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Judith Jamison performs in Cry " opening piece of Alvin
Alley's dance spectacular Revelation, playing at Kimball Hall Nov.
2 through 5. "Cry" is dedicated to "all black women everywhere
especially our mothers." The 16 member inter-racial Ailey troupe
is sponsored by the Cultural Arts Committee,
bernstein on vvcrd:
Past cast system confusing
By Theodore M. Bernstein
Cast system. A financial ad contained
this sentence: "He forecasted a major
market decline-and was right." He may
have been right, but I would swear that the
ad writer was wrong in using forecasted.
To my shocked surprise, four diction
aries gave forecasted as an alternative to
forecasts the. past tense and broadcasted
as an alternative to broadcast, though none
of them listed casted as an alternative to
Fowler's "Modern English Usage" offers
a test, though it is almost impossible to ap
ply, for deciding between forecast and
forecasted as past tense. The decision, says
the book, depends on whether we regard
the verb or the noun as the original form
from which the other has been formed.
If the verb is the original word (to guess
beforehand), past tense will be -cast; if the
verb is derived (from to make a forecast)
past tn? wJH hm patted.
"The verb is in fact recorded 150 years
earlier than the noun," the book concludes,
"and we may therefore thankfully rid our
selves of the ugly forecasted." Yes, and
No rejection notices
that goes for broadcasted, too.
Run one, thrown the other. Here's
another word on which dictionaries
are waffling: gantlet. A news article said,
The road to the Beirut airport, which
lately has been a hazardous gauntlet, ap
peared to be secured."
Strictly speaking, the word here should
be gantlet, which literally means a form of
military punishment in which the offender
runs between rows of men who club him as
A gauntlet, on the other hand (and it s
always on one hand or the other), is a pro
tective glove worn by knights in armor.
Probably because over the years the two
words were confused, the dictionaries now
find gauntlet acceptable in both senses. But
you don't have to do so.
Word oddities. The word gantlet comes
from the Swedish gatlopp, made up of
gata, a lane, and lopp, a running, it meant a
running down a lane. Gauntlet was a
diminutive of the Old French gant, a glove,
(c) 187S Theodora M. Barottaln
You won't see five boys from
Hawthorne, Calif, clad in striped shirts and
white pants; they gave that up years ago.
You might find it hard to pick out the
original members because they now
But after sixteen years of creating
dreams of riding the wild surf in the minds
of millions, the Beach Boys are still
hanging ten. -
And Sunday they will capture the surf
for a sellout crowd in the Omaha Civic
The Beach Boys first record, Surfin,
on the Candex label, was a local hit in the
fall of 1961 , but eventually rose to the Los
Angeles Top Ten.
Brian Wilson, 19, his brothers Dennis,
17, and Carl, IS, together with cousin
Mike Love and neighbor David Marks (later
replaced by Al Jardaine), formed the
original group. J
Early in 1962, Candex folded, leaving
the group without a label. Murry Wilson,
the group's first manager and father of
the Wilson brothers, signed them with
Capitol Records. Their first Capitol hit,
"Surfin Safari," finished the year at
number 31 on the Cash Box Top Singles
Surf music became the 1963 craze, and
their next album Surfin U.SA. broke all
kinds of sales records.
From 1963 through 1965 the Beach
Boys turned out the bulk of songs they are
best remembered for-"Surfer Girl"; "Fun,
Fun, Fun", and "Don't Worry Baby".
Until the winter of 1964, Brian Wilson
toured with the group. But because of
personal . and business problems and
continuous one-nighters, he returned home
with his road manager. Glen Campbell
In 1967 the album Pet Sounds marked
a change in the Beach Boy style. Brian
Wilson produced most of the album
himself in his home studio while the rest of
the group was touring.
His new approach to recording included
Three classic American silent films will
be shown at Sheldon Film Theater at 3, 7
and 9 pjn. today and Saturday.
The Eagle is a 1925 film set in'the Im
perial Court of the 18th century and stars
Rudolph Valentino in what has been con
sidered one of his finest screen
Big Moments from Little Pictures and
Uncensored Movies are short features
filmed in 1923 involve humorist Will
Rogers satirizing the movie business of the
. 1 1 Cft
n THE NEW
Literary magazine starts
Every aspiring creative writer knows
what a rejection slip is. ieople who make
their living by the pen usually have a
drawer full of those brief, impersonal notes
But contributor to Alicorn, a literary
magazine to be published by 11 UNL
undergraduates, will receive no rejection
s. Even if their work is refused,
contributors will get a written critique
explaining what is wrong with ihtlr fiction,
Poetry or critical essay.
"Feedback is the most important part
of our publication," said Larry Hyde,
"Everything submitted will be read at
least twice . by three different people, so
presumably what somebody had for break
fast won't be the cause of our re jeetions,"
ha said. "We're trying to cancel out each
The magazine, named after tne
unicorn's horn, is expected to be out Dec.
1 Hyde said. It will be pamphlet sized,
43 to 60 pages long, and will include some
art work. If they do not have enough
"good copy" by the Nov. 12 deadline, he
added, the magazine's first issue will be
delayed until next semester.
Hyde, a senior English major, said all
contributions are welcome and may be
sent to Alicorn, in care of the UNL English
Dept., or deposited in the Alicorn mailbox
on second floor Andrews Hall.
Example of the average rejection
slip writers won't receive from trie
UNL English Dept. literary magazine
a tape of two of his dogs heard at the end
of side two.
After their "Good Vibrations" reached
number one, Wilson sorked with Van
Dyke Parks to create Smile the ultimate
pop album, which never was recorded.
Wilson met resistance from the rest of
the group and their record company for
being too far out with his ideas and
He tried to do with Smile what The
Beatles did with Sargaent Pepper. But the
Beach Boys kept recording with their next
album being simple and down to earth.
Today the Beach Boys rely on concert
appearances because their last recording
was in 1972.
This is 1975 and not 1965, but the
Beach Boys - have a whole new set of
followers that want to be caught up in the
dream of once more being able to catch
a wave in the head of the Midwest.
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Photo by Kvvin Higtay
Mike Love and the rest of the
Beach Boys will create wild
surfing dreams for a sellout
Omaha crowd Sunday evening.
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