The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 20, 1957, Image 1

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To Student Council
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Vol. 32, No. 96
Answers Questions:
Career In
In the first student-sponsored con
toe ation in the history of the Uni
versity, Senator John Kennedy of
Massachusetts, before an overflow
crowd in the Union ballroom, spoke
on a career in politics for the col
lege graduates.
"Politics doesn't seem to be
the most popular of the vocations
that the college graduates seek
as their career", he stated.
"In a famous Gallup Pole taken
recently, 72 per cent of the moth
ers questioned still wanted their
Courtesr Lincoln SUr
sons to be President, but very few
of them wanted their sons to par
ticipate in politics beforehand."
"Politics is one of the most chal
lenging carters in the entire cur
riculum of careers", he said. "The
world and internal problems which
face our country which need solv
ing will be tackled by men who
make politics their livelihood."
"It is regretable that the words
politics and politician' have the
Undesirable connotation that they
dot for much of the good that is
done in the field of government
is done through the efforts of those
men which our country still deems
necessary to call 'politicians.'
After his short talk on politics,
Senator Kennedy conducted c ques
tion and answer period. He was
questioned on such subjects as the
United States position in the Middle
East and the situation in the
Teamsters Union whose president
Is Dave Beck.
He was asked three questions
concerning the Middle East situ
ated by members of the audience.
The questions were concerning the
Eisenhower Doctrine, the Suez Ca
nal and the Arab refugees most
of whom are in the Gaza strip.
He said that he voted, in favor
of the Eisenhower Doctrine be
cause he believed that it would
have done irreparable harm to
the prestige of the President if the
motion would have failed to pass
the Senate.
As regards the situation between
Israel and Egypt, the Senator said
Schipporeit Named
Alpha Zeta Head
Otto Schipporeit was elected
chancellor of Alpha Zeta, national
honorary society of agricultural,
at a meeting Thursday evening.
Other officers elected include:
Paul Yeutter, Censor; Ron Kohl
meier, Scribe; Burt Weichenthal,
Chronicler; Clem Otten, Theasurer,
and Marvin Kyes, Ag Exec. Board
. Ralph Read, a research forester,
was named the new faculty advisor.
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Phi Mu Alpha:
Annual Spring Concert
To Feature U.S. Music
A program of American music
will feature the annual spring con
cert of the Phi Mu Alpha-Sinfonia
fraternity, national men's music
ociety, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at
the Union ballroom.
The University chapter will pre
sent original compositions by two
of its members, Orlan Thomas, a
aenior, and Jack McKie, a grad
uate student.
Thomas' composition, for male
voices, is the preamble to the U.S.
Constitution, and McKie's piece, is
"March for the Jackalopes," for
brass ensembles, percussion, and
Cornhuskers Sale
A limited number of extra
Cornhuskers will be on sale Mon
day, according to Sharon Hall,
business manager of the Cor n
busker. Those who had not
ordered their Cornhuskers In ad
vance may purchase Cornhus
kers Monday afternoon till the
nd of the semester.
All Cornhuskers must be picked
up before vacation and none will
be sent out, because of the early
date of issuance, according to
Miss Hall.
that the only solution that could
he could see would be to have
Egypt offer some concrete pro
posal for the redistribution of the
Arab refugees in Gaza. This
ticklish point is one of the main
causes of the controversy, he said.
If Egypt and Israel could effect
a solution of the refugees between
them, then the settlement of the
dispute over the use of the Suez
Canal would follow.
He responded to the question on
Dave Beck by saying that anyone
who could respect a man that had
done the things that Dave Beck has
done hasn't read the record.
He commented that there is a
need for federal legislation in this
field; for there is no regulation by
law of the use of Union funds by
the officers. The abuses that this
could lead to are aptly shown by
the conduct of Mr. Beck.
Senator Kennedy was introduced
by Dick Shugrue, Editorial Editor
of the Nebraska and Helen Gour
lay, president of the Student Coun
University student groups sup
porting the Senator's appearance
in cooperation with the Union are:
Daily Nebraskan, Nebraska Uni-
versity Council on World Affairs,
Inter Fraternity Council, Innocents,
Mortar Board Society, Red Cross,
Theta Sigma Phi and Sigma Delta
Chi, professional Journalism soci
eties, Residence Association for
Men, Coed Club and Inter-Coop
Delta Sigma Pi
Delta Sigma Pi, professional
business fraternity, hes initiated
sixteen new members.
