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THE DATLY NEBRASKAN
Monday, February 3. 1951
Put First Things First
Wednesday night the Student Council began a
long and pains-taking job of approving and
amending a new constitution. The council is to be
commended for the manner in which they ap
proached the problems confronted in the new stat
ute. They seem to realize it is high time to institute
constitution which will last, which will satisfy
the majority of stlde"nts, and under which the
council may govern students to the best of their
It must not be forgotten that ratification of a
constitution is an important; task. And because of
ita importance it seems logical the constitution
would demand a majority of stress and emphasis
during council meetings. This is not the case. We
are fully aware of the fact that the council has
other pressing problems an example is the new
freshman orientation program but we feel such
discussion as should the McCarran act be repealed
and should Nebraska have a fair employment
practices law could be shelved until student prob
lems are solved.
The purpose of the Student Council, as stated In
the proposed constitution, is "to act as the supreme
student governing body." Does this include ming
ling in federal and state politics? True the McCar
ran act and the FEPC bill now before the unicam
eral will effect students. Will that effect Tae as
great as the effect of a new and woikable coun
cil constitution or a concentrated program or
orientation for new students?
Some students are of the opinion that discussion
on such far-reachine disputes is a good course Of
study for politics on a higher level. If politics in
later life is the goal of the present Council, they
should have little trouble reaching it. One of the
primary reasons for public resentment about
"higher level" legislators is the fact that they
never seem to put first things first.
The present Council was set up to be an interim
governing body with no express powers other than
those designated and approved by the faculty. In
fact the sole purpose of the interim Council is to
approve and place before the students a new con
stitution. In lieu of this it would seem the Council
is overstepping its bounds.
After the Council has accomplished the job it
was designated to do, then it may safely play poli
tics with the big boys. After a constitution is put
into order which will give the Council some power,
then it may dwell on world affairs which might
affect the student. But first and foremost it is an
organ of the student government. Why not put
first things first?
A New Theme Song .
It appears that a new era is dawning for Mr.
Freshman, thanks to a far-reaching orientation
plan which will probably go into effect next fall
at the University.
, "It Isn't Fair" easily could have served as the
theme song for Mr. Freshman in past years as thou
sands of his kind all green trudged upon the
campus for the first time.
The University, faced with the rush of matricu
lation and larger enrollments of recent years,
scarcely paid enough attentfon to poor Mr. Fresh
man. It was always the same story. The typical new
comer, during the first semester (more often, the
entire first year), was constantly plagued with a
formidable complex of new questions. However,
he found many of his questions remained unan
swered due to an inadequate orientation program.
Realizing the need for a strengthened and re
Vamped program directed by a collection of re
sponsible personnel, members of the Junior Divi
sion and of Student Council set about to draw up
a new plan. Success was assured by delegates
to the Big Seven Council convention who came
back with all sorts of praise for the idea. Other
schools, they commented, tried the system and
Under the plan, the University could cope with
the freshman's problems employing a very effec
tive mode of attack that is, answering most of
the questions before they are asked.
Every phase of University life will be touched
upon academic, extra-curricular and social. The
neophyte will receive first-hand information from
experts on such subjects as Nebraska tradition,
organizations, activities and customs. Information
which can't be provided in scheduled programs,
will be supplemented in an official Cornhusker
handbook. The primary objective is to help the
student adjust more rapidly to University life and
also to provide more time for consultation with
Perhaps Mr. .Freshman can stop singing the blues
and adopt a more cheerful theme song, "Happy
Days Are Here Again." K. A.
Th BaUy Yivbrafikan will nut print
any InUnra In the wnr without tint
having the mime .of the author of thv
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1 nrh tatter hi written. Howovot, thin
I doe not mean that thr author' name
will ne printed In thr pan". For aomr-onr-
dom not wish to havr hhi naw
following hla tetter, a nnm lie plum may
Religion at NU?
