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Vol. 51 No. 22
LINCOLN 8. NEBRASKA
Friday, October 13, 1950
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The battleship Missouri -and allied warships set the
port of Chongjin afire yesterday with a thunderous bom
bardment and naval air strikes. The sea-air attacks
were not many miles from the communist China and
Soviet Siberia borders.
There were indications that the
heavy shelling was continuing.
Chongjin, an iron and steel
center of 190,000 people is 43
miles from the Manchurian fron
tier and 49 miles southeast of
Carrier plans rocketed and
strafed Chongjin in a fiery two
day prelude to the warship
bombardment. In addition to the
Missouri, the U.S.- heavy cruiser
Helena, and unidentified British,
Canadian and Australian vessels
took part. After an hour of shel
ling, parts of the city were seen
AP correspondent, Gene Her
rick reported that the bombard
ment was like the one that soft
ened the west coast for the am
phibious landings at Inchon in
A landing at Chongjin could
start another United Nations
spearhead rolling across the pe
ninsula to seal off the reds from
Far south-vest of Chongjin,
allied ground troops pushed
steadily ahead on three fronts
toward Pyongyang. Tank-led
columns above the 38th parallel
were moving toward the red cap
ital from the south, southwest
On the fighting fronts, the
reds were tasting the bitter med
icine that they forced on the
United Nations forces early in
Far ahead of the 135 mile
front, stretching slant-wise across
the peninsula north of the paral
lel, allied planes extended their
strikes in red Korea close to
the Manchurian and Siberian
In Los Angeles the American
Legion voted to "demand" that
President Truman reconstitute
the state department, but it side
stepped naming Secretary of
State Dean Acheson, or suggest
ing his removal.
The latter had been urged by
the legion's retiring executive
committee, but was not incor
porated in a report by the foreign
affairs committee which con
demned the state department's
failure to deal adequately with
the grim and bloody advance of
communism throughout the
The report also urged sponsor
ing of a resolution by the Ameri
can delegate to the United Na
tions to the effect that "further
aggression in any part of the
world by Soviet Russia will
meet the full force of retaliation
by the United Nations police au
thority, including, if necessary,
the release of atomic weapons
on Soviet Russia."
As: Union Holds
cn House at
8 p.m. Tonight
The Ag Union will hold its an
nual Open House tonight start
ing at 8:00 p. m. All students and
faculty are welcome.
Displays, dancing and bingo
will be the main attractions of the
evening, according to Miss Hollis
Eggers. Ag Union activities direc
tor. Most of the organizations on Ag
campus have been contacted to
put up a display or to give a
demonstration of their functions.
The following organizations plan
to have displays: Ag Exec board,
Ag Economics club, Ag Relicious
Council, Ag YM-YW, Alpha Zeta,
Block and Bridle. Phi Upsilon
Omicron, Tri-K club, University
4-H club, Varsity Dairy, and the
scuaent chapter of the Soil Con
servation Society of America.
Riley Smith and his orchestra
will furnish the music for the
dancing will last from 8 to
12 p.m. There will be no admis
sion charge for any part of the
The Cornhusker Countryman,
Ag college's monthly magazine,
plans to display the steps which
the magazine goes through before
it is printed. The various phases
include the stories, pictures, car
toons, and the way they look
from the time they are drawn up
until they are a part of the
magazine. Editor Eleanor Erick
son stated that this display prom
ises to be very educational end
may clear up some of the doubts
experienced by those who sub
scribe. Singers to Meet
With Prep Choirs
University Singers will meet
with two high school choirs Fri
day. They will give a rehearsal
with the Scottsbluff and Teach
ers high school choirs at 11 a. m.
in the Union ballroom.
Dr. Arthur Westbrook con
ducts the singers and Morris
Hayes, a graduate of the Univer
sity directs the Scottsbluff choir.
The Scottsbluff band will play
during the half-time at the
Scotlsbluff-Lincoln high football
game Friday night.
