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Our important guests on campus
have arrived ... the Student Council's
initial Masters Program is underway, and
its first group of NU Masters couldn't
WE'VE HAD the opportunity to visit
witb the Masters and have found that
their interest in the University of Nebras
ka and its students and faculty is as
great as it was when they were active
in NU activities. Theirs is a sincere pride
in their alma mater.
. And much can be gained by talking
with the masters in an informal "coffee
chat." Each of them has achieved nation
al prominence, but their midwestern
friendliness and "folksiness'l hs re
mained with them. Their stories of the
good ole' days are endless . . . NU's first
Student Council president can talk about
campus politics, in which he was quite
active "Decide what you want to do,,
and do it!"
WE'RE SURE that this first Masters
Program will be the, beginning of a fine
Nebraska tradition, and we congratulate
the Student Council and the co-sponsors, -the
Innocents and Mortar Boards, for a
However, even though members of
these three organizations have been '"as
signed" to each of the Masters, we urge
every student to make a point of visiting
with at least one of our guests. They
will be on campus until tomorrow and
we're sure that each of them would ap
preciate it if "unassigned" students would
come up, introduce themselves and stay
for a short visit.
. ALL OF us can gain much from
them, and we can be proud that the Uni
versity of Nebraska has produced such
(ACP) For once, says
a letter to the editor of
. the WESTERN MISTIC,
. Moorhead State College,
Moorhead, Minn., 1 e t us
ignore the .scholarly, the
literate, the intelligent
and the ambitious. Let us
look at the average, ev
eryday, wash-and-w ear
college student. What is
Why is he here? There
is, of course, the over-rid-
ing, vital reason. A c o 1
lege degree is a key to a
good job and a good sal
ary for the ordinary per
' son. It is almost a certain
way to gain security. This,
for the insecure, makes
the pain of getting a col
lege degree bearable. Not
only that, college is t h e
place to go after high
His intellectual qualifi
cations are rarely consid
ered when it is decided
that he shall attend c o 1
'lege. Here in the United
States the education is re
quired for the man, not
the man for the education.
The ordinary college
student treats classes as
a necessary evil. He goes
'at the beginning of a
quarter (to turn in his
class card) and once in a
while he goes to find out
how much has been cov
ered since the last time
he went. He realizes he
is in college to get a de
g r e e, and this means
passing exams. Since he
usually rides a curve, he
does the minimum amount
of work necessary to get
over, with perhaps a
small margin of safety.
He little knows what a
student commission is or
what it does. He k n o w s
there is a convocation
since he was asked to
leave the library lounge.
He is aware of a college
paper with its comic strip.
But he would never read
Since such a fuss is
made over such organiza
tions as fraternities, he is
determined to join one.
His chief concern then
will be girls and sex. He
probably will see movies
that the censor board has
not even had a chance at.
He is an enthusiastic
member of some groups
of hard drinkers or
gets stoned on weekends
or says he does.
His standard of an ed
ucated, well-informed per
son is one who reads
"T i m e." He prefers
"Life," "The Saturday
Evening Post," "Sports Il
lustrated" and publica
tions not on the "family
reading list." He has nev
er watched the news on
TV but likes the western
and detective series. He
knows more about the
"Pondorosa Ranch" than
about his own community.
He is an expert at pro
ducing reasons (instead of
assignments) on time. He
is incapable of writing
two complete sentences
with correct spelling,
punctuation and gram
mar.' The foresight neces
sary to write a whole par
agraph namely, having
the idea of where you are
going when you begin
is beyond him. If it
weren't for true-false and
multiple choice questions,
he would be at a loss.
His '21st birthday will
be spent in a noisy pub,
defying bartenders to
throw him out. He hopes
to get out of college as
quickly as possible, find
the best paying job with
the longest holidays and
highest pension available,
and settle down to raise
He wants to marry a
girl not quite as intelli
gent as himself and one
whom he suspects has
never allowed herself to
be kissed twice the same
night by anyone but him
self. He probably will tell his
children about the excit
ing, stimulating life he led
at college. He will -say,
"It was the place that
made ine the man I now
There was a place
called Mediocrity. And
everyone who lived there
had the same driving am
bition. Everyone -wanted
to be exactly like every
The people in Medioc
rity were very skillful.
They knew the best way
to gain their objectives.
