The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, July 15, 1954, Page Page 4, Image 4

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TKursdoy, July 15, 1954
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NU Summer Anthropology Students
Excavate Old Indian Village Site
University students have the op
portunity to receive primary ex
perience in excavating archaeo
logical sites through field schools
held during the summer months.
Groups are transported to sites
in Nebraska, Wyoming, boutn
Shown behind the scenes of
the shadow, puppet show is
Marjorie Shanafelt, assistant
to the director of Morrill Hall
Museum, who will present her
show, "The White Cloth of
Fantasy,' at 8 p.m. Wednes
day in the Union Ballroom.
The program is sponsored by
the Union as part of the Sum
mer Artist Series.
Shadow Puppet Show
Next Union Attraction
NU'S Shanafelt To Give Program
The University's own Marjorie ! Shanafelt has served on the Coun-
Shanafelt will present an unusual
puppet show, "The White Cloth
of Fantasy," Wednesday at 8 p.m.
in the Union Ballroom as another
of the Summer Artist Series.
Miss Shanafelt, assistant to the
director of the Morrill Hall Mu
seum, will manipulate her shadow
puppets in a composite f airy tale
and a circus featuring shadow
-nimals and people.
Miss Shanafelt. who has been
Boinm mirmf t wnrlr tor 21. wears-
stated that puppetry is her avo-J
cation. Not only does she work
with shadow puppets, but with
string puppets as well. She has
traveled throughout the country
presenting puppet shows for spe
cial request programs from Cali
fornia to New York. She also
spent some time in Denmark giv
ing request performances at La
Scala in Copenhagen.
FOR THE last two years Miss
Education Display
To Visit Campus
An educational display spon
sored by the Nebraska State Ed
ucation Association and the
Better Education Committee will
be on exhibit in three buses
parked north of Love Library
Thursday, July 29.
The displays and exhibits will
deal with school finance, district
reorganization, certification and
other educational aspects.
In conjunction with the display,
a film on school district reorgani- j
ration will be shown at 3 p.m.!
Thursday in Love Library Audi
torium for all teachers and ad-'
ministrators attending summer
McConneli Review
Of Book Canceled
A book review f "Trampled
TeiTaces" which was to have
been given Monday by ft, A. Mc
Conneli. editor of the Lincoln
Journal, has been canceled. Mc
Conneli, who is author of the
book, is fiow on a trip to Mexico.
In place of the review, one of
a series, the Union will sponsor
an Album Hour featuring "I
Love Paris, an album ct high
fidelity records including full or
chestral arrangements of some
of the outstanding contemporary
Broadway musicals based on a
Parisian theme.
Included In the album are such
songs as the title song. "The
Last Time I Saw Paris," "Song
From Moulin Rouge," "April in
Paris and "Mademoiselle from
cil of the Puppetiers of America,
an organization which governs the
puppetry profession in this coun
try. She has just returned from
a week and a half conference of
the National Conference of Pup
peteers at Dartmouth College and
reports that Lincoln has been
mentioned as a possible site for
next year's conference. The
yearly conferences are followed
by a ten-day institute which pro
vides instruction in puppet in g
from the beginning to advanced
In discussing her shadows. Miss
Shanafelt said that they are based
on the beauty of the o!d Chinese
shadows. The figures are made
of translucent paper which per
mits light to shine through, and
colored papers and plastics are
used to create a glow of color.
THE SHADOW puppets are ma
nipulated by means of long wires.
Their images appear on a screen
60 inches wide and 34 inches high.
Variety and complexity are added
to the show by means of theatri
cal dimmers, color wheels, spot-
iignis, duplicate lights and mu
sic. 1 am trying with these
shadows," Miss Shanafelt said,
'"to introduce something that
teachers can use with an idea
of greater beauty in" the class
room." Miss Shanafelt's shadow
collection numbers 200 and she
can work with as many as 190
snaaows at one time.
Shadows, in themselves, are
very old. dating back to 1200
B.C., Miss Shanafelt stated. They
have been used in some form or
other in almost every country.
The peak of their beauty was in
China in the early , centuries.
where they were often made - of
transparent skin which was col
ored so that beautiful effects
were achieved. They reached the
height of popularity in France
during the reign of Louis XIV
when elaborate shadow shows
were presented.
SHADOWS, AS we know them
today, began in the Middle Ages.
The majority of shadows now are !
solid, black projected figures.!
They have been used in the pres-i
entation of politics, propaganda
and love and romance stories and ;
were mot used for children's en
tertainment until 300 years ago.
Miss Shanafelt's marionette
collection has numbered as many
as 250 puppets. Recently she sent
a aumber of puppets to Puerto
Rico for the purpose of starting
puppetry down there. She now
has approximately 175 marion
ettes on display ia her borne in
Lincoln. I
South Dakota
Selects Hixson
For Ag Post
Dr. Ephnam Hixson, asso
ciate director of resident in
struction att he College of Agri
culture, will leave the University
Sept 1 to become chief admin
istrative officer of the division
of agriculture at South Dakota
State College.
Dr. Hi x son's new position is
equivalent to dean and director
of agricultural extension and the
experiment station at Nebraska.
He will be in charge of all activ
ities in the division of agricul
ture. including research, exten
sion, instruction and farm and
ranch service operations.
DR. HIXSON expressed re
luctance in leaving the Univer
sity.- "I think the past eight
years have been the most pro
ductive of my professional ca
reer and the happiest, he said.