To Take Part
In NU Week
Plans Call for
Faculty will meet faculty at a
roundtable discussion at Love
Library auditorium, Tuesday,
Oct. 17 from 4 to 5:30 p. m. The
seminar will be held in conjunc
tion with UN Week, Oct. 17 to
Speaking at the discussion will
be Theodore Jorgensen and Rich
ard Sill of the physics depart
ment and Maurice C. Latta and
Edgar N. Johnson of the social
sciences department. Latta is on
the economics faculty and John
son is a history professor.
The four men will discuss
"UN and the Application of
Knowledge." They will discuss
the advancement of knowledge
in the world and the problems
involved in using the knowledge
which we have gained.
A question and answer period
will follow the roundtable dis
cussion. The seminar viii
approximately 40 minutes and
the remainder of the time vn.
be used for audience participa
tion. The program is open to the
public. Both faculty members
and University students are urg
ed by Harold Peterson, president
of NUCWA, to attend.
The roundtable discussion will
open seven days of UN Week ac
tivities. Wednesday, the Cosmo
politan club will hold an open
meeting at which they will have
a debate. Thursday an All-University
convocation will be held.
Other activities include a cof
fee hour to be held Sunday, Oct.
22, and exhibits in Love Library.
An annual NUCWA project,
UN Week will be celebrated in
nations all over the world. In
the United States,- over 70 na
tional organizations will partici
pate. UN Day, an international holi
day this year by decree of the
United Nations organization, will
be held Tuesday, Oct. 24. The
carillon bells will ring Tuesday
morning at 11 a. m. to commem
orate the coming into effect of
the UN Charter in 1945.
Committees to work on the
projects for the week have been
selected from NUCWA members.
Co-chairmen Joan Jones and
Marilyn Coupe are coordinating
the work of these committees.
Charles Kemp, executive sec
retary of the YM, announced the
dates today for the annual ping
pong tournament which is open
to ping-pong enthusiasts on the
A twenty-five cent entry fee
will be charged to non-Y mem
bers; there will be no charge for
members. Registration for the
tournament must be made before
October 24th at the Y office in
the Temple Building. The first
round is to be completed in one
week while other dates will be
announced as the tourney progresses.
Better Watch Your Step!
Today's Friday the 13th
Have you looked at the cal
endar lately? You'd better check
up on that right away. Because
Friday the 13th is the date to
day and is also the day of days.
That doesn't bother you? Well,
fine! It's the superstitious people
that should be worried today.
Today brings up a lot of events
that might be influenced by that
Friday 13th dateline.
' Six weeks tests, trips to Boul
der, big plans for parties at
night, and committee meetings,
will be events that might be
fouled-up by Friday the 13th.
However, there are several
theories put forth as to the best
way to get through the day with
out loss of your soul, money, or
reputation to the evil spirits.
How about staying in bed all
day? Forget to tell your room
mate what time to awaken you.
Or better yet, hide the alarm
clock before going to bed. Those
who are really superstitious
might even iock their doors and
pile a few chairs in front of
Of course, the prospect of
missing a few quizzes, lectures,
or labs might induce the brav
est souls to hop out of bed and
venture out on Friday the 13th.
Stay In Bed
If you are one of the few who
are going to be gaiiant and live
through the day out of bed, you
might be on the lookout for the
evil spirits of the 13th.
Whenever you cross the street
look twice and hurry. Make sure
that you see that typical campus
driver rushing his rattle-trap
down the pavement. He may be
avoiding Friday the 13th, also.
When you run up to the third
floor of a class building or dorm,
Committee to Enlist Aid
Of Campus Organizations
College Days general commit
tee members Thursday afternoon
made plans to contact all cam
pus organizations to enlist their
support and help for the cele
bration. Jayne Wade and Marilyn
Coupe were named as chairmen
in charge of high school visitors.
