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VOL. 51 No.
For Tuesday Bn Coliseum
Herbert Agar, Pulitzer Prize
winning author and a former am
bassadorial assistant, will address
the third all-University convoca-
Feb. 26, in the
b e dismissed
for the 10 a.m.
convo c a t i o n,
according t p
chairman of the
assistant t o
jonn U. win- Courtesy Lincoln Star,
ant in Eng- AGAR
land and first assistant to Am
bassador V. Averlll Harriman,
. will speak on the subject "What
Are We Defending?"
The speaker, a graduate of Co
lumbia and Princeton universities,
won the Pulitzer Prize American
history award in 1943 with his
BARBs Plan Box Social
For Brotherhood Week
A box social for foreign stu
dents of the University will high
light National Brotherhood Week,
Feb. 17 to 24, Barb Activities
Board for Women has announced.
The social will be held on
George Washington's birthday an-
By STAFF WRITER
"So you say the water that you
get here at the fraternity house is
"Well, tell me, what precautions
do you take against it?"
"First we filter it."
"' "Then we boil it." " -"Yes."
"Then we add chemicals to it."
And then we drink beer."
"They tell me
your son in col
lege is quite an
author. Does he
"Y e s, In
to be muddy
Wednesd a y,
ther and light Rain
rain is expected. Temperatures
may climb a little, however.
Jane "Would you be insulted
if that good looking stranger of
fered you some champagne?"
Joan "Yes, but I'd probably
swallow the insult."
George Washington, Benedict Arnold
-Play's Hero Wonders Who Slept Here
"George Washington never slept
here" is what Newton Fuller, lead
ing character in the Broadway
production "George Washington
Slept Here," discovers after pur
chasing a dilapidated house in the
remote countryside of New Jersey.
REHEARSAL TIME . . . Members of University Masquers prac
tice a scene from "George Washington Slept Here" to prepare for
openinr night Thursday. In the midst of a heated discussion are:
(L to r.) Ken Clement, Dick Garretson and Marti Miller. (Dally
Nebraskan Photo.) v
er a .
book, "The People's Choice."
Among his other books have
been "The Price of Union," "The
Land of the Free," "The Pursuit
of Happiness" and "A Time of
Greatness." He has been promi
nent as a newspaper editor.
An active foreign diplomat,
Agar was named chief of the
British Division of the Office
of War Information, with head
quarters in the London Embassy,
in 1943. In 1946, he became
Counselor for Public Affairs and
chief of the US Information
Service in London.
Agar's convocation appearance
will precede a noon luncheon in
his honor in Parlor X of the Union
Reservations for the luncheon,
open to all students, must be made
by Friday with Miss Kunkel.
An informal discussion will fol
low the luncheon ,and an organ'
lzed discussion will be held in
the Union faculty lounge from 3
to 4 p.m.
Miss Kunkel said the convo
cation was scheduled in the
Coliseum to provide for Agar's
niversary, Friday, at 6:15 p.m.
the union ballroom.
There are 150 foreign stu
dents at the University, the
board said, and this party is in
tended to give these students an
opportunity to become better
acquainted with American stu
dents and traditions.
Ladies will be admitted free,
the board announced, but they
must bring box lunches prepared
for two. The boxes will not be
auctioned, they said, but men will
be charged 55 cents admission.
The boxes will be so arranged
that each foreign student will
eat with an American student,
according to Lucile Cypreansen,
faculty- advisor to BABW. ' -A
quiz program will be con
ducted, following the lunch, Miss
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pi eanseu saiu, . in wiiii.ii me
questions asked will deal with
American history in the time of
Singing of traditional American
songs, which many of the foreign
students have been learning in
some of their classes, will follow
the program, Miss Cypreansen
Following the singing, she
added, a professional square
dance group will give an exhi
bition and Jack Moore will
teach square dancing after the
Card games will be taught to
those who do not care to square
dance, she added. .
She said that the evening will
end with ballroom dancing.
