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Tuesday, December 1
Instructors or Scholars?
A college education is becoVning the
goal of more and mor Americans every
"Yet in the face of such dramatic de
mand, the quality of college education is
persistently going downhill," according to
Earl J. McGrath, former U.S. Commis
sioner of Education, in an article which
appeared in Sunday's issue of "Parade."
The noted educator claims that one of
the most pressing problems facing educa
tion today is the level of instruction. Un
less important changes are made, thou
sands of American youngsters are going
to be short changed, he says.
"The depressing situation results from
a strange paradox. In spite of a nationwide
enrollment of nearly 4,000,000 students,
colleges generally hold to the belief that
teaching young people is a minor part of
McGrath explains that this paradox
arises from the fact that a college teach
er's ability to teach has little to do with
his ability to hold a position.
'Indeed, on some campuses actual
teaching is regarded as the professors' ex
tracurricular activity," he says.
"Of far greater importance than teach
ing, in the college's view, is research at
the frontiers of knowledge and publication
of the results in learned journals." That
these research activities may result in
nothing that could be called contributions
to knowledge does not seem to be con
cerning the powers that be.
"But in the academic world, the re
wardsprofessional and material go to
the producers (of research materials) and
the penalties go to those truly dedicated to
the education of the young," he charges.
McGrath cited an instance which recent
ly occurred in a large Eastern university.
Several "capable" teachers were sudden
ly told they could expect no further pro
motions. These men weren't turned away
because they couldn't teach but because
they taught "too well" and "had concen
trated all their efforts on teaching Ameri
can college youth a full-time job."
The educator then turns to the problems
existing in preparing persons to be eli
gible to obtain doctorate degrees.
"To earn a Ph. D., a candidate must do
a piece of original research in a narrowly
specialized field. In biology,. for instance,
one may study the behavior of a single
strain of viruses under very rigidly con
The candidate becomes an expert on the
virus and knows a lot about research tech
niques. "But," McGrath inserts, "this
hardly means he can train inquiring young
minds in the broader concepts of biology.
"The ability to do creative research and
ability to teach brilliantly require different
He points out that very few universities
recognize the need for training both types
of people but Syracuse University has
adopted a program that distinguishes be
tween the abilities of "researchers" and
those who are only interested in educating.
At that institution the degree of Doctor of
Social Sciences was inaugurated especial
ly for college teachers.
"Instead of concentrating in a narrowly
specialized field, candidates for the D.S.S.
dip also into fields related to their sub
ject. Thus a would-be political science in
structor will also study American his
tory, geography, economics, sociology and
social psychology," he explains.
Such a system would certainly be effec
tive in producing college professors who
are well versed in the subjects they are
"Vigorous action now could greatly in
crease the number of skilled college teach
ers a few years hence," McGrath. sug
gests. "Otherwise we will need legions of
dedicated teachers but we will enlist only
platoons. American parents bent on edu
cation for their children will ask some
tough and impatient questions. And they
will be questions the colleges will be hard
pressed to answer."
But Not For All . . .
Awards for the most effective signs of
the year (in the Student Union anyway)
go to the unknown creator of the tags over
the art displays in the Union Gallery.
"Christmas is for Children" says the
first. And as the eye wanders over offer
ings of school kids from kindergarten up
ward, some of the spirit rubs off.
But on another wall the sequel to the
first sign introduces three pictures by
eighth grade artists. All three show not
only a real budding of art ability, but a
sensitivity of feeling which the rest of us
might well consider. One offering shows
the victims of a Japanese Typhoon wait
ing for Red Cross Relief.
The second, labeled "Hunger" shows a
single person, a woman whose face and
limbs bear out the title. The third is per
haps set in the American west and might
be of Mexicans or Indians.
Th? sign above these said simply:
"But not for all children ..."
There was no fire at Bessey Hall-last
The Lincoln Fire Department was called
there about 7:15 and found only smoke ris
ing from an incinerator on the west side of
The Fire Department thinks some passer-by
panicked at the sight of the smoke
and turned in the alarm an unnecessary
act in this case but an example of quick
thinking, nevertheless. A night fire on
campus could be a tragic thing.
On the Other Hand
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By Sondra Whales
Discussing Russia and Russian young
people, nationally known syndicated col
umnist, Ann Landers revealed some in
teresting sidelights about that country.
One was the fact that college dormi
tories' are co-educational.
