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For M en
By SALLY HALL
Sandbags, sand boils, thick
ankle-deep mud and sleepless'
ness. These were tne mam
ingredients of life on the
levees for some 800 Univer
Filling sandbags was the first
step in the seemingly endless pro
cess of reinforcing dikes. The
back-breaking monotonous work
had to be done and among the
-workers were Art Kuhl, Larry
Nordhues, Lon Dischner and Jim
Jackson. They had been shoveling
sand all night and in the under
stating manner of men engaged in
heroic but dull work said, "We're
awfully tired of sand."
University students were also
a vital part of the chain of men
passing sandbags to be stock
piled for emergency use along:
levee tops. Gene Eno, Pete SIu
sar, Pete Kaestner, Milo Bra
bee, Hyle Thibaalt, and Dean
Jamison had been on the dikes
Friday for 72 hours with little or
They were to sign up for 12 hour
shifts, but "most guys signed for
double shifts 24 hours straight."
Ira Epstein and Dan Fogel had
been helping with emergency
dike-building for over 24 hours at
the Omaha airport, where many
University students were concen
trated, and were planning on go
ing home for some sleep. They
took a bus going south and soon
found themselves passing sand
The whole levee Is a picture
In, grey. The muddy Missouri,
dirty sandbags, grey buildings,
black mud, and grey men. Many
students spent the night in
sandbag "telephone booths"
where telephones connect the
entire Omaha levee system.
The burning of carbon lamps
covered them with small car
bon particles and Dick Cordell's
normally blond hair was as a
continuation of the over-all
VOL. 51 No. 127
Voice of 6000 Cornhutker
Monday, April 21, 1952
a n n
Six hundred eight students
will receive recognition at the
-!4tn annual Honors Convoca
tion Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the
Sen. Wayne Morse of Oregon
will be main speaker.
The convocation honors Uni
.versity students and student or
ganizations which have earned
superior or high scholarship.
Included in the list of hon
orees will be the names of
Pat Peck was elected president
of Kappa Alpha Mu, photo-journalism
honorary, at a business
meeting and election of officers
Miss Peck, a junior in Arts and
aciences, was treasurer of KAM
the past year.
Other new officers are Leon
ard Zajicek, vice president;
Wilda Weaver, secretary, and
Del Harding, treasurer.
During the business meetine.
f roi. ti. t , Morgan.
senior students who during
the two preceding semesters
have been in the upper three
per cent of their respective
colleges and of those who will
have been on the Honors list
since matriculation as fresh
men. The list will also include the
names of those students recog
nized as being in the upper 10
per cent of each class of each
college or school.
In addition, announcement of
prizes and awards will be made.
Precedure at the Convocation
will not differ greatly from past
years, except for one major
change in the printed programs.
Students in the upper 10 per
cent of their class will have
their names listed only once and
the organizations to which they
belong will follow the name.
In the past all honorary or
ganizations were listed and
names of members included.
The only honorary organiza
tions to be listed this year will
be those that have 33 per cent
of their membership on the
honor rolls at the convocation.
Seniors who have been on the
Honor roll since their matricula
tion will be seated on the stage
in caps and gowns. These sen
iors will be given special certi
ficates. Senator Morse, Republican
from Oregon, will speak on
"Ethical Standards in Govern
ment." He is a member of the
senate committee on armed
Morse received his masters
and Ph. D. degrees from the
University of Wisconsin. He
earned his L.L.B. at the Univer
sity of Minnesota and finished
with a J. D. degree from Colum
He taught as an assistant
professor at Minnesota and
Oregon. He became a dean at
KAM, dicussed the photo comoeti
JtaTones was another student &;'ei W "a?al n-
ine with the telenhone svs- rr 'uu..'" ",e university
tern. His job was to help
ISosCu" Itnw Meinniib
tern. His job was to help Keepi . t
ui u Morgan gave a few pointers on
nuuga i uniting oiuvuiiiiT ut iiuw ' lr- . . ;
lying loremen or changes and Jj " ;:' 7,V " . f
supplying information to other
points along the levee.
The link between dike tele
pnones ana a central ornce are
small switchboards along the
levees. At one point, Don Hewitt
and Jack Heckenlively were op
erating one of the switchboards
with no previous experience. They
nad been on the lob since Wednes
day and their only comment was,
"What's been going on at school?"
