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Wednesday, September 1 950
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
To Th Editor:
In my opinion, we as a University would not benefit by sup
porting the , Midland Program, nor would anyone benefit by its
eventual spread. You have pointed out reasons why the move
ment is not sound. Dean Thompson has classed it as a confused
effort. Actually, the uselessness of the pledge would seem to be
self evident, and the evils which would accompany Xhe act of
making it into a national movement have been demonstrated often
during the past few years. It would seem that the Midland students
have convinced themselves that
in guarding against communist
tainly their impassioned statement
intentions and poor melodramatics.
, I would like to suggest to the
to create a national anti-communist movement, that they consider
one of two courses. One, get behind the already existing standards
set up by any university worthy
members; that of competence to
to suppress or color the truth
surely the positive way in which
Two, let them start a movement
cratic institutions and functions
can start on that right here at Nebraska. NUCWA, for instance, grew
out of widespread interest in world government. Its support has
been curiously weak in the past. We go through the motions of
elections on some few occasions. How long has it been, though, since
"campus politics" has been concerned with actual issues of any kind,
except who is going to win the most activity points? How much
longer, after several years of non-representative student government,
shall we go without Student council reps elected on honest Issues,
or class officers with some value
; Instead of becoming involved
that of anti-communist pledges, let's do some real work.
Vincent D. Morrison
Residence Halls for Men
Union Calls for Freshmen
"Workers in Activities Pool
Freshmen workers wishing to
participate in the Union activi
ties pool may sign up Thursday
and Friday, Sept. 22-23 in the
Union Activities office.
When a student signs up, his
name is put on file. As a work
er, he is called from the file
when needed on any one of the
various Union committees.
For instance, if the chairman
of the hospitality committee
needs a worker to help with one
of his committee's functions, he
will consult the pool file and call
workers to assist in the activity.
In this manner, students get a
chance to do different kinds of
work and have the opportunity
to serve on a number of com
mittees instead of one.
"They get a good all-around
picture of what goes on in the
Union through the pool," says
Rod Riggs, Urtfon committee
Some of the jobs that students
get acquainted with are mimeo
graphing, running movies, tak
ing and selling tickets, acting as
ushers, or helping in the book
nook or the music room.
Pool workers are eventually
promoted to one of the separate
Union committees, usually dur
ing their sophomore year.
Outstanding workers are eli
gible to be committee chairmen
after their first year as workers.
Supervising the pool are Mrs.
Genene Grimm, activities direc
tor of the Union and Herb Reese
In Soviet Union
According to O. Anisimov, a
Russian refugee scholar now liv
ing in Western Germany, Soviet
educators paint a black picture
of past conditions in capitalist
countries, and thus make the low
living standards in the Soviet
Union appear as a definite im
provement. His "Education in Soviet Rus
sa" condensed from The Russian
Review in the October "Reader's
Digest," gives an insight into the
distorted picture of the western
world which is taught Soviet
Soviet education, for instance,
compares social conditions in
Great Britain around 1850 with
present day conditions in Russia.
And a Soviet citizen has no way
of knowing that things have
changed in England since the
days of Charles Dickens.
Every teacher has to devote
part of every lesson even
mathematics to the political
education of his class. Pupils are
instilled with the belief that it is
scientifically established that the
only road to universal happiness
lies through hatred, war and the
annihilation of millions of the
capitalistic world who are gover
ned only by motives of self-interest.
