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Henry Reider Experimented Five Years To Develop
Musical Instrument Composed Of Rhinoceros Ribs
Staff Writer
Henry Reider, chief preparator
of the University State Museum
in Morrill Hall, owns what is
probably the only musical in
strument of its kind in existence.
The instrument, which he
named the "bonophone," is made
Film Society Schedules
'Greed' As First Show
Memberships Now On Sale In Union
The 1954 Film Society, spon
sored by the Union activities
committee has announced the
schedule of films which will be
shown at the Capitol Theater.
The series will open Wednesday.
Admission which is by mem
bership only, entitles the owner
to see 10 films for $1.80. Mem
berships are on sale in the
Union lobby.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. "Greed;"
a realistic adaptation of Frank
Korris' "McTeague,"
March 3, 7:30 p.m.; "Blood of
Card Players
To Compete
On Saturday
The 1954 National Intercollegi
ate Bridge Tournament will be
held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the
Union, Colleen Farrell, chairman
of the Union recreation commit
tee, announced.
James G. Porter, professor of
architecture, will direct the tour
nament. He said that the rules
and procedure of the finals will
be explained at the preliminaries
leges and universities throughout
the United States will compete in
the national bridge tournament.
Forty-four states and the District
of Columbia are represented in
the entries.
Colleges winning national titles
will receive trophy cups. Indi
vidual national winners will re
ceive smaller cups. In addition,
winners will each receive a certi
ficate suitable for framing.
Winners of the tournament Sat
urday will enter in further com
petition Feb. 20.
Research Grants
NU Given $26,250 Award
For Embryo, Heart Studies
Research grants totaling $26,'
520 have been received by the
University, R. W. Goss, dean of
Graduate College and research
administrator, announced Friday.
Grants are for study of the re-
Music Composition
The 1954 annual competition for
the best instrumental or vocal
compositions by student compos
ers, sponsored by Broadcast Mu
sic Inc., has officially opened.
A total of $7,500 in prizes will
be awarded to winning composers
who are students of accredited
schools. All awards will be ap
plied to tuition and subsistence.
Official rules and entry blanks
may be obtained from Russell
Sanjek, director, SCRA Project,
580 Fifth Ave., New York 19, N.Y.
Dance Artist To Hold
Clinic At City YWCA
Jane Farwell, folk dance artist
nd recreation leader, will pre
sent a clinic Tuesday at 8:15 p.m.
at the city YWCA.
Students from the physical ed
ucation and elementary education
departments are invited to attend
by the YWCA.
The clinic will include folk
dances, nationality dances, mix
ers and square dances. It is be
ing sponsored jointly by the Lin
coln Public Schools, city recrea
tion and .YWCA.
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onophone' Made
useum Preparafor
from the ribs of prehistoric
rhinoceros estimated to be well
over a million years old.
Discovery of a mellow musical
tone occurred when Reider acci
dentally knocked two of the ribs
together while .preparing a
mounting for tHe museum.
However, it was not until the
a Poet," Cocteau transmits his
work in four sections through
the medium of self-expression.
"Moana,"' a dramatization of the
traditional forms of hunting,
fishing, feasting and love-making
of the Somoans.
March 17, 7:30 p.m.; "Duck
Soifp," a Marx Brothers comedy
and "The Barber Shop," a two
reeler featuring W. C. Fields.
MARCH 31. 7:30 p.m.; "A
Time Out of War," a mood film
produced in 1953 by Denis
Sanders of University Photo
graphic Productions. The story
is based on "Pickets" by Robert
W. Chambers. "The Land," a
story in documentary form of
American agriculture during the
1930's will also be shown.
April 7, 7:30 p.m.; "Picture
Adventure in Art" portrays the
Artist's painted figures which
are the actors in a dream world
which unfolds itself before scen
ery imagined by the painter.
Vincent Price, Henry Fonda,
Lilli Palmer, Gregory Peck and
Harry Marble are narrators.
