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Vol. 51 No. 64
Home from Belgium . . '.
Ag Student Reports
On European Trip
Jo Ann Skucius is back home
utter spending five months in
Belgium and other parts of Eu
rope as a member of the Inter
national Farm Youth exchange
time on farms
grain by hand,
Flanders, JoAnn Skucius
porvinces of Belgium; and
France, Italy and Switzerland.
Her IFYE trip was sponsored by
Nathan Gold, Lincoln merchant.
In a solemn broadcast from the
White House, President Truman
proclaimed a swift buildup of
U. S. armed forces and immedi
ate price controls because, said
the president, "We are in great
danger of World War III."
He announced a far-reaching
mobilization program, including:
1. An increase in the armed
forces to nearly 3,500,000 men.
He also disclosed two additional
national guard divisions are be
ing called in January and draft
calls are being raised.
2. Price controls will be
clamped immediately on goods
vital to defense production and
the price of iving.
"Within one year," the presi
dent said, "we will be turning
out planes five times faster and
combat vehicles will be coming
off the production line at four
times today's rate."
He pointed out that Secretary
of State Acheson is flying to
Europe for a conference with the
governments of the 12-nation
North Atlantic treaty and to com
plete the arrangements for or
ganizing a joint army, navy and
air force to defend Europe. Gen.
Dwight D. Eisenhower is slated
to become supreme commander
of the combined European forces.
Senate and house republicans
formerly condemned Secretary of
State Acheson and demanded
that he be put out of office.
By a vote of 23 to 5, Republi
can senators adopted overwhelm
ing a resolution calling for
Acheson's dismissal. Both the
houses demanded a state depart
The senators' action was an
nounced by Senator Milliking of
Senator Lucas of Illinois,
democratic leader, told the sen
ate that the action of the house
members was "an Invitation to
Stalin to strike anywhere."
The G. O. P. resolution, which
was sent to the president, that
in this critical hour, confidence
of the American people in their
leadership is assential. It Is com
pletely obvious that Secretary
Acheson and the state depart
ment under his leadership have
lost the confidence of the con
gress and American people.
Chinese communists smashed
at the allied beachhead In north
east Korea in a drive aimed at
annihilating tha U. S. Tenth
corps or heading them back to
The Western Korean front
north of Seoul remained in a
two-weeks lull, but the U. S.
Eighth army is braced to meet
an expected attack. Chines red
orces were reported moving
south above the 38th parallel,
headed for the Eighth army
In his war summary, General
MacArthur said the "bottomless
well of Chinese red manpower
continues to flow into Korea."
Ig-nbre Return Order
At least one group of striking
railroad yardmen reported for
work early Saturday but other
strikers have so far ignored an
appeal from Truman to return
to their posts of duty.
In Chicago and St. Louis no-back-to-work
move was In sight.
The strike has spread to Los An
geles, Birmingham, Boston and
The Union wants a 40 hour
work week without any cut in
pay from that received for the
past 48 hour week.
Tickets for the basketball game
with Iowa State Teachers Col
lege Tuesday are available to
day at the ticket office in the
The ofice will remain opci
until 430 p.m. with the exceptior
of the noon hour. Price for re
served seats is $1.50 and ff
general admission, $1.
Monday- G e n e r a 1 ly fair,
warmer east portion.
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In Belgium, said Miss Skucius,
people were especially kind to
strangers. She said only in Lux
embourg did she think the fine
treatment was because she was
an American. A Flanders farmer,
she added, "changed my outlook
entirely." The farmer had heard
of America and wanted to know
where the country was located.
Belgium, said Miss Skucius, is
a puzzling countn "I don't
know how a country so divided
could remain one country." She
referred to the rncent fracas
when King Leopold came back
to his throne. The Univesity stu
dent said she did not witness
any of the noting.
She had a difficult time on
the farms for a while. Her only
assistance much of the stay was
a French-English dictionary. But
she picked up a working knowl
edge of French rapidly.
