The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 23, 1959, Image 1
lorture Test to rprrfTt Vol. 34, No. 37 LINCOLN, NEBRASKA Monday, November 23, 1959 IP ml 7) .' - f i - f -IM lid tr a & 0 ill i 1x - . 1 KJ!w fLfcUUKS SNEAK Theta Xi pledges took a sneak last weekend, but not before trying to put Bob Hans' Citroen on the front porch. They couldn't get it beyond the steps, though, and it ended with the front wheels on the porch and the back wheels on the sidewalk. Beatrice Thanksgiving Gets roreign Flavor . . . International Student Invited Thanksgiving in Beatrice will have an international touch. Some 19 families have in vited foreign students from the University to spend the four-day holiday , at their homes according to Mrs. Olga Steele, international stu dent adviser. First Offer This is the first time a Ne braska community has of fered to entertain. a group of of foreign students, al though Kansas and Iowa uni versities have similar pro grams, Mrs. Steele said. So far 19 students have ac cepted the 38 invitations is sued by th Rev. Walter Jew- Biirda Is Blueprint's New Editor Other Staffers Arc Announced Blueprint's new editor, Charles Burda, plans a pub lication "very similar to last year's." Burda, former art director for the monthly engineers' publication, was selected last week by the Publications Board of the College of Engi neering. He succeeds Carroll Novicki, who was appointed general manager. Other staff members who will serve until December, 1960, include Winston Wade, business manager, and Sieve Gage, article editor. The Blueprint publications board John Paustian, mechanical engineering; Thomas Smith, engineering mechanics; W. F. Menford, electrical engineering also announced the following staff positions: Tom McMalton, copy edi (jr; Dick Myers, feature edi tor; Deame Davison, layout editor; Gary Koopman, treas urer; Chuck Wahl, advertis ing manager; Fred Howlett, circulation manager; Bill Paxton, office manager; Larry Keyes, assistant adver tising manager; Denis Nel son, assistant article editor. Others on the general staff include Paul Olson, assistant feature editor; Arlin McKim. assistant copy editor, and Dick McMaster, assistant layout editor. 'Bigger and Better" Ski Trip Veterans Encourage Amateurs ' "Terrific!" This summaries the com ment from students who have taken the Union ski trip. It makes no difference whether or not you have ev er skiied before, they report. In fact, they recommend the irip especially for non-skiers. Judy Lindgren, an adven turer on last season's trip, said skiing is easy to learn. She said by the end of three days the group went to the top of a mountain and skied all the way down. Cited by All One of the highlights of the trip cited by all was the op portunity to meet students from other schools and states. When questioned about enter tainment, all reported that there was "never a dull mo ment." And there's a promise of a bigger and better ski trip this A recent report received by John Schroeder, chairman of the Union committee, from the manager ef the Winter park Ski Lodge, where the itt of the Centenary Method ist Church. Mrs. Steele said many stu dents already had made plans for the holiday when the in vitations arrived last week, but added that those who ac cepted "were very pleased about them." Remaining invitations will be available in Mrs. Steele's office until Tuesday aft ernoon. Transportation Furnished Members of the Rev. Jew itt's congregation and other Beatrice residents who will be hosts will provide trans portation for their guests. The Invitations follow those made by 116 Lincoln families recently. They invited the 332 foreign students from 51 countries now attending the University to spend Sundays in their homes. According to Mrs. Steele, "We recommend the families invite the students for at least three Sundays, but hope that continuing friendships will be formed and the students will be invited back throughout the school year. Mrs. Steele, new foreign student adviser this year, said no community yet had issued Christmas vacation in vitations. Directories Are Limited Student directories will be availabe Dec. 1 and 2 to stu dents who have purchased di rectories in advanced sales. A pickup booth will be lo cated in the Student Union. In order to get the directories, students must have their re ceipts, according to Larry Kilstrup, Builders publicity chairman. Due to demand, a few extra directories will be ordered. They will' be on sale in the Union and bookstores Dec. 1 and 2. This will be the last chance for students to get the directories, Kilstrup said. KUONJTV Features Miss Bernice Slot1, Dr. James E. Miller Jr. and Karl Shapiro of the English department will present "Po etry of the Beat