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Friday, February 1,-1952
VOL 51 No. 75
The suggestion of a mid-year commencement met with
a wide assortment of opinions from members of the Uni
versity's commencement committee Thursday.
Dr. G. R. Rosenlof, dean of admissions, declared that
he was "thoroughly friendly" to the commencement, as
suggested in a Daily Nebraskan editorial Wednesday.
. He declared that, while grad
uating classes may decrease in
size, a mid-year commencement
Poli Sci 1,
What are college
studying these days?
At the University last semester
more students signed up for in-
troductory classes in history and
government than any other except
the required freshman course in 1
Class rosters show that 579
students were enrolled in Politi
cal Science 1 American na
tional government, and 453
were studying History 9
American history to 1865. That
means that in a single semester,
one out of every seven Univer
sity students was seeking basic
information about this country
and how it operates.
Nearl7 2100 freshmen and
sophoiu. -er studied English com
position in or of the six elemen
tary courses in that subject which
the University ofers to meet the
varying needs of students.
Other first semester courses
with enrollments of more than
200 persons included elementary
chemistry, English literature, al
gebra, American state and local
government, elementary psychol
ogy, principles of sociology, in
troduction to zoology, general
biology, introductory accounting,
introduction to business adminis
tration, business law, funda
mentals of speech, introduction to
engineering, human development
and behavior and introduction to
A post-basketball game
dance will be held Saturday
night at the Union ballroom.
Jean Moyer's combo will fur
nish the music. Admission is
Coeds Will Sign For
'Y' Groups, Projects
The YWCA Rendezvous Friday
afternoon from 3 to 5:30 in tnen
Smith hall will provide an oppor
tunity for YW members and those
wishing to join the organization
to sign for commission or discus
sion groups and special projects.
YW cabinet members, com
mission and project leaders will
atist with explanations and
advice about the various serv
Girls may sign xor more than
one commission group in addition
to whaUver project in which they
are interested. According to Bar
bara Raun, rendezvous leader, an
active member is one who pays
dues and participates in commis
sion groups and projects. A parti
cipant is a girl who takes part
in one of the activities but who
has not paid her membership
dues. A member pays dues but
does not take an active part in
The difference between a
commission group and a special
project is that the commission
group Is involved with discus
sion on theoretical issues or
campus problems, while the
project groups do the. actual
planning of the YW work.
The following is a list of semes
1. Radio programs KNUS
weekly programs. The group will
meet weekly at the members' con
venience to plan, write and broad
2. Posters-rwork will include
making necessary publicity pos
ters. 3. Speakers' bureau writing
publicity stunts and announce
ments to be made at all resi
dences. The announcements will
also be given by members of this
4. May morning breakfast plan
and prepare the breakfast, which
is Sunday, May 4.
5. Lenten servica plan the pre
Easter worship service.
6. All-membership meetings
plan the type of meeting.
7. National YWCA weekpre
pare displays, news and radio re
leases and special events for its
8. YM-YW banquet--make ar
rangements for the banquet, Feb.
9. Work day project for those
is "significant enough to war
rant the consideration" of the
Oskar E. Edi
s o n, another
member of the
1 i e v e s, how
ever, that a
tion from the
cil favoring the
ably not" be -Courtesy Lincoln Star.
seriously con- Rosenlof
sidered by the committee.
J. P. Colbert, chairman of the
ct-mmittee, remarked that the
hed on the mid.year prob.
would be made by the
committee had not been ap-
At present, Colbert said, the
Board of Regents requires that
the committee, which is ap
pointed by the faculty senate,
hold at least one commencement
in the spring.
Another member of the com
mittee, Elsie M. Jevons, de
clared that the primary argu
ment against mid-year com
mencement is in arranging the
program. She added that the
faculty, when the program was
eliminated, believed that stu
dents "didn't care" about a sec
ond commencement each year.
Miss Jevons said that, by elim
inating the mid-year ceremony,
greater emphasis could be placed
on the spring commencement
which now serves graduating
classes of both semesters.
The two newly-appointed mem
bers on the committee, Rufus H.