The author concludes by stat
ing that "this diabolical system
of education is designed to turn
out robots equipped with techni
cal skill, a synthetic philosophy
of life and a sense of mission as
urgent as that of early Christian
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Managing Editors ,
Mews Editors , Jos
Ass't Sport Editor , Bill Mundell
Feature Editor Jerry Bailey
Ac Editor Bex Messersmith
orlety Editor Joan Van Valkenbnrg
X'hotographer vBod Biggs
Business Manager . Ted Randolph
A't Business Managers Jack Cohen, Cliurk Burmrlster, Boh Relrhenbarh
Alight News Editor lies Messersmith
words can take the place of action
influence in our universities. Cer
is empty of anythng save good
Midland group that if they want
of the name for selecting faculty
teach without influences tending
as best it can be found. This is
to keep commies off the faculty.
to encourage the support of demo
by the students of all colleges. We
to their class?
with an empty gesture such as
of the Union Board of Man
agers. According to Mrs. Grimm, no
scholastic requirements are nec
essary for Union activity work
ers and all University students
Activity points are given to
all students who participate in
the pool. Freshman girls, though
bound by the six-weeks limita
tion on activities, are invited and
urged by the pool directors to
sign up either Thursday or Fri
day. The eight Union committees
which will supervise and pro
vide work for the freshmen are
convocations, dances, hobbies
and games, hospitality, music,
office, public relations, and spe
According to Mrs. Grimm, the
Union program has openings for
all students willing to work.
"However, if a student is invit
ed to work on a certain phase
during the year by the pool of
fice or by a committee chair
man, he is not under obligation
to participate," she adds.
"Students with special talents,
even if the talent is only a knack
for sitting in a booth taking
tickets, are invited to sign up,"
says the activities director.
Anyone interested in working
on production crews for "An
tigone" should contact William
Ellis in Room 153, Temple build
ing. Ag students changing his ad
dress or phone number from that
as originally registered please
notify the office of the associate
director of resident instruction in
Room 206, Ag hall. This is to
simplify the forwarding of mail
which is addressed to the Ag
Persons who had 1950 Corn
huskers ordered, but did not re
ceive them may pick them up at
the Cornhusker business office.
Jack Barnhart, business manager,
asks that the receipts for the
book be brought in between
2 and 4 p.m.
Alpha Zeta meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the Crops laboratory. All
members are urged to attend.
Waitin' Fur the Bell
By Kathryn Radaker
"My work is all a-done, and
here I be a settin".
Boredom tain't no fun so I wish
I could be gettin'.
The clock's a-tickin' minutes,
but the arms don't seem ter go.
Who'd ever think a period could
pass so awful slow?
I've losted Sally's paper, 'nd I
scribbled over Joe's
I've wroted on the table, 'nd I
caused 'em many woes.
I'm waitin' fur the bell, but it
don't a-seem ter ring; '
And so before I go, I'll do another
When no one is a-looking', I'll
write upon the chair.
So the "jerk that peeks below,
will know Kilroy was there,
Well, as I said befur, I'm tired
So If you'll all excuse me, I
guess I'll be a-gittin'."
Norma Chubbuck, Jerry Warren
Krueger, Kent Axtcli, Betty .Dee Weaver,
Glenn Rosenqulst, Tom Rische
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"Sorry, No Alcoholic Beverages Allowed In the Union!"
Eccentric Student Dancers
Infiltrate Union Ballroom
"Why, yes, of course!"
This simple little question and
answer ranks with "See how far
you can lean out over this cliff,"
and "Sure she is married, but her
husband is out of town tonight."
Snear if you will, but the styles
of dancing seen at any Saturday
night hop would chill the blood
of St. Vitus.
From all over the state, people
have labored for years to develop
their own weird and hazardous
By Rex Messersmith
Greetings Folks!! Yep, here it
is, that "Tall Corn" from 'Ag'.
Really though, don't misunder
stand me, as I'm only five foot
When (and if)
you read this
column, ju s t
self as talking
with me, face
to face. After
all I won't tell
anything i n
here that I
you face to
Rumor has it that the dean of
Ag college (W. V. Lambert) of
all people, has the hay fever!
Maybe that had something to do
with his bad luck at fishing up in
Minnesota last summer, suppose?
I think we ex-English students
owe former English instructor
Louis Speace an apology. Last
summer he gave up teaching for
a job on the railroad. Were we
This rising cost of living prob
ably has begun to be felt by
most students. Because the price
of coffee has almost universally
gone up to seven cents per cup.
