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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 14, 1957)
"ri 'IHIeSD OoirS'
A mall crowd of chrfrlrad
ri and Rturienii mrrr on hand
Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. be
hind the Kleld Housr lo give
lhi football team a lendnff to
IMttsburRh. The Injury rarked,
flu ridden Huskers were a 20
point underdog against the Panther.
Courses In Insurance
Receive NU Emphasis
Insurance courses, called "one
t4 the most neglected areas on the
wlleRiate level in the nation," are
getting an uplift at the- University.
An experiment in instructing in
surance principles with newer
method is being financed by $15,000
grant for three years from
the New York life Iinaurance
Company. The University is one
of six in the nation to receive
such a grant.
.Dr. Curtis Elliott, professor
of economic and insurance, said
the continual growth of enrollment
in insurance courses coupled with
the shortage of qualified teachers
For Nov. 7
Hie Coed Counselors Friend
ship Dessert, "Halls of Ivy," will
b held Nov. 7 at 7:15 p.m. in
the Union Ballroom, according to
Dorothy Glade, publicity chair
make it necessary to use new !
Up until this year, the introduc-,
tory course in insurance has been '
broken down into five sections of j
40 member each. Each section in-1
volved two hours of lectures week
ly, conducted by Dr. Elliott, and
two hours of quiz periods, con
ducted by Philip James, instruc
tor. Under the new program, the five
sections are combined to fan
one .section of about 180 students.
Dr. Elliott delivers three lectures !
a week, with Mr. James designing j
all written work, and three grad-'
uaie assistants being used to con
sult with the students.
Although the program has been
I operating only three weeks, pro
gress nas been shown, Dr. Elliott
said, "I would estimate that the
class is at least one week farther
along at this date than last year."
An the answers to the weekly
written problems show that the
students are grasping the material
as well if not better than last year,
Student interest in Insurance
courses nas increased rapidly at
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mic uiuvcrsuy. "Besides tJi in.
Ideas for Homecoming House
Decorations are due at the In
nocent's mall box In the Union
Monday noon according to Glen
Andersen, house decorations
chairman. The entries are to be
made with two fairly detailed
All freshman kernels are asked
to wear their uniforms on this
coming Friday and all other pep
rally days, according to Anne
Pickett, publicity chairman.
Five finalists for the 1H37 Hello
Girl were named Thursday. The
Hello Girl finalists are: Jeanne
Whitwer, Carolyn Boesigcr, Mar
got Kranke, Jane Saveiicr and
They were chosen from 15 can
didates nominated by the inde
pendent houses.; The judges were
Francis Davis, sponsor for
BABW; Dick Sliugnie. Daily Ae
braskan; Dick Hagomeier, Inno
cents; John Kitinier, Inter Co-op
Council, and . Blaine McClary,
RAM Council President.
The Hello Girl will be clioseu
Saturday at thd Hello Girl Dance
by student election. The voting will
be at the danc from 9-10:15 p.m.
and students will need their student
identifications o vote. The dance
is sponsored by the independents
on campus. Everyone in welcome
and may vote.'
The. Hello Girl will be presented
at intermission' by Lyle Hansen
who is the master of ceremonies.
Bill Albers band will provide the
music for the dance.
Whitwer is a music sophomore
in Teachers. She is a member of
Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fra
ternity. She represents Heppner
Boesiger, a junior, is a member
of Mu Phi, music honorary. She
is a counselor in Piper Hall and
is a member of University Sing-
ers. She represents Piper Hall of i
the Women's Dorm. i
Franke, a senior, is president -of
Love Memorial Hall. She is a past
member of BABW and a past
member of Board, lor Farmer's
Fair. She is in University Singers
and the Home Ec Club. She is one
of -the representatives of Love Me
Savener is on the student Coun
cil and Ag Exec Board. She be
longs to Home Ec Club and Tas
sels and is AUF Representative
and YWCA Membership Chairman. Last year's Hello Girl Was De- for independents on campus. Ths
Switzer. junior in Home Ec. was anna Brier from Love Memorial j committee chairmen for the danca
Varsity Dairy Royal Queen of 11157. ; Hall. ! are: Dorothv Glade, ceneml chair.
