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.Friday, May 21; 1954
Compromise Necessary
A quiet bombshell burst early this week
between the University Theater aud the Kos
met Klub. The explosive had been resting, un-
Big Contradiction
It is over. Four years of our lives. Four
years spent in one place, doing one thing
and they are gone.
All seniors are nostalgic . . . and bitter.
Hopeful , . . and without hope. They are
'.' adults . . . and children. They are glad . . .
' and sad. They muse quietly and philosophical
ly ., . and get roaring drunk to end it all.
Seniors think of all sorts of thlng;s, the big
ones and the small. They wish they had
studied harder , . and had more fun. They
wish they had taken time to be friends with
their professors and their classmates.
They realize they have learned a lot . .
and know nothing-.
They were in, or watching, the panty raid
and "small riot." They thought it was dis
gusting . , . and fun. They wish to be left
alone to manage their own affairs . . . and,
want to be told what to do.
Seniors know they haven't done very well
with their four years . . . but they would do
things the same way again. They realize the
"University will get along perfectly without
tVioYn hut. that, there will never be a class
like theirs.
T . 1 . IT. .' FTM ....
seniors wouia cnange many muigs. mcj
would do away with the corruptive suspicion
- which exists in the governing of women stu
, dents. They would quiet the clanging of the
Singing Silo. They would make class attend-
IWould become better and bad ones would be
forced .put.
Seniors would and could do many things
but It's too late for most of them. They know
things should have been done . , , but they
mi didn't do them.
. .-The things seniors do best is remembering.
.!TT- "They remember the great days of Bobby
Reynold's football . . , and the uproar over
Bill Glassford. They remember a childish bat
tle over E. N. Anderson . . . and a more petty
one about Clyde Mitchell. They remember
the slush of parking lots in midwinter . . .
and the stifling heat of a classroom in May.'
' They remember the snake dances of pre
football game rallies at Kings . . . and all
night gab sessions with buddies. They are the
' last class to recall the Fink Rag , . . and THE
They remember that The Nebraskan was
once a Daily . . . and they saw Ferguson Hall
being built. Seniors remember the big things
. . . and the little ones. They are glad to be
leaving an imperfect institution . . . but know
that thd fftnr vfiarc were emrA a-nA worth
They also know that never again will they
be so young and .carefree . , . and old and
responsible. They know that the last four
years have been one big contradiction school
dooks Desiae Deer mugs, iormais Desiae Diue
jeans and fun beside agony.
This conditioning to opposites is perhaps the
reason a senior is neither fish nor fowl. The
reason why a look into the, future is pre
faced with a long, nostalgic glance at the
past. S.H.
Back The Idea
Ideas, both good and bad, have been in
great supply at the University during this and
past years. Ideas have been attacked, adopted,
dropped, forgotten and assailed throughout
the 1953-54 session. For the most part, the
ideas have been forgotten as quickly, if not
more so, than they were conceived.
One Idea, though late in coming, has all the
ear marks of a good one. The idea is the
Senior Day (or days if you will) to be held
at Capitol Beach for those who are about to
leave these hallowed halls.
,So far as past records and recollections have
shown, this is the first attempt to do some
thing for the graduates other than pressing a
degree into their hands and filling their ears
with windy, impassioned speeches on Com
mencement Day.
However, this idea, like many others that
have come to and gone from the campus scene
requires one necessary element that is often
sadly lacking. The element is student support,
in this case attendance by those who will gain
.from the idea the graduating seniors.
Student support has been asked for to put
many ideas over the hump that eventually
leads to establishment of a regular campus
tradition. By the complaints of "tradidonless
ness" so often brought to the fore, it is
readily apparent that this necessary element
of student support is seldom given. Whether
this lack of the students' backing is because
of laziness or as a result of poor ideas is a
matter of conjecture.
No matter what the ease may have been in
the past, the Senior Day idea promises to be
st rood one. If those Involved will take the
Cme to make use of something that has been
planned for them.
You Seniors have nearly made all contribu
tions you can to your University, this is one
test chance you have to do something. For
Jour own sake, for those who will follow, do
Jrour best to make Senior Day a lasting part
f the campus scene. T.W.
touched and unnoticed by people outside the
two groups, since sometime in mid-March.
Amid the clamour that can now be heard
both pro and con there seems to be 1 one
strange element that has gone unrecognised.
Both organizations have made offers, counter
offers and attempts at compromise. But now
that the split is a reality! both groups seem
positive that they can continue without the
help of the other.
