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Tuesday, Noveml.-er 7.8, l95fl
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
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Yeah, So-WIiat . . .
Once upon a time there was a, University panacea. It
prevented headaches, lagging spirits, broken hearts and
best of all, made serious thinking unnecessary. Naturally,
it became popular and was widely used.
It was so good that its use spread rapidly, ven though
It hadn't the advantage of newspaper and radio advertising.
Soon most of the people of the world were using it, and
in ever increasing -quantities.
There was nothing to buy, no pills, no treatment
just the word 'So-wut." Whenever anything was unpleas-
ant to think about, folks would "So-what," and then they
could auit worrying. When something went wrong, "So-
what." If they didn't like the way their government was
The worst thing about "so-what" was its habit form
ing tendencies. After the first few uses, most folks refused
to live without it. It became a part of their lives.
Our civil liberties are in -danger. "'So-what."
The H-bomb might destroy the world. ""So-what."
We fase a third world war, "So-what," why do people
worry about such things?"
Neither self-preservation nor love of freedom could
affect their attitude. Brotherly love didn t have a chance.
As for an editorial . . , 'Teah, So-what?" Reprinted
from the Kansas State Collegian.
By Jerry Bailey
If University coeds are date
less these evenings, and if cer
tain males show up with risible
symptoms of headache and eye
strain the boys aren't hitting the
It just means that the many
men from the University's resi
dence halls lor young gentlemen
are finding television more en
tertaining than an evening spent
in local bistros or the parlors of
540 No. 16th.
In brief, the Men's dorm now
"has a television set.
Whoever thought up the Idea
first did not leave his name on
the record book. Chances are
that the idea was born sometime
last -year. By the time Indian
summer, 1950, rolled around the
topic -was mentioned, frequently
as the boys gatheredtaround the
Coke machine for a stiff drink.
All In Favor
When the dorm elections were
over and -delegates from each
floor of the three dorm build
ings assembled in solemn con
clave, each and every delegate
indicated that his constituency
Ten to Receive
Gold keys "yill be presented to
the ten 1949-1950 freshmen with
the highest scholastic averages
at the annual Business Admini
stration banquet Tuesday, Dec. 5
in the Union ballroom.
Main speaker at the banquet
"will be Burnham Yates, Lincoln
banker. The gold keys will be
presented by Nathan Gold, Lin
Three Business Administration
honoraries, Delta Sigma Pi, Alpha
Kappa Psi and Phi -Chi Theta,
are sponsoring the banquet.
Tickets are on sale at a booth
In the Union and at booths on
second and third floors of Social
Science building. Price is $1.25.
Planning the banquet are a
committee of four: Business Ad
ministration Dean Earl Full
brook; Bob Cottingham, repre
senting Delta Sigma Pi; Wesley
Leuth, representing Alpha Kappa
Psi; and Joyce Buck, represent
ing Phi Chi Theta. The latter
group is the bizad women's
The banquet will begin at 6:30
p.m. In addition to the award
ceremony and "Yates' talk, enter
tainment will be given.
The ten scholars who will re
ceive the gold keys will be
honored for their work as fresh
men during the 1949-50 school
Yates is a director of the Lin
coln Chamber of Commerce and
the Lincoln Community chest, He
has served as chairman of the
Lincoln district committee of the
Boy Scouts of America.
During World War II he saw
action aboard the aircraft car
After graduation from Lincoln
high school, the Lincoln bank
president attended Phillips Exe
ter acedemy and the University
for one year. He was graduated
from Stanford university in 1933.
Before being associated with
banking in Lincoln he was in the
investment banking business in
New York, Philadelphia, Chicago,
San Francisco and Los Angeles.
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favored the idea.
The council member who
talked loudest about television
suddenly found himself with a
job. He was assigned to start
pricing TV sets about town.
Even before the set "was pur
chased, one eager-beaver dorm
council member plastered Dorm
C with -stickers and signs her
alding the arrival of the expect
The set finally arrived a few
days before the Iowa State game.
It turned out to be ''a cabinet
model with a 16-inch screen. The
question was now, where to put
Dorm B Lounge
Spot selected for the TV arena
was the Dorm B lounge. Willing
workers mounted the TV set on
a handy table, shoved it into a
corner and reached for the near
est easy chair. Sofas, chairs and
even tables were laid out in
rough semi-circles to serve as
And now, from afternoon un
til 'midnight, dorm residents in
shifts -watch while Howdy
Doody, beefy wrestlers and as
sorted other characters flicker
and flare before their eyes. Most
popular spot seems to be
WOWTVs channel six. And the
audience loin in hissing when
their favorite vcomedian is -cut
off in the midilt ol a funny
story, to -make way for a smiling
announcer advertising Belch
Headache for Janitor
As any evening at the dorm
passes, watchers come and go.
