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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
The Daily Nebraskan
Station A. Lincoln, Ncbraika
UNIVERSITY Of NEBRASKA
Under direction of th Btndent Publication Boara
PublUhea Tandar, Wednesday, Thursday. Friday, and Sunday
rnlnra during tha academio yaar.
Editorial OffiM UalTcraity Hall 4.
Ruainaaa Office U Hall, Room No. 4.
ffieo Honra Editorial SUIT, 1:00 to 0:00 except Frjar and
Sunday. Buaincaa Buffi aftarnoona azeept Friday ana
TelephoneeEaHorial and Buslnaaa : B6801. No. lit. Night BS881
Entered aa laeond-elaai matter at the poatoffie in Lincoln,
Nebraska, ander act of Congreee. March 8, 1879. and at apocial
rata mt poatao provided for In aeotion 1108, act of October 8,
1(17, authoriied January 80. 1882
l a yaar.
Single Copy eanti
Horace W. Gomon
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITORS
llary Louiae Freeman
Aaat. Managing Editor
Aaat Managing Editor
T. SIMPSON MORTON
BicEard F. Vetta
. Aaat. Buaineaa Manager
. Circulation Manager
FRIDAY. MAY 27. 1927.
While the University is in somewhat of a state
-.an n Oa ATI Hincr election of a new Chancellor and
determination of policies, it might be well to consider
the problems of duplications of courses in various ue
partments, and inefficient or digressive instruction on
the part of some instructors.
Several years ago, before Dr. Lees retired on ac
count of ill health, th office of University Provost was
created for the express purpose of visitation of class
rooms and checking up on duplications of courses and
kindred matters. Professor Lees was preeminently fit
ted for such a position of responsibility and tact, and
the authorities since have not been able to find a man
who could successfully fill the office.
Th notorious digressions of certain instructors
who spend hour after hour talking upon subjects en
tirely unrelattd with the courses they are supposed to
teach according to the registration contract entered
into with the students, are fairly well known, at least
among the students. The students most of the time do
not object. Instructors of that calibre ordinarily are
equally well known for giving "pipe" courses, and
many students choose them for that reason. Serious
students intent on studying the subject described in
the catalog ordinarily pick the instructors who they
know will concentrate on the subject matter.
Instructors who take up valuable lecture and reci
tation time in talking about unrelated and foreign
subjects, of course, glibbly justify their actions on the
grounds of academic freedom. But academic freedom
has never been interpreted to mean academic anarchy.
So long as we have a formal system of education with
prescribed courses and an expectation of results from
the teaching of those courses, such anarchy of teaching
is quite unfair to the students and to the institution
which puts its stamp of guarantee on the courses taken.
Laudable and honest as may be the particular subject
of digression, if it is indulged in to excess it amounts
to nothing but dishonesty on the part of the instructor.
"Slippery Ten" and "Oily Three" will make a dud
of a pair of campaign slogans next year as compared
with the vigorously greasy slogans "Slippery Seven"
and "Oily Six" we had this spring.
The assertion of the Ivy Day orator yesterdaythat
colleges and universities are on trial finds ample cor
robation in newspapers and magazines this spring.
Several of the better magazines have carried lengthy
articles within the past two months decrying the
frivolousness of college education, and urging instead
of the four years of supposed concentrated study a
more leisurely and penetrating study extending over an
individual's entire life. An epidemic of student riots
and other headline attracting splurges of student life
have not helped tha situation in the least.
Yes colleges are on trial. And it is up to - the
students now graduating to prove the value of their
education when they step out into the larger world of
actualities where life is not simply one made dash from
class to class, and from party to party. The value of
a college education is most often measured in the mind
of the layman by the quality of the output. Graduates
of the University become in effect walking representa
tives of their alma mater.
The Daily Nebraskan appointments for next sem
ester are not to be announced until Sunday. The poli
tical astuteness of campus politicians can, however,
be pretty well adjudged by the fact that nearly all of
them who are interested in any way think they know
just how the selections came out.
