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Editorial Comment
The Veil Lifts .. .
Out of the fog of secrecy and uncertainty hover
ing around reports of seven students taken into
custody for painting signs and causing destruction
to campus property comes the answer. An answer
more definite and precise than any other concern
ing "subversive" organizations in recent history.
The answer came in the Jorm of a statement
from Dean T. J. Thompson's office. Dean Thomp
son said "Four students have been' indefinitely
suspended because of their association with Theta
Nu Epsilon."
No longer are suspected members of the organi
sation expelled because of "vandalism" or some
such charge. The charge is being a member of
TNE and with this charge begins an ambitious
"above board'' fight. It has been brought Into the
open and the administration is standing firm on the
strength of its action.
If the expelled members wish to resume their
studies they will have to lift the veil of secrecy
once and for all. They will have to expose their
fellow members of TNE or insure the end of the
era of campus destruction with a sizeable bond.
The question of individual feeling arises in this
case. It must be remembered the University is
fighting to abolish an organization which has been
banned by the Board of Regents. The penalty for
belonging to or associating with such an organiza
tion, as defined by the by-laws of the University,
is mandatory expulsion.
The die has been cast for some time and mem
bers of TNE understood or should have understood
the rules of game they were playing. It is the
desire of many to see the TNE's abolished as a
society but done without the crucifixion of some
of the individual members. The crucifixion is in
evitable. The organization as a whole is outlawed
and with it each individual who chooses to become
a member.
Another question will be discussed as result of
the administration's action. That question is: "Why
were four expelled and the others not." It is a
question which should be explored to the depths
of possibility. It is a question which should be an
swered by Dean Thompson and answered soon.
Real Challenge . . .
Ivy Day is over now. The flower rimmed green
throne is vacant of Its 14 attendants in yellow or
gandy and a lovely queen wearing white satin and
her maid-of -honor at her feet. Workmen have dis
mantled bleachers where hundreds watched the
colorful ivy and daisy chains weave in front of the
court for the royal procession and heard Chancel
lor Gustavson's welcoming address. The throne
where reigned the queen and her court has been
stored away for another year before it will again
stand on Ivy Day ground to witness the happiness,
heartaches, tears both of joy and grief tradi
tional of Ivy Day. Colorful ferns, shrubbery and
flowers that bordered the court's throne are gone
and the ivy planted by the junior and senior class
presidents no doubt will linger on for a few days
and then die away as also is traditional. Grass is
matted where hundreds of college women and men
watched festivities. The ivy grounds seem de
spondently bare today void of excitement and
color of the University's oldest tradition. Ivy Day
is over.
When it was over, 33 juniors walked away from
those grounds feeling a joy they probably will
never experience again in college. Three years
of lost meals because of meetings, late hours be
cause of study or planning, afternoons packed with
little but activities, heartaches and unequaled
worry paid off for them. Assuredly, they deserve
to wear black masks and red hoods as symbols of
their success. But standing in obscurity Saturday,
among the crowds, away from the 33 who were
objects of dozens of cameras, were many times that
number trying to hide a grief that hit hard. Ivy
Day was to be memorable for them, too, but not
in the happy column. These were juniors who lost
out and who won't wear the garb of Innocent and
Mortar Board.
Because of them, the newly tapped S3 have a re
sponsibility to themselves, their predecessors who
had faith in their ability and record and onlookers
to prove their worthiness. The privilege to wear
the symbols has been achieved; the worthiness of
the privilege will be realized a year from now
when the ivy grounds become alive with tradition
As for the forgotten juniors they have a real
challenge. Although they will not wear the black
masks and red hoods, they must not fade into ob
scurity. Rather donn even great spirit to prove
they are winners in the long run. Victors in the
sense that years from today Mortar Board and
Innocent will be a name, and pain of seeing class
mates wearing the cherished outfit will be almost
dead. But what must be alive then, and now, is
the will to continue and fight despite disappoint
ments and unrelenting odds. No doubt it's easy
to write the words and they sound flowery and
tear reeked but intended meaning is valuable.
