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VOL. 51 No. 76
Monday, February 4, 1952
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Germany in relation to the At
lantic Pact and rearmament took
the spotlight at the bi-monthly
Nebraska University council for
World Affairs meeting Thursday
Four German exchange teach
ers took the part of four political
parties now represented in the
West German parliament. Willi
Hoechel represented the right
wing radicals, Puis Wolter spoke
for the Christian Democrats, Rolf
Dannenberger spoke in the man
powers. The Schumann Plan for
economic cooperation with France
has been ratified by the govern
ments of both countries under this
The Chancellor of West Ger
many is working: on a United
States of Europe as evidence of
political union. The military
emphasis is on a Germany army
as a unit of a European army,
not as a nationalistic move, in
the plans of this party.
The right-wing radicals only
cement the split between the two
parts, of their county.
The Social Democrats would
also want an adequate army in
Germany if they are to live with
the threat of Russian agression.
The final provision would be
that the German people be con
sulted on all matters, since it
would be their lives and prop-
ner of the Communists and Gunter control one seat in the parliament,
Jahn represented the Social Dem
The West German govern
ment is set up now as a federal
republic with representatives
from several political parties
composing: the parliament. The
Christian Democrat Union is the
the strongest party now with
139 seats. The Communist party
controls five seats. The Chan
cellor, or equivalant of presi
dent, is a member of the Chris
tian Democrat Union.
As representative of the Chris
tian Democrats, Wolter stated
that his party used a policy of
cooperation with the western
powers. This policy is shared by
the Social Democrats, the differ
ence being one of method. The
Christian Democrats do not be
lieve that Germany must be uni
fied before integration with the
west can take place.
They believe in economic co
operation, political union and mili
tary integration with the western
but they typify an opposite view
They would not consider entrance
into the Atlantic Pact because of
discrimination against Germans.
They are intensly nationalistic
aqd believe that a strong Europe
means strong countries in Europe
with Germany leading them.
As Hoechel observed in a pre
liminary to his talk typifying this
point of view, this party appeal
to conservatives who didn't learn
anything from two world wars.
The Social Democrats want a
unified Europe and a rearmed
Germany only after four pro
visions are filled. They demand
equality of rights for Germany.
This would include being equal
in the Atlantic Pact, abolition
of the Schumann Plan, and set
tlement of the Saar district dis
pute in favor of Germany.
Another provision would be
unification of Germany. The feel
ing is that the Atlantic Pact and
unification of Europe, including
only western Germany, would
The Communist party controls
five parliament seats. Rolf Dan
nenberger as an example of Com
munist tactics, broke into a tirade
against the United States. Exam
ples of lynching, movies, and
other derogatory aspects of Amer
ican life were sited. The climax
ing idea was that if the US wants
to start war, they could do it with
their own troops, not German
it happened at nu...
What might have been the
worst fire in University history
turned out to be a pint-sized
Two chemistry students
working in Avery lab left a
bottle of carbolic acid on a
burner when they went out to
lunch. While they were eating
they suddenly saw smoke pour
ing from the room.
Three fire trucks answered
the alarm as the student visual
ized Avery lab exploding.
However, within a matter of
minutes the fire was extinguish
ed leaving an exploded bottle
of carbolic acid, a badly burnt
table, several ruined chemistry
kits and two thankful (or is it
Two dances, parade, rodeo and barbecue will highlight
the 1952 Farmers Fair, April 25 and 26, Frank Sibert, fair
board manager, announced Friday.
A Goddess of Agriculture, Whisker King and Rodeo
Queen will reign over the annual two-day festivities
Although the entire week of
Poll Reveals Collegiates
Opposed To Loyalty Oath
American college students tend
to disapprove of loyalty oaths.
That seems to be the feeling as
reported in a poll conducted by
the Associated Collegiate Press
National Poll of Student Opinion.
Students in 63 colleges and uni
versities were asked: "In general
do you approve or disapprove of
haying college professors take an
oath stating that they are not
members of the Communist
party?" The national results are:
1. Approve 39 per cent.
2. Disapprove 47 per cent.
3. No opinion 12 per cent.
4. Other 2 per cent.
University of Nebraska students,
however, seem to object more to
loyalty oaths than do their fellows
throughout the United States. In
a poll taken last December, Hal
Hasselbalch, Nebraskan pollster,
found the following results:
1.' Approve 32 per cent.
2 Disapprove 59 per cent.
3. No opinion 6 per cent.
4. Other 3 per cent.
Nationally, freshmen seem to
approve of the oath more than
upperclassmen. On this campus,
the Nebraskan found the same
general trend. National results
by classes were:
1. Freshmen 47 per cent.
2. Sophomores 40 per cent.
3. Juniors 32 per cent.
-4. Seniors 32 per cent.
