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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Tuesday, December 9, 1952, 0
Reflection Of Confidence'
Wjjprthe Interfraternity Council received per
missionto hold Its annual ball at the Turnpike,
it also received a good chance to put in a plug
for the TJreek system. But more than that, it re
ceived a "reflection of the faculty's confidence in
the student's ability to handle himself well."
Let us hope that everything goes the way
that the administration, the IFC and The Daily
Nebraskan think it will. Even if The Nebraskan
had s mind to preach morality to those who go
to the ball, it is too early to start but we do
feel that some warnings should be given.
We hope, first, that the IFC realizes what a hot
potato., it has on its hands. While off -campus
dances are not entirely new on this campus, there
is an element of experiment ir the faculty decision.
The IFC dance has not been a spectacular success
in recent years and sponsors felt that putting it
out; at the Turnpike would boost it into the realm
of financial success with the Military and Mortar
Board dances. Plans now call for a "name" band
to provide the music.
The big band will go a long way toward making
the experiment work. At least it will go a long
way toward bringing out South 14th street This
is the part of the experiment the IFC is inter
confidence and The Nebraskan believes that the
students will follow through.
As for the IFC's desires of increasing its trea
sury through the ball, this is a well-used and often
successful idea. For the IFC's sake, we hoDe that
the ball is a monetary success. Exactly what the
organization plans to do with the money, how
ever, we don t know.
Again, we commend the faculty for giving stu
dents a chance to prove to the school, Lincoln and
the state that college kids can be trusted. D.P.
Like Taking Candy
Probably they were just pranksters who
thought they were being cute they weren't cute
aomeume Detween Saturday afternoon and
Sunday evening, someone took six strings of Christ
mas tree lights, parts of extension cords and Santa
Claus faces which fit over lights from the front
of the Union. Duane Lake, Director of the Union,
estimated the loss at around $30 $18 for the
lights alone. He also said that it was a very
It was about the most disgusting news of stu-
ested in but it is not the part the administration dmt chilTdishness since Panty raids of last
opmig. it proDaDty wouldn't do much good for
ine Nebraskan to complain that students were
not acting like little ladies and gentlemen when
they pull tricks like this. But there certainly
ought to be some way to make those responsible-
supposing that students were responsible grow up.
ine possiDinty that students are not responsi
ble is, of course, always present. The Nebraskan
would like to consider it a definite possibility but
somehow, we are of the opinion that students did
have a hand in the Droeeeriincre Tf
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much like the type of thing some students think
Taking Christmas decorations from the Student
Union is akin to traditional candy from a baby.
is worried about. Faculty members are afraid
but not so afraid that they wouldn't grant per
missionthat a large crowd at the Turnpike might
lead to some rowdiness. In all fairness it must
be emphasized that the faculty's grant of ap
proval was an unqualified "reflection of confi
dence" as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs des
cribed it to The Nebraskan.
This paper, as spokesman for the student
body,. would like to thank the faculty for that
reflection. We feel that action like this is ex
actly the enlightened type of leadership that
college students need and deserve. It is en
tirely up to the student body to back up this
Magic In The Air
There -was magic in the air of the Union Ball-
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worn Sunday .ttrnoon It m. the Joyous mute Th. tickets .re tree .nd onl, distributed t, even
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Westbrook, the University Singers pre- dies. The Singers wear red h a "-Z
usual but wonderful-Christmas music.
sented their annual Christmas concert.
It was the warm, friendly, happy music that
comes just once a year. And the Singers' pre
sentation is the warm, friendly, happy program
that comes Just once a year but lives forever
In the. hearts of those who hear it. This year
three "Singers alumni traveled all the way from
Norfolk Just for the performance. Truly, this
convert is tradition to cherish.
u .en me joyous mafic as yon sit in the
darkened Ballroom listening to the red-robed
singers perform before green and blue-lighted
Between sessions and the exacting director
serves cocoa and cookies to the Singers. He and
his wife bake the cookies,
The Nebraskan is truly sincere when it says
By LARRY DUNNING
I got a letter from a Sail
or Friend, or rather an En
sign in US Navy. Perhaps
some of you know him: his
name is George Powell
Everybody gets letters from
buddies who are service men as
many of us have friends and re
lations that have already seen ac
tion far beyond their years. This
wasn't a letter of the tired foot-
soldier; of the weary infantryman
in fact this letter didn't pertain
to the war as such. It explained in
a morbid tone of a collision be
tween two ships of the line in the
United States Navy. It was told
as only a person who had first
hand experience could have told
it. Anyway here it is.
