Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (May 17, 1951)
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Thursday, May 17, 1951
V v -f
3 fTv. '
I. - v
" . '
Oldest NU Alumnus, Alison Taylor,
Reminises About Life in Young Lincoln
By Ken Rystrom
Thirteen may be an unlucky
number, according to supersti
tion, but Alison O. Taylor is cer
tain it is not not by 68 years.
It was just that long ago 68
years that the 13-member class
of '83 was graduated from the
University. Today Taylor is the
only living member of the class
and the oldest alumnus of the
University living in Nebraska.
Although he is 90 years old
(born Oct 13, 1860), I would
nave guessed his age at least 20
years younger as he spryly
opened the door of 244 S. Cotner
boulevard. He lives there with
He is short but stands as
straight as men half his age. His
hair, a little thin, is snow white.
As we talked in the living
room, he told me that his hear
ing is good and that he does not
ordinarily wear his glasses even
to read a newspaper,
faculty included 10 to 15 instruc
tors. Compares Prices
In comparing prices of the
'80's with those of 1951, he said
that a dollar then was "as big as
a wagon wheel," but it is now
"only the size of a nickel." He
estimated that University stu
dents lived an entire school year
for $200. Room and board cost
about two dollars a week, and
get this University tuition
amounted to five dollars a year!
I was amazed at his memory.
He seems to remember more
about 1880 than most students
remember about 1948.
Taylor was quite critical of
modern men. Walking as much
as he used to, he said, would
"kill these young fellows."
"Why, I can walk a mile right
now," he said, "while these young
men walk a block and then get
into their cars."
ancoin, wnen he came, nad a
He is extremely interested in i population of 12,000, he said. "O
prices, land, the University and
politics. But he still enjoys talk
ing about Lincoln and Nebraska
when they were young.
Taylor came to Lincoln in 1879,
after a year of college in Mich
igan. He attended Agriculture
college for two years and then
completed his University educa
tion on the downtown campus.
In those days, he said, the
University had only one building,
University ball, located where
Ferguson hall now stands. Ap
proximately 400 students at-
street was then a dirt road with
no bridges over the draws. He
remembers that in the middle of
the intersection of 13th and "O,"
whenever it rained, there was a
deep mud hole. At one time,
someone stuck a boot in the mud
and attached a sign to it saying
that a man had been lost in the
On that corner, he said, was
an old hotel, but it was so "far
in the suburbs" of Lincoln that
it had little business.
The center of the town, instead
tended the University, and the i of being on "O" street, was near
9th and "P," he said, and from
where city hall now stands west
to the old depot.
As early as 1880, however,
Lincoln was marked for great
growth. Already there were the
University, the state capitol, the
insane asylum and the state peni
tentiary. "So you can see," Taylor
wisecracked, "the University
graduate had three choices; he
could enter the capitol, the
asylum or the pen."
Ran Grocery Store
But, contrary to that, he started
a grocery store in Lincoln, run
ning it until he went to western
Nebraska in 1896, following the
drouth and the depression.
Throughout his life, Taylor has
been interested in business cycles
and has seen the national econ
omy rise and fall many times.
However, as a good businessman,
he has weathered the ups and
downs and has now become a
sort of business-prophet.
Taylor has certainly remained
faithful to the University, for not
only his own children attended
it, but also six of his grandchil
dren (and undoubtedly it won't
be long before some of his 17
As we finished our conversa
tion, he told me that he expects
to vote in the next presidential
election "for the right man!"
In fact, he said, "I ought to
be good for four or five more
Here's hoping that Taylor holds
his title the oldest University
alumnus in Nebraska for many
more wonderful years.
Little Man On Campu
n,- V3X .O.fc m
- V-X Hi . . U I
Summer Activities Workers
May Sign Up at Union Booth
Summer activities require stu
dents who have "time on their
hands," according to Barbara
Bredthauer, chairman of the sum
mer activities group.
The summer activities board is
sponsoring a booth in the Union
Thursday and Friday from 12:30
to 5:30 p.m.
All summer school students and
other students who will be in
Lincoln for the summer may sign
up for the summer activities
pool. These people will assist
the various campus organizations
in their summer projects.
