The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 30, 1962, Image 1

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Nebraskan Staff Writer
Test your student intelli
gence by answering the fol
lowing questions; if you are
able to answer them all
correctly, you are a geni
us, or better yet, a well
informed student. If you
can't answer any, well . . .
Q 1. Here's the big one:
How are they going to get
the crane off the top of the
Twin Towers when they
reach the top? , .
A. 1. It's really quite
simple. According to the
construction superintendent
the vertical section will be
divided into 10-foot sections
and let down by hoist and
cable through the hole
through which they were
put up. The hole will then
be covered on each floor.
The horizontal section,
known as the gib, will be
divided into 18 foot sections
and let down by the same
hoist over the side of the
building. What about the
hoist now stuck on top?
Well, it will let itself down
- Three Fraternities Involved
Iowa State Faces
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story
in a report Iowa State Univernlty
which Is another of the Midwestern
schools now Involved in disputes over
discriminatory clauses in. fraternity
Another campus and three
of its fraternities are feeling
the administrative squeeze to
remove d i s c r i m i n a tory
clauses from their constitu
Millard Kratochvil, director
of Student Affairs at Iowa
State University (ISU) at
Ames, announced the admin
istrative action at a . recent
joint meeting of the Interfra
ternity and Panhellenic Coun
Three ISU fraternities
Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Delta
Theta, and Sigma Nu have
restrictive clauses in their
national constitutions.
According to Kratchvil, two
of the three fraternities will
be able to get waivers from
their national chapters for
the clauses. Phi Delta Theta,
also, passed a resolution at
their national convention to
provide for local restrictive
Phi Delt Proposal
The Phi Delts have to pass
the proposal again at their
1964 convention before it will
go into effect.
Kratochvil said that the
Flood States
Change Near
According to Dr. Merrill M.
Flood, in the future intelli
gent machines will out-perform
man at most tasks now
requiring human intelligence.
Dr. Flood spoke here last
evening as the University's
annual Avery lecturer. A na
tive Nebraskan, he is now
professor of mathematical bi
ology at the University of
Some tasks in which he be
lieved new machines would
out perform man were trans-1
lating natural languages,
searching patent files,
searching a large library to
answer a specific question,
and composing music, discov
ering and proving mathe
matical theorems.
Relieved of many of its de
manding tasks he predicted
the human race will finally
have "time and incentive to
learn how to live well togeth
er." He added that at the
management level of indus
trial firms, there is evidence
that this has begun to happen.
Nebraska Finally Has
Nebraskan Staff Writer
We finally have one!
Although Colorado has "The Sink" and "Tulagi's"
and Missouri has "The Den" and "Romano's," Nebraska
now has its own college "joint" "The Purple Piano."
For years, University students on migration to either
of the above mentioned schools "lived it up" in Colum
bia or Boulder. But, now we can "live it up" right here
in Lincoln!
The Purple Piano has all the requisites for a "swing
ing place." Black ceilings, smoke clouds that would defy
even fog horn blasts, combos, tables so small the menu
hides them, exotic glasses ancTTnodern art.
For those of you who can't live without a daily
"passion potion", your saviour is here! Football fans
can order "big reds" and worried coeds can drown their
sorrows in a ginger beer.
Zombici For Rushers
Next year during rush week, Greeks will have no
problem's in soothing their nerves. The call will go out,
"All aboard for Zombies at th Piano," and thousands
will flock to meditate their rushees over the blue liquid.
The proprietor has even Joined in with the sub-rosas
controversy. Evidently aiming for the trade of scared
members, "blue ghosts" are being served nightly.
Quiz M
over the side. Now bow ef
ficient can you get!
Q 2. Why is the architec
ture building such an archi
tectural freak?
