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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Wednesday, February 14, 1951
Our Steadfast Goal .
When the first issue of The Daily Nebraskan
came out in October, 1892, its editors declared,
"The Nebraskan does not stand for any single
faction or class, but for the whole university."
Today, through 59 years of succeeding editors,
the "Ragn has supported this policy. Through
years which saw the "Rag" stumble, falter and
rise to greater heights in its attempts to serve
the students of the University, the "Rag" has
held steaafastly to this goal.
Why does a student newspaper need a goal?
Why cannot it simply record the doing and hap
penings on campus without expressing itself in
its editorial columns, without "spouting off" here
and praising there? Part of the answer to this
question lies in the very first editorial which
the "Rag" published. In the October, 1892 edi
tion the following editorial appeared:
"Steps should be immediately taken to adopt
other college colors. Over 31 colleges in the
United States have old gold. Many others
have orange or some shade of yellow. It is
especially desirable to change beore the foot
ball games, as Iowa, and Missouri both have old
gold and it will be difficult to distinguish Ne
braskans. Let us adopt, if possible, some color
characteristic of the state, and though it is a
sunny state, let it be something besides yellow.
. . . The Nebraskan will publish in the next issue,
any suggestions that may be received."
In the Nebraskan issue, directly following this
editorial, a short item was printed which proved
the success of this alert editor's action. It fol-
Dillard H. Gates wrote in ths
column yesterday criticizing quite
"Nebraskans now have new school colors to Nebraskan and quite a number of
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replslce the old gold of former years. University
students unanimously assented to the change.
Nebraska's school colors will hereafter be Scar
let and Cream." A better choice could not be
When we support such organizations as Build
ers or Red Cross, we do it not because they are
"friends of ours," but because we genuinely be
lieve that such organizations and groups do much
for our campus and are worthwhile to the place
where they deserve support. When we blast the
faction, or professors who take their time about
sending in grades or refuse to cooperate with a
teachers rating system, we do it not because of
our personal prejudices.
Maybe our campaigns are futile, useless. Maybe
they are not representative of the majority of
the student body. Maybe we do make mistakes.
Perhaps in the past five years we hace not sup
ported the projects and ideas which the major
ity of University students consider worthwhile.
Perhaps our editorials this year will never equal
the editorial in The Daily Nebraskan's first issue,
the editorial which brought action on and changed
the school colors to our long-revered Scarlet
But at least our intentions are just as great.
We have tried in the past and will try in the
future to uphold and continue the policies of
Daily Nebraskan editors in the past, and this shall
be our guide: to not stand for any single fac
tion or class, out for the whole University, g.t.
Why Dislike It
Not very long, a University student, speak
ing to a Lincoln organization about the McCar
ran act, was asked by a member of the audience
if communists liked the act. Without thinking,
the speaker later realized the mistake. Why should
the communists dislike the act?
The McCarran act requires all communists to
register with the attorney general. In Tuesday's
Daily Nebraska Letterip column, one reader
asked "why not make the communists register?"
First, is a person already is a known commu
nist, why register? Registration will not dis
close to the public or to the government anything
they do not already know. Secondly, if a person
is communist secretly what incentive does the
McCarran act offer to him to sign his name to
a list which will restrict his activities. If com
munists already are underground, as the writer
claimed, why will the McCarran legislation emerge
them? Actually it will drive them further un
derground. Lenin himself has said: "It is neces
sary ... to use any ruse, cunning, unlawful
method, evasion, or concealment of truth" in or
der to reach the goal. Certainly a mere legisla
tive act will not flaunt them.
The writer said that Americans are not be
coming hysterical, but only opening their eyes.
What Americans need to open their eyes to is
the mass hysteria fear that they have allowed
to engulf them. If Americans "are preparing to
act to keep the United States for what it was
intended to be a democracy " then we must
not fear ideas for they have strengthened us.
If we were true Americans, we would oppose
signing loyalty oaths and their accomplices be
cause we would realize that thereon lies one
step toward denial of the liberties which made
Now is one time for Americans to think sanely
not fear panicy.
