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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 14, 1954)
Tuesday, December 14, 1954
Patio, Fountain-Lounge ,
New Union Addition
Scheduled For 1958
Construction of a new addition
to the Union, originally scheduled
for next year, has been postponed
tentatively until 1958, according to
Duane E. Lake, managing director
of tiie Union.
University enrollment is not
enough to warrant the expense of
a new addition at present, he said.
By 1958, the University anticipates
8500 enrollment, which is enough
students to support the proposed
Estimated cost of the addition is
$700,000, which is expected to be
taken care of by the Union build
ing fund and a bond issue.
Present running costs of the
Union amount to $72,000 annually.
The increased facilities of the ad
dition will boost the running ex
penses to approximately $125,000.
These estimated costs do not in
clude the Corn Crib or the Round
up Room, which are self-supporting
units, Lake said.
To complement the new addition,
there will be extensive renovation
of the present Union, Lake said.
Modernization of the music room
and the main lounge is tentatively
planned for this summer, he said.
The lounge will be decorated in
modern decor, and will be ar
ranged in small seating groups, he
A fountain-lounge that opens to
a patio is planned as part of the
new addition, which will be built
The University Flying Club will
hold a meeting Tuesday evening at
7:30 p.m. in the Social Room of
the Ag Union.
The meeting is open to all Uni
versity students, and club presi
dent Arza J. Snyder urges all stu
dents interested in flying to attend.
The Philosophy Club will meet
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Room
118, Burnett Hall. ,
Keith Scheer, graduate assistant
In philosophy, will speak on the
subject, "What is Philosophy."
The meeting is open to all inter
Rhodes Scholarship Won
By Bruckner At Indiana
The winner of the two-year
Rhodes scholarship to Oxford Uni
versity in England from this district
was Donald Bruckner, graduate
student at Indiana University.
. Bruckner and David Gradwhol,
a senior in the College of Arts and
Sciences, were the state candidates
for the appointment.
Ag Rodeo Club
The University Rodeo Coub will
hold a special meeting Tuesday
evening at 7:30 p.m. in Room 307
Committee appointments will
be made for the Farmer's Fair
on the northwest corner of the
The addition is planned to sur
round the patio, which will be used
as part of the fountain-lounge when
weather permits. The lounge will
be arranged in the continental
seating plan of small informal
groups gathered around low tables
There will also be booths and
Also proposed is a bowling alley
to be located under the patio. Ac
cording to plans, there will be 8
lanes. Other recreational facilities
include a billiard room, a table
tennis room and accommodations
for table games such as bridge,
checkers and chess.
More Office Space
Student organizations will gain
more office space in the addition.
Approximately 12 new office areas
The present Union is noted for
carrying on an extensive program
with limited facilities, according to
Lake. Only two other unions, the
University of Wisconsin and Cor
nell University, have programs
that compare to Nebraska's in
scope, he continued.
"The removal of Uni Drug arid
Woods' Cafe have helped the Crib
business and the new self-service
plan is apparently successful,"
Attractions Not Supported
Although the Crib is doing well,
students don't attend major at
tractions such as Fred Waring,
"The Caine Mutiny Court Mar
tial" or Agnes Moorhead, Lake
The Union lost money on the
last three major attractions, Lake
The Union has absorbed activi
ties of other organizations which
do not have facilities to carry on
programs that fill a need for the
student body, Lake said.
The Union Board of Managers,
composed of students, faculty and
alumni, will discuss the building
program and the Union financial
situation Wednesday night.
A mathematics colloquium will
be conducted by Dr. George Seif
ert, assistant professor of mathe
matics, Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Bur
nett Room 209.
The lecture will cover A non
linear differential equation of pen
New Union Books
Twelve new books are now avail
able for use in the Union Book
Nook. These include: "A Lantern
In Her Hand," "Autumn," "1954
Selections," "Mary Anne," "The
Fall of Titan," "The Roosevelt!
Family of Sagamore Hill," "No
Time for Sergeant," "The Rama
yana," "Good Morning Miss Dove"
and "The Year the Yankees Lost
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China Dos, Antique Sleds
Decorate Display In Union
Courtesy Lincoln Mar
Paint And Pledge Power
Toys from Christmas past
china-head dolls, antique high-flying
sleds and rose-colored cream
r.nd sugar sets decorate the dis
play case in the Union lounge.
A hand-made sled fashioned of
hickory and hackberry wood from
an Indian reservation was made in
1873 and given to a. four-year old
girl. This piece secured from the
Nebraska State Historical Society
is one of its oldest exhibits
The oriental carpeting covering
the floor of the sled was made in
the same year.
A rare china-headed, rosy
cheeked doll gowned in a white
dimity dress with butterfly sleeves
was made in the 1880's.
