The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 07, 1959, Page Page 2, Image 2
Poge 2 The Daily Nebraskan Wednesday, October 7, 1959 Chancellor Speaks of College Is college education a right or a privi lege? The views of Chancellor Clifford Hardin on this question recently were nationally r2cognlzed. Dr. Hardin and other noted personalities in the areas of education, business, labor, politics and entertainment were members of a panel organized by "Ladies' Home Journal" magazine to con template "who should go to college and why." The story appeared In the October issue of the "Journal." In a preface to the panel discussion the editors of the Journal pointed out that "In our democracy we take it for granted that aU young people have the right to the op portunity for a high school education. Do they have a similar right to the opportun ity fot college education? "More parents want to send their chil dren to college, as much for social and economic reasons as for intellectual rea sons. In ten years, at the expected rate of Increase, more than 6,000 youth twice the number enrolled today will be applying for admission to college. Will they find a place?" Several panel members . expressed the belief that the value of a bachelor's de gree has depreciated because so many are getting them. To this Dr. Hardin raised an emphatic objection saying he believed standards behind baccalaureate degrees were higher today than ever before. On the subject "should the doors be open wide" the general consensus was that everyone has the right to pursue know ledge, to realize individual potentialities and to live a meaningful and satisfying life and if a college education is needed for this, then everyone has a right to such. Dr. Hardin commented, "The basic hu man right to pursue knowledge is valid for life and our educational system exists to encourage the exercise of it." When asked, "Why do so many want college?" a panel member suggested that too many go to college thinking that it is going to give them something that it isn't. The disappointment that comes from fail ure to succeed is worse than saying no at the first. To this Dr. Hardin agreed that "many young people have abilities that could be better developed outside a college," then went on to say, "but I revolt at the notion that any of us are Solomons enough to de cide" who should go to college and who shouldn't. What makes students work? Desire and motivation, said the Chancellor. "Educa tional opportunity has been too easy in this country. It has been taken for granted. We have not made learning simply for the sake of knowing seem im portant. We should prepare our students as well as possible. The real problem is motivation." The final problem taken up was "Will there be room for all?" Parents and stu dents with 'admission jitters' are worry ing about the wrong things. They should be concerned instead with discovering their aptitudes, interests and talents and then go after them. In suggesting what can be done to ac commodate the great influx of students, Dr. Hardin pointed out that "the increas ing number of junior colleges is a very sound development. We find students transferring from junior colleges to the University of Nebraska have very good staying power. They have sampled higher education, found out they like it and can take it." In concluding the forum Dr. Hardin hit upon an idea that pretty well summed up all ideas that had been presented during the forum. He said: "We have sold the American public on the fact that education is good for the pay roll, good for national security, good for our standard of living, but we have not done a very good job of selling the notioa that education is good for the individual, for the self-satisfactions that he gets from knowing and from learning. I don't deny that more tangible rewards, though not the prime objective, may also follow." The opinions set forth here make It clear that the world needs to be full of people versed in that which they are cap able of doing best. If this requires a col lege education then it is a person's right and privilege to attend college. If a per son excels in something that does not re quire a college degree then he should pur sue that interest proudly. Vanishing Lamps Mention one thief and the comment brings out reports of several others. In Monday's paper we mentioned the campus clepto who walked out of the Resi dence Halls with a television set. Now comes the report of the "loss" by the Stu dent Union of several pieces of furniture some large, some small. Perhaps the thief thought that he should be getting more for his $11 a semester. Perhaps he just wanted a fancy new ash tray. Nevertheless, a thief by any other name is still a thief. What