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ir Plays Vital Role
IrfMiiy Student's Lives
--otTysSi I?w?e (hierd Independents
By DIANA MAXWELL
Copy Editor i
Every Monday night a group of
26 men mee( in one of the base
ment rooms in Selleck Quadrangle.
What they do, who they are and
how they function is an important
part in the lives of about one
eighth of the University population,
but to many the initials RAM have
When a student signs the con
tract for his room in Selleck Quad
rangle, he automatically becomes a
member of Residence Association
Directing the policies of the Quad
is the RAM Council. Presidents of
the 16 houses in the Quad com
pose the core of the council. To
these are added the exec board.
Members of the executive board
of RAM include the president, vice
president, social director, activities
director, scholastic director, intra-
murals director and Student Coun
Elections for these positions are
held in the spring. Any man in the
Quad who has lived there for a
year may file for positions on the
executive committee. The only ex
ception, is the office of president,
which must be filled by a junior
Only the men in the respective
houses vote for the house presi
dents. Each house has a member
ship of from fifty to seventy persons.
House presidents and members of
the executive council have voting
rights on the RAM Council. The
only exception is In voting for the
budget, when the executive council
casts one vote collectively.
This year the RAM council Is
headed by Blaine McCiary. Cice
president is Robert Coruzzi. Brian
Baxter functions as secretary and
Tom Smith is Student Council rep
The various directors, who head
committees composed of one man
from each house, are: Social, Don
Burgess; Activities, Pete Christen-
sen; Intramurals,. Paul Kuhlman
and Publicity, Jim Witter.
"Giving people the opportunity
to participate in activities without
forcing them to do so is our main
objective now," commented Bax-
To do this, Baxter continued, the
emphasis now is in building the
interest and prestige in the indi
Snack Bar Finances
Financing for. RAM operations
comes, from ten per cent of the
Quad Snack Bar receipts. The or
ganization operates on about a $3,-
000 a year budget, Baxter said
Individual houses decide on house
dues. These are usually very small,
Baxter said. This money is used
primarily to pay intramural fees.
"Let's take it back to the hous
es," is a phrase that is heard fre
quently at the Monday night meet
ings of the Council, when Council
Official Ceremony Installs
Ferre. As. Cotner Dean
Dr. Gustave Ferre was officially
Installed as dean of the University
Centner School of Religion Sunday.
' Approximately 250 persons wit
nessed the installation service in
Love Memorial Library at the Uni
Dr. Ferre was appointed dean
of Cotner in the spring of 1956
and began his work last fall.
To Fill Union
The Friends of Chamber Music
will sponsor the Fine Arts Ensem
ble conc-t Thursday at 8 p.m. in
the Unio 'allroom.
The Eit jle string quartet will
play four numbers during the pro
' gram, beginning with Mozart's
String Quartet in D major No. 18.
Other pieces include String Quar
tet No. .6 by Porter, String Quartet
No. 2 by Borodin and Dover Beach
Dover Beach Is an adaptation
"of the poem by Matthew Arnold,
the English poet. Leon Lishner, as
sociate professor of Voice, will as
sist the Ensemble in the presen
tation of the piece.
Emanuel Wishnow will play first
violin in the 'concert, Truman
Morsman will play second violin,
Max Gilbert will play viola and
Rosemary Madison will play cello.
They will be accompanied by
'Gladys May on the piano.
Tickets are 57c for students and
$1.50 for all others. They can be
obtained at the door.
Seventeenth and 18th century
chamber music will be featured
at a special program at the Jos
lyn Art Museum Concert Hall in
Omaha 5 p.m. Sunday. It is also
sponsored by the Friends of Cham
Advance prices for the special
concert are $1 and door price is
The new dean was installed by
the Rev. Carroll Lemon, chairman
of the Cotner board of. trustees,
who also presided.
Dr. Henry Harmon, president of
Drake University, gave the instal
lation address. He stressed the inter-relationship
importance of the
church to the school and the school
to the church.
