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    Vol. 74, WT06
The Nebraskan
Tuesday, May 9, 1961
Sunday Presentation
Famed Soloists
Singin 'Creation 9
Three nationally known soloists will headline the Univer
sity presentation of Haydn's "The Creation" at 8 p.m. next
Sunday evening in the Coliseum.
Also participating in the presentation will be a choral
union of 500 student voices and a full symphony orchestra
under the direction of Professor Emanuel Wishnow, chair-
man of the department of music.
Admission to the oratorio
the University's major music
presentation of the season, is
The soloists are all active
as performers with the na
tion's leading opera, televi
sion and Broadway compan
ies. Jeanette Scovotti, lyric co
loratura soprano with the Chi
cago Lyric Opera Company,
has appeared in Broadway
productions of "The King and
I" and "Lil Abner." She made
her debut with the New York
City Opera in Menotti's "The
That same year, she won
a Town-Hall Recital Award,
sponsored by the New York
Singing Teachers Association.
She has appeared at the . Cen
tral City Opera Festival in
"Fledermaus," as a soloist
with the National Symphony
Orchestra of Washington
D.C., and this present season
toured the country in Boris
Goldovsky's production of
"Don Giovanni."
Leon Lishner, bass-baritone
and associate professor of mu
sic at the University, appears
annually in the television pro
duction of "Amahl and the
Night Visitors." He is prob
ably best known for his ere
ation of the bass roles in the
operas of Gian-Carlo Menotti
on Broadway and on televi
sion. In addition, he has ap
peared in the Broadway pro
ductions of "The Consul" and
"The Saint of Bleecker
John Alexander, a leading
tenor solosit with the New
York City Opera Company,
was a guest soloist last year
in the University production
of Verdf s "Requiem." He ap
pears frequently with the
Pittsburgh, San Francisco,
and Cincinnati opera com
panies. His performances with his
home company include "La
Traviata," "The Silent Worn
an," and "The Merry Wid
During the past year, Alex
ander performed in he NBC
TV productions of Beethoven's
"Fidelio" and of the new
American opera concerning
the life of Brigham Young.
The choral union will con
sist of the Agricultural Col
lege Chorus, directed by Gene
tiybdahl; Madrigal Singers,
directed by John Moran; Uni
versity Singers, directed by
Eaisl Jenkins; University
Chorus I, directed by Moran;
and University Chorus II, di
rected by Jenkins.
Accompanists will be Cyn
thia DybdahL Kay Green,
Mary Haight, and Jean San-
Non Tax Source
Sought For Bill
Jen, Joe T. Vosoba of Wil
bop looking for a "non
tax" .source to finance his
Sroposal for an Industrial
:esearch Institute, LB703.
Vosoba had originally
planned to finance the Insti
tute under LB160 which pro
vided that abandoned proper
ty left in banks for more
than ten years revert to the
state if the owner could not
be located.
He said he feels the people
who killed LB160 "are under
an obligation to suggest some
other method of financing the
Vosoba said there is a
strong possibility that federal
funds may be provided, but
ha knows of no definite
"Private industry in Ne
braska can be expected to
help finance the Institute, but
this will not be enough, it
will be only a drop in the
bucket," he said.
He said private assistance
would probably be channeled
through an "unofficial organ
ization similar to the Uni
versity Foundation or the
Alumni Association."
Another source of funds
would be a special levy au
thorized by the legislature to
be repaid back on a loan
basis, "preferably without interest."
On Ivy Day
Innocents, MB's
Present Awards
Top scholarship was among
the achievements honored
last Saturday by the Mortar
Board and Innocents Societies
at the University's annual
Ivy Day activities.
Sonia Anderson won the
senior women's scholarhip
cup, and Don A. Kaufman won
the senior men's scholarship
Miss Anderson has an ac
cumulative average of 8.116
for 121 hours. She is a mem
ber of Phi Beta Kappa, Sig
ma Xi, and Alpha Lambda
Delta. She has been awarded
a National Science Founda
tion Cooperative Fellowship
for graduate study in bio
chemistry at the University
of Illinois.
Kaufman has an accumu
lative average of 8.557. En
rolled in Teachers College,
majoring in general science,
he is a member of Sigma Xi
and Mu Epsilon Nu. He will
teach in the Omaha public
school system next fall.
The Mortar Board Scholarship-Activities
Trophy was
presented to Kappa Alpha
Theta sorority. Alpha Xi Del
ta was second; Alpha Oml
cron Pi, third; Delta Gamma,
fourth; and Love Memorial
Hall, fifth.
