The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 15, 1959, Image 1

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Mir in
In Panel
Idea Out
Students To Talk
With Chancellor
A student convcation star
ring state Senator Jack Ro
mans was considered, then
later dropped by a group of
Interested students.
Yesterday, shortly after the
semi-schedued mass protest
died down to a very mild
roar, a student delegation
met with assistant to the
Editorial Comment
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chancelor, J i m Pittenger,
bout the possibilities of
scheduling a convocation in
which a student panel would
have the opportunity to ques
tion Romans on charges
made against various Univer
sity law professors.
Charles Keyes said after
the meeting with Pittenger
that if sufficient student sup
port could be generated, such
a convocation might be
scheduled for Tuesday or
A larger student group
composed of Keyes, George
Moyer, past Kebraskan edi
tors Sam Jensen, Dick Shu
grue and Dick Fellman and
Steve Schutz agreed that
such a convocation would ac
tually do little to clarify the
The consensus of the group
present at the Thursday night
meeting was that the Board
of Regents definitely ougt to
take a stand on the issue,
and that a study should be
made, of hiring practices in
order that no charges of
whitewashing be leveled
against the University ad
ministration. A delegation of students
composed of Pete Anderson,
senior in law school, Jensen,
Mover, Phi Sorensen and B
J. Holcomb, law student, is
scheduled to meet with Chan
cellor Clifford Hardin today,
By Marilyn Coffey
Sen. Marvin Lautenschla
ger of Grand Island indi
cated he would participate
in an "objective study" of
the hiring methods of the
University, if one were held.
Lautenschlager was one
of several senators inter
viewed by the Daily Ne
braskan after Sen. Jack
Romans commented yester
day that there was "some
talk" among senators of
"creating an investigation."
Romans told the Nebras
kan that he planned no
further individual action.
"Without question Senator
Romans has sufficient
amount of evidence to justi
fy further study," Lauten
schlager said. Such a study
should be conducted by in
terested legislators, work
ing "objectively" with the
chancellor and the Board of
Regents, according to the
Grand Island senator.
Romans' evidence was re
cently compiled in letter
form to be sent to the Board
of Regents. He read the let
ter to the Legislators
Wednesday morning.
As evidence that the hir
ing policies of the Law Col
lege should be scrutinized,
Romans cited cases of two
current professois, Merton
Berstein and Frederick Beu
tel and past professor of
law, Caleb Foote.
Berstein, according to
Romans' letter, admittedly
belonged to the American
Veteran's Committee at Co
lumbia University when "it
was subversive or at least
full of Communists;" had
been a member of the Civil
Liberties Union; denied be
longing to the Americans for
Democratic Action and later
retracted his denial.
Romans quoted the ADA
World, which listed Berstein
as members of several na
tional committees of ADA
in 1956, 1957 and 1958.
After questioning whether
the dean of Law College or
Sen. Wayne Morse or
someone else was Berstein's
boss, the senator from Ord
"His dishonesty to the
Committee, coupled with the
fact that he left a $14,003
per year position to accept
an associate professorship
at $9,000 give reason to at
least question Mr. Berstein's
Beutel, wrote Romans,
"Shows an affinity for mem
bership in organizations of
dubious character."
American Mercury maga
zine in 1953 carried an ar
ticle on "Communism and
the Colleges," which includ
ed Beutel as one of 42 pro
fessors who sponsored the
committee for Medical
Freedom, one of the "units
of the Communist front ap
paratus." The article was written by
J. B. Matthews, wh also
wrote an article about Com
munism in the churches
about the same time and
was subsequently dismissed
from McCarthy's investiga
tion staff.
Beutel said Romans ac
cusations tend to degrade
the whole Legislature."
The Mercury article, ac
cording to the profes
sor, was an attempt by
Matthews to attack some
100 leaders of American ed
ucation. "Sea. Romans has been
taken in by material that
even McCarthy c o u 1 d n't
stomach," Beutel com
mented. The U.S. Attorney Gen
eral's office in Washington
said Thursday that the Com
mittee for Medical Free
dom had never been listed
among subversive organiza
tions by the officer.
