The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 21, 1955, Image 1

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It Happened
While opening the daily mail Mike Shugrue, '
Cornhusker business manager, came across a
letter with a rather strange request. The letter
aid, "Please reserve one room with bath for
Oct. 8."
Weather r' Not
Lincoln and vicinity, Wednesday, partly
cloudy, showers in the morning, high near 81
degrees, and turning cooler by late afternoon.
Vol. 56, No. 2
First Scottish Coed:
liirsteen Paterson, Minus Brogue,
Prefers Tartan Shirt To Bermudas
Staff Writer
If the bluebells of Scotland are
saddened this month, it is prob
ably because they are missing
their first Scottish lassie to study
at the University.
Eight years of correspondence
has brought Kirsteen Paterson to
the Nebraska plains. She was a
"pen friend" of Harriet Cook, Uni
versity graduate then attending a
Grand Island junior high' school.
The two girls enjoyed exchanging
letters with each other and after
their other pen pals were dropped,
letters continued to be "posted' be
tween Grand Island and Glasgow.
Miss Cook was graduated from
the University in 1954 and was a
member of Alpha Chi Omega end
Delta Phi Delta. She was enrolled
in the College of Arts and Sci
ences. - Three years ago, when Mr. and
Mrs. W. G. Clayton of Grand Is
land were planning a trip to Eu
rope, Miss Cook suggested they
visit the Patersons. Upon arrival
in Glasgow, the Claytons were
given a three day tour of the
upper western part of Scotland by
Miss Paterson and her parents.
Miss Paterson's Wednesday ar
rival on campus climaxed the Clay
ton's determination to have her
visit the Midwest. But at times
the prospects seemed discourag
ing scholarships were unavail
able, war and an unfavorable bal
ance of trade made foreign study
University Theater:
Nebraska Masquers
Begin Ticket Sales
Tickets for University Theater
productions are available this
week from members of Nebraska
Masquers and University Theater
Tickets are $4.50 for students,
faculty and University employees
and $6 for the general public. The
ticket office of the Howell Theater
is also telling tickets Monday
through Friday from 12:30 to 5 p.m.
.. Four plays and an opera are be
ing offered this season. The plays
and the dates they will be pre
sented are "Stalag 17," October
25-29;"Blithe Spirit," December 12
16; "La Boheme," February 14
18; "The Inspector General,"
March 13-17, and "Mary of Scot-i
land," May 8-12.
During the ticket sales the cam
paign will feature the annual hon
orary producers competition. Let
ters asking all organized houses
to participate have been mailed.
Mrs. Delia Kenney, Theater sec
retary, said that if any organized
house did not receive a letter it
was "purely an oversight" and if
they want to participate they may
call the Theater office.
Each house entering the compe
tition will select an Honorary Pro
ducer candidate. The man and
woman from the two houses sell
ing the most tickets in proportion
to the number of active members
will be selected Honorary Produc
ers for the 1955 56 Theater season.
The Honorary Producers and run-ners-up
(two women and two men)
Outside World:
Peron Seeks Refuge
Staff Writer
Ousted Argentine dictator, Juan Peron. has taken refuge aboard
a Paraguayan gunboat near Buenos Aires. The commander of the gun
boat assured him protection. ,
After spending Monday niglH in his presidential palace, Peron and
his military aide, Maj. Ignacio Cialceta, boarded the gunboat accom
panied by the Paraguayan ambassador to Argentina.
The rebel navy, however, had instructions to intercept the gunboat
and bring Peron back under arrest to face charges. Gen. Franklin
Lucero, former Army Minister for Peron and the man who announced
Peron's resignation, was reported by diplomatic sources to have taken
refuge in the Uraguayan Embassy in Buenos Aires.
Farm Prices To Risa
Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson, under attack for declining
farm prices and income, declared Tuesday that the Administration
"will not be stampeded into ill-considered actions," but will continue
to improve its farm aid programs. He predicted that "farm prices and
farm incomes are going to be higher in the years ahead than they
are today." Benson added that he was disturbed by recent increases
in the cost of farm machinery.
Lodge Organizes Opposition
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., chief U.S. Delegate to the United Nations,
lined up opposition to the seating of Communist China as the 10th Gen
eral Assembly of the U.N. opened Tuesday. The Communist China issue,
which comes up yearly, was expected to be introduced at the beginning
of the Assembly.
Employing the successful method used last year, Lodge prepared
l resolution to table the Red Chma issue for 1955.
A clash between the East and the West is expected over a seat on
the Security Council. The United States supports the Philippines for the
seat, while Russia p backing Communist Poland.
