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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Thursday, October 19, 1950
To the Editor:
Mail Call . . .
Cleaning out the old desk last night we came across
several stacks of letters, pamphlets and folders from a
variety of organizations and corporations. Some of them
were recent publications and releases, while others were
two or three "editors" old. All of them were nothing more
than "publicity considerations" and requests for space,
accompanied by tempting offers of free tickets, free
copies and membership fees canceled.
Some of the releases might have made interesting
reading as bulletins from the state department on our
economic system or excerpts from current magazines
about socialized medicine. Others were definitely biased
and obviously beneficial only to a special group.
For instance, the Civil Rights Congress sent us a
magazine entitled, "Censored News of Your America." A
take-off on "Time," the publication tried to present the
reader with the faults of the United States government,
its judicial system and even the nation's sports. The
editors tried to smear every national figure who has some
time in his life denounced the communists as a detri
mental group. The "below-the-belt" attitude of this pink
sheet was more than disgusting, but that is what comes
through the mail
Another radical release was a reprint from an issue
of "Crow's Pacific Coast Lumber Digest." The contents?
Well, this will give you some idea. "The whole responsi
bility has its foundation on the administration of Frank
lin Delano Roosevelt, especially that period when the mad
man, suffering hallucinations ot gioDai leaaersnip, was
being victimized by Stalin to whom he leaned strongly."
An editor's "mail" is not confined to the boundaries
of the United States either. India and Egypt are con
stantly plaguing editors with news of their respective
progresses. Did you know there are 14,500 books in the
public library at Cairo? Or that the roads in the "broad
expanses of India" have increased 57 since 1940?
And then there was the one from "Esquire" magazine
asking for our cooperation in sponsoring "Miss 1951 Es
quire Calendar Girl." There was quite a string of activities
planned for the winner, ranging from an all-expense-paid
trip to New York, to a special picture in "Esquire." The
most tempting part of it all was the promise to give the
editor sponsoring the winner, a free trip to Chicago.
(Maybe we should have cleaned out that desk last month!)
Near the bottom of the pile was some advance pub
licity on something we never knew existed National Cat
Week. Sponsored by The American Feline Society, this
national observance will be held during the week of Nov.
5 through 11. "The animal's utilitarian worth in the store,
warehouse, factory and on the farm as rodent insurance,"
says the article, "is of course again being realized." We
can see the headlines now: "Help Save America's Cats
Adopt a Cat"
But the crowning touch was the package of dates that
arrived special delivery about the first of September.
Grown in sunny California, "Handy Andy's" famous dates
were the most welcome of all the "publicity considera
tions." We wish everyone who desires space in The Daily
Nebraskan, accompany their requests with a sample of
But then what the hell would we do with a load of
iron from U, S. Steel or an office full of cats ?
Page The General . . .
By R. E. Manchester
Vnm of Men, Rent State llnlveinity, Kent, Ohio
Many time I have heard references to "General Average." He
must be quite fellow. Everyone talks about him. I picture him in
my mind as one of the high brass with medals all over his front
exposure, but I have never seen him. Have you?
I look, look and look but every one I see is not "General Av
erage." And I have yet to find a living person who has any interest
In becoming a "General Average." It seems to me that every person
I meet is an unusual individual who has ambitions and desires rela
tive to a million things but not one ambition and not one desire is
that of being average.
No two snow flakes are alike, no two potatoes bulge in the
same spots, no two blades of grass are exact duplicates, no two
linger prints can be interchanged and even human twins (who may
look alike to a stranger) are different to the mother. It would seem
that the basic plan for all things features differences rather than
I know that my friend the -"Demon Statistician" will continue
to count, add, subtract, divide and take square roots and I know
that he will talk about the virtues and faults of "General Average"
and I know that he will have much fun and much satisfaction as a
Tesult of his work but 1 also know that if 1 ask him if he is an
average statistician he will laugh in my face. Ha! Ha! What a joke!
