The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 09, 1954, Image 1

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ef For If Week
Seventh National
Picnic, Coffee Hour, Church Sunday
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school; we go to work we go
to YWCA Go with us," is the
theme of the seventh National
YWCA week, April 19 to 25,
which the University chapter
will observe starting Monday,
announced Jan Osburn, execu
tive director.
Activities for the week will
Include a picnic Tuesday, which
will be held at Peter Pan Park
Women May
Return Monday
Regulations concerning spring
vacation to be followed by
women living in " organized
houses or in the Women's Resi
dence Halls have been an
nounced by the Associated
Women Students Board.
Spring vacation will begin
Saturday at noon and will end
at 8 a.m. Monday, April 19, J. P.
Colbert, dean of the division of
student affairs, announced.
IF COEDS plan to return after
8 a.m. Monday, they must obtain
special permission.
Any woman who returns after
closing hours' on Sunday follow
ing spring vacation must get
special permission from the
housemother before leaving and
must note the time she will
return on the sign-out sheet.
On a week-end home, women
may sign out to return on Mon
day morning in time for their
first class. If a woman is visit
ing a friend who will return
Monday morning, special per
mission may be obtained to re
turn with the friend.
Westrup Tells
Korean Police
Korea owes its present state of
progress to improvements made
under Japanese rule, according
to Lieutenant Colonel Charle M.
Westrup. Colonel Westrup, as
sistant professor of military
science and tactics, spoke to
Provost Corps Wednesday on his
experiences as Provost Marshal
of Pusan and as one of those
who helped organize the Korean
national police.
Many public improvements
were instituted by the Japanese
between 1904 and 1945, he said,
but they were at bayonet point,
and revolts were frequent,
THE AMERICAN mission in
Korea following World War II
was to organize and unify the
country, and then "get out."
However, since all officials had
been Japanese, It was necessary
first to train Koreans to take
their place, stated Westrup.
A friend of Synghman Rhee,
Westrup said he admires tie
South Korean President because,
"for forty years he's been fight
ing for Korean independence."
He reminded Provost Corps
members that Rhee was edu
cated in this country and has an
American wife.
The Outside World
Staff Writer
Dulles To Fly To Europe
LONDON United States Secretary of State Dulles plans to
fly to Europe next week say informed sources. The purpose of
his trip is to have talks with
"united action" to safeguard Southeast Asia from Communist
domination. However this report was not confirmed by either
American Embassy or Foreign Office officials.
This reported decision came as both the British and the
French balked at his proposal for a joint Western declaration
and 10-nation defense agreement to ward off further Communist
aggression in Southeast Asia.
McCarran On
WASHINGTON Sen. McCarran (D-Nev) made the estimate
in an interview that two Senators are talking about sending United
States naval and air units into Indo-Chinese fighting as a possi
bility of helping in an inevitable
"If we should send in naval
only bring the Chinese Communists in force and then I don't see
how we could avoid sending troops," McCarran said.
Expressions by President Eisenhower and Secretary of State
Dulles plus the sober comment in Congress may be an indication
of the administration's determination that Indo-China must not
fall to the Communists.
Push-Button Warfare
U. S. AIR FORCE BASE, BITBURG, Germany On the fringe
of the Iron Curtain, the first American pilotless bomber squadron
has been established with utmost secrecy. Probably the first of
its kind in the world, this squadron is the first step towards the
realization of push-button warfare.
The new B-61 Matador guided missle can be launched against
enemy attack by the flick of a switch. This stubby airplane
flies more than 300 miles at a speed of more than 600 miles an
hour. It can carry an atomic warhead and can be guided to a
target with pinpoint accuracy. It flies in bad weather as well as
in good weather.
Wire-Tapping Bill
WARTiTNr.TDN The use
prosecution of spies and sabateurs was-voted to be authorized by
the House. However they made the wire tapping authority
subject to prior approval by the federal courts. ,
The House voted for the addition of court safeguards after
hearing charges that unlimited authority for the attorney general
maae wire lapping suDjeci io
An administration-backed
sponsored by Rep. Willis (D
advance of any wire tap was accepted.
Radar Warning Chain
warhtntcton Survey work for a new Canadian-United
States radar warning chain across the rim of North America is
already well advanced," said Secretary of Defense Wilson. This
new system started four years ago is north of the "Pinetree
Chain" of aircraft warning stations, Wilson said.
