The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 23, 1950, Page PAGE 4, Image 4

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Know Your College .
Colleges to RealizeTwoDreams
Sunday, April 23, J 950
(This Is the tenth in a series
of articles about the various
" schools, colleges and depart
ments within the University. In
these articles; The Daily Ne-
braskan is attempting to present
the dream," or plans lor ex
pansion, either of facilities or of
More instructors for mathe
matics courses and new quarters
for astronomy equipment
When these two "dreams" are
realized next year, the Mathe
matics and astronomy depart
ments will be well equipped, ac
cording to M. A. Basoco, chair
man of the department
The department has plans to
get three new instructors for
math courses next year. This
will enable the addition of new
courses representing new ad
vances in mathematical theory.
Astronomy facilities will be
moved to Ferguson halL upon its
completion some time this year.
One lecture room and one lab
room will be available to as
tronomy students, as well as
space on the roof of the building
for telescopes.
Mathematics and astronomy
were combined into one depart
ment in 1933. Mathematics has
been taught since the founding
of the University in 1871, while
astronomy instruction was be
gun toward the end of the last
The math instruction serves
mainly as background for other
courses, although there are stu
dents majoring in the subject
On the other hand, astronomy
courses are taken mainly to give
the student some knowledge of
neavewy phenomena.
The mathematics department
has recently revised its gradu
ate program to bring it up with
the latest advances in research.
Courses in operational calculus,
designed for engineers and phy
sics students, topology, which
contains the fundamental no
tions of modern math; and ma
trix and tensor calculus, a study
of the techniques which under
lie recent physical theories,
have recently been added to the
Basoco said that he hopes to
be able to add other courses at
some future date. He would like
to offer an introduction to math
ematics course, which would
emphasize the cultural aspects of
history of the subject Basoco
would also like to offer addi
tional courses in mathematical
statistics, as well as a mathe
matical methods in engineering
Statistics Lab
One of the additions to the de
partment when it moved to Bur
nett hall, was a mathematical
statistics laboratory, which con-
tarns 13 computing machines as
well as the figures used in
geometry classes.
Jobs available to math majors
are mainly in two fields, teach
ing and industrial research.
Many of the jobs in research re
quire graduate training. The
Atomic Energy Commission and
the office of Naval Research
have some openings for qualified
If mathematics is coupled with
physics or engineering, many
lob fields are open. There are
still many unfilled positions as
a result of the shortage of help
during the war.
Calculus Required
All engineering college stu
dents have to take courses in
math which will take them at
least through calnilus, the fourth
semester math. Two courses are
offered for business administra
tion students. These are mathe
matics in business courses.
The Master of Arts, Master of
Science and the Doctor of Phil
osophy degrees are offered in
graduate work. During the past
20 years, 60 masters and six doc
tor's degrees have been granted
tnrough the department
The mathematics department
is located on the second floor of
Burnett halL The present de
partment includes 14 full time
instructors and six gradaute
assistants. About 1700 students
are taking math courses this se
mester. t
Pi Mu Epsilon is the math
honorary. Students who have a
7.5 average in math subjects
tnrougn calculus may be recom
mended for the society by their
Work in astronomy courses
will be greatly facilitated by the
new quarters in Ferguson hall.
More space will be available for
equipment as well as the roof
space specially designed for use
of the 12 -inch telescope, which
has not been used for several
The telescope is at present lo
cated on the Agricultural college
campus in the dome. It has not
been used for several years be
cause of the breakdown of the
rotating dome. In anticipation of
the move to Ferguson hall, the
mirror for the telescope has re
cently been coated with chrom-
aluminum, , , . .
The space on the roof is en
closed by a seven-foot wall,
which will shut out the lights
of the city and thus facilitate
work with the telescope. Space
Beef Production Speed Up
Plans Outlined to Feeders
The production of beef is not
keeping pace with the increase
in the U.S. population and re
search is being stepped up in an
attempt to rectify the situation.
So spoke Dr. R. T. Clark,
Denver, co-ordinatcr of beef
breeding research for the U.S.
department of agriculture, at
Nebraska's annual feeders' day
here Friday.