Dr. Harmon, whose father was
one of the Cotner presidents and
a member of the school's first
class, is an alumnus of the college.
members want to sample opinions
Most of the houses hold meetings
on Monday nights, after the Coun
cil meets, Baxter said. At these
meetings, the house president
serves as a link between the
thousand men In the Quad and the
One of the highlights of the RAM
year is the Awards Night held in
the spring. At that time a travel
ling trophy is awarded the out
Last year individual awards were
also presented to four men who
had been outstanding in activities
ano to tour who had made the high
est scholastic averages for the
Vol. 32, No. 67
Tuesday, February 18, 1958
Nebraska defeated Colo
rado last night in the Coli
seum, 50-41. The Huskers
trailed at the half but ral
lied behind Jim Kubacki and
Gary Reimers for the vie
tory, their third in the Big
tsgnt ana seventn of the
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f 1 1
.U Debate Conference
Draws 42 Schools
One of the largest annual Inter- down because of the number of
collegiate Debate and Discussion conflicting . tournaments in the
Conferences will be held at the area.
University Friday and Saturday,
according to Don Olson, Nebraska
Although the number of. partici
pating schools is less than in past
years, Olson is
with a total of
The 19th an
nual NU con
ference will be-
?in Friday OIso
morning at the Courtesy Lincoln Joura
Temple Building with registra
tion, interpretative reding, ora
tory and discussion.
Olson stated Monday that this
year's conference enrollment is
NEW MACHINE Max Hoffman, assistant manage? of the University
processing center, demonstrates the IBM statistical machine which
can sort 450 cards into 12 piles in one minute.
Greetings were brought by Dr.
A. C. Breckenridge, dean of fac
ulties of the University, speaking
in behalf of Chancellor Clifford
Hardin and the University; Dr.
Rex Knowles, director of the Congregational-Presbyterian
House, in behalf of the University
Student Houses, in behalf of the
University Student Foundations of
which he is vice chairman, and
the Rev. Emmett Haas who spoke
in behalf of the Nebraska Fellow
ship of Christian Churches of
which . he is executive secretary.
The innovation was given by the
Rev. P. R. Stevens, former dean
of the school. The Rev. Raleigh
Peterson, professor of biblical
studies at Cotner, gave the bene
diction. Dr. Ferre was presented
for installation by J. W. Lanning,
former chairman of the board of
An open house and reception for
Dean and Mrs. Ferre was held at
the Cotner School of Religion
Building following the installation
Dr. Ferre, a native from Swe
den, graduated from Boston Uni
versity. After his graduation, ve
entered Andover Newton Theologi
cal Seminary where he received
the degree of Bachelor of Divinity
Slates Seminar Series
The Pharmacy department has
announced a series of Thursday
seminars to be held in Pharmacy
Hall 107 at 1 "p.m.
The seminars will cover areas
In pharmacy, pharmaceutical
chemistry, pharmacognosy and
pharmacology, according to Dr.
Witold Saski, chairman of the sem
inars. Howard Hopkins, Ph.D. candi
date, will review "Tablet Disinte
gration Studies with Special Ref
erence to Methods of Standardiza
tion" this Thursday. He will com
plete the discussion which he be
gan last week.
Eugene Parrott, Associate Pro
fessor of Pharmacy, will review
"Some Physico-Chemical Factors
in Drug Mobility" Feb. 27.
"A Manometric Study of 'Clavi
cens Purpurea' and 'Claviceps
Receives Job Info
Bulletins and brochures outlin
ing summer employment opportun
ities for University students have
been received by the Division of
Employment listings include
counselors, water-front directors,
program specialists, etc.
Information has also been re
ceived regarding employment in
various resort areas throughout
Interested students may inquire
at the student Affairs office for
litoralis'" will be the topic of
Associate Professor of Pharmacog
nosy John Staba's research report
Patrick Wells will review "Psy
chogenic Stimulants" on March
13 and March 20.
"Organic Molecular Compounds"
will be the topic of the March 27
review by LaVerne Small, Profes
sor of Pharmacy and Pharamceu
George Thompson will review
"The Urinary Antiseptics"-on April
10 and April 17 and Hsing-Tao Wan
will present his own research re
port on "The preparation of Or
ganic Sulphur Compounds" April
The first two Thursdays in May
will feature "Marvin Malone's re
search report, "The Influence of
Certain Pharmaceutical Vehicles
Upon the Effects of Orally Admin
Witold Saski, associate professor
of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical
Chemistry, will present his re
search report, "Parenternal Nu
trition: Formulation and Evalua
tion of I. V. Fat Emulsions." Chair
man of the Pharmacology De
partment Robert Gibson will com
plete the series with his research
report "Parenteral Nutrition:
Pharmacologic Studies on I. V. In
jection of Fat Emulsions."
