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Vol.. 76, No.ggf
The Daily Nebraskan
Wednesday, April 3, 1963
EDITOR'S NOTE: Thi Is the third
In series of eight background ar
ticles outlining the permanent state
wiue Educational Television Network
now being proposed for Nebraska.
Hardly anyone turns down
help. Nebraska's teachers
are no exception. At least,
not those fortunate enough to
be located in the state's 34
school systems now served by
the Nebraska Council for Ed
ucational Television (NCET).
To them, the signal for help
comes from Educational Tel
evision. Their doorstep, the
Keeping up to date with
new techniques has never
been a small task tn any pro
fession. For teachers, today's
fast moving trends are ex
ploding in all directions: the
"new" math, the "new" bi
ology and so on.
In Nebraska, a once-a-year
convention often provides the
only chance many of these
teachers have to keep up
with these changing trends.
The teachers are the ones
losing ground. But their stu
dents also lose ground. And
when both teachers and stu
dents begin to fall behind, the
state falls behind with them.
Thanks to ETV, an end to
this modern-day wasteland is
now in sight. For in addition
to the instructional help it
can offer students, ETV of
fers a companion program
for the training of teachers
that works in the same way.
With help for the Universi
ty Teachers College, the
NCET has been providing its
34 member schools with an
expanding teacher-training in
structional program for near
ly three years.
Conducted by top flight
ETV instructors, all special
ists in various fields, once-a-month
instructional telecasts
now reach those schools'
teachers of primary science
. . . fifth and sixth grade
. . . third, fourth and fifth
grade arithmetic . . . pri
mary literature . . . and
eighth grade social studies.
In addition, teacher instruc
tion courses in French I are
being beamed on alternate
Tuesdays, with the latest in
French II teaching methods
arriving on each Monday
Dr. Walter Beggs, Dean of
the University's Teachers
College, calls ETV the
"quickest, best and most ef
ficient way to refresh and up
date teachers in the state
with new and improved meth
ods-of instructions."
The value of ETV as a
teacher-training device is not
limited to instructors already
active in the state's class
At Kearney State Teachers
College, for example, NCET
Director Charles Klasek
points out, it's already in use
at the laboratory school to
help in the training of stu
dent teachers. At Concordia
College in Seward, ETV
teacher telecasts are also re
quired watching.
As the state's school enroll
ment grows by leaps and
bounds, teachers are spend
ing more and more time in a
familiar place, the classroom.
Travelling to far-off points
for meetings and seminars is
frequently an all-day luxury
they cannot afford.
With ETV, the flick of a
switch could provide an in
stant teaching help at a con
venient time either before or
after school. On this basis,
enthusiasm for the training
telecasts is no mystery.
Unfortunately, ETV itself
remains an unseen mystery
to many of Nebraska's teach
ers. To them, the signal for
help could come only from a
permanent, statewide Educa
tional Television Network.
Such a network is now be
ing considered by the legisla
ture. Its signal would carry
three messages to Nebras
kans throughout the state:
better instruction, better stu
dents and better citizens.
Hot Wire
A "hot" wire outside the
Zeta Tau Alpha house at 5:30
a.m. yesterday morning
caused considerable excite
ment and inconvenience to the
residents of the house, but lit
tle damage. A piece of plas
tic blown from the Twin
Towers caught in a tree and
in turn severed the wire. '
Sparks flew around tie
area as the wire anH nioet;,-
burned. There was no dam
age according to Wentink on
the Service Desk of Consu
mers Public Power Com
pany. The elertriritv t a o
turned off in neighboring
buildings for about an hour
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"It was certainly a differ
ent Wav to start tha r!o
said Jo Rowdin, Zeta Ta u
Alpha. "The only damage it
caused was that the alarms
didn't go off and we forgot
to wake people for their eight
o'clock classes and we
couldn't move our cars."
Fire Is Lit At Student Union
As 1963 Greek Week Begins
Greek Week 1963 opened
Saturday, as the Greek Week
Fire was lit by Tom Brews
ter, the last of the twenty
seven marathon runners from
The marathon began at 1
p.m., in Crete, when Mayor
Ray Renner lit the torch for
the first runner, and ended
some 147 minutes and forty
seconds later at the north en
trance of the Student Union.
The runners, and their res
pective times for the race are
as follows: Lyle Sittler, 6:00;
Dick Clay, 5:50; Keith Carl
son, 6:00; Jim Gylnn, 6:00;
Doug Tucker, 5:45; Gordon
Almquist, 5:50; Ron Ruff,
5:38; Sam Samuelson, 5:56;
Ron Hilgenfeld, 6:11; Wally
Weeks, 5:18; Mick Jensen,
5:15, Ray Stevens, 4:36; Larry
Tomlinson, 5:38; Nick Von
drack, 5:29; Don Copas, 5:13;
Dave Theisen, 5:4fi; Bob Mc
Kee, 6:50; Gary Edgar, 5:06;
Richard Newman, 5:20; Rod
Maggart 5:54; Willie Grum
mert, 5:32; Don Schewe, 6:32;
Larry Dodson, 5:19; Ed Black,
6:15; Bill Kenny, 4:36; Russ
Daub, 5:22; and Tom Brew
ster, 5:09.
