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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Monday, April 30, 1951
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I vol. 51 No. 128
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BARBECUE These students are only a part of the hundreds
who attended the Ag college barbecue which was part of the
Farmers Fair festivities. The barbecue Fridav. was a cart of
Ferguson Hall Dedicated
In Saturday Ceremonies
Ferguson hall, the University's
new $700,000 electrical engi
neering building, was formally
dedicated Saturday to the
"young engineers of tomorrow
and the Nebraska people of to
day." At a brief morning ceremony
the building officially was
named in honor of Dean Emer
itus O. J. Ferguson who has
served as a University staff
member for 38 years.
In responding to plaudits
from Governor Val Peterson, J.
L. Welsh, president of the Board
of Regents, Chancellor R. G.
Gustavson, and Dean Roy M.
Green of the College of Engi
neering and Architecture. Dean
"Though my eyes are misty,
you can see as well as I that
there is not one name up there
on this bulding, but the names
of many men who have made
more positively the' reputation of
our department than I."
Chancellor Gustavson said
Ferguson hall will allow the
University an opprotunity to per
form greater service in the field
of basic research. It was the
basic observation of Edison that
electrical particles were thrown
out from heated metals which
gave rise to the modern vacuum
tubes, he said.
"This electrical engineering
building," he said, "is goin? to
produce the men who are going
to be responsible for new ad
vances in applying this basic
field of physics, chemistry, and
Governor Peterson said Fer
guson hall is but one dividend
which will come to Nebraska as
a result of the 10-year program
enacted upon his recommenation
by the 1947 legislature.
The building program, he said,
"will bring this great state in
stitution a total of more than
$11,000,000 in 10 years. It is the
greatest endowment in history of
higher education in Nebraska."
Pointing out that Ferguson hall
stands upon the site of old Uni
versity Hall, the first Univer
sity building, Regent Welsh said
completition of the new struc
ture gives Nebraska a tangible
measurement for progress.
"When we comDare this cam
pus today with that single build
ing on a new raw campus of
80 years ago," he said, "we
must ask ourselves, 'Where is
our faith in Nebraska and Ne
"To these tangible evidences
of our Nebraska progress, he
said, "we must add the unseen
influence which your University
extends from border to border
of this state, and beyond."
Anyone having money or
tickets from the Cotton and
Demin dance turn them in
Monday to Don DeVries or
Eileen Derieg reigned as the
1951 Goddess of Agriculture and
Burnell Swanson was announced
as Whisker King at the Cotton
and Demin Dance which cli
maxed College Days Saturday
The Whisker King's four at
tendants were Vince Kramner.
Eugene Beier, Victor Van Camp
ana wayne White. Thev were
selected by faculty judges on the
basis of texture, length and
uniqueness of beards.
Following the Whisker Kinc
and his runners-un. the Goddess
of Agriculture was wheeled in by
ine wnisicer Kinff.
Queen Eileen is a member of
Phi Upsilon Omicron, Omicron
Nu and Chi Omega. She was the
1950-51 Honorary Commandant.
First attendant was Marv
Francis Johnson. She is a mem
ber of Phi Upsilon Omicron and
Omicron Nu. member of the
Farmer's Fuir board and past
president of Love Memorial hall
and oast vice president of Ag
Mary Chase was second at
tendant. She is a member of
Omicron Nu and Phi Omicron,
oast vice president of the Home
Ec club and a Mortar Board.
Dorothy Bowman was named
third attendant. She is a mem
ber of Phi Upsilon Omicron and
Omicron Nu. past president of
the Ag YWCA and a Mortar
Fourth attendant was Ruth
Fischer. She is a member of Phi
Uosilon Omicron, past president
of Love Memorial hall and vice
president of the Ag executive
Lee Barron and his orchestra
furnished the evening's music
and Av Bondarin emceed the
AG ROYALTY Goddess of Agriculture, Eileen Derieg, is see
ing how Burnell Swanson won his newly acquired title of Whisker
King. Miss Derieg was revealed as Ag Goddess and Swanson as
Whisker King at the Cotton and Demin dance Saturday night
Delta Sigma Rho to Sponsor
Intramural Speech Contests
Delta Sigma Rho, national for- Topics for the contest will be pn
Ivy and Daisy Chain Mem
bers: Practice will be held
Monday, 5 p. m., Room 103,
Temple; Tuesday, 5 p. m..
