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The Daily Nebroskon
Tuesday, March 12, 1957
Daily Nebraskan Editorials:
saa. v i r if
( COULDN'T HE THINK ) N
of anyt y i
Prophets, artists and geniuses aren't recog
nized by their own communities. Neither are
attempts to bring the finest of entertainment
to a city.
The City of Lincoln proved that when it failed
to give true support to the opening show in
the new Pershing Memorial Auditorium.
You would think that 'a city which has
dreamed of a new place in which to meet and
show and laugh would swarm the arena of the
auditorium as it opened its history with a fine
show Sunday night. But no, the city forgot that
it had dreamed for fifteen years of an audito
rium which could host top-flight entertainers.
What is sadder yet is the fact that the Uni
versity will lose an opportunity to see the
many fine shows which have been available
in the past through the wonderful work of, the
Duane lake, director of the Union, said that
the Union is pulling out of sponsoring top-flight
artists. "We've been losing money on Just about
every .big program thjts .year and cannot afford
to bring in art figures like the Dave Brubeck
show and the Roger Wagner Chorale anymore."
He said that he doesn't know the . answer to
the problem of lack of interest hi cultural pro
grams in Lincolnland. "We certainly can't ex
pect the University students to support the
activities alone. In the past we have felt a
responsibility as "an educational unit "to present ,
fine artistic pieces to the people of Lincoln.
But from the looks of things Lincoln isn't inter
ested in the type of program we have to offer."
He stressed that if programs like those won't
sell-Caine Mutiny tickets were being hawked
for $30 in New York two months later nothing 1
will sell In Lincoln.
Perhaps the people of our community
spoiled. Since they have the Plnewood Bowl
shows, the University Music groups and other
free cultural entertainment programs they may
feel that It is silly to spend money on culture
when H can be obtained free.
Maybe Lincoln is in a cultural desert. Those
who desire to see and hear really fine shows
will take the trip to Omaha often. i
It is a shame that the Union sponsorship of
big name activities is being halted.
It is a blight on the spirit of the people of this
community to get behind wonderful programs.
Perhaps it is a blight on the students of -the
University. Prices were dropped quite low so
that just about everyone might attend. That
did little good.
Lake said that the Union has been able to
survive by attracting large Crowds to the popu
lar entertainers like Fred Waring and, ,the
Sadler Weels ballet. , .' , . . -.
"But this only indicates that the new audi-,
torium will have to sponsor large drawers like
Satchmo every time it has a show. Cultural
programs will be left out," Lake added.
The Daily Nebraskan hates to believe that
the University wants to feel left out of cultural
activities which have been available to us
in former years.
We are sorry for the Union activities commit
tee which has worked hard and long hours to
boost the top notch entertainers who have come
We are sorry to see the Union drop a program
of big name artists. But we have only ourselves
to blame for it. '
The Student Council's resolution asking that
students on Faculty Senate subcommittees be
allowed to vote has apparently been pigeon
holed somewhere. According to the secretary
of the Senate and the chairman of the Com
mittee on Committees, the issue is not on the
agenda for Tuesday's meeting of the Senate.
It has been a month since the Council passed
this resolution. It was given to the Office of
Student Affairs, who passed it to the Committee
on Committees, a regular administrative pro
cedure. Apparently any action by the committee
was too late, to put the matter on the Senate
meeting agenda, or action has been postponed
until a later date
The Daily Nebraskan has been in support of
the Council's resolution since it was first passed.
It has tfsked members of the Senate to give
this resolution their fullest consideration. The
Daily Nebraskan, in its function as a medium
for student opinion, sincerely hopes students
will have their- voting rights in committees
However, all future developments hinge on
action by the Faculty Senate, the final deciding
body. Until the matter comes before the Sen
ate and a decision is made, students will have
to go on serving without the privilege of voting.
AH we can do now is to urge the Senate to
bring the Student Council's resolution to the
floor for discussion and, it is hoped, an affirma
The University's budget request goes into a
hearing before the Legislature's Budget Com
mittee Wednesday. It has been a long pull since
Chancellor Hardin first asked for his five million
Governor Victor Anderson has said he could
not recommend the entire amount the Admin
istration asked for, but wanted the University
to get as much as possible. State Senators have
spoken out at one time or another, some think
ing the school's budget should be decreased
The budget has been in the news for a long,
andr often discouraging, time. Now, with the
Budget Committee's hearings, the final result .
is in sight. ' .
