The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 14, 1962, Image 1
c. 'UNIVERSITY Or N- UBRArtY Jf MOV I W TT1 1 rue or raise... HCW 14 1962 By CLOYD CLAR" 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" Grange. "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 THE SWEETEST OF THE 4w PSlifesf l$&? h n 0 ft 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 universities. 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 Pianist 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 school." 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 SWEET Fi 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 Hillel. 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 games. 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 opment. 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 Interviews 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 prompt. 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 topics. "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 Greek M 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 By SUE HOVIK 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 campus. Jobs 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 Houses 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 English. 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 much. 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. Qualifications 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 projects. if ' w !"'' ' IB fc i-i fef : t v to w ' "'. -omm " n -nimu'wlumiiu ' : if . ,..-.r.r. ....gl.,-,1,-,. ..v. -.. f , ,. , m WHO WILL BE PRINCE KOSMET? 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 flunks." Forty years later Red Grange doesn't remember the incident as he commutes At Wisconsin Independent "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 discrimination. 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 statement. 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 use. 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 policy. 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 pledge. "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 barriers. 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. "W"W-i is W- Wf UtTHM-. Thornton, Don Burt, Dave Smith, Francll Masters. Back row: Bob Seidell, Wes Gra dy, Dennis Claridge, Roger Quadhamer, Dan Rosenthal.