The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 12, 1957, Image 1
mis - Nvvnt Yvfcfi My -mm University chaDtera of the two major national scholastic honorary societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, Wednesday evening awarded memberships to 39 stu dents at a joint banquet session. Mari Jlandoz, author and Uni versity alumna, was the principal speaker. 4 Phi Beta Kappa also granted ,4 is 5 t Ml t iff 0 3 Mm jp 1 $elhllF " J i v - I : - ; x ; n H' is R -sk & ,r.. i k - 1 Fx ! 3! , one of its infrequent honorary memberships to Dr. Robert Goss, who retired last summer as dean of the Graduate College. Dean Goss still serves as a professor of botany and plant pathologist in the Agricultural Experiment Sta tion. Two students qualified for mem bership in both societies. They are Allan Heeger and Melvin Thorn ton. For two others, Mrs. Marie Duerr Wright and Dr. Arthur Lar sen, their PBK awards carried, a little extra significance. Mrs. Wright had the satisfaction Of matching the scholastic per formance of her husband, Charles, who was accepted by PBK last fall. Her father-in-law is Dr. Walt er Wright, assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Larsen received his PBK membership after graduating from the College of Medicine with anl M.D. degree a year ago, and then returning to the College of Arts and Sciences to complete work on his undergraduate degree which he recieved in February. The new associate members of Bigma Xi, honorary physical sci ences society, were selected on the basis of scholarship and prom ise as research workers. They are: Kazys Almenas, John Ball, Dale Bokowski, Pearl Bremer, James Dunn, William Ehrett, Alan Beeger, Richard Kissinger, Walt er Llnder, Douglas Mansfield, Russell Nielsen. Cerf: iff HIHOF FFffB df-lff!f!l By FRED DALY Editor Laughter is the one God-given gift people have in the world's present unsettled situation, Ben nett Cerf told an all-University convocation Thursday morning. The nationally-known humorist, publisher and television panelist said "Humor is the greatest pro paganda device we have in this country. Pepole today want es cape; they want to laugh." This can be vseen in the trend toward humor in books and on the Broadway stage, he added. To put something across, Cerf said, put it in the form of a story. He recounted how the move to ward socialized medicine in this country was stopped by a joke brought back from London by an American physician. Humor is also a wonderful way to do "dirty work," especially dur ing political campaigns, Cerf said. When telling stories we should stop and look them over to see if they are little "poison pellets sugar-coated with humor," he said. "There is a time and place for every kind of story," Cerf said. "The cheapest, easiest laugh in the world is the one you get from telling a story you shouldn't have," he added. Individuals and minority groups often have a tough time without degrading jokes and stories being told about them, he said. "All this talk about reading be ing hurt by television is bunk," the president of Sandom House Publishing Company said. "Good books are being published every day." Fifty years ago someone said people were too busy riding inter urban trolley cars to bother with reading, Cerf said. This was said with the coming of the bicycle craze, cheap automobiles, movies and the radio, he added, but peo ple are still reading good books. "When you once learn to enjoy reading good books, you never get over it," Cerf said. If you want your children to read, set them an example, and don't be afraid to be caught reading a book, he said. Special Luncheon: Vic Raises Cerf To Nchmha By JAN FARRELL Staff Writer At a special luncheon in the Union yesterday, Bennet Cerf, noted humorist, publisher and col umnist, was formally welcomed to the state by Governor Victor Anderson, who made him an Ad miral in the Nebraska Navy. Chancellor Hardin presented Cerf with a picture, taken as he got off the train. The picture, showing Cerf with three freezing, bathing-suit attired co-eds and a bone from a mastadon, was to be taken i back to John Daly to prove that Nebraska is not the land of the blizzard. Unfortunately, the weatherman was not consulted and the ground was covered with snow. Other guests at the luncheon were Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Hardin, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Shapiro, and Mayor Bennet Martin. An informal