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Vol. 56, No. 21
Vofes 5.7 Effective Immediately, Not Retroactive
Student Council voted Wednes
day to retain the scholarship pro
visions of the activities limitation
program. "The action will go into
effect immediately but will not be
retroactive," president Skip Hove
Averages required under the pro
vision are 5.0 for board members
and S.7 for executive positions.
There has been some discussion
among Council members to intro
duce a motion next Wednesday to
reconsider the action, it was learn
The motion to require a 5.7
average for officers, which was
Identical to the scholarship pro
visions in the limitation program
defeated Oct. 26, was introduced
in the Oct. 26 meeting by Marvin
Breslow, CCRC representative. The
motion was postponed until
Argument against the scholarship
provisions centered around 1) the
difference between colleges of an
average's meaning, 2) the differ
ing needs of activities, and 3) ap-
Board of Student Publications
will attempt to decide at its next
meeting the extent of is jurisdic
tion over all campus publications,
sophomore representative Dick
Andrews reported to the Council
J. P. Colbert, Dean of Student
Affairs, will discuss the question
with Pub Board at the meeting,
There has been some question,
he said, whether Pub Board had
any control over publications such
as Nebraska Blueprint, in addition
to its jurisdiction over the Ne
braskan and the Cornhusker.
v At its Oct. 27 meeting, Pub
Board passed a motion stating that
no student member of the Board
should hold a staff position of any
kind (including columnists) on any
publication under the jurisdiction
of the Board. This was interpreted
in Council to bar publication staff
members from applying for mem
bership on Publications Board.
Applicants for positions on stud
ent publications must have earned
at least a 4.5 cumulative average,
Pub Board voted. Andrews said
that this, in effect, meant that one
must have earned hours at the Uni
versity to be eligible for applying.
The Board also voted to grant
sufficient funds to the editors and
business managers, of the Nebras
kan and the Cornhusker to attend
the Associated Collegiate Press
Convention in Detroit Nov. 17 to
19. Staff members have been asked
to submit separate written reports
of the convention to the Board,
dealing with information of use to
Hardin To Speak
At Ames Dinner
Chancellor Clifford Hardin will
be the main speaker at a gathering
of University alumni in Ames, la.,
Sponsored by the Nebraska
Alumni Club of Ames, the dinner
ftr.d program will be held at 6:15
p.m. at the Student Union. Dr. S. C.
Wiggans of Ames will be in charge.
James Pittenger, Alumni direc
tor, will also speak.
I'"' .. AS&:''
Marilyn Heck. Nancy Salter,
Barb Sharp, Beverly Buck and
Sara Hubka, left to right, are
finalists for Activity Queen, to
be presented Nov. 16 at the AU
University Fund Auction.
One of the five finalists will be
crowned as queen, the others act
plying limitation in scholastic area
Len Schropfer, RAM representa
tive, said, "We have various kinds
of activities on campus serving dif
ferent needs; they can't be treated
exactly the same."
"The reason we got rid of this
(the activities limitation program)
was to give everyone a chance for
leadership" Dick Johnson, Build
ers said. "I don't see the connection."
SC Members State
Opinions On Ruling
Student Council members have
issued statements on scholarship
requirements for executive posi
tions in activities.
Members on both sides of the
question were consulted by the Ne
braskan. As the ruling now stands
a 5.7 accumulative average is ne
cessary for eligibility to hold ex
ecutive board positions. This mea
sure is not retrotrive.
Dick Reische, II C representative
s&'A, "Until yesftrday, all cam
pus o.camzatic:: have controlled
their membership requirements ac
curately and with the consent and
abetment of the Council.
"Now with no investigation in
to the requirements of these var
ious organizations the Council has
arbitrarily required a 5.7 average
for officers. This will eliminate
nearly one-half of the student body
from activity leadership."
Arts and Sciences representative
Bruce Brugmann believes that the
scholarship limitation will keep too
many people out of activities.
This will injure the individuals who
can benefit from leadership in ex
tracurricular activities. Brugman
remarked that as long as a student
meets the University minimum of
4 or the individual organization's
scholarship requirement, he
should be allowed to participate
and hold office in University ac
tivities. Mick Neff, Business Administra
tion representative, stated, "T h e
Student Council has over-stepped
its authority by installing a blank
et scholarship requirement.