"The seminar is of 300 level,
but anyone who is interested may
attend," commented Dr. Saski.
By JOHN HOERNER
Try sorting 450 cards into 12
piles in one minute. Most of us
can't even shuffle that many.
The University data processing
center has just received a new
IBM electronic statistical machine
which will do this and more. The
machine which rents for $450 per
month makes the old '56 model
computers look as antiquated as a
sword fish tie.
The control panel on the end
where the information is fed in to
direct the operation reminds one
of a large platter of blue and yel
Across the front are 12 slots for
sorted cards and one slot especial
ly for mistakes. This machine
thinks of everything!
The new IBM machine which was
originally developed for the census
bureau is presently being used to
tabulate the number of students,
male or female, who are enrolled
in each of the 12 colleges. .This
daily report, which starts the first
day of registration and continues
to the last add and drop, formerly
required about four hours of work
Now they run it through in a
According to Max Hoffmann, as
sistant manager, the data proces
sing center is essentially a serv
ice bureau doing about 35 per cent
of tneir work for student records,
35 per cent for accounting and 30
per cent for research.
In addition to the new unit there
are 25 others In the department.!
They are all rented and cost'
the university around $50,000 per
Next time you feel a sense of
accomplishment laboriously filling
out a four-page form, remember
this IBM runs it through in thir
teen hundreths of a second!
May Aid Students
Like science? If you do, you
may benefit (rom a new project
being formulated by the Lincoln
Life Underwriters Association.
The project, now in the planning
stages, would encourage students
who have abilities in the fields of
The initial meetin? for the plan,
which was held Thursday by the
Association and Lincoln school of
ficials, explored "possible meth
ods of approaching the purposes of
the organization and to determine
whether or not existing frame
works in the community could be
used," said Frank Roehl, chair
man of the Underwriters Associa-
YWCA to Air
"Crime Its Significance, Our
Responsibility" will be the topic for
discussion on the YWCA Student
Forum on KNUS tonight at 7 p.m.
according to Judy Douglas, chair
man of YWCA Public Relations.
The forum will examine the
crime problem from three view
points: religion, criminology, and
Views will be presented by Rev.
Darrell Patton, director of the
Methodist Student Center; Dr.
James Reinhardt, professor of
criminology and Lyle Holland, Lin
Student panel members will be:
modarator George Moyer, Daily
Nebraskan Sports Editor; Nancy
Murrell, junior in sociology and
physical education and Linda Beal,
a speech therapy senior.
The panel plans to investigate
such questions as how does confi
dence fit into crime and who is
to be the judge.
The Student Forum, a bi-weekly
program, is designed to examine
current problems of national or
campus significance, Miss Doug-i
Students may attend the broad
cast at the KNUS studios in Tem
KNUS broadcasts are wired into
the dorms and can also be heard
over Program Service.
Other features of the two-day
event include five rounds of de
bate, a banquet Friday night at
the Union, a parliamentary ses
sion, and two discussion rounds.
A sweepstakes award will be
given to the school that does the
best overall job in all events,
Olson stated. Contestants rated
superior will be awarded certifiC'
Schools enrolled in the confer
ence to date are:
Denver University, Buena Vista
College, Central College, Iowa
State Teachers, Iowa Wesleyan,
University of Iowa, Bethel College,
Emporia State Teachers, and Fort
Hays State Teachers.
Southwestern College, Sterling
College, Sterling College, . Wichita
University, Concordia, Gustavus
Adolphus, Northwestern College, St.
Olaf College, St. Thomas College,
and ine university of Minnesota.
Central Missouri College, North
east Missouri College, Northwest
Missouri College, University of
Kansas City, -Washington Univer
sity, William Jewell College, Chad
ron State Teachers College, and
Dana College, Doane College,
Hastings College, Kearney State
Teachers College, Luther College,
Midland College, Nebraska Wes
leyan University, Omaha Univer
sity, and Peru State Teachers College.
University of Nebraska, Waynt
Z ite Teachers College, York Col
lege, Augustana College, Sioux
Falls College, Southern S t a 1 1
Teachers College and Northern
State Teachers College.
8:00 A.M. Registration, Temple
Building, 12th and "R"
Streets, University of Ne
braska Campus. Please re
gister early if possible.
