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Vol. 51 No. fe 50
Ceneral MacArthur's "end the
war and bring the boys home for
Christmas" offensive failed when
the allied North Korean line col
lapsed under a fierce communist
counter-offensive of 20,000 men.
The attacking Chinese com
munists advanced 12 to 20 miles
In the 22-mile section between
Tokchon and Oechang where the
Eighth army was ordered to hold
at "all costs."
Appear at U.N.
Meanwhile the Chinese com
munist representatives met at
Lake Success for the first time
before an United Nations body.
A decision is expected soon on
whether the reds or the nation
alists will represent China in the
United Nations assembly.
Congressmen, talking with re
porters, said they did not expect
much to be accomplished at the
short "lame duck" session which
began Monday. President Tru
man will try to have rent con
trols extended and wants state
hood for Alaska and Hawaii.
Statehood for Alaska will be
the first business the senate will
The senate democratic leader,
Scott W. Lucas, expressed hope
that the assembly would vote for
a temporary extension of the
Peterson to Adjust ..
Gov. Val Peterson said Mon
day that he will declare the
highway revenue measures de
feated in the past election void
and it will be effective Friday.
The tax will be 5 cents a gal
lon and registration fees will
Honored by Club
University Coach Bill Glass
ford and his wife were presented
with a choice of air or train
tickets to any point in the United
States Monday at a meeting of
the Quarterback club. George
Cook, president, made the
Glassford was initiated into
the club by Clarence Swanson
in the absence of Chancellor
R. G. Gustavson.
"We have a fine group of boys
this season and they have all
worked hard," Glassford said.
The United States Civil Serv
ice commission has announced
examinations to fill several engi
neer positions and also jobs in
the Departments of Agriculture
and Interior in Washington, D.C.,
and throughout the United States.
Some positions in other agencies
in Washington and vicinity may
4 also be filled.
The engineer posts are located
at the Wright-Patterson Air
Force base and the 862nd AF
Specialized depot, Dayton, O.
Salaries are $4,600 and $5,400 a
year and requirements include a
four year college engineering
course or four years of technical
engineering experience, or a
four year combination of both,
plus two years of professional
experience. In some cases, grad
uate study may be substituted
for the required experience.
Positions in Washington, D. C,
include the following: Agricul
tural marketing specialist, dairy
and poultry products inspector
and grader, fresh fruits and
vegetables inspector, agricultural
commodity market reporter, and
fishery marketing specialists.
Salaries range from $3,825 to
$8,800 a year. Applicants must
have had from four to six years
of responsible and successful ex
perience in appropriate market
ing specialties and activities.
No Written Tests
No written tests will be given
for any of the positions. Full in
formation and application forms
may be secured at most first and
second-class post offices, from
civil services regional offices, or
from the United States Civil
Service commission, Washington,
Applications "for the engineer
ing jobs must be filed with the
Executive Secretary, Board of
United States Civil Service Ex
aminers, Wright-Patterson Air
Force base, Dayton, O. Market
ing positions may be applied for
by sending applications to the
Commission's office in Washing
ton, D. C.
Clear with a few scattered
clouds. High temperature be
tween 4.) and 50 degrees.
Registration tickets and sched
ules will be distributed from 8
a.m. to 4:30 pirn. Dec. 12 through
15 on the second floor of the
Military and Naval Science
Tickets will be distributed as
follows: Dec. 12, seniors (89 or
more hours on record); Dec. 13,
juniors (53 to 88 semester 'hours
on record); Dec. 14, sophomores
(27 to 52 credit hours); Dec. 15,
junior division students (0 to 26
hours on record.) .It's a case of
first come, first served.
Registration tickets are a
unique feature of the University.
The ticket which the student re
ceives is billfold size and has a
number in the upper left hand,
corner. A student can register
when this number appears on
the blackboard in front of the
Military and Naval Science
building. This system avoids
standing in line. Your registra
tion ticket stands in line for you.
Second semester registration
will start Jan. 4. All registering
is expected to be completed in
five or six days according to Dr.
Floyd Hoover, assistant registrar.
