The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 11, 1955, Image 1

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Jo Conduct
Two Courses
Beginning German and a history
of Nebraska course will be the
first full credit unfversity courses
offered over KUON-TV, the Uni
versity Extension Division an
nounced. -
The German I course will be
taught by Dr. William K. Pfeiler,
professor of Germanic Languages,
and instructing History 129 over
television will be James C. Olson,
associate professor of history.
Although the Extension Division
has offered other non-credit cours
esover local television, this will
be the first time it has taught
credit course. The University plans
td add several full-credit courses
for television next year but has
no definite plans.
On the basis of the number of
free pamphlets sent out by the
University to viewers following the
non-credit courses, the Extension
Division expects no more than
forty enrolled in each of the credit
German I is a five hour credit
course and will be televised each
Monday and Wednesday at 10:30
a.m. History 129, a two-hour
course, is offered on Tuesday and
Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Both cours
es start Feb. 8 and will run for 16
Persons interested in taking ei
ther of these courses for university
credit may write the Extension Di
vision, KUON-TV, Lincoln 8, Ne-
braska. .
Enrollment fees will be $7.50
per credit hour plus cost of text
books and $1.50 for course mate
rial. The history textbook is $5.00,
and the German I textbooks total
$4.45. The only costs to non-credit
viewers who wish to follow the
courses will be those of the text
books. .
Judges To Select
Beauties Tuesday
Judging of Beauty Queens will
be Tuesday, at 7 p.m. in Room 313
of the Union.
Judges are Mary E. Michaud,
Instructor in clothing and textiles;
Robert P. Durrie, buyer in ladies
ready-to-wear for Magee's; Duane
E. Lake, managing director of the
Union, and Richard H. Blomgren,
down-town photographer.
Candidates were apportioned
among organized houses according
to the number of Cornhuskers sold
by Tassels representatives in the
houses. - .
Master's In
Approved By Regents
The University Board of Regents
Saturday approved the addition of
a .Master's degree in psychiatric
The master's degree will be the
first advanced degree of any type
offered in the state for nursing.
The University will be one of 14
schools in the nation to offer such
a 'degree. y
Dr. Cecil L. Wittson, chairman of
the Department of Neurology and
Psychiatry and director of the Ne
braska Psychiatric Institute, said
the graduate course will aid in
meeting the need for training qual
ified nurses for Nebraska's ment
al hospitals.
At present Nebraska has less
than 50 nurses trained in this fild
in the entire state mental hospitals.
"Nebraska should have about 300
nurses, according to the American
psychiatric Association's stan
dards," Dr. wittson said.
Another advantage of the pro
Journalism, Speech
mm- -
The revision of five journalism
and speech courses to include in
tensive training, both theoretical
and practical,' in the field of tele
vision was announced by the School j
of Journalism and the department :
of speech. I
'The revisions will become effec
tive at the start of the second se
mester. The facilities of the University's
new educational television station,
KUON-TV, will be used to provide
laboratory training for students. In
using equipment valued at more
than $100,000, the students will as
sist in the actual staging of tele
vision programs. They will work
as community writers, photogra
phers, newsmen, cameramen, floor
managers, audio men, announcers
and directors.
Dr. Leroy T. Laase, chairman of
the department of speech, an
nounced the following changes in
the Speech courses:
Speech 75 is an introductory
course in the field of radio and
television. Previously, the three
hour credit course was restricted
to radio. The course will represent
two hours of lectures and three
hours of laboratory work each
Speech 128 is a three-hour credit
course entitled Television Produc
tion. The course formerly was de
voted to radio programming. The
revised course wilK discuss the
Vol. 55, No. 41
'Routine Administrative Matter1
it a
Two part-time "security officers" have been hired by
the University as part of the administration's program
banning, illegal use of alcoholic beverages by students.
The hirings were first announced by Associate Dean
for Men Frank M. Hallgren during a meeting of the Inter
fraternity Council last week. In presenting the plan to
IFC delegates, Hallgren stressed the fact that the plan was
"not a new one." He pointed out the hiring of the two
enforcement "security officers" was a "routine adminis
trative matter.
