The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 02, 1951, Image 1

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Vol. 51 No. 130
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Builders have made plans for a better and earlier
1951-52 Student Directory," said Louise Kennedy, editor of
the book.
She said that the new plan can be successful only with
the full and complete cooperation of the student body. They
can aid the Directory by filling out completely and cor
rectly the special Student Directory cards which will be
attached to the registration cards.
Wednesday, May 2, 1951!
Cast of 500, 70-Piece Orchestra Will
Participate in Verdi's 'Aida' May 6
Crime Group
Former Mayor William O'Dwy
er has been accused of "contrib
uting to the growth of organized
crime, racketeering and ganger-
sterism in New York City" by
the senate crime investigating
me committee s report- was
unanimous and contained a year
long study of organized crime
and political corruption. It de
clared that the "power of evil"
of organized crime is "infinitely
greater" than it was years ago.
The committee declared that
fighting it is "largely a local
The committee also reprimand
ed Gov. Fuller Warren of Florida
and Gov.' Forrest Smith of Mis
rouri. Warren was accused of
"allowing the post of his office"
to be ased by Chicago's Capone
syndicate to muscle into Miami
Beach gambling.
It said that it found "incred
ible" Smith's assertions that he
did not discuss giving anything
to slain democratic boss Charles
Binaggio in return for his polit
ical support.
The committee accused the
Western Union Telegraph com
pany of allowing its facilities to
be used in providing information
to bookmakers and some of its
officials and employees actually
have engaged in bookmakingj
Chicago is the "focal point for
the activities of organized crimi
nals in the United States," the
committee declared. They
blamed police laxity and sorfup
tion for such conditions.
Commnunist troops cut off the
water, supply Jt or rivers blocking
their invasion route in preparing
for a new attack in central Ko
rea. United Nations engineers had
to adjust pontton bridges on the
Han river three times because of
the sharp drop. An allied spokes
man said that the reds closed the
sluice gates to the Kwachon dam
trying to dry up the Pukhan and
Han rivers.
How far the rivers had gone
down could not be disclosed be
cause of the censors.
At the same time the commu
nists shifted their forces to the
central front after massed allied
artillery, naval guns and record
swarms of planes had disrupted
their plans for a May day as
sault on, Seoul.
There was no report of ground
action of any size either on the
central front or in the west near
Seoul where the reds had hoped
to celebrate their international
Journal Editor
Three Nebraska legislators at
tacked Raymond A. McConnell,
jr., editor of The Lincoln Jour
nal, for his editorial stand re
garding the consideration of the
watershed bill by the public
works committee.
McConnell's editorial, which
began, "Note these men well
..." and was followed by a list
of the nine members of the com
mittee, explained that the com
mittee held the fate of the water
shed bill after its public hearing.
Sen. Otto Prohs, chairman of the
committee, said that McConnell
owes the group a public apology
for his editorial.
Prohs continues, saying that
the senators felt as if they had
guns in their backs, and resent it.
"Yesterday," Prohs said, "he
insulted all of us by qrestioning
the committee's honesty and in
tegrity. I'm not going to sit
down and take that from any
Sen. William Hern resented
being accused of not knowing
what he is doing by the editor
on the grounds that he did not
attend a public hearing of the
bill. Hern said that he had been
excused from the hearing and
he had read the newspaper ac
counts of it.
Sen. W. J. Williams, also . ac
cused of missing the hearing,
said that "it is a crime a lying
crime for a man of his (Lie
ber's) honesty and integrity to
set tied up with a co-chairman
ho's an egg-sucker." The leg
islator refold that "Mcf.onnell.
Jin talen after me for four
years, twice a week."
The new Directory will con
tain the standard information
plus the home addresses of all
students, a complete schedule of
tne years events, all organiza
tion's presidents and the organ
ization's office and phone num
ber. . Miss Kennedy has outlined the
procedure which the Directory
must go through next year be
fore it is printed.
Cards will be filled out by
students during registration for
the ensuing term; the cards will
contain the student's name, home
and campus address, phone num
ber, college and year in school.
