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    Tuesday, May I, 1951
Editorial Comment
Constitution Approval . . .
Las Wednesday the Student Council placed Its
tamp of aproval on the proposed constitution.
Per se, this action seems sensible and timely.
The Council hopes to place the constitution before
the students for a general vote this spring. But by
.the hasty approbation of the statute the Council
could have ruined all chances of the constitution
to take effect next fall.
Yes, on the face the Council has appeared quite
wise In preparing the constitution for student ap
proval. However, after approving the statute,
the Council then announced hearings would be
held to gain student opinions concerning the con
stitution. To the observer this Is in reverse of all
legislative procedure. When considering the
amount of appropriations to allot the University,
the budget committee of the state legislature
held public hearings before uubmitting the bill
for approval of the legislature as a whole.
The Council's action may prove to be opti
mistic in the face of a general student vote on.
the constitution. It seems the members of the
student governing body are sure the constitution
will be approved.
But what would happen if violent disagree
ment arose concerning one article of the long
constitution during the hearing Wedensday? Is
the Council prepared to take such action neces
sary to change any portion which might seem
advese to any opponent of the new system?
Public hearings are set up for the purpose of as
certaining the popularity and workability of any
legislation. It it in these hearings the students
have an opportunity to express their opinions
on this highly controversial subject.
After many years of Interim governing bodies
and powerless constitutions, the present Council,
under the leadership of Rob Raun, has come
neatest the goal of a permanent and equitable
ordinance. But by this one oversight we, may be
forced to wait another year before the Council
receives the powers It deserves.
If some article of the proposed constitution
meets violent opposition In the hearings, It is
doubtful if the Council could correct it before
the student election. It Is our hope the constitu
tion will meet the approval of the student body
as a whole and save the Student Council some
very embarrassing moments. J. w.
One Race, Nationality Answer
To War, Peace Problems
By Rod Rlgga ,
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Reecntly It was brought to my attention In one
of my classes here that the cause of the wars and
the reasons that peace can't be lasting Is "the
superficiality of the agreements made between the
peoples of the earth."
It was also pointed out that the peoples of the
earth can never have peace as long as they remain
a hodge-podge of cultural and national back
grounds. The point was that the diplomats and politicians
were trying to solve, by "external" means, a prob
lem resulting from an "internal" source and need
ing an "internal" solution. '
All ' of this was read to the class as dogma, and
when ene person said that they neither under
stood all of the Idea expressed or agreed with
the part that they did understand, the teacher
replied that Is was probably because of the back
ground of the student, and that he obviously
dkl.Vt have the maturity or the knowledge to
understand such philosophical Ideas.
The teacher then added that this was the true
solution to the world's problems, and that if
everyone understood and practiced the sort of
religion, the belief In truth and the basic good
ness of people, then there would be no strife on
It seems to" me that one of the reasons we are
h-re at the University is to gain sufficient know
ledge and background for our own decisions. It
my be true that all of our instructors have had
c-nugh of this knowledge and experience to make
o-'r decisions for us, but it also seems that one
o? their jobs is to point out the facts and allow
us t come to the one right decision by our own
reason, if there Is any one right decision. It Is
the teacher's job to furnish the basis for the
decision, one way or the other, not the decision.
Of course, this Is neither the easy way to teach
or the eastlest way to learn. It Is much easier
to take down the teacher's statements, memorize
them from your notes, and parrot them right back
when the test comes along.
Rambling back to the original contention of
the teacher, It Is realized, upon further consider
ation, that this statement Is probably true. One
race, one nationality of people with the same
grounding culturally, educationally and politically
probably would be the solution to a world at war.
But upon further consideration, who would
want to live in such a world? Progress Is almost
always the result of strife, and a world of reac
tionaries would be a terrible bore. As so many
psychologists point out, the reason behind war
. is the lack of anything better to do.
Of course, if everyone was equally educated,
the progressive men could devote their time to
progress in medicine and science. Maybe, but
they probably would sit back, asking "why should
I work to keep ahead of Jones, he'll figure it out
and give it to us all anyway."
