The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 12, 1959, Image 1
.lb it. DonH Look JmdpDo They? Vol. 33 No. 56 The Daily Nebraskan Monday, January 12, 1959 the fif msmm m A PUZZLED GROUP of PI Beta Phis can't understand why they can't sleep, or at least that's part of their Coed Follies skit plot, "Insomnia." Practicing for Tuesday tryouts are: (from left, standing) Carol Langhauser, Mary Kay Coonrad, Sally Mardock and Wendy Wood. Seated (from left) are: Linda Oakeson, Sue Stock, Nancy Todd, Jan Myrberg, Mamie Gardner and Monica Ross. Sororities Try Tues. For Follies Berths Fourteen To Audition In Ballroom Tuesday will be the day of reckoning for 14 sororities. That is the day AWS has set for Coed Follies tryouts. The auditions will be held in the Union Ballroom. Skitmasters must bring an alphabetically typed list of their entire casts using legal names, not nicknames. They must also bring colored sketches of the planned seen ery and costumes. rroaucuon cost limit is $100. Judges Judging the skits will be Dean Helen Snyder, Associ ate Den of Women, Miss Mary Jean Mulvaney, Asso ciate Professor of Physical Education for women, Miss Sue Arbuthnot, Assistant Pro fessor of Elementary Educa tion, Van Westover, Assitant to the Dean of Student At fairs and Richard Wagner. Manager, Pershing Municipal Auditorium. Skits will be judged on clev erness, originality and audi ence appeal. The judges will not be looking for perfection in the tryouts, according to Linda Walt. Groups trying out for the follies, their skitmasters and their auditions times are 6:30, Delta Delta Delta, "The Suc cess of Rock Hunter, Janet Dresher; 6:45, Kappa Alpha Theta, take-off on a silent movie Prudie Morrow; 7:00, Alpha Xi Delta, North ward Ho the Dogsled," Pat Salisbury; 7:15, Chi, Omega, "From Riches to Rags (or) That's the Way the Mop Flops", Beth Wilson Others 7:30, Zeta Tau Alpha. "La dies Day", Rita Carroll; 7:45, Kappa Kappa Gamma, "Hoop Scoop", Kati Dailey; 8:00, Sigma Kappa, "Don't Come Near the Waves", Nan cy Fowler; 8:15, Delta Gam ma, "Hannah Hits Harvard", Donna Scriven. 8:30, Kappa Delta, "Pre- medicated Fate of a Cap tivated Mate," Anne Nord- quist and Roberta Rack; 8:45, Pi Beta Phi, "Insomnia", Mary Anne Timmons and Mary Anne Ryan; 9:00, At pha Chi Omega, "Snow Red and the 7 Bolshevicks", Pat roner ana Joni Keeves; 9: Alpha Phi, "Harvest Moon Ball", Jan Dwarak and Anne Olson. 9:J0, Gamma Phi Beta, "Willing Debutantes", Martha Letzkus; 9:45, Alpha umicron n, ' MacBeth Bobbie Butterfield. Tassels Head Clarifies Queen Election Changes Clarification of the changes approved by Tassels o n Homecoming queen elections was made by president Georgann Humphrey. Only three of the changes approved last week by Tas sels require changes in the constitution. They include: having two instead of three Tassels on the 7-man inter viewing board, having 10 in stead of five finalists, having a queen End three attendants instead of a queen and four attendants. Other changes approved by the group will be in the form of recommendations to next year's group. These include the early announcement of the queen's name, the timing of the letter sent to houses asking them to nominate a candidate and timing of the election to determine finalists. Outstanding Nebraskan Two Profs, Student Nominate Ihree more nominations Terry Mitchem, Dallas Wil- liams and Louis Crompton have been received for the biannual selection of "Out standing Nebraskan." Further nominations must be submitted to the Daily Ne braskan office in the base ment of the Union by noon Tuesday. One senior or grad uate student and one faculty member will be selected as "Outstanding Nebras kan" and will be announced Friday in the Daily Nebras kan. Scholastic Record Miss Mitchem was cited for her exceptional scholastic record showing a 7.6 overall average and recent selection to Phi Beta Kappa. "Nowhere can one find a person with a more varied background in extra-curricu- Big 8 Councils Meet See Page 4 Eta Kappa Nu Elects Smith Paul Smith was elected president of Beta Psi chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, national electrical engineering honor society. Other officers elected for second semester are: Charles Kress, vice-president; Gordon Hunter, corresponding secre tary; Carroll Novicki, bridge correspondent; Don Cox, re cording secretary; and John Kane, treasurer. Math Colloquium Dr. Bernard Harris, as sistant professor of mathe matics, will discuss "Deter mination of Bounds on In tegrals Subject to Moment Constraints" at the mathe matics colloquium Tuesday, 3 p.m., 209 Burnett Hall. Junior Division Report 60 Per Cent Frosh Return; Sophomore Scholarship Up? By Carroll Kraus About 60 per cent (ap proximately 1,000) students from the September, 1957 freshman class returned to the University as sopho mores this semester. The mean grade average of returnees is 5.489. The above information was made available from a .survey by the Junior Divi sion, in cooperation with the Data Processing