The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 29, 1965, Image 1
"""ST" Library CS?C5 Vol. 81, No. 9 The Daily Nebraskan Wednesday, September 29, 1965 I LA it t9&AJ -r-' r' " -vA . -.ff t ; rw Tirnrir.ir,.llil 'OUR HERO' . . the style for the Show Portrays fashion for Men On Campus By Jan Itkin Junior Staff Writer Alice could not have been more bemused by the fights and sounds of Wonderland than a girl sitting through her first men's style show. The Men's Fall Style Show was presented in the Union ballroom last night and featured clothes modeled modishly by the College Board of Ben Simons' depart ment store. The program was sponsored by the Union hospitality committee and directed by Dick Morton, fash ion editor of Playboy magazine. Paul Hall, narrator, described the pattern of t h e show as "being one of melodramatic scenes." Scene One opened against the backdrop of a "typical" college football stadium. Sitting in the stadium was an example of the "uncool" look a youth clad in a rac coon coat. He sat and watched as those "in the know" en tered. Others were wearing such outfits as a flaming orange V-necked sweater; a lucious lemon-yellow shirt with a baby blue striped tie; or (the epitome of chic) a lamb's wool sweater and a carmel-colored sport coat. Delays in changing the scenery extended the inter mission, during which a bottle of "Moonshine" and a V-necked pullover sweater were awarded to the two boys holding the lucky door prize numbers. The curtain then parted on Scene Two, a New York disc-otheque. Once again the "guy in grubs" tried to seek status but failed. The suave sirs in the scene were all dressed with ultimately good taste. Attires such as a black and white glen-plaid sport coat, a double-breasted blazer and a suit in black-olive twill were presented. The highlights of the scene, how ever, were the chalked-striped suit with only two fash ionable buttons and that simply elegant tuxedo. Intermission came once again. This time a dress shirt was presented and a mystery gift as well. The mystery gift a kiss from Susan Baade, who drew the door prize numbers was awarded to Jerry Sobczyk. As the third, and final, scene began we found Our Hero on a bridge ready to commit suicide because of his unfashionable wardrobe. Passers by, wearing a stunning array of top coats, tried to save him. Our Hero did not commit suicide, for he was saved by a young damsel with a herring-bone top coat in hand. And thus it was over. Fire Alarm Disrupts Hall Abel Drill Unsatisfactory By Steve Jordan Junior Staff Writer Fire alarms at University dormitories have livened up the first two weeks of school with fun for many students, but they are not a laughing matter, according to director of housing Edward Bryan. "Students seem to have gotten the idea that fire drills are senseless from grade school and high school experiences," he said, "b u t we need total support and se rious cooperation to insure against situations that may arise." Cather Hall was the most recent cause for concern when a false alarm was giv en Sunday night, calling fire units from frve Lincoln sta tions to the scene. "Before they learn the se riousness of the consequences some people want to play with the equipment," Bryan said. Dangerous Evacuation "They see pleasure in peo ple evacuating the buildings and the fire trucks driving up, but considerable danger is in volved when units of this size . Bill Jameson, loses out as BMOC's set 'studlier' set on campus. have to speed through traf fic and pedestrians," he said. A call from any of the dor mitories is an automatic five alarm fire, calling for a com plete evacuation and search ing of the building, as hap pened Sunday. "Naturally there is strong discipline for such an offend er," Bryan said, "but it is the other students who must put the stops on persons who would do it. The theory behind fire drills he said, is to give students an automatic reaction to a danger situation. Abel Drills "The drill at Abel Hall last week gave us insight into the problems of moving 1,000 peo ple down the stairwells, out the entrances and into t h e streets," Bryan said. "The alarm equipment didn't re spond, partially because it is new and there is a new staff at Abel." The problem with the alarms has been found and re paired, he said, and more drills will follow in the future. Woods sum By Bruce Giles Junior Staff Writer For one of the University Woods Fellowship winners, it was "a matter of going home" last year. Dr. J. W. Robinson, profes sor of English, spent his fel lowship studying and working i in the British Museum LI- brary in London, which he said is much like the Library of Congress in the United States. Robinson was born in London. Theatre Bibliography Robinson, who spent three months in Cambridge and then spent another year in London, went with his wife and two children. Working at the British Mu seum Library, he did research for a bibliography of books written about the theater. Thp hnok. which he said would be largely a reference volume, will be published next year. He has been compiling the book for three years. The Woods Fellowships al low staff members to study while the fellowship pays for their replacement. They are selected from various projects Panhellenic Hears Plans For Complex University plans for a ternity-sorority housing com plex to be constructed north west of Nebraska Hall were presented to the Panhellenic Council Monday. Vice Chancellor G. Robert Ross, dean of student affairs, told the group that the Uni versity plans to build four to seven houses in an area be tween 14th and 16th Streets. He explained that t h e houses would be adjeent to the site of a four building dormitory complex also in the planning stages. The houses will be made available to Greek organiza tions on a lease basis. Ross said the organizations that occupy the houses may be asked to furnish them and, if they