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Psychology Department Silent:
Dunninger 'Needs Transmitter,
Receiver To Read Thoughts'
'I really read thoughts", is the
statement of Dunninger in his
explanation of his ability to read
"I read minds through the pos-H
session of extra-sensory faculties,
if you will an extra sense, culti
vated, sharpened, concentrated,
until the accidental manisfesta
tions familiar to everyone have in
me, matured to an unfailing tech
nique of reception", says Dunnin
ger. "In reading thoughts", Dunnin
ger further explains, "two things
Gimmick Readied
For Mind-Reader
Three students from Selleck
Quadrangle, Ken Ash, Doug Wat
kins, and Sanford McConnell, will
present a test for the telepathic
abilities of Dunninger, according
to McConnell.
A sealed container of envelopes,
each of which contains a thought,
will be presented to Dunninger.
The thoughts contained in the
nvelope are all related and form
one complete message.
Dunninger will be asked to de
termine the number of envelopes
and the message of the combined
features Guest
Diane Peterson
The NROTC dance will be held
at 7:30 p.m. on March 16 at Cot
tier Terrace, according to Lieuten
ant Commander Donald Edge.
The dance includes a buffet din
ner and dancing to Billie Albers.
The honored guest will be Miss
Navy, Diane Peterson. The dance
will be attended by naval staff
officers, midshipmen, faculty
members and invited guests from
the Naval Air Station.
Staff Member
To Challenge
The Daily Nebraskan will chal
lenge Dunninger during his Fri
day night show in the Coliseum
in an effort to determine the
authenticity of his alleged mind
reading powers.
According to Dick Schugrue,
editorial page editor, the chal
lenge will be made at the 7 p.m.
show by a member of the Nebras
kan staff.
Schugrue stated that a member
of the staff, who will not be dis
closed until the Dunninger show,
has memorized a four digit num
ber from a news story of the Oct.
22, 1937 Daily Nebraskan.
Dance Scheduled
BABW and University Residence
Halls for Men will sponsor a
dance to be held in the Mens
Dormitory Saturday, Feb. 23 from
9 to 12 p.m. A combo will provide
the music. Trie dance will be a
date or sta'g affair.
Red Cross Meeting
Ited Cross will hold mass
"meeting of all old and new work
era in Room 316 of the Union
Wednesday at 7 p.m., according
to Larry Epstein president.
New Students:
University To Welcome
Three More Hungarians
Lajos Molnar, Gyula Szabo and
Steven Takacs, Hungarian students
sponsored .by the University, will
arrive Tuesday night. The three
boys are the third, fourth and fifth
of a possible ten students who will
study at the University.
Molnar and Szabo are planning,
to attend the College of Agricul
ture. Molnar of Szekesfehervar, Hun
gary, attended Agriculture High
School and later the University of
Agronomy in Gadollo, where he
studied Marxism, Russian, meteor
ology, organic and biochemistry,
plant pathology, physiology, micro-
Summer Degree
Applications Open
. Students who expect to receive
bachelors, advanced degrees - or
tf ';'? ciKii'icatM at the close
of this semester should apply by
Mrrch I. according to Shirley
Thomsen, assistant registrar.
Awlicationt should be made at
the Senior checking office, Room
It):'.1 ArimJ'-ktrotion Building, be
tween the hours ; of 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. M!iiUay 'I'..-. - ',''1 Ftv'"y or
from 8 a.m. to Vi noon on Saturday.
are required. The transmitter,
you-, and the receiver myself."
"As far as the transmitter is
concerned, it is necessary that
the thought be clear, uncompli
cated by confused 'scatter
thought', concentrated upon, and
that it be directionally beamed to
the receiver. For the receiver it
is necessary that the faculty for
the telepathic reception be sharp
ened to the crucial point and that
the mind be relaxed, receptive,
and alert."
"I claim only 90 per cent ac-
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Courtesy Sunday Journal and Star
Committees Named:
The 45th annual Engineering
Week, scheduled for April 25 and
26, will have 13 committees to
organize and coordinate the vari
ous phases of the activities, ac
cording to Jim Souders and Jerry
Sinor, co-chairmen.
