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Vol. 55, No. 63
Miller, Daly Chairmen
Two new committees, on elec
tions and public relations, were in
augurated by the Interfraternity
Council at their meeting last
Wednesday, according to Bill De
vries, president of the Council.
The election committee will be
headed by V. T. Miller, a graduate
student and president of Theta Xi.
Devries explained that the pur
pose of this committee would be
"to assist capable fraternity mem
bers who are interested in student
government to gain recognition."
The function of the committee
will be to endorse official candi
dates for election to Student Coun
cil. The candidates will be judged
on the basis of scholarship, partici
pation in varsity athletics or extra
curricular activities, fraternity ac
tivities and offices, scholarships
held and other awards and honors
they may have won.
The election committee will be
composed of Miller and the presi
dents of six fraternities, to be ro
tated among the member fraterni
ties each year. The committee will
carefully screen interested mem
bers in an effort to seek out the
best potential leaders, Devries stat
ed. "By endorsing candidates, we are
not attempting to curtail the free
dom of the individual or to limit
other capable men from seeking of
fice. We are merely attempting to
let the University community know
whom we think are fine candidates
for Student Council elections," De
He said that the action of the
election committee would extend
only to Student Council elections
and not to honorary elections or
other student activities.
According to Walt Wright, treas
urer of the IFC, "The inauguration
of the election committee should
in no way be construed to indicate
that the Interfraternity Council has
taken over any of the functions of
the late lamented Faction. This
commitee does, in effect, fulfill the
need of giving recognition to those
wh6 deserve it."
Devries added, "By selecting
those whom we consider the best
available men for the job we hope
to make a real contribution to the
University. It is conceivable that
Bell Lab Representative
To Speak On Television
John Barstow of Bell Telephone
Laboratories will speak Tuesday
at 7::30 p.m. in Ferguson Hall on
the subject "Television Trans
mission." The University Student AEEE
IRE branch, the Omaha - Lincoln
section of IRE, and the Nebraska
section of AIIEE are meeting
Six Seniors To Solo
With NU Symphony
Six soloists selected by the
School of Music senior class will
appear with the University Sym
phony Orchestra Sunday at 4 p.m.
in the Union Ballroom.
Marshall Christiansen, bass, will
sing "Avant de quitter ces lieux,"
from "Faust" by Gounod.
Charles Palmer, violin, will play
"Concerto in D minor, opus 31" by
Roger Brendle, trumpet, will
play "Concerto for Trumpet and
Sto-uigs" by Addison.
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Shown above are the six senior
soloists who will appear fn con
cert with the University Symphony
Orchestra Sunday at 4 p.m. in the
Union Ballroom. They were select
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because the fraternity membership
represents a minority of the total
University enrollment potential
leaders who could contribute a
great deal to the University might
not be recognized without this as
sistance." The publicity committee, he ex
plained, was the result of a nation
al survey showing that 80 per cent
of all publicity about fraternities
"Newspapers were capitalizing
on sensationalism; many of the
good things done by fraternities
such as community projects, par
ties for underprivileged children
and individual participation in Uni
versity and civic affairs never
reach publication. Therefore the
general public cannot be expected
to know of these good aspects of
the fraternities,'.' Devries said.
He explained that the public re
lations committee would endeavor
to give public recognition both to
individual fraternity members and
to member fraternities as well as
the fraternity system as a whole
"for their many worthwhile accom
plishments." Fred Daly, Beta Theta Pi, will
head this committee.
Devries went on to say, "I be
NU Bridge Instructor
The most important thing for a
beginning bridge player is to
master the' fundamentals, as in al
most anything, said James Porter,
assistant professor of architecture.
at the Union.
that the point
is simpler for
grasp a n d is
also more ac
curate. , Cointety Lincoln Journal
Porter began Porter
playing bridge at the age of 10.
