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Forty-seven top scholars have
been elected to membership in Phi
Beta Kappa, national honorary
scnoiastic society and Sigma Xi,
national honorary scientific re
New members were introduced at
the societies' annual joint banquet
Elected to membershio In both
groups were Gary; Bannister. Rich
ard Christensen, Michael Perleg,
Charles Gibson and Mrs. Marilee
. Nyquist Gray.
Other new members are:
Mrs. Jane; Laase Becker, Mrs.
Bonnie Brondfir, James Carson,
Mrs. Thelma Thomson Cox; Su
lanne Good John Gourlay, Robert
Haag, Florence Haslem, Robert
Hawke, Cynthia Henderson Vir
ginia Laun, Sharon Mangold, Mrs.
Marianne Hansen Means, Roma
Miller, Roger Newman, Allen' Over-
cash, Ellen ; Pickett, Mrs. Nancy
Pailing Rodgers, Barbara Schmek
er, Charles Smith, Mrs. Charlene
Pierce Travis, Fred Van Vleck,
Eleanor von Bargen, Carrie West
and John Westmore.
Other new associate members
of Sigma Xi are Marvin Coffey,
Wallis Cramond, James Eagen,
Ralph Floral, Lowell Hummel,
Gary Koberstein, Rossell Lang,
Bruce Maunder, James Rogers,
Darrel Schindler, Dennis Sousek,
John Toman, Irven Wagner, Joyce
Walla, Jack Wier, Charles Wright
and Dale Wurst.
Bartnister, Rogers, Carson, Haag,
Miss Laun and Westmore are now
attending the College of Medicine
Three of the new members
Miss Schmoker,' Van Vleck and
Koberstein were graduated
from the University in February.
P. C. Sylvester-Bradley, lectur
er in geology at Sheffield Univer
sity in England, told those attend-
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Sigma Xi Selects 21
Associate members of Sigma
Xi, national honorary scientific
research society, are left to
right, front row, Gary Bannister,
Michael Dereig, Charles Gibson,
Richard Christensen, Dick
Second row, Irven Wagner,
Darrel Schindler, Joyce Walla,
James Eagen, Ralph Foral,
Third row, Russell Lang,
James Rogers, Dale Wurst, John
Toman, Wallis Cramond, Bruce
Maunder, Charles Wright, Low-
Not pictured are Dennis Sou
sek and Gary 'Keberstein.
Speaker at the banquet honor
ing new members Tuesday night,
was Prof. P. C. Sylvester-Bradley
lecturer in geology at
Sheffield University in England.
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New PBK's Revealed
Pictured above are top schol
ars at the University who were
elected to membership in Phi
Beta Kappa, national honorary
Left to right, front row are
Mis. Thelma Cox, Roma Miller,
Mrs. Marianne Means, Suzanne
Good, Sharon Mangold, Cynthia
Henderson and Francis Pickett.
Second row, Carrie West, Mrs.
Charlene Travis, Eleanor Von
Bargen, Mrs. Bonnie Bronder,
Barbara Schmoker, Florence
Haslam, Mrs. Nancy Rogers and
Third row, Michael Derieg,
Gary Bannister, John Westmore,
James Carson, Robert Hawke,
Robert Haag, Allen Overcash,
Fred Van Vleck, John Gourlay,
Andy Smith, Roger Newman,
Charles Gibsoa and Richard
ing the dinner that "the physical
conditions obtaining on the earth
are many times duplicated through
"There is some evidence," he
said, "that life originated some
800 million years ago and by a rap
id 'explosive' evolutionary pattern
gave rise to all presently known
phyla within 200 million years."
Sylvester-Bradley, a guest lec
turer at Kansas University said
that since the stimulus of a sim
ilar environment produces con
vergent and analagous structures,
ft is possible to predict what form
life will take on many other plan
ets having a similar environment.
Also honored at the banquet
were those students elected to Phi
Beta Kappa during the first se
mester. They are: Howard Kopas,
Marvin Friedman, Mrs. Margaret
Elliott Ashida, Mrs. Cathryn Olds
kee Rochman, Ann Yeakley and
Mrs. Shirley Rosenberg.
AUF To M
Representatives from nine states
will attend a conference for cam
pus community chests to be held
at the University May 11 and 12
The event, sponsored by the All
University Fund, is the Iirst ot its
kind to be held in this area and has
been undertaken at the suggestion
of World University Service. Ac
cording to WUS, an international
student relief organization, AUF
Voting for the Goddess of Agri
culture will be held Thursday
from noon until 5 p.m. in the Ag
Union, according to Al Trenkle,
manager of the Farmers Fair
The Goddess will be selected
from among the senior women in
Ag College having at least a 5.5
cumulative average and majoring
in Home Economics.
