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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 1, 1954)
Wednesday, December 1, 1 954
Action Or Oratory
Approximately 275 organizations exist on the
Fraternities, sororities, organized Jiouses, pro
fessionals, honoraries and publications come un
der this listing. There are also many groups
which claim to have a dual purpose of service
to the University and promotion of interest
within the organization. The majority of these
organizations have a legitimate . excuse for,
In a recent hearing conducted by a faculty
subcommittee, it was disclosed that an organi
zation which yearly sponsors one of the two
major social events on campus had not had a
regular meeting or quorum for three years.
The Candidate Officers Association's advisor
admitted that for - all practical purposes, the
COA is a "dead organization."
If the COA has .been a "dead organization"
for three years, why has it been allowed tg
exist? COA is still listed as a regular Univer
sity organization and its funds are still located
in the Student Activities Fund. How long they
will remain there is another question.
The president of the Student Council told
organizational officers in a meeting during the
1954 Nw Student Week that organizations could -expect
-full co-operation from the Council, but
the Council does have the authority to invali
date art organization's constitution. The faculty
subcommittee recommended an investigation
of the COA. .
The class council was dissolved last- year
after the Student Council refused to approve
its constitution Much of the criticism of the
class council was due to a lack of purpose
of the organization. This decision seems justi
fiable in the light of the fact that the class
council was mainly a stepping stone to a senior
honorary and had no function during the ma
jority of the school year.
Investigation of the COA will no doubt result
in some type of reform or revision and possibly
abolition of the organization. The ROTC de
partment will find some other group to spon
sor the Military Ball, and Honorary Comman
dant elections will be held again next fall.'
There will no longer be a self-appointed presi
dent of COA.
Undoubtedly there are other organizations
with rare meetings and small achievement.
The Council has the power to make these or
ganizations come alive or collapse. The Coun
cil can inject new life into many campus
groups by merely asking to examine their
The Student Council has 'publicly stated they
are opposed to "do nothing organizations" and
will initiate action to remove them, when they
are found. The Nebraskan is wholeheartedly in
favor of- this plan, if it is carried out and if
it becomes a plan of action and not words.
If the Student Council is to carry out this
policy, they have a tough but worthwhile task
before them. If they are not going to' carry it
out the Council should abandon an unenforce
able policy. It would be no great disgrace, to
give up an attempt to review the policies-and
purposes of the campuses' many organizations,
but as long as such a stand has been pro
claimed, it should be carried out or publicly
Probably the most amazing thing in this
situation is that a "dead organization" has
managed to live so long. S. J.
With football fading from the foreground, at
least until the bowl season comes nearer, Uni
versity sport emphasis will shift to basketball.
That is, the athletic department's activities will
be shifted, for if this year is like a great many
that have gone before, student interest in ath
letics will drop.
There is no question about the fact Nebraska
is first and foremost a football state, 'ine major
emphasis in the larger high schools and a
.great many of the smaller ones is on football.
' This same football pre-occvpation is strikingly
apparent at this University.
. Just why this is the case is not readily ap
parent. Certainly space and seating limitations
- might play some part in the lack of spec
tator interest. It is no secret the Coliseum could
not accommodate even a high percentage of
the crowds that jam the stadium for the foot
ball games, and this condition is true for a
great many of the state's high schools. It is
unknown why football offers spectator enter
tainment that basketball apparently does not
In basketball, the scoring is more rapid; the
action usually is much faster. There is no
chance for games to end in a tie; the crowd
comes to the game knowing that one team or
the other will walk off the floor with a vic
tory to its record. College games are seldom
track meets with almost continual scoring;
they are equally seldom entirely defensive bat
tles with neither team able to score on the
other. In general, the faster moving game of
fers fans a good opportunity to see their par
ticular "hero" in action on the individual or
team basis. '
Other factors that University students may or
may not realize are mainly centered around
the men who make up the team representing
our school. These athletes train and practice
hard. They' put in the same long hours of
work to become proficient at their sport as do
our football players. Some basketball players
are attending this University on scholarships
which often carry the same financial assistance
figures that other athletes receive. These play
ers are as devoted to the cause of winning, as
tensed and nervous before the opening jump
at the center of the floor, as are football players
waiting for the opening kickoff. And yet, the
same students who sit through summer-like
heat and wintry blasts at the football stadium '
staw away from indoor basketball games. :
For those who stay away from the basketball
games because it is a "sissie's" game, we have
sympathy, but for those who stay away because
basketball "isn't important," nothing.
