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Vol. 51-No. 127
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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Thursday, April 26, 1951
Marching bands and rodeo
horses will highlight the first an
nual Husker Holiday parade Sat
urday, as a part of the College
Days celebration. Finishing touch
es are being made on plans and
busy coeds are working furiously
to finish their floats.
Fifty-four floats, representing
various campus organizations, will
be entered in the nnraru onH vio
been divided into four divisions
to be judged. They are: Men's
residence houses and social or
ganizations (22 entries); women's
residence houses and social or
ganizations (18 entries); religious
organizations (three entries);
men's and women's college organ
izations (eight entries).
Architects To Judge
The floats will be judged by
prominent Lincoln architects on
the following basis: Beauty and
general eye appeal, 40 per cent;
educational value, 35 per cent;
originality and spirit of the oc
casion, 20 per cent; use of noise
or music, live per cent.
A color guard and the Univer
sity RCTC band will proceed the
floats a d rodeo horses will walk
behind the band.
The parade will start at about
8:45 a. m. between the Coliseum
and Andrews hall and each float
should be in its place by 8:15
a. m. Preliminary judging will be
done at this time and the final
judging as they travel through
the Lincoln business district.
Floats will be arranged in the
following order according to num
ber: One, Color Guard; 2, ROTC
band; 3, rodeo horses; 4, Tri-K;
5, Amikita; 6, Farmhouse; 7, Uni
versity 4-H club; 8, Alpha Gamma
Rho; 9, Loomis hall; 10, Vog-Ag
association: 11, Ag men's club:
1". Home Ec club; 14, Block and
Bridle; 15, Ag College Country
Dancers; 16, Love Memorial hall;
17, YMCA and YWCA: 18, Presby
house; 19, Pi Kappa Phi.
Twenty, Delta Gamma: 21. Phi
Delta Theta; 22, Alpha Xi Delta;
2 Tau Kappa Epsilon; 24, Kappa
Kappa Gamma; 25, Theta Xi; 36.
S;?ma Kappa; 27, Sigma Chi; 28.
pi Beta Phi: 29, Sigma Phi Ep
silon: 30, Canterbury club: 31,1
Pi Gamma Delta; 32, Kappa Al
pha Theta: 33, Kappa Sigma; 34,
Sierna Delta Tau: 35. Phi Kappa
Psi: 36, Kappa Delta: 37, Zet3
Eeta Tau; 38, Alpha Chi Omega:
39, Beta Theta Pi; 40, Wesley
foundation; 41, Sigma Nu; 42,
Alpha Omicron Pi; 43, Delta Up
silon. Forty four, Chi Omega; 45, Al
pha Tau Omega; 46, Alpha Phi;
47, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; 48.
Gamma Phi Beta; 49, Delta Tau
Delta; 50, Delta Delta Delta; 51,
Beta Sigma Psi; 52, Women's
Residence hall, 53, Delta Sigma
Phi; 54, Sigma Alpha Mu.
For E Week
Faculty members and Lincoln j
citizens will judge the window
displays and open house displays
for the 1951 E Week.
Faculty members will judge all
of the competing departments
except their own.
Judges are: John F. Schrunk, (
instructor of agricultural engi-j
neering; A. A. Luebs, professor of
mechanical engineering; Kieth H. !
Christensen. instructor of engine- i
ering mechanics; Ralph Marlette,
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Start at 2 p.m.
College Days planning which
began a year ago will culminate
today in the official opening
ceremonies of the three-day cam
The inaugural festivities of the
first annual University-wide
event will get underway at 1 p.m.
A fifteen-minute concert on
the Carillon bells of the Mueller
Carillon tower will open the out
door ceremonies on the mall
north of the structure.
Gwen McCormick, School of
Music senior, will play the Caril
lon concert .
Following the summons of the
bills, a group of University songs
will be played by members of
the University band, under the
direction of Donald Lentz.
Highlighting the opening cere
monies will be the principal ad
dress by Ellsworth DuTeau, for
former University alumni secre
tary. He will be introduced by
Chancellor R, G. Gustavson, who
will preside at the inaugural
Eugene Berg, general chairman
of the College Days celebration,
will welcome on-campus and off
campus visitors. Thousands of
high school students, alumni,
parents, students, faculty mem
bers and friends of the Univer
sity are expected to converge
upon the campus during the
College Days opening cere
monies chairman, Janice Lind
quist, has announced that the
ceremonies will be held in Love
library if weather conditions are
A blast of sirens will signal the
opening of Engineers Week and
other college open houses fol
lowing the opening ceremonies.
College displays, exhibits and
demonstrations will go into ac
tion at 2 p.m.
Almost every college and de
partment will welcome visitors
to special open houses from 2 un
til 10 p.m. Tours will be sent
from College Days headquartrrs
in the Union to all parts of the
campus during the eight-hour pe
riod. Two-Hour 'Break.'
At 4 p.m., a two-hour "break"
at Oak creek will feature com
edy and skill in an all-student
water skiing exhibition. Bob
Howey and his crew will per
form without charge, regardlest
of weather conditions.
