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    Senior Action Committee
Reveals Suggested Slate
For Class Officer Voting
For the first time In recent
years, a group of graduating sen
iors has challenged the political
power of the All-University party
the faction by proposing a full
opposition slate.
The slate, advanced by the
Senior Action committee, suggests
candidates for junior and senior
class officers and Student Coun
cil representatives.
The committee, composed of
12 graduating seniors, states
that it is "sick and tired of the
political situation" on the cam
pus and that it has picked a
slate to "shake off faction con
trol of candidates and elected
Committee members say they
are fighting the faction because
they believe that the faction de
termines who shall file often de
termined by whose turn it is and
not by who is best qualified, tells
the elected officer how he is to
vote and does not permit the in
dividual to vote as he sees the
"We are not against the stu
dents,, only against faction con
trol," they explain. "We feel the
students elected to offices should
represent and work for the stu
dents as a whole, not a self-interested
The committee last week pub
lished the names of its candidates
and challenged the faction to do
likewise. When the names of faction-backed
candidates were not
released by the All-University
party, the committee proceeded to
announce the names. The faction
candidates' names, as viewed by
the committee, were published in
a Letterip in Tuesday's Daily Ne-
The following slate of can
didates for Student Council rep
resentatives and class officers
is recommended by the Senior
Action committee:
CTass Officers
Senior class president Don
Pieper, junior in arts and sciences.
Senior class vice president
Frank Major, junior in business
Senior class secretary Sally
Adams, junior in arts and sciences.
Senior class treasurer Jim
Matson, junior in business admin
istration. Junior class resident Jim
weber, sophomore in agriculture,
Junior class vice president
Georgia Hulac, sophomore in
Junior class secretary Beverly
Jackson, sophomore in teachers.
Junior class treasurer John
Rasmusson, sophomore in engi
Student Council
Arts and Sciences reoresenta-
tlves Jean Davis, sophomore:
ken Rystrom, sophomore.
Agriculture representatives
Dale Reynolds, sophomore; Terry
carnes, sopnomore.
Business Administration repre
sentativeHarriet Wenke, sopho
Engineering representatives
Bob Peterson, sophomore; Mac
Bailey, sophomore.
Teachers representative Joy
Wachal, sophomore.
"We recommend these people
on what we have observed of them
as underclassmen in handling
their jobs and in their ability to
handle the positions for which
they have filed," explained the
committee members.
"We are not setting ourselves
up as another faction. These
suggested candidates will not be
controlled before or after the
election by the Senior Action
committee. The students, when
elected to office, will be free to
weigh the facts and vote accordingly."
The committee was founded by
jonn Adams, ueoree Cobel. Rex
Messersmith, Eugene Robinson
and Clayton Yeutter and is Com
posed of "seniors with just a score
or days left at Nebraska" and
who "have no political aspira
tions." other member of the com
mittee are Jim Downey, Pat Weid
man, Al Blessing,' Jerry Matzke,
Eleanor Erickson, Joan Engleke
meir and Clarice Fiala.
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VOL. 51 No. 134
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Courtesy The Lincoln State Journal
The University's Union huilrlinr.
14 years old and mortgage free, will be the scene of a street dance
and bond burning ceremony Friday evening. A birthday cake in
the form of the Union building will be served at intermission.
RCCU Plans Annual Banquet
To Recognize 'Best' Workers
The Red Cross College Unit
will hold its annual Honors ban
quet Thursday, in Parlors X and
Y of the Union.
Red Cross workers who have
done outstanding Aork in the
organization will be honored at
this banquet. Each board mem
ber will present an award to the
person in his group whom he
feels has contributed most to
the organization.
Bob LaShelle, president of the
Red Cross College Unit, will act
as master of ceremonies at the
banquet. Bob Mosher, one of the
founders of the RCCU at the Uni
versity, will tell something about
the college unit at the time of its
founding and since.
