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Whenever There' s a Mailbox .
Extension Division Boasts
Widespread Proxy Classes
BY TOM RISCHE
"Wherever there is a mailbox,
the University can have a class
That, in 'he Words of Chan
cellor R. G. Gustavson, is the
aim of the University's Exten
sion division. The division has
charge of evening classes and all
People enrolled in the exten
sion courses include University
students, teachers taking addi
tional credit courses, and work
in people, as well as students in
other colleges and universities
who wish t6 take courses not
offered there. ,
For instances, a student whose
application had been accepted
for the Veterinary school at Kan
sas university di5covered that he
lacked three hours required for
entrance there. He was able,
through the extension division to
take the course that he needed.
When a student enrolls in an
extension course, he receives a
syllabus, lesson materials and di
rections for study. He has to buy
his books, although the Univer
sity has a lending library- which
it is attempting to expand.
As the student does his les
sons, he mails them to the ex
tension division, which in turn
forwards them to the instructor.
The instructor checks the papers
em returns them with sugges
tions. Each lesson receives indi
To take tests, students are re-qui-ed
either to come to the
extension office for supervision,
An Ag college student, Eugene
E. Robinson, has been selected
fcling with nine other top sopho
mores in the United States to
compete for a junior-senior
sr olarship, offered by the Sears
R ebuck national foundation. It
is awarded every year to an out
standing sophomore student.
Robinson has the best scholastic
re Drd of the group of Ag college
fiz 'mien who won Sears-Roe-b"
'k scholarships at the Univer
si. ' last yeai?
- "is "record was compared with
tl: ; records of the Vest of similar
g'.Dups in each of the other 47
)r id grant colleges. Of this top
43, each spring ten are chosen
to compete for the scholarship
covering the junior and senior
Torty-two freshmen were
av arded scholarships at a ban
quet sponsored by the foundation
Wednesday night. The students
Were chosen for top scholastic
standing by two University com
mittees. Scholarship Winners
Agriculture freshmen receiving
scholarships are: Richard Amack,
Carl Brasee, Gordon Busboom,
Ls'.and George, Paul Kruger,
EKrm Perry, John Young, Arthur
Becker, Douglas Braunsroth, Gene
Brost, David Fitz, Eugene Glock,
Bernard Johnson, Robert Kac
marck, Dwayne Krabel, Donald
Leising, Richard Leitschuck,
Daan Linscott, Oren Rawlings,
Jerry Stone, Robert Viehmeyer,
Carroll Christensen, Richard
Monson- and Arthur Morris.
Home economics freshmen re
ceding scholarships are: May
Gmore, Doris Kendle, Marilyn
Minke, Lois Robinson, Joyce
Schroeder, Priscilla Tellman,
Janice Bate, Ramona Laun,
Shirley Lumbard, Bonnie Weakly,
Janice Blessing, Marilyn Cook,
Georgia Tivey, Mary Ann
Wagner, Donna Tinkham, Joan
Follmer, Joan Meyer and
Zoologist To Talk
Dr. H. J. Van Cleave, pro
fessor of zoology at the Univer
sity of Illinois, will address o
convocation for parisitology and
soology students at 4 p.m., Mon
day, May J5, in Bessey Hall au
ditorium. H? will discuss "Host Rela
tionships in the Acanthocephala."
Sufficient background will be
given bo that anyone acquainted
with general zoology could ap
. Dr. Van Cleave has bee" presi
dent of the American Micro
scopical society, the American
Society of Zoologists and the
American Society of Parasitolo
gists. He is a leading authority on
the phylum Acanthocephala, a
group of parasitic worms.
Anyone who is Interested in
the subject is Invited to attend.
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or to take the test under the
supervision of some extension
The fiwrt examination is filed
in the extension offices, although
the student receives criticisms of
the work along with his grade.
