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    Wednesday, February 20, 1952
Little Man On Campus
By Bibler
Barb Wire
Progress Slowing Down
A progressive step toward better faculty-stu- the committee are, what their part on the com-
dent relations was taken last fall by the members mlttee is to be and in general, have not aroused
of the Student Council. Seven Council members themselves from their own collegiate activities long
were selected to represent student views on three enough to fulfill an Important duty,
faculty committees. At present, 13 Council mem- It must be granted, however, that one or two
hold nositlons. both ex-officlo and voting on of the committees have not had problems requlr-
eight faculty committes,
Student legislatures had been working toward
this goal during past years and th,e final work
and action of getting students on faculty commit
tees wm achieved by this year's Student Council.
',' George Cobel, Council president, asked Council
members to Indicate whether they would like to
serve on faculty committees and whether they
had a committee preference.
These preferences were taken Into an execu
tive committee meeting, Council officers and hold'
lng them to meet so far this year; some of the
student members have not been able to work the
meetings utto their schedules; some of the stu
dents have not been properly notified of the
There seems to be quite a question as to just
what the position of the student committee mem
bers should be. Some have a vote on the commit
tee; some do not. Some voiced appreciation of hav
ing other student views to take to the meetings;
over members, and used as the basis for deter- some felt they, alone, represented student opinion
mining which people were to serve on which com- adequately. Some felt the work of the committee
mittees. The entire Council then approved these se- was extremely important, interesting and worth-
lections and the new faculty committee members while; some spoke lightly of the duties of their
were to report to the chairman of their committee, committee.
Committees on which the "student viewpoint"
' Is represented are parking, Coliseum rental, gen
eral organizations, commencement and special
degrees, student conduct, social affairs and final
Students serving on these committees are:
George Cobel, George Wilcox, Rex Messersmith,
Peg Mulvaney, Miriam wmey, urn aerquisi,
Sharon Fritzler, Jack Cohen, Joe Gifford, Dan Lar
son, Joel Mead, Georgia Hulac and Delores Gade.
Every student representative questioned Indi
cated that the faculty have accepted their opin
ions, suggestions and point of view very well. All
Indicated that faculty members were happy to
have students on their committees and regarded
it as constructive progress. It appears that faculy
members axe receiving very little support and
cooperation from the very students who advo
cated this progress.
The Daily Nebraskan would like to suggest that
It has become apparent to The Daily Nebraskan a reorganization of the student-faculty committees,
that the new program is falling down somewhere.
Only a few of the students serving on these
committees have found time In their busy academic-activity
schedules to attend meetings. The
faculty chairman of some committees takes Into
consideration the schedules of all members and
then calls a meeting accordingly. Some commit
tees meet at the same hour each week or month.
Council members on the latter committees who
have found it Impossible to attend any of the
meetings, have not notified Cobel of the situa
tion and have failed to remedy the problem
through the selection of a substitute.
Some student solons, supposedly members of
faculty committees since early last fall, do not
know when the committee meets, whether or not
they have a vote on the committee, who is chair
man of the committee, what the specific duties of
from the student point of view, be undertaken. It
would be wise to correlate schedules of student
members with the meeting time of the faculty
committees. It would be profitable to select stu
dent members on the basis of interest shown, time
available, and sincere desire to work with faculty
members and to carry the "student viewpoint" to
the faculty. It would be advantageous to find some
method whereby student opinion not just one stu
dent's opinion, but a overall campus attitude
could be taken to the faculty meetings by the stu
dent members. It would be helpful if University
students would realize they do have a voice on
faculty committees, would know who was repre'
senting them and on which committees.
It would strengthen the position of student
faculty relationships if the Student Council
would organize, supervise and endorse more
effectivefy one of their own projects. R.R
Don't Draft Me
Last summer and spring over 339,000 draft
eligible college men subjected themselves to a
Selective Service Qualification Test. They wanted
to stay In school.
! The test was given because the government
realized that security in this nation depended not
on large armies alone but also on a high educa
tional level. In the press of military needs during
the last war we lost sight of some more important
long range requirements with the result that we
now have considerable shortages In many techno
logical areas. . The Selective Service regulation
which provides that college students high in edu
cational aptitude may be deferred to continue their
training is an attempt to avoid the same costly
error in the present emergency.
The Educational Testing Service, who gave
the tests, released examination results especially
to The Dally Nebraskan. These statistics show
the percentage of students in different academio
majors and in different undergraduate years of
study which passed the test. Although there Is
no Information available about the results of the
test in Nebraska or at the University, the testing
service report does draw conclusions from nation-wide
Across the country, only S3 per cent of the
regions of the country "interesting." But no explan
ation is given. The west north central score was
the second highest, three percentage points behind
leading middle Atlantic section.
