The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 03, 1962, Image 1

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Nebraska Staff Writer
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article
Is a sketch rocnpilul.Jrott ItoMoi llinn
kana dating from March 1909 to January
1910 when the actions of sub roaaa were,
as ther are now, wider administrative
As the Dally Nebraskan resorted H, the
following la a detailed report of the first
major action the University took against
ub roaaa.
It wasn't painting which
first brought wrath upon
the members of Theta Nu
Epsilon, but a "Saturday
night orgy" at the Hotel
The party started as a
TNE banquet on the evening
of Mar. 13, 1909, but ended
up as orgy which an in
vestigating committee lab
eled as "bringing practical
injury to the University."
A few days after the stu
dent carousal, the Univer
sity set up a committee to
study the particular Mar. .
13 party and the merits of
Theta Nu Epsilon, which
apparently was previously
tolerated by the University.
The policy of the Univer
sity at that time was not
to interfere in student ac
tivities, but at the meeting
it was decided that any ac
tion which brought discred
it to the University by a
few or a large number of
students would be fully suf
ficient to warrant severe
The committee gave
Chancellor Avery the power
to suspend any student who
was involved with subvers
ive TNE activities. The
"suspension" penalty was
approved by the Board of
Members Interfere
The Nebraskan reported
that members of Theta Nu
Epsilon made obtrusive ef
forts to stop the commit
tee's investigation of their
This attempt, the 1909
Daily Nebraskan reports,
to frustrate the investigation
was not entirely confined to
.the student members of
TNE. Certain prominent al
umni of the University, oc
cupying responsible posi
tions in the business world,
sought those back of t h e
anti-TNE movement with
the object of stopping the
steps being taken against the
"These gentlemen have
used various subterfuges as
cloaks for their interest in
the society and have shewn
fine political sagacity i n
pulling strings leading to
different sources of anti
TNE sentiment."
On April 30, 1909 the Uni
versity faculty senate
passed a resolution which
officially made some TNE
activities retroactive to Uni
versity regulation.
Basically the resolution
restricted students in t h e
following ways.
No student shall retain
membership in TNE or any
other similar organization
whose membership is se
cret. All fraternity and soror
ity social functions shall be
supervised and sponsored by
the Interfraternity Council.
No student shall be a
member of any organization
which attempts to gain pol
itical control of student ac
tivities and which holds
banquets at which alcoholic
beverages are served.
Any student convicted
of violating any of the pro
visions of the resolution
shall be expelled from the
University, and any of the
teaching or official bodies
of the University which
clearly tend to support or
encourage students to vio
late the resolution shall be
deemed improper.
This action affected the
following sub rosa organiza
tions on campus at that
em Begins With TNE
time Theta Nu Epsilon,
Iron Sphinx (a sophomore
organization), the Vikings
and the Spikes.
Must Conform
The chairman of the fac
ulty committee said that the
resolution was intended
more as a corrective meas
ure, and it did not call for
the direct dissolving of the
fraternity. -He said, how
ever, that the organizations
must conform to the reso
lution in every manner.
Editorially the Daily
Nebraskan labeled the Uni
versity resolution "conserv
ative," and raised the ques
tion which is puzzling stu
dents now What harm
are sub rosas doing?
The editorial said:
"There is nothing essential
ly wicked about an inter
fraternity organization
(TNE); there is nothing in
the school that makes such
an organization necessarily
The evil lies in the cland
estine methods of Theta Nu
Epsilon that have made it
possible for this organiza
tion to accomplish many
things that would at first
seem impossible.
"The evil lies in mainten
ance of standards by t h e
organization that tend to
bring criticism upon the
school and its students. It
is the evil and not the or
ganization that the new
rules seek to strike."
Coming as a surprise to
many NU students, mem
bers of Theta Nu Epsilon
announced that they would
cease to exist as of Jan. 22,
1910. A committee of TNE
undergraduates went before
the Chancellor telling him
that the society had decided
to withdraw from under
graduate life.
After TNE's disbanding
movement, the chancellor
said that the immediate
cause of the move of the
society came about because
of the chancellor's announce
ment that a complete list
of the TNE members must
be furnished to his office in
accordance with a faculty
seriate resolution.
If the list were furnished
Will Direct Students
Rev. Gould Leaves
Wesley Foundation
Nebraskan Staff Writer
A good-bye to old friends,
a hello to many new ones.
This will face the Rev. Dr.
Wm.- B. Gould, Minister-Director
of the Wesley Founda
tion, and his wife in the near
future as they prepare to
leave for New York.
