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Vol. 55, No. 53
"Mainstreet, U.S.A.," the AWS
annual Coed Follies production, will
be presented Monday and Tuesday
at the Nebraska Theater at 7:30
The program order for the show
follows: Kappa Delta skit; Delta
Delta Delta curtain act; Kappa
Delta Trio, traveler act; Gamma
Phi Beta skit; Kappa Alpha Theta
traveler act; Alpha Chi Omega cur
tain act; traveler act, Barbara Jel
gerhius; Delta Gamma skit; pres
entation of the twelve Cornhusker
Beauty Queen finalists; traveler
act, Jacy Mathiesen; Alpha Phi
skit; traveler act, Norma Bossard;
Chi Omega curtain act; traveler
act, Joyce Stratton; -Pi Beta Phi
skit, and presentation of the 18
TNC finalists and the Typical Ne
TNC finalists who will be present
ed on Monday night include: Mari
lyn Beideck. Alpha Chi Omega;
Barbara Clark, Kappa Delta; Bil
lie Croft, Pi Beta Phi; Shirley Dew
ey, Chi Omega; Nancy Draper, Al
pha Xi Delta; Suzie Good, Kappa
KaDDa Gamma: Cynthia Henderson
Kappa Kappa Gamma; Rita Jele
nek. dorm; Marjeanne Jensen,
dorm; Barbara Jones, Alpha Phi;
Gail Katskee, Sigma Delta Tau;
Janet Lindquist, Ag; Sharon Man
rold. Gamma Phi Beta; Shirley
Rosenberg, Sigma Delta Tau; In
erid Swerre, Kappa Alpha Theta;
Carol Unterseher, Delta Gamma,
and Virginia Wilcox, Alpha umicron
In addition to the regular pro-
rr. riovd Hoover, director of
registrations and records, reported
today that the final figures on sec
ond semester enrollment at the
University showed a 15 per cent
gain, as compared with the second
semester last year.
a total of 6987 students are a
rolled, compared with 6480 at the
same time last year, ne saw. ne
added that the in-absentia registra
tions will make the total very close
to 7000, but that since there is no
deadline for these there is no way
to estimate the number accurately.
Breakdown of enrollment is non
veterans, 5678; non-veteran gradu
ates, 580; non-veteran Teachers
College graduates, 16; medical
students, 337; nurses, 109; medical
technicians, 12, and medical X-ray
The Outside World
Senate Hikes Pay
The Senate has voted a 50 per cent raise in pay for all members
of Congress. The action of the Senate follows a similar bill passed by
the House last week which would increase Congressional salaries to
$25 000. The Senate bill would grant a boost of only $22,500 and will
have to be adjusted to the more liberal House bill.
The prevailing argument was that living costs had gone up and it
would weaken the country to keep the pay so low that only a wealthy
man could serve in Congress.
New French Premier
After nearly three weeks of indecision, a majority of the French
Natil Assembly agreed on Edgar Faureas the JXFE5"
He is the fourth candidate to be proposed by President Rene Coty.
The oLr three failed to line up the necessary support in the Ass embly.
Faure's cabinet, which has been labeled one of the farthest to the
right sbce the war in spite of the fact that Faure is slightly eftist,
Sffl fide Antoine Pinay as foreign minister Pierre
fbance minister, Robert Schuman as justice minister, and Gen. Pierre
Koenig as defense minister.
Sir Winston Churchill has warned the British Parliament against
pressing the United States too far in insisting on surrender of China s
Eorf islands to the Reds. The written atement, apparently a
softening of his own government's policy, also said there was no
Jue1t?n of Britain being involved militarily in defense of the offshore
Toll Road Action
Nebraskans may get a chance to vote en the toll road issue,
according to Gov, Victor Anderson. Returning from a highway meet
ing of midwestern governors, Anderson said he is niamly jnterested in
getting tt.e facts about toll roads to people of the state. Then I'd be
willing to let the people vote on whether they want them, he said.
Evett Answers Critics
Kenneth Evett has expressed puzzlement over criticisms from
some Nebraska legislators of his Capitol Building mural. Several legis
lators have commented "Every time I see it I get madder," and that
square bull gets me." , ..lit
Speaking from Rome, Italy, Evett said "it is geometric, but I
thought it had to be. I tried to integrate it .to make it part of the
building in terms of design." He is currently working on the second
of the three murals he has been commissioned to paint for the rotunda
of the State Capitol Building.