In 1900, Dr. Clark said, there
were 59,000,000 beef cattle for
the 76,000,000 people. Now there
ere more than 150,000,000 peo
ple ana only 80,000,000 beef ani
mals in the country.
ine expert outunea the re
gional beef breeding research
project set up in 1946, calling it
the largest program ever
planned to date to propogate
and improve a farm animal.
There are three regions for the
national project north central,
western and southern.
Dr. Leslie Johnson, stationed
at tne university, is co-ordina-
tor for the north central region's
patr of the project
Dr. Clark reported that sev
eral former military establish
ments have now been set up to
advance the project in all sec
tions of the country. The one at
Fort Robinson is an example,
It is jointly supervised by the
University and the USDA. In
addition. Dr. Clark said, several
private breeders have loaned
their facilities for the project
The national project, he said,
Is being helped by the several
breed associations in the coun
try. The American Hereford as
sociation, be added, is helpirv
with finances.
iiesearca that has been ac
complished In the past, he said,
shows clearly that many more
accomplishments are coming
faster with the more enlightened
methods of investigation now
Improve Strains.
Principal objectives, he said,
are to Improve and propogate
useful strains within present
Fair? Dance...
(Continued from Page 1.)
the list The girl receiving the
highest number of votes will
be Goddess and the four next
high will be her attendants.
Rex Crom Is in charge of dec
orations for the dance. Ticket
are being handled by Joyce
JJhaner and Mary Gieseker. Mar
cia Adams is in charge of the
Home Ec club presentation of
the royalty. General chairman of
the dance is Sue Bjorklund.
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breeds, and in some areas, par
ticularly in the south, to devel
op better crosses of breeds; and
to develop types of cattle
adapted to specific areas.
Efforts toward the latter ob
jective have been fruitful in a
short time, he said. Researchers,
also, he added, are going to in
vestigate more the size and type
relationships within breeds to
clear up confusion. "Breeders,"
he said, "sometimes wonder if
their program is properly
oriented toward obtaining their
Wives Attend.
Wive of farmers attending
feeders' day went to an educa
tional program along with en
tertainment by organized cam
pus groups.
The educational program fea
tured demonstrations on the use
of lard in cooking by Dr. Jose
phine Brooks, associate profes
sor of foods and nutrition and
a talk by Prof. Charles H.
Adams, telling what makes good
The afternoon Droeram in-
included an inspirational talk
by Mrs. C. Petrus Peterson of
Lincoln on "There is No Place
Like Nebraska." Miss Evelyn
Metzger of the home economics
department spoke on interior
designs and home decorations.
Miss Wilma Elson of an Omaha
meat packing firm demonstrated
meat cookery.
Union Adition . .
has been provided for other tel
escopes which maye be acquired
in the future.
Covers will be provided for
the telescopes during the winter
months. A system of live steam
will be available to melt the
snow'on the roof, thus allowing
use of the roof during the win
ter as well as in summer.
Astronomy classes will be held
In two rooms of the first floor
of Ferguson HalL Instruction
will be given in one room, while
the other room will hold the
various equipment.
65 In Courses
About 65 students are taking
astronomy courses at the present
time. Oliver Collins, who in
structs some of the classes, be-j
neves that more students will
take courses as soon as better
facilities are available. Students
learn the basic facts of the
movement of heavenly bodies,
sucn as stars, planets and comets,
They learn about the use of stars,
maps and globes.
One of the more specialized
courses is celestial navigation
and practical astronomy, which
Is one of Collins special inter
ests. He has written an article
for the April issue of the Journal
of the Institute of Navigation en
titled "Astrofix by Computa
tion." It concerns finding one's
position on the earth by use of
heavenly bodies.
Collins article is the result of
five years work on the subject.
The American Overseas Airline
has experimented with Collins'
findings and the paper is based
on those findings.
