells combo will
play for guests Milroy Zveitel
and Beth Logle, Joe Polack and
Lenore Hershon, Jordan Halper
and Ceci Rottman.
Going Steady: Liz Olson and
Pinnings: Bob Hinds and Car
oline Cameron, Tom Varney and
Grace Ovitz, Rod Riggs and
Marcia Pratt, George Abbott
and Ginger Taylor, Dick Beatty
and Lola Johnson, Mack Robin
son and Lois Elwell, Carol Har
ris and Dick Clark, Pat Dishner
and Pat Cloweres, Peggy Marble
and Harris Carnaby, Jack Sav
age and Joan Van Valkenburg.
Engaged: Donna Micklich and
Bill Hackman, Jackie Anderson
and Don Morrison.
Chi Omega, formal.
Belt 8l(tma Phi danm.
Flock and Bridle banquet.
Uellan Union banquet and danca.
Kappa Telta houae party.
Brown Palace Vanqiict.
Sigma Alpha Mu houee party.
Phi Gamma Delta dance.
Gray and gold in bold
stripes mix with solid
To match your fancy , . .
mix or match 1 these
colorful denims. Solid
gold or gray to comfine
with the stripes. Biree
and easy to sport or play:,
1 Cf llrt
and smart too. aizes iu
Bloirie . .
Thursday April 20, 1950
seemingly done some investiga
tion and would have us k iow
that "research is constantly going
on concerning 'How to get a good
If you follow this writer's ad
vice, you are going to have to
get rid of that narrow bunk
on the top of the second row in
the fraternity house dorm. That
mattress is just too small. The
author says the mattress should
be wide enough to make a
certain amount of tossing and
turning possible. He claims that
"the first conclusion reached by
scientists - is that tossing and
turning is necessary to health
You're going to have to shut
that window even if the guy
next to you does grjne. Because,
says this writer "vn en eight
hour sleep your breathing lifts
the blankets seven th(..sand
times," and it would seem to fol
low from this that a blanket
heavy enough to keep you warm
would be much too heavy.
"And," he says, "ear plugs
made of synthetic wax and cot
ton are safe and eliminate much
troublesome noise." Any student
rlA 1m,a. 4m n iA m. .vrtn
wuu uvea in a uuiiu v. isigau
ized house of any kind will prob
ably agree that he may have
"If you are a night worrier
or are beset with a feeling of
guilt because of incomplete day's
duty,'' he says, "count sheep, re
lax, read something not too
stimulating or do homework."
Here is an obvious mistake in
the man's reasoning. The aver
age student, who goes to bed
becaues he is tired of studying,
should study if he can't sleep.
Maybe the thing to do is bump
your head on the bed-post and
put yourself to sleep that way.
One look at the econ book does
it for me.
Contest to Close
Friday is the deadline to vote
for Corn Shucks queen. Pictures
of the five nominees for t h
title appear in the April issue of
Corn Shucks. Ballots also may
be found in the April issue.
The five candidates are Pat
Berge, Nancy Dixon, Julie John
ston, Clo Ann Kaul, and M. J.
Rooney. The winning candidate's
picture will uppear in the May V
issue of the magazine.
Ballots should be mailed or
left at the Corn Shucks office
in the Union basement.
In Dance-Tempo 15
"Migueuto Valdks (above) plays
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Say Si Si, Always In My Heart, and
3 others in this new danceable album!
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