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Thursday, September 21,1950
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Little Man On Campus
o - Cooiniiriniinill!
The Big "N" . .
The freshman pepster organization formally donned
its working clothes last night and prepared to begin doing
their part towards building Cornhusker spirit. To most of
them, it was something they knew nothing about, but were
willing to learn. To all of them, it was probably just an
other marked difference between a university and a high
To most upperclassmen, too, the pepster organiza
tion is still "something new." Sitting in the East stadium,
the students see the pepsters as a splash of red and white
enjoying the coveted fifty yard line seats. They are un
able to watch these red and white colors materialize into
a red "N" upon a field of white.
The pepsters will celebrate their first anniversary this
fall. The plan was conceived by the Tassels and Corn
Cobs in the spring of 1949 and put into effect the follow
ing fall. Mistakes were made, noted and corrected Jor
this year's group. The Cobs and Tassels are again plan
ning pepster activities for the current season.
But this group is not the Corn Cob and Tassel's pet
project It is a University organization, formulated basic
ally, to help with spirit at football games and rallies, and
secondly, to give additional color to the student side of
the stadium. It needs the support of all the University
not just interested Cobs and Tassels. The pepsters them
selves need the encouragement organized houses and in
dependent organizations can give them.
And II SUCn encouragement is wiiuie-iieai xeuiy yiveu
and continued, not for just this year, but next year as well,
the organization will form the ncleu3 of Cornhusker
spirit for years to come.
The pepsters are willing to work for it are you will
ing to support it?
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ONE AND ONE IS TWO These students practice on calculating
machines in the statistics laboratory. These machines are similar to
those used in the compution of statistics for the business research
Tells New Trends
Recent comments on the Midland movement by Dean
T. J. Thompson, Ray McConnell, Jr., and one student let
terip correspond with our feelings in Monday's editorial.
The plan has lost much of the publicity it received at its
beginning, not because of anything we wrote or some
thing someone said, but merely because the plan con
spicuously lacks a plausible execution of its aim.
One student commented today that if he had known
how much red tape it took to drop a course, besides paying
additional fees, he would have thought twice about it. It
seems he had to make a trip to his adviser, the dean of his
college, the registrar, the assignment committee, the regis
trar again, fill out twenty more forms and finally, as an
insult in injury, was forced to pay $2.50. The administra
tion appears to feel that a student should not change his
mind. We wonder if they have forgotten the determination
made in the spring to study hard next fall.
The annual Dad's day, revived last year for the first
time since the beginning of World War II, will again be
one of the highlights of Nebraska's football season. The
purpose of the tradition is to show appreciation for dads
of University students. We urge all interested students,
male or female, to begin planning for the luncheon now.
Advocates of the honor system may find ample ma
terial for their argument in one of the articles in October's
"Reader's Digest." John R. Roberson, a 1950 graduate, ex
plains how the system has successfully worked for years
at the University of Virginia. The author's bright picture
of it may make some of us wish the University had such
Service to Nebraska business
men an i merchants is the aim of
the monthly "Business In Ne
braska" published by the depart
ment of business research.
Dr. Edgar Z. Palmer heads the
department which conducts sur
veys of Nebraska business and
publishes them in the bulletins
Tabulations from . Nebraska's
larger cities and f rom a sampl
ing of ten Nebraska counties, are
published in the bulletin.
Drops or rises in the volume of
business' are tabulated by type
of business, such as ' grocery
stores, hardware stores and de
partment stores and by amounts
of various utilities consumed.
Charts of business in commun
ities are recorded.
The University has an agree
ment with the Census bureau by
which it conducts a survey of
business in Franklin, Thayer,
Kimball, Dawes, Grant, Hooper,
Valley, Antelope, Cass and Paw
nee counties. The census bureau
conducts its own census in Dodge
and Cuming counties. The results
are sent to Washington for tabu
lation as indicative of nation
Nebraska is one of four uni
versities in the country which is
Idaho Orientation Studies Revised
Given New Twist
The University of Idaho's
orientation program for incoming
students has been given a big
boost, with a new' program
The program, which takes
place during Freshman week be
fore fall registration will carry
out a night club theme with the
orientation ' chairman, student
body president and other
speakers as featured entertainers.
