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Thursday, April 12, 1951
Editorial Comment
Facts Amplified ,
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Oiwl Maaact Oeorr Cobel.)
In the past few months, we have been reading
in the Daily Nebraskan many excuses as to why
the Nebraska Builders hiive been unable to re
lease the Student Directory on time. We have
attempted to amplify the facts by several inter
views with members of the Builders and mem
bers of the committee set up by the Student Coun
cil and to find out what might be done.
We of the Blue Print would like to put before
the College of Engineering summary of the facts
and some suggested remedies.
The Builders' problems seem to fall into three
categories. They are: changes in the editorial
staff; poor sources of information necessary for
compiling directory listings; and lack of co-operation
of the faculty and administration.
In our experience in presenting to the engineers
f this school and state a publication for the last
fifty years, we have found that it is a poor pol
icy to make unnecessary changes in our editorial
staff, unless there is full co-operation between
the new and retiring staffs and the new staff has
had an opportunity to procure some editorial and
managing experience. We understand that the
Builder have again changed editors of the Stu
dent Directory and that the change was affected
by an election. We hope that this election was
not another popularity contest but that all can
didates considered had the necessary qualifications
for this most important job. We further hope
that the new editor will have the co-operation of
all who may be of help to her.
The question of information sources presents
problem of another sort. We see three reme
dies which offer possible solutions. All three
will first require the solution of the third prob
lem, administration co-operation. Possible sources
of information are: an additional tab on the reg
istration cards we fill out each semester; the use
of lists of students in each department possessed
by the heads of the departments; and employment
of the IBM cards or religious or alumni cards al
ready in existence. Obviously the first source
would seem best, and every effort to initiate its
use should be made.
If we are to believe what information we are
able to obtain from the Builders, the administra
tion should regret the attitude it has taken towards
the worthwhile activity undertaken by students.
On the other hand, if the attitude shown by the
administration toward the Student Council com
mittee, in regard to the Student Directory, is to
prevail, this attitude has already been reversed.
Could it be that the official attitude is one thing
and that the actual attitude is another? Which
ever is the case, all co-operation given must be
earned, and so far as we can ascertain no effort
has been made as yet by the new staff of the
Student Directory.
We of the Blue Print are primarily interested in
the well being of the engineering student! Unless
we feel that some of the problems of the Student
Directory staff are being solved and not, as in
the past, used as excuses, we shall include in
our October, 1951, issue a directory of all engi
neering students.
We are not contemplating this to spite any group
or to take revenue from the Builders. The Blue
Print has included such a listing before, and we
feel that it is our right to do so again. Since
we feel that the students of the College of Engi
neering and Architecture need this service in Oc
tober, not in December or January, we shall un
dertake to give engineering students a directory
one way or another.
Another Experiment Fails...
An experiment has failed nothing more,
nothing less. No great moral victory has been
won by any certain group or faction. There is
no necessity for ridicule of the planners of the
Last week, the yell squad advisory board an
nounced it would include coeds on the Univer
sity's cheerleading squad next year. The deci
sion came after a year of an all-male yell squad.
A year which produced no great improvement
over mixed squad's of the past.
In the fall of 1950 a committee of Innocents
was formed to outline plans for a revised yell
squad. After much investigation and research
this committee announced this reorganization
plan. The new squad was to be composed of all
males, to be chosen by the newly-formed ad
visory board. The reasons for this revision were
many. First it was felt men could be more easily
trained in gymnastics and speech attributes of
a' good and well-functioning yell squad. The
Innocents committee believed it was the duty of
cheerleaders to visit the dressing rooms in a
show of student spirit, and of course this is re
stricted to men.- Another reason for the revision
was an opinion of the committee that male cheer
leaders would be able to facilitate travel to out-cf-town
games easier than coeds.
That was the objective of the revision. It must
be admitted the reasons are valid and in good
faith. But the experiment failed.
Why did it fail? Not because of the superiority
of female yell leaders as compared with men. It
failed because of the outrageous lack of spirit of
the student body. This coupled with the fact
that the male yell squad had three strikes against
them when they first appeared made it very dif
ficult for them to shine.
