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The Daily Nebroskon
Wednesday, October 29, 1958
Charity Is something that most of us
can't get away from and don't care to get
away from entirely. The word jumps into
mind now because of the approaching All
University Fund drive and the decision of
the sororities not to take part in the AUF
auction and the independent solicitation
There is no doubt that continued contri
butions to charity after charity would soon
lead one to the need of charity himself.
We on the campus, however, have been
fortunate enough in recent years to escape
endless encounters from persons seeking
money for this, or that good cause. This
has been done thanks to adoption of the
Community Chest plan idea. With a few
minor alterations we label it the All Uni
versity Fund and get to pick the organiza
tions which we would like most to aid.
' The AUF developed the idea of an inde
pendent solicitation drive to reach Univer
sity students not in organized houses on
campus. The auction was apparently de
veloped to add interest and fun to giving.
Well, now the sororities which have been
carrying the major burden of these two
Jobs have voted to abandon them.
This is undoubtedly a blow to the AUF
officers, but the sororities are not to be
condemned for their action. The endless
number of activities and events which de
mand a student's time have grown to
monstrous proportions. Some of them ac
tually add little or nothing to a student's
life or the welfare of the campus. Some of
them should be eliminated. Whether or
not the AUF auction and the solicitation
drive were among these it is difficult to
tell. Certainly both of them rere for a
The striking fact back of the action is
that AUF stands to come up with $4,000
less this year than it has in the past. That
is what these activities reportedly earned
for charity. This means of course that a
goodly sum will not be available to Aid
significant and needy organizations unless
those who haye not given in the past de
cide to do so this year. The sororities de
cision probably should not give the im
pression to others that they feel AUF to
be unimportant They will surely continue
to generously support it with their dona
tions through Panhellenic.
The main thing is that in the midst of
the controversy that naturally follows
such action, we should not lose sight of
the good done by our money when it is
donated to the All University Fund.
Homecoming displays are beginning to
take shape around the campus. Work will
continue until the last minute Friday eve
ning when judging begins. The football
team, the group really being honored, will
also be working until the last minute to
make the game the best they can. Five
girls will be waiting for an official an
nouncement of the identity of the Home
coming Queen, who won't be known to
most of the student body until she is pa
raded around the football field at half
time. The Daily Nebraskan carried a short
feature Monday on a few of the character
istics of homecoming queen selections at
other campuses. When one reads report
after report of this nature he becomes im
pressed with one big realization: the
homecoming queen election and reign at
Nebraska are definitely inferior to those
at most other major colleges and Univer
sities. Here only junior members of Tassels
are eligible to be candidates. On most
campuses it appears that the fraternities,
dorms and sometimes sororities get to
sponsor candidates. This greatly increases
the number of girls who are eligible to be
honored as a campus queen.
Here candidates names are kept as
hush-hush as possible for fear that there
might be some politicing or that the girls
wouldn't feel nearly as thrilled if they
were to discover more than a few mom
ents in advance that they have been
tabbed as finalists candidates. On other
major campuses the identity of the girls
is made known long before homecoming
so that they have a chance to be publi
cized and made known .to the student
body. When a student votes for a home
coming queen he has had a chance to
find out something about here. Not so
here. Campaigning is impossible. Pub
licity is naturally impossible.
Here, the queen rides around the sta
dium at halftime and reigns over the
dance in the evening. Shortly after mid
night she turns back into a Tassel. On
other campuses the identity of the queen
is made known a week or more in ad
vance. She is featured on television and
given wide publicity in newspapers.
The argument is not that the Nebraska
system results in selection of poor repre
sentatives as homecoming queens, the
argument is that the system is too limited,
limited in the number of girls eligible,
the campaigning they can do, and the
publicity they receive as queen.
From the Editor
A Few Words of a Kind
And if you still don't think I hate women,
check the social column. I have picked
one out for personal persecution. The fact
that I think she has a wonderful person
ality and that her hands are nice to hold
have nothing to do with
Pinnings are really very
interesting affairs and for
those of you who have
never gone through the
rigmarole I will explain
the ceremony. The first
requirement, of course, Is
a young lovely you think
especially lovely who can
' stand looking at you al
most everyday. She should be able to talk
about more than activities, boring classes
and the big party last week.
Now, you agree together that pinning
would be a good thing. You suddenly real
ize though that you don't remember how
It is done. Does she get the pin before the
ceremony, during, after, in between! You
try and remember other pinnings, but
other pinnings were occasions when you
were puffing cigars and talking to cute
sorority pledges. You don't remember
what happened. You just recall how shook
the main participants were. Finally she
convinces you that she gets the pin be
forehand. You give it to her. "Too late
now," you think.