Emergency work kept many
students working day and night.
Ed Berg. Bill Beltzer, Jack
Gardner, Larry Noruin and Jack
Warrick were rushed to a dike
break Thursday night and
"threw sandbags into that crazy
water until we thought our arms
lication. "Action, expression and
composition are very important in
making a news picture-," he said.
Stanley Sohl, co-sponsor of
the organization, read a list of
rules for the photo portfolio to
be exchanged with the Univer
sity of Bengal, India, next fall.
Sohl said prints for the port
folio must be on double-weight
paper 8"xl0" or larger. "If the
prints . are mounted, they should
be on. single weight mounting
Doara wnn no Doraer snowing," ne
The portfolio will contain ten
prints with not more than one
print from each individual. "Only
members of Kappa Aloh Mu are
eligible to enter prints in the port
folio," he added.
Forty-eight outstanding University students were named members of Phi Beta
Kappa or Sigma Xi Friday evening at the annual joint meeting of the two top-ranking
campus honorary societies.
Joe N. Gifford, Mrs. Lois Bryson, Marilyn R. Olson, R. Thomas
Griffith, Alice J. Heiss, Dick H. Risehe, Dorothy E. Smiley, Jac
Holze, Nancy B. Koehler. Kuvatt. auelvn Sorpnsnn. Ruth r.. Snrpn-
jean cj. ixiomis, Jonn is. McKey
nolds, Raymond G. Marvin, Mari
lyn Moomey, Albert M. O'Dell Jr.,
Dr. Douglas Merritt Whitaker,
provost of Stanford university,
was the principal speaker. Dr.
Whitaker, who is widely known
as a biologist and zoologist.
spoke on "Science and National
Five students were elected to
memberships in both Phi Beta
Kappa, national honorary schol
astic society, and Sigma Xi, na
tional honorary scientific society.
They are William A. Barrett
Jr., Ralph B. Emmons, Chris E. E.
Kuyatt, L. Bonney Varney. and
Jerrold M. Yos.
Three others who had pre
viously been named to Phi Beta
Kappa were elected to Sigma
They ' are Richard Cutts and
Ralph W. Kilby and Andrew T. '
New members of Phi Beta
Kappa, all of whom rank schol-
astically in the upper tenth of
the senior class and have com
pleted basic group requirements
of the College of Arts and
Sciences, are as follows:
Lyle D. Altman, Barrett, Mar-
jorie E. Bratt, Andrew P. Boris,
Ladd Li. Duryea, Ralph B. Emmons,
Contributions to The Daily
Nebraskan Flood Relief fund
totaled $23 Saturday morning.
Donations were received from
Ted Durst Ward
The drive will continue
'hrough Wednesday. Cash or
checks made out to Daily Ne
braskan Flood Relief should be
brought or mailed to The Ne
braskan office, basement,
Union. Names of donors will
be printed unless otherwise
NU Sandbag Fillers
. , Caunnr Ttw Lincoln Sute Journal
TIRELESS WORKERS . . . Among the flood workers in Omaha Thursday and Friday were ap
proximately 1,000 University students who filled sandbags, passed them aloivr the dikes and filled
in dirt 4ikes. Shown here are (kneeling, I. to r.) Joe Beber (not a student) and Harold Wallace;
(standing-. L to r.) Ward Hansen, Wayne Faber and Richard S. Skamser.
Ag Sfudenfs To Vote Tuesday
For Goddess Of Agriculture
Thirty Ag college senior women 1 Myrna Westgate Hildenbrand.jand Denim dance Friday. Students
will vie Tuesday for the title of i Ruth Hofmeister, Donna Hyland, are to wear cotton and denim the
Goddess of Agriculture in an all- Betty Kelso. Lois Larson. Annette!
Ag student election. jLuebbers, Carrie Pederson Mes-
The Goddess of Agriculture will ton, Shirley Miles, Lavonda Mur
be presented at the Cotton and, doth, Darlene Podlcsak, Rita Ren
Denim dance Friday. The dance is rd, Eernadine Robb, Joan Raun,
a feature of annual Farmers Fair, 3oan Sharp, JoAnn Skucius and
wmcn will be Friday and Satur- Jane wenaorn.
By CHARLES KLASEK
By CHARLES KLASEK
Brigands demand your money
or your life. Women require both.
Dear . old
April is hold
ing true to its
r e p u t ation.