Rev. Gould has been ap
pointed to Director, Depart
ment of Student Work, Meth
odist Board of Missions, ef
fective January 1st, an
nounced Bishop Kenneth Cop
land. Rev. Gould, who has been
at the Wesley Foundation
since June of 1959, will inter
prete the "Church as a Mis
sion" to the National Metho
dist Student Movement,
(MSM). He will direct the
Christian Seminars held na
tionally for members of MSM,
working with the more than
1X00 Methodist foreign stu
dents. Upon the announcement of
his departure, Dr. Gould
said, "We leave with some
regret but as we are offered
the opportunity of presenting
the Church as a mission to
the entire MSM we are chal
lenged by the dimensions of
the work."
Under Dr. Gould's leader
ship the $300,000 Methodist
Chapel and Student Center
has been erected on the Uni
versity campus. He came to
the campus after serving four
years as minister of F i r s t
Methodist Church in Middle
town, Conn, and Director of
the Methodist Student Foun
dation at Wesleyan University
Rev. Gould will continue to
be a ministerial member of
the Nebraska Annual Confer
ence of the Methodist Church,
serving on its Board of Min
isterial Training and Qualifi
cations and the Board of Soc
ial Concers.
His successor will be con
sidered after the return of
Bishop Copeland from the
Far East, according to Dr.
Harold C. Sandall, Lincoln
District Superintendent.
Meanwhile, Rev. Duane Hut
chinson will be acting director.
Allen Olsen, president of
the Wesley Foundation, said,
"He will be remembered as
a well-educated preacher, the
dynamic organizer, the witty
scholar, but those of us who
know him best will also re
member him as a friend."
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NU Student
Is Slashed
A University student, Gary
M. Hesler, was severely
slashed in the face Saturday
night by an unknown assail
ant at the Purple Piano cof
fee house.
Early Sunday morning
Hesler was still in surgery at
Bryan Memorial Hospital, but
is now listed in "good" con
Police said the youth's
nose had been completely cut
in two.
Meanwhile, police are look
ing for another student to
question in connection with
the knifing.
Police said Hesler was
slashed in the--men's rest-
room at the new coffee house.
Hesler and the other youth
apparently had an argument,
according to the police.
N.Y. Telecast
Will Include
NU Student
A University student, Peg
gy King, has been cast in
New York for a quiz show,
"To Tell The Truth." The pro
gram will be shown tomor
row at 2:30 p.m.
Miss King appeared with
two other contestants, and a
panel of four was to choose
one of the three was a "Di
rector of Youth Employmet
Service." She is one of the
few youths now employed in
this capacity.
The group of three received
money for each of the incor
rect guesses on the part of
the panel. They received a
total of $200, to be divided
between them.
Besides the prize money,
Miss King received a trip to
New York via first class jet
and 75 spending money
while in New York.
When asked her reaction to
being asked to appear on the
show, she said, "I was just
plain floored. It was lots of
fun and I came home with
all of my Christmas presents
then all the people men
tioned on it would be liable
for suspension. This along
with a bitter student oppo
sition towards the members
of the group brought about
the "first" disbanding.
One of the members of
the society in 1909 told the
Nebraskan, "I am sick and
tired of the whole thing.
For the past year every
time I have turned around
or tried to do anything, it
was charged that it was a
TNE movement. I couldn't
do anything without their
getting after me."
Vol. 76, No. 42
The Daily Nebraskan
Monday, December 3, 1962
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HONORARY COMMANDANT Nancy Jacobson was ac
companied by Cadet Brig. Gen. Roger Mattson to the
platform where she was named Honorary Commandant
of the 1962 Military Ball.
Nancy Jacobson Presented
As Honorary Commandant
"l can still hardly believe
it. It's really wonderful!",
commented Nancy Jacobson
Sunday afternoon following
her coronation as Honorary
Commandant at the Military
Ball Saturday night.
An estimated 1600 people
attended the Fiftieth Anniver
sary Military Ball.
Chancellor Clifford M. Har
din presented Miss Jacobson
with her crown and a bou
quet of roses during the in
termission ceremonies. She
was elected by a campus-
wide election in which stud
ents voted on the nine finalists
A native of Seward, Miss
Jacobson is currently presi
dent of her sorority, Alpha
Omicron Pi, vice president of
Red Cross, and vice president
of Mortar Board.
During the intermission the
three service queens were al
so presented. They were:
Miss Army, Kaye Schnurr:
Miss Air Force, Judy Bimey;
and Miss Navy, Judy Pearce.
