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Vol. 50 No. 157
LINCOLN 8, NEBRASKA
Friday, July 7, 1950
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RED CROSS DELEGATES Red Cross volunteers from ail parts of
the country met in Detroit last week for the 1950 American Red
Cross convention- Approximately 20 college student volunteers
were among those attending the convention. Gene Berg, former
president of the University unit, is shown above comparing program
notes with Merlene Ditner, of Mary grove college, Detroit, and Her
mirse Br owe. University of Detroit Berg is also a former managing
editor of the Daily Nebraskan.
Berg Reports Red Cross
Interest in College Workers
A definite place for college stu- groups that brings students into
dents to serve their community j contact with the community, they
lies in work with the Red Cross,
according to Gene Berg, Univer
sity senior who recently returned
from the Red Cross national con
vention. Berg attended the convention
held in Detroit June 26 to 29 as a
scr.ior voting delegate from Lan
caster county chapter. He is past
president of the campus Red Cross
"Though I have always believed
there is a real curcose in Red I
Cross work on the campus." said
Berg, "the convention reempha
sized for me the interest of Red
Cross in service by col'ege stu
dents. On every level of the or
ganization, the need for young
volunteers was stressed."
Berg was one of approximate!?
twenty college students frcm all
parts of the country who attended
the convention. Over 5,000 dele
gates from Red CrofS chapters
convened in Detroit for the four
In one of the convention ses
sions. Berg took part in a panel
5L?cussion of Red Cross college
activities. He spoke on the topic.
""Why give special attention to col
lege students as participants in
Red Cross services." and stressed
the benefits both the Red Cross
and college students have to gain
from their association. "
He told an audience of college
Undents. Red Cross officials and
chapter delegates that college stu
cents "en campus Red Cross
lervace builds leadership, confi
dence and resourcefulness. Olf
ca.T.pus, through one of the few
see real people w ith real needs
and find things that seldom reach
the text books."
Other discussions in the session
concerned college student partici
pation in Red Cross volunteer
services, blood program and other
activities on campuses all over the
Delegates to the convention
heard a keynote address by
George C. Marshall, president of
the American National Red Cross.
Other convention speakers in
cluded W Stuart Symington,
chairman of the national security
resources board: Mrs. Oveta Cu'.p
Hobby, war-time commander of
the vi'AC'S; Dr. Ralph J. Eunche.
mediator of the Palestine dispute;
Bonatcs de Rouge, secretary-gen
eral of the League oi uea cross
societies; and Dr. Lillian M. Gil
treih, mother of Cheaper by the
Other convention . highlights,
said Berg, included a "colorful"
International flight program: a
dramatization of the volunteer's
part in Red Cross: and movies and
displays. On the lighter side of the
agenda were a moonlight boat
cruise on the Detroit river, a ma
jor league ball game and a dinner
party for college students in
Among the coHeges and univer
sities represented by the delegates
were Cornell, University of Chi
cago, University of Oregon, Oregon
Slate, University of Indiana, Uni
versity of Illinois. Washington
University, Iowa State, University
See Eid Cross, P. 2
The University Summer Session
and the state's county school su
perintendents will join forces next
week to restudy the effectiveness
of our rural school teaching meth
ods. Dr. Calvin H. Reed of the Uni
versity's Teachers College faculty
announced that a two-week long
seminar will be held on the cam
pus starting next Monday, July 10.
"The University Teachers Col
lege is happy to provide its facili
ties and resources for the im
provement of rural elementary ed
ucation," Dr. Reed said. The sem
inar for county superintendents
and rural supervisors will have
the double barreled objectives of
(1) putting what we are now do
ing under the education micro
scopes, and (2) taking a good hard
look at new teaching practices
as they apply to rural schools."
Dr. Reed said the seminar will
focus this year primarily on the
language arts of reading, writing
and speaking, and upon music.
The seminar this summer is the
first in a series of three to be
held each summer at the Univer
sity to review the whole field of
rural teaching. The course fee is
$10 and can be taken for Univer
In addition to representatives of
the State Superintendents office,
the county superintendent and the
Universiy, three nationally known
educators are on the program.
They are: - . -
Mrs. Meredith Smith, supervi-
visor, Bucks county schools in
Pennsylvania, leading in reading
and language arts.
Mrs. Annette Rich, supervisor
of elementary school music in Wil
liamson county, Illinois.
Dr. Roger Albright, director of
Educational services. Motion Pic
ture association in Washington, D.
.C, a leader in the field of audio
C of C to Honor
Two changes of command, one
the installing of Captain T. A.
Donovan as new KROTC head
on the campus succeeding Cap
tain W. u. Messmer. will be
recognized at a special luncheon
at the Lincoln Chamber of Com
merce on Monday. July 10.
"Part of the program will be
devoted to honoring Commander
L. S. Melsom of the Naval Air
Reserve Station and his succes
sor. Captain A. E. Loornis; and
Captain T. A. Donovan, new
commanding officer of the Naval
ROTC at the University. The
other portion will honor their
counterparts in other national
defense branches." President
T. A. Sick of the Chamber said
Tickets at Sl.25 each are now-
available at the Chamber offices
to anyone desiring to attend. Re
serve. National Guard and mili
try personnel on active duty are
especially invited. Sick sasd.