In an interview Monday after
noon Hallgren said the two men
had been hired as part of a long
range plan that dated back to the
days when Dean (T.J.) Thompson
was a member of the University
staff. He explained the most re
cent administrative move as "rou
tine" by noting similar checking
operations by the University.
"When funds became available,"
he said, "we began checking the
kitchens of organized houses." By
making the checks, we did not and
do not imply that all organized
houses have kitchens filled with
vermin," Hallgren said.
However, it was our responsi
bility to make certain students did
have their food prepared under
sanitary conditions and we felt we
should make certain these condi
tions did prevail, he continued.
This new program, Hallgren
added, is much the same. Frater
nities have cooperated fully with
us in enforcing the regulations
concerning use of alcoholic bever
ages on the campus andor in their
houses; however it is necessary
that we (the administration) do our
part in enforcing the rules.
Two Officers
The two "security officers" work
on a part-ttime basis and are em
powered to make checks at fra
ternity social functions as well as
periodic investigations of fraternity
houses throughout the week. Ac
cording to Hallgren, these men
have been instructed to check on
houses for other infractions of Uni
versity rules than driking.
"However," Hallgren said, "in
fractions of rules on drinking ate
gram, Dr. Wittson said, is that any
graduate nurse may take individ
ual courses, even though not plan
ning to obtain a degree.
The program which will be under
the Department of Neurology and
Psychiatry will begin immediate
ly, Dr. Wittson said. Theresa G.
Muller, professor of nursing and
director of nursing education for
the Nebraska Psychiatric Insti
tute, will supervise the program.
The advanced course will be sup
ported by U.S. Public Health
Service and Board of Control funds.
The new program won praise
from Mrs. Irma S. Kyle, presi
dent of the Nebraska State Nursing-Association
who said, "This
is additional evidence that the
University of Nebraska is assum
ing its responsibility to the State."
Although the graduate degree is
important, added emphasis has
been given by allowing nurses to
take individual courses."
basic theory of television and the
integration of theater, films and
radio in television programming.
Three hours , of .laboratory work
will be included. " " "
Speech 176, Television Broadcast
ing, will include intensive applica
tion of principles of television
broadcasting in programming over
KUON-TV. The course will consist
. K ...4 .
t Television
Studio assistants George Hunk-
, . r hilh
er, sophomore, and Dorothy Mc-
Laughlin, junior, are helping in
the production of live television
wraMPf ATn
Mir 5 fly
the most frequently violated by
students. It is in this area the two
'security officers' will be most in
terested." When asked why the program
was not announced earlier in the
year, Hallgren said that the ad
ministration was not certain prop
erly trained personnel would be
available. He added that addition
al "security officers" may be hired
in the future or there may be
changes in personnel.
Credentials Explained
In explaining the powers of the
two men, Hallgren said they car
ried credentials signed by the
Chancellor which identified them
as bona fide employees of the Uni
versity. He said the two officers
could be refused permission to en
ter a fraternity house.
However, Hallgren explained,
such an action by a fraternity is
an obvious indication that organi
zation is not interested in cooper
ating with the administration.
In explaining the reasons for
taking this most recent action,
Hallgren emphasized the fact that
any community of nearly 7,000
persons, no matter how law abid
ing, finds it necessary to maintain
and support a police's force. He
noted the administration is held
responsible for University students
by the people who support this
University and that it is only logi
cal the rules aimed at promoting
good citizenship and living condi
tions for students be enforced.
Careful Checking
Hallgren pointed out that the ad
ministration cannot be satisfied
thaji.. University regulations we be
ing lived up to simply by having
an idea that things are as they
should be. "We must, back up our
ideas with information," he said,
"and careful checking is an effec
tive way to get accurate informa
tion." -
In pointing out the sources of in
creased public demand for Univer
sity responsibility for student life,
Hallgren noted University officials
are literally bombarded with ques
tions about student life at the Uni
versity when Uimt make public ap
pearances throughout the state.
