The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 08, 1955, Image 1

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Rogers Resignation
Marv Stromer, president of the
Innocents Society, said Monday
that he did not think the Innocents
wouid be hurt in reputation by the
Lab Sites
All branches of the Army ROTC
will begin holding outdoor lab per
iods Thursday.
The various battalions will form
and drill in the following areas
for all drill except parades: Ar
tillery, Drill Field, Agriculture
Campus; Engineers, southeast cor
ner of the Men's Intramural Field;
Ordnance, northwest corner of the
Men's Intramural Field; Infantry,
southwest corner of the Men's In
tramural Field; Military Police,
northeast corner of the Men's In
tramural Field.
All members of the Engineer and
Infantry battalions except the cadet
officers are required to bring their
student I.D. cards. Demerits will
be given to those who report to
lab without their I.D. cards. Rifles
will be carried by members of
these battalions for all outside
ROTC parades will be held at the
jMen's Intramural Field. Parades
nave Deen scneuuieu lur niiu is
May 4, May 11 and May 18.
Red Cross
RC Mass
Red Cross mass meeting for
workers and committee chairmen
will be held Wednesday at 7:30
p.m. in Burnett 108.
The program, a panel discus
sion given by Mrs. Philip Colbert,
Roscoe Hill, and Joe Fenton, of
the Lancaster Red Cross is intend
ed to orient members on Red Cross
activities and Red Cross Week,
March 13-19.
The meeting is arranged not only
for present workers but also for
interested students. At the end of
the discussion,'' students will have
a chance to sign up for commit
tees on which they are interested
in working.
Committees composing the Red
Cross organization are:
Publicity, Vets Hospital, art pub
licity, orphanages, adult activities,
penitentiary, water safety, handi
crafts, Civil Defense, orthopedic
and leadership.
Men are particularly needed to
work on the Civil Defense and pen
itentiary committees.
Second Dance Lesson
To Be Held Wednesday
The second in a series of six
dance lessons will be held Wed
nesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m., in the
Union ballroom. Donna McCand-
less, professional dance instructor,
will instruct students in mambo,
jitterbug and other popular steps.
The remaining four lessons will
be held on Tuesdays, March 8, IS,
22 and 29. The series is sponsored
by the Union Dance Committee.
No Decision Reached
Pino Msj Alpine
Staff Writer
No decision was reached Friday
at a meeting of an Innocent-Mortar
Board committee held to con
sider whether Phi Mu Alpha Sin
fonia, men's professional music
fraternity, or Kosmet Klub should
supervise the annual Ivy Day Sing.
Under a proposal submitted by
Sinfonia, independent men's or
ganizations would be eligible to
compete. Only social and medical
fraternities are now eligible under
Kosmet Klub rules.
The Student Council recently
transferred authority over the Sing
to the Innocents and Mortar
Ron Becker, spokesman for the
Phi Mu Alpha representatives at
the meeting, stated that Sinfonia
feels it is "the logical and quali
fied group" to supervise the Sing
"because of our musical back
ground and training."
Phi Mu Alpha, he said, is a pro
fessional music group which has
goals of furthering music in Amer
ica and recognizing "outstanding
worth in musical activity."
The music fraternity feels that
it "can impartially and strictly
enforce the rules of the Sing,"
Becker explained. The rules re
lating to medleys, number in the
group singing and soloists have
lacked proper enforcement in pre
vious years, he stated.
Al Holbert, Sinfonia publicity
of Jack Rogers last
As to whether Roger's place in
the Society would be filled before
Ivy Day, Stromer did not know.
He said the possibiity of replace
ment would be discussed with the
advisors of the organization.
Stromer said that he felt the
Innocents are fulfilling their duty
to the University as a service
group. "There are as many ways
to perform service as there are
vol. 55 No. 57
In the last decade man has be
cejjne much more world minded,
Dr. Arthur Compton, nationally
known scientist In natural philoso
phy, said Monday evening in the
first of the 1955 Montgomery lec
tures. Dr. Compton explained that it
is now the duty of man, especially
in this country, to realize the posi
tion he is in and work toward a
solution of the problems he now
faces. Modern man, he said, must
accept as the first condition for
his survival the will to live and
Knowledge and strength to
meet the obstacles and dangers in
the path of establishing enduring
peace with freedom are available
to man. Dr. Compton said.