The Assembly will begin its policy debates after the election of a
president and seven committee chairmen and the adoption of an agenda.
Jose Maza of Chile is unopposed for the presidency.
'Military Not Inadequate'
Vice-President Richard Nixon, speaking in Omaha, denied accusa
tions that U.S. military strength is being reduced to inadequate levels.
He declared that the Geneva Conference has not altered the estimate
of necessary free world military strength.
"We are strong enough to meet and defeat attack by any potential
aggressor," Nixon said. He added that the Administration's desire tc
balance the budget will never take precedence over the determination
to maintain necessary military strength.
all but impossible, and visa trou
bles and misunderstandings be
tween consulates developed.
Civic 'leaders,' businessmen and
service organizations in Grand Is
land provided scholarships, board
and room funds and even "mad
money" (for fun, Miss Paterson
explains). Congressman A. L. Mil
ler helped straighten out legal
difficulties. And in mid-August,
Grand Island welcomed Miss Pat
erson. .
Miss Paterson will be doing post
graduate work in English. Born
and reared in Glasgow, she was
will be presented from the stage
at the first performance of "Stalag
17," October 25.
Following past procedure, the
Honorary Producers will receive
the following awards and publicity:
a trophy for the winning organi
zations to be kept during the 1955
56 school year and the 1956
Rush Week, reserved seals at
all opening night of the the
ater season for Honorary
Producers and their dates and
publicity both locally and in
all University Theater play pro
grams sent to more than 500 um
versities and colleges in the nation,
according to Dallas Williams, di
rector of the University Theater.
NU Judging Team
Places Second
The University swine judging
team placed second to Iowa Uni
versity in intercollegiate judging
at the National Barrow Show held
in Austin, Minn.; last week.
North Dakota, Minnesota and
Wisconsin Universities placed
third, fourth end fifth, respec
tively. Allen Trenkle, high man on the
Nebraska team, placed fourth in
individual judging in the competi
tion. This was 'the first time in four
years a University swine judging
team did not come in first In the
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graduated from Glasgow Univer
sity with an ordinary M.A. degree
(comparable to a University B.A.
degree). This Scottish University
has an enrollment equivalent to
that of the University, Miss Pater
son explained. Founded in 1451,
Glasgow University is composed of
older buildings of a mixed 19th
century and modern type qf archi
tecture. But students whether
in Lincoln or Glasgow are very
similar, Miss Paterson said, and
are always extremely friendly.
Hoping to become an English
teacher of the elementary or jun
ior high school grades, Miss Pater
son said she would attend a spe
cial Teachers Training College
when she returns to Scotland. Edu
cation is not a part of the curricu
lum at Glasgow University, and the
education courses she will be tak-
in here are not transferable.
Kilts are frequently seen in Scot
land and some students wear them
to classes. Not nearly all the Scots
wear them, however, the owner
of a tartan skirt said. Miss Pat
erson's full-length skirt of green
and blue plaid with narrow bands
of yellow and red is of the Mc
Laren clan. Patersons are a sept
or a subdivision of this clan. The
significance of clans and tartans
har diminished until today they
are only .spoken ;oijuiJsentimeiital
terms, Miss Paterson explained.
Miss Paterson clarified two other
misconceptions other peoples often
hold about Scots. They speak the
English language and their much-
imitated brogue is seldom heard
except in the few parts of the
country where a heavy accent is
used. The term Scottish is used
when referring to a native of Scot
land and the word Scotch is re
served for whisky and tape.
Miss Paterson's father is in the
wholesale shoe business and is as
sociated with the company found
ed by his grandfather with a tan
ner in the highlands of Scotland
in 1869.
Job Switch
Chancellor Clifford Hardin has
announced that Bruce Nicoll, ad
ministrative assistant for univer
sity services, returned to his reg
ular staff position as assistant di-
ICVbUI Ul MIC jsfr
University of ;
N e d r a s -ka's
public re
lations depart
ment, Sept. 1.
"I deeply
aooreciate the
assist Jf
anceMr. Nicoll
has given me
during my first
year as chan
cellor and had
hoped that he would agree to ac
cept the assignment In this office
on a permanent basis," Hardin
said. "It is his wish, however, to
terminate his leave of absence
from the public relations depart
ment and return to his work
there, which is principally writ
ing." Hardin explained that Nicoll's
affiliation with the chancellor's of
fice was originally established in
1952, with a provision requested by
Nicoll that the assignment be tem
porary. Rally Highlights
Frosh Barbeque
Approximiately 1400 new stu
dents attended the annual Corn
husker Night held on Ag campus
September 13.
