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Vol. 59, No. 27
An approximate total of $3000
the highest ever recorded, was
contributed' to charity at the-annual
AUF auction Wednesday, Sam
Ellis, AUF treasurer,' announced
The amount tops last year's rec
ord of $1800, he said. The total
boosts AUF's overall total to $9,
700, $100 short of last year's all
time high of $9800.
The high selling article was the
Delta Tau Delta pledge class,
which brought $162. Pound for
pound high sale was Beta Theta Pi,
which brought five and a half
cents a pound.
Delta Delta Delta bought the
Delts and Delta Gamma, bought
High selling sorority pledge class
was Alpha Phi, which brought $145.
The Sigma Alpha Epsilons bought
the pledge class.
, The right to throw a pie in AUF
president Andy Smith's face was
bought by a group of students for
$80. Karen Rauch, Alpha Phi soph
omore, threw the pie at Smith.
The Eligible Bachelors and
Prince Kosmet went for $35 to
two freshman girls. Eligible Bach
elors are Andy Smith, Tom Olson,
Bob Serr, Jack Skalla and Bob
McDonald. Prince Kosmet is Doran
The Cornhusker Beauty Queens
and finalists for 1955 were sold to
Selleck Quad for a recorded $43.
The University football team
brought $70. They were purchased
by Sigma Delta Tau.
Carol Link, 1955 Homecoming
Queen, and Doris Anderson, Ne
braska Sweetheart, were bought
for $31 by Alpha Tau Omega.
-The girl cheerleaders was p u r
chased by members of Delta Tau
Delta fraternity for $25. The Mor
tar Boards were sold for $12.50 to
Beta Sigma Psi. Innocents Society
brought $15 from Sigma Chi.
Activity Queen Marilyn Heck
was bought by Phi Delta Theta for
The Chancellor for a Day went
to Beta Theta Pi for $25.
Faculty members Beverly Beck
er, Ray Dein, Wesley Poe, Mary
Jean Mulvaney, Curtis Elliott and
Rex Knowles, pastor of Presbyterian-Congregational
were bought by senior members of
Kappa Kappa Gamma for $12.
Zeta Beta Tau paid $16 for Hon
orary Commandant finalists Jancy
The Student Health Center, in
conjunction with National Diabetes
Week Nov. 14-19 is participating
in the annual drive to discover
unknown and untreated diabetes.
Free detection testsN are avail
able to all students, employees,
faculty members and their depen
dents. Dr. S. I. Fuenning, Director
of the Student Health Service, has
announced that the tests may be
secured between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. Friday at the Student Health
Center, 14th and "S" Streets.
An $80 pie-walloping privilege
went to Karen Rauch when she
aimed the meringue at AUF
president Andy Smith at the auc-
Carman, Peggy Baldwin, Phyllis
Sherman and Gail Drahota.
A page in The Blueprint , was
bought by Dr. Knowles for $10.
"I'm going to use it to run a pin
up of my children," he said.
"I feel the auction was a tre
mendous success; AUF is deeply
appreciative of the wonderful sup
port of the student body," Smith,
AUF initiated a policy of selling
pledge classes by the pound to add
to the entertainment of the auction
and to more evenly distribute bid
d i n g. Cynthia Henderson, AUF
special events chairman, said
Money received at the auction,
along with all AUF funds, will be
distributed among five charities se
lected by a student poll last spring.
The charities to receive support
from AUF this year are World
University Service, American
Heart Association, American Can
cer Society, Lincoln Community
Chest and Lancaster Association
for Retarded Children LARC
The auction was the final phase
of the AUF drive for the year 1955.
Plans for next, year's drive will
begin as soon as a new board is
AUF collected approximately
$6500 prior to the auction.
Uf Picks Elliott, Jensen,
elmont, lleenan, Viewer
Jeanne Elliott, Arts and Sciences
junior, was elected president of
AUF by board members Thursday
Sam Jensen, Arts and Sciences
junior, was named vice-president
in charge of publicity and Beth
Keenan, Arts and Sciences junior,
was elected vie e-president in
charge of solicitations.
Art Wayer, Arts and Sciences
sophomore, was elected treasurer
and Ben Belmont, business Ad
ministration junior, , was named
is a member
of Build e r s'
Kappa G a m
ma. Jensen is
tor of the Ne- fc
braskan, Sig- coaitw Uncoin sur
ma Delta Chi Miss Elliott
convention chairman, and a mem
ber of Beta Theta Pi.
Miss Keenan is a member of
AWS Board, Lincoln Project and
vice president of Kappa Alpha
Belmont is amember of Build
ers Board, a former. Nebraskan
assistant business manager, Kos
met Klub member and secretary of
Zeta Beta Tau. Weaver is a member-of
Phi Delta Theta.
