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Vol. 33, No, 103
The Daily Nebraskan
Friday, May 1, 1959
Law Students
Backing Merton Bernstein
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The action of many of my
students was highly gratify
ing," Mertoh Bernstein, as
sistant professor of law, told
the Daily Nebraskan.
He referred to a letter,
signed by 23 freshmen in Law
College, addressed to the
members of the state legisla
ture. Deny Accusations
The letter, in turn, was
prompted by a resolution in-
troduced by Sen. Jack
Romans of Ord, recommend
ing an investigation of the
methods of hiring professors
in Law College, and by com
ments by legislators concern
ing "left-wing educators.
The students said "we
categorically deny that we
have been instructed in any
doctrine by any member of
the (Law College faculty)
which would tend to destroy
Local Papers Speak Out
Against Romans9 Charges
EMPTY This throne will soon hold the
1959 May Queen. The Queen and her court
will be revealed Saturday, 9:30 a.m. at the
morning Ivy Day festivities.
T.inenm newspapers have
lined themselves up solidly in
their editorial columns
against what the Lincoln Star
called the "witchcraft and
character assassination con
nected with the Merton Bern
stein case."
The Omaha world-Herald
said this morning tnat u
hoped no member of tne
Legislature was thinking of
muzzling professors.
The issue, according to the
Omaha daily, was what Bern-
Ivy Day
omp, rageaniry
ay Be Rain-Dampened
Queen, Court
Presentation of the May
Queen and her court plus the
masking and tackling of Mor
tar Boards and Innocents,
will highlight the day.
Spring day activities start
with a parade of crammed
cars at 1 p.m., after which
pig catching, egg catching,
tus-o-wars and push bail
contests will commence.
A football scrimmage
Possible showers for Satur
day but fair to partly cloudy
weather with a high near 80
degrees is the forecast for
Ivy Day festivities get un
dei -y at 9:30 a.m.
tor ow on the grounds
norti. of the former Admin
istration Building at 12th and
R. However, if the rain comes
as it did last year, the event
will be held in the Coliseum.
Jitters Jitter Juniors
A strange virus has invaded the campus.
Transmitted by senior men and women, the malady is
commonly known as Junior Jitters. It is most often found
among junior class members -who have participated ex
tensively in extracurricular activities.
An average of more than 6.5 for women, and 6.0 for
men usually worsens the jittering. Presidency of an organ
ization is almost sure to invoke spasms, while a vice pres
idency is enough to put an individual in the critical ward.
Symptoms of the disease include a peculiar desire to
call home every day and circles under the eyes from a
lack of sleep.
Carriers may also be spotted by the jump they give
when confronted by certain prominent members of the
senior class. At times this jump is accompanied by a
draining of color from the face as the individual flees for
the nearest exit.
The virus is expected to break into an epidemic Fri
day night at local habitats surrounding the community.
Biz Ad Society Takes Nineteen
Fifteen students and four
faculty members have been
initiated into Beta Gamma
Sigma, honorary business ad
ministration society.
The students are:
t loyd Beams, Beverly Ellis,
Jay Hartwig, Lewis Hiatt,
Veldon Lewis, Jack Meyer,
Robert Sehestedt, John Stuart,
Norman Week, James Geist,
Robert Marks, Ronald Mor
phew, Dewey Pleake, Frank
Tomson and Carole Triplett.
Faculty members are Geor
ge Holdren, John Minick, Ger
ald Thompson and H. Nicho
las Windehausen.
3:30 p.m. will preview the
University's team.
Trophies will be awarded
to the houses with the high
est over-all totals in Spring
Day events. Individual prizes
are also being offered for the
various contests.
The Union Street Dance
will climax the day, from
8 to 12 p.m. f
There will be 2 a.m. hours
for all women students on
Ivy Day. No overnights may
be taken without special permission.
Bars, Bangs
Union a 21er Tonight
Don't be surprised if you
see a gun fight as you wander
out of the Union bar tonight.
The Union comes of age to
night and a root beer bar,
mock gun fight, covered wag
on and poker games will add
to the celebration.
Cheap Drinks
And as chips trade hands
and cowpokes fall In the
streets, Tommy Tomlin's
band will play for an outside
dance, hands can get the dust
out of their throats at reduced
prices in the Crib and grab a
little chow in the form of free
birthdsy cake at 10:30 p.m.
But at its birth, the Union
wasn't planning on things
quite so wild and wooly.