APRIL 21, 7:30 p.m.; "The
Blue Angel", which has been
described as the highest point of
director Josef Von Sternberg's
film career. The film star is
Marlene Dietrich.
May 4, 7:30 p.m.; "Fame is the
Spur" unfolds a panorama of
political England from the 1870's
to Ramsey MacDonalds first
national government. It was
filmed in England by the makers
of "Hamlet" and "Henry V."
AWS Interviews
Interviews for Associated
Women Students Board will be
held from 2-5 p.m. Friday and
from 8-12 a.m. Saturday.
Criteria for judging will be:
coed's knowledge of AWS, sug
gestions for improvement, inter
est and reasons for interest in
productive system of mammalian
embryo, $3,720 from the U. S.
Public Health Service to Dr. Ed
ward A. Holyoke, anatomy de
partment of the College of Medi
cine. FOR THE continuation of cardie-vascular
research, $5,000 from
the Nebraska Heart Association
to Dr. F. L. Dunn, department of
internal medicine.
For the study of biological in
teractions, $10,000 from the Na
tional Science Foundation to Her
bert Jehle, associate professor of
For the continuation of the
study of soil insect control, $500
from the Shell Chemical Corpor
ation to the entomology depart
ment. FOR CHEMICAL weed control
study, $500 from the Dow Chemi
cal Company to the agronomy de
partment. For study of acid vapor tem
perature methods, $1,800 from
Phillips Petroleum Company to
Dr. W. F. Weiland, department
of mechanical engineering.
For the identification of "dwarf
free" and "dwarf-carrier" ani
mals in beef cattle, $500 from
Swift and Company to the animal
husbandry department.
Five Students Initiated
Into Kappa Alpha Mu
Kappa Alpha Mu, honorary
journalism - photography frater
nity, held initiation for five stu
dents Wednesday evening.
New members are: Marcia
Mickelsen, Bradley Crow, Fran
cis Svoboda, John Terrill and
Ray Magorian.
Miss Mickelsen was elected
treasurer to succeed Charles
Klasek who resigned recently.
sound occurred again while drill
ing the ribs, that Reider took an
active interest in the tone qual
ity. REIDER began a series of ex
periments in which he found that
only the Pliocene rhinoceros of
Nebraska produced a satisfactory
He experimented to develop a
proper base which would not
deaden the resonance of the
bones. It was found that sup
porting the ribs on a rubber sur
face at the ends and socm-ing
them by rubber bands wos the
most successful.
The greatest task was to select
bones with the correct pifbh.
Reider made this possible by
grinding off the ends of the
bones as needed to get the cor
rect note.
After five years of patient
labor in his spare time, Reider
finally completed his musical
instrument the "bonophone."'
WORK ON the instrument be
gan in 1929 as a hobbv. Reider
commented, "The bonophone is
just for fun; to prove that there
is humor even in paleontology."
Reider has made special ap
pearances over national radio
hook-ups, including John Hick's
strange As It Seems" program
and Major Bowes' Amateur
Hour. He gave a personal per
formance before Dr. Roy Chap
man Andrews and staff of the
American Museum of Natural
History in New York City.
Stories of the bonophone have
appeared in many magazines and
was featured in Robert Ripley's
"Believe It or Not." In addition,
Reider was invited to appear in
the "Believe It or Not" exiiibit
at the New York World's Fair.
ON ONE OTHER occasion,
the bonophone was featured in
a University national hook-up
sponsored by the Pontiac Cor
poration. The following poem
was used in the presentation of
the bonophone:
Before the dawn of history,
In fact, before the flood,
The rhinoceros frolicked
In the prehistoric mud.
He little thought, this ancient
What tricks the fates would
That from his bones
Would come the tones
Of waltzes, jazz and swing.
Metal Worker
Meeting Set
For Monday
The University department of
mechanical engine e r i n g will
sponsor a metals conference
Monday and Tuesday on campus
for metal workers from Nebraska
and neighboring states. Thej
purpose will be to assist found
ries and metal-working com
panies in decreasing production
costs and improving the quality
of products.
