The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 08, 1959, Image 1

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THE ELGIN BUILDING, once the home
of one of Lincoln's largest industries, now
stands lonely and empty at the edge of
the University campus. But the building
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next year again may become a center of
activity, not of manufacturing or com
merce, but of study and classes. .
IFC Interviews'
Political Committee to Select
SC Slate, Get New Chairman
Between 20 and 30 candi
dates will be interviewed for
10 IFC Student Council slate
positions tonight, according to
George Porter, IFC president.
The slate is picked by the
IFC political committee.
A new committee chairman
will be named by the execu
tive committee to fill the spot
vacated by Porter's election
to the IFC presidency. He was
former head of the political
The IFC will slate candi
dates from the colleges o f
Agriculture, Arts and Sci
ences, Business Administra
tion, Engineering & Architec
hire, Pharmacy", Teachers and
The Interviews will begin
promptly at 7 p.m., Porter
Prep Girls:
Ag Hospitality Day
May Attract 1,000
Approximately 800 to" 1,000
high school girls are expected
to attend Hospitality Day on
the Agricultural campus.
'Headlines in Home Eco
nomics" will be the theme of
this year's 10th Hospitality
Day. Junior and senior high
school girls will attend next
Tuesday and Wednesday.
Columbia Will Give
Journalism Grants
Scholarships for students
interested in attending the
graduate school of Journalism
at Columbia University have
been announced by that
Persons who wish to apply
should write to Dean Edward
Barrett at the office of the
Graduate School, New York
27, N.Y.
Funds for scholarships have
Increased by $65,000 making
$12,200 available for distribu
tion in 1959-0. Four new
awards will yield individual
grants ranging from $500 to
$2,000 each.
These will provide assist
ance for superior students
who lack adequate financing
to pursue the one year grad
uate program. The new grants
bring the total amount of fel-
slowships and scholarship
asistance available at the
school to approximately $40,-
000 annually.
Sellers Attends
Wayne Meeting
Dr. J. L. Sellers, president
of the Nebraska State Histori
cal Society, will introduce the
speaker at the Society's
spring meeting at Wayne
State Teachers College.
An Oklahoma University
Research professor of history,
Gilbert Fite will give the ad
dress, "Flight From the
Farm." Dr. William Brand
enburg, president of Wayne,
will preside. The invocation
will be given by Dean Wil
liam Zimmerman of Midland
Acquainting high school
girls with the opportunities
available in home economics
is the object of the annual
event, which was started in
Chancellor Clifford Hardin;
A. C. Breckenridge, dean of
faculties: William Lambert,
dean of the College of Agricul
ture; Dr. Florence McKinney,
home economics professor.
and Margaret ConnelL home
economics instructor, will
give welcoming speeches.
Other Hospitality Day plans
include a tour of the Ag com
pus, style show and attending
a meeting of the Home Eco
nomics Club.
The Farm House Quartet
and the Love Hall Coeds will
entertain at the Tuesday style
show while Wednesday's en
tertainment will be provided
by Mike Bremer and his qui-
tar. Leonard Muthe, fresh
man in agriculture, will lead
the girls in group singing on
both afternoons.
Registration starts at 9 a.m.
next Tuesday. General chair
man for the event is Rose
Marie TondL
said. Applicants will be inter
viewed alphabetically accord
ing to the college they wish
to represent.
'We hope to notify the can-
diates of their selection late
Wednesday evening so they
can go ahead with their fil
ing," Porter said.
The slate will be publicly
announced Friday, Porter
The IFC political committee
is composed of representa
tives from Alpha Gamma Sig
ma, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta
Sigma Psi, Beta Theta Pi, Del
ta Sigma Phi and Delta Tau
Delta along with the newly
appointed chairman of t h e
According to Porter, the
houses which compose the
committee can send any rep
resentative they wish. The
IFC is requesting officers or
at least uppclassmen, Porter
Honors Planned
For Stockman
The Block and Bridle Club
will honor James Kreycik of
Wood Lake as an outstanding
Nebraska stockman at an
annual banquet on April 17.
The banquet is held in con
nection with the Feeders Day
at the college of Agriculture
Mr. Kreycik is a nationally
recognized producer and
judge of Angus cattle.
A portrait of Kreycik will
be placed in Animal Husban
dry Hall.