This sophomoric pride is basically unjusti
fied. Now that the groups are officially served,
Kosmet Klub must produce its spring show
without the technical assistance of the Uni
versity Theater. This will necessitate added
work on the individual members and added
cost on the budget.
By the same token, and this point must be
understood, the University Theater will in
deed be fortunate; rather they will be lucky,
if they can sell the amount of tickets they
demanded from the Kosmet Klub.
The Theater, during the conferences held
previous to the break, said the Kosmet Klub
must sell 1250 tickets, worth $7500; and in
event the Klub failed to meet this number,
the difference would be paid by the KK from 1
the earnings on the fall show.
It seems much too hopeful to think the Uni
versity Theater, using any method thus far
discussed, can sell more season tickets than
Kosmet Klub workers have been able to in
the past.
Simply stated) it seems both organizations
are inter-dependent Working together, as
they have In the past, they have been able
to accomplish the maximum amount of good.
It is a pity for the University that this break
might endanger the accomplishments of
either group. It is a greater pity that, in the
heat of the disagreement, neither group real
izes they are harming the University.
As the situation now appears, the demand
that the Klub sell 1250 tickets seems unrea
sonable. According to Kosmet Klub's consti
tution, the organization was formed for serv
ice to dramatic interests at the University. The
group does not have the financial resources
to underwrite the demand made on them by
the University Theater.
The Theater, it seems, has been unwilling
to compromise on any of its basic issues. Kos
met Klub has offered compromises. The com
promises could have kept the two groups to
gether, benefitting not only the two groups,
but also the University in general.
Both groups have stated that no animosity
exists. For the sake of the University, we can
well hope this is true. "By next September,
the tempers involved will have cooled. Maybe
at that time a fair solution can be found be
tweeen the quarreling groups.
The University Theater deserves and needs
more ticket sales, but the way to get them is
not be turning a cold shoulder to the sources
of the biggest ticket sales.
Kosmet Klub needs the University theater,
as they will realize next spring.
New methods must be found for the distri
bution and sale of tickets for the University
Theater plays. The Kosmet Klub must see the
cold facts and use the resources of the Thea
ter. Both organizations must stop warring
for their own good and come together, in
some sort of peace.
A solution of this type takes no great gen
ius. It merely needs a compromise. Both or
ganizations will have to conceed on specific
points. D.F.
Margin Notes
Insomnia Maybe?
A New Haven factory worker complained to
a judge. The man explained he did not mind
working nights to support his wife and her
five unemployed brothers, but he wished they
would allow him to sleep during the day.
Maybe a few students could take note, now
that finals are here and hours become
"slightly irregular."
Luck To The Rescue
Gamblers can be found many places, but it
is slightly unusual to see a divorced couple
engage in the recreation.
sYet a Los Angeles man each week delivers
$24 to his estranged wife. But the payment
does not end at that point. The former hus
band insists the wife play gin rummy with
There has been no report of how much the
man wins back however.
Those Wise Men
There seems to be a few practical men in
El Paso, Texas. Four burglars broke into a
restaurant, but were side-tracked in their at
tempted raid.
The mission: cook and eat one seven and
one-half pound goose.
Bad Luck
Accidents seem to happen to some people ,
more often than others, but a Malone, N. Y,
man seems as though he was headed for
trouble from the beginning.
He was fined $5 for having inadequate
brakes. The motorist's name: Howard La- '
Brake. .
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by biek Btbier The Student Forum
"Let's gret in this long one They're either' lined up for
'snap' course or a good teacher."
On The Light Side
At Loose Ends
The saga of a University stu
dent is coming to a grinding
close. . . .
Thus, as the movie travelogues
express it, we take leave of this
our fair institution and ence
aeain lose our Identity as ingred
ients of NU to assume the role
of the hometown boy and girl.
Everywhere students buzz with
plans for summer ... a time to
build up the pocket book, the
brain, and the brawn.
" Needless to say, more than
clothes will fill the suitcases as
each one of you reports to your
particular summer front.
The beer mug, symbol of gay,
carefree companionship and
cause for that over loaded, over
worked over weight Appearance,
will indeed find its place in your
prized possessions.
Ah, yes. The faded corsage and
ticket stub will also be included,
for they are the key to each
student's hidden, or some not so
hidden, desire to find romance
and to be one glorious part of the
social festivities.
