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WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1972
LINCOLN, NEBRAS KAN
Creative arts for children ages three to
eight is the subject of a three-week
workshop beginning Thursday at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).
About 20 teachers from kindergarten
and early elementary levels, mursery
schools and Head Start programs will
participate in the program, according to
workshop coordinator Mrs. Dorothy
Kozak, associate professor of music
"The workshop is based on the theory
that the most important thing for a child
in the early grades is an art-centered
curriculum," Mrs. Kozak said.
"The arts sensitize a - child by
developing his perceptual skills and help a
child learn to know himself."
The workshop ' staff includes: Dr.
Dudley Ashton, professor of women's
physical education, who will teach
creative movement; Roland Reed, UNL
English instructor and former Lincoln
Community Playhouse director, who will
teach creative dramatics; Mrs. Lee Ridge,
Lincoln Community Playhouse
puppeteer, who will teach puppetry. Mrs.
Kozak will teach creative music.
In addition to teachers of the
performing arts, other staff members
Several government officials and state
political party leaders will be among the
guest speakers at the Second Annual
Institute on Nebraska Government
sponsored by the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln political science
Three hours of graduate or
undergraduate credit is offered for the
three-week institute beginning July 17.
Persons who wish to enroll in the course,
listed as Political Science 206, should
contact the Registrar's Of ice'.
According to Dr. Carroll R. McKibbin,
political science department chairman,
the program will offer an opportunity for
students to benefit from the experiences
of a wide variety of officials who will be
Nebraska officials scheduled to speak
at the institute include Milan Bish, State
Republican Pary Chairman; Hess Dyas,
State Democratic Party chairman;
Thomas Doyle, State Department of
Roads; William Peters, state tax
commissioner and Secretary of State
Other speakers include: Richard
Herman, Lincoln Journal staff member;
Stanley Matzke, director of the State
Department of Economic Development;
Edward Schwartzkopf, chairman of the
University Board of Regents and Marjorie
Wallace, State Department of Welfare.
All institute sessions will be held at the
capitol in the Unicameral chamber or the
Governor's Hearing Room.
New Student Orientation hotti Barbara Phillips, Clyde
Altchwede, Beth Popken and Terry Wightman amwer
frequently-asked freshmen queitiont at the opening
orientation lession. For more pictures and commenti on
results of the summer session program, see page 4.
include Drs. Beth Smith and Violet
Kalyan-Masih of the department of
human development and the family.
"We need to know from a
psychological viewpoint how young
children grow and what their needs are
and how they respond to movement and
sound," Mrs. Kozak said.
"For the mentally retarded, for
example, we know that music is a great
aid to their development, just as
movement is for deaf children," she said.
Early emphasis on creative arts
prepares children for later learning, Mrs.
Kozak said. She cited a California school
system with an art -centered curriculum in
the early grades where results of later
reading tests were among the highest
reported in the state.
Experience with the arts prepares a
child for more structured academic
learning because it allows for
experimentation, Mrs. Kozak said.
"Disciplinary bounds should be
maintained," she said, "but the arts don't
put a child immediately into a situation
where he's right or wrong. It allows him
to try different things within some
School systems are "catching on
slowly" to the idea of an art-centered
curriculum in the early grades, Mrs.
"In American schools, it's difficult to
implement a feeling that the arts are
important," she said. "In Europe, the
idea is taken much more for granted."
All of the 28 teachers who attended
last summer's creative arts workshop
reported later that they enjoyed being
able to correlate all of the arts in their
classroom teaching, Mrs. Kozak said.
"The thing that surprised us most
about last year's workshop was that the
individuals involved in it had grown so
themselves in their own self-awarenesss,"
Mrs. Kozak said. "They enjoyed
exploring their own creative potential."
That self-awareness, she said, helped
them become more sensitive to the needs
and abilities of the children in their
Consumers study, meet
New York businesses
Helping consumers understand the
problems of business is the goal of a
three-week consumer education
workshop and tour of New York
sponsored by the J.C. Penney Co. and
five universities, including the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).
"J.C, Penney started the program last
year, and it was so successful they
decided to try it again," Miss Whan said,
"but it's not designed to sell you on J.C.
Penney. We're studying all the issues in
When Mrs. Beverly Redwine and Mrs.
Sally Enck started student teaching at
Clare McPhee Laboratory School, they
had no idea the summer session would
end with a Moo-In.
That's when you ask a local dairyman
to bring two cows and a calf to school to
show 23 kindergartners where milk comes
from-before it gets into those cartons in
the grocery store.
Summer school classes at Clare
McPhee offer enrichment programs with
speical emphasis on one topic. Learning
about what people do to make a living
was the topic for the summer in
cooperating teacher Mrs. Eleanor Jensen's
Workshop participants from UNL, the
University of Arizona, Cornell University,
Kansas State University and the
University of Wisconsin are in New York
City this week following two weeks of
on-carnpus study of consumer affairs.
According to Mary Whan, UNL
workshop coordinator and instructor in
education and family resources, the
graduate level workshop is designed
especially for high school and college
home economics teachers to help them
understand the problems businesses have
in dealing with consumers.
Plans for the week in New York
include a tour of the J.C. Penny
merchandise testing center and a review
of complaint letters from customers. The
group will tour the J.C. Penny regional
credit office in Philadelphia and will
discuss credit issues with a representative
of the Associated Credit Bureaus and
consumer advocate David Caplovitz,
author of "The Poor Pay More" and
"Consumer in Trouble: A Study of
Debtors in Default."
