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THE DAILY NEBPASKAN
Wednesday,. February 7, 1951
Beginning of Lent . . .
Today we enter again that gracious time of the
year known as Lent. We urge you to survey care
fully your devotional life and, more specifically,
your church attendance during this period.
What is Lent?
It is the period of days set aside for fasting in
commemoration of the suffering of Christ. Since
the 7th Century, this period has included the forty
days, exclusive of Sundays, befor Easter.
But is that all it is?? Is it just a span of days,
however closely thoae days may be connected
with life's supreme triumph. Is it merely a period
of penitence and preparation through acts of self
denial? It has been called the gateway to Easter.
Is it merely that? Is it only preparation for
No, Lent is more, and what's more, the very
word itself tells us, for the old Anglo-Saxon,
word, Lenct, means Spring.
What is Lent?
Lent is in truth a spiritual Spring. Any sensi
tive person knows that the soul of man has sea
sonal cycles; seasons of bleakness, of barrenness,
of cold darkness; seasons of renewing, of fruitful
ness, of warning hope. We need Spring, just as it
seems that Winter has settled with frightening
permanence on the life of us all.
Lent is the season of repentance, when plough
shares go deep in the soil, breaking furrows to
receive new seed. Lent is the season of decision,
when ficic'.s are plante.1. weeded, cultivated. Lent
is the season of awakening, when leaden skies
open into vistas of blue, when the Sun calls forth
to new life the sleeping seeds of Goodness.
Lent is at least this. And if we would have it so,
by the plentiful of our Christian gospel, it can
means so much more and even a spiritual renais
sance for which the whole world is yearning.
We enter today this gracious period. Again we
urge you to survey carefully your devotional
life, your church attendance, indeed your every
approach to this appealing period, that you might
find guidance into and through it.
Hope for Good Vision
Once upon a time there was a little gangster. He
traveled all over the country committing his rob
beries and burglaries. But one time he ventured
into the borders of the state of Nebraska where he
met his doom. For his chief method of get-aways
was to get in a "borrowed" car and take-off. But
in Nebraska, 1950, he no sooner got outside the city
limits when he was spotted and identified by a
patrol car, overtaken and thrown in jail. What was
the clue? The license plate of course.
For the authorities knew the license number,
were watching for it and found it. This was in
1950. The scene is now 1951, the criminal escapes
from jail in a stolen car, zooms by the patrol
while the confused patrolmen fumble with binoc
ulars in hopes of eventually reading the license
The author of Friday's Lettertip in The Daily
Ncbraskan condemning Nebraska's new license
plates was quite emphatic in her criticism of them.
She hopes the state legislature will "junk this
new, confusing, uncomprehensible, expensive sys
tem." She is particularly literal when she defined
the new plates as "uncomprehensible."
Of course once you get it branded into your
head that the letter preceding any number on the
plate stands for the county from which the car
comes and that if there are two letters it means
simply that there is more than one county begin
ning with the original letter. Then ,of course, you
gradually realize that the 1950 county number
which preceded the dash on the "outdated" plates
no longer exists. This eliminates some of the con
fusion. Then you must grasp the fact that letters
following the digits are not to further identify the
county letters which precede the numbers. These
represent 1,000, 2,000. 3,000 and so on with "A"
connotating 1,000. The numbers squeezed between
the alphabet represent any other part of the num
ber belonging to the original. Of course you soon
learn about the exceptions.
For example, Omaha cars are not preceded by
"D" for Dodge or O for Omaha, but rather "X."
It is quite easy to understand just why Omaha
was given "X."
However, if you have 2020 vision plus and the
eye specialist will guarantee no glasses for at least
a year, or if you have five minutes to watch the
car in front of you before it passes out of sight,
or if your glasses have hidden binoculars enclosed
in the lenses, you'll fare alright with the new
If you don't have these qualities, at least you can
hope that Scottsbluff and Gage county residents
are resting peaceably now at night. If none of these
remedies suffice may we suggest purchasing a bi
cycle? j. k.
Symphony of Satire Program
Presents World Hit Parade
By Marylou Luther
Rag Staff Incompetent
To the Editor:
With every change in the staff
of The Daily Nebraskan, the
readers anxiously await the first
edition, only to be confronted by
a newly appointed group of in
To many of the .Students on the
campus, the so-called gossip col
umn attracts great interest.