Following the crowning of
the Honorary Commandant
and the service queens, the
senior ROTC students and
their ladies were presented.
During the other intermis
sion the Cadence Countesses
Holy Land Tradition
Will Be Described
The "Holy Land At Pres
ent" film will be shown at
4 p.m. Tuesday in 332 Stud
ent Union. Avionyem Jamel,
a student from Jordan, Ellen
Samuels, an American stud
ent who has traveled in the
Holy Land and Rev. Waldo
Werning, a Lutheran minis
ter, will answer questions.
They will give a descrip
tion of Christmas tradition as
it is celebrated today in the
Holy Land.
Spring Show
Interviews Start
News Editor
The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "Fiorello" will be
presented as the Kosmet Klub Spring Show on Saturday,
March 30.
The musical comedy which opened on Broadway in
1959 was the hit of its season and captured the Drama
Critics' Award that year. The play is adapted from a
book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott. The music
is by Jerry Bock, and the lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.
"The subtle humor of the musical will form a real
challenge to participants in the show," said KK president
Bob Geisler, "because it will demand greater finesse to
carry it over than other Spring Shows in the past."
The widely popular songs, "Politics and Poker," "Little
Tin Box," and "Gentleman Jimmy" are from this musical
Interviews for directors of the Spring Show will be to
morrow, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in 232 Student Union. Stu
dents interested in interviewing should contact Harold
Dehart at 423-6411 or Bob Geisler at 477-9995. Dehart is
Chairman of the Spring Show.
A musical director, technical director, choreography
director and overall director will be chosen.
Scripts for "Fiorello" will be available from Dehart or
Geisler for those interested in studying them. Tryouts for
cast members will be immediately after Christmas vaca
tion. The show will be held in Pershing Auditorium.
"Fiorello" is a story of Fiorello H. LaGuardia, who wag
mayor of New York between 1934 and 1945. The play deals
with the beginning of his political career and his defeat
of Tammany Hall, a political machine which controlled part
of New York in the late 1920s.
LaGuardia is a lawyer in a poorer section of New York
who serves people without pay. This contact with the peo
ple proves an important factor in his election as a U.S.
Congressman. The play spans about 15 years, through
World War I, and as the play ends, LaGuardia is defeated
by James J. Walker in a campaign for mayor of New
York, but resolves to beat him in the next election.
The love interest in the story is LaGuardia's secretary
Marie. He, however, is unaware of her devotion.
The play pictures a cross-section of the people of New
York and their existence in the '20s and '30s.
Christmas Spirit
NU Singers Will Present
Program Next Sunday
The annual Christmas Car
ol Concert presented by the
University Singers will be
next Sunday in the Student
Union Ballroom.
The 106-member choral
group under the direction of
Prof. Earl Jenkins will give
two performances, one at 3
p.m. and the other at 4:30
Tickets are free with a lim
it of two to each person, and
are available now at the
main desk of the Student Union.
The program will include
classical choral works as well
as traditional carols.
Soloists will be: Shirley
Nunns and Judy Tenhulzen,
sopranos; Roderick Gibbs,
George Mechling and Kennetn
Scheffel tenors; L e 1 a n d
Flickinger and Willard Mar-
quardt, basses.
A faculty-student ensemble
will assist the Singers. Mem
bers are: Prof, and Mrs. Ar
nold Schatz, violin; Prof.
Fraternity White Clauses 9 May Cause Difficulty Here
Nebraskan Staff Writer
The announcement by Dean Kratoch
vil of Iowa State University that "white
clauses" in national fraternity constitu
tions threatened their continued existence
has raised questions concerning the fu
ture of this issue at Nebraska.
Dean Kratochvil pointed out that al
though waivers permitting local chapters
to disregard the national's "white clause"
would be accepted for the present, "Sep
tember 1964 will be viewed as a date when
progress in removing such clauses from
national constitutions will be reviewed
and more stringent action, if necessary,
will be taken."
Thus, even if local waivers are granted
in the face of pressure, action must be
taken at the national level in order to pro
tect the local chapter In the future.
Three 1SU fraternities Alpha Tai
Omega, Phi Delta Theta, and Sigma Nu
have restrictive clauses In their national
Ross Confident
G. Robert Ross, Dean of the Division
of Student Affairs, commented, "The few
remaining national fraternities who have
white clauses are, 1 hope, working toward
the elimination of them."
"Of course, the University's position
would be to encourage the removal of
these clauses," Ross concluded.