The final decision was caused by the definite
lack of men trying out for positions on next
year's squad. Now it is up to the girls to prove
Complaints Justifide .
To the Editor:
Deplorable! Deplorable indeed!
Tuesday's "Rag" contains two
complaints. Both are very imror
tant and should be given full
consideration by "the authorities
The location of the lab theater's
performances is really as bad cs
it could be. The actors do and
did a marvelous job particularly
if we remember "Antigone" and
"Caesar and Cleopatra" but
most of the little plays were
jewels too.
Eut I think the small plays need
more publicity and the big plays
definitely not only a better but
also a larger room or more per
formances. If the solving of both
needs could be combined the
The'"Rae" did a good job in
pointing to the deplorable location
(but it would be worth while to
say more about the play
Dlayine than just "Miss X
good job, Mr. Y was very fine
and Mrs. Z is not too bad at
The other thing concerns the
swimming pools (or mud baths if
you like) on the campus. You
chase around the campus blocks
to find your parking place in one
of the lots. Your car is in the
mud up to the axles and you are
hardly able to open the doors be
cause they stick in the mud. When
you get out you can wade and
take a healthy foot-and-leg mud
bath. Of course, this is not free.
You have the benefit of tnis
"treat" to your car and yourself
for 25 cents the cost of your
University parking sticker "de
signed to keep up parking facili
ties on the campus." Facilities? It
is darn hard to get your car into
the lot and to get it out takes
th? driver and three pushers, or
swimmers or waders, as you like j
it But I dont like it
'Expert' Describes Symptoms
Of Students' Spring Fever
By Mickey McKie I had an attack this year, we would
What is this thing called I like to warn you of some of its
"spring fever"? Is it a disease i symptoms
that occurs in the spring of the
year and is accompanied oy a
burning fever?
Well, yes and no, we answer.
It usually occurs in the spring,
but we've also seen it in the falL
As for the "fever" part, it seems
to be a combination of a burn
ing sensation along with a tre
mendous desire to do as little as
possible .
Now we're certain you are all
familiar with this condition, but
just in case you haven't already
Spring Edition
Of 'Schooner
Just Released
What every college student
should read!
What is it? It's the spring edi
tion of the Prairie Schooner just
released from the publishers.
Within the green and tan cov
ers of the quarterly are stories,
sonnets, poems, quatrains and
satires. The authors are known
to students as faculty members
and fellow students.
"Larry," a story by Harry F.
Cunningham, former head of the
department of architecture, and
"Losing Liberty By Default" an
article by Dr. Lane W. Lancas
ter of the political science de
partment are included in this.
they can do the job. It would be wise, however.
for the females to abandon the 1 told you so"
attitude. The coeds cannot fall back on their Former KU Student Wins
laurels. They must strive to revitalize Nebraska's Retailing Foundation Post
spirit. j. w.
Glassy Stare
Th first noticeable sign is a
glassy stare occuring about the
middle of some -class period. This
is usually detected by the instruc
tor who immediately calls upon
you to recite. From this moment
on things go from bad to worse.
A whiff of fresh air is likely
to send you into spasms of play
fulness. You may find yourself
leaping the hedges by Andrew's
hall, or noticing how nice people
are, or even forgetting to gripe
about anything, except the weath
er, which, because it is so nice,
makes you want to cut class.
Heart ships eai
Then, too, your heart may skip
a beat or two at the sight of
vour best gaL Of course the very
thought of studies turns your
stomach and even at night dur
ing study hours, you cannot re
sist the "temptation to sneak out
for a cup of coffee. Afternoon
Guest Editor
Sipping that extra cup of cof
fee? Put it down, it takes two
hands to hold a newspaper.
