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Dean Thompson Questions
Midland Action on Commies
Editor's Note: . This story ap
peared in the first issue of "The
Midland," school paper of Mid
land college at Fremont It was
circulated over the nation in an
effort to enlist colleges and uni
versities in the cause of sup
pressing communism on Ameri
The suppression of reds on
American campuses has reached
headlines in Nebraska.
A delegation from Midland
college at Fremont arrived last
week in Lincoln to solicit support
for what they hope will be a na
tionwide movement to suppress
communism on college campuses.
The students presented Gov.
Val Peterson with a copy of "The
Midland," campus paper, con
taining an appeal to students of
other universities and colleges to
join the movement. The Daily
Nebraskan carried an editorial
concerning the movement in
T. J. Thompson, dean of stu
dent affairs, commenting on
'The Midland" action, agreed
with viewpoints discussed in
Monday's editorial. Dean
Thompson pointed out that he is
vitally interested in uprooting
any subversive elements on uni
versity campus, but he "doesn't
know how much good this action
"You and I are interested in
10 Easy Rules
Of a Fraud
Want to be classified around
the campus as a fraud? Follow
the following ten rules- and you
will have the correct technique.
1. Briny the professor news
paper clippings dealing with
his subject. Demonstrate fiery
interest and give him timely
items to mention to the class
If you can't find clippings
dealiing with his subject, bring
in aay clippings at random. He
thinks everything deals with
2. Look alert Take notes
eagerly. If you look at your
watch, dont stare at it unbelie
vingly and shake it.
3. Nod frequently and murmer
"How true!" To you, thisseems
exaggerated. To him, it's quite .
4. Sit in front, near him (Ap
plies only if you intend to stay
awake.) If you're going to all the
trouble of making a good impres
sion, you might as well let him
know who you are, especially in
a large dlass.
5. Laugh at his jokes. You can
telL If he looks up from his
notes and smiles expectantly,
he has told a joke.
6. Ask for outside reading. You
don't have to read it. Just ask.
J. If you must sleep, arrange
to be called at the end of the
hour. It creates an unfavorable
impression if the rest of the
class has left and you sit there
8. Be sure the book you read
during the lecture looks like a
book from the course. If you do
math in psychology class and
psychology in math class, match
the books for size and color.
9. Ask any questions you think
he can answer. Conversely
avoid announcir.- that you
have found the answer, and in
your younger brother's second
grade reader at that
10. Call attention to his writing.
Produces an exquisitely pleasant
experience connected with you.
If you know he's written a book
or an artidle. ask in class if he
As to whether or not you want
to do some work, in addition
to all this welt it's controver
sial and np to the indiviuaL
Nathan B. Blumberg, Rhodes
scholar and former staff mem
ber of the University of Colo
rader at Boulder, has joined the
staff of the University School of
Journalism, He holds the title of
assistant professor of journal
ism. Blumberg has a bachelor of
arts and master degree from the
University of Colorado and a
Ph. D. from Oxford university
In England which he received
The new- staff member has
worked for the Rocky Mountain
Newc in Denver and for the As
sociated Press. He will teach his
tory and principles of journalism
nd labs in news editing.
Blumberg replaces George S.
TurnbulL Eugene, Ore., a visiting
professor who concluded his
services at the University in
ror Qyioli Issults
To place cm dd in the Daily Nebraskan,
just stop by the Business Office, Room
20, Student Union basement
our own well being as well as
that of our country's," he said,
"but the means is sometimes
hard to discover."
"Sane But Sure" Method
Dean Thompson continued that
he has no quarrel with any ac
tion that might do some good,
but he wants a "sane but sure"
method. , Action such that Mid
land has started merely creates
more controversy on the type of
methods which should be used
to suppress communism, he
About 2,400 copies of The pa
per were being mailed out, ac
cording to Midland officials.
Educational institutions, nation
ally known commentators and
columnists and high government
officials including President Tru
man will receive a copy.
