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Tuesday, May 16, 1950
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Records Join Shakespeare
On Shelves of City Library
BY JOAN KRUEGER
No longer do William Shakes-
Eeare and his contemporaries
ave a monoply at the Lincoln
Starting the first of March,
Chopin and Beethoven and their
fellow composers, joined the
shelves of the building formerly
monopolized entirely by litera
ture. Rather than the customary
books or magazines that libraries
generally are known to check
out, the new record department
at the Lincoln library checks
out albums of phonograph rec
ords. Headed by Mrs. Wilber
Gaffney, wife of Wilber Gaff
ney, instructor of English at the
University, the collection has
grown to include 110 albums
since its beginning two months
The unusual part of the lend
ing, points out Mrs. Gaffney, is
that at least 50 per cent of thf
borrowers are University stu
dents. The library took a sur
vey recently to determine just
who checked out the records.
Upon examining the cards, Mrs.
Gaffney found that one half
were - students, all University
ones, except one from Wesleyan
and two from high school.
The other persons varied from
a professor and a minister, to a
Mostly classical works are
found in the collection, but there
are some albums of Stephen Fos
ter and one folk album. Others
Include works of Cole Porter,
Morton Gould, Victor Herbert,
the "Red Shoes" and "South Pa
cific" music. N
More than a dozen long play
ing albums are a part of the
collection, points out Mrs. Gaff
ney. One record that might hold
special interest for University
students, stated Mrs. Gaffney, is
the recording of the University
To Hold Anrni
Nebraska Masquers, honorary
theater group, will hold its an
nual spring banquet, Saturday,
May 20, at the Continental cafe.
The program which will con
sist mostly of presentation of
awards will begin at 0:30 p. m.
Two actors and two actresses
of the University theater will be
specially honored at the banquet
when they receive the "Oscar"
awards presented annually at the
banquet. These trophies are
sponsored by the University
Described by the theater as
"more significant," the awards
this year are new and original
They were recently designed and
fashioned by students in the art
department. They will replace
the former "Oscar" trophies
which were always purchased
A statue, chosen from a
total of a dozen models, was de--signed
by Harold Roberts, a stu
dent in Mrs. Nash's sculpturing
class. From this model has been
cast the new polished bronze
statue which is symblematic of
The four awards to given are
"Best Actor," "Best Actress,"
"Best Supporting Actor," and
"Best Supporting Actress."
Winners in previous years
In 1946-47 -Margaret Huff,
Gladys Jackson, Rex Coslor and
In 1947-48 Rita Shaw, Betty
Schultz, Jack Wenstrand, and
In 1948-49 Margaret Button.
Jan Cnlly, Jack McDonald and
In addition, initiates of the
orders of Nebraska Masquers and
.Purple Masque will be an
nounced. ' Other awards for out
standing dramatic work also will
Dinner to End
Members of the ROTC band
and brass choir will meet for a
final social get-together. Tues
day evening at the annual band
The program, which begins at
6:30 p. m. will held in Parlors A,
B and C of the Union. It is spon
sored by members of Gamma
Lambda, band service fraternity.
Highlights of the banquet will
be the announcement of band
officers for next year and the
presentation of the "Keys" to
five men selected by band mem
bers as outstanding in service,
ability and interest. These spe
cial honors are awarded each
year et the annual banquet.
In addition, the new officers
of Gamma Lambda will also be
announced. Results of the band
and Gamma Lambda elections
are traditionally kept secret un
til the banquet.
Entertainment for the evening
will include skits under the
direction of Gamma Lambda.
Bandsmen of both the sym
phonic band the brass choir are
urged to attend the banquet,
considered the bands major social
event of the year.
Tickets will be available from
any member of Gamma Lambda.
Landsmen may attend with or
without dates. Price per ticket
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RECORD DEPARTMENT Mrs. Wilber Gaffney, head of the Lin-
library record lending division, checks out a album to the first
borrower, Bob Otnes, University student.
symphony orchestra of "The
"Carnival of the Animals." It was
recorded last fall by Ed Down
of Lincoln. The library prob
ably will have a recording of
the last orchestra concert, also,
maintained the director.
Number of Albums
The record department was
started on a shoestring, claims
Mrs. Gaffney. "We started with
38 albums, all gifts." The last
20 albums in the collection were
donated by H. S. Brooks, Lin
coln, who owns a collection of
more than 2,000 records. The
present collection numbers 110
Mrs. Gaffney explained also
that the library has some 150
single records that are not yet
ready to be checked out. They
will be put on the shelves when
appropriate folders are made for
all of them. Some of these, said
Mrs. Gaffney, are probably, col
lector's items. The first gift in
cluded some of Carouso's works
and date back to 1915.
