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University Fraternities Divided On Scholarship Outcome
The results of an intra-fraternity
poll indicate that an estimated 214
pledges will be activated into
their respective houses this se
mester. Survey results also indi
cated that 12 fraternities were un
happy with the academic levels
attained by their pledges.
Eleven fraternities expressed ap
proval of the grade average turned
in by their actives-to-be.
Sixteen fraternities stated that
they were not in favor of lowering
the present 5.0 initiation require
ments to 4.5 while sis houses ex
pressed approval of this move.
Ron Walker, Sigma Chi presi
dent, commented that this year's
fraternity freshman avercg-hould
FEB 11 1958
Vol. 32, No. 63
Henzlik Gives Ideals
Of U.S. Teaching
Dean Gills For Personal Development
Not As Robots, IVot As Slaves
Frank Henzlik, dean of the Uni-1 is a challenge to the best brains
versitv' Tparhprs rv!W warned in the nation and the world.
- . ----- o
Monday night that America must
not be provoked into copying Rus- j
mans' "p r o
cesses in edu
said: "We in
to our cen
developme n t
of each indi
vidual as a
free human Henzlik
personality, not as a robot, a slave
of the state."
Henzlick addressed 800 persons
attending the annual conference of
the State School Board and Su
perintendents' Association, held at
Michigan State University.
Sneaking on "What's Ahead for
America," Dean Henzlik explained
"If we plunge excitedly into
series of crash programs of sci
ence and education in the name-;
of security, we may lose both our
freedom and security."
"We must meet our need for
more scientists, more doctors, and
more teachers, not through spas
motic emotional spurts, bnt by In
telligently broadening and intensi-
fylug our efforts in behalf of all ;
education." " j
"We believe," he said, "that
democracy is a better way of life." :
"Our major purpose therefore, '
should be the implementing and
improving of the ideals and good ,
practices for effective and abund-,
ant living in a free society."
He stated that ti.is can be
by developing and main-!
taining our free institutions and : eight day exam schedule?
programs based upon common i 0ne student said that he didn't
sense and the cornerstones of de- j thinl! any days should be alloted
cency, justice, freedom and equal- t0 fjnaSi commenting, "I don't De
ity of opportunity for all." j ijeve in them."
Problems Listed Othsr students said that more
,., . o M the exam time is used for "rec-
Dean Henzlik ako gate thr amJ tfl
problems "to wh.rh we must f.nd ,d fae
a solution or go down in fa.lure j f
"Securing permanent peace or: !-"u'cu "'--"B
! Zt-ir' Objection Raised
leadership that understands the dif
ference between the means ol
peace and the means of war. Here
History Talk Planned
Dr. James Olson, chairman of
the history department, will speak
on "Searchlight of Nebraska" at
the Faculty Women's Club meet
ing Wednesday in the State His
torical Society building at 1:30
In 'ts Golden Anniversary cele
bration, Teachers -College points
Ete growth from a Department
of Pedagogy to one of the largest
collies of the University.
"The First 50 Years." a pamph
let written by Dr. Edwin Gold
enstein traces a half centur, - of
growth in the college. Dr. Golden
stein's pamphlet will be issued at
the Fiftieth Anniversary Convoca
tion at 10 a.m. Thursday in the
The Teacher's College is n o w
rated as having among "the ten
best (educational) programs in the
country," although it has "been
charged that we don't offer any
subject matter," said Frank
Henzlik, dean of Teachers College.
Dr. Goldenstein's pamphlet notes
h. niarUT ol 1SU3. wiucu
..lahiuhed the University,
no provision for a Teachers Col
lege. The forerunner of today's col
lege was established in 1809, when
a Department of Pedagogy was in
stituted. G. W. Luckey was caned
to establish this department and
was first professor of pedagogy at
fore initiation requirement changes
Larry , Schrag, president of the
Phi Kappa Psi house, maintained
that fraternities cannot afford to
lower academic standards. Schrag
stated also, that while it appears
that the University is becoming
tougher, he believed that men of
fraternity caliber should be able
to hold their own with the present
"Less Said The Better"
Raymond Dein, auditor of the
Intra-fraternity Board of Control
stated: "The less said about it
rhurston Phelps, president of
the Inter-Fraternity Board of Con
trol stated he was "inclined to
i Conservation of human re
i sources. "The safesruardine of hu-
man beings both mentally and
physically against the stresses and
strains of our complex, rapidly j
changing everyday life is imper
ative. More than 9.5 million peo
ple are in mental hospitals or need
treatment for mental disorders.
