The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 28, 1983, Image 1

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March 28, 1933
Vol. 82, No. 123
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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By Lori Merryman
UNL head basketball Coach Moc Iba
was granted a two-year contract extension
by the NU Board of Regents at its meeting
March 19.
"Coach Iba has done an exceptional job
of molding Nebraska basketball into a
winning and successful program," UNL
Chancellor Martin Massengale told the
regents. "We appreciate the leadership he
has given to Nebraska basketball and we
believe that an extended contract will con
tinue the success he has brought to the uni
versity." Under the extension, Iba's contract will
run through June 1986.
The board also approved a recommenda
tion that Frank Sevignc, UNL head track
coach, step down because of health
UNL Athletic Director Bob Devaney
made the recommendation to the board
and also announced that Gary Pepin will
serve as acting head coach of both men's
and women's track.
Sevigne, 61, will become the associate
men's track coach, effective immediately,
Davaney said.
"Frank has had a tremendous career at
the University of Nebraska and is one of
the most respected people in track and
field circles," Devaney said. "We are sorry
that health reasons are forcing him to re
linquish his head coaching duties, but we
feel the program will receive outstanding
leadership from Gary Pepin, who has done
a great job the past four years with our
women's program."
Sevigne will work with Pepin until his
retirement from UNL in September 1984.
Currently in his 28th year as head track
coach of the Cornhuskers, Sevigne has been
one of the nation's most successful
coaches. He has a career record at Nebraska
of 14248-3 in dual and triangular
competitions and he has produced 103 in
dividual conference champions, 42 All
Americans and 1 1 NCAA champions.
Sevigne came to UNL from Georgetown
University in 1955.
Massengale recommended the appoint
ment of George W. Neubert, 40, currently
associate director for art at the San
Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Neubert
will receive an annural salary of $46,200.
He succeeds Norman Geske, who has been
with UNL for more than 30 years.
Neubert, an accomplished artist and
sculptor, will begin as director Aug. 1 .
He was chief curator of the Oakland
Museum from 1970 to 1980. He has lectur
ed on American art, contemporary art and
museum philosophy at many colleges and
universities and has been an art consultant
to private institutions and government
agencies, including the U.S. Information
In 1981, Neubert was appointed co
commissioner of American entries to the
16th Sao Paolo Bienal exhibition in Brazil.
Cancer screening
at Dental College
The NU College of Dentistry will
sponsor a free oral screening clinic today
from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. Dental students,
faculty and private dentists will check
people for oial cancer and diseases of the
throat and mouth at the college's
admissions clinic at 40th and Holdrege
streets. The college also has purchased
daffodils from the American Cancer
Society and will give them to people who
have an oral screening test.
Urn ceontoy
of changes
have passed
through hall
By Sue Jepscn
"There's notlung permanent but
change," said Ruth Meyerhenry Ford
of the changes that have taken place
since 1932 in Carrie Belle Raymond
Hall on the UNL campus.
She said it twice in two hours as she
sat in her study looking out the east
window, and talked about her life in
the hall. She is in a position to know '
about the hali and its changes; she
devoted 27 of her years to Raymond
Hall and student housing.
This year marks the 50th anniversary
of the opening of the hall, later part of
Women's Residence Hall, later part of
John G. Neihardt Residence Center.
Ford knew Hortense Allen, the
first dietician and business manager
for the hall. She took over that position
in 1945 after being assistant food
manager for six weeks.
At that time Raymond Hall was
the only residence hall for women.
It was named after Carrie Isabelle
Raymond, director of music at the
university from 1903 to 1907 and a
leader in Lincoln's fine arts community
for 40 years as the choir director and
organist for what is now First Plymouth
Church. Raymond never saw the I
sliaped building that bears her name;
she died a little before noon Monday,
Oct. 3, 1927, in Lincoln General
In a 1930 Daily Nebraskan article,
the editor described the appalling
conditions of much of students' off
campus housing.
"All. too frequently some penny
snatching woman rents the space under
her eaves, which can be called a room
only by the greatest stretch of the
imagination, for $6 to $8 to some poor
student working his way through school
and too poor to pay $10 for a decent
place to stay."
In an attempt to remedy the housing
situation, the NU Board of Regents
proposed the building of Raymond Hall
at a cost of $269,000.
In the early days each hall was a
separate, independent unit. Ford
managed the physical plant, the food
service and the maintenance for
Raymond Hall until 1967 when the
management of the halls was centralized
under the Office of University Housing,
and she moved along with the Housing
Office to Seaton Hall. She became the
assistant coordinator of operations.
