The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 05, 1962, Image 1

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Nebraskan Staff Writer
Pledge training lsea-1!
school" or "old school?"
Since the early 1950's, na
tional fraternities have push
ed "new school," but until re
cently, local houses were
steeped in the "old method."
"The usual local attitude
has been to agree with na
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RE-ENROLLED Following a year's study at the
Free University in Berlin, Steve Ellenburg, junior, is
determined to get an American education. (Photo by
Pixie Small wood)
Against Odds
Student Works
Way to Germany
Nebraska Staff Writer
"Son," working' "your way to Europe on a ship went
out in '36 ... It just isn't done anymore," a Holland
ish captain told Steve Ellenburg, a University student
who spent last year going to the Free University in
Ellenburg, a junior, quit classes at the University
last Sept. 26, because, as he said, "I got disgusted with
Nebraska I didn't really know where I was going in
He explained that he wasn't really running away
from anything in Nebraska, but had just decided be
wanted to see what the rest of the world was like.
"Half of the problem of taking a trip like this is
deciding to go," he said. "You just don't know if you
have the fortitude to go through with it."
Quit School
After spending two weeks in classes at the Univer
sity. Ellenburg quit school. He worked in Columbus, his
home town, for a month to earn enough money to reach
New York City and find a job on a ship to work his
way to Europe.
In New York he stayed with two graduates of the
University, and spent 10 grueling days before finding a
ship that would hire him as a laborer. Most places he ap
plied said that it was no longer possible.
Ready to abandon hope of finding a job, he spotted
a small cargo ship in the harbor. As a last resort Steve
talked to the captain and after a few formalities
was hired.
Ellenburg had to take the long way to Europe,
however ... by way of Brazil. The ship had to pick
up cotton, hides and coffee to take to Europe.
Crew Stranded
To get the hides up the "Rio de Plata" for 1,200
miles, the crew traveled so far up the river that they
ran out of navigable water and were stranded for ten
days at a small village.
Ellenburg noted that the people at the village were
very interested in Americans. An international game of
soccer was held ... the shipmates versus villagers. The
villagers trounced the crew with a beer party at stake.
It took eleven days for the ship to get from Brazil
to the Canary Islands, and all this time Ellenburg spent
a total of $12.
He finally left the ship at Hamburg Germany.
Ski Resort
. In the southern Alps Ellenburg got a job at a ski
resort. For three months he skied down the hill from
work at night and took the lift up to work in the morn
ing. "My first night in Berlin", Ellenburg said, "I went
out to see the town, but ended up going to a movie
. . . "The Twist Is Coming," the newest rage in Eu
rope." At the Free University I3"f nburg took three courses
Two German grammer courses and a conversation
"I worked in Berlin with many of the people who
had been dropped out of the school system on the basis
of tests taken periodically. These young people were
very unhappy in their work. If they dropped out, they
have little chance at all for further education," Ellen
burg said.
'Lost My Faith'
. "I lost faith in the European system of education," he
Berliner, according to Ellenburg, are less worried
about international affairs; they feel that the Americans
are doing a good job in handling the Berlin situation.
In August Ellenburg's parents sent him enough
money to get a ticket back to the United States. He
re-enrolled in the University this fall, and is determined
to get an American education.
tional fraternity statements
at conventions jmaa-paper,
iKflrln" reality to continue with
the old program of . pledge
training," commented Bill
Buckley, secretary of the In
terfraternity Council (IFC).
The University has not es
caped this trend of "paying
"lip-service" to national dir
ectives. Within the last year,
however, a new, different at
titude has firmly established
"The fraternities on this
campus are beginning to real
ize their responsibilities to
pledges," commented Buck
New Methods
Buckley, also chairman of
the IFC pledge training com
mittee, continued, "Until this
year, a pledge was more a
servant than a prospective
active. Presently, however,
due to the recent attacks
throughout the United States
against the fraternity system,
the 'active chapters have been
forced to adopt new meth
ods," Buckley explained.