Hundreds of cigaret butts are
flipped into an empty fireplace
nearby. The welcome sandwich
man brings the loungers their
supper. Crumpled sacks and
candy-bar wrappers pile up to
await the janitor.
Outside of the dorm, a pass
ing boy halts and presses his face
to the window.
And on across the street,
lonely girls wonder why their
men aren't calling number
Biz Ad Banquet
To Honor Frosh
Ten freshmen will be hon
ored at the annual business ad
ministration banquet on Tues
day, Dec. 5, in the Union ball
room, at 6:30 p.m,
These freshman will be pre
sented gold keys by Nathan Gold
for the highest freshman scholas
The banquet will be sponsored
by three honorary business ad
ministration groups, Delta Sig
ma Pi, Alpha Kappa Psi, and
Phi Chi Theta.
Ticket sales start Monday,
Nov. 27 in the Union and Social
Science building. The ticket
price will be $1.25.
EE Ribbon Drive
To Begin Soon
Vince Cunningham, president
of the student branch of the
forthcoming E-ribbon sales" drive
for Engineers' Week, it will be
the goal of the electrical engi
neers to sell each student two
ribbons instead of the usual one.
E-ribbon sales competition is
expected to be 'very keen this
year, according to those in
charge. Because of the decreased
number of engineers, sales pro
motion will have to be increased.
Garten, Chnek Rarmelstar, Bob Relrhenoaeb
OourtMty Lincoln Journal
TR. SHUMATE Honored by
Lincoln Journal for work 'with
the Nebraska legislative -council.
To Tell IVCF
Dr. Karlis Leyasmeyer, Euro
pean author and lecturer, will
be guest speaker at Inter-Varsity
Christian Fellowship meetings
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs
day of this week. .
Dr. Leyasmeyer will speak on
world affairs from first hand ex
periences, having been present at
many of the events leading up
to the present international
The onetime target of Nazis
and Communists alike was born
in Latvia and educated in Eng
land where he took advanced
courses in Russian, literature,
history, Marxism-Lenism and
the Soviet Russian political, eco
nomic and social system.
Having a background as an
author, lecturer and editor, Dr.
Leyasmeyer has had the 'oppor
tunity to study the Soviet system
first hand. At one time he -was
arrested by the Communists, tor
tured, and sentenced to die be
fore a firing squad. He suffered
equal hardships at the hands of
the Nazis during World War II.
The last four years he has
spent in Germany doing relief
work and speaking to West Ger
man university students. He was
also editor of "Sauksme," an
educational and scientific maga
zine, and secretary of the DP
press which consists of about
sixty publications. In this ca
pacity he receives extensive in
formation about Communist ac
tivities. On Tuesday Dr. Xeyasmeyer
will speak from 12:15 to 12:45
p.m. in Room 313 of the Union,
on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Love
library auditorium and on Thurs
day in Room 315 of the Union.
The Chamber Music Concert
series will sponsor the fine arts
ensemble group Thursday, Dec.
The ensemble group consists
of Max Gilbert, violinist;
Emanuel W i s h n o w, violinist;
Rosemary Madison, celloist; and
Gladys May, pianist.
The quartet will also perform
March 1 and April 26.
Tickets for the three concerts
may be purchased from John
Schaumburg at the Music Build
ing for the student price of $1.80.
Tuesday at 5 p.m. is the dead
line for obtaining reservations
for the annual Internationa
Those wishing to attend must
make their reservation before
the deadline by calling the Bap
tist student house, 2-4862.
Tickets may be purchased at
either the Baptist student house
or TfMCA Temple lounge.
The dinner is to be Thursday,
Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the
Pi Lambda Theta greup pic
ture will be taken at west sta
dium at 5 p.m.
Corn Cob meeting, Room 316,
Union, '5 p.m.
Kosmet Khib 'workers muRt
turn in their work slips by
5 p.m. to Clm-' Widmaier or
Dick Billig. Inr t credit for
work done for t all Revue.
Tied Guidon meeting at 7:30
Campus Quarterback movie of
Nebraska-Iowa State game, 12:15
p.m., Union lounge.
Craft class, 3-5 p.m.
Kosmet Klub meeting, Room
308, Union at 9 p.m.
