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Friday, March 19, 1954
Tire Student Voice Is Mead
The "silent generation," an over-worked
term loosely applied to young persons of the
college age, has received comment and at
tention from adults in and out of universities
and colleges throughout the United States.
Many of the adult population have deplored
this "silent" generation's action or lack of it
on pertinent happenings around them. This
complaint, in some cases, is well founded
students often do not come forward with their
Ideas and feelings.
In many instances they say nothing until
The Brown Plan
An interesting innovation in the usual
scholarship plan was made recently by
Brown University. That school announced
receipt of 27 "Corporation Scholarships."
These scholarships are the result of a good
salesmanship job by the university. Brown
convinced business and industrial firms to
donate the full costn of educating one student
for one year.
Under the plan each corporation scholar
ship includes the annual tuition cost for one
student, plus an additional sum to cover the
University's overhead on his education. Each
scholarship will bear the name of the donor
company and be processed through ergulation
The project began in the fall of 1953 when
20 prominent Brown alumni presented the
plan to about 50 corporations. The theory
was that "industry might wish to identify its
support of higher education with young men
of promise through a Corporation Scholar
This theory is not only laudable in itself;
practically speaking a business gets free ad
vertising, a university gets good students
and good students get financial aid. Al
though no obligation exists between the
organization and the student being helped,
"mutual interest" between the two will
probably develop and benefit both.
The University of Nebraska now receives
several scholarships bearing the name of some
business. A further exploration and applica
tion of the Brown plan by this school would
be beneficial to all parties concerned. S.H.
Scholarship applications close Saturday.
Signs have been posted and The Nebraskan
has announced the list of available scholar
ships. Yet the number of scholarship appli
cants will probably be small.
For some reason, University students seem
reluctant to apply for financial help in this
form. A former Nebraskan editorial sug
gested the reasons only a small number
apply were modesty and timidity.
Any bright student that means with ap
proximately a seven average will have a
good chance for scholarships. Sometimes
wards are made to those with 6.5 averages.
The important thing is that several divi
sions exist within the broad term "scholar
ships." Some require that financial need be
shown; some do not. Some are grants-in-aid;
some given on straight grade average.
Thus room has been made within the
University scholarship picture for many de
grees of need and scholarship. Modesty,
timidity or inertia should not prevent good
students from taking advantage of the op
portunity to try for the several scholarships
currently available. S.H.
How many times have you heard people
say, longingly, "Oh, how I wish that I could
go to Europe. If I inherited a million dollars,
Z would spend it all on travel."
True, a trip to Minnesota or Kansas State
Is more economical than a summer voyage ,
to Europe or Sonth America or Cuba, but far
Today, more college-age students are tour
ing Europe and other countries than ever
before. This fact is due to the numerous
opportunities presented by different travel
ing lines and special agencies. People no
longer have to be millionaries to travel
Once upon a time, most people considered
"going to Europe" merely a pleasure trip.
One that would be taken upon retirement
s a possible reward for thirty or forty years
of hard, hard work, but now people look at
tliis trip as not only one for pleasure, but
also one of learning and understanding more
about the customs of this old world of ours,
which year by year becomes a little bit
You ask, "Now just how can I get to
Articles containing Information about var
ious tours have been printed from time to
time this year in The Nebraskan.
Many tours are available that will take you
to aU the spots popular on the favored world
route, and for the most part these trips are
very reasonably priced.
That dream trip, if you are a person who
likes to travel, isn't as impossible as you
after a certain course of action has been
taken, and then Join the large group of per
sons who decry actions as being "111 advised."
The valldty of the complaint "silent" Is
partially based on fact. But there are rea
sons for this silence.
First, student opinion often is not sought.
Second, student opinion, when received, i3
often written off as invalid simply because
it comes from, "young, ignorant, non-sophisticated"
students. And yet the complaint
To many students, the label "silent" is
meaningless, of little importance. But
University students can observe first-hand
an action to alleviate student "silence" as it
happens at home, the University of Nebraska.
