The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 02, 1955, Image 1

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    It Happened At NU
At the Crib yesterday afternoon, a coed 'de
scribed her way of avoiding the public gaze
when stuck with a disappointing blind date. "I
Just insist on seeing a Grade Z Western movie."
A male student at the same coffee group re
sponded, "I wondered why I saw "West of the
Pecos" twice iast weekend."
Weatjier 'r Not
Nebraska will be continued cold through Wed
nesday and partly cloudy Wednesday night.
Temperature will reach a high Wednesday of
35-40 in the North to the 40' in the South.
Vol. 56, No. 20
Wednesday; November 2, 1955
Meriotti Opera:
Two. B&ys Left
Survey Tabulations: ,
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Nebnikan Photo
Students wishing' to attend the
Union's double bill opera presents?
tion have only two days left to buy
their tickets, according to Tom Ol
son, ticket chairman.
Additional tickets for reserved
seats on the side aisles of the main
floor are available at the student
price of $1.50, he said. Tickets may
be obtained from Union house rep
resentatives and at a ticket booth
in the Union. '
"These new tickets are as good
as the previous student section,"
Olson said.
The Union is presenting two of
Gian-Carlo Menotti's modern op
eras Thursday at 8 p.m. at the
Stuart Theater. "The Medium"
and "The Telephone" will both
, be given in English with the orig
inal Broadway casts.
"Since an additional student sec
tion is open, the Union hopes that
more students willl take this oppor
tunity to see these outstanding ar
tistic works," Olson said.
"The Telephone," an opera-buf-fa,
is a half-hour presentation giv
en as a curtain-raiser. It is a com
edy about a young woman who
will not stop long
enough for her fiance to propose
marriage, Olson explained.
Nadja Witkowska, lead in "The
.Telephone," has won the Grinnell
Foundation Scholarship. She made
hef debut as Michaela with Rise
Stevens In "Carman."
Marie Powers, an American
born continental opera star, will
'sing the lead in the feature pre
sentation, "The Medium." She
takes the part of a foredoomed
spiritualist who -eventually believes
in her own mystic powers, he said.
Miss Power's appearance in Lin
coln will be part of her first Am
erican tour. "The Medium" is her
second starring role in a Menotti
The motion picture of "The Me
dium" was awarded a prize at the
International Film Festival at
Cannes in 1951. It is the only con
temporary opea ever filmed.
Menotti, composer of both oper
as, has been acclaimed as the
country's outstanding modern
composer, Olson said. In 1954, his
"The Saint of Bleeker Street" won
both the Pulitzer Prize and the
New York Drama Critics Award.
Last spring, the University Sing
ers in conjunction with Madrigals
presented Menotti's "The Consul."
His other works include "The Is
land God," "Amelia Goes to The
Ball," and "Amhal and The Night
Both "The Telephone" and "The
The Outside World:
l" est Denounces
Staff Writer
A "new" proposal for European security presented by Russia's
Molotov was denounced by the Western powers as an attempt to con
fuse the Issue of German unity and freeze the present division of
Attempting to dominate the Geneva conference news when the
conference is to recess, Molotov proposed that the great powers, East
and West Germany and nations neighboring Germany sign a provi
sional treaty on security in Europe." ... 4 ,
Within hours after the Molotov plan was launched, diplomats in
the Western camp passed the word that it changed in no way Russia'
key position-her opposition to the unification of Germany except on
her own terms.
Government 'Eases Credit Policy
The policy .of ever tighter credit restraints is being quietly dropped
by the government. . ' . ... ..
Instead, an attitude of neutral, watchful waiting in the belief the
dangers of inflation which brought on the tougher policy may have
been mastered, has been adopted. If this assessment is correct, the
possibility of a tax cut next year-becomes a strong probability.
Postal Increase Asked
President Eisenhower was given ' 50-50 chance of getting his plan
of increased postal rates passed by C,jngress next year. The predic
tion was made by an administration sxirce on Capitol Hill.
After conferring with the President; Postmaster General Summer
field said Ike had approved a plan to ask Congress for a boost in most
rates to help cut down the "staggering" postal operating deficit.
According to Summerfield, the Preside may ask for an increase
in the first class rate for ordinary letters t from three to four cents
an ounce, and in the airmail rate from six to seven cents.
Ike Declines To Reveal Plans
President Eisenhower, well enough now in discard virtually all
medicine, is making it quite clear that he ts in no hurry to say
whether he wfll run again.
