The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, July 11, 1961, Page Page 3, Image 3
Tuesday, July 1 1, 1961 Sunmer Nebraskan Page 3 How Can Midwest Stop Erosion of -Youth Some Say More Opportunities Necessar Continued from Page 1 state. This is well illustrat- while, the pull of the home mate toward industry in the cials who have answered ed in Journalism when town and state is usually tax field would help a great Unit sip nuink in aHH fhaf newspapers ,m arger cities easily overcome.' deal, too, he said, it akes Siat ve ?o di, have been quite interested Lt. Gov. Dwight Burney Nebraska Offer, cover and Son rXittai in our graduates, offer, that the teaching field J. G. Elliott, a member nd rareerf P Ptentlal '-Invariably, the salary is challenging and needy at of the NU Board of Regents, anu diesis. levds and opportunities for thc same ttme feds tnat the state's offer lop money and job satis- . . " in, to youth is education at faction do not leap out at iiiiiitiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiii(HMiiiiiitiiiiiiiiitiiuiiiiiiiii:itiiittiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiitiiiiHiit(iiiitiitiiitiiiiiitiii a erv jow cost prospects with the eager- -pj I 1f Others listed top oppor- ness of fox terriers. The op- JT ODlllatlOll iUlgl'atlOIl unities in the state in such portunities may knock but .1 T fipid(. a. ,.eiicri0n banking seldom break down the Although Nebraska showed a six per rent Increase in 1 Xmunitv de- door population between 1950 and 1960. according to govern- ? i Lh Opportunitv ent census figures, the state is still losing more citizens J JHl JWS ant Sam Jensen, a NU than It is gaining, according to Dr. Edgar Z. Palmer pro- L'v Law College graduate, be- fsor of statistics an director of the bureau of business mcin Rasmusgen of lieves "Nebrafka offers researth at the University. s X Jrea young people an opportunity "There should have been a lot bigger population In- JpiSt for leadership if they want case based on the birth and death rate alone," Pal- i3latu'human relations, to lead and service if they mer said. Therefore, Nebraska is suffering a population is J"? "JJ1 "jjjj; want to serve. And they can exodus.; ' strides In the field of sci- add to the good life in Ne- ; 0f all living former Untversitv students on fUe in the ewe yet have done very lit- braska which includes in : Alumni Association office, 55 per' cent of the mailing ad- tie in learning how to live balanced proportions secu-J J lrsseis are out of state and 45 per cent are located in Ne- with ourselves, our neigh- nty and the realization of braska.5 ' . bors. even a iife partner am,vH0nSu JTiis figure, is not an exact picture, however, since the and most assuredly another Yet what is most impor- : percentages are for "addressograph plates" only, and many nation," he said, tant, ... Jensen, said 'is that 0f tne addresses serve more than one University alumnus. Militzer suggests that a there is the opportunity por instance, a husband and wife would have the s a m e good sociological study of here for a person to make addressograph plate. Nebraska would help pin- an impact on his commu- of all the University graduates and' former students point what can be done to mty and state in the fields for wnom tne Alumni office has addressograph plates, 27,- slow erosion of the state's of industrial, educational, 257 plates are for other states; 22,566 are for Nebraska, youth cultural and political lead- These may be broken down as follows: Small Community ership. We need students Alumni Association Paid Members "One real need is to bring who will make a few sacri- i 0tner states .4.857 back the small community fices and go back to their i Nebraska 4,366 as an exciting place to home towns, exercising this (this includes: live," he said. leadership for the state and (Omaha,. 715 "Social and cultural ties the University." (Lincoln .1,736 often are just as important The idea that "Nebraska (Outstate Nebraska 1,515 for giving an aliveness to a offers enough room to judge n foreign nations 65 small town as is its econ- each individually" is ex- . i Canada .18 omy. If a small town can pressed, too, by U.S. Repre-- Non-members, but University Alumni actually pump some new sentative from Nebraska in other states 22,400 life into it through commu- Phil Weaver. I Nebraska 18,200 nity enterprises that relate "There's room, all right," These are overall figures and show no recent trends to cultural cohesion, profes- Dean Walter E. Militzer of since thev include all living University graduates and for- sional people again will the NU College of Arts and mer students. think of going back to their Sciences said. "There's home towns, room in Nebraska for good l(it'ii'(i(iiitiiiiiiii!iMiiiitiiiiiiiitiMiiMiiiitiiiiiiMiiiiiiitiHitimitiiiiiiiiiiiiitMiiiiiiiHNttiiiiHiiHHiii ome WOrk, such as that men and women in law, advancement in the large "Young teachers must done by Professor Louis medicine, dentistry, nursing centers seem greater than keep this field well and Trzcinski with the Sandhills and teaching. This is partic- they do in Nebraska," Milit- alive and tempered to the Symphony Orchestra, needs ularly true in the small zer said. "W hen this is age of the youngsters," he to be done in the lines of towns. mixed with the natural ten- said. "But we must have a r t, languages, literature "One chief difficulty is dency of young people to jobs for them when they are and government," he sug- competition from out of want to leave home for a ready. A more friendly cli- gests. i i mAmmmmmmmmm r ... yVoif' . r GOING HOME This iWllllilll!; rather his skeleton, has spent the last side Museum near where his bones were half-century in the University's Morrill discovered in the Agate Spring quarries. ; Hall state museum. But now he's home at Sixteen Million Year-Old Rhino Returns to Old Stomping Grounds A rhinoceros that spent about 16 million years in northwest Nebraska and the next 53 years in the Univer sity of Nebraska state mus eum in Morrill Hall has re turned home. The rhinoceros skeleton, which was uncovered In 1908 in the Agate Spring Fossil Quarries, east of Agate, will be on display at the Univer sity's Trailside Museum at Ft. Robinson. An adjunct of the state museum at Morrill Hall, the Trailside Museum opened July 3, It is designed to in terpret the natural history of the Ft. Robinson area and is housed in the former U.S. quentins town & campus 1229 R ST. Jl L Y NOW IN THE SECOND BIG WEEK NEW REDUCTIONS Plenty Of Fine HURRY rhinoceros, or last as a part Army Theater building. The museum will be open to the public from May until mid