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Christmas Party .
For Tonight In Union
Freshmen Evening Hours Extended
Event To Feature Santa, Orchestra
Santa Claus, Jimmy Phillips,
the Trend Four and a magician will
all be on hand tonight to greet stu
dents participating in the Union's
The Union's annual Christmas
party will begin at 7:30 p.m. and
is free to all students. Freshmen
Women's hours have been extended
to 10:30 p.m. for the event which
will officially open the 1954 Christ
"The party is the Union's Christ-
mas gift to all Cornhuskers," Ralph
Four seniors in the Department
of Music will present a recital in
the Social Science Auditorium to
day at 4 p.m.
They are Andonea Chronopulos,
soprano; Wilbert Greckel, trump
et; Bruce Beymer, tenor, and Lu
cille Lavine, piano. Janet Rash,
Donald Kitchen and Ruth Kluck
will accompany the soloists.
Miss Chronopulos will sing "Deh
"La Mandoline" by Debussy, "Der
Tod, das ist die Kuhle Nacht" by
Brahms and "My True Love" by
"Cantabile Et Scherzetto" by
Gaubert and "Introduction and
Fantasy" by Fitzgerald will be pre
sented by Greckel.
Beymer will sing "Zueignung"
by Strauss, "Recitative et Air d'
Azael" by Debussy, "I Arise from
Dreams of Thee" by Greaves
and "Snowfall" by Loughborough.
Scarlatti's "Sonata in B-flat,"
Debussy's "Serenade of the Doll"
and Turina's "Reflections on the
Tower" will be played by Miss
Students interested in trying out
for traveler acts in Coed Follies
should meet Wednesday, Dec. 15,
at 7:15 p.m. in Union Room 315.
All red To Talk
At Ag Service
Christmas worship services spon
sored by the Ag YM and YWCA
will be held Thursday and Dec.
16 and 17 at the Ag Union.
Dr. Chase Allred, professor of
agronomy, will give the Thursday
morning message. His topic will
be, "When Christ Appeared." Rev.
Rex Knowles, pastor of the Pres
byterian Student House, will be
the speaker Dec. 16 and 17.
Breakfast will be served at 6:45
each morning with the wor
ship services beginning at 7 a.m.
Co-chairmen for the services
are Marlene Hutchinson, Char
lotte Sears, John Burbank and
The Outside World
By FRED DALY
Red Struggle Shifts Dulles
Secretary of State Dulles says the struggle with international
Communism has shifted somewhat from military to economic com
petition because fear of open war has lessened.
He also told a news conference that Ambassador Charles Bohlen
will return to Moscow with authority to seek improvement in diplo
matic relations with the Soviet Government. The United States would
welcome removal of the virtual Iron Curtain which, Dulles said, cuts
off informal contracts between Western diplomats and Soviet officials
In response to questions Dulles said the United States government
is now prepared to leave up to the United Nations, for the time
being, efforts to obtain the release of 11 U.S. airmen imprisoned by
Labor Law Change Needed Mitchell
Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell came out flatly against
state "right-tc-work" laws outlawing labor contract provisions that
workers must become union members. Mitchell's declaration against
such tews, now in effect in 17 states, came as a surprise in a speech
prepared for the annual CIO convention in Los Angeles.
Labor unions are as much or more concerned with getting such
laws repealed and preventing enactment of new ones in other states
as they are with changing or repealing the federal "Taft-Hartley law,"
Mitchell, whose speech also conveyed "warm personal greetings"
to the CIO from President Eisenhower, practically invited their repeal
of such laws by recommending that they be "further considered" by
Red Pledge Reported
The South Viet Nam army claimed Tuesday that the Vietnamese
Communists and the Chinese Reds have signed a secret pledge to aid
each other in any military operations to achieve their objective of
Formosa for the Chinese and the rest of Indochina for Ho Chi Minh's
The army said in a regular broadcast today that the reported
agreement, signed recently in Peiping, also provides for joint Russian-Chinese-Vietnamese
control of the big North Indochina port of Hai
pong, which the French and South Vietnamese under the Geneva
agreement are to cede to Ho Chi Minh's North Viet Nam forces by
the middle of next May.
