The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 30, 1950, Image 1
1 1 '"V nSJ u Vol. 51 No. & 52 ea wKiina H re hreesis Allies Two American Divisions Escape Across Chongchon Chinese reds threatened to trap a big allied force Wednesday while two American divisions es caped south across the Chong chon river in northwest Korea. Tanks were reported to have been used for the first time in the Chinese offensive attack. Three red Chinese columns were streaming through the Tok- chon can against the allies' ex nosed rieht flank. At advanced U. S. Eighth army headquarters Debate Squad Readies For Weekend Trips Eight University debaters will be out for victories and good ratings this weekend at two speech conferences. The teams composed of Dale Johnson and Wayne Johnson and Doris Carlson and Joan Krueger will be representing the squad at the University of Iowa's Inter national Conference on World Affairs. Bob Shively and Jim Wamsley and Betty Lester and Marion Uhe will travel to Wayne State Teachers college for their debate tournament. The four participating at Iowa tity, who will be accompanied by Donald Olson and Bruce Ken dall, debate coaches, will leave Thursday afternoon for the two day conference which opens Fri day morning. The teams will participate in four rounds of debate, four rounds of discussion and two rounds of parliamentary pro cedure. To Give Speeches The final discussion round will be a panel at which all partici pants will deliver five minute speeches giving their views on the government's welfare respon sibilities. In the parliamentary sessions, discussions will consider various proposals and attempt to arrive at an overall stand for the conference. This will be drawn up in the form of a resolution. Participants in debate will re ceive decisions and rating. In the discussion, original oratory and extemporaneous speaking, quality ratings will be given. Schools invited to attend the conference are the Big Seven, the Big Ten- and Notre Dame, West Point Military academy and Marquette. At the Way ne tournament Sat urday the two teams will be de bating both sides of the question in three rounds of competition. Other Events One round of discussion and one round of oratory will be held. Discussion participants will also serve as chairmen. Decisions will be given for de bates and ratings for the other events. Accompanying the debaters will be Clarence Flick of the speech department. Pray to Erase Communism -Leyaj ismeyer "Prayer is the only solution in defeating communism," declared Dr. Karlis Leyasmeyer, Latvian author, editor and lecturer, at his second talk as guest speaker of the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. The lecture was on "Communism's Threat to Ameri ca and How to Avrt It." Dr. Leyasmeyer has studied communism for 33 years, spent 25 years in Russia and has been the target of the Reds' secret po lice during 'ie past war. Fol lowing the war, he went to Ger many where he did relief work and talked to West German uni versity students. He was also secretary of the DP press which consists of about sixty publica tions and is concerned mainly with information about com munist activities. Dr. Leyasmeyer pointed out three factors which are con ducive to communism In any country: social injustice, politi cal strife and lack of religion and morals. He explained how the com munists take over a government despite sentiments of the parti cular, country involved. They gain control by "absolute politi cal and economic power" and in thi way "can control the whole life of a whole nation." By turn ing children against their parents and vice-versa, he said, there is no trust anywhere. Since the communists already have two-thirds of the world un der their power, Dr. Leyasmeyer expressed the belief that the United States is the next likely victim. FBI records show that there are 54,000 registered com munists and a possible 600,000 more in this country. Since there is no sure defense from the atom bomb and Russia herself Dr. Leyasmeyer advised the group to "pray and to pray hard." He will conclude his series of lectures when he speaks to the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellow ship in Room 315 of the Union at 7:30 p.m. The Weather Partly cloudy with lowering: temperatures throughout the day. Snow flurries in the evening with a high near 50. lt was said that a communist column had cut toward the old red Korean capital of Pyongyang. Six Chinese red armies has now been identified in Korea. The Eighth army's northern front is being attacked by one portion of the Chinese army known to have been in central China a week ago. PUBLIC WARNED I Ai,OH PfcSSIMlisiVI Meanwhile in Washington an army spokesman warned against "over pessimism" about the U.N. Korean military reserves. "The situation is serious," he said, "but doesn't mean that all is lost by any means." He described the general with drawal of U. N. forces as orderly and not of a great distance. Gen. Douglas MacArthur has advised defense officials at U. N. headquarters that he plans to stabilize the Korean battleline after retreating no more than 15 or 25 miles. NEW DRAFT BILL TO FACE CONGRESS In another part of Washington, Senator Tydings, chairman of the armed services committee, an nounced that a change in the draft law to get more manpower will probably be acted upon by Congress. Changes which might be asked were not