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Tuesday, December 4, 195.
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Little Man On Campus By Bibler
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fThe Bright Incident
Last week Orjke university of Des Moines,
la. withdraw from theZltfissouri Valley conference
after several weeks of bitter controversy. Drake
withdrew in protest over the failure of the con
ference to take action against Oklahoma A&M
for the actions of one of its players in the Drake
A&M football game. Johnny Bright, star Drake
player, got a broken jaw as the result of being
slugged several times by Wilbanks Smith, A&M
player. Photos and movies indicated that the
slugging was deliberate. After the conference
failed to take action, Drake withdrew, followed
shortly by Bradley, leaving the conference with
only six members. ,
The Daily O'Collegian, student newspaper at
Oklahoma A&M thinks that Drake's withdrawal
from the conference was merely an excuse to cover
up the fact that the Iowa school was de-emphasizing
athletics. ... .
"Drake has chosen a comparatively small in
cident and magnified it to ridiculous proportions.
They have not chosen to meet the real problem
of college athletics squarely," the O'Collegian
The real question, as the O'Collegian sees it
is "What is the -purpose and ideal use of college
sports?" Sports programs, the paper says, should:
1. Foster school spirit and unity.
2. Encourage friendly rivalry between schools.
3. Furnish recreation for spectators.
4. Build character and body of persons partici
pating. 5. Publicize the school.
The points mentioned above are very laudable.
It seems, however,; that the Bright case is clearly
a violation of the' fourth point, that of building
character and body of those participating. Certain
ly letting Wilbanks Smith, the offender, off witn
very little if any punishment is not building his
character. From movies and pictures of the slug
ging, Smith's action looked deliberate, since it
happened not once, but several times. The whole
incident cannot be dismissed so lightly.
' The sad fact in the case is that this slagging
incident is probably not isolated. Similar things
have happened in other games involving: many
other schools. There was not the furore oVer
these incidents that there was over Johnny
Bright's injury. Johnny Bright was one of the
most outstanding football players Drake has had
in many years. Had the victim been an insignifi
cant third or fourth stringer, the nation might
never have heard of the case. This is not to
condone Smith's action. It was clearly wrong.
In a recent article in the Atlantic Monthly,
Allen Jackson, three-year letterman on the Uni
versity of Michigan football team, mentioned that
the conches used to think small evidences of
slugging or dirty playing rather funny and ordered
those parts of the football movies re-run.
No excuse can be offered for dirty football. If
the game gets to the point where such things are
funny, then the game has ceased to serve any of
the purposes mentioned in the O'Collegian program
except the last, publicity for the school. We doubt
that the school is seeking that kind of publicity.
Opinion on this campus seems to be somewhat
divided as to the action Drake should have taken.
All condemned the slugging, but some students
were questioning the utility of Drake's action.
A number thought that Drake was completely
right and the conference wrong in refusing to
take action. Generally, the majority supported
Drake did the only thing it could have done
under the circumstances. The failure of the con
ference to take action was in effect a failure to
condemn dirty football. This failure is part of the
"win or else" philosophy which has' crept onto
the collegiate scene.
The Des Moines Register commented, and quite
"An athletic conference that claims no ex
cuse for existence except to arrange schedules
and collect statistics has not only lost sight of
the purpose of amateur athletics, but of higher
Stop Condoning Smith
(Ed. note: The following is a
copy of a letter sent to the
president of Oklahoma A&M by
Carl E. Hopt.)
I believe that the way in which
your school handled the Johnny
Bright incident is shameful. Any
school which will take no action
against a player such as Wilbanks
Smith, in his attacks upon an op
posing player, is just as guilty as
the offending player.
I have seen enough pictures
of his attack, on Johnny Bright
to realize they were not acci
dents. Yet, to the best of my
knowledge, Smith was not eve
kicked off the football squad.
The fact that no action was
taken by the school might cause
one to believe that school offi-
A Valuable Collection
With pride the University now houses the val
uable collection of Anne of Brittany books contri
buted Sunday by their collector, Dr. H. Winnett
Orr. It would be hard to suggest a more valuable
and informative gift; the collection is a noteworthy
addition to Love Memorial library.
What makes the collection remarkable, among
other things, is thai at least 50 of the volumes
are not to be found even in the present col
lections of the library of congress. Dr. Orr's
contribution to the University will enable others
to make use of Information in the volumes.
More more than 30 years, Dr. Orr has col
lected the books on the lame princess of Brittany
who was twice queen of France. He started the
task while serving with the medical corps of the
American expeditionary forces during World War
I. He once noticed a sculptured figure of Anne of
Brittany on a tomb in Nantes cathedral.
