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Thursday, fcbrnary 9,7.,
THE DATLY NFBRASR'AN
Dancing Girls Too?. .
The nation has been rocked during the past
few days to learn that one of its favorite sports
has been "fixed." Some of the nation's leading
basketball players have confessed that they ac
cepted money to adjust the point spread on the
games played during the past two seasons.
Things have certainly come to a sad state of
affairs when the students of a university cannot
watch their own team play and be sure that that
team is doing its best to win. The duty of a bas
ketball player is to his school, not to professional
gamblers. If a player is going to take money for
playing then lie should plav professional ball. He
has no place in college athletics.
Several prominent midwestern coaches have
issued pious statements something like: "Oh those
poor misguided New York players. I thank God
that my school is not like that!"
Coach Clair Bee of the Long island university
team was sure that none of his boys were in
volved. Then came the revelation that three of
them, including the nation's leading scorer, were
involved. Could it be that the corruntion extends
bo'-ond the limits of New York City?
Basketball games in recent years have become
similar to a three-ring circus. Promoters hired the
largest gymnasiums and tried to provide the best
show that money could buy. While these spec
tacles were going on, the gamblers were making
But these gamblers wanted to be sure that they
didn't lose. They approached the basketball play
ers themselves and asked them to throw the games
or to make sure that their team didn't win by
more than a specified number of points. The money
offered must have looked pretty good to some of
these students, some of whom were working their
way through school.
Some schools have tried to carry out, a foot
ball de-emphasis program during the past few
years. Maybe basketball, too, needs a de-emphasis
program. Maybe patrons would pay to see a bas
ketball game, not an extravaganza complete with
almost everything but twelve (count 'cm) lovely
The primary purpose of a university is to edu
cate its students and aid them in their physical
end mental development. Why not keep basketball
games in a college gymnasium, instead of tak
ing them to the largest space available? The stu
dents should be allowed to cheer for a team that
they know is doing its best to win for a school.
Maybe "do or die for good old Siwash" sounds
a little corny, but it should be the primary ob
jective of the team. Why not keep the games
at home? Maybe gamblers wouldn't be quite
so eager to approach players.
Schools says that they have to go into lame
outside gymnasiums in order to break even. This
may be true, especially for those colleges who do
not field football teams to bolster their athletic
programs, but it. has been over done. Perhaps
the home folks would even pay a little more to
see an "honest" basketball game.
Long Island university has dropped all inter
collegiate athletics as a result of the recent bas
ketball scandals. This is unforunate for the other
students at the school who honestly tried to do
their best. Three men have spoiled the oppor
tunities of the rest of the students at that school.
It is one of the great tragedies of the year that
such a thing should be possible.
Are such things going on at the University of
Nebraska? Or in the Big Seven? There has been
no evidence to sunport any such contention. Any
revelations of this kind would undoubtedly ar
rouse strong student reaction against the offend
ers. Missouri was involved in Ihe scandal, since a
game which that school won from C.C.N.Y. earlier
in the season was supposedly "thrown" by the
New Yorkers. Such revelations make the game
practically a mockery. They are demoralizing both
to the winning and losing teams in a "thrown'.
What can be done about this state of affairs.
Stop playing the offending schools? No, the of
ficials and the majority of the players at these
schools probably were even more shocked than
the rest of the nation to learn that some of the
players were dishonest.
Stop playing in Madison Square Garden and
other palacial gymnasiums? Tut the games back
in the hands of college officials instead of pro
fessional officials? It is worth a try. Why not let
college men run college games with college fa
Stolen Goods '
KU Candlelight Dinners
Cause of Bad Table Manners
By Connie Gordon
Hundreds of University of Kansas students and
faculty members ate dinner by candlelight last
Thursday night; but not by choice. It seems that
the power was cut in the southwest section of town,
and the lights were subsquently out for over an
Aside from some cases of eye-strain and the
lack of the usual table etiquette (how do you
know which fork to use if the room is dark),
everything turned out fine and the lights are now
hining down at KU.
The Lincoln Star tells us about three young
Atlanta frat men who wanted dates, so they asked
one of their frat brothers for his "little black
book" (a logical thing to do.)
However, there was a cog in the wheel; one of
th? girls they tried to date was married. Result:
all three are nursing bruises from the irate hus
band. The boys are not prosecuting neither arc they
borrowing any of their frat brothers' date books.
Harvey has found his way into the Winter Carn
ival weekend at the University of Wisconsin. The
Sigma Nu's entered the iee sculpture contest with
a creation consisting of a biff St. Bernard and
a lamppost, entitled "Harvey."
