The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 07, 1955, Image 1

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Ivy Day Interfraternity Sing
Should Be Sponsored By IFC,
Nebraskan Editorial SaysPg. 2
Huskers Meet Mizzou Friday;
Recent Victory Over l-State
Encourages Team See Page 3
Vol. 55, No. 40
Lincoln, Nebraska
Friday, January 7, 1955
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Marlene Hutchinson, Sharon
Mangold and Janet Lindquist were
elected presidents of Ag YWCA,
City Campus YWCA and the
Home Ec Club in a general elec
tion Thursday.
Glenna Barry was elected
vice-president elect of Ag YWCA
Lou Lingren is the new secretary
of the Ag group and Carol Thomp
son is elected secretary of the
City Y.
On the Home Ec Club slate Lee
Lingren was elected secretary;
Commencement Plans
Fred Seaton Named
Mid Term Speaker
Fred Seaton, Assistant Secretary
of Defense in charge of legislative
affairs, will be the principal speak
er at the mid-term commencement
exercises Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. in
the Nebraska Theater at 12th and
P St
Approximately 275 seniors will
graduate. Each graduate will be
given two tickets for parents and
Rev.. Charles E. Tyler, pastor
of Hillside Presbyterian Church
in Omaha, will act as chaplain at
the exercises. He is past mod
erator of the Synod of Nebraska,
Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.
Dr. Leroy Laase, co-chairman
of the Faculty Senate Committee
on Commencement and Honorary
.Degrees, said "Rev. Tyler was
selected as an outstanding and dis
tinguished minister in the state
of Nebraska."
Seaton was selected interim
United States Senator by Gov. Val
Peterson to fill the vacancy left
by the death of Sen. Wherry. He
was a state senator in the unicam
eral legislature at one time. He
is a member of the Seaton Pub
lishing Co. which has newspapers
Third Potluck
For Professors
Slated Sunday
The year's third "Pot-luck with
the Profs" will be in the Ag Union
Sunday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Spe
cial entertainment will be pro
vided by the Alpha Gamma Sigma
trio, consisting of Lonnie Wrasse,
Norman Reed and Kendall Atkins.
Joyce Taylcr is student commit
tee chairman. Committee mem
bers include: hostess, Lou Lind
gren; name cards, Jan Lorrance
and Lee Lindgren; entertainment,
Mervyn Schliefert; setup, Dick
Hubbard; guests, Althea Blunn.
The faculty chairmen will be
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Dowe assisted
by Messrs. and Mmes. Jack King,
John C. Dean, Kris Kristjanson,
Roy C. Lipps, C. W. Nibler, J. H.
Pazur, Leon Chesnin, Mrs. Helen
Warner and Josephine Brooks.
Builders Interviews
Interviews for Builders' Board
positions will begin in Union
Room 313 Saturday at 9 a.m.
Students who signed up pre
viously for interviews are re
minded to be there at the ap
pointed time, Muriel Pickett, presi
dent of Builders, announced.
throughout Kansas and Nebraska
and is publisher of the Hastings
Dr. Leroy Laase, chairman of
the department of speech and
dramatic art, will act as master
of ceremonies. The program for
the exercise will be announced lat
Degree candidates will receive
a letter of detailed instructions
concerning graduation procedures
during the middle of January
Members of the Faculty Senate
Committee on Commencement and
Honorary Degrees include officers,
ex officio members, other faculty
members and student- members
Dr,. Laase -and - William Foxwell,
professor of mechanical engineer
ing, are co-chairmen of the com
mittee. Shirley .Thomsen is sea
Ex-officio members are George
Rosenloff, dean of admissions, and
Chancellor Clifford Hardin. Stu
dent members on the committee
are Jack Rogers and Muriel Pick
ett. Faculty members complet
ing the committee are: Paul Mead'
ows, professor of sociology; Jose
phine Brooks, associate professor
of home economics; C. W. Smith,
nrofessor of agricultural engineer
iig; Walter Wright, assistant to
the dean of Arts and Science and
Merle Stoneman, professor of
school administration,
AWS Names
Seven Follies
Traveler Acts
Seven Traveler Acts were chos
en Wednedsay night for Coed Fol
lies Feb. 28 and March 1.