GOP Opposes Cuts
Republican House members have pledged nearly unanimous opposi
tion to the Democrats bill to reduce taxes by $20 per person. On the
basis of the showing, GOP leader Joseph (W. Martin Jr. predicted
the proposed cut would be stricken from a uackage tax bill. Demo
cratic leaders have predicted the House will pass the bill in a bitter
showdown before the weekend.
The State Legislature has given tentative approval to construction
of a new executive mansion with the $200,00 from the State Institu
tional Building Fund. Under the bill just advanced, the money would
be taken from the fund before distribution of the remainder is made
to the University, state colleges and Board of Control.
Jr7 L Li U WA J V
gram Monday night the presenta
tion of the Cornhusker Beauty
Queen finalists whose pictures will
appear in the Cornhusker and the
TNC finalists and the winner will
feature the program.
The Delta Gamma skit, "Feud on
First," is the story of two feuding
hillbilly families the Hatfields
and McCoys and their attempt
to resolve their fighting by a sing
ing and dancing contest. The coeds
will be dressed in hillbilly clothes,
one side in red and their rivals in
blue. Barbara Turner is skit
master. The Pi Beta Phis all change to
Annual Debate Tourney
"Resolved: That U.S. Should Ex
tend Diplomatic Recognition to
The Communist Government of
China," will be the debate question
for the University's annual Invi
tation Debate and Discussion Con
ference which will begin Friday.
Two more schools have entered
the tourney since the last an
nouncement of registration and 43
schools will now participate in the
two-day conference. The discus
sion question will be, "How Can
American Colleges and Universi
ties Best Meet the Needs of Our
Donald Olsen and Bruce Kendall,
both assistant professors of speech
and dramatic art, are directors of
the tournament, which, according
to debate coach Olsen, is one of
the "larger conferences in the
A banquet is being planned for
the debaters Friday at 6:45 p.m.
in the Union. The Delta Upsilon
quartet and Sandra Lowenstein,
Lynn Holland and Carole Unter
sehr will entertain the group.
Jack Rogers will act as toast
master and Ken Philbrick will be
master of ceremonies.
All events at the conference will
be open to the public. Results will
be announced at 12:30 p.m. in Love
Library Auditorium. Certificates
of award will be given tc partici
pants who receive superior ratings.
Including the University team,
256 students from the following
universities and colleges will at
tend: Nebraska Creighton; Doane;
Hastings; Kearney; Midland; Ne
braska Wesley an University;
pony tails when Fifi La Fluff comes
to town and discovers that Main
street hair styles are out of style.
"Fifi's Mane on Main Street" is
the title. Lou Sanchez is skitmas
er. The Trl Delt's are investigated
by a senatorial committee for sub
versive activity when it is discov
ered that they all wear "Red
Shoes," the title of their skit. Helen
Schabere is skitmaster.
Three contestants, including Miss
Nebraskan. vie for the title of
"Miss Main Street," on the Atlantic
City Boardwalk in the Chi Omega
curtain act. Skitmaster is Marilyn
Omaha University and Wayne.
South Dakota Augustana;
Huron; Northern State Teachers
Sioux Falls; Yankton; and South
Iowa Buena Vista; Drake; Iowa
State; Iowa State Teachers; Iowa
University; and Morningside.
Kansas Bethel; Emporia; Fort
Hays; Hutchinson; Kansas State;
Kansas St. Teachers, Emporia;
Kansas University; McPheron;
Ottawa University; Southwestern;
St. Benedict's; and Washburn Uni
versity. Colorado Colorado College of
Education; Colorado University.
Missouri Central; Missouri Uni
versity; Washington University
and William Jewell.
Minnesota Concordia; and St.
Oklahoma Northwestern State;
and Oklahoma University.
Students interested in Builders
work who were not able to attend
the mass meeting may attend any
meeting and sign up with that
committee, Dorothy Novotny, pub
licity chairman, announced.
The Sales and Advertising Com
mittee meets each Monday at 5
p.m. Chairmen are Diane Knotek,
assistant treasurer in charge of
advertising, and Ben Belmont, as
sistant treasurer in charge of
Publications, their editors and
meeting times include: Directory,
Betty Branch, Monday at 4 p.m.;
First Glance, Bev Deepe, Tuesday
at 4 p.m.; Husker Handbook,
Jeanne Elliott, Tuesday at 5 p.m.;
Special Edition of The Nebraskan,
Joan Marshall, Wednesday at 5
p.m'., 2nd Calendar, Gail Walling,
Thursday at 5 p.m.
