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VOL. 51 No. 58
Five Labor Experts To Discuss
Wage Policies In Biz Ad Panel
What is wage stabilization?
Five men prominent in the field
of labor relations will attempt to
answer this question Wednesday
at 8 p.m. in Love Library audi
torium. Donald Devries, Eli Rock,
Richard M. Bourne, Gordon Prible
and Dean Cooper will comprise a
pane sponsored by Alpha Kappa
Psi, professional business fratern
ity. Earl Fullbrook, dean of the Col
lege of Business Administration,
will serve as moderator for the
Devries has been associated
with the Associated Industries of
Nebraska since 1940. During:
World War II he served on the
Regional Wage Stabilization
Board. He is now the only Ne
braska member on the board
which meets in Kansas City, Mo.
Prior to 1940, Devries was the
assistant secretary of .state for Ne
braska. He was graduated from
the University College of Law in
1928 and is a member of the Ne
braska Bar association.
Rock is chairman of the Reg
ional Wage Stabilization board
Kansas City. His experience in
field of labor relations includes
the following position: (1) medi
ation officer and dispute director
for the War Labor Board in
Philadelphia during World War
II; (2) arbitration work for the
Arbitration Service and for the
Federal Mediation and Concilia
ation service. He received his
degree in law from Yale univ
ersity. Bourne is an associate professor)
of economic and labor relations at '
the University. He was repre-sentative-in-charge
of the U.S.
employment service in Longmont,
Colo., in 1935. During the next
six years he was associated with
the economics department of the
University of Wyoming.
Bourne was district economist
for the Wyoming office of price
administration from 1942 to
1945. Since that time, he has
been at the University. He re
ceived his Ph.D. here in 1949.
Cooper is personnel director
Tickets for "Idiots Delight"
are now on sale for $1.50
each at the Temple box office
from 12:30 to 4:45 p.m. Dec.
18 and 19. They may be pur
chased at the Nebraska the
ater from 12:30 to 8 p.m.
Public School System Being
Undermined, Says Walter Beggs
Speaking at a public forum at
the Unitarian church, pr. Walter
K. Beggs declared Sunday that
there appear to be certain groups
in the United States trying to
kill the American public sys
tem. Beggs, professor of school ad
ministration and history and prin
ciples of education at the Uni
versity, spoke on "Adverse Criti
cisms of Public Education."
After citing cases in which
several schools have been at
tacked, Beggs pointed out that
the approach in attaching the
schools has followed the same
pattern. In all towns, he con
tinued, there have been bond
issues necessary for school con
structionbond issues which
easily cause local disturbances.
In most cases attacks have been
leveled at top flight administra
tors, Beggs added. "This ap
proach," he said, "is very similar
to one used by the National Coun
cil for American Education, which
has as its executive secretary
Beggs noted several points of
attack as charged by Zoll's group
in a pamphlet entitled "Progres-
By STAFF REVIEWER
The 49th performance of "The
Messiah" by the university choral
union was presented to one of the
largest audiences ever to attend
the Handel oratorio Sunday.
More than 600 voices in the
choral ensemble, paying care
ful attention to their director,
Dr. Arthur Westbrook, pro
duced an inspiring performance
of the great musical and reli
In a voice not large but with
fine quality, Marjorie Murphy,
soprano, did her best singing in
h splendid delivery of the air, "I
Know That My Redeemer Liv-
eth." . . M
Marjorie Danly. contralto,
junior in the school of Fine
Arts, has a full and adult qual
ity to her voice which contra
dicts her youth. Miss Danly
ang two recitatives and airs
with the same high level of
musicianship but her singing of
the alto air, "He Was Despised,"
was the most enjoyed.
Earl F. Jenkins, tenor, was suf
fering from throat trouble, but he
managed to sing above any vocal
difficulties. His best numbers were
"Comfort Ye My People," and
"Every Valley Shall Be Exalted."
Eugene Kuyper, baritone,
substituted for Jack Anderson,
-who had laryngitis. Kuyper bril
liantly sang "Why Do the Na-
and a member of the board of di
rectors for Cushman Motor com
pany in Lincoln. He is also a
member of the National Office
He recently served on a
round-table sponsored by the
University of Chicago. This
round-table discussed the prob
Judges To Select Twelve
Queen Finalists Tonight
The list of prospective Univer-, Monday. From these, the number
sity royalty will be lengthened byjof house representatives was de-
12 new names tonight.
