The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 01, 1963, Image 3

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Friday, Nov. 1, 1963
ONE DAY LAST SPRING a slender, dark haired stu
dent slipped into the Back row of an upper division litera
ture course. When the bell rang on the hour and the pro
fessor began to pass out bluebooks, the student tried to
slip out unnoticed, but the professor caught him. The stu
dent left the building five minutes later, but not until he had
been reprimanded by the professor. This student wasn't
trying to miss an examination or steal a test paper, he was
a "shopper."
Although 'a good many faculty members frown upon
the practice, students are in a sense the consumers of the
product education and the faculty members are the re
tailers. Some students like to shop around before they
commit themselves to a three month course or in some
cases a full year. These students are looking for good
teachers. Some educational authorities would maintain
that every member of every faculty is good for at least
one student This philosophy assumes that there is no
ideal teacher.
Some students shop to discover the particular pro
fessor's approach to the subject matter. Prof. Nevitt San
ford of the Human Problems Study Center at Stanford
contends that the student who loves order and organiza
tion will react negatively to a teacher who wanders off
the main material.
What the presence of shoppers in the classroom un
derlines, is an appalling lack of information about faculty
members at the University. Although we- realize that
traditions like the Harvard undergraduate guidebook to
courses and the instructors don't spring up overnight,
we recognize the lack of adequate material about faculty
members which is available to students.
The faculty member who has published widely and
done considerable research may enrich his instruction.
He may draw on his material in his lectures to impart new
inspiration and understanding. Material regarding a pro
fessor's publications, honors, travel and other experience
is not really available to students. '
Students look for many qualities in a professor and
probably no two students are in agreement We believe
that some effort should be made to establish a faculty
guidebook, which sets up objective criteria, perhaps just
disseminating complete information about a professor's
education and credentials for teaching in a particular
course. Along with the description of the professor, a
description of the course, far more substantive than the
one in the university catalog should be presented. As the
University grows larger and classrooms continue to be
overcrowded shopping will become less practical than it
once was. The guidebook although a mail order
approach would crake the student shopping easier.
Dear Editor,
How can government aid
to church colleges be justi
fied? Do we justify it on
the grounds that they need
the extra funds? They do!
They would be very happy
to accept them.
R has been argued that
they are doing the state and
government a great favor
by taking part of the load
of educating the nation's
youth. Not subsidizing these
colleges forces them to es
tablish a somewhat higher
tuition, but a church col
lege should be able to de
velop a program that is
tailored much more closely
to some particular types of
Those who are against
raising the tuition to pro
vide better instruction and
facilities seem to forget
that tuition is not the most
expensive part of a college
education. The social life
of a student Is often as
much of his budget as the
tuition itself, particularly
in the case of nationally-affiliated
bousing. Isn't what
tuition pays for more valu
able than fraternity does?
Government support im
plies government control.
Is government control
good? Has it helped the
railroads? How long did
they have to fight just to
get rid of a few feathor
bedders? They are not free
to set up a really efficient
system for handling freight,
nor even set their own
rates. Another example is
thearmers. At the present
farmers are still free to de
cide when to plant their al
lotted acres, but there has
been talk. . . .
At 'any college w orthy of
the came' there is a con
slant battle to maintaia in
tellectual freedom, and ac
cepting government sub
sidy and control does not
help preserve this. A church
supported school should be
abla to create a system w iih
aa knportant individuality,
and this is very hard to do
w ith the government setting
the standards.
I wouldn't mind paying a
Dear Editor:
Isn't it a great honor to
be Homecoming Queen at
the University of Nebraska?
Judging- by the reception
Queen Carol Klein received
during half-time at the Nebraska-Colorado
game, it
Queen Carol, an indepen
dent, was elected Home
coming Queen from among
ten finalists. All the finalists
were qualified, but Carol
was elected.
Because Jhe student body
did elect her, we cannot
understand why her re
ception at the rally and
game was so cool.
In the future, let us give
visible support to our roy
alty. It is an honor to be
Homecoming Queen.
Sincerely Yours,
A Student
Good Column
Dear Editor:
"The Xew Guard" is an
excellent column. A point
might be made about the
following statement of Mr.
Weaver's, however; 'Let's
hope that the state's Legis
lators can rise above tradi
tional political motives . . ."
The implications of this
widely held belief are a bit
In a democracy, at least
in theory, the will of the
people is supreme. Isn't a
politician who acts on the
basis of political motives
simply trying to act in ac
cordance with the will of
the people? Thus to "rise
above traditional political
motives" would be to rise
above the will of the people
something few American
politicians, at least, would
wisn to say.
The Music Man-
- "A coward dies a thou
sand deaths, the brave man
only five hundred." said
Professor Harold Hill of the
"Music Man" on opening
night at
Universi t y
T heater.
