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Bernie Randolph Named
Star Of The Week
See Sports Page
Dr. Lucille Cypreansen
Given Speech Award
See Page 4
Vol. 55, No. 61
University of Nebraska
Wednesday, March 16, 1955
Mass Meeting
NUCWA Selects
Gomon President
Charles Gomon, Junior in the
College of Arts and Sciences, was
elected president of the Nebraska
University Council on world At
tain at a mass meeting Tuesday
Grace Harvey was elected vice
president in charge of program
planning. Miss Harvey is Nebras
kan society editor and a member
of Kappa Delta. Gormon is a Ne-
braskan editorial page columnist
and a member of Delta Sigma Rho
and Sigma Nu.
The office of vice president in
charge of public relations will be
March 31
Yell Team
Applications for Yell Squad try
outs, which will be March 31 at
7 p.m. on the Coliseum stage, may
be secured in the Union Activity
office from Wednesday until Tues
day. Freshman Women with a 5 av
erage and freshman men with a
S average may sign up for try
outs in addition to practice sessions.
Present squad members will con
duct two practice sessions in the
coliseum from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tues
day and Wednesday. Two coeds
and three men will be selected
by judges for next year's Yell
"The purpose of these practices
is to acquaint potentia1 members
with two of the yells which will be
performed in front of the judges,
Dan Fogel, yell king, said. "It is an
advantage for the freshmen to at
tend both of these sessions if pos
sible." Judges for the tryouts will con
sist of three faculty members and
five students. Faculty members
are Donald Lents, professor of
Woodwind instruments; William Or
wig, director of athletics, and Jac
ob Geier, head gymnastic coach.
Students include Fogel; Marvin
Marvin Stromer, president of In
nocents; Jack Rogers, Student
Council president; Joyce Benning
ton, Tassels president; Junior Knc
bel, president of Corn Cobs, and
Jo Knapp, president of Mortar
Farmers' Fair Jackets
Orders are being taken for the
official 1955 Farmers' Fair jacket,
according to Al Schmid, Fair pub
licity chairman.
Students may order jackets Wed
nesday and Thursday in the Ag
Union booth.
Vernal Equinox
Iranian Students Celebra
ei7 Year
Staff Writer
Iranian students at the Uni
versity will celebrate their national
New Year Saturday in the Union
Round-up Room from 8:30 to 11:30
March 21 is a day which passes
almost unnoticed in the United
States. Newspapers and people in
general will take note that it is
the vernal equinox, the day on
which the sun crosses the Equator
after having spent the winter south
of that imaginery line.
In Iran, however, it is a day of
celebration. It is the day when the
New Year begins, almost literally
It is really a new year: snow still
lying on mountains has begun to
thaw and fill the streams, up on
the plateaus violets and hyacinths
begin to beautify the landscape and
in lower reaches they brighten up
brooksides and gardens.
But the resurgence of life is not
For Ag Club
Due Thursday
Deadline for applicat';n for mem
bership in the Block and Bridle
Club, Ag College animal hir" dry
club, has been extended to Thurs
day. Requirements are r 4.5 average,
credit in Animal HurMndry 1 a '.d
a definite interest in the fie-" of
animal husbandry.
Some of the club activities are
sponsorship of a judging contest
held in the spring, sponsorship of
a 1. Jiual spring livestock and show
manship show and the spons-'-ship
of a Honors Day Banquet.
Application blanks are avail
able in room 201 Animal Husbandry
Hall or in various other buildings
on sg campus.
filled by Bev Deepe. She is a
member of Builder's board, YWCA
Cabinet and Alpha Xi Delta.
Don Rosenberg will act as secre
tary for the coming year. He is a
member of Cora Cobs, the CCRC
board, IFC and Beta Sigma Psi.
Ed Weisa was elected treasurer.
He is a member of Theta Xi, a
Student Council committee and Am
erican Institute of Architects.
Nita Helmstadter, director of
Foreign Police Association in Oma
ha, explained the conference of the
International Relations Club to be
held in St. Louis April 1 through 4.
Film Set
A film giving a glimpse into the
thinking and personality of Dr. I.
Robert Oppenheimer, director of
the Princeton Institute for Ad
vanced Study, will be shown
Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Love
Library auditorium.
The film was originally shown
over Edward R. Murrow's TV pro
gram, "See It Now."