A nation .without strjfe,. a world without con
flict would be a pretty poor place to live. I don't
want to spend the rest of my life In the service
any more than anyone else, but I still think that
good honest competition Is something to be con
sidered. I may hate the guts of the kid sitting
next to me In class, but .Vll still work like the
dickens to beat him on a test. And just for that
MORTAR BOARD FUN Members of the Uni
versity's honorary society for senior women
got together Wednesday night to honor four
brides-elect and one recently-married mem
bers of their group. Pictured, left to right,
Courtesy of Journal-Star.)
front row, Mrs. John Campbell, (Sally Holmes),
Joel Bailey, Susan Reed, Janet Carr, Dorothy
Bowman and Mrs. Davis, (Annette Stoppkotte).
Looking on, left to right, are Nancy Porter
and Kathryn Swanson.
'The Color Makes the Fashion9 -Vogue;
Multi or Solid Color Clothes Are Popular
By Shirley Murphy
"The color makes the fashion,"
says Vogue. So this spring and
summer, clothes are being pre
sented in multi or solid colors
with contrasting or matching ac
cessories. Most of the colors are variation
of reds, yellows and blues. Mix
tures of these primary colors
create off-shades which are used
in the prints and plains for this
year's cottons.
Rate Tops
Chambray and denim materials
rate tops for most every day and
play togs. Nylon, linen, jersey,
voile or dimity will form crea
tions to make the wearer appear
more cool, lovely and feminine.
Sun dresses rate as perennial
favorites. Straight skirts are be
ing more frequently used with the
strapless bodice. Variations such
as one shouldered Grecian dresses
and ties behind the neck are being
added more this year.
The sheer starchy fabrics are
being incorporated into visions of
nebulous skirts with fitted bod
ices and snug Peter Pan collars.
Sleeves have the same gathered
effect and are three-quarter
length. Sleevless dresses and
blouses are top billing, too.
White is the color for summer
to bring out the feeling of cool
ness and sophistication. Every
girl looks striking in white. Play
clothes and dress clothes are both
being fashioned out of white fab
rics. Pedal pushers to formals can
be effectively styled out of the
various white fabrics available.
Accessories Make Outfits
Accessories can make the cot
ton outfit. Sandals In the same
varying and striking colors as the
fabrics make a striking picture.
"Scarecrow" hats with fringed
edges keep face well shaded and
noses from showing the shiny red
of early sunburns.
Elastic bathing suits in bright
colors and different patterns are
still in style for summer swims
and sun bathing. Short easy to
fix hair-dos are favorites of the
girls that know how to fix them
and know that the style is becom
ing to their individual person.
No matter what the style, for
winter, summer, spring or fall,
the key work to good taste, is
what becomes the individual and
what the individual feels comfor
table and well dressed wearing.
'High Frequency'
Works of Sigmund Romberg
Are Music Lover Favorites
By Art Epstien
. Last week the column was devoted to "pop''
music of the modern ballad variety. This week
the column discusses another phase of popular
music light semi-classical. One of the more fa
mous composers of semi-classical scores is Sig
mufid Romberg. Romberg is noted especially for
his hit with the operettas "The New Moon," '-'The
Student Prince," "Maytime" and Desert Song."
From "New Moon" such great songs as "Stout
hearted Men," "One Kiss" and "Lover Come Back
To Me" swept the nation as songs that will live
with us forever, numbers that will survive the
critic, of time. "One Alone," "Riding Song of the
Riffs" and ."Romance" were tunes that dere the
basis for another Romberg smash musical comedy,
"The Desert Song."
Sigmund Romberg music has brought joy to
the hearts of many people. The beauty of his
works is as enduring as it is fresh. Since Romberg
wrote his first broadway production in 1914 until
the present day, when music lovers think of music
that i?5 pleasant to listen to or to whistle they in
variably have a Romberg tune running their
their minds.