Norma Erickson, head of the
RCCU entertainment committee,
is in charge of the evening's
All students who have previ
ously participated in the activi
ties of the RCCU are cordially in
vited to attend the banquet.
Tickets are $1.35 and may be pur
chased from Joyce Johnson at the
Alpha Chi Omega sorority house.
Farmers Fair, Coil-Agri-Fun
Board Filings Due Wednesday
Filings are open this week for
next year's Senior Farmers Fair
board members and junior Coll-Agri-Fun
board members.
Three men and three women,
all present juniors, will be elec
ted to the fair board and two
women and one man, all pres
ent sophomores, will be elected
to the Coll-Agri-Fun board in
the May 5 spring elections.
Applications for both boards
are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday in
Room 202, Agricultural hall.
Students applying for board po
sitions must be enrolled in the
College of Agriculture, be carry
ing 12 University hours and have
a weighted 4.5 average.
P.M. Headlines
Staff News Writer
Russians Down French Plane
bjskuin a French air
liner on its way to Berlin was
shot up by the Russian fight
ers. Two passengers were
wounded, but the plane landed
safely at Berlin's Templehof
The pilot of the Air France
transport swore he was flying
right down the middle of the
allied air corridor to Berlin
from Frankfort when two So
viet planes attacked without
Crewmen at Templehof later
counted 89 bullet-holes in the
transport's fuselage.
The U. S. high commission
said a formal protest was being
filed with the Russians at the
four-power air traffic control
center in Berlin. Under four
power agreement the allies are
allowed 10-mile wide air cor
ridors from the allied zones
through the Soviet zone to
Hobson's Skipper Missing, Attended NU
LINCOLN, Nebr. Listed
among the 176 missing crew
men from the Hobson sea
fighter was the destroyer's
skipper, Lt. Comdr. William
J. Tierney.
Commander Tierney attended
the University under the
Pan American Airliner Lost
A huge, 50-passenger Pan
American Airlines stratocrui
ser was overdue and presumed
lost in the Brazilian jungles.
One rumor that the double
deck plane had landed for re
pairs at Belem, Brazil proved
false. '
Air force and civilian planes
organized a massive search
navy's "five-term" program.
This program allowed officers
who come up through the
ranks to take five semesters 'of
college work to round out their
educations. Tierney came to
the University in 1947.
mission to comb the 1,915
mile route between Barreiras,
Brazil, the plane's last re
ported position, and Port-of-Spain,
Trinidad, the craft's
U. S. naval aircraft searched
Brazilian coastal waters on the
chance that the plane might
have cleared the jungles and
come down off the beach.
Cellar Calls Impeachment Charges 'Political'
man of the House judiciary
committee branded impeach
ment charges now pending
against President Truman as
purely political.
Various Republicans have
been extremely crtical of the
president's seizure of the steel
industry. Most critics of the
president's move are waiting
for Fed. Judge David A. Pine
to rule on a request for an in
junction against the seizure.
Judge Pine's decision should
indicate whether or not the
government had the power un
der the circumstances to take
over the steel mills.
"The union is out from under. ."
As a result, an open house Fri
day will celebrate the 14th birth
day of the Union and the burning
of the mortgage bonds.
The ceremonies begin at 7:S0
p.m. Square dancing, ballroom
dancing, movies, refreshments
and entertainment complete the
evening's agenda.
Duane E. Lake, director of the
Union for the past five years, said
Friday's activities will be part of
a "historical event." He said plans
will be announced for the new ad
dition to the Union, which may
be started within a few months.
In keeping with the bond burn
ing spirit, Ted Kanamine origi
nated a "Bond Burner" sunda?,
which is served in the Crib tor 20
cents. ,
Bananas and vanilla and pista
chio ice cream form the sundae's
basis. Marshmallow and chocolate
topping are added and covered
with nuts. The burner portion is
two sugar cubes which are cov
ered with lemon extract and
burst into flame when ignited.