According to the chairmen, a
committee will be organized
which will work through Dean
Henzlick, Teachers college and
the School Masters club. An ef
fort will be made during the
state teachers' convention to in
form the instructors about Col
To Send Letters
Sometime in February, point
out Miss Wade and Miss Coupe,
all high schools will be sent let
ters inviting students to the
three-day celebration April 26 to
The following persons were
appointed by Nancy Porter, per
sonnel chairman, to visit organ
izations and explain the purpose
and setup of College Days:
AWS, Ann Barger; AUF, Bill
Dugan; Coed counselors, Jan
Lindquist; Panhellenic, Phyllis
Haley; Red Cross, Bill Dugan;
Ag and City Unions, Ann Bar
ber; The Daily Nebraskan, Jerry
Warren and Joan Krueger; YW,
Phyllis Haley; Corn Shucks, Bill
Dugan; Farmers' Fair Board, Don
Beaver; YM, Jan Lindquist; Cos
mopolitan club, Susan Reed; N
Club, Herb Reese; WAA, Poochie
Rediger; and Candidate Officers
association, George Wilcox.
An effort will be made soon
to contact different campus hon
oraries to explain College Days.
Colleges To Assist
In addition to the Farmers'
Fair and Engineers Week which
will be a part of College Days,
several other colleges and de
partments have agreed to par
ticipate in the celebration.
Other colleges, reports Miss
Reed, . are still conferring with
Letters telling the purpose of
College Days and outlining a
general program will be mailed
soon to all campusprganizations,
organized houses and colleges by
Phyllis Haley, College Days sec
retary. Beaver Speaks
Don Beaver, chairman of the
Farmers Fair, told the committee
of plans Ag college is making.
Included in the Fair will be the
annual Rodeo, special events and
Students who signed up to
work on College Days commit
tees at the activities mart will
be called for a mass meeting
soon, said Miss Porter. At that
time they will be assigned spe
cial committees or duties.
A tentative schedule of events
is being drawn up by Bill Dugan,
assistant chairman. Chairman of
the College Days committee is
Gene Berg, president of Builders,
the organization sponsoring the
Committee members will meet
Monday to consider special events
during the three days.
College Days, which was ap
proved by the University faculty
senate in 1932, will be a three-
day celebration in the spring
sinr'lar to Iowa State's Veishea
and the University of Colorado's
Emphasis, points out Berg, is
placed on educational aspects of
college, but the public also has
take it easy. People have been
known to drop dead after ex
erting themselves on Friday the
Anotner precaution: be very
discriminating in your choice of
food. Your best friend, who is
supersitious, might be trying to
change your attitude towards the
13th by poisoning what you eat.
Those things do happen, you
When anyone offers you a ride
home or to class, check their
credentials first. They might be
intending to drive into a stone
wall to prove to you that Friday
the 13th is actually dangerous.
If you have survived the day
without any mishaps, don't re
lax! That seems to be the big
mistake of all people on the 13th.
You might come back to the
dorm, house, or wherever you
live and heave a sigh of relief
that the day is over.
Brotner, that's when you had
better look out! Some little
spirit with a twisted sense of
humor might have put crackers
in your bed, half-sheeted it,
sawed off one of the legs, or
even soaked your clothes and
tied them in knots.
We're not trying to frighten
you; It's just that when you are
least suspecting anything unus
ual on the 13th, It happens.
A few rare individuals do get
through this day without any
thing really serious happening
You might be one of them. So
cheer up, drink a cup of black
coffee to wake up, and face this
day like any other day in the
an opportunity to see other
phases of campus life.
Colleges and departments have
been urged by the committee to
plan open houses for the celebra
tion, special displays and ex
hibits which will portray the
work of their particular study.
The first "Campus Cues" pro
gram of this year will be held
Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., in
Ellen Smith hall.
All Coed Counselors and
freshman girls will discuss "How
To Dress for Occasions."
In previous years, the Coed
Counselors have held "Charm
School and Book Review" ses
sions for the freshmen women.
However, this year a new pro
gram is being adopted which
will include revised sessions that
will include more topics of in
terest to the freshmen.
Tish Swanson, chairman of
Campus Cues, said that musical
reviews, football reviews, and a
session concerning the Nebraska
Art association exhibit will be a
part of this year's program.
