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. Wednesday, December 1 8, 1 957
Vol. 32 No. 51
Emfi 1211 CXd II
Razing To Begin
Ellea Smith Haft, soon to be
tora down, has bwi ased as a
private home, a fraternity house,
YWCA reception hall, a dormi-
tory and a ballroom. Now hos-
The Ag College Chorus accom
panied by a brass ensemble and
various small groups will be fea
tured at the annual Christmas
Carol Concert, Wednesday at 7:30
p.m. in the Ag Union Gym.
The public is welcome to attend
the event, according to Roger
Wehrbein and Darrel Einspahr,
members of the planning commit
tee. No admission will be charged.
The 70-member chorus is di
rected by William Bush, instructor
of music at the Ag College. The en
tire chorus will sing several selec
tions. to addition, Bush has selected
fromthe chorus a boys octet, girls
double sextet and a mixed octet to
Candle lighters for the event will
be William Spilker, representing
the Innocents Society, and Evonne
Einspahr, rej enting the Mortar
Boards. Each 1le will represent
one year m CL. .st's life.
A change has been announced
In the schedule of final examina
tions this semester by W. G.
Leavltt, head of the mathematics
The listings for Tuesday, Jan
nary EBth are changed as fol
1-3 p.m. All sections of Math.
11, 15, 16, 17, 42, 106, 107.
1-4 p.m. All sections of Math.
1, 14, 18, 115, 116.
Mrs. T. Agnes Simons, 70, in
structor in the Department of Ro
mance Languages . for 40 years,
She graduated from the Univer
sity in 1906 and then took post
graduate work at Columbia Uni
versity, the University of Chicago
and at Middlebury College in Ver
mont. She was a member of Uni
versity Womens Association.
Funeral services will be held at
1 p.m. Thursday at Roberts Mor
tuary. Razing Planned:
By THAN MAXWELL
- Only two buildings stood on the
University campus in 1884. A few
blocks away construction began
on what was to become a Lincoln
This home standing on the cor
ner of 14th and R Streets, has
watched progress bit by bit alter
all of the familiar landmarks. It
has seen the campus creep toward !
it, surround it and finally adopt it.
Progress soon will make one
tnore alteration and what we know
cow as Ellen Smith Hall will join L
University Hall as a campus mem
ory. Its occupants will move next
door and Ellen Smith Hall will
wait its end.
when Frank 1
Sheldon, one of the founders of
the Lincoln street railway system,
watched construction begin on his
$40,000 home in 1888. The physical
plant of the infant University con
sisted of University Hall and a
science building today called
That same year a growing Uni-
versity saw the foundations laid j the fraternity members had al
ter two new buildings Grant ready moved to other quarters
Memorial Hall and Nebraska Hall. for military training, the YWCA
But Ellen Smith, for whom the . had little trouble in getting use
present home of Student Affairs ' of the building.
is named, had been a part of
University life for several years. !
She had been "first" in many
things. She was the first woman in
faculty member nnd the first Regis-1
trar. As Registrar from 1884 to
he the Office of Student Affair
and the Junior division, the old
hall will be wed when the trans,
for of offices to the new Admin-
uest lecturer Criticizes
' Prohibitive' Tuition Costs
By BOB IRELAND
A visiting lecturer on dental an -
atomy stated Tuesday that "pro
hibitive costs in professional edu
cation in the United States exclude
many Drosoective students from
ever entering dental or medical curriculum" to pay their way!wnere all universities were state
colleges." i through school. supported there was absolute free
Dr. Harry Sicher, professor andj 'Tne enormously high require-1 dom of teaching," Dr. Sicher said,
head of the department of anat-,ments in professional schools plus'poi had no right by law to
omy at Loyola University School j the constant addition of new ma-'enter any university building ex-
of Dentistry in Chicago, stated!1""". "-" w : nan -
Delta Tau Delta representatives,
John Moyer and Jack Clark, won
the intercampus bridge tournament
last Saturday in the Union Ball
room. Carol Dahl and Barbara Millnitz
of Kappa Delta finished second.
The first place team was pre
sented with a plaque, and the sec
ond rjlace team was Dresented with t
a deck of cards engraved with the
name of the house.
