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Thursday, June 27, 1957
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Gill Robb Wilson, aviation con
sultant and editor of Flying mag
azine, will speak at the third an
nual National Affairs Preview to
be held in the Union Ballroom,
July 8 at 10 a.m., according to
Dr. Frank Sorenson, summer ses
Wilson will speak on the subject
"America Is Determined to Lead."
He will indicate steps America is
taking to lead the world in air
power and atomic weapons re
search. He has first hand experience in
both these fields because of his
long experience in aviation and
his observation of the recent atom
ic bomb tests at Bikini, Sorenson
Wilson was' the organizer of the
Civil Air Patrol, according to Sor-
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Dr. Frank Sorenson, director of
the University Summer Sessions
and chairman of the department
of educational services, has re
ceived a special certificate of ap
preciation from the U.S. Air Force
3500th Recruiting Wing.
The certificate which was signed
by Brig. Gen. Arno H. Luehman
was presented to Dr. Sorenson by
Col. William J. Freelock at a
As a member of the Air Train
ing Command Advisory Board, Dr.
Sorenson has conferred with the
Recruiting Wing on more desirable
recruiting practices, particularly
those which have a bearing on
maintaining efficiency in the Air
Last fall, Dr. Sorenson accom
panied other members of the Ad
visory Board on visits to American
Air Bases in Europe, North Africa,
and the Far East.
All State Concert
The final concert of the All State
groups will be presented Satur
day at 7:30 p.m. in front of the
East Stadium, according to Dick
Shugrue, All State counselor.
The Band, Orchestra, choir and
Charol Speaking groups will per
form at this time.
Admission is free and any mem
ber of the University community
may attend, be said.
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enson During the first World War
hewas a pilot in the French Es
cadrille 66 and the U.S. Army Air
Squadron 163. He served as a war
correspondent in Africa, Europe,
and the Pacific during World War
II. He was also a press represent
ative at the Bikini A-Bomb tests.
Wilson received his A.B. from
Washington and Jefferson College
and his B.D. from the Western
According to Dr. Sorenson, Wil
son has achieved a national rep
utation for his speeches before
Any student who wishes to
join the staff of the Summer
Nebraskan should apply to Sara
Jones, editor, in Room 20B of
the Union. No previous experi
ence is required, according to
KUON-TV, the University tele
vision station, will be able to ex
pand its television correspondence
instruction to serve as many as
40 high schools under a $115,500
grant offered by the fund for the
Advancement of Education, ac
cording to a "Program Previews,"
the station's monthly publication.
In addition the offer, which will
soon be submitted to the Board of
Regents for approval, will make
it possible for the station to broad
cast courses in plane geometry,
physics, American history, and
senior English. Previously begin
ning algebra has been the only
subject taught by this series.
The grant is one of several made
by the fund for its "National Pro
gram in the Use of Television in
the Public Schools." One of the
primary purposes of the study will
be to promote greater efficiency
in the use of teachers and school
plants and equipment.
The current Nebraska program
is being administered by a com
mittee representing the Teachers
College, the Extension Division of
the University, the state Depart
ment of Education and KUON-TV.
Chairman of the committee is Dr.
Knute Broady of the Extension
Instructor for last year's" alge
bra series, which served 6 high
schools, was Dave Wells.
Color Slide Series
To Show Palestine
Mrs. David Bize will present
the third program in the weekly
Union Slide Series Thursday at
4 p.m. in room 315 of the Union,
according to Bob Handy, Activities
'Walking on Hallowed Ground,"
as the program is called revolves
around the trip to Palestine taken
by Mrs. Bize and her husband.
Admission is free and refresh
ments will be served.
Rod Strong will present a pro
gram of modern and classical
dancing July 10 at 8 p.m. in the
Union Ballroom, according to Bob
Handy, Union Activity director
The prograr. Is the second ,ln
the Union Artist series given each
Rod Strong, the young Ameri
can dancer, will appear July 10 at
8 p.m. in the Union Ballroom, ac
cording to Bob Handy, Union acti
Strong, still in his late 20's, uses
both classical and modern music
in his tap and ballet program. His
concert tour this summer follows
several years of bookings as a sup
per club and theater entertainer
on two continents.
Strong is one of the few perform
ers ever asked back for a repeat
at the annual Command Perform
ance for the President of France
at the Paris Opera House. He has
appeared at the famed Club Lido
in Paris and was featured in Lon
don's largest television show, "Con
During the spring of this year
he appeared in the 1957 version of
the "Ziegfeld Follies." He was fea
tured in "New Faces of 19.56".
