The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 29, 1956, Image 1
j Vj N- 55 LINCOLN, NEBRASKA Wednesday, February 29TT956 Selleck Quad: Director Carlyon esigns Don Carlyon, director of Selleck Cusdrangle, has resigned his job effective July 1, 1956. Carlyon has accepted another Job at Kansas City University Jrhere he will be the Superinten dent of Buildings and Grounds and Assistant Business Manager. Kansas City University is a small, W acre camPus 111 tne mid" of Kansas City. It was char tered in 1929 and is privately en dowed, mostly by Kansas City residents. It has a student en rollment of 3400 students, 1700 in day school and 1700 in night school. Carlyon started his schooling at the University after the war in 1948. He received his degree in M51. He served as a graduate gssistant in business administra tion until Feb. 1 1953, when he as given his present position. Director: New MB Post Given To Sit lyder Helen Snyder assistant dean for women has been named one of the four new section directors of Mor tar Board. This past summer, following its policy of expansion, three sections were added to Mortar Board's di rectory. The section directors are most directly responsible for the na tional character of Mortar Board. Under their guidance, new chapters of Mortar Board achieve working unity. Miss Snyder is a member of sev eral professional organizations in cluding the State and National Association of Deans of Women and the Women's Division of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. , She saves time for her other in terests, most prominent of which is dramatics. She has worked in the Civic Theater as an actor and director and has worked on pro gram committees for various clubs. Spring Day: Bar-B-Que; Other Plans Under Way Ag Exec Board will sponsor a Ear-B-Que for the Spring Event May 4 if they are given a financial guarantee, according to Larry Conner, chairman of the Ag Exec Board. "We'd like to do it and we have been working out how we would handle the affair," he said, "but we want to at least break even on the financial end of the Bar-B-Q'tt." So far, the Ag Exec" Board is awaiting permission from the ad ministration before (hey plan furth er. Don Beck, chairman of the stu dent planning committee of t h e Student Council, said, "The deci sion reached by Ag Exec will add greatly to the program for the Spring Event. It is almost certain that they will receive their guar antee in the near future." Other activities during the spring went include a series of athletic students in the afternoon, spon sored by the N Club, and a street dance. The members of the Spring Event research committee hope t! street dance will feature a lame band. The Union will present hourly "hows in the Ballroom during the treet dance. The shows will fea ture top notch amateur talent from the University, according to Mar ilyn Btideck, Union representative. .The members of the student plan ing committee of the Council are Don Beck, Bruce Brugmann, Mar kl Wright, Tom Olson and John fagan. Everest Conquest Subject Of Movie "The Conquest of Everest" is " second in the series of movies Presented by the Film Society. a technicolor presentation to shown Thursday at the Capi taJ theater at 7:30 p.m. fhis is a documentary describ es the 29,002 foot climb of Eng lishman Colonel Hunt and associ au. The expedition was the first j reach the hitherto unattainable "'filifst place in the world. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing native guide, selected by Hunt j make the final assault which to success, are outstanding embers of the cast who reveal the exhausting suspense of the JfuRgle against nature to reach to top. LINCOLN, The Challenge: of filer Governor Confutes To Column Val Peterson, former three-term Nebraska governor, has contrib uted a specially written article for "The Challenge" series, a regular feature of the editorial page. He is a graduate of Wayne State leacners Col lege and re ceived his Mas ter's Degree in political science from the University in 1 9 3 1. As governor h i s active direction of natural de- : fense relief in t the blizzards of 1949 set a national pattern. '.3" 3 At Courtesy Lincoln Star Peterson He was also ac Knowles On R-E: asfor Emphasizes Week's Importance By PEG KELLEY Nebraskan Reporter "It is a fine thing that eight prominent speakers on Catholic, Protestant and Jewish faiths will be available to the whole campus for Religious Emphasis Week, March 4-8," said Dr. Rex Knowles, adviser of Re ligious Empha sis Week. From the standpoint o f education, Dr. Knowles believes that the seminars during the aft ernoons are the m o s t im portant. The "question and answer sessions' Courtesy Lincoln Str Knowles will be discus- sions for students to raise ques tions. Varied interests of the students have been taken into