All undergraduate students in
the College of Agriculture are eli
gible to vote. The winner will be
announced during the Farmers
Fair, May 11-12.
A large variety of entertainment
end events has been scheduled for
this year's Farmers Fair, Trenkle
said. They include a rodeo, a bar
becue, and the Dairy Royal Live
stock Show during the afternoon
and evening of May 11. The fes
tivities will resume the following
morning with the Block id Bridle
Showmanship Contest, the Quarter
Horse Show, a kid's animal show,
a pie eating contest, a horse shoe
contest, a boot race, a sack race,
a slipper kick, and many other
In the afternoon, a rodeo will
again be held followed by the an
nual Cotton and Denim Dance in
the evening. Couples traditionally
wear levis and cotton dresses to
Jimmy Phillips and his orches
tra will furnish music for the
dance and the Goddess of Agri
culture, Whisker King, and rodeo
winners will be announced during
maintains one of the better organ
izational programs in the Midwest
area and is the leader in contribu
tions on the University level.
The purpose of the meeting is to
coordinate the organization's ef
forts and to provide for the pooling
of ideas on the subjects of solicita
tion, publicity, education, admin
istration and the philosophy of
A steering committee with Sally
Carter and Beverly . Buck as co
chairmen is planning the effort.
Other members of the committee
ar Jeanne Elliott, Beth Keenan
and Sam Jensen.
Students attending the seminar
will represent Kansas, Oklahoma,
South Dakota, Iowa, Wyoming,
Missouri, Minnesota, Colorado and
The seminar will begin May 11
with a dinner in the Union follow
ing registration of representatives.
William Alloway, World University
Service representative, has been
invited to speak following the din
ner. The morning and afternoon of
May 12 will be devoted to group
discussion meetings at which Rex
Knowles, AUF advisor, will speak.
Wendell Brown, representing
United Cerebral Palsy, will speak
at a lunch meeting May 12, and
John Hermann of the Nebraska
Heart Association will speak at
dinner that evening..
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Vol. 29, No. 70
Wednesday, April 11, 1956
Athletes To Speak At Aid
Interviews for Union committee
chairmen and assistant chairmen
will be held April 21 in the Faculty
Lounge. The interviews will start
at 9 p.m.
Twelve chairmanship positions
and twelve assistant chairman
ships will be open.
Chairmen will be selected for
the following committees: person
and displays, special activities,
public relations, convocations, gen
e r a 1 entertainment, hospitality,
music, film and forum.
Applicants must have a 5.0 over
all average. Applications must be
turned in by Tuesday to the activi
ties office, according to Shirley
Jesse, president of the Union.
Athletes To Visit
Dan Towler, left, a profession
al football player with the Los
Angeles Rams, and Jack Robin
son, right, an Ail-American bas
ketball player with Baylor Uni
versity and a member of the
1943 Olympic basketball team,
will . be guest speakers at a
dinner April 24 for University
athletes to discuss next fall's
meeting of the Fellowship of
Christian athletes here.
Dr. Frank Baxter, Professor of
English at the University of South
em California and a noted lecturer
on Shakespeare, will be the fea
hired speaker at the annual honors
All classes will be dismissed at
10 a.m. until noon Tuesday to
allow students to attend the con
Honored will be those students
who are in the upper three precent
of their classes or have been con
tinously on the honor roll. Also
being honored are students who
are being awarded prizes or schol
The University Foundation will
present $1000 awards to two dis
tinguished teachers. One award
will be made to the outstanding
teacher in the science and technical
field, and another in the field of
humanities and social studies.
Past winners of the teacher's
award were Prof. Lane Lancaster
in 1954, and Prof. Thomas Goodd
ing and Prof. Clifford Hicks in
1955. Chancellor Clifford Hardin
selects the winners from those ed
ucators nominated by the deans
of the different colleges.
Dr. Baxter is best known for his
work in educational television. His
"Now and Then" series on which
he read and discussed the worlds
great literature and his two Be
rn ester "Shakespeare on TV"
which was the first courses to be
which was the first course to be
taught over TV for academic
credit, have received national ac
claim. The "Shakespeare on TV"
course won fourteen awards includ
ing a Sylvania award and an
"Emmy" presented by the televi
"Life" magazine selected Dr.
Baxter as one of the eight most
popular professors in the country.