While attending the University of
Michigan, he won the Michigan In
tercollegiate Championship for two
years in the late 1930's. He won the
individual and team championships
at the Utah state tournament in the
On a national basis Porter was
the winner of the Western Individ
ual championship which was lim
ited to non-masters. Porter is now
a full master in bridge. To become
a master it is necessary to ac-
Delores Garrett, soprano, will
sing "H est doux, il est bon,"
from "Herodiade" by Massanet.
Robert Harrison, clarinet, will
play "Premiere Rhapsodie" by De
bussy. Barbara Jones, piano, will play
"Concerto in F minor, opus 21" by
There is no admission charge and
the concert is open to the public.
Emanuel Wishow, professor of vio
lin, will conduct the orchestra.
ed by vote of all seniors in the
School of Music. At left is Eman
uel Wishnow, professor of violin
and directcr of the University
Symphony Orchestra. With Wish-
now are Marshall Christiansen,
University of Nebraska
lieve that good public relations re
sult only from worthwhile accom
plishments and it will not be the
purpose of this committee to at
tempt to build on something which
is not there or to cover up faults
in the system, but to seek to pub
University Theater To Present
Tickets are now on sale at the
Howell Theater box office for
"Mourning Becomes Electra" by
Eugene O'Neill which will be pre-1
sented March 29 to April 2. The
box office will be open from 12:30
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The play directed by Max Whit
taker, assistant professor of speech
and dramatic art, casts Joyce
Fangman, junior in Teachers Col
lege, as Lavinia; Barbara Leigh,
cumulate 1000 rating points in au
thorized bridge tournaments. Dur-
Bridge lessons for beginners,
.and advanced students are be
ing sponsored by the Union
every Wednesday at S p.m.
James Porter, assistant pro
fessor of architecture, will be
the instructor. The Recreation
committee is irt -charge - f the
series of lessons.
ing the last few years Porter has
directed many tournaments.
Atom Program Making
Fast Progress Warren
The startling fact about the ato
mic energy program is that it has
consistently outstripped all scien
tific estimates of its rate of prog
ress, Dr. Shields Warren, of Bos
ton, member of the Atomic Energy
Commission, said Friday
Speaking at the University's
Health Day convocation, Dr. War
ren, member of the AEC advisory
committee on biology and medicine
called the program unique in Am
The program, he said, "has been
the means of keeping the free
world from being overrun by com
munism; is the only large-scale re
search project bringing together
the nation, the universities and in
dustry, and is the first large-scale
experiment of the'American people
with secrecy in research and pro
duction." Dr. Warren, professor of path
ology at Harvard Medical School,
said the atomic energy progr. m
and its expansion "has brought
atomic energy close to everyone."
"The first atomic power plant for
ship propulsion is already function
ing satisfactorily in a submarine,"
he said. f
"Developments in the field of pow
er reactors, both here and, accord-
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bass; Delores Garrett, soprano;
Charles Palmer, violin; Roger
Brendle, trumpet'; Robert Harri
son, clarinet; and Barbara Jones,
piano. Admission to the concert is
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licize the worthwhile aspects of the
"I think that many people have
no conception of actual fraternity
life. This is the result of poor past
publicity and it is this failing which
the pubic relations committee will
senior in Teachers College, as
Christine;' Eugene Peyroux, sopho
more in the College of Arts and
Sciences, as Orin, and Morrel
Clute. senior, in the College of
Arts and Sciences, as Ezra.
The story is taken from the
Aeschylus trilogy "Oresteia,"
which tells of the curse of the
House of Atreus. feugene O'Neill
has adopted this to the 19th cen
tury after the close of the Civil
O'Neill's play tells of the curse
of the House of Mannon. The tril
ogy includes "The Homecoming,"
"The Hunted" and "The Haunted."
The original Greek drama in
cludes the trilogy, "Agamemnon,"
"Choephori" and "Eumenides."
The plot concerns the murder of
the Greek ruler Agamemnon by
his wife. The wife is then mur
dered through the efforts of Elec
tra, Agamemnon's daughter.
