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Football Team
On Page 3
Six Hundred Students
To Participate In Annual
'Messiah' See Page 4 .
Vol. 31, No. 30
Wednesday, December 5, 1956
Union Tonight:
Annual AW Auction
Features Pledge Safes
The annual AUF Auction will be
held Wednesday In the Union Ball
room at 7 p in,
According to Jeanne Elliott,
AUF president, this year's auction
has been cut down because of the
time element. The committee Is
going to try to run the auction fast
er this year than it has been run
Miss Elliott said freshmen .will
rot be late until 15 minutes after
the auction according to Carol
Link, AWS president.
' Fraternity and sorority pledge
classes will be auctioned off as
well as NU's Misses Nebraska,
Diane Knotek and Shari Lewis;
various coaches including Pete
Elliott; Frank; Hallgren, Associate
Dean of Student Affairs; A. C.
Breckenridge, Dean of Faculties;
and Chancellor Clifford Hardin;
faculty members as bus boys; and
the Activity Queen and her at
tendants. The auction will also- Include
some .special events including
throwing a pie at Sam Jensen,
Nebraskan Editor.
,The Activity Queen will also be
crowned at the auction, Finalists
are Nan Carlson, Nancy Copeland,
Nat Johnson, and Jackie Miller.
Afeiv York
Renort Due
An IFC meeting will be held
Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Union.
President Sam Ellis and Secre
tary Bob Schuyler will present
reports on their trip to the Na
tional IFC convention in New
York. '
Plans for the coming Christmas
Party will be discussed. It will
be held this year Dec. 13t and
preparations have begun for this
year's party.
Nominations for the position of
vice president of IFC will be open
to fill the vacancy of Bob Cook,
former vice president, said Ellis.
A letter from the Faculty Com
mittee On Student Affairs concern
ing thex recent IFC Resolution
which was, submitted to Chancel
lor Hardin has been received by
Ellis. The letter will be read and
discussed in the IFC meeting
Wednesday night said Ellis.
The resolution was presented as
a letter to Chancellor Hardin fol
lowing the withdrawal of a pre
vious petition by the IFC to the
Committee on Student Affairs.
The IFC had previously asked
the faculty group for the reinstate
ment of the annual IFC Ball at
the Turnpike Ballroom. .
The Resolution was referred to
the Committee on Student Affairs
by Chancellor Hardin.
The Committee's letter to the
IFC is the first action which has
been taken since the resolution
was first sent on Nov. 13.
A report from the IFC Public
Relations Committee will be re
ceived. The committee was set
up to aid tLe Council's public re
lations setup.
The Committee, through the co
operation of the University Public
Relations Department, will begin
informing the people of Nebraska
of worthy deeds performed by fra
ternities. The IFC feels that it is essen
tial to get across to the parents
of Nebraska a positive message
through the newspapers of the
state regarding the accomplish
ments of the Interfraternity Coun
cil and individual fraternities.
Other committee reports will be
pfC.ented at the meeting.
Following is the list of organized houses which will participate in
the annual AUF Auction Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Union Ballroom.
jSpecial groups to be auctioned are not included in the listing. Tickets
are 2 cents.
Martin' Mob
Who SMf
Homelcsr Wert
Shot Don
At Boys
Fluffy ToMt
Mechanical Men
Powder 'n Faint
Slant hter on 14th
New Queen
Flying Fortres
Ihrlee Wrty
Mereercd Monkey!
Morbid Mob
Questionable Taatt '
W hat lit
Widest Hip
Constant Study
Road Runner
Omaha Annex
Buck 'n Buckle
Squared KnUht
lohnny's Friend .