An organization authorized by
the University and in good stand
ing with them should have the
right to determine its own mem
bership standards in accordance
with the type of organization and
Tickets for the International
Friendship dinner will be avail
able through Friday, Glenna Berry,
president of City Campus Religious
Council, announced Thursday.
Names of foreign students are
available in Dean Rosenlof 's office
in Administration Hall, she said.
All organized houses and student
religious houses have been asked
to sponsor foreign students and
thereby promote understanding be
tween American and international
Faculty members may obtain
tickets at Dean Rosenlof's office.
Student tickets are available
through the religious student hous
es, she said.
The dinner will be held at 6:30
p.m. Tuesday night in the Union.
Tickets are $1.50 each.
ing as attendents. Miss Heck is
a representative of the Union,
Miss Salter represents the YWCA,
Miss Sharp represents the Ne
braskan, Miss Buck represents
Builders and Miss Hubka is the
representative from the Cornhusker.
Don Bucy, Engineering represen
tative, said, "An average can be
high in one. college and low in an
other. In Engineering, a 5.7 is a
good average, but on Ag it wouldn't
"We'll be cutting our own
throats," Dick Reische, IFC rep
Bucy asked, "Don't most organ
izations set up their own grade
requirements? I know many ac
tivities require a certain average
the purpose that they intend to ac
complish." Marvin Breslow, CCRC represen
tative, said that this is not a new
idea, for the student body has
known about it since March. "Any
thing which promotes better
grades should be encouraged," he
remarked. Breslow also believes
that this plan calls for exceptional
leaders to carry an average ac
cumulated average since the all
University average is 5.7.
"It will help the students' ac
tivity leadership, and their aca
demic leadership," was the opin
ion of Glenna Berry, second vice
Kazys Alminas, representing Cos
mopolitan Club, stated that 5.7 is
the barest minimum, since it is the
all University average, and the
leaders should be at least as good
as those they lead. He believes that
the average should be even higher
because those who would be ruled
out should be spending more time
studying than participating in ac
Gail Drahota, Janice Carmen,
Peggy Baldwin and Phyllis Sher
man are finalists for Honorary
Commandant for the 1955 Military
Ball, the Air Force ROTC an
The Honorary Commandant will
be selected from the four finalists
by a vote of ROTC candidates in
all three branches on the Univer
The winner will be presented at
the 43rd annual Ball Dec. 2 in the
Coliseum. Other finalists will be
presented as Miss Navy, Miss
Army and Miss Air Force.
Gail Drahota is a senior in the
school of mvsic, a member of Uni
versity Singers, Orchesis, Univer
sity Concert Band, Phi Lambda
Theta, president of Sigma Alpha
Iota and a member of Delta Gam
ma. Janice Carmen is a former Ne
braskan Copy Editor, a member
of Theta Sigma Phi and vice
president of Kappa Gamma.
Phyllis Sherman is a member
of AWS Board, Sigma Alpha Iota
and Chi Omega.
Peggy Baldwin is a member of
Delta Phi Delta, University The
ater, YWCA and Chi Omega.
The four finalists were picked
from thirty-four candidates by in
terviews with senior ROTC cadets
from the three branches Wednes
day. Other candidates included: Har
riet Allen, Marilyn Beideck, Glen
na Berry, Phyllis Cast, Shirley
Dewey, Nancy Draper, Sharon Eg
ger, Fauneil Gutzman, Claire Hin
man, Willa Howalt, Marlene Hutch
inson, Joan Knudson, Marianne
Sandra Ledingham, Vivian Lem-
mer, Shirley McPeck, Barbara 01
sen, Marilyn Reed, Jeanine Schle
fert, Pyllis Sherman, Sandra Ste
vens, Ingrid Swerre, Carol Thomp
son, Paula Wells, Joyce Walla,
Virginia Wilcox and Kay Williams.
Last year's Honorary Comman
dant was Jan Harrison, a 1955
graduate and past editor of The
Other finalists were Muriel Pick
et, Miss Army; Helen Lomax, Miss
Navy, and Joan Joyner, Miss Air
Last year's election stirred up
controversy inolving the voting
procedures in the election.
A graduate-faculty coffee hour
will be held Friday from 4 to 6
p.m. in the Union Faculty Lounge.
All faculty members pnrt all grad
uate students may attend.