The acts include: Jacy Mathie
son, tap dance; Norman Bossard,
vocal; Sandy Mahaffey, Barb
Coonrad, Barb Yokel and Mary
Ann Burcum. trio and accompani
ment; Kappa Alpha Theta, western
melodrama; Sandra Lowenstein,
accordion; Joyce Stratton, record
pantomime, and Dabs Jelgerhuis,
. The winners were chosen by
faculty membera Mary Jean Mul
vaney, Elsie M. Jerons and Dallas
Williams and AWS members.
These acts will appear between
ekits at the Coed Follies. All
seven will appear both nights, and
the one winner will be announced
the second night.
There will be a meeting of the
competing Traveller Acts Febr. 16
at 7 p.m.
Marion Sokel, treasurer, and Ma
rie Gerdes, historian.
Treasurers for the YW organiza
are Sarol Wiltse, City, and Mary
Sorenson, Ag. District represen
tatives are Twyla Riley, Ag, and
Martha Glock, City.
In addition to YW activities, Miss
Mangold is president of .NUCWA.
Miss Hutchinson is a member of
Student Council, vice-president of
4-H Club, BABW Board, Ag Re
ligious Council, Coed Counselors,
Phi Upsilon Omicron and Voca
tional" Homemaking Education As
sociation. Miss Barry is a member of NU
CWA Board, University Theater,
Student Council and City Campus
Religious Council.
Miss Reeves is a member of
Home Ec Club, president of Ag
Interdenominational Youth Fellow
ship and vice-president of Ag Re
ligious Council. Miss Lingren is
a member of VHEA, Phi Upsilon
Omicron and also on Home Ec
Club Council.
Miss Thompson is active in Coed
Counselors as a board member.
Miss Wiltse is a member of WAA
and Cosd Counselors.
Miss Sorenson is a WAA repre
sentative, a member of VHEA and
Coed Counselors.
Miss Lindquist s activities in
clude past Home Ec Club histo
rian, secretary of the'Ag YWCA,
Farmers' Fair Board, VHEA, LSA,
Regional Executive Board and Ag
Religious Council.
Miss Sokel is a member of Home
Ec Council, Newman Club, VHEA.
For Nebraskan
Due Jan. 12
Interviews for positions on the
second semester Nebraskan staff
by the Committee on Student Pub
lications will be Jan. 14 at the
Applications are now available
in the Nebraskan office or the
Public Relations office, 1127 R St.
They must be submitted to either
office before 5 p.m. Jan. 12.
The Pub Board announced final
arrangements for interviews will
be announced later.
The following positions are open
to applicants: Editor, s(5 per
month; News Editor, Managing
Editor and Editorial Page Editor,
each receiving $45 per month;
four Copy Editors, $35 each;
Sports Editor, $45; Agricultural
Editor, $20; Business Manager,
$60; four Assistant Business Man
agers, each receiving $20 plus
commissions, and Circulation Man
ager, $50.
Foreign Student Tour
The second foreign 6tudent tour,
sponsored by the Student Council
Foreign Students Activity Com
mittee, will be Saturday.
Any foreign student may attend.
The group will tour the Lincoln
City Mission and KOLN television
station. They will meet at 1:45
p.m. at the Union. .
The first foreign student tour
visited the State Capitol Building.
3vy Soongj lyDooDg
Kosmet Klub president Al An
derson presented his organization's
view on the current KK fraternity
song leaders' dispute over regu
lations governing the 1955 Ivy Day
Interfraternity contest in an Inter
fraternity Council meeting Thurs
day afternoon.
" Anderson said he thought the re
cently distributed petition, signed
by some 20 fraternity song lead
ers, indicated "an unwillingness
of song leaders to lead singing
under the new rules rather than
an unwillingness of Greek organi
zations to take part in the conlpe
tition." A show of hands revealed
that no fraternity had discussed
the petition in meetings.
No Desire To Dictate
Anderson noted that KK members
had done their best to get opin
ions from members of Greek let
ter organizations before making
the new rules. However, Bruce
Martin, Sigma Chisaid no mem
ber of KK had contacted his fra
ternity before the new rules went
into effect. ,
Anderson replied that this was
an error on his organization's part
but added he was at a loss to
see why originators of the petition
and individuals who backed it did
not come directly to the KK to
inquire about the possibility of
having the rule changed rather
than threatening to boycott Ivy
Day Sing.
