The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 13, 1952, Page 2, Image 2

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Wednesday, February 13, 1952
Barb Wire
One-Way Streets?
Better Living Series, Box Social,
'Pot Luck On Ag Agenda
. . . Pro
. . . Con
One-way streets through the campus may be- A proposal is soon to come before the Lincoln
come a reality if the proposal now before the Lin- city council which provides for making 16th and
cola city council is adopted. There Is a definite 17th streets one-way lanes,
possibility that 16th and 17th streets from R to Under the new plan 16th would be used for
Holdrege may be limited to traffic traveling in a south bound traffic only while 17th would be re-
sinirle direction served for north bound traffic. The pros and cons
, of this issue are involved and varied as with any
Students ana many otner persons wno wouia progressive chtmge.
be effected by such a plan are echoing protests AOP(,inir fitmrti. released by the wollce
against it. Their arguments seem to revolve around
a central theme "One-way traffic would be such
a nuisance. We would have to go out of our way
to reach houses on 16th street or to go to Ag
Their argument against the plan seems to be
logical if they are considering one-way traffic
from a purely selfish stand-point. However, if
they would consider it from the viewpoint ot
what will bring the greatest benefit to the driv
ing public both University and Lincoln resi
dentsthey must concede that it has certain
department, approximately 6000 cars use 17th
street dally. Only about 3600 drivers now use
16th street each day. Assuming that half of the
trafflo goes each way, 3600 cars ge north on 17th
and about 1800 on 16th for a total of 4800 north
bound vehicles.
If all south bound traffic were routed over 16th
it would mean approximately 580i) autos passing
daily in front of the Residence Halls for Women,
organized women's houses and organized men's
houses on 16th street; an increase of 1200 cars or
one third more traffic.
Even before the change was proposed, coeds
nrtmnlnirnsrl nf Vioftw rnrn Vinnr Treffio ixrhon ptacc
These merits seem to outweigh any of the dis- Jng J6th t(J t tQ thdr houses 0f Unlesg
advantage , orougnt lorm oy ine opponents oi strict speed Jimits were enforced along with sev
It was shown in the survey made by George
Barton, Chicago traffic consultant employed by the
city of Lincoln, that 17th street was carrying a
heavier traffic load than the width of the street
could adequately accommodate. With the assistance
of the traffic division of the local police depart
ment, Barton has shown that something will have
to be done to remedy the situation. Two possible
solutions were offered widen 17th street or re
strict it to one-way traffic. The present city budget
eral stop signs, the danger to pedestrians will in
crease immensely.
According to City Commissioner of Publio
Welfare and Safety, Ray Osborn, no improve
ments are immediately forthcoming on 16th.
Railroad crossings have become exceedingly
rough and the brick paving comprising most of
the street Is none too smooth. Osborn was un
certain as to whether traffic signals could be
obtained to regulate crossings at R and possibly
Vine streets.
In additoin to the increased hazards for pedes-
Barb Wylie
Read an article the other
day where a woman dropped
into a newspaper office and
calmly told the editor she
would like to run the news
paper for a few weeks be
cause there were a few people
in the town that needed tell
ing off. With the thought of
a long dark cell in mind, the
editor told her of the impos
sibility of such a stunt. Guess
things is tough all over.
Maybe a full-
time psychia
trist employed
by the Univ
ersity would
be a good deal.
He could let us
all in on why
students try to
arrange sched
ules so they in
clude a 10 a.m.
coffee hour and
why most of
the a.m. coking
Dale Reynolds 1
mm I , j. v of vou Aggies are interested
r, B Mate." is the toDic of discussion at Union lounge. j
unum ,.,,- :- - - nrofessors.
tt tav t 5 n.m. as the second se- in gating and visiung w.. -- .L,.A
" rfWnsdnn o-ets under sien up in the Ag w r . .. ' .
mesicr jjciier A-uvi"e owv.
way. Speaker for the discussion is Pat Wall. 5he is
n up m xne js v - -The
dinner is free to all students and all you
i it.. A rr TTnlrtA ic hftlrv.
working with the co-ordination of religious groups ve to do issign up. by
at the University such as checkers, chess, cards and ping
Ail Ag siuaems buu .u.v - - , d in(, the lunch period.
pong ior evnp"
can not bear the expense which widening the trians and the poor condition of the 16th street,
street at the present time would bring about, the change would place heavy restrictions on the
Therefore, single direction traffic would at least business operations of the Reimers and Kaufman
cement company. Under the present system trucks
enter the grounds from the south on 16th streets.
