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Volume 54, No. 40
Friday, December 18, 1953
From The Staff
1 i 1
Murt Pickett was elected
president of the Builders Ex
ecutive Board at .their meeting
Wednesday night Five other
new board members were also
The three newly elected Vice
presidents are: Nancy Qdum, in
charge of high schools; Junior
ivnoDei, Ag campus; and Eileen
MuuarKy, campus activities,
They replace Beth Rohwer,
Dale Reynolds and Jane - Cal-
Ann RWnlH was KpWteri tape
fetary to replace Sharon Cook,'
and wait Wright will replace
Jack Gillespie as treasurer,
Miss Pickett, who replaces
Eldon Park, has been working
on Builders since she was a
iresnman, serving iirst.as as
Nebraska Young Democrats
went on the offensive Wednes
day against the Douglas County
Young Republicans and released
p) a statement taking the Young
w ' Republicans' to task for endors
ing a policy they' termed "creep
Don Knutzen, Young Democrat
state chairman, traveled to
Omaha on a surprise visit to
Charles Shorr, chairman of the
Omaha Young Republican group.
Knutzen questioned Shorr, in
regard to the Nebraska Young
Republicans' recently announced
platform on foreign policy and
the farm program.
THE PLATFORM, a substi
tute for the one adopted by Re
publicans at their national con
vention last summer! includes
planks providing for:
Immediate withdrawal of the
United States from the United
Nations. . . . ,
Removal of American ground
forces and economic aid' from
The foreign policy plank
recommends, if Korean truce
talks accomplish nothing, "that
military and financial aid be
Given to sown Koreans ana
Nationalist Chinese and that the
war be brought immediately to
.a successful conclusion., We
recommend the withdrawal of
American ground forces except
In advisory capacities."
CS ACCORDING TO the Young
Democrats, the Young Repub
lican's new statement of policy
ODenly repudiates the leadership
of President Eisenhower. They
termed the new policy one of
isolationism and 19th century
When Knutzen asked Shorr
what prompted the statement of
' policy, Shorr replied, "We just
got together and thought it
would be fun and that it would
provoke discussion. We worked
on ft since October." When
asked if it was presented largely
said, "No. It was also a moral
issue with us, and we thoufht
it would provoke serious dis
cussion of these issues."
' the Young Republican to a de
bate on foreign policy and farm
program. No definite time was
announced for the debate, but
it is tentatively planned for
v Steven A. Mitchell, chairman
of the national committee of the
Democrat party, haV sent the
group a telegram congratulating
them on their work during the
The Nebraska Young Demo
crats received a letter from Ber
nard J. Boyle, national commit
teeman, congratualting them on
their hard work and sense of
(Q , responsibility. He added their
theme for the new year might
well be, "There is' no substitute
for hard work."
s i. P. Colbert, dean of student
affairs, has been re-elected to
a thres-year term on the board
of directors of the Lincoln
Charaber of Commerce.
Court's appointment extends
the period during which a Uni
versity official has r served on
the board to 12 years without a
Retiring board member, Roy
M.. Green, dean of the College
of Engineering and Architecture,
served from 1951-53. Preceding
him were Earl Fullbrook, dean
of the College of Business Ad
ministration, 1948-50, and John
K. Selleck, acting chancellor,
Chosen by mail ballot from
among 18 candidates, the new
directors were installed at a
meeting Thursday. .
The board consists of 30 mem
bers, including representatives
from .'the women's division and
Githe Junior Chamber of Commerce.
sistant editor and then as editor
of the Scarlet and Cream.
AT THE PRESENT, she is a
Cornh'usker layout editor, Stu-
a e n t council representative
member of Madrigals, vice
president of Sigma Alpha Iota
(music honorary) and on the
Deans Advisory Board. She is
a member of PI Beta Phi.
Miss Odum's activities center
around journalism as she is
managing editor of the Corn
husker, former editor of First
Glance, and member of Gamma
Alpha Chi and Theta Sigma
Phi, journalism honoraries. In
addition, she is former AUF
worker and a member of Gamma
AN AG MAJOR. Knobel is a
member of the Ag Executivve
Board, Corn Cobs, Union Board
of Managers, Economy Club,
xmua ana Farm House. Honor
ary groups to which he belongs
are Alpha Zeta, Ag scholastic
honorary; Gamma Lambda, band
and Gamma Delta. Lutheran
Miss Mullarky, vice-president
m charge of campus activities,
is in charge of AWS Board
Coed Follies, a former AUF
Board member, former Builders
membership chairman and a
member of the Deans Advisory
She is also a member of PI
Lambda Theta (educational hon
orary) and activities chairman
for Delta Gamma.
