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Vol. 50 No. 153
LINCOLN 8, NEBRASKA
Tuesday, June 20, 1950
schools will be on display in Room 108 Burnett hall 19 thru
23., Monday to Friday.
The occasion is the annual Textbook Exhibit sponsored
annuayy by approximately 25 textbook companies for the
Denem Oi xeacners ana supenn
attending the summer
Paralleling the textbook exhibit
will be an audio-visual aids show
in Room 114 Burnett hall. This is
the second year such an exhibit
has been prepared by distributors
of audio-visual aids, and the first
time it -has been -hown in con
junction with the textbook ex
hibit The textbook display will fea
ture texts, maps, globes and
charts which can- be used in
teaching elementary and secon
dary school children. This portion
of the exhibit is under the direc
tion of H. B. Vifquain; secretary
treasurer of the Nebraska book
The audio-visual aids show will
feature a display of the latest
equipment in showing films, slides,
During the exhibit, which will
be open from -9 to 12 noon and
from 1 to 4 p. m., representatives
from each company will be pres
ent to explain the displays.
According to Dr. Frank E.
Sorenson, director of the summer
session, the University sponsors
the exhibit because it Ogives
teachers an opportunity to study
teaching aids while they are on
the campus attending the summer
This is the largest display of its
kind to be shown in the state,
though smaller exhibits are dis
played around the state during
Annroximatelv 700 Nebraska
farmers toured the University
agronomy farm here Friday to
view experimental plots and to
catch upon the latest in crop
Agronomy department special
ists termed Friday one of the most
successful and largest agronomy
field davs in history. Farmers
f.-dinH a "luxurious" growth of
small grain varieties on the farm.
Many said they had never seen
crops look better.
The men heard specialists of
the areonomy department outline
the latest information on insect
control, the use of fertilizers,
lesser known legumes of promise
in Nebraska, crass seed produc
tion and clover seed production.
Farmers were warned tnai tne
insect problem is going to hit
earlier this year because of warm,
Henry Wolfe, extension agron
omist, was the spokesman on
wheat production, and estimated
it to be very good this year with
Pawnee county having the most
mature crop. Neal bhafer, weed
researcher at the University ex
plained new methods of crop
spraying on various crops.
Entomologist, Larry Bewick; Dr.
T. Ii. Goodding of the agronomy
department; Dr. G. T. Webster,
University research agronomist;
Laird Wofe, manager of the soil
conservation service nursery at
Water loo: and Dr. M. D. WelUon,
extension soils specialist were
some of the authorities giving Iec
tures and demonstrations through
out the tour.
Cnoies of the Purdue ratine
scale for instructors are available
in -the Daily Nebraskan office for
the. use of summer school teach
ers who would like to test the
use of the teacher rating blanks.
Tjist semester the Dailv Nebras
kan had a number of the blanks
printed for the use of University
instructors and some are still
The Purdue ratintf' scale was
formulated by G. C. Brandenbury
and H. H Kemmers. and is usea
by a number of schools and uni
versittes around the country.
The scale rates the instructors
on a scale which is labeled with
varying degrees of the quality be
1 Interest in subiect.
2. Sympathetic attitude toward
" 3. Fairness in eradin?.
4. Liberal and progressive atti
5. Presentation of subject mat
6. Sense of proportion and hu
7. Self-reliance and confidence
8. Personal peculiarities.
9. Personal appearance.
10. Stimulating intellectual curiosity.
Dr. Herbert P. Jacobi, biochem
ist of the University of Nebraska
rallem of medicine. Omaha, is
amnnf 32 American scientists en
rolled in a special short course at
the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuc
lear Studies. Oak Ridee. Tenn.
In the course the scientists are
taught new ways of using radio
isotopes in research. itaaioiso
trvrxi are atoms which eive off
radiation. Wittua Geiger counter
they can be traced through com
plicated chemical and biological
School carries on in spite of the
temporary darkness that en
veloped many buildings on cam
pus last Friday.