revealed by Tydings. LOCALIZING WAR NOT PROMISING At United Nations headquart ers, Lake Success, a foreboding expressed in private groups on the chance of localizing the Ko rean fighting because of the un yielding attitude of Chinese Reds. Hopes of reaching some con ciliatory agreement between the communist delegation and U. N. dlegation were blasted when Peiping's spokesman said that Chinese communists has no in tention of withdrawing from Korea. Indian and British representa tives, both of which recognized the Peiping government, showed no signs of taking the lead toward a conciliatory move. The United States has made a plea to the security council to put on record American charges of Chinese communist aggression in Korea. COST OF LIVING HITS NEW HIGH The bureau of labor statistics in Washington stated that the cost of living has hit a new high, rising six-tenths of one percent from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. With the acceleration in cost of living, wages have been boosted for over 900,000 workers. 'Moot Court Competition To Benin Soon Competition in the annual Moot Court will begin Dec. 1 when William Berquist and Ro bert Scoyille meet the team of Lewis Pierce and Leonard Hammes. The two teams will present their cases at 3 p.m. in the University law building. The winners in this mock trial will compete against the team of Robert Moodie . and G. E. Stahl for the finals next spring at the state capitol, Prof James Lake, director of the event, an nounced. The competition of upperclass men law students will begin on Dec. 5 and will continue through out the week. The finalists will meet next spring also and will continue throughout the week. The judges, Lincoln lawyers, will be announced at a later date. The freshmen pairings are scheduled to begin Dec. 5 and will end Dec. 19. Senior law stu dents will judge the men, Prof. Lake said. The Moot Court is under the direction oi Prof. Lake and a board of ftudent advisors headed by Robert Moodie, senior law student The winners in the 1950 com petition were Don A. Boyd and Glen A. Fiebig. BY GERRY FELLMAN (Editor's note This is the first in a series of articles entitled "My Mot Unforgettable Student." Each article will contain a true story told to the reporter by an Instructor on this campus) Most University students will agree that instructors are fascin ating individuals. And one the other hand, many instructors ex claim that students are also very interesting people. S. J. House of the University's political science department is the first contributor to this new series. Soldier of Fortune House chose a soldier of for tune named Mac as his most un forgettable student. When the in structor first met him, Mac was a rather old fellow for a student thirty years of age and a fresh- 1 man. ! One of the most noticeable things about Mac was that he was always in a hurry. He would actually rush through an hour i exam in five minutes. But oddly Badge for The COMMANDANT'S INSIGNIA The insignia represents the three branches of the military service and was designed for all Univer sity of Nebraska Honorary Commandants beginning with the 1950 Military Ball. , Commandant to Wear New Insignia on Hat Presentation of the 1950 Hon orary Commandant will highlight the 38th annual Military Ball, Saturday, Dec. 2 in the Coliseum. An all-school election selected Shirley Allen, Eileen Derieg, Janet Carr, Susan Reed, Virginia Koch and Nancy Noble as final ists from a field of 32 candidates. The Honorary Commandant was chosen by the Cadet Officers association from the six finalists. Senior officers and their dates will practice with the ROTC band for grand march tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Coliseum. Shirley Allen, Alpha Chi Omega, is president of Tassels, a member of Mortar Board, 1950 Homecoming Queen and belongs to Pi Lambda Theta. Eileen Derieg, Chi Omega, is a member of Home Economics club, Newman club and Phi Upsilon Omicron. State Rhodes Meet Planned 4 For Nominees Rhodes scholar candidates from Nebraska will meet Dec. 6 with the Rhodes scholars committee from Nebraska. Each state will hold a similar meeting on this date which is preliminary to the final session of the state candidates Dec. 9. The state candidates will meet for the final time in the respec tive cities of their districts. The Nebraska district includes, Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas and will meet in Des- Moines, la., Dec. 9. The proceedure for the selec tion of the state candidates is as follows: The United States representa tives of the Scholars foundation nrnrintc rnriniic ctnfp rnmmit- tees to select the candidates. The U. S. representative this year is headquartered at Princeton. Each qualified educational in stitution is allowed to nominate two or more candidates accord ing to size. All nominees appear before the state committee. This group is then narrowed down to the allotted number of state candidates. Of the 12 candidates that will appear in Des Moines not more than four will be chosen for the Rhodes Scholarships. Representing Nebraska are v.::"- r i and Dewey Ganzel. Sale of Calendars To Begin Friday The All American university calendar will be available after Dec. 1 from representatives of Builders. All features of a regular cal endar are combined with those of an engagement book and a memo pad. Among the 23 scenes of American