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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Thursday, December 14, 1950
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A Different View . . .
A student has written a letter to The Daily Nebraskan
advancing a program which is designed "to answer the of
ten repeated question of 'What can I do about the world
situation?'" Unfortunately, the letter could not be pub
lished because the student failed to sign his name and thus
was denied the privilege of publication by the Rag Letterip
But the content of the letter was interesting, just a
little puzzling and definitely a different view of the world
situation. The writer presented three points:
1. "The proper representatives of the students request
the Red Cross Bloodmobile to come to our campus.
2. "Each student and faculty member seriously con
sider making a donation if he agrees with the program.
3. "Request that half of the blood be used for our own
troops, half to be sent to our brother human beings in
North Korea, the soldiers who are dying there, just like
our own men, and who could be saved if they had blood."
The letter went on to say that this program would
prove to ourselves and to the citizens of the communist
world that we believe in the principles of fellowship to all
There are two possibilties of the beliefs of this writer.
One is that he or she is communistic and is using The Daily
Nebraskan as a means to exploit those views. Yet, because
we cannot conceive a person with communist tendencies
on the campus, we prefer to believe the writer is assuming
a humanitarian view, a concept of the situation that is ex
tremely rare among present thinking circles.
But we cannot go along with the program in either
case. Reasons against the first posibility are obvious. As to
the second, it is hard for us to observe the present conflicts
from the other person's point of view. Even though it is
a humanitarian feeling, and expressions of such beliefs
might mean eventual peace to the world, we cannot bring
ourselves to split our efforts between two parties, one our
friends and the other our enemies. The writer may be
ahead of the present world several years in bringing a so
lution to peace. But we cannot see what the plan will ac
complish when countless other expressions of humani
tarism during the past years have filed to stop the spread
of Russian conquest.
There will have to be some other plan presented which
will answer the question, "What can I do about the world
Of Mechanisms ...
News item A mechanical heart is ready for trial on
It's true. Dr. Charles B. Bailey, heart surgeon at
Hahnemann hospital in Philadelphia, has already used the
mechanical heart sucessfully on lower order animals.
This is good news. The new contraption should save
lives. But why should the life-saving qualities of the me
chanical heart be restricted to medical use ?
Our scientists have already developed giant electronic
brains capable of solving complex mathematical problems.
In addition, they have devised mechanical robots with near
At present, military conscription is forcing its way into
the lives of millions of American youths. It 'seems the world
is either in or about to sink into World War III.
Now this is a costly business especially in lives. Com
bat soldiers have a limited life expectancy and the war
damage to minds and bodies is sometimes worse than
To prevent this human cost, why not arrange matters
so that machines could take the rap ? Why not put the new
brains, hearts, and robots into combat soldier form? By
uniting mechanical minds, hearts, and bodies, regimenting
them, training them, we could send our machines off to
war and let them kill and be killed, maim and be maimed.
On the other hand, the suggestion might not be feas
ible. Perhaps our machines would think the idea somewhat
ludicrous. Perhaps they would turn on us.
After all, even machines have a proverb 'To err is
human." Reprinted from Colorado Silver and Gold.
6 International Holiday9 Theme
Of Union Christmas Party
The Union's annual open house
will be held Saturday, Dec. 16
Jrom 8 p.m. until midnight to
celebrate the yuletide season.
The theme for this year's
Christmas party is "International
Christmas" and the entire Union
will be decorated in accordance
with the theme.
From 900 to 1,000 people are
expected to attend this Union
There will be some sort of
entertainment furnished in al
most every room in the Union.
Aaron Schmidt's combo will
furnish the music for dancing
in the ballroom from 9 p.m. un
til midnight. During the inter
mission, Alpha Epsilon Rho, na
tional radio honorary will give
Cosmpolitan club will be re
iponsible for a style show; the
members will wear their native
Cech and Adducl
Senry Cech and Nick Adduci
be masters of ceremony.
In Parlors ABC punch and a
Juke box will be the main fea
tures. The cartoons, "The Night
Before Christmas," "Snow Time,"
and "Christmas Trees" will be
ihowa in Room '313.