At 7 p.m. in the Union fac
ulty lounge representatives from
all organized houses will be
judged and 12 coeds will be
chosen as the 1952 Beauty
The finalists and the 1952 Eligi
ble Bachelors will be presented
Friday at 10 p.m. at the Black
TTir,oHetc ,m cpWtpH frnm1
the group of candidates by five participate in the carol singing of
judges two Cornhusker staff he A.g Inter-denominational Fel
members, a Lincoln cosmetician, a jlowship on Sunday, Dec. 16, ac
dancing instructor and a fashion ! cording to Don Reeves, leader of
buver ,the sroup-
Cal Kuska, Cornhusker sec-
tion neaa in cnarge oi ne se
lections, said, "Candidates will
be judged on general appear
ance, figure, hair, complexion,
make-up, eyes, facial expres
sion, coloring and effect of
Final judging for the six Beauty
Queens will be m January. a.", .. iS "x Jr ""vvMnp giuup.
well-known personality will se
lect the final six, Kuska added.
Each organized house may
lect one girl for every 25
huskers sold; there is no limit on
the number of candidates a house
Still eligible for the 1952 con
test are previous contestants
who were not named as one of
the six Beauty Queens.
Each candidate must be a
University student with a 4.5
weighted average and carrying
at least 12 hours.
Tassels who sold Cornhuskers
turned in their receipt books
sive Education Increased Juvenile classroom emphasis, according to
Delinquency." "This pamphlet," Reeves.
Dr. Beggs said, "points out that
many superintendents hold-similarVi , D..LI: ....
ideas that communists have; it j T OU fig KepUDllCCHIS
areni Deingi -
0 mu t t,
iney auu saj, cuii-
tinued. texts are subversive and
Christian and moral values are
not being taught.
The reasons for making such
attacks are difficult to under
stand, Beggs told the group, hut
several reasons are known. For
one thing, it is a money mak
ing racket, he said. There are
some groups, he added, who
think we are educating too
many and that schools make
children want too much.
"There is no conclusive evi
dence yet that there is a definite
organized attack to destroy the
public school system,'' Beggs said,
"but there is enough evidence that
friends of education need to be
on their guard. One of the basic
American institutions is the pub
lic school system and any attempt
to ruin it is an attack at the very
heart of the nation."
udience Hears 'Messiah' At
v -;' !f '' W .w
V - I . ft
HANDEL'S ORATORIO . - - A
"The Messiah." Singing the solos
Danly, contralto; Earl F. Jenkins,
The chorus, performing well
throughout the entire perform
ance, hit their peak when they
sang "Worthy Is the Lamb That
The choral union is composed
of the Agricultural College
chorus, Altinas Tullis, director;
lem of age limits for compulsory
retirements 1n industry. Cooper
is active in the work of the Lin
coln Community chest and Red
Prible is president of the Ne
braska State Federation of Labor.
The program is open to the pub
lic. , tei iiuiieu.
All Ag students are invited to
student Center at 5:30 d.hl.
Sunday, and will carol for a
period of about two hours. Fol
lowing the caroling, all will
meet back at the Student Cen
ter for a chili feed and a recrea
Food, fun and fellowshiD are
.offered to students at the weekly
Meeting at 5:30 p.m. each Sunday
evening, members of the fellow
shiD eniov a neriod of soma! ac-
se-;tivity before an at-cost lunch is
Corn-jserved for 35 cents
Following the meal, the group
usually spends some time singing,
wnue a lew oi tne members are
clearing away the dishes. .
The program of the fellow-
ship includes panels, discus
sions, speakers and movies on a
variety of topics related to
school, nation, church and in
Members of the group feel that
the value of their organization
lies in the fact that it is inter-denominational
in nature that they
can draw from the resources of
all denominations, rather than be
ing limited to just one. according
to iteeves. it also provides oppor
tunity for the development of
leadership with a Christian em
phasis; quite different from a
r - - - . .
i o near . Lurns
Congressman Carl Curtis will
.srMak at. t.hp T.nnparfur
young Republican meeting Tues
day at 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. in State
room A, B and C of the Corn
Congressman Curtis will discuss
some of his experiences on the
King subcommittee which is in
vestigating the internal revenue
He. will outline some of the ma
jor accomplishments of the Re
publican party during the last
century. The discussion is open to
Election of new officers will
highlight the business meeting.
The nominating committee an
nounced by Charles Thone, retir
ing president, is composed of re
cent University graduates.
