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The new officers of the Uni
versity YWCA discuss plans for
the new year. Left to right, they
Include Pat Patterson, secretary,
Carol Smith, vice president,
'Corn Is Green'
Players Production Haled Afof Bad
But Has 'Depressing' Effect On Critic
By DICK SHUGRUE
Two years of drought were in
evidence Tuesday night as the Uni
versity Players offered "The Corn
Not that the play was a failure;
rather, as Governor Anderson stat
ed, "The drought has left the
farmer not broke but depressed."
And as I walked from the Howell
Memorial Theatre following the
opening night performance, I felt
that the play had done nothing
Certainly the mechanics of the
play were well handled. Harry Sti
ver, who is the acting technical
director of the University Theatre,
built a very convincing and well
dressed set. No doors screeched,
no hammers fell and yet I felt as
if the underplaying of the Emlyn
Williams' play accounted for the
letdown which I experienced.
Apparently, Dr. Margaret Ser
vine, directing her first University
Theater production, felt that the
underplaying of Diana Peters, who
played Miss Moffat, the central
figure of the play, was necessary.
To a degree the calm confidence
of the school teacher was a change
from the well rehearsed accents
cf some of the cast.
But I who went into the
play with some pre-conceived no
tions of the characterizations did
not feel that Miss Peters generat
ed the power which should have
been the unifying force of 5he
The role of Miss Moffat was
handled consistently, however.
Soy Willey who played Morgan
Ivans showed what I felt was a
fine sensitivity to the part. He
spoke well, moved well and con
I suppose that the fact that "The
Corn Is Green" is such a well
known play has a great deal to do
with my review. Perhaps compar
isons are odious. And yet I believe
that if we are to learn, we must
learn from the greats, we must
Ag Department OICs
New Economics Majors
According to H. W. Ottoson.
Chairman of the Agricultural Eco
nomics department, some new ma
jors have been approved by the
Agricultural College but have not
yet been approved by the Univer
sity faculty. The new majors will
likely become effective in the fall
Under the new arrangement
there will be still one Agricultural
Economics curriculum. Under this
curriculum the student majoring
in Agricultural Economics will now
have an opportunity for electing
one of two majors.
The first major will be General
Agricultural Economics. This ma
jor is adapted to those students
who are planning to manage their
own farms, become professional
farm managers or land appraisers,
or who would like to work as sec
retaries of farm credit associa
tions, farm loan supervisors in
banks, managers of farm coopera
tives, sales, or . management in
other phases of agricultural indus
try. The second major will be the
Technical Agricultural Economics
major which will be offered to stu
dents who are interested In posi
tions as professional agricultural
economists in research or program
administration either in govern
ment or as economists with private
business after graduating with a
It is also designed for students
who are inclined to go toward the
master's or Ph.D. degree in prepa
ration for research and teaching in
colleges and universities, in indus
try, or in government.
Under this major five hours
more of mathematics will be re
quired in addition to the basic re
quirement of four or five hours.
The student will also be required to
take nine additional hours in in
termediate economics. On the
other hand, only thirty hours In
agriculture, including Agricultural
Economics will be required as
compared to the present require
ment of forty hours.
Under this second major the stu
dent will have between 25 and 31
hours of free electives. It is antici
pated that student will want to de
vote some of these electives to
other courses in economics, or
other studies such as political
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Ofcers Discuss Pans
Barb Sharp, president and Mary
Hornady, treasurer. At the pres
ent time the officers are choos
ing the cabinet members for the
coming year. Applications for
be willing to copy them and use
their ideas before we try out
our own thoughts before the pub
lic. The Welsh accent used by the
members of the cast was well stud
ied. Things like that can make or
break a play and since Dr. Servine
was foresighted enough to watch
for the little things such as
the set dressings, the costuming,
the dialect I was able to ap
preciate the performance.
A word must be said about the
supporting roles of John Jones
played by Charles Alcorn, who is
remembered for his part in "The
Applicants for second semester
Nebraskan staff positions will be
interviewed by the Committee on
Sudent Publications Friday in the
Union at 4 p.m.
