The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 02, 1951, Page PAGE 2, Image 2

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Tuesday, October 2, 1951
Tom Rische-
Breaching The Gulf
The adult 'world and the adolescent world have
a wide chasm separating their viewpoints. The
chasm Is probably wider in adolescence than at
any other time in life. During the college years,
the distance between the two groups lessens and
grows progressively less as persons become older.
Odd but true that adults can completely forget
how they were when they were younger, and
young people can completely ignore feelings of
older people.
Although it may look silly later, each stage in
the development of the child is the most important
to him. There were grade school days in which
playing tag, cowboys and Indians, house and mama
and papa were the most important things in the
world. Then comes the stage at which boys and
girls hate each other and live in their own little
spheres. A little later in development, boys and
girls begin to find each other attractive, and then
begins a period of broken hearts. There are high
school dates, so important to both sexes. High
school Is marked by a period of dramaticism for
both boys and girls. It is then that young people
are most fad-crazy and affected, and then that
their parents become convinced that they have
raised their children to be idiots. College lessens
the breach somewhat, although love and marriage
is one of the main concerns of college students.
Most young people mature mentally a great deal
during their college careers.
When I look back on my high school days,
a lot of things that I did then seem silly. There
were all-important football games with Fodunk
Tech to attend to scream your lungs out. There
were school dances at which you trotted around
the floor under the watchful eye of Miss Murga
troid, the chaperone. Anyone who danced too
close would be tapped on the shoulder and
greeted with an indignant "Puh-leese." There
were always the kids who went out and smoked
during lunch hours, which was strictly against
rales. There were high school plays and oper
ettas, which we thought were wonderful at the
time. I've seen several since, and wonder how
the poor teachers can stand to sit through those
plays year after year. And the girls all
screamed when a boy and a girl kissed in a
school play. And there was the jive talk, which
9l jJondsJdajnd
indicated whether or not you were "hep." The
letterman was always the envy f the school.
Staying out late, just driving around or going to
a show or Just "messing around" was great fun.
Parents who thought that these laic liours were
bad put a damper on these activities.
Then comes college. There the student finds
that he is called "Mr. Smith" in classes instead of
"Joe." He discovers that his high school prestige
has melted away and he has to carve a name for
himself again. Sophistication becomes the stu
dent's goal. He learns to play bridge, attend ban
quets of cultural interests, to become more artful
in meeting people and to grow up in general. He
learns that he has become responsible for his
own actions. Here, too, he has not yet grown up.
There is still a lot of "hell-raising" in college.
To hear many older people talk, one would
think that they had never experienced thfese
youthful "indiscretions." One would conclude that
they had been perfect ladies and gentlemen
throughout their youth. This I doubt. I have heard
any number of stories told by older men about
"the hell they raised" when they were young,
Women, generally, decline to admit that they ever
played anything but little parlor games when they
were young.
Youth is a period of indiscretions, and of
learning through experience. "Kids" do lots of
silly things, most of them harmless, but some
quite irritating to adults. Youth, it is said, is the
best time of your life. This, I believe. A certain
amount of horseplay is fun and helps develop
the personality. If you meet somebody who re
marks piously "I was always a perfect gentle
man (or lady) when I was young," just tell
them, "Brother (or sister, as the case may be),
you never lived."
A Rude Awakening
Ever stepped under the shower in the morning
and turned on what you thought was hot water
only to get an ice cold bath? Startling, isn't it?.
A cold shower is what Nebraska fans got at
the Cornhusker-T.C.U. game Saturday afternoon.
Charmed by the noises that the national scribes
were making to the effect that Nebraska would
be "the team to beat" in the midlands, the audi
ence was rudely awakened to the fact that the
Cornhuskers are not the team that everybody
thought they were. If the Cornhuskers have the
much reputed powerhouse, they were hiding it for
the first game. Local sports writers were not nearly
to lavish irjtheir praise of the Nebraska football
team as were the national writers. Maybe it was
just a case of the fans listening to what they
wanted to hear, namely that Nebraska was on the
way back football-wise.
