The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 22, 1961, Image 1

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avy ROTC Head Leaves NU; Lauds University
Oapt. James R. Hansen,
professor of Naval Science,
will retire this June after
25 years of Naval duty.
He has been decorated
with every honor which the
Navy can bestow on an offi
cer except the Congression
al Medal of Honor.
In a special Interview,
however, Capt. Hansen re
fused to discuss his WW II
record, instead emphasizing
his respect for and faith in
the University and state of
. "University students tend
to be apologetic '-or even
ashamed of their institution;
they fail to recognize its
quality. In my commands
near the campuses of the
U.S. and overseas, I know
you people in Nebraska
have much to be proud of.
But if you don't support
your own University and
state, who else will?" point
ed out Capt. Hansen.
"A board of leading edu
cators acting under Naval
specifications selected the
University with 51 other col
leges and universities of 306
applying to provide a Naval
ROTC program. Selection
was based on academic
Biochemistry Congress
Dr. Pazur, Jacobi
Take USSR Trip
By Janet Sack
Two University faculty members have been invited to the
Fifth International Congress of Biochemistry to be held in
Mfleflnw Aiicrnct 1fl-1fv
Dr John Pazur, acting chairman of the department of
Biochemistry and Nutrition, ana ur. nerDen jacom, cuau
man of the department of biochemistry at the University Col
lege of Medicine, are the officially invited guests.
Dr. Jacobi will present ai
paper entitled "ciiecis ui
Phenothlezine Derivatives on
Enzyme Activity." The pur
pose of the International Con
gress is for the dissemina
tion of advances and knowl
edge acquired in biochemis
try by international biochem
ists. "It is very gratifying to
have an opportunity to pre
sent a paper before an inter
national body of scientists,"
said Dr. Jacobi.
, Translate Paper
He will present the paper in
English and those attending
the Congress will hear a si
multaneous translation of the
paper. The presentation will
be followed by a period of
questions and answers.
The Congress meets every
three years and the 1961 meet
ing will be the first time the
Congress has met behind the
Iron Curtain. Previously the
meetings have been held in
Western Europe. There has
never been a meeting in the
United States.
As a sidebar to his profes
sional trip, Dr. Jacobi hopes
to visit Paris and also Ge
neva, Switzerland. He would
also like to visit the depart
ment of Physical Chemistry
i.H.n University in the
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a iiv-
Netherlands, the first medi
cal clink at the University
of Frankfort on the Main in
Germany and the Max Planck
Institute for Cellular Chemis
try In Munich.
While Dr. Pazur Is in Rus
sia he will visit research cen
ters in Moscow and the sur
rounding areas. He was also
selected for a travel award
by the American Society of
Biological Chemists, which
will finance his trip.
Great Opportunity
"This will be a tremendous
opportunity to find out new
development in S o v i e t re
search," Dr. Pazur said.
At the Congress Dr. Pazur
will also present the results
of research done on the pro
duction of sugars in plants
at the University research
He also plans to visit bio
chemical Institutes in Czecho
slovakia, England and Ger
many. Institutes in these
countries are doing similar
research as is being done in
Nebraska, according to Dr.
"This will be an excellent
opportunity to learn new ap
proaches, techniques and in
formation on this type of re
search. Some of these ideas
can possibly be applied to our
research done at the Univer
sity," said Dr. Pazur.
; Dick Rueter was the win
ner of the 4-H Club's Beard
Contest and not Gary Gre-
der as stated in Monday's
' Daily Nebraskan.
"standing of the institution,
caliber of the faculty, and
national reputation," con
tinued Capt. Hansen.
"And the positions of na
tional leadership filled by
Chancellor Hardin and Dean
Weaver on the Executive
Councils of the Association
of Land Grant Colleges
(which supervises the edu
cational program of 80 of
college students) and the as
sociation of graduate col
leges respectively attest to
Pass TV
Senators Encourage
Extension of Service
A resolution designed to en
courage the extension of edu
cational television hi Nebras
ka was approved 34-4 by Ne
braska legislators after inser
tion of an amendment which
acknowledges the imDortance
of commercial TV service as
Sen. Richard Marvel of
Hastings, principal introducer
of the resolution offered the
amendment as a substitute
for a more specific amend
ment proposed by Sen. Ken
neth Bowen of Red Cloud.
B o w e n's amendment pro
vided that educational TV
channels should be reserved
only when such reservation
"does not deny any area the
facility of commercial TV."
Bowen and Sen. Frank Nel
son of O'Neill expressed fears
that educational TV might
freeze out commercial TV in
their areas, where commer
cial TV reception is presently
Sen. Marvel told Bowen he
has been advised that KHOL
TV of Holdrege is contemplat
ing an eastward move of Its
transmitter, and that KOLN-
TV of Lincoln contemplates a
satellite station, both steps oi
which would improve com
mercial service in Bowen's
Bowen's amendment lost
10-17 and Marvel's substitute
amendment carried on a
voice vote.