The cafeteria will feature
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wSit Editor! Norma Chnblmrk, e.rry Warren
Ktwi Editors - Joan Kruegar, Kent Atell, Betty Ilea Weaver,
Glenn Bosenqulst. Tom Klsche
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Am. Snorts Editor............... Jim Knstal
!' Editor rry Bailey
Af RcSltsw Bel Menserstnlth
sy Editor ..........,...., , Joan Van Valkenburg
t Mwcratpirar ... Bod Kiggs
Ifmltmrn Manager Ted Bandolph
A" Kininens Managers ......... jack Cohen, Chock Burmelster, Bob Relrhenbach
Cifntatfon Mitnawer Al BlPininK
bight Mewi itiiHir Tom Rlsehe
bingo from 8 to 11 p.m., and
prizes will be given to the win
ners. KariDa Aloha Mu. honorary
photography fraternity, will be f
responsible for an photograph
exhibit in the Game room.
Delta Phi Delta, art honorary,
will be selling Christmas cards at
a booth in the lobby. Samples
are now on display in the Union
Punch and Brownies
In the lounge, punch and
brownies will be served all eve
ning. Ralph Hanneman will be
playing Christmas carols on the
organ all evening.
The Union choir, composed of
Union employees, will sing
throughout the evening. At 11
p.m. a mass carol singing will
take place in the lobby.
Throughout the evening, Santa
will tour the halls of the Union
distributing candy to all.
Everyone is invited to attend
the annual Union Christmas
The committee for this spec
ial event is composed of: Chuck
Widmaier, sponsor; Thorn Sny
der, chairman; and Mary Pitter
man, Betty Stratton, Helen Vitek,
Ralph Hanneman, Joan Osten
berg, Lorraine Westfall and
faculty of the University but members 0 ,
personally responsible (or what they say
Novelties Rate High
As Christmas Gifts
By Bev Haffan
"I just don't know what to get
him," or "women are so hard to
These exclamations can be
heard in every house on campus
this time of year.
Actually Christmas gifts aren't
hard to find. You can forget
yourself and buy gifts that most
people would never buy for
themselves, or be the practical
type and give something useful.
By Art Epstlen
The most unique show that has
ever been aired over your Uni
versity's radio station, KNU, can
be heard every Thursday at 4:08
p. m. The most novel item of this
show is its
mustn't be de
ceived by the
fact that the
program is so
short in life.
is an action
This newscast has the latest re
leases from AP wires, so that
the listeners can be kept tbreast
on all the latest information on
the sports of the nation. It is the
idea of the authors of "Sport
folio" not only to keep the listen
er in touch with the happenings
in the world of sports on the Ne
braska campus, but also the
sports events of the other col
leges of the land.
Jim and Wayne also interview,
during their atomic filled seven
minutes of broadcasting, famous
men in the campus sports. To
day's guest athlete will be "Mr.
Touchdown" himself, Bobby Rey
nolds. The men will discuss
Bobby's recent trip to New York,
and his forthcoming trip to the
Rose Bowl game.
So if you want to hear the
seven best minutes in radio, listen
to "Sportsfolio" every Thursday
afternoon at 4:08 over the Uni
versity radio station, KNU.
"Meridian 7-1212," by Irving
Reis, is this week's "Author's
Of The Ages" presentation. The
star of the drama is Twila
Walker. The story evolves around
the idea that two magazine writ
ers strike upon for a novel twist
for an article. Meridian 7-1212
is the number that the people of
New York City call to obtain the
correct time of day.
The story has several sub
plots. The operator, Miss Walker,
who answers the phone has a
brother who is to be executed at
the stroke of midnight for a
crime that he did not commit.
Every time that she gives the
time she realizes that her brother
is going closer to death. Another
plot in the script, to bring in a
bit of humor, is the part of the
two Englishmen in a London
pub. The gentlemen in question
have an argument as to the cor
rect time in New York. A call is
put through to Meridian 7-1212,
but not until the two players do
a convincing job of putting across
the idea that they are both drunk.
Getting back to the drama side
of the play, a man uses the phone
service to prove that he has
suicide before the
clock chimes midnight.