The box social for foreign stu
dents was sponsored last year by
the speech department.
Reservations for the social must
be made by Wednesday in Room
Newton Fuller will be played by
Kenneth Clement, sophomore agri
cultural economics major, when
the Nebraska Masquers produce
the comedy, Thursday, Friday and
Saturday at 8 p.m., in Room 201,
I Temple building.
audience. Some 3,500 students
crowded into the Union ball
room for the preceedlng ' all
University convocation. Maurice
Hindus was the speaker.
The convocation is being spon
sored by the Union convocations
committee, including Bob La
Shelle, sponsor; Miss Kunkel,
chairman; Ruth Sorenson, Jo La-
Shelle, Jean Davis and Don Mead.
Prof. C. J. Schenider, Univer
sity convocation chairman, will in
troduce the speaker.
Two $200 scholarships have
been donated to the University for
students who will teach cerebral
The Dawson County Home Ex
tention club raised the money fol
lowing a talk by Ray M. Taibim,
director of special education for
the State Department of Public
The women accumulated the
funds through various means, ac
cording to Mrs. Richard McFarren
of Cozad, director of the county
home extension clubs organization.
Some clubs held auctions, others
passed a food basket and another
sponsored a luncheon to raise the
The project was a country-wide
goal of the Dawson county clubs
&WS Schedules Coed follies Rehearsal
f or Skits, Curtain Acts Saturday Aj
Five skits and four curtain acts
which will appear in the annual
Coed Follies show Tuesday, Feb.
26. will hold dress rehearsal Sat
urday morning at the Nebraska
Jean Loudon, AWS board mem-
Tour Rubber Plant
The Havelock Goodyear plant
was the site of a field inspection
trip made by senior chemical en
gineering students Tuesday.
Associate Professor iter Den i.
Bates led the tour of the plant,'
which manufactures radiator
hoses, belts and other rubber
Bates said his students are
planning other field trips, to soap
and alcohol plants in Omaha, to
dairy processing plants in Lincoln
and to natural gas compression
stations in southeast Nebraska.
"George Washington Slept
Here," by Kaufman and Hart is
the story of Newton -Fuller and
his wife Annabelle and their prob
lems with a new home.
From the first moment Anna
belle, a city lover, played by
Marty Miller, senior in speech
and drama, enters the door,
numberless complications fol
low. For it was Benedict Arnold
who slept there, not the famous
Wes Jensby, junior in speech
and drama working under the su
pervision of Max Whittaker, di
rector of the experimental theater,
will direct the play.
Norma Erikson, technical direc
tor of the production, a speech
correction major, will be in charge
of wardrobe, stage, make-up, and
Miss Erikson describes Mr.
IClmber played by Marvin Stro
mer, a freshman in speech, as
one of the most hilarious char
acter portrayals in the show.
Percy Kilbride, famous as "Pa
Kettle," played this part on
Masquers, University chapter of
National Collegiate Players pre
sents a three-act play each year to
University audiences. They as
sume sole responsibility for pro
duction, direction and acting of the
"George Washington Slept Here,"
one of Kaufman and Hart's great
est successes, is a wisecrack fes
tival with a generous supply of
outstanding character parts, said
Tickets may be' 6btalned at the
box office in Temple from 3 to 5
p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
Theprice Is 60 cents.
Farmers Fair Board
SOMETHING IN THE WIND . . . Members of the Farmers Fair
board meet to lay plans for the annual Ag college event. Seated
around the conference table are (1. to r) Lois Larson, Rex Messer
smith. Don Lelslng, Elizabeth Gass, Bill Waldo, Frank Sibert, Rex
Coffman, Jan Ross, Jo Meyer and Oren Rawlings. (Daily Nebraskan
'Aggies Fiesta' Chosen
"Aggies Fiesta" has been an
nounced as the theme of the 1952
Farmers Fair by Frank Sibert,
fair board manager. Sibert said
that the fair would be built
around a carnival atmosphere,
featuring a midway, two dances,
parade, rodeo and barbecue.
