The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, June 15, 1951, Image 2

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FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 19511
Second In Summer Artist
Series Features Dancers
All -University Clinics
"Dances of Many Lands" will
be re-enacted by La Meri and di
Falco as they present the second
In the Summer Artist Series,
Wednesday, June 20, at eight
o'clock in the Student Union Ball
room. The series, sponsored by the
summer sessions, is free to stu
dents, faculty and guests of the
La Meri, a figure on the dance
horizon, has, through her intel
lect, technique, and histrionic
ability been called a "thousand
women in one." La Meri has been
twice around, the world collecting
the dances which comprise the
repertoire of the dance team.
Three Continents
In every country of three con
tinents, she has studied the local
dance art, and before leaving that
country performed these same
dances before a audience, thus
earning her right to carry the art
to other countries.
She has studied, concertized,
and lectured in thirty-three coun
tries in Europe, Asia, Polynesia,
South America. Central America,
North America, and Africa and
La Meri has written several
books on the - dance including
"Gesture Language of the Hindu
Dance," "Principles of the Dance
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and "Spanish Dancing."
ppari Ruck writes about her:
"La Meri is doing a remarkable
job and unique work in using
dance as a means of interpreting
nonnloe to nne another.
In every country the dance is
perhaps the most spontaneous ex
pression of the spirit of the peo
ple. To present dances from many
countries as La Meri does, is to
bring together in unison and in
contrast the latenesses aim
en ces in our world."
Fiies East And West
Always in the vanguard of
dance movement, La Meri lends
her inventive genius to the fusing
of the East and West in many
works (Bach-Bharata Suite,
"Curor. T.akA" "Sheherazade ." etc.)
and to the free application of
traditional techniques to entiuc in
terpretation ("Yaravi," "Passage
Tnrtia " "Danzas Fantasticas.")
La Meri is too well known in
the world of art and theatre and
dance to need introduction, ane
has played in every great theatre
of every great city in the world,
A has returned to her own
country to be acclaimed.
Dr. Falco, American born Sicil-
Men's Quartet
Gives Concert
For All-State
The Songfellows Quartet, na
tionally famous radio-recording
quartet was in Lincoln, June 13,
for the first summer arust series
sponsored by the Union.
At 3 p.m. the Songfellows gave
a concert for All-State. They
demonstrated the use of a micro
phone to its best advantage, and
other radio techniques. Following
the demonstration, the quartet
answered questions from the All
Staters. All chorus singers were re
quired to attend this demonstra
tion, according to Lee Kjelson,
supervisor of the music division
of All-State.
Wednesday evening. The Song
fellows presented a formal con
cert in the Union ballroom. They
sang their usually varied program
which includes classical music,
spirituals, hymns, and swing.
Members of the quartet are
Stuart Steelman, first tenor and
arranger; Kenneth Black, second
tenor: Harris White, baritone, and
Keith Booth, bass. Their pianist
is Bill Austin, who also is one of
their arrangers, .
Each member of the group pos
sesses a music decree and is a
soloist in his own right, having
done oratorio and concert singing
in addition to his quartet work.
ian, took his career after three
years service in the European
Theatre of Operations. He made
his first stage appearance in New
York in January 1946 in the ballet
"Radha-Krishna" with Ted Shawn
and La Meri.
Since then he has appeared
with such artists as Alexandra
Danilova, Federic Franklin, Carola
Goya, Federico Key, Rosell High-
tower, Albia Kavan, Valerie Bet
tis. Appeared As Soloist
In June, 1946, he appeared as
soloist with the Exotic Ballet
Company and the Department of
Opera (starring Marie Powers) at
the Jacob's Pillor Theatre.
Numerous New York perform
ances in concert and television
and dance movies occupied this
young artist in 1947 and '48. He
created the leading role in La
Meri's ballet "Yaravi" and col
laborated in the choreography of
"Passage to India."
During the summer of 1949, he
taught at the Ruth St. Denis
school, and since the fall of that
year has been on the faculty of
the Academy of Enthic Arts.
To Improve
Charles F. Fowler, iDirector of
Division of Buildings and
Grounds, has announced that the
summer building program this
year includes work on both city
and As campuses.
At Ag College construction bes
begun on the new Agronomy
building, which according to
plans should be completed in
January. Workmen have com
pleted the basement of the new
meat laboratory, which should
enable completion of the build
ing by the end of the summer.