Pingpong enthusiasts were seen
crawling around on their hands
and knees looking for lost balls.
The Crib had many patrons dis
pite the limited menu of limeades,
lemonade, ice cream and water.
Much to everyone's surprise pro
fessors were very adept at giving
lectures and assignments in the
dusk of a classoom.
The dimout was caused by a
short in the power circut between
the campus and the mam power
plant The central electrictrical
switch is located in the tunnel by
Morrill hall and from there power
lines branch to all parts of the
campus. Lights went out for a
short while Thursday, but were
repaired with a warning that the
whole system would probably go
out sometime soon. Friday the
nredirtion was fulfilled and re
pair was not completed until late
YM to Sponsor
From behind the iron curtain
comes the Russian produced film
"Stone Flower." The film won
the first prize for color from the
Cannes International Film Fes
tival, and will be presented twice,
nt 3 n. m and again at
8 n m.. on Tuesday. June 20,
i n T iva I ,ihra rv auditorium.
Admission for the Y. M. C. A.
sponsored showing is 50 cents.
The picture is filmed in a new
secret color process devised by
The story deals with young
Danila, who under the tutelage
of a master craftsman, carves the
hare of a flower out of stone.
He realizes that a much more
beautiful carving could be made
and is lured by the Queen of
the Omner Mountain to eo in
search of a flower which combines
the eternitv of stone with the
mortality of a flower.
Under the Mountain the Queen
shows him vast quantities of pre
cious stones and metals. Amid
this setting he sees the stone
flower, and improves his copy of
it, only to find when he finishes
it that he is a prisoner of the
t nt the fVinner Mountains.
This picture is being returned
by special request, as a lormci
showing was so well received by
Second Union Artist Series
To Feature 'Gypsy9 Music
"The Gypsies," only group of
its kind giving concerts in Amer
ica, will be presented Wednes
day, June 28 at 8 p. m. in the
Union ballroom as the second in
the Summer Artist Scries.
Distinctive, entertaining, yet
educational, say critics, "The Gyp
sies" are representative of the
unusual musical culture of a peo
ple whose origin remains a mys
tery. "The Gypsies" bring to their
audience the results of a decade
of research in Gypsy music,
t Old Gypsies
Under the direction of story
telling Herbert Bagwell, violinist,
and authority on Gypsy Music and
folklore, the concert theme car
ries the audience back to the days
of the Gypsies upon whose tunes
Liszt and Brahms fashioned their
Boasting several complete
changes of costumes, the beauty
of which is said to have left even
Hollywood talent scouts gasping,
"The Gypsies" possess a ward
robe which appeals to the eye as
much as the music appeals to the
ear. These costumes, the result of
years of labor and perfected at
the cost of thousands of dollars,
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HERBERT BAGWELL Direc
tor of "The Gypsies" troupe
which will appear in the Union
set the stage for a well-rounded
The 80-minute program includes
short Gypsy tunes done in "glam
orized peasant costumes" for spe
cial lighting effects, violin solos
in a modern mode, light opera
and American Ballad vocal solos
done in formal dress, and Gypsy
compositions done in ensemble
Union, Y's Plan
v. S i S
as an outstanding phiolsphic
The work of the University
professor was recognized last
week as a major contribution to
the development of philosophy in
The professor is Dr. William H.
Werkmeister, head of the Univer
sity's Department of Philosophy.
The work has his latest book,
"History of Philosophical Ideas in
America" published in 1949.
The recognition came from the
1950 edition of "The New Inter
national Year Book," which said
"A growing number of books
are being written in the United
States on one phase or another
of philosophical thought. The
most learned and ambitious of
these volumes for 1949 is W. H,
Werkmeister's "History of Philos-
iphical Ideas in America . . . For
the period since the Civil war,
Werkmeister's book provides a
detailed and technical account.
And it has the distinction of doing
more than any other book to make
intelligible the career of meta
physical idealism in this country."
