The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, July 15, 1954, Page Page 4, Image 4
Page 4 SUMMER NEBRASKAN TKursdoy, July 15, 1954 Bones, Tools 5. 5 -- .-. Sr.' : 'V" - . 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 Puppeteer 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 sessions. 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 Paris." 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 stages. 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 man. 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. CowehNamed 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- Doloev. CO-OPERATION of the Ne 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 terraces. 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 gram. 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 continues. 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 BY BARBARA CLARK 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 commission. 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. i " Tonite M' . O 1 iff 111 1 aOSlAW TIM" ii rni o:m r. ivi. m im j .Lift Villi I $302 South SL 4-2S37 ' 0 '- II 1 1 i ' si"