Ah me. The worn -looking
football programs. Another catch
for collected dust whose ripped
covers symbolize the sweat and
boisterous enthusiasm 'each of
you puts forth to help your team
gain that winning ground.
What's this, left-over bills!
These too are deposited in the
suitcase and are significant in
that nowhere do you find so
many outlets for that green stuff
as in a University environment.
If there's any room .left in
goes the reasons for all the rest.
The textbooks, the ones you
couldn't sell or hock; or the ones,
silly sentimental fool that you
are, you decide to keep. Evidence
of both grim and grateful stu
dious results of a year of fun,
fear and fever.
Finally, the yearbook is stuffed
in before the suitcase completely
bends at the seams. Your Corn
husker, a neat, but sometimes
conservative, summation of your
University status. The parents
will enjoy flipping its passages
to look at your friends, your fac
ulty heads, your University, and
there on page 134, YOU!
As the last article is chucked
in the weary bag you think, an
other year down, some more to
However, you know by next
fall you'll be ready once again
tor the good life, to seek its
heights and to overcome its
If you, the senior, feel an
added nostalgic twinge which
seems unbecoming to you, you'll
quickly- peel the college stickers
off the suitcases and quietly...
perhaps even humbly . . mur
mur, Thanks far the memories
and for the future ...
Two On The Aisle
'River Of No Return'
Is 'Poor Man's Shane'
Old movie reviewers nevjr die
they just graduate. Friend Dick
Ralston who usually brings you this
weekly lampooning of the world
of celluloid, asked me to write
today's review since it would be
my last opportunity to get a byline
in the Nebraskan. Thanks Ricardo.
Back in the days when I was
staff movie reviewer for the
Rag 1 never let a M. Monroe
epic go by without taking a few
verbal liberties with it. That
still holds.
Currently showing at the Stuart
is a Monroe bit entitled 'River of
No Return." (Ironically enough the
last time I was in the Stuart
Theater Rise Stevens sang.)
Anyway, Mrs. Joltin' Joe, Robert
Mitchum, and Director Otto Pre
minger of "Moon is Blue" fame,
teamed up to distill this poor
man's "Shane" Into film, even
CinemaScope, yet! -
I could burden you with the
plot, but I won't. Of cours?, Joe
and Jane College fans of Mari
lyn's will go see this movie any
way. But just in case you
wouldn't normally go see Mari
lyn, I'll tell you that this
is the best job she's done so
far. Playing the part of a bar
room Sally, she pointlessly
saunters through a couple of
songs to get the movie off to a
pointless start. Soon, hwever,
Robert Mitchum, who is this
simple love story's hero, sets
out with his son to become a
dirt farmer in California at
the time when all of the
other immigrants are, searching
yonder hills for precious gold nug
gets. His logic is that he may not
make as much as the gold seekers
who strike, but he'll make more
than those who don't strike. (This
Isn't really good logic, but he
winds up with Miss Monroe at the
end of the movie and who cares
about logic at a time like that.)
a a
As I said, I won't burden you
with the plot there is one, and
that is remarkably unusual. It is
Bulletin Board
Lab Theater Plays, 8 p.m., 201.
Phi Lambda Upsilon Spring
Picnic, 12:30 p.m.. Pioneer Park.
Annual NebrasksB Cornhusker
Picnic and Baseball Game, 2
p.m.. Union.
a rather thick one even sort of
pasty. Not pasty enough to stick
together well, but sticky.
Due to an unfortunate incident
with one of Marilyn's admirers,
Mitchum, Monroe and Mitchum's
nine-year-old son battle the rapids
down the "River of No Return."'
It's one of those death defying
trips in a hand-hewn raft. On the
way to their destination Mitchum
subdues one mountain lion, two
crooks, several score of red-skins,
the rocky rapids themselves and
even Miss Monroe. He gets shot at,
clawed, knifed, pelted with ar
rows, and falls out of the boat at
precisly the worst moment at the
time they are shooting the rapids.
Probably all in all Mitchum won't
get an Oscar for his efforts, but
perhaps a citation for gallantry,
a a
Marilyn and Mitchum's number-one-son
endure no small amount of
inconvenience themselves, but they
all triumph in the end.
I should mention that Mitchum's
first wife died sometime before
the movie started, so it is strictly
kosher for him to marry Marilyn
at the last.
