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Vol. 29, No. 72
Tuesday, April 17, 1956
Sandra Speicher, 1955 Miss
Nebraska and a University junior
in Teachers College, is shown
crowning Miss Lincoln of 1956,
Diane Kuotek, junior in Arts and
Sciences. Miss Speicher, a mem
Diane Knotek, the only Miss Lin
coln finalist who was a Lincolnite,
has been named Miss Lincoln.
Judges selected ber on the basis
of intelligence, personality, poise,
talent, face and figure beauty.
Miss Knotek, Ft Beta Phi, is
a junior in Arts and Science, ma
joring in French. She is active in
many cam mis organizations and
Las appeared with many Univer
sity musical groups.
Her activities, include: 1955 Ac
tivity Queen, finalist for I.d.e.a.l
Nebraska Coed, Union Board,
member of Builder's executive
board. Phi Sigma Iota, romance
language honorary, and she ap
peared in the University produc
tions. "Bloomer Girl" and Fin-
Miss Knotek was out of town,
and unavailable for comment.
Miss Lincoln will compete at
Sidney in June for the Miss Ne
braska title, and the state's beauty
and talent queen will travel to At
lantic City, NJ, .late this sum
mer for a chance at the Miss
Sandy Speicher, last year's win-
M. P. Brunig and J. E. Murray,
professors of agricultural engineer
ing who are retiring from the
University staff, were honored at a
banquet Friday evening.
At the banquet they were pre
sented gifts in recognition of their
' f "
Coarmr Ltacoto Bur
long service to the University.
Brunig, assistant professor of ag
ricultural engineering, bas been at
the University since 1923 and be
has been teaching for forty years.
Before coming to Nebraska he
taught at North Bend, Sargent and
University Place High schools and
at Nebraska Wesleyan.
A native of Missouri, Brunig at
tended high school at Hebron. He
served in the Army during World
War I and with Air Force in World
Murray, a mechanic in agricul
tural engineering, has been an em
ployee at the University longer
than any other present employee.
He started here in 1901 as a steam
engineer in the power plant, a total
of 55 years.
Murray is well known for his
work in tractor testing, rural elec
trification and pump Irrigation.
Luv-cy Hill, associate fvofesi-r
and clairman of the department
of commercial arts at the Unive
sity. was named Nebraska Easi
ness Teacher of the Yei
The announcement was made
at the annual meeting of the Ne
braska Business Teachers Assoc
iation, held in Kearney over the
r. . ...jo.
Courtesy Lincoln Stat
ber of Kappa Kappa Gamma,
was Miss Lincoln of 1955. Miss
Kuotek is a member of Pi Beta
Phi. She was selected on a basis
of intelligence, person
ality, poise, talent and face and
unco II si
ner of Miss Lincoln and Miss Ne
braska titles, said she was "thril
led to have a girl of Diane's qual
ities follow in my footsteps. I know
that the people of Lincoln and the
University will be proud of her
in the state contest at Sidney."
Of the state contest to be held
in June, Miss Speicher had this to
say: "The judging is the same for
the title of Miss Nebraska as it is
for the Miss Lincoln title. "I per
sonally felt the state contest would
be a wonderful experience in gain
ing self-assurance and poise, no
matter what the outcome would
The 15 finalists for the title,
chosen from 45 contestants, were
all University coeds.
Reba Kinne, freshman in Teach
ers, was second place winner and
Nancy Carmody, Chi Omega jun
ior in Arts and Science was named
third place winner.
Other finalists were: Claudia Al
len, Alpha Chi Omega junior in
Teachers; Lavae Anderson, fresh
man in Home Economics; Carol
Ann Beattie, Alpha Omicron Pi
senior in Home Economics; Nancy
Boedeker, Kappa Kappa Gamma
sophomore in Teachers; Phyllis
Bonner, Alpha Omicron Pi fresh
man in Arts and Science.