did this, they might receive a permanent lease on the building. Ross noted that 15 to 18 Greek organizations on cam pus had shown interest in se curing new living quarters. He suggested the houses pre sently occupied by the organ izations that would move in to the new buildings might be used by other Greek or ganizations in the colonizing stages. Ross said no specific cost could yet be quoted. He said the houses should be ready by the fall of 1967.' "The typical reaction is 'I know what to do', but each person must realize that there are 999 others confusing the situation," Bryan said. Stairways are used partail ly because the elevators are not fast enough and because they might not be working during evacuation, Bryan said. Drills try to build up a "sen sible, psychological environ ment" that will withstand the impulse to panic even when residents see or smell smoke or fire, Bryan said. Fire Dangers "It must be emphasized that trash chutes located in Cather-Pound and Abel are not Incinerators," Bryan said. The chutes are only metal openings running the height of the building and opening into a central collection area, he said. Several deliberate or acci dental fires were started in Cather-Pound last year by dumping burning objects into Mum chutes, he said. Wififisrs HDutiQs submitted members. Book On Irving Dr. Robert Hough, profess or of English, spent from Au gust, 1964, to June, 1965, do ing research on "Washington Irving as an Historian" at the Library of Congress in Wash ington, D.C Hough said his book, of which he has completed the introduction and most of the research, deals "with history as a narrative art." English Theatre Dr. Dallas Williams, profes sor of speech and dramatic art, studied theater in South work, England. He studied the theater in both London and the provinc es. While in England, he attend- cd ZOO plays, ballets ana con certs, paying particular atten tion to the contrasts and com parisons between the profes sional and educational theat er. Williams left for England in the summer of 1964 and re turned late this summer. by staff fra- I . - .-, ' , ' , 8 Diversified Italian New At University Economist, teacher, world traveler, scholar. Any one of these terms might be applied to Dr. Rocco Vanasco, profes sor of Italian. Vanasco, a short, stocky man who exudes an at- mosphere of perpetual activ tv anH nnpn.hnnHpH hnsnitflli tv. is the University's sole in- structor of Italian. He calls Gelia, Sicily, his hometown but hasn't been in Italy for nearly four years. In 1959, after obtaining a PhD in economics from an Italian university, Vanasco went to work as a translator for the government of Libya, Africa. He journeyed to France in 1961 to "see t h e country." There he t a u g h t Italian in Paris and Sovoie. A fellowship conferred by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Trade lured Vanasco from France to the Phillipines where he made a study of the eco nomic situation of the islands. During the 18 months he spent here, Vanasco began teaching his native language as a side light to his regular duties. He taught classes at two univer sities. A year ago Vanasco came to the U.S. because "I wanted to know the people and to see the country." He assumed teaching duties at the Univer sity of Wisconsin where he stayed for nine months before moving to the University of North Carolina for the sum mer session. LBJ Invites Shapiro To Karl Shapiro, Pulitzer Prize winning poet and professor oi English at the University, has received an invitation from President Johnson to witness the signing of the Arts and Humanities Ball today in Talks And Topics- 10 fclJ Controversial speakers and a "Hyde Park" type for umthese are tentative ideas for the Nebraska Union's Talks and Topics Commit tee. Liz A i t k e n, committee chairman, explained that in the past the University has seemed to lack a real educa tional atmosphere with con troversial, thinking speakers. "But this year," she said, "we will try to present a group of speakers who will stimulate students in the area of intellectual pursuit." "We will not be trying to change anyone's mind, but rather by attempting to pre sent both sides of contempor ary controversies," she ex plained, "we will make be liefs stronger and cause more students to think about these things." Not Rabble Rousers "We are not trying to be rabble rousers. We are not trying to start student riots. We are trying to stimulate An offer from the Univer sity brought Vanasco to Lin coln which he calls a "clean city." He teaches three sec tions of Italian and one of French and serves as faculty adviser to the Italian Club. Vanasco enthusiastical- ly discussed plans for t h e club. which will hold its first meeting Oct. 9. One of the group's activities will be to present the movie "La Dolce Vila" in the original Italian. Vanasco called the movie a good picture of Italian life and said one needed to understand the Italian people to fully ap preciate the movie. In his rapid-fire English, Vanasco discussed University life in general noting that pro fessors in the U.S. seemed to have closer contact with their students than European uni versity instructors do. Vanasco, a somewhat deb onair figure, acknowledged he was something of a rover. He said he never could predict what his plans for the future would be. On Oct. 25 Vanasco will rep resent the University at the 700th anniversary celebration of the birth of Dante. The event, to be held on the Ne braska campus, will draw college and university profes sors from across the nation. Vanasco, a featured speaker, will discuss "Dante and his Modernity." Attend Bill Signing Washington. D.C. The bill will create a foun dation similar to the National Science Foundation, to receive federal and private grunts to be used to stimulate research in the creative arts. ew u ekuju u trwdi P i Ax I DR ROCCO VANASCO Doiclydcs one iforyin students