A spokesman said that the six-foot three inch
white rabbit was standing against the post and
he challenged all those who couldn't sec "Harvey"
to come to a Sigma Nu beer party.
There must be an easier way!
Dept; The city manager of East Lansing, the home
of Michigan State, didn't want to make any false
accusations or charges, hut about a dozen stop
signs and six parking meters were missing. The
city manager didn't want to accuse the college di
rectly, but he found it a coincidence that such signs
had been found in the dormitories and fraterni
ties on campus.
In order to help speed up the return of the
"missing" signs, the manager stated that persons
returning the loot to the police station would
not be prosecuted.
Quick magazine reports that a Northwestern
professor conducted a survey to find out from the
students what speech they would like to hear most,
whether past, present or future.
The most popular reply was the Sermon on the
Mount, while the most wistful reply was Joe
Stalin's farewell address.
Speaking of farewell addresses, I am making
my farewell address for today. Farewell!
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SPRING SUITS Barbara Baragar and Marcia Adams, Ag col- '"M I 14
lege seniors, will model these suits in the Home Ec style show f K'sHf f 1 IiV
1 Thursday evening. Barbara, left, wears a suit-dress with a navy j I
and white checked jacket and navy serge skirt, her own original j fV i I tV" i
design. Marcia. right, has accented her navy double-breasted j f ' '1 " -
tailored suit with white pieque trim and matching white ac- ! -, Chl f - . ' s f U ,'
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balk. date in Ann ; Sue Lastercaarrt j i 3 3. - v
"T can't ride a cow
Mv horses always
To which one of my
Do you wish to talk?"
Thas was. a retort given to a
caller by a Farmhouse pledge one
evening when he answered the
,ove Memorial Hail held their
tenth annual tea and open house j
Sunday. Two hundred guests;
were present. Pouring were Dean ':
Marjorie Johnson, Dr. Doretta j
Scholaphoff, Mrs. W. Lambert
and Dr. Josephine Brooks.
Parlor games and dancing were,
featured at the Wilson Hall house;
last Saturday. Dates were: Phil 1
Ileeckt and Don Kocke; Mardell
Lamp and Frank Simon and Ar
lene Nielson and Dick Hunser
ford. Have you seen the Pi Kapp
pledges this week? In case you ;
haven't, you might note their un
usual hair-cuts. Seems they took1,
a sneak last week and when they !
returned they were given origi
nal hair styles by the actives.;
Their punishment was due to the!
fact that they couldn't be found. I
New steadies on the campus: ;
Jane Sillinger and l'red Ingald,
Jerry Anderson and Jane Carpen
ter. Dodie Klliott and Jim Aber
nethy, Bobby Russell and Donna
Folmer, Jerry Lcngelctt and Bob
Pratt and Rod Eiggs, wedding
date m April; Sue Kastergaard
! and John McDermit, wedding at
i Faster; Marv Horstein and Bobbe
Rosen; Beverly Heller and Bob
; Sherman; Carol Kent and Barrel
I Jensen; Jo Swerry and Bud Gil
! more, wedding date, March 17;
! Jerry Rosinsky and Mae Hogan.
Week-end pinnings were: Stizie
Stoll and Mike Landspa, Jo Raun
and Del Kupf.
Question: What's coming off
between Johnny Wilkinson and
Barbara Berriger? Will this be
Good things came from the
Beta Honeymoon Party: Halcyon
"Tu" Cobla received an engage
ment ring that wasn't just for
the party but for keeps from Bob
Delta Sig Dream Queen last
week - end was Doris Kendle.
Dates to the formal held in the
Lincoln hotel were: Pete Kaest
ner and Mary Gilmore, Harold
Peterson and Dorothy Kurth, and
Dick Beyers and Jeanette M;nd
henke Dates to the D ' i formal last
week-end were Grace Dunn and
Jim Smith, Flossie Johnson and
Bert Houldows, and Mildred
Goodwin and Don Silverman.
STI FORMAL Jean Fenster. Ag senior, will model this white
fni-m;.l nt the Home Ec stvle show. An original
riesipn. the formal has a bias trim at the top which falls
skirt drape. Green nylon net draped
emphasizes the green design
around the shoulders
in the brocade.
Legal Group Elects
Orrin Osterholm has been
named justice of Phi Alpha Delta,
legal fraternity. He succeeds Joe
Other officers named at a
luncheon Tuesday are: Vice just
tice, William Webster; treasurer,
William Fuhr; clerk Don Kanzlcr,
and marshal, William Harkson.
Phi Alpha Delta is one of three
legal fraternities associated with
the Law college.
Wrong Approach ?