one student removes to furnish his apartment is denied to the students who follow. What one removes, another must pay to see replaced. It is discouraging to see the superbly equipped Union open its doors only to have the furnishings immediately stage a sur reptitious exodus. M. E. Speaking By Carroll Krans would yell and jump off my seat when The campus dolly clubs sing their new Pat Fischer got rolling in the secondary school spirit-type songs in the Union to- no matter what the people around me night to attempt to win a trophy in the might think my maturity was. latest boost-our-morale movement for old But it's possible to see how a guy or NU. girl might keep tight-lipped and fast Word Is that some of , seated at a game to impress their func the melodies aren't too , tion dates how mature they were and how bad and might even find f , ii ' all this ahroo was above them, a niche in future Univers- L Pledges see upperclassmen doing this, lty rah-rah song books. X , f follow tne example, and sections of stands Although some people I are silent as tombs, have commented that the . VTM , This may not be an entirely true state S?iS fi ' h ment but its a god generalization. So with a worthy purpose. - - Along this same line, some chronic com- plainers have been saying the Nebraskan Seems llke for the Pas few weeks, is "harping" every time it mentions any- though, a lot of the singing and yelling thing pertaining to morale. hasn't been for football teams, but for My personal opinion is that the Rag's der old A1Pha Be,ta Gamma Delta- comment has been fair and that its at- YeP. sentimental, traditional, old stand- tackers at times haven't been. I personal- by serenades. ly do not favor chastising students, facul- Maybe Greek houses really like 'em, ty or alums for not cheering wildly at but I can't say the same for myself. It's football games, whether we win or lose. kind of hard to concentrate on B. Frank But I think it's worthy to raise so-called lin's autobiography when garbled melodies spirit by rallies, contests and the like. of "not drinking beer with any man who Isn't that the purpose f Tassels and doesn't drink beer with me" pierce the Corn Cobs, two important campus or- still night air. ganizations? I can't wait for winter. There is a difference between "harping" and helping. And the latter project, I feel, Still on the subject of songs, I think a is what the Cobs, Tassels, Cheerleaders few among us could use a lesson in cour- and Rag are trying to do. tesy and patriotism. When people talk, laugh and smoke The subject of dropping football func- when the National Anthem is being played tions at one of the home games was prior to the football game, it's effrontery brought iip during the Friday Rag lunch- ( to every citizen and every man who has eon. " given his life for his country. Again, at face value, the idea has merit. The heritage of the United States and Not being noted for concealing my frus- all its glory is reflected in the Anthem, trations or feelings, I, like a lot of others, We should give it a better audience. Daily Nebraskaji R T7TT V.VTVT"! YEARS OTT) the University. The member of the Dally Nebraska siAii nuyu siMxita wuv gt(H 9ammltf whst they tar. or Member: Associated Collegiate Press, Inter- do, r u i printed. February 8. 195s. Collegiate Press Subscription rate are S3 per emester or 15 for th Eepresentatlve: National Advertising- Serv- tXVS'" fim matter at th. pom .ffie ' Ice, Incorporated ,1 Lincoln, Nebraska. uvSkt the act of Anns , Kit. PaMIshed at: Boom 20, Student Union Editor .fP"?..L..!'F...Dian. mw.ii Lincoln, Nebraska ManarfnV Editor ','.'.'.'..'.'.'. .'.WW .7 .'.Carroll Krans 14th & R New Editor Soodra Whalea Telephone 2-:631, ext. 4225, 4226. 4227 KVEettoEdiiorWWWK.tB The Dally Nebraskan la published Monday. Tuesday, Copy Editors John Hoerner, Sandra Laaker, Wednesday and Friday during the school year, emeept Herb Probaseo diirlnc vacation! and exam period!, by tunnts of the Staff Write Jacqna Janeeek, Karen Long, En'.renlty of rJehraska onder the authorization of th Done McCartney Commute o Student Aflalrs a -an expression of (to- Jr. Staff Writer Mike Milroy, Ann Moyer dent opinion. Publication under the jurisdiction of the BUSINESS STAFF Subcommittee on Student Publication shall be free Business Manager Stan Kalraaa from editorial censorship on the part of the Subrnrn- Assistant Business Manager Don Ferguson, GU mlltee or on the part of any member of the faculty of Grady, Charlene Gross to tJolversH.', or on the part ui any person outsld Circulation Manager Doug loungdahl V T Tljikji MSSOTHMA I LIKES ME.. J us; r .j" j THIS MORNING SHE U)AS CALLING THE ROLL ...SHE SAID, "DAVID, BETTY, CRAIG, WILLIAM, TONY, MAKY, IIMMY, CYNTHIA ... AND