The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, June 23, 1955, Page Page 4, Image 5

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By SAM JENSEN
Editor's not: This is the first
to a series of articles in The
Summer Nebraskan's Opportuni
ty series. Featured topics will con
cern opportunities for education
and recreation that exist outside
ef the classroom, but are still
readily accessible to summer stu
dents. Inscribed on the portals "of the
State Historical Society Building
are these words: "The spirit of a
people lives in its history. Here
open to all is the history of this
people."
And Nebraska's history includes
Indians and Wild Bill (known in
Nebraska as Duck Bill) Hickok;
it includes 'William Jennings Bryan
and Peter Sarpy. Nebraska history
has a special place for the early
tiller of the soilthe pioneer.
There are the records of prim
itive Indian civilizations and the
'beginnings at Bellevue and the life
on the Missouri and its early
trading posts. These things and
many others can be found within
the halls of Nebraska's State His
torical Society "Building which
faces the Capitol on 15th street.
The building, dedicated in Sep
tember of 1953, contains, among
A other things, 40,000 books dealing
with the state's history. 35,000
bound volumes of Nebraska news
papers and 55,000 photos of Ne
braska scenes, not to mention the
scalp shirt of Crazy Horse who led
the attacks at the Little Big Horn.
. The first floor of the building
contains interesting displays, dio
ramas and articles that trace Ne
braska's history from 2,000 years
ago to the present. The state's
first piano can be seen in a dis
play that utilizes logs cut down
ier a cabin in 1823. A scale
model of University Hall, one of
the University's main buildings for
over half a decade, is shown with
great authenticity.
Excelleitf Summer Deal
For Tcp ftstch Msn
lit Summer School
Part-time selling of nationally
advertised "GRAND" Lawn
Screen Houses direct to home
owners in better Lincoln dis
tricts. Excellent commission and
bonus arrangement Start now
late afternoon and early eve
ning calls.
Cal Ger&n ' tlmse Co.,
4-1 13S, to erra&9 an interview
bociefv omioifs
ill Hiclcok's Rifle
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A new exhibit, now in the
orocess of beine mounted, con
cerns the making of one of the
West's greatest gunmen, Wild Bill
Hickok. The display is built around
the rifle which Hickok used to
shoot down a man named Mc
Candless in southern Nebraska in
1861. A diorama shows McCand
less entering the trading post
where Hickok was a stable hand.
Hickok is hiding behind a blanket
hung on a line across the room and
has the rifle leveled at McCand
less. This killing started Hickok on
his career which made him a
legend throughout the old "West
and a subject of contemporary his
torical fiction.
A special exhibit is displayed
on the second floor of the build-
First In Sport
Reel Series Today
Short movies, "Democracy of
Baseball" and -"Umpire in Base
ball," will be shown Thursday as
the first in a aeries of Sports Keels
held in the Union Main lounge
during the noon hour.
The series is sponsored jointly
by the department of physical edu
cation for men and the Union.
"From Tee to Green" and "Golf
Mistakes" will be shown June 30.
The-STUDENT UNI0N
offers to You
itelesxesti&n irlth Food Service
"HOUND-UP ROOM COFFEE HOURS
(Cofiee. sweet soils, doughnuts, pastries, assorted pop, iced
tea and cofiee, etc.)
Monday through Friday 8:45-10:30 a.n., 2:00-4:39 p-m.
MAIN DINING ROOM
' (Second floor Parlors ABC) Tea "Room Service)
Lunch with Friendt and Relax
Table Reservations lor your luncheon Meetings may hm
made by calling the Catering Office Ext. 4224.
This Summer
Sharpen Your
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2401 No. 27th
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ing. It features settings of do
mestic scenes in early Nebraska
homes and includes an authentic
display of the interior of a sod
bouse.
Although the Historical Society
Building is located on campus, the
grounds belong to the Society. Dr.
James Olson, Director of the His
torical Society, has said concern
ing the location of the building,
"It was placed on thev campus to
provide succeeding generations of
young Nebraskans a link with Ne
braska's past."
Students Heeded
For RC Activities
"Students are needed to work
in the Red Cross summer activi
ties program, Marilyn McHargue,
RC summer activities 'director,
announced. The scheduled pro
gram includes visits to the Vet
eran's Hospital, Orthopedic Hos
pital, homes for the aged and
orphanages.