' The Daily Nebraskan, like student newspa
pers in most state-supported universities across
the nation, has been concerned about this budget
problem. There apparently just isn't enough
money to go around. Every state government
administered agency must take a reduction in
what they asked for, including the schools.
This results in somewhat of a paradox. A
state's strength is found in more than mineral,
agricultural or industrial wealth it also lies in
an educated and trained citizenry. The bulk of
this educated segmented of the population comes
from the state's own universities and state
The final benefits of a strong and amply
endowed educational system cannot immedi
ately be seen in bushels per acre or miles of
improved highways. Naturally, these physical
qualities are important, but they do not have
the same far-reaching effect of an educated
populace, agricultural research and leadership
training that state' schools provide.
The unfortunate fact is that schools, unless
given sufficient financial support, . cannot main-l
tain these high standards. And once ground is
lost in academic prestige, it is very hard to
climb back up again.
The matter is now in the hands of the Legis
lature. In those hands rests the future of the
University of JNebraska.
ootnote Onhaluations ...
The Daily Nebraskan is right in the middle
of it again. The problem of evaluating classes
has blown up -storms on both sides of the fence.
Those "agin" Ihem say that the student is not
in a position to know what to look for in a
teacher and any evaluation would deteriorate
into a popularity contest.
The "9" student's judgment of a teacher
would not be the same as the "3" student's.
The Daily Nebraskan does hot feel that it is
the place- of the campus paper to blow its horn
for any specific plan. Some clarification of the
issues involved in the evaluation proposal may
be sought by interested people on the campus
and we feel a responsibility to back up our
stands .with reasonable thought.
So . . .
" Mr. , Charles Miller of the Physical Educa
tion department called the office to offer the
'staff a look at the evaluations which have been
'made in his department for the past seven
years. "You can determine for yourself whether
,they have proved anything," he stated.
His questionnaires, - given ' in classes for ma
jors and minors of his department, are objec
tive in form and cover such items , as , the
' quality and interest of the teacher's lectures,
the quality of the text book, an over-all appre
ciation pf the course and material and a view
"of the benefit of the course. "
"We are sure that our " junior and senior
students are mature . enough to i make sound
judgments of the teachers. We know that the
evaluations of the courses are not personality
tests for the teachers. ... ;' ;
, "But we also know that our ; teachers are
sincerely interested in what they can do to
make the courses more valuable to the stu
dents. That's the job of an educator."
Mr. Miller stressed that the evaluations in
his department were completely voluntary.
"They would Ipse their value if they were
forced on anyone." ;
The teachers do not administer the question
naires; the chairman of the department does.
"That way there can be no mistake as to the
objectives of the evaluation: we don't raise or
lower a grade if a student makes an unfavor
able remark about a course.""
And some of the remarks on past evaluations
have not been favorable.' Miller stressed that
in one particular course where students had
requested more lab practice, the decision was
made that more lab would benefit the student.
Result? This semester the course is offered
with an increase in the amount of practical
work, i : - i - f -
Which all goes to prove that evaluations can
work. The Physical Education department mem
bers have gotten together following the evalu
ations and "because of their sincere interest
in improving, the department and the courses
have taken the t suggestions of thestudents to
heart.",., -f, i-lv;:;r-. . ; ;
By the time student gets to college ne should
be mature 'enough to-look objectively at an
instructor and a course. And instructors should
be willing to do' their share (whether it's big
or little) to make the University a better aca
demic institution, i ' " ' .'V.' :
That's why we're behind an evaluation pro
gram. " '
The Daily Nebraskan
FIFTY-FIVE YEARS OLD
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Editor ...M...Fred Daly
Managing Editor Jack Pollock
Editorial Paga Editor..... .Dtelt Shntroe
Newt Editors. . ............... ..Sara Jones, Hob Ireland
Sports Editor,... ...Bob Martel
Copy Editors. ...... . ...Art Blatluinan. Carola rank
Oeorft Hoyer, Rob WarholoskJ
Af Editor Walter Patterson
Staff PhototranBer..,.. Data Lwls
Nuht News Editor .Crrle Frank
Olflra erwetary ......Jnlle Howell
..Society roitor an, Parrel!
Staff Wlitr. ...Naney DeLonr, Cynthia Zsehau, Bod
. Win, Oary Rodger, JoAnq bahboron,
" ' 6tan Wldraan.
Reporters ...Judy Sleier Marilyn Nissen, Hlanetter
.... . Taylor, liiana Maxwell, Sandra n halen.
