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JULY 31. 1972 LINCOLN, NEBRASKAN una
Today is the last day to enter the
recreation and intra murals department
gof putting tournament set for 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday at the Harper-Schramm-Smith
Astroturf putting area.
The tournament is open to all
University students, faculty, staff and
their families, as are all summer
recreation and intramurals events.
According to Phil Sienna, intramurals
coordinator, the tournament will include
a nine-hole contest for the lowest score,
chipping closes to the cup and getting the
most balls in out of 10 from a designated
Contestants will participate in men's,
women's or children's divisions. To be
eligible to compete, participants must
register before Tuesday at the recreation
office, 1740 Vine St.
Participants must furnish their own .
clubs and balls, but the recreation
department has sets of golf clubs which
may be checked out for 50 cents a day,
As another special summer event, the
department is planning an Old Fashioned
Festival for 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Vine
Street playing fields.
Proposed competition includes'
Frisbee toss for distance and accuracy,
kite-flying contest, water balloon or egg
toss, four-man relay balancing an egg in a
teaspoon, three-legged race, sack race,
greased pig contest, greased flag pole
"We hope that if people have
suggestions for other events they'll let us
know," Sienna said. "We want to do
whatever the people want."
Watermelon and ice cream also will be
served at the festival.
Sienna said the intramurals programs
and special events have not been well
attended this summer. Last week's
bicycle rally was cancelled for lack of
"Part of the problem is that there's
never been a summer program before, so
getting anything new started is hard,"
Sienna said. "And maybe it's partly
because students are just more worried
about getting through summer school"
Sienna said the department's sports
equipment check-out and rental service
has been used frequently.
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"Arms and the Man," by George
Bernard Shaw, is the final summer
repertory production beginning Friday at
According to Director Tice Miller, the
play is "one of Shaw's most delightful
First produced in 1894, Shaw wrote
the play when he was having trouble
getting his political ideas across, Miller
said, so he wanted to write a play that
would be a commercial success.
"Shaw's wit is brilliant," Miller said,
"but his ideas are still very much there."
The play is a story of love and war,
"He starts out portraying an ideal of
love that's stock 19th century romantic
melodrama where everything's moonlight
and roses," Miller said, "and he pictures
the ideal of war as the dashing, romantic,
charming test of courage.
"Shaw's ideas were so revolutionary
for his time that the Prince of Wales
walked out of the performance because
he thought it was an insult to the British
soldier," Miller said.
The play will be presented in a British
music hall style, he said. The lobby will
be decorated with plants and statues of
the period, and the entr'actes will "create
a rousing mood" with music, dancing and
humor. Miller said.
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln
English prof essor will be a Fulbright-Hays
lecturer at the University of Warsaw
during the 1972-73 academic vear.
Dr. Charles W. Mignon, associate
professor of English, was invited by t he
Polish Ministry of Education to supervise
masters degree theNCi in American
literature and to conduct two lecture
courses and a seminar on American
While in Poland, Mignon will continue
his study of the reception of American
writers in Poland since World War II.
Mignon Joined the University staff in
1967. He ii a native of New York City
and holds baccalaureate, masters and
doctorate degrees from Kenyon College
and the University of Connecticut. Before
coming to Nebraska, he was an assistant
professor of English at the University of
Mignon has received two grants from
the Penrose Fund of the American
Philosophical Society for his research on
New England poet Edward Taylor.
Mignon has published several articles on
Taylor's poetry and Colonial American
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The cast of "Arms and the Man" rehearses for this week's
opening of the third Howell Theater summer production.
is final production
"But by the time the play ends, Shaw
deflates all the ideals," Militr said. Love
and war both are pictured as being very
The cast includes: Susie Baer, Jim
Bartz, Carl Beck, Dave Bell, Maralyn
Dossey, Giiger Drake, Frank Kopyc and
Entr'acte players include: Susie Baer,
Dave Bell, Doc Chaves, Glen Cox, John
Crumrine, Susie Fawl, Connie McCord.
Cindy Murphy, Steve Shelley, Gail Silver,
Mitch Tebo, Jean Thomsen, Sandy
Utsumi, Cindy Wallis and pianist Mollie
Self-paced physics class
defies traditional stereotype
In those large college lecture
classes, the student is reduced
to a number on a computerized
grade roster, and no one cares
if he sinks or swims, education
But Robert G. Fuller,
associate professor of physics,
makes sure his introductory
physics course doesn't meet
that stereotype by using the
Keller Plan or Personalized
System of Instruction.
And the idea is spreading.
Named after its founder
Fred S. Keller, former
chairman of the psychology
department at Columbia
University, the Keller Plan wat,
first used by Fuller last year.
But in the fall, Keller Plan
sections also will be offered in
inlroductury courses in
anthropology, economics and
another physics course.
Martin Peterson, assistant
professor of anthropology, and
Jerry Pelr, asNociute professor
of economics, have received
fellowships from the
University's leaching Council
to plan I heir courses.