WRIGHT, MAJORING in
business administration, is a
iunior member of the Student
Publications Board, , historian
for Kosmet Club, and Delta
Tau Delta vice-president and
He has held positions of the
Scarlet and Cream last year.
Former Builder's district
chairman, Miss Skold. is an as
sistant panel editor of the Corn
husker : and heads the Union
convocation committee. She is a
member of Kappa Alpha Theta.
Due Jan. 6
Applications for B u i 1 d e r s
Board positions, available in the
Builders' office of the Union, are
due Jan. 6.
Positions open are student di
rectory business manager, Fresh
man Handbook editor, Special
Edition editor, Student Directory
editor, district chairman, mem
bership chairman, Scarlet and
Cream editor, office manager,
Calendar editor, publicity chair
man, First Glance editor and
campus tours and parties chair
Positions available on Ag cam
pus are: Ag public relations com
mittee, Ag publicity chairman,
Ag sales arid membership chair
man and Ag campus tours chair
Th6 Outside World
Beria Confesses; Soviets
Plan Trial For Seven Men
Lavrenty P. Beria who con
fessed to traitorous plots against
the Soviet Union, has been pre
pared for trial along with a
group of his 1 associates in the
secret police, the Soviet govern
ment announced today.
Beria was one of the pricipal
leaders in the Soviet Union un
til his arrest June 26. His trait
orous activities go back as far
as the revolution 35 years ago.
Included in the list of six men
who are being accused with
Beria is V. N. Merkulov. former
minister of state security and
long-time deputy of Beria.
. Upon his arrest nearly six
months ago, Beria was removed
from the office of first deputy
prime "minister, under Premier
Malenkov, and minister of .in
Using these positions, Beria
collected a group of plotters
which was hostile to the Soviet
state. They were im hopes of
liquidating the Soviet worker
peasant regime with a view of
Jet Crash .
Fritz Craig Jr., student at the
University for three years, was
killed Wednesday morning when
his F-80 jet .plane plunged into
a sloping cornfield four miles
southeast of Crete.
Craig, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Fritz Craig of Lincoln, was killed
instantly. He was a captain in
the Air Guard, en route from
Lincoln to Albequerque, N. M.,
on a navigational training
The Nebraska Air National
Guard is investigating the cause
of the crash. No determination
of the cause will be made until
completion of a thorough in
vestigation, Col. John M. Camp
bell, chief of air staff, - Head
quarters Nebraska Air National
"Craig was one of the top
pilots in the Air Force from the
standpoint of experience in jet
aircraft," Col. Campbell said.
The jet flyer had 1,500 jet
flying hours included in his 3,
400 total hours in the air. Craig
A Letter J
Dear Santa, 1
Since we know" you read our paper Occasion
ally, we'd like to take this means of asking you
for some Christmas presents. ,
We've been good kiddies this year we've had
a minimum of misspelled words, counted tie
headlines to fit and had a minimum of libelous
material in our news columns, 1
We have been nasty to some organizations,
Santa but they really deserved it. )
So this is our Christmas list please read it
carefully. ' ,
We would like, first of all, a real, live Student
Council. One that moves and acts just like a real
We like the Chancellor that we have, Santy,
but could we have a permanent one? If you want
to, you could have this one stay. i
Santy, could you spare part of your sense of
humor for some of eur faculty who are inclined to
take themselves a wee bit too seriously?
We feel good when we give money to charity,
honest, but next year, could we give because we
want to? It's so awful to be high-pressured, that
we don't feel good inside when we do give. :
And here's a big one, Santy would you let us
in on the secret tk what the Junior-Senior Class
Board is doing? And if we should find out that
they aren't dbing anything, we'll try to get rid of
r M J
Courtesy Llncloa Star
George (Potsy) Clark, pictured
above, announced his resigna
tion from the position-of Ath
letic Director Wednesday.
Clark, former University foot
ball coach and veteran gridder
from Illinois, said, he resigned
his post after coming under
fire because of poor showings
by Cornhusker football teams.
First Rag Mop
Rita Dorn, junior in Business
Administration, has applied for
Miss Rag Mop.
Miss Dorn is member of New
man Club, Phi Chi Theta, busi
ness administration professional,
and Towne Club. She has a
7.095 weighted average.
