The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 29, 1956, Image 1

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Vj N- 55 LINCOLN, NEBRASKA Wednesday, February 29TT956
Selleck Quad:
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.
New MB
Post Given
To Sit
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
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:
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
"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
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.
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
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.
Courtesy Lincoln Star
He was also ac
Knowles On R-E:
asfor Emphasizes
Week's Importance
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.
believes that
the seminars
during the aft
ernoons are
the m o s t im
portant. The
"question and
answer sessions'
Courtesy Lincoln Str
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
"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
"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:
Two University scientists
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
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
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
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
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
"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.
i a e n l e d permission to leave uie
country for approximately two
years as a result of questionable
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
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:
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
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
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
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.
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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
. . . 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
Tryouts for this year's last Uni-
versity Theater production, "Z.&cy
of Scotland," will be held Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday of next
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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. . ,
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
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
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.