The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 05, 1969, Image 1

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CA to present, the
st City
Surprises are in store for those who
attend "The Metropolitan Cabaret Author
ity Presents The Lost City," Charlie Ann
strong's latest cabaret, which is scheduled
for Sunday.
Cabarets originated in Europe as a
form of entertainment. The German caba
rets were satires and parodies and the
French cabarets were plays and music. The
American cabarets have been set up so that
communication between the audience and
the performers was impossible.
Armstrong's cabarets are designed to
entertain, but they are set up in such a way
that the audience and performers can com
municate. Armstrong, producer of last year's cab
arets, is sure that anything can happen
when the show opens this Sunday at 7 p.m.
in the Nebraska Union.
"The cabaret may turn out to be a com
mentary on the cities," he said, "or it may
turn out to be a satire." Whatever it turns
out to be, it is almost a guaranteed success,
if it holds to the pattern of the other caba
rets. Armstrong produced four cabarets last
year and one earlier this fall, which were
judged a great success by the audiences.
A different theme for each program has
helped keep interest high in the cabarets.
Cabarets have had such themes as a
Hate Week Cabaret, an International Caba
ret, a Rennaisance Cabaret and a Com
munications Cabaret.
The Union staff is a genuine asset in
the cabarets, Armstrong believes. "The
Cabarets are put on as an act of faith by
the Nebraska Union Staff," he said.
Bruce Hiller, who kept things rolling
at the last cabaret, will once again be emcee
of the show.
Armstrong's program of entertainment
will range from rock music to poetry to
classical music.
Bobbie Guy, the group which intro
duces the first half of the Jerry Lee Lewis
show, will be featured along with the Ruta
baga Palace Electric Jug Band, Rich Berney
and the Vic Lewis jazz group.
Sam Rachid will recite poetry, and
Don Armbrust will- play some classical
piano pieces. Mike Robnett will have a spe
cial surprise for the audience.
The cabaret is free and so is the dress.
"Come prepared to sit on the floor," ad- .
vises Armstrong.
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VOL. 93, NO. 42
not totally pessimistic
about sorority house talks
by Sara Schwiedcr
Nebraskan Staff Writer
Blacks have been going to sorority
houses to conduct informal discussions
on racial questions for about a month.
Although Blacks don't seem to expect
to accomplish much, they are not
pessimistic either. Whites have varied
opinions on the value of the discussions,
but most seemed favorable.
"I won't say that anything has been
accomplished," said Ken Secret, a black
participant in th program. "We want
people to realize that a problem exists.
It's a goal that demands conflict before
Secret said he thinks that some
sororities' interest in the program is
"superficial," but commented that "one
house has developed more interest in
seeing the opposing attitude."
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being taken
Applications are now being taken for
second semester staff positions on the
Daily Nebraskan.
Application forms may be picked up
in Room 34, Nebraska Union.
Those wishing to apply for editor,
managing editor, news editor or business
manager must turn in applications to
the Nebraskan office by 5 p.m., Dec.
16. Interviews by the University Publica
tions Board for these four positions will
be the afternoon of Dec. 17.
Applications for other staff positions,
including reporters, copy editors, busi
ness assistants can be turned in any time
before mid January.
The last edition of the Nebraskan for
first semester will be Dec. 17
Darrell Eure, another black partici
pant, said progress toward a goal of
educating whites to problems of the
Blacks can only "be determined by
specific situations."
"I don't expect to get too much ac
complished," he said. "We're trying to
teach some of these people from small
towns that have never had contact with
black people that blacks are human.
"We will know if we've succeeded
if they get involved in specific situations
and are giving us outward support. What
I mean by outward support is when
they are willing to help us without being
afraid of being called 'a nigger
lover.' "
Three houses, Phi Mu, Alpha Phi and
Alpha Chi Omega, have conducted
discussions in their houses. Phi Mu has
met with Blacks three times.