Oppenheimer discusses great in
tellectual personalities of this
period as well as his feelings re
garding problems-of atomic energy
and the thrill of living . on the
frontiers of creative science,
The film is on temporary loan
to the University through the spon
sorship of the Fund for the Repub
lic. The University's Physics De
partment is sponsoring the show
ing. Ag Club Opens
For Contest
Registration has begun for the
showmanship contest held in con
junction with the 21st annual Block
and Bridle Show April 30 in the
State Fair Grounds Coliseum
Interested students may contact
chairmen of the divisions : Stan
Eberspacher, sheep; Jim Fvoboda,
cattle, and Valdean Markussen,
hogs, or register in 201 Animal
Husbandry Hall by March 23.
Students may exhibit in more
than one division. Animals will be
furnished by the animal husbandry
department. Last yr lr's winner was
Don Beck.
The annual livestock and horse
show is sponsored by Block and
Bridle Club, animal husbandry de
partmental organization. Don No
votny is president.
limited to snow and flowers. It is
also evident among the human pop
ulation. The New Year holiday in Iran
rolls four American holidays into
one: Christmas, New Year's Day,
May Day and spring bouse clean
ing. In the U.S., much preparation is
required for Christmas Gifts must
be bought, the Christmas tree must
be decorated, the dinner must be
planned and food bought for it and
final arrangements for visits of
relatives and family friends made.
Iranian families spend many
weeks getting everything ready for
New Year's Day. The housewife
buys material and makes new
clothes for all members of the fam
ily, small bowls filled with chc c
lates, nuts, raisins, biscuits and
sweet meats are filled for expected,
vistors, and the table cloth is
spread and set.
The laying of the Sofreh, the
tablecloth, is the most important
part of the ceremony. It is set with
seven substances - with the first
letter "s," a mirror, one candle
for each member of the household
and a Koran.
On Aid-I-Now-Rooz, which begins
the 14 days of New Year the family
dons their new clothes and gathers
around the Sofreh. And, as at the
stroke of midnight in New Year's
Eve, in America, everyone makes
wishes of "good health and good
fortune," cries "Tabrik!" and ex
change kisses.
Then there ensues two weeks of
visiting during Shab-I-Now Root.
After government ministers and
wealthier persons call on the Shah,
they receive visitors at borne and
then pay yisits. 1
The mists of antiquity hide the
origins of the New Year's festival.
Friezes at Persepolis, the ancient
capital of the empires of Cyrus
and Darius, tell that the holiday
was celebrated as far back as the
Sixth Century B.C.
In the "Book of Kings," Ferd-
ollssy Durin
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Best Record
Four University debaters es
tablished the best record of any
of the teams participating in the
University of Texas' annual
roundup tournament recently. The
debaters won 10 out of 14 rounds
of debate, copping two trophies.
Allen Overcash and Homer Ken
ison won a trophy for the best
presentation of the negative side
of the question regarding diplo
matic recognition of Communist
China. They lost twoYounds and
won five. On the affirmative side,
Polls Open For Bachelors,
Coed Activities, May Queen
Voting in the All-University
Women's elections will be held
in Ellen Smith Hall and in the Ag
Union Wednesday.
All coeds may vote, but must
present student identification
cards. Only juniors and seniors
may vote for the May Queen.
Independents will elect the BABW
Board and Women's Athletic As
sociation members will elect WAA
Voting will be open from 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. on both city and Ag
Persons nominated for office
in the All-University Women's
Elections are:.,, ,. . 7. . .
May Queen
Mary Fuelberth, Jan Harison,
Ann Launer, Marlys Johnson, Win
nie - Stoltz, Joan Joyrer, Nancy
Hemphill, Berne Rosenquist, Mad
eline Watson, Ann Skold.
AWS Board
President: Kay Nosky, Paula
Senior Board: Mary Domingo,
Phyllis Sherman, Margaret Kroe
ger, Grace Harvey, Marianne Han
sen, Suzy Good, Joyce Fangman,
Sharlyn Cress, Joanne Alberding,
Janice Yost.
Junior Board: Barbtr. Beck
man, Charlotte Benson, Betty
Branch, Linda Buthman, Court
ney Campbell, Edna Sllen Cleve
land, Emily Hemphill, Beth Kee-
owsi offers one version of the fes
tival's origin. The legendary Jam
sheed, it seems, had conquered his
enemies. Sitting on a bejewelled
throne, he celebrated the rebirth of
spring and his fame with his sub
jects. Although the origin of the day
itself is unkown, it is known that
the lighting of the candle around
the Sofreh and the search for water
on Rooz-I-Seezdahum descend from
Zoroastrian Atea, themselves orig
inally Iranian.
