The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 28, 1956, Image 1

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    It Happened At NU
Among the more unusual calls received by the
Campus Police was the one from a hysterical
coed who screamed, "I left the dryer on." The
call was heeded when the police discovered it
was not a hair dryer but a dryer in the "pho
tography department at Burnett Hall.
Weather 'r Not
Scattered showers are predicted for the Lin
coln area Friday and there is a possibility of
colder weather also. Temperatures are expected
to range in the 60's with lows in the high 40'a
and low 50's.
Vol 29, No. 80
Friday, April 28, 1956
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Drahota Weighed
Gail Drahota is pictured test
ing the electrical weighing de
vice rigged up by the Univer
sity engineering students in con
nection with Engineers Week.
Frank Holm, junior in engi
neering.figures her weight on a
Unusual Displays:
i-Week Dram Big Crowd;
Dinner And Banquet Today
ErWeek opened at 2 p.m. Thurs
day and by 5 p.m. approximately
2000 people had gone through the
displays. It was estimated that
over 7000 people, including .high
echool groups from throughout the
state, would attend , the show.
The- overall winners of the E
Week, competition and the winners
of Engineers' Field Day will be
announced at the Engineers' . Din
ner Dance, 6:30 p.m. Friday at
the lincoln Hotel. ......
The overall winner of E
Week will be the department that
has accumulated the most points
during the two day program.
The departments of the College
"of "Engineering have beeh' playing
softball games all week and the
winner of ' the Friday afternoon
game will be awarded a trophy.
The Field Day includes many
track and field events.
Blueprint Keys will be presented
to the outstanding Blueprint staff
members Friday night and the out
standing senior and freshman in
Engineering will be recognized.
The outstanding senior is selected
on the , basis of his overall con
tribution to the College of Engineer
ing, whereas the freshman is chos
en on scholarship alone. Sigma
Tau, engineering honorary will pre
sent the awards.
Arnold Steckling, assistant at
Chrysler proving grounds, will
speak at the Engineers' Convoca
tion in Love Library at 11 a.m.
Engineer's Week originated 63
years ago and has become an an
nual event. It is presented so that
the public, alumni, students and
incoming students may judge the
worth of the Engineering College.
The unusual displays include an
electric chair that could apply
half a million volts to a human
being without harming the person.
By the use of liquid air mechan-
Symphony Jo Play
In Omaha Concert
The University SytViOny Orch
estra will present three concerts
in Omaha Friday, with Prof Eman
uel Wishnow as conductor.
The 70-piece orchestra will ap
, ear in concert at 8 p.m. at Boys
Vown Music Hall.
Concerts also will be given at
10 a.m. at North High School and
at 2:30 p.m. at Westside High
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Displays Numerous
Two students in the College of
Engineering are shown examin
ing one of the many exhibits
on display during E-Week. The
displays are designed to acquaint
Tisitors, especially hifh school
Courtesy Lincoln Stat
graph. This device is one of the
many exhibits on display for
the public during E-Week. All
engineering buildings were in
spected Thursday from 2 to 10
p.m. during the engineers' Open
ical engineers showed what hap
pened when objects were cooled
to extremely low temperatures. It
caused rubber balls to shatter like
glass and mercury to become
hard enough to pound nails. "
Another attraction was the
chance to send a message to a
friend anywhere in the U.S. Ham
radio operators relayed the mes
sages to other hams over the coun
try and they in turn phoned the
note to the recipient Vithin min
utes after being sent.
Behind all the displays was the
competition of the six engineering
societies on campus. The societies
were rated by five Judges who con
sidered the merits of their dis
plays. Judges were, professor of Ac
counting Ray Dein; Lloyd Corp of
Bankers Life Insurance; John Ol
sson of Fulton and Cramer; T. C,
fichewront of the Dept of Road
and Irrigation, and John Campbell,
president of Miller and Paine.
