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Vol. 29, No. 75
Tuesday, April 24, 1956
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'Complete And Honest
A petition asking for a "com
plete and honest explanation" of
the demotion of C. Clyde Mitchell
is being circulated among city
and ag campus students.
Originators of the petition plan
tto present the petition to the Board
of Regents at their meeting Sat
urday. The petition asks for an explana
tion or Regents' disapproval of the
demotion of Mitchell from his post
as chairman of the Department
of Agricultural Economics.
Interested students on both city
and ag campus instituted the pe
ition as a barometer of student
opinion concerning the Mitchell
demotion, Nebraskan sources said.
This petition is being circulated
In addition to the "vote of confi
dence" petition sponsored by the
Ag Ec Club.
The Ag Ec petition is limited
to ag student signatures and is
not directed to any specific body.
According to one of the origina
Iff Jeanne D'Jhrc1
Vera Zorina, well-known actress j Miss Zorina was born in Ger
and ballerina, will star in the Uni- many and made her first appear-
versity production of "Jeanne D'
Arc" on May 13, at 8 p.m. in
Miss Zorina has appeared in
'Jeanne D'Arc' with the New
York Philharmonic in 1953 and the
Boston Symphony in 1952. She has
been called "one of the outstanding
ballerinas of our time."
' Further plans for' the celebration
of the Union's eighteenth Birth
day on Spring Day, May 4, were
announced by Union officials Mon
day. The annual party, scheduled on
Spring Day to add to the camp
us first spring celebration, will be
based on the carnival theme, Judy
Davison, director of Union activi
For the party the Union has
scheduled the Art Thomas Carnival
Show which features nine rides.
Set up in the Union parking lot will
be a Ferris wheel, . Merry-go
round, a Tilt-A-Whirl, a Spitfire,
A Roll-Plane, Dodgem and a Boat
Ride. For the children of faculty
members and married students
there will be Army Tank ride
and a kiddie Auto Ride.
Popcorn and ice cream stands,
a photo booth, a Guess Your Weight
atand, a shooting gallery and oth
ers will also be on the Carnival
The Carnival will open noon Fri
day and continue till midnight.
Plans are also being made for the
show to run Saturday following
the Ivy Day events.
On Friday, some prices in the
Crib and Round-Up rooms will be
Open House Scheduled:
Engineering College To Open
E-Week Activities Thursday'
Unusual, informative and amaz
ing feats of engineering will be
put on public display Thursday as
the University Engineering depart
ment begin its annual E-Week
with an open house.
Chancellor Clifford Hardin is
shown being presented with an
E-Week ribbon, signifying the
opening of the annual Open
tors of the petition, city students
are signing the petition readily.
He quoted a Arts and Sciences
senior as saying he would sign the
We, students of the University of Nebraska, feel
ing that the demotion of C. Clyde Mitchell, although it
appears to be a routine administrative matter, has re
flected upon the standards of academic freedom at the
University of Nebraska. Such a reflection affects the
value of our education and reflects poorly upon the
Therefore, we request a full and honest explana
tion of all the factors prompting the demotion of
Professor Mitchell, or we respectfully urge the Board
of Regents to disapprove the demotion and cast out all
doubts on the matter of academic freedom by retain
ing him as Chairman of the Department of Agricultural
ance on the stage with the Monte
Carlo Ballet Russe. She came to
America in 1934 to star in the
Goldwyn Follies. She appeared in
the stage performances of "I Mar
ried An Angel," "I was An Ad
venturess," "On Your, Toes,"
"Louisana Purchase" and "T h e
reduced to wnat tney were in
1938 when the Union opened. There
will be special prices on the follow
ing: Footlong's, 15 cents; double
dip ice cream cones, 5 cents; lem
onade, coffee, and two cake do
nuts, 5 cents each.