Robert McNutt is committee
chairman. Members are Amy
Hock, Tom Pansing, Milt Meyer
and Dean Kratz.
listens as the (00
performance are Marjorie Murphy, soprano; Marjorie
and Eugene Kuyper.
the University Singers, Arthur
Westbrook, director; University
chorus I, David Foltz, director;
University chorus II, Earl Jen
kins, director; Grieg Male
chorus, Samuel Wall, director,
and Lincoln Male Chorus, John
"The Messiah" was first given
nN riv U
(Editor's note This is the letter sent to President Noel Law
rence of the Nebraska Association of School Administrators by the
executive committee and chairmen of the College of Arts and Sci
ences of the University.)
We note that your association has recently renewed its recom
mendation to abolish specific requirements (English, foreign lan
guages, mathematics, science and social studies) for admission to the
University. The recommendation proposes, "If a student graduates
from high school with 15 units of credit and has shown ability to do
college level work, then the pattern of subjects taken in high school
should be immaterial."
We are convinced that the ifs and should of the above sentence
represent an attitude and present a thesis that are unrealistic and
perilous to sound education either for meeting life's problems or as
preparation for more advanced and professional study.
1. It is surprising that members of your association do not re
member the experience of our nation during the late war. The
armed services found our public school graduates deficient in Eng
lish, in mathematics, in scientific studies (especially the physical
sciences), and without knowledge of or deplorably weak in the
foreign languages. Any one who was especially proficient in these
subjects had special opportunities awaiting him. The special
courses of training set up by the armed services in the various uni
versities of the country stress the above-named subjects and his
tory. They found them essential for competent leadership and ad
vancement in the armed services.
2. Students with only general courses are at a great disadvantage
in going on to higher education and professional courses. They need
proficiency in English and a foreign language, mathematics and the
sciences. These are the tools of clear and concise thinking and they
are the best equipment for successful attainment in any walk of life.
3. In these days when more
going to universities and when the
competent services in increasing
public would do well to direct the
to the maximum attainment for
ahead. Youth is the time of rapid
will never be challenged by the general, the vague and the indefinite.
4. Our long experience with university students and with the
requirements of the professions leads us to lament the dwarfing of
many able intellects by lack of sound preparation in the funda
mentals of learning. We feel that your association would do well to
consider long before using its influence to weaken and shorten the
course of preparation of many students.
5. In view of the present educational needs of the nation it is
difficult to understand how you
that was reported as adopted at
executive committee of College of Arts and Sciences and the
C. H. OLDFATHER
J. L. SELLERS
BOYD G. CARTER
WILLIAM K. PFEILER
M. A. BASOCO
W. F. WRIGHT
IRVING H. BLAKE
W. W. RAY
C. G. LOWE
C. S. HAMILTON
Begin For Second Term
Registration time is here again.
Students are to make appoint
ments with their advisors as soon
as possible so that they may plan
their second semester schedules
before Christmas vacation.
Junior division students were to
have made, appointments Monday.
The College of Business Adminis
tration has announced that those
registered in this college are to
see their advisors during the week
Dec. 17 to 22 to make out work
sheets. Advisors for Biz Ad have
appointment schedules posted on
their doors this week.
Students who wish to change
colleges must see their advisors
immediately. They nust also
contact the dean of the college
in which they are registered
and the dean of the college into
which they wish to transfer.
Those who wish to change
courses within the same college
must first see their advisors and
then the dean of the college.
All students with 26 hours or
less as of September 195 are to
pick up assignment numbers Jan.
11 at the Military and Navy Cci
ence building. Students with more
"than 26 hours will register in or
der of the number of hours com
pleted. Registration for undergrad
uate students will be held from
Jan. 14 to 18 at the Military
- voioe choral union performs
baritone. (Lincoln Star Fnoto.)
at the University in 1901 -unde
the direction of Mrs. Carrie Be'1
Raymond. Dr. Westbrook first d
rected the oratorio at the Univc
sity in 1939. Since David Foli-.
professor of voice, joined the mr
sic faculty, he and Dr. Westbron
have alternaied directing "The
Tuesday, December 11, 1 95 1
and more of our young people are
nation needs such specialized and
numbers it would seem that the
young people within their charge
the strenuous competition that is
development and young people
came to offer the recommendation
your Nov. 30 meeting in Lincoln
THEODORE JORGENSEN, Jr.
