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The Daily Nebraskan
Monday, December 7, 1959
As the Public See Us
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OUT ANO MARRY" SOME OTHER
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Anyone ever u charue J
LIKE WON VBROWN.. J
It's not just kids who "say the darnedest
The director of research at Stephens.
College is quoted in the Intercollegiate
Press Bulletin as saying that any "get
tough" policy in college admissions is -meaningless.
His reasons? Since the stu
dent, himself selects the college he will
attend, "The type of student a college
gets is determined by the public image
formed of the college."
"A college may become known as 'the
school for egg-heads' and it will attract
students, who are looking for an intel
lectual haven," said Dr. Lewis Mayhew.
Other schools will become known as
"glamour schools," or "colleges for the
rich," "colleges for the poor," or for their
athletic programs, social activities or extra-curricular
Hence Dr. Mayhew concludes that the
student selects the college not the col
lege the student. "Any admission policy
contrary to this concept is meaningless."
If this were literal truth, one. would ex
pect a mass exodus of college registrars
and recruiters once the enlightenment
reached them. Acceptance of this theory
would mean that an academically poor
school .was condemned to enternal medi
ocrity; that a party school could never
become an intellectual "haven" as well.
This comment seems like the ultimate
In the defeatist approach the final vic
tory of the status quo. If it were true, no
college could ever get better or worse
To comment that "get tough" policies
are meaningless is to attempt to shift the
students who can't make it in an "already
tough" school to some other school: It
seems like an attempt to sidestep the vital
issue, which is the one hammered into the
American public on the radio, in bus ad
vertisements and by pamphlets and maga
zines, the bludgeoning enrollment in col
Thinking educators have come up with
a twofold solution to the problems of the
war-baby enrollment. First, expand and
enlarge facilities. Second, "get tough" on
admissions and course requirements. This
is the only answer, not a comment that a
"get tough" policy is useless because the
student himself selects the college.
No self-respecting school should ever be
caught admitting that it could not jack the
demands made of the students in an at
tempt to improve the quality of the student
body and the finished product. Our society
demands an ever greater supply of men
and women who are not just educated,
but educated well. This certainly will not
be accomplished by throwing up the hands
and saying that courses and admissions'
can't be stiffened.
Dr. Mayhew is correct in saying that
the public image tends to stereotype the
college. It is further true that in most
instances that impressions of the college
are passed from present students to pros
pective students. But the further implica
tion which seems to be clearly the point of
his comment that attempting to change
the public image, as well as the actual
policies of a school is a near-futile under
taking, seems highly unwarranted.
The public is not a blind glob which is
immune to trends and changes. It may
take more than overnight to change the
"public image," but the changing is not
the impossibility which Dr. Mayhaw has
Even Without the Augurs
In the early days of auguring, one often
had to depend on the flight of a bird, the
color of the innards of a lamb, or some
other equally esoteric sip.
Only the selected few, trained carefully
In the knowledge of their predecessors,
were allowed the secret of prophecy and
augury. They wielded this power in a
mighty way at times as in Rome when if
the augurs weren't "right," no public cere
mony or event might be held.
Powerful guys, these augurs. '
Their modern counterparts inhabit some
of the most widely read inside pages of our
newspapers. We call them sports writers.
Day by day and week by week they spill
out sage commentary on how the augurs
are for the next tilt of the modern gladi
Haven't checked them recently on NU's
Didn't seem necessary.
"We'll bet on Herschell and Maxey and
crew and let the augurs tell what they
may about K-State and conferences.
Like it looks like a great season in the
Coliseum . . . like ...
Say You're Kidding!
"All you people in organizations can go
jump. I don't like society and I won't join.
To prove I'm not alone in the way I feel,
I'll introduce you to the rest of the people
in MY club. They all think the way I do."
Daily Evergreen, Washington State U.
Large things are large,
But small things are also large if seen
From the editor's desk:
On Campuses 9n Things
By Diana Maxwell and look at all the guys dressed just alike.
A move to the left crunch. Ladies room looks like a corsage box
A turn to the right smack. " storehouse . . .
Standing stffl-grind-a heel into the 'fSStt,1001,10
Instep . . . probably bruised for life. A"J Anloa g
Lovely dMce though. And even with crowded floors, Balls are
Ooops an elbow to the tmimmmimftl9
fBut evervbddv looks After hollering and hollering about the
bSih I V too-many-queenishness of our campi-it
(Even if that girl I'm WT - w" JfllNetofan'hM
hidinff from does have the (SU' 1 deci(led to add to the bevy. So . . .
!ZV 1UV. I e having our own little contest
And the bandstand with lAXf S . Thf ,one not designed to get people to
the voice in red and the ?X buy tickets to a dance or a show, though,.,
grey platinum hair went f V and there won,t e any campaigning,
round and round and I 1 Sony Whalen is masterminding this con
round and round . . . . f,.,, ,.,fTJl test. which is part of a national competi
with the fountain spilling Diana tion.
and spilling ... i hope Elgart's boys have The jal who wins will have a chance at
strong stomachs that's one long spin ... a fantabulous trip to New York City.
Ah hah! A clear space. Ten steps, un- More later,
banged, bruised, or impaired. Dancing
can be fun. . " I read with disgust an article in a re
Closing in . . . . Maybe Eigart will play cent issue of the Texas AIM paper, the ,
a rhumba or something to clear the floor. Battalion, that a special committee was be
Bnt everyone does look tremendous .... ing established in College Station. Some of
especially the Honorary C and Service the members of this committee would be
Queens-.... excellent choices this year taken from the college.