discussion followed the luncheon in which Cerf la mented the "shortsightedness" of people when it came to the dis tribution of money. He said that he noted that, not just in Nebras ka, but all over the country "li 'A Phi Bpfa Kappa Newly elected members of Phi Beta Kappa, honorary arts and sciences scholastic society, are: (seated, from left) JoAnn Chalupa Newmyer; Shirley Hol- Beverly Pagel, Kimball Roddy, John Skinner, Charles Speak, Mel- The new members of Phi Beta Mary Rohse, Rotvald Schneider, vin Thornton, James Turner, El- Kappa, honorary arts and scienc Wilfred Schutz, Maurice Skeith, vin Vachal. es scholastic society: tr In speaking of his publishing ca reer, Cerf said "at the moment there is a wave of plagarism around the country. This happens about every 25 years." He told of how people have been caught copy ing stories out of old magazines and selling ttiem to pubUshers. The humorist said there are three questions asked in his trips around the country: How is it you are ( so much taller and younger looking than on television? Why didn't you bring Arlene Francis with you? Are these quiz shows on the level? "Successful quiz shows must be honest," he said. Too many people would notice if a person tried to infer he didn't know something, when it was apparent he did know it. In his undergraduate days at Columbia University, Cerf was editor of the campus humor maga zine, the "Jester." There were two ways to get to see the university's president, Dr. Nicholas ButlerV he said. First, to give the school one million dol lars, and second, to print some thing Dr. Butler didn't like. "After due consideration I chose the latter method," he said. Nebrikn Phot CERF braries and education were at the bottom of the pack when funds were allocated." The consequences of following this policy are noted in one instance where "Russia is graduating 60, 000 engineers a year; while we graduate fewer than half, t bat amount." Cerf, when questioned about poet Karl Shapiro's opinion that university ' students "were com pletely devoid of intellectual ideal ism" demonstrated by the fact that during the Hungarian Revolu tion all they did was to "raise a few flags;" while "twenty years ago they would have volunteered to go to Hungary to fight," he par tially excused them by saying "that perhaps they remembered too vividly when the idealists 4 of the ' Lincoln Brigade were sold down the, river during the Spanish Revolution." "But," he continued, "there is a pressing drive for conformity. Young people should remember that this country was built by peo ple who said 'I object' not 'I agree'. It's very easy to ride with comb; Sheryl Whitmus; Marie Wright; Polly Downs; Marilyn Wilhelms; Virginia Hudson; (standing) Beverly Deepe; Jer ome Fuhrman; Nelson Jensen; Vol. 32, No. 80 Colder Temps, Heavy Clouds Expected Heavy clouds and continued cold temperatures are predicted for the NU campus, Friday, by the wea ther bureau. ' Highs generally are expected! to range in the high 30's to the low 40 's for today. No snow is report ed for today despite Thurs day's late spring snow showers which ranged to one and a half inches of snow in Lin coln by Thursday noon. Northerly winds transporting cold air into Nebraska from Cana da forced the mercury down to an unseasonably cold, temperatures over most of the state. Home Ec Convention Sixteen delegates from the Home Ec Club will attend the Nebraska Home Economics Association Con vention to be held Friday and Saturday in Kearney, Nebraska, according to Norma Wolf, Home Ec Club president. The convention will open with registration at 5 p.m. on Friday. Miss Marilyn Ott, of Vogue Pat tern Service will bring fashion news to the convention. The fashion presentation will feature a ward robe called "Fashion On The Go" which will include tips on good grooming, and clothing construc tion. The convention will close Satur day evening with a banquet at 0 p.m. the herd, for too many people are willing to censor. "It has gotten to be a heresy to criticize the President. He has been set up as a great white god. He has even come to think so him self. This can be noted by how furious he became at his last press conference when he was being criticized by the press." When a student complained that there was no place for young peo ple to express adverse ideas be cause their questionings were stif fled by the older generation, Cerf exclaimed, ''That is absolutely un true. You should read the "New