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The Daily Nebraskan
Friday, October 31, 1958
Editorial Comment
Frantic Frats
Anyone who has been around a frater
nity house where actives and pledges are
trying to prepare for two major tasks at
one time namely homecoming and the
Kosmet Klub fall showwealize that a
little bad planning has occurred some
where. The date of homecoming was set long,
long ago and is significant to the entire
University. The date of the fall show try
outs also may have been set well in ad
vance, but it is obvious that it was not
wisely scheduled. If a fraternity hopes to
have a fitting jskit ready for next week's
trials it has to knock itself silly working on
the production at the same time that it is
trying to put together a winning home
coming display. The result is added con
fusion, added wee morning work hours,
less and less time for study.
Homecoming displays and Kosmet Klub
shows are fine things. They are not, how
ever, important enough to rob students of
so much study time. It would appear that
the major difficulty could be erased by
better advance planning; that is, sched
uling of tryouts for the fall show at least a
couple of weeks after a major event like
Fraternities aren't, as a rule, filled with
as many activity busy people as you'll find
in sororities, but when two events like
these conflict it is impossible for them to
avoid damaging a few grade averages.
The wise thing would be for the Inter-Fraternity
Council to assert a little more in
fluence in the future to see that such a
foolish double scheduling does not occur.
Model Election
Nebraska voters will visit the polls Tues
day to select a state government and num
erous national representatives. Univer
sity students, however, have a chance to
get a jump on them by voting in the model
election sponsored by the Young Repub
licans. The votes may not count on the
official tally but they could give a good
indication of how University students feel
the incumbent government has operated
and whether other candidates could do a
better job than those running for re-election.
Voting desks will be placed at handy lo
cations: the Union lobby, Love Library
lobby, near the north door of Social Sci
ence and in the Ag Union. Beth Wilson,
YR model election chairman, has given ,
another good reason for interest in the
campus voting. "This will give the stu
dents a realistic idea of the voting process
and will make them more aware of their
government," she says.
Awareness of government definitely
should be a major part of every student's
life. College students, we hear it preached, .
are the cream of the crop of America's
young people. An interest in the process
of the democratic voting process would
thus seem to be an obligation of all of us.
Why not drop a ballot in the box and let
your still small voice be at least faintly
No Spooks
Homecoming and Halloween a strange
combination. Each word summons mem
oriesmemories of tedious hours stuffing
paper into chicken wire and memories
of draping a sheet around ypurself in
order to go trick or treating.
And where in the bustle' of the Univer
sity's "Welcome Home Alums" season
is the old fashioned jack-o-lantern, the
witches and the broomsticks? From the
list of house decorations, it appears that
not one group thought of combining the
spook theme into some appropriate title
"Spook the Tigers," or "Hex Mizzou."
It's rather sad to be so old and sophisticated.
Individual Staff Views
By Carroll Kraus
The Interfraternity Council Wednesday
night gave a unanimous vote to back the ,
All University Fund in any drive which it
may sponsor.
Last week 14 members of Panhellenic
decided in a straw vote it would be a good
idea to drop their support of the Lincoln
independent solicitation drive and auction.
They were backed up Monday night when
campus sororities voted against partici
pating in these events. '
The IFC said in a resolution that it rec
ognizes "the obligation of leadership borne
by fraternity men . . ." and encourages
"its members to back the All University
Fund solicitations and actively support any
fund raising campaign which the ALT may
With this statement it seems the IFC is
taking a swing at Panhel by stressing the
"leaderehip" bit. Could it be Panhel lacks
leadership, or is it that the IFC doesn't
understand the sorority action. Or perhaps
support given by the men's and women's '
Greek organizations doesn't parallel in
Panhellenic members said sorority
women thought both the auction and solici
tation were too time-demanding and that
the neighborhoods in which all the solici
tations were taken were not the best.
John Glynn, president of AUF, and who
just happens to be vice president of IFC,
had some strong arguments, too. He con
ceded the faults of the AUF Lincoln solici
tation drive and auction but hit on the real
point of the whole argument when he ques
tioned the short notice given by Panhel
lenic to drop their participation in the two
events a week before the drive and five
weeks before the auction.
He says the deficit in funds AUF hoped
to raise may reach $4,000 because the so
rorities decided to shut the doors on the
drive and auction. The IFC has resolved
to help AUF. Will it alone try to pick up
the slack cread by the sorority decision?
Or was the resolution made merely as a
comeback statement to the sororities.
Seems doubtful that fraternity men
would participate in interfraternal auc
tions or go out into Lincoln on a solicita
tion drive from independents.
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Lincoln, Nebraska Senior staff Writer Emmie l.lmno
14th A R Sport Editor Randall Lambert
. . . . , . . . Copy Editor Carroll Kraus, Diana Maxwell,
The Dally Henraskaa I published Monday, Tnertay. Nandr. KuUy, Gretehea side.
