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The Student Council Wednesday
approved the report of the Student
Activities Committee which sue
gested that "for strictly financial
reasons," the Council should not
join the National Student Associa'
The Association is a national or
ganization of college and univer
sity student bodies according to
Marvin Breslow, committee chair
man. Several schools in the Big
Seven are members.
Breslow explained that the dues
f the organization are $150 a year,
plus the expense of sending dele
gates to the national convention
' "Most of the value of member
ship in the NSA comes from these
conventions," Breslow stated.
In addition, solicitations for va
rious projects are made through
out the year. Since the policy of
the University has been that all
campus- solicitations must be han
dled by AUF, the committee felt
that this would be unacceptable
to the University, he explained,
This Council action is in no
way a rejection of NSA, "Breslow
stressed. "It allows further invest!
gation of membership. The report
merely states that the committee
feels that at this time, adoption
of the NSA constituion is no
A moion to table indefinitely
the report of the committee was
Breslow also reported that the
charter of the proposed student
tribunal is completed and will be
shown to Chancellor Hardin and
Deal Colbert before the next meet
tag of the Council.
If the Council approves the char
ter, it will be placed on the May
6 election ballot, he said.
In further Council action, Don
Beck, chairman of the judiciary
committee, asked that all organi
rations that want their constitu
tions approved by the end of the
year must turn them in imme
President Bruce Brugman asked
that all committee chairman turn
in complete reports of their years
The Student Council picnic will
Dr. John Martin,' professor in
the School of Journalism, discussed
ways and means by which the
American students and the inter
national students can help to make
the University a more pleasant
place for the student from abroad
with members of the Cosmoplitan
Club and their American friends
Wednesday evening in the Union,
Martin describes the American
student as one who associates cas
ually and one who doesn't do extra
curricular work in an effort to draw
' out or understand the other fellow,
Foreign students are quite fre
quently too anxious to tell and
teach others about his country than
be is learning about America.
"The foreign student when he
first comes to America is likely to
be overcritical of America and
tends to judge all he sees and
hears by his own set of values,"
said Dr. Martin. "Most American
students are not afraid of criti
icism if criticism is based on facts
rather than upon value."
"The American University should
make an attempt to get the for
eign student into' community acti
vities. This can be done through
a well-planned program which will
1. An orientation program of one
or two days. At this time there
things as credits, objective exam
inations, methods of studying and
2. Set up a system of brother
sister programs. American students
could meet the foreign brother at
the stations, show him around and
help him to get located.
3. Initiate a sponsoship program.
Downtown families could act as
sponsors for the foreign students
for a short time and have them
for dinner Christmas and Thanks
Dr. Martin suggested that the
foreign student might put himself
out to make the first approach in
a friendly conversation. He stated
that in many cases the American
students are shy in making the first
advances. The Germans, the
French, and even the English do
not appear to be as shy as the
American student in attempting to
make the acquaintance of a stran
ger, according to Dr. Martin's ex
perience. The foreign student can always
talk about the weather or suggest
that "we go out for a coke." The
foreign student is often in reality
the most mature, the most trav
eled and the most experienced. He
may have a language problem, but
in this he should be frank and
state bluntly that he does not
speak or understand the English
language very well. Most Ameri
can students will be eager to
help in such cases ' and will ex
plain the meaning of words and
speak slowly so that the new for
eign student can follow his words.
be held immediately following the
next meeting, Brugman stated.
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Charlene Anthony, University
Freshman who reigned as Queen
of the Kansas Relays at Kansas
University last week discusses
her trip with Innocents Fred
For Summer Rag
The deadline for applications for
editor and business manager of
the Summer Nebraskan is May 6,
according to Dr. William Hall,
director of the School of Journal
ism. Letters setting forth qualifica
tions . for the desired position
should be turned into Dr. Hall's
office by that date.
The editor and business mana
ger will be paid $200 for the print
ing of six issues. The Summer Ne
braskan is a five column, tabloid
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Youngest Dean In History
The largest college at the Uni
versity, the College of Engineer
ing and Architecture will be
headed by one of the youngest
deans in the history of the insti
tution. Thirty-six-year-old Merk Hob-
son, associate professor of chem
ical engineering and the college's
assistant dean, was elevated to the
deanship, effective Aug. 1 by
the Board of Regents Tuesday aft
ernoon. He will succeed Roy Green, who
has served, as dean since 1945. The
retirement of Dean Green, effec
tive July 31, is mandatory because
Dr. Hobson also will be promoted
to full professor.