universities, is a picture of the University cam pus. The three-in-one calendar sells for $1 and is approximately 8 by 8 inches. The calendars are bolted and make appropriate gifts. Anne Jane Hall Is chairman of the calendar committee. Betty Brinkman is the business man ager. In charge of local sales Is Delma Sarnes; student sales, Nancy Pumphrey; alumni sales, Susan Rhinehart; special events, Christine Pavonka; and faculty sales, June Jordan. enough, he usually seemed to cover the test even receiving good grades. Also. Mac would sometimes run out of a lecture class right in the middle of the hour. This was soon noticed by House, who asked him to stop in his office for a little talk. He now states "From that short talk, it seemed as though I had known him all of my life." Mas had run away from home at the age of eight. He traveled all over the United States work ing a various odd jobs until at age of 15, lying about his age, he was accepted into the armed forces. Over the Hill Once in the service, Mac was shipped to the Philippines. After a while he went AWOL travel ing over parts of Asia. During this period he lived mostly in the jungle, eating such delicacies as fried dog and even ants. Meanwhile, the government had sent a secret service agent to track him down. Later, the ft jbUq: 5 LINCOLN 8. NEBRASKA Chief . . . Janet Carr, Towne club, is treasurer of Mortar Board, vice president of Tassels, Coed Coun selor board member, 1949 Typical Nebraska Coed and a member of Pi Lambda Theta J Candidate's Activities Susan, Reed, Kappa Kappa Gamma, is a Mortar Board, former Daily Nebraskan assist ant editor, College Day's chair man and belongs to Theta Sigma Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa. Virginia Koch, Kappa Alpha Theta, is president of WAA, on the AUF advisory board and was junior attendant to the May Queen. Nancy Noble, Kappa Alpha Theta, is president of Pi Lambda Theta. The Honorary Commandant will wear a new insignia on her over-seas hat. A corresponding insignia will be presented from now on to all University Honor ary Commandants. The insignia was designed at the suggestions of the members of the executive council of the Candidate Officers association. Represents Service The insignia represents the three divisions of the United States military service. The air force is represented by the wings, the navy, by the anchor and the army, by the three triangles. In past years when the Hon orary Colonel was sponsored by the ROTC, the three triangles were on her hat. That is the in signia worn by the ROTC colonel. The crest in the center of the insignia is the former regimental ROTC . crest which bears the words; patrotism, citizenship and courage. The Honorary Commandant will be presented in accordance with the NROTC theme. Registration lPivolillic l. I VlUCvI 111 Start Jan. 4 Since second semester registra tion will start Jan. 4, all stu dents should plan to meet with their advisors before Dec. 12 to avoid delay. Each student is responsible for making his own appointment with his advisor and no classes will be excused for these con ferences. The various colleges will post lists of advisor's sched. Hoover, assistant registrar, all registration is expected to be completed within five or six days. Registration tickets which will be distributed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 12 through 15, on the second ' floor of the Military and Naval Science building, are a unique feature of the Univer sity. They are billfold size and have a number in the upper left hand corner. Students can register when their number appears on the blackboard in front of the Mili tary and Naval Science building. 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). Registra tion fees can be paid Jan. 22, 23, and 24. Students who registered in the junior division last semester are still in that division unless they been notified otherwise by the University. agent met him in Burma. But not realizing that Mac was the sol dier he was after, the government man enlisted Mac's aid to hunt for this fugitive. Mac actually helped in the search for himself. Eventually, the agent discov ered the identity of the fugitive and shipped him back to the United States. Once home, Mac went straight to President Roose velt, who personally granted him an honoraable discharge. Water-front Dives Mac, the soldier of fortune, had evidence of his thrilling esca pades. His body was covered with many knife wounds. Some of these were acquired while act ing as a bouncer in water-front dives from Shanghai to Burma. Other scars served as memories of hi3 participation in several minor revolutions. Once out of the service, he became an under-cover agent, a sort of clonk and dagger man. Just before World War II started, Mac was discharged. When that Friendship Dinner Tonite To Feature Foreign Food , i G. W. ROSENLOF will be toastmaster for the' evening at the annual Friendship dinner today at 6:30 p.m. in the Union ballroom. The Religious Wel fare council in cooperation with NUCWA and Cosmopoli tan club is sponsoring the event. An entertainment pro gram has been planned by the Cosmopolitan club, Reza Solh joo in charge. Engineering. Displays Open At Ag College The annual Ag engineers open house will begin at 7 p.m. to night in the Ag Engineering building. J. B. Bailie of the Ethyl cor poration will be the speaker. Other features of the evening