Maybe the cold showef that the fans got at the
first game was a good thing. It brought them down
off their dream-cloud and back into cold reality:
the football team is very young and inexperienced.
The sun rose again Sunday morning, heralding
as fine a fall day as could be desired. Students
returned to their classes again on Monday morn
ing the same as always. Nebraska lost, but things
went on as usual. Football fans were a little dis
illusioned, but now they knew the truth: Nebraska
has a good team, but T.C.U. was just a little better.
Maybe with work and experience, they will be
showing the Sooners how to play football a little
later in the season.
Joan Krueger-
(The views expressed In the
Letterlp column are those of the
writer and not necessarily those of
The Daily Nebraska.)
'Those Crazy Kids'
To the Editor:
"Those crazy U. of N. kids" at
titude which is shared by many
of the 'Lincoln residents is pro
voking. Or at least an editorail
in Friday's Daily Nebraskan seems
to say.
It appears to me that the word
many is a little abstract. Just how
many Lincoln residents say that
about college students? Those
same persons might even say the
same thing about the Shriners
and even attend Shriners' parades.
But whoever says that or how
many people say it, I still think
that it's only a form of irony.
Many of the activities that the
University brings to this fair city
are fine entertainment and en
joyed by Lincoln's public. But let
us not overlook the other activities
provided that are not promoted by
the University. There are con
certs, speakers, singfests, varied
church promotions, parades and
many functions that are held here
because it is the center for Ne
braska's government and other
organizations. The church activi
ties that, were mentioned are as
sociated intimately with Univer
sity organizations not because
they recognize the University as
ten per cent of Lincoln, but be
cause the church constitutes an
initial university which offers
itself to everyone, even to college
The editorial also mentioned
that private enterprise is some
what dependent upon college trade
and that some concerns would
literally "go on the rocks" if it
were not lor this trade, well, l
live in a community which is only
three blocks from the city cam
pus, and if the businessmen in
this community were dependent
upon student trade, they would
have to turn to catching run-away
horses on 10th street. Tell me, if
you can, why it would take a
metropolis city to support the
needs of a university. If you think
100 thousand people depend upon
the University for their living,
you are mistaken. If we were to
remove all of the industry in Lin
coln, business would go broke for
certain because that is what
constitutes a city. If you don't be
lieve it, you had better study a
little civic economics.
Amy Palmer
Author Clarifies 'Ugly Rumor1
By Fouling Up Nebraskan Staff
In The Grandstands
Just as the hand on the time clock steadily
moved toward the final gun of Saturday's game
with TCU, many Cornhuskers started filing out
of the Stadium.
To those fans who wanted to watch the closing
playa of the game, the grandstand interference
made their wish impossible. Besides blocking the
view of others, the parade toward the ramps was
discourteous to the team.
I often wonder why the 11 players on the grid
Iron don't give up the last few minutes and run
off to the lockers. Or perhaps players on the
bench should get off the field early so they
wouldn't be caught in the after-game rush.
The one encouraging part of the situation is
that If you do annoy someone, there's nothing to
keep your Identity a secret. Think about that the
next time you consider parading from your third
row seat to the ramps before hearing the final
Happy New Year
Anyone casually flying over the Stadium Satur
day afternoon during the game, might easily have
thought the event was an early celebration of New
Year's Eve, if they couldn't see the gridiron. While
we are on the subject of Saturday's encounter with
the Horned Frogs, we might mention also the extra
expense that must be met because so many of the
cards In the card section were torn up.
It's lots of fun, we realize, but we also wonder
how long the athletic department will foot the bill
for the mass confetti party the second half of
every game. You're college students now, mem
bers of the card section, let's act like it.
David Cohen.
'Castle Rock 'Mr. Touchdown U.S.A.
Rated As 'Top' Popular Recordings
Johnny Hodges and his orchestra have a field
day on their latest recording, "Castle Rock." The
disc features Johnny en a great alto sax solo,
and he plays it In his usual free and easy manner.
