The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 29, 1960, Image 1
UNIVERSITY OF NEBR. LIBRARY APR 291960 nnn7 r n i Vol. 34, No. 100 LINCOLN, NEBRASKA Friday, April 29, 1960 ittery Juniors Have .Hours ivy Day At iri ii in i ii f i I v .But Few 9 nn i j ii By Jim Forrest To the relief of many jit tery and anxious juniors Ivy Day will once again give the campus a festive air as its activities begin at 9 a.m. to morrow north of the old Ad ministration building, 11th and R streets. The University band under the direction of Donald Lentz, professor of music, will open the day with a con cert. At 9:15 the masked hooded Innocents will enter followed by the reading of the Ivy Day history by mas ter of ceremonies, Dale Ganz, associate professor of music. May Queen Highlighting Ivy Day will be the presentation of t h e May Queen and her court at 9:20, preceeded by the tra ditional ivy and daisy chains. After Dean Ereckenridge speaks, the new Ivy will be planted. Following the Women's sing at 10, the May court will re cess until 12:55 p.m. when the ringing of Carillon will announce the return of the court and the resumption of festivities. Immediately after the Tribunal Chooses Members Law Post Filled, Sr. Judges Elected Four new members and one member from this year's Stu dent Tribunal were selected by the Student Council Wednesday to fill the posi tions on the next Tribunal. Levi Goosen was elected to fill the Law School position and Rod Ellerbusch, Gil Grady, Bob Kaff and Roberta. Rock were elected as senior judges. Ellerbusch was a member of the Tribunal this year. The Council Nominating committee had preliminary in terview! with an estimated 15-17 seniors. John Hoerner directed three questions to each of the in terviewees and then the floor was opened for questions from Council members. Questions by Hoerner were: What is the composition of the Tribunal and what are the recommendations it can make? Justification for the Tribunal, considering a pos sible reversal of the recom mended decision? Ideas for improvement of the Student Tribunal? After some discussion on (be senior candidates, John Hoerner moved that applica tion be re-opened for senior candidates for the Tribunal Chuck Wilson told the Coun cil that to re-open applica tions at this time would be impossible due to the time involved for signing up and eligibility checks and inter views. The motion by Hoer ner lost $700 Sculpture Reported Stolen The first major theft in re cent years has been reported by the University Art Gal leries, according to Norman Geske, Director. The missing article, a bronze sculpture, "The Dol phins" by the late French artist Gaston Lachaise, is valued at $700. Taken from its pedestal in Morrill Hall Thursday noon, the statue measures one foot by one foot and weighs about 10 pounds. It was purchased in 1938. Group visits are unusually heavy at this time of the year and the sculpture may have been taken as a "sneak day" prank, said Geske. Ivy Houxs Are 2 a.m. Ivy Day festivities- win warrent 2 a.m. hours for UnJversIt women, acording to AWS president Skip Har ris. Coeds are reminded 'that any late minutes on two o'clock night result in an automatic Saturday night campus. Court is opened the frater nity sing and the presenta tion of the IFC cup and an AAUW award will be made. Men's Glee will perform un til the decision as to the r! yQs rixj cVK l iiiiiiiy. iiw'i Jm. rM:M 1 1 -t ; 1 1 A'MS,'''. -'V$3- I &mMmm0mmmmmmml r rj A '' ' ''',.";'' ;' " f-mmmmm nLgiiiiiico mm .n, nmMmw ... iniJLi'ut, ' . . , x' " " : ; ' " tni in iwiinmmonmiinuwir luiun fciiiwinnii j. ' ' ' . , , , r ' -mmMmwrn" niiwrt mmimmmtmiimmimmm mm RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY So outside may be our Ivy Day, Spring rains have been dependably returning on Ivy Day Spring Day Faculty Baby Contest Featured on First Day By Jerry Lamberson and Linda Jensen All University classes will be called off this afternoon. for the fifth annual Spring Day events. Activities will begin at 1:15 p.m. and will extend until the close of the Student Unipn birthday party at midnight. Became Reality Spring Day became a real ity in 1956 and also showed faculty participation. Con test! open to the faculty were the baby bottle, softball throwing, egg catching, three-legged racing and pea nut pushing. Baby bottle contest con testants in the first Spring Day included Chancellor Clif ford Hardin, Adam Brecken ridge, Lee Chatfield, Phillip Colbert, Marjorie Johnston, James Piltenger and Helen Snyder. The Union parking lot was closed and transformed into a carnival which included a merry-go-round, ferrls wheel, tilt-a-whtrl, spit fire, roll plane, .dodgem, boat ride, army tank ride and kiddie auto ride. There were also refreshment and novelty stands. The Ag campus sponsored a barbecue and a street dance was held in the eve ning. Tug-of-War The first two events of this year's contests will be the men's and women's tug-of-war and the men's pushball contest. 