She termed the Belgium diet
monotonous. A typical 'meal
which was the yame for break
fast, a snack and supper con
sisted of bread, butter, coffee or
cocoa and cheese or sausage.
People always had to have soup
for the noon meal. The rest of
the noon meal consisted of one
vegetable and apples or a pud
ding for dessert.
Few Belgium people, Miss
Skucius said, drink milk. The
cows are not tested and milk isn't
safe. The meat is inferior, too,
she said. There is usually only
one cow on a farm.
She said Belgium was sur
prising modern. There has been
electricity on most farms for
the past 10 years. Among her
other experiences: She was en
tertained by Mrs. Pearl Mesta,
U. S. Ambassador to Belgium.
She saw Pope Pius on her trip
to the Vatican.
She said people of Belgium
fear the outbreak of war be
cause their country would again
become a world battleground.
But, she said, there was little
evidence of defeatism. "The
people are making plans for the
In Cambridge, Mass., two stu
dents were expelled and 13 others
suspended from Harvard in a
move to curb undergraduate
One reason for punishment
was the invasion of the Radcliffe
college campus during a blackout
due to electricity failure, accord
ing to Harvard administration.
Arnold Air Society
The Arnold Air society will
not hold its regularly scheduled
meeting Tuesday night because
of the basketball game. The next
meeting will be held after
The society had planned to
initiate its pledges at the Tues
day night meeting.
Madrigal Singers to Appear
The University Madrigal sing
ers, who make Christmas music a
specialty, have received the rec
ognition of the Columbia Broad
casting system and have been
scheduled to appear on a nation
wide CBS program Friday, Dec.
28 from Lincoln.
Their musical program will be
aired nationally from 3:30 to 3:55
p.m. (c.s.t.). KTAB will broad
csat the program from 8 to 8:30
p.m. that evening.
CHRISTMAS CAROLERS University Madrigal singers have been
honored by a request to sing their annual Christmas music over
CBS. First row, 1 to r; Bonnie Weddel, Roberta Lewis, Gladys No
votny, Sharon Voorhees, Patricia Killion, Nancy Button, Marjorle
Danly and Audrey Flood; second row, 1 to r, Nancy Norman, Joanne
Survey to Poll
The Union will begin a check
to determine of the needs of stu
dents in the future, Duane Lake,
Union director, announced Satur
The Union Board of Managers
approved a survey of Union fa
cilities to determine which ones
are actually being used by stu
dents and what few facilities
could be added. The board is
composed of 12 students, six fac
ulties and three alumni. Four of
the students are from Ag college
Since the proposed Union ad
dition had been postponed by the
NPA order on recreational build
ings, Lake said that a renovation
and re-evaulation of existing fa
cilities is necessary.
' Pass Out Forms
The Students Activities evalua
tions committee will pass out
forms to students using the Crib,
Campusline, lounge, and various
rooms throughout the building
asking them what they think
might be eliminated, improved or
The office space now in use
will be evaluated, Lake said, to
determine whether or not the 23
organizations not using it are in
real need of office space. Lake
said that 20 organizations had
made application for office space,
There is at present no available
A survey will be conducted to
learn whether the type of dances
now being held are what the stu
dents want. A check will be made
to discover whether the students
prefer formal or informal, date
or stag, record or combo dances.
Lake said that the educational
value of the activities concerned
would be considered in the
evaluation of the Union.
Renovations will begin as soon
as the survey is completed Lake
said. Some of the features which
are to be in the addition may be
included in the renovation pro
gram, Lake said.
A 21 by 28 inch television set
for the Ag Union was approved
by the board. It will be installed
as soon as possible. A 30 by 40
inch television set is being con
sidered by the board for use in
the city Union.