Exhibits were considered on the
basis of (1) did they portray an
accurate picture of engineering to
high school students and visitors
(2) did they build good will for the
College and (3) did they show in
genuity and skill on the part of
the students.
Pershing Rifle
Assembly Set
For University
The annual Little National As
sembly, of the National Society of
Pershing Rifles will be held here
May 4 and 5.
Brigadier General William Wenz
laff, present National Commander,
will preside at the Assembly.
There will be business meetings
Friday and Saturday mornings, a
banquet and luncheon. ;
Regimental Headquarters at
tending are: Ohio State, Clemson,
Oklahoma A&M, Oregon State,
Iowa University, Indiana Univers
ity, Pennsylvania State, City Col
lege of New York, Denver Uni
versity, San Francisco University
and Massachusetts Institute of
U "
Court ey Sunday Journal ol Sut
students, with the accomplish
ments of the College of Architec
ture and Engineering. Capacity
crowds viewed the various dis
plays during Open House Thurs
day. .
Student Council was denied jur
isdiction over the internal affairs
of all campus organizations by
the unanimous decision ot the lac-
ulty committee on Student Af
Meeting in closed session
Wednesday, the Committee ruled
specifically that the Council could
not set up a scholarship require
ment for board members and offi
cers of campus organizations.
The controversy over Council au
thoritv beean when Interfraternity
Council refused to comply with the
Council ruling that all board mem
bers have a 5.0 scholastic average
and all officers have a 5.7 aver-
is t
Ivy Day choruses have been an
nounced by John Fagan, Kosmet
Klub sing chairman, and Linda
Buthman, AWS sing chairman.
In case of rain, both fraternity
and sorority sings will be held in
the Coliseum, Miss Buthman said.
Winners of the sing contest will be
announced at 2:30 p.m. and will be
asked to sing again, she said.
"It is important that all members
of choruses be present when the
winners are announced," Miss
Buthman said.
Entrants in the sorority sing and
song leaders, in the order of ap
pearance, are:
Residence Halls for Women, "Re
ligion Is A Fortune," Phyllis Ma-
lony; Sigma Kappa, "Beyond ine
Blue Horizon," Lois Panwitz, Alpha
Phi, "Too Bright Stars," Kay Yerk;
Love Memorial Hall, "Where Wil
low, Bend," Betty Pearson.
Gamma Phi Beta, "Dreaming,"
Ruthe Rosenquist, Kappa Delta,
"K D Blues," Imogene Davis; Al
pha Omicron Pi, "Oh What A
Beautiful Morning, Sue Kukman;
Delta Delta Delta, "The Crescent
Moon," Carol Newell.
Towne Club, "Trees," Nadyne
Snyder;-Chi Omega, "A Chi O
Girl," Jan Raach; Pi Beta Phi,
"Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor,"
Gerre Swanson; Zeta Tau Alpha, "I
Hear The Call of Zeta,". Pat Al
vord; Kappa Alpha Theta, "Walk
in'," Joan Heusner.
Alpha Xi Delta, "It's A .Big,
Wide, Wonderful - World," Lois
Ripa; Delta Gamma, "Liza," Gail
Drahota; Kappa Kappa Gamma,
"The Kappa Hymn," Carol Asbury;
University Hospital Nurses, "Little
David Play On Your Harp," Janet
Carsons; Alpha Chi Omega, "Song
Of The Lyre," Kay Cunningham;
Sigma Delta Tau, "I Believe," Wil
lis Rosenthal.
Judges for the Ivy Day Sing are
George Peterson, Kearney High
School; Mrs. Elsie Jensen, Omaha
Central High School, and Mrs.
Elizabeth Kinkead, Falls City High
School. '
The list of fraternities entered in
the Ivy Day Sing competition is not
complete, Fagan said. Following
are the entries that he has re
ceived: Alpha Gamma Rho, "De Animals
Is A Comin' "; Alpha Tau Omega,
"Give Me The Tired, The Poor;"
Beta Theta Pi, "Loving Cup;" Del
ta Sigma Phi, "Halls of Ivy."
