The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 25, 1955, Page 4, Image 4

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    Friday, March 25, 1955
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Poised On The
Earl Grothe and Sally Berg
balance precariously on the slip
pery slide, the only entrance to
the dancing floor, as from left
to right, Eileen Mullarky and
Bill Weber, representing Tinker
belle nd Peter Pan; Nancy
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Dan Boone And The Convicts
Pictured here are Tom Olson
luid Carold Smith, clowns; Don
Orr and Carol Tremain, Daniel
Boone and an Indian; Jan Yost
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Hansel And Gretel
Humpty Dumpty sitting wari
ly on his wall drapes a back
ground for Jerry Jensen and
Martha Hill, representing Hansel
and Gretel; Donna Smith and
Doug Dunn, costumed as a bride
and groom; John and Barbara
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- Perching on ; axe-hewn, chairs
'.icfore snatches of storyland pic
' tared on the murals, are Bill
osking and Pat Mulligan, cast
offs from the Gay Nineties; Jim
r Scranton and Elaine Unterseher,
representing a scalple duet as a
"doctor; and his nurse; Shirley
r Hampton and Bob Rainforth,
" dipping into history with cos
tumes of Balboa and an Indian
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Slippery Slide
Hemphill and Dave Jones, water
front bums; Mary Alice Ander
son and Jack Trabert, costumed
as Sampson and Delilah; . Mel
Fahrnbruch and Bob, attired as
Mark Antony and Cleopatra,
pose beside the huge paper
mache replica of Aunt Jemima
and Bob EberS) convlcts, and Di-
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HiU Jerry Jensen.
Swanson, playing the restful pair
of the Sleeping Beauty and her
pillow; John Albertson and Jean
Harmon, animating the tattered
duet of Raggedy Ann and Andy,
and Arl McKeown and Audie
Jones as Mexicans.
princess; Jo Krueger and Larry
Langley, attired as Little Bo
Peep and Little Boy Blue; Phil
Bliss and Marsha Jonhson,
dressed as fugitives from the
state penitentiary; Sally Berg
and Earl Grothe, as Peter Pan
Tinkerbelle, and Sylvia Gease
and Rod Wolfe, borrowing a
jester and a noble Roman from
the courts of old.
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Slorie Boore Dalle Splashes Forth
The Thirteenth Olde Tymme Storie Booke Balle, a biennial Alpha Tau Omega costume party, splashed
forth in theatrical technicolor Saturday evening as s cores of gaily bedecked fugitives from the land of
Make Believe gamboled about the Cornhusker Ballroom.
Jack and Jill were there with their pail of water. Hansel and Gretel tripped in with Dutch shoes.
Ichabod Crane appeared with the
dragon. Sleeping Beauty brought her pillow. Antony and Cleopatra and Samson and Delilah added a
romantic touch. Raggedy Ann and Andy were pres ent along with Daniel Boone; Wee Willie Winkel,
Santa Claus, Peter Pan, Tinkerbelle, The March Hare, the Mad Hatter, Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue,
the tortoise, the hare, Balboa and an assortment of c onvicts, Mexicans, Romans, slaves, dancing girls,
lollipops, candy canes, bums, little
men, and sailors.
Huge murals, representing scenes from King Cole's court, Mother Goose and Nursery characters,
draped the walls of the ballroom and completed the mystical transformation. A huge Roman gladiator
met the guests at the entrance and shoved the couples down a slide, which sent the guests whizzing
through the huge paper mache construction of Aunt Jemima and
Overhead several hundred yellow and blue balloons d angled from the
Undoubtedly one of the campus's most elaborate productions, the origin of the Storybook Ball may be
traced to 1928 when five Alpha Taus, fired with the id ea of doing something different in the way of a party,
conceived the novelty of a costume
The invitations were handlettered in Old English, the same form which is used today. Elaborate
murals were painted which completely covered the w alls of the Scottish Rite Temple where the first ball
was held. These same murals, as life-like and as eternal as the storybook creations themselves, have
been projected on the walls for each succeeding ball. They are so bulky they must be carried to the ball
in a semi truck.
The ball is held every two years both because o f the money expended and because of the tremendous
amount of work involved- Bob Brown was overall ch airman of this year's presentation. Bruce Lippke
was in charge of making the Negro mammy and Sam Marvin and Art McKeown did the art work.
