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Daryll Wood, president of Engi
neering Exc-cutive Board, was
named winner of the O. J. Fer
guson award at the annual E Week
The award is presented annually
to the outstanding member of the
engineering college. Qualities con
sidered in the selection are scho
lastic merit, service to the college,
personality, honesty and integrity.
The winner is chosen by vote of
students and faculty of the engi
Wood is a senior in civil engi
neering, a member of Sigma
Tau, engineering honorary, and
president of the American Society
of Civil Engineers.
The award is named for O. J.
Ferguson, past dean of the College
of Engineering and Architecture
and present dean emeritus.
Ferguson, dean until 1945, lives
In Lincoln. Ferguson Hall, new
electrical engineering building, was
named in his honor.
of the College
ing and Archi
tion of the
was Bob Pet
erson, who is
ployed by a lo
cal construction firm.
The Sigma Tau Class Memorial
was presented to Dean Green by
Eudel Jacobsen, president of Sig
ma Tau. Dean Green turned the
plaque over to the engineering col
lege. The outstanding freshman was
also named at the banquet. Dan
Rasdal, engineering senior, an
nounced James Souders as the
Blueprint service keys were
awarded to Don Smith, George An
dreasen, Vic MusiL Roger Berger,
Kazys Alminas, Merk Hobson, as
sociate professor of chemical en
gineering, and P. A. Corkill, in
structor in architecture.
Civil engineers were announced
as winners of the E Week. compe
ls, , m
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tition at the banquet. Second place
went to the electrical engineers and
chemical engineers placed third.
Ken Philbrick, engineering sen
ior, was toastmaster at the banquet.
Sam Ellis Named 'Outsianding Worker' For 1954-55
Vol. 55, No. 79
University of Nebraska
Wednesday, May 4, 1955
Dislike Of SC Plan
General disapproval of the Stu
dent Council's plans to limit ac
tivities was expressed by Helen
Snyder, assistant dean of women
in a YWCA question and answer
Limitation is unnecessary be
cause no student is going to dom
inate the campus activity scene un
less the student body allows them
to or votes them into office, Miss
The plan overlooks the principle
of individual differences such as
stamina and the basic difference
in goals of people working in ac
tivities, she said.
The actual problem lies in en
couraging activities and not in lim
iting their choice of leadership,
Miss Snyder added.
Miss Snyder expressed confi
dence in the principles of the plan,
good of the activity, campus and
individual, but disagreed with their
"It is beyond human ability to
weigh activities properly as to
which should be included and which
left out according to their campus
significance," she said.
No student has such a complete
knowledge of all activities she
The Outside World
Talks Hit Snag
The Russians threw a snaz into negotiations for an Austrian state
treaty, Tuesday, when they demanded permission to retake some
S&jxa Iron Curtain refugees la Austria. - - - -
The permission is contained in "article 16" which is currently
being debated between ambassadors of the Big Four powers in Vienna.
Monday the ambassadors approved the first fifteen articles of the
proposed treaty, including one providing for Austria's re-establishment
as a "soverign, independent and democratic state."
The United States is reported against article 16, and the issue is
expected to become the thorniest point in the conference.
French Support Rumored
French officials are reported to have joined the United States in
supporting the government of Premier Ngo Dinh Diem in South Viet
Nam. Diem's government has had the continued support of the United
States, but the French have been backing that of ex-emperor Bao
Dai, who has tried to depose Diem.
The French had blamed Diem for plunging his country into civil
war and clinging to a government which did not represent the people.
However, French government sources report that France is now ready
to "sacrifice" Bao Dai if his removal would lead to stability.
Pulitzer Winners Named
Three famous writers were recipients of 1955 Pulitzer Prize awards.
Novelist William Faulkner received the prize for fiction with his
allegorical novel, "A Fable." The drama award went to Tennessee
Williams for bis "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," a play dedmg with the
dissolution of a Mississippi Delta family.
Gian-Carlo Menotti received the music award for his new opera,
The Saint of Bleecker Street," dealing with religion and Greenwich
Village life. The prizes are all $500 each.