The movie ended in a tribute te
Canada, for letting 20th Century
Fox use Us rifver. The scenery was
fine, as it to in most CinemaScopie
productions. CinemaScope makes
scenery of the outdoor variety look
better, but it doesn't do mach for
a four walled room. This is mostly
because the camera blurs when it
makes a fast pan shot, and besides
Hollywood has trouble keeping m
closet from looking like the ball
room of Windsor castle when you
see it on the wide screen. .."
That does it for this semester.
Hope you'll be able to struggle
along with "Time" for your movie
critiques until next September. .
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IXr-CCE AUGUST 30, 1952,
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Four years ago it was Lincoln
High's 83rd annual commence
ment, and this year it's NU's
83rd annual. Was in on the first
event and looks like I'll slip
through to the second. Came to
" this campus , three days out of
high school and entered my first
class, Poll Sci 1. Today I went
to my last, Poll Sci 2. Lotta
progress in four years.
What does a '54 senior remem
ber about his four-year univer
sity stint? Quite a conglomera
tion of things.
That freshman year, when
Bobby Reynolds was the magic
name and football was the fav
orite topic. The once-yearly
male gate-crashings of Coed Fol
lies The panty raids. The Sad
, lers-Wells Ballet, this year's
Omaha "Boston Pops" concert,
and the '52 Homecoming Dance
with Billy May.
You remember your toughest
final and your easiest course.
' You remember "the" girl who
impressed you most or try not
to, if she's married.
And if you were lucky, as I
was, you'll never forget the won
derful summer sessions at the
beautiful University of Colorado.
-You remember the people
you've met, the friends you've
made and wonder if you'll ever
see them again.
If you're a PBK, you can look
back and be Justly proud of a
fine' scholastic record. Or If
you're a lousy student as I am,
you look back and rationalise
that "you coulda done bettor" If
you'd have studied.
But if you had it to do over
again you'd probably do things
pretty much the same way.
You remember the cokes in '
the Crib, and the midnight chili
stops at the Senate. You remem-
ber the '30 war scare when so
many students rushed to the re
cruiting stations, and the Omaha
flood scare. .
You remember Lincoln in gen
eral, and wish that the city
would furnish some decent
places of entertainment a la Tu
lagl instead of the , roadside
dumps it now . has.
' And you hope that Llncolnltes
will someday east aside . their
Ironically puritan Ideas concern
ing: student morality, and realise
the area north of R Street Isn't
a monastery inhabited by senile
conformists but an area of young
people with a normal if some
times Impetuous sest for living-.
And there are even some of
us who remember a warm, schol
arly gentleman affectionately
known as . Gus one of the na
tion's greatest educators and
chancellor for our first three
years at NU, Dr. R. G. Gustav
son. '
So now most of us male gradu
ates will be "working for our
uncle" for the next few years.
Uncle Sam, that is. , It's Naval
OCS for this one. then two jolly
years of sea-faring adventures!
Quoting from Dale Reynolds'
excellent Tuesday column, "And
in a couple of weeks, I will
march to the commencement ex-,
ercises with the rest of the group,
and take my place with the many
who are soon forgotten.
"And Nvhile half listening to
the commencement speaker tell
us that we have not reached our
goal, that our work is not done,
and the world is Just beginning
for us, I will sit with mixed emo
tionsthinking 'Thank God it's
all over, and at the same time
wishing I could do it over again."
So with few regrets and a
trunkful of . memories it's so
long, NU . . . it's been fun.
Phi Chi Member Gives Behind Scenes
Picture Of Sing Participation Events
Dear Editor
In the Letterip column of May
11, "Discouraged" questioned
the "irregularities" allowed in
the Fraternity Ivy Day S:ng.
His questions were straightfor
ward and certainly his facts
were correct. He was referring
primarily, of course, to Phi Chi's
winning the Fraternity Sing. Al
though his remarks were not
directed at fhe winning group,
it might nevertheless, be worth
while to hear the facts regarding
Phi Chi's participation in the
About four weeks ago, we
called down to Lincoln to fnd
out whether or not Phi Chi
could sing at Ivy Day, and
whether or not we could com
pete and . what the rules were
this year.- We were told several
days later that we eeuld come
and slnr, that there was no up
per limit on the slxe of the rronp,
but that we were too late to
enter the competition. We went
ahead and planned to come down
and sing anyway.
A week or so later a member
of one of the other medical fra
ternities asked us if we had
heard from Lincoln and we told
him the above facts. He had
entered his group previously aflS
thought they were competing.
