The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 06, 1961, Image 1

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M A e Pf A A
I An Open Letter
1 7b Dr. Hardin
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Vol . W5Jo,4Zi w X
The" Nebraskan
Meierhenry Edits Publication
Wednesday, December 6, 1961 1
Use of Audiovisual
A special national publica
tion edited by .Wesley C.
Meierhenry, assistant dean of
the Teachers' College, is now
being circulated across the
U.S., and in foreign countries.
The special' issue of the
"Audiovisual Communication
Review" is a collection of au
thoritative papers on what the
different theories of learning
are, and the applications of
these theories to instruction,
and the use of audiovisual
The U.S. State Department
is sponsoring the circulation
of this special edition abroad.
At a Thursday noon meet
ing of the Secondary Educa
tion Doctoral Club, composed
of the staff in Teachers' Col-
Assistant Dean Will Help
Form Audiovisual Guides
W. C. Meierhenry, assistant t System Development Corpo-
dean of Teachers College and
a member-of the dept. of au
diovisual instruction board of
directors, will spend this
weekend in Los Angeles,
He will work with the eight
other members of the nation
al Joint Committee on Auto
instructional Programs and
Devices formed to solve prob
lems in the assessment and
utilization of self-instructional
programs and devices such
as teaching machines by
school systems.
ration, a research and opera
tional company.
"Our purpose is to provide
guidlines and criteria for
manufacturers and producers
of teaching machines and for
the consumers," explained
The group will concentrate
on developing technical stand
ards to be applied to teaching
machines, the preparation of
materials for the teaching
machines, and the program
of text books for the ma
chines, he pointed out,
In their first cooperative ef-
lege and doctoral students in
s e c o n dary education, Dr.
Meierhenry will present back
ground material on the publi
cation, the reasons for it, and
how it was organized.
Meierhenry began work on
the publication in Dec, 1960.
In Oct., 1961, he completed
work on the outline of the edi
tion with James Deese, profes-
"We are finally going to do j forts, the joint committee set
the job for which we were
really created," said Meier
henry. "That is to develop techni
cal standards to be applied
to the self-instruction mate
rials developed by produc
ers." The joint committee will
spend one day at the Univer
sity of California at Los An
geles, and two days at the
up guidelines for the con
Their second goal was a
guide for the allocation of re
search funds which was sent
to the U.S. Office of Educa
tion and such major founda
tions as Ford and Carnegie.
The guide pointed oat which
particular areas of research
in the field should be sap-
Panel of Students Speak
Boldly For, Against State
"The greatest attraction for
a youth to remain in Nebras
ka is its challenge for him to
begin on the ground floor and
write up his own future," said
Tom Kotouc, Chairman of the
Nebraska Council of Youth.
In the first of a T.V. series
called "Operation Exodus"
broadcast each Thursday at
8 p.m. over KUON-TV, Chan
nel 12, six University youth
spoke out strongly for and
against Nebraska and her op
portunities. The students were Marsh
Knhr, senior in Kg; Vickey
Cullen, junior in Teachers;
Steve Gage,' senior in engi
neering Arts and Sciences;
Tom Kotouc, sophomore In
Arts and Sciences; Jim Sam
ples, senior' In Arts and Sci
ences and Paul Spilker, at
tending the Midwest Confer
ence for Young Adults.
"You can't expect a college
graduate to wait in Nebraska
for 10 years until he is able
to find an opening to match
his specialized education,"
said Gage.
Eat, Live
"It's a matter of being able
to eat and live," added Gage,
who will leave Nebraska to
find an opening in the East for
his training in scientific tech
nical writing. I
Vickey Cullen said, "Out of
curiosity's sake, 1 took a poll
at supper of the girls sitting
at my table. Only one of sev
en are staying.
They, say they would like
to see the U.S.A. before they
decide on where they will
spend the rest of their lives,"
Miss Cullen added.
"A the same time," Kotouc
pointed out, "a student need
not decide that he win defi
nitely leave Nebraska until
he has seen the other side.
Poke Fun
'Many Califomians and
New Yorkers, although they
poke fun at Nebraska for its
conservatism and lack of cul
ture which they often fail to
take advantage of (so they
say), do not appreciate our
positive approach to life and
our relaxed, friendly inter
change among individuls un
til they escape from their own
confusion and tension," said
"The opportunity for a man
to build the educational insti
tution he desires for his chil
dren, to program the recrea
tional facilities he will use 10
or 20 years from now with
out being crowded out by ov
erpopulation and to live in a
stable society where men still
give a day's labor for a day's
pay has led me to decide to
live in Nebraska," added
Marsh Kurh.