Generation" over KUON-TV at 8 p.m. to night. Tomorrow night Mrs. Helen Graham of the Extension Di vision will give her impres sions of Norway. skiiers will go this year indi cated the ski slopes are now in excellent condition. A new storm is expected to renew the ski-run surfaces just in time for the Decem ber trip. Just Redecorated The manager also reported the ski lounge has been re decorated and a large fire place added. He said he had received several reservations from other groups and was expecting a "full house." This year's Union ski trip will be Dec. 29-Jan. 2. The Winterpark ski area is lo cated near Denver. Cost of the trip is $65 which includes board and room, ski lift fees, entertainment, ski lessons and equipment and transpor tation to and from Colorado. Facilities for entertainment other than skiing include ice skating, sleigh riding and party accommodations. Deadline for signups is Dec. 1. Anyqne interested should sign up' at the Union Activi ty office, room 304. Vacation Regulations Explained AWSSetsVp. Women's Rules Regulations concern ing Thanksgiving vacation and departure from organ ized houses and the Women's Residence Halls have been set up by the AWS Board. The rules are as follows: 1. Organized houses and residence halls will be closed by 5 p.m. Tuesday. 2. If it is necessary to leave before Tuesday, students must obtain a special per mission slip from the house mother. This slip does not excuse a student from classes. 3. Before leaving, the time of return must be arranged with the housemother. Any one planning to return later than the regular closing hour on Sunday must obtain spe cial permission from the housemother. Students may wait to return in time for their first Monday morning class. 4. If there is any change in plans in the time of re turn, girls must notify their housemothers by telephone. 5. All students must sign out. 6. All houses will be open by 3 p.m. Sunday unless other arrangements are made in the individual houses. Union Needs Part-Time Employees Approximately 30 students are needed to do part-time work in the Student Union. According to Allen Bennett, Union director, the Union needs employees in two gen eral fields, full-time em ployees and part-time student workers. He reported that the pre sent student force numbered 135 but due to the volume of business 30 more could be employed. The greatest need is for extra help on the ban quet crew which works mostly from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. The present crew has been working an average of 20 hours a week. With an ade quate force, Bennett reported, employees are usually able to choose their working hours according to study demands and other commitments. The pay rate is 85 cents an hour. Debate Team Posts Wins At Tournevs The University debate squad had two of the three superior rated teams in the University of South Dakota speech tournament at Ver million this weekend. Eighteen colleges partici pated. Superior Nebraska teams were Gary Hill and Ernie Hines and Eileen Warren and Bob Austin. Both won three debates and lost one. Susie Moffitt and Tom Cooper, three and one, and Barbara Langhauser and Renny Ashleman, one and three, were rated excellent teams. Individual superior ratings went to Hines, Warren, Aus tin, Moffitt and Cooper for de bate; Hines for interpretative reading and discussion, and iUll for extemporanous speaking. Two University debate teams also competed Satur day in the Kearney State Tearhers College debate tour nament. teams of Sylvia Bathe and Sue Carkoski and Jeanne Garner and Kathie Madsen both won three debates and lost one. x Anthology Takes Poems by Four Four University students have had poems accepted for publication in the Annual An thology, of College Poetry. "Dead Love" by Jocelyn Barrowes; "Soft Hands" by Lyle Linder; "Oh Preach and Praise" by John Stockmyer, and "Clouds" by Maurice Jay will be published in the An thology. , The Anthology is a compila tion of the finest poetry writ ings by college men and wom en of America KK Skit Finalists Selected; Tryouts Called Tremendous With topics ranging from Arthur Murray to Mickey Mouse,, five skits were se lected last night to partici pate in the 1959-60 K o s m e t Klub Fall Revue Dec. 11. Houses that will be repre sented are Sigma Phi Ep silon, Theta Xi, Phi Kappa Psi, Kappa Sigma and Beta Theta Pi. Field of Eight The skits were selected from a field of eight. Other Games Revenue Reaches $3,000 A total of $3,000 was taken in by the Student Union games area during Septem ber, according to Allen Ben nett, Union director. The greatest part of the revenue, $1,700, was earm-d from the bowling lanes. Bil lards earned $1,000 and table tennis $125. Miscellaneous in come from the games desk