The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 10, 1961, Image 1

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Researched CmjvI
sors of the University's Col
lege of Business Adminis
tration and its Bureau of
Business Research have
been increasing their activi
ties heavily, in statewide
public service including re
search. Eight of the men include
R. H. Raymond, W. G.
Dick, E. Z. Palmer, H. H.
Windeshausen, Dean C. S.
Miller, G. R. McConnell,
Walter Peterson and R. H.
Dean Miller explained
that there is presently more
research activity in the
Fifteen Year Tradition
Panliellenic Plans
Workshop, Program
By Sue Hovik
"Living Our Ideals" is the theme for Panhellenic Week
Workshop being held October 15-18.
Madeline Girard, director of Panhellenic, explained that
the fifteen year old tradition has grown much larger than
it originally was. Everything is on a much larger scale due to
the fact that there are now over 900 sorority girls, she said.
chairmen from the different
houses together to discuss
their particular job social,
scholarship, pledges, etc.
They talk over various ideas
and come up with a s u g
gested program. These work
shops enable sororities to
learn together . and make
friends, Miss Girard ex
plained. For the convocation, she
said that Panhellenic tries to
bring a speaker of national
importance in order to make
the event more alive for the
girls. Miss Girard said that
this year's speaker, Mrs. Le
land F. Leland, immediate
past international president of
Alpha Omicron Pi, is a "ter
rific person."
M r s. Le
land was Al
pha Omicron
Pi Interna
tional Vice
President in
charge of col
legiate chap
ters, editor of
To Dragma,
Alpha Omi
cron Pi's of
ficial maga-
zme, National Scholarship Di
rector of Alpha Omicron Pi,
editorial director of The Fra
ternity Month, and secretary
of Leland Publishers Inc. of
St. Paul, Minnesota.
She is also a member of
Phi Beta Kappa, Theta Sig
ma Phi, Phi Sigma Iota, and
P.E.O. Her biography is listed
in Who's Who Among Ameri
can Women. Her speech,
"Living Our Ideals," will be
concerned with fraternity
public relations.
Starting on Sunday, Pan
hellenic will go to church.
Every sorority woman is
urged to attend the church of
her choice.
The dinner for Panhellenic
delegates and presidents on
.Monday night will feature a
new idea. Don Ferguson,
President of I.F.C., will
speak on the "Five C's of
Panhell Night
At 7 p.m. Monday, "Pan
hellenic Night" will take
place in the Student Union
ballroom. The Panhellenic
Scholarship Award will be
presented by Dean Helen
Snyder and the Elsie Ford
Piper Scholarship Award will
be presented by Mrs. John C.
Hoyt, president of the Advis
ory Board. Following the con
vocation, there will be a cof
fee hour honoring Mrs. Le
land in 232, 234, 235 Student
On Oct. 16, 17, 18, the so
rorities will have exchange
dinners at 5:45.
On Oct. 18, the Panhellenic
Training School Groups will
meet from 7-8 p.m. The
groups, the hostess, chairmen,
end alums are as follows:
The President groups; Zeta
Tau Alpha hostess; Pi Beta
Phi chairman, Kay McCor
mick; Sigma Delta Tau co
chairman, Nancy Grossman;
Alum, Mrs. Fred T. John
Rush chairman; Alpha Xi
Delta hostess; Alpha Chi
Omega chairman, Toie Bras
hear; Alum, Mrs. Robert W.
Activities chairman; Sigma
Kappa hostess; Chi Omega
chairman, " Maggie Plum;
Alum. Mrs. Kenneth Smith.
Standards chairman; Kappa
Delta hostess; Gamma Phi
Beta chairman, Jackie litis;
Alum, Mrs. John C. Hoyt.
Social Chairman; Alpha
Phi hostess; Pi Beta Phi
chairman, Leah Jo Smith;
Aium, Mrs. Richard Berk
heimer. Pledge Trainer; Alpha Omi
cron Pi hostess; Kappa Kappa
Gamma chairman, Sukey
Tinan; Alum, Mrs. G. C.
Staff Activities
ppfictfvice field than .at
ahy'timi In redefcT aTTln
the College of Business Ad
ministration. "We are, of course, pri
marily teachers," Dr. Mil
ler said, "but our staff
members who are doing a
great deal of research are
better teachers because of
Projects Aid
Some of the projects have
made a substantial increase
in investigation of Nebras
ka's tax structure, others
have been an aid to small
businessmen through re
search, increased activity
of the Bureau of Business
Fire Code
Nil Action
By Janet Sack
"Fire hazards in University
buildings are being repaired
as rapidly as possible," ac
cording to Joseph Davis, State
Fire Marshall.
