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It Happened At NU
Students hurrying to their eight o'clock classes
In Andrews Hall Thursday stopped to take a
second look at the picture of Benjamin Andrews
displayed on the second-floor landing. Some
one had covered the picture with another fa
miliar face ... a picture of Grace Kelly-Rainier.
Weather 'r Not
The weather Friday will continue to be gen
erally fair and not much of a temperature
change is predicted. High's Friday are expected
in the 60's with prevailing low winds.
Vol. 29, No. 74
Friday, April 20, 1956
. . . 'Irreconsilable Differences' Result In Resignation
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Finalists for the title of God-
dess of Agriculture are, stand-
ing, left to right; Dorothy Matz-
. ke, Marlene Hutchinson and
To Wnlon Posts
Twelve members were elected
to the 1956-57 Student Union Board
of Managers Wednesday by this
New student members of the
Board of Managers of the city
Marily Staska, Delta Delta Del
ta, junior in Business Administra
tion, president of Business Admin
istration Executive Council and
member of the 1955-56 Union
The Student Union film presenta
tion for Sunday, April 22 will be
, "The Gunfighter." starring Greg
ory Peck, Jean Parker, and Helen
Westcott. It is a tense Western
drama which deals with the ill-fated
attempt of a gunfighter to for
get his reputation and lead a nor
mal respectable life with his wife
and child. Gregory Peck won an
Response to the petition support
ing Dr. C. Clyde Mitchell, recent
ly removed from his position as
head of the Agricultural Economics
department of the College of Agri
culture, has been excellent, accord
ing to Mel Bellinger, president of
the Ag. Ec. Club, which is circulat
ing the petition.
To date, circulation has been
limited to students majoring in
Agricultural Economics. The large
majority of students contacted have
been anxious to sign, Bellinger said.
Those who refuse to sign are
generally seniors and graduate
students who feel that they may
have something to lose by oppos
ing the Administration, be added.
There are a considerable num
ber of students in addition to the
Agricultural Economics majors who
have expressed a desire to sign
the petition, be said. Tbey will
probaMy not be allowed to do so
lor a while, according to Bellinger.
"We are holding off allowing non
Ag Ec majors to sign and also de
ciding what will be done with the
petition unta we see what Dr.
Mitchell will do, Bellinger said.
Kosmct Klub Spring Show:
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Bv ELL IE GCILLIATT
The annual Spring Kosmet Klub
Ebow. "Kiss Me Kate," is an ad
mirable venture onto the high sea
of very good, very dilficuJt musi
cal comedy, but a venture only,
sad to say, and not a voyage.
If I were . wont to give rave
eotkes, which I am not, this would
rxx be one of them. Parts of the
show were radiant with life and
vigor and wonderful action, but,
alas, deep veited in the gloom of
Mel DaviJwn, played Fred
Graham, gave a marvelous, ma
ture performance as the leading
man. His actions were suave and
fce read his lines with a fioes.se
which is s rar and pleasant phe
nomenon in our current collegiate
Betty Eberhart. Seated; Sharon
Egger, Judy London, and Lora
Lee Lingren. The final elimina-
tion election will be held in the
Diane Knotek, Phi Beta Phi, jun
ior in Arts and Sciences, treasurer
of Builders, Phi Sigma Iota -and
member of the 1935-56 Union
Kay Christensen, Alph Omicron
Pi, junior in Teachers College, Tas
sels, AWS Board and chairman of
the special activities in Union this
Polly Downs, Alph Phi, junior
in Business Administration, record
ing secretary Alpha Lambda Del
ta, secretary of the activities com
mittee in the Union and Beta Gam
Karen Dryden, Delta Delta Del
ta, sophomore in Arts and Sci
ences, AWS Board, Cornhusker
chairman, Lincoln project and
chairman of the public relations
committee in Union this year.
Marily Heck, Kappa Kappa
Gamma, sophomore in Arts and
Sciences, Builders board, Corn
husker section bead and chairman
of hospitality committee in Union
Charlene Ferguson, Alpha Chi
Omega, sophomore in Teachers
College, Lincoln project, AWS
Board and chairman of the Un
ion general entertainment com
mittee. Roy Boyd, sophomore in Engi
neering and chairman of the dance
committee this year.
Ag Union members are:
Bill De Wulf, Farmhouse, junior
in Ag College, Newman Club,
Agronomy Club and board mem
ber of Union 1955-56.
Arlev Waldo. Alpha Gamma
Rho, junior in Ag College, Kos-
met Klub, Brock and Bridle, Alpha
Zeta, Builders and board member
of Union 1955-56.