The top three male and fe
male senior Greek scholars
will be honored by the Inter
fraternity and Panllellenic
Tom Kort was awarded the
IFC's sophomore scholarship,
and John Nolon and Roger
Application Forms Available
For Coed Dorm Counselors
Coeds interested in being
dorm counselors in the Wom
en's Residence Hall, Pound
Hall (south Twin Tower dor
mitory) or Burr Hall East
may obtain applications from
the Student Affairs office,
Mrs. Wenke, resident direc
tor of the Women's Residence
Hall, and Burr Hall East.
Pound Hall will house most
ly upperclass women and the
following positions are open:
two graduate assistants,
twelve counselors (one on
each floor), and a resident
Piper Hall, one of the four
halls In the Women' Resi
dence Ilall, will now house
freshmen women. Positions
open in this area are four
resident assistants and thir
teen counselors.
At Burr East Hall, there
are positions open for three
counselors and a resident as
sistant. The general qualifications
for women counselors are
good scholarship, knowledge
of campus life, background
or interest in counseling, and
willingness to spend time at
the dorm.
Financial assistance is giv
en to all counselors. For those
in the Women's Residence
Hall, they receive one half of
their room and board. Resi
dent assistants will receive
full room and board.
In Pound Hall, counselors
will receive all of their room
and board because there will
be just one counselor on each
floor, explained Karen Sass,
Because of these additional
twelve counseling positions,
there is a greater need for
counselors and a greater op
portunity for those interested
in it, said Miss Sass.
It is a service to the Uni
versity by helping freshmen
adjust to college living ai
well as an educational experi
ence for future teachers and
those interested, she said.
Helen Snyder, dean of wom
en, said she thinks that the
counseling programs is one
of the best programs we have
in our housing.
It is highly beneficial for
freshmen as well as the up
perclassmen in the imple
menting and carrying out of
the program, she said.
In the next week, present
dorm counselors will visit liv
ing units explaining the coun
seling program.
April 23.
Masquers Attend
Yale Drama Meet
A group of eight "members
of the Nebraska Masquers,
the University Theater Dra
matic Fraternity, participated
in the Yale1 Drama Festival,
March 23 through 25, at New
Haven, Conn.
Nebraska was the only
school located west of the
Mississippi River which was
represented at the festival.
Myers were awarded certifi
cates of recognition for their
outstanding contributions to
the Greek System at the IFC
PanHellenic recognition ban
quet. This year the IFC initiated
the John Melvin Abrahamzon
Memorial trophy. The annual
award is to be presented to
the male greek who most ex
emplifies the ideals of John
Abrahamzon, who died last
year, while representing the
University at the Big Eight
IFC Conference.
Chip Kuklin received the
award this year.
Tonight at 7 p.m., Joyce
Ayres, Lincoln businessman
and National public relations
chairman for Alpha Tau
Omega fraternity, will speak
before an all-greek convoca
tion in the ballroom of the
Student Union.
Staff Positions
Are Available
On Yearbook
Applications for 1964 CORN-
HUSKER positions are now
available. Interviews for paid
staff positions will be held
April 24, at 4 p.m. Applica
tions may be picked up in
the School of Journalism of
fice, 306 Burnett. They must
be returned to that office no
later than noon on Friday,
April 12.
Positions to be interviewed
for and their respective
monthly salaries are: Editor,
$85; Associate Editor (copy),
$50; Associate Editor (Pho
tography), $50; Managing Ed
itor (5), $40; Panel Editor,
$40; Business Manager, $85;
Assistant Business Manager
(2), $40.
Applicants will be checked
for scholastic eligibility and
must appear before the inter
viewing board. The Sub-committee
on Student Publica
tions will select the staff.
Anyone who is interested
and has sufficient time to de
vote is encouraged to apply.
Applicants need not have pre
vious experience on the
CORNHUSKER, p r o v i d
ing they are familiar with
writing, editing and photog
raphy procedures.
Students desiring additional
information may contact the
senior staff members of the
1963 CORNHUSKER in room
51A of the Student Union
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SALES UP Seat belt ticket sales on the campus are over the hundred marie as
Roger Myers, member of Innocents Society, installs belts Sunday in front of the Student
Union. Members of the Junior Interfraternity Council also helped with installation.
Innocents Continue Safety Campaign;
Jr. IK Helps Install 107 Seat Belts
A few years ago, two University pro
fessors were on a business trip in the
western part of the state. During their
trip, they were engulfed in a blinding
dust storm which reduced driving visibili
ty to zero. They slowed their state car to
a crawling pace and moved ahead.