The cards, more than 6,000
must then be alphabetized. Fol
lowing this, the cards are checked
for telephone numbers by the
Lincoln Telephone company. This
is required by law.
A Typing: Job
The cards must then be typed
into a complete and accurate list
with telephone number correc
tions. Builders plans to hire typ
ists this year who will work
steadily until they are through
with the lists.
The Journal prints the lists
and runs-off galleys whieh must
be proofread against the Student
Director cards.
After this final step, the -Student
Director is printed.
The Director staff inHnriP-
Business manager. Phvllis Lon
don; Student lists, Susan Rein
hardt; faculty lists Vernita
Helmsteader; proof readine. Bet
ty Brinkman; organization chair
man, Noorma Lothrop
The University Choral Union
with guest solists will present the
opera "Aida" at the University
Coliseum at 3 p.m., Sunday,
May 6.
J. Dayton Smith, former Uni
versity music instructor, will
sing the leading tenor role of
Radames, Aida's lover. Smith is
now working toward his doctor's
aegree in music education at
Florida State university
Dale B. Ganz will take the
lead baritone role as Amonasro,
father of Aida. He is an instruc
tor in voice at the University.
Women's Roles
Margaret Goldsmith and Mrs.
Lodema Poaster will sing the
leading women's roles. Miss
Goldsmith will take the part of
Aida, the Egyptian slave girl.
Amberis, daughter of the Egyp
tian king, will be sung by Mrs.
Miss Goldsmith attended the
University and has studied music
at Kansas university and in New
York. Mrs. Poaster received her
musical education at the East
man School of Music and the
Julliard Graduate school.
Three University students
Lloyd Lotspech, Janice Schweser
and John Moran will have lead
ing roles, Lotspech will sing two
roles the King of Egypt and the
nigh priest. The part of the high
priestess will be taken by Miss
iscnweser. Mora will sing the
tenor role of messenger. These
students have all been active in
music events on the campus.
The Choral Union is composed
of 500 singers and a 70-piece or
chestra. It includes the Agricul
tural college chorus directed by
Mrs. Altinas Tullis; the Univer
sity choruses directed by Dale
Ganz and David Foltz. Emanuel
Wishnow will direct the Univer
sity orchestra.
Guiseppi Verdi composed the
opera "Aida" for the Khedive of
Egypt. The play takes place in
Egypt during the times of the
College Men 'Should Apply
Now' for Aptitude Tests
Elmer P. Brock. vice-Dresi
dent of the U. S. National Stu
dent association in a statement
today urged college students to
apply immediately for the apti
tude test for possible deferment.
Brock said he felt that many
student were under the impres
sion the tests have been can
celled or have been made mean
ingless by a congressional
amendment to the draft bill
stating that the local draft
boards are not bound by the re
sults of the tests in granting deferments.
No Modification
"It was understood that the
ultimate decision as to whether
a student should or should not
be drafted rests with his local
Harvard Lecturer to Arrive
Here Max 7: Tonic U Russia
"Public Opinion and Soviet
Russia," will be the subject of
a lecture by Dr. Alex Inkeles of
the Russian Research center at
Harvard university at 7:30 p.m.,
May 7, in Love Library audi
torium. Yollowmg "trts-aacrress,- "Inkeles
wm De presented with the annual
Kappa Tau Alpha award for re
search in journalism and mass
communications. This award was
established in 1944 by Kappa Tau
Alpha, national journalism schol
arship society. Inkeles will re
ceive the award for his book
"Public Opinion in Soviet Rus
sia," which was judged the best
contribution of 1950. Dr. William
F. Swindler, director of the
School of Journalism and national
president of the society, will pre
sent the award.
Inkeles' Sponsors
Inkeles, whose visit is spon
sored by the University Research
council, was nominated by the
School of Journalism. He will be
on campus May 7 to 8 to meet
with the following seminars and
advanced classes in journalism
and social sciences:
Monday, 9 to 10 a.m., econom
ics 288; 10 to 11 a.m., journalism
195 and history 282.
Tuesday, 10 to 11:15 a.m., po
litical science 212.
