The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 05, 1964, Image 1

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Sigma Chi hosts
Vol. 78 No. 9
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Latin American Studies
Offered By University
The University has estab
lished a program of Latin
American study to meet the
challenges presented by the
emergence of Latin America
to the forefront of world af
fairs. The program is designed to
provide a sound basis for un
dergraduates who intend to
seek employment with gov
ernment or enterprise in Latin
America. It is also designed
for those who decide to un
dertake study in some acad
emic discipline with emphasis
on this area for specializa
tion. Participation in the pro
gram involves a major in
any chosen field and a minor
consisting of 18 credit hours
selected from a specified list.
Students are encouraged to
Include a cross section of of
ferings from participating dis
ciplines, with courses from at
least three different fields of
study required. Competence
In a major language of the
region is assumed.
In conjunction with the La
tin American program, the
University has established an
exchange program with El
Colegio de Mexico.
Located in Mexico City, this
institution is one of Latin
America's elite centers of
higher learning. It specializes
in training in the fields of In
ternationa! -f'-'.'r?. history,
literature and linguistics, eco
nomics and oriental study.
Each year a group of un
dergraduate students from
colleges across the state is se
lected to pursue their studies
for a full academic year at
this institution. The Universi
ty grants full credit for
courses successfully com
pleted at El Colegio.
Arrangements for the ex
change have been made with
the State Department, and
the tuition, round-trip, and
maintenance costs of $120 a
month are taken care of for
the students selected.
The idea for the exchange
program originated with Dr.
Stanley Ross, formerly of the
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department of history at the
The president of El Colegio
de Mexico gave a lecture at
the University six years ago,
and Ross became interested
in El Colegio. He taught there
for one semester and sug
gested the idea of an ex
change. In the last few years three
University faculty members
have spent a semester teach
ing at El Colegio. They are
Dr. Albin Anderson, professor
of History, Dr. James Olson,
History Department Chair
man and Ross.
Two Mexican students are
eligible to come to the Uni
versity each year with all ex
penses paid by the State De
partment. Students desiring further
information on the Latin
American program are in
vited to contact its director,
br. Roberto Esquenazi-Mayo.
Regents Consider
Airplane Purchase
University personnel may
be traveling in an up-to-date
way in the near future by
airplane. However, the deci
sion to buy one has been post
poned for the present.
Prices have been studied on
planes ranging in size from
small twin-engine planes to
passenger-type DC-3's, includ
ing a DC-3 executive plane
owned by Bankers' Life of
Regent Clarence Swanson
said University Vice-Chancellor
has compiled a price list
and made comparisons. Swan
son also said the purchase
would not be made at this
The plane v ould be used
primarily to transport per
sonnel to and from meetings,
"primarily within the state of
Nebraska," Swanson said.
"If we every buy a plane
and we will some day it will
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Council Schedules
Student Interview
For Associates
Interviews for Student Coun
cil associates will be held
Oct. 9 through 11 in Student
Union 232.
Times for interviews will
be: Friday, 2:30 p.m. -6:30
p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
noon; and Sunday, 2:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m. and later if neces
sary. Students may apply if they
have a 5.0 cumulative aver
age and are a regularly en
rolled freshman or sophomore.
Students meeting these
qualifications may sign up for
interviews on sheets on the
Student Council Office door by
They will be interviewed on
basis of living unit represen
tation, but will be chosen on
merits alone. Lincoln students
may apply also.
Sue Graham, associate
chairman of the Council said,
"We'll have them participate
in as many ways as pos
sible." Associate members will
learn as much as possible
about Student Council activi-
ties and changes, she said,
be for the whole university,"
he continued.
The plane might be used by
the basketball team, but it
probably would not be used
to transport football players
to games, and it definitely
would not be purchased by
the Athletic Department.
Iowa State University has
three planes and Oklahoma
State University has two
and most of the other schools
in the Big Eight also have
Quiz Bowl Set
Quiz Bowl is returning to
the campus this fall with a
few changes and some hopes
for the future.
The sessions will be held
Thursday nights this year,
beginning with a match be
tween Innocents and Mortar
Boards this Thursday night.
Cuz Guenzel, Quiz Bowl
Committee chairman an
nounced that a $2 entry fee
will be required from each
entering team this year.
She said the money will go
Good Times Roll: Derby Day '64
By Marilyn Hoegemeyer
Junior Staff Writer
Girls with egg-smeared
faces, paint-streaked legs,
"Goldwater for President"
hats, coed-mauled chickens,
and an MC with a still wrap
ped cigar in his moufh, this
was Derby Day 1964.