This song, along with the reverse side, "Jeep
Blues," rates tops.
The football season is here again, and a song
that was popular last fall is again making its
appearance. "Mr. Touchdown U.S.A." is a tune
that any student on any campus can fit to his
football team's star. Hugo YVlnterhalter's or
chestra and chorus have made this song popular.
Frankie Laine has turned out several top discs,
including "Jezebel," "Rose, Rose, I Love You"
and "Pretty Eyed Baby," but he has also had more
than his share of flops. His latest flop is ironically
titled "Wonderful, Wasn't It." There are so many
faults in this record that I would have to write a
separate column to enumerate them.
The flops all stem back to one thing. Frankie
has had so many hits that his recording company
i In determining the value the
University reecives by being in
Lincoln, you must note that a
good percentage of students in the
past and present come from Lin
coln. This seems very logical, and
perhaps a greater percentage of
Omaha students would attend if
it were in Omaha. Therefore, if a
so-called many residents would
reject the University. I doubt if
there would be any Lincoln stu
dents attending. Even though the
University is located in Lincoln,
it is beneficial for all of the towns
in Nebraska, and the "crazy kids"
should not think that the people
of Lincoln should hold the Uni
versity paramount and acquiesce
to the students' desires. However,
the students should do their share
in respecting Lincoln, and the
general public should also recog
nize the University. I believe that
Lincoln has more than just met its
end of the bargain, that they are
really proud of the University and
that private enterprise appreciates
the patronage derived from the
students. Any sarcasm that may
be overheard in Lincoln might
also be heard in Noriolk or any
other town; it is just one of those
What I really have tried to point
out is that the article in Friday's
paper was that of dogma and had
as much value to it as the empty
beer cans that were referred to.
I also say let's toast college life
but with an attitude different
from that maintained by the as
sociate editor.
Respectfully yours,
Wilmer Hergenrader.
There have been some uely rumors floating
around that the Candid Reporter always "picks"
on the same person, those sweet innocents who
don't realize what's coming off. So, this time the
victim was a member of our "dearly beloved"
Daily Nebraskan staff who supposedly knows nil
about such things.
Assuming a false voice and borrowing a tele
phone, the CR called the business office of the
paper (this paper). Asking for the business man
ager, the spiel began.
"Hello, I'd like to talk to the man in charge
of the advertisements in that student news
"This Is he," answered Jack Cohen.
"Well, I lost my watch when I was walking
along your lovely campus and I'd like to adver
tise to get it back. Now, just how do I go about
doing that?"
"Well, would you like a classified ad?"
"Yes," now this was such a lovely watch and
I lost it on R street. It was inscribed on the back
and it was very personal, you know. And the
sentimental value is so great."
"Yes, I understand, now would you like the ad
to read, Lost: Bulova watch on campus. Inscrip
tion on back?"
"Yes, that's very nice. Now could you have it
sent to me?"
"If it's found, I'm sure it will be returned.
Would you like to put your telephone number in?"
"Well, I don't know if I should. I'm just a
working girl and live all by myself and . . . you
"Well (nasty laugh), yes. Where would you
like it returned?"
' "Now are you sure it will be found? I mean,
I don't want to put this ad in unless it's going to
be returned."
"I'm sure if anyone finds it, it will be re
turned. By the way, we take ads down here only.
Would you like to come down here?"
"I don't know if I really should. When shall
I come?"
"This office closes at 5:30 p.m. Can you come
before then?"
"Well, I don't get off work until after 5 p.m.
I wonder if one of you could come out t my
place and get the ad?"
We won't print Jack's answer .to this, but say
that he was getting rather disgusted with the un
certain female. In fact, he was waving his doubled
fists in the air and mentally wondering why he
ever wanted to be a business manager.
The conversation continued several minutes
more as the prospective customer wondered about
price, times that it would be run, prospect? of get
ting her watch back, danger of telling her phone
number and the very intimate message written
on the back of the watch.