Credits are automatically
transferred to the University, or,
upon request of the student, to
some other college or university
2,000 Students f
At present, there are about
2,000 students actively taking
extension courses. Thirty-on
departments offer 122 courses o
Some of the fnost popular ex-i
tetnsion courses offered are:
English, h i s t o r y mathematics,
physiology, economics, elemen
tary education, and history and
principles of education.
A number of students take ex
tension courses as a refresher for
future studies. Many teachers are
included in this category.
There is an increasing demand
for psychology, short story and
agriculture courses, according to
Miss Evelyn Splicbal, extension
Evening courses are designed
for people who cannot take Uni
versity work for one reason or,
another. Many business people
attend classes to broaden their
knowledge or to learn about hob
bies. Most Popular Courses
Fine arts, psychology, and
Business Concerns Announce
Job Openings for Seniors
Job opportunities for graduat
ing seniors have been announced
by the University's occupational
According to T. J. Thompson,
chairman of the committee, cor
respondence has been received
from business concerns, corpora
tions, industries and institutions
which are anxious to have se
niors file letters of applications.
If the following list of busi
nesses includes any department
which interests students, they
are urged to visit Room 104, Ad
ministration hall, to obtain ad
Those businesses desiring em
Co., Denver 2, Colo.
The company would like to
receive application blanks from
those interested in either sales
engineering or mechanical or
development engineering with
Arex Indemnity Co., New York
16. N. Y.
The company may have an
employment -opportunity for a
graduate who nas maiored m
accounting, business administra
tion or engineering, for work in
the technical field of their in
Perfo Mat & Rubber Co. Inc.,
New York 16, N. Y.
The company offers summer
employment to students who
will sell the company's Person
alized Custom-Built Rubber
Mats for offices, homes, hotels,
apartments, taverns, lodges and
United Film Service, Inc., Kan
. sas City 8, Mo.
The business is a selling or
ganization which h5E openings
on its staff for from ten to
twenty men of the right type.
Its representatives earn from
$7,500 to $35,000 per year.
Aetna Life Insurance Co., Hart
The company is seeking a rep
resentative fof their Lincoln
agency. The man should be un
der 45 ambitious, with evident
character and ability.
Jeanette Frocks, Minneapolis,
The business is interested in
securing a salesman (or sales
women) on a permanent basis to
sell their dresses in a territory
comprised of midwestern states.
He will work on a straight net
7 per cent commission basis.
Postal Finance Co., Sioux City,
The company has openings Jn
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sociology are the mpst popular
courses offered. Next :yeRr,Msjp
Splichal said that the' titehfion
division hopes to be able to offel
a number of hoh-citd it , course
for the use of leisure time. Some
of these include .'Hov trt 'invest
HYour Money., Wisely,? "Planning
the Home You Hoise To.Buid.v
'Behind the Headline's,' "Psy-
cnoiogy ot pergonal El ncieney,
"Improving Reading Efficiency,''
"Living Happily through the La
ter . Years,"- j and "Nature , and
ter Years" and "Nature . flrtcl
Many of the people who "take,
evening classes have some prob
lem which; : they ; 'hope, these
classes will enable 'them to solve.
One married couple who were
on the verge of divorce enrolled
in the "Marriage In the Family" i
course. As the course progressed,
they seemed to become more
congenial anti had, at last report
apparently settled their differ
A number of loonle who have
recently come to this country
take evening classes to better
their knowledge oi' American
language and customs.
Thus, the University Exten
sion division operates on the
principle that citizens of Ne
braska who cannot spend full
time on the campus should be
given the opporunity to receive
the principles of. organized in
struction. . .
their branches in Sioux City, la.
and in Omaha , for girls in
their stenographic, typist and
secretarial departments, who are
graduates. They lso have open
ings for young men who are de
sirous of entering the personal
loan and finance field.
Parke, Davis & Co., Detroit 32,
The company expects to have
some openings wherein they
could use persons having a de
gree in pharmacy. They would
appreciate receiving letters from
students who think they would
qualify for those positions.
