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Vol. 33, No. 79
The Daily Nebraskan
Wednesday, March 11, 1959
Board's Action Abolishes
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Charity in a Cylinder
wue-ss KtauKAKSAL for rnursday's joint
KNUS-National Foundation for infantile
Paralysis effort to raise money finds Pro
sherman tucked into an iron lung. Sher
man will broadcast from the iron lung
Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the
Union lobby in a fund raising effort..
ental Bachelor of Science
Moot Court to Begin March 18.
Six Teams to Vie for Regional
The annual Allen Moot
Court competition will begin
at the College of Law March
18, with six two-man teams
Part of the Law College
functions since 1953, Moot
Court arguments will be held
in the moot court room of the
Teams arguing are Jay
Sullivan, president of the
Moot Court Board of Advis
ors, and Charles Wall vs. Bob
McCalla and Bob Knapple at
7:30 p.m. March 18.
Alvin Grove and Claude
Berreckman vs. John Heass
ler and Richard Hubbner at
7:30 p.m. on March 19.
Roger Langenheim and
Dick Petrie vs. Larry Frazier
and Bill Gilmore at 7:30 p.m.
on March 19.
Regional, National
A three-man team will be
selected after the arguments
for regional and national com
petition. -The regional round
will be held in St. Louis and
the finals in New York with a
Justice of the U.S. Supreme
Court presiding.
In 1953, Nebraska won na
tional competition and In 1956
won national honors for pre
senting the winning brief and
oral argument.
Freshmen in Law School
lec-rn how to handle a case
in moot court in non-competitive
Moot Question
Th case contains a moot
question; that is, one with two
arguable sides. The advisory
board usually tries to present
a question of law where the
law leans to one side and the
policy to the other.
The student is allowed about
three weeks to do research,
write a memorandum and
brief, and prepare an oral
argument. The process takes
from fiO to 120 hours of work
and gives to the student the
basic knowledge that is re
quired of lawyers.
Freshmen arguments take
place in the court room of
the law school. The case is
argued before three judges
who are volunteers from up-
perciassmen. Judges give
their opinions on which side
wins - and constructive criti
cism on the writing and con-
Elliott To Give
'Last Lecture'
Dr. Curtis Elliott, professor
of economics, will speak at
the Talks and Topics meeting
Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in
Room 316 of the Union.
He will give a speech en
titled "My Last Lecture," as
if it were his last lecture.
"The committee has been
aslang speakers to do differ
ent things like this in order to
get more interesting side
lights," Sue Carkoski, Union
Publicity Chairman said.
tent of the brief and presenta
tion. Law School competition con
sists of four arguments, with
two students on a team. Prac
ticing attorneys judge the
Once a team loses a round,
they are eliminated. Winners
of the semi-final or the third
argument argue the final
round before the judges of the
Nebraska Supreme Court.
Winners' names are inscribed
on a permanent plaque in the
Law College.
Allen Alexrod, law profes
sor, listens to early argu
ments and decides which
team has the best possibility
of winning.
At the School of Law a con
stitution sets forth basic prin
ciples and purposes for the
local competition. It also pro
vides for the Board of Advis
ors which has control of
school competition but fcav
no functional capacity regard
ing nationals.
Prof. Axelrod has ccted as
general advisor of the nation
al team since 1953. The Board
has the duty of seeing that
the problems are written.
teams selected, judges ob
tained and schedules fol
lowed. It also arbitrates dis
putes that may arise. Facul
ty advisor of the board this
year is Richard Harnsberger,
assistant professor of law.
All competition is open to
the public and everyone is in
vited to attend the arguments.
Prof. Koehl Comments-
Berlin Crisis 'War of Nerves,'
Part of Russ 'Initiative' Policy
"The Berlin crisis is the old business of
a war of nerves," Robert Koehl, associate
professor of history, said.
Rusia's actions, as Koehl views them,
are determined by her foreign policy and
her internal needs.
Soviet Initiative
"The crisis is part of the Soviet policy
of always keeping the initiative," he said.
"In this way, the United States must con
centrate her efforts in the brush-fire areas
rather than develop her own initiative else
where in economic competition, for in
stance." Trouble In Berlin also reflects unrest In
the satellite, Koehl said.
"It is an effort on Russia's part to show
the satellites they have no hope in West
ern help," he commented.
This is particularly important in Poland
and East Germany.
Thorn in Side
"West Berlin is a thorn in the side of
East Germany," Koehl said. Through
West Berlin propaganda from the West
may be disemminated. East Germans
may flee via the air routes rom the west
tern sector.