"Comedy of Errors" is enjoyable,
however, only to the greac num
ber of egotists who bask in the
limelight of publicity. One could
get a better view of what's going
on around campus by sitting un
der a test tube in Avery lab at
three o'clock in the morning. And
a novel experience can be had
by picking up the "Rag" only to
discover that one's date for Fri
day night is stepping out with
"another woman" on Saturday
Perhaps my tastes are warped,
but what possible interest can
the fact that "What were Joe and
Sue giggling over in the back
booth at Dirty Earl's Tuesday
morning?" hold for the average
student? If it is necessary to
print this type of trivia, why not
tell us the answers to these "per
Of greater import perhaps is
the fact that an enterprising
young girl spent the entirety of
Sunday afternoon drinking beer
in Roca, or that Bill kissed Sally
on their first date on the steps
of the dorm.
As for myself, and I hope that
I speak for the greater number
of thinking students on this cam
pus, I feel that the gossip col
umn would be of some worth
if it revealed the important so
cial events of the different or
ganizations who was there,
something about the decorations
and theme and perhaps a bit of
"dark corner" spice.
But tomorrow when I pick up
the worthless piece of journalism
known as the "Rag," and per
haps of best use as such, I ex
pect to feel complete disgust at
the "Comedy of Errors," as it
has been so aptly named,.
The situation should be reme
Editor's note "Bored" has two
alternatives either to send in
suggestions or to quit reading
By Rex Messersmith
Luck is not with the judging
teams on campus I guess! Ugly
rumor has it that there may not
be a crops judging contest next
year. If the world situation
keeps as it is, there is a big
chance of that happening. That
will be something for those fel
lows out for the team to look
The crops judgers are not the
only ones having trouble finding
a place to compete. Seems as
how the head of the Animal
Husbandry department has is
sued an ultimatum to the effect
that there will be no livestock
judging team going to Fort
Worth next year. What a shame!
Looks to me like this team rep
resents the University in the
field of Agriculture on the same
scale that any athletic team does
in the field of sports, so why
must this ban come? Is it be
cause this year's team didn't get
the same breaks as they did at
But, a mere mortal does not
know just how much any sort of
activities will be carried on if
things progress as they do now.
The Rodeo club finally got its
constitution ratified. 1 would
like to wager that this group can
do a great deal for promotion
of the A rnllpsrp, not to men
tion the service rendered to the
Farmer's Fair board. Time will
tell what these cowboys will do
along the line of inducing ranch
boys to attend Ag and along the
line of putting on a good show
come the 28th of April.
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ARCII-VILLAINESS The audience at "Curse You, Jack Dalton,"
displays response by nissing at xne entrance oi the arch-villamess,
Anna Elvarado, played by Lois Nelson, with obvious relish. Pop
corn and peanut shells showered the villainess as she entered.
Lovers Remorseful . . .
ft v- V ; ? t
him itl itmMMi
THE LOVIiRS Hero JacK Dalion, portrayed by Turn Stmipfig. i3
filings I overcome with pity after hearing his sweetheart, Bertha Rlair,
Just a reminder that
closp Saturday for rill those ! ,-,i.-,vpH Iw rhrist.ine PhilliDS tell of her remorseful past. The au-
wishing to enter in the Junior , dience does not seem to share Jack's sorrow during this supposedly
Ak-Sar-Ben. Remember, file in tear-jerking scene.
Koom 2uo ot Animal Husbandry j
hall for beef cattle, sheep and
Some of the chords (and discords) in the world
medley already have a striking resemblance to at
least the titles of a few top tunes past and pres
ent. It is natural then, that any world "hit parade"
would become something more than a symphony of
While the titles may not always seem to har
monize and there may be some sour notes, it might
be well to remember that's also the case in world
Now let's look at some of the musical notes:
On the International Scene.
"That's My Desire" Stalin on Korea.
'Happy Talk" United Nations sessions.
"Always True To You In My Fashion'
Tito to Stalin.
"Too Darn Hot" Germany.
"Red Sails in the Sunset" Chiang Kai
shek in Formosa.
"There are Such Things" Peace.
"I'm Beginning to See the Light" The
"One Meat Ball" A sign of the times.
On the National Scene.
"Sam's Song" The draft board's sonata.
"Temptation" The hoarder's' theme song.
"Why Can't You Behave?" Truman to his
"Holiday for Strings" Government regu
lations and red tape.
"That Old Black Magic" Ralph Bunche.
"Everybody Knew But Me" Truman on
"It's Been A Long, Long Time" "Ike Eis
enhower. "Are These Really Mine?" Truman to
"Whispering" Some senators after 20
hours of filibustering.