McCarthy Attacks President
Senator Joseph McCarthy hunched a blistering attack on Presi
dent Eisenhower Tuesday in accusing the President of congratulating
senators who hold off the exposure of Communists and of urging
tolerance for Chinese Communists who torture American soldiers.
- McCarthy interrupted a hearing of his Senate Investigations Sub
committee to read a statement which said: "Unfortunately, the Presi
dent sees fit to congratulate those who hold off the exposure of Com
munists in one breath and in the next breath he urges patience,
tolerance and niceties to those who are torturing American uniformed
He said that during the 1952 campaign he, McCarthy, had spoken
from coast to coast assuring people that if Eissnhower were to be
elected President they could be sure of a vigorous fight to expose
Communism. But McCarthy added, he since has found, "I was mistaken."
Hayward, chairman of the event
said. "Informality, a good time
and Christmas spirit will highlight
the evening. We hope that as many
students as possible can attend."
Santa Claus, himself, will greet
all guests at the door and present
them with a, gift which can be
opened immediately instead of hav
ing to wait until Christmas.
The traditional "Kissing Bell"
will hang in the middle of the Un
ion Ballroom and couples who
dance under the Evergreen bell's
mistletoe clapper are free to enter
into the yuletide spirit by kissing
Music for dancing in the Ball
room will be provided by Jimmy
Phillips and his orchestra. Phillips
and his band have been playing
around the campus for several
years and are well known to Uni
The Lincoln High Girl's octet
will sing Christmas carols in the
Lounge at 7:45 p.m. and 9:20
p.m. Several caroling paties plan
to finish their evening by attend
ing the Union sponsored party.
Music and refreshments will be
Ray Harmon, Ag College senior,
hes been awarded first place at
Nebraska in the Swift and Com
pany National Essay Contest. The
contest, an annual event, is open
to all state agricultural colleges.
Each winner from every college
participating in the contest receives
an all-expense paid trip to Chi
cago to take part in a market
study program of the livestock and
meat industry. This study, which
began Sunday, will last through
While in Chicago, Harmon will
take part in a discussion of the
history, growth and problems of
the livestock and meat industry
He will also talk with head live
stock buyers concerning wholesale
meat trade conditions. The con
test winners will also observe and
hear the methods and instructions
for livestock buying.
The winners will be taken on a
trip to branch houses of a meat
packing company to observe whole
sale selling and trading of beef,
dairy and poultry products.
Harmon's subject for the essay
contest was "Selective Carcass
Grading in trie Pork Industry,'
an essay on the grading and mar
ketine of hog carcasses.
Harmon is majoring in general
agriculture and is a member of
Alpha Gamma Rho.
All Junior Division Students who
are planning to change colleges or
major fields should go to the Jun
ior Division Office before Christ
mas vacation in order to make
the necessary changes, said Mr.
Wesley Poe of Junior Division.
served in the Round Up Room. The
Trend Four will provide music and
lime punch and red Christmas
cookies will be offered.
Christmas Cartoons will br. shown
in the Faculty Lounge and Dave
Meisinholder will present magic
tricks in Union Parlors A, B and
Everyone will sing Christmas
Carols in the Union Ballroom dir
ing the band's intermission. It is
iioped that the Returning carolers
will, be able to participate in the
singing, which will be spontaneous.
Duarie Lake, Union Managing Di
rector, said that approximately
$285 will be spent on the Christmas
party and this money comes from
student funds through money set
aside in the $80 registration fee.
"Since the students are paying
for it, I hope as many as possible
will attend," Lake said.
Program Of Events
7:30 p. m.
Jimmy Phillips Orchertsa
Trend Four Combo
Faculty Lounge Second Floor
7.45 p.m. and 8:20 p.m.
