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Thompson To Retire
C. Y. Thompson. University Re
gent, said Wednesday that he does
not plan to seek re-election next
The 82-year-old Regent has en
dorsed the candidacy of Pliny
Moodie, West Point attorney, who
has filed for election in the Third
Thompson, at the end of his cur
rent term in Jan. 1959, will have
served on the board continuously
for 24 years. He first was elected
to the district seat in 1934, taking
office in Jan., 1935.
This would tie the record set
by Stanley Long, a Regent from
He said that he believed it is
time for a younger person to take
Over his job.
He said Moodie is president of
Courtesy Lincoln Journal
The opening of "Teahouse of the
August Moon," University Thea
tre's second production of th e
year, will be featured by the pres
entation of "The First Annual
Grubby Old Goat Award," accord
ing to Steve Schultz, Masquer's
The award was inspired by pe
culiar casting problems met by
the director of "Teahouse," Harry
Stiver. Stiver and his crew had
to find a goat female and named
Lady Astor for an appearance in
the show. Having solved that prob
lem they decided to begin a search
for the Lady's male, human coun
terpart. That search will be ended with
the crowning of the "Grubby Old
Goa' of 1958," also kn o w n as
According to Schultz, 1 e tte r s
have gone out to all the organized
men's houses on campus asking
them to nominate one of their
members for this singular honor.
All candidates will be on view in
the Howell Theatre lobby on open
ing night, and the audience will
vote for its favorite, who will be
crowned at intermission.
"We're hoping for a large re
sponse to this contest; we've had
f. n just thinking about it so far,
and we think the contestants
should have even more fun plan
ning campaigns to prove them
selves worthy of this treasured
award," said C. T. "Skip" Weath
erford in an uncopyrighted inter
view sometime last week. "The
trophy isn't chosen yet," he said.
"We may just give a bar of soap
and a backscratcher."
Applications for AUF Board
members, and assistant board
members, open Thursday and
are due December 12.
Those picking up applications
hould sign up for an intervew
tme for December 14.
Applcations may be picked up
In the Al'F office and are to be
Anyone interested in applying
Is encouraged to do to, says
president Art Weaver.
New R0K Director To Install Motivation Program
By LYMAV CASS
Colonel Vernon Rawie, the new
head of the ROTC department, said
in an interview, "I have never
served with anything but the first
team and I plan to make this Army
ROTC unit the first in the nation."
In order to make this unit first,
the- Colonel said he planned on
installing a program of increased
motivation. This program of in
creased motivation will include;
Instilling more individual and
group ROTC pride, more competi
tion between members of the Ne
braska unit and also with other
units, and giving more and better
rewards for good work.
Colonel Rawie said that be and
Mrs. Rawie were very impressed
with the cleanliness and the
friendliness of Lincoln. He added
that he felt honored to be assigned
Colonel Rawie is 41 years old and
was born in Quincy, 111. He attend
ed the University of Illinois where
he majored in forestry and con
servation. While there he played
basketball and baseball and was
the cadet major of the ROTC unit.
He entered the Army during the
summer of 1939 and was commis-
the West Point school Board and
i very interested in education.
Moodie, a 1938 graduate of the
University Law College, is a mem
ber of Delta Upsilon and Phi Delta
Phi. His wife is also a graduate
of the University.
Thompson graduated from the
Law College in 1897 but turned
to farming after practicing law for
When he returned to the Uni
versity in 1900 for an agricultural
short course, the Agricultural Col
lege campus had one brick build
ing, he said.
, "I think we've developed a
mighty fine university," Thompson
declared. "I'm proud to have
played a part."
Thompson also has been vice
president of the Nebraska Hall of
Agricultural Achievement, presi
dent and vice president of the
Regents and president of the Ne
braska Chemurgy Council.
He was president of the Nebras
ka Farm Bureau for 20 years and
has headed the Producers Live
stock Marketing Assn. of Omaha,
Nebraska Crop Growers Assn., Ne
braska Hampshire Breeders Assn.,
Cuming County Farmers Institute,
Cuming County Fair Assn., and
West Point Commercial club.