Ike's personal friends say he will serve out his present term but
will decline a wxwmd nomination. Thev add 'that he will play an
. important role in the choice of his
bearer. :
It is rraA titp mnv
' spend several days at the White
oure. Pa r lrwna r ort
Medium" are similar plays, Ol
son said. Since they are both writ
ten in English with modem plots,
all students will be able to under
stand and appreciate the presenta
tions, he added.
"A cultural production of this
calibur seldom comes to Lincoln,
and every student should take ad
vantage of this opportunity to see
two Menottl operas presented by
Broadway casts, he said.
Students Who do not have their
tickets by Thursday night take a
chance on buying unsold resedved
seats at regular prices at the
door, Olson said.
Of Floats
Twenty-two groups have entered
floats so far for the Homecoming
parade, which'will begin at 10 a.m.
Nov. 12. '
The parade will consist of the
floats, Homecoming Queen candi
dates, Pershing Rifles crack squad,
Tassles float, Color Guard, cheer
leaders, and the University band.
Floats entered with their slo
gans are:
Farmhouse, "Steamed Up for
Colorado"; Alpha Gamma Sigma,
"Plow under the Buffs";' BABW,
"Bisect the Bisons"; Selleck Quad
1, "Huskers De feet Buffalos";
Selleck Quad 2, "Let's Husk Those
Buffalos"; Selleck Quads 3 and 4,
"Declaration of Independents."
Delta Sigma Phi, "Husker's
Crew Makes Buffalo Stew"; Al
pha Gamma Rho, "The End Is
Near"; Sigma Nu, "Down with the
Buffs"; Kappa Sigma, "Let's Send
the Buffs from Here to Infinity";
Towne Club, "Clean Up Buffalo
Red Cross, "Red Cross Specs
See Buffalo Wrecks"r Terrace Hall,
"Shave Them Clean with Buffalo
Cream"; N Club no slogan; In
ternational House, "The World's
For You"; Delta Omicron, "Let's
Swing A Victory."
University Rodeo Club, "Strip
'Em"; Ag Men's Social Club,
"Brand the Buffalos with a Ne
braska Victory"; Union, "Boil the
Buffalos"; Brown Palace, "Bury
the Buffs"; Howard Hall, no slo
gan. The float competition is divided
into three categories: honorary, in
cluding all groups with mixed mem
bership; men's, submitted from or
ganized and other men's houses;
houses and other women's groups
entering. Panhellenic ruling does
not permit sororities to enter.
Judging will be based on the
quality and labeling of the welcome
extended to the grads, appeal, or
iginality, effort, resourcefulness,
and effect. The names of the
judges have not been released.
Prizes will be awarded to the
winners at the Homecoming Dance
Nov. 12. A permanent plaque for
first place in each division and a
traveling plaque for honorable men
tion will be given.
successor a ? Republican standard
flv to Washington in about 10 days,
House, and theip go on to his Gettya-
rrf recreation PJia rwiauu""
Shoe Shiners
Cathy Olds, Jan Lindquist, Mit
zi Mitchell and Phyllis Cast bend
to their task of shining shoes in
the Mortar Board Shoe Shining
Booth in the Union.
The senior women's honorary
earned approximately $30 for the
All University Fund in their
stand Monday, according to Car
ole Unterseher, chairman.
The Mortar Boards, resplend
ent in white smocks and levis,
blacked the shoes of more than
100 customers, mostly male. Even
a painter repairing the Union
Homecoming Dance:
Corn Cobs, Tassels
Now Selling Tickets
Tickets for the annual Home
coming dance, Nov. 12, are now
on sale by Tassels and Corn Cobs
at $3 per couple. The dance . will
be held at the Coliseum.
Ralph Flanagan and his orches
tra are playing for, the dance. His
band has been called "America's
Number One Band" by the coun
try's leading music publications
ever since they played their first
date, in 1950, Norm Creutz, presi
dent' of Corn Cobs, said.
Up to 1949, Flanagan built up a
reputation as an arranger and was
well known in the music business.
That same year RCA Victor was
looking for someone who could
turn out instrumental sides with a
strong instrumental dance beat
Union Plans
Arts Series
The Arts series sponsored by the
Union will provide a varied pro
gram of music, drama, and dance,
Clare Hinman, Union Board mem
ber, said.
The Series will include, dancer
Paul Draper, Gloria Lan, mezzo
soprana, and "Actor's Holiday."
Tickets for the series will be on
sale Friday for students and Nov.