Man is a part of nature, but he
is extraordinary in that he is
aware of what happens and is able,
within certain broad physical limi
tations, to make things happen as
he wishes, Dr. Compton contin
ued. Individual "Sets t'Gwwttf"""
The satisfying life is attained
when one feels that his growth as
a person is proceeding according
to the norm he has set for him
self, Dr. Compton said. To estab
lish this norm, influences from
within and without, psychological
and physical factors are important,
he said.
Man's relationship to the world
around him is the most influential
factor in giving meaning to a per
sonality. Among the most signifi
cant factor in these relationships is
that between man and his God,
Dr. Compton added.
Religion, he said, is perhaps the
major source of the vitality of a
person's life. Physical determin
ism no longer exists, he said.
The theory of physical determin
ism states that man's actions are
movements of he atoms in his
body, and responsibility for his
actions is a fiction.
"Moral responsibility can no long
er be said to be inconsistent with
physical law," he said.
chairman, said the proposed rules
would allow any men's organiza
tion with elected officers and be
tween 25 and 100 members to com
pete in the Sing.
Selleck Quadrangle houses could
compete individually, he added,
'Few Applications' Received
By KK For Ivy Day Sing
Marvin Steinberg, Kosmet Klub
secretary, said Friday that "few
applications" have been received
so far for this year's Ivy Day Sing.
The deadline is March 15.
"As far as I know, we are still
responsible for the Ivy Day Sing,"
Al Anderson, president of Kosmet
Klub, said Monday.
He said that Friday he discussed
present Kosmet Klub rules for the
Sing with the Innocent-Mortar
Board committee considering
whether Kosmet Klub or Phi Mu
Alpha Sinfonia should supervise
the Sing.
The rules governing the Sing
were altered Jan. 20. Only frater
nity songs will be allowed.
Steinberg said that the minimum
number of singers will be 15, the
maximum number 25. No medleys
meanings of the word," he said.
Rogers was not available for
comment additional to his com
ments in a Nebraskan interview
following his resignation Thursday.
Frank Halgren, assistant dean
of student affairs, said the matter
was an "internal affair." He said
it was a personal matter whether
or not a person wants to resign
from an organization.
No other members of the Inno
cents Society were available for
University of Nebraska
Lectures Open
On a smaller scale, the theory
states that every cell in man de
velops while performing and is kept
alive so that this function can be
performed. When the cell ceases
to perform its function the process
ceases, but man remains.
The concept of organism gives
rise to the term interdependence
of people in modern society, Dr.
Compton said.
The principal conclusion is that
we consider him as a person in
relation to the world around him
and to the inner voices within
him," he said. The healthy growth
of man implies opportunity for de
velopment in both of these direc
tions. Chancellor Clifford M. Hardin in
troduced Dr. Compton.
Orientation Session
AUF To Hold Meeting
For Assistants Tuesday
All University Fund assistants will
attend an orientation session Tues
day at 7:15 p.m. in Union Room
313, Ginny Hudson, mass meeting
Dr. Arthur
schedule for
Compton's lecture
the remainder of
the week:
Wednesday, 8 p.m. "Goals For
Evolving Society." Love Library
Friday, 8 p.m. "How Can Free
dom Win?" Love Library Audi
torium. Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. seminar.
"How Can One Develop Co-operation
in a Free Society?" Ellen
Smith Hall.
Thursday, 4:15 p.m. physics
colloquium, "Enrico Fermi and
the Release of Nuclear Energy."
Room 211, Brace Laboratory.
but a chorus representing the
Quadrangle as a whole would not
be allowed to compete.
An organization's chorus could
consist of between 15 and 35 sing
ers, Holbeii explained.
Entry fees would be $4, refund-
will be allowed
He went on: "No soloists; every
one must sing, no one person can
be made more prominent than the
An entrance fee of $5 must be
accompanied by the name of the
song and the tune chosen by the
fraternity, Steinberg said.