Osiek, Hungary was the birth place of Romberg.
Twenty-two years later, In 1909, Romberg came
to the United States. His first job In the U. S. was
not one of a musical background. He first worked
in a pencil factory counting pencils.
His first musical break came one night when he
was dining in a New York cafe. He told the
owner how bad the dinner music was. The owner
invited Romberg to play with the musicians there.
After one week Sigmund was conducting the en
semble. Three years later he wrote his first musi
cal in honor of the Shuberts. "The Whirl Of
The World" was first presented at the Winter
Garden Theatre.
1924 was a good year for "Bunny." It was in
that year that he produced "The Student Prince,"
and also the year that he took Miss Lillian Harris
for a bride. "Bunny" is his wife's nickname for
her husband.
Proof that Romberg's songs will live through
the years are the fine songs that he writes. Some
of the favorites are "For You," I Want To Be
Loved," "Lucky In Love," and some of the more
recent works "Carousel" and "Zing Zinff, Zoom
At the present time Romberg is doing a terrific
job in writing musical scores for the movies and
TV. Any time that you have the opportunity to
listen to Sigmund Romberg's music you should
not miss it. Whether is is over the radio,
TV or a Hollywood sound tract, or you own
records, his music is always pleasant for your
listening enjoyment.
Mortar Board History Dates Back to 1905
With 13 'Energetic Original9 Senior Girls
Masque. Misspelled? Archaic
Not at all. Especially when the
adjective "black" precedes it.
The Black Masque, sometimes
associated with Halloween,
means something greater here at
the University. It has come to
stand as a symbol of inexhausti
ble energy, a mark of leadership,
a record of many hours spent in
campus activities above all the
deserving honor that of Mortar
Mortar Board as we know it
today was originally called Black
Masque. That was in 1905, when
the local chapter first came into
An excerpt from "The Senior
Book" of 1905 gives us the first
record of the organization and
its founding: "Thirteen energetic
and original senior girls have
established a permament organ
ization known as the 'Order of
the Black Masque.' "
Thirteen "Black Masquers"
One of these 13 girls who
wished to "make girls a strong
factor in class and University
activities" Edna Holland De
Putron, in 1916, set down her
feelings and remembrances of
the chapter in its infancy.
"This had been a long-felt
want. The Senior boys had their
organization and could stand and
fall together, but the Senior girls
were a scattered lot. We thought
that, with a little centered in
terest, we could make the girls
of the Class of 1905 a strong fac
tor in class and University activi
"So 13 girls formed the original
Black Masque chapter. Then,
since we felt we had started
something which was. worthy of
perpetuation, we elected 13 Jun
ior girls to be the next year's
Black Masques. We tried to
choose the girls who were most
prominent in all college activi
ties, girls with enthusiasm and
spirit,' for we wanted Black
Masque to become prominent
and an organization for which
University girls would strive.
First Tapping, Initiation
"That spring we sent our in
vitations to the 13 junior girls,
asking each one to be at a cer
tain place at the same time, a
different place being chosen for
each girl. When they arrived at
the designated corners, they
were met by the Black Masques
and taken to Pi Phi house, where
they were duly initiated."
So, Black Masque was founded
The name of the original organ
ization was derived from the
fact that new members were
masked with small black masks
a tradition which still carried
through to this day,
When the national Mortar
Board, senior honor society for
women, was founded on Feb. 16,
1918 at Syracuse, N. Y., its name
was derived from the local name
of the Ohio State and Michigan
chapters. It was established by
representatives of existing honor
societies. A pin, a little black
Mortar Board, was chosen as the
symbol for the organization
Group Affiliates with National
'Husker Holiday9 Parade
Names Rodeo Color Guard
Yugoslav Diplomat to Speak Here
Alexis Bedler, Yugoslavian am
bassador, will arrive at the Uni
vesity May 14 to speak at a Uni
versity convocation. He will, at
this time, have just arrived from
Bedler, known as quite an able
diplomat, will speak on "Yugo
slavia Between the East and
West." The convocation is tenta
tively scheduled for Monday,
May 14, at 10 a.m.