Two in Nebraska
A lot of ' libraries throughout
the country now have record li
braries, Mrs. Gaffney pointed
out. "It seems to be a grow
ing thing," she said. The only
other one in Nebraska is at Falls
City. Although it is about ten
years old, they have only as
many albums as does the Lin
coln library after two months
of operations. Omaha is plan
ning to start a similar depart
Labor Department Forecasts
Employment Outlook 'Good'
Employment opportunities in
many fields continue to look
good according to the depart
ment of labor.
Nurses will continue to be in
demand for many years since
an acute shortage all over the
country exists. The heavy de
mand is caused by the combina
tion of a number of factors: an
increase in the number of hos
pitals, the popularity of hospi
talization insurance plans, and
an increase in the number of
aged in the country.
In such a large and expanding
field, employment possibilities
for newly graduated nurses and
opportunities for advancement
to positions of responsibilty for
those with experience are good.
The largest single field open
to business administration
graduates is in the management
and operation of business firms.
The great rise in training in
business has made collegiate
business education the second
iargest field after teacher train
ing, placing it ahead of engi
neering, agriculture, law, and
Several factors affect the long
range employment outlook for
students in this field: the growth
of business administration em
ployment, heavy replacement
needs expected over the corning
years, and increasing use of
business administration gradu
ates to fill these jobs.
The trend, toward greater spe
cialization and Increased com
plexity in business has led to
the wider use of such specialized
Of 33 Seniors
Work of 33 graduating seniors
In art is now being shown at
Morrill hall In connection with
the School of Fine Arts annual
exhibit of student projects.
The Senior exhibit is located
In gallery A on second floor, of
the building and was planned by
the senior class members. A
committee, consisting of Don
Hazelrlgg, Alice Burch and Bill
Moomey, made arrangements for
The seniors selected the Indi
vidual works to be shown in the
Included are water colors, oil
paintings, advertising work, de
sign, sculpture, composition art
ceramics and etching.
Seniors whose work Is Included
In the show are: Margaret Wood
brldirc, Donna Schreiner, Robert
Poulson, Donna Wallen-itedt, Don
Haze'rlp, Charles Jones, Alice
Burch, Bill Farmer, John Kline.
Lawrence Pitcher, Jacqueline
Moner, Bill Moomey. James
Hiett, Hohart Hayes, Robert
Miliar, Andrew Morrow and Jack
Dcnine Hosfield, Phillip Rup-
Hnge, Robert Vestecka, Archie
Dillman, Jo Davidson, Nancy
Glynn, Shirley . Serlght, Phil
Rueschhoff. F.nter Beynon, Suz
anne Pecha, John Dean, Hnrtriee
Johnson, Joan Williams, Donald
fthfirp, Jack Flemminjf and
Kathleen Clement. 1
Courtesy of 'ihe Lincoln Journal.
Mrs. Gaffney continued to
point out that University stu
dents who have record collec
tions, and are unable to travel
with them, could donate them to
the department. With tht end oi
the school year, many students
will wonder what to do with
some of their albums, and the
library would be very glad to
accept any works that students
would wish to give, she said.
"One thing we lack," says Mrs.
Gaffney, "is a good up-to-date
record player." She has not even
heard all the records in the col
lection. The first record album loaned
from the collection was to a Uni
versity student. Bob Otnes. He
was also the first donor to the
One Week Period
The albums are checked out
one at a time for a one week
period. Many students find,
after playing them at their
homes, that they like them well
enough to purchase their own.
Some of the records included
"Rhapsody in Blue," Gersh
win; waltzes by Strauss; "Over
ture," Rossini; "New World Sym
phony," Dvorak; Beethoven's
-oncertos; Irish songs by Melton;
"Nutcracker Suite," Tchaikov
sky; compositions by Chopin:
Rachmaninoff's concertos; and
albums by Grieg, Debussy,
Brahms, Bach, Rodgers, Liszt,
Rimsky-Korsakov, Wagner, Mo
zart, Haydn, Franck and others.
workers as accountants, person
nel workers, market research
analysts, and sales executives.