The committee's session will ge
gin in Parlor A and an attempt
will be made to complete the inter
views with candidates for the po
sition of editor, editorial page
editor, managing editor and news
editor before 6 p.m.
After dinner the Committee will
reconvene in the Faculty Lounge
to complete the interviews.
Selection for the following posi
tions will be made: editor, $65;
managing editor, $45; probably
two news editors, $45; editor of
the editorial page, $45; four copy
editors $35; sports editor, $45; ag
ricultural editor, $20; business
manager, $65; assistant business
managers (3 or 4), $20 plus com
mission; and circulation manager,
$50. All the above wages are paid
on a monthly basis.
science, economic geography, so
ciology, and history, depending up
on his Individual interests and the
kind of work for which he is plan
ning to prepare himself profes
sionally. This new major has already at
tracted some interest among stu
dents majoring in Agricultural
Economics. It seems to be appro
priate at this time with a rather
large number of jobs open in Agri
cultural Economics, particularly in
the fields of research and teach
ing. Council Book
A book pool booth, sponsored
by the Student Council, will be
beld In the Union on Thursday
and Friday. Students may fill
out a card on any book they
wish to sell, Helen Gourlay,
committee chairman, said.
Back pool cards will contain
information regarding depart
ment, course number, title of
the book, the author, date of edi
tion, the person's name, tele
phone number, address, condi
tion o" the book and the request
Pictures borrowed from the
Union Picture Lending Library for
this semester are being checked in
Student can bring pictures to
Room 211 in the Union from 12 to
1 p.m. any day during this week.
The Lending Library sponsored
by Union Arts and Exhibits Com
mittee, operates on a semester
basis and the pictures will be
available to University students.
Any student may borrow a pic
turee upon presentation of his I.D.
Included In the Union ait selec
tion are -prints of pictures by
Picasso, Gaugin, Van Goh,
Cezanne and other well-known artist;..
cabinet positions can be obtained
at the YWCA office in Rosa
Bouton Hall, according to Miss
Sharp. Today is the last that
they may be turned in, she said.
Garden of Asc.lepius," is still hob
bling around. And yet in this
part he has developed his charac
ter to a point of fine interpreta
tion. Miss Scriven, in her actions.
projection of lines and sympathy
with the lines of her fellows, was
I was disappointed with Len
Schropfer 'who played the Squire
I felt his movement was too
studied to be convincing.
A light spot in the play was the
performance of Bill Gnuse as Old
Tom. He was humorous, his tim
ing was perfect and his lines were
picked up and laughed at by the
The Century Lighting System
proved its worth again Tuesday
mght in making the plays of the
University Theater more palpitable.
Any play which centers around
one character must depend on
that character. I have no quarrel
with Miss Peters interpretation of
Miss Moffat. My quarrel is that
the play loses much of its power
because she chose to play the
calm rather than the powerful
Perhaps those who are less pre
judiced will enjoy "The Corn Is
Green." Many who viewed it Tues
day night seemed to.
"Should the Age for Voting Be
Reduced from 21 to 18 Years, and
Both Military and Citizenship Re
sponsibilities Be Accepted at the
Same Time," is the theme for the
University and College Essay Con
test sponsored by the John Birkner
Chapter of the Military Order of
The M.O.W.W. will give the fol
lowing prizes for the best papers:
first prize, $75; second prize, $50;
third prize, $25; fourth prize, $15;
and fifth prize, $10.
Each contestant must follow
these rules; keep essay under 1500
words, place name on a cover
sheet and keep name off the essay
itself, put name, address, phone
number, and the name of his school
on the cover sheet and either type
or write the essay in clear legible
The essays will be judged for
their quality of thought, their orig
inality, the scope of their ideas,
and the application to the solution
of the present situation.
The contest will close at the end
of Spring Vacation. These rules are
issued now in order to allow vaca
tion time for special study and
preparation for the contest.
Application blanks may be
picked up at the Union Checkstand.
Dick Andrews, junior in Arts and
Sciences, has been placed on con
duct probation for the remainder
of the academic year, according
to J. P. Colbert, Dean of Student
Andrews is presently vice-president
of the Interfraternity Coun
cil, treasurer of the Student Coun
cil, a member of the University
debate team, a member of the
publications board and vice-president
of Alpha Tau Omega.
