The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 24, 1956, Image 1

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It Happened At NU
A pledge class was recently picked up on
general charges of disturbing the peace, with
the possibility of lighting fire to the Women!
Residence Halls.
They had been burning sacks in the street in
front of the Girls' Dorm at 2:30 in the morning.
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Weather 'r Not
The spring-like weather in the Lincoln area is
expected to continue Friday and Saturday with
highs ranging in the 60's. There will be moder
ate south to southeast winds. No precipitation
is predicted.
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Vol. 29, No. 65
Friday, March 24, 1955
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Sam Ellis, Phi Delta Theta, was
elected president "6f the Interfra
ternity Council Wednesday night
by representatives of the 24 fra
ternities on the University campus,
Other officers elected are: Vice
president, Bob Cook, Delta Tau
Delta; treasurer. Ben Belmont,
Zeta Beta Tau; secretary, Bo
Schuyler, Phi Gamma Delta.
Ellis, a junior in Business Ad
ministration, is a former treasurer
of the All University Fund, histor
ian of Kosmet Klub and past Stu
dent Council member.
Cook is president of Delta Tau
Delta, a Nebraskan copy editor
and a junior in Arts and Sciences,
Belmont, junior in pre-law, is
secretary of AUF, a member of
Kosmet Klub and past secretary of
Zeta Beta Tau.
Schuyler is an AUF Board mem
ber, a sophomore in Business Ad
ministration and a Kosmet Klub
Other nominees for president
Were Dick Reische, Beta Theta Pi
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Ma gnu son
Arnold Magnuson, 32, executive
vice president of the Beatrice
Chamber of Commerce, has been
named executive secretary of the
University Alumni Association.
Magnuson, a 1948 graduate from
the University, will succeed Jamas
Pittenger, who resigned recently
to accept the position as adminis
trative aide to Chancellor Clifford
Since graduation, Magnuson has
served as manager of various de
partments for the J.C. Penney
Company in Lincoln, and was sec
retary-manager of the Falls City
Chamber of Commerce before
taking the Beatrice Chamber po
sition. Commenting on his new job,
Magnuson said "My wife and I
have always liked Lincoln and are
very proud of the University of Ne
braska. It is very pleasing to me to
have the opportunity to work with
the Alumni Association and the
"The next ten years will be crit
ical ones in American education.
The expected 5ft per cent increase
in college enrollment will tax the
system to the extreme. I hope, that
as Alumni Secretary and head of
a well organized Association, to
be able to play a hand in the
strengthening of the University for
your children as well as mine."
Magnuson will take over official
ly on May 1.
Library Finds
Book Display
Space Lacking
Plans are being made for the
purchase of book display cases for
the Love Library lobby, Bernard
Kreissman, assistant director of
the library, announced Thursday.
Professors Frank Lundy, Library
Director, and Bertrant Schultz, Di
rector of the Art Museum, are
supervising the project.
The idea for the display cases
was conceived when tvo visitors to
the University commented on spac
iousness for book displays and the
fine collection of art, but that
there was no place to put thern,
he said.
At present the American Lltera-ture-Orr
Room in trie only spot
where displays can be shown,
Kreissman said.
One difficulty is thate funds
to finance this project will not be
drawn from tax funds, he Bdded.
"We hope that shortly the cases,
V'hich will demonstrate to the stu
I"nts and visitors the treasures of
th University library, can be ob
tuined," Kreisftrnan, said.
and Cook. Also nominated for vice
president were Jim Boling, Pi Kap
pa Phi, and Jim Feather, Farm
House. Other nominees for treasurer
were Ben Neff, Delta Tau Delta,
and Feather. Also nominated for
secretary were Bill Thompson, Phi
Delta Theta, Marv McNiece, Delta
Upsilon, and Don Freeman, Sigma
Alpha Epsilon.
There was no business at IFC
meeting other than the e'ection of
new officers.
Retiring IFC officers are: presi
dent, Bill Campbell, Phi Gamma
Delta; vice president, John Gour
lay, Beta Theta Pi; treasurer, Dick
Trupp, Delta Tau Delta; secretary,
Sam Ellis, Phi Delta Theta.
