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Vol. 75, No. 83
The Daily Nebraskan
Wednesday, March 21, 1962
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Questions About Disaster, God
Compose Central Theme of 'J.BS
Can man pvnlnin natural
disasters through an acquaint
anceship with God? Where
does man find God?
According to Fred Gaines,
who will play the leading role
in "J.B.," these questions
form the" central theme for
the Pulitzer-Prize winning
play by Archibald MacLeish.
"J.B." opens at 8 tonight
in Howell Memorial Theater.
Presented by the Univer
sity Theater, the play will
run through Saturday. Di
rected by Dr. Dallas Wil-
Dr. Oberholtzer
Is TV Library
Policy Chairman
Dr. Kenneth E. Oberholtzer,
superintendent of schools in
Denver, Colo., was elected
chairman of the policy board
created to set up guidelines
for the development of the
Great Plains Regional Instruc
tional Television Library.
Dr. Oberholtzer will be as
sisted by vice chairman Rich
ard B. Hull, an executive of
the North Central Association
of Colleges and Secondary
The standing committee will
be made up of Dr. Fred H.
Harrington, vice president for
academic affairs at the Uni
versity of Wisconsin, Dr. Mil
ton W. Bierbaum, superinten
dent of Maplewood-Richmond
Heights school in St. Louis,
Mo., and Elaine Markley, of
the Sioux City, Iowa Public
, School system.
The library, one of three of
its kind in the U.S., will be
the repository and central
control point tot educational
television material produced
by the educational television
networks in the midwest.
PR Assistant Attends
Science Convention
The University's assistant
director of public relations,
Edward Hirsch, is one of 60
United States college and pub
lic information writers select
ed to attend a science-communications
seminar at
Northwestern University, to
day through Friday.
The "Northwestern meeting,
financed by the National Sci
ence Foundation, will bring
together a number of the na
tion's top scientists and the
information specialists who
do much of the science writ
ing for lay readers.
KNUS Announces
Direct Crib Music
KNUS, the University radio
station, announced its "Study
to Music Show" every Mon
day and Thursday from 9 to
10 p.m. live from the Crib
at the Student Union.
The broadcasts are part of
KNUS's new programming for
its listeners.
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liams, associate professor of
speech and dramatic art, the
play is MacLeish's treatment
and commentary of the
theme of the "Story of Job."
"J.B." has been hailed by
nearly every critic of poetry
and drama as a work of fresh
morality and a lasting
achievement of art and mind
in the 20th Century, said Dr.
In the play, two unem
ployed actors traveling with
a circus interpret the story of
the suffering of the Biblical
Job, and cast themselves as
"Zuss" and "Nickels," repre
sentative of God and Satan.
They find, after their acting
has begun, that the ancient
tale has a "life and move
ment of its own."
The two players take on
themselves the wager of the
"Book of Job," Satan's bet
that if God will strip Job of
everything he has, Job, the
perfect and upright man, will
curse God to his face.
"I feel I am lucky, a fa
vored one of God, in the
play's beginning," said
Gaines. Then, he continued,
J.B. suffers total disaster for
no reason except to test his
faith. He feels he must be
guilty of some sin, and cries
out to God for the answer.
"When God refuses to tell
him, J.B. must find the an
swer within himself he must
realize his inner spiritual
strength, placed there by God
when he was born.
"In the end," said Gaines,
"I Know longer have a blind
faith. I know that God will
give back everything if I de
serve it. But there is no guar
antee of no misfortune along
the way."
According to Gaines, the
Dr. Robert Ross Becomes
Third Candidate for Dean
The third candidate to be interviewed by
students and faculty for the Dean of Student
Affair's position is Dr. Robert Ross, Dean of
Students at Ball State Teachers College, Mun
cie, Ind.
"Usually punishment is not a good learn
ing process in disciplining students," said
Ross, who holds a Ph.D. in psychology from
the University of Denver.
"A professional counselor. I
psychiatrist or rdministrator
trained in this area should
normally handle cases of stu
dent misconduct, as .drink
ing, where emotional factors
might be involved," said Ross
in an interview today.
