The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 16, 1950, Image 1

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    Only Daily Publication
For Students At Th
University of Nebraska
The Weather
Considerable cloudiness
Monday eool In the east and
central portions.
Vol. 50 No. 124
Sunday April 16, 1950
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Students to Consider
Ag ynion
lAJWh Fee
There will be an Ag Union, IF students support the
raise in fees, which will be decided at an all-University
"This isn't the end; this
astically commented Dean W. V. Lambert on the proposed
building of a new Union at Ag.
With the Student Council's approval of an all-campus
poll on a raise of fees, students will have the question
of the new Ag Union and city Union expansion put before
Prof Wins
A University professor of
chemistry, Dr. Norman H. Crom
well, 36, is one of the Guggen
heim Memorial Fellowship win
ners for 1950.
He will leave late this sum
mer for a year abroad, which
Winner of the Guggenheim
Memorial Fellowship, will
leave this summer for a year's
study abroad.
will include nine months of
study and research at the Uni
versity College, University of
London in organic chemistry
He will also visit several gen
eral universities on the conti
nent. The fellowship makes the
study possible.
A native of Terre Haute, Ind.,
Dr. Cromwell is a graduate of
Rose Polytechnic Institute. He
received his Ph D. with a major
in organic chemistry and a
minor in chemical engineering
from the University of Minne
sota. Dr. Cromwell came to the
University in 1939 and became
a full professor in 1948. He is
the author of numerous techni
cal publications in the general
area of theoretical organic
chemistry and has received two
U. S. Public Health Service
grants for research in the fight
against cancer.
Before coming to Nebraska
Dr. Cromwell was associated
with the Commercial Solvents
Co., Wilington, Calif., as a re
search chemist, and with Min
nesota's school of chemistry, as
a teaching assistant.
Mrs. Cromwell will accom
pany him to England.
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Barb Schlecht
50-51 Head
Barbara Schlecht, journalism
school junior, has been elected
president of Theta Sigma Phi,
women's journalism professional
May Lou Luther will assist her
in her duties as vice-president of
the organization, and Jeanne
Becker will act as secretary
treasurer in the coming year.
Both girls are juniors in the
journalism school.
Out-going officers are: Eliz
abeth Schneider, president; Mar
ian Battey, vice-president, and
Dorothy Travis, secretary-treasurer.
New Members
New members of Theta Sigma
Phi will be named during this
year's Ivy day ceremonies. Girls
are selected on the basis of schol
arship and participation in jour
nalistic work. "
Theta Sigma Phi recently held
a tea for women journalism stu
dents to acquaint them with the
activities of the organization.
This year members of the hon
orary worked with Sigma Delta
Chi, men's Journalism profes
sional group, in assisting with
the journalism school's annual
high school journalism students
convention. The organization
does other work for the school,
and at present, they are assist
ing with publishing a pamphlet
on the model United Nations
general assembly.
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is just the start." enthusi
mem lor tneir individual deci-
sions. A raise in fees will go
toward retiring a bond necessary
ior me union construction, and
towards operating expenses.
The proposal on the construe
tion of the Ag Union made by
tne union Boards included the
. Facilities Inadequate
"As the facilities provided at
tne Ag Union are grossly inade
quate toeet campus needs, and
the area occupied under an
agreement of limited tenure; it
is the considered opinion of the
Union Board of Managers that
more adequate facilities should
be provided in the near fu
ture ...
"Any excess funds . collected
by reason of an increase in fees
previous to actual building will
be held in reserve as collateral
to support bond issue and will
be applied to anticipated deficits
encountered in initial operation
The Board proposed that
$100,000 be the sum on which a
new Union at Ag is constructed.
A low ranch-style type has been
suggested in preference to any
palatial type of building. With
this sum in mind the Ag Union
Building committee, headed by
Jack DeWulf and appointed by
Dean Lambert, has written to
21 colleges with an enrollment
similar to that of Ag college, and
whose Unions have been similar
in cost Upon receipt of infor
mation and plans concerning
these college unions, the com
mittee then plans to present their
ideas to the Ag student body of
what can be done with the pro
posed sum of building money,
Board Proposal
Continuing with the proposal
as prepared by the Union Board,
it stated:
"Within the proposed funds
considered, it is tentatively
planned to construct a low
ranch-type structure equipped
with the following facilities in
rustic design
1. Multiple purpose lounge
and dance floor.