Suddenly they bumped into a car
which had stopped to wait out the storm.
Before they could get out of their car
and check the damage, another car
rammed them going at full speed. The
seats of the state car were completely
sheared off and had it not been for the
fact that the men were held by safety
belts, they probably would have been
sheared off too.
Safety belts eliminate many injuries
and deaths, according to research statis
tics by universities, automotive compa
nies and government agencies. More than
5,000 deaths, 33,000 severe injuries and
countless minor injuries could be pre
vented, if seat belts were used in all cars,
say the reports.
Last Sunday, the Innocents and the
Jr. Interfraternity Council (IFC) installed
107 seat belts in ca;npus cars. There are
now 107 more safety-minded people
around the University campus. Fastened
seat belts remind drivers that accidents
can happen anywhere, anytime.
Seat belts help to keep the driver in
side the car during an accident. Chances
of death are several times more likely if
a driver is thrown out of his car.
Seat belts reduce the force of the
impact of those in the car against the
car's interior. These impacts, against
such things as windshields, and steering
wheels, cause 83 per cent of the total
dangerous-to-fatal injuries.
Often little accidents are not big ac
cidents because safety belts are used. If
a driver can stay in his seat, he can
keep control of the steering wheel and
brake even after a collision.
One of the big worries of people con
sidering purchasing seat belts, is that if
they are involved in a fire, or a submer
sion accident, then seat belts will be a
hindrance instead of a help.
There is a 50 per cent better chance
of remaining conscious and being able to
save yourself, if you are wearing a seat
belt. Fire and submersion accidents hap
pen in less than 1 per cent of all injury
producing accidents, and even if the im
probable did happen, a seat belt can be
released in an instant, with one hand.
For convertible owners, roll-overs oc
cur in only about one out of five acci
dents, so seat belts are an advantage
four out of five times. In addition, the
greatest danger in convertibles, is being
thrown out of the top of the car. Seat
belts prevent this.
The Innocents will continue to sell
seat belt tickets on campus for the next
two weeks. The Jr. IFC will aid in their
installation this Friday and on April 11.
April 11.
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ALPHA EPSILON chapter of Alpha Delta Pi sorority received their charter Saturday,
bringing the number of sororities on campus to 16. The chapter was colonized May 27.
Miss Madeline Girard, Panhellenic Representative, said "This is a dream come true
for the University campus." Above are Miss Maxine Blake, Grand National President
of Alpha Delta Pi; Miss Donna McFarlin, president of Alpha Epsilon chapter and Miss
Sherry Foster, past president and original colonizer of the chapter on this campus.
Breckenridge Kicks Off
AUF 7963 Spring Drive
Dean of Faculty, Adam
Ereckenridge, kicked off the
annual All University Fund
(AUF) Spring Drive last
Thursday evening. He is hon
orary chairman of the 1963
After his speech a film en
titled "A Light Along the
Way" from the National
World University Service
(WUS) was shown. It de
scribed how contributions will
be used in several under-developed
The sum proposed to be
raised in the U.S. is $300,000
and $1 million is the goal
throughout the world in order
to begin the 85 planned proj
ects for the new year, iwen-ty-seven
countries are now be
ing served with a new phase
of WUS being developed in
Latin American.
In the 85 new projects as
well as in the old ones, WUS
funds are helping people meet
situations and barriers hardly
known to exist. Three thou
sand students at Calcutta Uni
versity are homeless, study
ing under street lamps and
sleeping on the sidewalks.
Twenty-three thousand oth
er students at India's largest
university live in various ex
tremes of such poverty. Be
tween 3,000 and 5,000 Japan
ese students require immedi
ate hospitalization for active
tuberculosis. The first TB san
atoria in both India and Ja
pan were WUS projects.
In addition to offering aid in
the areas of student housing,
student health, and educa
tional equipment, such as
dorms, book stores, mimeo
graph machines, health cen
ters, libraries, drug supplies,
scholarships and recreational
centers, a large part of the
Us budget is devoted to in
dividual emergency student
At the present, the film
stressed, there is an intensive
emphasis on refugees every
where. These refugees, espe
cially in Hong Kong, possess
neither home nor country, but
they aspire to possess an ed
ucation some day.
They want knowledge as
badly as they want food and
they are willing to work
equally hard for it. The AUF
and the WUS are striving to
gain the help of U.S. students
and professors in an effort to
relieve these situations.
"The success of the pro
gram of AUF will come from
only full staff support. I feel,
as I hope each member of
the faculty does, that AUF is
deserving of our wholehearted
interest and participation. I
hope every faculty member
will participate in this giving
so that others may benefit
from your thoughtfulness,"
Breckenridge said.