The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 18, 1951, Image 1

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Social Functions shall be subject
to punitive action."
"It shall be mandatory to dis
miss from the University any
student found by the Senate Com
mittee on Student Organization
and Social Functions to be assoc
iated with or a member of an or
ganization that encourages or re
quires as a condition for member
ship the drinking of intoxicating
liquor or the practice of immor
ality in any form when this find
ing shall have been reported to
the dean of student affairs or the
dean of women."
"Theta Nu Epsilon has agreed
to dissolve itself now, and for all
time to come."
This statement was issued
Thursday by Chancellor R. G.
Student members and alumni
representatives of the men's sec
ret society also have agreed to
turn over to the Chancellor its
records and complete membership
Stated the Chancellor:
"Recently four students of the
University of Nebraska were ap
prehended by University police
for painting signs on the campus
streets. The four students were
suspended from the University.
Students Re-Instated
"I have taken it upon myself,
after extended conferences with
alumni of the organization and
with its student members, to re
admit the four students to Uni
versity classes on a probationary
bssis '
Added the Chancellor, "The
student members have deposited
in my office sworn statements
of their intention to immediately
dissolve the organization. These
statements have been substanti
ated by pledges from alumni of
the society residing in the Lin
coln area.
"Acting on my own initiative,
I have accepted in good faith the
statement of the society's student
members, and of the society's
alumni. I have every reason to
believe that Theta Nu Epsilon
will cease to exist on the Uni
versity campus. I believe that
its members, both students and
alumni, now recognize that the
purposes of the society are not
in the best interest of the Uni
versity of Nebraska."
Student Furor
The Chancellor's action fol
lowed recent furor expressed in
a Student Council letter to Dr. T.
J. Thompson, Dean of Student
Affairs; the Dean's reply to the
Council, and editorials in The
Daily Nebraskan all of which
condemned the vandalism of TNE.
The Council . letter declared
that "the strongest type of action"
should be taken by administra
tive officials "to root out TNE."
Dr. Thompson's reply stated,
"It was my administrative duty
to suspend the four students
found to be associated with this
nefarious organization."
Cause for Expulsion
The four TNE's were suspended
indefinitely after they were ar
rested for painting their tradi
tional signs on exteriors of sev
eral organized houses and on
Dean T. J. Thompson an
nounced following the suspension
that the men would not be read
mitted until a complete member
ship list was turned in to him, or
until a bond was posted with the
University, guaranteeing that no
further painting would be done
by TNE.
Negotiations with the alumni
and present members of TNE
followed this action.
The expulsion was justified by
section 20 of the By-Laws and
Rules of the Board of Regents
which said in part:
". . . Students found to be as
sociated with organizations not
approved by the Senate commit
tee on Student Organizations and
'SSL Mews
Vol. 51 No. 142
Staff Selects Mielenz. Rami
As Outstanding Nebraskans
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Korea . . .
Red Attack
Tears UN
Battle Lines
A new red all-out offensive
began Thursday as an estimated
96,000 Chinese stormed United
Nations lines in Korea.
Communists attacked along 75
miles of the eastern and central
fronts -as U.N. planes, artillery
and mine fields took a heavy toll.
U.N. artillery batteries killed
reds by the thousands. Said one
artilleryman, "We are not firing
except at groups of 100 or more."
The Chinese attack occurred.
south of Inje, north of the 38th
parallel. Communist casualties
Thursday were estimated at
Draft Cat Called
Foolish' by Truman
Sen. Robert A. Taft's sugges
tion to cut armed forces man
power goal by 500 thousand men
was called "very foolish" by
President Truman Thursday.
Truman said the plan was "an
Invitation to war' with Russia
and that "penny-pinching now
may mean throwing away lives
of our soldiers later on."
The goal for the armed forces
during the next year is 3.5 mil
lion. Taft has suggested a drop
in the goal to about 3 million be
cause of a large "waste oi per-
sonnel" which he thinks can be
Acheson May
CaaM Bonfire
The answer of Secretary of
Slate Acheson to his republican
critics might cause a political
Acheson jovially told the crit
ics that he had "enlisted for the
Members of the congressional
committee investigating the Mac
Arthur ouster have been becom
ing more and more worked up
about the State Department head
bnd his policies.
The Weather
Mofttly cloudy Friday and Sat
urday with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. No decided change
in temperature. IUth Friday 65-70
west to near 75 east.
CiDoifs Fmd Sfudving
OFF FOR THE DAY Thege young ladies can find other things
to do during final week than studying picnicking, the movies
er maybe ju t out for a ride. They are (1. to r.) Cinny Cooper, Anne
Jane Hal) and Barbara Reinecke.
Rob Raun and Mary Mielenz
have been chosen outstanding
Nebraskans for this semester.
