The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 26, 1964, Page Page 2, Image 2
.4 ;? . r ! -J (it "f . V't 1 -.1 ; K s '-I Vi if "I 1 'l1ii.lHl. aserlaipja.l., mm. wu '" wiiiihuih .ii I....... m in in., i .imnmiuM Liujmi . whu.whiibh iujniM.l.iM1M,1.iy Jt. iii11iiimMiMM1,i.lkroi.i1jm..u.,u,MM Vieiv From Tie ftlgfif Scholarship Exam Is Slanted Dear Editor; Page 2 Thursday, March 26, 1964 IN: HONOR: Of Shakespeare A British glovemaker's son who was born in a simple country village and died at the age of 52 will be accorded one of the most elaborate birthday celebrations in history this year and the University will be among those cele brating. An article in the April issue of READER'S DIGEST notes that among plans to mark the occasion are the following: i-more than two million people will visit the land of his birth. hundreds of theatrical groups, ranging from dis tinguished companies to a group of London Charladies, will perform his plays. a 100-man company will make a four-month world tour with the plays. transportation companies will take people to places connected with his life and work, from the cliffs of Dover to Denmark's gloomy Elsinoire castle. a $1,500,000 center for literary and dramatic research will be established at his birthplace. The celebration is, of course, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. Re ords show that he was christened on April 26, 1564 and that he died at age 52. At the University the celebration began last week with the presentation of "Hamlet" by the Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts. Professor Madeline Doran, University of Wisconsin, had a scheduled speech last Fri day on the "Voices of Hamlet." This morning Professor John Gassner of Yale Univer sity was scheduled to deliver an address on "The Mod ernity of the Shakespearian Theatre," at Howell Theatre. After Spring Vacation the celebration will resume with the following schedule: April 9; "The Men and Women," readings from Shake spreare's playg by Professor Bernice Slote, Ross Garner, Robert Knoll and John Robinson, in the Auditorium of Sheldon Art Gallery at 8 p.m. April 16; "Music from Shakespeare's World," the Madrigal Singers, directed by Professor John Moran, with commemorative compositions by Professor Robert Bead ell, Auditorium, Sheldon, 8 p.m. April 23; "Love Scenes From Shakespeare's Plays." directed by Professor Dallas Williams, Auditorium, Sheld on, 8 p.m. April 30; "The Homage of a Poet." readings from his own poetry by Professor Karl Shapiro, Auditorium, Sheld on, S p.m. All four presentations will be telecast on KUON-TV live from the Auditorium. In addition, KUON-TV has be gun the series, "An Age of Kings," a production of Shake speare's History plays by the BBC, on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m., which will continue for 11 more weeks. Also in the plans are a possible student dance on the Mall in honor of Shakespreare's birthday and several plans for getting the student body in on the presentations, or possibly having separate student productions. An opportunity to honor a man who gave so much to the world is a privilege. University students, especially, should be interested in the literary world of Shakespeare and what it has and will continue to mean to the lives of so many. In Shakespeare's history the area of agreement ends with the dates of his christening and his death. The READER'S DIGEST article says that Shakespeare's au thorship of the 37 plays that bear his name and of his poems has been doubted by many. These detractors claim that a glovemaker's son, born and educated in a country village, could not possibly have known so much about law, history, geography and ancient literature as the plays reveal. Nor, they argue, would he have commanded the 21,000-word vocabulary used in the works. But whether Shakespeare actually composed the works or whether they were written by Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, the Earl of Derby, the Earl of Oxford, or anyone else, the fact is that 105 nations will honor the Bard of Stratford-On-Avon this year. A major reason for the homage is, as authors Jhan and June Robbins say: "Ex cept for the Bible, no collection of literature offers so many valid answers to human problems. What breadth of vision, what understanding, what compassion he shows us!" It is my opinion and the opinion of other students that the scholarship exam administered recently to all students applying for upper class scholarships is of a biased nature and discrim inated against students in the College of Agriculture and Home Economics, Col lege of Engineering and Ar chitecture, and other col leges dealing with pure and applied sciences. The five part exam cov ered social science, litera ture, mathematics, science, and fine arts. According to some on the scholarship committee this exam is geared to the level of the college sophomore. I agree with this statement if the committee is referring to sophomores in fine arts and literature. Most college bound high school freshmen could have scored nearly perfect in the science and math areas and could not have done much worse than myself in the area of fine arts and literature. This is so because typical questions in the math and science area were: If one gram of salt is added to one-thous.