Tickets may be obtained
from the Block and Bridle
Club until April 14.
Sorority Sing
Info Deadlined
Information for the Intersor
ority Ivy Day Sing must be
submitted today.
Each sorority must have the
name of their song, songlead
er, an alphabetical list of the
singers and a $3 entry fee in
to Marilyn Pickett at the Pi
Beta Phi house by 5 p.m.
Pop Series
hi Demand
Auditions for the Summer
Pop Concerts of the Omaha
Symphony Orchestra will be
held Saturday at the YWCA
Central office from 3 to 5
Soloists are being sought by
the Orchestra.
"Our 1959 season is being
expanded to present a produc
tion of 'Carousel' for which
we'll need four leads," Ker
mit Hansen, president of the
Omaha Symphony, said. "We
will also present the Ameri
can premiere of a Robert
Burns Cantata by Serge Ho-j
vey, featuring two soloists and
a chorus of 16 voices."
Joseph Levine, conductor of
the orchestra, will hear all au
ditions and is reportedly look
ing for voices to sing concert
versions of "Carmen" and
"Tales of Hoffman" which
will be given when the orches
tra takes a musical trip to
Those trying out are asked
to bring their own accompan
ist. The Pop season opens June
30 with concerts every Tues
day night through August 8.
The possibility of fresh
men attending all classes in
one building has been tossed
into the idea stew for use
of the Elgin building.
This plan would help dis
perse traffic on the campus
and would move a center
of parking to the Elgin lot
said Carl Donaldson, secre
tary of the Building Com
mittee. Besides ideas for the use
of the building, the stew
has been seasoned by the
traffic flow problem and the
time element the building
committee hopes that the
first occupants can move
in next fall.
The Building Committee
has been hearing ideas
about who shall occupy the
recently acquired building.
Departments such as the
Conservation and Survey
Department and the Exten
sion Division may occupy
Elgin, Donaldson said. The
committee is planning to
see how these departments
would fit in.
Service areas such as the
photography offices might
occupy some of the base
ment rooms not suited for
classrooms, he said.
One of the problems in
deciding who shall occupy
the Elgin building hinges on
the problem of student traf
fic flow throughout the cam
pus. Sprint
How to utilize the building
without having astudent
sprint from the north-east
corner of campus to the
music building in t h e ten
minute class break is only
one aspect of this problem.
Vertical flow of traffic
within the building also pre
sents a problem.
For instance, if the space
in the Elgin building were
utilized for classroom space
(like that in Burnett Hall)
this would mean 900 stu
dents on each of the six
floors. How to siphon this
many students down stair
wells or elevators is a prob
lem that must be consid
ered. The building currently
has two elevators (one capa
ble of holding 40 persons,
the other a freight elevator)
and two stair cases.
Escalators may be used
in the building to help dis
perse the'student load, Don
aldson said.
Ideally, students should
have enough classes in the
building that the long trek
across campus could be
If freshman and sopho
more level classes were
located there, these stu
dents could simply move
from floor to floor instead
of changing buildings be
tween classes.
The committee has been
studying the many aspects
of the problem by conduct
ing traffic flow studies,
analyzing class scheduling,
finding out the cost of spe
cializing a building, (e.g.,
plumbing for science
classes) listening to the
growth estimates of various
colleges, consulting deans
and listening to any one
with an idea.
If it is feasible for non
student departments to
move to the Elgin Building,
such a transfer will prob
ably take place next fall,
Donaldson said.
"We hope (with our fin
gers crossed) that the first
classes can be held there
second semester of next
year," he continued.
After that, classrooms
will open progressively over
the next four or five years,
he said.
Members of the Building
Committee, which serves as
an advisory committee, for
the chancellor, are A. C.
Breckenridge, dean of fac
ulties; John Weaver, deaa
of graduate college; Dr.
