The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 03, 1961, Image 1

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Vol. 74, No. 73
The Nebraskan
Friday, Mar. 3, 1961
Ball To
IFC Assessment
Placed at 82.35
The Interfraternitv Coun
cil (IFC) Ball featuring
Ralph Marterie and his Marl
boro Men will be held Satur
day night at Pershing Audi
torium. The ball, which will be
semi-formal, begins at 9 p.m.
and lasts until 1 a.m. Wom
en's hours have been ex
tended until 2 a.m., accord
ing to Helen Snyder, dean of
The assessment for the ball
has been set by the IFC at
$2.55 for each fraternity man
and his date.
Marterie, a 'top-rate band
leader, has many "gold la
bel" million record sellers
including "Crazy Man
Crazv," "Shish Kabob,"
"Skodiaan," "Comulsion,"
'Pretend," "Blue Mirage"
and "Caravan." j
His well known LP album
kite are "One Night Stand,"
"Trumpeter's L nil a by,"
"Marterte's Mood," "Danc
ing On The Downbeat
Marvelous Marterie".
Ia 1949, Art Talmadge,
vice-president of Mercury
Records, picked Marterie as
the musician "who could
build a band after the tradi
tion set in the '30's by Glenn
Miller, Benny Goodman and
Artie Shaw."
The Marlboro Men have
been described as being
"more constantly on tour
than any other big-name or
chestra "in the business."
They have been established
as the nation's number one
college favorite as the num
ber oe ballroom favorite in
polls conducted by "Down
beat" and "Cash Box" mag
azines. Marterie's music has
earned the description "fluid
phrasing and solid beat."
Castor Bean
The agricultural engineer
ing department and the Ne
braska Agricultural Products
Research Fund will begin a
cooperative research project
on caster bean production in
the state, announced Pearle
F. Finigan, Nebraska's direc
tor of agriculture.
Minimum tillage methods
that have reduced operating
costs for com and milo farm
ers may hold the key to one
of tils most perplexing prob
lems for castor bean grow
ers, weed control, according
to Lloyd Hurlburt, chairman
of the department of agricul
tural engineering. !
Playing an active part Is
the research project win be
a new design incorporated en
tiH-planters that originated in
of the department f agricul
tural engineering, said Profes
sor Ilnrlburt.
The new design places
emphasis on the seed being
firmly pressed into the
ground and then covered with
loose soil, Hurlhurt said.
The press wbeels common
to conventional planting ma
chinery have been discarded
a the sew design.
It is hoped that the results
from the research will prove
the feasibility of using the
till-planter for castor beans,
said Finigan.
"This seems to be an an
swer to a way we can de
velop weed control in t h e
row without using chemicals
which generally do some
damage to the crop," Hurl
burt explained.
The research will also cover
work on seed box design.
Hurlburt speculated that
some of the poor strands that
result in the castor bean
plantings could be the result
of unsatisfactory seed boxes.
Present research on ma
chinery adaptable to caitor
beans is not new to the ag
ricultural engineering depart
ment, as the forerunner for the
present day castor bean har
vester was developed in the
40's at Nebraska in a pro
gram sponsored by Nathan
Cold, Lincoln business man,
according to Hurlburt.
- t
To Discuss
Do you have any ideas
about how Student Council
representation should be
If so, bring your ideas to
a meeting of the Student
Council committee on repre
sentation next Wednesday in
the Ogallala room of the Stu
dent Union.
The values of representa
tion by activities will be dis
cussed at this meeting. Oth
er related topics will be dis
cussed in the future, accord-
Selleck Boycotts Borai Fooc
Calvert Calls
RAM Meeting
By Norm Beatty
A question and answer session designed to orient effec
tiveness of the new Selleck Quadrangle student food com
mittee highlighted an all dorm meeting Wednesday night
The meeting was called after a "hunger strike" ex
pressed dissatisfaction with the removal of William F.
Wittman, graduate student, from the dorm following an
argument over the quality of food served in Selleck.
When asked at the meeting;' ; ; :
and ! n to Bill tonneu, chairman
of the Council committee.
Some of the Questions to land it is possible I
be considered are "Do the I made a mistake here
if reinstatement of Wittman
w as in order, Selleck manager
Alfred B. Calvert replied, "I
realize that I have displeased
some of yon with the decision
made concerning Bill.
