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Monday, October 1, 1951
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Wheels At Work
There's one campus practice that has always
irritated me since I was exposed to realities of
college activities. This custom is the constant
wrangling by campus wheels or houses to solicit
in honorable or dishonorable fashion, votes for
their favorite son or daughter.
Various techniques are used. Typical conver
sation between a campus "wheel" and his "victim"
Valuable Science Books
Provide Hobby For Elias
Grek groups or the Independent block. Pressure
By MARILYN MANGOLD, Jr.
The lifetime hobby of Professor
M. K. Elias, University paleontol
ogist, has been the collecting of
rare and valuable books on
His interest in the systematic
collecting of the works of Carolus
They Were Lucky
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net i all v inpliitee Tvmmispc. in ciinrwrt fh Vinnco rr
rnHirfat t th. "victim" snmeti in th f,,tnr now is exterted individuals or individual groups Pinnae u s eighteenth . century
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if "v' iim" will vote for "wheel's" protege. If
that doesn't seem to convince "victim," "wheels"
may employ quasi-threats on the line of "your
house will be blacked" or "you'll never get any
where this way."
Methods employed by booses to secure votes
are varied. Along one line, there are houses that
spend days before every election holding frantic
conferences to determine Just how many votes
they can muster between the two groups to get
their girls in. Considerable time is spent figur
ing what houses do not have candidates and
what can be offered these victims in exchange
for votes tn election.
Some back slappers use the technique of
scaring underclassmen into voting for certain
candidates on the promise that they will never
get an office unless they cooperate.
The system probably will never change so
long as the campus is void of an official two or
more party system where views can be repre
sented collectively rather than through individual
that have power to force others to support their
It's a pretty unfavorable picture, as most
students realize. When I first walked in The
Daily Nebraskan office as a freshman I was
sure that these "campus politics" I had been
hearing so much about, were merely savory
table chatter. That was two years ago. Now, I
still believe it's table chatter, but I also know
the chatter is observation of a true situation.
I do not want to be called an idealist for con
demning such practices, but I considere dirty
politicking by the suposedly respected campus
leaders quite degrading and disillusioning.
Oh, I still believe in the University and like
college life here. My enjoyment is a little shad
owed by clouds of campus political storms, and
I'm a little worried how bad politics are on a
national scale when they are embedded so firmly
in college life and college youths. It's not too
sound a foundation on which to build the lead
ing nation of the world.
dentally when he found he owned
two copies of the first edition of
the famous "Species Plantarum"
The adventure of collecting:
books appealed to his knowl
edge of the literature of nat
ural history. This knowledge,
plus very good fortune, has en
abled him to find over three
hundred writings by and about
Professor Elias' collection Is
one of the most unique collections
in the country; all the major
works of Linnaeus are represent
ed, several are in the first edi
tion. Some of the items are so rare
that they are not even in the li
brary of the British Museum.
Scholars have come from afar to
study and see this collection. i
ence travel, "Flora Lapponica,"
resulted from one of the world's
first explorations in natural his
tory. Sweden called upon Linnae
us to describe and catalog its
natural resources and their ap
plications. Many of these ex
tremely rare works are found
in this collection.
After Linneaeus' death his li
brary was removed intact and
sold to an English manufacturer ii
lor a tnousana guineas.
Professor Elias valuable pri
vate Linnaeus collection is in
Bessey Hall library.
Dr. Herbert L. Mason, visiting 7 -Xi f
botanist from the University of f 4S ," ''""'""i .
VU11AU1 AliU. LJUAV4. 111V Vlltwiuil,)
of Nebraska should not let this
collection go; it is a real treas
Three thousand dollars is being
asked for the collection.
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CHOICE OF THE HOUSE . . . Students who drew number one
in the football ticket lottery, survey the stadium from their seats
on the 45-yard line, 29 rows up. Kenneth f ttuiette and Glenn
Blomendahl, (I. to r.) sophomore studenjfijt g college, drew
the ticket entitling them to choice seats. (Daffy ttfebraskan Photo.)
.Food For Thought.
Are Pledges Mice?
(Editor's note The following is reprinted
from the Iowa State Daily.)
The Nazi guards at Belsen concentration
The works ot Linnaeus are the camp used to play a little game. They would take
starting point for the basis Of ., p0 nnJ ctanri it nn enri nn a tahlp. nnri thpn
Estate thfuTdertanydingnof S$ of the prisoners to bend over and hold
history and development of in that position with the end of his nose. If,
botany. after a few minutes, he became tired and let the
Many of the books in this col- egg fall over he had to suffer the consequences.
lection are examples ot tne art oil
New Faces, Old Places
fine bookmaking which was ex
tensively developed in the eight
The most sumptuous volume
is the "Hortus Cliffortianus,"
issued from Amsterdam in 1737,
and which describes the plants
. in the garden of George Clif
ford, a wealthy Linnaean patron.
