The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 16, 1959, Image 1

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    Finishing Touches
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WEATHER BUREAU Richard Myers (left), meteorolo
gist in charge of the Lincoln- Weather Bureau, keeps in
touch with 0. C. Hirsch, contractor who is putting the
finishing touches on the new Bureau quarters in the
former Elgin Building. After an absence of four years
from the University campus, the weathermen will move
back after Jan. 1. The quarters will be in the fifth floor
of Elgin, next to he roof. .
'Neb. Hall,'
Old One,
May Fall
Elgin Bearing .
Building's Name
The University campus now
has two Nebraska Halls but
by next fail the old landmark
at 11th and T will probably
be removed.
Elgin Building which was
officially named "Nebraska
Hall' by the board of Regents
in September, 1958, will have
its first occupants in Jan
uary. "I'm looking forward to
seeing the first departments
move in for operation. It'll
be a landmark in my position
to see this building come into
use." said Carl Donaldson,
University business manager.
He said that the building.
which is equivalent to the size
of six regular campus build-
inss. can be put into use only
as funds can be nbtained for
The conservation and sur
vey department which is now
the onlv department in old
Nebraska Hall will be the
first to move in after the
Weather Bureau is located
Donaldson said that by
spring another list will be up
for consideration of contracts.
The aim for 1960 is to have
old Nebraska Hall, the oldest
building on campus, now be
vond use, to be removed so
that there will be only one
"Nebraska Hall."
I . ..
VOL. 34; No. 48
Wednesday, December 1'6, ,1959
Rev. Rex Knowles
From Presby House Pastorate
Song Fest
Is Thursday
Yuletide music of all kinds
will be presented during the
12th annual Madrigal Christ
mas Concert Thursday at 7:30
p.m. in the Student Union
Ballroom. ,
The traditional concert,
presented by the Madrigal
Singers, will include hymns,
traditional carols, songs of
old customs and songs of
children and adults.
Also included on the pro
gram will be: "The Soldiers
Chorus" from the opera
"Amahl and the Night Visi
tors" by Menotti, and the
traditional children's favor
ite, "T'was the Night Before
Soloists for the concert
will be Terry Otto of Phillips,
"Lullaby on Christmas Eve,"
and Amer Lincoln o f Brad
shaw, '.'Cherry Tree Carol."
The approximately 30 mem
bers of the Madrigals present
unaccompanied and recrea
tional singing, under the di
rection of John Moran, as
sistant professor of music.
Derived from customary
16th century Madrigal style.
The program will be present
ed with singers seated around
a table covered with wnite
cloths and set with candles,
eoblets and a punch bowl.
The concert is open to the
Rev. Rex Knowles, known
as "the ideal student pastor"
to many will leave the Uni
versity campus and assume
duties in Kentucky Feb. 1.
After 12 years as campus
pastor Pastor Knowles stat
ed, "Heave with mixed emo
tions.. It will be exciting to
start new work yet it is hard
to pull up roots in a place
you love so much."
His new position will be
Dejan of the Chapel at Centre
College of Kentucky. It is a
Presbyterian related liberal
arts college founded in 1810.
Besides being a pastor in
the college chapel and for the
college community, he will
teach two classes and be a
professor of psychology and
religion, as well as serving
as a religious counselor for
students and faculty.
Center of Campus
His home will be in the cen
ter of the campus and he
said, "It'll be fun to have
students go by on their way
to and from classes."
The college is located in the
blue grass region with beau
tiful scenery and many his
toric buildings surrounding it,
he noted. . .
Pastor Knowles came to
serve in the
Sports Star
Of Week
See Page 3
University in
the fall oi
1948 fr o m
a congrega
tion in Onei
da, New
York. He at
tended col
lege at Con
necticut Wes
leyan and
Yale Univer
From the one denomination
Presbyterian in 1948 Presby
House has grown to include
Congregational, Evangelical
and Reformed and Evangel
ical and United Bretheran.
Full Chapel
Another achievement was
the new chapel completed in
1957. His student congrega-i
tion has grown until it
now fills the chapel to capac
ity and folding chairs are
needed nearly every Sunday
He has earned M. A. and
Ph.D. degrees in educational
psychology from the Univer
sity and an honorary Doctor
of Divinity from Hastings
College. I
In 1952 the Outstanding Ne
braskan award given by the
Daily Nebraskan was award
ed to him as the "person who
understands the student and
his problems."