Inkeles was for three years a
social science analyst for the
State Department in Washington
specializing in the study of the
Soviet Union.
Research Associate
He is, at present, a research
associate at the Russian Research
center at Harvard. This center
was established in 1949 under a
five year grant of the Carnegie
Corporation to study Russian in
stitutions and behavior as a guide
to the better understanding of
Soviet international actions and
f In addition to his book, Inkeles
is the author of a number of ar
ticles on the general problem of
mass communication in the Soviet
draft board," Brock said. The
amendment does not in any way
modify the original plans for
the aptitude tests; he said.
He said that according to, in
formation revealed at the Na
tional Student association head--quarters,
no student taking the
test will be drafted until his tet
score and scholastic rating has
been determined.
Students should keep in mind
that the plan does not exempt
them from ultimate militarv
service, but provides them with
the opportunity of pursuing
their education during the next
academic year, Brock pointed
out. The student has nothing to
lose and everything to gain by
taking the tests, he emphasized.
Under an order issued by
President Truman students who
score 70 or 1 ' her or who are in
the upper ranks scholastically
may receive an occupational de
ferment in order to continue
their education.
"While no provisions have
been made by congress for the
deferment and education of
qualified students who cannot
afford to attend college, such a
plan must, necessarily, be
worked out in the, future," Brock J
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saiu. vii uie present time, me
primary objective of the apti
tude test is to insure that top
students now in college will be
able to continue their educa-
Pharoha. War was raging be
tween Ethiopia and Egypt at that
Aida, daughter of the Ethopia
King, is a slave of the Egyptian
princess Ammeris. Both women
are in love with Radames, the
Egyptian military hero. Aida's
father is then captured by the
Egyptians, Amnerto in her
jealousy accuses Radmaes of
Radames is sentenced to die in
a dungeon below the Egyptian
temple. In the final scene, Aida
joins him and together they sing
the "Farewell to Earth" while
the chants of the priests
heard in the distance.
Slut PS
The juniors and seniors will try
Forced to cancel their inter
class competition two weeks in
a row, the event is now scheduled
lor rriday at Pioneer park.
The original plans for the com
petition were cancelled when it
looked as if the weather would
be unfavorable. Although the day
was beautiful, it was too late to
change plans.
Scheduled for the follnwine
Friday, the classes were forced to
change plans when it really did
A softball game between the
Fall Slimmer Registration
Opens at Armory, May 14
Students will be admitted for
registration according to the to
tal hours they have earned as of
Feb. 1, 1951. Registration will be
at the Armory of the Military
and Naval Science building Mon
day, May 14, to Thursday,
May 17.
Since Ag college students can
not be kept informed of the num
bers posted, special provisions
have been made for them. They
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Union to Celebrate Birthday
Friday in 'Topsy-Turvy' Style
The Union will celebrate its
thirteenth birthday with a
"Topsy-Turvy Inside Out" party,
Friday night.
The party which will usher in
Ivy Day, will include dancing
under the stars, a carnival mid
way and an outdoor movie.
Eddie Garner and his orches
tra will furnish the music for
the dance. A portable dance
floor will be set up on the east
lawn of the Union.
. Carnival. Midway.
A carnival midway with
booths and prizes will be held
on the lawn. The outdoor movie
will be "Give My Regards to
Henry C h vill emcee a
show presented by the students
during intermission.
The party, spoi.sored by the
Union special activities commit
tee, is free to all University stu
dents. Chuck Widmaier is spon
sor of the party and Thorn
Snyder is chairman of the
Union committee.
The Union's history began
with an initial drive for con
struction in 1930. Ray Ramsay,
then alumni secretary, and
Oscar Norling, editor of The
Daily Nebraskan, pushed orig
inal ideas of a Union.
Take Up Fight
Members of the Alumni coun
cil, Innocents society and Stu
dent Council took up the fight.
There was much opposition and
many difficulties arising from
legal barriers. Petitions were
circulated among student to de
termine if they would be will
ing to pay a small fee to defray
the cost of maintenance.