In the final minutes; of the
Sigma Chi's play day, Susie
Schultz, Zeta Tau Alpha was
chosen Miss Derby Day 1964.
Second place went to the
Kappa Kappa Gamma's Ka
thy Dietemeyer. Becky
Brakle, Alpha Phi, third place
in the Contest.
Miss Schultz was chosen on
her poise and beauty by four
judges: Mrs. Cleo Davisson,
Sigma Chi housemother,
Cheryl Warden, Sweetheart of
Sigma Chi, LaVerne Cox, pro
fessor of business administra
tion and Cliff Thone of Cliff's
The Daily Nebraskan
'ECcappca Alpha Psi
Students Observe
Campus Customs
Expecting to find out what
University life is really like,
300 high school seniors from
the central part of the state
attended an orientation ses
sion sponsored by- Lincoln
Project and the University.
The tour was designed to
impress the students with the
value of a university educa
tion. Aronson, dean of admis
sions explained to the stu
dents some of the benefits of
The schedule provided time
for the students to visit three
'classes' and observe study
ing on a university level. One
group felt that they would
have rather asked questions
about the course of study.
Other students thought that
the lectures were good, but
not every session contained
The groups were led by
University students who acted
as guides and answered any
questions that came up.
Skip Sciref, a guide, said,
"I feel that this program is
a valuable asset to the Uni
versity. We have a summer
orientation, but this is main
ly for students who have al
ready made up their minds
about where they plan to
attend college.
"This program can aquaint
the student with the Univer
sity and help him make up
his mind about where to con
tinue his education."
for painting the panel board,
buying a score board and
purchasing television and ra
dio rights from the nationally
televised GE College Bowl.
Future plans of the com
mittee include hosting the Big
Eight Conference in the
Also in the planning stages
is a Quiz Bowl scholarship to
be given to the six finalists
selected for Nebraska's Big 8
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"Low jump" ... a
Smoke Shop. It
seventh year
Thone's first.
The Pi Beta Phi's won both
the spirit award and the over
all trophy for reaping the
most points from the specially
selected games and races.
The Alpha Xi Deltas and
the Zeta Tau Alphas tied for
second place overall winner.
Events for Derby Day 1964
included the Zipped Strip, the
Egg Drop, Chicken Chase,
Housemother Event, Jeans
Painting and three Mystery
Girls hairdo's were messed
and many tasted raw egg
yolk in the Egg Drop event.
The Alpha Phi's dropped their
eggs most accurately and won
the event.
The Sigma Chi's showed
their great dexterity
pounded stakes in the ground
Sixty-Five Bands
To Form Replica
Of Ranger Seven
Four thousand high school
musicians will keep in tune
with the Space Age during
halftime ceremonies at t h e
University's 27th annual Band
Day Saturday.
The bands, composed of
musicians, twirlers and their
directors from 65 schools, will
form a huge replica of the
Ranger Seven satellite as
moon maiden, Joyce Burns,
performs on the roof of the
Field House to the tune of
"Blue Moon."
Bandsmen also will form a
large musical staff with mem
bers appearing as notes play
ing "Seventy-six Trombones"
under the direction of Prof.
Donald Lentz, director of
University bands.
Unlike previous years, each
band will march as an in
dividual unit on the field. In
past years, several bands
were combined to form one
unit for marching purposes,
Lentz said.
Members of visiting bands
will start practicing for the
halftime ceremonies at 9 a.m.
Saturday under the direction
of University band members
and faculty of the music de
partment. Some of the bands
will be practicing while others
are taking part in the down
town parade. Members of
Builders will serve a hot
lunch to the bandsmen.
The festivities preceding
the game between Nebraska
and South Carolina will begin
at 9:30 a.m. when the high
school bands begin their tradi
tional parade from downtown
Lincoln to the University
The parade route: begin
ning at 10th and O, east to
14th and O, north to 14th and
R, west to the corner of 12th
and R.
The parade will be telecast
again this year across the
state, Lentz said. Television
stations carrying the program
will include: KUON-TV and
KOLN-TV. Lincoln; KGIN-
TV, Grand Island; KETV,
Omaha; KHAS-TV, Hastings;
KHOL-TV, Holdrege; KHPL-
TV. Haves Center; and
KIIQL-TV, Albion.
hefty test of dexterity
for the first Mystery Event,
the Low Jump which really
wasn't a jump at all, bat a
desperate wiggle by coeds
under a bar set very low be
tween stakes.