Raun was voted the outstand
ing student, and Miss Mielenz,
the outstanding faculty member
by Daily Nebraskan staff mem
bers. Both were honored for "meri
torious service toward promot
ing the welfare" of the Univer
sity. Raun is past president of
Student Council and Innocents
and Miss Mielenz is faculty ad
viser to four campus organiza
tions. Raun's efforts as Student
Council president were climaxed
Wednesday when University stu
dents accepted the constitution
for the Student Council in a rec
ord vote. Through his efforts
this year, work on the constitu
tion was completed after a period
of two years. In addition he led
the Council in various investiga
tions of campus problems affect
ing University students.
Raun's Activities
Raun has served as president
of Innocents, Ag Exec board and
Alpha Gamma Rho. He is a
member of Block and Bridle, Al
pha Zeta and the senior livestock
judging team.
In addition to his outstanding
record in campus activities, Raun
has maintained an enviable scho
lastic record. He will be grad
uated in June at the top of his
graduating class with an 8.6 av
erage. Serving as faculty adviser to
four student organizations, Build
ers, Student Council, Mortar
Board and Coed Counselors, Miss
Mielenz was cited for her active
interest in student activities and
Individual Interest
She is supervisor of English at
Oiie Ja . . . . ,
Teachers college high scnooi anar
continually shows outstanding
interest in each individual stu
dent. Miss Meilenz also has
demonstrated her concern for
student problems as a member of
the Teachers college advisory
committee and the faculty com
mittee on student auairs.
ch. rfKorvM the title of out -
standing faculty memrjer oi mejDesi supporting roies in umvci
semester not only for work thisjsity theater productions.
semester, but lor enons oi yie
semesters. Her constant
aHvico toward various campus
organuations has been invalu
Each semester The Daily Ne-sis of tne characterization
braskan votes on two outstand-, and Nebraska Masquers senior
ing Nebraskans from nomina- awar(j) an annual award present
tions submitted by students and) by 8enjors to the outstanding
faculty members.
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jTours Request
The Builders campus tours di
rector, Cecilia Pinkerton, re
teived a very unusual request
last week. A-
The letteV from a University
graduate who was teaching in an
Omaha grade school, said, "Only
two out of my 60 pupils have
ever been out of Omaha. I
would like to take them orf a
nur of the camDus and the stu-
rients have made
tne request
that they would like to meet
nns Rwnnlds. Charlie Toogooa
and Fran Nagle."
Karma Kimball, Don Lchm-
. li j t. cuHor wit th
KUni ana ium ""J"- .
rt mile
nn the camDus tour ana
in the N-club lounge they nfet
Bob 'Reynolds, Charlie Toogood
and Fran Nagle.
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mmmimw fsifi
To Initiate
At Banquet
The seventh annual University
theater award dinner, in conjunc
tion with Nebraska Masquers ini
tiation, will be held Friday, Mayj
18, at 6:30 m the Terrace room
of the Lincoln hotel.
-.- At the end of the dramatic sea
son all actresses and actors in
each group of productions are
i ranked by members of a faculty
committee. The actress and actor
! in pnfh err-nun ianlraH f l ret will
in each group ranked first will
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awarded the "Oscar." Those
ranked second will be cited by
honorable mention.
Major Role
Masquer acting awards will behave airea(jy been ordered will',
presented to the best actress and be nere May 22," said Aaron ! Longmore
actor in a major role and to the
; actress and actor producing the!
Other awards to be presented
j Four awards in Experimental
! theater actine. iudeed on the ba-
freshman in theatre activities.
u, our .war in -
The T.nhnratorv theater direct-
ing award; two acting awards, one l today j The cover includes a colored i Tuesday, April 17, to record. The
each to the best actor and actress; Tn ,b includes: "Dear Old, picture of the full ROTC march-group finished a bout 10:30 p.m.
a scene design award presented ;N b k v b H Pecha;ing band which will be in the; Plans for the band album be
for the most outstanding success (M h . 1. Cornhuskers" bv! traditional Husker colors, scar- j gan a half year ago. Alumni
in scene destgn tor a production,
and the Nebraska Masquers serv-
ice award to the man and woman
who have rendered the most out
standing service in the University
Purple Masque
initiation win oe neia ior new
... ' i i i j m .
.members xf Nebraska Masquers,
fwi rhanter of the National col
legiate players and national dra -
;matic honorary fraternity, ivew
; momlvn of th Purnle Masque.
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aramauc iiunur tou un.viinnj ....,....
student achieving "highest attain
ments in fields of dramatic art,
will also be announced.
