The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 04, 1950, Page PAGE 4, Image 4

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Meet Your Faculty
Dental Head
Enjoys Time
In Workshop
By Jerry Bailey
Dentist . . . executive . . . in
structor . . . photographer . .. in
ventor. You name it and Bert L.
Hooper has done it. The Dean of
the College of Dentistry has even
used his hobbies as aids to his
Graduated from the old Lincoln
Dental college in 1915, Dr. Hooper
made prosthetics his special field.
Dental prosthetics, to put it
crudely, is the art of pulling out
people's real teeth and putting
artificial ones in their place.
Dr. Hooper joined the Univer
sity dental staff in 1923 and be
came Dean in 1939.
Having . more than a small
'. amount of aptitude for things
mechanical, Hooper chose both
hobbies and a profession that
gava him opportunity to work
with his hands.
Hours spent in a home work
shop have produced both prac
tical and amusing devices. Early
in life, as a farm boy, Hooper
built a chicken feeder that en
abled him to ignore the hens for
days at a time. A hopper fed
grain down to a revolving disk,
which turned on at set times to
scatter feed about the hen-yard.
At the same time, a recording of
Hooper's voice turned on, calling
"Chicky chick chick!"
Grapefruit Spoon
An Eddie Cantor joke inspired
him to make a more wacky gad
get. This was a grapefruit spoon
with an umbrella attachment on
the handle. It was designed to
shield one from squirting juice.
Of more practical use have
been inventions designed to aid in
dental work. The latest of these
is a mixing device . for impres
sion materials, used in fitting pa
tients with dentures. If the de
vice is produced commercially it
will be available to all dentists
or manufacturers, since it will
not be patented.
The Dean's other hobby, pho
tography, has proved of use to
the University and the dental
profession in general. For years
Hooper was the photographer at
Family Problems Presented
In Freshman One Act Play
The Freshmen acting group
presented two one act plays,
"Suppressed Desires" by Susan
Glaspell and "Fumed Oak" by
Noel Coward. Friday night in
the Temple building.
"Suppressed Desires" centers
around the unyielding intent of
Henrietta Brewster to delve into
the fascinating, if horrifying,
depths of each person's subcon
scious mind.
Stephen, her exasperated hus
band, cannot seem to cope suc
cessfully with the problems in
volved with such a rare fancy.
Mabel, Henrietta's naive sister,
arouses Henrietta's psychoanlyt
ical mind with such meaningful
signs as dropping a plate on the
floor and dreaming she was a
Having been convinced that
she must be uphappy, Mabel
seeks the advice of a psycho
analyst Wife Concerned
Meanwhile Stephen returns
from being "psyched" himself,
after so much prompting from
his concerned wife. Although
slyly chuckling behind his hand,
he manages to convince Heri-
Pacific College
Adds Classes
The Board of Trustees of the
College of the Pacific announced
recently that as of Sept., 1951,
the college will once again be
come a four year school. Since
1 936 the college has been operat
ing as an upper division and
graduate institution.
Lately there has been much
pressure exerted from all over
the west by the constituency of
the college, who are now denied
the opportunity for enrollment
In lower division work. The
Military Department of Califor
nia has also requested the es
tablishment of an R.O.T.C. unit
on the campus because of the e
rlous world condition. The
R.O.T.C. encompasses a four
year curriculum. Most Important
is the question of meeting edu
cational standardizing require
ments, as well as requirements
of athletic conferences.
Thai developments have
brought about the necessity of
reestablishing the college's lower
division on a limited basis.
Gophers' Paper
Fools Competitors
tome people will do anything
to beat competitors.
When the football coach, Ber
n!e Bierman, of the University
of Minnesota, announced his
resignation, the editors of the
Minnesota Daily elected to put
out n extra announcing the
Th Minneapolis Star, local
metropolitan paper, had the story
too, and their first edition was
due on the atreet a half hour be
fore the Daily extra.
Qulcit thinking Daily editors
solved the problem of competi
tion by buying up all the Stars
s soon they hit campus news
elands. The result an extra that
wts a success and an office full
tl tha competing paper.
'Couple Sitters'
Gain Popularity
Something new In the way of
"couple sitters' has found its
way into Harvard society.
Harvard boys can now enter
tain their girls until midnight
by fciiing a "sitter" from Rad-rii-Ve
College. This gets around
the sdiool feulatlon that pre
vents a girl from staying In their
rooms after 8 p. m. unions ac
corofwnied by another girl.
all University football games. His
rnlnr slides and movies on dental
work have been widely used for
instructional purposes. His col
lection of films is one of the
largest of its kind in the world.
All Men Students
Dr. Hooper is head of one of
the smaller colleges in the Uni
versity which has an instructional
staff of 40 and a student body of
126. At present, students are all
men, although some women have
been known to graduate and en
ter the profession. Dentistry is
almost as hard a field to enter
as medicine, if not equally so. Of
the 250 to 450 students who ap
ply for admission to the college
each year, only 32 are accepted.