The Innocents Scholarship
Activities Trophy was won
this year by Farmhouse fra
ternity for the sixth consecu
tive year. Theta Xi won sec
ond place and Phi Kappa
Psi, third.
Winner of the American As
sociation of University Wom
en's award was Mary Ann
"Skip" Harris, president of
the 1960 Mortar Board.
IWA Workshop
The Independent Wom
en's A s s o elation (IWA)
workers will meet at 5 p.m.
today in the Student Union.
All IWA workers who have
signed up should come and
all others interested may
also attend.
Sheldons9 Bequests Make Art
By Dick Stuckey
fKdilnr't niitri Th Dully NithraaliM xtMid urwlllin to 1Mr. OI
Khrldmi, wlfi- of thi liltr A. B. Hhrldim, fur th Inform Hon tntllird In
thin airtlrki MmrernliK thn niwkrround of the Hbrldon Art (mlliry.)
It has long been the hope of the Nebraska Art Associa
tion that a suitable and safe gallery be built for the perman
ent display of its growing collection.
However, such a construction seemed an impossible
In 1950, Mary Frances Sheldon learned that she would
live only a few months. She deckled then to bequeath her
estate for the construction of the long-needed Nebraska art
center, but feared that there would not be enough to make
the bulding Itself a work of art.
After discussing the gift with her brother, Bromley, it
was decided to hold the estate in a trust to be managed by
him until it reached an amount sufficient to realize the
wish of Frances. At that time Bromley told her he would
also bequeath approximately half of his estate to.the future
Trust Grows
Since that decision twelve years ago, and following Mr.
Sheldon's death in 1957, the trust has grown to two and
one half million dollars.
Now the gallery rises from the soil of the University
in all the majesty of the gift itself.
Adam Bromley Sheldon was born in Vermont in 1887
to George and Flora Bromley Sheldon. Mary Frances Shel
don was born five years later. In 1900 the family moved to
Bromley enjoyed a variety of boyhood interests as
vigorously as a spirited youth of the "new frontier". Bi
cycle racing, baseball, and bobsledding maintained his
youthful energy. A bout with rheumatic fever following a
bobsledding accident limited his baseball playing, but not
his enthusiasm for the game. Throughout his life he re
mained an avid fan of the Lincoln Chiefs and followed the
major leagues closely.
Admired Theater
A great admirer of the theater, in all forms, Bromley
was often seen at the old Oliver Theater in Lincoln. He
liked Shakespeare, and quoted it easily. He never missed
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The Ramsey Lewis Trio, pictured above, will appear on
May 19, along with the Four Preps, at the Student Union's
last party of the year, the "Fadeout," in the Union Ball
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Union Ends Semester
With 'Fadeout' Party
i By Ann Moyer
The semester is fading fast and to hustle it on its way the
Student Union is. presenting "Fadeout" on May 19 featuring
the well known talents of the Four Preps, the Ramsey Lewis
Trio and Bill Alber's Dance Band.
The Four Preps, renown for their recordings of "Big
Man" and "26 Miles", will present two floor shows in the
Union Ballroom at 8:30 p.m. and at 11 p.m. during the dance
The Ramsey Lewis Trio,
featuring Ramsy Lewis at the
piano, El Dee Young on the
bass and Red Holt on the
drums, will appear in the Pan
American room from 8-12
The trio, noted for its Argo
jazz recordings, is said to
possess much the flavor and
sound of the Ahmad Jamal
modern jazz quartet. The
Lewis threesome, as the trio
is called, strike a middle
ground of easy, listenable
music, sparked by the piano
lead of Lewis himself with
able assistance from bassist
Young and drummer Holt.
The combo can handle any
type of tune from romantic
to bright.
Among their recordings are
"My Ship," "C. C. Rider,"
"I Love Paris," and "Car
men." The group also has
five albums including The
Gentle-Men of Swing, The
Gentle-Men of Jazz and An
Hour With the Ramsey Lewis
The trio got its start when
the three worked together
with a seven-piece dance
band, the Clefs, under the
leadership of Wallace Burton.
Burton's influence encour
aged Ramsey's decision to re
turn to jazz professionally.
When the Clefs disbanded
in 1955 the trio began to play
together whenevr time per
mitted. During this Ramsey
transferred from Chicago
Musical College to DePaul
A Chicago policeman heard
the trio play and intro
duced them to Leonard and
Phil Chess of Argo Records.
Their second break came
when a prominent Chicago
disc jockey heard their first
record for Argo and Intro
duced it to his a u d i e n c e.
