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Vol, 59, No. 28
Finalists, Officers Chat
Honorary Commandant final
ists Janice Carman and Phyllis
Sherman chat with senior ROTC
cadets Bill Campbell of the
AFROTC and Charles Gomon of
the Army ROTC at the Com
mandant elections held recently.
-Chancellor Clifford Hardin in
formed the Board of Regents that
he expects the University to have
more than 12,000 students in 1956.
In an informal report of a two
day meeting of Land Grant Col
NU Music Majors Serve
As Church Organists
; Seven students, all majoring in
music, are serving as organists or
assistant organists for Lincoln
Donald Moul, a junior, is caril
lonneur as well as assistant or
ganist at First-Plymouth Congre
gational Church. He plays the bells
between church services and pre
sents a concert each Sunday eve
ning. Another of these musicians is
Mrs. Alice Mumme, a graduate
student. She is the organist at
Warren Methodist Church and also
directs the adult, men's, junior
high girls and children's choirs for
Karen Beghtol, a senior, is serv
ing her third year as assistant or
ganist at Westminster Presbyter
ian Church. Also with a three-year
record is Roger Wischmeier, jun
ior, organist at First Christian
Bonnie Young, senior, is organ
ist at University Episcopal Chapel.
Serving in a similar capacity at
The Outside World:
Iraqi Plan Mi
By BARB SHARP
The first meeting of the five-nation Baghdad defense pact opened
Monday with an Iraqi pledge to aid any Arab state threatened by
The purpose of the meeting originally was to plan mutual defense
against Communist aggression. "Iraq," said Premier Nuri Said, "will
not hesitate to use its resources for the assistance of any Arab
state subjected to Israeli aggression in accordance with its obligation
under the treaty of collective defense and economic co-opei ation
between the states of the Arab League."
The United States last week announced its "military and political
liaison" with the pact.
Ten Die In Wreck
The worst highway accident in the state's history occurred Sunday
ten miles from Waterbury on Highway 20. Ten persons were killed
in the head-on collision. '
Six young men, returning to their farm homes in the Pone a area
from a church social, were killed when their front tire blew out
and their car rammed into a car carrying four members of Jimmie
Palmer's dance band, who were also killed.
The dance band had played for a dance at Iowa State College in
Ames and was going Jo play an engagement in Norfolk. Palmer said
it was agreed to go ahead with the engagement in Norfolk minus
one trombone, one saxophone and two trumpet players. He added
that another carload of band members passed the crash scene but
did not recognize the musicians' car. - ,
Dixon County Sheriff Sam Curry said both car were reduced to
twisted steel. The car carrying the musicians burst into flames after
India Affirms Neutrality
India "is in no camp and no military alliance," declared Prime
Minister Nehru, addressing the leaders of the Soviet Union Sunday.
Russian Premier Bulganin followed by saying that the Soviet
Union "has not lost hopes" as a result of the Big Four foreign min
isters' conference at Geneva which ended in a deadlock. He added
that Russia is certain that in the end the four powers win succeed
In solving the problems which face them.
Bulganin and Soviet party boss Nikita Khrushchev are heading
Russian delegation on a state visit to India, Burma and Afghanistan.
Nehru, affirming that .there is a deep . friendship between India
and Russia, said, "We are convinced it is not by military pacts and
alliances and by piling up armaments that world peace and security
can be attained." He added that the camp of peace and good will
should include as many countries as possible and should exclude none.
Cadets in all three services voted
for their choice for the 1955 Hon
orary Commandant from four
finalists. The winner will be pre
sented at the annual Military
Ball Dec. 2, with the other three
to be presented as Miss Army,
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In Ten Yq3S"s
lege administrators at East Lan
sing, Michigan, Hardin said that
most colleges are facing problems
of rising enrollment and availa
bility of staff.
The chancellor, in his report,
Grace Methodist Church is Pa
tricia Alvord, Lincoln junior.