It Is imperative that you
ensic honorary is again sponsoring
the annual intramural extempor
aneous speech contes.
Donald Olson, director of Uni
versity debating, will direct the
contest which will last from May
1 to 8.
Each organization to be repre
sented will have two entries com
peting. The winning organization
will receive a golden gavel with
the name of the winners engraved
on it. Last year Sigma Alpha
Epsilon won the gavel.
Olson stressed that unaffiliated
students are eligible to compete.
Deadline for all entries is 4 p.m.,
Monday in the Temple building.
A top ranking individual speak
er is also chosen. The person
chosen as the best speaker will
receive a silver loving cup with
his or her name on it. The win
ning individual last year was
Janice Crilly, Delta Delta Delta.
The entries will report between
4 and 5:30 p.m. Monday to draw
for topics for the first round
which is scheduled for Tuesday,
May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple
building. The rooms to which the
various speakers are to report will
be posted on the second floor of
the Temple building before the
the general subject of 'current na
tional and international events.
Approximately 24 hours before
the round the speakers will draw
three subjects and choose one on
which to speak.
All contestants will engage in
round ons. The upper 50 will
participate in round two. The
eight to ten individuals with the
highest accumulative ratings for
rounds one and two will compete
in the finals.
Round one will be held Tuesdav
at 7 p.m. Round two will begin
at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 3.
James Jenney Elected
New Phalanx Commander
James Jenney is the new com
mander of Phalanx, a profes
sional military fraterinty.
'All-roiind Cowboy' Honors
Go to Keister at Ag Rodeo
A crowd of nearlv 1500
tators watched Lejand "Buck"
Keister win the title of "All
round Cowboy" at the fourth
annual NU Rodeo Saturday after
noon in the Ag college arena.
"Buck" copped second place
in steer riding for 30 points, tied
for second in bareback bronc rid
ing for 25 and fourth in calf rop
ing to make a grand total of 75
points. Jim Peters trailed by only
ten with a total of 65 points.
According to Rex Messersmith,
co-chairman of the event, "Buck"
really earned this honor besides
being one of the steady 'pushers'
in making the arrangements and
getting the work done.
- Bareback i2ins - - ,
Keith Yourg walked off with
the first-place buckle (prize) in
the bareback bronc riding fol
lowed by Dale Fagot and Jim
Peters who tied for second-place
Peters won his buckle when the
steer riding winners were an
nounced. Warner Houfek came into the
picture during the calf catching
by being the only man done with
his animal in less than a minute.
His time was 45.8 seconds.
Jim Peters was the first cow
boy to run back across the finish
line with drop or two of milk
in his bottle at the close of the
wild-cow milking contest. His
teammate was Warner Houfek
whose job it was to hold the cow
after Jim had roped it. The rules
state that the contestant must
Forrester Talks to Engineers
More than techical knowledge
is required to make a successful
This was the advice given by
Jay W. Forrester, of the Massa
chusetts Institute of Technology
as he addressed the annual engi
neers convocation in Ferguson
Forrester, supervisor of the
electronics digital computer lab
oratory at M.I.T., told the engi
neers of problems which faced
his staff of engineers and statis
ticians, problems not unlike those
which today's graduates will
"The most valuable engineer
is willing to take responsibility
and carries out his work with
enthusiasm and initiative," he
said. "He must be able to ex
press himself clearly to associ
ates and superiors in reports and
He said that few engineers ap
preciate the value of technical
writing and public speaking
while in school and hence do not
become proficient in these fields.
Forrester graduated from the
University in 1939. He was
named one of three outstanding
electrical engineers of, 1948 by
Eta Kappa Nu, national electri
cal engineering honoary.
Post on AUF Solicitation Board Open
not leave his rope tied to
saddle horn while milking
cow, which implies that
mugger" (or holder) must
Gamma Phi Beta, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Wesley founda
tion and the Vocational Agriculture association took top
place honors in the first College Days Husker Holiday pa
rade Saturday morning.