A 2. Architects, especial
ly, will be happy to know
that the building was con
structed in 1894 as the first
University library. This al
so helps explain the tall
narrow windows in the
front of the building whic'
originally let light into the
Q 3. What is the oldest
building on campus and for
what was it originally
A 3. Grant Memorial
Hall, now used for wom
en's physical education, is
the oldest building, and it
was built in 1887. At that
time it was used much as
the Coliseum ' is used to
day; Homecoming dances
and other festivites were
held there, as well as bas
ketball games and convoca
tions. Q 4. W h a t is the story
told by male students con
University committee on fra
ternities and sororities re
viewed the progress made
on removing restrictive
clauses at last summer's
Greek conventions. After
finding that one fraternity
had removed its "white
male" clause, Kratochvil
said that the committee
adopted the following policy:
"The committee goes on
record as opposing in prin
ciple restrictive clauses or
ritualistic devices which deny
to 1 o c a 1 chapters the privi
ledge of selecting members
without regard to race, color,
religion or national origin."
"We don't consider frater
nities which are of a parti
cular religious faith in this
Existence Threatened
"Those fraternities on the
Iowa State campus which
still have clauses will be ad
vised that their continued ex
istence is threatened.
"Those fraternities and so
rorities having waiver provi
sions should grant permission
for their Iowa State chapters
to be included within such
provisions until the national
restrictive clauses are re
"The committee designates
September 1964 as a time
when progress in removing
such clauses from national
constitutions . . . will be re
viewed and more stringent
action, If necessary, will be
Kratochvil said that the
above policies and actions
are not intended to abridge
the fraternities' privilege of
selecting individual members
as such, and not to impair
the priviledge of those groups
to live together.
National Conventions
The national conventions of
all three chapters involved
defeated motions to remove
restrictive clauses from their
constitutions, although Iowa
State delegates voted and
worked for the motions.
At the meeting Kratochvil
explained the University's
new stand on restrictive
clauses saying that "any or
ganization which is attached
to the University must be in
keeping with its educational
He said that clauses which
perpetuate prejudice are con
trary to the purpose of the
He pointed out that certain
things will be expected of
fraternities if they are to con
tinue at ISU.
-Minus the Beer
ensures Campus
cerning the Columns?
Where did the Columns or
iginate? A 4. Many a freshman
girl has been lured to the
great pillars when her
more experienced soph
omore date tells her she
cannot become a coed un
til she has been kissed un
der the Columns.
The 24 ominous struc
tures originally were a part
of the Burlington Railroad
Station in Omaha. Quarried
in 1898, the pillars were
brought to the campus
when the station was torn
down in 1930. The Univer
sity architects were unable
to foresee any use for them
in the buildings to be built
on campus. However, after
lieing around for several
years, the Columns were
erected in their present lo
cation by the stadium.
The gate in front of the
pillars was originally the
entrance to the campus
when it was bounded by a
great iron fence. In 1926
the fence was torn down
City Campus
To Change
All University extension
numbers on city campus will
be changed at 12:01 a.m. to
morrow. Extension numbers on Ag.
Campus will remain the
An entirely new switch
board service for the Univer
sity will be located in Ne
braska Hall. The old switch
board is located in the for
mer Administration building.
John Dzerk, operations
manager for the University
stated that the new switch
board has a much larger call
capacity than the old one al
though it will be operated by
the same number of people.
While the old system only
has a capacity for nine out
side calls to the University
and nine outside calls from
the University, the new sys
stem has a capacity for 40
calls at one time.
According to Dzerk the new
system is designed to meet
the growth of the Univesity
for 15 to 25 years. The new
switchboard will make the
work of the operators easier
even though they are hand
ling more calls.
Another feature which
will go into effect with the
new switchboard is Wide
Area Telephone Service
(WATS). Through WATS the
University can make any
number of calls in the state
and will be charged a fixed
rate per month.
Dzerk pointed out that the
University might save as
much as $500 per month this
way. He added that the tele
phone company can offer this
rate because they can save
money by not having to bill
each University call.
Tribunal Tries
Conduct Cases
Student Tribunal, in yes
terday's closed session,
tired four student conduct
cases referred to them by
the Division of Student Af
fairs. According to one tribunal
judge, these four bring the
total number of referred
cases for the year to nine.