Burning of the Union's bonds
Is scheduled for 9:15 p.m. Square
dancing and movies precede the
burning at 7:30 p.m. Ballroom
dancing and serving of refresh
ments starts at 9:35 p.m.
George Johnson's band will play
for the square dancing and Jimmy
Phillips' combo will play for the
I ballroom dancing. The dancing
will take place in the street be
tween 14th and 15th streets on R
street. '
The birthday cake to be pre
sented and served at intermission,
is a huge replica of the Union
building, according to Diane Hin
man, co-chairman.
Bob Meehan is general chairman
of the open house. Thorn Snyder
is in charge of arrangements. Re
freshment chairman is Beverly
Mann. Ernie Bebb and Stan Sip
pie are publicity chairmen and
Sue Holmes heads the personnel
Jean Loudon is Brick tender.
She will handle the brick contri
butions of enmpus houses. The
bricks will be used in the fireplace
of the proposed north addition to
the Union.
Any campus house may sub
mit bricks for the new fireplace.
Each group contributing will
have either its name or Greek
letters etched on the brick so
that the name will be displayed
on the face trim of the fireplace.
The Union is asking for "stark
brick tile," five by eight inches
face. The bricks must be uniform.
These may be purchased at West
ern Brick and Supply company
for 21 cents.
Courtesy The Lincoln State Journal
E. Lake, managing director of
the Union for the past five
years, orig'nated the idea of ft
bond burning ceremony. At the
dance Friday plans will be an
nounced for an addition to the
Union, Lake said.
Prom Ticket Sales Begin Today;
Haun's Band To Furnish Music
Tickets for the Junior-Senior
Prom, to be held Ivy Day night
at the Lincoln hotel, are now on
sale in a booth in the Union.
Corn Cobs, class officers and class
council members are also selling
tickets, which cost $2 per couple.
Dancing to the music of Dave
Haun and his 11-piece band will
begin at 9 p.m. and end at 12
Featured at the Prom will be
presentation of the Prom King
and Prom Queen, chosen by read
ing an electric appplause meter
from among 12 finalists.
The Prom King and Queen will
each be presented with a crown
The Queen's crown is a travel
ing trophy which was first pre
sented last year. Carol DeWitt was
last year's Prom Queen. The
crown for the Prom King will be
presented for the first time this
year. It also will be a traveling
Candidates and the houses
which selected them are:
For Queen Jean Loudon, Delta
Tau Delta; Mildred Yeakley, Phi
Gamma Delta; Darlene McQuis
tan, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Pat
O'Brien, Beta Sigma Psi; Marilyn
Peterson, Beta Theta Pi; Jackie
Sorenson, Sigma Phi Epsilon.
For King Don Winkelmann,
Kappa Kappa Gamma; Bruce
Hendrickson, Alpha Chi Omega;
Jack Cohen, Sigma Delta Tau;
fipnp Robinson. Love Memorial
hall; Con Woolwine, Delta Delta
Delta; George Wilcox, interna
tional house.
The Prom is sponsored by the
junior and senior class officers,
and council members, Joe Gif
ford, senior class president, is
Crib Burns Sugar;
Union Burns Bond
A "Bond-burning Special" top
ped with burning cubes of sugar
is the Crib's way of saying "the
Union is out from under."
The special in reality is a dis
guised banana split. . Under the
burning sugar cubes is a dip of
vanilla and a dip of pistachio ice
cream, topped with chocolate and
marshmallow syrup. Spirt bananas
are laid along the siaes ana
chopped nuts are sprinkled over
the top. t
All this for only 20c! '
The special will be offered un
til Friday when the bond burning
ceremonies will be held. The cere
monies will begin at 10:30. A
dance in front of the Union at 8
p.m. will climax the festivities.
Prom chairman. Bob Swaim will
be master of ceremonies.
Informal dress will be worn
at the dance.
Staff Writer
Freshman "May I kiss you?"
