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VOL 52 No. 130
Friday, May 15, 1953
ernesfer Trial
Interhaterhity Council Defeats Social
Probation Proposal Without Motion
Two semesters has been set as
the time allowed for a pledge in
a fraternity to make the required
6.0 average lor activation,
The new ruling, passed in an
IFC meeting held Thursday, was
a part of two regulations passed
by the group to help raise fra
ternity averages throughout the
The new rule states, in effect,
that a pledge in a fraternity will
be given two semesters to make
a 5.0 average. The required grade
was originally 4.5, but was
changed Tuesday by the IFC.
If the pledge does not make the
required '5.0 average, he will be
required to move out of the fra
ternity house. .
If he should make a 5.0 aver
age or better during the next se
mester, he becomes eligible for
pledging or re-pledging by the
original or other fraternity.
IFC president, Bob Hasebroock,
noted the motions as the out-
Park Names
4 Changes
In Positions
Builders president Eldon Park
announced four position changes
in the organization Thursday.
Ginny Franks will replace Jo-
Ann Johnson as Office Manager,
a board position. She is a former
assistant membership chairman, a
sophomore in Arts and Sciences
and a number of Delta Gamma
New business manager for the
special edition of The Daily Ne
braskan published by Builders is
John Gourley. He is a freshman
in Arts and Sciences and a Beta
Theta Pi.
Shirley Schott is the new ad
vertising manager of the Student
Directory. She is a freshman in
Teachers College and an Alpha
Replacing JoAnn Meyers, Sara
She is a freshman in Arts and
Carveth will be in charge of stu
dent lists in the student directory.
Sciences and an Alpha Phi.
growth of suggestions submitted
by the Interfraternity Alumni
Council, an advisory alumni body
iu me mteriraternity Council.
Bill Hodder, president of Phi
Delta Theta, said the raising of
the required average for initiation
and the time limit for making the
required average were necessary
to raise fraternity averages which
have slipped to a level where the
University or fraternities must
take action.
Another suggestion by the IFC
Editor Names
To Afeiv Staff
Appointive staff positions and
section heads for the 1954 Corn
husker were announced Thursday
by Barbara Adams, Cornhusker
The positions were appointed
following staff interviews with
New staff positions are: layout
editor, Berne Rosenquist; assistant
layout editor, Muriel Pickett: lay
out staff, Carole Tremain, Bonnie
Atlman and Lou Sanchez; panel
editor, Ann Jouvenat; assistant
panel editor, All Skold.
Section heads arer ag activities
and organizations, Nancy Draper;
activities, Carole Unterseher; ad
ministration, Alice Todd; men's
athletics, Gene Spencer women's
athletics, Jo Knudson; beauty
queens, Ken Pinkerton; colleges
and classes, Shirley Meade,
Jeanne Greving, Sue Olson, Jo
Raben and Jane Gorton; student
scene, Janet Healey; houses and
halls, Mary Jean Harpstreith; mil
itary, Charles Ferguson; organiza
tions, Sue Ramey; religion and
arts, Dinny Weiss: sororities. Na
talie Nelson; student government,
Marvin Stromer.
There will be a meeting of the
new staff Friday at 4 p.m. in the
uomnusker office.
Board of Control, all houses hav
ing an overall average of below
5.0 be placed on social proba
tion was presented. This sugges
tion did not receive a motion and
died without receiving a vote.
A suggestion by past IFC presl
dent Cy Johnson, later put in the
form of a motion, was to rescind
the past decision by the group to
remove open house from the
schedule of rush week events.
The IFC. in an earlier meeting
had voted the open house plan
out of existence. Johnson said the
open house did cause some incon
venience to the fraternity houses,
but it operates to the rushee's ad
"To vote the open house ar
rangement out," Johnson said, "is
a step backwards in viraternuy;
rush week."
After discussion, the motion to
rescind to action was defeated,
This means there will be no open
house during fraternity rush week
noxt vear.
Legislation was also passea to
ohtain a definite IFC policy of in
fractions of rush week rules. A
motion to have fining and pun
ishment done by the IFC execu
tive council was passed, with the
fine limit set at $100 per offense
and punishment at the descretion
of the executive council.
Another motion, to allow groups
being fined or punished the right
to appeal the action to tne ir,
was defeated. However, a motion
was passed to allow appeals to
be made to the Alumni Council
of the IFO
Tri-K Crop Contest
Scheduled May 16
The annual Tri-K sponsored
crop judging and seed identifica
tion contest and a banquet will be
held Saturday.
