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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 17, 1958)
The Doily Nebroskon
Wednesday, December 17, 1958
And How 'Bout You?
The Union today has a new constitution.
It call for an advisory board of ten
members to offer suggestions and advice
to the present student activities commit
tee. Union board members who worked on
the aew constitution said the change was
a necessary one to view of the expanded
program which will be made possible by
the soon to be completed new addition.
Whether necessary for this reason or
not, the change would still be one for the
There are those, of course, who will say
that this merely opens up a new avenue
down which hords can pore on their way
to activity fame and glory.
However, a close reading of the new
Constitution shows that the students to be
elected for the new board are to be gath
ered from all areas and classifications of
Moreover, they must all be at least
juniors. That's a pretty late date to be get
ting into any activity unless the individual
is genuinely interested.
This makes the document a pretty demo
cratic one as it was intended to be. As
a matter of fact, the representation clause
is nearly unique as far as campus organ
izations go. '
There are no activities that limit their
membership by excluding any one group,
but the Union can take pride in the fact
that it is the only organization to guaran
tee that all kinds of students will receive
The Union is simply taking cognizance
of the fact that different kinds of students
are interested in different things. Since
the Union is operated by funds lifted di
rectly from tuition for the purpose, the
Union Board has decided to give every
kind of student a chance to have a say
about where the money goes.
Individual Staff Views
By Carroll Krans
It will be interesting lo find out what
Governor-elect Ralph Brooks' attitude will
be toward the nearly $6 million increase
in stat property tax funds that the Uni
versity has requested mostly to pay NU
personnel higher salaries.
As an educator, being
former Superintendent of
MeCook Schools and Mc
Cook Junior College, the
new governor may under
stand why the University
needs more money for its
staff, which appears to be
underpaid, according to
studies made by the Ore
gon State System of High
er Education and the U.S.
Office of Education.
Even with the increase in salaries for
the NU profs, it must be expected that
the other institutions compared to Ne
braska will . also raise their pay scale,
Dr. Joseph Soshnik told Governor Ander
sen and Brooks at a Monday hearing.
Brooks will make his recommendations
on the budget in January, as will Ander
son. If the insight of an educator's exper
ience means anything, Brooks should see
that it's hardly worth giving extra funds
to build structures and experiment sta
tions if the University is lacking qualified
teachers. It's hardly reasonable to expect
a rising young associate professor or an
experienced instructor to stay here while
opportunity and higher wages may be
waiting only several hundred miles away
in a neighboring college as the continuing
fight for qualified teachers goes on.
The basis of this University is in its in
struction program. New buildings won't
help the University of Nebraska's stature
if the school can't keep its top men. And
why expect students to .spend valuable
time and money at a university that can't
offer what they want as far as instruction
is concerned? This isn't to say that the
University staff isn't competent; most of
the instructors I have had I consider quite
capable. But the future is important.
So Mr. Brooks, look over the Univer
sity's requests and I think you'll find it'll
be a good idea to pay the teachers more.
And the Legislature may follow your
lead, vote the extra money and everyone
will be happy perhaps excluding the tax
payer. Digging into the back files of the Ne
braskan turns up some interesting ma
terial. For instance, NU students seem to
have had a romantic fall, judging from
comparative figures on pinnings and en
gagements for the first 12 weeks of this
year and of 1957 and 1956.
In 1955, according to Rag social col
umns, 64 couples were pinned and another
32 were engaged in the first 12 school
weeks. In 1957, pinnings edged up to 7,
but engagements fell to 24.
But this year, 75 pinnings and 47 en
gagements, more than twice last year at
this time, have been announced. However,
1 notice that there aren't too many of
either pinnings or engagements in today's
social column. Oh, well. Wait a few weeks.
