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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Thursday, February 28, 1 952
Fun's Fun, But . . .
An annual event occurred in the annals of Uni
versity history Tuesday night, the annual by-play
to this event occurred with the annual result.
University men, an estimated 500, paraded to the
Nebraska Theater, stormed the doors of the build
ing and crashed Coed Folios against the back
ground oi squeals from University women, pleas
from the management and action by the Univer
sity and city police.
University men have been tempted to attend
the Follies because the AWS board has ruled
thern out for years, The incentive to crash the
theater becomes stronger each year, as successive
classes of University men rack their brains for
original' and successful ways to gain entrance.
Various methods, ranging from disguises to
outright force, were utilized Tuesday evening.
University and city police soon appeared on the
scene to help the harrassed theater staff control
the mischievous men and to eject them from the
building so the show could go on.
Tuesday night's performance by University
men went too far. The police were called to the
theater in an effort to help the management clear
the building of males quietly and without resort
to force. Unfortunately, some prankish University
males were not in the mood to be asked to leave
the theater or to respect the Lincoln law enforcers.
The invading males pushed, shoved, tripped and
hit policemen. Once inside, they resorted to numer
ous tricks, funny and stupid, to foil the policemen.
Most of the antics were greeted with smiles
and laughter. Tuesday night's episode cannot be
so taken. The University men, goaded to greater
prankish efforts by University women, carried
their act past the point of humor, decency and
Damage was done to the theater, according to
the city manager of the Cooper foundation. Several
city policemen were "roughed-up" in the scram
bles, the show was interrupted several times, much
to the dismay of the participants and the audience
and many not too funny incidents occurred which
call for action on this questionable rowdy tradi
.' To the members of the Associated Women's
Students board, The Daily Nebraskan would like
to direct this call for action. Each AWS board, in
past years, has tried to correct this situation, with
the result that this year's display of crashing the
Follies was worse than preceding years, according
to one city policeman. '
Snggestion has come forth that the Follies
be presented for two-night shows at the Ne
braska theater. Suggestion has been made that
the Coliseum be utilized for the performance.
And a suggestion has been made that the AWS
board find a suitable building for a one-night
performance, if it objects to the Coliseum or
the two-night show. Perhaps the caliber of the
Follies acts would not justify staging the show
for a large audience or in a large building such
as the Coliseum. Perhaps the male interest would
drop off after University men were allowed to
, attend the show one year and AWS would lose
money. There are many imponderables to the
Follies crashing question which need to be
worked out immediately.
The responsibility for Tuesday nights' display
of high school behavior does not rest solely with
the male students who crashed the theater. Uni
versity women, in their conversations and actions,
tempt University men to crash the show. Univer
sity women squeal with delight when the doors
open and 500 men come rushing into their show.
And University women aid the male invaders by
hiding them under the seats and not indicating to
policemen who are the disguised members of the
The coeds of Coed Follies In their encour
agement of such action are just as much at fault
as are the males. And the responsibility for
clearing up this situation cannot be placed solely
with AWS board members. They don't want to
lose money, they want to have a good show and
they want publio feeling to be such that the
show may continue to be an annual event.
If University males have such a great desire
to see the Follies, they might take action to assure
AWS that they will support the show. If AWS is
interested in making their show something besides
an annual circus night, they might take action to
let men into the show, in a larger building or on
two separate nights.
Such conduct as went on Tuesday night
greatly lessens the standing of the University
in the eyes of state taxpayers who support this
Institution. Students male, female and AWS
might take this into consideration and have the
problem solved before the 1953 show. R.R.
(See pictures on page four.)
Lack Of Leaders?
would seem that the pay, prestige or power inher-
The national GOP cries of "Come Home, Ike"
have found a strangely parallel situation in Ne
braska. Walter Raecke, wanted by Democrats as
their nominee for governor of this state, time and
time again has said he is not a candidate for the
office of chief executive. He has asked his political
bedfellows to endorse some other person for the
nomination. And against . Raecke's "expressed
wishes and over ... protests" petitions have been
circulated throughout the state for the purpose of
placing his name on the ballot for the Democratic
nomination for Governor.
A state editorial writer applauded this un
usual case of the office seeking the man. A state
newswriter pointed to the reputed Republican
opposition to both Robert Crosby and Victor
Anderson as candidates for the GOP nomination.
This same newswriter also referred to a reputed
Democrat feeling that "conservative and straight
shooting Walter Raecke will be the next governor
of the state."
