The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 16, 1960, Image 1
NIA Approves By Nancy Brown An organizational constitu tion containing eight articles was approved unanimously at a recent meeting of the hew Nebraska International Association (NIA). At the same meeting, John Else, Dave Sorensen, Javad Abedi of Iran and Jagjit Singh of India were nomi nated for " the offices of co chairmen. Two co-chairmen, one from the United States and . one from another country, will be elected at the next meet ing in January. Other elec tions at this meeting wQI in clude the selection of eight members-at-large and a Stu If Probation Removed SAE, Sigma Nu Get Initiation Privileges .Sigma Alpha Epsflon and Sigma Nu fraternities have been granted the privilege next semester to initiate pledges who made their first semester average and pledged by Feb. 28, 1961, if the fraternities are off social probation.' The motion was brought before the Interfraternity Coun cfl Wednesday by Phil Bauer, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, who ald he felt the Jan. 9 pledging deadline should be extended. Bauer said the move was. "necessary" because the Sig Arphs and Sigma Nu nave been "almost assured" that they will be off probation Jan. 7. The motion, waiving the rule that "no fraternity be allowed to pledge someone after the fourth week before semester's end and initiate him the following semester" carried unanimously. Ron Gould, public relations director, moved that the pledging date be moved to Feb. 28. It was passed 10-9 with three bouses absent. IFC elections will be held during the last meeting of the first semester with nomi nations a week before ac cording to another ruling passed by the group. A motion to put the Junior IFC in charge of Greek Week was also discussed and passed. In other action, Bill Pax ton. Sigma Chi, moved that each house select an IFC rep resentative on a yearly basis to attend meetings with the house president The motion will be voted on next week. The motion was amended by Ron Bell, Phi Gamma Delta, to read that "the al ternate delegate serve from January to January" in or der that "the new council would be able to work with the new officers." Scripts Ready Scripts are now available for persons interested In trying out for the Kosmet Klub production of "Damn Yankees. Tbey may be picked up st the main desk in the Student Union any time aft er 12 noon today. Tryouts are set for Jan. 19 and 12. Approximately 45 persons are needed for the cast. Here We Go Agai n The Soviet Student Ex change program, which was scheduled for October, may be held in April, the campus YW-YMCA reports. A letter from J. Benja min Schmoker of the com mittee on Friendly Relations told the YW-YMCA: "On Nov. 22, and again on Nov. 25, I had conferences E resident of the Presidium of it Committee of Youth Organizations. "Madame Titova indicates that the group which was cancelled in October will be coming to the United States in April. She was unable to five me the exact number that we might expect and it is also likely that the personnel of the group will not be the same as those scheduled for October. ' "There is quite a long story itarding the cancellation of the October group and I will have this out in a special bulletin to all of our host as sociations just as soon as some additional clearances can be made and we can check up on the facts." Inside the Nebraskan Union Conference Region Eight Student Unions discuss plans for booking pool ' for top performers Page 4. Theater Review Phil Boroff and Doug McCartney review University Thea ter's current production, "A Streetcar Named De sire." Editorial Page Swimming Tonight ' Nebraska varsity swimmers clash with frosh this eve ning ; Page 3: dent Council representative Its executive committee will .consist of two co-chair men, the Student Council rep' resentative, secretary, treas urer, social chairman, pro gram chairman, publicity chairman, liason officer, par liamentarian and orientation chairman. The membership of the executive committee will be composed of two students from the United States and nine from foreign countries, with not more than one per son from the same foreign country. One to three faculty spon sors will be elected for terms of three years. They will be Builders Revamps Committees System Will Better Utilize Personnel The Executive Committee of Builders has announced the approved plans for the re organization of Builders com mittees. Ingrid Leder, president, said there will be three areas of concentration p u blication, public relations and Ag activi ties. The three vice-presidents are in charge of the areas. Two publication committees have combined to form one committee in charge of the Calendar and Student Direc tory. There will be two chair men to direct the combined committees. AH four of the present pub lic relations groups will meet as a single committee. Mass meetings of the PR group will be held in which temporary projects will be assigned un der the leadership of four project chairmen. The chairmen will be mem bers of the board. Each work er will be able to sign up for different projects. The Ag division will com bine the membership of four committees. It will be headed by two chairmen, one in charge of ag tours, the other in charge of ag public rela tions. Reasons Reasons that have , been listed for the change, accord ing to Miss Leder are: 1. To create more unity within the organization. 