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Vol. 51 No. 112
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Wednesday, April 4, 1951
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A combination draft-universal
Military training law was pre
sented before the House Tuesday
by carl Vinson, chairman of the
house armed services committee.
Vinson urged the house to en
act the combination draft-universal
military training law to
give the U. S. "the steel" he said
Russia will respect. Abolishment
of UMT, Vinson stated, would
"force on the backs of the Ameri
can people the necessity for main
taining for an infinite period a
large standing force which will
eventually jeopardize and post
sibly ruin the economic stability
of this nation."
The Georgian emphasized the
necessity for retaining the UMT
provisions along with the ex
tended draft bill and lowering
the induction age from 19 to 184.
"The Soviet Union listens only
to a nation whose voice is backed
by steel," Vinson said.
The changing needs of the day
would make putting a ceiling on
military strength "Short sighted
and unrealistic," he said.
A bill which would permit
drafting 18-year-olds for up to
26 months service and establish
ment of machinery for a long
range universal military train
ing program has already been ap
proved by the senate.
V. S. MEETS CHALLENGE
OF RED COUNTER-OFFENSIVE
U. S. forces met the defiant
challenge of more than a half
million reds assing for a spring
counter-offensive as they surged
across the 38th parallel.
The bridgehead of the South
Korean Capital division on the
east coast was extended into com-
munist territory more than 15
miles at the same time.
Three Russian built MIG-15 jet
planes were shot down and three
more damaged by American Sabre
jets in a 25 minute battle in the
area of the northwest Korean-
BELGIUM SEEKS REPAYMENT
OF 25-YEAR OLD DEBT
A raid on Marshall plan funds
to settle a 25-year-old debt owed
by Greece is being attempted by
The state department has been
silent on the struggle in which
Belgium is attempting to seize
Marshall aid money allocated for
improvement of Greek railroads.
The act has halted building plans
on the main railroad line. Trade
has also been halted between
Greece and Belgium as a result of
the Belgian attempt to confiscate
Y's to Sponsor
Group seminars, personal coun
seling and demoinatkmal meet
ings are some of the events n
the program of the Church Voca
This conference, to be held
April 14 and 15, is to help stu
dents find opportunities in church
work at home and abroad, in
formation on the technical and
spiritual qualifications of differ
ent church vocations and specific
guidance to find their likely
place in the work of the King
dom. The conference meetings will
held Friday, April 6 and Satur
day, April 7 at the Episcopal
church, Church workers will lead
these meetings and tell the chal
lenge and rewards of their jobs.
Students from several colleges
and universities in the area will
attend to take part in the wor
ship, study and recreation
This conference will be spon
sored by the University student
bouses and the University
YMCA and YWCA.
Conferees to Discuss
The Nebraska community rec
reation conference will be held at
the University April 6. Registra
tion is at 8:30 a.m.
The conference will deal with
methods r r organizing, planning
and financing a community recre
ation program. The meeting grew
cut of reports compiled by home
extension club members for the
recent White House conference
n Children and Youth. The re
ports showed a need for recrea
NU, AKP Praised by Truman
The University and Alpha Kap
pa Psi, professional business fra
ternity, have received special rec
ognition from President Truman
for sponsoring the current lecture
series on "'Communism Threat
to the American Economy."
In a letter to Lester Wescott,
program chairman lor the series,
the President requested that his
interest In the series be conveyed
to the University and to the fra
ternity. Program Sent to President
A copy of the complete program
for the series of "Town Meeting" ,
lectures with a letter of explana
tion was sent the President sev
eral weeks ago. The complete
text of bis letter follows:
THE WHITE HOUSE
March 26, 1951
My dear Mr. Wescott:
The President has received your
letter of March seventeenth, with
Martial Music ...
Album of Band Music
Includes 6 Husker Sonus
Those who love the exciting
beat of martial music will be
able to hear the Cornhusker
march favorites in the new ROTC
band album to go on sale the last
The album contains two ten
inch RCA Victor records featur
ing six Cornhsker marches: "Hail
Varsity," "Hail Nebraska" "Corn
husker," "March of the Corn
huskers," "The Chant," and
"Dear Old Nebraska U."
Price of the album will be. $3
and wilt be distributed through
out Nebraska through local mu
sic stores. Distribution agency
will be the University extension
division who will send upon mail
order request the ROTC band
album at $3 plus a 40 cents mail
The cover, including a color
Housing Survey Conducted
By Council at Huskerville
Fifty-seven percent of Husk
erville residents are not interest
ed in buying homes according to
the housing survey submitted to
the Lincoln city council Monday
by personnel director Ray Ram
say. The questionnaires, however,
were filled out before it be
came reasonably certain that
lowcost two-bedroom homes will
be available in Lincoln. Mayor
Victor Anderson said that avail
ability of FHA homes with
Two teams of University inter
national law students will argue
a mock case in the "World Court"
proceedings at 7:30 p.m. Thurs
day, April 5, in the Union.
