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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
University Cooperation I'Jith State Reformatory
Termed 'Very Successful,' Covers Various fields
By DON PIEPER
(Special to The Daily Nebraskan)
llMllor'f Notot Thta li Hm first la aerici,
M articles wlalnlna Ibc Inlveroll.T of ,e
bruka's cooptratloa aad work wilk other
The University has many rela-
trons with the Nebraska State
Reformatory and every one of
them has been called "more than
successful" by University officials.
University practice teachers
handle classes at the Reforma
tory, students serve as guards,
the extension division has or
ganized a program by which
inmates can receive a certifi
cate of equivilancy for a high
school education, crews of in
mates perform various tasks
for campus departments, a stu
dent deatal clinic takes care of
the Reformatory dental prob
lems and two students attend
University classes on city cam
pus. Every University official con
tacted by The Daily Nebraskan
.expressed the highest regard for
the program, Reformatory super-
visors and the effect of the pro
gram on inmates.
Two days after his appointment,
George L. Morris, superintendent
of the Reformatory for the last
four years, came to the dean of j
Teachers college. Frank E. Henz
lik, for assistance in a new educa
tional program for the Reforma
tory. A program was worked out in
which student teachers would help
handle the educational program.
These men are sent out to con
duct classes and to receive Uni
versity credit just as student prac
tice teachers do at Lincoln public
schools. Practice teachers receive
no pay because their work is part
if University education.
These teachers are not re
quired to teach at the Reforma
tory; anyone who is engaged in
that work has volunteered, ac
cording to Dr. W. H. Morton,
director of teacher training and
principal of Teachers College
Their job, as outlined by Dean
Henzlik, is to relate their practical
teaching to the moral and spiritual
problems of the students.
An example of this special job
occurred once in a business arith
metic class at the institution. The
teacher walked into the class and
asked one inmate why he was
sentenced to the Reformatory,
The student replied . he had
stolen a car. The instructor asked
what kind of car it was. Chevro
let, he was told by the sullen stu
dent - How much was it worth? He
was told that the car's value was
about $1,200. The instructor put
this on the board. The inmate was
then asked how much he earned
per month from his job. The in
structor put this on the board
$150 for each of the two years of
the man's sentence.
The figures told a story of
business arithmetic and ex
plained a moral. A fellow in
mate looked at the board,
nodded bis head and muttered
that they took the car away too.
The first inmate said, "It looks
like I got skinned that time."
Extension division workers de
vised a program by which many
varieties of high school courses
could be taken by inmates. These
courses are supervised by Fred
erick Petersen, a University stu
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dent working on his masters de
gree. There is a large study room at
the Reformatory where inmates
work their correspondence course
lessons and Petersen stands by to
answer questions and to help.
The extension program was
handled by N. F. Thorpe, past
assistant director of the exten
sion division and now coordin
ator and placement director.
Thorpe worked with Reforma
tory officials in an effort to give
inmates who have had enough
high school courses to warrant
a diploma some recognition of
A certificate of equivilancy of
high school education is now
given to inmates with the proper
credits and who pass a general
education test. Members of the
State department of public educa
tion worked with the extension
division on this project.
Credits honored in this certi
ficate include high school courses
taken elsewhere, courses taken at
the Reformatory and correspond
Thorpe praised the methods
and sincerity of Morris' work at
the Reformatory. Once when
Thorpe and Morris were looking
over a Reformatory building in
search of a study room, Morris
showed Thorpe a dirty room
that was f ull of junk and asked
if would be suitable after it
was cleaned up. Thorpe replied
that it would be excellent.
When Thorpe returned to the
Reformatory two weeks later it
had been cleaned and painted,
ready for use.
Waldo Dahlstedt, educational
director of the institution, has
had charge of the revamped
program of instruction and
every University official with
whom he does business has
praised his work very highly.
Thorpe described the program
as one of the finest things that
has happened in education in this
state in the last five years.
