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Friday, December 21, 1951
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
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great achievement. Others feel that the state it
not doing so well.
. Part of the controversy bolls down to the
definition of two terms:
i 1. What Js a geat man? People disagree
violently u to which of Nebraska's sons and
daughters are treat There are both staunch
followers and bitter enemies of some of the
state's more prominent citizens. Some of the
people I consider treat may be considered
worthless by others and vice versa. For instance,
although Uie Lincoln Journal received the Pulit
zer Prize In connection with its sponsorship of
Nebraska's 1948 All-Star primary, Nebraska's
legislators thought so little of the All-Star pri
mary, that they repealed the provisions under
which the election operated. Greatness can be
largely a matter of opinion. History may deter
mine greatness In the long run, but concerning
events of today, there is considerable debate.
2. What is a Nebraskan? At what point does a
person become or cease to become a Nebraskan?
When a person leaves the state to live in another
state, does he cease to become a Nebraskan? Or
when he comes to the state, does he immediately
become a Nebraskan for as long as he lives here?
I noted with interest that the Dally Kansan ran
an article about Sen. Fred Sea ton's appointment
under the headline "Another Kansan Steps Up
ward." They seem to consider Seaton a Kansan
even though he is now representing Nebraska in
the senate. Normally, I think of a person as a
Nebraskan who lives in the state.
My attention has been caned to an address
made by Leta S. Hollingsworth, a University
alumna, in 1938. She referred to a survey made
by Dr. Stephen Dargent Visher of the University
of Indiana, in which he sought to determine the
states which had produced the most notables dur
ing the 1920's. He had sought to ascertain the most
prominent men of science,- letters, fine arts and
other fields. On the basis of population, he found
Little Man On Campus By Bibler
Much debate has taken place over Nebraska's who are listed as residents of nine states Jn this
place in, the scheme of things, so far as the pro- region. The book has a list of men by their resi
duction of great men ond women is concerned, dences. By a process of dividing the total popula
Some staunchly defend Nebraska as the home of tion of the state by the number of men listed in
Who's Who, I arrived at the number of men listed
as compared with the average citizens. For exam-'
pie, Nebraska has about 320 men in Who's Who.'
The population was about 1,315,000. By division
I found that Nebraska has one man in Who's Who
for each 4,100 citizens. -The
1. Colorado one man In Who's Who for each
S. Minnesota one man for each 3,700 citizens.
3. Missouri one man for each 4,000 cltlsena,
4. Nebraska one man for each 4,100 citizens.
5. Wyoming one man for each 4,400 citizens.
6. Iowa one man for each 5,200 citizens.
7. South Dakota one man for each 5,300
8. Kansas one man for each 6,200 citizens.
9. North Dakota one man for each 6,600
The figures speak for themselves.
I talked to a number of students, Just to get
their ideas on Nebraska. Some said they wanted
to stay in Nebraska after they graduated. Others
said they couldn't get out of the sta.te fast enough.
Some were noncommittal.
Some of the reasons for leaving were inter
esting. One girl thought the state too conserva
tive and staid, somethought it too cold, others
found it lacking in culture, some thought it of
fered no opportunities for advancement. One girl
pointed ont that she had read In a book that
statistically Nebraska was the worst state in the
union in which to find a husband.
The girls, I found were far more anxious to
leave than the men. Some of the men said that
they would go wherever their job took them. One
remarked that the weather (Temperature -10 de
grees and blowing snow) would probably cause
most people to dislike Nebraska. "In the spring,
it would be different," she said.
"I'm sure I've some cigarettes here someplace."
Coeds Want Bright Wool
Dresses In Wardrobes
Some of the reasons for staying were interest
ing too. Some said they liked the state and wanted
that the three leading states in production of not- to stay and others said that all their friends were
ables were, in order, Massachusetts, Connecticut here. Some said "There's no place like home."-
and Nebraska. Some of them may be great some day. It will
I made my own quick survey of the names be Interesting to see whether they are still Ne
' In the latest edition of Who's Who in America braskans when they ochleve greatness.
