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THE DAILY NEBRASKAW
Friday. February 2. 1951
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All The People . . .
A bl'il was recently introduced in the Nebraska legis
lature by Sen. R. J. Williams of Ravenna, which would
change Nebraska's primary laws to allow the names of
presidential 'candidates to be placed on Nebraska's primary
ballot only with the candidate's consent.
This bill would alter the unique Nebraska "All-Star"
primary, first introduced in 1948. It would prevent the en
tering of any mantes of logical presidential contenders on
the ballot without their consent. Under the present sys
tem, a man's name may be entered by his supporters. Thus,
Nebraska's voters have a chance to say "yes" or "no" to
all presidential hopefuls, not just those who think they
have a chance to make a good showing in the Nebraska
Such a bill as proposed by Senator Williams would
render the Nebraska primary practically meaningless. Prior
to the 1943 efforts, Nebraska voters had a chance to vote
on only candidates who thought that they might improve
their stock by entering the primary.
In 1948, three of the leading contenders for the nomi
nation appeared in Nebraska and on the University campus
to present their views on the future of the nation. Had
they had their choice, these men might not have entered
the primaries. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, Harold & Stassen
and Sen. Robert A. Taft appeared in the state and on the
In the primary, Harold Stassen won, in a close race
witn Governor Dewey. Senator Taft showed little strength.
Customarily, Taft does not enter other than the Ohio pri
mary. A person who does not want the nomination may have
his name kept off the ballot by merely stating that he would
not accept the presidential nomination. There is no draft
ing of a candidate against his will.
The primary election is an expression of the choice
of the people for the nation's highest office; the people
have no say at the national convention, which actually no
minates the candidates. Under Nebraska law, state dele
gates are not bound to support the winner of the prefer
The people have a right to know who they are vot
ing for, and for what principles these men stand. A man
who wants to be president seeks a job that encompasses
all 48 states.
Thus the people of 48 states have a right to a voice in
thhe selection of the president The nominating conven
tions may be swayed by motives other than the popular
will If these delegates try to determine the popular choice
they may be unable to do so.
Nebraska's "All-Star" primary is a step in the rigbt
direction: popular selection of the presidential nominees.
Let us not go backward. T. R.
New Auto Licenses
To the Students:
Why did Scottsbluff have to raise such a bifi fuss that the entire
system of auto license plate numbering had to be completely re
vamped? Just because that county had a larger population than some of
the others with lower numbers, contrary to the original population
dispersion, it seems like such a small thing to cause an uproar about.
The numbers could have been changed to conform with the
trend of population in the state as it is today. Instead, someone had
to go to all the trouble of developing an ingenious system that
leaves the average person even more confused than he was before.
In the second place, these numbering innovations are difficult
to read from a distance. The old type has tt all over the new one
In this respect.
Those who think that the new system is saving metal are sadly
mistaken. Granted, there are a number of long digit series that it
will cut .considerably. However, those plates having numbers under
10,000 a year ago are now larger. For all the metal saved, there is
as' much, if not more wasted on lower numbers all because of the
uniform plate size.
There is a controversy on this issue pending how in the state
legislature. Here's hoping they junk this new, confusing, uncom
prehensible, expensive system.
NU Swiss Student Prefers
Hitchhiking to Yodeling
By Jerry Bailey
The port of New York immi
gration officer studied the pa
pers of the young man before
him. Occupation: student. Des
tination: Lincoln. Nationality:
Swiss. Swiss! The officer
looked at the young man and
asked a question.
"Can you yodel?"
Hans ' Niederberger, fresh from
Canton Obwalden, which lies
between the Swiss plain and the
Alps, thought a moment Then
he replied, "No." .
"I was afraid that it I had
said yes he would have asked
for a yodel," Hans said later.
Being a rather quiet individual
and no exhibitionist, he pre
ferred not to yodel. j
Takes Grad Work
Niederberger walked down the
gangplank of the freighter
"American Defender" last Octo
ber. He had taken a degree in
economics and public adminis
tration at Sarnen college in
Switzerland, and then received
the opportunity to study for a
year in America. Here he is
Worthy Purpose . .
