The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 05, 1956, Page Page 2, Image 2
THE NEBRASKAN Wednesdoy, December 5, 1955 LITTLE MAN ON CAMPUS by Dick BibUr wm ii! 1 'oiiiQlhhih Of Value Ths i .! .. n'l 11 ' 1 " 1 M I i II Poqt 2 Nobrcskan Editorials: I t :j - 1 V "7 J "J . . In one of the most extr.dorinary bits of renown for themselve., but In the earnest be- student endeavor on the campus this year, the lief that they are doing something good for City Campua YWCA is planning the support of aomeone else. ten refugee Hungarian students to study at the They are trying to make it an ell-campus University next semester. PJect In giving any group who wishes a hand , . . , . . . 4V. vw t. in the responsibility and cost. The usual pub- This movement, origin , ed by the YW is ' spreading through er n groups,. nd ha. T ' J absent-instead there been sriven the good wishes of Governor An- , , . Sn ChanceUor Clifford Ha,din ha. said he feelin of omethin worthwhilft would be .'delighted" to present , th matter to . ten Hungarlan student$ wUI the Board of Regents at their next meet- . . ... mo ouom . , do the university any good, or whether the tag in January. University will benefit them in any way will Preliminary plans would have campu. re- faflve t(j stflnd the trlal of experiencet what ls ligiou. house, supporting maintenance, book vital now is that Btudents at the University stores to provide supplies and fraternities and are rising aboye gelf and group Merest, and are sororities to back room and board. These plan. attempting to heip , few Hungarian strangers have not yet been, approved by any of the whoge only crimes were fight for their free. groups, but will be considered in the near fu- (lom ture. Xhe best way for students on this campus to The committee heading the idea is also plan- ehow they know the meaning of aelfishlessness, ning to solicit civic organizations off the cam- and to show they can have interests above their pus to underwrite travel costs. own is to support this drive, both with their What makes the idea a really good one is organization', money and with their own labor, that it U project far above the usual murky This student movement cannot logically be a run of campus activities. Members of the com- .uccess without student support. It is a chance mittee are not working for any publicity or. to try something reaUy good for once. Parking Or Professors In his state of the University address two University students who ask for adequate months ago, Chancellor Hardin outlined some parking will undoubtedly experience increas ed the basic problems of the school. ing impatience with the situation as it stands Noted, of course, were such thing, as prepara- now. Yet can we demand additional facilities tions for expansion of both the physical facilities for our cars when we cannot keep a sufficient and the enrollment, the teaching shortage and staff to make the school a fine institution? standards of the educational program. We think not. We believe that the foremost One item which the Chancellor discussed was worry of the school at present should be the the parking situation. He promised that the Uni- need for meeting the five point crisis outlined versity was doing everything it could to main- by Dr. Hardin. And if this means trimming tain adequate parking for a. many students as money from the budget which was orginally possible. He cited the addition of a new lot at allocated for additional parking facilities, then 17th and Vine and declared that a request for we must resign ourselves to the pedestrian s study of lighting the area be made. way of life. Since that time, parking has not improved We are faced with problems far more seri- on the campus. The only noted change in the 0us than the campus parking problem. Not that situation is the Increasing disgust on the part the lack of room for adequate safety of ex- of some students with the problem. "We have pansive automobiles are not Important. Yes, it been promised action," some declare, "but seems to be very dear to the hearts of most still wander around for precious pre-class min- car-owning Cornhuskers. utes and end up on red lines." But the loss of top-flight professors will be And the charge is true. very close to the hearts of students here in the It must be remembered that the University not too distant future. We must put the avail is asking for an increase in the budget for the able funds where they will do the most good next two years. Each item the Chancellor has for the overall integrity of ,the institution, sought is essential to the maintenance of a great The parking problem we always have among University. us; the fine professors we may not have. More Liberal Arts To many students, the thought of "being at through their dominating influence on future home in the liberal arts" is either impractical college teachers changed liberal arts colleges or just plain useless. But former United State, from