These reviews will be held
every Tuesday night during the
school year at 7 p.m. Last year
all meetings were held in Ellen
Smith hall, but this year plans
are being made to hold the ses
sions in places appropriate to
the evening's topic.
For instance, if a book review
is being given, the meeting will
be held in the Union book nook;
if the program includes musical
numbers, the girls will meet in
the Union music room.
All May Attend
The program has been set up
especially for freshman girls but
upperclassmen are invited to at
tend. Any freshman that has not
been contacted by her "Big Sis
ter" is urged to attend, anyway.
Miss Swanson is assisted by
Nancy DeBord and- Ann. Lueder,
who is representing the Student
Dance instruction is being held
at the Union this year. Follow
ing the Campus Cues meetings
the Coed Counselors will be
hostesses at these dances.
100 Ag Dancers
Approximately 100 Ag college
students attended the dancing
lessons held at the Ag Union
Coinciding with the Univer
sity's ratio of one woman to three
men, there was an overwhelm
ing majority of men at the les
sons. Only about 35 girls attend
ed, leaving a large stag line of
men who could only watch the
Miss Jeanne Vierke, chairman
of the dance committee empha
sized that more women would
be needed at the lessons to be
held again next Wednesday ev
ening at 7:00 p. m. She pointed
out that this was an excellent
opportunity for a person to meet
some new friends as well as to
learn how to dance.
Basic steps are now being
taught but as time goes on the
other dances such as the rumba,
waltz, etc. will be presented to
Kosmet Klub workers re
member to tnrn in your Cru
sade For Freedom scrolls Sat
urday from 12-12:30 p.m. in
the Kosmet Klub room in the
Electrical Engineers Begin
Campaign to Build Workshop
The American Institute of
Electrical Engineers is starting a
campaign to build an engineer's
The money raised from the
AIEE picnic-square dance to be
held Friday night will be Used to
buy equipment for this work
shop. Space has been allotted in
Ferguson hall for the workshop.
The group now needs to obtain
equipment for the project to go
in the room.
The picnic is the first in a
series of events to raise money.
The engineers plan to make the
picnic an annual event, accord
ing to chairman Vince Cunning
The workshop will include
equipment for students who want
to work on personal projects, ex
periments or Engineers Week
As they are able to collect
money, the group will start to
purchase some of the smaller,
basic equipment such as ham
mers, screwdrivers and drills.
Later, the group will be able to
get power tools such as jig saws,
drill presses and buzz saws.
Eventually they hope to be able
to get electronic testing equip
ment. They hope to be able to get the
first equipment about Nov. 1.
Although the project is sponsor
ed by the Electrical Engineers
society, the shop will be open to
any engineer. Dean Roy Green
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Tomorrow is the last chance
University students will have to
sign their names to the Free
The five day drive, which was
opened Monday by Gov. Val
Peterson, will end Saturday and
the scrolls will be flown to Berlin.
Commenting on the Crusade
for Freedom, Rob Raun, Student
Council president, said that stu
dents should certainly take ad
vantage of this opportunity to
support "a very worthy cause."
"By signing the Freedom Scroll
and contributing to the Radio
Free Europe fund through the
AUF," the president said, "we
can prove that the student body
really is concerned about the
welfare of the millions im
prisoned behind the iron cur
tain." Goal 5,000
Student Council is the organ
ization sponsoring the campus
campaign which has a 5,000 goal.
By the middle of the week sig
natures had reached the half
way mark, reported Jerry Mat
zke, chairman of the general
committee and vice president of
NUCWA, the coordinating agen
cy. The University's contribution
to the drive will come from AUF
funds, Jo Lisher, director, an
nounced this week. About 10
cents per pledge will be donated
to Crusade for Freedom.
The campus crusade has been
directed by a committee com
posed of Matzke, Raun, Miss
Lisher, Bruce Kennedy, Leon
Pfeiffer, Harold Peterson and
When reaching Berlin, the
scrolls will be used in the dedi
cation ceremonies of a freedom
bell on United Nations Day. This
bell will ring daily after dedi
cation on Oct. 24.