The University alums are doing
a fine job of boosting the athletic
department at the school in spile
of the poor footbali record this
Another Touchdown Club chap
ter has been founded with Dick
Reid at the helm in David City,
Nebraska. Others among the or
ganizers were Dr. N. W, Lanspa,
Jerry Okrina, Dick Eberly and Dr.
J. M. Lanspa.
Another fine example of alum
support comes from William Cosh
of Omaha who has recorded the
same four University of Nebraska
football tickets which he has held
since the stadium was opened, 51
years ago. Mr. Cosh commented,
"We have never yet felt that Ne
braska was not entitled to full sup
port of the fans.
Alpha Lamda Delta, freshman
women's honorary, initiated five
new members Wednesday night.
The new initiates are Nancy
Laymon, sophomore in Teachers;
Ericka Starch, sophomore l n
Teachers; Mari Watts, sophomore
in Teachers; and Judy Douglas,
sophomore in Arts and Sciences.
These girls achieved the necessary
7.5 average during the second se
mester of their freshmen year.
Also initiated at this time was
Miss Elizabeth Leonard, faculty
member of the English depart
ment, who will serve as faculty
advisor for Alpha Lamda Delta
Carolyn Novotny, junior in
Teachers, has been selected as
junior advisor and Evonne Eins
pahr, senior in agriculture, was
chosen senior advisor.
The guest speaker for the eve
ning was Mrs. Blore, a faculty
member in the animal pathology
department. Mrs. Blore, a former
member of Phi Beta Kappa and
Sigma Xi honoraries, explained
the requirements for initiation in
to these fraternities.
Puerto Rico, the land of per
petual spring, will be the subject
of the Audubon Screen Tour at 4
p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday at Love
Fran Hall will be the lecturer.
W$ A 7
courtew Lincoln sur
sioned as a second lieutenant in
the 3rd Field Artillery in Sep
tember. When the war started he went
overseas to England as a Captain
in the field artillery. He first saw
action in 1942 in the French Mo-
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Vol. 32 No. 44
Military Ball Events
8:30-9:20 p.m. dance.
.9:20-9:30 p.m. intermission, entertainment by a group of Calypso
singers and an Indian dancer.
9:30-10:30 p.m. televised program including introduction of honored
guests, crowning of Queen by Gov. Victor Anderson, the grand march.
10:10-11 p.m. resumed dancing.
11-11:30 p.m. intermission, entertainment by Coed's Trio, Phillipian
dancer, Calypso singers and Lativan entertainers.
11:30-12:30 p.m. resumed dancing.
AUF Ballot Names
John Glynn, a junior in Arts and
Sciences, Thursday night was
elected president of the All Univer
sity Fund, succeeding Art Weaver.
Other new officers are Donna
ior in Teach
s u c c e e d ing
as vice presi
dent in charge
of s o li c i
Zschau, a jun
ior in Arts and
Buck as vice
president in charge of publications;
Nan Carlson, a junior in Teachers
College, succeeding Mary Huston
as secretary; and Larry Romjue,
a sophomore in Business Adminis
tration, succeeding John Glynn as
Glynn is a member of Kosmet
Klub, secretary of the IFC, past
treasurer of AUF and a member
of Beta Theta Pi. v
Miss Seriven is chairman of par
ties and conventions for the Build
ers Board, past chairman of soror
ities for AUF and a member of
The Union Sunday night movie
will be "Blackboard Jungle" star
ring Glenn Ford, Anne Francis and
Louis Calhern, according to John
West, film committee chairman.
The movie will begin at 7:30
p.m. in the Union ballroom.
The movie is based on the best
selling novel by Evan Hunter. The
story is about a young teacher
whose career, marriage and very
life are threatened by teen-age
gangsters who make a mockery
of his classroom in a city vocation
Preceding the movie will be Tom
and Jerry cartoons in technicolor.