9 for the public. Prices are $2.25
for students, $3.00 for faculty, $5.00
for patron. These prices are for
all three programs, Miss Hinman
stressed. Membership is limited to
600,' the seating capacity of the
Union ballroom.
Paul Draper will be on the first
program Nov. 17. Draper combines
tap with modified ballet move
ment, and some of his numbers
will be character sketches.
Marge Redmond, Lee Kreiger,
George Ebeling, Lillian Little and
Stuart Vaughan will star in sever
al plays and sketches when "The
Actor's Holiday" is presented Jan.
Gloria Lane will appear Feb. 16.
She has sung in numerous operas,
T.V. and radio programs, and
also has appeared with The Robin
Hood Dell Orchestra and the New
York City Opera Company.
Engineering Post
Interviews Set
R. J. Dombrow, Recruiter for
the Naval Ordinance Laboratory,
Corona, Calif., will conduct inter
views Nov. 17, for all seniors and
graduate engineering students in
terested in employment at the lab
oratory. Appointments for interviews
may be made by contacting the
placement office at 323 Social Sci
ence or Dean Colbert's office, Ellen
Smith Hall.
Union To Present
Book Discussions
The Union is presenting the first
in a series of book discussions en
titled "Books and Coffee'V Wed
nesday at 4 p.m. In Union Room
315. ;
, Mrs. W. D. Douglas, manager
of the book department in a local
department store, will discuss new
books of the fall publishing season.
There is no admission charge.
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Nebrskan Photo
took time to have his spattered
shoes "retouched."
Shoe shining lessons were given
to the 19 girls prior to the open
ing of the stand by John gour
. lay, president of Innocents.
Other bootblacks seen working
through the afternoon were Shar
on Mangold, Shirley Dewey, Gin
ny Wilcox, Carol Thompson, Shir
ley Jesse, Gail Katskee, Kay Nos-'
ky, Marilyn Bideck, Shirley
Rocbman, Suzy Good, Barbara
Clark, Joyce Tayler, Glenna
Berry and Clare Hinman.
which would generate a new inter
est in dance music. They chose
During his first eighteen months
with Victor; Flanagan and his band
cut over 80 record sides plus &
Rodgers and Hammerstein album
which became the top pop album
for the year.
Until March of 1950 the Flana
gau band was strictly a studio re
cording band. Finally in response
to an overwhelming demand by
colleges, ballrooms, theaters, and
night clubs, he scheduled the orch
estra's debut. At Wrentham,
Mass., the 4-day-old-band attract
ed fine of the largest crowds in
the history of New England ball
room business. Four thousand peo
ple, approximately, were turned
During their first year together,
the orchestra grossed a half-million
dollars, played to an estimated
three million people, broke attend
ance and gross records in many
of the nation's top dance band
spots, had 44 weeks of sponsored
commercial radio shows, was spot
lighted on several television pro
grams, recorded a long list of top
selling records and the nation's top
selling pop album.
The records show that Flanagan
launched his band when the ball
room business was at its lowest
ebb yet he has consistently
drawn capacity crowds. He says
he has' no secret. The public wants
music they can listen to and dance
to so I give it to them with no
gimmiks attached, he added.
Honor Award
On Display
Panels representing the best ar
chitecture' in the United States last
year are on display until Nov. 9 on
the second floor of Architectural
Hall, Linus Smith, chairman of the
architecture department, an
nounced. The panels are part of the Sev
enth Annual Honor Awards exhib
it of Outstanding American Archi
tecture. The awards were given at
the 87th' Annual Convention of the
American Institute of Architects,
June, 1955, in Minneapolis, Minn.
Each Honor Award winner has
one panel representing his work.
Of the 27 panels on display, five
received First Honor Awards and
22 received an Award of Merit.
AUF Exec Board
Filings Announced
AUF exec board filings began
Tuesday and will run to Nov. 9,
Andy Smith, AUF president, an
nounced. Applications are available in the
AUF office for positions on the
board, which include president,
vice president of solicitations, vice
president of publicity, ' secretary
and treasurer.
Appliants must have a 5.5 aver
age and have had one year of ex
perience on ihe AUF board. Inter
views will be on Nov. 10 in the AUF
Food Xdndlers
Remaining meetings oi the Uni
versity's annual Food Handlers In
stitute will be held in the Union
Wednesday at 2 p.m. and Thursday
at 3 and 7:15 p.m.
Copy Editor
. Students favor a two-week final
exam period by a ratio of 4H to
1, according to incomplete and un
official tabulation of the survey
taken Friday by the Student Coun
cil. Approximately ten per cent of
the packets, containing ten clas
ses' opinions, have not yet been
totaled, persons working on the
poll said.
