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..THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Friday, May 12, 1950
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Managing Editor Buce Kennedy, Gene Berg
Hewe Editors Norma Chubbuck, Poochle Redlger,
Jerry Warren, Kent Axtell, Joan Kramer
ports Editor Klm"' Karabatsot
Ac Editor Jan renstei
twisty Editor PP"l,v ''ftZ!
Photographer Hank L,mm"
Business Manager Keith O'Bannon
Assistant Business Manager". II !t1 Randolph, Jack Cohen. Chuch Burmelstet
Circulation Manager wn1 V"'1
Night News Editor Jejn Fenater
Teacher Rating ...
During the present semester we have attempted to
interest students and faculty in a system whereby students
would have an opportunity to rate instructors on their
methods and abilities in teaching courses.
To the Editor:
Thursday morning about 11:15 .m., 1 walked by the playground
(if you wish to call It that) south of Teachers' college. There were
several young prospective teachers there with a group of kids who
were probably in kindergarten or perhaps the first grade. They
were playing games with the children.
Thert, what 1 heard was provoking. It went something like this:
"the last one down is a 'nigger baby," Of course, they were just
piaying "King Kround a Rosy," an innocent little game. And then
tne mue children would quickly squat down, for who wants to be a
If this isn't sowing the seeds of prejudice, how else mn it
aone: Ana right on this campus, before our very eyes. Imagine a
iNegro passei-Dy, overhearing these words. Wouldn't he feel elated'
Wouldn't he feel like laughing?
We talk and talk about racial prejudice. One goes to the Coli-
it. ouucne, a .negro, DUt one or the ereatost mnn irm
ever uvea, preach a sermon on peace and understanding. A few
days later one heard prejudice, unwittingly, being taught to our
It makes one wonder. Is tradition so Rtrr.no- r -
indispensable that they cannot be done away with, or at least the
woiua cnangea: words which may seem humnmnc Kt ,.,m.
subtly implant themselves and grow?
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.capunsiDie ior mis, or rather so irresDonsible e tn
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permit it to occur?
Obviously, the idea didn't take hold to any great extent.
. Another committee was set up to contact other colleges
and universities which use teacher-rating systems. But the
. year is fast drawing to a close, and we have heard no word
about the findings of this committee. i
It has been our contention all along that a teacher
ratine system of some kind would be a great help to in
structors. No one is perfect, and in an institution such as
th? University of Nebraska any opportunity for improving
ourselves should be welcomed with open arms.
Most students attend a university to improve them
selves by adding to their knowledge and wisdom. But this
certainly doesn t mean that because a student has been
graduated he is fully capable of meeting every situation.
There is always room for more improvement, more knowl
edge and more wisdom. The old fable, "you can't teach an
old dog new tricks" doesn't mean a thing in this advancing
world of ours.
We arc not saying that every instructor in the Uni
versity is an "old dog" who won't accept criticism of his
work. Nor are we saying that every instructor m the Uni
versity does such a poor job of teaching that he has to be
watched and rated at every turn.
On the contrary, we firmly believe that Nebraska uni
. versity's teaching staff is one of the best in the country
If we didn't think this, we would have transferred to a
different school long ago.
But we do feel that through the suggestions and criti
; cisms of a teacher-rating system Nebraska instructors
could do an even better job in preparing students for their
roles m the business and professional world. And who but
! the students themselves can tell whether an instructor is
doing an adequate job?
Earlier this semester we printed a teacher-rating scale
which is used by many schools throughout the country.
Several requests were received in this office for copies of
the scale. We have been able to obtain a small number,
and any instructor who wishes copies may get them by
calling or writing The Daily Nebraskan.
We have never advocated the use of teacher-rating
scales as a hiring-and-firing measure. The only method in
which they would do any good would be on a voluntary
basis with the hope that instructors will feel it to their ad
Vantage to use the scale.
The present committee studying the situation will not,
in all probability, get much done this semester. We recom
mend, therefore, that an adequate scale be drawn up for
future years and that copies of it be made available for anv
instructor who desires to improve his teaching: abilities. If Holy Communion at 7 a. m
SUCh a Scale were made available, we feel sure that manv Breakfast following. Thursday.
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uisuuuuia wuuiu De anxious to maKe good use or it.
By Marvel Phillips
Sunday, May 14, 5:30 p. m.
Group meets for supper and
worship, followed by deputation
service at First Baptist church.