Other parts include: Dick Marrs
as Seth the care-taker; Bill Wag
ner as Adam Brant; John Forsyth
as Peter Niles, land Doris Ann
Growcock as Hazel Niles.
Linda Beal, Len Schropfer, Keith
Williams, Don Aulds, Larry Cars
tenson and Wayne Hunkins are
also in the cast. Ted Nittler is pro
duction manager and Jean Wed
dle is assistant director.
"Mourning Becomes Electra" is
seldom presented on the stage
ing to reports, in Britain are well
on the way to actuality."
Dr. Warren stated that next Aug
ust the world conference is being
held to implement President Eisen
hower's "atoms for peace"
Concerning radioactive fallouts
from atomic tests, he said the
problem is being adequately con
trolled and handled. He added, how
ever, that the fallout problem has
materially altered plans for civil
"Among things blamed on the
atom bomb are cyclones, hurri
canes and changing weather," he
said, adding that extensive studies
by the U.S. Weather Bureau find
no evidence of change in the weath
er pattern produced by atomic ex
plosions. "Indeed, much has been learned
about meteorology through tracing
air masses by the contained par
ticles of radioactive material from
atomic explosion," he said.
The Ouisido World- j
Dulles Loses Face '
By DICK RALSTON
Secretary of State John Foster Dulles has apparently lost face
among Democratic congressional leaders by virtue of his release of
the Yalta papers. The charge is that the release of the papers showed
that Dulles had yielded to political considerations and thus has caused
Democrats to lose faith in both his integrity and his intentions as
to keeping politics out of foreign policy.
Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn.) said the release of the papers was con
duct "bordering on irresponsibility." "It makes me wonder whether
(Dulles) has not outlived his usefulness as our spokesman on foreign
affairs," he said. This feeling is said to be concurred by other in
fluential Democratic leaders.
Galbraith's Motive Questioned
New controversy hit the Senate investigation of the stock market
Monday, as Sen. Capehart (R-Ind.) questioned the political views of
Harvard Economist John Kenneth Galbraitb, a recent witness whose
testimony has been blamed for the break in stock prices.
Sen. Capehart declared a 1949 pamph!t by Galbraith "praises
Communism." Galbraith has answered the charge saying that the
pamphlet actually "warns of the dangers of Communism."
Palbraith appeared before the Senate Banking Committee March 7
and warned of disturbing similarities between 1929 and the present
Stassen Appointed Assistant
President Eisenhower has appointed Harold Stassen as a special
assistant, with cabinet rank, to study the problem of world dis
armament. Stassen said after the appointment that he cannot guess
what will result from his study of the problem, but that an effort
must be made since all other means have failed.
Republicans and Democrats alike have praised the special empha
sis oh disarmament. Democrats privately credited the President with
an astute political move.
Tuesday, March 22, 1955
attempt to correct," he said.
"These committees are just a
part of a long range plan for the
development and improvement of
a better fraternity system, and
hence of a better University," he
due to the difficulty in stage pro
duction, said Whittaker. "It is a
tremendous challenge to the cast
and crew," he added, besides pro
viding a great opportunity for Uni
To Judge NU Coeds
The 1955 Cornhusker Beauty
Queens will be judged Friday by
the reigning King and Queen of
Ak-Sar-Ben, Nancy Odum, Corn
husker editor, announced Monday.
One other official will take part
in the judging which is to be held
in the Blackstone Hotel in the
morning. Ak-Sar-Ben is giving a
luncheon in the hotel following the
judging of the 12 University coeds.
Television and radio will cover
the judging and a special feature
will be run in the magazine sec
tion of the World Herald at some
Candidates for 1955 Cornhusker
Beauty Queen include: Sally Jo
Speicher, Kapna Kappa Gamma;
Marilyn Beideck, Alpha Chi
Omega; Barbara Thurman, Kappa
Delta; Addie Dubas, Chi Omega;
Joyce Benge, Love Memorial Hall
and Courtney Campbell, Alpha Phi.
