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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 4, 1964)
The optimist proclaims
that we live in the best of
all possible worlds; and the
pessimist fears this is true.
James E. Cabell
Happiness is the end of
Tuesday, August 4, 1964
IFC Sends j
1 Rush Booksl
I To 2,000 I
Some 2,000 prospective rushees are re
ceiving their books and applications for
fraternity Rusk Week, according to Mrs.
Genette Mason, secretary of the Inter
Fraternity Council (IFC).
It is expected that 600 to 650 students
will participate in this activity sponsored
by the 24 fraternities on campus.
Applications already have been re
received from 300 prospective sorority
rushees, according to Miss Madeline Gir
ard, executive secretary of the Panhel
lenic office plans to distribute Rusk Week
material to at least 500 rushees who z.rc
interested in the 15 sororities on campus
Rush week will be held September 9
through 14. The schedule will include
orientation sessions, open houses and rush
parties. High school students who are in
the upper half of their graduating class
and college students with the equivalent
of a 5.00 grade average during last semes
ter are eligible for participation.
Information and applications may be
obtained from the Interfraternity and
Panhellenic offices located on the third
floor of the Student Union.
What Are Atom's Economic Implications?
Bradbury: Need Understanding
Hours To Be Changed
From August 8 to September 11
the opening hours for the Nebraska
Union and Love Memorial Library
will be changed.
The Union building and Barber
Shop will be open Monday through
Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and
the Crib will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30
Love Library will be open to the
public Monday, Wednesday, and
Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
Faculty and graduate students
will be able to use the Library's
facilities Monday through Friday
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by entering
the west door.
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Governor Frank B. Morrison and Dr. Norris E. Bradbury sit on the Nebraska
Union ballroom stage before the third World Affairs Preview. Governor Morrison
introduced Bradbury who spoke on "Education-Atomic Energy Interface".
Superior Facilities Here
How Talent Is B
By Lynne A. Morian
Lincoln, Nebraska, has potential as
one of the great talent showcase markets
in the midwest. Home of the state uni
versity with 11,000 students and two
other four-year colleges with nearly 5,000
students, Lincoln is entertainment con
scious. Incoming recording talent is sure
to find Lincoln a receptive city.
Lincoln has a complete entertainment
f a c i 1 i t y in Pershing Municipal Audi
torium. Pershing was completed in
March, 1957, at a cost of more than two
million dollars. Seating capacity is near
ly 8,000 people. The beautiful exterior dis
plays a ceramic tile mural which is the
largest work of its type ever undertaken
in the United States. Pershing is ideally
located in downtown Lincoln close to the
University of Nebraska campus.
A Wcnger full-stage choral shell is be
ing constructed in Pershing to make bet
ter acoustics for full-size orchestras and
bands. The portable shell will give sound
a better balance.
The acoustics in the building are re
markable. According to Ivan (Ike) Hoig,
manager of Pershing, "Anyone used to
public speaking can easily be heard
anywhere in the auditorium with an am
plifier." Hoig said, "We have excellent facili
ties, with stage equipment, twelve dress
ing rooms, a couple of chorus rooms,
and lights. Most shows are very compli
mentary about Lincoln's facilities."
David liaber, Midwest representative
of the William Morris Agency, Inc., said
that "for the type of auditorium it is, it's
the best in the Midwest. Some audito
riums have plenty of room for huge
capacity crowds, but they do not have
facilities. Lincoln does have the facilities
which are excellent and the acoustics in
the auditorium are good.
Hoig said that most performers think
Pershing is superior to most auditoriums
in the country. Pershing has one of the
finest sound systems and the best mi
crophones that can be bought. Hoig said
that some amplification is needed be-ca'-vs
tioa.ia iias to travel a city block
from the stage to the seating at the far
end of the auditorium.
Peter, Paul and Mary, when they ap
pealed in Pershing on October 11, 1963,
were very impressed with the sound sys
tem. They said that it was easy to work
in Pershing. Before their show, their
manager walked around Pershing with
a walkie-talkie checking the acoustics
and he found they were better than satis
factory. I oln's two main facilities for talent
presentation arc Pershing Municipal
Auditorium and the Ballroom in the Uni
versity of Nebraska Student Union.
Pershing and the Union book separate
ly. If a large crowd is expected, t h e
Union tries to use Pershing's facilities
provided the auditorium is open at the
lime needed. The Union then tentatively
reserves Pershing, contacts the agency
handling the talent, agrees on the price
and asks for the contract.
When it's time to decide what talent
to import, priority is usually given to
top recording artists because they are
the sellout groups.
Ilabcr said that students and the public
should be aware of, and exposed to, other
aspects of culture, such as ballets, sym
phonies and plays. Haber said, "If you
get only what you want, you won't grow
mature to appreciate the finer things
in life in the future years." He added
that most of the performances are sell
outs, however, "it depends on what type
of audience you're performing before and
what type of material is being pre
sented." Haber said that it's best to encompass
all forms of exposure for the artists con
nected in all fields. And artists shouldn't
limit themselves to one group-type of
audience. Haber said, "You have to give
the public fun things and serious things.
When you're out of college, you start
looking at things differently. You decide
what's important and you want a diversi
ty of talent. You'll appreciate ballets and
plays more, and your interest will alle
viate from rock and roll to the more
John Carlisle, Union program manag
er, agreed with Haber. Carlisle said that
the best bet is with top groups.
Ike Hoig of Pershing said that Lin
coln liked "hot" talent or "image" talent
which should be booked at the right
psychological moment. Hoig added that
when bringing in talent, "we can't afford
to gamble." He said, "We have to slick
to bread and butter things because we
try to opera'e on a profit basis."