Sunday, May 14, Mass at 9 and
11 a. m., XYZ Union. Tuesday,
May 16, 7:30 p. m. Stury club
meetings at Union and at Ag
Saturday, May 13, Student
Fellowship leaves at 10:30 a. m.
for Riverside park spring retreat.
No meeting Sunday evening.
Wednesday, May 17, 3 to 5:30
p. m. Last Friendly of school
year at Cotner house.
ounaay, May n, a:4S a. m.
tC mn sV.
Kosmet Klub workers must
have points turned in by noon
Ag College Country Dancers
will meet, at 7:30 p. m. in the
College Activities building. Elec
tion of officers will be held.
Ag College Country Dancers
all college square dance, 8 p. m
in the College Activities building.
Wesley Foundation Council re
treat will be held at Grace Meth
odist church at 10 a. m.
, Sigma Theta Epsilon will hold
initiation service for pledges at
the Student house at 3 p m
CANTERBURY CLUB dinner
6:30 p. m. in the University Epis
copal chapel. Make reservations
by Friday in the club room.
ISA picnic, 3 to 9 p. m., Pio
neer park. Meet at Union at 2:45.
Sturipnt rinse at Vino fmiv.h
25th and S, "The Christian and I jVll-Mfrl! flir..".
War." 11 a m. Worship services j L 1 " HOOSC
at Vine church and at First- j Off iWrc fr.
Plymouth church. 20th and n. vA1,c,-:rs lOr rail
7:30 p. m. Sunday Evening club
meets at First-Plymouth church
for Vespers, refreshments, danc
ing, pool, ping-pong and roller
skating. EMMANUEL CAMPUS CHAPEL
15th and U Streets
Sunday, May 14, 11 a. m. "The
Festival of the Christian Home,"
sermon by the Rev John R.
Sunday, May 14, 9 a. m. Holy
Communion. Breakfast served
following. 11 a. m. Morning
prayer with sermon by Chaplain.
6:30 p. m. Annual Canterbury
club dinner. Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday, Rogation Days,
Junior Day . . .
A typically American "clambake" is in store todav fnr
. memrjers oi me uiass ot lyol. The first "junior day" in
; long years will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Antelope park to in
clude softball frames, horseshoe contests, an nnpn-nir har.
becue feed, speakers and a free dance in the park pavilion.
The "junior day" promises to have all the fun and
- fellowship of a Fourth of July celebration that draws the
gang irom miles around. With the barbecued beef, therell
be potato salad, pop and cupcakes lots of them. There'll
be welcomes from friends of the class and Class President
Herb Reese. And there'll be cries of "batter up" and "a
ringer!" while the sun still shines over the day's festivities.
In the evening the juniors' dance will begin in the
pavilion. From start to finish the day should attract one
of the most enthusiastic clans that ever graced a registrar's
Lots of spadework has been done on the class event by
Reese and his junior council. They have spent hours in
: fm?n""S the free junior venture, in sending invitations
and ribbons to the class members, in lining up the day's
events at the park even in whipping up the bowls and
bowls of potato salad.
Bi? the reaI success of the "junior day" will come
from the interest of the 1,800 other juniors whom Reese
and the council represent. If they pin on their red and
cream Class of '51" ribbons, don their jeans and cottons,
and turn out en masse for the barbecue-dance, the project
win prove to be one of the finest attempted to promote
class spirit and unity among otherwise unfamiliar juniors.
Three University students have shown what it takes
to get to the top. Leo Hrnicek, Ted Sorenson and Norman
Williams have made their way to the top of the ranks in
medicine, law and agriculture. Their achievements have
brought them the Donald Walters Miller scholarships of
one thousand dollars each. Hrnicek manages to maintain
the second highest average in his med school class, desnite
the fact that he works part time and is the father of five
children. Sorenson, another married student, is editor-in-
chief of the Nebraska Law Review. He holds a bachelor of
science in law degree and claims membership in Phi Beta
Kappa and Delta Sigma Rho. Williams is working for a PhD
In plant genetics as prepartion for a career in crops re
search. These men are outstanding, not only in their col
lege careers, but in their overall roles as University stu
Need a guide for a European tour? The YM and YW
will show you around. This summer & hundred students
from all over the country will be journeying to Europe on
the Y-sponsored project. Six tours are offered, and students
can trace their travels on the trip which appeals to them
Eiost. Winding up the summer on the continent, the voyag
ers will attend a final summary conference planned by the
World's Student Christian federation at Fontainbleau, near
Paris. These Y tours across the Atlantic come to students
i t racial rates. The entire trip is already planned to pro- Worship. 10:30 a. m.