Also receiving praise was the
program of the University dental
clinic. A dental college spokes
man said that both the Reform
atory and dental students have
gained a great deal by the ar
rangements. Students from the college go
to the Reformatory and select in
mates who need dental care. They
are brought to the clinic and
treated by student dentists.
The program was instituted
this fall. Men receive dental
care which could not be pro
vided ' in the old system when
a dentist came at certain inter
vals and emergencies. Dental
students also are aided by the
increased number of patients
and dental disorders they are
now able to treat, the spokes
The slight cost is taken out of
Reformatory funds. This chage
does not begin to cover the cost
of materials or service rendered,
the spokesman added.
Another connection between
the two inst itutions goes
through Louis J. Legg, director
of invehtoi-T at the ITnivemltv.
When Legg needs to handle a 1
job on the campus and there
are none available in the Uni
versity job pool, he contacts
Morris, and inmates are sent
out to take care of the detail.
This arrangement is used only
when there are no University em
ployees available, Legg stresses,
and works through the state board
of pardons and paroles.
Legg described the arrangement
as "wholly satisfactory." There
have been times, he said, when
the University was in a definite
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Tuescfoy, Februory 5, T952
SUPT. GEORGE L. MORRIS . . . Head of the Nebraska State
Reformatory for the last four years, this official has promoted a
new educational program at the institution and encouraged co
operation with the University. (Daily Nebraskan Photo.)
emergency and inmate workers
have met that emergency.
He cited an instance when a
certain moving job had to be
done before classes started.
There was very little time and
no workers were available. He
called the Reformatory and in
mates did the job in half the
time he had allowed and did
it well, he said.
Phillip L. Kelly chairman of
the Dairy Husbandry depart
ment said that all inmates who
had done work for his depart
Presentation of two one-act
plays Thursday will climax a se
mester of freshman extra curri
cular study of basic acting tech
The plays, "Enter the Hero" and
"Suppressed Desires," will be pre
sented at the Temple at 7:30 p.m.
in the arena theater and at 8 p.m.
on the proscenium stage, repec-
According to Harry Stiver and
Les Mathis, directors of the
plays, the freshman acting pro
gram is designed to train stu
dents for future' use in the Uni
The cast of "Enter the Hero,"
written by Teresa Helbern, con
sists of Anita Daniels, Bill Walton,
Pat Nellis and Joan Roe. Stiver
"Suppressed Desires," directed
by Mathis, casts Ann Launer,
Polly Gould and Jerry Roe.
Another freshman-cast play
will be presented twice Satur
day night in the arena theater.
The play, "Trifles," is directed
by Jack Wenstrand and casts
Pat Ptaek, Kathleen Kelly, Den
nis Knopik and Don Clifford.
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ment had done an "excellent"
The Reformatory has a place
ment service for discharged in
mates and the University has
taken several men on this basis.
One worked for Kelly and did a
"tremendous" job. He is now con
sidered one of the men in his
The University also offers its
classrooms to selected inmates.
Two men are now attending
classes here under a special pro
gram instituted by Morris and
University parking permits sold,
3-4 p.m., Student Council office
Union Room 305.
Concerto program, 4 p.m., Soc
ial Science auditorium, presented
by six pianists in the School of
Red Guidon business meeting,
7:30 p.n , Motor Truck laboratory.
Girl Crazy chorus tryouts, 7
p.m., Union ballroom.,
Typical Nebraska Coed inter
views and judging, 7:30 p.m., Par
Husker Handbook filings close,
5 p.m., Public Relations office.
Nu-Med, 7:30 p.m., Love Library
auditorium. Dr. F. H. Tanner will
lecture on general pathology.
Coed Follies skit judging, 7-9:45
p.m. judges wiu visit organized
Girl Crazy chorus tryouts, 7
p.m., Union ballroom.
University parking permits sold,
3-4 p.m., Student Council office,
union Koom 305.
