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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN Friday, March 7, 1952
Let's Use The Teacher-Ratings
Six weeks should be sufficient time for students who helped conduct the research on the system,
to become well enough acquainted with instructors said: "Theachers are always being evaluated by
to form an opinion of them and decide their other faculty members and students, so why not
strengths and weaknesses. Since this is the end make . this evaluation official? The system has
of the first six weeks in second semester, it is an value, and if, when made official, it will make stu
ldeal time for instructors to' use the teacher rating dents think, it is important for the school and the
scales adopted by the University last semester, students."
Some faculty members already have userj the serv
ice. H teachers would permit students to rate them
now, results could be used for the remainder of the
semester as well as for future courses. This way,
students doing the rating should benefit from their
own suggestions. '
Since the teacher rating scale is a continual
service, faculty members may use it at any time
during the school year. Henry M. Cox, director
of the bureau of instructor research, says blanks
are available in his office in Temporary A, Room
1. All instructors have to do, he says, is call his
office and request the blanks.
The time needed for this phone call, the time good point by saying that students always are
needed for students to fill out the blanks in class "rating" instructors. The only real choice faculty
and the time used in reading the blanks will be members have, they believe, is whether they want
well spent Each instructor will know the atti
tudes of students in his classes, and his good points
and weak points will be brought in the open.
The Daily Nebraskan believes the only rea
son any faculty member would refuse to permit
Bseage of rating scales would be fear to find out
just what his students think of him.
He said further that "only those Instructors who
are afraid to be criticized won't ask to use the
The Nebraskan recognizes that general ac
ceptance and use of a new system, such as the
rating scale, may take time. However, instructors
as well as students should profit by its wide
usage; it can be of no value without being put
into practice. ,
Students naturally have a responsibility to rate
instructors fairly and objectively if the system
is to succeed.
The authors of the Purdue system, G. C. Bran
denburg and H. H. Remmers, have brought out a
to know what the "ratings'
Brandenburg and Remmers have said "if the
instructor chooses to find out what attitudes are
possessed by his students, he will be in a posi
tion to profit thereby. He will have obtained the
possibility of control of one of the important ele
ments in the total learning situation."
We urge instructors to give students an oppor-
When the Purdue rating scale for instructors tunity to rate them. The entire University will
was adopted last semester, Dr. Ephriam Hixson, profit from such a move. J.K.
Who Will Fight?
The winter has been long, cold and tough in
Korea. War is always tough, even when a truce
is being negotiated. Many men fighting to dam up
Communist aggression on that hilly peninsula were
drafted. They are crawling up enemy-held ridges,
carrying wounded buddies and being carried, while
we, their contemporaries, are going to schooL
At first it may seem hard to reconcile the fact
that we, because we are university students, en
Joy warm beds, regular meals and a chance to
prepare ourselves for the future. It must be even
harder for the GI with the frost bitten toes. But
there is a reason for continuing the education of
certain scholastically able students. It is a logical
and necessary reason: scientific and specialized
personnel are few at a time when our techno
logical superiority must be maintained at any
cost The United States simply cannot allow it
self to be drained of all potential technicians.
lege men have not been made exempt; they have
been deferred until they finish either the current
school year or their education. They will take
up their share of the fighting while the current
soldiers are being discharged. If these men are
allowed to get that education the future will not
be stripped clean of the necessary college-educated
section of our population.
The government realizes this situation and has
taken steps to insure students high in scholastic
aptitude a chance to get or finfei their education.
This is being done in two ways. First, high rank in
class automatically will defer men who have
showed they are able to justify continued educa
tion. Second, a Selective Service college qualifica
tion test is given to find high educational aptitude.
These tests were given last year and another will
be given April 14. The examination is divided
equally betwen linguistic and quantitative ques-
You can take all your old
fashioned ways and signs of
telling that spring is here, but
there is another sign that is
sure-fire and never misses.
When department store win
dows start showing winter
fashions, you can be certain
that the beer season is just
around the corner.