Conserving our natural re
sources. "As our population rapidly
increases, our natural resources
are being exhausted, exploited,
wasted and lost forever, next to
saving human souls the biggest
problem is the saving of soil and
Continuing to make democracy
work. "Superiority in arms alone
will not do it; nor will four U.S.
sputniks to two Russian sputniks
ao it. American democracy as wcu
as the American way of life de
pend upon freedom of thought and
upon the free exchange of ideas."
I Eight Day Exams Cited
Fifty per cent of the Univer
sity students thought their aver
ages were "jeopardized" by the
shortened exam period in a Daily
Nebraskan Poll Monday.
The poll, which was circulated
to 100 students, also indicated that
58 per cent cf the students were
in favor of alloting more time to
However, on another question.
55 per cent of the students polled
answered ' Yes" to the question,
"Are you in favor of the present
The objections raised most was
that they had two and three exams
ir the same day. Seventy-two of
the students palled had on at least
one occasion two finals scheduled
ir the same day, 35 had at least
two such days and seven had
three days with more than one fi- section of the Omaha World Her
nal scheduled. aid.
One of the reasons for the short
ened exam was to give instruc
tors more time' to grade exams.
Twenty-eight agreed that their
instructors graded their exams
Unfolds Teachers College's Long Story
Goldenstein's Book Marks
The year following the organi
zation of the Department of Edu
cation marked the organization of
the Graduate School, the first to
be created by a state University.
Professor Luckey, who had or
ganized the Department of Edu
cation, was selected as dean of
the Graduate School, a post he
was to hold until 1918.
Professor Richard M o r i t z,
was named to the position of Di
rector of the Bureau of Recom
mendations of Teachers and As
sistant Director of the Summer
0f ' , onin
j-juicaou. " 'fi""
director of the Summer Session
in 1928 and served in this capacity
through 1940. In November of 1910
be was named dean of the Bum
mer School. He was to hold th s
title until the time of his retirs
mew in 1948.
On February 14, 1908, the Re
gents transformed, the Depart
ment of Education into a Teach
ers College. A model secondary
school, known as Temple High
School or Teachers College High
School, was set up along with
agree that 5.0 makes a better
Tom Neff, president of Delta
Ta Delta, said that pledges should
be encouraged to aim higher than
the minimum 5.0 requirement. Neff
maintained that pledge would do
better to shoot higher and not
risk just getting over the academ
Several house presidents stated
that 4.5 is the present equivalent
of what 5.0 has been in the past.
Dick Arneson, president of the
I.F.C, felt it would be some time
before it could be established
whether it would be justified to
lower the required 5.0 to 4.5.
Gary Berke, vice president of
Alpha Gamma Rho, indicated, that
RELIGIOUS EMPHASIS WEEK
9:30-11:30 a.m. Orientation and
Lutheran S t u
4 p.m. Seminar "The Nature
of Faith as a Philoso
pher Sees It" I'nion
5:30 p.m. Sclleck Quadrangle,
6 p.m. Delia Ipsilon, Meyers
Alpha Gamma Rho,
Crockett Sigma Alpha
Eplison, McEachin Del
ta. Pauls International
Graduate students, LSA
6:45 p.m. Ag VW-YMCA, Ty
Ifr 7:00 p.m. Beta Sigma Psi, Ber
tram 7:15 p.m. Convocation at Love
9 p.m. Selleck Quad. Davis
9:15 p.m. Heppner Hall, Tyler
Piper Mall, Otterness
9:30 p.m. Raymond Hail, Ber
tram 10 p.m. Burr Hall. Meyers
10:30 p.m. Chi Omega. Tyler
Delta Delta Delta,
Crockett Delta Gam
faster this year than last, but 58
did not. Fourteen were undecided.
One student polled suggested,
thai if eight-day -exams were re
tained, that they be reduced to
two hour duration and covering
onlj the last half of the coure
Arother, who was in favor of
the present eight day exams, aid,
"Why not? I'm graduating."