For her first four years in the hall,
Ford lived in room 21 1 1 , a student
room, on the first floor of Heppner
"I have very special memories of
these first people and some of the
first (years). I don't think I keep in
touch, for a while you did keep in
touch." The women of Raymond Hall
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were governed by the rules of the
Associated Women Students. Every
woman attending the university
belonged to AWS. It was a governing
body as well as somewhat of a social
organization. AWS planned the social
programs for the women on campus
including teas, parties and the annual
Co-ed Follies, funny skits put on by
women, for women. Jayne Wade
Anderson, director of Greek Affairs
and Co-ops, said men dressed in drag
tried to crash the gate. Some were
able to get past the ticket gate, but
AWS board members combed the
theater before the performance began,
rousting female imposters.
The AWS rules were clearly outlined
for new residents of Raymond Hall
in a 1937 Bulletin of University of
1 . Women students in rooming
houses, in sorority houses and in
.residence halls may receive gentlemen
callers in the reception rooms until
12 ;30 o'clock Friday and Saturday
evenings; untO 10 30 o'clock on
Sundays and from 5:00 to 7:45 pjn.
on weekdays.
2. Quiet hours shall be observed
after 8:00 pjn.on weeknights.
3a. University women shall be in
the house at 10:30 pjn. on mid-week
nights and on Sundays and 12:30
Friday and Saturday nights, unless
they have received special permission
to do otherwise. The door shall be
locked at 10 30 p jii. except Friday and
Saturday evenings. On these evenings
the door shall be locked not later than
b. No freshman shall be permitted
to leave the house after 8 :00 p jii . on
c. Sophomores may have one
weeknight engagement only.
4. On vacation nights, week-end
hours shall be kept in all houses.
5a. All evening engagements must
be recorded in the date book or on date
slips before leaving the house.
b. All out of town engagements must
be personally reported to the
housemother or chaperone before
6a, University women who at any
time are reported delinquent in any
subject shall forfeit the right to have
weeknight engagements. The Dean of
Women shall send notice of such
delinquency to the chairman of the
house committee.
b. The house committee may decide
what penalties shall be inflicted upon
delinquent girls.
7. There shall be no smoking on the
By 1964 the AWS rules had become
even stricter, taking up eight pages of
the 1964 University of Nebraska
Campus Handbook.
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The AWS' authority began waning
in 1966 when women requested and
received senior keys. Seniors could
come and go almost as they pleased.
Gradually the AWS was phased out.
Laura Longacre Staats.who lived
on the second floor of Raymond Hall
the first two years it was open,
remembered the first and only time she
broke the AWS rules regarding late
She and a group of her friends took
the housemother, Elizabeth Williams,
to see a Mae West movie. On the way
home, they stopped for a hot chocolate
at the drug store and missed the 1 2 :30
Nothing came of the incident and
Staats said she doesn't remember the
rules being all that bad.
Although the rules weren't broken
to the best of her knowledge, Staats
admitted that the women were able to
find ways around some of them.
"There were a few things that we
did that were fun to recall . . . Owl
Drug, down there near the Stuart
(theater), I think it was open all night ,
and they had delivery. We'd get hungry
so we'd phone down for sandwiches
and malts and Cokes and things like
that and we'd tied bed sheets together,
go out on the balcony and lower our
bed sheets and had him tie on the
food," she said.
The delivery man then got his money
in a paper bag tied and lowered on the
bed sheets.
As far as Staats knew, they never
got caught, because they kept doing it.
In a May 17, 1936, Lincoln Sunday
Journal and Star, Allen wrote about
the service and quality of the food in
Raymond Hall. In one month the
women of the hall, which had a capacity
of 170, consumed 500 gallons of whole
milk, 200 quarts of coffee cream, 60
quarts of whipping cream, 350 pounds
of butter and 40 gallons of ice cream.
Fresh fruits were delivered several
times a week and meats were delivered
daily. Allen said she had the help of
five full-time cooks, three part-time
cooks and 26 students who worked one
to three hours a week serving, doing
dishes and cleaning the dining room
for part of their room and board
The hall also employed busboys in
white jackets to help with the service.
Today, Fayrene Hamouz, food
service manager for the Cather-Pound-Neihardt
complex also employs five
full-time cooks, but only one part
time cook and 75 students. They
feed 2,800 students daily. Rather
than serving students plate by plate
or family style as Allen did, Hamouz
uses two cafeteria lines and longer
meal hours.