Lincoln High Octet
Caroling main lounge
Beginning debaters met at an
invitational tournament at the
University Tuesday afternoon rep
res e n t i n g Wesleyan University,
Omaha University, Creighton Uni
versity, Hastings College and the
"This was just an invitational
tourney," Don Olson, director of
debate said, "but the beginners
from the 'University did pretty
well." NU teams compiled a rec
ord of six wins and two losses for
the top team standings among the
The team of Bruce Brugmann,
Robert Frank and Dick Andrews
won their three contests. Andrews
received the only superior rating
given in. the tournament.- , -
Barbara Sharp and Connie Hurst
won one debate, the only one they
participated in. Frank Tirro and
Roger Wait split with a one-one
record, as did Darina Turner and
Other schools participating had
the following records: Wesleyan,
two wins and "ho losses; Omaha
University, no wins and six losses;
Creighton University, four wins
and two losses, and Hastings Col
lege, two wins and four losses.
The elaborateness of Homecom
ing house decorations was criti
cized at a meeting of women's or
ganized houses Homecoming chair
men Tuesday in Ellen Smith Hall.
The general opinion seemed to
be that displays have been too com
plicated, and too much time was
spent in planning and building.
None of the chairmen, , however,
had any definite suggestions for
Further discussion will be held
at a meeting of the chairmen Jan.
Tentative suggestions for de
emphasizing Homecoming displays
were lowering the price limit of
materials to $50, changing the
points of judging to limit size and
remove the emphasis on move
ment and changing the date of
homecoming to a more suitable
time. , I
The seven new Phi Beta Kap-
pas at the University are, from
leit 10 rigni, iron row uavia
Gradwohl, Ann Louise Workman,
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Juris Silen eks, and back row dent, are seniors at the univer
Walters Nollendorfs, Carieton sity.
Vol. 55, No, 33
Foltz To Direct
The 600-voice University of Nebraska Choral Union will present the annual per
formance of Handel's oratoria, "The Messiah," Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Coliseum. Dr.
David Foltz, chairman of the Department of Music, will direct the program.
The Choral Union will be composed of : Agricultural College Chorus, Altinus Tul
lis, conductor; University Singers I, Dr. Foltz; University Singers II, Dr. Arthur West
brook; University Chorus I, Earl Jenkins; University Chorus II, Dr. Foltz, and School of
Nursing Chorus, Richard Duncan.
Teachers Need More
Leisure For Reflection
Teachers need more leisure for
reading and reflection; the time
spent in the classroom is only a
small part of the time required to
teach properly, Dr. Lane W. Lan
caster, professor of political sci-
Twenty children from Lincoln
Orphanages, White Hall, Cedars,
St. Thomas and Tabitha, will be
guests Saturday of the University
chapter of Alpha Phi Omaga, na
tional service fraternity composed
of former Boy Scout members.
Wade Dorland, chairman of the
service projects committee, said
entertainment plaj"S for the or
phans include spending Saturday
morning playing games at Boy
Scout camp, Minus Kuya, a mat
inee movie at a downtown Lincoln
theatre and an evening banquet
at the Union.
Alpha Phi Omega members mak
ig arrangements for the Orphan's
Wade Dorland, Gilbert Thomas,
George Wetzel, Lee Herman, Art
May, Al Wynne, Bill Klostermey
er, Joe Moran, Jim Lee, Jim
Schmidt and Bruce Burnham.
Biz Ad Group
Eight University seniors were
inititated Tuesday evening into
Beta Gamma Sigma, national hon
orary fraternity in Business Ad
ministration. They are: Kay R. Yeiter, Jo Ann
Knapp, Ann L. Launer, Richard
A. Westcott, Richard W. Hamer,
James R. Mya, Raymond R.
Hruby and John R. Luethje.
i Requirements for membership
include ranking in the upper 10
per cent of the class.
Dr. Knute O. Broady, director of
the Extension Division, spoke on
his recent trip to Turkey at the
initiation banquet. Homer B. Ken
ison, chapter president, was toast
Couitety Lincoln Ptar
Berreckman, Paul Scheele and
Rovert Sandstedt. All but Nol-
lendorfs, who is a graduate stu-
ence, said in a lecture-address
The recipient of the 1954 Out
standing Teacher Award spoke on
"The Doctors Doctored" at the
second in the series of lectures ob
serving the Columbia University
Bicentennial celebration. The mot
to of the exhibition is, "Man's right
to knowledge and the free use
"Most things of importance in
practical life cannot be learned
except by living," Lancaster said,
"and if introduced into the class
room, are likely to lie taught at
a level of abstractness which de
prives them of most of their value
either as guides to living or as in
The author of numerous books
and articles attacked two assump
tions about learning. He said "real
life" situations cannot be created
in the classroom and education
consists of more than an accumu
lation of facts.