1 he tug-oi -war events will feature the mud pit into which the losers will fall, and the pushball contest will show action with aft oversized Nebraska ball. Thf bucking bronc contest in which contestants must be dressed in western apparel begins at 1:30 p.m. Following the bronc contest at 1:45 will be the women's obstacle race. Each entry in the race will be required to carry a bas ketball while following the obstacle course of truck tires and bales of hay. A new event this year Is the men's bicycle race. The winner of the sings have beeto made. Concluding the Court's ac tivities will be the announce ment of the winners of the individual scholarship t r o- ten , mile course (40 times around the track) must be' covered on the contestant's own American-made bicycle. The winner's prize for this event will be two tickets to Ben Hur, dinner for two at an Omaha restaurant, and a date with any girl on the uni versity campus. This event will begin at 2. Beginning at 2:15, the wom ens' egg-throwing event will include two members from each organized house. The winners will be the team which is able to t hrow the egg the longest distance with out the egg being broken. Shot Put The shot put event for women will begin at 2:30 and will allow only one entry from each womens' organ ized group. The contestants will be instructed by N Club members on the proper way to heave the eight pound weight. Another new feature of this year's Spring Day events is the greased pole contest. This event will begin at 3. The 20 foot slippery pole will be im bedded upright in the ground and will have a bell at the top. Contestants must climb the pole and ring the bell with their hands without touching the pole below the ten foot mark. Helpers may form pyramids in order to get the contestant to the ten foot mark. Starting time for the tri cycle race is 3:30. Each girl must wear a costume ap pro'priail6T1i"irve" year"oiof or under. Special trike riding skills will be Included in the race. All Spring Day events will be held in case of rain. Dizzyland' Following the planned Spring Day events, the Stu dent Union will host ist twen- E-Week Banquet The E-Week banquet win be held tonight beginning at 7 at Cotner Terrace, not at the Student Union as was originally stated in the Daily Nebraskan. phies for men and women. Final Recessional After the Court's final re cessional at 2:40, the Mortar Boards and the Innocents will take over and reveal chants Frosh "Jan Fletcher. for the past four years. ty-second birthday party. A carnival theme of "Dizzy land" will be carried out by game booths set up in the Pan-American Room. The booths will be open from 7 until 10 p.m. and will feature such attractions as the mouse race, a miniature golf course, weight lifting and a baseball throw. Prizes will be given in each of the booths. As this is the first year In the new Student Union, the committee believes that "this twenty-second birthday party will be better than the others because of the new facilities." The Cell Block 7, a group from Texas, will play on the terrace of the Union from 8 until 12 p.m. for the street dance. They have made nu merous television appear ances, among t hem the Ed Sullivan show. The group also played for college night dur ing New Student Week. Spring Day trophies and prizes will be awarded at the 10:15 intermission. Bill Connell will be the master-of-ceremonies. During the break the Union birthday cake will be cut by Dean Ereckenridge and Miss Mary Jane Mulvaney. N Club members will carry out the cake and present it to student body. The street dance, ending the Spring Day festivities, will continue until 12 p.m. jU..U..nr InitiatesMcmbers Fourteen vocational educa tion agriculture students were initiated into Alpha Tau Alpha, national honorary fra ternity last night. They include Gailard Long more and Chauncey Nelson, seniors; Edsel Bartels, grad uate; Donley