The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 04, 1961, Image 1
rrn Athletic Void. us. i y 7a 1 11 oT Vol. 75, No. 40 Lincolnites Form New Organization For Men, Women By Nancy Whitford A small group of University students met last week to form the nucleus of a Linqoln Student Organization which would include both men and women. Connie Hilburn. actin; chairman, outlined the basic purposes of the proposed or ganization: ,. To build a better cam pus by encouraging Lincoln students to participate more in campus activities. To encourage better scholarship among Lincoln students. To provide an opportun ity for social activities which would give Lincoln students more of a chance to meet other students. The group faces many ini tial pruuiems. Place "We need a meeting place Regular business meetings can be held at the Union, but what we really need is a cen trally located place where Lincoln students can congre gate," Miss Hilburn said. She said it is also difficult to communicate with the large number of Lincoln students who are scattered throughout me city. . .The solutions to these orob lems are being sought by two committees. Barbara Becker is In charge of preparing the constitution and Jim Grohow- ski, publicity. The constitution must be 'ap proved Dy the Student Council and the administration before the group can obtain Univer sity meeting space under their own name. At present the group is meeting as an auxil iary of the Independent Wom en's Association. Purpose Frank Hallgren, dean of men told the group that for the constitution to be ap proved,, it must show a de sirable purpose, represent the interest of the students, meet a need not now met and pro- Lutheran Group Elects Mather Loys Mather, a senior in the College of Agriculture, was elected president of Interna tional Gamma Delta at a re cent meeting in Kansas City. Gamma Delta is an associa tion of college and university students. It is sponsored by the Commission on College and University Work of .the Lutheran C h u r c h-Missouri Synod. bno: Kissing By Wendy Rogers The kissing disease? The students' disease? "Mono." You might have it. According to Dr. S. I. Fuenning, medical director of the University Health Service, the harried college student Is a prime target for mononucleosis, a disease which masquerades in many forms. This hard-to-diagnose disease afflicts hundreds of thou hands of young people annually, making them feel anything from tired to miserable. It can last for weeks, and the after-effects may last for months. r Mononuclears The disease gets it name from mononuclears white corpuscles with only one nucleus usually found in the patients' blood in excessive numbers during the illness. Kissing is considered to be an extremely likely method of transmission by some scientific investigators such as Col. Robert J. Hoagland, former medical officer at West Point, now Chief of the Medical Service at the U.S. Army Hospital at Fort Benning, Ga. Col. Hoagland originally noticed ah increase in the ailment every February and August, about a month after the cadets enjoyed their semi-annual vacations. Later the Colonel was consulted by a young man who had, 45 days earlier, celebrated his acquaintance with a young woman medical student aboard a train with spirits and later spirited kissing. Jnstinct "The young couple were merely responding to a hundred-proof instinct," but both later turned up with "mono." Col. Hoagland then compiled 73 case histories of in fectious mononucleosis patients. In 71 out of 73, "intimate kissing" had occurred about 32 to 49 days before symptoms of the illness appeared. One of the two non-kissers was a chaplain's assistant who said he often drank soda pop from bottles shared with friends. Hoagland's report in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences (March, 1955) read, "my observations have led me to believe that infectious mononucleosis is usually transmitted by intimate oral contract which permits a transfer of saliva." . . , If you're going to catch mononucleosis by .kissing, a mere peck won't do, according to proponents of this hypo thesis. You need a real smooch, and the object of your ma offi- and ad visers. . Hallgren said it is impor tant for the group to have a positive approach. "I was a Lincoln student and I know how difficult it is to function as an Individual without an identity with any group," he said. Dave Scholz, a member of Student Council, told the group it should not be their purpose to band together to fight the Greek system. This type of internal battle has slowed the growth of the campus, he said. Activities "If independents wish to be recognized, they have to show a willingness to participate in campus activities. Once the Lincoln students were organ ized as a group, the group could be approached bv or ganizations such as AUF and Builders for help in their ac tivities," Scholz said. He said "that discussion groups on state and national affairs could also be formed. These projects will all help promote the unity of the campus, he concluded. LOOK vide for democratic chinery for election of cers, collection of funds appointment of faculty The candidates for Miss Block and Bridle seem to be eyeing a huge stack of hams which are worth ten votes apiece for the purchaser's favorite candidate. The candidates are: (seated, from left), TMI lpM(gPAT The Nebraskan Bandsman Seeks Plea Change One of 6 members of the Les Elgart band who pleaded guilty to possession of nar cotic arug cnarges filed in county court for permission to withdraw his guilty plea. Keith Allen Thomas, 22, of Terre Haute, Ind., made the request in a motion filed in Lancaster District Court. The motion, filed by Atty. Joseph Cariotte, alleges Thomas entered the guilty plea believing the plea was tantamount only to waiving a preliminary hearing and that upon arraignment' fn District Court he could plead innocent. Earlier, the last member of the Band charged with pos session of narcotics filed a suppression of evidence mo tion in Lancaster District Court. The motion was filed for Charles L. Russell, 20, of North Brook, 111. Similar motions have been