Republic" of the "Reporter." Of course these magazines are un popular because they criticize the present administration, and they are both financially non-profitable, but they are willing to dis agree with the conformists. "Young people should not be de featists. They shouldn't look at life from a negative point of view. Instead of just complaining about certain situations, they should go one step further they should do something about them." I Iff tiHiti! Admiral Ncbr-ikm Photo Richard Lynch; Jere McGaffeyj Melvin Thornton; Ronald Horn by; Alan Heeger and Patricia McDougall Jones. Arthur Lar sen is not pictured. Applications Due For 'Cornhusker' Applications for positions on the Cornhusker, the University annual yearbook, are due Fri day, according to Linda Buth man, editor. Positions ppen are: editor, $65 per month; associate .editors (2) $40; managing editor (4), $40; business manager, $85; and as sistant business managers (2), $40. Applications can be picked up at the Cornhusker office but must be returned to the public relations office Friday. Elections May 6: 'He For A total of 77 people have entered the 1957 Student Council race scheduled for May 6. Of these 77, 54 are vieing for positions as college representa tives on the Council and the re maining 23 filed from organiza tions. Teachers College lead the pack with 18 candidates, 17 of them women. Election rules stipulate that three representatives (one woman and one man) are to be chosen from Teachers. Candidates for Student Council and their colleges include: Agri culture: Marcia Ray, Carol Sa vener, Charles Smith, Gary Berke, Burton Weichenthal, Joyce Evans, Jane Chaney, Ardyce Har ing, Lois LaRue, and Donald Ita. Arts and Sciences: (two repre sentatives (at least one woman): Tom Neff, Bob Ireland, Phyllis Jones. Mary McNight. Barbara Bible, Barbara Mandle, Nancy Spilker. Melvyn Eikleberry. and Ellen Stokes. Business Administration (two representatives): Ken Freed, Bob Lindell, Larry Rotert, Carol Dahl, Natalie Johnson, Carole Triplett, and Bob Harder. Engineering (tw.o representa tives): Raymond Balfour, Gary Frenzel, . Jim Quick, and Dwaine Rogge. Teachers (three representatives, at least one man and one woman) : Pat Boyd, Jane Curfman, Sally Downs,. Frances Gourlay, Eileen Santin, Suzanne Swingle, Karen Kelly, Dennis Elder, Charlene An thony, Judy Truell, Caroline Sko per, Sharon McCormick, Ryckie Van Or man, Ruth Cartee, Marcia Boden, Kathleen Roach. Pharmacy (one representative): Vija Upitis and Ted Lambert. Dental (one representative) : Erik Olsen, Jim Witter and Steve Leeper. Law (one representative): Ken Friedman, and Alfred Kortum. The 23 students who have filed as candidates for representatives from organizations include: Inter Co-op Council: Gerald Cushing, Gary Ryder, and Jeff Vandeberg. Coed Counselors: Mari jane Craig and Carolyn Williams. CCRC: Bryan Ericson, Charles Keyes, and Dave Rhoades. Builders: Judy Chapman, Don X 4 f ewHwwjw New Sigma Xi Newly elected members of the University chapter of Sigma Xi, honorary physical sciences so ciety, are: (seated, from left) Richard Kissinger, William Eh rett, Pearl Bremer, Mary Rohse, Nelson Jensen, Jere McGaffey, Alan Heegar, Melvin' Thornton, Richard Lynch, Marie Wright, Jo- LINCOLN. NEBRASKA Rushing: By BOB IRELAND News Editor The Interfraternity Council vot ed 16 to 8 Wednesday night to de lete from proposed Rushee rules a clause prohibiting "spiking," and then adopted the rules with two dissenting votes. The spiking prohibition clause, listed as rule number two, had Herman, and Donna Scriven. Pan hellenic: Ida Ryan, Sherry Arm strong, Delores Wertz, Paula Roehrkrase, and Prudy Morrow. BABW: Roberta Switzer and Marilyn Jensen. Corn Cobs: Don Shick. AWS: Judy Decker and Jacquie Miller. The deadline for filing as a candi date as a college representative was Wednesday. English Majors: C Shultz, Bernd Take Writing A sophomore and a graduate student, both majoring in English, were revealed Wednesday after noon as the winners of the major writing awards at the University. Stephen Schultz, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $50 first prize in the lone Gardner Noyes poetry competition. The winning entry was entitled "Brady's Soldiers." Daniel Bernd received the $50 first prize in the Prairie Schooner Fiction competition, for his story entitled "Decisions." Marie Sandoz, noted author and Nebraskan who is sponsoring the fiction contest, presented the