Certainly the 33 chosen ones and definitely the
other juniors who overcome disappointment will
Yes, Ivy Day is over. But it will come again
and "we will all get drunk on Ivy Day" in some
way, either from joy or heartache. j.k.
Ivy Day Politics?
Etuton wotet I'lrnne i nrin in writ
ing Itttrlpi letter l;nrd by non
d plume mint be acromiutnled by the
writer' name. Letter reprenent only
the vlewn ot the contributor and not
the editor.
To the Editor:
The excitement and furor of
what we all know as Ivy Day has
ended. A day heavily laden with
tradition and good spirits, of
musical competition, capped by
the tapping of the honorary so
cieties. To many, the day was
one of reward for deeds well
done; to others a natural disap
poinment; to still others this day
of tradition was considerably
tarnished by unmitigated political
greed. I am referring, of course,
to the outgoing groups of an out
standing organization the In
nocents Society whose members
are reputedly above selfishness
and petty politicking. To many,
it is evident that this is not the
case. No doubt there are a few
members who have not been cor
rupted; however, the action of
the group has considerably di
minished the presige of the en
tire Innocents Society.' This is a
very unfortunate occurrence.
When certain obviously de
serving individuals are denied
proper recognition for valuable
service rendered the University,
all fair-mmded students boil and
are nausteated by the obvious
miscarriage of justice. Many may
ask how or why this may hap
pen, in at least one case tnis year,
it has been rumored that a man
with an outstanding ' record in
activities was not admitted to the
select circle because of alleged
affiliation with an outlawed or
ganization. However, the individ
ual in question is not a member,
and had, in fact, refused to join.
This rumor is simply a smear,
or possibly a justification for an
inexcusable bit of political
maneuvering. All this looks very
much like an unholy political al
liance between certain retiring
members to insure the tapping of
their men.
The purpose of this letter is
not mere mudslinging nor the
gratification of personal petu
lance. Those who have earned
their honors are to be congratu
lated. Those who were slipped in
by the back door method are not
to be censored; rather, they are
to be pitied as the victims of a
vicious system which permits and
propagates such gross inequities
as have recently occurred.
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ON AN ISLAND WITH YOU (1. to r.) Jack Paap, Carol DeWitt,
Rich Olson, Don Strasheim, Jannelle Mohr, John Sinclair and
Lois Jean Olson are seated under one of the canopies at the Fiji
Islander party Saturday evening.
Brotvn Palace, ZBT, DG, Fiji
Parties Top Ivy Weekend
The Brown Palace held its an-.Walpa and Audrey McCall, Don
nual dinner-dance at Cotner Ter- Polsky and Marilyn Samuelson
race Saturday evening. Their, and Aaron Schmidt and Katy
dates received gold compacts with
the initials BP on them. Dancing
to the music of Bernard Edwards
were: Wayne Bath and Gladys
Novotny, Howard Haight and
Gennete Mundhenke, Max James
and Jenny Reed, Ross Kash and
Dorothy Kappel, Gene Dier and
Pat Rook.
The Zeta Beta Tau "Woopee Ted
Daze" covered the big week-end. Ted
The Delta Gamma scavenger
hunt was Friday night. A treas
ure chest of candy bars were
awarded Jean Van Aucker and
Tom Larson who came back to the
house with the goods they were
sent after. Others hunting for
items were: Susie Reinhardt and
Cannon Sydna Fuchs and
Cannon, Sydna Fuchs and
Friday evening Cotner Terrace I Stan Gerlach, Sally Ainscow and
was the scene of a semi-formal i Tom Stoup, Joy Wachal and Carr
dinner dance. The ZBT dates re- Trumbull.
'Free For All"
'Blundering" TNE's Reach
Crossroads in University Life
Over the weekend, there was quite a little in
terest aroused in the "sub rosa" group known on
th campus as TNE Theta Nu Epsilon.