The Far North radar warning system is placed to detect
aircraft coming over the polar cap. The United States has
installed in Alaska at least one experimental radar unit, operating
fully automatically and designed to provide at least six hours of
warning to the United States, it was disclosed. A buildup of
the warning system over the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
was also announced by Wilson.
Event To Include
for all campus and Ag YWCA
APRIL 23 at 3:30 p.m., a cof
fee hour is being planned for
faculty women at Ellen Smith
Hall. University Y members,
with the assistance of the ad
visory board, will plan this
event. Head of the advisory
board is Mrs. Rex Knowles.
April 25, which culminates
the week, is YWCA Sunday in
the churches when local pastors
will join others throughout the
country in giving recognition to
the association. More than 3,
000,000 members of the organ
ization will attend the church
of their choice, thus joining with
other members in communities
throughout the country in ac
centing the religious emphasis
of the YWCA in the nation and
in the world.
of the University YWCA will
place special emphasis on YW
CA Week. The groups meet with
student leaders to hear speakers
and participate in discussions
about their particular topics.
A fine arts group is led by
Jane Spencer. They aid in bring
ing culture to the lives of Uni
versity coeds. Discussions are
brought forth in the comparative
religions group led by Nancy
Hegstrom. Current University
and national issues are discussed
by Sharon Mangold's group, af
fairs are fun. The group on camp
counseling, led by Jane Laase,
helps coeds who are interested
in this type of work.
To Highlight
Feeders Day
The 42nd annual Feeders Day
will be held in the Ag Union on
April 23.
Sponsored by the University
Animal Husbandry Department
and the Nebraska Livestock
Breeders and Feeders Associa
tion, the event will feature re
sults of the experiments with
cattle feeding.
T W Dowe and Dr. John
Matsushima, assistant animal
husbandry professors, will dis
cuss the current year's experi
ments, "Factors Affecting the
Utilization of t eed" ana -studies
With Cattle Fattening Rations,"
VISITORS WILL have the op
portunity to inspect the experi
mental cattle at Ag campus.
Disriissions also will be held
by Vince H. Arthaud, assistant
animal husbandman, about "&r
ficient Use of Pasture in Cattle
Fpedinff." followed bv "AD
praisal of Feeder's Problems," by
Don Magdanz.
will speak on the topic, "More
Beef for Less Money." He was
the first administrator under the
Tavlor Grazing Act and is con
sJdered to be an authority on
cattle production problems.
Block and Bridle Club is spon
soring a dinner honoring Albert
Hultine, a Polled Shorthorn
Breeder, at 6 p.m. that evening
in the Union Ballroom.
Foreign Students
All students who are planning
to go on the Mortar Board For
eign Student Tour should meet
at 7:30 a.m., Monday morning,
at the Union.
French and British leaders on
and air forces now, it would
of wire-tapped evidence in the
pumnjai uuk mm p"--
bill was rejected and a substitute
- La.) requiring a court order in
Friday, April 9, 1954
Ivy Day Sing
Selections, Directors Announced
By Women's Organized Houses
Names of the selections and the
directors for the Ivy Day Inter
Sorority Sing have been an
nounced by organized houses.
Songs and directors are: Alpha
Chi Omega, "Dream Song of
Alpha Chi," Sherry Clover; Alpha
Omicron Pi, "Get Happy," Dee
Garrett; Alpha Phi, "Alpha Phi
Sweetheart Song," Barbara
Show Plans
Prog i
ram Set
Block, Bridle
The 20th annual Block and
Bridle Spring Show will be held
at the State Fair Grounds cn
April 24.
Presentation will feature a
variety of special events and
showmanship classes of beef,
swine and sheep.
Block and Bridle Club mem
bers are incharge of all the ar
rangements for the show.
CO-CHAIRMEN of the show
are Dale Van Vleck, president of
the club, and Tom Leisy.
Wayne Moody will be master
of ceremonies.
