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VOL. 51 -No. 19
Thursday, October 11, 1951
College Sports Over
"It is apparent that intercol
legiate athletics have been over
emphasized," said Chancellor R.
G. Gustavson at the year's first
all-University convocation Wed
Dr. Gustavson proposed a four
point program for American uni
versities and colleges to follow in
"establishing a more rational re
lationship between intercollegiate
athletics and their academic pro
grams." Four suggestions issued by the
Chancellor concerning athletics
were as follows:
"First, I believe that ail off
season practices, including
spring practice for football,
should be eliminated.
"Second, freshmen should not
be allowed to participate in inter
collegiate athletics. The freshman
year should be devoted to an ad
justment of the student to aca
"Third, all post-season contests,
including so-called post-season
'bowl games,' should be eliminated.
"Fourth, every student partici
pating in intercollegiate athletics
must make normal progress to
ward graduation. If a boy is mak
ing unsatisfactory grades, he
should not be taking the time to
participate in extracurricular ac
tivities ... It is a 'cheat' and a
steal' to bring students to the Uni
versity and then take so much
time away from their academic s
wui rv iui auiicutB.
The University's building pro-
gram, its faculty, student activities,
secret societies, sororities and fra-
ternities, and military status
also discussed by the Chancellor
during his report on the "state of
the University.' 1
About 2,500 students and j
faculty members were at the
Coliseum to hear the first of a
series of annual reports by the
Chancellor to the students. All
classes were dismissed for the
Chancellor Gustavson termed
his talk as one similar to "the re
port of a corporation president to
The Chancellor took a firm
stand against secret societies. He
compared such organizations to
the Ku Klux Klan and communist
groups and said that "one prob
lem of the University is to elimin
ate any secret society which can
not allow its membership to be
known or its purpose brought to
light. On this," said Dr. Gustav
son, "I take my stand with no
Congratulating several cam
pas organizations for their
worthwhile objectives and ac
complishments, the Chancellor
mentioned the Student Council,
the Nebraska University Conrfcil
for World Affairs, All Univer
sity Fund, The Daily Nebraskan,
Union activities committee and
To members of fraternities and
sororities, the Chancellor said,
"Never ask for privileges for
yourselves that you are not willing
to grant to any other student in
Dr. Gustavson urged indepen
dent students to take an active
part in the Independent Students
association. To all students he
said, "We are a part of something
much greater than sororities, fra
ternities and the ISA, which are
onl small parts of campus life.1
Let's stand for the University as
The It-year building pro
gram, said the Chancellor, rep
resents the Immediate interest
of the state in the University.
"This program to a tremendous
step forward," be said, "and has
made great progress in recent
The importance of a liberal ed
ucation was stressed by Dr. Gus
tavson throughout bis talk. He
expressed the opinion that if
University students do not leave
the school with 'a more liberal
mind than when they came, the
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'Whistling Devis" . . .
Marine Air Reserve
Recruiting Unit On Camp
university men interested in
joining the marine air reserve may
obtain information or sign up, to-
day and Friday from 10 a.m. to
0 p.m. m we union.
Capt Roger A. Stewart.
Ing officer, and his assistant, figd""" ben they are drafted,
Roy Michael, said that many boysj
expressed interest, but none of
them signed up Wednesday at the!
The marine air reserve is
lining ap men for a new fighter
squadron, "Whistling Devils."
The group will meet one week- I
end each month and members j
will receive four days' pay In
iv-i, Mv inr ..i- .,..
their rank for aUcndlng train-
ft UiniZriMrZ day th- Yet he gets to 14, with
at the Unel Naval Air station, j -d and Teceiv helpful trln,u n I v e r-
Both veteran and non-veteran nf! Igjty Tassels
male students who are physically j The captain announced that the 'acting as bost
fl""w, Ugible for member- marine Corp j, looking for women esss.
ship. Veterans of any branch ofiand lhe women's division affords Nation
the services will receive their iu members the same rights and al president of
previous rank upon joining the privileges as Its brother branch, this organiza
nrrine squadron, j Women with four yean college! tfon is Marilyn
University students in basic air,. training may apply for commis-l Vingers, presi
navy or ROTC programs may join, toons. Tbe wi'.hout the complete dent of Tassels.
Non-veterans classified 1-A in thejfour years, may apply as enlist- Cecelia Pinker
draft but who have not received men ts in the women's marine, ton is the na-
noti ces for physical examinations
arc a wo eligible.