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Spring Brings Complications
June in January whoops
Students everywhere on cam
pus are shedding tneu- winter
storm coats and sporting their
spring light weight jackets. Pro
fessors are saying: "Spring is
sprung, grass is rizz, wonder
where the students is?"
A high temperature reading
of 59 degress was reported for
Jan. 31, which was only two
degrees below the Jan. 31 all
time record 61, in 1906. Tem
perature highs Monday were
When asking some students how
they liked the turn of warm
weather they answered: "I like it,
I like it but I wish it would get
cold again so I could study."
Windows in classrooms are
opened wide. (If you look real
hard out one of those windows
you might see an early robin).
Lincoln residents are being
warned about cankerworrn moths
climbing up trees, University en
temologists reported. Some have
respected the . warning and put
bands on their trees to trap the
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Hieh temperatures brought
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goes with warm weather namely
One finai thing that is being
noticed by students. Colds are
in fashion, and as one student
said, "Spring is sprug!"
Ag YM, YW
Ag students who wish to join
Ag YMCA or YWCA are invited
to attend the joint meeting Tues
day night at 7:30 p.m. in the Home
Ec parlors, according to Dick
Monson, Ag YM president, and
Marilyn Cook, Ag YW president.
The program for the joint meet
ing features a discussion on world
affairs. Glen Marsh and Donna
Tinkham are in charge of the pro
gram. The second semester member
ship drive will last until Feb. 16,
and Ag students may join by con
tacting any Ag Y members.
nrc rir nr,nr,i,nPPH,
that a joint Ag Y cabinet meeting 'world. He listed necessary social: dent Council with members of the
will be held Tuesday at 5 pm ! reforms as land tenure improve-1 publications board assisting in the
in the Ag Union so that the new,ment, co-operative development 'selection.
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WOmen In D US in eSS
is Discussion Topic
Phi Chi Theta, women's business
administration honorary, is spon
soring a panel discussion on
"Business Administration and
Your Future" at 7 p.m. Wednesday
in Room 315 of the Union.
Guest speakers on the panel will
be Dr. Richard Bourne and Dr.
T. E. Elliott, instructors in the
College of Business Administra
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Mitchell Tells Rural Youth
About Culture Revolution
"The world is in revolution and i come about through work of the
it is up to the United States to United Nations because the
lead it," Dr. Clyde C. Mitchell, 'chances of adoption are greater
chairman of the Agricultural Eco-jthan by an individual nation dic
nomics department at the Univer-,tating them.
sity, told Rural Youth membersi
at the closing session of their ! wj J I
Mid-Winter Institue at the Col- tlCinClDOOK
lege of Agriculture Saturday.
Mitchell termed the revolu
tion as one in which cultures of
the 17th, 18th, and 19th cen
turies are attempting to haul
themselves forward into the 20th
century "A revolution In
which slave-ridden, miserable
people hear about the material
paradise which technological
progress has brought to the
western countries, and they try
blunderingly to get some of that
paradise for themselves."
In order to give that leader-
ship, Mitchell said, we must:
1. Furnish technical and social
assistance to the peoples of the,
education through agricultural ex -
2. oive political assistance, ine
i United States, he said, has set
up certain minimum basic free -
doms what ought to be main
tained by any responsible govern
ment and some way must be found
to require governments to saie -
guard those freedoms
3. Change our attitude in the
TJS "We must dismiss "Mc
Carthyism" from the American
vocabulary and stop sneering at
reformers. There are grave
things wrong with this world,
and we need more' reformers,
not less. We must become rev
olutionary minded once more
this on an international scale.
Mitchell said the reforms should
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ant editor, business manager and
photographer of the 1952 Husker
Handbook are due at 5 p.m. Tues
day. Those applying for positions
must have at least a 4.5 weighted
average and must be carrying at
lleast 12 hours of college work.
They will be interviewed at the
Wednesday meeting of the Stu-
the Public . Relations office, 1125
R street, Administration annex.
I ine lour appointees will chose
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; handbook. The Husker Handbook
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