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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 28, 1953)
He Is Our Coach
Journalists and would-be journalists are
tolling the death bell for Nebraska's Coach
.The (ports editor of the Denver Post has
evea speculated on Glassfords successor.
Sports editors and writers speak lightly of
fhe two yeers ranaintag la Glassford's con
tract The anonymous critic from Grand Island
has called Glassford a mediocre coach, an
egocentric slaTt-driver who shows virtually
bo concern at all for their (the football play
ers') mental or physical wen-being." -
Bet Glaaef art Is net eosehlar for the sports
writers. .Be Is set paid by anonymous satir-
'On The Spof
Nebraska Sweetheart and Prince Kosmet
PtndidsW appearing before the Mortar
Boards and the Innocents respectively, were
subjected to a psychological screening Mon
The Interviews, It seems, were conducted
en a scientific basis. Bob Young, Kosmet
JQub president, in explaining the approach
aid, "It was oar Intent that the interviews
should be enjoyable, and yet put the candi
dates under some pressure in order to deter
mine hew they would read"
fample of Mortar Board interview:
MB: Do you believe in the three-date
Aspirant: I dent know. I've never been
out with the same girl three dates in a row."
MB: TJo you think the Prince Kosmet
Cub candidate should be sexy?"
Aspirant: TJhmm. I . .
KB: "Get your eyes above the table, you."
Aspirant: "Yes ma'am."
MB: '"Take off your jacket and let's see
year shoulders ... when's the last time you
pressed your shirt?"
Aspirant: ""Well ..."
. MB: Wh were you out with last Friday
Aspirant: My dog. We went hunting."
Twelve finalists out of 44 candidates were
chosen as result of these "put-'em-on-the-spot"
The 12 were apparently judged on their
ability to respond to embarrassing questions.
This ability, of course, is a measure of one's
poise, personality, popularity and appearance
and which, naturally, is supposed to reflect
the Qualities we look forward to seeing in our
t-and-comlng campus royalty.
If nothing else, voters at the KK Revue
will know that the glibbest candidates were
elected. But, however banterfuHy inclined
or skilled at repartee these candidates might
be, K does seem a little incongruous that two
of them will reign as "the ideal Nebraska
couple, in the romantic sense."
The plan to subject the candidates to the
Scientific approach originated with the Kos
met Klub in the hope that a reaction to ob
stacletype questions would be a reflection of
an individual's poise and personality. But
was tbic proved at all?
Since when -does the ability to remain un-
ruffled under fire Indicate a person has
princely or queenly Qualities?" A sharp
wit is a requisite of the comedian, but
shouldn't a potential prince or queen possess
refined manners, tact and finesse rather than
a quick comeback to an innane question?
The validity df psychological questioning is
matter lor the psychologist who is a spe
cialist Jn his field. The Innocents Society and
the Mortar Boards hardly qualify as judges
or interpreters of a "put-'em-on-the-spot"
Gov. Crosby will be seeing a lot of the
campus within the next few weeks.
Scheduled to speak at the Nebraska High
School Press Association convention Nov. 6,
Crosby win have an opportunity to talk to
and jet the views of pre-coHege Nebraskans.
But, this is apparently not sufficient for the
twernor. He has agreed to address a Busi
ness Administration banquet sponsored by
the Business Administration Student Council
on Dec. 1. Crosby is quoted as saying, "I
teal it is my duty to report to the students at
KU." The meeting should prove to be inter
esting and will be open to the public.
In addition to these appearances, Crosby
fees consented to write for The Nebraskan's
challenge column in order to present his
views of the problems youth is faced with in
politics, particularly in state government.
Such effort to communicate with and share
the views of the younger generation is not,
Unfortunately, seen frequently public of
One of the essentials of leadership is a
working knowledge of the problems of those
yea would lead. The governor, in his effort
t aptak to and explain the equalization of
tsi assessments to groups throughout the
atate, has shown lie is willing to listen as
w$3 as apeak to the people.
ESs concern with the students, The Ne
wstou "believes, -will be made with the
9mm view; that is, we expect him to listen as
'Well as talk UD.
1st. Be Is not responsible te self-appointed
vigilantes professing a love of the great game
f football" aad of "our boys out en the
A coach is selected by the Board of Reg
ents. He is answerable directly to the mem
bers of that Board. He is not responsible to
emotional Monday morning wallers.
For this we can be thankful.
The public's Ire is easily aroused. Victory
on the gridiron becomes a moral issue. De
feat must be laid at the feet of a -scape-goat.
And the coach is usually handy.
Perhaps Coach Glassford uses sstire to ex
cess in training football players; perhaps he
has made a mistake in developing IS so
called iron men; perhaps he is not loved by
every man on the Varsity squad.
But he is still our coach.