GEORGE L. PELTIER
WILLIAM N. GILLILAND
J. M. REINHARDT
LANE W. LANCASTER
DON W. DYSINGER
W. H. WERKMEIS TER
R. W. FRANTZ
and Naval Science building. An
nouncement for hours neces
sary for admittance to registra
tion will be posted on a black
board in front of the building
and in The Daily Nebraskan.
Fees will be paid at registra
tion time this year at Grant
Memorial. During previous years
fee payment and registration took
place in different weeks.
New students will register Jan.
25 and graduate students will reg
ister from Jan. 28 to Feb. 2. Drops
and adds only be made on Jan.
28 and 29.
Outstanding Big Sisters
To Be Named Thursday
Outstanding "big sisters" and
new coeds on campus will be
honored Thursday at the annual
Coed Counselor Christmas tea at
Ellen Smith hall from 4 to 5:30
Selection of the outstanding
"big sisters" is based upon their
interest in the organization, par
ticipation in group projects, rat
ings from their ''little sisters" and
recommendations from individual
By MARLIN BREE
If all the freshmen in the world
were placed in a line holding
hands, 'they would reach more
than halfway across the ocean.
"These are my grandmother's
"Oh, so the poor old soul has
"No, she's just too lazy to look
for an ash tray."
He: "We certainly had a big
time last night for ten cents."
She: 'Yes, I wonder how little
brother spent it."
be cloudy with
ia few snow
colder w i th
strong nor th
will fall to near
20 by sundown.
Low will be
near 5 to 10
"Let's play Air
Office u a
Don't forget the Student Union
.iristmas party on December
Cth. The theme is "Santa's
.Vorshop," and it's on a higher
There are only 10 school days
left till Christmas!
NU Entrance Question
J 1 1 1 J V .
A series of misunderstandings has knocked the pror
out from under the potential battle of school administrator,
and University officials on the entrance requirements ques
tion of admission to the University.
The Omaha World-Herald said a "bitter battle" had
broken into the open as a result of a "resolution" suggesting
A panel of Ag college faculty
members and an Ag student will
lead this week's Better Living
series discussions Tuesday and
Wednesday v at S p.m. in the Ag
The topic is "Care and Feeding
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Alexander
and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Sander
are the faculty members of
Tuesday's panel. Mr. and Mrs.
Merle Brinegar will replace Mr.
and Mrs. Sander on Wednesday's
Marvin Moore, Ag college soph
omore, will serve on the panel
An open discussion will fol
low the panel's talk. Mary Lou
Huse, Ag Union activities direc
tor, urged students to attend the
meetings and suggest ideas
which may help students and
faculty members in finding out
the "proper treatment" of chap
erones. One more discussion in the
Better Living series will be held
before Christmas. The title is
Number, Please." Telephone con
versations will be discussed.
After Christmas, the series
will broaden into discussions on
marriage, finances and student
loans, student and community
leadership and other topics sug
gested by students.
A six-weeks course in chess,
sponsored by Union activities
committee, will begin Wednesday
in Parlor Y, Union.
The weekly lessons will consist
of a lecture on the principles of
cness at 4 p.m. by Dick Kelly, rec
reation committee member, and
supervised practice games be
tween chess students at 5 p.m.
Anyone interested in chess is:
invited to attend the 5 p.m. games,
according to Kelly. Attempts will
be made to create interest in a
chess club for the University at
The chess club would partici
pate in the Big-Seven bridge,
chess and table tennis tournament
! scheduled for Mar. 8 at the Uni
I Students interested in attending
the chess lessons may sign up in
the Union Activities office, second
floor, Union, or simply attend the
first lecture Wednesday.
Seaton To Replace Wherry
LINCOLN Sen. Fred A.
Seaton will take his seat in the
second session of the 81st Con
gress Jan. 1. The Hastings
publisher is Gov. Val Peter
son's choice to fill out the un
expired term of the late Sen.
Although only 42, Seaton has
been in politics for a number
of years. He was personal sec
retary to the late Alf Landon
during Landon's unsuccessful
bid for the presidency in 1936,
and he was Harold Stassen's
KOREA Only 17 days re
main in the month allotted to
the truce negotiators for the
solving of the ticklish prob
lems relating to a cease-fire.
At session Monday marking
the fifth month of meetings
no agreement was reached.
The communists demand to
EGYPT The Egyptian gov
ernment threatened to cut off
diplomatic relations with
Great Britain as a result of re
cent British actions in the
Suez canal zone. On Sunday
British army engineers demol
ished most of a mud-hut vil
lage with bulldozers to clear
a path for a new highway.
