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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 19, 1956)
Vol. 31, No. 36!
Members of the . University string ensemble.
Madrigal Singers will present The Madrigal Singers will sing
their annual Christmas concert "u' . Ju,m' W Tf
. the Bnds," and "Ya Viene La
at 7:30 p.m. in the Union main vieja," Spanish carols; "Pata-
lounge. Dr. David Foltz will con- pan" and "The Sleep of the Child
duct the singers who will be ac- Jesus," French carols; and the
companied by the University Welsh number "Deck the Hall."
Foltz To Direct Annual Show: '
Madrigals, String Ensemble
To Present Christmas Concert
The University Madrigal Sing
ers, assisted, by the University
string ensemble, will present its
annual Christmas program Thurs
day at 7:30 p.m. in the Union
The program is directed and
conducted by Dr. David Foltz,
chairman of the department of
Members of the Madrigal Sing
ers include: Richard Voth, Wen
dell Friest, Nancy Norman, Ger
ayne Swanson, Carol Newell, Jo
an Reist, Mary Louise Gunlicks,
Cynthis Barber, William Ander
son, William Hatcher, and William
String Ensemble personnel are:
Walter Carlson; Rosemary Weeks;
Merwinna Kampman; Joan Reist;
William Bush; Morris Collier;
Lindsey Merrill, assistant profes
sor; Earnest Harrison, associate
professor; and Louis Trzcinski and
Priscilla Parson, instructors. The
organist is Mr. Myron Roberts,
associate professor organ and the
ory. The string ensemble is an addi
tion to the program this year.
Arcordine to Dr. Foltz the ancient
madrigal music was in the form
Letters of nomination for Out
standing Nebraskan may be sub
mitted by students to the Nebras
kan office, according to Sam Jen
, Traditionally the staff of the Ne
braskan selects two Outstanding
Nebraskans each semester from the j
nominations of the students.
Each letter of nomination sub
mitted will become the property
of the Nebraskan to use any or all
parts of the letter, except the
name of the nominator.
To be eligible for this award, a
student must have made an out
standing contribution to the Uni
versity and be either a Senior or
a graduate student." The faculty
nominees must have served at
least two years as a faculty mem
ber. Candidates must not in any
way be associated with the Ne
braskan, staff members, reporters,
columnists, or members of the
Board of Publications.
Last year's student winners
were John Gourlay and Gail
Katskee. Dr. Arthur Westbrook
and Dr. Carl Georgi were the fac
ulty members receiving the award.
The deadline for these nomina
tions is Jan. 16, 1957. Winners will
be announced in the Nebraskan,
Jan. 18. ,
University students and the pub
lic will have an opportunity to
sins Christmas carols Wednesday
with the College of Agriculture
choir at the annual Ag College
The event, which is openr to the
public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. In
the Student Activities building.
In addition to singing Christmas
carols with the audience, the 75
voice choir will present selections
from the Messiah and other Christ
Rev. Rex Knowles, University
tor will give the Christmas ad
dress. The invocation and bane
diction will be given by Rev. Ralph
itvm taJm mmmmtammm m w
of strings and 'brass instruements.
Out of that grew the modern con
ception of singing madrigals.
The Madrigal singers will sing
"Fum, Fum, Fum," "Carol of the
Birds," and "Ya Viene La Vieja,"
Spanish carols; "Patapan" and
"The Sleep of the Child Jesus,"
French carols; and the Welsh
number "Deck the Hall.?'
Lentz Plans Project:
MU Professor Jo
Donald Lentz, professor of wood
winds i conductor of the Uni
versity d, is planning to travel
half wa a-ound the world to re
cord Oriental native music before
it is changed by Western influence.
He has been nominated for a
Frank Woods Memorial Fellowship
in Humanities to conduct the pro
ject. If his nomination is approved by
the Board of Regents, he will take
a four month leave of absence
about the first of February.
He plans to travel to India, Cey-,
Ion, Thialand, Bali and Java.
. The objective of his program,
according to Lentz, is to visit pro
vincial areas untouched by Western
influence and record their music,
which dates back to the Vedic
chant, or 5000 B. C.
Closely related to religion, the
Oriental music is used to appease
the gods and to bring sunshine and
rain, he said. For 28 centuries in
Ceylon, priests have chanted from
the sacred books during every full
moon from dark till dawn, he
Lentz explained that oriental
music uses hundreds of different
scales in contrast to our one.
Moreover it has no quarter tones
and no chords. In most cases their
music sounds out-of tune to West
ern ears, he. said.
