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    Monday Feb! 21, 1966
Page 4
The Daily Nebraskan
Poet Impresses
English Faculty
The voice and words of Al
len Ginsburg were an impres-
sive event on the University
campus Friday, according to
the reactions of professors in
the English department.
English professors who saw
and heard the poet said they
thought he was very sincere
knowledgeable about poetry
and serious about his beliefs
borne did question nis use
of lanuage and his moral
Howard B. Norland, profes
sor of Renaissance literature,
said that he had rather mixed
reactions when he listened
Ginsberg. He said he thought
some of his imagery was very
powerful, but that he didn't
care for the four letter words
and homosexual orientation.
"I'm more of the opinion of
Frost, if you re going to play
tennis you have to have t h e
net up. 1 expect more in the
way of regular metrical pat
terns," Norland said.
He explained that much of
the time it seemed to him
that Ginsberg's poetry broke
down into rhythmical prose
What imposed his rhythm was
his own reading of it and is
not apparent on the written
page, Norland said.
"I think he is a poet we
must reckon with and that he
speaks as a group in our so
ciety, but I would hope he
doesn't represent the main
stream of modern poetry,"
Norland said.
Professor Lee T. Lemon
commented that Ginsberg's
poetry shouldn't be as shock
ing as it is.
"What impressed me most
was the obvious sincerity of
it. Here is a man whose con
victions are not commonplace
and is willing to stand up and
express them the best he
can," Lemon said.
Professor Melvin E. Lyon
said he was enthusiastic
Dentists To Meet
Monday, Tuesday
Twenty Nebraska dentists
will meet at the University's
Nebraska Cenier Monday and
Tuesday for a conference on
psdodontics (dentistry for
The meeting is one of sev
era1 held throughout the year
by 'he College of Dentistry to
help the general practitioner
keep up to date on periodontics.
about Ginsberg as a poet and
performer, bur tjiat perhaps
his enthusiasm did not agree
with Ginsberg's moral and
philosophical ideas.
Lyon said he was amazed
at how well Ginsberg commu
nicated with the students.
"He made the study of lit
erature on the campus a vital,
living thing," he said. Gins
berg reads exceptionally well
and he makes his poems come
alive with his voice and per
sonality, Lyon added.
He said that he .as particu
larly impressed witl. Gins
berg's ability to create meta
phors. Professor Shelley Reece
said that he thought a lot of
people went to hear Ginsberg
with the idea that he s a
"He's not attempting to de
ceive anyone and he is aware
that he's playing a role. He's
earnest and has a fine sense
of humor which showed up in
his poetry," Reece said.
Reece described Ginsberg
as a man dedicated to do
' He s almost a missionary
a human being with a mes
sage around which he centers
his life," he said.
Professor Stephen Hilliard
aid he thought Ginsberg
showed a great integrity and
that his sincerity was a vir
"He was seriously con
cerned with the audience and
really wanted to reach the
students, he said.
Frequently his poetry is not
the kind that comes well over
a printed page, and listening
to him deliver it is forceful,
Hilliard said.
"Ginsberg uses frank lan
guage deliberately to shock
people. He gets people to
think who otherwise would
not pay attention to what he
is saying," Hilliard said.
Pulitzer Prize winning poet.
Karl Shapiro was unavailable
for comment Saturday.
Many commended Ginsberg
for the fact that he came to
the campus without financial
support from the University.
One English professor said
he left after five or six min
utes of the Indian chant at
the beginning of the perform
ance. He said he began to
doubt whether Ginsberg was
going to read his poetry, but
he said that he probably
would have stayed if he had
been more impressed by his
opening. ,
Beat 'Poet Laureate9
Jams Union Ballroom
By Julie Morris
Senior Staff Writer
An overflow crowd of over
1000 jammed the Nebraska
Union ballroom Friday after
noon to hear readings by poet
Alier Ginsberg.
Ginsberg, the "poet laure
ate" of the beat generation,
sang and read poetry of so
cial protest. He was sponsored
by Scrip, the campus literary
Students perched on the
window sills, leaned over the
railings of the balcony, stood
in the back of the room,
camped on the floor in front
of the stage and crowded into
the hallways to hear Gins
berg. Some left at times dur-!
ing the two-hour session, but
the room remained crowded
and smokefilled for the great
er part of the program.
Attired in a brown sports
coat, sports shirt, baggy
slacks and tattered canvas
shoes, the long-haired, beard
ed and bespectacled poet read
his poetry in a rapid voice
often heightened with emotion. 1
Ginsberg was accompanied
on the stage by two of his
three traveling companions.
He is presently travling on
Gruggenheim Fellowship.
In "Sunflower Sonata"
Ginsberg read, "We think
the same thoughts of the soul,
black and blue and sad-eyed
Just ourselves, hung over like
old bums on the waterfront,
and "We are all beautiful,
golden sunflowers inside.
"I see nothing but bombs,"
Ginsberg said in one poem.
Marijuana is a deadly herb,
but J. Edgar Hoover prefers
a deadly scotch, he chided in
"I will die only for poetry
that will save the world,"
Ginsberg declared in one
poem. "Money, money, mon
ey! Tnat paper of illusion!,"
he shouted.