Other committees are:
Publicity, Dorothy Novotny, Mon
day at 5 p.m.; Art, Judy jRamey,
Tuesday at 5 p.m.'; Tours and
Conventions, Mel Fahrnbruck,
Wednesday at 4 p.m., and High
School Relations, Linda Buthman,
Thursday at 5 p.m.
More student Film Society tick
ets were sold this year than in
any previous year, Judith Kaplan,
activities director of the Union,
This season, 319 student tickets
to the Film Society program were
sold, compared with 162 faculty
tickets and 113 tickets to local
patrons. Miss Kaplan said sales
picked up "amazingly" this week.
There had been some worry over
the success of this year's season,
but the rapid acceleration of sales
has enabled the Film Society to
cover its expenses. In fact, on
Thursday this year's sales had
exceeded last year's by 20 tickets.
To Close Friday
Filings for BABW board posi
tions will close Friday.
Applicants must not be afffiliated
with a social sorority and must be
carrying 12 credit hours. They must
have a 5.5 weighted average and
be a member of sophomore, junior
or senior classes.
Interviews will be Saturday from
1 to 5 p.m. and Monday from 3
to 5 p.m.
Friday February 25, 1955
Alpha Chi Omegas " Tales of
Alley-Kan" is the story of an alley
cat who lives behind Broadway and
longs for the lights and glamor of
the entertainment world. The act is
directed by Joan Marshall.
To The Student Body
Each year at an Honors Convocation the University of Nebraska recognizes and honors those stud
ents in all colleges who have excelled in scholarship. The Honors Convocation has become a tradition at
the University and is an event in which the University takes considerable pride. In fact we feel that
this event is of enough importance in the University calendar that the parents of students who are
honored are invited to the convocation.
During the years that the Honors Convocation has been a regular event on the campus, different
methods of determining excellence in scholarship have been used. After a study of more than a year,
the Honors Convocation Committee has set up a method of determining the persons whose names
should appear on the Honors Lists which the comm ittee feel is absolutely fair and easily understood by
This year the Class Honor Lists which will appea r in the printed program of the Honors Convocation
will include all undergraduates whose cumulated grade-averages apepar in the highest 10 per cent of
their class in their college. Thus, those students will be honored at thft Honors Convocation who have
demonstrated high scholarship throughout the entire time they have been at the University.
In order that those students who have demonstra ted high scholarship during any one semester receive
recognition, a Semester Honor Roll will be published each semester in The Nebraskan in which will
appear the names of the highest ten per cent of all freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors in the
several colleges, provided the grade averages of these students shall have been computed from sche
dules of at least 12 credit hours carried during that semester. The Semester Honor Roll will not appear
in the printed prograr.. of the Honors Convocation. Of course the names of many individuals will appear
both in the Semester Honor Roll as published in The Nebraskan and also in the Class Honors List at the
The Honors Convocation for this year will be held on Tuesday, April 19. In the near futureannounce
ments concerning this convocation will be posted. C lasses occurring at the time of the convocation will
be dismissed. It is to be hoped that students and f acuity alike will attend the Honors Convocation and
thus give public recognition to those students who w ill be honored on that day.
J. P. COLBERT,
DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
Student Council Postpones
otion To Limit Secret Ballot
By FRED DALY
A motion to add a standing rule
of order to the Studefit"Council con
stitution calling for no secret bal
lots except in the annual election
of officers was voted approval in
the Council Wednesday but tabled
for a week in order to check on
the necessary vote requirements to
pass standing rules of order.
The vote on the motion proposed
by Andy Hove, was 14 for, ten
against and one abstention. The
judiciary committee of the Council
will check on the requirements,
Jack Rogers, Council president
If a majority vote is needed,
Wednesday motion passes, he said;
if a two-thirds vote is needed, the
The motion would add to the
constitution and by-laws a section
of standing rules of order: "that
there be no secret ballots in the
meetings of the Student Council
except at the annual election of
First Standing Rule
There are no other standing rules
of order in the Council constitution.