I think that the feeling
you have shown is in order,
and if a representative group
who feels that he was not
treated fairly would like to
meet with an administrative
group consisting of Assistant
to the Chancellor James Pit
tinger. Director of University
Services William Harper,
and Dean of Student Affairs
J. P. Colbert, I would be
glad to arrange it
'More Than Happy
"Furthermore," Cal
vert continued, "I would be
more than happy to go along
with reinstatement because
il certainly make mistakes,
present Council members
have a proper means of com
munication with the students
they represent" "Are the
present Council members
representing the proper stu
dents," "Is there any. value
of having non-voting mem
bers on the Council" and "Is
there double representation
on the Council at the pres
ent" Members of the represen
tation committee from Stu
dent Council besides Coo
neQ are Dave. Myers .and
Nell Ferguson. Non-Conicfl
members are Tom Eason,
Ross EdeaL Mary Kokes and
John Bischoff.
Connell said any student
may attend and submit their ,
ideas or opinions.
Jazz Tickets JVotc
Tickets for the NORAD
jazz concert to be held ia
the Student Union Ballroom
at X p.m. Monday are now
There is no charge for the
tickets but holders will get
seating preference at the
concert The tickets may be
obtained from the Union
program office or from
members of the Arnold Air
Society and the special ac
tivities committee.
Adds, Drops
Totals Equal
To Last Year
"The number of adds and
drops is running about the
same as last 'year at this
time," according to Mrs.
lima Laase, assistant regis
trar. "There was a little bit of
difficulty because the grades
were not out before the add
period ended," said Mrs.
Laase. A two week period is
allowed for adding courses.
Drops made during the first
two weeks are automatically
two weeks, whether the stu
dent drops in good standing or
not depends upon the marks
received and the instructor.
Mrs. Laase also stressed
that a student who just stops
going to class has not official
ly dropped the course. In that
event the student will receive
a failing grade at the end of
ithe semester-.
The deadline for drops is
Saturday, May 6 at noon. "If
the student thinks be might
drop, do it now; don't wait
until the last day," Mrs.
Laase said.
Brill to Discuss
Mental Illness
Ag campus students' will
find out bow thin the line is
between sanity and insanity
on March 14, as Dr. William
Brill, psychiatrist at Univer
sity's Student Health, will
Dr. Brill, who wiH speak
from 4-5 p.m. in the Ag Un
ion, will discuss mental illness.
When later asked why the
decision could not be
"amended" rather than de
pend on an appeal to the ad
ministrative group, Calvert
stated, "If the person (Witt
man) returned and did not
have a negative approach to
the food problem, I would be
glad to reinstate without an
The new food committee
appointed last week by the
Residence Association for
Men (RAM) Council consists
of Dennis Mulligan, chair
man; Gary Harris, Jerry
Wood, Ron Bentz and Keith
Discussion of the bargain
ing power and potential of
the committee to improve
the quality and economy of
Selleck meals was lengthy
and many expressions of dis
satisfaction with past menus
were voiced.
Hit Checker
A question was raised con
cerning a student who had
hit a meal line checker after
the checker refused admit
tance because the line bad
closed two minutes previous
ly. "That student is still
here," the questioner said,
"and now poor Bill is made
a goat just because he ex
pressed bis opinions ver
bally." One liberal proponent of
kitchen improvement re
marked that since better
food preparation had not re
sulted in the past when
called for, "Why don't we
just clean out all the cooks
and dieticians and start
Calvert explained that
each board bul allowed $L7S
for meals each day, of which
22 per cent went for bond on
the Quadrangle buildings,
leaving $LSS for the raw
He explained that improve
ment in quality and prepar
ation would depend on eco
nomic handling of buying
and kitchen management,
keeping the $1.05 figure in
mind during all planning.
Through Committee
Calvert welcomed sugges
tions, and urged that anin-
David City Star
Nebraska Bound
Dennis K i r b y, all-state
prep selection from St
Mary's of David City, will en
roll at Nebraska in the fall,
Coach Bill Jennings an
nounced. Kirby played quarterback,
halfback and tackle for St
Mary's, the Class C cham
pion in 1960. He also is a
hurdler in track.
The 6-1, 186-pounder, has
earned four letters in foot
ball and track and three in
Kirby was an all-stater for
two years in Class C and won
both the high and low hurd
les last spring in his class at
the state meet here,
Kirby's brother, John,
played with the Hus-ker fre&h-
man team last tali.
dividual dorm resident with
a complaint or suggestion
should communicate through
the food committee in order
to make known all feelings
concerning menus and qual
Fred Rickers, RAM Coun
cil president, presided over
the meeting, and later told
the Daily Nebraskan that he
"thought Mr. Calvert will
make a sincere effort to
make the food committee
successful and increase the
quality of food."
"I think this meeting to
night showed the Selleck ad
ministration how the men feel
about the situation, and how
serious they are to see that it
is remedied," said Rickers.
"They have taken a sincere
effort and are not complain
ing just to complain."