The new executive board will
take office in the near future, An
dy Smith, outgoing president, said.
"We have selected an outstanding
group of leaders for the next
drive," he said.
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Wednesday. Miss Rauch
represented a group of students
who combined to buy the pie
throwing event. Smith did not
comment on how it tasted.
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Courtew Lincoln Star
. Marilyn Heck, Arts and Sci
ences sophomore, was named
1955 Activity Queen at the AUF
Miss Heck's attendants were
- Beverly Buck, Sara Hubka,
Barb Sharp and Nancy Salter,
finalists for Activities Queen.
Miss Heck is a Union commit
tee chairman, a Cornhusker sec
tion head, a Builders assistant, a
member of Coed Counselors
Board and Kappa Kappa Gam
ma. She is also a member of Alpha
Lamba Delta, freshman scholas
tic honorary, and a 1955 Gold
Key winner. Gold Keys are
awarded to five outstanding soph
omore Journalism students.
AUF's next meeting will be Dec
1 and it will be an awards meet
ing recognizing outstanding work
ers. An over-all outstanding worker
will be named and an outstanding
worker for both solicitations and
publicity board will be announced.
AUF has an estimated total of
$9700 for solicitations this year,
according to Smith. This is $100 un
der last year's all-time high rec
ord. AUF distributed funds collected
this year among the American
Heart Association, the American
Cancer Society, World University
Service, Lincoln Community Chest
and Lancaster Association for Re
tarded Children (LARC School).
Five per cent of all funds col
lected is retained for campaign ex
penses. "Not all of this money is
used and AUF donates the re
mainder to give aid in emergency
situations," Smith said.
AUF donated to the flood relief
fund in 1952, when Omaha and
Council Bluffs were threatened.
Board of Student Publications
has set the scholastic requirement
for publications' staff members at
4.5, Charles Gomon, senior mem
ber of the board, reported to Stu
dent Council Wednesday.
Gomon read the Pub Board re
port which said, "The board has
approved the motion of Ken Kel
ler clarifying the previously stated
policy of the board that a student,
applying for a staff position on a
student publication, must have a
cumulative average of hours
earned at the University of at least
4.5 and have earned at least 12
hours at the University."
There has been some discussion
in previous Council meetings
whether the scholastic requirement
of 5.7 for executive board posi
tions in activities would apply to
student publications, which are
under the jurisdiction of the Fac
ulty Senate and its publications
Editors and business managers
of both The Nebraskan and Corn
husker are considered exec board
positions; managing and associ
ate editors of the Cornhusker, and
managing, news and editorial page
editors are also considered as exec
Coffee Hour Set
AH faculty members and gradu
ate students are invited to attend
a Faculty-Graduate Coffee Hour,
which will be held every Friday
from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Union Fac
The purpose of this function is to
provide an opportunity for the fac
ulty members and the graduate
students to meet one another, on an
informal social basis.
Friday, November 18, 1955
A recommendation to legalize
spiking of rushees by fraternities
was offered to the InterFraternity
Council " Wednesday by an IFC
committee investigating rushing.
The committee, headed by Jan
Pickard, Kappa Sigma, offered a
slate of 14 recommended changes
to the IFC rushing rules.
The reason for the suggestion to
legalize spiking would actually
bring about the elimination of the
now-illegal practice, Pickard ex
plained. By making it legal for a rushee
to accept a pledge pin from a fra
ternity, but impressing upon the
rushee that he would in no way be
obligated to the fraternity, the IFC
could do away with this practice.
The rushee would realize that the
acceptance of the pin would
mean nothing until he was actual
ly pledged under legal IFC rules
during Rush Week, he said.
Thus, fraternities would not be
so eager to "spike" their rushees
before rush week, since the rushee
would realize he was not obli
gated, he said.
"A pledge pin given before rush
week would mean nothing until the
man pledged under IFC rules,"
Other recommendations included
taking Rush Week rules from the
IFC Constitution and putting them
in the by-laws. Since Rush Week
rules often change from year to
year, they should not be put in the
constitution, Bill Campbell, IFC
A suggestion to establish a rush
ing program for spring pledging
was made. "Less men pledged this
year than last year,'ifickrd said.
"This program could pick up
more people for the fraternity sys
tem," he added.
A tentative rush week schedule
for the fall of 1956 was offered,
including a non-compulsory open
house on the first day, three com
pulsory rush dates, two on the
first day and one morning break
fast date on the second and two
optional dates on the second day.
The last day would be open, with
no scheduled dates. The reason
for the three compulsory dates
would be to keep people going to
several houses before they
pledged, Pickard said, without
compelling them to see too many.
