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Army and Air ROTC labs for
this week wi!l be held at the
regular hours 3, 4 and 5 p.m.
Thursday. The parade orig
inally scheduled for. Wednes
day has been cancelled.
Ivy and Daisy chain mem
bers are to meet at 8 p.m.
Thursday in Union parlors
XYZ. This will be the final re
hearsal before Ivy Day.
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VOL. 51 No. 129
Wednesday, April 23, 1952
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The University's 51st annual
Ivy Day program, scheduled for
May 3, will be built around a Ma
jestic Elizabethan theme, accord-
Courtesy The Lincoln Star
I. D. will be 51 years old May 3.
Who is I. D.? It is one of the
University's oldest traditions, Ivy
Ivy Day was first organized in
1901 as senior class day. The class
president planted the ivy and sen
iors were the participants in the
program. Singing, speeches and
presentations comprised the day's
Ivy Day was a "play day" for
seniors until the tackling of Inno
cents was added to the program in
1903. Coeds joined festivities in
1905 with the "Order of the Black
Masque," local unit of the pres
ent Mortar Boards.
Promotion of class a .id school
spirit was the original aim of
Ivy Day. Innocents and Mor
tar Boards were outstanding
Junior students who were
chosen by outgoing: members of
these groups to help promote
Outstanding senior women led
the first Ivy chain of women in
1910 while outstanding junior
coeds led outstanding under
classwomen in the Daisy chain.
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During Engineer's Week,
Thursday through Saturday, each
department of engineering college
will present displays depicting the
contributions to modern technol
ogy and the promise of future de
velopments made by its particu
lar field of engineering. The ex
hibits are for prospective engi
neering students and for the gen
The agriculture engineering
department will present two
displays. One, in a window of
Penney's, will depict a minia
ture automatic silage unloader,
showing the transfer of silage
from the silo to the feed bank.
The other agricultural depart
ment display, in Bancroft school,
will include farm structures, rural
electrification, farm machinery
and power and irrigation devel
opment. The REA exhibit will
demonstrate "one of the notable
achievements of modern science
to the ease of living the popcorn
Co-chairman of the agricultural
engineering project are Lewis
Lawson and Jack Nichols.
Chemical engineers will fea
ture a machine for the making
up paper from straw. Produc
tion of paper from straw illus
trates the accomplishments of
science In transforming mate
rials once considered to be
waste into valuable products.
Other displays of the chemical
engineering department, located
in the west wing of Avery labora
tory, will be a display the crack
ing of heavy oil into gasoline and
a flow sheet of a rayon plant The
rayon-making demonstration will
show all the steps in the manu
facture of that versatile material,
which even finds its way into the
manufacture of heavy duty truck
Co-chairman of chemical en
gineering displays are Stan Vierk
and John Kehm.
Civil engineers, whose co
chairmen are Dale Hood and
Richard Bierman, will present
varied exhibits including these
displays: A set-up of instru
. ments used in general survey
ing work and their purposes; a
model airport showing details
of constituent parts; methods
for the determination of struc
tural stresses and strains; high
way construction and machines
for determination of suitable
highway subsoils; and of special
interest and Importance, exhi
bits seeking to acquaint the
public with such civil defense
ing to Juanita Rediger, Ivy Day
Morning and afternoon pro
grams will be announced by Court
Crier George Hancock, dressed in
kun appropriate Elizabethan cos
Dr. T. J. Thompson, retiring
dean of student affairs, will de
liver the opening address, .Or.
Nathan B. Blumberg, assistant
professor of journalism, will be
master of ceremonies.
Following tradition, the Ivy Day
procession will begin at 9:50 a.m.
with daisy and ivy chains com
posed of outstanding underclass
and senior women.