At this time last year, 22
cases had been tired by the
student court.
It! A Purple Piano
As usual, the Mortar Boards and Innocents are not
overlooked. A special "green squeeze" has been con
cocted for the mystics.
Besides the combos and singing groups which appear
at the Purple Piano, the most unique act is performed
by the waitresses. Have you ever watched one person
carry two blue ghosts, a green squeeze, five passion po
tions and a ginger beer to that back table?
Piano Pointers
Going to the Piano is quite an experience. First allow
about an extra half hour to find a place to park. Second,
wear tennies if you even hope to climb around all the
tables and stools. Third, don't go if you don't smoke.
The only way to fight the smoke is to fight fire with
fire, er . . . smoke, rather.
Once you've found a table, the nearest waitress will
bound over to take your orders. While waiting for the
"drinks" it's interesting to watch some of the patrons.
On the left is a student wearing a Beethoven sweatshirt
and a French beret. Obviously, a psych major.
Philosophy majors are especially clever with sweat
shirts. One seen at the Piano said "This is a sweatshirt
relativ ly speaking."
Taken together, all this adds up to mixed-up, but
enjoyable, "joint". But in the words of a visiting
Colorado student, "Whatever happened to the beer?"
I guess It's just not as popular as a green squeeze. -. .
and the gates saved for
posterity. The iron fence
now encircles Wyuka Ceme
tary. 5. Who cleans tip the
stadium after the student
body throws peanut shells,
popcorn, and programs all
over at football games?
A 5. The University has
a janitor's pool which
cleans wp after the games.
The janitors from the vari
ous buildings on campus
compose the pool.
Q 6. Is the University
really trying to heat the
outdoors with the hot air
emitters obstructing the
A 6. Although the Univer
sity provides many serv
ices, this is not one of
them. Nor are these boxes
meant to provide more
classroom space. Construc
tion companies are merely
cooling the bodies of their
sub-terranean workers.
Each of the Wooden
Vol. 76, No. 41
Are Set
Attitudes toward drinking
alcoholic beverages are set
at about the age of 16, usu
ally in the home, and definite
ly before they reach college,
University students were told
Dr. Nevitt Sanford, director
of the Institute for Human
Problems, speaking at a pan
el convocation, said if young
people in their homes view
drinking with an attitude of
responsibility as well as priv
ilege, they seldom become al
coholics. "We should study other peo
ples attitudes and try to
adopt some of them' he
said. "Look at the Italians,
Military Ball
At Coliseum
Phillips Orchestra
W ill Be Featured
Final preparations for the
Fiftieth Annual Military Ball,
which will be held tomorrow
from 9 p.m.-l a.m. in the
Coliseum, are being carried
According to general chair
man Lee Bentz, the decora
tions committee and its army
of workers will take over the
University Coliseum today to
transform it into the tradi
tional ballroom atmosphere
by tomorrow night.
The Golden Anniversary
Ball features dancing to the
music of Teddy Phillips and
his orchestra. During the first
intermission of the Ball, the
Cadence Countesses will per
form. The second intermission
will see the crowning of Miss
Army, Miss Navy, and Miss
Air Force. The Honorary
Commandant will be crowned
by Chancellor C 1 i f f or d M.
Hardin. Senior ROTC students
and their ladies will also be
presented during the second
Tickets for the Ball are still
on sale at the Military and
Naval Science Building and
in the Union for $2.50 per
structures actually houses
a powerful fan installed to
suck out hot air from the
utility tunnels beneath the
campus where many con
struction workers are pres
ently busy "building the
University." The tempera
ture in these tunnels
reaches 140 degrees.
Q 7. Are there really
bells in the Ralph Mueller
Tower? Does somebody
play them?
A 7. Yes, there are bells
and someone does play
them part of the time.
The tunes played each day
to herald the beginning and
end of classes are auto
matic. They are on tapes.
On Sundays a concert is
given at 4 p.m. by Michael
Veaks, a junior in music.
