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Vol. 51 No. 70
Friday, January 12, 1951
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REYNOLDS Another award
was added to the sensational
sophomore grid player's al
ready long list of citations.
Bobby is one of the Daily Ne
braskan's two selections for
the "Outstanding Nebraskan"
. title.
Chinese Reds
Near Pusan
Leading elements of a com
munist column were repotted by
the U. S. Eightht army to be
seen ten miles south of Chechon
and moving in a southerly di
rection in central Seoul.
Meanwhile Red troops drove
through the center of the penin
sula in South Korea halfway to
the old Pusan beachhead while
other forces began swarming
south again on the western high
way below Seoul.
Spearheads of another 25
communist divisions reached two
miles south of Osan, 25 miles
south of Seoul, while the high
,!ys behind them were clogged
"h war traffic,
ssia Transports
'Iroops to Siberia
In Siberia Russia has moved
300,000 seasoned troops into the
eastern section and may be
plannig an attack on Alaska, the
ministryq of defense of the Chi
li e s e nationalist government
warned Thursday.
The ministry said the troops
were moved into the area either
to join the Korean war against
United Nations troops or to strike
across the Bering strait into the
Aleution islands of Alaska.
Barnds, Cargo
Head City YM
Election Slate
Bill Barnds and Dave Cargo
head the city YMCA election
slate as candidates for president
during the 1951-52 school year.
Voting by YM members will
take place Wednesday, Jan. 17
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the YM
office in the Temple building.
The candidate receiving the
highest number of votes will be
come president of YM, while the
other will be vice-president.
Other candidates and offices to
be filled include: Second vice
president R o b e r t Crownover
and Gary Wirsig; Secretary
Treasurer Ned Conger and Mel
vin Quick. Ralph Hanneman,
former City YM president, is
candidate for district represen
tative. Votes for the officers will be
counted at the annual YM elec
tion night supper, to be held at
6 p.m. Jan. 17. The cost supper
will take the place of the reg
ular Wednesday night meeting,
and will be brief because of final
exam week, . according to YM
officers. Reservations for the
dinner must be made by Monday
evening, Jan. 15.
Both candidates for president
are sophomores, and both at
tended the recent National Stu
dent Assembly held at Oxford,
Ohio. Brands is in the College of
Arts and Sciences, and was form
erly district representative. Car
go is an engineering student and
was secretary of the organization
during the past year.
The candidates for second vice
president are both engineering
sophomores. Crownover is former
sports cnairman of YM, while
Wirsig has served as publicity
Secretary-treasurer candidate
Congen is a Teachers college
junior, and a transfer student
from Wesleyan university. Quick
is an Ag College freshman.
Hanneman is retiring City YM
president, and is a junior in the
School of Journalism. He at
tended both the York and Mid
land District YM-YW confer
ences last year. He is a member
of Beta Sigma Psi fraternity.
The 'Weather
Cloudy and mild Friday with
occasional rain, becoming colder
and with rain changing- to snow
west and north portion Friday
nitht. High Friday in the forties.
Grid Coach,
Pupil Score
New Victory
The Cornhusker football coach
and his sensational sophomore
protege collected another victory
All American Bobby Reynolds
and his coach, Bill Giassford,
have been selected the "Out
standing Nebraskans" of the se
mester. For Glassford's efforts coach
ing a great Cornhusker football
team and for "Ramblin' Ro
bert's" efforts as an individual
player and a team member, The
Daily Nebraskan has awarded
them the citation for "meritor
ious service in promoting the
welfare of the University."
Giassford designed and fash
ioned the 1950 squad into an
outfit that ranked second in the
Big Seven. The nation's No. 1
team, the Sooners, were first.
Against Oklahoma Glassford's
Huskers rolled up more points
than any team since 1944.
Rank 17th
At the close of the grid sea
son, the AP sports writers ranked
the Huskers 17th in the nation.
Giassford himself received sev
eral votes for the title outstand
ing coach of the year.