If passed, the rule would be part
of the regular procedure of busi
ness. In order to get a secret
ballot on any measure, it would be
necessary to move to dispense with
the- regular order of business and
pass such a motion by two-thirds
In making the motion, Hove said
the Council was "aware of the pe
tition before the faculty subcom
mittee. If it is passed it would
make the constitution entirely too
The Film Society will continue
to sell season tickets, and they
will be available at the Student
Union box office and at the Capi
tol Theater on the nights of Film
Society performances, Miss Kap
lan said. She commented that thiai
year's encouraging student re
sponse will assure the University
of another Film Society program
Marilyn Hamer, activities chair-
A mistake was made in Tues
d a y's Nebraskan concerning
ticket sales for the Film Society.
The correct amount of tickets
sold at that time was 100.
man of the Union, said she felt
the large student Film Society
sales "plus interest in the List
concert might indicate increased
interest in this type of thing."
There were approximately 560
persons at the first Film Society
movie, "The Strange Ones," shown
Wednesday night. The next movie
will be an English comedy, "Kind
Hearts and Coronets," which will
be shown Wednesday at the Capi
Louie 'Satchmo' Armstrong To Perform
Tickets for the Interfraternity
Council Ball featuring Louie "Satch
mo" Armstrong will go on sale in
fraternity houses Monday, Bill Tom
son, IFC social chairman, said
The ball will be held at the Turn
pike from 8:30 to 12 p.m. March
Tomson, member of Phi Delta
Theta, explained that due to the
limited size of the Turnpike ball
room, the ticket sales will be lim
ited to fraternity members and
their dates. The ballroom, he said,
will hold about 2,000 persons.
Armstrong, Tomson said, is bring
ing with him his concert group
which was featured on the Colgate
Comedy Hour on TV last Sunday.
The same group played at the
If the standing rule is passed, he
said, the faculty subcommittee
could see that the Council had
something calling for the open bal
lot already in writing.
In the discussion that followed,
Art Raun said that the proposed
rule would be "recognition by the
Council that in the general run of
things an open ballot should be
The standing rule "would have
the advantage of being clearly for
an open ballot," Dick Fellman
said, adding that "the Council
should protect itself with the pos
sibility of using the secret ballot."
Norm Creutz stated opposition to
the motion because it might cause
the faculty subcommittee to aban
don a proposed amendment to the
Student Council consitution.
Hove then restated that the pur
pose of the rule would be to pre
serve the flexibility of the consti
tution while still calling for an
After the vote was taken on the
motion, Bernie Wishnow questioned
the voting procedure for standing
rules, whether it should be by a
simple majority or a two-thirds
Final tryouts for the Kosmet
Klub Spring Show, "Bloomer
Girl," will be Friday beginning
at 7 p.m. All students interested
In trying out may sign for try
out times in the Klub's Union
Anyone interested in providing
piano accompaniment for the
show may sign for a tryout dur
ing the same hours.
For further information stu
dents may call Al Anderson at
3-6622 or 5-2957.
By KEN WALKER
A former holder of the world's
speed record, Capt. James Nash,
gave three lectures Thursday after
noon on the testing of new super
sonic jets and rockets in which he
has had a maj
or role. "
spoke to Air f
Force ROTC (
students during '
three different -' I
1 a b periods 4 v
Thursday a f- ' i
ternnnn. H e : I
spent the day .
ai ine univer- v Ml
S i t y. He at- Courtesy Lincoln Star
tended Iowa Nash
State College and was graduated
from the United- States Military
Academy in 1945.
After a tour of duty overseas and
Mardi Gras in New Orleans Tom
The IFC, President Bill DeVries
said, is tentatively planning to pre
sent a scholarship award at the
dance to the fraternity which has
raised its overall scholastic aver
age the most during a given semes
ter. Recordings of some of Arm
strong's favorite hits will soon be
added to the juke box in the Crib.
Among them will be "Basin Street
Blues," "Bye and Bye" and the
"Whiffenpoof Song." These will
also be played over Program Serv
ice and Muzak.
Like jazz itself, Armstrong was
born around the turn of the cen
tury in New Orleans. He cele
brates his birthday on the same
day the United States does, July
Rogers stated that, with the con
sent, of the. Council, the motion and
the vote as taken would stand
tabled unil next week in order to
check on the necessary vote re
quirements. If the requirement is found to be
a majority, the rule will have
passed, Rogers said. If a two
thirds majority is necessary, the
motion will probably be brought
up again in new business in the
meeting, he added.