Part of this interest stemmed from the arrest of
fc-ven students in connection with the decorating
of the campus with the well
known skull. More interest was
aroused during the Ivy Day
ceremonies by the unusual way
in which the honors were dis
tributed. Theta Nu Epsilon has come to
a crossroads in its blundering
trip through University life. No
longer is the vaunted "secret"
organization a strong, in fact an
invincible, political force. Rirgs
For a secret organization, it certainly seems
to do a lot of advertising. The signs posted from
time to time on the sidewalks in front of the
houses testify to this. It's a little embarrassing
to explain to outsiders, too. And the releases
dropped by the TNE publicity committee re
garding new initiates, mode of initiation and the
conventions and dinners given by the organiza
tion, together with the weekly luncheon, all add
tip to a desire for recognition by the members
of this "secret" club.
"Little is known, and what is known is secret"
That's a laugh. Any student who simply keeps
his eyes and ears open for a short time can pick
.By Rod Riggs.
up plenty of details about this group.
Time was when the TNE's had something to
offer a student Prestige and association with a
pretty impressive list of alumni were only a part
of this. But the time has come when the benefits
of membership are far exceeded by the hazards.
Most students, for example, would find it pretty
difficult to explain to those people back home
paying the bills that they were expelled from
school because they were caught painting signs
on the campus in the early morning hours. Seems
like pretty childish behavior for "adult" college
Several students found this year that their
chances for recognition and advancement in stu
dent activities were seriously harmed by the
stigma of TNE membership.
And how about the stndent who isn't a mem- phy will
Will Present
Music Recital
A general recital by graduate
students of the School of Music
will be presented in the Social
Science auditorium Wednesday,
May 9, at 4 p.m.
Richard Bush will sing "Fear
Ye Not, Oh Isreal" by Dudley
Buck. He will be accompanied by
Marcella Schacht.. 'Preghiera" by
Mascagni will be sung by Leland
Finecy, tenor. He will be accom
panied by Cathleen Forbes, vio
linist, and Milford Myhre, pianist.
Marilyn Krikac will play the
first movement of Beethovens
"Sonata, Opus 81." Hubert Payne
will give "Nocturne" by Curran.
"Avantie d Quitter Ces Lieux" by
Gounod will be given by Eugene
morning worked through a chore
"Heimliche Aufforderung" by
Strauss will be sung by tenor
Ray Schaumburg. A flutest, Wil
liam Wurtz, will play "Night
Soliloquy" by Keenan. Robert
! Martell, tenor, will sing . "Chere
Nuit" by Bachelet Marjory Mur-
give 'vrepuscuie" Dy
ceived miniature trophies with
initials and "Woopee Daze" en
graved on them. Dancing to the
music of Aaron Schmidt and his
combo were Leo Schmidt and Jo
Hines, Jack Cohen and Audrey
Greenberg, Al Tulley and Dena
Ltpton and Justin Horwich and
Shirley Speyer.
Saturday night the ZBT's held
the Ivy Day "Esquire Party." The
fraternity was a host to all party
hoppers. Dates were: Betty Strat
ton and Marv Suvalsky, Jerry
The annual "Fiji Islander"
party was held Saturday night.
Tony Eistetter did the decorations
which consisted of South Island
murals, canopies and so on.
Among the couples were: Don
Larson and Peggy Judd, Oztie
Solem and Betty Gallager, Bobbie
Swain and Peg Reynolds, Cicil
Melggin and Micky MacDonald,
Judy Wiebe and Danny Walkens-
dop, Jerry Robertson and Janis
Carter, Sue Porter and Glenn
By Donna Prescott
The Pink Rose dinner wrs held
at the Alpha Gamma Rho housa
Sunday evening. It was tneir
annual sweetheart dinner. Dates
were: ueceua ruiKerion ana
Dean Linscott, Del Olson and
Ruth Gibson, Glenn Nelson and
Rosemary Castner, Arlen Beam
and Betty Fletcher, Don Ander
son and Mary Jean Niehaus.
