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Nebraskan Nominations Close
Four new nominations for this
semester's Outstanding Nebras
kans were submitted to The Ne
braskan Tuesday. In letters to the
Nebraskan editor, Jake Geier, head
gymnastics coach;' Duane Lake,
Union Managing Director; Orin
Stepanek, associate professor of
English, and Nancy Odum, were
recommended for their achieve
ments at, the University.
Faculty Student Committee
One faculty member and one stu
dent will be chosen by a special
selection committee on Wednesday
as "Outstanding Nebraskans." This
committee will be composed of the
editor and editorial page editor of
the Nebraskan, John Gourlay, pres
ident of Innocents Society;
Gail Katskee, president of Mortar
Boards; two previous Outstanding
Nebraskans, Donald Olson, assist
ant professor of speech, and Em
anuel Wishnow, professor of violin
and conductor of the University
Symphony Orchestra, and Ken Kel
ler, assistant director of Public Re
lations. The letter nominating Lake
pointed out that he is at present
the Managing Director of the Stu
dent Union, a position he has held
since 1947. As the chief officer in
charge of total activities at the
Union, the letter said, he coordi
nates all efforts to realize the Un
ion's objectives of social education.
The authors of the letter said
that Lake's work in the Union "has
certainly gone above and beyond
the normal call of duty." The let-
The special selection commit
tee will meet at the Nebraskan
office at p.m. Wednesday, to
pick this semester's Outstand
of Theta Sigma Phi and
member of Mortar Board.
The letter continued, "Nancy's
scholarship has enabled her to be
oi.e of the top journalism students
each semester." It concluded,
"Throughout her many achieve
ments, Nancy's humility, fairness,
and quiet drive have stood out in
my mind as great qualities."
Previous nominations for Out
standing Nebraskans are Walt
Wright, Junior Knobel, Doug Jen
sen, Jo Knapp, Marv Stromer,
David Gradwohl, Dick Westcott,
Professor Cliff Hamilton, Dr. Ar
thur Westbrook and Robert Knoll.
The final selections will be made
by the committee Wednesday, and
this semester's Outstanding Ne
braskans will be announced in Fri
Last Semester's Outstanding Ne
braskans were Wishnow, faculty
member, and Jack Rogers, student
Vol. 55, No. 87
University of Nebraska
Wednesday, May 25, 1955
Brugmann, Jensen, Daly Chosen
fin . K a n cru
hsIIUmniain), VMifi) Ti
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Dick Fellman, Arts and Science
junior, and George Madsen, sopho
more in Business Administration,
will head the Nebraskan staff for
the fall semester.
Fellman was named editor and
Madsen was chosen to be business
To Manage Hayloft
ter cited his efforts in contacting
and bringing to campus and the
Lincoln community such attrac
tions as the Sadler-Wells Ballet
and the Caine Mutiny Court Mar
Geier was praised in his nom
mating letter for his work as "N"
Club sponsor, narrator and editor
of football films, and for his ser
vice on a weekly TV program
and on the three-man NCAA Rules
"In addition to teaching a full
schedule in the Physical Educa
tion Department, he is the win
ningest coach at the University;
the gymnastic mentor has domin
ated the .Mid-western Conference
for the last four years. 'Jake' has
brought much attention to the Uni
versity athletic program with gym
nastic exhibitions both on and off
the campus," the letter continued.
Stepanek was praised, in the
nominating letter, as "one of those
rare brilliant men who has studied
and learned about everything; he
seems to have the wisdom of the
world in himself and he offers it
to those who take his courses."
The letter added that throughout
his years of teaching he has giv
en his students a view of almost
every phase of life and has
stressed the idea of knowing what's
going on around the world and why
students should know what they be
lieve. The letter also commented
"his courses are philosophy cours
es as well as subject matter."
The nomination of Miss Odum
stated that one of her greatest
contributions to the campus Is the
1955 Cornhusker which she edited.
The letter said that "the' book cer
tainly represents a great deal of
effort, energy, and ingenuity, to
say nothing of the many hours
spent on making it one of the best
books that many of us have seen."
Miss Odum has also served as vice
president of Builders and president
Two graduate students were ini
tiated into Gamma Theta Upsilon,
national honorary geography frater
nity, at its regular meeting Mon
They are David Solzmanr and
Molly Lucas. Both are working on
their Masters degree in eography,
according to Dr. Colbert Held,
chairman of the geography de
The Hayloft Summer Theater, a
center of summer stock for Lincoln,
has been purchased by a group of
The officers of the Hayloft Sum
mer Theater Corporation are
president, Kathy O'Donnell; secre
tary-treasurer, Jack Parris; direc
tor, Bill Walton; promotion mana
ger, Marv Stromer, and technical
director, C. T. Weatherford.