2. Unit of meeting rooms with
expandable partitions.
3. Fountain room following
out Western motif.
4. Combination recreation unit
to include billiards rooms, ping
pong area and table game fa
9. Craft and hobby shop fa
6. Television-music lounge.
7. Service facijjties such as
offices, checkroom, etc.
Fee Increase Needed
"In that fees based on esti
mated future enrollments will
not be sufficient to carry bonded
indebtedness . . ., it is necessary
that subsidization be received
from apportionment of total
Union fee income. It is possible
that revenue producing facilities
such as billiard tables will pro
vide returns which can be ap
plied to this difference."
The Ag Union building com
mittee appointed by Dean Lam
bert is headed by Jack DeWulf.
Other members are Dr. Good
ing, professor of agronomy; Dr.
L. Snyder, rural economics; Prof.
Marvel Baker, member of the
over-all University building
committee: Miss Ruth Jones,
home economics; Elaine Lsuer,
Amikitas 6-1961; Ruth Kraft,
Loomis 6-2137; Ruth Fischer,
Love Hall 6-5064; Arlen. Becm,
Alpha Gamma Rho 6-5034;
Butch La Vine, Ag Men's Social;
Rex Messersmith, Farm House
6-2436; and Roland Cooksley,
Barbs, 6-4987.
Students are encouraged to
contact committee members for
any questions or further infor
mation. Britannica Jobs .
Open to Students
Summer salaries up to $75
$125 a week have been offered
University students by the En
cyclopedia Britannica, inc., in
Kansas City.
.The 182-year-old company Is
in the process of expanding its
distributing facilities for home
reference. The duty of a summer
time representative is to show
parents one or another of the
Britannica programs the 10-
year Encyclopedia Britannica ed
ucational program or the pro
gram built around Britannica
According to W. F. Craddock,
jr., "Earnings, for those under
graduates who can qualify, will
generally reflect the chosen rep
resentatives own energy, and the
number of prospects to whom the
program is shown."
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16 BOWLING ALLEYS This is part of the entertainment program provided by th University
of Minnesota Union. Four other schools which have an enrollment the same as Nebraska's (8,000)
possess a more improved recreational set-up than does Nebraska. Ohio State, Iowa State, Colo
rado and Michigan State all own bowling alleys, in addition to billiard rooms, dance rooms and other
, improv ORients.
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ULTRA-MODERN BILLIARD ROOM This is another part of the set-up which Minnesota Uni
versity students enjoy at the Coffman Memorial Union. An addition such as this, according to
a recent Rag poll, would find favor with many Nebraska students. Rated as most essential to a
recreation expansion program by the pollees were bowling alleys and a billiard room. Students
will have an opportunity to vote on the Union ex pansion question next week in an all-University
Poll i'o DeterfniEie
Size of Ocsih ebrasfian
It's up to you.
On April 26 an al) -Univer
sity poll will determine whether
The Daily Nebraskan will con
tinue next year as a full size
Subscription to the paper !s
now 50 cents a semester and is
included . in the tuition-fee
"package" paid by all students.
The enlargement of The Daily
Nebraskan this semester has
more than doubled the cost of
Students' Choice
Students will be asked
whether they are willing to in
crease the subscription price to
$1 a semester to help meet these
costs. (
If the ifesponse is favorable,
the extra to cents will probably
be added o the regular tuition
fee and the present size paper
continued; if the poll shows that
the majority of students are
against the increase, the paper
will again be a tabloid. It's as
simple as that.
The committee on student
publications,! when organized last
fall, immediately Concerned it
self with the problem of mak
ing The Daily Nebraskan repre
sentative of all interests on the
Decision to Enlarre
The obstacle to achieving this
goal was, primarily, mechanical
in naure. The tabloid size pa
per, ihe committee felt, simply
was, too small to express news
and views of the student body.
iy . decision was made to en
large the "paper to its present
ieven-column size.
Since the enlargement of The
Daily Nebraskan, effective the
second semester of the present
school year, the committee is of
Fee Hikes for
the opinion that the paper is
serving the interests of the stu
dent body more efficiently.