AND MORE WONDERS ARE TO COME
College newspapers printed since the flight of
Lindbergh from New York to Paris are beginning to
roll into the Nebraskan office. For some reason or
other the big majority of the boys and girls running
the editorial column fail to get as much excited over
the record-breaking and trail-blazing adventure as the
more dignified and sedate metropolitan papers did
Perhaps youth is so used to seeing the unusual and
wonderful happen and is confident of seeing more of
it in the future that they fail to get much excited over
event a trans-Atlantic flight. Or perhaps it is only
again a manifestation or the blase attitude of "young
fellers" to nearly everything that comes along.
At any rate, it should not be forgotten that Lind
bergh's accomplishment is not the only miraculous
achievement of man in the past year or two. In the
last two or three years has been perfected a process
fo. sending pictures by telegraph and telephone not
only .etween important points in this country, but
even between Europe and this country. In fact pic
tures of Lindbergh's landing in Paris were very shortly
transmitted back to New York, and a short time later
were published in Omaha and Lincoln papers among
many others in the country. Just a few weeks ago
commercial telephone service was inaugurated between
any point in the United States and any point in Eng
land. And Lindbergh was the first to use this trans-
Atlantic talking service between Paris and Detroit when
he talked with his mother.
Now those two achievements of communications
are fully as wonderful, in many respects more wonder
ful than Lindbergh own flight across the ocean. Yet
thy failed utterly to attract popular acclaim anywhere
near matching that given to Lindbergh. The reason for
it is probebly the youth and character of Lindberch for
one thing. The world likes a dashing reckless young
hero. And then Lindbergh's accomplishment was a
physical one. He actually transported himself from
one side to the other. He dared death in so doing.
There were crowds on hand to see him start out, and
crowds on hand to see him land. The other aecom
; -i laments sending of pictures and sending of the hu-i-
-.n voice over three thousand miles of ocean were
'' fiknlly and unostentiously. The romantic, senti
'1 repeal was lacking.
A new adventure book just published in New
York was sent the Daily Nebraskan for a review a few
days ago. It is written in the first person. After reading
through 169 pages, the reviewer remembers two small
paragraphs in which capital I was not used. Instead of
a review, he is planning a letter to the publishers
asking how much the author had to pay to have the
When Andy Gump was running for Congress a
few years ago politicians watched his campaign with
as much interest as the actual campaign in progress at
the time. Now tlml Widow Zander is out to get Bimbo,
co-eds are awaiting the final outcome with just about
as much interest as they display in watching local cam
pus and hometown affairs.
Glee Club will not meet Wednesday eve
ning. Fall rehearaal Friday afternoon at E.
Everybody must be present.
irun oi'iiuiji I'm i i j win uv ' j - .
at the Cornhuaker. Open to all Irun Sphinx
ana iron opmnx aiumni.
Take it from one who knows from experience,
having a couple of teeth pried out of your mouth is
not especially conducive to concentrated thought. It
isn't the pain so much as the feeling that you have an
unnecessarily large mouth.
Editorials for the last two or three issues of a col
lege paper are hard to write when there is nothing in
particular to storm about and fight against.
Last night's rain put to rout for a short time the
hot winds of Kansas and Oklahoma.
In Other Columns
Another good co-educational institution Marriage.
It used to be polite to let a girl get on a car first.
Now it's a treat. Denver Clarion.
How many sides there are to a question depends
on how many are interested in it. University Daily
Sometimes the cream of college humor is only
scum. Kilikilik (Heidelberg University).
The road to heaven is complete. Previously we
have learned how to gain the skin you love to touch,
how to remember, how not to offend the boss, and how
to secure wim, wigor and witality; and now a well
known cigaret manufacturer is showing us how to be
come opera singers.
Ohio State Lantern.
Merely a Myth
Perhaps this really shouldn't be told, but oh, well,
here goes anyway. Apologies are offered to any who
feel the need of them.
