The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 04, 1957, Image 1

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Vol. 32 No. 43
Lincoln, Nebraska
Wednesday, December 4, 1957
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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'
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
Nebraskan Reporter
Voting for the Queen of the Mili
tary Ball will begin in the Union
Thursday at 9 a.m. and close at
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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
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
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
"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
Stiver indicated that the players
have caueht on verv well and verv
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
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
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
Students interested in more in
formation may contact Mrs. Vogel
at Ellen Smith Hall.
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
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
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
William Aliington of the College
of Agriculture was elected presi-
nf th crrnim Other new of-
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!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
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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-
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
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
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Action was devoted to a few of
the most important
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
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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.
Reds Top
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
"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
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.
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
The fact that Russia uses her
education politically gives them a
distinct advantage, Mrs. Roosevelt
"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
Foreign Languages
In regards to the teaching of
foreign languages in our schools
today, Mrs. Roosevelt had this to
"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
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
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
This question was asked by th
committee members In regard to
the policy committee: "Is the Pol-
i icy Committee a place to iriginate
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the rest, of the world is like," sh
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
Free Nations
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"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.