Additional improvements in
the paper will be made next fall,
if sufficient funds are available.
An increase in the number of
pictures is planned, and it is
possible that wire service will
be added to bring students more
news of national affairs.
1950-51 Costs
Costs of the large size paper
for the 1950-51 school year will
be as follows, according to R. V.
Shumate, chairman of the com
mittee on student publications:
Printing and engraving for
150 issues, $27,750; salaries and
wages, $5,400; and stationery,
postage, photography, art, adver
tising discounts, telephone, tele
graph and ether costs, $1,000.
This is a total of $34,150.
Income tor the coming year
includes an estimated $15,000 in
subscriptions, at $1 a semester.
If advertising revenue remains
the same as for the current year,
an estimated $18,000, the paper
Will still experience a deficit ap
proximating $1,000,
The committee, however, has
reason to feel that advertising
revenue may be increased to per
mit the newspaper to operate
without loss. The per issue cost
of the four page tabloid size pa
per is less than half the cost of
the present size issue.
To Meet Deficit
The increased production costs
have caused an estimated loss
ot more than $4,000. This deficit
is being met by money earned
by the paper in previous, years
and deposited in the student
publication fund.
Comments from organizations
which depend chiefly upon The
Daily Nebraskan for the all-important
publicity, show that the
increased coverage is appreciat
ed. Staff members know how
hard it is even to mention the
many meetings and activities
which go on daily on a univer
sity campus when there is not
sufficient space. And adequate
coverage is impossible in a tab
loid paper.
Unifying- Force
The group of people which
gathers each year in a small
area of Lincoln may become the
University of Nebraska, in name.
But without some unifying force,
such as a strong campus news
paper, the students are never
brought close together so that
they may all that is pos
sible during t.ieir college years.
Nor do they succeed in bettering
the school to which they have
given their loyalty.
A strong newspaper crusades
for a lot of things which might
otherwise never get past the bull
session stage things which can
help both you and your Univer
sity. Whether you consider this
worth the price of 10 cokes a
semester is up to you.
IS Journalists
Publish Weeklies
Spring vacation was a busy
time' for 44 Iowa State journal
ism students who put out five
Iowa weekly newspapers total
ing 170 pages, and carrying
$8,032 worth of advertising.
The students gathered and
wrote all news and all editorials,
took all photographs, and sold
all advertising. 'f
Unions, 6Rug
Proposal uplines
digger City Union
"Nebraska next" the campaign for the IMbn addi
tion has begun.
Members of the Union expansion committee who met'
Friday afternoon decided that the drive for expansion
and the main Union as well as Ag Union construction
would be initiated Monday. Af ,er students have been
properly informed on the increased facilities and finances
involved, j, poll will be taken to decide whether the
majority ol the students is inl
An outline presenting infor
mation and proposals considered
by the Union board of managers
will be published by The Daily
Nebraskan this week in order to
fully acquaint each student with
the situation.
Shortly before the end of the
first semester this year, students
organized a committee to inves
tigate the possibilities of obtain
ing a Union addition or expan
sion. It was stated that a Uni
versity the size of Nebraska
should have a better equipped
Other College Unions
The committee later got plans
underway to procure informa
tion by asking other colleges to
send some information about
their Unions in regard to facili
ties, already in use and also
those to be added.
Then about three weeks ago,
the student committee began to
promote more interest in. the
program by displaying a photo
graphic exhibit showing other
representative Unions and also a
large poster citing Union facili
ties other Universities have
which NU lacks.
After student opinion was
stirred by this display, The
Daily Nebraskan conducted a
poll in . an attempt to find
whether students would favor
and addition and still bo willing
to pay a $3 increase which would
be included in semester regis
tration fees. The answer was
noticeably "yes" in both cases.
Recent Poll
A convincing 98.5 percent of
the 200 students polled were in
favor of an addition while 137
voted affirmative for tne in
crease. A list ; facilities considered
definitely -ntial by tho board
if the city campus Union is to
operate effectively include three
separate categories: Recreational,
cultural, and service.