As the days go by, you will hear about the "General" so keep
vntir pvpb nnen. Mavbe vour luck will be better than mine. Maybe
en some bright morning you may
nnng rum arouna jor a visu.. i
General Average of General Averages."
VA Reports on
"Nearly three-fourths of all dis
abled -veterans on the Veterans
Administration's disability com
pensation rolls are drawing their
monthly checks because of gen
eral medical and surgical dis
abilities. A VA analysis of the nearly
2 million disabled veterans draw
ing compensation showed 73 per
cent of them had general medical
and surgical disabilities, 23 per
cent had neuro-psychiatric con
ditions, and the remaining 4 per
cent were disabled with tubercu
losis, as reported by Ashley
Westmoreland, Lincoln regional
Jim. (baihf. TkjbJia&fouv
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meet him face to face. If you do, I
uiieu wunuei xl uicie is a upo
The VA official said the study
also showed that of the nearly
1,460,000 disabled veterans in the
general medical and surgical
category, 42 per cent had dis
abilities involving joints, muscles,
About six out of every ten
World War II veterans on the
compensation rolls had disabili
ties rated at 20 per cent or less
as compared to the World War I
analysis. Five out of ten World
War I veterans were in the 20
per cent or undc class, and only
four out of ten members of the
regular establishment were in
faeulty ol the University but men-bars of
personally naponsiDia a or araai way aay
Norma Chobhuek, Jerry Warren
Kroecer. Kent axteil, Betty Dot 'Weaver,
Glenn Kosenqulet, Tsm Bleehe
.................................... Bob Banks
. . , Jerry Bailey
Joan Van Valkenhura
, , Ted Bandolpb
I have noted with appreciation the "Rag,s,, increased interest
in world affairs this semester. Giving front page attention to world
news and high lighting UN-centered campus news are good steps
toward waking us up to the world we live in.
To continue your policy along this line, and to follow up UN
week, why not invite the staff of the UN Cosmopolitan to guest-edit
an issue, or at a minimum, a full half issue of the "Rag," using their
own choice of articles, pictures, make-up and style. In my opinion
our local Cosmopolitan has far outstripped the typical club journals
on this and other campuses, and has given its readers something in
the journalistic line to be proud of.
Each issue of the Cosmopolitan features some controversial
topic which well can be discussed by all club members of differing
backgrounds and points of view. Each issue also features a particu
lar country, international who's who and a touch of international
Making the material of such a paper available to the entire
student body once would, I think, increase our understanding of
students on our own campus as well as help us see the world as
others see it
To the Editor:
Two weeks ago as the crowd from the football game was dis
persing, I heard a great many comment: "I wish the Carillon bells
Don't you think that, win or lose, it would be effective to have
the bells play the "Cornhusker," "There is no place like Nebraska,"
and other songs? Out of state and city visitors would like to hear
the singing tower I am sure, as well as the students.
Mrs. Roy Cochran
Ellen Smith Keeps Dignity
After Hectic 58 Years
BY JERRY BAILEY
Rumpled queen of campus
landmarks is Ellen Smith hall,
who squats in silent dignity on
the corner of 14th and R. Be
neath her rumpled robes of red
brick can be heard her heart
beats . . . footfalls of co-eds who
come and go through her stately
Ellen Smith hall is named af
ter the University's first woman
faculty member, who served as
registrar many years ago. The
Ellen Smith of todav the red !
v;i, tfinac f ,
YWCA. AWS and Panhellenic.
Her one-time bedrooms are now
clubrooms. In her old-style par
lors groups like the University ;
Dames hold regular meetings.
As many as 15 meetings a day
are held in Ellen Smith.
She was constructed as a pri
vate residence in the 19th cen- ,
tury by people of means. She j
housed families of prominent ,
Lincoln business men. In the
early days of the 20th century
she was purchased by the Uni
versity, and has remained Uni
versity property to this day.
During World War I Ellen
Smith served as a fraternity
house, but the presence of so
many men was almost a sacri
lege in so feminine a building.