"Sorry I haven't written sooner
but things have really been hap
pening around here.
"Maybe you saw something
about it in the papers. We were
rammed midships by a 10,000 ton
tanker. Seven were killed and
about 30 injured. It was really a
bloody mess. It was about 0215 in
the morning and the soldiers were
asleep. We'd just picked them up
in rubber boats from a beach re
connisance. The Tanker hit riizht
smack in the middle of the troop
compartment on the port side. The
experts say that if she hadn't hit
our main motor she would have
gone right on through like the
HOBSON. (an incident of similar
nature ocurring last year.)
m m m
Since you were here I have
moved aft to the after officers
stateroom which is just forward of
arter steering on the port side. I
naa just come off the 8-12 watch
and just fallen asleep. It was like
hitting a brick wall. We're only
iouu ions ana were doing 22 knots.
The tanker was doing 14.
It piled me up in the end of
my rack and everything was
Pitch dark. I had to feel my
way out of my rack and when I
stepped down I stepped into
ankle deep salt water. I found
a match, lit it and saw where
the door was and got out. Thre
were battle lanterns on in the
cargo hold so I went forward to
see what damage there was.
Engineering living compartment
was ankle deep and flooding
slowly and operations was about
rour leet deep. We checked to see
bv columnists and letter.
writers on this page do not particularly represent
the views of the Daily Nebraskan.
Flying Inards Bring Condemnation
From Biology Faculty At Baylor (.
The scientific method has aD
parently gone too far at Baylor
University, Texas. Students going
to tne biology building have nar
rowly escaped being hit by a fly
ing cat s liver or some other ani
The department head has is
sued a statement condemning the
entire business and warning the
scientists: "This Just isn't the right
way to dispose of used biology experiments."
Students at Laramie were re
cently asked in a poll what they
thought was lacking in the uni
versity's social facilities and
where they preferred to go on
The students were almost
nnanimous In declaring there is
a drastic need for bigger and
better places to dance, dine and
drink. One students said he
rated "quaint" Utile Tulagi's In
Boulder as the best place for a
good time. Any dissenters?
a nice "quiet"
place like a
show for dates.
A writer at
Oklahoma A &
M has warned
his fellow stu- N ;
dents that he
docs not be-
lieve the Aggies Bartunek
would feci at home at John Car
roll University. This decision was
paper that too-informal garb worn
to classes at John Carroll can
land students in the dean's .office,
"Too-informal" means too-flamboyant
jackets, overalls, boots and
sombreros," according to faculty
"Blue jeans, T-shirts and jack-
ets advertising social and athletic
clubs are not to be worn at this
university," officials declared.
The Daily Reveille at Louisi
ana State University looks at
their honor system In this way:
"It seems," the paper says, "that
the teachers have the honor and
the students have the system."
The Rocky Mountain Collegian
at Fort Collins recently published
an article which divided the femi-
William Faulkner Rated
One Of Top Ten Authors
made after readinc in the student nine lips into three types:
ine Nervous Lips. These are
s a tradition which the TTnW.it- ' v -
the talenl of Dr. Westbrook. Ma Z l"e. mgeTS COnc6rt Js a wonderful way to open
v. v . . . ' ine unnstmas season. D.P.