University Holds
Language Clinic
The Summer Language In
stitute will be held at the Uni
versity June 12-August 4.
Participants from 17 states
have been selected as mem
bers for the Institute, which
is being financed by a $79,744
grant under the National De
fense Education Act.
Fiftv-three secondary
school teachers of French and
Spanish will be housed at Uni
versity dormitories and will
receive stipends of $75 a
Tinder the direction of Dr.
Charles W. Colman, chairman
of the Romance Languages
department, the Institute will
be an intensive course in con
versation, and classroom and
laboratory techniques. Native
speakers of the two languages
will be available for frequent
the excellent people at the
University," Capt. Hansen
Referring to the Naval
ROTC program, Capt. Han
sen revealed tentative plans
to Increase the number of
regular N R 0 T C students
(those subsidized for all
costs except room and
board, for which $50 a
month Is paid).
If a regular NROTC cadet
is recommended for gradu
ate work by the dean of
graduate college and the
Professor of Naval Science
and if he is still eligible aft
er a year of observed active
duty, he is sent to the insti
tution in the U.S. most qual
ified in his field to complete
his Ph.D. All expenses are
paid, the student receiving
the regular Naval Officer's
salary as well. After com
pleting his Ph.D., the stu
dent undertakes naval re
Vol. 74, No. 113
Ten Names
By Jim Forrest
Three faculty members and
seven students are the last
nominees for the "Outstand
ing Nebraskan" as nomina
tions for the award closed
Van Westover, assistant
dean of Student Affairs, has
been cited for his first-name
relationship with nearly every
one he meets. In his dealings
with students and faculty
alike, he leaves no doubt in
anyone's mind as to the un
questionable desirability of at
tending a school such as
Nebraska, the letter said.
"Westover makes it a con
tinuous challenge to become
reasonably acquainted with as
many students as possible,
and is constantly aware of the
innumerable activities which
any one of them may be pur
suing," the nominating letter
The letter concluded by say
ing, "Van Westover personal
izes what a University should
strive to be."
William Torrence, instruc
tor in business organization
and management, has also
been nominated for the Out
standing Nebraskan faculty
member award. He has re
ceived a Bachelor of Arts in
Journalism degree and a Mas
ters in Sociology. He is cur
rently working on his Ph.D
while instructing
Torrence, according to thejdience and his contributions
letter of nomination, is a very
capawe university educator.
He does not iust repeat what
the student can read in the
text. He magnifies the stu
dent's perspective, he moti
vates the student, he encour
ages the student and he
teaches the student. He is
very dedicated to his profes
sion and holds the purpose of
education in high esteem, the
letter stated.
Before coming to the Uni
versity as an Instructor, Tor
rence was industrial relations
administrator for a Wisconsin
paper company where he
served as an Intermediary be
tween labor and management
in relation to wage and sal
ary administration.
In the classroom, he speaks
not only of theory but of real
istic situations which he ob
served in the field and of the
Last Campus Landmark Razing
The oldest building on campus, the form
er Nebraska Hall, has seen its last term
and will not be around next fall to greet
the incoming freshman class.
Located in the heart of the city campus,
this aging structure will go the way other
original University buildings have cleared
away for a growing and ever expanding
Although the old Nebraska Hall does not
have the sentiment behind it that other build
ings had, it Is one of the last.
Progress at the University has caused the
building to be condemned a structure that
has served Nebraskans for 74 years. Today
it is desolate and silently waiting for its
The bids will be accepted sometime
within the next month for the razing of the
building, said Carl Donaldson, University
business manager. The plans now call for
the razing to begin sometime in June.
No Immediate plans for a new building
are being considered yet, said Donaldson.
This of course does not mean that a replace
search for a specified length
of time.
A NROTC student con
tracting with the Navy for
the four college years may
similarly have his military
commitment deferred if rec
ommended by the dean of
graduate college and the
professor of Naval Science.
Capt. Hansen's war record
is possibly second to no oth
er Naval officer of WW II.
Graduating from the U.S.
Naval Academy in 1931,
Capt. Hansen served as
Chief Engineer and Dam
age Control Officer on the
USS Conyngham during the
Japanese attack on Pearl
As executive Officer of
the USS Chevalier, Capt.
Hansen rescued some 350
men from a damaged ship
in the Kula Gulf in 1943.
After the Chevalier and
sociological aspects which
thev entail. Because of his
knowledge and experience, the
letter went on, he can put dis-
cussion on a practical level.
James Blackman
Prof. James S. Blackman
of the Engineering Mechanics
Department has been nomi
nated for his work as an in
structor and lecturer and for
his work outside the class
room with student organiza
tions and extra-curricular ac
tivities. .The nomination States that
his professional experience in
industry and education has
been indeed commendable.