Committees and their chairman
are: Treasurer, Ray Valasek;
Banquet, Roger Berger; Contest,
Stan Bloemendaal; Convocation,
Harry Dingman; Field Day, John
Boning; Program, Jay Schnoor;
Ribbon Sales, Roger Schutte;
Sledge, Melvin Earnest; Traffic,
George Fisk; Window Display,
Robert Gallawa; Tours, Doug
Thorpe; Publicity, Stan Hargle
road; chairmen, Mai Seagren,
Bob Jameson, Jim Weaver, and
Robert Smidt.
Faculty Advisors for E-Week
are Herbert Bates, professor, of
chemical engineering, and Donald
Pierce, professor of engineering
E-Week is conducted by the
College of Engineering and Archi
tecture. It is designed to show
University students and the gen
eral public what the field of en
gineering involves and the edu
cational opportunities it offers, ac
cording to Bob Jameson, publicity
The highlight of the week is the
open house, which features dis
plays showing the work of each
department, says Jameson.
Each department's engineering
society names a committee to
supervise its activities during the
week. Chairmen of these commit
tees are Norvin Pearce and
Vaughn Nelson, agricultural en
gineers; Larry Westerbeck and
Don Wees, architectural engine
ers and architects; Douglas
Mansfield and Gordon Warner,
civil engineers; Rowan Belkaap
and Don Weitzel, chemical en-!"
gineeis: Vic Musil and Robert
Terry, electrical engineers; W. G.
biology, history, and animal hus
bandry. He has never studied Eng
lish. Molnar . wishes to continue
Ufo studies in the field of agronomy
with special emphasis on problems
of plant cultivation.
Szabo of Moso, Hungary attended
Agriculture High School. Upon
graduating he served in the Hun
garian army for three years. Szabo
was not accepted for the Univer
sity in Hungary because his fam
ily was considered a political risk.
During his time in the army he
succeeded in enrolling in the
School of Farming in Budapest,
which he was attending when the
revolt began. .
Steven Takacs hopes to enter the
College of Engineering.
He will live at the" Sigma Chi
house, according to Ken Vosika,
All three students received high
recommendations from the inter
viewers who also tuggested that
they receive scholarships.
Letters commending the action
taken by students in the Hungar
ian Student project have been
many, including letters from Ro
man L. Hruska and Carl T. Curtis,
Senators from Nebraska, and Vice
President Richard Nixon.
curacy", he also states. "The rea
son for this is that I cannot read
the thoughts of a person who re
fuses to concentrate, or opposes
me. When disharmony exists, the
impressions I receive are chaotic,
hazy, disjointed and result in par
tial answers or complete failure;
and invariably, at the. start of my
performances, 90 or more of
those present are skeptics and
10 believers I might add that at
the end of the show, those figures
are usually reversed."
"In one last word about my abil
ity", he finishes by saying,' "I
want to make it clear that my
ability has no connection whatso
ever with the supernatural I ab
hor the implication that it has,
and make a point of disclosing
tricks of fakers and so called 'me
diums'. Any five year-old child
can duplicate my most amazing
exploits after twenty years of
practicing concentration."
The University Psychology De
partment refused comment on
Dunninger's claims.
Dunninger will appear at the
Coliseum, Friday, Feb. 22 at 8
p.m., according to Marilyn Heck,
Tickets will be on sale at Gold's
and in the Union. Prices are:
main floor, $1.50; lounge, $1.50 and
$1.25; balcony, $1.25 and $1.00;.
main floor raised, $1.00 (specially
priced for students only).
Brady and Charles Johnson,
mechanical engineers; Bob Gets
fred and L. Kersten, engineering
By JoAnn Gabarron
Staff Reporter
Dr. Henry David, Executive Di
rector of the National Manpower
and Professor of Economics at
Columbia since 1950, is presenting
a series of labor relation lectures
on campus this week, through
Dr. David said he was "de
lighted to have the opportunity to
be here," but this was not his
first visit to "Lincoln. He was in
Lincoln and Omaha during the
war years.
David also expressed his delight
in meeting an old student of his,
Dr. Stanley Ross, Assistant Pro
fessor of History at the Univer
sity. Ross studied history under
Dr. David 18 years ago at Queens
College in New York. David re
ferred to Ross as an "exceptional
When asked about the guaran
teed annual wage, Dr. David
stated that there "would be more
preparation towards the idea of
the guaranteed annual wage es
pecially in the big industries." He
also said that "a sustaining in
come increases economic security
which Americans seem to want."