Friday, November 4, 1955
before you can even file for a posi
Argument for the proposal was:
Glenna Berry, second vice-presi
dent, said, "We're just standardiz
ing procedure for the activities."
"By setting a 5.7," Kazys Alia
minis, Cosmopolitan Club, said,
"we set sort of a goal. All that is
required for graduation is a 4.0,
but is that all our goal should be?"
Sue Simmons, YWCA, stated
t-at the all-university average last
year was slightly above 5.7, and
that this was the basis for setting
thi Council figure, i
Breslow said, "The Council cer
tainly has the right to exercise
authority, by the fact that all con
stitutions come before us for ap
Reische called the previous ques
tion, stopping debate. The motion
was passed 18 to 13.
In other business, Breslow pre
sented the incomplete results of
the poll of opinion on exams, print
ed in Wednesday's Nebraskan.
"The Faculty Senate will have our
opinions when they1 meet Nov. 8;
it is their decision' then if there
is no change, we have no alter'
native short of riot," he said.
Controversy over the Ag Exec
Board and Farmers Fair merger
rose to a high pitch Wednesday
evening at the Ag College Convo
cation. Larry - Connor, Ag Exec Board
president, acted as moderator of
the convocation and presided over
a panel composed of Joyce Taylor,
Shirley Slagle, and Jan Lindquist.
Connor explained fully the pro
posed amendments to the Ag Exec
Board' Constitution. Members of
the panel then explained their
views on the questioned merger.
Many questions from the floor
were raised over the problems
which such a merger, if created,
The Ag College election concern
ing these proposed amendments
for the merger of the Farmers
Fair Board and Ag Exec Board,
which was to have been held Nov.
9, has been postponed pending
further action by the Ag Exec
Board, announced Connor.
Student Council judiciary com
mittee chahman, Sharon Mangold,
announced in Council meeting
Wednesday that the Ag election
would "only reflect the preferences
of Ag Campus. It will still have to
go through Council, and will un
doubtedly come up soon."
Reason for the postponement,
said Connor, is because of the pro
cedure for approving constitutional
amendments, which must first be
approved by the Student Council
and the Faculty Committee on
Y Delegates Plan
Trip To Chadron
University representatives for
the YMCA-YWCA conference at
Chadron will leave for the bi-annual
conference by bus at 4 p.m.
"Barriers to Brotherhood" is the
theme of the conference which will
last through Sunday afternoon.
Harold Kuebler, Regional YMCA
Secretary, will be the speaker at
the conference banquet Saturday
"New Faces of 1955" will be pre
sented Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the
Ballroom. There will be no admis
Nineteen contestants were se
lected from the 35 acts that tried
' The acts making up the show
are: Maisie Cox, Delta Delta Delta
interpretive dancing; Janet Dresh
e , Delta Delta Delta, comedy
reading; Kenneth Thompson, Sel
leck Quad, accordian solo; Joseph
Phillips, Selleck Quad, dramatic
Ernie English, Selleck Quad,
baritone; Nancy Boedecker, Kajjpa
Kappa Gamma, piano solo; Alice
Allan, Kappa Kappa Gamma, so
prano; Doc Benson, Tau Kappa
Epsilon, tenor; Cynthia Barber,
Kappa Alpha Theta, comedy song,
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By NANCY COOVER
The Kosmet Klub Fall Revue
was banned indefinitely from any
further performances by the Fac
ulty Committee on Student Affairs
after a two-hour discussion
"Each and every part was not
in questionable taste," Colbert
said, "but the committee felt that
Kosmet Klub did not take the
necessary responsibility for the
show. Because of that, and because
there has been a problem like this
before, the committee took action."
The group was not warned this
year to clean up the show. Colbert
commented that they had been
warned before and that they should
not need to be warned every year.
Marshall Kushner was warned.
The acts were required to sub
mit their scripts for faculty ap
they were all
ever, was re
quired to sub
mit no script.
He adli b b e d
a n c e. So it
been impoSSI- Courtesy Lincoln Journal
ble to do so. Kushner
Kushner expressed his regret at
the action. He said, "The faculty
is making a terrible mistake in
blaming Kosmet Klub for some
thing I did."
He added that a few of his ad
lib remarks "had not been quite
as subtle as they could have been."
subtle as they could have been."