Hear "Meridian 7-1212" tonight
over KFOR at 9:05. However if
you do not have the good fortune
to hear "Authors" on Thursday
night, you can hear it next Mon
day over KNU.
That's all, Paul.
"What is the most effective
grading system for college
level?" This question was re
cently asked 42 members of a
freshman English class at the
Wisconsin State Teachers college
An honors, pass, and fail sys
tem, known as the HPF system,
was selected as best by the stu
dents. Several felt that the sys
tem allowed the student to do
his best work without worrying
about' a grade.
Tiey said that as a result stu
dents would try to get more than
though the system avoids close
discrimination, h is ciose enuuKn
to give the student an idea of
The letter system is now in use
at the college. It was given the
second position by students who
stated that it is the most easily
understood system, since it puts
all students in one of five
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Hofstra college in Hempstead,
N. Y., has a plan which gives
college men incentive to use to
good purpose time that might be
lost while waiting for a draft
After five weeks' attendance
in regular courses which nor
mally run 15 weeks, the student
who is drafted into the army will
receive one-third the credit
which he would normally earn
with satisfactory marks.
A proportionate amount of tui
tion would be refunded. Two
thirds of the course's maximum
credit will be given at the end
of 10 weeks' attendance.
The stores are stocked to ca
pacity ,and browsing around will
give you a wealth of ideas.
For example, on Miller's first
floor you're sure to find some
thing for your steady or your
There are gay colored scarfs
that any gal would welcome. If
you want something extra nice
for your girl there are beautiful
bronze, gold or silver accessorides
that might make her plant a
big kiss on your cheek.
Hov's have the kind of cash
mere sweaters that make any girl
If your fella never can find his
matches a cigaret lighter is the
answer to his and your questions.
Have your names engraved on it
and every time he lights a cigaret
he'll think of you.
Before you start knitting like
mad during these next few days
remember that argyles never
seem to get finished on time. Why
not take advantage of Magee's
argyles? They won't have as
many mistakes in them either.
So you can't make up your
mind whether to give your fella
a lighter or a useful pencil. Strike
the happy medium and give him
both! Yes, a Ronson penciliter.
With chromium-plated tips they
come in ebony, burgundy and
Remember girls, fellas alio like
cashmere sweaters. Magee's have
a nice selection and wi.l give
you all the help you need to select
the right size and shade.
For parents it's nice to buy a
combined gift. A gift for the
home would be appropriate. If
you want something separate,
how about a new pipe' for dad
and a nice piece of jewelry for
Now for your roommate. Be
sure to get something that you
would like too. Make it your style
of tie or the kind of purss you've
wantted for a long time and
maybe you can borrow it.
Christmas gifts don't have to
be expensive. Give them some
consideration and be sure to catch
all the hints that are i dropped
this time of year. Bu( always
remember that the gift doesn't
count as much as the person who
gives it and that's you!
Dr. Dobby ,
Dr. E. H. G. Dobby, - noted
British geographer, will speak
at a convocation in LovejLibrary
auditorium, 10 a.m. Friday.
Dr. Dobby has been visiting
professor at Yale university dur
ing the fall semester. He Is a pro
fessor of geography at Raffles
Discussion topic at thf' convo
cation will be the current eco
nomic and political situation in
Dr. Dobby did much os his
early research work in the Li
berian peninsula and became as
sociated with Raffles college in
the late 1930's. During the war
he did monitoring service for the
British Ministry of Information,
doing work for the British
Foreign office towards . the end
of the war. '
Helps in Development
In 1946 he returned to Raffles
college and became active in its
development as a university.
Dr. Dobby has published a
number or articles oi Malaya.
His book, "Southeast Asia," now
is being published by the Uni
versity of London press.
An informal tea wip be held
for Dr. Dobby, Friday-at 4 p.m.,
in the Geography building. At
this time he will show slides of
his work and speak on geo
graphical .research in southeast
At 9 a.m., Friday, a press con
ference will be held ' for Dr.
