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Friday, March 16, 19S1
THE DAILY NEBRASKA.
On Drafting 18-Year Olds . . .
We can hardly pick up a paper anymore with
out reading some item about the draft, the unpre
sedented Universal Military Training act passed
r he senate or the defense program in general.
Nearly every big wheel in the country has ut-tfci-a
pros or cons concerning draft of 18-year-olds.
We've been swamped with poll results, opin
oins and evidence to prove the point one way or
Chief among the objections to drafting the . 18-year-old,
however, are those stemming to a great
degree from the sentimental or emotional sphere.
A mother's plea that the "rugged and hardened
life" of an army man will "corrupt the gullible
mind of her youthful son" ought to be discarded
along with the idea that the 18-year-old is not
mature enough to serve his country. The service
man, whether 18 or 28, whose idea of a good time
is a bottle in one hand and a girl in the other,
will be the same whether he is wearing govern
ment issued clothes or civilian togs. On the other
hand, where such conduct in civilian life might
be tolerated, a few overboard episodes in army
life could lead to watching outdoor activities from
But, assuming a more pleasant picture of the
nation's male population, if the 18-year-old has
developed himself in high moral caliber, there is
no logical reason why army life could taint it.
Even if 4he emotional objections to drafting
the 18-year-old could find a basis for validity,
since the military deems an adequate defense im
perative today, the disadvantages of drafting them
at this age, father than waiting, far outweighs
When the 18-year-old leaves high school, he is
usually somewhat uncertain about what to choose
as his life's work. If he decides to attend college,
chances are he will change his major once or
twice before finally choosing a stable field. If he
had no goal to work toward upon entering college,
he might even drop out for want of this. How
ever, if he would decide to enter college follow
ing his term in the service, his background and
capacity to decide on his future work would be
Another obstacle to jump is that if the draft
age were left at 19, many 18-year-olds would
enter college for a year and then have to drop out.
The percentage of men who would return under
these circumstances is relatively lower. An inter
rupted college education is nothing to anticipate
Finally, let's consider the military angle. The
military prefers to take youths at 18 because they
are physically and mentally more efficient. So
long as youths must be drafted, the arguments
seem to pils more impressibly toward taking them
at 18 so they will be free for college work fol
lowing the service.
If we were inclined to be optimists, we would
praise the opportunity to travel and "see the
world." Perhaps the travel is not under ideal en
vironment, but nevertheless it is an opportunity
for some which otherwise would be impossible.
During peace time periods men often enlist in
the service merely as a means of traveling.
The bill passed recently by the senate, now
being debated by the. house where it is certain
to undergo severe revision, has the 18-year-old
draft age supplemented by an amendment mak
ing it mandatory on the part of the draft bdards
to take all available men in the 19 to 25 age
bracket before they touch the 18-year-olds., This
takes care of the argument that 18-year-olds
would be taken before the other age supplies
Several months of service for one's country
might enhance the faith of the youth in America
and the democratic system we enjoy. We don't
want to wave the flag, but that is important in
today's era. If draft of the 18-year-old is one
method of a secure defense, then we must accept
The Big Show . . .
Beginning today, students have an opportunity
to tryout for one of the biggest events ever un
dertaken by a university group. Tryouts for the
Kosmet Klub's musical "Good News" have begun
and any student is eligible. The show will be the
first with women participating since 1941.
Many students are under the impression that
the show will be put on with Kosmet Klub mem
bers dominating the cast. This assumption is
false. The production's director is Dallas Williams
and anyone with talent and initiative may par
ticipate. In some cases a student's desire will be
as important as his talent or lack of talent.
The Kosmet Klub is attempting a huge under
taking. One which will profit the university and
also better its position with the university family.
This show is the type of entertainment expected
of an organization like Kosmet Klub.
If the students want to see this production be
come a success, they must lend their capabilities
toward its success. j.w.
With . Chip on Shoulder ...
Method of Handling Campus
Drinking Problem 'Smells'
By Beth Randel
Editor's not i Anonymous letters will
not b printed. However. If author wishes
hie name withhold, a pen name will be
prtntrd. We reserve the rlht to edit all
letter. Therefore, let tern should be brief
If they are to be published.
ISA: Die in Peace
To the Editor:
I am behind the independent
students 100. but. That seems
to be the stand , of most of the
independent students on the cam
pus. At the poll taken during reg
istration in January these stu
dents indicated that they were
willing to support an Independ
ent students organization. Is it
possible that these students made
that decision expecting someone
else to do the actual supporting?
