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Tuesctay, My 11, 1950
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Negro Folklore and Dances
Final Artist Series Feature
American Negro Folklore will
be presented as the final program
in the 1950 Summer Artist Series,
when the Katherine Flowers
Dancers appear in "Bamboula to
Bop," Wednesday, July 19, at 8
p.m. in the air-conditioned Union
Dances dating back 300 years in
American Negro folklore form
part of this entertainment. Old
dance forms with all their tra
ditions, humor, subtlety, and
color have been brought back to
life, and in them there may be
detected the historical antece
dents of some of our seemingly
most modern theatre.
There is a considerable variety
primitive dance rituals spring
ing from the Voodoo Snake Wor
ship and Black Magic of the Lou
isiana Creoles, the gay and de
lightful social dance that became
LeRoy Burket, University art
instructor, is the recipient of a
1950 Fullbright Award, Dean R.
W. Goss of the Graduate College
Burket will leave for Paris,
France in August where he will
study for the next school year at
the Sorbonne and later at the
Ecole National Superieure de
Beaux Arts. He has been given a
year's leave of absence from the
A native of Iowa, Burket holds
a bachelors and masters cegree in
fine arts from the University of
Iowa. He joined the University of
Nebraska faculty in 1948.
Last year one of his oil paint
ings "Rock Inhabitants," won a
$200 purchase prize at the Ninth
Annual Missouri Exhibition held
in St. Louis. In 1949 also, one of
his .sculptures, "Figure," done in
Georgian marble, was selected for
exhibition in the Third Interna
tional Sculpture Show ivi Phila
delphia, one of the foremost exhi
bitions of its kind. Other paintings
and drawings by Burket have been
shown at the Walker Art Center
in Minnesota, the Colorado Springs
Art Center, Joslyn Art Museum in
Omaha and the Mulvane Art Mu
seum in Topeka, Kas.
Fullbright Award winners get
transportation, allowances for
books and supplies, free tuition,
and living allowance. Funds used
are foreign currencies realized
through U. S. surplus property
The University's Art Depart
ment currently has another mem
ber of its faculty Hal Wilmuth
studying in Rome as a Fullbright
scholar for the 1949-50 school
"Wtt. w lhr4 im trail house so long w got ud to hiring
the famous Cake Walk, the fast
and furious Bamboula itself, the
atrical source materials and street
cries, and "Be-Bop." '
The dances are staged by Kath
erine Flowers, a Northwestern
University graduate and former
teacher of Women's Physical Edu
cation in the Chicago schools. Her
narrations briefly introduce his
torical situations and atmosphere.
Six dancers, who also play Congo
drums and piano, form the troupe.
Katherine Flowers wanted to
discover the secret of the unusual
and basic ability of the Negro to
dance as he does, so she com
bined the study" of Anthropolgy
with dance while a student. Then
she traveled the South investi
gating the origins of these fam
ous dances among the Negroes.
At present, she is working on
a book, a compilation of her find
ings. She has authored many
newspaper and magazine articles
on American Negro Dance.
The program presented by the
1950 Summer Sessions and the
Union will be free to students,
faculty, and guests of the Uni
versity. Ag Professor
Dr. F. D. Weim, chairman of
the agronomy department of the
University has announced that
several graduates of the Univer
sity have accepted positions at
other schools and will continue
their graduate work this fall.
Leroy Nittler of Geneva, who
received his masters degree with
a major in agronomy will continue
his graduate studies in plant
breeding at Cornell University.
Elmer Remmenga, who gradu
ated with high distinction in June
with a Bachelor of Science degree,
has accepted a position as assist
ant statistician in agronomy at
Purdue University. In addition he
will have the opportunity to work
toward his Doctor's degree.
Merle Teel. who will receive his
masters degree at the end of sum
mer school with a major in agron
omy, has accepted a position as
instructor in aeronomv at Purdue
University. He will also continue
his graduate work.
Donald Smith, who has been a
graduate student in agronomy the
past year, reports to Cornell Uni
versity where he will continue his
graduate studies in plant genetics.
In addition, Dr. Keim reported
that Dr. Rosalind Morris recently
returned to the University from
California Institute of Technology,
at Pasadena, Calif., where she had
snent the nast vear on a faculty
fellowship working in plant cyto
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Nebraska Libraries after the
end of the present summer ses
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thru Sept. 4.
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Margaret Fedde Accepts
European Home Ec Jobs
ivria irarorarft Fedde. who has
just retired as chairman of the
home economics department at
the University will soon go over
seas to accept two assignments.
Miss Fedde, who retired only
July 1, from her position at the
University will accept an assign
ment with the State Department
in Germany for three months.
Then, she will be on the staff of
the Women's College at the Uni
versity of Beirut in Lebanon.
The Nebraskan goes to Wash
ington Aug. 14 to 19 to attend a
seminar preparatory to her trip
to Germany. In Germany, she
will be working with the newly
appointed director of Home Eco
nomics in the State of Hesse.
Germany in the American zone is
using the pattern of the land
grant colleges of the United States
wherein programs in teaching,
research and extension are uni
fied and coordinated under one
Following her Germany assign
ment, Miss Fedde will join the
staff at the University of Beirut
in Lebanon. There she will as
sist with the teaching and ad
ministration nt the home econom
ics program and advise other
colleges in the area.
After her six months service
in Lebanon, Miss Fedde will con
tinue around the world with Miss
Alma Fritchoff of . Omaha, a
graduate of the University and
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MISS FEDDE Will serve the
home ec field in Europe for next
a former professor at Oregon
In all, Miss Fedde will be away
for about one year.
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views expressed in this paper are
my own and not necessarily those
of the textbook.
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