1 1 1 s t he most interesting experiences. Few other tours offerl HSf f"ph'? iTh'inBi
s ; -r rssags ror a lively vacation in Europe.
Ascension Day, 7 and 11 a. m.
Holy Communion. Thursday.
7:15 p. m. Canterbury choir re
hearsal. EVANGELICAL COVENANT
Sunday, May 14, 9:45 a. m.
Students Bible class; 11 a. m.
sermon: "Mothers of Sincere
Faith;" 5 p. m. Students' fellow
ship meeting and supper; 7 p. m.
Program observing Mother's day
and Family week. Tuesday, May
16, 6:15 p. m. Fellowship dinner
in Parlox X, Union, with Rev.
George H. Shermer, speaker
Monday, May 15. Annual con
gregational dinner will be held
at the Cornhusker. Guest speakci
will be Rabbi Louis Binstock ol
Temple Sholnm, Chicago.
Sunday, 10:45 a. m. Lutheran
Chapel service, 315 Union. Ser
mon topic: "This Man Receiveth
Sinners and Eateth With Them."
Holy Communion will be cele
brated. Gamma Delta meets foi
business meeting, 7 p. m. Templr
building. The Oklahoma delega
tion will report on the Regional
meeting of Gamma Delta held in
Sundny, May 14. 9:15 a. m.
Bible study at Student houses.
1440 Q and 1200 No. 37th. 5 p. m.
LSA meets at First Lutheran
church, 17th and A 6:30 p. m.
LSA meets at Ag Lutheran stu
dent center, 1200 No. 37th.
Thursday, May 18, 6 p. m. An
nual LSA banquet honnrinc
seniors, Parlors XYZ Union.
Guest speaker will be Dr. Theo
dore Schultd of Fremont, Neb.
Purchase tickets from any coun
cil member fnr 95 cents.
Sunday. May 14. St. Paul 9:4?
a. m. College class. Prof. A. T.
Anderson; 11 a. m. Worship led
by Dr. Frank Court: 5:30 d. m.
Wesley Fellowship supper. Grace
9:45 a. m. College class. H. W
Deems; 11 a. m. Sermon. Dr.
Harold Sandall; 6:30 p. m. Wes
ley Fellowship. Trinity 9:45 a m.
College class. Prof. N. F. Thorpe;
11 a. m. Sermon. Dr. Theodore
Leonard; 6 p. m. Wesley Fel
lowship supper. Elm Park 9:45
a. m. College class. Charles Ol-
Ben; 11 a. m. Sermon, Rev. Carfo
Under; 6 p. m. Wesley Fellow
ship supper. Warren 9:45 a. m.
College class, David Sanders; 11
a. m. Sermon. Rev, Virgil An
derson; 6:30 p. m. Interdenom
inational supper. Epworth 9:45
a. m. College class, Roy Sheaff;
11 a. m. Sermon. Rev. John
Sheaff; 7 p. m. Wesley Fellow
Sunday, May 14, senior picnic.
Everyone Invited. Leaving House
at 2:30 p. m. for Pioneers park.
Lunch costs 25 cents; no charge
Sunday, May 14, 9:45 a. m,
oped In Philadelphia by Friends'
Nu-Med officers for the fall
semester were elected at the so
ciety's final meeting of the year,
Art Larson, president; Walt
Gass, vice president; Marjorie
Bratt, secretary; Dave Petrausky,
treasurer; and Jerry Matzke,
publicity chairman. This semes
ter's officers were Stan Jeffried,
Arnold Krause, Walt Gass and
Dr. James E. M. Thomson, na
tionally known orthopedic sur
geon, was the guest speaker. His
topic was "Trends in Medicine
Behind the Iron Curtain." He
recently returned to this country
from a medical teaching mission
to Czechoslovakia, Poland and
Finland under the auspices of
the Unitarian service committee
and the United Nations.
