The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 21, 1958, Image 1
UNIVCKSITY OF NE8R. t I Vol. 32, No. 69 IFC Will Civic Service Day A motion to sponsor an all fra ternity Community Service Day," April 19, was passed unanimously by the Interfraternity Council Wednesday evening The motion was presented to the IFC by Gary Cadwallader, chair man of the promotion committee which is planning the service day Cadwallader stated that the fra ternities will work with various civic organizations in providing the manpower for several communi ty projects, as yet undetermined. "It is a tremendous opportunity for the fraternities to serve the city of Lincoln," Cadwallader com' merited. A Rag Poll Footsore Freshman Foreseen Future freshmen may be walking around the campus unless the pres ent parking problem improves. According to a Daily Nebraskan poll of about 94 University students yesterday, 50 students felt that if the tight parking situation doesn't loosen up, freshmen should forfeit their driving rights to upperclass men. Eighty-two of the students felt that the campus is lacking in parking spaces. Sixty-six were will ing to remedy the situation by parking off campus. Other solutions offered to the problem were to build a multiple story parking building or an under ground parking lot. More parking space could be provided by clear ing the "slum areas" around the University and tearing down all apartment and temporary build ings on the campus. Another suggestion was to limit parking according to grade aver age. This was also suggested in connection with limiting freshmen cars on campus. Installing parking meters, creat ing some one hour parking zones, and careful checking 'of student parking lots for faculty Cars and cars without parking stickers were also advised to cure the parking malady. One indignant coed said, "Let's have a pretty campus, not a used car lot. What's wrong with grass, flowers, and trees?" Rag News Editor Interviews for Daily Nebraskan news editor will held at 1 p.m. today in the Union faculty lounge according to Dr. Robert Knoll, chairman of the pub board. Who Receives What From Charity Fund This is the first ertiele in the series, "Where Your Money Went," concerning contributions collected by the All University Fund. The articles explain each charity to which AUF donated this year and the various pur pose and services of each or ganization. Nearly $2400 was given to the World University Service, an in ternational charity, this year as a result of last fall's AUF Drive. 25 Per Cent This is approximately 25 per cent of AUF's total budget. The purpose of WIS is to aid students and faculty members in under-developed war-torn countries through a program of mutual as sistance. Funds donated by student and faculty members will be used for medical aid, maintenance of rest centers, aid to refugee students, co operative housing, educational sup plies, scholarships and emergency food and clothing. Refugees WUS has aided student refugees in France and Germany, provid ed medical care for students in Greece, Burma and Indonesia, sent books and equipment to university centers in Pakistan, Japan and Korea, and established scholar- Desegregation Talk Monday A Southerner's viewpoint of de segregation in the South will be presented in th Union Monday. j Gordon Lovejoy, educational con-1 sultant for the National Conference of Christians and Jews, will give a talk in the Faculty Lounge at 3:30. Dr. Paul Meadows, professor of sociology, said that Lovejoy is a member of Guilford College, N. C. Meadows is sponsoring Lovejoy's appearance in Lincoln. Meadows said the 3:30 discussion is open to any interested students and will include a question and answer session. Lovejoy will also give a talk at &e Hotel Corshusker. Lincoln, Sponsor Dr. Bertrand Schultz, faculty ad viser for the IFC, stated, "I feel that it is one of the finest projects that the IFC has ever proposed. Not only will it help the community in which the students live while they are in school, but also it will be of value to the fraternity system as a whole. It will aid in teaching the fraternity men who participate, the real value of co operation and teamwork. It should be an enjoyable occasion for he fellows, too." Spirit And Enthusiasm ' Willis Johnson of the community chest, which will work with the IFC in handling the project said, "I think it's a fine idea. We ap preciate the spirit and enthusiasm of the boys to want to help out in their community. ' Don Stacy of the Junior Cham' ber of Commerce commented that the project will have a splendid impact on public relations. In other business at the meet ing, the contract and policies for the 1958 IFC Rush Book were pre sented and discussed by a repre sentative of Sigma Delta Chi, pro fessional journalistic fraternity which will edit the book. The