The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 16, 1959, Image 1

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    Financial Flop Means
IFC Balls Finished
Some Alternative Plans Offered
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By John Hoerncr
"There will never be an
other IFC Ball as we know
it" IFC social chairman Joe
Knoll said Friday night.
"We planned the ball in
February because it was a
dead month last year. This
year it was practically the
height of the social season,''
Knoll said.
Formals Held
(Kappa Alpha Theta, Kap
pa Sigma and Sigma Nu held
their formals Friday at the
same time as the IFC Ball.)
In addition to competing
formals three fraternities, Phi I
Delta Theta, Delta Tsu Delta,
and Sigma Phi Kpsilon were
holding Hell Week.
The IFC lost more than
$300 on the ball this year with
around 200 couples attending,
Knoll said.
Ball or Work
IFC treasurer Tom Nei'f,
agreed with Knoll Friday.
"We'll never have an other
one like this!"
"I'd like to see a big dance
early in the year when spirit
is high" Knoi1 said. If it was
supported by fraternities as
a whole rather than individu
al members we could bring in
most any band in the coun
try." The plan which Knoll pro-
To Honor
Mortar Boards will honor
University women for superior
scholarship at a Scholarship
Luncheon Saturday.
Guests will be the three
top-ranking sophomore, junior
and senior women and the
highest ranking senior women
in th-3 Colleges of Business
Administration, Agriculture,
Arts and Science and Teach
ers. "Women students who lead
the University in scholarship
certainly deserve some spe
cial recognition," Doris Eby,
luncheon chairman, said.
The luncheon, which will be
held at the University Club,
will replace the Mortar Board
Scholarship Tea given in past
T!fHv Hn rnmh Mortar
lv '
Board alum and law student,
will address the luncheon
pioup on the significance of
good scholarship.
In addition to the luncheon,
the Mortar Board will also
send congratulatory notes io
all women students maintain
ing a 6.5 average or above.
YW Directors
Slate Campus
Visit Tuesday
Two representatives of the
YWCA will be on the campus
Tuesday and Wednesday to
discuss professional oppor
tunities with women students.
Miss Betty Wilson, execu
tive director of the Univer
sity YWCA, will interview in
terested students Tuesday in
the second floor lounge of the
Home Economics Building on
ag campus. Appointments,
between the hours of 1:30
p.m. and 5:00 p.m., should be
made in advance in Rm. 116,
Home Ec Building.
Miss Sally Beck, Young
Adult program director at the
VUPA u'ill Ko in Rm 1
second floor of Rosa Bou'ton
Hall, -from 1:30 to 5 p m. I ,Twenty-six months ago
Wednesday : Elizabeth Remenyi walked
The YWCA needs 1,000 new !for 11 hours over the snow
workers in the next three ; covered plains of Hungary
vcars for placement in the Mnto Austria and a new life.
U.S. and Hawaii. Jobs open Now she is a librarian in
for inexperienced graduates j the Social Studies Room of
are health and physical edu
cation directors or Young
Adult and Teen-Age program
llurlhut to Talk
On Russian Visit
A recent visitor to Russia
USSR Wednesday.
Prof. L. W. Hurlbut, head
of the agricultural engineer
ing department, will lecture
aiiu show slides on Russia at
7 p.m. in Love Library audi
torium. The talk is sponsored by the
American Society of Agricul
tural Engineers.
Nibler to Speak
At Dairy Meet
C. W. Nibler, University
College of Agriculture exten
sion dairyman, will speak t
the annual meeting of the
Cornhusker Dairy Herd Im
provement Assn.
The meeting will be held at
1:30 Monday in the County Ex
tension Office at the Lincoln
Post Office.
posed would involve each fra- j
ternity putting up a certain !
amount, say $1 or $2 per!
' ' 1 I
member and then the IFC us- j
ing this budget to hold a big
event to which all fraternity
members would be invited.
With almost 1400 fraternity
members such a budget could
conceivably range up to $3,
000 or $4,000.
The budget was set at $960
for Friday night's IFC Ball,
Foreign Student Likes
Uni ROTC Program
Jordanian Impressed by Demoeracy'
By Sondra Whalcn
The spirit of the Air Force officers was cited as a true
sign of democracy by Ali Ghandour, the only foreign student
in ROTC.
"During my first semester in the program, I was my
class leader," Ghandour said. "As far as I'm concerned this
is democracy. "
The 24 year old Jordanian student had to obtain per
mission from the Jordan government to participate in the
ROTC program.
Jordanian Permission
"They were agreeable to me doing this because there
is a mutual defense arrangement between Jordan and the
United States," he said.
