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Scientific Mind At Work
By Fred Daly
' Staff Writer
The scientific mind will not be
stifled. Even in the midst of the
clamor and feet-stomping of the
Homecoming game with Pittsburg,
a young lad named Jerry Peach
sat narrowly eyeing the gay he-
'- lium-filled balloon he held by a
"I wonder," he pondered, "how
far this darn thing woud float if
I let go of this string." He thought
a little longer and decided the
only way to find out was to ac
tually let go of the string.
Pleased by his shrewd scientific
reasoning as to the solution of
the problem, he fastened a bit of
paper with his name and address
on it and released the balloon to
the whim of the winds.
Naturally, the balloon ascended
rapidly into the air and finally
set out in a rather undecided path
toward the East. Jerry waved good
by to the balloon and sat around
for a while wondering if he would
ever hear of it again.
Found On Illinois Farm
He did. Mrs. Lester White, a
farm wife living near Farmer
City, Illinois, found it less than 24
hours later at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
15. She reported to Jerry that she
iiad found the balloon.
Consulting an atlas, Jerry found
that Farmer City is roughly 425
miles from Lincoln as the crow
It is really quite amazing to
think of that frail, determined bal
loon floating relentlessy ever east
ward, undaunted by wind, blazing
sun on monsoons. The balloon av
eraged 18.48 miles per hour, going
at least half the distance at night,
Jerry's experiment brings to
mind the great, wonderful past of
the balloon in history. The first
balloon in free flight was a paper
affair of 700 cubic feet made by
Joseph Michel Montgolfier and
Jacques Etienne Montgolfier, sons
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Commandant at the Ball, regard
less of the invalidation..
Kievet, in reference to the three
violated rules, replied, "Perhaps
we were somewhat wrong in
interpellating the rules of the Stu
dent Council, and to this we plead
guilty, but in no way was there
intent to defraud." He declared
that the first election, Oct. 26, was
run in the same manner as the
second election and if the second
election was invalid then the first
should also have been declared in
valid. "Apparently some students felt
that we should have stood around
like little policemen," Kievet said.
In answer to the statements given
to The Nebraskan, Mann replied,
"We told The Nebraskan that we
A university in Norway would
be compared to a graduate college
here, said Dr. Arne Magnus, new
instructor in the math department.
Dr. Magnus is from Oslo, Norway.
"The subjects that I teach now
college algebra, geometry, calcu
lus, and business math would all
have been taken in high school by
a Norwegian student, Dr. Magnus
said. He added that in his coun
try students usually were able to
read and write at least two foreign
languages. Dr. Magnus studied
German, English, French and two
Norwegian dialects prior to enter
He received his masters degree
from the University at Oslo and
earned his Ph.D. from Washington
University in St. Louis, Mo.
Dr. Magnus came to the United
States in 191.. This, however, is
his first year in Nebraska. He de
cided to come to Nebraska because
he had friends at the University.
Dr. Magnus said he only wished
he had taken more English before
coming to this country, because he
hzs had to learn most of it since.
"My wife is American, and she
has helped me learn the language.
But even so, Webster's distionary
is used nure than any other book'
fi our house," he said.
would present an Honorary Com
mandant because without one the
Military Ball would be nothing."
Mann answered questions con
cerning his testimony at the first
meeting of the Judiciary Commit
tee, and said that he was not in
formed of the nature of the meet
ing or the charges against the
COA. Man stated that he was told
by Rasdal that it was an impor
tant meeting and it would be ad
visable to bring a faculty member
Kievet then asked the Council
about the delay in informing the
COA of the invalidation of the
election. Rogers replied, "Rasdal
phoned me, informing me of the
elections in question on Nov. 11."
A report of the discrepancies was
presented Tues. Nov. 16 at which
time it was decided to direct the
problem to the Judiciary commit
tee' instead of the Council at
large. The Judiciary committee
was to meet Nov. 18, but due to
conflicts of time the first date
when all the members of the com
mittee could be present was Nov.
Rogers noted that the invalida
tion was based on technicalities
and poor orientation of the people
who worked on the election.
Upon hearing the subcommit
tee's decision, Mann stated, "This
was a fair decision ... as a re
sult the Military Ball will proceed
exactly as previously planned."
Rogers declared, "This was a reas
onable decision and we (the Stu
dent Council) will be pleased to
comply with it."
Subcommittee members are
Colbert, Miss Mielenz, Frank M.