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Itching Predicted
Ag Editor
Men, put away your razors. Think
of the time you can save by not
The traditional Farmers' Fair
Whisker King contest begins Mon
day and ends May 14th at the an
ual Ag Cotton and Denim Dance.
The Whisker King and The Goddess
of Agriculture will be presented at
this annual affair which climaxes
Farmers' Fair festivities.
Any male student enrolled in the
University is eligible to enter the
contest provided he is clean shaven
the day of registration. Contestants
are to register Monday and Tues
day in the Ag Union from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m., according to Nancy
Hemphill, chairman of the contest.
Barbers To Judge
Judging will be May 14 by four
Mortar Boards and two local barb
Courtesy Lincoln Star
Jack Rogers and Ken Philbrick
tied for third place among the
affirmative teams in the tourna
ment. They also had a record of
five wins and two losses. The
combined records of the debaters
gave Nebraska the sweepstakes
'trophy. Pictured, left to right, in
the front row are Kenison, Over
cash and Rogers. In the back row
are Donald Olson, assistant pro
fessor of speech and dramatic
art and director of debate, and
nan, Carol Link, Kay Skinner,
Karen Smets", Marion Sokol, Aur-
elia Way, Marial Wright
Sophomore Board: Barbara Brit
ten, Jane Conger, Karen Dryden,
Claryce Lee Evans, Charlene
Ferguson, Ruth Fisher, Sara Hu
obka, Mary Keas, Jackie Kilzer,
Anne Olson, Sondra Serman, Ja
nice Shrader, Joan Weerts, Deede
Coed Counselors
President: Phyllis Cast, Carol
Senior Board: Cynthia Hender
son, Barbara Pape, Eleanor von
Bargen, Virginia Wilcox.
- Junior ' Board: Carol Anderson,
Jody Chalupa, Marilyn Christen
sen, Barbara Eicke, Delores Fang
meier, Mary Sue Herbek, Ber
nice Howland, Mary James, Ann
Luchsinger, Pat McDougall, Shir
ley McPeck, Millicent McPheron,
Dian Morgan, Dorothy Novotny,
Audrey Pyle, Barbara Rystrom.
Sophomore Board- JoAnn Ben
der, Norma Bossard, Gretchen
Christopher, Margie Copley, Col
leen Dreher, Julie Fahnestock,
Holly Hawhe, Marilyn Heck, Judy
Lundt, Lou Selk, Joyce Simon,
and Pat Smutney.
BABW Board
President: Carol Anderson,
Marion Janda.
Senior Board: Dot Frank, Mar
garet Polzkill, Eleanor von
Bargen, Beverly Wirz.
Junior Board: Marian Clark,
Joan Hathaway, Ellen Jacobsen,
Patricia McDoughall, H a n n a
Rosenberg, Ellen Sabin, Trudy
Sokol, Marilyn Zuhlke.
Biz Ad Announces
Cozier Scholarship
Establishment at the University
of the J. Kenneth Cozier Scholar
ship in Business Administration was
announced Friday by Dean Earl
Fullbrook of the College of Business
The $160 scholarship will be giv
en to a student in Business Ad
ministration who is studying in the
field of industrial management.
The annual scholarship was es
tablished by Cozier, president of the
Cozier Container Corporation in
Cleveland and a 1924 graduate of
the University.
f? Wfofis
ers on the basis of length of beard,
texture and uniqueness.
The contest started way back in
1916 when Farmed' Fair was in
its infancy.
Through the years wrestling
matches, parades, rodeos, square
dances, barbaques and tubbing of
students who did not conform to the
traditional wearing of the cotton
and denims during the Fair have
been some of the highlights of the
fair. It has been presented every
year since its founding except for
a period during World War II.
The Whisker King and the God
ess of Agriculture will reign over
the dance after their crowning. In
an all campus election the goddess
is elected from senior coeds major
ing in home economics with a mini
mum 5.5 weighted average.
Merton Dierks and Barbara
Spilker reigned over the festivities
Annua Tourney Otters 2 Trophies
The first round of the Delta Sig
ma Rho Extemoraneous Speaking
Contest was held Tuesday evening
in the Temple Building leaving 13
contestants in the competition.
Judges for the first two rounds
are members of the Debate squad
and of Delta Sigma Rho For the
final round five judges will be
chosen from faculty members and
graduate assistants in speech.