Many unusual ideas have been brought to the
public eye through this more than unusual situa
tion of begging a man to run for public office. It
Is rather hard to understand that the Nebraska
.Democrat party would be so publicly insistant on
Raecke's accepting the party nomination if any
"other candidate within the party could be found.
It appears that Walter Raecke is the only man
. that possibly could defeat opposition candidates in
' this Republican state. The Democrats seem to have
realized this and have insisted that their desire
for party power be enforced through the services
The Daily Nebraskan is not saying that Wal-
ter Raecke's support is scraping the bottom of
the political barrel. Neither is The Nebraskan
saying that Raecke . . . will be the next gov
ernor of the state." But it seems rather unfor
tunate that the selection of a governor of a state
rests on such unstable circumstances.
It also appears that an aggressive, concrete
'desire to take part in state government, to partici-
pate actively in the administration of a democracy, vocation Tuesday morning struck a pretty clear
to accept the wishes of the people is lacking in the
attitudes of the majority of the voting public. It
First of all, congratulations
to Joanie Hanson, 1952 TNC.
The . Coed Follies seemed to
follow the usual trend with
two major attacks launched
by aspiring (probably per
spiring, too) male spectators.
This year one of the on
slaughts was broadcast over
a KFOR newscast. When
Connie Gordon, in charge of
ushers, was asked why she
let all those men crash the
gate, she replied, "I like 'em!"
Gad, what notoriety!
At the time this column is be
ing written, the Student Council
is about to hear the report from
the Faculty Parking committee.
Just want to make it. clear that
I'm not second-guessing. So, at
this time, I will predict, ala.
Drew Pearson, that the faculty
parking committee will not
agree to any conditions which
would tend to remove the
segregation which now exists
in the parkins situation. Why
should they? Students come and
go but the faculty lives forever,
Now that they have reserved
parking places, surely no one can
blame them for wanting to keep
their status intact. About the only
thing which would serve the dis
pensers of knowledge any better
would be individually reserved
stalls with the name of each in
structor on a sign at the curb such
as those found at the Adminis
tration Building. Frankly, I would
be extremely opposed to such an
arrangement. Let's hope that the
faculty parking committee doesn't
work the Student Council for any
such drastic provision.
The saying goes that posses
sion is nine points of the law,
out of a possible ten, I guess.
The faculty is in possession of
certain privileges with regard
to parking. Now the Student
Council, and the students who
own and drive cars on campus,
find themselves in the unen
viable position where they are
trying to disposess the faculty
of these privileges. Instead of
starting out with a fair shake
as far as the parking problem
is concerned they are now in
'Professor Barfwell's been crochety all month nearly a third of his students passed their final
exams." (Daily Nebraskan Cartoon.)
Even Shakespeare Must
Have Worried About Exams
run but I won't stop your insistance that I do"
has become a political maneuver rather than an
honest statement of belief. Perhaps some politi
cians feel that their waiting until the last minute
to announce availability will cause .voters to
heave a high of relief and swarm to the polls
to elect the reticent candidate.
It also appears to The Daily Nebraskan that
the Democrats lack of a willing candidate for the
nomination has caused them to point unfairly to
hearsay evidence that dissention reigns within the
GOP ranks. The attack on Crosby reputedly stems
from Crosby's liberalism and "some injudicious
statements." Anderson "has caused considerable
raising of eyebrows" because of rumors that the
money spent in his campaign greatly exceeds the
money he would receive as governor.
The Daily Nebraskan does not agree or disagree
with these rumors or reports. But it looks like the
finger of scorn is being directed at the GOPs so
that .the Democrats may convince themselves of
the correctness of the draft of Raecke. It also
A Wet Sob Sfoiy
On Cramming at 3 a.m.: "How
A prv,t rtMl f tinw. effort weary, stale, flat and unprofitable
pnt in a nuhlic office is less todav than when our .;u v,a,r n ua ,!seem to me all the uses of this
country was founded. When candidates have to' get the students back where theyjwld;".HLmlet); . ,r. .
be begged into public office, something is sadly gted. n is JramM
amiss in our concept of governmental duty. jg' spTnt more profitab!vila,ln- mn viUain!"
