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It Happened At NU
One normally conscientious junior girl took
time off one afternoon to squeeze In some shop
ping. While waiting laden with packages for a
light to change downtown, she glanced down at
the curb and her feet.
She was wearing one black loafer and ont
Weather 'r Not
Temperature will continue mild through today.
The high is expected to be near 75. Low tonight
in the mid-40's. Moderate to occasionally fresh
Vol. 56, No. 17
Wednesday, October 26, 1955
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Nebraska Sweetheart, Prince
Prince Kosmet and Nebraska show. ID cards must be pre- Nebraska Sweetheart candi- Kosmet Klub Fall Review will
Sweetheart for 1955 will be se- sented. The election will be sup- dates, left to right, are Mary be presented in the Coliseum and
ivMaA TTridatr v, TTniwaroitxr t.. ervised by Student Council. Alice Anderson, Melva Fahrn- will begin at 8 p.m. Six fra
iecteanaay Dy university stu- Prince Kosmet candidates are, bruch, Evonne Einspahr, Marilyn ternities-Phi Gamma Delta, Del
dents attending the Kosmet Klub kft to rightj Beck Ben Bel. Heck md Anderson. ta Upsilon, Theta Xi, Delta Tau
( Fall Review. The winners will mont, Doran Post, Bill Campbell, Candidates were chosen Jast Delta, Phi Delta Theta and Sig-
be presented during the show. .
Students will vote before the
KK Royalty: '
To IB otdl On
Ballots cast at the Kosmet Klub
Review Friday will reveal the
Prince Kosmet and the Nebraska
Sweetheart. The royalty will be se
lected from six men and women
The finalists for the Nebraska
" Marilyn Heck, Kappa Kappa
Gamma, an Arts and Science soph
omore. She is chairman of the Un
ion hospitality committee, an assis
tant in Builders, section head of the
Cornhusker and a member of Al
pha Lambda Delta.
Melva Fahrnbruch is Alpha Phi
social chairman, AWS representa
tive, member of Builders, NUCWA
and a Teachers College junior.
Rita Jelinek is a member of Pi
Beta Phi. She is a Teachers Col
lege junior, and a member of Stud
ent Council, Red Crosss, and also
a finalist for last year's activity
Evonne Einspahr, social chair
man of Gamma Delta, is a home
economics sophomore. She is presi
ident of Loomifl Hall, and a mem
ber of YWCA, AUF, and Alpha
Mary Alice Anderson, is a mem
ber of Gamma Phi Beta. She is
The Outside World:
Ouster Demand Cheered
By BARB SHARP
A demand that Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson be
removed from his post was applauded by a Minnesota farm audience
attending a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing.
A Minnesota farmer, appearing before the committee as a witness,
offered a farm program with the first point the removal of Benson.
An estimated crowd of 400 broke into the statement to show its ap
proval. The committee is touring the country seeking farmers' views
on possible ways of improving farm prices and income.
Foreign Ministers Meet
U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, French Foreign Min
Liter Antoine Pinay and British Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan
explained the Joint memorandum which the West will present to the
Soviet Union Thursday in Geneva.'
The first point on the memorandum concerned the reunification of
Germany involving free elections, under a peace treaty. Under the
second point, the West is proposing a 14-power mutual defense pact
Joining eight NATO nations wh six Communist countries. r,d
Eisenhower's disarmament plan constitutes the third point of the
Radford Addresses Conference
A bill of responsibilities to go along with the bill of rights In
America's fight on Communism was advocated by Adm. Arthur Rad
ford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
In speech prepared for the National Conference on Spiritual
Foundations, Radford declared that "teaching a person to recite the
Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights by memory . . . is
not enough." He added that teaching a person the meaning of liberty
is much more important. "It i obvious,'.' he said, "the Communists
have made amazing gains, largely because they know what they
believe, why they belieye it, and can
Ike Walks, Poses
President Eisenhower took his first "walking steps'Tuesday and
posed for his first pictures since his heart attack a month ago. ,
A medical bulletin stated that "The President's condito continues
to progress satisfactorily without complications." The President sat
up in the chair most of the morning.
