The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 11, 1959, Image 1

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Student Protests Fizzle
Vol. 34, No. 3-ih-
Short Gowns Favored
In Military Ball Polling'
. . . But Long Dresses Supported, Too
By Karen Long
As the highlight of the so
clal season approaches, girls
must make the decision if
they will wear the traditional
long formal or the popular
cocktail dresses to the Mill'
tary Ball. ,
In a campus poll, two-thirds
of the fellows and 'gals inter
viewed preferred the short
dresses while the other third
thought that the affair should
stick with formality all the
way through.
Candidates Disagree
However, the candidates
Dorm Theft
Are Filed
Petty larceny charges were
filed Tuesday against a . 20-year-old
Lincoln woman in
connection with a series of
thefts in the Women's Resi
dence Halls.
She is not a University stu
dent, according to Chief De
puty County Attorney Paul
Douglas, who filed the
charges. She will be ar
raigned Thursday in county
Douglas said Eugene Mas
ters, head of the campus po
lice force, brought the woman
to him Monday.
Masters declined to tell the
Daily Nebraskan details until
the arraignment.
According to Douglas,
"Capt Masters has already
returned a housemother's
television set , found in the
girl's home."
"Nearly 30 purses with
amounts from $2 to $20 also
were stolen," he added.
Douglas said the girl told
him the thefts had occurred
within the last two weeks, but
Masters said there had been
reports of pilfering since the
first week of school.
The girl had spent most of
the money, Douglas said.
Good Luck Hop
Is Friday, 13th
A "Good Luck Hop" has
been planned by the Student
Union for Friday (the 13th)
immediately following the pep
New records are being pur
chased by the Union small
dance committee. Both stags
and couples are invited.
" Twenty-two sorority
pledges have been nominated
for Junior IFC Pledge Class
Queen, to be presented at the
annual fraternity pledge class
dance at the Turnpike Ball
room Nov. 13.
Pledges and their dates will
dance from 8-12 to the music
of Jimmy Rhea and his or
chestra. A
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PLEDGE QUEEN CANDIDATES Nineteen of the candi
dates for Junior IFC Queen smile for the cameraman.
Pictured above (top row, from left) are; Joanie Davies,
. ftindy J-' v'. Jeenle Morrison, Margie Fetsr, Rs
Ann Saalfield, Kathy Carney, Suella Stalder and Claire
Roehrkasse; (bottom row, from left) Rhoda Skiff, Linda
Jensen, Becky Schneider, Jan Scott and Jayne Erickson.
In the picture to the right are (from eft): Ruthie Chub
buck, Jane Jeffrey, JiO'e Westerhoff, Joanie Chenoweth,
Leah Smith and Connie Wilson. Not pictured are Pat Dow
and Gale Mulligan.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA .Wednesday,. November 11, 1959
for Honorary Commandant do
not agree. Eighteen of the
24 favored long dresses while
one of the six against said
that all girls in the Grand
March should wear them. An
other thought that the hon
ored four should.
The primary reason
against the floor length gowns
was that they didn't think
anyone else would wear them,
said Dick Basoco of Navy
ROTC who asked, the candi
dates. Bill Wilson who favored the
long ones summed up the
male opinion on his side with
this statement:
"The trend for all dances
the last several years has
been cocktail dresses. The
Military Ball used to be
pretty, but the beauty and tra-
Is 'Star'
Roland McDole, h a r d
hitting right tackle on the
NU football squad, has
been named the Daily Ne
braskan ."Star of the Week"
for his play in the Nebraska-Iowa
State game
For details:
See Page 3
Love Fines
Are Fine,
Says Farley
University library fines
will continue at the usual
rate, despite a trend across
the country to raise them.
According to Richard Far
ley, associate librarian, "The
reasoning behind the trends
seems to be that as students
get more money, fines lose
their sting."
Rates here are five cents
a day a volume. Overnight re
serve books cost 25 cents for
the first hour and five cents
per hour after that.
P arley said Tuesday that
the general return rate of lo
cal students is "good."
He estimated last year s
fines totaled nearly $2,000, in
cluding summer school ses
sion. The money is used to re
pair and replace books and
add more copies, he said.
Ballots w i 11 be issued to
couples as . they enter the
dance and voting will take
place at ' intermission after
the candidates have paraded
before' the group. Both men
and women will vote.
Members of the Junior IFC
will then count the ballots and
the Queen will be announced
about 11:30 p.m.
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dition has been taken away
from it by the different types
of dresses."
'Won't Fit'
In opposition to the big
dresses, Ron Bell said, "The
girl and the dress just won't
fit in a Volkswagen."
