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Official Newspaper Of More Than 7,000 Students
Vol. 41, No. 78
Lincoln, Nebraska
Sunday, February 8, 1942
Union Presents 'Unusual'
Melodrama This Afternoon
A stage without footlights. Scenery without doors or win
dows. Kntrances and exits made through the audience. These
are some of the innovations made by the department of speech
in their production today at 4 p. m. of John Drinkwater's un
usual three act comedy, "Bird in Hand."
This play is the second in a series of plays sponsored by
the Student I'nion and put on in the ballroom, free of charge
to students with identification cards.
The stajje will be set in the middle of the floor on an
extension of the regular platform, and the seats will be ar
ranged around it on three sides. Ellipsoidal spotlights will take
the place of footlights, and scenes will be changed in full view
of the audience.
In "Mini in Hand," Drinkwater, a contemporary English
dramatist, satirizes the class distinctions in England and proph
esies their coming abolition. In the play he finally allows the
daughler of a poor innkeeper and the rich, young, and hand
some heir to Ihe neighboring manor to obtain her father's con
sent to their marriage.
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('allelic llohensee will play the daughter, Ronald Met, her
rich suitor; Robert Hyde is the unobliging father. Josephine
Weaver, Robert Aldrich, Bernard Schwartz, Clarence Flick,
and William Recce complete the cast. Clarence Flick is also
directing the production.
Harris Gives
War Lecture
Monday at 5
Prof. C. D. Harris of the geog
raphy department will deliver the
first lecture Monday afternoon in
the university's new series on
"America and World War II." The
general public is invited to attend
the lecture at 5 p. m. in social sci
ence auditorium, and those follow
ing each Monday for 14 weeks.
Taking up 'The Clash of Occi
dent and Orient in the Pacific,"
Professor Harris will place em
phasis on the differences in the
standard of 'ving and cuture be
tween Japan and the United
States. He will also appraise Ja
pan's industrial position and an
alyze the theater of conflict in the
East Indies and elsewhere.
Dr. Harris received his BA de
gree in 1933 from Brigham Young
university and his PhD degree in
1940 from the University of Chi
cago. He received a BA degree
with honors in geography from
Oxford university in England and
(See LECTURE, page 3)
Paul Weaver Speaks
On 'Design for Living7
All Creek Week will open tonight with a church service at
8:15 p. m. in the First Presbyterian Church at 17th and F
streets.
Speaker of the evening will be Dr. Paul Weaver, head of
the philosophy and religion department at Stephens College. A
choir of (iO affiliated students, brought together under the lead
ership of Dr. Arthur Westbrook of the school of music, will sing
two anthems and lead in the hymn singing.
Rev. Walter Rundin, pastor of the Wahoo First Congrega
tional church, will assist in the services, which will be presided
over by David Walcott, general
chairman of Church Night. Fra
ternity pledge presidents will act
as ushers. All fraternity and
sorority members, faculty mem
Ilia's, and unaffiliated students are
invited to attend the services.
The subject of Dr. Weaver's talk
is "Design for Living." Dr. Weaver
has the distinction of speaking to
the world's largest Sunday school
class each week. His Burrall class
has 4,000 students enrolled from
the University of Missouri, Chris
tion College and Stephens College,
all of Columbia, Mo. The program
is broadcast each week.
Reception Tonight.
A small reception for Dr.
Weaver will be given by commit
tee members for invited faculty
and student guests at 9:30 p. m.
tonight in the Student Union fac
ulty lounge.
John Douglass, chairman of the
Greek Week committee, said "I
(See WEAVER, page 4)
Sunday Journal and Star.
DR. PAUL WEAVER.
Chem Majors
Get Po SltlOllS
Iii War Plants
The chemistry department has
announced the appointments of
students who have graduated this
mid-semester and of those receiv
ing their Ph.D. degrees this year.
Elbert L. Hatlelid received his
Th.D. degree this January and is
now working for the Monsanto
Chemical Co. in St. Louis, Mo.
Also receiving his Ph. D. degree
in January was Robert L. Clark
who is now employed in Merck
and Company at Rahway, N. J.
Clifford Hollenbeck will receive
his Ph. D degree in June. He is
already employed at the Campell
Taggart Co. in Kansas City. Wil
liam Glassmire and Gregory C.
Meyer will receive their Ph. D.
degrees in August and will be em
ployed at the Texas Co., Port
Arthur, Texas, and E. I. duPont
See GRADS, page 2)
Mortar Boards to Honor
Stpninr Wnmpn rit Tort o
Invitations have been sent to 500 women for
the annual Mortar Board scholarship tea. Those in
vited must have had an 80 average for tjie two se
mesters of the 1910-41 school terms.
At 4 o'clock three senior women will be hon
ored for scholarship, leadership and service. Each
year Mortar Board pays this honor to outstanding
senior women for their past year's work.
The tea will be sei-ved in Ellen Smith hall
from 3 until 5 p. m. Flavia Tharp, president of
Mortar Board, Mrs. F. D. Coleman, retiring na
tional president, Mrs. Verna Boyles, dean of woemn
and past member of Mortar Board, and Shirley
Russel, vice president, will stand in the receiving
line.
From 3 to 4 o'clock Miss Elsie Ford Piper, Miss
Bethara Peterson, Mrs. Hattie Plumb Williams and
Miss Elda Walker will preside at the tea tables.
Members of the AWS and Coed Counselor
boards and the WAA council will serve during this
hour. From 4 to 5 o'clock Alpha Lambda Delta, the
BABW board and the new and old YW'CA cabinets
will serve.
Presiding at the tea tables during the second
hour, from 4 to 5 o'clock, will be Mrs. Ada West
over, Miss Margaret Fedde, Mrs. C. S. Boucher,
and Miss Louise Pound.
