The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 04, 1950, Image 1

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    Vol. 51 No. 54
New Red
U.S. Marines
Cut-off In East
Chines reds moved eight di
visions toward the east flank of
the United Nations defense line
Saturday. Heavy losses were in
flicted on the reds when the U.S.
Fifth air force strafed the on
coming forces.
The U.S. was pushed back 40
miles along the flank of the U.N.
defense position 30 miles north
of Pyonyang.
American marines and infan
trymen, cut-off in the northeast
sector, are making slow head
way in efforts to break through
the red lines by the Changjih
reservoir and continue to go fur
ther south.
Red losses have been heavy,
said several Tenth corps officers.
In five iays more than 6,000 of
the enemy has been killed.
Infiltration is expected near
Kaechon, "where air observers
spotted 1,000 Chinese changing
from uniform to civilian clothes.
Little contact was made Fri
day along the new defense line
Which stretches west through
Sunchon, north to Pyongyang,
and southeasteward to Songchon.
General MacArthur's head
quarters have indicated no in
tention to use the atom bomb
fit present against communist
A sober attitude prevails at
General MacArthur's headquar
ters in Tokyo.
The war is uncertain, hard
find pressing on the headquarters
staff and much of the optimism
of the past is gone. Predictions
on the outcome are not being
made and speculations are few.
Political confusion involved adds
even more uncertainty to the
Indecision aids the communists
In an indirect way, but it is felt
that avoiding unnecessary loss of
lives should be done at all times.
Criticism of MacArthur has
emerged for the first time, but
it is largely unofficial.
However a shadow has fal
len on the usually airtight col
laboration of the U. S. forces
The casual factors will of course
not be known for some time, but
the realization of a crisis which
reaches out of all proportions is
In London, Prime Minister
Clement Attlee announced that
he would come to Washington to
confer with President Truman
next week. He will urge Tru
man to avoid war with China at
11 costs.
He believes that the only way
to avoid war with China is to
maintain western unity.
Cast of 600
To Present
HandeVs Work
The University School of Fine
Arts will present Handel's ora
torio, The Messiah, Sunday Dec.
10, at 3 p.m. It will be presented
In the Coliseum.
The production will be given
by a cast of 600 singers. The Uni
versity 65-piece orchestra will
accompany them. Four soloists
be featured, accompanied by the
organ and piano under the direc
tion of David Foltz. There will
be no admission charge.
Soprano Sollst
Mrs. Anna Hayden Williams
will sing the soprano solo selec
tions. Mrs. Williams has presen
ted recitals in Lag "Vegas, Nevada;
Beloit, Wisconsin; Little Rock,
Arkansas, and many other places.
For two consecutive years, 1947
and 1948, she won second place
in the voices of tomorrow contest
sponsored by the World Herald.
The alto solos will be sung by
Bonita Blanchard, a University
senior. Miss Blanchard attended
the University of South Dakota
and Huron college before coming
to Nebraska. She sang contralto
solos for the presentation of the
Messiah in 1948 by Huron col
lege choir and was in the operetta
Pirates of Pinzance, while in
school there. She is a member of
the University Singers and the
First Plymouth Congregational
church choir.
Tenor Soloist
The Messiah tenor soloist se
lections will be sung by Robert
Martell. He Is a graduate student
at the University and is major
ing in music. Before coming to
Nebraska he attended Yankton
college, University of Denver,
nnd Yale. Martell Is a member of
Phi Delta Kappa, honorary edu
cation fraternity; Phi Mu Alpha
Sinfonia, professional music fra
ternity; University singers and
the Madrigals.
Lloyd Lotspeich, University
senior majoring In music 'will
sing the baritone solos. Last spr
ing he sang for the Orchesis con
cert. Lotspeich ws also the fea
tured soloist in Elijah, presented
at the St. Paul Methodist church.
The Weather
A little -warmer todaj. with
rlali-i temperature snd piWIally
cloudy skies.
in Ev
Competition in the annual
Moot Court began Friday, Dec.
1 at 3 p.m. in the University Law
The winners were Lewis Pierce
and Leonard Hammes, losers
William Berquist and Robert
The facts presented were: The
Jones Construction company had
erected a building on the corner
of First and Main and constructed
a wooden platform outside the
regular sidewalk.
