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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 11, 1955)
Tuesday, January II, 195?
Old Jokes Revived
law IrHymrooB', SaHwe
By FRED DALY
So far this school year much
fuss has been made and many
tamborines have been struck over
the matter of a rebirth f a humor
magazine on the University cam
pus. The idea has been patted back
and forth, and. small groups of
people have been seen whispering
in dark corners about the possi
bility of really bringing back a
magazine to take up where the old
Awgwan and Corn Shucks stum
bled and fell.
So with a blast of nostalgia and
shining eyes, pause for a moment
find take in a brief summary of
the kind of material in the old
i humor magazines that sent our
I daddies into spasms of hysterical
'Aw, g'wan," said the maid.
The first issue of Agwan was
a quiet litttle thing printed on slick
paper. The cover dipicted an In
dain lad giving a valentine to a
small Indian maid as she blush
ingly explaimed: "Aw, g'wan . .."
The cover boasted "2,000 copies of
this issue in circulation."
Included in this issue were sev
eral serious articles, including
one entitled "Why Move the Uni
versity," by E. H. Hahne. The
article took up the then current
issue of moving the site of the
University from its present location
to the Ag Campus.
In Olden Times
'Vermin' In' 1884
By PEGGY VOLZKE
What has happened to the Cem
Eot ClubV It is another traditional
part of NU that seems to have just
bsen 'put into the past' on the
Sem-Bot was a famous depart
ment club which was organized
about 1884. Its real name was Semi
narium Botanicum, but to make it
simple and not such a tonge-twist-
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COL. C. J. FRANKFORTER
The first full-time head of a
counseling service for Husker ath
letics will be Col. C. J. Frankfort
er, associate professor of chem
Acting on a plan devised last
spring by Football Coach Bill
Glassford, who stressed the need
for better scholarship on the var
sity squad, the Board of Regents
appointed Frankforter to the posi
Previously, the athletes received
their counseling from regular fac
ulty advisers. Frankforter helped
former Coach Biff Jones as a part
Col. Frankforter was adviser for
Innocents, Inter-Fraternity Council
and Corn Cobs for 15 of the 56
years he was on the campus. He
also served as band sponsor.
A one time head of the Univer
sity ROTC program, he is at veter
an of both world wars.
er, the name was shorted to Sem
Bot. The club originated in the de
partment of botany and was or
ganized by seven advanced stu
dents in botany. They used Sem
Bot as a round-up occasion to re
view current literature in botany
and to do research work in that
field. The students later published
a number of phamphlets on botany.
As the department grew, Sem
Bot became larger. Rigorous ex
ams were given to the newcomers,
and stiff qualifications were main
tained. Members had to have a
college degree to be initiated, and
they advanced in the club accord
ing to the degrees they earned.
At first the club consisted only
of men. Later, women were ac
cepted into the group. From that
time on, for special ceremonies the
Sem-Bot members decorated them
selves all up and even wore hats
which had little fuzzy balls on top
of them. This "dressing-up" prob
ably reflected the female influ
ence. A unique feature of the Club was
its initiation ceremony, which
was done in secret with the use
of a special ritual written in
Latin. All new members had to
swear to the Sem-Bot creed, which
went In Latin, "Non cum dipteris
dorsalibus affliciti aumus."
This means, "We are not both
ered with any vermin of the Order
Deptera on our dorsal surface" or
"We are not afflicted by any two
winged insects on our backs" or
"There are no flies on us!"
Their creed was "Frigida dies
est cum relinquemur," or, in plain
English, "It will be a cold day
when we giv up our belief."
Opportunity for botanists: re-organization
of Sem-Bot Club, if
fluent in Latin.
The leading editorial struck a
familiar note with its title of
"What's wrong with Nebraska Foot
ball?" The story was most con
cerned with the possibility of los
ing the next fall's game with Min
nesota. The issue was dated Feb.
Sigma Delta Chi, professional
journalism fraternity, took over
the publishing of the magazine by
1917. The magazine cost 15 cents
a copy and was full of many,
many jokes. There was little else.
Interview With Miss Pott
Humorous articles included an
interview with Celesta Stwer Pott,
by Imah Heller. There was also an
ad encouraging students to "Meet
at the Saratoga Recreation Floors."
A sample 1917 joke:
First Farmer: "Now what do
you suppose that old hen is eatin'
them tacks for?
