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The Interfraternity Council
Wednesday voted 23-1 to fine Theta
Chi fraternity $250 and deprive it
of social and initiation privileges as
a result of a pledge hazing inci
dent last week.
Theta Chi was denied all social
privileges for the entire school year
and may not initiate any new mem
bers into the fraternity until second
emester under the IFC ruling.
The Theta Chi IFC representa
tive approved the latter two ac
tions, but appealed the fine as "ex
cessive," according to Dick Arne
on, IFC president. His appeal,
however, was unsuccessful.
The IFC took action against the
fraternity after several Theta Chi
actives were involved in a pledge
aneak incident last week in which
a pledge was partially disrobed
and enveloped in a mattress cover.
The pledge was then left in the
entrance hall of the sorority.
Action was taken against Theta
Chi under an IFC article in the
constitution which forbids hazing
The 19th annual High School
Band Day will attract 3,715 bands
men in 67 bands Saturday, ac
cording to Donald Lentz, director
f University Band.
Band Day, having originated at
Nebraska, is being carried out by
many other large universities this
year, Lentz said.
The forth coming Issues of
Sports Illustrated will feature
the University's Band Day in
their magazine. A double-p age
colored picture of the band day
in process is shown.
The musicians, who will perform
during half-time at the Syracuse
Nebraska game, will form several
For color, a letter "N" the
Jerry Brownfield, vice-president
of Kosmet Klub and member of
Beta Theta Pi, has been named
master of ceremonies for the 1957
Brownfield is a senior in agri
culture. Tryouts for the fraternity skits
will be held in the respective fra
ternities next Wednesday and
Thursday evenings. Keith Smith,
Alpha Gamma Sigma, is in charge.
In an effort to promote more
competition, only five skits will be
elected and trophies will be
awarded to the top two skits in
stead of the top three. The skits
will be presented Nov. 22 at the
Pershing Memorial Auditorium.
An added feature will be the pre
sentation of the 1957 Nebraska
Sweetheart and Prince Kosmet.
Theta Xi won first place in the
fraternity skits as over 3,000 peo
ple saw Charlene Ferguson and
Don Smidt crowned as 1956 Ne
braska Sweetheart and Prince Kos
met in last year's Fall Revue.
Each house should turn in eight
copies of their script to Bob Smidt,
assistant director, at the Farm
House by Monday noon.
The times for the tryouts
Wednesday night are: Sigma Chi,
7-7:15 p.m.; Delta Tay Delta,
7:25-7:40 p.m.; Sigma Alpha Epsi
lon, 7:50-8:05 p.m.; Sigma Nu,
8:15-8:30 p.m.' Sigma Phi Epsilon,
8:40-8:55 p.m. Kappa Sigma, 9:05
9.20 p.m.; Phi Kappa Psi, 9:40
9:55 p.m. and Gustavson I., 10:05
Thursday night the times will
be: Beta Sigma Psi, 7-7:15 p.m.;
Alpha Tau Omega, 7:25-7:40 p.m.;
Beta Theta Pi, 7:50-8:05 p.m.
Theta Xi, 8:15-8:30 p.m.; Phi Delta
Theta, 8:40-8:55 p.m.; Delta Sig
ma Phi, 9:05-9:20 p.m. and Delta
Upsilon, 9:30-9:45 p.m.
Approximately 800 tickets are
still available for the Nebraska
Missouri football game to be held
Oct. 26 at Columbia. Mo., at the
site of the 1957 unofficial migra
tion. Students should get their tick
ets as soon as possible, accord
ing to A. J. Lewandowski, busi
ness manager of Athletics.
Two journalism majors from
the University have completed a
film story, "You Can Make the
Difference," which will be used
this year for promoting the United
Fund campaign in Lincoln.
Phyllis Bonner, a junior, pre
pared the script and Mrs. Jo Mc
Gurk, a 1957 graduate, took most
of the photographs in the fifteen
minute color slide presentation, ac
cording to Dr. William Hall, di
rector of the School of Journalism.
that tends to reflect discredit upon
college fraternities as a group.
Eldon Linder of York, president
of Theta Chi, said the fraternity
will abide by the IFC decision.
The names of the pledge and ac
tives engaged in the incident were
not released, and Linder said that
the IFC had considered the inci
dent as a group violation by Theta
Chi. Linder said the names of those
involved would not be released.
He said, however, that "if the
University administration wants
more details we'll give them the
information they want." Linder
refused to announce what action
the fraternity planned, if any,
against the individuals involved.