These "new methods" range
from a definite emphasis on
scholarship to a specific pro
gram of education for pledg
"Instead of shining shoes,
pledges learn fraternity lore
Ole Miss
Campus Tells
Own Opinions
Nebraskan Special
(Editor's Note: The fol
lowing is a story giving
opinions of some of the stu
dents at the University of
Mississippi about Negro
James Meredith and his at
tempt to enter the Universi
ty. The story was provided
by special arrangement
with the Miami Herald and
their correspondent on the
OXFORD, Miss. - The
University of Mississippi is
not a solid mass of rebei-yeii-ing
support for Gov. Ross Bar
nett. Talk to the students and
you will find that many of
them including some w n o
were born and raised in Mis
sissippiwould rather see Ne
gro James Meredith admitted
than see their institution
closed and blood spilled.
"We are the most directly
involved," said one. "We
stand to lose everything but
nohodv bothers to consult as
to ask how we feel about
Meredith. I couldn't care less
if he comes here. And I think
only a handful would rather
see the University closed."
It's a measure of the tense
situation here that neither he
or the others were willing to
be quoted by name.
No Comment
The student body President,
Dick Wilson, would not com
ment at all and a few stu
dents followed his example.
But most were willing to
talk at length provided they
could remain anonymous.
"I don't give a damn about
James Meredith or what col
or he is," a student declared.
"I want this University to
stay open and to remain ac
credited." Misleading
Most of them seem to feel
that the Confederate flag
waving student body picture
on television has been mis
it was like a pep rauy,
said one student about the
massing of deputies and fed
eral agents. ' We just want
ed to see what was going on.
I knew one guy who went
down there just to get a date,
because a bunch of girls were
congregating. He got the
date, too."
Students said many proies
sors had discussed the issue
in Hass and warned of t h e
dangers of losing accredita
tion. There is a petition going
around asking for support of
Barnett and there are bump
er stickers saying "Help Ross
Kpo Mississippi Sovereign."
But this does not appear to
reflect the majorities' teeung.
Harmed university
The whole mess has
harmed the University terri
bly," a junior said. "It has
hurt Oxford and it hurts the
state. No one will ever know
how much."
There was little study on
the campus Friday as the
case made headlines across
the country.
"It is as if the finals are
over or we were ready to go
home for Christmas, one
student said.
"Everv night the dorms are
noisy with arguments and dis
cussion on what is right and
what will reallv happen. The
trouble, is that no one knows.
The worst part is the wait
School' Pledge Training
and history; instead of run
ning errands, a pledge at
tends social improvement
classes," commented Chuck
Witte, former pledge trainer
of Sigma Nu.
The new program is high
lighted by pledge education
rather than training. The em
phasis now is on making a
good active, rather than train
ing a good pledge.
According to the IFC pledge
training creed, which all so
cial fraternities on campus
have pledged to uphold,
"We, " therefore, recognize
that mental and physical deg
radation, personal servitude,
and such programs that haz
ard the health, well-being,
and scholarship of an individ
Vol. 76, No. 13
New Cheerleader Outfits Too
Huskers Will Have New
Nebraskan Staff Writer
CornHUSKER not corn
cob! The inconsistency of the
University's name and sym
bol resulted in the idea of
changing the traditional ear
of corn. The new symbol will
be presented at Saturday's
game against Iowa State.
Jack Geier, head gymnas
tic coach and initiator of the
idea, said, "I have never seen
anything that depicts the
name Cornhusker the ear
of corn used now certainly
The new look, sponsored by
Help Inform
Says Stromer
Sen. Marvin Stromer, speak
ing before Pi Lambda Theta
teaching honorary yesterday,
stressed the importance of
students informing their sen
ators on the University.
He emphasized the fact
that members of the Unicam
eral would be happy to talk
with students from their dis
tricts on University needs, but
in the past not one student
has cared enough to do this.