The Sigma Chi team of Ron
Walker and Rip Van Winkle fin
ished third and the Manatt team
of Jim Hyink and Doug Sieler i
came in fourth.
Forty-four people were entered,
according to Dave Childs, Union
Recreation Commititiee member.
To Present Papers
Three University staff members
have been invited to present papers
at the 124th meeting of the Ameri
can Association for the Advance
ment of Science which will be held
in Indianapolis, Dec. 26-30.
They are: Dr. Esther Anderson,
assistant professor of geography;
Dr. Harold Martin, associate pro
fessor of neurology and psychiatry;
and Dr. James Reinhardt, profes
sor of criminology.
1902 she was also the first woman
to hold an administrative position.
During these same years Ellen
Smith was custodian of the library
and early histories of campus life
indicate that she acted as unof
ficial dean of women as well.
Perhaps Miss Smith took note
of foe transaction in 1892 when
Sheldon sold his four-year-old
home. A founder of the State Na-
tional Ba 1wte Richards, was
His daughter, who enrolled In :
the University in 1901, brought
n-i ifi r( iVitk T Trt ? none i 1 enniol lif
. r sna,irais h '
The brick mansion entered its
next phase in 1915 when a citizens'
committee purchased it. By then!
the camous had soread eastward 1
tn 14th unrl T? Shwhj TW wim. I
mittee rented it to
Alpha Sigma Phi.
World War I brought swift
changes to the building. All over
the nation, the YWCA was main
taining "Hostess Lounges" for
service men. The University chap-j
ter had no place to use as this
I sort of tea room. Since most of
Although the University "did notjis partitioned into small offices.
officially purchase the building up- j In this ballroom too is the "waiting
til 1920, in 1918 the YWCA moved area" where students awaiting Bp-
Amanda Heppner, then dean oi
women, moved her office to the
Courtesy Lincoln Sur
Is t ration Wine h comnlpt. Sm.
story at bottom of pace for the
history of the oldest building on
that "a dramatic lowering in tui -
itdon fees would in a short time raise
! vx academic standards of profes
sional scnoois in the U.S.
Dr. Sicher said that present tui-
tirtn aa in nnftfAcciftnal Virv.e
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"force students to work outside
meu m iuur years, consiaerea
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wim vie ibci inai me stuaent
must have outside employment
greatly "lowers his efficiency,"
Dr. Sicher said.
"At the end of the curriculum
these students are heavily in debt
and are forced out into private
practice. Universities thus lose
sometimes the best material for
for teachers and researchers Sicher
. Dr. Sicher, who was born and
educated in Vienna, stated that
tuition in Austria, before World
War I, was "nominal,
"Any students whose parents Chicago Medical School,
were below a certain income j In the fall of 1942, Dr. Sicher
bracket could apply for one-half j joined the staff at Loyola Univer
or total exemption of fees," Dr. sity. In 1952 he was awarded a
Sicher said. Austrian education is1 honorary Doctor of Science degree
the same now as it was then, he j from there,
added. Dr. Sicher lectured to Univer-
Students in Austria who have I sity dental classes on Monday and
finished high school and who have ' Tuesday.
For Journalism Announced
The new requirements for a pro- j least a twelve-week professional
fessional certificate were internship.
announced in the last J-School
Beat, journalism school publica
tion. The requirements are 1) a grade
point average of six in all journal
ism courses and an over-all grade
point average of five. At least 26
hours must be completed in journ
2) Successful completion of a
research problem (3 credit hours)
in the student's field of journal-
3) Successful completion of at
brick home the next year. Soon
afterward an alumnae group pro
posed Ellen Smith Hall as the
fitting name for the center of
Although by then part dffice
building, Ellen Smith Hall was
still in some respects a home, for
several deans of women lived in
the upstairs apartments from time
Ellen Smith Hall became head-
quarters for not only the YWCA,
but Coed Counselors, AWS and
Panhellenic. Only two years ago
the last of these groups moved
tn T?nsa Tlntttrm Wall
Today the fourth level of Ellen
Smith Hall is dark nd d,.srv!
place which is only occasionally i
shown to curious visitors, it is a
iiimhle of nrnks and r",rani?s w.iHi
a balcony window brightening odd
The third floor is also empty.
