The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 07, 1950, Image 1

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    Only Daily Publication
for Sludentt At 'I lie
Vnivertity of Nehrutka
The Weather
Partly cloudy with Mat
tered light showers and cool
er. Vol 50 No. 139.
Sunday, May 7, 1950
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When the traditional
society was completed on
been added to the list or outstanding Nebraska coeds
Nancy Porter was the
women's honorary activity
of the 185U-D1 lilack Masque
A Junior from Omaha, Miss
Porter is a student in Arts and
Science college, vice president of
Builders, managing editor of the
Cornhusker. Coed Counselor, ed
itor of the Calendar for Build
crs. member of Alpha Lambda
Delta, freshman scholastic hon
orary; member of Alpha Epsilon
Rho, radio honorary and a mem
ber of Kappa Alpha Theta.
Marilyn Campfleld was the
second new member tp be tapped
by the retiring members as vice
president of society, an eis presi
dent of Coed Counselors; Corn'
husker staff section editor; As
sociated Women Students mem
ber: editor of "NU" and "U;'
member of Theta Sigma Phi and
Kappa Tau Alpha, journalism
honorarles: and a member of
Delta Delta Delta.
Chosen to keep the records for
the coming year was Dorothy
Bowman of Albion. The College
of Agriculture junior la presi'
dent of Ag YWCA, member of
Home Economics club council;
member of Phi Upsilon Omicron.
home ec honorary; and a mem
ber of Ag Interdenominational
Fellowship. .
Treasurer Janet Carr of Lin
coin is vice president of Tassels,
member of the Coed Counselor
board, member of Student Coun'
cil and a Student Council mem'
ber. She is the 1950 Typical Ne
braska Coed; on the Teachers
college advisory board, a mem'
ber of Towne club and a Coed
Holding the position of histor
ian' is Virginia uunin or un
coin. Miss Guhm is vice presi
dent of Associated Women Stu
dents, a member of Student
Council, member of th? YWCA
cabinet and a Coed counselor,
She was also a chairman of the
1950 AWS Coed Follies show and
is a member of Alpha Chi Om
Other member of the Mortar
Board are:
Susan Reed, Deshler Is assist
ant editor of The Daily Nebras
kan, past Tassel publicity chair
man. member of UNESCO steer
ing committee, Cornhusker and a
member of Kappa Tau Alpha
and Theta Sigma Chi. She is a
member of Kappa Kappa Gam
ma. Vice president of Coed Coun
selors is Jean Fenster of York,
Her ether activities include Tas
sels, Ag editor of The Daily Ne-
braskan. Home Economics editor
of the Cornhusker Countryman;
Farmer's Fair Board, Red Cross
college unit and Theta Sigma
Chi. She is a member of Sigma
Kappa sorority.
Sally Holmes, president of As
sociated Women Students, from
Kearney, is also panel editor of
the Cornhusker, secretary o the
Builders, member of Theta Sig
ma Phi and a member of Kappa
Alpha Theta sorority.
Shirley Allen, of Tecumseh- Is
president of Tassels, correspond
ing secretary of Student Council,
a Coed Counselor, 1949 Pep
Queen, member of Junior Class
Students Show
Science Works
At Wesleyan
Eight University students from
the departments of biology and
physical sciences participated in
the Nebraska Academy of Sci
ences meetings which were he
. Friday and Saturday at WesVey
an university.
The eight are: Dale Flower
day, Kenneth F itch, Norma
Spomer- Howard Zeller, Ray
Kelsey, . Robert Casari, Dan
Jones and Robert Truxell.
Also presenting papers on the
developments in their particular
fields were 72 University profes
sors and Instructors.
Dr. Charles Hunt, nationally
known chief of the general geo
ology branch. U.- S. Geological
Survey, was the main speaker at
the annual banquet which was
held Friday evening.
- Scientists from all colleges and
universities in Nebraska attend
ed the meetings.
Miss Spomer's work was with
variaJon in blood hemoglobin;
Kelsey's with application of
aerial photography in engineer
ing; Truxell's ancient reefs of
Guadalupe Mountains in New
Mexico; and Casari's with the
formation of. general - shock
Jones presented his paper to
the Academy concerning the
failure of columns; Zeller told of
the growth of Nebraska fishes;
Flowerday, of the effect of or
ganic matter content on the wa
ter stability of Nebraskan wind
deposited soils; and Fitch of the
herbarium and the study of bot
any. Representing the University
department of mathematics at
the convention were faculty
members Edwin Half ar, Oliver
Collins, Stanley Burnett- H. M.
Cox, Miss Marion Clark. W. G.