Miss Snyder called the removal of
activity limitation from AWS to
Student council precedence "re
grettable." She stated that the
AWS system seems to be more
modern and comprehensive.
A main fault of the student coun
cil is the denial of any kind of
appeal to the student, she said.
The presence of two bodies
which limit activities will result in
total confusion, Miss Snyder said.
The Student Council should in
augerate a system of individual
counseling to encourage students
to see activities in the light of their
personal experience, she added.
Ivy Day previews
Special features of Friday's
Nebraskan will Include the an
nual Ivy Day Racing Form giv
ing odds and chances for junior
men and women racing for the
two senior honoraries, Innocents
and Mortar Boards.
In addition, Friday's Nebrs
kan will include the complete
schedule for Ivy Day, and a list
of men's and women's houses
competing in the Ivy Day song
contests, their songs and their
Men's Song Leaders
To Meet Wednesday
Directors of the Men's Ivy Day
Sing will meet in the Kosmet Klub
room in the Union Wednesday at
All houses participating in the
sing should have a representative
present, as rules and announce
ments will be discussed.
Jesse Elected Head
Of Union Activities
Shirley Jesse was elected 'presi
dent of Union Activities Commit
tee and Marilyn Beideck vice
president new and retiring
members of the Union Board of
Managers Tuesday night.
The activities committee, which
is composed of chairmen of all
Union committees and the student
members of the Union Board of
Managers oversees all Union ac
tivities. Miss Jesse, a junior in Teachers
College, has been working in Union
foi three years. Her other ac
tivities include ice-president of
WAA and Lincoln rush chairman
Ag College farmer's fair To Feature
Rodeo, Pie-Eating Contest, Barbeque
Plans are being made for the
annual Farmer's Fair to be held
Friday and Saturday, May 13 and
14, at the College of Agriculture.
Special events to be presented
are a parade, cotton and denim
dance, pie eating contest, a bar
beque, rodeo, the presentation of
typical cowboy and cowgirl, and
A new program for Marine Corps
officers, called the Aviation Offi
cer Candidate Course, was an
nounced by the Department of De
Under the new program, college
graduates may enter a 10-week
basic indoctrination course at the
Marine Corps School, Quantico,
course, graduates will be commis
sioned in the Marine Corps Re
serve and ordered to active duty
as student aviators.
The aviation course lasts from
i5 to 18 months. After completing
the aviation training, officers will
be obligated to serve a minimum
of two years with the air branch
of the Marine Corps.
According to Marine Corps offi
cers, the new program is a re
emphasis of the traditional air
Any interested students, especial
ly seniors may contact Major
Nordling in the Military and Naval
the Dairy Royal.
Selection of a Goddess of Agri
culture and Whisker King will
highlight the Cotton and Denim
dance. Johnny Jay and his or
chestra will furnish music for the
dance, to be held Saturday even
ing from 9 to 12 p.m. at the C.A.
The Whisker King is picked from
92 contestants who signed up March
23. Beards are judged on length,
texture, and uniqueness. Goddess
of Agriculture candidates must be
coeds in Ag College, have a 55
weighted average, and be of Sen
ior standing. '
Don Novotny, manager of the
Farmer's Fair Boacd. announced
Cotton and Denim Week will be
The annual rodeo will be held
Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m.
A barbeque will be held Friday
evening at 5:30, 6 and 6:30.
Tickets are 85 cents and may be
purchased for any one of the
pieviously mentioned times.
The Dairy Royal is to be held at
8 p.m. Friday. It is sponsored
by the Varsity Dairy Club and
features a senior and junior-division.
Special events include a coed
cow milking contest and also a
faculty promenade. .