He also felt that some of his re
marks were misconstrued.
Kushner said he had written a
letter of apology to the Kosmet
Klub and talked with Dean Col
bert and the Klub advisors.
Kosmet Klub makes considerable
profit from the Fall Review and
uses it to compensate for the loss
it always takes on its spring show,
"Kosmet Klub will have to use
ingenuity to substitute for its fall
show," Dr. H. L. Weaver, Kosmet
Klub faculty advisor, he said. "It
will be difficult, but not impos
sible," he added,
The financial difficulties Kosmet
Klub will have in producing their
spring show in future years and
the possible end of the club on this
campus was not discussed at any
length by the committee, accord
ing to Colbert.
The official statement released
by the committee is:
"The Senate Committee of Stu
dent Affairs held a lengthy hear
ing on the matter of the Kosmet
Klub's Fall Review given last Fri
day evening. Five officers of the
Kosmet Klub were invited to par
ticipate in the discussion. It is the
opinion of the committee on Stu
dent Affairs that the Fall Revue
was performed .n very unquestion
Von Innes, Kosmet Klub presi
dent, and Andy Smith, director of
the Fall Revue, have issued the
following statements expressing
the Klub's view on the Student
every effort to
present a de
ing show this &
to be unduly
harsh in light
Journal and Star
of the efforts made by all Kosmet
Klub members to keep the show
"Plans for the presentation of
and Cynthia Zschau, Kappa Alpha
Judges for the program will be
Donald Olson, speech department;
Earnest Harrison, music depart
ment, and Joan Riest, Mu Phi Ep
silon. Winner of the talent show will
receive $10, second place $7 and
third place $5, according to Char
lene Ferguson, chairman of the
general entertainment committee.
AUF Board Filings
AUF exec board filings began
Tuesday and will run to Nov. 9
AUF president Andy Smith an
nounced. Applications are available in the
AUF office. Applicants must have
had one year of experience on the
AUF board. Interviews will be in
the AUF office on Nov. 10.
For Sif spefisfofi
Kushner Accepts Responsibility
able taste and in a manner unbe
coming students of the University.
It is the committee's decision that
the Fall Revue shall be banned
from any further performance."
The action was taken during a
regular meeting of the committee.
It was not called especially to dis
cuss the matter, Colbert said. The
problem was brought under discus
sion because the committee mem
bers felt the show was objection
able, he added.
Members of the Faculty Subcom
mittee on Student Affairs are H.
P. Davis, chairman; W. J. Arnold,
Robert Bowman, H. L. Weaver,
Mrs. Angeline Anderson, Miss El
sie Jevons, Robert Knoll, Allan
Bates, Miss Helen Snyder, Arthur
Ward, Irwin Hathaway, Mrs. Ruth
Levinson, Dean Marjorie Johns
ton, secretary. Dean J. P. Colbert
is an ex-officio member.
Dr. Weaver, KK Advisor, was
the only member of. the commit
tee to attend the Kosmet Klub
show Oct. 28.
One letter was received by Col
bert, which complained that the
show contained questionable com
ments. Colbert said that the com
mittee would have acted without
"The action was based on the
Comment 0a Iff.
By ARLENE HRBEK
The vote of the University Fac
ulty Committee on Student Affairs
to ban indefinitely any further per
formances of the Kosmet Klub Fall
Review was given a hostile recep
tion by the students.
The action was taken by the
committee because of the show's
"questionable taste." The ban fol
lowed unfavorable reports on last
Friday night's revue, University
A cross-section of the student
body was asked to comment on
the surprise ban. The group agreed
the hasty action was uncalled for
and that a less radical method
should have been taken by the fac
ulty. Judy Kaplan, Union activities di
rector, remarked, "Now there is
no outlet for campus originality,
but I'm aware of pressure on the
University from outside sources. I
hope a compromise can be made
in the future so that students again
will have the opportunity to work
together as a house on skits and
compete against other groups."
Stonger words were used by
Marv Breslow, junior in Arts and
Sciences. "I personally wonder
the spring show are continuing,"
Smith stated, "I personally feel
that the Faculty Subcommittee on
Student Affairs acted quite hastily.
Their decision did not seemingly
take into consideration the close
financial t i e
Fall Revue and
our Spring Mu
sical. "At the pres
ent t i m e,"
Klub uses the
the Fall Revue
to help produce
Journal and Stai
Show which is certainly an asset
to this University.