This platform was covered and
had a wooden rail between the
walking area and construction
site. There were several holes
at eye level so passers-by could
watch the work.
Eye Injury
Brown was watching the con
struction when a small piece of
concrete, coming from the opera-
Convo to Hear
NU Graduate
An honor graduate of the Uni
versity, Raymond E. Bailey, will
return to Lincoln from Detroit
Wednesday, Dec. 6 to address the
traditional College of Engineer
ing and Architecture convoca
tion. The convocation, planned to
give students a chance to hear
advice from a successful practic
ing engineer, will be held at 11
a.m. at the Stuart theater. About
1,000 students will attend.
Bailey graduated from College
of Engineering in 1939, served
with Eastman Kodak as a sales
engineer and then became as
sistant manager of a Detroit tool
company. Since 1948 he has been
president of a sales company
which specializes in the distribu
tion of tools.
He will give University stu
dents a review of ways in which
he has been able to make use
of his college training and out
line some of the present day
problems of industry. He will
be introduced by Roy M. Green,
dean of the College of Engineer
ing and Architecture.
The convocation is sponsored
annually by members of Sigma
Tau, national honorary engineer
ing society which was founded
at the University.
Sunday Talk
SaviaC f-lii,fa tt
By Art Gallery
The director of the University
art galleries announced this week
that the series of Sunday gal
lery talks will be continued.
A gallery talk was presented
Dec. 3 and was devoted to the
current exhibition of photographs,
by John Szarkowski. The speaker
was Peter Worth, assistant art
Worth has been a member of
the University's art faculty since
1949. A graduate of the Royal
college of art in London, he
specialized in design and was
later lecturer in art in Newland
Park college, Buckinghamshire,
England. He has exhibited
paintings, drawings and sculp
ture in various local exhibitions
and at the San Francisco mu
seum of art, and the Nelson gal
lery at Kansas City.
Worth's talk Sunday concerned
an analysis of the various points
of view affecting creative pho
tography today, and was illus
trated by examples chosen from
the exhibition.
The talks are to be continued
through Sunday, Dec. 10, in re
sponse to favorable and growing
public interest.
The University art galleries in
Morrill hall ere open from 2 un
til S p.m. There is no admis
sion charge.
Varied Campus
Represent Student Activities
In practically every college of
the University today, at least
two honorary fraternities or sor
orities represent student activi
ties. No doubt Phi Beta Kappa is the
honorary most familiar to every
one, but It is by no means the
only one. Such organizations as
Mortar Board Hnd Innocents are
national honoraries for activity
minded students -who work hard.
Although each honorary has
Its own set of standards for ad
mittance, scholastic ability is the
most important element con
cerned. For instance PBK's are chosen
from the upper tenth or sixth of
the graduating students in Arts
and Science.
Other honoraries and their re
quirements are:
Alpha Omega Alpha fourth
year medical students in the up
per sixth of the class.
Beta Gamma Sigma Biz Ad
grads ih the upper ten per cent
of the class.
Sigma Tuu Junior and senior
engineering students in the up
per th'rd of the class.
Alpha Lambda Del
Alpha Lambda Delta Schol
astic honorary for freshman girls.
Tri K An honorary for agron
omy students with an 80 or above
Listed below are other divis
ional honoraries on this campus:
Alpha Kappa Psi Business
Administration honorary; Delta
Sigma Delta and Xi Psi Phi, na
3 F w
tion of the steam shovel, flew
through one of these holes and
struck him in the eye.
Brown lost the sight of his
eye and sued the Jones Con
struction company for $5,000.
In an effort to prove they were
not negligent, the Jones Con
struction company offered as
evidence the fact that in the last
twenty years, in which an iden
tical platform had been used,
there was not a single accident
such as this.
They also attempted to show
that their employees and steam
shovel operator had always been
very careful.
Evidence Refused
The lower court refused to
consider this evidence and al
lowed Brown to recover the
$5,000. Jones Construction com
pany then appealed to the Su
preme Court of Allen claiming
that the lower court should have
considered the evidence which it
Hammes and Pierce argued
successfully that the case was
correctly acted upon in lower
courts. The appellants, Scoville
and Berquist acted as attorneys
for the company.
Trial judges were C. E. Bar
ney, W. K. Dalton and C. H.
