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AWS Rule Change
Rales governing women's
closing hours have been Changed
by Associated Women Students.
Women may stay out until 1
a.m. for the Military Ball Fri
day but they will observe a
12:30 a.m. deadline Saturday.
The election of six Eligible
Bachelors, previously scheduled
for this week, has been post
poned. When a place suitable
for presentation of the winners
has been chosen, the election
date will be released.
Voice of a Great Midwestern Pnlrwsity
VOL. 52 No. 52
Tuesday, December 2, 1952
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If Snowed Despite
By PAT PECK
"Let it snow, let it snow, let
it snow, the man said.
As a matter of fact what
else can you do?
University students deter
mined to get home for Thanks
giving vacation were forced to
let it snow, but they tried to out
run it, outguess it and if all else
failed to outlast it.
Discounting the fortunate
people who were able to leave
the campus on Monday night
and get home with a minimum
of trouble, the panic began early
Tuesday morning. Worried par
ents, looking over breakfast
eggs into the face of a snow
storm, began calling University
offspring with the news that the
family car was going to remain
in the garage and they had bet
ter catch a train or bus.
Students slushed along through
a harmless looking wet snow to
early Tuesday classes, but the
panic was growing. Halls in worn
en's houses were filled with tear-
xui, lermiea, iiurryuig siuucms.
Telephone lines were tied up with
a dozen Janes trying to call a
dozen Joes to see if departure
schedules had changed. Cabs were
as hard to get as cokes in Ant-
artica and a one-hour delay had
been clamped on all long-distance
The first thought In hundreds
of minds seemed to be to get
outside the city limits of Lin
coln as soon as possible. Stu
dents piled on to early buses,
many to spend the night sitting
stalled on snow-blocked high
ways. As always, in spite of
Due Dec. 8
Each House To Select
Two TNC Candidates
Scripts for Coed Follies' skits
must be turned in to Janet Steffen
by 5 p.m. Monday. Names of skit
masters and Typical Nebraska
Coed nominees are also due at
Each organised women's
house will submit two TNC
Finalists may be selected by a gag,
committee composed ol Associated
Women Students Board members
and faculty representatives, ac
cording to Miss Steffen, Coed Fol
lies chairman. Each candidate
must have a 5.5 weighted average,
be registered for at least 12 hours
and be a sophomore, junior or
Scripts for the skits will be
read to make sure that there
are no duplication of ideas. Acts
should conform to the "travel"
theme of this year's show. They
will be judged on cleverness,
originality, audience appeal,
polish and costumes.
Houses must also submit Mon
day an alphabetical list of all who
might participate in the skit so
that each can be checked for eli
gibility. Participants muft be car
rying 12 hours and have no scho
Highway Patrol warnings and
obvious visibility-zero, hundreds
of cars headed out of town.
Some of them are still buried in
By 4 p.m. all buses running out
of Lincoln had been cancelled.
Several students bound for Des
Moines, la., had bought tickets
and were on board a bus waning
for it to leave when it was can
celled. Gathering up their lug
gage they ran the distance to the
train depot, through the storm,
and caught the train leaving for
Des Moines. They did not even
have time to purchase tickets.
They numbered among the
more fortunate students, iviany,
who attempted to drive home later
in the afternoon were turned
back, not by road conditions, but
because they could not see. These
students, the students who had
planned to travel by bus and those
whose parents could not come
after them met at the train de
pot. Trains scheduled to arrive at
6 p.m. could carry most of them
to their destinations.
The station was crowded with
students who entertained them
selves by braving the storm to
go across the street for coffee,
playing bridge, and clapping
everybody else on the back with
the familiar question, "How did
you get here?"
The trains, three of them,
postponed for twenty more min
utes at twenty-minute intervals,
finally arrived about three
hours late. Students had been
packed like sardines against the
doors to the platform. They
perched precariously on luggage
guaranteed for such emergen
cies, complained of the heat and
sang through the list of old
songs reserved for such occa
sions. Several men, whose gray
ing temples indicated that they
were not University students
stood quietly in the bedlam and
shook their heads.