This program is a continuation
of the regular Red Cross College
Unit activities, Miss McHargue
said. Approximately 50 students are
needed for a successful program,
she added. All students interested
in community service through the
Red Cross should contact Miss Mc
Hargue at 5-2961 this week.
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Nebraska n Seeks
Summer Help
Persons Interested 1b working on
the Summer Nebraskan as report
ers, feature writers,, sports writers
or copy editors may contact Sam
Jensen, Summer Nebraskan editor,
Monday through Thursday after
noons in The Nebraskan offices,
Room 20 of the Union.
No exnerience is necessary. Jen
sen said, and there is no minimum
amount of time that a person must
work. Persons with any sort of
Journalistic interest will be wel
come, be said.
Fowler Review
Set Monday
In Book Nook
"Minutes of the Last Meeting"
by Gene Fowler will be reviewed
bv Twila Walker, continuity writer
for KOLN-TV, at 4 p.m. Monday
in the Union Book Nook.
The book is a bioeraohy of Sad
kichi Hartmann and his associa
tions with John Barrvmore. W. C.
Fields, and John Decker, who, as
Fowler put it, "lived intensely, as
do children and poets and ja
guars." It is a memoir of a group
of friends whose love lor we ana
whose capacity for humor and ir
resoonsibility were equaled by
their talent, courage and inex
haustible genius for friendship."
Cene Fowler, one of America's
most beloved newspapermen, also
wrote such best-sellers as
"Schnozzola," a biography of Jim
mv Durante and "Good Night,
Sweet Prince," a biography of
John Barrymore.
Miss walker was women s pro
gram director of KOLN and is
known for her program "Around
the Town -with Twee." She has
given many performances in the
Community Playhouse and Hayloft
productions. Her interest in the
theater is responsible for her se
lection of Gene Fowler's biogra
phy of theater personalities for a
book review.
Refreshments will be served.
The Book Nook is located to the
left of the Crib.
The pedestrian record reflected
for the fourth consecuitve year an
improvement for motor vehicle ac
cidents in 1954.
HAYLOFT SUMMER THEATRE
ON THE STAGE
A New. Comedy by
Wednesday thru Sunday, June 22-26
CURTAIN 8:S PJML
NEXT WEEK
"An Inspector Colls"
Mystery Drama
Single Admission $1.00 Tax lacL
5902 South Street For tickets and reservations Ph. 4-2977
Take Normal Bus To And From Theater
SUMMER NEBRASKAN
CLASSIFIED AD RATES
No- Words
1-10
11-15
15-20
21-25
Thursday, June 23, 1955
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Summer Events
Pi Lambda Theta
Pi Lambda Theta, Teachers Col
lege honorary, will hold a luncheon
on Wednesday in Ellen Smith Hall
at 12 noon.
Tickets for the luncheon are 60
cents. Reservations must be made
by Monday noon at Dr. Dudley
Ashton's office in Grant Memorial
Hall.
Swimming
Recreational swimming for men
will be held daily at 3 p.m. in the
Coliseum pool, the men's physical
education department has an
nounced. To participate, students must ob
tain swimming permits from Stu
dent Health and also wear a rub
ber swim cap while swimming.
Tennis
Tennis courts will be open in
the - evenings for play Monday
through Friday, according to the
men's physical education depart
ment. Floodlights will be turned on.
Lutheran Service
Summer worship services will
be held at 9 a.m. at the University-
Lutheran Chapel Missouri
Synod), 15th and Q Sts., Sunday,
according to the Rev. Alvin J.
Norden, pastor.
A special invitation is extended
to all summer students and All
Staters, Rev. Norden said.
Union Movie
The musical biography of March
King John Philip Sousa, "Stars
and Stripes Forever," will be
shown in the Union Ballroom Sun
day at 7:30 p.m. The technicolor
musical, starring Clifton Webb,
Debra Paget, Robert Wagner and
Ruth Hussey, is shown free of
charge.
Jokers . .
Demonstrating a complicated ed
ucational toy to a customer, a toy
shop clerk said, "Of course the
whole thing's very confusing only
a child can understand it."
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