Since many workers are gone
for the summer, these organiza
tions pool their workers so that
all may operate efficiently. Be
coming a member of the pool, ac
cording to Miss Bredthauer, gives
students an apportunity to be
come acquainted with activities
at the University.
One of the prejects is sponsor
ing programs at the Veterans
hospital. This is done by the
Other questions which students
may have will be answered by
the activities board representa
tives working in the booth.
Members of the board are
Sarah Fulton, Julie Johnson, Bar
bara Bell, AUF; Marilyn Coupe,
Dean Linscott, Builders; Peggy
Mulvaney, Jean Loudon, Coed
Counselors; Mariam Willey, De
lores Lovegrove, YWCA; and
Joan Hanson, Susie Stahl, Joyce
Johnson, Red Cross.
"Like I say, Worthal when you come in late you disturb the
Construction Work Will Start
On Lutheran Student Center
Construction on a new Luther
an Student center at 529-35 No.
16th will begin June 1, Pastor
Alvin M. Petersen has announced.
Groundbreaking ceremonies for
the modern $75,000 structure
were held recently with Pastor
Accuracy of Student Directory fPen
Depends on Registration Cards JtSlJL
To have an earlier and better j to speed up the printing pro- cmcsens is paying on wen.
1951 Student Directory, said cedure. ! As a result of investigations ; jy j--m
Louise Kennedy, editor, the Di- Miss Kennedy said that after j by the U. S. Department of Ag- f LOlI! r I fill 11 PU
uu iuj mi w uucu, iu , LTr riculture and state poultry de-.
out accurately and completely. jthey must be alphabetized, I ...... Ji j IT TTI I
The special Directory cards will checked by the Lincoln Telephone ! partments, they say three pounds Ji qj. 1 If fCf J Y
be filled out during the summer company if necessary, typed into! of feed is now producing the, J
at the time students pay their a complete and accurate list, and J same amount of meat that four
registration fees. New students proofread after the Journal hasiolinj. avA tn
will fill out the cards next fall, I made the galleys. The Student Di- Z? S , T -
Correct Listin. rectory is then ready to be' iue .i-uts , u.e uc- An all Ag campus picnic is
The information on the cards printed. j velopment of new feed ingredients ' scheduled to begin today at 5:30
must be answered completely for Home Addresses and new economical sources of I p.m. It will be held on lower
all University records. The cards The new Directory will contain ; feed There also has been j camPus if weather permits.
u.u. ce d ana legio e u!. sl unor.ua uoa Piu id bl Droeress in breed- Free food and entertainment
if one desires a correct listing in home addresses of all students, a eonsiaeraoie progress in Dreea-. wiu srxmsoreJ Dv tn- A
complete schedule of the year's jing ior rapid growing meat-type i Union activities committee
events, all organization's presi- chickens and high egg producers Wiener roastine on onen hon.
wteneS12atlOnS0f,Ce those feeds to the best fires wS bafoudT
and phone number. I . t Prform- f 11(.ai-i..
Gamma Rho, Love Hall and Farm
House Ivy Day sings are sched-
By Ag Union
Students now knowing their
Lincoln address at the time they
fill in the cards should give this
information to the registrar in
September, said Miss Kennedy.
If the cards are clearly legible,
they will not have to be retyped
by hired typists.
This is the first year this pro
cess has been used in an attempt!
Th niiwtnr- staff inrlnH- aavaniage.
business manager, Phyllis Lou- Much of the research has found
don; student lists, Susan Rein- prompt application through the
hardt; faculty lists, Vernita Helm- national poultry improvement
steader; proof reading, Betty plan in hatcheries and breeding
Brinkman; organizations chair- flocks. Pullorum, they say, has
man. Norma Lothrop. J been cut down four-fifths.
Petersen and Dr. Donald Heiges
of Chicago, executive secretary of
the division of student services of
the National Lutheran council, of
ficiating at the ceremonies.
The center will be used by ap
proximately 700 students repre
sented by the National Lutheran
The student center will include
two units, a two-story building
with a basement and an audi
torium. Construction of the audi
torium will begin as soon as
money is available.
The first floor of the center
will include a lounge, library,
kitchen, student council room,
counselor's room and pastor's
The second floor will contain a
chapel, class room and living fa
cilities for a counselor.
