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The Daily Nebraskan
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PROGRAM IN PRACTICE First grade teacher Mrs.
Alice Schnabel at the Prescott school in Lincoln is shown
using the English Curriculum Development Center's new
curricula for teaching English.
Training To Be Offered
For English Teachers
The Nebraska English Cur
riculum Development Center,
which was organized in 1961,
will again be held this sum
mer. The purpose of this pro
gram is to upgrade the teach
ing program in Nebraska pri
mary and secondary schools.'
The Center has received,
acclaim from educators
throughout the United States.
The program has been imple
mental in the retraining of
over 100 Nebraska teachers in
new techniques of teaching
Results of
the first four
years of this
were com
piled by Dr.
Paul Olson
and Profes
sor Frank
Rice, both of
the Depart
ment of Eng
lish. Dr. Olson
More than 75 Nebraska
schools are using the curric
ulum and seven teachers col
leges in Nebraska are using
this material in the training
of their elementary and Eng
lish teachers.
Attendance to the summer
session includes over 1,500
Nebraska teachers. Over
$35,000 worth of books
is purchased by local school
systems pertaining to the ma
terial. The Woods Charitable Fund,
Inc., has donated another
$30,000 to the center. This
brings the total amount don
ated to this program by the
Woods Charitable Fund to
"I know of
no other
program in
the United
States in
which a pri
vate founda
tion has given
so large an
a m o u n t of
money for
summer fel
lowships to Rice
help create better English
curricula,", said Dr. Olson.
Olson described the interest
in this program as revolution
ary. It is effecting tens of
thousands of children. "It is
no longer out of the ordinary
see first and second graders
in Nebraska write coherent
compositions of considerable
length," he stated.
The program has created so
much interest that they re
ceive ever five letters a day
For tt
By Bill Harding
For those readers sitting in
the Crib puzzling over what
to do, here is the word. There
are no events for this week.
That's right, no action in the
Union this week. No foreign
film, no Jazz'n'Java, no week
end film, no speakers . . .
But all isn't lost, those who
won record albums at the
Ford Co. Road Show can pick
them up this week in the Pro
gram Office.
It should also be noted that
thfrr is a bi event comin? up
the second week after vaca
tion. Make plans now to go
see tfdiss and Crofut on the
17th of April. They are folk
singers who have recently
traveled around the world
for the State Department and
have, a tremendous act. They
will also give a seminar on
folk wusic from around the
world on that morning.
If :
from school systems through
out the United States demand
ing information concerning
the program.
Nebraska teachers as of to
day are able to apply for
Woods summer session fellow
ships. There are forty such
scholarships of 700 dollars
each made possible by the re
cent Woods Donation.
The summer session lasts
from June 15 thrugh August
7. The courses will be in rhet
oric, linguistics, composition
and method. Applications can
be made by writing the Ne
braska English Curriculum
Development Center and the
Half Of Grads
Will Remain
In Nebraska
Salaries of $614 a month for
technical and $515 for non
technical professional jobs
are now being earned by Uni
versity mid-year graduates.
This equals the national av
erage for college-degree peo
ple. , Of the 1964 mid-year class,
one out of five stayed with
academic work leading to ad
vanced degrees, according to
the March issue of NEBRAS
KA ALUMNUS published by
the University Alumni Asso
ciation. Forty four per cent walked
right into jobs; 21.5 per cent
went on to graduate study;
14 per cent are looking for
jobs or deciding on offers; 8.8
per cent went into the armed
forces; and 11.5 per cent got
married, accepted self em
ployment or a variety of oth
er pursuits.
According to the report,
made by Frank Hallgren, di
rector of the new consolidat
ed placement service at the
University, and Dr. Wesley
Meierhenry, director of t h e
Teacher Placement service,
nearly half of the mid - year
graduates remained in Ne
Fifty-one of the 67 who left
Nebraska are in the areas of
engineering or business where
the starting salaries are not
ably higher outside Nebraska.
The report is based on 295
of the 300 recipients of bac
calaureate degrees.
Scrip Announces
The deadline for entries of
short stories and poems for
publication in SCRIP under
graduate literary magazine
has been extended one week,
from April 11 to April 18. ac
cording to Susan Stanley Wolk,
editor of the publication.
The magazine will present
a prize of $25 to the authors
of the best short story and
the best poem or group of
poems submitted.
The works must be original
and should be the work of full
time undergraduate students
of Jhe University, although
the writing of part time under
graduates and graduate stu
dents will be considered.
at 4.30 p.m. in 332 Student
YF'L SQUAD practice for
tryouts wil be held for inter
ested freshmen at 4:30 p.m.
on the colesium stage.
wil meet at 4:45 p.m. in, 200
pitality comittee will mtet in
the Union south conference
room at 4 p.m.
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Con't. from Page 1.
Anderson attended Oak
wood College in Huntsville,
Ala., then Union College in
Lincoln, prior to the Univer
sity. Both are Seventh Day
Adventist Schools.
