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The Daily Nebraskan
Tuesday, October 13, 1959
For Bigger Homecomings
Oct. 30 all Greek houses and a few of
the independent living units will be all
decked out in their Homecoming finery.
It will be a tremendous show with the
houses plumbing the depths of their in
genuity and ?ower ? come up with a dis
play which, will far out-shine those down
All fine ar.d dandy. Homecoming is one
of those traditions which even in a year
when apathy runs wild (last year, not
this) keeps getting better and better.
The one thing which seems to keep the
displays from presenting not merely a
good show but a tremendous one, is the
complete lack of integration between
houses. Each house dreams up its own
theme, totally unrelated to those next
".oor or around the corner. For instance,
last year, by accident the two winning
houses had chosen oriental themes but
there were other houses with motifs 8S
widely divergent as barnyards and ceme
teries. Perhaps this isn't to be frowned upon,
perhaps it allows for ingenuity and orig
inality which an overall theme would not,
but It is Interesting to speculate on the
panorama which could br spread out for
public and campus alike if, each year.
Homecoming had a broad theme which
could then be carried out in all phases of
the festivities. This would mean that not
only would house decorations conform to
the theme," but the half-time band cere
monies, the rally, the luncheons, the card
section, the parade and even the decora
tions at the dance.
tf the theme were decided upon early
enough say from suggestions submitted
to a Student Council committee, all groups
participating would have ample time to
work out their part of the program.
The themes themselves would have to
be broad enough to allow for ingenuity.
But this would not be any particular prob
lemremember last year at the Colo-
rado migration which was also their
" Homecoming? The theme was something
like "the heart of Dixie" and in front of
the houses were everything from black
mammies to corn pone.
Perhaps having clever themes would
so inspire the participating groups to out
do and outthink their rivals that more
genuinely clever displays might arise.
Shulman hit the nail squarely in his "I
was a Teen-Age Dwarf" when he com
mented, via the words of some sorority
damsel that they might have a clever,
clever display by caging a stuffed wild
cat, or lion or something. Needless to say,
the opponents were wildcats, or lions or
something. Ho, hum said Dobie Gillis, and
so say we to the kind of display which
turns up year after year after year.
So .' . . how bout taking a leaf from the
book of traditions on some of our neigh
boring campuses, and set a theme. At
least we might try it for a year or two to
see if having a theme might add an extra
bit of lustre to the Homecoming weekend.
Ideas wouldn't be hard to find: The
Phi's and the Theta Xi's hit a. good one
last year the Orrnt. The Theta's came
up with a South Sea theme, and the DU's
with their Cat on a Hot Tin Roof suggest
that the theme could be drawn from a
writer like Faulkner or Mark Twain. Or
maybe the theme could come from the
works of a Nebraska author ... Or how
about taking a musical comedy like Pa
jama Game or Flower Drum Song as the
overall theme this would work into a
half-time ceremony' beautifully.
Having a theme would of course entail
some additional work and most of it would
fall to groups which already have mam
moth jobs at Homecomnig like Tassels.
But it seems as though it just might be
worth the effort.
For a Change: What's Good
Lest we be accused of cevr rnur.- j.
' always attacking, let's point crt a fv of
the good things noted lately:
Crib coffee seems to be getting better
not better, but definitely hotter.
Columbus day passed virtually unnoted
Monday we have too many half-hearted
Scheduling the Munster Madrigal Choir
for a free performance Sunday they are
supposed to be a magnificant singing
Progress on the Kellogg center so far
there doesn't seem to have been any
major catastrophes or strikes to slow the
construction of this center which will
prove such an addition to the facilities
provided on the campus.
Activities Mart Wednesday at least
there is an attempt to explain the activi
ties whirl before young freshmen are
thrown in headlong and blindfolded.
The fan groups like the Tri Delts and
the K D's seemed to have at the football
game Saturday seems like spirit isn't
painful after all.
The turn-cut on that soggy Saturday
takes a bit of loyalty to brave wet, cold
feet and limp hair to sit on wet standi
amid puddles of water.