5. Graduate students 20 per
1. Freshmen 42 per cent.
2. Sophomores 46 per cent.
3. Juniors 56 per cent.
4. Seniors 58 per cent.
5. Graduate students 73 per
Several schools polled do not
fit into the general pattern how
ever. A small Southern military
college is 82 per cent in favor
of the loyalty oath
On the other hand, a univer
sity recently involved in a fight
over the oath is S3 per cent
Ir general students at large
schools tended to be more opposed
to an oath than students at small
schools. This might partially ex
plain why graduate students, most
of whom attend larger universities,
are shown by the poll to be over
whelmingly against the oath.
Some of the comments on the
"If Communism is present, it
will show up in the classroom
without a loyalty oath." ,
"We shouldn't need an oath, but
it seems necessary."
That is the story on what
American college students think
about loyalty oaths. The Univer
sity , of California recently
abolished its oath after a long
fight. The University of Nebraska
has a loyalty oath, but this oath
is required of all state employes.
KNUS, University broadcasting
station, has announced the mem
bers of its staff of directors for
Mrs. Harriet Ewing has been
appointed KNUS director. Her
duties include management of
the radio station and its personnel.
Other new staff members in
clude Robert Lee, chief an
nouncer; Nanci DeBord, promo
tion; Tom Nuss, production di
rector; continuity, Clarence Wurd
inger and Bob Spearman; continu
ity assistant, Bob Wells; news,
Darlene Fiscus; traffic, Diane
Downing; engineers, Jess and Jim
Crump and Dick Blinn.
KNUS resumes its second sem
ester broadcasting schedule at 3
p.m. today. The station will broad
cast Monday through Friday from
3 to 5 p.m.
Mrs. Ewing emphasized the
fact that anyone from any col
lege in the University is wel
come to submit program ideas
or suggestions to her concern
ing KNUS, its operation and
programming. She added that a
student need not be a member
of the speech or radio depart
ments to be able to participate
in the activities of KNUS.
KNUS may be heard over Pro
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FIRST '52 QUEEN . .
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Peters was presented as 1952 Inter Fraternity- Sweet
heart at the annual I. F. C. Ball Friday night. Miss
April 21-26 will be designated as
Farmers Fair week, organized
activities will begin with a cot
ton and demin dance Friday
night, April 25.
Saturday's activities will feature
a parade in the morning, an after
noon rodeo followed by a barbe
cue and an evening square dance.
The Goddess of Agriculture and
the Whisker King will be pre
sented at the
dance. Four at
will play for
the dance, ac
cording to Si
and demins, of
course, will be
in order for the
The parade, assembling near the
Coliseum on city campus, will fol
low a route leading through the
Lincoln business district and out to
Ae college campus. The Goddess
of Agriculture and Rodeo Queen
will lead the procession.
Floats, open only to Ag Col
lege organizations, will be di
vided into departmental clubs
and social organizations. Rodeo
Club riders will accompany the
The Rodeo club will be in
charge of the Saturday afternoon
rodeo. The rodeo, set for 2 to 5
p.m., will feature contests in
bareback riding, saddle riding,,
bull riding, calf roping and wild
cow milking. Awards to winners
will consist of silver belt buckles,
levies, spurs and ropes.
A traditional special division
will pit two-girl teams against
calves. The team which catches a
is a junior
will be allowed to enter one team,
He also stressed that all Uni
versity students may enter rodeo
competition. The participant
with the greatest number of
points in the rodeo will receive
the title of All-Round Cowboy.
The Salt Creek Wranglers will
handle the shoots, thus facilitat
ing rodeo action.
One thousand tickets will be
sold for the barbeque, beginning
at 5:30 p.m. on lower ag campus,
Parade and rodeo trophies and
awards will be presented follow
ing the barbecue.
The Saturday night square
dance will be open to the entire
University with no admission
charged. The dance will begin at
about 8:30 p.m. in the College Ac
tivities building, Sibert said.
As is the tradition, the God
dess of Agriculture will be
chosen from senior Ag college
women at an all-college election
some time before the fair. The
Rodeo Queen will be selected by
the Rodeo club from, its mem
bers. Further plans for the fair will bo
discussed at the board meeting
Tuesday afternbon and will be an
Sibert requested that ag students
submit theme suggestions to the
board and that students interested
in the fair sign up for committee
assignments. Information can be
secured on committee work at Ag
Builders office and Ag Union ac
The board, at present, is con
ducting a poll to determine what
features Ag students partic
ularly desire for the fair. Prefer
ence ballots are available at
both Ag Builders office and Ag
Union activities office.