The youngest of the group is
Robert Graham, sophomore, who
is assistant organist at St,
Matthew's Episcopal Church.
This is an apprenticeship type
of thing, Myron Roberts, associate
professor of organ and theory, ex
plained. Most of these students,
he said, will continue to have con
tact with church work even though
they plan to teacb public school
Miss Beghtol and Moul plan to
do graduate study in church mu
sic. Three of the group are not
majoring in organ music. Miss
Young, Miss Alvord and Graham
are all piano majors.
Roberts explained that the
churches wanting organists usually
contact him and he (hen finds in
terested students to fill the posi
tions. Both the churches and the
students, he said, benefit from this
work. And all of the students enjoy
it, he said.
Courtesy Minoay journal ana Mar
Miss Navy and Miss Air Force.
Miss Carman is a former Ne
braskan copy editor, a member
of Theta Sigma Phi and vice
president of Kappa Kappa Gam
ma. Miss Sherman is a member
of AWS Board, Sigma Alpha Iota
and Chi Omega.
said present enrollment at the Uni
versity is 7852 and is increasing
at a rate of about nine per cent
The increase in enrollment at
Nebraska is comparable to other
colleges in the Big Seven Confer
ence, Hardin said.
The chancellor said projected
plans will allow the University to
care for the 15,000 students expec
ted in 1970. These plans are based
on an extension of the present 1.1
mil institutional building levy,
which expires in 1957, he said.
, Big Ten schools are further adv
anced in their plans for meeting
the enrollment problem because it
hit the larger schools sooner than
it did here, Hardin said.
At present, about 11 per cent of
the University enrollment is from
outside the state, and about the
same percentage of Nebraskans
are going to schools outside Ne
braska, Hardin reported.
Dr. Alexander Stoddard, who
retired as superintendent of Los
Angeles schools last year, Friday
morning called for the upgrading
of school instruction to "match
A, native Nebraskan, Stoddard
spoke at the morning session of
a joint conference of the Uni
versity department of school ad
ministration and Nebraska As
sociation of School Administrators
at Love Memorial Library audi
torium. He said schools are doing the
best job they have ever done, "but
it is still not goodenough."
Stoddard called for a better job
in instruction in these six areas:
1. Equipping the students with
facts and skills for the living to
gether. "We must make sure that
more people are skilled in reading,
writing, arithmetic, science, and
all the other courses. In the field
of science, the ordinary man, in
order to read the newspaper, must
know as much science as the
teacher knew 50 years ago."
2. Teaching the students to take
advantage of our cultural inherit
ance. "This means more, emphasis
on art,, music, drama, and the
3. Developing deeper and more
abiding patriotism. "We must
teach the students to know their
country better and to understand
our inheritance the price paid for
4. Basic religion philosophy.
"The students must become aware
of the deep underlying fundamen
tals of religion. They must become
concerned about the deep questions
5. Mastering this "gadgetized
world." "Me must learn to master
the gadget that kills 36,000 persons
a year. Driver training is vitally
important for every youth in our
6. "Develop realization that all
worthwhile things have a price.
We must learn to pay the price of
freedom and I have a feeling that
we are letting our children be
Stoddard, who received his Bach
elor of Arts from the University,
served as superintendent of schools
at Beatrice from 1917-22.
Tuesday, November 22, 1955
The University community has much to be
proud of, much to be ashamed of and much for
which we should be thankful as we enter the
There are many things which we have left
undone things that should be done and yet never
will be done. There are errors that should be recti
fied and mistakes that we should be cognizant of
and not commit again. There are lessons and as
signments which are due next week and there is a
date for the Military Ball.
The importance of these things which are yet
undone can be found in that there is yet oppor
tunity to undertake and complete them.
There is opportunity to do these things next
week, if we all return ....
Several University students have lost their
lives in a car accidents this year.. These deaths
needless and wasteful are the result of careless
ness and thoughtlessness they are the mainfesta
tions of speed and foolishness.
