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Hardin Addresses Committee
Chancellor Clifford Hardin pre
ents the 1956 University budget
before the Governor's Budget"
Committee Thursday at the State
Vol. 31, No. 28
The 1956-57 Social Season at the
University will officially open Fri
day with the 1956 Military Ball
The Ball will start at 9 p.m.
to the music of Richard Maltby
, and his orchestra. Backing up
Maltby will be the Lincoln Drum
and Bugle Corps, The Naval Avia
tion Cadet Choir and Arthur Mur
The Lincoln Drum and Bugle
Corps will play five numbers, ac
cording to Lyle Hansen, publicity
chairman for the Ball. These num
bers will be "rousing marches
typical of a drum and bugle corps
Featured with the Corps will
be Joan Posekany, 1954-1965 Miss
Majorette of U.S. and state ba
ton twirling champion 1943-1356, in
a baton twirling exhibition. The
Corps will go on the floor, at 10
p.m. and their show will last for
approximately ten minutes, Han
sen announced. a
Directly following the Lincoln
Drum and Bugle Corps, the Naval
Aviation Cadet Choir will make
its first of two appearances. The
first will be at 10:30 p.m., and
the second at 11:20 p.m. During
one of the numbers the choir will
be accompanied by Diane Knotek,
a University senior.
Richard Maltby and his 16 piece
orchestra featuring Frankie Crock
ett as vocalist will be the major
attraction at the Ball.
Maltby has arranged for Benny
Goodman, Paul Whiteman, and
other musical greats for a cum
ber of years and has recently be
come associated with the Amer
ican Broadcasting Company.
In the first few months of its
existence, the orchestra had be-
Discussion concerning a revision
in the present method of selecting
the Spring Day Committee was
he'd in Wednesday's meeting of
the Student Council.
Rev Deepe, a Council vice-president,
announced that the Commit
tee on Student Activities would sub
mit a proposal at the next Council
meeting to reseend a motion made
last March by Don Beck concern
ing' the selection of the Spring Day
Beck's motion, which is present
ly in effect, stated that a six man
steering committee should be chos
en at the beginning of eadi school
year. The motion also stipulates
that the committee should be
cbosen in the same manner as
the Publications Board through Stu
dent Council interview.
Miss Deepe stated that her com
tni'tee was "investigating to find
a better arrangement to set up
the Spring Day Committee."
In other business the Alpha
Epsilon Gamma, radio-t.v. frater
nity, and Nebraska Masquer con
stitutions were submitted by Coun
cil vice-president Don Beck and
approved by unanimous decisions.
2 AM Hours Friday
2:90 a.m. hour were an
Bonnced by AWS President Card
Link for Friday evening, the
night of the Military Ball.
However, no veraights win
be allowed Friday, Miss Link
Capitol. The Governor asked the
Chancellor to cut the budget as
much as possible. In January
the Governor will make his rec
ommendation to the Legislature.
come publicly known as the "band
that the dancers demand".
The high point of the Military
Bali win be reached with the pre
entatkm of the 1956 Honorary Com
Finalists for Honorary Comman
dant are Diane Peterson, Miss
Navy; Carol Link, Miss Army, and
Linda Buthman, Miss Air Force
According to Lt. Cmdr. D. B
Edge, officer in charge of the
Ball, all of the candidates will
be given a sash denoting the var
After the presentation of these
sashes, one bearing the name of
"1956 Honorary Commandant
will be presented to the winning
Ron Blue, Chairman of the Mil
itary Ball Committee,- will present
the Honorary Commandant to
Chancellor Clifford Hardin at this
Four curtain acts have been ac
cepted for presentation in Kosmet
Klub's Fall Review, "Classical
Capers." .The four bouses are Sig
ma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Ma,
Tau Kappa EpsSon, and Phi Delta
Tickets for the review which
takes place in the Coliseum, De
cember 14, went on sale Thurs
day, at 90c per person, according
to Bui Bedwell, president.
Tickets may be purchased from
any Kosmet Klub worker or in the
Prince Kosmet and Nebraska
Sweetheart will be presented at
the show, during intermission. The
candidates for Nebraska Sweet
heart are Cbarlene Ferguson, Ar
lene Krbek, Sara Hubka, Mary
Huston, Jane Jeffrey, and Marion
Janda. Prince Kosmet candidates
are Jim Murphy, Gordon Englert,
Dyke Newcomer, Don Smidt, Al
Daggert, and Lowell Niebaum.
The skiJl are "All Our Hides."
Delta Upsilon; "Ulysses," Phi
Gamma Delta; "Faust," Phi Kap
pa Psi; "New (NU) Oklahoma,"
Sigma Phi Epsilon; "USS Misery,"
Tbeta XI; "My Fair Lady," Zeta
The AH University Fund voted
Thursday to send flOO from their
emergency fund to World Univer
sity Service to be used for relief
for Hungarian students.
This money from AUF's five per
cent emergency fund will be sent
in addition to the scheduled dona
tion to WUS. AUF gives 15 per
cent of its drive contributions to
this international student charity
The $100 will be sent specifically
for aid to Hungarian students,
Jetatne Elliott, AUF president,
said. "We belie?- that the situa
tion in Hungary merits tliis emer
gency donation," Miss Elliott said.