Admission is free with identifca-
The annual YWCA Christmas
Bazaar will be held next week,
Monday through Thursday, at
Rosa Bouton Hall from 3-6, and
7-9 p.m., according to Pat Tezar,
New to the bazaar program this
year will be an inter-national
booth. Gifts from Italy, Germany
and Austria will include salt and
pepper shakers and carved fig
urines. 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
iuir on o ry no i m nM-t Art V a 1 o4- Tn
fantry Division landed at Oran,
Alrrarion n a m r a J rrr Via woe rri iran a
battlefield commission of major.
Then during the Tunisian cam
paign, when the American and
British armies drove the famous
Field Marshal Rommel out of
North Africa he was captured and
was a prisoner of war for a few
days until the Germans were
crushed at Tunis in 1943.
From July to August 1943, Colo
nel Rawie fought with the Ameri
can Army in Siciliy during the Si
After this campaign he returned
to England with the 1st Infantry Di
vision to train for the Normandy
invasion. There he was assigned
to the 7th Field Artillery Bat
talion which he later led ashore
at Omaha Beach during the inva
His unit then advanced with the
Americans through France. Later
it was engaged in the Battle of
the Bulge and finally ended up in
Czechoslovakia at the end of the
After the war he held various
Miss Zschau is a member of
Builders Board, vice president of
Orchesis, a member of Theta Sig
ma Pi and Gamma Alpha Chi
honoraries and rush chairman of
Kappa Alpha Theta.
Miss Carlson is a member of
AWS Board, a past board mem
ber of Builders and past rush
chairman of Kappa Kappa Gam
ma. Romjue is a Kosmet Klub work
er, a member of IFC and a mem
ber of Beta Theta Pi.
Glynn stated that, "We plan to
follow former policies and we hope
for more support from the inde
pendents and the faculty."
Saturday, the night of the
Military Ball, will be a 2 o'clock
night, according to Sara Hubka,
president of AWS.
No overnights can be taken on
this night and special permission
from your housemother is need
ed in order to go home, added
If an overnight is necessary in
case of an emergency, D ea n
Snyder must be contacted.
Carols from various lands will
highlight the traditional Christmas
Concert of the University Singers
directed by David Foltz, Sunday
at 3 p.m. in the Union ballroom.
Admission to the 3 and 4:30
p.m. programs will be by ticket elude: Jubilo for Christinas, by
only, which may be obtained freejSnaw! 0 Magnum Mysterium, by
of charge from the Student Union !da Vittoria; The Virgin's Cradle
main office. The public is invited
A highlight of the concert will
be late American carols, four
scripture-derived poems written by
the Rev. James Stilwell of St.
Matthew's Episcopal Church, Lin
coln, and set to music by Robert
Beadell, assistant proies or of mu
sic. The original composition in
cludes these titles: So Great the
Light, Sing Ye Shepherds, Jesus
Christ is Born Today, and Cher
ubs Now Your Voices Raise.
Instrumental bridges during the
concert will be by a brass en
semble, directed by Jack Snider,
assistant professor of music, and
organ music, played by Myron J.
Roberts, associate professor of or
gan. Members of the Singers, a sym
phonic concert choir, are selected
for musicianship, potential voice j
blend, intelligence, and alertness
December 13 is the deadline
to have Comhusker pictures
taken. The pictures must be
taken at the Edholm-Blomgren
Studio, 318 So. 12. S t u d e n ts
should call the Cornhusker of
fice for their appointments.
peacetime military jobs and was
again called to battle in the Ko
rean action. In Korea he served
as commander of the 38th Field
Artillery Battalion which saw ac
tion in three campaigns. He was
assigned in July 1955, to the 18th
Field Artillery Group at Ans
bach, Germany where he re
mained until he was assigned to
the University of Nebraska in
September of this year. He re
ceived a Certificate of Achieve
ment from General Bruce Clarke,
Commander of the 7th Army, for
his meritorious service while com
manding the 18th Field Artillery
During his military career he
has won four awards for bravery:
The Silver Star for bravery in
the Tunisian Campaign, The
Bronze Star for bravery in the
Sicilian landing, an Oak Leaf
Cluster for the Bronze Star, for
bravery at Normandy, a second
Oak Leaf Cluster for the Bronze
Star, for bravery in the Battle of
the Bulge, and the Legion of Merit
for meritorious service in Korea.