"It would hardly dor" Hallgren
said,v"for us to inform parents and
relatives that University students
are on their own when they come
to Lincoln."
"In the final analysis," Hallgren
concluded, "I believe this inspec
tion program will not become harsh
or unreasonable."
Brubeck Tickets
Ticket sales for Dave Brubeck's
jazz performance, Jan. 18, are
"moving well," according to Judy
Kaplan, Union activities director.
ine tickets selling for $1.50 are
almost completely sold out. Mati
nee tickets and evening tickets
selling for $1.25 are moving steady.
of all laboratory work. Credit will
be one or two hours.
Laase said the speech courses
will be taught by Dr. Clarence
Flick, assistant professor of speech
and radio, who, in addition to earn
ing his Ph.D at Northwestern Uni
versity last summer, attended the
NBC Television Institute in Chi
cago. 1
shows over KUON-TV, the Uni-
versity television station,
fte new radio.televi.
si0n course, students will get
practical training in studio work.
Lincoln, Nebraska
Copy Editor
Questions of legality and authority in the
administration's enforcement of the University
drinking policies have recently come into con
sideration by the student body and faculty.
, The Nebraska constitution gives the Board
of Student Affairs, is charged with the gen
government of the University," and the Board
of Regents, in turn, gives the Dean of the Di
vision of Student Affairs the authority to "have
supervision of all relationships between stu
dents and the University."
The Dean of Student Affairs is responsible
for the discipline of all students. The associate
Dean for Men, who functions under the Dean
of Student Afafirs, is charged with the gen- 1
eral supervision of conduct and welfare of all
men students in the University.
The Board of Regents' By-Laws state that
"Students are expected to obey the laws of
the state and nation, to conduct themselves in
accordance with the rules of morality and
decency which obtain in well-ordered commu
nities and to refrain from any conduct injurious .
to the good name of the University."
Suspension, probation and dismissal is jus
tified by the Regents' by-law that states "A
student violating rules shall be liable t6 sus
pension, and for a flagrant violation of the
rules shaff be liable to dismissal from the
, University."
There has been no special order by the
Board of Regents authorizing any group of
inspectors or enforcement officers to inspect
fraternity houses, but this action is taken
through power granted to the Dean of Student
Affairs to enforce state, national and Univer
sity laws.
In a statement entitled "University of Ne-
List Interviewed
if 's VITD
Staff Writer
"More and more young musi
cians are getting their education
in America," Eugene List, con
cert pianist, said in an interview
before his concert Sunday.
List, who is one of the few lead
ing concert pianists educated in
the United States, said he felt the
two world wars have started a
trend toward musical education
in this country.
"There was a time," he said,
"when it was imperative to study
abroad. Now the training oppor
tunities are just as good here."
Initial Training Important
He recommended that an aspiring
young musician go to teachers who
Dr. William Swindler, director
of the School- of Journalism, listed
the following course revisions of
fered by the School.
Journalism 198, Television Jour
nalism, is a continuation of Radio
Journalism 197. The three-hour
credit course will emphasize the
adaptation of radio journalism
principles to television One of the
features of the course will be ex
periments in presenting news by
television. Swindler and Dr. L.
John Martin, assistant professor,
will instruct the course.
Journalism 173 is a three-hour
credit course entitled Photography
for Television Production. Ray F.
Morgan, assistant" professor, will
teach the uses of photography in
television, including still pictures,
slides and motion pictures.
All laboratory work at KUON-TV
will be under the supervision of the
station's staff. Jack McBride, di
rector, who has a master's degree
from Northwestern; Robert Schlat
er, producer-director who has a
master's from Columbia, and Nor
ris Heineman, producer-director
who has a master's from Syracuse
Students may register for, these
courses during the, regular regis
tration period next week.
(For other new courses and cor
rections to the schedule book, see
Page 4, Col. 2).
aonflEe injys
AIM liquor Laws Explained
will give him stimulating, careful
"The initial training is very im
portant, and often one must go
to the larger cities like New York,
Chicago, or Philadelphia for the
best teachers," List said.
