The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 21, 1954, Image 1

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Student Council Stand On Discrimination
In Constitutions Rated Second By Staff
The Board of Regents' search
for a new University Chancellor
was selected the top Nebraskan
news story of the semester.
The Nebraskan staff chose the
top story on the basis of signifi
cance to the University and ?cn
eral news value. Reports of the
progress of the search included
, accounts of interviews with
candidates, the failure of Lincoln
newspapers to comply with the
'regents' request for secrecy and
the "final choice of Dr. Clifford
Hardin as new Chancellor.
stories of the semester, in order
of their importance, are:
2. The Student Council stand
gainst discrimination.
3. The appointment of A. J.
Lewandowski as temporary ath
letic director and the later ap
pointment of Bill Orwlg as per
manent director.
4. The spring riot.
5. The Kosmet Klub split with
University Theater.
6. Basil Rathbone narration of
"King David."
7. The abolishment of class
8. Lancaster chosen Outstand
ing Teacher.
9. NUCWA reorganized and
pring conference cancelled.
10. Gier's no-hit, no-run base
ball game.
THE. STUDENT Council's
gtand against discrimination was
considered the second top story
because of its possible affect on
campus organizations. The Coun
cil will not approve the constitu
tion of any campus organization
tinder its jurisdiction if that con
stitution contains a discrimina
tory clause.
The temporary appointment of
Lewandowski as athletic director
and the permanent choice of
Orwlg filled the post vacated by
"Potsy" Clark last semester.
NU Students To Attend
ROTC Summer Camps
Seven Army Sessions Scheduled
One hundred fourteen Univer
sity Army ROTC cadets will at
tend six weeks of summer camp
at seven Regular Army posts be
ginning June 19.
Most of the cadets will be sen
iors next fall, but a few re
graduates who will receive their
commissions after completing
the camp training.
Cadets and assigned camps
Camp Gordon, Florida: Charles
Anderson, Ronald Brandt, Dan
iel Brown, William Cambridge,
Jack Davis, Gordon Fitzekam,
Robert Grant, Francis Harman,
Richard Hill, William Miller,
Clark Nichols, Richard Pickett,
Kenneth Reiners, John Rice,
Dirkes Rolston, Sidney Sweet,
Paul Scheele, John Schizas, Del
bert Snodgrass, Lee Stalnaker,
Donald Noble and Marvin Fried
man. Infantry, Fort Lewis, Wash
ington: Valjean Anderson, Don
Biehm, Charles Bryant, Bernard
Burns, Marshall Christensen, Al
bert Curtis, Brien Hendrickson,
Richard Hlidek, Doran Jacobs,
David Johnson, Gerald Krantz.
Frederick Longacre, George
Medley, Herbert Meissner. James
Norsworthy. Jean Smith, Charles
Trombla, Howard Vann and Ri
chard Welsh.
Engineers Corps, Fort Leonard
Wood, Missouri: Robert Eecker,
Paul Cook, John Denny, James
Egenberger, Virgil Holtgrewe,
William Hurst, Donald Keerans,
James Kessner, Vernon MagilL
Norman Mann, Gary - Martin,
Mark McCoy, Robert Oberlin,
Don Peters, Rodney Rippe,
F r a n k 1 itn Sazama, Robert
Schwantje, Robert Taylor, Dan
iel Werkmeister and Aloysius
Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma:
Stiehl Receives
ROTC Award
Jack Stiehl, junior in chemical
engineering, has received two
awards this week, both of which
named him outstanding.
He was awarded a $500 Dow
Chemical Company scholarship
for undergraduates, Dr. Cliff S.
Hamilton, chairman of the chem
ical engineering department, an
nounced. Stiehl also received an award
from the Society of American
Military Engineers for being one
of ten outstanding Junior Air
Force ROTC cadets in the US.
According to Joseph A. Steng
lein, professor of air science, the
ten recipients were selected from
186 Air Force ROTC detach
ments. .
Paul Lease Given
Fulbright Award
Paul Laase, senior majoring in
ni-h history and political sci
ence, has been awarded a Ful
hricht scholarshio for study at
thp University of Oslo. Robert W
Goss, dean of the Graduate Col
lege announced.