He emphasized the fact that KK
had no desire to dictate to fra
ternitites on what they could or
could not sing. Anderson pointed
Student Council -
out that KK had based their de
cision to make a change in the
rules with this idea in mind: "All
competitors in the men's division
of the Ivy Day Sing are fraterni
ties; why shouldn't fraternity songs
be sung." He pointed out "any
organization or group can sing
a popular song, like . fraternities
have been doing, but only frater-
Committee Established
To Investigate Ivy Day
Due to confusion concerning Ivy
Day, the .Student Council set up
a special committee in a meeting
Wednesday to investigate Ivy Day.
Dan Rasdal, in presenting the
motion before the Council, said
no one seemed to know where the
final authority of Ivy Day was
and how it is financed. He sug
gested that a committee be ap
pointed to investigate these two
Symphony Program
Wishnow, List To Play
Violin, Piano Concerto
The University Symphony Or
chestra will present its 86th annual
concert with Eugene List as guest
pianist in the Union Ballroom Jan
9 at 8 p.m.
According to Union officials, 900
tickets to this concert have been
given out with no admission charge
At 5 p.m. Friday any tickets which
have been returned will be re
Varied Career
List has had a varied career
since his. musical debut at the
age of 10. After "his debut with
the Los Angeles Philharmonic Or
chestra he received, at the age
of 13, a scholarship to study under
Olga Samaroff Stokowski in Phil
adelphia. Later he won wide ac
claim after two tours in Europe
and several full-scale recital tours
in the United States.
List is probably best remem
bered as the "Potsdam Pianist."
He was summoned to play pri
vately for the Big Three Church
ill, Stalin and Truman in Pots
dam. Concert With Wife
He opened his 1954-55 fall sea
son with the Philadelphia Orches
tra in a joint concert with his
wife, Carroll Glenn, at the Wor
cester Music Festival. Highlights
of his present tour include appear
ances with the New Philharmonic
in two separate Gershwin nights,
with the Denver Symphony, the
Oklahoma Symphony, the Provi
dence Philharmonic, the Spring-
Coffee Named
'55 President
Marvin Coffey, junior, was
elected president of Ag YMCA in
an Ag campus election Thursday.
Coffey defeated Russell Lang.
Lang, a sophomore, will be first
vice-president of the organization.
Others elected in the Thursday
race include Bill , Reed, second
vice-president; John Burbank, sec
retary; Lonnie Wrasse, treasurer,
and Bob Lubruska, district repre
Coffey, who will serve for the
next two semesters, is a member
of Agronomy Club, Alpha Zeta, Ag
Interdenominational Youth Fellow
ship and Farm House.
field Symphony and the Blooming
Emanuel Wishnow, professor of
the violin and conductor of the
university's 70-piece Orchestra, is
a personal friend of List. At List's
request, Wishnow will play the
solo violin part in "Concerto in F
Minor for Violin and Piano."
Guest Conductor
Other numbers on the program
will be "Overture to Russian and
Ludmilla," "Concerto in F Major
for Violin and Piano," "A Night
on Bald Mountain," "Prelude,
Choral, and Fugue" and "Piano
Concerto in C Minor, No. 2."
Besides conducting the Univer
sity Symphony for 11 years, Wish'
now has been the guest conductor
of the Omaha Symphony Orches
tra for three years and the guest
conductor of the Lincoln Symphony.
From 1936 through 1950, Mr. Wish
now was concert master of the
Lincoln Symphony, and this winter
is the sixth season he will be ap
pearing in a ' series of chamber
music recitals in both -Omaha and
Lincoln. .
College Advisory Group
Marr Stromer, senior in Arts
end Sciences and Innocents So
ciety president, will fly to Wash
ington, D. C, Jan. 28 tc repre
sent the University on President
Eisenhower's special Committee on
Intercollegiate Problems. Both
Domestic and International.
, Stromer received a personal let
ter from the President or Dec.
7 appointing ' him to the commit
tee. He is one of five students
selected from universities repre
senting geographical parts of the
the other four delegates were
chosen from Princeton University,
University of California at Berk
ely, Northwestern University and
Southern Methodist University. In
ternational representatives on the
committee were chosen from uni
versities in France, Germany, the
Philippines and England..
The purpose of the special meet
ing is to ob
tain student
opinion oh the
today's college
graduates t o
face world
problems and
t o compare
e d u c ational
a d v a ntages,
both domes
tic and for
The students will follow a skele
ton outline of discussion set up
previously by the President.