The Theta Chi president said
he felt this was "an internal prob
lem to be handled by the frater
The hazing incident was the cli
max of a pledge sneak during
which the pledges had stolen the
dinner of the active members, and
returned to the fraternity house to
length and breadth of the grid
iron, will be formed. Added to
this, some 300 high-stepping baton
twirlers will ring the field.
The program will include the
playing of the Star Spangled Ban
ner while the card section forms
a shield. Also the bands will form
"N..I.S." to salute the Nebraska
High Schools and youth of Amer
ica. Reassembling, the band will
play "Hosts of Freedom." "Hail
Varsity" and "Dear Old Nebraska
U", the latter two while forming
the letter "N".
Band day will officially open at
9:30 a.m. Saturday as the bands
move out of the Stadium to parade
through downtown Lincoln.
The route will be South on 10th
to O street, east to 14th, north
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Newman Club Schedules
Initiation Banquet Sunday
Initiation banquet for the New
man Club will be held Sunday at
The festivities are scheduled at
the Cornhusker Hotel and initiation
ceremonies will follow the dinner.
Dinner and dancing will be held
in the Georgian Room, according
to Bill Krueger, president of the j
Donna Sawvell, Delta Delta
Delta president, is shown re
ceiving the Panhellenic Scholar
ship Award and Louise K 1 i m a,
Delta Gamma president, receiv
ing the Elsie Ford Piper Achieve
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harass the actives.
One of these pledges was caught,
stripped to his undershorts, wrap'
ped in a mattress cover, and left
at the sorority house.
Linder said that "no indignities
were meant to the sorority," and
that the fraternity had apologized
to the sorority and its house mother
He said the pledge involved was
uninjured and that the fraternity
members had not held any malice
toward him, that he was one of
the most popular fellow in the
fraternity. Theta Chi has 10 pledge
This was the first such action by
the IFC which was given authori
ty to handle the matter when it
was referred to them by the Uni
versity administration for approp
The IFC president, Arneson, said
that the IFC's action would be re
viewed by the dean of student af
fairs, and that a report of the de
cision had been submitted to the
student affairs office Thursday.
to R, west to 12th and north to
the East Stadium. The reviewing
stand will be at the northeast cor
ner of 13th and O streets.
Between 10:30 a.m. and noon,
a mass rehearsal will be held at
the Stadium, followed by a snack
lunch, furnished by the Lincoln
Promotion Council and served by
the University Builders, student
Band Day has grown rapidly
1 since its origination in 1934, the
year John Selleck, retired comp
troller and former chancellor, in
vited 15 community bands to par
ticipate. Each year, city bands
attended until 1939, when Profes
sor Lentz restricted attendances
to high school bands.
During the past 10 years, Band
uays nave swept tne nation in a
wave of popularity with the Ne
braska Band Day being used as
Bands which will perform Sat
South Sioux City
Music for the dance will be pro
vided by the Collegiate Combo.
Rev. R. J. Meyers, Ph.D., will
speak at the banquet.
Tickets may be purchased at
the Newman Club or at the Greek
Houses on campus, according to
ment Award at the Panhell Ban
quet held in the Union ballroom
From left to right our Miss
Sawvell, Mrs. Edith Huey Shel-
ton, chairman Fraternity Edu-
32 No. 20
leistion Noting Ckaimge
By GEORGE MOYER
Student Council, Wednesday
passed a motion by Connie Hurst
recommending that the names of
the Homecoming Queen candidates
be released to the Daily Nebras
kan in time for Friday's publica
tion. Also included in the motion was
a request that voting on Home
coming Queen be changed to a
1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. election. At
the present time the election is
to be held after tonight's pep rally.
Candidates will be announced then,
and voting will proceed from 7
p.m. to 10 p.m.
Jan Schrader, president of Tas-
sals, which has charge of the
coin? "tv. matter
' . .
was presented us pretty late. How
ever, we tooK it up to our ex
ecutive committee, but the elec
tion was all set up."
"We did extend the hours
though. (The first announcement of
the voting plans had the election
for 7:30 to 9:30). People now have
three full hours 7-10 to vote,"
Miss Schrader said.
"We will take more considera
tion of the Council request after
the election. I feel that under the
circumstances we have done our
best to compromise with the re
quest," Miss Schrader concluded.
When asked why the election
was originally planned without the
announcement of the candidates
until the pep rally, Miss Schrader
said, "We thought there would be
less politicing that way."
Georgeann Humphries, Tassal's
treasurer, said, "It's lot more
Homecoming queen candi
dates will be presented., at Friday's
rally by Jan Schrader, Tassal presi
dent according to Bill McQuistin,
Voting will follow the rally from
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Union,
students will need their ID s to
The rally will start at the Muel
ler Tower at B:45 p.m. and will
precede down 16th to R and down
R to the Union, McQuistin said.
