The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 14, 1962, Image 1

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HCW 14 1962
If the entire membership
of a college fraternity
begged you, if the school
administration and
the coaches pleaded with
you, would you flunk their
star football player?
This is the story of a
woman who did just that
she flunked him. But it
proved to be more involved
than that she flunked
"The Wheaton Iceman," the
three-time All-American
from the University of Il
linois, Harold E. "Red"
"He was the flunk of
flunks," Constance Miriam
Syford of Lincoln said for
ty years after she failed
Grange in an English rhe
toric course at Illinois. "If
I had it all to do over
again, I would do the very
same thing; in fact I am
proud that I was able to
withstand the pressures of
an entire fraternity chapter,
the head of the University
and the assistant coach of
the football team."
Miss Syford, scholar, pol
itician, farmer, counselor,
world traveler, poetess and
purebred Angus cattle
breeder, had just turned
thirty at the time of "the
flunk of flunks."
Honorary Honors
She graduated from the
University of Nebraska at
the age of 19 at a time
when the women of the
country were not generally
accepted as integral units
in the economic or political
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nalists for Nebraska Sweetheart are: (front)
Maribelle Elliott, Rachel Heiss, Pam
Hirschback, Nancy Sorenson, Willa Meyer.
Back row: Linda Bukacek, Jaclyn Ham
Baker Explains University Actions
In Turkey to Faculty Senate
University interests and ac
tions in Turkey were ex
plained to members of the
Faculty Senate yesterday by
Marvel Baker, professor of
Animal Husbandry and twice
dean of the mission to Turkey
Baker explained that the
University became involved
in setting up a school in Tur
key after a request from the
Turkish government.
The University officials had
To Appear
As Soloist
Viennese Kuerti
Will Play Sunday
Anton Kuerti, Viennese-born
pianist, will appear as guest
soloist with the University
Orchestra Sunday at 8 p.m. in
the Union ballroom.
Kuerti, who made his major
debut in 1957 with the New
York Philharmonic Orchestra,
will perform the "Concerto
for Piano and Orchestra in G
major, Opus 58," composed
bv Beethoven.
The orchestra conductor-!
will be Prof. Emanuel Wish
now, professor of violin and
chairman of the department
of music.
In addition to Kuerti's num
ber, the 70-piece University
Orchestra will be featured in
four other numbers. They
are: 'In Der Natur," "The
Whita Peacock," "Slavonic
Dance No. 15," and "An
American in Paris."
In his performance with the
N.Y. Philharmonic Orchestra
as the Edgar M. Leventritt
award winner Kuerti played
the Mendelssohn Concerto
No. 1. He also appeared as
soloist with many other sym
phony orchestras.
This will be the first ap
pearance of the 1962-63 Uni
versity Orchestra. There will
be no admission charge and
seats need not be reserved.
structure of the United
States. She was a member
of Mortar Board, Sigma
Tau Delta, Chi Delta Phi,
Theta Sigma Phi, and Gam
ma Phi Beta honorary and
social organizations.
She received her Masters
degree at Nebraska in 1913
and then researched in her
special field of 16th Cen
tury English literature for
two years. She had taught
at Kansas State University
in Manhattan before she
joined the faculty at the
University of Illinois.
Today, Red Grange can't
remember, the failure of the
English rhetoric course, let
alone the slender, energy
filled teacher who failed
him, but he did comment
in a telephone conversation
that "if she says I flunked
her course, I probably did,
although the only course I
remember flunking was one
in transportation in summer
University of Illinois rec
ords, as is the case on most
campuses, are not open to
the public. The Illinois Uni
versity athletic department
has no records on Grange
as a freshman. So the
scholastic record of the
Galloping Ghost may re
main a mystery.
Fame Assured
Not that it need make any
difference to Red Grange.
His football skill, not his
prowess in rhetoric, had as
sured him fame long before
he was 30. In 13 years' of
high school, college and
professional football, "T h e
planned to set up an agricul
ture program at one of the
Turkish universities, but
when a committee was sent
there to investigate the pos
sibilities, they discovered that
the Turkish officials were
seeking a full-fledged Univer
sity, he said.
"Agriculture is generally
the most important industry
m countries of this kind, he
said. Although there are oth
er faculties, little attention is
paid to them, he continued.
People begin to specialize be
fore they even begin to get
an education, he said.
Besides agriculture, p r o
grams were planned in engi
neering and letters of science.
The engineering phase was
dropped because the Turkey
administrators had planned
to develop an engineering
school, but they never did,
Baker commented.