Taking his undergraduate
work in Ag economics from
Texas A & M, Dean Ross
holds a masters degree in so
ciology from the same school
and has served as assistant
Dean of Students at Denver
University for four years be
fore going to Ball State.
"Students should participate
in policy formation in de
fined areas," said Ross, who
is "not sold on students tri
bunals recommending penal
ties for student misconduct."
"College fraternities have a
tremendous potential," said
Ross, "but we have a real
job to show the public that
fraternities are a successful
part of the University pro
gram." "I believe that the Division
of Student Affairs should be
made up of dedicated per
sonnel trained to provide sit
uations where the interac
tiors among students of dif
ferent backgrounds and val
ues are possible," he said.
"Students only learn to be
mature, responsible citizens
by being treated this way,"
Ross concluded.
"When one man punishes
another, he is admitting that
he has failed and does not
understand the problem."
The Independent Spring
Ball will be held on Friday
instead of Saturday as was
stated in a previous issue.
Photos by Wendy Rogers
idea evolved in the play is
nof that Gcd is "above," but
ruiher a "part of us there
is divinity in every man all
he needs to do is find it, and
believe ii it."
Dale Holt, who plays
"Zuss," differs with Gaines in
his opinion on the relationship
between God and man.
"Through the play, you can
not assume the innate good
ness of man himself. If you
see man as a depraved indi
vidual, nothing without God,
you can't accept this theory."
NU Band Concert
Set for Afternoon
The University Collegiate
Band's annual Spring Concert
will be held today at 4 p.m.
in the Student Union ball
room. Instrumental solos by vari
ous sections of the band will
highlight the program. Duane
Stehlik will playa tuba solo
in "ScheVzo Pomposo," by
The University's Clarinet
Choir wBl play "Study in
Lavender " The Choir mem
bers are: Margaret Bohl,
Karen Galbreath, Gary
Campbell, Carol Coffman,
Clark Edwards, Elsie Sejkora,
Keith McCreight, Gary Win
keibauer, Linda Haisch, Nan
cy Johnson, LeRoy Hutzen
biler, Jack Watkins, Bob
Force and Dwight Overturf.
A trumpet ensemble will be
featured in "Cornet Carillon,"
by Bing-Werle. Members are:
Dale Jundt, Betty Bauer, Rob
ert Bogard, Keith Carlson,
Gary Kubert, Steven Halter,
Leland Lamberty, James
Johnson and Bert Aerni.
The "Trombone Trouba
dours," by Bennett will be
performed by a trombone en
semble composed of Roger
Fenner, Robert Frisch, R. C.
Mead, Robert Vaughn, Judy
Leeke, Gordon Meldrum, Bri
an Kolterman and Kathryn
Other numbers on the pro
gram are: "Moor side
March," "Court Festival,"
"Tamberlane," "Divert i
mento No. 8," selections
from "The King and I," and
"Burst of Flame."
V. i
Panhetl Receives Evaluation
From 12 Sorority Critiques
' "We have here a brief
summary of the results of
the evaluation reports turned
in by 12 houses, we have cut
them some, but they do not
make a nicey nice picture,"
said Nancy McGath, presi
dent of Panhellenic at an
evaluation session on Mon
day. The evaluation reports
that were tuned in included
suggestions that Panhellenic
should place more emphasis
on scholarship, .making the
organization's e f f o rt s more
consistent, including helping
the academic adjustment of
freshmen and utilizing the
University's resources.
More emphasis should be
placed on cooperation with
such programs as People-to-People
and Collegiate Coun
cil for United Nations (CCUN)
and that the quality of dele
gates should be improved.
The delegates are often of
poor quality and lack leader
ship the report said. Also,
they are not informed as to
the feeling in their respective
One part of the report
stated '.hat there is too much
emphasis on the purely social
functions of the organizations
and not enough on scholar
ship. When this organization says
it is going to support some
thing, continued the report,
it must do it. "Panhellenic
is lacking in unity and it is
suggested that the members
cooperate as a group instead
of as individual houses. Evi
dently the girls don't con
sider the Greek system im
portant," said the report.