At 8:15 p.m., the Kosmet Klub
again will present its campus
version of "Good News," the
Broadway musical comedy. The
two-hour show will be held at
the Nebraska theater, 12th and
Friday morning. College Days
emphasis will swing again to
open houses in all colleges and
departments, although E Week
will end Thursday night. Engi
neering students will hold their
annual convocation at 11 a.m.
A host of activities, featuring
Ag campus attracl.ons, will be
gin Friday afternoon.
the girl next door can sing and
By Gay Matt
Good News." it's a tf-niiinp
instructor of civil engineering: i . , TO . ! Rcmisrent of the roarine twen-
W V. Minfnrrf instmrtnr f W. 'J B"u "w. ---------- y. - . ,.
tri-al engineering; Dr Mcrk Hob- tn,y a'rectecI .by Ua,las b- Red Grange were running wild, j neon for news type, I'd nominate
Lois Nelson's name for lights.
With high skirt, underslung
waistline, bemused baby stare,
unregenerate coyness, and hum-
; mingbird movements. Miss Nel-
their best moment in the musi-, siders that most of the perform-1 in its cast. ' Good News," let us
caL ters with whom he worked are hope, will re-establish the prece-
son, professor of chemical engine- j Williams, of the University the- j when bobby-soxers were flappers
nn- i ater, the Kosmet Klub's musical ! and wolves were shieks, "Good
Mrs. Feme Hubbard Orme: Mrs. i comedy opened a three-day run j News'' is a convulsively comic
George E Lewis; Clarence E. at the Nebraska theater last night, j evocation of 1927 musical comedy
mnas. rirsi irusi company; Kay a number of skeptical-theater-! peopie,
ironn, election commissioner; ' goers who came to scoff, found
Blaine Yoder, state purchasing 1 themselves completely captivated
6ent- i by this light-hearted song-and-
ueparcmenis in competition are: , dance show, which is well worth
architectural, agricultural, chem
ical, civil, electrical and me
anybody's money. It was a hap
py surprise, rather like the pleas
ant experience of discovering that
News," spoofs the charming,
crazy day of America s most gut
tc-ring decade of wonderful non
sense. The result is as pleasantly
nostalgic as a 1927 recording by
Isham Jones' band.
The plot? Plot in musical
comedy is a mere myth, a peg on
which to hang a bagful of toe
tapping tunes. "Good News is
keynoted by music full of bounce
! and bubbling good humor, as well
IcisMM ballad or two.
Cotton and denim clothes willisitv student, will serve as master i c.k n,-r.ni3iiv
Annual Cotton, Denim Dance
To End College Days Activities
A good, brassy show, "Good son's hilarious characterization
evening when doors open at 9; the presentation of the Honorary
p. m. for the annual Cotton and Commandant last fall. He is a
Denim dance which will climax radio announcer for KFOR.
College Days lesu vines. ; Entertainment will include
One oi tne louowmg Ag college tiriMi roviow of thi vpsr's
seniors will be presented as God- - Cornhusker royalty.
frViiCUFiWnarir0ieP: Ma Tickets for the dance are be-
afaSXtnEssr VoX'i by M-cost is 1,80
Bowman ana Mary Johnson. jacoupie.
Another title to be awarded! Proceeds from the dance will
will be Whisker King. Ag stu- be used to finance College Days
dents have been growing beards ' 1952.
lor several weeks in preparation As a prelude to the dance, Ag
1or this contest. Beards will be students wore cottons and den
judged on texture, length and ' is this week. The tradition is
uniqueness. known each year as Cotton and
Lee Barron and his orchestra Denim week. .
will play at the informal dance.' The dance in previous years
Av Bondarin, a former Univer-, was sponsored chiefly for Ag
zz. " - - - -. students and held on Ag campus.
Vt A . I .This year, however, as a part of
1 HA Vw GO TltlJS' College Days, it was moved to
as "Lucky in Love," "The Best
Things in Life Are Free," "The
Varsity Drag" and "in the Mean
time" embellish the musical's
,a ? score.
Lois Nelson's Antics 'not dancers, essentially. Few of
If it were possible to substitute j them, probably, had little or no
lormai training until rehearsals
were underway for the current
Kosmet Klub show. Both chore
ography and the dancing itself
showed precision and polish, as
well as a vital sense of theatri
That old theatrical cliche
"There are no small parts" was
of Babe O'Day spiced her scenes
with facile and refreshing humor.
Ja.CkCheefer playiP? P- exhuberantly illustrated by Jack
the Coliseum to become the con-
and warmer , eluding activity of the three day
i It is difficult, in a cast or tony,
to single out performers for in
dividual commendation. Helmut
Sienknecht and Suzanne Koeh
le, portraying the leads in the
musical, were believable, for the
most part; in roles which demand
musical-comedy versatility. There
may be actresses whose stage,
movements are less wooden than
Miss Koehler's, but we'll wager
that few of them possess a more
appealing lyric soprano. Mr.