Students Have 67 Hours
Of Leisure Time Each Week
JBy Mary Lou Luther
By Marjlou Luther
What do you do with your 67 extra hours each
Let's assume that the average student attends
classes 15 hours per week, that he spends two
hours studying for every hour he carries, and
that he sleeps eight hours every night.
Everyone knows, of course, that most students
carry at least 18 hours, study 54, and sleep 84.)
On the basis of this assumption, Joe College has
4,020 leisure minutes every week. Where does
he spend these two and three-fourths days?
persons who have given much
thought to the problem of com
munist registration. These under
criticism, Mr. Gates not among
them, believe that the McCarran
act requiring all communists to
register is un-American. Gates
believes the act is American and
he has a fair argument. After all,
wnar is or is not -American is
hard to define, even by our instructors.
But hear me out. I was very
fortunate to be able to attend a
meeting early this week at which
the Kt. Rev. M. M. Coady, direc
tor of extension, St. Francis
Xavier University, Nova Scotia,
was the main speaker. He is an
elderly gentleman well versed in
the present as well as the age
old social problems, their philo
sophical aspects and the psycho
logical problems involved.
He said many of our problems
in the world today are brought
around to this one. That is, the
problem of fooling the people. If
we retrospect for a while, we can
easily clarify that.
Colgate dental cream has a
definite selling point that smile
of health. Though microbiologists
tell us we can not completely
rid ourselves of micro-organisms
in our mouth no matter what
tooth paste we use.
Communists have a definite
front in China and Korea land
reform. Superficial as it is, but
it looks good when you are being
taxed to the point of starvation.
Even fraternal organizations
on campus have a definite attrac
tion television sets. Though
many people doubt their worth
in any house of learning.
It has been said people and na
tions rise to greatness but do no:
show their greatness until they
start downhill. And on the way
down we say, "Oh, you never
looked better in your life." Such
rot you must agree.
Now if we can bring these il
lustrations to bear on the prob
lem of whether or not to require
the registration of communists.
If we allow ourselves to be
lieve that any efficient and loyal
communist party member would
without force weaken himself in
this country by allowing his
name to be attached to the word,
"Communism," we are fooling
ourselves. He's too smart, he'll
work under false name as a front.
But by compiling a list of a few
communists probably not espe
cially loyal or active party mem
bers, and thereby up our list as
being the official "thing" then
we would be fooling the people.
Fooling the people, that's what
By Rex Messersmith
'Follies' Skits Show
Coed Humor, Talent
By Ann Gllllff an.
Ever since Eve received top
billing for her apple act in the
garden, with Adam acting as
straight man, women have been
trying to get in the act. They re
Spring has sprung and the time m t . t t . t the act and
Hoar urhan oil A rr inllairA man'c - " O v" O
is near when all Ag college men's
fancy turns to (no you're
wrong) it's the 1951 Jr. Ak-Sar-
Saturday is the
signing up for
swine, cattle or
sheep, so all
you guys or
gals who are
right over to
Room 208 in
Seems to me
that those per
that are to
the communists are doing in events from a coed riding contest
China and Korea. We would be I to dancing horses.
will have a chance to their "claim
to fame" Feb. 27 Coed Follies
Upon gazing into the crystal
ball for a look at the past, we see
that the winning skit in 1940 por
trayed the perfect pledge-active
relationship. Six pledges, dressed
in short white satin dresses, woke
three actives, helped them get off
to class, comforted them over
downs, approved their boyfriends,
and congratulate them over pin
nings. humorous note wass added
by the careful rearrangement of
the appearance of the actives as
they came back from their dates.
Another skit contained chorus
cirls eailv wavine their lees to
awarded would lure even the : Union. Another portrayed the in
busiest lass Or laddie to come On ' riisnpnsihilitv nf tV, nnwrinpr
out to show in this big event. puff. Coeds walked up and down
As you all know, it is to be; the aisles, accompanied by "oo"s
held in the Coliseum at the State
fairgrounds this year where there
are exactly 2,980 available seats.