Most of the girls who pre
ferred the short dresses
thought that wool dresses for
the event be dispensed and
keep the short ones strictly
Another fellow disagreed
and. said, "You can't be too
formal at Pershing."
Some girls felt that long
formals can only be worn by
tall girls. Girls who have
them say this is the only time
of the year that they really
can wear them and that when
they dress for a formal occa
sion everyone should be in
long formals since the men
wear tuxes.
No Jitterbugging
The fellows chimed back
with "I hate to step on
women's pretty dresses
and a couple just can't jitter
bug." A friend replied, "But does
anyone really dance much at
these things?"
The most common remark
was, "Why not be comfort
able and practical, wear the
Another girl who favored
the once a year dress-up said
that to be feminine a girl
should wear the long dress.
Dr. Weaver
Will Head
Grad Group
Dr.- John Weaver has been
named chairman of the edu
cational policies committee
of the American Association
of Graduate Schools.
The dean of the University
Graduate College succeeds
Dean Jacques Barzun of Co
lumbia University.
Suggesting solutions for
problems in graduate educa
tion and maintaining national
standards for such education
are the main functions of the
Other members of the com
mittee named at the recent
meeting in New Hork City in
clude Dean Robert Lumian
sky of Tulane University,
Dean Alexander H u r d of
North Carolina University and
Dean Joseph McCarthy of the
University of Washington.
For Pledge
The candidates, their
sorority and the fraternity
which nominated them are:
Joanie Davies, Kappa Al
pha Theta, Sigma Alpha Ep
silon; Sandy Johnson, Chi
Omega, Kappa Sigma; Jean
nie Morrison, -Delta Gamma,
Sigma Chi; Margie Feese,
Kappa Delta, Acacia; Rose
Ann Saalfeld, Gamma P h i
Power Failure
Causes Blackout
Breakdown of a genera
tor at the University power
plant about 8 p.m. last
night caused a brief black
out in buildings on the east
side of the campus. .
"Lights were out for less
than 10 minutes in Sel
leck Quadrangle, Residence
Halls for Women, Student
Union and some class
buildings," according to
Paul Owen,, public power
"It was a minor acci
dent," he added.
A crowd of students gath
ered in front of the girl's
dorm aft or the lights went
out but ' s o o n dispersed.
Campus police were not
available for comment after
the incident. .
New Sons
Is Needed
Prizes Offered
In Open Contest
Tassels and Corn Cobs
sponsored a song contest oh
our campus this fall, but it
was just a small one com
pared to one started at South
ern Methodist University.
SMU has opened a contest
for the composition of a uni
versity alma mater-type song
to any professional or ama
teur composer in the country.
The contest, endowed by W.
W. Caruth, has prizes to be
awarded over a three-year
period totaling ?7,20O and a
possible bonus of $2,500 if it
becomes the official school
In the spring of 1960, 1961
and 1962 the submitted songs
will be judged by SMU alum
ni, students and faculty. On
the basis of the judging,
awards of $1,000 for first prize,
$600 for second prize and $300
for third will be made in June
of each of the three years.
The nine prize-winners then
will he eligible for the grand
prize of $1,500, to be awarded
in November, 1962.
All entries awarded prizes
in any year will be subject to
option for copyright by SMU.
' In this way SMU hopes to
gain songs with original
words and music appropriate
for the exclusive use by stu
dents, faculty and alumni of
their school exclusively.
Class Queen
Beta, Beta Sigma Psl.
Karen Carney, Kappa Al
pha Theta, Phi Delta Theta;
Suella Stalder, Chi Omega,
Delta Upsilon; Claire Roehr
kasse, Sigma Kappa, Alpha
Gamma Sigma; Rhoda Skiff,
Gamma Phi Beta, Beta.Theta
Pi. '
Becky Schneider, Chi Omega,
FarmHouse; 'Jan Scott," Del
ta Gamma, Alpha Gamma
Rho; Jayne Ericksoii, Alpha
Phi, Phi Gamma Delta;
Ruthie Chubbuck, Kappa
Kappa Gamma, Phi Kappa
Psi; Jane. Jeffrey, Alpha Phi,
Sigma Nu; 'Julie Westerhorf,
Alpha Omicron Pi, Pi Kappa
Joanie Chenoweth, Kappa
Kappa Gamma, Sigma Phi
Epsiloni Leah Smith, Pi Beta
Phi, Theta Xi; Connie Wil
son, Chi Omega, Delta Tau
Delta; Pat Dow, Alpha Omi
cron Pi, Zeta Beta Tau; Linda
Jensen, Kappa Kappa Gam
maSigma Alpha Mu; amd
Gale Mulligan, Pi Beta Phi,
Alpha Tau Omega.