And, he added, it must also be
stated if the tune is original or
All entries, Steinberg said, are
to be "sent to Al Anderson, Pres
ident, Kosmet Klub, Student Union
Building, University of Nebraska."
Anderson said that he repre
sented Kosmet Klub at the meeting
of the Innocent-Mortar Board com
mittee. No other Klub member
was present, he said, because he
was notified Thursday evening of
the meeting.
fee JHIeairs
ejjedtedH As AmeGiidinraeQirS5
faculty Group
Copy Editor
The petition to prohibit secret
ballots from Student Council meet
ings except during the annual
election of officers was rejected
Friday by a faculty subcommittee
on student organizations.
The petition, which had been pre
sented as an amendment to the
Council constitution, . was rejected
Courtesy Sunday Joumil nd Star
and education chairman, announced
The purpose of the meeting will
be to orient assistants in the pur
pose and organization of AUF, she
said. Miss Hudson urged all assis
tants and Board members to attend
the meeting.
Andy Smith, AUF president, will
outline, the general organization and
purpose of AUF and Gail Katskee
and Cathy Olds, AUF vice-presidents,
will speak on the solicita
tions and publicity boards.
Positions on the solicitations
board of which Miss Olds is vice
president, include fraternity, sor
ority, men's dorm, faculty, Ag
College, organizations and denomi
nator and organized houses. Miss
Katskee is vice president of the
publicity board. Positions on this
board include art, newspaper,
booths, mass meetings and educa
tion, radio-TV, speakers and spe
cial events.
Refreshments will be served at
the expense of the Board members.
able if the organization was elim
inated in the finals.
All organizations entering would
try out before a five-judge panel,
Holbert said. Phi Mu Alpha, he
said, would schedule the order of
appearance for the selected final
ists. The judges for the tryouts and
the five judges of the Sing itself
would be required to have degrees
in music, Holbert stressed.
Music selected by the organiza
tions, he said, would have to be
approved by Phi Mu Alpha. There
could be no soloists, and perform
ance time would be limited to 8
Holbert said that song leaders
would have to be active members
of their organizations; professional
or alumni help or participation
would be strictly . prohibited, he
No costumes would be permitted,
Holbert continued. Chorus mem
bers would have to wear suits or
Members of the Innocent-Mortar
Board committee are Marv Strom
er, president of Innocents; Col. C.
J. Frankforter, former Innocents
advisor; Brock Dutton, Innocents
member; Jo Knapp, president of
Mortar Boards, and MrsJ Virginia
Trotter, advisor to Mortar Boards.
Representatives of Phi Mu Alpha
at the meeting were Holbert, Beck
er, Don Kitchen, vice president,
John Poutre, warden and Stan
Shumway, coral conductor.
Rules Improper Subject For
"because it encroaches on the
procedural rights of Student Coun
cil and as such "is not proper sub
ject for amendment to the consti
tution." The faculty subcommittee was
asked by the Council to review the
petition before it was placed on the
ballot of the general election this
H. P. Davis, chairman of the
Tuesday, March 8, 1955
Compton Awarded
'27 Nobel Prize
Dr. Arthur Compton, distin
guished service professor of Nat
ural Philosophy at Washington Uni
versity, St. Louis, will be at the
University throughout the week of
ficially delivering the 1955 Mont
gomery Lecture series.
"Conditions for the Survival of
Modern Man" is the formal topic
of his lectures, though he will also
speak at three seminars during the
In 1927 Dr. Compton, a cosmic
ray authority, was awarded the
Nobel Prize in Physics for his
work on X rays. The "Compton
Effect," which he developed, shows
that X rays, through radiation, act
like solid particles when scattered
by reflections from atoms.
During the years 1931 to 1934,
the famed physicist directed the
World Survey of Cosmic Rays.
From 1942 to 1945 he directed the
U. S. Government's Plutonium Re
search Project.
Dr. Compton was named,, disrl
tinguished service professor of Nat
ural Philosophy at Washington Uni
versity, St. Louis, after serving as
its chancellor.
The recipient of many awards,
including the Franklin Gold Medal
of Franklin Institute in 1940 and
the Freedoms Foundation Award
in 1952, he invented the sodium
vapor lamp, established variation
of cosmic rays with latitude and al
titude and initiated and directed
development of the first atomic
chain reaction and the first quan
tity production of plutonium.