The books, found in a newly decorated room
on second floor of the library, concern the life
of the princess and the period in which she lived.
This is particularly important because it was the
late 15th and 16th centuries when America was
discovered and explored.
The collection, to be maintained by a fund set
up by the donor, should be highly prized by the
University and its students.
If Not 'Square As A Bear1 On Slang,
You May Be A 'Scurve, Nerd, Smirk'
Iowa State Teachers College . . .
asks, "Are you as square as a bear on current
slang?" If not, perhaps Newsweek can help you
out Newsweek has made a recent survey on
'Thanks A Million'
"Thanks a Million" is the
theme of this week's Better Living
series discussions in the Ag Union
lounee at 5 D.m.. Tuesday and
Wednesday. Corsages and gifts are
the topics of discussion.
At Tuesday's discussion, a rep
resentative of Danielson's florists
will be on hand with a display
of corsages and will be ready to
answer questions. He will nave
rose, eardenia. orchid, carnation
and combination corsages. He will
also have some wrist corsages and
flowers for the hair.
After his talk, an open discus
sion will be held on any prob
lems or questions that may come
'Babel Or Bathed
Both Describe Club
BY JOHN METHUSELAH
Student From India
Babel or Bathel? T
These two biblical passages do
not need explanation in this part
of the word. When a person be
comes a member of the Cosmo
politan club, at first he ex
periences both Babel and Batnei.
When he first attends these
meetings, he really feels out of
place because of the difficulty in
understanding the language.
Everyone speaks English, but it is
hard to understand because of our
different mother tongues.
Slowly we overcome this dif
ficulty and soon begin to find
speaking English much easier.
No where but in the Cosmopoli'
tan club do we get such an op
portunity to meet people from
different countries. We learn that
all pecples have much in common.
Our wrong judgements will be
cials were behind it, or at least
Drake University had the for
titude to leave the Missouri Val
ley conference because of this in
cident, and I'm sure that most
Americans will admire the Drake
officials for this action, caused by
refusal of your school and of other
conference schools to take any
disciplinary action on the case.
At the University of Nebraska,
we may lose some football games,
but we admire our coach, our
University chancellor, and our
CARL E. HOPT
To the student body:
I would like to express my sin
cere thanks to the various organ
izations and individuals that made
this year's card section a success
the Cobs and Tassels for their
hard work on those cold Satur
day mornings, Don Lentz for his
words of wisdom and able coun
seling and A. J. Lewandowski and
"Potsy" Clark for their wonder
ful cooperation.' Also to each one
of the 1,386 students who form
the card section I would like to
say "thank you!" Without your
cooperation, the card section could
President Gamma Lambda
J , j lU
"You know that new fraternity' house they built next door?
It's a SORORITY!" .
Bill Saad Advocates Foreign-American
Membership For Cosmopolitan Club
According to Winston's diction
ary, cosmopolitan, means: "... A
citizen of the world; one who is
equally at .home in all countries
. . one free from local preju
Those few well-chosen words
partially define the objectives of
Cosmopolitan club and its mem
bers. To make this definition more
complete, the words "better
understanding and establish bet
ter international relations" might
William Saad, president of
Cosmopolitan club, says, "It is
the purpose of the club to pro
mote international understand
ing through 'cosmopolitan'
membership." Saad added that
the idea behind Cosmopolitan
club was to bring together not
only foreign students, but
American students as welL
"But in order to achieve this
mutual understanding," Saad con
tinued, "it is basically essential
and important to have as many
American students as possible in
the organization, for without the
American students as active mem
bers . . ., any understanding
would be incomplete. We thus
would have failed to achieve our
goal, which is international under
standing." Saad emphasized the fact that
Cosmopolitan club is not a polit
ical organization. He explained
that the purpose of the organiza
tion was to give the students to
discuss current international prob
lems. He added that parties,
dances, and the annual Cosmo-
gineering. He came to Nebraska
three years ago from his home
Onuzulike Okonkwo, vice
president, is a junior in Teach
ers college. Okonkwo has been
an active Cosmopolitan club
member since first coming to
the University three years ago.
His home is in Nnewi, Nigeria.
Cyrl Bright, student from Mon
rovia, Liberia, is treasurer of the
organization. Bright, Ag college
sophomore, has been in the United
States three years. He came to
the University from Lincoln uni
versity in Pennsylvania.