tary thmgs have been said in these columns about
the work of Dr. Westbrook. Last spring Dr. West
brook had to resign as Director of the School of
Music because of a University regulation on age
nu we pumisnea an editorial thanking him for
On Friday, Oct 28, 1949, the lead storv in The
his serQJErand lauding him for his accomplish- Daily, Nebraskan concerned the campuses' "first
ner's books is
like putting to
gether a pic
Almost all of
his novels and
that everyone was out and ringed are set in a
the hatches down tight behind us. Im v " h c a 1
Boy, what a sickenine feel in cr county in Mis-
when vou wonder if mrorvnno sissippi. An in-
really out of tho rnmnarWnt cident which is
William Faulkner is one of the
best contemporary American nov
elists. In a ratine coniDiled bv
wnit Burnett irom 658 authors,
critics and editors a few years
ago, Faulkner rated 36th on a
list of 50 of the greatest livine
writers of the world. Ninety-six
authors were balloted by Burnett.
The results nut Faulkner tied
with Frost for ninth place on a
list of 10 greatest living authors. I
Whatever his ratine Faulkner
is as much fun to read as any
writer I know. Fun because read
ing all Faulk-
Some of the stories go back
to antebellum days to tell of
the rise of the plantation own
ing county aristocrats, the
Comptons, Sartorises, Sutpens.
These families were pushed into
the background after the war
by the poor white Snopeses
from the country, coming Into
Jefferson and gradually taking
over the business of the town.
tne Kina mat quiver wncn you
place your mustache above them.
"The Thickly Rouged Lips: Look
out for skidding because if you t
rush into it, you may slide off her. v.)
lips and swallow her earring.
"The Athletic Lips: These are
puckered into a hard doughnut
like ring. This type sometimes
holds her lips into such a tieht
straight line, you feel like you
are kissing a crack in the side
(This item was included here
by special request.)
Probably the most fruitful
exam ever given was taken by
140 AFROTC students at Okla
homa A & M after an "exami
nation fee" was proposed by an
The fee consisted of a can of
some kind of vegetable, or a
ments. The true humility of the man was quite
eviaeni.ny nis re.'ucu.;ice to talk about himself.
There were, however, many things about him
which deserved to be told. Most of them were
told by his pupils.
Thisjmter does not know of any other teacher
who has-the professional respect of his colleagues
and thalove of his pupils that Dr. Westbrook has
Each day'a mail brings Dr. Westbrook let
ters from ex-pupils. He sends each School of
Music graduate a mimeographed letter telling
aboutthe school, himself and his wife. One of
Dr. Westbrooks graduates once said that he
thought that every student In the doctor's classes
.felt more like a member of a family than a
class. He said that you could see the saddness
as each senior class left
tradition inspiring symbol or landmark," The ded.
ication ceremonies were conducted that evening
ior tne Kaipn Mueller carillon tower. They began
at 7 p.m. opening night of 1949 Homecoming fes
Several illustrious University officials gare
short speeches before the carillon tower's Im
posing form and the Princeton university bell
master played the "dedicatory recital of the
Ralph Mueller gave the $90,000 for construc
tion of the tower through the University Founda
tion. The tower then, as now, rises 84 feet above
the campus and is constructed of Indian lime
Three years later, lph Mueller's gift not
only stands high in tradition on our campus but
Tht-enristeias concert u w . .. aaK"- wprww musical additions to
w w j uiic wic mure ramnue ii a.. v j
number of things Singers and other wthr"v .r":,."HBffl,Ba,B
""ns "e ears of students obediently
I went back to the hatch an
the fantail and was going top
side when someone called down
for blankets. They said, "There's
guys up here without anv arms
or legs" I shoved about 6
blankets we had in the state
room up the hatch, grabbed my
trousers np out of the oil and
water and went topside.
