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

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Vol. 75, No. 10
The Nebraskan
Tuesday, October 3, 1961
Revue Audience
To Pick Winners
Finalists for 1961 Kosmet
Klub Nebraska Sweetheart
and Prince Kosmet have
been announced by Innocents
Society and Motar Board re
The final Kosmet Klub
royalty will be chosen the
night of the Fall Revue, Oct
14. All persons attending ;he
show will be allowed to vote
for the candidates of their
choice. The 1961 Prince Kos
met and Nebraska Sweet
heart will be selected on the
basis of the popular vote and
will be announced toward tne
end of the show along with
the winning skits and trav
eler acts.
The Sweetheart finalists
and their sororities are: Lin'
da Jensen, Kappa Kappa
Gamma; Maggie McCracken,
Delta Gamma; Susie Lovett,
Karma Katna Gamma; Lin
da Lou Sawvell, Delta Delta
Delta; Nancy Foreman, Chi
Omega; Rhoda Skiff, Gamma
Phi Beta; Judy Grazier, Al
pha Chi Omega; Judy Zadina,
Alpha Omicron Pi; Jeannine
Fenton, Gamma Phi Beta;
and Ann Hanna, Kappa Al
pha Theta.
Motor Boards, who inter
viewed all Prince Kosmet
candidates, released the fol
lowing finalists: Jerry Over
gaard. Phi Kappa Psi; Dave
Sunberg, Sigma Alpha Ep
silon; Don Purcell, Phi Deita
Theta; Bob Weber, Farm
House; Jim Goodell, Beta
Theta Pi; Ray Bulin, Delta
Sigma Pi; Bill Connell, Sigma
Phi Epsilon; Gary Koopman,
Kappa Sigma: and I van
Grupe, Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Hall Leads
Des Moines
Dr. William Hall, director
of the University School of
Journalism, directed the Des
Moines Register and Tribune
News intern program this
summer with Don Ferguson,
a senior la journalism at the
University, serving as one of
the interns in the program.
Frank Eyerly, managing
editor of the Des Moines pa
pers, asked Dr. Hall to assist
him in expanding the sum
mer internship program for
journalism majors.
Some years ago, Hall incor
porated the internship pro
gram Into the University
School of Journalism curricu
lum, requiring each student
to work in a job related to his
Students are allowed to
choose the area in which they
will work and are required
to get a job on their own.
Hall coordinated the intern
ship program and held week
ly seminars for six college
men who interned on the Des
Moines papers. In addition he
took a job on the Register
copy desk for his own exper
ience. Ferguson, one of the six
screen candidates given a po
sition on the papers, was
placed in the area of his
choice, staying with the posi
tion all summer to get depth
of experience. Ferguson
worked a 40-hour week on the
Des Moines Tribune copy
desk at a regular salary.
Both Hall and Ferguson felt
their summer experience on
the news desks was invalu
able. All-Fraternity
An All-Fraternity pledge
convocation will be held
Thursday at 7 p.m. in the
Student Union ball room, with
W. Joyce Ayres as the speak
er. Ayres, a graduate of t h e
University, is a past member
of the Innocent's Society. He
has an interest in the Univer
sity and particularly the fra
ternity system. H3 is oz of
the co-writers of the Univer
sity song, "Hail Varsity."
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Finalists for the honor of being the
1961 Nebraska Sweetheart are: (front row,
left to right) Linda Jensen, Maggie Mc
Cracken, Suzie Lovett, and Linda Lou
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Selected by the Mortar Board as final
ists for 1961 Prince Kosmet are (front
row, left to right) Jerry Overgaard, Dave
Sunberg, Don Percell and Bob Weber;
Mead Field Laboratory
Will be Among 'Finest
By Cloyd Clark
"When the newly acquired
agricultural field laboratory
at Mead is fully developed,
it should be one of the finest
research and teaching facili
ties in the nation," according
to Dean of Agriculture E. F.
