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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 15, 1950)
THE DAILY NEBRASKA!
Brotherhood Goal of Campus Fraternity System
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1950
LITE ALONE and like it?
Or do you prefer the comrade
ship of others the thrill that
comes with being a fraternity
You'll have your chance toe
come acquainted with fraternity
life during men's rush week Sept
9, 10 and 11. If you're sold on
the fraternity system, or if you're
not sure yet, what you'd like to
do sign up for rush week, visit
Excitement and tension will
reign over more than 300 girls as
they enter the first day of Pan
hellenic rush week on the Uni
versity campus Sept. 1.
These prospective Greeks will
take part in a four-day program
sponsored by Panhellemc. an or
ganization of all University of Ne
After the four days of parties,
rushing and meeting countless
coeds, these girls will sign up for
the sorority of their choice.
THE SORORITY system is
based on - a pledge-active basis.
For one semester the newly pled
ged coed works to maintain a
scholastic average to meet Pan
hellenic rulings. The national
Panhellenic average is an over
all 5. However, each sorority may
raise their required average if
they deem it necessary. It usually
runs jnywhere from a 5 to a 6
These social and scholastic pro
grams are of prime importance in
the sorority system. Sororities
strive to aid their members in
well-adjusted college lives.
Following the semester of
pledgeship, the coeds are then in-
iated into active membership into
the sorority. At this time, they
are presented -with the sorority
emblem or pin as full-fledged
THERE ARE 14 sororities on
the Nebraska - campus. Tho they
have different names, pins and
rituals, they are basically the
same in principle. They maintain
a home for their members which
the houses, meet the men and
make your decision.
iuu ve probably Heard some
things about fraternity life. Per
haps you've heard conflicting re
The best course to follow, of
course, is to see for yourself and
make up your own mind.
Fraternities offer an opportu
mty to live with other men stu
dents. On the Nebraska campus,
the 26 fraternities are organized
on a national level, giving frater
mty members hundreds of other
far-flung "brothers." Thousands
of men in all phases of public life
are alumni of campus fraternities
throughout the nation; but then,
so are thousands of men who
never attended a pledge meeting.
The campus fraternities usually
number about 70 members each.
They live in large houses, at an
average cost of about $65 monthly
per member. This amount covers
board, room, ' dues, .all social
events, subscriptions just about
everything the fraternity does as
FRATERNITIES usually, have
parties, formal dances, Christmas
parties for local children s homes,
picnics, serenades for campus
sororities and residence halls, in
addition to a keen spirit of com
petition in campus activities, in'
tramural sports, the Interfrater
nity sing, Homecoming floats and
bouse decorations, and campus
titles and contests.
Every house is headed by stu
dent officers, working with active
alumni. A housemother lives at
every residence, acting as a
FRATERNITY MOTHERS work
together, study together, relax to
gether. They join with other fra
ternities for smokers or dinners
or parties. They host faculty
members, religious leaders, and
community officials for evening
get-togethers at the fraternity
A new student is first a "pledge'
to a fraternity, until the grade
averages for the first semester are
announced. If grades are satisfac
tory, the "pledge" becomes an
initiated member. He has learned
to work with the group, to study.
to cooperate in fraternity proj-
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Humor is Byline
Campus humor is packed
monthly into Corn Shucks, Uni
versity humor magazine.
On sale by subscription early
fall, Shucks includes the writing
and cartooning of the cammu'
leveresL Editor Frank Jacobs of
Lincoln and his staff, including
managing editors Bill Dugan of
Lincoln and Pat O'Brien of Lin
give freauent horse-laughs to
campus life thru satirical "ex
The magazine's headmiartpt-s
are located, with other publica
tions, in the Student Union basement.
Chosen by Coeds
If you're a male student, free
of female attachments, and a
popular campus leader, you too,
may someday become an Eligible
Each year at the Mortar Board
ball, eight of the most "eligible"
men on campus are vealed as
winners of the title. They are
chosen in an all-coed vote, and
range from the versatile athlete
to the studios pre-lawyer.
But don't get the idea that you
should shun women to be eligible
for the "eligible- title. It takes
the all-around man to get the
vote of a woman's fancy.
NU Study Center
Love library ... the center of
the campus, the center of the
campus study life.
One of the newest buildings on
campus, the Don L. Love Memo
rial library is equipped in every
way possible to make available
all the necessary research for
Besides books, literature, and
research material on the colleges
of the University, the library is
equipped with private study
rooms, a well-organized reference
room, large study tables on all
three floors, and special study
includes all the DrinciDles men
tioned above, and the friendliness I ects, to be neat and poised and
of sisterhood. I well-in formed.
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made up of a council of alumnae, . "f "T" "Jr w? ,w -l!
membership should apply on Sept
9 to the Interfraternity council at
the Student Union. If you wish
further information on the cost,
the program, the advantages of
fraternity living, you should write
to Bob Parker, president of the
Council, in care of the University
Student Union. Your questions
will be answered.
Fraternities need and want
young men with good scholarship,
leadership ability, athletic prow
ess, and such qualities as cooper a -
tiveness. cheerfulness, and poise
They want young men interested
in the world around them.
sorority presidents and a Panhel
lenic adviser. This group plans the
fall membership program for the
14 sororities as well as activities
for the coining year.
Such activities include Panhel
lenic Workshop in which sorority
members meet and discuss simi
lar problems and Christmas sing
and a spring tea for unaffiliated
It's Queen Time . . . and this
time it might be you.
" Each year, several university
coeds return home wua a uue
. , . whether it be Mardi Gras
Oi toon or Tvnical Nebraska Coed.
Last year coeds walked off
With titles or rep tueen, neuo
Girl, TNC, Mardi Gras Queen,
Goddess ot Agriculture, Honor
ary Commandant of the Military
and Naval Science departments,
Nebraska Sweetheart, Interfra
ternity Sweetheart, Independent
Student Association sweeinean,
various fraternity sweetheart
tit!. beautv mieen. Miss
Pashionplate of the University,
and numerous outers.
Some of the queens are chosen
In all campus elections, such as
Pep Queen. Ag students elect
their Goddess of Agriculture at
their annual Farmers Fair; the
Interfraternity Council choses
their Interfraternity sweetheart,
Associated Women Student offi
cers and board members choses
the Typical .Nebraska coed, and
the Candidate Officers associa
tion choses the yearly Honorary
This year stage and screen star
Presenting Susan Reed .
A combination of vivacity, high
scholastic record and leadership
ability . . . this is Susie Reed,
who will complete her studies in
the school of journalism this year.
has a three-year
record of cam
Chosen a mem
ber of Mortar
Board last spring
her many activ
ities have in
sociate editor of
the Daily Ne
braska n. mem
ber of UNESCO steering commit
tee, Cornhusker worker.
She is also a member of two
journalism honor aries Kappa Tau
Alpha and Theta Sigma Chi She
is affiliated with Kappa Kappa
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Henry Fonda made the final de
cision of the six Nebraska Beauty
So. if you re an mcomlns coed.
vivacious and full of personality,
you too, might have your name
added to the list Nebraska
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