We, and the Board of Regents, had enough
faith in Coach Glassford to agree to his pres
ents contract together with a stipulation
which gives him the right to exercise an ad
dtional five-year option if he so pleases.
Students of the University hid sufficient,
faith In Coach Glassford to pack the Coli
seum In a mass meeting urging him to stay
at Nebraska and not accept aa offer to coach
The University community took great pride
in the write-up Glassford received in the
Saturday Evening Pat two years ago. We
gave him credit for a fine football season in
1950 and a fair season last year.
We can't just run out on him.
Perhaps Bill Glassford has served his use
ful time at the University.
But that fact can only be determined toy
the Board of Regents, which, after all, is re
sponsible to the citizens of the state.
The status of Coach Glassford is for the
Board to determine not now, when tempers
flare and emotion blinds reason, but when
the sound of defeat is no longer ringing in
The clang of defeat must not be mistaken
for a death knelL 1
As long as Glassford remains at Nebraska, '
it is the duty of University students to sup
port him. He is our coach. K.E.
The Communists opened the preliminary
Korean peace talks by demanding the admis
sion of neutral nations to the big talks. The
Communists have made this proposal before
and the United States has repeatedly re
fused to consider inviting non-belligerents to
the Korean peace conference.
The American stand is understandable from,
a limited point of view. The only issue im
mediately at stake is the future of-Korea, a
matter for the participating members of the
United Nations and the representatives of the
Communists to settle.
But the peace conference cannot be con
ducted in a complete news blackout. Facts ,
and rumors wfll leak out through the censor.
Both sides will undoubtedly make public an
nouncements before the talks end.
The conference will be a drama enacted
before the eyes ol the entire world.
Some Americans, disagreeing with the of
ficial VS. stand, have suggested that repre
sentatives of neutral nations such as India
be invited to the conference to view the pro
ceedings, If not to suggest possible solutions
to paramount problems.
Their argument is that the West might
prove once and lor all that it is sincere in its
dedication to peace and to freedom lor the
nations of the world.
Their suggestions have been neglected or
poo-pooed as idealistic.
But News Commentator Alex Drier this
week reported facts which might well sub
stantiate the arguments of Americans deserv- ;
ing the presence of neutral nations.
Drier said that the head of the Indian cus
todial troops had supported in the United
Nations in opposing Communist use of lorce
on anti-Communist prisoners and that an
Indian guard had severely criticized the Com
munist interrogating tactics.
Perhaps comments such as these will filter
their way to New Delhi, where, as Drier said,
the philosophers live in their dream world.
Perhaps Indian witnessing of East-West
contacts will convince the Jence-straddlers
that we are more concerned with the well
being of Asian nations than with the power
we can exert over their futures.
If India were a member of the Korean
peace conference, Nehru might come down
off his pink Cloud and realize that the Com
munists are not the friends Joe thought they
Figures Don't Lie
Apparently Nebraskans are still pretty
ashamed of the figures released in the 1950
census which indicated a population reduc
tion of about 0000 during the previous ten
year period. .
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'Not Our Chickens'
GOP Still Blames HST
For All Its Difficulties
(The followinr editorial
published recently in the St.
There is one practice Uiat the
top command of the Eisenhower
Administration has engaged in
long enough. That is the habit
of blaming all its. troubles on the
Roosevelt and Truman Adminis
trations. Secretary of the Treasury
Humphrey says that the Repub
licans "found things in very much
more difficult shape than we
anticipated' in regard to federal
expenditures and possible tax
Secretary of Aericnltnre Ben
son puts it this way: ""The chick
ens are coming; home te roost.
They are not rur chickens, but
we have tot to take care of them.
We inherited them along with
ether items ia eur legacy
President Eisenhower himself
,self has indulged repeatedly in
the same luxury of fixing re
sponsibility on his predecessors.
Speaking to the Future Farmers
of America at Kansas City, he
said that current farm difficul
ties are footed in our recent
past Then he went on to list
the causes as he sw them all
before he took office.
The President has several
times complained that the budget
could not be balanced because
of the Truman Administration's
C.O.D. orders" lor dfense
which are now coming due.
Certainly the Korean war,
which came in the Truman Ad
ministration, produced problems
for the Eisenhower Administra
tion. But so did 'World "War II,
which came in the Roosevelt Ad
ministration, produce problems
for the Truman Administration.
The depression years of the
Hoover Administration passed on
overwhelming problems to the"
But the depression did not
take form in the Hoover Admin
istration alone. The business and
economic crash was building up
under Coolidge and Harding,
who inherited post-World War I
problems from the Wilson years.