As we approach a time of thanksgiving, let
us be thankful for the chance given us to finish
uncompleted tasks. Let us be grateful for our
wonderful existence and let us do our best to
preserve do it."
It has been said before, but the truth is no less
great, The life you save may be your own. S. J.
For Dec. 4
The annual Christmas Carol Con
cert will be presented by the Uni
versity Singers Dec. 4 in Union Ball
room, according to Darrina Turner,
chairman of the Union music com
be at 3 and
will be dedi
cated to Dr.
brook, who is
last year as
airecior or. me n. m
Tv . . ' Courtesy Sunday
n e pro- Journal and Star
gram will include Christmas Ora
toria by Saint-Saens; In Dulci Ju
bilo, a 14th century carol; This
Endris Night, a 15th century Eng
lish caro; The First Noel, ar
ranged by Pochen, Gloria in Excel
sis Deb by Bach; O Domine Jesu
Criste by Pales trina; and Jesu!
Thou Dear Babe Divine by Hay
tian. Also on the program will be
Touro-Louro-Louro by Provencal;
Sleep of the Child Jesus, a French
carol; and What Strangers are
These, a Scottish carol. A string
quartet will also play The First
Tickets for the concert are free.
They may be obtained from the
Union main office beginning Mon
day, at 9 a.m.
Times For Practices
Practices for the Grand March
of the 43rd annual Military Ball
will be held Nov. 29 and Nov. 30,
at 7 p.m. In the Coliseum.
Attendance at both practices Is
required in order to take part in
the Grand March.
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U Officials Ask
The University has asked for a
continuation of the state institution
al building program at a ' meeting
held in the Capitol Building with a
sub-committee of the Legislative
University officials said that due
to an expected increase in enroll
ment there will be a much greater
demand for additional classroom
and laboratory space.
According to the present rate of
growth Nebraska will have an en
rollment of approximately 12,000 in
1965, they saidTIn addition offi
cials said that research space and
some service areas need additional
floor space if the University is to
maintain its present effectiveness
in these areas.
The University estimated that its
additional building requirements,
plus major remodeling and repair
ing and deferred maintenance
would total $13,520,000 during the
The current building levy will ex
pire in 1957 and the University ex
pects to have received $11,590,470
from its share of this levy by then.
Of the $13,520,000, approximately
$1,070,000 will go for remodeling
and major repair, such as remodel
ing of speech classroom and lab
oratory space in the Temple build
ing, $200,000; remodeling Brace lab
oratory for general engineering
and architecture classrooms, $170,
000; remodeling Music building for
Dance To Feature Eligible Bachelors
Six Eligible Bachelors will be
presented by the Mortar Board at
Press Convention Speaker:
By JOHN GOURLAY
AND MIKE SHUGRUE
"So 'You Want To Be a Writer,
You Fool You" was the topic of
a talk by Max Schulman, noted
columnist and humorist, at the As
sociated Collegiate Press conven
tion in Detroit last week.
He browbeat the writing profes
sion with a cudgel-ful of laughs.
Eight hundred young men and
women couldn't help clmckling as
the creator of Sigafoos dashed any
hope they might have of earning
a living by writing.
He waded into magazine writing,
book publishing and the writing of
plays. He told the group how to
drink their way to success with a
friendly editor at the cost of your
liver and a few gall stones.
One almost felt that Max didn't
want competition by the way he
discouraged budding young writ
ers. To say he nipped them in the
pen would be an understatement.
"'When it finally appears in print
the only thing you recognize is
your own name," is the way
Schulman described the fate of
stories written for popular maga
zines. "The story has to fit the il
lustrations that the editor bought
Schulman advocated writing a
story flexible enough to allow
changes in plot, character and set
ting at a moment's notice. "The
only consolation an editor gives is
money," Max commented.