Professor Myron Roberts,
professor of organ and the
ory, plays the bells for spe
cial events, such as com
mencement. Q 8. W h a t mysterious
The Daily
Says Drinking Attitudes
At 16, Before College
I they do drink, but have few
Dr. Sanford explained that
the really sophisticated per
son, weli-travelled and edu
cated, likens our drinking hab
its to a pre-literate people
who have just discovered
Dr. Marvin Block, a clini-
Doctor Adds
California p h y s ician Dr.
David S. Rubsamen, former
official of the Alcoholic Re
habilitation Clinic at San
Francisco, indicated yester
day that alcoholics may be
best treated in one-or-two-man
Rubsamen's suggestion was
made at an intensive, three
day symposium on the alco
holic problem being held at
the University. The workshop
is seeking to establish a basic
program for the City of Lin
coln. He termed the counseling
of the non-alcoholic members
of an alcoholic's family as
"highly desirable."
As another reason for de
centralized treatment he
pointed out, "When this coun
seling can take place in small
offices which ... are free of
stigma of a larger 'alcoholic
clinic,' the non-alcoholic fam
ily members are much more
likely to seek help."
AUF Drive
Has Ended;
Goal Lagging
The All University Fund
drive, officially ended yester
day, has only reached the
half-way mark toward its goal
of over $6,000.
According to Grant Greg
ory, financial director of
AUF. "Contributions are slow
coming in, especially in the
case of sorority donations."
Continuing, he pointed out,
"As a general rule, contribu
tions practically stop by
Christmas vacation. We hope
that the present lack of stu
dent interest will reverse It
self and the goal be reached
in the next three weeks."..
"It is important that every
student gives," he remarked.
"AUF cannot rely only on the
big contributions," Gregory
Although the drive has offi
cially ended, contributions
are still being accepted.
"We were encouraged with
the success of AUFul Ugly
night, but it now Important
that students wishing to give,
do so by Christmas vaca
tion," Gregory concluded.
To date, $3,308.26 has been
given. Of this amount, $441.99
has been given by fraterni
ties, $759.09 by sororities and
$423.47 by the organized
houses on city campus.
. Other returns include $671.81
from the Lincoln drive,
$220.20 from organizations,
$204.21 from Ag campus in
dependents, $569.99 from
AUFul night and $17.50 from
the organized houses on Ag
thing is on the roof of Ly
man Hall?
A 8. A green house
graces this roof. No, it Isn't
due to pharmacy student
obcessed with his" green
thumb. Actually much less
dramatic, the green house
is used to grow plants used
for experimenting and ro
sea r c h by the pharmacy
students; .
Q 9. W h a t is that b i g
rock over on the oldest sec
tion of the campus that ev
erybody stumbles into on
after-dark excursions to the
law library, and who put
his initials on it?
A 9. That giant-sized peb
ble is really a glacial
boulder of red granite,
weighing over four tons;
ask any anthropologist and
he'll tell you those "in
itials" are a form of an
cient writing that has nev
er been deciphered.
Prof. Samuel Aughe dis
covered the boulder in Ce
dar County near Hartington
cal professor of medicine at
the University of Buffalo, said
that self-confident people do
not become alcoholics.
Both panel members point
ed out that there are "puri
tan" and "he-man" traditions
in our society about drinking.
"The youngster takes his
first drink in our society with
the feelings of guilt and then
takes another hoping the guilt
will pass " Dr. Sanford said.
Dr. Roy Holly, vice-chancellor
of the University, said,
By Groups
The lay population and pro
fessional groups, such as
physicians, social workers,
and nurses must share the
blame for the failure of most
American communities to
deal effectively with the al
coholism problems, Dr. Da
lid J. Pittman said yester
day. Pittman, sociologist at
Washington University in St.
Louis, told the opening-d a y
s e s s i o n of the Alcoholism
Symposium that the resist
ance is the result of "histor
ical moralistic orientations as
well as based on indifference
and misinformation."