Young, although empha
sizing that he would come
to Nebraska again if he had
to make the choice, hinted
at the subtle discrimina
tion. He said he would not
recommend the University
to another Negro because
if he decided to come here
and had unpleasant experi
ences, "I wouldn't want him
to blame me for them."
Moore was more emphat
ic. He said he would def
initely not recommend Ne
braska to either of his two
younger sisters. Also, when
asked to recommend the
University to a high school
All-American basketb a 1 1
player, he told Negro John
Thompson, who eventually
enrolled at Providence Col
lege in Providence, R.I.,
that Nebraska was "social
ly lousy."
On the other hand Miss
Adams followed two of her
older brothers to Nebraska
and said she hopes her two
younger brothers will also
enroll here.
Jeter, who is the second
youngest of six children,
said he would not recom
mend the University to his
younger sister. He would
rather see her go to a school
with a greater number of
Negroes. Jeter's older
brother, Bob, attended State
University of Iowa, where
the Negro-white proportion
is about the same as Ne
braska, and was quite hap
py there. Bob now plays
professional football for the
Greenbay Packers. His fa
ther works in a steel mill.
Young feels that one of
the major benefits he has
received from Nebraska has
been learning how to live
better in a white society.
"When I came here, I was
only 18 and not nearly as
mature as I am now at 22.
I have learned to observe
better," he added.
Moore also noted that the
University has done a lot
for him. "It has made me
view life differently." Ne
groes in Washington, D.C.,
are better off than any
where else in the country.
After living at Nebraska,
the problems of discrimina
tion have become clearer,
he explained.
Prior to leaving Baton
Rouge, Anderson had never
discussed racial issues with
whites. "I wasn't aware of
the racial situation which
does exist, although I had
many white friends," he
Anderson first began to
become aware of these
problems at Capitol High
School, a segregated school
in Baton Rouge which has
students from many parts
of the country. "Although
my mother avoided discus
sing problems with me, I
would want to confront my
children with as many prob
lems as possible, discuss
the problems with them,
show them the alternatives
and let them make their
own decisions."
Anderson has five s t e p
brothers and stepsisters.
His father died before he
was born. His mother has
had three years of college
and has taught public ele
mentary school in Baton
Rouge. She now runs a
nursery for Negro children
between the ages of o n e
and six. Anderson enjoys
music and for a while, con
sidered the ministry as a
Wills feels that Negroes in
Detroit have done more for
themselves than elsewhere.
The city is about M Negro
and immigration stopped 20
years ago. Detroit has had
a chance to adjust to Ne
groes and Negroes to De
troit. Wills is a sixth genera
tion American whose father
came to Detroit as a phy
sician in the early part of
the 20th century to start a
hospital for Negroes. Wills
attended a city-wide high
school in Detroit which re
quired tuition and entrance
exams. The mixture of stu
dents there was so great
that their individual differ
ences did not matter so
much, he explained.
Wild, passionate experi
mentation or crusading is
a part of an individual's
develonment as a student,
Wills feels. He added that
he went through this picket
ing and psychoanalysis
phase while at Michigan
and is now at Nebraska to
study. "I found out what it
means to take chances, but
I only take them in archi
tecture," he said.
Miss Adams is the sec
ond generation of her fam
ily to attend Nebraska. Her
father graduated from the
University Law School and
is now an attorney in Oma
ha. Her grandfather, John
Adams, a Methodist min
ister, came to Nebraska
from Georgia and was a
state senator from 1948 un
til his death in 1962.
Two of her brothers are
in the service. One of them
in an Army interpreter in
Viet Nam and the other is
in the Air Force. Another of
her brothers is a drafts
man for the city of Omaha
and her older sister is em
ployed at Omaha Univer
sity. Miss Adams was a mem
ber of student council at
Omaha Central High School
and vice president of A
Capella Choir. SJie gradu
ated 74th in a class of 430.
Her family has long been
active in integration work
in Nebraska. Her grandfa
ther was instrumental in
getting Nebraska's m i s
cegenation law dropped.
Her father was one of the
attorneys who broke the
segregation lines for Oma
ha bus drivers and she was
among the first group of Ne
groes to swim at Peony
Park in Omaha.
Young thinks that now
that he has adjusted to the
University, he doesn't feel
the discrimination a keen
ly as he used to. He at
tended a high school in
Cleveland which was about
13 Negro and the rest Jew
ish and Italian. V's parents
did not attend coinge.
Moore thinks that the Ne
gro situation at Nebraska
has improved in the three
years he has been here.
When he enrolled there
were only 13 Negroes at
the University, all of whom
Exciting things
After Ford's spectacular debut in last year's
Indianapolis 500-mile race, many people won
dered what we would come up with. next. Well
it's here! Ford Motor Company engineers have
developed a brand-new V-8 especially for this
year's competition at Indy. Although it's the
same size as the 1953 version, this racing engine
is a much livelier" performer
because of four overhead gear
driven camshafts and other refine
ments. Overall results of these revo
lutionary changes: an increase of at
least 44 horses, delivering 420 hp or
more at 8,000 rpm.