Along with teaching the regu
lar orientational requirements, a
humorous student history of the
University and the Vandal fight
song will be a part of the pro
gram. The final session will find the
Dean of Men and the Dean of
Women giving their respective
charges advice on manners,
morals, habits and customs of
A new system of recording ac
tivities will be inaugurated at
Stevens Institute of Technology
this year. The new system will
give official recognition to extra
curricular activities of the stu
dents and serve as a guide for de
serving workers in these activi
ties. The plan, on a two-year pro
bation period, will help eliminate
activity "joiners." Under the new
system, only actual activity hours
will be recorded.
The Studeat Council will re
serve the , righj to add or sub
tract activities that are not ful
filling .4heir bligations to the
At Park College
A series of revisions will pro
vide a "core curriculum" of lib
eral studies for all Park College
students with the entering fresh
man class. These revisions are in
line with the national trend away
from a free elective system and
toward the idea of a minimum
fund of general education.
The revisions require all stu
dents to complete a minimum of
four semester in natural science,
four semesters in social science,
two semesters in literature and
three hours in philosophy. Pres
ent requirements of physical
education and foreign languages
The new natural science re
quirement includes one year of
a physical science and one year
of a life science with at least
two semesters of laboratory
courses. The natural scienses in
clude physics, chemistry, astron
omy, math and biology.
The social sciences will be
chosen from economics, history,
political science, psychology, soc
iology and education; while the
literature courses require six
hours of English or English
Alpha Zeta meets at 7:30
Thursday evening in the Crops
Laboratory. All members are
urged to attend.
Attention Corn Cob Workers:
Frosh hop tickets will be checked
in or out every afternoon this
week from 5 to 6 in the Corn
Cob office in the Union. All tick
ets and money must be turned in
by 6 p.m. Saturday.
AUF advisory board will meet
Friday at 5 p.m. in Room 307
Union. Applicants for sophomore
position on the Solicitations Board
should be there for interviews.
Women's intramural sports rep
resentatives will meet at 7:30
p.m. in Grant Memorial.
If any student is leaving the
University because of the draft,
please drop in the Cornshucks
office in the Union basement or
phone the office.
If any Ag College student
changes his address or phone
number from what he originally
registered please notify the office
of the Associate Director of Resi
dent Instruction in Room 206
People who had 1950 Corn
huskers ordered, but did not re
ceive them may pick them up at
the Cornhusker business office
between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m.
cooperating with the census bu
reau in this way. The others are
the Universities of Oklahoma,
Texas, and Georgia.
As a benefit of their tie-up
with the census bureau, the Uni
versity is enabled to use free
postage in contacting the 200
stores with which it corres
ponds in order to gain the figures
for its surveys.
The four page "Business In
Nebraska" has been published
since 1949. It is multilithed in
the University printing plant in
west stadium. Its two page prede
cessor, "Business Review," began
publication in 1941.
The department publishes ap
proximately one research bulle
tin a year on current Nebraska
problems. Dr. Palmer said, how
ever, that he hopes to be able to
put out bulletins more often.
The latest survey to come out
was "Some Economic Problems
of Clay Center, Nebraska," which
was made requested by that
town's businessmen. Dr. Palmer
and some assitants visited the
town and surrounding area, in
terviewed the town's business
men and sampled opinions of
townspeople and farmers From
this and other calculations, he
was able to make recommend
ations for improving the sales
potential of the town.
Dr. Palmer is currently work
ing on a research bulletin which
conseders the economic problems
of the 101 Nebraska towns and
cities of 500 to 1,000 population.
From his survey, he will make
suggestions as to how these towns
might be able to improve them
54 Bulletins Since 1920
Fifty four such bulletins have
been published since the original
business research committee was
established in 1920. Their titles
have varied from the first pub
lished "Stock Turnover In Ne
braska Retail Stores," published
in 1922, to "The Alfalfa Dehydra
tion Industry in Nebraska," pub
lished in 1949.
Dr. Palmer has headed the de
partment of business research
since 1946. He served 19 years
as a professor of statistics at the
University of Kentucky previ
ously. F. E. Wolf, first head of the
department, is now chief statis
tician with a large soap firm.
Two of his successors, Bruce
Robb and A. Literer are now sta
tisticians with the Federal Re
serve banks at Kansas City and
Figures for "The Ten Million
Dollar Market," a publication
advertising the Daily Nebraskan
were computed by this depart
ment. Such an arrangement is
available to other professors.
Back in '12
The fall of 1950. A new school
year starting at the University.
New conditions to be met" and
new problems to be worked out.
New? Perhaps they're a trifle
changed but not so new and
different- as one might think,
A headline in the Feb. 18, 1941,
Daily Nebraskan read: "When
men were men, mice were mice,
and women well, were women."