One also wonders it tne coy l aon t warn w trvine to imnrove the old narkin?
problem instead of trying to bring
it back. Even if, by some miracle.
the faculty committee agrees to
discontinue the present arrange
ment we will be faced with the
same problem which existed last
spring and for several years be
My own suggestions for im
proving this situation are two
fold. First off, it seems very
possible that the amount of
space currently used for cross
walks could be revised. Atthe
corner of 12th and S there is an
example of this disproportionate
use of red lines. In front of
Sosh, faring north, there is a
cross-walk which occupies one
parking stall. The pedestrian i
traffic at this point is as heavy
as at any point on campus. Just
west of this cross-walk, be
tween Sosh and Geog, is the
corner which is plenty big
enough to handle the pedestrian
traffic. So far no quarrel.
But. in front of the flnprsnhv
might be logical that dissention within the GOP j building is a huge red line occu-
ranks might induce Raecke to come out and fight ;pying about seven parking stalls.
for the state post-
green metal rocking chair on
the front porch that was the
man's favorite chair; he used
to sit there every night before
he died. Recently a passerby
noticed an unusual shadow
across the chair. Chapel Hill's
population has flocked to see
the ghost. They see a shadow
from a street light which shines
on one of the pillars of the
porch and leaves a single dark
image across a brilliant yellow
pillow at the top of the high
Many reported they saw the
clear outline of the ghost's arms
and legs, others said in tones of
awe -they saw the chair rocK
If you believe in ghosts, it's a
Permit me to pass on a noble
paragraph from the Cameron Col-
At least things aren't quite aslegian. It has to do with filthy
bad here as they are with the .lucre and goes like this:
Navy boys at Anapolis. The story ,f man after money
is out that some poor middle ya,c ,-a A Tf y,a cto it-
flunked a recent test because . . ;u' t k ;
there was an up-side-down period
Greetings from the underworld.
Five weeks of this educational se
mester have passed or had you
Examinations seem to be on al
most everyone's mind; perhaps
they were even familiar to Shake
speare for the Minnesota Daily re
ports that some of his writings
apply to examinations. Here's
what that talented, bewhiskered
gent had to say on the subject:
Studying in the library: "More
light, you knaves; and turn the
tables up, and quench the fire,
the room is grown too hot."
(Romeo and Juliet).
There Were Two
Count your blessings one by
one because, until recently, TWO
daily newspapers inhabited the
campus at Smith college in Massa
chusetts. After five, years of two
publications a day the papers
have finally united into one great
Commented the Current, one
of the papers: "Perhaps if the
student body, the alumni, and
friends of the college believe
as we do that two papers are
a unique and vital contribution,
something may yet be done. We
have tried our best to serve
Smith College." Or as old Doug
said, "We shall return."
And remember! A slip of the
lip means a wet chin.
NU Joan Of Ark?
To the Editor:
Letterip Tuesday carried an ap-
he's a capitalist. If he marries it preciation letter directed to you
he's a fortune hunter. If he and your staff, commending you
spends it he's a play boy. If :on a job well-done. But the letter
he doesn't make it he's a ne'er- (continued: "There is a girl on your
4vk?all Tf Via tf4-ticri' trv in tnalfii 'otoff 'V.i .c. Mini. kBll n
. wk i?ig i ? tt.l?aiSit-he lacks ambition. If he getsjdom with some very 'hot editor
vhich all goes to prove that:u .;.n, v,o'c
a -t-i - , . ill. WJVUWUi ViViJ.b iv vu t U1J.
Z Y'l 'riH A isite- If ne acquires it after a long Most people consider "hot"
on his paper.
the loose at Chapel Hill, N. C
The Daily Nebraskan does not support Ander
son, Crosby or Raecke. At this writing, The Ne
braskan is on the political fence, so to speak.
However, the situation within this state regard
ing our highest office seems greatly in need of
Careful analysis by voters resulting in a greater
awareness of the responsibility and duty of pub
lic life. E..R.
We're Not Better
Herbert Agar's message at the University con-
odju is icpuiieu w 4e lii ifool
habiting the front porch of the .:f.
U - J ...l j; i :Uie.
jjuiijc Ji a. nidii wiiu uicu i CLtruLi.
The man's wife and son also in- j
habit the home. Check that
At any rate, there is a bright i there either.
site. If he acquires it after a long Most people consider "hot" edi
life of hard labor he's been a torials as either controversial or
who obtained nothing from those which hurt others. The edi
And if he's broke he's had torials which Miss Raymond has
written are oerhaps controversial
you can't win
A good case of nostalgia for the
by-gone days of the Corn Shucks
can be worked up by reading "A
sounding bell In order to preserve ourselves, the
speaker, a Pulitzer prize winner, said we must dis
cover our own faults and correct them.