institutions offering a broad, liberal edu- Commissioner of Education Dr. Earl J. Mc- cation into training institutions for those wish Grath feels that despite one's vocational goals, ing to enter graduate schools? at the barest minimum a nodding acquaintance . The study wWch ne is making won't change with the liberal arts is essential to success. the patterns of either the professional schools McGrath, directing a study of higher educa- or the graduate schools. But it will strengthen tion at Columbia University, said that increas- and accelerate the movement toward giving ing social and cultural pressures make it a every student a home in the liberal arts, must of education for the modern man to know The merits of such colleges are definitely liberal arts. . apparent. Professional schools, such as engi- In fact, it is his belief that a proportionate neering colleges, are accused of creating ma amount of liberal students should accompany chines. If, then, the students who attended the rapid advances in professional education. them are well versed in the arts, if Cicero or Some questions the study will explore are: Bacon become the oil to prevent the machine Is liberal arts education stronger or weaker in from rusting, the professionals will be bolstered, schools of engineering or business administra- Whether being a "well-rounded man" is a tion which have their own instructors in liberal goal the student is looking for is not the point subjects or where such instruction is pursued in question. That through understanding of the in a separate liberal arts division? basic principles of our classical traditions man What is the relative status of liberal arts col- can become more sympathetic with the forces leges and the undergraduate professional schools around him is what counts, in the total higher education enterprise? The status, then, of the liberal college, must, Have the highly specialized graduate schools, m mmy cases be improved. The status of the m M- - types which' it sends out can be improved. Or J&TT&F TnOffsff Flf C better yet, the McGrath study might be aiming -m a WsT M IIVMIIf A toward the elimination of "types" as graduates NEAR (national emergency alarm repeater) of tne beral arts institute. discovered by a group of Kansas City scientists " ' is being currently discussed as an alarm spread- At D CLAli er in case of enemy attack. rID J If Off 5 It would be sounded through the nation's elec- This year's Mortar Board Uniforms are quite trie power relay system by small buzzers in- conservative and very much in good taste, but scauea in electrical outlet, in homes and offices, in many ways rather unimaginative. They do A signal passed through utility networks would resemble men's sport coats and would undoubt- activate the buzzers. ably pass as such if only the young ladies would The scientists are confident it would be the wear a tie with their outfit. Perhaps, they could simplest way of spreading an alarm since 98 borrow the Innocents' ties some day? per cent of the nation's population is served The thought for the day is that members of by electric power lines. 'the senior women', honorary purchase Bermuda The system, originated at the Midwest Re- shorts of much the same material as the skirts search Institute in Kansas City, Mo., has been they presently wear whenever it is a "senior wom- cperated successfully for the past two months en's honorary day." They would also buy argyle without affecting even critical research instru- knee socks of contrasting designs which would Inents' cover some small amount of 6kin and might The new NEAR definitely ha. an advantage in possibly help to gain approval from the Dean that it could warn the entire country of an enemy of Women's office. attack by initiating the signal at a single point. The MB's (not to be confused with Military However, it appear, that such a device would Balls or mum buying, an activity promoted by be somewhat costly and would require mass co- the women's organization) could then wear these operation of cities, towns and rural areas to be sport outfits on warm days or whenever they effective. Even if the buzzer were used a. an were taking part in combined functions with the Initial warning the present plan of radio and Innocents, senior men's group who have said television alerts would still have to be used "dash it all to tradition" and are wearing shiny for further information. metal buttons on their striped jackets. The scientists, however, do plan to evaluate One problem that might result from the adop- NEAR further by extending the experimental tion of the abbreviated attire is that sophomore work to a larger load system, eventually reach- activity workers might realize that Mortar lag the point of satisfactorily signalling a city Boards often have knobby knees just as do other of 50,000 to 100,000 population. ' girls. Oh well, it's just a thought. The Nebraskan FIFTY-FIVE YEARS OLD v EDITORIAL STAFF S&mber: Associate Collegiate Pres. mSZti':::: Intercollegiate Pres. 