The Hello Girl Dance will be
She is a member of BABW, Tas-1
sets, Ag fcxec Board, Gamma from to 12 p.m. in the Student
Delta, Home Ec Club and Luth-! Union Ballroom. It is sponsored
eran Chapel. She represents Fedde by Barb Activities Board for Wom-Ha"-
I en which is the organization body
man; Diana Maxwell, publicity
chairman; Rosalie Jacob and Pat
Everett, decoration; Bert Switzer,
judges; Marijane Phelps, miscsl-laneous.
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Hello Girl Candidates
One of these girls will be
crowned "Hello Girl" Saturday
night at the annual Hello Girl"
Dance in the I'nion ballroom.
They are: (right to left) Jane
Frazener, Caroline Boesiger,
Marge Franke, Roberta Switer
and Jeanne Whitwer. Anyone
buying a ticket to the dMic
and presenting their I.D. card
between 9 and 10 p.m. may rots.
Vol.32, No. 17
Monday, October 14 1957
The purpose of this dessert is to ! troductory courses, we have three
advanced courses in which the en
rollments in each has been averag
ing between 30 and 40 students. An
additional advanced course has
been added. The problem faced
us of trying to serve this large
enrollment with only two insur
Dr. Elliott said the specializa
tion technique for teaching large
enrollments has proved effective
on lower levels. "This will be its
first use at advanced levels."
nonor me new student women on
campus and confer honors on out
standing Coed Counselors.
The entertainment for the eve
ning will be a style show with
models from the freshman classes
of each of the organized women's
houses and escorts from the fresh
man classes of each of the or
ganized men's houses.
Jan Davidson will be commenta
tor for the style show.
Models are: Mary Jane Koch,
Kappa Kappa Gamma; Bonnie
Spiegal, Sigma Delta Tau; Lois
Muhle, Delta Gamma; Susan Stehl,
Terrace Hall; Judy Sikmund, Al
pha Omicron Pi; Ann Billmyer,
Pi Beta Phi.
Julie Pederson, Kappa Delta;
Regina Denker, Gamma Phi Beta;
Tryka Bell, Love Memorial Hall;
Ann Fisher, Towne Club; and
Sherry Johnson, Alpha Phi.
Escorts are: Darryl Biggerstaff,
Theta Chi; Lowell Hansen, Sigma
Alpha Epsilon; Robert Greek, Jr.,
This Week On Campus
The second annual Union All-University Stag Thursday; football In
Lincoln Saturday (Nebraska vs. Syracuse); and the Panhellenic Work
shop Monday-Wednesday . highlight the week's activity. ,
Tuesday 6 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, S p.m.
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Saturday, 4 p.m.
Saturday, S p.m.
Panhellenic Banquet Union
Homemakers Day, Home Ec Dept.
AWS Activities Mart, Union
Phi Epsilon Kappa (Men's PE Club
Alpha Lambda Delta Pledging Service
All-University Stag, Union
YWCA Membership Meeting
Football Syracuse in Lincoln
Band Day Coffee Hour, Union
BABW "Hello Girl" Dance. Union
Tom Smith, chairman of the
Final Exams Committee of the
Student Council, said that many
students object to the present sys
tem of an eight-day exam sched
ule. "The students do not have enough
time to review for exams," he
Lincoln Teacher Instructs On NU TV
Esther Montgomery, Lincoln High era. Miss Montgomery savs the
School English teacher, has a pas- work isn't the ordeal she thought
sion for the unique. it was going to be.
After 34 years of instructing in j ..j thoi,ght that a half hour
the classroom she has temporarily j w0uW forever." she said, "and
abandoned her traditional hall of, that I might even freeze before
wonuug iu iw ui ine television . i the camera. Instmwl. th
Esther Mongomery inherited the
teaching profession from her moth
er, who also was an English teach
er. She likes the subject matter of
her chosen field working with!
brought out in his report.
Last March. 1957, the Student
Council created a committee to in
vestigate the proposal by a Faculty
Senate committee calling for the
eight-day final exam period.
In May of 1955, the Faculty Sen
ate voted 135-65 to limit final
exams to one week. A Student
Council poll of October, 1955 indi
cated that students favored a two
week final exam schedule 4Vj to 1.