Majorettes a splendid addition to half
time ceremonies, even from the female
point of view.
The plan for the Sheldon Art Gallery
the design is as fine as is promised, we
will have something of real beauty and
harmony in the heart of the campus.
Autumn days like Sunday and Monday
makes you realize that Nebraska can be
The landscaping around the Library
again provides a magnificent picture to
anyone scooting from Soc toward the
corner of 14th and R.
Band Day coming up some traditions
don't die like this one 'that -draws hun
dreds of young musicians for one of their
first glimpses of the campus.
Builders finally got out an additional
supply of their hand-dandy calendar just
in time to meet the ne-"ly created demand
from frosh girls entering the activity picture.
On the Other Hand
By Sondra Whalen
One of the saddest things about being a
tenlor li that you suddenly realize that
you are about to embark on your ,e-.st mi
gration. After attending these affairs for three
yeari, two Colorados and
one Missouri, it comes as
quite a blow.
Memories of Missouri
Include getting completely
lost on the Homecoming
display route, a panic
when someone screamed
that one of the local hang
outs was going to be
raided and a second panic
on the bridge over the
Bridges and trucks send me into ter
ror on the highway. This was somewhat
abated this summer when the Nebras
ka City News-Press decided I should
learn to drive tholr circulation truck.
This I did, much to the dismay of the
general population. There's nothing quite
like a girl driving a Ford pick-up truck
to send pedestrians hurdling for sidewalks.
But each experience has its rewards.
Should my journalism career end in fail-
ure, I can always return to being a truck
Why is the Xi in Alpha Xi Delta pro
nounced Z? Why isn't it pronounced Xi
Like in Theta Xi? Or why isn't Xi pro
nounced Z like in Alpha Xi?
And why is Gamma Phi's Phi pro
nounced Fi when Alpha Phi's is pro
nounced Fe? (maybe vith two e's). Does
anyone else have such problems? Maybe
on other campuses the Alpha Z's are the
Alpha Xi's and the Gamma Fi's are the
Could that have been where "fe fi foe
fum" have come from? Such earth-shattering
problems are almost too much for
a mere Monday.
Howard Kooper is screaming three
things at me and as I am tired of listen
ing to him scream, so here they are.
1) . He wants upperclassmen to come to
2) . He thinks Eddie Haddad has an ex
cellent band and
3) . Everyone is to come to the Home
coming Dance and hear them.
I have done my duty to the campus. Exit
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I DOUBT IT
By Sam Hall
As moral, Intelligent college students it Is time we did
away with the monolitic practices of kissing and beer drink
ing! Especially since the most dreadful of all dreaded col
lege plagues mono is once again upon us. Not attempt
ing to be anti-social, I say this for the well-being of all con
cerned. And kissing and beer drinking con
cerns all. Yes it does.
Science refers to mono as "infectious
mononucleosis,' or glandular fever. But to
thousands of single, romantic, young col
lege students, say ages 17 to 26, it is simply
... the kissing disease. Yes, mothers, the
Some say a kiss is such an intriguing
spectacle of human emotional expression.
A kiss can be long, short, off-center, tooth
jarring, romantic, embarrassing, persua
sive, saturated and, as inferred, monolitic
speaking from limited experience.
Mono, or I should say the kissing disease, got its start
on this campus back' in the good old days when the Delt
Woods was the popular place to frequent. On one particu
lar Saturday afternoon," a gay young fraternity man met a
gay young co-ed. Notice they were both gay. It wouldn't
work any other way, as you will soon discover.
They celebrated their new-found aqualntance by swig
ging congenially from the same beer bottle. And before
long they switched from spirits to spirited kissing.
We will go no further here, except to assume that one
of those two individuals was a carrier of infectious mono
nucleosis. That's how it all got started, and like a rumor,
has been passed on from mouth to mouth ever since.
Assuming that infectious mononucleosis is actually the
kissing disease, mono is indeed here to stay. So, apparently
my anti-kissing and beer drinking campaign is futile after
all. It was all in fun in the first place. See you at the woods
But before ending this t'mely topic, let me relate a per
sonal experience. For two weeks I was bed-ridden with this
white corpuscle ailment. I searched high and low for the
responsible feminine creature. Now after exactly one year
of diligent detective work I have found the guilty party.
