The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 06, 1961, Image 1

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A NUMBER-ONE DISPLAYS
The Kappa Sigs and Zeta Tau Alphas winner were announced at the llome
emerged as first place winners in the 1961 coming Dance on Saturday night.
Homecoming displays competition. The
Judy Polenz, Kappa Sigs,
Zetas Revealed Winners
As Homecoming Closes
SMILING QUEEN
Nebraska's own 1961 Homecoming Queen, Judy Polenz,
beams after she received the coveted honor during the
half-time festivities at Saturday's Homecoming game.
By Sue Hovik
Judy Polenz was crowned
the 1961 Homecoming Queen
at the colorful, but chilly half
time "ceremonies of the -Ne-brask-Kansajs
football game,
Saturday.
Her attendants were Nancy
Jacobson, Alpha 0 micron
Pi, and Nancy Sorensen, Kap
pa Delta. The three coeds
were announced as finalists
after the effigy burning at the
rally Friday night.
"Miss Polenz is a member
of Love Memorial Hall; Stu
dent Council; Phi U p t i 1 o n
Omicron, an honorary home
economics society; board
member of Tassels, women's
pep group; and the Inde
pendent Women Assn.
Miss Jacobson is a member
of Union Board of managers,
Red Cross chairman, Associ
ation of Childhood Education,
and rush chairman of Alpha
Omicron Pi sorority.
Standards Chairman
Miss Sorensen is standards
chairman of Kappa Delta
sorority, Tassels junior board,
Associated Women's Students
board, YWCA, Miss Superior,
and semi-finalist for Miss
Nebraska.
Mary Burbridge, Home
coming chairman of T a s
sels, reported that 2700 votes
were cast in the Homecom
ing election.. Nine of them
were invalid because the
voter had voted for three
girls instead of one. Last
year 1500 votes were cast
for Homecoming Queen.
John Bischoff, Homecoming
publicity, chairman, said that
3100 people danced to the
music of Les Elgart at the
Homecoming Dance. He said
that it was a "very success
ful Homecoming!"
The dance featured the
presentation of the Homecom
ing Queen and finalists and
the announcement and pre
sentation of the winners of
the displays.
Small Houses
Delta Sigma Phi won first
place in the Men's small-house
division with "Swat Those
,Jayhawks.M Burr Hall, "Re
cipe for Victory: Jayhawks
Well Done," and Alpha Gam
ma Sigma, "Huskers Shoot
the Moon," won second and
third place respectively in this
division.
First place in the large
house J division and over-all
winner was Kappa Sigma,
"NU Twister Skins Jay
hawks." Sigma Phi Epsilon,
"Well Done Huskers." won
second and Sigma Chi, "Hus
kers Have a Royal Flush,"
placed third.
zeta Tau Aloha won first
place in the Women's divi
sion . with "Huskers' Dine.
Stop Jayhawk's Soar." Second
place went to Pi Beta Phi,
"We're Expecting Vlctorv."
and Delta Delta Delta took
Fall Symphony
Set for Nov. 19
The University Fall Sym
phony concert will be given
at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Union
Ballroom.
Betty Jean Hagen, violinist
will be the guest artist.
Canadian-born, Miss Hagen
has been chosen as "foremost
woman musician in the Brit
ish Commonwealth." Prof.
Emanuel Wishnow will conduct
the orchestra.
Admission is free, tickets
will be issued Nov. 6 at the
main desk in tha Union.
third place with "Treat'em
Rough."
At 6 p.m. Friday, thirty
minutes before the iu d g e s
were to start their tour of the
displays, the Sigma Nu dis
play burned down due to a
short In the electrical wiring.
They started rebuilding with
the help of many of the greeks
who had already finished
their displays. By 7:30 the
Sigma Nn display was rebuilt.
Al Plummer, Innocent es
cort of the judging team and
chairman of the displays, said
that the judges weren't in
formed that anything had hap
pened to the Sigma Nu dis
play. The display of Phi D e 1 1 a
Theta also burned later Fri
day night.
Regents Accept Funds
For Grants, Fellowships
Dr. Cranford Named
'Outstanding' Advisor
Dr. Robert J. Cranford,
faculty advisor for the Daily
Nebraskan, was named the
nation's outstanding college
newspaper advisor Saturday.
He received the 1961 Dis
tinguished Newspaper Advi
sor plaque at the annual con
vention of the National Coun
cil of College Publications
Advisors meeting in Miami,
Fla.
Dr. Cranford has been ad
visor for The Nebraskan four
and a half years and is also
advisor for the Cornhusker,
the University yearbook.
He has been a member of
the University's School of
Journalism faculty since 1957
and is author of a text,
"Copy Editing Workbook."
Selection was made by a
six-man committee w h l c n
said Dr. Cranford received
high praise from students,
faculty and production de
partment personnel with
whom he worke'dv
Dr. William E. Hall, direc-'
tor of the University School
of Journalism, said, "Dr.