September. In addition to the rhinoceros skeleton, the museum will fea ture physiographic maps of the U.S. and Nebraska; a series of paleogeographic , . j . maps snowing cnanging con ditions of the earth; a geolo gic .time chart; and old ex posed rocks, dinosaurs and marine reptile fossils. There will also be badland deoosits showing fossils of sa ber-toothed tigers, three-toed j horses and camels; deposits of Pine Ridge; "Devil's Cork screws," the burrows of fossil beavers ; a n d a large bone slab of small extinct deer. . HEZ-3645 SAL fill Quality t ashwns IN NOW! of the display at the Trail- j M lifM I - v fislsi wEws Union to Sponsor Penitentiary Tour The Student Union tour of the Nebraska State Peniten tiary will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday. Bus transportation will be provided at the S Street entrance of the Union. ' The guided tour will visit the administration center, cell blocks, work shops, green house, library, class rooms, chapel and kitchen. An open discussion period will be conducted by Deputy Warden John B. Greenholtz. Dinner will be served in the dining area and a 45 minute entertainment period will fol low in the recreation center. Participants must sign up for the tour in the Student Union program office today. The charge will be thirty cents bus fare and $1.00 for the dinner at the penitentiary. K. MK. I j " MINN. " S.DAK. S WYO, " 1W' coio. v. UJHflT IS TH6j MIOUJ6ST? "A concerted drive on the part of business neonle "' community leaders to find a place in Nebraska tor us young people is needed," Jensen added. "This too re quires some sacrifices, fi nancially by those w ho would take part in offering jobs. But any investment would benefit the commu nity and state." Sen. George Syas suggests that young people cannot be held strictly on an agricul tural economy. "It must be balanced with industry," he said. Representative Weaver concludes that "Nebraska, like the world itself, offers to young men and women a challenge to grow and de velop as free men in an era when freedom is becoming a rare commodity." The University Business Research Bureau explains the high migration figures this way: The departure from the farm and mine, and from the small towns serving them. The departure from the center of large cities. The attraction of , the Machines Speed Learning Continued from Page 1 committee of the National Ed ucation Association which sets school standards for program ming, manufacture and use, explain their function, in gen eral: "All of the machines are devices which can be pro grammed with certain hard, factual information. They can be given subject matter in elementary mathematics, for example, break it down into "bits" of information or "frames." The machines i nincanf tVi a infAPmotinn A ihA student, elicit inductive or de ductive reasoning and finally, tell the student immediately whether he is right or wrong in that reasoning." Dr. Meierhenry explained that certain machines with complex programming can even tell a student why he is wrong, suggest where he ned more work, and tell him where he can get further Did you know that the Summer Nebraskan reading audience includes: 3727 students, plus faculty members, administration, and Lincoln residents? This makes the Summer Nebraskan one of the most widely read week lies in the state. mmer ILL. I NO. Mfl. OKI. West and the Gulf Coast. The attraction of more industrialized areas. In response to the ques tionnaire. University of Ne braska Chancellor Clifford Hardin said "The Univer sity, with standards recog nized and accepted through out the nation, stands ready to accept graduates of Ne braska accredited high schools, as do the other colleges and universities. "College is available to Nebraska youth and it is a little surprising to find that the proportion of yeutk which avails itself of this opportunity is somewhat less thaa that shows by youth of surrounding states. "Nebraska life, economi cally and socially, is chang ing," Hardin continued. "The great need, however, is for people with fresh ideas and strong courage to help it adjust successfully to the transition which is taking place. It is in times of change and adjustment that great opportunities oc cur. It is this kind of at mosphere which Nebraska offers." information on his problem in his text. "Although there is still good deal of criticism ef the machines and while m a c h work must be done by manu facturers before they will be of anything mere than exper imental value, the time is coming when they will be helpful in education," he said. Dr. Meierhenry cited the success of the armed serv ices' special use of similar machines and pointed out that in the past five years, impor tant developments have been made. Speed Robert Stepp, head if the bureau of audio-visual in struction at the University, explained that there are re corded cases where students using the machines have learned rote material in half the time it takes with a class room teacher. Some of the troubles the It's jus jo roc souse to advertise in The administrator s u g gests that what the state needs is a more optimistic approach to our own eval uation of the state. "We need more emphasis on the great accomplosh ment Nebraska has made in the past century and it has been a great one which has transformed an open prairie into a state which provides a very good life for hundreds of thous ands of families. We need more industrial development to balance our economy, and there are indications that this is coming. The Chancellor said the University's role is one of dedication to young people, enabling them to see and fit themselves to fulfill Nebraska opportunities. "I am certain," he con cluded "that the influence of the University through the young people who study here; through Extension programs it sponsors; through its new program for continuing education is a great force for good and for progress in Nebraska." machines still face were list ed as follows by Dr. Meier henry: They'll have to live down their bad name of "teaching machines," which they are not. While the need is for fewer types of machines which can be put to multiple uses, a large number of manufactur ers (there are at least 40 now) continue to bring out new types. There is a real need for "programmers," people who know how te feed information into the machines for effec tive results, and few are available. A new educational speciality is developing, he believes. Educators disagree about the value of the machines and the proper way to use them. For example, language teachers disagree on what is proper programming in their i field. oo tiio raskan!