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February t. 1UA. circulation Manager Richard Hrndrtx Kub-red ae second class matter at the post ofttc la Auituuit Business Managers Don Bock, liaeaiia. uunutka. uiuior toe ae at Auguat IiUUi JUury peteia, Tom NfH, Jenr euJIsnUne t 'He's severely handicap in this class -he mitUGUW Nebrashan Letierips Dear Editor, I recently heard the statement that "what separate, the East and West is a 'golden curtain', not an iron curtain'." This statement was attributed to a religious lead er visiting on this campus. This is a statement that I feel needs personal analysis by Christians. It Li a generalization which has sev eral possible implications many of which are based on truth and others which are definitely out side the realm of fact. It is true that the great differ ences in wealth between those in the 'West' and other parts of the world is a difficult barrier to in- Obeefves U.S. Foreign Policy'Right' By SABAH KUSHKAKI Editor's Note: Sabah KushkakI, a senior majoring in journalism and political science, is a for eign correspondent for the Anis Daily In Kabul, Afghanistan. He is studying at the University un der a scholarship from the Af ghanistan Press Department. The events happening in Egypt and Hungary have indeed changed the whole shape of international politics. And, if the Government of the United States pursues the right path, the free nations of Asia and Africa enthusiastically will co operate with this nation in ad vancing the cause of the free world. Until a few weeks ago, the Unit ed States was suspected to be a partner of the Anglo-French co lonial policies. This suspicion was about to turn into a reality when the top policy makers of this coun try branded neutrality as an "im moral" behavior, when the French brutalities in North Africa were endorsed as the right act, when the State Department announced the support of America for Port ugese position in Goa, India, and, finally, when all these actions were used by the Russians as s liabil ity against the United States' for eign policy. America was just another imperial power. And, when Asians and Africans hear about imperialism, they become as feverish as Mr. Knowland be comes when he hears somebody talking about the admission of the Republic of China into the United Nations. But, as we said, the events of the last few weeks have changed the situation. For when the Anglo French armed intervention rang around the world, the Africans and Asians looked upon the United States to expel the invaders. Rus sia was unable to provide this leadership; and, frankly, nobody had expected her to do so. Russia had become deeply involved in crushing patriotism in Hungary. This act was intolerable to Asians and Africans. Indeed, if the policy makers of this nation would be capable enough to grasp the sig nificance of this strange game, and assume the kind of leadership that chastises the trespassers, and it has already done so, then surely a great service will be performed for the cause of the free world. This is a golden opportunity. Only two weeks ago such professional neutralists as India, Indonesia, Burma and Afghanistan came out in support of ths American reso lution in the United Nations and challenged the Soviets to leave Hungary. Russia has received a devastating defeat in its interna tional policies. But, the question might be asked, what would happen to the West ern chain of alliance if the United States declares the independence of its foreigr policy? Should the United States break off its tra ditional friendship with Great Britain and France? The answer is, of course, no. What is needed is to understand that there must be more than one way to keep this alliance. Because, if the United States, in order to keep its par tiality to these nations, and thus to promote the cause of the -free world, must identify itself with their imperialistic aims, then un doubtedly the very objective for which this partiality is kept namely the objective of saving the rest of the world from Com munismwill be destroyed, ternational understanding. It Is also true that there exists much complacency in the western coun tries. However to imply that these factors have caused greater ten sion than the action, of the Soviet sphere of influence is to misun derstand the basic nature of the 'iron curtain'. The actions of the Soviet sphere have been based on violence, oc curing nearly always at the worst possible times for international un derstanding. They are essentially DESTRUCTIVE rather than con structive. This is not meant to con done complacency. It merely places it in its true light relative to the actions of the east. James A. Welch Editor'. Note! The above let ter was shown to the Rev. Paul R. Dotson, a student pastor from the University of the Philippines who I. visiting the University this week, before it reached the Nebraskan