The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 17, 1961, Image 1
St Patrick Walked l Sgftfy; Carried By Janet Sack Today the . Emerald Isle of elves and mischievous leprechauns who hoard their pots of gold is cele brating St. Patrick's Day. But what is St. Patrick's Day? Where did it come from? How did it orig inate? Today commemorates the date of St. Patrick's death hundreds of years ago. It is celebrated in Ireland with every kind of demonstration to show their affection for the memory of the patron saint of Erin. The St., Patrick's Day fes tivities in Dublin is un equalled by any other holi day, of that sort in all of Ireland. . , ' Flags Fly In Ireland on March 17 flags fly on the steeples and Legislature Income Tax Bills Still Pending By Nancy Whitford The fate of three companion bills, which could alter the source of income for the University and other state sup ported institutions, is still pending in committee after four and and one-half hours of public hearing. Nearly 500 people crowded the Main Senate Chairber Thursday to hear and give testimony on the controversial measures to broaden Nebraska's tax base LB421, 422 and 423. LB421 would levy a general two, per cent sales tax and a graduated income tax of from one to four per cent of fed eral taxable income; LB422 would eliminate the state from the property tax field and LB423 would place a sur tax on dividends as a substi tute for the intangible pro perty tax on stocks and bonds. Sen. Hans Jensen of Au rora, a co-sponsor of the bill and a member of the revenue committee which conducted the hearing, led the organized supporters of the bill with the contention, that the pro perty tax "no longer repre sents ability to pay." Non-Property He said non-property own rrs do not pay as much to wards educating their c h i ! dren as property owners who earn the same amount of in come. Other co-introducers Sens. Willard Waldo of DeWitt, The odore McCosh of Gering and Fern Hubbard Orme of Lin coln, offered amendments and labeled the bill as the "best sales-income measure pro duced yet." "I am convinced we can no longer keep adding and adding to the real estate and property base, "McCay said. "I have bt-en too much prop erty go by the wayside just to avoid taxation." Roger Dickeson, Lincoln attorney representing the property tax release comit- tee, said the three bills would neither increase nor decrease taxes but would distribute the burden more equitably.. Favor Measure Other groups favoring the measures include the Nebras ka Home Builders Associa tion, Nebraska State Grange, Lincoln Chamber of Com merce, Nebraska Farm Bu reau and a number of tax payers and land owners. Ray Scott, of the Omaha Industrial Foundation, coun tered with the declaration that sales and income taxes have not solved Iowa's prob lem. "Lack of these two taxes," he said, "attracts industry to Nebraska." Owen Cotton, vice president of the Association of Nebras ka Tax Payers, said property taxes had not diminished in neighboring states such as Kansas,' Colorado and Iowa "although these states now have sales and income, taxes in addition." . Nebraska escaped the "de- nroccinn " nf IQfirt rhieflv be- yiL V o kjvs v - a.vw cause of a balanced economy and favorable tax climate, ac cording to Marvin Schmid, chairman of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce. Additional operation came from labor leaders, farm groups and tax payers. Sen. George Syas of Oma- Aff CoketailHour Features Phi Psis The Ag Union dance com mittee will hold a Coketall Hour today in the Ag Union from 4-5 p.m. for all students and faculty members. Featured at the event will be a combo, the Phi Psis plus One. . The Ag Union lounge will be availablefor dancing. According to Mylon Filkins, committee chairmen, coffee and cokes will be sold in the Dell at half price and that a special sundae will be offered in recognition of St. Patricks Day. bells ring out Incessant peals until midnight. Games of Irish origin are . played all day long, and by nightfall many of the town's people are well on their way to the sublime. This is a popular song sung by the Irish on St. Pat's Day: St. Patrick's the holy and tutelar man; His beard hung down his bosom like Aaron's ran: Some from Scotland, from Wales, will declare that he came, But I care not from when now he's risen to fame: The pride of the world and his enemies scorning, . I will drink to St. Patrick, to-day, in the morning! He's a desperate big, little Erin go braugh; . He will pardon our follies ha, a member of the revenue committee and a declared