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Vol. 50 No. 151
LINCOLN 8, NEBRASKA
Tuesday, June 13, 1950
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THE HOLBROOKS The first in a series of four Summer Artists
will appear in the Union ballroom Wednesday, June 14, at 8 p. m.
in a "Theater of Great Personalities." Hal and Ruby Holbrook are
the acting team which has toured the country giving their inter
pretations of scenes from well-known plays. The Holbrooks will
do scenes from the life of Elizabeth and Essex, Robert and 'Eliza
beth Browning, and a scene from Hamlet.
Holbrooks to Present
'Great Personalities 9
Hal and Ruby Holbrook will
present their "Theatre of Great
Personalities," Wednesday, June
14, at 8 p.m. in the Union ball
room, as the first in the Summer
Artist Series...-... ... ......
As a dramatic team, the Hol
brooks will present four scenes
from their repertoire . which in
cludes portrayals of such famous
characters as Queen Victoria and
Prince Albert, Hamlet and his
mother, Rosalind and Orlando,
Queen Elizabeth and Lord Essex,
Robert and Elizabeth Browning,
Mark Twain, Macbeth and Lady
Macbeth, Anolphe and Agnes and
St Joan of Arc
The personal story of the Hol
brooks began in Newfoundland
during the war. With considerable
free time in the evenings, Hol
brook noticed a newspaper clip
ping in the St. John's newspaper
announcing that casting for the
A. A. V V A. .
nexi ot. jonns uiue xneaire
production would take place that
night. He was riding the bus on
- his way b&ck to the base and
instead of getting off, he took the
round trip back into town, tried
out for the play, and got the lead
His leading lady was a girl
named Ruby.- They had many
scenes together in the show, which
meant they often worked late on
On opening night, Ruby com
foletelv stole the show, and so
amazed her leading man with her
display of talent that he forgot
In Photo Series
There are only a few vacancies
In the Summer Photo Lab series,
so students, faculty and staff are
urged to register now in the Un
ion Activities Office. The lessons
in photography will be held in
the Union Craft Shop and Publi
cations Dark Room on Fridays
from 10 to twelve. The first les
ton will be Friday, June 16.
Participants will furnish their
own cameras and film, paying
only 25 at the initial meeting to
cover the cost of dark room chem
icals. Professor Ray Morgan, School of
Journalism, will instruct the se
ries which will cover photography
lighting, developing, field trips,
care of equipment, and special ef
fects. Rodson Riggs will be as
his lines in one spptip ant -vo v.j
to gracefully ad lib them out of
a aeiicate situation.
The result was that Wai n
posed. They were married not long
afterwards in New York, on Hal's
iviurn jo me states. ...
Holbrook, whose mother had
been in musical comedy with
Ziegfield and whose uncle had a
long theatrical background around
the turn of the century, had been
a student at Denison University
in Ohio before the war, so the
newlyweds went back there . to
finish their college education
Together, they appeared in over
twenty productions at Denison in
two years, and took a heaw
schedule of courses besides.
At the beginning of their senior
year, the head of the Department
of Theatre Arts call!
night around midnight, with an
oner w a jod wnicn would con
sist of touring the southwest for
thirty weeks with tHeir stum
But the Holbrooks wouM h
to develop their own repertoire.
mey accepted the job on the
spot, signed a contract for the
tour, and started to work on the
show which was to be called
"Theatre of Great Personalities.'
The program became a project
for honors in Theatre Arts at
Denison. The Holbrook mvp their
snow lorty-odd try out perform
ances in the midwest durin? the
school year, and then, after a sea
son or summer stock, started out
on tour, me thirty weeks trip
broueht them before three hun
dred and seven audiences and
covered thirty thousand miles.-
The summer season at the
Union was begun last Friday
when Z.&00 students attended the
annual Open House, built around
the theme of "El Rancho."
Featured at the nrvn hmco
were dancing, games, movies and
reiresnments. Jtutipnts cot a
chance to sonare Hancp in the
ballroom, while in Parlors ABC
a cnucKwagon served reiresn
ments typically western.