Colbert stated that he would
"rather not comment" on the
reasons for Andrew's probation.
He stated that Andrews would
have to drop his activities for the
remainder of the school year.
Andrews stated that he had "no
comment at present" in regard to
Student Council president Bruce
Bruggmann announced that elec
tions to fill Andrew's vacancy on
the publications board and Student
Council would not take place until
after semester examinations.
Interfraternity Council Treasur
er, Ben Belmont stated that he
"doubted if election for Council
vice-president" would take place
at the IFC meeting Wednesday,
Phi Upsilon Omicron
Phi Upsilon Omicron, home ec
onomics honorary, will hold a meet
ing Thursday at 7 p.m., accord
ing .to Dorothy Novotny, president!
Vol. 31, No. 42
Rag To Honor
One faculty tnember. and one
student will be named as out
standing Nebraskans at the Ne
braskan press luncheon on Fri
day in Parlor X of the Union.
Past Outstanding Nebraskans
will be honored guests at the
luncheon and members of the
student body and the faculty are
invited to attend, according to
Bob Ireland, news editor.
All those wishing to attend
must contact Ireland at the Ne
braskan - office before 4 p.m.
Fees for second semester classes
will be payable for undergraduate
students with last names beginning
with letters A to G on Monday,
Jan. 28; H to N on Tuesday, Jan.
29; and O to Z on Wednesday, Jan.
30, according to the Registrar's
Students who cannot pay their
fees on the assigned day may
either claim their registration and
pay their fees with the addition of
a late fee of $3.t)0 on Monday,
Feb. 4, or arrange with a friend
to whom they have given a check
for the amount of their fees and a
set of filled-out personal data cards
to claim their registration for them
and pay fees on the correct day.
All payment of fees will be at the
drill floor of the Military and
Naval Science Building.
Students not completing registra
tion on Jan. 14-17 can do so with
the new students on Feb. 1. Stu
dents in the Graduate College and
those working for an advanced pro
fessional degree in Teachers Col
lege will register from Feb. 1-16.
Late fees for these students begin
on Feb. 11.
Beginning at 2:00 p.m. Wednes
day, Junior Division students will
begin to register according to the
time assigned them. Assignment
cards, with the tisiH; indicated were
mailed to all Junior Division stu
dents in December, and they must
bring these cards with them and
present them at the door at the
time indicated in order to be ad
mitted to register. If students have
lost these cards they may register
on Jan. 17, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Interest by high school gradu
ates in the importance of a col
lege education appears to be op
timistic and good in the outlook for
Nebraska colleges and universities,
says Chancellor Hardin.
"Some indication of the in
creased interest in a college educa
tion is revealed by the university's
experience between 1952 and 1956,"
"D'tring that period, the univer
sity's enrollment increased 1741,
enough new students to fill a good
sized independent school. Percentage-wise,
this amounted to a gain
of a little more than 26 per cent.
"The startling point about this
rise, however, is not its size but
that it came despite the fact that
the output of Nebraska's high
schools remained a a fairly low
level during that same period."
Dr. Hardin also commented that
industry has recognized the need
to maintain a high quality of
teaching and at the same time de
velop enough teachers. Industry is
offering grants of all types attempt
ing to encourage students to enter
the teaching field, he said.
"Last June, Nebraska public
high schools graduated about 13,-
450 seniors; or only 586 more than
in 1952. This was an increase of
barely 4.5 per cent," said the
The weather for Nebraska is
supposed to change very little with
cloudy skies and colder winds to
continue through today and to
The 1 o w
-4 and the
high was 12.
Man, the high
for today is
expected to be
warned all drivers to "proceed
with caution" because of the icy
condition of the streets.