Chancellor Gustavson's four points of educa- must be solved A resolution drawn recently by
uon pmiosopby teaching students their place in a committee of the Nebraska Asociatlon of School
history and the value and meaning of freedom, Administrators, started a controversy about en
allowing instructors freedom to search for truth trance requirements to the University. Faculty
and emphasizing liberalism in character are four members from Arts end Sciences colleges opposed
pretty sound foundations for thi3 University to eliminating specific high school requirements as
tallow. the resolution suggested,
Dr. Guetavson Justified these goals in his
definition of what he believes is the purpose of
higher education offering to the maximum
number who have the capacity, opportunity to
learn skills and develop attitudes for effective
and intelligent living in a free society and to
mature the minds to make Judgments essential
to preservation of a free societyj The chancellor
was speaking to a meeting of the University
chapter of the American Association of Univer
Dr. Gustavson's definition gives strong backing
for having special requirements for admission to
college. As he pointed out in the speech, who shall
be admitted to the University is one issue which
The chancellor explained the situation quite
well when he pointed out that higher education
is a trust and privilege vested to young persons
by Nebraskans. He said that in admitting students,
"we must Justify our decision to those whose
money supports it. We must make every effort
to be sure those young people, upon graduation,
will contribute constructively to the way we
To carry out the four philosophies of the chan
cellor's program, the University must have cap
able students. This philosophy seems to be one
that could be considered in the future in regard
to entrance requirements.
What Does Christmas Really Mean?
Thanking, Praising God To Highest
Three basic dresses and one
wonderful suit equal a winter
wardrobe that will go anywhere.
This basic wardrobe will take
any coed anywhere this winter.
The first item, a black fitted
coat, is the basis for this ward
robe. Though black is usually
considered an older color, this
coat is pretty on the figure and
very feminine. A bright wool
dress with push-up sleeves blends
beautifully with the coat and adds
color to the ensemble. The dress
can be ginger, gold, royal blue or
green, all fashion-wise winter
colors. But the colors should com'
pliment your favorite belts, gold
or silver Jewelry, a velvet nat or
a beret. That means, keep the
entire effect simple.
The black coat can be worn
with a black erepe or falUe
dress for more dressed-up dates.
Select a dress with an intrigu
ing new full skirt and an adapt,
able neckline one "that can be
changed with a swag or tulle
or net or even a flower or a
single Jeweled pin.
A good supplement for this
coat can be a straight tweed or
velvet skirt (full or narrow), a
sweater or wool or silk blouses.
For that one-really good suit
that should be a part of every
girl's wordrobe, choose one mat u
receptive to changes. This basic
suit should also be adaptable to
many hours and seasons.
One suit that fits these qualifi
cations is the timeless oxford
brown flannel suit with cut-steel
buttons. It features a short,
beautifully tailored jacket that
buttons right up to the neck and
tiny collar. The skirt is narrow,
but comfortable for walking.
This suit can be worn with
taffeta, velvet and furs, or with
sweaters, walking shoes and a
soft felt cloche. .Taffeta and
shantung blouses in gold, olive
green or silver grey help
brighten up this suit. Sweaters
in mauve, black, brown or beige
also add a new look to this
classic suit. Give it an added
dash with a brown velveteen
vest or a Paisley scarf.
Basic and beautiful . . . these
fashions are a must for any coed's
To Use New
A new system of IBM class card
distribution will be used when sec
ond semester registration begins
Each student will be given
two IBM cards for each class,
lab and quia section. The dupli
cate cards, colored brown, must
be taken to class instructors by
students on the first day that
classses meet. The cards which
have "paid" stamped on them by
the comptroller will indicate that
registration has been completed.
Dr. Floyd W. Hoover, registrar.
announced that students with
more than 27 hours as of Septem
ber, 1951, will be admitted to the
assignment committee in descend
ing order according to the total
number of hours.
Students with less than 27
hours must obtain registration
tickets Jan. 11 at the Military
and Naval Science building from
8 a.m. until 12 noon and from
1 until 5 p.m. ,
Registration will continue until
Why Not A Santa?
"All the fuss that's made in
the Christmas eve masquerade is
the action of the elders and do
they ever have a picnic," stated
Kathryn Radaker in a "Food for
Thought" commentary Dec. zo.
"If Santa is for the benefit
of the pre-adolescent, I am
sorry," says Miss Radaker. "I
feel that this degrades the in
tellect of our comlnr citizens.