Dobby in the faculty lounge of
The plans for Dr. Dobby in
clude lectures for student groups,
clubs and other groups on the
general situation in southeast
Asia; discussing before seminars ,
or meetings of professional geo
graphers some of the problems
and accomplishments of geo
graphic research in southeast
Asia and discussing with profes
sional persons the general field
of southeast Asia studies.
These plans pertain to, Dr.
Dobby's over-all tour, not just
to his appearance on the Uni
The Cardinal, newspaper at
the University of Louisville, has
made a move intended to keep
campus elections from being
nothing but popularity contests.
Each of the eleven candidates
who turned in their petitions for
election to the arts and sciences
student council before the Car
dinal deadline were asked ques-
r,ofom!n n tKoin miolifi.
tl0r?S Pe"alnlng ,t0 e,r QUaim-
cations and their ideas on the
council and elections on campus.
In an editorial which ran the
same day questionnaire results
were published, the editor said:
"In the last few years, we have
seen a council elected by foolish
antics, large campaign funds and
organizations whose members
vote for their candidate whether
or not he is best qualified.
We are hoping that the stu
dents who have not .decided
where to place their vote will
consider carefully the qualifica
tions of each candidate and se
lect a council that is strong, con
scientious and aware of campus
problems and situations."
By Joan VanValkenbertr
Cheese, not chocolates, was
passed to the Alpha Chi's Mon
The tangy treat announced the
pinning of Jean Steven and Sid
McVicker. McVicker, president
of Phi Delta Theta, and brothers
came over after dinner.
Bunny Bradley's sisters in
Alpha Xi showered her Monday
evening the wet kind, that is.
Jerry Ewing honored Bunny by
giving her his most tieasured
possession, his Boy Scout pin.
Ewing is a TKE.
Jan ZIomke received a ring
from Vera McKinsey after chap
ter meeting Monday night.
Their pinning was announced
a few weeks ago at the Kappa
Delta house. The couple plan a
A pledge passed candv at tho
Chi Omega house to the surarise
of the active chapter. Becky
rugioi announced her n nninc tn
Roeder is a sophomore member
of Delta Tau Delta. Miss Fuglei
is a freshman. Both are from
Omaha and have gone together
for several years.
Wrapped up like a Christmas
present, chocolates were brought
out at the Delta Gamma house
along with a Christmas card.
The holiday package an
nounced the pinning of another
pair of high school sweethearts,
Dee Riddell and Don Bradley.
Both are sophomores. Bradley
is a member of SAE. Both are
A real party weekend is ahead
for the campus. The Phi Kappa
Psi's are holding their annual
Candlelight dinner dance at the
Lincoln hotel ballroom Friday.
The formal is an open party and
begins at 9 p.m. Music is by
At Cotner Terrace the Phi Delt
annual Christmas formal will be
held. -Johnny Cox will play for
the closed fraternity dance.
Another formal party Friday
night is the Delta Gamma dance.
It will be held in the Cornhusker
ballroom from 9 to 12 p.m.
A gay and different event on
the social calendar Friday night
is the Kappa Sig ice skating par
ty. After skating at Sawyer
Snell Park the couples will have
hot chocolate and cookies at the
In place of an hour dance this
year the Chi Omega's and Kappa
Sigma's are having a social cof
fee hour from 4 to 6 p. m. Fri
day. A skit and other entertain
ment will be furnished by the
Chi O's. The Kappa Sig's are
bringing their special fraternity
Their annual Rose ball will be
given Saturday by the Pi Kappa
Phi's. It will be in the Terrace
room of the Lincoln hotel. Dress
A closed Christmas party will
be held at the D-U house Sat
urday night. The pledges are
giving it for the actives and their
dates. There will be a grab bag
of Christmas gifts.
Chi Omega also is having their
Christmas dance Saturday night.
The formal is a closed party held
at the sorority house.
Two annual sweetheart din
ners will be given Sunday eve
ning. The Kappa Sig's will be at 5
p.m. and the DU's will begin at
6 p. m. The DU dinner is given
for the actives by the alums.
A red wax Santa boot was sent
to all houses as an invitation to
the Delta Chi Christmas capers.