To the "Editor:
We are faced with an extremely
serious situation in this countrv
today. The current appearance is
in itself unhealthy, but the under
lying causes of the present crisis
are terrifying. The thing of which
I am writing is the maddening
pace at which we are sweeping
ahead in the armament race
against Russia. Underlying this
whole program are fear, hate and
Whether our present dilemma
is more serious than the others
of the past, we have no way of
kn iwing. It must be readily
agreed, however, that another
war can result in nothing other
than a state of chaos. To assume
that our civilization may no
doomed by another all out armed
conflict is not expanding our
imagination too far. Arnold Toyn
bee in his volume, "The Study of
History," stated that to our
knowledge at least 21 civiliza
tions have fallen. The forces in
fluencing their fall have been
hate, fear and excessive militarism.
I am wondering if we too are
not falling victim to these same ,
forces. Many who read this will'
scoff, saying, "It can't happen j
here!" Why can't it? The pro
gram of "defense" that our coun-
try is supporting is certainly of a !
questionable nature. Trying to be!
reasonable rather than being car-j
ried away by our emotions, think !
of the results of an all out mili-
tary preparedness program. No!
country building a military ma
chine costing hundreds of billions I
of dollars can even think it is no-j
ing so to promote peace in the;
world. It is getting ready to fight!
a war. At this moment 87 cents,
of every tax dollar spent is used !
to finance wars past, present j
and future. Yet, we say that ve;
are a peace loving nation. Since1
the termination of World War II,
we have made grants to China
that are equal to one-fourth bil
lion dollars. This money was to!
be used for purposes of recon-
struction. One cannot deny that
much of the aid went astray. We i
do not, however, hesitate a mo-!
ment before sending millions ofj
dollars worth of military equip-;
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News Editors Kent Axtcll, tllenn Roiemiulit, Ruth Raymond,:
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ment to our allies. The percentage
of armaments going astray may
be just as great as funds sent for
relief and reconstruction.
Guns do not have the power to
make friends. Food, clothing and
shelter are mediums through
which friendships can be estab
lished. The program of carrying
a big iek is only a temporary
means of security for inevitably
it creates a feeling of fear in th
minds of those who must look at
the big stick. Such a program
does not make brotherhood of
mankind a reality for it pits na
tion against nation until the na
tions destroy themselves.
Discussing the situation is a
bit more difficult for it lies in the
realm of the intangible. Yet. we
must turn in that direction r
seek the solution as mankind has
tried for hundreds of year to dis
cover a material road to security
and peace. Any one of these roads
have been at least only tempor
ary and rather insecure measures.
We realize that, we must have
faith in something. We need faith
in something that is immovable
and immortal. We need to have
faith in God. Faith in science
alone has never brought peace.
To this many of you may answer,
"Faith in God has never brought
peace, either." But when have we
placed our complete faith in God''
Therein is the difficulty for we
are willing only to go a limited
way with Him. Then we fall away
and seek peace through our scien
tific discoveries. What would re
sult if we followed the way of
life as exemplified by the man
of Galilee Jesus Christ? He
loved men into peace. He did not
use coercion that men might sec
the light. To be sure, men of the
Old Testament David, Moses,
Abraham and others who were
men of God did not use violent
means to attain their ends. In this
day, however, we live in an en
tirely different dispensation for
during the time of the Old Testa
ment, God favored his chosen
people of whom the previously
mentioned were members. Th?
God they knew was only a God
of justice and righteousness. A
times He was even wrathful.
However, we know that God is
more, than a just and rigthenus
God. 'He is a God of love. Mo
longer is there a chosen nation
for the love of God, which was
marie manifest through Jesus
Christ. Only when we learn to
live as the Master instructed in
the Sermon on the Mount will
we be able to live in a world ol
Saturday the Country
had a dance in the Ag
The whole campus was
The Texas Stars, a stil
led by Tom Grahm
music. Dates were
Joyce Skucius and Don crane, jo
Ur-rgen and Harris Hecht, Doris
Eberhart and Duane Sellin, and
Kosanne Stiffcr and Wayne Fos
ter. Acacia had a dinner dance at
their house Saturday. Dates were
John Taylor and Pat Sheldon,
Bill Marbiker and Lucy Law
rence, and Pat Allen and Jackie
Campus engagements: Filly
Moyer and John Morris; Marcia
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The pyramid silhouette prevails
Sizes 9 to 16
Fine woolen suede cloth and fleece coats
with rayon crepe lininjfs. Collar and
button closing, and slash pockets. Saucy
shorties will ffive your spring wardrobe
that extra dash of smartness that you
want for the new fashion season. That
flattering length that lets the rest of
your costume in on the show.
GOLD'S . .
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