consideration as to what subjects shall be dis cussed. The seminars will include discussions on love and marriage, science and religion, prayer and worship and higher education and religion. "One of the problems of educa tional experience with too many people," Dr. Knowles commented, "is an accumulation of facts with out any integrating force, like a wheel with a lot of spokes and no hub." "It is the hope of the Religious Emphasis' Week Committee that through the students' hearing of these religious speakers and through their own discussions, that they may develop a philosophy of life that may give deeper mean ing to their own lives," he said. "I am sure," Dr. Knowles add ed, "that going through Religious Emphasis Week will help make students realize what they are really doing here and what their purpose is in life." Dr. Knowles said that over 100 Security Clearance: By Two University scientists were questioned by the Nebraskan re garding a statement made. Mon day by Montgomery Lecturer, Dr.' Albert Noyes, Jr. Discussing security clear ance procedure in government, Noyes said that scientists have probably suffered more from se curity alarms than any other class of persons. The merest rumor that someone' is not reliable or has sub scribed to a leftist magazine or has belonged to a liberal organi zation -may cost him his job, he said. Dr. Walter Militzer, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Carl Georgi, chairman of the department of bacteriology, were asked to comment on the security clearance of scientists. Militzer and Georgi recently made news for research on the composition of a cell. There are cases where individ uals have suffered as a result of clearance programs, Militzer said. He also said that there have been cases where graduate students, ap nlvinBr for fellowships, have been turned down as a result of suspi cion of Communist front affilia tions. "I think however that this sort of thin; is past its peak," Militzer emphasized. The F.B.I. consults with Dr. Militzer in regard to routine clear ance procedure at the University in the College of Arts and Sciences. Militzer declared that he has al ways found the F.B.I. to be "most reasonable" in security dealings. Discussing some of the points made by Dr. Noyes, Dr. Georgi cited an example publicized in the Chemical and Engineering News. This article commented upon the case of Dr. Linus Pauling, win ner of a Nobel Prize, who was I t NEBRASKA tive in the direction of the relief of several Missouri River floods. His Nebraska State plan was adopted as a model by several oth er states and incorporated into civ il defense natural disaster relief planning. The 'Challenge' Article Twenty-five years ago, when I was a political science student at the University of Nebraska, Com munist Russia was in the midst of its first Five Year Plan. Germany was seething with an unrest that was to culminate in totalitarian gov ernment t)y the Nazi party and World War H. And a 51-year-old physicist, Al bert Einstein, was traveling ex- students have been plannine Hip Religious Emphasis program for March 4-8, and he hopes that the campus will live up to the expec tations of the committee. "I've never seen so many stu dents work so hard," he stated. "John Nelson and Russell Lang, city campus and ag campus chair men, and their committee mem bers have worked almost endless hours preparing for it." "And I feel," he said, "that we couldn't have had the week with out the help and cooperation of Jackie Jackson, who is at the Uni versity for a year on a Danforth Foundation Fellowship to help any organization which needs help with religion." "The Chancellor is serving as Honorary Chairman of the Week," stated Dr. Knowles, "and Prof. Herbert Jehle of the Physics Dept. will be the Adviser of the Week." Religious Emphasis Week will actually begin on Sunday after noon, March 23, at 2:30 p.m. with a two hour discussion held at the First Plymouth Congregational Church, 20th and D St. The discussion is open to every one on the campus. It will consist of a panel discussion by campus representatives on the problems of the University. Through this dis cussion, the religious speakers will be able to point their discussions during the week to the problems brought out in the Sunday discus sion. Transportation for students de siring to attend the discussion will be in front of the Union at 2: 15 p.m. Highlights of Religious Empha sis Week will be: Presentation of an original religious drama, "Childhood of Man" by Jim To masek, Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Chapel; YWCA mass meeting entitled "Are NU Stu dents Peddling Their Ideals?" Tuesday and a convocation in the Union Ballroom with speaker Lou is Evans, Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. cienfisfs i a e n l e d permission to leave