The scholarship is one of 22
awarded for studv next year in
Norway. Laase plans to study
international relations.
He is a member of Phi Beta
Kappa and Theta Xi and plans to
receive hie bachelor's aegree in
Seniors who have, extra tick
ets to the Commencement exer
cises are asked to turn them in
bt the Student Council officfc
June 2 and 3 from 2 to 4 p.m ,
so that students who need more
tickets can obtain them.
Orwig's first job as new director
was to appoint a basketball
coach, Jerry Bush, to replace
Harry Good.
The stony of the spring riot
was rated in fourth place iot
because of its significance to the
University but because of the
timeliness, the thorough job of
reporting done by the staff and
student interest in the account.
The riot happened Moniay
night, when The Nebraskan was
already in the process of being
put to press. Through 'the co
operation of reporters and staff
members, the front page was re
written and details of the riot
included in the Tuesday morn
ing edition.
FROM THE beginning of 1he
riot about 7 p.m. until the crowd
dispersed at 11 p.m., reporters
Lowell Vestal, Lucigrace Switzer
and John Terrill and staff mem
bers Tom Woodward and Kay
Nosky phoned a running account
of events as they developed. Sam
Jensen and Dick Fellman wrote
the story from reports phoned in,
and editor Sally Hall and man
aging editor Jan Harrison helped
night news editor Marianne
Hansen rearrange the makeup of
the front page to include the
last-minute story.
A news story so recent that-its
significance to the University is
still indefinite was given fifth
place because it affects two large
campus groups and a large num
ber of University students. The
decision of Kosmet Klub and
University Theater not to collab
orate on next year's production
of the Kosmet Klub Spring Show
was reported in Tuesday's Ne
braskan. The' account of Basil Rith
bone's visit to the University
was rated sixth.. Rathbone came
to the campus three days before
he was scheduled to narrate the
symphonic psalm "King David"
and visited informally with stu
dents, in addition to addressing
Robert Atchison, Norman An
ders, Leonard Barker, Demas
Griess, Gary Hild, James Hof-
stetter, Edward Ibsen, Jerry Jen
sen, Dwight Jundt, Ralph Kno
bel, Calvin Lemmon, Alan Lof-
tis, Patrick Madden, Valdean
Markussen,' Delbert Merntt,
Phillip Miller, Lee Nielsen,
Maurice Norton, Neal Pohlman,
Robert Sorenson, Rollan Stuken-
hoitz, Folia Swanson and Wayne
deen . Proving Grounds.. Mary t.
land: Frederick Arndt, Loren
Betz, Robert Boesiger, Edgar
Garrison, Lawrence Goll. Carl
Graber, Delbert Grim, Paul Jor
dan, Billy Larson, Roger Lervig,
Don Mead, William Moates Rob
ert Ostdiek, Charles Raitt, Jerry
Roe, Peter Schmitt, Milton
Schreiner, Robert Short, James
Sire, Leon Wanek and Orval
Intelligence, Fort Riley, Kan
sas- Duane AcKUe, James oar
ber, Ronald Hunter, Wiliam Neef,
Louis Schoen and Marvin Stro-
- Medical Service Corps, Brooks
Army Hospital, Fort Sam Hous
ton, Texas: Richard Charleston,
Donald Sorby and Paul wray.
Lab Theater
To Give Last
Plays Tonight
The last Laboratory Theater
plays will be presented Friday
night at 8 p.m.
Room 201 Temple Building will
be the scene of "Majinata." a
fantasy, "Interim," a psychologi
cal thriller and "A Dollar," a
comedy ' with a moral. All per
formances are free and open to
the public.
The cast of "Matinata" in
cludes: Bill Wagner, Pierrot;
Marilyn Breitfelder, Columbine,
and Ron Green, Harlequin. Anita
Daniels is director and Do:is
Billerbeck is production man
CHARLES K LASER will direct
the psychological thriller, "In
terim." Morrel Clute is produc
tion manager. ,
Bill Walton, Ted Nittle, Harry
Parratt, George Hunker, Charles
Peterson and Ron Green are cast
in double roles.
