The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 05, 1996, Page 10, Image 10

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3 dancers 7 days a week.
11a.m. - ia.m.
1823 'O' Street • HO (OVER
DOLLS from page 9
Today, the largest handcrafted doll
factory in America has 460 workers,
including many who have been with the
company 15 years or more. They still
remember when Madame Alexander
roamed the factory floor daily, inspect
ing every detail of the dolls’ creation.
One of those workers is Greta
Schrader, a 42-year employee and head
of the doll hospital.
“I’ve never had so much fun in my
life. I want to retire but I can’t ‘cause
I’m having such a good time,” Schrader
said. She fields at least 15 phone calls
a day from anxious collectors with
dolls in need of repair.
I After Madame Alexander’s depar
i ture from day-to-day operations in
1 1981, the company gradually lost her
vision that the dolls be for children.
Most of today’s customers are collec
tors who can afford prices ranging from
$60 for an 8-inch baby doll to $650
for a couture 21 -inch Cissy doll.
But Lewis, who todk over two years
ago, shares Madame Alexander’s vi
sion. She hopes to revive it by improv
ing productivity without sacrificing
When Madame Alexander left,
“some of the innovation went away,”
said Lewis, who has worked at Mattel,
Tyco and Tonka. “What we have done
over the last two years is bring that in
novation back.
“In the baby doll line, we’re ad
dressing the more contemporary baby
... how children want to play with dolls.
We’re addressing the themes, the col
ors, the sculpts that appeal to today’s
The company’s gross sales have
doubled in the last two years, to $30
million in 1996.
Part of this innovation is the return
of the high-fashion Cissy, the nation’s
first full-figured doll, which was last
produced in 1952. The six different
Cissy dolls have separate ensembles
“beautiful enough for a woman, but
made for a doll,” Lewis said.
Nearly all of the different doll types
have the same childlike, wide-eyed
face, individualized only by their char
acter, hairstyle and costume.
Except for a brief period when they
were made out of cloth or composite
materials, Alexander Dolls have been
made of plastic.
“Madame deliberately didn’t do
porcelain,” Lewis said. “She said a
child shouldn’t have a doll that will
But to give the dolls a satiny,
porcelainlike appearance, the sculpts
are tumbled in a mixture of olive oil
and sawdust for two hours and 15 min
The company’s initiatives also ex
tend to the workers themselves.
This year the company challenged
its designers and workers to produce
“a piece that would make the entire
industry turn to Alexander and say,
‘Wow,’” Lewis said.
The result is a 35-piece “Alice in'
Wonderland vs. Through the Looking
Glass” chess set for auction at the an
nual teddy bear and doll convention in
Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
“I like to think that our factory is
like Alice going through the Looking
Glass,” Lewis said wistfully.
Nike College Flag Football
Regional Championships
at the University of Nebraska-LIncoln. Compete against
the Midwest’s best Men's. Women’s, and Co-Rec flag
football teams on Novemeber 15-17. Enter your team at
the Office of Campus Recreation by November 8. The
cost is $80. The winner receives an all expense paid trip
to the Nike National Flag Football Championships in New
Orleans, December 27 through January 1. There will also
be prizes awarded and sponsor gifts given away to
tournament participants. Contact the Office of Campus
Recreation at 472-3467 for more information.
Number #1 College
1-809-404-4689. $.60+. Low ild applies. 18+.
Phi Beta Chi
Are you interested in meeting new people? Do you want
to get involved on campus? Come meet us! We’re Phi
Beta Ghi sorority and we are looting for new members. We
will be meeting Wednesday. Nov. 6. and Thursday, Nov.
7 at 7.00 PM. We will be meeting in the Neihardt Blue TV
Lounge. If you have nay questions, please call Becca
Card at 467-4644. Hope to see you there!!
Special Guest Speaker
Regent Charles Wilson
of Lincoln
All Students Welcome
630 PM—City Union
Room to be posted
UNL Pre-Vet Club
Meeting Nov. 6 7:00 pm, East Union Room Posted
Eating Disorder Support Group
ATTENTION WOMEN: If you are looKing for confidential
and supportive environment to tak about living with an
eating disorder, please attend thi6 support group. The
group meets Tuesdays from 530-7 PM in the Women's
Center, 340 Nebraska Union. Questions? Call Kris, 472
Marketing Club
Meeting Thursday Nov 7.6pm at the Union. Room will be
posted. Come and see if you are in good standing!
Two Doctors from the Lincoln Family Practice Clinic will be
speaking to us this Tuesday, Nov. 5th, at 730p.m„ in the
union, room will be posted. All Are Welcom e to come learn
more about Family Medicinel
If you have been Initiated into your home PEO chapter, we
would Ike you to join our college group. Sunday, Novem
ber 10 at 630pm. Call 464-4340 for more information.
