The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 30, 1950, Image 1

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Vol. 51 No. & 52
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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
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
Accompanying the debaters
will be Clarence Flick of the
speech department.
Pray to Erase
"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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
The winners in the 1950 com
petition were Don A. Boyd and
Glen A. Fiebig.
(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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
Nancy Noble, Kappa Alpha
Theta, is president of Pi Lambda
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
The Honorary Commandant
will be presented in accordance
with the NROTC theme.
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
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
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.
Displays Open
At Ag College
The annual Ag engineers open
house will begin at 7 p.m. to
night in the Ag Engineering
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
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
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
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
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
To Open Dec. 1
"How Can America
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
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
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
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
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
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
The eight Eligible Bachelors
were tabbed by an all-girl cam
pus election from a field of 32
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
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.