The compulsory open house was
too cumbersome, he said, and
many rushees going through Rush
already have decided between two
or three houses.
Charles Gomon, Sigma Nu, ob
jected to the proposal, since
rushees would not have a chance
to see many houses before pledg
ing. This would cramp the rushee
who had not been acquainted with
the fraternity system during the
summer, he said.
Other suggestions included the
morning Rush Date to prevent fra
ternities from keeping rushees up
during the night rushing. Also,
pledge assumption cards could not
be filed until after this third date,
on the second day.
Additional recommendations in
cluded revising the present rules
to make allowance for the pro
posed changes in such areas as
signing pledge assumption cards
end times for parties.
A recommendation was submit
ted to allow a pledge who de
pledges to wait only thirty days
before pledging another fraternity.
The present rule required a man
who depledges to wait until the
following semester before repledg-
The University Symphony Orch
estra Concert, sponsored by the
University School of Fine Arts and
the Union activities ' committee,
will be given in the Union Ball
room Sunday at 7 p.m.
Tickets are now all given out,
but anyone without a ticket may
be admitted after 7:45 p.m.
The soloist for the concert is
Carroll Glenn, violinist. Miss
Glenn is making her longest Am
erican tour, as a recitalist and
soloist with the principal sym
The program consists of these
pieces: Concerto i& D Minor for
violin and orchestra with the Al
legro Moderato, Adagio di molto,
and Allegro, ma non tan to; Over
ture to Anacrean, by Cherubini;
Nocturnes, Nuages and Fetes, by
Debussy; Baba Jaga, Opus 56, by
Liadow; and Polovetsian Dances
from "Prince Igor" by Borodine.
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Praises Team, Staff . . .
The following statement was handed out to the Ne
braskan at a press conference which Glassford held at
2 p.m. Thursday.
My family and I have decided for our best interests
and happiness that I will not accept the five-year option
on my contract.
My experiences here at the University along with the
many wonderful friends which I have made throughout
the State of Nebraska have been gratifying.
I sincerely hope that my successor wil have the sup-
Bort of the State and of the Administration, and that the
Iniversity itself and the loyal people of this State will
achieve the things in intercollegiate athletics that they so
My coaching staff ha done an outstanding job of
teaching. The members of this year's football team, who
have so brilliantly carried the colors of Nebraska, will be
the high spot of my life. I have great love for each, and
hope that they will carry on with the greatest determina
tion and desire in the future.
J. William Classford
Head Football Coach
Chancellor Comments . . .
This statement from the Chancellor was released
Thursday by the department of public relations.
"Coach Glassford has informed me that he does not
wish to exercise the option in his contract which would
have extended his tenure as head football coach for an
additional five years effective next June 30. The decision
was his alone. The university will honor its contracts with
Mr. Glassford's assistant coaches. In accepting Mr. Glass
ford's decision for the Board of Regents may I say that
during my two years here at Nebraska I have experienced
a most cordial and pleasant relationship at all times with
Coach Glassford. I have found him to be a gentleman
desirous of representing the best interest of the institu
tion. I wish him every success.
Clifford M. Hardin
iF Given Permission
o IIqIta Average Ruling
Student Council voted 19-10
Wednesday to permit AUF to con
sider for election to executive
board positions two members
whose averages are below 5.7.
Both Andv Smith. AUF nresi-
dent, and the Council stipulated, in
the motion made by Dick Reische,
D7C reDresentative. that the two
AUF members, if elected, would
be required to resign if their aver
ages did not reach 5.7 by the be
ginning of second semester.
Smith was permitted to speak
to the Council after Reische 's mo
tion was made.
"Out of the 18 board members
who are eligible for exec board
positions," Smith said, "ten have
filed and we want to put nine of
these on the slate. Two of these
persons meet our previous stand
ards, but lack the 5.7 average.
Both have assured me that thev
are as sure as possible that their
averages will be S.7 at the end of
"Since the Council has set un
no appeals board," he said, "we
have asked for your permission to
consider these people. AUF's year
ends in the middle of the semester.
There hasn't been a chance for
these people to raise their aver
Marv Breslow. CCRC repre
sentative, stated that he felt grant
ing AUF special permission would
be setting an unwise precedent and
the Council would become bogged
down in appeals cases. i
The question was called for bv
Breslow and defeated.
In continued discussion. Gail
Katskee. senior holdover member.
said she felt the Council would not
have many appeals to deal with,
especially after the fii.it semester
In Best Interests
ends and persons in activities have
had a semester to raise averages.
The question was again called
for by John Fagan and passed.
The motion was then voted on and
passed by 19 to 10.