The evening began with a bar
beque sponsored jointly by the Ag
Exec Board, Block and Bridle,
Agronomy and Home Ec Clubs,
and handled by Jim Turner, gen
eral chairman.
The program was highlighted by
a rally under the direction of
Norm Creutz, Corn Cobs president.
The yell squad, headed by Yell
King Gene Christensen, led the
freshmen in Nebraska yells. They
were accompanied by a pep band.
. - , .
New Students
New Student Welk began Sun
day, September 11 jwith the regis
tration of approximately 1950 new
students. This was an increase of
two hundred and fifty over the
1954 figures. jj
Between 1200 and, 1400 parents of
the new students met Chancellor
Clifford. Hardin- at the Sunday aft
ernoon informal coffee in the
Student Union. f
Purpose of the New Student
Week orientation was to "help
every individual new student get
the best possible start in college,"
said Dr. Wesley Poe, director of
the Junior Division , and Counseling
Service. Pqe, who was also direc
tor of New Student Week, said the
program enjoyed a! very favorable
reception. j
Students who went through the
week of activities ', can appreciate
the individual attention they re
ceived, he said. Ground work for
the program begins in the spring
when high school seniors and pro
spective students are invited to
take advantage of the vocational
testing and counseling services of
fered by the University. The pack
ets the new students received were
being filled in mid-July.
A direct result of this planning
saved new students from the bat
tle fatigue usually suffered by
students Waiting to get into the
"front lines" near advisors' offices.
New students received individual
cards giving the exact time of
their appointment with faculty ad
Ail freshmen and persons with
less than 30 hours enter the Junior
Division. This lays the foundation
for a well-rounded college program
and helps in any adjustments that
students may find necessary.
NU Council
Opens Year
A meeting for. officers of cam
pus organizations was held Wed
nesday in the Union Ballroom to
work out a functional relationship
with campus organizations and the
University administration. The Stu
dent Council sponsored the meet
ing, with President Andy Hove
in charge.
Chancellor Clifford Hardin said
one of the problems is to get
greater participation in activities
since only one-third of the students
engage in extracurricular activi
ties. Frank Hallgren, associate dean
for men, said that they were striv
ing for a functional relationship
between Panhellenic, Interfraterni
ty Council, Student Council and
the administration. Changes affect
ing the students can be made
through these three major organi
zations, he added.
Separate discussions were con
ducted by members of the Council
for treasurers, secretaries, scholar
ship chairmen, social chairmen,
presidents and vice-presidents.
All students interested in being
reporters for the Nebraskan should
report to the Nebraskan office,
Union Room 20, according to Fred
Daly, News Editor.
No previous journalistic experi
ence is necessary. There is plenty
of room for new reporters, Daly
announced. Reporters may work
toward future paying positions on
the Nebraskan staff, he added.
Wish no v Trip:
Old English Musk
Masted For Use
' Student musicians at the Uni
versity may be among the first
in the United States to play the
seldom-heard " stringed music of
17th ' Century England, thanks to
the current research of Emanuel
Wishnow, conductor of the Univer
sity Orchestra.
Wishnow searched for this ne
glected Elizabethan music last
summer in London and Oxford on
a travel grant from the Universi
ty's Research Council. From hun
dreds of old manuscripts, he se
lected a number which are being
microfilmed and sent to him for
further examination and editing, '
' Ibis clear and unostentatious
music is among the finest of the
contrapuntal style," Wishnow ex
plains. "It is the forerunner of
contrapuntal works by composers
such as Bach and Handel."
"But curiously," he adds, "this
music, introduced at the begin
ning in the 1600's, ended abruptly
in England around 1700 and nei
ther the composing or the perform
ing of this style continued." He
calls this music England's "great
est epoch in the field of original
IFC Takes Action
AM Admoihs T y o
News Editor
In a letter to the Interfraternity
Council Tuesday, Sigma Alpha Mu
fraternity admitted guilt to for
mal charges of violating IFC rush
ing rules filed September 12 by
Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Also on Tuesday, Zeta Beta Tau
withdrew their formal charges
with the IFC. Both the admission
of the truth of the charges on be
Foreign Students:
Foreign students spending their
first year at the University will
be greeted at a Foreign Student
Retreat Saturday at Antelope Park
Approximately 55 American and
international students are expected
to attend the first event of this
kind to be held at the University.