There seems to be some daubt j
about the support the floor mignt j
give to heavy objects. What was
once a nursery at the west side
of this floor is dim and dusty
now, but it is hard not to imagine
children peeking through the wide
arcn at tne activity in tne nail-
Downstairs the tile-floored ball
room that once saw festive parties
pointments are often seen gazing '
in curiosity at the unusual interior i
of Ellen Smith Hall.
By GARY KODGERS
The Kosmet Klub appeal for
representation oe the Student
Council, and consequent petitioning
for student support has met with
various opinions, from Council
members, both for and against the
If the Kosmet Klub receives 500
names on the petitions it is circu
lating, the proposal for its seat
on the Council would be automati
cally be placed bn the ballot for
the spring all-University election.
accord uig to Helen Gouriay, Coun
cil president. ,
Morgan Holmes, Kosmet Klub
president, said Tuesday that KK
effects the University as much as
many other organizations, and pos
sibly could use a representative.
Holmes cited the Kosmet Klub
Fall Review which drew 2400 peo
ple which, he said shows the group
is fairly representative of the Uni-
i passed a standard comprehensive
examination are automatically el
igible for college entrance. Dr.
From my own experiences be-
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mre me irst worn war
j count .under .hwliii mnnnrv-hv
:eent jf tnev -rere called bv the
president," he stated
"Despite the existing aristocracy
there was an enormous increase in
the esteem of professors," Dr.
Sicher commented. "Professors
had tremendous social standing,"
Dr. Sicher is also a visiting
lecturer at the University of North
western and visiting professor a.
the University of Puerto Rico.
He graduated from the Univer
sity of Vienna in 1913 and came to
the United States in 1939 as as
sociate professor of anatomy at
This year's freshmen are the
first journalism students who have
to fulfill these requirements for
the professional certificate.
Other journalism students may
switch to these new requirements
for a certificate or fulfill the old
requirements. Most students have
switched to this new requirement,
Dr. William Hall, director of the
School of Journalism, said.
The old requirement for obtain
! ing a professional certificate is 20
of sciences, six hours of symbolic
reasoning, 50 hours of social stud
ies, 28 hours of professional stud
ies, foi:r hours of ROTC or physi
cal education and 18 hours of free
A new schedule for registering
checks by Korean veterans will
begin this month alphabetically by
The schedule is: A through G
sign on the fifth and sixth work
ing day of the month. H through N
sign jm the third and fourth work
ing day of the month.
0 through Z sign on the first and
secona wanting aay oi tne montn.
The are approximately 1,550
Korean veterans on the campus
plus uisauiea veterans, accord
ing to the Veterans office.
After the first of the year, the
office will be located at the north
end of the fourth floor in the new
Administration building between
"R" and "S" streets on 14th.
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lO HOlCl 891 1
The Cosmopolitan Club will bold
a meeting Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
in Parlor A in the Union, accord
ing to the executive committee.
One member of each nationality
is requested to attend this meeting,
since the club will discuss plans for
their smorgasboard to be held
I Feb. S, the committee stalled.
versity. He said that the Kosmet
Klub definitely is not a select
group; it is open to anyone who is
willing to try out for it.
Miss Gourlay said the proposal
I would then have to receive a sim
ple majority, with at least 30 per
I cent of the student body voting
in the election. She said the Coun
! cil amendment would then have
j to be referred to the Office of
Student Affairs. The amendment
would then have to be approved
by the Faculty Senate.
Ken Freed, Council representa
tive from Business Administration
College, told the Daily Nebraskan,
! '"I think the petition is a good
! thing. I think that Kosmet Klub
i should have a representative since
it is a strong, influencial organiza
tion and is very beneficial for the
"Every organization," Freed
continued, "should be considered
on its individual merits, and if
they deserve it, they should be
given a voice on the Council. The
contention that more groups on
the Student Council will weaken it
is not necessarily true."
