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The Nebraskan
Wednesday, Dec. 6, .1960
Four Million Years Old
What's in Morrill Hall that
can be found nowhere else
on earth?
The bbnophone, designed
and constructed by Henry P.
Reider, chief preparator of
the University State Museum,
is unique. It is a xylophone
made from the bones of a 4
million year old fossil rhi
noceros. Rubber Bands
Two rows of bones are at
tached by rubber bands to a
rubber covered wooden
frame. They run the full two
octave range of a true xylo
phone from G below mid
dle C to G in the second oc
tave above. Reider described
the pure sounds when the
bones are hit by common
hardwood mallets as unique
not the sound of glass and
yet not the sound of steel.
Students may haar the
songs, played by Reider, by
inserting a dime in the little
machine located near the
bonophone. The display of the
bonophone and the skeleton
of the reconstructed bone
rhinocerous is located on the
first floor of Morrill Hall by
the east side entrance.
In 1926 the University Mu
seum Field Party collected
some teleoceros bones near
Ainsworth in north-central
Nebraska. The remains of
this short-legged rhinoceros
were found in a middle Plio
cene deposit which is some
four million years old. Silicon
dioxide carried by prehistoric
ground waters had replaced
the boney tissue.
I Lack of endurance takes a lot of
;the fun out of sports for many
part-time athletes. Now science
has discovered an easy way to
increase musde stamina. '
Now available at alt drugstores
is Absorbine Jr. W arm-Up the
invigorating rub you use before
exercise. Warm-Up has proved in
clinical research to make muscle
power last longer.
Clinical studies reveal the time
required to fatigue a muscle
treated before exercise with Warm
Up is almost double that of an
untreated muscle. Using the Elec
tromyograph (electronics' newest
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Bone Xylophone
Three 'years later, when
Reider began to mount the
bones of the rhinocerous for
a Museum display, he acci
dentally discovered the dis
tinctive musical quality of the
ribs. It was found that only
the bones of the Teleoceros
from this particular bone de
posit were musical.
Four Years
r After this discovery, Reider
spent his spare time for four
years constructing the instru
ment to utilize the bones. He
studied the xylophone and
began the work of tuning the
musical bones. Using a set
of orchestral bells, each bone
was filed by hand to the
proper length.
Many bones were sorted be
fore those of the proper
pitch could be found. In 1936
the bonophone made its de
but before the Museum staff.
A year later it was featured
on a national radio broadcast.
Immediately there were
many requests for - appear
ances. Reider appeared with
Original Art Prints
For Christmas Gifts
Christmas gifts in the form
of original art prints are on
sale at the art galleries in
Morrill Hall.
On sale for $3.50' to $300 are
black and white and color
prints of many popular mod
ern painters. The annual
Christmas sale, put on by the
Nebraska Art Association,
will continue until Dec. 18:
medical tool) doctors could actu
ally see W arm-Up almost double
muscle endurance, v
Now you can have longer -lasting
muscle power for sports and
exercise. Whenever you want extra
endurance, rub on Warm-Up be
fore you start See if you don't
have more stamina. Warm-Up is
available at all drugstores.
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his bonophone on national
and local radio and television
shows. -
"The bonophone is just for
fun, proving that there is hu-
mor even in paiemoiogy,
Reider said. A poem was
even once written about it:
Before the dawn of history,
In fact, before the flood,
The rhinoceros frolicked
In the prehistoric mud."
He little thought, this an
cient beast,
That from his bones
Would come the tones
Of waltzes, jazz and swing.
Early Ag
Goodding Encourages
Personal Approach
Student interest in the field
of agronomy, and later on
zeal for superior achievement
in agronomy courses, are
stimulated through a personal
approach between the teacher
and the student according to
Dr. T. H. Goodding.
, Such shaping of an agricul
tural career should start early
in the life of a student, said
Dr. Goodding, retired agro
nomy professor, who spoke
at an education session at
the annual meeting of the
American Society of Agrono
my in Chicago.
Goodding said students are
faced with many problems.
One of the big problems of
a student from a rural high
school is to adjust to a large
university or college.
"One of the first observa
tions that tends to bewilder
the new student is the enor
mous size of the college
classes," he said.
The professor said it has
been a policy in the agronomy
department to help bridge the
gap between high school and
college by limiting the size
of lecture and laboratory sec
tions to- 35' students in the
beginning courses.
"This provides an equal op
portunity for the student and
the instructor of the course
to become personally ac
quainted," Goodding said.
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For Quartet
Barbara Chasson,, fresh
man in the department of mu
sic, has been chosen as the
only student in a string quar
tet which will provide educa
tional, experience for Nebras
ka high schools.
Miss Chasson will play sec
ond violin in the quartet. Oth
er members include Prof.
Louis Trzcinski, director of
the group who will play the
viola; Arnold Shatz, instruc
tor, first violin; and Priscilla
Parson, assistant professor,
A key part of the program
of the department of music
has been the development of
this string quartet and an en
semble which takes informal
music sessions to parents and
to students of high school age.
Prof. Trzcinski attributed
the reason for the formation
of the group to the "over
whelming increase in interest
in studying the violin, viola,
cell and other string instru
ments among high school stu
dents in Nebraska."
Wesley Reist, assistant pro
fessor of woodwinds, and
Larry Lusk, instructor in pi
ano, join the quartet to fill
out the ensemble. '
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If you don't believe in glorification of
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tary ball.
If you don't beleive In the glorification
of militarism, then don't believe in
those world ware nor In those row of
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Pre-Christmas Slump
the rush-to sorority houses,
serenading, and all other tra
ditions connected with pin-
nings were at a minimum
Monday night as only, three
pinnings and two engage
ments were announced.
Twila Pearson, Alpha Xi
Delta junior in Teachers from
Spencer to Neil Shaner, Sig
ma Phi Epsilon senior in
Business Administration from
Hollywood, Calif.
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freshman in Arts and Sci
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regard of the giver, and expresses his
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