Others in the cast are Peg Lar
son and Jane Laase. girls; Rod
Hlems, priest, and Tom Brozek,
"A DOLLAR," will be directed
by Joyce Fangman; production
manager is Dick Marrs. The cast
includes: Jack Parris, villain;
Bill Walton, comedian; Bill Is
rael, old man; Len Schropfer,
tragedian; Joey Dingman, inge
nue, Beverlee Engiebrecht, hero
ine; Joyce Stratton, old lady, and
Morrel Clute, stranger.
Fair, Coll-Agri-Fun
Boards Elected
Ag students efected Wednesday
to serve as Junior members on
the Coll-Agri-Fun Board are Al
Schmid, Ruth Ernst and Shirky
New Senior Farmers Fair
Board members are Nancy
Hemphill, Madeline Watson, Ro
ger Rippe. Charles Watson,
Kenneth Pinkerton and Don No
votny. Ardath Young was elected Ag
KxeC Board representative from
Ph. Epsilon Omicron, home eco
nomics honorary.
several groups. After the ;:er
formance, Rathbone's personal
marked script was . misplaced,
but after notices of the loss in
The Nebraskan and Lincoln
papers, the script was returned
and mailed back to him.
BECAUSE of- the failure of
Student Council to approve the
class officer constitution, there
will be no class officers next
year. Discontinuance of the
group was favored because of
lack of purpose.
The creation of a new award
by the Board of Regents was
eighth of the ton ten stories. The
Award for Distinguished Teach
ing was presented to Lane Lan
caster, professor of political
science." He was selected by a
committee from nominations
submitted from each college. -
The ninth story was the reor
ganization of NUCWA and the
decision to discontinue the an
nual spring conference due to
lack of interest.
The last of the top ten stories
was taken from the sports page.
For" the first time at the Uni
versity, a no-hit, no-run baseball
game was pitched. Dick Gier,
sophomore southpaw, pitched the
record game against the Kansas
Jay Hawks.
EPoliard To Address
Graduates June 17-
NU Speaker Has Varied Career
As Priest, . Executive, Instructor
Dr. William G. Pollard, an
Episcopal priest and executive
director of the Oak Ridge In
stitute of Nuclear Studies, will
deliver the commencement ad-
Courtnr Lincoln Star
dress June 7 on "Science and
Technology in a Dangerous
World." '
Dr. Pollard received his Ph.D.
from Rice Institute in 1935 and
holds several honorary degrees.
For nearly ten years he taught
physics at the University of
He has served as a consultant
for several manufacturing firms.
HE WAS formerly a member
of the board of directors and
acting executive director of the
Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear
Studies. In 1947 he became
executive director.
Since 1942 he has been a fel
low of the American Physical
Society, serving as vice chair
man and then as chairman of
the southeastern section. In 1950
Dr. Pollard was awarded the
Distinguished Service Award of
Southern Association of Science
and Industry
BEGSNNING in 1948 as a Ves
Si " . ,
Latvian Free Press To Present Tribute To Ulmanis
A plaque will be dedicated at
the College of Agriculture Satur
day in memory of Karlis August
Ulmanis, former president of the
Republic of Latvia and a gradu
ate of the University.
The fate of Ulmanis has been
a mystery since 1940. Friends
fear the man who served as pre
mier and first president of Latvia
is dead or in a Russian forced
labor camp.
The memorial plaque is a trib
ute from the Latvian Free Press
of America, with donations from
Ulmanis' friends over the na
tion. The, dedication ceremony
will begin, at 2 p.m. Saturday on
campus in the Dairy Plant In
dustry Building. .
Czarist rule and enrolled in the
University School of Agriculture
in 1908. As a graduate of the
mony will close with the playing
of the national anthem of Latvia.
University of Leipzig in Ger
many, he was able to graduate
with a B.S. in agriculture from
NU Graduate Receives
Army Scholastic Honor
Second Lieut." Tad Tucker, , a
1953 graduate of the UAiversity,
ranked in the upper four per
cent of those taking the Basic
Officers Course at Army Engin
eer SchooL Ft. Belvoir, Va.