Presently Giassford has been
making an extensive tour of Ne
braska high schools and speak
ing at dinners about the Uni
versity athletic program.
Glassford's star pupil, Reyn
olds, has been flying from east
coast to west coast to receive
various honors. In Philadelphia,
he was presented the Pop Warn
er Football foundation award as
"Football Player of the Year,"
and on the west coast he received
the Los Angeles Times "Athlete
of the Year" citation. He appear
ed on television in New York
City on "We the People" and
was named "Mr. Touchdown"
for being the highest scoring
player in the nation. In doing
this he broke existing records
for national collegiate scoring.
Makes New Record
Establishing a new Big Seven
record for rushing and scoring,
"The Rambler" is "Player of the
Year" and "Sophomore of the
Year" in the Big Seven con
ference. Placed on the All American
offensive team by the All-Players,
the Associated Press, Grant
land Rice, Look magazine, the
Football Writers' association,
Helms Athletic foundation, Foot
ball News, and Parleys' he was
also placed on the defensive
team by the International News
service, Sporting News and the
United Press.
Although Reynolds, who has
been given various nicknames by
sportscasters, fans and sports
writers, has won nation-wide
fame and honors for his ac
complishments, he has remained
modest. He repeatedly says that
it was the work of his back
field mates in their ball handling
and faking that cleared the path
for him.
Receives Nicknames
The ghost of Grand Island,
another title tagged on him,
has won the approval of Univer
sity students in off gridiron
events. He was elected Prince
Kosmet at the Kosmet Klub Fall
Revue and was elected by cam
pus coeds as one of the Eligible
Bachelors who were revealed at
the Mortar Board ball.
Giassford and Reynolds were
chosen from seven candidates
nominated by students or fac
ulty members.
The executive posts of three
coed organizations were filled
yesterday in elections on both
Ag and city campuses.
Joan Raun, Home Ec club;
Dee Lovegrove, city YW; and
Alice Anderson, Ag YW; will
head their respective organiza
tions. The new officers were selected
during voting at Ellen Smith hall
on city campus and at the Ag
Home Ec members named
Joanne Engelkemeier as the new
vice president. She was the sec
ond high candidate in votes cast
for the office of president.
Jeanne Vierk will assume the
duties of treasurer and Janet
Ross will take over the iob of
secretary. A tie materialized in
the race for historian. Barbara
Spilker and Mary Jean Niehaus
will work together in this ca
pacity. Home Ec Council
In addition to the executive
positions, coeds selected the
Home Ec council, consisting of
eight members. However, tabula
tions were not finished as this
paper went to press. Results will
be published at a later date.
Twenty-two coeds were vieing
for the eight positions on the
Eleanor Erickson will take over
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GLASSFORD The Cornhusk
er coach, who molded the 1950
football squad into a nationally
ranking team.
Advises Men
Not to Enlist
In the opinion of Brig. Gen Guy
N. Henninger, Nebraska director
for Selective Service, many stu
dents are enlisting with the armed
forces "months before they will
be needed."
General Henninger said he is
urging students now in school to
stay in school until called by the
Brig. Gen. Guy N. Hen
ninger, state director for Se
lective Service, will give his
views on student enlistments
on the Nebraska Network
broadcast, "Your University
Speaks," at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
The show is carried by
KFAB, XFOR, WOW, and sev
eral other stations at 12:30
and may be heard at 10:15
p.m. Sunday on KOLN.
Also on the broadcast will
be Lee W. Chatfieid, assistant
to the Dean of Student Af
fairs, who will explain the en
larged deferment . program
operating tn the army
and Air R.O.T.C basic courses;
and Prof. J. P. Colbert, Di
rector of Veterans at the Uni
versity, who will discuss G.I.
training deadline dates.
draft. He said he is well aware of
the fact that many students are
enlisting to avoid service with the
"I've pointed out to some of
them," he said, "that it would not
be exactly pleasant to be shot out
of a plane four miles high into
temperatures at 20 degrees below
zero. And I can also see where
duty on a destroyer in the arctic
in midwinter would be a little
monotonous, to say the least."