To avoid delay in registering,
all students should plan to meet
with their advisors before Dec.
12 to work out their schedules.
Each student is responsible for
making his own appointment
with his advisor, and no classes
will be excused for these con
ferences. Students who registered in the
Junior Division last semester are
still in that division unless they
have been notified otherwise by
Registration fees can be paid
Jan. 22, 23, and 24.
The Third annual International
Friendship dinner will be held
Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m.
in the Union ballroom.
The dinner is sponsored by the
Religious Welfare Council in co
operation with NUCWA and Cos
The first International Friend
ship dinner was held on the
campus in 1948 as an out-growth
to promote better relationship
between foreign and American
Pon Chinn and Don Dunlap,
co-chairman for the dinner, state
that they hope this year's din
ner will be as successful as the
the ones held previously.
Over three-hundred students
the expected to attend the din
ner. Foreign Guests
Foreign students will be the
guests of American students or
Dr. George Rosenlof will be
toastmaster for the evening. The
program is in charge of Cosmo
politan club members and is as
Illar Sirks from Latvia will
sing a Latvian song.
Tap dance will be done by
William Saad from Palestine.
Toby Nahora from Formosa
will do a musical number. Maria
Kaidamka and Joseph Klischuk
will do a native Ukrainian dance.
M. Solhjoo, F. Haghiri and
Tom Rafat will sing, "Persian
Music and Song."
Ruth Jackman will Conclude
with a pantomime.
Reza Solhjoo is program chair
man. Tickets for the dinner must
be purchased before 5 p.m. to
day. They may be obtained from
the YMCA Temple lounge of
from the Baptist student house.
Any foreign student who has
not been asked to the dinner
should contact Pon Chinn at the
Baptist student house.
Zelda Jeanne Ryan of Kear
ney and William Whaley of
Omaha have been chosen as Ne
braska's Fulbright scholars, State
Superintendent Otto G. Ruff an
Willard Smith and Donald
Bushnell, University students,
were named as alternates.
Fulbright scholarships provide
for study abroad. Recipients
were selected by a state com
mittee headed by Ruff.
Miss Ryan, Kearney State
Teachers college student, named
England as her preference for
graduate study in English.
Whaley, Creighton university
student, plans to study modern
European history in ' France.
Smith requested a study in po
litical science in Austria and
Bushnell selected a study of
mathematics in The Netherlands.
Applications of Robert P. Kel
liger, Auburn; Douglas H. White
and Nancy Lindberg, Omaha;
and Donald Briggs, Broken Bow,
will be forwarded to the Insti
tute of International Education
in New York to compete for ad
ditional opportunities to study
Seven NU Students
Seven members of the Ne
braska chapter of Sigma Theta
Epsilon, Methodist fraternity, at
tended the group's national con
clave at the University of In
diana last week.
They are Wilborn Whitehead,
Richard Saterfield, Dick Crom,
Stan Meyers, Bill Croft, Jim
Rodders and Reed Smith. Rev.
Richard Nutt accompanied the
Courtey Lincoln Journal .
DR. FLOYD HOOVER Assist
ant registrar today announced
plans for registration for the
Delegations from 15 Nebraska
colleges and universities will con
vene Saturday, Dec. 9, for a
statewide college world affairs
The delegates will attempt to
answer four questions:
1. Is a state college world
affairs organization desirable?
2. What would be the purposes
and principles of such an organ
ization? 3. How would it be organized?
4. How could such an organ
ization be financed?
Working in coordination with
the student meetings will be a
special conference for faculty ad
visers to international clubs. S. J.
House, NUCWA faculty adviser,
will conduct adviser sessions.
Planning the conference are
Jerry Matzke, committee chair
man, Jackie Sorenson, Harold
Peterson, Con Woolwine, Dr.
Frank Sorenson and House.
Planning committee members
are working closely with world
affairs leaders on Wesleyan, York
and Midland campuses.
