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The Summer Nebraskon
Thursday, June 20, T957
Earlier in this session of the state legislature, one of the more
vocal members of the unicameral called upon the Chancellor of the
University to justify this school's program of remedial work for stu
dents who enter college deficient in English and mathematical skills.
He had a point, in. that it is unfortunate that any high school graduate
should begin his undergraduate studies with a deficiency v" basic
But if the program is justifiable, it must be justified by those on
whom the blame for such deficiencies rests. And the Chancellor is
obviously not to blame. The fault must lie in the individual student
and. unfortunately, in the high school he attends.
Most of the teachers attending summer session will probably argue
that the burgeoning number of secondary pupils makes increasingly
difficult the ta.-k of teaching these basic skill3. And they are right.
We are all familiar with the harried teacher in the over-stuffed class
room. But thanks to a grrnt recently offered the University television
station by the Fund for the Advancement of Education, this problem
may be relieved somewhat. KUOX-TV has plans to use its $115,500
grant to broadcast correspondence courses in several new subjects
which include senior English and plane geometry; these will supple
ment the course in begin, ing algelra which the station broadcast
last year. 1
Probably no one envisions a day in which secondary education will
be entirely under the ever wstrh.'jl 9ingle eye of an electronic instruc
tor. But one can see that specially prepared TV teachers may be able
to stimulate interest and to teach the elements of many important
The program of which the proffered grant is a part has as one
cf its prime purposes that promomn of greaier efficiency in the use
of teachers and school plants and equipment. This will be appreciated
by the harried teacher mentioned a fe-c paragraphs back, and an "in
the flesh" instructor should be able to utilize the time saved for more
advanced work. This could bring all incoming freshmen up to par
and might put some of them ahead of the game.
- sip --A, f
While sitting around listening to
Enoch Light's Charleston City All
Stars and their three albums of the
'Roaring Twenties" music I be
gan to wonder how people 30 years
from now would remember the
present day and age.
On the back of the second vol
ume of the raz-ma-tazx music
there's a little questionaire. And
Of a casual observer can identify
the items on the list he should
not hesitate to buy the albums
of that early jazz.
Some of the
"? 1 a ppers,"
Heo Speed Wa
Now for thoe
rf us who all together missed the
roaring twenties and nearly missed
the broke thirties, most of this j
passes right over our heads.
Apparently, however, devotees of
those golden days can identify
many of those items without even
batting a false eyelash. We mod
erns might jog down a list of
'50s lore and pull it out of moth
balls in 1980.
Those in the know tell me we'd
just have to include the Kaiser
Traveler, Three-D, television-that-had-to-slay-put,
and a wealth of
But I Lope we could include on
that list itt goue and almost for
gotten the big bombs I can faint
ly recall the day when manufac
turers were all agog over new
creations of the anti-oil industries
which would allow cars to run for
close to nothing, YouTl remember
talk of the "gasoline substitutes."
I don't doubt that they existed.
But big oil firms were able to
suppress them to save a vital in
dustry, so they argued.
The same is true if you're
willing to stretch an analogy, at
any rate witii the big bombs.
Prophets of soora like Paul Harvey
warn as each day of the dangers
of fall out. The AAAS claims that
the chances of getting leukemia
are up sixfold since the H Bomb
Great statesmen and fine citi
zens of the world such as Albert
Schweitzer, Pope Pius, Adlai Stev
enson are making a concerted ef
fort to halt the big blasts. Ste
venson, writing to Reporter Maga
zine from his office in Chicago had
this to say,
I have proposed a halt to the
tet-eplesiti ef large nuclear
weapons arrange the snrvfva! of
mar kind may well depend noon
-it, because it woild increase our
-national security, and beraose
it weald strenfrfrihen oar post- .
titm in die cold war . . . The
great moral inflacee cf Pope
Pius, the eloquent plea of Dr.
AJbc-rt Schweitzer, and the warn--uigs
of oar scientists are begin--ning
to affect oar official poll--cies
. . . We are fast approach
ing a sbowdwa ia the baUie of
world public opinion. We will not
win this battle ssle we take
the moral leadership toward con
trolling the thermonuclear mew
ace." Not more than a week later the
headlines of e'en conservative
newspapers blasted out the news
that 2,000 scientists had voiced
strong protests at the firing of the
Included in the list were some
of the prominent scientists of our
To add to the confusion another
report which stated that Britain's
latest big bomb had "controlled"
fallout addedthat it would not be
dispersed for "at least two years."
The catch, of course, is the inter
esting piece of information from
Paul Harvey which claimed that
falkwt "likes" the north temperate
zones. Those are the areas in which
most of the world's population
Eves. And it is particularly the
area right over mid-America.
Now I don't mind if future gener
ations would call us the Booming
Fifties. Td just like to be around
whea they start calling us names.
It is noted with disgust that
again the University library closes
its doors every Sunday. This
works a definite hardship on those
students who work at night and on
Saturdays, for Sunday is the only
time when they can use the li
brary. Every student pays part of the
cost of the library and it would
seem fair that every student be
given a change to use it. But at
present a large number of students
are excluded from its use
Those of us who have to work
our way through school should
have equal opportunity with other
students. The closing of the li
brary on Sunday makes this im
possible. We hope that the library
officials will recognize this fact
and extend the hours of the li
brary to Sunday afternoon as is
done during the fall and spring
Any student who wishes U be
come a member of the Summer
Nebraskan staff may apply to
Sara Jones, editor, at Room
20B of the Unioft. No previous
journalistic experience is re
quired, though journalism stu
dents are especially invited,
Miss Jones stated.
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