A student favoring the present
eight day exam, stated he thought
the poll was prejudiced. "It is ob
vious from reading the poll hat
you are against the eight day
exams," he said.
Miss E Week
Miss E Week will be chosen to
day at 5 p.m. in Ferguson 115,
according to Gary Frenzel, pub
licity director of the Engineering
The selection committee is com
posed of eight per cent of the i
membership of the six University
engineering societies, Frenzel said.
Miss E Week will be revealed in
the April issue of the Blue Print
magazine and in the magazine
The eight finalists are Joan
Riha, Charlene Anthony, Sondra
Whalen; Jan Olson, Sandy Kellogg
Nadine Calvin, Diane Gease and
Mary Ann Harris.
TCs Golden Anniversary
Called to organize the Teachers
College, and to become its first
dean was Dr. Charles Fordyce.
Five departments were created
in the College, the Department of
Education, the Department of Ed
ucational Psychology, the Depart
ment of Educational Theory and
Practice, and the Department of
Although the program for teach
ers was so designed that the stu
dents might elect either the Bach
elor of Arts or the Bachelor of
Science degree, Teachers College
was iot permitted to grant its own
J. ..ntil IDT) whon 17
,6' " . . .T'
Bachelor of Science in Education.
In 1913 two departments, Theory
and Practice in the Physical Sci
ences, and the Department of Ed
ucational Administration were
added, but in 1919 another change
in organization reduced the num
ber of departments to three.
Professor Luckey left the Uni
versity in l'J18, to be succeeded
in 1922 by Professor William
Seabck, who had come to the Uni
versity in 1918.
his fraternity will initiate nine
Sigma Phi Epsilon president, Rod
Clifton," stated his fraternity will
initiate 11 men.
Wayne Christoflersen vice presi
dent of the Acacia fratern
ity, stated that three men will be
President Morgan Holmes, of the
Phi Delta Theta fraternity, stated
that nine men will be initiated.
Beta Theta Pi president, J i m
Jacques reported that his frater
nity will initiate 14 men.
Bruce Kolb, president of the Pi
Kappa Phi fraternity, stated that
four men will be initiated.
John Landers, president of the
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity,
Valparaiso Philosophy Prof
Will Address REW Meeting
Robert Bertram, professor of University Religious Emphasis . ship services and talks to various ; Kripke, Omaha; Miss Alice Otter
philosophy at the Valparaiso Uni- Week, Bertram will present the campus organizations. jness from St. Olaf College; Dr.
versity, will conduct a seminar on second of ths daily seminars fea-' They include: Prof. Robert Ber-j William Meyers, Sociology Profes
"The Nature of Faith as a Philos-' tared in the -eek-long program, tram. Department of Philosophy, sor at Ottowa University, Kansas;
opher Sees It" today at 4 p.m j Through thj day, the e i g h t Valparaiso University; Dr. Philip I Miss Ruth Crockett, Music, West-
in Parlor X of the Union.
Speaking in connection with the
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Visitors Featured speakers during the ensuing Religious Emphasis Week which runs until Thursday
include: (Back Row) from left Rev. Charles Tyler, Professor Robert Bertram and Dr. William Myers.
(Front Row), from left: Dr. Phillip Kaye, Rabbi Meyer Kripke, Alice Otterness and Oak Davis.
Extenip Speech Contest
Draws Sparce Entries
Registration for the Delta Sig-(
ma Rho intramural Extemporan
eous Speaking Contest has been
disappointing, Donald Olson, spon
sor of Delta Sigma Rho, said.
In the past 25 to 30 people have
registered for the contest. Ten peo-, mitted to enter two speakers. In
ole re?istered this vear. dividuals not belonging to or-
Contestants know only that the
frenpra! tonic will be Current Na -
and International events.
Approximately 24 hours before ! round one. The top 40 per cent
each round contestants d r a w j wjH participate in round two. In
two speaking subjects on the gen-1 dividuals with the highest accum
eral subject and choose one on
which to speak.
Three judges will be used to
rate each contestant in rounds one
and two, and five judges will be
used in the finals. j
Ratings will be made on the to-1
tal effect of thought, composition
and delivery. j
The Teachers College Building
was dedicated on January 16, 1920.
