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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Friday, April 25, 1952
Final In Activities?
There will be the bitter tears of disappoint
ment There will be the radiant smiles of triumph.
Thirteen men and five to 20 women will join
the ranks of Innocents and Mortar Board. Ivy
Day festivities will be complete.
To those juniors so honored for outstanding
work in activities it will be the day of ultimate
recognition. To some It may seem a day of fail
ure. The signs have already appeared. Jittery
Juniors are consuming coffee by the gallons.
They are holding hush-hush conferences dis
cussing and prophesying the chances of their
fellow activity workers. Some are pricking up
their ears, some are smiling their brightest
smiles, when Mortar Boards or Innocents ap
pear. And final plans are being laid for the
junior jitters party. On Ivy Day afternoon the
pent-up hopes or fears will be resolved.
To those who will wear the mortar board or
devil's head sincere congratulations are offered in
advance. They have spent three years making a
name for themselves on campus. Some started as
freshmen with Mortar Board or Innocents as
goal for which to fight. Others started with only
an interest in doing something other than study
ingstarted without hopes of recognition. Lost
hours of sleep, too many cigarets and too many
cups of coffee, assignments done between classes
and mass' meetings will add up to Ivy Day honors
Mortar Boards and Innocents have chosen as
their successors those juniors who they believe
are the outstanding campus leaders. Every
other student should have nothing but praise and
respect for those who will be tapped or tackled
on Ivy Day.
To those who have fought and failed it need
not be a day of despair. It is true that some who
will not join the elite circle will see the hopes of
two or three years shattered within a space of one
o. two brief hours. Those who have this feeling
of absolute failure should not leave Ivy Day fes
tivities as bitter and disillusioned juniors. They
must search their own minds and prove that those
selected might have spent more time in activities,
or done more outstanding work, or had higher
. . . Oh, Ivy Day
averages. They must realize that they have not
failed their final exam in activities, for there is
no final exam. "Nines" will be given to those
who are chosen on the basis of their over-all
years' work, but many with "seven or eight aver
ages" will be close behind. Those with "sevens"
and "eights" must realize that they too have con
tributed much to this campus. Praise for their
activities remains with all who knew them. They
must not feel that their useful campus life is over,
One year, five years, or ten years after May
3, 1952 many of those chosen as Mortar Boards
and Innocents may be leading extremely suc
cessful lives. Many may not. Many of those
who were not chosen may be leading equally
successful lives. Many may not
Those juniors with jitters must realize that
their futures are not hanging from a thread which
will be broken or strengthened on the afternoon
of Ivy Day. The highest reward for activity
workers is all that will be granted.
Ivy. Day is festival day. It is a day of recog
nition. It is a day of joy. Let it not be a day of
bitter tears. S. A.
When a staff meniber of The Daily NebrasKan
is honored, it is with pride that other membrs look
to his accomplishment. This time the recognition
came to Charles Gomon, Daily Nebraskan news
columnist, who has been appointed to West Point
Gomon, who will spend four years at the
academy, was told the news under a rather pe
culiar circumstance. While waiting to begin a
discussion on a pian for a future defense pro
gram for youth at his hometown, Norfolk, his
younger sister arrived with the news. The oc
casion was rather timely Gonton was uphold
ing the merits of a strong professional army for
the future defense.
And, appropriately enough, when the chair
man introduced Gomon, the last speaker, it was
with these words: "And now we'll hear from the
Pentagon." The statement caused quite an up
roar with the audience.
The Daily Nebraskan will lose an excellent
staff member, but it is with pride that we wish
him well on his new adventure. J. K.
Culture At NU
The library at the University used to be housed
in Architectural hall.
Perhaps the one person really responsible for
the present building is a soft spoken old gentle
man who has headed the College of Arts and
Sciences for 20 years Dr. Charles H. Oldfather.
Dr. Oldfather, who is leaving the University in
June, saw that something should be done to give
this campus the type of library that it deserved.