A nation-wide appeal is being
launched urging American college
students to donate funds for their
Hungarian colleagues. The appeal
came after two weeks of intense
action in Hungary during which
Hungarian univtrsity students re
volted for political freedom.
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Left to right are Chancellor Har
din, State Senator McHenry,
Mrs. Margaruite Price of the
Legislative Council, Tax Officer
Charles Smith, Governor Victor
Military Ball Program
9- 9:40 p.m.
10- 10:10 p.m.
12 Midnight-1 a.m.
Dr. Pee, Junior Division
Director, Dies Thursday
Dr. Wesley Poe. 34. director of
the Junior Division and Counseling
Service at the University, died
Thursday after a long illness. '
Chancellor Clifford Hardin
stated, "It was with deep regret
that I learned of the passing of
Dr. Wesley Poe. I am certain that
I can speak for the Board of Re
gents and the many members of
the University family in extending
our sincere sympathy to Dr. Poe's
"His contributions to the Univer
sity and its students have been
many and have been appreciated
by those who knew him."
Dr. Poe was appointed director
of the Junior Division in 1955 after
coming to the University as an in
structor in 1950. Last year he also
served as an advisor to the All
No flowers are requested but'
donations to the Dr. Wesley A.
Poe Memorial Fund may be sent
to Roper & Sons, Inc., who are
in charge of arrangements. The
fund will be presented to a worthy
charity named by Mrs. Poe.
A native Nebraskan and a grad
uate of Nebraska Wesleyan Uni
versity, Dr. Poe received his MA.
from Northwestern University and
Ph.D. from the University of Ne
braska. After serving as assistant
Kosmet Klub Royalty
la a Tuesday Evening inter
view session members of the In
nocents Society and Mortar
Biaxd chose respectively the six
Nebraska Sweetheart and Prince
Kcsmet finalists. The 1956 Prince
Kosmet and Nebraska Sweet
heart will be elected at the an
nual Kosmet Klub Fall Revue,
Dec. 14 in the Coliseum, by a
Anderson, Tax Commissioner.
Fred Harrington, State Senator
Otto Liebers (head hidden), and
Marjorie Stubbey secretary of
the Tax Commissioner's office.
Friday, November 30, 1956
Dancing to Richard Maltby and his
Grand March and Presentation of
the Honorary Commandant
Lincoln Drum and Bugle Corps
Naval Aviation Cadet Choir and
Miss Diane Knotek
Dancing to Richard Maltby and his
Naval Aviation Cadet Choir
Arthur Murray Dancers
Dancing to Richard Maltby and his
CoorteO' Sunday Journal tat Star
director of education and training
for the International Harvester
Steel Division in Chicago, he re
turned to the University in 1950.
Funeral services for Dr. Poe
will be held at the First Metho
d i s t Church, Saturday at 2:30
p.m. with the Rev. Carl Davidson
officiating. Burial will be at
vcte of the audience. Nebraska
Sweetheart Finalists as seated
left to right are Jane Jeffrey,
senior in Teachers College, Kap
pa Kappa Gamma; Cbarlene
Ferguson, junior in Teachers
College, Alpha Chi Omega;
Mary Huston, junior in Arts and
Science, Kappa Alpha Theta;
Sara Hubka, junior in Teachers
' Governor Victor Anderson Thurs
day asked Chancellor Clifford Har
din and University officials to re
study their proposed 1956-57 bud
get, trimming it "to the bare mini
At a University budget hearing
Thursday the Governor asked
school officials in a reappraisal
of their needs to "consider the
state economic xrisis."
He added he realized the serious
ness of the Chancellor's budget
problems and its relationship to
high University standards but said
he could -not approve the entire
$5,500,000 NU budget increase.
Recommending a "bed rock"
estimation, the Chancellor asked
the committee for a total operat-
A national recruiting struggle be
tween colleges and universities is
taking key faculty members from
the NU campus. Chancellor Clif
ford Hardin warned a governor's
budget committee Thursday.
Urging approval of a $5,500,000
hike in the NU budget, the Chan
cellor said, "If Nebraska does not
choose to act now, perhaps, we
shall all be unwilling witnesses to
the departure of over 200 members
of our faculty in the next two
As late as a week ago Monday,
the Chancellor said, five key men
received offers from other institu
tions, with salary increases rang
ing from $1,500 to $2,500.
"We do not have to match these
offers," the Chancellor said, "but
we must come much closer."
Nearly half the budget increase,
$2,484,292, deals with the salary
problem, affecting both the teacher
and labor force of the University.
Stressing the need for additional
teachers, the Chancellor pointed
out that NU enrollment increased
1,700 students the past three years
"with no appreciable teacher in
creases." Seventy-five additional instruct
ors will be needed during the next
two years to adjust to these in
creases and to meet an expected
enrollment increase from 8,400 to
10,000 by 1958, Hardin said.
