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close Friday. The tickets, trood
for Mil remaining sports events
it the University, are available
in the Coliseum ticket office
On pare I of The Dally
oraskan arrears an (editorial
"concerning the possible key to
the currently-discussed case of.
!r. E. N. Anderson, University
VOL. 52 No. 60
Resignation Presented At First
Anti-Red Committee Meeting
One of the members of the
American Legion's un-American
activities investigating committee
resigned at the committee's first
meeting, Thursday morning.
The member, Charles Thone,
paid, Official consideration
compel me to refuse the appoint
ment to the investigatory com
mittee. I so advised the commit
tee st its first preliminary meet
ing, and the commander of the
post." Thone is assistant to the
state attorney general.
The committee was appointed
Tuesday by Tost S Commander
Maryelicn Lorton to Investigate
charges that "a certain profes
sor In the University uses a
certain textbook" and that "stu
dents can't swallow the stuff."
Mrs. Lorton told The Nebras
kan that she had accepted Thone's
resignation but that she would
make no new appointment "as
yet." She said perhapr a replace
ment would be named sometime
- The "certain professor" ac
cording to Joe Vlnardi, chair
man of the Un-American Ac
tivities Committee of the De
partment of Nebraska Ameri
can Legion, , who made the
charges, is Dr. E. N. Anderson,
professor of history, and the
book Is "The State of Asia,"
published under the auspices of
the Institute of Pacific Rela
tions. The charges, according to Vi
nnTdi and R. C. Patterson, state
legion adjutant, were based on at
letfst one anonymous telephone
call from University students.
The purpose of the committee
appointed by Mrs. Lorton was de
fined Wednesday when she told
The Nebraskan that the commit
tee "would "investigate the whole
matter" of charges of un-American
activities in the University.
According to Committee Chair
man Roy A. Sheaff. however, it
"was appointed to determine the
American Legion's attitude toward
the publications of the Institute of
Pacific Relations as factual ma
terial." "We Vlll meet together," lie
said In a letter to the editor of
The Nebraskan, "to discuss the
problem and report our findings
to the group which has asked
us to determine for them our
Sheaff Thursday afternoon said
that the committee was "merely
trying to find out what the facts
in the situation are and obtain
some information. . .We're inter
ested in finding all the facts in the
entire matter from the first
He added that the committee is
"gathering factual information on
In the letter to Miss Raymond,
Sheaff said, "I was astounded by
the editorial which appeared in
rne uaiiy iMODrasican wecmesaay ui ic .
...The committee to which you Thone's action followed the first session of a committee Bp
refer had not yet met, yet your pointed by Mrs. Maryellen Lorton, commander of the Lincoln Amer
editorial has attacked the com- ican Legion Post 3, to investigate a charge by Joe Vinardi of Omaha,
mittee and its members for their
actions and statements. Could it
not be that your editorial is guilty
of the things you express to abhor
of accusations before obtaining
facts in an open and fair man
ner?" Miss Raymond, when ques-
Fifteen new members of Alpha
Kappa Delta, sociology honorary,
will be initiated at a regular meet
ing Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. in
Union Parlor A.
Initiates are Beverly Mann,
Mary Lou Flaherty, Nancy Weir,
Leta Wciner, John Methuselah,
Dale Pritts. Elfrpida Naumann.
Ruth Hoffman, Keith Jewitt, John
Giele, Betty Coad, Betty Nelson,
Janet Kokjer, William Torrenee,
end Kathleen Dill.
To be eligible for membership
in Alpha Kappa Delta, a student
,must have a six weighted average
and maintain a six average in 12
hours of sociology.
Dr. Paul Meadows, professor of
sociology, is adviser for the group
ana oyviu vrasne is president.
Courtesy Lincoln Stht
COLD PRIZE KEY WINNERS ,. . . Ten UnlversUy students were awarded
for highest ranking In the freshman class of the College of Business , Administration during JSX.
Key winners are (from left, seated) Mary WalU Ann Launer ThMcA Saw iim) Royce
Tonjei, Homer Kenison, Jerone Bsrtcn, Eaymond Ilruby, Ernest Enke, John Luethje and Coe
tioned by Lincoln radio stat'ons,
said. "Mr. Sheaff ts incorrect
when be says that the editorial I
of Dee. 10 attacked the commit
tee and its members for their ac
tions and statements. The edi
torial does not."
"No member of the committee
has prejudged or formed an opin
ion," Sheaff said in his letter, "but
are individually accused in the
editorial) as being 'witch hunters'
merely because we have been ap
pointed to a committee."