The basement will contain a
recreation room and room for
The old buildings on the site
are being razed in preparation
for the construction work.
At the present time, the Lu-
Student Foundation has
Many Confusing Cries Arise
Over Council Constitution Issue
uled as part of the program. Miss
A tin us Tullis will direct com- theran
Jmunity singing for the entire rented student houses on Ag and
group attending. jcity campuses.
If it doesn't rain, equipment:
will be handy for playing soft- n I I -
baLL Two or three Softball games HubLlCatWnS
ran rk n ii.kaj . .1. . ,
eral bluegrass sod fields avail
able on the campus.
Tables have been closed at the!
lour organized houses
their members to
"Vote 'No"" ; too welL I'm no better off than I change MY mind. I'VE already
"Vote 'Yes'" you are.'' voted:"
Confusing cries came from all "Shucks! Throw away your ID i And so it went. Words that had
sides yesterday as the students cards and forget about it:" was started out as innocent mudballs planning for more than 200 stu
Hocied in streams to the polls. I the forceful suggestion of still an-1 gradually froze into hard stones. ; dents attending. She said that
Vital to U.S.
Higher education in the Unit
ed States is doomed unless Con
gress accepts the belief that col
leges are the "lifeline" to the
physical and spiritual arsenal of
This opinion was expressed by
Fred M. Hechinger in The Re
Mr. Hechinger, education edi
tor of the New York Herald Tri
bune declares that Congress must
be made to see the necessity of
higher education for creating
strength to defend freedom.
Higher Education Changes
There will be changes in higher
education next year, although the
rush into the Armed Forces has
been slowed by the deferment of
some college students. Enrollment
will drop. Coeducational schools
will recruit as many women as
possible. The numbers in ROTC
will be more than doubled.
Mr. Hechinger says the best ar-
I gument for deferment of college
siuucms is me laci inai nussia
is threatening to overtake us in
the field of technically trained
manpower. The enrollment in
Russian technical schools and
colleges and universities is ris
Engineering Enrollment Drops
In comparison, H e c h i n ger
points out the drop in enrollment
in engineering in the United
He says our best hope for the
future is the exploitation of our
superiority in quality through
education and the constant im
provement of that quality.
He believes the future of high
er education in this country is al-
Frank Sibert Named
Farmers Fair Head
Frank Sibert was named Tues
day at chairman of the 1952
Farmers Fair board.
Rex Messersmith, another sen
ior member, will serve as as
sistant chairman. .
The six senior board members
elected their successors last week.
Senior members are: Frank
Sibert, Rex Messersmith, Rex
Coffman, Mary Ann Grundman,
Lois Larson and Janet Ross.
Other officers named are:
Mary Ann Grundman, treasurer;
Lois Larson, secretary; and Janet
Ross, Ag Exec board representative.
Boom in State's
Nebraska is experiencing a
"wild boom" in construction pro
pelled by a desire to "get every
thing built" before wartime con
trols are clamped on.
This is the opinion of Dr. Edgar
Z. Palmer who is active in busi
ness research for the College of
Building activity, which ex
cludes such items as roads, power
lines and pipelines, shows a jump
of nearly 62 per cent from 1949
through 1950. Building activity
in cities alone shows an increase
of over 75 per cent, and a 110
per cent increase in contracts. A
similar spiral is noted in residen
tial building with the value index
in 1950 of new homes over 126
per cent above 1949.
ready in doubt. There is a trend
toward the dismissal and non
reappointment of faculty mem
bers. He says there is the dan
ger of a faculty shortage a few
years from now.
' Chairman in charge of Dlan-
ning the picnic, Jean Holmes, is
'JSlSlated May 17
A seriMs issue was at slak
the fata of the newly drafted Stu
dent Crai"!! constitution.
Campaign signs engulfed the
campus in propaganda. Black
and white bulletins urged the
campus population to support the
newly drafted document, while
red and white announcements,
declaring that the attitude toward
the matter should be negative,
cropped up all over the place
What U De
"What are you going to do?"
Inquired one confused student of
I don't know" the other re
turned, "my eyes aren't too good
other student who had stopped As the campaign grew more - enough food to. feed well into the
to listen in on trie conversation, fierce, the stony words began to jws nas been purchased.