List himself studied with pianist
Olga Samaroff at the Philadelphia
Conservatory. -
Meets Wishnow
At his concert with the Lincoln
Symphony, Eugene List first met
University Orchestr- Conductor
Emanuel Wishnow, when Wishnow
was con:ert master with the Lin
coln orchestra. List and Wishnow
have many mutual friends in New
York, and they spent one recent
summer together in New York
He said he felt that one of his
most interesting concerts was one
he gave with the French Radio
Orchestra right after the last war.
"I was still in my Army uniform,
and I think the audience expected
another inexperienced G.I."
List Heard
By Capacity
A capacity, crowd of University
students and Lincoln music lovers
listened to Eugene List, renowned
pianist, solo with the University
Symphony Orchestra Sunday in
the Union Ballroom.
List's major work of the even
ing was the well-known "Piano
Concerto in C Minor, No. 2" by
List also played Haydn's "Con
certo in F Major" for violin and
piano, with the violin part played
by Orchestra Conductor Emanuel
Wishnow, a distinguished , violin
ist in his own right. The Haydn
composition required a string sec
tion, supplied by the Orchestra.
The program began with the
Overture to "Russian and Lud
milla," an introduction to an opera
by Glinia. Between, the Haydn and
Rachmanioff pieces, the orchestra
also played Mussorgsky's .. "A
Night on Bald Mountain" and "Pre
lude, Choral and Fugue" by Bach
and Abert.
The enthusiastic audience brought
List back for an encore, which
was Chopin's "Waltz in C Sharp
Tuesday, January 11, 1955
i n
braska Policy on Student Use of Alcoholic
Beverages," released during the first weik in
October, the Chancellor and Board of Regents
said, "The University is unequivocally opposed
to (a) any sanction of use of liquor in, violation
of state law and city ordinances; and (b) for
bids the use of liquor at any social event.
"The University must, therefore, accept the
responsibility for exercising such disciplinary
measures (up to and including expulsion) for
offenses against state law, city ordinances and
University rules, even though offenders must
also suffe:r prosecution by civil authority."
The credentials that the inspectors working
for the office of Student Affairs carry do not
constitute a search warrant, but only insure
organizations that these persons are duly con
stituted representatives of the University,
Sections of the national and Nebraska con
stitutions state that the rights of the people
to be secure in their persons, houses, papers
and effects against unreasonable search with
out issue of a search warrant shall not be de
nied. The sections referred to are Section
Seven, Article One of the Nebraska Constitu
tion and the Fourth Amendment to the Na
tion Constitution.
These inspectors might possibly be in viola
tion of these statutes if they were to force
their way into fraternity houses; but according
to Associate Dean for Men Frank Hallgren,
these inspectors will not intrude if they are told
not to.
What action will be taken if a fraternity
refuses the inspectors admission to their house,
or if a fraternity member refuses the inspec
tors entrance to his room, has not been posi
tively stated by the administration, although
it has been indicated that some disciplinary
action will be taken."
Stirf Song
List commented that each year
he finds his viewpoint changes
toward piano-playing and toward
certain pieces. Sometimes when
his concerts "bunch up" on him,
he feels he must practice as much
as possible.
"Sometimes you get too close
to a piece and have to wait sev
eral years before you can come
back to it with a fresh viewpoint."
The Outside World
Staff Writer
More Weight For Cold War: Ike
President Eisenhower Monday asked Congress to throw more of
America's economic weight into the cold war against communism by
reducing tariffs, granting tax concessions to business investment
abroad and continuing technical aid to underdeveloped countries.
Mr. Eisenhower laid down a seven-point program of foreign eco
nomic policy which he said would help to open new .markets for U.S.
exports as well as strengthen free nations against "communist pene
tration and subversion. He described the program as "moderate, grad
ual and reciprocal." . ' . . ,
Its mam feature was a renewal of last year's request for a three
year extension of the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act, with authority
to reduce tariffs by five per cent each year.