Board members are Barbara
Leigh, James Boling and Marcia
Ralston. The theater was purchased
with the students private funds be
cause it was feared that the thea
ter would close this year. Stromer
explained, "We felt that after five
years of summer stock in Lincoln,
it was only fair to the community
that some conscious effort be
brought about to keep summer
He added that the University
students involved "could bring to
the community an understanding
of the teaching being done in the
theater department" and that they
could also have an opportunity to
show what they had learned.
The 13 productions this summer
will be completely produced by the
students involved. The casts will be
taken from two days of tryouts,
May 29 and June 4. The casting
will be done entirely on the try
outs. Stromer said that a list of
20 people will be compiled from
candidates from throughout the
The 13-week season will open
June 8. The first four plays that
will be produced are "Harvey",
Ramshackle Inn," "Dial M for
Murder" and "Lo and Behold."
Other plays to be presented include
Life With Father," "Arsenic and
Old Lace" and "The Bat."
According to Stromer, tickets will
be down in price this summer. All
tickets will be $1 and a season
ticket may be purchased for $11.
A total of 13 plays will be present
ed. The plays will run from Wed
nesday through Sunday.
Harvey" will open June . The
main character, Elwood P. Dowd,
will be portrayed by Marv Stromer.
Veta will be played by Kathy O'
Donnell. Other members of the
cast are Barbara Leigh, Jack
Parris, Skip Weatherford, Jim
Copp, Luanne Raun, Mary Gattis,
Ted Nittler, John Forsythe, Mary
Sigler and Katy Kelley.
The director of the corporation,
Bill Walton, is a graduate student
who will receive his M.A. in Au
gust in theater. He has directed
Kosmet Klub show, "Bloomer
Girl" and also directed "Charley's
Aunt." The other members of the
corporation have all been active
in University theater productions.
The Hayloft Summer Theater is
located at 59th and South Streets.
Tickets are not on sale. Stromer
said any information about the
Theater or tryouts may be ob
tained by calling 5-7659.
manager by; the Committee on
more in Arts
editor and Sam
will fill the
position of managing editor.
Fred Daly, Arts and Sciences
sophomore, will be news editor.
Sports editor will, be Bob Cook,
Arts and Sciences sophomore. Jim
Feather, sophomore in agriculture
will serve as Ag editor.
Four new copy editors were
Journal and Star
named. They are Barbara Jel
gerhuis, sophomore in Arts and
Sciences; Lucigrace Switzer, soph
omore in Arts and Sciences; Mary
Shelledy, junior in Arts and Sci
ences, and Judy Bost, sophomore
in Arts and Sciences.
Barb Eicke, sophomore in Bus
Ad, was re-appointed as assistant
business manager. New assistant
business managers include Connie
Hurst, freshman in Bus Ad; Ben
jamin (Mick) Neff, sophomore in
Bus Ad; and Bill Bedwell, sopho
more in electrical engineering.
Don Beck, sophomore in agricul
ture, was named to the position
of circulation manager.
Fellman is secretary of Innocents
a member of Corn Cobs, Student
Council of Zeta Beta Tau. Madsen
is a member of Beta Theta PiT
Brugmann is a member of Stu
dent Council and activities chair
man of Alpha Tau Omega. Jensen
is a member of AUF Board, Sig
ma Delta Chi and alumni secre
tary of Beta Theta Pi.
Daly is corresponding secretary
of Beta Theta Pi and a member of
Sigma Delta Chi. Cook is a mem
ber of Delta Tau Delta.
Feather is a member of Kosmet
Klub, Agronomy Club and Farm
house. Miss Switzer is on the
YWCA cabinet. Miss Bost is a
member of AUF Board and Kappa
Miss Shelledy and Miss Jelger
huis belong to Delta Delta Delta.
Miss Eicke is a Board Member of
Coed Counselors and a member of
Alpha Omicron Pi.
Miss Hurst is a member of the
debate squad and Gamma Phi
Beta. Neff is a member of Stu-
fa Smihii Phi
dent Council and is rush chairman
of Delta Tau Delta.
