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JUNE. 15, 1955
Uqw&OI Regents Accepts
Mil faculty Resignations
The Board of Regents Monday
accepted the resignation of two
of the University's leading profes
sors, named a new director of the
Junior Division and appointed new
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chairmen of the departments of
political science and English.
The two resigning professors are
Dr. E. N. Anderson, who has ac
cepted a position in the depart
ment of history in the University
of California at Los Angeles, and
Dr. John Alden, who has accepted
a position in the history depart
ment of Duke University in Dur
ham, N. C.
Dr. Wesley Poe was named as
the new director of the Junior Di
vision with the rank of assistant
professor, effectove Aug. 8. He re
places Dr. Arthur Hitchcock who
resigned to take a position in
Washington, D, C, as executive
secretary of the American Person
nel and Guidance Association.
Dr. Lane Lancaster, professor
of political science, was appointed
chairman of the political science
department effective July 1. He
succeeds Dr. A. C. Breckenridge,
who was recently named admin
istrative assistant for faculty af
fairs in the Chancellor's office.
Dr. James Miller .Jr., assistant
professor of English, was named
acting chairman of the department
of English efective July 1. He
succeeds Dr. Ray Frantz, present
departmental chairman, who will
remain as professor of English.
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George Condra, one of Ne
braska's pioneer conservationists,
and dean emeritus of the Conser
vation and Survey Division, and
former State Geologist, received
the Nebraska Builder award, the
highest non-academic honor be
stowed by the University of Ne
braska. J. LeRoy Welsh of Omaha, presi
dent of the Board of Regents, pre
sented the award at the Univer
sity's 84th annual Commencement
exercises. ; ,
In making the announcement
the Regents -said Condra was se
lected because of his contributions
to the University and State of Ne
braska. Dr. Condra completed 52 years
of service with the University this
fall, when he retired as active head
of the Conservation and Survey
Division. One of Nebraska's most
ardent boosters, he was chiefly re
sponsible for the establishment of
the Division, which conducts a
vast program of . research in the
natural resources of the ife.
In 1954, nearly two million
casualties were recorded for
motor vehicle accidents.
Oil Paintings Show
Variety Of Moods
t By ROGER WAIT
Currently on display in the Un
ion Main Lounge are 19 paintings
by three University art students.
The oil paintings will be on ex
hibit until mid-June.
Jean Sandstedt, president of
Delta Phi Delta, honorary art fra
ternity, painted six of the paint
ings in the lounge. Corban LePell,
junior in Arts and Sciences, also
has six paintings on display. Seven
paintings were done by Bruce Con
ner, junior in art.
The somber paintings of Miss
Sandstedt, senior in art, are charac
terized by the darker shades punc
tuated, sometimes starkly, with
splotches of red. The red, which
she worked into the pattern of the
paintings, in no case conveys care
free feelings. They represent bright
spots in an otherwise drearily mon
Miss Sanstedt's works are intro
spective in nature. Her paintings,
she said, are "non-objective."
The titles of her displayed paint
ers," ''Untitled Painting," "Stellu
lar," . "The Captive," "Flowers"
nnd "0 Roschen Rot!"
"Stellular", won a purple ribbon
at the 1954 State Fair. Miss Sand
stedt last year won first place in
a national Delta Phi Delta show in
Des Moines, la. Her prize-winner
was a graphic woodcut.
LePell's works are entitled "Dan
ae," "Sosi," "Binnorie," "Mt. Ar
arat," "Nakomis, 1954" and "Scy-
His paintings are done in dark
colors, but are not so solemn and
somber as Miss Sandstedt s. Ra
ther, LePeH's works are some
Frequently, he runs his colors to
gether to produce impressions of
fogs of varying density. These are
SSSU Sf udent Wins Place
Robert Van Voorhis, University
graduate student from Chadron,
has been announced as fourth
place winner of the internationally
famous Thor Johnson Brass Com
His entry was, "Mono Rhythmic
Variations,"' which he composed
under the direction of Robert
Beadell, instructor in the music
department and a second-place
winner in the contest in 1950.
Entries in the annual competi
tion sponsored by the Cincinnati
Conservatory of Music included
compositions from American,
British, and French students.
Voorhis, received his bachelor
of arts from the University in
1952, served two years in the
Army, and then returned last fall
to the University for graduate
This month he also received the
Pi Kappa Lambda award for out
standing original compositions.
Judges in the Johnson competi
tion were: Robert Whitney, direc
tor of the Louisville Symphony
orchestra; Anthony. Donato of
Northwestern University's School
of Music; and Robert King of the
Robert King Music Company,
publishers of music for brass.
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especially brought out in "Bin
norie," in which he has used
shrouded blues and greens inter
mixed and subdued so as to be a
In general, LePell's works re
mind one of the calm before the
storm and of cynical peacefulness.
This is illustrated by "Mt. Ar
arat," in which LePell used gradu
ated shades of red to describe
simultaneously a bright future and
the still bleak past which will for
ever hinder man's efforts toward
LePell has won honorable men
tion in an all-Nebraska showing at
the University Art Galeries.
The titles of Bruce Conner's
paintings are "Nirvana," "Un
titled Painting," "Grotto," "Abad
don," "Moorland," Halcyon" and
. Of the three artist's works on
exhibition, his are the lightest.
Conner mixes his colors and is
not so consistent in color usage as
the other three.
For example, his "Nirvana"
was done entirely in glaring shades
of yellow, and his "Moorland"
was painted in shades of midnight
brown, - interspersed with reddish
brown. "Moorland" also contains
white and black adjacent to repre
sent parched, stringy grasses.
In other paintings, Conner con
veyed calmness by uncluttered use
of simple geometric figures. "Hal
cyon" represents the halcyon, or
calm, days of an idyllic SDrine.
and "Romanesque" illustrates the
inner peace which overcomes one
inside a medieval cathedral.
Conner iast year exhibited some
of his works at a showing of the
Lincoln Artists' Guild. The Guild
later purchased one of " his color
etchings for Its permanent collection.
Travis Williamson, director of
adult education at Kilgore College
in Kilgore, Tex., is co-instructor
this summer of a Teachers Col
lege workshop-seminar on "Me
thods and Materials for Introduc
ing' Aviation Ideas and Materials
into the Secondary School Pro
gram." The other instructor of the workshop-seminar,
listed in the Sum
mer Session class schedule a s
School Administration 300, is Di
rector of Summer Sessions Dr.
Frank Sorenson, professor of
school administration and sec
Williamson, who holds a com
mercial pilot's license, was a
pilot during World War II of a
B-24, then a heavy bomber. In 1944,
after two years as an aviation
cadet, he helped train crewmen
for twin-engined aircraft.
A member of four military avia
tion clubs, Williamson was twice
reported missing in action. He
was also a prisoner of war in Ger
many. He won the Distinguished
Flying Cross and an Air Medal
with an Oak Leaf Cluster.
After war, . Williamson entered
the University of Texas and earned
a bachelor's and master's degrees
in business administration.
Williamson's civilian aviation ex
perience includes -an assistant
ship in flight training at the Uni
versity of Texas, staff member
ship on the University of Colo
rado's Aviation Education. Work
shop and the program chairman
ship of the East Texas School Con
ference on Air Age Education at
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