By 1924, the preparation of ele
mentary school teachers was
thought to be ot enough impor
tance to warrant the existence of
two separate departments con-
cerned with this area of profes
sional activity. One of these was
the Department of Rural and Ele
mentary Education, the other was
the Department of Kindergarten
In the fall of 1927, the princi
palship of Temple High School was
assumed by Professor W. H. Mor
ton, who remained in this position
for 25 years, retiring in 1952.
Professor Frank Henzlik was
made Dean of Teachers College in
1931. During his tenure, several
new departments have been added
to the College. They are: the De
partment of Music Education, the
Department of Physical Education
and Intramural Sports for men,
and the Department of Physical
Education fur women.
The first Doctor of Education
degrees were awarded at the June
commencement in 1954.
' indicated that his fraternity will
) initiate eight men.
Theta Chi mentor, Eldon Linder,
said his fraternity will initiate six
Tom Neff, president of the elta
Tau Delta, was unable to give the
Nebraskan any information re
garding the number of men his
fraternity will initiate.
Sigma Alpha Mu president, Jack
Ourch, stated that his fraternity
will initiate six men.
Jack Pollock, president of he
Sigma Nu fraternity, indicated
that at a maximum ten men will be
initiated into his fraternity.
The Treasurer of he Alpha Tau
Omega fraternity, Jerry P r a h 1,
stated that his fraternity will ini
tiate 12 men.
soeakers chosen to present the RE
'Week program will conduct
The contest is sponsored by Del-
ta Sigma Rho, national honorary
fraternity, and is onen to bath men
and women who are full-time stu
dents. Each organized house was per-
ganized houses are allowed to par-
: ticinate for individual honors.
All contestants will engage in
ulative ratings for rounds one and
two will compete in the finals.
The top ranking organization will
receive a cup with its name on
"Some of the winners in pre
vious years have gone on to in
tercollegiate competition," Olson
Ernie Hines, Dich Schleosner,
Mary Dye and Bruce Bruggman
all have graduated from the ex
temporaneous speech contest to in
It is not necessary to have had
formal speech training or to be
long to any speech organizations.
"Sometimes people who have
never done any previous public
speaking have found they were
quite capable at it," Olson pointed
Sigma Alpha Mu won the or
ganization cup last year. Individu
al honors went to Ernie Hines.
Filings for May Queen will close
Friday, Feb. 14, according to Mar
ilyn Heck, election co-chairman.
Applications are still available in
the Union Activities office. Find
ings must be completed and
turned in to the office by 5 p.m.
Friday, Miss Heck said.
Senior women with a 5.5 accumu
lative average who are carrying
12 hours are urged, to file.
Ten finalists will be selected at
a primary election Feb. 20. The
May Queen and her attendant will
be chosen March 5 at the All
Vice president of the Delta Sig
ma Phi fraternity, Joe Raible, -aid
three men will be initiated :nto
Phi Gamma Delta president,
Bob Schuyler, indicated that his
fraternity will Initiate 16 men.
Larry Schrag, Phi Kappa Psi
president, reported that 15 pledges
will be initiated.
Ron Walker, Sigma Chi presi
dent, stated that 15 pledges will
be initiated into his fraternity.
Alpha Gamma Sigma president,
Darrel Zessin, repored that h i s
fraternity will initiate five men.
Ted Vahl, vice-president of Beta
Sigma Psi, indicated that his fra
tern j will initiate seven men.
Delta Upsilon president, Gordon
Kaye, Professor of Speech at Wes-
wor-ileyan University; Rabbi Meyer
Cupid Will Cut
Cupid and his antics is the theme
of the first Valentine's Dance to
be held at the Union Feb. 14.
I "Cupid's Capers" will feature Bill
Alber's Combo, Sally Downs, dance ity during their first year," Chat
committee chairman, said. field explained.
"This is the first year the Union j Aided by a group of students,
has held a dance for Valentine's the Junior Division is trying to
Day, and it is expected to be a find out exactly what the new stu-
great success since it is tne only
i event ol tnis Kind on campus tnat
' night," Miss Downs said.
