The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 30, 1951, Page PAGE 4, Image 4

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    Tuesday, October 30, ,1951
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Blood a miracle substance?
You might look at it that way.
When we speak of miracle sub
stances, we usually think of syn
thetic drugs that are products of
modem medical science. Blood is
the one miracle substance for
which medical science cannot find
a substitute.
Little Man On Campns
Eh, eh,
Margaret Fedcfe Speaks
At Ellen Richards Dinner
I Margaret Fedde addressing the
annual Ellen H. Richards dinner
Thursday night spoke of her ex
periences la Germany.
- The former chairman of the
University home economics de
partment spent the past year In
Germany wonting lor tne state
department of education. She il
lustrated her talk with colored
slides of the places she has visited.
Miss Fedde also told of life in
the Free Berlin university and of
the founding of the German Home
Economics association.
Over 250 persons attended the
dinner held in the Union ballroom.
Sponsored by the Home Economics
club, the dinner was attended by
students and faculty of the Home
Economics department and their
Toastmaster for the evening
was Joanne Engelkemier, vice
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Rlnnri and nlasma. not strento
mvrin of nenicillin. are the only
"wonder drugs" that would save
human beings in a national emer
gency. A RDprinl defense book oub-
lished by the Federal Civil De
fense administration stated mat a
siirnriso A-homh attack on an
averacre American city, could kill
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president of the Home Economics
club. Joan Skucius gave the
tribute to Ellen Richards, founder
of Home economics, speaking of
the debt that every person present
owed to her.
Alice Anderson, president of Ag
YWCA, gave the invocation. Bev
Kunc led the group in several
General chairman for the dinner
were Betty Kelso and Lura Ann
Harden. Faculty adviser was Mrs.
Banner Space
Made At Union
Student organizations wishing
to advertise in the banner space
at the corner of 14th and R streets
should make reservations in the
Union activities office.
Banners posted must be made
the university photo lab. This
ruling has been made so that
some consistency and neatness can
be maintained.
Also, the banners must be
made on weather and wind re
sistant sign cloth and lettered
with special outdoor paint
The cost of the banners is from
$5 to $8.50 depending on the in
tricacy of design and processes
used. The Union charges only for
the cost of labor and materials.
No profit is made.
George McKien, Union cus
todian, posts the banners on the
day specified.
Banner space has already been
reserved for certain periods of the
Rally committee meeting at 6:45
p.m. at Union.
Tell aquad meeting at 4 p.m.,
Men's PE building.
Kostnet Klnb Cornhusker pic
tures at 4:45 p.m., west stadium.
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vivors of such an attack would
suffer either from burns, general
injuries or radiation injuries.
Blood and plasma would be
among: the chief "medicines"
that could save most of the in
jured. Of 80,000 Japanese who
died at Hiroshima from the
single A-bomb attack, experts
claim that blood might have
saved most of the fatally injured.
Although there is no present na
tional emergency, blood is needed
in Korea more than ever. An army
medic in Tokyo recently showed
concern over the limited Korean
blood supply. He stated, "We
have enough whole blood on hand
for about one week of heavy fight
Blood donations have dropped
almost a third since last summer,
In contrast, the number of Korean
injuries has increased from a
summertime average of 300 a week
to a recently reported figure of
Blood is being- used at the war
front three times as much as it
was during World War II. The.
.reason? Medical science has
found that blood and blood
plasma can often be the decid
ing factor between life and
There cannot be a substitute
for whole blood because it con
tains living cells. Although whole
blood is best for most injury and
shock cases, it cannot be stored
more than three weeks nor can it
be given to the injured on the bat
tlefield. Plasma is the next best sub
stitute. It will keep indefi
nitely. In emergency shock treat
ments, doctors use plasma 'ex
tenders" such as salt solution, dex
tran or gelatine. These are poor
plasma substitutes, for none of
these "extenders" contains the
complex chemicals found in
plasma. None of these substances
would have to be used if enough
blood plasma were available.
Because of the scarcity of blood
plasma, sailors and flyers on the
aircraft carrier "Boxer" gave
2,377 pints of blood in the midst
of combat operations off Korea.