"And the chaDenge of ed
ucation is certainly great
there," added Samples.
Sponsored by the Nebraska
Council of Youth, a group ap
pointed in July by the gover
nor to study and solve this
migration problem, Thurs
day's Dec. 7 television show
will feature Dr. Floyd Miller,
department of education; Dave
Osterhaut, director of the Ne
braska Resource's Division;
and Dale Bree, state game
To Present
Play Series
A Shakespeare "first" will
be seen with the KUON-TV
production of a fifteen pro
gram series, An Age of Kings,
starting this Friday at 8:30
p.m. and repeated each
Thursday at 9 p.m.
The series presents eight
Shakespearean plays which
outline the rise and fall of
seven British monarchs from
Richard II to Richard III.
Produced with emphasis on
continuity and history-come-
to-hfe, this series will be a
television "first" as well as a
Shakespeare "first."
Shakespeare himself never
saw these' plays given in his
torical sequence. The com
plete cycle was last presented
at Stratford on Avon in 1905.
Although not written in chro
nological order, all eight
plays are bound into a co
hesive unity.
Peter Dews, the producer,
has used a permanent cast
to allow characters to develop
as the series progresses. Al
though relatively anonymous,
the British cast contributes
fine performances with Tom
Fleming as Henry IV, David
W:"liams as Richard II, Frank
Pettingell as Falstaff, Robert
Hardy as Prince Hal and
Sean Connery as Hotspiit.
The British Guild of Tele
vision Producers has awarded
Dews the top award for dra
matic production in this ser
ies. Michael Hayes is director
and Dr. Frank Baxter is com
mentator. The Humble Oil &
Refining Company is under
writing this first nation-wida
presentation which has al
sor of psychology at John Hop
kins University.
According to Warren R.
Bailer, professor of educa
tional psychology at the Uni
versity, the publication "deals
with a problem of growing
concern to educators: the
question of finding such inter
pretation of learning theory as
will afford a workable basis
for the ordering of learning
experiences and the selection
and use of appropriate in
structional procedures." .
Bailer also cited the caliber
of the persons contributing to
the publication "each of these
writers is not only a psycholo
gist of recognized compe-
Polls 36
Of Solons
Dear Chancellor Hardin:
Within the next few months you are going to be
asked to either give your consent to moving the gradua-
tion exercises from the Coliseum to Pershing Auditorium
June 9 or to veto such a move. The faculty sub-commit-
tee on Commencements, led by Dr. David Olive, has
already asked the Student Council to support such a
I move.
We spoke with Dr. Olive Tuesday afternoon to obtain
his committee's reasons for proposing such a change.
1 They are:
ready gained acclaim in Eng-jtors (DA VI)
tence, but also an able pro
ponent of a particular learn
ing theory.'
The motto behind audiovis
ual research, according to Leo
Postman, professor of psy
chology and chairman of the
Center for Human Learning at
the University of California,
Berkeley, Calif., is that the
analysis of the process of such
research "does not call for
formulation of special prin
ciples; it calls for the applica
tion and elaboration of the
general laws of human learn
ing." Postman is one of the six
psychologists contributing to
the publication.
Meierhenry is a long-time
member of the "Audiovisual
Communication Review" Edi
torial Board, and a member
-f the Dept. of Audiovisiual
instruction Board of Direc
land. New York
Washington, D C.
City, and
Registration Forms
Students intending to at
tend the University during
the spring semester should
pick up registration forms
Friday in the Registrar's
Office, 208 Administration,
207 Ag HaQ, and 210 So
cial Sciences.
Watch for the Friday
story in the Daily Nebras
kan giving full information
on registration procedure.
For two years Meierhenry
was chariman of the DAVI
Research Committee.
Blood Typing
Students who signed up
for the Walking Blood Bank
will have their last oppor
tunity today to have their
blood typed at Student
Health. The hours are from
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If yon
are unable to come at these
times, aa appointment may
be made.
1) Comfort. Pershing Auditorium is air conditioned.
the Coliseum is not.