A Spring Events committee was
organized at the Wednesday meet
in. Members are Don Beck,
Corn Cobs; Bruce Brugmann, Arts
and Sciences; John Fagan, Engi
neering, and Marial Wright, AWS.
Beck was elected chairman.
These four members are to serve
as a nucleus for the larger Spring
Events committee and are to give
monthly reports to the Council.
Charles Goman presented the
Board of Student Publications re
port to the Council.
Pub Board had voted, Goman
said, to deny the request of Dick
Fellman, editor of the Nebraskan,
to donate one page of the Nebras
kan to be sold at the AUF auction
Wednesday. The Pub Board felt,
he said, that it was a matter of
business policy not to give free
The board also has approved the
previously stated policy that to ap
ply for a staff position on a student
newspaper, a student must have a
4.5 average and must have earned
at least 12 hours at the university.
Pub Board, Goman concluded,
will consider the Cases of second
year transfer students.
The Candelite Room of the
Union will be open Saturday night
from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., and
will be open every Saturday night
from now on, according to Roy
Boyd, dance committee chairman.
Music will be recorded.
By SAM JENSEN
The expected end came sooner
and more quietly than expected.
University Football Coach Bill
Glassford offered his .resignation
in a letter which he distributed at
the regular afternoon press con
ference Thursday, .
Glassford's intended resignation
in the near future had been an
nounced Thursday morning in an
Omaha paper. Glassford said that
he had intended to make the an
The University coach's letter
stated that he would not renew
his five year option. He has been
Head Coach for seven years and
during this time has taken one
team to the Orange Bowl and
coached teams which have landed
on almost every rung of the Big
Seven Conference ladder.
Coach Glassford's Huskers will
play the nation's top team, Okla
homa, Saturday for what, on pa
per, is the Conference champion
ship. To date, the Cornhuskera
have a 5-0 record in Conference
Opposition to Glassford has come
from the several daily newspapers
in the state and from many fans.
Glassford had mentioned that pres
sure on himself and his family has
been almost unbearable.
Glassford signed a one year con
tract in 1949 and in 1950 his team
won a second place in the confer
ence under the leadership of Ail
American Bob Reynolds. Several
colleges were interested in hiring
Glassford at this time, but he was
persuaded to stay at the University
and was offered the "five and five"
contract the first five years of
which expires this year.
In recent years, Glassford has
weathered a "sea of troubles"
ranging from a player's revolt in
1353 and several "Bill must go"
campaigns which originated from
alumni, students, and business
men. The Nebraskan, during the pres
ent semester, has supported Coach
Glassford and the team editorially
and has called for a more positive
attitude from Lincoln papers and
Further details concerning Coach
Glassford and his resignation may
be found on the sports page along
with comments by this year's foot
ball squad. The Nebraskan also
comments editorially on the sec
ond page of today's issue.
To Mai Hers
Bob Reynolds, All-American half
back at the University in 1950,
will speak at the all - University
rally south of the Ag Union, Fri
day, Gene Christensen, yell king
Fraternities will have hayracks,
trucks, buses, etc. to take the so
rorities of their choice to the Ag
campus by the city campus route,
At Ag Union everyone will meet
to honor the team and coach, Bill
Glassford, he added. A bonfire
and an effigy of Oklahoma will be
burned. The Governor is scheduled
to speak. The rally will be tele
vised, Christensen said. A few
feature numbers will be played by
the band on the way ent to Ag.
This rally is part of the mass
preparation by the yell squad,
Cobs, and Tassels for the Saturday
football game with Oklahoma,
Christensen said. This is one gam
that the spirit of the crowd can
benefit the team very much, he
The second in a series of five in
formal Sunday evening suppers,
"Potluck with the Profs," will be
gin at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday in the
Although the suppers are free,
students are asked to pick up tick
ets in the Ag Union Activities Of
fice by Friday evening.
These potluck suppers have been
a highlight of Ag Campus activi
ties for several years. They give
students an opportunity to become
better acquainted with each other
and with faculty members on
Co-chairman of the faculty com
mittee in charge of this "Pot Luck
Suppper" are Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Wiggans. Other faculty members
include Messrs. and Mmes. Clar
ence Miller, H. O. Davis, Harold
Chapman, M. L. Schuster, Frank
Mussehl, Carl Olson, Everett Pe
terson, William Loeffel, and K. L
Student members are Carol
Palme, Phyllis Hansen, Marcia
Broom, Alice Young, Marion So
kol, Joyce Benge, Jerry Svoboda,
Carol Erickson, Beverly West, Ha
zel Ahlschwede, Elaine Sackschew
sky, Walter Akeson, Mervyn Schlie
fert, and Charlie Trumbie.
Sponsor of the evening supper is
the Ag Union Activities Committee
who invite everyone to ttteni.
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