"The most we can conceivably
do in the classroom is to convey
a pattern of thought and perhaps
of feeling with which students in
the fullness of time may hope
fully approach the problems of
modern life," Lancaster pointed
A second and almost inescapable
result of the frantic accumulation
of facts is to produce in students
a distaste for knowledge and an
incapacity to digest it, Lancaster
said in discussing means of mak
ing better citizens.
"The state, instead of limiting
its gifts to tuition scholarships,
should provide annually for the en
tire support of the best students
seeking admission to the univer
sity," Lancaster suggested.
The support of fifty such students
per year would cost no more than
the remodeling of the West Sta
dium or the construction of a po
tato cellar at Scottsbluff, Lancas
ter brought out.
"The necessity of earning one's
own way through college means
that part of the student's life is
starved," Lancaster mentioned.
This subsidizing program would
have the "incidental advartage of
recognizing the emptiness of the
old superstition about the virtues
of working one's way through col
lege." Dr. Colbert C.
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La vLy U
By BEV DEEPE
Dr. Colbert C. Held, professor
of geography, commented in a
Nebraskan interview Monday that
"the greatest barrier to western
European unity is the Saar."
Coal, steel and strategic loca
tion of the Saar divides France and
Germany, and the Franco-German
agreement is the key to unity in
western Europe, Dr. Held said,
discussing the most controversial
problem in Europe.
Dr. Held spent from two to three
years in western Europe during
and after World War IL observ
ing the European way of life and
writing his doctorate dissertation
on the Saarland.
The director of the KUON-TV
program said "the dispute over
the Saar area will have to be
solved, for while there is a ques
tion, no unity can exist between
Germany and France."
"Ignorance of the basis of the
dispute leaves most Americans
puzzled," Dr. Held brought out,
"and struggle over the Saarland
itself is very complicated."
The instructor explained the stra
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Courtcy Sunday Journal and Star
The 65-piece University Sym
phony Orchestra, directed by Em
manuel Wishnow, will take part in
the program. William Bush will be
pianist, and Myron Roberts, assist
ant professor of organ and theory,
organist. Carol Novotny and Carol
Palmer will be student accom
The four soloists, University stu
dents, are: Mrs. Shirley Alpuerto,
student-at-large, alto; Helmut Sien
knecht, graduate, tenor, and Mar
shall Christensen, senior, baritone.
Mrs. Alpuerto is soloist and Girls'
Choir director at Grace Lutheran
Church in Lincoln. She was guest
Instructor at the annual clinic of
the Nebraska Music Educators' As
sociation in Beatrice. During the
past two years, she has been solo
ist for the University Singers, and
in 1949 she sang the soprano role
in "The Messiah" performed by
Lawrence College, Appleton, Wis.
Mrs. Probasco, a mother of two
children, considers her musical
efforts a hobby. She is a member
of the Christ Methodist Church
Choir. At four performances of
"The Messiah" in Beatrice, Mrs.
Probasco has sung solo roles. The
last performance was at last year's
presentation. She received her
Bachelor of Science degree from
the University in 1938.
Sienknecht was the senior Lin
coln Symphony soloist in 1952 and
for three years held the leads in
the Lincoln summer operettas. He
was music teacher at Sterling High
School from 1951-52. He served with
the U.S. Army in Europe from
Christensen, a graduate of Min
den High School, is a soloist at
Church in Lincoln. A fourth year
soloist in the University Singers,
he was featured soloist for the
past two years at state meetings
of the Nebraska Federation of
Admission to the concert is free.
Preceding and following the
concert, traditional Christmas car
ols will be heard from the Mueller
Carillon. The carillonneur will be
RC Caroling Party
Set For Wednesday
All University students may par
ticipate in the Red Cross Christ
mas Caroling Party Wednesday
at 7 p.m. The annual event is
sponsored by the Special Activities
committee of Red Cross.
