The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, June 20, 1957, Image 1

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Irish Players
Dermonl McNamara and Miss
Micheal Conaree, the "Irish
F'.ayers", will present the sec
ond of the Union Artists Series
Players To Present
Dramatic Excerpts
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Excerpts from four of the thea-
ter's master-pieces will be pre
sented Wednesday by the Irish
Players, in the Union Ballroom at
8 p.m., according to Bob Handy,
Union activities director.
Dermont McNamara and Miss
Michael Conaree will present ex
cerps from:
"The Importance Of Being
Ernest," an Oscar Wilde comedy
of Mayfair London at the turn of
the century.
"Shadow and substance," by P.
V. Carroll, in which differing re
ligious outlooks of a proud intel
lectual and a simple housemaid re
sult in tragedy.
"Pygmalion," George Bernard
Shaw's story of the transformation
of a cockney flower girl into a
duchess by a cocksure English
"The Playboy of the Western
World," the tremendously contro
versial work of Irish dramatist
John Millington Synge, in which a
yotuig1 lad running away from
home untruthfully boasts of mur
dering his father. Premieres of this
play 50 years ago caused riots in
Ireland, the arrest of the cast in
Philadelphia, Penn.
There is no admission charge to
Handicraft Lessons
Union handicraft lessons will be
offered Tuesday night in the Union
craft shop from 7 to 9 p.m., ac
cording to Bob Handy, activities
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Nebraska Phot
Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Un
ion Ballroom. The duo will read
cuttings from four plays.
the program, according to nanay.
After the performance there will
be a "Meet the Artists" reception,
he explained.
The next Artist Series show will
feature the young dancer Rod
Strong, currently appearing in
"New Faces of 1956." He will pre
sent the July 10 show, according
to Handy.
Free Bridge
Lessons Given
On Tuesdays
Jim Porter, University bridge in
structor and professor of archi
tecture, will give lessons in be
ginning and advanced bridge, ac
cording to Bob Handy, Union Ac
tivities Director.
Four sessions for both ad
vanced and beginning players will
be held on the following four Tues
days, Handy said.
The All University Summer Ses
sions Bridge Tournament is sched
uled for July 16 in Room 315 at
2 p.m., Handy explained. Trophies
will be awarded to the winners.
For those students who wish to
play bridge at other times than
the regularly scheduled lessons,
cards can be checked out at the
Union check stand and used in
the Game Room in the basement,
Handy stated.
The University will have a $3.2
million budget increase for the
next two years, thanks to a record
session of the Legislature Wednes
day. A last minute attempt to cut the
University budget by a half million
dollars failed.
An economy bloc in the Legis
lature which twice stopped the
passage of the budget bill was de
feated a third time and the meas
ure was approved 30 to 11.
World Affairs Forum
Set Next Monday
Two nationally known experts,
Gerald Wendt and Harvey White,
will be principle speakers at the
fifth annual World Affairs Preview
Monday. White will discuss "edu
cation by Television in the World
of Tomorrow," and Wendt will
talk on "The Foreseeable World
of Tomorrow."
The meeting will be in the Love
Library Auditorium at 2 p.m. A
short question period will follow at
The program is under the joint
sponsorship of the summer ses
sions office and the current work
shop in educational television.
According to Dr. Fi ank Sorensen,
director of summer sessions, the
World Affairs Preview is designed
to '"give students an opportunity
to become better informed on world
"Although the Preview is de
signed to be of interest to all,"
he continued, "the emphasis is on
science and technology. The pur
pose is to enumerate changes
which young America will face in
the future because of these two
He stated that because of the
qualifications of the two speakers
a full house is expected for the
Dr. Gerald Wendt is best known
as a lecturer on the social conse
quences of science, according to
Sorrensen. He has addressed the
public in six books, innumerable
articles, radios and television pro
grams. He has shown interest in
the social, economic and education
al consequences of the rapid ad
vance of science and has been
concerned with the lack of under
standing of science on the part of
the general public.
Wendt received his Ph D in chem
istry from Harvard. He was as
sociate professor of chemistry at
the University of Chicago before be
coming Dean of the School of
Chemistry and Physics at Penn
sylvania State University. He was
for a time Director of Science and
Education for the New York
World's Fair and later science
editor for Time publications.
"In 1951 he became head of
UNESCO's program for the im
provement of science teaching. In
offices in Manilla, Djakarta, New
Delhi, Cairo, Istanbul and Monte
video, he had direct contact with
the educational problems of the
world from pre-school to univer
sity levels. Now a consultant to
UNESCO in this field, his articles
are distributed by the organization'
to 5,000 newspapers in more than
100 languages.