The dance will be in the Union
Ballroom from 9 to 12 p.m. Tickecs
will go on sale at the door Friday
night for $.50, according to Miss
Slate I-R Club
Tentative organization for a
state-wide International Relations
Club was discussed at a world af
fairs conference for all Nebraska
Schools held by Nebraska Univer
s i t y Council
of World Af
fairs S a t ur
day. A n execu
t i v e group
was set up,
I consisting o f
tional R e la
te Club on
campuses of Nebraska.
Biff Keyes, junior in arts and
sciences and president of NUCWA,
was elected cnairman oi tne
Kay Sandall, representative
from Nebraska Wesleyan, was
In the near future, the execu
tive group will meet to draw up
th? plans for a definite state-wide
organization, Keyes said. These
plans will then be presented to
the various colleges for ratifica
tion. Also discussed at the conference
were plans to send out "caravan
consisting of members of
the state organization, to aid
campus Relations clubs which are
Warner, stated that his fraternity
will Lutiate 21 men.
Bob Wiemer, Farmhouse presi
dent, reported that his fraternity
I u'tll initigfA 1? mfn
According to Kappa Sigma pres
ident, Ron Wachter, his fraterni
ty will initiate 15 men.
Theta Xi president, Roger
Wichman, indicated that his fra
ternity will initiate 11 men.
According to Zeta Beta Tau vice
president, Bob Zaber, his fraterni
ty will initiate one man.
All fraternity spokesmen con
tacted stated that initiation re
ports were estimates not defink
Initiation lists must be approved
by the University and the national
Tuesday, February 11,1 958
mar College; Rev. diaries Tyler,
Wheeler Memorial Presbyterian
Church of Omaha; and Msgr.
Jerome MacEachin. Bishop How
ard Brinker, Bishop of the Ne
braska Diocese, will visit the
Episcopal Chapel on Sunday.
Dick Tempcro, City Program
Chairman, said "We feel that tha
! addition of the student seminars
will give everyone an opportunity
to hear these speakers discuss the
relation of religion to their par
There will be a book display
across from the circulation desk in
In addition to Bertram's the fol
lowing seminars will be pre
sented: Wednesday, "The Changing Rola
of Women," Mrs. Kripke, 4 p.m,
Rosa Bouton Hall.
Thursday, "Lecture on Christian
Science," 3:30 p.m. Love Library
Auditorium, (speaker not named);
at 4 pjn. in the Student Union
315, ""Religion and the Contempor
ary Fine Arts," with Crockett and
Davidson; Mrs. Kripke "The
Changing Role of Woman," 5 p.m.
Ag Campus Home Ec. Bldg., sec
ond floor lounge.
Freshmen next year will face a
revised New Student Week sched
ule, Lee Chatfield, dean of Ju
nior Division and Counseling Serv
ice has announced.
I "By revising our present meth
i od of orientation, students will be
I come better acquainted with the
i Dolicies and ideals of the Univers-
i dent wants to Know and wnat tne
, University feels it necessary lor
him to know.
In forming their new program,
they have tried to use two cri
teria: Does the student have a
good frame of reference and is it
pertinent to his start here? Junior
Division is working on the theory
that if they can get the student
to learn the mechanics of registra
tion before he comes here, then
he can go to his advisor with a
better understanding of how the
University is run.
In the past, orientation consisted
of three sections.
The first meeting was to acquaint
new students with the general rules
and regulations of the University.
The second was divided into two
sections seperate lectures for
men and women, treating the sub
ject of personal conduct.
The last section was a group
meeting with advisors. This was
aimed at teaching the students th
do's and dont's of registration. As
pect one and two were aimed at
establishing the Husker Handbook
as the new students "Bible."
Dean Chatfield also stated that
if it were possible, he would like
to have more orientation programs
after school started, presumably
at the end of four weeks period.
However, he feared that it would
be impossible to require students
to attend these meetings; a very
small percentage would come
"Our job is to help the new
student but it is impossible to help
those who don't help themselves,"
concluded Dean Chatfield.
ALT Poll in Union
All students may vote this week
at the AUF polls located in the
Union, according to John Glynn,
president. At this time, five char-
ities will be chosen by majority
vote for next year's AUF drive,
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