Merle Stoneman, professor
of school administration j
Dr. Franklin Eldridge, as
sociate director of resident
instruction; Linus Smith,
chairman of the architec
tural department and
Charles Fowler, director of
division buildings and
grounds, an ex officio menv
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Vol. 33, No. 90
The Daily Nebraskan
Wednesday, April 8, 1959
University Begins to
Says Nebraska Author
By Marilyn Coffey I shortcoming, from Roscoe
The typewriter stopped Pound to Chief Sitting Bull.
clacking, a lithe, blond and The Nebraska author, Ma
tan woman appeared at the ri Sandoz, reverted frequent
door. ,lv to her Drimarv interest
From the time she spoke, j midwestern history and writ-
conversation wandered blithe-! ing.
ly, encompassing subjects
ranging from the University
Creative People
Describing the University
nation's educational i as she knew it, she spoke of
Alec Guinness
Stars Sunday
The Captain's Paradise,"
starring Alec Guinness and
Yvonne de Carlo, is this
week's Sunday Night Movie
in the Union Ballroom.
The comedy, from which the
Broadway musical "Oh Cap
tain" was adapted, will begin
at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free
with University identification.
Coming Soon on the Union
film schedule are "The Wild
One," "Mister Roberts," and
"A Face in the Crowd."
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Miss Sandoz
the 1920's and 30's as a "good
time for creative people."
Young people gathered in
the local coffee-shops. Art
students, literature students,
an occasional lawyer or
judge and professors dis
cussed life, philosophy, cur
rent events.
"When 'The Captive' was
banned in New York, this
was a personal affront to us,"
she said.
After the depression and
through the world war, inter
est in creative thinking really
died down, she said.
Out of Slump
Now things have begun to
"hum" again. The University
Is just beginning to pull out
of its slump. Miss Sandoz at
tributed the increased inter
est in part to men like Karl
Shapiro, recently added to
the University English staff.
Her face grew more ani
mated and intense, as she de
scribed some of her interests
and values.
"Art is the only thing that
has permanence. My private
interest lies in permanent
values, but my public inter
est recognizes that semi-permanent
values are important,
She regarded government,
healta standards, etc., as
things of semi-permanent
Assistant Attorney General Has
Lead in Next Theater Production
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( Gass Officer Elections Vigorous,
But The Faction9 Ruled Suprem
Class officers were as vital a part of
campus elections as Student Council rep
resentatives back in 1953 and the whole
thing was supported by the All Univer
sity Party, otherwise known as the Fac
tion. Campaigning included want ads in the
Daily Nebraskan, posters and verbal
rallies. Women candidates banded to
gether with a common goal "Elect a
Woman for Your Class." (Elections wera
held by class rather than by college.)
Panty Raid
A want ad advertising a vice presidential
candidate is quoted thus: "Harding for
Veep Forces are sponsoring a first ad
versary Panty Raid Thursday evening at
7 at 16th and R. This is an all-university
panty raid classes will be dismissed. To
participate you must have your ID card
punched or at least torn a little."
In a more serious vein, another candi
date listed bis platform in six parts which
included backing the class boards, stimu
la ting Hnsker spirit, supporting all Uni
versity College Days and renting caps and
The Student Council was then reported
to encourage any type of campaigning "as
long as it doesn't interfere with the stu
dent's welfare." Pictures of the candi
dates for both class offices and Student
Council were displayed in the City and Ag
Present Restrictions
The only restrictions on this year's elec
tions, the most open in several years, are
the size of the posters and banning of loud
speakers on cars.
The All Univeislty Party was reported
as "a sweeping success" when all of the
AUP class officer candidates were elected.
In the Council elections, seven faction can
didates were elected while two lost Five
nonfaction men and three women were
also elected.
A record vote was cast In 1953, with
2,047 voters going to the polls. Last year
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Dr. Pfeiler
To Lecture
On Germany
Dr. William Pfeiler, chair
man of the German depart
ment, ill give an illustrated
lecture on Germany Thursday
at 7:30 p.m. in Love Library
"From a Mil
lennial to a
C e ntennial,"
the lecture
slides from
the north Ger
man region,
primarily a
town named
B r u ns wick, Dr. Pfeiler
which borders on the Soviet
zone. Brunswick, Pfeiler's
home town," celebrated its
thousandth year in 1863.
There is no admission
charge for the lecture.
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Math Statistician
To Speak Here
A mathematical statistician
will be the featured speaker
at a mathematics colioquim
Thursday at 3 p.m. in 225
Dr. Edwin Crow will dis
cuss "Some Applications of
the Fourier Transform in
Statistics." He is with the
National Bureau of Stan
dards, Boulder, Colo.
John Wenstrand, assistant
attorney general of Nebraska,
will play the lead role, Nat
Miller, in the University Thea
tre production of "Ah Wilder
ness" May 6-9.
