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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Thursday, November 2, 1950
Carillon Anniversary . . .
'Cornhusker Countryman' Revival of The Chant . .
Makes First Appearance
MUELLER CARILLON TOWER will celebrate it's first anniversary
Saturday. A year ago saw the "unveiling" of the $90,000 structure.
The formal dedication took place before a large audience of stu
dents and faculty the night before the Homecoming game. The cere
monies were given preference over other activities of the Home
MU to Morfc First
i or of OGrillon
In the first issue of the "Corn-
husker Countryman," monthly
magazine put out by the Univer
sity's College of Agriculture, the
dean of the college is interviewed
for his opinions on timely sub
juect pertinent to the department
and to world affairs.
Dean Lambert was questioned
about his views on the future
of Ag College. Concerning this
he said that a big expansion of
the physical plant is expected
with the plans for the Agronomy
building already under way. He
also expects that a meats lab
oratory and insectory will be
constructed in the near future.
There will be considerable im
provement and remodeling in the
barns, Dean Lambert declared.
Since there is a growing in
terest in the fields of agricul
ture, especially in home econom
ics, the department head expects
an increase in the enrollment in
the next 25 years.
Concerning the Korean situa
tion and its effect on Univer
sity students, Dean Lambert says
that there is a definite change
in the attitude of students, that
is, they are more serious toward
their work now that they real
ize the importance of an educa
tion. Dairy Team
Four Ag students, members of
the University dairy team have
returned from a trip to Illinois
where they judged dairies. The
boys are Gervase Franke, John
Anderson, Jim Haggert and Walt
Coleman. Prof H. P. Davis,
coach, accompanied them on their
trip. They traveled by station
wagon 2,500 miles throughout
numerous sections of the mid
west, touring dairy farms and
sightseeing in cities and points of
interest enroute to the judging.
Two home ec majors, Mary
Frances Johnson and Jeanne
Vierk, reported on their summer
as representatives of the Ag col
lege at the Danforth Foundation.
This foundation sponsors a fel
lowship which consists of two
weeks in St. Louis and two weeks
at the American Youth Founda
tion at Camp Miniwanca in Shel
by, Mich. The girls toured St.
Louis and Washington Univer
sity's model farm. In Michigan
they met with the various groups
and exchanged ideas with them.
A page in the "Cornhusker
Countryman" is devoted to the
freshmen who are interviewed
concerning their opinions of life
on the Ag campus as compared
with high school life. The gen
eral concensus of opinion was
that college is a great improve
ment over high school although
it is much harder.
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Var - si - ty,
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bras - ki,
Not only will Saturday, Nov.
4. mark another festive Home
coming, but also the first anni
versary of another tradition of
the University the Ralph S.
Mueller Carillon Tower.
A year ago saw the "unveil
ing" of the architects masterpiece
of Indiana limestone as a huge
throng of University students
and faculty members witnessed
The ceremonies were given
first preference beginning Fri
day evening, over all Homecom
ing activities. The lights on
Homecoming . decorations were
turned off and students who ran
the displays left their jobs in
order to join the big rally that
preceded the ceremonies.
The white sandstone was cap
tivating as large searchlights
played upon it from all direc
tions. The Dedication
The program included short
addresses by Prof. Linus Burr
Smith, architecture department
chairman; Howard S. Wilson,
president of the University Foun
dation; Ralph Mueller, donor,
and Chancellor R. G. Gustavson.
Cornhusker students were
aware of the Carillon's first notes
then as Arthur Lynds Bigelow i
played the dedicatory recital of
the bells. Beigelow, incidentally,
is considered one of the world's
greatest carilloneurs. He was also j
bellmaster at Princeton univers- 1
Truly a Cornhusker project,
the tower had as its designer,
George Kuska Jr. who dreamed
up structural lines for the edifice
while an architecture student at
Kuska is presently employed
as an architect at Salinas, Calif.
A solemn retraction of past
satirical remarks concerning the
tower was exhibited in a "Rag"
picture, on Nov. 3. It showed
Cub Clem, then Rag editor,
sweeping out the floor of the
structure. The Daily Nebraskan
reversed its past policy of poking
fun at the "Singing Silo" and
lauded the masterpiece and the
benefactor who made it possible.