To Interview
The Committee on Student
Publications will hold interviews
for positions on The Daily Ne
braskan and Cornhusker Satur
day, May 19 in the Union faculty
Daily Nebraskan interviews
will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday,
May 19. Interviews for Cornhus
ker positions will follow "Rag"
The Daily Nebraskan summer
positions include editor and busi
ness manager. The paper is pub
lished twice weekly during the
nine week summer session.
The fall "Rag" staff includes
editor, busines manager, five
news editors, feature editor. Ag
editor, sports editor assistant
sports editor, photographer, three
assistant business managers and
circulation manager.
The circulation manager will be
appointed by the committee for
the first time this year. Applica
tions will be accepted through
Thursday, May 17.
Cornhusker posts to be filled
are: editor, business manager, as
sistant editor, managing editor
and assistant business manager.
Interviews for these positions will
be following Daily Nebraskan
iCaps, Gown
Is May 25
Caps and gowns must be or
dered by those graduating in June
at least by Friday, May 25.
The caps and gowns may be
rented at the Nebraska Book
store and Peden's Co-op Book
store for $12.75 plus a dollar de
posit which will be refunded
when the caps and gowns are re-
The caps and gowns which
Schmidt, senior class president.
Deadlines for ordering an
nouncements are also May 25.
Leather - covered announcements
are 70 cents each. Bristol board
cards are 40 cents.
Both types include names of
all students receiving degrees,
various campus scenes and a pic
ture of Ferguson hall.
NU Band Album Sales to Start Today;
f Cornhusker Marches, hongs
..r n Pnrfr
RiDDl e and Quick; "Thunder and!
"., hv llH1! anA Laurpn-1
eau- and "Purple Carnival" by
AKord a"val y
"The Chant" and "The Corn-
along witn -nan trsuy oy
xvrZt ami rhnowetfi "Hail Ne-
Ayres ana cnenowem, nai nc-
Ayres ana uwnoweui,
' i t t i. t .ii m i. Aw
orasKa oy d i, j,.....
anu .wiu.u.
... tt 1 1 . o
rnce ot tne aioum win oe
.and will be sold at booths in the
union ana oc.iooi yi mui.. V
tribution agency win pe me ym-
' w;ii ,hi.h
will send upon mail order re
quest the ROTC band album at
$3 plus a 40 cent mailing charge.
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Friday, May 18, 1951
All individual subscribers
to Corn Shucks who would
like their money refunded for
the last issue, which will not
appear, should apply at the
Corn Shucks o.'ice at the
following times.
Monday 10 to 12 a.m.
Tuesday 10 to 12 a.m.
Wednesday 1 to 3 p.m.
A 20 cent refund will be
given to all students who
present subscription stubs.
NU Plans
For 1400
Fourteen hundred students will
be graduated Monday June 4.
The number includes all senior
and graduate students on city and
Ag campuses. Approximately 400
more students were graduated last
Commencement exercises will
be held at the Coliseum at 10:30
a.m. Doors will be opened to the
general public at 9:45 a.m. The
processional of graduates will
start at 9:50 a.m. between Social
Sciences and Geography build
ings and proceed north.
Each senior will receive three
courtesy tickets for parents, rela
tives or friends planning to at
tend commencement exercises.
Tickets will be honored only until
9:45 a.m'.
Tickets will be enclosed with
the letter of instructions mailed
to each University senior by the
registrar's office. No additional
tickets may be obtained.
An important rehearsal for the
ceremonies and awarding of de
grees will be held Saturday, June
2, at 11 a.m. in the Coliseum. All
members of the graduating class
are requested to attend.
Commencement exercises for
the College of Medicine will be
held in Omaha, Saturday morn
ing, May 26 at Joslyn Memorial.
Chancellor R. G. Gustavson will
present the degrees.
Red Crllldron ejects
The Association of Red Guidron
ROTC, field artillery honorary,
elected their officers Tuesday for
The following officers were
elected: commanding officer, My
ron Longmore; executive officer,
Gustave Erickson; secretary and
custodian, John Durr; and treas
urer Roy Stohler.
let and cream. Pictures of thejirom airifnTni"
ROTC band in half-time forma- throughout the United States
tion at the football games and
'and d showjng 61 Nebraska!
high school bands, performing I
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A brief resumcjof the history,
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' nn (k. .nnt intiJo fftVPV
About a momn ago x.uc u,uv
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""-TZ'," 7:rn nressions of John Shild-
in thr.lO,.
Recorded Kumber.
Band members congregated in
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Draft Ranks Second
In Staff Evaluation
By Ken Rystrom
Suspension of four University students associated
with Theta Nu Epsilon, outlawed campus organization,
was the top news story of the semester at the University,
according to a poll of Daily Nebraskan staff members.
The TNE affair was rated far ahead of the second
place story, the draft and universal military training.
