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Tickets for the Aquaquettes
spring water ballet show will be
on sale next week from members
and at a booth in the Union from
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The show will be April 28 to 29
in the Coliseum pool at 7:45 p.m
Tickets are 50 cents.
Aquaquettes began presenting
an annual show in the early 1940's
This year a few members of the
men's swimming team will present
a comedy act.
"It is the first time men have
ever participated in the Aqua
quettes show," said Sandra Rei
mers, publicity chairman.
A newspaper theme is being
used for the show, Miss Reimers
said. Members will swim to songs
portraying various aspects of the
"Stormy Weather," the weather
report, will be presented with the
pool completely blacked out. Swim
mers will have white lights taped
to their arms and legs.
The lights are specially made to
Insure the safety of students in
the water, Miss Reimers said.
Aquatic rendition of "Dry Bones
will represent the obituary col
umn, and "Street Scene" will por
tray the national news.
"Lili" will be used as a typical
movie advertisement, and "So
ohisticated Lady" will represent
the women's pages and fashion
news. Aquaquettes' interpretation
of a love-lorn column will be set to
"John and Marcia."
Society news will be "Belle of the
Ball, and news of the music world
will be "Jazz Pizzacato." Interpre
tations of the international scene
and foreign dispatches will be
portrayed by "In a Persian Mar
ket." Tickets At Door
Ann Kokjer is president of the
club; Nan Engler, vice-president;
Mary Clare Dodson, secretary,
and Mary Gattis, treasurer.
Members who will participate in
the show include Judy Flansburg,
DeeDee Woods, Pat Coonan, Mar
gie Hooks, Sheila Templeton, Jean
Theta Sigma Phi
Marilyn Mitchell will be installed
president of Theta Sigma Phi, wo
men's professional honorary in
journalism, Wednesday at 5 p.m.
in the Journalism Reading Boom,
Miss Mitchell is a junior, a Ne
braskan copy editor and Build
ers vice president. Other offic
ers recently elected include Sue
Ramey, vice president; Marianne
Hansen, secretary, and Kay Nos
New Theta Sigma Phi pledges
are Marilyn Sheldon and Barbara
Nancy Odum, retiring president,
will be in charge of the ceremony.
Universtiy Army Riflemen
Win Fourth In Area Meet
Army ROTC riflemen at the
University ranked in fourth place
in the Fifth Army Area Inter
collegiate ROTC Rifle matches, ac
cording to results released Tues
day. This is the highest the University
team has evey placed among the
field of 51 teams representing col
leges throughout the 13-state Fifth
The results list Ripon College of
Wisconsin first, followed by Iowa
State College and the University
The Board of Regents and the
Board of Education of State Nor
mal Schools have been empowered
to issue directly revenue bonds to
build or buy housing, athletic, med
ical and recreational facilities for
students, single or married, facul
ty members and employees.
The two boards were, given this
power by the state Legislature
when it passed Legislative Bill 138
Wednesday by a 40-0 vote. The
Nov On Sale
Tickets are now on sale for the
annual Starlight Dance to be held
Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. in
the Ag College Activities Building.
Dick Grube, ticket chairman,
said that tickets may be purchased
from committee members or in
the Ag Union booth. Price of ad
mission is $1.50 per couple.
The dance is sponsored by the
Ag Union dance committee under
the -chairmanship of Bill DeWulf.
Jimmy Phillips and his orchestra
will provide music.
Craig, Carol Anderson.
Ann Weston, Sally Berg, Cynthia
Lonsborough, Margot DuTeau, Sal
ly Laase, Diann Hahn, Lucette
Makepeace, Sondra Smith, Connie
Klein, Karen Rauch.
Gretchen Teal, Joan Heuser,
Vol. 55, No. 70
Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi,
top scholastic honoraries at the
University, revealed 32 new mem
bers at their annual joint meeting
Phi Beta Kappa consists of stu
dents enrolled in the College of
Arts and Sciences who have main
tained a scholastic average of 90
per cent or more. Sigma Xi recog
nizes marked excellence in pure
and applied science courses.