Final plans were made and
ROTC Cadets
To Receive
Seven individual awards and
a battalion streamer will be pre
sented during ROTC federal in
spection parade Thursday after
noon. The John J. Pershing award,
given to the outstanding student
in the National Society of Persh
ing Rifles, will be presented to
Cadet Col. James M. Wroth.
Chancellor R. G. Gustavson will
make the presentation.
Cadet 2nd Lt. Lyle D. Altman
will receive the Air Force Associ
ation Award. It is given annually
to the outstanding first year ad
vance student in Air Force,
United StS Communication
Association awards will be given
to Cadet Lt. Col. Wendell C.
Bauman, outstanding second year
advanced student in the com
munications unit of the Air Force
ROTC, and to Cade.t 2nd Lt.
Willis M. Schmeekle, outstanding
first year student in the com
munications unit.
Having attained the highest
average in ROTC and other
scholastic grades during six se
mesters, Cadet 2nd Lt. Jean J.
Hunter will receive the Forty and
Eight award.
The American Legion Auxil
iary award will be presented
to Cadet Pvt. J. Wesley Boswell.
The award is given to the stu
dent with the highest average in
ROTC and other scholastic grades
and with the greatest aptitude for
military service.
Leadership Ability
Cadet TSgt. John G. ' Wirsig
will be awarded the Candidate
Officers Association scholarship
for his scholastic average and his
leadership ability.
The field artillery battalion,
coommanded by Cadet Lt. Col.
Edwin D. Pullen, will receive the
battalion streamer as the honor
battalion or the Army, Navy and
Air Force ROTC. The battalion's
B battery, commanded by Cadet
Capt. Rolland L. Egger, will re-
will report to the Assienment
committee as follows:
Needed Hours
89-plus hours Monday, May
53-88 hours Tuesday, May 15.
27-52 hours Wednesday, May
All others Wednesday after
noon, May 16 and Thursday
morning, May 17.
Students must present their
grade reports to the Assignment
committee for admittance to reg
istration. In the event that the
grade reports have been lost, stu
dents are to bring their I.D. cards
and work sheets for identifica
tion. The assignment committee
will have records of the total
hours earned by all students.
Grade Slip Admittance
Admittance by grade slips will
take the place of the number
system used in previous years.
Students with the greatest num
ber of total hours will be admit-!
ted to registration first.
The new system is being used j
so that seniors will be able to j
register for courses needed to I
complete their curriculums.
All students should see their
advisers before May 14 to make j
out work sheets for registration. ;
Innocents and Junior men at 2:30
will open the competition. In the
following game, the Senio- i.
men will play the Junior v. i.
Each tean; will play fou i
nings. If enough studer. pan.oi
pate, other games will be sche
duled. Any junior or senior coed in
terested in playing should con
tact Pat Wiedman, 6-2440. Junior
and senior men are to call Hank
Cech, 3-1960, if they wish to play
un a team.
Trophy to Winner
Other events of the afternoon
include sack races, egg throwing
and three legged races. At the
end of the competition' points will
be totaled to determine the win
ning class. The winner to be an
nounced on Ivy Day will be pre
sented with a trophy.
All juniors and seniors are
urged to participate so that the
compeition may become an annual
Though the executive faculty
committee on student affairs has
granted approval for the junior
senior competition day, a: tend
ance is voluntary and no student
will be excused from regularly
scheduled class work or required
"All gradute and undergrad
uate male students are urged
to take the Selective Service
qualification tests," Dean T. J.
Thompson announced.
"Students who have no
made arrangements with thei
local draft board of request
to take the test should do s
immediately," Thompson sail
Selective service tests wi)
be given May 26, June 16 ant
June 30. Students who are nc
able to take the tests on th
scheduled Saturday because
religious reasons, may take
them Thursday, July 12. Infor
mation about the procedure to
be taken in making the date
change may be obtained from
any draft board.
Students May Air Suggestions
On Council's Constitution
Groups or individuals who wish
to suggest changes or. question
I any "part of the new Student
Council constitution may present
their views this afternoon at the
Council's regular weekly meet
ing. The hearings will be held in
Room 315 Union, at 4 p.m.