He headed a committee which worked four or five
years planning the Ideal library. When the
... For 20 Years
Another campus tradition that owes its exis
tence to the work of Dr. Oldfather is the Uni
versity Memorial service which honors faculty
members who have died. This service i typical
of the type of thing Dr. Oldfather would origin
ate. He has a deep Interest in his students, his
position and his University. His life, he said,
"Is just one committee meeting after another."
Since his selection as dean, he has served as
chairman of the Rhodes scholarship committee.
The Rhodes scholarship entitles the recipient one
uonaia i ix)ve estate was given to the University year's study at Oxford. Dr. Oldfather also served
to be used on a new building, everything was as chairman of the committee on instructual poli-
ready to go. As Dr. Oldfather put it, "the foot- cies and practices which surveyed any changes
ings could have been poured two days after the that might be made in the instructional system,
money was available." This committee instituted a new grading system
The addition of this library has been one of that is "similar to the one we have now."
the most significant advances of the University , jl.
building program. It has been a great help to
the students here who, the dean said, "are
seriously Interested In wanting to get an educa
tion." It has been his job to see that a broad base of
the humanities and sciences is available for these
students. A dean builds a good college by build
ing the best possible faculty. Many of the mem
bers of Dr. Oldfather's faculty are recognized
throughout the nation as outstanding in their
But his life is not just one for scholarly pur
suits Dr. Oldfather is just as human as the
history he teaches. At one time he and his
nephew won the doubles championship in the Lin
coln tennis tournament. He has played a lot of
golf in "the low 80's."
Dr. Oldfather Is interested in university stu
dents and he defines university students as those
"individuals interested in things of the mind."
By the REV. REX KNOWLES
After a not overly religious upbringing, four
years in a not enthusiastically religious college,
surrounded by frankly agnostic friends, it is a con
tinually amazing surprise to me that I can be a
humble student of Christ
The small babe of Bethlehem brings me the
message of love. The young boy of Nazareth
teaches me obedience and humble service. The
man of Galilee inspires me by his example and
gracious teaching. The Savior of Calvary pro
vides for my salvation. The risen Lord of the
resurrection offers daily fellowship with a living
This Jesus is a Person, a solid historical fact.
He is not a myth, but a man who lived on earth
with a place in history and a date in time. This
means a lot to me because it means my spiritual
ideals are not part of some insubstantial dream;
because in my game of follow the leader I am
following, not a will of the wisp, but a real man,
richly, vividly, completely human. That is why
I find him so close. That is why his words speak
so clearly to me.
This Jesus is a Power. Men rose to follow him
From Munsan, Korea, each day comes a news
tory that goes something like ". , . flurry of un
usual activity . . . but not Indication of any solid
progress." Reminiscent, to a certain extent, of the
busy work so characteristic of some University
activities. There is much to be done much that
could and must be done. Tragic to soldiers in
Korea; disheartening to University progress.
The Taft-Elsenhower battle for primary
votes appears like it will become a neck-and-Beck
race before the Republican party's nomin
ating convention this summer. Ike won la
Pennsylvania bat Taft might get most of that
- state's 70 delegates. Eisenhower forces are aim
ing for an eastern block of delegate votes which
might foul up the Taft machinery. They're off
and running and the momentum of this race
looks like it will bring both Taft and Elsen.
bower spilling onto the convention floor they
can't possibly stop sow
Gome persons do first, think afterward,
and thea repent f orever,--Secker.
. . . Not A Myth
without hesitation. He took a tragic death and
made of it a new path to reach the heart of God
and the hearts of men. He is more powerful today
than he was in Galilee nineteen centuries ago.
This Jesus Is a Promise. Hovering over all
this agonized world is his vision of the Kingdom
of God. He made, the vision real, and he will yet
make it true. Because of his persistent gentle
spirit its cotning is as Inevitable as the seasons.
This is his world and he will yet have his way in
This Jesus is a Presence. He comes closer to
me the farther I travel. No barrier can hinder
his presence. And here today he stands, a chal
lenge to the heart of every individual. He said
he would be withdrawn and yet would remain
intimately with his friends. I have found it so.