The associate justices, F. B.
Baylor, J. Lee Rankin, Daniel
Stubbs and W. B. Cowles, with
Chief Judge C Petrus Peterson
presiding, will hear the case.
The problem involves the im
aginary nations, Katavia and
Ionia; The information is based
on the Carter Lake region be
tween Nebraska and Iowa. The
laws used in the decision will be
Katavia vs. Ionia
Jack Wendstrand, Dean L.
Donohoe and Donald E. Morrow
will represent the Katavian gov
ernment. The Ionian counsel is
Robert C. Bosley, Wm. Fuhr and
The court is a model of the
International Court of Justice
presented in conjunction with
NUCWA week. The Ionian repre
sentatives request the Katavian
men to agree to settlement by the
United Nations court.
The trouble between the coun
tries arises over a melting plant
located in a region between two
cities of the nations. The Kata
vian city is closer to the plant
and is annoyed and hampered by
constant sulphur fumes destroy
ing property of their citizens.
Peaceful appeal to the lonians,
whose nationalists own a con
trolling interest in the plant, has
not brought results. Bad feelings
were caused between the coun
tries. A Katavian man foolishly ad
mitted connection with a sabotage
plot against the lonians and was
convicted by them. This culmi
nates the issue. The case is then
presented to the court.
CTKeefe to Head
William J. O'Keefe was elected
president of Xi Psi Phi, a pro
fessional dental fraternity.
Other officers selected to serve
for the coming year are: vice
president, Eugene R. McCleery;
secretary, Duane M. Hunt; treas
urer, Lester D. Buller.
O'Keefe replaces Paul Holmes,
past president. Tom Drangsholt,
was vice president. Ralph Hansen
is the out going secretary While
James Griggs is retiring treasurer.
the enclosure, which you sent him
at Key West, and he has noted
with a lot of interest the program
you and your associates are plan
ning to be of assistance in the
battle for the defense of demo
cratic liberties. You need no as
surance that your cooperation and
support in these troubled times
are highly appreciated, and the
President asks me to thank you
for your thoughtf ulness in writing
Very sincerely yours,
WILLIAM D. HASSETT
Secretary to the President
Next Lecture Today
'The next lecture in the series
will be Wednesday, April 4, when
Dr. Paul Meadows, associate pro
fessor of sociology, will speak on
"Communism us a World Force.1
The lectures are all held in Love
Memorial Library auditorium at
8:00 p.m. Dr. Maurice C Latta
acts as moderator at these meetings.
picture of the full ROTC march.
mg band will be in the tradition
al Husker colors, scarlet and
cream. Pictures of the ROTC
band in half-time formation at
the football games and on Band
day, showing 61 Nebraska high
school bands performing on the
field, will be featured on the in
A brief resume of the history,
growth, development, system and
projects of the band will be in
cluded on the front inside cover.
Gamma Lambda, band honor
ary fraternity and sponsor of the
album, planned the cover and
preparing for its printing.
Records of the Cornhusker
marches will be cut this month.
A professional sound engineer
will take charge of acoustical ad
justments. amendments permitting rental as
well as sale will undoubtedly
make a difference.
Tt was estimated that possibly
one-third of the students will
leave at the end of the school
year. Also a majority of students
at Huskerville do not plan on liv
ing here in the future.
Low -Cost Homes
Local builders are now erect
ing "specimen" low-cost homes,
one builder Saving at least two
such houses completed in the
next three weeks.
Interviews with University
students living at Huskerville in
dicate the difference in home
building plans. Dean L. Erick
son, law student, and his wife
have bought a home in Lincoln.
Mrs. Stacy L, McCoy said that
they do not know what they will
do, but probably will leave Lin
coln. They definitely will not
buy a home.
The survey indicated these
facts about families living at
Earning less than $3,000, 78
Earning less than $2,000, 31
Not interested in buying homes,
57 per cent.
Can handle payment plans, 24
- Cannot handle any suggested
plans now, 76 per cent.
Do not need outside help in lo
cating quarters, 7 per cent.
Veteran population, 89 per
Students, 217 or 33 per cent
3-5:30 p.m. Subcommitte
meetings: Korean committee,
Parlor Y, Union; admission
of new members, Parlor X,
7:30-9 p.m. Sub com
mittee meetings, same roms.