filed by Les Elgart in county court and the five other bandsmen in district court. In making the motion the bandsmen and their leader allege that any purported evi dence taken from their hotel rooms late Nov. 4 or early Nov. 5 was unreasonably, il legally and unconstitutionally seized in violation of the U.S. and Nebraska constitu tions. AT ALL THOSE Jo Anne Willson, Kappa Delta; Del Rae Beermann, Chi Omega; Judy Pump, Gain ma Phi Beta; and (standing) Jean Brooks, Alpha Omicron Pi and Cheri Weik, Burr Hall East. Disease; You affections needn't have an active or even an 'incubating' case; he or she could be a chronic convalescent carrier. "Mono" may lurk in an ex-patient's tissues for months or even years. The carrier you kiss might be a person who had had mononucleosis that was not recognized as such. Not Artificial According to Col. Hoagland, this hypothesis explains why experiments to transmit the disease artifically have not worked well, and why it seldom seems to occur as a cross-infection in open hospital wards or among room mates. "The hypothesis also explains why I have rarely seen mononucleosis in a married person," continues Col. Hoag land's report. , "Unmarried persons are much more apt to kiss promiscuously. It explains why precisely the age group most active in kissing about 17 to 26 provides the bulk of mononucleosis patients." Traismission via the kiss has not been actually sci entifically proved, says Dr. Fuenning. 1 "To date, the specific microorganism that cuases it has never been isolated. We have thought it to be a virus, because the illness behaves like a virus," he said. Speculation There has been much speculation . on how a person gets mononucleosis; but there is some indication, though not conclusive, that the diesease occurs in the respiratory route, according to Dr. Fuenning. The symptoms of this disease are very similar to those of other respiratory diseases, noted Dr. Fuenning. "Most significant, as far as we are concerned," noted Dr. Fuenning, "is the fact that the illness seems pre cipitated by a period of fatigue which lowers body resist ance." "It is very uniform, according to our studies, that prior to the onset of mononucleosis, there is usually an acute period of fatigue," he said. One of the most serious implications of the disease is the loss of time it dauses, especially to the college student. Third Enemy While the number of students forced to drop out of school is now greatly reduced, mononucleosis still ranks Buckley's Selection Council Support By Tom Kotouc The Student Council moved unanimously to support Coun cil member Bill Buckley in his selection of Nationalist China as , the University's number one choice for repre sentation at the Midwest Mod el UN. (Buckley stated his nasons for the selection of National ist China in today's Letter rip.) ) Jim Samples, Council; vice- president and representative to the Collegiate Council on the United Nations in ' New York, Nov. 9-10, said that the University delegation would have an extremely difficult time blocking the admission of Red China to the Midwest Model UN if it were selected to represent Nationalist China. "In a model UN conference of this type," Samples stated, "there will undoubtedly be a strong liberal element favor ing the admission of Red China. "At the Collegiate Council on the UN in New York, the admission of Red China was favored by seven to one among the students." ; Britain, France Buckley pointed out that Britain and France were the HAMS! Monday, December 4, 1961 Mock UN Receives second and third choices re spectively that he had sub mitted for the University's delegation. In other Council business. Student Council members fa vored changing the location of spring commencement ex ercises to Pershing Municipal Auditorium by a vote of 16 to ib. t,ach member was, to have contacted individuals' In his college or organization in preparation for the vote. The final decision on the re m o v a 1 of commencement from the Coliseum to Per shing- now awaits official sanction by the Chancellor. The Council vote on the move was made at the request of uavid ouve, chairman of the University Commence ment committee. Faculty evaluation commit tee chairman Don Burt re ported that the administra tion was in the process o f de veloping the faculty evalua tion questionnaire.. Faculty members will be able to use the questionnaire voluntarily in allowing their students to evaluate effective ness of their teaching meth ods. Program "The part of the Student Council and students in initi ating and carrying through this program is not to be un derestimated," said Burt. "The faculty is grateful to the Council for their interest in the program," added Burt, citing a letter of thanks from Dean James S. Blackman, ass't dean ot,the. .College of Engineering and Architecture. Co-chairman Al Plummer of the Special Big-8 Student Government Committee re ported that interest by other Big 8 schools in the Christ mas Big-8 Student Govern ment Conference was "disap pointing." "To date we have received only one response to the many letters we have sent announcing the conference. However, we are scheduling a speaker to explain the posi tion of the National Student Association and will continue to hold open the dates for the conference," Plummer said. Don Witt, chairman of the Student Council Associates committee, reported that many students had indicated their interest in forming a Collegiate Council on the UN at the University. The associates heard Jed Johnson, National Field Representative of the CCUN at a well at tended meeting last week. mm I WW migntii as public health enemy number three on the standard campus, close behind colds and poison oak. According to Dr. Fuenning, the acute phase of "mono" lasts an average of 5-7-10 days, with the convalescent period lasting from several days to several months. "If arrested early, through proper treatment, both the acute period and the convalescent period can be reduced to a minimum," said Dr. Fuenning. In earlier days, students might have the disease sev eral days and never realize it. - Now 'mono can be accurately identified, and