Janis CockerilL freshman in
Teachers; Margaret Hansen, fresh
man in Arts and Science; Shera
lee Hill, Alpha Xi Delta senior in
Teachers; Jackie Kilzer, Alpha
Chi Omega sophomore in Teach
ers; Marilyn Lingo, Kappa Kappa
Gamma junior in Home Econom
ics, and Jacquelyn Miller, fresh
man. Outside World:
President Eisenhower vetoed
Congress be said that the high price support bill "would do barm to
every agricultural region of the country and also to the interests of
Marvin McLain, assistant secretary of Agriculture, said that the
veto of the bill wiU be more beneficial to the Midwest than most
other parts of the nation.
Following the announcement of
asserted that Eisenhower "did not
was too busy playing golf at Augusta."
Ellender also stated, "In my
little or nothing to do with writing the veto message. The language
is almost identical with objections made by Secretary Benson to the
The President made a public radio and TV address Monday night.
George Meany, AFL-CIO president, has called a special meeting
of the AFL-CIO Executive Council
The Teamsters Union has failed
dock workers union, that was ousted by the AFL on the grounds
that it was dominated by gangsters.
Dave Beck, bead of the Teamsters, said, following a conference
with Meany, "we analyzed this from one end to the other and felt the
whole thing should go to the Executive Council."
Chiefs To Visit
Britons are awaiting the arrival of Russian Premier Bulganin and
Communist chief Khrushchev. It was announced over Moscow radio
that "We feel sure that the Soviet leaders' visit to Britain will . . .
help break the deadlock in the matter of disarmament."
At the present time a subcommittee oi tne live Dig u.R. atomic
powers is meeting In London to discuss disarmament.
U.S. Asked To Join
The United States was called on Monday to join the Baghdad
Pact. Premier Hussein Ala of. Iran
pact would help to ward off possible
Ala also rapped Egypt and other Arab countries fo? hostility to
. . . Lambert Makes Announcement After
By SAM JENSEN
A new chairman of the depart
ment of agricultural economics is
being sought, W. V. Lambert, Dean
of the College of Agriculture, an
nounced Monday afternoon follow
ing a meeting with Chancellor Clif
The Nebraskan had announced
in Friday's paper that C. Clyde
For Ag College
A petition designed as a "vote
of confidence" for Dr. Clyde Mitch
ell will be circulated among agri
culture students by the Agricul
tural Economics Club, "Mel Bellin
ger said late Monday night.
The petition is still in rudimen
tary stagevhe said, but we plan
to get it moving in the next few
days. A great deal of interest
has already been shown in the peti
tion and in Dr. Mitchell, he added.
Mitchell, present chairman of the
department of agricultural eco
nomics, might not be able to re
sume his administrative duties
when he returns from Rome in
June where he is on a leave of
absence participating in the Ful
If If i&B
Five .hundred eighty University
students were honored 'this morn
ing at the 28th annual Honors Con
vocation for students ranking in
the upper ten per cent of their
Sixty-four seniors who ranked in
the upper three per cent or have
appeared on the honors list each
year since en
tering as fresh
men were in
ored on the
stag e of the
sor of English
ai we univer
i .4.5 gity of South-
Coortnr Uncoia tor ern California,
Baxter delivered the
address, "The One and the Many."
"There are two great forces
with which the individual must
reckon in the world today," Dr.
the farm bill. In his message to
the veto Sen. Ellender fD-La)
know what was in the bill," "he
humble opinion, the President had
to consider suspension of the
to cancel an alliance with the
felt that the strengthening of the
A statement by Lambert Mon
day said that Mitchell was in
formed of the change and Chan
cellor Hardin stated Monday that
Mitchell had talked to one indi
vidual whom the University con
sidered as a replacement for Mit
chell's Tost. i
According to Chancellor Hardin,
the change of a department head
by a dean of-a-eeiiege is regular
procedure with ensting approval
by the Board of 'Refents. He said
that the usual pre IMure was to
have a replacemei before the an
nouncement of the I change was
announced, howevf I
The change had len considered
for several month
hai. been set for tt
tion, the Chancellor
and no date
said. Concerning the set
sures" which cause the change,
Chancellor Hardin s id, "It is nec
essary that there e confidence
in the chairman of a department
if he is to be effect e.
