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Editorial . Comment:
The: Doily Nebroskon
Monday February 9, 1959
Let's Turn Our Lights
On Nebraska Education
Among tht many promotional ideas to
enhance the status of Nebraska as a state
that Governor Ralph Brooks recently pro
posed, was one to leave the lights on the
tower of the capitol building all night.
Now there is no doubt Nebraska needs
promoting as a state. The attitude of most
Nebraskans toward their native place runs
decidedly on the cynical side. To eradi
cate a feeling like this and replace it with
pride is indeed a worthy project.
But w think that Governor Brooks has
overlooked one of the chief avenues of de
veloping state pride.
After all, the best representatives of a
state are the young people which a state's
educational program produces. These
young people take jobs all over the United
States in all fields of industry, and the
work they do the level of competency
they reach is the hallmark of the pride
Nebraskan's take in their youth and the
education of that youth.
By the same token, a well educated
young man with a job in this state or any
other will take pride in the educational
program where he got his training. And
he will take pride in the state and the
people of the state who provided that ed
ucation. Graduated students, therefore, are
something more than just engineers, doc
tors, lawyers or teachers. They are all
public relations men bearing the stamp of
the educational system that produced
To sum it up, a Nebraska graduate
who is proud to be a Nebraska graduate
is the best promotion the best advertise
mentthat Nebraska can have.
The next logical step in any campaign
to promote Nebraska and make Nebras
kans proud of their native state, then,
would appear to be just this:
Make absolutely certain that each Ne
braska student is given the best education
To do that, the state government,
through the governor's office, the legisla
ture and the University budget, should
concentrate their efforts to see that the
University has the best possible instruc
tors and best possible facilities.
This of course, means more money for
salaries and buildings. The University has
to bid on the talent market for capable
instructors, and in today's talent market,
that takes an amount far more than Gov
ernor Brooks has recommended.
Governor Brooks claims he doesn't un
derstand the University's accounting sys
tem. He claims he won't try to interfere
with the administration of the University
but leave that up to the Board of Rsgents.
At the same time, he cuts a University
budget recommended by the Board of
Regents. He tells the University that they
can find the extra money in their account
This appears to be an unfortunate con
tradiction. It is a contradiction that may be ex
plained when the Governor and Chancellor
Hardin finish a series of meetings on the
budget later this month. We hope that it
will be explained because the best weapon
in Governor Brook's entire promotional
campaign will be affected by that explan
ation. Lights on the statehouse are fine. Emp
ty, black draped chairs and Walt Disney
cartoons are fine. But the finest promoters
of Nebraska are still the people of Ne
braskawell educated, proud people.
So let's turn the lights on the Univer
sitylet's turn the lights on the people of
Pretty Tough Homhre
They grow everything big and tough in
A recent news broadcast told this one on
the Lone Star State.
A couple were driving down a Texas
highway in a small foreign car when a
Texas jackrabbit whipped across the
road in front of the car. The driver
couldn't avoid the animal but when he hit
it. the car flipped neatly over on its top
in the !iich.
The jackrabbit? Oh, he got off with
From the Editor:
I have been promising old Joe that I service with articles about what goes on
would write a column about him. Well on other campuses,
this is it, Joe. The Jan. 1 edition of this "Feature Serv-
Joe is from Boston. When he says Bos- jce" contains a little exerpt from an edi-
ton, it always comes out with an i or two torial by Hal Maier of the Cincinnati
in it. Joe doesn't take chemistry; it's News Record. Hal is an old friend of ours,
chamstry. And this isn't Nebraska, it's since we shared about two hours of con-
Nebrasker. versation with him in Chicago.
Joe is a bright young fellow. He does Hal is mulling over elections right now
rather well in his studies, but what study and especially bemoaning the fact that
habits! He takes notes on yellow, legal Ohio's senator Taft is no longer here to
size paper. These notes end up scattered lead the nation's demoralized Republican
about on the floor or papering the walls of forces.
bis room. Xne editorial is profoundly a conserva-
Joe smokes occasionally. Now that's al- Uvc on8( as ,re many of other such
right, but . . . Joe doesn't use any ash piecei from student newspapers all around
trays. When he puts a cigarette down, he the country. t mak.es 0ne wonder what
puts it down with the burning end facing happened to the good old tradition of stu-
in on shelves or desks or tables or wher- dent liberalism in the United States,
ever because the ether-way "I always The angwer
burp mysetf picking them up. u n United Sutes whe
This tends to scar up the furaturt a our f M
little. Also, once in a wMe rt scars up ftf fa.
