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Melvin Stecher and Norman in the Union Ballroom. The pro
Horowitz, young American duo- gram will consist of a variety of
piano team, will present the first classical and popular music, ac
concert in the Union Artist se- cording to Bob Handy, Union Ae
ries Wednesday night at 8 p.m. tivities Director.
Air Tour To Omaha
Set For Wednesday
An air tour between Omaha and
Lincoln will be offered each
Wednesday of Summer Sessions by
the Air Education department, ac
cording to Dr. Frank Sorenson,
summer sessions director.
The tour will begin at 1 p.m.
at the Lincoln air port, Sorenson
said. Participants will return to
Lincol at 5 p.m.
Reservations can be made at the
Dr. Emerson Jones, Consumers
Public Power District's atomic
power consultant, will deliver the
first of a series of three "Talks
and Topics" Monday at 4 p.m.
in the Union Faculty Lounge.
"Atomic Power" will be the lec
ture subject of the nuclear physi
ci.st. Dr. Jones has participated in
the Atomic Energy Commission's
nuclear testing programs in Ne
vada and on the South Pacific is
lands of Eniwetok and Bikini.
Other speakers for "Talks and
Topics" include a review of "Pro
fessional Amateur", autobiography
of Chalres Keetering, written by
his life-long friend and asscoiate
at Ceneral Motors Research Di
vision, Thomas Boyd.
Mrs. R. C. Ellefson will present
the review" on July 1.
On July 15 "The Journey", by
Lillian Smith will be reviewed by j
Mrs. Norma Cromwell, I
Art Education Office, Room 200 in
Teachers College. The price is $3,
according to Sorenson. Only twelve
reservations per flight will be ac
cepted. The trip will be made in four
small places, three passengers in
The tour will allow bn opportu
nity for study of land ase patterns,
a chance to observe small planes
in action and to become acquaint
ed with airport techniques, espe
cially weather operations, Soren
"The flights are carefully planned
and should prove immensely in
teresting to students," he stated.
A planetarium theater, believed
to be the largest of its kind in
the oegion, will be constructed at
the southwest corner of Morrill
Hall, according to Dr. C. Ber
trand Schultz, museum director.
The planetarium is the gift of
alumnus Ralph Mueller, who do
nated a similar structure in Cleve
Construction Ls slated to begin
The building will be equipped
with a 31 foot dome and instru
ments which can project onto the
dome the constellations as seen
at any time on any night of any
year from 1000 B. C. to 2957
from any place on earth.
It will be named the Ralph Muel
ler Theater of the Stars.
The building is hoped to be
completed by the first of the year,
PiamiDsfts To IPireseimlf
Melvin Stecher and Norman
Horowitz, American duo-pianists,
will present the first program of
the summer Artists Series in the
Union Ballroom at 8 p.m Wednes
day, according to Bob Handy, Un
ion activities director.
Stecher and Horowitz appeared
in Lincoln in February with the
Roger Wagner Chorale.
Born and educated in Mew York
City, the young pianists have per
formed as soloists as well as part
of a team and were featured in
The University's policy of re
tiring faculty members at the age
of 63 will be reviewed by a com
mittee of Regents soon to be ap
pointed by Dr. B. N. Greenberg,
The authorization came after C.
Y. Thompson had read a letter,
The Ogden Utah Boys Chorus
and Trumpet Choir will appear Sun
day at 7:30 p.m. in the Union Ball
room, according to Bob Handy, Un
ion Activities Director.
The Chorus and Choir consists
of boys between the ages of 9
and 17 and are entirely non-sectarian,
according to Handy. They
were organized in 1954 by Mr.
and Mrs. Glenn Hanson, faculty
members of Weber College.
The program will consist of all
types of music, including west
erns, spirituals, ballads, classical
and modern compositions, Handy
After the program the usual
Sunday night movie will be shown.
This week's presentation is "The
Great Caruso", starring Mario,
Lanza and Ann Blyth.
Admission to both programs is
free, Handy said.
To Begin Soon
in order to be used in conjunction
with the International Geophysi
cal Year., which opens July 1,
1957 and lasts 18 months.
Described as the most versatile
and dramatic teaching aid de
veloped, the planetarium will be
used in instruction of astronomy,
geography, mathematics and oth
er physical sciences.
Plans for five public and 10
school programs each week have
been made, according to
Schultz. Admission charges are
planned to cover the cost of oper
ation. Mueller, who has donated the
Mueller Carrilon Tower and the
Health galleries in the Morrill
Hall Museum, said he gave the
theater to the University for the
benefit of the citizens of Nebras
ka and their children.
stage presentation at the Radio
City Music Hall.
The team has been acclaimed
as the one of the most outstanding
duo-piano teams in the country,
Four other programs for the Ar
tists series are planned, Handy
On June 26 the Irish Players,
"Dermot McNamara and Miss
Michael Conaree, will present ex
cerpts from four great dramas.
"The Importance of Being Earn-
whose author was not revealed,
suggesting that the present proce
dure be changed so that faculty
members would be allowed to sub
mit to health examinations at the
age of 65. Any member found
mentally ana! physically competent
would be given t h e opportunity
of continuing in his position "as
long as his services are beneficial
to the Univerity."
Chancellor Hardin called for se
rious consideration of the problem
but pointed out that the state re
tirement law system would not per
mit the accumulation of pension
after the age of 65. He said that
at present retirement is made of
ficial at the age of 65 and that
given to older professors in some
The Chancellor also suggested a
plan whereby administrators would
work, and make excellent contribu
tions to their fields."
No parking prmits will be
needed in order to park on
campus during summer sessions,
according to the University po
Faculty parking areas will still
be restricted to faculty memebrs
until 2 p.m. weekdays and until
noon on Saturday. Regulations
forbidding parking on green and
red lines will continue to be enforced.
.4 s. m
This drawing shows the interior
of the planned planetarium do- building will be housed In an addf
nated to the University by alum- tion to the Mrrill Hall,
Thursday, June 13, 1957
est", Shadow and Substance"
"Pygmalion" and "The Playboy
of the Western World" will make
up the program.
McNamara toured with the Dub
lin Players and has appeared on
several television shows, including
Studio One, "Kraft Theater" and
Miss Conaree has a Masters De
gree in Fine Arts from Boston
University and has appeared in
nearly forty American Produc
tions. Rod Strong, dancer and current
ly featured in "New Faces of 1956"
will appear at the Union on July
The young dancer with an inter
national reputation has the unpre
cedented honor of being invited to
dance at the command perform
ance for the President of France
at the Paris Opera House for two
years in succession, according to
On July 17, the "Summer Sym
phony" will present a concert by
the University Symphony, which
consists mostly of summer session
music students, David Foltz, direc
On July 24 the University Choral
Concert will feature students un
der the direction of Foltz, chairman
of the Music Department.
Admission to all performances
is free, according to Handy. After
each program a refreshment hour
will be held.
"The Union has attempted to
provide as varied and interesting
a Summer Artist Series as pos
sible and it is hoped that many,
student take advantage of. them"
Union To Provide
Free Square Dance
Two days of square dance in
struction and dancing will be held
in the Union Ballroom July 18 and
19, according to Bob Handy, Union
Instruction will be provided each
afternoon beginning at 3:30 p.m.
and a dance will be held each
evening from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Music will be provided by the
LaVern Rockenbach Square
Dance Band. The event is spon
sored by the Department of Physi
cal Education for Women.
Courtesy Lincoln star
nus Ralph Mueller. The 161.32$
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