He added that informed stu
dents could have quite an in
fluence. Senator Stromer called the
1963 session the "most cru
cial the University has faced."
He pointed out that in draw
ing op a University budget
many problems are faced, the
main one being that senators
are not informed on Univer
sity problems.
He said, "The only contact
many senators have with the
University is watching an oc
casional basketball game
while the legislative session
is on."
He suggested that Univer
sity students become shrewd
lobbyists as other special in
terest groups are.
Commotion Yes,
But No Fire!
Many people, several fire
trucks, no fire.
That was the story that,
developed from a fire alarm
sending five (six, maybe?)
fire trucks to the Alpha
Omkrom Pi bouse last
night at about 7 p.m.
What happened? The in
cinerator was clogged and
smoke started pouring from
the chimney, so the fire de
partment was called.
There was no damage re
ported. Council Requests
Student Helpers
Don Burt, president of Stu
dent Council, announced to
day that a special commit
tee to do research and pro
vide information to the stu
dent body on the reapportion
ment issue has been set up.
Any students interested in
seiying on this committee
should contact Burt at
483-4573, or leave name, tele
phone number, and class in
the Student Council office.
ual are inconsistent with the
goals of the fraternity sys
tem." Past Not Satisfactory
Roger Myers, pledge train
er of Beta Theta Pi, said,
"Actually, this creed has
been in existence for some
years. For the first time,
however, actives are begin
ning to take note that past
pledge programs are not com
pletely satisfactory," he said.
Continuing, "The new atti
tude toward pledge training
has been dormant in most
houses. Now, the attitude is
changing because a few mem
bers in each house have had
the courage to stand up and
say what they think," Myers
The Daily
the Corn Cobs, Tassels and
the Athletic Department, cor
responds with the new cheer
leader outfits.
Suggesting the overalls idea,
the new uniforms will be red
bermudas with a bib and
straps over a white long
sleeved blouse. Straw hats and
red bandannas will accent the
white gloves, socks and tennis
These outfits will be alter
nated, to give novelty, with
new while pleated skirts,
which will be used at most
games. The boys' uniforms
have not changed.
A contest will begin Mon
day to help name the new
symbol. The deadline for en
tries is Thursday noon.
The winner of the contest
will receive two Homecoming
Dance tickets at the pep rally
next Friday. Entry blanks,
which will be printed in the
Daily Nebraskan, may be de
posited in the box provided at
the north entrance to the Un
ion. The contest will be judged
by Corn Cob and Tassel exec
cutive councils. Final selec
tion will be made by Tippy
Dye, director of athletics.
The University was first
termed Cornhuskers in 1900
by Si Sherman who was then
sports editor for the Lincoln
Star. The newly retired Corn
Cob was introduced in 1956.
"Wre hope that the new sym
bol will help generate the new '.
enthusiasm the winning team
deserves," said Dave Smith,
Corn Cob publicity chairman.
The new symbol will enter
tomorrow's games in a con
vertible and be escorted
around the field by the newly
clad cheerleaders.
Pub Board
Appoints 3
To Rag Staff
The newly-elected Publica
tions Board has selected
Lynn Corcoran as copy editor
and Tom McGinnis and Susie
Smithberger junior staff wri
ters for the Daily Nebraskan.
Corcoran, a NROTC junior
from Wilmington, Delaware,
served as copy editor for the
Nebraska Blueprint and edi
tor of his high school news
paper. Tom McGinnis, a junior
from Dawson, Nebraska, is
majoring in agriculture engi
neering..? Susie Smithberger, a jour
nalism home economics ma
jor, is a sophomore from
YW-YM Travel
To Fall Conclave
About sixty YWCA and
YMCA members from the Ne
braska District will attend the
Fall Conference held at Camp
Kitaki today and tomorrow.