The new initiates are: Ilmars
Bergmanis, Dee Brinogar, Bob
Dwehus, Dick Hanzel, David Ko
var, Bob Lindell, Larry Lepp
streu, La Verne I'mroe, Pat Mur
phy, Gerry Quigley, Don Reed,
Bill Skokan, Bob Steinman, Dal
las Stoltenberg, Fred Vondra and
Lee West.
Atomic Fallout:
Red Cross Unit Explains
Civil Defense Procedures
Staff Writer
A plane passes over Lincoln,
all of a sudden everything seerr.s
to explode. Sirens wail in every
direction people are running from
buildings, and the entire campus
is in flames. No, this hasn't really
happened. But it could; and to
avoid this panic, all students should
know what to do In case of at
tack. Your chances of surviving an
atomic attack are better than you
may have thought, in the first
place. If you are close to the ex
plosion, your chances are only one
out of ten, but beyond a half a
mile, your chances are increase
rapidly. From one to one and a
half miles out, the odds that you
will be killed are only 15 in 100.
At points from one and a half
to two miles away, death drops
down to only two or three out of
each 100, and beyond two miles,
the explosion will cause practically
no deaths at all.
One of the least understood parts
of an' atomic explosion by ordinary
citizens is fall-out. Fall out is noth-
William Bush is overall program
Other numbers on the program
"Salve Regina," by Paul Creston,
a motet for male voices and organ,
with Roger Wischmeier, organist,
and Wendell Friest. soloist.
"A Stopwatch and an Ordnance
Map," by Samuel Barber, for male
voices and three kettledrums, with
Phil Coffman as tympanism
"Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and
Piano," by Charles Ives, with
Walter Carlson, violinist, William
Brennen as clarinetist and William
Hatcher, pianist.
"Variations, on a Pavrne for
Krummhorns," by Kraehenbuehl
Schein, for clarinet quartet, com
posed of Brannen, Richard Davis of
Chris Sawyer, and Arnold Epstein.
"The Way You Look Tonight,"
by Jerome Kern, conducted by
Herbert Meininger.
"Summer Time," by George
Gershwin, conducted by Roger
"It Ain't Necessarily So," by
George Gershwin, with Rodney
Walker a soloist.
"Last Words of David" and
"Tarantella." both by Randall
Thompson and for
and orchestra.
men"s voices
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"You- like?" sings - Barbara
Coonrad (Standing-Bloody Mary)
to Jack Lindsay (left "Lt. Joe
Cable") and Jane Odell (right
"Liat") in her famous number,
Happy Talk" from Rodgers and
Hammerstein's "South Pacific."
Legal Permission
State Senator Terry Carpen
ter announced Thursday that he
had asked the Legislative Coun
cil to get detailed Information on
proposed University salary In
creases. Carpenter stated that the at
torney general's office assured
him that as a legislator he is en
titled to the information.
He said that he intends to re
lease the figures.
lng more than particles of matter
In the air, made radioactive by
nudear or thermonuclear explo
sions. When an atomic bomb is
dropped close to the ground, thou
sands of tons of atomized earth,
building materials, rocks and gas
es are sucked upward, sometimes
to a height of 80,000 feet, These
particles help to form the mush
room cloud which is always con
nected with one of these explosions.
Some of these particles will drop
immediately in the area of the ex
plosion, but others may be carried
by the winds for many miles,
but sooner or later, they, too,
must fall to earth. This is called
Normal amounts of radioactivi
ty are not dangerous. Only when
it is presented in highly concen
trated amounts, such as those cre
ated by atomic and hydrogen bomb
explosions, that it becomes danger
ous. . If an alien plane should be spot
ted coming towards Lincoln, Civil
Defense might order a general
evacuation of the area to get away
from the bomb or its effects, be
fore it hits. But if there is no time,
seek the best available shelter.
An ordinary frame house will cut
radiation danger by about one-half.
Get on the floor, away from doors
and windows, or preferably go to
a location with additional walls at
the center of the building. In a
basement shelter, the radiation
daneer is only one-tenth as bad.