But I cannot be too harsh with her, for now she, too,
is confined to Student Health with the most dreaded of all
dreaded college plagues mono, or I should say the kissing
A Few Words .
by e. e. Hinei
Robert Frost on Sunday's
"Small World" made one
of the wittiest and perhaps
most profound observations
yet on the battle of missiles
like a small
s o m e
memory and lack of a Sun
day newspaper make it im
possible for me to recall
the names of Frost's two
co-panelists, one an elderly
English poet, the second a
"South American . poetess.
But, nevertheless, if the
first is any indication, I
wish, to recommend the pro
gram as a rewarding one
which won't interfere with
River Boat, Maverick or the
other early evening enter
I must admit I was dis
appointed in Mr. Frost. He
seemed so typically Ameri
can. Not, mind you, in his
looks. It was his manner.
He played the role of the
brash American who didn't
mind interrupting the other
panelists and who had to
nave the last word on every
Well, tiis poetry makes up
for it. .
After three poets spend
half an hour discussing the
corruption of the moor by
a mass of man-made mis
siles, what program does
the network beam next?
"Guided Missiles," a
"The Twentieth Century"
A fellow journalist is my
source of the definition of
an improved Atlas:
"It's one mat blows up
And another journalist's
son reportedly came home
one morning from Sunday
school and showed his dad
an illustrated Bible story.
"See that guy in the back
there, - daddy, with the
beard. Jimmy says he's a
Bug ridden with nose
arun and head astuff, I
spent Saturday alternating
my attention Tetween a bat
tered textbook and an
Cornhu s k
t e s y of
and a Lincoln radio station.
After Wagner, who at
tacks a press box micro
phone with somewhat the
same rugged enthusiasm
which he formerly reserved
for opposing guards back
in his All Big Eight heyday,
finished explaining how a
team" can come within 10
yards of a touchdown three
times and still not score, I
relapsed into utter inertia.
I had just worked up a
fever pitch of self-pity when
the ebullient spirits of one
of my fraternity brothers
jarred the mood.
"How can you be so hap
py after a lousy, miserable
afternoon like this one?"
"Boy, losing games like
that gives you sorrows to
drown," was his cheery re
ply. These positive thinkers
have simply got to go.
This is a story about a
And oddly enough, it is
a nice story. Because, you
' see, campus policemen are
generally pretty nice guys.
Now I am not writing
this because I anticipate
trouble with said gen
darmes. Nor am I making
a bid for complete ostra
cism by the Greeks. My
only motive is to give the
minions of the law some
credit for a change.
In the first place, they
don't go around searching
lor people to persecute.
Generally, an individual ar
rested by them is clearly
breaking a law.
Moreover, campus police
men do not like to arrest
students. At least, not most
students. As one of them
said to me over a cup of
coffee (that's right sport's
fans, it was really coffee,
not your confiscated booze) :
"We try to give students
an even break. Usually,
we'll let them off with a
warning. Sometimes they
get smart with us, though,
and nobody likes to listen
to a lot of backtalk and
static; Those characters get
hauled in, generally.
"After all, we were all
young once. We know stu
dents (he always said stu
dentsnever kids, which is
giving some of the folks
around here a lot of credit)
like to have fun.
"We have a j o b to do,
though. That's to keep this
fun from getting out of
hand. We've got to enforce
the rules to protect every
body. But as long as the
fun is proper doesn't get
out of hand we don't both
er students." ,
Among the pet peeves of
the campus policeman are
the guys who don't care
about getting tickets, choos
ing to leave-'thelr cars
parked indefinitely in one
spot till the windshield is
wallpapered with sum
monses. "And than there's those
guys who write in the paper
that refuse to understand
what we're trying to do.
Boy, they used to give us
a lot of static last spring.
Boy, I wish we had caught
that Ireland or that Moyer
At this point, I excused
myself to do some studying
while John West choked on
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