Now that will seat quite a few
people and with the weather on
our side it is hoped that we can
fill the place to overflowing.
Wouldn't it be a thrill to show
an animal before all those people?
The show is not all that the
Block and Bridle club has
planned for that weekend of
March 17. The night before there
will be a big barbecue and square
dance in the Ag Activities build
And this is to be no regular
barbecue!! How can one turn
down the thought of barcecued
ham along with the rest of the
menu usually to be found at such
Ticket prices for the barbecue
include the square dance. In
other words the meal ticket stub
will admit the holders into the
Now hear this! Now hear this!
The show ticket prices have
not gone up with inflation. It will
cost only 90 cents for adults, 65
cents for students and 35 cents
for children under 12. Just con
sider a movie costs 65 cents and
if the shows of the past years
are any indication this will be
just as food as a movie.
But the showmanship contest
is only a small part of the pro
gram planned for this big an
nual event. The evening will be
loaded with all sorts of special
University women in the fresh
man or sophomore class who are
interested in serving their coun
try but who wish to complete
their college education are urged
to apply for Naval Reserve Of
Two women from the Univer
sity will be selected from ap
plicants in the Naval Air re
serve and will be required to at
tend one week-end meeting a
month during the school year and
go through a six week training
program in the summer.
At the time of their gradua
tion these women will be com
missioned officers of the rank of
ensign in the Supply corps of the
Naval Reserve and will be called
to active duty only in time of a
and "ah"s from the audience,
modeling the latest spring fash
ions. Instead of our version of the
Typical Nebraska Coed, a best
dressea girl was chosen tu reign
over the evening's -rterta'.-..-Tient.
In 1941, the cunain avi cup
was presented for tne firs lime.
The winning skit was a pantomine
of a study hall where a peldge
shed tears over her latest love. A
trio furnished the continuity, and
a telegraph boy ended the skit
happily by singing the boy's love.
"Variety is the spice of life
was proved in the 1947 follies.
The first place skit was "As You
Like It" and evidently the
judges did! The wiggles and
shakes of a French dream when
"ouing" Fifi professed to be
"drunk with love" brought that
skit second place. Another skit
showed the best calendar to have
in your room those blustery
nights, and still another was a
take-off on AWS "bored" mem
bers. Even the microphone jumped
in appreciation of the slanteyed
beauty in a Chinese act which
proved it more profitable to travel
east, not west.
The winning skit of '48 fea
tured a bride who was looking for
the right flowers to wear at her
wedding and was presented with
several varieties girl represent
ing orchids, roses, and daisies.
One skit feaured old-fashioned
bathing suits from 1880 to 1948
the '48 version was strapless.
"In spring a young man's fancy
turns to thoughts of " but it
won't work because he can't
come to Coed Follies. However,
that doesn't stop him from trying.
In past year, suspicious looking
females found that the years of
"fizz ed' 'the coeds are required
to take doesn't go in vain as tey
were quietly thrown down the
Union stsps. Any judo instnrtor
would have been proud of the
little (?) ladies.
Ivy Day Corn
The requirements for appli- i nfinne I L-!ix
cants are: they must be 18 years
old; be in good physical condi
tion and be a University fresh
man or sophomore.
This program will in no way
interfere with the woman's col
Interested persons should con
tact Lt. R. T. George of the Naval
Reserve at the public information
office at the Naval Air station,
Lincoln municipal airport.
If his last name "begins with S he probably
spends most of his time on "pressing matters."
For from Saad to Sziksxoy the S's are the neat
est students on campus.
No, it isn't because the word soap begins with
S. And it isn't because the words suds or scrub
It's because a survey of six cleaning establish
rnts here reveals that week in, week out there
are more clothes under the S category than any
other letters of the alphabet.
Here's to more suds in your I's!