NUCWA will serve as the host
international relations club. The
one-day meeting includes both a
morning and afternoon general
session, committee meetings and
One of the latest innovations in
the field of psychiatry a travel
ing phychiatric team will give a
demonstration before the Stu
dents Association of the Graduate
School of Social Work at a meet
ing Tuesday. Nov. 28, in Room
The team will demonstrate how
each member of the group par
ticipates in the rehabilitation of
patients in psychiatric wards in
hospitals. The team, headed by
Dr. Cecil Wittson. is a part of
the University hospital at Omaha.
The psychiatric team is a new
development in the field of treat
ing emotionally disturbed pa
tients. The team which will speak
at the University is one of the
first in Nebraska.
Members of the team are Dr.
Wittson, president of the Ne
braska Psychiatric unit; Don C.
Fitzgerald, director of psycho
logical services; Robert J. Elling
son, director Of the Electroen
cephalographic laboratory; Dr.
Edward E. Houfek, resident
physician at Omaha; Avis Purdy
Scholder, psychiatric nurse train
ing superinendent; Dorothy Hub
bard, psychiatric social work
supervisor; Feme M. Box, psy
chiatric social worker and Ela-
may Jeffrey, occupational ther
apist. Chairman of the program com
mittee for the association is
Historic Saga of Military Ball;
Outstanding Event Since 1893
BY JANE RANDALL
Tradition breaking that's
what has made the Military Ball
chalk up successful formal sea
son openers every year.
It all started back in 1893,
when the school paper, "The
Hesperian," proposed the idea of
a military dance which to quote
an old Rag "would furnish a
landmark for the cadets to re
member their military work."
The idea was well received. In
1895 the first Military Ball was
inaugurated ontd the social scene.
At that time, it was sponsored by
Company B, then considered the
"crack outfit" of the corps.
During the early 1900's and
even the 'teens, the dance was
strictly a military department
affair. There were no surprises,
few outsiders, no presentations,
and as a result, very little campus
In only one respect were the
Military Balls then like the ones
now the grand march. However,
it was the regiment colonel and
his best girl, not the Honorary
Colonel, who led the march. The
officers were tired of watching
the colonel's lady monopolize the
grand march, thus the idea of
presenting a coed as Honorary
Colonel originated in 1922.
LINCOLN 8, NEBRASKA
The University chapter of Phi
Beta Kappa, honorary scholastic
society, announced selection of
14 new members at a dinner
meeting Tuesday evening pt the
Dr. Paul Meadows, associate
professor of sociology, was the
principal speaker. The new
William B. Edmondson, Au
drey R. Flood, Albert E. Her
man, Dorothy A. Kurth, Mary
lou J. Luther, Richard T. Mc
Donald, John W. Mills, Charles
H. Newell, Jr., John R. O'Neal,
Peter M. Peterson, Fritz P. Pic
ard, Nancy M. Porter, Susan
Reed and Dan L. Richmond.
Edmondson and Herman com
pleted their college work at the
conclusion of the summer ses
sion. All new members have a
grade average of at least 90 per
cent and have completed the
group course requirements of the
College of Arts and Science for
Dr. Clifford Hicks, chapter
secretary, explained that another
group of PBK members will be
selected next April from seniors
who will then have completed
the arts and science group re
quirements. Speaking on "Technology
World Ferment," Dr. Meadows
told PBK members that young
men and women today face a
lifetime amid a world of unrest
caused by two world revolutions.
One of these, he said, is the
world-wide spread of industrial
ism: the other, and more recent,
is the conflict between Russia
and the western democracies.
"Primitive and peasant peo
ples around the world," Dr.
Meadows said, "are destined to
experience a terrific upheaval of
their ways of lire tnrougn me
Introduction of modern technol
ogy. Both the United States and
Russia are, through the encour
agement of industrialization, un
derwriting world revolution."
"The world-wide spread of
industrialism," Dr. Meadows
continued, "runs at least three
maior risks. One is the explosive
fear, suspicion and hostility of
the ex-colonials who already
have had a most brutal exposure
to the industrialism of the west.