An underground shelter with three
feet of earth above it, and
equipped with a door ?nd air filter,
will give you almost complete pro
tection. Despite the talk about radioac
tivity and fall out you are more
likely to be hurt by blast and
heat than radiation, expecially
close to the bomb. At Hiroshima
and Nagasaki slightly over one-
half of all deaths and injuries
were caused by the blast, and near
ly one-third of the csualties were
from the heat flash.
If you were caught upstairs or
the open at the time of a bomb
ing, you are more likely to soak
up a serious dose of radioactivity.
However, the indications that you
had been pierced by the rays
wouldn't show up for a few hours
The first sign would include a sick
feeling and vomiting. For a few
days then, you might continue feel
ing below par, and about two weeks
later your hair would begin falling
out. But even if you lost all your
hair, and became very sick, your
chances of regaining your health
and your hair, are still very good
(These articles are to be con
tinued for two more issues of the
j Daily Nebraskan by ti Red Cross
College Uiut.)
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Nrbraakaa Phola
All three will appear in the
Broadway show which will be
presented by Kosmet Klub at
Pershing Memorial Auditorium,
, starting at 8 p.m., Friday and
NU Offered
TV Grant
For Courses
A $115,050 grant to finance the
teaching of mathematics and En
glish courses by television in 25
to 50 Nebraska high schools next
fall has been awarded jointly to the
University and Nebraska State De
partment of Education.
The Fund for the Advancement
of Education, New York City, an
nounced the awarding of the grant
Sunday evening. The grant is part
of a total expenditure by The Fund
of $986,000 for a National Program
in the Use of Television in the
Public Schools.
The Nebraska program will be
the development of a joint Um-versity-State
Education Department
experimental plan now in progress.
A beginning algebra course is be
irg taught this year in six high
schools Springfield, Beaver
Crossing, Friend, Waverly, Eagle,
and Louisville.
The University's acceptance of
the grant is subject to the approval
cf the Board of Regents.
Dr. K.O. Broady, chairman of
the special-project committee and
director of the University's Ex
tension Division, said:
"In addition to beginning alge
bra taught this year, plane geoms-
ti, physics, senior English, and
probably art will be included in
next fall's program."
He said the smaller schools will
be especially helped.
New GOP Officers
New apointive officers of the
Nebraska Young Republican Club
have been named by state chair
man Ray Simmons.
They are organizational direc
tor, Peter Smith, Dana College stu
dent, farm director, Loran
Schmidt; editor of the Young Re
publican News, Monroe Usher, Uni
versity student; college director,
Louie Schultz, University student,
and first voter campaign, M?rilyn
Beauty- Queens
The 1956-57 Comhusker Beauty
Queens at the University of Ne
braska are (from left) Mary
Hepperlen; Elaine Eggen Rita
'South Pacific':
Kosmef TockeH"
'Progressiog Hapidliyf
About 700 tickets have already
been sold to "South Pacific,"
scheduled to be presented by the
Kosmet Klub Friday and Satur
day, at 8 p.m. in the Pershing
Municipal Auditorium, according
to Bob Schuyler, ticket chairman.
The ticket sales do not include
the general admission tickets sold
by Kosmet Klub workers, Schuy
ler said. Schuyler said the $1.80
ly and that students should pur
chase their tickets within the next
few days in order to be assured
good seats.
The Broadway Musical by Rodg
ers and Hammerstein will be the
first full-stage musical production
to be presented at Lincoln's new
Drama director is Norman Leg
er, who this past season directed
th Lincoln Community Theater
plays, and music director is Al
Holbert, a graduate of the Univer
sity's department of music.
Among the musical score are
these songs: "Some Enchanted
Evening," A Wonderful Guy,"
"There is Nothing Like a Dame,"
and "Younger Than Springtime."
"South Pacific," is based on two
stories from .'ames Michener's Pu
litzer Prize winning book, "Tales
of the South Pacific."
Two romantic themes form the
plot. The first, the love affair of
Ensign Nellie Forbush, a high-spirited
nurse from Little Rock, Ark.,
played by Cynthia Barber and a
middle-aged French planter, Fmile
De Beque, played by Norman Rig
gins. The secondary theme is that of
an American Marine, Lt. Joseph
Cable, played by Jack Lindsey and
the Tonkinese girl, Liat, played by
Jane Odell.