A graduate of the University's
Army ROTC program, Tucker
will be an instructor at the En
gineer ROTC Summer Camp,
which opens June 19 at Ft. Leon
ard Wood, Mo.
. , t
Summer Nebraskan
Any student who is attending
school during the summer ses
sions, and are interested in work
ing on the Summer Nebraskan,
is asked to contact Kay Nosky,
either at The Nebraskan office or
at 2-3587.
Volume 74, No. 88
II derm
yfsH'aimdiinig) .NebiraskaDTis
. Men Chosen On Basis Of University Service
Donald O. 01sor$, assistant
professor of speech and coach of
the University debate sqad, and
Eldon Park, president of Inno
cents and Builders, J have been
selected as the Outstanding Ne
braskans for the second semester
of 1953-54. .
"Olson has but one ambition
while in his office (always filled
with debaters profoundly argu
ing recent debates)-to produce
tryman and Lay Reader for St.
Stephan's Church in jOak Ridge,
he became postulant for Holy
Orders for the Diocese of Ten
nessee and candidate for the
Holy Orders. In 1952 he was
ordained a . deacon and in 1954,
a priest. He is a member of the
Guild of Scholars of the Epis
copal Church and a member of
the editorial board for the
Christian Scholar.
Dr. Pollard nas written nu
merous articles for scientific
publications on nuclear physics
and related subjects. He is the
author of several religious
Commencement will begin at
10 p.m. June 7 in the Coliseum
with the ROTC band under the
direction of Donald Lentz, con
ductor of University bands.
processional, national anthem,
invocation by Reverend Edward
W. Stimson, pastor of Dundee
Presbyterian Church of Omaha,
and introduction of the speaker
by Ted James, senior class presi
dent. '
Following the address by Dr.
Pollard," degrees will be con
ferred on approximately 900
senior and graduate students.
Special awards will be pre
sented. The program will close with
"America the Beautiful," bene
diction by Rev. Stimson and the
Ostdiek Awarded
Wall Street Medal
Linus Ostdiek, senior in the Col
lege of Business Administration,
has been awarded the Wall Street
Journal St.pdent Achievement
Ostdiek was chosen by instruc
tors in finance for the award, a
specially-designed silver medal.
Ostdiek is a member of Beta
Gamma Sigma, national honorary
scholastic fraternity in business
administration. Alpha Kappa Psi,
professional fraternity in com-
- merce, and Newman Club
the College of Agriculture in Feb-1
ruary, 1909.
. In 1914, he returned to Latvia,
and was made premier when Lat
via was established in Novem
ber, 1918. In 1934 he became
president of the Independent
Latvian Republic.
John Meirkalms, recently of
Latvia, is chairman of the com
mittee on local arrangements
for the plaque dedication Satur
day. He has announced that W.
V. Lambert, dean of the College
of Agriculture, will preside at
the ceremony.
I Plaque IHI
Memorial Plaque
Standing before a memorial
plaque honoring Karlis Ulmanis,
University graduate and first
premier of Latvia., are John
a true' Ayysoin!
debaters who have in the past
and will in the future continue
to bring honor to the Univer
sity," said his letter of nomina
tion. "The result has been that
the University has become re
spected in debate and scholastic
"HE HAS spent more time than
could be expected of him with
debate members in discussions
of current deba'te questions, giv
ing them the advice and practice
they need, helping them con
struct cases and find evidence.
"He has spent many of his
weekends transporting members
of the debate squad to tourna
ments; he has sponsored prac
tice sessions with less important
colleges for inexperienced de
baters; he sponsors high school
and intercollegiate debate tour
naments," the letter concluded.
IN LISTING the outstanding
qualities of Park, the letter of
nomination cited his work as In
nocents' president, Builders'
president, Student Council vice
president, and membership in
Beta Gamma Sigma and Delta
Tau Delta.
"He was a freshman gold key
winner in the College of Business
Administration, awarded a gold
watch for graduating at the head
of his class in NROTC, . . . and
was awarded a gold key for be
ing the most outstanding gradu
ating senior in the College of
Business Administration.
