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VOL. 51 No. 84
Friday, February 15, 1952
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Improvements iW B . r
are Indeed today
University, rightly to be
nized among the foremost univer
sities of the United States," Dr.
George W. Rosenlof, dean of ad
missions, declared Thursday.
' Commenting on the 83rd anni
versary of the founding of the
University, Rosenlof compared to
day's University with the Univer
sity he knew hi 1921 as a student
and in 1922 as a member of the
""I've seen extensive changes in
flie University of Nebraska," he
declared, "physically, socially,
spiritually, athletically and in its
Rosenlof predicted, however,
that even greater days are ahead
for the University. The fac
ulty, student body and citizens
of Nebraska are all pledged to
Insure its greatness, he added.
"Physically," he said, "the cam
pus is revolutionized with the ad
dition of such units as the sta
dium, coliseum, Morrill hall, An
drews hall, Burnett hall. Student
Union, Love library, and more re
cently, the Military and Naval
Dr. Ro we
Life In '97
Chapel Monday through Friday
at 10 a.m.
This was part of University life
la 1897, Dr. E. W. Rowe, Lincoln
physician, recalls. Speaking of life
on the campus before the turn of
the century, he said almost every
student went to the services con
ducted in University halL
From 10 to 10:20 the chan
cellor, who was an ordained
minister, gave a regular church
service. Announcements were
made and hymns were sung.
The most heated controversy In
'97 was the demand on the part
of the state legislature to move
the entire University to Ag cam
pus, Dr. Rowe said. He remem
bers that in the spring show, one
of the class skits was centered on
Students satirizing the chan
cellor and college deans pushed
wheelbarrows across the stage
which supposedly contained
pieces of the University in the
process of being moved to Ag.
Extra-curricular activities cen
tered about debating and oratory
when Dr. Rowe ws in school. The
literary societies were the most
prominent of the few student or
ganizations. Whenever outstanding
persons visited Lincoln, i n e y
spoke in Palladian society hall in
Ellen Smith was an active fac
ulty member and not just the
name of a University building, Dr.
Rowe said. She first was a Latin
teacher and then served as regis
trar and recorder.
"She had a sharp tongue and
quite a personality," he recalled,
"but she had a big heart." She
was a friend of almost every
student, he said.
The present Music building was
a private conservatory in lovi.
However, it had a dining room
where many University students
ate their meals.
Sciences building, Ferguson hall
and the proposed new physical
education building to the north.
Similar changes have taken place
on the College of Agriculture
He estimated that the Univer
sitys physical plant has more
than doubled in its capacity dur
ing the thirty years he has been
The faculty has practically dou
bled, as Rosenlof recalls it, while
"the quality of instruction has
been a source of the greatest sat
isfaction to all of us who love
In terms of student personal
services, the University has
made "most remarkable" prog
ress, the dean said. "Witness the
beautiful women'i residence
halls, men's dormitories, sorori
ties and fraternities. The health
department and the medical
care now provided are a far cry
from the days when I was a
student on this campus."
Rosenlof declared that one of
the most important features has
been the growth of religious cen
ters under the supervision 01 ae
nominational groups. Where there
was one prominent religious lead
er on the campus in 1921, there
are now some 15, he said.
"I cannot help but believe that
the moral and spiritual are in
deed greater concerns of all of
our people," he reflected.
In the past 30 years, Rosenlof
said, the University has grown ia
ternationally. To the school are
coming young men and women
from all parts of the world.
Outside of a limited number
of students from the Philippines,
China, Hawaii and Puerto Rico,
he said, "we now have students
from no less than 46 different
In commenting on the present
faculty, the dean declared that one
of the finest things about n nas
been its genuine loyalty to the
University. Many have had op
portunities to go elsewhere at
greatly increased salaries, he said,
but "we have managed to Keep
on our faculty many times more
who love, the University and who
choose to remain here."