The main source of new job
opportunities for graduates of
business schools will be In the
replacement of executives now
employed as they die or retire
Pharmacy graduates are ex
pected to have good employment
prospects for several years. The
outlook for the entire pharma
ceuti"al profession is dominated
by the prospects in retail drug
stores. Employment is expected
to increase rapidly during the
next few years in hospital phar
macies also. Manufacturing and
wholesaling opportunities will
Graduate chemists will find
increasing difficulty to obtain
positions with only a bachelors
degree. However, chemists with
ood training, particularly .those
with doctorates, should continue
to have good prospects in the
next few years.
Employment in the chemical
manufacturing industries and
jobs in government research arc
expected to remain at a high
New graduates who seek to
enter newspaper reporting are
likely to face stiff competition
for jobs in the early 1950's. The
reporting field Is likely to be
come more overcrowded in the
next year or two. There will
however be some openings ow
ing to turn-over.
Some expansion In employ
ment is expected with the labor
press, religious press, foreign
language papers, trade associa
tion papers, and country papers.
Fields related to newspaper
work will continue to take on
some new journalism graduates
and also absorb a number of
experienced reporters each year,
thus increasing replacement
needs on newspapers.
There are Indications that the
advertising, public relations, ra
dio and book-publishing fields
will use greater numbers with
ioumallstic experience in years
Issue Due Soon
The "Awards" issue of Corn
Shucks . the final Issue for 1950,
will hit the stands late this week,
according to Frank Jacobs,
Featuring stories, articles and
pictures, this issue will present
awards to the most outstanding
events and people of the year.
Also included will be an
"awards features" on the most
outstanding movies of the year.
Carrying the awards tneme
farther, the winning entry in the
Corn Srucks short story contest
will be published. Corn Shucks
will also give its versions of
very-near-future final exams.
Jokes, features and pictures
will fill the rest of the maga
zine, which sells for 20 cents.
Television rights for the 1948
World Series were sold for $140,-000.
Law Students Get
Twp University law students
were announced Saturday as
winners of the Nathan Burkan
Memorial competition at the Uni
versity Law college.
Lee White, a junior, and Jack
Solomon, a sophomore, received
awards of ,$150 and $50 respec
tively. The competition for the
best paper on copyright law were
judged by Dean Edumund O.
Starts Ma v 17
Students will be able to pick
us their 1950 (Jornnusker year
May 17. '
books beginning Wednesday.
Distribution will start in the
Cornhusker office at 1:30 p.m.
and will continue until 500-800
books have been given out.
John Connelly, editor, stated
that in order to allow utmost
efficiency in distribution, the en
tire Cornhusker office will be
arranged for a minimum of con
Signs located above each of
four booths will serve as guid
ing posts. Upon each sign will be
alphabetical arrangement of let
ters denoting surnames. Persons
whose surnames begin with let
ters from A to E will visit booth
1; from F to K, inclusive, booth
2; from L to R, inclusive, booth
3; and from S to Z, inclusive,
booth 4. Files will be located in
each bopth with records of all
In order to pick up their year
books, a student must produce
his student ID card and re
ceipt card which he received
from the Cornhusker salesman.
No Cornhuskers will be released
unless students bring both re
ceipts and ID'S.
According to Connelly, this is
the earliest date that the Corn
husker has been issued since
Members of the staff and
workers have been working on
the yearbook since the beginning
of this year.
Staff members are: Bud Ger
hart, business manager; Mardell
Buss and Jack Barnart, assist
ant business managers, Dick
Kuska, photography editor; and
Nancy Porter, Betty Green and
Tish Swanson, managing editors.
Campus Activities Program
To Continue in Summer
Students enrolled in the 1950
summer session will be offered
something new in the way of
Under the jurisdiction of the
Student Council, a summer ac
tivities group has been formed to
carry on programs of campus ac
tivities during June and July.
Anne Barger was elected to
the post of top coordinator of the
group and will have charge of
She will work with a group
of representatives of different
campus organizations in placing
students in the extra-curricular
activities that will be in opera
tion this summer.
Miss Barger was chosen to fill
this post from a list of other ap
plicants which were interviewed
by a committee from the Council.
Tier other activities include mem
bership on the U of N board;
Union worker; assistant publicy
chairman of AUF; member of
Coed Counselors and YWCA; and
a member of Delta Gamma
The purpose of this group, said
Miss Barger, is to provide an
opportunity for constructive
extra-curricular activity for sum
mer school students. It will also
assist campus organizations with
work that must be done during
the regular vacation period."
She also stressed that thor"
students attending the summer
sessions will have a chitnre to
become better acquainted with
campus activities if they work
with the proup.
The top coordinator and re
presentatives on the council will ',
work with u pool of workers !
selected from summer school stu
dents. They will help assist In
work suggested by the activitiy
groups Involved In the plan.