In the delegation at the gov
ernor's office were: S. W. Ettel
son, associate professor of jour
nalism at Midland and the pa
per's faculty advisor; Robert
Hamilton, North Platte, student
council president; Ray Robinson,
Missouri Valley, la.; Paul Mus
sack, Decatur; Jim Bowman,
Glendale, Calif.; and Ronald
Lenser. Fremont. " '
Editor of "The Midland" is
Norma Hille, Fremont.
Text of Letter
The letter printed in "The
Midland" is as follows:
"Insidious, poisonous tentacles
are seeking to pierce the life
blood of humanity. These ten
tacles reach out through the
cover of night. They attempt to
put an end to freedoms which
man, for centuries, has struggled
"Their poisons undergird a
regimentation of humanity. That
regimentation seeks a viewpoint
motivated by mob rule.
"That mob shall not rule! It
seeks to destroy liberty. It aims
to annihilate religion. It plans
to put fanaticism in the seat of
"Communism shall neither
spread its tentaeles nor its poi
son! World conquest is its aim.
Division is its only form of
As Americans, ours is a great
heritage; a heritage of free
speech, trial by jury, the right to
own property and the right to
advance ourselves according to
our God given abilities.
"We, the students on the cam
puses and universities of our
land, must dedicate ourselves to
a great task. We must destroy
that which would destroy."
Americanism Carries Obligations
"To be an American carries
with it many obligations.
"The efforts of all of us mean
the survival of our way of life.
We must rededicate ourselves to
our obligations as free thinking,
free acting citizens.
"There is no royal road to free
dom." "To have freedom means sac
rifice, hard work, understanding
patience, unquestionably loyalty
and unceasing faith in that
which is ours America."
"Let us put undivided faith in
the President of these United
States, sustaining him as we
knc..- God Almighty' shall!
"Let us, the combined univer
sity men and women throughout
our land, ioin hands. Let our
hands, so joined, form an insur
mountable barrier to stop, now,
those tentacles, those poisons
"For communism shall have
no berth on the campuses of our
universities and colleges!"
Editors to Discuss j
Atomic Data Here
Newspaper and radio editors j
from four states are being in
vited to a special conference on
atomic energy lnlormauon w oe
sponsored by the University Ex-
tension division ana scnooi oi ,
Journalism Oct. 20 and 21.
Representatives of the Atomic
Energy commission in Washing-!
ton and scientists from the Uni
versity will collaborate on the
The conference is part of a
plan for wider public information
on atomic energy policies which
has been endorsed by the AEC
and the American Society of
Newspaper editors. Similar meet
ings have already ben held in
other parts of the country.
Among speakers on the pro
gram are Chancellor R. G. Gus
tavson; Dr. Theodore P. Jorgen
sen, chairman of the department
of physics; Dr. William F.
Swindler, director of the School
of Journalism; Morse Salisbury,
director of information for the
Mnmir Enerev commission: and
other AEC representatives,
either from Washington or from
one of the commission's research
Editors from a 200-mile ra
dius in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas
and Missouri are being invited to
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LJ ! A '. , n.T M it J
Mr. Robert Holmes, the University's new physiotherapist, is
now on duty tapping the football players and giving service to
University students. He spends his morning hours in the Student
Health Center and the afternoons in the Field House.
Electra, Texas, is his home town. Holmes is a graduate of
Texas A & M, class of 1949. After graduation he took a position as
physiotherapist at the Herman hospital in Huston, Texas.
He played football at A & M for two years and was also
assistant trainer there for two years. Holmes has studied under
Marty Burssard, trainer at Louisanna University and Blaine Ride
out athletic trainer here at the University.
He is not married but is engaged to be married at Christmas.
World Student Congress
Decries U.S. Intervention
While United Nations forces
were fighting back at Commu
nist aggression in Korea last
August, the second World Stu
dent Congress in Prague,
Czechoslovakia was calling for
an end to American interven
tion. The congress was sponsored
by the International Union of
Students. Speeches made at the
meeting, resolutions passed, all
closely followed what has been
named "the (Communist) party
line." Bob Lyhne, University of
California student, was on hand
to observe what went on.