Henning, Ger ald Huntwork, Stanlty Lahm, Donald Olson, Carl Roberts, Allen Wellman, Errol Wiges and Willard Witte, juniors; DwigM Heng, Robert Mason, and Donald Simonson, sophomores. their new members by the traditional tapping and tack ling ceremonies. Ivy Day, which was started in 1898 as Senior Class Day, is the climax of the year's activity events. Soloists for this years festivities is Suz ann Worley, who is a mem ber of University Singers and was a soloist in this season's presentation of the Messiah. The characteristic ivy and daisy chains, whfch line the path to the throne for the Queen and her court, will be carried by the following co eds: SENIORS Mary Ramage, Joyce Johnson. Mari lyn Mead. Sally Miller, Gretchen Blum, Cynthia Hansen, Marilyn Linquist, Car. ole Larsen, Betty James, Judy Douglas. Bobbie Jorgensen, Mary Lou Lucke. Jean Hageman, Marcia Weichal, Sally Smiley, Gale Schlaht, Eileen Santin. Anne Nordt quist. Claire Prucha. Phyllis Voes, Ann Witthoff, Mamie Gardner, Barbara Snav ley, Sue Worley, Sue Johnson, I r m a Kluge, Joan Nissen, Diane Russell, Joan Bailey, Diane Erickson. Faye Oeltjen, Colleen Christenson, Deanha Dietrichs, Joyce Tumbull, Nancy Munson, Marcia Barnes, Janet Mohlman, Myrna Rich ards, Suzanne Roberts, Marilyn Nacht man. JUNIORS Jane lachsinger, Jan Burgess, Rose mary Kuhl. Sharon Olson, Nancy Anville, Lois Muhle, Jan Jurgens, Gail Gray, Car olyn Whitney, Mary Luke. Sharon Janike, Judy Yaryan, Madge Haumont. Annie Olson, Loraine Hadley, Rosemary Rain forth, Joan Schultz, Nina Hudon, Thelma Christensen. SOPHOMORES Judy Hamilton, Angela Long, Anne Walker. LeNette Wiese, Janet Hoeppner, Kitty Shearer. Sharon Moncrief, Bobbie Tanner, Sharon Rogers, Diane T i n a n, Mary Knolle. Jessie Johnson, Bernice Hodge. Virginia Sagehom, Bev Ruck, Gladys Rolfsmeycr, Kay Masters, Raita Jansens, Alfreda Stuate, Pauline Hill. FRESHMEN Helen Lanis, Phyl Francies, Corrine Newton, Suzi Moffitt, Judy Hansen, Cyn thia Holmquist, Karen Muehlich, Kay Ifleves, Sue Isaarunn, Lana Norris, Ruth Ann Read, Sue Swanson, Margaret Tool, Jane Price Jan Fletcher, Kay Anderson, Linda Scarlett, Beth Derin- .Sherry Bargh, Trina Hakel. . ' AAUW Plan Outstanding Coed Award A new presentation has been added to Ivy Day this year. For the first time the Amer ican Association of Univer sity Women Award will be presented publicly to an out standing senior coed. The award according to Dean Helen Snyder, has been presented annually for the past several years, but was never publicly presented. The award consists of a cer tificate of membership in the AAUW which lasts for one year after graduation, Miss Snyder said. The' purpose of the program is to improve education on a national level through such means as study groups and legislation,, Miss Snyder added. Women e 1 i g i b 1 e for the award are recommended to the dean's ofice by faculty members. Recipients are then chosen on. the basis of schol arship and citizenship. Area winners wil be honored at a May 14 luncheon held at the University Club. Ivy Day Reaches 62nd Birthday . . . Traditional Weekend Was 'Senior Play Day' By Ann Moyer Ivy Day Weekend, hailed by Nebraskans as the most traditional custom of the school, will observe its 62nd anniversary this weekend. Known as Senior class day, the predecessor of Ivy Day began in 1898 and was largely a "senior play day." Three years later in 1901, the name was changed to Ivy Day derived from the ivy which the presidents of the junior and senior classes planted during the ceremony. Also at the time of the plant ing of the ivy, the senior class president presented the Ivy Trowel to. the junior pres ident as a symbol of passing the responsibilities to the up coming senior class. The Innocents Society was inaugarated in iWZ. The 13th hooded mystics were originally only a Ne braska campus group for the purpose of promoting spirit. Later they became a men's senior honorary whose mem bership was service and ac tivities. Sixteen senior women were honored by selection for the May Pole dance but in 1905 this custom was abandoned and the Order of the Black Masque of Motar Boards was founded. The Siihilier Linden tree was planted in the year 1905 as part of the Ivy Day cere mony. It was a memitriun to the German poet, Schiller, I I Pi " r I. pin " I i-W 'sLi ii im i mi nun n ?????????? "It's all very mystic" an Innocent. MBs, Innocents Have Worries On Ivy Day By Nancy Brown Tomorrow a small