Dr. Roger Shumate, professor
of political science at the Uni
versity, was cited in the Lin
coln Journal for his work as
the director of research for the
Nebraska legislative oounciL
Prof. Shumate began his newly
rreated job in 3987 and since
then has two and a half days in
the capitol. In the summer he
spends all f his time at the
As research -director lie makes
Impartial studies of any prob
lem the legislature or individual
legislators desire. -'I personally
dont make any recommenda
tions," he explained in the
Journal, I just gather facts and
point out the alternatives."
Dr. Shumate has five full-time
assistants and -during a session
of Congress a team of bill -drafters
is added to his force. They
have -completed 65 large research
reports on practically every phase
of state government since the
office was opened.
Dr. Shumate himself lias writ
ten 668 brief reports for indivi
dual members of the legislature
The University professor ob
tained his B.A. and M.A. -degrees
in political science at the
University of California and his
doctor's degree at the Univer
sity of Minnesota. Then Dr.
Shumate taught at the Univer
sity of Pittsburgh and Cincinnati
before -coming to the University
in September, 1937.
In -commenting -upon his -department,
Dr. Shumate said that
he believes that "the legislature
is better informed with mo;
accurate and complete informa
tion than it was before the ag
ency was -established."
'The bill drafting seiviees and
the state reviser -of statutes say
the more recent laws are better
drafted and lit in better with
the -compiled statutes."
Dr. Shumate is married and
has two -children. His hobbies
include hunting, fishing and
-Juniors and seniors enrolled
at the University are eligible for
three writing awards of S25f) earh
to be given by the International
Circulation Managers' associa
tion this spring.
A post-graduate scholarship of
$(50 will be awarded for work in
.entrants for a $250 award
must write a thesis up to 1,000
words on one of these subpects:
"How Newspaperboy Training
Helped Me -Go to College," "Job
Opportunities in Newspaper Cir
culation," or "How a Newspaper
Circulation Department Bene
fits the Community."
1. Entrant must be enrolled as
a full-time student in the iunior
or senior -vear of fni.r.-imo,.
college or university Rtnrintc
should include name and address,
name of college, college year
ujiu name oi lacuity adviser in
upper right-hand corner of the
first page of thesis.
2. Entries must be typewrit
ten in double space on one side
of paper only.
3. Entries must be postmarked
not later than April 15, 1951,
and should be addressed to H.
Phelps Gates, chairman, ICAM
Education committee, 1, Norway
Street, Boston 15, Mass.
4. A committee of circulation
managers and college faculty
members will judge the papers
the decision of the judges will
Application blanks for the
$750 graduate scholarship to be
awrded to a student receiving
an AB or BS degree or equival
ent during 1950-51, maybe ob
tained from the journalism de-
So you're getting married!
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By Art Hpstien
The other day 1 was discuss
ing with a Iriend the songs
tibout which I have been writing
in the column. He asked me
what it took to le a ffood song
writer Is, I
told him, a
owns a pent
h o u s near
cham pig n e
tot kta i 1 s
noon at 4 p.m ' f
ing but beau- Epstien
tif ul dolls around him and who
writes a sons like "'It Isnt Fair."
Newcomers to the recording
industry are the Four Freshmen.
This little oombo -consists of lour
very talented men, who not only
sing beautiful four part har
mony, but also, men who could
be featured soloists. The men
do not stop at just singing
though, they also blend together
a trumpet, a drum, a trombone
and a French horn to get a
smooth effect for background
music. To get a taste of the
Four Freshmen listen to their1
new release, "'I Wanna C-o Where
You Go, Then IT1 Be Happy."
From the motion picture,
"'Three Little Words," comes a
great song that is fast coming
up on the Hit Parade. The song,
"'Thinking of You," is a tune
that is strictly of the soft,
dreamy ballad type. There are
a number of artists that have
cut the record, but I think that
the best wax is the one done by
Don Cherry on the vocr.l, and
backed by a chorus and orches
tra under the direction of Dave
Tony Martin has struck pay
dirt again with his -cutting -of
"Johannesburg." Ever since Tony
was -discharged from the serv
ice, "he has grooved hit after
"hit on the black saucer. How
ever, none have the punch, drive
and vigor, the rhythm, beat or
'voice of his recording of "'Jo
hannesburg." Stan Kenton's new sing sen
sation Jay Johnson is taking the
nation bv storm with his release
of "'Be Easy, Be Tender." John
son, who has a voice and stvle
like that of the "'Great Mr. B."
proves to anyone that the Ken
ton band can play background
music for any score that is writ
ten. It is a certainty that both
Kenton and Johnson, as a team,
will go far in -giving the public
records that everyone will en
joy. Of course, the column
wouldn't 'be complete without
saying that the great thrush Kay
Starr has done it again with her
cutting of "Hey Babe." Fop. a
song that has repetition used to
a good end, listen to that ever
lovin' Kay Starr.