His articles in the field of
concrete material have ap
peared in several national
journals and his research in
vestigations of concrete have
received national recognition.
He was awarded the Uni
versity Research Council
grant for one summer and
the Abel Memorial Fund Re
search grant for four sum
mers. In 1956. Blackman was
awarded the Distinguished j
Teaching Award by the Uni
versity. The letter went on to say
how Blackman has served
with distinction as adviser to
a number of student organi
zations, and students with
many types of problems. His
talks and speeches to many
banquets and gatherings are
long remembered by his au
to the philosophical side of
the engineering profession are
it niinH k cow.
X I1C IdlCJ. (.U1IV1UUVU wj
in? "There has been, in sum-
mary, no limitation to tne ex
tent and nature of his out
standing contributions."
Dave McConahay
Dave McConahay, senior in
Arts and Science and past
o ' .
president of the Innocents So-;
ciety, nas Deen nominated ior
the Outstanding Nebraskan
student award.
Under his leadership, the
letter stated, the Cornhusker
Protege program was organ
ized, which brought 27 senior
men into contact with some
of the most competent busi
ness and professional men in
Nebraska; the Corn Cobs,
of which he is also past pres
ident, have begun and con
tinued the sponsorship of
ment will not
two other destroyers had
defeated a Japanese force
of nine warships in a night
battle off Vella Lavella Is
land in Oct. 1943, the Che
valier was torpedoed.
Silver Star
Capt. Hansen was award
ed the Silver Star Medal for
his "cool courage and ex
ceptional skill as.Evaluator
in Combat Information Cen
ter, inspection and attempts
to repair torpedo damage
with a severe leg injury,
supervision of transfer of
the wounded, and swimming
to the rescue ship in order
to leave room in the life
boats for the more seriously
wounded," according to the
Receiving the Purple
Heart Medal and the Legion
Merit for subsequent sub
marine action in the Pa
cific, Capt. Hansen was
awarded the Navy Cross for
The Nebraskan
groups of national re-known,
bringing the Kingstone Trio
and Dave Brubeck in the
first year.
In academics, McConahay
will graduate first in his sen
ior class in Arts and Science
College with an 8.37 overall
average. He has received the
Boucher Award, the Regents
Scholarship for four consecu
tive years, the Innocents Me
morial Scholarship, and the
Schreiber-IIunter Leadership
Scholarship. He is a member
of Phi Beta Kappa, T h e t a
Nu and Sigma XI and has
served as scholarship chair-
Inadequate Education
Book Project Group Prepares
To Aid Needy Foreign Youth
The Nebraska International
Book Project Committee has
formulated plans for the col
lection and distribution of
books in areas where such
needs exist.
University and NIA appro
val has prompted effort to get
the project well under way
before summer vacation.
The two dormitories and
the Student Union will be uti
lized for the collection of the
books, and books not used
will be sold to cover postage
and other overhead.
A statement released by the
committee stated: The Ne
i braska International Associa-
tion (NIA) has launched a
student project to help people
all over the world with edu
cational needs.
Inadequate Education
"A lack of adequate formal
No Rag, Kiddies
There will be no Daily
Nebraskan Tuesday as near
ly all of the staff members
will be on field trips to
dally newspapers through
out the state. The literary
magazine will come out
Wednesday and the final
edition announcing the Out
standing Nebraskans, Fri
day. be built sometime in the fu
Nebraska Hall was built in 1887, the third
building to be erected on the campus. Cost
then for the three story building was $41,400.
Military classes were held in the building
on the second floor until the beginning of
World War II. The basement was also used
for military supplies.
During spring vacation of this year as
old Nebraska Hall was being cleared, the
workmen found a case of hand grenades in
the basement left from the military classes.
There was quite a bit of excitement until
a group of experts came in and detonated
the explosives.
Since the war the Conservation Depart
ment has been the main group using the fa
cilities. The Conservation Department
moved out the first of this year and the
building has been standing empty since then.
Donaldson said, "The building has never
been glamorous and there will probably not
be much sentiment over the loss of it. Be
cause it was not much of an activity center
has a great deal to do with that feeling."
action against Japanese
forces in the Okinawa area
in May, 1945 as Command
ing Officer of the USS Mor
rison. "In a two-hour battle with
more than forty enemy air
craft, he carried out radical
defensive maneuvers and
directed his gun batteries in
maintaining a tremendous
volume of antiaircraft fire
under violent bombing,
strafing and suicide attacks,"
according to the citation.
"The Morrison fatally dam
aged by the hits of four sui
cide planes, Capt. Hansen
inspired his officers and
men to continue fighting and
to make every effort to save
the sinking ship."