9:00 A.M. Drawing for extem
poraneous speaking. Inter
terpretative reading Round
one of Discussion (Prob
10:00 A.M. Exte mporaneou i
speaking. Round two of
Discussion (Solution Stage)
11:00 A.M. Oratory
1:30 P.M. Round one of Debate
3:00 P.M. Round two of Debate
4:30 P.M. Round three of De
bate 6:15 P.M. Banquet Student Union
8:00 P.M. Meeting of superior
participants in discussion
to draft resolution for par
liamentary session. Facul
ty Lounge, Student Union.
8:00 A.M. Round four of Debate
9:30 A.M. Round five of Debate
11:00 A.M. Parliamentarv Ses
sion, Howell Memorial
12:30 P.M. Announcement of re
sults and awarding of cer
tificates, Auditorium of
Love Memorial Library.
Enrollment Figures Cited
Highest Since 1950
Questions Social Rules
For Spring Day
Positions are now open for chair
men of eight committees to plan
Spring Day, according to Bob
Smidt, chairman of the 1958 Spring
The chairmen will be selected
on a combined basis of interest
and ability, Smidt added.
The openings include chairman
ships of these eight committees:
Newspaper Publicity, Art Publicity,
Parade, Women's Events, Men's
Events, Awards, Arrangements
and Tickets. .
Applications for these positions
may be picked up in the Activities
office of the Union. The deadline
for these applications will be Fri
day at 5 p.m.
Smidt added that "Spring Day
Weekend ft becoming a major
event on our campus. Workers
will have the opportunity of work
ing closely with the event and
serving their school."
The Interfraternity Council
adopted a motion at a recent
meeting to convey to the Univer
sity through the Office of Student
Affairs that it wishes to "develop
a closer relationship and a great
er understanding of common i rob
lems" with the University.
The Interfraternity Affairs Com
mittee met with Frank Halgren,
Dean of Student Affairs, for a
lengthy discussion pertaining to
ship and the improvement and
clarification of the social rules of
Steve Leper, chairman of the
IFC committee, reported that the
meeting was successful. According
to Leper, the fraternities agreed
that the bonds between the ad
ministration and the students
should be strengthened and t h e
IFC took steps to accomplish this.
The most significant thing to
come from the meeting was an
agreement whereby the p-esident
of an organized house may ac
company any student from his
house who is to appear for a repri
mand. The administration and the
May Publish Art
Campus poets have been invited
to submit their work to the Pacific
Coast Poetry Association.
An anthology of outstanding po
etry on any subject will be pub
lished by the Association this sum
mer, said D. Lyman Cox, execu
Cox said that interested students
may submit their work to be pub
lished. Contributions must be the origi
nal work of the student (who re
tains literary rights to the mate
rial), submitted to Cox, care of
the Association. Entries are to in
clude the entrant's name, address
All entries must be postmarked
on or before midnight, March 31,
1958, to be considered.
Saturday is the deadline
tions, according to the
tf Student Affairs.
IFC 'feel that this will eliminate
any bad feelings that may develop
over disciplinary actions.
The IFC resolution also reversed
itself as to the resolution of No
vember, 1956, which asked for a
clarification of social policies. The
IFC admits that the former reso
lution was "vague" and the result
of "grave misunderstandings."
Nothing specific resulted from
the social rules discussion, mainly
because the University is comply
ing with state laws which are dif
ficult to change. The principle
problem concerns drinking.
Any change in the State Drink
ing Laws would have to come
through the Legislature.
Dick Arneson, president of the
IFC, commented that the Division
of Student Affairs has "sole rights"
in anything pertaining to the Uni
versity social program and any
thing that the IFC does along this
line is purely "suggestive" in nature.
Second Semester Total
Nears 8,000 Mark
The University second semester
enrollment includes 7,850 students
the second largest second-semester
enrollment since 1950.
This figure was released today
by Dr. Floyd Hoover, registrar.
He said the figure is not final, and
that the figure listed is "conserva
This figure of 7,8.50 is a drop of
284 students over the first semes
ter or a 4 per cent decline com
pared with the past average of 6
Dr. Hoover said that the falloff
is caused by both mid-year grad
uation and students who drop out
during the first semester or who
fail to return for the second semes
ter; 345 students graduated at mid
term, he said.