The group poured into the
trains, which had been almost
empty until arrival in Lincoln.
Once on board, tne cecics oi caras
came out again and bridge and
bedlam continued. As the train
traveled west through several
small towns it nicked up students
who had started to drive and had
been forced to abandon their cars.
The hail was standard, "Hi Bob,
where's your automobile." Also
the answer, "In a snowbank."
The new arrivals had obviously
packed to travel by car. Stacks
of sliDDerv books, cardboard boxes
and garment bags filled the lug-
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Thanksgiving vacation was spent partially in Lincoln bv hundreds of Uni
versity students. This group of coeds at the Residnce Halls for Women Is typical of the sufferers. Har
riet and Marcia Greenlee (kneeling left) tried three times to get home by automobile and train. They
got as far as Omaha once on their way to Pierce. Mrs. Harold Herse and Marilyn Herse (standing,
left) had car trouble. Mrs. Herse's car overturned about 10 miles from Lincoln on Highway 34.
The four seated on their suitcases are (left to right) Grace Havey, Barbara Johnson, Imogcne
Barry and Peggy Larson who were turned back by the storm while trying to drive home.
Housemothers Also Stranded
In Thanlcsaivina Snow Storm
By PAT PECK
Storms are no respecter of per
sons. Housemothers were snowed in
and snowed under by storm con
fusion as well as were their
charges.. Some of their exper
iences match those of the students
and they will have tales to tell
Luck was with those who
managed to get aboard a train.
Many students spent the night
and most of the next day in
stalled cars, at farmhouses, fill
ing stations and roadhouses.
(Continued on Page 4.)
Shultz To Address
Dr. C. Bretrand Schultz, Pro
fessor of Geology and Director of
the University State Museum, will
talk to the University chapter of
Sigma Xi, Scientific honorary, Dec.
9 7:30 at Bessey hall auditorium.
' Dr. Schultz will talk on the sub
ject, "Time stations in the Pleisto
cene." The meeting is open to the public.
P. M. Headlines
By STAFF WRITER
Ike Meets With Appointees
NEW YORK Eisenhower met with his appointees but their
subject of discussion was not announced. Tlose who called on the
President-Elect included John Foster Dulles secretary of state ap
pointee: Arthur Vandenberg Jr., administrative assistant; Harold
Stassen, Mutual Security Agency director-appointee; Wlnthrop Aid
rich, appointed as ambassador to Great Britain; and Dr. Gabriel
House, member-to-be of the White House administrative staff.
Sunday Eisenhower met with Nelson Rockefeller, Dr. Arthur
S. Flcmming and Dr. Milton Eisenhower. After the meeting, it was
announced that the three men would represent the President-elect
as a committee in a private study of governmental organization.
Rockefeller is former assistant secretary of state and coordinator
of inter-American affairs. Flemmlng, president of Ohio Wesley an
University, is chairman of the Manpower Policy Committee of the
Office of Defense Mobilization. Elsenhower, the general's brother,
is president of Pennsylvania State College.
Pro-French Win Soar Majority
BONN, GERMANY Voters in the disputed Saar basin did not
comply with the wishes of the German parliament. Ninety per cent
of the eligible voters went to the polla to elect a new CO-membcr pro
French parliament. The German administrative body had asked Saar
voters to boycott the election or to cast feivalid ballots. This was
to combat the ruling by the pro-French Saar government which
would permit the three pro-German parties to participate in the elec
tion. Only 25 per cent of the ballots were Invalid which Is not
unusual In this area.
Valid ballots gave a majority of 55 per cent to the regime led by
pro-French Minister President Johannes Hoffman. Pro-French So
cialists received 17 per cent. Communists who campaigned as "pro
German" got 9 per cent.