He also made recommendations for encouraging greater tourist
travel abroad and increasing U.S. participation in international trade
Communist Leader Lightfoot On Trial
Communist leader Claude Lightfoot went on trial Monday in the
U.S. government's first court attempt to prove that mere membership
in the Communist party is a crime.
The triaL-of the 38-year-old executive secretary of th$ Illinois
Communist party was the first court test of a Smith Act clause which
makes it a crime, "to become a member of, or affiliate with" any
group which teaches, advocates or encourages the violent overthrow
of the U.S. government. '
Lightfoot was also the first Red leader to face trial alone. The
81 persons previously convicted under the Smith Act were tried for
conspiracy to organize groups working for the government's overthrow
not for merely being a member of such a group.
If convicted, Lightfoot could be sentenced to 10 years in prison
and maximum fine of $10,000. Such a conviction could also set the
stage for the arrest and imprisonment of thousands of otker American
Communists. ;
New Subversion Safeguard Urged
The Senate Investigations Subcommittee said "the Communist
Party has successfully infiltrated national defense industries." New
legal safeguards against possible subversion and espionage were urged
In a report by the subcommittee on a probe conducted under the
chairmanship of Sen. Joe McCarthy (R-Wis).
The report made these two recommendations:
1. That Congress authorize government agencies to bar persons
believed to be disposed to commit sabotage, espionage or other, sub
version from defense plants. 4
2. That the Defense Department "prepare adequate security regu
lations preventing the employment of and ordering the removal of
Communists in establishments producing materials ur.Jer the national
defense program regardless of whether the employment is In con
nection with classified work."
To Discuss
Foreign languages and their na
tional importance will be discussed
at a meeting of the Nebraska Uni
versity Council of World Affairs
Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.
Contrary to previous announce
ments, the meeting will be held
in Love Library Auditorium.
Language Instructors
Three foreign .language instruc
tors will discuss "Foreign Lan
guages and the National Interest"
and will then leave the topic open
for audience questions.
Members of the panel are John
Winkelman, assistant professor of
Germanic languages; Lloyd D.
Teale, assistant professor of Ro
mance Languages, and Charles
Colman, associate professor of Ro
mance Languages.
Speakers New Goal
Colman, chairman of the panel,
explained foreign languages are
more important to Americans than
ever before because of improved
transportation and communication.
The emphasis of foreign language
instruction has changed, Colman
said, from one of reading literature
to compreehnsion and speaking
ability of the language.
One of the most important de
velopments in the foreign language
field, Colman said, has been its
teaching to elementary school pu
pils. "It has been conclusively shown
students in the pre-adolescent pe
riod are able to learn a foreign
language with greater facility than
older children or adults," Colman
UN Project
Twenty-five universities (includ
ing the University) have been in
vited to undertake local consultation-discussions
by the Citizen Con
sulations which grew out of the
United States Commission for
United Nations UNESCO projects.'"
Other issues in this series which
will be discussed at later NUCWA
meetings include Americans an in
ternational traveler and host,
American interest in underdevel
oped areas and moral and spiritual
resources for international cooperation.
To Lecture
The department of psychology
will present the first of two sym
posia to be held this year on Thurs
day and Friday in Room 201 So
cial Science Hall.
The manuscripts and discussions
will be concerned with the general
topic, "Current Theory and re
search in Motivation." Dr. A. H.
Maslow, head of the psychology
department of Brandeis Univer
sity, Waltham, Mass., will present
a manuscript, "Deficiency Needs
and Growth Needs" at 9:30 a.m.
will follow.
Dr. David C. MacLelland, chair
man of the psychology department
Wesley an University, Midd
letown, Conn., will present a man
uscript, "Achievement Motivation
in its Context" at 1:30 a.m. Fri
day. A general discussion led by
Drs. Maslow, McLelland and Olds
will be held at 2 p.m. Friday.
Approximately 75 psychologists
from the Midwest are expected to
attend this symposium. The sec
ond symposium will be held in