The creator - of women's
"poodle" haircuts predicts the
hair style will
go out of fash
ion this fall.
didn't say was
if there was
forced the is
sue. I wonder if
any of the
J a panese Wylie
"Gishla" girls are wearing fur
coats this season! It seems that
auditors have uncovered wide
spread cvorruption in the Japa
nese government. If authorities
have set out to Americanize
Japan, they have certainly
achieved what they set out to
I've always heard that stu
dents from other colleges in our
viicnity have considered our Uni
versity one of THE party schools
hereabouts. I finally got a chance
to talk with a student from Colo
rado the other day, and asked his
opinion on it. He told me what
I had heard was true, and, after
being on the campus for a couple
days believed it himself. As an
example he told of visiting his
fraternity house on this campus
and overhearing the "brothers"
making plans for the evening.
One was going to the Grill, an
other 'hob nobing," and another
more truthfully said he was just
going to "get drunk." Why
break precedent? This was
Thursday night, not a weekend.
"If this is Nebraska, I m go
ing to apply for a transfer
immediately," he said.
tions designed for the maximum validity in Dre-
Even the GI can see this logic. In the air, battles dieting general college achievement. It is not a
are fought with jet planes. Right now the Red jets speed test or a trick test. But it is a vital test
are faster and easier to maneuver than ours. Jet D0th to the individual and the nation.
planes are perfected by college-trained engineers.
On the ground, the dog face is fighting with wea
pons designed to eliminate hundreds of men at
once. Wars are no longer fought just on the basis
of brawn and startegy. Now a scientifically trained
army must back up every battle army. The race
of science is a vital and deadly race that we can
win only if we realize the need for college-trained
personnel. Estimates place the shortage of trained
men at 100,000 graduates with a bachelor's degree
in science and 6,000 scientists with the doctor's
The Daily Nebraskan has explored statistics
which were seat on request directly to the paper
by the Educational Testing service, administrator
of the examination. They showed that students
majoring In engineering made much better grades
In the test than students in education; humanities
students were somewhere in between. They also
showed that 55 per cent of students from this
section of the country who took the test passed.
This gave the east north central region (includ
ing Nebraska) the third best rank in the nation.
The report from the ETS also explained that
Sure, the former brick layer who was shipped students in this area were far above average in
to Korea says, but what about the fellows study
ing philosophy, English, journalism and the like?
How are they helping any more than my brick
laying did? Any answer we give him is going to
look silly next to the shrapnel in his arm and the
bitterness in his heart. Can we justify the con
tinued education of artists and historians?
We certainly can. There is hardly a category
f study at the University that does not teach
something vital for our future living. When the
men in Korea win the battle, what would they
come back to if there were no teachers, musi
cians, even philosophers? They would come back
to a ruined and unknown United States. Col-
the number eligible for deferment consideration on
the combined basis of test scores and class stand
ing. In this same category, the report showed that
76 per cent of the engineering majors who took
the test passed, and were also eligible for consid
eration on class rank. Only 56 per cent studying
education (including physical education) are elig
ible on that combined basis.
While the ETS report gives many interesting
insights into the education students are getting
nowadays, the most significant aspect is that a
fair, sincere and enlightened attempt is being
made to see that the boy in Korea gets all the
help he needs and the America of the future
will have the needed educated population., D.P.
Making Unhappiness For Self
0Ultor( JTeies Each Friday daring Lentoa aeaaoa. The Dally now deeply We are attached to Creatures. Also, to
minmii wm trial a facet editorial Br auiemn eteeeat
By the RT. REV. MSGR. GEORGE J. SCHUSTER
Every time we give a bit of our heart to some
thing and every time we become wrapped up in
some creature, we begin making unhappiness for
ourselves. We become habitual smokers or drinkers
and we give tobacco or alcohol power over us
power to make us unhappy when we cannot se
cure a supply. When in love with some person, we
are at that person's mercy; absence from or silence
on the part of the loved one causes deep anguish.
We love neatness and tidiness about the house
so much that the least speck of dirt is annoying.
We love money so dearly that the very thought
f economic insecurity upsets us greatly. We love
the opinions of others to such a degree that we
fear to draw a deep breath.
see if we really look upon self as our treasure.
There is something wrong with the Christian
whose heart is so filled with self that there is
little. If any, room for God.
God created our heart to be filled by Himself
alone. vVe spend so mucn time trying to crowd
other things into it things and persons whom
we think will give us pleasure and fill our hearts.