A second is the primitives and
peasants may be caught in a se
ries of international civil wars
(such as Korea) precioitated by
the global conflicts of Russia and
the west. And a third is that
native social reform and emerg
ing nationalism around the world
may be crushed or be perverted
by the crusading industrial na
tions." Dr. Meadows said it is under
standable that the pre-industrial
peoples of the world should
want foreign technology without
foreign ideology. He concluded,
however, that the two go to
gether and the prospect for the
pre-industrial peoples is one of
"a nightmare from which there
is, for them apparently, no es
cape." Orange Bowl Bid
Goes to Clemson
There'll be no orange blossoms
for Nebraska's Cornhuskers this
Hopes of Nebraskans were
shattered when the Orange Bowl
selection committee announced
Monday night that the two con
testants in the annual New
Year's day classic will be Clem
son and Miami of Florida. Other
teams which were considered
besides Nebraska, Clemson and
Miami were Wyoming and Ala
bama. Officials representing the Ga
tor Bowl of Jacksonville, Fla.,
were still reported to be con
sidering the Huskers as one of
the teams to play in their bowl
on New Year's day.
The Nebraska team had voted
Monday that they were willing
to compete in a major post-season
game, University officials
willing. The athletic board and
the chancellor also have to ap
prove the action.
Pearl Lucille Swanson was the
first to have the title of Honorary
Colonel bestowed upon her.
Thereafter, the Honorary Col
onel was chosen at a fall election
and her identity was kept a
secret until the night of the ball.
This process has been continued
for the exception of a three year
period '25 to '28, at which time
the winning candidate was re
vealed immediately following the
First Name Band
The ball was not held in the
Coliseum until 1926 and then
only 150 couples were present.
In 1930 the Military department
for the first time engaged a big
name band for the occasion.
Many engenious methods have
been used in the presentation of
the Honorary Colonel.
In 1939, simulated machine
gun fire cut away the door of
the stage revealing the Honorary
Colonel. A sign then fell from the
ceiling bearing her name.
In 1946 the Honorary Colonel
slowly descended from above in
a golden parachute to the amaze
ment of 5,500 spectators.
Another year a ramp was sil
houted against a lighted Inset
and the honored lady appeared
through the doorway of a mini
ture castle which represented the
Courtesy Lincoln Journal
DON COOK University sen
ior was killed instantly early
Wednesday morning when the
car in which he was riding
skidded on an icy road and
Don Cook Dies
In Car Mishap
Don Cook, University senior,
was killed almost instantly in an
automobile accident Wednesday
morning when he and his father
and grandmother crashed near
Rock Rapids, la., his home town.
The car in which they were
riding skidded on an icy strip,
overturned and Don was crushed
At the time of the tragedy,
Dr. Stuart H. Cook, the Univer
sity senior's father, was driving.
However, he was not seriously
injured, just badly bruised and
shaken as was the elder Cook's
mother, Mrs. A. E. Cook of Ran
dolph. Cook had gone to Randolph to
meet his father and go on from
there to Rock Rapids, where
they were to spend Thanksgiv
ing. . He was attending the Univer
sity under the naval ROTC pro
gram and was a senior in the
college of business administra
tion. He was a member of Alpha
Tau Omega fraternity.
The annual ceremony for the
hanging of the greens will be
held in Ellen Smith hall at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 29. This tra
dition is conducted each year by
the YWCA and opens the campus
Officers of the women's or
ganizations on campus, the ad
visory board, presidents of or
ganized houses, Ag and City YW
CA cabinets, deans of women and
their assistants are invited to at
tend the ceremonies.
Refreshments will be served
immediately after the guests ar
rive. The entertainment for the
evening will include a vocal solo
by Susan Koehler, a Christmas
reading by Betty Lester, and a
violin solo by Sheila Brown.
Following the program every
one present will help with the
hanging of the greens and deco
rate the Christmas tree.
Chairman for hanging of the
greens is Delores Lovegrove
Sarah Devoe is program chair
man, Shirley Coy is in charge of
hosptality, arrangements chair
man in Sue Porter, and Janice
Fullerton is decoration chairman.