To the editor:
Last week ou printed the let
ter of a Mr. Phil hain who stated,
"The University by its lack 01
mention of religion is denying
If this is the case, why does
the University actively support
the work of the YM and W,
the thirteen student pastors and
six student houses and Religion-in-Life
Sometimes, it is true, Instruc
tors bring their religious beliefs
into the class room. If their
views are pro or con, should
they be denied this right? If so,
the denied would certainly be
losing his freedom of speech
which is one of the soundest
foundations upon which our
democracy is based. Maybe Hain
wishes that all Instructors should
sign a pro-Christian bill as some
at California university have
signed anti-Communist loyalty
oath. If the instructor discribes in
monotheism, and chooses to
preach his doctrine in the class
room, the student should be able
to weigh out the truth and false
hood of these doctrines.
To truthfully believe in Christ,
the student must truthfully be
lieve in his religion and then he
will constantly remember that
"Thy Word is Truth," no matter
how many instructors preach
Hain states, "We have done a
good job making them (class
rooms) religious vacuums." Does
religion belong in the classroom?
If you want to put religion on
the same level with biology, his
tory and any other academic sub
ject, then it does but if you
want to keep your religion on
the sacred and hallowed basis
which it belongs, let's keep re
ligion under the roof of its proper
surrounding and environment. . .
Week's Nevs In Review
Grads Get Deferment
Two events highlighted the
draft news this week. Potential
college graduates got one break
when the selective service -ordered
an essential job deferment
and 18-year-olds were heartened
by a proposal to draft a "foreign
Selective service ordered an
extra 30-day deferment for the
approximate 30,000 college men
who were members of the mid
year graduating classes to ob
tain iobs in essential industries.
; Recent graduates who find jobs
must, show it is essential to
"maintenance of national health,
safety and interest," if they are
to receive further deferment.
The proposed foreign legion
would remove all military de
mands for drafting 18-year-olds.
The foreign legion would be
composed of 18 to 25-year-old
volunteers from behind the iron
The proposal to draft men up
to the age of 30 was rejected.
Anna Rosenberg told the house
arms service committee that it
would not be profitable or eco
nomical to draft men older than
the 19 to 25 draft age group.
U.N. Armv Advances
U.N. troops have driven 20
miles northward during their
Monday the U.S. Eighth army
reported advances up to three
miles along trie 40-mile western
front. In the area north of Su
won, 8,000 gallons of jellied gaso
line were dumped by fighters,
which destroyed 240 buildings
and killed 100 reds.
The famous battleship Missouri
and several rocket ships bom
barded the Korean east coast.
The Eighth army was slowed
down to a walk by 15,000 new
reds which were thrown into the
fight. One spearhead lunged nine
miles north of Suwon, 16 miles
south of Seoul, for the deepest
penetration toward Seoul since
the week-end offensive began.
By the end of the week, U.N.
tanks and infantry smashed with
in eight air miles of Seoul and
the capture of Anyang brought
the South Korean capital within
artillery range. The reds seem
to be pulling back from the al-
l ned .artillery and aerial attacks.
The .communist typhus epi-
, demic and the drop in tempera
ture to 25 below zero after a
thaw will show their results next
'week as the fight continues.
Reds Branded Aggressors
The "Security Council 'has final
ly struck' the Korecn item -off
its agenda. -
A soviet bloc attempted to de
lay for 54 hours a 'vote on the
i United States demand that com
munist China be branded ag
gressor failed. Red China was
established as n aggressor by a
pvote of 44 to 7.
1 The resolution finds that the
i Peking government has "engaged
in aggression in Korea;" affirms
the .U.N. determination to con
tinue to treat Korea as an ag
gressor and asks all nations to
I refrain from helping the -Chinese
Tax Increase Asked
An outline of the biggest tax
j increase in history, reported at
about $16,500,000,000 in two bills,
was presented by President Tru
man to -congressional tax writ
ers. In revealing his pay-as-you-go
plan to finance the huge de
fense effort, Truman made a bid
for bi-partisan support. ,
In a imessage to congress last
Friday, the president .asked them
for a quick $10 billion tax in
crease, the rest to come later.
j The $16 billion jump will be
an overall increase iof about 25
per icent on individuals, a boost
of about $3 billion in corporu-
tion income taxes and another $3
I billion by broadening and in
creasing the .excise tax field, and
' plugging 'Of tax law loopholes.
His program aroused instant and
sharp Republican criticism.
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
flew into Washington Wednes
day to Teport to President Tru
man and congress on his uurvey
i of Europe's will and ability to
oppose communist aggression.
i In his solemn appeal to the
western world, Eisenhower said
the U.S. must unite in the de
fense of Europe against -communism.