It will acquaint the international
students with the spiritual, econom
ical, recreational, cultural, social
and activity phases of University
The Foreign Student Retreat is
being sponsored by the Student
Council Foreign Student Activities
Committee in conjunction with eight
other campus organizations. Gail
Katskee, president of Mortar Board
is chairman of the Student Coun-
SC Meeting
Student Council will meet at
4 p.m. Wednesday in Union Room
315, Andy Hove, Council presi
dent, announced Tuesday.
cil committee. Other organizations
sponsoring the session are City
Campus Religious Council, Nebras
ka University Council on World Af
fairs, Coed Counselors, Cosmopoli
tan Club, Ag and City YWCA's,
Women's Athletic Association and
Buses transporting the students
to Antelope Park will meet at the
Union at 9 a.m. and will bring
them back by 6:45 p.m.
Upon arrival at the Park, the
students will be welcomed by Dr.
G. W. Rosenlof, Dean of Admissions.
A religious discussion will follow
telling where students of various
faiths are invited to worship, and
how they may join local church
choirs. Rev. Carroll Lemmon, ex-
Try outs Begin
For 'Stalag IT
Tryouts and crew calls for the
first production of the 1955-56 Uni
versity Theater season, "Stalag 17"
will be held Wednesday, Thurs
day and Friday from 7 to 10 p.m.
in the Howell Theater.
Twenty-one men compose the
cast of this outstanding hit of the
1951 Broadway season.
"Stalag 17" is a humorous and
suspenseful play centering around
the activities of a group of Ameri
can prisoners in a German prison
camp. The all-male cast includes
a great variety of types.
Any regularly enrolled Universi
ty student may try out.
Copies of the script may be ob
tained from Room 108, Temple
Wishnow's interest in this con
trapuntal music began about 20
years ago when he played trios
of William Byrd, a composer of
the period. Today, Wishnow notes,
a number of musicians are becom
ing interested in reviving the mu
sic for contemporary use.
From his collection, Wishnow
will select manuscripts he feels
can be fairly authentically trans
cribed for contemporary stringed
instruments. The music was actu
ally written for stringed instru
ments now antiquated. He hopes
to have some numbers ready for
performance later this school year.
Among Wishnow's . interesting
manuscripts are several composi
tions attributed to England's Hen
ry VIII.
A sidelight to Wishnow's work
in London was a . reqnest for his
biography to be used in a record
album of Glen Miller's wartime or
chestra to be released soon. Wish
now played with the famous group
during World War II in London,
as well as in Paris and on tour in
this country.
half of Sigma Alpha Mu and the
withdrawal of the charges by Zeta
Beta .Tau occurred one day before
a scheduled IFC hearing of the
Zeta Beta Tau had, after Rush
Week, charged Sigma Alpha Mu
with violation of IFC rushing rules
concerning the acceptance or wear
ing of pledge pins prior to Rush
Week. Upon receiving the charg
es, the IFC set a date for a for-
to Hlold
ectuvie secretary of the Nebraska
Council of Churches, will lead this
Rev. Rex Knowles, director of
Presbyterian - Congregational stu
dent house, will explain the activi
ties and programs of University re
ligious houses.
An informal discussion on social
life will be given by Dr. Lucile
Cypreansen, assistant professor of
speech and speech correction, and
Jean Beck, Marina Wischnewsky,
and Jerry Ansari.
Miss Katskee and Marvin Coffey,
president of Ag YM, will discuss
special University events and holi
days and how these events will
affect foreign students.
The organizational structure of
the University as compared with
universities in foreign lands will
be explained by Billie Croft, rep
resentative of NUCWA.
Shirley Jesse, chairman of Union
Board, will point out the various
Union facilities on city campus
and Marvin Coffey will explain the
Ag Union facilities. Dot Frank, pres
ident of WAA, will discuss transpor
tation and recreational facilities on
the campus and in Lincoln. Sue
Simmons will mention places and
events of cultural interst.
Faculty sponsors for the retreat
are Dr. Ruth Levinson and Dr. and
Mrs. Lloyd Teale. Mrs. Levinson is
assistant professor of physical edu
cation for women and a Student
Council a d vi s o r. Dr. Teale is
assistant professor of romance lan
guages. Courses:
Class Helps
To Improve
Study Plan
Reading and study improvement
classes for students wishing to im
prove themselves along these
lines will begin the week of Sep
tember 26, the Junior Division and
Counseling Service has an
nounced. The classes are voluntary, non
credit courses for all interested
University students. Students wish
ing to enroll must see a represen
tative of the Junior Division and
Counseling Service staff by Satur
day. There will be four sections of
the reading improvement course,
offering exercise in quick percep
tion and practice in such things as
skimming, adjusting rate to pur
pose and comprehenseion drills.