Five skits and three curtain
acts were chosen for Co-ed Fol
lies last night, according to Sara
Hubka, chairman. Tryouts were
held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in the
Skits chosen were those of Pi
Beta Phi, Kappa Kappa Gamma,
Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta
and Alpha Omicron Pi. Alpha
Chi Omega, Alpha Phi and Kappa
Alpha Theta acts were chosen as
The Pi Beta Phi skit is en
titled "Rhythms of Tahiti." Di
ane Knotek is skitmaster. The
act describes three American girls
in Tahiti who argue over the
merits of jazz compared to Ta
"Martian Madness" is the name
of the Kappa Kappa Gamma act
which describes some people on
Mars looking down on Earth and
planning to visit it. Barb Rystrom
is the skitmaster.
The Delta Gamma's skit is en
titled "Wizards Wonderland", a
tale of animals in a zoology lab.
The skitmaster is Winkie Glea
son. lbs Schaffer directed the skit of
the Gamma Phi Beta, called "Mili
tary Madness". The act satires
the University ROTC program.
The Alpha Omicron Pi act is
entitled "Bop Versas Long League.
Kay Krueger is the director of the
act, which shows a classical mu
sic group at work.
"Pools Halls of Ivy" is the
name of the curtain act of the
Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Char
lene Freguson is the skitmaster.
The act depicts a mother walrus
and her baby as they discuss the
Candidates for admission to med
ical school in the fall of 1958 are
advised to take the Medical Col
lege Admission Test in May, ac
cording to the Educational Testing
Service, which prepares and ad
ministers the test for the Associa
tion of American Medical Col
leges. Candidates may take the Med
ical College Admission Test on
Saturday, May 11, or on Tuesday,
Oct. 29, at more than 300 local
centers in all parts of the country.
The Association of American Med
ical Colleges recommends that can
didates for admission to classes
starting in the fall of 1958 take
the May test.
The MCAT consists of tests of
general scholastic ability, a test
on understanding of modern soci
ety, and an achievement test in
science. All questions are of the
Copies of the Bulletin of Infor
mation (with application form
bound in), which gives details of
registration and administration, as
well as sample questions, are
available from pre-medical ad
visers or directly from Education
al Testing Service, 20 Nassau
Street, Princeton, New Jersey.
Completed applications must
reach the Educational Testing
Service office by April 27 and Oc
tober 15, respectively for the May
11 and Oct. 29 administrations.
tBia ( M B
The ninth annual Sno-Ball Dance
has been set for February 8 ac
cording to Gary Eriggs and Mar
vin Kyes, publicity co-chairmen
for the event. The Ag Union spon
sored event will take place in the
gym from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Bud Holloway's orchestra has
been engaged to play for the
dance. Admission is $1.50 per
The Baby Photo Identification
Contest, held in conjunction with
the dance, will begin February 4
with an identification display in
the Ag Union lobby.
To Conduct Clinic
Four members of the University
Department of Speech will conduct
a speech clinic at Grand Island
Conducting the clinic will be:
Lucille Cypreansen, associate pro
fessor of sepech and speech correc
tior; Dr, Lcroy Laase, chairman
of the Department of Speech;
Charles Anderson, instructor In
hearing therapy; and Georgia Dan
dos, pre-school children's speech
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The Alpha Phi sorority act is
called "Diamonds and Dames".
The ski1 shows a group of chorus
girls and the presents they re
ceive from the men in the front
rows. Karen Parsons is the direc
tor. "The Progress of Pecos" is the
name of the skit of Kappa Alpha
Theta. The act has an Indian
theme and is directed by Kay
The Travelers acts were not re
vealed, as some of the choices
are still in doubt, Miss Hubka
"There will be a very important
meeting for all skitmasters in Par
lor C of the Union at 5 p.m.
Wednesday," Miss Hugka stated.
Though nomination for Outstand
ing Nebraskan officially closed
Monday night, letters nominating
two students and one faculty mem
ber were received too late to be
in print, acocrding to Bob Ireland,
news editor. Students nominated
were Shirley McPeck and Carol
Link. Frank Hallgren, Associate
Dean of Men was the faculty mem
The letter nominating Hallgren
stated that he "is well known as
a responsible administrator deeply
interested in students and student
"In his position of high respon
sibility," the letter continued, "he
has become known as one who
always lays his czv&s on the
Miss McPeck has a long record
of service at the University, ac
cording to her letter of nomination.