Prairie Schooner awards. Other winners in the Noyes Poetry contest, judged by Prof. Karl Shapiro of English, Associate Prof. Peter Worth of art, and As sistant Prof. Gene Hardy of Eng lish, are: 2nd prize, $25 Jerry Petsche, a junior in College of Arts and Sci ences, majoring in journalism, for "What Shall the Bells?" Mr. Petsche was first prize winner in the 1956 contest. Honorable Mention: Mr. Petsche; Barbara Millnitz; Bev erly Chloupek; Ralph Lloyd and Richard Kelly. The lone Gardner Noyes Poetry awards, now in the fourth year, were established by Laurence Noyes of Waterloo and Mrs. Har old Meier of Omaha in honor of their late wife and sister. Other winners in the fiction con test, judged by Professors Walter 5 f f Mii ill '' Nbrwkwi Fboi Members Beverly Pagel, Alan Heeger, Melvin Thornton, (standing) Ron ald Schneider, Maurice Skeith, Russell Nielsen, John Ball, James Turner, Wilfred Schutz, Kimball Roddy, Douglas Mans Ann Newmyer, Patricia Jones, Arthur Larsen. Polly Downs, Shirley Holcomb, been recommended by the IFC rush committee on May 3 and read: No rushee may accept of wear a pledge pin until he is duly pledged by a fraternity during a bona fide date with that frater nity or during the period from 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. The rushee must file a pledge assumption card at the IFC's booth immediately after pledg ing. The Council also voted to adopt a substitution measure to rule number two which had been rec ommended at the Wednesday meet ing by a committee, consisting of IFC vice-president Jack Pollock, members of the Council rush com mittee, and 15 fraternity rush chairmen. The clause supplanting rule number two is: A rushee is not bound to any fraternity by accepting a frater nity pledge pin, nor officially recognized as a pledge of any fraternity, until he has filed a pledge assumption card with the IFC. Pollock stated that the special rush committee had met Monday Wright of English, and Shapiro and Associate Prof. Reino Virta nen df Romance Languages: 2nd Prize, $30 Vernon Bloema ker, a graduate student in Eng lish, for "Not Paid Enough to Worry." 3rd Prize, $20-Jane Hill, a jun ior majoring in English, for "The World of Mrs. Hampton." Honorable Mention Abraham Dash and Ervin Krause. e From Hules Awards Awards Presented The Noyes poetry awards and the Prairie Schooner fiction awards were presented by Mrs. Harold Meier (at left) and Mari Sandoz (at right) to the follow ing University students: (left to .-if?. field and James Dunn. Kazys Alemenas, Dale Bokowski, Wal ter Llnder, John Skinner, Charles Speak and Elvin Vachal are not pictured. (U. of N. Photo.) Virginia Hudson, Sheryl Whitmus, Beverly Deepe, Marilyn Wilhelms, Ronald Hornby, Jerome Fuhrman. if Friday, April 12, 1957 lete the prohibition of spiking from night and voted nine to six to de the rules and to replete it with the above clauses. The 1956 rush rules did not in clude any mention of a penalty against spiking but also did not mention anything about the unof ficial status of a rushee who has accepted a pledge pin before legal ly filing a pledge assumption card. In adopting the 1957 Rush Week Rules the Council approved of th following procedural change: Rushees must attend four rush dates before officially pledging. Last year's rules called for only three dates before pledging. In other business the Council voted unanimously to price the tick ets per couple to the May 18 IFC Ball at $2. Bill Tomsen, chairman of the dance, announced that there will definitely be a jam session the aft ernoon of the Ball by the Jay Mo Shane band from Kansas City. Tomsen is investigating possible places to stage the jam session. The Council voted unanimously to send three delegates, the pres ident," another member of the ex ecutive council, and one council member at large. Corn Cob Awards Info Available Applications and informatioa sheets for the Corn Cob grant-in-aid awards can be picked up from Dean Marjorie Johnston in Ellen Smith Hall. Three scholarships are avail able and each is worth $100. Deadline for returning applies tions is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Participation in at least : two activities and a cumulative average of 5.5 or above are among the re quirements necessary for applica tion. 1 hi Cowtmqr Lhtoeia Staff ' right) Jerry Petsche, second la poetry; Stephen Schultz, first ia poetry; Vernon Bloemker, seo ond in fiction, and Daniel Eem4, first in fiction.