No expense was spared in de-
It was Just a year ago that efforts were started represenatives which will give students a chance
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tees. Wednesday this year's Student Council pres- students on the semester exam committee should signing this book with
ident, George Cobel, announced that appointments feel free to exprt n views of the student body. Four "famus
now are being made so that students may sit in student representatives will sit on the affairs trator of that period.
meetings this year. It took a year's work by the committee and two students are invited to both! "System Naturae," another irn-
jpressive work, is the first edi-
1950-51 Council led by Rob Raun, president, to the commencement and the conduct committees. tjon 0f the scheme of nature as
! outlined by Linnaeus when he
Iwas 28. In this book, he divided
the three kingdoms of nature ac-
Sound like fun?
Try it sometime or maybe you have, if you
were ever a pledge and had to go through "Hell
Week." Maybe you had someone force a raw
oyster down your throat with a string tied to it,
then jerk it back up.
Maybe it is good clean fun to those whose
characters have reached such a low point that
they delight and revel in the abasement and
alities require to justify the prostitution of their
own integrity when they submitted themselves to
similar treatment as pledges.
Pledges are told that the purpose of "Hell
Week" is to unite the pledge class so that they will
get to know each other and learn the effective
ness of cooperative work. But too often those
who do the hazing like to see the individual not
only conform to the ways of the group but also
to get down and grovel and squirm.
It is interesting to note what happened when
the veterans came back to Iowa State after the
last war. Many of them would not even. pledge
a fraternity unless they were promised that no
such disgusting shenanigans would occur at their
They had learned elsewhere what manhood
is and that it does not consist of letting others
spit and wipe their feet over you. May the present
degradation of their fellow human beings. Actual- and future pledge classes also hold to such prin-
ly, it is a type of revenge that their petty person- ciples.
secure faculty approval and get the machinery
The program is an innovation on this campus.
For the first time students are able to express
views on several faculty committees which deal
directly with student problems and affairs. Al
though the students can not vote, they are ex
pected to present student views and problems to
Approval by administrative circles to per
mit student representation should add a great
deal toward promoting smoother relations be
tween IfMents and faculty members.
Appointment of qualified students to repre
sent the student body is the main problem now.
Regardless of how good the idea of student
representation, the success depends largely on
the students who sit In the meetings. The job
of appointing students rests in the hands of
Cobel. In most cases one delegate will be a Stu
dent Council member with the others chosen
from the students who have shown outstanding
ability in a similar or related field. This should
be a good method if the appointments are made
on a purely objective basis.
rnrdinff to his dictum: "Stones
grow; plants grow and live; ani-j Judging teams at Ag College are functioning
mals grow, live, and feel. eyen though ft fa m seas(m ven
One of the great classics of sci- Senior Livestock judg.
Now the dairy judging team is off on a trip.
They are going to spend five days looking at
cows and touring dairy farms. Today they get
their chance to judge at a national contest in
Ag College Begins Big Year With
Judging, Elections, Dances, Building
Why Not News?
Ag College government came into the
news last week with the filings for the Ag Exec
board election which will be Oct. 9. There are
six members to be chosen one sophomore boy,
one sophomore girl, one junior boy, one junior
only beef is that some students cant park quite
as close to some of their classes as they did
The Ag Union is starting their campaign for
students to help with the Ag Union committees.
There are four committees public relations, danca
committee, general entertainment, and arts and
hobbies. Here is a chance for Ag College students
to support their Ag Union.
The Ag Union now has the ball rolling and is
having hour dances every Wednesday for six
Around here, it seems as though
people take it for granted that
istudents here at the University
Whoever they will be, the student representa-'are interested in the news. I dis-
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uvo uv UJC 01 mdKU18 lms sooa iaea: Surelots of them have friends:
become a good reality. Twelve students will be and relatives in the service.
The calendar committee will have two student chosen. On them will rest the success of the plan.!1?'1"6 interested in what they're girL one senior boy, and one senior girl.
doing and all that sort Of thing The A? Countrv Danpprs sfartod nff last
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I Tom P""-1 L".U IilIJ in general? I riday nignt Wlto their ilTSt reSUIar meeting at week.s The dances are held from 4:30 to 5:30,
C 1 AlL I If your answer is yes, then whyjthe Ag Union- The5r offering to teach everyone so everyone come on over and get acquainted with
jO Wnat I do people students mostly pre-what they know about the ever-popular square your fellow Aggies.
I fer to listen to music on the car, dance. All students are invited to attend the The Ag Union Building committee met
Following the West Point affair, many shocked Any instructor wno uses the same test semester radio instea f tne news. I meetings every Friday night The first All-Uni- last week, so soon we will find out if anything
expressions have appeared to the effect that after semester is just inviting trouble, to my way) You s.3?. re?d ". versity square dance is scheduled for Oct 12. has been accomplished on plans for building
sororities, fraternities and other organized groups ot Several of my instructors handed out yst( toethe same thing! Speaking of dances, you Aggies better start a new Ag Union.
copies 01 ineir oia tests ana urgea students to over the radio? You say tne aaay .schuik youi uaiea ior uic nimeis lurmai. nn kjii vo a gooa stan uus year are the Ag Build
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u-ve Ul uu p-pS seems paper at the end of the day
' My answer to that is "so what?" My sense of to me the sensible thing to do. Why make such an most of .the organifed ??ous? .n
ai. ka ,a Kf t oM k! w 'campus is so mangled that it is
tmmw Mi w " ""e usuc ui utc uiabwii hardly readable
wrong wim mai. rues 01 oia lesxs are avauaDie rroisssors require getting used to. They have
Twitr close it's usually the
to students in these organized houses, and rightly a style all their own, and many professors give comic section that's beyond recog
so, I think. Students should be able to study only two or three tests during the course cf the'nition.
their books and lecture notes, sure, but why not semester. If a student can look over old tests I I know it isn't the fault of every
let them see the type of thing that has been asked and see what type of material will be cm-eredlUnivreitVtdvnt S,me ?f 7?