Included among the recreation
facilities are bowling alleys, a
properly equipped billiard room,
a ping pong room with no less
than eight tables, a game room
possibly combined with a tro
phy display room and a recrea
tion room for social dancing and
limited refreshment service.
Later editions of The Daily
Nebraska will provide more ex
act information concerning the
details of the proposed enter
tainment improvements.
Other Additions
Among the cultural addition
proposals was included an in
formal recital reception room.
This would make it possible for
piano and instrumental recitals,
broadcasts or coffee forums.
Wall arrangement would provide
for art displays and seating
would allow audiences of 150
Service facilities considered
include improvements for (1)
fountain service, (2) multiple
purpose conference dining rooms,
(3) student organization offices
and file room, (4) suitable offir
ces and service area for Union
activities, (5) a commuters lunch
room, (6) craft and hobby shop,
(7) television-audio lounge, (8)
ticket and sales booth, (9) au
xiliary checkstand facilities.
Fee Increase
The expansion committee sees
a $3 increase necessary to allow
for sufficient expansion of the
city Union and provided more
dequate facilities on the Ag
campus and still continue a de
sirable status of operations in
view of recent enrollment de
creases. Nebraska's fee has never been
increased or, according to the
expansion committee, never ad
justed to conform to increased
operating cost. The present fee
is outmoded especially when it
is compared with those fees of
other Unions..
Ag Econ Majors
Plan Organization
An organizational meeting of
the Agricultural economics club
will be held April 18 in the Ag
Union from 7 to 9 p.m. All un
dergraduates and graduates in
terested in majoring in ag eco
nomics have been invited to at
tend the meeting.
The first part of the Tuesday
meeting 'will be used to adopt
the proposed constitution, and to
elect officers to serve for the
remainder of this semester.
Lynn Cox, manager of the
farm department of the First
Trust company, will discuss the
role ..of terjn management in ag
economics, the job possibilities
in the field. A question and an
swer period will follow his
To Address
Ag Convo
Governor Val Peterson will be
the speaker before an Ag stu
dent and faculty convocation
Tuesday noon at the Ag Union.
The talk will be at 12:45.
Classes will not be dismissed
for the convocation, according
address students and members
of the faculty at a 12:45 p. m.
talk Tuesday at the Ag Union.
The governor will speak on the
topic, "Government in a Mod
ern Society."
to Jack Wilson, Ag Union con
vocation chairman.
The governor, who received
an MA degree with a major 'n
government from the University
in the late 1920's, later did fur
ther graduate work in the field
of government.
Fourth Convo
Fourth in series, the convo is
entitled "Government in a
Modern Society." Previous con
vos were aimed at acquainting
students with current Missouri
Basin development plans.
Governor Peterson is a per
sistent advocate of debt-free,
pay-as-you-go government in
Nebraska, and has been a leader
in the program for maximum
development of land and water
resources in the Missouri Valley
He now serves as chairman of
the Missouri River State com
mittee, representing ten mid
continent states, and is a mem
ber of the Missouri Basin Inter
Agency Committee.
Currently, the governor is re
ceiving wide publicity with re
gard to his proposed Nebraska
highway improvement plan.
Filings to Open
Monday at Ag
For S Boards
Filings for Ag Exec board.
Farmers Fair board and Coll
Agri Fun board will open Mon
day, April 17 and close Friday,
April 21. Applications will be re
ceived in 202 Ag hall from
a. m. to 5 p. m. dally.
The Ag Exec board is the gov
erning body on the Ag campus.
The sponsors general Ag campus
activities and the annual Farm
ers Formal. Robert Raun is the
present head.
Six positions, including on
man and one woman from
of the freshman, sophomore and
junior classes are to be filled.
Fair Board
The Fanners Fair board plana
the annual Farmers Fair, which
will be held this year on April
28 and 29. The 1949-50 manager
is Don KnebeL Three men and
three women from the Junior
class will be elected.
The Coll-Agri -Fun board, cur
rently headed by Jack Wilson,
is responsible for the annual
Cojl-Agri-Fun show held each
fall. One man and one woman
from the freshman, sophomore
and junior . classes will be
elected. '
Each candidate for office must
huve a 4.5 average and must
have carried 12 hours during the
current and previous semptcr.
The Ag spring elections will b
held May 3.
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