Sienknecht, too, showing a simi
lar lack of fluent stage move
ment, lent his role of Tom Mar
lowe a confidential tenor. Prob
ably "The Eest Things in Life
Are Free," which Sienknecht and
posite Miss Nelson, gave his role
of Bobby Randall rah-rah
bravado and uninhibited humor.
Gifted with a good voice, a rub
ber face capable of the most ex
aggerated expression, a toothpaste-ad
smile, and a personable
stage presence, Chester deserves
plaudits for his many moments
of comedy. The satire on the
tango, executed with grim gusto
by Chedester and Miss Nelson, is
a highlight which rated audience
Dick Carson, with the dourest
! deadpan since the demise of Ned
Sparks, and Dutch Meyers, with
an expertly timed and uniquely
personal brand of clowning,
scored in their respective roles
of "Pooch" Kearney and Bill
Johnson. These two veteran per
formers serve as a remainder
that slapstick, that ancient art
which satisfies the human need
for robust buffoonery and play
ful violence, has been entrusted
far too long to the Donald Ducks
and Bugs Bunnies.' It is good to
see it practiced against by flesh
and blood funnymen.
The choreography of Jack
Moore lent much of the luster
to "Good News." Moore's fi
nesse as a dance director is the
Wenstrand's caricaturization of
dent of a mixed cast. In the past,
ratty wigs and grapeiruit have
never succeeded in successfully
counterfeiting the opposite gen
der; they have, if anything,
proved more detrimental than
novel, making burlesque and low
comedy inevitable. "Good News"
should convince the appropriate
authorities that musical comedy,
competently direct and tastefully
staged, under the sponsorship of
the Kosmet Klub, should become
Ian annual event of the Univer-
"Comical Charlie" Kenyon, aisity-s entertainment calendar.
jMiss Koehler sang as a duet, was j more appreciable when one con-
stock stage absent-minded pro
fessor. Wenstrand imbued his
role with consistent credibility
and artful humor, never out of
balance with the rest of the pro
duction. Betty Ann Lester was
delightful as Flo. j
Millie's Lissomeness j
Mary Mackie was lissome as.
Millie, and Jan Crilly showed
(theatrical versatility in her role
! of a social snob who has a weak
ness for the most eligible man on
the campus. Joe Feeney, John
Moran and Robert Rupert, three
raccoon-coated collegians, had
the disarming complacency of a
drunk in a revolving door.
"Good News" is bright, fast
paced entertainment from first to
final curtain even though you
may not personally recall the rip
roaring days of 1927. If you do
remember, you'll have a enjoy
able time recollecting.
"Good News" will be presented
on Thursday and Friday nights
at the Nebraska theater. Curtain
rises at 8 p.m., nightly.
First With Coeds Since '41
It's a repeat of campus history,
perhaps, to recall that this is the
first Kosmet Klub' spring musi
cal since 1941 to include coeds
Of Director Williams
Too much cannot be said in
praise of the skillful direction of
Dallas S. Williams. He created, in
"Good News," a wonderfully de
See 'Good News,' Page 1
The Union will be the head
quarters for College Days. All
tours will originate there
An information booth will be
located in front of the center
door. Infotnation about tours as
well as a complete schedule of
the open houses will be avail
able. College Days souvenir
booklets, which include pictures,
schedule of events and informa
tion about, the open houses will
be sold at the Union. Tickets for
the Cotton and Denim dance will
also be on sale. The booth will
be the lost and found headquar
ters. Maps of Lincoln and the
campus will also be available.
The Union will sponsor foot
ball movies in the lounge from
12 noon to 1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.
on Friday and Saturday. There
will be organ music in the lounge
from 4 to 6 p.m. every day dur
ing College Days. Brownies and
punch will be served at this time
as well as from 8 to 10 p.m.
A South American combo,
sponsored by the Cosmopolitan
club, will entertain College Days
visitors in the Union lounge Fri
day from 3 until 5 pjn.
School of Fine Arts Program
Includes Tours, Classes, Play
Demonstrations, rehearsals and
classes will highlight College
Days open house in the School
of Fine Arts Thursday and Fri
day. A tour through the speech de
partment will include demon
strations of make-up, costuming,
lighting, scenery and stage fur
niture. A choral-speaking -group,
individual readings an experi
mental play and a mock debate
will also be presented by the de
partment. Tours will be conducted from
9 a.m. until noon Thursday and
Friday. The play is scheduled for
1 p.m. Friday and the mock de
bate for 2 p.m. Friday.
The School of Music will open
ensemble rehearsals and individ
ual lessons to the public Thurs
day afternoon and Friday morn
ing. String, flute and trombone
quartets will practice Thursday
from 2 to 4 p.m. Madrigal sing
ers and the orchestra will re
hearse at 4 p.m. A practice
teaching class on music appreci
ation will be open Friday at 9
a.m A rehearsal of "Aida" is
scheduled for 11 a.m.
Classes in the art department
will be open Thursday and Fri
day. These classes will include work
in pottery, graphic arts, colored
slides, painting, life drawing,
sculpture and design.
Several art exhibitions will al
so be open at the University gal
leries in Morrill hall.
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