Dr. Harvey L. White received
his A. B. from Occidental College
and his Ph.D. from Cornell. In
1929-30 he was a research fellow
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The $1000000 increase for the
University was the major bone of
contention, as all but two mem
bers of the Budget Committee vot
ed against the bill on the first
The $3.3 million is under the $5.5
million requested by the Chancellor
last fall, but is nevertheless an in
crease over the recommendation
of the Budget Committee, who ad
vocated a University budgeWof only
$2.2 million.
in Berlin Germany. Since 1930 he
has been on the faculty of the Uni
versity of California. In 1948 he
took a Guggenheim Fellowship to
Dr. White is a fellow of the
American Physics Society and a
member of the Optical Society of
America. He has published three
texts in the field of physics. He
is a member of the civilian AEC
and the Office of Scientific Re
search and Development.
Tryou- Times
Set For Drama
Try outs for Twelfth Night,
"Shakespeare's greatest comedy,"
are scheduled for Thursday and
Friday at 7:00 p.m. in Room 201
Temple, Harry Stiver, director of
the production, announced yester
day. The play, which is the Univers
ity's summer production, will be
given in Pinewood Bowl, July 27
and 28. Tryouts are open to every
one on campus.
In labeling the comedy "Shakes
peare's greatest," Stiver empha
sized the "colorful, exciting, and
effective" character roles found in
Twelfth Night. He pointed out that
such well known Shakespearian
creations as Sir Andrew Ague
cneek, Sir Toby Belch, Malvolio,
Women's recreational swim
ming will be held in the Coliseum
every day a( 4 p.m. The pool will
b available te men each day
at 3 p.m. Co-recreational swim
ming times wilt be announced on
the bulletin board in the Colise
um. Tennis, handball and volley
ball are also available to stu
dents through the recreation de
partment. Feste. Olivia, and Viola are found
in this play.
The production will call for 11
men and three women to fill the
major roles as well as for numer
ous actors to take smaller parts.
Stiver pointed out that rhe play
presents two challenges: the play
ers will have the experience of
playing Shakespeare and of acting
in Pinewood Bowl, Lincoln's large
outdoor theatre.
"The script," he said," has been
compared with a symphony in dif
ficulty. Certain themes are repeat
ed throughout." One of the prob
lems of producing Twelfth Night
i nursaay, june u, i j i
A motion by Sen. Dwain Wil
liams of Broken Bow to cut $500,
000 from the University appropria
tion was declared out of order. It
was then made by Sen. Terry
Carpenter of Scottsbluff who de
clared that anyone who wanted
to cut the University appropriation
"should have day in court".
All Gen. Beck ruled that the bdget
bill must be reread before the mo
tion cojld be voted upon. T n e
motion failed.
The cutting of the University bud
get was a major factor in the
thinking of the senators who op
posed the initial passing of the
bill, comments by the senators in
dicated. Sen. Williams said, "I am sick
of the University running the state
of Nebraska."
Sen. John Beaver remarked
"There were increases all the way
through above which the Budget
Committee recommended."
The senators failed to pass the
$341 million appropriations bill
with the emergency clause, needed
to make the law effective July I,
start of the new fiscal year.
They also defeated a motion to
I pass the bill so that it could be
I come effective three months after
the Legislature adjourned.
A motion to reconsider passage
of the bill without the emergency
clause was defeated.
is in alternating these themes or
moods; the play must vary from
a festive to a gentile quality and
back again.
In addition to directing the pro
duction, Stiver will also design the
set and costumes. He announced
that crew calls will be held at
the same time as tryouts and em
phasised that these will also be
open to anyone on campus. He
said ttiat the crews will be large
and the experience valuable be
cause of the difficulties of outdoor
Ia speaking of the set. Stiver
said that it will be highly stylized
to capture the mood of the script.
Costuming will be done in a color
ful Elizabethan style.
Stiver's experience has been var
ied. After receiving his Master of
Arts from Nebraska in 1952, he
was head of the speech and
theatre department at Hastings
College for two years. Following
this he studied and taught at Stan
ford. He then took a Fulbright to
teach at a Greek university dur
ing 1955 and 1956.
Anyone who is interested in try
ing out for Twelfth Night but who
will not be available at the times
of tryouts should contact Harry
Stiver at the Temple Building. Re
hearsals for the summer produc
tion will begin about July L.
Each Sunday Night
Each Sunday throughout the
Summer Session a free movie will
be shown at 7:30 p.m. in the Unioo
Ballroom, according to Bob Han
dy, Union Activities Director.
Included in the progrant rhi
year Is the award winning movie
classic "Henry V"v Handy- said.
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