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    Monday, September 16, 1968
The Daily Nebraskan
Page 3
Road boughs to tree . .
East Campus white oak OK
A rare East Campus oak
tree will not be removed,
although it stands in the way
of a planned road to be used
as a new entrance to the
campus, according to
University officials.
The Russian White Oak
tree, located near the Dairy
Science building, was to be
destroyed until a "save the
tree" campaign developed to
spare the tree, valued at
Occupants of the Dairy
Science building objected that
a change in the road would
place the new drive too close
to the building.
Dean E. F. Frolik of the
College of Agriculture and
Home Economics 'commented
that "consideration was given
to sacrificing the oak in order
to save nine other trees which
will eventually be removed.
The other trees are of lesser
value that can be found
elsewhere on the campus;
however, and these tend to
grow faster than the oak."
It had been thought that the
oak grew from an acorn
brought from Russia in 1905
by the late Dr. Rollins A.
Emerson, a former chairman
of the University's
horticulture department.
Because D r . Emerson's
relatives informed the
University that he never
visited Russia, the origin of
the giant oak is unknown.
In order to save the tree,
the site of the road will be
moved closer to the building
than had been originally
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. From little acorns, mighty crises grow.
'Dramatic power9 to identify
season at University Theater
'Homecoming' will open
new season on Oct. 16
by Holly Rosenberger
Jun' Staff Writer
The University Theater's
upcoming season of five pro
ductions will be characterized
by "dramatic power," ac
cording to its director, Dr.
Dallas Williams.
Consisting of two comedies,
a tragedy, an opera, and a
drama that Williams terms
"a spectacle," the Theater is
seeking to present powerful
entertainment without protest
or absurdity, he said.
OPENING THE season Oct.
16 will be "The Homecom
ing," a British comedy by
Harold Painter. It traces the
reactions of a family of men
when a brother returns to
their seedy London home with
a new American wife. Action
is complicated by the wife's
questionable character.
"The Homecoming," will
also be prsented Oct. 16, 17,
18, 19, 23, 24, 25 and 26.
"Electra," a Greek tragedy
by Euripides, will open Dec.
6. The story of a brother and
sister who are, driven to
murdering their mother ex
emplifies the grandeur of
Greek tragedy, yet speaks
movingly to a modern au
dience, Williams continued.
A comic opera, "The Mar
riage of Figaro," by Mozart,
will be presented in coopera
tion with the School of Music
Jan. 29, 30, 31 arj Feb. L
Intrigues arising from
Figaro's plan to foil his
patron in order to marry a
beautiful woman provides
first rate comedy, while
Mozart's melodies delight
listeners as they did in Vienna
of 1876 when the opera was
An unconventional British
comedy, "The Killing of
Sister George," is set to open
March 6. Peopled with a cap
tivating group of lesbians,
Frank Marcus' play was a
hit in both London and New
THE LAST production,
"The Royal Hunt of the Sun,"
will cap the Theater's season
in more than one way.
Williams, who terms the
drama a spectacle, believes
the University production of
the play to be its second
presentation in the United
A combination of gripping
drama and commentary on
Western civilization, this play
pulls all the stops to present
a total theater experience,
including mimes, masked
characters, music and dance,
all in a symbolistic setting
incorporating the ritualistic
feeling of the ancient Inca
The plot concerns the
meaningless murder of aa'
Inca king during Pizarro's
conquest of Peru.
Opening April 30, "The
Royal Hunt of the Sun" will
also be presented April 30,
May 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
After its run at the theater,
it will tour Nebraska with the
University's c e'n t e n n i a 1
holds frosh
Upperclass residents o f
Mari Sanrloz' second floor
held "initiation" for the 29
freshman residents of the
According to Carol Sear, a
Gibbon freshman, the up
perclassmen told the
freshmen there was to be a
"party." After singing songs
and making introductions the
freshmen and upperclassmen
were divided. The new girls
were placed in a guarded
The freshmen were then
called individually into a
lounge. Carol said she "sat
in a chair with a bright light
shining in my face while two
girls interrogated me." She
was asked, "Who is Helen
Snyder?, Are you a co-ed?,
Who is Wendy? What do you
think of sniggling?"
The 29 frosh girls have been
requested to wear red beanies
with a II on them at all times
in the Abel-Sandoz Complex.
Carol also stated that she
understands they are ex
pected to do "just anything
they tell us to do."
When asked if this was in
any way related to the
sorority type of initiation,
Jeanie Ausman, sophomore
from Beatrice, said, "We
didn't mean it to be like the
sorority sytsem. It was just
our way of meeting the new
Mrs. Emily Hoon, residence
director of Sandoz, said, "I
thought it was great! They
were enthusiastic and there
were a lot of upperclassmen
involved, not just the student
assistant." She also said, "I
hope they invite me to their
next party."
Husker to take
individual photos
The 1969 Cornhusker will
begin taking individual pic
tures Monday, Sept. 16, in the
basement of the U.M.H.E. at
333 No. 14th Street. Students
in sororities, fraternities and
independent living units will
have their pictures taken at
this time.
Crick cteer's
The Jacket is a natural shoulder,
all wool plaid in a Shetland type
Tae vest reverses from a solid
color that coordinates with both Jack
et and slacks too a p laid matching
the Jacket.
The slacks, of course, are all wool
. available now at the WALE.
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General Admission $1.75 (tax incl.)
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