All agricultural students are
eligible to enter the contest, which
will begin at 8:30 p.m. in the
Agronomy building. Contestants
should register in room 244 by
8:15 a.m.
For the first time this year,
the contest has been set up with
three divisions.
Winners will be presented their
awards at the Saturday evening
Eta Kappa Nu Initiation
T.o Honor Aleids
Professor Joseph E. A. Alexis,
who will retire at the close of the
current semester after 43 years
of teaching at the University, will
be honored by the departments oi
Germanic and Romance languages
at a dinner. Friday evening at the
Dr. Boyd C. Carter, associate
professor of Romance Languages,
said, "Professor Alexis is the best
linguist I have ever known. He
has made a great contribution to
foreign languages in the state and
the Mid-West through his many
textbooks and his msistance on
the oral use of a foreign lan
Dr. Carter added, "He is a
staunch believer in the approach
to the understanding of other peo
ple through their language. He
feels that the best way to get aiong
with people is to speak their lan
"I will miss him even though
I have known him for only two
years" was the comment of Paul
Schach, associate professor of
Germanic Languages, on hearing
of Professor Alexis's retirement.
Schach added "He has an amaz
ing knowledge of languages. He is
a very congenial person and I am
amazed at his vitality and interest
in many, many things."
Professor William K. Pfeller,
chairman of the department of
Germanic Languages, will be mas
ter of ceremonies at the dinner.
Walter E. Militzer, dean of the
college of Arts and Sciences, and
Professor Boyd C. Carter, chair
man of the department of Ro
mance Languages, will speak.
The dinner will be open to ths
faculty of the departments ol
Germanic, classical and Romance
Languages, graduate students, and
wives of the professors.
Iron Fence Kept Cows Off,
Professors Inside NU Campus
The four new pledges to Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical Engineering
honorary, are shown above with the president, Stan Smith, at a
recent initiation ceremonies. From left to right, they are: Robert
Parsons, Art Gross, Stan Smith, Charles Eatough and Dick Ayers.
The plaques being held by the initiates were made as a part of
pledge duties; each plaque shows a colored shield and is sur
rounded by signatures of actives and alumni.
Rosenquist Nominated
For Nebraskan Honor
Glenn Rosenquist, senior pre-1 will be named by The Daily Ne-
med student, has been nominated I braskan May 22.
Pinky-Dink Day Held By N-ClubFor Initiates
for the title of Outstanding Ne
braskan. The letter nominating him said,
"Glenn Rosenquist deserves the
award of Outstanding Nebraskan
for his four years of outstanding
service to the University. He has
not only excelled in extracurricu
lar activities but has maintained
high scholarship for four years,
and will attend Med School in
Omaha next fall.
"Rosenauist is a member of the
Innocents Society, Phi Beta Kap
pa and has been a Regents scholar
for four years. These are just a
few of his accomplishments which
make him deserving of the
The nominee is also a past pub
board member, past Daily Ne
braskan news editor and is now a
columnist, a member of the Jun
ior class council, past treasurer
and vice president of the Inter
fraternity Council.
Two outstanding Nebraskans
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Toting the athletic equlp-
ment illustrative of the sport with which they are associated, these
men are performing the duties required of membership in the
N" Club.
Fall Class Registration
To Open Monday Morn
Students and administration
complete their preparation for
next week's registration Friday,
according to the schedule of the
office of registration and records.
The assignment committee puts
finishing touches on regis.rauon
facilities in the drill hall of the
Military and Naval Sciences Mili
tary. Students comolete their ap
pointments with faculty advisers
to map out next fall s scneauie.
Registration will begin at 9 a m
Monday and continue Wednesday.
The assignment committee will
allow students to register from
8 a,m. until 11:30 a.m. and from
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
During the last two weeks stu
dents with the aid of their advi
serg have filled out work sheets,
which should include both pre
lerred sources and alternates.
All work sheets must be signed
by the student's adviser and his
dean. Only students in Arts and
Sciences College and Ag College
need not obtain their dean's sig
nature. Admittance to the assignment
committee will deoend upon accu
mulated hours, as of Jan. 31. Min
imum admittance hours will be
posted on blackboards at the Mili-
Today js Rinky-Dink Day on!
The tradition was established
four years ago that all initiates
of N-Club would illustrate what
sport they had lettered in by car
rying around the necessary equip
ment during an entire day.
By toting around all the equip
ment the new initiates cran be
easily identified by the student
Informal initiation will be held
May 17. On May 20 formal initia
tion will be held at the Lincoln
hotel at which time the new
members will be honored.