Initial NU. Senior Day
To Include Rides, Dance
Similar California Event Studied
Tickets for Senior Day will be
passed out to seniors at gradua
tion rehearsal Saturday, June 5.
Plans for the event include
a price reduction to all seniors
on rides at Capitol Beach, free
swimming and a dance at Kings.
From 6 to 8 p.m. there will be
a free period for picnics. Marv
Stromer, speaking for the
planning committee, said they
had urged the houses to get to
gether and provide box lunches
for this period.
He also said seniors have
permission to take dates who
are not seniors to the informal
Chancellor's dance. It will be
held at Kings from 8 to 12 p.m.
Four University faculty couples
will serve as chaperones. The
University is paying for a dance
band and "the rental of - Kings
for the event.
The committee is composed of
class officers; Mortar Board rep
resentative Nancy Odum; Marv
Stromer. Innocents president, Jo
Knapp and Sally Hall. The pro
gram is entirely student-governed.
The idea for Senior Day be-
given in Latvian by the Rev. K.
Bumanis of the Latvian Lutheran
St. John Parish, Lincoln.
0. Liepins, president of the
Latvian Press group, and Profes
sor P. Lezins, president of the
Latvian Society in America, will
be among the guests. Lieut. Gov
ernor Warner will unveil the
plaque. Chancellor John K. Sel
leck will receive the plaque on
behalf of the University.
The Rev. H. Jesefers of the
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran
Church of Lincoln will give the
benediction in English. The cere-
Courtra y Lincoln filar
Meirkalms 1 1 ) recently of Lat-
via, and Dr. Phillip L. Keliey,
chairman of the University
dairy department.
"ON CRUISE this past summer
he ranked fourth in aptitude out
of some 3200 NROTC and An
napolis midshipmen. This is the
highest that anyone from Ne
braska has ever ranked," the let
ter said.
Other faculty members who
Courtesy Lincoln JouTDAl
Olson Park
were nominated are Orin Step
anek, associate professor of Eng
lish; Dr. Leroy Laase, chairman
of the department of speech;
Miss Helen Snyder, assistant
dean of women; Mrs. Dorothea
Holstein, assistant state 4-H Club
leader; arid Chancellor John K.
clude Barbara Adams, Corn
husker editor and member of
Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board
and Pi Beta Phi; Ken Rystrom,
editor of The Nebraskan last
semester, member of Innocents
and president of Kappa Sigma;
gan when Ted James, senior
class president, took the sugges
tion to Chancellor John K. Sel
leck, who had previously ex
pressed interest in it.
James Pettenger, secretary of
the Alumni Association, was
sent to the University of Califor
nia at Los Angeles to study
their Senior Day program. The
University hopes to continue
Senior Day and hopes to enlarge
and improve the program, Jim
Collins, senior class vice presi
dent, said.
Contest Won ,
By Johnson
Keith Johnson was the grand
prize winner of the Union All
University Photography Contest
sponsored by the special activi
ties committee.
Johnson an amateur, will re
ceive an engraved trophy for his
picture titled "Dry Reservoir."
Other winners and their entries
were: v
Robert Pinkerton, "Steps and
Stones," "Look This Way, Please,"
and "Summer Session," Duane
McCutchan, "Shampoo," and Jim
Thorton, "Campus Lonesome."
Pinkerton is a professional while
the others are amateurs. Each will
receive three dollars and a rec
ognition key.
Leonard Barker" was chairman
of the contest. Judgeb were Claude
S. Brommage, manager of the in
terior decorating department at
Miller and Paine, and Ralph W.
Howland of the audio-visual cen
ter in the Lincoln Public Schools.
The winning photo is on display
in a glass case near the Union
Activities Office. All entrants may
pick up their photos in the activ
ities office. (
A . lamia
Win-Loss Record Set
By University Debaters
Kiffen Wins Nineteen Contests
University debaters this year speaking, two in oratory, thirty in
have compiled the highest per-1 debate, one in poetry reading and
centage record of the last ten one in folktale narration this year.
years, winning 18b or oe-
bates. -; '
Twenty-six students participated
in debate throughout the year,
losing 52 matches and totaling 78
percentage of wins. Nineteen con
tests were no decision and audi
debates. Charles Kiffin compiled
the highest record, winning nine
teen debates and losing two.