"World peace was the theme,"
reports Lyhne in the "Daily
Californian". "All speakers call
ed for full support of the Stock
holm Peace Appeal, an end to
American intervention in Kor
ea and Southeast Asia, and an
end to imperialism everywhere,"
The "Stockholm Peace Pledge"
has been called a piece of com
munist propoganda. To counter
it the West has produced the
"Crusade for Freedom" drive.
Lyhne further stated, "The
struggle for peace to be the
main resolution declared the
Someone is always figuring
out statistics on something or
other, and now Bruce Cole at
Illinois college comes along with
his findings on what makes an
Mnrri at the aae of 24.
Quarrels at least twice a month
with her husband.
Has a baby weighing 7'2
Spends four years washing
Is five feet four tall.
Spends 8,784 hours (five years)
Weighs 128 pounds until she
becomes careless about her fig
ure. Spends $312 in beauty parlors
and $387 on drug store cosmetics.
Attends 3,027 movie matinees,
many of them double features.
Threatens at least eight times
to go home to mother but never
Spends three years and eight
months talking on the telephone.
Is positive her child is better
than that brat next door.
Buys 369 hats and 582 dresses.
Devotes the best seven years
of her life to attempting to make
her husband over without suc
cess. Ruins three fenders on the car
and tears off one garage door.
Lives five years longer than
And makes a darn good wife in
spite of it : 11.
CORNER OF 13TH A
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
principle task for students, call
ed for abolition of the atomic
bomb and general reduction of
all armaments. . . and to increase
the collection of signatures to the
Stockholm Peace appeal."
"The congress earlier approved
the report of President Josef
Grohmann," Lyhne continues in
the "Daily Californian." "The re
port contained an outspoken
attack on United States war
preparations, the Marshall plan
and the North Atlantic pact, and
a pat on the back for the Soviet
Union. The student peace move
ment was applauded; a word of
encouragement was given for the
peoples fighting imperialism in
Malaya, Burma, Viet Nam, and
Although the congress sponsor,
the International Union of Stu
dents, is apparently Communist
dominated, it contains some
more independent groups of
students from western nations.
Noted the observer, "There were
attacks on the 'splitters' and
'disrupters' of international stu
dent unity, aimed principally at
leaders of the National Unions
of Students of various western
Concluded Bob Lyhne, "it was
a highly emotional gathering,
with spontanious demonstrations
sometimes lasting as long as half
an hour. Generally the represen
tatives of the large western
groups sat on their hands during
such shows. Other delegates
stood on their chairs, clapped in
unison, presented flowers to the
speaker, then carried him around
on their shoulders and chanted
such slosans as 'Hands off Kor
ea. We Want Peace' and 'Stalin,
Jackson Davidson has succeed
ed Harold Chapman as supervi
sor of the University's Box Butte
Experiment Farm near Alliance,
it was announced today Chap
man, supervisor for the past four
years, is taking work toward his
Doctor's degree at Iowa State
college at Ames.
Davidson is a native of Wyom
ing and a graduate of the Uni
versity of Wyoming at Laramie.
He has been an assistant in seed
potato and bean certification at
j Laramie and has been an assist
i ant in some research work.
Chapman, a graduate of the
! University and a native of Paw
ue county, will do graduate
I work at Ames in the fields of
! plant physiology and horticul
The Box Butte Farm is oper
ated as a. unit of the Agricultural
Experiment Station at the Uni
versity. It was established in
1930. Investigations and re
search work conducted there
have to do largely with dryland
agriculture and potato breeding.-
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BY JANE RANDALL
It seems as though the guys
and gals on campus are already
looking for entertainment and
fun sandwiched in with their
studies, even though they're all
fresh from a summer of relaxa
tion or work.