Ken Rystrom, Nebraskan edi
tor said, "The contest is still
open and all girls having the
necessary requirements may
received the Purple Heart and
the Air Medal with five clusters
during his wartime service in
Europe. At the end of the war
he was chosen to fly Gen. Mark
Clark home from Europe.
lay Be Submitted Until
Staff To Choose
Nominations for 1953-54 Out
standing Nebraskan awards op
Candidates' names may be en
tered by students or faculty mem
bers until 5 p.m. Jan. 13. Nomi
nations - must be written and
should include qualifications of
All students and faculty are
eligible for the ward except past
recipients and members of the
WINNERS of the award will be
announced on the last day of pub
lication this semester, Jan. 15.
The award originated in 1949 by
the Nebraskan. Each semester
one student and faculty member
are chosen on the basis of "meri-
Ag YMCA 154
Candidates for the 1954 Ag
YMCA election have been an
nounced. Election of officess will be held
Jan. 7, in the Ag Union. Only
members of the Ag YMCA are
eligible to vote.
President and vice president,
Brock Dutton and Buzz Hargle
road; second vice president, John
Heumann and Ted Ward; secre
tary, John Olson and John Peder
sen; treasurer, Allan Schmid and
Charles Harris; district represen
tative, Sherman Gillett and Ted
the "Daily" back
'Potsy' Clark Resigns
From NU Athletic Post
Fears 'Free Rides7
By STAFF WRITER
George "Potsy" Clark resigned
as atnietic director Wednesday,
alter ianing to obtain a unani
mous vote of- confidence from
the Athletic Board.
He said that he, along with
members of the coaching staff,
had been under fire for what
he termed the failure to win
"We're about as sound athleti
cally as any university in Amer
ica," Clark said, but "they (his
critics) want a big-time pro
He said Thursday that he was
worried that outright ' free rides '
would be demanded for athletes
before they enroll at the Uni
versity. ... HE WARNED that Nebraska
was financially unable to nav for
the program. "We don't have
this kind of money," he said.
"I don't think we ought to go
downtown for our support," he
said. "Some people downtown
try to figure out the situation
without a pencil and paper like
I have been doing."
without a pencil and paper '
was interpreted as meaning an
infraction of a rule of the Mis
souri Valley Intercollegiate Ath
letic Association which states,
"The responsibility for including
all forms of help or benefits,
direct or indirect, rests with the
director of athletics and the
"I WAS told to run the pro
gram according to University
rules," he said. "I don't want to
"What Nebraska must do,
however, is to keep within the
rules and operate the department
with dignity and pride," he said.
"I think our athletic department
can be proud that it can and
does pay all its debts."
Clark criticized the fact that
in modern-day athletics, true
amateurism has dissappeared
from the field of college sports,
SUPPOSE we cet into this
business in a big way?" he said.
"The first thing you know, the
boys won't want to do any work
One Student, One
torious service In promoting the
welfare and spirit of the Univer
Since 1952 Rev. Rex Knowles,
Sylvia Krasne, Col. C. J. Frank
forter and Ruth Raymond have
received the awards.
REV. REX Knowles received
the award "as a person who un
derstands student problems." He
and the services the Presby house
have always been available to
students and organizations.
Miss Krasne was president of
Mortar Board, president of Sigma
Delta Tau, a member of the
AWS, All University Fund, Tass
els, YWCA, All University Fund
Board, arid Religious Welfare
Council. She was also elected to
Phi Beta Kappa. ' .
Col. C. F. Frankforter) associ
ate professor of chemistry, was
NU Receives $10,000
For Animal Husbandry
Ten thousand dollars for re
search in the field of animal hus
bandry has been granted to the
University by the Lederle Lab
oratories division of, American
Cyanamid Company, New York
The two-year grant will be
used to finance a study to deter
mine the value of aureomycin as
a preventative of abscessed liv
ers in cattle, under the direction
of Dr. John MatsUshime, assist
ant professor of animal husbandry.
Santy, the faculty doesn't think we study be
fore their three-hour exams. You know that we
used to, so please make the tests a little easier be
cause we only have one day now.
Give us real good departmental convocations,
Santa, if we have to be specialized. We would
like a big one, though, where all of us can get to
gether and learn about something new.
Bring us a nice, pretty Miss Rag Mop that will
far surpass all the other queens.
Please educate that paper up in the city,
Make us able to concentrate when the big bell
plays while our professors are talking and give
them a little of your liveliness at the same time.
We like the Freshmen, really, but they do
have Something The Matter With them, Saty,'
everyone says so. Please tell us whether what's
wrong is just because they're Freshmen, as we
We'd like to have you make the people in the
next office understand us a little bit. Tell them
we really don't have two heads apiece.
Santy, could you make the board with the
initials be a little bit nice to poor girls whose
families didn't bring them up to be clock-watchers?