Don Fowler, president of the Nebraska
chapter of Sigma Nu, one of the fraterni
ties involved in the Iowa State situation,
aid, "In the near future, problems of
this type may arise on the University
"The problem is a national one, and
pressure can be exerted anywhere and
Nebraska is not immune," Fowler said.
Motion Defeated
Continuing, Fowler said, "Although
the national fraternity will grant a waiver
in the face of pressure, the national con
vention defeated the motion to rescind the
"white clause."
The motion was defeated due to strong
intra-fratemity pressure from the "old
guard" and the Southern chapters.
"If national and local pressure simi
lar to the past continues, Sigma No will
be forced to rescind Its clause to remain
a national fraternity," Fowler commented.
Although fraternities have the right to
select members, this right might not stand
in the face of further national pressure,
Fowler concluded.
National Making Attempt
Dill Kenney, president of the Nebraska
Phi Delta Theta .chapter, another of the
fraternities involved by the Iowa State
decisions, noted, "Currently, the national
is attempting to remove the clauses from
our constitution."
"However, the national convention is
currently controlled by southern chapters
and their Alumni Gubs each of which
has one vote," Kenney pointed out.
Kenney also said, "Although at the
last national convention a motion to per
mit local restrictive waivers passed; in
o.der to be final it must be passed in the
1964 convention also."
This would still not remove the basic
problem of ridding the national constitu
tion of a white clause, however. "To do
tliis, a two-thirds majority is "required,
difficult to get in the face of southern
opposition," Kenney said.
Bfg Eight Victims
This movement of rescinding white
clauses from national constitution has
struck the Big Eight at Colorado Univer
sity, Kansas University, and now Iowa
"Although it is true these schools have
been having difficulties, the Greek system
at Nebraska is strong enough to work out
a solution," Kenney said.
Concluding, he polntrd cut, "As far
as I can find out. Dean Ross and the ad
ministration feel the fraternity system is
doing a good job. But whether the Issue
of "white clauses" will come to Nebraska,
I don't know ... it could."
Chuck Simmons, president of Alpha
Tau Omega, the third fraternity involved
in the Iowa State situation, was unavail
able for comment.
Issue To Come
Some students, comparing the recent
situation at Kansas University, fear the
issue might come to Nebraska "sooner
than we think."
Several years ago, minority groups at
Kansas led a torchlight procession through
all of the fraternity houses protesting fra
ternity "discrimination."
According to one student leader, "The
usual course of events involves one fac
tion beginning to push."
"It Is hard to predict a course of
events at Nebraska because, as of yet, no
problem exists," he continued. "The diffi
culty of the situation lies in human re
lations and attitudes," he said.
The only way to solve the problem
is to work within each fraternity in an
attempt to solve the problem," he noted.
"This method will work eventually, if
the national fraternity is not forced upon a
course," he commented.
However, If a national feels it is being
"forced", a defensive attitude results
and nothing gets done, he concluded.
Louis Trzcinski, viola, and
Prof. Priscilla Parson, violon
cello; Prof. Wesley Relst and
Nelson Carter, clarinets; Gail
Oliver, and Linda Henline,
flutes. Prof. Myron Roberts
is organist, and Mary Haight
is pianist.
Selections will include: "A
Ceremony of Carols," six
numbers from a major choral
work by Britten; "Uns 1st ein
Kind geboren, Cantata 14,"
Bach; "Psallite," Praetorius;
"Verbum caro factum est,"
Hassler; 'Two Antlphons,"
"Star in the East," Early
American; "The Hour of Mid
night Sounded," French;
"What Perfume This,"
French; "Wassail Son g,"
Yorkshire; and "The Twelve
Days of Christmas," English.
YWCA Sponsors
Annual Bazaar
The fourth annual Interna
tional YWCA Christmas Ba
zaar will be held tomorrow,
from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the
Student Union party rooms.
Over 110,000 worth of mer
chandise from Japan, China,
England, Sweden, Denmark,
Africa, Spain, Italy, Belgium,
India, Mexico, Norway, Hol
land, France and the Holy
Lands will be for sale.
The cost of the items range
from ten cents to twenty dol
lars. A new feature of the Bazaar
this year will be products
YWCA Meeting
There will be a mass
meeting for all YWCA
members working at t h e
Christmas Bazaar today at
4 p.m. In the small auditorium.
made by American Indians,
said Sue Hovik, over-all stu
dent chairman of the Christ
mas Bazaar. She said that
these items Include sterling
silver and turquoise jewelry,
baskets made from cactus
plants and hand-woven Nava
jo runners.
Other Hems include men's
household items, ceramics
and dolla.