He called a Kosmet Klub mem
ber who said that he would do
all he could to get both of he
medical fraternities '. into the
competition since neither ona of
us had received an official entry
form. Nothing came of this,
a a
Then on the Saturday after
noon of Ivy Day, representatives
of both medical fraternities
talked with the Kosmet Klub
member in harge of the Sing.
We inquired whether or not we
were to compete. He said that
he personally would prefer that
we didn't but that we could if we
wanted to. I said that if wo
were eligible, Phi Chi would hk
to compete. He said O.K.,
a ' -
Most certainly we did not in
tend to break any rules. We
concur fully with the attitude
of "Discouraged" and are per
fectly willing to return the
trophy so that it might be pre
sented to a more proper winner.
We are sincerely sorry that our
participation has caused hard
feelings or resentment
Our position regarding our
participation is this. We are stu
dents in the College of Medicine
just the same as the Lincoln stu
dents are students in the colleges
of Arts and Sciences, Dentistry,
Agriculture, etc. We are all part
of one University. The medical
fraternities are very much like
the Lincoln fraternities. (Many
of us are former members of
various ones.) We root for tho
same football team. We are con
tacted each year by AUF solicit
ors from the Lincoln campus and
we take part in other University
functions, although admittedly,
our extracurricular activities are
limited somewhat due to the
relatively greater demand on our
time for school work. .
We would certainly appreciate
the courtesy of an Invitation to
participate in the Interfraternity
Ivy Day Sin-. We certainly
would abide by the rules. Sinoa
we did not receive an entry form
this year, we did not ret our
application In soon enough, wo
did not know about the rules on
the size of the group, etc
Yours in the interests of a
bigger and better Ivy Day.
Copped Copy
Congressional Record
Shows Involved Methods
Mr. GOLDWATER obtained the
Mr. MURRAY, I suggest the
absence of a quorum.
Does the Senator from Arizona
yield for that purpose?
Mr. COLDWATER. I decline
to, yield for that purpose.
The Senator from Arizona de
clines to yield.
' Mr. GOLDWATER. I should
like to know whether it is within
my prerogative to refuse to yield.
The Senator is correct. He may
refuse to yield. The Senator from
Artsona declines to yield except
for a question.
Mr. MURRAY. Do I understand
that the Senator from Arizona
refuses to yield for the purpose
of having a quorum? a
tor from Montana understands
the junior Senator from Arizona
correctly. ,
Mr. MURRAY. It seems to me
that in connection with legisla
tion of such importance as that
pending before the Senate oday,
we should have a quorum pres
ent. Mr. GOLDWATER. It is the
opinion of the Junior Senator from
Arizona that the Members of the
Senate are fully aware of their
responsibilities. .
Mr. LEHMAN. Mr. President,
I make a point of order.
Mr. GOLDWATER. Mr. Presi
Does the Senator from Artsona
yield to the Senator from New
Mr. GOLDWATER. I yield tor
a question. '
Mr. LEHMAN, f make a point
of order. . ,
Does the Senator from Artsona
yield for a point of order?
Mr. GOLDWATER. I yield
only for a question.
The Senator from Arizona yields
only for a question.
Mr. LEHMAN. Does not a Sen
ator have a right to raise a point
of order?
Not unless the Senator from Art
sona yields for that purpose.
Mr. LEHMAN. This to a most
unusual procedure. (Laughter.)
A Yale university economics
instructor became tangled up ia
his own ticker tape. Instructor
Robert E. Will decided to give
his class a practical demonstra
tion of the working of the stock
market. He passed on a tip that
New Bristol Oils, Ltd. was on
the up. Taking his advice, 'Buy,"
the members of the class gavn
. Will money to buy 1600 shares
but the stock fell
Then the head of the econc
jnics department got wind of the
deal, labeled the venture "rather
imprudent" and ordered Will to
reimburse the students. Will
stands to lose about a nickel a
shareplus brokerage fees if
he sells now. He had no com
ment for the press.
Dick Cook, columnist In the
Wyoming Brand, passed on ano
ther crazy cat Joke. Seems as
though a cat Just got a brand
new Jaguar and he and a spooky
friend decided to try it out He
floor-boarded the iron starting
v with 70 miles per hour . and
gradually increasing it to 135,
muttering occasionally, "Man,
what an iron!" Just as they
.were hitting top speed, the rat
who wasn't driving noticed that1
his door wasn't quite shut so he
shut it with some effort The
cat driving glanced over and said
calmly, "Who got in?"...