Iieavitt and W. T. Lenser
oards Pick
masking of the Mortar Board
Ivy Day, 16 new members had
first to be masked by the senior
society, making her president
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Graduating ceremonies for the
wives of Nebraska graduating
seniors will be held complete
with cap and gown at a meet-
ing of the University of Ne
braska Dames, May 11 at 8 p.m.
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1950 MAY COURT Watching
man, and her court. They are (1. to r.) Mary Hubka, Elizabeth Gass, Eleanor Erickson, Jo Lisher, A.
J Smith, Sue Bjorklund, Mary Helen Mallory, maid of honor, Miss Nutzman, Cay Worcester, Ginny
Koch, Kathy Schreiber, Sharon Fritzler, Bev Smith and Barbara Best. Preceded by the court, Miss
Nutzman ascended the throne at the beginning of the Ivy Day festivities.
Court Ushers Oueen
n Royal Procession
Between two. chains of ivy,
following a court clad in white,
Jan Nutzman . ascended the
throne to reign as May Queen of
the 49th Ivy Day festivities.
Wearing a flowing gown of sil
ver lame trimmed with rhine
stones, sequins and pearls, the
new royalty was crowned by her
maid of honor, Mary Helen Mal
lory. The two. who were chosen for
thehonor . by- -a o;et vote of
University junior and senior
women, were preceded by a 12
member court all wearing for
mals of white. The six junior
and senior attendants carried
bouquets of red gladioluses.
Queen's Activities.
Miss Nutzman is a senior in
the College of Arts and Sciences
and has majored in history and
sociology. She is a member of
Mortar Board and has served
with Coed Counselors, the Re
ligious Welfare council and
WAA. She is on the Builders
board and is a former president
of the YW. The queen is a
member of Alpha Omicron Pi.
Miss Mallory, an Arts and Sci
ences student, is a member of
Mortar Board and was chairman
of the AUF drive. The maid of
honor has been a member of
Coed Counselors and Tassels.
She is affiliated with Kappa
Alpha Theta.
Senior attendants were Cath
erine Worcester and Sue Bjork
lund. Junior attendant hunors
were awarded to Alice Jo Smith,
Jo Lisher, Kathy Schreiber and
Virginia Koch.
In the sophomore class Eleanor
Erickson and Sharon Fritzler
were attendants, and freshmen
were Bev Smith and Elizabeth
Gass. Pages were Mary Hubka,
sophomore, and Barbara Best,
Miss -Hubka is a student in
Arts and Sciences and is a mem
ber of the Coed Counselor board
and district representative of the
YW. She is a member of Delta
Miss Best is a freshman in
Teachers college and is treasurer
of AWS. She is a member of
YW and a worker in Red Cross
The first honorary Innocent to
be tapped since 1946 when Chan
cellor R. G. Gustavson received
the honor is Don A. Lentz.
Lentz, director of the Univer
sity bands and conductor of in
strumental music, was semi-
tackled by the officers of the
1949 Innocent Society.
The new honorary Innocent is
known among midwestern music
educators as a teacher, artist and
authority. He was selected for
membership by two alumni Inno
cents Fntz Daly, secretary of
the University Alumni associa
tion, and Col. C. J. Frankforter
of the chemistry faculty, Lentz
was named a member of the so
ciety for his development of out
standing bands and for his inter
est in students.
Lentz is the author of a well-
known work on the teaching of
tne Dassoon and has composed
and arranged several band selec
tions. In addition to his writing
and composing, the new Innocent
is a flute player.
As an artist he played flute in
several of the leading symphon
ies, including the New York Sym
phony and the Walter Damrisch
orchestra in New York. He has
studied with Georges Barrere of
the ceremonies of the annual Ivy
and the Cornhusker. She is a
member of Kappa Delta.
The position of president of
Love hall belongs to Miss Gass.
She is also on the Coed Coun
selor and AWS boards and is a
member of Kappa Alpha Theta.
Builders Editor.
As editor of Scarlet and
Cream, Bev Smith is also on the
Builders board. She is an Ag
student, a worker on the Corn
husker and a member of Alpha
Omicron Pi.
Miss Erickson, an Ag student,
is editor of the Cornhusker
Countryman and a member of
YW. She belongs to the Home Ec
club and Phi Upsilon Omicron,
home economics honorary.
A Teachers' college major.
Miss Fritzler is on the AWS
board and the YW cabinet. She
is also in the University Theatre.
Miss Lisher, an Arts and Sci
ences junior, is a former Tassel
and cheerleader. She is director
of AUF and has been a member
of the rally committee. She is
the assistant layout editor of the
Teachers Junior.