Gamma Phi Beta placed first
in the women's residences and
social organizations division. "In
the College Whirl is a Gamn-.a
Phi Girl" was the theme of their
float. A merry-go-round was cen
tered on base.
( Second place honors went to
Alpha Chi Omega with a train.
Love Memorial hall received
Placing first in the men's resi
dences and social organization
was Tau Kappa Epsilon. Their"
float was centered around a carn
ival theme; a jack-in the box was
was on the float.
Phi Kappa Psi placed second.
Honorable mention was given to
Phi Gamma Delta, Delta Tau
Delta and Sigma Chi.
In the college organizations di
visions, first place was awarded
to the Vocational Agriculture
association. Their float was rep
resentative of modern farming
The University was granted $28 j methods, beveral men were on
A record-breaking budget for
the 1951-53 biennium has been
recommended by the legislature's
budget committee. The state bud
get, set at $165,066,397, is more
than 6 million in excess of Gov.
Val Peterson's recommendation.
let the critter so or the milker
will have a difficult time of get
ting the few drops needed when
the finish line is reached.
Second place in the wild cow
milking went to Keith Young
who was teamed up with Dale
The exhibition saddle-bronc
riding was won by Jack Manning
as the other contestant was
An event which was greeted
with much favor by the crowd
was the , coed calf catching . con
teset, where the girls run down
the calf, tie a ribbon on its tail
and get it back to the finish line.
Love Hall's entry, consisting of
Rodeo Queen, Gayle Gutherless
and Luella Cooney, won this
Jack King, professional rodeo
announcer, acted as emcee for the
three-hour show assisted by
many other top rodeo hands as
judges and timekeepers.
million, $1,500,000 more than
recommended by the governor
and $1 million less than asked by
the university. However, the sum
is $4V2 million more than the
school received in 1949-51.
University officials were un
prepared to comment on the ac
tion and promised a statement
after the recommendation has
been considered further.
The total appropriation for the
University is $28,178,954. This in
cludes federal funds, money not
spent in the last two years which
tne tloat welding and using
electrical apparatus. A farmer
who was relaxing was also
shown on the float.
The Ag college country dances
placed second in this division.
Wesley foundation placed first
in the religious organizations di
visions. Four different nation
alities were represented on the
float. They were lifting a gold
cross. The theme was "Together
The parade started at the mall
and proceeded down Vine to 16th,
down 16th to R and went on R
to 10th streets. The nrocession
will be appropriated and cash ' then went down O and east to
funds which include student fees
and other revenue sources not
directly connected with the taxes.
The budget, prepared by the
University for its needs in the
next two years, was done in the
summer and fall of 1950 and re
vised to meet the probable con
sequences of a national emer
gency. S6me' reasons "given for" the
University's asking for a 69 per
cent increase in state tax funds
1. Student fees now supporting
present operating costs will de
cline some $l'i million in the
next two years.
Faculty Salary Problem
2. Inflation and competition
have created faculty salary a
problem and have posed a prob-l
lth, north on 17th to R street
where the parade ended.
Dick Kuska was chairman of
the Husker Holiday parade.
Plaques for ' the first place
winners have been ordered and
they will be presented as soon
as they arrive.
lem of keeping an adequate staff
of clerical employees.
3. Costs occurring during the
present biennium which could not
be covered by the biennial ap
propriation. These involve such
things as obsolete research and
teaching equipment, books and
the like and reopening the Hos
4. Enlargement deemed essen
tial such as the cost of operating
Ivy, Daisy Chains Will Include 106 Coeds,
Selected On Basis of Scholarship, Activities
Filings may be submitted be
fore Wednesday, May 2, for the
position as sorority head on the
AUF solicitation board.
The sororities head vacancy was
left by Virginia Koehler, who re
signed Ust week because of an
excess of activity points.
Applicants must be of sopho
more standing next fall, previ
ously have had a year's experi
ence in AUF work and a weight
ed 5.0 average.
Applications should be left in
the AUF office, Union Room 306,
Monday or Tuesday from 1 to 5
p.m. At this time the applicant
may sign up for an interview.
Interviews by the AUF executive
board start at 3 p.m.. Wednesday.