Lots can happen in (Christmas) vacation
From the Editor
A Few Words of a Kind
c e, hines
Very often we fall into a certain routine on this campus if they tried. None I talked
of living or grove of thought and seemed to could ir 3icate any cold shoulders they
destined to remain there forever until a had received from such groups here, how-
stranger comes along and helps us get ever, when 1 ..sked for specific examples,
out of the rut. The most recent ac- This, of course, is not to say that such ex-
quaintance who has aided elusion does not take place,
me in this way is Colin The big yearning seems to be for
Jackson, British world - 1 chances to be treated like fellow human
traveler and columnist. gr) fremgS smiled at on the streets and
Jackson will be leaving 1. 1 chatted with over a cup of coffee. Some
the University this week- Na Nf said they felt the Cosmopolitan Club,
end after a six-weeks stay ' " 'S which has been organized for both f oreign
at KUON-TV as commen- , and American students, is failing to do its
tator on a pair of pro- ' X ; job. First they say that few Americans
grams concerned with T1" take any interest in the club, which means
foreign affairs. The rut in- jc Jat is 'orkinI under a handicap from
to which I had fallen be- a jf the beginning. Second, they feel that more
fore meeting Jackson was ' time should be devoted to social activities
one of complacency toward tht foreign for the foreign students in conjunction
student on the Nebraska campus. Now, with American students who are now so
thnks to Jackson and 'discussions with rarely found la the club,
foreign students met primarily through So there it is. They aren't asking for
my acquaintance with him, I am begin- anything which is difficult for the Ameri-
ning to crawl out of my hole of indiffer- can student to deliver. The foreign stu-
ence. dent is merely asking to be thought of
Jackson several weeks ago warned that more as a fellow studr and to know the
we were sending many foreign students American's friendship ji this fashion,
home after studying here with two types Jackson has said that the visitors, how-
of education 4he regular college educa- ever, do have an obligation to take more
Hon discolored by VS. students' indiffer- interest in America and Nebraska, and to
ence to the foreigner which sends many stop talking about their countries long
visitor away "educated to hate Ameri- enough to show this interest. This is an-
cans." Many of these persons, Jackson other part of the story,
warned, will be leaders in a few years of The greatest tragedy, it seems to me, is
countries whose help and alliance the U.S. that we have thousands of students every
will need for security. year who study and read about foreign
My ' first reaction was to ask, "So nations and discuss foreign relations, but
what?" Foreign students on coming to the who refuse to do anything concrete about
United States should expect to feel lonely, improving foreign relations by taking in-
I contended; they should not expect to re- terest in persons from these very coun-
ceive an open-arm reception. Americans tries being studyied as vitally important
In these foreign students' homelands to the future of America and the world as
would receive about the same kind of a whole. Here on campus we have a world
greeting and friendship that they are here, affairs club which has had many enter-
I added. " taining and educational lectures, meetings
But now, thanks as I have said to and discussions on global problems. Per-
Jackson, my ideas have changed some- haps members in this group might do a
what Talking with foreign students I better job of learning and improving rela-
have discovered time and again this dis- tions if they paid. more attention to the
gust with the way they are being ignored. foreign students they meet in class, the
Many also feel that they could not be a dorms or on the streets. This should go
part of many activities and social groups for all American students.
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BY DICK TEMPERO
The rassaee of the Nation
al Defense Education Act of
1958 allows college students
with financial need and high
scholarship to borrow up to
$5,000 o v e r .
the span of ' JSSk I
their college " , f
career. If the y ' " .
lawyers find .V" fTj
that the Uni- ' I t
versity is el
igible to par
er this pro
gram it will
prove 10 be
s o m e -
thing that has been reeded
for some time.
Over the past several years
it has become more and
more expensive to get a col
lege education. Since the
class of '59 enrolled, the tui
tion at the University of Ne
braska has increased bO'l
from S80 to $120 per semester
and unfortunately tuition is
only a small part of the cost
of a year at college.
Due to these rising costs
more and more people have
found it necessary to drop
out of school because of fi
nancial reasons, and more
important, many of the stu
dents who drop out and find
a iob never return to college
because it would involve such
a large financial loss.
This plan has given an
added incentive U many
voune hiB school and col-
iege students whe are ton-
siderine a- teaching career.
A special section of the act
allows a teacher in tne pun
lie schools to cancel one
tenth of his total loan for
each year be teaches up to
five years. la all reality this
means that a student whe
borrowed the maximum
amount possible while in col
lege, and who has taught for
five years, was actually given
a scholarship amounting to
$2,500 while in school.
A loyalty oath must be
signed in order to receive a
loan under the provisions of
this act, and Swarthmore Col
lege Student Council has sent
a letter to all college papers
protesting this provision. The
oath reads, in part, I . . . .
(will not) believe in . . . (ami
not a member of . . .. and
(will) not support... an or
ganization that . . teaches
the overthrow ... of (our)
government ... by force or
violence or by any illegal or
The Council says that an
oath of this type is an in
fringement on academic free
doma restraint on free in
quiry! How can this be true?
Nowhere does this oath say
anything about academic
freedom or free inquiry. It
just says that these college
students will not support one
of these groups in any man
ner. Certaintly these scholars
from the east realize that a
person can study a doctrine
without believing and sup
porting it Most of the men
will have the privilege any
way, because, when they
raise their hand for I'nde
Sam, the oath they repeat is
But seemingly the most
important argument has been
rudely ignored by the Sworth
more SC in their blind rush
to make the front pages of
college newspapers through
out the nation. This is, if a
student desires government
support while in college, he
c ji at least give an outward
sign that he believes what
the government stands for.