One evaluation suggested
that there should be more
frequent meetings with dele
FTP Holds
The People-to-People forum
committee will launch a ser
ies of panel discussions of
contemporary international
problems this Friday with a
program on "Disarmament
As Seen by a Quaker and an
Air Force Officer."
The forum will be held at
7 p.m. Friday in 232-34 Stu
dent Union and is open to the
Participants in the discus
sion will be Dr. Edgar Z. Pal
mer of the University faculty
and U. Walter Reibau of Lin
coln Air Force Base. Each
will present his point of view,
and a question and answer
period will follow.
Dr. Palmer is professor of
statistics and director of the
University's bureau of bus
iness research. Lt. Reibau is
a B-47 navigator-bombadier
and is a career officer. He
has a bachelor's degree from
San Diego State College.
Forum discussions will be
held every two weeks, accord
ing to chairman Jagiit Nngn.
The formal program will us
ually last about an hour and
then will break up into in
formal discussion.
Singh noted that the disarm
ament topic is especially
timely because of the current
seventeen-nation disarmament
negotiations at Geneva.
Organizing all off-campus independents
into a unique group called UNICORN is
well under way, according to UNICORN's
president pro tempore, Bruce Hoiberg.
"UNICORN has a potential member
ship of 2000," said Hoiberg, who is await
ing approval of the UNICORN's constitu
tion by the University and the Student
Council before official organization is be
gun. UNICORN" will provide social activities
for off-campus independents, promote par
ticipation in University activities, pro
mote and recognize high scholarship of
its members, participate in worthwhile
community service projects, and act as
an information center to keep off-campus
independents informed on campus issues
and speakers.
"UNICORN is looking to the future
when it can combine with, other inde
pendent groups as Independent Women's
Association (IWA) and RAM in forming
an all-independent grouping," said Hoi
berg. "The Independent Student Association
gates seated at a round table
and that roll call votes
should be taken. '
The groups committee sys
tem came under criticism in
one report saying that each
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Hardin Outlines Role
In Educational Training
The role of the University
in state and national educa
tion leadership was outlined
by Chancellor Clifford Hardin
Monday evening.
Speaking before the month
ly meeting of the local chap
ter of the American Associa
tion of University Professors,
(A ALT) he pointed out the
recent program of giving all
colleges of the state an oppor
tunity to further develop their
science faculties. He also list
ed achievements such as the
new English Curricula Work
shop and languages and sew
ence teacher institutes.
"It is worthv of snecial note
that all these activities are
financed with non-tax funds
and are the result of faculty
initiative. All are directed
toward increasing the compe
tence of state educational
Dr. Hardin commented that
a signficant increase in un
dergraduate enrollment in the
next decade would be inevita
ble. "Until student financial
aids are made available in
vastly greater sums than we
new have, it is necessary to
exert every effort to hold
down the cost of attending the
University both in tutition
and board and room."
Discussing the improved ac
ademic preparation of enter
i n g freshmen, Chancellor
Hardin said that still more
improvement will come "as
Constitution Awaits
Student Council OK
committee should be looked
at objectively to see if it is
accomplishing its purpose.
Many of them are not doing
so now, It stated.
Following the evaluation re-
(Photo br Wendy Rogers)
we gradually increase the ad
mission standards for non-res
ident students and work more
closely with high school coun
"As long as we have a wide
range in student abilities, it
seems that The hcDrs pro
grams being developed in the
various colleges should be
given all encouragemenf pos
Turning to the graduate
areas, Dr. Hardin said the in
crease of graduate students
"can be interpreted as a re
flection of the improved stat
ure of our faculty."
Since t!ie University is the
only institution in the state
offering the Ph.D. degree, he
said that some expansion in
both areas and nambers of
candidates w o u 1 d be neces
sary. The honors programs
programs are necessary for
early identification of poten
tial graduate students.