It is "essential," he said.
to end- American military units,
but "our major and special con
tribution -should be in the field
of munitions and equipment."
Rail Strike Continues
Hail links between New York
and the rest of the country were
rapidly breaking apart by the
end of last week. The govern
ment applied both legal action
and persuasion in an effort to
end the switchmen's "sick call
strike that is paralyzing the na
tion's rail service ,and crippling
Blood 'Tapping' Easy,
Testifies Coed Donor
Rag Congratulates . .
SEVEN FACULTY MEMBERS for their re
port which would allow partial credit to Uni
versity students who are called to service dur
ing the course of the semester. This report must
be adopted yet by the Faculty Senate. NEBRAS
KA MASQUERS for their excellent staging of
the old time melodrama, "Curse You, Jack Del
ton." The hilarious play was presented four suc
cessive evening to full houses. AG LIVESTOCK
JUDGERS for a fine performance at the Na
tional Livestock show In Denver. The five mem
bers of the team came home with six of the
nine awards given. JOAN HANSON who was
elected president of the Red Cross college unit.
The new executive is one of the hardest work
ers for a unit which has service as its sole
objective. STUDENT COUNCIL for its work
on the proposed constitution. The document, much
easier to understand and better defined than
the old constitution, will probably win quick ap
proval. DON COOPER Husker trackman, who
shattered the Big Seven Indoor pole vault rec
ord and the outdoor mark by soaring 14 feet
4Vi inches. Other trackmen, Dick Meisnerr and
Hobe Jones added two new records to the books
ipectively. The Husker team routed Iowa State
82-22 in a season debut. NEW BUILDERS
BOARD which was named to direct the service
group's activities this year. The five coed mem
bers probably will serve as part of the driv
ing force for "College Days" an outgrowth of
Builders activities. NEW YWCA CAMPUS CAB
INET composed of 26 coeds, who follow a new
program, outlined under four separate but cor
related headings higher edcation, nation and
world, personal growth and Christian heritage.
NEW CORNHUSKER COUNTRYMAN STAFF
which will edit an up-and-coming Ag publication.
"RAG" AND CORN SHUCKS APPOINTEES
who will strive to put out two All American pub
lications this semester. STUDENT UNION for
opening a "keep neat" campaign. The Union
lounge often displaying an array of sundry coats,
scarfs and books now is checked periodically for
items which haven't been turned in at the check
stand. A ten cent fine must be paid before the
item can be returned to its owner.
Not Here .
Several requests have been made indirectly to
The Daily Nebraskan staff for a "Mary Lane"
column. In making these requests, the indivi
duals argued that since they are footing the
costs of publishing the "Rag," they should be
getting the type of story content which they want
and enjoy the most.
No doubt it is true that when the average
newspaper reader picks up a daily edition, he
reads three things: the funnies, the sports page
and the personal or love-lorn problems col
umn. The Daily Nebraskan has neither funnies
nor a column of this sort. Therefore maybe
Daily Nebraskan readers are missing out on this
certain field of reading.
But this "unmarried mothers" and "husband
leaves wife after fifth week of marriage because
of an affair with another woman" stuff does
not belong in a college newspape.
If readers find a desire to read about naughty
15-year-old Mary Ann, they should buy a regular
daily newspaper to find out.
Besides, what would our parents think? g.r.
Two-Way Benefit in YW
Says Past Head. Sue Allen
"Through the organization of
Y we see a two-way process in
that every person who takes part
can both bring something to the
Y and gain something in partici
pation in the organization;" So
said Sue Allen, retiring YWCA
president in her address to the
new officers at their installation
". . .. The development and
growth of members through par-
Take 33 Initiates
Kappa Phi, national club for
Methodist college women, and
Sigma Theta Epsilon, national re
ligious fraternity for Methodist
men, initiated 33 new members
at ceremonies held at St. Paul
Methodist church chapel.
