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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (June 17, 1969)
TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 1969
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TUESDAY, JUNE 17.
Administrators luncheon speaker
Dr. Leslie L. Chisholm, NU professor
of educational administration, 11:45
a m., Nebraska Union.
English Scholar Report, speaker Dr.
William White of Wayne State
University, 1:10 p.m., Nebraska
Textbookmen's Exhibit, noon to 2
p.m., Selleck Quadrangle.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18
Pi Lambda Theta luncheon,' 11:45
a.m., Nebraska Union.
Phi Delta Kappa luncheon, 11:45
a.m., Nebraska Union.
Performing Artist Series, guest
singer Josh White, Jr., (folk-pop), 8
p.m., Nebraska Union.
THURSDAY, JUNE 19
All-State Student Recital, 8 p.m.,
FRIDAY, JUNE 20
Tenth annual Conference In
Business Education, keynote speaker
is Dr. Mary Ellen Oliverio of Colum
bia University, 8:30 a.m. thru 4 p.m.,
Allstate Student Recital, 8 p.m.,
All-State Speech Reading Hour, t
p.m., Nebraska Union.
SUNDAY, JUNE 22
All-State Chorus Concert, 3 p.m.,
All-State movie, "The Young Amer
icans," 7:30 p.m., Nebraska Union.
MONDAY, JUNE 23
Film festival for Teachers and
Media Specialists, 11:45 a.m.-l:45
p.m., Love Library auditorium.
Elementary Education Forum,
speaker John Furbay, cultural affairs
representative of Air World education,
lion, TWA, 1:10 p.m., Nebraska
All-State Orchestra Concert and"
Honors Recital, 8 p.m., Nebraska
Dr. William White, a professor of
journalism at Wayne State University
in Detroit and a recognized figure
in the literary world, is speaking on
the topic, "Wait Whitman as a
Reporter," at 1:10 p.m. today in the
Nebraska Union auditorium.
White is editor of the Walt Whitman
Review and he has been Influential
in encouraging scholarly study oi
Whitman. He is also an authority on
His most recent book is "By-line:
Krnest Hemingway" (1967). The book
In a collection of journalistic pieces
by Hemingway and about him.
White has done much writing, lec
turing and traveling. He has compiled
on extensive bibliography of Karl
Shapiro (I960) and has also done
bibliographies of the poets Wllford
Owen and John Ciardi.
Reviewing Nebraska's progress in
education from 1945 to 1970 is the topic
on which Dr. Leslie L. Chisholm, NU
professor of educational administra
tion, is spcuklng'at the administrators
Chisholm, who has been observing
the state's trends in education since
he came to the University in 1945,
points out the significant things that
have been happening with special
emphasis on educational problems.
The biggest problem, he feels, Is
school district reorganization
problem which he predicts will be
sollved within the next 10 years.
SOME PROGRESS has already
been made, he said in an Interview. In
1949 when the law authorizing the
reorganization of school districts was
enacted, Nebraska had 6,800 districts.
At present, there are about 2,000.
On the inside pages
OS SHELDON'S SCREEN: A review of Trogram One first o!
the three-part Kinetic Art series of film shorts being shown at
Sheldon and a preview of Program Two which will be jhowa this
ifternoon and evening page t
MASS BIRTHDAY PARTYi Changing the age of majority to 20
last March had some definite effects on Lincoln taverns. Another
NU Journalism student Investigates the consequences of 20-year-old
drinking pags S
to transform Howell stage
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever;
One foot in sea and one on shore;
To one thing constant never.
Before Don Pedro's servant can
sing the words quoted above from
Act II of William Shakespeare's com
edy,' "Much Ado About Nothing,"
much' work is being done to transform
the Howell theatre stage into a mid
1800 European setting.
And three days after this play opens
on June 27, the stage will take on
a blatantly theatrical atmosphere for
the opening night of "Three Penny
Opera," a musical satire written by
AT THE END of the week on July
5, the curtain opens on an un
derground guard block located outside
of a secret office for the two-act play,
"House Within, House Within."