He said the public health
approach to alcoholism has
received resistance from vest
ed interest groups.
Dr. Pittman cited individu
als such as the prohibition
ists, who are still hesitant to
lay aside their fervent dedi
cation. Also, he added, the
beverage industry's resistance
has prevented the creation of
effective programs to d e a 1
with alcoholism because of
lack of funds on the state
or local level.
"Thus, the alcohol industry
in many areas has reinforced
the prohibitionistic philosophy
that the alcoholic is respon
sible for his condition, for
the rational individual will
drink in moderation accord
ing to the industry's propa
ganda." i
More Children Learn by TV
Westerns Lose Ground
To Educational Shows
Over 12 percent, or 35,000,
of the school Children in Ne
braska are viewing education
al telecasts, stated the Ne
braska Council for Education
al Television recently.
The students, ranging in
age from kindergarten
through eighth grade, view
weekly programs in the fields
of science, social studies,
arithmetic, French I and II
and children's literature.
In addition to the children's
classes, in-service programs
for teachers are offered for
each of the areas.
A course in sophomore
English is also broadcast for
the Lincoln High Schools.
Thirty-four school systems
of a total of 414 in Nebraska,
or 8.1 percent cf the total
system in the State, are mem
bers of the program. Schools
added this year are Aurora,
In 1896, and In 1892, the
University's senior class
brought the rock to campus '
as a "senior prank."
Since, many have tried to
explain the meaining of the
strange characters and the
human foot inscribed in the
stone, but none have suc
ceeded. Studies reveal that
the inscriptions resemble
ancient Hebrew, Runo and
Mexican symbols, but iheir
meaning is unknown. Could
it be another Rosetta
You see, the campus
Isn't truly such a mysteri
ous place. There are an
swers to nearly every ques
tion the student may have,
either in or outside of the
Next time you see a 25
foot crevice across 14th
Street, don't be content to
just walk around it and loy
ally accept the fact that
you're expected to do so
climb right in and ask
what's going on! (We did!)
Friday, November 30, 1962
"I will say that the problem
is not a flagrant one here,
thanks to good student lead
ers. "The student leader can
show by personal demonstra
tion, that it is not necessary
to drink to become an im
portant part of the social
make-up of the University,"
he said.
Other members of the Col
lege Health Day convocation
panel were Pam Hirschback
and Roger Meyers.
"The simple fact that peo
ple are not eager to disturb
the status quo also obstructs
the implementation of new
ideas," he added.
The conflict between the
"wet" and 'dry" in a com
munity makes the conflict to
create and maintain effective
state programs for alcoholism
doubly complex, he pointed
The attempt to teach the
intelligent use of alcohol in
moderate amounts would vi
olate the cultural norms and
values of abstinent groups,
while advocating total abstin
ence would evoke a negative
reaction from the "wets" for
the same reason, he ex
plained. Dr. Pittman also pointed
out that there has been a
slow recognition by profes
sional health and social wel
fare personnel that alcohol
ism is a disease requiring
their special knowledge and
"Some psychiatric person
nel consider alcoholism to he
symptomatic of an underlying
psychic disorder, and hence,
place no emphasis on the
manifest drinking problem."
"Others consider the debil
itating effects of alcoholism
and the accompanying social
maladjustment as the main
obstacles to recovery and
therefore focus on arresting
the pattern of inebriety."
Bertrand, Broken Bow, David
City, Doniphan, Kearney State
Teachers College, OgaBala
and Valparaiso.
The schools receive the pro
grams broadcasted by the
University's TV station
KUON-TV through low-p o w
ered translators.
Besides the d a y t i m e in
structional programs, evening
telecasts of cultural and in
formational programs for
adults are offered.
Five television stations are
being Teserved for education
al use, but as yet are not
broadcasting. These -channel
will provide educational TV
to 95 percent of Nebraska.
They will function as soon as
funds are received irom eith
er the State legislature or the
federal government, accord
ing to C. Edward Cavcrt, di
rector of the instructional pro
gram at KUON.
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