The role of Enile DeBeque,
played by Norman Riggins, was
the role Ezio Pinza made famous
on Broadway. Riggins, a senior in
the College of Music, was a mem
ber of last year's Kosmet Klub
spring show cast and he has sung
in the Messiah.
Cynthia Barber's part as Nellie
Forbush was played by Mary Mar
tin in the original production.
Surrounding them are these
characters: Bloody Mary, Liat's
mother, a comedy character part,
played by Barb Coonrad; and Lu
ther Billis, a seabee, played by
Joe Hill.
Others in the cast and the roles
they will play are: Vern Feye-Ab-ner,
Morgan Holmes-Lt. Adams,
Dave Meisenholder Capt. Brack
ets Bill Raecke Jerome, Bob
Robson Stewpot, Charles Rich
ards Lt. Harbison, Noel Schoen
rock Henry, and Steve Schultz
Professor. Others in the cast include: Gwen
Chab, Wynn Smithberger, May
Pokony, Larry Romjue, Larry
Kossack, Gary Aksamit, Bill Drap
er, ohn Parmelee, Harlan Noodle,
Fred Holbert, Janet Handler, Don
ald Geisler, Sandra Niehus, Mary
Lou Lucke, Judy Ramey, Sharon
Frangman, Bob Ireland, JJave
Leighton, Ruthe Rosenquist, Sally
Berg and Mary Sandra Rice.
Members of the ,:South Pacific"
chorus are: Bob Benton, Darrell
F.hprsnarher. Bill Harvey, Bob
Hinman, John Holmes, John Mad
den and Jerry Marples.
Jack McCormick, Monte Mead,
Weslev Pearce. Keith Smith, Mon
roe Usher, Bill Wieland, Linda
Rpnl Gloria Denton. Mary Hus
ton, Jodie Kuhous and Judy Lind
sren. Jan Perrenoud, Anne Pickett,
Sharon Rain. Kathy Roach, Carole
Triplett, Alice Virtman, Rose Wig
gins, Ruth Blank, Sharon Fang
man, Alyce Fritchman, Virginia
James and Sandra Johns.
Jackie Kaepplin, Jane McLaugh
lin, Edith Morrow, Sandra Niehus,
Jelinek Meyer, Jody Carlson,
Reba Kinne, and Frances Van.
Houten. They were selected frnm
12 finalists by Mrs., Ramon a
Kay Nielsen, Sharon Quinn, udy
Sopher, Sandra Whalen and
Cynthia Zschau.
Prices for the tickets will be:
reserved seats $1.80 and $1.50; gen
eral admission $1.20. Tickets may
be purchased from Kosmet Klub
workers; at booths which are set
up in the Union; or at Pershing
Mitchell Case Revue;
Faculty To Hear
Committee Report
Copy Editor
Dr. David Dow, chairman of the
committee on Academic Privilege
and Tenure, announced at the Fac
ulty Senate Meeting Tuesday that
a report on the case of C. Clyde
Mitchell f o r
mer chairman
of the Depart
ment of Agri
cultural Econ
omics, would
be made at a
special meet
ing of the Fac
ulty Senate to
be held some
time before
the end of the
Courtesy Lincoln SUr
final exam pe
Dow stated, that the Faculty Sen
ate should have an opportunity to
consider the reDort before it re
ceived wide-spread publicity.
The Committee on Academic
Privilege and Tenure has been
nonduetine an investigation into
reports that Mitchell's academic
freedom had been abridged in his
demotion from his post as chair
nan of the department.
Mitchell's demotion from his
post was first announced in the
April 13, 1956 issue of The Nebras
kan. Mitchell was reported demoted
because of what sources within the
Ag Economics Department re-
IFC Ball:
Frat Queen
Crown Won
By Gardner
Jean Gardner was crowned
que, n of Greek Weekend and pre
sented a troohv at the Interfratern-
ity Council Ball which was held
at Turnpike Ballroom Saturday
Miss Gardner rode in the win
ning chariot of the chariot races
held on Saturday afternoon and
sponsored by the Junior IFC. She
is a junior at the University and
a member of Kappa Alpha Theta
Alpha Tau Omega was the win
ner of the chariot races with Alpha
Gamma Rho, second; Delta Sigma
Phi, third; Sigma Chi, fourth; and
Delta Tau placing fifth.