Dale Reynolds and Gary Hild
are co-chairmen of special
events. Dwight Jundt and
Chuck Beam are co-chairmen of
Other committee chairmen
Don Novotny, program; Don
Johnson, music; Joe Edwards
and Cal Lemmon, intercommu
nications; Art Raun and Ray
Kelley, tickets; Rex Meyer, cards
and clothing; Merton Dierks r.nd
Gene Kerr, coliseum; Don Leisy,
awards; Don Ayers and Kaye
Don Wiggins, coed riding con
test; Kenneth Stone, sheep show
manship; Wayne Spilker. hog
showmanship and Joe Huck
feldt, beef showmanship.
will include a Western-style
coed riding contest, a show class
of parade horses, a class of
three-gaited or five-gaited so"
ciety horses and a newly in
eluded palomino western pleas
Showmanship contest, which
includes beef, sheep and swine,
will be judged on the training
grooming and fitting of the ani
mals and the' manner of pre
sentation by the showman.
Animals furnished by the ani
mal husbandry department will
be shown by Ag college students
pril, May, June
KK, Block, Bridle
Spring vacation will begin
tomorrow, and students will
spend a carefree week without
studies. But inexorably the
week will draw to a close and
blue Monday and bluer classes
roll around again.
Then what will there be to
look forward to? Another vaca
tion, of course. Twelve times as
long, and only five weeks away.
In the meantime, however, a
crowded schedule of activities
has been planned to keep busy
students busier.
TWO BIG celebrations will be
held on Ag campus. The annual
Block anJ Bridle Livestock
Show will open April 24 in the
State Fair grounds coliseum.
Along with showmanship classes
of beef, swine and sheep, special
events will include a coed riding
Saturday Set
For Last Show
Of NU Play
"The Man Who Came to Din
ned" will be presented Friday
and Saturday for the last time.
The play will begin at 8 n.m.
in the Arena Theater, Temple
Building. Tickets are still avail
able for both performances.
According to Dallas Williams,
director, the play was written
purely for amusemetit and en
tertainment. "George Kaufman, the au
thor," Williams said, "is a mr.s
ter at inventing humorous and
farcical situations in a play.'- -
"THE MAN Who Came to
Dinner" is the feurth and final
production of the 1953-54 Uni
versity Theater. It is the last
major production that will be
held in the Arena Theater.
Hank Gibson portrays Sheri
dan Whiteside, around whom the
action centers. Others in the
cast are Trudy Scriven, Barbara
Leigh, Larry Hanson, James
Copp, Marilyn Breitfelder, Mary
Lou Pittack.
Bill Walton, Marjorie Miller,
Fred Ashley, Valerie Hompes,
Douglas York, Bill Smith, Jerry
Minnick, Rod Holmes, Dick
Marrs, Charles Peterson, Luanne
Raun, Ernest Enke, Bill Dole
man and Gene Densmore. .
Jones; Alpha Xi Delta, "Once
in a While," Beverly Ross.
Chi Omega, Halls of Ivy,"
Yvonne Moran; Delta Delta Delta
'Heather, Mary Robinson; Delta
Gamma, "Delta Gamma Seren
ade," Carol Unterseher; Gamma
Phi Beta, "Without a Song,"
Dorothy Novotny; Kappa Alpha
Theta, "Theta Lullaby," Barbara
Kappa Delta, A Kappa Delta
Rpmance," Kathleen Wilson;
Kappa Kappa Gamma, "La
Chanson de la Fleur-de-lis, Jan
Harrison; Pi Beta Phi, "Ocean
to Ocean, Murt Pickett, and
Sigma Kappa, "I Talk to the
Trees," Lois Bramer.
Independent organized houses
are: Residence-Halls, "All the
Things You Are," Shirley Kam-
mski ; Inter national House,
"Liza," Marilyn Paul; Love Me
morial Hall, "By the Bend of the
River," Jan Lindquist; Towne
Club, "Syncopated Clock," Pat
Roehrkasse; University Nurses,
"In The Still of the Night," Jan
ice Hensel.
Plans Trip
To Florida
Cadets To View
Military Bases
Eighteen Air- Force ROTC
cadets and state and University
officials will inspect military in
stallations at Miami, Key West
and Cocoa, Florida, on Monday.
The group will inspect facili
ties of the Guided Missile Test
Center at Patrick Air Force
Base, Cocoa, Florida. Previously
cadets will observe the opera
tion of an AF Reserve Combat
Training Center at Miami In
ternational Airport, while Uni
versity and state officials will
be given indoctrination in naval
facilities of the area of US
Naval Station at Key West.
sre: Robert W. Bachman, Gerald
N. Bingham, Bobby R. Butz,
Donald G. Browning, Simon M.