AU Nebraska 'Annie Oakleys'
EVmible lor WAA Rifle Club
Council in Vacuum
To the Editor:
I am happy to see that the
Student Council is working in
such a constructive manner on
the important task of develop
ing a new constitution under
which they may effectively gov
ern the student body. It is high
time that the Council is organ
ized on a permanent rather than
on an interim basis.
At the same time, however, it
hardly seems logical that while
work proceeds on the new con
stitution, all other business
should be shelved. The Coun
cil cannot operate in a vacuum
it must deal with current
proolems as well as plan for the
future. Among these current
problems are such things as the
fate of ISA on the campus and
! the plan for a coordinated Fresh
i man Orientation Week. The
! Council has found the time and
Annie Oakley stalled it. Wom
en have Lccn learning ever since. ;
They just hit the Lulleyc! Rifle
club las used this motto since it
was first organized in VJ'l'.i.
Twenty girls banded together
to form 'the first Rifle club. The
Women's Alii!'ie association
purchased three lightweight rifles
fur the group so coeds could
leain to 'shoot kneeling, fitting,
and standing as well as prone.
The vh Is were ;ven instruction
by some of the isien in the mili
tary department and other men
interested in shooing. WAA still
sponsors the hi oup.
During its second year of or
ganization, Iiille (lull won 27 out
(if ;j.'J intercollegiate matches.
Two giils iir,eij.'eii crack shots
with t.vcn.g(s ot ')'',. The .--hooting
matches with other schools in
1K24 oid )ot come out. as well.
Nebraska shot their way to eight
victories but sutieied 11 defeats.
The Mghest For of the M-.isori
was recorded as 'iH!5. The scorers
arrived at this figure by taking
the ten highest averages of the
Later, inter-collegiate matches
for women were banned. The
I tournament later in the season.
The girls keep right on hitting
fh Hiilicfivn nnH hpcnmintJ am-
'ateur marksman. Some of them i energy to deal with these mat
Ihave graduated from the prone j ters. However, all things which
nsitinn nnH ran nnw hnnt knepl-I touch our lives both now and
i Ps,i teH tn intei-clnh ! inir nr standing It takes nractice 1 in the future by no means
and eood iudement. Anv Eir in-i originate only on tne
swine. All you University coeds
who have a yen for riding must
file in this same office before
Feb. 19. If you don't have
your own norses, a limited
number can be obtained but, as
most people know, a horse and
rider who are accustomed to
each other will make a better
showing than a pair who are
The armed forces draft
young men was much in evi
dence as the Nebraska Rural
Youth organization opened its
two-day conference at Ag col
lage last Friday. According to
Guy R. Davis, state Rural Youth
leader at the University, about
20 per cent of the young men in
the organization have been
There are approximately 3,000
members in the state now. and
plans are underway for groups
in eight more counties. Discus
sions on "Officering Your Meet
ing" and on parliamentary pro
cedure were part of the program.
Kenneth Wagner and Joan
Harrison, both of Lincoln, were
presented with awards: Friday
for being the state's 4-H cham
pion boy and girl with Holstein
dairy projects by the Nebraska
Alpha Zeta is working on
plans for a proposed "Ag Coun
cil" which Mould be the govern
ing body on Ag with representa
tion from the entire ramnus
through the departmental clubs.
This really looks like something
that is worth while. Let's gt
terested has a chance to learn.
intramural and postal shooting
contests. The latter contest in
volves competition with other
schools. The averages are com
puted and the schools exchange
scores. The highest score wins.
Rifle club disbanded when the
second World War started. The
group was reorganized in 1947.
The purpose of the' club was to
learn the fundamentals of shoot
ing the meenanies or a riiie.riie.y The phj Beta Kappa Key was
began prone shooting. In 1948, aw;irded to 14 new members at!
membeiship totaled 129. a djnnet. meeting at 6 p. m. Tues- I
Membership Open. j day in the Union.
The membership now is ap- Boyd Carter, vice president of i
proximately 25. The club is open j the chapter, presided at the meet
for new members. Club members ing and presented the keys. Car
are instructed by Sergeant Kis- ter has been in charge of the af
sack The military department j fairs of the chapter since Presi-
lurmshes the idles. Each girlident Harold Manter received ai
huvs her own ammunition at one ' Fulbright scholarship and sailed1,
cent a round Charlotte Duff is for New Zealand to conduct re
in,, i.-.rnltv ennnsor. Mo V Mi ll- M-'ai en
... i ;,.'T;fi.i iW iiroififnt a! !
present the only officer
Freshmen may have been a for
gotten group (as was stated in
an editorial in the Febr. 5th
Daily Nebraskan, but in many
ways so, also are the members
of minority groups who are dis
criminated against in student,
and later, in professional em
ployment. Such matters as the
state Fair Employment Prac
tices bill ami the McCarren Act
will affect our students in im
portant ways. "These matters
cannot be shelved until the con
stitutional problems are ironed
out for by that time the Coun
cil will have lost important op
portunities to act in behalf of
the students it represents.