Foote, a professor at the
University from 1954-56, has
an FBI record showing that
he was a convicted felon,
indicted on three occasions
and convicted twice, accord
ing to Romans.
Chancellor Clifford Har
din said, later, that Foote's
"record contained informa
tion on his status as a con
scientious objector during
WW II which resulted in two
convictions which were sub
sequently cleared by full
presidential pardon from
the federal government
some seven years before he
came to Nebraska."
Quiet Crowd Protests
Attack on Three Profs
Vol. 33, No. Ill
The Daily Nebraskan
Friday, May 15, 1959
Hoeraciy Lee and Epp
Picked Council Officers
The Student Council
Wednesday elected three new
officers for 1959-60.
John Hoerner was elected
treasurer, Kitzi Lee was chos
en recording secretary and
Sigma Xi
Takes 60
Forty-four University grad
uate students in science were
named to associate member
ship and 16 to full member
ship in Sigma Xi, national
science honorary society, at
the annual initiation banquet
Elected to associate mem
bership were:
Herbert BalL John Barton,
Billy Best, Harry Blacker,
Martyn Bowden, William
Carlson, Climaco Cassalet,
Mitchell Doty, Martin Dum
ler, Donald EngeL Mildred
Gross, Ronald Heathcote,
Morris Hemstron
Josh Herzog, James Huf
ham, Wayne Lang, William
McCrady, Juan Munoz, An
drew Nagy, Gary Oakeson,
Gerald Olson, Francis Ost
diek, Merlin Parsons, Law
rence Rakestraw, Agaram
Rao, Raymond Real James
Rooney, Dudley Saville, Jer
ome Schnell
Ronald Schreiber, Donald
Signor, Jerry Sinor, Larrie
Stone, Evelyn Strathman,
James Swanson, James
Thompson, Fahrettin Tosun,
Edward Travnicek, Thomas
Wallace, Gordon W7arner,
Patrick Wells, Leland Wilson,
Arvel Witte and Kenneth Pa
pa. Graduate students elected
to full membership were:
Charles Anderson, Stanley
Augenstein, Marvin Bichel,
Waldeon Buss, Hilda Lei
Ching, Steward Ensign, Jean
Marsh, James Petersen, Ar-
vin Quist, Benjamin Kicha
son Jr., Paul Sand, Himansu
Sen, Marvin Schneider, John
Turnbull, David Wrilliamson
and Frank Wokoun.
IFC Dinner
By Ninety
Young, Eagleton,
Ireland Honored
Some ninety fraternity offi
cers met Wednesday night
to honor the four graduating
fraternity men with the high
est averages and the past IFC
Thurston Phelps, Phi Kap
pa Psi alum, spoke to the
University Club gathering on
scholarship and rushing.
Highest Averages
Dave Young, Theta XL
walked off with the top scho
lastic award, a watch, with
his 8.018 average in Arts and
George Eagleton, also
member of I beta XI came
second with a 7.937 average
in Arts and Sciences.
Bob Ireland was third high
est with a 7.827 average is
Arts and Sciences.
Raise Average
Phelps, a former Innocent
and three year football letter-
man, told the fraternity lead
ers that they must bring the
aD-fraternity average still
further above the all-mens.
' He advised keeping a rec
ord of freshmen's high school
records and governing their
first year's activities accord
ing to their academic ability.
In regard to rushing,"
Pehlps suggested that frater
nity men rush their university
first and formost.
He encouraged fraternities
to take advantage of the
many occasions when out
state high school seniors visit
the city for clinics, sports
events and festivals.
New Masquers
To Be Tapped
Nebraska Masquers will be
tapped at their annual dinner
to be held in the Terrace
Room of the Lincoln Hotel at
6:30 p.m. tomorrow.
The Best Actor and Best
Actress of the year will be
presented at the "Curtain
Calls of '59" dinner.