This is Jesus Christ a person, a power, a
promise, and a presence a fact, a force, our
future and our friend.
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Thursday, -the "seniors
with guts" published their
slate of candidates for class
officer and Student Council
positions. This is a complete
revelation for the campus to
have one party's slate publi
cized openly and may the
Faction take note of this
Why not come out in the open
with something everyone
knows about, but only talks
about in whispers. What are
you afraid of? Is it your own
rreaiction: i woman's oe a
surprised to see a non-faction
You can real
ly pick 'em,
They say it
is a women's
world, but just
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I know it says "loving cup" Mother Brownwell, but I won
it in a dancing contest."
Players, Pennant Possibly
Now that the baseball season Is
underway, an anxious public is
waiting to see horn the various
baseball writers fared in their
ladies are leading the world to the1"1 Predictions of things to
. . i come. v-v t
writers, such as
J. G. Taylor f
Here's to bigger and better Stu
dent Council meetings similar to Spink, Dan
the one held last Wednesday. I'm DanieL Oscar
afraid a national league baseball Fraley, Grant'
umpire would have a pretty hard land Rce, Joe
one. Council Keicnier,
members threw everything but
pop bottles and when the smoke
finally cleared, they had re-writ
ten for the third time one sub
section in their by-laws.
Like the man said, "evolution
With all the corruption and ex
poses coming out of Washington,
prison revoults and politicking
going on In the country, I read
with relish an article published
in a small town Nebraska news
paper. It showed a little faith, that
mere was stin a strong founda
tion under the shambles. The col
umn ended like this: "throueh
the bitter differences of opinion
and the scandalous conducts and
the sham and hypocrisy of the en
tire system and the inefficiencies
and wastes that drain our pocket
books and strain our patience
there isn't a better government in
the world. You can complain
when you want to, fight with your
neighbors, call Truman a bum,
spit on the sidewalk and wear
your hat at a cocky angle with
relatively little threat of being
tossed into jail. This may not be
the best country in the world, but
it'll do until something better
What are you doing May 5?
Ward, Karsall '
Kushner and f
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bach have i X
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tal balls to see who will win the
pennants and various Dawn,
as dk A
So. grazing into my crystal ball,
here are ine various r
penings as I see them:
Umpire of the year, Scotty Robb.
Batboy of the year, Lyle Porter,
Racial! commissioner of the
The World Series will not be
between the Chicago Cubs and the
Eddie Gadel. midget formerly
,;. ih St. Louis Browns, will
not win the American League
Rex Barney, formerly with the
Rrooklvn Dodcers will not win the
National Leaeue "player of the
Bobby Feller, Cleveland Indians
pitcher, will not win the Amer
ican Leaeue batting title. '
Red Rolfe, Detrot Tigers, will
not be named manager ol the year.
The Lincoln Athletics will be
the Western League team most
likely to be rained out
Leon Brinkhopf, of the Chi
cago Cubs will not be the goat
of the World Series by dropping
a ball in the ninth inning.
The World Series will last
either four, five, six or seven
Larry Jansen, of the New
York Giants will not win the
National League batting title.
Here are two "all-star teams"
which will probably never be
First base, Hank Arft, St.
Second base, Gerry Priddy,
Third base, Hank Majeski,
Shortstop, Tommy Upton,
Right field, Vic Werti, Detroit
Center field, Irv Noren, Wash
Left field, Taffy Wright, St.