Love hall is living up to its
name. Within the past two weeks,
Shirley Miles announced her en
gagement to Bill Umberger, Joan
Bergrren was pinned to Harry
Hecht, and Beverly Carlson and
Jeannine Uhrig announced their
new "steady deals" with Botch"
Nielson and Chuck Anderson, re
spectively. Comes spring, whether it's
warm or cold, and a young man's
fancy turns to thoughts of love.
wwV T. j" t troof ot this is the recent pin
nic weatner starts na uie nin?s of Shr,ey Lysmrer and
persuaues juu w e"
Now that is a short concise de
scription of this "dreaded" di
sease. If you notice any of these
signs appearing on your normally
compsed anatomy, try everything
and anything in your power to
overcome it They tell me the ad
ministration is determined to
complete this semester, come
what may, and should we have a
severe epidemic of "spring fever"
this goal may prove unattainable.
Just Gullible
A former
has been re-elected to the board
of directors of a national retail
ing foundation.
E. B. Sorensen, who is a native
of Minden, is a member of a
transit advertising firm in the
west coast area.
Yesterday's Daily Nebraskan is proof enough
that one never knows what will happen in
Washington. Since the 'Rag' has no wire facili
ties and the paper is put to bed at midnight the
: ir ti A : 1 :
via news on iviacfii uiui, wiium uiuive i jiuu-j- s
night was not included in the day's news. The j QDpl COlOr C017l6lFiatlOfl5
afternoon news report was that Truman "had i
decided to do nothing about Gen. Douglas Mac
Arthur's faux pas" but would "leave any action
"The Wife," a satire by Patricia -1--k-k -a - i m
sssl irirt louu lune lour
the Schooner since Willa Cather.
The Image," by Dick Miller, is
anntrim vtnrtpnt mntnbution.
Amone the other stories and'
University student i poems included are: "Another
Day, a story by Desmond
Clarke; "Sustenance," a poem by
Albert W. Dowling; "Panther in
the Dark," a sonnet by Helen
Rowe Henze, and "A Sock in the
Buskin," a story by Michael
up to the military, and was reported as such.
The report also stated that legislators who
had conferred with Mr. Truman were under the
impression that the president had not made up
his mind about what to do about thhe general.
But they wer- reported ready to back the
These Washingtonians are rather hard to figure A " ff JLaOclFCi
out especially Truman, who called a special
press conference to break the big story.' How TXrk oJfi TT !wf"1
Come with Ultra-Modern Aae
ervile cnna"licf Sit
tions Now, instead of asking Tot j h QoVege of Agriculture, and
Feature of Ag
Summer Class
Larry Esther-ton, Russell Schel-
doph and Bernice Nnss, Jo
O'Brien and Dick Cordell, and
Mtg Loomis and Dick Monlton,
and Gloria Kohan and Verne Da
vidson. Why is it that a few people
around campus aren't looking so
well lately? Rumor has it that an
SAE busboy at the A O Pi house
came down with an unexpected
case of diphtheria. Eoth houses
have been frequently Student
Health getting vaccinated!
More evidence of spring are the
recent marriages of Bob Baker
and Sony a PrirVi, a Nort'et
ern coed, and Warren Andersen
and Norma Reitnro, which took
took place in Aurora.
When Ellington hit town the
campus took note! A few of the
many attending included Mry
Ann Zimmerman and Bob Me
nan, Jane Linn and Le Geier,
Gmny Harrison and Dean Jame-
A special summer school class.
Agronomy 179, will feature an
1800 mile tour of Nebraska. En
rolled students vss'11 get a chance son, and Snsie Sto'l and Mike
to study geologic formations, soil Lanspa, and Larry VTestphall and
types, vegetation types, and dit- j Kay Loncks.
ferent kinds of soil conservation j In the way of parties, the line
practices, j up for the weeV-end is as follows:
Also, the tour will take in wa- Friday.
ter conservation projects that are
found in the Republican and
Platte River valleys.
Leading the trip will be Dr.
Gone are the days when you
could walk into a store and ask
for a "red dress" or a "blue shirt
to match the color of my eyes."
No, with this ultra-modern age
has come new color complica-
about these legislators who were ready to back
their Chief? They seem to have taken a reverse
stand since Tuesday and are quite upset about
the entire situation. 4
Maybe news writers all over the country who
are accused of distorting the facts should be more
cautious about what they print But one would
think that direct interviews with the big wigs'
would bring the facts. The latest escapade in
trying to delude the public seems to have back
fired and the American newspapers including
The Daily Nebraskan) can no longer be accused
of misrepresenting the facts. After all, we don't
make them up! Just gullible, that's all j.L
Stolen Goods'
'Comics Are Educational
Says English Professsor
By Connie Gordon
Gertrude Carey, M a r j o r i e
Erickson, Carolyn Alma and Mur
iel Soffley were elected to BAEW
offices Monday night. April 9, at
the Barb heard meeting.