Since that time the Trio has
become known as perhpas the
most entertaining jazz trio in
the country.
They have appeared at the
Birdland in New York; Lon
don House in Chicago; the
Peacock Alley in St. Louis.
The Ramsey Lewis Trio ap
peared at the Randall Island
Jazz Festival in New York
in 1959 and the Saugatuck
Jazz Festival in Michigan m
1960 plus personal appear
ances at the Civic Auditorium
in St. Louis, Ford Auditorium
in Detroit and the Light
house at Hermosa Beach.
Tickets for the Fadeout
show are now on sale and
may be obtained from house
sales representatives or in the
Union program office for
$1.50..Tickets entitle the
holder to attend any of the
performances in the Union
that evening.
Fadeout Tickets
Ticket sales representa
tives for the Fadeout show
who have not yet picked
up their tickets should
meet in Student Union 345
at 4 p.m. today.
Above is the proposed plan of the Sheldon Art Gallery
drawn by architect Phillip Johnson of Phillip Johnson and
Associates of New York City. The construction of the Gal
lery is being made possible by the estate of Miss Mary
Frances Sheldon which has been held In trust since 1950
for this purpose, and also by the bequest of one-half of the
estate of. Bromley Sheldon, her brother.
a Shakespearean play either in Omaha or Lincoln, and en
joyed the performances of the Barrymores, Gielgud, Evans
and Olivier often.
W. C. Fields, Eddie Foy and Lew Dockstader took top
Interest on the vaudeville circuit, and Laurel and Hardy
were his greatest movie favorites. ,
Bromley graduated from Lincoln High School valedic
torian of his class. He attended prep school in Phillips Ex
eter, N.H., before enrolling in civil engineering at the Uni
versity of Nebraska. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi
fraternity. But his enterprising, competive spirit longed
for the business world, and he left college before gradua
tion. Bromley's great admiration of Frank Spaulding, Lin
coln lumberman, fired his enthusiasm for the lumber busi
ness, and the close association of the two families coupled
Record Vote Recorded
In Council Elections;
Four IFC Men Lose
By Norm Beatty
A record number of stu
dents flocked to the polls yes
terday in the Student Council
elections that saw the Inter
fraternity Council (IFC) slate
suffer its highest number of
losses in four years.
Some 2,916 students voted in
Monday's election as com
pared to last year's record of
2,446 total votes.
Four IFC candidates were
defeated in the election as
compared to none last year,
two in 1959 and three in 1958,
according to Don Ferguson,
IFC president.
The following results are to
serve as official notification
for candidates who are asked
to take their posters down
from all bulletin boards to
day. The closest races were re
corded in the College of Arts
and Sciences in the voting for
the men and in Teachers Col
lege in the girls voting. Three
boys and one girl were select
ed for next year's Council in
both races.
Although the total of invalid
votes were considerably low
er in this year's election than
in the election a year ago
(1961-164, 1960-294), several
races could have possibly
turned out differently if the
number of invalid votes had
been reduced.
Election complaints or re
quests to invalidate an elec
tion must be filed in writing
with the first vice-president of
the Student Council within 24
hours of the announcement of
the election results in the
Daily Nebraskan, according
to John Hoerner, first vice
president. He may be reached
at GA 3-6589 or GR 7-9211.
The election results are as
follows: (those in bold face
indicate those elected.)