The example? The willingness of deans of
the colleges of the University to allow stu
dent participation in nominating instructors
for the distinguished instructor award. A
check with the deans of the colleges resulted
in this information:
1. Engineering and architecture: a form
sent to the upper 20 per cent of the graduat
ing classes of 1948 through 1950 for them
to make choices. Dean Roy Green said pre
sent students were not polled on their
choices, but noted he felt this plan allowed
past students to Judge their instructors with
out "the irritations" experienced during their
2. College of Law: third and fourth year
students who had had all the instructors were
able to make recommendations to Dean Bel
sheim. who noted "beginning students did
not take part in the program because they
had not had all the instructors and were not
able to be accurate judges of the outstanding
3. Teacher's College: a poll of 700 students
and comments by the Student Advisory
Board were used in making the nomination
from this college, according to Dean Henz
lik. 4. College of Agriculture: nominations
could be made by any student and forwarded
to Dean Lambert.
5. College of Arts and Sciences: no student
participation in the nomination procedure this
year. Dean Militzer noted, however, that
student participation will be allowed next
year and added that the time given this year
did not allow setting up a method for taking
student opinion on the matter.
6. College of Business Administration: Dean
Fullbrook said there had been no student
poll or like method of gathering student
opinion. He noted that no such program was
planned in the college, but said his nomina
tion "was materially affected by student
opinion of various instructors I have
gathered over the years."
Almost all the colleges making nomina
tions seem to have one common character
isticmaking a definite arrangement for stu
dent opinion. The colleges which did not
make such an arrangment, Arts and Sciences
and Business Administration have definitely
shown they consider student opinion im
portant and have made use, though limited,
Student participation on the selection com
mittee to be appointed by Acting Chancellor
Selleck is still a matter of question. The
Chancellor was unavailable for comment.
However, the student body has been, for
the- most part, consulted on an important
question with advantages to both student
and faculty. This example of student parti
cipation in an important decision does
much to remove the validity of the claim
"silent generation." T.W.
The Best Policy
The other day the treasurer of Dodge
County wrote Gov. Crosby that he received
a check for $393. Accompanying the check,
was this note.
"May God forgive me for cheating. (Signed)
Maybe just a few University students
could take a hint from the Dodge County
taxpayer during the normal round of exams.
Honesty is quite a problem. One person, at
least, must have solved it for himself.
It would be something if a few of us
could sort of follow suit.
Just Mistaken Identity
Speaking of embarrassing moments, Jef
fersonville, Indiana, officials suffered from
very red faces last week.
They sent to Indianapolis for a portrait of
the town's namesake, Thomas Jefferson,
which they used as the central piece in a
float for a progress parade. When the new
Thomas Jefferson high school was opened,
they sent the same portrait to the school to
hang on a hall wall.
School officials objected, however, because
it seems the picture was not of Jefferson
after all, but of Andrew Jackson
Well, to err is human, they say too bad
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The Student Forum
On The Light Side
Af loose Ends
By JOYCE JOHNSON
It won't be long until those
wild-blue-yonder boys will be put
ting in their appearences in every
Lincoln nook and corner.
Most of us were only about ten
years old when the Lincoln air
base was in complete operation
during World War II. I can
vaguely remember servicemen
loitering at e very street corner
and invading all civilian enter
Sears and Roebuck store served
as the Lincoln USO center for
the army men. I can still visual
ise holding on tightly to my
mother's and peering at the XJSO
hostesses and their military
guests, sipping cokes, dancing or
just chatting- in a strained raiety
to escape from the tensions of
Again history will be repeating
itself in a space of ten years.
The welcome mat will soon be
laid out to the several thousand
Air Force men to be stationed in
Lincoln, which means this city
will be booming over night in or
der to meet the demands of these
The University will naturally
feel the effects from this deluge
of men away from home.
If the situation doesn't produce
anything else it will certainly
prick up the ears of Joe College.
When the air base was for
merly in action there were no
University men to speak of, for
they too had joined Uncle Sam's
ranks. However this new infil
tration will undoubtedly rub off
some of the male students' glam
orous attraction and transfer it
to the boys who wear Air Force
wings. It will indeed be ironical
to see our University men cither
phoning a girl days in advance
for a coke date or finding their
Hooper rating at a low ebb.