con tract must be approved by the president and executive commit tee. Mementos Preserved Ellen Smith Hall Memorial Planned The University Alumni Assoc! tion has proposed the preserva tion of part of Ellen Smith Hall in a Memorial Book Nook in the addition to the Union. Ellen Smith Hall, once housing the Division of Student Affairs, is being destroyed to make room for additional campus erections. The Victorian oak paneling, en tryways, fireplace, balustrade and stained glass skylight from the an liquated building has been removed in expectation of the memorial Two plans for the proposed me morial have been formulated, each depending on the amount of alum ni contributions. The less costly plan would not use the skylight or balustrade but would decorate two walls of the room with paneling, china cabinet and fireplace. Built in 1888 as a private home, Ellen Smith Hall has been used as a fraternity house, living quar ters for members of the Student Army Corps, YWCA hostess house and has housed the Division of Student Affairs. The University bought the prop erty in 1920. It was named in honor of Ellen Smith, who joined the fac ulty in 1877 and had been regis trar for nearly 30 years. ships and loan funds in India and Africa in past years. WUS is a fellowship of thirty five national committees co-ordinated by an international secretar iat in Geneva. It is based on the belief that only through partner ship can a real fellowship among students be created. The activities of WUS are directed toward help ing the student in his own country to become a leader of his na tion tomorrow. Besides contributing to WUS, AUF also gave to three national charities, the American Heart Assn., the National Assn. for Mental Health and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; and one local charity, the Lancaster Assn. for Retarded Children. MBs Feature US Treasurer Priest Slated For Two Talks Tickets for the Mortar Board Women's Conference, featuring Ivy Baker Priest, are now on sale in the Union. The ticket booth will be open on week days from 10-11 a.m., 12-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m., according to Marilyn Heck, Mortar Board. The cost of the entire confer ence, including the evening ban quet, is $2.50. The price for regis tration and the panel sessions, headed by outstanding Nebraska women, is $1. The Women's Conference will be held all day Saturday, March 1, at the Union. Mrs. Priest, treasur er of the United States, will pre sent her address, "Things To Come for Women," at 11 a.m. and will speak at the banquet that evening. The afternoon will be devoted to three panel sessions on "Home, Career, Community Can You Handle All Three?", "What Is Your Role in this Changing World?" and "Do Your Contributions Equal Your Potential?' Nebraska Rag Staffers Lunch Today The Daily Nebraskan Press Club luncheon will be held In Parlor Z this noon. A. C. Breckenridge, University dean of faculties, will discuss the Center for Continuing Education which has recently been donated to the University by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, pending the raising of a matching fund. Keith Gardner, ace of the track squad, will be presented the "Star of the Week" award as an outstanding University athlete by George Moyer, Sports Editor. Seniors Try Neiv Skills Coeds Assist In Classrooms Twenty-four senior students in vocational homemaking at the Uni versity are learning to teach their trade by actual experience in 12 Nebraska high schools. Besides teaching in the class room the student instructors also work with Future Homemakers of America chapters, make home vis its and teach adult homemaking classes with the assistance of the supervising teacher. Forty-two home economics stu dents majoring in vocational ed ucation will be graduated this year. Co-operating high schools, the supervising teacher at each school, and the student teachers assigned to each are as follows: Albion (Mrs. Fern Medlin) Elaine Veskerna and Nancy Wood- ling. Allen (Mrs. Faye Mitchell) Janice Nordman, and Jean Rix. Atkinson (Carol Kunker) Mar got Franke and Marie Gerdes. Aurora (Mrs. Janet Myer) El da Broomfield and Janet Gaets. Bassett (Mrs. Delia McClurg) Lillian Sandall and Lorajane Bas kin. David City (Margaret Briggs) Betty Cander and Janet Elsasser. Hebron (Janet Baker) Lu For ney and Ruth Fisher. Stromsburg (Marian Janda) Janice Huejhar and Mary Devine. Tecumseh (Mary James) Phyl lis Nelson and Mary Fritts. University 'High""' fEtelinda -PEs-ter) Mrs. Nancy Keene, and Car ol Smith. Waverly (Mrs. Laura Bridgman) Mrs. Joyce Gishwiller and Hazel Alschwede. Wilber (Mrs. Ivy Stacy) Bar bara Barkmeier and Barbara Beadle. Miller Accepts Arizona Post Dr. Victor Miller, chairman of the University Horticulture depart ment has accepted a post at Ari zona State College. His resignation