Most of the financial em
phasis, which is appropriated
by the Federal Agency tor in
ternational Development, is
given to the agricultural fac
ulty because agriculture sup
ports the economic develop
ment of the country and be
cause the Turkey administra
tion said they would take
care of the other programs,
Aronson Singers
Slated Tomorroiv
"Sing a Song of Satire,
a Comment Full of Wry."
Joe and Penny Aronson.
folk singing team, will visit
the campus tomorrow to
present songs of England,
France, Germany, Italy,
Israel and other countries.
The team, which will ap
pear at 7:30 in the Union
Ballroom, is being spon
sored by the Union and
Tickets are $1.00 and can
be purchased from Hillel
members or in the organ
ized houses and the Union.
Sue Oberle, chairman of
music committee, said
"This is a part of the new
show-business phenomenon
the urban folksinger."
Did Red
Wheaton Iceman" carried
the ball 4,013 times, gained
33,020 yard3, a total of IS1
miles, for an average of
8.4 yards per attempt. He
scored 2,366 points in 247
Any football fan knows of
Red Grange, but few people
know Constance Syford. She
has respected education and
has used it as one of her
goals throughout her life.
Although she has main
tained residence in the fam
ily home at Lincoln, Nebras
ka, she has traveled and
studied all over Europe,
and in recent years she has
been spending much of her
time in research at Yale
University. Raised in a
"Moral," "Christian" home,
she believes in the "work
day" and cannot stand
waste i whether it be of
time, money or energy. She
possesses unlimited energy
even at the age of 71.
If there is a person who
would tell a gubernatorial
candidate that she was not
going to vote for him
it's Connie.
If there is a person who
would demand perfection,
or at least, solid effort from
her subordinates it's Con
nie. Sentimental Values
If there is a person who
hates to destroy papers,
magazines, correspondence,
or any other thing of senti
mental, educational, or cul
tural value it's Connie.
And if there is a person
who would enjoy an onion
and bread sandwich be-
mer, Joanie Chenoweth, Cori Cabela, Kar
en Pflasterer. The Nebraska Sweetheart
will be elected at the Kosmet Klub Fall
Show Saturday night.
he explained. "However, they
have done almost nothing
about it," he said.
The University has been
fortunate in Turkey with lo
cal support compared to oth
er universities in other coun
tries, Baker said, since Chan
cellor Hardin has taken a
personal interest in its devel
Future plans include clos
ing work out at the univer
sity in Ankara this June and
at the university in Ataturk
by June, 1967, Baker said.
"They won't be ready for us
to leave, though," he com
mented. Cornliusker
Set Sunday
Interviews for Eligible
Bachelor Candidates will be
Sunday, Nov. 18 in 241 Stu
dent Union. The north doors
of the Union will be unlocked.
The staff requests that these
being interviewed please be
Blair. Cur 1:15
BrouiUette. Gary 1:20
Bruniiu. Hoger 1:25
Callahan. Dick 1:30
Carson, Tom 1:35
Cass. Steve l:4u
Choat. Norman 1:45
Coleman, Ron 1:50
Condit, Sam 1:55
Conner, Jim 2:00
Corcoran, Lynn 2:05
Dunn, Douglas Ill
Eintpahr, Ron 2:15
Grosshant, Larry 2:20
Hany, Al 2:25
Herbek, Jim 2:30
Hibbi, Gerald .. 2:35
Holoubec, Verne 2:40
Humphrey. Mile 2:45
Johnson, Elliot 2:50
Kort. W. Thomal 2:55
Lahtff, John 3:00
Leiaman. Hike 1:01
Levy, Jim :
Lien. Gary J-5
Lonnquist, John 3:20
LyUe, Roger 2:25
Meieriard. Don 3 30
Miller. Jerry ,.... 3:35
Nelaon, Clark J:0
Nokm. John 2:45
Nystrom, Tom 3:50
Olaen, Al
Owena, Jerry 4.00
Schapman, Gerald , 4:05
Stuewe, Dennis 4:10
Stevens, Ray , 4:15
Stork, Roger :20
fitnart. Jim 4:25
Swanstrom. Dennis 4:30
Tneisen. Dave i 4:3
Thompson. Gary 4:40
Urban, Glen 4:45
Vos, Lloyd 4:50
Weill. Dick 4:55
Wilshusen, Roger 5:00
Wilson, MJyron 3:05
Wright, Bill 1:10
Zeilinjer. Joan
fore bed it's Connie.
She is a woman of prin
ciple and a kind heart. A
spinster happy in spinster
hood, she is a firm believer
that wives often ruin Mt
hands, Graced with a ltSArt
lific tongue, she doesn't wa
from telling her viewpotri
Miss Svford was once tinesa
by one of her friends dott
ing a t!iirty-minute convV -sation.