And things and persons all turn out to be but
Daily Lenten prayers and practices should bring
us closer to God. They will, if we recaty to mind
frequently that we do love God, that we are doing
Lenten penances because we love Him. By be
coming detached from creatures, we will find it
easier to become attached to God. By giving less
of our hearts to creatures es ecially self we will
have more to eive to God. Bv elvinz our hearts
In the center of this problem of our own-made to God we are assuririg ourselves of happiness,
unhappiness is self big as life. Christ has told us
that where our treasure is, there is our heart. And,
human nature being what it is, we treasure self
above all things. Self is our treasure and our heart
is wrapped up in self. Our mind is scheming al
ways to please self every living moment.
Lent is an opportune time to check and see
Reserve Book Service
Probing Kefauver.. . . 'Friendly Kerr
By KEN RYSTROM
Ever since political boss Edward H. Crump "From log cabin to the . White
pinned the name "pet coon" on Estes Kefauver, the lifetime" sounds unmistakably like an
coon-cap senator from Tennessee has tackled one coln-and an achievement of a past ce y
bear aftjr another nd toppled what has appeared tToS
mer university star tackle was just an idealistic cabin in Indian territory in Ja' Jnt
young member of the House of Representatives, ready possesses the first-th e a ri-re
following general Democratic policy. for a modern Abraham Lincoln-and has a good
But, in that year, after nearly ten years in the start up me pouutiu uuu,
House, Kefauver set his cap for the Senate and
Arrnrdinr to Time magazine, he is a "big
burley man with a friendly eye and uie nana-
shake o f
won the Democratic nomination (the acid test in
Tenness e e )
strenuous o b
jections of Boss
tics for years.
A year la
ter, as chair
man of the
c o mmittee,
KEFAUVER iveiauver set
out to uncover national crime and cracked the
skull of another bear. Through television, radio
and newspapers he became a national figure and,
as Newsweek has said, the hero of millions who
are troubled by evidence of immorality in government.
In winning the support of the corruption-con- that he was chosen keynote speaker of the uemo
scious public, however, he alienated the Democratic cratic national convention in 1944. During the con
party politicians. According to Newsweek, they ac- vention his name was frequently mentioned in the
cuse him of both general and specific offenses: em- press as a possible vice presidential candidate,
barrassing his party and injuring his friends, be- ,
ing responsible for the defeat of Illinois Sen; Scott Administration Allegiance
Lucas in 1950 through the exposure of a Chicago
police chief and giving the Republican party its
best campaign issue for the 1952 election corrup
New Republic, however, has remarked that Ke
marked, "He I
can talk the
language o f
er, or bus
tive. He has
a genuine en
thusiasm for KERR
people, a friendliness that is reaL"
Although serving only his first term in Con
gress (elected in 1948), Kerr has been known in
Democratic circles ever since he became the first
Oklahoma-born governor of the state in 1942. He
was such an avid supporter of FDR's fourth term
Since then Kerr has continued to support the
administration in both foreign and domestic policy.
In fact, his allegiance to the Truman administra
tion has been so dependable (with two notable
exceptions) that, according to Newsweek, Kerr is
now the president's third choice for the Democratic
fauver's campaign against corruption may be a nomination for president (the first two being Fred
possible Democratic face-saver.
Irregardless of the attitude of party leaders,
Kefauver has launched his own campaign for the
presidential nomination on his own merits and
on his terms. He has declared that he will seek
the nomination whether Truman decides to run
or not And so the senator seeks another bear foot
for his coon cap.
Because of his reputation for defeating Crump
and cracking crime syndicates, Kefauvers inter
est in foreign affairs is frequently forgotten. New
Republic has said that he is "as convinced and
thoroughgoing an internationalist as is to be
found among our elected offiicals."
tie is opposed to General MacArthur. In Seat-
Vinson and Adlai Stevenson).
It appears, therefore, that Kerr's name on the
Nebraska primary ballot will have a dual signif
icance. It will, perhaps, test the fears of many
northern Democrats that Kerr is too conservative
for the voters. It may also determine the strength
of midwestern Truman supporters in meeting
Kefauver opposition. (Midwest Democratic lead
ers have already expressed their desire for Tru
Kerr's support of the administration has been
shown by nearly every legislative measure he has
voted for during his four years in the Senate.
Particularly note-worthy was his blistering attack
tie he called the general a "defeatist and Monday on General MacArthur following his removal by
morning quarterback." the president last spring.