A more recognized com
ment .even though its ac
ceptance is disputed, was
the fact that the Russians
are bettering the United
These two things are
Hal Brown, our sports -
editor who is from' Miss Sondra
Landers' home of Sioux
City, and I were allowed to go along
with the Journal's people when they met
Miss Landers at the train yesterday morn
ing. Not in the least disturbed by the fact
she would be giving three speeches in two
hours, Miss Landers looked as vivid as if
she had stepped from a beauty parlor
rather than a 12 hour train ride.
Envy for people who can wake up in the
morning. And thanks to the Journal for
Joe Knoll just announced that Kosmet
Hub had made enough money to start an
intramural program for next year.
Earlier this year, he informed me that
Kosmet Klub had decided to replace the
atrics with dances. Bigger and better
dances, he said, explaining that the Klub
was going social.
However, it is nice to know that the
money will be going to a Spring Show.
South Pacific, sponsored by Kosmet Klub
several years ago, was really terrific.
A short word on Homecoming displays,
(either late or early.) Why not replace
them with floats?
We could have a great, big, huge, im
pressive parade with people riding on
floats and singing and laughing.
Because they would be stored indoors,
the problem of rain would not be so acute,
except on the actual day of Homecoming.
Also, they could be set up several days
ahead of time.
And a truck bed provides a lovely base.
(Much nicer than dirty ole hilly ground.)
However, there is one small problem.
1. Where are we going to find all these
2. Where are we going to find storage
space, like garages, for more than 50
3. How long a parade would this make?
It's still in good keeping to say "wel
come" to the grads, so let's keep the
signs in front of the houses.
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And Could It Be
Currier Without Ives?
By Gary Rodgers
What is Christmas?
Christmas is a spirit. It is the "Spirit of Christmas."
But what and where is the "Spirit of Christmas?"
Is it in the green and red Christmas decorations and
lighted Christmas trees?
Is Chirstmas the time of year when the downtown
streets and sidewalks are full of excited Christmas shop
pers and parking spaces are hard to find? Is it that time
when everyone gives gifts to everyone else?
Is Christmas that season when Chambers of Commerce
and Commercial Clubs decorate the streets and street
corners with wreaths, trees and beautiful lights?
Do Christmas songs of Santa and Rudolph and new
rocket and sputnik toys for the little tots' stockings make
Is Christmas the time of year when father is willing (?)
to give up his westerns and dectective shows for special
Christmas T.V. spectaculars?
Or, is Christmas the time of parties office parties,
club parties, neighborhood parties and relative's parties?
Does the "spirit" of Chirstmas come from a bottle?
Is Christmas the time of vacations, of ski trips and the
football bowl games?
Or is Christmas the time when mother is busy in the--kitchen
baking Christmas cookies and cooking the big
Christmas dinner producing the smells characteristic of
Do Christmas cards, snow and cold weather help you
feel the "Spirit of Christmas"?
Or, do the caroling parties and taffy pulls and the moon
light sleigh rides of our grandparents' days portray the
true "Spirit"? Is Christmas old fashioned?
Is Christmas that time of year when everyone remem
bers the orphans' homes and the old folks' homes that they
neglect the rest of the year?
Is Christmas solely for the children? Is Christmas the
once-a-year attendance at a Christmas eve church service
or the Sunday School program for which Billy and Janie
have memorized their pieces?
What is Christmas?
By Dick Stiickey
Many people keep saying
that this time of the" year
(despite what people ' feel
anyway) is very joyous.
That is, people are-to
laugh, and give, and gazelle
across the meadows, skip
ping and dancing and
throwing their arms into
the air and gleefully rac
ing through the clover in.
bare feet and throwing
their feet into the air too.
And falling into the creek.
And this should be too
probably but a good friend
of mine, Albert Garratt, re
cently said no.
Albert Garratt has his
own The Night Before ...
uh . . .
But before I go on with
Albert Garratt's The Night
Before I would like to show
how I have really been with
the spirit. Besides the chain
mail type thing . . .
Of giving. You see, I know
a good friend of somebody's
who has a lasting good old
fashioned case of enuresis
instead of ulcers. So al
ready I gave him for
Christmas a do it yourself
set for enuresis curing.
For curing enuresis I
mean. It had a zinc sheet
and a 12 volt battery and
bell hookup. And he hooked
it up December 12 because
it had no "Don't open until"
tag you see. And I wrapped
it in the instructions for
wiring but this good friend
of someone's threw the
wrappings away I guess.