. ,i . . . a, . isay they don't have time to look
as to the type of material which is important So organized houses have test files. So what?
at the news, however.
Yet with a war that hits so
close to home so close to all of
be Friday in the College Activities building, so ers. Their membership drive started when they put
you guys and gals get out your best in farm attire up a booth at the Ag Union open house. This
and prepare for the big evening. drive for a larger membership is just starting, so
The new system of parking isn't causing if you want on any of the committees tours,
much trouble at Ag. There seems to be plenty of publicity, sales, or parties and conventions you
parking space on the campus, and about the can sign up soon in the Ag Union.
Gustavson Addresses AUF KoW '"'p? Draws
Sarah Fulton, nridnf f ATT- IWKSre
Through charity, people can
build the kind of community that
NU Students . . . Poor Salesmen
'us I think that, in order to te"y0u and 1 -want to ive in," Chan-
gooa citizens tu uus cuuuuy, ji. ",ceIlor R. G. Gustavson said
well to have a knowledge of whatjxhursday night.
Have you ever been asked to buy something
from a salesman, obviously not interested in the
item, and then by a salesman completely sold on
his product? Quite a difference between the two
University students are apparently the dis
interested salesman type ... their product
selling the University to prospective college stu
dents. Are NU students poor salesmen because
they themselves are not sold on the Univer
sity? Ns Fm afraid that isn't the reason; for
while I admit attending the University isn't al
ways the life of Riley, would yon exchange
that thrill of a Husker football game, the Mili
tary BalL the suspense af Ivy Day and finally
the thrill of being handed your degree for any
thing els J?
, Alright," so you say, 'Everyone here is sold
on the University, of course we can interest
others." That's what you may think but are
According to the VS. office of education, 25 to
30 percent cf the high school graduating classes
are financially capable of attending their state
university or college. The NU enrollment figures
enrollment for 1951 is 1,200 students short of
what it should be.
If you say that you're responsible for several
students who are now attending the University its
likely you're from Lincoln. Twenty-five percent
this United Stales is doing in the
Speaking at the All University
Fund "kick-off dinner, the chan-
presented the board members and 1 y0In.g along with the student
introduced the Rev. Rex Knowles,:mia"onf w Kansas st a"d th
atth , . . Y district conference this week-
AUF faculty adviser. end will be members of both cit?
Following the chancellor's talk, I and Ag campus YMCA and
a skit was given on how not to!YWCA.
cellor told the solicitors that by j solicit students. Also on the nro- Football tickets Will SAC? 1
Sour Grapes, helping AUF or any other char-: gram was the film, "Hungry Meals will be eaten at the K-Stt-
Arch Ward, sports editor of the
Oiirapn Tribune, advocates a ro-
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oi stuaenis enrouea nere are graauaies oi uncoin tation system for coaches.
high schools. While Lincoln is well represented,! Volley ball, a well-known sport,
small Nebraska high schools are right on the bot- uses a rotation system for its par-
torn. In the past three years 50 percent of the ticipants, as part of the game
. , . , . iplanets are said to rotate around
biiuiu to wiia uvc eui tmiy uuee una lour stu
dents to the University. Almost every town in
t I t t: . v.
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Nebraska has a student attending NU or an advocated and used universally,
alumnus living in the town: yet this percentage! why can't stadium sections for the
has remained unchanged for the past three years.
NU students are sold on the University, but
what they need is a good lesson la salesman
shin. While the Unlvenltv of Nebraska Build.
n. iv. a fair system of drawing num
rr. ii. m , - ibers for sections, however, some
vmrciiu), ucj aw nn aw uicir juo wen wiia
the help of only their 20 workers cannot be
expected to do the job well which 6,501 students
should be doing.
football games be rotated each
year to let the various groups
on campus see what it's like to sit
in different places.
The Student Council has got
If NU students continue not to sell the Univer
sity to potential students, they obviously don't
reveal what poor salesmen NU students are the believe that "There is no place like Nebraska."
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Maybe rotation wouldnf work.
Certainly those who have the luck
would not like the system but
the others would feel as if they
could anticipate a fair deal.
"One of the roving kind.'
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porturiity to "do what we can forjfor better study conditions in! teed inexpensive.
Little Wan On Campus
The Kansas 'Y' is planning to
furnish sleeping quarters for the
Nebraskan migrators. The group
will leave Lincoln Friday after
noon and return either Saturday
night after the final banquet or
early Sunday morning.
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