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Thursday, February 22, 19511
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Music Alt mm
By Jane Randall
Stacking the back seat of a
car with books and taking off
for a cabin in Colorado to read
them that is Arthur E. West
brook's idea of the way to spend
Westbrook is the Director of
the School of Fine Arts and a
professor of music.
In spite of what he calls his
"night and day" teaching posi
tion, he likes to catch up on his
reading during the interval be
tween the summer session and
the fall term.
"There's nothing I enjoy doing
more than curling up in a rock
ing chair I love rocking chairs,
and reading a good book," he
"Odd Jobs" Hobby
However, since he and Mrs.
Westbrook have recently bought
a house, he plans to make his
"hobby" puttering around doing
odd jobs there.
Td like to do a few things
like painting the back hallway
that lawn is going to need some
attention too, he reflected.
Their house is a stucco one
with an enormous lawn.
humorously remembered that
this combination had been con
trary to their previous convic
tions. Mr. Westbrook, as he terms
it, has the green thumb in the
family." Westbrook's office shows
Signs of this inclination. On his
desk there is a large ivy. Several
small pots containing a rare
breed of the plant grace an iron
stand near one of the windows.
. . Unusual Ivy
Pointing to the more unusual
type of ivy, the Director com
mented, When the sun shines
through the window in the late
afternoon, it makes the most
fascinating shadow design on the
wall I often notice it as I sit at
the piano. It takes my mind off
The musician says that his
wife is also gifted, At one lime,
she did quite a bit of singing."
he said, ""but now she has joined
me in taking a great interest in
the youngsters here in the school
f music." He described the help
she gave him with his work as
Teaches Voice, Instruments
Although proficient in playing
the piano, Westbrook teaches
When Crib Waiters Start
Wiping Tables, Time to Leave
By Bernie Nelsos
' Have any f yon girls been
wondering how to trap one oi'
those elusive waiters in the
: Well, live by these rules and
you are bound to make an im-.
One of the best ways not to
make a hit is to holler for ser
vice during a rush and then be
enable to make up your mind as
to what you want to order. What
Is even more maddening to the
average waiter is continually ad
ding to your order as he brings
yon each part of it.
I The weaker sex seems to have
a monopoly on the habit of be
ing unable to make up their
mind. The girls like to let the
miter get their order written
down and then ask. him to change
the entire order.
One of the pet peeves of the
waiters is the Tm the only one
here" type of character. This
species is not limited to .any sex.
In the eyes of the waiter he is
probably lower than the amoeba.
This sterling character pav
SaDy marches into the only open
booth in the place and imme
diately starts to raise a fuss. He
keeps bothering the waiter until
the poor man finally has to leave
come other customers, thus mak
ing them mad, to wait on this
low-life. Take it "easy, people,
hell get around to you when
your turn comes.
Running a close sem io the
"only one here" character the
ruy that 5s supposed to be the
buddy of the waiter. This sad
adk, who probably heads the
waiter's list of -mortal enemies,
expects special service because
of his "friendship." The waiter
may not even know his name.
Another way to gain the .dis
like of these men is to come in
$ust before .closing time and stay
Sor 15 minutes or so after clos
ing. These people usually learn
f the dislike for their type with
in a short time.
Among the several broad hints
By Connie Gordon
A typewriter A typewriter!! My
Jrtngdom for a typewriter.
This is the sad song of those
who work down aft the Sag of
flue these .days. The Journalism
2 jcHaases have invaded the home
f The Daily KebraBkan. This
invasion 'has resulted in a lack
f both chairs and typewriers.
The Journalism B2 students are
working at the P.ag office en
.. stead of a Tegular lab period and
ads io alleviate a reporter short
take. - liignt mow, members of the
Jlag staff s(and reporters loo) are
wondering which is worse -a
lack .of reporters or a lack vf
fypewriers and chairs.
" I:Ct TsnecisJly for Ton.
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ARTHUR E. WESTBROOK As director of the School of Fine
Arts and professor of music, he takes a great interest in his stu
dents and alumni. They are one of his "hobbies." He also keeps
in close touch with all graduates of the School of Music.
voice and instrumentation, too.
In speaking of the Nebraska
music alumni, the Director
boasted of having a complete
file of all their graduates for
the past 12 years. He, in his own
mind, has kept track of a num-
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Dor oi pasi siuaenis wuu uvc
taken teaching positions within
We have had some trouble,"
he stated, with our students
having preconceived notions that
they don't want to stay within
their own state." He observed
also that many have come to
school with the "impractical
idea" that they will reach the
Metropolitan Opera sometime.
Opportunities In Nebraska
Our students some of then
dont stop to realize that there
is an opportunity for a music
career wTaiting for them in some
of these small towns in Nebras
ka," he asserted.
Yet, looking on the graduates
with a fond smile, Westbrook re
membered the stacks of Christ
mas cards that he and his wife
receive from them every year.