Delta Tau Delta, "The Three
Bells;" Delta Upsilon, "Meadow
lands;" Farm house, "Chariot
town;" Kappa Sigma, "Holloway
Joe;" Phi Delta Theta, "Men Of
Phi Delta Gama, "His So
Sweet;" Phi Kappa Psi, "Set Down
Servant;" Sigma Alpha Epsilon,
I Gotta Mule;" Sigma Alpha Mu,
"Drink To Me Only;" Sigma Chi,
"Old Arks a Moverin."
Sigma Nu, "You'll Never Walk
Alone;" Theta Chi, "Theta Chi
Serenade;" Theta Xi, "Norah;"
Sigma Phi Epsilon, "Truth Shall
Deliver;" Phi Chi, "Little David,
Play On Your Harp."
Ag College Plans
Senior Coffee Hour
An informal coffee hour for all
graduating seniors in the. College
of Agriculture will be held May
2 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Foods
and Nutrition Building, according
to Dr. and Mrs. Franklin Eld
ridge. Dean and Mrs. W. V. Lambert
will join the Eldridges in receiving
guests. Invitations are being sent
personally to each graduating sen
"Both Dean Lambert and I would
like to visit informally with as
many graduating seniors ss pos
sible," Dr. Eldridge said.
age. IFC stated that they were un
der the control of the Board of Re
gents and the Committee on Stu
dent Affairs and were therefore
exempt from the Council ruling.
Panhellemc and. Union were in
cluded in the dispute when it was
found that they too were under
control of the Student Affairs com
mittee and the Regents.
The entire matter was brought
to the Council and was then turned
over to the Judiciary Committee
of the Council! j
The Judiciary Committee ruled
that IFC, Panhellenic and Union
would be covered by the Council
scholarship policy. .
The resolution as passed by the
Judiciary Committee follows: "In
enforcing the Student Council
scholarship policy requiring a 5.0
average for board members and
a 5.7 for officers, the Judiciary
Committee of the Council, acting
SC Members
ith Ruling
All but one of the Student Coun
cil members contacted by The Ne-
braskan in regard to the decision
by the Student Affairs Committee
to limit Council jurisdiction op
posed the decision.
"This is the most exquisite job
of placing the students in their po
sition of utter submissiveness
that I have ever seen," Mick
Neff, junior council representative,
"The Council has been stripped
of their inner workings and al
lowed only the outer walls, thus
becoming, a Student. Council in
name only," he continued.
"Such a Council for the good of
the students, would be better off
to disband than to remain as a
powerless puppet animated only
by the strings of the Administra
tion at the suggestions of an organ
ization faculty advisor," Neff add
ed. "I'd like to inquire as to just
what the Student Council does
have power over?" Bev Deepe,
junior representative, said.
"This appears to be a direct vio
lation of Article II of the Student
Council Constitution which states
. . . 'The purposes of this organ
ization shall be to act as the su
preme student governing body in
the regulation and coordination of
all phases of student self-govern
ment, " Don Beck, junior repre
sentative, said.
Junior council member Dot No
votny said, "I feel that the deci
sion was not in the best interests of
the students as I definitely feel
there should be a scholarship lim
itation." .
"Even though it puts the Coun
cil in a bad light, it had to be
done in view of circumstances,"
was the opinion of Dick Reische,
junior member.
"This makes the Council a group
of people getting together Wednes
days at 4 p.m. to drink tea," Marv
Breslow, junior representative,
said. "It is curious that the fac
ulty is against any scholastic stan
dards in activities, but it probably
got in the way of their politics," he
Faculty members of the Student
Affairs Committee contacted by
The Nebraskan refused to com
ment on the decision.