General Henninger said he
feels in some instances recruiting
service representatives have "per
formed a dis-service to young
men" by urging them to enlist
now when such enlistment means
dropping out of school.
"My advice to students," he
said, "is to stay in school, learn
all you can, and let Selective
Service take its normal course of
events that way students will
be ready to serve when they are
Turning to a review of draft
operations, General Henninger
1. Selective Service is operat
ing the same now as it has been
since last July. There have been
no major changes.
2. Only men between the ages
of 19 and under 26 are being
3. The draft is not inducting
veterans and cannot induct them
under the present law.
Ec Clu
duties as vice president of the
Ag YW.
Artie Westcott will be installed
as the new treasurer, while Mar
ilyn Cook steps into the secre
tary slot.
Donna Dee Tinkham is the new
district representative.
city campus YWCA activities
for the next year will be Doe
ecruiters Jam Student Chances
or Advanced ROTC Deferment
Navy, AF
Giving Men
'Bum Steer?'
Nobody wants to be quoted on
it,, but a behind-the-scenes argu
ment is warming up between
Navy and Air Force recruiters on
one hand and the draft on the
At the bottom of the debate is
the opinion of draft officials that
over-zealous recruiters are giv
ing hundreds of young men es
pecially college students a bum
The draft officials have been
saying that recruiters are using
the "scare" technique to convince
students they should drop out of
school and jump into the service
right now.
Infantry Line
A favorite line of recruiters,
they say, is, "You don't want to
be stuck in a 'marching army,' do
you? That's where you'll go if
you wait for the draft. Why not
get in now and choose the branch
of service you want?"
This argument contains some
sense because at the present time
the draft is not delivering men
to the Navy, the Air Force, or the
Marines. Drafted men go to the
Army now, but after all, the
1 Army does have many Draraura
of service m addition to the in
fantry. The draft people have been
saying the recruiters have been
getting men into the Air Force
and Navy faster than they can
be handled and that this is a
waste of manpower.
Evidence that there may be
something to the draft-side argu
ment came Thursday when both
the Navy and the Air Force an
nounced they are going to slow
down enlistments. The reason
given was that training centers
are jammed.
O. K. T Enlist But . . .
Draft authorities say they have
nothing against young men who
enlist in fact, they smile upon
them because in making up aran
quotas, Washington manpower
officials take enlistments into
account. This means that the big
ger the enlistment total, the
smaller will be the draft quota.
I What the draft people dont
' like is the thought that while the
law under which they operate
has special provision to keep col
lege students in school, the re
cruiters can make that provision
meaningless by inducing students
to enlist.
Ag Union Readies
Exam Program
Ag Uunion offers students a
full round of relavation for the
exam period. ,
Movies, Hour dances, and ping
pong tournaments fill the slate.
Hollis Eggars, Ag Union ac
tivities director, urged that Ag
students utilize the opportunities
for enjoyment offered. "Because
after all," she said, "students
can't study the whole two
The hours for relaxing are
scheduled at convenient times
and at breaks between exams.
Movies are scheduled for 12
a. m. Monday, Tuesday, and Fri
day of the first week; movies at
the same time Monday, Tuesday
and Thursday of the following
week of exams.
Hour dances will be both
weekat 4 p. m. Tuesdays and
The ping pong tournaments are
to be held at 4 p. m. on Wednes
day of each week.
F's 9 Name
Miss Erickson received the
second high number of votes for
president. Therefore, she auto
matically received the position of
vice president.
Miriam Willey is the new vice
president of the City YW. Doris
JOAN RAUN Miss Raun will
wield the gavel at Home Ec
club meetings during the 1951
52 school year.
The Best Deal.
This question may be tardy, but What did you get for
We can answer, we think, for about 1,500 students
who, sooner or later, are expecting Greetings from Uncle
Sam. They all came back from Christmas vacation with
almost identical cases of Korean jitters.
Here is the prime symptom: Worry and Fear which
prompt a young man to whisper to himself, "I'd better en
list now or the draft will put me in the infantry in Korea
next week."