And Wilson found that he had to
do a major job of legislative
construction because so little
was achieved in the dcnothing
years of William Howard Taft
So It has been back throne
ear history. Te the Presidents
who followed Lincoln were be
queathed the problems left by
the Ova War. The Civil War
broke opon Lincoln ia large part
because Buchanan allowed
things te drift from bad to
Jefferson had a lot of hard
work to do lor the new democ
racy because of policies followed
by the first Adams and his Fed
eralist colleagues. Washington,
if he had cared to, could have
blamed the problems of his eight
years in office on the weak
nesses of the Articles of Con
federation. This chronology is not com
plete, but then it does not need
to "be. Every President has in
herited problems, and it can be
taken for granted that Dwight
D. Eisenhower's mccessor will
inherit problems n the man
now in the White House.
The Presidents who have stood
out in history as great leaders
did not make their reputations
fcf folsininr their cliffiealties m
their predeeesfiars. They wen
t h e i r distinction by working
hard and intelligently and effec
tively at their always difficult
The Eisenhower Administra
tion asked for its responsibility.
The American people granted
the request almost a year ago.
By now ample time has been de
voted to blaming the preceding
Administrations. To continue it
makes no more sense than for
folks down in Dewey Short's
Ozark district to go on forever
calling rabbit meat "hoover
Br JCUT SHAKFNACK
Came mcross this headline in
Friday's Nebraskan: Saleide
' Club Tryeuta Planned fee Mon
day. This proposes an interest
ing situation. Just wondering
if they have any life members. I
suppose the dues go for a mass
funeral every spring.
Reminds me of when S. Sam
Jones was the mortician over at
Le Phlegm, tiny Iowa town.
Sam had just gradeatcd frem
embalming scheel with flying
" shrouds (top grades ia Drainage
Z61) when he first hear
Le Phlegm. ISM Inhabitants,
which had as mortician store
15.11. Citteens had been dispos
ing of deceased members la
little-nsed closets and ander living-room
Great opportunity, thought
Sam, and he juickly set up shop,
so to speak, in Le Phlegm.
He bought out the local bakery
there and ran the pastry shop in
conjunction with the funeral
parlor. "An unbeatable combin
ation," he always used to say.
Always wondered m'hat be meant
until I tried one of his chocolate
Sam was a great hit in Le
Fhlegm and did a land office
business, needless to say. He wais
especially popular with the kid
dies as he would loan them
bodies for Halloween..
But even though Sam was a
great sport and likeable fellow,
he was not really satisfied. His
discouragement sprang from the
seeming immortality of the
town's leading and richest citi
ren, one J. Wilson Le Gleet. Le
Gleef was the ancient owner of
the Le Phlegm Water Works,
and for S7 j-ears, had been mak
ing a potful selling water. For
President Dodds Calls ROTC
Program 'Intellectually Thin1
PRINCETON, N. J. (TP)
The most basic faculty criticism
of the present Reserve 'Officer's
Training Corps structure in the
American college is that sub
jects taught under ROTC are .
"intellectually thin" and are
mainly concerned with "dull me
morizing of detailed facts," ac
cording to President Harold W.
Dodds of Princeton University.
This criticism, said Dr. Dodds,
is sound and the defects in the
ROTC studies should be cor
rected. Dr. Dodds pointed out that
""total war is more than a strictly
military problem. The 'know
why' is an essential element of
the 'know bow' and should he
part of the -equipment of an
His remedy calls for a .clone
Integration between college and
Rodeo Club Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Ellen H. Richards Dinner, 6:30
pjm Union Ballroom.
Ag Builders Mass Meeting, 7:1 5
p.m., Ag campus, lounge of
Foods And Nutrition Building.
Music Recital, 4 p.m., Social
WAA Mass Meeting, 7 p.m.,
Student Council Meeting, 4
Dance Lessons, 7:30 p.m., Ag
Audubon screen Tour, C p.m.,
Love Library Auditorium.
ROTC courses, anfl a closer al
liance between academic and
At Princeton, Dr. Dodds said,
the history department has con
structed a new course in military
history which is required for
ROTC students and also open to
civilian students as an elective.
According to Dr. Dodds, both
academic and military profes
sors are pleased with the re
sults. He also suggests a course
"Officers and civilians alike
need fuller knowledge of the
economic as well as political
uses of manpower and natural
resources, and of the impact of
military policies upon our econ
omy he said.
"The cure lor the scholastic
thinness of the ROTC curricula
is not to load on more of the
same stuff; .. .. . colleges .. .. ..
should be permitted to compress
the courses into fewer classroom
hours and exerciHes, and to util
ize the hours thus recaptured to
deepen the meaning of the pro
gram and achieve a more satis
factory integration with the aca
demic program," said Dr. Dodds.
Another criticism, which Dr.