In 1949, with the unification
of the army, navy and air forces,
the Honorary Colonel became the
Honorary Commandant. She
reigns at the Ball as usual, but
she sponsors not only the ROTC
but also NROTC and AROTC,
for the rest of the year.
This year, another tradition is
being broken. Instead of the first
Friday in December-routine, the
day has been switched to the
first Saturday. Then too, the
theme this year is the NROTC's
responsibility. Each department
will take a turn on the decora
tions, coinciding with the yearly
rotation of the department com
manders. One of the finalists for Hon
orary Commandant; Susan Reed,
Virginia Koch, Eileen Derieg,
Shirley Allen, Nancy Noble or
Janet Carr will be presented in a
spectacular way in accordance
with the navy theme.
Truly, the military department
has done a commendable job
through the years of transform
ing the Military Ball from a
small military get-together into
a significant all-campus affair. If
any more traditions can be
broken to promote the improve
ment of this great social event of
the year, full speed ahead, army,
navy and air force!
Black Masques Won't Tell
Details Until Night of Dance
"S" is for the secrecy that will remain from now
until the Mortar Board ball Friday, Dec. 8.
Dec. 8 at 9 p.m. in the Coliseum is the date, time and
place in which three big campus secrets will be answered.
The biggest surprise is
for the affair
The Mortar Boards may have
engaged the University band,
Frank's Filthy Five or one of
the most famous bands in the
country for the Mortar Board
To Remain Silent
Nancy Porter, president of the
black masque wearers states:
"This is one time that 16 sen
ior women will be successful in
not revealing any secrets of the
Ball to anyone. The only way
students can firitl out just what
are the surprises, is to attend
the Mortar Board ball.
The eight Eligible Bachelors,
chosen by an all women's cam
pus election, will be presented
at the ball. The male that will
be tabbed from this date on as
the Ugliest Man on Campus will
The surprise package will be
opened and all its secrets reveal
ed to those attending the ball.
The theme for the 1950 Mor
tar Board ball is "Surprise!"
The various committees for the
dance will not be announced in
an attempt to keep students
from finding out from commit
tee members the name of the
Tickets for the surprise Mortar
Board ball may be purchased to
day tor $2.40 in both the city
and Ag campus Unions from 9
to 5 p.m. Tassels will be selling
tickets from now until the ball.
For AUF Drive
Slated Dee. 6
A repeat performance of last
year's spectacle o n 1 y on a
grander scale is" planned by the
The third annual auction,
scheduled for Wednesday, Dec.
6, will offer students and or
ganizations a chance to do some
high bidding and consequently
help out the AUF drive.
Many of the "items" to be sold
by the auctioneer this year will
include several "articles" and the
services of groups and individ
uals. Among the items expected to
draw the highest bids are: a page
of The Daily Nebraskan, services
of the Mortar Boards, of the
Innocents, members of the offen
sive platoon of the Husker grid
team, the eligible bachelors,
Ugliest Man on Campus candi
dates, and others "too numerous
Also, it is expected that sev
eral Beauty Queens of 1950 may
be destined for the auction block.
Dr. Curtis Elliott, will be back
at his familiar role of auctioneer.
Last year, he was responsible for
selling $430 of items.
Many features have been
added to this year's auction, in
cluding the presentation of an
A new "attraction" of the
Auction, the Queen will be se
lected from a field of candidates
submitted by the following ac
tivity organizations: Builders,
TasMs, Corncobs, WAA, The
Daily Nebraskan, Cornhusker,
Corn Shucks, YWCA, the Union,
BABW, Red Cross, Coed Coun
selors, AWS, and Kosmet Klub.
Judging of the candidates by a
committee comprised of mem
bers of the advisory and divisions
boards of AUF will take place
before the auction.
Six finalists will be selected
by this committee.
Two Bach cantatas, especially
written for the holiday season,
will highlight the annual Uni
versity Singers Christmas Carol
concert, Sunday, Dec. 3.
The program, which includes
eight traditional carols, will be
given at 3 p.m. and again .at 4:30
p.m. in the Union ballroom.