' IWothy Hail, Dlanna Gease, BIM Cooprr,
Bill Wilson, Gary Peterson, Mary Pat
terson, Ieanna Barrett, EniQiie Linip.
BUSINESS STAFF ,
Bnslneaa Mnam George Madsca.
emulation Maaaffe. .. Jack Norrla
Assistant fiualitesa K'MlSswo... Larry Frstln
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- sam jensen
I'd like to say a few words about
This hypertrophical malady is
associated with studentus publicus
at secondary institutions of learn-
lng. It usually becomes malignant
during the middle of March which '
is the reason that Augustus Caeser
declared that all the world should
The cause of March sickness, .
or Naismith's diease, is often at
tributed, to prolonged periods of
yelling and screaming on cold win-"
ter nights in targe drafty auditori
ums. Which, if you'll excuse me, -reminds
me of a joke I heard on
the Jack Benny program about Yul
Brynner at a basket ball game . . .
One of the more obvious symp
toms of the disease is an over
whelming urge of citizens of such
communities as Worms, Neb., to
run, drive or crawl to Lincoln, Ne
braska and crowd the mammoth
Coliseum which is often used for
personal appearances of Elvis
Presley or for the Military Ball
which, alledely, opens the Univer- "
sity social season.
According to the local newspa
per, The Worms Nightcrawler,
will undoubtedly win the state tour
nament and it Is the duty of all
citizens to cross the sandhills by
Conestoga wagon and support the
"Fighting Illini (where the name
"Fighting Illini" came from is a
mystery to most citizens of
Oh yes, Worms is in Class DD
689. . -
So, thousands of people bas
ketball fans descend like plagues
of bumble bees on ' the Capitol
city... ' - .
eating hot dogs
wearing leather jakcets
ignoring red lights
getting run over
And what of Grand Island High,
. my alma mater, that destroyer of
giants and champion of truth
will they be represented when the
big game is played over there
(over there, over there)?
And what of Worms Consolidated
' High that preserver of the Amer
ican tradition and slayer of Go-
UathS will they be represented
when the big game is played over
there (over there, pver there)?
Yes indeed, they'll both be over
there when its over, over there.
To the Editor:
During my short time on this
campus I have had opportunity to
notice ; the great emphasis- your
Newspaper places on the exist
ence of fraternities and sororities.
This leads me to bring forward a
few thoughts, which from" my very
first day on this fine campus have
been pressing to get out.
In his essays "Must You Con
form" Robert Lindner appeals to
the youth criticizing it .for its pref
erence to associate at the expense
of privacy. Young people are flock
ing like cattle in the , organiza
tions. For this they pay more
than their private lives; they give
up their ego, contaminate them
selves with the herd and sacrifice
their own personalities.
This characteristic of today's
youth is exaggerated, but people,
who have something to say, find
it often necessary to put it into
extremes to be heard. My impres
sion of the American College youth
is of no long experience, but clear,
I believe, as the first impressions
often tend to be characterized by
a clear distinction. You find it,
for instance, difficult to give -an
impartial view on a friend, you
have known for a long period of
Would there be , any reasonable
grounds to apply Lindner's words
to the American College Youth?
I will try to put it diplomatically
saying ttiat Lindner has hit too
hard on a vulnerable point. For is
it not correct that the American
College youth of today is marked
by his uniformity, his unconscious
successful attempt to resemble the
others. This is manifested in the
boys' crew cut, their T-shirts or
in the Co-eds' white socks.
As long as uniformity is only
limited to the outer appearance it
would hardly do any harm. But
does this traditional urge for con
formity not express -itself in the
mentality and behavior of the Col
lege youth? I think it does to a
certain degree. .And I find the
answer ' in fraternities, sororities
and numerous other societies. As
a humble apprentice-in the field
of Political Science ,1 become
tempted to use a quotation from
Rousseau on his ,"S octal Con
tract." "Each of us puts his person and
all his power to the Common use
under the Supreme Direction of
the general ' will; and as a body
we receive each member as an
indivisible part of the whole."
Later he says, "These clauses
of the Contract rightly understood,
may be reduced to onet the total
alienation to the whole community
of , each associate, together with
all of his rights."
In practice Rousseau's theory
'might easily lead to the complete
suppression of the individual,
which was precisely what he
fought against. Now, it would be
ridiculous to apply these theories
to fraternities, sororities and nu
merous other societies on a col
lege campus. But are these in
their actual form not an expres
sion of group mentality?