The conference is led by the
mechanical engineering and ex
tension divisions in cooperation
with the Nebraska chapters of
the American Society of Tool
Engineers, American Foundry
men's Society and Associated In
dustries of Nebraska.
Sessions will be under the
direction of faculty members
from the department of mechani
cal engineering and representa
tives of several national and
state metal-working concerns.
Professors N. H. Barnard, Rob
ert A. Ratner and Walter F.
Weiland will participate.
In Annual Poetry Contest
Entries for the annual lone
Gardner Noyes Memorial Poetry
Contest must be submitted by
5 p.m. March 1.
Prizes of $50 and $25 shall
be awarded to the two best
original, unpublished poems sub
mitted by regularly enrolled
University undergraduates.
enter as many as three poems.
Poems may be of any length, in
and form and on any subject.
Each poem should be typed in
triplicate and double spaced.
The name of the author should
Union Dance
The Union Candlelight Room
will be open for dancing and
snacking Saturday from 8:30 to
12 p.m. -
; There will be no cover charge.
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Henrv Reider. DreDarator for
the University Museum,
demonstrates the musical tones
of his "Bonophone," an instru-
ment he made from the mil-
Your Church
God Has A Place On Campus
Methodist Student House
1417 R
Sunday Foundation Student
Council, 3 p.m. Wesley Fireside,
"God in Worship," 5 p.m.
Tuesday Sigma Theta Epsilon
Rush Party, 5:30 p.m. Kappa
Phi cabinet meeting, 7:30 p.m.
South Street Temple
Friday Special services, 8
Sunday School, 10-12 a.m.
University Lutheran Chapel
(Missouri Synod)
15 and Q
Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.
Gamma Delta, beginning with
cost supper, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday Christian Doctrine
class (group 1), 7 p.m.
Wednesday Christian Doc
trine class (group 2), 7 p.m.
rehearsal, 7:15 p.m.
Christian Student Fellowship
Friday Convocation, First
Christian Church, reception fol
lowing, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Midday medita
tions at Baptist House, 12:30 p.m.
University Episcopal Chapel
13 and R
Sunday Holy Communion, 9
a.m. Morning prayer with ser
mon, 11 a.m.
Wednesday Holy Commun
ion, 7 a.m. Choir practice, 7:30
Federal Agencies To Offer
Student Training Program
A program providing special
training in various Federal agen
cies for college sophomores and
juniors has been announced by
the US Civil Service Commission.
To qualify for the Student Aid
Trainee program, applicants must
pass a written test and be major
ing in one of the following fields:
chemistry, physics, mathematics,
metallurgy, meteorology or en
gineering. Students appointed to
the trainee positions will remain
in them for no longer than 24
months. The positions pay $2,950
and $3,175 a year.
May Enter
not appear on the manuscript,
but inserted with the poem titles
into a sealed envelope which
should accompany the manu
script. Awards will be decided by a
board of judges who will rate
entries on the basis of individual
poems. Formal presentation of
the awards will be made before
April 1. Winning poems will be
considered for possible publica
tion in Prairie Schooner.
University 'Tooth-Jerkers'
Located In Andrews Hall
Staff Writer
University students might
wonder what purpose third floor
of Andrews Hall serves. White
suited male and a few female
students seem to move contin
uously between the first floor
coke machine and the mysterious
third floor.
These people are commonly
known on campus as "tooth
jerkers" or "ouch-men." In
other words, they're dental stu
dents. EACH YEAR, the College of
Dentistry admits 32 new dental
students, making a total of 128
students in the college. Students
are chosen on scholastic aver
ages and results of a required
ability test.
The dental clinic is open to
the public and 60 people can
be accommodated at one time.