Eight Day Period
On Nov. 8, 1955, the Faculty Sen
ate voted 125-87 to reinstate the
two week exam schedule.
The issue, which had been the
subject of considerable controversy
was resolved by a sound majority.
In November Thomas Raysor,
professor of English, said in ref-
Each week-day afternoon for
Dolly Swift, sophomore in Teach
Beta Theta Pi; Don Kingman. era College, will succeed Diane nalf nour beginning at 1 p.m. she
Delta Sigma Phi; Bennett Down-! Knotek 88 soprano soloist for the ' transforms the TV studio at
ing, Inter-Coop Council; Neal
Thomsen, Alpha Gamma Sigma.
Chuck Simmons, Alpha Tau
Omega; David Bogus, Farm
House; Tim Murphy, Phi Delta
Theta; Larry Aspegren, Phi Gam
ma Delta; Marty Sophir, Sigma
Alpha Mu. and John Erickson,
Jr., Beta Sigma Psi.
Carolyn Williams is the chair
man of the Friendship Dessert and
the Coed Counselor Board Mem
bers in charge of the committees
are Judy Combs, style show; Mary
Verba and Sandy Foell, decora
tions; Elizabeth Smith, invitations;
"Dorothy Beechner, ticket sales,
and Dorothy Glade, publicity.
57-member Men's Varsity Glee KUON-TV, University educational
Club. (television station, into her class-
The Men's Glee Club under theTi11
Auditions for the All-University
Talent show will be held Tuesday
through Thursday this week at
the Union, according to Bob
Handy, activities director.
The talent, show is scheduled for
Nov. 17, and winners of the show
will be eligible to participate in the
Big Eight Talent Show. They also
will be awarded trophies.
Tom Gensler was named winner
of the talent show last year.
The Big Eight Talent Show will
be presented Feb. 13-15 at Kansas
University, Kansas State, Iowa
State and Nebraska. Buses will
be provided for travel between the
universities for the talent shows.
Students who desire to partici
pate in the University contest may
tign up for audition times in the
Student Activities Office. Special
arrangements in scheduling will be
made if necessary, it was announced.
Dale Ganz as
sor of music,
of non - music
group sings at
a t h letic
events, and at
t h rough- Coort,y Lincoln Journa.
out the state. ' Miss Swift
Howard Johnson of Omaha is
Members of the 1957-58 Glee
Club are as follows:
First tenors are Wayne Robert
son, Charles Stork, Al Ellerbroeck,
Marvin Boehrer, Dale Funkey,
John Williams, Kenneth Tharp,
Kermit Erickson, James Pinker
ton, Merlin Montgomery, Pro
Sherman, Gary Christiansen, Ira
Waldo and Charles Nelson.
Second tenor's are Darrell Eber
spacher, Keith Roumpf, Stanley
Widman, Mack LundstfTom, Dean
Spilker, William Weesner, Ronald
Isley, Gayle Cottingham, Tom
Cadwallader, John Else, William
Pugsley, John Lindell, Dennis El
der and Ned Totman.
Baritones are Ken Wehrman,
Karl Bauman, William Ashley,
Don Freeburg, Dan Campbell, Har
old Wells, Archie Clegg, Delbert
Sempek, Richard Timmerman,
Bob Jensen, Carl White, Roger
Carsten and Lee Miller.
Basses are Kenneth Peterson,
ti me' young folks because "thev are i l" "c t.
whizzes b.v and.I never feel alone! direct and with nrpinrW ver MsiraDie lor the University
since the camera crew gives pleh- Through the years she has dis
ty of moral support. !liked the constant rush and the
"Teaching by television, howev-jlack of time to deal adequately
er, requires planning down to the j with the subject. However, she is
split second while the same work 1 philosophical about this in saying,
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There, instead of 35 or 40 high " l"c "T ruo1" m'"ws mwe 1 . 1 guf.f ,l,nal s lne curse 01 Amer
hnnl hw w i ..J..leeway' she says- ! Kan life."