Election of officers will also be
tary and Naval Sciences Building
and at the Regents Bookstore.
Registration for summer school
is scheduled for June 10. Grad
uate students, however, may reg
ister for summer courses next
week. Graduate registration forms
may be obtained in the office of
the dean of the graduate college,
Room 111, Social Science Building
or in Room 206, Agricultural Hall.
Rasmusson Elected
ASCE President
John Rasmusson was elected
president of the American Society
of Civil Engineers at its final
meeting of the year.
Other officers elected were Mac
Bailey, vice-president; Jim Wells,
secretary; and Bob Maclay, trea
surer. A. R. Legualt, associate
professor of civil engineering, was
renamed faculty advisor.
The society has two remaining
functions: a banquet, May 21, at
which the outstanding senior in
the Society wil be announced and
a picnic May 24.
SUI Guest
To Address
PE Banquet
Margaret Fox of the University
of Iowa will be guest speaker at
the annual banquet of the Physi
cal Education Club at 6:30 p.m.
Friday at tfco University Club.
Miss Fox v. iJ talk about physi
cal education classes in England
and her travels through Europe
She will also show slides.
Guests of the club will be the
graduating seniors who are Rose
mary Amos, Kay Christoffel, Mary
Jane Maxwell, Virginia Noble,
Marilyn Ogden and Joan Savage
The Mable Lee Scholarship will
be presented to the- outstanding
junior girl. Other awards will be
prpesented to the girl in each class
with the highest average. The
new club officers will also be
Dr. Dudley Ashton and Mrs.
Ruth Levinson are sponsors of the
club. Arrangements for the ban
quet are being made by the jun
iors in the club.
The deadline for nominations is
Wednesday. Each nomination
must include a written statement
of the nominee's qualifications and
evidence of his service to the University.
Last semester Dr. G. W. Rosen-
Iof, Dean of Admissions and In
stitutional Relations, and Syvia
Krasne, senior in Arts and Sci
ences college were selected as
Outstanding Nebraskans from
eight student nominees and five
faculty nominees.
The Daily Nebraskan has hon
ored one student and one faculty
member with this title since 1949.
The selection is based on the nom
inations made by students and fac
ulty members.
Research In
Hog Raising
Aids Farmer
Swine investigations at the Ne
braska Experiment Station have
yielded results that enable us to
formulate more complete and
economical rations for growing
fattening hogs. Practical applica
tion of these findings means more
profit to the hog producer.
Other research projects are ex
panding our knowledge about the
feeding and management of sows
and litters. Important studies in
swine breeding are also underway.
The Experiment Station's swine
research is conducted at both
Lincoln and North Platte.
Staff Writer
There was an iron fence to keep
the cows off the campus when
Joseph E. A. Alexis, retiring pro
fessor of Modern Languages, first
came to teach at the University.
"The gate was padlocked at 10
. . . i
every night, ana i occasionally
had to climb over when I worked
late," said Professor Alexis in a
Daily Nebraskan interview inurs
Recalling the dingy buildings
surrounding the campus when he
originally came to the University,
Alexis said the University cer
tainly had grown and improved
during the 43 years he taugnt.
During his academic career,
Alexis has taught 14 different
languages. He attributed his com
40 Attend Picnic
Forty former members of the
4-H Club were re-united at the
annual University 4-H Club picnic
at Bethany Park.
The former club members, ell
members of the University 4-H,
hpld their regular meeting and
appointed committees to help with
4-H Club Week to be held on Ag
College May 25-28.
Staff Writer
Then there was the one about
the college student who got his
draft notice and was called up for
a physical. He wasn't going to let
the Army take him, so when the
doctor said, "look at that chart
and read it to me," he replied,
"Chart? What chart?"
"The chart on the wall,"
screamed the doctor.
"Wall? What wall?" he answered
while groping with his hands.
"Buddv." said the doctor,
"You're in bad shape, the Army
can't use you." He filled out a re
ject slip, and guided the student
jut of his oince.
The student could hardly keep
from laughing out loud as ne
walked away. He felt so wonder
ful that he decided to relax by
taking in a movie.
He thoroughly enjoyed the
show, but when the lights went
on during the intermission, he
found to his surprise that the doe
tor who examined him was sitting
in the next seat. The student was
literally shocked, and was at a loss
for words. Finally, however, he
mustered up courage, and with
squinted eyes he turned to the
doctor and said, ".Pardon me,
madam, but is this the boat to
The weather man said today
that it will start raining late
tonight and most of Saturday
morning. He then expects it to
clear in the afternoon and stay
clear through Sunday. Don't
expect any summer weather
though, for the temperatures
won't exceed the sixties.
mand of so many languages
learning related languages
He has also written textbooks
for Spanish, French, German and
Swedish, in addition to contribut
ing articles to the Encyclopedia
Americana and Scandinavian
Stressing the importance of
language study, Professor Alexis
said, "I believe greatly in tne
studies of languages because the
world has shrunk in size.