are tours of various Ag engineering departments (farm machinery, farm structures and equipment, soil and water conservation and tractor testing), displays on ap plication of agricultural engi neering, and refreshments. John Broughton is the general chairman for the open house pro gram. The evening's agenda will give freshmen and . sophomore engineers a chance to become better acquainted with the work of the representative engineer of Nebraska's leading industry. The increasing use of electric ity on farms has opened a new field to graduates of agricultural engineering. The Ag engineering group is planned to prepare the student for engineering work with rural communities in posi tion for the manufacture and sale of farm machinery and farm power equipment; for the man agement of farms where drain age, irrigation, or power farming methods are prevalent; for ad visers, counseling engineers, or architects in connection with ag ricultural development; and for teaching positions, extension spe cialists, or research specialists in agricultural engineering with colleges, experiment stations, or government agencies. Anyone needing transportation to the Ag campus for the open house should meet in front of the Union at 6:45 p.m. Basketball Sales End December 1 Students and faculty of the University will have the entire east side of the Coliseum and west bleachers reserved for them during basketball games. Ticket sales for the games will continue into next week. These sales include faculty, student and general public admission tickets. Faculty tickets will be $4 and sttudent tickets will be sold for $3. Reserved seats for the general public will be $1.50 and general admission $1. Admittance to basketball and all other sports during the rest of the school year will be included in the student and faculty tickets. Public tickets will cover basket ball games only. conflict began he re-enlisted, en tering the army as a private. He served as a machine gunner on a raider which was part of Gen eral Pation's army. After the war, Mac was again discharged this time as a ser geant. Free of the army, he came to Lincoln where for the first time in his life, he settled down. Once here, he enrolled in the University. Off Again As soon as the Korean war was declared, Mac re-enlisted and joined the Marine corps. Be fore leaving for Korea, he told House that he would like to stay in the Marine corps making it his permanent profession. House said that he will never forget Mac. The instructor added, "Why once during one of my lec tures. Mac stood up in class and started talking about the Philip pines, His speech was so' good that I let him go ahead. It was the most interesting lecture of the year." More Than 300 Students Expected to More than 300 students are expected to attend the third an nual International Friendship dinner in the Union ballroom at 6:30 p.m. tonight. The dinner was initiated in 1948 in an attempt to promote better relationships between foreign and American 6tudents and to acquaint foreign students with campus life. American stu dents are urged to contact and bring a foreign student to the dinner. Any foreign student who has not yet been contacted by the dinner committee is urged to attend anyway. The committee has not yet been able to con tact all foreign students. Dinner Hosts Dinner hosts and hostesses will greet students at the door of the ballroom and usher students to their places. The dinner is spon sored by the Religious Welfare council in cooperation with NUCWA and the Cosmopolitan club. The menu for the evening will be foreign dishes, prepared by members of the Cosmopolitan club. Dr. George W. Rosenlof, University registrar, will be toast master for the evening. The pro gram chairman under the direc tion of the Cosmopolitan club, is Reza Solhjoo. Foreign students will perform for the evening's entertainment. Illar Sirks of Latvia will sing songs of his native country. William Saad of Palestine will do a tap dance. Toby Nahors of Formosa will perform a mus ical number. Maria Kaidamka and Joe Klischuk will perform native Ukranian dances. M. Solhjoo, F. Haghiri and Tom Rafat will sing "Persian Music and Song." Ruth Jackman Will conclude with a pantomine. Dinner Reservations Reservations for the dinner are still available. A $1 ticket will admit an American stud ent and his foreign guest to the dinner. They may be obtained at the YMCA, Temple building and the Baptist student house. Pon Chinn and Don Dunlap. co-chairmen for the dinner, said tnat tney nope this year s din ner will be as successful as those held previously. World Affairs Conference To Open Dec. 1 "How Can America Best in the Strengthen Democracy World" is the theme of the sec ond annual Lincoln conference on world affairs beginning Fri day, Dec. 1, at the Love Library auditorium. This year's conference is be ing sponsored by 24 groups in cluding the Nebraska University Council for World Affairs. Har old Peterson will represent NUCWA on the conference's ex ecutive committee, and will lead a discussion Saturday. Opening the conference Fri day evening will be an address by Dr. Carl C. Bracy, chancellor of Nebraska Wesleyan univer sity. This address will set the theme and offer the spirit in which the problems of the con ference will be approached. His subject "Strengthening Democ racy in the World Community" is a strong appeal in behalf of his peace-conscious