Financial Course
To Be Taught
A broader understanding of
financial statement analysis
will be encouraged in a short
course offered by the Univer
sity. The series of, eight classes
will meet at 7 p.m. each Mon
day in the Nebraska Center
for Continuing Education.
(ISA), as the all-independent front would
be called, would coordinate independent
organizations in working toward the same
goals for the benefit of the University.
"The present Greek-independent com
petition leads too much wasted effort,"
said Hoiberg.
"For the independents to work effici
ently for the University good with the
highly organized Greek system they must
combine in this all-independent grouping
ISA," emphasized Hoiberg, -
UNICORN will seek representation on
the Student Council as soon as possible,
according to Hoiberg, who pointed out
that "independents today do not have
very good Council representation with the
present college system of representation "
"One of the greatest problems facing
UNICORN will be overcoming the social
inertia of independents, which leads to
dormancy in college life outside of aca
demics," said Hoiberg.
Expressing the group's feeling on th6
NSA affiliation question, Hoiberg said
that "the Student Council should net vote
for the students on this crucial issue."
port Panhellenic presented a
list of the suggested, goals for
the coming year.
The suggestions included to
have a "good" Panhellenic
weekend, to further common
interests with independent
groups, to increase the indi
vidual delet;
of rerp?rsioilities, to have the
Panhelleuic Delegate position
elevated to cabinet level,
and to have more discussion
going on at meeting among
all of the delegates.
Other suggested goals cited
the need for more efficient
method of selecting officers,
and improving the meeting
"We have discussed many
things here, but what I want
to know is how are they go
ing to be formulated into
motions?" said Marty Elliot.
"That's up to you," replied
president Nancy McGath.
Vicky C u 1 1 e n moved that
the president should appoint
a three member "constitu
tional committee." President
McGath asked how this was
to be done, and Miss Cullen
replied, "It's up to you."
' A committee consisting of
Miss Cullen, . Nancy Butler,
and Karlene Seng was picked
as their hands came up first
when volunteers were asked
for after the motion had been
Another motion was passed
to have Panhellenic meet
weekly instead of bi-weekly.
Susie Moffit suggested that
one of the possible changes
to come would be the electing
of the president instead of
having it on tne rotation sys
tem as it is now.
President McGath com
mented that she was glad to
see the enthusiasm and irter
est being shown.
Resigns for
KU Position
Miss Mary J. Mulvaney,
assistant professor of wom
en's physical education, is
leaving , the University after
eleven years of service.
Mills Mulvaney, who holds
a baccalaureate degree
earned at Colorado and Ne
braska and a master's from
Wellesley College, wiU take
her pre Jut title to the" Uni
versity of Kansas.
At Nebraska she is advis
er to the Women's AthWIc
Association (WAA), Associat
ed Women Students (AWS),
and Mortar Board. She con
ducted the Student Union
foreign tour last summer and
is planning to de the same
this year.
Miss Mulvaney was offered
her position at Kansas with
the understanding that shs
develop the intramural p r o
gram there..
She is known for her work
on a national level: for four
years she was executive secretary-treasurer
of the Athlet
ic and Recreation Federation
of College Women, a national
organization whose regional
conference was the occasion
for a recent visit by Althea
Miss Mulvaney has been a
faculty member of the Stu
dent Union Board of Mana
gers for six years and was
president during the years
1959-61. Since February, 1958,
she has served on the sub
committee on Student Social
Affairs and Activities concur
rently with her membership
on the Student Affairs Facul
ty committee.
Miss Mulvaney, who sees
the development of a new in
tramural program as an ex
cellent opportunity for cam
pus work, said, "I have thor
oughly enjoyed working with
students on the University
Coed Wins Third
In J Competition
Judy Harrington, junior in
journalism, has earned a third
place rating in this month's
national Hearst competition
in the feature writing division!
Her feature article was thp
introduction to the problem of
Nebraska youth exodus run
this fall in the Daily Nebras
kan. Her third place puts the
University in third place, two
points behind the University
of Washington and ten behind
the University of Kansas.