To Rank of Major
Capt. John L. Tanner, assis
tant professor of military science
and tactics at the University, has
been promoted to the rank of
major, Col. James H. Workman,
professor of military science and
tactics at the University, an
Major Tanner was assigned to
the University's military depart
ment in July 1950 after serving
with the 35th infantry regimental
combat team in Japan. During
World War II he was with the
103rd infantry division in Eur
ope. He is a native Nebraskan and
a graduate of the University in
The singers include Bonnie
Weddel, Roberta Lewis, Gladys
Novotny, Sharon Voorhees, Pat
ricia Killion, Nancy Button, Mar
jorie Danly, Nancy Norman, Jo
anne Smith and Patricia Olson.
Janice Wagner, Bruce Camp
bell, John Moran, jr., Milford
Myhre, Donovan Crandell, Robert
Martell, Robert Brown, Ray
Sehaumburg, Jack Wells and Lee
The twenty Madrigals were se
lected this fall for their ability
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LINCOLN 8, NEBRASKA
Suspend Them All!
Suspend them all!
The time has come to rid. the University of an uncon
trollable group whose identity exists only in the acts they
commit. It is no longer tolerable to let a group of college
men remain on this campus who choose to act like ju
venile delinquents and petty thugs. The students of the
university must not tolerate the Dr. Jekyll's and Mr.
Hyde's who, by day, hold responsible student positions and
by night, reap destruction and damage.
Suspend them all!
The sub-rosa activities of the TNE's in the past have
been restricted to painting sidewalks and causing damage
to organized houses and campus buildings. The new out
burst of vandalism, the early Thursday morning beating
of a University student, is indicative of what the organiza
tion may do in the future if allowed to continue its ex
istence. The students have tolerated the painted buildings
and other misdemeanors the carousing group has com
mited. But the student body must not stand idly by and
watch one of its members be roughed up for no logical
reason except that it gives the group pleasure and shows
to the rest of the campus that "they can run the school if
Suspend them all! '
The administration must know of some of the TNE
members, besides the Thursday morning group who bra
zenly showed themselves to a number of witnesses. These
members must be suspended along with those responsible
for the unwarranted and disgusting incident Thursday
morning. The suspension of just a few of the members is
not enough. The entire organization should be purged
from the campus. None of the members, whether they
participate in nocturnal "adventures" or not, should be
allowed to stay in the University they are just as re
sponsible as anyone by virtue of their willingness to be
come a part of the subversive group.
Suspend them all!
The TNE's cannot point to any worthy achievement in
the past years unless carousing, destruction of property,
and violence can be considered as accomplishments. They
have no logical reason for existence. They have done noth
ing to warrant recognition on this campus. As many as
possible must be suspended they have not ep.rned the
right to be accepted as students of the University of Ne
braska. Suspend them all!
Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Kappa Psi, business pro
fessional, went on an industrial
tour of Omaha as part of its se
The tour began with a visit to
C. A. Swanson company where
they observed the processing of
chickens and turkeys for market
consumption. Next, the group
toured the Union Pacific repair
shops. Another hour was spent at
the Mutual Benefit Life insurance
company, this being of special in
terest to this group, as it is one
of the largest businesses in Ne
braska. After lunch they were enter
tained by the Omaha Chamber of
Commerce. They then saw the
press room of the Omaha World
to harmonize and blend in with
the rest of the singers.
The Madrigals have achieved
national attention for their faith
ful portrayal of fifteenth century
melodies which form the basis
for much of our Christmas music
They will sing Benjamin Brit
ten's unusual collection, "A Cere
mony of Carols," a melodic pic
ture of Christmas. Presentation
of Britten's work is becoming
a CBS tradition.
Smith, Patricia Olson and Janice Wagner; back row, 1 to r, Bruce
Campbell, John Moran, jr., Milford Myhre, Donovan Crandell,
Robert Martoll, Robert Brown, Ray Schaumberg, Jack Wells and
Classes to Continue
At Ag Craft Shop
The weekly craft class in the
Ag Union on Tuesday afternoons
is not limited to regular attend
ants only, it was emphasized to
day by Jayne Carter, chairman
Even if a student can come
to the 3 to 5:30 p.m. informal
instruction in handiwork but
once a month, he is certainly
welcome, she said.