The per cent of freshmen who passed the test
according to their major field of study provides
an interesting commentary on the different col
leges within a university. For anyone's informa
tion, students in education (physical education
included) had the lowest per centage of pass
ing, freshmen and engineering students had the
highest The per cent of candidates passing the
test from engineering, and in physical sciences
and mathematics, was well above average
throughout. The social science students were
above average, but not to such a great extent
In business and commerce, agriculture and edu
cation the per cent passing is well below the
average. Humanities students were right on the
There must be some reason why engineers
would be so much better in an examination like
that. The test was not devised to test on scientific
ability alone but was divided "equally" between
"linguistic and quantitative aspects of, the general
aptitude." If the figures prove anything, they prove
that the engineers know more about other fields
freshmen taking the test received a grade above of study than general students know about "quan-
the required 70, whereas 62 per cent of the sopho- titative" subjects. There are more men in engineer
morec, 71 per cent of the juniors and 76 per cent tnan m education, but the figures are percent
of the seniors passed the exam. The increase in aSes and this shouldn't enter into the picture. At
percentage as the year in school increases is in a any rate. these actf might well be studied by ad
large part attributable, the report said, to the pro- ministration leaders.
gressive drop out of less able students. It might Another curious aspect of American education
be the result of increased mental maturity. was brought out by the tests. Certain universities
Another chart shows the per cent of freshmen found 98 Per cent of their students passing the
la various regions around the nation that were test while others found as low as 35 per cent able
able to pass the examination. In the west north to Pass- A2all engineering schools had the highest
central section (which includes Nebraska) 57 per number of institutions with large amounts of stu-
cent of the freshmen who took the test passed. This dents Passing. The lowest group of schools were the
Is compared with the national average of 53 per business colleges. The Service has no answer for
cent The report calls the differences in perform- tne seeming paradox that one arts school has
ance found among students in various eeoeranhlc nearly perfect passing record and another suppos
edly equal school could find hardly anyone who
Barb VVyJe
Proerams that use electric
applause meters to'determine
the winning contestant have
finally contributed something
constructive to campus lite.
Junior-Senior prom organ'
izers are making plans to use
the instrument in deciding
their queen. Maybe this mno
vation will eliminate the
queen who is wortn every
cent of it.
It may not be April fools day,
but evidently some campus per
sonalities think it is. About S
a.m. one recent morning occu
pants of a local boarding house,
known nationally as 'sorority,'
were awakened by the shrill
ringing of a telephone. Upon
answering, the girls were in
formed that one of the sisters
was in the elink on numerous
charges and would someone
please come down to the police
station and bail her out
Imagine the look on the night
sergeant's face when two sleepy-
eyed coeds, heavily armed with
pen and check book, marched in
ana announced they had come to
post bau tor sister so-and-so.
Now imagine the thouahts lean
ing through the two coed minds
as they were told someone must
have gotten phone-happy because
tnere was no one "there by that
, A man from Michigan was
reported to have said his wife
made him stand in the lobby of
a theater during scenes showing
"bathing suits or abbreviated
costumes. "I wonder if she gave
him pop corn money?
Statistics show that American
tourists lost 396 DassDorts in Paris
last year. Of the 197 recovered, 78
were iouna in bars. The rest in
the front row of the Follies
uergere, no doubt.
Headline in Monday's Rag:
"Ag Club Offers Scholarship To
HE Coeds." This Ms the first
time I have heard of he coeds
and in capital letters yet
Stand on your head.
"Betcha ole Prof. Snarf popped a rough quls In here last period
this room smells like th' boys' gymnasium."
Council Blamed
This is my first attempt at writ
ing a Letterip but this time I am
mad. For weeks you have fea
tured stories by Student Council
regarding campus parking, but
what specifically, is being done
by Student Council?
As a Lincoln resident I must
drive my car back and forth to
school. It is not new to observe
that these well-kept parking
areas are for faculty. Also, if
faculty parking areas are not
filled and a student parks In the
faculty area the "rustication pro
cess begins."
Those few parking lots which
are open to the students are often
in such deplorable condition that
it is next to Impossible to park
without the risk of getting stuck.
As a junior and somewhat real
istic about campus political pro
cesses, can you do something edi
torially or otherwise to bring
Student Council out. of its faculty
Inertia and do something con
structive for the students they
T3n-VI4 Is maI si Ian A I ceil a mm
far as many of my friends are
concerned. The Student Council
should show concrete results and
not empty promises.