And Santa Claus, we have one real big last
Christmas present to ask you for, Would you put
in The Nebraskan?
at all and we will
"Like I stated before, they
have taken a lot of the fun out
of the game and for the boys,
too. I don't like the looks of
the future for that reason."
He recalled that the father of
a promising athlete visited him
before the Oklahoma game. The
father said that he wanted his
boy in athletics, but that he did
not want him to have a grant-in-aid.
CLARK REPLIED that the
fact must be faced that if an
athlete does not have a grant, he
won't be considered good. He
will therefore remain on the side
lines, eventually become dis
gusted and then turn in ' his
Clark's first resignation was
submitted after the Oklahoma
game, but was rejected then by
a majority vote of the board.
When he resigned Wednesday
he said that some of the men
holding coaching spots "were not
of my choice."
He said that if general opinion
was that a change was needed,
he did not want to stand in the
"NOBODY HAS pressured me
to resign," he said.
"I do not believe we should
further professionalize amateur
athletics in an attempt to -win
Clark said that he did not
intend to drop from the athletic
picture but that he would not
divulge future plans at this time.
Magazine Given Award
"T h e Nebraska Alumnus,"
monthly magazine of the Uni
versity Alumni Association, was
awarded honorable mention in
the magazine class contest held
by the American Alumni
Phil Holman. editor, received
the award recently at a district
meeting of the Council at Iowa
State College, Ames.
cited for beings advisor for nu
merous campus organizations in
cluding: Sponsor of Corn Cobs
and band trips, honorary Inno
cent and sponsor.
MISS RAYMOND was editor,
associate editor, managing edi
tor,, and news editor of the Daily
Nebraskan. She was a member
of Theta Sigma Phi, women's
professional journalism honorary,'
and of Kappa Tau Alpha, an hon
orary fraternity. She was senior
attendant to the May Queen on
Ivy Day in 1953.
Thirteen nominees were entered
for this award last January. Last
spring, there were 11 nominations
for utstanding Nebraskan. No
nominations have been received
yet for the 1953-54 awards.
Regulations on Christmas vaca
tion for women living in organ
ized houses or in the Women's
Residence Halls have, been an
nounced by AWS.
Vacation will officially begin
Saturday noon, and end Jan. 4,
at 8 a.m.
If a coed wants to return after
closing hours Jan. 3,- it is neces
sary to obtain special permission
from the housemother before
leaving and to note the time she
will return on the sign-out sheet.
Co-eds planning to return after
8 a.m. Monday must also obtain
The Carillon Tower, one of the
most photographed objects on
the University campus is
shown in a winter scene above.
This picture taken from the
west, shows the Tower with a
i H. I'
One of the things I like best
about the Christmas season is
the custom of sending greetings
to our friends. For fifty weeks of
the year we bury ourselves in
routine. We accept the great help
and encouragement that we re
ceive from those about us with
the same casualness that we eat
lunch. But when the Christmas
holiday season comes it somehow
shifts our perspective a bit and
the importance of being a part of
a community comes into focus.
I am very happy to be a part
of the University of Nebraska
community and I am happy to be
associated with , you students.
After all, you are the number one
citizens of the University. I
want you to know that your en
New Amendment Requires
Two Polls For NU Elections
"There shall be at least two
polling places for each special
election: one on the college or
Agriculture Campus, the other on
the City Campus, except in sucn
cases where the voters are re
quired to attend a specified event
in order to qualify for voting. "
This amendment to the by-laws
of the constitution was passed in
Student Council meeting Wednes
day. THE PARKING board an
nounced that two appeals were
heard last week, but neither one
was granted. Eldon Park, board
member, reported that Acting
Chancellor John K. Selleck at
tended the session and com.
mende'' the parking program.
ChanCL-or Selleck said the pro
gram was now receiving favor
able comments in place of the
Carl Mammel, chairman of the
invest igations committee, re
ported that after talking to the
Lincoln Musician's Union, the
idea of a booking agency was
drtjpped. The reason for this de
cision is that according to Union
rules, a band and its-agent must
have a license. This license re
quires a fee of ten per cent which
would have to be paid by the or
ganization hiring the .band. The
committee felt that this high per
centage would discourage the
purpose of the agency.
THE JUDICIARY cojnmittee
reported that the constitutions of
Pi Sigma Alpha, political science
honorary, and Pan Hellenic were
approved by the faculty commit
In answer to complaints of En
gineering students about the poor
condition of the 10th Street park
ing lot the parking committee re
ported that the administration
will see that the lot is freed of
debris and graveled as soon as
By CHICK TAYLOR
. His wife lay on her deathbed.