The letter of nomination
stated, "He is always ready
to make himself available to
student." ''Under the guid
ance and direction of Rev.
Knowles," the letter contin
ued, "Presby house has be
come synonomous with stu
dent fellowship, m and wor
ship. "Rev. Knowles has made
students of all faiths welcome
to many of the activities of
the house. In this way, he has
done much to further under
standing and brotherhood at
the University."
- He has served -as an ad
visor to Alpha Phi Omega
scouting organization, Cosmo
politan Club, All University
Fund and foreign students.
A favorite as speaker to or
ganizations on campus he
has probably spoken to more
college groups than any eth
er person on campus for that
length of time.
Hey, What's the Deal, You Guys?
Christmas Show
Set on KUON
"Christmas From the
Skies" will be featured as a
special show on Channel 12
Friday at 8 p.m.
Sacred music by the West
minster Presbyterian Church
boy's choir, a Christmas solo
by Mi's. Virginia Duxbury,
popular Christmas music by
a male quartet, the Bud Im
lay dancers and a visit from
Santa Claus will be included
The program will also have
a film story of "The Littlest
J-Schoolers To Invade
York, Fremont Papers
.. . Looker, Janecek Head Staffs
Tha School of Journalism
has announced editorial and
staff positions for its semi
annual field trips, Jan. 11-12.
Managing editors will be
Prove It, You May Get a Loan
DUV Give Loans to Descendants of Union Fighters
Did your great grand
daddy fight for the Union in
the Civil War?
If he , did and if you are in
need of financial assistance
to further your education, you
may be eligible for a loan
from one of the many trusts
administered by the Univer
sity's General Loan Commit
tee, The Daughters of Union
Veterans of the Civil War es
tablished a trust fund to as
sist students "who are def
initely lineal descendants of
a Union Veteran of the Civil
Family Bible
To be -eligible for the loan
vou must, among other
things, be able to prove your
descendance. A photostatic
copy of a family bible can
be used if it contains all par
ent and grandparent statis
In addition to the family
rrnrd. a certified service
record of his ancestor must
be obtained by the student
from his home state's. Adju
tant General.
Funds from many other
trusts are available to "needy
and deserving" students.
These trust funds are in the
custody of the Board ot ne-
gents or tne university r vali
dation. All such funds have been
donated by Individuals, or
ganizations or firms for the
exclusive purpose of making
loans to students. -
The University Foundation
has 36 trusts and the Board
of Regents has 66. These
trusts are administered by
the General Loan Committee.
Loan Committee
This committee is made up
of three faculty members
and W. C. Harper, director
of Universitv Services. The
committee formulates pol
icies of governing loans of
money to students.
His record shows that he
has spoken 1,000 times at sor
ority and fraternity meetings
and an additional 1,000 to
YWCA groups.
His wife has been president
of the YWCA advisory Board.
They" have five children
ranging in age from five to
Jjl' J ' $ ' . '
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A small fire originating in an incinerator Monday night brought fire trucks and con
fusion to Bessey Hall. Quiet reigned again, however, after discovery of th soarc
was made.
Only Great Hall of Union
Remains of 'Playhouse'
Modern furniture . . . j
leather booths ... a juke
box blaring everything from
"Reville Rock" to "The Bat
tt Hymn of the Republic"
. . . qurte a change from the
original Student Union.
Looking through old clip
pings it was found that the
University Playhouse (as the
Union was than called) was
dedicated on May 4, 1938,
after an eight-year construc
tion campaign.
In those days students had
mv $.1 a semester for
tflomhershiD fees to cover the
$400,000 construction cost. Be-
cause ui
ceremonies were postponed
three times. ' .
Of the eight rooms in the
Playhouse the Great Lounge
and the Great nau were con
sidered the most impressive.
In the grill, serving 190
people, the walls were decor
ated in light green, with fig
ures of black ari silver. Each
scene showed an aspect of
student life. For example
there was a picture of a
couple dancing, and another
of students singing 'around a
Dan Pop, assistant to the
director of University Serv
ices, said that the first step
for a student wishing to se
cure a loan is to fill out an
application and take it to the
student loan office.
During the next two days
the loan committee verifies
the registration of the stu
dent, his accumulated aver
age and other qualifications
for the loan.
An undergraduate must be
carrying at least 12 hours
and a graduate student at
least nine hours, the appli
cant must have a 4. 5 cumu
lative average for all hours
earned at the University.
