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Tuesday, February 27, 1 951
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
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CLOSE ATTENTION With a steady rumbling
voice, Senator George Aiken, (Rep., Vt.) tells
members of Farm House fraternity just what the
draft situation is today. More information of a
pertinent nature to students was gained in the
brief hour that he visited informally with this
group of Ag students than during the entire aft
ernoon convocation. Pictured (1. to r.) Clayton
Yeutter, Norm Swanson, Rex Messersmith, Sen
ator Aiken, and Dick Walsh.
Foreign Student Descirbes
By Jerry Bailey.
This is the story of a communist-controlled
This is also the story of how a
courageous student body broke
the hold of communism on that
The institution was the Uni
versity of Vienna in Austria. The
young man who tells the story
is Heinz Schreiner, blond, blue
eyed exchange student now study
ing at Nebraska. He is a native
of Vienna.a city that to this day
is jointly occupied by Russian,
Britain, French and American
troops. He was an eye-witness of
the events described here, though
at the time he was a high school
The time: October, 1946. The
University of Vienna had been
since the close of World War II
completely controlled by com
munists who were swept to pow
er when the red army captured
the city. Later, the western allies
arrived to occupy sectors of the
city and the nation. Until the fall
of 1946 the university's faculty
was open only to "party line" pro
fessors. The administration was
communistic. Although the ma
jority of students were non-communists,
reds held all student of
fices. Such a state of affairs was
possible because the minister of
education for the government
was a communist.
Free National Elections
Free national elections were
held in the spring of 1946 and
the people of Austria proved that
the communist party represented
only a tiny minority in the coun
try. Men from other political par
ties took over the government
The University of Vienna, how
ever, was still run by communists.
. The new minister of education
could do something about elim
inating communists from the ad
ministration and faculty, but the
rest was up to the students. Elec
tions were held for the student
council, known as the "Zen
tralausshuss.M Among student fac
tions who voted were the "Wahl
block" Conservative Christians,
fraternity members), the "Junge
Front also conservative), the
student Socialists, and the stu
dent communists. The commu
riists were able to control less
than four per cent of the votes.
They were kicked out of the stu
But now Austrian police ap
peared behind the mob, but there
was little they could do. Police
headquarters was controlled by
communists; anyway, the police
weere unarmed. They retreated
before a hail of rocks thrown by
Reds Begin Snrpe.
The roaring communists com
menced to surge against the
building. They could not get
through the doors; they stormed
in tnrougn tne iirst-tioor win
dows. Once inside they started
throwing students out of the win
dows to the mob. The commu
nists were outnumbered with the
building, however. The students
counter-attacked and began using
their own fists and feet to good
The messenger from the be
sieged students managed lo slip
through the crowd and dash off
down a side street. Some distance
across town was the Vienna vete
terinarians' schooL Soon a body
of students from there hurried
to the relief of their comrades
at the university.
The riot had lasted until one
o'clock in the afternoon. Soon the
tide began to change. The chan
cellor of the university managed
to communicate with the military
police of the American rone.
Steel-helmented M.P.'s arrived
and fell upon the rear of the
communist mob. They proceeded
to disperse the rioters.
As the mob broke up, sections
of it moved down side streets to
throw rocks at student rooming
house, Austrian police chased
them on before they could do
The battle was over and the
communist threat to the univer
sity was ended. That was not
the end of the matter though.
Reds Lose Grip
A wave of public revulsion at
the deeds of the mob damaged
communist influence. Communism
dropped still lower in Austraian
"Since that time, no more than
3 per cent of students are com
munists. Today universities are
centers of anti-communism. Aus
trians will be talking about the
riot for ten years." So says Heinz
Schreiner, who saw it happen.