In saying
that. Fred
Gaines pretty well summed
up the theatrical -effort
made on the first night of
the first production of the
theater season.
The. "Music Man" jerked
to life in the beginning scene
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premium for the privilege
of choosing my instructors
and being abie to attack
my courses in the manner
I feel best suited to each.
Can't church colleges do
this? Or must they follow
the examples set by the
they have the vision to use
their own particular assets
inherent in a smaller sys
tem? Yours truly,
Philip Groelz
1025 Charleston
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on the train thanks to mum
bled lines, poor timing on
the parts of the traveling
salesmen in their actions,
and the ear-s p 1 i 1 1 i n g
agonies the orchestra went
through in an effort to keep
up with the rhythmic dia
logue of the actors.
However, as the play
went on, it picked up speed
and quality, Fred Gaines
. as the delightful, convincing
Music Man carried a com
manding stage presence
and sounded remarkably like
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his movie counterpart, Rob
ert Preston. In this case
however, the resemblance
was all to the good. It is
only a small shame that his
singing did not make his
performance perfect in all
respects. Gwen Waldo
charmed the audience from
her first song, "Goodnight
My Someone," to the play's
end. She did a creditable
job of acting and with
Gaines through some ex
pecially enjoyable scenes
notably her demise to his
persistence in the library
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when he is assisted by the
kids of River City.
Stage Director Dallas Wil
liams backed up the two
main characters with al
most ultimate perfection of
stage direction. Alma Kix
(Bonnie Benda) was almost
too prim, brittle and grim
acing. Linda Mead as Ethel
Toffelmeier portrayed in
such precious detail the
chubby, nearing-m i d d 1 e
age, giggling, fluttery pi
anola player.
Adding to the reality and
humor displayed by the
Misses Benda and Mead
was the ferocious silliness,
of River City's upped mix,
I mean mixed up mayor,
John Guinty, who did a fine
job of acting. Jan Healey
played Mrs. Schinn, the
mayor's wife with a finesse
of comedy timing.
A blight in the play was
the acting of the young
children. Winthrop Paroo
(Gilbert Morgan) came
through, once, with gusto
when he sang with true
child-like gusto, "Gary,
Indiana." The older "kids"
of River City formed a well
coordinated unit that radi
ated enthusiasm and talent
The Daily Nebraskan
JOHN MORRIS, managing editor:
St'E HOVIK, news editor; STEVE
GRANT PETERSON, senior staff
staff writers; PATTY KNAPP, ARNIE
G ARSON, copy editors; HAL FOSTER,
photographer MIKE ROOD, sports
editor; MIKE JEFFREY, circulation
manager, JIM DICK, subscription
manager; BILL GltNLICKS. BOB
ness assistants.
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Entered as second class matter at
the post office in Lincoln. Nebraska,
under the act of August 4, 1912.
The Daily Nebraskan is published
at Room 51, Nebraska Union, on Mon
dayr Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
by University of Nebraska students
under the jurisdiction of the Faculty
Subcommittee on Student Publica
tions. Publications shall be free from
censorship by the Subcommittee or
any person outside the University.
Members of the Nebraskan are re
sponsible for what they cause to be
Why don?t you ask your date
this weekend to the Military
Ball November 16th?
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Eugene O'Neill's LONG
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in dancing. Not to be for.
gotten is the barbershop
quartet that sang at vario
times throughout the play
Those four should ro pro
fessional if any one of the
members is ever short for
It is only too bad that the
singing of the whole cast
was not as good. Through
all the boisterous noise it
was hard to tell what the
chorus was singing at times.
And of course the unhappy
sounds issuing out of the or
chestra pit throughout the
performance did not' help
out the songs much.
The complicated staging
of the play was well done.
The costumes were mag
nificently fitting in many
ways (as anvil salesman
Tom Crawley riotously at
tested to when ogling Miss
Marion). The stage design
remained happily fanciful
and quite faithful to my
image of Iowa corn coun
try, front porches and town
meeting halls of American
early 20th century. The
choreography was u n i n
spired at the beginning of
the show, particularly in
the scene where Prof. Hill
sets the children to march
ing with make-believe in
struments. It got better as
it went on.
Perhaps the "Music Man"
did not die even five hun
dred deaths on opening
night. "The Music Man" is
a difficult work to stage.
Everyone involved made an
ambitious attempt to put on
a professional performance.
In spite of the occasional
jerks and imperfections of
first nightitis, if this is in
dicative of what can be ac
complished on opening
night of the season, the oth
er works to be put on (Long
Day's Journey Into Night,
Madame Butterfly, Ham
let, and The Rivals)
throughout the year will be
well worth seeing.
p Sts.