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Nebrasha Spirit . .
Convocation Tuesday Morning to Honor Students
More than 1,200 students will
dents who during the two preced
ithe political science department. State University from which he
of! In 1939 he was appointed dean of resigned in 1951. He is the author
receive recognition at the 23rd
annual Honors Convocation Tues
day at 10:15 a.m. in the Coliseum.
The convocation honors Uni
versity students and students or
ganizations which have earned
superior or high scholarships.
Included in the list of honorees
will be the names of senior stu
ing semesters have bten in the
upper three per cent of their re
spective colleges and of those who
will have" been on the Honors list
since matriculation as freshman.
The list will also include the
names of those students recogniz
ed as being in the upper ten per
cent as each class of each college
In addition, announcement
prizes and awards will be made.
Dr. Harcld W. Stoke of the Nat-
J the Graduate college. He became
(dean of the Graduate college and
of two books and numerous arti
cles on government.
Channcelor Gustavson will pre
side at the convocation. The Rev.
Gordon H. Schroeder of the First
Baptist church will give the in
vocation. The University Sym-
ional Citizens Commission on ! professor of political science at the
public schools of New York City University of Wisconsin in 1940.
will address the convocation. Inn 1944 Dr. Stoke was appoint-
Dr. Stoke is a former University ed president of the University of
faculty member. He joined the New Hampshire. In 1947 he was phony orchestra, directed by Prof.
iacuity in lu jo as a member ot i appointed president of Louisiana 1 Emmanuel wishnow, will play.
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LINCOLN 8, NEBRASKA
Monday, April 23, 1951
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Lit liimiinil II H i 'I I inn ii.iJ MWMI annual
IIUSKERS FIGHT Jo Berry, one of 65 University coeds trying
out for a spot on the yell squad, leads the fans In a Cornhusker
Orientation Program Aims
For More Frosh Guidance
Freshmen who come to the
University next fall will receive
more favors and attention than
any newcomers in Cornhusker
In fact, a week and a day,
Sunday, Sept. 9 through Sept. 16
will be devoted to a full pro
gram aimed at giving new stu
dents more time with faculty
advisors plus opportunities to
meet student leaders, learn
Cornhusker tradition, and be
briefed on student activities.
The idea for a special new
student week at the University
was hatched through the joint
efforts of cooperating student
groups and faculty representa
tives. Special Committee
Special committee headed by a
faculty and student chairman,
Dr. Arthur A. Hitchcock, direc
tor of the University's Junior Di
vision, and Robert L. Raun,
president of the student council,
announced Monday completion of
plans for the event.
Under the new program, each
Incoming student, formerly al
lowed about 20 minutes at en
rollment time with a faculty ad
viser, will have at least an hour
and a half of individual discus
sion with a faculty adviser, plus
three hours of group advisory
In addition, each new student
will be. assigned a student aide
from tfie ranks of upperclass
leaders. It will be the job of the
advisers and older students to
helo make the newcomers feel
et home and quickly bridge the
gap between high school and uni
Dr. Hitchcock and Raun said
it will require about 90 faculty
advisers and 180 upperclass stu
dents to make the new inaugura
tion plan function. Two student 1
At 'First Good
A little bit of Broadway will
prevail on the Nebraska campus
when a part of the College Days
program, "Good News," Kosmet
Klub's 1951 musical comedy be
gins a three day run, Wednesday,
However, first nighters will see
Broadway sharing the spotlight
when, during a formal ceremony,
the six 1951 Cornhusker beauty
queens, are presented.
Winners of the Cornhusker
yearbook's traditional honors are
Beth Alden, Janice Carter, Nancy
Dixon, Julie Johnson, Jacquelyn
Somsen and Ramona Van Wyn-
First Formal Ceremony
For the first time in history
of the University, the queens will
be presented in a formal cere- j
Leon Pfeiffer, Kosmet Klub
president, stated, "We hope that
Frosh Week Needs
Independent male students are
urged by Rob Raun, Student
Council president, to volunteer
their services for Freshman
Week next falL
Men are needed in the orien
tation week to aid the advisers
Five senior women in the Col
lege of Agriculture have been
named finalists for the title of
Goddess of Agriculture.