It seems that one time a young man who had com
pleted three semesters of gymnasium work was forced
to drop the course because of ill health. Time flitted
awhile and the young man eventually became a senior,
enrolled in a special exercise course to re-build his
Came then an instructor with the dictum: "Rec
ords of your previous gym work seem to have been
lost Unless you pass the freshman 100-foot swim
ming test, you flunk this course, and don't receive your
Nothing loath, the obliging senior dived into the
pool and swam the required distance, plus a few extra
feet for good measure. As he crawled out of the pool,
he was heard to inquire; "Well, if one must swim 100
feet for an A. B., how far must he swim for a Ph. D?"
(Continued from Page One.)
Oscar Norling is an Alpha Sigma
Phi, Corn Cob, member of Varsity
Dance committee and University
Nicht Committee and has been a
news editor of the Daily Nebraskan
Thomas Elliott, Sigma Phi Epsilon,
is a basketball and tennis letter-man,
captain of this year's tennis team
and next year's basketball squad.
Richard Vette is a member of Beta
Theta Pi. He is assistant business
manager of the Daily Nebraskan this
year. He was on the student council
during the past year and was elected
treasurer of next year's council.
Emerson Mead is a Phi Kappa Psi
and has been editor of the Nebraska
Blue Print the past year. He was re
cently chosen general manager of
the Blue Print for next year.
Robert Davenport is a member of
Delta Tau Delta and is a track letter-man.
He is a member of the
newly elected student council.
Archibald Eddy is an Acacia and
was managing editor of the Corn-
husker this year. He will be editor-in-chief
of the year-book next year.
Ralph Bergsten is an Alpha Tau
Omega and was business manager
of the Cornhusker the past year. He
was elected to the student publica
tions board at the last election.
James Jensen is an Alpha Gamma
Rho' and president of the student
council for next year. He is a mem
ber of Alpha Zeta, and Phi Sigma.
Glen Presnell is also a member
of Alpha Gamma Rho and is a foot
Lee Vance is a member of Beta
Theta Pi and the Kosmet Klub. He
has been managing1 editor of the
Daily Nebraskan the present semes
ter. Ccraldine Fleming, new president
of Mortarboards, is an Alpha Chi
Omega, president of Tassels and
Y. W. C. A. secretary.
Ruth Clendenin is president of the
Big Sister Board, president of tha
Dramatic club and a member of
Ruth Palmer is an Alpha Omicron
Pi, and is vice-president of the stu
dent council. She has been a news
editor on the Daily Nebraskan this
Eloise Keefer, Alpha Omicron Pi,
is vice-president of A. W. S. and is,
publicity chairman for the Y. W. C.
Mary Kinney is on the Big Sister
board and will be Y. W. C. A. pres
ident for the coming year.
Helen Anderson, an Alpha Phi, is
president of the A. W. S. for the
Grace Modlin is a Phi Mu and a
member of the W. A. A., and Y. W.
C. A. cabinet.
Helen Eastman is a Delta Zeta and
Silver Serpent. She is secretary of
the Pan-Hellenic board.
Hazel Sutton is Y. W. C. A. fi
Helen Clarke is an Alpha Xi Delta
and a member of W. A. A., Y; W.
C. A., and Freshmen commission.
Hazel Snavely is W. A. A. pres
ident for the coming year.
Ruth Barker is a Phi Omega Pi
and is Y. W. C. A. vice-president for
Miss Elsie Ford Piper, assistant
dean of women, took her A. B. here
TO BE ANNODNCED
(Continued from Page One )
Lucille Hac Music and its rela
tion to Life.
Dorothy Norm Present Status of
Morality in our University.
Annie Bracket Palladian and Pal
shipthel Saxton University Citizen,
Ernst Clements Monev Mn.
Who Gets the Money? Mney
Weldon Melick The Khaki Boom
Will Owen Jones, '86, Judge C M
Skiles, '92, and E. C. Fisher ''22
were the judges. ' ' '
The program included a flute solo
by Caroline Beach and a piano solo
by Mary Kinney.