State Welfare Meet
Scheduled May 3-5
"Social planning in a Trou
bled World" will be the theme
of the Nebraska Welfare As
sociation Conference to be held
May 3, 4 and 5 at the Corn-
Associated with the conference
will be the "Workshop for the
Aging" sponsored by the Uni
versity Extension Division on
Stoddart Named 'Outstanding Engineer;'
EE's Take First in Display Competition
James Stoddart, senior in
chemical engineering, was an
nounced as winner of the O. J.
Fee award for the outstanding
engineering student at the' Uni
versity at the annual engineering
and architechture honors banquet
First place in E week compe
tition went to the electrical en
gineers. The award was based on
both window and building dis
plays. The civil engineers, first
place winners last year, took
second place, while the architec
tural engineers won third. The
winner receives a traveling tro
phy. War Veteran
Stoddart, a World War II vet-
Monday's weather will con
tinue to remain the same in
temperature. Winds are ex
pected to decrease In the Lin
(Courtesy of Journal-Star.)
eran, has been secretary and
president of the American Insti
tute of Chemical Eengineers, vice
president of Student Council,
member of Engineers' Exec Board
and president of Sigma Tau.
Prof. William L. DeBaufre,
chairman of the engineering me
chanics department and authority
of separation of gases, was hon
ored by Sigma Tau members. A
portrait of Professor DeBaufre
was presented to the college to
hang in Ferguson hall.
Blue Print Awards
Keys for service on the Blue
print were awarded to Howard
Duncan, Bert. Wartchow, Philip
Ostwald, John Prien, Alfred
Eorchman and Richard Dunklau.
Ivan Burmeister received the
Adna Dobson award for the out
standing student in civil engin
eering. Frank Dutton received the
American Society of Civil Engin
eering award for the student
most valuable to the society this
A year of college debate paid
off last week for Wayne John
son, freshman in Arts and Sci-
enes, who was awarded the Long
debate cup for being the out
standing freshman debater.
The cup, presented each year
to the freshman member of the
debate squad showing consistent
good work in debate activities,
was given to Johnson at the an
nual Delta Sigma Rho initiation
banquet. Joan Krueger, 1950 win
ner, made the presentation.
Initiation and election of new
officers was held during the
business meeting. Don Cunning
ham was named president for the
next year and Joan Kruger and
Doris Carlson were chosen vice
president and secretary.
Initiates were: Jim Wamsley,
Charles Rossow, Nancy Cowles,
Nancy Dart, Don Cunningham,
Eugene Wohlner, Doris Carlson
and Joan Krueger.
The dinner was held at the
home of Donald Olson, director
of debate. Assisting Olson was
Warren Wise, retiring presi
dent, presided at the meeting.
Othr past officers are: Lois Nel-
sen, vice president; and Natalie
Sigma Xi Head
Harvey O. Werner, professor
of horticulture, has been elected
president Sigma Xi, honorary
Other officers are: Vice-president,
Leslie Hewes, professor of
geography; secretary, George C.
Ernst, professor .of civil engi
neering. Treasurer Donald M.
Pace, professor of physiology and
councilor Frank L. Dudley, pro
fessor of agronomy. Officers
from last year were held over.
Chimes from Carillon tower at
9:15 a.m. Saturday will announce
the beginning of the 50th annual
Ivy Day festivities.
Mortar Boards have announced
the coeds who have been selected
by their respective houses to be
members of the Ivy and Daisy
In all, 106 coeds will take part
in the traditional ceremony.
The Daisy chain consists of
freshmen, sophomores and jun-
Donna Grueber, Towne club;!Sigma Kappa; Barbara Young,
Mary Ann Grundman, Pi Beta i Gamma Phi Beta; Jan Zlomkc,
Phi; Gretchen Hein, Alpha Omi-j Kappa Delta.
cron Pi; Vernita Helmstradter, six iuniors from thn ah, lut
Alpha Phi: Gayle Henkle. Rosa will lead the Daisv chain. Thev
were selected by Mortar Boards
Bouton hall; Diane Hinman,
Delta Delta Delta; Joan Holden,
Gamma Phi Beta.