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or Entrance
In Ivy Sing
Kosmet Klub has received a pe
tition from the Residence Assoc
iation for Men for entrance of the
RAM Glee Club in the Ivy Day
singing competition.
The RAM is proud to be able
to offer the services 'of its Glee
Club in helping to make the Ivy
Day sing an all-campus event,"
Douglas Jenson, RAM president
said. Kosmet Klub invited the
RAM to compete last year, but
Selleck Quadrangle had no glee
club organization, Jenson said.
'Kosmet Klub is happy to see
this interest on the part of RAM
in the Sing," Von Innes, Kosmet
Klub president said. "There are,
however, several complications,"
he continued. "The RAM Glee Club
represents some 800-900 men, while
a iraternity chorus would repre
sent a membership of 100 at the
very maximum."
"Personally, I feel that it would
be unfair to place the RAM Glee
Club in competition for that rea
son," Innes said. "Also, at the
present time the Kosmet Klub con
stitution states that they shall spon
sor an 'Interfraternity Sing' on Ivy
"If the Innocents-Mortar Board
committee on Ivy Day would allow
the time, the Kosmet Klub would
like to see the RAM Glee Club in
cluded on the program this year
as a guest group, not entering the
competition," Innes said.
Possibly this could be expanded
in following years to include the
various dorm houses and men's
cooperatives in the competition,"
Innes said.
The RAM Glee Club has been
organized since last fall, under the
direction of Dick Oehring, and is
fully prepared to enter the Ivy
Day sing, Jenson said. '
Olson Co.
Apparent low bidder for the cen-
eral contract on the proposed south
addition to the Women's Residence
Halta, is Olson Construction Com
pany of Lincoln which submitted
a bid Thursday afternoon of $356.-
Low bidder for the mechanical
contract is Natkin and Company,
Lincoln, $113,340, and for electric
al contract, Dodran Electric Com
pany, Omaha, $46,124.
The University's Board of Re
gents will award the contracts
Saturday at 11 a.m.
The four-story addition, which
will house 160 students, will con
sist of an "L" shaped building con
nected to the Residence Halls by
an enclosed one-story sun room.
The exterior of the building will
be finished in red brick with
Indiana limestone trim.
Financing for the structure -will
come from the recently issued $4,
000,000 revenue bond issue which
will be retired from student and
rental fees. No tax funds are in
Other bidders are:
General contract George Cook,
$373,539; Assenmacher Construc
tion Co., $332,488; M. W. Ander
son Construction Co., $33,9B7; W.
Browr Construction Co., $."H7,-
900; Kingery Construction Co.,
liMi.OOO and Wescott-Bowen, $405,-
411, all of Lincoln.
Mechanical contract Ray Mar
tin, $114,400; Reinhardt Brothers,
$115,977; Wentz Fuel and Oil, $118,-
33 and Newberg and Bookstrom,
$124,007, ail of Lincoln.
Electrical contract A.B.C.
Electric, $!ifi,7(K; Indrtrial Elec
tric, $1,857; Mson Electric, $60,-
278 and OramnnwiKh, $61,1)79.
Low Bid
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The New Rises
Shown above are the nearly
completed Kappa Sigma frater
unity house and the nearly
wrecked Baptist Student house.
The two projects are part of a
general building expansion by
private organizations on the
New Buildings:
Expansion In Store
For Campus Mouses
Considerable expansion is ki
store for the University campus
as two fraternities, two student
religious houses and a sorority
plan for new facilities.
Kappa Sigma fraternity, whose
work on a new house began on
September 6, 1955, hope to see
the building completed by the end
of May, according to Jan Pickard,
past president. The new modern
style house will consist of two
connected buildings, one contain
ing the library, living room and
house mother's quarters, and one
containing the dining room, study
and sleeping quarters.
The latter are unique on the
University campus, Pickard said,
being neither dormitory nor study
room style. Instead, each four
man sleeping room will be flanked
by two-man study rooms. The
house, built at a cost of $214,
000, will accomodate 72 people.