He maintained further that only the danger
of our own western suicide would make possible
any communist revolution. Here he might have
an important point
Regardless of what our international intentions
for their winning performances in the 1952 Coed are, an(l although we might rationalize occasionally
Follies. All of the skits, curtain acts and traveler our conduct in foreign actions, Agar's words should
acts were the result of great time and effort on the Je one to remember.
', Congratulations are in order for the Delta
Gammas, Kappa Kappa Gammas, Love Memorial
hall, Sigma Delta Taus, and Alpha Chi Omegas
Yet the number of students cross
ing here is seldom as large as it
is at the single stall cross-walk
just north of Sosh. And there is
a big cross-walk in front of the j Treasury of College Humor," a
east side of the stadium which volume of funny-bone ticklers
seems to be used very infre-! compiled and edited by Richard
quently. Just what is the big v T . . T .
space in front of the Library used Koppe- Wllliam Irvine and John
for? Not parking, that's for sure. Burns, all of the Cornell College
Humor Book Brings
Corn Shucks Nostalgia
" Mary Worrall
The second part of my sug
restion concerns the dwellings
that are being razed from time
to time to make way for new
buildings. Is there any reason
why these lots cannot be made
into temporary parking lots
until the buildings are put up?
Probably both of these possi
bilities have been investigated
long ago. But if they have been,
nothing substantial has been done
along those lines.
part of University women. The Follies, through
these efforts and the work of the AWS board
members, present an evening of thoroughly desir
able entertainment for University women and Lin
How fortunate are the members of the AWS
board. They ave themselves a pat on the back,
coupled with late permissions for the entire board,
to celebrate Tuesday evening after Coed Follies.
Coeds might keep this special permission in mind
when applying for the AWS board.
The question of admitting reformatory in
mates to the University was shelved by the Board
of Regents onto their next meetinr. The fact that
two members of the six-man board were not
present to express their views and votes on the
subject caused the problem to be postponed.
The Dally Nebraskan sincerely hopes that ac
tion will be taken soon on this issue which seems
to have garnered the concern of the state's tax
payers. The Board of Regents should consider
an sides, views, facts and histories of the prob
lem and take an official stand soon.
Especially sound was his statement: ''Because
we are different, does not mean we are better."
YW Noon Discussion group
meets in Ellen Smith Dining Room
at 12 noon. Neala O'Dell, leader.
YW Worship Workshop meets
in Ellen Smith Dining Room at 4
p.m. Leader, Phyllis Knerl.
YW Community Tours commis
sion meets at 4 p.m. at Ellen Smith
southeast room. Jane Jackson,
Student-Faculty Coffee hour at
JIisl (Daih TbrffAa&JccuL
Associated Collegiate Press
Thf Dullr WebnulUM l puhllahod by the student of the
Cnlvemlty of 'ln-Mka M exprraalon of etudnnt' Hewn anil opin
ion only. According to Article II of the B.v-l'l rovernlnf
tudent publication! and admlnlitxred by the Board of I'ulillca
tlona, "It hi the declared poller of the Board that nabllcatliMu,
tinder it JuiiMlietlon vhall be free from editorial eemomblp on
the part of the Board, or on the part of any member of the
faeolti' of the Cnlvercltr, but the memhen of the staff of The
Iallr brankan are personally responsible for what they say or
ds or cause to be printed."
flulMRFtutioB rmtis Ki it. .Ml semester. tS.ftfl mailed or fa. DA
for the college year, S4.IMI mailed. Btnrle copy 6c. I'ubllnhed , in Union Parlor Y at 7 n.m. ReD-
4fla. ....-I V. - I .un. .. k ........ . r r
vacations and mlna.tlnn iu-rli.il.. kna . nnlilliihed durtlir 1 TCSen tatl VSS tO attend.
the month of Aucust by the University of Nebraska under the
supervision of the committee on Ntudemt Publications. Kntered
as Heeond Mass Matter st the I'ost Office In Lincoln. Nebraska,
under Act of Congress, March 3, 1H7, and at special rate of
postare provided for la Section 1103, Act of Coheres of October
o, uiii auinoruea Heptemner JO. 1B22.