Organized reserves no longer
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DR. R. G. GUSTAVSON As
he spoke to about 2,500 Univer
sity students and faculty mem
bers in the Coliseum Wednes
day morning, Chancellor Gus
tavson stressed that intercolle
giate athletics are over empha
sized. He recommended that
off-season practices, freshmen
participation and. post-season
contests be eliminated from in
tercollegiate sports. Dr. Gustav
son's talk was the first of a
students about ftf
i n t .
MM fit im rtfirtf
By MARLIN BREE
Once upon a time there was,
as he is referred to in the elite
circles of society, a young man
who was insane namely, a nut
Now this aspiring young lad
was just about to graduate from
the Asylum so he was to be ex
amined by the review board.
"Would you like to go out?"
"Sure," replied the nut
"What would you like to do
if you'd get out?"
"Well, sirs, I'd take a rock
and bust out every window in
this blank place."
Now as this was not the sort
of answer expected, the review
board retarded this lad for a
while. But soon the time was
up, and it was again time for
him to go before the review
"What would you do if you
could get out," again they
The nut paused a moment for
effect, and then again he spoke.
"Well, sirs, after I'd get out,
I'd go and find me a woman."
' The seemed to be all right to
the parole board, so he con
tinued. "Then VA take her up to my
apartment, and kiss her."
"Yes," said the parole board.
"And then I would place my
hand on her knee, and take off
"Go on," urged the parole
"And then you know what I
would do?" asked the nut
"What?" said the parole
"Well, sirs," continued the
nut with a crafty gleam in his
eyes, "I would lake her garter,
get myself a rock, and bust out
every window in this blank
for today is
going to tarn
to fair, with
the sky be
coming cloudy. It will
s i d e r a b ly
cooler by aft
tures in the
j defer men from selective service.
Capt Stewart points out that the
reserves build ut) time for nay
purposes plus receiving monthly
pay, nowever. The men have the;
recruit-!cxlene'nce and training behind
WltH the air training, they
nave established themselves in
an aviation branch and might
have better chances of retting
in an air branch if they so de
sire. The reserves also build up
retirement points which only
taxes time and does not call for
Look at it this way," said Capt.'
iowwaii, a man can w a civilian
corps. Information may be ob -
.tained from Marine air detach-
ment, Lincoln naval air station.
i r.ivi. neuuiiiies i i
By CHARLES GOMON
Staff News Writer
Communist Captured At Laredo
LAREDO, Tex. Guss Hall,
one of four top U.S. com
munists wanted by the F.B.I,
for bail-jumping was captured
at Laredo, Tex. Hall was one
of the eleven reds convicted of
advocating and teaching the
violent overthrow of the gov
ernment. Seven of the reds are serv
ing their sentences while the
Acheson Admits Urging China Aid Halt
of State Dean Acheson admit
ted he urged the government
to discontinue all aid to the
Chinese nationalists at a White
House conference in February
Harold Stassen charged that
this fact served to weaken
further the nationalist regime,
and contributed to its defeat at
Cairo Rioters Stage Demonstration
EGYPT Several thousand
Cairo rioters smashed shops
and offices, burned two trucks"
carrying American brand soft
drinks, and pillaged other ve
hicles in the second day of
demonstrations against western
influences in general and Brit
ish influence in particular.
Meanwhile the British an
Eighth Army Deals
KOREA Another lightning
punch was launched from the
eighth army front lines, this
one aimed by the second divi
sion at killing as many reds as
possible in the east central sec
tor. The route taken by the
troops was an old river bed
Japan Expects Green Rainfall Soon
OSAKA, Japan Green .rain like his American counterpart,
will be falling on Japan some- Why will it be green? He will
time this week, A University t um . - t t
of Osaka professor is going to " .. J
seed a few clouds with dry ice Prove the ram is his.
Communist, U.S. Engineers Repair Bridge
KOREA The site of the re
sumed truce talks will appar
ently be near a bridge south
east of Kaesong. This site rep
resents a compromise between
the reds and U.N. demands.
The bridge was destroyed
earlier in the war, but com
Joe Palooka Trains At Estate
Belonging To University Alum
! The old quip, "Be seeing you in
ithe funny papers," has been
Hzed for Donald E. Ahrens,
This is not meant in a deroga-,
tory sense, either. It is one of the
(stunts or nam rusner, ioe ra-
F-m ti tim. thi. rr,mir'fome oown ?r one. OI. ,ine
'V "l' w
of some person prominent in the
business or social world into his
Just recently, when Joe went
out to a summer estate to train j
for his next fight, Ahrens' name (
came ap on the list. It is his
estate on which Fisher has
placed his character.