Dr. David's lecture Monday,
1 aea1' wun we nomesieaa airiKe,
dramatic and violent episode
in American labor history." The
strike lasted five months at the
Carnegie Plant in Homestead,
Pennsylvania and actually in
volved battle between the workers
and the Pinkerton guards.
He will lecture Tuesday at 11
a.m. in Love Library Auditorium
on "What Labor Wants from Gov
ernment," and will meet with in
terested graduate students and
members of the faculty in Room
320, Burnett Hall to discuss "The
Relationship of History to the So
cial Sciences."
I- IE -Week
April 25
The Inside World
Alpha Epsilon Rho
Initiates; Pledges
Alpha Epsilon Rbo, honorary ra
dio and television fraternity, an
nounced the initiation of five stu
dents and the pledging of seven.
(Tom Gensler, Bill Raecke, Don
Montgomery and Charles Weather
ford are the new initiates.
Sharon Fangman, Phyllis Bon-,
ner, George Raymer, Phillip ;
Laughlin, Bob Martel, Dixie!
Helms and Bob Furman make up :
the new pledge list. !
Four-H Meeting
The 4-H club will hold their regu-
Inr meeting Wednesday in the audi-1 presbvteriBn . Congregational Stu
torium of the Agronomy Building dent House, according to Verlyn
at 7:30 p.m. , Barker, associate pastor, .
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May Queen Filings
Open To Seniors
Filings for May Queen are
open through Friday in the main
lobby at Ellen Smith Hall, ac
cording to Shirley McPeck, Ivy
Day chairmen. '
All senior women who have a
overall scholastic average of
5.5. and who are carrying twelve
semester hours are eligible for
For Filing
The deadline ffor filing scholar
ship applications for the 1957-58
school year is Saturday, according
to the General Scholarship Awards
Applications are available at the
office of the Division of "Student
Affairs, Room ,104, Ellen Smith
Hall. A ,grade average of 6.0 or
above is usually necessary before
an applicant is 'considered by the
committee. f . .
All applicants .with the exception
of seniors-to-be or students in the
College of Dentistry, Law or Medi
cine, who have not previously
taken the .General Comprehensive
Scholarship Examination must take
this test March 2, from 8:30 a.m.
to noon.
In' addition to the undergraduate
Scholarship the committee will
also award the Delta Kappa
Gamma scholarship to a senior
in education, the Delta D eU a
Delta scholarship to any deserv
ing student, the American Associa
tion of University Women scholar
ship to a junior or senior woman
student and the Faculty Women's
scholarship to a deserving senior
Ayres, - Swanson and Associates
Inc. are also . offering a $250 grant
to a senior, who is interested in
making advertising a career.
Court esv I .inr-oln .lounial
Dr. Henry David, Executive
Director .of the National Man
power Council and Professor of
Economics at Columbia Univer
sity will discuss "The Relation
ship of History to Tha Social
Sciences" Tuesday at 3 p.m. in
Room 320 of Burnett Hall. An
authority in the fields of labor
power conservation, Dr. David
and economic history and man
is the editor of a nine volume
series "The Economic History
of the United States."
Bus Ad Smoker
Delta Sigma Rho, men's pro
fessional business honorary will
hold a smoker for all male busi
ness administration ma
jors Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in
Parlor ABC cf the Union, accord
ing to ' Jerry Lincoln, president.
Refreshments will b? served.
Hospitality Day
Home Economics students can
sign up for committees for Home
Economics Hospitality Day, accord
ing to Shirley Richards, general
Hospitality Day will be held April
2 this year, according to Miss Rich
ards. Students can sign up for com
mittees on the first floor in the
Home Economics Building.
Church Lecture
Dr. Harrison Anderson, pastor of
the Fourth Presbyterian Church of
Chicago, will be the speaker at a
college night lecture and coffee
hour Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at
Westminster Presbyterian church.
Students desiring transportation
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Intercollegiate Tournament: .
More than 250 students and in
structors from 46 colleges and
universities in a nine state area
will take part in the 17th annual
University Intercollegiate Debate
and Discussion Conference Friday
and Saturday.
The program will include debate,
discussion, original oratory, ex
temporaneous speaking and inter
pretative reading. Judges will be
University faculty members and
representatives from the schools
taking part in the conference.
The conference will be consuct
ed under the direction of Mr. Don
ald Olson, Director of Debate, and
Mr. Bruce Kendall, Director of
Forensics, Department of Speech
and Dranatic Art at the University.