That same evening, a painted
backdrop is lowered to provide the
comic setting for the one-act
"Checkhov List," the second play on
the double bill.
Beginning July 8, the performances
alternate each evening Monday
through Saturday. That is repertory
theatre. And that is what makes the
technical crew's job challenging.
The University of Nebraska Theatre
is presenting its second summer of
repertory-style theatre! Technical
director Jerry Lewis, an associate
professor with the speech and
dramatic art department, .faces the
task of planning four distinct stages
with separate themes, -while
remembering that each must be con
structed to fit together with the other
An All-Stater focuses his attention on the director at a re
hearsal session for the band. Other members of the band are
reflected in the tuba.
"But we still have more school
district than any other state in the
nation," he said. "And many of the
reorganized districts are inadequate.
Others have not been reorganized at
The goal of reorganization Is to
have districts large enough to provide
a comprehensive educational program
at a reasonable cost, Chisholm said.
The reason that it Is taking so long
to reach this goal is the inadequacies
of the 1949 law, he continued.
"THE ORIGINAL draft of the bill
would have provided a better
reorganization program than
anywhere else in the nation," he said.
'"But the bill was badly cut up during
Another piece of legislation which
has greatly affected education in
Nebraska Is the state aid to education
MUCH OF THE scenery Is designed
on wheels or flies so that it can be
moved easily, Lewis said. This is
partly because of the plays and partly
because of the theatre itself.
"The theatre is quite inflexible,"
he said, explaining that there is little
behind-stage room for storage and
that the stage is comparatively small.
He described the problem as one
' of logistics. The setting is rearranged
by "shoving things around." An
elevator on stage makes it easier to
store sets and props beneath the
A few technical surprises are in
store for the audience. Lewis said that
because of the tempo and style of
"Three Penny Opera" a lot of "as
tounding things" are going to happen.
HE DECLINED to comment beyond
that, saying that he did not want to
spoil the play for the audience.
Besides the four settings, repertory
provides another technical problem
the problem of lighting the different
shows with the same set of lights.
Laura Rambaldi, a graduate student
in theatre who readily admits that
she does not know the difference
between an ohm and a kilowatt, is
working on the lighting problem.
Four plays, each having a mood
of its own, must be lighted with one
set of lights, she said.
FROM THE SOFTLY-lit, romantic
balcony scenes in "Much Ado About
Nothing," the lighting must change
to accommodate the highly theatrical
atmosphere of "Three Penny Opera."
This requires the use of spot lights,
act approved by the 1X7 Unicameral
SeSSl0n- . Mil
In that year, an annual 25 million
dollars was appropriated to the com
mon schools of the state. An amount
for the next biennium is being
discussed by the legislature now.
Chisholm predicts tha: appropria
tions will increase significantly within
the next 10 years to an annual amount
of from 65 million to 70 million
ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT trend is
the Improvement in the teacher
training programs offered at the Uni
versity and state colleges, he said.
"Though we have not yet reached
the level where all beginning teachers
are required to have a bachelor's
degree, we are very close to that
He added that the program for
training school administrators also
has been Improving.
The upsurge in the federal
government's financial assistance to
public schools has been a significant
help to the state's educational pro
gram, ho said, adding that this
assistance probably would increase
ONE TREND, which "just hap
pened" and for which "no law wa
needed," Is the public's increased in
terest in education at both the kin
dergarten and pre-school level and the
post-high school level.
obvious light changes for dramatic
effect and other gimmicky devices,
The crew of six regular stage
technicians are assisted by students
taking the basic stagecraft course of.
fered by the drama department.
About 11 hours of work each day is
spent in preparing for the opening
of the plays.
But the technicians are not the only
ones working at the theatre.
The 14 members of the repertory
company have been rehearsing about
13 hours each day since May 29.