They are: Mary Chace, a Mor
tar Board; Eileen Diereg, a mem
ber of Chi Omega and 1950 Hon
orary Commandant; Ruth Fisch
er, past president of Love hall;
Dorothy Bowman, a Mortar
Board and Mary Johnson, presi
dent of the Ag YW.
The finalists will be presented
at the Cotton and Denim dance,
at 10 p.m., Saturday, April 28 at
the Coliseum. The Goddess and
Whisker King also will be re-
Monday will be warmer and
slightly cloudy ever the remain
fnr central tart of the state.
Fair weather is expected the rest
of the week.
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Courtesy Lincoln Journal-Star
leaders will work with each fac
For the first time in Univer
versity history incoming students
will be expected on the campus
on Sunday. The newcomers' first
stop will be the Student Union.
There they will be met by both
faculty and student representa
tives and supplied with an in
dividual packet of instructions to
see them through the opening
week of advisory sessions, apti
tude and physical examinations,
New students will have their
first brush with the University's
official life in an individual
meeting with their faculty ad
visers instead of in a general
convocation, or a registration
hall. A highlight of the week will
be a new Cornhusker Night when
the new students will attend a
barbeque, learn University songs,
and meet student and faculty
The revision of the University's
opening schedule was mapped
under the general supervision of
the Junior Division's Board of
The joint faculty-student com
mittee which worked out de
Students Raun, Ronald H.
Anderson, Anne Barger, Virginia
L. Guhin, Patricia M. Wiedman,
Eugene Berg, Leonard Bush,
Nancy Porter, Shirley J. Coy,
Mary. E. Hubka. Jerry J. -John
son, Virginia Koehler, Marilyn
Moomey, Charles W. Widmaier,
William R. Michelson, Robert C.
Parker and Miriam S. Wiley.
Faculty Dr. Hitchcock, Prof.
J. P. Colbert, Dean Roy M.
Green, Mrs. Genene Grimm,
Frank M. Hallgren, assistant to
the dean of student affairs; Dr.
E. E. Hixson, Dean Marjorie
Johnston, Dr. George W. Rosen
lof and Dr. Doretta Schlaphoff.
the presentation will become a
traditional part of the Kosmet
Klub spring show and of College
As members of the cast were
entering their fourth week of
hearsals for the show last Sat-
uraay, R.osmei r.iud actives and
workers were continuing their
ticket sales campaign. '
General admmission tickets,
pncea a i si.zu ana vu cents as
well as reserved seat tickets are
now on sale.
Reserved Seat Orders
General admission tickets, in
cluding seats on the main floor
and balcony of the Nebraska thea
ter may be nurchased from either
KK workers or actives. Reserved
seat ducats may be ordered
through them also, or obtained at
Walt's music store. 1140 O street.
The box office will be open each
night of the production, if enough
seats are available.
and as student leaders. They
must be juniors or seniors by the
Interested men should write to
the Student Council in the Union
and state their qualifications by
May 1, 1951.
Fischer, Bowman, Johnson
i Tickets for the dance are on
jsale now. Tonight skits will be
given at the organized houses
1and tickets will be sold at this
time. They are $1.80 per couple
and may also be bought from
Tassel members. The ticket sales
will be used to help finance Col
lege Days of 1952.
Av Bondarin will be the mas
ter f ceremonies for the dance.
Bondarin, a former University
student, emceed the Honorary
Commandant presentation at the
Military Ball this year.
Lee Barron and his orchestra
will play at the informal dance.
A satirical review of this year's
Cornhusker royalty will be given1
The Whisker King will bej
judged by a faculty board on the
basis of texture, length and1
The dance will climax the
week-end activities of College
Engineers to Begin
Department Stores Will
Show E-Week Disnlavs
The six departments within the
Engineering College will present
window displays in Lincoln stores
illustrating the activities of the
individual departments beginning
today, April 23, through Satur
day, April 28.