By Tuesday afternoon, preferenc
es of 2342 students had been count
ed. Favoring a two-week period
were 1922; 420 students voted for
a one-week length. The survey'
represents incomplete returns from
all colleges but Law and Dentistry.
Faculty results have not been ful
ly totalled, Marv Breslow, chair
man of Student Council committee
on final exams and calendar, said.
All outstanding returns should
be sent as soon as possible, Bres
low said, to Prof. D. A. Worcester,
Teachers College Room 309.
The survey,, under the auspices
of the Student Council, was sent
to bethanded out in all 10 a.m
classes Oct. 28. Fourteen ques
tions were asked, resembling close'
ly the 1950 poll taken by a special
committee of the Faculty Senate,
Only the fifth and sixth ques
tions were tabulated for the in
complete total, as they were the
ones relating most closely to the
issue, Council representatives said.
The fifth question on the form
"A. The present plan allows
for a one-day reading period and
10 days for examinations for the
first semester and a one-day read
ing period and nine days for ex
aminations for the second semest
er. ,"B. The tentative calendar
would allow for no reading period
and would provide six days for ex
aminations. As a result of this
proposed plan, at least two days
for instruction could be added to
the first semester, at least three
days to the second semester, and
the school year would close one
week earlier
"Which plan do you prefer? A,
The 'unofficial totals by colleges
showing preference for a two
week period:
College of Agriculture; two week
250; one week, 100; a ratio of 2Mi
to 1.,
Arts and Sciences: two weeks,
435; one week, 59; a ratio of 8 to
Business Administration: two
weeks, 314; one week, 58; ratio
prefering two weeks, 5V4 to 1.
Engineering: two weeks, 516, one
week, 131; 4 to 1.
Pharmacy: two weeks, 48, one
week, 4; 12 to 1.
Teachers: two weeks, 322; one
week, 49; 7 to 1.
Unclassified: two weeks, 37; one
week, 19; 2 to 1.
The poll was not a vote of the
whole student body, or of all pro
fessors, Breslow said. Ten a.m.
Three students out of the enter
ing freshman class of 2,200 have
been exempted from freshman Eng
lish courses.
They are Louis Dickinson, Fred
F. Hiu and Barbara Michelmann.
They were in a special two-weeks
English course of 43 students which
met at the beginning of the year
three times a week under the di
rection of Dr. Wilber Gaffney, as
sistant professor of English.
The students wrote one theme
each class period and one theme
each week outside of class. The
three were exempted on the basis
of these themes.
Two transfer students, who had
been exempted from English com
position at their previous schools',
were also declared eligible for ad
vanced courses at the University.
They are Charles Beans and War
den Burt.
The special exemption program
was set up in 1945. Kenneth For
ward, associate professor and sup
ervisor of freshman English, said
it was planned for students Jot
whom it would be "a waste of
time to take freshman English'.
Approximately the upper 10 per
cent of the entering students quali
fying for English 3 are eligible to
take part in the two-week session.
Successful students may be exempt
ed from just English 3 or both
English 3 and 4.
The number exta.pted is usual
ly very small, Prof. Forward said.
The largest group totaled 10 in
Friday classes were picked for the
survey because the greatest num
ber of students could be reached
Aiding the Council committee on
exams and calendar are Worcester
and Mrs. Ben Alpuerto, graduate
student, who is conducting the poll
as part of research for an M.A.
Results of the survey of student
and faculty opinion on exam peri
od length will be presented to the
Faculty Senate Nov. 8 in connec
tion with the minority report op
posing the tentative calendar pro
viding for one week.
The poll was authorized by Coun
Sophomore Coeds:
Five Finalists bmiounm
For HUF Activity Queen
Finalists for Activity Queen
are Nancy Salter, Barb Sharp,
Beverly Buck, Marilyn Heck and
Sara Hubka. f
The Queen will be selected from
the finalists on Wednesday at 7
p.m. in Room 315. She will then
be presented at the AUF auction
Nov. 16.
Nancy Salter Is the representa
tive from YWCA. She is a mem
ber of Builders, Red Cross, presi
dent of Alpha Lambda Delta and
Pi Beta Phi.
Barb Sharp is the representa
tive from the Nebraskan. Her ac
tivities include Red Cross, NUC
WA, YWCA, Alpha Lambda Delta
and Alpha Zi Delta.