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lion-vear-old bones of a
rhinoceros. The novelty is a
result of an idea Reider had
when he was preparing bones
for an exhibit
Sunday Forum, Rev. Dick is
speaker, "Why I Am a Congre
gational," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Vespers, Rex
Knowles is speaker, 7 p.m.
St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel
1602 Q
Sunday Masses, 8, 9, 10:S0
and 11:30 a.m.
Monday Religious course, 3
Choir rehearsal, 7:15 p.m.
a.m. Study club, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Religious course,
3 p.m.
Thursday Religious course,
11 a.m.
Spanish Club Announces
Meeting For Tuesday
Spanish Club will feature a se
ries of games including riddles,
puzzles and charades at its next
meeting Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in
Union Room 316.
The games, which will all be
played in Spanish, are related to
vocabulary and geography. Span
ish songs will also be part of the
Club sponsor Hal Carney, in
structor in romance languages,
stated that everyone who is in
terested in Spanish is invited to
attend the meeting. There will be
a 25 cent charge for refreshments.
given March 27, 1954. Subsequent
given March 27. Subsequent
sons whose applications are re
ceived after that date.
Further information and appli
cation forms may be obtained at
the local post office or from the
U. S. Civil Service Commission,
Washington 25, D. C. Applicants
wishing to take the examination
must file applications before
March 2.
Section Of University Art Collection
To Begin Year's Tour Of Nebraska
" A University Collects," an as
semblage of 25 paintings selected
from the permanent University
collection, will be circulated
throughout the state for one year
beginning the end of February.
The traveling collection will be
circulated under the auspices of
the American Federation of Arts,
which provides paintings to
towns, small colleges and schools
which have no permanent exhi
bitions of their own.
Selection of the paintings to be
included was made by Harvard
Arnason, trustee of the federa
tion and director of the Walker
Art Center at Minneapolis, Minn.
He was assisted by Norman
All types ol dental work
done there by the students, who
begin pracMcal work the second
semester of their freshman year.
FACULTY OF the dental
school consists of ten full-time
dentists, ten part-time dentists,
registered nurses, medical tech
nicians, laboratory technicians
and basic science instructors.
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NU Regents Approve
Faculty Adjustments
Eiqhteen New Appointments Made
The Board of Regents ap
proved Wednesday the resigna
tions of seven teachers, one leave
ot absence and 18 new appoint
ments to the teaching staff, in
Men Laud
Benefits Told,
Criticism Given
Comments from several fra
ternity men indicated that they
felt that this year's Greek Week
program is a promising start
toward better cooperation in the
fraternity system.
Several expressed hope that
Greek Week would become an
annual event.
In evaluating its benefits,
Marshall Kushner, Zeta Beta
Tau, stated, "It will help the ira
ternities to discuss problems
which are common to the fra
ternity system because they will
be better able to cope with the
problems. I consider this year's
nrogram tremendously successful
and hope it will become an an
nual affair."
STAN S1PPLE, Sigma Nu,
commented, "It is a great oppor
tunity for all fraternity men on
campus to meet, understand and
talk over common problems, and
to acquire a better working unity
between all fraternities." .
"I started out not liking the
idea," Fred Miller, Delta Upsi
lon, admitted frankly, "but after
the discussion last night about
the dorm problem, I think it is a
good idea. It promotes more
unity, understanding and coop
eration among the fraternities."
Mark Schmeckle, Sigma Chi,
said he felt that, "discussions like
the one I attended last night
bring about better campus rela
tionships. They may help the
fraternities solve some of the
problems facing them."
"IT WAS nee'ded," Marv
Stromer, Pi Kappa Phi, pointed
out, and went on to explain: "It
helped put the finger on why the
Greeks are on campus and what
they are intended to do. Dis
cussing and hashing out prob
lems opens the door to greater
cooperation in the future."
Jerry Minnick, Delta Upsilon,
stated Greek Week's value this
way: "Greek Week could be a
great advantage to fraternities at
NU if they work together in re
laying ideas to all fraternities.