The windows will be judged,
Monday through Wednesday, by
five laymen and seven technical
men. The winning display will
add 25 per cent of the points
necessary to win the E week
plaque to the department repre
sented in that window.
The agricultural engineers dis
play is located in a window of
Gold's department store, the win
dow north of the east door.
The exhibit shows the fields of
agricultural engineering and at
tempts to show that agriculture
is a part of engineering. A model
timber truss and tools of en
gineering will be displayed. Rich
ard Meysenb rg is in charge of
The chemical engineers display,
under the supervision of Norman
Kaufman, will be shown in a
window of the Miller and Paine
The mechanical engineer's ex
hibit, headed by Bill Eagan, will
be shown in a window of the
Wells and Frost clothing store.
University Power Plant
A model of the University
power plant will be displayed a
long with some component parts
of the plant such as turbine blad
ing valves and heat exchanger.
A sign made of rotating gears will
also be shown.
The electrical engineers display
will be shown in a window of
Penney's department store, the
window south of the west door.
A protective radar screen ar
doun the United States featuring
minature planes and radar detec
tion devices will compose the exhibit.-'
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Bill Kleinschmidt is in charge
of the display.
The civil engineer's exhibit will
be shown in a window of Hardy's
It will show the application
of a principle to three types of
lift bridges with the necessary
John Krogh is directing the dis
play ... . . : . ,.
Ag Students Will Vote Today
Constitution Revision for Governing Board
Amendment on Page 4
A decision will be made in an
all Ag campus election today
about changing the present sys
tem of choosing men for the gov.
re-iernmg body, g Exec board.
Voting began at 9 a.m. this
morning and will last through 5
p. m. at' an election booth in the
Ag Union. Having passed the
amendment at their last regular
meeting, Ag Exec board members
will conduct the election. I-D
cards are necessary to cast a bal
lot. Proposed Plan
Under the proposed plan, all
authorized organizations would
have at least one delegate to the
governing board. The plan, in
part, is taken from the campus
government system at Ohio State
college, also an agriculture school.
Several campuses throughout the
nation have reported favorably on
The amendment guarantees
proportional representation of
men to women students.
Main points include:
Representation from any au
thorized group on Ag campus.
This includes religi6us, honorary,
departmental and service organ-
ization. One member is allowed
for the first ten members, based
3 ir '
The architectural engineers dis
play will be on exhibit in a win
dow of Penney's department
store, the window north of the
corner window on 13th street.
The exhibit will show "Archi
tecture through the Ages" by
showing a space clock composed
of twelve sketches placed in the
clock representing a new era of
A mural depicting the cities of
tomorrow will be shown behind
the space clock. Bob Theisen is
chairman of the display.
Judges for the window displays
will be: laymen. JMrs. Feme Hub
bard Orme, Mrs. Blaine Yoder,
Mr. Ray Frohn, Mrs. George E.
Lewis and Mr. Clarence E. Hinds;
technical judges: Prof. A. A.
Luebs, Mr. John F. Schrunk, Mr.
E. F. Dudek, jr., Mr. R. Marlette,
Mr. W. E. Minford, Dr. Merk Hob
son and Mr. K. H. Christensen.
All men's groups participat
ing in the Kosmet Klub's Ivy
Day Sing must turn in the
following- information: title of
song, list of singers, name of
director accompanied by a $1
fee at the Kosmet Klub box,
Union basement by 4 p. m. today.
Shucks Out: Blasts Tradition
Wondering who the new Mortar
Boards will be? "
Read Corn Shucks.
Wondering who the new In
nocents will be?
Read Corn Shucks.
Yes, yes, yes.
Corn Shucks is out.
The April issue of the campus
humor magazine is out on the
stands and is packed with gags,
dies and Dies.
r According to fAe"SnuckS staff,
this month the magazine has
flayed away at such dignified
campus institutions as Ivy Day
and College Days.