amounted to $201. Meets Obligations Bennett said the income from the area was sufficient to meet operating expenses and debt obligations, for the area. He said at present, the area is in operation from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. During this period he estimated the fa cilities were in use 60 per cent of the time. The use was reported maximum from 3-11 p.m. Bennett explained if the percentage of use could be increased to 75 per cent the area would not only be self supporting but reserves could be started for the eventual replacement of the e q u i p ment. He explained it was opera tional policy to build replace ment reserves at the same rate as depreciation expenses. In this way, when the time comes to replace equipment, the necessary cash is avail able to do so, he added. Morning Bowling When questioned on plans for increasing the percentage of area usage, Bennett re marked, the Union staff hopes to increase the use of the bowling lanes during the morning and early afternoon hours. They hope to accom plish this by persuading the men s and women s physical education classes to use the Union's lanes for their bowl-i ing classes, he said. j Bennett said it also is hoped more bowling leagues can be developed. The plan under consideration would include more leagues for faculty, ad ministrative and staff mem bers. The Union manager re-i Lovers' Rendezvous ' ' ClKw I i ' r . JK4 - ' W 1 : -;H - ' ' . -C "ill "T ' " If '' - ' - v ' 1 t - i , .',, ' RENDEZVOUS POINT The pillars, symbol of campus romance and tradition, are in their 25th year at the north west edge of campus, near the Coliseum. A gift of the Burlington Railroad, the pillars soon became the select spot for awarding a University woman a kiss and the moniker "coed." ' houses trying out were Sigma Alpha Mu, Phi Gamma Delta and Alpha Tau Omega. "Tryouts were tremen dous," Kosmet Klub Presi dent Vern Feye reported. "The overall enthusiasm and variety of the skits presented were beyond all our expecta tions." The Sig Eps' skit, "Mickey Mouse Adventureland," is a takeoff on Mickey Mouse set on a pirate ship. ported he was pleased with the student response to the game area and the manner in which they have treated it. He said the area belonged to them and if the present attitude was maintained it would make ihe maintanence of the area much easier. He added the students had been tolerant of breakdowns although relaljively few had occurred since the area had opened. On Being Forgetful: Lose Anything? Try Looking in the Union Lost articles turned in to the main desk of the Stu dent Union during the year would number enough to start a small business. Desk employees pulled out three drawers full of items that have been lost since September 1. "It is strange that hardly anyone ever thinks about stopping here to ask about lost items," said an employee. Items include an assort ment in styles, colors and sizes. A few examples are glasses, cigarettes, watches, lighters, billfolds, ROTC hats, cigarette cases, pipes, skin creams, money, eyebrow curlers, car keys, compacts, glasses regu lar and sun, checkbooks. Scarfs (at least 50 differ ent styles), gloves, class cards, slide rule, contemp orary cards, purses, soap, earrings, keys, a friendship ring, buttons, rain scarves, socks, belts, a tobacco pouch, exam papers and some unidentifiable items are also available. One item, a little black schedule book, must be giv ing the loser a difficult time. Lists in the book not only included a minute-by-minute schedule for every Burlington Pillars, Kiss The three titles of the Theta Xi skit, "Faith Hopes Carity," "Dirty Dan Dal rumple Done Her Dirt" or "The Return of Strongheart" signify a melodrama starring actors from Glut's playhouse. "Kate's "Katastrophe" is fhe title of the Phi Psi's skit which is a takeoff on Arthur Murray. The Kappa Sig's chose a campus setting for thsir sa tire on a sorority tribunal mixup, "Seventy-Seven Sweatshirt Strip." Curtain Acts The Beta's skit, "This Is Your Hanging," is a Western about the taking of a TV show, "Desperado D Bad Guy," off the air. Tryouts for the three cur tain, acts are scheduled for Dec. 2. Feye explained that "anything that is University approved is all right for a curtain act." Curtain acts are expected 1 to run from three to five min utes in length, while skits range in time from 12 to 15 minutes. Unanimous Decision The judges' decision on tb participating skits was unani mous, Feye said. Judges for the tryouts were Mrs. Bonna thing from feeding the ba by to studying but also some resolutions which might give someone a sug gestion for planning a New Year's list: 1. Watch tongue and temper. 2. Be tactful. 3. Sunshine. 4. Athletics with John. 5. Write letters. 6. 