The company manager said the proposed change
would force their trucks to detour nearly a mile
to enter the plant without going against traffic.
Furthermore, the manager pointed out, the com
pany pulls gravel cars across the street several
times a day thereby completely blocking traffic
for a number of minutes.
Omar bakery and the Elgin Watch company
spokesmen had no objection to the revision.
Watson Brothers trucking firm had no strenuous
objections. However, the manager indicated he
would rather leave the street system as it is.
The new plan would be inconvenient for stu-
offer A temporary solution.
In spite of the inconvenience which such a
plan might cause, it seems like a very reaction
ary view-point to argue against a plan which
would benefit the majority of the motorists who
travel these streets. How can the casual observer
disagree with the wisdom of men who have made
it a career to solve traffic problems and elimin
ate trafflo hazards?
Opponents of the plan stress that they would
haveto travel out of their way to reach their des
tination. A true statement. But have they stopped
to realize that by adding an additional traffic lane
to each street that the flow of traffic will be dents when one wanted to approach houses along
greatly speeded up? By allowing more cars to go 16tn from aU streets south of Vine crosing from
through traffic signals at the same time, the time the west 0nlv during late afternoon and early
wasted in waiting for red lights will be greatly morning rush hours is it ever difficult to turn left
reduced. Thus, the longer distance will br alanced off Q or R street. A traffic light would solve that
by the shorter time element So what difference situation any time of day.
does it make if cars are routed down 16th street Under the present system the major part of
Instead of 17th street? the traffic bypasses the campus on 17th street.
- Few houses border the thoroughfare and few
t m students cross. Those who do are protected by
a vuivonuiy residents ana citizens oi Lincoln signals,
wish to be selfish, they will opose one-way streets. Untu a more satisfactory solution to Lincoln's
If they are forward-looking, progressive per- traffic problem is found, the present system, with
sons, they will believe in what is best for the a few minor but important improvements, is the
community as a whole and will vigorously support safest and more satisfactory of the two plans.
the proposal for one-way streets. S.A. H.H.
Ignorance Don't Pay
All in all, we Americans are an ignorant lot knowledge of knowing and understanding geog
just like most other people. But while others try raphy of both the U.S. and the rest ot the world,
to hide their Ignorance, we take pleasure in find- The U-S. is the leader of the world and some
ing out just how ignorant we really are and widely University students will become future leaders,
publicize our shame. The New York Times has But to understand our own country, as well as
made its contribution by interviewing 4,752 col- others we must have a firm knowledge of geog
lege students on geography and flunking them out raphy."
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tend the series. The subjects that .
will be under discussion are tht
qualities to look for in a mate
how to go about choosing one
and how to know "whether he
or she is the right one or not."
Next week the discussion will
center on marriage during war
periods when it is proper and
different problems that enter
into the situation. "Choosing a
Mate" will also be the topic of
the Better Living series discussion at the Student
Union on Thursday.
"Pot Luck With the Profs" will be held again
is at Dirty Earl's and why the
Crib is filled in the afternoon. He
might even tell Bob Richenbach
why he is here.
A recent Ripley column stated
that mothers in some tribe in
Africa have to seal their lips
with pins every time they pick
up their baby sons. Mothers or
not, what a stupendous plan for
college women when they start
to think about saying some
Heard lately that the newest, or
soon to be new, thing on TV is
telecasting of symptoms and
treatments by medical associa
tions. Pretty soon viewers will
be able to see a doctor arrayed in
plaid shirt and levis and packing
a little black bag chase the orn
ery head cold across a barren
laboratory table. Instead of the
gasping hero dying from a bullet
hole between the eyes, the plaid
shirted doctor will be listing the
symptoms of double labor pneu
monia and glandular fever.
On graduation day the medi
cal studen; won't be handed a
sheepskin, but a high outdoor
As I said before, things is tough
all over.
Friday night in the Ag Union is the Ag Valen
tine's box social. Girls are supposed to bring boxes
to be auctioned off, with the proceeds going Vo the
March of Dimes. Everyone is to bring a small
valentine. It's sponsored by the Ag Union. Every
one coming can enjoy television, a movie, danc
ing and other games.
The Varsity Dairy club has decided to have a
showmanship contest of their own. Scheduled for
March 4, it will include several special events, in
cluding a coed cow milking contest
The name of the movie for next Sunday at
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this Sunday evening form 5 to 7 p.m. in the Ag 3 p.m. in the Ag Union is "House on ou..