That these societies are in ex
istence only because of the gen
eral tendency against individual
ism, I dare not say, of course.
The enormous prestige these as
sociations enjoy because they help
to form your character and adjust
you to live in a community in
harmony with your fellow citizens,
is well deserved. But can the
members of a fraternity not be
compared with the team of a
sports club, where each player
has renounced his ego to be- an
anonymous part of a collective
body. Activities in a sports club
are extremely valuable, but. it
would hardly be fair to the indi
vidual and to his fellow being to
cut off his rights all the day long.
Does the individual not pay too
high a price for this method or
adjustment? As different as peo
ple may be when they enter a
fraternity has 'no comparison to
how uniform and resembling each
other they will br after a few
months ia this machinery hall of
collective body forming.
- I have the impression that
what meant to be an' adjustment
and building of tha character has
developed into a molding. of uni
form individuals with no will but
. that of the mass.
: How dangerous 1 consequences
- this establishment of a corporate
personality and mind may have on
people and society in 'general is
worth pondering! '
V, A. C. Christensen
LITTLE MAN ON CAMPUS
by Dick Bibler
' I. MttWJg? yfJCfc KETTCEMgiVr N&CT "YEAR.
oc s Dia gnosis
In the immediate future our na
tion must take definite calculated
actions to reduce tensions and in
crease confidence among nations
by establishing control of arma
ments. To achieve this purpose a
sound system of disarmament must
be reached with the assurance that
its enemies will do likewise,
-v The need of disarmament is
readily evident it is to pre
Before the threat to peace be
comes any greater, step.? should be
taken to lessen the perils of the
outbreak of war by disarma-v
ment. The greatest danger at the
present is that of surprise attack,
which could totality disable a coun
try and put it at another's mercy
before it has any chance to retal
iate. Disarmament will ease this
danger of surprise attack.
These are the reasons for dis
armament and the way of effect
ing it. The reason is to curb the
possibility of. a nation's surprise
attack on another nation and com
pletely demolish it through A
bombs, H-bombs, guided missiles,
etc. The way of adopting the dis
armament is through a strong,
well-supported disarmament plan
one that guarantees disarmament
of all nations. . ...
.' The only factors left is the means
of adopting the plans, drawing
them up, and supervising it. The
solution to this lies, I believe, in
placing trust and confidence in the
United" Nations. The United Na
tions is the only element of govern
ment that has the support of all
nations to the extent that it can
give this guarantee of disarma
ment of all that no nation will
lay down it's arms only to find
that 'its enemy has continued to
build up its military strength in
' President Eisenhower stated his
belief that "deliberations within
the framework of the United Na-
Mions seem most likely to produce
a step forward in the highly comp
licated matter of disarmament."
Our president looks to the United
Nations for the adoption of a'plan
for disarmament and as the best
means of gaining support for the
total disarmament program.
Along with any plan of disarma
ment, a complete system of inspec
tion is necessary. The open skies
aerial inspections and inspection
of key ground locations would,
supposedly, eliminate all secret re
armanents. Yet this inspection could never
quite accomplish complete secur
ity. It would be very easy for. a
country to conceal atomic wea
pons, in great enough quantity to
destroy all civilization. To elim
inate this -danger I favor a mon
opoly of atomic .weapons 'for the
United Nations as orfe" means of
. affecting the disarming of .all gov
ernments of those weapons.
It is essential that the govern
ments of all countries unite their
o efforts for the adoption of mea
sures directed toward the preven
tion of war and cessation of the
arms race by peaceful means.
The Campus Green
Dear God, Sirt
Yours of the 25th
received and note)
with displeasure ,
by all us here.
What are you trying to do
disturbing the balance
of all us here
All us her -
are doing quite nicety
on that job
Yours, but not so
The square Is perfect form
Compact and righteously erect k
But not too righteously
So much that it stands out
For pridery. , '
The circle is perfect form ,
" also ' - i
"But a bit too perfect.
' Let us not strive to be toJ
. The triangle does not quite make perfection,
Something about three is religious, mystic
And we shouldn't strive to be too three,
- David Happily
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Mr. 51. A. Meek, Assistant Division
Accountant for Stanolind at Casper, 1
Wyoming, will visit this campus on
Thursday, March 14, 1957, to interview
- prospective Accounting graduates. Those -
who accept employment will be assigned ' ;
to the Accounting Department in . the
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Excellent opportunities and a promis
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Plan now to see Mr. Meek when he Is
For an appointment,, see Mr. J. P. Col
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