Bill Spilker, Farmhouse, s o p h
omore in Ag College, Builders
Board, Corn Cobs and chairman
of the Union dance committee.
Wilia Waldo, sophomore in Ag
College, 4-H Club, Home Ec Club,
Ag Rag staff and secretary of the
NU Student Fined
On Liquor Charge
A University student, Jack Bry
ans of Omaha, was arrested early
this week on the charge of attempt
ing to purchase alcoholic bever
ages by a minor.
He was fined $25 and costs in
His voice faded in parts until
it was hardly audible, but this may
have been due to the spacing of
the microphones. One of the most
enjoyable parts of the entire pro
duction was the "Were Thine
That Special Face" number in
which he ends the scene by giving
Miss TeSelle a paddling.
Cecilia TeSelle was another
shining light of the show, playing
Lilli Venessi the Shrew) with
spke and a really good sense of
musical comedy, fler "1 Hate
Men" number it a high spot in the
Lou Sanchez, playing Bianca or
Lois Lane, gave a most pleasant
performance, jouncing up the sec
ond act more than an itsy-Bitzy
bit with her lively and risque ten-
jdition of "Always True To You
Sbovj Standouts J
t Dancers A
near future and the winner an
nounced during the Cotton and
Denim Dance on the final day of
the Farmers Fair.
The Council judiciary committee
ruling exerting authority over re
quired executive averages of the
Interfraternity and Panhellenic
Councils and the Union "will stand
until a faculty committee rules
differently" Sherry Mangold,
chairman, announced in Wednes
The ruling will include the RAM
Council, she said.
Dick- Reische, chairman" of the
migration committee, announced
that the unofficial student migra
tion has been set for the Univer
sity of Colorado.
The 1956 Colorado game is sched
uled for Oct. 27, he said.
Migrations are termed unofficial
because the Council is not able
to assume responsibility for stu
dents away from the University
campus, he said.
Reische said Colorado was se
lected because student interest is
always high for a trip to Boulder
and the date of the game does not
conflict with either of the two
"AWS will probably name the
scholastic report dates.
Colorado game as a free cut of
town weekend for University wom
en," Carol Link,' president, said.
The AWS decision will be an
nounced within a few days, she
Dean of Student Affairs J. J.
Colbert contacted Council Presi
dent Andy Hove concerning the
IFC, Panhell, Union judiciary rul
ing, Hove said.
"Dean Colbert asked if the Coun
cil was contesting the lines of au
thority involved," Hove said. He
added that he had replied that the
Council desired only a clarifica
tion of the lines of authority.
Other Council business included
a spring Day report, a report on
plans for the Council picnic and ap
proval of the revised AG Ec consti
tution, which removes the author
ity of the Dean of the College of
Agriculture to appoint advisers.
The Home Economics Club and
the Physical Education Club tea
will be held Friday from 2 to 4
p.m. in the Physical Education
Darlin' in My Fashion.'
Speaking of risque, and lively, I
must admit that Jim Thorn and
Morgan Holmes nearly stole the
show during several of their
scenes, but they accomplished this
feat (with their feet) with "Brush
Up Your Shakespeare."
Bill Duffy, as Bill Calhoun, gave
an adequate, if somewhat unpol
ished performance. Allowing for
his inexperience, however, I think
he shows much promise for the
coming KK shows.
And now from the apron to the
background, this year's array of
dancers was possibly the clum
siest of the past several years. The
girls' numbers were not too offen
sive, if not to say even rather
p3easant. but the male dancers
gave more than adequate substan
By JUDY BOST
"Honest but irreconcilable dif
ferences of opinion" have been
listed as the reasons underlying
Working On Case
"We are simply asking for
Grandsinger what any condemned
man would have as a matter of
course if he had money," Dr.
James Reinhardt, professor of
criminology, said in explaining the
efforts of the Grandsinger Defense
Committee, of which he and two
other University professors are
"It is not intended as any re
flection on the courts. But when
there is some doubt as to who fired
the fatal bullet, a man should not
be executed until every legal ave
nue has been explored," Rein
Dr. Paul Meadows, professor of
sociology and Caleb Foote, profes
sor of criminal law, are also mem
bers of the committee which is
raising funds of an appeal to the
U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of
Loyd Grandsinger who wad con
victed and sentenced to the elec
tric chair for the shooting of state
patrolman Melvin Hansen near
The committee was formed April
5 to secure an attorney for Grand
singer, solicit funds for the appeal,
and to promote public interest in
Meadows said that a great deal
of public interest in the case has
been evidenced already. More than
600 persons in the Valentine area
have signed petitions for a new
Dr. Reinhardt explained that the
committee is not contending
Grandsinger's innocence or guilt.