Stromer said the President was
probably attempting to get directly
at the student opinion by ques
tioning actual students rather than
rely purely on administrative and
faculty opinions.
Upon arrival in Washington, D.
C, Stromer and the other four
U. S. students and four foreign
students will attend a special re
ception at the White House where
they will meet the President and
his Cabinet. The committee will
confer with Sam Brownell, U.S.
Commissioner of Education, and
meet representatives of both the
Senate and House of Representa
tives. Following the formalities, the
committee will meet with the Pres
ident to discuss current educational
problems. Stromer will return on
Jan. 31.
Stromer's other activites include:
vice president of Masquers, Kos
met Klub, Corn Cobs, past Stu
dent Council member, president
of the Red Cross College Unit,
National ' Collegiate Players, re
cipient of Purple Masque and mem
ber of Pi Sigma Alpha, political
science honorary. Stromer is maj
oring in speech and political sci
ence. Commenting on his appointment
to the special committee, Stromer
said. "I feel it is a great privi
lege to be asked to serve on this
committee and hope that this com
mittee, if nothing else, can help
create a feeling of co-operation
between students here and abroad."
Ag College
Days To Be
Jan. 14-15
For Ag College alumni, home
economics graduates, parents of
students, and friends, Ag Days
will be Jan. 14 and 15,
Dr. Franklin Eldridge, associate
director of resident instruction, is
in charge of the program. The pro
gram will begin at 12:30 p.m. Jan.
14 with registration. At 1 p.m. a
film, "Football Highlights of 1954,"
will be shown.
In the afternoon, Dean W. V.
Lambert will speak on "Recent
Development in Teaching, Exten
sion and Research at the College
of Agriculture." In the evening,
Chancellor Clifford M. Hardin will
speak on the "Future of the Uni
versity of Nebraska."
The main speaker of the two
day program will be Kirk Fox,
editor of Successful Farming Mag
azine. His subject, will be "The
Role of Education and Research in
Agricultural Progress." He will
speak at 2 p.m. Jan. 14.
The program for Jan. 15 will
feature a ham dinner at 6 p.m.
The Farmers' Fair Board is in
charge of the dinner. Also fea
tured on Saturday will be open
house by a member of campus de
partments and a number of pro
grams and exhibits. Members of
Ag Builders have volunteered to
act as guides for the various ex
hibits. According to Dr. Eldridge, Ag
Days are being held because "we
felt therewas a need for us to be
in closer contact with Ag College
alumni and the parents of Ag Col
lege students. In the past there
has been an organized agriculture
program to which people from all
over the stafe were invited to par
ticipate. "Farm and Home Week was
held in years previous to the or
ganized agriculture general pro
gram. A number of colleges still
have Farm and Home Week which
emphasizes all the different phases
of home economics and agricul
ture., When these programs were
discontinued at' the University, it
left a need for some type of pro
gram." '
questions and also to look into the
Ivy Day Sing.
Rasdal said that it is "of vital
concern to the Council and is of
all University interest" to find out
more about Ivy Day and see if
it is being run efficiently. The
special committee, which has not
been announced by the Student
Council, will be composed of Coun
cil members and will report to the
The committee will ask organi
zations and people on campus for
information about Ivy Day, but
it is planning no immediate ac
tion. On the question of finances,
Rasdal said he understands that
money for the preparation of
grounds comes from the Univer
sity Assessment Fund, but that it
is not clear who assumes the other
expenses. He Jhought that Mor
tar Boards may pay a large part
of them.
Rasdal said he wants to find
out where the final authority for
Ivy Day and the Ivy Day Sing
lies. The committee will try to
find out whether any final respon
sibility has been designated, or
whether Ivy Day and its phases is
governed by tradition.
In the past,, the Kosmet Klub
has had control over the fraternity
Ivy Day Sing.
Next week the Council will vote
on a motion presented Wednesday
by the Elections Committee to ask
the University to provide more
election punch sections the first
of next year.
The Elections - Committee also
recommended that the Council
change elections rules, eliminat
ing that section which requires a
faculty member at the polling
place of each special election. This
rule was recently enforced when
a Council committee used it as a
partial basis for invalidating the
A further amendment to the
Elections Rules presented by the
Elections Committee would pro
vide for the automatic validation
of any special election if that
election is not invalidated within
60 hours after the votes are
counted. I
nity groups would logically be In
terested in singing their own
IFC Sponsorship
Sigma Nu representative Tom
Woodward moved that the IFC
sponsor the Interfraternity Sing
for 1955. After being seconded,
the motion was tabled until the
next regular IFC meeting so that
fraternity representatives could
discuss it in their respective or
ganizations' meetings next week.