Shiff Outlook,
were athletes. Now, of the
50-some Negroes at the
University, about V are not
participating in the athletic
"My friends who have
gone to predominantly Ne
gro universities have had a
ball, those who have gone
to schools where there is
an acute minority of Ne
groes, are not happy," he
explained. Moore attended
a high school in Washington,
D.C., which had about 1,500
Negroes and 100 white stu
dents. Moore's father and moth
er did not attend college.
His step father has a civil
service job with the Army
map service. He has had
seven years of college but
remained at the level of
GSA 8 for ten years until
the Kennedy Adminis
tration's upgrading of Ne
gro government workers, he
Moore would like to live
in a place where he is just
another person. Even Wash
ington is a ghetto because
Negroes just don't go to
neighboring Maryland or
Virginia, he said. He has
Maryland Students
Fight Color Barriers
Princess Anne, Md. (CPS) Students at Maryland State
College are putting this quiet eastern Maryland shore com
munity into the national limelight in an effort to tear down
the barriers of racial segregation.
The two-year Maryland State College part of the Uni
versity of Maryland is Princess Anne. Of the student body,
460 are Negro and 80 are white. About 400 or half of the
comunity is Negro. Princess Anne stores, shops and other
businesses mostly with segregated counters would fold
tomorrow if the students and the campus' $1 million an
nual operation budget were withdrawn.
The key student leader John Wilson has taken his pro
tests to Annapolis and Gov. J. Millard Tawes. While the
State of Maryland passed a public accomodations law last
year, the county in which Princess Anne is located was per
mitted along with others to exempt itself from the statute.
The high point of the students' efforts came this month
when they staged a sit-in in Princess Anne's main street, de
manding that restaurants and other public facilities stop
segregation practices.
Many were injured when Maryland State Police, under
the authority of Gov. Tawes used fire hoses, cars and po
lice dogs to break up the demonstration.
But one student leader told CPS that similar action
during upcoming demonstrations would lead to all-out vio
lence. "The next time dogs are used," he said, "there'll be
are happening exermheri at Ford Motor Company!
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always wanted to travel,
but after living in Nebras
ka, he is convinced that he
should consider Jamaica,
Trinidad or Panama f o r
permanent residence. "I am
a citizen here because the
constitution says I am, not
because I am treated like
one," he added.
Miss Adams doesn't paint
quite as dreary a picture.
As a native Nebraskan she
expressed a desire to live
on the West Coast or some
where else for a while after
graduation. This is the
same desire which is so
common among many Uni
versity students, regardless
of race. "But I would event
ually like to return here to
live," she added.
Still, many of the Negroes
who have come to Nebras
ka from larger cities ex
press a desire to return to
metropolitan areas.
"I plan to teach on the
East Coast or the West
Coast, not in a state like
Nebraska where there is lit
tle or no opportunity for
Negroes," Young said.
Young lived most of his
life in a predominantly Ne-
Ford engineers met many challenges in develop
ing this engine. But this is just typical of the
challenges being accepted every day by our
employes . . . that's what makes Ford Motor
Company such an exciting place to work. And
not only in engineering. Exciting opportunities
exist in manufacturing, finance, sales, marketing,
industrial relations, purchasing, traffic, product
planning, styling and research. All types
of career opportunities for all types of
graduates. If you're looking for an
interesting career look to Ford
Motor Company. A growing
Tht American Road, Dearborn, Michigan
gro neighborhood in Cleve
land. He would like to live
in an integrated neighbor
hood if the opportunity ever
arose. He doesn't feel that
he will have that chance
anywhere in the next 25
years, but when such op
portunities do open up, they
will open up on the coasts
first, he explained.
Young's feelings toward
the state have developed in
the four years he has been
at the University. Conserva
tism, or preservation of the
status quo, has more of a
negative effect on the Ne
gro than the white, he said.
Jeter also would like to
live near an area where
there are more Negroes. He
is presently considering
Pittsburgh, Chicago or the
West Coast.
Anderson would like to re
turn to his native Baton
Rouge where he is anxious
to help relieve discrimina
tory conditions. Nebraska
doesn't fit his personality,
he explained. "I am a per
son who likes warm rela
tionships, and people here,
both white and colored, are
more reserved than in Bat
on Rouge," he said.
He feels that Negroes are
progressing more rapidly in
the South than in the North.
Some communities in the
South are actually ahead of
Northern cities in solving
their racial problems. He
cited four new residential
areas in Baton Rouge where
Negroes and whites live
equally in homes valued
from $5,000 to $150,000. The
Negroes are pushing into
suburban areas along with
the whites.
Wills also would like to
return to his native city. He
plans to start his own archi
tectural practice in Detroit.
"It is hopeless both as a
Negro and an architect in
Nebraska," he noted. Yet
he has no ambition to cru
sade as a Negro for the
Negro. He plans to confine
his crusading to archi
tecture. But the racial situation
at the University is not in
tolerable, he added. "The
Negro has had his whole
life to get used to d i s
crimination and can with
stand almost anything."
in a growing industry.