the stu dents themselves are more keenly aware of the diseases. Decreasing These two factors, pointed out Dr. Fuenning, are the reasons why the number of. cases of mononucleosis are decreasing. However, he noted that the cases "we see at the Student Health Center are only the severe ones. The mild ones we never see." Last year, the Student Health Center treated about 50 cases of mononucleosis, according to Dr. Feunning. "But," pointed out Dr. George II. Houck, director of the Stanford University Health Service in Palo Alto, Calif., "we probably see only the worst one-eighth of the dis ease." At Stanford University Dr. Houck reported that 100 to 150 diagnosable cases are handled there per year. "Mono" also causes 10 to 15 medical leaves of absence from Stan ford each year, plus an undetermined amount of poor grades and maladjustment that seems emotional, but stems from illness. Undiagnosed ; "Each year there are probably over 800 or more stu dents who have undiagnosed and untreated subclinical in fections.i' said Dr. Houck. Another problem of the disease is that the nature of current methods of treatment is not completely satisfac tory. The symptoms are treated as they arise and gen eral nursing care is given. Antibiotics like penicillin control secondary infections, but they seem to have no effect on jthe primary disease. An experimental attempt to use gamma globulin, the (Continued on page 4) 1 46- Year Old Dye Now Has Control Of Hiring Coach By Dave Wohlfarth Nebraska's long search for an athletic director ended last week with the appointment of William H. (Tippy) Dye. but the man hunt for a football coach continues. The announcement of Dye's appointment was made by Chancellor Clifford Hardin by phone from Washington D.C. Earlier in the week the Chancellor had announced that the Board of Regents would not renew NU foot ball coach Bill Jennings' contract when it ex pired in January. This move cleared the way for Dye, according to reports. The 46-year old Dye will snow have complete control of the hiring of a new football coach plus the operation of the rest of the University's athletic department. Dye has said that he doesn't plan to name the new grid coach until after Jan. 1 so the investigation of candi dates will continue. New Husker The new Husker head man plans to move to Lincoln from Wichita University where he has been athletic dir ector for three years. "I want to wait and see the letters of application when I can get to Lincoln," Dye said Saturday. "If people like John Rals ton of Utah State and Clay Stapleton of Iowa State are interested, I certainly want to talk to them." Dye explained, "We need a good man who can get out and recruit and have the re spect of his kids." Then we can have a winning football team. And I mean this as' no 1 Coach Developments Page 3 reflectiori 'bh "the past coach as I don't even know the sit uation." Hire Quickly "Whatever we do, we want to hire as quickly as possi ble," Dye commented, "Y: that may be after the first of the year." Dye replaces Bill Orwig, who resigned the Husker ath letic director's post to take a similiar position at Indiana University last April. Comp troller Joseph Soshnik and Charles Miller, dean of Busi ness Administration, have been handling the duties of the athletic director since that time. There was no salary an nounced for Dye. The Chan cellor said the Board of Re gents will take formal action on the details of the appoint ment, including salary terms, at its next meeting, expected to be sometime before Jan. 6. President Harry S. Corbin ave it W. H. (TIPPY) DYE of Wichita U. wished "luck" in his new job. Dye Regret "We deeply regret that Mr. Dye has chosen to resign his position," Corbin said. "He, his wife Mary, and their son and daughter have made many friends at the Univer sity, in the city of Wichita, and in the state of Kansas." Concerning the overall sports program at Nebraska Dye stated, "I think the main objective is to have a well rounded program in various sports, football, of course, be ing tremendously important financially. I would like good teams in every sport and that's what we'll strive for." "I think Nebraska has an ideal setup for somebody coming into it. I think it has lots of wonderful things con nected with it. "I see no reason we can't have a winner!" Athlete Dye was an outstanding and versatile athlete in his collegiate days at Ohio State. He was an All-Big Ten quar terback and an all-conference guard in basketball. He also was an outfielder in baseball and ha,d a .340 batting aver age. Although small (his playing size was 5-7 and 140 pounds), Dye excelled in all three sports and joined the Cincin nati Bengals of the American Football League after gradu ation. After coaching a year at Grandview, O., high school in 1939 he was head basketball coach and assistant football coach at Brown University in 1940. In '42 he returned to Ohio State and served under Paul Brown as assistant football and basketball coach. V-5 Program After serving in the Navy V-5 program in World War II Dye returned to Ohio State as head basketball coach. In 1951 he moved on to the University of Washington where as hes.d cage coach he had one of the best records in Pacific Coast Conference His tory. In nine years he won the northern division title six times and won the Western NCAA Regional title in 1953. From Washington Dye went to Wichita where he served as the athletic director. He has been a member of the National Basketball Rules Committee, the National Bas ketball Coaches Press Rela tions Committee and served as team manager of the 1959 Pan-American Games. Dye and his wife Mary have two children, Stephanie, 18, and Tippy Jr., 17. University to Sell Eighty Acre Plot A public auction for the sale of the University's 80 acre fruit farm .near Union will be held at 2 p.m.; Wednesday at the site of the farm. The University was given legislative permission to sell the farm which has belonged to the University since 1920. It has been used by the hor ticulture department for re- search purposes. The orchards on the farm cover 32 acres and are com posed of 600 apple trees.