Consumers Cooperative Assoc.,
Kansas City 13, Mo.
The association is interested
in locating an experienced farm
machinery salesman to work out
of South Dakota territory. Start
ing salary on the job will prob
ably range from $3,600 upward.
Numerous bulletins of Civil
Service for technical, semi-technical,
and non-technical posi
tions are available for the infor
mation they contain.
Debated at Meet
The North Central Association
of colleges and secondary schools
at its 5th annual meting in Chi
cago, said that "Greeks" contri
buted nothing to the colleges,
but the association which wields
much power in crediting col
leges and high schools, planned
to take no action against the
One of the speakers was Ed
gar C. Cummings of DePauw
University at Green Castle, Ind.
Cummings charged that sny edu
cation that Greek sorority mem
bers 'get is received by "forced
feeding and osmosis."
Frances Chambers, A member
of Delta Delta Delta at De Pauw
said "sororities and fraternities
"We have regular study hours
and study tables, and the houses
are constantly striving to be far
up in the scholastic standings,"
she said. "Our house tries to get
every girl a 'C' average."
Mrs. Samuel Cohen, national
president of Alpha Epsilon Phi
said: "I personally am disap
pointed at the recent wave of
agitation against sororities and
fraternities because I think, they
have a place in our colleges."
-' him ma
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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Ronald McWilliams, junior In
electrical engineering, was elect
ed president of Eta Kappa Nu,
electrical engineering honorary
fraternity, at a meeting Wednes
day night. He succeeds Ralph
Other officers elected were:
John Klrchdfer, vice president;
Robert . Vollmer, corresponding
secretary; Fay fWhser, bridge
correspondent; Raymond Larson,
Recording secretary; and Eugent
Prof. V, ii Hollister was re
named chapter adviser for the
coming year. V
Acting ; 'Oscars'
Four deserving thespians will
be the recipient of the new and
original "Oscars' to be presented
by the University theatre at the
Masquers awards banquet on
May 20 at the Continental cafe.
These awards, which are given
to the season's best actresses and
actors, will replace the tradition
al trophy for outstanding work.
This innovation was conceived
when theatre officials decided it
was necessary to. have an award
which would be more expressive
of the nature of dramatic awards.
Students of Mrs. Nash's sculp
turing class fashioned a dozen
models for the award. Harola
Roberts model was chosen as the
base for the bronze statue which
is symblematic of theatrical
Four Awards. ,
The four awards will be given
to the' 'Best Actor," "Best Ac
tress," "Best Supporting Actor
and "Best Supporting Actress.''
Initiates of the orders of Ne
braska Masquer and Purple
Mask will be announced. In ad
dition, other awards to students
who have been outstanding in
dramatic work will be made.
New officers of the Masquers
were recently announced as fol
lows: Tom Stimpfig, president:
Jerry Diebler. vice president:
Jack Thornburg, executive sec-
retary;, Ruth Ann Richmond, re
cording secretary; and Mary Sig-
I During National Brotherhood
! week this year Masquers spon
sored "Home of, the Brave" in
connection with ' the UNESCO
college delegate program.
" i will preside over the modern
Hum Takes Radio'1 honorary durinK the
Job in Wisconsin
Jack Norman, former Univer
sity student has i-ecently joined
the announcing staff of radio
station WLCX, LaCrosse, Wis.
Norman, who was in the army
three years, studied speech and
drama at the University and
took part in several University
Theatre productions. He was
trained for a career in radio
broadcasting and placed at La
Crosse by the American Insti
tute of the Air in Minneapolis.
He will take over his new
duties at WLCX immediately.
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'Dean of Housemothers' at NU
Claims Boys Are Salt of Earth
BY JACK SAVAGE
The story of the dean of Ne
braska House mothers, is the
story of a tradition. Mother
Brown, who has been chaperon
ing the boys of Acacia fraternity
since 1913, still maintains, "Boys
are the salt of the earth."