The native New Yorker's rise
has been rapid since he joined the
staff in 1950 as assistant professor.
In 1954, he was named an asso
ciate professor, and two years
later, assistant dean.
Dr. Hobson was an instructor
The concert of the University
Symphonic Band, which was post
poned because of the March 24
snowstorm, will be held Sunday
at 3 p.m. in the Union ballroom.
There is no admission charge
and the public is invited. Conduct
or will be Wesley Reist, who at the
age of 25 is making his first Lin
coln appearance before the band
He is taking the place of Prof.
Donald Lentz, who is on a four
month leave of absence in the
Soloists will be Jack McKie who
will play "Concerto for Trumpet,"
and Wendell Friest who will play
'Concerto for Trombone and
Vol; 32,. No. 83:
Daly, Doyle Hulme and Sam
Jensen. Miss Anthony, sponsored
for the queen competition by the
Innocents Society, was selected
from candidates representing all
Field Day, Banquet:
Annual Engineers Week
A convocation at the Stuart the-
ater, a field day, and the banquet
will highlight E-Week ceremonies
George Campen, manager of the
branch office of Ceco Stell Prod
ucts Co. will address an all-engineering
convocation Friday morn
ing at 11 a.m. in the Stuart The-
in chemical engineering for one
year at Northwestern University
before coming to Nebraska.
He received his Bachelor of Sci
ence degree in 1943 from Univer
sity of Wisconsin, and his Master
of Science degree in 1948 and his
Doctor of Philosophy degree in
1951, both from Northwestern Uni
versity. From 1943-46, he was process
engineer for Esso Standard Oil Co.,
and from 1948-49, a product design
and development officer, with rank
of 1st lieutenant, with the Food
and Container Institute for Armed
Dr. Hobson was regional chair
man of the young engineers' teach
ers committee of the American
Society for Engineering Education,
Dr. Hobson's appointment to
deanship was recommended by
Dean Green, who said, "I have
every confidence in Dr. Hobson's
leadership and thoughtfulness for
the faculty and students. He is a
scholar in every sense of the
Dean Green added( "I feel that
Tm leaving the responsibility of
the whole college with a thought
ful, kind, well-equipped faculty.
And I expect excellent progress.
I truly believe that the College has
one of the best groups of people
in sensibility to human needs."
Under Dean Green, the College
has doubled its enrollment, climb
ing from the third largest Col
lege with an enrollment of BOO
to the largest an enrollment of
A native of Red Willow Coun
ty, Dean Green was graduated
from the University in 1914, with
a Bachelor of Science degree in
civil engineering. After wide ex
perience as practicing 3ngineer
and consultant, he joined the Uni
versity staff in 1943.""
His future plans are ind?rimteV
but he will remain in Lincoln.
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Big Seven schools, excluding host
school Kansas. ; While attending
the Relays Miss Anthony presid
ed over the events and presented
the trophy to the outstanding
ater. His. topic will be: "What
Does Industry Expect of the Grad
uate Engineer and What Should
the Graduate Engineer Expect of
In his talk to some 500 engineer
ing students, Campen will stress
the necessity of hard work, social
balance, sacrifice, and ability to
sell, as aspects of a good engineer.
The annual Field Day will head
Friday "afteroon's activities. The
event features a tug of war, three
legged race, and other such com
petition between. the Engineering
Winners of the Field Day festivi
ties will be awarded prizes.
Friday night, starting at 6:30
p.m., the E-Week banquet will be
held at Cotner Terrace. Awards
will be presented to the best open
The O. J. Ferguson award, going
to the outstanding engineering Col
lege, will also be given at the
banquet. Dancing to the music of
" Bill Albers Band will follow the
presentation of awards.
The schedule of rehearsals for
the Spring Kosmet Klub show
"South Pacific" has been an
nounced by Bill Bedwell, presi
The rehearsals scheduled for
Friday are: 7:00 p.m.. for Cable,
The rehearsals scheduled for
Friday in 107 B. S.S. are: 7:00
p.m. for Cable, Brackett, Harbi
son and Bloody Mary; 8:00 p.m.
for nurses and Emile; 9:30 for Lar
sen, Jerome, Wise, Steeves, nurses
Ernst Barlach's Play:
Howell Theater Production 'Dead Boy' Previevied
By DICK SHUGRUE
Editorial Page Editor
A special production re
hearsal was held by the Univer
sity players in order that a re
view of the "Dead Day" might
appear in the Daily Nebraskan
for the benefit of those patrons
of the Theater who will see the
Barlach play tonight or tomor
A very special type of play was
presented in the Howell Memorial
Theater. Dr. Naomi Jackson of
McMaster College in Hamilton, On-
Courtesy Sunday Journal and Star
Sen. John Adams, Sr., of the
Nebraska Unicameral introduced
t resolution in Thursday session
of the legislature calling for the
appearance of Chancellor Hardin
and the Board of Regents to ex
plain the tuition increase which
was announced Tuesday.