Bedwell is a member of Beta
Theta Pi and Kosmet Klub. Beck
is a member of Corn Cobs, Stu
dent Council, assistant Yell King
and vice-president of Alpha Gam
n i . .
une 4 inmati
Merger of Delta Sigma Phi and
Delta Alpha Pi, local veteran's or
ganization, was announced Tues
day by Bob Johnson, Delta Sig
The new group will serve to in
crease the active and pledge
membership of Delta Sigma Phi,
Johnson said. Initiation for the
members of Delta Alpha Pi into
If Tuition Goes Up
iMew Health Center
Construction of a new Student
Health Center is tentatively sched
uled to begin in the spring of 1956
University Comptroller John Sel
leek said Tuesday. It would be
opened in the fall of 1957.
Expected to cost approximately
$500,000, the new health center
would be financed out of a pro
posed $10 increase in tuition fees
The Board of Regents will consid
er the tuition increase this summer
"I anticipate that the project
will be approved," Selleck specu
lated, "provided we submit a sound
But he emphasized that the pro
posal to build a new health center
is only in the planning stage. The
administration, however, has been
authorized "to put such a project
in study," he said.
Memorial To Professor
Located On NU Campus
By JOAN GRASS
Unknown to many students the
ashes of a former University profes
sor are buried on campus. At the
foot of a tree near the Schiller
Linden tree north of the Architec
tural Hall can be found a gray
roclc on which is inscribed the
following: "Dr. James Thomas
Lees; He Served Well; 1889
1926." Dr. Lees was in the ancient lang
uages department, especially qual
ified in Greek, and at one time
e, -nss mi mar
Gunnar Green recently was elect
ed president of Cosmopolitan Club.
Other officers are Valida Jan
son, vice president; Nancy Fritsch,
treasurer, and Marina Wischnew
A special meeting will be held
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Union
Room 316. Miss Florence Burger,
social worker at Veterans Hos
pital, will be the speaker. Coffee
will be served.
Activities Cosmopolitan Club span
sored this year include picnics,' the
annual dance and carnival show,
social dances every month, Christ
mas card sales and the Easter
Regular meetings featured as
speakers: Dr. Paul Meadows, pro
fessor of sociology; Dr. Colin John
son, visiting professor in political
science; Dr. Benjamin Burma, as
sociate professor of geology; Dr.
Wallace Peterson, assistant p"o
fessor of economics; the Rev. Dr.
Thomas Domas of the Unitarian
Church, and Don Pelton, graduate
student in Business Administra
tion. Green's plans for next year in
clude trying to interest more Amer
ican students in joining to help
fulfill an objective of the organiza
tionto help American and foreign
6tudents gei acquainted.
Green explained that Cosmopoli
tan Club is not in competition
with any other group and would
like to cooperate more closely with
Among the plans is helping with
the Foreign Student Retreat which
will be held for old and new
foreign students at the University
during New Student Week.
The club will also sponsor its
regular meetings with speakers,
monthly dances and other social
Dr. Lucile Cypreansen, assistant
professor of speech and speech
correction, is the group's sponsor.
served as provost. Professor Lees
retired in 1923 and died in Califor
nia in 1926. The University had
been the center of his life and he
wished to come here for eternity.
Dr. Lees is particularly remem
bered by John Selleck for the tours
he guided in Europe. When Selleck
was a small boy he went on a
tour with his parents and sister
that was, guided by Dr. Lees. Dr.
Lees took about 30 University stu
dents and their parents or people
from around Lincoln on these sum
mer trips. '
Dr. Dann, art professor, went
along on the trips and gave art
lectures as did Dr. Lees. Dr. Dann
brought back colored slides of
the trips and showed them in a one
hour credit course.
Near the Lees Memorial can be
discovered a tree surrounded by a
wrought iron fence. The Schiller
Linden Tree was planted in 1905
by the late Professor Laurence
Fossler in honor of the German
The fence was placed around the
tree when it was planted on the
centennial of Schiller's birth. The
marker was torn down by students
during the first World War. In
1933 the fence was replaced at me
morial services for Professor Fos
sler, one of the University's best
4-H Club To Hold
The University 4-H Club will hold
its annual spring picnic Wednes
day evening at Bethany Park.
Cars will leave from the front
of Ag Hall from 5:30 to 5:45 p.m.
for those needing rides.
Harvey Jorgetfson, club president,
said the evening activities will con
sist of a picnic lunch, softball
game, square dance and a short
meeting inside the cabin.
An architect, William Steel of
Omaha.has recently been contract
ed to draw up plans for the health
building, Selleck said. He will
base his ideas on drawings made
in architectural classes of per
spectives of the proposed center.