Last Of WW I Big Four Dies
ROME Vittorio Emanuele Orlando died Monday night. He was
the last of the Big Four of World War I Wilson, Clemanceau, Lloyd
George and Orlando. They were the framers of the Versailles
Treaty. The 92-year-old Italian statesman died after a week's ill
ness. He once was considered one of Italy's most eloquent orators
and one of Europe's greatest Jurists.
CIO Fighting Battle Of Leaders
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. CIO leaders fought a behind-the-scenes
battle over a new president at the opening of the labor organiza
tion's 14th annual convention. They argued who should succeed
the late President Philip Murray Walter Reuther, president of the
Auto Workers Union, or Executive Vice President Allan S. Hay
wood. The balance of power appeared to lie with the uncommitted
Rubber Workers Union. Union officials were striving to settle on
one candidate acceptable to both sides.
Mamie Visits Bess
WASHINGTON Mrs. Dwlght Eisenhower called on Mrs. Harry
Truman at the White House Monday. The purpose of the visit was
to give Mamie Elsenhower a chance to examine the 54-room man
sion which she and her husband will occupy after Jan, 20.
To Be Named
The 1952 Activity Queen will be
presented at the All University
Fund auction Dec. 10 which will
be in the Union Ballroom from 7
to 9 p.m.
Tickets will be sold starting
Dec. 8 by AUF board members for
25 cents each at organized houses
and also at the door.
Bob Bachman will auctioneer
the event. He was also auction
eer for the 1951 auction.
The queen will be choosen Dec.
9. Basis for Judging is participa
tion in activities, poise and per
The six finalists and the ac
tivity they represent are: Jan
Harrison; The Daily Nebraskan;
Jean Steffen. YWCA; Muriel
Pickett, Coed Counselors; Nancy
Hemphill, Union; Donna Elliot,
Associated Women Students;
and Winifred Stolz, Barb Activ
ities Board for Women.
Past Activity Queens are: Julie
Johnson. 1950; and Sue Holmes,
The purpose of the
auction is "to ada an extra bit
to the AUF and also to entertain
the students as a token of ap
preciation for their giving,"
Harriet Wenke, chairman of.
special events, said.
Profits from the 1951 auction
Included in the items sold at
the 1951 auction pledged classes;
queens, kings, faculty members,
an issue ot The Dally Nebraskan,
and a variety of food.
that will fit the "can you top this"
Mrs. S. S. Gibson, Phi Theta
housemother, had her plane
ticket purchased and planned to
fly from Omaha to her home in
Owatonna, Minn., at 3 p.m.
Tuesday. AH planes were
ground sd. Changing her plans to
fit weather conditions she left
Tuesday noon by automobile
1th Bill Sturges, Keith Colson
and Jan Harrison. The foursome
headed for Sioux City, la. They
spent three hours stalled in a
ditch near Winnebago. Colson's
father came from Sioux City to
pull them out. They arrived at
the depot five minutes too late
to catch the train for Owatonna
that Mrs. Gibson and Miss Har
rison had planned to take.
After waiting all night in the
depot, they caught a; train at 6
a.m. This took t :m within forty
miles of their destination. Mrs.
Gibson's family met her there and
they drove through c... ..jr bliz
zard to reach Owatonna at 7
p.m. Wednesday. The return trip
by train was easy, Mrs. Gibson
reports. She returned with the
same group by car from Sioux
City. The last 25 miles back were
"awful," Mrs. Gibson said.
At the Residence Halls for
Women, the four housemothers
were divided in their luc!:. Mrs.
R. H. Ilastain left early for Chi
cago, sne dia not know tnere naa
been a sfbrm until the return trip
when the auto in which she was
riding stalled three times.