Dr. John P. Sennlng was unan
imously elected president of the
Lincoln board of education Mon
day, He succeeds Robert C, Vcn
ner. Other new officers are Elmer
Magee, vice president and Gilbert
S. Wlllcy, secretary. Willey Is also
superintendent of the Lincoln
The new president Is In his
third year of a six-year term
as member of the scool board. He
is also -professor of political
science at Nebraska. He hHS been
In the department since 1947 and
Is past chairman of the depart
ment. He was among the group that
waged a successful fight for the
unicameral legislature in Neb
raska and has written several
publications and contributed to
numerous others on this subject.
Dr. Sennlng is a member of
the American Political Science
association; American Society of
Public Administration; National
Municipal League; Civil Service
Assembly of the United States
and Canada; National Institute of
Governmental Research; Govern
mental Research Institute, Cham
ber of Commerce: American Ar
bitration association; and a past
panel member of the War Labor
board, region seven,
Before coming to Nebraska,
Dr. Sennlng taught at Illinois
college, and Wesleyan university,
Authors of Past 'Cornhuskers9
Some of today's most distin
guished alumni of the Univer
sity helped prepared the 1895
Sombrero, forerunner of the
The yearbook included a num
ber of signed articles and spe
cial literary section. Willa Catha,
who was an associate editor,
wrote the prize story, "The Fear
that Walks by Noonday." Co
author' was prep student Dor
othy Canfield, daughter of Uni
versity chancellor, James H.
Louise Pound, now professor
emeritus- of English, published
an account of a women's drill
company, organizea m 1000,
which marched along with male
students on several occasions.
Another of the articles ap--.pnrinf?
in the book is entitled
"The Rape of the Type." It told
i of the eariy fights between the
j litprnrv societies over the Hes-
penan, iirst campus newsuajiw.
In the, 1899 Sombrero, editors
estimated that there were about
200 members in the three liter
ary societies, while the 12 fra
ternities and five sororities
could claim about 300 students.
Appropriate quotations accom
panied names and pictures in
the class sections.
Several pages were given to
the University's U. S. volunteers
in the Spanish-American war.
Among the organizations fea
tured were the girls' basketball
team, the oratorical and debat
ing associations and the Persh
Considerable space toward the
back of the volume was devoted
to jokes, short essays and poems,
of which the following is a fair
The V. of N. Pin Girl
She wore his frat pin o'er her
Her own unon her collar,
And her Yale and Princeton
Came from him, I'll bet a dol
lar But what made her so popular
The' cause is plain to see
For thare among her other
She wears a TNE.
In 1907, the name Cornhusker
was adopted for the yearbook
and the size of the volume in
ANN BARGER She heads the
i rummer activities coordinating
group for this summer.
Representatives named to the
group at present are Jean Lou
den, Associated Women Students;
Norma Chubbuck, The Daily
Nebraskan; Jackie Sorenson, All
University fund; Ann Jane Hall,
Builders; Mary Hubka, YWCA;
Rod Riggs, Union.
Other organizations to be rep
resented are Red Cross College
unit, YMCA, Coed Counselors
and the Cornhusker.
Those organizations who are
interested in the plan and have
not yet elected a representative
may contact Mary Helen Mallory,
2-3287 or 2-3288, as soon as
A meeting of Miss Barger and
representatives will be held be
fore school Is closed.
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ject of a lengthy discussion by
college presidents, leading NU
football players ' and PBK's.
Football players were strong for
athletics and the scholars
stressed the importance of stud
ies. Few indicated that they
would change their ways if they
were to go through college again.
Harteld Gerhart, whose son is
business manager of the 1950
Cornhusker, was editor of the
1920 yearbook. Dwight Kirsch,
now professor of art at the Uni
versity, drew the division pages
and the colored pictures of
The last section of the book
was. as usual, devoted to humor
ous essays and verses. Among
the caustic comments was a
satire on the Student Council.
Minutes of Student Council
President declares' meeting
Star Gazers' Dream-
Roof -Top Observatory
BY JERRY BAILEY.
"In Ferguson Hall by next
That's the motto, not only of
engineers, but of the more se
rious star gazers of the Univer
sity. For next fall, the astron
omy and celestial navigation
classes hope to be established
in and on top of the newest
building on campus. '
The star-gazers will have no
complaints about being moved
out of the lath and stucco "As
tronomical Observatory" that
perches precariously on the edge
of 10th Street. In a typically
scientific manner, Prof. Oliver C.