conference. Editor to Speak William R. Mathews, editor and publisher of the Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz., will speak on "Peace and Democracy in the Orient." He is one of two survivors of the 15 American correspondents who toured In donesia in June, 1949. He was an accredited correspondent with the Dulles commission in Korea only three days prior to the start of the present Korean war. Another important Lincoln conference speaker is Harlan S. Miller, a columnist for the Des Moines Register, Des Moines, la. He writes "Over the Coffee Cup" for the Register besides contributing to such magazines as Reader's Dieest. American Mercury and the New York Times Sunday section. Miller was in World War I and II and was a member of the Hoover Commission. Chaplain to Participate Rev. Charles W. Phillips of Des Moines will accompany Mil ler to the conference and will participate especially in the dis cussion groups. Rev. Phillips is a former navy chaplain. Dr. Kenneth Boulding, a na tive of England and author of several economics books, will speak on the economics o -He received an awarJ as out standing economist in the J... .a., States last year. 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 members. Dr. Frank Sorenson and Dr. K- O. Broady. Mrs. A. K. Donovan of the League of Wom en Voters is secretary. Thursday, November 30, 1950 Attend Event Independents To Confer With Council A meeting of all Student Council members and officers of Independent Students association and the Barb Activities Board for Women will take place at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dee. 6, follow ing the regular Council meeting. Under supervision of the stu dent activities committee the Council and the officers plan to discuss the ISA problem with these organization officers, was the Council decision in Wednes day's meeting. Rob Raun, Council president, explained to the lawmakers at the Council's meeting Wednes day, that the organization has constitutional right to Investi gate, analyze, evaluate, suggest and make recommendations to all campus organizations. The meeting was originally scheduled for Thursday, How ever, it was changed in order to accommodate more students who should attend the meeting. Council members presented three possibilities to be consid ered for the parking permit problem. These were that the police, service organizations on campus or the Student Council take charge of issuing parking permits. At present time the Council members are handling the job. However, the student activities committee is investigating the possibilities of having either the campus police or the service or ganizations take over the work. Suggestions Made Suggestion was also made to the Council of having the park ing permits issued during regis tration at the beginning of sem esters. This and other possibili ties will be investigated by the student activities committee. Topics to be discussed at the Big Seven Student Council con vention were presented to the . group. They include: independ ent organization, band students, migration, political parties and tradition development. Raun suggested that perhaps more traditions could be fostered similar to the Missouri bell ex change at the University. Bob Parker, Corncobs repre sentative on the Council, pre sented to the group the seating arrangements in the Coliseum for basketball games. All floor seats will be for stu dents. Reserved public seats will be in the west balcony, and gen eral public in the south balcony. The east balcony also will be for students. The faculty will sit in the west balcony in a reserved section. To Lift Bans Parker stated that all bans will be lifted on seating 15 minutes before the start - of each game. Students must be in their seats at this time or forfeit their sec tions. Discussion was held by the or ganization members on the validity of a letter received from the International Student Co operation committee which has headquarters in Moscow. The lawmakers also discussed the course of action to be taken on the new budget plan. Nothing definite was decided. Ticket Sales Begin Monday For MB Ball Tickets for the "Surprise Pack age" Mortar Board Ball will be on sale from 9 a.m. to S p.m. in both the city and Ag campus Unions Monday. Tickets for the Ball are $2.40 and spectator tickets are 50 cents. Tickets may also be pur chased from any Mortar Board or Tassel. The identity of the band, Eligible Bachelors and UMOC will not be revealed until the night of the Ball, Friday, Dec. 8. This is the first time any at tempt has been made by mem bers of the Black Masque to keep this annual affair secret. Nancy Porter, president of Mortar Board, reports that, as yet, none of the surprises that are in store for those attending the turn-about affair have been revealed. The eight Eligible Bachelors were tabbed by an all-girl cam pus election from a field of 32 candidates. Those seeking the eligibility title are Gene Gruening, Leon ard Bush, Wendell Cole, Ira Ep stein, Wayne Handshy, Bill Hen- kle, Gene Johnson and Hobe Jones. Donald Korinek' Paul Kugler, Joe McGill, Paul McKie, Bill Marbaker and Edwin Lane. Jerry Matzke, Fran Nagle, Phil Olsen, Russell Parmenter, Harold Petersen, Verl Scoit, Thorn Snyder, Dick Walsh and Clayton Yeutter. . Charles Burmeister, Bill Du gan, Ed Hussman, Frank Sim mon, Richard Buls, Aaron Schmidt and Lavone Fritson.