Lentz has made an unsuccessful
attempt to decipher the theory of
the music as described by Indian
writings. There are no English
publications which explain the
Using a tape Recorder, he hopes
to bring the music back to Ne
braska. He wants to find a way to
incorporate their music into that
of the Western world.
"This collected material of these
old cultures should be invaluable,
not only for historical purposes,
but for later comparative and crea-
Christmas vacation rules have
been announced by Carol Link,
All organized houses and resi
dence halls will be closed by 12
noon, Saturday. If it is neces
sary for a student to leave be
fore Friday, she must obtain a
special permission slip from the
housemother. This slip will not
be an excuse from classes and
it is the responsibility of the stu
' dents to arrange such matters
with instructors. ,
Students who plan to return
later than the regular closing
hours on Sunday must obtain
special permission from the
housemother. Those who go
home must return Monday in
time for their first class. In case
of any change in plans in the
time of your return notify the
housemother by telephone.
All houses will be open by 3
p.m. Sunday unless , other ar
rangements are made in indi
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The string ensemble will present
Corelli's "Concerto Grosso, No.
8," a Christmas Concerto.
The audience will also join
with the Singers in a number of
well known carols. No tickets
are required to attend the pro
gram. The string ensemble will pre
sent Corelli's "Concerto Grosso,
No. 8," a Christmas Concerto and
the two groups will join in Bach's
Christmas cantata, "For Us a
Child is Born."
The audience will also join with
the Singers in a number of well
known carols. The program is free
and no tickets are required.
Courtesy Lincoln Star
tive work," Lentz remarked.
He expects to return to Lincoln
around the first of next June for
the University's summer session.
"Colleges and universities are
now being given a greater role in
the training of nuclear scientists
and engineers," stated Dr. Mark
Hobson, associate professor of
chemical engineering at the Uni
versity Tuesday evening.
Speaking to the Nebraska sec
tion of the American Chemical
Society, Dr. Hobson said the nu
clear industry needs well-trained
physicists, chemists and engi
neers who have an insight into the
problems which are unique to that
He estimated that the cost "in
volved in establishing university
programs at the undergraduate,
master's and doctor of philosophy
levels are "in the order of $25,
000, $250,000, and $2,500,000 res
"The Atomic Energy Commis
sion recognizes the financial bur
den involved in the program and
is willing to assume a part of the
cost of equipment and materials."
Home Ec Club
The Home Ec Club will hold
their annual Christmas Party
at 4 p.m. in tha Ag Union Lounge.
Every member should bring a 25c
gift for the grab bag.
Most ef the Lincoln stores will
close at regular hours this week
despite the Christmas rush. On
Thursday, Lincoln merchants
will stay open until 9 p.m. as is
tradtional. Only six more , days
Wednesdoy, December 19, 1956
In Pay Raises
Dr. Norman Cromell, president
of the Nebraska chapter of the
American Association of Univer
sity Professors, announced that
University faculty salaries are lag
ging far behind general gains.
This'was one of the basic points
revealed by a study a speGial com
mittee of the chapter made during
the past six months according to
Additional points, of the special
committee's report jshowed that the
level of faculty salaries is lower
in Nebraska than in any other re
gion except in sojne sections of
the deep South. Purchasing power
is still far behind' the statewide
per capita average.
Dr. Cromwell said the report in
dicates the salary level at the Uni
versity for instructors and assist
ant professors is running a little
higher proportionately than that
paid for the higher ranks of asso
ciate and full professors. He said
that this can be explained because
most new staff positions are filled
by teachers employed at the rank
of instructor or assistant professor
and therefore the competition is
greater at that level.
"Nebraska . people," Dr. Crom
well said, "are certainly entitled
to know about the salary situation
at their state university because
it is a powerful influence which
affects not only the welfare of the
institution but which also will even
tually be reflected in the quality
of teaching which the institution
The Nebraska study committee
which presented the report is com
posed of Dr. L. D. Small, chair
man, professor and chairman of
the Department of Pharmacy and
Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Dr.
Edward B. Schmidt, professor and
chairman of the Department of
Economics; Dr. M. A. asoco, pro
fessor of Educational Psychology
and Measurements; and Dr. Helen
Linkswiler, professor of H o m e
Bob Young, junior in mechanical
engineering, has been appointed
editor of the Nebraska Blueprint,
Engineering College magazine, for
the second semester.
Roger Berger, senior in me
chanical engineering, has been
chosen the new general manager
and Harry Dingman, junior in me
chanical engineering, has been
named business manager.