In August of 1960, Deputy
Assistant State Fire Marshall
G. E. Eckstrand inspected
the buildings on the City and
Ag campuses after a new
state fire code was intro
duced. Four buildings were
condemned and eight campus
structures received approval.
In addition 56 buildings
were cited as needing addi
tional fire improvements.
Twenty-five needed complete
fire coverage with automatic
warning systems in every
room and hall, and 26 needed
partial detection systems isk
"high hazard" areas and ad
ditional exits, fire escapes,
electrical connections and
better storage facilities for
inflammable liquids.
Cost of the repairs would
total $1.6 million, Eckstrand
estimated, or approximately
$185 per student.
At the time, of last year's
inspection, Eckstrand stated
that the high cost was due to
the University's refusal to
carry out recommended re
pairs after an inspection
made in 1952.
Carl Donaldson, University
business manager, said at
that time that the University
had been "nibbling away" at
the project by replacing
buildings deemed fire hazards
with new buildings such as
Lyman Hall.
Last year in the Univer
sity's proposed budget sent
before the state legislature,
it was recommended that
$30,000 for city, $20,000 for Ag
and $75,000 . for the medical
college in Omaha be ear
marked for "compliance with
the state fire code," under
"high priority" items.
The four condemned struc
tures were old Nebraska Hall
which now has been torn
down, the old Meat Lab, the
old Biochemistry building and
the old poultry headquarters,
all of which are located on
the Ag. campus.
The three buildings on Ag
campus are still being used
temporarily for storage
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space, according to inanes
Fowler, University director
of division of building and
The Music Building and
Avery Laboratory are being
repaired now, said Fowler. A
new fire escape is being con
structed on the Music Build
ing and central fire extin
guishing equipment is being
installed in Avery Lab.
"There has been quite a bit
of revamping done in nearly
all the buildings," Fowler
said. "Several fire escapes
have been made and new
openings in some of the build
ings have been made."
Hruska to Speak
Senator Roman R. Hruska
will speak today in room
235 of the Union at 4:30
p.m. A coffee hour will fol
low the assembly.
The Senator is being spon
sored by the Lancaster
County Young Republicans
including the University,
Wesleyan and Lincoln
Research and the contribu
tion of men working on in
dividual projects.
The past several years
Dr. Edward Schmidt has
been directly engaged in the
tax problems which face
Nebraska. Dr. Schmidt re
cently published a study on
the taxation of intangibles
in Nebraska and has
worked constantly with
various state groups who
seek answers to the state's
Dr. Edgar Z. Palmer, di
Vol. 75, No. 14
.YU Considers Nuclear
By Nancy Whitford
The possibility of utilizing
facilities at the Sheldon atom
ic energy power plant for ed
ucational instruction at the
University is being discussed
informally by the two groups.
The Sheldon plant is located
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Many students, as the one pictured, are
impressed by the sight of the nearly
completed Wesley Center on North 16th
Work on the new Wesley Center is near
ing completion according to Rev. William
Gould. Rev. Gould said there were hopes
that they could move into the building
before Christmas although the consecra
tion of the new structure will not be held
until Febr. 11.
The building contains three levels. The
Mortar Board
'Activities NIP
Freshmen women will have
a chance to become acquaint
ed with activities on the Uni
versity campus at "Activities
NU," an orientation meeting
sponsored by Mortar Board
Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the
Student Union ballroom.
The program has been de
signed to give freshmen an
overall picture of campus ac
tivities rather than informa
tion about individual organi
zations which they can obtain
at the AWS Activity Mart
next week.
Five different types of ac
tivities will be discussed by
members of Mortar Board
and women leaders in organi
zations in the general fields.
The areas which will be cov
ered include communications,
student government, campus
community, community serv
ice and entertainment. Mortar
Board president Nancy Ted
erman will discuss the value
of activities, and Kathy Voll-
Program Council
Posts Available
Applications are available
for juniors and seniors who
are interested in interview
ing for a position on the city
Student Union program coun
cil. Applicants must have at
least one semester of experi
ence as a committee mem
ber, assistant chairman or
chairman of a Union com
mittee and must have a mini
mum grade average of 5.7
Interviews will be held Sun
day afternoon. Interested stur
dents should pick up their ap
plication forms in the Pro
gram office in the Union and
sign the interview sheet. Ap
plications should be returned
by Friday
Now Include Statewide
rector of the Bureau of
Business Research, has
made a study of Nebraska's
retail trade activity, popu
lation and physical volume
of business. Dr. Palmer
said the Bureau has been
particularly active during
the past year in commu
nity economics.
A partial list of research
activity being carried on is
as follows:
Dr. Palmer A study on
the social and economic im
pact of three recreational
about 20 miles south of Lin
coln near Hallam.
Dr. Emerson Jones, consult
ant to Consumers Public Pow
er, said that from the begin
ning of the nuclear program
in 1954-55, Consumers has
realized the mutual advant
mer will explain the AWS Ac
tivity Mart.
