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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 11, 1955)
Friday, November 11, 1955
Ralph Flanagan will play for
the Homecoming Dance Satur
day at 8 p.m. in the Coliseum.
Tickets axe available from Corn
Cobs and Tassels and at a booth
in the Union. Winners in house
decoration divisions will be an
nounced at the dance.
Proposed Merger Rejected:
Pefarac Pw'ifflGE's' Fair Bvd
A Farmers Fair Board for 1956
will be organised in the near fu-
ture, announced Larry Connor
president of the Ag Exec Club
after a vote of approval at their
regular meeting Wednesday eve
Filines for six senior Farmers'
Fair Board members will close at
5 p.m. on Nov. 29, said Connor.
Election of the senior board mem
bers will be at an all Ag College
election Dec. 6.
Anv An CoHeee senior with a
minimum accumuated average of
5 0 miv sddIv in Room 202 Ag Rail
for a Farmers', Fair Board posi
Six iunior board members, three
boys and three girls, will then be
selected by the senior memDers on
the basis of interviews which will
follow the Dec. 6 election.
The new board will assume the
duties of the old Farmers Fair
U gy oglhii"
Tickets Available From Cobs. Tassels
Board, so that plans and prepara
tions for the 1956 Farmers' Fair
may quickly get underway.
Since the vote by Ag Exec Board
favored the establishment of a new
board, the question of a merger
between Ag Exec Board and the
Farmers' Fair Board will not be
decided until spring.
No junior Farmers' Fair Board
members were selected during
Navy Team To Fly
In Free Air Show
The "Blue Angels", Navy's flight
demonstration team, will perform
at the free air show at the Naval
Air Station following the dedication
ceermonies which will take place
Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.
Miss Sandy Speicher, "Miss Ne
braska of 1955"; a junior in Arts
and Sciences, has been chosen
"Miss Naval Air Station, Lincoln"
for the occasion.
The team will execute tactics at
a "minimum altitude ot 3, OCX) teet
as compared with the 30,900 feet at
which such maneuvers are usually
the previous spring semester,
which resulted in the desolution of
Much controversy arose over the
merger and due to the delayed ac
tion which would have met the ap
proval of the Student Council and
the Faculty Committee on Student
Organisations it was decided to
create a new uarmers
Board, Connor said.
A Farmer's Fair for 1956 is al
most assured, as most of the prep
arations will begin immediately
after the board positions have
been selected, he said.
Buffet To Highlight
Approximately 350 alumni are
expected to attend homecoming
festivities this week end, accord
ing to James Pittenger, director
of the Alumni association.
Highlight cl the alum celebra
tion is the annual buffet luncheon
at the Cornhusker Hotel Saturday
noon. Reservations are $1.75 each.
Guests at the luncheon will be
Chancellor Clifford Hardin and
members of the Board of Regent,
Innocents and "N" Club, Pittenger
"There will be no speeches, but
a pep band and the cheerleaders
will be present," he said. "This is
always a good opportunity for the
alums to get together," he added.
Other alum activities include a
meeting of the Board of Directors
of the Alumni association Thurs
day at 3 p.m. at the Union.
The Board of Directors will hold
their banquet at the University
Club Friday at 6 p.m., Pittenger
The Union Is presenting the third
annual Homecoming Eve Dane
Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. In
the Candlelite Room of the Un
ion, according to Roy Boyd, chair,
man of the Union dance commit
tee. Bill Alber's combo will provide
the music, and all students are in
vited to come over after viewing
the homecoming displays, he said.
The dance marks this year's of.
ficial opening of the Candlelit
Room, better known to most stu
dents as the Roundup Room. The
room will be arranged especially
for dancing, Boyd said.
No admission will be charged for
the dance, but chili and coffee will
be served for 25 cents by mem
bers of the dance committee.
The Candlelite Room will be
open every Saturday night from
now until spring, Boyd announced.