I think that is exactly what they
I do not believe that the In
dependent students need an or
ganization. Th lack of interest in
such an organization is the basis
for my belief.
It is my opinion that the In
dependent students have turned
to other activities to fill their
spare time. These activities are
those which appeal more strongly
to their interests. The other par
ticipants in these activities are
those from among whom the in
dependent students have chosen
or wish to choose their friends.
The Red Cross, Coed Counselors
and YW groups stand high on the
list chosen by the independent
women. The Student Union offers
an opportunity to get into activ
ities for both men and women.
Some Independent students even
work on the Daily Nebraskan
These activities each center
around one special interest. The
Independent students organiza
tion is extremely general. It
seems doubtful to me that In
dependent students will leave the
activities that particularly suit
their tastes and support a general
organization simply because it is
I believe that most of the in
dependent students are partici
pating in as many activities as
they have time for and are in
The indeDendent students
neither want nor need an organ
ization. JLet ISA die m peace.
Editor' note: The opinions expressed tn this column are
not necessarily those of The Dally Nebraskan.
Ever boil potatoes and forget to put in the salt?
No offense, Rod Riggs you're a leaper from
way back. For you were right in your explana-
i An nf frm Hicmiccnl rt a TTnfVArcitv cfnHrit or.
rested for driving while intoxicated:
"People have a low enough opinion of college
students without the administration apparently
condoning their actions by letting them stay in
But you forgot the salt
You forgot to elaborate on why people have
these low opinions. You forgot to say that the
majority of these low opinions are directly related
to student drinking and over-indulgence. But
most of all, you forgot to explain one of the ma
jor causes of this over-indulgence.
The people themselves of Lincoln and else
where in the state are largely to blame.
They have prohibited the sale of mtxeed drinks
cross a respectable bar, where service may be
refused before inebriation sets in. But they have
legalized the sale of packaged liquor, and have
made no law saying that one Individual ccan't sit
down and drink a whole Jug in a few hours.
hTe Unfversity student can't order a Manhat
tan in a decent downtown bar, but he can drive
his car out to Beer hill and mix rot-gut whiskey
highballs 'til he is clobbered.
It makes no sense. The people refuse to look
at the problem. They prefer to hang onto their
"low opinions" rather than to make any altera
tions. And unknowingly, they are using nega
tive psychology. By prohibiting certain things,
they are encouraging them.
The child whose mother says, "Don't you
JARE touch the cookies in the pantry" will
probably sneak back and eat more of them on
the sly than the child whose mother, has left
thwn oat in the open for him.
The whole method of handling the drinking
problem on this campus and in the entire state
smells. The "hush-hush" attitude accomplishes
nothing. Excepting perhaps the incentive to try
to "get away with something." The clamps only
seem to make it more invitting. Have not the
people heard that "familiarity breeds contempt?"
The era for pink-cloud-sitting is past. Some
people are going to drink whether or not the
W.C.T.U. begins sending free fruit juice to Ne
braska University functions as well as to Mac
The , school administrators who shout, "No
drinking at social functions" may as well face it.
Certain of the students will drink at these func-'
tions if they have to hide their hootch in the
men's biffie to do it.
It is wrong to be hypocritical and pretend as
if the university students don't "partake." The
people can not be fooled.
But steps should be taken to better the situa
tion, and the people are the only ones who can
do it. Permitting the sale of liquor across the
bar (at the same time prohibiting spiking) and
lowering the legal drinking age might be the so
lution. Society seems not to frown on "lady-and-gen-tleman-like"
drinking. Perhaps the people's opin
ion of the student would not be quite so low if
he were able to go Bacchusing in this manner.
The people, however, would rather sit back
and formulate more "low opinions" of the stu
dents. They would rather see the little freshman
thinking the punch is "just like fruit juice" and
. getting canned at a local grain-alcohol party . . .
Or other coeds out chugging beer in a parked car
because "nice girls" can't go to taverns.. Or a
well-dressed college couple walking into a local
dance spot on Friday night with a bulky fifth
under the coat of the fellow... Or a crew of
students taking off for a town some 50 miles
away for a weekend drinking party.
The people are "fed up" with these things.
And I'm "fed up" with the people.