The possibility that a unified Germany
could be re-born frightens the Poles,
Koehl noted. Khrushchev can scare Po
land, a country still more hostile to Soviet
rule than even Hungary and East Ger
many, by suggesting the possibility of
agreement on a unified Germany, he said.
Russia's policy in the past has been to
push to the brink of war, then back down
suddenly and stir trouble elsewhere, ac
cording to Koehl. The next possible trouble
area might be Formosa, he said.
America's policy might be "pushing
Khrushchev to see if he'll crack," Koehl
"The United States seems to be pushing
Khrushchev as much as he's pushing us,"
be said.
"It may be that some of the erratic past
behavior of Khrushchev Indicates that he
k not as firmly in power as Stalin was,"
he continued.
Khrushchev's behavior toward the Brit
ish Prime Minister Macmillan "first
'friendly, then a slap in the face" is the
behavior of a man who is either very sure
of himself or not sure ,of himself, Koehl
"We don't know which is true of Khrush
chev," he commented.
"If this crisis comes to a shooting war,
we can kiss Berlin goodbye and a lot
more," he said.
"This doesn't look like a local war. If
America does try to keep Berlin by force,
atomic weapons will probably be used
and not just tactical weapons."
"This leads me to think this is a war of
nerves," he concluded. -
Since America Is a democracy, her for
eign policy cannot be kept in the dark.
This means that we must be prepared for
all eventualities such as the possibility
of war. This produces a delicate situation,
Koehl explained, because any incident in
Berlin might provoke demands for the
United States to act.
Much Manipulation
"There is a big difference between
manipulation of public opinion and educa
tion of the public," Koehl said.
"I think there has been too much of the
For instance, there has been a contin
ued emphasis on America's right to be in
Berlin. This is a necessary emphasis but
it is also necessary for Americans to un
derstand that the people in Europe are not
so certain of cur right to occupy West Ber
lin, Koehl said.
He suggested that President Eisenhower
or Vice President Nixon broadcast a
"policy speech" telling the public why we
are in Berlin and where the points of ne
gotiation between Russia and the United
States lie.
"The fact that Dulles is sick and that
Ike is busy and may be not so well him
self, doesn't alter the fact that such a
speech would be good," the professor commented.
State Tour
Foreign Student
Signup Needed
The deadline for signing up
for the International Student
Tour, March 23-25, is tomor
Application blanks should
be turned in to the Union Ac
tivities office.
An orientation meeting for
all international students go
ing on the Mortar Board spon
sored tour of Nebraska will
be held Thursday at 5 p.m. in
Parlor A of the Union;
The bus tour of various Ne
braskan cities, industries,
etc., is limited to 40 students
The cost is $7.50, covering
room, board and transnorta
tion. .
"The tour is designed to ac
quaint international students
with the different facets of
iNeoraskan lite not seen in
Lincoln," Patsy Kaufman
chairman of the tour, said.
Stop Schedule
Places to be visited include:
Curtis School of Agriculture
where a program including
the Junior Aksarben is
A newspaper plant a n d a
new high school in Grand Is
land. The Teachers College in
Alfalfa mills and feed lots
in Lexington.
A plant manufacturing plas
tic irrigation tubes in Cozad.
Pioneer Village in Minden.
Sets Concert
A Faculty Concert of Cham
ber Music, featuring mem
bers of the University music
department, will be held
Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the
Union Ballroom.
The program will include
"String Quartet No. 2, Op.
92" by Prokofieff; Brahms
"Trio for Piano, Violin, and
Horn, Op. 40," and "Quintet
for Piano, Two Violins, Viola,
and Violincello, Op. 81" by
Emanuel Wishnow, chair
man of the department of
music; Myron Cohen of Oma
ha, graduate student; Louis
Trzcinski, assistant profes
sor; Pricilla Parson, instruc
tor in music; Jack Crossan,
assistant professor of piano;
Jack Snider, assistant pro
fessor of brass instruments
and theory; and Audun Rav
nan. assistant professor of
music, will be t h e featured
faculty musicians.
IFC Offir
Due Tonight
Fraternities must have their
suggested nominations in to
the IFC executive committee
The IFC executive commit
tee's slate will be revealed
March 19.
"The nominations which
have to be in tonight," IFC
President Gary Cadwallader
said, "are suggestions for the
executive committee to use
in making up a slate."
According to Cadwallader,
a house may suggest candi
dates either from their own
membership or from another
IFC fraternity.
"Nominees must be active
members of an IFC fraternity
with a cumulative average of
at least 5.0," Cadwallader
The executive committee is
not bound to form the slate
from these men, he said.