Students who started the fall
semester in 1949 noticed the
summer work on the tower had
Progress on the edifice was
cited by Mr. Fowler, who stated
in September that the tower
would be finished around the
latter part of October. He an
nounced that electron carillon
bells would be installed by that
A gift of Ralph Mueller, a
University alum, the landmark
was built at a final cost of $90,
000. This was not the first gift
donated by Mr. Mueller. Prev
ious contributions included a gift
to the electrical engineering de
partment money for electrical
instruments and equipment.
Another loan fund was estab
lished through his gift of $8,175.
AT ftliLLER S
23 of Vets
Approximately 23 of the es
timated 122,000 Nebraska World
War II veterans, have filed
claims for government compen
sation for war-incurred disabili
ties, the Veterans Administration
According to Ashley West
moreland, Lincoln regional office
maanger, 10,957 of the 122,000
World Wa II veterans who had
Two middle-aged women en
tered a small bookshop. One was
tall, sharp-featured and spin
terly. The other short, round,
matronly. After browsing awhile,
the matron picked up "Star
Money" by Kathleen Winsor.
"This looks good," she said.
The spinster looked at her
"That," she said contemputu
ously, "was written by the girl
who wrote 'Forever Amber.' "
"You mean the . . ."
The spinster gravely nodded
her head; the book was then
hastily replaced and they moved
on. Each purchased a sedate, con
servative novel and left. Five
minutes later the matron re
turned. She glanced around
quietly, picked up the book, paid
the clerk and toddled out. The
clerk grinned and waited.
Presently the spinster returned.
She walked stiffly to the counter
and repeated the process.
Iowa State Finds
Ne - bras - ki
BE SURE TO LEARN IT! This, the University' s official chant, will become part of the yell pro
gram during both of the rallies Thursday and Friday. The yell squad will lead the ralliers in
this as well as "The Cornhusker," beside a serie s of short yells. In past years, the singing of a
chant has been largely neglected. However, thi s year, in an effort to build school spirit to the
maximum, the spirit committee urged participatio n in the chant singing at the beginning of the year.
Scientists Discover Control
Of Ground's Water Intake
applied for disability compensa- VarU T OrffCFieS
wine monthlv C
tion are now drawing monthly
checks. Claims from 13,415 ap
plicants were disallowed, another
3,876 were removed from the
payment rolls as their disabilities
were overcome. At present, the
claims of 154 World War II vet
erans are being handled by the
A total of $776,246.21 is being
paid each month to veterans of
both world wars of which 2,008
are World War I vets.
A veteran must have been dis
charged under conditions other
than dishonorable, and must be
disabled by injury or disease in
curred in, or aggravated by, his
war service to be eligible for
compensation. Monthly compen
sation rates range from $15 to
$150, depending upon the degree
of disability. Statutory awards
are made for amputations, blind
ness, etc., to a maximum of $360.
Additional sums are paid to vet
erans rated 50 or more disabled
College officials at Iowa State
are investigating forged activity
cards following the accidental
discovery of one turned into the
lost and found department.
Ames police and college per
sonnel have picked up 30 cards,
11 of them forged and 19 with
wrong owners. Action with the
holders of false cards will be
taken after a full investigation is
Some of the bogus tickets ap
parently were sold to persons
who went to Ames forthe game.
One holder told police that he
bought it from a young man for
$1. This fact makes Ames Chief
of Police O. J. Erickson believe
that money-making is not the
main object. Erickson added that
he thinks the tickets were printed
by an Iowa State student.
The forged cards differed from
the others in type, weight of
paper and the absence of per
forations on three sides.
Scientists 'now have found
ways to control micro-organisms
in the soil in order to speed up
or reduce the ground's water in
take. That's important to farmers
j and to people who worry about
I the water supply of the nation's
I A series of experiments by
Dr. T. M. McCalla, U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture bacteriolo
gist at the University, were out
lined before the Soil Science So
ciety of America meeting in
Cincinnati, O., Thursday.
Dr. McCalla told the group
that his experiments in the
laboratory with various treat
ments of soil show that when
the action of micro-organisms is
speeded up the soil's water in
take slows down.