The purpose on the University YWCA membership
card reads: "We, the members of the Young Women's
Christian association of the University of Nebraska, unite
ia a desire to realize a full and creative life through a grow
ing knowledge of God.
"We determine to have a part in making this life pos
sible for all people.
"In this task we seek to understand Jesus and follow
I wish to enter the fellowship of the Young Women's
Christian Association and will endeavor to uphold the pur
pose in my own life,'"
Membership cards of many organizations carry high
sounding and idealistic purposes such as this one. Many
groups strive to achieve in practice a broadminded and
Does our University YW actually Eve up to the purpose j 6:s
presented on its membership card?
It is stated that YW members "unite in a desire to real
ize a full and creative life through a growing knowledge of
This clause does not say a Christian God, a Jewish.
God or a partial God, It simply points towards a growing
know-ledge of God,
The University YW is open to members of all racial,
religious and ethical groups. Members of these groups do
not have to be members of YW to participate in and enjoy
the advantages offered.
The second statement of the purpose says , . in mak
ing this life possible for all people."
The University YWCA does not restrict its activities
to members, to solely University students or to those who
believe as they do. There is ample room in the YW pro
gram for atheists, Agnostics, Catholics, Jews, Gentiles and
those whose physical differences have been held against
"The YW works, and works constantly, to make pos
sible more often a "'full and creative life."
The last few words of the purpose read , . and will
endeavor to uphold the purpose in my own life," The YW
does not attemxt to have their purpose reign supreme just
within the organization.
They attempt the greater purpose of having their aims
practiced in the every-day lives of eveiyone with whom
they come in cot, tact.
The YW Rendezvous is being held today. At this time and
any University woman may become a YW member or may
sign up tor a commission-group in the YW.
An -organization with so fine, yet practical a purpose, ! discussion.
"deserves enthusiastic support irom every University cfcrtetia
woman, 'Through their efforts, the YW can more ade
quately live up to its purpose. Ji. R,
By Julie Bell
Baptist Student house, S15
North 15th, C. B. Howells, pas
tor. Saturday swimming party;
meet at student house at 7:30.
Sunday 3:45 a.m., Sunday
school; H a.m., Church at all
Baptist churches; 3:30 p.m., Stu
dent fellowship meet at Student
house to participate in Youth
Week program at First Baptist
church. Speaker Roger Fred
rickson of Ottawa university.
Christian Student fellowship,
1237 R street, Overton Turner,
Jr, pastor. Sunday Second se
mester planning conference, First
Christian church, 16th at K, 3
p.m. to S p.m. Supper at 6 pn,
C C MeCaw, State secretary,
speaker, "Take Hold and Finish
a Good Work."
University Episcopal chapel,
346 North 13th, Rev. John Swei
gart, pastor, Friday 6:45 a.m.,
Morning prayer: 7 a.m., Holy
Communion (Feast of the Purifi
cation); 7:30 p.m, Sung Evening
prayer, sermon, followed by
Canterbury Club social evening.
Saturday 6:45 a.m Morning
prayer; 7 a.m. Holy Communion,
5:30 p.m,. Evening prayer, Sun
day 9 a.m., Holy Communion;
10:30 a.nv, Morning prayer; 11
aum. Choral Eucharist ana ser
mon; 5:30 pm, Evening prayer,
6 p.m. Chapel supper; 7 p.m
Mrs. William P. Bamds will
speak on "The Hymnal as lit
erature," Mends y 6:45 a.m.
Morning prayer; 7 am, Holy
Communion; 5:30 p.m. Evening
prayer, Tuesday 6:45 a.m.
Morning prayer; 7 a.m. Holy
Communion; 5:30 p.m. Evening
prayer, Wednesday Ash Wed
nesday. :45 a.m. Morning pray
er; 7 am, Holy Communion;
5:30 p.m. Evening prayer; 9
a.m, penitential umoe; iiaa
p.m, choir rehearsal; Thursday
a.m. Morning prayer; "?
a.m. Holy communion; a;o
p.m. Evening prayer,
Methodist Student honse. 1417
R street, Richard W, Nutt, pas
tor, Friday 70 p.m. Ice bat
ing. Sunday 3:30 p.m, Wesley
Foundation student council
meeting; 4 p.m. Band practice;
5:30 p-ia, Wesley Fireside, Tues
day 7 p.m, Sigma Theta Epsi
lon, ""The Rural Church," Mr,
Albert Ebers, guest speaker.