"I believe that as a result of
speed in travel we get out of our
own language territory very
quickly. A further reason is that
Americans are all over the globe
and if we really want to get any
where, we must understand other
peoples by knowing their lan
guage." Speaking of the students he has
had contact with, Professor Alexis
stated that he had a very good
group of students while at Ne
braska and said, "My fondness for
Nebraska is evidenced by the fact
that whenever I have dreamed
that I had accepted a position
elsewhere I was always unhappy
until I woke up."
NU Red Cross
Unit Honors
Seven Workers
Eight outstanding Red Cross
workers were recipients of awards
at the fifth annual awards and
birthday banquet of the Univer
sity Red Cross unit Thursday
night in the Union.
Those honored oy , committee
chairman for their work in the
field t.f a particular committee
were: Joan Clements, veterans
Hospital; Lee Spencer and Mona
Lee Smith, Grey Ladies; Mary
Fuelberth, Orthopedic; Martha
Morrison, Orphange; Karen Ben
son, Special Projects and Susan
Enyeart, Handicraft.
Gene Berg, past founder of the
University's Red Cross college
unit spoke on the University's Red
Cross history and the services it
performs for those in the community.
White Chosen To Emcee
At Chancellor's Banquet
Applications Now Open
Students interested in applying
for positions as Daily Nebraskan
reporters or columnists for the
coming semester may apply for
such positions at The uauy ne
braskan office any afternoon this
and next week.
Persons applying need not be
journalism majors nor have any
previous experience on newspapers.
The only requirements are an
interest in campus affairs and a
willingness to learn.
Wayne White, senior in Agri-
culture, will be toastmaster at the
banquet in honor of Chancellor
and Mrs. Gustavson, the student
planning committee announced
At the banquet, to be held
Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the. Union
Ballroom, a gift will be presented
to the Gustavsons by Don Noble
and Syvia Krasne, past presidents
of Innocents and Mortar Boards,
respectively. The gift will be pur
chased from student contributions
and is, according to Noble, "an
expression of thanks to the Chan
cellor for his many years of serv
ice to the University and its stu
dents." Janet Steffen, new Mortar
Board president, will give a fare
well address on behalf of Univer
sity women students and Rocky
efiee Frmses jcorecrKf
New Coed Counselors
Attend Picnic Thursday
New Coed Counselors attended
a picnic in Antelope park Thurs
day afternoon.
- The picnic was the third meet
ing of the newly chosen Coed
Counselors for next year and wili
be the last activity of the organ
ization as a whole until next fall.
During the summer the Coed
Counselors will be in contact by
mail with incoming freshman
women in an attempt to acquaint
them with the University through
Staff Writer
What was undoubtedly as en
thusiastic a theater audience as
this reviewer has seen at an open
ing night of a University play
gave acclaim last night to Jack
Babcock's thesis production of
Percy Mackaye's "The Scarecrow,"
The longest applause and loud
est "bravo's" were rightfully re
served for the performances of
David Hayes and Richard Thomp
son, although the audience reac
tion left no doubt as to their feel
ings toward the entire production.
Babcock states in tne program
nf "Tha Scarecrow" that he is at
tempting to "discover wnetner
this play can be fitted to the limi
tations of a typical educational
theater." , .
Assuming that the Temple 201
facilities are certainly no better
than those of a "typical educa
tional theater," and that the next
director has Babcock's ingenuity
in creating fantastic effects, one
can give an unqualified "yes" to
t.h director's Query.
The director's other aim was to
discover whether the play "can
be staged as an entertaining piece
of theater." This question cannot
be answered without a consider
able number of reservations. For
this reviewer. "The Scarecrow"
is decidedly uneven in interest.
The brilliance of this produc
tion's technical effects tended to
add to this fluctation of interest
value as one waited after one
puff of smoke and flashing red
lights for another such effect to
As Lord Ravensbane, David
Hayes gave what was easily the
outstanding performance of the
show.Hayes' delivery of lines was
extremely sensitive,, his diction
throughout the play expressed
perfectly the significance of the
play s theme.