"We appear at the present time
som2What better off than normal,
because of this lower differencial
in the first and second enroll
ment," Hoover said.
Enrollments for past years in
clude the following figures:
Year 1st 2nd
1949- 50 9,410 8,101
1950- 51 8,033 7,079
1951- 52 6,958 6.376
1952- 53 6,684 6,354
1953- 54 6,770 6480
1954- 55 7,197
1955- 56 7,899
1956- 57 8,425
1957- 58 8,134
The largest second-semester en
rollmentnot counting the imme
diate post-war years when World
War II veterans swelled the cam
puswas last year's total of 8,094.
Dr. Hoover said that the figures
include only the regularly enrolled
students, not included are those en
rolled in extension courses, both
high school and college; those tak
ing extension courses and students
in University High.
If these were included In the
figure, it would-be somewhere be
tween 15,000 and 20,000. "That's
big business," Hoover said.
Filings are still open for Barb
Activities Board for Women, said
Sue Hinkle, president.
Application blanks are outside
room 309 Union, she said. Appli
cants sign up there for inter
views Feb. 22.
Unaffiliated freshman, sopho
more and junior women who
have a 5.5 average may apply
for board positioss. Miss Hinkle
There is still need in the Federal
service for Engineering Aids,
Physical Science Aids, Engineer
ing Technicians, and Physical Sci
ence Technicians, with salaries
ranging from $3,175 to $5,440 per
year, according to the United
States Civil Service Commission.
Applicants must have had appro
priate experience or a combination
of education and experience, al
though appropriate education alone
may be qualifying for lower sal
aries. Information and application
forms may be obtained at many
post offices throughout the United
States, or from the U. S. Civil
Service Commission, Washington,
25, D. C.
Sinfonia will hold it second
semester .smoker tonight, at 6:30
p.m. in the Union. Students in
terested in American music may
What Sputnik Hath Wrought
Students Discover Russian
Sputnik has brought more than
just a passing awareness to the
Everyone is talking about ed
ucation, science and missiles.
And, soon many University stu
dents will be talking Russian.
At least that's the hope of Mrs.
Valentine Suprononwicz who is
teaching a course to 19 University
students in elementary Russian.
At the beginning of the fall se
mester before Sputnik Univer-
bow-wowies began their arcs, how
ever, many students have in
dicated an interest in the Russian
language, culture and history.
The University, accordingly,
added to its curriculum a three
credit hour course In elementary
Russian. Mrs. Valentine Supronon-
iwicz was chosen to teach the
Mrs. Suprononwicz was born in
Crimea, Russia, and lived there
until she was 21 years old. Thus
she is well-versed in the intrica-
sity authorities tried again to add cies of the tongue and well-quali-
courses in the Russian language i hed to teach the course.
to the curriculum, but to no avail. I Jig Stalwarts
The students just wouldn't eat it' Twenty-five University students
up. enrolled in the second-semester
Russian, of course, is very dif- course. Later, due to the difficulty
ficult to read, understand andiof the course, all but 19 dronned.
speak. Then too, it has never been
recognized for language require
ments in graduate work.
A person working for his Ph.D.
could take Russian, but he would
probably end up taking German
acquiring the ability to read the
Russian well. This, too, is no sim
ple task, for the Russian alphabet
is entirely different from Its Eng
Mrs. Suprononwicz says if stu
dents become familiar enough
with the language to read it, then
later they can learn to speak it
on their own.
The class meets for an hour and
a half two evenings every week.
In these sessions, the students are
first drilled by Mrs. Suprononwicz
on fundamentals of grammar and
reading, and in the last half of
the period she converses with
them in Russian.
Mrs. Suprononwicz said she Bigger and better plans have
thought still others might drop'been made for next fall. Mrs.
later. I Suprononwicz said that the lan-
This, Itself, is some Indication guage department will offer two
of the difficulty of the course. Mrs. courses in Russian at that time.
Suprononwicz said she doesn't ex- One will be a five-hour course in
and French or something else. I pert the students to be able to elementary Russian and the oth-
for j Yet, Russian is more difficult than 1 talk fluently In the difficult tongue, er will be a continuation of the
applica-lany two of these combined. I Rather she hopes they will be able course work offered this semes-
Division Eow-Wowles 1 to speak simple sentences. ter.
Since the little Soviet globes andi What is important, she said, is Heard any good Russian jokes
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