Katharine Parks who planned
to drive to Jacksonville, 111., never
left ' the dormitory. Mrs. Adele
Hurley left Lincoln for Loup Citv
Tuesday. She was forced to return
to Lincoln, but succeeded in
reaching her destination Wednes
Neither was prepared for
what struck Tuesday evening,
Miss Parks reported. Fifty girls
were present for an unscheduled
supper Tuesday. Miss Ruth
Meierhenry, business director,
managed a lunch of tomato
soup, cheese, bread and apples.
She also served breakfast Wed
nesday morning, although all
the cooks had been dismissed.
Wednesday lunch was a repeat
of the Tuesday evening supper.
The switchboard operator was
dismissed at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday
when there was a lull in phone
calls. No sooner was his back
turned than the housemothers
found themselves playing the part
of telephone operators and errand
girls trying to locate missing coeds
for scared-to-death parents.
Wednesday morning at 3 a.m.
Miss Parks wa' called to the front
door to admit Marcia and Har
riet Greenlee who had gone to
Omaha and returned in despair
when they could not get a train.
Thanksgiving dinner for Miss
Parks was eaten with Elanor Guil
liatt and Darlene Spangler, two
girls who were marooned with
her and consisted of a breakfast
of sweet rolls, fruit juice and cof
fee eaten at noon. Friday night,
(Continued on Page 4.)
Campus' Main Topic
By TOM WOODWARD
More than 870 University
students were left stranded in
Lincoln by the sudden snow
storm which blanketed the en
tire state during the Thanks
"It took us three days to go 100
miles," "we sat in a snow drift for
a whole night," and many other
similar comments are filling the
air on the University campus.
The big snow storm put tight
clamps on travel throughout the
state by clogging roads, and
stopping rail and bus lines.
Many who waited for their last
class to end had no chance to
leave Lincoln, and those who
left early merely wound up
stranded between their homes
Lee Meyners. who went to the
game Friday, Nov. 21, in a char
tered plane said. "It took us 4Vi
hours to get to Oklahoma, and five
days to get back."
Meyners said that he had
planned to return the day after
the game, but the flying fields
were closed because of fog.
When the fog did not lift on
Monday he decided to take a
bus back to Lincoln.
"The bus got as far as Man-
hatten, Kan. and we were snowed
in," he said. He waited until
Wednesday. Meyners said, when
the bus company announced that
they would not be able to move
the bus for two days.
Some of us waiting at the
depot got together and char
tered a plane for Lincoln," he
said. Meyners added that he fi
nally arrived at his home in
Omaha on Thursday.
Sandra Daley of Broken Bow
said that she arrived at her home
without having trouble, but her
cumeuitles began when she at
tempted to aid in delivering the
man near ner nome. Miss Daley
saia tnat sne went to Broken Bow
to pick up her family's mail, and
aiso some ot the neighbors mail
She was going to deliver the
mail on horseback, but the horse
had not been ridden for some
time, and objected to the plan.
Riding an unruly horse and
holding a large bag of mall did
not combine to make an easy
job, she said.
Jayne Gorton of Tecumseh said
that she left in a car with Phyllis
Sherman, Sue Kirkman, and Jim
Feese at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Miss
Gorton said that they succeeded
in getting three miles out of Lin
coln when they came upon a car
YW 'Hanging Of The Greens'
Planned For Tuesday Night
YWCA's traditional "Hanging
of the Greens" will take place
Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Ellen Smith
YW members will participate
in decorating the 12-foot Christ
mass tree in the main room of
Ellen Smith. Other decorations
will be throughout the build
ing. Following the "Hanging of the
Greens," Rose Mary Castner will
lead the group in caroling.
Khriln Tlrnwn and
The auction will begin at 6:30,berg will act as the violin min
Next pn the program will be
a vocal quartet number con
sisting of Mary Lou Beelman,
Pat Felger, Jo Sorensen and
Judy Scchnert will play a piano
solo and a Christmas reading will
bo given by Kathleen O'Donel.