office. Rev. Dotson made the following comments: Dear Editor, 1) The statement was not that, "what separate, the East and West is a 'golden curtain'." The state ment was that one of the factors that make, communication diffi cult between much of Asia and Africa and the U.S.A. is what the French poet Jean Cocteau called in a letter to his American friends: THE GOLDEN CURTAIN. This poet spoke of Hollywood, Broad way, the Newspapers, the T.V. . . . as the Curtain between the Ameri can people and life, life as a gift of God as well a. life as it is lived in other parts of the world. The use of this reference in the state ment, referred to in the letter to the editor was a quotation from a German Lutheran pastor who has just finished two years service in a United States Church (not Lu theran) in which he was trying to set forth some of the things that disturbed him in America. The question is not therefore whether we like or approve of rhe state ment but that a French poet and a German pastor feel it is a true description of one of the problems affecting relations between at least Europe and the U.S.A. 2) There was in no sense a com parison between the destructive-' ness of the different "curtains" i.e. iron, bamboo and golden but the speaker does believe, that we as Americans must give the utmost consideration to this "gold en" curtain which is something we can do directly while any action we take with regard to the other "curtains" must of necessity be indirect. This is therefore a direct responsibility whereas the others are not. Paul R. Dotson iconoclast' Magazines ranging from Popu lar Mechanic, to Scientific Amer lean tell u. that science is en larging our horizons. The struggle of our civilization has become the attempt to fly faster, see farther and tlow things higher. Now that the geographic world ha been conquered, now that almost no place exist, where man cannot go if he cares enough, we are told that the challenge to which our civilization must respond is found in the laboratories and on the Steve Schultz proving grounds. And perhaps cer tain men the Oppenheimer., Eln steins and Crowells are accepting this challenge and responding. But we are not living in a so ciety of incredible intellects; our society is made up of common men perhaps too common, but that is neither here nor there at the moment. And this common man is not challenged by the gold en era of science. Rather he is en slaved by it. Science long ago locked man in a cage of abscis sas and ordinates; "If we do this, ha will do that the graph says so." When he occasionally breaks jail as witness the 1948 elections even he himself is surprised. But more immediate, more palpable and more important than the in dividual's pollster-p light is his transformation into a cog in the mass-production system made pos sible by science. Anyone who ha. worked in a factory, anyone wh ha. come home from a Job with his feet aching, his ears ringing and his eyes heavy knows how much individuality goes on in an office, even in the management echelons. In the rush to turn out a million Identical article., we are. also producing a million identical souls. And not one of them has time to contemplate his metamor phosis. Little wonder that when h leaves the science-created bustle, he welcome, even tedium as re laxation. He watches televised me diocrity, loving Lucy and living vicariously in an isolation booth. He reads Confidential because kneeling to peep into s keyhole is comfortable. Hi. religion be comes an increasing stream of palate pleasing, peddled piety. Under the circumstances, we should not be surprised that the humanistic intellectual is separ ated from the common man and branded an "egghead." The man who develops hi. mind will in evitably be ostracized from the mass which does not. But since the intellect is our only answer to en croaching, ennervating. technology, the mind-mass schism is tragic. Surrender would be the easiest answer. Obviously, science is here to stay. Model-T luxury has be come El Dorado necessity. But each generation must meet a chal lenge and surmount it. I submit that man in this generation is not challenged to overcome his en vironment by science; he must overcome science by his soul. Collegiate Poll: Slmkni I MINNEAPOLIS (ACP)- 1 1 would appear, on the average that college student, are little bothered by restrictions of various sorts placed upon them by college administrators. This is not an un qualified generalization, however, since restriction, are unique for each individual college. Students may be very satisfied at one par ticular institution and very un happy at another. In addition, the situation may vary within the confines of any one college, say between students living on campus and students liv ing off campus, or between stu dent, in one particular line of learning and those in another. But whatever else may be said upon the subject, one can feel fairly safe in saying that no college es capes the problem, be its intensity slight or weighty. To get some information on this issue from the student's point of view, Associated Collegiate Press asked the following question of a representative national cross-section of college students: DO YOU FEEL THAT YOUR COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION IS, TOO RESTRICTIVE IN GOVERN ing your private life while you attend college? The results Men Women Total Yes 20 15 18 No 76 82 78 Undecided ... 