Chords And Discords
Jerry Gray Gives Poor Imitation
Of Glenn Miller's Style
Jerry Gray's album "A Tribute
to Glenn Miller" is made up of
eight Gray sides that were per
formed by the Miller band, "if lag
Waver" sounds like anything but
the Glenn Miller style. It sounds
like the music Woody Herman
played just after the war. "Har
vest Moon" is played in the Miller
style but like all other imitations
it lacks the precision and section
effect that Miller's crew pos
sessed. "St. Louis Blues" is a
dreamy arrangement and the tenor
sax solo wanders aimlessly
through it. This power packed
album is in contrast to the easy'
going dance numbers Gray has
been turning out.
Tony Bennet and his dreamy
voice make "Since My Love Has
Gone" and "Silly Dreamer" top
Dave Cohen 1
In what country is the Ob river? '
List and give the approximate population of
the five largest cities in the U.S.
Which states border the Great Lakes?
What is the population of Great Britain?
Name the largest state.
The University administration should agree with
this. Why then, in the College of Arts and Sciences,
is geography not acccepted as a science require
ment while it is in Teachers college? It is doubtful
If the knowledge of philosophy, chemistry, botany
and physical education will prove more beneficial
to the world than learning a knowledge of the
world itself. What advantage is there in knowing
Thanks to the Hit parade, the Rangers and the ntinf and classes over knowing the 48
Democrats who live there, 62 per cent knew the
right answer to that last question Texas. But
when it comes to geography in the greater sense,
most of us are like the lady from Lincoln who pro
posed to drive to California. When she was asked
by what route she was going, she replied, "By Chi
cago of course."
We all know our own neighborhood better than
we know Ob. The Samoyedes who live on the Ob
Do students receive a well-rounded educa
tion? Or, are they leaning too far towards spe
cialized fields? The goal of education, we are
often reminded, is a well-trained mind. Years
ago, the philosopher Bernard de Fontenelle said,
"A well-trained mind is made up ... of all the
minds of past ages; only a single mind has been
educated during all that time."
For better or worse, whether others like it or
YW Fine Arts Commission
meeting, Ellen Smith hall south
east room at 4 p.m. Leader, klame
YW Goals and Values Commis
sion meeting, Ellen Smith hall,
southeast room at 5:00. Leader,
Norma Lotnrop.
"Street Scene" tryouts, 201
Temple from 7 to 9.
ASME meeting, 7:15 p.m., Rich
ards laboratory, Room 206.
Candidate Officers association,
7:30 p.m., Love Library auditor
ium, featuring a debate on UMT.
"Street Scene" tryouts. 201
Temple, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Red Cross board filings close, 4
Search Week executive commit
tee meeting, 4:30 p.m., Wesley
Student house.
Tri-K meets in Crop laboratory
at 7 p.m.
NUCWA, business, meeting at
7:15 p.m., speaker at 7:30.
Coffee discussion hour, faculty
lounge, 5 p.m., subject of discus
sion "Is He the One."
Block and Bridle club, 7:15 p.m.,
Room 208, Animal Husbandry
Phalanx meeting, 7:au p.m
Room 206. Armory; all members
requested to be present; corn-
husker pictures to be taicen.
Fine Arts ensemble concert,
p.m., union ballroom.
songs despite Bennet's strain to
reach the high notes.
Dean Martin does some nice
relaxed singing on "Blue Smoke"
and on the reverse side, "The
Night Train to Memphis,' he
opens un and shows his versatility
by going hillibilly. The first half
of the famous Martin ana JjOuis
twosome has a natural crooners
"Charmaine" is one the top
tunes of the month and Vaughn
Monroe's disc is one of the best.
Mr. Emotion's singing is big and
mellow, and his big band in the
background follows suit.
Johnny Ray has taken the spot
light as the number one singer
of the season. Such songs as "The
Little White Cloud that Cried,"
"Please Mr. Sun," and "Broken
Hearted" have placed Ray far
above other vocalists in styling.
Ray moans, groans and screams
on his discs, but there can be no
doubt that his releases are great
and that Ray will climb new
heights. Listen to his songs and
hear for yourself.
Janet Ross Reigns As '52
Sweetheart Of Amikita
Janet Ross was revealed as the
Amikita Sweetheart at the annual
Amikita Ball held Saturday night
in the College Activities building.