Then there was the line-up,
face down that is, to the north,
where one by one all the girls
were branded, Sigma Chi.
A new event was introduced
this year. Two girls from
every sorority were chosen to
perform the wheelbarrow rou
tine. An egg was tied to the
grubbies of the "wheelbar
row" girl who had a banana
in hand and tried to smash
all the other girls' eggs.
As the finalists for Miss
Derby Day were called to the
north of the speaker's stand,
the stands sunk to an even
lower more slanted level.
Quick adjustments were
made and the beauties were
Status Still Unofficial,
Frosh Smoker Held
By Wallis Lundeen
Junior Staff Writer
Willy Paschall, president of
Kappa Alpha Psi described
the current situation of Kap
pa Alpha Psi, Negro fratern
ity, as "static," but plans in
clude a freshman smoker, and
a meeting with J. Winston
Martin, associate dean of
Student Affairs, next week to
make plans for this year.
The fraternity's first formal
meeting of the year was
held Sunday, at which time
new freshman were invited
to a smoker to learn aout
the fraterity.
Paschall, explained that as
there is no organized rush
program, new freshman are
contacted before they come
to school and are screened
for membership in the fall.
Kappa Alpha Psi has about
the same position on campus
this year as last. They may
sit in on Interfraternity Coun
cil meetings, but they have
no direct vote oecause tney
are not yet an official fra
terntiy. "We have all the privileges
of a fraternity, and Dean
Martin's office is open to us
at all times for counseling,"
Paschall said.
Kappa Alpha Psi members
have participated in Intra
mural sports, and have re
ceived organization help and
advice from several other fra
ternities. "Fraternities do know we're
here, and our aim now is to
establish mutual recognition
among fraternities."
"Our goal now is to do more
organizing, and to let the
campus and the public know
we're here," Paschall said.
Community projects are
also being planned. They
would like to help out with
Malone Center activities, and
begin some fund raising
drives in which the pledges
can participate.
A representative from na'
tional headquarters visited
last spring and gave the new
chapter support.
There are no plans in the
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escorted up the ladder for
the brief, heart-stoppnig walk
in front of the judges.
Three finalists were chosen.
"Nebraska leads 14-7!" The
tension was eased a bit while
many joined in singing the Go
Finally, the judges' deci
sion. A quick huddle by the
Sigma Chi's produced the
right trophy for the right
winner. As Susie Shultz was
proclamied Miss Derby Day
1964 by Cheryl Warden a man
in sweatshirt and grubs wear
ing a neck cast and a Gold
water hat held a transistor to
his ear and heard that Duda
was hurt.
Clapping, shouting Pi Phi's,
and Zeta's, tired, worn out
participants, relieved Sigma
Chi's and sunburned watchers
walked, ran and jumped from
the mall. Derby Day, 1964.
near future for locating a
house, however, because un
til this year, membership has
not been large enough to in
sure a firm chapter.
In 1963 the main effort for
reorganization was made.
From 1956 to last year, mem
bership was not over seven,
and was not enough to work
with, Paschall said.
After the big drive in 1963,
membership climbed to the
present 25, with four pledges
who will be activated in No-
Kappa Alpha Psi was first
founded on the University
campus in 1911, but no rec
ords have been found, and
there has been no knowledge
of the fraternity since then.
The fraternity has had good
support from the University
as well as from other houses
on campus. "Anything sub
mitted to us we will recog
nize," Paschall said.
To instill good study habits
in freshmen is a main goal
of the fraternity. Pledges
must have a 5.0 or better av
erage in the past 30 hours be
fore they can be activated.
This means there must be a
pledgeship of at least two
Because of the athletic
background of many of the
members, several activities
center around studying. Pas
chall noted that the grade av
erage did improve the spring
semester by two groupings
over the first semester.
One activity of Kappa Alpha
Psi is to help high school stu
dents choose colleges and ma
jors. "Last spring we worked
with the Alpha Eta chapter
at Omaha University, and, on
the basis of that, we en
couraged four or five students
from Omaha to attend the
University, and several more
to attend OU.
Alumni members in Lincoln
have given support in organ
ization matters.
They are on all major cam
puses in the Big 10, at Drake,
Omaha, Kansas University
and Kansas State University
in this area.
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