lnne Ontra
House of Yesterdnj
Carvln Marvin
Double Croat
We Tried
Ike rusher
illerby Winner
Mr. Feepe-
Political legacy
Crowded Coiner
Small group but worth It
Premium quality
Pep helper with wide (election
Ocean blue group at good price
Strong young men, wide variety
, Mixed weight In good quality
Home of the boy who cried wolf
Beflned Uttle group
Conveniently close to onion
Huge variety produce good result
Top quality despite wing
Famous group spawn new crop
Added number, added strength
Talkative lot, but top quality
. Beeent trial can't hurt famous mea
Consistent quality '
Station vehicle add Interest
Famous group with top new crop
Move In time adds mora than Bin
Home of the Ag mystic
Widely praised young thing
New set of Ivy gentlemen
H-nors for enthnailsm
Wit eonqjer all
Boon the whistler leave
Artistic backdrop for athlete
Home of the poor man' Maehlavelll
New name for the sweetheart lot
" Good little moppet of top quality
Big political activity In Heartbreak Hotel
Two way proposition
Noted for second generatloner
Convenient location with view
A noteworthy win
Steady group with prospects
Uttle group stands well on own feet
New crop avenge Triumphant Irt
Judges for the selection of Ac
tivity Queen are Linda Buthman,
Cornhusker, editor; Charlie Trum
ble, Cobs Treasurer; John Fagan,
Innocent j vice-president; Jack
Rodgers, Assistant Professor of
Political Science; Dr. James Mil
ler chairman of the English de
partment; and Dr. Stanley Ross,
associate professor of history.
Rev. Rex Knowles, AUF advisor,
will be the auction moderator.
Tickets for the auction may be
purchased at the door.
Two 'Cleared':
NU Arson
Questioning ' of ' NU students in
connection with a fire at tempor
ary K is expected to begin
Wednesday or Thursday, accord
ing to Lincoln Fire Inspector Ros
coe Benton.
Benton and arson investigator
G. W. Germain of the State Fire
Marshal's office questioned other
persons associated with activities
in the building Tuesday.
Nothing new has developed since
the discovery of undisclosed "ad
ditional evidence" Monday at the
scene of the fire, according to
Germain. A can of inflammable
liquid was found near the fire
scene, one of five set in down
town Lincoln Saturday.
Police yesterday apparently
cleared two men by lie detector
tests. Results of both tests con
cerning connection with the fires
proved "negative."
Police Chief Joe Carroll said
the field of suspects "is narrow
ing by a process of elimination."
The police checked whereabouts
of known arsonists and questioned
several others, all of whom ac
counted for their activities on Sat
urday, according to Chief Carroll.
No additional officers have been
plated on duty because of the out
break of fires but some officers
"have been assigned to concen
trate on the case," Carroll said.
A fire Tuesday morning at 12:10
a.m. at the Agricultural Chemis
try building on Ag campus was
definitely not connected with the
arson cases, according to Lincoln
fire department officials.
Faulty wiring in an electric
motor caused the latest Uni
versity blaze, the second within
a three-day period on the campus
and the fourth within the past two
Snow Flurries
To Accompany
Mercury Drop
A cold wave predicted Monday
will finally hit Nebraska Wednes
day and con
tinue Thurs
day, according
to the U.S.
Weather Bu
Predict e d
snow flurries
and occasional
drizzle will
cover all but
the southeast
ern part of the
state. '
Lincoln recorded a record high
of 66 Tuesday and the high Wednes
day is expected to be in the 40's.
Three inches of snow is ex
pected in the Panhandle by
Wednesday although the rest of
the state will experience only
scattered snowfall.
.V V'
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Governor Approves Plan
Governor Vict opAflderson''
looks over plans for the Hun
garian Student Project with
Barb Sharp, project chairman
and Nancy DeLong, committee
member. Gov." Anderson pledged
full support and commended Uni
versity students for initiating the
project. . .
'The governor also gave om
mittee members a $23 check to
be used in connection with the
project. Chancellor Clifford Har
din told the committee that, he
would present the request for a
tuition waiver 'or establishment
Rag Luncheon:
Hardin To
Chancellor Clifford Hardin will
speak to the Rag Press Lunch
eon at its weekly meeting Friday,
according to .Sam. Jensen, editor.
He will explain the financial diffi
culties of the P
U n i v ersity
in regard to
the current
con troversy
over the bud
get. The Chancel
lor is attempt
ing to gain an
increase o f
$5.5 million in
t h ,tj .Univer- Courtesy Lincoln Journal
sity bud get... Hardin
Governor VT c t o r Anderson re
turned the budget after the meet
ing of the Budget committee last
Thursday, asking that it be
trimmed to the barest minimum.
Hardin replied that the budget had
already been cut down as far as
He stated, "I cannot in good
faith tell the people of Nebraska
that the problems of their Uni
versity can be reduced or solved
by changing the totals in the Bud
get." To this Governor Anderson re
plied that he would find it difficult
to present the increased tax bur
den to the people of Nebraska,
considering that some of them
have been without income for the
past two years because of the
But Hardin said that the increase
was the smallest that the Uni
versity could possibly ask for.
