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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (July 28, 1964)
A man does not plant a
tree for himself, he plants
it for posterity.
You can tell the Ideals of
a nation by its advertise
ments. Norman Douglas
Tuesday, July 28, 1964
World Affairs Previeiv
The director of the Los Alamos
Scientific Laboratory, Dr. Norris
E. Bradbury, will speak at the
third World Affairs Preview
of the University.
Bradbury will discuss "Education-Atomic
Energy Interface" at
1:30 p.m. Thursday in the ball
room of the Nebraska Union.
He is on leave from the Univer
sity of California to direct the Los
Alamos Laboratory in New Mexi
co, a research center operated by
the U.S. Atomic Energy Commis
sion. During World War II Dr. Brad
bury was a commander in the U.S.
Navy Reserve. He was awarded
the Legion of Merit by the Navy
He holds degrees from Pomona Col
lege and the University of California.
Dr. Bradbury has received honorary de
grees from Pomona College, the Uni
versity of New Mexico, and the Case
Institute of Technology. Before joining
the University of California faculty, he
served as professor at Stanford Univer
sity. The Los Alamos laboratory was es
tablished by the United States govern
ment in 1942. Research and assembling
of the first atomic bombs were done
Postwar research has been expanded
in the fields of health, biology, basic
By Barbara Singer
Something new has been added to the
registration procedure at the University;
it is being done by mail.
Students who pre-registered last
spring for the fall semester have been
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Seven University students were able to
obtain a perfect grade average (9.000)
for 12 hours or more last semester.
The top seven students in a field of
8,391 undergraduates were:
Walter John Bauman, a senior ma
joring in mathematics.
JoAnn L. Strateman, a senior major
ing in French & German.
Keith William Johnson, a junior ma
joring in pharmacy.
Richard S. Elliott, a sophomore in
Gary Warren Fick, a senior in the
College of Agriculture and Home Eco
nomics. Arlo Gene Dornhoff, a junior major
ing in electrical engineering.
Gary Loy Larsen, a sophomore in
Rounding out the top 15 scholars last
semester, all earning grades between
8.786 and 8.933 were:
Loren Swan Bonderson, a junior ma
joring in mechanical engineering.
Richard David Theis, a sophomore
In the College of Arts and Sciences.
Fredrick L. Lcistritiz, is a sopho
more majoring in agricultural econmics.
James G. McGinnis, a senior ma
joring in zoology.
Raymond H. Kelton, a senior major
ing in mathematics.
Dennis James Beeson, a senior in
the College of Business Administration.
Linda Lou Larson, a senior major
ing in psychology.
John Harold Cosier, a junior major
ing in physics.
Catherine J. Origer, Linda E. Welsch,
David C. Krohn, Kathleen A. Robertson.
Joan Morton Jones, Linda L. Reno,
Aurel J. Spivey, John A. Wick, Gaylord
C. Nordine, Robert C. Steinmeier, Joan
E. Skinner, Jamos D. Argo, Patricia M.
Brown, Ruth A. Wolfmeyer, Gordon H.
Ehlers, Charles D. Roberts, Kathryn
Ronald L. Prior, Jane E. Keill, Wil
liam W. Holmes, Stephen A. Bergquist,
Paul E. Noe, Kenneth W. Haar, Ann J.
Wahl, Richard V. Denton, Rogert W.
Kennedy, Kenneth S. Cada, Emily S.
Schlaht, John I. Hermanson, John A.
Goedeken, Ann Semin Smith. Dennia D.
Wallwey, Harriett C. Hunker, Marvin E.
C. .well, Nadene C. Gardner, Bonnie B.
Wahl, Samuel E. Moessner, Susan Dav
enport Johnson, Merlin L. Parde, Mar
ceine D. Sweetser.
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Norris E. Bradbury
nuclear physics, and the development
of "fast" (plutonium) reactors for pow
The project now covers 69,000 acres,
and the town has a population of 12,584.
According to Dr. Frank Sorenson, di
rector of Summer Sessions, Bradbury is
"an excellent speaker who is much in
demand." He makes every attempt to
talk to teachers in order to give them
an idea what should be emphasized in
the science class room, and he talks
on their level, Sorenson said.
mailed class assignment reports as well
as automobile registration and religious
preference cards. These are to be filled
out and sent back to the University.
Any adjustments such as class adds or
drop are -being taken care of now, in
stead of in the fall, and all will be done
by mail, according to Dr. Floyd Hoover,
If students want to make any changes,
they send back the class assignment re
port with the changes included. Re
quested changes are filled whenever pos
sible, Hoover said.
After these adjustments and revisions
have been taken care of, copies of the
revised schedules are sent to the stu-
The next step is to mail fee state
ments to the students, subtracting the
$25 class registration deposit. Included
with the statement will be a general in
formation form similar to the one former
ly filled out by students when they com
pleted registration in the fall.