THEN SHE SAID,1 LINUS" THAT5 JUST THE OJAY SHE SAID IT..."LINL'S:,....SHE CAME RIGHT OUT, AND SAID MY NAME JUST AS PLAIN AS DAY,.. ( I THINK MISS OTHWAt? ) J?EALLV LIKES ME ! Z Errant Thoughts by caesar dear di im going to revolt i feel in me a burning compul sion to throw off the bonds of oppression to being about a new order to rid this waste land of its curse dont ask me what the curse is because im no t s eliot and havent got that far yet but surely in the ridding of different tilings ill hit upon something ill begin ill start with the rote de partments once in my con trol ill then have the instru ment of force i discount the campus police because they are merely an instrument of the administration and of course ill take that over too eventually then ill set myself up as chairman of the tribunal and thus obtain legal sanc tion for all my subsequent manipulations ill stop re ferring things to dean Col bert because obviously he will have to be replaced by one of my sympathizers. ill hold all tribunal hear ings in the stadium so that the clamoring throngs de siring open hearings can be appeased if the weather proves inclement ill rip the doors off the coliseum and move indoors this will cut the capacity down to about eight thousand but after all first come first serve move over with the student body now firmly on my side ill seize control of the admin istration itself chancellor hardin has been wanting to move on for some time now anyway i will graciously al low him to find a place somewhere else before an nouncing his resignation actually he wont have any choice but then adminy hall was kind enough to give the same treatment to a former member of the union staff this summer and 1 feel that i owe every one at least the same treat ment i will pay .not a whit of attention to any of the so called student governing bodies despite the fact that there may be one or two unenlighted souls among them ram council is ineffective and most dorm residents wouldnt care if a bomb was dropped on campus as long as it didnt disturb the quad iwa is really pretty mean ingless at best panehl will still be discussing last weeks coke dates etc . ifc wrangling and the ifc will be doing nothing but wrangling over good rush books that are late and whether or not there should be pledge sneaks or what kind of pledge training there should be i would tell them just to do away with pledge ship and have a campus wide initiation on the mon day following rush week but maybe thats too simple a solution and the biggest mistake on campus the student council or maybe it should be renamed the nebraska council will as usual be bogged down in senseless detail doing lots of nothing but accomplishing less so boss you can easily see that any opposition that quickly be lost since every one will sit and talk while my defenders will rally to action rally rally yes rally rally and speaking of rallies 1 think ill hold one this friday night in front of the union to see how many supporters i have so if you hear wild cheering friday night youll know my plans have met with great acclaim you wonder Vhat in the world this is all about but you would do better to won der what i have been drink ing casesar BEYOND COMPARE THE NEW WfflM There is nothing to compare with our new Oval Cut diamonds for clarity, radiance and brilliance , Only in limited supply. So please coma early for your choice. Priced From $185.00 EASY BUDGET TERMS TAKE MONTHS TO PAT 1200 "O" Street Quality Tells OSMOSIS . By George Haecker . :- 1 Haecker From out the rumbling animations of our prolific environment there some times emerges a thing of notability. Between the commit tee meet ings and the day to day events there lurks a c o n c e p- tinn. With in the mud there lies a jewel. I speak of the new SiiPldon Memorial Art Gal lery. Wow I don't imply that the student body had any real influence on this posi tive step toward a more elegant campus. , The Same Time For at the same time hey are exposed to a ra diant building they are equally forced to put up with the monstrosity that Elgin left behind. I think, however, that the Board of Regents deserves a round of applause for their some what unhampered attitude toward a work of art. It is too often, I'm afraid, that the practical and economi cal purposal gains the favor of the status quo mind. And I am more than pleased that the Regents burned their budgets and practical viewpoints in, or der to achieve a building of significance. I hear from the architect, Philip John son, that a beautiful build ing is their emphasis of concern. This, of course, is more than an Important step. It rarely occurs to the average student of a uni versity to reflect on the basic values which govern his existance. I should