The "History of Philosophical
Ideals" is Dr. Werkmeister's third
book since the end of World war
II. The others are: "The Basis
and Structure of Knowledge" and
"An Introduction to Critical
Thinking." In 1940 a fourth book,
"A Philosophy of Science," was
published. All of Dr. Werkmeis
ter's books are widely used as
textbooks in colleges and umver
sities of the U. S.
In addition to his books, and
numerous articles appea'-'ng in
philosophical journals, Dr. t ?rk
meister's growing reputation as
one of America's foremost philoso
phers is attested to by the following:'
(1) Appointment as a Lecturer
of Philosophy at Harvard Univer
sity for the 1950-51 school year,
for which he has been granted a
leave of absence from the Uni
versity of Nebraska;
(2) Invited to give a. series of
special lectures before the faculty
and students of the Princeton Uni
versity Department of Philosophy
in the fall of 1950:
(3) Appointed editor of the
"Philosophical Quarterly" pub
lished at the University of South
ern California last spring;
(4) Invited to give the second
Tully 'Cleon Knoles Lectures in
Philosophy at the College of Pa
cific, Stockton, Calif., last. May;
(5) Invited to give a two-day
lectureship before the faculty and
students , of six universities and
collepos hild at the University of
Southern California last May;
"This Man and Women" is the
topic of the first discussion of the
marriage relations series spon
sored by the YWCA, YMCA, and
the Union. Wednesday, June 23
from 1:30 to 3 in the Union lounge
is the time and place.
Mrs. Angelme Anderson, assis
tant professor of home economics,
will be the speaker. She will talk
on the subject "What You Bring
to Marriage." Later there will be
a discussion on the topic and a
film entitled "It Takes All Kinds."
This film is adopted from Henry
Bowman's book, Marriage For
Moderns. The tilm shows a series
of young people, each one reacting
to an identical tense situation, and
each one disclosing the essential
pattern of his or her personality.
It also demonstrates how these
personality traits can be judged
in terms of mate selections.
Before everyone goes out into
the heat of the day lemonade will
This series is a new venture for
the university. Every Wednesday
there will be a meeting for all
those interested in attending.
June 28, the topic "Choice of
Mate" will be discussed. Dr. Wil
liam Hall, professor of educational
psychology, will be the main
speaker. The film, "This Charming
Couple," is scheduled for showing.
"Religion in Courtship and Mar
riage," is the next subject which
will be examined. Rev. John
Douglas Clyde from the Westmin
ster Presbyterian church will
speak and lead the discussion.
Dr. Janet Palmer, lecturer in
medical information in social work
will giye a talk on the subject
of "Sexual Adjustment in Mar
riage." This is the program for
the afternoon of July 12.
The last topic of discussion is
entitled "Marriage Today" which
will be held July 19. Two films
will be shown; "Who's Boss" and
"Marriage Today." The speakers
for the afternoon are Dr. Malcomb
Swanson, staff physician, Student
Health and Mrs. Angeline Ander
son who is an instructor on fam
ily relations on the Ag campus.
The committee for the clinic is
composed o f Eleanor Erickson,
Mary Hubka, Jan Zlomke, Ralph
Hannaman, Ruth Shinn, Profes
sor Kenneth Cannon, Duane E.
Lake, Mrs. Angeline Anderson,
Eugene Sibson, and Mrs. Genene
Professor William J. Loeffel,
head of the animal husbandry de
partment of the University, was
signally honored at a banquet
given by the National Live Stock
and Meat board at its annual
meeting in Chicago recently.
Recognition was accorded Pro
fessor Loeffel's outstanding serv
ice in the meats field covering
a period of more than 25 years.
Professor Loeffel received his
master of science degree from the
University in 1929. He joined the
animal husbandry department of
the University and began teaching
meat courses in 1919. He was
made department head in 1940.
The board reports that Prof.
Loeffel has taken an active part
in coaching meat judging teams at
leading livestock expositions, and
his teams have made creditable
records. He has also assisted the
board at the various times in
demonstrations, exhibits and in
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