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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 28, 1954)
Too Much To Do
University students are well known as
persons with too much to do, with not enough
time to do it. Of course,, there are those
A group of Nebraska educators were
called together at the beginning of this
week by State Superintendent F. B. Decker
to discuss an interesting and important ques
tion concerning high school extracurricular
The question was have the schools gone
beyond the limits in promotion of high school
The general response of teachers, parents
and school administrators who know is that
there is definitely a need to slow down
such extracurricular activities.
Some of the points brought up at the
meeting were these: Students are making
more and more demands for a broader ac
tivity program to a point where, as one
educator put it, "we a-e supplying every
thing but dormitories at night." For a cer
tain middle-sized town it costs taxpayers
$4,000 every day school is dismissed for
band contests and other affairs. A high
school is forced, whether it likes it or not,
to continue the program because the schools
around it emphasize it so greatly. Com
petition among high schools hase become
a dog-cat-dog affair.
These points and many more were
brought up at the meeting. But one educa
tor made an observation that probably
comes closer to hitting the true significance
of the problem. He said that perhaps high
schools should emphasize the three R's more
and thus let extra-curricular activities auto
matically be de-emphasized. Maybe high
school students aren't being worked hard
enough if they have all this time to run
No one believes that extra-curricular ac
tivities should be abolished completely. And
none denies that these extra-curricular ac
tivities have a certain educational value in
themselves. But, try as students may, noth
ing will ever take the place of rood solid
booklearning" the three R's when it
comes to education.
The typical high schooler hates to admit
this. By the time he gets to college he
finds himself regretting the fact that he did
not spend more time with books in high
school. For many students, this interest in
education comes later than in high school.
To realize that an important three or four
years have been in part wasted is a tragic
and frequent occurrence among high school
High school educators, then, have an ob
ligation to force, if necessary, the three R's
on high school students. The meeting of
the educators was encouraging. K. N.
Through no fault of the people of Ne
braska, but thanks to the political system
that we live under, the State of Nebraska
has recently sent a woman to represent the
one and one-third million residents of the
To a lowly male, feeling personally hurt
at the slap at the better half of the popula
tion, the appointment of Mrs. Eva Bowring
to fill the term of the late Dwight Griswold
came as somewhat of a blow to pride and
Yet to many people in the state, more
than likely the other half f the population,
which, we are told, is actually the superior,
the appointment came bathed in the joy of
the myrtle and the mirth of spring.
And to some few hundred ' University
coeds, the selection of a woman to repre
sent the state in the "most exclusive club
in the world" the U.S. Senate should have
given a ray of hope that kind find no equal.
Contrary to common practice, any smart,
aggressive, attractive, energetic and alert
young woman should forget about picnics,
fonnals, home-ec courses, sororities and
even the olympus of all campus activities
the Monday evening pinning session.
If a girl wants to get ahead, she has a
1. Make a beeline to the Ag campus.
2. Enroll in all the horse-riding, calf
roping, cattle branding, cow punchin' courses
the institution offers.
4. Take one course entitled, 4How To
Look Young and Charming At Age 62."
4. Marry a wealthy rancher in the wide
open sand hills of Nebraska, begin to play
politics and just sit around and hope.
Actually, The Nebraskan, knowing little
about the record of Mrs. Bowring, wishes
her well in her new job. We feel proud'
that the Governor selected a woman to ful
fill the term.
Sen. Bowring, as the second woman in
the 83rd Congress, will be under the scru
tiny of many, many people throughout the
state and throughout the nation.
This writer feels confident that the fair
ex mill prove itself up to the rigors of the
Job. Certainly Sen. Bowring can far a
man's job any day she's been doing it out
In Merrim&n day in and day ut
Good luck, Madam Senator. D. F.
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who would contest such a statement, sum
ming up the situation by noting that they
(University students) don't do anything.
However, this week at the University could
well be used as an example of the "too
much to do claim."
To begin with, students are expected to
continue with their usual study routine.
Examinations are scheduled with the same
regularity and classes are still held at the
appointed time and place. Yet, with the
spring weather, the University activity
world has opened up with its biggest guns
to vie for students' attention and participa
tion. E-Week, an outstanding University activ
ity for the already harried engineering stu
dents, will be open this week to provide
students and other Nebraskans with enter
tainment and information. The exhibits and
information to be presented during the week
are definitely worth the attention of stu
dents and have taken hours of preparation.
The Kosmet Klub show (reportedly one
of the best ever) will open this week. Many
University students have spent long, hard
hours of practice in getting the production
together, and the results of their efforts are
something all students should take the time
These two happenings alone would do
much to fill up a week end, if the average
student does some studying. But, in addi
tion to E-Week and the KK show, the Ag
campus will be the scene of great activity
Plans made by Ag students includ a
rodeo, dance, parade, etc., all of which are
well worth seeing whether the spectator is
in Ag college or Arts and Sciences.
On the more sophisticated and equally
important side, choral groups througout the
University have combined forces to present
"King David." In addition to the massive
group of singers there will be a "b'g name"
of the theater, Basil Rathbone, to act as
narrator. This production would be an out
standing occasion at any University and is
one of the more outstanding presented at NU.