think one of these values would be the atmosphere in which he lives. Its Effect A beautiful physical en vironment is valuable only in its effects on the mind. If a building can provoke pleasing and happy thoughts, radiate a feeling of life, and give an atmos. Shere of culture to its in abitants, then it serves a double purpose, with tha monlal benefits far more important than its physical function. I think the value of a beautiful campus or build ing can readily be seen in thiJ light. This iswhy the new art gallery is of con siderable importance. I wish the campus spirit could be directed more to ward the appreciation cf these cultured values. I should hope we coulf find this a better object of con rentratlon for a general feeling of appreciation, which we call spirit. I think the new art gallery could well provoke this feeling ... in time anyway. To be in and around esthetic objects is a stimu lating experience. It broad ens the mind and pleases the eye. And whatever your work may be, the atmos phere of its operation can be very essential to its suc cess. More Perhaps This is why I am pleased to see a real effort being made toward an elegant building. I hops the student body can show as much ap preciation for this victory of culture as they can for a gridiron victory, much more perhaps. And I anticipate that Idealistic day when we will have; beauty above us, beauty below us, arid beauty all around us. MaaBSBMaai 0a Or(ji (AuUwr of "I Was a Teen-age Dwarf" "The Many Lorn of Dobie Gillis", efc.) FOOTBALL: ITS CAUSE AND CURE Next Saturday at the football game while you are sitting in youf choice student's seat behind the end zone, won't you give a thought to Alario Sigafoos? Alaric Sigafoos (1868-1934) started life humbly on a farm near Thud, Kansas. His mother and father, both named Ralph, were bean-gleaners, and Alaric became a bean-gleaner too. Later he moved to Oregon and found work with a logging firm as a stump-thumper. Then he went to North Dakota where he tended the furnace in a granary (wheat-heater). Then he drifted to Texas where he tidied up oil fields (pipe-wiper). Then to Arizona where he strung dried fruit (fig-rigger). Then to Ken tucky where he fed horses at a breeding farm (oat-toter). Then to Long Island where he dressed poultry (duck-plucker). Then . to Alaska where he drove a delivery van for a bakery (bread sledder). Then to Minnesota where he cut up frozen lakes (ice slicer). Then to Nevada where he computed odds in a gambling house (dice-pricer). Then to Milwaukee where he pasted camera lenses together (Zeiss-splicer). Finally he went to Omaha where he got a job in a tannery beating pig hides until they were soft and supple (hog-flogger.) Here he found happiness at last. Why, you ask, did he find happiness at Inst? Light a firm and fragrant Marlboro, taste those better makin's, enjoy that filter that filters like no other filter filters, possess your souls in sweet content, cross your little fat legs, and read on. Next door to Alaric's hog-floggery was an almond grove owned by a girl named Chimera Emrick. Chimera was pink and whita and marvelously hinged, and Alaric was instantly in love. Each day he came to the almond grove to woo Chimera, but she, alas, stayed cool. Then one day Alaric got a brilliant idea. It was the day be fore the annual Omaha Almond Festival. On this day, aa every one knows, ail the almond growers in Omaha enter floats in tha big parade. These floats always consist of large cardboard al monds hanging from large cardboard almond trees. Alaric's inspiration was to stitch pieces of pigskin together and inflate them until they looked like big, plump almonds. "These sure beat skinny old cardboard almonds," said Alario to himself. "Tomorrow they will surely take first prize for Chimera and she will be mine I" Early the next morning Alaric carried his lovely inflated pig skin almonds over to Chimera, but she, alas, had run off during the night with Walter T. Severidge, her broker. Alaric flew into such a rage that he started kicking his pigskin almonds all over the place. And who should be walking by that very insant but Abner Doubleday! , Mr. Doubleday had invented baseball the day before, and he was now trying to invent football, but he was stymied because he couldn't figure out what kind of ball to use. Now, seeing Alaric kick the pigskin spheroids, his problem was suddenly solved. "Eureka!" he cried and ran to his drawing board and invented football, which was such a big success that he was in spired to go on and invent lacrosse, Monopoly, run sheep run, andny'0tl- l.NHa.s.a When you go to next Sat urdny's game, take along the perfect football companion-Marlboro Cigarettes or Philip Morri SS:?,M ettes-all a aelight-Zll spon.