At last Wednesday's meeting,
the Council approved the consti
tution with a few minor changes
in wording and construction, as
swer questions.
Within the next two weeks, the
student body win Vote' ati the
constitution in an all-campus
The council urges all students
to study the new constitution
thoroughly and recommend any
constructive changes. Anyone,
with even minor changes in mind,
may attend the hearing.
The constitution, feels the com
mittee, is much stronger than
it was published in the April 18 the old one, since it provides bet
issue of The Daily Nebraskan. ter rules for election, publicity
In addition to Council members, i and general conduct.
faculty representative of the
joint faculty-student affairs com
mittee which drew up the new
document, will be on hand to an-
By-laws will be drawn up later
so the whole may be submitted to
the Board of Regents for final
Atomic Energy Control Simple,
Assert Nebraska Physicists
construction began in 1936. The
Union was finally born May 4, ceive the streamer for the bat'
1938. talion.
That control of atomic energy years.
Ten Selected 1 w A oegms Annual spring uotning
For Round Two Drive in Campus Organizations Houses
In Annual lest
Ten students
Tuesday night from a field of 23
to participate in round two of
Delta Sigma Rho's annual intra
mural extemperaneous speech
contest, to be held Thursday.
They are:
Rosemary Amos, Harris Carna
by, Janis Crilly, Bill Dugan, Alan
Garfinkle, Roseanne McLaughlin,
Jack Paap, Beth Rohwer, Keith
Skaller and John Brooks Sullivan.
Eight or ten finalists will be
chosen on the basis of perform
ance in rounds one and two.
Of the twelve organized houses
represented in the intramural
contest, only Sigma Alpha Epsi
lon and Chi Omega were left
after Tuesday's round.
The "winning house will be
awarded an engraved golden
A silver cup will be given to
the top-ranking individual.
Topics for the contest were
drawn Monday evening. They
are on the subject of current na
tional and international affairs.
Sorority Head Filings End Today
Today is the last day for coeds j Applicants must be of sopho
to file for the position of sorority more standing next fall. They
head on the AUF solicitation i must have a weighted average of
The Weather
at least 5.0 and have had a year's
experience in AUF work.
Applications should be left in
the AUF office, Union Room 306
between 1 and 5 p.m., today. At
the time the application is filed
Partly cloudy Wednesday and
Thursday; scattered showers in I the student may sign up for an
northwest; warmer in west, high 1 intreview. Interviews will be
Wednesday; 70, low Wednesday; I given starting at 3 p.m. Wednes
65, low Wednesday night, 45. I day by the AUF executive Ssard.
The University YWCA has be
gun their annual spring clothing
were selected i 0e v,
juaisn ycai me i vv sjjuiietuib a
campaign to collect clothes, from
all organized student houses, to
be sent to needy persons.
The drive is being inaugurated
with the Representative council
this year. The members of this
group, twenty-four University
coeds, will be in charge of col
lecting old clothing in the organ
ized women's houses.
Boxes will be set up to contain
the clothes and will be placed in
each woman's house.
Letters Sent Out
Letters will be sent to all stu
dent houses next week request
ing cooperation in the clothing
drive. This includes all men's
residence houses and the student !
religious houses.
The drive win be carried on
for the next two weeks and will
be concluded on Monday, May 14
The YW is requesting all houses
that are able to deliver their old
clothes to Ellen Smith hall, to
do so. Those that are unable to
provide transportation should
contact the YW office in Ellen
Smith hall, where arrangements
are being made to collect the
clothes on Tuesday, May 15.
Bring to Ellen Smith
However, anyone that is able
to bring their boxes of clothes
to Ellen Smith hall should make
plans to do so.
The clothes, after collection,
are wrapped and delivered by the
YWCA to some organization that
distributes them overseas or in
this country to persons needing
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is a relatively simple matter, was
demonstrated by the lecturers,
Willard Goeddert, Herbert Jeh.e
and Richard Sill, at an Ag Union
discussion Monday afternoon.