James Lowell and Gerald Wein
berg were elected to both PBK
and Sigma Xi. Two students who
were elected to PBK last fall were
named to Sigma Xi Tuesday. They
are David Gradwohl, recipient of
a Fulbright Fellowship, and Bob
Other members of PBK are Lyle
DennistonV Mimi Hamer, Jane
Hetherington, ' Mary Pat Keenan,
Joyce Lasse, Rudolf Link, Joseph
McDonald, Don Nuss, Kathy O'-
Donnell, Paul ' ODonnell, Robert
Quick, Ann Skold, Jack Rogers,
Fred Strider, Donald Summers and
New Sigma Xi members are Lynn
Brady, Verlyn Claussen, Gerald
Eriksen, Darral Grothen, Donald
Quintet To Play
For Union Dance
A Pink Elephant Dance, featur
ing Nat Towles and his quintet,
will be presented by the Union
dance committee April 29 at 8:30
p.m. in the Union Ballroom.
Nat Towles and his quintet have
recorded for Decca records and
played in theaters, ballrooms and
clubs throughout America. For
four years the band was an at
traction of the Mardi Gras in
There will be no charge for ad
High scorer of the Nebraska
team was Val Anderson, Infantry
senior, who scored 759 out of a
possible 800. This is the highest in
dividual score ever recorded by
a University of Nebraska rifleman
in the meet.
Other members of the team
were Ron Dawson, James Donelan,
Paul Jordan, Roy Keenan, Roye
Lindsay, George Medley, Ray Mon
ette, Dave Mossman, Phillip Pat
terson and Orval Weyers.
law will become effective upon sig
nature of Gov. Victor Anderson.
Under the old tstate law, which
Comptroller John. K. Selleck said
has been on the books for 30 years,
the University and the four state
teachers colleges had to set up
dummy corporations before they
could issue bonds to construct dor
mitories. Also, the law prohibited
the construction or purchasing of
housing for married students.
The new law, Selleck said, will aid
"materially our bond markets."
He said that lower interest rates
would probably result, with any
savings being passed on to stu
dents in the form of lower dormi
tory bills. Selleck cautioned, how
ever, that such savings would be
Terming the powers given the
University by the bill as "broad,"
Selleck said that the University
got substantially what was wanted.
"We have in study a program
for married students housing,"
Selleck said. The program, he add
ed, is still in the planning stage.
The most likely location for build
ing housing for married students,
he continued, is on the Ag campus
at 40th and Holdrege Sts. where
the University "owns a plot of
Also being planned are dormitor
Matha Danielson, Carol Smith and
Miss Beverly Becker, instructor
in physical education for women,
is adviser for the group.
Tickets will be available at the
Jones, Junior Knobel, Eileen Mil
er, Norman Shyken, Donald
Sorby, Jack G. Stiehl, Ronald
Swanson and Gene Yost.
Paul MacKendrick, University of
Wisconsin professor, delivered the
main address, "Contribution to the
Classical World to Western Man,"
PBK First Greek Letter'
College Secret Society
Phi Beta Kappa was founded at
the College of William and Mary,
in Williamsburg, Virginia, Decern'
ber 5, 1776. It was the first society
to have a Greek letter name and
limited its membership to men stu
The organization introduced the
common characteristics of such so
cietiesan. oath of secrecy, a
badge, mottoes in Latin and Greek,
a code of laws, an elaborate form
of initiaion, a seal and a special
handclasp or grip.
The original society at William
and Mary had an active life of only
four years, ending when the ap
proach of Cornwallis' army forced
the college to close its doors. Dur
ing this short time, however, 75
meetings were held, 50 men were
admitted to membership and char
ters were granted for new branches
or "alphas," as the chapters "were
The letters PBK stand for three
Greek words meaning "Love of
wisdom is the helmsman of life."
The medal adopted at the first
meeting bore these letters. Later,
a stem was attached to the medal,
converting it into a watch-key.
The distinguishing features of the
first society were Friendship, Mo
rality, and Literature.
During the years, changes have
been made in the policies of the
organization. Secrecy was relin
quished in 1831; women were ad
mitted in 1875; and by the end of
its first century. Phi Beta Kappa
had been transformed from a so
ciety to a purely honor society.