Under the Keller Plan,
itudenti work at their own
rate. Course materials are
divided into units with learning
objectives and procedures
outlined for each.
"After each unit, the
student takes a mastery test
over the learning objectives,"
Fuller said. "If he doesn't pass,
there's no penalty. He just goes
back and studies the unit
The first week in September, "Arms
and the Man" will go on tour in western
Nebraska. Facilities are being investigated
now, so towns where the play will be
presented are not yet known, Miller said.
"Arms and the Man" will be presented
at Howell Theater at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4, 5,
8, 10, 14, 16, 19, 22, 24, 28, 30, Sept. 1
Tickets are available for $2.50 at
Howell Theater, 12th and R Streets, from
1-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Season tickets for "Arms and the Man"
and the other two summer productions,
"Guys and Dolls" and 'The House of
Blue Leaves'" are available for $6.00.
There are no reserved seals.
The mastery tests are graded
by student proctors, other
graduates who have already
taken the course. The proctors
receive independent study
credit for their work.
"We have one proctor for
about every ten students,"
Fuller said, "and that's where
the system really becomes
personalized. A lot of tutoring
goes on while the proctor goes
over the tests with a student."
The course relies on reading
the text and study guides
instead of the traditional
lectures. Even the lectures may
be far from traditional.
"Lect ures are not used as a
source of critical knowledge,"
Fuller said. "Sonic places
they're used as a reward for
mastering a certain number of
units. Or they might be more
for fun, like discussing the
physics of Road Runner
Fuller said he first learned
of the Keller Plan at a
conference of the American
Association of Physics
Teachers in June. 1971.
"I found out that the
University's Teaching and
Learning Center had
information about how to go
about setting up a Keller Plan
course - how to design the
units and train the proctors
and all the other details.
"But I didn't decide for sure
to use it in tny physics class
until the middle of August," he
said. By the time school started
just two units were written.
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A consumer affairs clearinghouse to
provide information about businesses
dealing with students will be another
service offered in the fall by the Office of
Student Affairs, according to Ron
Gierhan, student affairs assistant and
coordinator of the project.
Plans are not yet final on just where
and how the consumer information
service will operated, but Geirhan
emphasized the purpose of it will be to
collect and disseminate information from
reliable sources about companies selling
products and services to students.
"Now that the age of majority is 19,
that makes it all the moreimportant for
students to understand what they're
buying before they sign a contract that
would be legally binding on them," he
"We can't force" people not to get
involved in questionable deals," Gierhan
said, "but we can provide information
and encourage them to investigate other
sources before thev buv."
He said the service would not
duplicate services provided by the
Lincoln Better Business Bureau because
student audiences generally must deal
with specialized sales designed for
students and not the entire community.
Gierhan said that by providing such a
service, the Office of Student Affairs was
not trying to act in loco parentis.
"If we would make rigorous attempts
to keep these salesmen from contacting
students or tried to intervene, I could see
how that argument could be made," he
said, "But we're strictly providing service
to students: that's the business we're in."
Union Director Allen Bennet agreed.
"I consider us all responsible adult
members of a community," he said. "So
when I come across information that
other members of the community don't
have. I feel I have a responsibility to warn
them - just like I'd tell you not to walk
through the lobby barefooted if there was
chipped glass on the floor.
"I'm especially concerned about the
unaware freshman and sophomore who
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There's more than one way to
are now of legal age ad just need to know
a hell of a lot more legal information than
ever before," Bennett said.
Bennett is concerned about businesses
making sales on campus because Union
policies prohibit the use of the building
for such solicitations.
"We're aware that people have sold
pots and pans, sweatshirts, stationery,
just about everything on campus,"
Gierhan said, "and we don't think people
are always getting the best products and
services money can buy.
"Those of us on the student affairs
staff have had in the back of our minds a
long time the idea of having a consumer
information center, but the thing that
brought it to the point of sitting down
and writing up the proposal was the Glen
Turner operations on campus."
Gierhan was referring to Turner
Enterprises, headed by Glen W. Turner
with headquarters in Orlando, Fla.
Turner Enterprises include Koscot
Intern'anetary, Inc., a cosmetic company,
and Dare-To-Be-Great, Inc., whose
product is a self -motivation course.
Both subsidiaries offer pyramid
marketing plans, according to a Consumer
Information Bulletin of the Orlando Area
Chamber of Commerce.
While selling Koscot products,
distributors also recruit other distributors
as a way to increase their income.
In a proposed complaint against
Koscot, on April 22, 1971, the Federal
Trade Commission accused the firm of an
illegal business practice with the endless
recruiting plan. The number of
distributors in a community may
increase, but the number of potential
buyers for the product remains constant.
The number of potential buyers per
distributor thus decreases.
In at least 30 states, legal action has
been brought against Turner Enterprises
According to the Orlando Chamber of
Commerce, Koscot and Dare-To-Be-Great
were ordered to refund $3.8 million in
distributorships by the New York
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