Farmers Fair is scheduled for
April 25 and 26.
Sibert stressed that every Ag
student is a member of Farmers
Fair, and that it would take a
lot of work and co-operation to
make it a success.
At present, the fair board is in
the process of tabulating a Farm
ers Fair poll in which Ag students
give their opinions and sugges
tions for the fair and sign up for
ber in charge of Coed Follies, an
nounced Tuesday that the re
hearsal will begin at 8 a.m. and
continue until 11 a.m. Each act
will have 20 minutes of practice
Skits and curtain acts are
scheduled for practices in the
order that they will appear in
the program, Miss Loudon said.
All participants of each act are
to be at fie theater 20 minutes
before their scheduled practice
Miss Loudon explained that
each group must have all cos
stumes, properties and stage set
tings ready for the rehearsal
Practice times are scheduled as
8 a.m. Delta Delta Delta, "Crisis
8:20 a.m. Alpha Phi, -'Rumple-stiltskin."
8:40 a.m. Love Memorial hall,
9 a.m. Gamma Phi Beta, "So
, 9:20 a.m. Pi Beta Phi. "Should
By CHARLES GOMON
Staff News Writer
Foreign Ministers Mount Obstacles
LONDON Foreign ministers
of the big three western pow
ers, in conjunction with West
German Prime Minister Kon
rad Adenauer, announced that
they had overcome obstacles
to German rearmament.
Just what kind of agreement
was reached was not stated in
a vaguely worded communique
to William A. Leece, staff in
vestigator for the senate per
manent investigating commit
tee, the University of Chicago
was involved in the recently
disclosed racket in war-surplus
qualified sources have indi
cated that the nation's first
hydrogen bomb will be tested
at Eniwetok Atoll this spring."
This statement came from
United States Press corre
spondent Joseph L. Myler in
Washington, but there was no
immediate confirmation from
the atomic energy commission.
The AEC would only comment
that preparations are under
way for a new series of atomic
Delegates Agree On
at thfe latest full session of
the Panmunjom truce talks
agreed on a recommendation
for a Korean peace confer
ence, but two items still re
main to bo finished up before
the conference can be held.
Two preceeding items on the
agenda, supervision of the
truce and exchange of war
prisoners, must be reworked
even though both the allies
and the reds have said they
would not budge from their
Wednesday, February 20, 1952
Any students who have not par
ticipated in the poll, and wish to
sign up for a committee may ob
tain one of the polls in the Ag
After the polls are tabulated,
the committee members will be
contacted and mass committee
Highlighting the two-day fes
tivities will be the presentation
of a Goddess of Agriculture,
Whisker King and Rodeo
The entire week of April 21-26
is designated as Farmers Fair
week, with organized activities
beginning with the ' Cotton and
Denim dance Friday night,
We?" or "Give to the Purple Badge
9:40 a.m. Sigma Delta Tau,
"Up and Atom."
10 a.m. Delta Gamma, "Han
nah in Havana."
10:20 a.m. Alpha Chi Omega,
10:40 a.m. Kappa Kappa Gam
ma, "invitation to Immigration."
Skitmasters for the nine acts
are as follows: Delta Delta Delta,
Pat Clapp; Alpha Phi, Jo Mel
Ien; Love Memorial hall, Clarice
Fiala, Eleanor Erickson and
Joan Meyer; Gamma Phi Beta,
Jo Berry and Marilyn Loloff; Pi
Beta Phi, Betty Lester; Sigma
Delta Tau, Roseanna Locke;
Delta Gamma, Lynn Holland
and Sara Devoe; Alpha Chi
Omega, Lorraine Coryell and
Marilyn Pedersen; Kappa Kappa
Gamma, Phoebe Dempster.