The editor denied any reference
to "witch-hunt" in Nebraskan edi
"If you, as author of the edi
torial had been sincere in your
d?slre to protect the University,
you would have disregarded the
matter originally rather than
have Issued Incorrect, rash
statements in order to focus
public interest upon the matter.
"The journalistic reporting of
the actual events has not been
truly recorded. By attacking the
American Legion and the com
mittee you have avoided discuss
ing the relevant issue that the
committee is to reoort upon."
Miss Raymond, in her remarks
to the radio stations, said, "Such
an attack on the integrity of the
editor and the staff of The Ne
braskan is unfounded and unfor
tunate." The editorial, called the Legion
investigation a " 'guilt by insinu
ation' attack which at least equals
any Communist-hunt carried on.
to date by any person in this
Dr. Anderson was defended as
"an intelligent, rational, unsus
pecting University professor."
The Student .Council unani
mously passed a resolution
Wednesday which expressed
"our complete confidence in the
loyalty, integrity and principles
of Dr. Euerene N. Anderson . ."
Although it was reported that
the resolution would have to
pass through the office of Chan
cellor R. G. Oustavson, the
Chancellor's administrative as
sistant. Bruce Nieoll, said
Thursday that the resolution
needed no approval by Crustav-son.
By SALLY ADAMS
Thone Resigns Post
LINCOLN Charles Thone, assistant to the state attorney gen
eral, has resigned his position on a Lincoln American Legion post
committee investigating charges that a subversive flavored textbook
has been used at the University.
Thone said in his resignation, "Official considerations compel
me to refuse the aooointment to this investigatory committee. 1 so
'advised the committee at its first
new chairman of the state Legion
tee. Other appointed members were Roy Tshean, uonaia wooa, pius
John Slothower Sr., who volunteered for the committee.
Truman Says 'No' To Conference
WASHINGTON President Truman Thursday rejected sugges
tions that he hold a White House conference with Generals Eisen
hower and MacArthur and he blasted both of them.
Truman called President-elect Eisenhower's campaign announce
ment that he would go to Korea a piece of demagoguery.
And he told his news conference that MacArthur should have
reported to him after he returned from Japaft following MacArthur's
ouster last year. Truman sam mat is wnat any aecem man wouia
Auditorium Construction Looks Favorable
LINCOLN Construction of Lincoln's Municipal Auditorium may
have moved a step nearer accomplishment through release at Wash
ington of a go-ahead on many schools, public buildings and utilities
as well as recreational facilities, beginning Jan. l.
This is the first major relaxation of construction controls. It is
made clear, however, that the government is not guaranteeing there
will be enough steel, copper and aluminum available to back up the
relaxations. All three commodities are required in auditorium con
struction though the quantities of copper and aluminum are minor.
Steel needed will total 1,059 tons.
Communists Reach Little Nori Hill Top
SEOUL The Chinese Communists, hurling their biggest mass
assaults in two months at UN battle Hne positions, smashed to the
top of Little Nori Hill Thursday night for the second time in 20
hours of savage fighting.
An estimated 3,000 Chinese opened attacks on South Koreans
defending six key positions on the Western Front northwest of Yon
chon shortly before midnight.
UN raiders unleashed an attack themselves on the Western
Front lust before dawn, surging from Little Gibraltar Hill to con
quer Chinese troops on an advance
tarily soon after.
Prize Key Winners
it happened at nu
A professor, upon arriving at
arriving at one f his morning
lectures, found that one of hi
prodigies had written on the
board, "If you flunk this conrse,
notify the American Ieglon."
The professor blushed, and
turned around to his -class and
said, "ricase, I dont want publicity."
Film To Deal
"South To Siesta Land," second
in a series of Audubon Screen
tours, will be presented Friday at
8 p.m. in the Love Memorial Li
Presenting a color motion pic
ture lecture program of Mexico,
FRAN WDLIAM BALL
Fran "William Hall of 'Northfield,
Minn., will feature the colorful,
out-of-the-way 'villages, country
side and wilderness of the equa
torial coastal plain.
Hall, head of the Department
of Photography nt Carleton Col
lege, has spent summers explor
ing and photographing in the
West. His lecturing, under the;
auspices of the National Audubon
Society, has taken him to every
state in the Union and most -of:
the Canadian "provinces.
He "visited areas isolated fromj
western Mexico, some of them not
even connected by road until just
preliminary meeting, and the eom-
- Un - American Activities commii-
position, but withdrew volun-
Voles H O Crept Mlriwirtere.