A member of Alpha Chi Ome
ga, Miss Schreiber is a Teachers
college major. She is vice presi
dent of YW and a Coed Counsel
or. She is also on a Union com
mittee. Alice Jo Smith, a member of
Gamma Phi Beta, is secretary of
YW and a member of the Stu
dent Council. She is also on the
AWS board, a member of Coed
Counselors and the Religious
Welfare council. She is a student
in Teachers' college.
The office of WAA president
is filled by Miss Koch. She is
also on the AUF Advisory board
and former editor of First
Glance, She is a member of
Kappa Alpha Theta.
Ag Coed.
Miss Bjorklund, an Ag student,
is a Tassel and a member of Sig
ma Kappa. She was recently
named the 1950 Goddess of Agri
culture. She is also a member of
the Ag Exec board, the Home Ec
club and Phi Upsilon Omicron.
Miss Worcester is a member of
Delta Gamma and a student in
Teachers' college. She is a Coed
Counselor and a member of Tas
Coiii-fejy Lincoln Journal
Don Lentz, director of the
Cornhusker ROTC marching
and symphonic bands, since
1937, was the first Innocent
tapped at Ivy Day ceremonies.
New York City, and Vladimir
Bakaleinimotf, musical director
of the Metro Goldwvn Mavor
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Day are the Mav Oueen. Jan Nutz.
sels. She is on the YW cabinet
and a member of Pi Lambda
Ivy Chain.
Leaders of the Ivy chain, com
posed entirely of senior women
were: Marjorie Wilburn, Jean
Blaha, Lois Erickson, Donna Lu
Johnson, Wanda Cochran and
Liz Schneider.
Junior women leading the
Daisy chain were: Audrey Flood,
Mary Frances Johnson, Jan
Lindquist, Jean Fenster, Jane
Linn, Peggy Judd, Jeanne Wie
lage and Phyl Campbell.
Ring bearer in the court was
fiv?-year-old Johnny Hill. Flow
er girls were Gaybelle Groth,
four, and Leslie Johnson, three.
Mothers of all three children are
former members of Mortar
Ivy sprigs we're planted be
neath the traditional tree by the
junior and senior class presi
dents, Herb Reese and Bill Muel
ler. Theta Sig Tabs
Eight Coeds
Eight journalism coeds were
pledged to Theta Sigma Phi May
6 in the traditional Ivy day tap
ping ceremonies.
Active members of the hon
orary professional group visited
the houses of the new pledges at
6:30 Saturday morning and in
vited them to breakfast at Ellen
Smith hall. Following the break
fast, a short pledging ceremony
took place.
Those coeds asked to become
new Theta Sigs are: Nancy Ben
jamin, Adele Cramer, Jean Fen
ster, Bev Larsen, Jean Loomis,
Beth Randel, Juanita Rediger,
and Margery Van Pelt.
During the year, Theta Sigma
Phi helps sponsor the Nebraska
State High School Press confer
ence, and various journalism
speakers. This year, members
covered the model United Na
tions conference, and printed a
report of the meetings.
Newly elected officers of the
organizations are: Barbara
Schlecht, president; Mary Lou
Luther, vice president; and Jean
Becker, secretary-treasurer.
studio in Hollywood.
Lentz joined the University
faculty in 1937. He came to the
campus from Vermillion, S. D.,
where he directed instrumental
music in the public schools.
One of his prime jobs at the
University is the direction of the
Cornhusker ROTC band, one of
the recognized marching bands
in the midwest.
About twice a week Lentz
visits some high schools through
out the state to advise, help with
direction or serve as a guest con
ductor. In addition to his musical ac-.
tivity, Lentz pursues an unusual
hobby.' He raises palamino riding
horses. ,
During, the half time periods in
the football games last fall, the
mustachioed maestro combined
the abilities of a symphony di
rector and an Ail-American half
back. One of the pew features of the
band last fall was the playing of
the "Star Spangled Banner" be
fore the game. Half the band was
placed facing each stadium so
that both sides could get the full
effect of the music.
Between the halves also, Lentz
directed his band into varying
formations appropriate to the
particular game. "
Thirteen Junior Men
Tapped by Innocents
Thirteen outstanding junior men were "tapped" jnera
bers and one faculty member made an honorary member
of the Innocents Society, University senior men's honor
ary society, Saturday afternoon.
The tapping climaxed the 49th observance of Ivy Day,
one of the oldest University traditions.
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Alpha Xis,
Phi Gams Cop
Ivy Sing Firsts
Victory in the Ivy Day sing
competition went to Alpha Xi
Delta and Phi Gamma Delta.