Dulles, Tito To fteet
A meeting between Secretary of Stata John Foster Dulles and
President Tito of- Yugoslavia was announced by Dulles for Nov. 6.
Questioned as to the purpose of the meeting, Dulles remarked,
"I've never been ta Yugoslavia before." He also plans to visit Vienna.
Bob Serr and Clauae uerecK-
a junior in Teachers College and a
member of Union, Tassels, and
Doris Anderson is social chair
man of Chi Omega, and a member
of PI Lambda Theta, Lincoln
Project Theater, Yell Squad and is
a Red Cross Brownie leader.
Finalists for Prince Kosmet are:
Don Beck, Alpha Gamma Rho
president is an Agriculture jun
ior. He is a member of Student
Council Cobs, and is assistant Yell
King and circulation manager of
Bob Serr, Delta Tau Delta Busi
ness Administration senior, . is a
member of Alpha Kappa Psi and
past president of Gamma Tau.
Ben Belmont is Zeta Beta Tau
secretary and a pre-law student.
He is a member of Builders, AUF,
Kosmet Klub and past ' assistant
Nebraskan business managed.
Bill Campbell is a member of
Phi Gamma Delta and a senior in
Arts and Sciences. He is president
Claude Bereckman is a member
of Alpha Tau Omega and a pre
Doran Post is a member of Phi
Delta Theta, an agriculture senior
and center on the varsity football
Thursday and were announced
To Give Talks
Lectures on the exhibition of
Ernst Barlach will be given by
Dr. Naomi Jackson, assistant pro
fessor of art at McMaster Univer
sity, Thursday and Friday in Love
Library Auditorium, at 8 p.m.
Dr. Jackson is a native of Mon
real, Canada, and received her
undergraduate and masters' de
grees at McGill University in Cana
da and her doctor's degree from
Her interest in Barlach started
in the middle thirties while study
ing the German language in Mun
ich and Berlin. She attended the
Munich ait exhibition of "degen
erate art" which was put on by
Dr. Jackson then started working
on "impressionism" and the works
of Barlach, and was one of the
first Western scolars allowed to
enter Germany after the war. In
1949, she visited Barlach's home.
Barlach was a famous German
impressionist, who died in 1938. He
was also famous as a writer.
She is now working on the trans
lations of his writings and plays.
Tryouts for the University Talent
Show will be held Wednesday at
6:45 p.m. in the Round-Up Room
in the Union. Entrants should sign
up for an audition in the Activi
ties Room in the Union.
The aim of this show is to dis
cover new talent, Charlene Fergu
son, chairman of the committee,
The winner will be given a $10
cash award, second place will
receive $7, and third $5. Contest
ants will be chosen on the basis of
the audition and will be individual
Entrants in the talent show are
eligible to have their name added
to the student entertainers list. The
student entertainers present their
acts at University functions and
conventions and are paid for their
A galloping poll on the cigarette
preferences of University women,
conducted by Theta Xi pledges
after they returned from, their
sneak, has shown that coeds choose
"the cigarette with 20,00 filters"
two to one over its nearest com
petitor. The yield of 1118 lipstick-stained
Imalns, collected Sunday even
ings from various organized hous
es, carefoly sorted, counted, and
tabulated, shows that filter tips of
all kinds lead the field, comprising
nearly 50 per cent of the total.
A new trend in smoking is in
dicated by the accumulation of six
cipar butts in the debris. It is
probable that these were the re
mains of plnnings.. This poll is
expected to add to the general
worldly knowledge which is neces
sary to liberal education, it was
carried on in the best interests
of scientific discovery, Jim Placke,
Theta Xi pledge trainer, said.
If the active members of the
Theta XI chapter think it necessary
a slmillar survey may be con
ducted later, showing the prefer
ences among fraternity men, he
ma rni cpsuon wia present
Competing for the Kosmet Klub
trophy Friday will be Phi Gam
ma Delta, Delta Upsilon, Phi Delta
Theta, Theta Xi, Delta Tau Delta
and Sigma Phi Upsilon.