Of the twenty-four students par
ticipating durng - the sea&nd se
mester twenty-two were' classed in
the upper 15 per cent of their re
spective classes. The five seniors,
Dale and Wayne Johnson, Charles
Kiffin, Charles Klasek and Paul
Laase, collectively acquired two
Phi Beta Kappa keys, two Full
bright scholarships, a Woodrow
Wilson scholarship, and a nomi
nation for a Rhodes scholarship.
The debate group is well repre
sented in campus activities, in
cluding two Innocents,, Student
Council president end NUCWA
THE SQUAD earned sevnten
supervisors in discmussion, eight
superiors in, extemporaneous
Friday, May 21, 1954'
Norma Lothrop, 1954 May Queen
and Homecoming Queen, vic
president of Tassels and member
of Alpha Phi.
Marshall Kushner, secretary of
Kosmet Klub, senior student
member of the Board of Student
Publications and member of Zeta
Beta Tau, and Janet Steffen,
president of Mortar Board and
AWS, and a member of Phi Beta
Kappa and Gamma Phi Beta.
To Consider
Snart Case
SC Discusses
Reported irregularities in tha
election of Professor Snarf spon
sored by Alpha Phi Omega, Boy
Scout fraternity, were discussed
by the Student Council at a
meeting Wednesday.
According to a report by Jack
Rogers, Council president, the
election was improperly admin
istered. Wade Dorland, represen
tative of Alpha Phi Omega, ex
plained the purpose of the elec
tion to the Council.
A motion was made to invali
date the election but a second
motion referred the case to the
judiciary committee for official
tion was accepted with recom
mendations. The Naval Reserv
Officer Training Corps Battalic
Recreation Council constitution
was rejected for revision.
Other action consisted of a
welcome of the new Council by
Robert Knoll, advisor and instal
lation of Joan Knudson as Coed
Council representative. Valerie
Hompes was announced as the
Cosmopolitan Club representa
Nine Present
Original Music
Original compositions by nine
University music students were
presented at a concert Thursday
evening in the Union Ballroom.
Composers are Kent Phillips,
senior in Teachers College; Jea
nine Schliefert, sophomore in Arts
and Sciences: Charles Palmer,
Teachers College junior: Louis
Pisciotta, University graduate;
Jack Lund, sophomore in Teach
ers College: Martin CrandelL
graduate; William Krause, grad
uate; Elizabeth Templeton, sopho
more in Teachers College, and
Janice Fullerton, graduate.
CHOSEN FOR musicality, origi
nality, form and structure, the
works are the result of class guid
ance and were selected from
sophomore, junior, senior and
graduate levels.
The musicians are students from
the classes of Elizabeth Tierney,
professor of theory; Donald Lentz,
professor of woodwinds; Arthur
Murphy, instructor in theory ' and
instruments, and Jack Snider, in
structor in brass instruments and
thpnrv. '
Pisciotta, Crandefl, Miss Fuller
ton, and Lund Will receive en
graved plaques from Phi Mu Alpha
Sinfonia, music fraternity, and Pi
Kappa Lambda, music honorary,
for their compositions.
students participating in debate
this vear wpre:
Norman Alexander. Dick Tell'
man, Dave Gradwohl, Russell Gut
ting, Jerry Igou, Dale. Johnson,"
Wayne Johnson, Homer Kenison,
Charles Kiffin, Charles Klasek,
Paul Laase, Marilyn Mangold, Jere
McGaffey, Allen Overcash, Ken
Philbrick, Jim Placke, ; Sandra
Reimers, Jack Rogers, Paul
Scheie. Shirley .McKelleps, and
Marv Friedman,
Harte To Attend
Aquatic Conclave
Arlina Harte, sophomore" in
physical education, has been se
lected to attend the National
Aquatic Convention in Wisconsin
this summer.
Miss Harte was chosen to at
tend the two-week session on the
basis of her outstanding work as
a water safety and swimming in
structor. Miss Harte is chairman
of the Red Cross water safety