During his post-WW II
command on the USS Hig
bee, he evacuated the last
foreign nationals from Che
too, China during 1950 as
the Chinese Communists
man for
the Interfraternity
Besides serving as presi
dent of Innocents and Corn
Cobs, he has served as presi
dent and secretary of Phi
Kappa Psi, assistant business
manager of the Cornhusker
and has played in varsity and
marching band, being elected
to Gamma Lambda, band
honorary. He lettered in var
sity golf and is a member
of "N" Club.
Alan Stockland
Alan Eugene Stockland has
been nominated for his ac
complishment in his chosen
education has always been a
barrier to peace and econom
ic progress.
We in America are very
fortunate that a lack of edu
cational opportunity is a prob
lem faced by very few of us,"
the statement continued, "but
in manv other countries edu
cational opportunity is all too
often lacking or hampered,
not by a lack of interest, not
because the people do n o t
have the ability to learn as
well as any one else, but be
cause their economy has not
developed enough to support
an adequate educational sys
tem. "The contribution of books
from many students will not
only be very helpful but will
promote even more lasting
friendships and understanding
between people," the s t a t e-
ment said.
"William O. Douglas re
cently pointed out that Russia
can afford to sell their books
(except Dr. Zhivago. etc.) to
other countries much cheaper
than the United states.
Law Review
Certificates to
Faculty members of the
College of Law received sur
prise awards from "Uni
versitas Nebraskensis-Review
of Law" presented by Law
Review at the Law Students
Association Annual Spring
Awards Banquet and Barris
ters Ball recently.
The event was attended by
over 200 law students and
their guests. The certificates
presented to the faculty
awarded them three hours of
"Review of Law Teaching
Senior Randolph Reed
served as master of ceremo
nies for the annual event.
John Gradool, president of lo
cal chapter of Coif, presented
membership in the Order of
the Coif, the highest legal
honor in Law School, to Don
Sherwood, Robert McCalla,
John Sullivan and D u a n e
Moot Court Board Awards,
presented by faculty sponsor
Richard Harnsberger, went to
Armies were entering th
In 1953 as Commanding
Officer of the USS Manches
ter, he received further rec
ognition for meritorious
service during combat op
erations against the North
Korean and Chinese Com
munist forces in the Korean
In August 1958 he assumed
his present command at the
University as Commanding
Officer and Professor of
Naval Science, NROTC
Reviewing his three year
command in Lincoln, Oapt.
Hansen emphasized that he
knows of no place in the
world that he and his wife
have enjoyed living in more.
"We regret," he concluded
"leaving the countless, clos
est friends on the faculty
and in the city."
Monday, May 22, 1961
field of bacteriology and
chemistry. Besides wis aouDie
major, Stockland has excelled
as a linguist, mastering both
Russian and German.
He is a member of the Pal
ladian Literary Society and
plays the piano, accordian
and triangles. The letter of
nomination also noted that he
participates in swimming and
weight lifting.
Russell Rassmussen
Russell Rassmussen hat
been nominated for the Ne
braskan student award. He is
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Through the Nebraska Inter
national Book Project (NIBJ)
we will be able to undercut
their prices quite a bit. The
books will be offered free of
charge to schools requesting
The program, which will be
continued in the future, in
cludes obtaining high school
level books from public hign
Various Books Needed
The committee stressed that
all kinds of books are needed.
Any books not shipped to
other countries will be sold
to buy books that are mora
appropriate or other educa
tional materials.
"Books are very important
and very much needed. The
amount of good and good will
generated by this project is
limited only by the number
of books given," said Jon
Traudt, committee member.
Students having opinions
and or questions are asked to
call either Carl Davis,
He 2-3663 or Jon Traudt,
HE 2-5953.
Gives Surprise
Law r acuity
Ed Langley, William Gourley,
John Henley, Gordon Hull,
Michael Lazer, Ben Neff, Jr.,
Charles Rogers, Fran Sidles,
Dick Tempero, Don Tread
way, Rofer Weigel and Earl
David Dow, dean of the Col
lege of Law, presented Law
Review awards to: Don Sher
wood, Charles Noren, Parker
Shipley, Sam Jensen, Robert
McCalla, Duane Mehrens,
Dick Gee, Levi Goossen,
Charles Kimball. Sam Van
Pelt, Robert Zuber, Bradford
Cook, Allen Graves, Jonn
Illich, Jr., James Janke, Shel
don Krantz. Joseph Krause,
Charles Pallesen, Richard
Peterson and Gene Watson.
Robert Zuber and Sheldon
Krantz were winners of the
Allen Moot Court Competi
tion. Runners-up Ronald Sut
ter and Sam Van Pelt also
received awards.
Prof. John Gradwohl re
ceived the trophy of the an
nual Order of the Bull award
(presented by the junior class.
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