I could see the bow nf the
tanker towering above us and the
big "Texaco" star on the front n
she backed away. I headed for the
bridge to report the flooding aft,
and when I got on the boat dert
I had to climb over twisted steel,
bent guns and pools of oil. The
tanker had ruptured her bow
Looking down into the hole In
the troop compartment I saw
guys pinned in between big
jagged hunks of steel, and a few
dead ones, one guy was pinned
from waist down and his arm
was hanging on a piece of steel I
in one book be-
Faulkner's books are not onlv pound of potatoes, a pound of
sociologically revealing but have fruit, or some free green beans
moral significance. The theme of j which were deposited in a hun
the moral deterioration of the dred-gallon wooden barrel by the
South runs througH the books j cadets as they filed into the ex
constantly. in the relationshin of amination room. The food was
black to white man and of both! then distributed to needy families
comes the whole plot of another
story, ine same characters ap
pear and reappear in all the
books so that soon you know the
family history of every important
person in the county.
to the land, and to
William Faulkner's stories are
hard to read. You should read
Malcolm Cowley's introduction
in the Viking "Portable Faulk
ner" in order to understand
what Faulkner Is trying to do
before attempting any of his
works. He's been known to
write a sentence six pages long.
Some of his best books are
"The Sound and the Fury,"
"Absalom! Absalom!" and
"Light in August" Among the
worst are "Mosquitoes," "Re
quiem for a Nun" and "Knight's
in Stillwater on Thankseivine.
When making his contribution,
one cadet remarked, "I never
thought aerial navigation was like
this, but anything happens in this
about four feet away from him.
A foot was lying on the deck
that you couldn't even tell who
it belonged to. Another guy was
hanging gover the side with both
legs gone and his head hanging
in the sea.
When I got back down from the
bridge the crew was really turned
to; bending bulkheads and racks
getting the soldiers out A Chief
was down in the operations com
partment prying out a sailor who
was pinned to the overhead bv
the deck! It had been shoved clear
up to about one foot from the
overhead. He worked for an hour
getting the kid out. If the ship
had heeled over about five more
degrees . he would have been
drowned with the kid that was
The O Hare DD 889 came alone-
jue ana picseo up tne casualties
and raced for Norfolk flank speed.
She was the destroyer that Dieked
up the survivors off the HOBSON
We had to be towed in and are
now in Drydock 1 at Portsmouth,
which is the first drydock built in
the US. We're busy with courts
of inquiry now. so we don't know
yet what the score is."
And they have to beg people '
to give a pint of blood for these
Rhythm and Rhyme
Sunny Side of The Street
A Student Views the Newr
This I Believe
World of Wax
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REST AND RECUPERATION
things Singers and other Westbrook
groups do, but it is the most recent and perhaps
deserves more mention here. It has to be held in
two sessions because of the large crowds which
in in meir lectures at :50 and 11:50 p.m.
each day comes "Beautiful Dreamer." We can
not think of anything more appropriate. R.R.
The drafting of men for service in Koreans
under question in Washington, D.C., by a Ten
nessee lawyer who is speaking for a Nebraska
man who refused to answer his draft board order
to appear for induction.
The main point under question seems to be
that perhaps President Truman has not the right
to call men for possible service in Korea without
a declaration of war by Congress.
It seems to The NebraskanX that, whatever
one might choose to call it, a conflict was pre
cipitated, In,. the hilly, muddy peninsula by forces
that are Interested In having the entire world
follow their kind of political philosophy. Ton
can call it Truman's war, a police action, a mat
ter of principle in fact, Korea has been given
more names than perhaps any other armed con
flict in history. The matter of terminology
doesn't aeem to be the important thing here.
$80 minus transportation to and from Michigan
The Nebraskan finds It very commendable
that arrangements have been made to help Uni-
.w-.., ii vuaenis attend the session. It
might be profltable-in increased International
unaeroanmng-ror some group or groups to n
dertake to help with other finances of the trip
through Dr. Rosenlof"s office.
Associated Collegiate Presa
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Five Days In Japan Furnish
Bright Spot For Korea Gl's
Another example of a true Christmas spirit is
evidence! in the 10-day Chriftmas party available
to University foreign students during the coming
holiday season. The party "Christmas Adven-
" ft. PM tHHrm Im IjJZZT'Z -JTL? " MM
ture in World Understanding" is nein h , um not. m JrwT? E!IL. ? .n1
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Michigan State College Dec. 23 through Jan. 1.
ur. u. w. Kosenior, University foreign student Jf-Miw t,' fa'aLiL. a1
advisor (in addition to his other duties) has an- ''.g.a .SmSSSSi
nouneed that a number of $50 scholarships are JSfSTu- .!VwommJmI:
etiient tntarc4a n ,.!;..!-: Mnr. Mltw I'll'''"'"'
By GENE OWEN
Editor's Note: (This is the sec
ond in a series of articles about
Korea, Owen spent 11 months
duty in Korea.)