It was mainly because of serv
icemen's donations that a week's
total of 49,000 pints of blood was
met. This total was slightly more
than half the weekly goal set at
75,000 pints until July 1.
Is this goal too high? Not when
you consider that this wonder
substance is used daily on the Ko
rean front.
Is this goal too high? Not when
you consider that stockpiles of
blood will be needed in case of a
national emergency.
The blood mobile is in Lincoln
today at the Scottish Rite temple
at 15th and L streets.
It is your privilege and duty to
help keep an available supply
handy of blood the miracle sub
stance. You might look at it that way.
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ABDICATES . . . Marie Aber, Miss
Colorado, abdicated her title after
returning' from a trip to New Mexi
co daring which she was reported
missing. She failed to appear at a
Jaycees luncheon in Denver to
claim $500 wardrobe prize.
Faculty Artists
Enter Paintings
In Exhibitions
Several members of the Univer
sity art department have their
works entered in three nationally
known art shows.
Walter Meigs' oil, "Big Red,'
and Rudy Pozzattfs monotype,
"Folly is Set in Great Dignity,"
were chosen by the Walter Art
Center, Minneapolis, Minn., for
the third biennial six-state exhi
bition of paintings and prints.
Art judges recommended that
Pozzatti's oil, "Kites," be pur
chased for the centers permanent
The following works of faculty
members have been selected for
the Mid-America Annual, which
opens Nov. 4 in the William Rock
hill Nelson Art Gallery in Kansas
City, Mo.:
David Seylers oil, "Juarez;
Rudy Pozzatti's oil, "Still Life;"
Walter Heigs' oil, "Peace in the
Sun;" Gail Butt's watercolor,
"Target for Today;" and Peter
Worth's Cuban mahogany carving
entitled, "Small Construction."
Purpose of the Mid-America
annual is to exhibit creative
works of artists living in the re
gion from the Mississippi river
to the Rocky Mountains. The
show will run through Nov. 28.
Another faculty member, Freda
Spaulding, has had her brush-and-ink
drawing, "Departure," picked
for the 11th Annual Missouri Ex
hibition at the city art museum
in St. Louis, Mo.
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It's Not Fiction . . .
Argentina Student In Expedition
To Unexplored Amazon Jungle
An expedition to the unexplored
It sounds like something out of
a jungle fiction magazine; but not
to Ricardo Luti, Nebraska botany
major from Argentina.
Luti was one of an expedition
of four who spent 11 months
among various Amazon wild
tribes. The members of the ex
pedition were particularly inter
ested in the habitant and health
conditions of the tribes in the
northwestern part of Matto Grosso
in Brazil and Bolivia.
Many of the tribes the group
visited had not seen a white
man in over 14 years. The last
white man to have visited the
tribes was a German ethnologist
who wrote an article about the
canniblism among certain Bra
zilian - tribes. The expedition
traveled to this territory about
about which the ethnologist
Minn. Dean
Cradle-To-Grave Science
A discussion of "Science from
the Cradle to the Grave" will be
presented by Dean J. William
Buchta of the University of Min
nesota, Thursday, at 7:30 p.m.
The talk, to be given in Love
Memorial Library auditorium, is
an Avery Memorial lecture.
Dean Buchta is chairman of
the department of physics and
assistant dean of the senior col
lege of science, literature and
the arts at Minnesota.
The annual Founders Day ban
quet celebrating the . 80th anni-;
versary of the Palladian Literary
Society, oldest student organiza-j
tion on the University campus,1
will also hear Dean Buchta.
"Reducing International Mis
understanding" will be the topic
of his Sunday speech at the pub
lic affairs forum of the Lincoln
Unitarian church.
Dean Buchta, a native of
Osceola, received a B.S. degree
in electrical engineering in 1920
and an M.A. degree in 1921
Psychiatrist Will
Address Ag Y7s
On Mental Diseases
Dr. Mildred J. Stingley, of the
state mental hospital, will be the
main speaker at a joint meeting
of Ag YM and YW Tuesday night.
The discussion -topic will be
mental diseases. Dr. Stingley is a
staff physician associated with ad
vanced psychiatry.
The meeting will begin at 7:30
p.m. in the Home Ec parlors.