Colonel Rawie has been married
for 17 years and has two children;
Ken, 11, and Mary, 9. ,
The 1957-58 Social Season at the
University will officially open Sat
urday with the 1957 Military Ball.
The Ball will begin at 8 p.m. in
the new Pershing Memorial Audi
torium to the music of Ralph
Marterie and his orchestra. The
Band won top honors as the most
popular dance band in America's
colleges in a 1955 poll.
Besides the band there will be
five featured acts during intermis
sion. The program is entitled
"Around the World" and includes
"Dance of India," "Commonwealth
Calypso Singers," Phillipine Bam
boo Dance," Coed's Trio and a
Latvian dance group.
The main attraction of the Ball
will be the crowning of the Hon
orary Commandant by Governor
Victor Anderson at 9:30 p.m.
Finalists for the title are Miss
Army, Rebe Kinne; Miss Navy,
Nadine Calvin, and Miss Air Force,
The newly-crowned Queen will
lead the Grand March, escorted
by one of the University's ROTC
Individual introductions of senior
ROTC students and their dates
will be an added feature to the
The election of the Honorary
Commandant was held Thursday
in the Union by all students who
plan to attend the dance.
The backdrop for the crowning
of the queen will feature a draping
of red, white and blue bunting,
with a red carpet extending down
the center of the floor.
KNUS will broadcast the high
lights of the Ball throughout the
evening while Channel 10 plans to
telecast between 9:30 and 10:30
p.m. This will give parents an op-
Dr. Foltz, said the choir
built on a system of matched,
mixed quartets, each blended
within itself, and all quartets
voiced to each other."
Other concert numbers will in-
1 Hymn, by Rubbra; Bethlehem, by
Dickinson; The Sleep of the Child
' ,esus' Lby Gevaert: Fum, Fum,
! Fum' by Shaw-Parker; The Three
Kings, by Willan; and The Shep
herds Story, by Dickinson.
Eight University students in the
College of Arts and Sciences were
revealed Thursday as first-semester
pledges of Phi Beta Kappa,
national honorary scholastic so
ciety. The students are Patricia Bing
ham, Beverly Buck, Nancy Coo
ver, Sharon Hocker. Gretchen
Paul, Arthur Weaver, Richard An-
drews and Williar Marten
They were hoh. ed at a dinner
in the Union. Guest speaker Dr.
Edward Stimson, minister of the
Dundee Presbyterian Church in
Omaha, spoke on the topic "Why
Escape From History."
Requirements for membership
in the honorary are at least a 7.5
grade average and completion of
basic requirements in the College
of Arts and Sciences.
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Members of Union committees
decorate the Ballroom in prep-
aratlon for the Union Christmas
portunity to witness a University
Small tables will surround the
dance floor this year and two
searchlights in front of the audi
torium will be a salute to those
arriving for the dance.
Ernest Liebmann, assistant
chairman, reported that ticket
sales are going well. Tickets,
priced at $3.50 are now on sale
in each of the organized houses,
the Union, Ag Union and several
Some of the recordings that
Marterie has made famous are
"Caravan," "Crazy, Man, Crazy,"
"Skokiann" and "Pretend." Each
sold over a half million copies.
Marterie began playing the
trumpet professionally at the age
of 14 when Danny Russo hired
him for his Oriole Orchestra.
His record career began in 1949
Mrs. Roosevelt Outlines
Challenges For Students
Three challenges to obtain .U.S. to make the world free. If
knowledge, to sell democracy and Communism spreads, the world
to promote peace-were given towi11 Sradually become slave, she
University students by Mrs. Elea- i commcn,;ed
nor Roosevelt. 11 ls not enough that we be a
Snwn. ot , ! mil'tary power, or an economic
tion Wednesday, the" former "first
lady" charged students to prepare,
to learn and talk over what they've
t ,u t t j rii i
In order for the United States
to display its democracy effective
ly in the United Nations, we must
" rrrr T.r :
utiitnc ill it,, auu ildVC ICLU CUH-
victions about what we believe.