In that time s I e
touched on forty different
"I was a timid girl when
I was younger, but then I
decided that I could not go
through life like that, but
in trying to overcome timid
ness, I suppose I have gone
to the other extreme," Miss
Vol. 76, No. 35
ust Become
Madison, Wis. University
of Wisconsin faculty members
passed a resolution this week
stating that all fraternities
and sororities must demon
strate autonomy from their
national organizations in se
lecting members.
All chapters must now file
with the university Human
Rights Committee stating that
PTP Sponsors
European Jobs
For Students
Nebraskan Staff Writer
University business and en
gineering students will have
the opportunity to spend this
summer in Europe, living
with a family and training in
their field of interest under a
new program initiated by
People-to-People (PTP).
Max Eberhart and Larry
Moore, national PTP repre
sentatives from headquarters
in Kansas City, Mo., talked
to the student executive coun
cil of PTP yesterday and out
lined some of the aspects of
the program.
Moore explained that the
program grew out of a desire
to give American students the
opportunity to acquaint them
selves with other cultures
much as foreign students do
in the United States.
The American student who
wishes to go to Austria, Ger
many, France or Spain ana
train in an engineering or
business training position
must fulfill the basic qualifi
cation of joining national
PTP and take an active part
in the PTP organization on
Jobs for American students
have already been secured
and their foreign employers
and towns in which they will
live will clear entry limita
tions with that particular
country. They will also find
housing family, private
housing, student hotels, or
private apartments.
Besides being active in PTP
(finding a job for an interna
tional student during the sum
mer) interested students were
also urged to plan to learn
as much of the language of
the country of their choice
as possible.
Bids To Open
On Ag Library
Bids on the new $1.2 mil
lion Ag Library will be opened
at 2 p.m. today.
The Library, described by
University Architect Law
rence Enerson as "transpar
ent," will be located in what
is now a parking lot, south of
the Bio-Chemistry Labora
tory. According to Carl Donald
son, University business man
ager, the two story building
will "appear to be transpar
ent, because it will not block
the view people will be able
to look beyond it," he said.
Dean Adam C. Brecken
ridge described the library as
a "big warehouse" where stu
dents can have the run of
most of the stacks. Brecken
ridge said that receni library
research indicated that this
is the most efficient way to
bring students and books together.
Grange Fail Rhetoric
Syford said about herself.
Apparently her timid na
ture did not show in her
classroom. "As a teacher
Connie was hard talk and
soft heart, and like most
teachers, hated by half the
class and very much liked
VtUby the other half," an old
friend said.
flunked Red Grange was
far from "unattractive,"
according to this same old
friend. She was a young
woman dedicated to educa
tion and the arts, a world
traveler and a rapid-fire
talker who would relate her
experiences and thoughts of
life along with the basic
English course.
The Daily Nebraskan
they have autonomy before
February 1, 1963. If they fail
to do so, they are subject to
unspecified "university polic
ing." Chapters that cannot file a
report stating that they have
autonomy, must file annual
reports stating they are "ac
tively and earnestly" working
for autonomy.
Eberhart explained that
American students will have
to live in situations where
few people speak fluently in
Meet Officials
Moore said that students
will go to Washington, D.C.,
and meet with important gov
ernment officials and receive
an outline of the summer
program. They will then go
to New York and fly by jet
to Brussels. From there they
will take a bus to Berlin and
live for a week with a Ger
man family.
From there they will go to
their jobs in various countries
for eight to nine weeks, re
turn to Brussels and fly
home. The cost will be about
$300 for the transportation
from and to New York.
Eberhart said that students
should not expect to break
even during the summer's
work. For example, a typi
cal average wage in Austria
might be $100 a month. He
said that a student could get
along quite well on this
amount due to the cost of
living, but that he will prob
ably not be able to save
Moore said that students
with junior standing or above,
including graduate students,
are eligible, although he
pointed out that if the selec
tion committee feels a young
er student is just as quali
fied, then he may participate.
If a student is interested,
he must pay $2 membership
dues to national PTP by Jan
uary 1, in order to qualify
under a federal government
regulation that governs such
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Prince Kosmet finalists, who will be vy
ing for the title through popular vote by
those attending Saturday night's "Reel
Riots," are: (front row) Bill Buckley, Bill
She failed Grange because
she thought he deserved it,
but she was not entirelv
unsympathetic. "You could
hardly expect the young
man to have any interest
in writing English themes
when he was Mr. United
States football hero when
he lived football, thought
football, slept football and
heaved ice all summer in
order to play football," Miss
Syford said in explanation
of a sympathy which she
couldn't allow to affect her
judgment on the class per
formance of the "flunk of
Forty years later Red
Grange doesn't remember
the incident as he commutes
At Wisconsin
"Also, the measure states
that chapters must 'demon
strate' autonomy in member
ship selection, Greenfield
said. It does not define what
"demonstrate" means.