Other speakers for the or
ientation are Lynn Wright,
Jeanne Garner, Mary Knolle,
Ellen Basoco, Sharon Rogers
and Gretchen Shellberg.
Activities chairmen are
urged to attend with their
freshmen, according to Miss
Shellberg, chairman of the or
ientation. The program will
only last about an hour so
houses are urged to excuse
their pledges from study hall,
she added.
Freshmen will be able to
sign up for the activities they
are interested in at the AWS
Mart Wednesday, Oct. 18.
Von Hendy
By Tom Kotouc
"We saw thera hoist Shepard's capsule
Liberty Bell I, on the deck of the Champ
lain as Shepard came crawling out of the
heliocopter that had taken him from his
capsule at sea," Von Hendy said.
These were the words of Lt. Richard
Von Hendy, Navy ROTC instructor and
commander of one of the S-2-F multimotor
anti-submarine planes assigned to the USS
Lake Champlain anti-aircraft carrier for
Commander Shepard's flight into space.
This is his story.
The Lake Champlain was the recovery ,
vessel for the historic flight.
It wasn't long after the Russians' orbital
flight and this was the first attempt by the
U.S. to put a man into space, even if it
was a ballistic shot.
Three Days
The shot had already been held up three
days because of weather when we were
told it had been postponed a couple more
hours the day of the flight.
Everyone aboard was restless and tense.
Normally we would have been training in
anti-submarine maneuvers those three
days that we waited. Instead we did noth
ing, for" the equipm"".! had to be kept
always ready in case uie shot would come.
The S-2-F airplane, which was normally
used to hunt for subs and to do search and
rescue work, was to cover the area where
the shot was to land in case of misfire.
Our duty wasn't really too much different
than ordinary, except that we might have
lakes in Nebraska and an
other study exploring meth
ods of counting numbers of
business firms by type,
size and location in the
Hour Study
Windeshausen with Dr.
Cole A survey and a
study of retail store hours
in Nebraska cities with
populations from 10,000 to
Dr. Dick A study of
the operating controls of
Nebraska manufacturing
The Nebraskan
ages of incorporating it as
a part of the University's ed
ucational program.
Plant FaclUties
"Because the Hallam plant
will not be in full operation
for at least a year, we have
tried to avoid unnecessary re-
lower level houses the kitchen and dining
room with the capacity to serve 300 peo
ple. The other two levels include four of
fices, a music room, library, office work
room, chapel, a balcony choir loft and
special choir room and auditorium, fea
turing a portable stage, with capacity of
300 people.
The chapel features a free standing
alter In the shape of a triangle and the
student center is roofed by an unusually
designed broken cement roof.
Union Director
Represents Area
Allen Bennett, director of
the University Student Union,
has been appointed assistant
regional representative for
Region 8 of the Association
of College Unions.
As assistant representative,
Bennett will co-ordinate union
work in Nebraska colleges
and universities with that of
other unions in Region 8,
which includes Iowa, Kansas,
Missouri and Nebraska. He
will also assist schools that
wish to develop a union build
ing and program.
Bennett's appointment was
announced by Loren Kottner
of Kansas State University,
regional director.
Sees Historic Flight
instead of one from a downed plane.
When the blast-off finally came, how
ever, those 16 minutes that Shepard was in
the air were the fastest 16 minutes in my
We followed his progress on radio and
heard him talking. When he opened up the
hatch there in space, with all the strain
he was under, and said, "What a beauti
ful sight," you knew he was quite an offi
cer. The S-2-F has two overhead escape
hatches. Before I had realized it, I had
crawled out of one and was standing on
top of my aircraft with my helmet and
glasses still on.
When we saw the chute blossoming out
about a mile up ahead of the carrier with
us heading right for it, a cheer went up.
You know how the Marine heliocopter
aboard for the occasion picked up Shep
ard and his capsule from the sea and
brought it back to the carrier.
"Soon after the capsule had hit the wa
ter, it was a joke aboard the Champlain
that Shepherd's first words after crawling
out has been' "Has anyone got a banana?"
When I watched the Commander later
on a TV conference, I was extremely im
pressed with the intelligence and conduct
of this Navy astronaut, in spite of the
"Yes," Lt. Handy concluded, "the ex
perience was well worth the three extra
days we had to stay at sea."
firms employing 25 to 200
Raymond with Clifford
Hicks A study of prob
lems in the sale of an in
terest in a small business
proprietorship influenced by
the federal income tax
Drs. Peterson and Mc
Connell A study to help
show ways small Nebraska
manufacturers can diversi
fy. The study in an inves
tigation and analysis of re
search activity, product dif
striction of plant facilities
which would hamper the joint
project," Jones said.