Farmers Fair board members
are: Sibert, manager; Rex Mes-
sersmith, assistant manager and in
Graduate students who wish
to take reading examinations
in foreign languages on Sat
urday, Feb. 16, must apply for
permits in the Graduate office,
Room 111, Social Science build
ing. Deadline for securing per
mits is Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Dancers, Singers Will Try Out
For KK Show Parts Feb. 5, 6, 7
Tryouts for Kosmet Klub'sl for the show.
spring musical, "um crazy aiuaerus requesting U4"us
chorus and dancing parts will be parts are also asked to tryout for
Feb. 5, 6, and 7 at 7 p.m. in the singing parts in tne cnorus.
"1 tiot Knytnm," "aiding my
Time," "Sam and Delilah," "Look
What Love Has Done for Me,"
"But Not for Me," and "Embrace-
able You" are tryout numbers
that students will be requested to
Girls interested in trying out for
dancing parts are requested to
bring either shorts or some sort of
dancing practice costume. A
pianist will be furnished but mu
sic must be brought for the
Boys interested in trying out for
dancing parts but without any
previous training are requested to
attend the tryouts. There will be
a discussion of parts and routines
as boys will be taught or trained
Twelve men and zu women win
be selected for the chorus with 12
men and women designated for
The musical comedy will be
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the Nebraska xneater.
Patsy Peters reigned as Inter
Fraternity Sweetheart at the an
nual Inter-fraternity Ball Friday
Miss Peters, a junior in Arts
and Sciences and a member of
Kappa Kappa Gamma, was cho
sen by the Inter-Fraternity coun
cil from the six finalists selected
at a tea Wednesday night.
The other, finalists were: Sue
Brownlee, Delta Gamma; Jan
Peterson, Pi Beta Phi; Jean Lou
den, Alpha Chi Omega; Beth Al
den, Alpha Phi; and Jane Fletcher,
Kappa Alpha Theta.
Hod Meyers, president of the
Inter-Fraternity council presented
Miss Peters with a traveling tro
phy and a bouquet of roses as she
stepped through a large red
heart. She was attended by the
The Ball was held at the Corn
husker ballroom which was deco
rated with the pins and crests of
all the fraternities. The decora
tion was planned and supervised
by Steve Carveth.
Eddy Haddad and his orchestra
provided music for the semi-formal
Six Weeks More Of Winter
By KATIIY RADAKER
Whether the groundhog saw his
shadow Feb. 2 or not, it will not
make much difference in the
weather of the next six weeks.
The groundhog is just about
as good a long-range weather
prophet as a coin tosser and
just about as bad too. He
guesses right about 50 per cent
of the time; and any of us could
prophesy weather as well as
that by flipping a coin.
But the groundhog never asked
for the job. He had it wished
on him by early colonists who
brought over the superstition
about the hedgehog seeing his
shadow on Candlemas day, andi
the absence of the European
hedgehog in America thrust the
burden on the groundhog.
Like many another harmless
animal, the groundhog is called
out of his proper name. He does
live In a burrow in the ground,
but he is no hog, nor any kin
to one. Like that other mis
called mammal, the guinea pig,
he is more nearly related to
the rabbit, which he resembles
in his ceaseless nibbling of grass
and ' other herbage. Under an
other alias, he is the woodchuck,
a third name, and really one
more dignified and becoming to
the animal, is marmot; but it Is
much less used.
The sun arose bright and shiny
Teb. 2 and the groundhog saw
his shadow. Will the groundhog
hold true to his prediction and
give us six weeks more of winter?
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Coed: "Two months ago I was
mad about George. Now I can't
see mm at an. turange now
changeable men are."
'Names In The News-
By CHARLES GOMON
Staff News Writer
WINSTON CHURCHILL, British prime minister, received a
vote of confidence on his Conservative government's new super
austerity program. The Labor opposition attempted to unseat the
government following an "acid" debate in the House of Commons.
The Liberal party supported the governmDnt making possible
a 309 to 278 vote in favor of Churchill.
In an attempt to conserve Britain's dwindling dollar reserve
Churchill proposed to clamp fees on medical and dental services.
U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY voted a resolution branding
Russia a "treaty-breaker." The assembly referred to the friend
ship treaty of 1945 which Russia signed with Nationalist China
Later American delegates acused the Hungarian government
of creating a farce when William Oatis was tried for espionage
in Budapest. The American journalist is currently in a Hungarian
MAJ. GEN. LEWIS B. HERSHEY, selective service director,
had good news for American men of draft age. There will be a
cut in draft quotas over the next three month period. A sharp
drop in Korean casualty rates and an increase in enlistments made
the reduction possible, according to Hershey.