Now the society includes 125
chapters, with a membership of
Alpha Chapter of PBK was or
ganized at the University on No
ies for men and women on both
city and Ag campuses.
There are 1,249 married students
attending the University, accord
ing to a survey conducted recently
by the Nebraska University Dames,
students wives' organization. The
majority of these favor addi
tional housing facilities.
Some 262 families surveyed pay
an average of $65 per month for
unfurnished apartments; 231 pay
$60 on the average for furnished
"Any University building would
be modern and fireproof and would
probably be heated by the Uni
versity power plant," Selleck said.
He emphasized, however, that
the University could not require
married students to live in University-sponsored
housing built for
them in the future.
Revenue bonds issued under the
new law would not be "an obliga
tion of the State of Nebraska" and
would "not constitute a debt of the
board issuing the same," he ex
plained. They would be paid off from
"revenues and fees derived from
the operation of the . . . facili
ties for housing, boarding, athletic
purposes, medical care, and physi
cal development, and other activi
ties of students, faculties, or em
ployees of such institutions."
The 27th Annual Honors Convo
cation will be held in the Coli
seum Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. The
Very Reverand Carl M. Reinert,
president of Creightonj University,
at the meeting.
Seven students who were elect
ed to PBK in the fall semester
were also honored at the meeting.
They are Carleton Berreckman,
Paul Scheele, Juris Silenieks, Ann
Workman, Walters, Nollendorfs,
Gradwohl and Sandstedt.
vember 19, 1895, as a desire to
recognize academic achievement
on campus. Any undergraduate
student of the University may be
elected to membership if he has
at least 64 hours credit in the Uni
versity and 24 hours of these
credits are in the group require
ments of the College of Arts and
Sciences. He or she must also
have an average of about a 7
Elections are held in both the
first and second semesters. The
purpose of "the early election is
to allow new members to share
in the activities of the chapter
throughout the school year.
Army ROTC Names
Honorary Off icsrs
Five University coeds have been
named honorary cadet battalion
commanders for Army ROTC
Gail Drahota has been selected
by the Ordnance Battalion; Mary
Gattis, Engineer Battalion; Nancy
Hemphill, Artillery Battalion; Betty
Kruger, Infantry Battalion, and
Peggy Larson, Military Police Bat
The five coeds will inspect the
cadets in theu battalions Thurs
day afternoon at the weekly Army
Cadet Colonel Paul Scheele will
present the insignia of rank and
commissions as honorary cadet
lieutenant colonels to the coeds.
They will then be presented to
their newest commands.
The coeds were selected from
four candidates nominated by each
battalion from the junior and sen
Miss Drahota is a member of the
University Band, Pi Lambda
Tryouts for parts in Eugene
O'Neill's "The Emperor Jones"
will be held in room 201 of the
Temple Building from 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday, 10 to 12 Saturday morn
ing and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday aft
ernoon. The play will be directed by
Richard Garretson, graduate stu
dent in the speech department, as
an experiment in the use of orig
inal background music and im
Included in the cast will be The
Emperor Jones, Henry Smithers,
an old native woman, a native
chief, Jeff, a prison guard, a Con
go witch-doctor, and 'a variety of
speaking and dancing parts.
A total of seventeen men and
nine women will be needed for the
cast of "The Emperor Jones,"
which will be produced May 27 in
Howell Memorial Theater.
Applications for crew members
will also he taken during the try
Scholarship Winners To Receive Honors
Omaha, will deliver the address
entitled "What Price Higher Ed
The convocation is for the pur
pose of honoring students for their
Wednesday, April 13, 1955
Beta Gamma Sigma, national
BizAd honorary, initiated 15 new
members Tuesday Night.
Ann Launer, president, presided
at the meeting and presented cer
tificates to the new initiates.
To be elibible for membership,
a student must rank in the upper
10 per cent of the senior class.
Ellsworth DuTeau, Lincoln busi
nessman, delivered the main ad
dress, and J. E. LeRossignol, dean
emeritus of the College of Busi
ness Administration, also spoke.