Flansburg, Lincoln lawyers.
Pierce and Hammes will now
compete against Robert Moodie
and G. E. Stahl for the finals
next spring at the state capitol.
Prof. James Lake, director of
the event, announced.
Competition of upperclassmen
law students will begin on Dec.
5 and continue throughout the
Freshmen pairings are sched
uled to begin Dec. 5 and end Dec.
19. Senior law students will
judge the men.
The Moot Court is under the
direction of Prof. Lake and a
board of student advisors headed
by Robert Moodie, senior law
Mile. Names
NU Coeds
To Style Board
Ses'en university students have
been appointed by Mademoiselle
to represent this campus on the
magazine's College Board.
Joan Peden '52, Jean Fenster
'51, Joan Krueger '53, Juanlta
: Rediger '52, Mary Lou Kostal '51,
lElizabeth Slaughter '51, and Jo
Ann Lisher '51 are among the
700 appointees who competed
this year with students from col
leges all over the country for po
sitions on the "Board, according
to Mademoiselle.
They will report .on campus
news, fads, and fashions during
the college year. In addition they
will complete three magazine as
signments in competition for one
of . twenty Guest editorships, to
be awarded by the magazine next
The guest editors, who are
chosen from the College Board
on the basis of these three as
signments, will be awarded a lour
weeks trip to New York City in
June to help write and edit
Mademoiselle's 1951 August Col
lege issue. They will be paid
round-trip transportation plus a
regular salary for their work.
While in New York City, each
guest editor will take part in a
full calendar of activities de
signed to give her a head start
in her work. A battery of voca
tional tests to help her crystallize
her interests and job goals will be
She will also interview a cele
brity in her chosen field to get
advice on the education and
training needed and on proce
dures for getting a job, besides
taking field trips to newspaper
offices, fashion workrooms, ra
dio stations, stores, advertising
agencies and printing plants.
tional dental honoraries; Delta
Theta Phi, national low honor
ary; Alpha Epislon Rho, radio
broadcasting honorary; Delta
Sigma Rho, forensic honorary;
Phi Alpha Delta, nationul law
Sigma Xi honorary science
fraternity; Alpa Zeta, agricul
tural honorary; Block and Bridle,
honorary for animal husbandry
students; Phi Upsilon Omicron
and Omicron Nu, home econom
ics honoraries.
Delta Omicron
Delta Omicron, national sor
ority for music majors; Gamma
Lambda, honorary for band mem
bers; Sigma Alpha Iota, national
sorority for music majors; Sin
fonia, national fraternity for
music majors; Mu Phi Epsilon,
music sorority for Juniors and
Eta Kappa Nu, honorary for
juniors and seniors in electrical
engineering Pi Tau Sigma, na
tional honorary for mechanical
engineers; Kuppa Alpha Mu,
honorary for photography stu
dents and enthusiasts; Delta Phi
Delta, honorary for art majors.
Phi Chi Theta, honorary sor
ority for Biz Ad students: Theta
Sigma Phi, sorority for Journal
ism majors; Sigma Delta Chi,
fraternity for journalism majors;
Theta Nu, honorary fraternity;
Pi Mu Epsilon, honorary for
math students who have made
special achievement; Pi Lambda
Theta, honorary sorority for
women in the field of education.
To Follow
New Plan
Cobs to 'Police'
Basketball Game
A new system aimed at af
fording enforcement of the new
Coliseum seating regulations for
basketball games will go into
effect Monday night when Husk
er cagers meet Northwest Mis
souri Teachers in the first home
The plan is a follow-up on the
the recent move allotting stu
dents nearly the entire east side
of the Coliseum bleachers and
"Policing" by members of
Corncobs will take place at all
games in order to protect stu
dent and faculty seating re
serving the respective seating
sections until 15 minutes before
game time.
The new set-up has been
planned to eliminate any con
fusion. Faculty members Will
enter the Coliseum through the
lone door on the east side of the
building. Students will use three
specially-designated entr a n c e s
on the south side of the build
ing. Through Arch
Students with passes band
members, N club members, and
concession' workers will enter
the door on the far left on the
south side. From there, they
will walk through the arch di
rectly m front to their seats.