Captain W. L. !.!05rr.-r has
already left for his new assign
ment. Col. Ja.T.cs II. Workman. Army
ROTC head, and U Col. Alex
Jarr.ies-cn. Air ROTC command
ing officer will be amor.g the
The Union will sponsor a
workshop for fun and relaxation,
through "Square Dancing." this
Friday from 8:30 until 11:30 p.m.
Free . to students, staff, and
guests of the University, the
Square Dance will be taught and
"called1' by Mrs. Elvera Chris
tiansen, assistant professor of
physical education for women.
Ifucir wi!l tw furnished fcr Mrs.
W. C. Harper at the piano, and I
Er&il Brockky on the fiddle. I
The third and last in the series
of All-University clinics will be
held Monday and Tuesday. July
10 and 11. Topic of the final clinic
is "Why Feed the Multitudes?"
As part of the general theme of
the clinics "Is a Third War the
only Answer?" the main address
of the conference will be delivered
Monday night at 7:30 p. m., in
Love Library auditorium by Dun
can Wall, Director of Informa
tion. World Food and Agriculture
Dr. Wall will adclress a faculty
luncheon Monday, and will be a
member of a panel discussion on
Tuesday. The session on Tuesday
will begin at 9 a. m., in Love Li
bary auditorium. In addition to
Dr. Wall, the panel will include
Dr. Claude Rhoad. chairman of
the department of vocational edu
cation of the University; G. F. Lie
bendorfer, with the state depart
ment of vocational education; and
Dr. Leslie Hevves, chairman of the
L'niversity department of geog
raphy. Chairman of the session
will be Dean W. V. Lambert, of
the College of Agriculture. Dean
Lambert will also be chairman of
the noon and evening sessions on
Dr. Wall was appointed to his
present post with FAO in July
1948. Previous to that, he served
as secretary of the United States
FAO Interagency committee,
which dealt with FAO affairs in
the national government. A gradu
ate of the University of Missouri
School of Joumaism, Dr. Wall has
worked on newspapers in Iowa,
Kansas, and Oklahoma.
Final In Series
This will conclude the All-University
clinics for the 1950 Sum
mer Session. The first meetings
were concerned with the role of
science in a third war. Chancellor
R. G. Gustavson who was the main
speaker, discussed "Can Science
Save Us?" The second clinic con
sidered the role of the United
Nations. Dr. Charles Malik,
delegate to the UN from Lebanon
discussed "Is the U. N. Failing," to
an overflow audience on June 26.
The program for the last clinic
is as follows:
9:30 a. m.: Faculty Lounge,
Union Press and radio conference.
12 Noon: Y.W.C.A luncheon
open only to University Summer
Chairman: Dr. W. V. Lambert,
Dean, CoOege of Agriculture.
Address: The Program of the
World Food and Agricultural Or
ganization. Speaker: Dr. Duncan Wall.
7:30 p. m.: Love Library audi
torium. Chairman: Dean Lambert, hon
ored guest: Yil Peterson, governor
Speaker: Dr. Wall.
9 a. m: Love Library auditor
ium. Chairman: Dean W. V. Lambert.
Discussion topic: Nebraska's place
in the World Food and Agricul
Chief consultant: Dr. Wall.
'Mikado9 to Show
At Union Sunday
"The Mikado." Gilbert and
Sullivan Operetta, comes to the
Union screen, Sunday, July 9, at
7:40 p.m. as the third in the
Summer. Artist Series.
The film, free to the staff.
faculty and students, and guests,
Courte'Sv Lincoln Journal
DEAN LAMBERT To preside
as chairman of the meetings of
the All-University clinic on
"Why Feed the Multitudes?"
Readers Give j
To 'Moby Did '
The Bronx cheer was given to
the ten most boring books as
taken by a poll of the Columbia
University Press thru its maga
zine "The Pleasures of Publish
ing." Editors, writers, booksellers,
librarians, liberary critics and
amateurs were included the hun
Any high school or college stu
dent would recognize these "un
interestig ten" among those re
quired in their reading lists.
The Old Testament received a
few votes. The Kinsey Report
and 17 of Shakespeare's plays
were among the ranks of the
worst publications. Shakespeare
on the whole was number 41 on
the list and the most boring play
was "As You Like It."
In descending order, these
milestones in literature were on
Melville's "Moby Dick" Mil
ton's "Paradise Lost," Spenser's
"Faerie Queene," Boswell's "Life
of Samuel Johnson," Richard
son's "Pamela," Eliot's "Silas
Marner," Scott's "Ivanhoe," Cer
vantes "Don Quixote," and
U. of X. Receives
The University College of
Dentistry has received a con
tinuation grant of $5,000 from the
National Advisory Cancer Coun
cil of the U.S. Public Health.
The grant u tor a continuation
cf a program started a year ago
with an initial grant of $5,000.
'Dr. Donald T. Waggenc r.
chairman of the oral pathology
department in the dental college,
said the grant is part of the U.S.
Public Health Service funds cur
rently being given universities
and colleges to support a pro
gram of cancer education and
The grant to Nebraska will be
used for a two fold program.
Dr. Waggener said, of teaching
and research designed to aid
dentists and dental students in
the diagnosis and care of can
cer of the mouth and adjacent
stars Kenny Baker, John Barclay,
and the D'Oyly Carte Chorus.
A Prestige Picture, released thru
U n i v e r s al-International, The
Mikado" is authentic with th
operetta. The color is by Technicolor.
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