Dancing wil follow dinner
and the presentation of
Tickets for the dinner are
$3 and may be obtained in
108 Temple Building.
Former IFC president Gary
Cadwallader was presented
an inscribed gaveL In pre
senting the gavel, his succes
sor George Porter cited Cad
wallader for the 6teps taken
by the IFC under his leadership.
Block and Brjdle
Elects Wehrbein
Roger Wehrbein has been
elected president of Block
and Bridle Club.
Dr. E. R. Peo Jr., assistant
professor of animal husban
dry, was selected club ad
visor. Other new officers are Ted
Klug, vice-president; George
O'Neal, secretary; Ralph
Hazen, treasurer; Larry Wil
liams, Agricultural Executive
Board representative; Tom
Kreager, historian; John Zau
ha, co-historian; and Frank
Reece, marshal.
Don Epp was elected corres
ponding secretary.
Hoerner is the Interfrater
nity Council representative.
Miss Lee represents Teach
ers College and Epp is an
Ag College representative,
Nielsen Sworn In
Jack Nielsen, Junior in En
gineering and Architecture,
was sworn in as Council
president by outgoing presi
dent Dwaine Kogge,
Nielsen in turn adminis
tered the oath of office to
the newly elected Council
Nominated for the treasur
er's post were Hoerner, Larry
Kilstrup, Don Epp and Ken
Miss Lee and Frances Spo
eneman were the nominees
for recording secretary.
Corresponding Secretary
Corresponding secretary
nominations included Epp,
Tempero, Janet Hansen, Dick
Newman and Kilstrup.
After the election, new
council members, holdover
members and the Council ad
visors were introduced.
io runner business was
transacted by the new Coun
Hoerner is a sophomore is
Business Administration. H e
is a Daily Nebraskan staff
writer, public relations chair
man of the IFC, a member
of the 1959 Spring Day Com
mittee and Rush Chairman of
Delta Upsilon.
Miss Lee is a sophomore
in Teachers. She is a Build
ers assistant, an AUF chair
man, a member of French
Club and Kappa Kappa Gam
ma. Epp, a sophomore in Agri
culture, is a Kosmet Klub
worker, Builders chairman,
vice president of Ag Econom
ics Club, a member of Ag
ronomy Club and Faraliouse.
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Some 100 University stu
dents gathered in front of the
State Historical Society build
ing yesterday to protest Sen
ator Jack Roman s charges
against certain University law
professors but a rumored pro
test march failed to material
Peter Anderson, senior law
student told the group, "We
are here to protest we at
tack on Bernstein." This is
the only way students have to
protest, he added.
Spontaneous Meeting
Law students said the meet
ing was planned rather spon
taneously to protest Senator
Roman's actions in calling for
an investigation of the luring
methods of the Law College.
They said no protest march
had ever been planned.
At the meeting, James Pit
tenger, assistant to the Chan
cellor, suggested that a com
mittee be formed to meet with
the Chancellor about the mat
A meeting was scheduled
for 3 pjn. today.
Houses Called
As announcement of the
meeting was made at the
Union Foreign Film showing
Wednesday night and some
campus organized houses
"THE NORTH wind doth blow" through campus scatter
ing skirts, hair-dos, papers and pleasant dispositions, in
some eases. These two NU coeds, Diane Yeck and Pat
Johnson, don's seem to mind the minor gale however.
Twenty-Six Frosh Women
Initiated into Alpha Lam
Twpfltv-SIT frPsTimfln WOm- " Prng, Karyl Kosenberaer, Vii
AWemy SIX Iiesnman WOm-, Saiiorn. Lind. Sctelbiuk.. Kari-
lyi Swell. Cliirr Vrba, Ann W hiker.
Sharya Mutton, Celenui Keue wul Lynn
Six coeds were revealed as
Cornhusker Beauty Queens in
the Cornhusker which came
out this week.
They are:
Bunny Aikens, a freshman
in Teachers College and mem
ber of Pi Beta Phi.