A vocal solo by Marjorle Dan
ley will conclude the program.
Refreshments will be served
after the program.
YWCA members and the advis
ory board members may attend
the annual event.
Group To Hear
The first all-University Athletic
Banquet will ie held Tuesday at
omo p.m. in the union Ballroom
to honor University athletes.
Fred T. Dawson, head Corn
husker football coach from 1921
1924 will be the guest speaker.
Chancellor R. G. Gustavson will
present all active N-Club mem
bers will certificates of recogni
tion from the University.
The dinner was first suggested
by Chancellor Gustavson at an
All-University Convocation Oct. 8.
A student committee headed by
Joy Wachal Is sponsoring the ban
quet. Other committee members
are Rocky Yapp, Elaine Esch, Ira
Epsein and Glenn Beerline.
All N-Club members, coaches,
the Board of Regents, the Athletic
Board and the deans of all colleges
will be guests at the banquet.
Tickets will be on sale Tues
day for $1. at the City and Ae
Unions and the Ag Finance office.
aaaglffitein) T Address
Frank-McNaughton, author and
congressional reporter for Time
magazine, will speak at a Journal
ism convocation Thursday at 4
p.m. in Love Library auditorium.
"Covering Washington for
Wahoq Civil Service Position
Open To Qualified Students
Students interested in federal
employment at the Nebraska Ord
nance Plant at Wahoo, may ap
ply for a Job as Inspector of am
According to the United
States Civil Service Examiners'
two years" of experience Is re
quired for wanes of 11.43 an
hour, and three years for wages
of $1.53. Experience should he
in the Inspection of Ordnnnce
materials or closely relafed
fields, or may be substituted
by the following::
One year of study in engineer
ing or chemistry, physics, elec
trical measurement or statistics
for nine months of experience;
graduation from an accredited
four-year high school for 12
months xpericnce; or experience
in a mechanical trade up to a
maximum of two years.
Applicants must have reached
their 18th birthday, the officfa's
said, and must be physically
able to perform the duties of
Forms may be obtained from
the Executive Secretary, Board
of U.S. Civil Service Examiners,
Nebraska Ordnance Plant, Wa
hoo, any first or second-lass post
ifi. Ida DlrvMnr Flrrhfh
United States Civil Service He- staff.
gion, St. Paul, Minnesota.' In
Time," the topic of his talk, will
mark the third in a monthly series
of speakers on current news prob
lems sponsored by the University
School of Journalism..
McNaughton is a graduate of
the University of Missouri and he
had worked on newspapers in
Wyoming, Oklahoma, Nebraska
and Louisiana as crime and court
reporter and covered politics at
the start of the late Hue Long's
In 1932 he Joined the United
Press reporting staff in New
Orleans and was later trans
ferred to Oklahoma City and
Kansas City.' He covered' politics
and the legislature in Oklahoma
and did a great deal of report
ing on activities of various un
derworld characters including
Pretty Boy Floyd, Wilbur Un
derbill, Alhcrt Bates and Machine-gun
Kelly. He then went
to Washington, D. C, where he
headed the United Tress house
1941 McNaughton Joined
Time's staff. He was a regular
member of "Meet the Press" panel
in 1950 to 1951. In addition to
being congressional reporter he
covered the work of the Atomic
Energy Commission and the Su
preme Court for Time and wrote
36 cover stories for the magazine.
Twenty years of reporting and
H years as congressional reporter
for Time, McNaughton has cov
ered Congress longer than many
Congressmen have been there and
known many Senators well in
cluding Paul Douglas, Estes Ke
fauver, Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
and Arthur Vandenberg, Jr.
A regular visitor and reporter
at the -White House, he also
came to know President Tru
man well and wrote two books
about him, "This Man Truman"
and "Harry Truman, President.'