Phi Eta Sigma
Tuesday, November 5.730 at the Student Union. (Room
to be posted).
Pre-Physical Therapy Club
Our next meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 PM in the Union.
We will be having speaker on "How to Interview."
Students in Free Enterprise.
Meeting Wednesday, November 6 at 5 p.m. in the Union.
Room to be posted. Questions, call 472-0746. New mem
bers welcome.
Meeting on Wed. Nov. 16, at 600 PM in Manter. All
members' attendance strongly suggested!
University Ambassadors
Meeting tonight at 6 PM in the Union, Regency A.
Meeting Tuesday, November 5, 8pm, East Campus
Union. ,. *a> *■ *
Pic A Mister For Your Sister
Saturday November 9th
Ladies get ready to see who the lucky man is!
Congratulations forgetting 1st place in Sigma Chi Derby
Days! You guys are the best!
Congratulations to the 1996 New Member class on your
initiation! May this be the beginning of a lifetime of
Congratulations to Jay Nelson for being selected ASUN
representative for the Law College.
Your Acacia Brothers
Thanks for the fun night of pool last Wednesday!
The Men of Theta Xi
A special thank you to the Ladies of Kappa Delta for
attending the Halloween philanthropy at Saint E lizabeth's.
We'll get dressed up with you Ladies anytime.
The Men of Alpha Gamma Sigma
Way to go, Dustin Quick, on being elected President of
Arts & Sciences Advisory Board I We are very proud of
Love, Your Sisters
Acacia end Alpha C& Omega
“East Campus Story”
‘Star Trek: The Wrath of Dan Neenee”
November 7 at 8PM,
Nov. 8 at 7:00 and 9:00PM.
‘Something to offend everyone”
Thanks somuch to Jack Baker and Brian Morrowforbeing
the best Derby Day coaches ever! We couldVe never took
second without your constant support and inspiration last
week. We love you guys!
A big high-five, elbow hit, and shimmy sugar goes out to
Jack Baker, Jake Buss, Lane Hopkins, and Brian Morrow
for being the best friends we've ever bought. We must
have a reunion soon!
_ Love, the Theta Girls
Student Government Positions
Publications Board
Athletic Dept. Comm.
Women’s Issues
Deadline for all positions
Wed. Nov.20 -4:00p.m.
Applications available at
115 Nebraska Union
Special Guest Speaker
Regent Charts* Wilson
of Lincoln
All Students Welcome
6:30 PM—City Union
Room to be posted
Found: Oasis keys at party Friday night 435-1891.
Credit Card fundraisers for fraternities, sororities &
groups. Any campus organization can raise up to *1000
y earning a whopping 15.00/VISA application.
Cj3m-800-932-0528 ext. 65
Qualified callers receive FREE T-SHIRT.
Assistant Cook
At sorority, approx. 20 hours/week. Afternoons and early
evenings. Call 436-6295 or stop by 1619 R St for an
★ *k 'A
Attention Students.
Fast growing telemarketing firm where the work environ
ment is stimulating and fun and where YOU CAN MAKE
Starting with a guaranteed $6.50 rate, you can earn
$10.00 with good performance. We also oner paid train
ing, casual dress code, awesome non-cash bonuses and
flexfole hours. Two blocks from campus. A great part
time position— see for yourself!
Apply in person or call Heidi. EOE.
Suite 304 Gold's Galleria
★ 'A ★
Attention students!!! Are you short of cash? Need $$$ for
college expenses? Make $$$ money aU fall and winter. Let
us help. 1-800-256-0641.
Before & After School
Lincoln Parks and Recreation has openings with before
and after school programs working wkh elementary chfl
dren. One opening available Immediately with after school
program. Other openings to start Jan. 6. 1997. Before
School Hours. 7-9am, ($5.20-$5.40/hr). After School
Hours 3:15-5:45pm ($5.00-$5.20/hr). Days Mon - Fri.
Appl^ayria^rouTKl office, second floor. 1225 F Street
If so, Rock ‘n Roll Runza is currently seeking dedicated
entertaining waiters staff and kitchen positions to fil full/
part-time day and evening positions, in return for your
hard work and dedication we offer you the folowing:
•Great Starting Wage
•Flexible Scheduling
•Meal Discounts
•Scholarship Program
•and Much More
So, if your a student that is looking to work for a few hours
a week or a person wkh extra time on their hands, don't
wait head down to Rock‘n Roll Runza 14th & "P and apply
Domino's Pizza is now hiring for delivery drivers. Must
have own vehicle and proof of insurance. Flexible hours
to meet your schedule at school. Apply at any Domino's
Pizza location.