"She has shown the qualities of an
excellent worker and also has out
standing leadership and executive
ability," it said.
Carol Link, according to her let-
IFC Rush Book
A meeting ef the IFC Rush
Book editors will be held at
7:30 p.m. in Room 315 of the
Union on Thursday, according to
Fred Daly, president of Sigma
Plans will be made for the
1957 IFC Rush Book, Daly
stated. Each fraternity must
have a representative present,
The mid-year commencement
exercises will be held Feb. 2.
Diplomas will be given to approxi
mately 300 students.
The exercises will begin at 10
a.m. at the Coliseum.
Dr, James Jensen, provost of
Iowa State College, will be the
main speaker. A 1930 graduate of
the University, Dr. Jensen joined
the Iowa State staff in 1953. As
provost, he 'is assistant to the
president of the College.
Chancellor Clifford Hardin will
preside, and the Rev. Thomas
Dick of First Plymouth Congrega
tional Church will be chaplain.
Beverly Deepe will introduce
The Outside World:
President Vievjs Drougk
President Eisenhower was beading eastward for a close look at the
effects of one of the country's worst droughts in Colorado and Kansas.
The President spent the night at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in
Tucson and took off for Pueblo, Colo., where he planned an automo
bile trip through the countryside.
Dulles Supports Ike
Secretary Dulles said that if Congress turns down President Eisen
hower's Middle East program, events may get out of hand with "a
very great likelihood" American boys may have to fight there. He
argued the chances of actual involvement of U. S. troops would be
diminished if Eisenhower were given standby authority to use them
in the event of Soviet aggression.
Leukemia Mot Fatal
The medical world, puzzled by a five year old boy who apparently
has recovered from luekmia, met to review the cais. Tomm Eithua
is the lad who may have broken through one in ten-million odds by re
covering. Eighteen months ago physicians diagnosed Tommy as a
victim of lukemia cancer of the blood for which there is no known
cure. Monday, his blood count was normal. -
The State Department has ordered a Soviet Erobs
military attache from the country. The government rrenled that 14 ej.
Yuri Krylov has teen trying "to purchase" military secrets ,;d
"improperly purchasing" electronic equipment.'
Wednesdoy, Jonuory 16, 1957
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"All skitmasters of acts and cur
tain acts must be present.n
Judges included Miss Mary Mul
vaney of the Women's Physical
Education Department, Miss Elsie
Jevons, Teachers College Advisor,
Robert Huff of the English De
partment, Dean Killian of the
Music Department and Elsie
Meachun of the Home Economics
Coed Follies will be on March
4 and 5 at 8:30 p.m. The first
night of the performance the
Ideal Nebraska Coed and the Corn
husker Beauty Queens will be pre
sented. On the second night the
Mortar Boards will present a skit
and the winners of the acts and
curtain acts will be announced.
Courtesy Lincoln Journal
ter of nomination, has "given
completely of herself and of those
abilities, and qualities which make
her truly an outstanding Nebras
kan. Her warmth, humbleness and
concern for others have exempli
fied in her relations with the en
Applications for membership on
the Spring Events Committee are
available until Friday noon in the
Student Council office, Union
Room 305, according to Bev Deepe,
Student Council vice-president.
Applicants will be interviewed
by the Student Council Spring
Events Committee during the
first week of February. The com
mittee is composed of Miss Dee
pe, chairman, Monroe Usher,
and Don Stokes.
To be eligible for membership,
applicants must be sophomores,
juniors or seniors having a mini
mum accumulated average of S.7.
Further qualifications for mem
bership on the six-man committee
include a past demonstration of
responsible leadership and a
strong interest in and well devel
oped ideas for Spring Events.
The Spring Events committee
was the result of a Student Coun
cil motion made by Don Beck,
past Spring Events Chairman, on
March 27, 1956. Beck moved that
the Student Council elect a six
man steering committee to organ
ize the Spring Events. His motion
further stated that a chairman
and the other five committee
members shall be selected in the
same manner as student repre
sentatives to the faculty-senate
sub-committee on student publi
Spring Day, held on May 4, 1956,
was the first campus event of its
kind at the University.
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