A street dance will be held in
front of the Union from 8:30 p.m.
to 11:30 p.m. featuring Ronnie
Bartley and his orchestra. The
block will be closed off and tables
will be set around the dancing
area. During the 10 p.m. intermis
sion, winners of the current ping
pong tournament and photography
contest will be announced.
Highlighting the .ntermission will
be the cutting of die birthday cake.
The large cakt will support a 24
inch Merry-go-i ounJ on top and
will be served free to all. Shirley
Jesse, chairman of the Union
Board, will be in charge of the
cake cutting ceremonies.
Special movies and cartoons will
be shown in the main lounge of
the Union during the day. The en
tire building is to be decorated in
a carnival theme for the day. The
entrance will be decorated like the
entrance to a large tent. The three
ring circus idea will be in the main
hall, and the Crib will have the
theme of a "Crazy Crib."
Engineering and architecture
students will unveil their displays
from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The starting
point for the tour of eight build
ings will be at 11th and R streets.
Visitors will see a model of the
House and displays by the Uni
versity College of Engineering.
Ribbons can be purchased from
any engineering student for fif
Explanation' Of Demotion Asked
petition if it meant "an explana-
tion of the whole thing."
Students behind the petition said
it was designed primarily to clear
The musical version of 'Jeanne
D'Arc,' was written by Arthur
Honegger and received first Amer
ican performance by the New York
Philharmonic Orchestra in 1949.
Dr. David Foltz, who will direct
the performance, said that this will
be the first time that any Ameri
can university has attempted this
The production, including five
soloists, five narrators and a chor
us of 500 voices, will be similar
! to Honegger's "King David" which
was given by the University s mus
ic department in May, 1954, and
starred Basil Rathbone. The solo
ists and narrators for this year's
production will be announced at a
'Jeanne D'Arc' is the story of
the French peasant girl who.in
the Fifteenth Century, led armies
against the English and drove them
from France, making it possible
for the King of France to be
crowned at Rheims. Jeanne was
tried as a heretic and a witch and
was condemned to be burned at
In 1920 she was made a saint.
Her story has inspired countless
poets, painters and musicians
through the centuries. Among
those who have told the story in
their own medium are Bernard
Shaw, Mark Twain, Anatole
France, Tchaikovsky, Verdi and
The two author of 'Jeanne
D'Arc' have been outstanding fig
ures in the art world of this cen
tury. Paul Caudel, who write the
text, has been called one of the
finest French mystic poets of his
He is also a noted diplomat, hav
ing served as French Ambassador
to the United States for some
years. Honegger, born in France
had a considerable influence on
French music just after World War
I, helping to restore much of it's
clarity and purity.
proposed satellite which will be
hurled into space next year by the
More than 5000 persons are ex
pected to view these engineering
principles and practices which
enter into every phase of modern
At 11 a.m. Friday at Love Li
brary auditorium, a convocation
''I will be held, followed by a field
1 1 day in the afternoon, and an awards
t banquet at the Lincoln Hotel in
A the evening.
Here are some of the sights that
will be seen Thursday at the Open
Electrical engineering an elec
tric chair in which a spectator is
asked to sit while a half-million
volts are applied; closed-circuit
television; an electronic slide rule
s o 1 v i n'g fantastical mathemati
cal problems Instantly; a bolt of
lightning striking a miniature pow
er transmission line; and an elec
trical scale which measures
Engineering mechanics blue
printing; process of measuring a
human hair; machines testing the
strength of concrete; and a bottle
that won't break.
Agricultural engineering dem
onstration of irrigation pump and
sprinkler systems, and farm ma
chinery and structures.
up the secrecy and confusion sur
rounding the demotion of Mitchell.
Students contacted so far, on
bwth city and ag campuses, have
signed the i petition because they
felt "the matter had not been
satisfactorily clarified for the gen
eral public,'' students behind the
"In view ' of the administrative
confusion ...and conflicting state
ments, it not out of line for
the student? body to request an
honest explanation on a matter
that is of gtjeat concern to them,"
one of the petition drafters said.