First off is the "Frosh" Hop.
This deal, at the Union is de
signed principally so that all the
"freshies" can meet and get
acquainted. Definitely a must on
every freshman calendar of
events. When? Saturday, Sep
The very next weekend,
BABW gets the campus started
on the yearly "queenie" business
by electing the BABW "Hello
Girl" at their traditional "Hello"
Dance. The Union's the place
When October rolls around
and the leaves begin to take. on
those scarlet, orange, and yellow
hues, Ag college comes forth
NU Engineer Coordinates
Approximately 300 farmers in
the Republican Valley last week
had an opportunity to see the re
sults of the first farm in the val
ley getting water under the
The farm owned and operated
by Mac Anderson, one-half mile
north of Arapahoe has 90 acres
under irrigation in alfalfa and
corn. Irrigation work in the farm
is being carried on cooperatively
by Mr. Anderson, Bureau of Rec
lamation, Soil Conservation ser
vice, the Nebraska Cooperative
Extension service. The project is
coordinated by James R. Barker,
University extension agricultural
Mr. Barker has had many years
of irrigation work in Montana
and Utah. He said irrigating un-
On Ag Campus
Ag college student employ
ment is now at a standstill.
That is the statement made by
the office of the associate di
rector of resident instruction lo
cated in Room 206 Agricultural
hall. Office personnel said that
jobs were needed and a waiting
list of laborers has been started.
Any faculty member or other
person wanting male student la
bor is asked to contact this of
fice. According to Dr. Ephriam
Hixson, associate director of resi
dent instruction, a file system
will be started in which will be
kept a record of each student's
work assignments and a report ;
on the results of that assign- j
It was stressed that this record !
will be a permanent part of the
student's college record and will
be used as a job placement ref
erence when jobs are requested
Anv student who makes an
pplication for a job should keep ;
nis in mind because work per-
formed now will be reported on
this file and will be referred to
after the student graduates.
Those whose needs are the j
iratest will be civen Dreference
for the best jobs. i
A few jobs are available now
where students can work for
I pari or au oi meir room.
The University told its faculty
Monday that leaves of absence
would be granted reservists and
draftees called by the armed
This is a continuation of the
World War II policy. Chancellor
R G. Gustavson said. He added
that deferments requested by
faculty members would be con
sidered by a committee composed
of Deans C. H. Oldfather of the
Arts and Sciences college, Roy
M. Green of the College of En
gineering and Architecture,
W. V. Lambert of the College of
Agriculture and C. W. Borgmann
of the Faculties.
Largest man on the Kansas
State college squad this fall is
Bob Nevins, a 240-pound guard
from Dodge City. Smallest man
is quarterback Frank Hooper, 160,
with their nnnaal Farmer's For-
mal. They really do it up in fine
style, the girls in old-fashioned
square dance, outfits and the
fellows in the typical jean and
plaid shirt combination. So, put
that down in your little black
book October 6th.
Another highlight of this
month is the Union Halloween
party: That horror chamber is
enough to give anyone the creeps
and chills for a month to come!
Of course there's a dance in the
Union ballroom following that
horror chamber initiation. Loads
of fun for all, so see you October
While the gang on city cam
pus are whooping it up, the
aggies get in their share of
laughs at Coll-Agri-Fun Night.
Homecoming Hubbub . .
Oldsters and youngsters alike
look forward to homecoming and
all of its hubbub. This is the
time when every organized house
I on campus goes all-out in com-
der Nebraska conditions is
something entirely different from
the western states.
Mr. Barker said one big prob
lem is to get the soil to take the'
water. Experiments shbw.it takes
uo to 72 hours to get the soil to
take four inches of water. He has
found a small stream of water
will give better results with less
soil erosion than a heavier
stream. Measuring devices are
used to determine the amount of
water added, the water intake
and run off. If the run off is too
great the water is not being
taken up fast enough and the
size of the stream is cut down.