Regents Pass
For 'A' Plant
A plan to locate an atomic en
ergy plant in Nebraska was sup
ported in a resolution passed by
the Board of Regents Saturday.
The Consumers Public Power Dis
trict of Lincoln is investigating the
feasibility of locating a nuclear
power installation in the state, and
asked the support and participation
of the University in ths project.
The Regents gave formal approval
to the request.
The resolution before the Regents
stated that "the University must
continue to place more emphasis
upon nuclear science and technol
ogy." It added that "a commer
cial nuclear reactor, will prove to
be a powerful psychological influ
ence in ... the entire Middle
The Regents also approved a
leave of absence for Otto Hoiberg,
supervisor of community services
at the University, to serve on a
three-man team to West Germany
planning to present a report on
American community churches.
The Department of State is spon
soring the trip to conduct a series
of panel discussions in June and
Brown Appointed
To NU Position
Dr. Ian Brown, a neurologist at
the University of Minnesota, has
been appointed as associate pro
fessor of neurology and psychiatry
at the College of Medicine.
Brown will be associated with the
new Nebraska Psychiatric Institute,
where he will organize and develop
neurological services. He will also
be a chief consultant of neurology
for the Lincoln, Hastings and Nor
folk State Hospitals.
He received his B. A. from Dart
mouth College and a medical de
gree from McGill University in
His work at Nebraska will prin
cipally concern rehabilitation and
specialized treatment for diseases
such as multiple sclerosis and brain
8) SlSDC
subcommittee, said the only con
cern of his subcommittee was the
technical parliamentary point in
volved. He said that such a pro
posal should be listed as a by-law
and not as a constitutional amend
ment. Frank Hallgren, associate dean
of men, said the subcommittee had
contacted "legal authorities with
in the University concerning pro
cedure on this petition," and al
though no absolute rule states that
procedural matters should not be
in the constitution, procedural
matters should be listed in the by
laws to allow for "flexibility."
Davis also said his group ques
tioned the petition leaders, Charles
Haupt and Bob Anderson, about
the All-University Party, which
'Faction' Representatives
Appear Before Committee
Copy Editor
Friday's meeting of the faculty
subcommittee on student organiza
tions saw the first open contact of
the All University Party and the
University administration.
Although the petition recommend
ing a secret ballot in Student Coun
cil meetings with the exception of
elections was not initiated as an
All University Party proposal, three
students who spoke in behalf of the
petition identified themselves to the
committee as representatives of the
AUP and presented a statement of
purpose concerning the petition.
Charles Gomon, drafter of the
statement, said that "Faction"
members had passed the statement
unanimously. The statement, in ef
fect, was the first act of the AUP
as directed to the University, stu
dents and administration.
Gomon said that during the
course of their interview with the
committee that they (the AUP rep
resentatives) were not told that the
petition had been denied. He un
derstood that the second meeting of
the committee and the "Faction"
was to concern the petition and ac
tion was still pending on this mat
"Our understanding," Gomon
said, "was that the committee
would defer action on the petition
until the position of the All Univer
sity Party was clarified."
The other AUP members attend
ing the meeting were Charles
Delta Sigma Rho To Hold
Annual Speech Tourney
Delta Sigma Rho, national for
ensic fraternity, announced the an
nual Extemporaneous Contest will
be held March 15 through March
Entries must be in by Friday,
Donald Olson, Director of Univer
sity debate and contest director,
Trophies will be awarded to the
top ranking organization and the
top ranking individuals. Acacia
won the organization trophy last
year and Marvin Breslow won the
individual trohly.
Entrants are requested to report
to Temple Building between 4 p.m.
and 5:30 p.m. Monday to draw
topics for the first round which will
be held March 15 at 7:30 p.m. in
the Temple Building.
Entries are to be sent on a post
card to Donald Olson, department
of speech, University of Nebraska.
Contest Rules
Rules for the contest are:
Each house may enter two speak
ers. Individuals wiil compete for
individual honors only.