By Jim Forrest
Selection of the calendar
for the academic year 1960
1961 was mcde by a unani
mous vote of the Faculty Sen
ate Tuesday afternoon.
The calender sets the start
of the school year on Sept.
19. It will terminate June 8,
The Senate approved the
calendar question in the open
ing minutes of the meeting.
It was anticipated that an ob
jection to the new schedule
would be voiced by the Stu
dent Council, but no Council
members were present.
KNUS Expansion
CampUS Radio Plans
Increased Reception
Plans for expansion, includ
ing the beginning of a new
program series and the in
creasing of reception range
on Ag Campus, are in the
offing for Campus radio sta
tion KNUS.
Program director Jim Rhea
said, "Beginning Nov. 30, we
hope to broadcast a one-hour
program from the 'Crib each
night Monday through B'riday
from 8-9."
Music, Interviews
The show is intended to be
primarily entertaining and
will include' music and inter
views, he said.
"At present," Rhea also
noted, "we reach only about
2,000 students at Selleck Quad
rangle, Burr Hall and the
Women's Residence Halls on
city campus. Plans are to in
stall equipment in the Wom
en's Residence Halls on Ag
Campus which will enable us
to reach them also."
Other services to be provid
ed free of charge to Univer
sity students upon request
include announcement of so
cial events, playing of record
requests and promotion of
charity drives such as AUF.
Broadcast Events .
In addition, the station,
which is theoretically in com
petition with the "Rag" to "get
the news to the student first,"
Hawkins Hop
Gives Gals
Girls, here's your chance!
No date Friday night, then
don t worry. Just ask your
feller to the Sadie Hawkins
Dance at the College Activi
ties Building on Ag campus.
Beginning at 8:30, there
will be schmoos, dancing and
entertainment for everyone.
Two added features will be
"Marryin Sam" and the "Gut
Bucket Combo."
Sadie Hawkins Day origin
ated in the days of yore when
Sadie, the daughter of Marry
in' Sam, failed to marry at
the usual early age. Her
father, determined that she
should marry, then took his
shotgun and forced a poor
male soul to marry his ugly
This tradition held through
the years until the lime of
LLil' Abner and Daisy Mae.
Daisy Mae followed the tradi
tion 'in capturing Lil' Abner
a her "hubby" in the little
village of Dogpatch Center.
Ever since this time this
tradition holds and a day is
always set aside for the
Sadie Hawkins event.
This first annual event on
Ag is sponsored by the Ag
Union. The whole Sadie Haw
kins tradition will be fea
tured with Dogpatch costumes
the style along with the tra
ditional "girls asking the
boys to come."
Today, students on Ag are
busily riding a three-seated
bicycle to advertise the event.
NU Professor
Rate of Economic Growth
A University associate pro
fessor of economics, Wallace
Peterson, said that achieving
and maintaining a rapid rate
of economic growth is the
most important economic
problem that will face the
United States in the next 20
Speaker's Topic
Is Discipleship
Bob Peterson of Back to
the Bible bidadcaating wjll
be featured speaker at the
Intervarsity Christian Fellow
ship meeting Thursday.
He will speak on disciple
ship. The meeting will be held
at 7:30 p.m. in the Party
Room of the Student Union.
When the new calender was
first proposed in the latter
part of October, it drew fiery
comments from the Council.
Members said they felt
that the late' ending of school
would interfere with some
students obtaining summer
Jack Nielson, president of
the Council, said that certain
members of the Cduncil were
concerned about the general
reaction of the student body
to the late closing date.
Only Three
However, when only three
letters were received by the
will broadcast all outstanding
campus events such as the
University Talent Show held
' The regular Monday
through Friday program
schedule includes: "Music of
the Masters" (classical mu
sic) from 5:30-6 p.m.; "Even
tide" (mood music) from
6:05-7 p.m.; "Swingin'
Sounds" (jazz) from 7:05-8
p.m.; "Campus Pop Shop"
(popular music) from 8:05-9
p.m.; "Girls D-J Show"
from 9:05-10 p.m.; "Weather,
News and Sports" from 10
10:30 p.m. and "Afterglow"
(light classical music) from
10:35-11 p.m.
Rhea also indicated that
several positions on the radio
staff, both paid and volunteer,
are open to interested stu
dents who wish to apply.
IWA Shoe Shiners
Will Spur AUF Drive
Fund Raising Projects Planned
All young men on campus
have a chance to get an extra
special shoe shine Wednes
day. The Independent Women's
Association will sponsor the
shine from 5:3ft to 7:30 p.m.
in the lobbies of Selleck
Quadrangle and Burr Hall.