Irrigation, said Mr. Barker, is
a full time job and one that can
not be "put off" for farm chores
or other farm jobs. Consequently
more labor is required than on
dry land farms. But, adds Mr.
Barker, irrigating can be a plea
sure, and certainly nothing to
fear. Irrigating is especially grat
ifying because of the increase in
Mr. Barker said that irrigation
has paid even in a wet year like
1950. He cited the yield in both
corn and alfalfa at the develop
ment farm. As for the irrigated
alfalfa there will be four cuttings
with an estimated yield of seven
tons per acre. That's compared
with the three cuttings in the
non-irrigated alfalfa with a re
turn of only 3.14 tons per acre
a gain of almost four tons per
acre for the irrigated alfalfa ov
er the non-irrigated.
As for the estimated corn yield,
Mr. Barker says "if frost holds
off for two weeks the irrigated
corn "will easily" go 100 bushels
to the acre. Estimated figure for
the dry land corn is 50 bushels.
Irrigated corn, he said, should be
planted earlier in the spring to
eliminate the frost worry.
Mr. Barker is optimistic over
the prospects of irrigation for the
Republican valley, backing this
statement up with the results
shown on the Anderson farm.
The enrollment at Kansas State
college will be just below 6,000
by the time all the students have
registered. A. L. Pugsley, Dean
of Administration announced that
on Sept. 12 there had been 5,731
G. I. enrollment was down
1,500 from last years figure. The
graduate entrants were down
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They're lovable, comfortable, and graceful. Wear
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They're suitable for both campus
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GOLD'S . . . Street Floor
Tuesday, September 19, 1950
i petition on front-lawn displays.
Then too, no true blue Nebras
; kan misses that grand and glor
ious homecoming parade down
"O" street the morning before
the game. And, win or lose, all
the guys and gals celebrate at
the homecoming- dance that
evening. Quite the deal, no?
About this time, Kosmet Klub
comes out with its annual revu
There are prizes awarded for
the top fraternity skits and tht'
Nebraska 'Sweetheart and King
Kosmet are revealed too. The
whole thing is fun plenty of
laughs, so plan to attend, won't
you? That's Saturday, November
Relax now for a few minutes
kiddies and don't overstuff your
self during Thanksgiving vaca- .
tion, November 22 to 27 .
Here we are, back at again.
Opening the formal season on
December 1st is the Military ball,
a truly big event. It's really
breathtaking to watch the color
guard review, the crack squad
performance, and the ' grand
march of the officers and their
ladies. It is then that the Hon- ,
orary Commandant and Honor
ary Colonel are named a thrill
ing event, too. It's always a good
time for everyone, dancing to the
music of a big name band in the
Turn about, fair play comes
the very next weekend when
the women do all the honors at
the Mortar Board ball. They're
the ones who extend the invita
tions, foot all the bills, furnish
the transportation, and even pre
sent the fellows with zany cor
sages. There is a prize for the
craziest one, so start thinking,
gals, the sky's the limit any
thing goes! Again it's the Coli
seum and another big name
To get us in that Christmas
mood, there is the "Messiah" on
Sunday afternoon, Devember 12.
Ag College follows it up with
their Christmas program on the
And then a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year to you
all on December 21, until we see
'you all again, back at it on Jan
The big January event is the
Interfraternity ball. At this time,
another queen is crowned the
There'll be a good combo, and
a swell chance to get in a little
bit of dancing.
Yes, there's something doing
on campus to jibe with almost
everyone's conception of the
word entertainment. We still .
haven't mentioned all the foot
ball games and their special oc
casions Dad's Day, Indiana;
Band Day, Penn State; of course
Homecoming, Missouri; Vet's
Day, Kansas State. For the
worldly-minded people there's
the International Student friend
ship dinner in October, plus for
eign movies at the Union.
Theater enthusiasts will enjoy
those experimental theater pro
ductions, as well as the Univers
ity Theater performances.
Now, with all these things
packed into one little semester,
how can you say, "I have nothing
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