Miss Carter said that classes
will be continued through the
entire next semester, and there
is a possibility of changing the
time to a more convenient hour.
However, she said until further
notice, Ag Union handiwork
classes will be Tuesday, 3 to
Britten, a young English com
poser, has arranged a series' of
picturesque Old World carols into
a poetic story of Christmas ob
servance. You can hear a choir of
young voices chanting the pro
cessional, the full tones of the
Christmas message and, finally,
expression of the continuing
Christian hope in the recessional.
The Madrigals have been on
the campus lor the last three
yaars and are under the direction
of Prof. David Foltz.
A University student was brutally assaulted early
last Thursday morning by a group of campus hoodlums.
A group of six to eight men, believed to be members
of the sub-rosa group, Theta Nu Epsilon, attacked the
student as he was about to enter his home on campus.
Preliminary plans for the 1951
Junior Ak-S a r-B e n livestock
show were announted today by
The annual fall event is spon
sored by Block and Bridle animal
husbandry club, and is this year
scheduled for Mar. 17.
Clayton Yeutter, Ag junior,
was voted master of ceremonies
this year. The Block and Bridle
club elected Bob Raun and Bob
Radin as ring co-chairmen.
New and better features are
reported, number one among
them, a barbecue and dance on
the Friday evening prior to the
The 1951 show will be held in
the coliseum at the State Fair
grounds. It will stress student
showmanship and grooming of
animals. The animals will be
available in plenty of time and
will be furnished by the animal
husbandry and dairy depart
ments. Program Planning
Printing and distribution of
programs has been let to Corn-
husker Countryman, the Ag col
lege magazine. Last year, pro
ceeds from program sales aided
in purchasing a new press cam
era which is to be available for
use by all organized Ag groups.
Division superintendents will
be: Swine, Gayle Hatton; beef,
Dick Gorwan; sheep, Bob Beck;
horses, Norman Tooker.
The following chairmen and
committee members were named
at the regular monthly meeting
last Thursday evening.
Publicity R e x Messersmith,
chairman; Dean Eberspacher,
Dick Young and Roland Cook
sely. Barbecue Frank S i e b e r t,
chairman; LeRoy Nelson, Ralph
Hild, Kent Mackey and Jim
Special features Paul Engler,
chairman; Rex Coffman, Steve
Eberhardt and LaVerne Popken.
Coliseum Arrangements Rog
er Kreutz, chairman; Dave Arm
strong and Jack Wilson.
Tickets Phil OLson and Ray
Card; Cards and Clothing Bob
Watson and Dean Linscott; Spec
ial Music Arlen Beam and
The club also decided to have
all meetings of the year 1950
1951 in Room 208 Animal Hus
bandry hall. Refreshments after
the meetings will be served in
the Ag Union.
Second semester registration Is
now well underway with the
comDletion of all enrolled stu
dents receiving their registration
The rest of the registration
process is now:
1. If you have not seen your
advisor by now, make an ap
pointment to do so before Dec. 20.
2. Be on time for your appoint
ment. Make out a worksheet and
leave it with your adviser,
3. Watch for the time when
your number will appear on the
blackboard in front of the mili
tary and Naval Science building
and in the Daily Nebraskan. The
numbers will be posted starting
4. At the time your number Is
posted, go to the Military build
iing; pick up your worksheet
there and proceed with your re
gistration in the same building.
5. Payment of registration fees
will be Jan. 22 to 24, alphabeti
cally; Jan. 22, A to H; Jan. 23 I
to Q; Jan. 24, R to Z.
The student registration period
should be completed in five or
six days, according to Dr. Floyd
Hoover, assistant registrar.
Second semester classes will
begin Jan. 29.