Dodds dismissed as being "with
out foundation," is that civilian
and military discipline do not
mix; military discipline should
-wait until one enters the serv
ice. He pointed out that dis
cipline in the ROTC has little
semblance to discipline in actual
"The campus remains distinct
ly civilian in spirit and the same
is true for , the officer candi
dates," he coucludeil
a-s alnn he sold he cot 134.98
($34.49 on Thursday, bargain
day). "He doesnt seem to like
my chocolate Cops, Sam often
But the inevitable must hap
pen. On a dVk, moonless night,
Sam was startled from his Em
bahner's Monthly by the pierc
ing jangling of his phone.
"Jones's Body Shoppe, he said.
The voice at the other end in
formed him that old Jt Gkef
had passed beyond shonJy after
a spasmotJo fit.
Sam grabbed his body cart
and, while visions of solid bronze
caskets danced through his
head, rushed to the "Water
It was ghastly," said the Le
Gleef maid. He suddenly
clutched at his throat, prancel
about on the kitchen stove a
bit. and fell in a dead heap.'
"Really?" said Sam. "What
could have caused that, I won
der?" And so saying, glanced
at the old man's right hand. It
was still grasping a CHOCO
MORAL: If you eat chocolate
Hops, you'll get your water shut
WelL it's rettiag around te
Homecoming time again Isnt h?
Well, isnt it? Of coarse, H ia.
Wonder what kind ef display the
Beta Sigs will have this year.
Thousht last years was the most,
bat maybe a little strong. At
least the Gestapo thought ss, eh
Hope everyone who went to
Missouri got stinking drunk and
have still got terrible hangover.
I couldnl go.
Well 111 knock off for this
terne, and by the way, dont
worry about this column it
ain't for real
Slide I FVe Instructors Join
Rule i Engineering Stall
Hm. i a list of some of 4he
new engineering instructors in
case anyone is interested in their
background. The ones 1 have
been associated with so far are
pretty fair. It takes a good man
to pick an instructor, I suppose,
especially since there are very
few people that want the job.
Robert E. Adams, who re-,
ceived a B.S. in Electrical Engi
neering and a MS. at Kansas
State, is now an instructor in
Electrical Engineering here.
Tao Ching Hsu, "BS. inMe-
chanical Engineering, Chiao
Tung University, Shanghai,, and
Ph.D,. in Engineering, Univer
sity of Edinburgh, is an instruc
tor in the Engineering Mechanics
One of the two assistant pro
fessors is Gerald M. Smith, B.S.
an Mechanical Engineering, and
M.S. in Applied Mechanics, Kan
sas State, and is now in the
Engineering Mechanics Depart
ment. In fart, the Engmeering Me
chanics Department boasts Jour
out of five of the new instruc
tors. Thomas C. Smith, BS. in
Electrical Engineering, MA. in
Education, New York Univer
sity, MA. in Mathematics, Uni
versity of Michigan, is now an
instructor in the Engineering
Lyle E. Young is the other
assistant professor, and he also
belongs to the Engineering Me
chanics Department. His exper
ience includes a B.S. in Civil
Engineering and M.S. in Civil
Engineering, University of Min
nesota. So there you are.
3 think that it is significant
that all of them have a masters
degree, and one of them is a
doctor. Just goes to show that
it takes a little more than the
urge to teach school, regardless
of what you may think.
In case some of you haven't
been over to Stout Hall lately,
here's what they did. The roof
and fourth floor were removed
and replaced with a flat roof
which has drainage outlets en
tering the storm sewer through
conduits inside the building.
The interior is finished much
like Ferguson HaB with drop
ceilings, and a new concrete
stairwell has replaced the old
wooden one. The CE's haw a
reading room to themselves now.
Some of us have wondered if
the reconstruction of the inter
ior of this building wasn't more
cirpensive than wrecking and
new construction. It wasn't the
cost of the present reconstruc
tion was about half the cost of
We now have braidings mem
orializing three great teachers
who were also deans of the Col
lege. The building housing the
Mechanical Engineering Depart
ment is now known as Richards
Hall in honor of Charles Rubs
Richards, .dean of fhe College
from 1909 to 3 812. My father
tells me that building was brand
new when he .graduated. Looks
like itH be there lor cjuite some
Stout Hall is named in mem
ory of Oscar Van Pelt Stout
who served as dean from 1812 '
to 1820. The Electrical Engineer
. ing Department is now housed
in Ferguson Hall, sintd ia
honor .of Olin J. Ferguson wbe
served as dean from 3820 to
3945. Incidentally, the EE's now
number one-third of the present
cnroHmenl .of engineers. That's
Quite a portion. J. A. Marks
Siege! Offict Iqa'ip. Cm.
Sal ttaar Ha af TMOa
J. Pol Shttiy Switched to WiMrool Creua-OIl
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. at She
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