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Monday, November 12, 1951
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
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Riders In The Sky
Citizens of the southwestern part fit the coun
try last week' began seeing things in the sky
mysterious fireballs. Immediately the prospect of
a new flying saucer scare began again. A country
which had just seen the release of "The Day The
Earth Stood Still," looked to the heavens and
wondered whether the mysterious objects might
conceivably be invaders from another world.
One meteor expert said that a flaming: ob- .
ject sighted over an eleven-day period was the
"most remarkable concentration of meteor-like
objects in historic times." Seachers reported that
they had been unable to find any trace of
meteors ifi the ground however. Residents of
Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and
California havreported seeing balls of fire. One
observer reported that the meteor was "tremen
dous as compared with the average shooting
Scientists considered two possibilities:
1. That the earth was passing through a region
of the universe which is unusually rich with
2. That the fireballs are some sort of new
weapon or military test.
It may be that the fireballs are some sort of
new rocket or guided missile. In that case, no
information may be revealed as to the nature of
will come to solve this mystery as the flying
saucer mystery was finally explained.
At any rate it gives people something to
talk about, and to think about other than the
war. No doubt these fireballs will be seen all
over the world by people with wild imaginations.
It is amazing how many people's Imaginations
run away with them when such an event occurs.
It is probably a form of hysteria which has
occurred at intervals throughout human history.
This hysteria manifested itself in the Orson
Welles broadcast of the invasion from Mars,
which resulted in nationwide hysteria. The
people who think they see flying saucers are
something like that, only in a milder form. There
were probably more people who didn't see fly
ing saucers but thought they did than persons
who actually saw them. It is an interesting com
mentary on human behavior.
Anyone who sees spots before his eyes may
the fireballs. The public may have to speculate not need glasses. He may need a psychoanalyst,
for a long period. Perhaps in time an explanation Or he may just be seeing a new secret weapon.
For The Future
Enrollment figures for the University for this that less than one-third of the 2,913 students who
semester show that the campus population has entered the University as freshmen in 1948 will
dropped somewhat, which surprises no one. But graduate from this institution in 1952. Only a little
more surprising perhaps they show that a gradu- more than half of the 2,204 students who entered
al change has taken place in the relative compo
sition of the, colleges and schools within the Uni
The percentage of students registered within the
five largest colleges has shifted within the last five
years as follows: (figure indicates what percentage
of the total is enrolled within the college) :
Arts and Science 14.5
Business Administration . .... 13
As usual, freshmen were the largest class in
the University this year. There were three more
seniors than juniors, with the sophomore class
trailing by over 300 students.
Here is the story of the classes as they went
through the University (first figure is present en
rollment of class, second is number enrolled in
class as freshmen):
Sophomores , 928
From these figures, it is possible to see the
high student mortality rate. Right now, it appears
as freshmen in 1949 are still in school. University
life is a rough grind.
Women outnumber men in only two academic
fields on the campus: Teachers College and the
School of Nursing. About 47 per cent of the women
in the University are enrolled in Teachers College.
These figures would seem to indicate that more
and more students are entering the teaching pro
fession, with fewer taking a liberal or professional
One girl said that she thought that girls were
taking teaching partly because they wanted to be
sure that they would have something to do when
they graduated. With conditions as unsettled as
they are now, she said, even engaged women
cannot be sure that their draft-age fiances will be
able to suport them after graduation. She said
she thought there was a trend away from the more
general liberal arts education toward something
specific. This sound logical, although it may or
may not be the case.
The decrease in veteran enrollment may be
the cause of some of the shift in the composition
of University classes. Whatever the reason, the
shift indicates a change in aims of a major por
tion of its students.
The Fire Burns Lower
Just about six months ago ,a rather noticeable activity, and why it should be thus in relation
fire started about the AWS point system. Among to another office in a different activity.
coeds in activities, few were satisfied 'with the
system that restricted them in number of activities
in which they participated. Consequently, when
new AWS board members and officers took of
fice, one of the first items on the agenda was re
vision of the point system.
Friday results of the board's efforts were
published. Simultaneously coeds started receiving
notifications of being overpointed through the
mail. Overpointed coeds tovnt riding along with
twice the maximum number were requested
to drop activities to comply with the 11 point
maximum. Only salvation for them now lies in
hope the appeal board, an innovation to the
point system, will grant extra points because
of scholarship, time availability, health and
Behind the new point system, lies probably
the most research, study and discussion of activ
ities ever to take place in evaluating points for
Nebraska coeds. AWS is to be congratulated. Be
cause of double checking and open discussions,
there were few loopholes for coeds to juggle points
to their benefit, although some tried. For once
AWS has explanations for points placed on each
There will be gripes about the evaluation.