Young Is a member of the Amer
ican Society of Mechanical Engi
neers and the Engineering-Week
Board. Berger is a member of
the American Society of Mechan
ical Engineers and the Engineer
ing Exec Board.
Dingman's activities include
Kosmet Klub, Student Council, En
ciety of Me
neers a r d a
Delta Tau Del-
Jl 1 ta.
C 1 Members of
' V I the editorial
i kJ, .. LJ staff are: as-
NabraduB FI"tosistant edit01)
Dingman Jerry Sinor:
layout editor, Dave Linstrum;
codv editor. Jim Williams: article
editor, Gary Frenzel; feature edi
tor Jav Schnoor: news editor.
Diane Baum- and assistant copy
editor, Mai Seagren and Kieth
Business staff members include:
advertising manager, Stan Hargle
road; circulation manager, Bob
Simmorids: nromotions manager.
Gordon Warner; office manager,
Dr. James Reinhardt, professor
of criminology at the University,
will be princi
pal speaker at
meeting of the
ty for the
A d vance
ment of Crim
inology. H e w 1 1 1
speak at the
28, meeting to
be held at Courteny Lincoln Journal
Fresno, Calif., Dr. Reinhardt
State College. His paper is en
titled "Uses of Psychogra; !" oiogy
in Handwriting Identification."
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Hastings Head Urges Student
Tuition increases at NU should
be used to meet the rising cost of
higher cost of education in Ne
brrska's state schools, the retiring
-president of Hastings college has
suggested in a letter to Gov. An
derson. Dr. Dale Welch, who has res
igned his post at Hastings and
plans to leave the state after Jan.
1, told the governor a good part
of the problem for NU could be
solved by increasing the tuition
from "the paltry $90 per semester
to double that amount."
The governor will meet soon
with the NU Regents and the'
State Normal Board to discuss the
NU budget and a possible hike in
"There isn't the slightest reason
why the students attending the
University of Nebraska should not
pay $180 per semester in tuition,"
Welch wrote the governor. "The
students at Hastings College pay
$176 and they come from exactly
the same kind of homes that the
students at the University do."
He said the University would be
"initially shocked" but "we know
from experience, that it won't af
fect the enrollment materially. . ."
A tuition increase to $180 per
semester on the basis of 5,000 stu
dents, Welch said would raise
nearly $2,000,000 during the next
biennium. This, he added, would
remove the necessity of additional
state appropriations and "as a
matter of fact, you would be able
to decrease the state aid."
The college president said that
"when I see the cars that are
driven by students both here and
at the University, and when I see
the kind of fraternity and sorority
houses in which students live in
Lincoln, I simply refuse to believe
that the taxpayer needs to sub
sidize the students to the extent
that is being asked."
He said tuition of $180 per semes
ter would raise nearly $3 million
during the two-year period on the
basis of 8,000 students, or more
than half of the requested $5.5 mil
"It seems to me the University
and its students ought to under
write $3 million of the increase
needed, if the taxpayer is willing
to underwrite $2.5 million," Welch
While Welch said "free public
education through the twelfth year
is an established and salutary
practice" he added that there is
Rich Fagan; local advertising
manager, Roger Swanson; treas
urer, Lee Miller; assistant treas
urer, Roger Keohn; and assistant
circulation manager, Don Bray.
The IFC will elect a new vice
president to fill the ' icancy which
occurred two weeks ago at the
Wednesday night meeting, accord
ing to Sam Ellis, president.
Nominees for the office include
Dick Reische, president of Beta
Theta Pi; Jim Feather, president
of Farm House; Don Beck, presi
dent of Alpha Gamma Rho, and
Dick Andrews, IFC representative
to Student Council.
The first two nominees were
nominated by the executive board
while the other two nominees were
nominated from the floor.
Ed Bogard, chairman of the Or
pan's Christmas Party, will give
his report on the party which was
held Dec. 13.
Ag Union Sets
The Ag Union General Entertain
ment Committee is sponsoring ex
tra entertainment this week. The
organized houses of Ag Campus
will offer Christmas music at 12:30
in the Lounge on Tuesday and
Wednesday to the students and
faculty of Ag Campus.
On Tuesday Alpha Gamma
Rho and Loomis Hall will present
their talent, and Wednesday Farm
house, Colonial Terrace and Ag
Men will share the program.
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"not the slightest reason why free
higher education should ever be
expected and . . . there is no basic
reason why the tuition should not
be $180 per semester as well as
$90 per semester."
