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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Tuesday, October 24, 1950
Life Is So Short . . .
Most of us go through life hearing and forgetting
mountains of good advice from experts and semi-experts.
There are times, however, that the impact of the advice
hits us so strongly that it remains with us for the rest of
our lives, especially when it comes from someone we con
This is the story of one of those "rare moments" as
told by a colonel in the European theater of operations
during World War II.
It was a chilly winter night several weeks before the
Battle of the Bulge, somewhere on the fields of France.
The soldiers had been under fire for many hours and had
just taken time out to eat their K-rations. The hungry
doughboys tore into the cold unappetizing fare with relish
all except one.
This grizzled GI was the hillbilly of the company. He
had not attended school beyond the fourth grade. Instead
of tearing into his food, he crouched on the cold ground
nursing along a tiny fire over which he was heating his
The rest of the soldiers finished their own rations and
turned to taunt the GI on the inimitable language of the
fighting man, but he continued to ignore them.
Finally, unable to bear the jibes any longer, this drawl
ing veteran from Kentucky lifted his head, slowly surveyed
his tormentors, and spoke: "I've found out that it don't
take any brains to be uncomfortable."
Reprinted from the Daily Iowan.
'National Week9 Salutations
May Replace Familiar Phrase
By Amy .raimer
"Hi there, how are you?"
Approximately how many
times a day do you hear this fa
miliar saying? Pretty often, huh?
Isn't it odd the way everybody
asks the same question time after
time and never stops to get an
answer? And actually the answer
isn't important, since nobody
ever answers. If, perchance, they
do, no one is listening anyway.
Don't believe me? Well, try
this the next time somebody in
quires about your general health,
"How am I? Well, I have a burst
appendix, flat feet, hanging
hangnails, and falling dandruff,
thank you; and how are you?"
You can bet the smile will smile
ISA to Give
A Halloween Ball for all uni
versity students, sponsored by
ISA, will be presented this Fri
day from 9 to 12 p.m. at the
Music will be furnished by
Fizz Powell and his orchestra.
Witches, black cats, bats and
""assorted Halloween charms will
furnish decorations for the danc
ers. Entrance onto the dance
floor will be via blindfold route
No. 1 with a great many prom
ises of thrills and chills in store
for all who are bold enough to
follow the path.
The affair will be a costume
ball with prizes given for the
best costume to illustrate the
chosen theme of Midnight
Witches Ball. It has been an
nounced by Melvin Bates, chair
man of the program committee,
that hostesses will be on hand
for dancing with any and all
etags that show up.
Tickets will be on sale at the
door for all students who are
not holders of I.S.A. member
ship cards. Membership card
holders will be admitted free
while the regular tickets will
sell for sixty cents with no ad
For dancing, prizes, tunes by
The Union is the place that lz
The best to be from nine to
In eerie witchcraft there to
Accept this bid from I.S.A.
Relax the student dancing
Prepare your costume to be
And Join the haunts for Hal
loween. Poem by Marion Carson
Donna Gruber to Fill
Coed Counselor Post
Donna Gruber has been ap
pointed to the Coed Counselor
board to fullfill a vacancy left
by the resignation of Marilyn
Miss Gruber Is an architectural
engineering student. She is a
member of Alpha Lambda Delta,
freshman honorary, and Towne
right on and pass, unhearingly
past you. Or, if that is too mor
bid, try this snappy comeback."
It's none of your business." Quote
the stock market, say anything
it doesn't make a bit of differ
ence, no one is paying any atten
Of course, for the sake of con
versation, something should be
said, but what original three
word .phrase can you think of
that is better than, "how are
you?" There are several sugges
tions. For instance, the one about
the draft was all right for a
while, but it's just like Mae West,
cute, but getting rather old.
All these national weeks that
our beloved president is always
proclaiming can be of help. For
instance, during National Do-nut
week you could greet everyone
with, "Hi, doughiace, let's dunk,"
or if you don't wish to get so
familiar, how about, "Hi, how
are your do-nuts?" You see, that
is completely impersonal, shows
recognition and avoids the usual
run-of-the-mill stuff people
There are new weeks pro
claimed all the time, so you can
always change with the times to
avoid repitition. Such national
weeks as pineapple, electricity,
drano, or Girl Scouts offer a va
riety of ideas that can be worked
up with just a dash of imagina
tion. Another suggestion that Is in
use in many schools involves
school spirit. There, for a greet
ing, they yell such things as
"Beat Penn State" (or any other
team coming up). It's full of in
terest and enthusiasm. Also, fines
are collected if someone forgets
and goes back to a conventional
'hello.' The system really has its
points arouses school spirit, di
versifies 'short' hellos and makes
money for the whole school, be
sides. No doubt the Student Coun
cil can use an idea like that.