2:30-5:30 p.m. Political
committee meeting, ballroom.
7:30-10 p.m. World court,
Parlors ABC, Union.
3-5:34 p.m. Closing ses
sion of the political com
mittee. Parlors, ABC.
Artists to Perform April 11
Duke Ellington and his band,
prominent jazz artists, will pre
sent a concert at the Coliseum
April 11. The Union is sponsoring
the show, which will begin at
Admission to the two and one
half hour concert will be 85 cents
for students and faculty and $1.20
for the general public
A new and improved Coliseum
seating arrangement will be used
for the Ellington concert. Some
of the disadvantages of the pre
vious methods of seating will be
overcome in order to provide
better seats for all persons.
Intended to Study Art
Ellington, who originally in
tended to study art, won a
scholarship to Pratt Institute in
Brooklyn after his high school
work. He had learned to play the
piano by ear as a youngster, how
ever, and when he learned to
read music he gave up art and
organized a five-piece band,
which he took to New York.
The band, gradually increasing
in size, played odd jobs until it
opened at the Kentucky club in
Harlem, where it played for five
years. Ellington and his band then
performed at other clubs and
played vaudeville dates until they;
were hired by Flo Ziegf eld to take
part in one of his last shows,
Becomes Established Figure
By that time Ellington was es
tablished as a major figure in
popular music and had written
several songs, including "Mood
Indigo," "It Don't Mean Thing
If YYou Ain't Got That Swing" ;
and "Sophisticated Lady." I
In 1933 the Ellington band
toured Europe, then returned to
the Cotton club in New York for
the show featuring "Stormy
Ellington wrote "Solitude" in
1835 and won the ASCAP annual
award for the most important
song cf the yean In 1938 be took
the prize for ''Caravan" and
again in 1939 f or I Let A Song
Go Out Of My Heart."
Ellington returned to Europe
The University and Wesleyan
have been named by selective
service officials as exam centers
for students taking draft exemp
tion aptitude tests.
One thousand centers were
named throughout the nation
where the exams could be taken
May 26, June 16 and June 30.
There was, however, no an
nouncement of the passing grades
required for deferment.
Given to Dra Registrants
The test will be given to draft
registrants who have begun and
i plan to continue their college
careers. This includes graduate
and undergraduate work.
The selective service annouce-
"The test presupposes no
schooling beyond the ordinary
high school preparation for col
lege. "Scores on the test will not in
themselves determine the eligi
bility for deferment.
"Scores on the - test together
with scholastic achievement in
college will be used by the local
boards in considering the eligi
bility of registrants for occupa
tional deferment as students.
The announcement urged all
eligible registrants to apply im
mediately. A post card applica
tion can be obtained from any
The application will be already
addressed. All the applicant has
to do is fill it in and mail it.
The post cards go to the selec
tive service examining section of
the educational testing service.
The educational testing service,
Princeton, N. J which is admin
istering the test will assign each
man to the testing center of his
choice or send him to the closest
alternative center. They will also
give him the date for the exam
ination. High school graduates and
others who are candidates for ad
mission to their first year of col
lege will not be eligible to take
the test until they have entered
'Good News' Production
Needs Technical Crew
With the opening night of the
Kosmet Klubs 1951 musical
comedy, "Good News," less than
a month off, regularly scheduled
rehearsals have begun in earn
est. Three hour practices will be
held each evening until the pro
duction of the show, April 25, 26
and 27 at the Nebraska theater.
All principle actors and chorus
members may refer to a list of
scheduled rehearsals outside Room
According to Dallas Williams,
director of the comedy, rehearsal
work is progressing rapidly and
all participants "have shown a
great deal of enthusiasm."
There is still a need for back
stage help, including crew work
ers, scenery construction, seen-
in 1939 ior a tour in wnicn ne
did a series of 31 concerts in 31
cities. These included a date in
Paris, where he performed in a
Played at Carnegie Ball
In 1943 Ellington played his
series of concerts at Carnegie
HalL He continues these annual
appearances at Carnegie as well
as at concert halls of cities
throughout the United States and
The Lincoln concert will fea
ture jazz artists Max Roach, clar
inetist, and Jimmy Hamilton,
drummer, as well as Ellington's
piano and mandolin music
NU Theater Lab
Starts New Play
Jim Tomasek and Wes Jensby
combine talents to bring to the
University theatre laboratory
stage a drama of the World War
II post-war era.
The story is well -contained in
its title, "For Each Man Kills,"
and is augmented by Oscar
Wilde's words, "for each man kills
the things he loves."
The plot of the play evolves
from the obsessed love of two sis
ters for the same man, who can
return this love to only one. To
masek stated that this play gives
limitless opportunity for emotion
al character development.