It does seem true that the
adults have a nlcnic of fun pre
paring Santa Claus for the young,
set, but the younger sei seema
enjoy the attention the adults pay
them in the results.
t iv Ho I believe that St.
Nick and all his legend Is a good
idea for youngsters and older peo
nin. When Dersons can have a
little fun and merriment harm
lessly today, I'm all for them.
What's wrong with Santa
Claus that he could degrade the
minds of coming citizens? When
children start sohool, most of
them decide that Santa Claus
doesn't really drive a sleigh
or come down chimneys.
rhuv aren't emotionally upset
avap the revelation and parents
shouldn't be disappointed either.
Most children reason Santa out
It seems logical in this day and
age that St. Nick couldn't come
Anwn th chimney because most
houses don't have fireplaces and
the chimney leads to a gas or
coal furnace. Very few children
could respect a real Santa Claus
who drove a sled ana reinaeer
when he could have a "souped'
up" jet ski air plane.
Santa Claua is equivalent to
fairy tales during the rest of
the year. He's similar to the
Easter bunny, Paul Bunyan and
The world is becoming a ma
terialistic! nlace In which psychol
ogy and economics form tne xairy
tales for the future citizens.
If we explain Santa Claus in
terms of a myth which you may
believe, but he isn't necessarily
so, what harm can he do?
Santa Claus emerges from his
North Pole hide-out every year
to give a comical aspect . to
comedy loving, unbelieving peo
ple. He gives us something to
talk about, laugh about and dream
He isn't wrong. People should
take time to dream and wish.
They rationalise all the time,
anyway. Santa simply stimu
lates imaginations and creative
" spirits. He's a welcome escape
from reality which enhances
the holiday. '.'
The fantasies which are easily
detectable don't degrade the in
tellect: they make life a little
gayer and more enjoyable. The
fantasies which are most likely
to degrade the world are the ugly,
pessimistic fantasies which may
be feasible, but are only the re
sult of a materialistic mind.
. SUSAN SMILEY
(Kifltnr Not! Tha following l f hrinlina. nrrmmi br
Ttw . Jus KnowlM, freobyUrUn-LontrrtaaimaJ student
What does Christmas really mean? How do we
Do we find it in the odor brought into the
house from the cold; the perfume blend made
of the scent of snow mingling with the scents
of sanctity; the great laughing blend of candy
and newly painted toys, mingling with the un
mistakable scent of happiness?
Do we find it in the sounds: the talking, the
laughing, the singing of carols, the church bells,
the children's loud language of gladness?
Do we find it In the tastes: the red and white
or give whether presents or happiness or sen
sory fulfillment but in the fact that we do
give and and do receive. The first Christmas
came as a gift God gave because of His love
and expected only that the gift be accepted
with Joy. And we find Christmas as we receive
and in turn give because God is with us, and
because, we too love.
What, then, does Christmas really mean? How
then, do we find it?
It means accepting the Gift of God and the
gifts of men joyously, and in turn giving to
others lovingly. We find it, not in the gifts, but
The International Farm Youth
Exchange program is to be ex-
Sanded In 1952, according to the
nlverslty's Agricultural Exten
The program provides for a
number of American youths to
visit foreign countries in exchange
for foreign young people which
visit in the United States. The ex-
S!.2J!lSJf. SET pTaV .imt 'LE
Vacation Only Cure
For Annual Illness
It happens every year about this
time. A certain disease hits the
majority of the students on cam
pus. It comes swiftly and usually
witn very little warning.
xne usease7 "Lt'scuitciass
andcoffeltfs." This disease shows
though each class has a dif
no class or sex preference,
ferent name for It. The fresh
men call it ::The Frosh Frolic."
The sophomores who are by
now fairly well-versed in the
disease terms it as the "Sopho
more Slump." The Jaunty
Juniors call it the "Junior
Jumps." And the Illustrious sen
iors call it the "Upperclass lag."
The symptoms of the disease
are usually clear-cut and are al
ways easily recognizable. First
comes a distaste for class work in
any form. Then comes a loss of
memory concerning facts learned
in different. This is followed by
a aennite allergy to the Ivy-covered
halls on campll.
inis aisease usually, comes
three times a year: tight before
Thanksgiving vacation, before
Christmas vacation, and before
spring vacation. In other words.