Miss Carey, a sophomore in the
College of Ats and Sciences and
a member of YWCA, was elected
Treasurer is Miss Erickson, a
freshman in the College of Arts
and Sciences.
Miss Alma, social chairman, is
a junior in Teachers college and
a commercial arts major.
Historian, Miss Softley, is a
sophomore in Teachers college,
a member of YWCA and formerly
of the freshman pepsters.
Jo Hoff, president and Eldean
Breeze, vice president were elect
ed in the all-campus elections
March 19.
If you're ever caught reading a comic book
In one of your classes, just -tell the prof who
caught you that the English department head at
the Lawrence Institute of Technology reports
in his master's thesis that "comics are an integral
part of our culture and consequently cannot be
ignored "by educators."
Be adds (bat "comics provide a oasis for
learn fair, nbWy, geography and science in a
natural and personal setting."
He points out however, that "the evils of the
art work in comics cannot be mitigated. The
artistic approach and tehenique and the content
material can only be bettered by education and
greater art appreciation."
It would seem that comics are finally coming
into their own as a source of educational ad
vancement ... some comics, that is.
A student at Michigan State college was giving'
a talk in his speech class in the fine art of sneak
ing out of classes. To make his talk easier to com
prehend, he demonstrated several methods that
could be used by students if they desired to take
an unauthorized leave of absence.
To prove that these techniques could work, he
opened the door of the classroom, stepped out
side, and never came back.
We still haven't learned what his speech grade
was that day.
The Green Gander, the Corn Shucks of Iowa
State, Is now in the process of deciding whether
they should clean tip or get out Pressure has
been exerted on the magazine from various groups
on and off the campus. They want the Gander
to either clean up the content of the magazine
or to stop any further publication. The Christ
mas issue of the magazine was "especially bad,"
and certain jokes in that issue were "without
taste." Officials told the publishers that these
jokes would have to disappear from the pages of
the magazine. Up to now, we haven't heard just
what the Gander staff plans to do concerning the
continuation of the magazine.
35 Engine Students
To Attend Confab
simply a 'Ted dress" you
specify whether the red
want is scarlet rose, crimson, or
blood red, to name just a few.
The same is true of any other
you might think of. Green is an
other excellent example. To say
that you wanted to buy a green
skirt would classify you as some
one who either doesnt know
what shade of green he desires
or as someone who is completely
Various Flowers
Flowers have quite a say-so in
determining the names and the
shades of various colors. A few
examples of the flowery nomen
clatures given to colors are: Rose,
lilac, pink, goldenrod yellow,
lily white, and various others too
numerous to mention.
Food has also elbowed its way
into names of some of your fa
vorite colors. It's getting so that
now when a person spaks of
toast wine, radish, cream, let
tuce leaf, lime, lemon, orange,
grape, apple red, and artichoke,
you can't tell if he's naming off
his favorite foods or telling you
his favorite colors.
The armed forces have even
determined the names of some
of our standard colors. Three
outstanding examples of this are:
Navy for the navy; khaki for the
army; and, if you want to get
technical, aquamarine for the
marines. It would seem that
"everybody wants to get into the
Do You Know AD the Colors?
There are some colors that you
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The touring students will
leave Lincoln June 6, and will
come back June 14. There will be
no limit to the number of stu
dents going, as all who register
for the class will be accepted.
Anyone wishing to enroll in
this class may do so by register
ing for the summer session. Aside
Tau Kappa Epsilon formal at
the Cornhusker.
Men's Dorm formal at the Lin
coln. Junior-Senior Prom.
Trident dance at the Naval
Science building.
Pi Beta Phi formal at the Lin
coln. Cosmopolitan Club Carnival at
the Union.
