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Vol. 51 No. 30.
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Former NU Med
College Dean Dies
Dr. C. W. M. Poynter, 75,
former dean of the University
School of Medicine, died Satur
day in Omaha.
After retiring as dean of the
College of Medicine in 1945, Dr.
Courtsev Lincoln Journal
C. W. M. POYNTER
Secretary of State Acheson de
clared that where Germany is
concerned the real need is for
Russia to start living up to past
declarations rather than seeking
new ones, however high-sounding.
In a 900-word statement ming
ling scorn and hard-hitting argu
ment, Acheson ripped at the
soviet bloc's call last weekend for
the western big three to join
Russia in a four-point plan for
establishing "a democratic, peace
loving, all-German sovereign
Acheson declared, "We want
an end to threats such as those
uttered by the communist Ul
bricht, deputy head of the east
German regime, on Aug. 3, when
he declared that the government
of the federal republic would
share what he hoped was going
to be the fate of the Republic
Meanwhile at Lake Success,
Australian Foreign Minister
Percy C. Spender declared that
the use of atomic weapons to
repel aggression is justified be
cause aggression itself constitutes
the most heinous crime against
In Washington, the military
committee of the North Atlantic
treaty held its opening session
The meeting was called be
cause of the urgent plea from
Gen. Omar Bradley for more in
tegration of military strength, a
move by smaller nations to com
bine defenses and the communist
war in Korea.
The late Al Jolson left mere
than $4,000,000 of his estate to
charity. The money will go to
Jewish, Catholic and Protestant
charities and to educational in
stitutions. And while Jolson's estate was
being settled, a dispatch from
Korea said Wednesday that a
Chinese communist soldier had
been captured in Korea.
It quoted him as saying that
20,000 Chinese communist troops
had taken up defensive positions
in that dwindling strip of North
Korea still in communist hands.
Friday, Oct. 27, is the last day
that students may register to vote
In the coming general election.
Any student who will be 21
on or before the Nov. 7 ejection
is eligible to vote. Lincoln stu
dents may register at the Elec
tion Commissioner's office, 102
Trust building, at 10th and O
If a person has once registered
In the county, he need not do so
again unless he has changed his
address or name. Anyone who
has established his intent to re
side in the county may register.
Six months residence in the
state, 40 days in the county and
ten days in the precinct are
necessary for legal registration.
Any student who claims out
state residence should contact his
county or city clerk immediately.
If the student does not plan to
be at home on Nov. 7, he may
obtain an absentee ballot by
writing to a county official.
The oath of a voter is the only
certification needed. No affa
davits are required. Anyone wish
ing further information should
contact the Election Commission
er's office between 8 a. m. and
9 p. m. Thursday or Friday.
This year, Nebraska will elect
the governor and all state offi
cials, four congressmen, 43 leg
islators, and a number of non
partisan officials. Several special
propositions will also appear on
Poynter did some work in a re
From 1929 until his voluntary
retirement in 1946, Dr. Poynter
was dean of the School of Medi
cine. He practiced medicine in
Lincoln from 1902 until 1912,
when he was named chairman of
the department of anatomy at the
Dr. Poynter was born at Eu
reka, 111., July 16, 1875, and was
graduated from Albion high
school. He received his medical
and bachelor of science degrees
from the University in 1902 and
Dr. Poynter was a member of
the Douglas County Medical so
ciety, the Nebraska State Medical
association, the American Asso
ciation of Anatomists, the Amer
ican Association of Anthropolo
gists, a member of the American
Association for the Advancement
of Science, a member of the An
atomical Society of Great Brit
ain and Ireland, past president
of the Association of Medical
colleges, member of the Omaha
chamber of commerce and the
Douglas county health commis
sion executive board. He was a
member of the Episcopalian
church and a Scottish Rite Ma
son and Shriner.
He belonged to Alpha Theta
Chi, was a charter member of
Acacia and of Phi Rho Sigma and
a member of Alpha Omega Al
pha and Sigma Xi.
Dr. Poynter was president of
the Omaha Council of Social
agencies for two terms and had
served as a member of the ex
ecutive committee of Omaha
Douglas county health council.
Funeral services will be at 2
p.m. Saturday at Trinity cath
edral in Omaha.