Editor .Joan K meter
Kew .dltor.. Sally Adams. Ken Rystrom, Jan Steffen,
The best in college humor,
from line jokes and short stories
to comic strips and parodies, can
be found in the treasury. A trend
towards banning the magazines
in which these
items appear Tr
gods who sit
as college ad
tn I n istrators.
these maga- Worrall
sines have survived for more
than a century, some with an
extremely tenuous hold."
Some of the older coUcfre humor
magazines, the Harvard Lampoon,
the Yale Record, the Cornell
Widow and the Princeton Tiger,
are featured. From beginnings
This uninhibited humor in
creases the dare of a college
editor's life, and the editor will
ingly submits himself to three
common ordeals meeting the
deadline, paying the printer and
facing the faculty. He would
much rather join Kappa Beta
Phi (scholastic honorary for stu
dents with the lowest averages)
than have his magazine go in
tellectual along with him.
Eenchley's "joe college" boys
and their hip flasks, racoon' coats.
squared hats ana convertibles are
followed on their raucous journey
through college. Every word of
the book or step on the journey is
worth reading and following, un
less you don't like to laugh.
and have been critical. As I un
derstand it, Mr. Epstein believes
"a better method for giving school
spirit a shot in the arm" should be
Perhaps Miss Raymond is a
Carrie Nation. But perhaps she is
instead an Eleanor of Aquitane or
a Joan of Arc or a Florence
But for what purpose does that
left hand corner of second page
exist? To inform, to argue, to cru
sade. These Miss Roymand has
done. And even Miss Krueger is
guilty of this crime.
On The Air
170 ON YOUR DIAL
3:15 Big 7 Sports Scope"
3:30 "Radio Workshop Players"
3:15 "Ag Notes"
4:00 "Something for the Girls"
4:15 "Holiday Inn"
4:30 "Your Top Ten"
5:00 Sign Off
Assistant H ports Editor
TMi la tne xxnal test oi a gentleman: his nnsine. Mn.
. m s.t,. . " , Assistant business Managers. ...
rsspsci, xur muse wuu ue ui uu putssiuio
gr-rrvica to him. William Lyon Phelps.
at 5 p.m. in the Crocs laboratory.
YW Office Staff meets in Ellen
Smith dining room at 5 p.m.
Leader, Barbara Hershberger.
YW Christianity and Social
Problems commission meets in
Ellen Smith Northeast room at 5
p.m. Leader, Nancy Weir.
Junior-Senior council meeting
Ag Union handicraft committees
meet at 7 p.m.
Cosmopolitan club members
meet at 7:15 p.m. in Union lobby
for visit to Wesleyan.
rnaianx meeting, 7:30 pjn- 206
Ruth Raymond i Armory. All members requested
.Don rieper, m. oortoa o be present.
ystrom, Jan Steffen. r . . . .
Mat Hasselhalnh, bally Hull I Herman ciud meets BI i .SV p.m.
Marshall Kuimer,in union parlor X. '
:::iiwS;L rAI,' one-rt cmedy.
....iaie Reynolds 7:30 p.m.. Room 201, Temple.
. .Connie fiord Coffee Discussion hour at 4 p.m.
.....Bob Bhernni.n Unjfm room Subject-
jack ohe! "One Plus One Equals V by
Hum gtupie, Arnold Ktern. iRev. Douglas Clyde.
Mctu ew editor jane sieficn Room 208, Animal Husbandry halL
the Union Faculty lounge at 4 :30 ,s4uch as these cartoonists like Peter
p.m. Barbara Bredthauer, lierJM
I'rt-K. will elect new members. , "A
Benchley, George Santayana and
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
have appeared. These magazines
are almost the only fresh source
of writing and artistic talent avail
able now, so killing them kills this
source. Racy as many of them are,
there are great talents still hiding
within the pages of college humor
The book characterize the aver
age professor as ranking Just south
of poison ivy and leprosy in a stu
dent popularity poll Besides
whacking at profs, the book cov
ers exams f"How I Flunked
Psychology"), parody issues
(Reader's Dijest, with a book se
lection of the Encyclopedia Brit
annica by Clifton Fadiman; Vague,
with well-tempered manners by
Emily Hoax; Esquire, the maga
zine for cavemen); cartoons;
comics (Dick Twathy); "Rip it orl
not by Believely," plays, ("The
Mummy Limps at Midnight"), and
advertising (Which twin has the
Look! Another man twitched to Kentucky Gab'"
the thoroughbred of pipe tobaccos
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