Smoking OK
One of the biggest Nova
tions in the new Union, ac
cording to its director, was
that there would be no ban on
When the Union opened the
day before Ivy Day, 1938, an
Masked Rider Medley
Innocent SI
Via Front
AnciilteoRiral AssocwM
Court Magistrate
German Beak
Joe Sick
Wood' Opening
Jons' Girl-friend
Teacher Pet
AfViHe Ointment
Pawnshop Owner
Chief Justice
Harvard Man
Pen Pal
Little But
M. C.
Aetaon Unlimited
Cry Baby
Track Widow
Shyster Hideaway
Psychiatry inc.
Red Cross Center
Boot HiU
Cheesecake Center
Shyater'f Hideaway
Bur nam Wood
Blue and Whit Castle
IVep Freeze
Beta Annex
Boot Hill
Cheesecake Center
Beta Annex
Newest Addition
Shyster's Hideaway
Boot HUI
Pyschiatry In.
Burnam Wood
no trainer
no trainer
Little Do
no trainer
Yell Queea
Farmer in tl DeH
no trainer
Independent Leader
no trainer
Chest Cold
Shepherd's Helper
no trainer
no trainer
do trainer
Little Doc
no trainer
Chest Cold
YU Queen
Favorite Sandwich
3 2
7 1
first to cross the finish line
never headed
a leader all way
shows evidence of careful
may o tar if (riven the
should carry an tb tradition
a fine showing
solid choice
needs no help
steady runner
top training brings result
strong contender
late at the start but cam
on fast
has shown good form
dark horse
long shot definitely
not spectacular but may be
finish in the money
can't be counted out
strong start but has faded
in tiie stretch
Interest has faded
table mate may nose her out
ker strong
start ha been
Red Robed Riders
A Kereir
Admtnny Favorite
Red Cap
Fe Fm
Rli-h Farmer
Farmer' Boy
Bine Plate Special
Ad Man
Piety Plus
Copy Boy
Pbote Finish
Buddha Bars
Bomb Shelter
Tosl Shed
Glass Menarery
PHI Place
Tool Shed
Tool Shed
Mortgage Manor
Harriwers' Hall
Cramrar Place
Buddha Bsra
Thieves' Dee
The Synagogse
Harrewers' Hall
Glass Mrnagery
Buddha Bars
Hell Hole
Baddha Bar
Glass Meaacery
1-1 trainer
J-t no trainer
-l Trab
t i Ass
t-1 ne trslner
won't eve work np sweat
has practiced falling for weeks
little) bey pushed lnte big thing
"tough fight, maw, bit I wsa . ,
late peak pays off
i LiMni'iMf I Id Betitles
av-1 breetor they've gotta havs thre
5-J Doesee clumsy eled makes good
M-l Se elided Valley has wanted netning else
ts-l Jebrke
15-1 ne trslaer
5-1 ne trainer
11)0-1 ne trainer
't-l pe trainer
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ts-l Ass
SS't-1 a trslner
v-l Prophet
4(11-1 ne trainer
701-1 Ass
Beclsded Vsller
tt' harder and harder t get 1 .
1.0 sneaks sver
talked his wsy In
hew. why. and what for? he doe tut even hart a smile!
"bat ths Mortar Beards can take 14 ... "
la tt the shakes mean anything
lee late with tee little
well, he's still get sal
eeeld get grsss-stalned knees tr he slip
"gee. Pollock didn't havs either . .
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open house and free dancing
added to the fun. The Daily
Nebraskan carried a special
edition about the new Union
and Radio KFAB broadcast a
15-minute program describing
the student center.
Ivy Day Schedule
:30 Carillon tower soncert
9:35 Band concert
i:4S Mortar Boards and Innocents enter
1.50 Ivy and Daisy chains enter
Presentation et the May Osesa and
her court
Planting of the Ivy
10:10 Adam Brerkrnridge, dean of facal-
ties, to speak
10:15 Mortar Boarda, Innocents and
chains recess
10:20 Fraternity Sing
11:50 Court recessional
12:55 Carillon tower concert
1:00 Court jrocessional
1:05 Sorority sing
2:00 Innocents present Scholarship cup
2:05 Residence Halls, Men's Glee sing
2:20 Mortar Board Cup
IFC Awards
Innocents Cun
t:90 Sing winners announced
2:40 Court rectssional
2:45 Mortar Boards and Innocents begin
masking aad tackling new members
Prizes Set
For Games
Are Donators
In addition to the reg
ular Spring Day competition
awards, Lincoln businessmen
have donated merchandize
prizes to help make the com
petition more interesting.
The winners of the Push
Ball and men's and women's
tug-of-war contests will re
ceive trophys.