Dallas Williams, director of
the Theatre, explained that a
graduate student in sociology
formerly held the role of Nat
Miller but t h a t he was in
jured in an automobile acci
dent over Easter vacation.
The department asked Wen
strand to take the part since
all available people will be
working in "The Taming of
the Shrew" and "Ah Wilder
ness" both of which will be
held the same week.
Wenstrand's part in "Ah
Wilderness" will be the first
since he received his Mas
ters Degree in Speech and
Dramatic Art seven years
ago. Before acquiring his
speech degree Wenstrand
graduated from the Univer
sity Law School and was ad
mitted to the bar.
During his college career
at the University Wenstrand
played Faust, and appearpd
in the Shakespearian works,
"Othello," "Macbeth" and
"Caesar and Cleopatra." He
has also been in University
productions of "School for
Scandel," "WMerset," Joan
of Lorraine," "Secret Scene"
and "Dream Girl."
After receiving his Masters
Degree in Speech, Wenstrand
joined the legal department
of the Kewitt Construction
Company In Omaha. He later
resigned and set up private
law practice la Lincoln. lie
was appointed assistant attor
ney general two years ago.
He has been active in civic
affairs and in the Lincoln
Community Playhouse.
As Comedy
Nat Miller, the All-American
role originally created by
George Cohen in the early
'30's on Broadway, will be re
created by John Wenstrand in
the University Theatre pro
duction of "Ah Wilderness."
The play, written by Eugene
O'Neill, will be directed b y
Dr. Joseph Baldwin, assistant
professor of Speech and Dra
matic Art. Set in a small New
England town in 1906, the
work is termed an honest and
realistic comedy by Dr. Bald
win. Nat Miller Is a newspaper
man and the genial, wise fath
er who has his hands full with
his son, Richard, a high school
senior who expresses an inter
est in women, the "modern"
books of Ibsen and Shaw and
life in general.
Richard, portrayed by Gary
Parker, is forbidden to see the
girl next door by her father
because he has been reading
her Oscar Wilde's poetry
which is considered rather er
From Oscar Wilde's poetry,
Miller's son goes to a saloon
where he picks up a prosti
But Dr. Baldwin added, It
all works out"
"No historian is uninter
ested in government," she
Curious Liberty
Trying to define her philoso
phy, she described herself as
"liberal" having been raised
in a family that was against
anyone telling you what to
As a child, she enjoyed what
she called a "curious kind of
liberty." Her father complete
ly dominated her home, yet
did not feel he dominated the
minds of his children.
"We're a mess of individual
opinions, all six of ns," she
said, describing her sisters
and brothers.
"I've always had an admir
ation for the religious con
ceptions of the Sioux Indians,
she continued.
Sioux Indians
"The interrelationships of
things the Sioux understood
that well," she explained.
This Indian tribe had no re
ligious symbols, but stressed
the brotherhood of man witj
nature. All life was a part of
the great powers, and when
man died, his personality did
not remain distinct but the
thing that was alive In him
returned to the great pool of
life and power.
The Sioux bad no demonoV
"If something went wrong,
you were out of tune with
this universal thing," Miss
Sandoz said.
The Indians recognized the
difference between praying
for personal gain and asking
for the good of the people.
Fit Open Country
"Somehow this philosophy
seemed to fit the open coun
try better than the Christian
religions that were brought
to it, she commented.
"it still hurts me to see
soil erosion, to see the air
polluted, to see the killing of
animals for the sport of loll
This Indian philosophy in
fluenced my choice of subject
matter," the author said.
I've been interested in what
modern man does to a region
when he moves Into it, and
what the region does to him."
Four of her books deal wita
this problem, she said, in
cluding her well-known "Old
Jules." She plans two more
books to round out her series
on this theme, one dealing
with the inhabitants of the
mid-west in the stone ages
and the other dealing with the
oil men.
Sandoz to Speak
At English Meet
Marl Sandoz is scheduled
to be guest speaker at the
Nebraska Council of Teach
ers of English spring meeting
Saturday at the Student Union.
Miss Sandoz, former Ne
braskan and celebrated au
thor of "Old Jules," will
speak on 'The Craft of Writ
She is currently giving a
special series of lecture!
over KUON-TV which began
last night
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