Korn Kernels'
Ag Organizations
Begin Membership Drives
Second semester membership
drives are getting into full swing
this week and next week here at
Ag. The Ag Union wants more
workers, especially those students
who take an interest in the Ag
Union and who use its facilities.
The four committees that students
may sign up for are Arts and
Handicraft, Dance, Publicity and
Hospitality, and General Enter
tainment. Ag Builders' m e m b e rship
drive will also start soon. Aggies
can sign up for tour committee,
membership committee, parties
and conventions committee,
publicity committee and sales
Dale Reynolds
Trl-K and Block and Bridle de
partmental clubs both are having
ship drives this
week. Tri-K is
for students
having com
pleted three
hours of agron
omy, a 4.5 av
erage and an
in agronomy.
Block and
Bridle is for
students having
three hours of animal husbandy,
sophomore standing, a 4.5 average
ChordsjXnd Discords
Columnist Attempts To Interest,
Readers In Classical Music
I have had several requests to1
review classical recordings, and I
sincerely hope my effort, as trival
as it is, will bring some under
standing and possibly entice some
of you, the readers, to the Union
Music Boom.
To understand and enjoy
classical music it is important
to know not only the compo
ser, but the meaning behind
each movement he writes.
-Dave Cohen
Margin Notes1
Congratulations to the faculty committee
(with one student member) that decided upon
and arranged for Trygve Lie, Norwegian secretary-general
of the United Nations, to visit Lin
coln this spring as speaker at commencement
exercises. His acceptance of the commencement
offer may be an indication that the University
of Nebraska is becoming more aware of world
affairs. His appearance may spark University
students to sit up and take notice of what's going
on outside the campus.
From the Daily Kansan editorial pages comes
the suggestion that advocates of requirements hav
ing to do with subjects other than a student's
major field of study, think up new reasons for
their annual arguments. The author felt that prattle
about mental discipline and cultural values was
bunk in the face of the little good derived from
language, science, physical education or military
Students might forget their continual griping
about required courses for a minute and see if some
could pass the examination
One answer might be that only the' more bril
liant students took the non-required test at the
school with the better average and at the other
institution .sudents with low school averages
took the exam. This Is quite possible because
students In the upper per cent of their class were
automatically deferred and the test was unnec
ssary for them. Nevertheless, the quality of In
struction some schools offer must be definitely
inferior to that of other institutions.
The Daily Nebraskan will present more of the
statistics at a later date and consider the usefulness
of the test as a reason for draft deferment. D.P.
JhsL ' (Daily, TMto&kaiv
Associated Collegiate Press
Intercollegiate Press
that George took an interest in
jazz, bneanng developed rus sxyie
and did some arranging beiore ne
came to the United States in 1947.
The quintet on the LP disc
entitled "Discovery" was
formed for the recording date
and they have remained intact
to become known as the George
Shearing Quintet The opening
t" "' I
mgs new releases are a far cry
irom tne line sides of this disc.
There have been several fine
recordings made of Charmaine,
but after listening to several of
them including Billy May, Ralph
Flanagan and Vaughn Monroe I
picked out the one I believe to
number -Uf. With FatheT" to 'be toPs- Gene .Amnions and his
number, Lire mtn ramer, is . , rhnina Ammr.
The Daily Nebraskan ii published by the student! of the University
of Nebraska) u expression of itudenta' news and opinion! only.
According to Article II of the By-Laws governing student publi
cations and administered by the Board of Publications. "It Is
the declared policy of the Board that publications, under III luruv
dlctlon shall- be free from editorial censorship on the part of the
Board.' or on the part of any member of the faculty of the Tnlver-
practical, actual good could possibly be derived WSVK
Subscription rate are 12.00 a semester, iz.og mauea or is.ou ror
Mozart's life
and music are
very interest
ing, because he
was the Iirst
great child pro
digy. Histori
ans say that
Mozart as a
child was char
acterized by a
sweetness and
serenity not
possessed by
any other child Cohen
in history. He was an excellent
musician and even his composi
tions were acclaimed great before
he reached early adolescense. Mo
zart s music follows a definite
trend. His early life was one of
seclusion and wealth. After this
period his life was one of ups and
downs. From good health to ill,
from riches to poverty.
Mozart's Symphony No. 34 In
C Major is one of the earliest
of his works. The symphony
was written just after his father
had disapproved of his pro
posed marriage. Mozart fol
lowed his father's wishes and
soon after completed this sym
phony, while working as or
ganist in the court
The opening movement is an
Allegro Vivace, and the vigorous
theme appears at the beginning.
The second movement is scored
onlly for strings and bassoons. In
contrast to the first movement it
is quiet and delicate and played
much in the manner of chamber
music. The finale is a lively on
rushing rondo which brings the
symphony to a joyous conclusion.
