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The Scholar Goes to Work . . .
Most of the seniors taking job interviews this spring
have been asked the question, "What kind of grades do you
have?" or, "How do you rank m your class:
As emolovment oDDortunities become fewer and then
are more applicants for each job, even good mark on a
student s record gives nun a little better cnance or lanamg
a desirable position. One of the more important things an
employer looks for is a record of reasonably good grades.
It is often said that grades don't mean anything after
an individual is out on a job. This is true because a wont
ing man is judged by the way he performs his duties. How
ever, it is also true that good grades secure a job in the
first place, and in a period of brisk competition tor jods,
getting started is important.
Too many students do not realize this until they are
seniors, and by that time it is a little late to try to raise
one's grade average.
The freshman and sophomore years are a good period
in which to try to build up a grade average. A freshman
or sophomore usually isn't too actively engaged in extra
curricular affairs, and he will have more time for the books.
It also is easier to maintain a grade average during a stu
dent s last two years that it is to raise it.
Scholarship is an important requirement for member
ship in honorary societies. These give a student oppor
tunities for enjoyable and profitable associations.
Certainly grades aren't the most important thing in
college, but a student who buckles down in his first two
years will never regret it later on. The Kansas State
This letter concerns a recent proclamation made by the Inno
cents Society. It concerns the recent change over to an all-male
yell squad. This decision for an all-male yell squad was first
made by committee of students and administrators directly con
cerned with Nebraska pep and spirit. It was then voted on , and
carried by the Innocents society, which is the sponsor of the yell
squad. i ; '
But, the main voice of the University, the student body, was not
advised on the subject. We feel that such a decision should at
lease have been brought up before the students. We also feel that
the decision was wrong because in a co-educational school, the
coeds should be represented in the yell squad as well as in every
other campus function.
The reasons given for the revision may be well founded, but a
yell squad of three or four girls and four boys could also work
well under correct organization. But correct organization we mean
a sponsor, training and cooperation from the whole student body.
The main advice received from other state universities in a
survey taken by the committee was speech training for the yell
squad members. Gymnastics, the most outstanding feature of the
new setup was in second place. If the yell squad needs gymnasts
and gymnasts do add to a yell squad, the boys could do that work,
while speech training could ' be given to the whole squad boys
Looking back on the history of Nebraska yell squads, we see
that in 1940, an all male squad was taken to the Rose Bowl game,
and returned home with some high recommendation. But, had girls
been along, it is a sure bet that they would have returned home
with the same recommendations. It takes a top team to make a
top yell squad and it takes a top yell squad to make a top team.
This protest isn't lightly founded. For example, the N-club,
at a recent meeting found that "a majority of the members favored
having a least three women on the squad."
We aren't saying that the new plan is entirely out of reason,
for the main purpose is organization, but we do feel that there
could be an organized yell squad under speech and gymnastic train
ing with both men and women on the squad.
We, the undersigned sororities, have taken this view toward
the new "all male squad."
x Pi Beta Phi
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Gamma Phi Beta
Kappa Alpha Theat
(Courtesy The Lincoln Journal)
WHO WLL BEAR THE IVY Always a highlight of the Ivy Day ceremonies is the traditional Ivy
chain. The chain is made up of senior women and led by the outstanding seniors. Also a part of
the festivities is the Daisy chain which is composed of female students from the three lowr classes
and led by outstanding juniors. Shown here working on the Daisy chain are, from left to right, Miss
Janet Fairchila, Miss Gwen Monson, Miss Jean Eckvall, Miss Dorothy Borgens, Miss Jan Cochran
ed of female students from the three lower classes Mortar Board, women's senior honorary.
Nine University ROTC cadets marched into their own
last week with honors for outstanding performance. Robert
D. Vanderslice. who recently walked away with Honors
convocation recognition for the highest average in the
University, was again on the top or trie list tor nuic
highest marks award. James Rosenquist, Dwight McVick
ers, Harry Kadavy, James Wroth, Robert Pfeiler, Oscar
Decker. Darrell Meinke and Eugene Koomson also neara
their names honored at the regimental review of army and,
air force students. These awards sum up not just single
outstanding examples of achievement, but exceptional per
formance since these nine cadets have been in school.
As national YWCA week draws to a close on the
campus recognizes the record of this service organization
on the University campus and in Lincoln. While we may
give special praise to the YW during this week emphasizing
' the organization's activities, Y work is not limited to one
week m a year. Y service is carried on constantly, every
day and in all fields, and University Y workers deserve
their share of the credit for a job well done. It is difficult
to pick out any special phase of YW work as outstanding,
because the organization has displayed remarkable achieve
ment m all lines of service activity. The YWCA fills a
definite need; it never does its work half-heartedly, but
with the utmost enthusiasm. Every University student can
be proud of the YW record.