Wednesday 7:15 a.m, Lenten
service, Rev, Louise Ward,
speaker, pre-service breakfast at
fi:S0 a.m.: Karma Phi Coke
hour" at 7 p.m, Thursday Wes
ley Foundation Finance commit
tee meeting at S p.m. !
University Lntheraa chapel, H.
Erck, pastor. Sunday 10:45 a.m,
regular morning worship in
room 315 Student Union, Topic
"Blind Bartimaeus.'" The chapel
choir will sing. Gamma Delta
will not meet as previously an
nounced, but the firoup will at
tend the wedding ceremony of
Marjorie Gade and Edgar Tegt
meier at 6& p.m. in Our Re
deemer Lutheran church at 33rd
and S streets.
rroAy Hraw, 328 North Hth,
Rev. Rex Knowles, pastor, Sun
day 5.30 p.m, supper; i30
p.m, fellowship group, Rn
Knowles, speaker. Topic: ijove
Marriage. Wednesday v
Vesper service; :45 a.m.
breakfast and discussion; Man-1
Ai,v sl.to... breakfast and
Grants 'Go Begging,
Lack of Applicants
BY ART BECKER
Have you ever wondered how
you are going to meet your bills
at the end of each month? Do
you have trouble finding part
time work which will cover
If so, maybe it wouM pay you
to investigate the possibility of
grabbing some of those green
backs floating around the Uni
versity in the form of scholarship
One authority on this subject
is Eugene Robinson. In his five
semesters at the University Col
lege of Agriculture, Eugene has
earned a total of $1,150.00 in
scholarships. That's pretty good
wages for attending college, but
it isn't that simple.
Says Robinson, "It's a matter
of applying yourself to what
you're doing, accompanied by a
few lucky breaks." Eugene has
a cumulative average of 8 plus
so you know that he does more
than wiggle his ears.
Raun Scholar and Leader
Rob Raun is another firm be
liever in the manifestation of
scholarship. An Ag college sen
ior, Rob holds first place for
scholarship in the senior class of
the University, His cumulative
average is 8.57. Through Regents,
Carl Raymond Gray, Ak-Sar-Ben
and Delta Tau Delta scholarship,
he has netted $800.00.
Being a "bram"" does not result
from being a constant bookworm
as one may observe trom the
records of these two men. Eu
gene has many things to keep his
the average student They are
unusual cases. The fact remains
that there are many scholarships
offered through the University
which "go begging" because of a
lack of applications for them.
Foreign Lawyers Study,
Learn English at Nil
Learning how to say "chair,"
"hello" and "thank you," is the
way 20 or so University students
begin their studiers each semester.
Amir kwtymvt Khorfavar of pronunciation and evaluate his
Teheran, Iran, and Rogelio Luna accent The student can study
of Gudalajara, Jal, Mexico. Al-i'1? positions too, through the use
ready holding college degrees in ""'Uls
lhe:r home countries, Amir, 30! Social Methods
and Rogelio, 28, are both at- j Social functions, according to
tomeys. They have come to the Miss Cypreansen, are the fastest
University for advanced study, iway for students to pick up a
Hnuwer ihov haw to en working knowledge of language
through the rigors of learning For this reason, the clinic staff
the American language before rnakes a point of arranging in-
delving into such subjects as Iormal parties ana meais lor me
advanced economics and busi-students.
ness law. 1 Tjne siuoent,- sue renecls,
Although Amir speaks Per-1? VLa JTlJZ
SLa"lnC hamburger was the only word
Chen he T te ugedion to feat h
States four weeks ago.
taking postgrad courses in eco
nomics. Being the quiet type, Hans has
been seen but not heard a bout
the campus. The tale of his
hitchhiking adventure during
Christmas vacation deserves
Visits New Glarus
He thumbed his way across a
large part of the middle west
to visit an aunt whom he had
never seen before. She was a
Mrs. Frederick Kchrli, who lived
in a Wisconsin town called New
Glarus. She had immigrated to
the U. S. in 1918 and later mar
ried another Swiss immigrant.