"Detailed discussions have
been delayed until there is
something more definite to
work with," he said, "but
there are possibilities for bas
ic cooperation in several
These include: use of facil
ities and equipment provided
by the Hallam plant; use of
radioactive sources otherwise
not available to the Univer
sity and, contact with person
nel who have a broader back
ground in specific applica
tions of atomic energy.
Jones said, "We will be glad
to work with the University,
but the University will be re
sponsible for developing pro
jects which can be used."
"This cooperation will help
to hold University graduates
with highly technical educa
tion who wish to remain in
Nebraska," Jones said.
Jones, himself a native Ne
braskan, returned in 1954 to
work on the nuclear power
project after working in the
weapons division of the Atom
ic Energy Commission, in Los
Alamos, New Mexico.
Jones said the cooperation
would also be of "value to the
student by providing a wider
background of experience, and
to individual organizations by
providing trained University
personnel with whom they
can discuss their problems.
One of the first steps in
this direction is a conference
on applications of atomic en
ergy which will be held next
Monday and Tuesday at the
Nebraska Center for Contin
uing Education.
Topics under discussion will
include use of atomic energy
in food processing, medicine,
public power, science and in
dustry. The conference was in
stigated at the urging of Gov.
Frank Morrison and is spon
sored by the University Col
lege of Engineering and the
U.S. Atomic Energy Commis
sion. Committee
Members of a University
committee to coordinate with
the nuclear power program
include: chairman Merk Hob
son, dean of the College of
Engineering and Architec
ture; Elvin Frolik, dean of
agriculture; Henry Holtz
claw, professor of chemistry;
Roy Holly, dean of the Gradu
ate College; Herbert Jacobi;
Edgar Pearlstein, associate
to spot and rescue a man from outer space
ferentiation and produce di
versification by small man
ufacturers in the state.
Dr. Schmidt Continued
studies in all areas of tax
ation in Nebraska.
Dr. Miller said while fu
ture study in the direct
area of attracting industry
to Nebraska is in the talk
ing and discussion stage, the
re-awakening of interest in
, the courting of industry on
the part of Nebraskans has
always been in the minds
of the staff members.
Tuesday, October 10, 1961
professor of physics and Wil
liam Kramer, professor of
The group was instrument
al last year in providing train
ing courses at the University
for supervisors and operat
ing personnel who will work
at the atomic energy plant.
Judges Rate
All American
For the second consecutive
year, the Cornhusker has
been awarded an Ail-American
rating for outstanding
yearbook production.
The 1961 Cornhusker wai
one of five books in their
class of schools from 7,000 to
10,000 students to receive the
All-American rating. The book
was judged on the basis of
content in photography, copy
and special sections.
The color picture of Miss.
Cornhusker received special
praise from the American Col
legiate Press judges in addi
tion to the two sections of
color pictures.
One of the outstanding sec
tions in the Cornhusker, noted
the judges, was the presenta
tion of sports. Other sections
receiving special comment - -were
student scenes and ad
ministration. Mary Lu Keill edited the
1961 Cornhusker with Dick
Masters and Linda Rohwed
der as associate editors. Ro
bin Snider was business man
ager and the managing edi
tors were Karen Costin, Judy
Hamilton, Anne Sowles and
Lynn Wright.
Tassels Revise
'61 Homecoming
Tassels are hard at work
on new ideas to ignite an ex
tra spark of spirit and fun
into Nebraska Homecom
ing this year.
The identity of the Home
coming Queen will not be re
vealed until the game on Sat
urday. Previously, she has
been announced at a Thurs
day night rally.
This year the ten candidates
will be presented at the Fri
day rally and the three fi
nalists for Queen announced
at that time. t
An additional idea has been
included in the Friday night
displays. Various campus or
ganizations will set up con
cession booths to accomodate
hungry spectators.
Quad Quire Sings
For Convention
The newly formed Selleck
Quadrangle choir has an
nounced its first formal en
gagement of the 196W2 sea
son. Under the direction of Cal
Carlson, the 52 member
"Quad Quire" will sing sev
eral selections for representa
tives of numerous universities
around the country attending
the Midwest Association of
College and University Resi
dence Halls convention.
This initial concert will be
held in the Hall of Youth in
the Nebraska Center for Con
tinuing Education Thursday,
No Star Shows
On Game Days
Dr. John Howe, coordinator
of the Planetarium, has an
nounced that the shows held
at 2:45 p.m. on Saturdays
have been cancelled on the
days the University plays its
home football games.
The schedule for the sky
shows is as follows: Sundays
and holidays, 2:30 and 3:45
p.m.; Wednesday, 8 p.m.;
and Saturdays (except days of
home football games) 2:45
"The Birth of a Planet" is
this month's sky show.