opponent of the three bills, has predicted they will reach the floor whether approved by the committee or not. Tribunal Changes Accepted Council Approves Selection Process The Student Council accept ed a change m the process of selecting Student Tribunal judges proposed yesterday by the Council Tribunal commit tee. At present Tribunal judges are selected by the process of two interviews. The pre liminary screening of candi dates is done by the Council nominating committee. The fi nal selection is made by the Council after the applicants have interviewed before the Council. The proposed method of se lecting of j n d g e contains three points: 1. The nominating commit tee of the Council shall pub lish the time of preliminary interview period at least two weeks before preliminary in terviews. 2. The Council nominating committee shall set their own rules of procedure and shall choose from among the appli cants, three potential judges lor eacn position. 3. A final selection commit tee shall interview the appli cants surviving the prelimi nary interview session. The membership of the final selec tion committee shall be: a). the chairman of the Council nominating commit tee who will act as chairman, b) the president of the Stu dent Council, c) .the chairman of the Trib unal, 3) A senior member of the Tribunal to be chosen by the Tribunal. Jim Samples, chairman of the Tribunal committee, said they felt the change in selec tion process was merited be cause such a fmal selection committee would consist of persons who were most famil iar with the requirements and qualities of a good Tribunal judge. SHADES Aquaquettes Linda Hallam (left) and Pam Hollaway are having a laugh at the expense of Sally Slewerdsen. The annual Aquaquette show was held last night and and promise us Joy. By the Mass, by the Pope, by St. Patrick, so long As I live, I will gives him a beautiful song! No saint is so good, Ire land's country arorning; Then hail to St. Patrick, to-day, In the morning! No matter what part of the world an Irishman hap pens to be in, when March 17 comes, he celebrates. ' Uncertainty ' There is no other saint in " the Catholic hagiology (writ ings about lives and legends of saints) about whom so much uncertainty exists. the 1VERS1TY OF LIBRARY C8 HKCHJVES Vol3Vfc4SJ E lection Draws 1,034 The All Women's Election, Wednesday, turned out 1,034 women voters. This number is nearly 350 over the 1960 election figure. The election decided the of ficers of the Independent Women's Association (IWA), the Associated Women Stu dents (AWS), the Women's Athletic Association (WAA), and the "Y o u n g Women's Christian Association (YWCA). The students also voted for the May Queen. IWA The new president of IWA is Alfreda Stute. Miss Stute is a junior in the College of Ag w j- ? rV x" ff ... Ji,r fh ' StfV L J,VV 1 f - YV ;-vr I- f; TV INTERNATIONAL ROUNDTABLE Planning for an "Around the World" buf fet supper and meeting to .be held s this Sunday are members of the Nebraska In ternational Association. The group in cludes, from the 1 e f t, David Sorenson, U.S.A.; June Sorenson, U.S.A., Tlar-Yash NIA Buffet Dinner Boasts Around World9 Theme The N.I.A. "Around the World" Buffet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Foods from ten countries, including dishes from Ethio pia, Iraq, Sweden, the Phil lipines, bean curry from In dia, saice from Bolivia, suffed peppers from Turkey, egg fooyung from China, chicken Lutheran Choir Sing 'Requiem9 The Lutheran Student Choir will present the "Requiem" by Gabrial Faure at the Luth eran Student House Sunday evening at 7:30. Soloists will be Rita Boughn, sporano, and Roger Quadhamer, baritone. Grace Schmidt will be pianist and Professor Raymond Haggh, organist. ''I ( 7 J , 1lV OF SOUTH PACIFIC will be held this evening at 7:45 at the Coliseum. The 50 cent tickets can be ob tained at the door or from any Aquaquette member. ' If ia not even known whether March 17 is the date of St. Patrick's birth or death, though it is some times said to be both. According to the best au thorities, St. Patrick .was born about 386 A.D. in a village just outside Glaston burg, England. The most popular of the legends regarding St. Pat rick is that which gives him credit for driving all the snakes and vermin out of Ireland. Noisy Saint ' According to legend, everywhere St. Patrick NEBfo riculture, president of : Ter race Hall, member of Student Pnunpil the ory Board, past IWA junior board member and member of the Lutheran Student As sociation. Clare Vrba is the new vice p r e s i- Miss Stute dent of IWA, Miss