Few Changes
"However, the selection is
almost without fail made
from these suggestions," he
Any person not on the slate
may be nominated from the
floor of the IFC at the time cf
election, this year April 1.
Members of the executive
The Bachelor of Science in
the College of Dentistry was
abolished by vote of the
Board of Regents in its meet
ing Tuesday.
The degrees are given to
students who have had two
years of predental courses in
the College of Arts and Sci
ences and two years in the
College of Dentistry.
Two Dental Years
The students then must
take another two years in the
College of Dentistry to receive
their Doctor of Dental Surg-
Regents Grant 4 Leaves
For Study by Professors
Four University professors
will spend the next school
year in special study away
ii om tne campus.
The professors are Dr. Wii
liam Leavitt, Dr. Reino Virta
nen, Dr. Robert Knoll and
Harvey Hinshaw.
Math Study
Dr. Leavitt, chairman of
the mathematics department,
will accept fellowships from
the National Science Founda
tion and the University Re
search Council for advanced
work in mathematics.
He will take advanced work
in abstract algebra and con-
Med College
To Hear
Dr. Lynen
Dr. Feodor Lynen, professor
of biochemistry at the Univer
sity of Munich in Germany,
will speak at the University
College of Medicine Monday
and the following Wednesday.
A graduate of Munich Uni
versity, he is also director of
the Institute for Cell Chemis
try, German Psychiatric Re
search Institute, Munich.
His research has primarily
concerned problems associat
ed with the fatty acid cycle.
His studies on the role of
coenzyme A in the metabolism
of fat have earned him world
wide recognition.
Dr. Lynen received the Neu-
berg Medal of the American
Society of European Chemists
in recognition of his outstand
ing contributions to biochemis
try. He is a member of the
Bavarian Academy of Science
and an honorary member of
the Harvey Society.
He will speak at a general
seminar at 2 p.m. Monday and
at an all-campus convocation
at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
tinue his present research on
the g e n e f a 1 area of ring
theory and the theory of mod
ules at Princeton University
and the Institute for Advanced
Study in Princeton, N. J.
Dr. Virtanen, Dr. Knoll and
Hinshaw will study under
grants from the Woods Foun
dation. Virtanen to Paris
Dr. Virtanen, professor of
romance languages and lit
erature, will do most of his
research at the National Li
brary in Paris. He will study
the impact of science on
French literature of the 20th
Dr. Knoll will extend his
study of the place of Ben Jon
son among Elizabethan writ
ers. He will work principally
at the Huntington Library,
San Marino, Calif.
He is an associate profes
sor of English.
Hinshaw, assistant profes
sor of music, will continue his
study of the American com
poser Charles Ives and renew
his study with Madame Ro
sina Lhevinne at the Juilliard
School in New York.
The Board of Regents ap
proved the grants and leaves
of absences Tuesday.
Seats Limited
University Theatre sea
son ticket holders and oth
ers who plan to see "The
Matchmaker" in Howell
Theatre this week should
make reservations now. The
number of seats remaining
is limited, according to
Grover Kautz, in charge of
publicity for the play.
Friday and Saturday per
formances are sold out, but
some tickets are available
for today and Thursday.
them to
council are the four IFC of
ficers and the three advisors. J comports with the
'Matchmaker Scores:
Larcenous Trio Nab
Hearts at Howell
By George Moyer
There are thieves on the stage at Howell Theatre, a
trio of them, and if you don't watch out Wednesday
through Saturday they will steal your heart.
The trio are Carl Harshbarger, Roy Willey and James
Baker who are appearing in the "Matchmaker," Thornton
Wilder's comedy farce with a "Gay Nineties" setting.
Harshbarger makes his debut on the Howell stage a suc
cessful one in his role as Cornelius, the rich man's .clerk
who decides that there is no time like the summertime for
a lark in New York. He has the show's juciest male part
and does well by underplaying until just at the right mo
ment. Then he is just on time with a slapstick grimace
well calculated to jar the audience into a good solid belly
Accomplished as Harshbarger is at escaping with the
audiences' full attention while on the stage, he has a great
deal of competition.
Willey returns to the stage where he copped best actor
awards last year with a smash. If anyone thinks one sem
ester's layoff has made Roy rusty, he soon changes their
mind as Maiachai Stack. He is on stage briefly in the first
act, not at all in the second, but then comes back to cap
ture the third act. He has a soliloquy on vice which is guar
anteed to convert the most pious of Christians.