. Tuesday is the deadline for mak
ing appointments for Cornhusker
sorority and fraternity pictures,
Carol Unterseher, Cornhusker as
sociate editor, announced. Those
who havent had pictures taken
should call the Cornhusker office.
Ralph Flanagan and his orch
estra will play for the annual
Homecoming Dance, to be held in
the Coliseum Saturday from 9 to
Tickets are still on sale for $3
a couple. They can be purchased
from any Corn Cob or TasseL
The Homecoming Queen, an
nounced Saturday afternoon, will
preside over the dance, and troph
ies and plaques win be awarded
to the winners of the float and
house decorations contest.
Flanagan's band has been called
"America's Number One Band" by
the country's leading music publi
cations ever since they played for
the first time in li50.
During his first year, Flanagan
pressed a half-million dollars,
played in person to an estimated
three million people, and had 44
weeks of commercial radio shows
J lie Years
By ARLEXE HRBEK
Forty-ihree Novembers ago, Kan
sas and Nebraska clashed in a
gridiron battle that marked Ne
braska's first annual homecom
ing. Nebraska won its first home
coming game against the Jayhawks
with a 12-0 score.
Outside of the bare excitement of
sport and celebration, homecoming
is a revival It jerks the University
from the murky grasp of medioc
rity and routine, restoring to the
University tbe confidence of those
whose faith had waned with the
lapse of years.
Homecoming is the time to re
new old friendships and trade ac
counts of success. Some men have
caBed it "Weekend for excessive
alcoholization of tousiness-a 1 e r t
alums," Students have called it the
'time when pledges meet brothers
older than their own mothers."
However you describe it, homecom
ing is tbe peak of rekindled school
An informal banquet was the
highlight of the first homecoming
week end. Quite a difference from
the e laborate displays, detailed
plans and mile-long parades of to
day. Fireworks and a hand concert
were instituted in 1915. The con
cert 'as held in the armory, now
Grant memorial. One year later,
1916, ue Huskers suffered their
first homecoming loss, 7-3.
In 1923, homecoming marked the
dedication of the Memorial Sta
dium. The tradition of homecom
ing decorations by fraternity and
sorority houses began in 1923. The
first displays were mostly signs
emphasizing a big welcome for the
alums. Sigma Alpha Epsilon and
Gamma' Phi Beta were awarded
trophies for their decorations.
Flash cards are a must for
homecoming. The forerunner of
the flash card .drill was started at
the homecoming game in 1922.
Each woman attending the game
was given a scarlet handkerchief
and each man was given a white
megaphone. At a signal from the
cheerleader, fee handkerchiefs and
megaphones were wared to give
a scarlet and cream effect.
Flash cards were discontinued
from 1942 until 1645. Since then
flash cards have become as much
a part of football as tbe referee.
Homecoming seems to become
a higger production every year.
But, during the war years, the dis
plays underwent a drastic change.
In 1842, he fraternities and so
rorities sent vjpiXere out each day
to canvass homes and businesses
lor scrap inetaL Piles of metal
decorated lawns. Metal and scrap
rubber replaced the familiar pa
per and paint displays.
A representative of the North
wesiera " a and Metal company
judged the scrap collection. Tbe
houses were allowed five dollars
for making banners which boosted
both home teams ... the Huskers
and the U.S. armed forces.
Four trophies were given, Sigma
Alpha Mn and Kappa Kappa
Gamma received awards for col
lecting tbe most scrap, and Delta
Gamma and Sigma Alpha Epsilon
received awards for having the
bes arrangement of scrap.
A mammoth bonfire rally was
the highlight of the 1943 rally. The
rally was minus tbe frills and
glamour accumulated through 30
years of tradition. House decora
tions were discouraged and a sim
plified homecoming replaced tbe
display of fireworks.
Lates were at a premium for
the dance in 1944. The trainees
ana enlisted men from tbe area
attended the dance, but the ratio
was stm five women to every man.