Students will be asked to complete the
forms and send them, with a payment
of fees, to the University. After this hzv
been done as far as the student is con
cerned everything is taken care of. He
will need no further contact with the Uni
versity until 7:30 a.m., September 21,
when classes begin, Hoover said.
However there is one more mailing in
volved on the part of the University.
Permanent plastic identification cards,
much like the modern credit plates used
by local merchants, will be sent to all stu
dents who have paid their fees and have
informed the University of their Lincoln
Students who do not send their Lin
coln address by mail will be able to ex
change that address for their identifica
tion cards for a two week period begin
ning September 1. According to Hoover
the current plan is to set up faciliies for
this transaction in the men's physical ed
These new identification cards wili be
validated each semester by the Univer
sity. The validation will be pasted on the
back of each card.
The use of these cards should elimin
ate confusion in reading student names
and numbers that are handwritten. Like
credit plates, the information on the
cards can be reproduced on any neces
The surest way of identifying students
is by number, Hoover said, because
many students have identical or similar
names which can easily cause confusion.
This new system will eliminate any mis
takes made reading student numbers.
Freshmen and transfer students will
also register by mail. Using this method,
advising procedures for new students be
gan in March. Following recommended
programs set up by the Junior Division
and the undergraduate colleges, indivi
dual students' schedules are completed
and mailed to the students for approval.
Registration by mail will cost a lot in
terms of mailing, Hoover commented,
but it will reduce costs of maintaining
the large personnel staffs needed to help
For those students who "did not, could
not, or would not" register by mail,
Hoover said, registration will begin Sep
For Teachers J
By Evelyn Rust
An air trip to the astronaut training
center at Houston ... the latest in
audio-visual teaching aids . . . research
work for a six-year certificate. Sound
worlds apart. All are available in August
on the campus of the University.
For many years the University has of
fered a three-week Post Session which
is an extension of the eight-week Sum
mer Sessions. This makes it possible for
students to earn up to twelve hours
credit in a single summer, according to
Dr. Frank Sorenson, director of Summer
Most of the 4,550 summer students will
leave on August 7, but at least 100 or
125 will remain for three post-session,
classes which begin August 10 and end
August 28. These classes are designed
largely to meet the special needs of
teachers and school administrators but
are open to all students who are inter
ested. Aerospace-oriented teachers, many of
them from the Lincoln school system, will
be enrolled in the Aerospace Seminar
Workshop held in conjunction with the
National Aeronautics and Space Admin
NASA will provide a Spaccmobile
carrying teaching equipment, a team of
aerospace science education lecturers
and additinal authorities in the aspects
of space research and development.
"This is the first time NASA has placed
a Spacemobile with its team of experts
in any one spot for such a length of
time. It is an experiment to find out how
effective such a program can be," Sor
The study of life in space keeping
astronauts in space and the considera
tion of life on the moon or other planets
will be part of the curriculum.
Highlight of the workshop will be an air
study tour to Houston, Texas, sched
uled for August 20-22. For the first time
students will visit the new NASA Re
search Center where astronauts are in
"AudiorVisual Materials for Teachers"
is another post-session class which has
proved to be popular in the past. It is
designed for teachers who have not
completed requirements for their first
degree in teaching and who want to get
acquainted with new audio-visual mater
ials in classroom teaching.
"Minor Research" is the third post
session offering. This course is aimed at
the needs of mature students in Educa
tional Administration who are working to
wards a six-year Certification of Spe
cialization in Administration and Super
vision. Information about enrollment in Post
Session classes may be obtained at the
Summer Sessions office, Room 103,
Teachers College or Registration office,
Room 208, Administration Building.
Law College Studies
By Diana Goldenstein The Law College has begun experiments
A computer has simplified the proces- with a University computer this sum
sing of legal data at the University's mer. "The computer only does the me
Law College, according to John Grad- chanical tasks," Gradwohl said. The
wohl, professor of law. computer can gather legal information,
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COMPUTERS AT WORK On each one of these magnetic tapes there are
28 million characters. It would take about four and a half of these reels to re
cord the State Statutes. Be sure to see the picture page on these computers
To Premier Monday
The world's most expensive and elab
orate bomb shelter is the scene of "The
Wake of the Porpoise," a new comedy to
be given its final performance in the Uni
veristy Theatre, next Monday and Tues
day (August 3 and 4).
The play, written by Joseph Baldwin,
professor of Speech and Dramatic Art,
treats whimsically and satirically the
very serious question what sort of peo
ple would you choose for the handful
who would start civilization anew after
surviving "the Blast".
Charles Winston Sumner, III., a wealthy
playboy, decides that frivolous people
like himself offer the best hope for the
future, since they are not serious-minded
and dogmatic and ready to fight to the
death for ideals. Therefore, he chooses
eight people to join him in the shelter.
Union To Show
Prize Winning Movie Short Subjects
will be presented tomorrow night as the
last in the Summer Artist Series.