You get cigars, write a poem, leave
work early, shine your shoes, button your
suit coat to bo' one notices you aren't
wearing your pin. Yon put the cigars in
a wastebasket, toss a few papers over the
top, and walk into the president's room
like yon were just stopping on your way
to empty the papers. The president con
gratulates you and says, "I can't even
give my pin away." You exit, feeling like
the great lover you really aren't.
During the meal you sit in a dark cor
ner. You look and act very casual. People
about you see the cigars by the president's
chair and speculate on who the fallen
brother may be. You ask a pledge if he
is getting pinned. "Long time since we've
had a good pledge pinning," you say.
You finish the main course, drink your
second cup of coffee, reject dessert and
ask for a cigarette. A pledge stands up
and announces that pledges will change
into grubby clothes right after the meal
to work on homecoming; They are in for
a surprise, you think.
The president stands up and says, "An
other brother has got carried away." He
leans near the candle and begins reading
your poem. People stop dattering dishes.
The president reads your name. The per
son next to you says, "You sneaky rat,
congratulations." You refuse to make a
speech. Cigars are passed. They sing the
You stand around the house nervously
waiting for the fatal moment. Got to talk
to the housemother. Nothing to be ner
vous about. Time to go. You walk down
the street in front of the brothers. A
candle armed girl grabs your arm at the
door and pushes you toward the fireplace.
It's not burning but it still doesn't look
safe. You look around you. A lot of girls
are holding burning candles. Everybody
is grinning. The brothers start singing.
A girl strolls past the candlebearers. She
is your pinmate. She stands by you. What
do you do now? Nothing. Everybody is still
grinning. You start chuckling. You can't
stop. She' says, "Stop that!" The girls
start singing. Everybody is still grinning.
What is this a joke? You kiss her, all the
time feeling you are being watched.
"When do we go?" you ask.
"I don't know."
"Can we leave now?"
"I guess so."
You grab her arm and double-time
toward the door. She picks up her coat
and then you dash outside. You start
chuckling to yourself and look at your
pinmate. "Stop grinning," you tell her.
Inside, your brothers start talking to
cute sorority pledges. From this point on
your mind is a blank. Huck Finn could
never go back, you think.
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THf STRANGE WORLD
NU Insect Study
May Save Grain
By Marilyn Coffey
Insect control research by
the University may save Ne
braska's grain industry sev
eral hundred thousand dollars
loss each year.
A research project under
taken by University entomolo
gists will study .the following:
Relative importance of in
sects causing losses in grains.
Control of these Insects.
Prevention of contamina
tion of grains by birds and
The grain crops studied will
include stored corn, wheat
The project, the first inten
sive study of its kind hi Ne
braska, was initiated this fall,
said B. H. Kantack, Univer
sity staff member in charge
of the project.
Conditions providing the
best samplings of grain occur
in the fall and again in the
late spring and early sum
mer. During tiiis time the
peak populations of stored
grain insects occur.
Importance of contamination-free
as the public demands clean
er cereal products.
Today, surplus grain must
be stored for long periods of
time under a variety of stor
More practical control sug
gestions should result from
research on insects, Kantack
Studies of climatic condi
tions throughout the state will
be made. Areas mot i suitable
for grain storage will tt de
termined. Surveys of stored corn and
wheat are being taken this
fall to determine the etxent
of the insect problem in these
commodities. Sorghums will
be surveyed next fall, Kan
tack said. Samples will be
taken from country elevators,
farm bins and terminal stor
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In reference to the article
written by a Marilyn Coffey
in which an attempt is made
to analyze candidates for pub
lic office . . . Miss Coffey be
gins her column by saying
that she is now 21. And sud
denly beer tastes flat and the
responsibility of voting
Now that you are 21, Miss
Coffey and you're so vitally
interested in voting I suggest
that you open your eyes to
issues being brought out in
You state that you would j
never vote for Glenn Cunning-1
ham because of his endrrse-
ment by labor. Who is labor,
Miss Coffey, and what is an
endorsement? Labor is a
term which refers to and In
cludes a majority of the peo
ple engaged in gainful em-'
ployment. It does not refer tu j
Hoffa and Beck. Labor is as
interested in getting rid of
these people as you are.
