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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 19, 1954)
Tuesday, October 19, 19
The Halls Of Ivy
Csmpm Condensed Into Descriptions,
Comments On Love Life Of Students
By FRED DALY
This campus, like most others,
has its share of ivy-colored walls
which people love, spacious land
scapes, sturdy new brick build
ings, bare classrooms, lullaby lec
tures, and Saturday modness.
There are the. usual intimate
little wagons and restaurants cat
ering to the student trade in coffee
and glaxed donuts, and tomato
juice. It has its Union where
almost every student drops in at
least once a day to peer through
the smog in the Crib at the faces
peering back at him.
There are vast, rolling athletic
Swomley Talks .
Destruction Of Enemy,
United States Hinted
By LUCI SWITZER
John Swomley, national secre
tary of the Fellowship of Reconcil
liation spoke to a public meeting
Monday in which he gave his
personal views on Pacifism.
Alter several illustrations to
show that violence is not the only
advisable way to meet a potential
ly violent situation, he went on to
state that on a national level, we
have now reached the point where
if we resort to war, we will de
6troy not only our enemy, but
Effects of Bombing
Making his point more grafic, he
stated that a hydrogen bomb of
the type tested recently, if dropped
on Philadelphia would not only
wipe out the cities of Boston, Balti
more and Washington, D. C. but
would make radioactive an area
of 350 square miles so that it
would be impossible for life to ex
ist. "A thousand atom bombs ex
ploded anywhere, not necessarily
on strategic targets, would make
the air so radioactive that life as
we know it could not exist," he
He then posed the problem: "Is
it possible to deal with a nation
like Russia on any other basis?"
His answer was that we could
make our own society so desira-
Anyone Interested in serving
on any of the 14 Union Commit
tees may sign up in the Union Ac
tivities Office this week between
10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The art committee sponsors art
exhibits and displays. Dee Sync
Tec is chairman.
The budget committee is the ac
counting force for the Union ac
tivities program and receives and
screens Union budgets. The com
mittee chairman is Tom Olson.
The convocation committee ar
ranges Union convocations and
luncheons and coffee hours for the
speakers. Billie Croft is the com
The dance committee, with
Marilyn Staska as chairman, spon
sors dancing lessons, weekly danc-
ing in the Candlelite Room and
special dances held at the Union
throughout the year.
The film committee presents the
Sunday night movies and sponsors
the Film Society. Colleen Farrell
is the committee chairman.
The general entertainment com
mittee, with Dick Reische as
chairman, presents the annual
Talent Show and pigskin parties.
The hospitality committee plans
Union open houses and coffee
hours following concerts and foot
ball games. Lou Makepeace is the
The house and office committee
takes care of the Book Nook, the
picture lending library and office
functions. Chairman of this com
mittee is Mary Keller.
This committee, with Roy Keen
en as chairman, sponsors concerts,
such as those given by University
Singers and Orchestra, is in
charge of the Summer Artist Ser
ies and supervises the record col
lection in the music room.
The personnel committee rotates
Union workers into committees,
sponsors general get-togethers of
Union personnel and maintains the
office records. Beth Keenan is
chairman of this committee.
The public relations committee
releases publicity to University
' and city publications, prepares the
Summer Sessions Bulletin and
erects the banners on the south
west corner of the Union. Joyce
Stratton is chairman.
Recreation committee members
take care of tournaments table
tennis, chess, bridge and ping pong
and provides lessons in each of
these ;ames. Ken Pla? is the com
The seminar committee, with
Ellen Pickett as chairman, spon
sors one afternoon discussion
group a month and two evening
film and discussion groups.
The special activities committee
takes care of Fall Open House,
Chancellor's Reception and the
photo contest, Ralph Hayward is
the committee chairman.
ble, so appealing that even Rus
sia would attempt to become
more like it. This, he said, is
what Russia has been doing in
the east with her promises. The
United States, he pointed out, once
had that power of attraction, but
now it has ceased.
He gave four reasons for this
distrust that other countries have
of us. He said that they think of
us as "militaristic, imperialistic,
race prejudice and rich, but sel
fish." Swomley advanced the idea
that we could revolutionize the
world as we would go on a cru
sade ' for freedom so that every
oppressed country could look to us
as a source of hope. We should
indicate a willingness to share so
that every hungry country might
look at us as a source of food,
and if we unarmed, other coun
tries could not think of us as mil
itaristic, he said.