He explained that he would not be eligible to apply for
a commission in the Air Force. "It was agreed to train me
and that s all, he said.
Ghandour comes from Jerusalem originally where he
has eleven brothers and sisters. He is the oldest of the fam
ily. Roundabout Journey
"It has always been my dream to come to America,"
he said. "A lady I met in Jerusalem recommended this
He left Jerusalem in 1954 for Jordan.
"I was jailed for 3 months after I crossed the border,"
he explained. "Finally I received special permission from
the King to stay in the country. I slept on the streets for
one month before I got a job in an office.'
Six months later he left for Iraq, remained there six
months and then left for an accountant's job with an oil
company at "a very good salary."
Three years later he resigned his job, sold his personal
possessions and after visits to Egypt, Italy, France, Syria
and Lebanon, arrived in the United States.
Well Treated
"I have nothing to comment about the treatment of for
eign students here," he said. "I've always been well treated
and receive many invitations from people I don't even
Ghandour lives with an American family who he claims
has helped him with his English a great deal. Ice skating
is one of his favorite pastimes although he said that learn
ing was rather hard at first.
A further step toward Americanizing is .bis .crew, cut,
which he got just a few days ago.
"I didn't really want it this short," he explained, rub
bing his shorn head. "I surrendered my head to the barber
and this is the result."
KNUS Starts
With Revised
KNUS, campus radio sta
tion, starts second semester
with a completely different
format featuring special
shows along with the Top
Thirty Tunes.
At 10 a.m. Thursday, Pro
Sherman will "Meet the Ent
ertainers." Sherman will in
terview famous jazz artists
and play some of their music.
Shearing Quintet
This week the artist is
George Shearing and Quintet.
John West will review mus-
from famous movie pro-
ductions at 10 a.m. Wednes
day. A classical hour will be pre-
11 -Hour Trek Wins Liberty
Librarian Recalls Sudden Emotions of Revolution
r Jan-Hwa Chang
Wi CA J .
Vivid Memory
And although it has been
more than two years since
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. ; , , .s.
Y ' ' :-"MX
TWO YEARS after the Hungarian Revolution, Elizabeth
Remenyi sits behind a desk in the Social Studies Reading
Room of Love Library, far removed from the day when
, she made an 11-hour hike through the snow toward freedom.
the third held since the 1955
two-year layoff,
' "-eSSfu1
The 1955 Ball, also held in
Turnpike Ballroom, featured
Louis Armstrong and accord
ing to attendance records was
a huge success.
Student Affairs took a dim
view of the drinking, however,
and the Ball was discontin
ued until 1957.
Last year the Ball cost the
IFC around $900.
rented on Monday, Wednes
day and Friday from 6 to 7
Campus Interviews
Campus personalities will
be interviewed about Univers
ity problems at 7:30 p.m. on
Tuesday. Beth Toomey and
Mary McKnight are hostesses
for the program.
Bob Wirz will interview
sports personalities at '7:30
p.m. Friday.
Other shows that will start
later on in the semester in
clude "Teardrops with Dixie,"
Dixie Helms with records and
chatter, and hour shows of
progressive jazz.
Mrs. Remenyi left her na
tive land, she remembers the
Hungarian revolution scene
"It started out as a dem
onstration for the Polish
"Nobody knew that it would
become a revolution. I took
part in the demonstration.
As we were marching and
singing the national anthem,
Vol. 33, No. 66
University Faculty Salaries
Many Degrees
In 90 Years
- Sunday marked the 90th
birthday of the University.
In those years since NU
first opened its doors to a
handful of students, 60,147
degrees have been con
ferred and almost 100,000
students have been enrolled.
NY Opera
Lishner To Sing
In Spring Concert
Two nationally famous
opera singers will parti-v t?
in the University's annual
spring concert, Prof. Eman
uel Wishnow, chairman of the
music department, an
nounced. Joining Leon Lishner, as
sociate professor of music,
as featured soloists are Sarah
Fleming of the New York
Opera Co. and John Alexan
der of the NBC-TV Opera Co.
and the New York Opera Co.
Prof Lirhner has performed
with the New York Opera Co.,
the Chicago Opera Co. and
the NBC-TV Opera Co.
Performing with the 500
voices of the University chor
al group and the symphony
orchestra, Alexander will sing
"Sound an Alarm" by Han
del. Lishner will do the bari
tone solo in "By the Bivou
ac's Fitful Flame." All three
soloists will combine for
Haydn's "The Seasons "
The concert, sponsored by
the University Convocation
Committee and Department
of Music, is tentatively
planned for May 10.