. . . there's sunshine at AOP1 with two This in itself was fine. The gimmick
scorers and the Gamma Phis with the top was that this little committee was to de
prize twice in a row ... termine the acceotableness of content in
Bandstands in the middle of the floor matter presented for readership in College
are lovely fairly drip with atmosphere Station i.e. a little group of censors,
but it'd be nice to have some room to The motives behind this sort of group
move in, too. " are noble, I suppose. They want to keep
But everyone does look lovely .... pornography and real smut off the news
And the male population votes Yes to stands and out of the book stores. But
Cadence Countesses . . . Legs are in this Milton's "Areopagitica" floats into mind
year ... and I think again that Censorship by any
Hum . . ,. two other girls are avoiding other name is still a malignancy on so
each other . . . cute dress anyway ... ciety.
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Subcommittee on Studrn Publications shall be free Business Matiaier . . Stan Kainuui
bvm editorial toumivtlilp uu Die swt e the Siioeuw- Assistant Business tian&cer Don Frrxuou, (k
rrrtttRS or an she part f any member of the faralty of Grady, Oharlene Gross
ttis University, or on the part of any person outside Circulation Manager Does Vounsdah1
Ms tiulwrstty. Tue members tbe Daily Msnimskaa Office Manas ..Ardlth fchlers
tMWpMsd HE'S EAT. I
P VREALtf GREAT!
REMEMBER HOW HE USED TO
'SUlAT-THE 0L' HORSEHlDE
FX last Summer?
H0LL W HAVEN'T SEEN I 1 f WHY CAN'T THEY JUST
J rboroF it?xH
2 m r
well kid being quite on
the ball you undoubtedly
realize that Christmas is
just around the corner such
a realization came to me
the other day and i im
mediately started making
a list of gifts and those to
whom i would like to send
i submit my listing to
you for any help you may
be able to give me in pro
curing some of the items
to jack nielsen a potato
patch to dig in behind the
d u house
to andrews hall higher
to sam jensen member
ship in the democratic
to the beta house some
to n us football team
the ability to stay quote
up unquote for two games
in a row
to dear di an all amer
to sam hall i thought id
be able to get him some
thing but now i doubt it
to dick masters deodor
ant so that he can continue
to sweat it and still be
to frank hallgren bruce
brugman and marv bres
slow to the theta chis fewer
d g shades
to auf less politics and
more fund raising
to ernie hines fewer
to the red dots more
to lynn wrlght blinders
to john hoerner knee
pads so he wont hurt him
to . gtan kaiman a four
page ad instead of his us
to the campus cops a
to k k a decent date for
the spring show and a few
more innocents this year
to karl shaplro a crea
tive writing course
to the tnes better luck
to the student union
to aws stricter hours
because of the wild n u
to corn cobs some
to tassels anything at
all they can use it
to john heeckt a by line
for his letterips
to the nebraska research
and resources foundation
a book entitled the power
of positive thinking
to jean morrisson
membership in the repub
to the boys dorm the
to bob paine a nourish
to the aopis faster an
swering of their colored
to the campus a few
to the theatre people a
few more pseudos
and to the student' coun
cil less talk more action
and better representation
yours in xmas merriment
The Dally Nohraskaa wUl publish only those letters which are slfnad,
totters attacklnc Individual must carry the author' nam. Other may
Uss Initial or a pen name, Letter should not exceed 0O words. When
lettor exceed this limit the Nebraskan reserres tb rtsht to condense them,
retalninc the writer' Ttewe.
On Ag Campus
A top biochemist from Beth
esda, Md., Dr. Simon Black,
will be on Ag campus Wednes
day at 4 p.m. to speak on the
subject "Biochemistry of the
New Sulfur-Containing Amino
Black is chief of the Amino
Acid Biochemistry Section of
the National Institute of Arth
ritis and Metabolic Disease.
The meeting will be held in
the auditorium of the Bio
chemistry and Nutrition building.
To the Editor:
Recently we have read
articles about the extension
of library hours, the rais
ing, of library fines, and a
statement by an anony
mous library staffer to the
effect that students should
do less studying and more
research in the library. Per
haps, then, it is time for
some student criticisms of
Fines are plenty high al
ready. The notion of rais
ing them seems to be based
on the idea that students
can afford to pay more in
these prosperous days.
My own thought would be
that fines should be based
on the amount the library
loses (or 1 other students
lose) through the book's not.
Strangest of all in the
area of fines are those as
sessed on bound volumes
of magazines. These may
be checked out overnight,
and are due back at 9 a.m.
the next morning. The fine
is 25 cents for the first
hour and a nickel an hour
Yet I have several times
observed the magazine that
I broke my neck getting
back on time sitting on the
shelf behind the main desk
for several days before It
finds its way back to .its
proper place, i
And If the library is really
interested in getting its
books back, and not in the
re venue that fines bring,
why don't they set up a
bookdrop for night returns?
Library hours could al
, ways be lengthened, but es
' pecially poor is the practice
of closing early Friday and '
Finally, it seems to me
that a rather valuable piece
of equipment is going to
waste. This is a Russian
typewriter installed in the
Technical Service. The
Technical people are quite
reluctant to let Russian stu
dents use the machine.
With increasing enroll
ment and expansion of the
Russian Dept., I submit
that the typewriter should
be placed somewhere in the
library where bona fide
Russian students could use
it at all hours.
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