Saturday morning will feature a
parade starting at 10:30 a.m. Shir
ley Slagle, parade chairman, said
the theme for this year is "Coun
try Carnival." Floats will be
judged on attractiveness, original
ity, effort, and relation to the
The annual Pie-Eating Contest
sponsored by the Ag Union will
be held Saturday morning immedi
ately following the parade. Last
year's winners were Ann Cochran
and Merwyn Schliefert, Ag College
Other Farmer's Fair Board of
ficers include Charles Watson, As
sistant Manager; Nancy Hemphill,
secretary; and Ken Pinkerton,
treasurer. Senior board members
are Madeline Watson and Rogene
Rippe. Junior members include
Larry Connor, Allan Schmid, Joyce ;
Taylor, Boyd Stuhr, Shirley Slagle, j
and Jan Lindquist.
of Alpha Omicron Pi.
Also a junior in Teachers Col
lege. Miss Biedeck has worked
in the Union for three years. She
is also membership chairman of
Red Cross, YWCA cabinet and
recording secretary of Alpha Chi
iormeriy, tne activities com
mittee was headed by only one
officer. The work is being divided
for next year because the growing
number of union activities is re
garded as too much for one per
son, Marilyn Hamer, retiring presi
Miss Jesse will work mainly
with committee chairmen and Miss
Beideck will work with student
members of the Board of Manag
ers, major attractions and serve
i.i an administrative capacity.
"Because of their outstanding
work in Union in the past, I think
both girls will continue their fine
work to make Union activities for
the coming year successful," Miss
Virginia Reeves, Ag College jun
ior, was elected president of the
Ag Religious Council at a meeting
Other officers are John Burbank,
Ag sophomore, vice president, and
Joyce Splittgerber, Ag junior, sec
The Ag Religious Council is
composed of representatives from
all of the religious organizations
on Ag campus.
Fourteen new members of Kos
met Klub were named Tuesday
They were chosen on the basis
of the number of work hours put
in on the Klub's Fall Revue and
Spring Musical, the number of
show tickets sold and the amount
of advertising sold.
Sam Ellis, Phi Delta Theta, was
revealed as the Kosmet Klub "Out
standing Worker." He is a sopho
more in the College of Business
Other new members, all sopho
Jim Feather, Farmhouse, College
of Agriculture; Gary Lucore,
Pi Kappa Phi, Teachers College;
Gary Burchfield, Alpha Gamma
Rho, Agriculture; John Fagan,
Beta Theta Pi, College of Engin
eering and Architecture.
John E. Nelson, Theta XI, Col
lege of Arts and Sciences; Arley
Waldo, Alpha Gamma Rho, Agri
culture; Sam Van Pelt, Phi Delta
Theta, Arts and Sciences.
Bill Bedwell, Beta Theta Pi,
Engineering; Jim Boling, Pi Kappa
Phi, Business Administration; Ben
Belmont, Zeta Beta Tau, Business
Administration; Roger Kenkle,
Beta Theta Pi, Arts and Sciences;
Marshall Nelson, Phi Gamma
Delta, Business Administration;
and John Zinnecker, Delta Tau
Kosmet Klub is a theater serv
ice organization. It sponsors and
puts on the Fall Revue in which
organized houses perform skits
and curtain acts. In the spring, it
produces the spring musical in
which University students act, sing
and dance. This spring's produc
tion was "Bloomer GirL
Phi To Pledge
Coeds Ivy Day
Plans for the annual Ivy Day
breakfast and pledging ceremony
will be discussed at a meeting of
Theta Sigma Phi, professional fra
ternity for women in journalism,
Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Burnett
According to tradition, those se
lected for membership will be no
tified personally Saturday morning
and will attend the 7 a.m. cere
mony at Ellen Smith Hall. Break
fast will follow at 7:30 p.m.
Students To Select
Student Council elections will be
held Monday. The polls will be open
all day in Love Library and the
Candidates organized houses,
cumulative averages and activity
positions are listed.
Summary Of Year
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Thirteen juniors in University ac
tivities will bite the dust Saturday
afternoon when the Innocents So
ciety tackles its successors. On
Ivy Day the scarlet-hooded Inno
cents win reveal next year's cam
pus leaders. '
The secret senior society helps
with homecoming, football games
and New Student Week. It has com
bined with other Big Seven senior
honoraries to set up a men's sen
ior policy group. -
This school year Innocents work
ed with Mortar Boards, the sett
lor women's honorary, in direct
ing members of the State govern
ment on campus tours. They did
much of the promotion work for
Parent's Day, held during a home
, They have also joined with Mor
tar Boards in setting up Ivy Day.