Pinnings: Don Schneider and
Nancy Koyen from Wayne State,
Jean Dahlkey and Don Kroeger,
Jim Stevenson and Mig Gold
smith, Charles Anderson and
Genene Uhrig.
Marriage: Joel Bailey and Phil
Picnics seemed to take up all
the social life this week.
The Publications, Rag, Corn,
husker and Cornshucks held their
annual picnic Friday afternoon.
A great Softball game was played
and how the Cornhusker won 5
to 2 over the (Rag) no one will
ever know. It must have been
the umpire's fault, consisting of
the Cornhusker staff.
The Beta-Phi Gamm picnie
Friday afternoon held interest
for these people: Bill Pomeroy
and Barbara Bell, Matt Japp and
Jo Lamb, Larry Carney and Mary
Pitterman, Bill Gangle and Char
Ragewich, Bob Pierce and Har.
rlett Wenke, Janet Bailey and
Miller Whitnan.
The Sigma Chi's had a picnie
Saturday evening at the Tussel
grounds. Dates were: Dick Duerr
and Shirley Hamilton, Syd
Sweet and Mary Ann Posek, Don
Bohmont and Dot Low.
Phi Psi picnicers were: Paul
Krause and Gracia Eythe, ohn
Schroeder and Marilyn Vingers,
Bob Tritsch and Pat Huebner,
Jackie Griffiths and Dick Hoven
dick, Jane Carpenter and Jerry
Robbers' Cave was the scene ot
a Sammy picnic Sunday after
noon. On the scene were: Leon
ard Bush and Ruth Ann Levine,
Leonard Mosher and Riva Gittle
man, Herm Sheken and Charlene
Katy, and Harold Gladstone and
Lis Miller.
YW Summer Position Open
Filings are open until Friday,
for summer activities director of
the University YWCA and for
leaders of freshmen commission
Any active member of YWCA
her, but ,s a suspectr I. he any ,ess to the I gg. Thir -vernentof
stigma in ms associations wun outer siuoenw.- be j
This Is something to think about.
Better look to your members, Theta Nu Epsilon.
The time is coming when the University and its
student not only can, but will get along without
you very well.
TNE was doomed from the start by the very
played by Lewis Forney,
French horn, and Marilyn Harms,
The brass quartet will play
"Fantasia" by Banchieri and
"Moods" by Paris. The quartet
is composed of Denny Schneider,
Clothing Drive
To Continue
Until Monday
Stop! Don't throw those old
clothes away!
This is the cry of the Univer
sity YWCA. Their annual spring
clothing drive is now in full
swing. It will continue until
Monday, May 14.
In charge of collecting the old
clothing from all women's resi
dences are the 24 members of the
representative council. They have
set up boxes for the clothing in
each of the resi dences.
Letters will be sent to all stu
dent houses next week request
ing cooperation in the drive.
This includes all men's residence
houses and the student religious
Any person or group not fall- i
ing into the organizations to be ;
specifically contacted by the YW
may file. Blanks are available in
the YW office in Ellen Smith
hall. Interviews will be held next
week for positions.
The summer activities direc- '
tor will begin work this spring. :
One of her duties will be to plan i
programs and tours for summer j
school students in Lincoln. The j
Union is co-sponsor of summer
activties. i
The blanks are to obtain in
formation concerning the num
ber of hours the applicant will
carry in summer school and the
hours in outside work. Questions
concerning work in YWCA ac
tivities and groups will also be
Approximately eight freshmen
commission group leaders will be
choseit this spring to lead fresh
men groups next fall. Leaders to
be chosen must have the ability
to lead discussion groups on a
variety of topics. The commis
sion leaders will help plan fresh
men projects.
Questions concerning the aver
age and activities of the appli
cant will be included in the ap
plication blank.
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trumpet. Dean Dillinger, trumpet,
things that it proclaimed as its virtues. It was i Cole-French hoin and Rob-( js re3ueted tQ contribute also.
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ing in a way that no one could quite stomach.
will soon collaDse under the weight of the in
justice that it has perpetrated.