Catcher, Joe Tipton, Philadel
Pitcher, Bobo Newsom, Wash
First base, George Metkovich,
Second base, Sebastian Sisti,
Third base, Ed Mathews,
Third base, Ed Mathews, Bos
Shortstop, Jack Cusick, Bos
Right Field, Bob Borkowski,
Center Field, Willie Mays,
New York Giants (leaving for
Left Field, Jack Mayo, Phil
adelphia Phillies. ,
Catcher, Clyde McCullough,
Pitcher, Rex Barney, Brook
Julie Belt -
Lutheran Student service, Alvin
M. Peterson, paster Fri1y to
Sunday Regional Ashram at
Camp- Covenant Cedars, Stroms
berg; leave from 1440' Q on Fri
day afternoon. Sunday 5 p.m.,
ritv LSA at First Lutheran
church, 17th and A streets, a cost
supper followed Dy a mm, -Ke-uion
in Berlin," at 6:15 p.m.; 6:30
P.m., Ag LSA, cost ftuppiu- 101,
lowed Dy tne mm ai i.ou. lues
1:30 p.m., meet at union lor
Friendship picnic at Floneers
park. Wednesday 4 p.m.,. class
"Missions in 1st Century" at 1440
Q. Thursday 7:15 p.m., choir
Wesfey Foundation, 1417 R
street, Richard W. Nutt, pastor.
Friday to Sunday, election of of
ficers; polls open between 12 noon
and 9 p.m., each day. Saturday
2:30 p.m., Wesley Players busi
ness meeting; practice at 3 p.m.
Sunday 3:30 p.m., Sigma Theta
Epsilon initiation at St. Paul
church; 5:30 p.m., Wesley Fire
sides. Tuesday 7:15 p.m., Sigma
Theta Epsilon election of officers.
Wednesday 7 p.m., Wesley Worship.
Baptist Student Fellowship, 315
North 15th street, Rev. C. B.
Howells, pastor. Sunday - 4:30
p.m., Pioneers picnic, meet at stu
dent house first. Friday, May 2,
annual senior banquet; w. J.
Niben of Calvary Baptist, church
in Omaha is guest speaker.
Lutheran (Missouri Synod
Sunday 10:45 a.m., worship, Un
ion, Room 315; Anthem by choir
under direction of Harry GiesseU
man; 5:30 p.m., Gamma Delta
meets in YMCA lounge, Temple
building, beginning with cost Fup
per. Sunday Mav 4 Lord's Sup
per to be celebrated in worship;
registration after worship; Sunday
6 p.m., annual student-alumni
banquet, Parlors XYZ, Union.
Why not be a sport nd give out
with the names? I can't remember
them all and the list will help me
remember at the poles.
Non-faction membr pro faction.
'Round The Campus
SK's, Middies, BP's, Sammies,
Phi Delts Add Up To Big Weekend
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Whether you're a saint or sin
ner, the Sigma Kappas say you're
welcome to their annual 'Saints
and Sinners" house party this
The main floor of the Sigma
will be dec
will look like
Hell (I didn't
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this). I want
the fact that
this Is not
n n a t ii m
Picking out their halos and
pitchforks will be: L. J. Olsen
and Barry Thompson; Marti Strat
bucker and Red Thibault; Harri
ett Harvey and Howard Tracy;
Carlv Roeers and Bob Viehmeyer;
Jan Bull and Stan Sipple; Faye
Oraham and Randy McCune;
Norma Erickson and Denny Kno-
olk: Liz Bredthauer and kick r.g-
gert; Mary Lou Ginn with Dick
Baumeister; Norma Ehgle with
Dave Brandon: Ginny Holloway
and Chuck Huestls; Marlene Dum-
ke and Owen Otto; itutn Ann
Richmond and Charles Peterson.
The SDirit of John Paul Jones
will invade1 the University cam
nus tomorrow ntght when the
midshinmen of the Naval Reserve
Officers Trainlne Corps Unit
fNROTC. to you) holds its annual
Navy dance. The middies will De
in uniform and their dates will
wear formals. Attendance Is re
ctriMort to the midshipmen and
their dates, the instructional staff
and their wives and a seiectea list
of cuests. I'll have some date
news on the dance next column
The Brown Palace Is holding
Its annual dinner dance at Cot
ner Terrace tomorrow evening.