There will be
today, but ft
is expected to
with the tem
P e r atur e
bith of 66 de
Two recent graduates of the
University were interviewing ao-
plicants lor the job of private sec
retary. One Amazonian creature
had excellent references, but the
two men were not enthusiastic
after she waddled out.
"I don't think she'll do," said
"There's too much of her in the
His colleague tdded, "That goes
for the second place, too!'
sen, Donald E.
Willey, Yos and Patricia Wiedman
Dr. W. K. Pfeiler. chairman
of the department of Germanic
languages and literatures, was
made an honorary member of
the organization, and Dr. W. H.
Werkmeister, chairman of the
department of philosophy, an
Associate members of Sigma Xi,
all of whom have shown "marked
excellence in pure and applied
science courses," are:
Buele Balderston, Barrett,
George E. Cobel, Cutts, Ralph B.
Emmons, Harvey W. Headley, M.
James Holm, Kilb, Kuyatt, Nar
enda P. Loomba, Richard J. Mc
Manee, Richard K. Mohler, Rich
ard B. Murray, Lyle W. NilsonJ
Roger S. Norall, Marvin B.i
Rhodes, Eugene E. Robinson,
Robert F. Sand, Sheets, John F.
Stone, Janice E. Teter, Miss Var
ney, Roy E. Walker, Yos and
Winifred C. Zacharias.
By DON PIEPER
OMAHA An angry Mis
souri river is clawing ana
hammering at dikes around
Omaha today dikes which
an estimated 1,000 University
men helped to build.
Those men sloshed over muddy
levees, manned radio telephones,
filled sandbags and directed traf
fic with volunteers from Omaha as
a record 30.24 foot crest swept
Their efforts, which had the
sanction of University administra
tors, received unqualified praise
from flood officials.
Mayor and chairman of the
flood steering committee, Glenn
Cunningham, told The Daily Ne
braskan that the participation of
University students in the flood
fight was the "grandest gesture"
he had ever know. He said that
it was the "duty" of the people
of Omaha to help in the battle,
but citizens from all over the
state were represented in the
He added that he "would always
be indebted for your help in this
period of crisis."
"Your fresh workers did a good
deal to put the job over the hump
at a time when we were really
worried," Russell A. Hand, direc
tor of the labor battalion, told The
Daily Nebraskan. He explained
that the labor pools were desper
ately low when the men arrived
Hand also pointed out that men
of university age were the best for
flood work because they were in
the best physical condition. They
can, and have, worked more than
twenty hours at one stretch, he
The Big Seven flood fighting
The fifth annual celebration of University by James Green, per
National YWCA week began at c0i j:, ,v, v,o v,
Thackrey Miss the University Sunday, and will was proud to live in the same state
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' vwvi, iviniaiw v.uiiLilluc until. Odiuiuaj.
Oregon in 1931 and served un
Before he was elected senator
in 1945, Morse did several social
legal assignments for the state
of Oregon, the U.S. department
of labor and the attorney gen
eral. His work in the field of law
has been recognized with an
honorary L.L.D. from Cornell
university and other honorary
degrees from Drake and South
Chancellor R. G. Gustavson
will preside at the convocation
and Rev. Arthur Crisp of the
United Evangelical and Re
form church will give the in
vocation. The University Symphony or
chestra, directed by Prof. Eman
uel Wishnow, will play.
A student panel on world af
fairs for all University students
will be held at Eilen Smith hall
at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Ginny
Cooper will be moderator, and
the panel will be composed of
foreign students. The remarks of
the panel will be followed by
discussion from the floor.
Thursday evening there will be
a splash party at the city YWCA
for YW members. The members
will meet at 7 p.m. at Ellen Smith
hall. Sally Matteson is in charge.
Window displays showing cam
pus and community activities of
the YW will be in downtown store
Radio and television programs
will carry announcements about
the week. Special tribute will be
paid by such programs as Edgar
Bergen and Charlie McCarthy
show, Paul Whiteman's Teen
Club, Calvacade of America,
Breakfast club and Arthur God
with men who would leave every
thing to help fight another city's
Hand and Green both said that
students will not be needed after
Monday. They agreed that local
workers would be able to handle
the job after that time.