Presumably, one of the pur
poses of student government is
the training not so much of fu-
behind this movement, what do
Smoking has become quite a
campus. ! problem at Kansas State college.
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Did you know that the chem
ical engineering department over
in Avery Lab is caoable of brew
ing a little mountain moonshine?
1 Well, don't be aghast, Decause
0f ' it hasn't been tried yet. But just
tninK ot an mat equipment sums
The big still and numerous
vats that could be so valuable if
put to the "right" use have quite
another use. It seems that the
equipment's main function is to
train budding chemical engi
neers. The boys over there don't lack
any initiative, though. One enter
prising group of students is try
ing to get some aspirin made in
time for the finals this semester.
Another group of enterprising
students decided to make them
selves a coat rack. They scoured
all the hidden corners of the
building for enough pipe to build
it, set it up around a pillar, and
stepped back to admire their
work. Then they found they had
built it around one of the main
pillars of the building and had
to take it down.
Another group hopes to make
enough ethylene-glycol to save
the expense of buying anti
freeze next winter.
So there you have it men, are
we going to do something about
it or are we going to let the ad
ministration get away with wast-
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ridprl rreenllv that something
must be done to stop unauthor- ' or members, we're not cops."
Under the terms of the student
I constitution, the student council
! is responsible for enforcing
; smoking regulations, but the
j members do not wish to person
: ally act against smoking. As they
i expressed it. "Whether officers
JOHN WAYtst in
"FATHERS WILD GAME"
tore politicians as of citizens.
Abroad in the Land," was the What better way to accomplish
of the topic of the talk given by Lane! this purpose than to realize that
Lancaster, political science pro- j we are citizens, not only of the
Hide dub meets every Friday j lessor ai uie unvnny. -'- ' campus, out also oi tne wider
in the Military and Naval Sci-j caster returned to the University j state( national, and international
ence shooting gallery between 4 this year after a three-year j communities and to recogniz.e
and 6 p. m. The girls will begin jleave of absence. He served at!our r0SponsjMiities in these com-
luh tournaments on Feb. lis. !aie universi y dim munitie.s
WAA may sponsor an intramural ; sity of California
curing inese ycaia.
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J.iiin KniPKir. Tom lllrhf
(.Ifiin I'...M-ninlt. KiHh Rovrnond,
Jin-mi? I.arnar, "" Oortun
Albert Herman, Dorothy Kurth,
Marylou Luther, Richard McDon
ald, John Mills, Charles H.
Newell, Jr., John O'Neal, Peter
M. Peterson, Fritz Picard, Nancy
Porter, Susan Reed, and Dan Lee
Eligible for membership from
the junior class are students who
are in arts and sciences main
taining a 90 average. Eligible
ir: from the senior class are stu
dents, elected from tne upper ten
per cent of the class.
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James S. Bh-ckman. assistant
professor of engineering mechan
ics at the University, will be the
'.'.'jatf iianisaii! featured speaker at a meeting
... i"'K nm , tne American Society or l-ivii
' 'w"!;. Engineers tonight at 7:30 p. m.
; He will discuss hte construc-
ivd n-itii'iiin'i, tion ofconcrete forms and par-
i!i iifirhcni h ticularly those used in architec
V. ' i.'.t ViiHiitural projects. Blackman was
To Address AIA
Walter Wilson will speak to
the rtudent association chapter of
the American Institute of Archi
tects on r ehr. 7 at 8 p.m. in Room
225, Burnett hall.
Mr. Wilson is u Lincoln archi
tect and a member of the Asso
ciated Auditorium Architects,
which is the group responsible
for the proposed Lincoln Munici
pal auditorium. He will discuss
issue with the group and answer
questions about the discussion.
The Student AIA will hold a
regular business meeting before
the program. Refreshments will
be served. Any student interested
is invited to attend the meeting
and participate in the discussion.
formerly employed by the Port
land Cement corporation before
he came to the University.
Theer will be a short business
meeting and refreshments will
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