Each year they present three
Scholarship-activities trophies to
origr'ized men's houses outstand-K4
ing in these fields. The man and
woman who have the highest cum
ulative average for four years at
the University receive special In
Perhaps their most pleasant
taks of the year is the selection of
the six Nebraska Sweetheart fin
alists who are presented at the Kos
met Klub Fall Revue.
During Homecoming Innocents
sponsor and supervise decorations
of organized houses. They judge
the displays and award trophies to
the top three participants in the
women's and men's divisions.
j During New Student Week In
nocents sell freshman beanies and
usher and speak at convocations.
This year's Innocents ushered at
home football games, helped plan
Boys State and participated in half
time ceremonies at football games.
Members were awarded Admiral
ties in the Nebraska Navy.
. Marv Stromer is this year's
president; Junior Knobei, vice
president; Len Barker, secretary,
and Walt Wright, treasurer. Other
members are Tom Woodward,
Dan Rasdal, Koran Jacobs, Art
Raun, Brock Dutton, Bill Devries,
Don Novotny and Marv Friedman.
Engineers To Plan
Annual Field Trip
Plans for the annual spring field
trip will be discussed at the Am
erican Society of Civil Engineers
meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. in
308 Stout Hall. New members will
be installed at the meeting.
Cosmopolitans To Meet
Cosmopolitan Club will meet
Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Union
All members are urged to attend
for the purpose of electing the
club's Student Council representing.
Sara Jane Alexander; Pi Beta
Phi, 5.846, All University Fund as
sistant, Ag Union, Home Ec Club.
Stanley Jensen; Ag Men's Club,
6.6, Ag YMCA.
Sis Matzke; Kappa Kappa Gam
ma, 5.771, Ag Exec Board, Student
Council incumbent, Home Ec Club
Paul Meierbenry; Sigma Alpha
Epsilon, 5.34, ASAE.
Kay Reeves; Women's Dorms,
5.733, Ag YWCA, Home Ec Club,
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.
Mervyn Scliefert; Alpha Gamma
Sigma, 6.694, Corn Cobs, Ag YMCA,
Block and Bridle membership
Mary Sorenson; Kappa Delta,
5.33, treasurer of Ag YWCA.
Charles Trumble, FarmHouse
i 7.383, Corn Cobs, Builders Board.
Arley Dean Waldo; Alpha Gam
ma Rho, 7.815, Builders Board, ed
itor of Ag Rag, Block and Bridle.
Arts and Sciences:
Bruce Brugmann; Alpha Tau
Omega, 6.408, Nebraskan sports
editor, debate squad.
Beverly Deepe; Alpha Xi Delta,
YWCA Cabinet, Builders
Board, Nebraska University Coun
cil on World Affairs vice president.
Edward Kemble; Burnett House,
5.205, Men's Glee Club, managing
editor of "The Quad," men's dorm
Janice Kraus; Women's Dorms,
8.3, vice president of Raymond
Hall, Alpha Lambda Delta.
Richard Lynch; Boucher House,
7.922, Theta Nu.
Nancy Person; Chi Omega, 6.25,
Cornhusker section head, AUF
Samuel Van Pelt; Phi Delta The
James Boling; Pi Kappa Phi,
Sarah Gaughan; Towne Club,
6.327, Tassels,, Orchesis.
Marvin McNeice; Delta Upsilon,
Benjamin Neff Jr.; Delta Tau
John N. Nelson; Burnett House,
5.159, Lutheran Student Associa
tion. (Continued Page 4.) ;
'On The Social Sidea
Coeds Find 14 Pins,
Rings In May Baskets
By GRACE HARVEY
By GRACE HARVEY
Fourteen coeds passed candy
Monday night to announce four
engagements and ten pinnings.
Plans are in the making for the
annual ZBT Whoopee Daze which
is scheduled for this weekend. The
Zebes will open festivities with
their spring formal Friday night.