Swomley told of a letter which
the columnist Dorothy Thomson
had sent to his organization in
which she said that if Russia
were to completely disarm to
morrow and permit free inspec
tion of the disarmament program,
within a week the United States
would have the greatest depres
sion in its history. According to
the speaker, Miss Thompson in
dicated that Russia could do more
damage that way than by any
Then he said, she turned the
situation around and asked "Sup
pose that the United States were
to disarm and ask Russia to watch
How long could that country, based
on the idea of a mass struggle,
He concluded that two-thirds of
the people of the world are hun
gry, want freedom and equality,
and an end of war and if any coun
try could become the symbol of
hope they would not let any dicta
torship exist which threatened that
The discussion was thrown open
to the group for questions follow
ing the talk. Swomley's appear
ance on campus this week is spon
sored by the University YWCA.
On Rifle Range
Classes in rifle marksmanship
and range safety will be held from
9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Fri
day for all students who desire to
use the ROTC rifle range during
the coming year.
According to the Range Officer,
Captain Arthur L. Belknap, after
October 18th unless he has com
pleted the two hour marksmanship
class or been declared proficient
on the basis of past experience.
Next week's classes will be con
ducted by SFC Francis Whitney
of Army ROTC, T. Sgt Charles E.
Odum of Air Force ROTC and M.
Sgt. Joseph Long of the Navy
ROTC. Capt. Belknap, Infantry
instructor, is supervising the
fields where students of both gen
ders caper and cavort to their
heart's content; and great, vaulted
ceilings look down on the valiant
efforts of badminton players and
students in fly-and -bait-casting
All v these places are dear to
every student's heart. Editors of
campus publicity magazines pose
students in these places with happy
smiles and arrange resulting
photographs tastefully on the
pages of slick-paper pamphlets
sent to earnest young high-school
graduates across the land.
These places are almost always
fraught with local color and stu
dent life. Even at three in the
morning there is something espe
cially majestic and nqble about
But there is one spot on the
campus that is the ultimate in
color, clashing emotions, valiant
deeds, and tender memories. It
reaches these dizzy heights only
at certain hours on certain days.
It is at these times when the stu
dent body at this or or any other
university or college is at its very
This Is It
This spot is the lobby in the
The scene could be shifted to
any sorority house or residence
hall at the University, but force of
numbers necessitates using the
dorm as the first and finest example.
Sometimes in his or her college
career, almost every University
student passes through the double
doors at the main entrance at 540
North 16th. The girls go there be
cause they live there, and the boys
because the girls live there. And
both groups meet in the. lobby.
There is something very noble
and brave about the set of a
young man's chin as he strides
resolutely to the desk. 'A firm
timbre resounds in his voice as he,
keen-eyed, barks out the young
lady's name to the switch-board
in his best drill-field manner, he
pivots smartly on his heel and
wanders aimlessly around the lobby
while waiting for his girl.
Objects Of Attention
Some back into the chairs set
in the corners and stare rigidly
at the opposite corner. Others be
come fiercely engrossed in the dark
secrets disclosed on the bulletin
board. Items concerning the sign
ing up for field hocky keep his
attention .for as long as five min
utes until a gentle tap on the
shoulder, sometimes followed by
firm tugging at his coat sleeve,
lifts the trance and finds him blink
ing shyly at the object of his visit.
There is then a brilliant outburst
such as: "Well, hello there!" Then
a: "Well, let's go." Then they
leave. Fast. Nobody lingers in the
lobby any longer than is neces
sary. Then It Happens
After the boy has made his en
trance and paid his respects to the
switchboard, the girl hears a bell
ring or something way up in -the
mysterious confines of the fortress.
What happens next is a matter
of speculation, but in a matter of
minutes she appears at the end
of a hall, or bottom of some stairs,
or leaps nimbly from an elevator.
After a brief period of looking
wildly around, she spots ner visi
tor. Three or four quick strides
brings her to his side. -Then come
the "hello there's" and the "let's
goes" and they're off.
Naturally, the return is a little
different. People seem to have an
aversion to bright lights and com
pany. Pillars are things to slide
behind; whether or not they hold up
the porch is of no consequence.
Such is the drama of the cam
pus. It is packed into a few short
hours on Friday and Saturday
nights, with brief skirmishes on
Sundays. Matinees on Sundays,
life . :h00sfm
Courtesy Sunday Journal and Star
, Connie Von Essen, Ag senior,
was selected Farmer's Formal
Queen at the annual dance Fri
day. ' Students attending the
dance chose her from a group
of five finalists.
Reservations for the third annu
al YWCA United Nations seminar
are being accepted beginning this
week, Janice Osburn, YWCA direc
The seminar will be held No
vember 26 to 28. Students will
leave November 23 and , will re
turn November 30. It will cost ap
proximately $100, including meals,
round trip fare, registration and
the stay in New York City. .
."A New Dimension in World Co
operation" is the title for this
year's seminar. One hundred fif
ty students frem all parts o fthe
country will be accepted for the
seminar. The program will include
attending the UN General Assem
bly, learning about the work of the
specialized agencies of the UN,
meeting UN delegates from other
countries, interviewing members
of the UN Secretariat and visiting
the U.S. Mission to the UN.