Other plans include remodeling
the dairy barns and installing
new refrigerator equipment in the
Dairy Industry building.
Campus plans are underway for
landscape and sidewalk work at
Mueller Tower and Ferguson
Hall. Repaving "T" Street and
grading the physical education
field are the two other projects
which will complete the summer
construction plan.
Three Members of Art
Department Sell Works
Works by three University art
department members have been
bought by the Nebraska Art As
sociation an dthe Lincoln Artists'
Guild, Prof. Duard Laging, chair
man of the department, has an
nounced. These include "Baltet Dancer"
by Kay Nash, instructor in art
education; and an etching, "The
Cock," by Elizabeth Slaughter,
student in the department.
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are from left to right: Harris White, Kenneth Black,
Stuart Steelman, Keith Booth and Bill Austin.
Degree Seekers
Need to Check
Credits, Apply
Any student who expects to re
ceive a bachelors, masters, or as
sociate degree, or any teaching
certificate at the close of the
summer session and who has not
already done so, should apply for
same at the senior checking of
fice, Room 9, Administration
building, by June 20, 1951.
Office hours in the checking
room are 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. Mon
day through Friday.
Ed Conference
June 18, 19, 20
A conference for the examina
tion of mid-century problems in
elementary education and parent
teacher education sponsored by
the department of elementary
education and the Nebraska Con
gress of Parents and Teachers will
be held June 18, 19, and 20 at
Love Memorial Library.
The conference, open to stu
dents, teachers, parents and ad
ministratprs, will have as key
speakers Dr. Harold G. Shane,
Professor or Education, North
western Univerity, Evanston, Illi
nois, and A. C. Van Dusen, Asso
ciation Professor of Psychology,
and Director of summer sessions,
also of Northwestern university.
Dr. Sh, who will speak at
two sessions, and Dr. van Dusen,
who will speak at one, have been
invited especially for this confer
ence. The conference staff is com
posed of 29 persons, 12 of whom
are visiting personnel here to in
struct the summer session.
Registration for the conference
will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday,
June 18 1951. The first general
session, Clara Evans presiding,
will begin at 2:00 p.m. Frank E.
Henzlik, Dean of Teachers college,
will give the address, "Elemen
tary Education Looks Forward."
The conference will begin Tues
day at 9:00 a.m., and will end
with a conference summary at
11:00 a.m. Wednesday.
Former N.U. Instructor
Dies in New Jersey
Mrs. F. C. Harwood, Lawrence
ville. N. J., former Lincolnite and
faculty member of the University
died recently.
Mrs. Harwood was graduated
from the University In 1924 and
became an assistant in the Uni
versity's classics department.
She resigned when she married
Mr. Harwood, a professor in the
classics at the University.
A &.:
nee and July
State Department Officials
To Be Principal Speakers
"America's Role in a United Nations World" will be the theme
of the first of three All-University Clinics to be held June 18 and
19. The clinic will feature speakers from the U. S. Department of
Over a period of summers, the University has been engaged in
r -pi
One-Act- Plays
Given June 22
Students in the All-State dra
matics groups have been cast in
six one-act plays. The first group
of three, which will be given Fri-1
day, June 22, includes the follow-'
"Ladies in Retirement," by Ed
ward Percy and Reginald Den
ham, "has as its cast Aurelia May,
Decatur; Shirley Nichols, Sidney,
Iowa; Gail Speidell, Gibbon;
Nancy Johnson, Bloomfield, and
Mary Janicke, Giltner.
"The Thrice-Promised Bride,"
by Cheng-Chin-Hsuing, includes
in its cast Joyce Wiest, Chappell;
Lyle Whitesel, Miller; Darlene
Murphy, Nelson; Marilyn More
house, Benkelman; Veronica Raw-
ley, Wood River; Marilyn Kirk,
Lincoln; Margaret Johnson, Ge
nava; Nancy, Johnson Bloomfield;
and Alberta Kasparek, Seward.
"Through a Glass Darkly,"; by
Stanley Richards,- includes Jim
Murphy, Walthill; Gail, Katskee,
Lincoln; Jams Munn, Lincon,
Bill Walton, Lincoln; and Vernon
Grady, Wavely.