Rubey to Speak
To Sigma Xi
Train at Ag College
To Visit Campus
A representative from the
Vogue pattern company will
speak to the Home Economics
club Thursday afternoon at 5
p.m. The meeting will be held in
the social room of the home eco
The speaker will address the
members on "The new trends in
fashion." A question and answer
period will follow. Anyone who
is interested in finding out the
coming styles should be on hand
Thursday at 5 p.m.
Mr. William W. Rubey, United
States geologist, will speak to Sig
ma Xi, national research society, j
Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Morrill
Hall auditorium. His lecture is
entitled "The Development of the
Ocean and the Atmosphere."
Dr. Rubey will discuss develop
ment and chemical composition
of sea water and atmosphere. Sev
eral lines of evidence will be giv
en, which indicate that the his
tory of the earth's air and water
must be closely related to that of
This lecture is part of a tour
arranged by the distinguished
lecture committee of the Ameri
can Association of Petroleum
It is sponsored by the Univer
sity department of geology joint
ly with the University chapter of
Sigma Xi. Dr. Rubey will speak
before 37 local societies from To
ronto, Canada to Los Angeles.
Dr. William W. Rubey received
his geological training at Univer
ity of Missouri, John Hopkins
University, and YaJe. From 1922
to 1924, Dr. Rubey was an in
structor in geology at Yale.
He has been associated with the
United States Geological survey
ince 3924 and is now Research
Geologist for the survey. He is
the immediate past president of
the Geological Society of America.
Four potential supervisors of
dairy neara improvement asso
ciations in Nebraska are in train
ing this week at the University's
Extension Dairyman C. W. Nib
ler said the men are being trained
in the latest techniques of super
vising associations. The trainees
Dale Jacobson, Glenn Hen-
drickson, J. W. Effam and Law
Cosmopolitan Club meeting,
7:30 p.m., Room 316; Dr. Held to
speak on "The Heatland in Ac
tion." Alpha Kappa Psi meeting in
Union, 7:15 p.m.
Union craft shop will be oper
from 7 to 9 pjn. in Union base
Pre-Orchesis meeting at 5 p.m
in urant Memorial. Second sem
ester officers will be elected.
AUF sorority solicitors meet
ing, Room 309 of Union at
uea L runs Workers meeting
at o p.m. in Union, Room 316.
Ag worship service, Thursday
morning, from 7:30 to 8, Home
Exchange. Leith Samuel will
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Can The Atom Bomb Stop Communism?
How Shall We Face The Draft?
What's The Use Of Religion?
What's The Good Of War?
If there i a God,
Why does He allow suffering?
And Why didn't He make man foolproof?
Can We Make a Go of Marriage?
ATHEISTS, AGNOSTICS, FREE
AND ALL SKEPTICS WELCOME
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A few of the special events
that could be mentioned here are
a horse jumping contest, Jimmy
and Rita Murphy, trick riders
from Wisner, possibly a six-horse
hitch and others too numerous to
Just a word about Jim and Rita
I Organized houses, canr'idylej
i for freshman, soohomore and sen
ior attendants to the 1951 May
Queen souH be fe'ectsd before
Wednesday, Feb. 14.
j Each houe can name two girls
from each class, with the excep
tion oi' junior, as their repre
sentatives. 1 The house candidates should be
; placed in the Mortar Board mail-
. box in the Union basement or
obtaining this pair due to the fact mailed to: Mortar Board, Union,
that they are booked nearly solid University of Nebraska. The can
at rodeos and fairs throughout didate's name, scholastic average
Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma. ; and honoraries of which she is a
Soon they will start on a tour member, should be listed,
with Jimmy Lynch and his Death i The Mortar Boards will select
Dodgers, who plans to feature two seniors, four juniors, two
these horse acts along with the sophomores, two freshmen and
car acts. two pages for the Ivy Day court.
So, plan now to attend the big Their selection will be based upon
ism jr. Ak-bar-iJen show, bar-
the nominee's scholastic averaee
Murphy. The Block and Bridle ; becue and square dance the week- and participation in campus ac
club has been very fortunate in end of March 16 and 17. tivities.
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