-d grams of water, there will be grams of solution, (a) 999, (b) 1030, (c) 1001, (d) 990. The number 4567 consists of: (a 4 thousands plus 5 hundreds plus 67 tens, (b) 4 thousands plus 567 hun dreds, (c) 4 thousands plus 5 hundreds plus 6 tens plus 7 ones, (d) 45 tens plus 67 hundreds plus 67 tens, (b) 4 thousands plus 567 hun dreds, (c) 4 thousands plus 5 hundreds plus 6 tens plus 7 ones, (d) 45 tens plus 67 ones Actually this two-fifths of the test was 90 free points. Any student regardless of college knows this much or he wouldn't have made it to to college. The literature and fine arts portion of this exam was aimed directly at liter ature and fine arts majors and no one else. The ma terial covered in these sec tions Is not general knowl edge, ts not taught in the high schools, and is obtained only in the courses the fine arts and literature majors take. The social science por tion of this exam probably comes the closest to a fair evaluation of the students knowledge. It can clearly be seen by anyone who has taken the exam that the literature and fine arts majors have a dis tinct advantage. They score good in science, main, fine arts and literature and fair in social science. The social science majors score good in math, science, and social science and fair in literature and fine arts. The agricul ture, engineering, and ar chitecture majors score good in math and science, fair in social science and poor in literature and fine arts. I suggest the scholarship committee carefully exam ine and evaluate the exam before distributing scholar ships on the basis of the ex am. The committee should take the exam results and see how the students in the different colleges scored on each individual part With these results made known, I am sure something will be done to correct the un healthy situation. An Ag Student There Is A Parking Committee? Dear Editor: Captain Masters, How Right You Are! There are a few students who can be found hiding in the vines that haven't registered their cars. I, sir, am only one. Mr. Garson says, "Yes, I know, and what is being done to make these stu dents play the game fair ly?" Really Arnie, this is no game. I'll tell you why. It happens that I am one of the 'few" who abstains from the funnsies. Didn't you know that there are a large number of students who are asked to pay $5 to park further from classes than they live. Now if one has the intellectual power to pass entrance exams, I can hardly visualize a mad dash for the Georgraphy building. Yes, It would be such a shame to ruin the aesthet ic values of our campus. It's hard to forecast student morale in absence of those lightly colored lines of red and green. This being a state institu tion, why don't we make them red, white and blue. And what a terrible vision to be without the landscape impressioned by a thousand dirty tennies and into which our mechanical anthropolo gists dig up fossils and put in new. Now it seems that permits have risen from (1 and $5 tear .V U1! Hi ' H-'V I fV..Mr'-- A- m am SnWSl. m. -mr I to cover costs. A 500 per cent increase gave us park ing lots on which to build dormitories, serve football fans and use as detours. But then I imagine the red paint bill mounts up. And the man who designat ed green lines loading zones may have been loaded. Oh, and I'm glad to hear there is a possibility that you are not 5 times as guilty on your 6-13 tickets as you are on the first five. Six dol lars is a lot for parking in the professors stall. I won der if there is a way I could raffle off employee stalls to the professors. And it's nice to have laid on the straight away so you didn't have to slant your car. It is soul satisfying to know you were early enough to get a place and leave that vast expanse of "turning space" laughing at late comers. Hey, guess what, I now live far enough from cam pus that I can park near campus and classes. It de pends on when yon sign up. If you come in September it only costs $5, or if you come in February or May you may still park for the remainder of the semester for only $5. I would also like to thank the University for two times I leached on facilities and parked free of charge. Of course this is not to men tion the potential $17 worth of parking fines so efficient ly rewarded me as a "bud dy or fella" by our citizen builders in their endeavor to procure the academic ad ministration of justice. I say potential because I did appeal to the parking board and they said the dean would render a deci sion in about a week. Near ly three weeks later, I have decided to stop waiting, spII my car and buy a Stop-uu Helicopter. Of course 111 have to be careful not to fly too low because the props might tumble a few heads or something. G. G. Bean Good Seats For Frosh? Dear Editor: It was with a bit of amazement that I heard the Student Council, with little dissent, acted on ticket man ager Jim Pittenger's sug gestion to "allow" freshmen to sit in the South Terrace for football games next year. Last fall's seating ar rangement was referred to as "obsolete" and indeed it was. This adjustment is hardly an improvement. University students, fresh men or not, should have the best seats in the stadium. Football games, like them or not, are perhaps the big gest social events of the school year for most stu dents. Everything is built around them. Most students want to watch their team in action without straining. Therefore, it seems sensi ble to propose that all stu dents presently attending this school should sit in the "center areas." Older fans, with a little memory work, could adapt themselves. If given an explanation of the fall