some of those yellow sheeU of note. The vidua,his n ht to votegto
ether day his foommate came "to find scnted jn f Ws adminJra.
a whole pde of those rotes blazing merrily independent from governmentl
.h7k7 Joe up a bit. During finals, TT f Z Tf'r .
he had four of them in three days and Certainly the last of these traditions is
nearly ended up with a nervous break- now equated with the conservative yiew-
down. His first one was in chamstry at - point And an three of these hallmarks of
2 d m of a Monday afternoon. Joe was the old llbral Sl-U constitute a constant
downstairs ready to go at 11 a.m., and student Plea to their respective admini-
spent the time until 1:30 pacing the living strtlons- . .
room, throwing yellow notes over his Thus, lsnt the students viewpoint
(boulder changed, but the national defini-
When 5 p.m. rolled around and Joe liberel.
hadn't returned from his test, one or two nrtM vri,,.
of us went to see if Avery Lab had been double Wnammy
burned to the ground. It was still there Speaking of the ACP convention recalls
and so was Joe's test, but Joe wasn't. We a question one rather pulchritudinous
checked back at the house to find Joe sit- young lady in a tight brown sweater asked
ting glassy eyed in the living room. When the convention's featured speaker, Al
we produced his test, Joe's only comment Capp (of Little Abner fame). '
was, "Good grief, I forgot to hand it in!" "Mr. Capp,' she wheedled, "how do you
If Joe will just keep up the good work, learn to throw a double whammy?"
this might be an interesting column after Quick as a freshman on his way to an.
all. eight o'clock came the reply:
)Id Friends "Just keep wearin2 that sweater, gal."
Besides the Associated Collegiate Press jjf
convention, which was held this year in ftsjf I ll 5' '
Chicago and turned into a real good blow- y4"V 'In '
out, tlw ACP provides a weekly news
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Brooks9 Policy on NU
One of Non-intervention
Tali li tht first of a Mrtri f la
ltrviws and featurca aa acaple and
TtU f malar lattrcst la the I al
vrraltr and ila atndaal kady.
By Carroll Kraus
"I'm not going to coach
the team, tell the Big Eight
what to do, or impede the
acts of the Board of Re
gents." So explained Gov.
Ralph ' Brooks his policy
towards the University of
Nebraska, which, as he
puts it, amounts to "no pol
icy except what's required
Plenty Of Work
' The Governor has enough
work to attend to, he ex
plained, without "sticking
his hose" into fields where
he has no business.
His point gained strength
when during the interview
his phone buzzed twice and
three more people were
"My only policy towards
the University is based on
a principle of administra
tion," the former McCook
superintendent said. Dele
gation of control is largely
in the hands of the Board
of Regents, he said, and he
stated his intention to leave
it that way.
The Governor said he
couldn't even understand
why he was invited to ap
pear at the University's
first semester graduation
exercises. "It must be a
custom," he said.
"The next time I'm go
ing to wear a cap and gown
and try to hide," the Gov
Accounting Causes Trouble
The main difficulty that
the University and the
state administrators have
had springs from the ac
county system used by the
school, Brooks said.
"I don't understand It
and I don't think there are
many other people who do
Large parts of the Leg
for the University are al
ready "cut and dried," he
said. Funds for many Uni
versity activities have al
ready been promised and do
not need to be included in
any suggested appropri
ation by the Governor, he
"The trouble with Ne
braska is that we don't
have the money to do what
we ought to, not just for the
University but also for the
Policy Only Suggestions
In addition, the Governor
said, the only policy he
could have towards the Uni
versity would only be one of
suggestion, since the Leg
islature must approve new
laws which grow out of new
Has Brooks' former job
as a school superintendent
influenced his thoughts to
wards the University? The
Governor did state he had
"no policy" but said that
he has "surprised a lot of
people" by dealing with the
problem he has faced so
"All of the things I've
run up against as Gov
ernor" were things similar
to that which he faced as
superintendent in McCook,
For instance the Pardon
Board hearings are similar
to that of a superintendent
facing parents of a boy ex
pelled from school, he said.
Administration in the Gov
ernor's office deals with
"the same sort of thing" as
that of a superintendent,
Commenting further on
the University budget, the
Governor said that the
problem at this time is not
pressing since the Legisla
ture will not decide on the
appropriations for a time.
After the University re
quested a budget of near
ly $27 million for the 1959-
61 biennium, an increase of
nearly $6 million. Gov.
Brooks recommended near
ly $4 million less.
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