Writing a book is an even more
discouraging business. Schulman
pointed out that an author has to
decipher the changes that his pub
lisher wants and then take part
in the crucifixion of his own work.
Small difficulties in the book busi
ness can usually be solved by a few
drinks, according to Max. He men
tioned that after a few brews, even
the worst troubles seem unimpor
tant. "So they printed your name
upside down. So you still get paid."
Schulman actually shuddered
when he began to talk about getting
a play produced. His first recom-
use by division of conservation and
survey, $100,000; remodeling book
stacks in Love Library, $250,000;
general remodeling of classroom
and laboratory space in Home Ec
onomics building, $100,000; remod
eling Experiment Station Hall for
use as general office for the ex
tension service, $150,000; and re
modeling general classroom build
ings on the Curtis campus, $100,
000. Deferred maintenance will take
$300,000, which will be used to
fix up he City, Omaha and Curtis
campuses, and also outstate agri
cultural experiment stations.
The major portion of this mon
ey shall be used to put up new
buildings. Bids are already being
let on the first new building, the
biochemistry building which will
Other buildings to follow soon
are the physics building, $1,500,000;
music building, $1,000,000; physical
education building for women,
$900,000; power plant addition, $1,
200,000; general classroom and
laboratory building, $2,500,000; en
gineering classrooms and labora
tory building, $1,300,000.
Library on Ag campus, $850,000;
power plant addition on Ag Cam
pus, $650,000; additional green
houses, $150,000; animal science
building, $1,000,000; animal path
ology laboratory addition, $500,000;
and a shop laboratory on the Cur
tis campus, $20,000.
ECNAD, their annual Turnabout
Dance on Dec. 9, according to
Barbara Clark, chairman.
Each organized house may nomi
nate one candidate who meets
the following requirements, be at
least a sophomore with a 4.5 over
all average and not going steady,
pinned or engaged.
Candidates may file a Dean Hall
gren's office in Ellen Smith by
Each .candidate will need two
8x10 pictures to be used at the
polls for the all campus election on
Dec. 6, at both Ag and City Un
ions. Campaigning may begin Nov.
28, and run through Dec. 5. Each
organized house is asked to take
care of the publicity of its can
didate. The dance is entitled ECNAD,
which is dance spelled backward.
It is qn opportunity for girls to
"turnabout" and entertain the
boys who took them to the Mili
tary Ball, Miss Clark said.
Tickets will go on sale at the
Union Tuesday, at $2 per couple.
Only 300 couples may be accom
modated in the Union Ballroom,
so tickets will be sold on a first
come, first serve basis, Miss
mendation is that you find a pro
ducer who isn't likely to be in jail
while he holds your option. "You
can expect to spend at least $300,
000 on a musical comedy," he said.
He went on to mention that little
of the 300 grand goes to pay the
author. If changes had bothered
the writer before, former troubles
ere forgotten in the face of play
changes. Every day brings new
When casting, the director de
cides he want a lovely old lady
with a soprano voice for the part
of lulu. "But Lulu is only 17 years
old." "Rewrite!" So you go home
and rewrite until the next day
when the next change occurs.
Nerves develop to their full po
tential while working on a play.
Max points out that it takes tact
to point out to the choreographer
that perhaps the forty-five minute
ballet at the end of the second act
is just a little too long.
And what do you do when the
choreographer tells the costumer
that the costumes for the chorus
look like rags? Do what they do.
After panning the business in
general, Max remarked that he
didn't want to discourage young
writers from trying. He just want
ed them to try selling insurance
first. He closed by mentioning that
he supposed we wondered why he
kept on writing of the profession
was so full of pitfalls. There is an
answer '"It's better than working."
Admit Flag Stunt
Students at Idaho State College
have admitted they have an eight
foot Nebraska flag taken at the Nebraska-Colorado
football game a
few weeks ago.
The University officials knew the
Hag was missing, but suspected
the Colorado students instead.
Athletic business manager A. J.