Ahrens, a 1914 graduate, is now s
vice president of General Motors
and general manager of the Cadil
lac motor car division.
While in school, he was a mem-
Phi Sigma Ch
About 30 delegates from seven jings the various college jtroups Washburn; Jay Janes, Univer
different colleges and universities j will exchange ideas and discuss sity of Kansas; Purple Pepsters,
are expected to attend the 16th
annual convention of Phi Sigma
ization. Oct. 12
I e C r e- Ctmnt Linroln Journal
During the three days of meet-,
: OXrtcsy Lincoln Journal
other three are currently be
ing sought by federal author
It was rumored that Hall
actually was caught in Mexico
City, and that Mexican author
ities quietly brought him to the
U.S. border where F.B.I, agents
took custody of him. Hall was
secretary of the U.S. com
the hands of the jcommunists.
Acheson, in defending his ac
tion, said the recommendation
to stop aid came from the
American military advisor in
China, Gen. , David Barr, and
was concurred by top military
and civilian advisers to the
president President Truman,
however, overruled the recom
mendation and continued the
nounced plans for supplying
thjatJlQ,oafl. troops in the Suez
canal area by air-lift Sources
in the British Isles said the
King's forces will not budge
f.om the vicinity until there
i as assurance that some provi
sion would be made to defend
the canal from attack.
which was processed by army
engineers to prepare it for the
more than fifty tanks which
ground northward. Staff offi
cers said that the job on the
river bed was one of the great
est engineering feats of the
munist and American en
gineers cooperated in rebuild
ing it Wednesday. The Ameri
cans replaced their half with
steel girders and bulldozers,
while the reds used logs, straw
ber of Viking, an obsolete engi-
real-sneering society, the University'
Uni-"dramatic club and Delta Upsilon
in electrical emzineerine
Recently, the DU chapter here
oi me uwveiMiy uiviu.-u nun
along with their other alumni to
games, tie Kent tnis answer
v hail vr nr, thonrht
in setting aside one of the foot-
.- ... , m .
can games eacn year lor or 01 . : . . -I
an annual gathering of the old- Members of Innocents society
! er members of the fraternity... iwill choose the Nebraska Sweet-
"... This year it just so hap-iheart candidates m the faculty
pens that I can't be there, but
keep me on the invitation list so
i that next time arouiid I can stick
my feet under your dinner table."
i His absence can be clearly un
derstood. Playing host to such an
athlete as Palooka would keep
'plans for enlarging membership
of Phi Sigma Chi
Most delegates arc expected
to arrive Friday to attend the
football rally that evening. Sat
urday morning they will break
fast in the Union, with the of
ficial delegates meeting at 10:00
a.m. The remaining delegates
will tour the campus and the
dixplay of Taswel projects. In
the afternoon they will attend
the Penn Ktate-Nebraitka foot
ball game. After breakfast Sun
day morning new officers for
the coming year will be elected.
Organizations in Phi Sigma Chi'st-nted, These three chapters werej
are: Feathers, university of,
Omaha; Ichadellcs, University of'and Nebraska University.
CDfiss fficeir Plain
Student representatives for six
joint faculty-student committees
were approved Wednesday by the
New members are: Student
conduct committee, William
Bergquist and Don Noble; stu
dent affairs committee, George
Cobel,- Miriam Willey and
George Wilcox; social commit
tee, Sharon Fritzler and Jack
Cohen; commencement commit
tee, Peggy Mulvaney and Aaron
Schmidt; semester examination
committee, Dee Gade and Don
Larsen; calendar committee,
Rex Messersmith and Barbara
Student representation on these
faculty committees is based on a
three year probation period. At
the conclusion of this period, an
examination of the success of thej According to Educational Test
plan will be made. Representa-jing service, which prepares and
tion of students on these commit- j administers the test for the Selec
tees will be considered at this tive Service System, it will be
Henry Holtzclaw, council ad
visor, said the faculty felt that
the move would make for bet
ter relations with students. He
said he felt hat student repre
sentation would benefit both
students and faculty.