Ackerman, Gillete
Film Forum Audience
Likes 5th Amendment
No one in a 150-member Film
Forum audience Tuesday felt that
the Fifth Amendment to the Con
stitution should be repeaifed. This
was indicated in a poll taken by
Lincoln Attorney James N. Acker
man before discussion following the
Sophomore Board: Jane Con
ger, Janis Davison, Claryce Lee
Evans, Mary Louise Fritts, Marie
Gerdes, Lou Selk, Yelda Stokke,
Katrina Thomsen, Jackie Whittle.
WAA Board
President: Shirley Jesse, Dor
othy Frank; Secretary: Mary Kay
Beachler, Phyllis Cast; Treasury:
Jane Jeffery, Sarol Wiltse.
Eligible Bachelor: Roger Bren
dle, Ward David, Rex Ekwall, Bill
Engelkemeier, Fred Kidder, Rob
ert MacDonald, Herb Meissner,
Bill Miller, Harlan Moore, Tom
Olson, Len Singer, Tom Wood
ward, Charles Smith, Keith Leech,
Jim Schultz, Mel Hansen, Gary
Renzleman, Hugh Osmera, Ray
Schiefelbien, Jack Skalla, Andy
Smith, Charlie Trumble, Boyd
Stuhr, Joe Poynter.
Movie Tells
Life Story
"Eroica," third in the series of
Film Society movies, will be
shown Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at
the Capitol Theater.
"Eroica" tells the story of the
life of Beethoven. His love of de
mocracy, craving for love and
deafness that isolated him from
all music as emphasized as prin
cipal aspects of his life.
The Vienna Pilarmonic and Sym
phonic Orchestras conducted by
Hans Knappertsbasch, furnish the
Tickets for the entire series are
still on sale at tbs Union Activities
Office or at the Capitol Theater.
The price is $2.50 for the series.
Future Parades
CCRC Meeting
The City Campus Religious Coun
cil will meet at the Methodist Stu
dent House at 6:15 p.m. on Wednes
day. A Student Council representative
will be elected.
last year. The Fair began in 1915,
according to tne earliest records
available, and has survived through
two world wars, a depression, and
times of adverse weather.
Some of the contestants who reg
ister for the contest each year
shave off their beards before the
end of the contest. However, quite
a few candidates for Ytfoisker King
manage to exist through the long
period of prickling, itching and
The candidates this year, as in
the past, will have the opportuni
ty of showing off their beards to
the home folks over the Easter
holiday. Some male students are
confronted with problems of wear
ing their beards to such occasions
as weddings and house formals.
AD contestants must sign up Mon
day and Tuesday in the booth in
the Ag Union.
Prodi &oce
Preliminary rounds are being held
in various rooms of the Temple
building by sections. The final
round will be held in Love Library
Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
March 22.
Two Trophies Awarded
Two trophies will be awarded,
one to the organized house with
the highest acumulative score from
all three rounds and one to the in
dividual who has the highest indi-
film, "What About the Fifth
The film, seventh in a series,
was shown in Love Library Auditor
ium and featured former Sen. Guy
M. Gillette (D-Ia) and Irving Fer
man of the American Civil Liber
ties Union. Gillette indicated he
felt that a person who refuses to
answer questions about alleged
subversive activities on grounds of
self-incrimination was probably a
Ackerman, a former policeman
and FBI agent, said in a panel
discussion following the film that
all citizens have the duty to answer
in good faith reasonable and fair
questions put to them by mem
bers of Congressional committees.
This duty, he said, is not relieved
if the citizen dislikes the question
David Dow, acting dean of the
College of Law, said there is clear
cut agreement that a person in
criminates himself if he admits his
guilt in response to a prosecut
or's question.
There is less agreement, he
added, that a person can claim the
Fifth Amendment after he has re
vealed something in his testimony
which leads the police to discover
he committeed a criminal act.
Lower courts agree, Dow contin
ued, that a person's rights under
the amendment apply in hearings
before legislative investigating
committees and regulatory com
mission. But, he said, it "goes further
and runs up against a strange and
peculiar wall." The privilege does
not apply in police investigations,
Dow stressed, where it is com
monly thought it does apply.
Ackerman explained that a dis
tinction is made in applying the
privilege against self-incrimination
in investigations and in trying per
sons in court. But, he assured the
audience, "there are other guaran
tees" against third-degree tactics.
Dow added that if a person un
der police questioning names other
persons and the police ask them
questions about him, he has 'laid
himself open" to ultimate incrimin
ation. He reassured the audience that
it is safe to answer "I don't know"
if a person is in honest doubt. If
evidence is found iater that he lied,
Dow said, he cannot be convicted
of perjury because perjury involves
willful lying.