Inflation has not struck our Ag
Union in this respect, though,
and cigarettes are still 20 cents
there. At least they were when I
compared the price Tuesday
Speaking of the Ag Union, it is
now operating under a new set of
hours. Congratulations are due
Miss Hollis Eggers, the new ac
tivities director out here for
starting hour dances so early in
the year. The first one is Wed
nesday night and all Ag students
are invited to attend.
If the communist invasion sit
uation gets any worse, the Uni
versity's ten-year plan may call
for the new Agronomy building
to be converted into another
Military Science building.
The attractive curbs around
the new parking lot north of
Animal Husbandry hall set the
lot off very well. It is another
much needed addition to Ag
Campus, but I do wish a lot that
they would have placed the lot in
a location other than the spot
which once was a beautiful rose
garden. But such is the lot of a
Many thanks go to Miss Jo
Meyer who is responsible for the
Goodbye for now. Hope to see
you at the Ag Union in the near
MAIN FEATURES START
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1:00, 3:15, 5:20, 7:45, 10:00
1:00, 3:40, 6:20, 9:05
2:09, 4:49, 7:29, 10:09
"Rock Island Trail"
2:41, 5:37, 8:33
styles of jive in order to mix in
weekend orgies at the Union
One eccentric method is the
"Bounce." With this style, you go
up on the beat and come down
with a swishing motion on the
off-beat. If 100 advocates of this
style were willing to do it at the
same time, it would bring down
the Union in I8M1 minutes. How
ever, Duane Lake Will only let
55 bouncers in the ballroom at
one time. It makes some people
The greater part of the student
dancers seem to be "walkers" or
"fidgeters." This school maintains
dancing should be done with the
least possible effort so they just
move their feet aimlessly or
fidget in time to the music. This
leaves more energy for the im
portant part of the night between
12 and 12:30.' Also you can talk
more and thus divert the girl
friend's mind from her tapeworm.
This saves millions; even enough
to pay for dancing lessons.
The fanatics of the dance floor
are the "dancing for dancing's
sake" boys. Any time that any
one will even hum a tune, these
madmen break into a wild Lindy.
The Lindy is a mixture of the
Sioux war dance, black bottom,
an attack by a swarm of hornets,
and a case of the shakes to
To be a successful Lindy-er,
you have to be durable, able to
keep good time and have lots of
life insurance. If any beautiful
girls with money would care to
learn this unique art form, just
apply at the "Rag" office. Three
weeks is the maximum time re
quired to learn the whole dance.
See ya at the Frosh Hop!
On AUF Board
There is a new opening in the
All University fund solicitations
board, according to Jo Lisher,
director of the organization.
All students interested in the
position are urged to leave ap
plications in the AUF box in
Union basement by Friday at
Necessary qualifications for the
position specify that the appli
cant must be a sophomore in good
Ag Union to Sponsor
First Hour Dance
An hour dance will be held at
the Ag Union recreation room
4:30 Wednesday afternoon, Miss
Hollis Eggers, activities director
of the Ag Union, announced yes
terday. Free cokes will be served be
tween 5:15 and 5:30 at the dance,
and all Ag college students are
invited to attend. ,
3000 Bandsmen to Play
At NU-Penn State Game
The band day quota of 3000
high school bandsmen has been
filled announced Band Director
Band Day will be held on
Oct. 21 when Penn State plays
the Cornhuskers here. This day
has become one of the season's
most colorful spectacles.
Television: Radio with eye
strain. Diner: Chew chew car.
Raisin: Worried grape.
Love: An itch in your heart
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7oa are invited to attend ', ,
"Colors and Contours in Hair Fashion, 1950"
presented by famous coiffure artists
Thursday and Friday, 3 P. M.
