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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 19, 1950)
Have you ever wondered what
went on here on the Nebraska
campus 33 years ago?
. Looking back over the old
files of The Daily Nebraskan,
we found that life on campus
was quite different from what
the modern student sees.
The ads in the copies of the
1912 Hag would really amaze
you! All of them, in speaking of
the college students, referred to
ladies and gentlemen. The local
Lincoln merchants now speak
of college guys and gals or
something casual like that.
The prices of food in 1912
sound like a dream. One ad of
fered a three course meal to stu
dents for 25 cents. How would
you like that in 1950? A certain
cafeteria must have certainly
done land-office business, judg
ing from their prices. Sand
wiches sold for three, four, and
five cents. Nothing on the menu
was over a dime. Coffee sold for
Copy from the ads is really
astounding. It reads like some
thing written in another world.
But just another era, students.
Typical example of 1912 lit
erary style in ad copy: "no sag
ging collars, no haphazard shoul
ders or 'lazy' fronts.'' This was
the advertisement of a Lincoln
men's clothing store.
When you pick up a copy of
the 'Rag it's hard to realize that
back in 1912 University students
were paying $1 per year for the
privilege of reading what the
Uag reporters had to say. Sub
scription blanks appeared quite
often in the Rag.' Students were
urged to get their year's copies
In the Chancellor's opening
address of the school year, stu
dents were reminded that "study
comes first" The Chancellor
seemed to feel that too little em
phasis was placed on the aca
demic side of college life. That
phase of 1912 university activ
ity doesn't sound too unusual,
The Military department was
starting out the year with a rec
ord force of 650 men. There
was a great advancement in en
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rollment over the previous se
mester. Perhaps in 1912 the tvllepe
men didn't have the same reason
for rushing out for military drill
as they do in 1950, but the sit
uation is the same. More en
rollments and a much more ser
ious attitude towards the drill
The football team was holding
daily practice out on the "farm"
campus. (That's our present-day
Ag campus.) Naturally, there
was the usual predicting of out
come, great hope for Nebraska,
and estimations of practice
In 1912 the Cornhuskers were
playing Doane college. Quite a
far cry from the Husker sched
ule of '50. However, there was
some mention made of the at
titude in the Golden Gophers
camp. Then, as now, Minnesota
stood a big challenge to the Ne
In the fall editions many ac
counts were given of the trips
taken by NU students during the
preceeding summer. Someone
had gone to Europe, someone had
Sell Returned to
Colorado's traditional Old Main
bell, stolen two years ago, has
mvsteriously appeared on the
Colorado School of Mines Cam
pus. A large "M" has recently been
cut or ground into the metal of
the belL Clay, caked on the out
side, indicates it has been buried
or hidden in the clay pits near
While celebrating their victory
Colorado Mines in 1920
overspirited students cracked the
bell, and it was stored in the
The bell was stolen in the wee
hours of the morning when the
night watchman was off-duty. It
was rolled down the front steps
of the gymnasium into a wailing
truck, chipping the front steps of
the gymnasium. These cracks can
still be seen.
At the time of the theft many
unofficial, as well as official, trips
were made to surrounding schools
to search for the bell, but noth
ing was found.
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The National Bank of Commerce is furnishing the University
of Nebraska football team with a new silver dollar, before
each game, to be used for the toss. The captain who wins
the lcs gets to keep the dollar, with the best wishes of the
ffatkmal Bank of Commerce.
find, do you know that the National Bank of Commerce has
"Comhusker Special" checking accounts especially for students?
toured Mexico, and so on, just
like it is now.
Accounts of glee club meet
ings, band practices, convoca
tions, and the like seemed to
take precedence over all other
events in the 1912 'Rag news.
These stories are still covered
by the 'Rag', but stories of na
tional significance seem to be
the dominating articles in 1950.
Mavho thpv liked it that way
jback in '12, but modern Uni
versity life just can't be beat!
Nl) Owns Car
Pool; For Use
By Staff Only
Did you know that the Uni
versity has its own car pool?
This isn't intended to be a quiz,
but it's a fact and an interest
ing one at that.
In the University's various ex
tensions throughout the state,
there are close to 175 vehicles
available to people working for
Here in Lincoln there are 40
cars and trucks that are used
daily. Only professors, heads of
departments, and other members
of the faculty are allowed to
I rent these cars, and then it is for
i Although most of the vehicles
! are in use every day, it is pos
1 ihiP tn spt one if the applica
tion is in at least two days be
fore the event
The cars are used for a va
riety of reasons, all in the line
of duty to the University, of
course. They are taken on tours,
field trips, debate squads trips,
and various other organizations
under the jurisdiction of the
C. L. Clark, foreman of the
auto shop in charge of lending
the cars in Lincoln, does the
actual lending, but before he can
turn them over, the client must
go through the red tape of sev
eral departments to get permis
sion. The University owns only one
tor a Hertz
entitling you to
STANFORD ( )
Former NU Coed Named
To German Military Post
MISS HOCOMB The former
University coed, Marthella Hol
comb, was recently appointed
as assistant public information
officer at Heidelberg military
post in Germany.