"Let'scutclassandcoffeeltles" is a
form of pre-vacation spring
fever that never falls to hit
students light before their va
cations come. The nrge to play
striped taste of candy canes, the sharp sweetness ln the Mn w,lh ,ove nd the. "Mn j Wayne Bath, Ag college senior,! The only cure for this
of apples, the round golden taste of the orange
taken from the toe of the stocking?
Do we find it in the sights: the white snow
and the whiter stars, the spangled presents, the
shltnmerinr tinsel, the flashing lights, the green
and red ef the Christmas tree reflected in the
eyes of a child?
Christmas is coming again up the white steps
nf December. We can see it We can hear it. We
can smell It We can taste it We can feel it. And composed of colored lights, commercialization and
yet, with all the evidence available, we are still crepe paper, but, to the children (and, at our
in danger of missing it, for we try to find it with best, we are all children) it is singing "Glory to
eir snse. and we cannot God ln the Highest Thanks be to God lor His
We And Christmas, not in what we receive incMcuftble Gift"
Joy. For that reason, Christmas is always com
ing, and is always here.
The slgnts, the sounds, the tastes, the smells,
the feelings, are not Christmas, but man's way of
showing joy that there Is a Christmas. They are
like a music box. To dull ears, the music box may
be a tinkling "London Bridges," but to the ears
of children it Is pealing forth the music of the
spheres. Christmas may seem like a jazz tune
Jim, (Daily, TkhAa&Jkojtu
was the 1951 Nebraska farm youth
exchangee. JoAnn Skucius, an
other Ag college senior was the
farm youth exchangee ln 1830.
Application blanks for all quali
fied young men and women are
available in the extension offices
in all Nebraska counties.
Some of the eligibility rules are:
High school graduate. 18 to 28
years old. unmarried and no de
pendents and a background of
farm lire ana work,
The extension service said there
will be hardships and privations
unusual disease is to have a good
time during vacation and to hit
me books during some free
The results are almost 100 per-,
cent successful. Most students
come back to the University after
tneir respecuve vacations, Tarin"
to go again.
It would seem that vacations
are wonderful cure-alls for what
"alls y." Vacation is the perfect
remedy for this very "catchy"
epidemic that always seems to hit
so hard right now.
It does happen every year about
this time, doesn't it?
Representatives of the Univer
sity faculty, state department of
education and the Nebraska State
Education association attended a
luncheon in the Union in honor
of Dr. Frank Chase Thursday.
Dr. Chase Is director' of the Mid
west school administration center
of the University of Chicago for
the improvement of educational
administration which is financed
by grants from the Kellogg foun
He was in Lincoln to consult
with University officials on the
possibility of getting the Univer
sity's co-operation ln the pro
gram of the center.
Dr. Chase said the center Is
attempting to set up projects
which could lead to better organi
zation of school districts through
out the country.
Dean F. E. Honzlik of the
teachers college said Chase would
make recommendations to him
soon about the advisability of the
university's assistance in the nro
gram. Dean Henzlik said he would
add his recommendations to any
comments unase would make and
turn them over to Chancellor R.
If the University is aikcd tn
make studies of school adminis
tration problems for the center,
monetary aid win probably -be
given to the University, Dean
nenziiK saia. . J ' "
On The Air
78 ON YOCK DIAL
Dear Carolers: .
Just a note of thanks to snow
our appreciation for the time you
so willingly gave on thf i Red
Cross caroling party last Wednes
day night. By your action, the
Christmas spirit was spread to
many unfortunate people in Lin
coln. Also, we wish to express pur ap
preciation to the Union who col
lected gifts at their Christmas
open house for the Lincoln
RED CROSS COLLEGE BOARD
Thirteen University coeds, can
didates for The Daily Nebraskan's
"Miss Rag Mop" title, will enter
Judging for the honor immedl- .
ately after Christmas vacation.
The first post-holiday publica
tion will carry the date and time
of the Judging. Candidates will
be interviewed, in The Daily Ne
braskan office, by the male mem
bers of the publication staff.
Judges are Tom Slsche, edi
tor; Don Pieper, managing edi
tor; Ken Rystrom, news editor,
Bob Banks, sports editor; Mar
shall Kushner, assistant sports
editor; Dale Reynolds, Ag edi
tor; and Bob Sherman, pho
tographer. Honors to the winner of the
"Miss Rag" Mop" contest will be
claim to the title and publication
of her picture in The Daily Nebraskan.