Delisi, William H. Doole, Paul
K. Ely, Leo P. Engel, Lloyd E
Keller, Max D. Kennedy, Char
les W. Kiffin. Thomas J. Min-
nick, James H. Oliver, Don R,
Overholt, Jesse F. Redman, Dud
ley A. Saville, Lee R. Thomp
son and Frank B. Wells.
State officials include Major
General Guy Henniger and
Colonel Farley Young. Univer
sity officials are: Dr. B. N,
Greenberg. John Bentley, A. J,
Lewandowski. C. A. Donaldson,
W. C. Harper, James G. Porter
and Colonel J. A. Stengiem.
Shows Planned
contest and show classes of
parade, jumper, pleasure and
society horses.
The followmg weekend, April
30 through May 1, will be
Farmer's Fair. On Friday the
Fair will feature tours, a rodeo,
a barbeque, midway and show
manship contest. Events will
continue Saturday, climaxed by
a Cotton and Denim Dance that
E-WEEK, the pride of Univer
sity engineers, will be held
Thursday and Friday, April 29
and 30. Of special interest to
journalism students will be
Journalism Day, May 1.
The Kosmet Klub Spring
Show, "Finian's Rainbow," will
be presented April 28 through 30
at the Nebraska Theater. The
"luck of the Irish" holds true
for a little Irishman who comes
to America to plant his pot of
gold and discovers the true
wealth of the country is not
found by burying money under
ground in this bright musical
Student Council elections -vill
be held May 3. The following
Wednesday, hold-over members
will be elected at a regular
Council meeting.
AND THEN there's Ivy Day
University tradition uncompar
able. May 8 will mark the an
nual presentation of the Ivy Day
Court, the tapping of Mortar
Boards ' and tackling of Inno
cents, awarding of trophys and
competition of sorority and fra
ternity Sings.
These are the highlights of
coming weeks, but there have
been many other events planned.
Saturday, May 22, will be the
last official day of classes and
exams are scheduled from May
26 to June 5. Commencement is
June 7.
Ivy, Daisy Chains
Independent women not living
in an organized house may file
for participation in the Ivy Chain
if they are seniors. Juniors, sop
homores and freshmen may file
for the Daisy Chain.
Those interested should leave
their name and phone number
in the Mortar Board box in the
Union basement by April 19.
Practice sessions will be held
April 21, 29 and May 3.
it happened at nu
A geology lab was identify
ing specimens of various rocks
and minerals when one of the
more light-minded students
brought up an odd-looking
piece of, rock, presumably out
of one of the specimen draw
ers. Both lab instructors offered
their idea on the probable
composition of the rock and
students chimed in with un
known combinations, "Basalt
with phyillite"; "gabbro with
After about 15 minutes one
of the instructors asked which
box the rock had come from.
Oh," the student replied, "it
didn't come from any of them.
It's just a piece of asphalt out
of the street."
Plans Visit
To Campus
Emphasis Made
On Informality
A three-day visit to the Uni
versity has been scheduled by
Basil Rathbone in connection
with the presentation of "King
David" by more than 500 stu
dents from the music depart
ment. The famous theatrical star will
narrate the story of the life of
King David as written by Rene
Morax. The Biblical drama will
be presented in 27 musical num
bers by Arthur Honegger.
Rathbone will hold open forums
and informal discussion sessions
with University students April
30 and May 1.
Before promising to appear at
the University, Rothbone in
sisted upon informal meetings for
"provocative discussion on art,
music and the theater," instead
of lecture programs, Dr. David
Foltz, chairman of the depart
ment of music, said.
most students mainly for his por
trayals of Sherlock Holmes, ac
cording to Dr. Foltz, Rathbone
is well-known on both East and
West coasts as a narrator for or
chestras and for dramatic read
Rathbone had previously been
scheduled to appear in a pres
entation of "King David" by the
Baltimore orchestrat one of four
times it has been presented in
his country. He cancelled this ap
pearance, however, to appear in
television presentation of "The
Thirteen Clocks," by James
Other performances which
Rathbone has narrated include:
"Peter and The Wolf" and "Man
fred" in a presentation by the
San Francisco Orchestra, and
the Oscar Wilde poem, ine
Nightingale and the Rose."
SC Filings
Ssfnrriav nnnn Is the deadline
for filing Student Council appli
cations in the Office of Frank
Hallgren, Associate Dean of Stu
dent .Affairs, .Administration
All candidates must be eligible
durin? their sophomore
or junior years except for Law
College students who must De
eligible during their sophomore
vr In Law College. In order to
complete the filings, applicants
must have signatures or iz stu
dents in their college.
