The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on October 16, 1977 · Page 23
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 23

Provo, Utah
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Sunday, October 16, 1977
Page 23
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Sunday, October 16, 1977, THE HERALD, Provo, Utah- Page 27 VJ TAD DANIELSKI, professor of theater and cinematic arts at BYU, has been invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which sponsors the Academy Awards, Drama Leader Chosen tor Academy Board Tad Danielewski - professor of theatre and cinematic arts at Brigham Young University and noted motion picture, television, and stage director and producer — has been invited to become a member of the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The invitation by the professional organization, which presents annually the Academy Awards, came after a group of directors nominated him for entry into the Academy. Only 12 were nominated to the directors producers branch and Prof. Danielewski is the only one who is teaching full time on a university campus. The academy is divided into 12 branches which include writers, producers, designers, composers, cinematographers, editors, special effects, etc. The letter of invitation from Academy President Howard W. Koch pointed out that "The Academy is an honorary association of film artists and craftsmen whose purpose is to foster cooperation among creative leaders for cultural, educational, and technological progress. "Our annual Academy Awards, voted by the entire active membership, are given for outstanding artistic and technical achievements. Membership is offered to those who have made significant contributions to the arts and sciences of motion pictures." Professor Danielewski said he was both surprised and flattered upon receiving the invitation. The academy usually takes about one year to investigate the nominees, and no one is nominated for the organization unless he has made several feature (full-length) films and received several awards.. As a member of the academy, he will be invited to screenings of final selected products being considered for award nominations. He will also see movies in Utah and evaluate them prior to receiving the academy's ballot in December. In April he will be invited to attend the Academy Awards, presentation in Hollywood. . Professor Danielewski joined the BYU faculty the fall of 1975 after spending a spring term on campus as a guest lecturer. His best-known work, for which he received an Emmy, was the production of "Africa," a four-hour ABC-TV color film special with Gregory Peck. The production also won 40 other awards. A native of Poland, Professor Danielewski has directed a film adaptation of Sartre's "No Exist," which won two first place prizes at the Berlin Film Festival, and has co-authoried a screenplay of "Imperial Woman" with Pearl S. Buck for Joseph E. Levine and Paramount Pictures. He has also been director of "Wide Wide World" and "Omnibus" for television, as well as for the New York Repertory Theatre and the Ford Foundation. The professor studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and received a BFA with highest honors from Ohio University in 1950. He did graduate work in stage and television at Iowa State University, and while at Johns Hopkins University conducted graduate research into television directing in cooperation with NBC-TV. In 1957 he became president of Stratton Productions, Inc., a firm engaged in production of plays, films, and TV programs. BYU Microbiology Professor Retiring Dr. Jay V. Beck, a professor of microbiology whose research on the use of bacteria in mining operations has received global attention, will be honored Tuesday upon his retirement from Brigham Young University. A retirement banquet for Dr. Beck will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Skyroom of the Wilkinson Center. Microbiology Department faculty members and special guests are invited to attend, according to Dr. David Donaldson, department chairman. Dr. Don H Larsen, long-time associate of the retiree, will give a special tribute to him at the dinner. A native of American Fork, Dr. Beck earned B.A. and M.A. degree at BYU in 1933 and 1936 respectively. He taught chemistry and mathematics at North Sevier High School one year, then the same subjects on the .college level at Dixie College lor one year. While earning i Ph P in microbiology it we University of California at Berkeley UNO), ne worked three years as a technician it (he university, then was in associate chemist for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in San Frgwitco tor ttvt yum- He ierv*4 M an anil- JAY V. BECK tant professor 1944-46 at the University of Idaho, then the following years a roicrobiologist for the Pennsylvania Grade Crude Oil Association. He taught microbiology at Pennsylvania State University from 1947-5J before joining the BYU faculty, beginning his service as chairman of the Department of Bacteriology. A prolific writer and a member of many professional organizations. Pr- Beck was a Guggenheim Fellow at SKeff eld University in England and a National Institute of Health Special fellow at Stanford after joining the BYU facujty. . , He has been principal investigator on research pSrimn NH1 (four Rree-yeir grants). 17 Families Test 'Skills' Surviving Nuclear Attack by Building Shelters Up Hobble Creek "A nuclear attack will occur in 72 hours. Go build your fallout shelter now!" With that warning, 17 Utah Valley families recently hurried to Hobble Creek Canyon east of Springville and built various types of temporary shelters within 13 to 48 hours in a simulated bomb attack exercise. The project was directed by Dr. Spencer J. Condie, of the Brigham Young University Sociology Department for the Oakridge National Laboratory and the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency to test the feasibility of such preparations. Assisting also were Dr. Reese J. Goodwin, BYU Civil Engineering Department, and Dr. John F. A. Seggar, Sociology Department. The families had been recruited for the exercise previously but did not know when their warning would come. As they left they were given plans for one of seven types of shelters which-could be constructed from available materials on a 20-acre site in the canyon. Only two families were on the site at any one time. Top simulate crisis conditions, the groups were offered a base pay rate for construction of the shelter within a specified time. If the shelter was completed in half the specified time an additional bonus was given. All of the groups except one received the bonus. "There is a growing need for civil defense," according to Dr. Condie. TAKING A BREATHER after the strenuous task of constructing a fallout shelter in a civil defense experiment are members of the Dave Kragthorpe family. Dave is assistant head football coach at BYU. His was one of 17 families participating in the exercise. From left are Steve, Dave, Kurt and Mrs. Kragthorpe. "Most of the money in the Defense Department goes to weapons and not to civil defense preparedness." He concluded that the experiment demonstrated that people unskilled in construction, within a limited amount of time, can construct a shelter to withstand a nuclear blast and fallout. "Although the shelters look quite primitive, similar ones were tested at the White Sands missile range in New Mexico and withstood major shock. The door - covered trench is almost as effective as a concrete bomb shelter," he said. The shelters were made of logs, doors, newspapers, and other household items, depending on the design. Only general instructions of the shelters were explained and the families had no prior knowledge of the shelter design or location. "In the event of nuclear war, the U.S. would have about 72 hours notice," Dr. Condie said. Threatening countries would evacuate major cities that soon before an actual attack." Occasionally professors observed the construction of the shelters but were not allowed to assist in any way. Participants faced a number of problems because some designs were very complex. "The whole concept of a nuclear shelter was so foreign to them they had difficulty conceiving of the construction of entrances and ventilation pumps," Dr. Condie observed. "In some cases trial and error seemed to be the necessary step toward completion." Various groups of families were united who might need to combine forces to construct a shelter in the event of an attack. The groups ranged from a couple with a baby to a family of eight. Dr. Condie said the shelters are safer than private homes because they won't burn from a nuclear heat wave and will give with major shocks. The father of the family of eight concluded, "Now I have a .feeling of security." The Changing of the Queen's Life Guard photographed in St. James' Park, London, England Your Man in Wool is Our Man in London from Hart Schaff ner and Marx* ZOXVII With the possible exception of an umbrella and bowler hat, our man in London has everything going for him in this impeccably styled grey flannel suit from Hart Schaffner and Marx. A Regent Street tailor would be hard pressed to duplicate the detailing of its fine, 2-button, center vent coat, classic four pocket vest and bit-of-therflare, trouser. At an uninflated $260, you may even catch a member of the Queen's Guard with a smile. Men's Clothing.

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