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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (June 23, 1955)
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Opportunity . .
By SAM JENSEN
Editor's note: Tbts is the first
la a series of articles ia Tbe
Summer Nebraska Opportuni
ty series. Featured topics wiil con
cent ppwtaaities fr education
and recreation that exist outside
f the classroom, but are stiS
readily accessible to summer stu
dents. Inscribed on the portals of toe
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
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 soil the 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 ISth street.
The building, dedicated in Sep
tember of 1553, contains, among
other things, 40,009 books dealing
vith tbe state's history, 35,000
bound volumes of Nebraska news
papers and 55,000 phot as of Ne
braska scenes, not to mention the
scalp shirt of Crazy Horse who led
the attacks at tbe 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
for a cabin ia 1823. A scale
model of University Hall, one of
the University's main buildings for
over half a decade, is shown with
Excellent Summer Deal
For Tcp flofclt ?sa
la Summer Scboel
Part-time selling of nationally
advertised "GRAND" Lawn
Screen Houses direct to home
owner in better Lincoln dis
trict. Excellent commission and
bonus arrangement Start now
late afternoon end early eve
Cell Czrim ttms Co.,
4-1123, to arrange m tetfrrow
A new exhibit, now in the
process of being 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
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 series of Sports Reels
held in the Union Main Lounge
during the noon hour.
The series is sponsored jointly
by tbe department of physical edu
cation for men and the Union.
"From Tee to Green" and "Golf
Mistakes' will be shown June 30.
The STUDENT UNION
offer to You
Relaxation tei th Food Service
"ROUND-UP ROOM" fcOFFEE HOURS
(Co"ee. wet rolls, doughnut, pastries, assorted pop, iced
tea and coffee, etc.)
Monday throne Friday :45-10:30 a.m., 2:G0-4:3 P m.
MAIN DINING ROOM
(Second BoorParlors ABC) (Tea fcoom Service)
l.unrh with Fr'wndi and KiAax
Table Reservations for -your Luncheon Meetings may !
made by calling the Catering Office Ext. 4224.
tSLJU ii u y
2401 No. 27th
ing. It features settings of do
mestic scenes in early Nebraska
homes and includes an authentic
display of the interior of a sod
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 the5 campus to
provide succeeding generations of
young Nebraskans a link with Ne
For l!C 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 fee Vet
eran's Hospital, Orthopedic Hos
pital, homes for tbe aged and
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 tbe
Red Cross should contact Miss Mc
Hargue at 5-2961 this week.
Nebraska n Seeks
Persons interested in wording on
tbe 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 experience 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.
In Book Nook
"Minutes of tbe Last Meeting"
by Gene Fowler will be reviewed
by Twila Walker, continuity writer
for KOLN-TV, at 4 p.m. Monday
in the Union Book Nook.
The book is a bioETaohy 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 for life and
whose capacity for humor and ir
responsibility were equaled by
their talent, courage and inex
haustible genius for friendship."
Gsne Fowler, one of America's
most beloved newspapermen, also
wrote such best-sellers as
"Schnozzola " a biography of Jun-
mv Durante and "Good Night,
Sweet Prince," a biography of
Miss Walker was women's pro
gram director of KOLN and is
known for her program "Arouna
tbe 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
Refreshments will be served.
The Book Nook is located to the
left of tbe Crib.
The cedestrian record reflected
for the fourth consecuitve year an
improvement for motor vehicle ac
cidents in 1954.
HAYLOFT SUMMER THEATRE
ON THE STAGE
jij ' '
A New. Comedy by
W ed net day thru Sunday, June 22-26
CUETAIN 8:30 P.M.
"An Inspector Colls
Single Admission f 1.C0 Tax IncL
59t2 South Street For tickets and reservations Th. 4-2977
Take Normal Bos To And From Theater
CLASSIFIED AD RATES
No. Words 1 Wk. - 2 Wks.
1-10 .40 jGS
11-15 J50 0
16-20 0 .95
21-25 ' .70 1.10
TKurscfoy, June 23, 1955
Pi Lambda Theta
Pi Lambda Theta, Teachers Col-
Wra hsinstrnrv will hold 8 luncheon
on Wednesday in Ellen Smith Trlall
at 12 noon.
Tickets for the luncheon are 60
ante TtpsOTvstions must be made
by Monday noon at Dr. Dudley
Ashton s oil ice in urani Memorial
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 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.
Summer worship services will
be held at 9 a.m. at the Univer
sity- Lutheran Chapel (Missouri
Synod), 15th and Q Sts., Sunday,
according to the Rev. Alvin J.
A special invitation is extended
to all summer students and AU
Staters, Rev. Norden said.
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
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 H."
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