That is the story of how com
munists lost their last hold on
a university, after freedom-lov-
Jr. Ak-Sar-Ben those com
peting in the coed riding contest
are requested to draw for horses
at 5 p. m. in Animal Husbandry
Rodeo club will discuss the
agreement with Farmers Fair
board at 7:30 p. m. in the Ag
University 4-H club meeting
at 7:30 p. m. in Animal Husband
A basketball movie will be
shown at 12:15 p. m. in the Union
As Union Activities committee
will meet in Room 3, 3 p. m.
Y-cabinet meeting at 5 p. m.,
Room 3, Temple.
Farmers Fair board meeting at
5 p. m., Room 110.
ALT solicitation board meets
today 5 p. m. Room 309, in the
Kosmet Klub workers meet at
5 p. m., Room 307, Union.
Table tennis club meetinir to- i
day at 7 p. m., Room 316, Union
By Art Epstien
The other day in one of the
English classes a girl was giving
concrete definitions. For a mo
ment she forgot herself and threw
the words "pop" and "Longhair."
tor was shock
ed. "What," he
Art, I guess
he doesn't read
Well, in order
to help the
faculty, so that
they may also
receive a well
cation, here is a review of both
"Pop" and "Longhair" music.
Arturo Toscanini and the NBC
Symphony orchestra, No. 8, in
B Minor (unfinished). The fire
that Toscanini keeps blazing in
his later years is astonishingly
evident in this musical score. In
this score by Respighi, the com
poser sought to capture the es
sence of the volatile Roman char
acter, which Toscanini brings the
Respighi idea to reality. For
music that has a stirring beat lis
ten to this score.
Opera soprano star Helen
Traubel. with Frieder Weissmann
conducting the RCA Victor Och
estra has recorded opeatic arias
by Wagner Vol. I and II. Miss
Traubel sings Wagner as it should
be sung. If there is any doubt
concerning the magnificence of
this American born demi-goddess
of song, let these recordings put
that fear aside.
In these records Miss Taubel
unleaches the full fury of epic
anger in Isolde's tales and curse.
If vou want to hear an opera
singer at her best, by a composer
that is recognized as a man of
wonderful workmanship, hear
these records of Traubel and
Enough of the "Longhair" for
this time. Let us turn to the "pop"
tunes of the day. Mindy Carson
has been brought back to life.
She does a wonderful job of "The
Best Things of Life Are Free,"
and "Button Up Your Overcoat."
The thinr that struck me the
most was the way that Mindy
was fitted into each son. The
sones. it seemed, wene written
just for ber. Mindy Carson's
smooth, well-schooled and pleas
ant voice is perfect for the list
ener that she sinsrs for. If you
are a fan of Carson's you will
enjoy the smoothness of her voice
on these two records.
Finecy Takes Top Honors
On Youth Opportunity Show
One University graduate stu
dent barely shaded another for
top honors in the Lincoln phase
of Horace Heidt's "Youth Oppor
tunity Show" Sunday night.
Lee Finecy drew a little high
er reading on the audience ap
plause meter than his nearest con
tender, Sue Kent.
Finecy, a tenor, has been sing
ing since he was three years old.
The native of Sutherland is a
graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan.
He is a staff vocalist for WOW
and KFOR. During the war he
was a vocalist for the Bluejackets
choir at the Great Lakes train
In 1949 Finecy had the lead in
"Faust" when it was presented
at Pinewood Bowl. He sings popu
lar, semi-classical, f.nd opera
Works at KOLN
Miss Kent is a receptionist and
secretary at radio station KOLN.
A native of Alliance, she sings
popular and semi-classical num
bers. Miss Kent is studying music at
the University under Alma Wag
ner. Her selection for Sunday
night's performance was "I'm in
Love With Vienna."
Fran Nagle, stellar ouarterback
for the University, and Elsworth
DuTeau, president of the Lions
Club, which sponsored the show
in Lincoln, judged the audience
reaction by the electric applause
Proceedings from the show
went into the building fund of
the Lincoln Braille club.
Biggest man in the show was
Ralph Sigwald, who doubles as a
stage hand and performer, ine
365-pound former Charleston, S.