In 1949 he introduced into the Senate a resolu
tion calling on the president to invite other nations Two Inconsistencies
in the North Atlantic Treaty organization to a , . j i .
. . , , w u 1UU Two instances, however, stand out against the
conference on federal union. .. . , .
u. consistent Fair Deal "blue" background. The first
Supports Truman is the senator's attitudes on federal civil rights
Kefauver has quite consistently supported legislation. He has declared that he will follow
both Roosevelt and Truman administration legisla- the Oklahoma state law which provides for ra
tion, although he is definitely not a "Truman man.' dal segregation in voting against any civil rights
On particular measures he has supported the bill in Congress.
lend-lease bill, abolition of the poll tax as a requi
To The Editor:
It may be helpful to students
for me to clarify library service
on books placed on reserve by in
structors. When requests are made
by instructors that individual
books or lists of books be placed
on reserve, tney are resirictea
either to two-hour use in the
building, overnight use, three-day
loan, or one-week loan.
The length of loan is determined
by several considerations: what
portion of a given book is to be
read, over what period of time it
is to be read, the size of the class,
and the number of copies of the
book in the library. The period
of loan is usually determined by
jonference between the librarian
and the instructor.
The librarian in the subject
field concerned knows what
books are on reserve, the
length of time for which they
may be borrowed, and for
which courses they are re
served. Students may secure
ail necessary miormauon oj . t.
consulting the librarian in the improving Machinery
subject field in which the book Even before he defeated Boss Crump and un
: . . a: x ...
anc iui vuung, extension oi iraae agreements, ex
tension of OPA and plan for a department of wel
fare. He has voted against the permanent establish
ment of the un-American activities committee,
federal employment loyalty bill, two-term limit
for president, Taft-Hartley law. Case anti-lynch
law (he declared that he thought it was unconsti
tutional and likely to encourage lynchings), ef
forts to aid Franco and restrictive amendment to
The other inconsistency was the so-called
Kerr bill of 1950, exempting independent na
tural gas producers from the price-control of
the Federal Power commission. The bill, passed
by the two houses of Congress by extremely nar
row margins, brought a delayed veto from the
president "one of the most difficult decisions
he has had to make on a domestic issue," ac
cording to Current Biography.
According to a Saturday Evening Post article,
the real break for cabin-bora Kerr came when the
Kefauver has said that he opposes federal civil Phillips oil company arranged for Kerr's oil firm
rights legislation (although he is not too emphatic).
ne preiers state action.
to drill its wells if Kerr a lawyer as well as
business man would "take charge of the cam
paign to convince the voters of Oklahoma City tha
it was in their own best interest to approve drilling
Arrofinno" r tti A a 4Via Yr - i
'covered the camblir.ff czars Kefauver wa aimin -" me campaign suc
Students should keep in mind fff VB V f- JL2 T Z ceeded' and Kerr became millionaire. His com
at instructors da not soecifv. asihl8h- In the House he was noted for his concern a u , ,7 ....
uvn vticmm in cvcijr yuase oi me on aistn-
After 11 rounds of debate on price and wage
J Jul (Dmhf VhJbAa&Jicuv
Associated Collegiate Press
Tka Dally lralu U pollb fcr tt tteSmta at Im
Dnlvmlly f Nebraska aa nvtmion ml HotrMt' new and npin
Imw Mir. Aerordlnf to nll H llw lX-I.aw fovnulne
twtont vuhllratlofif ana aamlirltr4 fcy th rloara of I'uWIra
lm, "It la tlx aXlarrd yntUj of ih Board (hat poMlratlniw.
aarr IU JurlMlletlMi inaii irea irnm nuum cmrir
that instructors do not specify, as
a rule, whether the book is on two-
hour reserve at the reserve desk in
the education reading room, or
whether it is reserved on open
shelves in a reading room. They
should also keep in mind that in
structors frequently tell a class
that a certain book "is on reserve
in the library" before they re
quest t he librarian to place it on
in such instances librarians
ire unaware, of course, that the
book is to be placed on reserve,
and consequently know nothing
about it when the student asks
about it immediately after the
class has been told that it is
We request that students and
faculty members present their
open brief cases to control at
tendants for inspection, rather
than removing material from them
and prpse.iting it to the attend
ant. It is no reflection on any
one's honesty to 'have material
checked as it leaves a library. This
Is a universal practice, and con
trol in many libraries is much
more stringont than at Nebraska.