He paid tribute to Chancellor
Gustavson for his "vision for the
institution and his determina
tion that the University shall
continue to plow new furrows
In the fields of scholarship, re
search' and public service."
The University Foundation also
received praise from Rosenlof fori
its strides in endowment lunds
and special contributions as well
as for development of research
The Alumni association, he said,
is today the largest it has ever
been in the history, of the lnsti
tution. Today there are chapters
all over the country.
Services of the University to
the United States government
"In terms not only of agricul
ture and home economics but in
the sciences and military sci
ences have been very noticeably
Increased" daring the 30-year
period, he said.
"Our leadership in every phase
of university life has been recog
nized all over the world. Many of
our staff and administrative per
sonnel now occupy positions of na
tional recognition, and national if
not international leadership," Ros
enlof declared. i
SOMETHING NEW HAS BEEN ADDED . . . Bearing completion is this new Agronomy building
(top center) which will house the agronomy department of the University and the U.S. department
of agriculture. Below is Nebraska Hall which is non-existant now. (Daily Nebraskan Photos.)
University Shorn 83 Years Of Progress
Through Continual Building Expansion
The University has, in the last 83 years, pro- house and Love library have been added to the
gressed from a small prairie crossroads overrun campus. Love library was built for $800,000 over
by grazing cattle to a modern well organized insti
tution of higher education. A symbol of this growth
has been the continual building expansion of the
In 1870, University hall, the University's first
building, was erected at the cost of $146,700.
Cattle grazing on the campus created such a
problem that an iron fence was erected to keep
them out. Pharmacy hall, built in 1885, was the
second building to appear on the campus and in
1887 Nebraska hall, Grant Memorial and the first
power plant were completed. The old library
building was opened in 1891.
Ag college was born in 1896, with Poultry Hus-
five times the cost of University hall
Last April, Ferguson hall, the newest addi
tion to the family of buildings, was dedicated,
and on the Ag campus the new Agronomy build
ing is nearing completion. The Agronomy build
ing, costing $175,000, is U-shaped and three
stories high. It will house the Agronomy de
partment of the University and the U.S. Depart
ment of Agriculture.
The University is now on a 10 year building
program, of which there is approximately 5 years
left Among new buildings which will be seen in
the near future are: Swine research building; In-
sectary building; reconstruction of the Temple,
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bandry hall, followed in 1899 by the Experiment in. tHonf Wooitv,. xvr,' u u- r,
Sftinn KniMino A.it,i ,.. ..., . !ng' student Health. Pharmacy building; Bacter-
inlnirv hlllilrtinrf Mann rstU i 1 j: . .. .
""t,j i.ioi.j uuicis, jiiLiuuiiig new Duila
station building. Agricultural hall was built
1904 and the Home Economics building was fin
ished in 1908.
Downtown the halls of learning again clustered
up after the turn of the century. Administration
hall was erected in 1905 and the Temple building
and the former museum building followed the next
year. In the past two decades, Love and Carrie
Belle Raymond dormitories along with the field
ings for the Medical college, will be seen being
These buildings, which outlined the horizon
of the last generation of students, have increased
in sentimental value where they have decreased
in monetary value and are expected to pass
out of sight in the coming decades, replaced by
the campus of the future.
Legislature Unanimously Passed Act
To Establish University Feb. 15, 1869
By KATHY RADAKER
Today The Daily Nebraskan
commemorates the 83rd birthday
of the University, in which we
not only look back at this institu
been? a member of the family since
1926, when he was appointed pro
fessor of ancient history. He be
came dean in 1932.