Cranford is one of the
finest teachers in the field of
news editing in America to
day." Dr. Cranford was a news
paper and wire service re
porter and editor in South
Carolina for 19 years. Before
joining the Nebraska faculty,
he was acting dean of the
University of South Carolina
journalism school and taught
at the State University of
Iowa and Northwestern Uni
versity. He received his Ph.D
at the State University of
Iowa in 1953.
Two Nebraska students
were delegates to the conven
tion along with Dr. Cranford.
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They were Norm Beatty, edi
tor of The Nebraskan, and
Ann Sowels, editor of the
Cornhusker.
Two New Officers
For Cadet Wing
Two new. executive officers
have taken over the 456th Air
Force Reserve Officers Train
ing Corps (AFROTC) Cadet
Wing at the University.
Cadet Col. Lyle W. Burry is
the new commander, and Ca
det Lt. Col. Steven Smith is
second in command.
The AFROTC wing includes
973 freshmen and sophomore
basic Air Force cadets and 47
junior and senior advanced
cadets.
Burry, a senior at the Uni
versity, ranked f i r s t in his
AFROTC class last year. He
has acted as flight command
er and participated on the
! promotion board for basic Air
'Fare cadc&
Nearly three-quarters of a
million dollars in research,
training and fellowship grants
were accepted Saturday morn
ing by the University Baard
of Regents.
The breakdown was $383,087
in research grants, $241,616 in
training grants and $111,000 in
fellowships.
. Among the training grants
was $159,800 from the National
Science Foundation for a co
operative college teacher de
velopement plan with state
colleges and universities. The
program will be directed by
Prof. N. H. Cromwell of the
department of chemistry.
The board also approved the
purchase of a $30,260 electron
microscope, e s s e n t i a 1 for
virus and bacterial research.
The new instrument will be
housed at the department of
microbiology at Lyman Hall
and financed by a U. S. Public
Health Service grant.
2nd Machine
This is the second such in
strument to be purchased by
the University. The first elec
tron microscope, obtained in
the late 40's is housed in the
department of plant pathology
at the College of Agriculture.
Dr. Carl Georgi, chairman
of the microbiology depart-
ment, who will be in charge
of the instrument, attended
t h e E 1 e c t r p n Microscope
School at Cornell University
in 1960.
An electron microscope will
magnify up to 30,000 diameters,
compared to 1,000 for a light
microscope. By enlarging pho
tographing prints of the spec
imen, the magnification can
be further increased by at
least ten fold.
An electron beam, similar
to a television picture "tube,
furnishes the source of light,
which passes through the
specimen and is scattered on
a flourescent plate where the
image is produced.
Dr. Georgi said research
with bacteria and viruses is
virtually impossible without
an electron microscope. He
said the instrument will be
used to study the internal
structure of bacteria and vi
ruses. In other action, the Board
accepted a grant of $10,500
from the state department of
aeronautics- to continue the
University's research in the
field of aerial application of
agricultural chemicals. The
project will be directed by
Rodney W. Bovey, instructor
in agronomy.
Harry Kaste,
Dr. Hurlbutt
Join Staff
In personnel changes, the
University Board of Regents
appointed a new associate
professor of philosophy and
an associate editor of the Uni
versity Press.
. The new staff member in
the department of philosophy
is Dr. Robert Hurlbutt, who
has been a member of the
University of Arizona staff
since 1955. He was visiting
professor at Nebraska during
the second semester of the
last school year. He received
his Doctor of Philosophy de
gree from the University of
California' in 1953.
The associate editor of the
Press is Harry Kaste, who is
now assistant editor of the
State University of Iowa's
Press. His appointment at Ne
braska is effective Nov. 20.
Student Council Will Host Delegates
For Biff 8 Government Convention
By Tom Kotouc
Fifty delegates to the Big-8 Student
Government Association convention will
assemble at the Nebraska Center Dec.
28-30 to discuss problems and service
common to the Big-8 Universities.
'.'The delegates will come from all
Big-8 universities," said Sukey Tinan,
Student Council special Big-8 chairman,
and will begin arriving Thursday eve
ning." Council . Second Vice-President Jim
Samples labeled the conference "an op
portunity to revitalize the Big-8 student
government ties."
At the conference, progress and crises
developing in the People-to-People pro
gram will be discussed. t ,
Representative
John Nolon, Council member and rep
resentative to the Big-8 People-to-People
conference at Kansas University Oct.
28-29, said that the date had been agreed
upon after speaking with six of the eight
student government presidents of the
Big-8 schools. '
In other Council business, John Abra
hambon, public relations chairman, re
ported that a summary of each week's
Council business and a preview of the
coming week's business will be posted
each Monday on the bulletin boards of
each college by the Council associates.
A list of names and addresses of each
college's Council representatives will be
attached to the report. ,
"Students will thus not only be informed
of Council efforts in behalf of the stu
dent body," Abrahamzon said, "but will
be better able to contact their representa
tive in business that Is of interest to
them."
"The next meeting of the Council as
sociates will be Nov. 7 in the Union," said
Sukey Tinan, member of the Council as
sociates committee.