Equipment for astronomy work
A four inch refracting tele
scope, used for star observation;
ten smaller reflecting telescopes,
used for the same purpose: a
planisphere, made by astronomy
students, which is used to deter
mine the relative positions of the
stars and planets during the
various ? sasons; a sky projector,
which allows the projection of
star positions on a screen. A
small globe with start positions
on it is placed in this machine.
Through a special arrangement,
the globe can be rotated to ap
proximate the movements of the
Another piece of equipment is
an astronomical camera, obtained
from Yerkes Observatory. The
three inch camera is used to take
photographs of the star move
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Honors McKelvie
LEARNING HOW Students Nicolai Bernoulli. Dm Dan Rm,
Krieth listen to Prof. Chester Camp's explanation of one of the 13
computing maenmes in tne Mathematics laboratory. These ma
chines are used for the mathematical statistics classes. (Rag Photo
by Hank Lamrners.)
Union Announces Facilities
Available for Summer Use
(Continued from Page 1.)
by which a Union addition is
The question has been asked
which the committee feels should
be answered for all students. It
is: Why should we have a Union
before we have a new Temple
or other new building?
The answer lies in the simple
fact that construction for a Tem
ple building would be obtained
not through student payment but
through Nebraska tax money.
However, the only way that a
Student Union addition is pos-
own financing.
The Union is solely the stu-
dents own building. They were
the ones who gave the go-ahead
signal for a Union building to be
constructed 14 years ago. In
1936. . ,
If the fee increase is approved
by students Wednesday, it will
mean that a fund of $500,000
will be obtained which will al
low those facilities', recreational,
cultural and service, which have
been proposed, part of which are
listed in the questionnaire.
(Those facilities having the most
importance were included in the
Present facilities of the Union
are not meeting the needs of
6,000 students not to mention
8,000 students presently enrolled
at the University.
It Is also pointed out by the
committee that present Union
fees do not even allow for ade
quate operation costs which have
increased above the pre-war
Jobs Open
To Engineers
The United States Civil Serv
Ice Commission has announced
an examination for engineers to
fill positions paying from $4,
600 to $6,400 in various Federal
agencies in Washington, D. C.
and vicinity. A few positions
throughout the United States
may also be filled.
Positions covered by this ex
amination are in all branches of
engineering. To qualify for
position, applicants must have
met one of the following qualifications:
1. Have completed a 4-year
college course leading to
bachelor's degree in engineering,
2. have had four years of pro
gressive experience in technical
engineering, or
3. have had a combination of
such education and experience,
In addition, they must have
had from two to four years of
professional experience in en-
gineering. the amount depend'
ing on the salary level for which
they wish to be considered. Per
tinent graduate study may be
substituted for part of the pro
fessional experience. No written
test will be given.
"The age limits, which will be
waived for persons entitled to
veteran preference, are 13 to 62
Full information about the ex
amination, and application forms,
may be secured at most first
and second-class post offices,
from civil service regional of'
fices, or from the U. S. Civil
Service Commission, Washing-
ton 25, D. C. Applications for
this examination must be re
ceived in the Commission's
Washington office not later than
May 9, 1950.
BABW Activity
Points Due Today
Today is the deadline set by
uooii lor inaopeuaeiit women
to turn in individual points for
awards at the annual Recogni
tion Tea, which will be held
May 5.
The points may be turned in
at the BABW mail box in the
basement of the Union, or to
any board member. Coeds who
have earned 100 activity points,
as set up in the Barb activity
program will be recognized at
the tea. ;
Those who have earned the
required number of points will
receive BABW pins. A rose will
be presented to those receiving
recognition for the second year.
Nineteen people receivd indi
vidual rcognition last year.
The Achievement p 1 a que,
which is being awarded for the
first time this year, will be given
on a basis of points earned by
the house or organization, as. a
group in three fields campus
activities, iiouso improvement,
and scholarship.
The Recognition Tea will be
held in Ellen Smith hall from
5 to 6 p. m. on Friday, May 0.
Union activities along with
University recreational programs
will hit an. all time high during
the 1950 Summer Session, ac
cording to Genene Grimm, Un
ion Activities director.