Also there will be several speakers on
the campus plus theater productions by the
Lab groups in the Temple building. Regu
lar Ivy Day sing practices, costume fittings
and party-planning go on as usual.
Obviously, to attend all these functions
would be well-nigh impossible for persons
who had nothing to do but entertain them
selves. The fact is, however, that final ex
amination week is rapidly approaching with
""put-off" term papers, reports, etc., fast
Perhaps this weekend is no more crowd
ed or overloaded than others, but the too
full, extra-curricular schedule of events
makes itself overwhelmingly obvious. With
out doubt, all the ''entertainment" is worth
while, and University students should take
take time to see it, but it doesn't seem pos
sible that any one of them will have suffi
cient time to do so.
The Nebraskan feels that an examination
of the scheduling procedure of jthese events
is in order- T. W.
Here is the story of a practical man
one who would rather stick with his occu
pation than receive government charity.
A blind beggar, who has turned down
Welfare Department help since 1946, told
authorities that the $4,000 annual income
he earned from begging w&s more than he
could draw through any of the aid programs.
One Way Only
The Lincoln City Council has approved
plans for the inauguration of one-way streets
on No. 16th and 17tH streets.
Under the plan, traffic would flow north
on 17th and south on 16th from O St. to
Holdrege. The approved one-way system
will be placed in effect on a 60-day .trial
basis following conferences in May with a
consulting traffic engineer.
Once the plan is in effect, crazy, mixed
up students will be even more confused ai
they attempt to travel north on 16th and
Worthy Of Emulation
Lancaster County Assessor's office re
ports they received a little "conscience
Assessor Arthur Davis received an anony
mous letter with four one-dollar bills which
were -"omitted from my last assessment."
The money will go into the general f und,
Required: One Teetotaler
A bar operator cannot patronize his own
establishment, a California superior court
The court was of the opinion that an
operator should! be strictly an observer.
After all, how could an intoxicated operator
look at the clock and tell when it's time to
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"Since In the past I've taught this for
probably seems like a lot of work for a two-hour
Ag Dean Says Recruiting
Big Faculty-Student Task
By DEAN W. V. LAMBERT
College f Agriculture
A challenge which any Univer
sity person whether student or
professor should accept is that
of recruitment. The word means
to grow, to strengthen, to replen
ish or to restore. It may be ap
plied in several ways to a Uni
versity or College.
We think of recruitment in
terms of enlisting new students
to registeV in the various col
leges. This is an important task.
An educational institution gains
its reputation by the students
who attend and by the graduates
who go out to make their mark
in the world. Not all capable
voung men and young women feel
the need of furthering their edu
cation. It is the duty of those who
are associated with the Univer
sity to use their efforts in en
couraging able young people to
continue their education.
Each staff member and student
should become as thoroughly
acquainted as possible with their
University by knowing broadly
about the work that is being done
in all branches, as well as know
ing what the University can do
for them, whether as students or
A good recruitment program
could help to arouse the interest
of the public as a whole in what
the University is doing. This is
a challenge to both students and
faculty. Do your friends and
neighbors know all the wonder
ful work that is being carried on
at a great institution like the
University? Do you know about
this work so that you can tell
For instance, how many stu
dents and facully members on
the city campus know anything
about the large important pro
grams of the Agricultural Ex
periment Station and the Agri
cultural Extension Service?
The University f Nebraska be
longs to the people of the state.
They should be thoroughly ac
quainted with its operation and
maintenance and with its gov
ernment. Each voter in the slate
may express his interest in the
University at the time a member
of the Board of Regeats is elected
from his district. He should be
acquainted with the candidate
and know his qualifications and
objectives for the University.
A third, and perhaps more tan
gible, phase of recruitment is the
financial -one. As Alice in Won
derland has said, "You have to
run as fast as you can to keep
up; and if you want to get ahead,
you have to run twice as fast."
The same is true here. All of our
resources are required to con
tinue operations. If we want to
undertake new projects, we must
have more resources.
These resources come from the
people in the state. When they
realize the benefits they receive
from the University in the way
of solving their farm and home
management problems, in addi
tional returns from their land
and crops by using practices rec
ommended by the University and
in many other ways, they will be
more willing to furnish the added
An informed and sympathetic
public is essential if the impor
tant functions of the University
are to be expanded to meet the
needs of our society in this age
There is another way in which
individuals may contribute di
rectly to development of the Uni
versity. That is through the Uni
versity Foundation. Through this
agency it is possible for an indi
vidual to set up a fund through
a trust agreement and have his
money applied directly to an im
portant project in which he is in
terested. How many of our stu
dents and faculty understand die
possibilities of this organization
for the potential welfare of the
If all of you who read these
lines will accept the challenge to
recruit students, information ind
funds for the University of Ne
braska, it will continue to grow
and prosper through the years.
Then there was the absent
minded sculptor who kissed his
model and chiseled on his wife.
Two old maids were watching
a young mother they both knew
shopping with her young twins.
"There goes that nice Mrs.