Increased maintenance costs, in
cluding rising retirement funds;
increased costs for drugs, and
rapid patient turnover and other
maintenance costs at the Univer
sity Medfcal Center in Omaha; ad
ditional assistance for the College
of Agriculture, the Agricultural Ex
periment Station and the Agricul
tural Extension service, with speci
fic help for farmers in irrigation,
fertilization, soil testing and breed
ing were other factors listed by
the Chancellor necessitating an in
crease in the University budget.
Explaining what the budget in
crease would mean to individual
taxpayers, Hardin said a farmer
with a $50,000 investment would
pay an additional $15.30 not too
great a cost for ensuring the agri
cultural and educational future of
the state. '
"I would submit, most earnestly,
that the University budget request
is reasonable," Hardin said. It is
not extravagant. It is a hard core,
bed rock estimation of a very
"I would submit that our budget
is within the capacity of Nebras-
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College, Delta Gamma; Arlene
Hrbek, senior in Arts and Sci
ence, Delta Delta Delta; and
Marion Janda, ' senior in Ag,
Love Memorial Hall. Prince
Kosmet candidates standing left
to right are Al Dagget, senior
in Business Administration, Phi
Gamma Delta; Dyke Newcom
er, Phi Kappa Psi; Lowell Nie
baum, sophomore in Arts and
ing budget of $29,150,125 of which
$23,363,125 would be paid from
state tax revenue.
Following the hearing the Chan
cellor said fre was "s;ill hopeful"
the governor would accept the
budget as proposed."
Gov. Anderson, who makes his
recommendations to the state legis
lature in about 40 days, asked the
Chancellor, however to "go back
and treat it as a crisis before
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FIRE at Pioneer Co-op caused
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By DAVE HERZOG
A fire early Thursday morning
caused extensive smoke and water
damage to the Pioneer Co-op, a
student rooming house at 1633 Q.
The blaze, which was discovered
at approximately 12:10 a.m. by
Bob Riley, senior in engineering,
who was asleep next to the fire
area. Fire broke out in a trash
chute located on the east side of
the house. Clouds of smoke belched
The weather Friday will continue
Thursday's warming trend with
fair skies and milder temperatures
Highs in the
60's in the
west and 40's
in the east are
lows in the 30's
Friday e v e
ning. The weather
a low of IS to
a high in the 40's.
Science, Kappa Sigma; Jim Mur
phy, senior in Teachers College,
Delta Tau Delta; and Gordon
Englert, senior in Business Ad
ministration, Sigma Alpha Ep
silon. Don Smidt, junior in Arts
and Sciences and a member of
Delta Upsilon is also a Prince
Kosmet finalist but was away
on a basketball trip when the-,
picture was taken.
presenting a a . final budget."
He urged doubling up as.-mucb
as possible and trimming the budg
et where possible. He said he did
rot want a raise ' in tuition but
urged the Chancellor and Univer
sity staff to give consideration to
a possible tuition raise on a "tem
porary: emergency basis."
"The budget problem has given
me more concern than any other
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smoke and fire damage to clothing
this third-floor room.
from Che chute and from the win
dows on that side of the building.
The 27 University students were
first roused by RUey who spread
the alarm through the upper floor
of the frame building.
Bob Dreesen, senior in engineer
ing, then awoke the rest of tha
bouse who evacuated in mass.
A member of Pi Kappa Phi
fraternity turned in the alarm to
the Lincoln fire department and
within ttiree minutes they were at
the scene of the fire.
The Lincoln firemen fought for
nearly half an hour in freezing
weather to bring the blaze under
The students y'ood ouiside clad
only in the clothes that they could
; take with them. They tried to sal
j vage as much of ttieir possessions
as they could carry with them.
The damage to personal prop
erty of the members was not
estimated but clothes in the right
wing closets were considerably
damaged, and some of their prop
erty on the back porch had been
The students were housed for
the rest of the nig!it in N o r r i s
House, Brown Palace and Corn
husker Co-operative houses, and in
the neighboring Pi Kappa Phi
Dreeson, preparing to go to bed,
said that he first noticed the
f.aroes as they burned through the
second floor hall-way.
He said, "the porch doorway ap
peared in solid flames, and I
couldn't believe what I was seeing
until someone on the other end of
the hall yelled, fire!'"
Riley explained that after he first
and tried to arouse as many
men as be could.
Don Hansen, engineering student
Eaid that most of the students in
the house were awake when the
alarm was sounded and that he
heard the sound of "elephants" as
he went for the front door.
He put on a pair of pants over
his pajamas and went for the
door. The other students were right
behind him leaving the house.
Hansen said estimates have been
taken on the damage and that it
will take at least a month to put
the house in order.
Contractors will repair the build
ing as soon as possible, be said.
Set To Speak
At Rag Lunch
Katilan Eszeter will be the guest
speaker at the Rag luncheon Fri
day at 12 noon in parlor X of the
Union. Katilan is a graduate stu
dent at the University and is ma
joring in German. She attended
college at Augustan College in
Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Katilan
came to the United States in Dec.
1951 from Budapest, Hungary.
Campus leaders and members
of the faculty are invited to at
tend the luncheon. Anyone inter
ested may contact Becky Cald
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