Welch called his plan "a simple,
fair solution of the problem." He
also said out-of-s t a t e students
should pay 50 percent more in tui
tion than is paid by local students.
He also told Hie governor "it is
The Kansas Board of Regents
has raised fees in the five state
universities and colleges an av
erage of $25 a semester.
The increase, which becomes
effective next fall, will bring in
an estimated $500,000 a year ac
cording to Dr. A. C. Breckenridge.
"The drive toward a college
education is one of the indirect
reasons why there are more down
slips at the University," stated Dr.
Charles Warnath, General Coun
selor in the Counseling Service and
Assistant Professor of Home Ec
onomics. "This drive increases the num
ber of students who want to attain
a college degree. This increase in
characterized by a peculiar set of
statistics that surround these stu
dents who cannct carry on ade
quate college work. This all can
be traced to the fewer birth rates
during the depression."
As to the merits of the down-slip
system, Dr. Warnath says that a
great deal of pressure is directed
on the student of the receipt of a
down slip. This can be in the form
of anxiety or dispondency.
"For some the effect may be
very poor because of the anxiety
that it may create on the part of
the parent who does not under
stand what the down-slip is at
tempting to accomplish. The psy
chological affect also may be bad
it the down-slip is involved with
too many people."
"The story of the system lies in
the reaction of the houses toward
down-slips. Houses will direct coer
cive efforts on the individual who
receives the down-slip and will
make study like a jail."
"It is intended to be a warning
of the standing in the course in the
"In the second place, it should
stand as an invitation to the stu
dent to see the professor in order
to dig out the student's difficulties,
and by this answers as to the im
provement of grades can be an
swered." "The down-slip system is good
in that it accomplishes what it has
set out to do."
According to Warnath, the houses
get involved in the downs and take
punative action instead of helpful
action. Houses should realize all
down-slips in the light of the course
involved, he stressed.
The Sigma Phi Epsilon team,
consisting of (left to right)
Dave McCammon and Jim
Church defeated Sigma Chi's,
Ben Leonard and John Lehr to
cop first place in the Intra
campus Bridge Tournament. The
finnL" were held Saturday in the
Union, according to Dorothy
Beechner, chairman of the tour
nament. The event was spon
in a sense inappropriate for me to
write you about the problem of the
budget in relation to higher edu
cation ... I hope that my sug
gestions may be helpful to you and
to the institutions of higher educa
tion in the state."
"Let me assure you that it is
written with a desire to be helpful
to them as well as to you and to
the Nebraska taxpayers," Welch
"The action of state-supported
universities and colleges in Kan
sas to raise student tuition is
further evidence of the financial
distress of higher education,
especially in the Great Plains
states," said Dr. Breckenridge,
dean of faculties at the University
Tuition in Kansas institutions
although comparable to present
rates at Nebraska is not figured
on a flat basis as at Nebraska in
stitutions. Fees are a composite
of many small itemized fees and
tuition varies with the individual.
However the increase ranges from
$9.40 to $34 a semester averaging
at about $25.
The situation in Kansas is some
what different from that in Ne
braska and it is understandable
that the Kansas state-supported
schools are looking to increased
tuition to help relieve a critical
problem said Breckenridge.
A similar increase would not
solve Nebraska's problem as $500,
000 is only 9 of the proposed
"The University of Kansas and
Kansas State College have been
receiving almost twice the finan
cial support from their state that
the University of Nebraska has
been receiving from Nebraska,"
"The two Kansas institutions in
terms of responsibility and func
tion compare to the University of
Nebraska and its Colleges of Med
icine and Agriculture," reported
Breckenridge, "But are receiving
this fiscal year $15,589,739 com
pared to the $8,900,000 state tax
support received by Nebraska.
University officials believe state
tax support for the University
should be increased to levels com
parable to those of states such as
Kansas before tuition is again in
creased. Warmer Air
Warmer air began to push back
into the state last night following
a fast moving low pressure area.
skies will pre
vail today but
aid the festive
olers for the
rest of t h e 1
N o precipi
tation is pre-1
the weekend Highs today will ba
in the high forties or low fifties,
according to the United Statei
sored by the union recreation
committee. The winning Sigma
Phi Epsilon team received a
traveling trophy and a perman
ent plague. An engraved set of
double deck cards was awarded
vto the second place Sigma Chi
team. Mirs Beechner stated that
the tournament was open to all
University organizations and that
the event will probably become
an annual Unioa t"air.
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