uie country for approximately two years as a result of questionable affiliations. Pauling, former head of the American CnemicaJ bociety, ap peared as a voluntary witness be fore the Senate subcommittee on constitutional rights and told how he was denied a passport until he was awarded the Nobel Prize. His first passport, issued in 1926, expired. In January of 1952, he ap plied for a new passport to attend the symposium of the Royal So ciety of London. His application was denied in April by the State Department on the ground that the travel would not be in the best interests of the United States. The State Department on the other hand accused Pauling of helping the Communist cause in the U.S. through his support of various individuals connected with Communism. Rag Press Club Plans Meeting For Friday The Rag Press Club will meet at 12 p.m. Friday in Parlor Y of the Union, according to Bruce Brugman, editor. A speaker and a discussion of editorial policy will be featured at the meeting. All Nebraskan and Cornhusker staff members, reporters, columnists and mem bers of the Board of Publications are invited. The Press Club, Instituted last semester, meets bi-weekly and serves as a sounding board for complaints, suggestions and dis cussion of editorial policy. tensively and forming the opinions that were to result in his leaving his native Germany for a new home in the United States. Those somewhat detached events did not seem too important to me at the time not when they were considered alongside the economic dangers we were facing right at home. But they were to have a vital effect on the history of the world. They were to help forge the challenge facing 20th Century man: Survival. We split the atom and ushered in a new age of scientific and social potential. But with it was con ceived the possibility of mass de struction. And now, to achieve the potential, we must face up to the possibility. That, in enemy hands, what could heal could also be made to destroy. Too many of us are unwilling to face the possibil ity the threat of the nuclear age. As Administrator of the Federal Civil Defense Administration, an agency charged with the respon sibility of preparing the civilian population for an enemy attack, I live daily with the problem. I can appreciate the reasons for the disinterest of many toward this thing we call civil, defense, be cause I realize the enormity of the problems we are attempting to solve sometimes seem to defy the mma ot man. But while I can un derstand the reasons, I cannot con done unwillingness to look facts in the face. Too much is at stake. The free world was fortunate that men like Einstein were on its side in the early stages of the de velopment of atomic energy. From a military standpoint, it gave us monopoly in weapons development and a much needed, if uneasv. breathing space at a time when the menace of Communist Russia was becoming more and more ap parent. We no longer enjoy that monopoly. Russia has nuclear weapons of such power that one bomb dropped on a city could devastate it in a matter of seconds. She has the capability of delivering such wea pons to any point in the U n i t e d States, and our military leaders tell us that, despite the best defense, a number of those weapons would get through to their targets. We can expect that any attack against us would lie an ill-out at tack, and that in addition to atomic weapons delivered by air, the en emy would use sabotage, chemical, biological and psychological wea pons, j Regardless of our distaste for the thought, we cannot escape the probability that, in any World War III, the United States would be a battleground and that the war could end in a matter of days. Of course, the only ultimate so lution to the threat is for men and nations to accept the concept that war no longer is possible as an instrument in human affairs. But until that day arrives, or until the military can guarantee that no ag gressor can get through to attack our nation, we will need to be pre pared. We will need civil defense just as long as we will need military defense. It is just this kind of dual preparedness, military and civil, that can make attack a los ing proposition for an enemy. Thus, civil defense in itself can become a positive force for peace. The Hiroshima atomic bomb that exploded with the power of 20,000 (Continued on Pg. 2) The Outside World: Ihe's Decision Expected By ARLEXE ITRBEK President Eisenhower will hold a news conference at 9:30 a.m. (CST) Wednesday his regular hour for meeting the press. White House Secretary James Hagerty said he "wouldn't know" whether Eisen hower will announce his second term intentions at that time. Hagerty told reporters he did not know whether Eisenhower plan ned to make a radio and television appearance later Wednesday. That steo is generally