He was also named one of the five
"Speakers-of-the-Year" in 1954 by
Tau Kappa Alpha, national forensic
Baxter received his M.A. from
the University of Pennsylvania
and his Doctorate from the Uni
versity of Cambridge, England.
TICKET 8ALE BEGINS
Tickets are now on sale for the
Kosmet Klub Spring show. Accord
ing to Bill Bedwell, All KK mem
bers are selling tickets.
It is also possible to buy tickets
in the Union and at Walt's Music
Prices for Tickets are $1.10, $1.50
and $1.80. The show, VKiss Me
Kate", a musical comedy featur
ing Cecilia TeSelle and Melvin
Davidson will oe presented April
19, 20, and 21 at the Nebraska
Dan Towler, fullback for the
Los Angeles Rams, and Jack
Robinson, Ail-American basket
ball player from Baylor, will be
the featured speakers at a supper
for university athletes April 24.
The supper is planned to pro
mote the first summer confer
ence for college and high school
athletes and coaches, to be held
August 19-23 at Estes Park, Colo.
It is also to build interest in next
fall's Fellowship of Christian
Athletes meeting to be held here
The fall meeting is being plan
ned to replace the spring meet
ing which was cancelled because
it conflicted with Spring vacation.
Expected at next fall's conference
are top athletes Otto Graham, Al-
vin Dark, Robin Roberts, Doak
Walker and Bob Richards.
Dr. Rex Knowles, pastor of the
Presbyterian student house, is a
charter member of the FCA and
he covered the Denver Convention
for the University. He stated
"This is a very significant group
of people and I feel that they
are doing a tremendous job
throughout the conference. Dr.
Knowles is a former professional
said, "This is a fine project
and something that should gain
strength both here and on
Towler and Robinson are also
expected to attend a breakfast
April 25 to discuss the plans for
the fall meeting.
Exams To Take Eight Days
The Faculty Senate Tuesday ap
proved the adoption of an eight-day
examination period and neara a
report upon a recent action taken
by the Board of Regents concern
ing academic tenure and privilege
The by-laws of the Board ot Ke
BillOrwig, director of athletics, J gents, which have been vague on
the subject of academic tenure
and privilege, have been clarified
in accordance with the recommen
dations of the American Associa
tion of University Professors.
The old by-laws provision stat
ed that "in all cases involving ter
mination of services to the Uni-
Westhrooh To Make Last Appearance
With NU Singers In Spring Concert
The University Singers concert
April 17 will mark the last ap
pearance of Dr. Arthur Westbrook
with a University chorus.
Dr. Westbrook, a University tra
dition, has given his students much
more than an apreciation and an
education in music, according to
a student who has worked with
him for five years.
"Doctor has often spoken to the
Singers about philosophical and
spiritual matters and his opinions
are valued by students," he said.
Students feel almost a sort of
awe, veneration and deep te-
spect" for Dr. Westbrook, accord
ing to a sophomore student who
has worked with him for two
Dr. Westbrook inspires in his
students a great desire to learn
as much as possible, said another
student; who has participated in
Singers for four years.
Dr. Westbrook is too modest
and unassuming to realize the
great influence he has over his
students, and the amount of help,
academic and otherwise he has
given them, she said.
His wisdom and valuable expe
rience are a constant inspiration,
Dr. Westbrook, ' who has been
with the University 17 years, said
ne felt that extra time spent with
students was "only part of the
business that is entirely in the
realm of normal activities."
'One of the most rewarding
things in my teaching career is
seeing students go out to teach
and having their training show up
when their students come to the
University," he said.
It is also gratifying when a stu
dent goes on in the field pf profes
sional music as performers, he
In reference to his students, Dr.
Westbrook said he felt that all
students had ability and are real
ly quite genuine people with more
than average talent.
Dr. Westbrook said he unfailing
ly found enthusiasm and an eager
ness to learn among students.
"My stay here has been most
rewarding," he said. On his fa
vorite sugject of good music, Dr.
Westbrook said he enjoyed a great
many kinds of music but he said
he especially liked Verdi's "Aida",
Puccini's "La Boheme" and "Mad
am Butterfly" and the symphonies
Dr. Westbrook said he felt the
best way for students to gain a
music literature education was to
listen to great music. "I keep
needling them to listen to the New
York Philharmonic broadcasts and
the Saturday afternoon operas,"
Dr. Westbrook was selected as
fall semester by The Nebraskan
Peace Tour Starts
By WALT SWITZER
U. N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold reached Cairo Tues
day to pursue his peace mission tour of the Middle East.