The informal Saturday eve
ning dance will begin at 8:30
Nancy Weir revealed her two
week old pinning to Jack War
ren, Delta Tau Delta, Monday at
the Gamma Phi Beta candlelight
Besides the Delt aggregation,
Dean Marjorie Johnston, Mary
Augustine, Helen Snyder and
Madeline Girard were present
for the pinning ceremony. They
had been guests of the Gamma
Phi's at the dinner.
The Theta Xi pledges are
sponsoring their annual party
Saturday night. Pledges will plan
and make all decorations for the
party, the theme of which will
be "New Year's."
Those in attendance will wel
come in the new year at 11 p. m.,
complete with noise makers.
Candy and cigars were passed
at the Pi Phi and Beta houses
Monday night by Loraine and
Ray Louck and Priscilla Jones
and Jack Greer.
For Students and Faculty
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mond A. MrConnell, Jr., which
sells for S2.7S.
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Little Man On Campus
"I was chosen to play Santa for our sorority an' I'm just waiting
'till they all get to bed. Who are you going to play Santa for?"
Rhodes Winner Compares
Day's Wait to 'Loopo' Ride
'The actual process of waiting
all day was more like spending
eight hours in a loopo plane,"
commented Eugene Lushei when
he was asked about the day of
interviewing for the Rhodes
scholarship at Des Moines last
Lushei, a graduate student of
philosophy at the University, was
one of the four students selected
from the mid-western region to
receive a grant of two years
study at Oxford university in
England. Every year 32 students
representing eight regions in the
United States are given these
The steps which Luschei and
all candidates have to go through
before the final test were des
cribed by the Nebraska recipient.
There were three competitions in
which he had to participate: the
University, the state and the mid
Two candidates were chosen
to represent each state in the
final meet. They included Kan
sas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and
In each of the competitions the
candidates had oral interviews
with special committees who had
in mind their specials interests,
activities, recommendations and
transcript. The questions Luschei
was asked were not academic but
rather ones designed to gain their
ideas on certain subjects.
The graduate student was
asked: What do you intend to do
in the future?; and what do you
think of the Korean war? He also
was quized on his political view
points, but his opinions and
predjudices were not taken into
This line of questioning was
aimed at revealing whether he
Y.M.C.A. All who paid mem
bership fees but haven't picked
up their blue membership cards
should do so immediately. Cards
will be needed in January
Theta Siema Phi meets Friday
aot 5 p.m. in Ellen Smith hall.
Co-ed Follies scripts due.
MAIN FEATURES START
VARSITY: "Edge of Doom,"
1:00, 3:12, 5:24, 7:36, 9:48.
STATE: "Jungle Stampede,"
2:59, 5:58, 8:57. "So Young, So
Bad," 1:00, 3:59, 6:58, 9:57.
HUSKER: "The Petty Girl,"
2:58, 6:23, 9:48. "In a Lonely
Place," 1:20, 4:45, 8:10.
Elective Cre-dit for University
Students, Day and Evening
classes. Second semester sched
ules ready. COTNER COLLEGE.
1237 R 3513 Holdrege
You will see.
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thought and had ideas about
Luschei, a native of Lincoln,
was graduated from Northeast
high school and graduated from
the University in the summer of
1949. In his under-graduate days
he majored in math and physics.
He is now studying philosophy.
At Oxford he hopes to take more
physics and some phychology.
The other finalists in this re
gion are: George Mohr, Luther
college, Decorah, la.,; Robert
Shepard, University of Iowa; and
Robert Shay, St. Louis, a Yale
The 32 Rhodes scholars will
sail for England in a group some
time in September, 1951. Actual
classes at Oxford will begin Oct.
Luschei said he does not know
whether he can go since he be
lieves he will be in the army by
this summer. If this happens, he
believes his scholarship can be
The committee representing the
University were: Howell Good,
Omaha: Henry Gunderson Fre
mont; Nathan Blumberg, Univer
sity assistant professor of Jour
nalism; and Edmund O. Belsheim,
dean of the University Law col
lege. SPECIAL ADDED
meirroiNG nations top teams
"BEAUTY ON PARADE"
Robert Cummin? Joan C'aulfleld
"TKE PETTY GIRL"
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