The newest facility " that may
be available to "students in the
Union is a proposed course in
photography. A series of six les
sons will be held beginning Fri
day, June 16, running thru Fri
day, July 21. Classes would be
held in the Union craft shop
under the instruction of Profes
sor R. F. Morgan of the Journal
ism department. The course
would rover field trips, develop
ing, care of cameras, lighting
and effects.
Series of sports films have
been planned to show in the
Union lounge along with a num
ber of other movies which will
include "The Seventh Veil," an
English film.
Activities Open
Union activities officially be
gin Thursday, June 8, when high
school students arrive for All
State. All facilities will be open
to students until August 6.
Other facilities to be available
for student entertainment will be
square dances in the Union ball
room, features films, workshop
clinics, juke box dances, crafts.
bridge and musical concerts.
Summer session special activ
ities sponsored by the division
of physical education will in
clude Softball leagues, recrea
tional tennis, swimming for men,
golf tournaments and table ten
nis tournaments.
Most of these activities will be
available in the Physical Educa
tion building for men. However,
the table tennis tournament will
be sponsored jointly by the
Union and Physical E ducation
Handball, golf, driving cage,
shuffleboard squash, weight
training and individual condi-
Ex-Husker Gels
Oak Leaf Cluster
Capt John B. Trumble, has
been awarded the third Oak
Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
for outstanding achievement in
aerial flight while serving as a
pilot with the Berlin Airlift.
Presentation of the award was
made at Air Materiel Command
Headquarters. Dayton, Ohio.
In the citation which accom
panied the award Captain
Trumble was praised for excep
tional performance in maintain
ing precise timing under adverse
conditions while flying 100 mis
sions of the Airlift from west
ern Germany to Berlin between
May 1 and July 23. 1949.
Captain Trumble attended the
University before entering mili
tary service in June 1942. In
addition to his service in Ger
many he served in the China-Burma-India
Theater from
March to November 1945. At
present his assignment is as
command agronomist for Air
Materiel Command at Dayton,
Acacia Dancers
To Wear Leis
Guests of Acacia fraternity at
its spring formal April 29 will
receive leis flown in from Ha
waii especially for the dance.
About 40 carnation and orchid
leis have been ordered. Made in.
pink, red or white, the carnation
leis each contain some 300 blos
soms. Approximately 250 laven
der or deep purple -flower are
used in eacn orchid lei: .
Lei-making Is an occupation
all itself in Hawaii,' according to
Don Chang, Acacia member -who
made the arrangements. The
flower chains are sold in the
streets of the cities, particularly
near the waterfront when e
ship Is about to leave the island.
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Methodist Group
Naines Officers
New president of Sigma Theta
Epsilon, Methodist fraternity, is
Will Darby. Glen Carter was
elected to assist Darby in the
vice-president position at the
Tuesday, April 4, meeting.
Others elected included: Wil
ber Whitehead, pledge master;
Stan Meyers, recording secretary:
Jim Matson, corresponding sec
retary .and alumni secretary; Ken
Kritner, treasurer; John Howe,
chaplin; Frank Major, historian:
Jack Robson, doorman: Don
Walker, assistant doorman: and
Rich Satterfield. Student council
tioning apparatus will be avail
able in the Coliseum.
Family Swimming Parties
A special facility will be open
to students, faculty and their
families. Every Wednesday aft
ernoon from 4:50 to 5:50 p.m.
family swimming parties will be
held in the Coliseum swimming
pool. Swimming permits will be
available in Student Health. In
terested persons must also file
at the Coliseum.
High school students will also
take part in summer session ac
tivities. Two groups, All-State,
and Boys and Girls State, will
spend three to five weeks on the
Nebraska campus. A University
experience in music, dramatics
and art will be available for
those registering in All State.
The American Legion spon
sored Boys and Girls state will
send over 500 high schoolers to
the campus for instruction in
government and civics. s
Another group that will be on
the campus this summer will be
teachers of high schools and
grade schools for the annual
Teachers clinics. Dr. Frank Sor
enson is in charge of the 1950
Summer session.