AUDITORIUM . . . Fourth Floor
A Feature at Miller'
Week-Jong 70th -Anniversary
Honking their horns, Delta
Upsllon came to the campus
Monday night for the pinning
of Meridyth Spear and Fletcher
Alpha Phi's also had three
other boxes of candy to munch
on. Joyce Griffiths passed candy
for her summer pinning to Bob
Rogers. June Packer brought
out AI Edce's pin, and Shirley
Vogel announced her engage
ment to Deen Hall, a Colorado
A. & M. man.
Another Colorado A. & M.
student, Jack Davis, has the
heart of a Nebraska coed. Sarah
Safe displayed her new diamond
at Sigma Kappa chapter dinner
Carrying Dick Blck on their
shoulders, singing, the ATO's
marched down the middle of the
street to the Chi O house. How
ever, Dick did not leave the
house with either the ATO's or
his new fiancee, Jean Nordgren
and her Chi O kidnappers took
care of him.
Ccce Benn and Adrian Hertlk
also were foiled in their plot to
sneak off after their pinning.
Two lines soon formed.
Sammy's serenaded the SDT's
after Charlotte Crcmcr passed
randy for her pinning to Mayer
Moskovitz. It seems someone's
best friend told someone else's
best friend, so the pinning
wasn't too much of a shock to
Candy passing for two new
Phi Gam pins took place in the
Kappa house. Pat Gilbreath and
Dave Mlnon are new pinmntes,
Marlly Holniqulst and Bill Kee
bler were pinned a few months
Jan Johnson announced her
engagement to Bob Hildebrand
Monday night. Joyce Albers also
passed enndy for her recent pin
ning to Fred Messmer.
Passing candy to the surprise
of the Theta's, Mary Bock an
nounced her engagement to Ed
A tubbing is in store for Di
ane Downing, the AOPi's report.
They saw a glimpse of Jim
Woodward's Phi Delt pin.
Two pinnings and one engage
ment highlighted the Gamma
Phi's Monday night. Barb Dur-
land and Dale Johnson, and
Maria Marx and Darrall Mc
Cabe were pinned. D. F. Hend
rick and Jim Milligan is the
newly engaged couple.
Barbecue of steaks prepared
by Chef Hamp in the Sigma Chi
backyard was one of the main
A hayrack ride followed the
picnic. Along the road to Have-
lock there might still be a few
sorority hats which were being
recovered constantly. No traffic
signs will be found, however.
They are undoubtedly now deco
rating a . room somewhere on
On one of the horse drawn
racks were Jerry Ferguson and
Nancy Debord, Judy Overgard
and Denny Snyder, and Phil
Firestone and Don Stacy.
Delta Tau Delta's had a party
at Arbor Manor Saturday night.
Dancing to the music of a combo
were Jane Jackson and Waldo
Bers:, D'oree Canaday and Don
Gerke, Clair Raish and Phil
Stockam, Jean Verek and How
Celebrating Barb W y 1 1 e's
birthday, Gamma Phi's and
their dates attended a weiner
roast at George Hancock's and
went to the Drive-In theater.
Present were Barb. Young and
Jack James. George Hancock
and Mary Pitterman, Jim Slei
ger and Jo Berry.
Added to Crib!
"Hey, something new has been
That's the observation made by
loungers in the" Crib these days.
Instead of the usual waiter, a
pert little number in white may
appear to take your order- She is
Donna Seivers, sophomore from
Marquette, Neb. She is the first
waitress to be seen in the Crib
(aside from summers) for some
Donna is continuing the job
she started while at summer
school. Unofficial rumors indi
cate that as more girls apply at
the Union office for jobs, more
waitresses may appear.
Goldenrod Stationery Store
215 North 14th Street
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A REAL HOOT OWL! As
regular us clockwork, Bob
Tritsch hns never failed to
sound the dawning of the new
day at midnight. Neighbors in
sororities, fraternities, and the
girl's dorm have grown to
recognize his lusty cull us a
Attention all athletic-loving
coeds! Intramui'nls and sport
clubs will soon be starting. For
those who want to join in ath
letic activity but do not know
how, the following will be of
help. WAA provides healthful
recreation to all who are inter
ested. Rifle club offers instruction
from the military department.