The lone Nebraskan on the
club's executive council this year
politan club carnival were in-is Lois Miner, sophomore from
tegral parts of the club's activi
Saad is Cosmopolitan club
president for the coming year. He
is a junior, majoring chemical en-
South African Geologist To Address Sigma Xi's
Dr. Lester C. King, South Afri-, geology at the University of Na
can geologist, will address a
meeting of the University chap-
Laurel, Neb. Miss Miner, speech
correction major, is recording sec
retary for the organization.
Cosmopolitan club's correspond
ing secretary is Farida Fallah.
Miss Fallah, a junior political
science major, came to the Uni
versity from Teheran, Iran, via
rprtiiien and our
invo ter of biema Xi, scientmc re
We may forget hundreds ofisearch society of America, Thurs
stnHpnt with whnm studv. but: day at 7:30 p.m. in Morrill Hall
away. A Jelly tot is a very young boy who tried
to act adult, and a tapper is a boy who tried re
peatedly for a date. They use hub cap for a boy
who tries to be a big wheel but fails.
American slang liago and has presented the results New Orleans . . .
in the November issue of "Inside the A.C.D."
For instance, it is now corny to say corny, and
solid and kky are real nothing words. According
to Newsweek, anyone using such jaded expressions
is a simple peasant or a smirk.
In St. Louis . . .
it is a compliment to be called real George mean
ing real square, flash,' excellent If a teenager can't
get the car, that's the way the ball bounces (tough
luck) or ain't that a bite (too bad).
Seattle . .
bobbysoxers don't worry about George, but they
an n-ttaf evrmnpnta nt ret an
the suck (get on me Dauj. j
dolly is a cute girl, an odd ball
is a character, and earty pooper
has taken the place of wall- ,
flower or wet blanket "Yon said
a foo-fad" means you said a bad
word; a passion pit is a drive-in
movie and squirrel "i a reck
less driver of e mill (automo
bile). That has It:", and "My,
how sanitary! are widely used
expressions of approval.
someone who once would be called a rip or a
squire is now a herd or in a less severe case, a
curve. A Cadillac convertible is real cool or even
shafty, and lis driver, particularly if he be cat or
well dressed, is cool Jonah. Cat the rat has re
placed shut up. Cream means to bang up auto
fender, and to ramble is to be cooking with gas, or
on the beam.
In Atlanta .
"l ret squlshy" means I have a lapse of memory,
. nlr.k is a snooty srirl or boy and a lighter is
s;ai 0 has a new twist. A double bubble is an extra
attractive girl; a large charge is exciting; made in
the shade has to do with ease; and "what's your
tale, nightingale?" asks a girl what's bothering her
"It gives me the Reds" means it makes me angry,
and a big tickle is something funny. If a boy is
real jelly because someone is dating his girl, his
friends tell him: "Don't tense" (take it easy)
"Black time's here, termite" is a parting term of
In Los Angeles ...
the word "man" prefaces nearly every teen-ager
sentence. (Man, that's great.) Instead of the passe
"It sends me" for bop music, Los Angeles' younger
set volunteer: "It's mad, frantic." A good joke is
a positive kill.
At The University Of Utah . . .
Salt Lake, South or Ollie's Dance Spot in Salt
Lake City, youngsters wishing a pack of cigarettes
ask for a deck of ready rolls or due backs. When
they want someone to phone them they say: "Give
me a bell."
"No matter what fathers (deep-pocket lads)
and school teachers (wardens) may think of cur
rent slang, to teen-agers it is real George all the
way," says Newsweek.
University Of Minnesota . . .
sargeons have released information concerning
the use of a mechanical heart-lung in the opera
tion on a 6-year-old child last April. The ma
chine was used to keep the child's blood circu
lating while surgeons operated on the patient's
Kansas State . .
Collegian points out that it has always been
suspicious of those home permanents, and was
even more convinced when it saw the headline,
not these few foreigners. When
ever we talk about a certain
nation, we think of a student from
that country. Likewise, we foreign
students can never forget the
friendship and help we get in our;
One of the chairman of the
YMCA groups has been especially
nice to me because during the
last war. The chancellor of Decaa
university in Assam, India, in
vited him to dinner. The man
thinks well of all Indians as a
There is no place like Cosmo
politan club to build better under
standing among nations. That is
why I say even though we ex
perience Babel in the beginning,
we realize this is Batnei, noi a
place of different tongues, but a
place to be blessed.
The lecture is jointly sponsored
by Sigma Xi and the geology de
partment. King is professor of i the world.
geoiop uie uiiwcsiior t --. Kirksville college in Missouri.
taL South Africa. He is currently ! s
touring the U. S. under the spon
sorship of the American Associa
tion of Petroleum Geologists.
King will discuss the develop
ment of plains regions in South
Africa and their relationship to
plains regions in other parts of
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