Fifteen renresentatives are to
h soWted on an apportioned
basis among the colleges. Col
leges which do not nave tne re
quired number of applicants will
have a reduction in their repre
sentation next year.
University Mum George Hughes Copies
Scriot from Emotion Temole Walls
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Ciphers, Symbols, Letters Record
A University alum has a life
time copying job.
George Hughes, 1929 gradu
ate of the University, is now
busy copying the walls of Medi
net Habu temple in Egypt for
the Oriental Institute of the
University of Chicago. Medinet
Habu was built over 1,506 years
The temple Was built to launch
the current pharaoh of the time,
Rameses III, into the next world
with true majesty. It was built
in approximately 20 years by
scores of thousands of slave la
borers. THERE ARE several court
yards in the temple. Each is en
tered through a 30-foot door in
a 50-foot high facade. Court
yards are over 100 feet square,
ringed with 30-foot statues or
The statues were considered
idols. In one courtyard Chris
tians tore them down more than
1,500 years ago and built a
Later, when Moslems brought
in a third religion, the church
ABOUT 100 years ago arche
ologists chased out farmers who
lived there, cleaned away the
dirt of a millennium and now
Hughes and his colleague
Charles Nims, of the Oriental
Institute, are copying the writ
ing that covers acres of walls.
Hughes, a Phi Beta Kappa, is
estor sxplaainis
History value
Illinois Professor Presents First
Of Scheduled Convention Speeches
History's relative place in the
field of social sciences was the
main subject of an address by
Dr. Arthur E. Bestor, professor
of history, University of Illinois,
"History and the Social Sci
ences" was the title of the first
in a series of speeches in con
nection with the History Teach
ers Convention.
"IN TIME of crisis, history is
not a mere ornament or a means
of escape; it is, of all the dis
ciplines, the most essential for
the survival of the values which
we dignify as the greatest of all
by calling them humane," Dr.
Bestor said in evaluating the
place of history in our modern
Definitions of education and
those particular fields of know
ledge, generally called subjects,
but which the speaker preferred
to term deciplines, were given
detailed treatment.
Differentiation was cited as the
basis for intellectual development
and several examples of how this
differentiating between kinds of
matter has been accomplished
were given.
TION," Dr. Bestor said, "con
sists of analyzing what James
Joyce calls 'one great blooming,
buzzing confusion' and finding
in it the elements which can be
As a result of this, Bestor
stated that the subjects or dis
ciplines of a university are not
the result of arbitrary discus
sions but the results of human,
pragmatic experiences with dif
ferentiation. Having defined education for
his .purposes, Dr. Bestor at
tempted to enumerate the steps
ROTC Cadets
Fly To Tampa
Twenty three members of the
Air Force ROTC program flew
to Tampa, Fla., recently to tour
McDill Air Force Base.
The cadets traveled in a C-46,
"Commander" aircraft. . First
Lieutenant Philip A. Beaumont
accompanied the cadets as staff
project officer, and First Lieu
tenant Paul L. Glass served as
a crew member on the plane.
Highlights of the trip to the
base, which is a B-47, Strategic
Air Command Base, was the in
doctrination of the cadets into
the operation of the de-com
pression chamber; touring of
Tampa Bay in Navy crash boats;
swimming at one of the beach
clubs and touring McDill AFB
and Tampa night-life.,
Cadets making the trip were
Earl F. Barnette, David Brand,
Wallis R. Cramond, Delain G
Danehey, Brock Q. Dutton, Rob
ert J. Hawke, Richard A. Hunt,
Homer B. Kenison, Gary R. Ko
berstein, Jack L. Moore, Rich
ard A. Moore, Martin L. Niel
sen, Dale L. Nitzel, Kenneth
W. Philbrick, Arthur P. Raun,
Roger D. Scow, Ronald D. Shaw,
Jack H. Stiehl, Donavan L. Tad
ken, John R. Toman, Charles K.
Tomsen, Elvin D. Vachal and
Daryl L. Wood.
an expert in the field of writings
and ancient Egyptian languages.
During the war, he deciphered
enemy codes for the govern
ment. Now working on ancient Egyp
tian, Hughes has run into new
words that, to this date, were
unknown. The name of the tem
ple, Medinet Habu, is one of his
problems. Medinet means "city
of" but Hughes has been unable
to find out what Habu means.