Depart ment and the Bureau of In structional Research. Higher Quality Believed Complete comparable da ta for classes previous to this are not available, but it is believed that the schol astic quality of the current sophomore class is some what higher than' previous classes. Or the 40 per cent of the 1957-58 freshman class who did not return to the Uni versity last Septtmber, 21 per cent were dropi?! from class roles because of poor scholarship or other rea sons, while 19 per cent have not returned for reasor.s of their own. However, some 73 per cent of the "eligible" non- I lar activities. She has lust stepped down as president of YWCA, she is vice-president on the Student Union Board, a past member of the AUF Board and Student Council. "She is a member of Phi Sigma Iota, language hon orary, Alpha Lambda Delta, freshman women's scholastic honorary and a Mortar Board. Her activity load has not kept her from taking ac tive part in her sorority. She has been social chairman, vice-president and is now secretary of Gamma Phi Beta. Summer Hostess "The administration rec ognizes Miss Mitchem's con tributions and named her the official summer session host ess last summer. In this ca pacity she met and extended the hand of the University to j Comstock Says Statistics Bring Efficient Projects Statistics are one means of bringing about more efficient agricultural research pro jects, n. t,. comstock, profes sor of animal husbandry at me university of Minnesota, told the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station confer ence. The conference met Thurs day and Friday. "Through statistics, scien tists are able to summarize large bodies of data, evaluate reliability of experimental re sults and design experiments so that information is obtained at minimum cost in terms of time, effort and materials," he said. The dean of the University College of Agriculture, W. V. Lambert, also spoke at the conference. "We must be constantly on the alert to be sure our ag ricultural research projects are not obsolete before the studies are completed," he told the group. "This means more efficient research work through comprehensive plan ning." returnees had grade aver ages below 5. About 30 per cent were below a 4. High Average Returnees About 4-5 of the returning sophomores had averages of 4 to 6.99. Some 94 per cent of 1957 freshmen who scored higher than a 6 average came back to NU this fall. For freshmen who had averages above 4, the re turn rate was 89 per cent. AH the students who re ceived higher than an 8 av erage returned this year, but their numbers made up only about one per cent of the total. About 58 per cent of the freshmen who had poor years below 4 grade aver age didn't return. Top Quartile Scores The report showed that top quartile high school stu dents lived up to expecta tions rather well. Only 2 per cent of their numbers have below 4 aver ages. Nearly half had bet ter than 6. Some 58 per cent of the students in the high school second quartile scored less than a 5 aver age, and 77 per cent of third Regents Elect New Board Summer Session Increase Approved in Other Action Clarence Swansor of Lin coln was elected president of the University Board of Re gents at the Board's first meeting of the year Saturday. Swanson succeeds C. Y. Thompson, retired West Point farmer, a regent since 1955. Eliot New V.P. J. G. Eliot of Scottsbluff was named vice president of the Board. Speaking of Thompson, many visiting personalities." Mr. Williams was nomin ated for his "consistent ef forts to bring to the Univer sity the finest drama of which the University Theatre is capable." "As director of University Theatre, he has established himself as an artist of integ rity. He has brought to the University stage his own high standards of artistry, infused them into his casts, and turned out a consistently high level of production. "At the same time, he has shown his classes an exact ing standard of scholarship and has proven himself an administrator of considerable ability. Howell Theatre "Due in large part to his efforts, the new Howell Me morial Theatre a building of which the University can be justly proud was built." A freshman In English nominated Louis Crompton, assistant professor 1 Eng lish, for his "firm but good humored insistence on clear thinking which helps to im prove one's writing ability. "His classes are as fine an example of the Socratic method as any this writer has encountered. He lectures occasionally but spends much time deftly prodding his students into using their heads and suggesting their answers themselves. "The usual freshman com bination of muddy thinking and pompous expression has little chance in his classes," the student commented. Dr. William Hall, director of the school of journalism, and Lyle Hansen have pre viously been nominated. YW Posts Open Chairmanships and assistant chairmanships are now open in YWCA. Applications may be picked up in Rosa Bouton Hall. They are due Wednesday. Appli cants should also sign up