Finally Jack interrupted to say, "Now your ad
runs like this: 'Lost Bulova watch on campus. In
scription on back. Heturn to The Daily Nebraskan
office.' Does that cover everything?"
"Why yes, I think that sounds real cute.
Now will you be sure and tell me the minute
you get it back?"
"Yes. if you'll tell me your phone number,
I'll call you if it is returned."
"Oh, no. I'll call you, if that's all right. You
know, you just can't be too careful."
"Yes, that's right. Well, thank you."
"Thank you. Bye."
"Good bye!"
And that is what happens when our efficient
business manager gets a prospective customer. Ht
is patient, understanding, helpful, and charming.
He never loses his temper and does not laugh at
the customers, no matter how disagreeable they
are. But underneath, deep down inside, he gets
awfully mad. Ask Jack.
Warden Installed As Student Pastor
At Missouri Lutheran Church Service
The Rev. A. J. Norden was in
stalled as student pastor for the
Missouri Synod Lutheran church
at services Sunday morning at the
Officiating at the installation
ceremonies were the Rev. A. G.
Ahlman, of the Christ Lutheran
church, and the Rev. W. W.
Koenig of the Calvary Lutheran
church, who gave the installation
"The fear of God is the begin
ning of wisdom," from Psalm III
was the scripture upon which the
Rev. Koenig based his installation
service. He pointed out that re
cent events offer sufficient proof
that knowledge of facts and tech
niques alone does not constitute
wisdom, but may in fact bring
The Rev. Koenig also said that
a student program which empha
sizes the preaching of the gospel
of Christ is not only an important
contribution to student morale
but also provides an essential ele
ment in the University curricu
lum. The Rev. Norden succeeds the
Rev. Henry Erck who retired be
cause of ill health.
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are Rev. A. G. Ahlman, Rev. W. W. Koenig, who gave the Install
tion address, and Rev A. J. Norden, new student pastor.
gives him every other song that comes out to re
cord. Most of these songs neither fit his style of
singing nor are they arranged as they should be
Frankie Laine is a great vocalist and he can have
a great future, but he should be more particular
about the songs h records.
Stan Kenton's niche in the l J sic hall of
fame is secure. If ever a man brought to the
concert halls of this country r. new music native
and vibrant with I' that man is "tan Kenton.
Through his unique instrumentation and in
spired arrangements he has not only freed jazz
from the strict tempos and traditional restric
tions of the dance hall, but he has actually suc
ceeded in creating whole new rhythms and
sounds in music.
Kenton's latest release is a LP recording fea
turing "Chorale for Bass," "Piano and Bongo,"
"Capital Punishment," "Painted Rhythms," "Lover"
and "Abstraction." The disc has nine tunes and
they all rate high.
dear editor . . .
Three months have passed since
Lincoln was the scene of a disas
trous flood, which brought sorrow
and suffering to many families.
This flood will not soon be for
gotten, nor will the University of
Nebraska students who responded
so readily to the call of the Red
Cross. College unit volunteers di
vided into two groups, the girls
prepared food, cared for children,
and distributed clothing, while the
boys set up beds and took vic
tims to refuge and safety.
The University can be truly
proud of its representatives who
put on such a laudable perform
ance. The Red Cross College Unit
wishes to congratulate these stu
dents on a task well done.
Joan Hanson,
Card Section Flashes Require
Months Of Intricate Planning
Few of the 1,387 students who
carry out the card flashes at home
football games know how much
effort is put into the half-time ac
tivities on the fifty yard line.
Months before the football sea
son begins, the designs are worked
out so that the colored cards can
be ordered and received by the
time they are needed.
Planning the card designs has
been the task of Aaron Schmidt
for the last two years. Schmidt
and band director Lentz col
laborate to work out patterns
that will tie in with the band
formations. The project is spon
ored by the band fraternity.
Gamma Lambda.