Coeds forced to drop activities probably will
condemn the system forever. Regardless of senti
ments on the principle of a point system, AWS
has presented a fair, and as nearly accurate an
evaluation as possible under conditions on this
campus. Besides the appeal board, which is cer
tainly a wise move, another basic revision is not
pointing Jionoraries. As Ginny Koehler, chair
man of the point system explained, these groups
were not pointed because functions and princi
ples were "too widely varied and because they
are within colleges."
Miss Koehler and the AWS board are to be
commended for this outlook, as well as for the
concentrated work toward devising the system.
The plan to make minor revisions each year should
problems arise also is a fair proposal.
So the fires of debate are dying. Although
there will be a few brief spurts and violent
flashes now and then, the new system will be
the basis of activity points for awhile at least
until the flame is stirred too much. Then it will
be another board's worry.
This board has done a good job. Its efforts
office, each board position and each phase of an at least deserve a fair trial.
The Nebraskan Salutes
NEBRASKA HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISTS ALPHA PHI for winning the Elsie Ford Piper
These prepsters spent Friday and Saturday on achievement cup and KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA
campus' learning about phases of newspaper and for winning the scholarship. PANHELLENIC for
yearbook work. Winners of various contests and a successful Workshop last week, GOLD KEY
thva who helped publish the special issue of The JOURNALISM WINNERS These five students,
Daily Nebraskan deserve mention. FINALISTS Sue Gorton, Ken Rystrom, Barbara Adams, Hile
FOR NEBRASKA- SWEETHEART and PRINCE Goodrich and Marjorie Moran, were recognized be
KOSMET Jo Berry, SueBrownlee, Carole Church, cause of outstanding journalistic work. FALL RE
Adele Coryell, Catherine Corp and Norma Lothrop VTJE SKIT PARTICIPANTS presenting skits Fri
will compete for the coed honor. Don Pieper, day night will be Phi Gams, Kappa Sigs, Sigma
Wayne White, . Ray Mladovich, Jim Buchanan, Chis, Sigma Nus, Betas and ATOs. LES MATHIS
Wayne Handshy and Marshall Kushner are final- and BETTY LESTER these two students will play
ists for the men's royalty. Winners will be revealed the lead roles in "Idiot's Delight," second produc
at the fall revue Friday evening. ARNOLD GRAVA tion of the University Theatre this year. The play'
University itraduate student from Latvia who will be given Dec. 20 and 21. Students who did
won the $1,500 Ford Foundation fellowship. NOT get down hours for the first six weeks.
BY ANN GILLIGAN
With Thanksgiving getting
nearer and nearer, the weather
getting colder- and colder and
wearing apparel getting heavier
and heavier, we . continue in the
rut already started by the Society
Big news over the weekend was
the Beta "roaring twenties" affair
Friday night at the Lincoln hotel
Some seen were frequent daters
Rocky Yapp and Kay Sommers
Bill Gangel and Charlene Raje
wick Anne Farrow squired by
Bill Pomeroy Charlie Wright and
Harriett Wenke Charlie Swingle
and Marlene Rees Bob Howey
and Suzi Adams Jerry Siegel and
Sydna Fuchs Don Anderson and
Betty Pepler frequent twosome
Annie Hinds and Ted Eegan
Gordon Luikart and Amy Brown
Joe Whiteman and Jan Jaco
George Madsen and Dottie Or
chard and, last but not least,
Hubie Shellenberger and Pat
Chi O's entertaining: dates
Friday night were Clarice Mil
len and Don Lehmkuhl Pam
Rhoades and Doug Wilcox
Carol Else and Bob Seacrest
Diane Feaster and Marty Lewis
Mary Ann Pasek and Dick
Oslund Delores Hopp and Lyle
Denniston Rose Mary Castner
and Bob Hook Carolyn Gier-
ham and Dale Bunsen and
Mary Middleton and Jerry Des
mond. The occasion was the
"Mardl Gras" party!
Boys beware! Think twice be
fore you give your pin to your
best girl. In case you didn't know,
once you eive your pin away, you
are part of a survey which is be
ing taken on the Nebraska cam
pus, surveyors keep tracK oi now
many pinned couples stay pinned
and finally eet married. By show
ins how many times university
students get pinned and unpinned,
the survey is supposed to prove
the uselessness of pinnings and
steadies. What do you think?
And now on to Saturday night!