In response to the demand for sophis
ticated cinema, the Union presents 90
minutes of the best of movie short sub
jects ranging from cartoons to "tongue-in-cheek"
The films which will be shown: "Frag
ment of Seeking," "Powwow," "Muscle
Beach." "History of the Cinema," "The
Strollers," "Day of the Painter," "To
Hear Your Banjo Play," "How To Make
An Ewe Turn," and "Olympia Diving
The show starts at 8:00 in the Union
Cinema International presents "Last
year at Marienbad" and "Gerald Mc-Boing-Boing"
this Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
in the Ballroom.
The NEW YORK TIMES said of the
feature film: "Try to make sense of it
and it will drive you mad."
Gary Grant and Debra Kerr star in
"The Grass is Greener" next Monday at
6:00 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. This
will be the final presentation of Cinema
The Union is sponsoring a "Game-A-Day"
chess tournament which starts to
morrow. The five round tourna
ment will be played at 3:00 p.m. July
29, 30 31, Aug. 3 and 4.
There will be 30 moves per man per
hour with a two hour match limit. This
tournament is open to anyone connected
with the University. There is no entry
fee. A trophy will be awarded the win
ner. The free beginning bridge sessions are
still being offered each Tuesday at 3:30
by the Union.
Legal Processing Simplified
Some are loafers and some are workers,
but none are very remarkable.
The role of Charlie Sumner is por
trayed by Richard Cross, graduate stu
dent in Speech and Dramatic Art from
Norfolk, where he is director of drama
at Norfolk Senior High School.
Joan E. Shields, graduate student in
Speech and Dramatic Art from Grand
Rapids, Michigan, is cast as Mary
Frances, a beauty contest winner from
Mississippi who is Charlie's vacant
headed sixth wife.
Seen as Myra Ealing, stage star with
fading glamor and self-styled "society
tramp," is Pat Patterson, senior in
French and English from Fairmont.
Stanley R. Rice, 1961 graduate of the
University who teaches drama in the
Wy'east High School, Hood River, Ore
gon, will be seen as E. Carleton Shrop
shire, a promising author known for one
good novel and several years of mooch
ing on the bounty of wealthy ladies in
terested in "culture." Rice, whose home
town is Neligh, has returned to the Uni
versity to do graduate work in Speech
and Dramatic Art.
Cathleen Marie Collett of Crete, a jun
ior at Doane College taking summer
courses at the University, appears as onu
of the wealthy ladies of Shropshire's ac
quaintance, Mrs. Gloria Simpson Win
ninger. Madge Cummings, Charlie Sumner's
secretary, is played by Carla Rethwisch,
sophomore from Carroll. Mike Dobbins,
Lincoln sophomore, will be seen as Sam
Hawk, gardener and handyman employed
Dr. and Mrs. Kurt Stigler, one a pro
fessor of veterinary medicine and the
other a dietician, are portrayed by Bruce
L. Borin, sophomore from Lincoln, and
Julia Williams Keller, graduate student
from Wood River. Mrs. Keller has re
turned to the University to do graduate
study in Speechand Dramatic Art after
having served as teacher of English and
Speech at Milford High School.
The author of "Wake of the Porpose,"
Joseph Baldwin, returned to rehearsals
of his new play after having visited NEW
York City to see the performance of his
play "Thompson," which was produced
July 16 at Wagner College on Staten
Island. The play was co-winner of the
Stanley Drama Award given at the New
York City Writers' Conference.
Directing "Wake of the Porpose" is
Dr. William R. Morgan, head of theatre
at the University of Nebraska. Design
ing and executing scenery is Charles
Howard, technical director of University
which would require three days' work
for an individual, in a period of only 60
minutes. Gradwohl added that the com
puter's accuracy is superior to an indi
"The computer, by shortening the pro
cess of finding the law, will make it pos
sible for lawyers to devote more time
to matters of judgment," Gradwohl said.
He said that this need for shortening
the mechanical aspects of a lawyer's
work Is becoming greater as more legal
data Is accumulated.
Approximately 10 legal searches have
been conducted with the computer by
law college faculty members. "We are
studying the economic aspects of the com
puter in addition of learning how the
computer works," Gradwohl said.
"We are still in a highly experimental
stage," Gradwohl said. He is hopeful
that the computer will be ready for act
ual legal processing by January, 1965.
"After we are set up, I would imagine
students, attorneys, governmental offi
cials and others would be able to use
the computer," he said.
To make the computer workable for
legal purposes ordinances, statutes and
laws must be dictated to the computer. A
code system is then established on sev
eral computer tapes. After this task Is
completed, the computer can answer
After requests for legal information are
fed into the computer, answers are given
by the computer in one of several ways.
The computer may answer in one word,
a sentence, or a complete statute at the
rate of 600 lines per minute.
If a legal term has been officially
changed the computer can make tills ad
justment in a period of minutes. Direc
tions are given and the computer finds
the statute, paragraph and sentence in
which the term is used. This monumental
task requires a tremendous number o
hours when several persons undertake
it, according to Gradwohl.
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