According to Olson, the purpose
of the forensic conference this year
is to give all interested schools
the opportunity to participate in a
well rounded forensic program.
A sweepstakes trophy has been
added this year to heighten the
competition according to Olson.
"Because we would like to en
courage Quality work in many
phases of forensic activity, we are
going to award a sweepstake tro
phy to the school with the best
overall record in all activities,
based on quality ratings received,"
he said.
"Although a school may enter
more than two students in discus
sion, only the record of the two
highest discussants will be consid
ered for the sweepstakes trophy.
The University will be declared in
eligible in competition for the
sweepstakes trophy."
The 90 debate teams from Wis
consin, Minnesota, South Dakota,
Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa,
Illinois and Nebraska will begin
the conference at 8 a.m. Friday
by registering at the Temple Build
ing. During the conference luncheons
arid dinners have been scheduled in
addition to the rounds of debate
and discussion, according to Ol
son. TaacajwilL be. five rounds of de
bate. Teams and individuals re
ceiving superior ratings in 3 of the
5 rounds will be announced as re
cipients of "Superior" awards.
During the conference no champ
ionships will be awarded, and each
school will be given its own rat
ing. Each of the 90 teams will be
composed of two speakers. Con
structive speeches will be 10 min
utes in length: rebuttals, 5 min
utes. Coaches may change per
sonnel at will from round to round.
The subject for the discussions
at the conference shall be: "What
AUF Student
Poll Scheduled
For This Week
The All University Fund, student
preference poll of charities to be
supported by the 1957 fall drive
is being conductetd this week, ac
cording to Art Weaver, AUF presi
dent. Each spring s poll of the stu
dents is taken to determine which
five charities will receive the
money collected during the AUF
drive the following fall.
Charities supported by the 1956
drive were World University Serv
ice. American Cancer Society,
United Celebral Palsy, Lincoln
Community Chest and the Lancas
tetr Association for Retarded Chil
dren. Preference blanks were distrib
uted at the campus religious
houses Sunday night and at the
fraternity and sorority houses
Monday night.
Students who have not yet reg
istered their preference of chari
ties are asked to do so at the AUF
booth in the Union lobby Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday.
'Film Without A
German War
"Film Without A Name." the
second movie cf the 1957 Film
Series, will be shown Wednesday
nipht at the. Capitol Theater at 8
The production is a German
film, made just after World War
II. The film frequently leaves the
action to investigate its own crea
tion, and provides an insight into
the motion picture industry.
Hildegard Ncff plays Christine,
Willie Fritsch, a famed German
silent star, plays the actor and
Hans Shonker is Martin.
The picture begins with an actor
and a director trying to create a
movie script. They are joined by
a refined looking man and an at
tractive young girl. The gt.l is
Christine Fleming, whose pMrents
own a form r-ptrby, and the niar,
is Martin Delius, her fiance. The
film proceeds to tell their storj
should be the policy of the United
States toward the countries under
Soviet domination?"
A special feature of the Debate
Conference Banquet, scheduled for
Friday night in the Union Ballroom
will be the presentatior of three
8180 Students;
Second Semester
Enrollment Increases
The second semester enrollment
at the University jumped seven
per cent, compared with last
year's second semester totals, Dr.
Floyd W. Hoover, registrar, an
noifnced Monday.
This semester's total is 8180 stu
dents, compared with 7639 last
year, or an increase of 541, he
The comparison with last year's
figures at this date follows: under
graduates, 6834, and 6356; grad
uates, 665, and 650; Teachers Col
lege advanced professional candi
dates, 216, and 172, and Medical
College, 465, and 452. t
Last semester, the University
had 8387 regular students regis
tered, or an increase of 535 over
Named Ag
Rag Editor
Chris Johannsen. sophomore in
Agriculture, has been named Az
Rag editor for the second semes
ter. Tom Kraeger, freshman in Agri
culture, will be assistant editor.
Mary Lynn Stafford and Mary
Anderson are art editors and re
porters are Merrill Mason, Don
Herman and Claudia Keys.
Typists for the second semester
an Roger Wehrbein, Judy Seiler,
Nola Obermire, Dean Glock and
Ruth Albin.