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Arnold Air Society to meet at
regular time and place.
Innocents will hold tackling
practice, usual time, usual
Red Guidon meeting, 7:30
Motor Transport lab movie to be
shown, Field Artillery cadets in
vited. Tuesday, Wednesday
College Days programs:
check in 1 to 3 p. m., Tuesday,
1 to 5 p. m., Wednesday, in
Cornhusker office, basement of
Union, to Martin Lewis or Gene
.Members of the newly-formed
University Rodeo association will
furnish the color guard for the
"Husker Holiday" parade Satur
day morning. They will be Rex
Messersmith, "Buck" Keister and
Rex Coffman.
The banner bearers will be
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Cast Announced
The cast for the play "The
Lord's Will," which will be pre
sented Monday and Tuesday,
May 7-8, at 7:30 p.m. in 201 Tem
ple, has been selected.
"Nancy Dark will play the part
of Mary Adams. Ed Prado will
be Lem Adams. Betty Lester will
play Mrs. Jones.
Joyce Hunscote will direct the
play. Betty Zumhingst will be
Gopher Control
Advice Given
If you're bothered with moles
or gophers in your lawn or gar
den, here's the way to control
Prof. O. S. Bare of the Uni
versity entomology department
says traps of the harpoon and
choker type are effective. The
mole trap can be set astride the
pushed up ridge that marks the
mole's burrow.
First, press down the ridge
where the trap is to be set. Press
it down for four or five inches
but den't pack the soil where the
trap is set. Set the trap trigger
or pan so that it rests on the
surface of the pressed down soil.
two palominos and a black horse
and it is hoped they will show
off the flags well.
Others riding horses in the pa
rade will be Clarice Fiala, Lu
ella Cooney, Claire Pritchard,
Joan DeWulf, Mrs. Leland Kei
ster, "Pablo" Stokely, Ted Jeary,
Ward Hansen, Keith Young, Max
Smidt and Jim Peters.
The color guard will be fol
lowed by Gayle Gutherless, 1951
Rodeo Queen. This is the first
year a Rodeo Queen has been
selected by the rodeo club.
For the first time in history
the Rodeo association will have
an entry in the parade. It is
planned that this float will be
different from the regular en
tries and parade watchers "will
get the surprise of a lifetime,"
according to Rob Roy Farnham,
in charge of the float
The fourth annual Ag College
rodeo will get under way Satur
day at 2 pjn., rain or shine.
Professional rodeo stock has been
contracted for this year's show.
Tri-K Wins Display Contest
Tri-K club was announced es
winner of the displays shown as
part of the open house division
of College Days on Ag campus.
The club's display compared
old pop corn with the newer hy
brids and demonstrated the ef
fect of amounts of organic mat
ter in the soil.
The club also ran a demonstra
tion on seed treating and clean
ing. Bob Sand, president of the Tri-
K, was chairman of the displays.
A traveling plaque was won
from a field of six entries. They
were Block and Bridle club,
Home Ec club, Soils club, Varsity
Dairy club, Vocational Education
club and Tri-K.
Judges were Mrs. Altinus Tul
lus, Clude Noise and Clancy Mil
ler, all instructors at the college.
Frank Sibert, Farmers Fair
board member, was chairman in
charge of the Ag open house.
It was not until 1921, however,
that the University Black Mas
que chapter became affiliated
with the national organization,
Pi Sigma Alpha. There are now
over 80 chapters of the national
Mortar Board.
Here at the University, new
members are elected to Mortar
Board in the spring- They are
women who have completed their
junior year. Minimum number of
members is five, the maximum,
Ivy Day, one of the greatest
traditions on the University cam
pus, is sponsored by the Mortar
Boards each year. Aside from
this, the wearers of the black
masks also have a part in the
scholarship tea, Founder's day
luncheon and the Mortar Board
ball. Other functions have in
cluded assisting with elections
and ushering for convocations.