2) Acoustics. The committee feels the speaking dur-
IrlOSt Senators I inS e graduation exercise can be heard clearer in the
Reply Negative Convenience. The committee feels people would
7 c? better be able to reach the auditorium and later more
Think and Act Inc of conveniently reach the downtown part of Lincoln.
Grand Island reported in S 4' More room tor marshalling the candidates for
broadcast yesterday that thei graduation. This is a problem which occurrs only in
majority of state senators case of ad weather, according to Dr. Olive,
who answered a poll on the!
University's Tax Institute! These factors will be judged at the mid-term gradu
were opposed to the project I aon slated for the auditorium "Feb. 3, Dr. Olive said.
However, less than a majority! ' Dr. ve furtner stated that his committee attempted
of the senators answered the! lo Sain faculty opinion In their request to the CounciL
poll. a He also granted that student opinion should be of the
Only 36 per cent of the sen-i highest importance,
ators took a stand on the is- s our pin'ons that the graduation exercise should
sue. Of this number, 80 perl remain in the coliseum for the June, the largest, gradu
cent answered negatively, to tion.
the two questions on the in-
stitute, according to t h el The Student Council was asked to sound out student
broadcast. 1 opinion. In last week's meeting, ,the issue ended in a tie
The questions were whetherl vote- We would PrPse Council take another
or not tax money budgeted to! vote- . . . ' . . . . . .
the University should be used! ln tms case no decisive opinion could be forwarded
to conduct public, off-campusl yur office for consideration. Often times the public
workshops on such controver t Pulse is difficult to judge. A little extra effort on the
sial issues as taxes, and! Part of the Council may render a decision favoring, or
whether or not the individual! vetoing the move.
legislators feel a need fori
guidance on tax matters from! In rebuttal of the Commencement committee's rea-
the University faculty. sons we offer the following:
We believe that the an-i 1) Comfort. The entire commencement exercise does
swers received to our ques-1 nt extend over two hours at the very most. Although
tionnaire sent to all the state! tne Coliseum may not be air conditioned, parents, candi
senators justifies our posi- dates and visitors are not put to any extreme discomfort
tion," said Bill Moore, presi-I for this short period of time.
dent of Think and Act. ? 2) Acoustics. We feel there is little difference in the
"We are convinced that thei acoustics between the two buildings for such an event.
University ... as one of the ' ) Convenience. It is hard for us to see how the
largest tax' spending bureaus! Peopk attending the exercise could gain by going to
in the state, which is openly! Pershing Auditorium rather than the Coliseum. The very
on record as desiring federal! PPsite would seem to be true. The campus is only a
aid to education and increased! few blocks from the downtown area. Parking would seem
state appropriations, cannotl to be less of a problem on campus,
unbiasedly present seminars! 4) Room for marshalling the candidates. Dr. Olive
on the good or evil involved! himself said the Coliseum had sufficient facilities for
in the present tax structure! marsnalling inside during the bad weather; Pershing
. . . or possible alternatives! would only offer additional room. This point is not of great
to it. importance since the weather is rarely poor for gradua
te are convinced that this! tion.
is the line that must be drawn ,. . . . ,
between education and in-l we realize, as Dr. Olive pointed out, that future
doctrination. "We are not pro-l graduations may be "multiple" affairs as the size of
posing or opposing sales! graduating classes increase and the auditorium may be
andor income tax. We are! necessary. - ...
not opposing free and open! However, Dr. Olive also agrees with our argument
discussion on the Nebraska! that a long standing tradition is at stake here also. He
tax system. ! noted that tradition was "intangible" but a factor. We
"But if these seminars are! feel the loss of tradition is not worth the net gain in
conducted, they should also in-l changing locations.
elude experts supplied by! We urge you to reject the proposal(s) to move the
such organizations as the As-! commencement exercises away from campus. Help pre
sociation of Nebraska Tax-! serve this long standing tradition,
payers, Inc," Moore said, i Sincerely,
1 : 3 Editorial Staff
Roiitlomr Tolk I DaOy Nebraskan
News was received by the
University yesterday that
Gerald Bentley, the scholar
in Renaissance literature
who was scheduled to pre
sent the Montgomery 1 e c
ture on Monday will be un
able to visit the campus at
this time.
Bentley's topic for the lec
ture was to be "Shake
speare's Plays and Shake
speare's Theater."