Laundry Passes
Free laundry certificates
from Al's Half Hour Laundry
will be given to the winners
of the women's Balancing
Race and men's Pig Catch
ing. The woman's Sack Race
and Shotput Throw winners
will receive a $1 pizza from
The winner of men's Egg
Catching will receive free
passes to East Hills; the win
ner of the women's event
will be awarded a $2 pizza
from Christianos'.
Moviet Tickest
The winning couple of the
Three Legged Race will re
ceive Cooper Theatre Foun
dation tickets.
The men's Push-up contest
East Hills.
The Mystery Event will
give a $2 pizza from
Romano's and East Hills
stein's lack of memory had to
do with his qualifications as a
professor of law.
William Dobler. editor of
the Lincoln Star, said that
Sen. Jack Romans of Ord,
Sen. John Cooper of Hum
boldt, Sen. John Aufenkamp
or Julian, Sen. Hal Bnden
baugh of Dakota City and
other allied with them have
"dragged the state and their
colleagues, particularly,
through such a mass of mud
that they will face a major
task of cleansing themselves.
"Grown men have exhibited
the mentality of infants and
the intolerance of apartheid,"
Dobler commented.
The More or Less Personal
column in the Lincoln Even
ing Journal, commented that
the incident "demonstrated
once again the dangerous lack
of respect for a diversity of
opinion which too often is dis
played in Nebraska.
The column cited Sen.
Cooper who said "We can't
use that philosophy in Ne.
braska" and, "For the bene
fit of the youth of Nebraska
and to preserve their pure
ness m thinking, we must
eliminate these left-wing-
thinkmg educators."
"Who is to determine what
philosophy Nebraska can
use?" the columnist asked,
and answered, "Let's hope it
will be the people themselves
and not a handful of self
appointed thought-analysts."
Lake Cited
For Aid
To Indians
James Lake, University Col
lege of Law professor, has
been given a citation for out
standing service to the Amer
ican Indians during 1958.
The Association of Ameri
can Indian Affairs made the
award at its annual meeting
in New York City.
In making the award, the
association said that it also
"honors the University of Ne
braska to whose law faculty
he belongs."
Nebraska tribes today
"have a core of steadfast
friends to whom they may
turn," the association contin
ued, referring to t r i b e s in
northeast Nebraska.
"It originated in a little cir
cle of people of intellect and
conscience at the University
of Nebraska," the association
added, saying that Prof. Lake
was "standing in the middle
of that circle from the start."
The association also com
mended faculty members Dr.
James Reinhardt, Prof, and
Mrs. Paul Meadows and Dr.
Garnet Larson.
Will Lack
Council Rep
The College of Pharmacy
will not be represented on the
1959-60 Student Council, the
Council judiciary committee
ruled Wednesday.
The reason for the ruling
was the fact that the College
has only one student that is
eligible for the position. The
Council constitution requires
that each candidate for the
position of college representa
tive be opposed.
The College of Dentistry
will be allowed a representa
tive. Since only one dentistry stu
dent filed by the deadline of
5 last Friday, the Council is
making an effort to secure
other candidates for the post
by 5 p.m. today to make a
valid election for the Dentis
try College representative.
our pureness of thought or
cause us to favor 1 e f t-wing
The letter was given to Sen.
Harry Pizer of North Platte
to be read May 11 when Sen.
Romans' resolution will be
discussed on the floor of the
Free Speech
"We resent any attempt to
deny members of the faculty
their right to exercise free
speech and their political
rights," the letter continued.
It was signed by Sam Jen
sen, Duane Hubbard, Frank
Sidles, Robert Zuber, Richard
Gee, Merritt Powell, Walter
Weaver, Leonard Vhynalik,
Walter O'Neal Jr., Parker
Shipley, Kenneth Freed, Don
Sherwood, David Quist, John
Hummel, Earl Witthoff, J.
Hawley, Richard Goos, Ron
ald Sluyter, Philip Wehrman,
B. J. Holcomb, Samuel Van
Pelt, Fred Goerman and
James Crowley.
"There have been no indi
cations in our classes instruct
ed by Professor Bernstein
that he favored any political
doctrine, nor have there been
any indications that he dis
favored any political doc
trine," the students wrote.
Brooks' Request
"We believe that the Uni
versity community is fortu
nate and privileged to have
a man of such stature serving
on its faculty," they con
Bernstein, at the request of
Gov. Ralph Brooks, drafted
the governor's proposed state
labor relations act bill,
LB 708, which was killed, last
The professor testified for
the bill at its hearing before
the Labor and Public Welfare
Committee. ;
At the hearing, Sea.
Romans questioned Bernstein
about his membership In sev
eral organizations, including
the Americans for Democrat
ic Action.