Today Ellen Smith sees a few
males enter her doors, but not
many. And no men at all are
permitted above the first floor.
Mrs. Russell Hawkins is the
closest thing to a housemother
that Ellen Smith has. Mrs.
Hawkins is the popular eldest
citizen of Ellen Smith. She helps
those about her in many ways,
be it as cateress at some func
tion or as a pusher of vacuum
sweepers. Many teas and parties
find her pouring or offering that
second lump of sugar. Mrs.
Hawkins has seen many Deans
of Women and YW secretaries
come and go.
The walls of Ellen Smith are (
covered with plaques, memen-
toes, and portraits. Beethoven
frowns down from the piano, and
a canine portrait of Ellen Smith's I
dog looks wistfully out over a 1
The massive carved staircase j
and balcony, deep carpets, dark
draperies, all give an air of
peaceful twilight to Ellen
The building's center court is j
f ,4jcmai waitinE when 1
co-eds crowd it during AWS
court sessions. Did a girl linger
too long over that good-night
kiss? Did she stay out after
hours? She will wait in Ellen
Smith's somber court before go-
ing upstairs to be told that she
has been rampused.
A rnnm in F!llfn Smith's mustv
attic has been remodeled to I
serve as a YW worsnip worK
shop space. In her dungeon-like
basement Ellen Smith conceals
the YW mimeograph and piles
of old clothes being collected
frf rnrnno Wurrnw prpakinF
stairs lead ' down to the lower !
depths, and limestone -walls meet
the touch. Many steam pipes
give the area a strong resem
blance to a Turkish bath.
A tunnel is rumored to run
from Ellen Smith to the Coli
seum. Girls perhaps could find
their way to basketball games
without paying admittance if'
they could squeeze through
steam pipes and survive -Gehenna-like
Plush upstairs furniture and
an ornate old silver service are
used when Ellen Smith is host
to some meeting. But outside of
special .events, Ellen Smith en
forces an unwritten rule that
the upholstered furniture is not
to be sat upon. Her old grandeur
is not to be disturbed by any
thing short of major functions.
Perhaps the most colorful
event at Ellen Smith is the
"Hanging of the Greens" late in
Drive To dose
University 4-H Club member
ship drive will close Thursday.
A booth -will be open in the
Ag Union. Membership dues are
50 cents a year.
The purpose of the club is to
promote fellowship on campus
between former 4-H club mem-
nd t"re leaders in
November. Ellen Smith is dec
orated for the Christmas festiv
ities and many parties are held
within her at that time.
On the whole, Ellen Smith
serves overtime as a meeting
place and activities center.
Workers within her may praise
Ellen Smith, but they look for
ward to expansion into offices
in the projected Union addition.
In the future, when the new
campus and projected rood ern
buildings are an actuality, Ellen
Sth will probably still be on
her corner like a crusty old dow-
ager. She will be wrinkling her
ancient nose at the 20th Cen
tury and all its works.
By Art Epstien
Radio station KNU is now in
full swing with its simulated
broadcasts into the Union. One
of the broadcasters that rates
high with the student body is
"Platter Chatter." "Chatter," is
f eatur i n g
Chester - Slatts.
which can be
Friday at 4:45,
gives the list
eners four of
the best in po
of the day.
Along with the records is chat
ter about the records, and of the
campus. Also thrown into the
program but with plenty of aim
are humorous anecdotes that
are written by Lange- The com
bined effect of Slatts, the rec
ords, and the sideline chatter
makes this program one that de
serves a spot every day over
your university s radio station, ,
rrj , , , JC .r.jr, j
Today at 3:45-4:45 station KNU I
will bring to you, by tape record-i
ing, the morning speech of Chan-
cellor Gustavson. This speech,
that will be given at the coliseum,
is about the United Nations. It
will highlight the agenda. So re
member, il you can t attena ine
actual speecn you can near w
exact talk over KNU
This week "Authors of the
Ages" will present "Luck," writ-
ten by Wilbur Steele. The pro-
ducer of this week's play will
be Dale Anderson. Featured in
the leading rolls will be Bob
Askey as Yaard, and John Wood
in as Gennison. This story re
values around luck. In the plot
Gennison believes that whatever
happens to him, happens through
the medium of pure luck. Yaard,
on the other hand believes that
everything is planned for him.