Kappa Phi initiates are: Jona
Brenneman, Deloris Brown, San
dra Daley, Marion Deininger,
Eleanor Flanagln, Ruth Greer,
Shirley Hall, Dorothy Harper,
Verna Hulin, Dorothy McDougal,
Shirley Middleswart, Marjorie
Pape, Patricia Peck, Lois Pierce,
Carolee Ramey, Sharon Reed,
Mary Robinson, Alice Rowe,
Elaine Salisbury, Marion Urbach,
Shirley Wear, Kathleen Wilson.
Sigma Theta Epsilon initiated
Francis Benedict, Daryl Bohl,
William DeBelly, David Hedges,
Maurice Lodwig, James Rodgers,
Lester Smalley, Reed Smith,
ticipation in the program and
activities," she continued, "is
more important than the program
and activities themselves."
Officers installed are: Delores
Lovegrove, president; Miriam
Willey, vice president; Doris
Carlson, secretary; Shirley Rans
dell, treasurer; and Beth Wilkins,
Cabinet members include Aud
rey Floor, heading the student
faculty group under the higher
education plan; Dorothy Gartrell
leading the campus critics group;
Ann Jane Hall, in charge f the
fine arts commission; Ginny
Koehler, supervising the group on
World Organization; Barbara
Mann, heading the current affairs
section; Barbara Hershberger,
conducting the social service
tours; Ruth Sorensen, dealing
with human rights.
Personal Growth Section
Virginia Cummings and Hester
Morrison are leading the personal
growth section; Audrey Rosen
baum, officiating at the senior
commission group; Shirley Coy,
taking charge of camp counsel
ing; Joan Forbes, supervising
community service; Sue Allen,
directing leadership training;
Barbara Young, leading the skep
tics corner; Virginia Cooper, re
sponsible for Comparative Re
ligions; Kathy Dill, directing the
Worship Workshop; Mary Sidner,
leading the section concerned
with Common Beliefs for a World
I A, B, AB, O does this sound
l like -an albhabct drill? It isn't.
1 These letters denote blood groups.
' Just like color, there is a certain
letter, A, B, AB, or O, that is best
suited to each person.
Ginny Cooper found this out
when she gave the Veterans's
hospital a call a couple months
ago. When she received the
"Okay, come ahead" sign, she
went out to have her blood typed.
After that, the hospital ignored
Ginny for quite a while.
One evening, shortly after din
ner, she received a call to come
out quick. Her type was needed
for an elderly man whose stomach
had been partially removed. Rat
Just Finished Dinner
Despite the warnings that
fainting spells and dizzy streaks
were in store for her, she rushed
out. Although -she had jirst
downed her dinner, one of the
"mustn'ts" before such -a process,
Ginny shrusged that off too.
When she arrived, three other
people were waiting in the same
small room to which she had been
directed. Emergency? You bet!
The doctor fired a barrage of
questions. Ever had tuberculo
sis? Diabetes? Have you been
in the hospital during the last
Following this loyalty test, Gin
ny was directed to iie on a des
ignated table, similar to those
doctors use for examining pa
tients. Then The Needle
First came the novocaine shot.
Then came that monster of a hol
low needle used for blood-draining.
The red, runny stuff flowed
slowly through a tube into a bot
tle on the floor. A technician
stood by, intermittently agitating
the bottle to keep that life-giving
formula from coagulating.
Although it was quite a sensa
tion to lie there and watch her
own life blood drip into a bottle,
Ginnv asserts that it certainly
didn't take anything out of her
"It was most painless," she says,
"it had no effect on me at all."
"In fact," she added, "I sat up
almost immediately afterwards."
Since the little pamphlet rec-
Clem Vest, Philip
Better Get Him Quick, Gals:
Cues, Tips on Man-Hunting
By Marylou Luther
According to the Howard College Crimson, "A
new fad has hit the University campus. Instead of
being plnmates, itis strictly the latest thing in
love affairs for a couple to be cuff-mates. To
become 'cuffed' the only thing a fellow needs to
have is a pair of dime-store police handcuffs
which he and his girl sport together."
Although this "fad" hasn't reached the mans
movement stare (I hadn't even heard of It) here's
some timely advlee for those who want to ret
"cuffed" for life.
And if you're over 25, you'd better be quick
Such is the advice of marriage experts, after
tudylng marriage prcdicltion statistics.
So if you're in the market for a man, stay away
from Pasadenu, Calif., in particular and larger
cities In general. For you see, a tttudy of sex ra
tios reveals that while In Nevada there are 125
males per 100 females, Pasadena's ratio is only
79 per 100.