Carol Frey, a freshman in
Teachers College and a mem
ber of Alpha Phi.
Sherry Johnson, a sopho
more in Arts and Sciences and
a member of Alpha Phi.
Linda Oakeson a sophomore
in Arts and Sciences and a
member of Pi Beta Phi
Joanne Simkins, a sopho
more in Teachers College and
a member of Chi Omega.
Yvonne Young, a junior in
Teachers College and a mem
ber of Alpha Omicron Pi. ;
The six Beauty Queens were
chosen by Steve Allen, tele
vision personality, from photo
graphs sent to him by the
Cornhusker staff.
Finalists for the title were
Judy Berry, Lois Muhle, Pat
Rutt, Margene Goettsch, Lucy
Webster and Sylvia Bathe, i
en won averages of 7.5 or
above were initiated into Al
pha Lambda Delta.
Miss Maxine Trauernicht,
faculty advisor of the scho
lastic honorary, was made an
honorary member.
Senior Awards
Dean Marjorie Johnston,
national Alpha Lambda Delta
president announced nine
winners of senior certificates;
Phyllis Bonner, Nancy Cope-
land, Ardis Deichmann, Doris
Eby, Ardyce Raring, Lois
LaRue, Terry Mitchum, Sonia
Sievers and Phyllis William
son. These awards are given
to all members having an ac
cumulative 7.5 average for
seven semesters.
Phyllis Bonner received a
book as the Alpha Lambda
Delta member having the
highest accumulative four-
year average, pnyuis also
has the highest average of all
senior women.
New Officers
Officers of Alpha Lambda
Delta for the coming year in
stalled Tuesday are Lynn
Wright president; Judy
Davis, vice president; Celesta
Weise, secretary; Mary
Kemp, treasurer; and Karen
Boesiger, historian.
The initiates:
Kiren BoeniKer, Nencr Carroll, Ruby
Daffer, Jud Davis, lutuat Ih-hu, Brea
ds Enduri. Shiriejr Catva. Elaine Ciltba.
Barbara Huffman, Julianne Kay. Mary
Kemp, Ajusela ljn. Susan Lytle. Shult-y
MuCwa, Siiirlty Parker, Mary Fuliock.
Maj. Harper
To Address
Major General Joseph
Harper, Deputy Commanding
General, Fifth U.S. Army,
will be the principal speaker
at the spring Army and Air
Ftrce ROTC commissioning
exercises June 6.
The exercises will be held
at Love Memorial Auditor
ium at 8:15 a.m.
General Harper was award
ed the Legion of Merit for
service as commander of the
327th Glider Infantry and the
Silver Star for gallantry in
action during World WTar IL
He Is a ROTC graduate
from the University of Dela
water. Sixty-three Army and Air
Force cadets will be commis
sioned second lieutenants n
the traditional pre-com-mencement
Newman Club
To Hold Picnic
were called Thursday mora
ing and requested to partici
pate in the meeting.
Law student Ken Freed said
the idea of the meeting origi
nated among law students
about the accusations, par
ticularly Roman's accusa
tions, that some of the signa
tures on two protests petitions
presented to the legislature
by law students were false.
Thirty-three law students
signed petitions protesting an
earlier resolution calling for
an investigation by the legis
lature. Romans presented tha
resolution and later withdrew
it saying he understood th
University would handle tha
Freed said he had no idea
where the rumor of a protest
march started. He also said
he did not know who was re
sponsible for calling the or
ganized houses.
Sen. Cooper
With Matter
Sen. John Cooper of Hum-
bolt after a meeting with
Chancellor Clifford Hardin,
said that he is "personally
satisfied that the law school
matter will be looked into."
Any investigation will
have to be accomplished by
a slow process Cooper said.
"It requires time and is not
a shotgun matter."
He commended the Chan
cellor's stand on Romans
charges defending the pro
fessors and their rights gen
erally, but not individually.
Cooper was not accompan
ied by any other senators
during his visit with Hardin.