Fran Gourlay, Teachers College
representative said she did not
think Kosmet Klub was representa
tive of a large enough number
of students to merit a seat on the
Council, Miss Gojrlay said, "It is,
like many other organizations, rep
resented indirectly on the Council
Tribunal Charter Today
The Student Council Tribunal
Committee plans to submit an
amended Tribunal Charter at the
regular meeting of the Student
Council today, according to Dave
Keene, committee chairman.
Keene emphasized the import
ance of an early Council approval,
stating that there are many steps
that the Charter must go through
before the Tribunal is actually put
The following are set forth as
the steps the charter must go
through before final enactment:
1) amendment of the Charter
by the Tribunal committee.
2) approval of the Student Coun-
For Rag Paid
Applications for second semester
paid staff positions on the Daily
Nebraskan are available at the of
fice of the Daily Nebraskan ad
visor, Dr. Robert Cranford, said
All applications are due Jan. 7.
Interviews are scheduled the last
class week of the first semester.
Staff positions are those of ed
itor, editorial page editor, manag-
!in editor, news editor, business
! manager, three assistant manag-
To Hold Services
The Ae YMCA-YWCA will hold
Ag Campus Christmas Meditations
each morning this week from 7
7:35 a.m. at the Ag Student Cen
ter, 35th and Holdrege, according
to Gary Kilday, chairman of the
Everyone may attend the serv
ices. The service of meditation is
based on "five components neces
sary for one to know the true
meaning of Christmas. They are
Faith, Hope, Humility and Love,
Obedience and Sharing.
Speakers who will talk on the
five components include: Rev.
Robert Gordon, pastor at the
Ag Student Center;- Dr. Gustave
Ferre, dean of the Cotner School
of Religion; Barbara Bruensbach,
University student; Dick Turner,
Wesleyan student; and Reverend
Alvin Peterson, pastor of the Lu
theran Student Association.
Ag-Home Ec Club
Plans Yule Party
The Ag-Home Ec Journalism
Club will hold a meeting and
Christmns party 7:15 Wednesday ft
Sara Alexander's home, 1433 North
Guest speaker for the evening
will be Tom Hickey, Lincoln Ad
Club, who will discuss the oppor
tunities in the field of advertising.
All students interested in Ag or
Home EC journalism as a major
are urged to attend, according to
Mel Henning, program chairman.
Those attending should bring a
small gift for the Christmas exchange.
and I feel that this enough.
Arts and Science representative,
Bob Ireland, gave the following
comment: "Due to Kosmet Klub's
importance in campus activities
and the fact that many issues vital
to the organization are discussed
in Student Council meetings, I feel
that the Klub is entitled to a rep
resentative." Helen Gourlay, did not think the
Kosmet KLib should have repre-
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weir views inrouga wieir college
The Council president said that
also there is almost always a
member of the student Council who
is also a member of Kosmet Klub
and could speak for the group.
She said that she thought the
students should take into consid
eration the fact that the framers
of the constitution left Kosmet
Klub out of the Council in the
She said the factors that caused
the Kosmet Klub to be left out
then might have some bearing
Miss Gourlay said when the
present Student Council constitu
tion was drawn up, the drafters
deliberated for three years on it.
They had very definite reasons for
alloting membership in Ihe way
Kosmet Klub at his time was
excluded from membership. One
of the advisors of the Student
cil as recommended or in an
3) approval by the student body
in an all-University election.
4) approval by Dean J. P. Col
bert as chairman of Faculty Com
mittee on Student Affairs.
5) approval by the Faculty Sen
ate at large.
6) The Student Council will then
select seven student judges and
the administration will select two
faculty judges as is set forth in
the Tribunal Charter.
7) The Tribunal will then set
forth its order of procedure.
Keene said that if at any one
of these stages the Charter should
fail to be accepted it would neces
sitate re-examination by the Tri
bunal Committee and would then
have to go through the whole pro
On thing Keene pointed out was
that there would be no all-University
election until the spring. Since
this would be too late to get the
Tribunal set up for next fall, the
Tribunal Committee is now con
sidering the possibility of students
voting on the Charter at the time
of regulation for second semester
Ag YWCA will meet at the Ag
Union Tuesday night at 7 p.m. to
present a Christmas Carol sing at
the children's Orthopedic Hospital,
according to Betty Coudor, Presi
dent. NU Debaters:
Br BOB WIRZ
Despite their worst showing of
the year last week in the Winfield
i Speech Tournament, the University
I debate teams are still among the
I most successful competitors from
j the Lincoln campus.