Vrba is a junior in the College of Agriculture, member of Love Memorial Hall, Uni- curry from Pakistan and en panabas and albondigas de! carne from Panama will be served. Don Davis, president of the Lincoln Junior Chamber of Commerce, will be t h e guest speaker. Musical enter tainment will be provided by Eduardo Bisbal of Peru and Anthony Bryan of Trinidad. Tickets are on sale in city and Ag Students Unions or can be purchased at the buf fet. Jazzy DU's Friday The Delta Upsilon combo will be the campus group featured in the Crib today from 4-5 p.m. at the Jazz and Java session. Members of the combo in clude Bob Billesbach, John Hardin, Dick Evans and Denny Zegar. went, his drum was sure to go. This noise attracted the people. - It is impossible to s a y when the 17th of March be gan to be known as St. Patrick's Day and observed as the popular holiday of Erin. But, whatever may have' started it, there can be no doubt that the day is a na tional holiday in Ireland ob served with much enthusi asm, and renewing and in tensifying the patriotism of the people. ' In most of the large cities in the United States St. Pat mrnm The Nebraskan versity Th eater, Phi Upsi lon Omicron, Alpha Lambda Delta, Newman Club and past IWA junior board member. Senior board members of IWA are Donna Johnson and Judy Morhart. Junior board members are Katherine Anderson, Norma Countryman, Karen Edeal, Judith Polenz, Karen Sass and Sandra Weiher. The new sophomore IWA board members are Barbara Becker, Karen Leach, Patri cia Lindquist, Marilyn Sever in, Sandy Schreiner and Jan et Watson. Joan Sandall, Chi Omega P. Gugani, India; Mary Ann Volberding, U.S.A., Frastus Arewa, Nigeria, Mitra' Hovsepina, Iran; Alex Chung, Hong Kong; Patricia Burney, U.S.A.; Jagjit Singh, India; and Dursum Uresin, Turkey. More Corrections In ' Tuesday's Daily Ne braskan, a mistake was made in the officer listing of Alpha Omicron Pi. Officers are Judy Mikkle son, president; Ellen Baso co, first vice president and pledge trainer; Nancy Mc Gath, second vice president; and Nancy Jaqobson, rush chairman. Democrats Meet Tuesday Night The Young Democrats will meet next Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Student Union., Jim Huge, recently elected acting YD head upon the res ignation of president Don Fer guson until the group holds elections in May, described a "Peace Corps" program to be presented Tuesday. "The program will tell how far along the Peace Corps ac tually is, how anyone interest ed in participation may go about the same and the regu lations required for joining," said Huge. "A panel of six foreign stu dents from Africa, India, Ja pan and South America will tell what they feel the Peace Corps can do in their coun try," he said. Dr. Lancaster ' Given Fulbriglit A Fulbright grant to lec ture on American government at the University College of Swansea, South Wales, Eng land, has been given, to Dr. Lane W. Lancaster, retired University professor. Dr. Lancaster, a member of the University political sci ence staff for more than 20 years, received the grant as an emeritus member of the University faculty. Swansea currently has an enrollment of 1,200. ' ' i Big Shamrock rick's Day is celebrated by a parade through the streets by the Irish national socie ties and other citizens ( of Irish birth or blood. In Ireland itself the cere monies are less formal The shamrock is worn commem morating St. Patrick's preaching of the doc trine of the Trinity. He made use of this plant bear ing three leaves upon one stem as a symbol of the religious mystery. In every household a plateful of the herb is placed upon the breakfast table of the. master and the and a junior in Home Econ, omics, is the new YWCA president. Miss Sandall is also VHEA president. She re cently trans ferred from N e b r a s ka Wesleyan where she was pres ident of the YWCA last year. The new vice presi dent is Jan Miss Sandall Jeffery. Miss Jeffery is a sophomore in Arts and Scl ences, on the Red Cross board, past YWCA chairman and a member of Delta Del ta Delta. Judy Mikkleson, a junior in Home Economics, is the new YW secretary. She is presi dent of Alpha Omicron Pi and secretary of Phi Upsilon Omicron, past membership chairman of YWCA activity stops chairman of Hospitali ty Days. The treasurer of YWCA is Susie Wood. Miss Wood is a sophomore in Teachers Col lege and a member of Alpha Xi Delta. Nancy Sorenson is the new district representative. , Miss Sorenson is a sophomore in music, on AWS board, WAA board and membef of Kap pa Delta. WAA Fran Johnson is the new president of WAA. Miss