University activities might take
on a new flavor in order to in
clude plans for the soldiers. Prob
ably one of the favorite coed ac
tivities next year will be to pro
vide Red Cross entertainment
and recreation for the military
... a delightful way, I'm sure
they'll agree, to make activity
On the reverse side, AWS may
have an especially busy year, for
the campus coeds would perhaps
find themselves surrounded by
a wall of rules and restrictions to
discourage fraternizing. In addi
tion Lincoln curfew hours might
go into effect once again.
The Air Force invasion could
be noticed in other ways also.
Women's fashions might revolve
around the color theme "Air
Force Blue," and colloquial ex
pressions will possibly include
all aspects of military jargon.
As Pogo would say, "What in
the ever loving sky blue heavens
will all this mean?
Two On The Aisle
Disney Film Highlights
Brilliant Colors, Action
By DICK RALSTON
Ever wondered how a desert
region could inspire anything so
beautiful as Grofe's "Grand
The intense beauty of the
"Great American Desert" is just
one of its many qualities touched
on in "The Living Desert" show
ing currently at the State
The movie, a "True Life Ad
venture" of feature length, is
filmed in the vast desert region
stretching from the Sierra Mad
res to the Rockies in the south
western part of the United States.
The "heroes" are kangaroo
rats and ground squirrels among
others. "Villains" include rattle
snakes, tarantula spiders and
"The Living Desert" contains
all the essentials of a good movie:
color, beauty, romance, fighting,
dancing, drama and music. For
color, there are desert sunset
and sunrises. Beauty Is abund
ant in the desert flowers. The
mating preliminaries of tortoises
and of horned beetles provide the
There is fighting aplenty in
this savage country, and somehow
the underdog usually wins. For
example, a kangaroo rat sends a
rattlesnake into a quick retreat
from an ambush. A ground
squirrel sends a Gila Monster
home hungry. A tarantula winces
in pain as he crawls back into
his hole after a skirmish with a
horned beetle. But the tarantula
rises to battle again, this time
with a rattler, and bluffs him
out of a meal.
The poor rattler has a tough
time of it as he ends up on a
hawk's dinner table after the
outstanding fight sequence of the
..For dancing, an orange and
black snake is sliown in a moon
light ballet and two scorpions
oblige the camera with a "square
dance." And for sheer drama,
there is the story of a wasp track
ing down and killing a tarantula
spider as the only means of per
petuating her race.
And of course, there is that
special Walt Disney brand of
music perfectly coordinated with
the action to enliven the movie.
A few especially good features
of the movie: desert flowers
filmed opening and closing by
time-lapse photography, a cele
bration "brawl" by kangaroo
rats, the moonlight ballet of the
snake, a kangaroo rat nursing
her young and a bobcat being
treed by a couple of wild pigs.
For "halftime" entertainment
is a short, also by Walt Disney
Productions, entitled "Ben and
Me." After years of being de
ceived by the history books, at
last you can learn the true story
of the "brains behind the brains,"
or how Amos, the churchmouse,
helped Ben Franklin along the
road to fame.
Friedman Suggests End To Argument;
Prof. Promises A 'Complete Machine
' i v:w ....... nAMAfV
I read with interest F. J. Pep
per's letterip reply last Tuesday.
Though I disagree with him in
most respects, I do not feel that
this column is the proper place to
continue personal religious po
lemics. Not only is there insuffi
cient time, space and the possi
bility of gross misunderstanding,
but it also seems unfair to others
who wish to use the space for
legitimate statements of their
However, if Frank is sincerely
interested in this subject, I would
suggest he join me in a study
group in which we could both
pursue the matter further in a
friendly manner. I am sure many
students would be interested in
attending such a group.
I enjoyed reading the editorial
in your last Wednesday issue on
Thinking Machines. However in
reading the last paragraph: "But
don't despair the human brain
will never be completely anti
quated..." I could not refrain
from putting in my own last
paragraph which went something
"But don't despair some enter
prising engineer will find a way
in which to incorporate prejudices
into the thinking machine and
the unfair advantage of the think
ing machine over the human ap
paratus will thus be eliminated."
Theodore Jorgensen Jr.
Professor of Physics
Estes Carnival, 8:30 to 10:30
p.m., Ag College Activities Build
ing. Palladian Society Meeting,8:30
p.m., Temp. J.
Iranian New Year Celebration,
8 p.m.. Union.