Wednesday aad Friday daring tb- schooi I year, ejeept ,. writer Marllya Coffey.
faring vacation and exam period, by tadnt of the Hondrn Whalen. Wyna Smlthberter.
University of Nebraska wider the aathonzatlon of the suf( photographer ....Minoetto Taylor
Committee oa Student Affair a aa expression of sin-
dent opinio. Pabllretloa under tbs lurisdJetloa of the lUSIVBSS STAFF
Subcommittee oa Student Publications aball be free from ftustne Manager Jerry Sellentlo
editorial censorship oa the part of the Subcommittee or Assistant Business Managers Stan Kaiman,
an the part of any member of the faculty of the Cm- t harlrne Gross, Norm Rohlflng
vanity. The member of Mm Nebraskan staff are per- Clrculatloa Manager jerry Trupp
M asa.
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kNlflE YOU
Conservative Estimate
By John Hoerner
Age No Barrier
In Model Election
YR Opens 4 Polls Monday;
Ballots Similar to Real Thing
What evere happened to
teacher evaluation by stu
dents? - Last March the Student
Council prepared a suggested
evalua 1 1 0 n
of' 1 -
sheet and
sent jt to the
Faculty sub
committee on
s t u dent af
fairs. This sheet
included such
c r i teria as
knowledge of
subject, 0 r
ganization of
course mate
rial, value of text assigned,
value of lectures given, ability
to lecture effectively, and
fairness in tetsting and grad
I for one haven't seen any
thing even resembling such, a
sheet since then.
Could it be that this matter
is being quietly passed over
by a few faculty members
who feel that there is no
room for faculty improvement
or if there were room, stu
dents wouldn't know anything
about it.
Let's hope not
The sheet was suggested as
a guide for instructors to use
for themselves or as a guide
for making their own sheot.
Have they had the opportun
ity, and if so have they taken
advantage of it?"
Dr. Leroy Laase of the
speech department, who has
experimented extensively with
teacher evaluation, told the
Daily Nebraskan last March
that he "had found them
(evaluation sheets) extremely
helpful in improvement of in
struction in the department."
In Laase's experiment in
structors were rated in 1949
50; 50-51; and again in 1954-55.
As a result of the survey
there was improvement in the
average score of the eight
staff members in 1950 over
1949 and relatively permanent
improvement in 1955 of the
areas rated lowest in 1949.
What better reflection of
relative strengths r ad weak
nesses of both instruction and
courses than the composite
opinion of many students in
multi-sectioned courses?
Notice I said instruction
this point is important.
Instructors are not rated as
individuals but only as in
structors. While for the most part in
Laase's survey, student atti
tude toward the ratings was
constructive, instructors oc
casionally had to face such
heartwarming comments as
"Drop Dead", "You Think
You're the God Almighty!"
and "You ought to be fired."
Such comments were the
exception rather than the rule
however. Most suggestions
vere on the order of "Not
enough time for quiz", "We
need a new t?xt,", "cut down
the recitation time," etc.
' Come on faculty, give us a
chance. You rate us as stu
dents every so often with
downs and final grades, put
yourselves to the acid test.
You'll pass.
For what its worth depart
ment: Captain J. R. Hansen writes
in the NEBtune, NROTC
newspaper, "During the past
years, I have visited well
over 35 campuses of well
known and large universit
ies in our own country and in
Europe. And I can say with
out any reservation that our
campus and its facilities here
in Lincoln equals, if not sur
passes, the campus and facil
ities of any other university
that I have visited.
"I have received the im
pression from some of the un
dergraduates that they be
lieve this university is not
well known nor is it recog
nized by industry or other
universities. Such an impres
sion could not be more er
roneous or incorrect. This
university is well known and
rates very high, not only
amongst all other universities
but also, it is highly regard
ed by the business, scientific,
military, and industrial in
stitutions of our country.
"All the means, facilities,
and the instruction necessaiy
for you to be a success in nny
specialtv you desire or choose
are available here. Are you
man enough to accept them
and to take full advantage of
Congratulations to the bene
factor over in Buildings and
Grounds Dept. who ordered
the dust for the Selleck lot.
It's just what the campus
beautification committee is
looking for ... . something
to hide the cars.
Though some may not be
the legal voting age of 21, all
students will have the oppor
tunity to vote in a model elec
tion Monday.
"Many students feel that
the voting age should be
lowered so all young adults
would have a voice in their
government." said Beth Wil
son, Young Republican model
election chairman. "There
fore all students may express
their opinions in the Monday
model election."
Ballot boxes w ill be located
in the Union lobby, Love Li
brary lobby, near the north
door of the Social Science
building and in the Ag Union.