Acacia formal at the Lincoln.
Phi Delta Theat dinner dance at
Corner Terrace.
Farmhouse house party.
Sigma Alpha Mu house party.
student will have to pay for his MAIN FEATURES START
room, board and transportation, j Varsity: "Lightning Strikes
Estimated cost of the trip is about j Twice," 1:27, 3:27 5 27 7-27 9 27
35 dollars. j State: "Born Yesterday," lilt
Anyone desiring information ,3:16, 5:16, 7:16, 9:18.
acout tnis tour snouid see wave j Husker: "Arson Inc." 214 4 32.
Sanders at the Crops Laboratory, (6:50, 8:08. "The Arizonian." l:O0
5:36, 7:54, 10:12.
College of Agriculture.
Thirty-five students of the me
chanical engineering department
will attend the Annual American hear flf every day guretively
speaKingj, but yet you still don't
exactly know just what color
The Kansas State Collegian reports a new honor
recently bestowed to a deserving student They
wrote: "One of our Ag Students who
last year was elected the boy most likely
Ag students, take note!
Society of Mechanical Engineer's
convention in Kansas City, April
16" and 17.
Field trips have been scheduled
for the meeting.
Six schools will be represented
at the meeting. They are: the Uni
versity of Arkansas, Kansas State,
University of Kansas, University
of Oklahoma, Oklahoma A & M,
and the University of Nebraska.
Sponsors of the A5.M.E. Con
vertion are the Parents Society
and the Senior Society.
The Long Island university newspaper recently
printed a full, blank page on one of its pages.
This was done in protest to the administration's
policy of curtailing all intercollegiate athletics as
a result of involvment in the basketball scandal.
Crime does not pay! ,
This is all the pilfered material for today.
So, until next column time,
So long!
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Leo Geier. executive secretary
of the Salt-Wahoo Watershed
association, will speak before the
Tri-K club Thursday night, April
His talk, which will be at 7:30
in the Horse bam, will be de
voted to a discussion of the
watershed program in Nebraska.
Primarily designed for gradu
ating seniors who will be going
back to the farm, the lecture will
consist of a talk on organizing
watershed programs. The Salt
Vthoo Watershed Association
was started after the flood which
occurred last May
they really are. Taupe, mauve,
greige, cerise, and chartreuse are
good examples of colors that fit
into this category.
If they ever bring back the
"good old days," the days when
there was such a thing as a five
cent nickel and a red that was
actually called a red, color com
plications will be gone forever.
But until that time, can any
one lend me .a color chart?
To View Prints
Pictorial prints emphasizing
techniques for overcoating photo
grafic tauits will be presented
April 13 at 7:30 p.m. to room B3
in Burnett hall.
The pictures will be shown to
all person interested in photo
graphy fcy Dr. John S. Anderson
of Grand Island.
On display will be 25 prints
comprising the first Caribbean
American International portfolio
and prints from Cuba, Costa Rica,
Mexico and Dominican Republic.
The meeting will be jointly
sponsored by Lincoln Portfolian
ciub, Weco Camera club and
Kappa Alpha Mu, university
photografic fraternity.
Nebraska Fonr-H Clubs
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and the answering -of questions
that may arise.
A graduate of Arts and
Sciences College at the Univers
ity, Geier was a member of the
Innocents Society and was on the
University's gymnastics team.
Kalph Hansen, Program Chair
man of Tri-K club, announced
that members of all departments
and other persons interested in
the watershed program are in
vited to attend the discussion.
Following the open meeting,
Tri-K club will adjourn to a
business meeting of the club. Don
Bever, president, urged all mem
bers to be present for the .elec
tion of new club officers.
Four-H'ers over Nebraska will
observe a special Sunday this
Miss TJorothea Holetein. assist
ant state 4-H club leader, said the
observance of 4-H Club Sunday
is appropriate for the theme,
"Working Together for World Un
derstanding," which clubs
throughout the nation established
this year.
She said many clubs In Ne
braska will observe the day by
attending the church of their
choice in a group. Others will
conduct community sinking, and
in some churches the 4-H'era will
take over the conducting of the
worship service.
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