NROTC Ball, 7 p.-m., Cotner
Symphonic Band Concert, 3
Harvey Hnegy Lectures, 3 p.m..
Room 316 Union; 6:30 p.m., Par
lar ABC, Union.
By DEL HARDING
Ho hum. I'm tired- Hmmm,
what to write about . . . can t
think of anything. Lesee, what s
been happening. Nothing.
Hmmm. Could write on . . . no,
did that last semester. Well,
what e'se , . .
Oh, yeah, basketball tourney.
Hastings won. Oh, well, wait 'til
next year. Not as many cute
high school girls around this
year. Most discouraging.
Movies, yeah, they're always
good for a comment. Lesee, saw
a couple . . . Red Girdle, ur,
Garters was good. So was the
Miller one. Hear the one about
slugging the devil stunk. Too
bad. Suppose Audrey Hepburn
will be awarded an Oscar. Good.
She's cute. Wonder if she's
pinned . . . Probably. Oh, well.
What else . . . Could discuss
the Ag grades situation. Guess
not . . . who cares about grades?
Give 'em an F, give 'em a 9 , . .
I don't care. Elections. May
Queen . . . goodie, another queen.
Probably for the communistic
May Day festivities. What else
happens In May . . . had a panty
raid once. More fun. Campus has
been dead ever since. Yeah . . .
Twenty-two days 'til Easter
Vacation. Nine whole days free.
Good. Fresh-women have 10:30
hours now . . . good, I guess. No
more one date until 9:00, one
until 10:30, and one until 11:00.
Oh, well . . .
What's happening this week
end . . . nothing. How unusual.
Oh, yes . . . Rho Delta initiation.
Tex Beneke at the 'Pike. New
Walt Disney show. Guess I'll
stay home and study . . . ho, ho,
that is rich!
Nother six inches to go. Maybe
if I space out words like this.
No. Too hard to read . . . and
type. If you still think this Is a
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Football. N o Alum-Varsity
game this year. One guess
W Notice' it's "Dr. Schwindler" in
The Nebraskan now. Always
thought it was "Dr. Swindler.'
Four years I been wrong. Gee.
Hmmm, this column oughta
bring in the Letterips. Tough.
"Sticks and stones . . ."
Beauty Queens judged re
cently. Hmmm, I know! I'll pick
some. Everybody else does, why
not? So -here are Del's DazcU
ers: Nancy Pumphrey, '53, a
Kappa; LeeEllen Creasman, '53,
a Theta; Damaris Rlddell, '53, a
DG; Beth Alden, '53, an Alpha
Phi; Daphne Young, '56, a
Kappa, and Leigh Cartwrlght,
'57, a Theta.
Aand as my Queen-of-Queens:
Nancy Dixon, '52, an Alpha Chi
who would run Ava Gardner a
close beauty race.
Video . . . hmmm, how about
Arthur Godfrey. Seems the
Great Godfrey Bubble has burst
, . , he's dropped from among the
top 5 to the mid-20's in the latest
TV ratings. Good . . . was getting
too big for his britches.
McCarthy, McCarthy ... all
I hear or read. Getting sick of
him. Hear his wife was a Greek
in collitch. Probably how he got
the Greek ship owners to agree
to his non-Red trading pact.
Yeah . . .
"If you can't get a sorority
girl, get an Elgin girl." No. If
you can't get an Elgin girl, get
a sorority girl. Better pleasantly
dumb than sophisticatedly cyni
cal .. .
Forty more days of classes . . ,
too long. Must be brave. My,
must be in my "senior slump.'
Oh, well, see you again in a fort
night. Goodby. Ho num . . .
All That Glitters
At Last-A TrUe History
Of These EB Selections
By HANK GIBSON
Last week elections were held
for eligible bachelor and a new
crop of sought after males made
its debut. As is always the case
in traditions of this sort, I was
overcome by a desire to explore
the history of this worthwhile
custom. I am generally quite
gratified by research of this type,
and I unearthed information con
cerning the origin of eligible
bachelor elections which more
than justified my hours of care
The following, then, is to the
best of my knowledge a true ac
count of the beginings of this re
In the year 1932, seventy-eight
years after the founding of Ne
braska City, a young girl from
that port of entry Metropolis was
starting her college career at this
Univeristy. By an odd coincidence
her name was Ceetie Nebraska.