An original composition by Rob
ert Beadell of the Nebraska Uni
versity Department of Music will
be performed by the University
Singers and soloists, Leon Lishner,
bass and Jack Snider, french horn,
at the annual Christmas Carol Con
cert, December 9.
The composition, "The Snow
Lies Thick," was written in Au
gust and September at the request
of Dr. David Foltz, director of
the Singers, for a work which
would feature Lishner and the
The words were taken from a
modern carol written in Old Eng
lish by Geoffrey Shaw. Beadell
chose this text for its simplicity
and beauty, and because he felt
teat its spirit and mood are appre
ate for the program of traditional
The Carol Concert will be pre
sented on Sunday, December 9,
at 3:00 and at 4:30, in the Union
Ballroom. Admission is by ticket
only, but free tickets may be ob
tained now at teh Union Main Of
fice. Faculty Members
To Attend Meeting
Two home economics" faculty
members at the University will
take part in the North Central
Regional Nutrition Research com
mittee meeting Wednesday through
Friday in Chicago, 111.
Dr. Hellen' Linkswuer and Dr.
Hazel Fox, both associate profes
sors of home economics, will re
activities and help plan forthcom
ing research for the North Cen
tral region.
Of scholarships Io the Board of
Regents. It is hoped that not
' less than two and not more than
ten Hungarian' Refugee students
can be enrolled ft the University
next semester. Members of
YWCA, AUF: ahd CCRC are
working in con4ection with the
project, started; after a resolu
tion suggesting the project was
introduced in a meeting of the
YW city campus, cabinet. Ad
visors to the committee include
v Dr. G. W. Rosenlof , Internation
al Student Advisor; Dr. Rex
Knowles. (See story at right.)
The University Alumni Associa
tion has pledged their support to
Hardin in an effort to "acquaint
the people of Nebraska with the
need of the increased budget."
Sam Jensen, editor of the Ne
braskan, has stressed the need for
all students to. support the Chan
cellor in his drive, and for as
many people as possible to at
tend the Press Club Friday.
All members of the Nebraskan
and Cornhusker staffs, reporters
and workers, members of the
Board of Publications, heads of
Boards and Innocents are invited,
i.. :,U t
The annual Intra-Campus Bridge
Tournament sponsored by the
Union will be held Dec. 15 at 1:00
p.m. in parlors A, B and C of the
All organized houses are being
sent letters and entry blanks for
the tournament, according to Pat
McWilliams, Publicity Chairman
These entries are due Dec. 6 in the
Union activities office.
Each house is allowed one bridge
team and two alternates, an
nounced James Porter, who is in
charge of the tournament. Prizes
will be given for first and second
place. i
A traveling trophy with the name
of the house engraved on it, and
a permanent plaque will be given
for first place. Two decks of cards
with the house name engraved on
it will be given as second prize.
Rules for the Bridge tournament
are as follows: Students entering
must be carrying '12 or more
hours and must meet University
eligibility requirements. Any or
ganized house or approved campus
organization may be represented
in the tournament.
Both members on a team must
be from the same organization.
President or adviser of organiza
tion must sign entry Wank.
Cards Show
NU Scenes
The University Cosmopolitan
Club is selling Campus Christmas
cards again this year . according
to Valida Jansen, president.
Three campus scenes ara avail
available; two of the Social Sci
ence Building and one of the Muel
ler Tower. The Club has sponsored
this activity for the past four
years. v
Profits from the card sales will
go to both the Lancaster County
Society for Crippled Children and
the Cosmopolitan Club activities
The cards are available- at the
Nebraskan Book Store, Peden's
Book Store and at 102 Temple
Building. The price ranges from
one to ten dollars a box.'
The Crippled Children's Society
vas chosen to share in the profits
because of the Society's interest
and support of the - Children's
Speech Clinic, Miss Jansen said.
The Clinic in turn gives individual
and group training to foreign stu
dent in the use of spoken English.
Last year's sales were double that
of the first year.
Hungarian Aid
Knnirr- ka
Ten Hungarian refugee students
might study at the University next
semester if planning by Univer
sity students can be quickly and
effectively implemented.