Suitcase in hand .Hans took
the first step of his trip across
an alien countryside. Looking
for a bus. he proceeded to
march eastward from the cam
pus. A car passed him and
then slowed down. The driver,
without being asked, offered
Hans a ride to the north side
of town. j
"I was surprised when he
stopped," says Hans.
Afoot Once More
Along the Cornhusker high
way, Hans was afoot once more.
A traveling salesman for a cof
fee company picked him up and
took him as far as Omaha.
Niederberger next walked east
Vv,eTV Omnha lnnkinp nhnnt
r. a hnc rt rnnnril Rhiffs. He among them factories where
couldn't find ono and kept walk- j Swiss cheeses and Swiss em
ing till he reached the Missouri. I brodcries were made. In Monroe,
He tells the story: jWis., ,'here were imn-'s
"I was there at the river bridge, j from Hans home town of Alp,
I thought I would go over the nach.
bridge. There was no sidewalk.") Of that section of lsconsm,
Hans started walking across , Hans says, "It s really a little
on the roa ; oay Switzerland in America!" Except
"I had gone a hundred steps that there are tall mountains
. i about, of course.
J Once more in Lincoln, Hans
had a few earth-shaking dis.- o
sures to make to a reporter. He
had seen New York and was rr
impressed with the Manhattan
skyline. He had seen Chicago end
had not expected to see any
tommy-gun toting gangsters.
What had impressed him? "I
was impressed at the distance:"
And speaking for his nation. "I
think that the Swiss think Amer
ica is a very rich country eso-
on the bridge. I hoard a car be
hind ne honl:. I suddenly saw
there were no pedqstrians on the
With a sudden guilty feeling,
pedestrian Hans thought, "That's
Just A Salesman!
It was no policeman. A sales,
man .in a '50 Buick was offering
him a ride to Des Moines. From
there to Marshalltown, Hans
caught a ride with another mo
torist. He rode to near Dubuque
with three Ames, la., students
and from there to Chicago kept
a lonely driver company in a
Ford. Thus ended the saga ot
Max the hitch-hiker. From Chi
cago to Wisconsin, and home
again later to Lincoln, he rode
Niederberger found New
Glarus to be a little piece of
Switzerland transplanted in Wis
consin. The town of 2,000 poo,
pie was founded by Swiss immi
grants. Nothing but Swiss Ger
man is spoken in the homes and
on the streets of New Glarus. No
better remedy could have been
found for arr exchange student
who felt lonely in a strange land.
The aunt was there to greet
Hans, and also some cousins
whom he was seeing for the first
There were places to visit.
According to Miss Cypreansen.
conversation is the greatest aid.
Tape recorders sees active duty
at the clinic. By this method, the ; nomicallv."
student is able to hear errors in
in. niii mmm i.-luj i ii .. ,,
include being a member of Tri-K
club, an officer in the University
4-H club, a participant in the
two mile on the varsity track
team, a member of Alpha Zeta,
a member of Corn Cobs and rush
chairman of Farmhouse fra
ternity. Part Tine Job
In his spare time, Eugene has
outside employment to keep him
"Although the money I re
ceive in scholarships arc my chief
wages," says Robinson, "I find
it necessary to haw a part time
job to make financial ends meet."
Outstanding in leadership as
well as scholarship throughout
his college career, Rob looks at
his achievements as though they
were common to any student.
Home State Size of Nebraska
Rogelio, 1,300 miles from his
mind out of a text book, which jhome in western Mexico, is a
j)uage ana secneijiry tor us mic
Congress. His state, Jalisco,
about the size of Nebraska, has
some 200,000 more people.
Rogelio could speak very little
English when he came to Lin
coln last September. He is now
a member of a class in tanking
!in the College of Business ad
j ministration. Even though he
misses a great deal that is said
I in Jectures, he makes up for it
by pouring long hours over his
The University's Speech Clinic
directed by Dr. John Wiley is
responsible for the speed, with
which foreign students learn
Miss Lucille Cypreansen. clinic
supervisor, is in charge of gen
eral sessions and individual les-
Students may read this article Jsons. ;
with a shrug of the shoulders ' Advanced speech students
and explain that the examples . who carry the title of "clinicians"
cited above are an exception to iare the ones who teach the les-
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