In fact, any ideas you have to
offer are always welcome. Who
knows, if enough innovations are
offered, things will really be
changed. And then someday
everyone will exclaim about a
cute new saying going around
campus. The one that goes, "Hi
there, how are you?"
To the Editor:
The faculty of the Arts College appointed last spring a com
mittee to study the requiements for degrees with distinction. This
is a request to students to send to the committee ideas for a way in
which we can pick out the students who deserve graduation with
Some of us on the faculty feel that the Arts College should not
award degrees with distinction solely on the basis of grades. The
courses of study differ so much from student to student that in the
Arts College a fair comparison of student eccomplishment seems not
to be possible solely on the basis of grades. A more promising means
for selecting the good students seems to be a combinatfbn of high
grades and of excellence in the student's major field of study. This
would mean a high average of grades plus a nomination for distinc
tion by the major department or departments. Thus a student might
get a degree with distinction in History, or perhaps in English and
History. Some such basis has several advantages.
The naming of the major field tells specifically the subjects in
which the graduating student has excelled. This is a desirable thing
as one of the objects of awarding degrees with distinction is to
recognize student accomplishment and this procedure judges a stu
dent's accomplishment by comparison with that of fellow students
who have followed similar courses of study. Such a comparison oc
curs in the other colleges of the University where there is greater
uniformity in the course of study than is found in the Arts College.
Another advantage of having nominations for distinction by de
partments is that a representative selection of good students may
thus be obtained from the various fields of study. A student may feel
that, conscientious and intelligent work in any field may be properly
recognized at Commencement time. It is to be hoped that such
recognition may provide an additional incentive to the individual
student to excel in his studies.
The members of the committee to whom you are asked to send
your suggestions are L. W. Lancaster (political science), W. T.
Lenser (mathematics), J. L. Sellers (history), Orin Stepanek (Eng
lish), and T. T. Smith (physics).
T. T. Smith.
To the Student Body:
The first all-university elections are now at hand, with the
advent of the Junior-Senior Class and Honorary Commandant elec
tions. In view of this fact, the members of Mortar Board want to
state their views in regard to factions and bloc-voting. By a
"faction" we mean an organized attempt to bribe or intimidate
voters in order to determine who shall be elected. A faction includes
bloc-voting, which we define as 1) neither the official or unofficial
guarantee of votes to one party or for a certain candidate 2) or the
insistence by an organization that its members support one par
ticular party or candidate.
An election is part of student government which trains us, as
college students, to think and act democratically and thus, eventu
ally, to take our part in state and national goverment. It is the
privilege and duty of each student, then to VOTE, and to vote as a
result of his individual thinking. It is not his privilege or duty or
right to vote as he may be dictated to by any fellow student or
group of students.
Candidates for any office should be judged on their merits and
capabilities of handling the particular office for which they are
contesting. The entire voting system is a matter of principle and a
matter of giving honor where such honor is deserved. It does not
rightly involve support of one's friends or the friend of another
Each of us was blessed with a mind of our own. Let us not
forget to use our OWN minds, although we may be in an environ
ment of strong group feelings. We hope that Thursday's polls, and
all of the others throughout the year, will be approached by demo
cratic and adult individuals.
Black Masque Chapter.
To the Editor:
The Crusade for Freedom reached its climax with the signa
tures of 4205 students on the Freedom Scrolls. The Student Council
would like to commend the chairman, Jerry Matzke, the coordinat
ing efforts of NUCWA, the contributions of AUF, the work of the
Kosmet Klub and the cooperation of the students at the University
for making the Crusade worthwhile.
However, the effectiveness of this Crusade for Freedom will
be lost entirely if the individual responsibility for the preservation
of freedom is dismissed with the mere signing of a name. Every
student should do some serious thinking about the democratic
ideals that are the foundation of our society and the methods for
the maintenance of these ideals.
Student Council president.
'World Democracy' Topic
At Omaha Conference
A Conference on World Affairs
will take place in Omaha Oct. 28
The theme for the conference
is, "How Can America Best
Strengthen Democracy in the
Saturday the session will be
held at Joslyn Memorial anJ
Sunday it will be in the YWCA
The conference Is under the
auspices of Omaha civic groups
and American Friends Service
AUF divisions Board meeting:,
7 p.m., Loom 309.