File Reports
"The measure does not
state exactly what action will
be taken against chapters
who do not file reports or
who are not 'actively and
earnestly working'," Jeff
Greenfield, editor of the cam
pus newspaper said.
Human Rights Committee
Chairman Jack Gilchrist said
autonomy would be required
"only in areas involving race,
color, creed, or national ori
gin." The faculty has also post
poned banning the local Delta
Gamma sorority from cam
pus because of alleged viola
tions of university policy on
The vote was postponed be
cause the Delta Gammas
were taking "steps toward
certain affirmative actions in
the area of human rights," a
spokesman for the Human
Rights Committee said.
University Require
The university requires all
campus sororities and frater
nities to be free of national
interference in their member
ship. The university also requires
all sororities and fraternities
to withdraw from their na
tional organizations if the na
tional discriminates against
members on the basis of race,
religion, or national origin.
"The Delta Gammas here
have autonomy from the na
tional organization," Wiscon
sin Delta Gamma president
Martha Davenport asserted.
Wisconsin's Delta Gammas
have introduced a resolution
stating they do not have to
follow a "do not pledge" re
commendation given by a
chapter alumnus. All pledges
must have an alumnus' re
commendation. If an alumna
believes a girl should not be
pledged, she can send in a
"do not pledge" statement.
The alumna does not have to
give any reasons for her
Do Not Pledge
Without the present resolu
tion, a girl with a "do not
pledge" recommendation
could not be pledged. The
resolution was drafted from
a similar measure taken re
cently by the Cornell Delta
Gamma chapter.
Wisconsin's Delta Gamma
chapter has been under fire
between his CBS pro foot
ball announcing job in Chi
cago and his home and wife
in Lake Wales, Florida. At
the same time Connie lives
her life as a retired scholar
in her quaint home nestled
in sorority row on the Uni
versity of Nebraska cam
pus, It is one of the oldest
houses in the city and one
of the few with natural gas
lamp hook-ups ready for
Connie keeps busy taking
care of her Lincoln proper
ty, the Syford farms, and
her scholarly research.
But anyway, what would
you do if an entire frater
nity, the head of the Uni
ver . . . ?
Wednesday, November 14, 1962
from the Human Rights
Committee because the na
tional Delta Gamma sus
pended a chapter in Beloit,
Wisconsin, last spring.
National Delta Gamma
claimed the Beloit chapter
was suspended for 10 infrac
tions of national rules. Wis
consin's Human Right Com
mittee charged the suspension
came because the Beloit
chapter pledged a Negro.
If national Delta Gamma
suspended its Beloit chapter
because it pledged a Negro,
the national might take simi
lar action if the situation
arose in Wisconsin, Greenfield
said. Such action would vio
late the university's non-interference
Wisconsin's Delta Gammas
also protested the proposed
ban on the grounds the Beloit
chapter was suspended be
cause of its 10 rule violations
and not because of the Negro
"Last year the Phi Delta
Thetas were banned because
of discrimination," Green
field said. "Now the same,
guys are renamed the "Phi
Deltas" and theoretically have
no national connection."
Late Date Night
There will be a Mortar
Board Late Date night Sat
urday after Kosmet Hub.
A penny for every minute a
girl signs in after 1 a.m.
until 2 a.m. will be charged.
Mortar Boards will be col
lecting money in all wom
en's living units.
Mead Speaks
At 11 Today
Margaret Mead will speak
at an all-university convoca
tion at 11 a.m. today on the
problems of maintaining com
munication across idealogical
Classes will be dismissed so
that all students may attend.
The public is invited.
Dr. Mead published "Com
ing of Age in Samoa," "And
Keep Your Powder Dry," and
"Male and Female."
In addition to lecturing and
writing, Dr. Mead is present
ly the associate curator of
ethnology at the American
Museum of Natural History.
She has been executive sec
retary of the Committee on
Food Habits in Great Britain
and president of the World
Federation of Mental Health.
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Thornton, Don Burt, Dave Smith, Francll
Masters. Back row: Bob Seidell, Wes Gra
dy, Dennis Claridge, Roger Quadhamer,
Dan Rosenthal.