All interested students are en
couraged to try out Wednesday,
April 4 on the Temple stage, 3-5
p.m. The play will be given two
showings Tuesday and Wednes
day, April 24th and 25th, in the
Nebraska fair Wednesday and
Thursday. Warmer Wednesday.
Cooler north central portion
Thursday. Hitfh Wednesday, 60'$
east; 34-78 went.
AH junior men with activity
points are requested to leave
the following; information:
name, address and telephone
number in the Innocents mail
box, basement of the Union,
by Thursday, April 5.
Dr. Paul Meadows, associate
professor of sociology, will con
tinue the Alpha Kappa Psi lec
ture series tonight at 8:00 p.m. in
Love Memorial library when he
speaks on "Communism as a
This will be the third in a series
of five lectures sponsored by Al
pha Kappa Psi on the general
topic: "Communism' Threat to
the American Economy." The lec
tures are open to the public and
there is no admission charge. The
preceding two lectures were de
livered to capacity crowds.
Dr. Meadows will present a so
ciological interpretation of com
munism as a world force, draw
ing focus on the conflict of two
revolutionary ideas, Liberalism
Dr. Meadows received his A.B.
at McKendree College, M.A. at
Washington University at Ph.D.
at Northwestern University. Prior
to coming to the University of
Nebraska, he taught at Western
Michigan College, Northwestern
University, and Montana State
He is a member of Phi Beta
Kappa and the American Socio
logical Society. He has had articles
published in over a dozen tech
nical and general journals, in ad
dition to being author of several
books in the field of sociology.
Dr. Maurice C. Latta, assistant
professor of economics, who deliv
ered the introductory lecture in
the series two weeks ago will
again serve as moderator for the
"town meeting" lectures, intro
ducing the speaker and entertain
ing questions from the floor fol
lowing the speech.
ary painting, and designing, and
properties, costumes and light
ing. Approximately fifty persons
are needed to fill these jobs.
Anyone interested in participat
ing in the technical production
may contact William Ellis, Temple
buildings, or leave his or her
name in the University Theater
business office. All Kosmet Klub
workers will aid in the backstage
Age of the Flapper
The play will portray the ad
ventures of the coeducational life
in a college during the "Age of
the Flapper" the Twenties.
The show will include for the
first time since 1941, coed ac
tresses and choristers.
Lead roles will be played by
Hal Sienknecht and Suzanne
Tickets have not gone on sale
yet, according to Business Man
ager Ted Randolph, but are sched
uled to start soon. Ducats will be
sold by Kosmet Klub workers
and will be available at a down
town music store. Announcement
of the opening sales will be made
Organizations should notify
Alice Joy Heiss by Wednes
day, April 4, whether or not
they are sponsoring foreign
students for the "Friendship
Tea" April S. Post cards may
be placed in the Religious
Welfare box in the Union
basement Miss Heiss msy be
called at 2-1107. Individuals
planning to sponsor a student
most also notify ber.
As part of Engineering Week,
which will be held during College
Days this year, the chemical en
gineering department is sponsor
ing a special display in Avery lab.
All the equipment, old and new, J
will be included in a color dyn
amics scheme. The distinctive
parts of the equipment will be
made to stand out with a bright
color against the green back
ground of supporting framework
and non-essential accessories.
Manual controls used to oper
ate the equipment shall be of a
different color for contrast af
fects. This will enable the stu
dent to see immediately what
controls are important and which
The visitor to Avery lab dur
ing E Week will be able to see an
organized array of equipment in
stead of a mass of dull, gray and
nondescript pipes and framework.
Atomic energy and heavy hy
drogen displays will head the list
in special displays. These displays
will bring out many facts about
the atomic bomb and atomic
energy as a whole.
Other displays will include
electroplating of keys and metal
parts, mirror silvering, synthetic
and natural rubber and water
softening. Movies will aim be
Take it from the guys who are "in," Uncle Sam won't
waste your long-pursued college degree.
Major Thomas M. Nial, Associated Press writer, lines
up army procedure for handling the guy with special train
ing this way.
The Army gives the inductee the General Classifica
tion tests (G.C.T.) plus an interview. If he gets a high
Draft Exam Applications
Due After Apr. 16-Drath
University students are
urged by state headquarters of
the selective service not to ex
pect draft examination appli
cation cards from their local
draft boards before April 16.
Colenel Francis Drath, chief
of manpower division of Ne
braska service said Tuesday
that the information released
from Washington indicated
that students could call for
their application cards at their
draft boards before April 16.