The contest is open to both men
and women. Contestants must be
carrying more than twelve hours
of work with passing grades dur
ing the current semester.
Members of Delta Sigma Rho
or debate squad as of January 1,
1955, may not compete.
Houses may substitute personnel
from round to round only if the
The Outside World-
UN Condemns Israel
Staff Writer
Israel was condemned as the aggressor in the recent clash with
Egyptian forces, killing 38 Egyptians and eight Israelis. The United
Nations Israeli-Egyptian Mixed Armistice Commission in a meeting on
the Israeli-Egyptian border adopted an Egyptian resolution declarinj
the attack violated the General Armistice Agreement which ended the
Palestine war in 1949.
At the same meeting, the Commission voted against a complaint
by the Israelis claiming the Egyptians were the instigators of the
clash. Israel has appealed the decision to a special committee headed
by the chief of staff of the Truce Supervision Organization.
Malenkov In Danger
Speculation on the fate of former Soviet Premier Georgi Malenkov
became pessimistic as Pravda, Russia's most important newspaper,
charged him with expressing views "useful only to imperialist war
mongers." A year ago, Malenkov had declared in an election address that if
world war breaks out "with modern weapons, it means the end of
world civilization." He is the only ranking Soviet statesman to have
ever expressed this view, which Pravda termed "theoretically wrong
and politically harmful." The article condemning Malenkov was signed
by a high ranking writer on party matters, leading observers to
believe that Malenkov may soon be formally charged with serious
ideological heresy. -
Haupt and Anderson were repre
senting. Davis said his subcommittee
found "certain inconsistencies" in
the AUP's position, and wanted in
formation about "its functioning as
a part of student government."
Davis added that the Subcommit
tee did not state any definite de
cisions as yet regarding the AUP.
Faculty members of the sub
committee are Davis, Robert
Knoll, Ruth Levinson, Helen Sny
der, Robert Bowman, and Hall
gren. Art Raun, John Gourlay
and Dick Fellman, members of the
Student Council Judiciary Commit
tee, are also members of the Sub
committee. Raun was the only stu
dent present.
Haupt, AUP president, and Robert
Anderson, secretary. Other officers
of the group include Phil Visek,
vice president.
The petition, allegedly started by
the AUP, was originated as a pro
test to the secret balloting on the
decision to seat a representative of
men's co-ops on the Student Coun
cil. The AUP is made up of rep
resentatives from Greek social fra
ternities. Another incident which occurred
during the meeting of the commit
tee was the exclusion of members
the Nebraskan staff from the cham
bers. The committee released their
statement concerning the rejection
of the petition after the meeting
was officially closed.
was officially closed,
elusion of Nebraskan staff mem
bers, H. P. Davis, chairman of the
committee, said that the staff mem
bers were excluded because "freer
discussion" usually took place when
members of the press were not
Davis said that "insignificant de
tails" were sometimes made to ap
pear more important than they ac
tually were and he did not wish
that the decisions, when they were
made, to be distorted. He also said
that the meeting with the AUP rep
resentatives was not a "hearing,"
but more of an "interview."
There were no persons, ether
than committee members, present
when the decision to reject the
petition was made.
names are on the original entry
The general subject will be "cur
rent National and International Ev
ents" and talks will be extempor
aneous. Each participant will draw
three subjects on the general sub
ject twenty-four hours before the
scheduled round and will choose
one of these on which to speak.
Speeches will be limited to seven
minutes in length. Participants may
use notes but the effect they will
have on the final rating will de
pend on the skill with which they
are used. Ratings will be made on
effect of thought, composition and
Round one will consist of all
contestants and round two of the
upper fifty per cent of the first
round. Those eight to ten with
the highest ratings from rounds
one and two will compete in the
First Round
Round one will be held Tuesday,
at 7:30 p.m. Round Two, March 17
at 7:30 and the final round will be
March 22 at 7:30 p.m.
The house trophy will go to the
house whose speakers compile the
highest ratings for the three. rounds.
The individual trophy will go to the
person with the highest total rating.
Three judges will judge the first
two rounds and five will judge the
final round. The judges will be
selected by Olson, director of the
Entries must be filed with Olson,
Temple 202A, by Friday at 5 p.m.