The week is helping to show
what a great organization it
really is."
were brought up by Bob Loch,
Delta . Upsilon, "I think the dis
cussions are good even though
not everyone is interested in all
the topics discussed. It is par
ticularly good for frat men to
meet on other than purely social
bases. If they keep this up for
five or ten years. Greek WeekJ
would show great influence on
the campus and the frats.
Sinfonia Plans Annua!
Membership Smoker
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, music
fraternity, will hold its annual
smoker Sunday at 3 p.m. in Un
ion Parlors XYZ for students in
terested in becoming members.
Membership is not limited to
music majors. Anyone with an
active interest in music may at
tend. Geske, acting director of the Uni
versity Art Galleries.
The collection is now on ex
hibition in the second floor gal
aries of Morrill Hall.
Two Professors
Publish Articles
Two members of the Uni
versity faculty have written
articles which have appeared
in recent publications.
Dr. J. O. Hertzler, professor
of sociology, is the author of
"Toward a Sociology of Lan
guages," which appeared in the
December issue of Social For
ces. 4
Dr. Richard Threet, assistant
professor of geology, wrote a
paper, "Horizontal Dist a n c e
Corrections and Plotting Errors
in Stadia Surveying." It was
published in a recent issue of
the Bulletin of The American
Assocation of Petroleum Geo-logsts.
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North American
Los Angeles
will interview here
Friday, February 12, 1954
addition to eight adjustments in
work and salary.
Resignations approved were
those of Burton L. French, as
sistant professor of agricultural
economics; Donald Beeman, ag
ricultural extension assistant;
Warren K. Dalton, instructor in
business law, and John W,
Thomas, research associate in
agricultural economics.
Gradwohl, research associate in
law; Miss Jeanne S. Beck, assist
ant in romance languages, and
Robert C. Therien, clinical co
ordinator for American Medical
Association teaching.
Agricultural department added
Don Kanel, assistant professor;
Miss Cynthia E. Payne, exten
sion assistant in home economi
cs, and Robert A. Woolman, ag
ricultural extension assistant to
the teaching staff.
College of Medicine has added
Miss Marjorie M. Fouts, instruc
tor in pediatrics; George A.
Young, Jr., associate in neurol
ogy and psychiatry; Miss Rosaire
E. Lemire, instructor in internal
medicine; John F. Latenser,
clinical coordinator in internal
medicine, and Laverne C.
Strough, assistant professor of
psychiatric training.
part time instructor; Miss Doris
C. McMurray, teaching assistant
and Lichu Chen, teaching assist
ant, will aid the romance lan
guage department.
Mrs. Helen Rogers Hyde has
been placed by the extension
division as an instructor in art.
The University administration
has placed William L McKillip
as a part-time instructor. Wil
fred W. Nuernberger is part
time instructor in business law.
The department of history and
principles of education has
placed David R. Knapp as a part
time instructor.
JOHN E. Behnke, Jr., is a new
research associate in law. Miss
F. Eloise Pool is an instructor in
mathematics in extension.
Robert Schlater is a part time
instructor in journalism to re
place William H. Hice, who re
signed. Schlater is a 1943 gradu
ate of the University and re
ceived his masters degree in
journalism from Columbia Uni
versity in 1948.
Howard W. Deems, assistant
professor of vocational educa
tion, has been granted a three
month's leave of absence for
graduate study.
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Lincoln: "Money From Home,"
1:10, 3:15, 5:20, 7:25, 9:30.
Stuart: "Knights of the Round
Table," 12:30, 2:45, 5 . 7:18,
Nebraska: "Problem iris,"
1:21, 4:13, 7:04, 9:56. "On. Girl't
Confession," 2:52, 5:43, 8:35.
Varsity: "Boy From Okla
homa," 1:28, 3:31, 5:34, 7:37, 9:40.
State: "The Sea Around Us,
2:05, 4:03, 6:01, 8:00. 9:55.
Joyo: "The Robe,' 2:00, 4:30,
7:00, 9:30.
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