Moore and C. B. Schultz, both
expressed great interest in the
problem. Moore felt that a mid
year commencement "definitely
would have a place" at the Uni
versity. The other member ol tne com-
mittee, Dr. Otis Wade, was not
available for comment.
! Chancellor K. u. uusiavson
and Dr. Carl Borgmann, dean
of faculties, were not in their
offices Thursday afternoon.
A Lincoln newspaper, however,
quoted Borgmann as saying that
the University "will look favor
ably upon any formal suggestion
from the Student Council that
i mid-y ear commencement pro
grams be held."
interested in working out in Lin
coln homes for a day to help ex
pand the YW treasury.
10. Weekend service project
one weekend in the semester, a
small group of men and women
students will work on a special
project aimed at improving life
for an underprivileged family or
11. Alum-Parents letter a let
ter going to YW alumnae and
parents including news about the
12. News letter compiling in
formation about all the groups
and printing it in a letter to be
given to all YW members.
13 and 14. Summer project and
conferences information about
these two items will be available
at Ellen Smith tomorrow.
The weekly schedules of com
mission groups are as follows:
4.00 Camp counseling, Gladys
5:00 Leadership training,
4:00The Battle for ballots,
Syvia Krasne. Current world
problems, Nancy Dark.
5:00 Comparative religions,
Bobbie Dunn. Jobs and futures,
Mary Ann Pasek.
4:00 Fine arts, Elaine Smith
berger.' 5:00 Goals and values, Norma
12 Noon discussion, N e a 1 a
4:00 Worship workshop, Phyl
lis Knerl. Community tours, Jane
4:30 Student-faculty coffee
hour, Barbara Bredthauer.
5:00 Office staff, Barbara
Hershberger. Christianity and so
Community service There will
be no scheduled weekly meeting.
Members will be assigned work
hours and place of work accord
ing to individual prefernee. This
group required about two hours
Conference co-op Members
who sign up to sell candy in resi
dences may turn in money and
get more candy either Tuesday or
Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m.
Junior-Senior Officers, Council
Take Action On Elections, Projects
The Junior-Senior Prom Queen
will be elected by a general elec
tion open to juniors and seniors
and not by dance ticket ballot.
Members of the class councils
and class officers also decided,
at a meeting Wednesday eve
ning, to make the abolition of
all ticket-ballot elections a pol
icy of the two classes.
Action was taken at the meeting
towards a program of class pro
jects, fund raising ideas, fresh
man beanie sales, formal installa-
tion of future class officers and
junior and senior representatives
from campus groups.
Members of both classes favored
having the Prom off campus. Sen
ior class president Joe Gifford and
Martin Lewis, head of the junior
class, will make inquiry with the
administration. Tentative plans
are to have the dance on Ivy Day
night at Turnpike. However, it
was emphasized that these plans
depend on administration action,
the availability of the ballroom
and what bands would be free that
The officers and councils felt
the need for some class projects
beyond the dance. A committee
was set up to investigate such
suggested projects as a junior
senior sponsored annual convo
cation with a "name" speaker, a
senior breakfast, a junior-senior
debate, picnics and other social
This committee includes Jo
Follmer, Onuzuike Okonkwo and
Don Pieper, junior council mem
bers and Joan Hoyt, a member of
the senior class council. Katy!
Load, of the senior council, is to
look into the possibilities of a sen
ior class breakfast.
Dan Tolman, junior secretary,
and Miss Coad are members of a
fund raising committee which will
in7PQtiTat mct hr? c rif mnroQcinff
class treasuries. It was suggested
that 25 cents be added to tuition,
which would compound to a dol-
lar for each student of the senior
class. Now. the only source of
income for either class is revenue
from the Prom which has not pro-J
aucea too much in the past.
If the classes had-s-ome- money,
a class memorial could be given
to the University, it was decided
at the meeting.
