The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, July 27, 1953, Image 1

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VOL 53 No. 7
Monday, July 27, 1953
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Theater troubles are brought out in a
scene from the University Theater's only sum
mer production, "Light Up The Sky." Frank
Bach (center) who plays Sidney Black, play
Moss Hart's 'Light Up The, Sky'
MH Summer Theater featured
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Moss Hart's "Light Up The
Sky," a satire on the theater,
will be presented by the Uni
versity Summer Theater Mon
day, Tuesday and Wednesday
at 8 p.m. in the Union ballrom.
No admission will be charged.
The plot centers around young
playwright, Peter Sloan who is
involved in the task of staging
his first show.
Conflict is heightened when
the actors and actresses turn
against the show after the dis
couraging first-night reviews.
Humor appears in the play
wright's handling of the idiocin
cricies and emotional whims bf
the stars of his show.
Jack Parris plays the con
scienscious, idealistic .playwright
who takes seriously all the pit
falls and headaches involved in
producing a play.
Marilyn Lehr portrays the
producer's fluttery wife who
was a former skater.
Win Match
Norma and Stan Augcnstein
re the winners of the Summer
Session Bridge Tournament held
Wednesday as announced by
James Porter, assistant profes
sor of architecture, director of
the tournament. ,
Second place winners were
Ed a E. Romberg and Florence
Bloodmobilo Stops
In Lincoln Tuesday
The Red Cross Bloodmobile
will be in Lincoln July 28, at the
Cornhusker Hotel Ballroom,
Blood Chairmen Winfield Elmen
and Harold Read announced.
Appointments may be secured
by calling .the Lancaster Red
rmw Office.
Mary Sidner plays the star
of the young playwright's show
who is thoroughly impressed
with her importance.
Jack Babcock portrays director
Carlton Fitzgerald, who, accord
ing to Babcock "is the complete
example of the screwball type
of director."
Frank Bach plays Sidney
Black, the producer.
Others in the cast are Blanche
Duckworth Graham, Joyce Iwoh,
Harry Langdon, Dale Johnson
and Al Dunavan.
Play director is Max Whit
taker, ' assistant professor of
speech and director of the Ex
perimental Theater.
Driving Course
August 3-19
Over 39,000 dead! Over 1,400,
000 injured! Over $3,000,000,000
wasted in traffic accidents.
, Our high school youth are re
sponsible for five times as many
fatal accidents for 1,000,000 miles
of driving as the safest age
group, 45-49. Statistics show that
driver education reduces acci
dents in half.
A basic course in driver train
ing workshop for teachers and
administrators, and others inter
ested in driver "education will be
held from August 3 at 8 a.m.
through August 7. The course
will carry one hour of under
graduate credit. The tuition fee
is $5.00.
An advanced course will begin-on
August 14 at 8 a.m. and
extend through August 19. The
basic course is a prerequisite to
the advanced course. The credit
and tuition are the same.
All enrollees completing a
workshop will be presented with
a certificate of completion from
the University, American Auto
mobile Association, and State
Department of Education permit
ting them to teach driver edu
cation in Nebraska high schools.
Applications may be secured
from Milton Bechmann, assistant
professor of mathematics, Teach
ers College, Room 203.
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producer listens to the plights of Marilyn Lehr
who portrays his wife, Frances Black and Jack
Babcock who plays director, Carlton Fitzgerald.
Scenery crew is headed by
Mary Gale Siegler. Assisting is
Marlene Fiscus, Jack Parris,
Harry Langdon, Carol Wright,
Clara Schwartz and A. J.
Construction of the new, two-million-dollar men's dorms is rapidly becoming a reality.
Completion of the dorms, located on 15th St. rom S to U Streets, will be approximately Sept,
To House 670 Men
For more than a decade plans
have been taking form to pro
vide dormitory facilities for men
students at the University. One
of the greatest problems finan
cing was solved when the
Federal Housing and Home Fi
nance Agency, a branch of the
Federal Security Administration,
approved a $2,000,000 loan to
construct three dormitory units
and a large dining hall on the
city campus.
The dormitories, which are be
ing constructed on 15th Street
from S Street to U Street, are
expected to be ready for occu
pancy In September of 1954.
Friday Marks First NU
Summer Graduation
For the first time in its 83-year history the Univer
sity of Nebraska this year will conduct summer com-
mencement exercises.
The program will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 31, in the
Student Union ballroom and degrees will be issued to about 300.
To Climax
A symposium on the problem
of cerebral palsy will climax
the Summer Session Workshop
in Cerebral Palsy on Wednesday
at 2 p.m. in Love Library audi
torium. The guest speakers will be
Dr. H. Winnett Orr, orthopedist;
Dr. E. W. Hancock, pediatrician;
Mr. Don Warner, assistant su
perintendent of schools in
Omaha; Dr. Wayne Reed, United
State? Office of Education; Dr.
Raymond Taibll, director of di
vision of special education in
the state department of public
instruction. Dr. R. A. Worcester,
chairman of the department of
e d u c a ti onal psychology and
measurements, will oreside.
Under a grant of money from
the United Cerebral Palsy Asso
ciation, persons of national sta
ture Have visited the workshops
this summer.
All students are invited to
attend the meeting.
am a,
Construction has been progress
ing unusually rapidly.
All of the new units will be
built of brick with stone trim.
They will be much larger than
the three existing units and will
have flat rather than peaked
roofs. Together, the new and old
units will form a large quad
rangle, about two blocks long
and a block wide. All units, ex
cept the dormitory administra
tion building, will face an inner
court. In the center of the court,
adjoining the administration
unit, will be the dining hall. The
dining unit is planned as a very
colorful and attractive room,
Presiding at the commence-
ment and conferring the degrees
will be acting Chancellor John
K. Selleck in his first all-Uni
versity appearance since he be
came head of the University on,
July 15.
J. Philip Colbert, dean of the
University's division of Student
Affairs, will address the gradu
ates briefly on, "Some Observa
tions at Commencement." He
will also give the charge to the
class, using a text prepared by
former Chancellor R. G. Gustav
son. Music for the program will be
provided by four University staff
members, Myron J. Roberts, or
ganist; Emanuel Wishnow, vio
lin; Donald Lentz, flute, and
Earnest Harrison, piano, and by
a graduate student, Jack M. An
derson, baritone.
The order of the exercises:
Overture by Handel, played by
Myron J. Roberts, organist.
The National Anthem.
Invocation, the Rev. Sam N.
Gibson, executive secretary.
University Y.M.C.A.
Sonata in A Minor, by Tele
mann, played by Emanuel Wish
now, Donald Lentz, and Earnest
Brief address and Charge to
the Class, Dean J. Philip Col
bert. . Conferring of Degrees, acting
Chancellor John K. Selleck.
Solo, "The Song of the Pil
grims," by Williams, sung by
Jack M. Anderson, baritone.
serving 650 men.
The new two million dollar
unit will house 670 men. Added
to the three existing units, this
will provide dormitory accom
modations for about 920 men.
As early as 1951 the Univer
sity began buying property about
a block east of Andrews Hall,
and easnarking it for dormi
tory us After the building ot
three dormitory units in 1946 and
1947, the shortage of building
materials and the lack of finan
cing following World War II
blocked plans to proceed with
construction of additional dor
mitory units.