Council Brief
"At present," Miss Tinan said, "86 of
the 150 associates have been assigned to
a Council committee. At the meeting
Tuesday evening, three of these Council
chairmen will brief the whole group on
the purposes and work of their commit
mittee." Judiciary chairman, Jim Samples, re
ported that a hearing on the faults of
constitutions of campus organizations re
jected by the Council was successful,
with six of the seven concerned organ
izations present.
"In the next weeks we will be develop
ing an outline of a model constitution with
the rules governing its composition for
distribution to all 'organizations on cam
pus," Samples said.
"The outline will facilitate drafting of a
new constitution or revisioa of the existing
one," Samples added.
Don Witt, Council elections committee
chairman, said that interviews will be
held at next week's Council meeting to
select a representative from Law College
to fill the vacancv created by the dismis
sal of John Wightman from the Council
who was removed two weeks ago from
tiia Council for four unexecused absences.
By Mike MacLean
Les Elgart and six members of his band
are being held in the Lincoln city jail on an
open charge pending investigation of pos-'
sible illegal possession of narcotics, according
to Capt. Robert Sawdon of the Lincoln Police
Department.
Capt. Sawdon said that the police were
called in on the case when the subjects were
reported buying more than a normal amount
of restricted cough medicine that contains
codeine.
Det. Arthur Aksamit made
an investigation to determine
who purchased the codeine
and found some marijuana in
two rooms at the Capital Ho
tel. Upon further lnvestiga-
tioiuAksamit and bawdon dis
covered marijuana in four
other rooms at the Capital
Hotel and in one at the Lin
coin Hotel.
"An extremely large quan
tity of marijuana was found
in the rooms; there was mari
juana in the dresser of El
gart s room, Sawdon said,
A quantity of heroin was
also found in an undisclosed
location
Elgart and his band played
at the Homecoming Dance
which was held at Pershing
Auditorium Saturday night.
The police did not interrupt
the dance in order to avoid
creating a disturbance.
Some of the band members
were questioned upon their re
turn to the hotel rooms, said
Captain Sawdon.
The Les Elgart Band, which
is described as possessing the
"Sophisticated Swing," also
played at the 1959 Military
Ball and the 1961 Ak-Sar-Ben
Coronation Ball.
They will be brought before
the County Attorney today for
disposition of the case.
Captain Sawdon said that
there is no . connection be'
tween this case and any pos
sible similar activity in Lin
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SpiritsRise
Cards Fly;
$800 Lost
Students Toss Cards
To 'Let Off Steam'
Money ' flew around the
card section Saturday at
students "let off steam" by
tossing the card sets into the
air after the halftime show.
Roy Cook, president of
Gamma Lambda, honorary
band fraternity and designer
of the card section, said that
a rough estimate of the cards
lost is 200 at $4 a set. If the
whole section had been lost,
the cost would have run
about $3,000.
Cook said that it started
when the students started
throwing the instruction
sheets which had been given
to them. Then one person
started throwing his cards
and it spread through the
stands. Cook- termed it a
"mob action."
The Corn Cobs report that
they know which section
started throwing the cards.'
Cook said that they were
able to pin-point it because
they took moving pictures of
the show. ,
No action has been taken
yet; Gamma Lambda will
decide upon it at their Tues
day meeting. Cook said that
the cost of replacing the
cards will probably be taken
out of the $50 deposits made
by the organized houses who
sit m the card section.
The exact account of the
number of cards lost will be
given at the end of the week
when the Corn Cobs finish
the count. Many of the card
sets were torn up and many
were taken home os souvenirs.
Cook reported that there
will be a card section for the
game which falls on the Sat
urday of Thanksgiving vaca
tion and that the houses in
the section are required to
fill that space. The card sec
tion may be cut down in size
due to the lack of cards.
Cook added that on Nov. 15,
movies of all the card shows
will be shown in the Pan
American Room at 7 p.m.
All students are invited to at
tend.
No Quizzes
Out On Ag
For Dec. 9
"No tests or quizzes" for
all ag students on Friday,
Dec. 9, was the proclamation
Issued from Agricultural Hall
by Dr. Franklin Eldrige,
dean of resident instruction.
This provision is being
made by the Ag campus ad
ministration so that all Ag
students will have an oppor
tunity to attend the second
Professional Opportunit i e s
Conference for Careers relat
ed to agriculture, Thursday,
Dec. 8.
This year's conference win
be operated much the same
as the inaugural conference
of 1960 only on a wider scale,
according to Dr. Eldridge.
Last year 28 different busi
ness opportunities were pre
sented to the students by
professionals from all over
the country. Conference com
mittments have been re
ceived totaling over the 1960
number, according to
Charles Adams, faculty co
ordinator of the conference.
Students who wish to regis
ter for the conference should
agister with Dr. Eldrige in
gricultural Hall by Nov. 11.
Tickets for the banquet
.'hursday night can also be
btained at Dr. Eldridge'i
"fice and are subject to the
Nov. 11th deadline date.
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