The theory that jazz is strictly
an American art has taken a beat
ing at the hands of George Shear
ing. Shearing was Dorn in im-
don, England. His musical edu
cation was entirely classical, ano
it wasn't until he was seventeen
a bright paced arrangement and
a fine example of how shear
ing builds up the tempo of a
On "Midnight On Cloud 69"
Shearing sets a slow serene mood
with some rjrettv chord changes
i Am the melody progresses. Shear
ing plays the accordian on "cner-
akee" and sets a last pace wnicn
brings some fine results. Shear-
band were my choice. Ammons
plays a fine tenor sax and the
disc features him on the solo. He
plays a dreamy legato style and
his phrasing and ad lib work is
good. The reverse side "Unde
cided" is done in the same style
as "Charmaine" with a leading
tenor sax solo, and a lull band
background. Both sides are
danceable and llstenable
Main Featnre Clock
Schedule Famished by Theater
Esquire: "Lost Horizon," 7:12,
State: "On Dangerous Ground,"
1:00, 3:55, 6:50, 9:45. "Whip
Hand." 2:33. 5:28. R:23.
Varsity: "Another Man's Poi
son," 1:32, 3:33, 5:34, 7:35, 9:36.
from "useless requirements."
It Is amazing to glance through the pages of
The Dally Nebraskan or the city papers and note
how wide and how varied are the "out-of-class-rooua"
activities . of University instructors. In
Tuesday's Nebraskan seven stories concerned
"extra-curricular" doings of faculty members. It
Is commendable that University instructors so
wueiflshly share their time, their education and
tS&ir intelligence outside of the classroom.
Doily Thought
Kt puts tip with small annoyances to
Cia great results. Latin.
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examination periods. One issue published during the month of
A uniit h the University of Nebraska under the supervision of the
Committee on Student Publications. Entered a Second Class Hatter
at the Post Office in Lincoln. Nebraska, under Act of Congress,
March 3. 1879, and at special rate of postal provided for In Section
1103. Act of CongreM of October B. 1H1Y, autnorUcd September 1U,
Editor . . . Joan Krueger
Associate Editor Ruth Raymond
Managing Editors Don Pteper, Sue Gorton
News Editor. , Sally Adams. Ken Rystrom,
Jan Steffeo. Hal Hatselbalch. Sally Hall
Boortg Editor Marshall Kushner
Asa't Sports Editor Olenn Nelson
Feature Editor Kathy Radaker
Ag Editor JDaie Reynolds
Rnrl,-tv Editor Connie Gordon
Photographer Bob Sherman
Business Manager Jack Cohen
Asa't, Business Managers Stan Slpple, Arnold Stern,
Pete Beresten
rirculatlnn Manaier Qeoraw Wilcox
Night News Editor Bally Adams
rorson' A
' Jim
and an interest in animal hus
Feb. 29 is the deadline for
applications for entering the
coed's western-style horseback
riding contest, which is one of
the special features of the an
nual Block and Bridle Show,
a livestock showmanship contest
featuring special horse acts.
Coeds may se their own
horses or use horses furnished
by the Block and Bridle club
The drawing for the horses pro
vided by the club will be held
the following week.
Aggies can also sign up for live
stock to show in the Block and
Bridle Show. The different divi
sions are swine, beef cattle and
Students may sign up in Animal
Husbandry hall for the fitting and
showing of these animals. The
deadline is March 1.
The Ar Union ping pong con
test is still going strong, and
will last for six more weeks.
Men play from 12 to 1 p.m. on
Tuesday and Wednesday and
eoeas piay rrom 1 to i p.m.
A winner will be named each
week, and at the end of the eighth
week, a tournament of the win
ners will be held.
The Better Living series dis
cussion this week in the Ag Union
lounge on war marriages will fea
ture a panel discussion. Members
of the panel will bring out many
of the problems that couple en
counter when trying to decide
whether to marry or wait when a
man is called to the service.
The movie for the Ag Satur
day Night Cabaret Is entitled
"The Prince and the Pauper."
Ag Builders membership com
mission, 4 p.m., Ag Builders 01
French clubi 4 D.rn., Union.
Council of rW Project chair
man, 5 p.m., Ellen Smith hall.
YW Fine Arts commission,
south room, Ellen Smith hall, 4
p.m., Elaine Smithberger, leader.
YW Goals and Values commls
mission, southeast room, Ellen
Smith hall, 5 p.m., Norma i,otn
rop, leader.
Alpha Kappa Fsl, professional
business fraternity, smoker, 7:15
Room 316, Union.
Sat. 1 p.m. Hun. S p.m.
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