Kosmet Klub workers have
been in charge of soliciting sig
natures on the scrolls. A tenta
tive goal of 150 names per
worker was set at the beginning
of the drive.
Chairmen to Call
All students who signed up at
the activities mart to work on
Builders committees will be noti
fied before next Wednesday.
This was announced by Poochie
Rediger, mass meetings, parties
and conventions chairman.
Work on the committee pro
jects will begin immediately, she
said, and workers will meet with
their committee chairman to find
out what work they may do.
of the Engineering college has
approved the project.
Idea from Colorado
The idea for the workshop came
from the University of Colorado.
Last year, the head of the en
gineering college at that school,
W. Clinton DuVall, told the AIEE
about a workshop project there.
Club members decided to initiate
a similar program here. Leo
Bock has been in charge of plan
ning for the room.
The picnic will be held in
Antelope park Friday from 6:30
to 7:30 p.m. The group will then
move to the Antelope park dance
pavilion for square dancing un
til 11 p.m.
All those attending are urged
to wear informal clothes jeans
or full Bkirts.
Intermission entertainment will
include "Cornville Varieties,"
three skits presented jointly by
the AIEE and the Delian union.
The skits were written by Mar
vin Malone and directed by Paul
Rundle of the AIEE.
Pat O'Dea will serve as master
Tickets are 75 cents. They are
on sale in a Union booth or from
any upperclass electrical en
gineer. Officers of the AIEE are: Vince
Cuningham, chairman; Don Mit
chell, vice chairman; Nolan
Jones, recording secretary; Don
Proctot, corresponding secretary;
and DeWayne Guhn treasurer.
Filings for Junior and Senior class officers are open
as of today. Anyone interested is urged to file with Dean
Hallgrens office in the Administration building befor
The elections of last spring were invalidated by th
Student Council for several rea-'
The elections had not been
publicized two weeks preceeding
the actual voting. The election
committee of the Student Coun
cil had not approved the elec
tions, and the faculty committee
on student affairs was not satis
fied with the election procedure.
Therefore the filings and elec
tions are being held at this time.
Tentative elections date is set
for Thursday, Oct. 26.
Voting may be done from 8 to
5 on either the Ag or City cam
puses. There will be booths in
the Unions of both campuses.
Bob Parker, Student Council
vice president, who is in charge
of the elections has emphasized
the filling and voting procedure
to be followed.
Only juniors and seniors may
vote for their class officers. There
will be two Student Council
members at each polling place.
There are to be four officers
for each class. These officers will
choose the class council and
sponsor the class proms. These
are the main duties of the of
ficers. There must be a minimum of
two candidates for each office.
If this isn't fulfilled elections will
Also, if there is not enough
interest shown in the elections
and filings, the procedure will
be called off.
These plans have been dis
cussed, moved, and approved by
the Student Council. Election
committee from the Council in
cludes: Bob Parker, chairman;
Bill Michelson, Peggy Mulvaney,
and Rex Messersmith.
In order to file for junior or
senior -class officer -eligibility re
quirements must be fulfilled.
These refer to individual college
requirements, hour require
ments and University scholastic
At Bums' Ball
Old clothes will predominate
Friday at the annual 'Bums' ball
sponsored by the Independent
Prizes will be awarded for the'
best "bum" and "bummess"
costumes. No one dressed in or
thodox dress will be admitted.
As the dancers enter the room,
they will pass under a ladder,
which is part of the superstition
theme commemorating Friday
the 13th. Decorations will
follow the same theme.
Bucky Lewis and his orches
tra will play for the annual
dance which will be held from
8:30 to 12 p.m.
All holders of ISA activity
cards will be admitted free.
Tickets will be sold at the door
to those who do not have cards.
Any student may attend the
dance. There will be a number
of hostesses present to take care
of any stags present. The dance
is not for dates only .
A gift of $1,000 to the Univer
sity Foundation to help music
students obtain a University
education was announced Friday
by Perry W. Branch, Foundation
The gift is from Mr. and Mrs.