Presentation of the May Queen
and her court will highlight the
morning's program. Although the
queen was elected at the all-coed
election March 18, her identity
will not be known until the Ivy
Day presentation. Virginia Koch
Nagle reigned over the 1951 May
The afternoon program will be
gin with interfraternity and inter
sorority sings. Interfraternity ac
tivity and scholarship awards will
also be presented during the af-
hy?' - Phrase
A poppy covered jinrikisha'
formed the backgorund for the
presentation of the first May,
queen in 1912. Wearing a white
outfit and carrying a sheaf of;
scarlet and cream roses, Louise
Barr, now Mrs. Lewis R. Ander
son of Lincoln, reigned as May
In 1944, two May queens
ruled for the day. Votes couldn't
decide one winner, so Polly Ann
Petty, now Mrs. Arthur W. Ma
son, and Janet Hemphill, now
Mrs. Earl F. Jenkins, presided
at Ivy Day festivities.
A flag with 1,403 stars was
given to the University in 1918
in honor of students serving in
The ''Schiller Linden" was
added to the campus in 1905 as an
Ivy Diy feature. The tree was
planted to honor the German
poet, Frederick Schiller.
Other features have been added
to Ivy Day through the years such
as the fraternity and sorority
sings, band concerts and May
The court now includes two
devices as the application of
radioactive Isotopes., '
The display of military engi
neers will cover the entire drill
floor of the Military and Naval
Science building. The project of
this department is being spon
sored by the Society of Military
Engineers with John Prien as
chairman. The Fusiliers and mili
tary engineering students are co
operating. The feature display will be an
exact replica of the famous Bailey
bridge, developed by the British
and used by both British and
American forces in World War II.
The bridge is made of prefabri
cated steel, and can be constructed
and torn down at short notice.
The maximum clear span is 200
feet and it can withstand a ca
Gomon, Krueger Top NUCWA
Slate For Wednesday Election
Nebraska University Council of
World Affairs will hold elections
for officers for the coming year
Wednesday afternoon from 12:11
Election rules have been sus
pended to allow filings to open for
24 hours for junior class treas
urer. Filings will be open from Wed
nesday noon until Thursday noon
in Dean Frank Hallgren's office,
Room 209, Administration build
An error was made uy tne ad
ministration in placing the name
of Jim Matson on the ballot as
candidate fcr junior class treas
urer," George Wilcox, Student
Council elections committee
Matson is a candidate lor sen
ior treasurer, wncox saia. xnis. - . u u i
left Allan Garfinkle unopposed mathematics through integral cal
for the junior position, he said. cuius Both men and women are
treasurer, Wilcox said.
Fnr th s rpasnn mines nave.c"""'- l" "WJ-
been opened for 24 hours by or
der of the sub-committee on stu
dent affairs. If no one files, Gar
finkle will remain on the ballot
terrioon by the Innocents Society.
Masking of Mortar Boards and
tapping of Innocents will conclude
the 1952 Ivy Day program.
Courtcsv The Lincoln Star
Dr. T. J. Thompson
SI Years Old
freshman pages, two freshman
attendants, four sophomore at
tendants, four juniors, two sen
iors and a senior maid of honor.
Innocents present an Activities-Scholarship
award to the
most improved men's group on
Ivy Day tradition continues in
1952 with the May queen court,
ivy and daisy chains, planting the
ivy, sorority and fraternity sings,
band concert and Innocent, Mor
tar Board tapping.
The Junior-Senior Prom will
climax the day's events which is
a new addition for 1952.
Crystal Ball Winners
The following people should
report to The Daily Nebras
kan business office and pick
up their Crystal Ball contest
prizes from last fall. They are:
John Veylopek, John Willock,
Marjorie DeBranner, Dick
Bush, Richard Peters, and Al
pacity of fifty tons.
Electrical engineers will dis
play a model of a technique
which may have tremendous
significance in future world
communications. It is a method
for the transmission of inter
continental television through
the use of micro-waves.
Mechanisms used in positioning
large machines, such a s naval
guns, from a central position will
also be shown by the electrical
The mechanical engineers will
feature a jet engine and exhibit
many other displays on power
machinery and welding.
The engineering mechanics de
partment will feature a gyroscopic
automobile balanced on a single
p.m. to 5:30 in the NUCWA booth
located on the first floor of the
' All members are -required, to
present their membership cards
in order to be eligible to vote.
