The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 04, 1957, Image 1
See Sports Page 3 Vol. 32 No. 43 Lincoln, Nebraska Wednesday, December 4, 1957 aculih Senate DmrDrovenrieiif Read Editorials Page 2 k t . . .... . : .. ...... .. . ........ It yU. A3 V. - Pifl W-to d ... i? Yl ' XV ,! . i ;, Ji ri J if..., H ( . , p Activity Queen Finalists for the 1957 Activity Queen contest are (left to right) sitting: Rychie Van Ornam, Kar 'Headaches' Overcome In Production Of 'Teahouse Of The August Moon' By DICK SIRTGRUE Editorial Editor What might have been one of the biggest headaches imaginable will doubtless turn into a delight- ful show for the patrons of the University Theatre, Under the direction of Harry Stiver of the Department of Speech and Dramatic Art, the players will present "Teahouse of the August Moon" Dec. 11 through 14. And Stiver promises that the un usual will be quite evident in the John Patrick play which was a ! Broadway success and later made into a movie with Marlon Brando. Along the lines of the unusual which might have turned into head- aches for the director are the jeep ; which will be seen in the fantasy j and the goat "Lady Astor" which is supposed to drink brandy. "The Jeep we're using is really j a Jeepster borrowed from the Auto j Ranch here in Lincoln," Stiver j said. We couldn't use a real Jeep l because they are built too wide ; to get onto the stage." j The Jeepster will present enough ! cf a problem. It is four feet nine Military Ball: Honorary Commandant Voting Slated; Anderson To Renal Queen By SUE HAMMOND Nebraskan Reporter Voting for the Queen of the Mili tary Ball will begin in the Union Thursday at 9 a.m. and close at if 1 UrVv z It J H !- , i Mi? . f f - j "iff 'it ' 1. f i - - A The Carpet Ready Jim Kiely and LaGrande Coady (kneeling, left to right) unroll the red carpet as Judy Whittaker and Robert Baker descend the stairs in preparation for the Grand March which will Finalists en Schuester, and Gretchen Sae ger. Standing: Sue Schnabble and Mary Vrba. This year's queen inches wide. The back stage door at the Howell Theatre is four feet j ten inches wide. "The goat will need some spe cial coaxing, too," the director noted. "She has to climb onto the jeep and drink the 'brandy'. Stiver said that the storage prob lems for the two "props" had piled up. too. The audience will get an Idea of how the technical side of stage work is done. In the last act of the play the villagers have to re- construct the teahouse in three minutes on the stage "The job will give the people viewing the play an idea of what we go through in putting up sets in a short time," Stiver stated "We go through the entire process from the walls to the arches to the cushions decorating the tea- house," he said, Two other very big problems in the production of the play are the wrestling scene and the language which is used by the majority of the cast. The two wrestlers, B e r n i e Skalka and Noel Schoenrock, were i 5 p.m. Voting on the ag campus is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ag Union. The finalists include Miss Army, Reba Kinne; Miss Navy, Nadine Courtesy Sunday Journal Star follow the crowning of the Queen of the Ball. Advanced ROTC stu dents and their dates will join the Grand March to officially open the 1957 Military Ball. the AUF taught Suimo wrestling by the University's wrestling coach, Bill Smith. This way the scene will be as authentic as possible." Stiver said that of the 25 persons in the cast of 20 speak no English. "They talk Okinawan throughout the play." He added that Mrs. Robert Sakai, wife of a Univer sity history professor, has aided e. villagers ta the5r learninS of Okinawan. "Patrick wrote down the Okina wan the way it sounded to him in ttie script," Stiver explained. "Mrs. Sakai has gone through the language in the play and made corrections where they were nec essary Stiver indicated that the players have caueht on verv well and verv rapidly. Foreign students at the Univer sity will serve as hosts during the play, according to Jerry Sellentin, house manager of the theatre. ! We will be serving tea along with coffee at the intermissions, he added- Technical director of the Dlav is Dr. Charles Lown. Calvin, and Miss Air Force, Anne ' Reynolds. j University identification c a r d s ' will be presented at Auction on Dec. 12. will be necessary as well as dance Ralph Marterie and his 20-piece , man of Chi Omega. She was a fi tickets in order to vote. ! orchestra will be the featured at- j nalist for the title of Miss Corn- At 9:30 p.m. Saturday Gov. traction husker in 1956. Victor Anderson will reveal andj crown the Queen of the 1957 Mili-, tary Ball in a modern-day corona- 0 India," "Commonwealth Calyp- Omega, Coed Counselors, Associa tion ceremony. 