The plot circles the fact that
both men are brought together
in a poker game. -Of course, Gen-
nison wins in the game, but this
he does by cheating He is de
tected by Yaard. Further com
plications are brought into the
plot by the fact that both men
are in love with tthe same girl.
The way that Gennison conives
against Yaard to obtain the
woman, and how he receives his
just reward in the -end -can be
heard over "Authors of the Ages"
at 9:05 Thursday evening oer
That's all, Paul.
FREE LECTURE ON
Arthur C. WFitaey, C S., Chicago, IE.
Member of the Board -of Lectureship of the Mother Church,
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, In Boston, MassachuHetts.
LOVE MEMORIAL LIBRARY AUDITORIUM
Thurisday, October 19, 1950, 8:00 P. M.
By Arthur J. Vennlx
What do you think of your
own ability as a poet of sorts?
If you want to test it objectively,
here's an opportunity. Enter the
'kind of contest' being sponsored
by one of the
day and Com
pany is mak
ing an effort
some of their
Bura - Shav
looking for Vennix
little jingles that have both ad
vertising value and esthetic qual
ities. For further information.
contact me in Room 305 of Love
.memorial norary or over uiuver-
sity extension 4i3z.
I rather figured on spending
next weekend in sunny Cali
fornia, attending a documents in
stitute. That's the weekend, inci
dentally, when the 'heart of the
campus' will be overrun with
librarians and school teachers.
But 1 could not find the wherewith-all,
the sine qua non, and I
couldn't find a philantropist to
sponsor me. So I'll still be
I stayed up into the wee small
hours of this morning reading a
simply too fascinating book.
It's the summary volume of the
Public Library Inquiry, titled
simply "The Public Library in
the United States." If you're in
clined to think the life of a pub
lic librarian is a pot of pure nec
tar, you should read this. j The Hacker Art Bookmobile,
This volume, the sixth in the a bookstore on wheels, was in
series, is written by Robert D. j front of Love Library Wednes
Lcigh. a social scientist, who was . day, open to all students and
. ' h; of th Droeram of ta.
ti investigating. and
h-,;, n.--n, nf ihP
bhc )ibrarv program in Amer.
i f., rrK o00i pnrnnrtinn
ica. ine carnegie corporauon
put $200,000 into the enterprise,
the results of which are neatly
set down in six little books, with
a seventh to come in the near fu
ture. dloria Waldron wrote one of
the volumes and tided it "The
Information Film." This is a
valuable little book for anyone
who is interested in audio-visual
materials. William Miller took a
lot of left handed pokes at pub
lishers in "The Book Industry."
James L. McCamy did a fine
piece oi worK wiin ouvi....u.u
Publications for the CiU.ens He
has some fresh ideas about an
otherwise stuffy subject together
with the abiuty to make Uncle
Sam's publishing efforts appear I
PrThrvolime of the series out!
of which I got the greatest wal- !
lop was Oliver Garceau's -The !
Public Library in the Poiucai .
Process." He really takes the
librarv and its organization and
associations apart and scatters
the pieces. My favorite quotation
from his book, really quite typ
ical of his vociferousness, is:
"ALA (American Library As- !
sociation ) is a strange blend of a I
rich, active, resourceful, and j
highly flexible activity with an
undernourished. poorly inte-1
grated association of low income
The other volume, "The Li
brary's Public," is the only one
written by a person connected
with the library profession. Ber
nard Berelson. It's chiefly a jus-
or .hatg b(,ing efl undone by
the public libraries,
All six of these volumes, inci-
available in the
r,j '-. . ,. , f fho
Educaon rea? '?. r0"ra of the
Love Memorial library.