However, a bulletin from the
mayor's office urgently requested
all flood workers to remember
that the crisis would not end when
the crest passed. In fact, the bul
letin warned that "this desperate
situation may continue another
Although the Omaha trouble
is under control, men are still
needed to control the river as it
rolls south. T. J. Thompson, dean
of student affairs, who promised
every assistance and considera
tion in making up missed school
work for flood volunteers, said
that this offer still stands for
any student who is scholastically
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REST TIME ON THE LEVEE ... At the level of Ave sandbags above Missouri flood waters, thesa
men Friday were painting sandbags along m levee south of the Ak-Sar-Bec bridge. Sandbags wera
being stockpiled in cist of dike breakage and rest periods were few. University students are (L
to r.), Sally Hall, Daily Nebraskan news editor, Pete Slusar, Milo Brabec, Ira Epstein, Hyle Thibault,
and Dean Jamison. (Daily Nebraskan Photo.)
Matike Predicts Sellout for 'Girl Crazy'
The election will be held from
B a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday In the
Ag Union. Ag student are to
vote for five candidates in order
to have their vote count.
Ag seniors eligible for Goddess
or Agriculture are:
Ticket sales for ti e Farmers
Fair barbecue have been ex
tended to 4 p.m. Monday. They
may be obtained in the Aff
The Farmers Fair rally Mon
day night will sti rt at S p.m.
In front of the College Activi
ties building. AU Ag students
are urged to attend.
The presentation will be made
at intermitwlon of the dance by
the service cotnmfttee of Home
Ee club. Jo Meyer is In charge,
with Cathy Melvin as assistant.
The Farmers Fair Whisker King
will also be Drcscntcd at the
Patricia Achen, Alice Anderson, dance, and will reign over it along full week before Farmers Fair
Mary El!n Anderson, Mary Jane with the Goddess of AgricultureJaccording u Frank Sibert, Fair
Barnell, Nita Bellinger, Mary Ann .Whiskers will be judged Thurs- board president.
Buck, Dorothy Cappell, Luella day night in the Ag Union. Moriarl giber announced that Thurt
Cooney, Joan Engelkemier, Elea- Boards will judge the beards, day and Friday have been de
nor Erickson, Dolores Kstermann, starting at 7:30 p.m. dared as Jews days, and girls
widnce tiaia, Mary Ann orund- Bobby Mills and his orchestra may wear Jeans to classes if
man, Jean liargkroad. Iwill provide music for the Cotton1 the like.
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LOOK OUT. . .It looks as if man-crazy Betty Lester Is pulling a
reverse on the title as she tries to capture Hank Gibson during
I practices for Kosmet Klub rehearsals for the spring show, "Girl
Crazy." (Daily Nebraskan Photo.)
Lab Play Tryouts
Set For Monday
Tryouts for "The Tenor," one of
three University laboratory thea
ter plays to be given in May, will
be held Monday afternoon from 4
to 5:30 p.m. in Room 205 Temple
Tryouts were originally sched
uled for April 18 and 19.
"The Tenor," by Frank Wede
kin, is a satire on professional
singers. It concerns the hardships
and love affairs of a tenor. The
production, which ends In a
murder, has parts for three
women and five men.
The three plays, "The Tenor,
"The Astonished Heart" and
Ways and Means." will be pre
sented May 7 and 8 in the Temple
Dr. Keller Speaks
To Church Group
Dr. Aolphc Keller of Geneva,
Switzerland, one of the leaders of
the World Council of Churches,
was eucst sDcaker at St. Paul's
Sally Jo Spcikcr has been an- Methodist church Sundav nlchL
pointed as faculty solicitations! The Council of Churches in
chairman for the All University; Lincoln was the sponsor of the
Fund. She replaces Sandra Walt joint meetine for students. The
ion the AUF board following Miss meeting was preceded by a lel
I Wall's resignation, (lowship dinner at the church.
Tickets for the Kosmet Klub
production of George and Ira Ger
shwin's "Girl Crazy" are expected
to be sold out when the show
opens at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
"Tickets are going faster than
they did last year," according
to Gerald Matzke, KK member
in charge of sales. Matzke said
people are buying tickets more
readily because "they know
what the show is and that it
will be better than last year's
The show runs three nights
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
at the Nebraska theater. The
theater capacity is approximately
1,200, Matzke said. Of these, 750
will be used each night for re
served blocs in the main floor and
I upper and lower balconies. About
350 individual reserved scats will
'be sold for the first 15 rows for
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