Meeting in the Military and
Naval Science building, girls are
taught to shoot in prone, stand
ing, and sitting positions. Two
dollars for the entire year is
charged for ammunition, Place
and time of meeting will be an
nounced later. Molly Brittenham,
2-2360, is president.
Tennis club meets on Thurs
day evening for one hour on the
tennis courts. Instruction is
offered beginning players. Ex
hibition matches and a tourna
ment will be held. If interested
contact Joan Van Valkcnburg,
Badminton club meets in Grant
Memorial hall for one hour each
week. Rackets are furnished by
physical education department.
Girls may play either singles or
doubles, and choose their own
partners and opponents.
Duck pins will meet next Wed
nesday at 7 p.m. in the bowling
alley in Grant Memorial hall.
Orchesis is a modern dance
group. A Christmas and spring
concert are presented each year.
Members are to meet Wednes
day at 7:30 p.m. in the dance
studio. A date will be set later
for try-outs for those interested
Intramurals will soon be start
ing. Any organized group may
enter. Unaffiliated girls, espec
ially, are urged to get together,
send a representative to the
meeting Thursday at 5:00, and
join in the games.
The WAA sports intramural
program will continue until June:
tennis, soccer, baseball, swim
ming, volley ball, table tennis,
Nebraska ball, basketball, buck
pins, badminton and softball.
Time of games will be posted on
the south Bulletin Board in Grant
Memorial hall and in the Rag.
Bicycles, both boys and girls,
may be rented at Grant Memor
ial hall. A three room cabin, lo
cated on Steven's Creek, may be
used by organizations for over
nights for a small fee. If you are
interested in a week-end outing
at the WAA cabin, call Mary
9 to 1 A.M.
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ADD U1S OPCniSTOA
Scholurs, athletes, and other
outstanding University people
have been recognized by having
their pictures printed in the
Although Bob Tritsch fulls
into none of these categories, he
deserves due recognition.
It isn't every studcht that
would have the initiative or for
titude to stick his head out the
window rain, sleet, or moon
shine at the dismal hour of 12,
blow a whistle, and give a
shriek at the top of his lungs
each night for one semester.
Questions were asked by stu
dents, housemothers, and other
occupants of dwellings sur
roundins the Phi Kappa Psl
house. Sorority girls hung out
the windows, intently gazing at
their watches. What brought on
this strange phenomena? How
long would it continue?
At last it can be told! It all
stnrted when Bob came home
feeling very good one Saturday
night. Not entirely aware of it,
the student manager stuck his
head out the window, blew his
foolball whistle, and yelled.
Calls poured into the Phi Psi
house from curious observers.
Pleased with the result, Bob
tried it the next night at the
same time. More calls came in. .
After a few days, the calls sub
sided, but feminine voices be
gan answering his call. Then
one night Bob was one minuto
late. Many telephoned to notify
him of his error. A minute one
way or the other the rest of the
semester alarmed his admirers
and brought similar reaction.
Neighbors soon began to set
their watches by this strange
After becoming a University
tradition, as much listened for as
the carillon chimes, Bob docs
not know whether to cease his
midnight rendezvous with the
whistle or not.
To Hold Try outs
Would-be thespians are invited
to learn about the freshman act
ing group at its initial meeting
Thursday, Sept. 25.
Meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 201,
Temple building, applicants for
the group will be given ap
pointments for tryouts, which
will be held next week. The
group, which was originated by
Dallas Williams, Director of the
University Theater, had 18 mem
bers last year.
First Coed: I've been asked to
get married lots of times.
Second Coed: By whom?
First Coed: My mother and
A Au Place for
Students to Eat
1126 IV St.
Is Presenting $1.00 Dinners
Free to the Following Students:
Otto Daman Jean Fenster
Leon Novak Norma Chubbuck
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5 To 8 t'ntil Tuet.
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