The lack of personal contact with j Of her life she has this to say:
her students is one of the things j "It's up to each of us to leave the
she misses in' TV teaching. "I j world a little better than we
miss the discussion that goes along found it and I hope to do my bit
with instructing in the classroom," j through teaching whether it
she says. be by television or in the class-
The daughter of a clergyman, room."
scnooi stuaents, ner only pupi.
in attendance is the lens of a TV
camera which transmits her ev
ery word and move to 150 students
in nine high schools near Lincoln.
When Miss Montgomery was
first offered the chance to use this
relatively new medium for teaching
English, the "drew a blank," in
her own words.
However, despite the "blank" she
knew that because of her passion
for the unique she could never
refuse the offer. She says, "It was
a challenge, and I just can't turn
down anything new."
This example is not the only one
which points out ner desire to be
doing new and different things.
In 1952 she was the first teacher
from the Lincoln public schools to
go abroad as a foreign exchange
Miss Montgomery spent two
years in Manchester, England,
teaching and also found brief pe
riods of time to attend Oxford
University and the University of
How does teaching by television
compare with instructing in the
classroom? "It's so different,"
she says, "that it is as if I had
just graduated and was beginning
to teach all over again. It's
opened up new horizons for me.
I' guess I was born curious."
Although she still doesn't feel
completely at ease before the cam-
to take into consideration the atti
tude of the students, this was done
in the senate meeting."
Smith said the reason to which
he attributed the present situation
was, "the faculty's viewpoint to
give them more time to grade
papers. Since it is the students that
the University exists for, we think
this is unfair."
"I think we should go back to
the two-week exam period because
it is advantageous to the students
i to utilize this time," Fran Gourley,
Home Ec Club
The Home Ec Club picture will
be taken Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. in
Larry Schrag, Charles Hood, Lynn j Howell Theater, according to Pat
Van Winkle, Lonnie Bayer, Herb j sy Kaufman, publicity chairman.
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Aimstead, Ron Braun, Bill Larson,
Neil Ruckdasbel and Merritt
Club members wanting rides to
the theater should meet in front
of the Home Ec building on Ag
Campus at 5 p.m., Kaufman said.
Esther Montgomery, English
instructor at Lincoln High
School, instructs a television au
dience English class as part of
KUON-TV's program of educa
tional television program.
KUON-TV is the University tele
of the Student Council committee
Other faculty members contacted
gave varied opinions.
Mark Hcbson, dean of the Engi
neering college, said "usually most
campuses devote' one week of two
hour exams instead of the three
hour exams we now have. Thera
are differences to contend with but
it can be worked both ways. Ther
may be less freedom between se
mesters for the students."
James Pittenger, assistant to th
chaicellor, and Phillip Colbert,
dean of Student Affairs, would not
comment on the exam schedule.
Walter Militzer, dean of the Arts
and Sciences, said he supposed if
he was directly connected with tha
situation, he would take the fac
ulty's viewpoint and if he was a
student, he would probably take th
Adrian Legault, chairman of the
Civil Engineering Department said
he "can't make a comparison be
fore the eight-day exams have been
in effect. The eight day period
should not be changed until next
year. I wouldn't want to see tht
exam period cut any shorter for
the effect on students."
Robert Feeney, chairman of tha
department of chemistry, said ha
"prefers the eight day period be
cause it is better for students to
be more prepared during the school
year than to concentrate right be
fore exam period."
James Miller, chairman of the
English department said there are
two weeks devoted to exams pe
riod but only eight days for the ac
tual exams. I believe the period
should be set at a leisurely pace
with a reading, period more than a
weekend to prepare for the exams.
I am opposed to any more squeeze
in the exam schedule. One should
take scheduling problems and
semester preparations in consid
"The University exists for stu
dents and therefore the student's
wishes and desires should be a ma
jor factor in determining adminis
trative policy," Smith said.
The students seemed to favor
the two-week exam schedule be
cause of the following reasons.
1) the two week exam period is
profitable for the good student who
uses this time wisely for review
2) the two week exam period
usually spreads exams out so more
attention can be given to each
3) a recuperation period which is
necessary in a concentrated eight
day exam sckdule is not war
ranted in the two week exam
4) Polls of students show that the
two week exam schedule is fa-
jvored over any other proposed
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