Ivy Day is taken care of through
the faithful recording of the of
ficial minutes of a "Mortar Board I
College Days meets its doom
through other guises.
Other features include an of-1
on average attendance, and an
additional member for the next
50. Club authorization will pass
through the office of the dean.
Two hold-over members will
be elected from the Ag Exec
board itself in the spring to serve
the following falL
After the next year's members
are chosen by the clubs, if the
ratio of men to women on the
Ag Exec board is not the same
as students enrolled in the col
lege, an election will be held to
fill the ranks.
This election is designed to
act as a guarantee to the women
and will be held in the fall of
Organizations on Ag campus
would vote to pick their member
at the last meeting in April under
the new plan.
The Vo-Ag association commit
tee which drew up the bill ad
mit that a few weak points still
remain in the proposed admend
ment. However, the committee feels
such points can be altered to suit
the constantly changing condi
tions. 'Fine Plan
Rob Raun. president of the Stu
dent Council, and a 'member of
the Ag governing body says, "the I
To Vie for Ag Goddess Title at Cotton,
Selling E-Week Ribbons
Jo Berry, Jane Calhoun, Jo Dot
sek, Kathryn Haskell, Dorris
Newman and Judy Wiebe were
chosen by the yell squad advis
ory board as finalist for cheer
leaders for next fall.
From a field of approximately
60 to 65 University women who
tried out for the yell squad
Thursday night, these six girls
were selected to enter final com
petition as cheerleaders.
Tuesday, April 24, at 12:30 p.m.
in the Union ballroom, the six fi
nalists will again try out before
the yell squad advisory board.
Out of the six, three girls will
be chosen, two as cheerleaders
and one as alternate.
University coeds were asked to
tryout for the yell squad two
weeks ago when the advisory
board decided to include women
on next year's yell squad.
The girls chosen as cheerlead
ers and alternate Tuesday will
go through a spring training pe
riod under the supervision of
The girls will be judged, as
was the entire eroun. nn epneral
personality, crowd appeal, grace
of motions, voice and aptness in
picking up the yells. L
ficial expose of the problems that
arise from a mechanized cam
pus: A newtype of cartoon feature
showing why Greeks leave home
A pictorial analysis of the cam
A resume of campus cartoon
ing throughout the country.
A trip to a pair of parties held "ie uuu"u" 1 i
bv two of ur ilhiKtrionR snmri. class senes with an explanation
Several pages of understandable
According to an unidentified
member of the Shucks staff (they
always seem to be unidentified),
"We hope to make a killing dur
ing College Days."
This goes along with the ob
jectives of about ten other or-
wnole plan is line ' and "minor
changes can be made later."
The last reported constitutional
revision was seven years ago.
Present board members have
said that if the board is enlarged,
a constitutional committee will be
able to iron out minor points of
Raun suggested that a consti
tutional committee be appointed
immediately if the amendment is
Membership under this new
plan would vary between 18 and
22 members, or an increase of
an increase of nearly 100 percent.!
It brought up in the discussion
of the bill that under its provi
sions, little danger of a single1
group dominating the actions of
this larger body would be pos
The defenders of the amend
ment recognize that dual repre
sentation of some of the most
active students on campus would
But faculty members who have
studied the proposal have said
that this would be offset by the
well rounded presentation of
ideas coming from the religious,
scholastic, recreational and edu-
cational or departmental fields,
'How University Works1
Is College Days Theme
College Days will become reality this week. The
Wednesday evening performance of the Kosmet Klub pro
duction, "Good News," will be the kickoff of the first
annual College Days celebration.