phenomenon, I think they would acquiesce. It is not as if students want to deprive loyal elders of their seats. This team is the 1964 version, not 1928 or whatever. II. Michael Rood uilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllUlllli 1 I About Letters I Tbr D4ILT KEBKAKKAff tevllmi rnllfr to un U lor rxtrmmtoat s ol opinion an current topic rrgr4- s leu of viewpoint. IMm moot be s nlmod, roiUHIn a vorlflalilc BO- S s are, an ar free f UbeWu tna- S torinl. Poo nam mar be Id- zz rludft ana rlll b teteaiat a p a 5 rtMea reauoat. Brrvitr a a i iMlbililr lucreaar the naauiw at publication. LencUir s letter mar be dttr4 ar amutea. s s AbNihitelr poor will be returajoa. S illlillllllllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllMlllllc CANOE TRIPS Crvif and axplort tht Quetica-Sb-paTior wildernni txcrtini aaWtvra for vryoat mny $i.S0 par peroi pur day! Far folder and retaliation, writ: Bill ftam's Outfitter!, Ely 7, Mia-aetata. for teacher ahe want money, a mart congenial location er special assistance in meeting a artkalar situation, contact: THE DAVIS SCHOOL SERVICE 501 Stuart Building Lincoln, Nebraska Phono; 432-4954 Ms t or chain until vo hew racelwa oreeptabi aarvlce HELP WANTED Nebraska Union CAFETERIA EUSSERS M Thru F . .Noon Hours M-W-F Noon Hours T-Th Noon Hours Apply MR. BARNES Nebraska Union Yesterday morning this writer as he was leaving his home heard the radio say that General MacArthur had just undergone two ma jor operations. Later on the this writer thought about the General and his career. Now fabulous is an ad jective used to describe ev erything today from a third string football player to a Hollywood starlet But I would like to resurrect this old adjective to describe Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Gen. MacArthur's career seems almost beyond belief. It's details I think are fa miliar to all knowledgable Americans. His life has been one of selfless public service, yet few men have aroused so such controver sy. His military record gives him a strong claim on be ing our greatest military genius. Hampered by a low priority in WW II he evolved a strategy of bypassing en emy strongpoints. So the war in the Pacific far from being a mere holding ac tion kept up a record of ad vances that stunned Wash ington. Later the landing at Inchon proved the brilliance of MacArthur to the doubt ing military experts. Douglas MacArthur is much more than a military hero. As a man he is unique in many ways. His critics, and they are legion, accuse him of being vain. This may be true but few men have had so much to be proud of. His many abilities were so perfected that to many people he seemed almost in human. Yet MacArthur is a flesh and blood man who walks across American History. He was far more than a military man. As ruler of Japan he guided that coun try from defeat to democra cy. The eloquence of his speeches can rank with . Churchill. And most impor tant his vision made him a prophet. MacArthur's ca reer was ended by a small vindicative man because he voiced words he felt Ameri. ca had to hear. His warn ings went unheeded and Americans still die in Asia. My purpose is not to rake the coals of a controversy that raged once in this land. That is done in the grossly disorted history textbooks that I've read in recent years. MacArthur came back to this country that he served so long. Many thought he might run for President but we took the amiable Ike ov er the patrician MacArthur. Much has been said about this man and more words will be written about hira and his times. But as I re call his words to the nation about how "old soldiers nev er die they just fade away" this writer hopes his mem ory will never fade away from our hearts. JOKS NOUUS. editor. A&YIE GARSON. nunacinf editor; SI SAN SMITHBERGER, news editor; FKK FAST9CB MICK ROOD, pernor Uff writers; KAY ROOD, JIM rETER-SON. BARRARA BER NEV, rRISCIIXA MOUNS, WALLiS LINDEES, 1RAV13 HINER. junior Staff writers: RICHARD HALBERT, DALE HAJEK. CM LEITSCHUCK, cow editors; DEVMS DeFRAIN, photocravher; PEGGY 8PEECE, sports editor; JOHN RALLGRKY. assistant sports editor; PRESTON I4VE. cimalalaoa manaser; JIM DICK. subecripCaoB manaser; JOHN JxrUNGER, Business manasw: BILL Gl VLICKH. BOB CUNNTNGHAM. PETE LAGE. business assistants. Subscription rates S3 per semester er S6 per year. Enteral as second class matter at the past offlo in Lincoln. Nebraska, under the act et ABfast . isii. The Daily Nehraskaa is Published at room 5L Student Union. Mon day, Wednesday. Thursday. Friday by University of Nebraska students under the jurisdiction at the Faculty Subcommittee on Student Publication. Publications shall be free from cen sorship by the Subcommittee ar any persoa outside the University. Mem bers af the Nebraska art responsible ior what they causa is be primed. Author of RaRy BourJ the Flag, BoytT ond "Bart foot Boy WHM Cheek.") well-known famous people.- no. i This is the first in a series of 48 million columns examiniM the auwrs of men who have significantly altered the world we live m. We bfin todsy with Max Planck. Mat Planck (or The Pearl of the Pacific, as he i of tea called) Rave to modern physic the law known a Planck'. Conrtant Many people when tbey first heu of this law, throw Z mtr d 1S lnndratlly speaking of whiskers, J cannot help but men tion Personna Stainless Steel JW Blade. Perronna the Made for people who can't shave after every meal. 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