Because on the morning
of December 13 when the'
bell went off he didn't hear
it even because he was zinc
plated. And at 8:35 when he was
to get up for his 9:00 he
didn't because he was gal
vanized. ' And his friends
cut him up and used him
for tinsel. It was Sunday
It is better to receive
than to be zinc-plated.
But to Albert Garratt's
The Night Before.
Twas the Night Before
Twas the night before
And all over the campus!"
no one was stirring because
they had all gone some
place for vacation.
Except Albert Garratt.
(Don't caU him Albert.)
By the Ccrnhusker
Editors aote: The vtare expresses
hrow are sot aecestsrllr these el
In a wild, torrid game
the staff of the 1960 Corn
husker buried the u n d e r
manned Daily Nebraskan
crew by a score of 35 to 19
last Saturday in the first
Providing the bulk of the
Cornhusker scoring punch
were Skip "The Stilt"
Harris and Judy "Goose
Tatum" Hamilton who
scored 12 and 6 points re
spectively. The twosome
looked like seasoned vet
erans as they worked the
double post offense effec
tively all afternoon and
were awsome rebounders
under both the offensive
and defensive boards.
Doug Youngdahl was
about al the Rag had to
offer in the way of an of
fensive threat. v
Stalwart Sony W h a 1 e n,
highly touted in pre-season
reports, was hampered by
not having any tennis
shoes, but turned in an
amazing defensive game.
Several times her cool
thinking under pressure
that is, grabbing the arm
of an opposing player
kept the Cornhusker staffers
from scoring sure buckets.
For the Cornhusker it was
the bench strength that was
the deciding factor. Three
deep with battle tested vet
erans at all positions, the
Cornhusker finally wore
down the crew from the Ne
Surprise of the day was
Mary Cunningham, an un
rated member of the year
book's third team, who de
vasted the Rag defenses
with two jump shots from
one foot out during the
third quarter to keep the
Cornhusker out in front.
Coach of the Nebraskan
team; Diana Maxwell was
handcuffed by outstanding
defensive play and could
net only one basket on a
one hand throw from four
Named outstanding ath
letes of the day in a poll
of sportswriters and sports
casters covering the game
were the Drs. Cranford and
Hall, the referees who al
most managed to keep up
with the play.
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START PICKING ON ME. HUH?
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RiH&lHQ D OCR SELLS ...
Albert Garratt was
parked in front of the coli
seum drinking beer and
throwing the bottles across
the mall at the Music Box
which was still playing
"Twelve o'clock and all is
well" by Burnett Hall,
When out on the mall
there arose such a clatter
Albert Garratt fell out of
his car to see what was the
matter. He grabbed hold of
the window and threw up.
When what to Albert
Garratt's wondering eyes
should appear, but , . . uh'
... whatshisface . . . uh
- SANTA CLAUSE, the
(From now on, Albert
Garratt will talk. Don't call
"He wash dresshed in
fursh, an soot, an he had
an ol bag wish some . . .
uh . , . thingsh int, an'a
pi-puh, an' h i s h nosuh
looked lika . . . lika . . .
"A RED OLIFF!!! LIKE
WHATSH INSHIDE ONE
oh . . . uh . . .
"And I shaid, 'S h a n t a,
babe, what kinda are-ooh
teecee you in. Huh? What
kinda . . .'
"Bud he din't shay any
shing. He wurked
aroun'ere ona mall. There
wash a shine a'said "Men
wurkin ina treesh," bud I
din't belieff int. I knew
them wash reindeerish. One
of 'em hada cliff like nosuh.
Then ... lay in the
fingersh side's nosuh, he
said, 'Ho, Ho, Ho . . . you
wanna sella beer?'
"An then he turned wiffa
jerk I think it wasRuduf
fella an shaid to . . . uh
. . . me
'Have a good time in col
lege, boy join a 1 1 them
clubs, make all thein meet
ings, be a leader, date,
drink, cheat, hate, run
. down things, live it up, take
everything you hear down
and never say why, hurry
home for vacation, hurry
back, and hurry more when
you're back HO, HO, HO,
Ho, Ho, ho ..."
And Albert Garratt sat
down on the mall and cried,
"Damn. S h a n t a never
brought . . ."
And then Albert looked
up and smiled and said,
"Or did he?"
And then Albert heard
him exclaim, ere he dcove
out of sight,
"Buurrrppp . . . Thanks
for the beer Albert."
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