Names Hurlbut
L. W. Hurlbut, chairman of the
University Agricultural engineer
ing department, has been named
to a newly organized national
committee on soil-crop-water re
lationships. The committee was organized
by the agricultural board of the
National Academy of Sciences Na
tional Research council.
The purpose of the committee is
to help plan research to predict
drought hazards and evaluate
risks associated with agricultural
enterprises under natural rainfall
conditions.- They will also be con
cerned with the value of irrigation
and the use of water by crops.
Others on the committee include
instructors from Duke, Purdue,
and Georgia.
Junior Y-Teens
Assist Hungarians
Nine member clubs of the jun
ior high Y-Teen Interclub Council
have sponsored projects to raise
money to contribute to the Uni
versity Hungarian Student Proj
ect. So far more than $50 has been
raised through such projects as
sock hops, box suppers, bake
sales and concession stands.
Other projects -are being plan
ned, including parties and the
making up of a clothing box for
Picture Next
with the director and actor criti
cizing as the plot unfolds.
Martin was formerly a wealthy
nobleman, whose villa was a ha
ven of refinement and culture in
the ruins of Berlin at the end ol
the war.
Christine was a maid in the fam
ily of Martin's business partner ,
She met Martin when her family
was bombed out and the household
for which she worked moved .into
Martin's home.
The pair fell in love, but Mar-
Ad Correction
An advertisement in the Friday
Issue of the Daily Nebraskan
which listed men's sports mats at
Golds m $9 was iiicorrpct. The
price should have turn listed as
Tuesday, February 19, 1957
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Co-ed Follies acts by the Pi Beta
Phi sorority.
The acts will include the regular
Co-ed Follies skit, presented by
the sorority, the Pi Phi traveler
act, presented by the junior girls,
and songs by Diane Knotek.
the same period last year.
This is the fourth successive
year that the University had
shown a substantial gain in regu
lar students.
Dr. Hardin said the increase was
remarkable because the number of
high school graduates in the state
has remained approximately at
the same level during the past
four years.
The increase in the University's
enrollment has been the result of
youth who are interested in fur
thering their education and not by
increased birth rates, he said.
Mercury Dip,
Partly Cloudy
Skies Forecast
Dig out your overcoats folks, the
mercury's heading for the bottom I
The U.S. Weather Bureau forecasts
colder temperatures Tuesday with
clear to partly
cloudy skies.
Polar air
from the Yu
le o n is ex
pected to bring
crisp weather
but no precipi
tation, except
for p o s sible
snow in the
northwest por
tion - of the
Temperatures Tuesday are ex
pected to range from 28-32 in the
extreme north and may reach 35-40
in the south, according to the
Weather Bureau.
Scottsbluff recorded tne state s
high Monday with 50 degrees while
the mercury barely passed the
freezing mark at Norfolk, which
recorded a high of 33. Sidney's 11
was the state low. Lincoln's high
was 41.
Precipitation in the state con
tinued behind normal. This month
to date, Lincoln has recorded .02
of an inch; normal to date is .40 of
an inch.
The total precipitation this year
is only .46 of an inch, compared
with the normal to date of 1.30
Overall weather for the next few
days is cooler, with clear to partly
cloudy skies. No precipitation is
Second Free
Dance Lesson
Set Tonight
The Second Free Dance Lesson,
sponsored by the Union Dance
committee, will be held Tuesday
at 7:30 p.m. in the Union Ballroom,
according to Terry Mitchem,
Mary Mong, senior in Teachers
College, will instruct the "Jitter
bug." Many students have expressed a
desire to learn the dance typical
of university students, according
to Gail Sunderman, official host
ess. "Since we feel that the Bop
and Jitterbug are favorites, wt
have decided to concentrate oa
them,"she said.
Lessons will continue next week
with the Bop under the direction
of Jon Appleget.
Series Show
tin's family refused to condone
the marriage. Martin's villa was
bombed and he enlisted in the
Volksturm while Christine re
turned to the farm of her parents.
After the war, Martin returned,
but Christine's family cannot con
sent to the marriage for they look
on Martin as a shiftless noble
man. The two are finally married
after Martin proves himself by
working on the farm.
The story ends with the director
and the actor agreeing that the
plot would never make a good
movie. The entire production crew
of the film is pointed out through
a roving camera which is photo
graphing the wedding of Martin
and Christine. ,
The next film which the Film
Society will present will be "Um
berto D" on March 6. The movie
was made ia liulj.