MitcheH's'jdemotion was first an
nounced in the Nebraskan April
13. Admistrative officials
claimed they "know of no such
action"- at the time.
Official announcement of Mitch
ell's demotion come on April 17
from W. V. Lambert, Dean of the
College of Agriculture, who said
the demotioi was "a routine mat
ter." According! to Lambert's state
ment, Mitchell had been notified
twice of the pending change in the
Reasons listed by Lambert for
Mitchell's removal at the time
was a need "to stimulate beyond
present levels the research and
extension programs" of the department.
MB Names Choices
For Ivy Day Chain
Ivy Day Daisy Chain members
were announced Monday by Car
ole Unterseher, Mortar Board pub
licity chairman. The members were
selected by the organized wom
Twenty - three freshmen w er e j
picked, they are: Ruth Adams,
Delta Gamma; Deanna Brier, Love
Hall; Mary Jane Craig, Alpha Xi
Delta; Mary Lee Epsen, Kappa
Delta; Sally Flanagan, Gamma
Elene Goding, Kappa Kappa Gam
ma; Loraine Haggart, Heppner
Hall; Mary Hemphill, Chi Omega;
Anna Mayer, Zeta Tau Alpha;
Betty Kampfe, Alpha Phi; Karen
Krueger, Alpha Omicron Pi.
Sandra Kully, Sigma Delta Tau;
Jan Lichtenberger, Delta Delta
Delta; La Ree Naviaux, Loomis
Hall; Ann Pickett, Kappa Alpha
Theta; Jeanette Prince, Pi Beta
Phi; Yvonne Ross, .Alpha Chi.
Joy Schmidt, Love Hall; Karen
Smith, Howard Hall; Kay Stooker,
Raymond; Mary White, Towne
Club; Germaine Wright, Sigma
Kappa; Joyce Leners, Wilson Hall.
Sophomores selected were: Jo
anne Bender, Delta Delta Delta;
Annabell Blincow, Dorm; Patty
Patterson, Zeta Tau Alpha; Ruth-
Doris iMnney, winner of the
National Press Award in 1954, will
be honored by Theta Sigma Phi,
women's journalism honorary, at
a banquet Friday at 5:30 p.m. in
Union Parlors XYZ.
James Olson, director of the Ne
braska State Historical Society
will be the featured speaker a
Miss Minney, presently engaged
in free lance writing, began her
career in the writing field at the
age of IS as editor of the Atwood,
Kansas, school paper. After grad
uation from high school, she
worked for the Atwood Citizen
Patriot. She attended the University and
after graduation she taught Eng
lish in Hulett, Wyo. for two years.
Other papers for which she has
worked include the McCook Daily
Gazette and the Akron, Ohio, Beacon-Journal.
She has had articles published in
some 30 magazines and newspa
pers including The American,
Mademoiselle, Denver Post, Chi
, cago Tribune and Omaha World
In 1949 and 50 she was a public
relations consultant at Colorado
Woman's College in Denver. That
year she won honors in playwrit
ing and feature writing at the
Midwestern Writers Conference in
Chicago and first awards in the
Colorado Press Women's contests
in Denver. In the Nebraska Press
Women's contests, she won first
place awards in 1952, 1954, 1955
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Courtmv Lincoln Journal
The University student traffic
death toll . mounted to eight over
Two University dental students
and a former business administra
were killed j
a u t o m o b ile j
a brick home
on the out-
I skirts of St.
I James, Minn.
Courtesy Lincoln Journal S William
Nyberg Ellison, j u n
ior in dentistry from Waco; Rob
ert Baker, junior in dentistry from
Sheridan, Wyo., and Norris Kemp
ton, sophomore in business admin
istration from Randolph, la. '
ann Chudacoff, Sigma Delta Tau;
Jane Conger, Dorm; Mary Dee De
Mars, Sigma Kappa.