Our University athletic standing is not judged'
on how good or bad any one team is. Rather
we are judged on how well we, the student
body, support all our teams, good or bad.
Students supported the football team in a way
all of us can be proud of. We supported it less
for its success than for the reason that it was
our team and our obligations to do what we
could to help it.
This year, Nebraska's basketball outlook is,
at best, grim. With the changes in our athletic
department, some time for building and re
shaping the basketball team will be required.
But we may rest assured that good or bad, our
team will do its best to win; do its best to
make a good showing. We students owe it to
our fellows on the basketball floor to back them
up by being at the Coliseum next Monday eve
ning and letting them know we're there. T. W.
hod Urgently Needed
Veterans Hospital needs blood. Not lust anv
blood but negative blood in types A, B, AB and
Negative blood is very scarce, statistics shew
ing that only 15 per cent of the total population
in the United States is of negative blood type.
Veterans .Hospital has been unable to secure
enough negative blood from their blood con
tract to fulfill needs. Recently, most of the
serious cases at the Hospital which require
blood transfusions have been negative blood
types and because of this the Hospital's supply
of negative blood has been seriously depleted.
The blood contract which the Hospital main
tains with a commercial blood bank permits it
to buy blood from other sources if the con
tract cannot fulfill Hospital demands or a cer
tain type of blood. This is what has happened
in the case of Veterans Hospital.
Students at the University have been asked
to help meet the emergency and donate blood
if they happen to have a negative blood type.
Any student may donate blood, without permis
sion, if he is over 21 and with written parental
permission if he is under 21. And the Hospital
will pay a donor $25 pep pint.
The hospital procedure for arranging a dona
tion is simple. The person wishing to donate
may go to the Hospital laboratory and have his
blood typed. His name is then placed on a list
of "negative blood donors and he is called when
the blood is needed. The Hospital would prefer
donors making arrangements between S a.m.
and 3:JW p.m.
It is an unusual case when a contract cannot
fulfill its blood obligations, but then it is an
unusual case when so much blood of negative
type is needed. If it were not urgently needed
there would be no reason for the Hospital to
solicit blood locally as their contract would
probably more than furnish the needed supply.
But Vets has asked the people of Lincoln and
students at the Universitv to heln thm m.f
this emergency. If any student having negative
blood wishes to donate a pint, contact the Vet
erans Hospital laboratory immediately. J. H.
A woman described as a "plump, jovial
widow," admitted to poisoning her fourth and
fifth husbands. Mrs. Nannie Doss said she
poisoned her fourth spose out of jealousy and
her fifth husband "because he was mean." The
County Attorney, under whose jurisdiction the
case falls, said eight persons closely associated
with Mrs. Doss have died under strange cir
cumstances, including four husbands, her
mother, two sisters and either a stepson or
step-grandson. Mrs. Doss seemed to have no
qualms about her crimes and admitted she
had used rat poisoning to do the jobs. Isn't it
unusual that people like Mrs. Doss turn up in
places like Tulsa, Oklahoma, and not in the
Alpha Alpha Alpha house on the University
E. Clairborne Robins should be an immediate
leader in any race to determine the employer
liked most by those who work for him. Robins,
the manager of a Richmond, Va., pharmaceuti
cal plant, is giving his employees a free, four
day trip to Florida. The trip includes sight
seeing and nightclubbing, with the boss footing
the bill for everything including two cocktails.
This trip is the third, in three years for Robins'
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"I don't think It's quit as sensitive as the rest of his paintings."
Cartoonist Conner Plans
Future Study, Career
By FRED DALY
Bruce Conner, whose cartoons
will grace the editorial pages of
The Nebraskan, is a newcomer to
the University as well as to the
campus newspaper. "
Conner, a junior in Arts and
Science College, . spent two years
at Wichita University in his home
town of Wichita, Kansas, before
coming to the University this se
mester :j major in drawing and
His contributions to The Nebras
kan are his first real cartooning
efforts; he said, although he has
been practicing cartooning for
several years. He has been draw
ing greeting cards for the Inkweed
Studios, a greeting card company
in New York, since January. -
"My main interest is painting,"
Conner said. He. might do some
commercial cartooning sometime
in the fuutre, he said, but he is
more interested in developing him
self as a painter. Cartoons are not
his main interest, he asid.
His paintings have been shown
in such exhibits as the All-Nebraska
Show recently presented by
-the University Art Galleries, the
Mid-America Show in Kansas City,
the Midwest Biennial in Omaha
and the Exhibition Momentum in
The Lincoln Artists Guild pur
chased an etching by Conner last
'spring to put in their permanent
collection in the University Gal
leries. The "very fine art department"
at the University enticed Conner
to leave Wichita and come to Lin-
Letterip . . .