Strong's dancing ranges from
esthetic to comedy pantomime,
and has been credited with cre
ating a new respect for that art
form, Handy said.
Piano accompanist for the per
formance will be Rolf Barnes. Aft
er the performance Handy stated
that a "Meet the Artist" reception
will be held in Parlours A, B, and
D'ja ever wonder how fast a
turtle travels? In a recent turtle
race at the University of Colorado,
Red, Red Robin, entry of Pi Beta
Phi, raced a distance of seven
yards in about a minute and a half
Furbay To Address
Dr. John Furbay, director of Air
World Education for Trans World
Airlines, will speak twice today at
the Love Library Auditorium, ac
cording to Dr. Frank Sorenson,
summer sessions director. The
public may attend his 11 a.m. lec
ture in which he will discuss
"Threats to Our Air Age World."
At 2 p.m. he will appear before
the Air Age Education Workshop
to s peak on "The Influence if
Transportation on the Development
Dr. Furbay has recently re
turned from a global lecture tour
on which he addressed 66 organiza
tions in 22 countries. He is delay
ing another trip to Europe in order
to speak at the University. Because
of trips such as these, he was a re-
The annual All-Teachers College
Conference will be held on the Uni
versity campus on July 10-11, ac
cording to Dr. Frank Sorenson,
director of the summer session.
The theme for the conference
will be "A Modern Plan for the
Education of Children and Youth."
The guest speakers at the con
ference will be:
Harold Benjamin, Chairman, Di
vision, Social Foundation of Edu
cation, George Peabody College for
Edgar Daxe, professor of Edu
cation and Research Associate,
Bureau of Instructional Research,
Ohio State University.
Charles Ford, Vice-President and
Editorial Director, F. E. Compton
and Company, Pictured Encyclope
Frank Henzlik, Dean, Teachers
College, University of Nebraska.
Wesley Meierhenry, Professor,
School Administration, History and
Principles of Education, University
Norman Wicks, Manager-Institutional
Television, General Preci
sion Laboratory, Inc.
Wednesday's program will be
held in the Union Ballroom under
the direction of Madison Brewer,
Professor of Elementary Education
and Chairman of the Department.
The format will be as follows:
1:30-1:45 p.m. Orientation Session
"Unique Features of
1:45-3:30 p.m. First General Ses
"World of Tomor
row" Harold Benja
min Lesson Changed
Beginning bridge lessons will
be taught at 3 o'clock each Tues
day afternoon, according to Jim
Porter, University bridge In
structor. Advanced lessons will continue
to be taught at 4 p.m., he said.
The change was necessitated
by the large number of students
attending the lessons, Porter explained.
cipient of aviation's "oscar" for
outstanding service in interpreting
the air age world.
Dr. Furbay holds degrees from
Ohio Stale University, New York
University, and Yale University.
During his educational career he
has been a professor in several
universities, including the Univer
sity of Hawaii, the University of
Geneva, and the American Univer
sity in Cairo, Egypt. He was also
president of the College of West
Africa in Monrovia, Liberia.
Dr .Furbay was a delegate and
reporter at the first Pan-American
Conference on Cultural Cooperation
at Havana, Cuba; and served as
the aviation observer on the U.S.
delegation to UNESCO in Mexic3
City, Beirut, Paris, and Florence.
During World War II, Furbay
carried out several special War De
partment assignments related to
the invasion and occupation of
Africa. He is presently one of the
national advisors to the Civil Air
He is a fellow of the Royal Geo
graphic Society of London, the
Royal Anthropological Society, and
the National Geographic Society.
For several years he served as
Senior Specialist in the U.S. Office
of Education and as an educational
attache In the U.S. Embassies oi
Costa Rico and Colombia.
In addition to his jobs with TWA
and the Civil Air Patrol, Dr. Fur
bay is a prominent member of the
staff of the World Seminar on Edu
cation in Geneva, Switzerland.
Mrs. Gretchen Ellefson will re
view the book, "Professional Ama
teur", in the Union Faculty Lounge
on Monday, at 4 p.m., according
to Bob Handy, Student Activities
Mrs. Ellefson is a student in the
College of Arts and Sciences, maj
oring in speech.
The book, written by Thomas
Alvin Boyd is a biography of
Charles Franklin Kettering.
Kettering, after 27 years as bead
of the General Motors' Research
Laboratory is kind of a twentieth
century Ben Franklin.
Kettering has supported many
educational and scientific institu
tions and today he contributes to
research on solar energy, the small
airplane and cancer.
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