Prospect are dim In urban areas as a whole
where the proportion of men to women is 96
to 100. If you don't want to be an old maid,
then, stay on the farm where there are 112
men for every 100 women.
Since statistics studies by the experts show
that only nine per cent of men want their
mate to have more education "than they them
selves have had, the girl who gets a college de
gree automatically limits the frield from which
she can pick a mate. And not only has she nar
rowed her field of prospects, but she also has
spent four years in college hen she could have
been "man hunting."
As for the woman who postpones marriage be
cause of a career, (he had better resign herself
to spinsterhood. Statistics applicable to her show
that of 100 women 25 years old, 75 eventually will
marry. But of 100 women 35 years old, 25 will
marry. And of 100 women 45 years old, only "10
But there's always hope In any situation. So
If your predicament makes it appear spinster
hood is inevitable, get set for the future by read
ing the book, "How To Live Alone and Like It."
Of Rodeo Group
The University Rodeo associa
ation will meet for the purpose
of discussing their constitution
Tuesday at 7:30 p. m. in the Ag
Rex Coffman, president of the
newly formed club, said all in
terested parties are urged to at
tend. Many points of difficulty
are yet to be ironed out, he
Entertainment will be fur
nished by Lee Messersmlth and
guitar, several western selec
tions to be sung.
Jhn. mJif. ThibhaAliarL
Intercolleg iale Press
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Monday, Feb. 5.
Anyone Interested in working
for Corn Shucks report to
'Shucks office, 4 p. m.; If un
able to attend contact Vern
Davidson (2-3094) or report to
'Shucks office between 3 and 5
Tuesday, Feb. 6.
Red Guidon meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Motor Truck lab.
Wednesday, Feb. 7.
ASAE business meeting, 7:30
p. m., room 313, city Union. Note
change of place.
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Sweet, isn't she?
My, how wt both
enjoy those -deli-ciou
T O X) T S I E
them yourself. At
all randy counters.
ViMfrlVrWMI'',' ' ' WW
ommended that the donor drink
plenty of liquid after the dona
tion, Ginny received a glass of
milk ior her efforts. In other
hospitals, the reward ranges all
the way from orange juice to red
punch. During the war, a few
sandwiches were thrown in for
variety along with the beverage.
This idea off being "tapped"
like a Georgia pine tree may
sound silly to some people. Just
tht same, remember how bad they
need the sap over there. This
way, you can project yourself
onto the battlefields of Korea and
enjoy your dwn cozy room at the
house or dorm at the same time.
Where could you find, a better
setup, with $25 to go on besides?
Donor requirements are simple.
You have to be over 18, in good
health, weight over 100 pounds,
and not have a cold at the time
of the tapping. If you're mar
ried and under 21, -you'll need a
permit from your parents. 'Warn
ing! Don't eat e?gs, meat, or
fatty foods during the four hour
period before your donation.
If you measure up to these
standards, give the Vet's hospi
tal a ring.
Monday, Feb. 5.
Builders' meeting, room 3, 4
p. m.; Building committee meet
ing, room 3, 5 p. m.
Thursday, Feb. 8.
Handicraft class, room 110, 1
Friday, Teb. 9.
Square dance, Gym, 7 p. m.
Sunday, Feb. 11.
Film: "Street With Uo "Name!,
Lounge, 4 p. m.
Spmeial for relative,
aumtithnarU, ffinid frimd
Goldenrod Stationery Store
215 North 14th Street
ViTt '4tT" nav- ..,
ri Mtmdtm lit
OUthtmm AIM CmUlf
Still ill, Okttkmt
Meeting the gang to discuss a quia
a date with the campus queen
or just killing time between clasaea
Brooks Student Store at Still
water, Oklahoma is one of the fa
vorite gathering spots ior student
at Oklahoma A & M 'College. At
Brooks Student Store, as in college
campus haunts everywhere, a frosty
Lottie of Coca-Cola is always otij -hand
for the pause that refreshes .
Aikjor it sithtr way ..... both
tradi-ntarks nttan the tame thing.
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COCB COLfl BOTTLING COMPANY TJF LINCOLN, NEDBlinKa
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