Another suggestion, to be in
vestigated by senior treasurer Bob
Swaim, called for purchase of
P.M. Headlines '
By CHARLES GOMON
Staff News Writer
Truman ordered his name
withdrawn from the ballet in '
the New Hampshire primary,
but he added that this action
would not preclude his run
ning for re-election. The presi
dent stated that be could still
TEHERAN, Iran The Iran
ian government ordered all
American information and ed
ucation centers in Iran closed
immediately, except for the
center in Teheran itself. Brit
ain and Russia also are or-
German Communists Raided
FRANKFORT, Germany nist and social reich
The west German government
began a series of raids
throughout Germany on local
headquarters of the commu-
Chicago Investigates 'Horse-burger
were leaving hamburger
strictly to the butcher as the
"horse-burger" scandal gained
national prominence. One ma
jor restaurant on Chicago's
loop was closed by the board
of health for substituting un
inspected horse meat for
ground beef in their hambur
Senators Sponsor Plan
Paul Douglas of Illinois and
Charles E. Bennett of Florida
are sponsoring a plan for na
tionwide preferential primary.
According to the senators their
program could be used in the
1952 presidential election.
The attorney general would
work out agreements with the
states for the conduct of the
primaries. The federal govern
ment would share the cost, but
the states would provide the
election personnel, registration
books and any other neces
sary facilities. -
Earlier in the week Sen.
WASHINGTON For the
first time the US has ex
changed secret atomic infor
mation with a foreign coun
try. According to Gordon
Dean, chairman of the atomic
energy commission, Canada
exchanged certain items of
classified data with the AEC
abbut three weeks ago.
The semi-annual atomic en
ergy commission report an
nounced several unusual con-
heaved a high of relief when
the economic stabilization
agency announced a list of ar
ticles which were to be de
controlled in the near future.
it happened at nu...
A senior walked Into his be
ginning French course this
week with the idea of impres
sing both the instructor and
With an air which only a four
year student has, he calmly
looked at the instructor and
asked, "Is this seat tooken?"
caps and gowns by the classes and
then rental from them instead of
private firms. , It was brought out
that this would be an expensive
undertaking, but if possible, it
would be a "real service" to the
students. After the caps and
gowns were paid for by rental
fees, the revenue could be used
for class projects.
Representatives from the Inno
cents and Coed Counselors were
to be invited to the next meeting
to see if the junior and senior
classes might take over the fresh
man beanie sales. Innocents and
Coed Counselors now handle this
The group decided that all fu
ture officers should be formally
installed by the Student Council.
A form letter will be sent to
each campus organization ask
ing that a junior and senior
representative be sent by each
group to the council-officer
meeting to hring suggestions
from their respective organiza
tions and take back the results
of the meeting.
Sally Adams, junior class coun
cil member, Dick Phelps, senior
class secretary, and Gifford will
draw up the letter and make out
a mailing list.
These representatives will not
have voting power but, the coun-j
cil-officer group feels, the decis
ions and ideas of the meetings will
be more representative of the;
New officers for 1952 have been
elected by the Lutheran Student
Association at the University.
They include: president, Gerald
Larson of Holdrege; vice-presi-
j dent, Bernard Wallman of Filley;
'secretary, Mary Lou Solfermoser
of West Point; and treasurer,
Robert Mortvedt of Dell Rapids,
i South Dakota.
At Afi LSA the following per
sons were elected to office: presi
dent, Joyce Kuehl of Omaha; vice-
president, Rex Meyer of Phillips;
mm m n J
secretary, Charian oran oi urana
Island; and treasurer, Alta Mae
Reinke of Chester.
Both sets of officers will be in
stalled February 10 at their re
spective LSA meeting.
get the nomination without
.having his name appear in any
'of the primaries. The primar
ies, according to Mr. Truman,
are all "eyewash"' because
they don't mean a thing when
the delegates actually start
nominating at the conventions.
dered to close their informa
tion services outside the
Several months ago Prime
Minister Mossedegh halted
Voice of America broadcasts
These two parties represent
the radical left and right wings
of German political thought.