Dissatisfaction with the location
and condition of the present house
was given as the reason for mov
ing. Delta Upsilon fraternity has not
yet contracted for the building of
their new house, but hope to have
it ready by next September, ac
cording to Joe Krause, president.
It will be located on the corner of
16th and Vine. The modern brick
and stone structure will accommo
date 48 -to 64 people.
Delta Gamma sorority will not
continue with plans for their new
house which will be located at
636 North 16th Street until they
have sold their present house. In
conventient location and the crowd
ed house necessitated the move, ac
cording to Carol Link, vice-president.
The Lutheran Student House is
planning an annex for a worship
sanctuary, according to the Rev.
Alvin M. Peterson, pastor. There
is no definite time schedule on
the project, but the Student House
hopes to have the sanctuary ready
in a year or two.
The Presbyterian-Congregational
Student House plans the addi
tion of a chapel and a recreation
The Outside World:
Dulles Reports On Trip
Nebraskan Start Writer
Secretary of State Dulles Thursday gave Democratic and Repub
lican -congressional leaders a "moderately optimistic" report of con
ditions in the Middle East and Far East.
President Eisenhower sat in as Dulles made his report to 22 leaders
of Congress on this just-completed
CPP Confers On Atom
About 200 persons from Lancaster, Gage and Saline counties at
tended a conference on the applications of atomic energy held at Doane
College Thursday.
At the same time, officials of Consumers Public Power District
were in Chicago negotiating a contract with the Atomic Energy Com
mission to build an atomic energy power plant near the intersection of
the three counties.
Consumers hopes to sign the
or eight weeks.
Magnani, Eorgnine Honored
Anna Magnani and Ernest Borgnine were presented Oscars as best
actress and best actor of 1955 at
Wednesday night.
Mies Magnani received the award
and Borgnine received his for his pari in "Marty."
Jo Van Fleet and Jack Lcmmon were named best supporting ac
tress and beut supporting actor. "Love is a Many-Spleiidored Thing"
received the award as best movie
Bus Lines Ask Increase
Lincoln City Bus Lines will file a request with the State Railway
Commission early next week for the
down last fall.
The company will ask for a continuation of the present cash fare
of 15 cents for all persons over 12 years of age. It will also ask that
children from 5 to 12 who now get two tokens for 15 cents be charged
straight 10-cent far. ,
The Old Falls
University campus. The Kappa
Sigma fraternity hopes to be
able tb move into their new house
next fall. Located at 525 North
16th street, the building was con
structed at a cost of $214,000,
room, for which the ground will
be broken late this spring. The
chapel will seat about 280 people
and will cost approximately $100,
000. The funds were raised through
contributions of student and alum
ni and through a fund raised by
the Presbyterian churches of Ne
braska. The old Baptist Student House,
located on north 15th and unused
for two years, is now being torn
down. The Baptist Fellowship is
new meeting with the Disciples of
Christ in the Cotner School of Re
ligion and will continue to meet
there ki the future, the Rev. Rob
ert E. Davis, pastor, said.
Health Day
Panel Talks
On Stress
An international authority in the
field of stress in everyday living
said Thursday afternoon that "we
should accept a certain amount of
stress as Inherent in life and only
fight stress where it obviously
weakens, wears out and results in
Dr. Gunnar Heuser, research as
sociate at the Institute of Experi
mental Medicine and Surgery, Uni
versity of Montreal, appeared on
a panel at the annual College
Health Day.
Dr. Heuser said it has been
shown by experiments that the
body reacts to stress with a very
typical set of symptoms.
"This response leads the organ
ism into a stage of adaptation to
stress. It is a normal reaction of
a normal organism. Only if
stress is too severe or too pro
longed, or if the body's reactions
become deranged, disease ensues.
This should be prevented.
"However, stress can also he,
under circumstances, a stimulus
to a healthy full life."
trip to 10 Asian nations.
final contract for the plant in six
the1 Academy Awards presentation
for her role in "The Rose Tatto,"
same fare increase that was turned
raised by personal solicitations
from alumni. The Baptist Student
House was abandoned two years
ago. The Baptist Fellowship
has been meeting with the Dis
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era fi
Thirty-five women have pledged
Zeta Tau Alpha to form the newest
addition to Sorority Row.