The money will be denoted to
the AUF campus fund.
One of Several
The shoe shine represents
one of several special drive
features sponsored by organ
ized groups.
Gamma Phi Beta sorority
members are forfeiting their
Monday night dinner to earn
funds for the AUF drive. The
money usually spent for the
meal will be donated instead
to the fund. Individual con
tributions also will be made.
Kappa Alpha Theta will
Young Democrats
To Meet Tonight
Y o u n g Democrats will
meet at 8 p.m. tonight in
234 Student Union.
The membership drive
will be started and the
club's group picture for the
Cornhusker will be taken.
Who Will Stop
Colorado Buffs?
A Girl Most Likely to Stop
the Colorado Buffalo will be
selected at Friday night's
pep rally.
Candidates from organized
houses will be picked on ap
pearance, popularity and
originality of costumed
v The rally will start at 6:45
p.m. at the Carillon Tower.
Selection of the "buffalo stop
per" will be on the steps of
the Student Union.
Peterson's article appeared
in the November i s s u e of
"Business in Nebraska".
He said that if a rapid
rate is r achieved, "most of
her social and economic prob
lems, if not entirely solved,
will at least remain man
ageable." But if the U.S. fails in this,
"then such problems as exist
will not only remain unsolved
but will probably become in
creasingly explosive in char
acter." The threat, to Western so
ciety arising out of the ex
pansion of the Soviet Union
can be contained only pro
vided this nation continues to
experience rapid and sus
tained economic progress, he
said. .
Council objecting to the pub
lished dates of beginning and
ending of school, the council
didn't feel justified in request
ing the S e n a t e Calendar
committee to reconsider pro
posed new dates, he said. '
i ne omy discussion on we
hew calendar by the Senate
before passage was an amend
ment to its wording. The
amendment added that there
would be no undergraduate
classes the afternoon of
Spring Day, May 5, and' no
undergraduate classes the
morning of Ivy Day, May 8.
The new calendar sets gen
eral registration en Sept. 14,
15 and 16 with classes begin
ning the following Mon
day. Vacations
Thanksgiving vacation runs
from Nov. 23 to Nov. 27.
Christmas vacation starts
Dec. 21 and runs until Jan.
4, and the last day of first
semester classes are on Jan..
After first semester Com
mencement on Feb. 4, regis
tration for second semester
classes begins Feb. 6.
Important second semester
dates include first scholastic,
reports on March 4, spring
vacation from Mar. 25-Aprll
2, second scholastic reports
on April 15, and the honors
convocation on April 18.
Winding up the semester
and the year are the last day
of classes on May 27, second
semester examinations from
May 31-June 8 and Com
mencement on June 10.
The Senate also passed
without objection the calen
dar for the 1960 summer ses
sion. hold its annual White Ele
phant Sale to raise funds for
the drive. This entails the
contribution of a favorite
item which is then sold to
the highest bidder at a slum
ber party-auction. ,
The funds from the sale
then will be denoted to AUF.
Girls also will contribute in
dividually. Wishing Well
A, look into the Women's
Residence Halls revealed a
wishing well in the main en
trance hall. Several residents
of the dorm contended it was
an excellent small' change
collector and a new booster
for AUF.
Individual contribu
tions seem to have priority
over special projects in the
majority of organized house
Most fraternities and soror
ities reported their members
were making individual con
tributions or a special assess
ment was being included on
the house bills.
Drama Talk
By Grads ,
The Friday Graduate Club
will meet this week at 4 p.m.
in 232 Student Union.
A presentation will be given
by Dick Marrs, graduate stu
dent in drama and theatre.
His presentation will deal with
a topic of interest from the
theatre department. Coffee
will be served.
Approximately 75 persons
attended the Graduate Associ
ation's first social activity of
the year Saturday which con
sisted of a dinner, a program
and dancing.
Participating in the pro
gram were Tashirs Isa,
graduate student from Japan;
who played a selection by
Brahms and another from the
American folk-songs; Aid a
Casanovas, language gradu
ate from Bolivia, who played
a piano selection by Chopin;
Sunghee Kim, who sang a
semi-classical Korean song;
Elaine How, Chinese gradu
ate from Formosa, who sang
a Chinese song; and Kandiah
Satkunam, Malayan, who per
formed yoga exercises.
Also announced at the meet
ing was the constitutional
committee consisting of Shiv
asegar Singh, , Rod Peterson,
Ken Nakagawa, Mae Sylvan
and Raden Hattari.
The tri-purpose goals of inp
tellectual, cultural and social
activities, of the association
were explained by Hattari. -