There is one bright spot in the
time that a GI in Uncle Sam's
army has to spend in Korea, and
that is the Rest and Recuperation
program instituted by Eighth
Army Headquarters. This R&R, as
it is called, consists of five full
days in a rest hotel in Japan.
It seems so inadequate to de
scribe it only as "five full davs in
a rest hoted in Japan." It is hard
to convey to those who haw nnt
Deen deprived of the little thines
max are taicen lor granted in their
everyday lives, just what this
Let's follow the pattern set by
soldiers on their R&R and note
the things & fan starved GI
does with a five day reprlve
wnen a man is needed tn fill
the R&R roster the comDanv com
mander makes the selection of
who 13 to go on
uie ubsus CI i.
service. He is i
transported to f
and put aboard I
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ans. In a mat
ter of hours
they are in Ja
freshly laundered kakai uni
forms. Then to a hotel to regis
ter, after which the remainder
of the five days belongs to the
soldier to do with as he sees fit
tive young Japanese girls with
a massage as an added attrac
tion. There you have it. The R&R
tt fall Information MnUcI
evailable' for students interested in participating
in the piogram. Total cost of the 10-day party is '??ItfUm
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to knew what they do not know; it means
teaching them tt behave as they do not be
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Upon arrival the first item on
the agenda is a large steak, cooked
to order with all of the trimmings.
What is so big about a steak din
ner? Perhaps there isn't too much
to say about one unless the per
son wno is eating it nas been eat
ing a third of his meals in the last
six months from a C-ration can
and the other two-thirds from
cans put out by eevry food dehy-
arauon plant in tne u. i.
Next is a hot shower, short
physical examination, and a
complete change of clothing
from dirt encrusted fatigue
clothes, which probably hadn't
been changed for a month, to
ine urs. evening is usuanviDroeram w th i. cr.,
spenrin one of the enlisted men's and its weak ones, but all in a'l"
clubs particinatine in the nlrl it is
American game of "socializing." can happen to a fighting man in!
- vuiu uccia, a uanue Willi a!i.urea.
pretty Japanese hostess, and
swapping combat stories with fel
lows of other outfits.
The enevitable souvenior buy
ing spree works its wav into the
schedule of events somewhere.
and if the leave is in the Tokvo
area, there are special sightseeing
tours of the city, including a tour
of the Emperial Palace grounds.
USO shows and first release
movies also are beig drawing
cards. Swimming and other SDorts
are provided for those interested,
but few relish the idea of physi
cal exertion and prefer to spend
their time eatine delicacies nnd
The remainder of th tim U
ually spent just wandering about
ai me leisure or the individual
enjoying life at its irrestionsihi
best and gaining some firsthand
knowledge of oriental culture
There is that fraction of men
who turn completely epicurean
and live only for those five
days, believing only that they
cannot possibly return from
Korea alive once they go back.
or mose mere are many dif
ferent "fronts" set np by the
opportunists of Japan to deprive
these unwary funseekers of
their money. The "health par
lars" are one of the biggest
tnony makers of this group.
Here baths are given by attrac-
in Christmas Cords
(Sec Oar Simalm
Goldenrod Stationery Store
tia jNortn nth street
TW Community Tours Commit.
tee meeting at 3 p.m, Ellen Smith
YW Battle for Ballots Commit
tee meeting at 4 n.m.. Ellm Smith
TW Goals and Values on Cam
pus committee meeting at 5 p.m.,'
ucu uuum jjmuig itoora.
Corn Cob officers and actives
meeting at 5 p.m., 317 Union.
Rodeo Club meeting at 7-15 n m
Ag Union Lounge.
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