For . great per cent of those chip a little. Gradually they took j
able to vote, this probably would the form of arrowheads, evolv- TTYr jr , i j. i
have been a good idea. ing in the end as tiny darts aimed I M HiStClOllSflCS
' - - - - v flwui ii, 5'j r
and I cant read that fine print tack someone else. You can't
'Well Informed' People
On other parts of the campus,
however, there were a few "well
informed' people. Wherever they
happened to be, crowds seemed to J
congregate, j&iost oi tne gauier
ings turned out to be broiling ses
sions. Nine times out of ten, the "au
thority- when the argumentation P" T ."rV ""L - T
rrzrh ,h um Lit v.m smoke-fiUed lungs from inhaling
get up and stalk out in a buff
with, "You guys wanted to know
my opinion. Now you have it. If
you wart to fight about it, go at-
Ag 'Lost, Found9
Interviews for positions on
The Daily Nebraskan will begin
at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 19, in
the Union faculty lounge.
Interviews for Cornhusker
positions will follow the "Rag"
The Committee on Student
Publications choose the summer
and fall staffs of The Daily Ne
braskan, and 1951-52 staff of the
Rag" summer positions tn
STUDENT DIRECTORY CARD
- year fr so jr sr
Home Address city street state
Alpha Lambda Delta Elects
Holden President at Initiation
Joan Holden is the new presi-: Judith Pollock, Nancy Pumphrey,
dt of Alpha Lambda Delta, j Susan Bernhardt, Barbara SpiZker,
freshman scholarship honorary, i Janet Steffen, May Van Home,
She was elected after the initia- j Shirley Wer. Harriett Wenke.
tSon of the 31 new members in ! Clementine Woster Marr Ann
jjn anm nan, may ia. ims is imrnerman.
at the back of every voter no
uwiKl n .,ai ins vpuuuu , o.
Arrnmn Kir Cin
- , - vuva
The arguments raged on. As <nized a rentraI ,ost founr elude the editor and business
J mLmOUE smoke department for Ag campus. manager. The paper is published
rf z3eZrZ' Many books, gloves. Notebooks, tw'ce weekly during the nine-v-wL.n
tnTmrHn'Pens- keys, scsrfs and other ar-'week summer session.
Non-smokers began to compUin ucles have bce found. The fall Daily Nebraskan staff
oi sore tnroats irom talking ana AU , . ;ilM.iules th
i arucies lumea mto " " -Z...
ine kuii irom me eiecmcauy j - --"Vjjr tr the YW ture a or' sports edi-
atmosphere. IreJive . assistant sports .tor.
When the air of excitement 'photographer, three assistant
swept in, dampness and muggi- -Rd found agency business managers and circula-
ness came with it. Politicians! I1 Vf terrranly located at tion
sweated it out In the heat of the i fve Students wishing to j The circulation manager will
campaign, yes's and no's slith-; c,'m ' ,ost t.,- 030 do s? byAbe appointed by the committee
ered every whach way. j calling for YW officers or cabinet for the fim is year. Ap-
lutaniAi b plications for this oost will be
According to Ag YW treasurer,' received through Thursday, May
-We're supposed to vote
someone put forth.
ww- rv.K;- i Artie Westcott, the lost and found
" J - VIL B-V Ul AVUlMUK I'll . .....
the largest cumber of girl to be
Initiated in Alpha Lambda Delta
Lura Ana Harden is the vice
president; Sharon Cook, secretary;
Phyllis Lyons, treasurer; and May
Van Horn, historian. Jane Foster
is the new faculty adviser- Senior
adviser is Kiri-m Willey.
Alpha Lambda Delta certificale
winners were announced at the
inserting. These girls have main
tained their Alpha Lambda Delta
scholarship during tour years of
coOegs. Maria Leipelt Bade is
winner of tbe National Award for
E-s5tiie &e highest average.
Olher winners are Audrey Flood,
Joyce Hunscote, Janette Elwxe
Johnson, Kancy llae Porter and
Jean Raie Smith.
The sew miliatei are Barbara
Adanss, Barbara Berggren. Ge
neva Bern, Deioris Brown, Jane
CaJhoun, Connie Clark, Sharon
Cock, Nancy Dark, Jean Davis,
Sue Gorton, Lura Ann Harden,
Irj Hinman. Joan Holden,
VUnljn tiouseL Mary Elirabeth
Betty Lester, Phyllis Lyons,
Xtlary Xiackie, Gbariotte Mason,
-Because the "Rag" said so! It
was in the paper this morning,"
the first defended.