The three attendants were Lucy
Snyder, Jo Hines and Janet Lynch.
The sweetheart was chosen from
the active members.
Chaperones for the ball were
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ruth and Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Adams.
Good Work ...
Dear Editor:
Since my Teturn from "the
country," I have been reading
many inches of newsprint in re
gard to the present flare-up of
the old parking problem.
Congratulations are in order for
both the staff and theme of our
Daily Nebraskan. Journalists who
have the will and instight with
which to expose the cause and
effect of such problems allow our
daily clarion to live the creed of
America journalism.
After reading your commen
taries and a slight misrepresenta
tion of the tacts by Dean Borg
mann, (there have been chronic
violators other than students,) I
feel that the chance of alleviation
of the Darkinff problem and the
resultant humiliation may not yet
be lost. We students and faculty
do need assurance that an effort
is being made in our behalf. Those
of us who are to be premanently
rusticated after our next ticket
are vitally concerned. And wil
those who follow us be snared as
easily as we?
Felton mi VcIf
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probably never heard of Lincoln, however improb- t th American e have been entrusted with
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the conservation and direction of mankind. This
requires not only the firm knowledge that the
world is round, but ability to read, understand
and interpret what men of high inteligence have
said about this world, to pass it on to another gen
eration and to add a few words of our own.
The Daily Nebraskan hopes the Requirement
committee will keep this in mind when it again
decides the various colleges' requirements. S.G.
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able that may seem to the Lincolnites,
Unlike the Samoyedes we are people who take
the responsibility for a lot of geography. We have
a poor excuse for not knowing much more about
the subject. It is one thing for a student not to
be able to locate a river in Germany, but it Is
something else to find that only 18 out of 4,752
eould name the largest American cities and give
their population. Only 4 per cent could name the
states bordering the Great Lakes and only 5
per cent could name those bordering the At
lantic. The New York Times is not alone intesting
students about -geography knowledge. Geography
instructors at the University also give general
knowledge tests to beginning students. Esther S.
Anderson, assistant professor of geography, told
The Daily Nebraskan that the majority ot her N""1" ,re",on. "L ,1"de?u' ncw ?d r'!!lo, "?'?
J "ijmij nci Accord t0 Article I of the By-Liiwi governing ttudent publi-
StUdentS Cannot Correctly locate the 48 States, and eatlong nd administered by the Bord of Publication!, "It k
. , . . , . . the declared policy of the Board that publication., under Its lurla-
SOme StUdentS have been known to locate Wrongly diction shall be free from editorial cenionhip on the part of the
tf. 4ft A cvoot mmv., ,, ji' u j Board, or on the part of any member of the faculty of the Unlver-
AIjU 48. A great number Of Students, She Said, do ,H,, but the memben of the itaff of Tb. Daily Nebraskan re
not even know the states bordering Nebraska and ed""y ,e,pon"bl ,or ,hev m " do or lo
SOme Cannot locate Chicago, Boston and New York Subscription ratei tn 2.00 semester. IS.BO mailed or M.OC I for
I ' college year, 14.00 mailed. Single copy Be. Punished dally
City. A Surprising number, She revealed, do not during the school year except Saturdays and Sunday., vacations and
, ... , . . . , , . etamination periods. One Issue Published during the month of
Know the rivers and major towns in Nebraska, and August by the University of Nebraska under the supervision of the
4.,. j,t Viln1r , TU!L,r,iMr.i i , Committee on Student Publications. Entered as Second Class Matter
SOme StUdentS think the Mississippi river Separates at lh. Post fWlce In Lincoln. Nebraska, under Act of Congress.
March 8, 1H79, and at special rate of postage proviaea lor in bection
11(13, Act of Congress or tlcloMr . lull, authorized bepumoer 1U,
Editor Joan Krueger
Associate Editor Hutn nsymona
Managing Editors Don Pleper, Sue Gorton
News Editors Bally Adams, Ken Rystrom.
Jaa Stcffen. Kal Haaselbalch. Bally Hall
Sports Editor Marshall Kushner
Aas't Sports Editor , Glenn Nelson
Feature Editor Kathy Radaker
Ag Editor Dale Reynolds
Society Editor Connie Gordon
Photographer bob Sherman
Business Manager Jack Cohen
the U.S. from Canada, as well as Mexico.
Prof. Leslie Ifcwes, geography department
chairman, told The Daily Nebraskan that the
majority ef University students lack the physical
Daily Thought
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