The ten most outstanding news
stnries. as Dicked by the 11 edi
tors, are (top stories received
lowest scores):
1. TNE suspension and activi
ties 2. Draft and UMT
3. Constitutional Controversy
4. College Days
5. University Budget
6. & 7. "Good News" and Ivy
Day (tie)
8. Don Cooper's pole vault
9. Collapse of Independent
Student association
10. Coed cheerleaders on the
yell squad
Suspension Followed
The suspension of TNE mem
bers occurred May 7, following
a series of campus disturbances
the night of May 2. Seven stu
dents were caught by Lincoln and
University police while painting
their traditional signs around
the campus.
Although action has not been
taken against three of them, the
other four were indefinitely sus
pended from the University.
Dr. T. J. Thompson, dean of
student affairs, who made the
suspensions, was backed by the
Student Council and The Daily
TJphraskan. An oDen letter to
Dean Thompson from the coun-
cil urged him and other univer
sity officials to rid the campus of
"TNE's corruptive and destruc
tive influences." j
The Daily Nebraskan called up
on the student body to inform Banquets, special programs and
the administration of its wishes ; displays highlighted the three
in regard to TNE and asked that day festival, making it the Uni
all negotiations with the orgam- versity's third biggest news item,
zation be made public. .. ... J
- First Opportunity ' The University "budget' caused
Dean Thompson said the inci- j fireworks at the Capitol building
dent was his first real opportu- during March and rated number
nity to actively fight TNE since! four jn the news poll. Gov. Val
1A40 when a similar situation
The draft threat probably wor
ried University men more during
the semester than any other sin
gle item outside the campus.
However, approximately three-
fourths of a total ot 1,07b stu
dents favored universal military
training, according to a poll taken
during second semester registra
tion. A majority favored training
for 18-year-olds or high school
graduates, lasting from 12 to 21
However, the big news on the
draft situation was the announce
ment of an examination defer
ment plan, which draft boards
! the Union ballroom at 11
have long requested an aioum oi
Nebraska band recordings
Don Lentz spoke to C J.
rnPfment With the help of
rangemeni. wun we neip
aamma lambda, band honorary.
detail and obstacles were over-
n th record in
come so the recordings could be
aA r r, nn f,le
snlcndid co-ODCration
Sector TZ
union, these recordmgs could not
I have been possible.
final worries away while they concentrate on more impor
tant matters a good Nebraska sun tan.
i FINAL8 FORGOTTEN These coeds (to L.) have Interests centered
on other things than math, English and ed finals. These card flendi
re (r. to 1.) Dorce Canady, Jane Jackson, Joyce Albers, Mary
Lou Flaherty, Jane McCormick and Jan Lindquist
may use as the basis of defer
ment for college students.
Dean Thompson praised the
plan and urged all men students
to take the tests on one of the
examination dates. Chancellor R.
G. Gustavson, addressing a con
vocation of University men, said
that the qualifications examina
tions would help the government
determine how the nation's man
power problems should be solved.
Battle Rages
Campus groups waged a hot
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uauie oi wuras us me lime la
: vote on the revised Student Coun
cil constitution drew near.
Charges and counter-charges flew
thick and fast as each group tried
to prove its point.
The proponents of the new con
stitution finally prevailed, as a
near record vote of 2,589 students
gave the measure a 325 vote ma
jority. The measure will now go
to the Board of Regents for final
A year of planning ended April
26-28 as the first annual College
Days brought thousands of per
sons to the University. The pro
gram featured open house by all
colleges, departments and organ
ized houses as well as the annual
Engineers' Week and Farmers'
Festival Highlights
, Peterson's recommendations st
University funds were $2 mil
lion below the University's re
quest. When the budget came be
fore the legislature's budget com
mittee, Chancellor Gustavson and
25 University deans and officials
testified in behalf of the requested
$13 million University budget
for the next two years.
Students Appeared
Two weeks later seven Univer-
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16 Men Called
To Active Duty
Sixteen University men have
been called to active duty by the
air force. More men will receive
their orders soon.
Ira Epstein, Charles Hughes,
Harold Hatch, Don Etmund and
Herbert Engdahl will report to
Offutt Field in Omaha. Leon
Pfeiffer will go to Brooks air
force base in Tex.
Reporting to Fort Frances E.
Warren in Wyoming are Robert
McCune, Ralph Vollmer, Robert
Shively, Eliot Wagner and Donald
William Henkle will be working
at the air force finance center in
Denver. Duane Dickerson will re
port to the adjutant general's
squadron in Los Angles.
Richard Churchill will be sta
tioned at Truax air force base in
Wisconsin. Vincent Adams will
report to Bartow air force in
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Samuelson and Jo O'Brien put