Second Farmer: "I dunno; per
haps she's goin' to lay a carpet."
And believe it or not, the maga
zine carried on for 29 more years.
Also prime in 1917 humor was
an article called "Leander, or the
Alfalfa Warbler." Sample line:
"It was Sabbath morning and the
red robbed breaster was pulling
the agile woim from the green
sward by the periscope." Great
The roaring twenties brought an
influx of flappers and shieks to
the hallowed pages of the Awgwan.
The magazine's leading stock in
trade was still pages and pages of
jokes, including a section called
"Awgwanwidezz." There were
many collegiate-type drawings.
Stude: "Did you yell at me
down town, sir?"
Stude: "Some bum did."
The 1940s affected the Awgwan
in two ways. First, it started to
lose enough money to cause it to
fold in 1946. Second, the war
stepped into the picture.
Cartoonists lauded and lampooned
army life from every side. The
Typical Nebraska Coed of 1942
was pictured by one wit as she
chased a racing soldier down the
street, shouting, "Lieutenant, wait
The Awgwan at this time donned
the robe of satire and panned
everythingMrom the Mortar Boards
to the Coed Follies to the Ne
braskan. The magazine even in
cluded blankets and fgasp) beer
bottles in picturing a picnic.
Thus did the Awgwan go along
its merry, satirical way from the
era of bad jokes in its spasms of
being born to a period of ques
tionable humor just before it shoud
ed its death rattle.
Finally it died. The Corn Shucks
came to the funeral, then died its
elf after a real nervous time of
shocking its critics and amusing
its readers slightly.
Who can tell what might come
next. Twenty-three skiddoo, anyone?
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YWCA officers from city and
ag campuses and YMCA officers
from ag were elected last week.
Front row are city YW officers,
Sharon Mangold, president; Car
ol Thompson, secretary; Sarah
Y's From City And Ag
Courtesy Uncoln Star
Wiltse. treasurer, and Martha
Gloch, district representative.
Second row are Ag YW officers,
Marlene Hutchinson, president;
Virginia Reeves, vice president;
Lou Lindgren, secretary; Mary
Sorenson, treasurer, and Twila
Riley, district representative.
Ag YM officers, in back, are
Lonni Wrasse, treasurer; Bob
Labrucka, district representa
tive; Marvin Coffey, president
and John Burbank, secretary.
Four new courses have been
added to the second semester
schedule. Corrections have also
been made in the schedule of
classes, Floyd Hoover, Director
of the Office of Registration and
Ed Psych 280. 3 cr. A Typical
Child in the Classroom. Prereq
uisites same as for Ed Psych 262.
Mr. Hiskey, Mon. 7-9:30 p.m. 106
Journalism 179. 3 cr. TV Photo
graphy. Timi arranged.
Mathematics 242. 3 cr. Meth
ods of Experimental Design. Time
.tln. on the . W .n d Th
Unit rrmmlnatiom have bwn .cheduled for all l"., 61, 2; Mechanical
Umlnc Organization A, 4. 21; Kconorn.es 3, ! "viJS 42; French 11. 13;
:nneerlna 1; EnRlish A. B. 1. 2. A. 4.; Home 107; Speech 9. 10.
Kn.nh f.1. M: Mathematics 11. 16. 41. 105. 14, 13. J ' . .-i.ii-.
it ..udent, have remilarly scheduled .t1:iJ,"n.7im u another
rrsnsvd schedule, arranaemeriu i to -taKe sucn ctbeton Jan. 22. For example.
rime snoum re mnae wun ure uw.i'i. - ... ilh . soec , . achedu ea
a student I. scheduled for an esammation chmllf,thwV?. 'rSm Lanauaae
rn.min.tion in French, arrangements should be made with in nomam a .
Lepsrtmeot to take such French esaminatioo at another time.
Satardar. Jan. Zt
All sections of EnuliJh A.
(W meetln, at VTm.'b or 4 days, or MWF. or any on. or two
nameTn. at ,1 a.m. TTliS or any one or two of these day.
All sections of. Speech 9, 10
0se, meetin, oTi dars. or MWF. or any one or two
UiTrnen, at 13 a.m. . 5 or 4 days, or MWF. or any one or to
cLSeTmUrul at 10 a.m. TThS or any one or two of these days
Oasse. meeUn. JllT"' Tday. or MWF. or any one or two
All .oof Education 61. 62 (Coliseom)
All sectiona of Busincus Organisation 3, 4
Friday, Jan. 8 .