number of juniors will receive what is commonly considered one of the highest honors on the University campus the honor of becoming a Mortar Board or Innocent. Although the festivities may all seem to be part of a well-established tradition, there are quite a few things and worries that go on behind the scenes. First, what motivates people to go to watch the tapping of Mortar Boards and the tackling of Innocents? Dave Godbey, Innocents president, feels "it is the widely recognized honor surrounding it which makes peo ple curious to see the ceremonies." Mrs. Katherine Wills Coleman, former national president of Mortar Boards, felt that it is all part of the traditional interest in Ivy Day. Has anyone ever been scheduled to be tapped or tackled who was not there at the ceremony? Last year in Innocents, one newly elected member had to be retrieved from the baseball field to be tackled. An other year, the entire group of Mortar Boards left the Ivy Day grounds to tap a girl who was sick in Student Health.. If the newly-elected member cannot be found, an announce ment is made that the junior has been chosen to member ship in the society. How do the Mortar Boards and Innocents spot their new members in the large crowd watching the ceremony? Karen Peterson, president of Mortar Boards, explained that as the Mortar Boards go through the crowd ahead of time, they watch for the chosen juniors. If the girls move, the search just begins again. Godbey's only explanation was, "It's all very mystic." Has anyone ever resigned from Mortar Boards or In nocents? In 1955, Jack Rogers, a former president of the Student Council, resigned from Innocents and stated that he did not believe the Innocents' existence works to the best in terest of the University. Rogers stated that the Innocents were traditionally thought of as a specially privileged group over and out side the law. He thought that the society receives too much respect for what it actually accomplishes for the Univer sity. Mrs. Coleman stated that in her memory, no one had ever resigned from Mortar Board. What happens if weather is bad? Usually the ceremonies move inside to the Coliseum. But, as Godbey stated, "If it's all mucky, we'll tackle them in the muck!" and still stands in the area known as the quadrangle north of the old Administra tion building. One of his lines of poetry, "a deep meaning often lies in old customs," expresses the thought behind the Ivy Day traditions. The Ivy-Daisy chain joined the ranks of tradition in 1910, two years before the May Queen and her court first ap peared. TNEs To Stage Big Blow-Out Alums of Thcta Nu Epsi'l on, campus sub-rosa soci ety, are sponsoring a dance at Kings Ballroom tonight, according to invitations sent to students and organized Several hundred invita tions have been received, it was learned upon a rough poll of various houses and students. The invitations carried a skull and cross bones, sym bol of TNE, plus the words: "The alumni of Theta Nu Epsilon request the pres ence of yourself and date at a party Friday, April 29, 8:30 to 11:30 at Kings Ball room. Admission by presen tation of this card only. Semi-formal dress." Rumors circulating around campus have it that the party may be a hoax. The first May Queen ,wai presented on Ivy Day 1912 in a red and white rickasha do nated for the purpose by William Jennings Bryan. The influence of World War I affected the Ivy Day pro-' ceedings of 1918. A flag was presented to the University bearing 1413 stars which commemorated the students and alumni military men. The idea that the Queen should have a Lord became reality in 1919 but proved un satisfactory so the Queen re turned as sole ruler of the Ivy Court the next year. 1921 marked the first year that Motar Board functioned as a member of the national Pi Sigma Alpha-Mortar Board. Also in that year Kos met Klub entered the festivi tieJL and imtiiated their first Honorary memoerTTwo yeari later the Klub began the fra ternity Ivy Day Sign which was joined in 1927 by tht AWS Sorority sing. One of the biggest week ends in Ivy Day History was celebrated in 1938 when the Farmers Fair, E-Week and the opening of the new Stu dent Union were combined with the usual activities of the weekend. The Student Un ion's annual birthday celebra tion has now become part of the Ivy Day weekend. The most recent addition to the Ivy Day celebrations is Spring Day which occurred for the first time in 1855.