Since each football game ob
serves a special occasion Dad's
Day, Homecoming and others the
card flashes and band formations
follow the theme of the game.
The first flash displays the
theme of the day. The visitors
are next acknowledged and then
the University. The last two of
the five flashes do nolr follow any
set pattern.
. After the flashes have been
planned, balanced mathematic
ally, plotted and colored to scale
on paper, the cards are ordered.
The day of the game the Corn
Cobs and Tassels prepare the
displays in East Stadium. At 8
a.m. the pep groups stamp the
directions on small cards and
place them with the flash cards
on the correct seats. This is an
Intricate procedure, for a mis
take at this stage may ruin the
final result.
When the cards have all been
placed in the appropriate seats,
members of Cobs stand guard to
see that no one changes the de
At game time Cobs, Tassels,
freshmen Pepsters and others fill
in the 21 by 22 row section in the
middle of East Stadium to check
and arrange their cards so that
they may be quickly raised, low
ered and changed.
No practices are held. One
year a practice was held before
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.Bob Sherman
The deadline for adding or
dropping courses has been set for
noon, Oct. 6.
Students wishing to add or drop
courses must do so before this
date. Written permission of the
instructor is necessary in this pro
cedure. In changing registration, stu
dents must first see their advisers
and fill out dron and add work
sheets. They must see their
deans or the director of the Jun
ior Division.
After completing these steps,
students should contact the as
signment committee. The fees for
dropping or adding are $2.50.
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Pershing Rifle Smoker
To Honor R07 C Men .
Freshmen and soDhomore Daslc
ROTC students are invited to the
Pershing Rifle smoker at 7:30
p.m., Wednesday at the Union.
Information concerning pledge
ship will be presented.
Major James N. Pearman. as
sistant professor of military sci
ence and tactics, will show a
Freshmen Coeds
To Join Activities
At Mart, October 17
The annual Activities Mart
sponsored by AWS board will be
held Oct. 17 from 2:30 to 5:30
p.m. in the ballroom of the
The purpose of the Mart Is to
acquaint freshmen women with
University organizations and
their functions. Those organiza
tions which use freshmen workers
will have an opportunity to solicit
members at the Mart.
Any organization that wishes to
have a booth at the Mart should
contact Hester Morrison, -Activities
Mart chairman, immediately.
Searching For
College Board
Mademoiselle magazine is now
accepting applications from un
dergraduate women for member
ship on its 1951-52 college board.
The application deadline is Oct.
31. A criticism of either Made
moiselle's August 1951 college is
sue or the 1951 September issue
must be submitted with the ap
plication. ,
Successful candidates will be
notified the first week in Novem
ber. The November Issue will
carry the first assignment for the
college board. Three such proj
ects will be done during the col
lege year.
Assignments' will give college
board members the chance to
write features about life on their
campus, to develop their critical
and creative talents, and to dis
cover their own abilities and job
The top 20 girls will win a
Mademoiselle guest editorship to
go to New York next June to help
publish the August college issue.
A regular month's salary and
round-trip transportation to New
York City will also be included.
While in New York, each trirl
will interview a celebrity in her
chosen field, visit fashion work
rooms, newspaper offices, stores
and advertising agencies.
i or lunner miormation see
Dean Marjorie Johnston or write
to: College Board Editor, Made
moiselle, 75 Madison Avenue.
New York 22, N.Y.
a game In which a moving de
sign was planned. In spite of
the rehearsal the flash did not
prove satisfactory.
The bane of the business for
Marilyn Vingers, Tassels presi
dent, Is the people who "peek
out." They spoil the whole thing
when they have to "wave at
Mom," she said.
Schmidt estimated that tho cost
of cards for each game is about
$300. Students who use the cards
for confetti spend from one, to
two hundred dollars each game,
he said. The funds for the dis
plays comes from the athletic de
partment. The University card section is
entirely under student manage
ment, unlike other famous card
sections like that of the Univers
ity of California. A professional
is hired to do the planning and
arranging at cauiornia.
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