It is seeking the new trial on the
Ag Ec Rates 2nd
In Graduate Study
Figures compiled from graduate
records since 1949 have revealed
that the Department of Agricultur
al Economics under the chairman
ship of Dr. C. Clyde Mitchell has
ranked in second place on Ag
campus in the number of graduate
students working on their mas
These figures represent the
number of graduate students in
the nine largest departments on
the College of Agriculture. They
are compiled beginning with the
year 1949 when Mitchell became
chairman of the Ag Ec department.
They are listed in the order of
spring and fall semesters follow
ing the particular year.
Agricultural Economics: 1949, 6,
7; 1950, 10, 8; 1951, 11,11; 1952, 15,
14; 1953, 16, 12; 1954, 10, 6; 1955,
13,11; 1956, 9, 13.
Agronomy: 1949, 25, 35; 1950,
35, 30; 1951, 29, 18; 1952, 30, 29;
1953, 24. 22; 1954, 25, 17; 1955,
17, 15; 1956, 20, 24.
Animal Husbandry: 1949, 4, 4;
1950, 6, 4; 1951, 5, 3; 1952, 6, 7;
1953, 5, 3; 1954, 2, 4; 1955, 5, 3;
1956, 2, 1.
Agricultural Engineering: 1949,
3, 5; 1950, 7, 10; 1951, 7, 4; 1952,
5, 7; 1953, 4, 4; 1954, 2, 4; 1955,
5, 7; 1956, 4, 8.
Animal Pathology: 1949, 1, I;
1950, 1, 1; 1951, 0, 0; 1952, 1, I;
1953, 3, 2; 1954, 1, 1; 1955, 0, 0;
1956, 1, 0.
tiation to Nebraska's Lee rise plate
The all girl chorus was a very
good innovation, since they were
enthusiastic and full of vitality
whenever they appeared. Another
virtue for them, they could sing the
music, and well.
The chorus number beginning
the second act, "Too Darn Hot"
was a nice thing. Phulis Maloney,
who sang the solo parts, deserves
a fpecial mention for her fine sing
ifig. The incompetence I referred to
earlier was in reference to the
stage setting. It was, in a word, of
fensive. But, withal, I strongly
urge you to see "Kiss Me Kate"
and form your own opinion, for
it U said in some quarters that I
the resignation of Dr. William
Swindler as director of the School
of the Journalism.
Both Swindler and Dr. Walter
Militzer, Dean of the College of
basis of what seem to be insuf
ficiencies in the testimonies pre
sented at the trial.
Foote explained at the public
meeting that - neither the bullet
nor the gun had been recovered
and that there was evidence of ir
regularities on the part of Grand
singer's own defense. It was
brought out in the trial that one
member of his counsel had wid
ened the bullet hole in the belt
worn by Hansen, which Foote said
was damaging to the defendant as
it indicated as lack of confidence
in the defense case.
Dr. Reinhardt said there was
real doubt in the minds of the
committee members as to who
had fired the fatal bullet.
"This effort is In perfect keeping
with the American process and
principles of ejudication; some
people seem to think you are a
communist if you try to save a
man from the electric chair," he
He also explained that the state
Supreme Court had recognized
certain errors in the proceedings
but had classified them under a
Bill of Exceptions, and had reject
ed an earlier appeal.
Reinhardt had followed the
court proceedings, but first became
personally interested when he be
came acquainted with Grandsing
er at the Penitentiary.
Dr. Meadows became interested
in the case through his work as
acting chairman of the Lincoln
case is under way, and the com
mittee itself is being enlarged.
Dairy Husbandry: 1949, 8, 8;
1950, 9, 6; 1951, 3, 1; 1952, 1, 1;
1953, 1, 2; 1954, 1, 2; 1955, 0, 1;
1956, 1 1.
Etymology: 1949 7, 5; 1950, 8,
7; 1951, 4, 3; 1952, 5, 3; 1953, 5, 4;
1954, 5, 4; 1955, 5, 4; 1956, 4, 1.
Poultry Science: 1949, 1, 1; 1950,
3, 2; 1951, 2, 1,1952, 1 1; 1953, 1, 1;
1954, 1, 1; 1955, 0, 4; 1956 8 6.
One of the reasons the Agronomy
Department ranks first is because
it is divided into three subdi
visions. AUF Begins
All University Fund's spring fac
ulty drive is now underway and
will continue until May 10, Marian
Elder, AUF faculty solicitations
chairman, announced Friday.