Of Nobel Prizes
After this year America may
lead all other nations in the
number of individuals who have
received Nobel prizes.
Chancellor R. G. Gustavson,
speaking before the Rotary Club
at the Comhusker Hotel Tuesday
noon, told members that until
this year Germany had won 45
while Americans had won 44. Dr.
Ralph Bunche was awarded the
45th Nobel prize this year.
There are still four prizes to
be awarded for this year, the
Chancellor pointed out, but there
is a good chance that America
will either tie with Germany or
take the lead.
bus. This is used quite often by
the zoology and geology depart
j ments for field trips. Occasion-
ally the track team has used it
j for transportation to Kansas
Close to 64.000 miles are put
on the numerous vehicles in the
course of an average month.
Considering the fact that the tax
payers are paying for the gas,
' that ain't hay.
1, In each advertisement on
this page you will find one
iwrthull game scheduled for
the corning week end. Indi
r&te your choice of winner
by checking the box next to
the team. If you wish to in
dicate a tie, check both
2. Complete entries must be at
the DAILY NEBRASKAN
office by 12 o'clock noon
this coming Saturday.
1 Fill Sn your name and ad
dress in the space allotted,
winner will be announced in
next Tuesday's DAILY NE
4. Don't indicate scores, mere
ly winners or ties. Prizes
will be awarded to the per
son who guesses the out
come of the most number of
games and whose entry bears
the earliest postmark. Staff
members of student publi
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Second SO 00
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Marthella Holcomb, who is a
1947 graduate of the University,
has assumed the duties of assist
ant public information officer at
Heidelberg military post n the
United States zone of Germany.
Miss Holcomb has been assist
ant director of press relations at
the University of Chicago for the
past two years.
While attending the University,
enrolled in the Arts and Science
college, she was president of
Coed Counselors, news editor and
editor of The Daily Nebraskan
and assistant editor of the Ne
braska Alumnus. She was tapped
in the spring of 1946 for Mortar
Board, where she served as his
torian. In Activities
Miss Holcomb was prominent
in many phases of college life,
her activities including Tassels,
Towne club, Blueprint staff and
the varsity debate squad. She
was also active in the Nebraska
theater and a member of Ne
braska Masquers. During her
senior year she held a Seacrest
Miss Holcomb went to Germany
last summer on a bicycle tour of
Europe. Her sister, Betty Jeanne
Holcomb, accompanied her on
the trip, and is now staying with
her in Heidelberg.
Duties with the post public in
formation officer, Capt. Gordon
W. Knapp, will include writing
stories for the European edition
of Stars and Stripes and the local
Heidelberg Post. She will also be
writing for releases to news
papers in the United States.
Phi Chi ThrU meets at Cham
ber of Commerce for a luncheon
at 12 noon.
Interfraternity Council meeting
Room 315 Union, 5 p.m.
Gamma Alpha Chi will meet
in southeast room at Ellen Smith
hall. 5 p.m.
Alpha Phi Omega will hold
formal activation pledging in
Room 316. Union at 7 p.m.
Sigma Delta Chi will meet in
309 Burnett, 7 p.m.
Meeting of Alpha Zeta in Crops
lab. at 7 p.m.
Predicts a win for the Huskers and before or after the game YouH
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Thursday, October 19, 1950
Musical Chimes ...
CARnXON TOWER One campus observance of United Nations
Dav will be the chiming of the carillon bells at 11 a.m., Tuesday.
Gwen McCormack will play the hymns to commemorate the be
ginning of the international organization.
After a summer of suspension,
the Michigan State News re
sumed publication this fall, under
the strict supervision of a full
The suspension was brought
about by the publication of an
editorial of criticism aimed at
SDartan Boy's State, under the
sponsorship of the American Le
gion. The State News objected
to what it considered militaristic
methods used and to a mock trial
of an alleged Communist which
it considered a burlesque of
An editorial in the first issue
of the paper termed the summer
suspension a "thing of the past"
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Student to Speak
To Phi Sigma Iota
Janet Kepner Jensen will pre
sent a paper on "influnces on
Andre Gide as shown in Nourri
tures Terrestres" at the first pro
gram meeting of Phi Sigma Iota,
Romance language national so
ciety. Arlene Park will also present
a paper on 'The Popularity of
Galdos" at the meeting which
will be held at 7:30 Thursday in
room 313 of the Union.
Sue Kent was elected presi
dent of the society at the last
meeting. Other officers are Ar
lene Park, vice president; Ada
Schmidt secretary; and B. G.
Carter, corresponding secretary.
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