A few tickets are still avail
able for the migration trip via
Sales of the ducats will con
tinue from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday
in the Union booth. After that
time students will not be able
to purchase the tickets.'
Price of each ticket is $8.50
including the cost of the train
ticket which is $5.41 and the
football game ticket which is $3.
Students making the migration
should remember the train's time
of departure Saturday morning.
It is 6:15 a.m. The train will leave
Also the return trip will begin
at 9 p.m. rather than 9:30 p.m.
as previously announced by the
migration committee. The trip
takes five hours each way. .
Bob Rogers, chairman of the
migration committee, stated that
all students participating in the
mass migration, including those
persons taking their own cars,
are asked to take part in the
rally after the train arrives at
All Cornhusker fans will meet
at the Lawrence station for a
rally led by the band and yell
The migration committee also
reminded students taking private
cars to provide some sort of
decoration for their autos. Pom
poms will be distributed to the
migrators on the train. A rally
will also be held on the way
down to Lawrence.
A snack car will again be pro
vided this year complete with
refreshments and food.
jUnion Will Play
Are you interested in recorded
music or ballet?
If you are, you will have a
chance to near both at the Union
Album hour today from 4:30 to
5 p.m. in the Union Music room.
Edith Sitwell will be the reader
on the records.
From now until Nov. 20 the
Album Hour will present ballet
music from Sadler's Wells pro
duction each Thursday. Coffee
will be served during the programs.
District I Phvs Ed Teachers
To Hold Meeting On Thursday
As a part of the District I
Nebraska Teachers convention in
Lincoln Thursday, about 175
physical education teachers and
coaches will focus attention on
the increasing use and service of
good physical education pro
grams in the schools.
Highlight events of the physical
education sessions, to be held on
the University campus, include a
noon luncheon for coaches at the
Student Union, and a general
session at 2 p.m. at the Physical
Sports Writer to Speak
Gregg McBride, veteran Ne
braska sports writer, will address
the coaches' luncheon, and late
Thursday afternoon the coaches
will have opportunity to attend
the University's football, basket
ball or gymnastics practices.
The general afternoon session
will feature a group of speakers
outlining the elements of a good
physical education program:
Ralph Fife, University football
coaching staff member; Mrs. Carl
Eorgmann, Lincoln, representing
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PRESENTS CUP Miss Elsie Ford Piper, former assistant dean of
women, hands the Elsie Ford Piper achievement award to Joan
Rhodes, president of Alpha Omicron Pi, the sorority winning the
award for 1950. ;
Alpha Omicron Pi
Wins Piper Trophy
Alpha Omicron Pi sorority re
ceived the Elsie Ford Piper
Achievement award at the ninth
annual Panhellenic banquet
Tuesday night in the Union ball
room. Joan Rhodes, president of the
group, accepted the trophy for
her house. Sibyl Mark, presi
dent, received the runner-up
award for Pi Beta Phi.
Four hundred fifty represen
tatives of University sororities
were present at the banquet. It
was part of the 1950 Panhellenic
workshop being held to empha
size sorority activities on the
Speech By Dein
Raymond C. Dein, associate
professor of accounting and
province officer of Sigma Alpha
Epsilon fraternity, told the
women what he considered the
attitude to be developed by
members toward fraternity life.
The individual should lose
himself in the life of a frat
ternity. When an individual leaves his
fraternity, that group should be
better because he was a member.
In any fraternity or sorority,
the individual member is im
portant. In these ways, Dein said, fra
ternities make themselves indis
pensable parts of a University.
Miss Piper, in presenting the
trophy, cited five main require
ments for the award. These are
social graces, college affairs par
ticipation, good .citizenship,
scholarship and cooperation.,
Miss Piper, for whom the
award was named, spoke to the
guests on her attitude towards
sorority life. She stated that she
is prouder to be able to say
that she is a sorority woman
than a college graduate.
Miss Piper "Honored"
Miss Piper said that she was
very honored to have the trophy
named for her and to be pre
Toastmistress for the event
was Sibyl Mark. Mary Ann
Grundman served as banquet
The program for the banquet
was planned by Sharon Fritzler.