According to Hoig, Peter, Paul and
Mary hit Lincoln at the right psychologi
cal t:mc. It was the first week of school,
they were "hot," therefore the front six
sections of Pershing sold out the first
day. This was the first time, in connec
tion with a University sponsored produc
tion, that Pershing was completely sold
A student responsible for bringing the
trio to Lincoln said, in contrast to Hoig,
"We're not in this business to make
money. We're here to bring talent to
The Union sold all tickets when the
Smothers Brothers appeared at the Uni
versity of Nebraska last year. However,
their two performances were held In the
Union Ballroom and the ticket sales were
limited because of scuting capacity.
Record sales usually go up before and
after a performance in any town, liaber
said. This is due to the fact that local
dealers display the records and push the
i'tists. Radio stations play the records
and help promote and stimulate interest.
Sometimes artists go to local record deal
ers and sign autographs.
Hoig said that records move better aft
er a performance because the act usual
ly stimulates the audience, Even having
a star in town stimulales sales.
Carlisle said record sales were better
alter a performance,
A Lincoln record store and all record
departments display records and sell
tickets for shows. All agreed that the ar
tist popular at the time sold the most
records. Peter, Paul and Mary sold a lot
of albums, but they are always consid
ered a good seller. The Smothers Broth
ers sales increased.
Another record department said t h e
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"Atomic energy as a source
of power has been oversold", said
the director of the Los Alamos re
"We need to recognize that
power from atomic energy may
not be cheaper, but we may be in
a position of great need tor a
source of power," said Dr. Morris
E. Bradbury at the final World
Affairs Preview held Thursday in
the Nebraska Union.
He said that atomic energy's big use
will be power as one can be sure in the
course of time other power resources
such as coal and oil will be used up.
Bradbury called for a rational ap
proach to' the study of atomic energy
so that laymen tan understand its tech
nical, economic and political implica
tions. If one does not have an understanding,
radiation can be a problem. "We ap
proach the study of radiation and fall
out, for example, with a high degree
of emotion or hysteria which becomes
a block to further study."
"We need courses in our educational
system which emphasize the role of
science in the course of history. Atomic
energy definitely has changed the course
of history just as automation and other
developments in the past. We need to
understand the economic, political and
technical implications of these develop
ments to make decisions in the future."
Bradbury feels that the United States
may be lagging behind in education of
the layman and that there should be
more survey courses which teach the
individual how to deal with the scientist.
The cost and need for atomic power
has been over sold due to over enthusi
asm. "The individual needs to decide
from an economic sense how much sup
port this type of research development
should receive. Since WWII, funds for
developing atomic weapons have re
mained fairly constant until recent years
when there has been some tapering off."
Bradbury feels that the political ques
tion regarding, atomic energy is prob
ably the most important and difficult
question facing people today. This ques
tion does not require extensive techni
cal understanding since the destruction
effects of the bomb are recognized.
Bradbury is on leave from the Uni
versity of California to direct the Los
Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, a
research center operated by the U.S.
Atomic Energy Commission. He has
been director for over twenty years.
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
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1 Degrees To I
1 450 Friday
I In Pershing I
The University will confer honorary
degrees on two native sons at its summer
commencement this Friday, Samuel C.
Waugh, former president of the Export
Import Bank, and Arthur C. Bryan, presi
dent of Union Car
fa i d e's Consumer
More than 450
uate and graduate
degrees also will
be conferred at the
ceremonies in Per
Waugh, born at
his banking career
in Lincoln with the
old First Trust Company in 1913 and
served the firm as president from 1946
until 1953 when he entered federal serv
ice with the Eisenhower administration
in the state department.
After a series of diplomatic assign
ments, some with the rank of ambassa
dor in the field of international banking,
he was named president of the Export
Import Bank of Washington and New
York, a position he held for more than
In an honorary doctor of laws cita
tion the University commends Waugh
for specialized public service which has
helped "to extend new opportunities to
millions of people of varying nationalities
and contributed to the maintenance of
world peace through the encouragement
of economic growth and stability."
Waugh, now a consultant on interna
tional affairs for a New York bank, re
sides in Washington. He returned to thtj
Nebraska campus last spring to par
ticipate in the Masters Program, a series
of informal advisory sessions for students.
Bryan, a native
of Minden and a
graduate of the
University in elec
in 1926, also took
part in the Univer
sity's 1964 Masters
Program and has
participated in oth
er leadership pro
grams for students
in the area of busi-
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He joined Union Carbide in 1935 after
experience as an engineer with General
Electric. Bryan held a number of in
creasingly responsible positions in Union
Carbide's consumer sales and distribu
tion system before being named presi
dent of the Consumer Products Division
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The second and final performance of "The Wake of the Porpoise" will be held tonight at 8 p.m. in
Howell Memorial Theatre. Th'i comedy, written by Dr. Joseph Baldwin, tells of life in a bomh shelter
after a devasting blast.
According to Baldwin, "Charles Winston Sumner III, a wealthy playboy in the play, decides that
frivolous people like himself offer the best hope for starting civilization anew after surviving 'The
Blast; since they are not serious-minded and dogmatic and ready to fight to death for ideals."
The above scene shows from .left Stanley R. Rice as E. Carleton Shropshire, a promising author
known for one good novel and several years of mooching on the bounty of wealthy ladies; Pat Patter
son as Myra Ealing, stage star with fading glamor and self-styled "society tramp;" and Richard Cross
as Charles Winston Sumaw
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