Other Council business included
the introduction of Mrs, Ruth Lev-
inson, new Council advisor, who
greeted the members. The Coun
cil also approved the new Ag
Coeds To Discuss New
A meeting of women interested
in forming a new sorority on
campus is being called by the
Panhellenic Council for Tuesday
at 4:30 o.m. in the parlor of Ellen
The meeting is in keeping with
the recent announcement of the
possibilities of establishing a new
Panhellenic officials str e s s e d
that attendance in the meeting is
in no way a committment. It is
an opportunity to discuss circum
stances which has lead to consid
eration of a new sorority.
Membership requirements and
expenses involved in a sorority
will also be discussed at the meet
ing. a later assignment in the U.S.,
Capt. Nash was assigned lo the
testing division of the U. S. Air
Force. During the past few years
he has accumulated 3700 hours of
flying time. Of these, 2000 are jet
"The advancement in aircraft and
rockets to supersonic flight has
surpassed that of any other mech
anical advancement," Capt. Nash
"We are over the hump of the
sound barrier and now are faced
with new problems. We now have
the problem of the heat barrier."
he said. "Today's jet planes are
much easier to handle than the old
propeller type aircraft. This is be
cause of the excellent equipment
and facilities in the jet."
Capt. Nash said the Air Force has
not come up against any problem of
human endurance that specialized
Armstrong started playing tht
cornet in the Waifs' Home for Boys,
a New Orleans reform school. H
did not learn to read music until
later in his career.
In 1924, "Satchmo" got his first
job with a name band. After a
year with the Fletcher Henderson
band in New York, he went back
to New Orleans to play his "stretch-
in' out" style.
Armstrong said in his autobiog
raphy that "I got my professional
startin the flask-toting Twenties
when people wanted their musla
In music journals, he is credited
with having done more for the Ne
gro in commercial music than any
other musician. In 1952, Armstrong
was elected to the Jazz Hall of
Fame, sponsored by "Downbeat
Armstrong has recorded with
both Columbia and Decca record
ing companies and has been award
ed the Esquire Gold Medal.
The group that will appear in Lin
coln with Armstrong has made all
his recent recordings with him. Tha
group includes a six-man orchestra
and a vocalist.
Armstrong has been 'widely
praised for "being one of the great
est cornetists in the United States,
by many periodicals.
Twenty AFROTC cadets will
leave Friday noon from Lincoln
Air Force Base to fly to Laredo,
Tex., Air Force Base. They will
return to Lincoln late Sunday after
noon. The purpose of the trip is to fa
miliarize the cadets with the oper
ation of the Laredo base, a pri
mary training base for jet aircraft
which uses T-33 trainers.
Juniors making the trip are John
Aden and Richard Moore
The 18 sophomores include:
Ronald Yost, Kent Briggs, Jerry
Warner, D 'Id Appleby, Walter
Blore, Robe Center, Milton Wag
ner, Billie K ., Melvin Bellinger,
Keith Spoker, Byron Ballantine,
Douglas Fitzekam, Philip Wehr
man, Keith Fager, Richard Hub
bard, Doyle Hulme, Standley Mick
evicius and Daryll Raitt.
A meeting of all Nebraskan re
porters will be held at 1 p.m.
Friday in The Nebraskan office,
Union Room 20.
"All reporters are required to
attend this meeting," Dick Fell
man, Nebraska news editor, said.
Any student Interested In report
ing for The Nebraskan may at
tend the meeting.
Special cards being sent to coeda
registered for open rush.
Movie To Present
'Animals At Night'
"Animals at Night in Color,
will be shown as one in a seriea
of Audubon Screen Tours Monday
in Love Library Auditorium.
A matinee performance will b
at 4 p.m. and an evening perform
ance at 8 p.m.
Howard Cleaves of Staten Island,
N. Y., prowled by night through
forest and bayou with floodlights to
record in a color film the night
life of deer, racoon and muskrat,
osprey, great blue heron and Chim
ney swift, frog and cricket.
equipment cannot overcome.
"New aircrafts are suggested 'by
the Air Defense Command and then
one model is made for the purpose
of testing," he said. "If the air
craft can be flown economically
and without serious changes in the
basic style, the aircraft is put into
mass production. It takes two to
three years from the time of the
first test flight to mass production.
Capt. Nash achieved his world
record on Nov. 19, 1952. The 50
kilometer run which Capt. Nash
made was at a speed of G97.9 miles
per hour. He was required by tha
International Federation of Aero
nautics to fly the course under 309
feet above the ground and mak
two passes in both directions.
The present speed record is now
750 miles per hour. During the tim
ing of the run he was not allowed
to exceed a height of 100 feet.
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