Marlene Green, Delta Gamma;
Jackie Gunn, Kappa Delta; Bar-
jbara Holmes, Kappa Kappa Gam
ma; Phyllis Kapustka, Alpha Omi
cron Pi; Jackie Kilzer, Alpha
Chi; Sylvia Koreze, Wilson Hall.
Marilyn Niller, Kappa , .Alpha
Theta; "Aime" Olson, Gamma Phi
Beta; Gretchen Paul, Chi Omega;
Esther Penkeva, Howard Hall; Sue I
Peterson, Love Hall.
Kay Reeves, Heppner Hall;
Nancy Salter, Pi Beta Phi; Nadyne
Snyder, Towne Club; June Stefan
isn, Alpha Phi; Nancy Wilson,
Juniors chosen were: Doris An-;
derson, Chi Omega; Charlotte Ben- j
son, Sigma Kappa; Donna Bohling
(Continued on Page 4.) I
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krgol'm, Parris Chosen
For Xtoy Of
Courtnr Lincoln Journal
The cast for the final University
Theatre production, "Mary of Scot
land," to be given at Howell Me
morial Theatre, May 8th through
12th, has been announced by Max
Cast in the lead roles are Jose
phine Margolin as Queen Mary,
Bonna Tebo as Queen Elizabeth,
Jack Parris as the Earl of Both
well and Jerry Carlson as John
Supporting roles are played by
Burdette Palmburg as Maitland,
Tony Melia as Lord Darnley, Ted
Nittler as the Earl of Moray, Jim
Copp as Lord Morton and Tom
Adamf'as Lord Huntley.
Other members of the cast are
Len Schropfer, Don Auld, Joe Hill,
Dennis Holt, Stephen Winchester,
Jackie Miller, Phyllis Chard, Step
haney Sherdeman, Dolly Ann Re
jda, Jim Jacobson, Larry Carten
sen and Bernard Skalka.
"Mary of Scotland" is a play
showing the events which led to
the downfall of Mary's rule in
Scotland. It starts with her arrival
in Scotland in 1561 and highlights
the events and situations which
led her to fall prey to her enemies.
"Mary of Scotland" is one of
Maxwell Andersons finest dramas.
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Courtesy Lincoln Journal
The three deaths brought to
eight the total of University stu
dents killed in auto accidents since
the beginning of the school year
A fourth dental student, John
Nyberg, was asleep in the trunk
the automobile and was re-
nfrted in "eood condition" at a
Madelia, Minn, hospital. Eric Han
son, Watonwan County Coroner,
said Nyberg had crawled into the
trunk to sleep and had moved the
youth's luggage into the back seat.
Police had to use a crowbar to
free Nyberg from the wreckage.
The three students who were
killed were in the front seat, Han
son said. Kempton . was pinned
behind the wheel and the other two
were thrown part way out of the
The four men were reported
enroute to Minneapolis, Minn., to
attend a Delta Sigma Delta, pro
fessional dental fraternity, con
clave at the University of Minne
sota. Hanson said the car missed a
curve on Highway 60 entering St.
James, about 60 miles southwest
of Minneapolis. The car struck the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Ze
barth at 11:45 p.m.
Dr. Robert Bowman, professor
of geography at the University
was announced Friday night as
new president of , the Nebraska
Academy of Sciences. .
Walter French, Jr., associate
professor of physics at Nebraska
Wesleyan University, was elected
vice president, and Dr. Milton
Beckman. assistant professor of
secondary education, correspond
The other officers, who were
elected last year to a two-year term
are treasurer, Dr. Carl Rosenquist,
associate professor of agricultural
botany at the University and Dr.
Bertrand Schultz, director of the
University Museum, secretary.
"Its filled with colorful and inter
esting characters, pageantry and
poetic diction seldom found in
modern plays," says Max Whit
Miss Margolin is a senior speech
major in Teachers College. She is
a member of. Nebraska Masquers
and Sigma Delta Tau. Although
this is her first play this year she
received the University Theatre
Acting Award last spring . for her
portrayal of Countess Aurelia in
"The Madwomen of Chaillot."