Jeans and straw hats were the
common wearing apparel at the
Kappa Sig "barn dance." Don
Browning was with Carol Pat
terson John McElhaney with
Betty Swanson Bob Otte and
Marlene McCullough John
Gibbons and Myra Walston
Frank Mnuk and Elaine Holden
and Gus Wolfe and Polly
Being a pledge isn't so bad, after
Sigma Chi pledges were excused
from pledge duties long enough to
stage a get-together out at Kings
Friday night. Couples included
Paul Ely and Beth Alden, Dale
Hahn and Bicky Nedrow, Bob
DeBord and Jo Mohler, Sam Bell
and Pat Forsythe, Gary Ashbaugh
and Connie Sehnert, Gene Wells
and Ruth Sorensen and Bruce
Ackerman and Faye Nelson.
And SDT pledges took time out
for an informal dance Saturday
night. Audrey Marx was with
steady Paul Goiter Rita Krantz
dated Harold Novak Marlene
Corn was with Marv Kohll
Elberta Bush and Dave Major
were there Jan Ringle and Jerry
Rosinsky and something new,
Barb Turek and Leo Schmidt.
Among- the many lucky peo
ple who M-ent to Ames for the
big game were several carloads
of Farm House boys, while
several carloads of Farm House
boys from Ames came here.
This is the start of a yearly ex
change dinner between the Iowa
State and Nebraska chapters.
The Sig Alph duck dinner
completed the busy weekend. En
joying the Sunday night feast
were Dick Mlinar and Jeanie Lou
don, Max Baehr and Sandra Walt,
steady couple Leroy Crosby and
Jane Madden and pinmates Dick
Moulton and Mig Loomis.
Ag Exec Board Inaugurates
The Ag Exec board is starting a campaign
to get students to walk pn the sidewalks and not
on the lawn. As you look around Ag campus, you
can see that places where students cut across the
lawn are starting to form regular cow paths.
These paths not only detract from the beauty
of Ag campus, but it is costing the University's
Building and Grounds department to keep the
lawn in good condition. The money that is used
Problems such as dating and dancing were dls-
Tuesday's and Wednesday's discussion will
feature George Randol as the speaker. Randol spent
30 years on Broadway and played in such produc-
oc "Clr-aan Pastures " "Anna LuCBSta." "Porgy
to repair the lawn comes from the students' own Bess and many othej.g He a,30 WM ln Holly.
wood for five years, where he worked with Warner
It is true that some of the sidewalks are
not located in the most convenient places, but
the time that is saved cutting across is practically
negligible. Lack of time should not be a factor
in cutting across lawns because ten minutes
between classes allows students plenty of time
to go from one end of the campus to the other.
Brothers and RKO.
Randol will speak on introductions; He will
not just explain the proper methods of introduc
tions but will elaborate on the ways of making
people feel at ease.
If any of you Aggies have lost anything, you
It seems that Ag students shouldn't have to might find It at the Ag Lost and Found department
be reminded to keep off the lawn by having signs sponsored by Ag YWCA. The department is now
put up on the campus. If they have respect for the located, in the Ag Builders office, and lost articles
beauty of the campus, they will take it upon them
selves to walk on the sidewalks.
The second two discussions of the first series
of "Better Living" series sponsored by the Ag
Union will be held Tuesday and Wednesday in
the Ag Union. Quite a bit of interest was shown
in the first two discussions held last week, as more
than 70 students attended them.
Ag students brought their own problems into
the discussion by writing them down on slips
of paper and having them read to the group.
may be obtained anytime between the hours of
8 to 12 a.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Student directories
also may be obtained in the Ag Builders office
as well as the Cornhusker Countryman.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow for' the third
annual Home Ec Smorgasbord. Home Ec members
prepare the food themselves, and this year it will
be in foreign style, as its theme is the United
Only 250 tickets will be available, so if you
want one, you better get it soon. They will be on
sale in the Home Ec building and in the Ag Union.
YWCA Area Meetings Include Topics
Of Campus, National, World Interest
Christian heritage; higher ed
ucation, personal growth and na
tion and world are the topics of
the YWCA area meetings to be
held from Nov. 12 to 16.
These YWCA area meetings will
take the place of several all-membership'
meetings. The purpose of
this division is to acquaint mem
bers of the different groups with
the work and members of other
groups within their area.
tach area is divided into com
missions with a leader for each
commission. Under the nation and
world area five commissions have
been set up and their respective
leaders appointed; social service
tours, Barbara Hershberger; cur
rent affairs, Barbara Mann; hu
man rights, Sue Neuenswander;
and world organization, Nita
Helmstadter. These meetings will
be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30
p.m. in Ellen Smith Hall. The
topic for discussion is "Housing
restrictions in Lincoln."