4 3 4 Indications are that coeds appear to be a shade more satisfied with their present status than do col lege men. But of greater interest is the fact that all but a very small percentage of students have opinions either one way or the other on this issue. Most students who feel the regu lations laid down by their college administrations are fair, justify their opinion with the observation that rules are necessary. "They have to have most of these re strictions for a large group" is the j GREEK JJ The Death Of The Sparrow Mourn, O Venuses, O Cupid, and all You men of beauty's nerve, The sparrow of my mistress Has slipped off life's great curve. Sparrow of my lover's joy She loved you more Through vision's door; Honeyed bird, you, Spying her like She with psyche Might spy her kin. Clinging to her bosom, Hopping here and there, i Singing to your mistress fair Now you travel in the dark To Hades where you must remain; Damn the evil Orcus dark Which swallows beauty's mark It snatched away My sparrow's day. Sad and poor , And little bird, Your joy for my love Leave, her above With grief 'b red eyes And tear, for sighs. Richard M. Kelly leslriclion way a freshman coed at Alabama College (Montevallo) put. it, while a senior at Villanova University (Villanova, Pa.) says: "The ad standards of personal conduct to maintain orderliness." And i sophomore coed at Christian Col lege for Women (Columbia, Mo.) stresses this point: "Three hun dred seventy-five girls away from home need quite a bit of reason able governing." Some students qualify their ac ceptance of administrative regula tion, such a. the senior coed at the University of Nebraska (Lin coln) who says: "A youth needs certain restrictions, until he is an adult. There are, however soma situations that leave me uneasy. A Wesleyan University (Middle town, Conn.) junior feels that while a college may "not be too. restrictive in, actually governing," it has a somewhat restrictive in fluence on behavior, which is gen erally good." A senior at Wesleyan University feels that 1 his administration is "especially good, fair, lenient, and intelligent," while one of his class mates looks at the question this way: "They 'haven't bothered me ye$." "There are no restrictions on our private life a healthy situa tion." They haven't bothere me yet" is the statement of a fresh man at Henry Ford Community College (Dearborn, Mich.), -while a sophomore coed at Long Beach City College (Long Beach, Calif.) explains her particular circum stance in this fashion: "The school does not govern our life here on campus strictly, as we are not a four-year college with dorms." Students who feel they are hind, ered with restrictions generally of fer specific examples. And most of them advance the hypothesis that it is impossible to mature as responsible adults when they are treated like ' juveniles. For ex- ample, a senior at a large mid western university puts it this way: "The college administration inform, the student how mature he is when he starts college, but yet lays down rigid laws to con trol the student," while a graduate student at the same university states: "It is paternalistic to tht Nth degree." "The regulations are absurd'1 is the feeling of a senior coed at a large Southern university while a graduate coed at the same uni versity makes herself more specif ic: ",00 away with standard dress rules, visiting rules and restric- ' tions against living away from the dorms." '.'The residence and cafe teria rules are unfair" is the feel ing of a junior at a .mall Mid western state teachers college. A freshman at a small California college thinks the "school is so strict that it is cutting down school morale and enthusiasm." A sophomore attending a medium sized Eastern university thinks that -restrictions are too hard for those living on campus since there is "no opportunity for 'junior' to grow up," And a comparison be tween school and home life is made by a sophomore coed at a small Midwestern state teachers college who . says: "I have much more freedom at home and there are rule, my parents wouldn't think oi enforcing." A foreign graduate student at the University of Minnesota (Min neapolis) contrasts our colleges with those in Europe. He feels that there is a totally different viewpoint on the two continents. . "In Europe students are treated as ' adults; they are respected as lead er, and future leaders. In the United States they are treated like children, regimented under trivia and red-tape."