All faculty members are being
contacted by mail, Miss Elder
said. Faculty contributions will be
divided among four charities which
are United Cerebral Palsy, the
American Cancer Society, World
University Service and the Lan
caster Association for Retarded
"AUF appreciates the coopera
tion of the facuHy in this spring
drive,'' she said.
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'Kiss Ale Kate'
Cecillia TeSelle and Melvin
Davidson seemed to have set-
tied tifcir differences as the cast
Arts and Sciences, said the dif
ferences of opinion dealt with
"the status and function of the
Swindler' resignation was an
nounced at a Chancellor's Round
Table Wednesday by Chancellor
Clifford Hardin in response to
questions by a Nebraskan report
er. Hardin said that approximately
three candidates had been inter
viewed for 'Ie directorship.
Swindler will remain on the fac
ulty of the School of Journalism
where he holds tenure as a full
professor, at no reduction in sal
ary, Militzer said.
Swindler said there was mutual
agreement between himself and
University administrators that to
reach a fully developed journalism
program, the School of Journalism
should expand contacts with the
working press and make better use
of student publications as a prac
Other recommendations includ
ed more closely correlated adver
tising and news-editorial curricula,
expand radio and television facili
ties and develop a graduate pro
gram. "All five of these points were
considered and recommend
ed plans for action presented by
our faculty to the administration,
within the first three years of my
administration," Swindler said.
With the acceptance of the radio
and television recommendation, no
action was taken on these other
recommendations when they were
made or when they were renewed
in later years, Swindler said.
"I believe the development of
the journalism department along
the lines of these sound objectives
has not been affected," Militzer
In a specially prepared statement for The Nebraskan Dr.
William Swindler announced the reasons and circumstances
surrounding his resignation.
"Since 1953, when the Gustavson administration prepared a re
vision of the rules of the board of regents which, among other things,
reduced the School of Journalism to the status of a department from
its former autonomous position as a professional school, I have felt
that it was impossible to continue the plan of administration which Z
had worked out since 1946. " .
"When, for reasons which are entirely within its prerogative,
the present university administration declined to restore the school to
its former status, there was no choice but to resign the directorship,
These honest but irreconcilable differences of opinion, I wish to add,
have been expressed without any degree of personal acrimony on the
part of anyone concerned.
In situations like this there is frequently an effort to keep a dis
agreement from becoming public by stating that the retiring admin
istrator "wishes more time free to pursue some special work." In
this case the statement happens to be true, and I wish further to
acknowledge that the university has dealt quite fairly in offering to
arrange my academic load, for the next year or two, to accom
modate that personal objective.
"At the same time, on behalf of my administration now drawing
to a close, I should like to read into the record two statements of
policy which I have tried to follow.
"First, there is mutual agreement that the School of Journalism,,
to develop a full-fledged program, needs to dispose of five items:
1. Contacts in the field with the working press. 2. Better use of
student publications as a practical laboratory. 3. Closer correlation
of the advertising and news-editorial curricula. 4. Expansion of the
facilities for radio and television journalism. S. Development of a
"All five of these items were considered, and recommended plans
of action presented by our faculty to the administration, within the
first three years of my directorship. Except for the radio and tele
vision work, in which we have enjoyed the full cooperation of the
department of speech, no action was taken on these recommendations
when they were made or when they were renewed in later years.
"Second, it has been fundamental in my philosophy, and I am
sure it has been shared by my colleagues, that higher learning by its
very nature involves a critical examination of all ideas, however
orthodox, or locally ingrained. In the case of journalism, this necessi
tates examing both news media and the issues in the news. I am perw
fectly aware that such independent thinking breeds hostility among
the most vocal and hidebound elements in any state. The mark of an
educational institution's integrity is its capacity to resist such pres
sures. "I am glad that, for the next year or two at least, my work will
keep me here. Lincoln is one of the most pleasant places in the
country to live, and my associations with the University of Nebraska
have been cordial and I am sure will continue to be."
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spring presentation. The first
Counter Lincoln auf
The "correct utilization of the
staff of the journalism school'
should be reassessed, he said.
Militzer said he felt the "best
interests of the school will be
served with the appointment of a
Militzer also expressed apprec
iation for Swindler's work in the
journalism school and termed
Sindler "an energetic teacher." .
Swindler said it was "funda
mental in his philosophy that high"
er learning involves a critical ex
amination of all ideas however
unorthodox or locally ingrained."
Swindler said he realizes that
"such independent thinking, es
pecially necessary in news media
and issues in the news, breeds
hostility among the most vocal
and hidebound elements in any
He came to the University In
1946 from the University of Idaho
where he had been chairman of the
journalism department since 1940.
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