Mother Brown, or more for
mally Mrs. W, A. Brown, was
the honored guest at the Acacia
spring formal. A rpecial feature
of the evening for Mother Brown
was the corsage presented to her
It was a lei of pink carnations
flown from Hawaii via Pan
American air express. ' Don
Chang, whd was originally fron
Hawaii, made arrangements for
the lei that Mother Brown wore
with her black lace dinner dress.
First Fraternity Housemother
Holding the distinction of be
ing the first housemother of any
fraternity on the Nebraska cam
pus. Mother Brown, said that al
through, she had been to many
parties, she had never been pre
sented with a lei. '
Her home town is Lincoln, and
her son, who graduated from Ne
braska in 1914, makes his home
in California. He was an Acacia
while at Nebraska.
In recalling her years of chap- i
eroning Mother Brown was quick I
to mention the football gamer j
she attended. "Ed Weir was one
of my boys, and I almost always
had a boy on the team." she said
Changes in School
Mother Brown has naturally
seen many changes in Acacia
and the school in general She
watched over her boys in three
different houses through the
years ,and came back to them
again after the reactivating of
the fraternity following the war
With some of the other house
mothers Mother Brown helped
organize the Chaperon's Club.
She said that it was kind of out
of her life now. however, since
many of her old friends sire no
Plans for the future? Mother
Brown will be content to take
care of her boys as long as they
Phi Sigma Iota
Elecl Sue Kent
Phi Sigma Iota has named as
its new president Sue Kent, who
Miss Kent was elected to her
new office at a meeting of the
organization last week.
Other new Phi Sigma Iota of
ficers are: Arlene Parks, Vice
president; Ada Schmidt, secretary-treasurer,
and Boyd G. Car
ter, corresponding secretary.
Members of the language hon
orary also heard the presentation
of two papers at their election
meeting. One of them was given
by Elsie Clapp. The title of her
paper was "The Poet, Amado
Nervo, and His 'Amada Inmo
ouil." Robert Stake also pre
sented his paper. "Monte Humo-
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HOUSEMOTHER Mrs. W. A. Brown (center), housemother of
Acacia fraternity since 1913, received a special Hawaiian lei of
carnations at the organization's spring formal. Some of her boys,
with their dates, are (left to right) Bob Kelly, past venerable dean;
Gayle Hatlan, present venerable dean; Al Zimmer, house manager;
and Dick Blunk. scnior dean.
All Staters I Debussy Music
The annual All State high
school fine arts course will cele
brate its tenth anniversary this
The course in music, speech
and art will be held June 8 to
29. It is presented annually to
offer high school students train
ing in these subjects and to in
terest them in attending the Uni
versity. Although about 400 applica
tions for the course have been
received, only 250 can be ac
cepted because of limited hous
ing and instructional facilities.
This includes 175 students in
music, 60 in speech and 20 in
The 100 students who have
attended All State during the
previous ten years have been in
vited to the Homecoming birth
day party to be held during the
Each music student in attend
ance will receive six private les
sons in his chosen field. Each is
required to take a class in music
theory, and each will participate
in a recital, either individual, or
in the case of orchestra, in a
Speech students will take part
in a verse speaking choir, as well '
as one individual and one group
speech course. All students will
have an opportunity to appear in
regular student recitals. Two
plays will be produced by the
, eloih, ours
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The Union ballroom on Tues
day, May 16 will be the scene ot
another School of Musical re
cital. Music by Debussy will be
presented at 4 p. m. by graduate
and under-graduate students.
The program is as follows:
The Hills of Anacapri: Mrs. J.
Footprints in The Snow: Jo
The Dance of Puck: Lewis
Evening in Grenade: Audrey
Wind in The Plains: Doris
The Moon and Her Court:
Reflections in The Water:
Toccata: Gladys Novotny.
Goldfish! Carolyn Waters.
Sarabande: Jo Ann Hansen.
Fireworks: Lawrence Lee.
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