. . Earl S. Fullbrook, dean of the
College of Business Administra
tion's notable past but also for- tion, has been on the staff since
ward to a promising and hopeful' 1920 and became dean in 1946.
future. Bert L. Hooper, dean of the Col-
A statute, later to become the lege of Dentistry, graduated from
Charter of the University of Ne-J College View high school in 1911
braska, was enacted in 1869, less and received his doctor's degree
than two years after the state be- in dentistry from the University,
came a member of the union, and Roy M. Green, dean of the Col
four years after the Civil war and lege of Engineering and Archi
Lincoln's assassination. The citytecture, graduated from the Uni
of Lincoln had been designated as versity in 1914.
the capital only two years before, Robert W. Goss, dean of the
a time when Lincoln had a popu- Graduate College, has been as
lation of 1,000, only well water,' sociated witl the University since
few or no sidewalks and thej 1920, becoming Dean of the grad-
present campus was raw prairie, uate college in 1941.
Observance of the anniver
sary of the founding of the Uni
versity, the annual Charter
Day banquet, will be held Wed
nesday, Feb. 20, at the Union.
Nineteen deans and deans emer
itus will be the guests of honor
at the banquet.
The Nebraska Builders Award,
Edmund O. Belsheim, dean of
the College of Law, came here in
Frank E. Henzlik, dean of the
Teachers College, joined the fac
ulty in 1924 and was appointed
dean in 1931.
Harold C. Lueth, dean of the
College of Medicine, has been as-
highest non-academic honor con- sociated with the medical schools
f erred by the Board of Regents, 0f Northwestern university and
will be presented. It is given to the University of California. From
an individual who has made an! 1942 to 1945 he was the sureeon
outstanding contribution to the'general's liaison officer to the
life and progress or nis state. American Medical association. He
The deans being honored are: lis leaving the University after
Carl W. Borgmann, dean of this year.
faculties, joined staff in 1947. George E. Condra is director of
George W. Rosenlof, dean of ad-conservation and survey division
missions and inter-institutional re-!wjth the rank of Dean.
lationships. became a professor of. o. J. Ferruson is dean emeritus
secondary education in 1934 and 0f the College of Engineering and
was appointed director of admis
sions and registrar in 1940
G. A. Grubb is dean emeritus of
The University eounts Feb, 15
as its birthday, for it was on that
day, back in 1869, that the Ne
braska legislature passed the act
which established the University.
There were no students around
to help the University celebrate
its first birthday, though. Classes
didn't start until the fall of 1871,
when 20 students five freshmen,
two sophomores, one junior and
12 "irregulars" were enrolled.
On Charter Day in 1881 (Just
a decade, lacking a few months,
after the institution first opened
its doors to students), Dr.
Samuel Aughey, first professor
of natural sciences, delivered an
address on "The Ideas and the
Men that Created the University
He pointed out that the settlers
of Nebraska were by no means
unanimous in their desire to es
tablish a university. Some argued
that the state was too poor to af
ford such an institution. Others
pointed to the lack of preparatory
schools and argued that the build
ing of a university should follow
the growth of a system of second
ary schools. Still others believed
that it should be wholly under
the control of the churches as it
had been in the eastern states.
Against these arguments, men
came forward to urge that a new
state could not too early estab
lish institutions of higher learn
ing. Others felt that the time
had come for the establishment
of a university controlled by the
people for the benefit of all.
Many, while realizing that the
prairies had to be subdued, appre
ciated the fact that there were
other interests besides that of the
dollar. There was a recognition
that culture was something desir
able lor its own sake and that a
university would be a good adver
tisement for the new state and
would serve to induce settlers to
locate in Nebraska.
Though there was much ar
gument over the University in
the early years of Its operation,
there was a great unanimity in
the legislature when the Insti
tution was chartered. The char
ter bill Introduced In the Senate
by E. E. Cunningham did not
receive a single negative vote
in either house of the legisla
ture. Dr. Aughey also called atten
tion to the fact that many of Ne
braska's leading citizens' were
young men, and that many of
them had the benefit of college
education in the East before com
ing to Nebraska. They saw clearly
the need for a university and
worked vigorously to bring it into
T. J. Thompson, dean of student the Colleee of Dentistrv.
affairs, came in 1919 and was ap- r. a. Lvman Is dean emeritus
pointed Dean of Student Affairs 0f the College of Pharmacy.