We make no false claims
about our ability to play bridge
As a matter of fact we have
been accused, on some occasions
of being rather erratic. Butt at
least we know
that there are
five suits as
any fool can
we came upon
a bridge hand -
that was some-
short of im-
publish it for
you experts to Farber.
see how many people around
here know their bridge. If it
stumps you, ask a member of
the Rag staff for the answer. If
you think you know the proper
way to play the hand, submit
your entry to this writer and
you will be awarded a kiss if
you're a girl and a slightly used
rubber band if you're a mem
ber of the opposite sex. We seri
ously doubt if there will be any
The dummy hand holds the
Hearts Ace, lnng, queen.
Diamonds Ace, queen, jack,
Clubs Ten, nine, eight, sev
Your hand has the following
cards in it:
Hearts Jack, ten, nine, eight,
Spades Ace, king, jack, ten.
Clubs Four, three, two.
The hand makes seven no
trump when the six of Spades
is led. Good luck and don't try
to spend more than three hours
on the problem. The answer
will be published next week.
At various occasions during
the past semester we have been
bribed and coerced to quit writ
ing this column.. We have stood
our ground and maintained an
air of indifference to all the
idle prattle against this writer
and his works. That is, on all
but one occasion.
We only have one column re
maining after this week so we
hope that all you disbelievers
will be satisfied that Ajon will
no longer be around to hound
and insult your intelligence. To
the few who have perhaps en
joyed what we have to say, we'd
like to thank you for your sup
port. Well probably go out on
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320 SO. T3
a limb next week with our swan
song and we sincerely hope to
make peace with all people we
have wronged and insulted.
To the fourteen fraternities
and the sixteen sororities who
didn't win any prizes at the sing
last Saturday, we offer our sin
cere condolences. The winners
have been praised already. Of
course everyone gives their own
version of why so and so didn't
win but the story that most of
the people used was that all the
so and so's had corroded wind
pipes resulting from the night
before. Not that any group was
any flatter than any other (there
is a definite distinction between
the men and women when it
comes to flatness, but we are re
ferring to voice quality) but
many contend that Friday nite
was disastrous to the chances of
placing at the sing. Personally
we feel that Friday's folly was
indeed worth it, besides who
wants an old loving cup any- j
way. ah inev do is cn ppt duet
and get swined. Never W it he
said that we can't .rationalize.
uue to the fact that mnst
the frats are on probation as a
result of last year's water fights,
we haven't seen much of the old
moisture flying thru the air. It
takes a sharp -nind to
some of the incidences of last
year that brought about these
drastic measures. Convertibles
starting at 16th and R street and
traveling north were usually
converted into mobile swimming
oools by the time they -reached
the Sig Alph house any any gal
in jeans who didn't eet thor
oughly doused from the bottom
up was very lucky to survive.
Then there was the time when
some of the more industrious
boys stuck a hose in the window
of one of the sororities during
a meeting. After the meeting
was over some of the more am
bitious girls went for a dip in
their basement before going on
retaliatory expeditions, which
resulted in much pilfering of
furniture, inundated house
mothers and wet mattresses. Are
those days gone forever or will
the restrictions be lifted to al
low the playful ones to resume
their Springtime practices? Lis
ten in next week for the dra
matic results of this exciting
saga. In the meantime, be con
tent with dull evenings and dry
Over and out.
BY GEORGE WILCOX.
Three More Flood Victims
The state patrol reports that
three more bodies were found in
the Salt Creek bottoms, about
seven miles south of Lincoln.
The death toll in southeast Ne
to 22 with the
a d d i t ion of
the three bod-
Jpfi tor i-1 thfrA
are still fears t it
that the toll )
will go higher.
of the mire
and muck, and
there are s i x Wilcox
persons still unaccounted for,
Fake Confession Awaited
The United States won't be
surprised if Moscow eventually
produces an alleged confession
from a crew member of the
American naval plane lost in the
Baltic. A government official in
a position to know said that on
the basis of what he asserted to
be American "knowledge" that
Russia made prompt efforts to
salvage remnants of the plane
and to pick up its ten occupants,
dead or alive.
Rep-Dem Coilition Snub FEPC
Brushing aside Majority Lead
er's Scott pleadings, the Sen
ate by a vote of 50 to 22 de
toured from its civil rights dis
pute to consider an adverse re
port on one of President Tru
man's reorganization plans.
It was a plan from Senator
Taft to kill the bill which pro
vides for the reorganization of
the National Labor Relations
70th and South
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more dapper than
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Something to glory in
more than Valedictorian.
Much more distinguished
than medals for English.
Makes a girl prouder
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