Don't do anything f If no
body did anything, ev
eryone would be the
same. How nice! How
easy! How fun! And so
they lived their lives of
doing nothing. For eons.
They thought there was
nothing and no one else.
Then one day some
strange men came to Me
d i o c r 1 1 y. These men
didn't like mediocrity.
And they did things. Fun
ny things, like trying to
get the other people to
"What's the matter
with these guys," said
some of the Mediocri
tians. "They're out of
their minds," said some
of the others. And the
people laughed at these
strange men. At their ef
forts. At betterment.
But the men didn't stop.
And soon a few other
people joined them. Then
some more. Then more.
Soon everyone in Medioc
rity had his hibernating
competitive spirit awak
ened. , No one wanted to
be mediocre anymore.
They wanted to be best.
They worked hard. And
became best. They even
changed the name of
their place to Best.
But then some of the
people began to think.
"We're great. Everybody
knows it. Let's enjoy our
selves." So they did. Ev
eryone in Best enjoyed
themselves. Even the
strange men had a good
time. It was fun.
But soon the strange
men noticed that they
were enjoying themselves
so much that they
weren't best anymore.
And so they said "Shame,
shame." But it didn't do
any good. Everyone was
having too much fun. The
people laughed at t h e
strange men. "We are
still best," they said.
"Y o u work too hard."
And their name was Me
diocrity. And they sat.
But the strange men
were loyhL They loved
their place. They" worked
very hard to become best
again. They tried to do
all of the work by them
selves. But they couldn't.
"Come and help us,"
said the strange men.
"Why," said their friends.
And they just sat. And
didn't believe, that any
thing was happening.
Are you a stranger or
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How Ford economy won
for Tiny Lund at Daytona
W a to t r
The Daytona 500 is one of America's
toughest stock car events. It measures
the toughness, stability, over-all per
formance and economy characteristics
of the cars that take up its challenge
in a way that compresses years of driving
punishment into 500 blazing miles. This
year mechanical failures claimed over 50
per cent of the cars that entered. That's
why Tiny Lund's victory in a Ford (with
four other Fords right behind him) Ss a
remarkable testimony to sheer engineer
Lund attributed his victory in part to
the "missing pit stop." He made one less
pit stop for fuel than his competition
proving that Ford economy can pay off
in some fairly unlikely situations!
Economy and the winner of the Day
tona 500 might sound like odd bedfellows
at first. Yet economy is basic in every car
we make . . . yes, even the Thunderbird
is an economy car in its own way. Here's
what we r. :an ...
Economy is the measure of service and
satisfaction the customer receives in rela
tion to the price he pays for it. It does
not mean, however, austerity . . . you
have taught us this. Americans want
and we try hard to give them cars that
are comfortable to ride in, fun to drive,
and powerful enough to get out of their
own way. Not many Americans want to
settle for basic transportation. You see
this in our sales figures more than half
of our 1963 sales are coming from the top
of each model line. We're selling con
vertibles, hardtops, the jazzy cars . . ..
the bucket-seat, high-performance,' lux
ury editions are going like hot cakes.
Yet for all the fun that people 'are
demanding in their , cars, they still are
very conscious of the element of thrift
of avoiding unnecessary expense. This is
the kind of ecdnomy we build into every
cs' from the compact Falcon to the lux
ur: ' us Thunderbird.
There's a special economy, for instance,
in Ford's freedom from service. Every
car and virtually every wagon can travel
36,000 miles before it needs a major
chassis lubrication. Other routine service
has been reduced, too because these
Fords are simply built better and of
better materials than ever before.
In it. i own elegant way, even the
Thunderbird gives you economy. It will
travel 100,000 miles or 3 years before you
have to lubricate the chassis. Thunder
birds have a way of becoming classics-
as a loo1 : at their remarkably high resalt
vu'ae will quickly tell you. This, too, it
Once, long ago before the arrival of
the Income Tax a wealthy lady wa
asked to comment on the solid goldj
plumbing of her latest villa at Newport.
"So thrifty, my dear," said the dowager
. . . "it will never, ever rust."
Economy then, is many things to many
people. Whatever economy means to you,
you're pretty sure to find it in a Ford.
most care-free cars! -
Falcon Fairlan . Ford Thundarbirri
FOR $0 YEARS THE SYMBOL
OF DEPENDABLE PRODUCTS
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