The string trio will provide music during the
afternoon. The trio is composed of Virginia
Clarke, Mary Ellen Monmch and Janet Douthit.
OrL Oil QcwqwA. ...
More Food for Freedom
Is Goal Set for Farmers
By Randall Pratt.
"An aimy marches on its
stomach'' and if Nebraska farm
ers have anything to do with it,
the army will be able to march a
long time. "Food For Freedom"
was one of the slogans upon
which the organized agriculture
sessions last week were based.
Nearly every speech that was
given gave emphasis to the neces
sity for greater food production.
Big six foot four inch J. C. Nisbet,
dairyman, said "Now is the time
to tighten our belts and go to
work. . . . We'll have to sweat to
produce for war purposes and to
get enough income to keep up our
. standard of living."
Dr. Van Es, nationally known
for his research work and espe
cially for his work with swine eri
sypelas, suggested that war
against both human and animal
disease is always geir.g on, and
that the best defense usually is a
ruthless offense.
Dr. W. K. Pfeiler, associate pro
fessor of Germanic languages,
concluded his talk on "Education
in Nazi Germany," by saying,
"Please . . . Please realize, and be
gratified, that our own freedom,
liberty, and precious possessions
are now at stake."
There seems to be a flare of
hope after this war, according to
Dr. Russell C. Engberg of the
Farm Credit Administration in
Washington, when he said that
there was no particular necessity
for a bjg depression. "At present
prospects are for a much better
foundation for international trade
on a sound basis after the present
war," said Dr. Engberg, "If pres
ent policies are continued, it seems
probable that as the year go on,
the foreign market will be ex
panded instead of being restricted
as it was after the first World
war."
Daily Critic Reports . . .
'Cavelleria Rusticana' Is
Popular Musical Venture
Crime Rules
In Players'
Next Show
Murder with dignity is the
theme of "Ladies in Retirement,"
University Players' next produc
tion which opens Feb. 18 for a
three day run at Temple theater.
Playing the part of Ellen Creed,
the tall, austere housekeeper and
companion to a retired chorus girl
of around 65 (played by Phyllis
Welch) is Marie Anderson. Her
slightly peculiar sisters who come
to live with her take a dislike to
their hostess, with complications
arising when she pains to send
them back to the city. Emily,
played by Josephine Weaver, likes
to collect dead birds and drift
wood to keep the beaches clean,
and Louisa, played by Joyc
Burke, is the meek sister who en
joys watching the ships through
her telescope.
Albert, Ellen's nephew, is a
rascally fellow whose affair with
the housemaid, Lucy, adds the ro
mance to the production. Max
Whittaker and Maribel Hitchcock
carry the parts of Alfred and
Lucy. Student director of the por-
duction is Romulo Soldevilla.
By Preston Hays
Enthusiasm was the reaction to
"Cavalleria Rusticana," Nebras
ka's first grand opera production
in many years. The enthusiasm
of the audience was plainly shown
after the final curtain on both
evenings by the most rousing ap
plause accorded a university pro
duction in a long time.
On both nights cast, chorus, and
orchestra were showered with an
Reveille . . .
Tonight's the night!
Don't forget to set those
clocks ahead one hour. Begin
ning at midnight tonight, Ne
braska, along with the rest of
the nation will be under day
light saving time.
University clocks will be set
ahead at the same time as those
all over the nation so students
will really be going to eight
o'clock classes an hour earlier.
enthusiastic response which de
manded encores. Aside from the
artistic standpoint, the opera was
a financial success as evidenced
by the "standing room only" sign
which appeared early Friday.
The singing was exceptionally
fine, even casting aside the consid
eration that the cast was of col
lege students. At the peak of their
crescendos the cast, chorus, and
orchestra provided some truly dy
namic and inspiring musical mo
ments. The singing of F.lizabeth
Farquhar, as Santuzza, demands
superlatives for description.
Commendable Performances.
The spine-tingling moments she
provided the audience were re
warded by the near ovation nhe
received after the curtain. The en
tire cast, including Earl Jenkins,
Ann Fickling, Carol Wherry, and
Cleve Genzlinger, is to ti com
mended for a truly remarkable
performance. The brilliance and
sharp edge of excitement in Genz
(See OPERA, page 2)
YWCA A n ii on n ccs
Second Semester
Staff Schedules
The schedule of the new semes
ter YWCA staffs was announced
at the member ship tea held Thurs
day at Ellen Smith. Those mem
bers who were unable to attend
the meeting may sign for staffs
at the Y office in Ellen Smith.
All groups will meet this week.
Monday at 4 p. m. 'miiparativf- r
llxiim. Nharman frtMip. Vir rliolr.
1 f lr utaft.
Tiirmlay at IS A mrtln.
4 . ni. IVarr-. I'rophrU. Kretnii
ronimisnlon (roup. Young pmiolr' tntup.
Pott -war reronitractloa.
t p. m. Venr-r.
Wrdnrsday at 3 p. m. lronai re
ligion problems.
4 p. m. Handay arhool training
(roup. Tiny V utalf. Crratlvr aria.
Irlrplionp tominltte a ad hinlnr MafC
Mrnibmlilp and finanrr. Kiitri c.x!.
i p. m. (ilrl Renrrvr training. Hooka.
T handbook.
o. in. CUT rablnrt.
Thursday at IS A a upoerrlaw
mlMion. A Ircihnim nirrtlaft.
4 p. m. Social arrvlc. Sprtkla
rfaoir.
7 p. m. 4. X moftlng.
Friday at .1 p. m. Kaltting staff,
i 4 p. I". A cabinet.