In the role of Mackaye's ver
sion of Mephistophales, Richard
Thompson was impressive, par
ticularly physically. His use of
movement added considerably to
the production's effect Dickon
seems to have a large share of
the play's best line's, and it was
thus somewhat unfortunate that
Thompson's vigorous delivery at
times obscured tneir meaning, as
the witch, Goody Rickby, Lynne
Morgan was exceedingly skiiiiui.
Her striking use of hands and
voice created completely a char
acter one wished the author had
allowed to appear more than in
Acts One and Four.
Joyce Fangman gave a com
petent if somewhat too wide-eyed
performance as nacnei
and Morrel Clute was suitably hu-
POOF!! . . . And the scarecrow is transformed
into a human. Tne piece of witchcraft results
In the play, "Scarecrow," when Goody Rickby
portayed by Lynn Morgan (left) and DIcken
played by Richard Thompson (center) set to
gether. The scarecrow-turned-human Is David
morless as her betrothed, Richard
Talbot. Other members of the
cast were generally effective and
included Fletcher Coleman, Char
les Peterson, Sue Nuenswander,
Ron Becker, Jim Davis, Ernest
Enke, Nancy Pratt, Bill Walton,
Amer Lincoln, Hal Cohen, Margot
Hunt, and Valerie Hompes.
In conclusion, tribute should be
paid to this, the University ol Ne
braska's first thesis production,
which one can hoDe will be only
the beginning of the staging of
significant plays which have not
received their rightful place in
Merton American theatrical repertoire.
: PA
Yano. new Innocent vice-presl
dent, will tnanic tne cnanceiior
on behalf of the men students in
the University,
Representing the. entire student
body and foreign students, Kassa
Michael from Ethiopia, will for
mally thank Dr. Gustavson.
Included in the banquet pro
gram will be a short biographical
sketch of Dr. Gustavson's life; his
educational history and degrees
and a summary of the advance
ments in student-faculty relation
ships during his years as Chan
cellor are tentative topics.
Some of the Chancellor's favor
ite songs will be presented by
students during the dinner.
Tickets for the banquet will be
on sale in a Union booth from
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Mon
day. The price is $1.35.
The dinner menu includes
Fruit cocktail and wheat thins,
potatoes au gratin, green beans,
nork choDS in mushroom gravy,
lime gelatin salads with cottage
cheese and pineapple, assonea
rolls, milk or coffee and straw'
berry sundaes.
Members of the student com
mittee sponsoring the banquet
nr! Virginia Koehler. Ruth Kay
mond, Glenn Rosenquist, Robert
LaShelle, Jack ureer, uon jrieper,
Jan Steffen, Susie Reinhardt,
Jean Davis, Rockfora xapp,
FiHnn Park. Barbara Adams,
Dean Linscott, Wayne White, Joy
Wachal. Don Noble and Syvia
Banquet To Honor
Gustavson June 8
chancellor and Mrs. R. G
Gustavson will be honored June
8 at a dinner given at the Uni
versity Club by trustees of the
University of webrasKa rounaa.
, The 125 trustees have also in
vited University of Nebraska Al
umni Association class agents and
their wives to attend and will
eive sDecial recognition to the fol.
lowing agents for outstanding
work during the 1952-'53 year
Charles L. Stone. Cleveland, O.,
1898; Merril V. Reed, New York
City, 1914; Earl L. Coryell, Lin-
coin IWli', J.ynn uauoway, jRocn
oster. N.Y.. 1931. and John W.
I Stewart, Lincoln, 1942.
Begins Today
"First come, first serve!"
This will be the situation when
the first 300 Cornhuskers for 1953
are distributed Friday in the base
ment of the Union.
The remainder of the books Will
be ready for distribution begin
ning Monday and continuing
through the week.
In order for the students to
pick up their Cornhuskers, they
must present the receipt they,
received when they ordered a
Resigns As
Art Head
Duard W. Laging. chairman of
the University of Nebraska art de
partment since 1947, has submit
ted his resignation as chairman
and director of the University gal
leries to Dean Walter Militzer of
the College of Arts and Sciences.
In a statement Thursday, Lag
ing said, "In spite of the fact that,
under my administration, the de
partment and the galleries have
become nationally recognized as
on the leading centers for art
training in America, a sterotype
of "modernism" has grown around
my name that has brought such
pressure to bear on my office that
my position has become untenable."
His resignation, which will be
come effective "immediately," will
go to Chancellor R. G. Gustavson
and the University Board of Reg
ents for action. University spokes
men said that the matter of a suc
cessor to Laging has not yet been
Laging said he has "no specific
plans" at the present and may
"possibly remain on the staff
a university organization.