In the words of an old pro
verb, "Don't bite the hand
that feeds you!!!"
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ADVENTURES IN SOCIAL SCIENCE: NO. 1
"The proper studv of mankind is man." said Geoffrey Chaucer
in his immortal Casta A I the Bat, and I couldn't acree more. In
these tanked times it is particularly proper to study man-how
he lives and works. Accordingly, tliis column, normally devoted
to slapdash waggery, will from time to time turn a serious eye
on the social sciences.
In making these occasional departure, I have the hearty ap
proval of the makers of Thilip Morris Cigarettes whose interest
is not onlv in providing young Americans with fine cigarettes
matchless! v blended of vintage tobaccos, grown with lovm
care and harvested with tender mercy, then cured with com
passionate patience and rolled into firm tasty cylinders and
brought to you in long size or regular, in soft pack or flip-top
box, at prices which wxeak no havoc on the most 'stringent of
budgets, but who are equally concerned with broadening the
minds and extending the intellectual vistas of every college
man and woman!
I, for one. am not unmoved by this prest-heartedness, and
though I know it is considered chic these days to disjwrage one's
emplovers, I shall not. Indeed, I shall cry "HiiKshr" for the
makers of Tliilip Morris. I shall cry "Huzaih!" and 'Vrv.r .
and ' Ole!" and "Ochichoonya!"
But I digress. For our first lesson in social science, let m
turn to economics, often called the queen of the social sciences.
(Sociology is the king of the social sciences. Advertising U U-e
Economics breaks down into two broad general clasiSca
tions: 1) com;-: 2) folding money. But before taking up the
technical a.-peck-, let us survey briefly tLe history of tvouoiiiiia.
Economic was discovered by the EiicHi-l-man. Adam Srr.ith.
He puMi-lied hi? findings in lT.Nfi. but everykdy giaded v
hard that Smith. Mihinc hot3y, gave up the whole thing ai.d
went into the cough drop business with V"- bnth'f.
For long year slur thst cunn ' lay uerfd"d wLjle t:.
world buied iW'lf with other thiucs. Hp the birth of VicU
Hugo, the la't dys of romjjeii, and the Bunny Hag.
Then oie day while fjyine a kite during a IhtindwtTm, 'he
Arnericao, Henry Cerse (also oiled ThorMein 'el!en di
eovmd the law of diiuini-liirig return?, and then, boy. the fat
was in the fire! IJcfore you could say "kmie'' tije ludustruJ
Revolution was on! Mechanization and Mearo power resulted
in prodicies of production. For itanijie. l-fnre tlie Industrie
Revolution, a tVel-h arti-n, luiroed liyLn Kigafoof, to
make horse-tliw by baud at the rate of four a dv. After the
Industrial Revolution, with the aid of a Meaui cugiue, igafcx
wa." JtlJe Xa make entire hrr-j!
And no it went facVTio rwiig from tl j Jains., chic- bur
gooning around the fact-ri-s. iraii-p..;rt Mid n,twm- k-it g
Ia until Viday. Il.anks tj fortomic-, we tjive i-ujog, roer-
0kB, aXtd fcclOllUUiiUt UKtilOl'k at i.ul JH-r l-.( 'V.
The moter nf Philip Morn ore no enmomitU. but iht f da
understand supply and demand. Some pi,,U demand HHer
rigarette. m they supply the liru t.1 Marlboro, of court !
Great fUuxtr, improved blicr a kt to ULc!
a a a AHS
By John Wet
Cecil B. DeMille, quoted in
a recent issue of the Film
Daily, makes an intersting
point Speaking in New Or
leans at the Dremiere f the
new production of "The Buc
caneer" tne 1H3 version
starred Fredric March), De
Mille stressed that the mo
tion picture industry should
make more pictures about
American history to educate
succeeding generations in
"I think." he declared,
is very important to keep re
peating Amerkaa history tit
Americans. I think ur history
it becoming unknowa be-
caste e don t make enough
point of it"
More important than a de
bate on how often, or well, the
movies have treated our his
tory in recent years is the
fact that, in the hands of corn
Detent filmmakers, history
can become more vivid and
exciting than through the
efforts of the finest teachers
in the best teaching situations.
The specific of historical
incident, such Claude
Rains as Hyam Solomon, fi
nancing the American Rev o
li'tiom, in "The Sons of lib
erty," as well as a general
over-view dDeMille's own
"The Land of Liberty," edited
from innumerrable feature
films and presenting a broad
picture of this country's
founding and development),
have been well presented as
"The Buccaneer," as history, :
is hath vivid and authentic i
As an entertainment it shines
with the excellence of produc
tion and expansn eness of :
Kl.orv and character that have
made the DeMille success yj
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