A labor force of 20-25 men
and 27-55 irrigation wells will
be required to keep it oper
ating at full capacity.
Although it win be 10 yean
before the 8,200 acres of the
Nebraska Ordinance Plant
near Mead, Nebraska can be
expected to operate at this
capacity, the University agri
culture officials are expected
to commence the experrmen
tal and educational program
at any time.
In fact, the University is al
ready using 530 acres of the
Mead land for foundation seed
Research, demonstrations
and student instruction win
be the three phases of the
lab. "In general, it will be
dedicated to the solution of
practical farm problems. Ac
cessible to farmers, students
and others interested tn agri
culture; it win channel re
search results to the people
who need and can use them,"
commented Dean Frolik.
The "accessibility" of the
tract is one of its m a j o r
assets. It is located within
thirty miles of the University.
Commenting on the large
ness of the nearly 13 square
mile field lab, Dean Frolik
said, 'Tarmers cannot de
pend on a few grain plots, or
on results from breeding trials
that involve only a few ani
mals. Thus, the need for land
is extensive.'
For example, a beef breed
ing herd of 325 cows plus 265
yearlings will require about
1,935 acres, continued the
The vast acreage will also
provide the college of agricul
ture the opportunity to sep
arate the research projects
from the teaching herds and
In addition to beef breeding
and crop research, soil fer
tility; soil management; vege
table breeding and culture;
dairy cattle; farm sheep
flock management; use of ag
ricultural chemicals; irriga
tion; pasture management;
windbreaks, forest manage
ment and ornamentals; stud
ies of mechanized systems for
crop production; and the ap
plication of electrical power
on farm steads will be dealt
But what about money?
By Sue Hovik
"Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor night stays
these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed
rounds," said Herodotus in the 5th century B.C. and it
stni holds true for the campus matt carriers here at NU.
Delivering the University mail, the four carriers ( three
on city campus and one on Ag campus) go to 54 buildings,
walk four to five miles daily, and climb 1,000 to 1,500 steps
ill the different buildings.
The campus maU carriers deliver man to all of the
main offices of the departments. The U.S. man will be de
livered only to second floor, but campus mail goes to where
it is addressed. Their job is made easier by the use of
po-go mail carts.
John Dzerk, operational manager, stated that the Uni
versity maU service is "big business" with a tremendous
cost and volume. The primary job of the campus post of
fice is- to deliver departmental mail. They handle three
million pieces of mail a year, of which about a half of
that total is 1st and 2nd class.
$30,000 for Stamps
According to their posage meters, they spend $30,000 a
year on outgoing mail. This excludes departments such as
the extension division. The money comes from a General
Fund allotted by the legislature. Dzerk explained that all
the mail goes the most econc-iical wcy possible. If some
one wants to send something air mail, thev have to get
special permission or it win be sent third rate.
Sawvell; (second row, left to right) Nan
cy Foreman, Rhoda Skiff, Judy Grazier,
Judy Zadina, and Jeannine Fenton. Not
pictured is Ann Hannah.
(second row, left to right) Jim Goodell,
Ray Bulin, Bin Connell, Gary Koopman,
and Ivan Grupe.
in Nation'
Won't the cost of the labora
tory consume a lot of the
taxpayers money? Consider
ing the 30 man working staff,
30 irrigation wells, farm sup
plies, fuel, oil, grease, fer
tilizers, machinery parts and
repairs, seeds, feed concen
trates and insecticides?
According to plans now,
most of the operating support
will come from the use and
sale of crops, livestock and
other by-products of the lab
oratory. Some funds will come
from the University Ag Col
lege budget nad, as soon as
development of the lab prog
resses, federal allocations and
grants from industry, founda
tions and other outside sour
ces are expected to bolster
the operating fund.
Mail Goes Through, Too
Residence Halls Host
Regional Conference at
Nebraska Hall of Youth
By Nancy Whitford
The University Residence
Halls win host a regional
conference next week to
discuss problems and ideas
with students from neighbor
ing college and university
residence halls.