By endorsement I suppose j
you refer to the union's con-;
tributing to campaigns. There
certainly isn't any harm in an
AFL-CIO convention saying
one candidate is better than
the other. As far as contribu
tions, what is the difference
between a contribution from
labor and one from an oil
! company? If there are no
strings attacnea, contriDu
tions from anyone should be
welcome. It costs thousands
of dollars to conduct a cam
paign in which you are able
to carry your case to all the
i You said that Morrison
1 dealt with a vague term
called "Bensonism." Don't
you think the farm problem
is important! Every farmer
knows what "Bensonism" is.
His program is one favoring
lower price supports and
acreage restrictions. You al
so say Morrison challenges
Hruska's right to use the
public ground for his signs
and you seem to make light
of this. If you would take the
time to investigate this you
would find that it is against
the law and all of these signs
should be removed.
University Young Demo
crats will hold a work ses
sion Thursday at 7:15 p.m.
in the Student Union.
Alpha Lamb Pledges
Alpha Lambda Delta
pledges will meet Thursday at
5 p.m. in the Union.
FOR YOUR HOMECOMING
PARTIES AND DECORATIONS
FRESH AND CRISPY AT
DANIELSOf. FLORAL CO
C, V (8y Ou Author of "Ratty Round A Flag, Baft! "and,
"is' "Bartfoot Boy viih Cheek.")
THE DRESS PARADE
In all my years of observing coed fashions and I have beta
arrested many times I have never seen such verve, such dash,
such Jene tait quoi as can be found in this year's styles I
I am particularly enchanted by the new "baby waist" dresses
which so many of you girls are favoring this season. How
demure you all look in your "baby waists"! How sweetl How
Innocent! How colorful when your housemother lifts you up
and burps you after dinner!
Another trend that leaves me limp with rapture is the over
sized handbag. Goodbye to dinky little purses that hold nothing
at all ! Hurrah for today's sensibly sized bag with plenty of
room for your makeup, your pens and pencils, your shelter
half, your Slinky toy, your MG, and your Marlboros.
Did I say Marlboros? Certainly I said Marlboros. What girl
can consider herself in the van, in the swim, and in the know,
if she doesn't smoke Marlboros? What man, for that matter.
Do you want a filter that is truly new, genuinely advanced,
but at the same time, does not rob you of the full flavor of
first-rate tobacco? Then get Marlboro. Also get matches because
the pleasure you derive from a Marlboro is necessarily limited
To return to coed fashions, let us now discuss footwear. The
popular flat shoe was introduced several years ago when it
oecame obvious that girls were growing taller than boys. For
a while the flat shoes kept the sexes in a state of uneasy balance,
but today they will no longer serve. Now, even in flats, girls
are towering over their dates, for the feminine growth rate has
continued to rise with disturbing speed. In fact, it is now
thought possible that we will see fifteen-foot girls in our lifetime.
But science is working on the problem, and I feel sure
American know-how will find an answer. Meanwhile, a tern
porary measure is available the reverse wedgie.
The reverse wedgie is simply a wedgie turned around. This
tilts a girl backward at a 45 degree angle and cuts as muoh aa
three feet off her height. It is, of course, impossible to walk in
this position unless you have support, so your date will have to
keep his arm around your waist at all times. This will tire him
out in fairly short order; therefore you must constantly give
him encouragement. Keep looking up at him and batting yonr
lashes and repeating in awed tones, "How ttrong you an.
' unc& the ad
Next we turn to hair styling. The hair-do this year is definitely
the cloche-coif. One sees very few crew cuts or Irene Castle
bobs, and the new Mohiean cut seems not to have caught on
at all. In fact, I saw only one girl with a Mohican -Rhodelle
H. Sigafoos, a sophomore of Bennington. Her classmates laughed
and laughed at her, but it was Rhodelle who had the last laugh,
for one night a dark, handsome stranger leaped from behind a
birch and linked his arm in Rhodelle's and said, "I am Uncas,
the last of the Mohicans-but I need not be the last, dear lady,
if you will but -be my wife." Today they are happily married
and run a candied-apple stand near Macon, Ga., and have three
little Mohicans named Patti, Maxine, and Lavcrne.
ItU Hu tkulaat
Congratulation to Mr. and Mr: Vneat and to alt of you wh
havt ditcovered the pteaure of Marlboro and Marlboro'
titter cigarette, non-Klter Philip Morrit, both nada by th
ipontort of thit column.
THE NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN MUSIC OF
'THE SENTIMENTAL GENTLEMEN"
"AMINO ( ( '
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