Dorothy Elliott played "Chop
sticks" and "Zardis" on the ma
rimba. "Songs by Sue" was pre
sented by Sue Kent. I-orraine
Would whoever borrowed
the file of The Daily Nebran
kan for second semester last
year please return it to the
parents; Mrs. Dolly Hahn, Falls
Pitv enpakinff for tparhprs. and
R. C. Peters, Weeping Water
Participating in a panel dis
cussion, in addition to the above
speakers, will be:- Mrs. Wilma
Gimmestad, Fremont, director of
physical education at 1 Midland
college; Miss , Elizabeth Buie,
Lincoln, department of physical
education at, Nebraska Wesleyan
University; Eugene "Red" Littler,
director of physical education at
Beatrice high school; Ken Willits,
superintendent at Western; Dr.
Walter Foster, director of health
services, Lincoln public schools,
and Frank Adams, director of
health and physical education at
Tecumseh high school.
Following the general meeting,
women will be guests of Lincoln
physical education teachers at a
On the general committee for
the meeting are Tom Gillespie,
College View; Eunice Way, Uni
versity of Nebraska, and Virginia
Roberts, Lincoln public schools.
. . .
i Coryell and Jane Deppen per
! formed a "Persian Nautch"
I dance number. Junior Panhel
i lenic members presented a skit
entitled "In The State of Pan
hell." NUCWA Plans
At Meet Tonite
Movies will be shown and a
business meeting will be held at
the NUCWA mass meeting to
night at 7:15 in Room 15, Archi
The meeting will be the sec
ond mass meeting for the Ne
braska University Council of
Jerry Matzke, regional direct
or for the Collegiate Council for
the United Nations and also vice
president of NUCWA, will give
give a brief account of plans for
grounds north of the Coliseum,
in December. The conference
will promote the exchange of
ideas of United Nations organi
zations of colleges throughout
the state. Matzke, who is in
charge of plans for the confer
ence, will outline the work to
be done and give a report on how
many delegations from other Ne
braska schools plan to attend.
Freshmen May Attend
According to Marilyn Coupe,
mass meeting chairman of the
organization, freshmen in partic
ular are invited to attend. A
large number of workers will be
needed for the December con
ference. A table will be set up at which
prospective members may sign
up for membership. Treasurer
Miriam Willey will collect $1
dues from students who wish to
According to Miss Willey,
membership has progressed well,
but all students are urged to
join the organization at the mass
Students will also be given a
chance to sign up for NUCWA
committees at that time.
"Battle for Bread" and "Pass
port to Nowhere" are the titles
r,f tio two movies which will be
! shown. They were recommended
I by political science instructor S.
: J. House, who also serves as one
of NUCWA's faculty sponsors.
The short business meeting
will be conducted by President
NUCWA also planned and
sponsored last week's United
Nations Week activities, which
included the Cosmopitan club
debates, the faculty round table
discussion, the informal coffee
hour and the first All-University
convocation, which featured a
talk by Chancellor R. G. Gus
tavson. IVCF Will Hear
The Rev. Theo E. Johnson of
the Sinai Lutheran church in
Fremont will be the guest
speaker tonight at the Inter-Varsity
Special music will be included
on the program. The meeting
will be in Room 315 of the Stu
dent Union at 7:30 p.m.
All students and faculty mem
bers are invited to attend.
The IVCF also holds Bible
study meetings during the week
on both campuses. They meet
at 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday,
and Wednesday plus 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays in room 22A in the
Temple building. The Ag ses
sions are at 5:00 p.m. Wednes
day in the Ag. Student Center.
Students are urged to attend
these Bible studies.
To Parade Today
A special parade of Army
ROTC students will be held to
day starting at 5 p.m.
The parade will begin on the
mall from where it will move
along 14th street to the parade
grounds north of the Coliseum.
Prof. C. J. Frankforter, col
onel in the honorary reserve of
the army, will be honored during
the event. Col. James H. Work
man, head of the University
Army ROTC, will make the
Seats for the University Thea
ter production of "Antigone" will
be at a premium on the per
formances tonight, Friday night
and Saturday night. No admis
sion will be charged. In this
manner more University stu
dents may be reached.
The experimental theater au
ditorium in the Temple building
has been completely renovated
with new paint, a complete new
set of scenery and new furnish
ings. New seats have been in
stalled to replace the wooden
study chairs formerly found
No seat reservations may be
made. Director Dean Graunke
emphasized that seating would
be on a "first come, first served"
basis There will be no standing
Curtain At 8 p. m.