She pleaded, "John, I want you
to promise me that you'll ride in
the same car with mother at my
He sighed, "Okay, but it's
going to ruin my whole day."
Said the cannibal to the witch
doctor: "Something wrong with
my kid, Doc. He wont eat any
body." A retired colonel encountered
his former orderly, also retired,
and persuaded ,
will be exact
ly what they
were in the
can begin by
tomorrow morning at seven."
Promptly at seven the next
morning , the ex-orderly strode
into his boss's bedroom and
shook him into wakefulness.
Then he leaned over and
spanked the colonel's wife say
ing: "All right, baby, it's back to
Skid Row for you!" .
. Reformer: "And besides, Hell
is just full of drunkards, cock
tails, roulette wheels, and
naughty chorus girls."
Voice from the rear: "Oh,
death, where is thy sting?"
foreground of tree limbs cov
ered with a light frost. This
scene appears on Christmas
cards being sold by two cam
thusiasm, your idealism, your
youth are ingredients vital to the
welfare of the University.
During the next couple of day!
you will be going home for
Christmas. I hope that your par
ents and friends at home will set
in you a reflection of the open
mindedness, the integrity, th
wholesomeness that our Univer
sity community stands for. You
are our best ambassadors. I
hope, too, that you will appreci
ate your own worth. So take cart
of yourselves; drive carefully,
and come back to us next year
ready to take your place in our
community. And, one thing more:
Merry Christmas I
JOHN K. SELLECK
JAN STEFFEN, chairman of
the student activities committee,
reported that announcements are
being made over the radio in
forming Lincoln residents of the
foreign students who are staying
here over the holidays and asking
these residents to invite the stu
dents to their homes.
The Naval ROTC unit at the
University has released the sec
ond section of its list of officers
for the second semester.
Officers named are:
A Company Lt. George T. Kar
abatsos, commanding officer; Lt.
(jg) Eldon E. Park, executive;
Chief Petty Officer John P. Ras
mussen. First Platoon -Lt (jg) Galen
B. Allen, leader: CPO John B.
Sullivan, mustering petty officer;
Petty Officer First Class iloya
E. Mason, first squad; Petty Of
ficer Second Class Glenn R. A.
Rodehorst, second squad, and
Petty Officer Second Class Rich
ard G. Yost, third squad.
Second Platoon Ensign Har
lan H. Wiederspan, leader; CPO
Richard A. Reed, MPO; PO 1 J.
Benedict, first squad; PO 2 John
J. Thomas, second squad; PO 2
J. C. Edwards, third squad.
B Company Lt. George C.
Gohde, commanding officer; Lt.
(jg) Dan G. Switzer, executive
officer; CPO Franklin S. Evans.
chief petty officer.
First Platoon Lt. (jg) Robert
B. Johnson, platoon leader; CPO
Lawrence F. Dane, MPO; PO 1
Donald E. Leonard, first squad;
PO 2 Theodore W. Barger, sec
ond squad: PO 2 Gary D. Jones,
Second Platoon ENS Allen G.
Paulson, MPO; CPO Richard J.
MeKee. MPO; PO 1 Leon W.
Kreiner, first squad; PO 2 James
C. Trumbull, second squad; PO
2 Hal B. Hasselbach, third squad.
C Company Lt. Bert W. Bish
op, commanding officer; Lt. (jg)
William A. Harris, Jr., executive
officer; CPO Charles E. Wright,
chief petty officer.
First Platoon Lt. tig) jonn a.
Faltys, platoon leader; CPO Wes
ley J. Jensby, MPO; PO 1 Ber
trand E. Sample, first squad; PO
2 Stanley S. Leese, second squad;
PO 2 Leland R. Dobler, tlvird
Second Platoon ENS Daniel J.
Wolkensdorfer, platoon . leader;
CPO John N. Tombarge, MPO;
PO 1 Dean T. Buckingham, first
squad; PO 2 David K. Jones, sec
ond squad; PO 2 Blaine R. Fark,
Houses Fib Forms
On Vacation Status
Vacation status forms, for the
Christmas periods, will be filed
by University houses. , .
The forms, turned in to Dean
Johnson' and to Dean Halljron,
will indicate whether each bouse
will be open during vacation.
university police wUl maintain
a check on activities of tee resi
dences. ' -
Last year, the Sigma CM house
was entered, personal belongings
were taken and a cash box was
broken. ' ,
The Beta Sigma Psi house wa
entered and vandals cause:1, st"e
destruction wilhin the tei
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