Display Examined
Co-chairmen of the 1956 Engi
neering Mechanics displays for
E-Week are Ralph Foral (right)
and Vera Sutter. They are pic
tured examining an automatic
pilot, a feature of the E-Week dis
plays. E-Week began Thurs
day with an Open House. Un
usual, informative and amazing
feats of engineering are on pub
-s ! t :? I
Courtesy Sunday Journal and Stat
Colbert Hove
in accordance with a resolution
passed in Council and pursuant to
its authority 'to interpret the Coun
cil constitution and by-laws Arti
cle VII,- Section 2 (A), hereby
rules that Interfraternity C o.u n
cil, Panhellenic Council and Stu
dent Union Board are subject to
this policy, as are all other cam
pus organizations which were en
compassed in the enactment there
of." According to J. P. Colbert, Dean
of Student Affairs and chairman
of the faculty committee on Stu
dent Affairs, "The Council, as a
whole, did not take action upon
the ruling of its Judiciary Com
mittee." "The Council then asked our
committee to clarify two things
(1) the status of authority of the
Council over the three organiza
tions in particular and (2) the gen
eral authority of the Council over
all campus organizations," C o 1
bert said.
Colbert added, "The Committee
Full Day:
Day Show
A full day of action packed
events are slated for Saturday's
annual All-Sports Day. Coach Tony
Sharpe's baseball squad will lead
off the festivities at 10 a.m. against
Offutt Air Base of Omaha.
In the second event of All Sports
Day the Nebraska tennis team
will try to break their losing streak
when they meet Iowa State at 11.
Varsity trackman will pit their
skills against the freshman team
starting at noon on the Stadium
At 2 p.m. Varsity and Alumni
football players take over in the
Stadium in the main attraction
of the day. There will be no re
served seats for any of the events.
Tickets may be purchased for $1
at Room 109 in the Coliseum. One
ticket is good for all of the con
tests. The University gymnastics team
will present an exhibition in the
Coliseum following the football
game. There will be a swimming
exhibition in the Coliseum pool at
5 p.m.
Many of the alumni have been
working out the past week and
and most of them are expected
at thn full scale practice which
has been scheduled for today.
Acording to Vic Schleich '42,
who has appeared in every game
since their origination in 1950,
"once is all I'm going to get these
old muscles sore this week end."
Others are expected to join
Schleich in watching Friday's prac
tice but forty will be ready to go
against the Varsity Saturday.
lic display during the week. The
displays can be viewed from 2
p.m, to 10 p.m. More than 5000
persons' are expected to view
the engineering principles and
practices which enter into every
phase of modern-day living. Fea
tured in the displays is a model
of the proposed satellite which
will be hurled into space next
yeaj by the U.S. government.
on Student Affairs discussed the
problem and came to the conclu
sion that in regard to overall juris
diction of the Council, "The Stu
dent Council '.has authority over
campus activities of a general na
ture but does not have authority
over the internal affairs of indi
vidual organizations."
By "general nature" Colbert
cited elections as an example of
a general function over which the
Council has jurisdiction.
However, he said, our commit
tee felt that the Council does not
have the right to set up criteria
for the selection of officers and
board members of campus organ
izations. "It must be remembered," Col
bert said, "that the Council and
the Committee on Student Affairs
acts upon the constitutions of the
various organizations." "As long
as the organizations are not vio
lating the requirements as set up
in their constitutions, the Council
has no authority," Colbert stated.
"The Student Affairs committee
is certainly interested in high schol
arship," Colbert continued, but
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Top Rating Given
Dick Fellman, editor of The
Nebraskan last semester, headed
the staff of the Nebraskan that
won the AU-American rating.
The ratings, compiled by the
Paper Receives Top Ratiw
The Nebraskan has received
the Associate Collegiate Press
All-American rating for the se
mester ending February 1956.