When the applicant returns
to the student loan office he
is interviewed and the loan
committee takes action on
his request.
Payment Plans
Loans from trust funds in
custody oi the Board of Re
gents or the University -Foundation
are expected to be re-naid-on
or before Sept. 1 fol
lowing the date the loan is
made, except for graduating
seniors. Graduating seniors
arrange ' a. monthly repay
ment plan with the loan committee.'
Cosigners are usually re
quired for all loans. It is
recommended that a cosigner
be parent or a relative,
and preferably one who is
beneficiary of the borrower's
life insurance.
Interest on the loans Is at
the rate of two per cent per
annum while attending the
University, four per cent per
annum if not in attendance,
and six per cent per annum
after maturity.
Pop said that the trust
fund in custody of the Board
of Regents has approximately
The grill and the Great
Tinnire have become a thins
nf tiiP nast and now. onlv l $157,000 outstanding in loans
the Great Hall remains on the This represents loans to 535
a? caning it)ad flaw, individuals.
Sandra Laaker for the York
Daily News-Times and Jacque
Janecek for the Fremont
Guide and Tribune.
Dr. Robert Cranford will
accompany the Fremont
staff and Prof. Neale Copple
will advise in York.
This is the fourth year for
the semi-annual field trips.
Students assume positions
held by regular staff mem
bers and put the paper out
themselves, according to Dr.
William E. Hall, director of
the School of Journalism.
York staff members for the
trip are as follows:
Liz Smith, wire editor;
Jane Crooker and Louis En
gel, copy editors.
Reporters are Eloyce Warp,
Elwin R a n n e y, Margaret
Wertman and Dave Calhoun,
news editor.
Photographers are Norm
Taylor, Gordon Young and
Jerry Lamberson.
Fremont s t a f f members
will be Jack Rogers, Tom
Bock, Don Eversoll and Jerry
Grossart. Sue Ann Schnabel
will be city editor.
Reporters will be Mary Lou
Reese, Barbara Cohen, Ned
Totman, Ingrid L e d e r and
Herb Probasco.
Hal Brown. Larrv Novicki.
Doug McCartney and Sehyon
Joh will be photographers
Dinner Set
The annual Builders Christ
mas dinner will be held at 6
tonight in the Indian Suite of
the Student Union.
The outstanding Builders
workers will be announced as
well as the outstanding assis
tant from the ag campus. All
members of Builders and sev
eral faculty members have
been invited.
"Each person attending is
supposed to bring a 25 cent
gift," Larry Kilstrup publici
ty chairman, said. "The San
ta Claus will distribute the
gifts to everyone there." (
Entertainment will be fur
nished by Sandy. Johnson
who will sing several soleo
tions accompanied by Harry
Grasmick. , )
Will Be Due
Af ter Holiday
Worksheets for second-semester
registration are to be
turned in to the Registrar's
Office the first week after vacations.
Jan. 5 is the date for sen
iors, Jan. 6 for juniors, Jan.
7 for sophomores and Jan. 8
for freshmen. Late registra
tions will be accepted only on
Jan. 11 and Jan. 29.
In case desired courses
are already filled, students
are urged to list alternative
courses and sections.
Card pulling, which will be
done by the Registrar's Of
fice, will be guided by the
number of hours students
have earned by Sept. 14 and
the order in which work
sheets are received.
Students are also to list
work and intercollegiate ac
tivities. The top and the bot
tom of the worksheets are to
be filled out.
Fees will be paid Jan. 22,
A-G; Jan. 25 H-N and Jan.
26 O-Z. Late fees will be due
on Feb. 1 and a $3 fine will
be assessed.
J-School Gold Keys
Go to Six Students
Cheer, Gifts,
Santa at Rag
All Daily Nebraskan and
Cornhusker workers, report
ers and staff members are
invited to attend the annual
Christmas party today from
3 to 5 p.m. in the Daily Ne
braskan office.
Refreshments will be
served and cheer and merri
ment will reign over all. San
ta Claus will arrive at 4 p.m.
bearing gifts.
Note: All who wish a gift
must also bring a 25 cent
one for someone else. 'Twill
be grab-bag style with Santa
Card Company
Enlarges Staff
The American Greetings
Corporation announced this
week plans , to enlarge its
verse writing and humor
writing staff by adding sev
eral college, graduates of the
class of I960 to its editprial
affiliated with Zeta Tan Al
pha sorority. " '
Another sophomore, Miss
SheUberg is editor of First
Glance, Builder's magazine
a member of AUF and Delta
Gamma sorority.