ROTC to Give
230 Awards
jscnoiarsmps ' worm over
$150,000 are available to about
230 University sophomore men
students this spring.
The "scholarships" are the
monetary worth to be received
from the advanced course in the
Army and the Air Force Ad
vanced R O.T.C. programs.
Applications are now being re
ceived for AHvanced Course ap
plicants. Here's all you do: (1)
Go to Room 110, Military and
Naval Science building and get
application forms; (2) take the
army general classification test,
and if you score 110 points you
then (3) go before a board of
officers for an interview, and if
successful there (4) take a
physical examination.
Upon completion of the two
year course which includes a
summer camp, you become a
second lieutenant in the organ
ized reserves. However, five to
eight advanced students who
earn the designation of Dis
tinguished Military Students,
may be admitted to the Army
and Air Force with regular army
Commissions are available In
five branches of the Army ROTC
engincering, field artillery, mili
tary police, infantry and ordin
ance, and in communications or
administration-logistics in the
Air Force.
The two-year advanced courses
pay students $705, exclusive of
uniform allowances. Approxi
mately 150 openings are still
available in the Army ROTC and
80 in the Air Force ROTC.
City Campus Adds
Home Ec Course
Home Economics 191, Mar
riage and Family Relations, will
be offered on the city campus
the first semester of 1950-51.
The class which will meet at 8
a. m. Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, Will be open to men and
women of sophomore standing
or above
On the Agricultural College
campus, where the course has
been offered for the last three
semesters, men students have
made up at least fifty percent of
the enrollment -
Kenneth Gannon, assistant
professor of family regions,
who is instructor for the couarse.
states that it is similar in con
tent to Junctional courses in
marriage and family rela tinna in
the social science departments of
iowa state, Michigan State. Cor
nell and other universities. ;
Enrollment will be limited to
forty students for each section.
Miss Fedde Plans
Home Ec Tea
Seniors and graduate students
of the home economics depart
ment will be honored Saturday
at the home of Miss Margaret
Fedde, chairman of the depart
ment. JMiss Fedde will be hostess to
?25ytTli!? uests't her home,
38i8u Dudley. from 3 to 5 p.m.
r it,?, 13 given annually- by
Miss Fedde. Due tn
nation recently thla -mm v-. u
last year she will give the tea
as head of the department i
Four students were honored
svjHav tvoninf at a dinner -spon
sored by the Nebraska chapter of
national Block and Bridie ciuo
following the annual leeaers
day program at the college of ag
Robert Beck of Fremont, Ag
college junior and vice president
of the Nebraska club, was
awarded the ton orize for being
hich winner of the senior flivi
sion of the recent University
livestock iudcine contest. He
was awarded an Elgin watch.
The national Block and Bridie
club's gold medal went to Robert
Raun, junior, president ot tne
Nebraska chapter, for winning
second place in the contest. A
silver medal from the national
oreanization went to Robert
Watson, freshman, for winning
hieh nlace in the junior division
of the livestock judging contest,
McKelvIe Honored.
Samuel R. McKelvie of Valen
tine, prominent Nebraska cattle
breeder, publisher and former
s ate governor, was also honored
Friday night for his contnoution
to rfudwestern agriculture.
Those who naid tribute to Mr,
McKelvie included Col. Art
Thompson of Lincoln, who dis
cussed the rancher s contribution
to Nebraska agriculture through
publication of the Nebraska
Farmer; John Vanier, owner of
the C. K. Ranch at Brookvale,
Kas., who told of Mr. McKelvie's
contributions to the Hereford
breed of cattle; and Thomas F.
Arnold of Valentine, who dis
cussed services Mr. McKelvie
has rendered to ranchers in the
Sand Hills area.
Lambert Outstanding.
Stanley Lambert, senior, re
ceived the national organization's
chapter merit award for being
selected the outstanding Block
and Bridle member of the Ne
braska group. This award auto
matically nominates him as can
didate for the honor of the most
outstanding Block and Bridle
member of the senior class in the
United States at the club's na
tional convention this year. He
was manager of the recent junior
Ak-Sar-Ben show.