The top rating was given to
six college newspapers of com
parable enrollment that pub
lished two or three times a
week. Thirty college newspa
pers were entered in this di
vision. This is the third time in a
decade that The Nebraskan
has received the All-Americsa
rating. The last time the pa
per received the rating was in
the spring of 1952, when Joan
Kruger was editor. Prior to
that, The Nebraskan received
the rating in 1947.
According to Fred Kildow,
director of ACP, "All-American
rating indicates a distinct
ly superior achievement. Pa
pers in each group were com
pared with each other, and
standards were set up by the
newspapers themselves, after
basic Guidebook considerations
were taken into account."
The newspaper Guidebook
sets up critera that the news
papers are judged by, includ
ing, physical properties (typog
raphy) and coverage.
The judge was Gareth Heil
bert, columnist and former
city editor of the St. Paul Pi
oneer Press and Dispatch.
"The Nebraskan seems to be a
pretty good model of a good
college newspaper I It has per
sonality and leads in opinions,
whether or. not it . is always
Club Endorses
The Agricultural Economics
Club endorsed the petitions in re
gard to Clyde Mitchell.
The latest results on the peti
tions indicate that approximately
500 students have signed, roughly
about one-half of the students en
rolled in the College of Agricul
ture. Ag Ec Club also voted that Mel
Bellinger, club president, present
the petitions to the proper author
ities. Results on city campus are in
complete and probably represent
still feels that the Council cannot
set up the qualifications upon which
the organizations can select their
officers. .
"Also the Student Council can
say that all Council representa
tives must have a certain average,
he said. In addition, "The Council
can recommend to all organiza
tions that they set up the require
ments desired by the Council,
Colbert said.
Other action pending before the
Committee on Student Affairs in
cluded (1) student representation
on the Student Affairs committee
and the Library Committee and
(2) the financial responsibilities
of campus organizations.
The Committee recessed until
Thursday when these two matters
will be discussed.
Members of the faculty commit
tee on Student Affairs in addition
to Colbert are Robert Knoll, Hel
en Snyder, Marjorie Johnston, H.
L. Weaver, Elsie Jevons, Mrs. An
gline Anderson, A. P. Bates, A. B.
Ward, Irwin Hathoway, Mrs. Ruth
Levinson, Miss Mabel Strong, L.
E. Young and W. C. Harper.
Associated Collegiate Press, are
comparative ratings of all col
lege newspapers which desire
ratings. All-American , is the
highest rating given.
the accepted view is beside the
point." he said.
"You take a stand and stay
with it. That is part of a news
paper's job ... to stand up
for what it believes is right,"
Hielbert continued.
The coverage of student
"life" was designated as "out
standing." "All your editorials
are strong in voice. Your edi
torial page has variety, good
unity, thoughtful commentary
and humor. It has a lot of good
reading," Hielbert said.
In addition to the comment
on the editorial page, The Ne
braskan also rated well in typ
ography, pictures, make-up and
general news coverage. The is
sues which were judged were ,
published during October, of
Dick Fellman, Arts and Sci-'
ence senior, was editor of the
Nebraskan the fall semester.
"I'm happy about the rating
and proud of the staff. I al
ways did feel that the staff did
an excellent job throughout the
semester and ran the paper on
a professional level with com
plete cooperation, although cer-'
tainly not always agreement,
on the many issues of the day,"
Fellman said.
The fall semester staff in
cluded; F e 1 1 m a n, editor;
George Madsen, business man-;
ager; Bruce Brugmann, editor
ial page editor; Sam Jensen,
managing editor, Fred Daly,
news editor, and Bob Cook,
" sports editor.
Ag Petitions
from 259 to 300 signatures. Peti
tions must be turned into The Ne
braskan office by Friday to be con
sidered for the Board of Regents
meeting.. -
Spring Day Meeting
A meeting of all intramural
chairmen or representatives from
each organized house will be held
at 5 p.m., Monday in the Union,
Room 316. A schedule of events,
and details of Spring Day will be
released st this tims.