And treatments to produce
this effect were simple straw
or some other kind of food ma
terial. Dr. McCalla said the
micro-organisms feeding on the
speeded up. He has measured
the intake under both conditions.
The scientist got similar results
by adding a sterilant to the soil
mercuric chloride. The steri
lant stymies the action of the
micro-organisms and ' water in
take stays high.
Dr. McCalla said the informa
tion obtained from his research
has shown that more study is
needed to explain how the micro-organisms
can reduce water
movement through the soil.
He believes the data will be
valuable to farmers in reducing
seepage from farm ponds, irri
gation ditches and canals, espec
ially where there is a sandy soil
to contend with. It would be
valuable in rice paddies where
abundant moisture is needed at
the top of the ground.
The scientist believes cities
may benefit, too. If water runoff
may be increased supply reser
voirs would be filled more rapidly.
straw Droduce eas. a slime or
solids that fills the soil's pores. Delta Sigma Pi Hear
When the soil is saturated with ,t.IL- T.nMtini;
water moisture intake is slowed I la,k on 1 ransportation
When the crop residue decom
poses and the soil becomes dry
the action of the micro-organ
isms, Dr. McCalla says, is slowed
Names 11 Pledges
Eleven members of the ROTC
band have been pledged to Gam
ma Lambda, honorary band fra
ternity. They are: Robert Chab, Doug
las Freeman, Denny Schneider,
Melvin McKinney, Don Noble,
Earl Mitchell, Leo Schmidt,
Walter Cole, Robert Church,
Hank Deines and Kent Axtell.
The pledges were named "out
standding" for their musician
ship, cooperation, interest and
service to the band.
The honorary in addition to
other functions, is in charge of
the football card sections at all
down. Then water intake is ! Union.
Frank C. McKay and William
Weatherberry of a local trans
portation firm were guest speak
ers at a Delta Sigma Pi dinner
Monday night in parlor C of the
1 to 3 Day Service
Located m Nebr. Book Store
Thorp to Address
Convo on Monday
John K. R. Thorp, who has had
close contact with major African
tribe for the past 15 years, will
speak at an all-University con
vocation Monday, Nov. 6 at 3
p.m., Parlon ABC of the Union.
As district commissioner in
Kenya, East Africa, Thorp is re
sponsible for the administration
of 80,000 Africans of one of
Mandi warrior tribes. ?
Now on leave of absence, he ji
Is in a position to protray the j
equatorial seme and discuss the
underdeveloped areas in the dark '
continent. He will also speak !;
bout the complex problems of i ?
East Africa. ,f
An Irishman by birth. Thorp,
23, was educated in Dublin and '
t Cambridge university. After j't
graduation he served as a lecturer
in logic at Dublin university un- i
til ha Joined the Colonial Admin- "
Roberts to Give
Organ Program j;
Myron Roberts, organist, will ';
present a recital at the First- j
Plymouth Congregational church, j -Sunday,
Nov. 5, at 3 p.m. ;l
The recital, one of the faculty j
cries, will be sponsored jointly j f
fcy tb University School of Fine i''
Arts and the First-Plymouth !
Congregational church. ;
The program is as follows:
Choral Prelude, "Our Father
Who Art In Heaven," Bach. j
"Prelude in B Minor," Bach.
"Come Sweet Death," Bach. I
"Carnival," Robert CrandelL
"Pastels from the Lake of
Constance," "The Sun's Even
."Sketch in 15 flat," Schumann.
"Litany for All Souls Day,'
"Sketch in B flat Minor."
Dairy Club Holds
Initiation For 23
The Varsity Dairy club held an ;
Informal initiation meeting last j ,
wetk for 23 new members.
Those initiated were: Richard k
Anderson, Robert Barton, James : i
J'strtosh, Benjamin Brost, Harold : ,
Cok-maa, Clyde Cook, CorreJl j -Christen
iwn, Gewase Francke, i .,
Cnuries Frederick, Mohamad ' 4
Cswsri, Jaom Haggart, Rich-
ri Ksriisch, John kuenzi. Bar
t H Loecker, Px Meyer, Marvin ; ?
Hoore, Dsle Olson. Louis Sully, !
Kenneth Schmidt, Armando Tor- 1
rico, 15rv?y Townnd, Norman
V'Jxt, arid Cene Wilkin,
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