Coed "Jeepers! Another ama
teur!" April is
going to take
one last
crack at us
before she
leaves the
scene. The
forecast for
today i9 in
t e r m i t
tent rains,
cooler, with
a high of
about 70 degrees.
"They do say," John began
hesitantly, "that kisses are the
language of love."
"Well," said Priscilla, "speak
for yourself, John."
Platforms of candidates for jun
ior and senior class officers were
announced Tuesday. Platforms
Senor President
Don Pieper declared, "As a
member of the junior class coun
cil. I feel that I have the un-
cent graduation for mid-term
"The prom is important as a
spirit builder, but it should not,
as it is now, be the only excuse
for class officers."
Ronald Raitt Enumerated his
platform in seven points:
"1. Renewed vigor to make the
derstanding of the mechanics of junior-senior prom an outstanding
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student government tnat n tarces spring social event, crenerai con
to do something with the senior tinuation of policies established by
class. I this year's administration.
"The junior and senior classes "2. Establish a precedure
this year have drawn up a con- uvhereby the senior class endows
stitution rivinr the two classes fthe campus with some kind of im-
more responsibilities and mak- Iprovement either in the form of
a scholarship or landmark oi some
j type.
"3. Give the class some kind of
means of revenue in the form of
inr certain hazy spots about
the Jobs more clear. I under
stand this constitution and how
it is supposed to work.
"I attended meetings where the concessions from caps and gowns
possibilities of the junior and sen- and for announcements. Also ex
ior classes selling graduation an- plore the possibility of receiving
nouncements and rings were dis- some funds from the University
cussed. I understand the import- budget as other activities do.
ance of the money that would be "4. Equal support from my ad
earned by this endeavor. This ministration for all organizations
money could be used to buy a and activities on campus, both so
class memorial and purchase caps cial and political. .
and trowns for the classes. This "5. Senior class devoted spe
cial aay on university calendar
of sending an outstanding senior
girl to Drake or Kansas relay
where she may have a chance at
becoming queen at these events,
thus enhancing the University's
reputation as an outstanding
"7. My administration will con
sist of an unbiased representation
of the whole senior class and
will function solely to promote the
welfare and prestige of the class
and of the University."
John Lowe is unavailable for
Senior Vice President
Don Winkelmann favors a two-
I party system in campus politics
"established not along fraternity
uuii-uuierruiy mies, dui over
some controversial issue.
"In the end," he said, "the ad
ministration handles these issues."
He advocates a "greater hands-off
policy by the administration" with
more governing power of student
Frank Major was unavailable
for comment regarding his platform.
would mean that seniors could
rent the caps and gowns from
their classmates for much less
than ordinary.
"The seniors should take class
action on campus issues. They
should back an Increase In the
number of tickets each grad
uate receives for commence
ment. They should demand that
action be taken to insure ft de-
for class social function. This
could be in the form of a lunch
eon, picnic, etc., and would give
the class as ft whole an oppor
tunity to award outstanding
senior in each college.
"6. Formulate a general com
mittee system for investigating
and exploiting new ideas on cam
pus. For example, the possibility
Senior Secretary
Irving Thode declared that
"more class unification should be
developed through more class
Sally Adams said that, believ
ing that "the most qualified
people should be elected to
office," "I feel that I am the most
qualified candidate for senior
i class secretary."
"During the past semester,"
she said, 'T have served on the
junior class council. I have seen
the problems which have arisen
in the organizations. I have seen
plans made which cannot be put
into operation this year. I under
stand the work that has gone into
such plans and what will be re
quired to carry them to fulfill
ment. Neither of those persons
who oppose me have had the op
portunity to see how the Junior
Senior class officer-council groups
function, nor the handicaps under
which it operates."
Throueh her exnerience on
The Daily Nebraskan, Miss 1
Adams said that she believed
that she "could serve in the
interest cf the campus as a
whole and not as a mouthpiece
for any one group."