Skitmasters who have questions
about lighting should call Virginia
Koehler at 2-7742 and questions
about staging will be answered by
Marilyn Bamesberger at 2-7913,
Miss Loudon said.
from London. It was known
that Germany originally de
manded full partnership in
the NATO. France has been
determined to keep her out of
the organization. Evidently
Franch fears of a rearmed
Germany have been at least
Accused Of Racket
The University supposedly
owned 15 of the stock of a
company founded to operate
a fleet of tankers. The corp
oration was liquidated three
years after it was formed at
an enormous profit to its
May Be Tested'
the Pacific proving
The hydrgen bomb, which
may be detonated in a few
weeks, probably would not be
the theoretical variety which
could be 1,000 times as power
ful as an ordinary A-bomb.
This first one would be more
or less to test the theory of
"therm onuclear reaction"
rather than to produce as big
a blast as possible.
announced positions on these
The communists insist that
Russia is a neutral country,
as far as the Korean war is
co n c e r n e d, and therefore
should be acceptable as a
member of t h e supervision
group. On the second issue,
the reds want all communist
prisoners returned whether
the prisoners want to go back
to North Korea or not. The
U.N. stand has taken the op
posite view on both matters.
Trygve H. Lie, secretary gen
eral of the United Nations, will
be speaker at the University's
81st annual commencement June
J. P. Colbert, chairman of the
committee on commencement, in
making" announcement of Lie's ac
ceptance to speak .declared that
he was inclined to believe that
the University's great effort to
extend an understanding of the
United Nations had something to
NU To Hold
The 12th annual University's
Intercollegiate Debate and Discus
sion conference will be held Fri
day and Saturday.
Fourty-four colleges and unl
versities from 10 states will com
pete in the conference.
The program will include sec
tions in debate, discussion, ori
ginal oratory, extemporaneous
speaking and radio-newscasting.
The debate question is: "Re
solved: That the United States
should adopt a permanent pro
gram of wage and price controls."
Eighty-five teams are entered in
the debate section.
Approximately 170 students will
compete in the discussion groups.
The subject is: "How can we im
prove the moral and ethical stand
ards in American colleges and
The conference will begin Fri
day at 10:15 a.m. and will end
with a parliamentary session at
10:45 a.m. Saturday in Love
library auditorium. ,
University students entering
discussion competition are:
Dale Johnson, Wayne Johnson,
Reed Beldon, Charles Rossow,
Paul Laase, Jack Rogers, Charles
Klasek, Jim Ward, Joan Krueger,
Doris Carlson, Bernard Wishnow,
Paul Means, David Gradwohl,
Kenneth Philbrick, Homer Keni
son, John Marks, Marvin Fried
man, Emll Roy, Ernest Enke,
Joyce Laase, Doris Billerbeck,
Howard Sorensen, Jack Moore,
JoAnne Mellen, Nanci DeBord,
Dorothy Elliott, Nancy Klein, E.
W. Alpuerto, Ward Hansen, James
Hillis, Wilmer Linkugel, Carr
Trumbull, Arved Christensen,
Don Gerlach, John Barrett, Neil
Trabert, Connie Gordon, Marvin
Meyers, Martha Miller and Mary
The conference will be con
ducted under the direction of
Donald Olson, director of de
bate, and Bruce Kendall, associ
ate director of debate, depart
ment of speech and dramatic
All NU Parking Restrictions
To Be Lifted March 12-15
All University parking restric-
tions will be lifted March 12, Monday.
through 15 while the state high .Dfa". Borgmann also empha
. , Q,x sized that Lot F, on the east side
school basketball tournament is of 14th gtreet acrosg from An-
being held. drews hall, is now open for both
This announcement was made student and faculty parking on
by Carl W. Borgmann, dean of.
faculties, following a faculty-stu-
Follies Tickets Due
Monday At 5 P.M.
Representatives of organized
houses and clubs selling Coed Fol
lies tickets may check in money
and tickets and obtain more tickets
Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Ellen
Smith hall, Juanita Rediger, AWS
board member, has announced.
All tickets and money are to
be checked in Monday at 5 p.m. in
Ellen Smith hall, she said.