There are so many that 'they
cover the top of our grand
piano," he reminisced. "The
alumni sometimes include pic
tures of their families their
children. We my wife and I
call them our grandchildren."
He explained further that since
they regarded the students as
their children, their families
given late-stayers are:
3, A flashing of the lights.
2. Soda jerks or kitchen men
calling for the rest of the dishes.
3. Oeaning of the tables around
the offending couple Yes, they
usually come in pairs. As the
tables are susoaUy cleaned with
vinegar water each night, this
method usually works. Who can
enjoy eating or talking while the
odor of vinegar permeates the air.
Grin and Bear It
If you succeed in staying
through these and a number of
other broad hints, the waiters just
have to grin and hear it
There are other ways to irri
tate these gladiators of the Union,
but most of them are confined to
Of course, if you want the ser
vice rather than the man, you can
try any of several methods that
work very well, but you won't be
liked any better for your ef
The ping pong tournament
will be held in the Ag rec room
at 12:15 p.m.
. .Ag Union Public relations
committee will meet at S pm.
in the Ag music room.
A meeting of the Borne Ec
dab Council will be held at S
p. m. in the Home c parlors.
The Block and Bridle .club will
not meet Thursday night. There
win be a meeting of the Ak-Sar-Ben
committee at S p.m. in
208 Animal Husbandry hall.
Red Cross safety instructors
interested in therapy work win
meet at 5 pa in room 21Z,
The Inter-Varsity f lcwship
weekly meeting will be held
Thursday, at 7:30 jm, in room
Everyone interested in the
Table Tennis club is invited to
attend the meeting Triday at
7 pm. in room 316, Union.
Free movie ""The Ghost and
Mrs. MuiT" in the Ag Union
lounge at 4 pm.
Early Spring Fever Evidenced
In Latest Campus Fashwns
By Jean Fenster
A sure sign that spring as here:
The Phi Psis have come out of
hiding to grace their front steps
and watch the -".doILiet" Q by!
A smattering of coeds and fel
lows across campus have further
indicated by their costume the
advent of glorious spring.
Have you seen:
Bin Xagan in his most recent
purchaae of a red, white and
blue plaid west?
flowers and flowers and mors
flowers adorning collars and
blouses of the most feminine of
coeds? Jo Siorsworthy says she
feels lite a ""breath of spring"
with her (delicate bouquet Sheila
Granger conservatively .added a
large yellow collar and yellow
rose to a black skirt and sweater
to more ur less "'Elide into''
Syona Fnchs and Ann Maukett
and a lot of other coeds tuahering
would be their grandchildren.
"And," he added, "although I
may have other hobbies, 1 feel
that my greatest one is the rela
tionship I share with my stu
dents here in music school."
Westbrook came to the Uni
versity in 1939. Since then he
has been director of the School
of Fine Arts and a professor of
music. He has also been the
head of the music department
at Boise, Ida. high school Direc
tor of Music at Kansas State
college at Manhattan and Dean
of the School of Music at Illi
nois Wesleyan university of
He has received an Honorary
Doctor of Music degree and an
L.H.D. He is a member of the
Music Educators National con
ference, the executive committee
of the Music Teachers National
association, the scholarship fra
ternity Phi Kappa Phi and gov
ernor of the central province of
Phi Mu Alpha of Sinfonia, pro
fessional music fraternity.
By Art Enstien
What would you do if you de
cided to leave your wife, after
twenty years of marriage. Au
thors of the Ages production for
todays broadcast relates the plight
of such a man.
the story of a
man who leaves
his wile so
he may obtain
to his move
by Jack Lange,
iert ms wue as f f
tended to be Epstien
rone a week. Instead be departed
for twenty years. Sort f a TUp
Van Winkle." According to
Wakefield, be is a man with bo
sense of humor; and also a little
strmare. Basicly the story In
volves his strange sense cf humor.
Suffering under the illusion
that something terrible has hap
pened to her husband is Lois
Nelson, the cast as Mrs. Wake
field. Other players in the cast are
"Wayne Wells, Jan CriHy and Bob
Eoss. AH of these people are
old hands at acting for Authors.
New members of Authors casts
include Marilyn Martin, Charles
Rob row and Bob Spearman.
Compare the adventures of
Wakefield to what you would
have done on tonights produc
tion of Authors of the Ages. You
can hear this show wer 3CFOB
at :D0. Dont forget that if you
miss the program over KFOE
yon can hear the show at 3 '3D
Student talent supreme eould
be the sunt uf either f Bob
VHmer,s KXU radio shows. Bob
himself as a very nimble fingered
pianist who not niy plays well
but is also a composer. Bob is
the creator cf two of the stu
dent's radio's sop shows.
"Musically Yours" features Bob
at the piano. Bob plays his own
melodic interpations of semi
clasBical and pop musical scores.
Over the notes of the piano he
tells listeners to listen for cer
tain passages in the music that
VollmeT's other show is "Cam
pus Classics:" On this program,
Bob invites some of the most
talented students from the School
of Music to play or sing some
of the favorites of the college.