in 1927. i James E. LeRossingnol is dean
Miss Marjorle Johnston, dean of emeritus of the College of Busi-
women was appointed to her of
fice in 1946 after having served
two years as assistant dean
Across the nation alumni chap
ters in most major cities will
W. Vincent Lambert, dean of commemorate the foundine of the
the College of Agriculture, was university.
administrator of the agricultural j Observance in New York City
research administration in the 0f charter Day, actually Jeb. 15,
us Jjcpann.em 01 jsriuuuuic uc-,wm not be held until April. Chi-
fore coming to the university.
C. II. Oldfalher, dean of the
cago held its meeting Feb. 8.
Observance of Charter Day will
Madrigal Singers To Perform
At NU Charter Day Banquet
At the Charter day banquetlHcre" (19th century); and "This
Wednesday the University madri- Little Rose" (20th century),
gal singers will present a program The madrigal, directed by Da
of five numbers ranging from the vid Foltz, includes: Peggy Bayer,
fifteenth century to present day. Nancy Norman, Gwen Grosshans,
The music will be presented Pat Laflin, Jo Smith, Gladys No
ln the close, intimate madrigal votny, Rosemary Castner, Mar
manner, with the singers seated jorie Danly, Nancy Button, Vir
around a table. glnia Cummihgs, Jan Wagner,
The numbers to be presented Janice Fullerton, Bob VanVoorhis,
are "O Softly Singing Lute" (15th Milford Myhre. Bob Brown. Jack
century); "In Delightful, Pleasant 'Anderson, Jack Wells, John Mo
Groves" (16th century); "Comejran, Dan Rrsdal, Jerry Colling,
Away, Death" (17 Century); "0 Vaughn Jaenike, Warren Rasmus
What a Lovely Magic Hath Been .'sen and Earl Jenkins.
College and Arts and Sciences, has be held in the following 20 cities:
Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Waltjr K
The Daily Nebraskan Is pub
lishing this special edition in
observance of Charter Day,
the University's 83rd birthday.
Therefore, stories which would
have appeared on the front
page will be found on the back
page of today's issue.
News appearing on page four,
in brief, is:
First leadership conference
sponsored by the Mortar
Boards and Innocents will be
held Saturday. Open to all
University students, it will pro
vide discussion periods led by
representatives of campus ac
tivities and faculty members.
First Universal Day of Prayer
for students will be held Sun
day evening with T. V. Koo
as principal speaker.
Bob LaShelle was elected
president of the Red Cross Col
lege Unit for the coming year.
Other officers are Joyce John
son, Pat Llndgren and Nancy
WAVE officers will be on
campus Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday to explain the re
serve training program to Uni
Beggs, chairman of the board of
Inter-Collegiate Athletics, speaker,
I Denver, Colo., Feb. 15.
I Detroit, Mich., Chancellor Gus
tavson will speak Feb. 18.
; Clinton, Tenn., movies of the ,
Iowa State game were shown
Indianapolis, Ind., Dr. - Juul
1 Nielsen, graduate of the Univer
sity and superintendent and di
rector of Indiana Council ,;of
Mental Health, ijeaks.
Kansas City, Kan., Bill Glassford
will speak Feb. 15.
Long Beach, Calif., Paul Zim
merman, graduate of the Univer
sity and sports editor of the Los
Angeles Times, speaker.
Washington, D.C., Dean Green
of the College of Engineering will
speak Feb. 15.
Portland, Ore., Perry Branch,
secretary-director of the Univer
sity Foundation spoke Feb. 13.
Seattle, Wash., Branch will
apeak Feb. 16. . -
Sioux City, la.; Dean Fullbrook
of the College of Business Admin
istration will speak .Feb, 21.
Los Angeles, Schnectady, N.Y.;
Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Houston
aftd St Louis also will pay special
attention to Charter Day.
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