for an interview. Interviews will be held Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. quartile students had below 5. Fourth quartile students landed 7 per cent of their numbers in above 6 aver ages; 19 per cent from 5 to 5.99; 29 per cent from 4 to 4.99 and 45 per cent nearly half finished under 4. Most From Top Quarter Top quartile high school students scored 100 per cent in grabbing the above 8 av erages the University hand ed out last year. However, approximately 2-3 of the University freshmen in September, 1957, were from the top quartile of their freshman high school class. About a fifth were from the second quartile. Only about 3 per cent of NU freshmen in 1957-58 were from the 4th high school quartile. Percentage of students I who could be identified by each high school quartile who returned for the sopho more year is: Top quarter 70 percent; Second quar ter 58 per cent; Third quarter 44 per cent; and Fourth quarter 21 per cent. Chancellor Clifford Hardin said: "His has been the kind of dedicated public service that makes for maximum progress in an Institution of this kind." Before turning over the gavel to Swanson, Thompson termed the University the "mainspring to the progress of Nebraska." Thompson's successor as representative from the 3rd District, Richard Adkins of Osmond, also was seated. Summer Budget Approved In other action, the Regents approved a 1959 summer bud get of $319,726, an increase of $26,211 over last year's sum mer budget. Dr. Frank Sorenson, direc tor of summer sessions, noted three main reasons for the requested increase: 1) An expected increase in enroll ment: (2) Extra graduate stu dents for Increased lab offer ings; (3) A larger number of senior staff members. The Regents also appointed Bruce Nicoll director of the University's press and publi cations. Nicoll succeeds Miss Emily Schossberger, who resigned from the position in June. Ni coll joined the University staff in 1946 as assistant director of public relations. Since then he has served as administrative assistant to Chancellor R. G. Gustavson and to Chancellor Hardin from 1951-54. The Regents also accepted these resignations and made these appointments: Resignations Robert Cooke, associate in pathology. College of Medicine. Neai Shater, associate professor of agronomy. Judith Ramey Egbert, TV -correspondence instructor. Leavet of Absence Paul Schich, professor of Germanic languages. David W. Seyler, assistant professor of art. Appointments College of Agriculture Henry K. Jedlinski, assistant in plant pathology extension. Jess Kovanda. assistant county agricul tural extension agent. Charles Aohtie. research associate in agronomy. James Wiltban. research associate at Fort Robinsons Beef Cattle Research Sta tion, Crawford. Vocational Homemaklng Supervising Instructor, Feb. 1 to March 31, 1.V Mrs. Janice Martin, Fairbury High School. Marjorie Rolofson. Slanton High School. Mrs. Judith Schutz, Milfnrd High School School of Journalism R. Neale Copple. part-time instructor, named assistant professor on full time basis, effective September, 1939. Health Service Dr. Kenneth Dwight Rose, staff physi cian. College of Medicine Thomas W. Howell, instructor in Intern al medicine. Johanna Becker Wilcott, clincical psy- i-noiogisi, mental retardation project, de partment ot neurology and psych atry. Bernard Magid. clinical instructor in oostetrics ana gynecology. Audubon Tour Features Lake The Audubon Screen Tour will feature "Earthquake Lake Friday at Love Li brary Auditorium. Tickets are available form the University Bureau of Audio-visual Instruction, the Ex tension Division, and the State Museum in Morrill Hall. Rag Applications Application blanks for posi tions on the spring semester staff of the Daily Nebraskan may be picked up in Burnett 311. Interviews will be held Thursday. Oil Jobbers To Meet at NU Oil jobbers from four states will attend a three-day con ference on development in the business at the Union Tuesday. Approximately 50 petrole um, jobbers will hear, ap praise and discuss various points of view dealing with their day-to-day business problems. Speakers at the conference will include B. R. Davis, manager of distributor and dealer relations of the D-X Sunray Corporation, Tulsa, Okla.; L. T. White, vice presi dent and director of Cities Service Petroleum, Inc., New (York City, and John Shields, director of training and busi ness research of the Bennett Pump Division of the John Wood Co. in Chicago. Besides the Nebraska dele gates, oil jobbers from Iowa, Wyoming and Colorado will attend. P 1 I) if ; V ' f tfV'.'v f Swanson . . . heads Regents AF Team To Inspect ROTC Unit Reorganization Plans on Agenda A team of inspectors from the national AFROTC pro gram will discuss the reor ganization of the Nebraska University unit during their inspection tour Jan. 13-14. Lt. Col. Robert Burnham and Lt. Col. Tom Foulk, Jr. will inspect the University De tachment to "ascertain tho proficienty of operations at the University under the goal