Dr. Earl S. Fullbrook, dean of the
Biz Ad College, welcomed the stud
ents into the society.
New members are Keith Clouse,
Rita Dorn, Robert Flammang, Is
rael Goodman, Roger Graul, Rob
ert Hawke, Jerry Jensen, Kay
Jones, Robert Mooney, Al Over-
cash, Norman Rasmussen, George
Regan, Sol Stiss and Royce Tonjes.
Theta, Phi Sigma Iota and Delta
Miss Hemphill is secretary of the
Farmers Fair Board, past AWS
Board member, president of
Gamma Alpha Chi, a member of
Phi Upsilon Omicron and Pi Beta
One of the top "10 senior women
scholastically, Miss Gattis is
treasurer of Aquaquettes, a mem
ber of French Club, Lincoln Proj
ect and Chi Omega. She was 1954
Miss Kruger, a former member
of Builders Board and Student
Union, is honorary sponsor of Com
pany A of Pershing Rifles and a
member of Pi Beta Phi.
Miss Larson is president of
Gamma Phi Beta, a member of
Orchesis and active in University
The Outside World
Adlai Assails Ike
Adlai Stevenson has assailed the Eisenhower administration for
considering risking a third World War over Quemoy and Matsu
Islands. The 1952 Democratic Presidential candidate advised instead
that the United States concentrate its efforts on rallying its allies
for the defense of Formosa.
Stevenson also advised in the nation-wide broadcast that.
be sounded out on its position, and that the United Nations be asked
to condemn any effort to alter the present status of Formosa and
seek a formula for the island's permanent future.
Stevenson accused the administration of "pursuing a dead-end
policy in Asia" which may lead to a situation where "if we should
withdraw under fire from the defense of these islands, again we act
the 'paper tiger;' if we join in their defenses, we are at war, perhaps
world war, without major allies and with most of the public opinion
in Europe and Asia against us.
Polio Vaccine Effective
The new polio vaccine is safe, effective and potent, according to
official announcement Tuesday. Compilation of last year's tests
revealed the Salk vaccine to be 80 to 90 per cent effective in pre
venting paralytic polio.
Dr. James E. Salk, who contributed the major research toward
the vaccine, immediately declared he is sure the vaccine is potentially
almost 100 per cent effective and can bring complete triumph over
polio. It is estimated that there will be enough vaccine available
to innoculate 30 million children this year.
Dulles Caught En Corsi Dispute
With the controversy over the release of the Yalta papers
scarcely quieted down, Secretary of State Dulles has found himself
in the center of a new controversy over his dismissal of Edward J.
Corsi from a State Department post.
Corsi was a special advisor to. Dulles on immigration matters, and
lost the assignment when Dulles abolished ' the post, claiming it had
been temporary all along. Corsi claims Dulles gave way to pressure
from Rep. Walter (D-Pa) who had criticized alleged former connec
tion with left-wing groups. Dulles claims pressure had nothing to do
with it, but Corsi charged Dulles himself had told him pressure was
achievements in 1954-55.
Candidates for certificates of su
perior scholarship will be present
ed. These candidates are seniors,
who rank in the upper 3 per cent
of their class based on an accumu
lative grade average. Certificates
will be awarded to seniors who
have been on the honor roll every
year of their college attendance
Upper 10 Per Cent
Undergraduate students who are
in the upper 10 per cent of their
classes will be honored during
Students who have received any
prize, scholarship or medal during
1954-55 will be recognized.
Honorary and professional or
ganizations of the colleges, schools
and senior class which have one
third or more of their members
named in the program will be
The University Foundation Dis
tinguished Teaching Award in the
Humanities and Social Sciences
and the Distinguished Teaching
Award in the Physical and Tech
nological Sciences will be conferred
to a faculty member by Chancel
lor Clifford Hardin and Founda
tion President Earl Cline.
The Rev. Harold C. Sandall of
the Grace Methodist Church will
give the Invocation.
Under the direction of Emanuel
Wishnow, the University Symphony
orchestra will open the program
with the "Overture to Egmont."
Chancellor Hardin will preside.