The workshop participants will visit
the Scott Paper Co. to learn about the
development and marketing of new
products. The governor of West Virginia
and the attorny general of Massachusetts
will he among the guest panelists who will
discuss government's responsibility to the
The group will tour an advertising
agency and hear a panel discussion uhout
regulations of advertising and a
psychologist's analysis of advertising and
Seated in the board room of the New
York Stock Exchange, the students will
learn about how consumers effect the
U.S. economy, Robert li. Lewis, vice
president of New York's first National
City Bank will be the guest speaker,
The group will visit Consumers Union,
publisher of Consumer Report, to view
the operation of an independent
consumer af fairs agency,
' The program will conclude with a
general discussion with William Batten,
chairman of the board and chief
executive off icer of J,C, Penney Co., Inc.
"And It really will be an open
discussion for the whole group," Miss
Whan said, "We're trying to help the
students understand a viewpoint other
than their own."
Activities were planned to show the
variety of work represented by class
members and their families and the
contributions of all members of a
community. The kindergartners met a
Navy recruiter, a policeman, a
ventriloquist, a circus clown and a man
who makes boxes. The class even toured
the governor's mansion and met Gov. J.
Jam s Exon.
But the final Moo-In was something
Allen Snell, a local dairyman, brought
two Holstein cows and a calf to the
school playground so the children could
watch firsthand as the cows were milked.
But the warm, whole milk they gave
surprised most of the children.
"It tastes terrible!"
"Just think. That poor baby cow has
to drink it!"
"I'm not going to taste it. No way am
I going to taste it!"
But everyone did taste the homemade
ice cream and brownies that Mrs. Jensen
made the night before. And some of the
children even worked up enough courage
to try their hand at milking. Others
preferred to pet the calf, which the class
Mrs. Redwine said she thought
teachers should- plan "actual,
down-to-earth experiences," like the
Moo-In, as much as possible. "It helps the
children learn basic concepts as
background for other learning," she said.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 12
Final iimi ind and of llrit union. Dagraei
awardad, 7 30 p.m., Panning Auditorium.
Ganaral ragiitration lor tacond anion. Latt
day for graduatai and undorgr ad uatat to
Hepartory Thaatar, "1 ha Houta of Blua
Ltouei," 8:30 p m., Howall '! Montr t
THURSDAY, JULY 13
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FRIDAY, JULY 14
Rapartory Thaatar, "Guyi and Dullt,"
p m , Howall Thaatar
SATURDAY, JULY 15
Hapartory Thaatar, "Tha Houw of
Laavai," 8 30 p m, Howall Thaatar
Today is the last day lo begin sailing
lessons at Holmes Lake Marina sponsoied
by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
recreation and intratnurals department,
Lessons are offered Monday and
Wednesday 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and d:30
to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday Irom ') a.m. to
1 p.m. The sessions continue for three
weeks at a cost of V.
lor more information, contact the
Department of Recreation and
Intramuials, 1740 Vine St.
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Gay bar business
is good, owner says
"Why not?" asks I.es liruns, a lornier
Neluaskan, when someone commenls on
the way he Iws chosen to make a living.
Biuns is the owner ol a difletent kind
f bar in downtown Seattle. In lact, there
a e only two others like it in the city.
What makes his bar different?
It's a gay bar, and Biuns said lie isn't
afraid to admit it. li runs said lie is not a
homosexual, hut lie lias no ualms about
running a place Hint is.
Bruns opened Ins bar in I'fi7. At Inst,
it was only lor "straights," atioiding to
Biuns, but business wasn't very yood,
About a year later . he became acquainted
Willi a homosexual couple and found thai
they didn't have a place to y.o in Seal lie.
So Bruns invited Idem to Ins bar, I hey
brought some liiends, anil in a mallei of
months, '"I he Place" had become known
as a "eay bar ."
"The Place" is not one of the nicer
bars in town, but II does a t'.ood business
and supports Bruns in a way he likes, he
"The people who come heie are a lot
(uie(er than al oldinary bais," Uruns
said. "I hey don't cause any trouble, arid
some ol them are leal inleieslini'."
Bruns said customers ollen Hy In
proposition linn, hut he liisl smiles and
tells I hem he's slraii'lil. and I hey leave
linn alone. Hums said lie had some
About 460 persons will receive degrees
and certificates at University of
Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) commencement
exercises tonight which conclude the first
According to Shirley Thomsen,
assistant director of registrations and
records, it will be the largest July
commencement at UNL.
The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in
Pershing Auditorium. Summer
commencement is open to the public free
Students who plan to graduate at the
end of second summer session must file
for their degrees at the Registrar's Office
by July 18. The office is open Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Second session graduates will obtain
their diplomas from the Registrar's Office
at the end of the session Aug. 18.
trouble with one man about a year ae,o.
He just wouldn't give up, "so I had to
bell him," Bruns said.
Biuns, 47, a muscular Vloot-4 blond,
winked as a bouncer at another bar in
Seattle before he opened his own. He has
black belts in karate and udo.
Bruns lived in Omaha lor about six
months while Ins father was stationed al
Oltul Air force Base.
Bruns said lie is happily married.
Marian, his wile, is involved in many local
women's groups, anil Ins tluee children
are active in their high school.
Besides working at his bar, Bruns
spends three afternoons a week as
activities coach at the Masonic Home lor
Kelardcd Children in Seattle, lie teaches
Ihrni soflball, volleyball, field hockey
and other outdoor sports, Bruns said he
became interested in mentally retarded
children when his brother was born a
Biuns also altends church regularly
and sponsors a church youth group.
"I guess it's kind of strange, " Bruns
said when asked about the diversity of his
interests, but he alvi said he wouldn't
give up any of them.
Bruns said he lias had very little
trouble with local pressure groups about
the nature of his bar. and he does not
aril icipale any
"In lact," he said, "I've been thinking
about opening up another one."
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