At Gallery Talks
A University scientist, Dr.
Adam Skapskl of the physics de
partment, will give his opinions
on "Form in Contemporary Art
and Science," Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
In Gallery B, Morrill hall.
" Dr. Skapski's .gallery talk is
j being featured in connection with
I the 61st annual exhibition of the
j Nebraska Ar association. The
exhibition includes the work of
170 American and foreign artists
and is now in place,
j Students will be admitted to
both Dr. Skapski's gallery talk
and the exhibition without charge
upon show of ID cards.
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Comments on Ad
"They're cool farther north,"
was the comment on a bulletin
from the ACP feature service
which arrived at The Daily Ne
braskan desk yesterday.
The assertion was made in con
nection with an ad that ap
peared in this paper several times
last month asking for "commu
nist literature." Response to the
ad run here was "slightly short
of hysterical," the bulletin said.
Professors were caufious, students
were angry and mothers were
alarmed. The want-ad was also
mentioned in the Omaha World
Herald soon after the "hysteria"
A student at the University of
Minnesota decided to run the
same ad but the results were
practically nil, according to the
bulletin. Only one student re
sponded ,and he did it in all sin
cerity, thinking the placer of the
ad really wanted Communist li
terature. No comments, no letters, no
phone calls were received. Of this
the Minnesota 1'aily said: "We
think the response the student
didn't receive to this ad is indica
tive of the general open-minded-ness
and good sense which exists
on this campus. At a time when
investigations, charges and counter-charges
are present in almost
every phase of our daily lives,
this reaction is to be commend
Ak-Sar-Ben . . .
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Bank of Commerce in Lincoln
will be awarded the winner.
The jumper class promises
plenty of action. Horses entered
are owned by local stables and
their owners will ride. A trophy
will be presented the winner by
the Block and Bridle club.
With the ringing of the show's
alarm clock at 8 p.m., there will
be a presentation of colors by
Dioyd M. Megrue to open the
show. He will be riding "Son O'
Nick," the grand champion Pal
omino stallion of the 1951 Den
ver livestock show.
Then, students will show their
hogs for the contest. The sheep
showing contest will be held in
another part of the arena. .- l
Judges for the various events
include: J. V. Dunlap, Universi
ty co-ed riding; Guy Reynolds,
hog showmanship; Dr. John Mat
sushmia, University sheep; W. W.
"Bill" Derrick, University beef;
Robert Koehler, dairy.
Here are the student superin
tendents for the events: Gayle
Hattan, hogs; Jerome Warner,
sheep; Dick Gowen, beef; Jim
Haggart, dairy. LaVern Popken,
Rex Coffman, Paul Engler and
Steve Eberhart will be superin
tendents for the horse classes.
The over-all showman, who
will be picked from the top ex
hibitors in the beef, hogs, sheep
and dairy classes, will be select
ed by E. W. Janike, acting asso
ciate director of the University
Agricultural Extension service.
The top winner will get an en
graved trophy from the Nebraska
Livestock Breeders and Feeders
association. The award will be
displayed in animal husbandry
hall at the University.
Other trophies for individual
classes will be presented by the
Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
and The Nebraska Farmer and
Gooch's Milling company.
Sale of programs is under the
direction of the Cornhusker
Countryman. Editor Rex Messer
smith is in charge.
Prof. Charles H. Adams, of the
University's animal husbandry
staff, is faculty adviser for the
Block and Bridle club.
Movies, dancing, games ana
campus tours will be featured
during the Union open house
Saturday for high school visitors
to the campus.
Campus tours will leave the
Builders' office, Room 316, Union
at 9:30 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. to
day and Saturday. A tour is
scheduled for Saturday after
noon. A movie will be shown in the
main Union lounge from 1 to 3
p.m. Saturday and a dance in the
ballroom from 3 to 5 p.m.
Saturday evening from 9:30 to
12 p.m. the St. Patrick's day
theme will prevail in the ball
room, with "Shenanigans Dance."
Admission to the Shenanigans is
44 cents per person.
The free Sunday evening movie
in the ballroom will be a "Dance
Film Festival," a full length
showing of new movies on the
ballet and modern dances fea
turing Valerie Bettis and other
Monday and Wednesday, March
19 and 21, free noon movies will
be shown in the Union lounge.
From 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and
Wednesday, March 20 and 21,
there will be handicrafts instruc
tion in the crafts shop, Room 12,
in the basement of the Union.