2. To better utilize Build er's workers, chainaen, and the executive board, partic ularly during "slack" pe riods. 3. To equalize the work load of the individual mem bers of the organization. 4. To provide better chan nels of communication. 5. To provide additional services to promote the Uni versity.. The changes wiH be effective January 11 providing the Stu dent Council gives it's ap proval of the plan. The reorganization will be especially helpful in the pub lic relations field because it will eliminate maintaining a large committee which is not busy all year long, Miss Leder said. The pool of workers will di vide so that when a special event comes up, for instance a large convention, workers can be assigned to this activ ity. When the event is over they will switch to a new com mittee which is busy with dif ferent activities. In this manner, workers, as sistants and chairmen can be kept busy all year round and will be able to do a variety of jobs rather than just one thing, she explained. Eight Article Charter considered as ex-officio mem bers of the committee. Four Committees Four committees will be set up to handle the activities of NIA. Speakers from inter national organizations, per haps even from the United Nations, will be invited to speak here. ... An International Student Week is also being consid ered. This week would in clude parties, dances and a Vol. 74, No. 48 the DISILLUSIONMENT "Streetcar's" Blanche DuBois her disillusionment and destruction. (Picture by Doug McCartney Story Page 2.) SellingPaintings? Say So on Entry Entrants in the Student Union's Art Show and Contest who wish to sell their work to the Union Picture Rental Library must indicate so on the entray blank. The deadline is Tuesday. The Union will spend ap proximately $100 on purchas ing a number of art works. To be considered for purchase each item must be in color. No three-dimensional objects will be considered, according to the Union Art and Exhibit Committee. Entrants must set their pur chasing price at or below the maximum if they -wish to sell their works to the Rental Library. A maximum of $10 has been set for all water colors, tempra and gouche and $25 for oil paintings. The Union will exhibit all items, including three-dimensional objects, during the show for public purchase. Rules for entering the show are available at the Union's main desk and in the Activ ities Office. January Bidding Set for Gallery The bidding and letting of contracts for the new , $2.5 million Sheldon Art Gallery to be built at 12 and R streets has been postponed until Jan. 5 at Z P-m. Verner M. Meyers, director of the University's division of planning and construction, said that the place for the letting is "still to be deter mined." Bids will be taken at this time from general contrac tors, mechanical contractors and electrical wiring contrac tors. The Sheldon Gallery will be used exclusively for gal lery and exhibition purposes by the art department now housed in the second and third floors of Morrill HaH I cultural project program set up to explain the culture and conduct of persons from other nations. An important part of the NIA activities will be a Big Brother-Big Sister program. Its job will be to help orientate the students to the campus and Lincoln. Mutual Understanding The purpose of NIA, as stated in its constitution, is to create mutual understand - Houses to Participate in Pool Council Hears Plans For Book Exchange An expansion of the student book exchange was explained Wednesday at the Student Council meeting by Al Plummer. The book pool for receiving books will take place between January 30, 1960 and February 1, 1961 and books will he on sale February 6 through the first week of classes of the sec ond semester. Plummer noted the follow ing points of action the Coun cil and the Alpha Phi Omega book pool committees decid ed at a joint meeting: 1. "To create a special sub committee composed of one representative . from each house in the men's and wom en's residence hall, each sorority, each fraternity and each Co-op house. 