Christian heritage area has the
Y V-A PROVIDES SPECIAL "
The University College of Dent
istry will take advantage oi a
unique educational idea instruc
tion by telephone to keep its stu
dents and faculty informed this
winter on current advances in
Dean B. L. Hooper announced
Saturday that the College of Dent
istry will take part in the tele
phone extension program spon
sored by the Illinois College of
Dentistry in Chicago. Long dis
tance telephone lines will bring
Nebraska students and faculty
members lectures directly .from
some of the nation's leading dent
ists. The first of the monthly pro
grams will be heard Monday eve
ning. It deals with Causes and con
trol of dental caries (tooth decay).
Six outstanding dental and medi
cal scientists will discuss subjects
like fluorine, antibiotics, bacteria
S. Sorln AS PiQnist iand biochemistry in connection
Samuel Sorin will be featured ' with caries
as guest pianist at the sixth an- A manuel summarizing material
nual University symyhony fall u
concert. The concert will be held: , . , . .
in the Union ball room Sunday, and lncludi"g numerous illustra
Nov. 18, at 8 p.m. Admission is.tions is usel along with the pro
free. ! grams.
Fossy Spivakovsky, viola, was! . , ... . - .
the first soloist. Other soloists in'. Dental pieties in 45 states and
order of appearance have been: ?"!fve" Pro Ca"ada Lwl11
Dimetrie Morkevitch, cello; Maria J'"r, u'c . -'' "e
Borgiotti, piano; Dorothy Powers, broadcasts The American Tele
violin; and last year Ossy Renardy :?ho"f a,?d Telegraph company
violin -" handles the technical production,
The concert will be conducted and the program is carried over a
by Emmanuel Wishnow, who hasjnetork wlcl "ds most
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conducted the symphony since
in 1S45. Wishnow it conductor of
the Omaha symphony at present.
He has appeared in Paris under
the direction of Andre Kostelanetz
and Glenn Miller. He has also ap
peared with Sir Adrian Boult in
major radio broadcasting networks
in number of station outlets.
Prof. Donald T. Waggener,
chairman of the department of
Oral Pathology is in charge of ar
rangements for bringing the pro
grams to University of Nebraska
students and faculty members.
WARNS ON ATOMIC RACE . . .
Rep. Henry Jackson, Washington,
warns that Intelligence reports re
veal that Russia is making an all
out effort to surpass the U. S. In
atomic weapons. He says it will
be "national suicide" for the U.S.
to fall behind.
following commissions and lead
ers: comparative religions, Vir
ginia Cooper; worship workshop,
Sharon Cook; and Christianity in
society, Mary Sidner. Plans for
this area meeting have not been
Personal growth area includes:
camp counseling, Shirley Coy;
community service, Kathy Dill;
leadership training, Doris Carl
son; skeptics corner, Barbara
Young; noon discussion group,
Hester Morrison and Ginny Cum
mings; and senior commission,
Liz Moodie. These meetings will
be held Thursday, Nov. 15, at 12
noon in Ellen Smith dining room
and the price of lunch is 30 cents.
The topic is "The Place of Re
ligon in the University World."
Higher education includes these
commissions: Yine arts, Anne Jane
Hall; student-faculty coffee hour,
Barbara Bredthauer; campus
critics, Kathryn Radaker; jobs and
future, Barbara Raun, and their
meetings will be held Tuesday,
Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. in the south
east room of Ellen Smith Hall. The
topic is "Practical political knowledge."
Randol To Give
George Randol will be featurM
speaker at the second meeting of
me -joeuer uving" series Tues
day and Wednesday at S p.m., in
the Ag Union lounge.
Randol spent 30 years on Broad
way, and played in such produc
tions as "Green Pastures," "Anna
Lucasta," "Porgy and Bess" and
many others. He spent five years
in Hollywood, where he worked
!for Warner Brothers and RKO
At present, he is employed at
the University's photo laboratory,
where he is workine with model
ling in still photography. He has
aiso traveled abroad.
The topic of the discussion is
j"Meet Your Future." Randol will
; speak on introductions, and dis
cuss the ways of making people
feel at ease during introductions.
. 1V .1 .
.first part of the "Better Living"
"series will last until Christmas.
and will cover problems on dating,
telephone conversations, invita
tions, gifts and other subjects that
students may bring up.
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