This was the tag-line on a story
comparing conditions on the
campus in 1941 to those back in
Practically sounds prehistoric,
doesn't it? Well, hose conditions
in those days are pretty much
like things that are going on
right now, this fall, -at the Uni
versity, and undoubtedly on the
majority of other campuses
throughout the nation.
In 1912 the Daily Nebraskan
was in need of reporters. Does
that sound familiar? The essen
tial qualifications required were
common sense and the ability to
write simple English sentences.
Just the other day an article ap
peared in the "Daily" on the
front page calling for reporters.
For some reason no qualifica
tions required are listed. Could
it be that in 1950 the "Rag"
needs just plain reporters?
(However, those that reported
for assignment undoubtedly had
some common sense and . could
write an" English sentence.)
The routine comment and crit
icism of instructors ad courses
was going on in '41 and '12, just
as it can be heard around the
campus today. Discussions were
also in session as to the political
impartiality of the University.
Have you had a conversation
recently along that line? If not,
you've probably heard one or
participated in one during a
On a more serious note, in
1912, a very prominent orator
made a speech in which he ex
pressed his views on the world
crisis. (Incidentally, this follow
ing phrase has been repeated in
nearly every political opinion
since then.) "There is a coming
universal brotherhood, of nations.
There will be no war!"
The calendar of the Nebraska
football team during the week
preceding a Minnesota game in
1912 read like this:
Oct. 12: Team is badly used up.
Oct. 13: Nebraska's squad a
bunch of abused cripples.
Oct. 14: Team in bad shape.
Oct. 15: Field is weak.
Oct. 18: Suppose we do beat
Oct. 19: Nebraska loses 13 to
Oct. 20: Varsity undaunted by
Heres hope for you potential
No longer must you suffer the
jibes of the 'intelligentia.' No
longer must you be ashamed or
embarrassed by your 'snap'
courses. Now is the time to come
out of your shell and see the
campus. In no time at all, peo
ple will look up to you.
How will this miracle be ar
ranged? Dr. E. W. Goetch of
Iowa State Teachers college has
the answer for you. He has the
secret of college success. In his
very own words, "it is import
ant that a student teacher take
an active part in recreational
programs both during and after
Dr. Goetch goes on to say, "Su
perintendents want the kind of
hpcrinninff teacher who has a
Watch For a Pass Boys! !
'Big, Little Sisters' Meet
For Cokes, Parties, Fun
"Hello? How about a coke date
this afternoon when you're free?"
No, this isn't a fellow calling
his current flame, but a "Big
Sister" at work getting ac
quainted with her "Little Sisters."
After an exchange of letters
this summer, help during regis
tration and coke dates, "Big
Sisters" and "Little Sisters" all
congregated in the Union ball
room Tuesday evening for one
Despite the wet coats, muddy
shoes and stringy locks, the
school songs went off with gusto.
Officers and Coed Counselor
board members made their ap
pearances and were introduced
for the record.
Then came the take-off. And
that's exactly what the skit was
a take-off on college life. It
was" put on by Coed Counselor
Amid brownies and cokes,
there was time for shop talk
about school everything from
that blind date last Saturday
night to those interesting charac
ters in English or history class.
Freshman ranged from 17
years to 25, from high school
graduates and sorority pledges to
veteran school teachers and crack
stenographers. No matter how
much they differed in make-up,
they all had one thing in com
mon they were all freshmen,
new at N.U., willing to take any
pointers they could glean from
their "Big Sisters."
When the clock hands swept
around toward that curfew, "Big
Sisters" and "Little Sisters"
again donned their rain coats and
bandannas in preparation for an
other stab at the elements. Those
who were lucky, piled ten deep
into convenient little five-passenger
coupes. Others skated
their way on the mud-filmed
walks back to the dorm and their
The Coed Counselors will not
stop at this one event. They are
among those behind freshman
beanie sales and "N" Book pub
lications. Come Christmas time,
there is a tea planned for another
get-together of freshman and
Indeed, these gals play a defi
nite and important part in mak
ing college life more complete
ROOM Univesrity men students. Bus on
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LOST Pearl jeweled Sigma Chi pin on
campus last week. Liberal reward tor
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of The Daily Nebraskan. Courtesy
of the Philip Morris campus rep
resentative, Bill Baker, the en
velopes are made of heavy white
paper with a schedule blank
printed on front.
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