NBC commentator Alex
Dreyer speculated that the
"horse-burger" racket may be
the result of a gangland op
eration in meat which "e.n
undetected through the Ke
fauver investigations. The sell
ing of uninspected meats may
have replaced some under
world activities which were
curtailed by the senate inves
Smathers of Florida intro
duced a proposed constitu
tional amendment to replace
the convention system with
Douglas and Bennett say
their plan has the advantage
of immediate enactment by
congress rather than a wait
for state action on an amend
ment The Douglas-Bennett plan
would not be binding on con
vention delegates, but would
have a "strong persuasive in
fluence" on their decision, ac
cording to the sponsors.
elusions based on
cently completed by the com
mission's field experiment sta
tions. According to the tests,
farmers in some localities may
reduce their fertilizer con
sumption by as much as 30.
Radioactive tracer minerals
placed in the soil indicated
that the plants refused to ab
sorb nearly as much nitrate
from fertilizers as was being
no longer be
bothered by federal price reg
ulations on dinosaur skulls and
stuffed donkeys to be used
for school displays, wax fruits,
classes with this added repre
The group also decided to hold
regular meetings every other
Thursday evening. The next meet
ing will be held Feb. 14.
Fraternity Success Rests
On Leadership, Says Goth
The all-important factor in de
termining the success of fratern
ities is leadership, Sophus C.
Goth, national president of Tau
Courtesy Lincoln Star.
SOPHUS C. GOTH
To Give Organ
Myron Roberts, associate pro
fessor of organ, will present a pro
gram of recorded church music
as the main feature of the monthly
dinner meeting of the University
The meeting will be held at 6
p.m. Sunday in the Canterbury
club rooms in the University Epis
copal church. Faculty and other
University students, as well as
regular club members, are invited.
In the absence of Chaplain John I
D. M. Sweigert, whose resignation
became effective Feb. 1, the 111
o'clock Sunday service will be in
chaYge of lay readers. i
The Rev. Dr. William Paul;
Barnds, rector of St. Matthew's
Episcopal church in Lincoln, willi
celebrate Holy Communion at'
9:30 a. m. At 11 a. m. Morning
Prayer, an address will be given j
by Dr. William F. Swindler, di-
rector of the School of Journal-1
ism and faculty sponsor for the
By STAFF WRITER
As one coed put it, "Everything
I want to do is either illegal, lm
moral or fattening."
"My I h.yr this dance?"
"I'ln sorry I'm too danced
"Oh, no just pleasingly
First Drunk: "What did you
shay when you losht at shtrip'
f ?cond Same
"I shed plenty."
When women go wrong, men go
right after them.
Coed: "Stop that man, he tried
to kissme." .
onnthor nlnnffTn a minute"
Weather may be partly cloudy
tures in the
will be fair
man who never
-A boy who likes
to be treated with kindness by his
parents, but but not with unremit
Committee A body that keeps
minutes and wastes hours.
Going steady The period dur
ing which the girl decides whether
or not she can do any better.
The world is full of willing
people: some willing to work,
the rest wiring to let them.
Father: A kin you love to touch.
Washington University was
founded before the state was ad
mitted to the union. It was one
of the first institutions to teach!
The 1952 Inter-fraternity Sweetheart will be presented
Friday at intermission time, 10:30 p.m., at the annual Inter-
Eddy Haddad and his orchestra will provide music tor
the semi-formal dance which will be held in the Cornhusker
Kappa Epsilon, said Wednesday
night at a Founder's Day banquet
of the Lincoln Phi chapter.
"If the leadership is bad," he
declared, "the final result of
fraternities may be bad."
However, Goth emphasized that
no other kind of college life is
equal to fraternity living in re
gard to leadership, schi
In his speech he traced the
general history of fraternities,
mentioning the formation of
southern organizations as a re
sult of the Civil War. Goth at
tributed the increased public
acceptance of fraternities since
1900 to better public relations.
Goth, from San Francisco, was
elected national TKE president in
September, 1951. Previously he
was national vice president and
Due Feb. 5
Applicants will be interviewed
Wednesday by the Student Coun
cil, for editor, assistant editor,
business manager and photog
rapher, for the 1952 Husker Hand
book. Application blanks for these
positions may be obtained at
Public Relations office 1125 K
street, Administration Annex,
and must be filed by 5 p.m.