The program for the rally con
sists of a skit presented by the
Theta Xi's and Delta Gammas.
Spirit signs are urged but with
out fraternity or sorority names
attached, he said.
Students attending Saturday's
football game with Syracuse
must have their ID cards and
football tickets signed in ink and
available for the checkers, ac
cording to John Kinnier, mem
ber of Innocents.
Students sitting in the northern
section of the stadium are urged
to use the north gate, Kinnier
cation and Standards for Alpha
Phi, Dean Helen Snyder, Miss
Elsie Ford Piper, Miss Klima
and Helen Gourley, Panhellnic
democratic without all that cam
paigning and politics."
"If we do change it so the can
didates are announced for the Fri
day Rag, we hope the council will
let us leave something in about
It's been claimed that getting
the W0I"d around is half the battle
i in nlminicrdriner a rilitaiw Arrron.
And according to Dave Crain,
midshipman executive officer of the
Naval ROTC at the University this
"failure to pass the word" has
wound up in a misunderstanding on
the part of some students regard
ing membership in the Battalion
It was reported to the Daily Ne
braskan by one student in the
naval science program that every
student in the Navy program who
did not pay the membership dues
in the BRC would be "on report."
The constitution of the BRC was
rejected by the Student Council
Judiciary Committee earlier this
semester because it had the regu
lation in it stipulating that each
Naval Science student must pay
the dues. . .
"But," Crain explained, "This
clause was stricken from the con
stitution and it was given back
to the Council for approval."
And John Kinnier, chairman of
the Council Judiciary group stated
that the new constitution, without
the compulsory clause, has been
passed by that group and
awaits approval of the council in
Some Naval ROTC students, ap
parently, did not understand the
meaning of being placed on report,
Crain said. "This just means that
they will come before the execu
tive officer and a discussion of
the midshipman's reasons will fol
low. Under no curcumstances does
it mean that a student will be repri
manded by the Naval ROTC for
A group of University students
have undertaken a drive to im
prove spirit on the campus.
The men, Maury Niebaum, Dick
Gustafson and Gary Frieling, are
attempting to enlist campus-wide
help in their drive. Organizations
contacted include the Residence
Halls for Men and Women as well
as fraternities and sororities.
The group has also asked the
athletic department to co-operate.
As a result, the department is
having over 2,000 pamphlets con
taining Husker songs and yells
printed for Saturday's game. The
pamphlets will be distributed Fri
day by members of the Kappa
Included in the pamphlet will be
songs "Hail Varsity," "Hail Ne
braska,' and "March of the Corn
huskers," which will be sung at
the end of the game this week, ac
cording to Donald Lentz, Husker
Commenting about the student
spirit drive, Athletic Director Bill
Orwig said, "As I told the IFC,
we 'are heartily behind anything
that might build spirit. If the stu
dents will co-operate with leaders
of this thing and get behind it,
I think we will really get some
thing going here."
Yell King Bill McQuistan, when
The Committee on Student Pub
lications by unanimous action has
asked Professor Robert Cranford
to assume the responsibility of ad
visor to Student Publications.
W. C. Harper, Secretary of Com
mittee on Student Publications, said
that Professor Cranford is especial
ly well qualified to assist in this
work, and is sure that students
will find it a pleasure to work
The Committee took this action
when Mr. Ken Miller asked that
he be relieved of his duties as ad
visor to Student Publications.
not having any campaigning.
That's the way the Council runs
their election, and it eliminates a
lot of the politics," Miss Shrader
In other Council business, Fran
failure tc pay the dues in the organ
ization." Crain added that some of the
Battalion Recreation Council mem
bers failed to explain to the classes
they represent that the compulsory
payment of dues clause was strick
en. "They also apparently failed
to explain what "being on report"
meant to the midshipmen." he
' One naval student said that he
felt his future with the Navy would
be jeopardized if he failed to pay
the dues in the organization despite
the striking of the compulsory
clause. "I don't feel they have any
right to intimidate us like that."
the contract student added.
But Crain stated that no intimi
dation was involved in being
placed on report. "We have stu
dents who are 'on report' for ex
cellence in drills," he noted. "This
doesn't mean they will be pun
ished or docked."
One Navy ROTC junior said that
he felt the aims of the Battalion rec
reation program, which sponsors
activities within the Naval ROTC
and published the yearbook, The
Salvo, 49e being harmed by this
understanding that students must
pay or "be in trouble."