Entrance requirements are high
and going higher.
As chairman of the committee
of dental education for the
American Dental association,
Hooper aided in establishing a
program for aptitude tests for
dental students. After a test pe
riod of four years in dental col
leges all over the nation, the pro
gram was made official this year.
The aptitude tests enaDie zacui
ties to weed out more applicants,
nnH tr nreriiVt how Well those
who pass will do in their dental
Dental Authority
Classed an international auth-
thority in prosthetic dentistry,
Dean Hooper nas lectured in ine
United States, Canada, and ,Eu
Hp received an invitation
to address the International Den
tal Congress at Stockholm in
Ho is a member of Xi Psi Phi.
Omicorn Kappa Upsilon and Sig
ma Xi, dental protessionai ana
honorary groups. He belongs to
id Hpntal societies, including the
International College of Dentists,
American Dental association, and
American College of Dental Re
coQrch Hooner is the cast presi
dent of the Lincoln District Den
tal society, Cornhusker Denial
Study club, the American Full
Denture society, and the National
Acadamy of Denture Prosthetics.
Dean Hooper has written many
articles for trade magazines, with
one article printed in booklet
form. His "Instructions for the
Edentulous Patient" was put out
in 100,000 booklets and distri
buted to dental patients all over
the country.
Domain of the dental men is
etta that his dream of the fad
ing away of walls into forest has
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mean his suppressed desire to be
freed of marriage, ne wuuiu
have left immediately except for
uia fool i no fnr her and the fact
that his laundry was not back.
This turn of events ratner up
sets Henrietta, particularly after
she had sent the psychoanalyst
so many patients.
Mabel returns to the scene to
announce that her suppressed de
sire is for Stephen. The circum
stantial evidence lies wnnin ner
hen dream "Step hen" being the
enVwineriniis pauivalent of Ste
phen, Brewster meaning "Be
rooster" and unconsciously try
ing to put herself in "Henri
etta's place.
This really puts Henrietta in
a frenzy, for she had associated
th dream with a man named
"Egg"elbert. The fact that Mabel
is already married complicates
matters even more.
Keeps Husband
With surh a crave situation
facing them, Henrietta readily
her OKVchoanalv-
tsis in favor of keeping Stephen.
Mary Kay lomver porirayea
the understanding, and later
frustrated. Henrietta conven-
iencly. Charles Rossow as the
indignant husband, displayed ine
nrnwr amount of outrage and
concern. Connie Nye personified
Mabel in an ingenuous manner.
The plot spiced with witticisms
onH th narkllnp nerformanees
contrived excellent entertain
Dallas S. Williams directed the
nlav and Mariorie Miller was
production manager.
In "Fumed oak," Henry oow
remains submerged behind his
paper while Doris Gow, his wife,
crabs and nags, his motner-m-law,
Mrs. Rockett, snoops and
nnmnhini DnH the vnnnppr
generation, whines and sniffles
unceasingly. The breakrast xaiK
is anything but pleasant as each
nf he three women airs her
abuses; the atmosphere Is lack
ing in family congeniality.
When Henrv flnw return from
work to find a cold supper and
the female memoers or ine iamuy
leaving, he stands up at last, for
his rights.
Tricked Into Marriage
He declares he was tricked
Intn the marrlnee and nrocecds
to tell the family In no uncer
tain terms what his dissatisfac
tions are. Usually a very sub-
mincUm man Hpnrv h sum
moned this courage from two
scotch and sodas.
Henry, having saved a goodly
nm nf mntipv nrrwlaimx his
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freedom and plans to take to the
open seas. Doris becomes quite
tvnrrlorf ahnnt her future even
though Henry Is leaving her a
little money. She alternately
pleads and threatens, but to no
As bitter words are exchanged,
Henry prepares to desert his
family, despite the tumult he is
As a fond farewell, he sug
gests to the sniffling Elsie that
If she ever has enough gump
tion to earn some money of her
own, she spend It on having her
adenoids removed.
Mildred Goodman was well
cast as Doris Gow, bossing and
snapping at her family, Don Sil
verman porfay Henry Gow as
the meed, and, after the revolt,
gruff and cynical man he was.
Diane Downing assumed the
affectatlous and spoiled ways of
Elsie with conviction. Mary Ann
IebKack In the role of Mrs.
Rockett was perfect for the
stereotype of a mother-ln-l8w.
The subtle plot and unre
strained humor contributed to
the accurate portayals. Director
wss Jack Wenstrand and pro
duction manager was Sharon
the third floor of Andrews hall,
where most of the room is taken
up by the dental clinic. Here Lin
colnites young and old, from all
walks of life, come to have den
tal work done for a nominal fee.