The group will meet on the Union
steps and will carol at Veteran's
Hospital, the State' Hospital and
West View County Home.
tegic importance of the area by
6aying the Saar controls the key
route from Paris to the Rhine.
The heart of the Saar question is
six billion tons of coal on Saar
territory just 75 miles from the
iron-ore deposits in Lorraine.
"The French use the Saar's
annual output of 3.5 million tons
of steel to help counterbalance
Germany's steel output," Held
mentioned. "Of the Saar's 17 mil
lion tons of annual coal production,
much is coked for use in Lor
raine blast furnaces.
"The remainder is used locally
to smelt Lorraine ore brought
back in trains. This v economic
geographic tie is basic and is ack
nowledged by French, Saarland
ers and Germans, Dr. Held stated.
"Little more than a sham pup
pet state five years ago, the Saar
land has gained increasing sov
ereignty," the Saar specialist said
explaining the French domination
of the, area.
France began working for an
independent Saar in 1945 through
economic union with France, Dr.
Held stated. British and Ameri
Wednesday, December 8, 1 954
One-way traffic will change 16th
and 17th Streets around Feb. 1,
according to Joe Carroll, chief ol
Lincoln City Police.
Both streets, from Holdrege to
Euclid Streets, which includes the
University area, will come under a
proposal approved by the City
Council, Carroll said.
South-bound traffic will use 16th
Street, and north-bound traffic will
use 17th Street, Carroll said.
A new system of traffic signal
will be installed before the pro
posal goes into effect, and at pres
ent 16th Street is being repaired,
he said. No traffic lights in ad
dition to the ones at 16th and R
streets will be installed in the
"This plan should help to reduce
hazards and should expedite traffio
noticeably," Carroll said.
Due to the congestion of campus
traffic at closing hours and during
all University functions, such as
the Military Ball, city police are
instructed to pay close attention to
hte University area, Carroll said.
This is in addition to the campus
police, which normally patrol the
"Should Red China Be Admit
ted to the United Nations?" will
be the topic of the fourth Film
Forum' Series Thursday at 7:30
p.m. in Love Library Auditorium.
This month's forum will feature
a film presenting Richard Gross
man, member of the British House
of Commons, and Dr. Chih-Mal
Chen, representative from the Na
tionalist China Embassy in Wash
ington. In addition, a panel dis
cussion will be held.
On the panel will be de
baters Jere McGaffey and Allen
Overcash. After the issues are
presented Norman L. Hill, pro
fessor of political science, and
Robert Sakai, assistant professor
of history, will discuss the ques
tion. Professor A. C. Brecken
ridge, department chairman of po
litical science, will act as moder
ator. The Film Forum Series is spon
sored by the Departments of His
tory and Political Science, the Stu
dent Union and the Bureau of
Sign To Play
A Hammond organ is located in
the Union lounge for students to
use, according to Mrs. Maureen
Farris, reservations secretary.
No restrictions are imposed on
the times that the organ may be
played, except that it may not be
played when the television set is
An organ list is kept in the Stu
dent Union office of people who
are qualified to play it. A student
wishing to play the organ must
prove his ability to play it cor
rectly, according to Mrs. Farris.
The key is kept in the Union of
fice. Students on the list may
check it out at any time.
n 9 m
can approval followed almost ev
ery step taken by the French.
'The French enlarged the ter
ritory of the Saar, took over the
coal mines and allowed the Saar
landers to tet up their own gov
ernment complete with flag, con
stitution, parliament and minister
president," Dr. Held commented.
A defeated and occupied Germ
any could make no official protest
against detachment of the im
portant little area, Dr. Held said
explaining the cause of the dis
pute. Everyone agreed that no
arrangement was final or legal
until a . peace treaty was signed
"Recent decisions to establish a
sovereign West Germany neces
sitated settlement of the Saar
question," the professor said.
"France proposed 'Europe anizing
the Saar (putting it under Council
of Europe control) with economic
union with France continued."
According to Dr. Held, Chancel
lor Adenauer of Germany reluctant
ly agreed to the French proposal
although faced with cries of "sur
render of German soil" by many
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