Curtain time for the Jean
Anouilh play is 8 p. m. each
evening. The experimental thea
ter is on second floor of the
Temple building, Room 201.
The play version of the an
cient Greek legend comes from
a Paris production given during
the last war and is parallel to
modern times in many ways.
In the play, the two sons of
Oedipus, late king of the ancient
Greek city of Thebes, start a
i civil war and both are killed.
Their uncle, Creon, becomes re
gent. Creon orders that one of the
I brothers who had, in his opin
i ion, started the civil war, to be
i left unburied. Antigone, unable
j to allow this, covers the body of
' her brother. Creon has her buried
j alive for punishment. This brings
i about the death of his son, who
was in love with Antigone, pro
i vokes his wife to kill herself,
J and eventually causes his own
j ' The cast is as follows: Denny
Vernon, chorus; Jan Cnlly, An
tigone; Rossanna Lock, nurse;
Dick Carson, Haemon; Jim To
masek, Creon; Dutch Meyer, first
guard; Wes Jensby, second
guard; David Sisler, third guard;
Sid Ruben, messenger; Harold
Storm, page; and Marty, Miller,
Dean Graunke is director of
the production. William Ellis is
technical director and Christine
Phillips is production manager.
Those who have previewed the
I play are especially enthusiastic
about the modern handling of
the old Greek subject, and the
unusual lighting effects.
Gelwick Wins Scholarship
For Accounting Seniors
Willard B. Gelwick, business
administration senior, is the
1950-51 winner of the $250
Congdon, O'Hara and Becker
scholarship at the University of
Announcement of the award,
which is given annually to the
outstanding senior man in the
i field of public accounting, was
! made Tuesday by Dean Earl S.
S Fullbrook of the College of Busi
Return of Dust
Says Soil Conservationist
The United States is not likely
to have a return of dust bowl
conditions of the 30's if soil sav
ing practices over the Great
Plains are increased. Dr. F. L.
Duley said Thursday.
The Soil Conservation Service
researcher at the University
spoke before the Soil Conserva
tion Society of America at its
annual meeting in Detroit.
But, said the researcher, to
keep from having another dust
bowl 35 million acres must yet
have these soil saving practices
proper cropping systems, regrass
ing, strip cropping and stubble
mulching "which have been
found to be effective precaution
Research now is being con
ducted on practical methods of
control of the soil, said Dr. Duley,
but more effective methods are
"Further and more intensive
research on this problem is ur
gent and should provide us with
new weapons to combat this dust
storm menace. Methods of pro
duction that will insure more
regularity of high yields and
more crop residue for the protec
tion of the soil are needed
The SCS researcher said fur
Sophomore member of the Student Committee on
Publications for 1950-51 will be Norman Rasmussen.
Gerald Matzke was reelected to serve as the junior member
on the board after holding
representative last year
Interviews were held Wednes
day afternoon for all sophomore
and junior applicants for the
Board positions. Seven juniors
and five sophomores appeared be
fore the Council.
The applications of AUF, Red
Cross and NUCWA for Council
membership were turned down
by the Council. It was moved not
to consider any letters of appli
cation for membership since the
year's work has been started and
any additional members would
not have the background for
Last week the Council moved
to approve these letters of mem
bership application for consider
ation by the faculty committee.
However, this decision was re
versed in the new motion.
New member on the Council
is Barbara Kratz, representing the
The Kosmet Klub proposal for
backing of its plan to have coed
participation in the spring review
was brought before the Council
The Kosmet Klub now has the
backing of the Council on their
project of including girls in the
Last week's motion for taking
the price limit off of dance band
negotiations was approved by the
faculty committee on student
affairs with a few minor changes.
The Council accepted the com
mittee's proposal that Dean
Harper and the chairman of the
Council dance band committee
approve all dance band plans be
fore any negotiations involving
prices or contracts can be car
The Council approved the new
revisions to the Tassel constitu
tion. They also approved the con
stitution of the P.rovo Corp of the
Military department for military
In his letter to the Council
Rasmussen stated that he hopes
someday "to become affiliated
with the field of journalism" as
his life's work.
Rasmussen has worked as a re
porter on city publications in his
home town and on high school
publications as editor.