The fifteenth sorority, Zeta Tau
Alpha, formerly had a chapter here
which was forced off campus dur
ing the depression for financial
Pat Coover was elected presi
dent of the new sorority. Other
officers include Bonnie Prior, vice
president; Pat Alvord, recording
secretary; Pat Patterson, corre
sponding secretary, and Janice
Larson, treasurer.
"We win participate in Rush
Week next fall and also hope to
participate in campus activities
this spring," Miss Coover said.
A house with Georgian style
architecture and pillars will be
constructed by the sorority on
University Terrace near 17th and
R streets.
The organization of the new so
rority began last October. "We be
lieve that another sorority is need
ed on campus and we are thrilled
to see that this sorority has be
come a reality," Miss Coover said.
Zeta was founded at Longwood
College in Farmville, Va., Oct. 15,
1898. It was chartered as a legal
corporation in 1902, thus becoming
the first sorority to be chartered in
Virginia and the only one ever to
be chartered by a special act of
the legislature.
Charters have been granted to
97 college chapters in colleges and
NU Council
University interpretation of Re
gents by-laws concerning the ju
diciary committee's ruling that In
terfraternity Council, Panhellenic
and the Union are subject to the
Council's average requirement,
was presented at the Student Coun
cil meeting Wednesday.
The interpretation, as approved
in December, 1953, by Acting
Chancellor John Selleck, stated
that IFC and Panhellenic are sub
ject to the faculty Senate com
mittee on general organizations
and the Dean of Student Affairs.
"These groups may take no ac
tion that conflicts with University
policy or rules though they may
make such regulations affecting
only fraternities and sororities as
they may desire," the approved
interpretation stated.
This interpretation is in effect
until further administrative action,
Andy Hove, Council president,
This policy states that the
Council has no authority over fra
ternities and sororities but Coun
cil jurisdiction over organizations
thereof are not forbidden," Marv
B res low, CCRC, said.
"I referred to a point in the
approved interpretation Which stat
ed that social fraternities and
sororities are not under the juris
diction of the Council but made no
other mention of Council jurisdic
tion," Breslow said.
In other Council business, a mo
tion to recommend to the faculty.
commencement committee that
a speaker be oouoned lor com
mencement failed. Glenna Berry,
second vice-president, presented a
suggestion of the committee calling
for a student sneaker or no speak
er st all. No final 4'cision was
The Council picnic U slated for
April 85.
ciples ot Christ fat the Cotner
School of Religion and will con
tinue to meet there in the future.
No new building is planned to
replace the old. Other organiza-
. . . Zeta Tau
universities throughout the United
States and Canada. The organiza
tion attained international status
in 1929 with the establishment of a
chapter at the University of Man
itoba. Sorority women on the Nebraska
campus are in favor of the intro
duction of the new sorority accord
ing to the opinions expressed by
sorority presidents.
"We're all very glad to see an
other sorority on campus and we'll
do all we can to help them get
started," Jo Kruger, president of
Chi Omega, said.
Beth Keenan, president of Kap
pa Alpha Theta, said she felt the
addition of Zeta Tau Alpha would
be a benefit to the campus as a
whole and in particular to the so
rority system. "This is a much
needed addition and Panhellenic is
to be praised for their part in or
ganizing it," she added.
"I think everyone will agree that
there certainly has been need for
a fifteenth sorority and Panhel
pring Bay
Chariot Hate,
Tug-of-wars, chariot races and a
greased pig catch are among the
events announced to be held on
Spring Day, May 4, by the Spring
Day committee.
Spring Day chairman Don Beck
also announced the chairmen of the
committees. The various commit
tees and their chairmen are as
Awards, Sharon Hall; faculty,
Sandra Kadlacek; sales, Connie
Hurst; barbecue, Jackie Kilzer;
publicity, Fred Daly; contracts,
Rich Hagemeier; finance, Ben Bel
mont; arrangements, John Nelson,
and events, Nels Jensen.