Definite plans originated follow
ing a resolution in . the City Camp
us YWCA which expressed the de
sire to take specific action in re
lieving 1 the plight of- Hungarian
refugee students.-
The resolution, presented by
Barb Sharp, YW membership
chairman, was unanimously
passed by the YW Cabinet on Nov.
26. . .
Miss Sharp was named chair
man of the central committee of
nine students and four advisors,
appointed by the YW executive
board. This committee will act as
a coordinating body for all stu
dent and faculty organizations
wishing to participate in the proj
ect. Although action originated in
the YWCA, Betty Wilson, YW ex
ecutive director, emphasized that
it is hoped that this will become
an all-University and all-community
All University Fund and City
Campus Religious Council have dis
cussed taking definite steps to aid
in the project. Other organizations
and civic groups will be asked to
participate in the project, accord
ing to committee members.
Governor Victor Anderson
pledged his support to the project
terming it "a wonderful program"
and donating $25, the initial con
tribution for the project.
The Governor told Miss Sharp
and Nancy DeLong, committee
member, that University students
should be commended for instigat
ing this "worthwhile program."
"It is an important part of our
peace program to help oppressed
people as much as possible," the
Governor said, and added, "This
is something we can do without
buying their friendship."
The Governor emphasized that
he wishes to be kept informed on
the) progress" of the undertaking.
mm turn me comminee memoers
that "If there is anything I can
do to help, feel free to call on
"Our most important considera
tion," said Miss Sharp, "is that
we be able to guarantee transpor
tation, books, tuition, room and
board, clothing and maintenance
costs before Christmas vacation.
She added that it is hoped these
students, or at least a portion of
the number,- can be enrolled in
the University next semester,
Members of the committee in
addition to Miss Sharp are: Luci
'Moon' Opening:
Theater rant
Af( Players'
Copy Editor
In 1942 "Dark of the Moon"
was chosen as the best poetic
drama and presented the Maxwell
Anderson Award.
Now we are all familiar with
poetic license. The term is used
to explain such plays as "Winter
set" which have very complicated
plots and used to rationalize the
"off stage" movement of such
plays as the last one the Univer
sity Theater attempted.
However, no license, no explana
tion, seemed necessary to add to
the enjoyment of "Dark of the
Moon" as the University Players
presented it Tuesday evening.
I like to think of a play as a
complete unit, however, and when
ever any faults in the technical
production of the drama "konk
out" then some of the enjoyment,
some of the train of thought need
ed to- tie a poetic drama together,
are lost.
Harry Stiver, a newcomer to
the staff of the drama department,
this year did an excellent job with
costuming, light plots and all the
elements which go into making
the visual picture more real. Some
one .of the witches, however, must
have gotten into the control booth
and flipped off the lights twice and
twisted the volume control knob of
the recording, machines. I'll clas
sify, these flaws as opening night
jittery fingers.
On the other hand, the technical
elements of i the play were ex
tremely important and utterly
charming." I can't explain what
Stiver did the results are on the
Howell stage.
Dark of the Moon involves the
desire of a witch boy to become
human. A conjur woman grants
the wish with the stipulation that
if the woman he wants to marry
is unfaithful to him within the
year he will be changed back into
the witchboy.
Ron Hull, listed as a producer
director of KUON-TV, did a tol
erable job as the witch boy, John.
Switzer, assistant chairman; Dr.
Rex Knowles, Presbyterian-Congregational
student house pastor;
Dr. G. W. Rosenlof, International
Student Advisor; Betty Wilson,
YWCA executive director; Miss
Kate Field, member of the YWCA
Advisory Board; Margo Hornady,
committee secretary; Phyl Bon
ner, publicity chairman; Sonia
Sievers, finance chairmen, Sally
Flannigan, Terry Mitchem, Jan
Lichtenberger and Mary Bradley.
' The committee is planning to
request that the religious houses
on campus, through the City Camp
us Religious Council, attempt to
underwrite the maintenance costs,
estimated at $40 per month pet
student, said Miss Bradley, com
mittee representative to CCRC.
Bookstores will be contacted in
the hope that textbooks will be
donated for the students, accord
ing to Jan Lichtenberger, chair
man of 33 workers investigating
this possibility.
The committee is hoping to work
with Panhellenic and Interfratern
ity Council, Miss Sharp said, "to
find housing and board for these
students." She pointed out that if
these two groups would consent
to assist in the project, it would
not be the project of a particular
sorority or fraternity to house
these students, but rather that the
two organizations, as a Whole,
Christmas Party:
nfon To Bnvif.G;
"Rudolph's Rendezvous", the
Union's annual Christmas Party
and Open House will be held on
Dec. 12 from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
in the Union, according to Judy
Decker, chairman.