1 so singers," "Philippine Bamboo ted Women Students, Sigma Alpha For the first time the Military nance "Coeds Trio," and a Lat- Iota and University singers. Ball will be held in the Pershing ! Memorial Auditorium, enabling spectators to view tnis year s regal ceremonies. The backdrop for the royal event : will be a draping of red, white, and blue bunting, with a red car pet extending down the center of the floor. Small tables will sur round the dance floor, each having its own lamp and floral decora tions. To add to the effect of a Holly wood premier, two searchlights will sweep the sky in a salute to the dignitaries, guests, and stu dents. The newly crowned Queen will lead the Grand March, escorted by one of the University's ROTC ca det colonels. Individual introductions of senior ROTC students and their dates will be an added feature to the inter- Airline To Offer Employment Job The United Airlines is offering employment to a woman student at the University, preferrably a sophomore or a junior, according to Frances Vogel, assistant to the Dean of Women. The maximum amount of time to be spent in this employment would be 35 hours a week at a pay ' rate ot $35 a month, Mrs. Vogel said. Students interested in more in formation may contact Mrs. Vogel at Ellen Smith Hall. By l MARGARET : WERTMAN Staff Writer An effort by the University chapter of the American Associa tion of University Professors to bring the workings of the Faculty Senate committees to light for dis cussion and improvements has been made. Charles Patterson, former pres ident of the group; said that the spirit of the committee in under taking the program was com mendable. He added that it wasn't eon cerned . , with criticism only but with finding how the commit tees could op erate more effectively. The report of the commit tee was dis c u s sed at length during Courtsy Lincoln Journal the meeting Patterson of the group Monday -night, but was neither accepted nor reject ed, J. L. Sellers, chairman of the investigation committee, pointed out. Three main committees aca demic privileges, liaison, and pol icy were evaluated by the six member committee. The report included comment on the demotion of Dr. C. Clyde Mitchell as chairman of the Ag ricultural economic department, discussion on maintenance of a real wage scale at the University and a criticism of the workings of the Liaison Committee. Members of the group M. A. Basoco, R. L. Chasson, J. E. Mil ler, Frank Mussell, Robert Mor gan and Sellers stated that they did not wish to disparage the ef forts of any committee or tn e j working of the committee system as a whole. They commented in the report that the systems have inproved the relations of the teach ing staff with the administration, and although it possibly has not succeeded in some phases it must be remembered that it is still in the early stages. System Complete In reviewing the committee sys tem in general, the report said the University's system was one Aliington Elected AAUF President New officers of the University chapter of the American Associa- "n " university nuicwwia wCIC elected at their meeting Monday night. William Aliington of the College of Agriculture was elected presi- nf th crrnim Other new of- i nrnu .k!rmM !of EngHsh department, vice- I i president; Robert Knoll, English ! department, secretary, and Ed- j ward Schmidt, economics depart- i ! ment, treasurer. mission show. Other entertainment wni be presented under the theme "Wp Serve Around the World." RtnnVnt.s will take Dart in five: featured acts. They will be "Dance v;an dance croup. These acts will. portray significant aspects of life m these foreign lands where the armed forces serve. i The finalists and their activities ; 1 u K j UZJ ... ; i , , i " .! 1? , - - ' v-i ; . a i I -Vf ' V . " - . ' -I t i Y u ' i Jf ' 1 I i i ii i 1 1 i-r HMiM..OT-i.i.-raoi.u.' tuii.. , :lH-JL.jM The Corsage Chosen The ever-important corsage for the Military Bail must be chosen with care. Bev Doty, Marty of the most complete and elab - orate that any university had de- vised. It pointed out that the system elicits a laree Dart of the ability and talent of the entire university staff in the formulation of policies and programs for the institution and that it provided for a better co-operation on the parts of all concerned. The report was made in response to a request of the local chapter of the AAUP to report upon the operation of the committee sys tem at the University which has been in operation for the past 10 years .fi'n w, ,wm0,i tn a w nf Action was devoted to a few of the most important committees and called attention to the most significant results in this "some what unique and highly important experiment" in University opera tion. The report in greater detail had the following to say concerning the individual committees inves tigated. Academic Committee The