About 650 Nebraskans will be called in the April-June period
according to Brig. Gen. Guy N. Henninger, state selective service
director, instead of the originally estimated 1,000 men.
MRS. ROBERT P. PATTERSON, widow of the former sec
retary of war, appealed to the public for sympathy in behalf of
another widow, Mrs. Thomas J. Rcid. Capt. Reid was the pilot
of the American Airlines Convair which crashed in Elizabeth,
N.J. killing its crew and 23 passengers, including Patterson. Mrs.
Reid has been subjected to unfavorable criticism from irate citi
zens of Elizabeth, and Mrs. Patterson asked the townspeople to
show more consideration for Mrs. Reid.
A FRENCH COLONEL, unidentified beyond the fact that he
was military commander of the Sousse area of Tunisia, was killed
by a mob of Arabs. When the mob attacked his police the colonel
drove to the scene to attempt to pacify the crowd. While he talked
two shots rang out and a heavy club landed on his unhelmeted
head. When the police got to him, a dagger was found plunged
into his chest. The brave colonel then turned, calmly walked
back to his jeep, and died.
THE GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN turned up its nose at
the amount of Point Four aid which this country proposed to
give Pakistan in the next year. An estimated $8 billion to $12
billion is to be spent in that country. The New York Times quoted
sources in Karachi as saying the amount of American aid is
"paltry." They are "insulted."
calf . ties a ribbon on its tail and charee of publicity with Arnie
drags it across the finish line first Westcott; Rex Coffman and Bill
wins the prize. Waldo, rodeo; Joe Meyer and Jan
Each campus women's house r0ss, cotton and denim dance;
Lois Larson and Onn Kawlings,
barbecue; Mary Ann Grundman,
Elizabeth Gass and Don Leising,
Approximately 75 students and
faculty of the Ag College attended
the Ag campus "Bull Session"
conducted in the Ag Union lounge
Dr. Hlxon acted as the moder
ator of the "Bull Session's"
panel. Other members of the
panel were presidents of or
ganizations whose problems
were being aired at the session.
Duane Lake and Roger Larson,
members of the Union board re
vealed the present blueprints and
plans for the new Union on Ag
Wayne White, president of the
Coll-Agri-Fun board, Rex Messer
smith, past editor of the Corn
husker Conutryman, Gene Robin
son, president of the Ag Exec
board and Frank Sibert, manager
of the farmer's Fair board, pre
sented the problems of their re
spective organizations during the
Robinson said that in the near
future a sign identifying the
i campus would be erected at the
entrance to Ag College. Much
of the Farmers Fair discussion
centered around the return of
the Cotton and Denim week and
the horse tanking of the offen
der's of this tradition.
Dr. Hixon related that the ma
jor cause of these problems was
the lack of student interest.
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Various Projects Interest 200 Coeds;
Counseling, Religion Most Popular
Second father: "Yes, indeed, it's
entirely cured his mother of brag
ging about him."
man is playing
He's just as
H o w e v e r, he
did hint that
there would not
be too much
variation in the
the past weekend.
Honest Politician One who
when he is bought will stay
WINTER IS HERE TO STAY . . . Sonna Holmes (r.) Is showing
Janet Peterson (1.) the place where Mr. February Second (alias the
Groundhog) res'des. Mr. Groundhog has forecast six more weeks
of winter, In spite of the spring-like weather students have been
enjoylmj. (Daily Nebraskan Photo.)
More than 200 coeds signed up
for YWCA commission groups at
the rendezvous Friday afternoon,
according to Barbara Raun, ren
dezvous chairman. The most
popular groups were camp coun
seling and comparative religions,
YW cabinet members, com
mission and project leaders ex
plained the work of the various
groups and assisted coeds in
registering. A special feature of
the rendezvous was a display
explaining summer projects.
Memberships were sold and re
frnQhmnnt Rprved tn women at-
The difference between learning tending the rendezvous,
to drive a car and learning to play, CoctS may still enroll in YW
golf is that when you learn to play groupg at tne YWCA office in
golf you don't hit anything. Encn smith hall or at commission
'group meetings, Miss Raun an-
If all the college boys who slept nounccd.
In class were placed end to end Commission groups are: student-
they would be much more com- faculty, office staff, fine arts,
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camp counseling, comparative re
liaion. iobs and futures, noon dis
world smokes cussion. community service, com
off and you munity tours, worship workshop, op,
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WHICH ONE? . . Nita Hclmstadter (r.) explains the work and
themes of YWCA commission groups to Darlene Spengler (1.) at
the second semcstpr YWCA rendezvous Friday afternoon. (Dally
battle for ballots, current Christianity and social problem!,
leadership training, conference co-world problems, goals and valucs,anj lieshman conuouissioa group.
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