and make them think," said Miss Aitken. Tentative plans for this year which have already re ceived "smiling approval" in clude a number of "think ing speakers" who represent controversial ideas from both sides of the podium. She said that in making plans for this year her com mittee mentioned such names as Herbert Aptheker, Fulton Lewis, Paul Goodman, Gov. George Wallace, Victor Reisel and Mario Savio. Definite plans for her com mittee already include Nor man Thomas, an American socialist, and Al Capp. "Hyde Park" Forum Tentative plans also include some type of "Hyde Park" forum arrangement in the Union where anyone on cam pus who wants to speak can get on a forum and do so. "At first," Miss Aitken ex plained, "we might have to schedule people and set up times, b u t eventually these forums should have as little direction on our part as possi ble and give anybody on cam- he wants." She said that as well as Action, Not Just Talk Is Group's Purpose Not just talk, but action in injecting a new controversy into our stagnant educational system. This was the purpose of a 4own University students who met yesterday in the Nebras ka Union at an organizational meeting for the Students for Democratic Society (SDS) chapter on the University campus. Carl Davidson, a. member of SDS and a graduate student at the University, along with a few friends interested in SDS, called the meeting. Davidson stressed that SDS works for university reform on campuses, that it supports SNCC all the way and that it is extremely anti-totalitarian, against both fascism and Com munism. He said that SDS stresses action, not discussion, and that it doesn't try to influ- ence people's beliefs, but rath - er -gets peopie oui w wwk. on ideas of their own." Davidson stressed inai an important part of the univer - sity reform was making stu dent government just that, "student government." He said that if there are rules to be made on a campus, stu dents should make them and not have the rules just given to them." SDS, he explained, believes that students should have the Shindig Warner Brothers To Play 'AUF A-Go-Go' I5v Tony Myers Junior Staff Writer A combo directly from Shindig and Hullabaloo will help change the AUF charity carnival from an "AUFul" Night to AUF-A-Go-Go. The combo, which calls it self the Warner Brothers and who cut the hit song "R u n Raby Run," will play at AUF's new charity A-Go-Go carnival in the coliseum Oct. 9. Barb Bcckman. AUF pres ident, said that the carnival could be called charity A-Go-Go because although it will ieuture "one of the nation's best combos" and what she promised would be one of the "wildest" dances this fall, the primary purpose of the dance is to collect inont-y for charities. Miss Beckman explained that due to the crowded con ditions experienced at last year's "AUFul" Night dance, the AUF annual event has been moved from the Nebras ka Uni;)n to the coliseum, "where the action will be." "Hyde Park" forums, they would like to schedule debates between the school's depart ments. For Instance, some of the school's pacifists could de bate with the military science people. "We want students to have ideas about important issues and to be able to defend their ideas, we don't care what side they choose but we want the sides to be equal." Miss Aitken stressed that up to this time "the campus has lacked an atmosphere that makes people think even outside class." She said there is a minority on campus who seriously talk about more than sex, drink ing, and dating, but that this group was still to small. She cited an example of an attempt last year to raise campus discussion and group argument by showing pro and con House Committee on Un American Activities films. "After viewing these films," she said, "a small group of University students discussed or rather argued tneir own points of view on the commit tees, student riots and Com munism." privilege to bring whoever they want to the campus to speak, to publish anything the want and to do research on any subject they choose. ! Davidson pointed out, for example, that SDS itself can't meet again unless It gets of ficial approval. He stressed that besides the university interest, SDS also works on community, nation al and international problems. Davidson said that SDS's purpose was not riots and dis obedience for he said "there is no reason for riots as long as the channels are open." Eventually, he said, after organization and coordination with other campus groups SDS works as a lobby group to get what it wants done. Davidson said he planned to present the group's con- stitution to the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska Oct. 5. He said he 1 didn-t expect any trouble in getting the ASUN to tne constitution. approve , some doubt was expressed the meet Dy other people at ing about administration ap proving the group. It was pointed out that if ad ministration didn't approve ASUN's decision and it w a s favorable toward the new group, this would be proof that such a student group is needed on the University cam pus. Surrounding the dance floor will be carnival booths and concessions including every thing from a paint throw to a dunking chair. The seven finalists for Big Man On Campus (BMOC) will be presented during intermis sion and voting will he done at this time for the winner. The Activities Queen will also be announced at the AUF A-Go-Go dance. Candidates for AUF Activ ities Queen will be interview ed Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Specific times for the inter views of each candidate will be announced in Thursday's Daily Nebraskan. Miss Beckman said that all queen application blanks must be returned to room 345 of the Nebraska Union by noon Wednesday. All major organizations may select two girls to be judged on their scholastic record, extra curricular ac tivities, general campus knowledge, poise and over-all , appearance.