The second group of three plays
will be presented on Monday,
June 25, for the entire All-State
"Far-Away Princes," by Her
mann Suderman, has as its" cast
Zella Mae Zuver, Western; Do
lores K a e 1 b e r ; VernonHall,
Sharon Mangold, Bennington; Pat
Baker, Omaha; and Joyce Miller,
"Exchange," by Althea Thurs
ton, includes George Wolcott,
Lincoln; Richard Dudley, Geneva;
Sharon Mangold, Bennington;
Anne Palmer, Lincoln; Jackie
Ramsey, Shubert.
"Sunday Costs Five Pesos," by
Joseph Niggli, includes in its cast
Marvin Stromer, Hastings; Wil
berta Voss, Waterbury; Jane
Laase, Lincoln; Sheralee Hill,
Polk, and Margie Morehouse,
The students will also build
scenehry and act as production
crews for the plays.
The plays, which are free and
open to the public, will be pre
sented in the Union ballroom.
Editor Issues
Plea for Help
The Rag staff needs help.
Anyone who likes to write is
urged to come down to the Daily
Nebraskan office in the basement
of the Student Union and help
write the paper.
You don't have to work every
afternoon, in fact, just one after
noon a week would help, accord
ing to the editor.
Anyone who in interested should
contact the Rag office or call Ann
Mockett at 3-4227.
Bikes Available
For Students
Going to summer school?
Need some recreation?
Rent a bicycle at the W. A. A.
office in Grant Memorial. Ginnie
Noble will be in the office every
morning, Monday through Friday,
from 11 to 12, to rent the bi
cycles. The rent on the bicycles is 25
cents for the first hour and 15
cents for each additional hour. If
a study of world affairs. During
the previous two summers the
summer clinics have been planned
and implemented with the De
parment of Information, United
Nations. This summer, the clinics
are being held to help the stu
dents and faculty gain a better
understanding of the work of the
Department of State.
P. B. Taylor to Speak
Paul Bennett Taylor, officer in
charge of the General Assembly
Affairs Office of United Nations
Political and Security Affairs, De
partment of State, will be the
speaker for the first clinic.
The clinic includes a news con
fence June 18 at 9:30 a.m. At a
noon luncheon, Mr. Taylor will
speak on "Behind the Scenes at
the American Mission to the
U. N."
Reservations for the luncheon
which will be in Room 315 Stu
dent Union, must be in Dr. Frank
Sorenson's office by Friday eve
ning. Tickets are 85 cents.
7:30 Lecture
"Examinging World Relation
ships with the Department of
State" will be his lecture topic
at 7:30 p.m., June 18. The lec
ture will be held in Love Library
Dr. A. T. Anderson, Miss Flor
ence Jenkins, teacher at Lincoln
high school, Dr. Royce Knapp, Dr.
Maurice Latta, and Mr. Taylor
will conduct a panel discussion
on "Is the U. N. Helping or Hin
dering the U. S. in its World
Relationships?" at 11 a.m., June
19 in Love Library auditorium.
Following the discussion, a ques
tion period will be held.
Some Classes Dismissed
Some summer school classes
will be dismissed for this discus
sion, according to Dr. Frank Sor
enson. Mr. Taylor was born in Ne-
ligh, Nebr. He received his A. B.
degree from Doane college in
1927. In 1931, he received his
A. M. degree from Columbia uni
versity and in 1951 received his
Ph. D. from Columbia."He served
on the faculty at the University
at Kiel, Germany in 1931 and
From 1939-41 he was an in
structor in government and in
ternational relations at Wesleyan
university. Mr. Taylor served as
an adviser to the United States
delegation to several sessions of
the United Nations General As
sembly. The other All-University clinics
will be July 2-3 and July 16-17.
"Millions Await the Voice of
America" and "What Next in For
eign Policy?" will be the topics
under discussion at the last two
Bridge Expert Offers
Series of Six Lessons
Bridge lessons are being offered
in the Student Union each Thurs
day from four until six p.m., in
Room ?13
The lessons are ayned toward
beginning bridge, however; stu
dents, faculty and staff who need
"brush-up" lessons are welcome.
The series will close with a tour
nament. The series of six lessons will
Include bidding, counting, scor
ing, playing hands, and many
special pointers for better bridge.
Instructor will be James Porter,
Union Bridge Expert,
the bicycles are being used for
picnics, the rates are 15 cents for
the first hour and 5 cents for eercli
additional hour.