The lone male winner, No ,
vicki, is a senior and com
mander of the Pershing Rifl
drill team, as well as a mem
ber of Delta Upsilon fra
Students Comment
Qn Ike's Trip
"A basic characteristic of
the people" has been listed
by Indian students attending
the University as the number
one reason for President -Elsenhower's
enthusiastic weip
come in India. '
This characteristic, accord
ing to Jafjit Singh, agricul
tural economics graduate stu.
dent, is the fact that "th
masses are highly receptive
of most foreign digm'tariei
and particularly responsive
when they encounter a man
like Eisenhower."
'Like Guest
An explanation given by.
Mrs. Omi Chopra, who il
studying procedures of edu
cation for a master's degree,
is that "they made Eisen
hower welcome just as they
would a guest in the home."
" Antimllw via . Irn An It
According -m i a repon irom would happeili The masse8
the office of the dean of Stu- have beea waiting or just
dent Affairs, requests should such a visit from w 8Uch
nave Deen uiea Dy jwonaay a man or years said
uate student Jit Chopra,
'Not Strange
Indian students also felt
Five girls and one boy were
awarded Journalism Gold
Keys at the School's annual
Christmas party Tuesday.
Mary Lou Reese, Sarah Al
den, Gretchen SheUberg,
Larry Novicki, Jane Crooker
and Jacque Janecek. were
honored as the journalism
majors with the highest first
year accumulative averages.
B. R. Rothenberger, asso
ciate editor of the Lincoln
Star, presented the awards,
which are sponsored by the
Lincoln Journal and Star.
Three of the students are
transfers. Miss Reese, a
junior is a second year trans
fer from Grinnell College; a
pledge of Theta Sigma Phi,
woman's journalism frater
nity; associate editor of Scrip,
and a member of Delta Gam
ma sorority.
A transfer from Midland
College, Miss Janecek is
president of Theta Sigma Phi,
a' Daily Nebraskan staff
writer and a member of Al
pha Chi Omega. She is a
Miss Crooker transferred
from Texas Women's Univer
sity, and is a member of
Theta Sigma Phi and Kappa
Kappa Gamma sorority.
Miss Alden, a sophomore, is
Eight Today
Student Tribunal judges
have summoned eight stu
dents to appear today and
none have requested open
Students can ask that their
cases be read in front of the
Tribunal and JuenUy Jo 7?llL worn
nu . u. -w, u5 an whQ traveled more tija,,
J.UU lliiica just lu avo
,r u fr:l 1 I"U
u vau hower" was "not really very
strange." Many people com
pare men of peace, such as
Eisenhower, with the Hindu
God Vishnu, they said.
Others stated the hope that
ask students to reappear.
The report from the office
of the dean said the Tribunal
asked two students to reap
pear last week who had not
shown up for the previous presidents would fol-
Basketball to Concerts
NU Band Keeps Busy
Strike up the band!
This is exactly what the
members of the, University
Symphonic band does three
times a week under the direc
tion of Donald A. Lentz.
The Symphonic band, com
posed of 80 to 100 members, is
the official band of the Uni
versity. It plays for all home
basketball games, - and in
March, the entire band goes
on tour throughout the state.
Last year the band played for
the governor's ball.
While on the spring tour,
the band will often sight-read
the actual
marches during
"Most of the concert pieces
which we play on tour are ex
tremely difficult, and we
don't have time to work on
marches," said Betty Con
don, a member of the oboe
section of the band.
The Symphonic band was
one of the six bands in the
United States which was in
vited ' to perform at the
World's Fair held ,in Brus
sels, the summer of 1958. The
band was unable. to attend be
cause it could not raise $36,
000 for traveling expenses.
I im, ITieonhnwpr's pramnlo
and travel more in the be
lief that this is one of the
most important and most
economical ways to foster
better foreign relations. '
ROTC Classes
To Be in Elgin
The old Elgin building, now
Nebraska Hall, will get its
first taste of college life to
morrow. Air Force and Army ROTC
will conduct leadership labs
on the second and third
floors. .
The drill ceremonies, to be
held weekly, are the first ac
tual classes to be announced
for the building purchased
from the Elgin Walcil Co. .