Ginsberg spent Friday
morning lecturing in litera
ture classes, spoke at Thurs
day's Hyde Park and ap
peared m several living units
Thursday evening. He also
conferred, with the staff at
the University Counseling
Ginsberg told the profes
sional counselor and graduate
students that he sees the
emergence of a new con
sciousness in society, for
merly one was afraid to bring
forth one's subjective feelings
in public," he said.
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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY ... In the 5000-600 girls' dorm wing of Selleck Quad was a gala ,
affair. Mardi Gras was the theme for decorations of paper faces, balloons and steamers. (
The three floors represented the Latin Quarters, Bourbon street and Basin Street of New
Orleans. Several hundred people attended the open house. i
GINSBURG AND HIS COMPANION . . . presented some
selections of original poetry to University English teachers
during their visit to the campus.
He told the counselors that
he had "talked about person
al subjective things" at t h t
poetry reading. "Some s t u
dents left," he observed, "but
most stayed."
Ginsberg also discussed
concepts of discipline with the
counselors saying that he
thinks the traditional concept
of discipline arouses anxiety
feelings and distrust of t h e
disciplinarian. "The begin
ning of distrust in personal
relationships is the greatest
pain," he said.
Student reactions to G i n s
berg's poetry amd way of life
varied. "I think he's very
good for this University," one
student commented. "He'll
open a few eyes; we're too
sweet and innocent; we need
a bit of this." I like his phil
osophy I don't go for the way
he practices it, but like it
"Most people that I've
talked to came to see him be
cause of the weird things
they heard about him, like
coming to see a freak show.
He's a nut," another student
One student said he thought
Jinsberg was "good because
o many people are afraid to
talk like he does. They are
afraid society will frown on
One coed said Ginsberg's
appearance "is something
that doesn't need to be publi
cized as much as it has been.
He'd have to be a nut."
"I think he's kind of weird,"
said another student. "Inter
esting but a negative view of
the world."
Ibsen Tryouts
This Week
Tryouts for "The Day of
the Red Urn Shop," an origi
nal script by Karma Ibsen,
will be held Monday from 3:30
to 5:30 p.m. and from 7 to 9
p.m. in room 301B of the
Temple Building.
Tuesday tryouts will be
held in the same room from
3 to 5 p.m.
The cast is composed of
four men and one woman.
Production dates are March
19 and 20.
Red Rider intercampus bus
service has been extended to
evening hours, Monday
through Thursday.
The service, which was orig
inally suggested by the ASUN
Parking Committee, will be
used on a trial basis, accord
ing to Dave Snyder, chairman.
Service began Monday.
According to the new sched
ule, buses will leave the city
campus at 5:35, 7:05, 8:05 and
9:05. Buses will leave the east
campus at 6:35, 7:35, 8:35 and
AST Features
Dr. Meierhenry
Dr. W. C. Meierhenry, as
sistant dean of Teachers Col
lege, will be one of the prin
cipal speaekrs at a national
meeting of the Association of
Student Teaching in Chicago,
Feb. 16-19.
Theme of the meeting, ac
cording to Mrs. Ruth Eick
man, public relations chair
man of the Nebraska AST, is
"A Merging Student Teaching
Policy and the AST."
Dr. R. C. McCreight, associ
ate professor of elementary
education, will also be on the
Cont. From Col. 4, Page 1.
the washing and ironing of
laundry. 1
"For $1.35 we wafch, starch
and iron seven shirts," stated
Miss Nelson. "We'll do four
pair of pants for a dollar."
"We pick up and deliver
laundry and bottles,". Miss
Wagoner said. The ironing is
done by a special assembly
line system devised by the
four girls. They sing as they
"Ruth also contributed her
birthday present, cookies, to
the cause," stated Miss Wa
goner. "Last weekend Debbie
went home to bake other items
that we will sell," she added.
The coeds are optimistic
about raising the money. They
are planning to go to Estes
Park and generally aH over
the state.
"We are hoping to hit the
Air Force Academy especially
hard," stated Miss Brock. "It
will be five glorious sun-filled
days in a convertible."
The girls' parents know
about the plan to visit Colo
rado. "But they don't realize how
seriously we are going about
the raising of money," said
Miss Wagoner.
"Yes," added Miss Brock,"
we're very serious and we
would appreciate any dona
tions of bottles or any laundry."
East Campus ;
Lighting Delayed
By Manufacturer
Lighting on East Campus,
originally, scheduled to b
completed by Jan. 1, should
be ready in the next several
weeks, according to Georgo
Miller, physical plant admini
strator. Miller said the project was
delayed because the light fix
tures were delivered by thd
manufacturer in the wrong
color, and had to be sent back
for repainting. N r
Bases for the poles have al
ready been installed on the
campus. The lights are tri
be erected in the entire East
campus area at a cost oj
S25,0OQ. There will be 64, 250
watt vapor fixtures. ",
Miss Schwartz
Crowned Queen j
At the Army ROTC ball Fri-1
day evening Christine
Schwartz was crowned the
Army ROTC queen. i
Miss Schwartz, a resident of 1
Pound Hall, is a sophomore in
Teachers College majoring in
English. i
She is a member of Cadence s
Countesses and is dance direc- t
tor for her hall's skit in Coed ;
Follies. She is from Fairfax, s
Va. ';
The ball was held at the Lin- ,
coin Hotel.
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