Another blonde - haired doll
dressed in an ice-blue gown was
given as a Christmas present in
"King Christmas," a booklet il
lustrating Yuletide celebrations, a
miniature flat-iron, and a diminu
tive set of rose-painted tea-time
utensils complete the exhibition.
The display, sponsired by the
Union Art Committee, will be
shown until Saturday
S.udent Season Tickets
For NU Sports On Sale
" Ail-Sports tickets are on sale in
the Coliseum ticket office.
The student season tickets in.
elude all the remaining University
sports for the rest of the year. The
price is $3.
First event on the ticket is the
basketball game with South Da.
kota University at 8 p.m. in the
'o ooo HP
The pledge classes of Alpha
Omicron Pi and Theta Chi
worked last weekend on the com
munity service project of paint
ing the Muni Pool Bath, House.
The Theta Chi's bought the
AOPi's at the AUF Auction, and
put them to work this way.
Painting are Don McNally, Joan
.Wccrts and Corky Kolb, while
the maintenance foreman for the
City Recreation Department supervises.
Iron Fence Kept Com Out,
Professors la, At 1872 M
By PEG VOLZKE
What has happened to the Uni
versity's iron fenced-in campus0
The original University campus
was bounded by 10th, 12th, R and
T Streets, and covered about 11
acres. There was only one building
in the center of the block which
was old University Hall. In the
building were all the departments
and offices of the professors. This
was the entire University in 1872.
About 1880, an iron fence was put
around the campus. It was of steel
rods, six inches in diameter and
10 feet high, and set about six
inches apart. There were fancy or
namental gates that opened onto
the campus in various places. On
these, gates were padlocks which
were always locked at 10 p.m.,
closing the campus for the night.
Kept Cows Off
The purpose of the iron fence
was to keep neighbor's cows off
everyone else. If a person was on
the campus after 10 p.m., he had
to climb over the fence, with the
exception of a few privileged pro
fessors who had keys.
One night a professor went to
the campus to work in the labor
atory. When he got ready to de
part for home, it was after 10
p.m. . Because he didn't have a
key, he decided to jump over the
As he was hurdling the high fenc
he caught his overcoat on one of
the fence pickets. There was a loud
ripping of material. Thanks to the
Colorado's Flafiron Editor
Fired By Publications Board
The board of publications at the
University of Colorado last week
suspended The Flatiron, widely
known University of Colorado hu
mor magazine, and fired its editor.
The reason for the action was
expressed that "the present Flat
iron is not a publication we think
should go out under the name of
the students of the University," by
a member of a student commis
sion envolved in the action.
The commission, corresponding
to the Student Council at the uni
versity, started action toward the
suspension and firing by first sug
gesting to the board of publica
tions that Jim Hutchinson, Flat
iron editor, be fired. The commis
sion stated that "the editor has
failed to uphold his expressed goals
as stated in his interview before
the board of publications last
The commission further stated
that the Flatiron magazine "is not
the type of humor magazine that
should be published under the
name of the student? of the Uni
versity of Colorado."
The president of the student
commission said that the student
governmnt body has a responsi
bility regarding publications listed
as "published by the associated
students of the University of Colo
rado." He did not feel the Flat
iron was the type of material to
go out to the general public as
representing the students.
The suspension served to cur
tail the publication of the maga
zine's Christmas issue, including
a loss in money of two-thirds of
tho cost of printing the issue.
Most of the agitation started
from two students Don Plambeck,
commissioner of publications for
the student government commis-
i sion, and Wilson Hinckly, student
publications board member.
The magazine's staff was very
displeased with the board's ac
tion, a staff member said, - since
the action caused cancellation of
the December issue. This caused
loss of money and a bad influence
on advertisers, staff members
After the suspending of the mag
azine, the editor gave a rather
bitter interview to the Colorado
Daily, Colorado campus newspa
per, and cited the plight of the
magazine as a dying off of the
publication. He also attacked
Plambeck and Hinckley for cam
Daily Takes Poll
The Colorado Daily then pro
ceeded to take a poll of the stu
dent body, showing two of every
three students questioned in favor
of The Flatiron.
Final retaliation on the part of
Hutchinson was an open letter to
the students which threw a final
stone at Hinckley in particular and
campus politics in general. He
said his association with Hinckley
The board referred to the maga
zine as a medium for wholesome
and- original humor and creative
writing. Objections were given to
the dubious good taste of the
As the situation exists now, the
University of Colorado is without
its humor magazine, and a drive
has been started to revamp the
policy of the magazine and select
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old iron fence, the professor went
home that night with only part of
his overcoat on, the other part
hanging on top of the fence.
On the campus there was abso
lutely "no smoking" anywhere or
at anytime. Conspicuous no smok
ing signs were put up all over the
campus. But regardless, there
were several professors who
Since there were no manufac
tured cigarettes then, they had to
roll their own. The profs carried
a book of cigarette papers and a
cotton bag of tobacco around with
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