Within the past two weeks, 64 students have suc
cumbed to this type of Korean jitters.
Back of the enlistment wave is undoubtedly this feel
ing, "I want to get the best deal for myself in the armed
forces that I can get."
We have no quarrel with anybody who is out to get the
best deal for himself that he can get. That's an old Amer
ican custom. What we do take issue with is the conclusion
that enlistment at this time produces the best deal.
As we see it, those who enlist at this time are basing
their decision on two point?:
First, that the best deal amounts to nothing more than
staying out of the infantry in Korea or anywhere else.
Second, that the draft pressure will end when the Ko
rean crisis is relieved.
Let's take a look at point one. Anybody who thinks
enlistment now is a guarantee of anything, is kidding him
self. In wartime there are no sure things. Ask some of the
Flying Cadets who finished World war II with an M-l. The
best deal in our book is more than an expediency, good for
a few short weeks. No, we're talking about more than
merely staying out of the infantry.
As for point two nobody, surely, believes that the
Korean crisis is the root of the defense preparations now
under way in the United States. Our economy, our man
power, our resources all are being geared for a long
range, big Conflict between our brand of democracy and
communism; namely, Russia,
In other words, the "normal life" of our generation
may be a life of unsettlement, of conflict, and perhaps, of
war. Certainly we are not contemplating spending the rest
of our lives settling a crisis in Korea!
Here's the point we make. Education, good in peace
time, is even better in wartime. The veterans of World
war II will tell you what it meant ,to have a good educa
tional background on your record. It was the educated
boys who got the best deals in World war II and it will be
the educated boys who get the best deals during the dura
tion of the present conflict.
As we said, in times 'of war emergency there is no
guarantee of a sure thing. The guys who are trying now to
beat the draft and outsmart Congress are taking a chance
a big chance. We know the draft law is up for recon
sideration. We know some changes may be made. But we
cannot believe that American leadership will make the fatal
error of junking its universities and colleges when it needs
them most. We simply do not believe that college defer
ments will go out the window.
Americans have demonstrated their faith in education,
and American educational institutions will be operating
next year. Somebody will be in them, but it won't be the
boys with the Korean jitters.
j Semester's Last
4Rag' Issue Today
Today's issue of The Daily Ne
braskan will be the last issue to
appear this semester. No paper
is put out during final exams
or during the period between se
mesters. 1
The fir st edition of the second
semester will be out on Tuesday,
Jan. 30.
The second semester Daily Ne
braskan will be edited by a new
staff. This staff will be selected
by the Committee on Student
Publications at interviews held
held Tuesday, Jan. 16.
Second semester classes will
begin January, Jan. 29. The fol
lowing day will be the date for
the first Daily Nebraskan of the
new semester.
Carlson will take notes as the
new secretary while the money
records will be handled by Shir
ley Ransdell.
Reth Wilkens will serve as the
"Y's" new district representative, i
of the new coed i
ing Dorothy Bowman as YW
president on Ag campus will
be Alice Anderson
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Union Schedules
'Finals' Dance
The first Union dance of 1951
will be held aSturday, aJn. 20,
from 9 to 12 p. m. The "Final
Fling" will be a record dance in
the Union ballroom.
The dance is under the direc
tion of Margaret McCoy, chair
man of the Union dance com
mittee. The committee promises
a wealth of entertainment, but
will not reveal just what the en
ertainment, but will not reveal
just what the entertainment will
Genene Grimm, Union activ
ities director, announced that
tables will be set up in the ball
room, as they were for the Cal
endar Girl dance, and refresh
ments will be served.
Miss Raun is secretary of Ag
Exec board and notification
chairman of Tassels. She is on
the Ag Builders board, a mem
ber of Phi Upsilon Omicron and
Chi Omega sorority,
Miss Anderson, past secretary
of the Ag YW. has also served
as past commission chairman,
delegate to National YWCA as
sembly, president of Ag Country
Dancers, treasurer of the Ag
Exec board and a member of
Phi Epsilon Omicron.