is effective April 20. At Arizona State College he will also head the horti I 1 culture depart- f ment. D r . Miller was appointed to the College of Agriculture staff a s in structor in 1949. He has Courtesy Lincoln Journal served as de- Millsr partment chairman here since De cember, 1956. Dr. Miller received his doctor's degree from the University of Il linois, and served on the staff there from 1945-1949. Ag Students Recognized Dinner Honors High Averages Twenty-four University students were honored this week at the fourth annual recognition dinner sponsored by the Nebraska chap ter of Gamma Sigma Delta, Ag riculture honorary. Sophomore and junior ag students with high av erages were feted at the city Union dinner. Dr. Franklin Elridge, associate director of resident instruction at the College of Agriculture, told the group "the aim of higher educa tion at a college of Agriculture when broadly stated, does not dif fer from the aim of any institu tion of higher learning . . . "to develop an individual capable of applying enlightened judgment in his professional, personal and so cial life." Junior students honored at the dnner were: Robert Cunningham, Roy Akeson, Richard Wisohmeier, Kenneth Frank, Ardyce Haring, James Christensen, Dale Behmer, Paul Penas. Raymond DeBower, Den Evans, Charlie Horejsi, Burt Weichenthal, Don Schick, Bob Dannert, and Louie Welch. Sophomore students recognized were: Maurice Bonne Jr1., Roland Peterson, Jim Purcell, Tom Clark, Don Ita, Charles Homolka, Norm Rohlfing, Larry Wulf and Don Hoffmeyer. Friday, February 21, 1958 May Run Spear Eyes Regents Vacancy William W. Spear, Fremont at torney, is considering running for the Third District seat on the Uni versity of Nebraska Board of r.e gents. '"T'TTl Spear said, "I have been approached by a good many 4 . s, friends from throughout the district who Want me to run - i for the Board 4 Of Regents. I'm ! ' V I wriously con- Is- v, f fidering it. Courtesy Lincoln Star According to apear u,e office of the Secretary of State, P. M Moodie, West Point attorney, is the only person who haft filed for this position but filings jare open until April 3. J The position will be vacated by C. Y. Thompson, present Board o Regents president, 1 who is retir ing next year. i Recent Thompson has endorsed Moodie for the candidacy. Moodie, a 1938 graduate o the University Law College, is a member of Delta Upsilon. Spear, a member of Chi Phi, graduated from the University in 1933. Though he is a former Re publican state chairman, he would seek the post on a non-political ticket, he said. Third Concert Features Frenchmen The third community concert, "Les Chanteurs de Peris," will be presented on Sunday at 8:15 p.m. in Pershing Municipal Au ditorium. The group of singers is part of the act of Varel and Bailly, who are considered by many as France's top song-writing team. A resume of France's song history, the Varel-Bailly concert program touches cn the days of the Troubadours, who were roving-singing reporters, then the Ecrivian Chanteurs who not only reported and commented, but also sang the life of their emo tions. Finally Varel and Bailly with the Chanteurs gave their own hit songs in "Today." Gals Get Spot Behind Rostrum Women Argue Their Way Inlo Collegiate Debating More than a few changes have taken place through the years on the University debate squad, as the seven female members can testify. From 1901 to 1942 women were barred from membership on the debate team because they "took unfair advantage of their sex", said Don Olson, debate coach. The rule was passed in a stormy session of the University with Mildred Anstine, the sole woman debater defending the rights of the fairer sex. But from that meeting until the fall of 1941, no women were al lowed in forensic activity. Six women did come out that year and with the war cutting into the men's squad, they took a more and more important part. In 1943 the University was rep resented by a squad composed entirely of women. Debate began only a few months after the University opened its doors. The Palladian Literary Society, still in existence, was the first group to sponsor such activity. As later literary societies de veloped, the custom began of weekly meeting. Some of the topics under discussion w o n 1 d still be of interest today. "That the President of the United States should hold but one term of office". "That the course of Russia in the coming European war should be condemned". "That military instruction in the United States should be abol ished." On the other hand, many of the topics are not likely to face one of the University debaters. "That the annexation of Can ada would be beneficial to the United States". "That indecision was the great est characteristic of Hamlet". Every effort was made at the debates to keep the meeting or derly and heavy