Sen. Adams, representing the
ninth district in Omaha, said Tues
day that he didn't feel the resolu
tion would pass. "It will probably
be defeated by 80 per cent of the
senators' votes. It will get the
issue on the floor of the legisla
ture, however," he added.
The resolution states that where
as the increase m tuition may
cause a hardship for students de
siring to continue their higher edu
cation and whereas the Legislature
is responsible to the people for
furnishing adequate facilities for
learning to students, that it be re
solved that the Chancellor and the
Board of Regents address the
legislature on the needs for such
increase in tuition and whether a
reconsideration of such matter
might be expected in order that
no student will be forbidden to at
tend the University and seek high
er education because of such in
crease in tuition fees.
He stressed the fact that stu
dents seemed to object to the in
crease and that perhaps student
interest in the matter might prove
interesting in the action to be
taken by the Unicameral.
"If students would come down
here Tuesday morning when the
resolution will be discussed per
haps the ' Legislators would know
that their objection to the increase
was real," he stated.
Chancellor Hardin said Thurs
day that the resolution might be
good for the University. "If it
does pass, we'll have a chance to
present our entire case before the
Unicameral. This would give us
the opportunity to speak with
every senator instead of the few
on the committees we have dealt
Tuition Bill 'Killed'
The Legislature's Educa
tion Committee, in a special
executive session Thursday,
junked LB 410, which would
have required the University to
increase its tuition.
Killed by a 5-1 vote, the bill
was considered "unnecessary"
by the committee in view of the
Board of Regents' action this
week in voting a tuition hike.
Announced By KK
Saturday's rehearsals held at
S.U. 313 are: 1:30 for all G.I.'s,
Bloody Mary, Brackett, Harbison
and Cable (Brackett, Harbison
come at 2:30); 3:00 for nurses,
Abner, McCaffrey, Waters, Billis
and Emile (Emile comes at 4:00);
4:30 for Nellie and Billis.
Sunday has two rehearsals
scheduled for the entire company;
the first at S.U. 315 at 2:00 and
the second at 7:30.
tario, has translated Ernst Bar-
lacn's play, "The Dead Day," into
English for the first time.
University Theater patrons will
nave an opportunity to share in
tins "first" as they, view the
drama tonight and tomorrow.
Dr. Jackson has said of the
play, "It is first and foremost a
sympolic drama." And her words
hold true as the audience will see.
The Dead Day" is not by any
means a "cops-and-robbers"
drama which can be chuckled at
and enjoyed by every person who
happens to fall into possession of
Rather it is a conneiseur's de
light; a fine work of European
There, however, is the key to
the , enjoyment of .the ' drama.
Whereas the American ' audience
has reacted favorably to Arthur
Miller's works or the realism of
Tennessee Williams, they would
not gain the same type of enjoy
ment from this play.
It is lengthy. And that length
cannot be measured by the clock.
The action or lack of action
seems to be exceedingly slow.
But the pace of the drama was
slow at the production rehearsal,
and with a faster timing of lines
I believe the play will be much
Since the play is symbolic. Max
Whittaker, director of the Univer
sity Experimental Theater, who is
in charge of the present produc
tion, has gone to great lengths to
preserve the mood of the author.
A look at the lithographs by Bar
lach which are on show at the
University Galleries will show the
interested party that much of the
e era a
with and present the case for the
University," Dr. Hardin noted
The resolution will be discussed
on the floor of the Legislature at
9 a.m. Tuesday.
The tuition was raised at a
Holt, Heck To Assist:
Buck, Hall To
Beverly Buck, junior in Arts and
Sciences, was chosen as editor of
the 1958 Cornhusker staff Thurs
day night by the Board of Publi
cations. Sharon Hall, junior in Business
Administration, was appointed
Bobby Holt and Marilyn Heck
are the new associate managers.