According to the Univer
sity's public relations de
partment the lecturer is un
able to visit the University
at this time due to an ill
ness in the family.
The World in Focus
Radio Free Europe
Penetrates Iron Curtain
University Produces Gift Cheeses
"Our cheese is just as good ?"
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as Wisconsin s, but Wiscon
sin's is just as good as ours,"
K. M. Nilson, instructor in
charge of dairy plant,
commented about the Uni
versity cheese production.
Cheddar cheese, six- varie
ties in all Aged New York,
Aged Smoked, Aged Garlic,
Aged Sage and Mild Wiscon
sinis the specialty of the
University dairy department.
These varieties of Cheddar
along with Blue and Husker
cheese are being sold in spe
cial Christmas packages as
has been done in past years,
according to Nilson.
Last year over 1,300 boxes
of cheese were sold during
the Christmas season by the
dairy department. Eight hun
dred of these were the four
pound box containing all eight
Cheese making at the Uni- LMiM'MwwMii
verslty involves a two-year
period for certain types of
the cheddar and as little as
six weeks for the Husker
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University student Jerry Howe, manager of the Col
lege of Agriculture's Dairy plant, examlns one of the
Christmas gift packages of cheese produced in the plant.
Husker cheese, a light, mild
brick cheese, is a variety
made and developed by the
University dairy department
which won't age, Nilson said.
All the types of cheese with
the exception of the Blue
Cheese are cultured, corded,
cheddared, pressed and aged
by the University in the dairy
building. The blue cheese is
bought to provide a variety
for Christmas boxes.
"The cheese boxes can be
purchased in either a four
pound or a two-pound variety
containing either two, four
or eight varieties of Univer
sity cheese.
The four-pound cheese box
is $3.75 and the two-pflund box
is $2.15 and can be shipped
to any destination at the
regular postal rate by giving
the name and address of the
person to whom the package
is being sent, Nilson ex
plained. .
"Anyone wishing to order
cheese should contact the
Dairy Husbandry Depart
ment," Nilson said.
Presenting world news be
hind the Iron Curtain poses
many problems for Radio
Free Europe (RFE), but con
vincing the people that Com
munism is bad is not one of
"Iron Curtain peoples al
ready know that Communism
is bad. The job of RFE is to
tell what is happening," said
Edmund Lazar, a graduate
student in political science
who worked with RFE for six
years prior to the Hungarian
Lazar told of his greatest
scoop: The day a refugee es
caped from a super-secret
concentration camp in Hun
gary and related names and
news of 1,200 prisoners who
had been given up for dead
by their families.
The excitement of compe
tition with the Communist
press was not lost either.
Stalin's Death
Lazar mentioned the death
of Stalin which was withheld
by the Communist press for
6-8 hours. However, a small
black flag waving from the
top of a government building
indicated that the news had
already been heard ott
A typical day's program
diet would include news on
the hour, political commen
tary, music (mainly popular,
some classic), special broad
casts for farmers, workers,
students and women; "visits"
to the West, world press re
view and specific programs
on European events as well
as e o d e d messages to rela
tives from both sides of the
Iron Curtain.
of "authenticating" programs
during his first assignment
with RFE in Vienna, Austria,
in 1950.
Communist Life
His job was to find the re
fugees in this town only 60
miles from the Iron Curtain,
and interview them thoroughly
on every detail of life under
the Communists.
"This really was effective.
The Communists were con
vinced we actually had agents
behind the Iron C u r t a i n,"
Lazar said.
He told of professionals who
made it their job to guide
refugees through the barbed
wire and mine fields of the
"Often refugees would be
deposited in my office still
wearing guns under their
coat," Lazar said.
In 1953 Lazar was trans
ferred to the Munich head
quarters of RFE where he
worked on the news desk and
received his "first real ex
perience with journalism."
Ten Minute News
"We had to prepare the
ten-mmute news broadcasts
within a short time from
stacks of news releases and
stories, and make accurate
decisions on the spur of the
moment," he said.
Complete broadcasts were
prepared each day in six dif
ferent languages: Hungarian,
Polish, Bulgarian, Rumanian,
Slovak and Czech.
He left Europe in 1956 be
fore the revolution broke out
in Hungary. '
During the revolution he
worked with the Voice of
America broadcasting pro
Lazar learned the process gram in Washington, D.C.
FRI., DEC. 8
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