CHARLES H. MILLER
Public Kervifj; Librarian
over the need for modernization of toe machinery buti t distribution
of Congress and for the prevention of "monopo-
On the modernization theme, Kefauver has
written a book (with Jack Levin), entitled
"Twentieth Century Congress," in which he sug
gests a number of changes. Among them are a
question period in which Congress could quiz
cabinet members on administrative policies,
voting by electricity in Congress, Joint national
legislative policy committee, end to the Senate's
exclusive right to ratify treaties, increase in term
of House members to four years and represen
tation fot the District of Columbia.
In state politics, Kerr's aim as governor was .
to "humanise the governor's office," winning
"support for his program In quiet, congenial con
ferences." He succeeded in establishing a sound
fiscal policy, retiring the state debt and curbing
power of government He was also active in soil
conservation and agricultural and Industrial de
velopment His popularity led to his successful bid for the
Democratic nomination for senator in 1948. He won
Although the New York Times has remarked the nartv's standard from a laro tMA h,u,i.
that his 'sober, temperate study . . . boldly faces -but not without' a challenge from the Senate
many problems which vex political mechanism," no elections investigating committee and later the
Congressional action has been taken. Senate rules committee. The charge that Kerr scent
After A 'Bear1 80016 $60,000 more on primary campaign expendl-
In tossing his coon cap into the presidential tures than the law allows, however, was dropped
ring, Kefauver has taken after a monstrous bear bV a unanimous decision of the rules committee,
bigger than Boss Crump, probably more diffl- . .
wins wver jaas
He won the November election, Time maga
zine has said, against the "best organized and best
financed campaign in years." The Kerr smile and
handshake, together with a conservative Vmtr n.i
"I hope Truman decides to run," he declares, policy, have done all right in moving a 20th-cen-"111
beat the socks off him." tury pioneer along the unblazed trails of politics.
cult to handle than Frank Costcllo. The bear is the
But he Is still counting on his characteristic
unconquerable enthusiasm a powerful instru
ment In politics.
controls last weekend, one University debater, Dale y - Xi7, $ it
Johnson cf the runner-up championship team, was
getting a little tired of arguing the same question.
Consequently, he began his final round with
this: "Win, lose or draw, we will finally find out
whether we should have permanent price and wage
controls." Unfortunately, the Judges must have be
lieved we should havs permanent controls, for
Johnson and his colleague, Wayne Johnson, who
were against them, lost the championship round Hnlim,
to a Northwestern university team by a 3-2 vote,
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Representatives of Corn Cobs and Tassels and
the Student Council representative who attended
the Big Seven Pep Club convention in Kansas
City last weekend learned how the Cornhusker
pep groups stood in comparison with other
University Cora Cobs and Tassels' organiza
tion rated high, and the faculty cooperation was
the best to be found on any of the Big Seven
"The Flying Enterprise" again will be a familiar engineering put the yearbook, the Royal Purole
name on the ocean byways. For Capt. Kurt Carlson and the publications board in a quandry by posing
will soon be in command of his own ship again. for his senior picture in a wig, stiff collar and
' Rejecting offers of wealth the courageous cap- glasses.
tain asked only for another ship. Maybe the en- Refusing to give any reason for the action, the
tire nation should take note of the captain who boy threatened to sue the board if the picture is
turned down all offers of material gain to return not used. After all, he says, it is paid for.
to his sole objective in life the sea. Although The Nebraskan has been threatened
Members of Sigma Alpha Mu deserve a pat on at times because of printing certain material this
is the first time we have heard of a publication
being sued for not using something. J.K.
ternity. Every evening, until their project is fin
ished, both pledges and actives are painting the
interior of the Newman Methodist church.
The Daily Nebraskan hopes other fraternities
will follow their example.
Photo Good, Garb Poor
For attention, some college students will go to
almost any extent.
At Kansas State college a senior in electrical
alter thoe you have. Guaranteed work
at Budget prlcea. Marian Svoboda.
Myfir""ornrfor "Btte7'F7nirimOTtho back for their participation to abandon Hell
ta?wn;."XMTFMlc and Initiate a heip Week within their Ira-
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