work of the Academic Priv ilege committee was commended by the report for its clearness and thorough investigation. The privilege committee cited two significant cases in its report those of Hemphill and Mitchell. The report vindicated the dismis sal of Hemphill and recommended this reinstatement which was re jected by the administration. The committee a d ded that Mitchell's academic freedom had been infringed and named the ad ministrators who were responsible for the infringement. The AAUP report warned that "if the administration accepts the finding in the report of the Mitchell case, the matter will be Incom plete until there is evidence that measures will have been taken ministrative infringement of aca demic freedom." Liaison Committee The six-member committee com mittee commented that while the Liason Committee has shown inter est in the budget and salaries there is little evidence that it played a constructive role in the matter." In the AAUP report it was stat ed that "For the University to use the fact of inflation in its appeals to the state for more appropria tions to raise its salary funds and then continue the debasement of the real salaries for a part of its staff and at the same time bestow largesse most generously upon those who control the distribution of its payments will not meet with favor by the rank and file of Ne braska taxpayers nor will create the confidence and good will which gives morale to the staff." Any disparity found in the rela tion of salaries in the administra- ii fiplH tn those eiven the Dro- fessors should not only be reported to the administration but to the faculty as well, the report said. "The Liaison committee was lax in its duties of presenting the include : Miss Reynolds is a senior in Teachers College and social chair- Miss Kinne, a junior in Teach- ers College, is a member of Chi Miss Calvin is a junior in the, College of Agriculture, a member j of Alpha Lambda Delta, wewnian i Club and Tassels. She was a final- ist for 19(i7 Homecoming Queen. Courtesy Sunday Journal Star Gardner and Jan Myberg try on a variety of sizes and colors. 1 matter of salaries to the adminls - j (ration and In not calling a meet - I ing of the faculties since 1949," j the report said. It emphasized I U,a' one of he duties of the com- mittce is to call University-wide meetings "to convene the staff : ,or lne consideration of any mat ter involving the general interest of the faculties." Speaking against the AAUP re port and defending the Liaison committee, L. B. Smith, chairman of the Department of Architecture commented that "it is time we should consider how we could De j better teachers and stop being so concerned about how the univer - i sity could be run betten u 'e . Baj.mi(, nri;w , I . b- ...... cn-i-ck uiuic oi-auciiiii; responsi- wunin me Lniversity, or is It a bility ... the people in this state , body to pass upon the usual and are sick of our petly quarrels." j regular and the thoroughly digest Also speaking on the criticism ; ed additions and changes t h at of the Liaison committee, Ray- must come up?" mond Dein, professor of account- The achievements of this com ing, said, "It seems to me that mittee were not clear, the report this report unmercifully fails the said. Roosevelt Reds Top By BOB IRELAND Chief Copy Editor Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt stated Tuesday at a special press confer ence in the Cornhusker Hotel that Russians not only excel in science but in other educational fields as well. "I saw an English exam w-hich was given to Russian youngsters at graduation, and I wondered how many of our young people could have passed it," Mrs. Roosevelt exclaimed. The English examination given by the Russian school required a thorough knowledge of Shake speare's "Hamlet," a complete knowledge of the first part of Goethe's "Faust" and a good deal of Dante, Mrs. Roosevelt said. Importance Not only have Russian scientists been put on the same importance level as politicians and military heros but mathematicians and his torians as well, she said. "Of the course the Russians don't teach the same kind of his tory we do," Mrs. Roosevelt added. The fact that Russia uses her education politically gives them a distinct advantage, Mrs. Roosevelt stated. "Russians aren't getting a broader education than we are," she said. Graduate Work Mrs. Roosevelt estimated th a t there are approximately 200,000 Russian students presently en gaged in graduate work. Russian graduate students who desire training in other countries are not allowed to do so until they have thoroughly mastered the language of that country, Mrs. Roosevelt commented. This is something we should re quire of our graduate students, she added. Foreign Languages In regards to the teaching of foreign languages in our schools today, Mrs. Roosevelt