Tassels must have their Coin
Shucks receipt books in today.
KK workers meet 5 p.m., will
be assigned ads to sell for fall
program; bring receipt book,
one's present will get better ad
Red Guldeon meeting, 7:30,
Motor truck lab.
YWCA noon lunch group will
meet at the YM lounge, Temple
Theta Sigma Phi will meet In
Ellen Smith hall, 5 p.m.; all
members must be present.
All activities presidents meet
at 12:30 p.m., Room 309, with
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By Art Epstien
Every first-rated musician, be
he a singer, or band leader, has
a number of arrangements that
sum up the essence of his per
sonal styling. Sometimes it is
just a standard song, one that
n a s been
years, but it
takes on new
life with a
s u p e r 1 a -tive
times it is
simply a cur
rent popular C...JII
that a musi- Epstien
cian presents with his own style,
so that all other arrangements
seem less satisfactory.
All these, the standards, the
originals, and the currents, are
essential to ihe life of a dance
band or a popular singer.
As you who follow WOODY
HERMAN know, until he dis
banded in late 1946 he led one
of the most remarkable dance
orchestras this country has ever
heard. Now that Herman has
reformed, after a year's vaca
tion, he has delighted his ad
mirers by proving that he had
not lost his touch from the early
part of the forties when his
crew captured the Esquire, Met
ronome and Down Beat maga
zine polls. Here is a band with
a modern sound. Music that has
something to say to its contemp
orary listeners and with music
that is unashamed to admit the
influence of the experimenta
tion of classic matters.
I w " I !;?) ,mv ' V - -J
HE LOOKS LONESOME Gene Berg, chairman of College Days,
explains to a group of Coed Counselors about the working of the
forthcoming festivities. The Counselors hold impromptu coke
parties at various organized houses and dormitories and the Union.
A guest is usually invited to address these meetings. This is a
part of the new Coed Counselor program initiated this year.
There are about 150 "Big Sisters" on campus and each has about
three "Little Sisters." (Rag Photo by Al Cramer.)
Yet, in spite of the possibility
of pretention, the "Herman
Herd" supplied dancers with
music that is vital and compel
ling. Paradox was part of its
make-up, discipline and wild
ness, dissonance and melody,
these are the ingredients that
make Woody Herman's music
so exciting. All of these ingred
ients can be heard in such Her
man greats as "Bijou," "Hap
piness Is A Thing Called Joe,"
It wasn't until 1945 when Na
tional Records recognized the
terrific singing potentialities of
BILLY ECKSTINE as a great
ballad singer that he became a
known great. The national
signed him ,and he was a hit
overnight with his first cutting,
"Cottage for Sale." After "Cot
tage," Eckstine did a smashing
business with "Prisoner of
Love," "In the Mood for Love,"
ana -i uniy nave iUyes for You."
The story of Billy Eckstine's
pheneminal success is, in many
respects, unique. Billy has again
and again demonstrated his gen
ius of taking standard material,
and by adding a touch of his in
imitable musical magic, he gives
the song a lustre and excitement
it never had before. In last year's
poll by Down Beat and Metro-
nonc music magazines, Billy 1
For AWS Board
Today is the deadline for fil
ing for AWS board. This is the
last day of the extended period.
Unaffiliated junior coeds in
terested in membership in As
sociated Women Students may
file applications. Senior AWS
board members then will sched
All applicants must have a 5.7
scholastic average, junior stand
ing, and a year's residence in a
Applications must be filed be
tween 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Ellen
Glenn Vest, Philip W.
Pledges 20 Men
Sigma Theta Epsilon, national
religious fraternity, pledged
twenty members at a ceremony
held recently at the Methodist
The following men were
pledged: Tonis Anvelt, Francis
"Bud" Benedict, Daryl Bohl, Bob
Bruner, Charles Cawley, William
DeBelly, Wayne Gregory, David
Hedges, William Kolb, Everett
Kretz, Maurice Lodwig, James E.
Rodgers, Lester L. Smalley, Reed
Smith, Paul Swanson, Clayton
surmounted all barriers to win
top place over such greats as
Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.
The rich timbre of his voice has
made him a favorite of virtu
ally every male and female
named singer. For the fans that
can't get enough of "the great
Mr. B" National records has
pressed eight of his greats on
to one LP record. Three rrf the
records that have the Ecksti.,r
punch, drive and smoothness
are "You Call It Madness," "In
The Mood For Love," and "Time
On My Hands."
That's all, Paul.
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