Hallgren, associate dean of men;
Helen A. Snyder, assistant dean of
women; Robert G. Bowman, pro
fessor of geography; and Robert
E. Knoll, assistant professor of
English and advisor to the Student
Mann, Kievit, and Col. Chester
J. Diestel, professor of military
science and tactics, represented
The Council was represented by
Rogers, Dan Rasdal, chairman of
the elections committee; Dick
Fellman and John Gourlay, Ju
diciary committee members.
of a wealthy French paper-bag
. Montgolfier Bros
The Montgolfier Bros, had
thought about the phenomenon of
hot air rising for some time. On
June 5, 1783, at Annonay, France,
they filled their big bag with hot
air and sent it 1000 feet straight
up m the air,
This was just the beginning. On
August 27, 1783, the world's first
effective hydrogen-filled balloon
was launched at the Champ de
Mars, Paris, amid shouting and
whistling from a large crowd. It
sailed to an altitude of 3123 feet
hi two minutes.
When the baloon finally landed
eight miles away, a group of peas
ants, probably still smarting under
an 18th century flying saucer
scare, attacked it with pitchforks
Order AW For All
OPEN EVENING SUN.
Formal initiation was held by
the ROTC Military Police cadets
honorary society, the Provost
Corps, on Nov. 17.
junior caaets initiated were
Darrel DeGraw, George Fair-
clough, Kenneth Friedrichsen,
Richard Goettsch, Marvin Green,
Bill Moss, Hugh Osmera, Fred
Saathoff and James Vanderslice,
Initiates must have a 6.0 average
in the four semester basic courses,
Fred Saathoff was elected finance
officer, and Hugh Osmera.. was
chosen public relations officer.
and axes, killing it quite dead.
was dragged triumphantly over the
country-side behind a horse.
A Sheep, A Rooster, A Duck
The first balloon passengers were
a sheep, a rooster and a duck
which peered with wide eyes from
a basket suspended from a hydro
gen balloon. A month later in Oc
tober, 1783, Jean Francis Pilatre
de Rozier became the first man
to make a balloon ascension
De Rozier rode a captive balloon
to a height of 84 feet. He died two
years later from natural acuses.
De Rozier, with the Marquis
Francois-Lourent d'Arlandes, made
the first free balloon ascension in
a fire balloon to a heighth of 3000
feet. He did this November 21,
1783. It was the last of the great
aerial efforts of 1783
The balloon business progressed
steadily from then on. People found
it safer to use helium in their
balloons as a prevention against
Balloons la Warfare
Balloons were introduced in war
fare during the civil war, and were
used extensively during the first
and second World Wars as barrage
balloons and for spotting.
The principle of the balloon was
employed in the construction of
the huge dirigibles which scooted
across the Atlantic previous to
World War H. They became out
moded when they began to blow
up ana hurt people. The U. S.
Navy still uses rigid balloons on
small scale as "blimps" used
to hunt out submarines.
As you can see, fee mystery of
the sailing balloon is not new.
Jerry Peach did not open new hor
izons with his dabbling in the scien
ces of aeronautics. He only showed
how a fertile mind on a scientific
quest can come up with the most
Now that we know an approxi
mate range for east-bound bal
loons, what might happen to a bal
loon sailing blithely toward the
west? Would it conquer the treach
erous gales hirking over the Rocky
There are al kinds of wonder
ful things to find out, if one only
ponders them long enough. Like
the balloon, for instance.
Go On Sale
Tuesday November JO, 1 954
I Art Works
if 1 II r1
'Winter Walk7 Models
Courtesy Lincoln Star
Four of the coeds who will model
a typical college wardrobe dur
,ing the Coed Counselor Dessert
are shown during a dress
hearsal. They are, left, Karen
Dryden, Sherry Reimers, Bar
bara Holmes, and Julie Fahen
stock. The annual dessert will be
held Thursday in the Union Ball
room. See story, Page 1.
NU Senate Calendar
1955 Summer Sessions
Pre-registration tests for all Junior Division
students (beginning Freshmen and transfer
students with less than 30 hours credit.) Hours
1-5 p.m., June 13; 8 a.m.-5p.m. June 14.
Medical examinations for all students entering
, the University for the first time. Hours 1-5
p.m., June 13; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., June 14.
Registration for 8, 6 and 4 weeks sessions.
Classes begin. ,
Classes are in session. (This Saturday only)
Final date graduate students may register for
full course schedule. (Course work missed must
be made up.
Late fees begin for graduate students.
Final date for registration and payment of fees.
(Course work must be made up.)
Final date for filing applications in the Office
of Registration and Records for all degrees
and certificates to be conferred in August.