Aide de Camp
I wonder if F. Jay Pepper is'
really the atheist he pretends to
be. Last year his series in the Rag
with Marv Friedman, while per
haps embittering many students
against him, aroused a little of the
latent feeling in defense of religion.
Now he is at it again, being just
as obnoxious as ever, and again
aiding the cause which he attacks.
The very fact that "God Has a
Place on Campus" has become an
issue greatly magnifies the impor
tance and effect of that column.
Many former unnoticing students
will glance thoughtfully at the re
ligious news therein, thinking, "So
this is the column that radical
Pepper attacks. Well, I can't see
anything wrong with it sounds
like a good idea." Perhaps we need
more F. Jay Peppers on this cam
pus, with the sole purpose of
uniting meek defenders of the
Faith in righteous indignation.
I wonder if Mr. Pepper will
write in Friday's Rag protesting
that he is a sincere atheist and Is
not really Intending to aid and
abet the cause of religious faith.
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coin. He saw catalogs of the de
partment's annual March show
and decided to finish his education
Conner considers the University's
art department one of the "best
art schools in the Midwest."
"Here students have more free
dom to evolve their own style,"
he said, as opposed to some
schools which tend to influence the
As to future plans Conner hopes
to get some of his work into an
art gallery in New York. He is
going to send pictures to galleries
and the Whitman Museum in New
York and "find out What they
think," he said.
After his graduation from the
University in January of 1956, Con
ber will probably apply for a Full
bright Scholarship. If not, he is
considering working for a masters
Post-graduation plans also in
the greeting card company in New
York. An outline for his line of
cards is due to open in Lincoln
some time in the future.
Conner says most of his art is
non-objective" instead of abstract.
"Persons interested in abstract art
usually do not appreciate non-objective
art, he said, because they
are used to looking for a subject
in their paintings.
As a closing thought, Conner
chewed reflectively on v,'s pencil
and said:"Hardly one fifty
thousand porcupines is ai jino."
Coming from a budding Nebras
ka cartoonist, that statement should
be worth some consideration. They
are both rather interesting.
this year sponsoring a turn-about
The week end following the Mil
itary Ball, December 10 and 11 has
been chosen for turn-about.
Several of the organized houses
are planning house parties and
formals over this week end. .We
would like to encourage all the
girls to take their dates out for
an evening of fun. Turn-about can
be dinner and dancing, a movie,
or anything you can think of for
a good turn-about date.
To make the week end a little
more special the Mortar Board's
are selling white buttonaires for
35 cents as a turn-about favor.
We urge all University women to
join in the fun for another great
turn-about week end.
Black Masque Chapter
By MARILYN f YSON
Do the students on the University
campus read newspapers? Do they
know how to read a newspapei?
These questions have been
raised in my mind many times,
especially during the last election.
There are a disgusting number of
students on this campus who have
never heard of the Watkins Com
mittee, who cannot define censure
and who aren't quite sure just what
this Victor E. Anderson has to do
.with the state's government.
Do you know who the new sen
ators are from Nebraska? Do you
know when they are voting on Mc
Carthy's censure? Is the United
States planning to blockade Red
I asked students these various
, questions and I received the cor
rect answer from about one out of
every four. '
The situation is really appalling
if one stops to think that soon
these students are going to be vot
ers in government elections.
At the breakfast table in the
women's organized houses, the first
question is, "Who has the funny
papers?" Then, "Where is the
society column?" Only the harried
journalism students who have cur
. rent event tests at 9 a.m. scan the
front page of the morning news
paper. In Fraternity houses, the same
thing happens, except the sports
page ranks second to the comic
If students would spend five min
utes a day skimming over pages
one and two of the local news
paper, they would be amazed at
the information they would pick
up on current events.
I don't believe that actual dis
interest can be the reason for neg
lecting to read the news.
Perhaps students need brief
training in how to pick out the im
portant news in a paper. It would
not need to be more than explain
ing that the headline is supposed
to carry the main point of the
story and that the first para
graph will contain the most im
portant facts of the story.
It would help If more professors
would give at least fifteen minutes
a week in their classes to outline
the current headlines and a brief
discussion of outstanding news. No
matter what the course of study
is, knowledge of national and in.
ternational news would be of great
benefit to the student.
A political science student, an
elementary education student or
a psychology student will all have
the same duty in participating ia
civic and government elections.