Woodward said his motion was
made in an attempt to, "bring
the Sing competition under IFC
regulation so that all fraternities
would have a voice in making up
the rules.
"This would avert another peti
tion outbreak," he added.
Prior to discussion, IFC presi
dent Bill Devries congratulated
members on their showing at the
children's party held in the Union
before Christmas vacation. (Some
80 children received gifts and
entertainment at the party). De
vries gave Walt Wright, IFC trea
surer, and Dick Reische, Beta
Theta Pi, special recognition for
their work on the project.
Ivy Singing
Began 29
Years Ago
In light of the recent controversy
over the type of music to be sung
in the fraternity singing competi
tion on Ivy Day, the Nebraskan
has compiled a brief history of the
Interfraternity Sing at the Univer
sity. The annual Interfraternity Sing
held each spring on Ivy Day origi
nated nearly 30 years ago. A
fraternity song contest on Ivy Day
was first held in 1926.
Ivy Day itself originated In 1893
when the senior class gave a
boulder to the University as a
memorial gift. In 1908, Ivy Day
became more than a strictly senior
affair because of the tapping of
the Innocents. All classes were
dismissed and it was made a Uni
versity holiday.
Another sponsor of an inter
fraternity sing V-S-! the IFC who
sponsored a fraternity song con
test before the Interfraternity Ball
in 1930. Similar contests were held
in the early twenties.
The Interfraternity Sing as it is
known now is promoted, managed
and sponsored by Kosmet Klub.
Now, with the co-sponsorship of
Mortar Boards, both interfraternity
and sorority song competition is
held each spring.
The Innocents Society, the cause
of the current prominence of Ivy
Day, was founded in 1902. Kosmet
Klub was born in 1911.
The Outside
Staff Writer
Ike Appeals For Cooperation
President Eisenhower appealed to the new Democratic Congress to
cooperate with him lest the "paralyzing indecision" of divided govern
ment interrupt America's "heartening progress" toward peace and
prosperity as the keynote of his generally optimistic State of the
Union message Thursday.
Eisenhower told a 'joint session of the House and Senate that the
condition of the U.S. is eood and getting better. He was hopeful of
continuing progress" toward durable peace but admitted that the
current international situation is "merely world stalemate."
The President gave his only major surprise in the 6400-word mes
sage in a request to Congress for prompt federal action to relieve an
"unprecedented classroom shortage" in the nation's schools. On the
negative side he warned Congress against any attempt to scrap the
flexible farm price support law enacted last year.
Stock Market Continues Decline
The rousing bull market in stocks suffered its worst setback In four
and one-half years Wednesday as tne reaerai neserve
the amount of cash necessary to buy stocks on margin. Wall Street
analysts called the action the immediate psycnoiogicai iacror in we
stock msrkct brfiflk,
Rhnr nrices fell at the start, improved a bit around midday and
then slumped sharply in the late afternoon. By the end of the session,
losses ran to around $5 in some areas.
The Associated Press average of 60 stocks dropped to $152.40, down
$3.40, the worst decline since June 26, la&u, wnen me Korean war
started. Volume piled up fast as the ticker fell as much as 15 minutes
behind in reporting transactions. For the day turnover totaled 4,640,000
shares, largest since June 27, 1950.
Anderson Inaugurated
In his inaugural message to the State Legislature, Victor E. Ander
son, 27th governor of Nebraska, outlined a program of "sound self
government" for the next two years. The new governor stressed
efficiency and economy in state administration.
The message appeared to bear out Gov. Anderson's earlier observa
tions that he does not expect to be a "crusading" governor. It backed
up his repeated promise to take a businessman's view of governmental
Anderson told the lawmakers he intended to work with them as a
team member. He did not recommend any specific legislation. ?
PanamdcPolice Hold Suspect
Panama police held a 34-year-old U.S. citizen incommunicado
Thursday in connection with Sunday's slaying of President Jose
Antonio Remon. They were questioning at least 70 suspects in the
gang-style murden
Police said they picked up Martin Irving Lipstein tentatively
described as a schoolteacher from New York at the airport 24 !.ours
alter Remon and two other men were shot to death at Juan Franco
race track.