Earlier in the ?ek, Lambert
said that Mitchell as still chair
man and that no ret ommendations
for a new chairman had been
made. Adam Breckenridge, Dean
of Faculties, said Saturday in a
statement to The Lincoln Journal
that Mitchell would "return to his
duties" in June. Breckenridge also
said earlier that Mitchell was still
chairman of the department.
Dean Lambert released a state
ment following the meeting with
the Chancellor Monday afternoon
There is the pressure of the. mass
on the individual and the duty of
individual to conform but not to
be suppressed, be said.
The mass wants every person to
be like every other person and ex
erts pressures to urge total con-
Three outstanding senior schol
ars at the University recetvefl spe
cial recognition at the annual Hon
ors Convocation held at the Coli
mingo, a Feb- .
the C. W.
Award for the f
of all four
Cmrtor Ltncola Var
son was given the C. W. Boucher
Memorial Senior Athletic Award
for the senior in athletics with the
highest scholastic average.
Coatttsr Llrvota Star Conrtny Lincoln Mar
. Bawke Gibson
The C. W. Boucher Memorial
Senior ROTC Award was presented
to Robert Hawke as the top senior
Miss Domingo ' completed her
University education in three and
one-half years with a scholastic
average of 8.57, or approximately
93 per cent. A commercial arts
major in Teachers College, she was
one of two students to receive their
degrees "with high distinction" at
the February commencement exer
cises. In addition to her scholastic ac
tivities, Miss Domingo served as
president of Delta Gamma soror
ity, a member of the Dean's Ad
visory Board in Teachers College
and unember of the Associated
Women Students board, women's
Gibson is majoring In geography
in the College of Arts and Sci
ences. A member of the track
team, he has a scholastic average
of 7.G6 or approximately 88 per
Hawke is a cadet captain in
Army ROTC. A student in the Col
lege of Business Administration, he
has a scholastic average of 8.21 or
approximately 91 per cent.
that said that two candidates for
the position had been contacted.
Journal and Star
Lambert's statement is as fol
lows: "The College of Agriculture,
with the assistance of members
Dr. Mitchell Well-Liked
Many Decline Comment
Members of the agricultural eco
nomics department were gener
ally silent concerning the removal
of Dr. C. Clyde Mitchell, now on
leave of absenoe, as chairman of
formity, he explained. ' '
The individual must conform to
as great a degree as possible but
a wise man "must save himself, Dr.
"The wise man. must not knuckle
under to mass pressure and be
reduced to a statistic," he said.
The recent wars have all been
fought over the relative import
ance of the individual and the
state, be said.
Dr. Baxter is a noted lecturer
on the literature of England and
America, specializing on Shake
speare. He conducts a weekly
television program dealing with
various aspects of literature.
Chancellor Clifford Hardin pre
sided at the convocation.
Myron Roberts, organist, opened
the convocation with the Proces
sional "Festival Procession" by
Richard Strauss. The Rev. Howard
Holverson from the Bethany Chris
tian Church gave the invocation.
The University Symphony Orch
estra under the direction of Eman
uel W i s h n o w played Overture
to "Oberon" by von Weber
Rita Jelinek, student represen
tative on the honors convocation
committee, introduced Dr. Baxter.
Professor Charles Rook, chair
man of the honors convocation
committee presented the students
honored in the program. Student
organizations were also honored
for high scholarship.
Overture to "Hansel and Gretel"
by Humperdinicic, and the reces
sional "March" by Louis Verne
concluded the program.
Dr. Arthur Westbrook, shown
above with several of his stu
dents, will teach as a guest in
structor at San Diego State Col
lege following the conclusion of
his duties at the University in
of the faculty of the Depart-'
ment of Agricultural Econom
ics and with the concurrence
of the University Administra
tion, is now seeking a replace
ment for Sr. C. Clyde Mitchell
as Chairman of the Depart
ment. "Dr. Mitchell was -notified
by me personally in the spring
of 1955 and again in early fall
of 1955 that he would be re
lieved of the Chairmanship of
the Department as soon as a
capable replacement could be
found. During the current aca
demic, year Dr. Howard Otto
son, Assistant Professor of Ag
ricultural Economics, has been
Acting Chairman of the De
partment. "A new chairman of the de-
"The idea of replacement for
Mitchell is so old and known to
everyone; I don't know anything
more about it," Alfred Eckert, as
sistant in ag economics, said.