Candidates for offices are as fol
lows: Joan Krueeer and Charles Go-
mion, president; Sally Hall and
Jean Speidel, secretary; and Allan
Garfinkle and Pat Allan, treas
urer. The person receiving the
second highest number of votes
for president will automatically
become vice president.
Air Force To Meet
NU Seniors Friday
Graduating seniors interested in
post-graduate training as U. S.
air force weather officers will be
given first-hand information Fri
day. Maj. Harold G. Garber, USAF
air weather service, will conduct
interviews at the Union.
Requirements for application
are college degree with credit for
Further information may be
obtained at the office 6f the air
force ROTC detachment, second
floor, Military and Naval Science
Contributions to The Daily
Nebraskan Flood Relief, sup
ported by the All-University
Fund, Student Council and
various administrative officials,
totaled $55.85 Tuesday eve
ning. Donations were received
from the following;
Sigma Alpha Mu ..$37
Anonymous ........ 7
Mabel Strong 10
Maud Melick 5
Ted Durst Ward.... 5
Roger Heimer 1.85
The drive, 'scheduled to end
Wednesday, has been extended.
Cash or checks, made out to
Daily Nebraska Flood Relief,
should be brought or mailed to
The Nebraskan office, base
ment, Union. iNames of donors
will be printed unless otherwise
3 Agri-Fun Junior
Board Spots Open
Filings are now open for one
man and two women junior posi
tions on the Coll-Agri-Fun board.
Wayne White, Coll-Agri-Fun
board president, announced that
Ag sophomores may file for posi
tions in Room 202, Agricultural
hall, until Wednesday, April 30.
Election of the board members
will be Monday, May 5, the same
time as other spring elections. I
Applicants must have a 4.5' av
erage, be carrying 12 University
hours and be enrolled in the Col
lege of Agriculture.
Coll-Agri-Fun board annually
sponsors a fun night in the fall
of each year, with Ag college
organizations competing for prizes
in skits and curtain acts.
Twelve Prom Royalty Finalists
Selected By Judges Tuesday
Six men and six women will be
chosen by impartial judges to be
presented at the Junior-Senior
prom May 5. Twelve finalists for
Prom King and Queen will be se
lected at interviews Tuesday
Candidates chosen by organized
houses will be interviewed at 7
p.m. in the Union faculty lounge
and music room. OUie Magee,
James Swanson, Charles Simon,
Rev. Rex Knowles, and Dean
Frank Hallgren will select the.
women as final candidates lor
Finalists for Prom King will be
chosen by Mary Augustine, Mrs.
Mengshol, Peggy Pray, Mrs. Hedy
Neumann, and Mrs. Fern Hub
Candidates and the houses they
represent (those submitted Tues
Hylc Thibault, Sigma Kappa;
George Wilcox, International
House; Joe Mead, Kappa Delta;
Dick Lander, Fappa Alpha
Theta; Con Woolwine, Delta
Delta Delta; Don Winkelmann,
Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Darlene McQuistin, Sigma
Alpha Epsilon; Pat VinSant, Pi
By CHARLES GOMON
Staff News Writer
Senate Votes Down Seizure Money
critics of President Truman's
seizure of the steel mills
achieved something of a vic
tory, although without practi
cal effect when the Senate
voted 44 to' 31 for the lirst of
two purse string measures
aimed at undoing his "dictator
ship" of the industry. The roll
call vote, after rounds of bit
ter debate, hooked onto a $960
AURORA Walter Raecke,
Democratic nominee for gov
ernor, opened his campaign
with a speech to the Aurora
Chamber of Commerce.
The speech, the first made
by the Central City attorney
Convicts Continue Mutiny
JACKSON, mich. The mu
tiny of 179 tough convicts in
Southern Michigan Prison still
continues. Hundreds of other
convicts who rioted in this
the world's largest prison
were back under control, one
of their number killed by po
Captain Becomes 11th Jet Ace
Captain Joseph J. over Korea saw American F-86
Love of San Bernadino, Cali
fornia, became America's 11th
jet ace when he shot down his
fourth and fifth MIG's of the
Other action in the air war
Legislature Moves Flood Bill To Passage
LINCOLN The Nebraska
Legislature moved its half
million dollar flood relief bill
a step closer to passage late
Monday and then discussed
how the money shall be spent
The measure was sent to the
committee on enrollment and
review for final clearance be
fore it moves on to final read
ing. General Guy N. Henninger,
state adjutant general, told the
"Girl Crazy" is a typical musical comedy with the music of George Gershwin
and tha- colorful singing and dancing scenes completely overshadowing the plot.