Loveprove Activities
Miss Lovegrove, a junior In
fine arts and Teachers college,
has served as chairman of the
personnel committee of the YW,
and is past assistant treasurer,
chairman of the Hanging of the
Greens, and past chairman of the
Activities mart. She has attended
both the Midland and York dis
trict conferences of YWCA. Other
campus activities are Panhellenic
council, of which she is presi
dent, and Coed Counselors.
Voting in elections on both
campuses was fairly light. Only
97 voted in the Home Ec elec
tion and 50 cast votes in the
Ag YW.
On the City campus, about 240
voters appeared at the polls,
which were supervised by mem
bers of Mortar Board.
jst ik em m m
Men students nrolled fa the
University ,now taking basic
Army or Air Rorce ROTC train
ing may, in most cases, be defer
red by the Selective Service.
Lee Chatfield, assistant to th
dean of student affairs, an
nounced Thursday that an en
larged program of Army and Air
Force ROTC training on the
campus has made deferment of
most basic students, and all ad
vanced students possible.
Under the new program, enter
ing freshmen are screened to
meet the mental and physical re
quirements previously required
only of students applying for ad
vanced corps training in the vari
ous branches of the Army and
Air Force ROTC.
Advance Trailing
Based on current quotas, the
Army and Air Force ROTC ex
pects to accept for advance train
ing better than two out of every
three eligible students who apply.
Most of the those rejected will be
students unable to meet the
academic or military require
ments of the ROTC program.
"What the expanded Army
and Air Force ROTC training
programs mean to male students
in the University is that every
eligible freshman and sophomore
student who wants to stay in the
University now will be able to do
so. It means that every such stu
dent will be able to complete at
least two years of University
work. It also means that all ex
cept a relatively small number of
ROTC students will be deferred
from draft long enough to per
mit them to obtain the four-year
bachelor degree and a commis
sion in the armed farces," Chat
field said.
Accept TSlnmfsskw ? "
He pointed out that students
accepted for the Army and Air
Force ROTC training programs
must agree to finish the course
and upon accepting a commission
agree to serve two years in the
armed forces if called.
Branches of the Army in which
students may enroll in the Uni
versity ROTC include: infantry,
ordnance, field artillery, military
police and engineers. Branches of
the Air Force in which students
may enroll for training at th
University are: communications,
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Deadline Near
For Veterans
Using GI Bill
World War II veterans who
have GI educational training
time to their credits must be
regularly enrolled in school be
fore July 25 if they expect to
use their entitlement.
This word came Friday from
Prof. J. P. Colbert, University
director of veterans affairs. Es
tablishment of the deadline date,
he explained, means that the GI
educational program is drawing
to a close for most veterans. .
To use remaining educational
entitlement, veterans must be
regularly enrolled either during
the second semester of the cur
rent school year, or enrolled in
the summer session prior to July
No Re-enrollment
Heretofore, GI students have
been permitted to enroll, drop
out of school, and then re-enroll.
From now on, however, GIs will
be expected to be in school con
tinuously, normal vacation pe
riods excepted, if they intend to
use their entitlements.
Professor Colbert explained
there are a few exceptions to the
deadline date.
One of these concerns teachers
who are working toward grad
uate degrees. They will be per
mitted to complete their train
ing at summer sessions rather
than during the regular school
term provided they are teaching
during the regular term.
Anotner exception applies tj
veterans who have returned to
duty with the armed forces or
who return in the future. They
will be granted a reasonable
length of time to take advantage
of their educational rights fol
lowing their release from serv
ice. . Medical Students
Not all medical students come
within the terms of the deadline.
Some of these have been ac
cepted for medical school but
because of the medical schools
are crowded and unable to ac
cept them at this time, such stu
dents will be allowed to pursue
their medical training after the
Professor Colbert said too that
the Veterans administration will
grant extensions on entry time
to GIs who are unable to comply
with the deadline because of ill
ness, provided the student files a
doctor's statement with the V.A-,
attesting to the illness.
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