The representative from the Un
ion is Marilyn Heck. She is a
member of Coed Coundelors, Build
ers, Alpha Lambda Delta, Corn
husker and Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Beverly Buck, who represents
Builders, is a member of AUF,
Alpha Lambda Delta, Coed Counsel
ors, Cornhusker and Kappa Alpha
Representing the Cornhusker is
Sara Hubka. She is on AWS
Board, and Builders and Delta
Judges for the interviews were
Miss Berneice Slote, assistant Eng
lish professor; Wesley Poe, Di
rector of Junior Division and AUF
advisor; Rev. Rex Knowles, pastor
House and AUF advisor; Andy
Smith, AUF president; and Gail
Katskee, AUF vice president.
Other candidates and the organi-
NU Students
To Attend
Attending the Nebraska District
YMCA-YWCA Conference at Chad
ron State Teachers College will ie
a group of approximately twenty
eight University students.
University representatives will
leave for the bi-annual conference
by chartered bus at 4 p.m. Fri
day. "Barriers to Brotherhood" is
the theme of the conference which
will last through Sunday afternoon.
The causes and effects of such
problems as racial, economic and
religious barriers will be discussed
on a community-national level by
the representatives.
' Student-Faculty relationships and
Greek - Independent relationships
will be other topics of discussions
during conference sessions. Also
included in the conference agenda
is a session on leadership tech
niques. Harold Kuebler, Regional YMCA
Secretary, will be the speaker at
the conference banquet Saturday
evening. The " banquet program
will emphasis World University
The representatives, from vari
ous Nebraska colleges, are to be
housed in the Chadron State Teach
ers College Dormitories.
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When the Lincoln Rotary Club
planned a luncheon Tuesday hon
oring members' oldest employees,
Chancellor Clifford Hardin
(right) invited Prof .-Herbert Da
vis, 66, (left) of the dairy hus-
cil vote Oct. 19. Complete and
final results of the poll will b
printed in subsequent issues of the
The Challenge
"The Challenge," a weekly ser
ies of columns written especially
fo. The Nebraskan, begins today
on the editorial page. The column,
written by world famous personal
ities, today features Harry Tru
man, Herman Wouk, Doris Flee
son, Roscoe Drummond and E. B.
White. .
zations they represented are the
Marge Copley, Coed Counselors;
Marie Gerdes, Home Ec Club; Ann
Olson, Red Cross; Elaine Sack
schewsky, T a s s e Is ; Lou Selk,
BABW; Janice Schrader, WAA,
June Stefanisin, NUCWA, -Nancy
Wilson, Ag YW and Karen Dryden,
A-Energy Use
To Be Probed
At Conference
National authorities on the
peace-time and practical use of nu
clear energy will be featured in
a Nuclear Energy Institute to be
held Dec. 1 and 2 at the University,
Chancellor Clifford Hardin, an
noucned Tuesday.
The Institute, directed primari
ly to Nebraska management, will
present up-to-date information on
the immediate and future use of
nuclear energy.
The conference, one of the first
of its kind to be held in the Mid
west, will be sponsored by the Ne
braska Resources Division, Asso
ciated Industries of Nebraska, and
the University Extension Division,
Hardin said the topics for dis
cussion will include the use of iso
topes and their application in food
processing, food preservation, and
in many other manufacturing
Efforts are now being made to
obtain speakers who participated
in the recent Atomic Energy Con
ference in Geneva, Switzerland,
Hardin said.
Nathan Gold, of Lincoln, chair
man of the Nebraska Resources
Foundation, said although the Insti
tute is being especially planned
'or Nebraska management, its re
sults will benefit the entire state.
"The Institute will not be highly
technical. It will present practical,
interesting, factual data on what
is being done today and what will
be accomplished tomorrow," he
"We believe that management
will be challenged by the new op
portunities presented in this con
ference, and we feel confident they
will find expanding horizons for
their business and it's future prof
it," Gold said.
Lessons Feature
'Beep Boop'Stcp
The "Beep Boop" step will be
featured at the dance lesson at
7:30 p.m. Wednesday night in the
Union Ballroom. The jitterbug step
will also ix featured.
The dance Listructor is E. C.
Gass, manager of the Fred Astaire
Dance Studio. a
"We've been having a good turn
out although we do need girls,"
Diane Major, secretary of the Un
ion dance committee, said.
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bandry department. Davis, how
ever, is a member of the Ro
tary Club, so he and Hardin in
vited Dr. Leroy Laase, (center),
chairman of the speech depart
meftt, as their guest a "young
ster" of 50. ,