2. "To hold a meeting of this sub-committee on Tues day night, January 10, 1961 at 7. in the Student Union.' At the meeting, the represen tatives will receive informa tion concerning the book pool. 3. "To send letters to each president of the above men tioned living residences ask ing those presidents to select a sophomore or junior repre sentative to serve on the sub committee and informing these presidents of the date, time, place and purpose of the meeting plus information about the book pool." In order that the book ex change might have operating and publicizing-' costs, the Council voted to appropriate a supplementary budget of $25 to the Alpha Phi Omega book pool committee. A student using the book exchange along the north wall sast of the elevator in the basement of the Student Un ion will follow the following steps: He will fill out two cards. The name of the seller, his address, his asking price plus the title, author and course number will be written on both cards. If there is a pur chaser for the book, it will be sold and money will be returned to the original own er. . If the book is not sold, it ing and friendship among international students. NIA will encourage international students to participate in so cial and cultural programs. NIA plans to help new stu dents individually and c o 1 lectively, especially foreign students, by acquainting them with t he various types of services and facilities avail able on the campus and in the community, and to unite in a thinking group for serv Lincoln, Nebraska University Entrance 'Increasingly Selective' By Norm Beatty Entrance into the Univer sity is becoming more selec tive among incoming high school graduates, according to Lee W. Chatfield, director of Junior Division. The process of selection Is done through a strengthened counseling and advising pro gram, Chatfield said. When a student has a poor high school record and his past experiences indicate that he may not be able to make requirements for good stand ing here, the counseling and advising goes into action, he added. Students who were in the lower half of their graduat ing high school class may receive advice and opinions through the mail or through personal conferences to which the parents are invit ed, Chatfield said. This does not mean stu dents are turned away, he noted. "We cannot say no to Nebraska high school stu dents. We have a moral ob ligation to them." Choice After the poor high school student has been advised, he may do one of two things, according to his choice, Chatfield said. 1. He may decide not to attend Nebraska and follow some other interest, or, 2. He may heed the opin ions and advice and enter can be picked up by the own er. The book pool, however, reserves the right to keep all books which are not picked up by the owner," Plummer explained. KK Meets Sunday Kosmet Klub workers meeting 2 p.m. Sunday, room 232 Student Union. TODAY ON CAMPUS Friday: All University Square Dance Club, t p.m.. Ac Campus. "Streetiar Named Desire," g p.m.. Howell Memorial Theater. Swimming, varsity vs. freshmen, 7:30 p.m., Coliseum pool. Movies, "On the Waterfront" and "Holiday- Affair," 7 p.m. Student Union auditorium. Saturday: Last day to fill drops in good standing With Registrar. Faculty Dance Club Dinner-Dance. "Streetcar Named Desire," p.m., Howeli Memorial Theater. "Sfir o Brthlehem," 2:45 y n, Ralph Mueller Planetarium, Morrill Hall. Quality concrer conference, 11:15 a.m. 4:15 pm.. Student Union Ballroom. Sunday: Movies. p.m. and 1 p.m. Ham Operators Hear By Dave Griffin "We must be ready for war," warned General Lyle Welch at a UNARC-spon-sored amateur radio oper ators banquet Wednesday night. Speaking on "What Each Individual Can Do," Gen eral Welch emphasized the importance of the amatuer radio operators' role in the nation's defense. "Nebraskans have the idea that if something arises we will organize and combat it," he said. "But if we have an emergency such as war there will be Constitution ice to the University com munity. "Both American and for eign students are doing a lot of blundering in their rela tionships with each other here," .stated .Jack K o s macek, a member of the or ganization. "There is a neu tral atmosphere here on campus. Great opportunities are being lost here year after year. "Many dollars are spent on the University anyway with a pre-knowledge of what is expected of him, Chatfield explained. How can the Junior Divi sion determine who will be a good student and who will be a poor student? Chatfield gives the following answers: "We can unquestionably identify a statistical category of students who will have a poor chance, as a group, to succeed," he said. Such in formation is gained through high school scholastic rec ords and entrance exams. As a general rule, 90-93 per cent of the students in the upper quarter of their high school class do well here at Nebraska. By the Memorial Fund Set Up For Keiler A memorial fund has been established within the Uni versity Foundation in the name of Manfred L. Keiler, professor of