The general public and re
served public will enter through
separate doors. The whole new
system will channel the fans to
their seats with more orderli
ness. The faculty will occupy sec
tions F, G and H in the balcony.
They will be directed by the
"policers" to their correct seats.
Students will occupy the re-
! mainmg part of the east bal
j cony, as well as the bleachers
I No 'Protection'
I However, attenders are
warned that the sections will be
i policed only until 15 minutes
J before game time. After that,
j students and faculty have no
; ,- .,:jj
ting in sections provided.
1 Doors will open at 6 p.m. if a
game is scheduled at 7:30 p.m.
That means, that policing will
be offered between 6 ano 7:15
P-m. . . ....
The action to keep all students
in a solid block was inaugurated
earlier this semester by Student
Council, in co-operation with the
athletic business department.
The main purpose of the plan is
to promote more spirit among
student fans and provide better
sea'ting for students.
Formerly, students were often
sitting in many separate groups,
consequently making it more dif
ficult to have a powerful cheer
ing section.
Modern Dance
Clubs to Give
Holiday Show
Orchesis and Pre-Orchesis,
modern dance clubs of the Uni
versity, will present their an
nual Christmas program Wed
nesday evening, Dec. 13, in
Grant Memorial hall. The pro
gram begins at 8 p.m.
Tickets for the occasion are
now on 6ale in Grant Memorial,
Walts Music Store, or from any
Orchesis or Pre-Orchesis mem
ber. The price is 50 cents.
The program will include the
three dances picked from those
presented in dance intramurals.
The winners of the competition
were Pi Beta Phi. Delta Gamma,
and Towne Club.
French Story
Pre-Orchesis chose as their
number "Twelve Days 'Til
Christmas." The story is taken
from the "Juggler of Notre
Dame.", "The peasants dance
and make merry for it is again
Christmas time. According to an
old French folk legend, a wooden
statue of the Madonna stands in
the Cathedral of Notre Dame.
Every year the grey-robed
monks lay their most precious
gift at her feet. For the most
perfect gift she would raise her
hand in blessing. A poor juggler
creeps to her feet fearfully.
What gift has he to offer? Un
consciously he begins to juggle
and in his excitement doffs his
cap, holding it to her for a
penny. Realizing the sacrilege,
he crumples. He decides that to
be forgiven he must do superbly
the one thing he can do, juggle.
Exhausted, he dies at her feet
as the Madonna stretches her
arm in blessing."
Pioneer Club
Thig Is the club's 24th active
year on the campus. The Uni
versity was one of the pioneers
in the field of modern dance for
it has been included in the edu
cational program for more than
35 years.
Orchesis, is sponsored by
Helen Troy Martin, and has 16
active members. Shirley Sidles
Is the president of the organiza
tion. Pre-orchesis is sponsored by
Mrs. Lois Weaver. Its president
is Shirley Ruff. It has a mem
bership of 35.
Rtudent basketball ticket
sales have been extended to
Monday, Dee. 4. The price Is
3. "Grace" days for persons
falling: to purchase tickets to
day 'will be Dec. 13 and
Jan. 2.
j'.' '"''
HONORARY COMMANDANT Eileen Derieg, College of Agri
culture senior, is the 1950-51 Honorary Commandant. She was
presented Saturday evening at the traditional Military Ball. Miss
Derieg wore a cream-colored military style suit with a scarlet
and cream cape. On her overseas cap is the newly-designed in
signia representative of the three branches of military service,
which was presented to the Honorary Commandant this year for
the first time.
Girls Ask Men
Affair, Mortar
Some people think that the
Mortar Board Ball is an out-
growth of the Sadie Hawkins
day, creation of the cartoonist,
Al Capp. Actually it is an inven-
tion dt our own Mortar Boards.
It seems that in the days of
yore, before the discovery of the
Toni home permanent, girls had
the choice of becoming either
activity women or going out with
men occasionally.
So, rather than engender bad
feelings they decided to look up
some men. It was on the fourth
floor of the Union that the Mor
tar Board Ball originated.
Then came the war and with
'51 Directories
Out In 3 Weeks
Helen Vitek, editor of the Stu
dent Directory for the '51 issue,
reports that the publication will
be released before Christmas.
This year's Directory is ex
pected to be larger than the pre
vious edition and contain more
information valuable to students.
