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Vol. 34, No. 37
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA
Monday, November 23, 1959
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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
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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.
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