ACCORDING TO Hughes, the
Egyptians were "pretty smart."
They knew how to cut with
abrasives and apparently how to
Tassel Deadline
Set For April 21
April 21 is the last day inde
pendent coeds may file for Tas
sels, women's pep organization.
Today was incorrectly stated as
the deadline in Wednesday's Ne
braskan. Today is the last day coeds can
file in the activitiy offices of city
and ag unions before -vacation.
Coeds may file at booth in city
and Ag unions April 19 through
To he eligible to file, independ
ent coeds must have a 5.5 aver
age and be a freshman.
Organized houses with Tassel
vacancies will select two girls
for each place.
All applicants will attend the
Tassel tea April 25. Pledging will
take place April 26.
Friday, April 9, 1954
in the progression by which man
kind has developed intellectual
The first of these, he said, is to
resolve experiences into theif
basic elements. Then as the sec
ond step, and the ultimate aim
of education is to apply tms
order to the complex problems of
SHOWING WHAT is involved
in an attempt to fuse history
with another of the social sci
ences, Bestor pointed out that
each of the disciplines has and
must have its own form of or
ganization. One cannot, according
to Bestor, apply the logical
organization of one subject to
another; each must be taugnt in
its own terms.
The real Question involved in
the inter-relations of history and
the social studies is whether his
tory should be sacrificed to the
other social sciences or whether
it is too essential to be replaced
by any of them.
"The factor which history alone
represents is one of the ir-re-placable
elements of education,"
Dr. Bestor said in answer to his
own question.
This ir-replaceable factor, as
defined by the speaker, is time
or the long view or experience.
"WE NEED to know the con
temporary world but we cannot
know it usless we see it from
some kind of a distance," he said
in explaining this value of his
tory. He compared the problem
involved with that of trying to
see the curvature of the world
while standing on it
History allows a comparison
and evaluation of experiences,
he stated. History, he said, is
the means by which we see which
of the ends we have to accom
plish is the more enduring and
Bringing this importance into
a present-day problem he said
that unless we can see the long
vipur nf histnrv we mav sacrifice
the Bill of Rights for the immedi
ate ends of ridding the country oi
a few communists.
"History" Dr. Bestor- said in
giving his final evaluation of it,
"is particularly important in
timps nf rrisis. It is of all the
disciplines the most essential to
Sale Of Barbeque
Tickets To Begin
Farmers Fair Barbeque tick
ets will go on sale April 20 to 26
in the Ag Union.
Tickets may be purchased for
the 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, or 7:00 p.m.
barbeque which is on April 30.
The barbeque will be held back
of the Ag Union but in case of
bad weather it will be moved to
the Ag Union gym. ,
Theft Admitted
By Three NU Men
Wednesday three University
students were turned over to
the dean of student affairs after
they admitted taking three lawn
chairs from fraternities on Ne
braska Wesleyan and the Uni
versity campuses.
The youths, two 18 years old
and one 20, were referred to the
dean by County Judge Herbert
Ronin. They admitted taking two
chairs from Phi Kappa Tau and
a chair from Alpha Gamma Rho
Tuesday night.
Ancient Culture
harden copper, a lost science.
The building itself is a good ex
ample of the knowledge and
skill they possessed.
The greatest invention of the
Egyptians was writing. Hughes
said that for years it was thought
that they merely drew pictures.
It wasn't until about 150 years
ago that we began to think that
possibly their writing was based,
like ours, on sounds. The clue
to Egyptian writing was a stone
on which an order was written
in both Greek and Egyptian. It
was signed by Cleopatra and
.WHEN THE letters P, T and
O were deciphered the rest of
the alphabet slowly fell into
place. Every now and then
Hughes has discovered words
that have not been recorded.
In early Egyptian writing, a
picture stood either for a col
lection of sounds or an individ
ual sound, according to Hughes.
Thus, a word could be written
using any one of six characters.
MUCH OF our alphabet came
from ancient Egyptian. Hughes
has said that an ox head turned
upside down developed into Our
capital A. Letter B began as a
sign for a house. Phoenicians,
first used the letter. We took it
and rounded the corners.
The ancient tongue is 'still
spoken in services of the Egyp
tian Christian church, but only'
a few priests and scholars un
derstand or can read it.