Each of the 13 candidates has
fulfilled the following require
ments for entry:
1. She has at least a 7.5 weight
2. She is attractive.
3. She is active in no activi
ties defined assuch by the AWS
4. She is not pinned, going
steady, engaged or married.
5. She has never won a beauty
or queen title.
Vying for the newly-inaufiurat-
ed honor of "Miss Rag Mop" are:
Nancy Benjamin, senior ln
the College of Arts and Sci
ences and member of Pi Beta
Phi; Barbara Colwell. sopho
more In Teachers eolleee and '
member of Pi Beta Phi; Diane
Downing, Junior in the College
ef Arts and Sciences and mem
ber of Alpha Omlcron PI; Lois
Frederick, senior in the College
of Arts and Sciences and mem
ber of Gamma Phi Beta; Carol
Haerer, sophomore in Teachers
college and member of Alpha
Joanne KJeldgaard. Junior in
the College of Arts and Sciences
and member of Kappa Delta;
Marilyn Kranau, Junior in tho
College of Business Admfnlitra.
tion and member of Kappa Delta;
Jean Loomls, senior in the Col
lege of Arts and Sciences and
member of Kappa Kappa Gam
ma; Barbara Mann, junior la the
College of Arts and Sciences and
member of Alpha XI Delta; Mari
lyn Morgan, senior in Teachers
college and member of KaDoa
Lennie Stepanek, Junior In the
College of Arts and Sciences and
member of Pi Beta Phi: Bonnia
Varney, senior in the College of
Arts and Sciences and member
or Kappa Kappa Gamma; and
Mary Ann Zimmerman, sopho-
more In the College of Arts and
Sciences and member of Alpha
The 13 eoed candidates will
be Judged by The Dally Ne
braskan male staff members ea
the bast, of beauty, personal,
ity, poise and general charm.
They will be Judged in dress
8:00 Music from everywhere.
J:15 Song in their hearts.
3:30 Sports parade.
3:45 Comparing notes.
4:00 Week on campus
4:18 Holiday Inn.
4:30 From the world of wax.
4:45 Sweet and lowdown.
5:00 Sign off.
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By WILEY KIM ROGX&S
Of Motive Magasine
And there were in the same country children
Keeping watch over their stockings by the fire
place. And, lo, Santa Claus came upon them; and
They were sore afraid. And Santa Claus said unto
Them, Tear Hot; for behold, I bring you good
Tidings of great Joy which shall be to all peoplo
Who can afford them. For unto you will be given
Tomorrow, great feasts of turkey, dressing, and
Cake; and many presents; and this shall be a sign
Unto you, ye shall find the presents wrapped in
Bright paper, lying beneath a tree adorn -ja with
Tinsel, colored balls and lights! And suddenly
There will be with you, a multitude of relatives
And friends, praising you and saying, Thank you
So much, it was Just what I wanted.' And It (hall
Come to pass as the friends and relative have
Gone away Into their own homes, the parents shall
Say one to another, 'Damn ltl What a mess
To clean up.' . . . 'I'm dead tired, let's to to
A Christmas Story
WHEN YOU WANT SSSULTS
ESL?" H Tal r"M
- .'- IDMI Dart
I J I Mi Lai"
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l ee I us
ma ana picic it up tomorrow.' . . . 'Thank God,
Christmas only comes once a year,' And they go
With haste to their cold bed and find their desired
rest" Is someone missing? No, I think you can see
Kim back in the shadows, not that He matters. Or
Does He? This is Oirtstmaa, Isn't it? Shouldn't
We change it to Femllymas or Oiftday instead oi
Christ's day? We were too busy to attend church
This morning. Are we too busy? Too busy to seek
Rest from this war-tired world? Too busy to look
For peace in a peaceless world? Too busy to think
About an "out-dated" God? Can we be living too
Fast to live that which is life? Can we continue
To exist if God if not the center of our existence?
Are we Just superintendent animals or men with
Eternal souls? Wherever we turn, "Hell Bombs,"
"Germ Warfare "Third World War. A lot of
Hope for a superanlmal isn't there. Let us out
Christ back in Christmas. Let us hear again an i
Angel's voice, "For unto you is born this day, a I
Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."
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