Other candidates for Beauty
Queen honors include: Sue Dele
hant. Alpha Omicron Pi; Eddie
Lou Thompson, Residence Halls for
Women; Gretchen Teal, Kappa
By JUDY BOST
No complications have arisen in
preparations for the Kosmet Klub
Spring Show, "Bloomer Girl," de
spite last spring's split with' the
University Theater, Al Anderson,
president of Kosmet Klub, said
Ticket sales will begin after
spring vacation, and Kosmet Klub
expects no difficulty in selling
them, since the group has always
sold to capacity in past years,
Mil Budget In
Request To Include Salary Increases
The Legislature's Budget Com
mittee will hold a hearing c- the
University's 1955-57 budget request
Thursday, March 31.
The Board of Regents is request
ing $18,830,299 from state tax funds
for the two-year period beginning
next July 1. Former Governor Cros
by and Governor Anderson each
recommended a state tax appro
priation of $17,800,000 for the Uni
versity. The University "will be well rep
resented at the hearing," Bruce
Nicoll, administrative assistant to
the Chancellor, said. Among those
representing the University will be
Chancellor Hardin, the Board of
Regents, and the deans from the
various colleges of the University.
Nicoll said that if the Regents
request is not granted, the recom
mended amount "will not necessari
ly be the final figure decided on
by the Budget Committee. It is not
a set figure, and is subject to
change. However, the amount set
by the Board of Regents repre
sents the minimum amount needed
by the University to carry out the
programs planned for the next two
years," Nicoll added.
Several factors have determined
the increase in the University bud
get. These are merit salary and
wage adjustments for faculty-administrative
personnel, and raises
for the skilled and unskilled labor
force to help reduce the spread
between the University's wage
scales and those paid by industry
and other government agencies.
Raises for the clerical staff em
ployees are proposed.
The request would include an ad
ditional sum to extend the benefits
Alpha Theta; Mary Zellers, Alpha
Xi Delta; Gretchen Teal, Kappa
Alpha Theta and Ardell Wilhelm,
Although the judging of the can
didates will be held Friday, the
identities of the six Beauty Queens
will not be revealed until the pub
lication of the 1955 Cornhusker in
May, Miss Odum said.
Judges for the selection of the
12 finalists were Mary E. Michaud,
instructor in clothing and iextiles;
Robert P. Durrie, Magee's worn
ens' wear buyer; Duane Lake,
managing director of the Union,
and Richard Blomgren, Lincoln
The 1954 Cornhusker Beauty
Queens were judged by Broderick
Crawford, movie star, and Alfred
Stern, chairman of the Omaha cen
tennial. The six Beauty Queens of
last year are Gail Drahota, Delta
Gamma; Gretchen Winkler, Pi
Beta Phi; Rita Al Coding, Alpha
Phi, Sue Muelhaupt, Kappa Alpha
Theta; Alison Faulkner, Kappa
Kappa Gamma and Marymaude
Bedford, Delta Gamma.
The University Theater has been
extremely cooperative in renting
rooms for practices, Anderson add
ed. "Kosmet Klub is fortunate in
having a good director," he said.
The enthusiasm of the cast has
been very good, and practices have
been good, Anderson said.
"I'm very happy with the pro
gress of the rehearsals," Walton
said. Concerning he rehearsals and
the actual production, the situation
is much better than Walton and
Kosmet Klub originally though it
would be, according to Walton.
Walton also praised University
Theater for its cooperation and aid
regarding facilities. "They've been
more than willing to help us with
equipment," he said.
Theater has given Kosmet Klub
and the cast suggestions, criticism
and help, Walton added. Theater's
attitude has been very good, and
Kosmet Klub has had "100 per cent
cooperation," he said.
Walton thinks there should be a
re-evaluation, considering plans for
next year. The expense involved in
using the Nebraska Theater in
downtown Lincoln is almost unrea
sonable, he said.