Crain stated that he hoped the
explanation of what "being on re
port" meant would clarify the posi
tion of the Naval ROTC in its at
tempt to provide a fine recreation
program for the students. "This is
just a case of failure to get the in
formation around and it appears
to be a simple misinterpretation
of what is otherwise the standard
procedure in Navy ROTC," he
! contacted about the drive, said, "I
think it's the greatest that's been
thought of so far to get some
spirit going here."
McQuistan also announced that
the school song, "There Is No
Place Like Nebraska," will be
sung when the team goes into
its pregame huddle. "Maury found
out that that proved very effec
tive with the basketball team last
year," he said.
Among the things proposed by
the group are yelling contests at
the game. "Almost every house
has some yell of their own which
they can use," N i e b a u m said,
"What we want is to see every
house trying to outyell the other
house at that game." We've al
ready challenged someone to a
"Another thing we'd like to see
are banners hung in front of all
the houses before a home game.
I am sure, with all the enthusi
asm we've met so far, this thing
is going to be a great success."
One of the most effective mo
ments for organized cheering is
15 or 20 minutes before the game
begins, according to Orwig. "Both
teams are on the field and the
effect can be tremendous," he !
Tickets for the 1057 Homecom
ing Dance will go on sale Mon
day and Tuesday, Oct. 21-22, in
the Union lobby ticket booth, ac
cording to Burt Weichenthel, pub
licity chairman of Corn Cobs.
The price of the tickets is $3
After the above dates, tickets
may be purchased from any Tas
sel or Corn Cob.
The University Bridge Club in-1
vites all bridge players, student,
faculty, beginner or advanced to
attend the weekly bridge tourna-
The tournaments are held on f
Friday nights beginning at 7 p.m. I
Friday, October 1 8, 1 957
Gourlay announced that the final
exam committee recommended
that the eight day exam period
problem be turned over to the
calendar committee. Gourlay ex
plained that her committee had
no power to deal with what should
go into the University calendar, an
therefore, the business could be
better handled by the calendar
A motion made last week by
Connie Hurst that would have re
quired that all motions coming
from Council committees be pre
sented a week in advance of vot
ing was killed.
Hurst then announced that the
Chancellor's Roundtable for this
month would not be held. She
urged the Council members to turn
in to her any questions they want
the Chancellor to answer and she
will attempt to arrange a round
table next month.
. The selection of a sophomore
member of the Pub Board was
postponed until next week. Candi
dates for the position are Dave
Godby and Diana Maxwell.
To Pub Board
Charles "Biff" Keyes was se
lected the junior student member
of the Faculty Senate Subcommit
tee on Student Publications by the
Student Council, Wednesday.
Keyes is president of NUCWA,
a Red Cross Committee chairman,
member of YMCA and a member
of Kappa Sigma. He is a pre
med student in Arts and Sciences.
A member of the Pub Board last
year, Keyes thus becomes the sec
ond student member of last year's
Pub Board to retain his position.
Last week the Council re-elected
Pat Coover for the senior position
on the board.
Keyes victory came over a strong
field of candidates. Also running
for the position were Jim Hap.
streith, Judy Douthit and Don Her
man. Herman, former Ag Editor
of the Nebraskan, was nominated
from the Council floor. He had ap
plied earlier, but due to an automo
bile accident, he was unable to
attend his interview.
Twelve students have signed up
for the All University Talent Show
auditions which will be held Oct.
Those signing up for the audi
tions are Frank Gillen, tap dance;
Cliff Soubier, folk songs; Shirley
Chab, coeds trio; Charles Coffin,
vocal solo; Judy Leadabrand, tap
dance; Judy Gardener, ballet
dance. Others are Noel Schoen
rock, Jerry Brown, Mike Brem
er, Mary Jo Christiensen, Jo Ann
Russell and Tom Gensler, who
was last year's winner.
The Talent Show will take place
Nov. 17. Winners will receive tro
phies and will be eligible to par
ticipate in the Big Eight Talent
Show to be held at Kansas Un
versity, Kansas, Iowa State and
The 1957 Hello Girl will be
chosen Saturday at the dance
from 9-12 in the Union Ballroom.
Voting will be from 9-10:15 p.m.
and students will need their stu
dent identification cards to vote.
The candidates for Hello Girl
are Jane Savener, Love Hall;
Jeanne Whitwer, Heppner Hall;
Marge Franke, Love Memorial;
Caroline Boesiger, Piper Hall
and Roberta Switzer, Fedde
Applications will be accepted for
the position of promotional man
ager for the Engineering Execu
tive Board, until Nov. 1, the En
gineering Executive Board an
Applications should be in written
form, stating qualifications and
reasons for wanting the positici.
They should be turned in to Bob
Young, room 6114 Selleck Quad,
Additional information concerning
the position may be obtained by
calling Young at 2-4114.
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