Don Hill who created the fund as
a memorial to their daughter,
One scholarship of $200 will be
given each year to an upperclass
student in the University's De
partment of Music. The recipient
well be selected by a music
"We deeply appreciate this fine
gift from Mr. and Mrs. Hill,"
Dr. Arthur Westbrook, Director
of the School of Fine Arts, said.
"This is the first scholarship es
tablished locally to help music
students. It will help us fill a
great need for scholarships for
outstanding young men and
women who seek careers in music
but who are unable to pay the
fees of these courses which are
necessarily higher than those in
most other University depart
ments." Unofficial Husker Rally
Scheduled at Boulder
Students going to Boulder for
the Colorado game keep on the
look-out for an impromptu Corn
husker rally tonight.
The rally, if it is held, will not
be officially sponsored by the
rally committee. However, a Ne
braska pep band will be present
and rumors are that the rally will
Pi Beta Phis,
Pi Beta Phi and Kappa Alphm
Theta sororities are the first
houses to contribute 100 per cent
to the All University Fund cam
paign for student donations.
This was announced in the first
complete sorority report received
regarding the outcome of the
first two weeks of the drive. The
fraternity report is not yet com
plete. Sandra Walt, solicitation chair
man for the organized houses,
announced that over half of the
14 campus sororities had sup
ported with at least 50 per cent
of their goal. The goal is fig
ured by multiplying the number
of girls in the house times two.
So far, the amount pledged
by sororities totals $955.05. The
total goal is $1,723 for sororities.
Following is a list of all sor
orities ranked according to the
percentage of individual goals
reached up to date.
Pi Beta Phi 100
Kappa Alpha Theta ..100
Sigma Delta Tau 90
Delta Gamma 82
Kappa Kappa Gamma 80
Alpha Phi- 80
Gamma Phi Beta .... 63
Alpha Omicron Pi .... 50
Alpha Xi Delta 44
Delta Delta Delta .... 41
Sigma Kappa 22
Alpha Chi Omega .... 19
Chi Omega 17
Kappa Delta ... 17 .
The fraternity report will ap
pear in the 'Rag' sometime next
The first six pledging dates
for general campus groups will
end Oct. 16. Each pledging per
iod is devoted to collecting con
tributions from the arbitrary
groups designated by AUF.
Following is the schedule that
will be followed throughout the
Oct. 2 to 16, Fraternities and
Oct. 9 to 16, Organized houses.
Oct. 16 to 30, Activity organi
zations. Oct. 24 to Nov. 6, Denomina
Nov. 6 to Feb. 26, Independent
Oct. 2 to Feb. 26, All student
All collections for the various
groups will begin soon and will
be announced in a later issue of
For Pub Board
Filings for positions on the
committee on Student Publica
tions will close Friday, Oct. 13.
The sophomore, junior, and
senior classes will each have one
member on the board. Candi
dates must meet their hour,
scholastic, and class requirements
to be eligible for the position.
Staff members of the Daily
Nebraskan, Corn Shucks, and
The Cornhusker will be chosen
by the committee. Also contract
for these publications must be
approved by the committee.
Applications should be made
by letter to the Student CounciL
Each applicant should state his
name, college year, and a brief
summary of his reasons for ap
plying. This should include ex
perience with publications and
qualities that would fit them for
work on the committee.
A private interview will be
given each applicant later.
Professor Roger Shumate is
chairman of the committee.
Other faculty members on the
committee are C. W. Harper,
Clifford Hicks, and Miss Mary
Guthrie, Dr. T. J. Thompson is
an ex-officio member serving at
the request of the committee.
Publication advisor i Bruce
Student members of the com
mittee last year were: M. J.
Melick, Leon Pfeiffer and Ger
YM Will Present Wek1y
Movie of Sports Event
A new series of 16mm sound
peictures will be presented at the
YM Lounge in the Temple each
Friday at 12:30 p.m. The films
present the highlights of the
sporting events which took place
the previous week, such ag foot
ball, boxing, track, aquatics,
This film Is the first weekly
feature of sports events to be
made on 16 mm film. Everyone
oa campus is invited to the "YM
lounge to see the film.
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