C. school custodian was billed as
the "Caruso of the South."
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Communists in Vienna decided
to retaliate for the crushing de
feat they had suffered at the uni
versity. Party leaders mustered a
mob of ten thousand people in
the city one morning and marched
on the university.
The University of Vienna has
no campus as such, but its school
buildings stand along several
streets. The vast main building of
the university stands on the great
avenue called the "Rbigstrasse."
This building the mob surround
ed, trapping within it some two
thousand or more students who
were attending morning classes.
Oraars Enflame Mob
Communist orators then en
flamed the mob with speeches.
They shouted that the university
was eoptroUe-- by fascists, that
the students were "fascistic." The
mob members began to grow vi
ler) t. They stormed toward the
The students within had shut
and bolted the heavy doors.
Rebuffed, the mob turned its
f ury upon scores of students who
had been caught on the streets.
Among them were war veterans,
some crippled These students
were mercilessly set upon, kicked,
clubbed and beaten.
;ing students laid aside their text
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Joan Krueger, Gamma Phi Beta.
Nancy Klein, Delta Gamma;
Julie Johnson, Kappa Kappa
Gamma; Jane Jackson, Alpha
Chi Omega; Jean Holmes, Love
Memorial hall; Anne Jane Hall,
Pi Beta Phi; Janice Fullerton,
Delta Delta Delta; Nanci DeBord,
Alpha Omicron Pi; Adele Coryell,
Kappa Kappa Gamma; Barbara
Anderson, Kappa Alpha Theta.
No men are allowed to view
the coed presentation. A few
bold gate-crashers make a try
to get inside each. This always
adds a note of excitement to the
Organizations and their acts
who will participate in the show
are: Alpha Chi Omega, "Coed
Folly"; Alpha Omicron Pi, "A
Report on the Census"; Alpha
Phi, "Orpheus and Eurydice A
Greek Mythology"; Chi Omega,
"Ticket to Gamma Phi Beta.
"The Trials and Tribulations of
the Traveling Troubadours of The
Thing"; Kappa Alpha Theta,
"About Face! or We're in a
Draft"; Kappa Kappa Gamma,
"Millinery Academy"; Phi Beta
Phi, "The Bugs and the Flame";
using their and Towne Club, "A Satire on
Perry Como has waxed a few
new tunes that are selling like
fire water in Oklahoma. "Zing
Zing-Zoom Zoom," is one of his
finest This is a song written by
that great composer Sigmund
To close the discussion for to
day, I want to recommend Tony
Martin's "Would I Love You"
(love you love you). It is a song
that will excite you from the be-
Ag Group Opens
Membership is open for the
Block and Bridle club, honorary
animal husbandry group, Rob
Raun, president announced Mon
day. Application blanks can be ob
tained in Room 201 of Animal
Husbandry hall. In order to be
eligible for membership in the
club, applicants must be of at
least sophomore standing, have
completed aanimal husbandry 1,
have a minimum 4.5 average and
be interested in the advancement
of animal husbandry.
March 7 is the deadline for the
acceptance of applications. At a
meeting of the Block and Bridle
club March 8, the applicants will
be voted upon and initiation will
be held after the Junior Ak-Sar-Ben,
Courtesy of Journal-Star.
HEIDT WINNERS Shown above are the winners of the Lincoln,
phase of Horace Heidt's "Youth Opportunity Show" Sunday.
They are (1. to r.) Lee Finecy, tenor; first place; Sue Kent vo
calist, second place; and Jerry Yauney, whistler and local
amateur contest winner, who received third place. Finecy is a
University graduate student and Miss Kent is attending the
University School of Music.
Brass Choir Gives Concert
More than 400 filled the Union i core after playing "Trombone
Troubadours" by Bennett.
ginning to the end. The song is
in every conception "Pop" mu
sic. This dreamy song will steal
its way into your heart, especially
when it is done by Tony Martin.
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ballroom Sunday afternoon to
hear the newly reorganized Uni
versity brass choir present its first
public concert of the year.