House displays were allowed
seven dollars for fancies. A far
cry from today's $100 limit.
The winner of the Eoncoming
Queen election will be revealed at
halftime of the Homecoming game
Finalists are Courtney Campbell,
Card T-'nfe, Jane Jeffrey, Hanna
Rosenberg and Shirley McFeck.
They were announced at a rally
Oct. 7. Students voted on the five
finalists following the rally.
Miss Eosenbery is a junior in
Arts and Sciences and vice presi
dent of Towne Club, treasurer of
Tassels,, a finalist for Hello GirL
BAEW Board, orchestra and Al
pha Lambda Delta.
Miss link is on AWS Board,
Tassels and a member of Delta
Gamma. She as a junior in Teach
ers' College. m
Miss Campbell is a member of
Alpha Phi, AWS Board and Tas
sels. She is a junior in Teachers
Another junior in Teachers Col
lege, Miss Jeffrey is treasurer of
TS'AA, a member of Student Coun
cil, Tassels and Kappa Kappa
Miss McPeck is also a junior in
Teacher College. She is a mem
ber .of Coed Counselors "oarfl.
Tassels, Sigma Alpha lota, a
music honorary, and Alpha mi
r.S Slorfh 14f
on the CBS and ABC networks. He
is constantly on the road for ten j
months of the year.
He has worked as an arranger
for such name personalities as
Sammy Kaye, Tony Martin, and
He does most of nis own ar- j
ranging now and even some com- i
posing. One of his most ambitious
works was setting George Gersh
win's blues from "An American in j
Paris" to dance time." j
He claims his secret in gaining j
so much popular acclaim lies only I
in the fact that the public wants
music they can listen to and dance j
to. He tries to give a w tnem.
The traditional Homecoming
parade will start at10 a.m. Satur
day with 22 floats entered.
The parade win begin at the
corner of 17th and R streets, follow
R Street to 14th and turn north
on Vine Street. From Vine, it will
go south on 16th to O Street, west
to 11th and conclude at 11th and
The parade win consist of the
floats. Homecoming Queen candi
dates, Pershing Rifle Crack Squad,
Color Guard, Tassels, cheerleaders
and tbe University band.
Floats entered and their slogan
Farmhouse, "Steamed Up for
Colorado"; Alpha Gamma Sigma,
"Plow Under The Buffs"; BABW,
"Bisect the Bisons; Selleck Quad
L, "Huskers De feet Buffalos";
Selleck Quad 1, "Let's Husk Those
Buffalos'"; Selleck Quad t and 4,
"Declaration of Independents.
Delta Sigma FJel, ""Busker's Crew
Makes Buffalo Stew; Alpha Gam
ma Rho, "Tbe End Is Near; Sig
ma Nu, "Down With The Buffs'"";
Kappa Sigma, "Let's Send Tbe
Buffs From Here To Tmfinity;
Towne Club, "Clean Up Buffalo
Red Cross, "Red Cross Specs
See Bufflo Wrecks"; Terrace HalL
"Shave Them Clean With Buffalo
Cieam"; N Club; International
House, "The World's For You";
Delta Omicron, "'Let's Swing a Vic
tory." University Rodeo Club, "Strip
'Em"; Ag Men's Social Club,
"Brand The Buffalo With a Ne
braska Victory"; Union, "Boil The
Buffalos"; Brown Palace, "Bury
The Buffs"; and Howard HalL
The float competition win Toe di
vided into three categories: hono
rary, including all groups with
mixed membership; men's, sub
mitted from organised and other
men's houses; houses and other
women's oups entering. Panbel
lenic ruling does not permit sor
orities to enter.
Judging win be foased oa the
Quality and labeling of the welcome
extended to grade, appeal, origin
ality, effort, resourcefulness and
Prizes wiH be awarded at tbe
Homecoming Dance. A permanent
plaque for first place in each di
vision and a traveling plaque for
honorable mention will be given.
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