Final date for filing applications for candidacy
for Ed. D. or Ph. D. to be conferred in August.
Legal Holiday 1
Final examinations and end of four-weeks
Final date for submitting Ed.D. or Ph.D. dis
sertations and for filing in August. (At least
3 weeks before oral examinations.)
Final examinations and end of six-weeks
Foreign language examinations.
Final date for submitting M.A. or M.Ed,
(At least one week before oral examinations.)
Final date for oral examinations for all ad
Final date for candidates for advanced degrees
to deposit theses and file final reports.
Final examinations and close of eight-weeks
Registration and first day of classes for post
Final examinations and close of post session.
Academic Year 1955-56
Sept. 12, 13, 14
Sept. 14, 15, and 16
Sept. 19, Mon.
Oct. 15, Sat. noon
Nov. 22, Tues. noon
Dec. 17, Sat.
through Sun. Jan. 1
Jan. 21, Sat.
Jan. 24-Feb. 3, Tues.
Feb. 4, Sat..
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DEC. 10 ISSUE ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
Student Directories will go on
sale Wednesday for 75 cents, Andy
Smith, Directory business manager
The 1954-55 edition of the Uni
versity directory will be sold in
organized houses on Ag and City
campuses and in booths at the Ag
and City Unions. The sale period
will lart until Dec. 11. Ag sales
will be handled by the Ag Build
ers. The directory contains a com
plete list of University students
with their Lincoln addresses, tele
phone numbers, year in school and
home town and hometown address.
Faculty members are listed along
with their position and department,
University phone number and resi
dence and residential telephone
A separate section is included
which lists all fraternity, sorority
and organized houses and their
members. Organizations and their
presidents are also listed.
The directory includes a list of
the library staff and library hours.
Also in the directory are Univer
sity phone numbers, University
pastors and religious workers and
the addresses of student houses.
A new advertising feature this
year has spaces devoted to Omaha
firms as well as Lincoln bust
nesses. All advertisers are listed
in a separate index.
Smith said that this year's edi
tion was "larger than ever." He
urged all Builders workers ap
pointed to sell directories in or
ganized houses to attend the mass
meeting Tuesday in Union Room
315 at 7:15 p.m.
Since the book is printed on a
non-profit basis by Builders,"
Smith said, "only a limited num
ber of directories have been print
ed. After the 2750 copies have been
sold, there will be no more."
Ann Launer is editor of the direc
tory. Her assistants include Myrna
Olson, faculty lists: Marial Wright,
organizations; Martha Morrison,
proofreading; Helen Weir, student
lists, and Judy SnelL typing.
Business assistants include Dick
Odum, sales manager; Diane Kno
tek, Lincoln advertising; Ben Bel
ment, Omaha advertising, and
Barb Eicke. secretary.
1 Feb. 1, 2, Wed. and
Feb. 3, Fit
Feb. 6, Mon.
Feb. 14, Tues.
Mar. 3, Sat. noon
Mar. 24-April 1,
April 17, Tues.
April 21, Sat. noon
May 5, Sat.
May 26, Sat.
May 29 and May 31
through June 8, Fri.
June 9, Sat.
June 11, Mon.
New student pre-registration tests
First semester classes begin
ment of all fees will be accepted
First scholastic reports
Second scholastic reports
Last day of first semester classes
First semester examinations
First semester commencement
Second Semester Classes begin
First scholastic reports
Second scholastic reports
Last day of second semester classes
Second semester examinations
Eighty-Fifth Annual Commencement
On Display At NU
By JOHN TERRILL
Kappa Alpha Ma Member
American photojournalists cover
the world's newsfront daily, striv
ing for accurate pictures which
will convey to all viewers news
worthy current events at home or
Like a good news story, these
photojournalists strive for perfec
tion. It is no mystery Tthen, that an
annual photo salon is held to de
termine which pictures of the mil
lions takra are the best.
The Nebraska chapter, Rho, of
Kappa Alpha Mu, national honor
ary photojournalism fraternity,
has that salon on display in B-5
The salon is annually held by the
School of Journalism of the Uni
versity of Missouri. It is judged
by some of tee country's best pho
tographers. This year there were 1,877 pic
tures submitted by 332 photogra
phers. Two hundred and twenty
eight of the 3332 work for a news
paper. Newspaper syndicates are
represented by 74 cameramen.
There are 15 photomen from maga
zines and 15 freelance men also
The officers of the Nebraska
Chapter of KAM believe that this
is one of the best collections of
current newspictuvei to be shown
at the University.