expected to be taken by the President after any an nouncement of a decision on the second term question. The question of the television appearance was prompted by specu lation that Eisenhower might hold up any announcement on the big question until after the 2:30 closing of the New York Stock Exchange. The President has expressed concern in the past over market fluctua tions stemming from his heart attack and related developments. Hereditary Effect 'Negligible' A group of scientists Monday criticized the Atomic Energy Com mission (AEC) for "misleading language in connection with the heredi tary effects of the fallout from A-bomb and H-bomb tests." Five members of the Cambridge, Mass. branch of the Faderation of American Scientists said it is true that, precentage-wise, the num ber of harmful genetic "mutations" deemed possible as a result of the present rate of atomic testing represent "only a negligible" increase in the number of mutations carried by the human race as a result of other factors. . Air Force Back From Pole A U. S. 18th Air Force survey of seven men is back from the Ant artic with plans to airdrop an entire scientific base at the South Pole. The base will consist of 485 tons of materials for buildings, radio towers, scientific equipment and supplies to sustain scientists at the polar station through January 1959 for studies connected with the Inter national Geophysical Year. First Lt. Ernest Schmid of Syracuse, N. Y. is the first Air Force man to fly over both poles, but he "couldn't see a thing" at the South Pole, he said, because of a "white out" in the atmosphere where ice crystals shroud the horizon and deprive airmen of their sense of di rection and balance. Weff's Partner Testifies The law partner of John Neff disclosed Tuesday that Neff made trips or calls to Iowa, Montana and Wyoming In connection with his work for the natural gas bill. The testimony presented to a special Senate committee by Paul Gerdes of Lexington broadened the scope of Neff's known activities be yond his previously disclosed Nebraska and South Dakota efforts. s . v v v 7 Nf3' ,wv-'; ,- ( .'vA'-m'' i H j i Lj i c fcmmMiWMmLiilKi mW in m iiUhii.ii i iM hMm.,wt ST"f n whim - fcwari - - - Winning Skit The Gamma Phi Beta's "Min strel Madness" pictured above, was announced as the 'winning Coed Follies skit. Directed by Shirley Holcomb, the skit revived the "good old days" of the min strel shows. The skit took place mm V UUU& . . . KKG, "Minstrel Madness," Gamma Phi Beta, placed first in the an nual Coed Follies competition. Second place went to Kappa Kap pa Gamma for "Midnight Dolls' De light." "Knights of the Road," Del ta Gamma, placed third. Holy War: Tryouts Set For Theater Production Tryouts for this year's last Uni- versity Theater production, "Z.&cy of Scotland," will be held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Monday tryouts will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, from 3 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. in Room 312, Temple. The May 8-12 production will feature Queen Elizabeth, Mary of Scotland, Bothwell, John Knox and Lord Darnley as the main characters. The play opens with Mary's ar rival in Scotland to take the crown as Queen of Scotland. Conflict dis played in the plot is two-fold. First there is the religious warring be tween the Catholics and Protes tants. Methods used by Queen Eliza beth to destroy Mary of Scotland is the second conflict and major plot of the production. Maxwell Anderson, Pulitzer Prize winner for "Both Your Houses," is the author of the play. Among others he has written "Eliz abeth the Queen," "Joan of Lor raine," "Winterset" and "High Tor" for which he received the Critics Prize. at- midnight In a deserted theatre when the old vaudeville troup returned to stage an im promptu performance. A chorus of minstrels with tambourines furnished the background for in dividual singing and dancing acts in the skit. Included in "Minstrel m Phi lefsi Delta Delta Delta won the cur-' tain act competition for "Midnight Madness of Paul Revere." Honor-i able mention went to Kappa Alpha j Theta for "East Meets West" in the curtain acts. j The winning traveler's act was "Twila's Tormentous Triumph," presented by Shirley McPeck, Vir ginia McPeck and Kathy Carpen ter. Honorable mention went to "Blackout," a drum and piano duet, by Billie Croft and Carole Unterseher, and "Midnight Melo dies" by the Sigma Alpha Iota trio, made up of Jan Boettcher, Phyllis Maloney and Lois Ripa. The winning skits were an nounced following two nights of production. Courtney Campbell, AWS boEri member, announced the winners. Mis Campbell was in charge of planning the event for AWS, sponsoring organization. Judges for the competition were Beverly Becker, Bruce Brugmann, Judy Kaplan Davison, Elsie Je dons, Frances