The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, July 23, 1959, Page PAGE 3, Image 3

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    JULY 23, 1959
Nebraskans' Composition
Selected As U.S. Entry
A choral and orchestra
composition, composed and
performed by University of
Nebraska personnel, has been
selected as one of two U.S.
radio entries for the Italia
Prize, an international radio
and TV. program competition
to be held in September in
Sorrento, Italy.
The Broadcasting Founda
tion of America informed
Lincoln Station KFMQ, who
submitted the entry, that
"Elegy for a Dead Soldier"
was chosen to represent the
' The composition was com
posed by Robert Beadell, 34-year-old
assistant professor
of music. The text is the
Pulitzer-Prize winning poem,
written by Karl Shapiro, pro
fessor of English at the Uni
versity. Professor Beadell composed
the work originally for per
formance by the University
music department before the
Tegional meeting of the Music
Educators National Confer
ence, held in Omaha in 1957.
The piece was also per
formed later at the Univer
sity's Lincoln campus by the
University Singers and Orch
estra, with Prof. Leon Lish
ner as bass soloist. The Lin
coln performance was re
corded and later presented
by Station KFMQ to its listeners.
Prof. Emanuel Wishnow,
chairman of the music depart
ment, made the original sug
gestion that the poem would
I I t"
' Shapiro
be an excellent text for a
The Italia Prize consists of
a cash award varying from
$2,000 to $6,000 for the best
1959 radio program of a musi
cal composition with words.
The U.S. is represented by
the Broadcasting Foundation
of America, which acts as the
coordinating agency to re
ceive and process entries
from American radio and
television stations.
Twenty-two countries will
be represented in the 1959
international competition.
The composer of the U.S.
entry, Professor Beadell,
joined the University faculty
in 1954, and since that time
has written numerous pieces
for performance on the Uni
versity campus. He is now in
the process of writing an op
era. Earlier this year, he was
one of a few young American
composers selected to spend
two weeks with the New York
City Opera Company to ob
serve rehearsals of the com
pany. Professor Shapiro has been
a member of the University
faculty since 1956. During his
army service, 1941-45, he
wrote "V-Letter and Other
Poems," which brought him
the Pulitzer prize. He is the
author of 10 books, the most
recent of which is "Poems
of a Jew."
University Receives Money
To Hold Guidance Institute
The head of the University'
of Nebraska's department of
education psychology and
measurements announced
last week that the University
has been granted $116,863 to
conduct an eight-state coun
seling and guidance training
institute next year.
Dr. Charles O. Neidt, speak
ing before the University's
two-day All-Teachers College
conference, said the institute,
to be held Febr. 1 to June 3,
1960, is one of six of its type
to be conducted in the na
tion. Money for the program,
which must yet be formally
accepted by the Board of Re
gents, was granted under the
National Defense Education
Act of 1958.
Dr. Neidt, who will direct
the program, esplained that
approximately 45 persons will
be selected from Colorado,
Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri,
Montana, North Dakota,
South Dakota and Wyoming
to participate. Each, he said,
will receive stipends of $75 a
week plus allowance of $15 a
week for each dependent.
"The general purpose of the
Institute is to improve the
qualifications of school coua-v
selors for providing guidance
to secondary school students
who are capable of profiting
from advanced education,"
he said. .
Among the specific aims of
the Institute, he outlined,
Assembling and 'evaluat
ing pertinent personal infor
mation regarding students
Employing appropriate
techniques for counseling in
dividual students.
Conducting conferences
with parents and professional
Developing educational
and vocational plans for col
lege-bound, secondary school
Evaluating the effective
ness of counseling expe
riences. Dr. Neidt said that to be
considered for enrollment in
the Institute each teacher
must show that he will be
employed at least half time
as a school counselor for the
academic year of 1960-61.
A total of seven institute
seminars and courses will be
taught by University profes
Grad Returns
From Job In
A 195Q graduate of the Uni
versity of Nebraska School of
Journalism returned to
campus this week on the last
leg of a trip around the
world. Peter Bielak, a native
of Connecticut, has served As
sistant Information offi
cer for the U.S. Information
Service in Afghanistan.
He is in the United States
on a 30 day leave after which
he will go to the Information
Service Department in Ethi
Bielak said that their
greatest job in Afghanistan
was counteracting the prop
aganda put out by the Soviet
Union and Red China, both
bordering countries. To do
this, he explained, they
showed films, prepared ex
hibits and put out a daily
news bulletin among other
things. In addition they main
tained a very extensive li
brary. He explained that although
he had no real trouble with
the Communists, there was
constant U.S.-Russian compe
tition over telling and show
ing the latest developments
in their home countries. Bie
lak said that in spite of this,
Afghanistan had been able to
keep her neutrality.
College YW
Names Exec.
Miss Jacklyn Wilkes of
Portland, Ore., will be the
new executive secretary of
the University of Nebraska
YWCA, beginning in Septem
ber, it was announced today.
Miss Wilkes has been on the
staff of Bethany Episcopalian
Home in Glendale, O. She is
former assistant program di
rector and camp director of
the Portland, Ore., YWCA.
In 1953, she received her
Bachelor of Arts degree from
the University of Oregon,
where she was president of
the YWCA and ctive in re
gional YWCA activities.
Visiting Professor
Good Pay
"If we are to have the best
kind of teachers in out
schools it is extremely im
portant that we continue in
our attempts to raise their
salaries," states Professor
Lucille Lindberg, visiting pro
fessor from Queens Cc'Jege
in Flushing, N.Y.
"It is also very important
that teachers of elementary
education have at least four
years of c o 1 1 e g e education
and I'm very glad to see the
progress Nebraska is making
in this direction," she noted
"Elementary education is
my specialty," states Miss
Lindberg who is also vice
president of the Association
for Childhood Education In
ternational, a member of the
board of directors of the Na
tional Kindergarten Assoc.,
and a member of the educa
tion board of Childhood Edu
cation magazine.
"The way in which a child
starts, makes a big difference
in later life," she noted.
"There is a great deal of
talk these days about chil
dren not reading and writing
as well as they used to," she
said, "on the contrary, rec
ords show that children
throughout the country N are
doing much better than chil
dren of 20 years ago."
"I am very much impressed
with the extra curricular pro
gram offered summer, stu
dents by the University of
Nebraska," professor L i n d
berg noted, "you'd have to
go a long way to find a better
"I urge all my students to
take advantage of these ac
tivities, for 1 feel that they
are a wonderful way to
broaden ourselves culturally,"
she added-
Music School
Given Grant
The University of Nebras
ka's music department has
received a $2,000 grant from
a former music student to be
used to aid music education.
Prof. Emanuel Wishnow,
chairman, announced today.
The former student is Cur
tiss C. Grove, a member of
the University School of
Music class of 1919 and vice
president of Chase Manhat
ten Bank, New York. In ac
cordance with its fund pro
gram, the Chase Bank
matched Mr. Grove's gift of
$1,000 making the total grant
The grant can be used as
the department sees fit, Pro
fessor Wishnow said. He
added that the money probab
ly would be used to aid out
standing students who are in
financial need.
He said this is one of three
recent gifts which are in
tended to aid in support of
the' University's music edu
cation program.
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