Johnson is a junior in Agri culture, member of. Alpha Omicron Pi, past WAA intra mural cordi nator, mem be r of the Home Eco nomics Club, on Ag Union board mem- of Phi Upsi- ' Ion Omricon and VHEA. , Mary Dris- t, , , ', , haus, a jun- Miss Johnson ior in Teachers College, is the new WAA vice president. Union Chairmen Forms Available Applications for S t u d e n t Union chairmen and assist ants are available in the Un ion Program Office on both city and Ag Campus. The applications are due March 25 on Ag and April 4 on city at 5 p.m. Applicants must also sign the interview sheet for interviews to be held April 4 on Ag and April 8 on City. A coffee hour for those ap plying from city will be held prior to the interviews on Thursday, April 6 from 8-9 p.m. in the Student Union. The new chairmen and as sistants of both Unions will be announced at the annual Awards Dessert held April 11. Ag Group Holds Easter Breakfast The Ag YM-YWCA will hold their annual pre-Easter breafast at the Ag Union, Sunday at 7:30 a.m. The breakfast will be served after a short address by Rev. Keith Shepherd, pas tor of Warren Methodist Church in Lincoln. University students, facul ty and the general public are invited to attend the break fast, according to Archie Clegg, event chairmen for the sponsoring group. . Tickets are 90 cents each and may be obtained until to morrow noon from Shirley Gates, Fedde Hall, either the Farmhouse or Alpha' Gamma Sigma fraternity houses, Ag U'-iion activities office or any Ag Y member. X J , J mistress, who are expected to "drown the shamrock" in generous draughts of whiskey and then send the bottle down into the kitchen for the servants. A traveler to the land of St. Patrick would find the people of the Emerald Isle v, quite willing to tell them stories of St. Patrick. He lives now just as he did some 1,400 years ago. Every true Irishman knows just what routes he t r a veled,' where he slept tod stayed, and even where his footprints still remain on the ground of Ireland. Friday, March 17, 1961 Coeds Miss Drishaus is a member of Chi Omega, past WAA treasurer, member of Dean's Advisory Board, member of UNSEA, slated for state pres. ident and president of PI Lambda Theta. Nancy Sorenson was elected secretary of the or ganization. Judy Knapp, a sophomore in Arts and Sciences, was elected treasurer. Miss Knapp is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, past WAA publicity chairman, member of Build ers and of Y-Teens. AWS Jeanne Garner, a junior In Teachers, is the new AWS nresident. Miss Garner is km. ond vice president of Delta uamma, member of Lincoln project ana past member of the AWS board. The new vice president of AWS is Sharon Rog ers, a junior in Teachers. Miss Rogers is secretary of K a D D a Miss Garner Delta, member of Panhellen ic, member of Student Coun cil, member of WAA. mem. ber of Huskerettes and past member .of AWS board. The new senior board mem. bers are Nickie Christie, Del ta Gamma; Mary Knolle, PI Beta Phi; Marlene Mueller, independent; Nancy Teder man. Aloha Chi Ome?a: and Sukey Tinan, Kappa Kappa uamma. New junior AWS board members are Pam Hirsch bach, Ghl Omega: Herbie Nore, Kappa Alpha Theta; turn romman, Alpha Phi; Suzie Stolz, Alpha Omicron Pi; and Karen Yost, inde pendent. The new sophomore AWS board members are Diane Diana Armour, Pi Beta Phi; Kathy Farner, Pi Beta Phil ' Beth Hemmer, Alpha Phi; Janet Janssen, Alpha Chi Omega; Billie Spies, Alpha Omicron Pi; Jane Tenhulzen, Kappa Alpha Theta; and Kathy Vollmer. independent. May Queen The women also voted for the May Queen. The ten fi nalists were Barbara Barker. Eleanor Kessler, Sharon Jan ike, Donnie Keys, Kay Swo boda, Janet Hansen, Nick! Herndon, Kay Hirschbach, Jeanie Spanhake, and Mary Lu Keill. The May Queen and her Maid of Honor will be re vealed on Ivy Day, May 6. Mortar Board was ia charge of the election. Today on Campus Friday: Psychology symposium, Dr. Cal Pfaffmann, Brown Uni versity, 9:30 p.m., Student Union ballroom "Lady of Eternal Spring time," 8 p.m., Howell Theater Aquaquettes, 7:45 p.m., Coliseum Saturday: Teacher s College dinner, 6 p.m.. Pan American room, Student Union "Astrology Fact or Fic tion," 2:45 p.m., Planetarium "Lady of , Eternal Spring time," 8 p.m.,1 Howell The ater Sunday: ' Ag Talent Show, 8 p.m., Ag Union "Astrology Fact of Fic tion," 2:30 and 3:45 p.m., Planetarium Art exhibit starts, continues through Aprd 16, A Morrill Hall ! Pre-Easter breakfast, stu dent YM-YWCA, 7:30 a.m., Activities Buliding, Ag cam pus . . . Sympnomc Dana concen, p.m., Student Union ball room .