This was the comment of Head Director Max Whittaker in regard to the Kos
met Klub's annual spring show to be presented Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at
& p.m. at the Nebraska theater. .
Whittaker described the plot as "very funny," but added that it could hardly
be compared to Shakespeare."
Whittaker had nothing but praise for both the cast and the backstage workers
of the production and said that if the show is a success, "the backstage crews Will be
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"GIRL CRAZY". . .Stars, Nick Amos and Mimi DeTeau, are caught
in a romantic mood during the Kosmet Kiub spring musical review.
The stage show will open at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Nebraska
theater. (Daily Nebraskan Photo.)
Kappa Phi; Sydna Fuchs, Phi
Delta Theta; Maybelle Okawaki,
Norris House; Jewel Claussen,
Sigma Nu; Lucille . Hilger,
Delta Sigma Phi; Syvia Krasne,
Zeta Beta Tau; Joann Miller,
Sigma Chi; Marilyn Coupe,
Beta Theta Pi.
A 100-point rating scale will
be used in judging candidates.
Ratings will be: personality 30,
appearance 23, poise 20, inter
est in campus affairs 15, house
Applications for 1953 Corn
husker staff positions are due at
5 p.m. Wednesday, at the Office
of Public Relations, 1125 R Street.
The committee on student
publications which will conduct
million appropriations bill an
amendment proposed by Sena-
tor Ferguson. The amendment
forbids use of any of the
money to carry out the seizure
order. Actually none of this
money is needed to enforce the
seizure, but Senator Bridges,
the GOP floor leader, said it
was a gesture of Senate dis
since the state convention
placed his name on the ballot
for the April" 1 primary,
stressed the need for economy
and efficiency in state govern
ment lice gunfire and nine wounded.
The remaining mutineers,
hole'd up with 11 hostage
guards in cell block No. 15, a
disciplinary block, threaten to
cut off a guard's head if any
prisoner is hurt.
Sabrejets shoot down seven
Communist jet fighters out of
formations which jumped Al
lied fighter bombers methodi
cally chopping away at key
rail lines in northwest Korea.
lawmakers that "it is at this
time believed that the funds
made available will be ex
pended almost entirely through
political subdivisions. . . The
authorities of these political
subdivisions should be held re
sponsible for the expenditure
of the funds in their commun
ity with the thought more can
be accomplished with lhe dol
and campus activties 10
Finalists for Prom King and
Queen will be announced in
Thursdays Daily Nebraskan.
Finalists will be presented
and the royalty selected through
the use of an electric applause
meter. Prom King and Queen
will be selected by those attend
ing the dance.
List of other prom royalty
candidates appeared in Tues
day's Daily Nebraskan.
interviews for staff positions
has announced that a photog
raphy editor and a head pho
tographer both new positions
will be appointed this year.
Photography editor will edit
pictures, make assignments and
take charge of all equipment His
salary will be $40 a month. The
head photographer will supervise
darkroom duties. His salary will
be $30 a month.
Interviews for Cornhusker staff
positions will be held Friday at
4 p.m. Applicants for business
staff will be interviewed first. A
business manager and an assistant
business manager will be ap
pointed. Those applying for editorial
positions will be interviewed at
approximately 4:45 p.m., a pub-
lications board representative
said. Editor, associate editor,
three managing editors, photog
raphy editor and head photog
rapher will be appointed.
Section editors, layout editor,
panel editors, copy writers and
photographers will be appointed
by the new staff.
To Select Officers
Election for new officers of
Wesley Foundation will be held
Friday, Saturday and Sunday at
the Methodist student house ac
cording to Rev. Richard Kutt.