In 1951 McNaughton was chief
commentator on Time-sponsored
telecasts of the Kefauvor crime
Investigation hearings in New
York, which won the Sylvania
award of the year. (
in the middle of the road, and
that they walked along the road
until a farmer picked them up and
iook tnem to rus nouse.
"We Ktavprt tVipro that n'frVit.
and in the morning walked to the
nignway. we stayed at another
farm house the next night, but
were able to ppt t.hf rnr nut of tv
ditch the next day," she added.
The progress of the group was
further hinrtfrpr! wim Vio rag
spring broke, and they were all
iorcea to sit in tne iront seat.
Amy raimer, of Steele City,
also spent most of her vacation
trying to get home. Miss Palmer
left Lincoln at 2 p.m. Tuesday
in a car driven by Mike Korff.
"We eot to ITifrhlanrl P.n.
about 16 miles north of Beatrice,
wnen we got stuck. We stayed in
a lour room house with about 70
other .people," she stated.
The next mnmlntr tha cnvnr
plow came through and opened up
the hiehwav to Reatrifp. hut Turia
Palmer could go no further than
rairDury wnere she was to meet
'Mv Darents had tint hom itl
to drive to Fairbury, so I stayed
in xseairice," sne said.
Miss Palmer said that she fi
nally arrived in Steele City on
Friday afternoon, after spending
two days in Beatrice at the
home of friends.
Martha Cook, of RontrW c;4
that she had left Lincoln about 2
p.m. Tuesday in a car with Blythe
Thompson, and they were able to
drive to Highland Center where
tney were caught in a large traf
fic jam. The battery in the car
went dead, and thpv
to walk to a small cafe in High-
"We staved at thp oat rith
about 70 other people. There was
room to sit on the floor, but that
was about all," she said.
ine care served food to all
the marooned drivers, and all
were able to leave after the
snow plows came through the
Also among those stranded at
Highland Center were four men,
from Kansas State University who
had been trying to go home for
the holidays. They had driven
through the storm for a long dis
tance, but were unable to pass the
traffic snarl at Highland Center. '
Marilyn Tyson, of Murray,
Nebraska, said that she left
Tuesday at 3 p.m. and succeeded
in getting about 14 miles out
side of Lincoln before the car
was stalled along the highway.
She said that they had picked
up two women whose car had
stalled, and they were all left
stranded on the road.
Miss Tyson said that the entire
group then walked to the city of
Eagle where they spent the night
Wednesday the snow plow suc
ceeded in opening the highway
and the group was able to drive
There they were told they
must return to Lincoln or stay
for a day until the road could
be opened to Murray. Miss Ty
son finally arrived in Murray
Dean of Student Affairs, Col
bert, said that the University did
not dismiss any classes, but many
individual instructors dismissed
their classes early so that the stu
dents Would have ram rhnnos nf
going home for Thanksgiving.
uoiDert saia mat the Adminis
tration buildin? rlnijari aarlv mn
What University employees would
ue Huie to get to tneir nomes be
fore bus service was discontinued
or roads became impassable.
By L1LA WANEK i
She You finally asked Daddy
for me? What did he aay?
He Not a word. He Just tcU
on my neck and sobbed.
Sportsman (college man home
on vacation) Is there much
good hunting in these parts?
Native Sure, there'g plenty
hunting, but very little finding.
more snow to
there will be no
wind or drift
ing, if that's
any con s o 1 a
will be no
street are cer
t a I n 1 y In
love," she said to her husband.
"Why, every morning I see Mr.
Jones kissing Mrs. Jones good'
by. Why don't you do that?"
"Why don't I? Why, I havent
even been Introduced to her."
A bivalve (an oyster to you)
Declared he was feeling quit
"For," he said, ,(I am told.
When the weather turns coh,
I am likely to get in a stew."
Note: Maybe if oi'" zoology ln
structors would ask questions lilj
this, we could pass tests.
Many a girl who used to bum
the candle at both ends would
now be more than satisfied with
an Old flame.
, A K
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