University students from about
40 nations honored Chancellor
R. G. Gustavson and the Univer
sity administration at the Lincoln
hotel Friday night.
The occasion was the annual
chancellor's dinner held by the
In an informal talk, Gustav
son observed that "it is strange
that in time of war we accentu
ate the principles which we hold
in time of peace."
A special guest was Dr. E. II.
G. Dobby, British geographer
now teaching in Malaya. A com
posite of talent from several na
tions participated m the program.
Sunday, December 17, 1950
Administration officials stated
however that justice would be
meted out to the offenders, who
were identified as a handful of
University students and recent
At approximately 1:30 a.m.
Thursday morning, the student
met foul play as he attempted
to open the door to his home.
A group of six to eight men were
standing on the porch.
The student was accosted by
two or three of the group and
"roughed up" while the others
"I was ready to walk in the
house," he said, "but before I
could get in, I was grabbed from
"My glasses were broken and
then I turned around and asked
who I should bill for the dam
ages. Before I knew what had
happened, someone punched me
in the face and mouth."
As a result of the blows, a
tooth was knocked out and his
lips were cut severely. His
clothes were also torn and blood
ied from the attack.
There seemed to be no special
reason for the attack. Supposed
ly no personal grudges were held
against the victim.
Most Vicious Display
Up to date, this has been the
most vicious, display of hoodlum
ism on the campus, this school
year. There have been paintings
on sidewalks by the TNE's but
nothing else has been reported.
Another incident which coin
cided with the assault, took place
at an organized house. It is be
lieved that the members of the
same sub-rosa group were in
volved; perhaps the assaulters.
Nearly every member of the
house was awakened by a "deaf
ening crash" and upon investiga
tion, they found the prowlers
had shattered some bottles in a
Several of the prowlers were
recognized by the members of the
house who then confronted them
in the hallway.
When the invaders were asked
to leave, they didn't attempt
fisticuffs, being far outnumbered,
according to one active member,
but "walked out with consider
Dr. T. J.- Thompson, dean of
student affairs, was hot available
The 1951 Calendar Girl final
ists were judged Thursday eve
ning in the Union by John Lant
and Curtis Elliott of the Univer
sity faculty and Herb Reese, a
senior student. The girls were
judged on the basis of personali
ty, poise, and general appear
ance. The 12 finalists picked from
22 candidates from the women's
organized houses are:
Jo Ann Berry, Gamma Phi
Beta and a freshman in Teach
Grace Burkhart, Delta Delta
Delta, She is a freshman major
ing in pre-nursing.
Cathy Corp, Pi Beta Phi and
a sophomore art major.
Caryl Giltncr, Terrace Hall
senior in Arts and Sciences Col
lege. Lou Kennedy, Alpha Xi Delta
and a Teachers College junior.
Hnttie Mann, Love Hall senior
in Teachers College.
Nancy Pumphrey, Kappa Kap
pa Gamma, freshman in Arts and
Ruth Raymond. Delta Gamma.
junior majoring in journalism.
Jo Richards, Kappa Delta,
sophomore in Teachers College,
Barbara Roland, Towne Club
and a senior majoring in physical
education in Teachers College.
Harriett Wenke, Kappa Alpha
Theta, freshman in the Business
Phyllis Wheeler, Alpha Oml
cron Pi, sophomore in Teachers
One of these girls will be
picked "The Girl of Year" by -popular
vote at the Calendar
Girl dance in the Union Jan. 6.
The dance is sponsored by the
Union and University Builders.
Aaron Schmidt and his combo
will provide the music for the
event. The admission price will
be 44 cents.
W.D.C. Head Not
OK Says U. of W.
The staff of the University at
Washington's daily paper unani
mously hus voted this the head
line of the week.
It actually appeared In a Wash
ington, D. C. newspaper.
The paper then went on to ob
serve, "that's what happens whe
you live in a bureaucratlt
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