Events are being divided into
groups according to team and In
dividual participation. The winners
of both the individual and the team
competitions in the faculty divi
sion, the women's division and
men's division will receive awards,
and engraved trophies will be
awarded to the winning men's and
women's organizations which
achieve the highest point totals in
all events.
The afternoon competition will
New Program
For Flying
A new flying program for college
undergraduates ha s been an
nounced by the Marine Corps.
The major feature of the new
program for the Platoon Leaders
Class in Aviation will be that mem
bers belong to it while attending
college and are guaranteed flight
training as second lieutenants in
the Marine Corps Reserves after
graduation. At this time they will
be designated student aviators and
begin training at the Naval Air Sta
tion, Pensacola, Fla.
No training will take place during
the school year. College-time train
ing will consist of six-week indoc
trination session during two sum
mer vacations at the Marine Corps
Schools, Quantico, Va. All train
ing and assignments will be for
More information may be ob
tained from the Marine Officer In
structor, NROTC Unit, MAN Building.
tions planning cspaneloa It
elude Delta Upeilon fraternity.
Delta Gamma sorority and th
Lutheran end Presbyterian-Coo-gregational
Student Houses.
Alpha Returns
lenic is taking a step forward be
cause of it," said Panhellenic pres
ident Mary Lou Pittack.
Zeta Tau Alpha also has a chap
ter at the University of Omaha.
Alumnae advisors of the sorority
instrumental in organizing the
group are Mrs. Madison Brewer
and Mrs. Wesley Antes.
Charter members of the fif
teenth sorority in addition to the
officers are: Marilyn Arvidson,
Beverly Ann Bartz, Cheryl Blake
way, Ann Brooks, Jayne Brown,
Rita Carroll.
Colette Crouse, Barbara Curry,
Katharine Gregory, Ann Hermes,
Doris Hinds, Carol Hughes, Jo Ann
Jaspers, Sharon Johnson, Marilyn
Kirk, Jeanette Krohn, Phyllis Me
Crary. Anna Marie Meyer, Dorothy Mul
hair, Anita Nordhausen, Dolly Ann
Rejda, Elaine Overturf, Lois Over
turf, Lois Sigwart, Martha Step
hens, Carla Wademan, Mary Jans
Wilhite, Jeanette Zabloudil, Mar
ilyn Zuhlke and Charlotte McVay.
To feature
begin at about 1:80 p.m. and wfll
be conducted by the N Club in a
manner similar to the track meet.
Applications have been sent to all
organized houses and are dot
April 7.
The scheduled events are: Worn
en's Division, relay events, costume
relay race, tug-of-war and sack
race relay. Individual events art
peanut pushing, 3-1 egged race,
baseball throw, egg catching, tan
dem bike, greased pig catch and
football throw.
Men's Division relay events are
the chariot race, tug-of-war and
push-ball. Individual events are th
wheelbarrow race, 3-legged race,
baseball throw, football throw, tan
dem bike, 100-yard backward race
and pushups.
Ag CcHcgo
To Set Up
Mew Majo
A new major is now In the pro
cess of being set up for Ag Collega
students interested in the ranch
ing phase of animal husbandry, ao
cording to Prof. William Loeffel,
chairman of the Animal Husban
dry Department.
The new mtjor will be tptitted
"Ranch Management" and tenta
tive course requirements have been
drawn up by a faculty committee, v
Loeffel said. The new curriculum
will have to be approved by the
faculty before it will become ef
fective, he added.
The general agriculture major
has been used as a basis lor th
proposed curriculum. It would in
clude 40 hours of agricultural cours
es, 23 hours of biological science,
10-14 hours of chemistry, and 23
28 hours of free . elect! ves. Eiiglkh
and social studies requirements
would be the same as under tht
general ag set-up.
A list of free etectives hci &lm
been drawn up by the -committe
and rated ss very desirable, 'mod
erately desirable, or dimimble for
a rarw.h tfiatwemettt jsv-'1?- "