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ABATION TO START. EDUCATION
OR TRAINING UNDHR THE
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EXTENSION OF ONE YEAR
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DECEMBER AND MAY: ACT II
Synopsis of Act I: A middle-aged English Professor named Phipps
has fallen desperately in love with a rosy-kneed coednamed Mc
Fetridge. Phipps doesn't know how to go about courting Miss
McFetridge, for, after all, he is a professor in the autumn of his
life, and she is a coed with rosy knees. Professor Twonkey, who
shares an office with Phipps, proposes the following plan: Phipps
will ask Miss McFetridge to come to his office for a conference late
in the afternoon. He will be urbane and charming and make fright
fully witty remarks about English lit, and Miss McFetridge will
laugh and laugh. After an hour of this high-type, hilarity, Phipps
will look at his watch, exclaim at the lateness of the hourand insist
on driving Miss McFetridge home.-On the way home, he frill pass a
theatre that shows French movies. They'll see the movie, then have
an exquisite French dinner, and Miss McFetridge will be so enchanted
that she cannot but yield to his suit.
So at the beginning of Act II, we find Phipps in his office awaiting
the arrival of the poor young innocent His hair is brushed ; 4his
nails are clean; he has new leather patches on his elbows. There is
a knock on the door. He opens it and admits a gorgeous creature with
blue eyes and pink kneecaps.
Phipps: Ah, Miss McFetridge. Come in, my dear. Won't you sit
Miss McF: Ooh, Philip Morris 1 1 think they're marvy, don't you!
Phipps : I do indeed.
Miss McF: Hey, prof, would you mind opening a fresh pack?
Phipps: But I just opened this one a little while ago. It's perfectly
Miss McF: I -now, prof, but I like to hear the snap when the
Phipps: Very well, my dear.
(He opens a fresh snap-open pack of Philip Morris. Miss
McFetridge claps her hands delightedly when she hears the
Miss McF: Hey, that fractures me! Man, I flip when I hear that
crazy snap I Do another one.
Phipps, All right.
(He snaps open another pack of Philip Morris )
Miss McF: (Ecstatically) Isn't that the living, breathing end? Do
two at once.
Phipps : Well, if you insist ...
(He does two at once)
Miss McF : More! More!
Ph ipps : I'm afraid that's all I have.
Miss McF: Oh . . . Well, what's up, prof? What did you want to
aee me about?
Phipps: Oh. nothing in particular. Just wanted to have a little
chat, find out how you're enjoying the Shakespeare lectures.
Miss McF: I don't know, prof. By me Shakespeare is strictly s
square. T ,
Phipps: Indeed? Well, I must say I find your attitude refreshing,
une is so inclined toward slavish admiration when it comes to the
Bard. People forget that in many quarters Shakespeare is regarded
quite critically. Take, for example, the opinion of Shaw.
Miss McF: Artie? '
Phipps: George Bernard...You know, of course, his famous words.
Miss McF: I sure don't, dad.
stoies'Tt hfm?W 8aid-h WUld Uke 10 up ShkP nd throW
Miss McF: Did he dig him?
Phipps: No, I don't believe so.
Miss McF: I don't dig him either. I
aoS'romf, at VnW Good nens, I had no idea it was
,so late. Come, my dear, IH drive you home.
' drSSiK No' ,thankr8, 1 always walk hom- I' eoA for the
whnU .L" yur,legs got the circulation in my legs of tht
whole sophomore class. Ever notice how rosy my kneeTare?
p. riHIPr.PftSr;8rflmat.tcr ot Look, you sure you don't want
w T J ere 8 an excellent Frcnch movi the way.
wSL- C : Notme- dad- 1 na French pictures. The sub-titles
always disappear before I can read 'em. But if you want to eo to the
doesn'r tZ ? ? 8 W'. . W he's really a prince only he
wC TonvZot W hia ineJaky uncle who babieS
KeU inS 7thl ? Thi?n TLny finds this maic "P. "e, and he
WnJH 5 i Ce wher? he meets thi crazy girl, only she's
m5 Km MfctaiSfrl, then they have thisVad sword fight,.
See and S w.14 miU? and then h "nds out he's the
four times. " "al crazy' Wanna I've only seen it three or
' gagement: SAorrfty.,natte,' ' a 1 Just ""embered a previous en
Miss McF: That's all right. Thanks for the Philip Morris. 'Bye.
iSioS6' ForA moment PhiPP ' ' 'tunned
Hels a h -W- Then a ,mil aPPes on his face.
"p apmlppMTn0Ut of Con?sntedly h l'"htt
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