The conference, which wM
be Oct. 12-14 at the HaU of
Youth in the Nebraska Cen
ter for Continuing Education,
is expected to attract dele
gates and representatives
from 26 schools, some as far
away as Maine.
Ten of the schools are mem
bers of the Midwst Associ
ation of College and Univer
sity Residence Halls, which is
sponsoring the convention.
This includes such states as
Colorado, Illinois, Oklahoma,
Kansas and Missouri
The remaining 16, which
range from Nebraska Wes
leyan to the University of
Maine and Carleton Univer
sity in Canada, have been in
vited as guests.
Keynote speaker for the
event wiU be Dr. Vance Rog
ers, president of Nebraska
Wesleyan. Chancellor Clif
ford Hardin wiU give the wel
come. Bob Kuzelka, president
of the national residence as
sociation group, is in charge
of the program.
Report on Legislature
Prepared by J-Students
A report on the Nebraska
Unicameral Legislature com
piled and written by 47 jour
nalism students under assist
ant professor R. Neale Copple
has received favorable com
ment from Nebraska news
men and public officials.
To date, 5,000 copies of the
36-page study have been print
ed and a re-print win be need
ed, Copple said. Errors, typo
graphical In nature, are now
being corrected to make the
work as perfect as possible.
"We feel that it was a suc
cessful training exercise,"
Copple said. "We are espe
cially pleased that there has
been quite a distribution in
the state school system."
State Problem
Now, Copple and the School
of Journalism are looking for
ward to the second depth re
port. It will be on some state
problem, possibly public
The first semester depth re
porting class win again work
on the publication and other
classes such as advanced re
porting, photography and
magazine editing may also
work in the production.
The report was aided by
funJs from the Newspaper
Fund, Incorporated, of the
Wan Street Journal. The fin
ished product is in Sunday
magazine section format and
is being distributed to every
daily newspaper editor in the
United States.
In addition copies have been
sent to all Nebraska media,
to all schools and depart
ments of journalism and oth
The campus mail doesn't handle the student's man
except for those letters that are incoming and have been
mis-addressed. Dzerk impressed the fact that it would help
if the students would have their letters from home use the
, zone number on them. City campus is in zone S, and Ag
campus is in zone 3.
John Kellogg, En in Nelson, Howard Kicks, and Rex
Gifford are the man carriers. They also sort the mail they
deliver on their route. Glenn Husted takes care of the of
fice in the former Administration btulding. Husted founded
the mailing system twelve years ago. Previous to that time
the custodians had delivered and picked up the man twice
a day. Under the present system the man is "picked up"
four times daily.
There are special rates used in the mailing of articles.
A mailing of identical pieces numbering 200 or more or
weighing at least 20 pounds is given a special rate. A spe
cial "library rate" is also used for books and other library
Open AH Year
The campus mail department is kept open aU year
around. They find they have the most volume in the win
ter, but it drops off only one-fourth of the total volume in
the summer.
Dzerk said that they are now starting to use a cen
tennial postmark ad impression for land grand colleges and
6tate universities.
"Quite an operation" is a appropriate statement of the
services given by the campus mail department, Dzerk said.
Group discussions will be
held on such topics as student
counseling in the residence
halls, social activities for in
dependents, book exchanges,
student apathy and the pur
pose of the national organi
zation. Inter-campus relations will
be discussed by Ray Bulin,
BUI Connell, Tom Eaion,
Gladys Rolfsmeyer and Nancy
Two special programs wiH
be held for the sponsors. They
are a tour of the residence
halls and a mock-up of the
proposed dormitory rooms
and an informal coffee and
discussion with deans from
the Division of Student Af
fairs, director of University
services and manager of the
residence halls.
A tanel discussion titled
"The Deans' Dilemma" will
be presented by Frank Hall
gren, Dean of Men, Mrs. Jane
Ellers, assistant to the Dean
of Student Affairs and Helen
Snyder, Dean of Women.