The new officers will serve for
both semesters next year.
Nominees for the new officers
President: Jack Wood, Lois
Vice president: Gene Yost, Mar
Secretary: Marion Urbach,
Treasurer: Gordon Magnusson,
Houso Manager: Dale Pritts.
Membership Chairman: Dorothy
Sears, Forrest Stith.
All members of Wesley Founda
tion are urged to vote. The pres
ent officers are: President Lester
Smalley; Vice president, Lois
Eddy; Secretary, Mary Wright;
Treasurer, Frank Major; House
Manager, Deloris Brown; Mem
bership, Julia Bell. j
Nick Amos and Mimi DuTeau
star in the show as Danny
Churchill, a young playboy from
New York who has been sent
West by his father to get him
away from his numerous lady
friends, and Molly Gray, a typ
ical cow-girl of the Wild West,
with whom Danny falls in love.
Complications arise as Danny
demands that Molly return to
New York with him, and Molly
demands that they remain in her
native town of Custerville, Ariz.
When Sam Mason (Ned Con
ger), who also loves Molly, arrives
on the scene, a conflict ensues
between Sam and Danny and
eventually leads to a fight.
The show is made hilarious
with the antics of Gieber Goldfarb
(Hank Gibson), hack driver who
drives Danny from New York to
Custerville. He stumbles into
politics, is elected sheriff of Cus
terville and immediately finds
hinmself in hot water.
Two local gamblers, Kate and
Slick Fothergill (Marilyn Lehr
and Herb Jackman), make Gie
ber's job quite unhealthy for him.
The gamblers' cause is aided by
a couple of local desperatoes, Pete
and Lank Sanders (Manny Dwor
kin and Richard Marrs), who dis
like Gieber's face.
The ex-cab driver runs into
further trouble when a wild and
wooly cowgirl, Patsy West
(Betty Lester), tries to pin him
down, but she finds it a tougher
job than she had anticiprted.
Other main characters are
Flora James (Nancy Dark), Tess
Parker (Mary Kay Tolliver
Downing) and Jake Howell (Mar
Gershwin's music includes such
hit tunes as "I Got Rythym,"
"Bidin' My Time," "Embraceabl
Continued on Page 4
By CHARLES KLASEK
Thirty is a nice age for a
woman especially if she happens
to be forty.
A young fraternity man de
cided to make an attempt at
being real collegiate and em
barked on a wild spree. He
wasn't used to hard liquor and
about 1 a.m. he felt very, very
sleepy. In fact, he was still
sleepy when he woke up the
next morning. When he finally
made it to his eight o'clock at
least 15 minutes late, the in
structor eyed him coldly.
"Don't look at me that way."
he said. "Just because I'm 15
minutes late for the first time
this semester, you don't have to
"Fifteen minutes late Isn't
what I'm worrying about," said
the instructor. "But where were
you Tuesday and Wednesday?"
A local Romeo's face appeared
in the window of his beloved's
"Get a move on," he hollered,
"and let's get this eloping busi
ness over with."
"Be quiet," cautioned Juliet
"Papa'll hear us and spoil all
"I wouldn't worry about that,"
said Romeo. "He's down on the
ground holding the ladder."
to have no re
lief from this
plaguing us for
last few days.
for today is
c o n tinned
A girl in the
booth of the
theater demurred at selling a
ticket to a youngster in the early
afternoon. "Why arent you in
school?" she asked sharply.
"It's okay, lady," he assured
her. "I've got the measles."
An enterprising young col
lege chemist dreamed up a
serum that would bring inani
mate objects to , life. He tried
it out on the statue of a great
general In the Park. Sure
enough, the statue gave a quiver
and a moment later lhe general,
creaking a bit in the joints,
climbed down from his pedestaL
The scientist was overjoyed.
"I have given you life," be
exulted. "Now tell me, Gen
eral, what is the first thing you
are goirg to do with it?"
"That's easy," rasped the gen
eral, ripping a gun from his
holster. "I'm going to shot
about two million pigeons."
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