The youth of today must be ed
ucated to understand the basis of
democracy in such a way that
when they go out into the world
their words and actions alike will
tell the story of democracy. Mrs. ' u&eve ug
Roosevelt said that in Russia the: '
student concentrates on Commu-
i nism to the extent that his every i
i minute action reflects it. Ameri-1
cans must also learn how to better j
j express themselves and their be- j
i iefs- i
j he said the United States is now j
j faced with the challenge of un-
j derstanding the problems of thd
I other countries of the world
j We must also learn about Rus-
sia, because it is necessary, she
j believes, to know one's adversary.
Up until now, we have been too
busy to look at others.
One must use what he h a s
learned in order to live in the
world of today and to enable the
United Air Lines
The United Air Lines is offering
employment to a woman student
at th University, preferably a
sophomore or junior, according to
i ranees Vogel, assistant to the
Dean of Women.
The purpose of this employment
would be to interest women stu
dents in becoming stewardesses
with United Air Lines after grad
uation. The maximum amount of time
to be spent in this employment
would be 35 hours a month at a
pay rate of $35 a month, Mrs. Vo
gel said. Qualifications for em
ployment include good personality,
nice appearance, active on campus,
good scholastic standing and in
terest in future stewardess work.
Students interested in more in
formation may contact Mrs. Vogel
at Ellen Smith Hall.
party, Dec. 10. The party
will begin at 8 p.m. and will
r Jit XX
Friday, December 6, 1957
when he was leader of the featured
ABC network orchestra. Then Mer
cury records was seeking a band
with a fresh slant.
After Art Talmadge, vice presi
dent of Mercury, heard some re
cordings that Marterie had cut
with the studio crew, he signed
However, it was late 1952 and
early 1953 before the band "broke
Students working on the various
Program, Robert Baker, Ken
neth Peterson and V. V. Berniklau;
Publicity, Phillip Stephens, James
O'Halloran and David Crane; Dec
orations, William Bosking, Robert
Aden and Robert Coruzzi; Elec
tions, Sherman Nefsky, Roger
Wichman and Charles Thompson
and Tickets, Robert Krasne, Gor
don Anderson and Michael Levin.
I power we must also demonstrate
that we are a people' of character
and of spiritual power,
i In spreading democracy, the
peace of the world must be won.
Tha .,. .cci. t j .
uuunnj a cruuiis luwara win
ning a peace compares poorly with
the all-out effort the U.S. makes
; to wn a war. she said.
It is necessary, Mrs. Roosevelt
commented, to work harder and
longer for peace than we ever
worked for war. Perhaps we need
'1 deling f ni y
!? h.ad he" we ZeTe trg to
"Ye Olde Yule Party," the Union
j Christmas party, will be held 09
! Dec. 11 from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at tht
j Union, according to Jim Roman,
I The annual party offers a wide
.assortment of entertainment,
I which includes: in the Roundup
j Room, the Coed Trio and Dave
Meisenholder at the organ, free
refreshments; in Parlors A, B and
C, bingo with free prizes; in the
Faculty Lounge, Chirstmas mov
ies; in the Ballroom, Ruth Cole
man and her Swinging Sweet
hearts, a female quintet; in the
Main Lounge, from 9-10 the Sym
phonia will play and the Chorus
will sing carols.
Scheduled Dec. 10
Company A-2 of the National So
ciety of Pershing Rifles will hold a
smoker for basic ROTC students
on Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Union
Parlors A, B and C.
The smoker will give all sopho
mores and freshmen a picture of
what Pershing Rifles does.
At the present time, a trip to
Washington, D. C. and Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, for drill meets and a
spring field problem at Ashland,
Neb., are being planned. On the
social side, various parties and a
dinner dance are scheduled.
Refreshments will be served.
feature bingo, carollr.g
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