This year, the Mortar Boards
participated in the orientation
program for freshman women
with AWS. Aside from all these
things, they also assist with the
Dean's tea, present a skit at Coed
Follies and help with the Chan
cellor's reception in the fall.
Indeed, the name Mortar
Board stands for inexhaustible
energy, leadership, many hours
spent in campus activties truly
an organization of remarkable
By Donna Prescott
College Days headed the cam
pus activities last week-end. Con-,
gratulatlons go to the College Day
board; the float winner, Gamma
Phi, Alpha Chi, Love Memorial,
Farm House, TKE, Phi Tsi, Phi
Gam, Delta Tau Delta and Sigma
Chi; Wesleya foundation and the
Vocational Agriculture associa
tion; Goddess of Agriculture,
Eileen Derleg, Whisker King,
Burnell Swanson; the Rodeo
Queen, Gayle Gutherless, All
Round Cowboy, Buck Keister.
Saturday evening the Cotton
and Denim dance climaxed the
College Day activities. Entering
the portals of the Coliseum which
was decorated like a huge barn
were Jan Glock and Knox Jones,
Mary Hoffmelster and Don Bea
ver, Eileen Derieg and Rob Raun,
Joe Raun and Del Kopf Emerson
Inks and Beverly McCormick
Marilyn Campfleld and Hal Has
gelbalch, Sonny Karges and Con
nle Clark, Jo Poison and Rich
Going steady: Louise Wells and
Larry Rosier, Engagements: Jan
Heppcrly and Mel Meyers, Gitch
Carey and Chuck Beatty, Ginger
Rein and Jim Niesson, Rosanne
Iledke and J. II. Mohman. Mar
riage: Shirley Roach and Art
Question of the Week Len
Rush, since when have you start
ed to be a messenger boy? Seems
this date needed to carry on a
conversation with one of his fra
ternity brothers and sent Lenny
to do the job for her,
Terrace hall held their annual
picnic at Pioneer park Saturday
night. Picnic dates were: Kathy
Jensen and Al Landers, Mary
Ann Keeffe and Dick Moodle,
Shirley Duffey and John Kucera,
Bonnie McCoy and Curt Sum
ner. Congratulations to Perky Falbt
She was one of the finalists Pi
Kappa Alpha dream girl at Iowa
last week-end.
Friday evening the Delta Chi's
had a winner dance at Arbor
Mannor. Couples were: Norma
Erickson and Chuck Hammond,
Dixie Reynolds and Rusty Par
menter, Les Noble and Tish
Barry, Karl Hayward and Carol
Farmer, Heinz Shrinner and Jan
Schmittman, Micky Slsley and
Shirley Herman.
Saturday night the Beta Theta
Pi fraternity held their annual
lui nuu ai punier i en ace. rcsuvi-,
ties started off with a smorges
bord dinner. The girls were given
little fuzzy dogs with the Beta
crest around their neck. Dates
were: Ted Barger and Nancy
Saunders, Rocky Yapp and Kay
Sommers, Chick Thompson and
Pokey Bergh, Bob Howe and Beth
Alden and Gene Johnson and Ju
lie Johnson. Outstandingeventi
at the formal were marked by
Hubie Shellberger's fall into a
mud puddle with his tux on and
Keith Mumby's call for help after
his date left him struck in tho
tanglewood of a tree.
The first real picnic weather
finally came around to the Ne
braska campus. Last week-end
was the preview of the Ivy day
picnics. Taking off for parts un
known and picnics and barbeques
were: .Max Kennedy and Dot
Lowe, Don Gearke and Jean
Burford, Jerry Yeager and Rev
Rockaway, Glenn Nelsonand Janet
Bailey, Bev Beal and Bob John
son, Pat Roach and Jim Brown,
Mir Loomls and Dick Moulton,
Sara Devoe and Bud Ward, Grace
Burkhart and Bobbie Reynolds,
Larry Anderson and Jo Johannes.
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