The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 09, 1952, Page Page 2, Image 2
i .U.. . n r i 4 Poga 2 EDITORIAL PAGE 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 at all. 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 disgusting trick. 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 o-" v o j uov ,UU much like the type of thing some students think is funny. 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 D.P, Magic In The Air There -was magic in the air of the Union Ball- wam io auena. Knth eom. ...... , ... worn Sunday .ttrnoon It m. the Joyous mute Th. tickets .re tree .nd onl, distributed t, even v.x,w vi wuuuciiui man. jir. oeautini iv with rhir4mM. , ' ' "" wna lOkuidN li pps 1 1 crn tc nrifi m Westbrook, the University Singers pre- dies. The Singers wear red h a "-Z usual but wonderful-Christmas music. Arthur 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. It IS u .en me joyous mafic as yon sit in the darkened Ballroom listening to the red-robed singers perform before green and blue-lighted trees. 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 It Seems ToAAe By LARRY DUNNING Staff Writer 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. Stolen Goods Flying Inards Bring Condemnation From Biology Faculty At Baylor (. Peg Bartunek 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 mal innard. 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." I 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 dates. The students were almost nnanimous In declaring there is a drastic need for bigger and 1 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? Therewas one satisfied soul, however, who preferred 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 7 1 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 members. "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- Preface William Faulkner Rated One Of Top Ten Authors Barbara Dillman 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 Morning Music 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 ture puzzle. Almost all of his novels and short stories 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 walk." (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 instructor. 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 tivities. 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 bells.'' 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 tanks. 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 only mentioned 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 incoming Dillman 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 technological" changes. 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 Gambit" in Stillwater on Thankseivine. When making his contribution, one cadet remarked, "I never thought aerial navigation was like this, but anything happens in this course." KNUS 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 pinned. 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 last spring. 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 fellows! 3:00 3:15 3:30 3:45 4:00 4:15 4:40 4:45 4:50 5:00 Purple Grotto Holiday Inn Rhythm and Rhyme Sports Parade Sunny Side of The Street A Student Views the Newr This I Believe World of Wax News Sign Off r VOU NOW CAN MAKE 61 INSURANCE PREMIUM OiEOX OC MOWEY CODERS PAYABLE 4 WGECaVTOVA, INSTEAD OFJ TOTWE U.S. TREASURER .'J ,PONrENDCASW...SENDW CHECK'S 01? MONEY ORDERS jpv YUUU. HAVE A RECEIPT 0) c 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. Margin Notes Terminology Quibble 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 state. 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. FIFTY-FIRST TEAR. Member Associated Collegiate Presa Intercollegiate Presa EDITORIAL STAFF J"-1" AiOd. U ft. BMm amnk W ft Bmt ftat Mblfcatfoai. mm tt. Five Days In Japan Furnish Bright Spot For Korea Gl's U.S. Christmas 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 - , - ..wn . w "" m, 111, 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 Staff Writer 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 means. 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 from hell. 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 the nearest large airfield and put aboard I . fS.U... TV AM. other weary combat veter ans. In a mat ter of hours they are in Ja pan. 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 A tt fall Information MnUcI BmirW'iWimfflrfflff jK Owen evailable' for students interested in participating in the piogram. Total cost of the 10-day party is '??ItfUm Omsk Baa Tm Wawinri. Jam n.w. .Ti ZT ily Thought CHKn,k, ory Sferai.B, t Hr.ln.. D.rwla M?Attm? l " mrvm ,t wista-j rnDlM. Education docs not irean teaching people to knew what they do not know; it means teaching them tt behave as they do not be 1 ire. iluskia BUSINESS STAFF kmft Bnan "n inn nnmtmm Mmmmn. . .. M mm m, witor u.:u:.:r.M biTJS 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 sleeping. 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- ARGAIfJS in Christmas Cords (Sec Oar Simalm Goldenrod Stationery Store tia jNortn nth street NUBB Tuesday TW Community Tours Commit. tee meeting at 3 p.m, Ellen Smith Dining Room. YW Battle for Ballots Commit tee meeting at 4 n.m.. Ellm Smith Dining Room. 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. ,., I,,,.,, mmrwmuxism QUICEC RESULTS WHEN YOU USE (Daily. ThJbAa&kai v uiddSIIItjU MIS To place o classified ad Stop in the Butiiwt. Office Boom 29 Student Union Call i-7631 Ext 4226 for CW ! fleal Servle Ham 1-4:20 Mon. thn Frl THRIFTY AD RATES ! f-25 I 1-6S I 100 t T20 CO MISCELLANEOUS I KIDS wntd to ut cout ... "T CTKISTMAS St'OOESTIONS n.?' .5rd' Urtt.ri. Billfold. OtH.r Modsrately Prlrd GlfU DICK'S PEN SHOP 118 South 11 St.