The dental students do the work,
under close supervision of their
instructors. But since the boys
are just learning, the work takes
a longer time to accomplish than
it would with professional den
tists. Judging Team
Places 13th
Of 20 Teams
As a finale to their year's work
the University's meat judging
team placed 13th out of 20 teams
at the International Intercolleg
iate meats judging contest in
Chicago this week.
Members of the team include:
Leroy Nelson, Ralph Hild and
Herb Cast.
West Virginia university was
first in the lamb judging divi
sion, Nebraska was fourth. Ralph
Hild placed as third high indi
vidual in this division.
Nebraska placed seventh in
lamb grading, 16th in beef grad
ing, 13th in beef judging and
15th in pork judging.
The team left for the contest
Thanksgiving night and worked
out at the John Morrell and com
pany packing plant in Ottumwa,
la., Friday. They arrived in Chi
cago last Sunday to visit the In
ternational plant and then
worked out at the Swift and
company plant Monday before
entering the contest Tuesday.
Charles H. Adams, of the ani
mal husbandry department, is
team coach. Out of a possible
total score of 3,120 points the
high team accumulated 2,774
points. Nebraska closely followed
with 2,635 points.
Problem at USC
Shoplifting is responsible for
losses of thousands of dollars
every year at the University of
Southern California sponsored
book store.
Representatives said that one
of the principal reasons why the
book store had such a small
profit last year was the enormous
loss in revenue incurred througn
student pilfering of books.
Grafft explained that students
commonly utilize the simple
method of accumulating five or
six unpaid for books on the
counter and then sending the
clerk to look for a volume on
the top shelf at the far end.
While the clerk is so engaged
they pick up the books and walk
out of the store.
He said that two plain clothes
men were employed for the
spring semester rush to watch
dishonest students and part-time
The board empowered an in
vestigating committee to investi
gate methods on other campuses
to provide evidence of the prac
ticability of a rebate system.
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YES. , . Compare Chesterfield with the
brand you've been smoking . . . Open a
pack . . . smell that milder Chesterfield
aroma. Prove tobaccos that smell milder
smoke milder.
Now smoke Chesterfields they
do smoke milder, and they leave NO
Shucks Staff
Seeks Humor
(Editor's note: This article Is definitely
the first nnd last In a series submitted
by the Corn Shurk staff.)
Do you feel that the world is
ignoring you? Would you like to
give it a great big kick and be
come famous, or infamous?
If you can write the English
language and have a sense' of
humor that complies with the
United States mail's criterion of
morality, there is hope for us all,
according to the editors of Corn
These gentlemen are again in
search of budding Cornelia Otis
Skinners and Robert Benchleys
who can write humor in short
story form.
Stories submitted should have
a general university setting and
be of interest to college students.
They should not be porno
graphic. The editors point out
that anyone overcoming this
contradiction" can be quite sure
of success.
The editors of Corn Shucks
also remind potential authors that
because the University budget
for the current biennium was
only 15 million dollars, they will
be unable to offer any monetary
reward for published stories. The
Corn Shucks staff has however,
taken up a collection among
themselves and can guarantee a 7
cent cup of Union coffee to any
author whose work is published.
Past harvests of Corn Shucks
literary contests are currently
filed near the waste basket in
the Corn Shucks office, said a
Shucks spokesman.
Anyone who was unsuccessful
in past efforts, and who wants
to try the New Yorker or At
lantic Monthly, can have his ma
terial back by calling at the
Chucks office within the next
ten days, he explained.
Music Fraternity
Pledges 15 Men
Fifteen men were pledged re
cently by Phi Mu Alpha Sin
fonia. The new pledges are: Paul
Baird, Donovan Crandell, Jim
Christiansen, Dick Garretson,
Kent Phillips, Gene Kuyper, Wes
Reist, Milford Myhre.
Harold Slagel, Stan Schaum
way, Jack Wells, Con Woolwine,
Joel Waddell, Bob Zanger and
Charles Klasek.
The organization is a profes
sional and honorary musical fra
ternity. It is the only male fra
ternity in the United States.
Members are elected from those
who are taking some musical
subjects or majoring in music.
Art Group to Sell
Christmas Cards
Delta Phi Delta, national art
fraternity, has made a number
of Christmas cards which may be
purchased at five cents apiece.
There are posters in the library
and the Union which display the
five designs available. The cards
can be purchased from any mem
ber of Delta Phi Delta.
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Holds Initiation
Alpha Kappa Delta, sociology
honorary, has initiated five new
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A I Regular siies 28 to 36.
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They are: Marilyn Hintz. John
H. Lane, Jean Malone, Dorothy
Kurth and Shirley Nelson.
A pamphlet is being prepared
by the group on the vocational
opportunities for sociology stu
dents and will be published in the
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Monday, December 4, 1950
near future.
Officers for this year are: Au
drey Rosenbaum, president; Elea
nor Wiberg, vice president; Bar
bara Waldron, secretary-treasurer
and Dr. Paul Meadows,
faculty adviser.
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