Miss Tebo is a sophomore trans
fer student from Peru State Teach
ers College. This is her first ap
pearance in a University Theatre
production although she has ap
peared in many laboratory pro
ductions. Parris is a senior and has
played several leads in University
Theatre productions. He is presi
dent of the Nebraska Masquers
and a member of Delta Tau Del
ta. His last role was the part of
Sefton in "Stalag 17."
Carlson is a graduate student.
He received his undergraduate
training at Hastings College. He
served as the technical director
for the opera "La Boherne" this
Courtly Lincoln Journal
Kempton was killed instantly,
Ellison died of a fractured skull
15 minutes after reaching the Ma
delia hospital and Baker died at
o.M a.m. rnuay ui a nv. i
skull and broken neck. j
The coroner said a tragic error j
occurred when the identification
cards of another sutdent wr
found in Kempton's auto.
He said identification found in- i
dicated one of the boys was Rob- j
ert Simon. The Simon family was
notified their son was dead but j
it was learned later that Simon '
was still at the Universiy and had j
not accompanied the four. j
Ellison was a junior in the Col
lege of. Dentistry. He is survived
by his wife, Ellen, and two sons, j
18 and 5 months of age. " i
Baker graduated from Chadron j
State Teachers College in 1953 and
was a junior in the College of
Kempton was a member of Del
ta Upsilon and a former student
in College of Business Administra
tion. Nyberg is a junior in the Col
lege of Dentistry.
Since the beginning of t h i s
school year in September, five
died as the result of auto acci
dents. They were:
Lowell Callaway, Dale Stewart
Jr., Glenn Rajewich, Guilford
Washburn and Jim Anderson.
"The Bad Seed" by William
March will be reviewed Wednesday
by Dr. William Hall, professor of
educational psychology and mea
surements. The review will be
held in the faculty lounge at 4
p.m. Coffee will be served.
The book centers around a nine-
year old girl who is a murderess.
Her motivation, background and
personality are all brought out in
Directors for the Ivy Day Inter-
sorority Sing will meet in the Un
ion at 5 p.m. Thursday in Room
313, Linda Buthman, Ivy Day Sing
A representative of each nous
must attend the meeting and bring
a copy of their music.
acauac me iiienuig is Demg a
held to go over rules and draw 5
for sing positions, it is necessary 5 v
that every group be represented & A
at this meeting," Miss Buthman
Open house will be held at th
General John J. Pershing Armory, J
200 No. 33rd, at 7:30 p.m. Wednes- J
Parents, friends and those in
terested in the Army Reserve pro
gram will have an opportunity to i
inspect the Armory, watch training J
in action and have their questions ? ''
about the' Army answered.
TWO films Uill Ka chnnm an1 I (,'
an Army advisor will be avail-iV'
able to explain the Reserve pro-
Aloha Zeta W
initiated into Alpha Zeta national
nniinr.ru ii'i.r.i'irT.i . t
They are Howard Atkins, Jamea t "N
r earner, nooert uiocK, Alan Hoet-
ing, Doyle Hulme, Andris Klein- S
hofs, Douglas Meline; Josephs '
Proskovec, Otto Schipporeit, Mer- S "
vyn Schliefert, Harvery Tripple, E -Jerry
Stark, and Robert Wiemer. ?
Dr. Ashton Elected!
To AAHPER Post
Dr. Dudley Ashton, chairman of I
the department of physical educa
tion for wom
en, has been - '
man elect of f'
the profession- r fx f
al e d ucation . : .
American As- , '
sociation for . "
Health, Physi- .
cal Education f - f
and Recrea- J
t10n- Courtesy Lincoln JanuGStl 5
She will Ashton I
serve as chairman-elect for two !
years and as chairman In the third
year of h.T term. The section is r
one of the three largest in AAH- j
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