"There must be a better place
to hold the show," Walton said.
Although Walton said he did not
know exactly what to do about the
situation, he added that a re-evaluation
is not a bad idea.
The split between the two groups
resulted after Theater presented
Kosmet Klub with what KK termed
an "unreasonable ultimatum." Sev
eral Kosmet Klub attempts at com
promise proved unsuccessful.
The Theater proposal concerned
grouping the Kosmet Klub Spring
Show with the four annual Theater
productions. Kosmet Klub was also
supposed to sell tickets for Thea
ter productions, as they had done
previously, and also to underwrite
the entire program. '
Theater would then have sponsor
Coinnipl ocsif doius
of the federal old-age and survhr
or's benefits system to University
employees and operating costs
needed for five additional buildings
which will be put into operation
during the next biennium, and for
campus maintenance and repair.
Additional requirements of th
increased budget ere to properly fi
nance replacement, of chattel prop
erty and specialized teaching and
research equipment, and to put in
to effect several development pro
grams. The development program!
alone will require a sum of $t
The University has only two flex
ible sources of income. One is stu
dent fees. The other is state tax
es. Together, the revenue from
these two sources makes up mora
than 90 per cent of the University'
Since the University cannot count
on any appreciable change in the
amount of money received from st
dent fees during the next two years,
it must rely on the Legislature to
provide the needed increase in rev
enue from state tax funds.
The annual Ag College pre
Easter breakfast will be held Sun
day, at 7 a.m. in the College Ac
Rev. Theodore Johnson, presi
dent of Luther College, will ba
guest speaker at the event spon
sored by the Ag Religious Council.
Tickets are 65c per person and
can be purchased in the Ag Union
Activities Office or from any Ag
Religious Council member.
Committee chairman are Joyce
Splittgerber and Betty Eberhart,
program; Bonnie Lindau and Mar
lene Hutchinson, breakfast; Janet
Lindquist and John Burbank,
decorations and clean-up; and Bill
DeWulf and Trudy Sokol, publicity
NUCWA members and students
interested in working in NUCWA
will meet in Union Room 316 Tues
day at 7:15 p.m.
Procedure for filing for NUCWA
board positions will be announced,
and applications will be available1
for board positions.
The IRC conference in St. Louis
will be discussed, and information
will be made available on the pro
gram and expenses of this April 1
to 4 trip.
Dancing lessons will be held
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Union
Ballroom with Donna McCandless
as instructor. The last lesson will
be given March 29.
ed five productions, the fifth in con
junction with Kosmet Klub. Thea
ter officials stated that five pro
ductions were essential to enable
Thsater to break even financially.
Any deficit would be made up out
of the Kosmet Klub treasury and
the proceeds from Kosmet Klub'a
Kosmet Klub representatives re
fused to agree with the terms set
down by the Theater, after com
promise attempts failed. Theater
Officials advised Kosmet Klub to
plan for the Spring Show without
relying on directorial and technical
assistance from the University The
ater. Theater officials also predicted
"unsurmountable difficulties" for
Kosmet Klub in planing the next
Spring Show at the time of the
This year's Spring Show "Bloom
er Girl" will be presented April
21, 22 and 23 in the Nebraska The
ater. Walton, director of the show,
graduated from the University in
1954 and is now a graduate student
in speech and dramatic art.
To Lecture Her
Dr. Ray Eillington, professor, of
history at Norhwestern University,
will be on the University "campus
Thursday and Friday.
Speaking on "American and Eng
lish Universities A Contrast, Dr.
Billington will lecture in Love Li
brary Auditorium Thursday at 11
a.m. His topic will be "Civilization
vs. Savagery The Fur Traders"
Friday at 2 p.m. in Burnett Room
Dr. Billinfrton has served as
chairman of he department of his
tory at Northwestern. He has
written several books on American
history, including a frontier text,
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