Members of the staff are:
Jayne Wade and Betty Stratten,
student lists; Nancy Benjamin,
proof reader; Louis Million, or
ganization; Jan Lindquist, busi
ness manager; Dick Ford, sales;
Dory Kennedy, advertising.
Information that may be ob
tained in the Directory includes:
Student and faculty listings, their
phone numbers and place of resi
dence; various departments in
the University, the department
heads and their offices on cam
pus; business concerns around
Lincoln and miscellaneous items.
Publication of the Directory is
sponsoreu by the University
Cornhusker Needs
KU Migration Photos
Attention students. The 3951
Cornhusker urgently needs pic
tures -of this year's migration to
They will pay for any pictures
they can use. Bring them in to
the Cornhusker office as soon as
High Bidders at AUF Auction
To Receive Items, Services
,Who -will reign as Queen at
the third annual AUF auction,
Wednesday, Dec. 6?
Only the students themselves
will be able to decide. Each per
son In attendance may cast one
vote for his choice out of the
field of six finalists.
The finalists who were re
cently selected by AUF board
members are Julie -Johnson, Dee
Irwin, Elizabeth Gass, Marilyn
Vingers, Poochie Rediger and
Joan Hanson,
Tickets to the auction will be
sold for 25 cents. Each ticket
will serve as a bullot.
Special Ceremony
A special ceremony Avill
honor the new queen. This will
serve as the highlight of the
The auction will be held at
the Union ballroom from 7:30 to
10:30 p.m. Dr. Curtis Elliot, pro
fessor of economics, will serve
as auctioneer. He will vie with
some professional auctioneer
from Lincoln.
Items on sale include many
at Turnabout
Board Ball
an inadequate supply of eligible
I men it "'as decided that a guide
! ff
; tney -managed to corner eight
i men so the traditional eight
j Eligible Bachelors presentation
UMOC Added
This year, the UMOC has been
added. Some male will be able
to tell his grandchildren he was
the ugliest man on campus in
Many surprises are in store
for those going to the Ball. The
wearers of the black masque will
give no inkling as to which band
has been engaged for the eve
ning. Even the Crib is following up
the "surprise" idea by featuring
a special "Mortar Board Surprise
sundae" this week.
Those of you who haven't had
the word yet better race out and
get a man and a ticket to the
Ball from any Tassel or Mortar
i Board.
Expensive Proposition
The lfctter will be much easier
to get for it will cost only $2.40.
Getting a date might -cost any
where from the price of some
sprint shoes to many long and
sleepless nights thinking of
someone to take to the Ball, Fri
day, Dec, 8.
Now is the 'time for all smart
coeds to come to the aid of their
dates. Or in other words this is
to advise the ladies of the cam
pus to start looking around for
a male specimen to take to the
Mortar Board Ball which is a
Sadie Hawkins affair via Lin
coln way.
Only Five Shopping: Days
Only five more shopping
days life to find a date for the
ball so if you're one of those
slow coeds, you'd better get on
the ball if you want to go to
the Bull.
Consider the days before this
turn-about affair as open hunt
ing season until you've gotten
your limit (one male to every
go-getter, please).
Tickets for the "Surprise
Package" Mortar Board Bull will
be on sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in both the city and Ag campus
articles and many people who
will be asked to perform sundry
services for their buyers the
highest bidders.
Last year, $150 was paid for
The Daily Nebraskan. The serv
ices of TNE also were purchased.
Sorority pledges -were sold to
fraternities Hnd 'ne sly student
purchased for himself a page
spread in Corn Shucks,
Blood and Flesh
Even baby-sitting services
were sold as -well as pints of
blood and pounds of flesh from
Innocents. Finally the auctioneer
was asked to sell his own serv
ices as CHr washer, diaper -washer
and Santa Glaus.
Another type of entertulnment
will be provided during a twenty
minute Intermission. Four skits
will be given at that time. This
is the first time that extra en
tertainment has been offered at
the auction.
Kappa Kbppb Gamma actresses
will present "On a Sunduy by a
Sea," which was given In a
Union skit show recently.
Monday, December 4, 1950
Reigns At
Eileen Derieg stepped from a
landing barge on the Coliseum
stage at the 38lh annual Military
Ball Saturday to be named 1950
51 Honorary Commandant of the
University ROTC.