One of the features of the ban
co et will be the presentation
of the new Brown Palace offi
cers, who are: Fred Cox, presi
dent; Don Ostendorf, vice presi
dent; Louis Schoen, secretary;
Larry Dane, treasurer; J. Mi
chael Wfaalen, steward; Eugene
Harnlsh, house manager: Jim
Some of the dates to the dance
Include: Walt Hosick and Lucetta
Jilg; Joe Chase and Pat Gibson;
Hank Baum with Darlene Krafka;
Gene Herman and Pat Peck; Dick
Shubert with Helen Wleseman;
Bemle Borowfak and Annie Lee;
Haight with Jeanette
Mundhenke; Joe Huckfeldt and
with Vera Humphrey; Eldon Shu
ey and Lola Monia; Gordon Swepe
and Polly Gould; Edgar Smith and
They cancelled the flood so the
Sammies could finally have their
lawn party Saturday night
Some of the dates to the lawn
party include: Marv Kohll and
Di Cooper; Jerry Spitzer and Shir
ley Noodell; Dave Cohen and Sally
Solomon; Gerry Fellman and Hel
ene Sherman; Bart Rochman and
Leta Werner; Ray Pred and San
dra Fischer; Moe Lipton and Bar
bara Turek; Squeak Zveitel and
Joey Margolin; Joe Kahn and Car
ole Marx; Don Silverman and
Connie Piatt; Jim Stern and Bert
The Phi Delts are holding
their annual spring formal this
evening at Cotner Terrace.
Some of the Phi Delts and their
dates are: Jim Oltver with Jo
O'Brien; Jim Donelan and Phyllis
Colbert; Ken Fisher with Barb
Zimmerman (Omaha); Don Wahl
and Janie Torrey (Omaha); Keith
Glorfield and Judy Flansburg;
Bill Hamsa and Joan Roe; Owen
Beach and Mary Belle Baldwin;
Chick Battey with Betsy Lieber;
Bob Gilmore and Joyce Ftnney;
Tony Winey with Barbara Turner;
Gordon Peterson and Jody Seifert;
Eldon Lovell and Carol Else;
Randy Ayer and Mary Flynn;
Louie Roper and Shirley Leding
ham; Irv Thode and Ruthe Jew
ett; Bill Harris and Joy Wachal;
Bob Volz and Barbara Bell; Steve
McKenzie with Barb Anderson.
Got some engagements of, big
interest to reannounce. Cigars and
chocolates were passed respectiv
ely by Jerry Johnson and Lois
Larson to announce their engage
Marilyn Cook Is also wearing a
diamond. She announced her en
gagement tb Charles Stuber last
mg when Jo Berry announced her
Congratulations are also In
order for Dee Irwin who an
nounced her engagement to Lt.
John Jacobson, who Is now sta
tioned in Fort Riley, Monday
The Gamma Phis also received
a pleasant surprise Monday even-
engagement to Jim Schleiger.
E-Week convocation, 11 a.m.,
Interviews for post-graduate
training as U.S. air force weather
officers in Union.
YW Fine Arts commission, 4
I p.m., Ellen Smith southeast room,
Elaine Smithberger, leader,
i YW Goals and Values group,
! Ellen Smith southeast room,
leader, Norma Lotnrop.
Tri Scl essay contest entries due
in Room 109 B Social Science
Cotton and Denim dance, 9 p.m.,
College Activities building.
Street dance sponsored by Union
on R street between 14 and 15,
Applications for Medical college
admissions test due at educational
testing services, Princeton, N. J.
Tassels filings due at noon in
Union or Ag Union.
Farmers Fair barbecue, 5 p.m.,
southwest of College Activities
Cosmopolitan Club box sapper
with Wesleyan International Re
flations club at Wesleyan, 6 p.m.
I Farmers Fair free square dance,
8:30 p.m, College Activities build
Wesley Foundation officers elec
tion at Methodist student house
On The Air
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S:00 "Mnslc from Everyhere"
3:15 "Campus Ys"
8:30 "Comparing Notes"
3:45 "Radio Workshop Players"
4:00 "Musical Grab Bag"
4:15 "This Week On Campus"
4:30 "Garretson's Waxworks"
4:45 "Pretty Girl Is Like a
5:00 Sign Off.
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