Six University Girls Chosen
To Assist At Mental Hospital
Six University women have ' cialized work. The new assistants
been selected to assist the Gray twill begin their work at the hos
Ladies at the state mental hos-ipital sometime next month,
pital i Miss Bartling is a member of
They are Sally Ba ng, Margie the YWCA representative council,
DeLamater, Mary Lou Caraby, j Builders WAA and Delta Gamma
Pat Vinsant, Phyllis Armstrong I" addition to Red Cross, Miss
j t..,i t,-v, t DeLamater works in Builders,
Virginia Poppe, chairman of,
Gray Ladies for the Red Cross,Delta
college umi, coniaciea ana miei-
vieweu uuivhmij "
making the selections.
final appointments were uiauc
by Miss Poppe and the Lancaster
county Gray Ladies chairman.
Miss Poppe stated that it is anj
honor to be selected for this spe-
For Oct. 31
In order that freshmen women n
jj?rJs? rrLGet Pictures
uigdiiiduuu win nviu w
mass meeting of the year Wed
nesday, Oct. 31.
r-t. - i i u: kn:
3 ,l-?r e Va .
man of Builders, announced Tues-
day that the meeting : will be : held
in Parlors XYZ of the Union at;
Although the meeting is mainly
for freshmen coeds. Miss Coy
stressed that all students inter-.
ested are invited to attend.
Prospective workers may sign
fnr work iinHfr anv t,f the Euild-'
ers board members. 'completed," he said, "until these
The purpose of Buiiders, ac--pictures are out of the way."
cording to Marilyn Coupe, presi-j Pictures will be taken at Col
dent, is "to build a greater Uni-vin-Heyn Studios, 222 South 13th
versity." street. The price is $2.
KK To Select
Prince Kosmet and the Nebras -
ka Sweetheart will again reignjbers will select Prince Kosmet'Miaos mountain tribe. Now 11
over the Kosmet Klub fail revue,
. "v. ..v . "ia j w wuismp,
title will be chosen Tuesday, Nov. all organizations concerning de-j The meeting is open to all stu-
8, at 7:30 p.m., at the Union,tails of selecting house candidates.ldents.
js.osmei ruuo announced.
must be sophomores
eniors, with a A
'""-juniors or seniors,
Th. m,ll .,,,11 Un l-.
- popular vote the night of the
vue, Friday, Nov. 16, at thej
All organizations who have
not been contacted by the
Cornhusker Office for space in
the 1S52 Cornhusker and desire
space please contact the Corn
husker office before this Fri
day at 5 p.m.
State College and the
iWheaties of Wichita University.
Officers f Phi Sigma Chi are:
president, Marilyn Vingers,
University of Nebraska; vice
tirAslMil rm VA- it TTrvl -
versify of Kansas; recording
wrrrbn Martha RAarh I nt.
versify of Washburn; corre-
spending secretary, C ecelia Pin-
kerton and treasurer, Mary
Svach, University of Nebraska.
Initial steps of organizing Phi
! Sigma Chi were taken by the
University of Nebraska in 1932,
with three chapters being repre-'
Kansas Mate. Kansas university
Flaherty To Serve
On Student Council
Mary Lou Flaherty was
elected as University publica
tions representative to Student
Miss Flaherty, representing
Cornhusker and The Daily Ne
braskan, is replacing Kent Ax
tell, former publications repre
sentative. A junior in Teachers college,
Miss Flaherty is a Cornhusker
managing editor, Builders board
member and affiliated with
Alpha Chi Omega.
Applications . for college quali
fications tests are now available.
Eligible students who intend to
take this test either December 13,
1951 or April 24, 1952 should ap
ply at once to the nearest Selec
tive Service local board.
The student should fill out his
application and mail it immedi
ately in the envelope provided.
Applications for the December 13
test must be postmarked no later
than midnight, November 5, 1951.
greatly to the student s advantage
to file his application at once, re
gardless of the testing date he
The results of the tests will be
reported to the student's Selective
Service local board for use in
considering his deferment as a
d fe a member of Alpha Xi
.: rarnahv i a member of
WAA, the directory sales com-
'mittee for Builders and Kappa
Coed Counselor, YWCA, Build
ers and Kappa Kappa Gamma ac
tivities occupy Miss
Miss Armstrong is a Coed
Counselor, assistant to the speak
ers' head of AUF, member of the
Union house committee and Kap
pa Kappa Gamma.
Union evaluation committee,
Coed Counselors, Builders,
YWCA. and Delta Gamma are;
Miss Withe's activities.
t a -a i , Tf
Individual pictures for the Corn-;
'husker must be taken right . away,
according to Dick Billig, editor.
All independent students or any
student who has missed his ap-
pointment may sign up in the
Cornhusker office. Student Union!