Religion on the campus will
be discussed by Dr. William
Gould, pastor of Wesley
Foundation; Rev. Alvin Pet
erson, director of the Luth
eran Student House and Rev.
Alan Pickering, pastor of
United Campus Christian Fel
ers interested in this approach,
to news coverage, Copple
BuQder's Views
The sutdent's assignment
was to tell the story of the
Unicameral from the view
points of those who had built
it and those who had served
in it. To make the report the
students delved into history,
political science, economics
and other background areas.
Sixty eight senators replied
to a detailed questionnaire for
the examination of the uni
cameral system. Efforts were
made to contact every chair
man of a major committee
since the Unicameral doors
were opened in 1937. In addi
tion senators who had served
in bicameral sessions before
1937 were traced and ques
tioned. Material was also gathered
from aU of the state's past
governors who are still living.
Newspaper files from the
state's press and from outside
were used as historic source
IWA Car Wash
To be Saturday
The Independent Women's
Association win sponsor a car
wash Saturday at 27th and
The car wash win be held
from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. with
an proceeds going to IWA.
Girls who wish to help with
the project should contact the
IWA representative from their
living unit Lincoln girls may
sign up at the big sister-little
sister party Thursday night,
The banquet speaker wil
be James Blackman, profes
sor of engineering mechanics.
Regional officers win be
elected and delegates for the
national residence halls asso
ciation conference win be se
lected. The midwest region, to
gether -with the Intermoun
tain, Pacific, North Atlantic
and South Atlantic regions
comprise the national organi
zation, which was founded la
1954 at Iowa State.
It grew out of a feeling oa
the part of members of the
residence haU's student gov
ernment that an organization
was needed to encourage the
exchange of ideas and infor
mation and to stimulate think
ing on common problems.
Junior IFC
Advisor Strewee
Pledge Activities
By Bob Nye
The Junior TFCs main par
pose was stated in the re
port on last year's activities
submitted by Bill Murphy,
IFC advisor to the group, as
"... to provide fraternity
pledges experience in inter
fraternity relations."
The report continued, "As
members of the Junior IFC,
they learn the value of the
fraternity way of life in the
coUege society, and they be
gin to appreciate the work
tbat lies ahead to preserve
the role that fraternities now
hold in our social structure."
The twe main projects ac
complished during the school
year 196041 resulted in a bud
get surplus of $5Z5.
The first project, the Junior
IFC Ban, was reported "very
successful." Over 65 of the
pledges attended and saw
Lucy Madden Comstoek
crowned as Pledge Queen.
The second project was the
publication of a sorority
pledge booklet, entitled "New
Faces on Sorority Row."
which included pictures of all
newly pledged sorority wom
en. The book resuletd in a
profit of $150.
The Junior IFC rounded eat
its program with many serv
ice projects.
They initiated a traveling
trophy to the pledge class
with the highest overall aver
age, donated $50 to the AUF,
and were instrumental in set
ting up a taxi service during
elections which enabled many
people to vote who otherwise
would not have had the oppor
tunity. The report closed by say
ing, ... the important
foundation for future IPC's is
dependent up on the program
and purpose of the Junior
Wins Watch
In Contest
Dan Tuckenhagen has woe
a watch in the first KNUS
football contest by coming the
closest to predicting the com
posite score of Saturday's
Arizona game with a guess
of 33 to the actual score of
KNUS plans to hold a sim
ilar contest for the remaining
four home games. Gary Cue,
promotion director of the ra
dio station, explained that the
purpose of the contest wax
"to promote greater attentive
ness to the game."
To enter the contest, send
a postcard to KNUS, located
in Temple Bunlding. No en
tries postmarked later than
midnight the Friday before
the game win be accepted. In
case of a tie, the card with
the earliest postmark win
KK Pictures
Tuxedoes should be worn
to the regular Kosmet Klub
meeting at S:00 p.m. today
In room 234 of the Union
when Cornhusker pictures
wiU be taken.