'Henry V Show
To Run Monday
A clash of steel and strength
in. the days of knighthood comes
to the screen in the technicolor
adaptation of Shakespeare's i the screen
"Henry V" coming to the State; type. Rhonda Fleming portrays
theater Monday, March 19. It willj the wife of a man sent to prison
At The Theaters
BEDTIME FOR BONZO Ronald, and Jane Nigh are teamed to
Reagan adopts a baby Lnimp ana
tries to prove he could be raised
just like "Junior" in the comedy
"Bedtime for Bonzo" at the Lin
coln Reagan, in the role of a young
college professor, tries to win an
environment argument with his
fiancee's father, the college dean,
and begins a unique experiment.
The object of this experiment is
Bonzo, the 5-year-old . Chimp.
Complications arise when Dianna
Lynn is hired to be a "baby sit
ter." Bonzo becomes the juvenile de
linquent of the year as he steals
a necklace from a local jewelry
store, almost tossing the experi
ment overboard. Bonzo seem
ingly enjoys the professor's plan
and acquires all the traits of a 5-
THE REDHEAD AND THE
COWBOY A bullet paced tale
of murder and espionage in the
old west takes over the screen at
the Stuart. Glenn Ford, Edmond
O'Brien and Rhonda Fleming
star in "The Redhead and The
Glenn Ford, as a wandering
cowpoke, saunters into a frontier
saloon where he is met by Rhon
da Fleming and a man dying on
the floor with a knife in his back.
Glenn Ford escapes at the poir.t
of the gun after being accused of
the murder. With Rhonda Flem
ing he is plunged into a chase
that costs them both their lives.
CRY DANGER The story, of a
man who sets out to find those
who sent him to prison on false
charges is unraveled in the Dick
Powell-Rhonda Fleming film
"Cry Danger" at the Varsity.
Dick Powell is brought back to
gether in the romantic cinecolor
"Blue Blood," now showing at the
A romantic- strain wiHi
throughout the story of ar. )ld
race horse trainer who s rts a
one-time race track fvorfte.
Tanglefoot, grooms the mare ajd
puts her on the track agrin v
emerge as a blue-ribbon w.nne,,
Bill Williams' attentions are
first attracted by the excitingly
beautiful Miss Long, and then
switches to her somewhat devil
ish sister, Jane Nigh.
Co-Feature A fatal trading
post robbery comes to the screen,
in a two-gunned Western "Short
Grass," starring Rod Cameron,
Cathy Downs, Johnny Mack
Brown, Raymond Walbum and
Alan Hale, jr.
BRANDED An outdoor epic that
highlights far-flung action and
hair-trigger suspense is revealed
in "Branded," starring Alan Ladd,
Mona Freeman and Charles Bick
ford at the Capital.
As a crafty desperado, Alan
Ladd acquires a false birthmark
and poses as the long lost son and
heir to wealthy cattleman
Charles Bickford. Mona Free
man, the rancher's daughter,
arouses this outlaw's conscience,
and after dismissing his partner
at a gunpoint, Ladd rides to Mex
ico in search of the missing
Co-Feature A war drama,
"Breakthrough," depicts the GI
heroes, their loves, their battles
and ability to laugh in the faca
of the constant dangers of com
bat. David Brian, John Agar and
Frank Lovejoy fill the stellar
be shown now for the first time
at regular prices.
Laurence Olivier stars as Henry
V and is the producer and di
rector of the Shakespearean play.
In 1926 Olivier joined the Birm
ingham repertory theater and
after extensive Shakespearean
training joined London's "Old
Vic Company" where he starred
as Henry V in the 1936 season.
In the film production Olivier is
supported by an English cast, in
cluding Leslie Banks, Felix Ayl
mer and Renee Asherson.
Set. as a play, taking place on
the stage of the famed old Globe
theater in Shakespearean Eng
land, circa 1600, the film is a
stage performance "in celluloid
until the camera breaks into ac
tion during Henry V's invasion
The Palladian Literary society
will present . its . annual talent
show Friday, March 16, at 8:30
p.m. in Koom 301, rempie.
Arlene Gray will be mistress
of ceremonies. Nancy Koehler
will display her talents in an
original dramatic reading. Bob
Sharp will demonstrate his abil
ity on the harmonica, ljuise
Metzcer will Eive a book review
and several western songs will be
given by Inez Robertson and
Barbara Johnson. The feature of
the evening will be a bt. rat
rick's day skit written by Jim El-lingson.