Joan Hoyt, Chi Omega; Ann
Huntting, Kappa Kappa Gamma:
Mary Lou Keating, Alpha Phi:
Mary Ann Kellogg, Alpha Xi
Delta; Sally Kjelson, Chi Omega:
Beverly Jean Kunc, Alpha Chi
lors They were selected on the
basis of their scholastic records Omega ; Ruthann Lavine, Sigma
and what they have contributed j Delta Tau; Janice Liljedahl,
Gamma Phi Beta; Ting Lilly,
on the basis of scholarship and
Each house elected two seniors
for the Ivy chain.
They are Lola Banghart, Sig
ma Kappa; Jeanne Becker. PI
Beta Phi: Cecele Benn, Kappa
Delta; Bonita Blancahard, Rosa
Bouton; Joyce Buck, Alpha Xt
Delta; Annette Carnahan, Chi
M,r wPSL PpT 1 MargaretjPha Phi; Jean Clark, Kappa Kan
2L lln JmnJPa Gamma; Pat Conway, Towne
?'.W?S!club: Janis Crilly. Delta Delta
a nu nc uci ,.,,n u Ril n-ri1- rv,f nmaa
Morgan, Kappa Alpha; "V; ' ,
to the University.
They are: Carolyn Alma. Rosa
Bouton; Marlene Bell, Towne
club; Geneva Berns, Love Memo
rial hall; Barbara Bredthauer,
Adelphi; Sue Brownlee, Delta Theta; Shirley Murphy, Sigma arDara uuriana, uamma i-ni
Gamma; Dorothy CappelL Rosa Kappa; Mary Jean Neely. Kappa ; Dons Eberhart, Loomis
Bouton; Gertrude Carey, Resi- Alpha Theta; Neala O'Dell, Kap- h,a: Ka Forbes, Rosa Bouton;
dence Halls for Women; Annlpa Delta: Amy Palmer, Kappa ""'. pp
Carlson, Adelphi; Kay Carlson, I i Delta; Mary Ann Pasek. Chi r, . ,eyl ,a1pa '
House; Doris Christenson, Resi-j Omega; Maxine Peterson. Loomis l?el pat,"'"U' A'Pn Ornicrori
dence Halls for Women.
Marilyn Cook, Love Memorial
hall; Cathy Cox, Alpha Omicron
Pi; Nora Devore, Pi Beta Phi:
Grace Dunn, Women's Residence
halls; Patsy Dutton, Delta Delta
Delta; Delores Estermann, Loom
is hall; Mary Lou Flaherty, Al
pha Chi Omega; Joan Forbes,
Delta Gamma; Mary Louise For-
ney, I House.
hall; Mary Lou Rips, Sigma Delta ' Ma,7, Hoffmeister, Alpha XI
Carol Schepman, Alpha Chi j Carolyn Huston, Love Memorial
Omega; Shirley Schonberg, Delta ! M"ry F ranees Johnson, Love
rPH TYMta- Marilvn Sehnert. Al-I18'1: Phyllis Johnson, Adelphi;
r,ha Xi Delta- Jo Ann Skucius. I Marilyn Karel, Terrace hall; Da
Love Memorial hall; Anita Sprad
ley. Alpha Xi Delta; Nancy Steb
bins, KapDa Kappa Gamma; Lois
Stewart, Adelphi; Lucille Strohn,
Harriett Wenke, Kappa Alpha
vida Dartman, Sigma Delta Tsu.
Pat Lannon, Delta Delta Delta;
Mary Lou Luther, Gamma Phi
Beta; Barbara Malm, I House;
Nancy Moore, Kappa Kappa
Gamma; Marie Mangold, Worn-
I 1 U 1 It. T .i. 1
Lois Gerelick, Sigma Delta, Theta; Artie Wescott, Loomis "fT-J. ,"'.:
Tau; Darlen Goodding, Towne hall; Nancy Whitmore, Alphai8""' alu"CT" i.
club; Connie Gries, Terrace hall: Omicron Pi; Patricia Wiedman.l Continued on Pate 4
College Days Send-off . . .
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OPENING CEREMONY Gene Berg is officially opening the first College Days on the University
campus. This was done Thursday at 1 p. m. Chancellor . Gustavson, seated to the left of Berg,
and Elsworth Du Teau, seated to the left of the Chancellor, also welcomed the College Day
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