Lewandowski said he'd be grateful
if the Idaho State students would
return the banner since it cost $49.
One of the students, Noel Duer-
den, who is euitor of the ISC mag
azine, said he and several other
students attended the game and
decided to lower the Nebraska flag
"for a stunt" in full view of the
After lowering it to half masts
unnoticed, they took it all the way
down folded it and walked off the
field. Duerden says it is in storage
at Pocatello, Idaho.
A Nebraska fan, Kay Peters, ac-
tivities director at the Ag Union,
said she walked out of the stadium
and wondered why the janitor was
removing the American flag from
its pole so soon.
Thinking nothing of the absence
New officers were chosen Wed
nesday by Beta Gamma Sigma,
national scholastic society in busi
The-new officers are Arlen Kuk
lin, president; Gerald Igou, vice
president, and Judson Burnett, secretary-treasurer.
Eight new members were also
initiated Wednesday night. The
new members are Arlen Kuklin,
David McCammon, Gerald Mene
fee and Fred Saathoff.
Requirements for membership in
Beta Gamma Sigma include a
ranking in the upper 10 per cent
of .the senior class.
Bud Hollcway's orchestra will
furnish the music.
Last year's Eligible Bachelors
were Jack Skalla, Herb Meissner,
Andy Smith, Bob McDonald, Tom
Olson and Joe Poynter.
The closing hour for the night of
the Military Ball has been extend
ed to 2 a.m. according to an an
nouncement by Paula Broady
Wells, AWS president. There will
be no overnights in Lincoln grant
ed to Umver- a
ed this decision
ing a vote that
w a i taken in
all the wom
ly showing that
60 per cent of Mrs- Pua Wells
the women SJr
were in favor of such a plan, Mrs,
This plan of extending fh bouffl
is an experiment and the future of
such a plan will depend upon this
year's outcome, she said. '
Below is a copy of the letter be
ing sent to all the presidents of or
ganized women's houses:
"In order to alleviate hardships
worked on Lincoln parents, to ease
the concern of housemothers, and
to serve as a potential convenience
for University women, an experi
mental proposal for 2 a.m. closing
hours has been under considera
tion for the past several weeks.
As you know, a vote concerning
this plan was taken last Monday
night in all organized women's
houses. The results showed that 60
per cent of the women were in fa
vor of 2 a.m. closing hours on the
night of the 1955 Military Ball.
AWS, in consideration of this
vote, has decided that no Lincoln -overnights
will be granted to Uni
versity women on this night and
closing hours will be extended to 2
am. (As in the preceding years,
closing hours on Saturday night
will be 12:30 a.m.)
The board wishes to stress that
this is purely an experiment and
that they are vitally intersted in its
A second vote win be taken In all
organized women's houses immed
iately following this event in order
that future decisions concerning
this proposal can be based on the
actual reactions of University
of the Nebraska flag, she deducted
that the custodian wanted to get
home early that afternoon.
The custodian was probably the
only one who knew the banner
wasn't supposed to be removed un
til later and when he saw one flag
missing he decided the other flags
would not have the same fate.
It is thought that the Idaho Stat
ers came to the game after their
team lost to Omaha University the
evening before at Omaha.
The 1955-1956 Builders Student
Directory will go on sale Monday,
Ben Belmont, Builders Board mem
ber announced. This year the cost
will be eighty cents.
The directories will be sold in
four areas. Organized houses, inde
pendent organized houses, Union
booth and in the book stores. They
will also be sold by member of
Builders Sales eommittee.
The directory will be divided in
to four sections: faculty, organized
houses, independent organizations
and students. The student section
will include the students name, col
lege, class, home address, Lincoln
address, and Lincoln phone num
ber. The faculty section will Include
instructors names, department, of
fice room number, office phone
number, Lincoln address and Lin
coln phone number.
Organization of this dierctory is
far above that of last years since
Builders did all of the layout them
selves. This enables the directory
U, be more error free.
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