After the meeting tne party
will adjourn to the home oi
Marilyn Olson, 858 So. 34th
street, who is giving a recreation
room warming party. Dancing and
refreshments will be included.
with Powell. The sinister influ
ence in the picture is acted by
William Conrad, a killer in "The
AT WAR WITH THE ARMY
The comedy team, Jerry Lewis
and Dean Martin, continue to run
riot with army rules and regula
tions in "At War With The
Army," held over at the Nebras
ka. Lewis, the uninhibited clown
whose incredibly flexible face
does everything but spell words,
plays a tattered private with a
high sense of duty and a low IQ. ;
Martin is a rank-conscious ser- j
geant who keeps one eye on the j
girls and the other on Jerry
BLUE BLOOD Bill Williams!
STATE: "Short Grass," 1:00,
4:00, 7:00, 10:00. "Blue Blood,'
2:49 5:49 8:49.
HUSKER: "Prairie Roundup,"
2:44, 5:12, 7:40, 10:07. "Blonche,"
1:28, 3:56, 6:24, 8:51.
VARSITY: "The Enforcer
1:10, 3:09, 5:08, 7:07, 9:54. Snea.
To Show Sunday
A collection of modern dance
and classical ballet films, "Dance
Film Festival," will be shown
Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the Union
"Dance Film Festival" features
"The Desperate Heart," "The
Moor's Pavanne," "Satin Slip
pers," "Fable of the Peacock"
and "Russian Ballet and Folk
Dancers included in the movies
are Valerie Bettis, Jose Limon,
Lucas Hoving, Ulanova, Lakshi
min Wana Singh and Australian
Music is provided by Bernardo
Segall, Simon Sadoff, Dr. Wasan
tha Wana Singh and John Antill.
The works of Tschaikovsky, Rim-sky-Korsakov,
DeFalla and Khatchaturian are
CROOKS IS FUN . . .
THE POWELL WAY!
1 RICHARD ERDMAfl
German Club to See Student Play
A "Gemutliche Zusammen-
kunst" or "shindig" will be held
at the German club meeting
Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p. m. at
Eilen Smith hall.
A predominately German at
mosphere will prevail and an
original play by Ralph Hanne
mann will be presented. The play
involves humorous incidents sur
rounding a gathering of Ger
man faculty members at the Dia
mond Bar and Grill to "Bier
Following the play Robert
Firestone will play a group of
piano selections. "Reise nach
Jerusalem" and other German
games will end the festivities.
The menu will include kase
brot, pfannkuchen, kaffee and
tee. German students and all
other interested persons are in
vited to attend.
St IUURTTE V.
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To Feature Coa
The Ag College Activities
building will be a busy place
Sunday morning, March 18. Over
three hundred people will be
there at 7:30 to attend the tradi
tional Pre-Easter breakfast.
The featured speaker at the
breakfast is to be Marvin Frank
lin, University of Nebraska end
Marilyn Cook, Ag College
sophomore, will play an organ
prelude and small singing groups
under the direction of Mrs. Al
tina Tullis will provide songs.
The Rev. Charles Kemp will
give the invocation and the Rev.
Alvin M. Peterson, the benedic
tion. The Pre-Easter breakfast is an
annual event sponsored by the
Ag Religious Council.
By Cosmo Club
Persian students will be hosts
Saturday night to Cosmopolitan
club members at a dance in the
The Persians will conduct a
celebration commemorating the
beginning of the year 1330 and
explain how New Year's day Is
celebrated in Persia.
Jewelry, rugs and art craft will
be on display.
The dance will be held at 8
p.m., in the Union, Parlors XYZ.
Refreshments will be served.
Union to Hold
The Irish Shenanigan's party Is
for all university and high school
It will be held in the Union I
ballroom Saturday, March 10, .
after the final basketball game. I
The committee promises plenty I
of entertainment and hostesses.
Alpha Phi's prize-winning Coed I
Follies skit and the Pi Beta Phi
trio will provide the entertain-
The dance committee is: ("
Margie McCoy, chairman;
Perky Falb and Jim Tracy, pub- I
licity; Pat Olsen, hostesses; Phil,"
Heaton and Jan Frerichs, seat-
ing; and Carrie Ann Pederson,
meet the new
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