Colonel Drath said, "This
information is premature. Ne
braska local draft boards will
not have the cards at least un
til April 16."
He added that students
would be wasting their time
by contacting the draft board
before that date.
Permission has been granted
the junior and senior classes to
hold their class competition at
Pioneer Park, April 13 at 2:30.
The executive faculty commit
tee on student affairs granted ap
proval for the day with attend-
? ZZ from ZI
ular scheduled class work or re
The competition will include
Softball games between senior
Mortar Boards and junior women
and senior Innocents and junior
The upperclassmen will com
pete in mixed contests of egg
throwing, sack racing and three
At the end of the day, the
score of the juniors will be com
pared with the score of the sen
iors on the basis of the day's
competition. A team will get five
points for a first place, four for
a second and so on down the
The winner of the competition
will be announced at the junior
senior prom that evening.
On Ivy Day the losing class will
present a trophy to the winner.
This action is hoped to become
a tradition, according to Henry
Cech co-chairman, along with
Jess Sell, of the event ,
Filings Now Open
For Union Posts
The Union announces that stu
dents may file for Union board
positions, committee members and
Applications for the above posi
tions may be secured at the activ
ities office in the Union.
Interviews for board applicants
will be Sunday, April 8, from 2-4
pjn. at the activities office.
All applications must be turned
in by the following dates: Board
members due Saturday, April 7,
at 12:00; committee chairmen
due Saturday, April 14, 12:00;
committee memberships will be
Three factors upon which the
Union board of managers will
judge new board members are: 1.
applications; 2, interviews; and 3,
evaluations of past work as done
by budgets, and orientation com
mittee. The Union stresses the fact that
only those persons who apply for
positions will be considered.
Display for E
ASCE CO-CUA1KMEN Norman Case, right, and Stanton Vierk,
left, inspect a Dorr Thickener which has been installed in the
wing of Avery Lab. The Chemical Engineering department co
chairmen have arranged a display of all equipment in Avery Lab
for E Week which will be held during College Day this year.
Norman Case and Stanton (Chemical Engineering department
Vierk are the co-chairmen of the I
score on the G.C.T. he map apply
fr Officer Candidate School
(O.C.S.). This means 14 weeks'
basic training, eight weeks' lead
ership class and six months'
Offered in 3 Fields
O. C. S. is offered only in th
three combat arms Infantry,
Artillery and Armor. Officers
for other branches are chosen
from various sources and as
signed on the basis of skill and
Or else, on the basis of hi
aptitude, training and experience
and the army's needs, he will be
assigned to a Military Occupa
tion specialty. Men with college
degrees fn one of these special
j fields will probably be assigned
to the technical detachment t
; Fort Myer, Va.
I The fields are accounting or
business administration, biology
or allied sciences (excluding for
estry), chemistry, engineering,
geography, math or statistics.
personnel management, physics,
psychology, dentistry, medicine,
optometry, pharmacy and vet
erinary psychology, dentistry,
medicine, optometry, pharmacy
and veterinary medicine.
Robert E. Shillington, former
student at the University, is as
signed to the technical detach
ment at Fort Myer, Va. His
"letter home" to Dean Roy M,
Green of the College of Engi
neering has the following tips for
prospective draftees with college
Special Regulation SR615-
205-1 provides for the assignment
of specially trained men to the
technical detachment for classi
fication and reassignment in a
field where their knowledge is
Find out about this special
regulation during the first inter
view, Shillington urges. Men as
signed to Fort Myer are assigned
to a company giving only six
weeks' basic training.
At Fort Myer, qualifications
are reviewed and sent to Army
headquarters in the Pentagon for
final review. If the Army needs
a man with those qualifications,
he is interviewed at the Penta
gon and if approved, assigned to
Shillington is working in the
VT Fuse detachment m the Ord
nance Development Division of
the National Bureau of Stand
ards in Washington, D. C. The
detachment, made up of college
graduates in engineering, math
or chemistry, conducts a program
of research and development on
proximity fuses for the Army.
The Bureau deals with non
rotating missiles, rockets, mor
tar and bombs.
John Hopkins Allied physical
laboratories conducts a similar
program for the Navy dealing
with rotating artillery and mis
siles. It seems, Shillington writes,
that Uncle Sam has come to re
alize that it is advantageous to
place a technically trained man
where he can use his skill than
to place him in an infantry unit
N Club to Hold
The annual N Club dinner
dance will be held Saturday,
The affair will be held from
7:15-12:00 at the Union ballroom.
A pantomine of John and Mar
cia by Henry Cech and Patsy
button will be presented. Other
entertainers are Nick Adduci and
Music will be provided by Al
bert Sorenson's orchestra.
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