"Our goal is to be more aware of
the black culture," noted Ron! Meyer,
president of Phi Mu. "We wanted to
learn what we do that turns black people
off, and to be aware of what we have
to do to realize the problem."
Miss Meyer said that there was a
change in the attitudes of the girls
resulting from the discussions.
"The girls showed a desire to com
municate with Blacks," she said. "The
attendance was outstanding. Some girls
have gone to talk to Blacks individually
in an attempt to further understand the
The Phi Mu's have had three sessions.
They are not planning any more because
"we've talked until we're blue in the
face." However, Miss Mever said that
smaller groups of girls of six to ten
each will be visiting Blacks on their
own initiative.
The Alpha Phi House has had one
session. Many of the girls mentioned
a need for follow-up sessions.
Alpha Phi President Christie
Schwartzkopf noted that she "could
understand how the Blacks feel, but
things still aren't cleur."
Another Alpha Phi, Connie Gibbons,
echoed Miss Schwartzkopf's desire for
follow-ups and mentioned what she had
learned from the talks.
"I had never heard anything like that
before, so it was very good for me,"
she said. "I think I understand now
how grave it really is."
She added that each of the two groups
had a different approach to the problem.
One was more emotional than the
Patty Hanrahan, an Alpha Phi,
"I hadn't understood the deep resent
ment and hatred the Blacks have for
white," she said. "They were bit
ter .. . like they were blaming us
personally for what had happened to
"Some girls went away from that
discussion with a more unfavorable at
titude than before."
The same thing evidently happened
at both the other houses. There were
stormy sessions and quiet ones.
Alpha Chi Omega president, Barb
Robbie, noted that one of their groups
was "very successful" while another was
not as successful because it "was too
"So much was such a shock," Miss
Robbie commented. "Kids who hadn't
been exposed to Blacks before couldn't
believe that white people could be so
Another Alpha Chi Omega, Judy Col
lins, said she had expected to be very
aggravated with the Blacks, but was
more sympathetic to their problems
after the meeting.
The Alpha Chi's are planning an in
termediate session with Lincoln city
councilman Pete Peterson, Miss Robbie
added, in hopes that an "older man
could help them understand without get
ting too emotional about it."
Two other houses have shown an in
terest in inviting the Blacks for
discussions, according to Walt Strong,
coordinator for special programs. Strong
said the sessions are arranged by in
dividuals, although he is serving as a
liaison between greek houses and black
He emphasized that the sessions were
arranged informally and that no specific
dates could be given because of that
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Performers will radiate the soul of sound and rhythm soon
Charlie Armstrong's upcoming Cabaret. '
Peace vigil, rally and
canvassing scheduled
The schedule of next week's Vietnam
Moratorium activities has been released
by the local coordinating committee.
"Make Peace on Earth a Reality" is
the theme of this month's activities.
Beginning on Monday, black armbands
will be worn as a symbol of mourning
for the war dead. Organizers are asking
students to make their own armbands,
but a few hundred will be available
in the Union Booth.
Faculty Evaluation Book
to become a reality soon
ASUN alloted $5,000 for It. Students
Scott Swanson and Ken Wald volunteered
their services. The Nebraska Duplicating
and Printing Company is planning to
print it.
With these funds, organization and
manpower, the NU Faculty Evaluation
Book will become a reality by next
But some difficulties will be en
countered by pollsters Swanson and
Wald before the book's publication.
First, evaluation of any person by
students depends on the discretion of
the instructor.
Standard questionnaires will b a
delivered to each faculty member by
Dec. 12. Instructors will be asked to
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A Romeo and Juliet brown crepe minidress with floral trim is one of the season's fashion highlights. To see the rest of the Chiislmas fash
ion stocking stuffers, turn to Pago 4.
distribute them to their students during
classes Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 15
and 16.
There is no way to force Instructors
to pass out the survey sheets, and the
possibility exists that some of the faculty
may not want to take class time for
The University Faculty Senate will
discuss and vote on the evaluation pro
cess at their monthly meeting Dec. 9.