Introducing the speaker will be
Sharon Mangold, student represent
ative of the Honors Convocation
Father Reinert was appointed
the, 19th president of Creighton
University at the age of 37. He
attended the Jesuit seminary at
Florissant, Mo., and St. Louis Uni
versity where he received his A.B.,
M.A. and Ph.L. degrees.
University Singers will present
its annual spring concert Thurs
day at 8 p.m. in the Union Ball
room. The 100-voice choir will be di
rected by Dr. Arthur Westbrook,
professor of voice, in the concert.
Don Mattox, Helmut Sienknect
and Robert Patterson will be solo
ists in the "Requiem" by Faure.
Carol Jean Armstrong, Carol Ash
by, Marshall Christensen and Joe
Feeney will be soloists in "Te De
um" by Zoltan Kodaly.
Accompanists for the concert will
be Marilyn Miller and Alice
Requirements for membership
in the organization are an interest
in music and a reasonable voice
range. Members are selected fol
Control Threat Noted
That federal aid to education is
here to stay was the concensus of
opinion reached Tuesday evening
by Film Forum panel members
discussing "More Or Less Federal
Aid to Education." An audience of
12 heard the discussion.
Dr. Leslie Chisholm, professor of
school administration, said "some
say it would be all right from the
point of view of economics to have
federal support of education but
Previous to his appointment to
Creighton University, he was a
high school principal in Prairie du
Chien, Wis., and an instructor at
Creighton High School.
Father Reinert's brother, the
Very Rev. Paul C. Reinert, is
the president of St. Louis Univer
sity. Father Reinert is a member of
numerous civic, fraternal and edu
cational organizations including the
Chamber of Commerce, American
Red Cross and the American As
sociation of Related Colleges and
All classes will be dismissed from
10 to 12 a.m. Tuesday.
"Leonardo Da Vinci" and "The
Fifty-First Dragon" will be the
next two presentations of the Film
Society, sponsored by the Union.
The movie will be shown Wed
nesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol
The film about the life and works
of Da Vinci won the 1952 Special
John J. Flaherty Award and was
made in Italy. Da Vinci is re
membered as a versatile and tal
ented person who was a botanist,
geographer, geologist, mathemati
cian, inventor, painter, physicist,
musician and theater designer.
Albert Dekker narrates the film
which shows orignal manuscripts
and other works of Da Vinci.
"The FiLy-First Dragon" is a
cartoon made by the producers
of "Mr. Magoo" films and is based
upon a story by Heywood Broun.
that we can't do it without federal
control." These persons, he said,
"are arguing from the point of
view of an analogy and not from
the facts in the case."
The Northwest Ordnance of 1787,
Dr. Chisholm pointed out, set aside
one sixteenth of each township for
school purposes. "There was no
control whatsoever," he said. The
forst Morrill Act of 1862, which es
tablished land-grant colleges, Dr.
Chisholm said, saw the "federal
government attach some degree of
control." Then the Smith Hughes
Act of 1917, imposed a little more
Donald O. Bush of the state de
partment of education said, how
ever, that those who say it is pos
sible to have feoeral aid to equa
tion without federal control "for
get one thing." And that, he point
ed out, is the fact that where
"federal moneys are appropriated,
there will be federal supervision
of expenditure of funds."
Bush cited the law passed in
1950 by Congress which privided
for federal aid for school construc
tion in areas where government
employees were concentrated. In
the law, Bush said, there were
provisions for supervising the
spending of the money.
As a result, in 1952, Bush said,
the "bloodhounds of the Treasury
Department" saw federal money
being spent with no regulations
governing how it was to be spent.
The federal Office of Education,
he said, then "had to write a com
prehensive set of regulations."
Dr. Chisholm expressed the
opinion that "without federal aid,
not only a few, but millions of
children are denied adequate edu
cational opportunities." Paradoxi
cally, he said, the states least able
to support adequate schools have
the most children.
But Bush pointed out that it costs
25 to 30 per cent more to build
schools out of federal funds because
of required "guarantees of this
sort and that sort."
"When told there are not state
or federal moneys, available,"
Bush said, "local communities in
Nebraska buckle down and solve
their own problems."
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