If more than 30,000 youngsters were killed in a single
accident, the shock would rebound across the nation. How
ever, this is almost the average yearly death rate of persons
under lb years of age killed in traffic accidents, it is
a figure far above the death rate of persons over 25 killed
in traffic accidents. There may be no regulations, laws or
dictates which say we are our brother s keeper. A vast
feeling of independence may be exhilirating under certain
circumstances, but it is most certainly not in a car. It is
up to every person driving to watch out, not only for him
self, but for every other driver in his vicinity. It is shock
ing to know that 30,000 teenagers (and college-age persons)
may die this year when they can keep on living through
tneir own efforts.
We heartily endorse the Student Council protest on the
aDoiisnment of an Ivy Day orator and an Ivy Day poet.
The reason given for abolishing these two traditions, as
stated by the Mortar Boards, seems to be the same reason
offered for anything that isn't done on the campus lack
of interest But it seems to us that, interest or no interest,
the orator and poet certainly should not be eliminated from
the Ivy Day festivities. Orators and poets in past years
have done excellent jobs even though only a few were
interested in doing the job. Naturally, there are not going
10 De nuge i locks of students trying out for the positions,
pecause iew stuaenis nave tne necessary aouity. it is
too late now to go through the long process of iudeine and
selecting an orator and poet for Ivy Day Saturday. But we
nope next year s Mortar Boards will get on the job early
and bring back these two traditions which have always been
important in Ivy Day ceremonies.
Nebraska students may go tripping across the Atlantic
thia summer to Scandinavia, the British Isles, to Austria
or & host of European lands on a World Student Service
fund study tour. By making arrangements with the
W.S.S.F. students can cut costs drastically and still have
one oi tne most educational and Interesting tours thev can
imagine. The tours come with such labels as "Reconstruc
tion, and New Development in French Economy," "German
Federal Republic" and, in the Netherlands, "Political and
Economic Development." They suggest, the most valuable
opportunities m gaining a first-hand acquaintance with the
political, social, economic and cultural fields of Eurone.
tvloii:? with a delightful sight-seeing excursion of the Old
To the Editor:
In The Daily Nebraskan of Friday, April 28, there appeared
a letter from the Student Council deploring the, "hasty action" taken
by the Mortar Board Society in dispensing with the long standing
tradition of the Ivy Day Orator and oPet. Since our representative
was not present at the portion of the Council meeting when this
was discussed I take this opportunity to clarify our action to the
Student Council and the student body.
First. I would like to state that Mortar Board did not consider
this matter lightly or hastily, and secondly, that our main reason
for discontinuing the Ivy Day poet and orator was the apparent
lack of interest on the part of the student body. In recent yearsf
it has been increasingly difficult to obtain enough interest in this
contest to justify its existence. Our investigations of student and
faculty opinion seems to verify this contention. Dr. Lasse, one of
the judges of last year's oratory contest reports that only four per
sons expressed any interest, of this number only two persons ac
tually submitted orations. Similar was the case of the poetry contest.
If in future years, there seems to be renewed interest in this
phase of the Ivy Day program, we earnestly hope the tradition will
be reinstated and Mortar Board would again be glad to promote it.
Marcia Tepperman Kushner
President, Black Masque Chapter
of Mortar Board.
Mystery, Suspense Reign
During Pre-Ivy Day Week
"Who do you suppose will get
What is it? Freshmen are be
wildered by it, sophomores are
interested in it, juniors are
scared by it, and seniors are
bored by it. It's the traditional
Ivy day race, which is entering
the final lap this week, for jun
ior three-year-old activity men
and women. It's the traditional
Red Hood handicap, and the
Black Masque race.
In plain words, its the week
before Ivy day. To newcomers,
it should be explained that Ivy
day is the time when the most
carefully guarded secrets on
campus are revealed with the
Dr. Cavin Hamilton, Evangel-
t. euthor, and world traveler,
v, ..1 i at the regular meet
' ' of t " Inter-Varsity ChrinUan
, - nmrsdav at 7:30
,jom 313 of the Union.
ml, Swaziland, Zulu
, -hi end Southern
ia have been etopi on
.ii' rtceti tour of
missionary stations. Ha also
vitlted western European coun
tries end hif homeland. Great
This summer Dr. Hamilton Is
planning to visit Jamaica, The
British West Indies, Panama,
Ecuador and Peril this summer.
Later he will tour Australia and
New Zealand. '
Dr. Hamilton is associated with
the missionary arm of the Chris
tian and Missionary Alliance
Church of Ameriaa,
To the Editor:
"Innocent until priven guilty." .This has long been
one of our basic governmental principles. Why then, are
we not supporting this principle, rather than creating
situations which will shed dishonor upon our democracy?
When a court finds it necessary to accelerate judicial
procedure in order to appease an emotionally aroused public,
we must be reminded that justice is the administration of
law according to the rules of law and not according to the
rules of a perturbed populace.
Is it not true that ordinarily sufficient time is allowed
for the preparation of an adequate defense before a criminal
case is prosecuted? However in Lincoln today, there seems
to be an opinionated citizenry which, with no regard what
soever for the principles we ourselves have formulated and,
supposedly, stand for, is undoubtedly enjoying its efforts
to savagely slaughter the future lives of six young boys.