Earlier in the day, Tom!
Eason, member of the Inno
cents Society and past RAM
Council president, issued the
following statement to the
Daily Nebraskan:
Acted Hastily
"I have considered the situ
ation as objectively as I am
able and after talking at
length with everyone .con
cerned, my opinion is that Mr.
Calvert acted in haste, per
haps in anger, and made an
error in judgment; and that
action should be taken to rec
tify this error.
"My prime concern is that
this action goes on Bill Witt
man's record and may harm
his career in the future. This
abrupt and, I feel, inappro
priate action has shaken my
confidence in the manager of
Selleck Quadrangle.
Wittman was contacted late
Wednesday night and agreed
to make a statement to the
Daily Nebraskan.
According to Wittman the
whole situation was ignited
Tuesday when be stopped in
at Calvert's room and asked
why the results of a question
naire asking for the dorm
men's preference for butter
or margarine was disregard-1
ed. (Wittman said the results
showed that a majority of the
residents prefered butter but
Calvert ordered margarine to
be used anyway.)
Butter Wastage
"He (Calvert) said marga-!
line was being used because
of the high wastage of but
ter," Wittman said.
Wittman said he then went
to class and when be returned
at 2 p.m., Calvert came to
visit him.
"Calvert said he was sorry
and that be had been abrupt
and be wanted to talk the situ
ation over," Wittman ex
According to Wittman, both
he and Calvert engaged in a
discussion of the food at Sel
leck Quadrangle at this time. :
Wittman noted that be pointed
out several faults with the
food and told C a 1 v e r t the
"food is lousy in generaL"
Not Eaten
. "I told him that sometimes
50 per cent of the food on a
plate is not eaten and there
fore, we are not getting a bal
anced diet"
Wittman then told Calvert
that "several of the students
were getting diarrhea" from
the food.
Calvert reportedly told Witt
man, "that's a serious accu
sation, 'according to Witt
man. Wittman said Calvert then
told him that he didn't think
it would be good for Wittman
to be around the Quadrangle
and anyone as dissatisfied as
Wittman shouldn't be in the
Calvert (according to Witt
man) told him that be had un
til Saturday to move out
Wittman moved into sn
apartment Wednesday with
three other dorm residents.
Wittman received his deposit
of $40 back from Selleck
Quadrangle but the other
three former residents did
.not, according to Wittman.
Ed 23 Applications
Applications must be sub'
mitted April 1 by all ele
mentary education majors
who plan to register for
Edacation 23 (student
teaching) for the first se
mester of the 1961-62 school
Application forms are
available at the Depart
ment of Elementary Edu
cation office, 202 Teachers
Little Action
By Council
Student Council action
slowed to a snails pace Wed
nesday as all business was
conducted in the space of a
half hour.
The Council passed a mo
tion asking that the library
committee . investigate the
possibility of extending the
library hours to 11 p.m. on
all Friday nights during final
nam oenods.
The main objection to this ! cafeteria lines and were
proposal ia the past has been
the cost of maintaining late
hours at the library for extra
Dave Myers, chairman of
the Open House committee,
reported to the Council that
Administration was interested
in having the committee work
in conjunction with them for
hieh school College Days.
The Council passed a mo
tion delegating the Open House
committee to work with the
sponsors of College Days to
make them "a more effective
event for the University."
Council members will serve
at the polls during the May
Queen primary election to be
held March 8. Polling places
will be located on both Ag
and City campuses.
Today on Campus
GjTnatic. AlWfllM rtiatnpwtaipf,
1 am., MmT P. E. BaMinc.
Af Experiment Statin Council mecto.
4 .m.. Mt Kenn Hill.
Aodunm Scm Tour. "Partoiw a Oi
Sea." 4 and p.m. Lev Library aaOt-
All-Vntvtrmtr Soaare Dwuw.
Ac UfcM.
A Into VMCA-VWC Tmm Cami
fal. t Ml JB AC VnK.
Sattrtxr: .
"AatrHocr Fart or Firtton 7 45 p m.,
Eatph Planetarium. Morrill Hn.
Ores. . a.m. ana 3:4 JIU aU
rfl! Hal). . .
Grnuiaii-, AH-CoTl-ae rhampintulupa,
1 p.m.. Men's P. E. Buudmc.
IFC Ball, PJU.-1 a.m. Pennine Au
ditorium. Ac Y Eatei Carnival, I jn Ac L'nion.
Jr. PinneOenie Chili rend. VT a m-Paa-American
Boom Student Vnioa.