The 70 cent tickets will also be
sold in a Union booth from 10
a.m. to 5 p.n. Thursday, Friday,'
Monday and Tuesday. They willi
also be available at the Nebraska1
theater box office starting at 6:30
p.m. Tuesday. j
Miss Rediger stressed that all
participants must have tickets. I
Annual YM-YW Banquet
Scheduled For Tonight
The third annual YM-YW ban
quet will be held in the Green
Room of the city YMCA at 6 p.m.,
Whitney Young, director of
the Omaha urban league, will be.
guest speaker. In his talk, "No
Place to Hide," he will discuss
"what we think and what we
believe in relation to what we
Young is the second Negro to
become a member of the United
States Chamber of Commerce. He
is also the first Negro to become
a member of the teaching staff
of the University. . Young teaches
classes in community organiza
tion and group work in the
graduate school of social work.
Before coming to Nebraska,
he was Industrial secretary of
the St. Paul urban league. At
present he is director of the
Omaha urban league. Young
also works with 'Y' boards in
' Following Young's speech, the
I YM-YW annual reports will be
! presented. New YMCA and YWCA
officers and cabinets will be in
troduced. A vocal solo by Shir
ley Eckerson and a pantomine,
'The Bride Makes Pancakes," by
C!H Qfl t
do with his ' willingness to come
Lie's willingness to apeak
to the University, said Dr.
Frank E. Sorenson, frequent
University representative to Un
ited Nations meetings, is "un
oubdtedly a recognition of the
UN work of the University un
der the leadership of Chancellor
" Sorenson, director of summer
sessions and chairman of depart
ment of educational services, re
marked that the UN and Lie have
been extremely interested in the
projects of thei
University i nl
uons ana lis
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NUCWA," h e
sent from Courtesy Lincoln Jonnnl
Paris, scene LIE
of the United Nation's recently
sixth regular General Assembly
He was invited to speak at
commencement by Chancellor
Gustavson, upon the suggestion, of
the commencement . committee,
according to Colbert. Lie, who
was mentioned as a possible
speaker last year but was not
contacted, was a unanimous choice
of the committee, he said.
"We consider it a real honor to
have Mr. Lie at the University,"
A native of Oslo, Norway, Lie
is a graduate of the Oslo Univ
ersity Law school and has re
ceived honorary degrees from
several universities, including
Yale and Princeton.
During World War II he es
caped to England with the Nor
wegian government and served as
Norwegian foreign minister. He
was a delegate to the United Na
tions conference in San Francisco
in 1945. The following year he
served as chairman of the Nor
wegian delegation to the General
Assembly in London, where he
was elected secretary general.
As secretary general, Lie is the
most important permanent Un
ited Nations official.
members are Colbert, Elsie M.
Jevons, Oskar E. Edison, Otis
Wade, Rufus H. Moore and C.
B. Schulz, faculty members;
and Peggy Mulvaney and Joe
Chancellor Gustavson was not
available for comment.
Alpha Phi Omega Plans
Friday Evening Smoker
Alpha Phi Omega, national
service fraternity, will hold a
smoker Friday night for all pros
The smoker will be held in
Union room 316 at 7:30 p.m.
dent parking committee meeting
the south side of the -alley. The
area north of the alley will con
tinue to be for faculty parking
University parking stickers can
still be obtained from Sgt. John
Furrow at the West Stadium. His
office is open from 1 to 5 p.m.
on Monday and Friday and from
7:50 to 8:30 a.m. every day.
The Nebraska University
Council for World Affairs
meeting originally sched
for Thursday night has been
postponed one week, Virginia
Koehler, NUCWA president,
announced. All houses must
turn in their choice of coun
tries they wish to represent
at the spring conference to
Charles Gomon as soon as
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Coiirtesr The Yoke
Mary, Ann Lauritzen will com
plete, the. program for the eve
ning. Co-chairman for the banquet
are Eleanor Erickson and, Dick
Monson. , :
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