The choir, including 37 students
and made un of only brass and
percussion instruments, had as its
guest conductor Robert Stepp,
who originated the choir here five
years ago. Stepp conducted the
group in "Sound Piece, a suite
taken from the background music
of the movie. Destination Moon.
Three piano solos by John
Blythe, assistant professor of pi
ano at the University, and two
numbers by a trombone quar
tet featured the show. The quar
tet, composed of Robert Van ;
Voorhis. John Thorin. Rrhfrt Mr.
Pherson and Norman Rasmussen , . u,n
were applauded back for an en-
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'Marriage in Wartime' Ends
YWCA, YMCA, Union Series
Kenneth Cannon, assistant pro
fessor of home economics, spoke
Monday in the last of the series
of four marriage relation dis
cussions. His topic was "Mar
riage in Wartime."
"We mustn't get wartime mar
riage and marriage in wartime
mixed," Cannon said. "War
time marriage is when a couple
meets and within two or three
months, or sooner, gets married;
on the other hand, marriage in
wartime is when the couple have
contemplated marriage but the
war has only sped up the mar
Each couple has a different
problem to consider when think
ing about wartime marriage, he
emphasized, and there are four
things to consider.
Wartime Marriajfe Problems
They are: readiness for mar
dies to wartime marriage but
you must consider that parents
usually are as emotionally in
volved as the couple," Professor
"Marriage in Wartime" was
then further analyzed by a stu
dent panel of Dick Kuska, Rob
ert Raun, Gene Berg, Norma
Chubbuck and Mrs. Oenene
The marriage relation series
has been sponsored by the
YWCA, YMCA and the Union
under the direction of the Un
ion convocations committee. Jack
Greer and Jo LaShelle are co
chairmen of this committee.
Topics of the four discussions
have been "Choosing a Mate,"
"Sexual Adjustment in Mar
riage," "Marriage in War-time"
and "Religion in Marriage." Dr.
Meadows, Dr. Janet Palmer. Dr.
Cannon, university lecturers, and
wnmsK fVii. , riace. facing the responsibility of the Rev C, Vin White of the
opinion that the communist lead-1 marriage, ability to make a sub- j First Presbyterian church, spoke
ers had not intended physical vio.
Jence, they only wanted demon
ftrstjons. However the mob was
ow beyond all control.
Schreiner Tells Anecdote
Schreiner relates an ancedote:
' 'One of the students cried to
the mob, "Don't beat met' Don't
meat mer ' The crowd struck
"He got up and produced a
card. He shouted, 7 was a
member of the communist youth
organization He then tore
five- membership car to bits."
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stantial living and ability to com
mumcate with each other.
"Marriage involves adjust
ment," said Cannon. Many mar
riages break up from the mal
adjustment that results when the
husband returns from war. They
must adjust to the problems that
come up after the husband re
turns, adjust to each other again
and possibly adjust to a family.
Concerning children involved
in wartime marriages, Cannon
said, "Does the man have the
right to take and the woman the
right to give responsibility of the
child?" If the husband doesn't
return, the child needs both par
ents for proper care. In 6ome
cases the wife's father can take
the place of the child's father.
Adjustment While Separated
Communication In letters or
working out affectional prob
lems with the wife 6 parents or
friends can help
Hosts tnd ushers at the first
discussion were Coed Counselors
and Union members, Religious
Welfare Council members at the
second, YM and YW members
at the third of the series and
Mortar Boards and Innocents at
the last program.
Ag Union Offers
Students are urged to attend
the Thursday morning worship
and Bible study services at the
Ag Union. The YM-YW cpon
sored services start at 7:30 a.m.
every Thursday in the Rec room.
The forty-minute program in
cludes Bible study, worship and
discussions. Everyone is welcome.
Don't forget to reserve the
the couple to , evenning ol March 9 on your no-
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ing wartime, he said. .nival. Watch the Rag for further
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