Singing their own arrangement
of "Love's Treasure," their new
sweetheart song, the Alphia Xi
delegation, directed by Jean
Leisy, walked off with the top
honor in the sorority sing. The
singing sailors of Phi Gamma
Delta, directed by Jerry Solo
mon, won first place in the fra
ternity sing.
Second place in the sorority
sing went to Alpha Phi. Directed
try Catherine Elliott the Phi's
sang their sweetheart song.
Kappa Alpha Theta's rendi
tion of "All The Things You
Ane" received third place. The
girls were directed by Sue Kent.
The Delta Upsilon chorus, di
rected by Robert Johnson, won
second place honors. The group
sang a spiritual, "God's Son Has
Made Me Free." They were clad
in white choir robes.
. "Forest Invocation" was the
selection which led the Sigma
Chi's to a third place win.
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The faculty member Is Pro
fessor Donald Lentz, conductor
of the University ROTC band,
who was presented to tha In
nocents by two alumni of th
society Fritz Daly, secretary of
the University Alumni associa
tion, and Col. C. J. Frankforter.
member of the Chemistry fac
ulty. Lentz was named member of
the society in the words of
Master of Ceremonies George
Abbott "for his development of
outstanding bands and for his In
terest and invaluable assistance
to the student body and the Uni
versity of Nebraska."
First of the 1950-81 Innocents
to be tackled was Robert I
Raun, new president of the so
ciety, who was tapped by th
retiring president Merle Stalder.
Raun, Junior from Minden, is
president of Alpha Gamma Rho,
president of the Ag-Exeo board,
president of Block and Bridle,
treasurer of the Student Council,
member of Kosmet Klub, Alpha
Zeta, Trl-k, Varsity Dairy club,
Interfraternity Council, YMCA
and the Junior Livestock Judg
ing team.
Herbert E. Reese, Omaha, wat
next tapped vice president Reese,
who was tackled by Leo Geier,
is president of the junior class,
member of the varsity football
and wrestling teams, N Club,
Student Council and Student
Union Board of Managers. He is
also chairman of the Junior Class
council and a member of Beta
Theta Pi.
New secretary of the society Is
Richard V. Kuska, of Omaha,
who was tapped by Fritz Simp
son. Kuska is vice president of
Corn Cobs, photography editor
of the 1950 Cornhusker, chair
man of the Junior Ak-Sar-Ben
ball, member cf the University
Builders Board, Block and Bridle,
Junior Class council and the Uni
versity 4-H. He is a member of
Phi Kappa Psi.
Next in line to be tackled was
Theodore Randolph, Lincoln, who
is the new treasurer. However,
since Randolph was participat-
Innocents Cup
Awarded to
Farm House
Farm House walked off with
the Innocents Activity-Scholar
ship Achievement trophy at the
Ivy Day ceremonies Saturday.
The presentation of the award
was made by Merle Stalder, the
1949-50 president of the Inno
cents society.
Farm House was followed by
Zeta Beta Tau in second place.
and Phi Kappa Psi taking third.
The winning fraternity was
highest in points earned an a
basis of scholarship and activi
ties. Accepting the trophy for
Farm House was Darrell Heiss.
Said Stalder in making the
presentation: "The Innocents So
ciety makes this award annually
to the fraternities on campus to
encourage overall good scholar
ship and activities among the
Accepting the second place
trophy for Zeta Beta Tau was
Bob Baker. Charles Oldfather
represented Phi Kappa Psi in ac
cepting the third place award.
University-Wide Plan
The three fraternities won
their awards on a University
wide basis the system which was
inaugurated last year. Fraterni
ties on both campues competed
In the same division as against
the plan of two years ago, when
an ag campus fraternity award
was made and also a city cam
pus award was presented.
The Farm House members ad
vanced from a third place posi
tion of last year to first place
this year. Winners of the pres
entation last year were Phi Kap
pa Psi, first place; Alpha Tau :
Omega, second place; and Farm
House, third place.
The winners were judged on a
point system. Points were gar
nered by a house on a basis of
individual activities of members,
such as activity points for mem
bers in organizations and officers
of those organizations, and group
activities such as the house dec
oration contest each fall during
Homecoming, Kosmet Klub show
contest each fall at the Kosmet
Klub, fall review, and the ivy
Day sings each year in May.
The scholarship reauirement
for the trophy is figured on the
winning house's relation to the
top ten houses in the University
fraternity average. Men on the
honor roll from each house re
ceive extra points for their
Last year's average for mem
bers of Farm House was 6.7. The
unofficial average for the house
for 19 19-50 is about the same.
Stalder made the 1950 Dresen-
tation following the fraternity
sing contest He announced the
third place winners first, second
place next, and the winning fra
ternity, Farm House, wc wrc
sented last, '