Kmil IH ornltV
lil'll IflSfl IIS
Theodore Jorgenson and Rich
ard Sill of the physics depart
ment and Maurice C latta and
Edgar N. Johnson of the social
sciences department were par
ticipants in a faculty panel dis
cussion Tuesday afternoon in
Love Library auditorium.
The program opened a week of
United Nations activities.
"The UN cannot tell people
what to do, but it can devise a
method, and if it can put this
across to the people, it may
work," the four men -concluded.
The topics for discussion at
the panel -were the advancement
of knowledge in the -world and
the problems involved in using
"The knowledge should be put
across to the masses and the re
ward for this action will be to
help other people," the four mrai
stated in their discussion of the
They decided that a democracy
will work if everyone receives
the right information about the
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1949 HONORARY COMMANDANT Pat Berge, last year's mili
tary queen, reviews officers. Miss Berge, who was also a Beauty
Queen, is the first coed to hold the title of Honorary Commandant.
The title in previous years was Honorary Colonel.
Hacker Art Bookmobile Visits
University With 1,000 Books
faculty interested in the collec
tion of books that are van car
ried. To all expectations the book-
; mobile should resemble a travel-
j jng grocery store, a cluttered em-
porium with inadequate light
ing and a musty cargo. This,
however, does not pertain to the
bookmobile. On entering the
midget store one finds a mod
ernly appointed room, with
flourescent lighting, cushioned
leather seats, tile floors, and ad
justable book shelves; all on
Hacker Galleries j
The Bookmobile is sponsored !
by the Hacker Galleries of New
d l venture of its kind. The
driver of thg bookstow is peter
House of Carnbrjdge Mass who
jg well acquainted -ith -wv I
volumn in toe $5 000 coiecti0n !
ne carrjes- j
Th sbeh;esn re fflled !
than 1,000 rare, imported ,
on the arts, priced from
$l t $1,000 A complete line of
color reproductions from Amer-
: JL" "u .iuuy iu
Anyone who has a picture
of the Faculty Homecoming
dinner is asked to contact
Doris Carlson at 2-3587.
ROOMS for boys: Cotner House, crone
the utroet out.h from University Library. ,
Inquire JSi" "R '. 2-23(14.
Leafiong Complete ballroom
30 leHsons 2D do. Joyce Xance '
UEUGHTFUL leeping rooms vallable.
2 to '2 men in .each. Reasonably priced.
2KIU k. a-44;,(i.
U. B. Conversion Machinery Co., will now ,
start oualiiied indivlduuif; in own busi-,
neHK. ( Essential i No experience neoes- '''
sary. Can lie operated from home, part i
or full time. Bteady puaranteed Income. '
1,500.00 cash investment fully nerured. 1
Wiite Dally MehraHkan, Htuuem Union
BldK., Lincoln , Nebraska.
WANTED Girl to work in kitchen i've
nliiKB and Sunday meai hourn. Wape
and meal. Apply Kuth Frahm, Student
Oak trophy caae. Inquire at
j BEAUTIFUL new ties by the hundreds at
the Collt'Ke Htore Avers l.'lfi Rn 1!llh
iuuinj hundsome college man -with car!
Hnd money desires to meet niee Elrl.
Ohjeet: Mutual companionship. Call Don
Sohulteia at 2-7707
otfoa many foot' jUa -
available. Books on everything
from the "History of the Pub,"
to "Tastels of the 17th Century
may be found on the shelves.
Cultures of all parts of the
world are represented in book
form. Practical arts, such as de
signing clothes and home mak
ing also are elaborated on by re
To Tour America
The bookmobile will make its
way to small towns and villages
all the way to the West Coast,
taking books to libraries, schools
colleges and other buyers. Many
of the volumes that the unit car
ries can not be obtained through
other sources, because of the
rarity of the book or the remote
facilities of some of the buyers.
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