Anton Anderson, research asso
ciate in ag economics, said that
Mitchell was "well liked by his
staff as chairman."
"The University is losing the
services of an excellent adminis
trator," Ivan Althouse, senior in
"He was one of the best class
room instructors I have had in
the University," he continued.
Dean of Faculties Adam Breck
enridge declined official comment
Monday concerning Mitchell's re
moval. The Nebraskan also contacted
numerous ag economics staff
members, all of whom declined
Chancellor Clifford Hardin offi
cially announced the removal of
Mitchell as department chairman
late Monday afternoon. He said a
replacement was being sought.
Dr. Mitchell was the center of
a controversy in 1953 concerning
a publication of his about
farm economic policy. The Hall
County Farm Bureau and Regent
J. Leroy Welsh were outspoken in
criticism of Mitchell, at that time.
The average driver may save
from 10 to 30 per cent of the cost
of his tires by having the wheels
of his car balanced.
This report is made by David
Cook, assistant professor of engi
neering mechanics at the Univer
sity, in a recent issue of "Traffic
Cook said a scientific study made
through a research grant from Uni
versity Foundation showed that
well-balanced wheels will remain
in a reasonably good condition of
balance for more than 10,000 miles
so that repeated balancing is sel
June. His retirement from the
University staff is compulsory
because of age Dr. Westbrook
will make his final appearance
as director of the University
Singers Tuesday at 8 p.m. in
partment is being sought to
stimulate beyond present lev
els the research and exten
sion programs in agricultural
economics, and Dr. Mitchell
has been so apprised.
"Two candidates for the po
sition have been interviewed in
my office, and our search for the
right man continues., When a.
candidate baa been selected be
will be recommended to tb
Chancellor and Board of Re
gents in the usual manner. .
"Dr. Mitchell is currently in
Rome as a Fulbright Lecturer.
He is on leave of absence from
the University. I expect him
to return to the campus about
June 14 and resume his duties
as Professor of Agricultural
"My decision does not involve
Dr. Mitchell's tenure as a
member of the faculty. It does
not involve his perogatives or
responsibilities as a citizen
and as a University faculty
member. My attitude on these
matters is a public record. The
decision to seek a new chair
man was determined solely
by my desire to strengthen the
research and extension pro
grams in agricultural econom
Positrons and superconductivi
ty" will be the topic of a physics
colloquium Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.
in Room 210 of Brace Laboratory.
R. Stump of the University of
Kansas will speak.
Wanda Walbridge, senior in Ag
riculture, received honorable men
tion in the awarding of Fashion
Fellowships presented by the Tobe
Coburn School for fashion careers
in New York.
Filings for Coed Counselors Big
Sisters were opened Monday and
will continue through Saturday.
Interested students may file In
Rosa Bouton Hall or the Ag Student
Union. A 5 cumulative average if
Pi X's Initiate
The Pi Xi's, local secret frater
nity, held their annual formal in
itiation last Thursday evening at
9 p.m. Approximately 15 men
were initiated into the social or
The last Union sponsored bridge
lessons of the semester will be
held Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Union
Room 313. James Porter, instructor,
will give a summary of previously
There will be Ivy and Daisy
chain song practices Tuesday and
Thursday at 5 p.m. in Union Room
313. Any member of either chain
who does not attend will be auto
matically excluded from the
Ciwsw Jemxrti nod 3wr
tne union v&uroom. xae at r.i?S"i
will present their annual prtx
concert, featuring Rossii.S's "L
hat Mater." Dr. V.?cslbroi& $,:i
he planned to continue his teach
ing career for st lp&t y,-f
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