In addition, time will be provided
for sightseeing and a concert or
play in New York City.
The seminar is being sponsored
by the national YM-YWCA, but at
tendance is open to any interested
student. Inquiry should be made
at the YWCA office in Ellen Smith
Ellen Sabin Conducts Tours
Of United Nations Building
College French Comes Into Use During Summer Job
., .-,-.J th Economic .20 different languages. She said
Union Game Room
A new game room has been
opened in the Union basement,
equipped with cards, chess and
The newly decorated ping pong
room in the Union basement has
been completed. Equipment may
be checked out at the check stand
on first floor, Ken Plog, recreation
committee chairman, said.
By GRACE HARVEY
The search for summer jobs
seems to be the occupation of
University doeds come spring.
Some of them just stay in the
old home town and work for their
mothers, but the more successful
ones find more exciting occupa
tions in resorts such as Sun Valley
or Estes Park.
One University sophomore found
an educational as well as money
iriaking j o b conducting tours
through the United Nations Build
ing. The coed, Ellen Sabin of
New York City, said that she was
lucky to -get the job because tour
conductors are usually required
to have college educations.
Miss Sabin said, "Guides must
be college graduates or the equiv
alent and bi-lingual. The only
reason I was able to get the job
was because they needed surplus
help to cover two conventions."
In describing her introduction to
conducting tours she said, "First
of all, there were two weeks of
intensive training in which we had
to learn the complete structure
of the United Nations and the build
ings as well as its purpose and
what the UN has been able to ac
complish. Our instructors empha
sized that we could not give any
editorialized material; we had to
stick .to pure facts that nobody
Miss Sabin continued by saying
that the most gratifying experi
ences were when someone on a
tour volunteered such information
is were they are eliminating the
main causes of war when they
as this is where they are elimin
ating the main causes of war when
mey are wu s - that there were about 75 guides,
and Social Council. . . ... llM .n.ofc.
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She added. "One of the naraest , nrtoa
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ermiDs to talk to are children be
cause they have never heard about
the UN or its background. How
ever, one of the groups on a tour
I conducted had studied it and
could answer all my questions
about who the various flags belong
to and how the Security Council is
set up and who its members are."
In describing the system of tours,
Miss Sabin said, "Tours are sent
out within a minute of each other
and on three different routes. They
are supposed to take an hour but
mine always seemed to run over.
"I usually tried to find out what
special interests each group had
and then emphaxized certain feat
ures of the UN accordingly. Each
route was approximately a mile
and a quarter long," she said.
Miss Sabin said that the individ
ual or special tours are given in
The American Society for En
gineering Education expects nearly
250 educators from Nebraska and
Kansas to convene Friday and Sat
urday at the University for the
35th annual sectional meeting.
Main speaker will be Arlen P.
Hellwarth, division of employment
of the Detroit-Edison Company,
who will talk on "Industrial and
Engineering Education Relation
ships" at 6 p.m. Friday in the
A panel discussion on English in
engineering will be held at 9 a.m.
Saturday, with Thomas Farrell,
professor of English for Engineer
ing, University of Iowa, as the
languages. She described the
guides as a transitional group as
they usually don't stay for more
than a year and a half the limit
is two years.
She said, "My first two days on
the job I gave a. total of ten tours
plus one each evening of the first
week. Ordinarily we worked 7
to Vk hour days. The pay de
pended on the number of tours we
gave and whether or not we worked
on Saturday. I tfiink that I earned
approximately $500 In two and a
half months." '
Miss Sabin said, "The first tour
I gave was to a press , reporter
from Norjvay who was represent
ing his country at the National
Educator's Assn. convention. Over
20,000 teachers' attended the con
vention. As he could not. under,
stand English if it . was spoken
rapidly, I gave him a special tour."
In listing unusual experiences she
said, "One time when I was giv.
ing directions on a tour, one wo
man wouldn't follow them she
just sat staring at me with a
blank expression on her face. When
I finally realized that she wasn't
comprehending what I was saying,
I spoke to her husband who told
me that she only understood
French. As I have lived in France
for a year and had taken three
years of it in high school and one
in college, I was able to speak
French well enough to enable her
to understand what was going on."
Since returning to college this
fall, Miss Sabin has spoken to a
church group on "You and Your
Part in the UN." The text of her
United Nations can be no better
than the nations that comprise it,
and the nations that comprise it
are no better than their citizens.
"Through the UN, the world can
be considered as one big family,"
Philosophy Club To Hold
First Group Meeting ,
The Philosophy Club will hold its
first meeting of the year Wednes
day at 7:30 p.m. in Room 313 of
the Union. The meeting is open to
all students interested in discus
sion of important philosophical
problems, Marv Friedman, presi
dent, stated. Progress on the con
stitution will also be reported, and
the possibility of national affilia
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