I Until the Winfield episode the
j squad had lost only nine times in
j 57 debates, according to Donald
Olson, assistant professor of
speech. This was a record 85 per
cent mark and the normal trend
is 68 to 80 per cent.
Ten teams have participated in
j the tournaments and each squad
i has had at least four debates.
! "Debate is a laboratory provid
ing training for advanced speech
; training." said Olson. However, it
j is possible to get credit for work
in debate. Four credits may be
! picked up in it over a four year
Eeach student in debate is ex
pected to have one practice debate
a week with a regular partner.
The remaining time is spent en
tirely on working as much as one
feels necessary: Gathering mater
ials in the library takes up much of
a debaters time.
Any student may try out for de
bate if they so desire. HDwever, the
only tryouts for a season are held
in the fall. The season runs until
February or March.
Members of the squads of past
years have come from all depart
ments of the University.' Agricul
ture college, arts and science,
teachers ' and all others have had
members on the debate team.
Although anyone may try out for
the squad, the debate team is quite
interested in the type of person
that they get.
Council at that time has consented
to attend a Council meeting, and
give a summary of the reasons
as to why Kosmet Klub was exclcir
ed from Council membership.
Miss Gourlay added, "to my
. knowledge the active chapter of
Kosmet Klub has no independent
members." Theref.ve, Miss Gour
lay said, I dont think they rep
resent a cross section of the mal
students, Greeks and independents,
Some Council members contact
ed refused to comment on the pro
Second semester registration for
all students will begin Jan. IS and
continue the 14, 15, and 16, accord
ing to Mrs. Leroy Laase, th as
Students are urged to see their
advisors before these dates. Sru
dents will pull cards according to
the number of hours they have;
earned the previous semester.
j Beginning at 9 a.m. Jan. IS,
' seniors will be the first to puH
their cards. A definite schedule of
hours will be annuonced the week
before registration, Mrs. Laase
The dates approved by the Stu
dent Council for the payment of
fees are Jan. 24, 27, and 28.
The payment of fees and th
pulling of cards will take place on
the second floor, drill hall, of th
Military and Naval Science BuM
ing. Meeting Cancelled
The Physics CoDoqnim sched
uled Thursday has beea can
celled. Prof. Gordon Gallup, who
had been scheduled to speak will
speak on Feb. 13 instead.
Red Cross Unit
The Red Cross college unit will
hold its annual Christmas visita
tion this evening.
Red Cross members and workers
will meet in front of Selleck Quad-
! r angle at 6:45 p.m. Cars will leave
from there to take the students to
visit the various institutions.
Some of the workers will carol
j to the patients at Vetreans' and
Orthepedic Hospitals. Others will
s decorate State Hospital and Marsh
: and Clark Homes, "two old peoples
! homes in the city.
Following the caroling and deco
rating, the workers will return to
the Union for refreshments.
Last year two Phi Beta Kappe't
were on the team. Also, top grad
uating class members and Ful
bright Scholarship winners have
been members of the teams of past
years. Most student? possess good
Besides regular debate, there aro
other activites on the same line
that members participate in regu
larly. Discussion, oratory, interpre
tive reading and extemporary
speaking are many times held is
relation with debate contests. As
sistant professor of Speech and
Dramatic Art, Bruce Kendall,
handles this portion of the work.
Other activites of the squad are
a high school clinic held annually
to help the young debaters in learn
ing how to analyze a debate prob
lem. The debate squad also hold
about 12 audience debates a year.
The group is willing to do this for
any organization and on any rea
sonable subject with two weeks
Each debate student also has a
heavy load of other subjects so
they are usually not taken to mor
than three debates a semester.
This doesn't call for them missing
Outside of the possible four cred
its the main merit gained from de
bate is self pride. What students
accomplish is done just on deter
mination. Olson is an old hand at having top
debate units. He has held the reins
at Nebraska since 1945. Before this
season his record was a long and
successful one. Olson came to Ne
braska after coaching -debate in
Wisconsin high schools for some 17
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