Cheley Colorado Camps
In the Rocky Mountains near Estes Park is hiring enthu
siastic individuals to work with campers ages 9-17. Cooks/
Dishwashers, Unit Directors, Drivers, Office Personnel,
RNs, Wranglers, Photographers: Counselors with skills In
Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Climbing Wail, Chal
lenge-Course, Camping, Sports, Crafts. Song-Leading.
Archery, or RVIery, Room/board, salary, travel allowance.
Must be at least a Sophomore and able to work June 9
August 12,1997. On-campus interviews. For Information,
ver, CO 80206 or cat 800-226-7386^_
Childcare Cooridinator
Responslbtitles: activity planning, supervisor of staff,
communication with parents/scnool, 20-30hra/week.
must be available mornings and early evenings. Excellent
organizational skills required, apply: Northeast YMCA
Downtown YMCA hiring early morning front desk heb.
Apply at 1039 “P* St 434-9232_
Evening and/or weekend work. Resume experience.
$10.85 to start Filling 35 positions by 10/29. call M-W3
7 PM 477-8663.
Fleming Company
Is Currently hiring PT order selector. Starting
wage is $7.50. Starting time at 12 noon or 1 pm.
If you want a PT job while you are in school stop
by the NE Job Service at 1010 N Street and a&
to apply for Fleming Co.
Flexible Hours
Lunch and evening help. Open year round. Great salary.
Responsbility. Advancement. We'll work with your sched
ule. Apply In person, West *0* Dairy Queen. 475-3406.
Full or part-time available, depending on qualifications.
There are opportunities of any nature in running a hard
ware store. Apply in person, Sutter Place Ace Hardware,
48th & Hwy 2.
FUN FUN FUN This job is so much fun you'll hardly know
you're working. Call Georgia for interview. 474-4880.
Hash for this Sorority and you will get free meals, a
paycheck, and lots of new friends. 436-9861.
Country Club
has openings for day and evening FT and PT wait staff
and banquet staff. Excellent working conditions and
0S<treetApply Tu<*day-Sunday from 9 AM-7 PM. 8901 E.
Knolls Restaurant
Several positions available for evening dining room/ban
quet staff. Perfect hours for students' schedules. DON'T
WAIT! Call NOW for more information: 423-2843.
Lazio’s Brewery & Grill
'Come see what we can offer you!
'Wages that only the most successful restaurant in
town can offer! *
'Team work at it’s best!
'Unparalleled training and support!
'Paid vacations!
'Closed on major holidaysl
'Some daytime availability required!
*50% employee discounts!
*You Do Not have to wear a name tag!
'And nobody sings Happy Birthday!
Apply in person for a seriously unique opportunity with
Lazio’s, 710 P Street between 2-4pm, Monday, Tuesday,
or Thursday.
101.9FM/the EDGE Is seeking a part-time assistant to
help out In the new Lincoln studio. Position will entail
answering phones, assisting account executives and
coordinating prize give-aways. Advertising background Is
Weeee drop off isaurne fay 5pm
Wednesday, November 6th
at 1033 O Street, Suite 100
Gokfe ffielmte.
Lollipop Farm
Needs Part Time employees immediately. Must be reS
abie and flexible. Afternoon hours. Apply in person at 301
South 48th in Lincoln. _
Mulligans Grill & Pub
Currently accepting applications for cocktail watery and
cooks. Apply In person dally a 5500 Old Chenney Road.
Need people for snow removal. $ 10/hour. 430-6293.
Now hiring PT dish washers and line cooks. Please apply
in person at 6440 O Street,
Need fun, out-going people to work in sales. Training
available. Call 483-1903 for interview.
Excellent experience for Human Setvice6/Psychoiogy
Majors. Lincoln Personal Crisis Service wilt hold a one day
volunteer training session Saturday Nov. 16. from 9-430
at Community Mental Heath Center, 2200 St. Mary's
(near Lincoln GeneraQ.To register call 475-5171 or 489
3275 and leave your name and number.
Lincoln CableViaion has two full-time openings in its
Advertising Production Department. Positions offer the
opportunity to train on state of the art equipment, a
creative working environment and an excellent benefits
Short and edit telewsion commercials and promotion^
spots. Qualified candidates will have a BA in Broadcast
Journalism and a professional attitude. Avid experience a
plus. Demo tape required.
Write commercials and promtional spots. Qualified candi
dates will have a BA In Advertising Journalism, excellent
written and verbal communication skits and a profes
sional attitude. Writing samples required.
Send resume and required material to:
Lincoln GraeVision
Human Resources
5400 S. 16th St
Lincoln, NE 68512
No Phone cells
CableViaion is an Equal O^portuntyBaptoyer M/F/
•Make a difference to protect the environment
^!L "Earn an average of $7.25 an hour weekdays,
$8.*° an hour on weekends!
f*K**^J*4& *Be a part of a company that cares!