All sections of Mat.i 11,. IS, 41, 105 CColtseum
of these days , (
riasse. me.nt U 8 a.m. 'i or 4 days, or MWF, or an, on. or two
of U.e day.
til sections of English 2, S. 4 ..,.. t-,,
aasses sneeting at 3 p.m. or 4 days, or KV. F. or any on or two
Oi'mii". st 5 P.m. 5 or 4 days, or MWF. or any or or two
of these days
Oaiwea meeting at S P.m. TTh or either one of these day.
Classes irteetmg at 7 P.m. TTh or either one of these days
Classea meeting at 7 P.m. MWF or any one or two of these days
Taesday, Feb. 1
C,-nrs meeting at 2 pan. 5 or 4 days, or MWF. or any one or two
or Sfeest days
AH sections of Economics S. 11. 12. 115 (Coliseum
Classen mealinc at 2 v m. TTh or either one of these days
Wednesday, Feb. X
Classes meetina at 10 a.m. 5 or 4 days, or MWF. or any one or
two of these day. ,
Clause meeting at 1 p.m. TTh or either one of these days
11 a.m.-l p.as.
-12 a m.
2 - S p.m.
Tharsday. res. a
nascs meeting at 4 P m TTh or either one of these days
Classes meeting at TThS or any one or two of these dj
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All sections f Mechanical Fngineering 1
All sections of Home Economics 41.42
sections or r tvnen n, u
sections of Mwntsn 01.0.1
sections of Uusmes tirRaniMiion
HI sections of English B, 1 Coliseum
( lps meeting it 3 (in. TTh or either one of these days
Classes meeting at i a.m. TThS or aay one or two of these day
.Mi Mvtions of Sociology o3
Mathematics 248. 3 cr. Math
ematical Statics. Time arranged.
Ae Econ 1. Prerequisites should
read "Soph standing."
Botany 2. Should be Room 206
Economics 291. A "course titled
changed to Production, Pricing,
Electrical Ener 201 will be
changed to 8:00 TThS, Ferg 213.
Electrical Engr 131 will be
changed to 8:00-11:00 Sat, Ferg
History 223. Course title changed
to France Since ISIS.
Home Economics 21, Design Es
sentials, has been changed from
10-12 MW to 9-10 MW, Lab 9 Fri
Mathematics 204. Changed to 10
TTh, 228 Burnett.
Mathematics 105. New section
added, Section 11, 8 MWF, 122
Mathematics 218. Time changed
to 10 TTh, plus 1 hr arranged, 209
Pharmacy 1. Changed to Lect 1
MWF, 107 Pharmacy Hall. Lab
2-5 Mon., 102 Pharmacy Hall.
Pharm Chem 114. Changed to
Lect 8:00 MWF. Lab unchanged.
Pharmacology 214. Changed to
Lab 8-11 Th, 4 and 9 Pharmacy
Public Health 12, Section 2.
Changed to 1:00 TTh, 225 Burnett
Physics 1. Cancel Lab 2, 2-5
Friday, 301 Brace Laboratory.
History 232. Replaced by His
tory 106. Same time, taught by
Dr. Henry Boren.
History 114 will be taught by Dr.
Henry Boren instead dt Mary Mc
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Union To Sponsor
Candle!. to Dance
The Union Candlelite Room,
sponsored by the Union Dance
Committee, will be open Saturday
from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
The original Round-up Room,
decorated with hurricane lamps
and white tablecloths, is converted
into the Candlelite Room on Sat
Marilyn Staska, chairman of the
Committee, said students are in
vited to spend the evening or stop
in for dancing and refreshments.
No admission is charged.
Norman Hill, associate professor
of political science, and Junior
Knobel are two new nominations
for "Outstanding Nebraskan."
Three students, Marvin Stromer,
Leonard Barker and Art Raun,
have been previously nominated.
Hill has been a member of the
University faculty for a number
of years and is now on a leave of
absence to the University of
Washington where he is teaching in
The letter states that Hill is well-
known in the political science de
partment for his analytic thinking
and deep interest in his subject
which he conveys to his students.
Hill, a specialist in international
relations, has written several books
on the subject, One, "Contem
porary International Relations" has
been frequently quoted.