Lt Gen. Brian Robertson,
commander in the zone, re
fused to delay the demolition
on the grounds .that the new
road was a military necessity.
Robertson told protesting
Egyptian officials that he was
tired of having his "unarmed
Truman arrived back in Wash
ington after cutting his Flor
ida vacation short by six days.
Although the president said
no "emergency" exists, sev
eral matters will demand his
(1) Decisions are called for
regarding the European de
fense program which is said
by Gen. Eisenhower -and Win
ston Churchill to he lagging
far behind schedule.
(2) The president munt de
cide if more drastic action is
needed in Korea to prevent
the truce-talks from becoming
deadlocked. Many 1 military
leaders now believe that the
terms the reds wish to impose
would only serve as a front
for a new build-up, especially
of air facilities.
(3) Rearmament in the US
is months behind schedule.
Mobilizer Charles Wilson re
"elimination of specific require
ments for University entrance."
According to Noel Lawrence,
principal of the Grand Island
high school and president-elect of
the Association of School Admin
istrators, a "committee had been
set up to ctudy the problem."
He pointed out directly that no
resolution was passed.
The first blast came from fac
ulty members of the University's
College of Arts and Sciences.
In a letter addressed to the
Nebraska Association of School
Administrators, the faculty men
sharply criticized the high
school superintendents for
adopting recently a resolution
suggesting elimination of spe
cific requirements for Univer
The statement said: We feel
that your association would do
well to consider long before us
ing its influence to weaken and
shorten the course of preparation
of many students."
The school administrators in
the resolution adopted during a
meeting here in late November
urged that the only require
ment for entering the Univer
sity be that the high school stu
dent complete 15 "satisfactory
units" of work.
High school students can earn
units or fractions of units in man
ual training subjects, such as
wood working, military drilling,
football, basketball and track.
Lawrence said that in no way
did the association quarrel with
the requirements of three years
of English with social studies,
science or mathematics require
ments. They wanted considera
tion though, he said, for the 85
or 90 per cent of the students
in rural schools who never will
go on to college.
Dr. George W. Rosenlof, Uni
versity registrar, said the Univer
sity is prepared to study and
make such changes as will be
needed to iron out the college
said it is important that
"we do study admission require
ments," but the public schools
should "respect the academic
requirements made of them."
Dr. Rosenlof blamed a mis
understanding of terminology in
the dispute, such as the word
"deficiency" which had been
attacked as "psychologically bad
for the students."
. He said the University wfll ac
cept students in the upper half
of their class who are short , re
quired units for admission. It may
mean, he said, tnat they spend
an extra semester in school, but
they will be qualified for degrees
when they finish.
Military students who have
pictures from summer camp
may turn them in at the
Cornhusker office, basement
of the Union, for use in the
campaign manager during the
primary campaign in 1948.
Seaton was a member of the
unicameral legislature from
1945-47, and then served as
chairman of the legislative
council for two years.
Seaton describes himself po
litically as a "middle-of-the-roader"
or ''liberal conserva
tive" and says he will not be
a candidate for election when
his interim appointment runs
Reached In Korea
discuss the withdrawal of all
foreign troops next,, and the
Americans want to talk about
the allied prisoners being held
by the reds. The agenda once
again forms a stumbling block
before the delegates even get
to the real problems.
sniped at" on the old
road from British headquarters
in Ismailia to a water purifi
cation plant nearby. The new
road apparently would elimi
nate the difficulty.
The Egyptian government
claimed to have dispatched
troops to oppose the British
move, hut 6,000 British troops
in the immediate vicinity en
countered no Egyptians. These
red-bereted men of the 16th
parachute brigade manned
rifles and bren-guns from win
dows and roof tops of the village.
ports that acute shortages ex
ist in aircraft engines and
electronic equipment. These
shortages in turn are the re
sult of a scarcity of machine
(4) Recent revelations of
tax scandals have shaken the
executive department to the
roots, and the president may
be required to take more defi
nite steps to punish the vio
lators. Truman must also reconcile
conflicting statements recently
made by different cabinet
members as to the relative
state of the US economy. Ex
ample: Commerce Secretary
Charles Sawyer said that the
nation's economy and busi
ness are in good shape and
will remain that way. Defense
Mobihzer Wilson stated that
more controls are needed to
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