Santa Claus will hand out free
gifts in the front lobby of the Union
to all students attending the, party.
Tuffy Epstein and his combo will
provide music for dancing in the
ballroom while the Tau Kappa Ep
silon combo will play in the Round
Up Room. Roger Wischmeter will
accompany on the organ the Sin
fonia as they sing Christmas
carols. Also a brass group will play
Christmas songs in the Main
"Christmas Rhapsody", "The
Littlest Angel" and "The Night Be
fore Christmas" movies will be
shown in the Faculty Lounge while
the Music Room will be open so
that students may play their fa
asy Production Rated
Top Performance 01 1
This impression may stem from
the fact that I feel poetry cannot
be stereotyped. And since many
of the characters of the play are
just good old country bumpkins,
Hull's reading at least in the first
act followed the style.
Bu( he was a human, too, and
played the role well.
Jacquie Miller played Barbara
Allen (the folk tale of that name
being the basis of the play) as I
have never seen her perform be
fore. She might be remembered
for last year's work in "Madam
Butterfly." And yet, if one (like
me) hasn't seen her since then one
wouldn't recognize her. Seasoning
has done Miss Miller a world of
good. Her emotion, her face, her
hands, all make the play live, I
This play has opposite poles. On
one hand it is the deeply touching
story of a strange love. On the
other hand it is a cross section
Len Schropfer, as the Conjur
Man, advises Ron Hull, who
plays the Witch Boy, not to be-
come human in 1 the University
would support the project.
The committee is planning to
solicit civic organizations in -Lin
coin, and perhaps out-state, to un
derwrite the costs of transporta
tion for the ten students-from tht
port of entry in the United States,
Miss Switzer said. The transpor
tation costs have been estimated
at $60 per student.
AUF board and committee mem
bers are planning to contact Lin
coln merchants to see if they would
be willing to contribute clothes
and miscellaneous articles for the
project, said Terry Mitchem, com
mittee representative to AUF. In
a board meeting last, week, AUF
discussed the project and pledged
full support, although it was point
ed out that additional solicitations
on campus are not permitted un
der the AUF constitution, said
Jeanne Elliott, AUF president.
In regard to scholarships or the
waiving of tuition for the Hungar
ian students, Chancellor Clifford
Hardin assured the committee that
he would be "delighted" to pre
sent this matter before the Board
of Regents. The next meeting of
the Regents will be held January
Any campus organization which
wishes to pledge support to tht
project may contact the YWCA
office in Rosa Bouton Hall, Miss
Sharp said.
vorite Christmas records.
Bingo will be played in Parlors
A and B and Christmas wrappings
and gift-wrapped packages will be
displayed in Parlor C.
A window scene showing roof
tops, tree tops and Santa and his
sleigh, in the background, with a
real chimney front will be ja tht
main hallway of-the Union.
In the chimney will be a tack
for presents such as food, clothing
and toys. These presents will be
presented to needy families in Lin
coln for Christmas,
University students may donate
gifts which are in good condition
and wrapped by dropping them into
the sack.
AWS has extended hours for
women to 10:30 p.m. so that they
may attend the All-University
party. Everything is free, accord
ing to Bob Handy, Union Activities
(and, as I said, a stereotype) of
the mountain life. It's folksy. Da
vid Meisenholder as the preacher
leads some fine hymn singing and
gets some well earned laughs, un
cle Smelicue (notice the stereo
typing in the style of the name)
is a big laugh provoker. He was
played by Don Sobolik and looked
very much like another University
Theater personality with a hat on.
Dallas S. Williams, director of
the University Theater, put the
show together dramatically.
I might mention freshmen Sally
Wengert, who played a graceful
(no pun) , witch, , and Judy DeVil
biss who was a surly little, sinner
named Edna. They both did well
and we can hope to see them
again in the theater.
Despite the flaws in the show
Tuesday night, I b e 1 i e v e that
"Dark of the Moon" is the best
thing the University Theater has
attempted this year. .
Kcbraakaa PheU
Theater production of "Dark cf
the Moon" which will be at the
Howell Memorial Theater
through Saturday. .. .. ;