Collegiate Band
Will Present
Winter Concert
The University Collegiate
Band, directed by Prof. Jack
Snidar, will present its an
nual winter concert Feb. 22,
at 4 p.m. in the Union ball
room. Featuring brass choirs, the
band will play "Jubilee," by
Kenny; the "Beautiful Gala
tea," by von Suppe; "Music
for a Carnival," by Grund
man and the "Original Suite,"
by Jacob. The trumpet en
semble will play "The Magic
Carpet"' by Burket.
Admission to this concert
is free.
everybody's emotions be
came out of control.
Shouting, Too,
"I am a very quiet person,
but I was shouting like the
"I remained there until the
soldiers started to pass out
guns to everybody. 1 could
not fire a gun to kill people.
Although I hated the Russian
government and commu
nism, I could not make my
self hate the individual per
sons and I could not kill.
"So I went home in the con
fusion. I did not want to
leave Hungary, but I had no
choice. During the days of
the revolution, I argued sev
eral times with my super
visor in the( Hungarian Na
tional Library in Budapest)
who was a Communist Par
ty member.
Had To Escape
"I was strongly against
Communism. So when the
Russians came back, I knew
1 had to escape," she re
called. She crossed the Au
strian border Dec. 28, 1956.
After staying in Austria
5 months, she went to New
York where she worked in
the New York Public Li
brary. She took the Love Li
brary position in July, 1958.
Mrs. Remenyi had received
a diploma in Library Science
Lorn the Academy of Educa
tion in Budapest in 1953.
The Doily
Studies Show Present Pay Scales
Is Far Below the National Average
By Carroll Kraus
Two studies of staff salaries
of American universities show
that the University may have
a strong basis for requesting
faculty salary boosts in the
1959-61 biennium.
Studies by the Oregon State
System of Higher Education
and the U.S. Office of Educa
tion indicate the University's
comparative standings in sal
arieschief item in the Uni
versity's proposed continua
tion budget relatively low.
Printed Studies
The "Nebraska Alumnus,"
in printing the studies re
See Page 4
Students Have
Seven Articles
Seven University journal
ism hopefuls will see the re
sults of their creative work in
print this month.
The journalism students are
the authors of all the featured
articles in the February issue
of the "Nebraska Alumnus,"
the University's Alumni As
sociation magazine.
The student writers, Diana
Maxwell, Del Hood, Ann Hale,
Anne Pickett, Emmie Limpo,
Elizabeth Smith and Pat Flan
nigan, were members of a
Journalism 151 (magazine
article) class.
Writing the magazine art
icles is one project of the
class. The February "Alum
nus" is the third annual all
student issue.
Articles by the other 11
members of the class will be
published in forthcoming is
sues of the "Alumnus."
Math Colloquium
Planned Tuesday
A mathematics colloquium
will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m.
in Room 209, Burnett Hall.
Dr. Donald Miller, assistant
professor of mathematics, will
discuss "On the Imbedding of
Nets in Affine Planes."
Upon her graduation, she
worked for the Hungarian
National Library until the
"Wonderful Place"
Mrs. Remenyi says she
thinks "the United States is
a wonderful place for one to
start a new life," but still
hopes to go back to Hungary
some day.
"But 1 realize the chance
is very slim because I know
very well the Russian sys
tem," she said.
"The thing I like best about
America is the freedom to
express one's opinion. You
do not have to be afraid that
you might be put in jail. You
can even critize the govern
ment. 'This Is Freedom'
"I think this is the com
plete freedom," she said.
Mrs. Remenyi was di
vorced in 1952 and has no
children, but three sisters
and a brother remain in
"They live very quietly and
earn barely enough to eat,"
she said.
"My letters have not
"brought them trouble be
cause there are so many
families who have escaped
relatives that it is impossible
for the government to exe
cute all the people."
ferred to by Comptroller Jo
seph Soshnik in the Governor's
hearing on the NU budget,
shows that the University staff
salaries are well under those
of many other state colleges
and universities.
Chancellor Clifford Hardin
said at the hearing that the
proposed continuation budget,
wMeh asked an increase of
more than $4 million in state
tax funds over the last bcinni
lim, was a "realistic, yet for
ward looking" one.
And although budget re
quests by the University
would place salaries in the
In Recital
Selections from Mozart,
Schumann and Debussy will
be presented Thursday in a
piano recital by Jack Crossan,
assistant professor of music.
The program, to be given
at 7:30 p.m. in the Union, is
open to the public. It will in
clude Schumann's "Fantasia
in C Major" and Debussy's
"Preludes," Volume I.
Prof. Crossan Las appeared
with soprano Dorothy Waren
skjold in concerts and has
made a record album with
Miss Warenskjold. He also
has been accompanied on
tours for John Charles Thom
as and Igor Gorm.