Dale Pohlman
P. Jane Fauquet
Michael Eason
Phyllis Riddle
Jo Ann Burkhart
Mary Kesling
Bill Buckley 377
Steve Joynt 345
Don Burt 341
Cynthia Tinan 206
Joel Lundak 305
Paula Warner 173
Patrick Egan 130
Ann Wahl 128
Judy Birney 110
Judy Erickson 94
Nina Morrison 92
Mary Weatherspoon 87
Mary Beth Hemmer 85
Mary Crabill 84
Linda Hogeland 80
Caralee Gunther 65
Karen - Thompson 58
Joan Anderstrom 53
Joan Anderstrom 53
Ardith Robertson 47
Carol Williams 40
Invalid 75
William Lee Gunlicks 238
Perry Dudden 213
Herbert Grossman 164
Ronald Coleman 133
Sherrilyn Stigge 60
Jeanine Campbeau 37
Terry Umland 19
Invalid 15
James Killinger 21
Carles Mays 0
Invalid 0
David Scholz 221
Chip Kuklin 205
Steve Cass 165
Larry Ourada 142
Rodney Marshall 138
George Krauss 132
Ronald Licht 64
Shirley Hoffman 63
Milton Rogge 47
Larry Young 30
Gary Brobst 14
Invalid 9
John Wightman 17
Harold Hoff 9
Invalid 1
Philip Griess 15
Bill Webster 5
Thomas Cunningham 3
Betty Frazer 1
Invalid 0
John M. -Abrahamzon 410
Don Dermyer 213
Jeanie Morrison 91
Suzanne Moffitt 88
Nancy Ericksen 83
Susan Wood 70
Gayle Branigan 63
Susan Irvine 59
Judy Tenhulzen 55
Katheryn Madsen 52
Julie Westerhoff 51
Ann Wiggins 49
Diann Cabela 49
Caroll Alt 48
Julie Berner 48
Janet Jansen 47
Karen Werner 43
Linda Christianson 42
Susan Swift 38
Leah Jo Smith 32
Karen Lund 29
Mike Drew 27
Judy Schneider 14
Invalid 48
Judy Polenz 13
Karen Edeal 3
Richard Nelson 17
Sonja Erickson 2
Larry Hemmer 7
John Bischoff 4
Jay Graf 4
William Hurd 3
George Peterson 285
Wendell Bell 203
Norbert Schller 81
Nancy Butler , 4
Linda Joyce 3
Rosann Rost 3
Mary Sellentin 2
Jean Carlson 2
Susan Bengston 1
with the attraction of the colorful fortunes of early lumber
barons prompted the young Mr. Sheldon to become a lum
berman. Texas Mills
Following the advice of his father, Bromley spent two
years handling lumber in Texas mills then working the
yellow-pine forests near Houston with nothing but "grits,
hominy and pork" at an age of considerable appetite, the
Texas years were anything but soft.
Returning to Nebraska with the savings from his south
ern labor, Mr. Sheldon and his father bought and managed
a lumberyard at Weeping Water, Nebr. In 1910 they pur
chased in partnership the Fox and Woodsum yards at Lex
ington, Darr and Cozad in the heart of the Platte Valley.
The valley's natural advantages combined with Brom
lay's business acumen, and with strict careful attention to
his Nebraska businesss with true Vermont caution, honesty
and fairness, he soon built a business worthy of t h e re
spect and flourish which it received.
He married Olga Nielsen in 1917. The new Mrs. Sheldon
was a native of Lexington.
Art Association
Frances Sheldon joined the Nebraska Art Association in
the early 1930's, and through her interest and own modest
collection, Bromley soon shared her pleasures and enthu
siasm in a growing knowledge of art.
They attended the annual art shows and often discuss
ed with other members of the association the growing need
for a suitable, safe home for the rapidly increasing asso
ciation collection.
The collection has been accumulating since the 1880's
and now contains many valuable pieces of realistic art as
well as the contemporary abstract.
It is the intention of the Art Assocition to add to both
categories as funds allow. The collection focuses mainly
on American artists, and is recognized nationally as an
outstanding exhibition.
It is the hope of the Nebraska Art Association that the
Sheldon gift may be perpetuated in reciprocal continuation
of the appreciation of art in Nebraska.
Sue Isaacson t
Sherry Bergh . 2
James Larson 2
Marcia Hahn 3
John Noland IS
Steve George S
Grant Gregory 1
Donald Bennet S
Richard Bolli 1
James Vesely 1
James Cawthra 1
Mary Kokes S
Judy Edwards 6
Rth Ann Chubbach 3
Judy gmarshall 3
(To be announced later)
(To be announced later)
Herb Grossman 200
Ron Coleman 189
Jean Baxter 106
Don Vogt 95
Nelsie Larsen 91
Larry Catlett 78
Richard Weill 63
Judy Edwards (unopposed)
Donald Jelinek (unopposed)
Peggy Mercia
Douglas Teaford
Passes 5 to 1
The proposed Student Tri
bunal Charter amendment
changes that will give the
Tribunal the final decision in
student cases other than those
involving suspension or expul
sion from the University and
also establishing appelate
privileges for students in de
cisions handed down by the
Tribunal was passed 1,761 to
307 or at a ratio of over five-to-one.
Hoover Exhibits
Nature Pictures
An exhibition of photographs
made by Dr. Floyd W. Hoover,
registrar of the University,
opened recently at the Uni
versity's Art Galleries in Mor
rill Hall.
The photographs, taken dur
ing the past two years, are
studies of Nebraska Nature.
The exhibition will be shown
in the west corridor gallery
on the second floor. The Gal
lery is open from 2-5 p.m.
Sundays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.