"However, the Kosmet Klub cer
tainly regrets the unfavorable pub
licity that may have been placed
on the University by the 1955 Fall
Other officers of the Klub agreed
that lack of a Fall Revue would
make future Spring Shows finan
The Spring Show, the officers
pointed out, usually involves a loss
of money which is made up by the
Fall Revue, as the spring musical
is more expensive to produce.
Win First Bouts
Six university students won their
first decision debates of the year
p. Hastings Wednesday, Donald Ol
son, debate coach, said.
This was a practice conference
for freshman and beginning de
bitors, Olson said.
Undefeated in three rounds of
competition were Sara Jones and
Debaters winning 2 out of 3 were
Robert Myer and Stan Fellman,
George Moyer and Lee Arnott.
i ? J
i. sum tt?
comments of the committee mem
bers who saw the show," he added.
A questioning of each member of
the committee revealed that only
one member saw the show.
Weaver said that he has heard no
evidences of criticism of the skits
or curtain acts. The questionable
part of the show was contributed
by Marshall Kushner, master of
ceremonies. Kosmet Klub was held
responsible because they were la
charge of the entire show.
The students and members of
Kosmet Klub have a right to ap
peal, however, J. P. Colbert, Dean
of Student Affairs, said. KK may
be allowed to have more shows if
a petition is submitted "at some
subsequent time," he said.
The Board of Regents by laws
state: "The right of respectful pe
tition by students shall not be
abridged by faculty authority."
"This is a democracy, and tht
door is always open," Colbert said.
He said the group will still be
allowed to present their spring
The theme of this year's show
was Legendary Lapses. The acta
depicted historical periods of time
and different parts of the world
with suggestions of moden cam
pus life interspersed.
how many members of the faculty
committee had actually seen the
show and whether they now intend
to look into the University Theater
and the books in Love Library
This seems another attempt to
foster mediocrity on this cam
pus." "It's strange that the action to
ban the show was taken this year,
when last year's show was con
sidered poorer in respect to taste."
commented a sophomore in Teach
ers College. A senior in Bus. Ad.
thought the action was highly im
practical. Of the students interviewed, a
junior in Teachers supported the
faculty decision. "Warning was
given, but not heeded," he said.
"This warning given last year
should have been Sufficient incent
ive to control the program," he
A freshman gave this statement:
"I think the action was uncalled
for, for the simple reason that a
few remarks and smutty jokes
shouldn't call for the entire cancel
lation of the show. The show could
easily be controlled in this aspect
if given a chance. I don't think
the show was that indecent."
Von Innes, Kosmet Klub presi
dent, said that Friday night's skits
were approved before the presen
taiton by the club's faculty advis
ors, Van Westover and Dr. Harry
Marshall Kushner, master of
ceremonies for the show, said he
was not asked to submit his ma
terial to the advisors prior to the
show. "The faculty committee is
making a mistake," he continued,
"in blaming an organization for
something which I did." Kushner
said some of his remarks were
misconstrued by the audience, and
that the had written a letter of
apology to Kosmet Klub.
The faculty committee composed
of 12 faculty members with Dean
of Student Affairs J. P. Colbert,
as chairman, released a statement
on its action that said: "It is the
committee's decision that the Fall
Revue shall indefinitely be banned
from any further t performances."
Dean Colbert said the Kosmet
Club had permission to petition
for re-establishing the fall revue
"at some subsequent time." How
ever, a University official said it
was unlikely such a permission
would be granted in time for a per
formance next fall.
Dean Colbert added that the
"questionable character" of the
revue had been the source of com
plaints in previous years from stu
dents, parents and faculty mem
bers. Not involved in the ban was
the Kosmet Klub's spring show,
which is usually a performance of
a Broadway musical.
Dr. Cliff Hamilton, former chair
man of the department of chem
istry and chemical engineering,
will receive N '
the 1955 Mid-, "j
west Award of ,i
the St. Louis
Section of the
Society at the
al banquet in
St. Louis, Mo.,
Courtesy I.hreoin Sf
The award is
E'ven annually to a sc Mst in th
Midwest for "meritoi juis contri
hutions to the advancement of pure
or applied chemistry or chemical
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