Collins, who runs the show, has
already planned how he is going
to use the space alloted him in
Ferguson. With straight-edge
and pencil he has planned where
he is going to put his desks, files,
and assorted paraphenalia.
On the roof of Ferguson Hall
will go the University's 12-inch
telescope. "All I need is four
Will Fill 14
Fourteen campus organizations
this week will elect their repre
sentatives to next year's interim
Student Council, following a re
cent directive by the faculty sub
committee on student organiza
tions. They are: Law association,
YWCA, YMCA, Interfraternity
council, N club, WAA, Coed
Counselors, Military department,
Innocents, Mortar Boards, ISA,
BABW and Engineering Exec
Six other groups will be repre
sented on the new Council by
recently-elected hold-over mem
bers: Bob Raun, Ag Exec board;
Bob Parker, Corn Cobs; Gene
Berg, Builders; Bruce, Kennedy,
publications; Betty Green, Pan
hellenic council; and Shirley Al
The first three above will serve
as president, vice president and
judiciary chairman of the Coun
cil, respectively. They were chos
en by written vote of this year's
Council members at a meeting
The organizations which were
given representation on the new
Council are identical to those
serving this year. The faculty
committee announced that any
proposal relative to changes In
representation be submitted In
writing to them for consideration
The delegates from the groups
should he elected by the Council's
final meeting of the year this
Wednesday. They are to be chos
en by secret written vote oi the
entire membership of the organ
izations. Exam Schedule
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open for any business that he
may care to bring before it . . .
Moved that present constitu
tion be accepted without the In
nocent and Blaa: Masque reser
vations. Seconded. Carried.
Moved that present constitu
tion be sent to puzzle editor of
the Youth's Companion for in
terpretation. Seconded. Carried.
Speaker comes out in favor of
honor system, stating that it will
raise the grades of the students.
Moved that student council
do something worthwhile. Lost
for want of second.
Song, "Student Council For
ever." Adjourned to meet at the call
of the executive dean.
Through these and other writ
ings in early Cornhuskers it is
clear that, although there may
be no" place like Nebraska, the
college people who make up its
population do not differ too
much from year to year in their
attitude toward activities, Social
organizations, athletic events
and the matter of education.
walls and a roof under me," says
Professor Collins. All he wants
overhead is a skyfull of stars.
Professor Collins, Department
of mathematics and astronomy,
is an Oxford graduate and an
Englishman from way back. He
came to America, sort of reverse
lend-lease, shortly after World
War I. He has the Englishman's
typical quiet humor.
He has about 60 '..students in
his classes, and given room in
which to put them, would wel
come more. His classes are the
only ones that time their meet
ings by when the sun sets. Once
the stars are out, it's good-by
classroom and "out telescopes!"
During the 30's, WPA labor
built a small observatory on the
Ag campus. It was used for a
couple of years or so, until it's
delicate mechanism was knocked
out of kilter. Following that,,
astronomy classes used to meet
on grassy hillsides outside of
town. When the astronomy de
partment bus broke down, that
too was ended. Recent classes
have operated from the ground
on the city campus.
"We have to dodge around
buildings to find stars," reports
Collins. "We'll be glad to get up
on that roof."
A newcomer to the department
will be surprised at the various
types of equipment about. Star
maps, globes, planispheres, and
a number of gadgets strange to
a layman lie about. A class as
signment might read, "'Locate
precisely Saturn and Mars, with
specific identification of each."
Here the student will learn Ursa
Major from Ursa Minor, hear
names like Sagittauras and Betel
geuse, and woe to the one who
mistakes Mars for Sirius!
The classes balance about
50-50 between the sexes, accord
ing to Professor Collins. Some of
the male students even show up
to night classes with girl friends.
They sit on the grass and point
out stars. "You know," remarks
the professor, "it makes a good
line when the boy can tell his
girl the names of the stars!"
Collins is quick to point out
that stars are useful for more
purposes than flirtation. Celes
tial navigation is an essential
part of education for naval and
air force navigators.
Space Age Next
With the air age firmly estab
lished, the space age may be
next. V-2 and Viking rockets
point to things to come, with a
weekend on the moon or a trip
to Mars now in the realm of
possibility. One who deals with
the stars can't have his imagina
tion earth-bound, as Professor
Collins has proved. He recently
read a paper before the Nebraska
Academy of Science, which dealt
with problem of extra-terrene
Does anyone want to rush over
and register for Astronomy 70 In
moot for mominallnna follow l
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