The ATO's were also presented
with a trophy at the IFC Ball
Saturday night. Their name will be
engraved cm it and it will be
gven each year from now on to
the winner of the chariot race.
Jay McShann and his comoo
provided the music for a jam ses
sion which was held on the steps
of the Union Saturday afternoon
as well as playing for the Ball.
Over 1500 people attended the
IFC dance.
Nebratku -That
Deitemeyer, 1955 Mrs. America,
and Ellsworth Moser, 1957 King
of Ak-Sar-Ben.
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Mondoy, Moy 20, 1957
"South Pacific" which ia tht
third longest running play on
broadway opened in 1949 amid
cries of "Rodgeri and Hammer
stein have done it again" and state
ments such as "One of the greatest
musical plays in the history of tht
American Theatre."
ferred to as "outside pressures"
n interviews with the Daily Ne
braskan. A controversy concerning the
matter of academic freedom and
administrative prerogative f o 1
lowed the announcmnt of Mitch
ell's removal as department chair
The Nebraskan, then under the
editorship of Bruce Bruggman, in
an editorial of April 18, 1956, dis
cussed four facts which "stood out
in the recent demotion of Clyde
The editorial stated:
"1. No member of the depart
ment denied (and the Nebraskan
contacted all but one professor in
the department) that the implica
tion of 'outside pressures' was
brought out in the special meeting
before Easter vacation as influen
tial in the administrative decision
to relieve Mitchell of his chair
manshp duties.
"2. Several professors in the Ag
Ec department have old The Ne
braskan in specially arranged In
terviews that they were 'certain in
their own minds' that 'special in
terests outside the University
have influenced Mitchell's demo- .
"3. Mitchell has been subjected
to the severe opposition in the
past, notably attacks from the
Kail County Farm Bureau and Re
gent J. Leroy Welsh of Omaha.
"4. Many powerful political or
ganizations and farm groups have
been displeased with Mitchell's
policies which he has presented in
his mmy speaking tours and per
sonal trips throughout the mid
west." A controversy ensued, with The
Nebrasxan receiving letters both
pro and con of its views from
prominent faculty members.
Letters from faculty members
and other interested persons were
also received by The Nebraskan.
In a letter of May 16, an agricul
tural economist from South Da
kota, Dr. Raleigh Barlowe com
mented, "I have considerable con
fidence in Chancellor Hardin's
good judgment; and 1 recognize
the right of the administration to
change department heads when
ever it so desires."
A letter backing the administra
tion's viewpoint was received by
The Nebraskan on May 18, 1956,
from W. K. Pfeiler, chairman of
the Department of Germanic lan
guages. In the letter Dr. Pfeiler stated:
"You cannot be oblivious to the
truth that there are usually two
if not more, sides to every ques
tion. But with unbelievable thought
lessness, you have accepted each
critic's views and opinion as a
sterling fact, never suggesting that
men have an inborn tendency to
rationalize their actions and ex
periences in terms of maximum,
self-justification. Hearsay, rumor,
vague generalizations and subjec
tive impressions are the basis for
your charges which you voice with
such intriguing eloquence and ring
ing pathos."
Pfeiler pointed out that The Ne
braskan had a virtual monopoly
as far as campus public opinion
is concerned. He also said that
the paper had been frank but not
fair in its charges, "insofar as you
failed to consider the complexity
of the administration's problems
and insofar as you gave editorial
emphasis to statements solicited
according to an apparently hand
picked list."
The letter also asked The Ne
braskan to back up all its state
ments made during the semester.
Pfeiler also pointed to several
specific instances in which he felt
that The Nebraskan had been un
fair in its presentation of the news.
"For the first time I have seen
the term 'demoted' used in con
nection with the replacement of
chairman. It was cleverly chosen
because of its deprecatory over
tones. A 'chairman is never 'pro
moted' to his position, but ap
pointed; he is never demoted, but
'relieved,' " Pfeiler stated in bis
In conclusion he said: "The ma
jority of the faculty is alert and
not unaware of the dangers that
selfish groups constitute; lt wel
comes vigorous support from the
students in the cause of academic
freedom, but views it with sadness
when this grand cause of academ
ic freedom is used to vent an ir
responsible animus, perhaps If
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