penalties were assessed against those who did not perform when scheduled. Sec tion 10 of the Palladian consti tution listed the fines as disor derly conduct, 50c; non-performance, 50c. The severity of the fines is indcated by the fact that fifty cents was a good half day's pay at that time. In addition to the literary so citiei, debating clubs sprang ep, flourished a while and then City YM Wants SC Rep Lost Four Years Ago Council Delegate Dropped In Deactivation Still Provided For In Constitution In an effort to regain its Student Council representative, the city campus YMCA will submit a new constitution fcr council approval according to Jim Roman, Y presi dent. r , The new con- stitution will be C. presented to . t h e Council I " f Wed neday, Roman indi cated. Providing for a p r e s i dent, four vice-presidents, a secre tary, treasurer and c o u n c i Roman representative, the constitution will h-ve to pass through the hands of the council judiciary committee be fore final approval. Roman indicated that the pri mary concern of the new document is the reinstatement of the repre- - 4 Li fixj Full Workshop Rush Joh Creates Problems For 'Ondine' Stage Director With the stage full of scenery, the workshop just as full and more flats to nail together, Dr. Charles Lown, technical director of t h e University Theatre doesn't know where to go. "We couldn't get the crews to gether to work on 'Ondine' until the second semester," Lown said. That left him a little over two and a half-weeks to prepare the three sets for the theatre's pro duction of the Jean Giraudoux play the first week of March. "But the work has been fun," Lown indicated. The newcomer to the University theatre said that the play is presenting his crews with some unusual and difficult problems. "For example, we have some real technical tricks up our sleeves. Explosions, birds that have to fly around the stage dur ing the play, and a water fountain are some of the things we have to create for the play," the for mer Drake University faculty member indicated. In the second act a water foun tain has to become "ansrv." "That's possible to do by shoot ing the water high," Lown said. But he added that water on the stage presents problems of its own, such as where to go with the overflow. "So we're handling the water problem with lights." He said that when the fountain becomes "angry" the red lights failed. Intercollegiate debating was first proirpted by the Univers ity in 1894 when the University Debating Association was formed to control the activity. Debates were held with the Uni versity of Kansas, Missouri and Colorado between 1894 and 1902. At this time debate was placed under the direction of Miller Fogg, who developed a four-year plan known the "The System." The Daily Nebraskan in 1902 carried the following description of a returning Nebraska debate squad which had defeated the University of Missouri for the first time in five years. "When the train arrived the debaters were greeted with col lege yells and placed in a car riage along with Chancellor An ..'.. - a ::: -rain ;.frfcrtl's i.. ,s GALS TURN IT ON Debaters Sara Jones (right) and Nancy Cope land of the University squad show their techniques to be used in the University Debate and Discussion Tournament today and Saturday. sentative on the council. The YMCA had a representative until four years ago when the group became inactive. The Council constitution, which provides for a delegate from the YMCA, was not altered at the time of the ceactivation of the group, Roman explained. "According to the student coun cil constitution we are still entitled to a representative," Roman said, "and we are going to insist upon one." "I have reason to believe that the only way the Student Council can reject our application is to change its own constitution," Ro man added. Miss Gourlay Comments Helen Gourlay, student council president, said the the YMCA con stitution has been referred to the Judiciary .committee of the Coun cil for an opinion. Miss Gourlay stated that will carry this illusion to the audience- Lown, who is either in the class room, at the drawing board de signing scenery (he is currently making preliminary plans for the theatre's production of "The Lark" in April) or in the workshop, said there are two ways to approach "Ondine." "It's a fantasy which has to do with man's lack of vision. So we can show, through the scenery, On dine's spirit which moves into man's world or we could show Ondine trying to enter the spirit less man's world." Lown chose the former. "The scenery is primarily Goth ic," he said. "It portrays the closed-in feeling which a sea sprite would get in a medieval world. We suggest Ondine's movement with light," he stated. Midwest Debaters Raid NU; Labor's Problem Theirs Too Over 270 Arguers Load Verbal Guns To Shoot Off Pro & Con in Tourney Eighty-five debate teams consisting of students and instructors from 44 midwestern colleges and universities will participate today and tomorrow in the annual Uni versity Debate and Discussion Conference. A sweepstakes trophy will be awarded to the school drews, Professor Fogg and the other victorious teams of the year. A two-hundred foot rope was attached to the carriage and everyone helped pull the victors to the University. Preceding the procession of cheering men was an Immense banner on which was printed a decrepit Missouri mule, with blood gushing from It's nose. About four hundred men participated in the cele bration in the city streets." In 1904 at the Kansas debate at Lincoln the Daily Nebraskan said "Never before was Memori al Hall packed with a crowd that displayed greater interest than the one assembled there last night to witness one of the most brilliant contests in which a de bating team from this institu tion ever figured." I! I: - -M "'. m ,.v the question has arisen as to wheth er the YMCA and YWCA are both entitled to a separate representa tive. The wording of the council constitution is such that it can be construed either way, Mist Gourlay said. Miss Gourlay said that person ally she believed that each group was entitled to a representative. Kinnier Explain! John Kinnier, council judiciary committee chairman, indicated that that committee has not yet reached a decision, but that its first action will be s ruling on the new YMCA constitution. This, he said will not be sub ject tr a vote of the Council body, but will merely be a judiciary committee ruling. Kinnier said he thought that the two groups should have only on representative. Other Reorganization Under their past constitutions, the YMCA has had a president, secretary-treasurer, one vice presi dent and various committee and board chairmen. The constitution alteration will provide for the following vice-presi dencies: programs, projects, mem bership, and ways and means. No positions except that of the president and the secretary-treasurer, Grant Tetsuka, are aow filled. Other officers will be filled at the re-organization meeting slat ed for March 5. BABW Closes Filings 1 Today Filings for Barb Activities Board for Women close today, according to Diana Maxwell, publicity chair man. Application blanks are available outside Union 309. Applicants are to sign up for interviews tomorrow. Freshman, sophomore and jun ior women who are unaffiliated and have a 5.5 average may apply for board positions, Miss Maxwell said. Openings exist for six freshmen, six sophomores and two juniors. with the best overall record in all activities. The trophy and certifi cates for superior individual rat ings will be presented at 12:30 p.m. in Love Library Auditorium. The conference opened this morn ing with registration at Temple Building. Also held this morning were two rounds of discussion along with sessions in extemporan eous speaking and original oratory. The subject for this year's dis cussion is "How can our colleges and universities best meet the in creasing demand for higher educa tion?" Three rounds of debate will be held this afternoon. The proposal will be "Resolved: That the re quirement of membership in a la bor organization as a condition of employment should be illegaL" A banquet in the Union ball room at 6:15 p.m. will conclude today's activities. The final two rounds of debate will be held tomorrow morning, with a parliamentary sessioa scheduled for 11 a.m. in Howell Memorial Theater. Schools registered for the con ference include: Nebraska Chadron State, Creighton University, Dana College, Doane College, Hastings College, Kearney State, Luther College, Midland College, Nebraska Wesley, an, Omaha University, Peru State, University of Nebraska, Wayne State and York College. Colorado Denver University. Iowa Buena Vista College, Central College, Iowa State Teach ers College, Iowa Wesleyan and Iowa University. Kansas Bethel College, Em poria State Teachers College Fort Hays- State Teachers College, Southwestern College, Sterling Col lege and Wichita University. Minnesota Concordia College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Worth western College, St. Olaf College, St. Thomas College and University of Minnesota. Missouri Central Missouri State Teachers College, Northeast Mis souri State Teachers College, Northwest Missouri State Teachers College, University of Kansas City, Washington University and Wil liam Jewell College. South Dakota Augustana Col lege, Sioux Falls College, Southern State Teachers College, Northern State Teachers College, Yankton College and Huron College. mJCWA Extends The NUCWA membership drive has been extended to Feb. 28 ac cording to Charles Keyes, presi dent. Persons in every organized cam pus house are selling member rtwpi, Kejea Mid.