The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, June 26, 1962, Page Page 3, Image 3

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    Tuesday, June 26, 1962
Summer Nebraskan
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WHAT WILL I BE? Sixth graders at Bancroft School are studying careers. Gary
Steffens, 12, whose "one ambition is to be a soldier," and Laurel Gerlach, 12, look for
information about their career choices. Laurel is eyeing three careers actress, author
an artist.
Elementary Children Attend Classes
For Summer Enrichment Program
iYl Dept. of Education Holds Sesssion for Over 400 Youngsters
What would I do if I ran
the roo? What will I be in
1972? How do children in oth
er lands live?
These questions and others
are being answered for over
400 Lincoln elementary school
children who are enriching
their educational programs by
going to summer school
The University's Depart
ment of Elmentary Education
Is operating summer session
programs for grades kinder
garten through six at two ele
mentary schools Bancroft,
the University's lab school,
and Pershing.
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TALK, TWEETTE Rebecca Sharpe, 7, and Bradley GreU,
7, talk to Tweetie, the parakeet ia the first grade class at
Bancroft. The chMrea are studying a unit "If I Raa
the Zoo."
Coiif erence on
Two noted aahoriJaes on
Jrosiness edijcaliaB hitSOiElhted
the third Tmnai summer cou
f erence last Thursday and
Friday on business education
act the University of Nebras
ka. The guest speakers were:
Dr. Ham den L Forfcner,
professor emeritus of educa
tion at Columbia Lte'ersity,
who was founder of Future
Business Leaders of America
and co-author of the text
books, "20& Century Book
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just more of the same thing,
nor is it geared to remedial
problems, said Dr. O. W.
Kopp, department chairman.
"The program emphasizes en
riching experiences for the
children," he said. They ex
plore the problems and areas
that perhaps they don't have
time to explore during the
regular school year it's a
chance to travel the addition
al mile."
' We go to various parts of
the country to bring in the
most outstanding teachers we
can find for this summer pro
gram," Dr. Kopp said. Ban-
Bus. Ed. Held
'Correlated Dictation a ad
Dr. Dons H. Crant, pro
fessor of business education
at Illinois State Norma Uni
versity, who is past president
of National Business Teach
ers Association and co-editor
of the 1953 Yearbook of the
American Business Education
Dr. Crank spoke on "The
Best in Secretarial Training'",
followed by Dr. Forkner's
talk on '"The Best in Book
keeping and Basic Business
croft school is staffed by
teachers from Missouri, New
York, Iowa, Michigan as well
as various parts of Nebras
ka. They are assisted by Uni
versity student teachers.
Zoo Unit
Miss Lois Johnson's first
grade class at Bancroft school
is learning about animals as
thev pursue their current unit,
-If I Ran the Zoo." In addi
tion to watching over their
hamster, turtle, guinea pig
and parakeet, the children are
planning a trip to the zoo. But
first they will hear about all
the animals from the Lincoln
zoo director, James Ager,
who is coming to visit them.
Climaxing the Latin Ameri
can part of their unit on
-Children Around the
World," -Mrs. Aherta Coo
per's second grade class
members took turns swinging
a club to break a butterfly pi
nata, which was hanging in
the hallway. Not everyone got
a turn, however. It took just
two -hefty" whacks, and the
blue butterfly split open,
sending the childrea scram
bling for the candy and gifts
which fell to the floor.
The pinata was made for
them by Miss Clarice Bryan,
a student teacher from Pan
ama. Careers Study
The sixth grade children at
Bancroft are studying ca
reers. Last week they studied
about "working to feed peo
ple" and "working to shelter
people." They were visited by
an agronomist and an archi
tect, who took them on a tour
of a chape! he had designed.
Sixth grade is taught by
Herbert S. Meyer, one mem
ber of the fourth, fifth and
sixth grade all -male staff.
In addition to the regular
morning classes, a ,new fea
ture has been added, which
"seems to have stimulated
quite a bit of interest on
campus, aeconlmg to Dr.
Kopp. This new feature is the
showing of special education
al television programs in
French and primary science
each afternoon at Bancroft
and Pershing schools, respec
tively. Tw o Purposes
The purpose of the educa
tional programs is twofold,
Dr. Jvopp said. First, they of
fer a rich learning experience
for the children, and second
ly they give the opportunity
for an objective evaluation of
the effectiveness of television
instruction, be said.
The students for the Uni
versity's summer elementary
program are selected by writ-,
ten application on a first- (
come, first-served basis. Dr.!
Kopp said. s
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uii,i in thor men in this
world and not just animals?
Why, since there are peo
ple do they wear clothes?
tv Twin r. Whitney, re
tired chairman of the zoology
department at the University
of Nebraska, has sought the
answers to these questions
and nthpr nupstinns related to
life in general, ever since he
began his science career m
To answer these questions
and others concerning gene
tire th 4-vpar-old ex-chair-
man has written two books.
His first book, published in
1M3 pntitled Familv Treas
ures, contains many pictures
of various hereditary traits
such as ears, hands, noses,
hair, skin and feet.
IWcn't Like heel
I Hnn't like feet." Dr..
Whitney chuckled in a voice
ornoklp'il hv 43 veaTS of leC-1
turing to almost ten thousand j
students. "But, feet do indi-
cate a hereditary trait."
Many of the pictures in
Familv Treasures ana aiso in
his second book. Family Skel
etons, published in are
of former students of Dr.