Main Features Start
1 High Frequency
One-Act Play
Try Outs Are
Dave Cohen Writes Today9 s
Reviews Late Records
By Art Epstien
contact the YW office and make
Hi, gang. Today I would like to introduce to
you, Dave Cohen, who will write the column for
this Issue. Dave is well qualified for tne Job. He
has been studying musical instruments for the past
ten years. These instruments include the trumpet,
nax and clarinet. He has been
qualified to attend the musical
secessions at All-State for three
years, and at the present time he
is a member of the University
band. So at long last you will
read the writings of a musk
man. I hope thst you will likr
what he writes; I do. That's
why I am turning today's col
umn over to him, so that you too
may enjoy what he has to say.
Looking for something bright and different? Well
May 8, 9
Students may try out for parts j arrangements to have them Col
in four one-act plays from 3 to j led on Tuesday, May 15.
5 p.m.. May 8-9, at the Temple. ! The clothes, after collection.
One of the plays, "Stronger j are delivered to some organiza
Wantu We Cry," will be directed tjon that will distribute them
then, here is the music for you understandable, i fcy it author, Cyra JW1-; overseas or to needy persons in
' . j John lijorklun will be production ! .vj. .mtrv
melodic, free from discord, 'Modernisms' and yet , mariageJr are parts for ini8 country.
unusual enough to halt conversations even m tne i f0ur women and three men m
State: "The Yank in Korea,"
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To make arrangements for such ! Island," 1:00, 3:43, 6:26. 9:09
contributions, they are asked to i Husker: "Pride of Mrviar.i
contact YW office or take the 1 1 :00. 3:09. 5:19. 7-2S 0-37
clothing to Ellen Smith hall. mite Pass," 2:04, 4:13, 6:23 8:32
All contacted groups are asked !l0:41.
to deliver their contributions to Varsity: "Raton Pass" 137
Ellen Smith hall also. Those j 3:38, 3:39, 7:40, 9:42. ' ' '
that are unable to do so should
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A , n-tar virtuoso of many years standing Les Paul ' ''S.u"r"CTpr' "ifJf
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now brings to you a captivating demonstration of j ffjr flve women and two men. Ii
his theory that what is good on one guitar is eight j e. directed by Louis Meyers j
times as good on eight guitars ana to prove n ne ana prooucen cy iwary ,-mkict.
nlays them all himself:
Here indeed is a collection of such songs as "Bra
zil "Caravan" and "Lover," to satisfy that mood
for a fresh approach a real 'conversation piece'
on wax.
Some of the singles that you might like include
Terry Lewis doing "Never Been Kissed." Lewis
has again put his clowning mood on the disc so
that everyone may enjoy his humor even when he
is off TV or radio.
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"A Little More Than Km," a
comedy with parts for five
women and two men, will be di
rected by James Hillis. Produc
tion managfr will be Dave Sisler.
A Vy byWiliiam Saroyan,
"Hello Out There," will be di
rected by Marilyn Morsan and
produced by Emmsrie Shramck.
Jack Wenstrand will be super
visor. The cast consists of two
women and five men.
The plays, a project of actors
lab in the speech department,
are open to all University stu
dents. They will be presented
May 21 to 22 in the laboratory
Yciittcr Chosen
Alpha Zeta Head
Clayton Yeutter was elected
chancellor of Alpha Zeta, Ag
college honorary fraternity for
men, last week at a regular
Yeutter succeeds John Wilkin
son who graduates in June. Oth
er officers and their successors.
Eugene Robinson succeeding
Glen Baum as chonie'er; Fred
Hosterman succeeding Eugene
Heurrman as secretary; Larry
Ftollens succeeding Eugene Rob
inson as treasurer; and Art
Becker succeeding Bob Rcichen
bach as scribe.
Alpha Zeta delegate to the Ag
I Exec board will be named at the
1 next meeting.
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write State Personnel Bftsro, 115 L Street, Sacra -menio,
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