Kappa Tau Alpha
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ELECTED TO NATIONAL SOCIETY . . . iFh-e tlniversity Journal
ism students wets initiated Thursday into Kappa Tau Alpha, na
tional scholastic society In journalism. Students pictured are left
to right, seated) Kuth Raymond, Ann Mockett, Tatricia Peck,
standlng) William Torrenee and Norrls Heineman.
Record Collection Drive Tops
Goal Bv More Than il.500
All University Fund set a new
record this year by collecting $7,-
553.95 Which broke the 1951 ree
ord of $6,447.27. President of the
AUF was Joan Hanson.
The 1952 AUF contributions in
Board Members, 116.00.
Courtesy Llnrnln Star
AUF ROYALTY . . . Winnie
Stolz, representing BABW, was
named 1952 AUF Activity Queen
at Tuesday night's auction.
By LILA WAVEK
Pat walked into a drug store
1 - I
and asked for a dozen boxes ofone David Foltz; University
J"SuUreJusin? a.,lot ?V Chorus number two. Earl Jenkins;
Id the druggist. "I SOldlCphnol of Nurslnr r-hnrne V.tta
a uv.Kii uuacs vu yum ivuc iiiy
"I'll say we are," said Tat,
"We've been throwing the blasted
things at them all day and we
haven't hit one moth."
"Son, after four years of col
lege, you're nothing but a drunk,
a loafer, and a nuisanee. I
can't think of one good thing it's
"Well didn't it cure Mom of
bragging about me?"
COURTSHIP: Period in which
the girl looks around to decide
whether she can do any better.
t e mperatures
will have di
into a restau-
Irant of doubtful reputation. "We
notice," said one of the officers,
"that you're serving rabbit stew
today. Is it all rabbit?"
The frightened proprietor re
plied, "Well, to tell you the truth
it has a little horsemeat in it,
Several urchins were loiter
ing outside one of the theaters,
-scheming a plan to get in with
out paying admission. Finally
m bright-eyed youngster edged
sway from the group and was
balf-way In before the strong
armed ticket taker snatched him
back. "Where dc. you think
"Leave me go," snapped the
email fry. "I'm the critic from
i - .
Organised Houses, 514.54.
Ag College, 482.90.
Book Sales, 90.25.
Newly elected AUF officers are:
Kocky Yapp, president; Harriet
Wenke, vice-president in charge
of publicity; Joy Wachal, vice-
president in charge of solicitations;
Phyllis Armstrong, secretary and
Carl Mammer, treasurer.
Forty per cent of these funds
will go to the World Student Serv
ice Fund. WSSF campaigns an
nually in American colleges for
funds to aid universities abroad.
Forty per cent will co to the
Lincoln Community Chest which
finances the needs of 27 private
welfare agencies and their
The remaining 15 per cent roes
to the development of cancer re
UmversityLfoskGro ups Combine Talents
To Present Christmas Oratcirio Sunday
The "Messiah," Handel's Christ
mas oratorio, to be presented Sun
day at 3 p.m. in the Coliseum, will
combine the musical talents of
five University choruses, the Uni
versity symphony orchestra, and
a Lincoln choral group.
Featured will be four guest
soloists: Daina Itamey, soprano;
Harriet Moore, alto; Herald
Stark, tenor; and Bale Gam,
baritone. Three University stu
dents, Mary Robinson, Sally
Bucbendorf, and Charlotte Her
bert, ?ill be accompanists.
David Foltz, professor of -voice
and choral director, "will conduct
the annual program. The choral
groups participating and their di
rectors are: The Agricultural
Chorus, Dr. Altinas Tullis; the
University Singers, Dr. West
brook; University Chorus number
Davis; and the Lincoln Male
Chorus. John Whaley. The Uni
versity orchestra will be under
the direction of Emanuel Wish
now. In 1742, Bandel composed the
famous oratorio in only 23 days
of work. The "Messiah" -was
first -sung in Dublin, Ireland,
as a benefit production held In
the city music hall. After its
debut. Handel, -who conducted
the first presentation, spent
several years revising the seore.
Osmtw Lincoln Star
TOPS IN BIZAD . . . Ten seniors In the College of Business Administration were selected for mem
bership in Beta Gamma Sigma recognizing them as outstanding in scholarship and business ability.
New members of the honorary re (seated from left to right) Jean Courturier, Donald Wiiikelinann,
Marilyn Kranau, Marilyn Ilousel, "Walter Tempkl ns, (standing;, from 4eft) Robert EasUns, Albert
Behmer, Harold Seebcrger, Martin Bohimeyer avnd"Carl Engstrom.