That's all, Paul.
Free Shoe Shine
Pledges of Sigma Tau, hon
orary engineering fraternity, are
offering a new service to Sigma
Tau actives. Ken Minnick,
pledge chairman, has made the
"All Sigma Taus can now ob
tain a free shoe shine from B
a.m. to 5 p.m. in the following
buildings: Avery Lab, Monday;
Mechanical Arts building Tues
day; Richards Lab, Wednesday;
Temporary L, Thursday; Ban
This offer will last until Fri
day, Dec. 8, but Sigma Tau
members will need their "keys"
in order to be recognized.
partment or by writing to Bos
ton. Entries must be filed by May
J? i 1
Tlead insanity, CeorgeT
Bowling Green Prof Explains
Student Relaxation Theory
Xo you enjoy relaxing? Do you
like to putter? You should
Pecent scientific surveys have
turned up information indicating
that leisure is as important as
work and must be taken as seri
ously. Dr. Samuel Lowrie at Bowling
C-reen Tiniversity states, "'More
dates mean better marks., fre
quent -dating -enlarges a student's
interests broadens his extra
curricular activities so that he
becomes a psychologically
Food Hahits Topic
Of Ac Meeting
How and what people eat in
various parts of the country will
be told during Farm and Home
Days at the University Nov. 29
to Dec. 1, during the homemak
er's part of the event.
Mrs. Nell B. Nichols, magazine
reporter, will speak on "'Amer
icans Do Have Their Favorite
Foods" at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 30.
She has made a study -of the eat
ing habits of people in various
parts of the nation. She plans
to study some -characteristic Ne
Extension dairyman C. W. Nib
ler of the University, chairman
of the arrangements committee
for Farm and Home Days, said
women will have a wide variety
of subjects to choose from in at
tending the event.
There will be topics such as
these : how to know what to buy
in kitchen utensils, marriage,
food preservation by freezing,
how a big store buys for Ne
braska women, stretching the
wardrobe through accessories,
modern decorating problems and
To Top 4-Her's
Two Nebraska 4-H club mem
bers Calvin Kuska, -of Omaha
and Beverly Timmons of Valley
were awarded watches for
achieving highest rating in Ne
braska for work in the 1950 na
tional 4-H leadership program.
Kuska, a -University student,
has been a 4-H worker lor ten
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Ask for it either way . . . both
trade-marks mean the same thing.
SOTTIED IMIBI AUTHORITY OF THt COCA-COLA COMPANY SY
coca -com tottung -co. of Lincoln. raiiasEa
! "50, 1h Cocu.Colo Compimy
Y lull' 1 1' 1 un jj I
healthier and more rounded per-
Dr. William Menninger of the
famed Menninger clinic in Kan
sas told a conference of the Na
tional Recreation association that
well-adjusted individuals pursue
a larger number of hobbies than
individuals requiring psychiatric
"There is," be explained,
"scientific evidence that the
healthy personality is one who
not only plays, but takes it seri
ously.'" Do you know how and when
to relax? Here's a little quiz
to help you find -out:
1. Do 3'ou plan your time so
that even under the most hectic
schedule, you get a chance for a
2. Do you have several bob
bies? -(They need not run to for
mal -collections like stamps, tout
can include girls, baseball games,
nature walks! )
3. Can you forget work prob
lems -out on a date?
4. Are meal times filled with
relaxed, pleasant tastes and ad
ventures in the enjoyment ol
food, or are they nervous shovel
ing in of tasteless food?
5. Do you think you know how
to make yourself relax?
6. Can you sleep at night even
when not physically exhausted?
7. Can you concentrate as hard
on a pretty girl as m your
studies even though you're in the
midst of exam week?
B. Do you smoke lor enjoy
ment and not just as a nervous
9. Do you smoke -cigars?
Baby talk magazine free
each month. For informa
tion -call the "'Double Pro
tection" diaper service,
1920 So. 12th St. Ph. 3-SS53
Meeting the gang to -discuss a quia
a date with the -campus queen
or just killing time between classes
the Hasty Tasty is one of the
favorite places for a rendezvous for
students at the University .of Wis
consin. At the Hasty Tasty, as in
university -campus haunts every
where, a frosty bottle of Coca-Cola
is always on hand for the pause
that refreshes Coke belongs.
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