Whom does this sort of injustice benefit, and how?
Betty Joan Nelson
Nello Jean Speidell
Plans for the summer field
courses in geology, to be held at
Fort Robinson, in the Pine
Ridge area of northwestern Ne
braska, have been announced by
Prof. Alvin L. Lugn, head of the
Students may obtain a mini
mum of six hours credit for par
ticipation in the field course,
which will be held from June 7
to July 20.
Rock formations in the Pine
Ridge area, as well as surround
ing areas in South Dakota and
Wyoming will be studied.
All students planning to par
ticipate in the trip should talk to
either Prof. A. L. Lugn or Prof.
E. F. Schramm in the geology
department. Credit in Geology 2
is a prerequisite.
The transportation will be fur
nished for students seeking
credit in geology 11 and 300, but
students doing independent re
search will have to furnish their
own field transportation.
All students will be vaccinated
before they leave.
Instructors for the camp will
be Professor Lugn and Paul C.
Tychen, geology instructor at
Superior State College at Supe
This is more filler. As you
have been told before, filler is
something which makes the
printer happy and keeps the
night news editor from going
presentation of the May Queen,
the masking of new Mortar
Boards and the tapping of new
Innocents. The two senior hon
oraries choose their membership
from the outstanding junior men
and wome non campus, on the
basis of service, leadership, and
Mortar Boards at Nebraska
date back to 1921, when the local
"Order of the Black Masque"
joined the national group. Black
Masque first appeared on cam
pus in 1905. This is the 46th
year that the Mortar Boards
have masked junior women on
Tradition at NU declares that
as soon as the fraternity singing
is over in the afternoon, all jun
ior women will find seats on the
ground in front of the bleachers.
Then blacked robed Mortar
Boards wander about, looking
for their successors. One by one,
the retiring senior women wind
their way in and out among the
clusters of junior hopefuls look
ing for the coeds they are to
Innocents is the local organi
zation which honors senior ac
tivity men with membership.
Following the Mortar Board
masking, junior men are asked
to stand up, and Innocents stalk
about looking for their prey.
Then, with a flying tackle, each
senior man tackles his successor.
Thirteen is the lucky number
for the juniors, though last year
a stunned silence fell over the
onlookers as the 12th and I3th
Innocents returned unable to
find their successo r,s. Later
however, two more Innocents re
ceived the identifying baldrices,
and on May 6 this year, 13 men
will be on hand to tackle the
As the seniors plan the festiv
ities, juniors make "lists" of
people they think will be masked
and tapped. Rumors about the
number of Mortar Boards cir
culate; the word is passed along
that the members have all been
decided upon; and absolutely
verified information leaks out
that "so and so" is or isn't being
Rag feature writers of the
past have noted that the weeks
before Ivy day are filled with
"sleepless" nights, and "eatless"
days, an dtime spent buying cof
fee and opening doors for the
This year however, junior men
are finding the tactics useless.
The rumors have it that the two
weeks before Ivy day have been
declared "don't speak to junior
men weeks so the junior men
report receiving nothing but cold
stares from their former bud
dies, and suspense mounts even
Friday, May 5, will be the day
on which the Danly Nebraskan
racing form appears. The racing
forrm has become a tradition in
the past few years, and in it each
junior name is disguised as a
horse, given a trainer, a stable
and odds. Thus Mary Jones be
comes something like: Armay
Onesmay, trainer Golden Key,
stable Money Bags, odds 394-1,
expected to romp home just un
der the wire.
So if you see a junior man or
woman muttering something
about "Let's see now, it's about
four days, 6 hours and 24 min
utes," you'll know he has "jun
ioritis" the Ivy day bug.
CAP and GOWN TIME
IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
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A swarm of costumed students
from the Colorado School of
Mines at Golden, Colo., descend
ed on the University of Colo
rado at Boulder, with the re
ported Intention of selling their
senior paper, "The Wipe."
Approximately 200 Miners
stormed the Freshman Women's
dorm, heralding the attack with
firecrackers they proceeded to
"season" the dormitory food and
beverages with beer.
From the dorm the Mines
students descended on the court
yard with fire extinguishers, and
one celebrater entered an eco
nomics class to expound his
theories for 15 minutes before
being ousted by the professor.
Entering the Pi Beta Phi
house they stumbled onto a
Mother's club luncheon, where
they sold 35 copies of their pa
per. Last year the celebraters at
tacked Denver and Colorado
Women's college, where the con
fusion was reported by Life
magazine. The money from the
sales of the newspaper is to be
used for the senior dinner, which
is rumored to cost $2,000.
Theta Chi meeting In 121 Bur
nett at 7 p. m.
Wesley Players meet at the
student house at 7:30 p. m. in
stead of 9:30 p. m.
Sigma TheU Epailon will hold
Installation service at 7 p. m.
German Club will meet at
Ellen Smith ball at 7:30 p. m.
Walter Willi will speak and
ihcnir slides of Switzerland.
Senior Organization committee
meeting Tuesday at 7 p. m. in
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