An explanation of the proolem
sion Monday afternoon,
was pointed out during discus-
An explanation of the problem
was pointed out during discus
sion of the topic, "Some Social
ImpJicatings of Atomic Energy,"
by the three members of the psy
sics department here.
"Genetics" as affected by ra
dioactive material such as Uran
inum 235, will be under fire by
the three physicists at 4:30 p.m.
in the Ag Union lounge today.
The third and final talk of the
series is scheduled for Monday,
May 7, and is entitled "Alterna
tives to Present .Policies."
"International argumentsj
should not be mixed up with that
which is evident," the three
stressed. '
Power and bomb production
takes big plants and large re
sources. Through the interchange
of educators, personnel, and
knowledge, any such large pro
duction plant soon is no secret.
If the country possessing the
large atomic facilities and equip
ment presents the argument that
production is beng used to supply
research and medicine uses, that
also can easily be dismissed, they
Small scale use requires but
small scale equipment. The orig
inal atomic pile at Oak Ridge is
an example of such a small unit,
they 6aid.
It would take that primitive
furnace generations to make an
atomic bomb, it has been shown.
Also, a mere five percent of "what
we spend now for atomic produc
tion could be spent for the pro
duction were for peaceful utiliza
tion clone.
Just in case we do not havei
The second big obstacle in the
path of civilian utilization of
atomic power is economical. Un
less atomic power can compete
with coal in countries producing
large amount of coal, it is not
feasible. Also, electrical power
is being produced in this country
for one-half cent per kilowatt
The military has spent as much
as three quarter billion dollars
perannum for the development of
the destructive and power utili
zation of atomic power in "war
time. No civilian could afford
that, the three maintained.
There will be a Nu-Med
meeting tonight in room 316
in the Union at 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Stein will be the speaker
at the meeting and new offi
cers will be elected.
YM Breakfast
Ticket Sales
To End Today
Dietlinde Von Kuenssberg, in
structor of German languages,
will be the speaker at the tradi
tional May Morning breakfast
entitled "May Magic."
Wednesday will be the last day
to obtain tickets. Any girl, mother
or housemother, whether a mem
ber of YW or not, is invited to
attend the banquet. Tickets may
be obtained for 75 cents at Ellen
Smith hall.
Betty Brinkman will preside
as mistress of ceremonies. Dee
Lovegrove will present the "wel
come speech and musical num
bers "will be sung by the Pi Phi
The menu for the breakfast
war, they said, -what will become wiH be fruit cup, scrambled eggs,
of the stocks of radioactive ma-; sweet rolls, coffee and milk,
terial being built up? Military; Freshman girls responsible for
men maintain that surplus stocks . the breakfast: Mary Marondee,
could readily be converted to, Jennie Hohnbaum, Erlene Luff,
peacetime civilian uses. i Shirley ' Ledingham, Joy WacheL
The atomic expertes say, how- Sally Ainscow, Mary Gerhart,
ADDITION TO THE CAMPUS Marjorie Feary, right, and Sue
Allen, left, hang The new YWCA sign which was constructed by
Miss Feary. The sign is now displayed above the east entrance to
Ellen Smith hall, the campus YW office.
Anyone who will not fall into clothing to the drive, also.
tne categories ot groups to be
specifically contacted by the YW
is requested to give their old
ever, that if something new is not
devised, the "use of atomic pow
er commercially is ridiculous." In
the first place, no means of elim
inating the dangerous "waste pro
ducts yet has been devised.
The Bikini atomic test ships
This may be done by calling , are still not put to any practical
the YW office or taking the cloth- use. Navy men say that radioac
ing to Ellen Smith halL 1 tvity is still present after three
Marilyn Turnquist, Flora Schrier,
Karma Kinball, Pat Patterson,
Claire Riley, Marilyn Roue,
Joyce Schneider, Joan Reiling,
Mary Ann Pasek, Marilyn
Meiner, Eeezie Smith, Sally
Johnson and Betty Brinkman.
"May Magic" -will be held
Sunday, Mav C, at 9 a.m. in Union
parlors ABC.
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