Jones and her twins," said the
first old maid. "You know, I read
in an article the other day where
it said twins is something which
only happens once in 38,679
"Indeed," said the other. 'I
don't see how she ever had time
to do her house work.
Definition of a gold-digger:. A
girl who breaks dates by going
out with them.
Prof: Are you cheating on this
Student: No, sir, I was only
telling him his nose was dripping
on my paper.
During a church service a wo
man in the balcony leaned so tar
over the balcony railing that she
slipped over and felL Her dress
was caught on the chandelier,
and she hung in mid-air.
The minister, noticing her
awkward position, thundered at
his congregation: "The first man
who turns to look will be
stricken blind "
A man in the fifth row mur
mured to his friend: "I'm going
to risk one eye. Jack."
Friend: I hear you gave that
girl a wonderful present.
Student: "You're wrong. I've
given her a wonderful past."
"Why is your friend so silent?
"He can't seem, to find a spit
toon." a a
Beta: "The girls run after my
Sigma Nu: "So what' After
mine they're limp."
by Duk Bibur je Student Forum
By BERT BISHOP
One wonders, now that the
trees have leaves again and the
lilac bushes have pretty purple
blooms, how far spring madness
will go this year. Of course, there
is already the rash of beer busts
(discreetiy labelled "picnics"),
necking tests ("quiet drives in
the country") and increases in
suspicion of everything concerned
with books ("love").
. But the madness to worry about
has nothing to do with these
normal, enjoyable pastimes. The
things which have remained in a
hibernated state of confusion and
quiet mayhem while spring ap
proached are the ones most
worthy of watching.
- Naturally,-there will be no more
panty raids here. We can do
without the pompous frowns of
our superiors and without the
accidental violence which wasn't
meant, but happened anyway.
There will be a few nervous
breakdowns and shattered con
stitutions, however, all because
we haven't yet learned to take
ourselves in hand.
The juicy combination of plays,
concerts. Ivy Day, finals, summer
plans, classes, etc., won't take
long to make most of us wish for
winter again. Every spring leads
in the same direction every
where. Most of us try to do too
much for too many different ap
parent reasons, with the result
that we never quite know where
WE PLASTER ourselves with
schedules (if we are sane enough
to make them out) which three
people couldn't keep with any
self-respect For every hour
which has some planned activity,
six unexpected jobs come up de
manding the time. For every mo
five hours credit,
Apparently I should clarify
my stand on my recent article.
I was not concerned with
whether or not anyone had gone
to school, but with the useless
ness of arguing faith against
If terms were defined and
agreed upon, there would be no
debate. If not, there would be
no end to the debate. No one
can ever determine whether
most of the Bible or of anything
else he ever reads is valid. He
must accept what to him seems
Unfortunately, man lacks the
intelligence to be sure of his
logic, and therefore of his knowl
edge. Therein lies the only dan
ger of knowledge.
Religion is not opposed to
knowledge. It only warns man
to keep his limitations in mind.
What is not perceived through
the senses can not be imagined.
Therefore the complete truth
can not be attained.
10 to 9
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Wednesday, April 28, 1954
Where he We?
ment of rest there is a bushel
basket of plans, ideas, hopes and
worries to torment and bedevil.
It is no wonder we all have
slightly demented gleams In our
eyes, or that we act j if we
should be running instead of walk.
Ing wherever we go. Nor Is it
any wonder that, much of the
ttime, we never get there.
There is no real solution to this
dilemma unless it is a great
amount of courage. We need
courage enough to face ourselves
in a dark room and alone, cour
age enough to do away with all
of the tingling, ptaronizing "situ
ations" which both tide us over
those rough spots whin we don't
know what we are doing and keep
us far enough away from our
selves that we will never find
IT IS NO small task to be truly
honest with one's self, especially
for those who are not equipped
with enough self-knowledge to
think that with any authority
about what they are. It is not
easy to throw aside our white
bucks and our "real cool's" and
the rest of our cltaches of act and
speech to find out just what is
behind all of the accessories wa
have bolted on our personalities.
But now is certainly the time
to do just that. Now is when we
should find out if we like pie be
cause we like it or because it is
easier to eat it than explain why
not. Now is when we should find
out who really cares more how
we act, a society which is no
more nor less, with us or with
out us, so long as we are the
same as everyone else; or our
selves, who may, some too late
day, wake up to find that, if we
had known, we really might have
wanted to act a little different
from the pat rules.
Graduate Student Ellingson Clarifies
His Position On Religion Controversy
It has been suggested that I
dissolve. I believe my protein
to be too highly polymerized for
this, unless, of course, my
source of information is not
JAMES G. ELLINGSON.
AWS Workshop, 7 p.m., Union
AUF Speakers' Bureau, 5 p m..
Union Parlor X.
PraTost Corps Meeting. 7:30
p.m.. Military and Naval Scienca
Dr. Alfred Washburn Lector,
1:30 p.m.. Faculty Lounge.
Love and Marriage Series,
"Marriage in College," Reg
Knowles, 7:30 p.m.. Love Li
brary. We Give
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