Among couples fttending the Chi
Omega formal Friday were Ann
Reynolds and Roger Baldwin, Jodi
Hill and Tom Calder, Bobbie Beck
man and Mike Calcer, Mary Gattis
and Al Anderson, and Bev Con
nell and Herb Meissner.
Farm House held its spring form
al Friday. Couples attending in
cluded Genelle Jensen and Don
Reynolds, Judy Kessner and Will
Schutz, Nancy Woodling nd Bill
Stoker, Ellen Jacobsen and Walt
Schmidt, and Barb Beadle and
Couples seen at the Beta Theta
Pi Spring Formal included Dandy
Buel and Dave Avery, Maren Lar
son and Phil Visek, Karen Rauch
and Andy Smith, Lue Makepeace
and Dick Reische, Diane Towne
and Dick Anderson.
Jo Vanderhook, Alpha Omicron
Pi senior from Pickerell, passed
candy to announce her engage
ment to Art Witkowski from
Cathy DeBrunner, Kappa Delta
alum from Lincoln, announced her
engagement to Dale NitzeL Farm
House senior from Archer.
Alpha Chi Joan Marshall an
nounced her engagement to Wes
Reist Friday. Joanie is a sopho
more from Lincoln and Wes a
graduate Student from Lincoln.
Tri Delt Ginny Bauer, junior
from Benkelman, announced her
engagement to Jim Norsworthy,
Phi Delt senior from Gothenburg.
An August 19 wedding is planned.
Dudley McCubbin passed cigars
to his Theta Chi brothers to an
nounce his pinning to Karen
Christopher, a Willard at Nebraska
Wesleyan. Dudley is a junior
Alpha Phi Elaine Barker is wear
ing the Phi Mu Alpha-Sinfonia pin
of Clark Alexander, a junior from
North Platte. Elaine is a junior
Jack Aschwege, FarmHouse jun
ior from Palmer, passed cigars to
announce his pinning to Dolly Nel
son, a junior in nurse's training
at Lincoln General.
Tri Delt Georgia Britton, a soph
omore from Omaha, passed a May
basket to announce that she is
wearing the Sigma Nu pin of Ran
dall Frost, a junior from Elkhorn.
Janet McClung, Delta Jamma
sophomore from Omaha, passed
candy to announce her pinning to
Dick Westcott, Delta Upsilon sen
ior from Burwell.
Chi O Jane Felger blew out the
candle to announce ber pinning
to DU Dick Lukes, a sophomore
from Omaha. Jane is a sopho
more from Lincoln.
Shirley Stohlmann, Theta junior
from Appleton, Wis., announced
her pinning to Jack Gillespie
Beta senior from Hastings.
Karmen Harris, Alpha Chi pledge
from Dakota City, announced her
pinning to Bob Brum, Sig Ep
junior from Lincoln.
Cynthia Henderson, Kappa junior
from Evanston, CI., announced her
pinning to Phi Delt Warren Burt,
a junior from Scared ale, N. Y.
Alpha Chi Joan Knudson passed
candy to announce her pinning
to Sigma Nu president Earl Bar-
nette, a junior from Holdrege.
Joanie is a junior from Lincoln
Zeta Beta Tau Dinner Dance.
Alpha Gamma Rho Dinner Dane
Terrace Hall Dinner Dance.
International Reuse Picnic
Residence Halls for Women In
Dr. Carl Whittaker, chairman of
the department of psychiatry at
Emry University, Atlanta, Ga.,
will speak at a program in ob
servance of Mental Health Week
Friday at 8 p.m. in Love Li
Dr. Whitaker, noted in the field
of child psychiatry, will speak on
"Mental Health and its Relation
to the Educational Process. He
is the author of "Roots of Psycho
therapy," The program is sponsored by
the School of Scoial Work, Uni
versity Health Services and Teach
ers College in conjunction with the
State Health Department, Lincoln
Child Guidance Clinic, Lincoln
State Hospital, Lincoln-Lancaster
County Health Department, Lin
coln Public Schools, County of
Lancaster Public Schools and the
State Department of Educe; wo.
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