115 by September. 7. Quit smoking (this was crossed out). 8. Study 7 hours a day. 9. Simplicity: Moderation in speech, dress, and life. Nebraska laws require that the items be kept until the end of the year, then they are turned over to the University lost and found department and either dis carded or turned over to a charitable organization. Scythum Talk Set The University Art Galler ies Convocations Committee will sponsor a lecture Dec. 1. on Scythian art, featuring Miss Alma Eikerman. Miss Eikerman, professor of art at Indiana University, will present the lecture at 8:30 p.m. in Gallery B of Morrill Hall. It will be illus trated and is open to the public. Railroad's Gift Moke Coeds 'Official' Bv Karen Long Since 1934 the traditional pillars west of the Colis eum have been the factor in University women being officially called "coed." The rendezvous for moon struck couples, which are Considered trophies -of cul ture, were a gift of the Burlington Railroad and have been standing in Ne braska since 1898. Part of Depot Originally the Doric col umns were a part of ihe Omaha Burlington depot and when plans were made for a neW structure in 1930 the columns were not in cluded. Chancellor E. A. Burnett agreed that the columns could become a part of the campus beauty and ar rangements were made with the State Railway Commission for free trans portation of the pillars to Lincoln. But by this time the 18,-000-pound, 24 foot by 28 inch columns couldn't be found. The search contin ued uniii iliey were found sometime later in an Oma ha stone yard. Several Damaged Before re-erection they lay near the campus for several years. Several we-e damaged between the sta tion and campus. Twenty-four of the origi nal 1 were erected by the WPA project. Two are now Tebo Hays, the show's rr fessional advisor: Van West- over, assistant dean of stu dent affairs;. Janet Hansen, director of Coed Follies; Clarke Nelson, Fall show di rector, and Feye. Also highlightiag the fall show will be the presentation of the Nebraska Sweetheart and Prince Kosmet. Last year's title winners were Mar garet Marshall and Don Bin der. Tickest for the show ' ar 90 cents and may be pur chased from any Kosmet Klub worker or active. The- show will be presented at Persh ing Auditorium. Enr'ish A Enrollment Decreasing A'o-Cretfit Class Has Only 219 Tire enrollment of Univer sity freshmen in English A, the non-credit course, has shown a steady decrease in the past two years. Dr. Dudley Bailey; direc tor of freshman English, said there are icw 219 students in the "A" course compared to 20 last year. This figure Ln oicates ar uninterrupted de cline from the top enrollment of 581 in 1955. Might Discontinue Dr. Bailey commented, "We're losing the bad stu dents there is no question about it. If the decline con tinues a few more years, we may discontinue the remedjal English program." ' ' The intermediate freshman English course, "English B " also has dropped in enroll ment while "English 3," the top-flight course, has shown a sharp increase. The jump in the number of students enrolled in the top course is partially attributed to the change in standards two years ao. The "3" course climbed from 564 students last year to 865 this year It was at a lowr of 395 in 1954. 'Not As Dramatic' "I'm inclined to think we're getting more top-flight students, but it's not as. dra matic as the numbers would indicate," Dr. Bailey said. He remarked there was no question about the decline in deficient students because the standard changes did not af fect the remedial course. The trend toward better students reflects better train ing in high schools, he said. Dr. Bailey said English courses had been toughened this year with good results so far. used as a parking curb and another still is lying in storage south of the Hol drege St. viaduct. The often photographed columns bring remem brances to many while thumbing through numer ous publications whiH in clude the columns a campus landmark. Campus Entrance Petwen the ccrumns is the gate which -stood as an entrance to the original campus, from 1882 to 1922, Similar columns are sit uated on university cam puses throughout the united States, according to Charles 1 Fowler, director of build ings and grounds. He cited the four Mis souri columns as an ex ample. They were a part of the original administra tion building which burned down. The pillars continued to stand so they were left as a permanent fixture on the campus landscape. Dates' Extended For Competition Deadlines for registration and entry in the Winter-Seal Mobile-Home Design Awrd Contest have been extended. The registration deadline has been extended to Dec. 31, with the oi'fick! deadline for completed entries now being Jan. 31, 1900. r i i r L.