It did not! It said to vote
v?" one ardent nnnort- chmit.
jjed out defiantly.
Cornhusker posts to be filled
time, a booth will be maintained are: editor, business manager.
m trie nion. it wui
specific hours each week.
opn assistant editor, managing editor,
i ana assistant business manager.
The outgoing officers are Bar
bara Bredthauer, president; Madge
Gady Tegproefer, vice president;
Cecelia PjrJserton, secretary,
Hester Morrison, treasurer: and
Diane Downing, historian. Nancy
Porter is retiring senior adviser.
These officers serve for one year
at a time.
Faculty adviser's terra is for
three years. Miss Fonter succeed
Tbe old officers and Marioiie
Johnston, dean of women, par-,
tjdpaled in the iniliatton ,ce. Rrr entreated their
Where fa 'Eat'
"Will someone please show me
WHERE in the -Rag 'you guys
found that?" pleaded the middle
man, still on the fence between
The two opponents snatched up
"It says here . .," they start
ed together. They stopped and
looked at each other. Both of
them were pointing to the sme ence
On and on St went. Campus
'Y' Estes Conference
Scheduled June 7-16
V.xryortm llamn, Mary Mulligan, l Board tea.
Bunny Haddix and Bonnie Eilers
were initaation assistants. Jean
Loudon was in charge of refresh
ments. Alpha Lambda Delta sponsors
a program on scholarship and
how to study every fall at the
girls d'rm. Members who have
had subjects that may be bother
ing some freshman woman, help
her in the course
The honorary has a fall and
spring initiation- This year. Al
pha Lambda Delta held an anni
versary banquet for their TirJi
year at the University. The new
initiates serve at the Mortar
The lorty-ihird annual Estes a special fond for foreign stu
Suident conference held in the i dents has been laid aside for such
Rocky Mountain region will be purposes.
bi-H th; yeir June 7 to June 15. Duricg lu te d t
the YMCA and the YWCA. Ev- ;WU have Iresjde dij(cussioni
eryone may attend this confer- hikwi anrf 4am '
whether he is a Y-member - ' .
or not. " irom may uies
A legktratiion fee of $10 should Speakers for the conference
be sent as soon as possible to Ina : ''3' he from rrany different
Spark, Registrar. 1269 Topeka ! -tales. Rev. E. Russell Lyn, Kan
avenue, Topeka. Kans. Deadline w51 speak on worship and
for registration is May 25. This meditation. Dr. W. Burnet East,
fee includes accident instance j Wisconsin, will speak on platform
I addresses. A hiKlo itiH rt if Kk
asked you to ,afto?u Board and r(m wttl be $31; thii N by Dr. Floyd L. Sampson
don't want to but t would be fec win Yye duc m arrivaU from Colorado.
Jil?,?" ZfnH vok JpmUticn Arranged For Speaker, from the University
tor me just this once and vote J Transportalion for students will are Kenneth L. Cannon, assistant
mjr way' be arranged for by the "Y". A professor of home economics, who
Despite all the debating, voters fee will be charged, the amount will speak on seminar marriage,
flocked to and from the polls will depend on the type of trans-1 Bernard W Fuhr, guidance con
well over 2,000 of them. Lots of portation and the number of sty- suitant for the Junior Division.
dents desiring transportation. will speak on seminar personal
Foreign students are not growth,
charged a registration fee. Also More information concerning
the cost of transportation will be j the Estes conference may be ob
lowered. This is possible because' tained at the YW office.
As the lellow said to his girl,
"Of course, honey, I haven't
them voted "yes. Lots of them
Calm your nerves, people! It's
all over. It's up to the vote
Another ahipment of those popular short sleeve
port hiria! Now Ls the time to get several of
these fine sheer ahirU at thi very special price.
A large assortment of colors in small, medium
and large sizes.
COLO'S Hen's Store. . .Street Fleer
AFTERNOON, 'MAY 31. ANB BJMY
AFTERNOON TE3EREAFTER TORiyjKI JtJN
Powered by Open ONI