Former President of the
National YWCA Connie Tay
lor will talk on "Our Re
sponse to the Divided I." It
will concern the convention of
the National Student Assem
bly of the YM-YWCA to be
held later this year.
Marcia Howe, district co
chairman, said "the confer
ence provides an opportunity
for students from all over the
district to get together and
strengthen their local organizations."
"It has been the normal
reaction that the rest of the'
house felt the same way, but
needed a leader," he ex
plained. Myers also felt that the new
attitude was evident during
Rush Week; an emphasis on
scholarship and personality
development rather than par
ties were the main rushing
points in most of the houses."
Joel Lundak, president of
Sigma Chi, commented "Our
house is trying to develop a
position program of pledge
education. Naturally, the out
come of the program will de
pend upon the performance
of this year's pledge class,"
he said.
"We have the highest hopes
Street Dance Highlights
Tonight's Football Rally
The rally for the Iowa
State game will start to
night at the Carillon tower
at 6:30. The parade will fol
low the traditional route,
but will end on the south
steps of the Student Union.
Highlights of the rally
will include guest speaker,
Don Bryant, sports editor of
the Lincoln Star and a
street dance.
The dance will be approx
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HOLD IT! Strangely enough, this is a picture of Pixie
Smallwood taking a picture. The difference between this
picture and other pictures in this issue of the Rag is that
Pixie Smallwood did not take it. (Photo by Gary Lacey)
Picture-Snappin' Pixie
Finds Rag Job Trying
Nebraskan Staff Writer
It's a women's world and
Rosemary (Pixie) Smallwood
is out to prove it.
Already a member of the
Nebraska and National Press
Photographers Associations,
this barely 19 year-old junior
is the new photographer for
the Daily Nebraskan.
Experiences as a female
photographer are numerous
for this attractive blonde.
What other female could get
to go into the Kappa Sigma's
second floor bathroom. Pixie
quickly explained that she
was on assignment taking pic
tures of a guy getting show
ered after his pinning.
"They were quite willing
to make the picture realistic
and ended up breaking out
the window," laughed Pixie.
Pictures of the football ral
ly last weekend that appeared
in the Daily Nebraskan were
taken after its photographer
had c 1 i m b e d "gracefully"
over a fence in order to get
close enough to the plane.
of this year being our most
successful in terms of pledge
development," Lundak con
cluded. "It is obvious the
fraternities of the University
are certainly attempting to
revamp their programs for
the benefit of the develop
ment of the pledge socially
and intellectually," he de
clared. Perhaps this point is most
dramatically emphasized by
the Sigma Nu pledge trainer
in his challenge, "The doors
of Sigma Nu are open at all
hours, seven days a week, to
anyone who desires to ob
serve directly our pledge pro
gram and this includes the
Editor of the Daily Nebraskan."
Friday, October 5, 1962
imately two hours long and
will feature the ATO combo.
. . If conduct at the pre-ral-ly
parade does not cease to
be violent, there will be
no more parades, announced
Wes Grady, Corn Cob pres
ident. "The decision is backed
by Dean Frank Hallgren
and the Student Council of
ficers. "We want construc
tive spirit," he added.
She then promptly ran for
her life to escape from "those
monster police hounds."
Pixie who is a member of
Alpha Delta Pi explained that
this weekend will not only
be the first time the new Ne
braska hag met Iowa State,
but it will also be the first
time she will be on the foot
ball sidelines taking pictures.
"I expect to get bowled
over by Thunder Thornton in
the end zone in about the first
quarter." she said.
"The best picture I've ever
taken is the lightening picture
of Lincoln from the State Cap
itol that I took last spring,"
she said. It appeared in the
Daily Nebraskan, Lincoln
Journal and Denver Post.
This photographer who is
a junior in journalism admit
ted that she has her pet
peeves. These range from
people who ask "Oh, do you
publish the Pixie Press?" to
those who say "If you take a
picture of me you'll break
your camera." She answers
with a "If you do, you'll pay
for it."
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