Earlier, several had indicat
ed they might go along.
lCH 11 Hail TJA WHi m.
annual spring picnic Sunday
leave the Newman Center at
2 p.m. The picnic is scheduled
to begin at 3 p.m.
A 50 cent supper will be
served at 5:30. A dance will
Next Week
Interviews for the first se
mester staff of the 1959-60
Daily Nebraskan wil be held
Saturday, May 23.
Appliiations for paid posi
tions may be picked up in
the office of advisor Dr. Rob
ert Cranford in 309 Burnett.
Edicrial staff members to
be chosen and their salaries
are editor, $85; managing ed
itor, $65; news editor, $55;
copy editors and staff writ-
ana spons eaiior.
Business staff positions to
be filled include business
manager, $55 plus iommis
sions, and business assist-
No experience Is necessary
follow at the Student Union. to apply for the positions,
New Union
Terrace to Have 'Outdoor Look',
Commuters Offered Club Room
Square Dancers
Meet Tonight
The All University Square
Dance Club will meet tonight
at 8 in the Ag Union.
Lessons in round dancing
will be given at 7:30 p.m.
Election of officers also will
be held.
Admission is 25c for mem
bers and 35c for non-members.
(Note: This is the fifth in a series of ar
ticles about the New Student Union which
will open this falL Today's story features
these special areas: Terrace, Art Gallery,
Commuters Clubroom, Crafts Room, Bar
ber Shop and Auditorium.)
By Doug McCartney
For lounging under the sun or dancing
under the stars, the Union terrace brings
the outdoor look to the building.
The 24-foot-wide concrete area winds
around the north and west ends of the
Stairs from the front entrance and doors
from the lounge and Pan-American room
lead onto the terrace. Lawn furniture will
adorn the patio when the weather permits.
Art Gallery
To the left of the main entrance of the
new Union lies the Art Gallery. The wood
paneled room is separated from the main
hall by a modernistic screen, and will be
a display case for exhibits of art and
sculpture, photography and special or
ganizations. One of its purposes is to
serve as a reception lounge in connection
with the Pan-American Room
Shifting to the basement one Finds the
"Commuter's Club Room". It is designed
to provide a place to eat lunches and study
for commuters.
The lunch area win have various-sized
tables, chairs and vending machines. The
rest of the room is a study area. Beige
and yellow tile rises to seven feet on the
walls. Music will be piped in from the
control booth.
SLewers Offered
Across the halL the "Commuter's
Lounge" will contain clothes lockers and
showers. Adjoining quiet rooms with cots .
will provide for quick naps.
In the same southeast corner, the new
craft shop will contain work tables,
benches, sinks and other facilities plus
storage room for organizational displays.
Here campus organizations and commit
tees can check out paper, paint and other
supplies to make banners and signs.
The Union will sponsor a crafts program
and offer a non-credit class each se
mester. Next door a poster shop will take or
ders from organizations for signs and post
ers. Orders can be filled in 24 hours with
the use of the Morgan Line-O-Scribe ma
chine. A ditto machine will be available
to organizations. All orders will be placed
with the Activities Office.
Barber Shop
Another new feature in the basement is
a campus barber shop. Barbers will be
especially talented at collegiate haircuts.
Five chairs and modern equipment win be
included as wen as a study nook and
lounge. Shoes can be polished on a do-it-yourself
shoe shining machine.
Prices win be the same as in other Lin
coln shops and the shop win probably op
erate six days a week.
Probably one of the most popular rooms
of the new Union wUl be the "little audi
torium". Located just off the party rooms
la the west end of the basement, the room
features a sloping concrete floor and pre
ce ilium stage. Sliding panels on the stage
convert it into a bulletin borad, blackboard
or movie screen.
There is a small dressing room to the
left of the stage and a projection booth at
the back. The nearby servery can be
utilized to serve food if desired.
The auditorium has permanert sealing
for 172. Seats are soft and have ashtrays.
This room can be used for movies, art
films, conferences, large group meetings,
lectures, book reviews, recitals, small
concerts and a variety of other things. ,