In 'addition to the re?ularW
enrolled summer school students,
high schools attending Boys and
Girls States, and the All-State
fine arts students were invited
to attend the party.
Soonsored bv the Union activi
ties committee, arrangements for
the party were under the direc
tion of Bettv Rops1pi Hpnrv
Cech, Husker basketballer, was
toastmaster at the intermission
Floyd W. Hoover, assistant Reg
istrar and Director of Admissions,
has announced that there are
3,300 students enrolled in the 1950
summer session. Nearly 1,000 of
these are registered in the gradu
After Monday June 42, late reg
istrations and drops and adds will
be handled in the Administration
offices. Late fees will have to be
paid after this date.
Since most , of the G. I - stu
dents are nearly through with
their education, says Hoover,
there is a slump in the enroll
ment Last summer's total was
3,706. The Administration office
expects that the summer regis
trations at the Universitv will
never return to the pre-war level
oi around 2,000.
Summer activities need all stu
dents with some "time on their
hands." Anne Barger, chairman of
the special summer activities
group urges all to come to the
introductory meetinc to be held
june 14 ai7 p. m. 113 .tlje Union.
Miss Barger would like all stu
dents interested to sign up as "it
is a good way to become acquaint
ed with activities at the Univer
sity." Coed counselors are espe
cially asked to join.
The purpose of the erouo is to
assist the different campus organ
izations in all projects. One of the
biggest jobs is obtaining student
talent for shows sponsored by the
A booth has been set up in the
Union to enlist workers for the
various groups. When filing for
work, students should lisf phone
number, organizations belonged
to,' type of work interested in,
talents . for Red Cross, summer
address, home town and amount
of free time willing to spend on
Those wanting work in these
groups should either sign up at
the bxith or call Miss Barger at
Members of the board are: Jean
Louden, AWS; Norma Chubbuck,
Daily Nebraskan; Jackie Soren
son, AUF; Ann Jane Hall, Build
ers; Rod Riggs, Union; Miriam
Willey, Coed Counselor, and Joan
Hanson, Red Cross. j
6.7 EliS8ion Sncom
The University in 1950-51 will operate on about $100,
000 less than it had for the current fiscal year, R. W. Devoe,
Lincoln, president of the Board of Regents, reported Mon
day. The 1950-51 budget totals $6,765,560.79, a reduction of
$104,754.30 from the current year.
lhe $Mb5,ooO budget is supported by revenue from five
yij ?t,uuu,uuu appropn-
hated by the last legislature from
tne state general fund; (2) $840,-
&ii.ti m lederal funds; (3) $1,-
on,suu in casn funds which in
eludes $1,570,000 in estimated stn
dent fees, $25,000 in endowment
income, and $16,200 in state voca
tional funds: (4) Sion
cial state building levy funds; and
ko) -sn.uso.sif m operating re
Expenditures for the next fiscal
year include nearly $2,000,000 for
agricultural teaching, research and
extension work; $771,000 for
maintenance and operation of
buildings and grounds; over $800,
000 for the College of Medicine;
and the remainder for teaching,
researcn and public service ac
tivities of all other University
agencies located on the two Lin
coln campuses, the Omaha ram
pus, the School of Agriculture at
LurtlS. the aSTlCUltliral snKcta.
tions at Valentine, Mitchell, Alli
ance and North Platte, and the
Fruit Farm at Union
The $100,000 in building levy
funds appearing in the operating
Duoget is to be used for main
tenance work. Devf said
During the next fiscal year the
University also estimates, Devoe
said, it will receive $3,780,015 in
receipts trom dormitories, cafe
terias, bookstores, student activi
ties and agricultural enterprises.
Tnese funds are put back into
these activities to continue their
For Home Ec
A course on Ae colleee needs
three more coeds to learn to plan
The course. Home F 42. has
seven women now enrolled in the
class, but unless three more stu
dents recister for the course, it
will not be offered. Taught by Dr.
BrooKs, the course covers meal
nlannine. oreDaration. and nutri
Anyone interested in the course
should contact Miss Brooks on Ag
campus, or register for the class.