Whitney. There are also
many pictures of his ances
tors. -I used to give a student
$2.50 to have his picture tak
en to show his nose or hands
TLRSiyiry, i roN'r
Psychologist Gio-en
To Read His Paper
At England Congas
Dr. William J. Arnold, pro
fessor of psychology it Hhe
University of Nebraska. i3 j
read a paper on the effects
off KradoalaoiD at Jibe iMad
I t e rnatiana! Congress off
Radiation Eesearcto ait Harro
gate, England, in August
The paper discusses "The ,
Effects of Brain Irradiation,
Femur Irradiation and Star-:
vatoom m Maze LeamiBg asm ;
Rats." It was co-a.utlored by j
Dr. Aradlid and James B. Oho, :
assistant m the irraiaikwa
pTOTect and a farmer graduate
fndent at the Cuaveretty.
The paper is ne f e
studies dose this y ear K Dr. :
ArnoSd asd ic a cwilrad wits ;
tbt Atomic Energy Cwnmas
noBu He Congress, wteib wil be
beid Aug. S-U, mil hrktg to-:
getaer aad smnmariae the
knrwledge and eff ects xhF ar
radiiaticm cm organisms. Psy
cbotogistE, biologists, pibysi
osts arad dhemists Srotui al ;
war Kbe world are expected
to attend. Participants in
Congress are chosen an the
basis off papers submitted to
be read before the Congress.
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Zoology Chairman Seeks
to Questions in Genetics
or any other defects or ab
normalities," Dr. W h i t n e y
said. "My first book cost me
$1000 and Family Skeletons
cost $2,000.
Students were also called
upon in class to show their
various inherited characteris
tics to their classmates. Dr.
Whitney once called upon a
certain male student to stand
up and show the class his re
ceding hairline. After calling
attention to the fact that re
ceding hairlines are a hered
itary trait, Dr. Whitney again
called upon the same student
to show his even, white teeth.
Teeth characteristics are also
inherited, Dr. Whitney ex
plained. But when he said
that certain persons also in
herit dimples in their hips.
the student quickly sat down
and the demonstration ended.
Personal Interest
Not only did Dr. Whitney
have a genetical interest in
his students, but also a per
sonal interest, according to
Dr. Eugene F. Powell, asso
ciate professor of zoology and
"Dr. Whitney still keeps in
contact with many of his ex
students." Dr. Powell said.
"He keeps a large file of the
students' addresses. Some of
them still write to him."
Dr. Whitney had his own
method of shocking students
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into doing their own thinking,
Dr. Powell explained. During
the first ten minutes of ge
netic class, the retired pro
fessor would give students a
written examination over
class material. He would also
throw in such questions as
"Why do men wear clothes?"
Thus the students were re
quired to use their own imag
inations and brain power.
This short, white haired
man came to the University
of Nebraska in 1916 as a full
professor after serving on the
faculty of Wesleyan Univer
sity at Middleton, Connecti
cut for eight years. He was
promoted to chairman of the
department in 1934, and
served until his retirement in
As a boy in Brookfield, Ver
mont, he liked and studied
nature but never thought of
zoology as a career until his
sophomore year at Wesleyan
University. He majored in
classical languages in his
boarding school and univer
sity alma maters.
"You have to have a good
memory, though, if you ma
jor in languages," Dr. Whit
ney commented. "I decided
to change majors and chose
The study of rotifers, mi
croscopic animals who live in
water, was Dr. Whitney's pet
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project when he was a prac
ticing zoologist. Since he be
gan his study at Columbia
University before the turn of
the century when he received
his doctor's degree, he has
published many papers on
the reproduction habits of the
tiny animals.
A widower, Dr. Whitney
lived in Lincoln until last
year when he moved to Col
fax, Calif, to reside with his
Grant Helps
Finance New
Physics Lab
Facilities Will Allow
Special Research
The National Science Foun
dation has approved a $600,
000 grant to the University of
Nebraska for use toward the
construction of a $1,250,000
physics research laboratory.
Chancellor Clifford M. Har
din said the grant, together
with the earlier announced
$400,000 gift from the Behlen
family of Columbus, will al
low the University to do high
ly specialized research in
atomic and nuclear physics
an area which has been lim
ited by lack of facilities.
Three-Story Structure
He said the two grants,
plus some $250,000 from the
University building levy, will
finance a three-story struc
ture plus basement and un
derground laboratory space.
The latter will house
low-energy particle accelera
tors. To be named after the Beh
len family, the physics re
search lab will be built di
rectly west of and connected
by corridors to the present
57-year-old physics building.
Brace Laboratory, 10th and
S. The new laboratory will
measure 132 feet long by 50
feet wide.
Business Manager Carl
Donaldson said preliminary
plans are now being prepared
by the Omaha architectural
firm of Steele, Sandham, and
Weinstein. The University ex
pects to call for bids next
rn the construction, footings
and columns will be designed
to support two extra floors
for future expansion, Donald
son said.
Research Areas
The structure will be de
signed to house research
areas in nuclear reaction and
neutron physics; and solid
state programs, including
X-ray diffraction and studies
of radiation effects in solids.
Tentative plans also call for
a library, departmental of
fices, and seminar rooms.
Permitting the University
to seek the matching funds
from the National Science
Foundation was the Behlen
familv's gift of $400,000,
which Dr. Hardin described
as "of far-reaching impor
tance to the state of Ne
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