The three days of College Days, April 26 through 28,
are devoted toward showing outsiders, especially prospec
tive freshmen, how the University works.
ine scneduie of events includes
the KK musical comedy, campus
tours, departmental open houses,
E Week, Farmers Fair, speeches,
banquets, style shows and many
other campus publicizing fea
tures. Formal opening ceremonies will
be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the
Carillon Tower. Featured speak
er at the ceremonies is Ellsworth
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Twenty eastern Nebraska phy
sicians and scientists Thursday
night attended the first session
of a "Defense Against Atomic
Attack" series which will equip
them to teach the subiect in their
own locality. I
Two University scientists, Prof.
Henry Holtzclaw, chemistry, and
Dr.: Theodore Jorgensen, chair
man of the physics department.
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of atomic and nuctear-smicliire.'
Prof. H. M. McMaster, of the
civil engineering department of
the University, said the course
will be climaxed with a field test
at the air base.
The area will actually be con
taminated with radiation, and it
will be the class' problem to find
a safe path through the radio
Radiation detection equipment,
special clothes, gas masks and
rescue appratus will be used in
the test, he sajd. To make dis
aster conditions seem more real
there will be simulated bombing
and a building will be burned.
McMaster, who will preside at
classes along with Edward Gil
lette, state civil defense director,
said that this is the first of three
schools that will train local in
structors for all of the state.
These men will also teach the
classes: Dr. Marshall Neely, a
practicing radiologist; Prof. Em
erson Jones, University physicist,
and Dr. Walter E. Militzer, Uni
McMaster said the classes will
cover these topics: atomic and
nuclear structure, atomic bomb
phenomena, monitoring the use
of radiation equipment, radiation
detection equipment its con- j
struction and repair, decontami-,
nation, planning state civil de
fense and field tests.
Activities Head Filings End April 24
Filings for the Summer Activ
ities Coordinator close Tuesday.
The coordinator will supervise
all summer activity projects of
summer activities: AUF, Build
ers, Coed Counselors, Red Cross
and the Union. He or she will
work with a summer activities
board, made up of representa
tives of organizations participat
ing in summer work.
The applicant must be a junior
DuTeau; Chancellor R. G. Gus
tavson will preside.
Before the opening ceremonies
there will be a concert of Caril
Thursday afternoon will . be
taken up with open houses and
another performance of "Good
News" is on the evening agenda.
An Engineers convocation at 11
a.m. will start Friday's College
Days activities. The convocation
will be followed by a morning of
Friday afternoon will find
many campus groups participat
ing in the activities.
The Engineers' field day begins
at noon and a junior Panhellenic
skit will be held at 1:30.
Ag College display and pro
gram is scheduled to begin at 2
p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. Dale John
son and Wayne Johnson will give
a debate on universal military
A baseball game with Wichita
University will be played Friday
afternoon also. The game will
begin at 3 p.m. At 4 p.m. there
will be a home economics-style ,
An engineer banquet will be
held at six that evening. A bar
beque and square dance will b
hell on Ag campus at six also.
At 7:15 that evening the swim
ming club will present a pageant
The last performance of the
Kosmet Klub show will be held
that evening also.
The University replica of Iowa
State Veishea Day parade will
begin Saturday's activities. It
will start at 9 a.m.
At 11 a.m. Ferguson hall will
Three University athletic teams
will entertain College Day crowds
At 1:30 the golf and tennis
clubs will see action. A golf
tournament will be held at Hill
crest Country club and the ten
nis team takes on Colorado's net
men. The second half of a double-header
with Wichita Univer
sity's baseball team will begin at
Also at 2 p.m. the Farmers
Fair rodeo begins. The annual
affair featuring student partici
pants will last until 5 p.m.
The swimming -lub will do a
repeat performance of their pag
eant starting at 7:15 that night.
Classes will not be excused for
the three-day celebration in or
der that visitors may see how
college life really is conducted.
or sophomore at the present time.
planning to attend the 1951 sum
mer session, familiar with cam
pus activities and weighted av
erage of 4.
Applications must be in the
Student Council mail box in the
basement of the Union by 5 p.m.,
Tuesday, April 24. Applicants
will be interviewed by the Coun
cil on Wednesday, April 25.
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