art who died Dec. 1. According to Robert Knoll, associate professor of Eng lish, the contributions to the fund will be used to purchase a painting or paintings of Prof. Keiler's to be donated to the University Art Gallery collection. Donations from the public should be made out to the University of Nebraska Foun dation and can be sent to the University of Nebraska Foun dation and can be sent to the Department of Art, 207 Mor rill Hall or Robert Knoll, 223 Andrews Hall. The number of Prof. Kei ler's surrelist and neo-realist paintings to be added to the collection will depend upon the amount of money collect ed in the memorial fund, said Knoll. No Invitation, But Council Is Going The Student Council is send ing five or six delegates to the Big Eight Student Council convention even though there has been no official notifica tion or invitation. The decision to send dele gates to the Dec. 27-29 con vention came at the Council meeting Wednesday after President Ken Tempero re ceived a letter from a hotel quoting prices and extending an invitation. , According to the letter, the convention will be held in Kansas City, Mo., at the same time as the Big Eight Basket ball tournameut. Tempero will receive pay ment for all expenses except entertainment. Other repre sentatives will divide the amount left from the $150 allowed for the convention. no time to organize. There fore, we must be ready. "Civil defense sometimes has a bad connotation as certain Senators kick this ' word around in Congress," stated the general. Non military defense would be a better term. Provincial People "The trouble with Ne braskans is that they are provincial people. Most will go to the mountains fishing but will not look on the other side of the mountains. 1 "Nowdays, not o n 1 y Ne braskans but everybody must see what is on the textbooks and pamphlets to find out what is going on in the worlds yet. many students deny themselves the great op portunity of getting it right from the people themselves," Kosmacek continued. Any student, faculty or staff member of the Univer sity is eligible for member ship in NIA, and may join any time during the school year by paying his member ship fee. Friday, Dec. 16, 1960 same token, about 20 per cent or less of the students who were not in the upper one-fourth of their graduating high school class will not compile a satisfactory rec ord, according to Chatfield. He farther noted that "our retention is high among sue cessful students." In other words, those that remain in school for the second year for the most part, are those who have successful scholas tic achievement. Chatfield said that when a poor student is discouraged from attending the Univer sity then some selectivity has taken place. He said that both the student and the University will benefit. No Point "There is no point in en-' couraging a youngster to in vest $1,000 to 1,500 for some thing they don't have a chance to succeed at," he noted. The counseling and advis ing service has probably caused the number of college changes within the Univer sity among Junior Division students, although there is no definite proof, he said. The decline in colleg changes for the past six first semesters are shown on the following chart: first semester no. switched 1955- 5(5 ...325 1956- 57 429 1957- 1958 445 1958- 59 406 1959- 80 ...292 1960- 61 239 (to date) A common misconception among some people in the state is that Nebraska is not as selective as nearby states, Chatfield said. Same Practice "People misconstrue events when actually it is the same practice in other states," he said. Iowa State, for instance, may turn down a Nebraska student but will accept an Iowa student with the same abilities and past perform ance record. This same stu dent then applies for en trance to Nebraska and is accepted. Such events cause people within the state to think Ne braska does not have selec tivity and is therefore not a good school, he said. This process occurs in reverse or der when students from oth er states applying for ad mission to Nebraska a r turned down, according to Chatfield. Sinfonia Group Plays Jazz Friday The "Jazz and Java" ses sion at the Nebraska Union, Friday 4 to 5 p.m., will fea ture the Sinfonia Jazz Band. The 17 piece band, under the direction of Wesley Reist, will include such selections as, "Movin' Out,". "Cool Cannon" and "'Solid Slue." Defense job other side of the moun tains," he emphasized. About 50 people were present at the banquet in cluding members of the Lin coln Amateur Radio Club and Lincoln MARS club, ac cording to Jim Herbert, NNARC president. Other guests were Lt. Col. Richard Hamilton, act ing professor of air science; Marvin Garber, president of the Lincoln Amateur Ra dio Club and Larry Hood, president of MARS and. the club's adviser, Captain Thomas Daman. Vern Kil Lan served as master of ceremonies.