"If approved, the tentative
schedule" calls for receiving final
plans from the architect in late
fall, Selleck said, letting contracts
in January or February of 1956
and starting construction in early
Tentative plans call for the build
ing to he of brick and concrete
construction with stone trim. The
building, Selleck said, will also
have a full basement. .
The health center, Selleck said,
will definitely be located at 15th
and U Sts. Fifteenth St., he said,
will be closed between U and Vine
Selleck compared the proposed
health building with present facili
ties. It will be "very much more
adequate," he said.
The present temporary building,
he said, is a "firetrap although we
have done everything we can to
Dr. Samuel Fuenning, director
of University Health Services, said
that the proposed health center
would provide students with more
adequate medical care. As now,
he said, emphasis would be placed
on preventative medicine, that is,
detecting illnesses before they be
come too serious.
The building, he said, would pro
vide "more space" to take care of
mor. students in a shorter length
of time than we do now."
With increased student enroll
ment, the Student Health budget
would be augmented, he said, so
that "we could fill the most press
ing needs and at the same time
provide adequate service." . ,
Delta Sig will be June 4.
"We think the merger will be of
help to both groups," said Ron
Scheerer, president of Delta Alpha
Delta Alpha Pi was organized as
a local fraternity for veterans on
the Nebraska campus, Scheerer
said. The only restriction on mem
bership was that each member be
a veteran, he said.
The group adopted its name from
an inactive national fraternity, he
said, and was run on the order of
a fraternity with pledgeship, ritu
al and meetings.
Frank Lloyd, regional field rep
resentative of Delta Sigma Phi
completed arrangements for the
merger. The unification of the two
groups was officially announced by
Delta Sigma Phi national headquar
ters May r16.
Arrangements are being made
for the chapter to occupy a
chapter house next fall, according
to Johnson. The Delta Sig house at
1701 D St. was sold recently and
members have been living out in
Lincoln, he said. S
"The Delta Sigs are looking for
ward to a full social calendar as
well as active participation in all
University events in the fall,"
Delta Sigma Phi was founded in
1899 at City College of New York
and at the University of Nebraska
-in 1925. The fraternity was inactive
during World War II and was
reactivated in 1947.
With the addition of the veteran
members, the Delta Sigs should
have approximately 28 actives and
25 pledges, Johnson said.
AIA Elects Peterson
New Branch President
Alan Petersen, Junior in Engi
neering, was elected president of
the University of Nebraska branch
of the American Institute of Archi
tects. Other officers include vice presi
dent, John Rudd, junior in engi
neering; secretary, Norman Mann,
tors, Jerry Spencer and Roger
Schutte, juniors in engineering.
The Outside World
British Labor Unrest
By DICK RALSTON
Industrial unrest has proved a shot in the arm for campaigning
for Thursday's general election in Britain. Five major seaports have
been paralyzed by striking dock workers. And there is a threat of a
nationwide rail strike.
According to the experts, this labor unrest will probably help the
cause of the conservatives, since it may cause the uncommitted middle
class voters to be frightened of labor candidates.
The previous campaigning had failed to excite more than apathy
from the voters. The labor party has been hammering at the high
cost of living, while the conservatives have pointed to the prosperity
which they claim to have trought the country.
Postal Veto Stays
The Senate Tuesday upheld President Eisenhower's vote of a bill
to raise salaries of 50,000 postal workers 8.8 per cent. The vote closely
followed party lines.
Senator Carlson (Rep-Kan.) has announced he will introduce a
new postal pay raise bill conforming to the President's proposals.
Eisenhower had insisted before the last bill was passed that he would
veto any bill granting a pay raise of more than 8 per cent.
Big Talk Predictions
Western observers in Moscow are predicting the Soviet will soon
accept the invitation of the West 'to top level Big Four talks this
summer, in spite of sharp criticism in the Soviet press this last week.
It is being forecast in Moscow that acceptance will come before
the end of June. Nothing in the Soviet press has criticized the desir
ability of holding a conference, and the criticism is .interpreted as an
attempt to insure that the conference will meet with Soviet terms.
Tito Remains Firm
Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia has pledged his coming meeting with
Russian leaders does not mean Yugoslavia will deviate from its policy
of firm independence. The meeting is scheduled for later this month.
Takes In 16
Gamma Sigma Delta, national
honor society of agriculture, initi
ated 16 College seniors at the an
nual initiation banquet Tuesday.