W. V. Lambert, dean of the Col
lege of Agriculture, said Dr.
Hixson's departure will be a real
loss to Nebraska and that he is
a very competent professional
Dr. Hixson came to the Uni
versity in 194S from Oklahoma
A. and M. as chairman of the
department of entomology. He
was advanced to the associate di
rectorship of resident instruction
in 1949.
US. Deputy
Legal Advisor
Willard B. Cowles. University
professor of international law
and conflict ot laws, has been
named deputy legal adviser of
the U. S. State Department,
He has been granted a year's
leave of absence from the Uni
versity. He came to the Uni
versity seven years ago after
practicing law in New York. He
is a graduate of Columbia Uni
versity and did graduate work at
Harvard Law School.
COWLES HAS been an at
torney for the Department of
Justice. in Supreme Court cases
Dakota and other states where
achaeological excavaion is under
way. Students may receive five to
nine hours of credit for their nine
weeks summer participation in
the course, field work in anthro-
braska State Historical Society
with the two University units, the
University State Museum and the
Laboratory of Anthropology, has
made these trips possible.
Since 1946 the Smithsonian In
stitution and the National Park
Service have been associated w'th
all three institutions in the Ar
chaeological Salvage Program for
the Missouri Basin. The great
dams and reservoirs being built
along the Missouri River and its
tributaries will soon flood almost
all of the great village remains
found so abundantly on he riber
THIS SUMMER University stu
dents are part of a group work
ing in the Fort Randall Reservoir
area near Chamberlain, So. Dak.
The area, called the "Crow Creek
Site," was once a fortified In
dian village whose age is esti
mated at around 400 years. The
site, probably one of the more
imDortant sites in the area, will
be destroyed by the Fort Randall
Reservoir, part of the Missouri
Valley Basin Development Pro
Students participate in excava
tion work and attend lectures.
They are also required to write
reports on their discoveries. Dr.
E. Mott Davis, curator of anth
ropology at the Nebraska State
Museum, said that fragments of
pottery, animal bones and stone
tools will identify the Indians
who lived in this, great fortified
village. The burial grounds of
the village residents have not
yet been found, but the search
LAST SUMMER a group which
included university students trav
eled to Medicine Creek near the
Cambridge area. Excavations
were made from a hunting camp
of people who lived there about
10,000 years, ago. .The study was
a continuation of work begun by
Davis five years ago.
Materials from those and other
excavations are on display at
the University State Museum in
Morrill Hall and also at the new
State Historical Society Museum
east of the Union.
Material collected under Uni
versity auspices is exhibited at
Morrill HalL The research ma
terial is in the Laboratory of
Anthropology in Burnett Hall
where it is being analyzed.
Father-Son Team
Visiting Professor Recalls
Undergraduate Days At NU
Assistant Editor
Visiting associate professor of
economics Dr. D. A. Worcester,
junior member of a father-son
team teaching at the University
summer sessions, recalled under
graduate days on this campus
and said "it's good to be back" in
his home town.
His father, Dr. D. A. Worces
ter Sr, is professor of educa
tional psychology at the Univer
sity. Worcester received his Bache
lor of Arts Degree from the Uni
versity in 1939 and his Master's
Degree in 1940. He received his
doctorate from the University of
Minnesota in 1943. Since 1946
he has served on the faculty at
the University of Washington
where his work deals mainly
with instructing students in eco
nomic theory and comparative
systems of economics.
standpoint of making materials
available to students."
He also commented favorably
on the quantity and quality of
materials available in the library.
He praised the University on its
building program and was es
pecially impressed by the newly
constructed men's dormitories.
Worcester also said that he
hoped we appreciated our "good
Student Union, which was built
during his undergraduate days at
thhe University. He said that
the University of Washington
now has a Union comparable to
Nebraska's. The building was
constructed in 1949 and a new
wing was recently added.
WORCESTER is the author of
"Fundamentals of Political
Economy, published in April,
and also a special assistant to 195s The book is being used hi
the attorney genera! on matters
of law.
During World War II he was
lieutenant colonel in the inter
national law division of the
Judge Advocate Department and
spent some time in London
working with the war crimes
He was awarded the Ross
Prize in the American Bar As
sociation's essay contest in 1941.
In 1949 he was lecturer at the
Academy of International Law
at The Hague, Holland.
an economics course at the Uni
versity of Washington. He &teo
serves on the Council on Con
sumer Information, a national
organization which serves as a
clearing house for ideas and ex
periences among teachers and re
search people in the field of con
sumer information.
Commenting on campus im
provements since his undergrad
uate days. Worcester was im
pressed by the University library
which be termed "one of the best
libraries I've ever seen from the
COMMENTING on the teach
ing situation and the idea set
forth by ma.. educators that
good teaching &aould be stressed.
Worchester felt that teaching
loads should be lightened and
more time should be allowed in
structors for research in order to
make teaching better.
He described the teacher test
ing system at the University o(
Washington in which classro' m
polls of student opinion deter
mine the value of the instruct r.
Each student in the class rves
his present instructor in relation
to other instructors he has toad.
An instructor is rated on in-
I teres! in studetns. knowledge of
his subject, enthusiasm for his
subject and other aspects. The
results are given to the instruc
tor who can have them placed on
his permanent record. Often
the results of these polls are re
viewed when the instructor is
being considered for a promotion.
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