The officers of K.A.M. are Ray
Magorian, president; Imogene Bar
ry, vice president; John Terrill,
secretary and Marcia Mickelson,
Ksw b go
and UAKE f'OKEY
Here's a rare opportunity for
you to earn money without
leaving your campus.
Tou have a chance to be a
representative of American
Youth Abroad, the laraeit low.
cost Europe travel service in
Central United States.
Ml you de it help your fellow
students plan a summer trip to
Europe. And if they go you
receive a percentage of the cost
of their trip.
Write now lor detailed infor
mation en how to sell travel to
college students. Positions open
for AYA representatives are
limited. But you have a chance
if you apply NOW.
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On Saturday, foreign students
of the University will be conducted
on a tour of Lincoln, including
principally the Capitol Building.
The foreign students will meet in
front of the Union at 9:45 a.m.
After a guided tour of the Capitol
the students will be addressed by
Governor Crosby after which they
will continue on a tour of Lincoln.
The tour is being conducted by
the International Student Activities
Committee. The members of this
committee include foreign students
and Student Council members.
Chairman of the committee is
Gail Katskee. Other members in
clude: Jeanne Beck, Kay Murcum,
Lichu Chen, Margie Hooks, Joseph
Hsu, Jo Knapp, Joyce Laase, Shar
on Mangold, Leila Nagaty, Fred
Stauffacher, Carol Unterseher, Ed
Weise and Marina Wischnewsky.
At Air Base
University women who wish to
participate in Lincolnette Hostess
groups at the Air Base are eligible
as soon as application has been
Applications may be made with
Helen Snyder, assistant dean of
women, any day this week. Girls
who applied last spring should re
port to Miss Snyder if they wish
to continue in the program.
The program will include 40 Uni
versity girls, who will work in
groups of 10 at the Tuesday night
Transportation is furnished by
busses. Music is furnished by a
dance band from Offut Air Force
Base in Omaha.
Officers of the Lincolnette group
serve as chaperones.
The appointment of Dr. Wil
liam C. Kramer of Holdrege as
chairman of the department of
dental science and literature and
professor of operative dentistry
has been approved by the Board
Kramer succeeds Dr. Bert
L. Hooper as chairman of the
department. Hooper will continue
with his duties as Dean of the
College of Dentistry.
A graduate of Dental College in
1948, Kramer taught Opera
tive Dentistry as an instructor
from the time of his graduation
until 1952. He has ako been in
Modern, contemporary and ren
aissance paintings from the Stu
dent Art Gallery Collection are
now on display in the main lounge
of the Union.
Each year the art department
retains two pieces of work from
each of its graduates, and these
make up the Student Collection.
Some of these pieces are kept for
a long period of time, while oth
ers are returned after about a
The length of time that the piece
of work- is kept depends upon
the need the art department has
for its partijular type of compo
sition. The policy of retaining works
from graduates was begun four
years ago. Since then the Stu
dent Collection has grown to 203
pieces, rnese pieces are from
all fields and phases of art, and
they include sculpture, ink and
pencil drawings, oil paintings, wat
er colors and many others.
Those now on display in the
Union are oil paintings and waU
Some of the graduates who have
received scholarships and whose
works are now being shown at
the Union are Ward Linkley, as
sistant instructor at the Univer.
sity of Illinois,' and Lois Frqdrich,
Phyllis Mayaer, Carol Haerer and
Mary Hartman, all of whom are
now in Paris.
The present art collection will
be on display until Nov. 29.
Given To 23
Twenty - three Sears - Roebuck
scholarships have been awarded to
freshmen boys in the College of
Agriculture and girls in the home
James Turner, a sophomore, re
ceived an additional scholarship.
He was last year's scholarship stu
dent with the highest average.
Freshmen receiving the awards
are Marvin Bishop, Larry Ewing,
Dean Clock, Arthur Grube, Rich
ard Hagemeier, Larry Heesacker,
Ronald Helsing, Larry Robinson,
Bernard Rohrig, Vernon Souders,
Ed Stoller, Garry Zimmerman,
James Janulewicz, Larry Voss.
Lorraine Barthuly, Jayne Brown,
Ruth Fisher, Mary Louise Fritts,
Jacqueline Hansen, Jane Michald,
Judith Oeltjen and Elaine Sack
schewsky. Ag Union Movie
Movies of the 1954 Farmers Fair
will be held in the Ae Union Wed
nesday at T p.m. They are spon
sored by the Rodeo Club.
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