(Allow me to interject here that
the claims of her family that
the state was named after one
of her progenitors are apocry
phal. The true origin of the state
name concerns an early incident
between two pioneer men and a
minor woman and may be found
in a treatise on the subject by
the writer appearing in serial
form in the Police Gazette of
Ceetie was by no means an at
tractive girl. Nebraska City legal
records list several suits filed
against her parents for mental
damage done to small children
who happened to see her on the
street. Later these sensitive tots
complained of nightmares in
which they imagined Ceetie to be
chasing them up a blind alley.
Local ordinance prevented her
from coming within 300 yards of
a primary school.
Ceetie's first two years at Ne
braska U. were unhappy ones.
Not only would no sorority, admit
of her existance, but she failed
to gain male companionship even
to so much as a free Student Un
io i Movie. And this was in a
time when there was 17 and one-
- By ART DOBSON
Managing Editor "Let's not
allow any more jokes about sex,
drinking, or profanity."
Editor "Yeah. I'm tired of
publishing this paper, too."
A morality play is one in
which the characters are goblins,
ghosts, virgins, and other super
"What would I have to give
you for a kiss?"
Little Willie, cute but dumb,
Gorged his eye out with his
"M?rcy on us!" screamed his
"Hell,' said Bill, "I got an
other." At a high school dance a
youthful girl was trying to make
conversation with her partner:
"I think dancing makes a girl's
feet larger, don't you?"
Trying again, she bashfully
asked: "Don't you think swim
ming gives a girl awfully big
After a long pause her partner
finally stated: "'You must ride
quite a bit, too!"
"Why did you take up the
"My glass of beer kept sliding
off of the the violin."
Everyone likes to see a broad
smile, especially if it's at him.
half men and two White-fact
steers to every woman.
It was in her junior year that
Ceetie's father, a man of sub
stantial means, (derived, some
say, from immoral ferry boat
practices on the Missouri River)
hit upon a plan for marrying off
his daughter. During this school
year (1934-5) there was a hot
debate in the Student Council con
"cerning anti-discriminatory leg
islation. Most of the fraternities
at that time had clauses in their
constitutions barring White-face
cattle from membership, and
the Student Council was trying to
pass a resolution which would
force the fraternities to repeal
this undemocratic clause.
All the frats were up in arms
over this vital question, agruing
that cattle just weren't eligible
for Greek life. Into the hottest
part of the argument stepped Cee
tie's father with a jtossible solu
tion for the fraternities.
He suggested that each frater
nity select its most outstanding
member as an eligible bachelor.
The white-face cattle were to get
together and select from their
ranks their most eligible bach-"
elor (or stud, as some insisted.)
Then, in an unbiased judging, all
the girls on campus were to vote
as to whether they thought the
eligible White-face came up to
the standards set by the eligible
Ceetie's father's trump card
was that for the suggestion, the
most popular eligible bachelor
would be obliged to marry his
daughter. So pleased with Mr. Ne
braska's plan were the fraternity
men, that they readily agreed to
the terms and a contract was
drawn up. The Greeks were sure
that this would prove their super
iority, get the Student Council off
their necks, and be well worth the
sacrifice of one of their members.
Overconfidence cart sometimes
be a dangerous thing, however.
In a landslide election the White
face candidate, a 1,300-pound bull
named Colagri, was proved most
popular. The terms of the con
tract had to be kept according to
a decision handed down by the
Nebraska Supreme Court, and
Ceetie is now living in the south
forty of the Hy Bridcorn ranch in
the western part of the state. It
has been several years since any
White-face cattle have enrolled in
the University, but the election,
now a tradition, remains to this
Main Feature Clock
Lincoln: "The Glenn Miller
Story," 1:00, 3:05, 5:10, 7:15, 9:30.
Stuart: "Night People, 1:20,
3:23, 5:26, 7:29, 9:32.
Nebraska: "Guest Wife," 1:08,
4:30, 7:52. "Jivaro," 2:50, 6:12,
' Varsity: "The Command," 1:26,
3:22, 5:32, 7:35, 9:38.
State: "Living Desert," 1:32,
3:14, 4:56, 6:32, 8:15, 9:55.
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