"Three Penny-Opera" is rehearsed in
the morning. In the afternoon, it is
"Checkhov List" and "House Within,
House Within," and in the evening,
"Much Ado About Nothing."
MOST OF THE members In the
company appear in all of the plays.
An actor may have a major role in
one play and supporting roles in the
The five women in the company
are Fran De George, Omaha; Susan
Lacey, Lincoln; Patricia Brott
Pandzil, Beatrice; Linda Varvel, and
Susan Vosik, both of Lincoln.
The nine men include: Paul Baker
Lincoln; Denis M. Calandra, Malcom;
Stephen A. Gaines, Hastings; William
Lacey, Ric Marsh, and William J.
Szymanski, all of Lincoln; Dana Mills.
Hay Springs; Mitchell Tebo, Roca and
William Turek, Geneva.
Tickets go on sale June 23 and will
be sold for the week of the
performance only. N
FIFTY TICKETS will be held until
7:30 on the evening of performance to
insure seats for persons who do not
get tickets beforehand.
385 All-Staters are occupied
with three weeks of activities
"Drums. Even If you had no
music In front of you, you couldn't
rattle through like that if you had
The voice was that of Jack Snider,
professor of music and director of the
Cornhusker Marching Band. He was
speaking to the .All-State High School
band during a rehearsal session last
Nor were the drummers the only
ones to whom he directed remarks. He
also singled out the horns .and
This was the third rehearsal for
the band and after three more, they
were making their debut at the All
State Outdoor Pops Concert on Sun
day, June 15. After the session, Snider
remarked that "the kids are great"
and that they "are responding very
ALL-STATE IS the annual
migration of talented Nebraska high
school students to the University of
Nebraska "campus for a three week
experience in creative activity.
The student can participate In
four different programs: art, music,
journalism or speech.
He shares a University dormitory
room with a person he never met
before. He has a busy schedule
besides classes and rehearsals for the
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This All-Stater is practising the fine art of applying make-up for the stage. Another area whicn
the speech department is emphasizing to All-Staters is costume design.
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Pam Carter, a senior majoring in speech, is "helping out" with
the sets at the Howell Theatre stage in preparation for the
summer of repertory. The opening night performance is the
comedy "Much Ado About Nothing," Friday, June 27 at 8 p.m.
music and speech students, there are
the various cultural and recreational
activities which are planned by the
And, once the first we'ek-anda-half
of the session has been com
pleted, the All-Stater finds himself
rushing around, trying to get
everything done before the three Short
weeks are over.
THERE ARE more and more
participants every year, according to
John P. Moran, director of the pro
gram. Enrollment this summer Is 305. The
breakdown by departments show that
260 are In the music program, 61 in
speech, 31 in art and 33 in journalism.
About 164 Nebraska communities are
represented. A few of the All-Staters
are from other states, though they do
have local tie Ins.
"A significant number of All-Staters
are being sponsored by local service
organizations," Moran said. "It is en
couraging that communities are In
terested in supporting a program
devoted to the fine arts."
' Two Innovations have been in
troduced this year.
ALL-STATERS have the option of
taking a course in modern interpretive
dancing. Sixty-four including both
male and female are enrolled. The
dancers will perform at the All-Stat
Final Concert on June 26.
In the journalism department, the
All-Staters are preparing two
magazines instead of the usual
yearbook and newspaper.
Gene Harding, who is in charge of
the All-State journalists, says that the
magazine project is "far more ap
propriate" because what is learned
here can be applied to' both the
newspaper and yearbook back at the
"They are doing most of the work
on the publications themselves, in
cluding the photography. Though tho
product may suffer, the All-Staters did
not come here to put out a shiny pub
lication. They came to learn
something," Harding said.
HE ADDED that some time is being
devoted to staff organization and to
interpersonal relationship problems.
In the art department, students art
"getting a good introduction to the
arts as taught on the college level,"
according to Keith Jacobshagen, who
is in charge of this area.
For the three weeks, students will
be dabbling In painting, drawing, print
making basic design and art history,
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