At midnight the magical spell was broken . ', . th e balloons descended in torrents ... the costumes
were torn, tattered and littered over the floor . . . co uples murmured goodbyes and slipped into the dark
ness . , Humpty Dumpty, silent and subdued, still s at on the wall waiting for 1957 and the next Storiebook
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Hector The Second Says
"Hecior the Second by the
grace ol God of Universitas of
Nebraskensis, Lincoln ford, and
Gammathetaville king, defender
of women, and so forth, to you
of Greekville, Greetings. We re
quest jou in favor of his Majestiy
if you are to remain in this baili
wick, to present your body be
fore our justices at Ye Olde
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Headless Horseman Rides Again
Seated on wooden stumps, the
only furniture aligning the ball
room floor, are Rady Johnson
and Dianne Towne, representing
Caesar and Cleopatra. In the
back row are Bob Rainforth,
Anne Desmond and Wayne Gun-
Over The Bounding Main
Standing before the orchestra,
attired jauntily as Mediterranean
buccaneers, are front row, left
to right: Roy Keenan, Sylvia
Gease, Bill Weber, Eileen Mul-
Headless Horsema n- St. George
boys and girls, football players,
ball using storybook characters.
Cornnusker Balle Roome on the
eve of the Holy Trinity (March
19, 1955) bytwene the houres of
nine and midnighte, to answer
to the Alpha Tau Omega Frat
nerity gentlemen, to render your
esteemed presence at their
Twelfth Olde Tymme Storrie
Booke Ball, which you own them
but may unjustly detaine. And
derson, dressed as the March
Hare and the Mad Hatter; Earl
Grothe and Sally Berg, arrayed
as Peter Pan and Tinkerbelle;
Rod Wolfe and Sylvia Gease,
playing the court jester and the
Roman; Jo Krueger and Larry
larky. Back row: Bill Thomp-
son Courtney Campbell, Lou
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Ann Ross' Dick Cook'
acre Jackie Switzer, Rady John-
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was continually sparring with the
referees, Indians, cowboys, woods
spilled them onto the dance floor,
have then and there this writ,
mask, and suitable costume."
Dressed in the green and brown
of Robin Hood's Sherwood for
est, Jim Switzer, Tom Zastera
and Harold Demaree prepare to
issue the royal proclamation,
bearing gold and blue ribbons
and the ATO seal, to the soror
ity houses.
Langley, attired as Little Bo
Peep and Little Boy Blue, and
Bill Pyle and Janet Aunspaugh
the legendary duo from
Washington Irving, Ichabod
Crane and the Headless Horse
son, Mel Fahrnbruch, Bob
Brown- Mary Ahce Anderson,
Jack Trabert, Marilyn Bourck,
Rer Gohde, Rita Jelinek, and
Mike Edwards.
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The Tops In Storyland
Shown here, all fugitives from
Never-Never Land, are the win
ning costumes of the evening.
From left to right, Rita Jelinek
and Mike Edwards spar as St.
George and the Dragon; Cather
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Jack And Jill
These cast of fs from the pages
of fantasy are (from left to
right) Bob Nieman and Janet
Lindstrand, dressed as bakers;
John Musgrave and Jo Leuten
shloger, animating figures from
the Wild West; Mike Korff and
Kay Riley, attired as Chinamen;
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Before The Spires Of Camelot
Grouped before the castle
walls of King Arthur s Camelot
are (left to right) Tito Mlado-
vich and Sally Jo Speicher, Pete
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Santa And Wee Willie
Grouped against the backdrop
of Aunt Jemima are left to right
Bruce Brugmann and Ann Tran
dal, costumed as the kindergar
ten lad and his mother; Dick
ine Hodder and Rod Schroeder
rest momentarily from the per
petual race between the tortoise
and the hare, and Jackie Ray
and Jack DesEnf ants complete a f
twin treat of the lollipop and
the candy stick.
Norm Watkins and Martha
Hunter, portraying the nursery
rhyme characters of Jack and
Jill; Con Schneider and Carolyn
Speak, representing Chinese coo
lies, and Barbara and John
Swanson, costumed as Sleeping
Beauty and the pillow.
Bergsten and Nan Engler, and
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Sharon Ann .Reed and Jim An-
Hartsock and Judy Ramey, rep
resenting the favorites of the
Big Top, the clowns, and Jackie
Switzer and Bob Hofacre, at
tirer as redclad pair of Santa
Claus and Wee Willie Winkle.