The survey sheet Is a standard com
puter form so that results can be quickly
tabulated. As with other computer
sheets, the computing scanner will only
register the answers marked in No. 2
lead pencil. Without the correct pencil,
the student's evaluations will go for
The correct class call number is also
needed on the form as more than 4,000
different classes will be surveyed. The
call number, not common knowledge,
cun be found in the University's
registration catalog.
Certain classes may be led by several
different instructors at different times
during the semester. None of these in
structors may have taught long enough
for a vulid evaluation.
(iraduate courses are not being
surveyed in this Initial evaluation.
Laboratory instructors will not be
evaluated either, but the value of labs
will be considered.
Results of the 26-question survey will
be arranged in the Faculty Evaluation
Book in similar fashion to registration
The book will provide statistics for
total enrollment of each class, the
number of students responding to ' the
survey, and a breakdown of Instructor
evaluation with ratings from excellent
to poor.
Three hundred fifty books are being
planned for production. These will be
distributed to all housing units,
fraternities and sororities, libraries and
college department of fli es.
The book will not be available before
second semester's free drop and add,
but it can be used for summer session
The book may prove invaluable to
upperdnssmen during enrollment, as
Instructors for 100 and 200 level courses
lire usually listed in the culalog. But
most freshman courses commonly have
"staff" listed instead of a specific
faculty member.
Canvassing for student support of the
anti-war movement will take place all
week, with a view toward enlisting
students to help canvass or do other
work in upcoming Moratoriums.
A canvass of the Lincoln community
was originally planned, but the emphasis
was switched to on-campus activity when
it became apparent that there weren't
enough students available to effectively
reach the community, according to Jac.
queline Fullington, committee member.
A large scale city-wide canvass is plan
ned for later months.
Downtown leafleting is planned for
Thursday night, and Friday and Satur
day all day, in order to remind Lin
colnites that the war still continues, Miss
Fullington added. City officials are bemg
contacted to find out what ordinances
govern leafleting In the downtown
Canvassing and leafleting will stop
Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. to allow
all to participate In a community-wide
Peace Rally in the Student Union. The
Pelican Pence Band, an underground
rock group, and speakers will highlight
the rally. Speakers at the rally will
be: Rev. Carl Burkhardt of Bethany
Christian Church, Josh Liljenstolpe,
assistant pastor of First Lutheran
Evangelical church, Dr. Ed Becker of
the philosophy department. Dr. Phil
Scribner from Centennial College, Dr.
Wallace Peterson, chairman of the
economics department and Dr. Jack
Siegman of sociology.
Speakers will discuss the problems of
militarism, the President's war plans,
the sociological effects of the war on
Americans and the theme of "Peace
on Earth," according to Dennis
Berkhelm, chairman of the Moratorium
Speakers Committee.
At 3:30 p.m. members of the Lincoln
community will walk to the north steps
of the state cnpitol to participate in
a peace vigil, to be maintained until
6 p.m. Saturday. The committee is
seeking volunteers to maintain the
round-the-clock vigil.
Canvassing and leafleting will resume
Saturday morning. At 6 p.m. Saturday
there will be a candlelight walk around
the cnpitol building. At least 500 plan
to participate to symbolize Nebraska's
nearly 500 war dead.
That evening a Peace Ball, featuring
the "Justice," "Fay Hongan" and the
Tensegrily Maste light show, will be
held in the Student Union.
Anyone Interested in helping with any
of the activities is urged to sign up
in the Union Booth, or to attend the
meeting on Monday night, at U.M.H.E.
at 8 p.m.
Bad weather
forces Russell
Bill Russell, former Boston Celtics
basketball player-couch was delayed by
bad weather Thursday In Montana caus
ing the postponement of his scheduled
Union Officials said Thursday thev
are hopeful that Russell will be avail
able to speak sometime lecond semestsrj