For music at its best, by students
at their best hear Bob Vollmer's
two hit radio program over KNTL
ConBuTl the -"Bag" 4or the times.
Thats all. Paul
spring an wjrii lUoe-trimmea
white blouse adorned by jrows
of tiny bay-iize touttane? .
Siorma CWbbuiik in her Uav
ender spring coat looking like a
bit (of Paris?
Art EpsfehrV i4l blue denim
slacks as an indication Saircaiy
Something new is in the air
something you probably haven't
seen around campus 3-et but that
will be a common sight in a
month or two. Shoe manufac
turers have (deviated from the
long-standing tradition of sober
colors for footwear this spring
and have put nearly every color
of the rainbow into their pr&6
tucts. And here's a tip if you
find it impractical to spend
money for that off-shade of pink
or green you'd love to own:
Take last summer's yellowed
linen pumps and ihive them dyed
to match your spring costume
they'll look like new!
H edit Auditions
Vocalists dominated the list of
tryouts at the Horace Heidt au
The winners in the auditions
will appear on Horace Heidt's
coast-to-coast broadcast Sunday
night from the Coliseum.
The broadcast is part of the
two and a half hour program
starring Heidt and his Youth Op
Winners of the local try-outs
will compete with other contest
ants who have already won con
tests in their locality and some
have taken part in several later
The "Hub of Harmony" quar
tet with guitar accompaniment
as one of the groups participating
at the auditions. Six other sing
ers competed for a spot in the
show. They were: Kathryn Rad
aker, Carl Halker, Max Paulson,
Ruth Ann Rakow and Nancy
Widner. The latter sang "torch"
songs and accompanied herself.
Robert Rut auditioned on the
piano, as did Jo Ann Jones. Hank
Pedersen made his bid on the
No winners have yet been an
nounced by the Lions club or
KFAB, The Lincoln Lions club
is sponsoring the show with the
proceeds going into a fund for
the blind of the Lincoln Braille
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Bickerings and denunciations
between Russia and her satellites
and western nations enlivened
last year's model United Nations
The assembly, sponsored by
NUCWA the fourth week of
March of 1950, met in committee
meetings and plenary sessions.
Hundreds of-University students
participated, discussing such prob
lems as an international police
force and taking the views of the
various countries which they rep
resented. Chancellor R. G. Gustavson ad
dressed the second plenary ses
sion of the conference. Gustav
son emphasized the importance of
the atomic energy problem.
"It is the most important in the
world today," he said.
Voting Followed Trend
Questions both major and mi
nor were discussed by the assem
bly. Voting followed a general
trend, the Western and Eastern
nations rarely agreeing.
At one period during the ses
sions, Soviet delegates grabbed
their brief cases and papers and
staged a walk-out
At the next "Session,-spectators
noticed six delegates sitting in a
row in the galleries. The six
were members of the Russian
delgation. They ate ice cream
bars until the break came for
them to rejoin the assembly.
Biggest opposition to the Rus
sians came from the united
States section, where coeds kept
the 'fire hot by heaping coals
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unnn the Soviet delegation.
In the final session, after a
committee resolution which Rus
sia opposed "went through," the
Russians labeled the resolution
"capitalistic and backed by big
business and monopolies."
Russians Promise Veto
The Russians promised to veto
the resolution in the Security
University delegates elected
Sweden, Iraq and New Zealand
as non-permanent members of
the Security council.
Dr. Frank Sorenson described
to the assembly UNESCO's role
in the struggle for world peace.
The conference was patterned
nn th workings of the actual
United Nations assembly. Com
mittee meetings were neia in
Four committees were organ
ized. Dealing with current ques
tions such as uiMEsuu ana an
novatinn of South West Africa.
the committees threshed out ques
tions beforehand ana men suo
mittpd resolutions and recom
mendations to the general as
While other students enjoyed
th sunshine and fair-weather in
dicative of the week, interested
students spent hours at Love
library poring over pamphlets and
books, thinking up new resolu
tions and ideas to "stump" the
Meetings in Bauroom
General assembly meetings,
held in the Union ballroom, were
headed by assembly president Ted
Fraternities, sororities and oth
er campus organizations partici
pated. Nearly every country had
"first delegate," "second dele
gate," and "third delegate," each
prepared to take over the coun
try's business if the opportunity
Nebraska University Council
for World Affairs carries out a
spring project of this type each
year. This year, the organization
has chosen a model political com
Countries will be represented
in the same way as previously
with one exception. Interested
students or groups of students not
affiliated with a campus organi
zation may take the part of a
country and manage its business
throughout the meetings.
C. N. Interested
United Nations headquarters at
Lake Success has shown great in
terest in the projects held each
spring at the University. At last
year's first session, William Agar,
representative of the UN depart
ment of public information gave
the opening address.
Other business taken care of
at the first session was the oust
ing of Nationalist China from its
The world situation has changed
since NUCWTA's discussions last
By "Goth" Ihrphy
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