had this to say: "I think that we've taught lan- euaee very badly hildren can't say five words so you can under stand them." By studying more language, his torv and economics Mrs. Roose- veit believes that U.S. students to- jay couid make a definite con- fibution towards world peace "We can't find a solution for the world if we don't know what Magazine Meeting Any students interested in cre tive of business aspects of a literary magazine on campus are invited to attend a meeting Friday at 3 p.m. in Room 313 of the Union, according to Robert Hough, temporary faculty ad- YW Annual Bazaar Set This Week The annual YWCA Christmas Ba zaar will be held today through Thursday at Rosa Bouton Hall from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. according to Pat Tesar, chairman. New to the bazaar program this year will be an international booth. Gifts from Italy, Germany and Austria will include salt and pep per shakers and carved figurines. Other gift items to be sold to university students include: stuffed animals, stuffed pillows, jewelry, hard candy and cookies. A grab bag will be included in the bazaar items. j Liaison committee and will be a 1 terrible burden to it." He added ; that it might make it increasingly difficult to get professors to serva on the committee due to the com ments. Police Report Lacking The AAUP Committee comment ed that it felt that it had only a limited knowledge of the Policy Committee's working practice and achievements since it had not re ported in sufficient detail to give an adequate conception of its work. This question was asked by th committee members In regard to the policy committee: "Is the Pol- i icy Committee a place to iriginate ! . , !,. ..,....u.a- new rpmtnij Declares Education the rest, of the world is like," sh said. Mrs. Roosevelt stated that she believed in federal aid to educa tion. By this Mrs. Roosevelt said she did not mean that the govern ment should dictate curricula. However, she felt that certain ba sic standards should be met. USSR Wares Challenge Free Nations By GEORGE MOVER Copy Editor "Russia is doing a good job of selling its wares (ideology) today and it is up to the great free na tions of the world to meet this Russian challenge," Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt said Tuesday night in a panel discussion held in the Union Ballroom. Mrs. Roosevelt pointed out that we have "much to learn" about presenting our way of life to other nations in an acceptable manner and "we had better get about it." "Russian youth are trained to act as representatives of their way of life and the most important test they take in school is over MarxLst principles. How much do we give our young people the abil ity to express how they feel about the things they believe in?" Mrs. Roosevelt asked. The panel featuring Mrs. Roose velt was sponsored by the Union Talks and Topics Committee and the American Association for the United Nations. Appearing on the panel with Mrs. Roosevelt were Doctor Benjamin Greenberg, pres ident of the Board of Regents, Dick Shugrue, editorial page edi tor of the Daily Nebraskan, and Clark Eickelburger, executive sec retary for the AAUN. Dr. Knute Brody, director of the University extension division act ed as moderator. Mrs. Roosevelt called for a re turn to wartime spirit in order to win the peace. "The things we are trying to achieve may force us to go back to that spirit which we had in winning the last war. Those who think we can have peace with out spending the same amoung of energy it took to win the war are wrong," she said. Recalling some of her experi ences on her recent visit to Rus sia, Mrs. Roosevelt said, "Educa tion begins in Russia 57 days aft er a mother has her child. Since everyone works in Russia, even the women, the mother must re turn to work 57 days after her baby is born. The state takes care of the children while the mother works. Babies are not brought up by the Fruedian method but the Pavlov theory which emphasizes the 'conditioned reflex.' " Mrs. Roosevelt said that the United Nations was the meeting ground of two great ideologies; one slave and the other free. "The United Nations is the place where we meet to show other peo ple what can be done under free dom and under compulsion. We must show we are a people of character and moral virtue," Mrs. Roosevelt stated. Discussing the recent scientific advances by the Soviet Union, Mrs. Roosevelt said, "Sputnik did us a great favor. We went through a period of being afraid of Com munism but we didn't know what it was. We didn't know exactly what we were afriad of and we tended to call almost anything we were uncertain of Communism." "Since Sputnik, however, every one wants to know what Com munism is. We have always been able to meet any challenge when w knew what it was," she concluded.