The course will last 10 weeks,
spction I will meet at 3 p.m. on
Mondays and Wednesdays; section
II at 4 p.m. on Mondays and
Wednesdays; section III at H a.m.
on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and
section IV at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays.
The study improvement course
covers such areas as planning
time, specific methods of studying
assignments, note-taking and prep
aration for examinations.
Classes meet two hours a week
for three "weeks, and are arranged
so that students may take the
reading improvement and study
improvement courses concur
rently. There will be two sessions of
study improvement courses this
fall. One session begins the week
of September 26 and the other the
week of October 31.
In the first session, section I will
be held at 3 p.m. on Mondays and
Wednesdays, and section II at 4
p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays,
during the second session, Sec
tion I will meet at 3 p.m. on Mon
days and Wednesdays; section II
at 4 p.m. - on Mondays and
Wednesdays; section III at 11 a.m.
on Tuesdays and Thursdays,' and
section IV at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays.
IFC Meeting
The InterFraternity Council will
meet at, 5 p.m. Wednesday in Un
ion Room 313.
Wednesday, September 21, 1955
mal hearing.
Between the filing of the charges
and the scheduled hearing, now
cancelled, representatives from
both houses conferred together, re
suiting in the admission to and
the dropping of the charges.
The IFC executive committee
has agreed to take action on the
matter in the form of conference
with representatives of both hous
es, Bill Campbell, IFC president,
The conferences will be held in
an effort to work out disputes and
work out a new system for the
handling of Rush Week for th
two iraternities on the University
campus, he said.
"The IFC has long felt the need
for special rules to handle the de
tails of this aspect of Rush Week,"
Campbell said. "We feel that
through the meetings, satisfactory
arrangements can be made."
The meetings are scheduled to
be held under IFC auspices in th
next few weeks, he added. Repre
sentatives from the two houses
and the IFC executive council will
cake part.
Members of the IFC executive
council are Bill Campbell, IFC
president; John Gourlay, vice-president;
Dick Trupp, treasurer, and
Sam Ellis, secretary.
Marshall Becker is Sigma Alpha
Mu president, and Neil Miller is
president of Zeta Beta Tau.
New Shows:
KUON-TV, official television or
gan of the University, has an
nounced its schedule of programs
for the coming school year.
The station operates on Channel
12 from 9 to 12 every morning.
The station has worked hard over
the summer to provide entertain
ing, yet beneficial, programs for
its listening audience, Jack Mc
Bride, program director, said.
"Yesterday in Nebraska, a new
comer to the station's agenda, is
a program sponsored by the Ne
braska State Historical Society
Musem, and will depict some of
the numerous pieces in the mu
seum and how they were used by
the earliest of Cornhuskers.
Along the educational line, the
main purpose of the station, KUON
TV offers this year to its viewers
a telecourse in beginning French
with college credit offered to its
Also along this line is another
new program "Let's Have Fun"
set up for youngsters under
school age by the Lincoln Junior
To keep the custom of displpying
Cornhusker history, KUON-TV will
offer weekly scenes from one of
the football games out of the
University's" past, station officials
The Lancaster County Red Cross,
by way of KUON-TV, is aiming a
program at the housewives of the
area entitled "Red Cross Wife Sav
ers" displaying proper safety pro
cedures, nursing and first aid for
the home.
Students from the University
School of Journalism will present '
a program called "Background"
in which a panel of students will
discuss and analyze what goes on
behind the scene of important news
events. '
To Meet
' All students interested in partic
pi p a 1 1 n g in University discus
sion and debate will have their
first meeting Thursday, at 7:30
p.m., in room 301, Temple Building.
Donald Olson, debate coach, said
the University speech program is
designed to benefit all students no
matter what previous experience
they have had in high -school or
college. i -
Last year, Olson's class traveled
to Michigan and Texas for con
tests. Debate students won 67 per
cent of the 233 debates in which
they were entered. They also won
28 superiors in oratory, extempor
aneous speaking and debate.
Re t u r n i n g from last year's
squad ere Norman Alexander,
Richard Andrews, Roger Berger,
Bruce Brugmann, Dick Fcllman,
Russel Gutting, Connie Hurst, Ger
ald Igou, Sharon Mangold, Gerald
McGuffey, Allan Overcash, Sondra
Riemers, Barbara Sharp, Kenneth
Siekman and Charles Gonion.