Bible study starts at 7 p.m. on
first floor of the Home Ec build
ing. A movie entitled "City of the
Sick" will be shown a week from
Tuesday. It will also be on the
subject of mental diseases.
wrote. Their purpose was to see
if these tribes still observed
this custom.
Luti stated that the practice of
cannabilism has ceased among
these Brazilian tribes. Loss of
tribe members and outside in
fluences were the two main fac
tors in the discontinuation of this
"Certain tribes used to eat pris
oners of war or members of their
prevalent between tribes, many
tribes found that their manpower
had been greatly diminished be
cause of this custom. As a re
sult cannabalism among these
tribes has been abolished."
Living condition among these
tribes are very primitive, Luti
declared. "In one tribe com
posed of many small villages, all
of the tribe's inhabitants lived
in a house only 100 feet in
diameter. Except for walls sep-
To Discuss
from Nebraska. He obtained his
Ph.D. degree from Minnesota
in 1925.
Avery lectures are endowed by
a $5,500 trust fund established
two years ago by the Palladian
Alumni association with the Uni
versity Foundation. The fund
honors the late Dr. Samuel Avery,
a former Palladian, who served
the University as chancellor from
1908 to 1927. -
NU Sororities
To Participate
In Workshop
"Loyalty foundation stone of
fraternity life."
This will be the theme of the
Panhellenic Workshop week Nov.
4 to 7.
The 14 Greek sororities will be
gin activities with "go-to-church"
Sunday, Nov. 4.
Workshops, training schools and
exchange luncheons will acquaint
the sororities with one another.
Loyalty to the University, com
munity and the fraternity will be
stressed by the three chief
speakers: R. G. Gustavson, chan
cellor; Mrs. Emmet Orme, city
councilwoman; and Mrs. Julia
FuquaOber, Kappa Delta national
Student chairmen for the week
are Elizabeth Gass, general chair
man; Hester Morrison, exchange
luncheons and training school
schedule; Shirley Schonberg, ban
quet; Jane Jackson, program;
Shirley Ransdell, tickets; and
Cathy Cox, publicity.
The Elsie Ford Piper banquet,
Nov. 6, will climax the workshop.
At this time, an annual award
will be presented to the most im
proved sorority on the Nebraska
aratingr family from family,
there was little privacy."
Even with very primitive liv
ing conditions, the Amazonian na
tives are surprisingly healthy.
Luti stated that digestive and gas
tric diseases were the most prev
alent diseases among most of the
tribes. He said that this was due
to the excess of fermented acids
that many tribes consumed. Goiter
and certain thyroid conditions
were also common ailments of
many tribe members. An iodine
deficiency in the diets of many
Amazonians caused this condition.
Civilization had reached the
two Bolivian tribes Luti visited.
"The Brazilian tribes we observed
were completely uncivilized. We
were the first white men to visit
one Brazilian tribe and the sec
ond to visit another."
Even though many tribes
hadn't seen a white man for
over fourteen years, they were
very friendly. "One tribe, how
ever, posted arrowed guards
around us for two days until
they were sure of our inten
tions." Luti added that "most of
the tribes were more afraid of
us than we were of them."
Much of the unfriendliness and
distrust of these natives is due
to "the white man's exploitation
of them." In the past, many of
these natives have been taken
away from their tribes to be used
as slave labor. Luti added that
"Once the natives found that we
were visiting them on a friendly
mission, they are very kind to
Luti stated that during the
Amazon expedition, the group
visited seven different tribes in
Bolvia and Brazil. They cov
ered over 1,000 miles of Ama
zon jungle in 11 months. Indian
guides' led the expedition from
tribe to tribe.
Richardo Luti's expedition to the
unexplored Amazons was fiction
come true. As far as Luti is con
cerned, truth is stranger than fic
tion .-. . even jungle fiction.
Wesley Foundation
Adds 39 Members
Thirty-nine University students
Sunday became official Wesley
Foundation voting members at
the annual membership consecra
tion service at the Methodist, Stu
dent house.
The service, consisting of sign
ing the foundation constitution,
was conducted by Elaine Eddy,,
Julie Bell, Marion Urbank and
Les Smalley .
The consecration service was
part of an intensive membership
nrnfram Hesiened tn unite Meth
odist students on the campus.
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