Dr. Arthur E. Westbrook, di
rector of the School of Fine Arts,
will conduct the 115-voice
"To Us a Child is Given,"
cantata 142, will open the con
cert. Soloists will be Jack Ander
son and Helmut Sienknecht and
Bach's birthday cantata,
"Flocks in Pastures Green Abid
ing," will be presented with the
assistance of Marjorie Murphy,
soprano; Virgina Nordstrom and
William Wurtz, flutists; and
Kathleen Burt, pianist.
The carols are representative
of England, Germany, Sicily,
Brazil, France, Scotland and
Gwen McCormack and Milford
Myhre will be organists.
Admission to the concert is by
ticket only. Tickets are free and
may be obtained at the Tnion
Tuesday, November 28, 3950
the band that has been booked
World affairs will get a
thorough airing for three days
beginning Friday, Dec. 1, when
Lincoln holds its second annual
conference on world affairs.
All meetings of the conference
will be held in Love Library.
Both the auditorium and the
fourth floor seminar rooms will
Dr. Carl Bracy, chancellor of
Nebraska Wesleyan; Harlan Mil
ler, Des Moines Register col
umnist; "William R. Mathews,
editor and publisher of the Ari
zona Daily Star; and Kenneth
Boulding, economics professor at
the University of Michigan, and
Walter K. Schwinn of the state
department will speak.
This year's conference is be
ing sponsored by 24 groups in
cluding the Nebraska University
Council for World Affairs.
NUCWA Is represented on the
conference's executive commit
tee by Harold Peterson, who will
also lead discussion after Math
ews' talk Saturday.
Lincoln religious, educational
and social service groups are
sponsoring the conference in co
operation with the American
Friends Service committee.
Co-chairmen for the meetings
are two University faculty mem
bers, Dr. Frank Sorenson and
Dr. K. O. Broady. Mrs. A. K.
Donovan of the League of
Women Voters is secretary.
The conference is aimed to
find a better concept in inter
national problems. Though the
conference is not University
sponsored, students are urged to
attend. All sessions are open to
Friday at 7:30 p.m., Bracy will
open the meetings with his talk:
"Strengthening Democracy in the
Mathews has received honor
able mention for his newspaper
work on his Tucson, Ariz., daily.
He is one of two survivors of
the 15 American correspondents
who toured Indonesia in June,
1949. He was an accredited cor
respondent with the Dulles com
mission in Korea only three days
prior to the start of the present
Miller is the writer of the reg
ular "Man Next Door" page in
Better Homes and Gardens mag
azine and "There's a Man in
the House" for the Ladies Home
He has conducted his present
column for the Register, "Over
the Coffee Cup," for fifteen
years. In addition he is a con
tributor to such magazines as
Reader's Digest, American Mer
cury and the New York Times
During World War I he was
a member of the Hoover com
mission. He was a lieutenant
colonel in World War II.
Accompanying Miller to the
Lincoln conference will be Rev.
Charles W. Phillips of Des
Moines, a former naval chap
lain. Boulding is a native of Eng
land, and an author of econom
ics books. He received the award
as outstanding economist in the
United States last year.
NU Art Gallery
Adds to Collection
The Lincoln Artists Guild's
collection of more than 30 paint
ings, prints and drawings by Ne
braska artists has been loaned
permanently to the University
art galleries, Duard Laging, act
ing director of the galleries, an
The collection will be housed
and maintained by the University
galleries and will become a part
of the display here. The pictures
probably will be available for
use throughout the 6tate, Laging
The Guild recently purchased
four works from its 14th annual
All-Nebraska show, currently on
display in the University art
They are: "Quarry," watercolor
by Gail Butt; "Vancouver Island," '
watercolor by Shirley Cane;
"Trail Ridge," brush drawing by
Freda Spaulding; and "Serenade,
engraving by Rudy O. Pozzatti.
All the artists are residents of
Lincoln. The pictures will be
added to the permanent collec
tion. Any student who has not
had his picture taken for the
Cornhusker may have tt taken
at Warner-Medlin studio Tues
day through Thursday. No ap
pointments are necessary. The
final deadline is Thursday,
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