Extension Division Registrar
Completes 31 Year Service
A woman who for 31 vears has
followed with interest the sholas
tic progress of hundreds of stu
dents she has never seen Hnsf-i
her desk for the last time June 8
at the University Extension Divi
She is Mrs. Edith Foster Brown
who is retiring as registrar of the
division which each vear includes
among its duties the servicing of
4,uuu college students with corre
spondence material. , .
When she rame'ln wort fnr fha
Extension ; division in 1919 Mrs.
Brown was a widow with three
small children to suDDort. She
later married the late J. A. Brown.
Lincoln attornev. and tneether
they provided all of their children
with college educations.
Looking back-on her career with
the universitv. Mrs. Brown was
quick to. say that her most satis
fying experience has been her
contact with students some bv
mail, others in persons. i
"This year," she said, "there
were 245 in my graduating class."
She explained that her class was
comprised of college students who
completed work by correspond
ence for their degrees.
Though most of her students
never saw Mrs. Brown, many have
Kept m touch thru the vears bv
mail. A teacher in Pocatello, Ida.,
never fails to send a birthdav
card despite the fact that more
man years have passed since
ner application for correspondence
worK was nandied by Mrs. Brown.
Mrs. Brown's first proiect uoon
retirement is a trip to Oregon
where she will spend the summer
with members of her familv. She
plans to return to Lincoln in Au
gust m time to eet her home at
5513 Cleveland ready for Ne
braska Wesleyan universitv stu
This "past vear. five Weslevan
boys stayed at her home and she
plans on others this falL
On 3rd War
"Can Science Save Us?" is the
theme for the first in the series
of three All-University clinic
meetings, which began June 12
and will continue through June
13 on the University campus.
Chancellor R. G. Gustavson,
the principal speaker, inaugur
ated the series Monday, with an
address entitled "Can Engineer
ing Save Us?"
The clinic is two days in length
and will explore critical matters
of general interest. Everyone on
campus and civic leaders are in
vited to attend all sessions and
participate in the quesion and
June 13 Program:
11 a.m. Discussion neriorf in
Love Library auditorium. Chair
man for meeting is Dean Green,
chief consultant to Dr. Gustavson.
June 26 Program:
Second clinic of the series be
gins June 26, with the theme. "Is
me united nations x ailing?"
9:30 Faculty Lounge. Union.
press and radio conference.
12 D.m. Union: onen rvnlv y
University Summer Session Staff.
Chairman Dr. Frank Sorenson,
Director cf the Summer Session.
will introduce Charles Malik,
Delegate of Lebanon to the United
Nations, who will speak on "The
United Nations Answer to the
Problem of Discrimination."
7:30 Love Library auditorium.
Charles Malik will speak on "Is
the United Nations Failing?"
Chairman is Dr. Rovce Knann.
Professor of Secondary Educa
tion Director. Nebraska Citizen
June 27 Program:
10 a.m. Love Library auditor
ium. Chairman. Chancellor R.
G. Gustavson: discussion tonier
Implication of the Universal De
claration of Human Riehts." Chipf
consultant: Charles Malik.
All-Universitv Clinic, number
three, July 10-11 with the theme
wny reed the Multitudes?"
July 10 Program:
9:30 Faculty Lounge KfuHent
Union. Press and Radio Confer
12 p.m. Noon luncheon ses
sion. OPen only to Universitv
Summer Session Staff. Speaker
is Dr. Duncan Wall, Director of
the World Food and Agricultural
Organization. Chairman is Dr. W.
V. Lambert, Dean College of Ag
riculture. 7:30 Love Library auditorium.
Vai Peterson. Governor of Ne- ;
braska is the guest: principal
speaker of the evening is Dr.
Duncan Wall, who will talk on
"Why Feed the Multitudes?"
July 11 Program:
9 a.m. Discussion tonic "Ho.
braska's Place in the Worlrf Tor
and Agricultural Ora
Chief Consultant: Dr. Duncan
Wall. Chairman: Dean W V
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