He also emphasized that he
would be able "to devote a great
deal of time to work" on the
Committee on Student Publica
tions. Matzke's ideas concerning im
provements in the work of the
Board include such areas as
"faculty relations, finance, policy
and prescribed rules, student
opinion and interest, and future
Matzke expressed to the Coun
cil that "fairness and objectivity
on the part of a Board member"
seemed to him to be a prere
quisite for Board membership.
Members of the admissions
committee of the University
College of Medicine will be on
the campus, Nov. 8 and 9, to
interview new applicants for the
freshman class of 1951.
Conferences will be held in
Bessey hall, from 2 to 5:30 p.m.
and from 7 to 9:30 p.m., both
An interview schedule sheet
t will be posted in Room 30(i
! Bessey hall, Thursday, Oct. 26.
i Applicants who have not been
interviewed by the committee
I should schedule their interviews
i by signing this sheet soon.
ther research may involve the
whole question of controlling the
available nitrogen supply and
other nutrients for crops as well
as making more efficient use of
soil moisture. He added that
changes may be necessary in the
type of crops that may be used
in regular rotations where wheat
now is almost the only crop
The soil scientist reviewed for
his colleagues the history of the
great plains agriculture from
men's insistence on breaking up
grassland for wheat when the
grain brought a high premium to
his attempts to rectify his mis
takes. Dr. Duley and J. C. Russell,
both of the University staff,
working in cooperation with the
SCS, have conducted more than
13 years of research on methods
of anchoring soil with crop resi
dues. Their efforts have aided
in bringing several million acres
under that cropping practice.
"If we are to have any real
assurance against another dust
bowl," concluded Dr. Duley,
"farmers must adopt as a regular
system of management those soil
and moisture control practices
that will enable them to keep
the soil under protective cover
from one crop to the next."
the position of sophomore
E. S. Jones
Dr. E. Stanley Jones will be
on campus this afternoon for a
question and answer period for
all University students and
Dr. Jones, who has been
speaking each evening for the
COurtsey Lincoln Journal
E. STANLEY JONES
past week at St. Paul Methodist
church in Lincoln, will answer
four or five prepared questions
of YW and YM members today
at 4 p.m., Room 313, Union.
The session will then ber open
for any questions that students
may ask. He will give no for
Author of a number of books,
Dr. Jones is an authority on the
Orient. Recently he was called
by President Truman for a con
ference on Far Eastern affairs.
He is a personal friend of the
late Mahatma Gandhi and has
written a book about him.
Among his books are "Christ
of the Independent Road," which
has been translated into various
foreign languages; "Christ's Al
ternative to Communism"; and
"Way to Poison Power," con
cerning psychology and religion.
At one time Dr. Jones was
elected a bishop, but refused the
He has been brought to Lin
coln by the Lincoln Ministers
association and the Federal
Council of Churches.
Moderator at the question and
answer period will be Audrey
Flood. The YW and YM are
sponsoring his campus appear
ance. Dr. S
Dr. Frank Sorenson of the
University Teachers college
pointed out to members of the
Inter-Club council that Nebraka's
main contribution to the United
Nations is through its service as
an experimental center. The club
met at the YWCA Tuesday noon.
"Over a period of three years,
Nebraska, in cooperation with
the department of public in
formation of the UN has tried
different ways of educating the
people about UN," Sorenson said.
"Programs designed to reach
all Nebraska citizens have been
used, and the results of each
method tabulated and passed
back to the UN, which In turn
passes the information on to
other states or countries."
Nebraska's other important
contributions include: the efforts
of the press and radio to keep .
Nebraska well informed regard
ing the UN and its work, and
the program maintained at the
University to educate students
about world government, in
cluding the model UN meetings
held each spring and the con
tinuous functioning of Nebraska
University Council for World
The Inter-Club council In
cludes representatives from 45
Lincoln women's groups. Presi
dent Mrs. Kathryn Hurst con
ducted the meeting and Pro
gram Chairman Mrs. May Neu
introduced the speaker.
Halloween plans, the initiation
Hallowe'en plans, the Initiation
of ti ew members Into Tri-K club
has been postponed until Nov. 9.
The initiation activities will
accompany the regular meeting
of the club on that date.
Tri-K is composed of students
interested in the Agronomy field,
and meets every third Thursday
of each month.
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