The new managing editors include
Sharon McDonald, Frances Gour
lay, Natalie Johnson and Anne
Revealed as the assistant busi
ness managers were Larry Schrag
and Jim Whitaker.
Miss Buck is vice-president of
AUF and Theta Sigma Phi and
secretary of Kappa Alpha Theta.
Miss Hall is president of Kappa
Miss Hall is vice-president of
Builders and Miss Heck is presi
dent' of the Union Board, vice
president of Kappa Kappa Gamma
-"Jag to. Ag" has been the theme
of the Spring Day Parade, which
will kick off the day's activities,
according to Ruth Roubla, co
chairman. Not designed to be a show pa
rade, but merely a means of mass
migration of the Spring Day parti
cipants and spectators to Ag cam
pus, the parade will begin at
8 a.m., May 3.
Participants will form on Vine
Street in front of the Military and
Naval Sciences Building, Miss
Roubla said. The parade will fol
low Vine Street to 16th, turn south
to R, west to 14th, north to Vine
and east to 35th street, north to
ag campus and enter the campus
from 38th street.
No person will be allowed to
enter the parade after it leaves
the City Campus, according to
Lyle Hanson, co-chairman.
"Groups should arrange to ride
together in jne or several vehi
cles, so that we may include as
many people as possible," Hanson
explained. Any type vehicles may
be used, but those capable of car
rying as many people as possible
would be best, he said.
black and white somberness of
the original conception of the
drama was captured by the tech
Dallas Williams, technical direc
tor of the play, has added light and
color to the play, however. This
rddition intensifies the symbolism
rather than detracts from it.
I have never seen a real Euro
pean drama produced before. Al
though much 'is read of Ibsen in
this country, little is produced
probably for fear of boring an
audience which likes action plus.
But the "Dead Day" performers
presented Dr. Jackson's transla
tion in an inspiring way. I don't
suppose they have had too much
contact with this symbolic type cd
work before. And so many of the
'fAmerican? school pieces of busi
ness are seen in the play.
Bonna Tebo as the Mother han
dles a difficult part quite well.
Roy Willey, who plays the part
of the gnome, Rumpbeard, is
is never seen by the audience. But
he is heard even when he tries to
cpver his voice with his hands.
Len Schropfer is the outstanding
character in this play, I believe.
I don't feel that it is trite to say
that this was the part he's been
waiting for. He "fell" into it and
his voice and movements were
Mention must be made of
Charles Richards who plays the
son and Diana Peters who plays
the interesting and voiceless
role of Broomleg. They were good.
They handled their parts' with
ease. I can't say that they did
exceptionally well, but only be
cause , I don't - admittedly
Friday, April 26, 1957
Board of Regents meeting held
The tuition was raised thirty dol
lars per semester for instate stu
dents and sixty dollars per semes
ter for out of state students.
Courtesy Lincoln Star
and a member of Theta Epsilon
Phi, Gamma Alpha Chi and Kappa
Miss McDonalds' activities in
clude Union Board, YWCA and
Kappa Kappa Gamma. Miss Gour
lay is a member of Delta Gamma.
Miss Johnson is a member of Del
ta Gamma and Builders Board.
Miss Pickett is a Tassels, on Stu
dents Council and a member of
Kappa Alpha Theta.
Schrag is a member of Corn
Cobs and Phi Kappa Psi. Whitaker
is treasurer of Alpha Kappa Psi
and the Business Administration
Executive Council, Junior IFC
Student Advisor and a member of
Corn Cobs and Sigma Chi.
Six Ag Seniors
Six senior women in the College
of Agriculture have been nomi
nated for the title of "Goddess of
Karen Boning, Margie Edwards,
Mary Keyes, Shirley Richards, Kay
Skinner and Marian Sokol were
renominated from a field of forty
seven candidates by a special Ag
election, according to Diane Peter
son, publicity chairman.
Voting for the final Goddess, to
be revealed at the Spring Day
street dance, will be held in the
Ag Union from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
know how a performer should act
in a play of this nature.
Bob Morrison played Nightmare
with the depth of a nightmare
we couldn't see him and he shifted
around; but he. had a good role.
For those who are. interested in
seeing a fine translation of a play
by all around artist (sculptor, the
graphic arts, drama) Barlach and
who have deep sympathy with
other peoples and their pleasures,
I strongly urge them to see "The
Dead Day," a unique experience
Courtesy Sanrtny Jturn,' a4 Star
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