Presentation of Miss Derieg, a
20-year-old brown-haired, blue
eyed senior, highlighted the ball,
which is the opening event of the
formal social season on the cam
pus. The 1950-51 Commandant
is studying hospital dietetics in
the College of Agriculture, where
she is a member of Phi Upsilon
Omicron and Omicron Nu, home
economics honorary societies, and
the Home Ec club. She belongs
to Chi Omega.
From Six Finalists
Miss Derieg was chosen by the
members of the Candidate Offi
cers Association from six senior
finalists nominated in an all
school election. Other finalists
were Shirley Allen, Janet Carr,
Virginia Koch, Nancy Noble and
Susan Reed.
The program, witnessed by
hundreds of students and towns
people, began with a half hour
concert by the University ROTC
band, directed by Prof, Don
Lentz. Then the Pershing Rifles
crack squad, composed of out
standing underclassmen, put on
a special manual of arms drill.
A sabre guard entered, fol
lowed by the seniors of the Can
didate Officers Association and
their ladies. The curtains on the
Coliseum stage opened to show
a landing barge. As the front
dropped down, Miss Derieg,
wearing a scarlet and cream military-style
suit and overseas cap,
was spotlighted. On her cap she
wore a specially designed com
mandant's insignia representative
of the three branches of military
Arch of Sabres
She was joined on the stage
by Robert Phelps, president of
the Candidate Officers Associa-
a tion, who presented her with a
, bouquet and sorted her through
the arch of sabres to the south
Miss Derieg was saluted by Stu
dent Captain Richard F. Rock
well, Navy; Cadet Colonel George
S. McQueen, Air Force; and Ca
det Colonel James M. Wroth,
Miss Derieg and Phelps then
returned to the stage to review
the Grand March, in which sen
ior cadet officers took part. Fol
lowing this was a special waltz
for the Honorary Commandant
and the president of the CO A
and another for the senior offi
cers and their ladies.
Following the presentation of
the Honorary Commandant, stu
dents attending the first formal
of the winter season danced to
the music of the piano stylist
Frankie Carle and his orchestra.
Guests of honor included; Brig.
Gen. Guy N. Henninger, com
mander of the Nebraska National
Guard; Dean and Mrs. Carl W.
Borgmann; Col. and Mrs. James
H. Workman, Lt. Col. and Mrs.
Alex J. Jamieson; Capt. and Mrs.
T. A. Donovun, USN; Capt and
Mrs. V. R. Sinclair, USN; Capt
and Mrs. A. E. Loomis, USN; Lt.
Col. and Mrs. E. V. Finn.
Col. and Mrs. C. J. Frankfor
ter; Dr. and Mrs. -G. W. Rosen
lof; Dr. and Mrs. T. J. Thompson;
Miss Marjorie Johnston, dean of
women; Mr. and Mrs John K.
Selleck; Lt. Col. and Mrs. C W.
Ackerson; Lt. Col. and Mrs. W.
R. King; Capt. and Mrs. John W.
Davis; Capt .and Mrs. -John B.
Bizad Banquet
Ticket Sales
Remain Open
Gold Keys will be presented to
the ten 1949-1950 freshmen with
the highest scholastic averages
at the 26th annual Business Ad
ministration banquet, Tuesduy,
Dec. 5 In the Union ballroom at
6:30 p.m.
The main speaker at the ban
quet will be Burnham Yates,
Lincoln banker.
William Cold Prize keys will
be given to the freshmen with the
highest scholastic averages by
Nuthan Cold, Lincoln merchant,
in memory of his father.
Three Business Administra
tion honoraries, Delta SiEma Pi,
Alpha Kuppa Psi and Phi Chi
Theta, Hre sponsoring the tan
quet. Yutef is a director of the Lin
coln Cnumber of Commerce and
Lincoln Community cheat. He
hus served as chairman of the
Lincoln Community -chest. He has
served as chairman the Lin
coln district committee of the Boy
Scouts of America.
After graduation from Lincoln
high school, the Uncoln bank
president , attended Phillips Ex
eter academy and the University
for one year. He -was graduated
from Stanford university In 1B33
and is a World War II veteran.
Tickets for tile bunquot ure on
sale at booths In the Union and
booths on the second and third
floors -of Social Science bulldm
t Ball