Seniors elected to 'membership
are Fred Adams, Alois Bell, Mer
wyn Davidson, Brock Dutton, Wil
lard Holz, Dwight Jundt, Ray Kel
ley, Ralph J. Knobel, Gerald Kran.
au, Dale NitzeL Donald Novotny,
Rolla Swanson, Richard Tyrell and
Seven faculty members and 18
graduate students were also initiat
ed into the society.
Faculty members are Raymond
Allmans, Vincent Arthaud, Harold
Ball, Michael Boosalis, Milo Mum
gaard, Ervin Schleicher and How
Graduate students are Grant
Cornelius, Deidrich Dyck, Roger
Essman, Arthur Guieand, Clinton
Hoover, Loren Johnson, Henry Key
Allan Moore, Millard Stanek, Ar
thur Struenmpler, Ernesto Wende,
Richard WTiese, Howard Wittmuss
and Arlan Woltemath.
Dean of Ag College W .V. Lam
ert, National President of Gamma.
Sigma Delta, presented the Award
o1 Merit in recognition of outstand
ing service to agriculture to
Chauncey Smith, professor of Agri
Arthur George, master of cere
monies, presented awards to
James Dunn, the sophomore with
the highest scholarship rank in
Ag College, and to Rolla Swan
son, the holder of the highest sen
ior scholastic average in Ag Col
lege. Rev. Charles Kemp,; pastor of
the First Christian Church, spoke
on the topic "Honor Society of
Mrs. Louise Baker Wilson, well
known author, was initiated an
honorary member into Theta
Sigma Phi at formal initiation
The initiation was followed by
a reception tea for alums, some
faculty members and journalism
Theta Sigma Phi will hold an
initiation June 5 for senior pledges
Marilyn Sheldon and Kathryn
Bruggmann and the pledging of
Lucigrace Switzer and Elizabeth
Weber who could not attend the
Ivy Day breakfast.
Mrs. Wilson, who lost a leg while
a child, has written such books as
"Out On A Limb," "Her Twelve
Men," "Snips and Snails" and
She has also written over 100
articles and short stories.
Concert Scheduled Friday
2ecall!s Three Ye
n n -A . na n n
The U.S. Army Field Band,
scheduled to present a free con
cert in the Coliseum Friday eve
ning, got its start as a war bond
band during World, War n.
The bflnd was originally formed
from men of different combat un
its during the last of the war by
Maj. Chester Whiting to sell bonds.
It was called the Army Ground
Now called the Army Field Band,
it is stationed at Fort Meade, Md.,
near Washington, D. C. It spends
six months during the year touring
the United States and foreign coun
tries. The rest of the year the band
plays concerts around Washington.
The Army Field Band is separate
from the Army Band, a group
I which spends all its time in Wash-
ington and plays mainly for
ficial functions and concerts.
Jim Hawley, University fresh
man in Arts and Sciences, played
with the band three years before
his discharge. Its program contains
"a little bit of everything, with
popular appeal to every listener."
The program ranges from jazz
to classics and from novelty tunes
to marches. There are arrange
ments of Broadway hits, including
parts for the Soldiers Chorus.
The band is a full-time job Tor all
members, Hawley continued. The
members are career men, and all
have the rank of sergeant, which,
he said, is "unusual for a separate
The band has aboui 120 members.
A special feature is the Soldiers
Chorus, composed of instrumental
ists and a group of soloists and di
rected by MSgt. Arthur Denefrie.
A drum novelty act, along with
the Singing Soldiers, iias been
made into a film feature. The
band has appeared on television
and over the radio with such stars
as Dinah Shore and Constance Ben
nett. Director of the band is Maj.
Whiting, assisted by Capt. Robert
Bierly. Narrator for the program
will be Sfc. Paul Henry.
The band completed a two and
one-half month tour of Europe in
1952. It has played in Canada and
Mexico and all 48 states.
Members, many of them profes
sionals, must audition, for entry,
Hawley said. During the Korean
war an addilion-U number ol prc-
fessional musicians entered
band through the draft.
Hawley entered the Army Field
Band after two and one-half year
in music school in Philadelphia.
He auditioned for the band when
his draft number loomed into view,
and when accepted, enlisted in tfiis
Army for three "years.
He flayed trumpet in the band
from 'February, 1952, to January,
"I really enjoyed it," he said.
He added that being in the band
offered a good chance for travel
and an opportunity to meet many
Tutt band, which appears in spe
cial concert uniforms, travels m
its own caravan of five busses, four
trucks and two staff car.
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