set forth by the Air Force" according to Major Richard Hamilton, director of educa tion and training here. The inspection will begin, with a formal briefing by the cadet staff officers headed by caaet col. Robert Aden, Win: Commander, and consists of visits to classrooms and of fices. Aden said the formal brief ing would be a review by the staff of their positions and duties and also an outline of the reorganization program to go into effect next semester." On their tour of classes the team will inspect the appear ance of the cadets, the quality and methods of instruction, and the efficiency of the ad ministrative operations. Col. Hamilton emphasized that the entire inspection pro cedure had to be worked out by the senior cadets and that the difficulties they encount ered were similar to those they would meet on active duty as AF officers. 2nd Edition 'Scrip' Sales Start Todav "Scrip," a literary maga zine composed of work by University students will go on sale today. Similar to the first edition published last April, it will in clude short stories, poetry, special articles and essays based on themes which will be of interest to the college stu dent. Copies will be available in Andrews Hall, Miller's Book store and the Union. Dzenis Designed The covers of both editions have been designed by Karlis Dzenis, who is in his fourth year of architecture at the University. The Lincoln artist described his cover for the new edition as "shocking . . . bold," and "unlike other cov ers seen on this campus be fore." Interested to discover the reactions of the student to his design, Dzenis colored it with equal amounts of black and magenta on a background of white. The design is composed of symbols of writing. Schultz Is Editor The magazine, which is pub lished by the University Press, is edited by Steve Schultz. Associate editors are William Johnson, Dick Gilli land and Mary Lou Iteece. Other staff members are ad viser Robert Hough, assistant professor of English, and business manager Clark Nelson. Swanson resident Drug Test Program Planned At Psychiatric 1 liter-State Center A newly announced three year grant of $291,498 from the U.S. Public Health Serv ice will allow the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute in Oma ha to set up the first co-ordi-naled state center in the coun try for evaluation of drugs in the treatment of mentally ill. The first-year amount of $79,790 was accepted by the Board of Regents Saturday. The University operates the Institute jointly with the State Board of Control. Dr. Ce II Wittson, director, said the Institute will receive $105,854 for each of the follow ing two years. Dr. Jackson Smith, associ ate director, will be in charge of the project. During the past three years, the Institute and two units in Nebraska state hospitals have evaluated 19 preparations. A period of 6 to 8 months and 72 patients are required to evaluate completely a product that shows promise, Dr. Smith said. The addition of two units in the Dakotas state hospitals at Yankton, S.D., and at Jamestown, N.D. will permit the Institute-directed program to have access to more pa tients treated under various situations. Advisers Advised At Confab Minnesota Profs Speaks to Counselor Nebraska school counselors were told "that counseling is a means of helping education develop individuals develop to the utmost of their capa bilities and potentialities." Dean E. G. Williamson, pro fessor of psychology at the University o f Minnesota, spoke at a one-day conference on school counseling held at the University Friday. Necessary Conditions Dean Williamson outlined certain assumptions and ne cessary conditions for effect ive counseling. Among these was the cen tering of attention upon the uniqueness of each individual, helping him to explore and exploit this uniqueness. He noted that experience in dicates that the best counsel ing takes place "when the student wants to be counseled and wants to establish and continue the relationship with the counselor." Dr. Robinson Dr. Francis Robinson, pro fessor of psychology at Ohio State University, discussed recent studies of experienced counselors and analyzed some of their work at an earlier session. Dr. Robinson stressed the importance of the school in the problems of the young person's personal adjustment. The meeting, which also in cluded group discussions, was sponsored by the University's department of educational psychology and measure ments, the Guidance Services division of the Nebraska State Department of Education and . the Nebraska Personnel Guidance Association. Prof Co-Authors English Book Dr. Dudley Bailey, associ ate professor of English, is co author of Form in Modern English, a book published by the Oxford University Press. Other authors of the book are Dona Worrall Brown and Wallace Brown of the Uni versity of Kansas City. Another 13 articles and technical writings by Uni versity instructors and staff members were published in recent or annual technical journals and magazines.