Collaborating with Willey is James Baker as a cab
driver. i a part that is never honored with a given name,
Baker turns in the best performance of his three-year
Howell career. He is villainous to a comic fault, drunken
in the best comic tradition and larcenous enough to give
Willey and Harshbarger all they want when it comes to
scene stealing.
The rest of the cast cooperates to make Matchmaker
one of the best I've seen at the University. Ron Hall is a'
wonderfully flustered Barnaby, the apprentice, and Alice
Baumgartner as Irene Molloy and Ellie Kessler as her
clerk, Minnie, get in some good comedy licks.
It is a little disappointing, however, that the two actors
billed as the leading players never quite jell. Dick Marrs is
an adequate Vandergelder, but somehow he is never able
to convince the audience that his bluster is not something
that he has read in the author's directions.
Bonna Tebo Hays as Mrs. Levi is also returning to the
Howell stage. She came back with top billing after a semes
ter's absence and somehow appears a little uneasy for it.
For the first thiee acts, I half expected her to whirl and
offer Snow White a poisoned apple, but she seemed to get
more human by the finale.
In a valiant effort to offer the theatre patrons a real
Gay Nineties atmosphere, the management has provided
oleo acts to fill time while sets are being changed plus a
German band. The band is a brassy success, but none of
the oleo acts live up to the show. Cliff Soubier comes close
with a couple of throaty ballads. Sylvia Rigg belts a pair of
torch sonas pretty good, but unfortunately the music ill
Nineties moult.
ery, which allows
practice dentistry.
Dr. Ralph Ireland, dean of
the college, explained that the
degrees carry no significance
since the students cannot
practice dentistry with them.
Under the former proce
dure, students who lacked
two years of foreign lan
guage in high school had to
complete 16 hours of a lan
guage in the College of Arts
and Sciences. According to
Dean Ireland, these required
16 hours created an unbal
ance during the pre-dental
No Prohibition
This ruling, however, does
not prohibit students from
taking a foreign language if
they wish, Dean Ireland said.
Dr. Dale Haynes, associate
professor of school adminis
tration, was named chairman
of the department of school
A University faculty mem
ber since 1955, he is adminis
trator of the Nebraska Com
munity Education Project
He was previously director
of research for the S c h o o 1
Executive magazine and a
teacher and school superin
tendent in Iowa.
Welfare Agreement
Dr. Hayes received his Doc
tor of Education degree from
Columbia university, hi
Master's Degree from the
University of Denver and his
Bachelor of Arts Deeree from
Buena Vista College in Iowa.
An agreement with the Ne
braska State Board of Public
Welfare was approved bv the
Made through the Office of
Services for Crippled Chil
dren, the agreement allows
University Hospital facilities
to be used for the rheumatic
fever and cardiac nrowam
and for a limited number of
cleft palate and cleft lip na-
Services for CriDDled Chil
dren will compensate the
University Hospital at a rate
of $27 a day for each patient
ine Board approved the use
of $1,176 from the Carl Her
man Larson bequest as the
University's one-ninth share
in the Natimal Defense Ed
ucation Act., to which the
Federal government has con
tributed $10,581.
Claire Harper, director of
the loans, said that 69 appli
cations have been received,
asking for $28,013 for federal
student loans this current se
mester. 32 Married
He said of the applicants,
12 are under 21 years of age
and 57 are over 21. Thirty
two are married and have a
total of 51 children.
The University and the
University Foundation have
loaned a total of $117,669 since
July 1, according to Harper.
The Board approved the
resolution to publish "Nebras
ka Folklore" by the late Miss
Louise Pound and also the
appointment of Mari Sandoz,
nationally known Nebraska
author, to conduct a series of
television shows on KUON-
TV from March 15 until May
New Math Head
Dr. Edwin Halfar was
named acting chairman of
the mathematics department,
effective Sept. 1, in the ab
sence of Dr. William Leavitt,
who will take a leave of ab
sence. In addition, the Board ap
Dr. Trevor Evans of Emory
University in Georgia as vis
iting professor in mathemat
ics to assume the teaching
duties of Dr. Leavitt.
A motion that the Nebraska
Hall of Youth in the Kellogg
Center be named the Hardin
Hall of Youth for Chancellor
Clifford Hardin was tabled in
the Regents meeting.
The Chancellor pointed out
that .the motion, introduced
by Dr. B. N. Greenberg,
should be dropped because he
did not feel it was proper for
a building or monument to
be named for a person while
that person was still active on
the University campus.
But It's Winter
This is a case of
Snow, Come Again."
For any NU studeel wno
feels he needs a short rest,
the weatherman has a hope
ful note snow was predicted
for last night and new wet
snow and coid temperatures
Vacation, anyone?
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