A person, however, is badly ad
vised, Ackerman added, if he
claims the Fifth Amendment when
he is in doubt. x
Dr. Lane Lancaster, professor of
political science, moderated the
panel. i
The Outside World
Yalta Papers Disputed
Staff Writer
The State Department ran into sharp controversy with Democrats
when it offered to open the long-secret papers on the Yalta conference
to key Congressional committees. A loud Democratic protest caused
the State Department to change its first offer to send the papers to
the committees and to Congressional leaders of both parties, and the
department than offered to make them available by request to fee
committees. . 7
Whether the Democrat-controlled committees would request to see
the papers was uncertain. Sen. Walter F. George D-Ga.) said his
Senate Foreign Relations Committee would discuss the matter at a
closed session. Sen. George based his objection on the assumption
that "the information in these papers would leak out and I don't
want to accept them and find myself in the position of having to make
them public."
Chiang Opposes Cease-Fire'
President Chiang Kai-shek will not accept a cease-fire in the
Formosa Strait and told this to State Secretary Dulles during Dulles'
recent visit, the Nationalist parliament was told. The Information came
from ForeignsMinister George Yeh, who also told parliament that the
Nationalists would "definitely defend" Quemoy and Matsu.
Nixon Implies
Vice President Richard Nixon told California Republicans the
GOP is "not strong enough to today elect a President." Nixon said
"we hae to have a man strong enough to elect the party.
Would Use Tactical A-Wcapons
The United States would use tactical atomic weapon?, if it hecsro
involved in any major military clash anywhere In the world. Secre
tary of State Dulles told a news conference Tuesday.
Dulles could not say whether atomic weapons would be used in
defense of Quemoy and the Matsus, but he indicated that if the
Chinese Communists made a major effort to take the islands and
the attempt was aimed at conquest of Formosa, the United States
might well intervene with sea and air forces equipped wiLh atomic
vidual cumulative score for all
Acacia won the house trophy last
year and Marvin Breslow won tha
individual trophy.
Donald Olson, coach of the Uni
versity debate team, is director of
the contest which is being spon
sored by Delta Sigma Rho, hon
orary fraternity in speech.
Second Round
Advancing to the second round of
speaking Thursday evening will be
13 contestants who survived
the first round of the elimination
Speakers who will continue are
Harriet Ruegg, Gamma Phi Beta;
Vernon Hall, Theta Xi; Bob Bovey,
Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Dianne Haha
Alpha Xi Delta; Mary Knorr, Kap
pa Kappa Gamma; Chuck Patrick,
Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Beverly Buck, Kappa Alpha
Theta; Larry Schwartz, Sigma
Alpha Mu; Kay Williams, Delta
Delta Delta; Jim Placke, Theta
Xi, and Glen Anderson, Acacia.
Still remaining in the contest for
the house trophy are nine groups,
four of whom have two contestants
each. The houses with two entries
in the competition after the first
elimination are Theta Xi, Sigma
Alpha Epsilon, Acacia and Sigma
Alpha Mu.
oreign Jour
To Visit Six
State Tovms
Foreign students will visit six
cities in southeastern Nebraska on
the annual Mortar Board tour Ap
ril 4 and 5.
Letters have been sent out in
viting all foreign students to par
ticipate in the tour which will in
clude industries, historical sites
and civic buildings in DeWitt,
Crete, Nebraska City, Tecumseh,
Dorchester and Beatrice.
Any foreign student who has not
received a letter but who wants
to go on the tour should contact
Kay Burcum, 5-5432 or Nancy
Odum, 2-3537.
The purpose of the tour is to
give foreign students a better un
derstanding of the life and occu
pations of Nebraska.
A meeting will be held March
24 in Room 316 of the Union at
7:30 p.m. for all students inter
ested in participating in the tour.
Music Fraternity
Pledges 11 Vomen
Eleven University students were
named recently as new members of
Delta Omicron, national profession
al music fraternity.
Thev are: Mary Appleget, fresh
man, Teachers; Elaine Barker, jun
ior, Teachers; Elizabeth Blunn,
freshman, Arts and Sciences;
B e v e r 1 v Carskadon, freshman.
Teachers; 'Colleen Dreher, fresh
man, Teachers; Sharon France,
freshman, Teachers; Suzanne
Evans, sophomore. Arts and
Sciences; Alice Logie, junior
Teachers; Jeanine LundahL fresh
man, Teachers; Doloris Mutchie,
freshman. Teachers, and Mary Lou
Proffit, freshman, Teachers.