Fully Disclosed
He denied being a member
of ADA; then, later, in a let
ter to committee members
which was read Monday on
the floor of the legislature,
said that he had been a
member of the group, "con
trary to my recollection."
Hi1? membership was "fully
disclosed to the federal gov
ernment and caused no dif
ficulty whatsoever," he wrote.
Chancellor Clifford Hardin
defended the faculty mem
bers' right to "express them
selves on all subjects accord
ing to their own best Judg
ments." He indicated that the Uni
versity would cooperate with
the Legislature if it, "after
due deliberation chooses to
call for an investigation of
methods and practices of
hiring professors."
Faculty's Rights Stated
"The right to uphold, to discuss and dissent are the
moral fiber of America's greatness. They are likewise the
strength of a great University."
This was part of a statement of principles adopted by
the Board of Regents, November 21, 1953, with respect to
faculty rights and privileges.
The faculty must be assured of their rights and re
sponsibilities of their positions, the Board stated. They
listed these rights and responsibilities as follows;
The full right to speak as a citizen.
The responsibilities of citizenship.
The right, as a professional person, to freedom In re
search and to publication of the results thereof, limited
only by the precepts of scholarship and faithful perform
ance of other academic responsibilities.
The right, as a professional person, to free and
thorough expression in the classroom.
The Board of Regents adopted the statement of prin
ciple at the time Professor Clyde Mitchell was under fire
by the Farm Bureau for expressing views contrary to that
of the bureau.
Among the men who agreed to the statement then, are
current Regents J. L. Welsh, J. G. Elliott and B. N. Green
berg. Others concurring were C. Y. Thompson, R. W.
Devoe and Earle Johnson.
Schnabel Named Editor
Of 1959-60 Cornhusker
Sue-Ann Schnabel has been, charge of photography and
chosen editor of the 1959-60 layout and uaroiyn i.ang, as.
Chosen to fill other major
paid positions were Dick
Basoco, associate e d 1 1 o r in
Kuncl Gets
Gold Medal
Twenty -five University
Army ROTC cadets received
recognition at a military
parade yesterday.
Receiving the C. J. Frank
forter Gold Medal awarded
annually to the University
cadet achieving the highest
ROTC Summer camp rating
was Pat Kuncl. national com
mander of the Pershing Rifles
and commander of the Second
Battle Group of the Army
ROTC Cadel Brigade.
A certificate of achievement
was awarded to Houshang
Ameri, Iranian student, for
the outstanding manner in
which he has performed his
cadet duties.
Four cadets were awarded
certificates as Cadets of the
month for April. Kenneth
Tharp, 1st Battle Group; Gay
White, 2nd Battle Group; Al
bert Maxey, 3rd Battle Group
and John Schurr, 4th Battle
Group were presented certi
ficates of achievement in rec
ognition of their contribution
to the Cadet Brigade during
The Colonel J. B. Ladd Min
ute Man Medals for good cit
izenship and military profici
ency were awarded to 19
freshmen cadets.
They were:
William Amis. Marshall Ruhr, Earl
Gale, James Herbert. Louis Smetana,
Alan Jorrensen. John Zauha, Roger Skid
more, Stev?n Gage, Michael Cook, Larry
Edwards. Robert Cahoon, Glade Snober
ger. Daniel Whrebein, Jay Snell, Arnold
Ban, Deon Snithman. Larry Wegner and
Leonard Kluthe.
sociate editor m charge of
Dick Masters, Mary La
Keill, Tom Frolick and Linda
Rohwedder were c h o i e n as
managing editors.
Mary Cunningham will be
business manager for the new
Cornhusker and assistants
will be Robin Snyder and
Dave McConahay.
Miss Schnabel is a member
of Theta Sigma Phi, Pi Lamb
da Theta and is secretary of
Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Basoco is president of
Builders, vice president of
Sigma Delta Chi and secre
tary of Theta XL
Miss Cunningham is house
chairman of Kappa Kappa
Masters Is a Kosmet Klub
worker and a member of Kap
pa Sigma.
Miss Keill is activities
chairman of Alpha Chi Omega
and Spring Day publicity
Frolic is a member of Beta
Theta Pi, on the IFC scholar
ship committee, a student
council candidate in Arts and
Miss Rohwedder Is a Red
Cross board member and a
member of Kappa Kappa
Snider is a varsity swim
mer, a member of the BizAd
Exec Council and Phi Delta
McConahay lsavarslty
golfer, member of Corn Cobs,
Gamma Lambda and Phi
Kappa PsL
Square Dance
The All-University Square
Dance Club will meet at 8
p.m. tonight in the College
Activities building on Ag Cam
pus. Instruction on round dano
ing will begin at 7; 30 p.m.