"The Fall Review will begin at 8
p.m. in the Coliseum with Marshall
Kushner, a 1954 graduate of the
University, as Master of Cere
monies. Kushner is presently sta
tioned at the Lincoln Air Force
Theta Xi won last year with their
skit titled, "Blondes Prefer Gentle-
Curtain Acts Named
The curtain acts for the Kosmet
Klub Fall Review to be held Fri
day at 8:00 p.m. at the Coliseum,
were announced by Sam Ellis,
curtain acts committee chairmen.
They are Zeta Beta Tau, a com
edy skit; Alpha Gamma Rho, a
quartet; Delta Upsilon, a quartet;
and Jim Peterson will play a ban
The other committee chairmen
are Bill Bedwell and John Fagan.
men." Other winners were Delta
Tau Delta and Zeta Beta Tau.
The theme of this year's show
is "Legendary Lapses.' The skits
and skitmasters are as follows:
"Robin's Hoods," is Delta Up
silon's skit title with Marv Mc
Niece, skitmaster. Since there are
only squirrels, no women, in Sher
wood Forest, love troubles the
rr.embers of Robin Hood's band.
A college professor bemoans the
fact that modern coeds are not in
terested in knowledge in the Theta
Xi's skit "Tamed by the Shrews,"
Later the prof finds himself back
in the 17th Century surrounded by
shrews. Wendell Friest is skit
master. John Forsyth and Ed Schmitt
are skitmasters of the Phi Gamma
D e 1 1 a s skit "Feet Smellies
Booze." The story tells of the birth
of the blues on the University
"King Arthur in Bulganin's
Court" is the name of the Phi
Delta Theta skit with Warren Burt
as skitmaster, Things are done a
little differently in a modern king,
dom than in the days of knight
hood, King Arthur discovers.
A trumpet-p laying granny Is
featured in Delta Tau Delta's skit
"Red Riding Hood's Square Gran
ny." Fred Allen is skitmaster. Un
til the big bad wolf comes along,
Granny plays a mean trumpet in
the weekly Jam sessions.
The setting of the Sigma Phi
Epsilon, skit Is the old University
of Heidelberg. The skitmaster' of
the "Stewed Prince" is John Ky
ser. The pledging of the Stewed
Prince during rush week proves to
be a trying experience.
Plan Mass Meeting
Tassels, Cobbs, and Pepsters will
hold a mass meeting Wednesday
at Social Science auditorium from
7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
All Pepsters are -required to
attend, according to. Gene Chris,
tensen, yell king. Attendance will
be checked, Red sweaters do not
have to be worn, he added.
In M.af ion-Wide
5.66 Per Cent Recognized
A recent study of college back
grounds reveals that the University
College of Engineering and Archi
tecture ranks second of all schools
in the nation in the percentage of
graduates who are recognized as
Of the 3,282 students who gradu
ated from the College, 5.66 per
cent are listed in the present edi
tion of "Who's Who in Engineer
ing," according to Dr. Charles
Baer of he University of Kansas
School of Engineering and Archi
tecture, who conducted the study.
Dartmouth University leads the
field of 475 colleges with a per
centage of 6.62. Other schools in
the midwest which rank high are:
Kansas, 4th; Missouri, 5th; South
Dakota State, 9th; Missouri MJnes,
10th; and Iowa, 15th. Massachu
setts Institute of Technology ranked
Peggy Baldwin, Chi Omega, and
Jim Boling, Pi Kappa Phi, were
announced as Honorary Producers
of the University Theater for 1955
at the Theater's presentation of
"Stalag 17" in Howell Memorial
Theater Tuesday night.
The winners were presented
with trophies for their houses and
with corsages and boutonnieres.
Miss Baldwin, as winner in the
women's section, was given a bou
quet of red roses.
Ron Becker, vice president of
Nebraska Masquers, presented the
Jane Laase Becker, Alpha Xi
Delta, was second in the women's
division and Beverlee Englebrecht,
Kappa Delta, was third.
Len Schropfer, Avery House in
Selleck Quad, and Garry Ryder,
Pioneer House, were second and
third respectively in the men's di
vision. Honorary Producer awards are
given to the representative from
Ag Ec Club:
Wilber Dexheimer, Commis
sioner of United States Bureau of
Reclamation of the Department of
Interior, will speak at the Ag Eco
nomics Club meeting Wednesday
at 7:30 p.m. in the Agronomy
Commissioner Dexheimer will
speak on the subject "Reclamation
and Power." Accompanying him
to the College of Agriculture cam
pus will be his complete staff, who
will aid in answering questions.