"basement between 1 and 5 p.m.l
"Plans fnr tho Vwv.k fan nnt
UounKe. while Mortar Board mem-
candidates in Parlor Z.
Puizlinq Project . . .
Snake Pit Or Dungeon-
Reporter Asks Students.
By CONNIE GORDON
A snake pit? Weil, it could be!
Men started working on the
project before classes began this
fall and much progress has been
made on the structure. But it will
be quite a few months before it
The project in question is lo
cated directly east of the Union.
Because it is so centrally located
on campus, many students pass
I by ft daily, secretly wondering to
However, many or me sin
dents have their own ideas as to
what the structure is to be
when it is completed. So, this
reporter has queried a crossed-
up section of the University
population who know less about
the project than she does. They
v b'r Pnn what
trucurc w.u vnc ut it.
One Intelligent representative.
of the sophomore class stated that
"the structure in question is go-
ling to be an underground dungeon
fay IVtriuj u.'Ht OM ulv.uMLr slnumilrrtAur artA Alrtn't irnrrcr jnnH
llips." He added that study con-
jitions would probably be much
improved under these "dark,
An anthropology student hod.
his own ideas on the subject,
t He stated firmly, "Well uh
A plan calling for freshman and
sophomore, as well as junior and
senior, class officers was pre
sented to the Student Council at
its Wednesday meeting by Aaron
Schmidt, 1950-51 senior class
The plan is intended to raise
mere class spirit and thereby pro
mote more spirit in the Univer
It includes a council of six
members from each of the classes
chosen by the Council. Any class
project that falls within the jur
fsdiction of the Council, must re
ceive Council permission before
the project may be continued.
It was decided to begin the
class councils as soon as pos
sible and to refer the remainder
of the plan to the campus Im
provements committee for far
A letter from Tassels askine
Council support for dismissing
classes the Saturday of Homecom
ing was read to the Council by
President George Cobel. The let
ter stated that in previous years
the Homecoming parade has been
led by a group of band members
who volunteered and were dressed
in street clothes.
Tassels asked for support of a
haif-day holiday to enable the
band to parade in its uniforms.
The Council supported the pro
posal that all classes be dismissed
The report of the traffic com
mittee, which studied the traf
fic problem arising during
Homecoming was read to the
Council. Chairman Don Noble
reported that a traffic route for
the night of Nov. 3 had been
planned by his committee and
Police Chief Joseph Carroll.
The plan will be completed and
published in The Daily Nebraskan
Uy patrolmen and two motorcycle
DOlicemen wffl be assisted bv Corn
Cob workers in policing the cam
pus area that night
The Council approved the plan
with a few minor changes.
A ci i j ffoctinn 4s cn oil ff i.i
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J;n0 Ua tima tho tho rli'cniaire
V ) WISH U b VL UWiaj 3
were operating was turned down
because many Lincoln viewers
might become discouraged.
George Wilcox, vice president
and election chairman, reported
that four applicants have filed
for the board of student publi
cations. He also reported that
there will be polling booths in
Ferguson hall and the Ag union
for the coming class officer
; Kent Axtell's resignation was
read to the council and approved.
iMary Lou Flaherty will succeed
him as publications representative
H -peevv Mulvanov will fill hi
jXtgfS rtaKn oTie cam-
pus improvements committee.
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0 OD6QK At I VCP
, . , .
Ane nev' A- iruax, mission
ary from China, will speak at the
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship
meeting Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in
Room 315, Union.
Truax will describe his exper
iences in the Chinese mission field,
where he first went to 1919.
He and his wife have been mis
sionaries for 31 years. In China.
they worked chieflv with the
eroun of these tribesmen meei
think now don't quote me thai
certain members of the natural
science department are trying to
find a new route to China saves
plane fare, you know but don't
quote me." So I didn't
The snake pit theory was of
fered by a number of those
questioned. The reason for this
conclusion, stated one of those
Queried, was that "when we
think well go erazy with stud
ies, we can Just jump in the
snake pit and sober up."
We asked If many students
would probably sober up this
way, the student replied, "Not
If they could get cup of black
coffee and walk around the
block a conpla times."
Other opinions on the structure
ranged from "an underground
passageway for football players to
their Union dining room so then
fans wouldn't bother them for
autographs'' to a simple honest.
"1 don't know.'
For those who don't know and
guessed, and for those who don't,
guess any lancer. The structure
in question will someday be the
State Historical Society Building.
It will include a museum, library.
A snake pit7 Only in the taa-
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