'Going :
J. College
Better get your use from
those white bucks and that
"Joe College is rapidly dis
appearing," according to
Registrar Floyd Hoover, as
he spoke on the University's
90th birthday Sunday.
"About 18 per cent of th
present enrollment of 8,350 1
are married; about one of I
every tour male students
have completed a tour of
duty with the armed forces;
and, despite the fact that age
18-21 is usually considered
'the college age,' more than
45 per cent of the present
student body is over age 21,"
he said.
Band Fraternity
Names Pledges
Seven University students
have been named as pledges
of Gamma Lambda, national
professional band fraternity.
New pledges are Ken Bar-
jenbruch, Larry Briggs, Paul
Huebner, Doug Kent, Bob
Peterson, Lynn Roberts and
Rod Schmidt.
Bob Colwell and Jim Mo
hatt, graduate students, were
selected as associate mem
bers. Water Institute
Slates Gustavson
A former University chan
cellor will address the Na
tional Water Resources Insti
tute in Lincoln March 18 and
Dr. R. G. Gustavson will
speak on "New Dimensions
for Conservation" at the sec
ond annual meeting.
Dr. Gustafson is now presi
dent and executive director
of Resources for the Future,
Inc., a branch of the Ford
Chemical Group
To Hear Wall
Dr. Frederick Wall will be
the speaker at the Thursday
meeting of the American
Chemical Society in Rm. 328
Avery Laboratory at 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Wall is now at the Uni
versity of Illinois where he re
ceived the American Chem-
ical Society Award in 1945 for are only 3.200 spaces avail
pure chemistry. able around the campus.
Monday, February 16, 1959
midpoint of these 1958-59 stu
dies, the Chancellor said h
did not know how much the
University would fall behind
in the coming biennium.
Near Lowest
The Oregon State study of
23 state universities and col
leges for 1958-59, as reported
by the institutions, shows
that NU is 21st from the top
in salaries for professors and
associate professors.
The study also shows that
the University ranked last in
payments for assistant pro
fessors and 19th for Instruc
tors. The NU averages were:
professor, $8,073; associate
professors, $6,687; assistant
professors, $5,482; and instruc
tors, $4,619.
Comparative Salaries
Top salaries in the study,
which was made chiefly of
Mountain, Midwest and Pa
cific Coast universities,
ranged to nearly $12,500 for
professors at one Pacific
Coast state university; about
$8,500 for associate professor
close to $6,500 at more than
a half dozen of the colleges
for assistant professor salar
ies; and salaries nearing $5,
500 for instructors.
The U.S. Office of Educa
tion study of 46 institutions
showed a mean salary of $9,
480 for professors, $7,260 for
associate professors; $6,030
for assistant professors and
$4,900 for instructors.
Maximum and minimum
means ranged from $12,350
to $6,550 professors with simi
lar fluctuations among other
staff salaries.
Request Increases
The University requested
increases would raise profes
sors' salaries an average of
about $1,500 a year for 1959-60.
Similar per cent increases
were asked for other staff
(The above figures apply to
undergraduate college facul
ties for academic year ap
pointments only.)
Gov. Ralph Brooks recom
mended trimming $3.9 million
off the entire $5.9 requested
University increase which in
cluded about a $1.6 million
increase in the expansion
Hardin had told Brooks and
former Governor Victor An
derson, at the Governor's
Hearing,, that increased sal
aries were necessary "to com
pete in the market place for
replacements for the normal
turnover in the faculty, and
we must offer our faculty ad
ditional incentive to remain
at Nebraska."
Red Cross:
Mass Meet
The University Red Cross
unit will hold its semi-annual
mass meeting Thursday at 7
p.m. in Union 313.
The meeting is arranged to
enable students who wish to
work on Red Cross to sign up
for a committee. All Red
Cross volunteer workers,
committee and board mem
bers are to attend.
Mrs. Grace Darby, recrea
tional director at the Vet
eran's Hospital will speak.
Refreshments will be served.
Workers are needed for
these committees:
State Hospital, entertain
ment, Water Safety, Adult
Activities, Orphanages, Pub
licity, Junior Red Cross,
Transportation, Handicrafts,
Vet's Hospital, Special pro
ject, Orthopedic, Leadership,
and First Aid.
KU Parking
Shows Situation
Could Be Worse
Think the parking situation
is bad here?
The Daily Kansan reports
that if all KU students and
faculty members decided to
drive their cars the same day,
4,300 of them would still b
driving around looking for
parking places.
Student cars total 5,900 and
staff members' 1,600. There