An applicant must have a 4.5
i weighted average and be carry
ing at least
12 hours of college!
WOI"k. I Four special projects will be
Members of last year's staff, product of YW-YMCA coop
were: Leonard Bush, editor; Jackie ; eration this semester. Students
assistant editor; Bob
Shirley Murphy and Gerry Fell-
man, managing editors.
When the four selected mem
bers have chosen the remainder
of their staff, work will com
mence on this handbook which
was published for the first time
last year. It covers housing,
finances, activities and honories,
traditions, maps, and other fea
tures of the University.
Cf.UfJ Of Fino Arte
OU1UUI Ul I II IC AVI 15
To Sponsor Recital
The University of Nebraska
School of Fine Arts will present
a Concerto Program Tuesday at
4 p.m., in the Social Science au
ditorium. Participating in the program
will be Phoebe Dempster, who
will will play the First Movement
of Concerto in D Minor by Bach.
The next number on the program
will be Rondo taken from Con
certo in E Flat Major by Mozart,
played by Janet Glock and Judy
Third on the program will be a
two-piano duet given by Gladys
entitled, First Movement of Con
certo, op. 15 by Beethoven. Con
cluding the program will be the
First Movement of Concerto in G
Minor by Mendelssohn, played by
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TOPS IN PHARMACY
have been mrmed to membership in Rho Chi, national pharmacy
honorary. Miss Watson is a January graduate and Ellison U a
senior in the College of Pharmacy. (U. of N. rhoto.) ,
r tm a
Hod Meyers, IFC president, will
present the Sweetheart who was
selected from a group of six final
ists. Her identity will be known
when she steps through a large
red heart, Bob
R elqnenbacn, jmjm
will also be
p r e s e nted as
members of the
chosen by the
council at a tea
W e d n e s day
night. Each fraternity submits
one vuie iui uic gui ui m
choice and the result of the voting
remains secret until the presenta
The girls selected as finalists
for the honor are: Patsy Peters,
Kappa Kappa Gamma; Sue
Brownlee, Delta Gamma; Jan
Peterson, Pi Beta Phi; Jean Lou
don, Alpha Chi Omega; Beth
Alden, Alpha Phi; and Jane
Fletcher, Kappa Alpha Theta.
Chaperons for the ball will be
Henry F. Holtzclaw, assistant pro
fessor of chemistry; and C. Bert
rand Schultz, professor of geology.
Decoration of the ballroom has
been planned by Steve Carveth.
The crests and pins of all the fra
ternities will decorate the walls of
the room and many of them will
be electrically illuminated.
Supervision and selection of the
Sweetheart was directed by Herb
Nordin. Cy Johnson is ticket
Tickets for the ball cost $2.50
per couple. They are being dis
tributed by members of IFC.
Last year's Inter-fraternity
Sweetheart was Damaris RiddeU, ;
may sign up for the groups at
either the YMCA or YWCA of
A weekly radio program com- .
mittee, to be headed by John
Wooden, will plan, write and
broadcast a joint program over
KNUS. Subjects may range
from religious drama to discus
sions of campus problems and
Election issues, state and na
tional, will be the topic of the
Battle For Ballots group led by
Syvia Krasne. All campus men
and women interested may meet
in Ellen Smth hall dining room
each Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The YMCA daily co-op lunch
hour is now open to women. It
is held in the YM lounge,
Temple building. 1
Open to any member of the
YMCA and to members of de
nominational student houses wish
ing training in the leadership of
worship programs, is a YW train
ing course on worship leadership.
The group meets at 4 p.m., Thurs
day, in the Ellen Smith dining
room. Phyllis Knerl will lead the
students and Mrs. Jessie Knowles
will serve as adviser.
Nine colleges were founded be
fore the American Revolution
and are the oldest in the United
States. They are: Columbia, Rut
gers, Brown, Dartmouth, Penn
sylvania, Harvard, Yale, Prince
ton, and William and Mary Uni
Courtesy Lincoln Star.
Marilyn Watson and Warren Ellison
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