YR members, sponsors of the
model election, will be at the
voting desks all during the
day to distribute the ballots.
Ag Schedules
Rooters Day
The 23rd annual Rooters
Day on the College of Agr
culture campus is being held
The day long program in
cludes a live hog evaluation,
reports of swine studies, talks
and a carcass evaluation.
H. B. Puckett, a member of
the Agricultural Engineering
Research division of the
USDA, will speak at the aft
ernoon program.
Since the ballots will be
similar to official ballots in
the Tuesday election, the
names of candidates for Con
gressional and gubernatorial
state posts will be listed,
along with proposed constitu
tional amendments.
Mock Primary
Some 429 voters went to
the polls last spring for the
mock primary, also spon
sored by the Young Republi
cans. "In only three cases did
the primary results diiter
from the actual slection
made by Nebraska voters the
next day," said Miss Wilson.
"These elections reflect the
young adults' ability to par
ticipate in the governing of
the nation. The amount of stu
dent interest in this election
determines to some extent
the interest they have in their
government," she-added.
Voters are encouraged to
mark their ballots carefully.
Many ballots were disquali
fied last year because of im
proper balloting procedure.
Wrong Marks
Dr. Phillip McVey, profes
sor of Business Administra
tion who oversaw the election
tabulation, commented that
many students put "checks"
instead of "X's" and that
marks were extended outside
the squares.
Election results will be an
nounced Tuesday morning.
Horror Movies
Two horror movies are be
ing featured in the Union Ball
room tonight.
They will be shown contin
uously from 8 p.m. on. Admis
sion is free with Student
Identification cards.
The first film, "Bride of
Frankenstein, stars Boris
Karloff, Valerie Hobson and
Colin Clive. The second movie
is "Dracula's Daughter" star
ring Otto Kruger.
Dessert Slated
Tickets for the Coed Coun
selor Friendship Dessert may
be purchased from all Big
The 35 cent tickets will also
be sold in the Union Nov. 7
and 10.
Nebraskan Lctterip
The Daily Nebraskan srlll publish
only those inters which are sirnrd.
Letters attacking individuals must
earry the author's nmr. Others may
ase Initial or a pro name. Letters
sbould not exceed 20A words. When
letters exceed this limit the Nc
hraskan reserves the rirht to con
dense them, retaining the writer s
Rational Dilemma
I am sure that B. M. de
serves some merit for his
counter attack on Miss Cof
fey's article if for no other
reason than that he is defend
ing the stand of his candi
date's party; however, I
should like to make a re-stand
in favor of Miss Coffey and
throw in a few comments of
my own.
Frankly speaking, I think
that Miss Coffey's article con
tained a very rational dilem
ma which perhaps too few
voung voters are cognizant of.
The dilemma is, that they are
called upon to exercise their
vote, but, on close observa
tion, can find little in either
platform as a rational guide
to what this vote should be
and who it should favor.
Now, in answer to B. M.'s
retort concerning Miss Cof
fey's reluctance to vote for a
Labor backed candidate, I
think a good many points can
be made in her favor. There
are a good many reasons why
people refuse to vote Demo
cratic because of its Labor
backing (and I am sure Miss
Coffey meant organized
Labor) than the blatant fact
of corruption in Labor man
agement. By endorsement, I am sure
she means that endorsement
furnished in writing by Ne
braskan Labor headquarters
to their members clearly out
lining Labor's choice of can
didates, as well as the fact
that Oranized Labor con
tributes to Democratic cam
paign funds. Money, which by
the way, is donated with out
the precise approval of all
the contributing members.
I do not think Miss Coffey
intended to imply that she
was not concerned over the
plight, of the farmer. I dis
agree with 15. M. that every
one understands the term
Bensonism, I do not believe
that B. M. does himself, and
I am sure that most Nebras
kans including the average
farmer do not understand
the true import of the .word.
It is a vague term, but be
hind it if properly evaluated
one can find a man who real
izes that all of the Demo
cratic sponsored grab bag,
give away programs of the
past or the Republican pro
grams of the present will
never provide a solution to
the farm problem in Ameri
ca; a problem which has far
deeper roots than any price
support scheme can find.
Mr. Benson has consistently
done the best he can consider
ing that he knows how little
value give away programs,
or to suit B. M., high parity
price supports, have for the
average farmer. He is basic
ally following a program 'hat
I believe the greatest majori
ty of professional economists
favor far more than high
price supports.
In closing. I can only say
that Mr. Morrison's attack
on Senator Hruska's sign
hanging habits does nothing
more than waste time time
that could be spent on im
portant issues.
!" - f itii ,
We're rolling up our sleeves, and
working to make this an
outstanding HOMECOMING!!
So, come on-HUSKERS
top if oil off with a
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