Continuing bloodshed in southern Israel and along the Egyptian
held Gaza Strip was reported even as Hammarskjold and Gen. E. L.
Burns, chief of staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organ
ization, arrived on the scene.
Emille Bustini, a Lebanese government official, told reporters
earlier he would ask Hammarskjold "to get the United Nations to
implement its own 1947-48 resolutions" on Palestine, These called for
internationalization of Jerusalem, which Israel claims as its capital,
and for repatriation or compensation for 900,000 Arab refugees forced
out of Palestine.
In connection with the Middle East Situation, House GOP Leader
Martin (Mass.) said no request for authority to send U.S. troops is
contemplated "at this time."
Secretary of State Dulles and 14 key congressional leaders Tues
day discussed the grave Middle East events while news reports told
of bloody, fighting between Israeli and Egyptian troops.
Eisenhower left virtually no doubt he would ask Congress for
authority to use troops in the Middle East if the United Nations voted
to quell aggression there. He also pledged U.S. support "in the fullest
measure" for Hammarskjold's peace mission.
'56 Alert Scheduled
A nationwide war drill to rehearse what might happen in a nuclear
assault on 76 American cities, named "Operation Alert 1956," will be
held July 20-26.
President Eisenhower, the armed forces and the Canadian gov
ernment will participate, the Office of Defense Mobilization announced.
The operation will be a combined civil defense and government
evacuation exercise. The procedure will be similar to last year's
evacuation of skeletonized federal agencies to secret relocation sites.
Experts have begun reassembling parts of the B-47 Jet bomber
which exploded and crashed Friday south of Ceresco.
Lincoln Air Force Base officials said the entire plane will be oieced
together in an attempt to learn the cause of the mid-air explosion.
Trucks began moving shattered fragments of the B-47 back to the base
Investigators are concerned over the unsuccessful attempts to
locate the main entrance door to the bomber. Officials have not dis
counted the possibility parts of the plane may have fallen to the
ground before the explosion occurred.
versity by one who has acquired
academic tenure the Chancellor
shall submit all pertinent facts
relating thereto to the Senate Com
mittee on Academic Privilege and
receive its recommendations."
Professor Cohen, chairman o!
the Senate Committee on Academic
Privilege, explained that this old
provision does not actually give
this committee any legal power in
cases of this sort. The new rec
ommendation concerning academ
ic privilege and tenure was pre
sented to the Chancellor by the
committee and was then adopted
by the Board of Regents. It was
written into the new edition of the
Regents Bylaws which became ef
fective Jan. 7, 1956. It stat
ed specifically in section E-7-D
that such persons will be informed
in writing of the charges against
him, that he will be accorded a
full hearing by the Senate Commit
tee and that the findings of the
Committee will be presented to
Board of Regents for appropriate
In case the Board action is at
variance with the Committee rec
ommendation, the reason for the
action must be presented in a
written opinion, copies of which
will be made available to the par
This action gives the Committee
considerably more power in such
cases and brings the Regents by
laws into accordance with the stan
dards of the AAUF.
The Senate also adopted the pol
icy of an eight-day final examina
tion period to become effective with
the academic year 1956-57. The
Council approved the action, last
"The action will not alter the
starting or ending days of classes,
nor disrupt in general the present
pattern of the examination sched
ule," the Liason Committee, who
presented the recommendation,
This means that students will
generally not be scheduled to take
more than two examinations in
one day, that common examina
tions will be accompanied in sched
ule and that rotation of examina
tion periods will be continued.
In order to do this, there will be
no reading periods prior to the
examination periods. The first day
of examinations will be devoted
to freshman English. The only
night examinations will be that of
The Senate felt that with these
changes, the final examination
periods can be accomodated in
eight days with no greater diffi
culties than are now encountered in
the nine or ten day period.
The committee on scholarships
also reported that 373 University
scholarships totaling $3,393.67
have been awarded. This is an
increase of approximately $4000
over last year. Of the grants giv
en, a total of $30,000 was given
to upperclassmen, $3,200 to for
eign students, $3500 to Incoming
freshman and $6000 to donor
Chancellor Hardin stressed that
this amount was actually only a
small per centage of the total
scholarships awarded; that the spe
cific colleges and private donors
are not included in this amount.
Eleven high schools in the Oma
ha, Lincoln, Fremont, and Beatrice
area will participate in high school
debate this Saturday.
There will be four rounds, two
in the morning, starting at '9:30
a.m., and two in the afternoon.
Members of Delta Sigma Rho and
the debate squad will serve as
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