"As senior class secretary and
as a member of the council, I will
fight to see the following program
put into action:
"1. New Student Week for the
past two years this activity has
been supervised by the Student
Council with authority delegated
to a committee on representatives
from many student organizations.
Such a loosely-knit group has had
many problems. I believe that
this activity should be taken over
and put into operation by the
class officers. They are a closely
united group and could more ef
fectively plan and carry out such
a program. They have been in
school for three or four years and
know the problems which face
incoming students. As juniors and
especially seniors, they will be
able to best guide a program for
new students. It is a project which
could be worked on throughout
the school year. Those members
which are juniors will be in
school during the next year to see
that the program is put into op
eration. The actual work could
be delegated to campus organiza
tions most vitally affected but it
would be juniors and seniors who
are responsible for their younger
"2. Class elections this most
vitally concerns the members
of the class and not necessarily
the University as a) whole.
Therefore the class councils
should receive the authority to
supervise and conduct class
elections in accord with the pro
visions of the Student Council
constitution and by-laws. Each
class should be responsible for
electing its own officers.
"3. Commencement all plans
for commencement should be
made by members of the senior
class council and the faculty
commencement committee, instead
of the Student .Council. These
plans most directily concern the
senior class; therefore they should
be made by them.
Barbara Young said that she
would fullfill the position of sen
ior class secretary "to the best of
my ability."
She declared that the senior
class council should be made a
"working organization," which
would "take on more responsibili
ties and do more things."
Senor Treasurer
Jack Warren placed much em
phasis on strengthening of class
officers. He declared, "Contribu
tions of class officers to the Uni
versity should be greater than
they are. I believe that the of
ficers should have more frequent
meetings with the Student Coun
cil and class councils and to
stimulate these groups toward
having .more new ideas and en
thusiasm leading to more effec
tive action. I believe that class
officers should be thought of less
as figureheads and more as sym
bols and examples of those help
ing others to make the most of
their University experience."
He backed "a more extensive
plan backed by class officers in
the fall to orient freshmen."
"There could be," he said, "a
series of panel discussions on ac
tivities so that the freshman could
have a less confused picture of
the value of activities. He could
then shoot for his goals with a
greater sense of direction and
would keep going the enthusiasm
with which he left lugh school."
One of Warren's biggest
hopes, he said, is "to see stu- j
dents pouring out enthusiasm
for creative extra-curricular ac
tivities besides the prime factor
of succeeding scholastically."
"I am trying to channel my
ability and experience," he said,
"in a way I will be of the most
help in making contributions of
the class officers greater. I feel
that my experience as treasurer
for a fraternity has given me quite
a few ideas on how to set up a
budget for the class to do things
it wants to do.
"It would be less hindering to
those backing something such as
the junior-senior prom if their
hands were untied from the wor
ries of a fund shortage. The suc
cess of any big plans for class
sponsored programs will be
greatly hinged on having enough
money. There are fund-raising
schemes that work, and I feel that
they can be developed adequately
to meet probable increased ex
Arnold Stern and Jim Matson.
both candidates for senior treas
urer, were unavailable for comment.
Junior President
James Weber emphasized that
junior class officers should be
come more than functional posi
tions. Some of the activities the
officers could plan would be sell
ing parking stickers for the Stu-
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Grade-Credit Slips Available At Administration Building, Voting Places
Grade-credit slips may be obtained at the Adminlstra-
Ag students may pick up their slips Thursday and
tion building Thursday or Friday, or at the polls, which Friday at Dr. Ephriam Hixson's office.
will be at the library and Ag Union, Dr. Floyd Hoover,
acting , director of registration and records, has an
nounced. There have been several changes in the planned dis
tribution point for Blips, but they now will definitely be
at the Administration building, Room B-7. . . t .
The slips contain students' weighted averages, 1otal
number of credit hours and college or colleges in which
enrolled. There is a distinct color for each college.
The slips must be used by each student for admit
tance to the assignment committee during 1952 regis
tration to be conducted May 13. 14 and 15. , . j