Two Pictures
At Gallery
Two pictures in the Univer
sity Art Galleries' permanent
collection were damaged in a
"fist swinging incident"
Norman Geske, director of
the Art Galleries, said al
though the pictures were
"valuable," they were
scarcely damaged when a stu
dent punched his fists through
the fiber wall on which they
were hanging.
Geske declined to give the
exact value of the - pictures
and said it was a "depart
mental incident which already
had been handled."
One of the pictures was cut
slightly and the other was
knocked to the floor, he said.
The pictures involved in
cluded "Self Portrait" by
Wolf Kahn and "Woman" by
William De Kooning.
Ousting Quad Student
Starts Food Strike
By Dick Stuckey
The removal of a graduate student from
Selleck Quadrangle touched off a "hunger
strike" Wednesday evening in the dorm din
ing room.
Approximately 75 RAM residents partici
pated in the six table boycott of the evening
meal. Originally five Selleck houses planned
to "strike" in objection to the decision of
Quadrangle officials to remove William F.
Wittman, 23 year-old chemistry graduate stu
dent from Pittsburgh, Pa,
The decision resulted fronti
an argument between WKt-
man and Alfred B. Calvert,
Selleck manager, over the
quality of food served in the
dorm dining rooms.
A Selleck menu economy
move Tuesday utilized the use
of margarine in place of but
ter at breakfast and noon
Heated Argument
Wittman and Calvert en
gaged in heated argument lat
er in the day in Wittman's
Gustavson I room, and aft
er a "vicious attack" on the
Quadrangle diet, Calvert ask
ed Wittman to be out of the
dorm by noon Saturday.
Wittman and three other
men moved out yesterday.
The Daily Nebraskan
learned Wednesday afternoon
that feeling was reportedly
high among dorm men con
cerning the removal of Witt
man, and that the possibility
of some RAM counter-action
was not impossible.
At 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, dis
pleased dorm men mustered
forces quietly.
Gustavson 1 and 11, Bessey,
Hitchcock and MacLean
houses had all originally plan
ned to participate in the pas
sive meal boycott, and at
5:20 stronehearts from these
houses had gone through the
cafeteria lines and were sit
ting idly at the dining room
tables behind full trays of the
evening's meal of chicken,
mashed potatoes, carrots,
rolls, brownies and ice cream,
coffee and milk.
'This is a perfect night for
it because the chicken is so
bad here!" was one comment
before the hunger-strikers
walked orderly to the dining
room meal line. The lyrics
"TheyYe rioting ia Africa"
from the Kingston Trio hit
were occasionally heard from
a smug striker.
Many of the participants
covered their untouched trays
of food with mustard, ketsup,
sugar, and salt and pepper,
much to the dismay of the
"carpetbaggers" from the
training table.
'We'll Wait'
When asked what next, a
striker replied, "We'll wait
We've got more time than
they've got food!" Another
stated, "I've eaten here four
years the same bad food
I can stand to sit and pass
this one up!"
A non-participant in the
strike said when asked his
feelings, "I'm hungry I'm
eatin! I don't think they'll (the
strikers) get anywhere. In
fact, I think the kitchen knew
this was going to happen
the food was good tonight for
a change. In fact, I think they
even used butter!"
. A foreign student from Iran
stated that be "didnt know
anything about it (the strike),
but personally I don't care
for the food here."
At 5:35 p.m. Calvert ap
peared and asked for atten
tion. He said, "I know there's
two sides to every question,
and if you wish an open meet
ing tonight, I'd be glad to
arrange one. If you want me
to resign my job, IH quit
I'm sincere in my decisions,
but I don't pretend to be per
fed, and if you have no con
fidence in me, then well put
my resignation to a vote, and
if the majority wishes, I'll re
sign." As he finished there were
a few cries of "Dig in!" but
men at six tables quietly rose
from their untouched food and
left the dining area.
Union Looking
For Chairmen
Applications are now avail
able for Student Union posi
tions. Program Council applica
tions are due Tuesday. Inter
views will be held Saturday.
Applicants for the Council
must have a 5.7 overall aver
age, must be a junior or sen
ior in the coming fall and
must have served as a chair
man, assistant or committee
worker in Union:
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rri' Urn.
Discussing IBM machines in relation to
the field of electrical engineering is one
of the ledaers in the field, Dr. Claude E.
Waitson, (third form the left) who spoke
Tuesday evening on "Advances in Com
puter Speed and Miniaturization" ' in
Ferguson Hall.
Pictured with Dr. Walston are, (from
left) Malcolm A. Young, with IBM in
Owego, N.Y., James Wingall, with IBM in
Lincoln and Roland Rader, University
chairman of the American Institute of
Electrical Engineers and the student In
stitute of Radio Engineers.
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