McKinney, Mary Jean Mulvaney, Donald Olson, Helen Snyder and James Steven son. Also judging were Henry Thorn a son, Frances Vogel and Max Whit taker. Shirley Holcomb, junior in Teach ers College, was skitmaster for the winning skit. The skit was cen tered around a minstrel show re turning to active life. It begins as the members rem inisce about the "good old days and at midnight re-enact an actual minstrel show. "Midnight Dolls' Delight," the second place skit, centered about a little boy lost in a toy shop. At midnight, the toys come to life and the little boy is shown around the toy shop with a clown for a guide. The skit ends as the child, after hearing the dolls' stories, decides to become a doll himself. Luanne Raun, junior in Teachers College, directed the skit for the Kappas. A hobo convention was the theme of the third-place Delta Gamma skit. The hobos met to discuss the pressing issues of hobo existence. The most pressing problem emerged as the site of next year's convention. Various sections of the IB- Inside Poetry Entries March 1 is the deadline for the Done Gardner Noyes poetry con test and the Prairie Schooner Fic tion Awards for short stories. Berneice Slote, assistant professor of English annouced. Entries, in triplicate form, should be taken to 207 Andrews, she said. Palladian A variety show will highlight the meeting of the Palladian Society Friday at 8:30. The meeting is open to all students and no ad mission will be charged. The group will meet at Temporary J. Recreational Swim A recreational swim will be held Wednesday night from 7:30 to 8:30 for all women students. They must have a swim permit and there is a charge of ten cents for use of the suits. May Queen The deadline for May Queen fil ings is Friday, March 8. Senior women should file at Ellen Smith Hall by 5 o'clock Friday after noon. Mortar Boards sponsor the May Queen. World Madness" were the songs, Whea the Saints Come Marching In," "Dixie" and "Dry Bones." A giant minstrel face which glowed x in the dark was used as a back drop to the Gamma Phi skit, and the members of the chorus wore luminous gloves and ties. lace In Show country lobby for their home area, but the convention votes to hold the meeting in the same place next year. Ruth Ann Lucke, junior in Teach ers College, acted as skitmaster. Jody Chalupa, junior in Teach ers College, was again presented as Ideal Nebraska Coed. Miss Chalupa was announced as the winner at the Monday night per formance. Also presented at the intermis sion were the twelve Cornhusker Beauty Queen finalists. They are Carol Beattie, Jancy Carman, Mary Ann Daly, Arlene Hrbek, Carol Link, Shari Lewis, Joan Pollard, Ann Wade, Joan Riha, Lucette Makepeace, Sandra Stevens and Mary Keys. . , Chickens: Research Produces New Line University poultry research k entists have developed seven lines of inbred pedigreed chickens which may be the source of exceptional hybrid varieties. Professor F. E. Mussehl, poultry husbandry department chairman, said the inbred chickens have been made available, in limited quan tities, to several of the major mid western hatcheries. When the Nebraska inbreds are crossed with other commercial lines, Prof. Mussehl reported, hy brid chicks of high quality have resulted. One of the inbred lines of Leg horns has high resistance to lym phomatosis, or range paralysis, a virus-like disease which annually destroys over 800,000 chickens in Nebraska, causing a loss esti mated at $1,000,000. The lines developed were of four breeds Leghorns, Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Reds and California Greys. The inbreeding work, now supervised by Dr. T. S. Yao, poultry geneticist, seeks to improve egg size, interior egf quality, hatch-ability and total egg production. The research project is now di rected to crossing these inbred lines to develop more vigorous hy brids, Mr. Wight said, and somt promising stocks are resulting. ROTC Offers Minute Man Award Medals Minute Man Awards, offered an nually by the ROTC Department, will be presented at one of the ROTC parades this spring. The awards originally set up be Col. James Ladd, are now un der the sponsorship of the Sons of the American Revolution. Tht award consists of a medaL Prior to April 2, two first year members will be selected from each platoon of the Army ROTC to participate in the competition. The awards are based on leader ship, bearing, appearance and In terest in the ROTC program. Those entering competition .will appear before a board of cadet officers in April. They will be ex amined on knowledge of the Gen eral Orders, Preamble to the Con stitution, the American Creed and various elements of military drill. As many as 30 medals may be awarded each year. . Further in formation may be secured from the ROTC office in the Military and Naval Sciencs Building.