The National Block and Bridle
gold medal showing and fitting
award went to Gary Lundeen, a
freshman, for winning the cham
pionship at the Junior A-Sar-Ben
Prime Mover.
Mr. McKelvie was termed one
Bizad Report
Shows Gain in
State Business
Norfolk and Chadron were the
two brightest spots on the Febru
ary business map of the state,
the University Business Adminis
tration college reported Friday.
Norfolk showed a gain of 22.5
per cent in general business ac
tivity in February over the same
month a year ago to lead 13 re
porting cities. Chadron had an
increase of 18.2 percent. The
state average was 7.1 percent
Other cities showing gains in
February over the same month
in 1949 were: Omaha 14.1 per
cent, Fremont 12 percent North
Platte 5.6 percent; Ssottsbluff 1.5
percent Lincoln 1.2 percent,
Fairbury 0.8 percent McCook
0.8 percent, and Hastings 0.2
percent. Columbus, Kearney and
Holdrege showed slight decreases
from a year ago. Cities not re
porting were Beatrice, Grand Is
land, and Nebraska City.
For the state as a whole bus
iness in February was 7.3 per
cent under January. Norfolk and
Kearney were the only cities re
porting February business above
the January level.
Retail sales indexes showed a
drop in February but the Uni
versity's Business Research De
partment said this was due to
the price drop only. .
of the most enthusiastic boosters
of the Nebraska Sand Hills and
the area's cattle. As a result, Mr.
Arnold said, Sand Hills cattle are
in demand everywhere. Mr. Mc
Kelvie was the prime mover, he
said, in the establishment of the
Sand Hills Cattle Producer's as
sociation. The former governor
has served as the organization's
president since it started.
The Nebraska Block and
Bridle club started honoring
prominent contributors to the
state's ariculture in 1938. First
man selected for the hoAr was
the late Samuel McKelvie of
Fairfield, the father of this year's
honoree. The Valentine rancher's
portrait was unveiled at the
ceremony. It will be placed in
the "Hall of Fame" in animal
husbandry hall at the College of
Merle Stalder, Salem, agri
cultural college senior, was
toastmaster of the evening.
To Evaluate
UN Assembly
A discussion of last month's
mock United Nations assembly
will be on the docket Tuesday
evening when students and fac
ulty members who participated
in the conference attend a con
ference evaluation meeting.
All individuals who were in
terested in the Nebraska Uni
versity Council for World Af
fairs project will meet at 8 p. m.
at Ellen Smith hall.
They will discuss what was
accomplished by the model as
sembly and offer suggestions for
the improvement of similar proj
ects which may be held next
year. They also will bring up
ideas in the way of other
NUCWA activities for the 1950
'51 school year.
These suggestions will be car
ried to a mass meeting of
NUCWA members the following
Thursday. This follow-up meet
ing will take place at 7:30 p. m.
in Parlor A of the Union.
Other Business
Other business at the Thurs
day meeting will include sug
gestions -for amendments to the
NUCWA constitution and nom
ination of officers for the com
ing year. Bill Edmondson has
acted as president of the world
affairs group this year. Elec
tions will be held a week later.
The Tuesday night meeting
concerns the mock assembly
which was planned in imitation
of the actual United Nations
general assembly. Other proj
ects which were held in connec
tion with the March conference
were the International Friend
ship dinner, the University The
atre's presentation of "Home of
the Lrave" and the law school's
mock World Court
Various campus houses and
organizations represented United
Nations members and sent dele
gates to the conference. The
representatives took up four in
ternational issues, in addition to
electing non-permanent mem
bers of the Security Council,
eot W.ROu sl?dStS ow.i thet
TION will employ several alert,
mature students with good per
sonality for summer work. This
is a dignified sales activity rep
resenting the oldest, largest,
and best known firm in the
educational field. Applicants ac
cepted will work by appoint
ment only. Earnings $75.00 to
$125.00 and more per week on
an advanced percentage basis
Write Mr. W. F. Craddock, Jr.,
1006 Grand Ave., Kansas City,
Missouri Giving- qualifications ;
school and home address.
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