Chancellqr To Meet
With Peterson, Crosby
Governor Va'l Peterson and
Governor-elect Robert Crosby
will listen to the University's ex
planation of their 3953-55 budget
request t 10 a.m. Monday in the
Governor's hearing room.
Chief speakers for the Uni
X'ersity request for $16,S56,O0S
56 from State Tax Fund 400
will be Chancellor R. G. Gus
tavson and Comptroller John K.
The Monday morning hearing is
the first step in the University's
biennium request from the 3953
nZ 5Snn Tn rZ' Th Co"cSe Agriculture, Ag
ICSn Experiment Station nd
V V Tv ,,vithe AgriculTural Extension Serv-
sonable t request from the Uni
cameral for each state tax-sup
Tills message will be pre
sented to the Unicameral early
1n its session, which convenes
Jan. 6, 195S, by Governor Te- ,
terson along with a message
from Crosby concurring or de
murring on the budget request.
The Governor's message then
goes to the Budget Committee
appointed by the speaker of the
Unicameral for study nd public
hearings. The Budget Committee
gives its lump-sum recommenda
tions for each institution in the
form of a bill which goes to the
floor of the Unicameral.
Scheduled to be present at
the Governor's hearings are Tax
Commissioner Johnson, mem
bers of the Board of Regents,
representatives of the State
Medical Association and of the
major state agricultural organi
sations. Bruce Nicoli, Gustav
son's administrative assistant,
said that deans of colleges and
directors of divisions will toe
available to appear at the hear
ing to answer questions if the
Governor so desires.
During the 1951-53 oiennium,
the University is receiving an -op
erating appropriation of $12,500,-
000 from State Tax Fund 400.
The requested increase amounts
According to a prepared dis
cussion of the budget request
from Nicoll's office, the increase
is based on seven factors six of
them concerning maintenance of
the present University program.
These six are:
1) Salary increases for the
faculty and administrative and
professional staffs of all Uni
versity agencies: $1,010,045.
(2) Salary Increases for the
.nun ITrT i Himmiit
For December Due Friday
Pledge cards for blood donations 1
must be filled out and turned in
by Friday, according to Shirley
Murphy, Red Cross College Unit
Pledge cards are on bulletin
boards in the Union, Ag Union,
and the Military and Naval
Science Building. Those inter
ested in donating blood should
fill out the pre-addressed card
and mail it as soon as possible.
A plan to have six organized
houses donate per month will be
in operation throughout the re
mainder of the school year. The
organized houses scheduled for do
nation this month are: Kappa
Delta, Chi Omega, Alpha Phi,
Delta Tau Delta, Phi Gamma
Friday, December 2f 1952
classified staff: $338,200.
S)1av Increases for salar
ied laborers: $102,640.
(4) Increased hourly pay tor
part-time workers: $36,900.
5) Increased opera tine costs:
) Increased warn for
hourly labor: $364,740.
The seventh factor in the re
quest is "augmentation or devel
opment of its present program."
The development program for
which $1,615,879 is requested
concerns 1) The College of Medi
j T . : . uh,'ihl. ft
ice; and 3) ll other colleges na
divisions, both instructional nd
Nieoll said, "Onr development
program rests on the proposition
that a University an never re
main static. It must be a, dy
namic institution." He also said
that the budget '"honestly rep
resented'' the minimum finan
cial needs of the University.
The request, according to NleolL
was worked out for University
needs in regard to the cost of
living and the development
The hearing Monday is open to
the publk. According to NieoH,
the session sets the level around
which we constantly debate."
Of 102 Class
By SALLY ADAMS
Fifteen "members of the History
102 class taught by Dr. E. N. An
derson last semester have denied
calling the American Legion nd
complaining about the course.
The Daily 'Nebraskan -attempted
to contact ell 28 members of the
class. Each person called was told
that The Daily Nebraskan would
give as much -space its Teeessary
to whoever made the phone all
so that he might explain his Views
about "the course, the book and
Eleven persons contacted Sire
Continued on Page Four)
CoartefT Lincoln tr
Delta, and Brown Palace The
Quota for women's nouses nas Deen
sex at live pinis ana iu pints ior
organized men's houses.
The six houses scheduled to
give in December will be re
minded "by skits presented "by
the blood and recruiting com
mittee. The bloodmobile -will arrive in
Lincoln during the Christmas
holidays, Dec. 23. For this reason,
a special plea has been extended
to students living in Lincoln to
help the University to reach the
proposed 35 pint goal.
"The greatest gift of all" is the
theme the National Red Cross is
using for the month of December.
The Christmas gift is a pint -of
blood for a serviceman.
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