The Handy Place
Three doors south of Unl
Cloan towel ueedl on aach
116 No. 13th Street
GIFTS FOR GRADUATION
Many Unique and Novel Ones
EASTMAN KODAK STORE?, INC.
(Formerly Lincoln Photo Supply Co.)
1217 O St.
Hear These New Victor Releases
The Doll Dance Fox Trot.
Flapperette Fox Trot
NAT SHILKNETS VICTOR ORCHESTRA.
If You're In Love You'll Waltz Waltz.
ROGER WOLFE KAHN AND HIS ORCHESTRA.
Following the Sun Around Fox Trot.
JACQUES RENARD AND HIS ORCHESTRA.
Silver Song Bird Fox Trot.
Love Me All the TimeWaltz.
GOODRICH SILVERTOWN CORD ORCHESTRA.
There's Something Nice About Everyone Fox Trot.
The More We Are Together Fox Trot.
NAT SHILXNET AND HIS ORCHESTRA.
Schmoeller & Mueller Piano Co.
1220 O St.
' The Summer Vacation
"Guess I'll go back and work on the farm this
summer," says one of the numerous college students
who will be released from scholastic responsibility this
spring until the first of next September.
"I suppose I'll take my old summer job in the home
town hardware store," says another.
"Don't know what I'll do yet," complains another.
"All the hash slinging jobs will be taken by the time
I get home."
"I'm all lined up for a trip north as chauffeur for
a gang of people," says the next one.
And so their plans go. Billy, who is majoring in
chemistry spends his summer chaperoning cattle trains;
while Bob, who came to college to learn how to be a big
business man, will find his summer employment running
a street car. Some fortunate ones will enjoy European
sights or long automobile tours.
But whatever they do, it's going to be great expe
rience, and will be an important part of the education
they're receiving during their four college years.
The University of .Virginia has started a new fea
ture that is worthy of consideration by other univer
sities. It is organizing an Institute of Public Affairs
with a purpose of studying and discussing government
al problems which are now paramount in the country.
The Institute is to be addressed by such men as
Presidents Butler of Columbia and Chase of the Uni
versity of North Caiolina, United States Senator Cou-
zens and Glass. Governors Byrd of Virginia and Ritchie
of Maryland, and others.
These people, leaders in politics and thought, will
discuss various issues of interest to most students
And perhaps will eliminate some misconceived ideas and
prejudices that may get afloat in universities.
The plan looks promising and perhaps will get
trials throughout the country. But the question comes
up whether these men can discuss current topics truth'
fully and conscientiously and not be criticized as rad
ical and misguiding the youth. We will wait to see the
outcome at Virginia.
Ohio State Lantern.
It has long been a recognized fact that those en.
gaged in the profession of teaching, and especially col
lege professors, are for the most part underpaid. Ob
viously. until somethinar is done about it. the nrnfes.
sors will continue to be low-salaried. Now and then
some editor mentions it as a matter of fact and it is
soon forgotten again.
The most regrettable thing about the matter is
that as long as the pecuniary remuneration continues
to be small, big men in their lines, men who could im
part worthwhile knowledge to the coming generation,
are not going to be attracted by or inveigled into the
business of teaching. , They would rather follow snm
other phase of their work where the money reward is
larger ana the possibilities greater. On the other hand
the profession is blessed with a great many outstanding
men who care enough about the business of teaching
what tney know to the younger people, to do it for a
small financial gain. Although these men will continue
to teach, certainly no ono will deny that they deserve
more than they receive in the way of salaries.
As one editor puts it, "it is time that the big in
dustries 'came through' and made it ponsible for col
leges to pay large salaries." Until that time, it is to be
looked at in a consequential way: that the teaching
profession will not advance intellectually, individually,
and as a vital instrument in the education of Young
America, under the present low-salaried conditions, in
the way it would in the near future were the financial
remuneration to be substantially increased.
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