The commissioner is an assist
ant to Secretary of Interior Doug
las McKay, and is in Lincoln for
the annual convention of the Na
tional Reclamation Association.
Dick Johnson, ,Ag Ec Club
president, urgeH all Ag Ec Club
members to attend this meeting.
The meeting is open to all stu
dents, he said.
Twenty five Nebraska high
schools were represented at the
University's annual High School
Institute for students of social
studies and debate Saturday at the
Donald Olson, assistant professor
of speech and director of debate,
said that approximately 225 stu
dents participated. The general
topic for discussion was: "Expand
ing Educational Opportunities."
High schools which have reg
istered were Beatrice, Cozad,
Grand Island; Hastings, Lincoln
Cathedral; Lincoln High; Lincoln
Northeast; Lincoln Southeast;
Madison, McCook; Nebraska City;
North Platte; Omaha Benson;
Omaha Cathedral; Omaha North;
Omaha South; Omaha Westside;
Seward; St. Joseph, Beatrice; St.
Joseph, York; Superior; Western;
Weed River; Wymore, and Shelton.
To Begin Series
The sixth Avery Lecture will be
given by Paul Eabson, Boston busi
ness executive, Thursday at 8 p.m.
In Love Library Auditorium.
Babson, a native of Seward and
a 1917 graduate of the University,
will present his views on "Is Age
Sixty-Five Too Early or Too Late
for Executives to Retire?"
The Palladian Literary Society
alumni association established the
Avery Lecture in conjunction with
the University Foundation about
six years ago. The lecture was
named in honor of Dr. Samuel
Ayery, Chancellor of the University
from 1908 to 1927.
In total number of college alumni
listed, Nebraska tied with Kansas
Slate for 22nd and 23rd place, with
186 entries each.
Roy Green, dean of the Univer
sity's College of Engineering and
Architecture, said this high rating
emphasized two points: "The Col
lege's sound judgment in course
material; and the adaptibility of
He said it has been a long-established
fact that boys off the mid
western farms tend to develop into
outstanding engineers. "The rea
son," he said, "is their willingness
to accept responsibility. Farm life,
with its responsibilities for every
member of the family, develops de
sirable characteristics in the boys
from an early age."
The only handicap experienced
the organized houses in men's and
women's divisions selling the most
tickets to the University Theater
in proportion of the members in
A traveling trophy is awarded
to the winning house, with the
name and year engraved on it.
Winners last year were Ron Beck
er, Kappa Sigma, and Doris Bil
lerbeck, Alpha Xi Delta.
This year the campaign ran from
Tuesday, Sept. 27 to Friday, Oct.
The pictures of this year's win
ners will be featured in programs
for this year's University Theater
productions. A page in the 1956
Cornhusker will also be dedicated
This year was the second year
Honorary Producers have been
awarded since the new Howell
Theater was built. The tradition
was started in 1948.
Women's houses entered this
year were: Alpha Omicron Pi, Al
pha Xi Delta, Alpha Phi, Gamma
Phi Beta, Delta Delta Delta, Delta
Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kap
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Chi Ome
ga, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Delta Tau,
Adelphi, International House, Resi
dence Halls for Women and Towne
Men's houses which entered
were: Alpha Tau Omega, Delta
Sigma Phi, Theta Xi, Kappa Sig
ma, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Nu, Sig
ma Chi, Ag Men's club, Pioneer
House and Avery House.
All transfer students will be hon
ored at a party to be held in Union
Parlor A, B, and C Thursday from
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
This party, sponsored by the Un
ion hospitatility committee, has'
been planned to welcome all trans
fer students to the university, Mari
lyn Heck, hospitality committee
Invitations to the party were
sent only to Junior Division stu
dents since a list of upperclass
transfers was not available. All
transfer students are invited to at
tend, however, Miss Heck said.
The party will have a fall theme
and will Include refreshments, en
tertainment and mixers. Refresh
ments will be apple cider and as
This is the first party the Union
has sponsored for transfer students.