According to the letter of nom
ination, Knobel has participated
widely in campus activities. He is
vice-president of Innocents; vice
president of Student Union Board
of Managers, highest student po
sition on the Union Board; Chair
man of Ag Union Activities; vice
president of Builders; president of
Corn Cobs; vice-president of Gam
ma Delta, and a member of Agron
omy Club, Alpha Zeta, Red Guidon
and New ;Student Week Executive
He also was high Corn Cob work-
Ten Women Join Theta Sigma Phi
Ten women were initiated into
Theta Sigma Phi, honorary profes
sional organization for women in
journalism, Sunday afternoon.
President Nancy Odum conducted
Initiates are: Mrs. Betty Bay,
Janice Carman, Marianne Hansen,
Cynthia Henderson; Phyllis Hersh-
berger, Marilyn Mitchell, Kay
Nosky, Sue Ramey, Shirley Rosen
berg and Bernie Rosenquist.
Following initiation, o ff i c e r s
sere installed: Miss Nosky, vice
president; Miss Mitchell, secre
tary, and Miss Rosenquist, treasurer.
The monthly meeting of Nu-Med
Society will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday in Bessey Hall Audi
torium. The Society, an organiza
tion for students whose interests
are in medicine, nursing or med
ical technology, will view a film
on preventive medicine.
er. University Band member for
three years, past vice-president of
Ag Executive Board and is a pres
ent ex-officio member, a member
of Gamma Lambda and vice-president
of Farmhause Fraternity.
The writer said that Knobel has
supervised formation of Ag Build
ers Public ' Relations Committee
now in the process of visiting vari
ous high schools throughout the
State publicizing the University in
general and Ag College in particu
lar. Knobel, said the letter nom
inating him, has studied and rec
ommended improvemenutts for the
Ag Union with the ultimate goal of
a new Ag Union in mind.
"Through this maze of college
activities, 'it is interesting to note
that he has put himself through
school and maintained over a 7.5
average," the letter said. Accord
ing to the letter of nomination
"a more steadfast and sincere in
terest in the students and the Uni
versity is hard to find."
Deadline for nominations is Jan
uary 18. AH applications for "Out
standing Nebraskan" should be sent
to the Nebraskan office in" letter
from and must be signed, although
the name of the person making
the nomination will be kept confi
dential. The candidate must be a faculty
member who has served at least
two years as a staff member or
a senior or graduate jtudent.
Four faculty members of the
University Department of Music
will present a concert of varied
music Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the
The soloists will be: Carol Puck
ett, instructor in cello and music
theory, cellist; Mary Jane Wag
goner, instructor in piano, pianist;
Dale Ganz, assistant professor of
voice, baritone; John Blyth, as
sistant professor of piano and the
Accompanists will be Marilyn
Schultz, instructor in piano, and
Earnest Harrison associate prof
essor of piano.
The program will include: Miss
Puckett Concerto in D Minor, by
Miss Waggoner Allemande, Sa
rabande, Gigue, and Fugue, all by
Handel; suite, by Poulenc and
Three Preludes, by Martin.
Mr, Ganz Three sons from "Kin-der-totenlieder,"
by Mahler, and
Ganymend and Seligkeit, both by
Mr. Blyth Two Preludes by
Chopin; Intermezzo Opus 118 No,
6, by Brahms, and Portrait of a
Girl and Roumanian Dance, both
Dr. Betty F. McCue, associate
professor of physical education for
women at the University since
1952, has accepted an offer to head
the women's physical education de
partment at Oberlin College, Ober
Her resignation was accepted by
University Regents Saturday and
she will assume her new duties in
Dr. Dudley Ashton, chairman of
the University department of phy
sical education for women, said
departmental work is being ad
justed temperorarily while a search
is made for a replacement whose
training and experience compare
with that of Dr. McCue.
During the coming semester two
graduates of Nebraska's depart
ment, Mrs. Shirley B. Miller
and Mrs. Marguerite L. Maly, will
join the department's teaching
staff on a part time basis.
Upon completion of her under
graduate work at the University
Pittsburgh in 1943, Dr. McCue
served in Y.W.C.A. programs in
Pittsburgh, Warren, 0. and Den
ver, until 1947. She recehted her
masters degree from MacMurray
College, Jacksonvill, 111., in 1947,
and her Ph D. from Iowa State
where she was a staff member be
fore coming to the University.
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