"Stalag 17's" Comedy
Presented With Polish
By DON and BILL WALTON
University Theatre's 1955-56 sea
son opened Tuesday night on a
spirited note, bringing to the How
ell Stage Donald Sevan's and Ed
mund Trzcinski's "Stalag 17." The
excellent production, character
ized by polished performances and
swift pacing, thrilled a large audi
ence. The play might be termed come
for not only is its low comedy
funny, but "Stalag 17" borders on
Once first act jitters were over
come, the play raced to a tension
packed final scene. Much of the
early difficulty may be attributed
to the actors' failure to grasp their
audience until after the second
The plot is built around the pres
ence of an informer among some
American prisoners In a German
camp during World War II, bne
man is openly accused, but sever
al others are not beyond suspciion.
Rip Peyroux, Skip Weatherford,
by farm boys, he said, is the "de
velopment of smooth liaison with
larger groups." But, he added,
this can be learned.
Dean Green believes that if a
student hasn't learned to take
responsibility by the time he is in
his middle 20's, he never will ac
quire the trait.
In the college program, Dean
Green said every effort is made to
strengthen this ability of accepting
responsibility, "which is the big
gest factor in becoming an out
"Engineering students are urged
to use their own ingenuity. An
example of this is the College'!
student magazine, "The Blueprint,"
for which the students have com
plete responsibility, both financially
and editorially. This year the mag
azine was adjudged the best writ
ten student engineering magazine
of all the schools in the nation."
Chancellor Clifford Hardin called
the rating "a tribute to the ex
cellent program carried on by the
faculty of the College and to the
quality of Nebraska graduates.
There are few tangible, measuring
sticks of teaching, and this rating
points up what I have been say
ing for many months. Nebraska has
one of the finest Colleges of En
gineering and Architecture in the
nation, and every Nebraskan
should be proud of this."
Homecoming parade festivities
will begin at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12.
Homecoming Queen candidates,
the Tassels float, Pershing Rifles
Crack squad, Color Guard, Cheer
leaders, the university band, and
floats entered will, make up the
The parade will line up at 14th
and Vine Streets, forming on the
north side of the mall from 14th
Street west. It will go east of Vine
to 16th, right on 16th to O and
proceed right and east on O to
11th. It will then continue to R,
right on R to 12th, and east ot
12th and the coliseum.
The float competition is divided
into three catagories: honorary, in
cluding all groups with mixed mem
bership; men's, submitted from
organized and other men's groups;
women's, with the independent
houses and other women's groups
entering. Panhellenic ruling does
not permit sororities to enter.
Float entries should be sent to
Mary Alice Anderson at 415 N. 16th
no later than Sunday. She may be
reached by phone at 2-3587.
Judging will be based on the
quality and labeling of the welcome
extended to the grads, appeal,
originality, effort, resoudcefulness,
and effect. The names of the judges
have not been released.
No entry fee is required. Each
group must stay within a $25 ex
pense limit, and no group may re
ce.'ve professional help on its float,
according to Miss Anderson.
Prizes will be awarded to the
winners at the Homecoming Dance
on Nov. 12. A permanent plaque
for first place in each division
and a traveling plaque for honor
able mention will be given.
Approximately 70 organizations
have received invitations to enter
floats. Last year Delta Alpha Pi,
Adelphi, and the Union won first
Miss Anderson, Tassel, and Bill
Dewulf , Corn Cobs, are co-chairmen
of the parade.
and Jack Parris turned in splen-,
The sparkling comic duo f
Weatherford as "Stosh" and Pey
roux as "Shapiro" provided the
largest share of the farce element
and was greatly responsible for the
superior tem; of the oroduction.
Parris as "Sefton,' Dlaying the
most difficult role In the play,
stumbled early but picked up mo
mentum to finish brilliantly. His
repeated vocal patterns Were
erased soon after the second act
James TomsAk, Jim Copp, Stan
ley Fellman, and James Goss were
outstanding in supporting roles.
Detrimental to the production
were spotty lighting, the shiny, .
stained stage floor, and garbled
speech reproduction due to the poor
integration of the auditorium spak
ers. The drab coloring of the set
was In harmony with the play,
but the setting was too static for
The pit and gallery were well
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