The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 29, 1964, Image 1
UNIVERSITY C7 i'ZZX OOOOOOC 3O0O MASTERS EDITION AF?CHIV3 Vol. 77, No. 95 me uany jNeDrasKan WpHnH ai -o ioxa I W A SaKi. ' o I""' II, , , I WOMAN MASTER SPEAKS MASTfRS WAUGH AND COZIER lAostirs Tel Life's W Wives Also Give Advice At Press Conference A University graduate who goes East for employment is more well-rounded than a student who has never left the Atlantic seaboard, according to Harry Letton, senior vice president of the Southern California Gas Company. Letton, in Lincoln to participate in the Masters Program, made the remark in answer to a question at the Masters News Conference Monday at the Nebraska Center for Con tinuing Education. Seven of the other eight Masters were present at the news conference. Masters val i'eterson and Arthur Bryan expanded Let ton's statement by advising students not to limit their goals within a certain geo graphical area. "We are be coming an international so ciety," said Bryan. Peterson, the only Master who distinguished himself in his home state, said that "there is a real challenge in Nebraska." He drew "huckles from the audience oi . .;porters and students when he said, "Go where the opportunity is. I'm here in Nebraska by choice, but I wouldn't hesitate to leave if necessary." The Masters' wives also of fered experienced advice to today's students. Mrs. J. Ken neth Cozier, wife of an indus trial executive, told coeds that it is important to "pick out the right man when you're in college." The Mastttrs offered a va riety of answers to a report er's question about what ad vice they would give to stu dents ol today VIr 70 Students Hear Ruth Leverton CBS-owned stations, remarked that the caliber of students seems to be higher today than ever before. Bryan stated two qualities of success concluded from a recent poll. He listed these as deciding one's objectives ear ly in life and earning a high scholastic record. "In addi tion," he said, "early in life these men established a solid work pattern". Robert Hardt urced today's students to keep learning even after they leave school. "Many gifted and educated people have emotional prob lems: tney become out of touch with reality and intoler ant of those who aren't as brilliant as themselves." Samuel Waugh listed the wealth of opportunities open ing in the near future. Dr. Ruth Leverton said that fear should be conquered. "Don't be afraid of discom fort, pain, hardship, failure, or frustration," she said. "Out of these things will come the Merle Jones, president of I core of your training By Frank Partsch Senior Staff Writer The first woman ever to address a University Hon ors Convocation told 1,500 students and their parents yesterday that a job should be a stepping stone rather than a leaning post. Dr. Ruth Leverton, a dis tinguished home economist and nutritionist, is also the first woman to participate in the Masters Program, which brings prominent Uni versity graduates back to the University to meet stu dents and visit the campus. Chancellor Clifford Hard in congratulated those students who were honored at the convocation by vir tue of ranking in the upper ten per cent of their re spective classes. Although some people are born with ability, said Miss Leverton, this ability does not insure success, and the honor students have proved that they are able to combine their ability with hard work. "You have used your jobs as college students not as leaning posts but as step ping stones to a greater future," she said. '"You have disciplined yourselves to conform to the standards that lead to success." Miss Leverton quoted po et Robert Frost in telling students that they have miles to go before they sleep. "'Look ahead 20 years," she told the stu dents. 4'Ask yourself how many miles have I gone; how many miles should I have gone?" Success entails four fac tors, said Miss Leverton, some dominent and some controlled. These factors "can be capitalized on to give you significant mile age. Every ounce of stored . up power must be put to use." Ambition, she indicated, should consist of more than a desire for luxury, show and conquest Reward is merited and respectful only when it comes as the result of ambition, not of the goal of it In describing character and brotherhood, Miss Lev erton told the story of Jo seph from the Bible. "Un less your brother be with you, you shall not see my face," she quoted. Brother hood must enter into human relations, including public health and safety, econom ic welfare, public morals and cooperation with lead ers. Hardin presented C, W. Boucher scholastic awards to Linda Larson, senior with the highest scholastic average (8.649); Dick Cal lahan, varsity letterman with the highest average (6.468); and James Davis, ROTC cadet with the high est average (7.5). Also honored at the con vocation were Dr. Jasper Shannon, professor of politi cal science and Dr. Lloyd Jackson, professor of math emtics. Shannon and Jack son were recognized as re cipients of the Nebraska Foundation's Distinguished Teaching Awards. T. A. Sick, chairman of the board of the Foundation, made the presentations. Governor Frank Morrison, as well as the participants in the Masters Program, were guests at the convo cation. Over 700 students, the top 10 percent of each class in each collge, were also hon ored at the convocation. Organizations with one third or more of their mem bers among the honored students received citations from Vice Chancellor G. Ro bert Ross, dean of Student Affairs. Students in medicine, den tistry and nursing who were recommended by fac ulty members were also honored. These seniors who earned superior scholarship by ranking in the upper three per cent or having been on the honor roll each year since their freshman year are: Nancy Eriksen Anders, Diane Armour, Leroy Baker, Alden Bass, Walter Bauman, Bonnie Benda. Naomi Dech Bevans, Dwain Blum, William Busier, Wayne Bostic, Robert Campbell, Shirley Carroll. Dennis Christie, James Chro my, James Davis, Joseph Den nison, Sally Dale Fleischmann, Maureen Frolik. David Fan-child, Judy Davis Flanagin, Edward Fankhouser, Nadene Gardner, Jerold Gunsol ley, William Gregory. Robert Healey, Randall Heck man, John Hermanson, Vivian High, Mary Hiskey, Douglas Hubner. Barbara Linnerson Imig, Shar on Jacobson, Roger Jurgens, Frederick Hazama, Eileen Kelly, Patrick Kelly. Sandra Keriakedes, Patricia Kinney, Carol Klein, Gary Kluss man, Thomas Kotouc, Douglas Kreifels. Donald Kummer, Linda Lar son, Thomas Lewis, Susan Linn, Joyce Marfice, Roger Mattson. James McCall, Doonna McFar lin, Carol McKinley, Marilyn Merrigan, Lance Mikkelsen, Doris Mueller. Dale Nitzel, Allen Otte, Rich ard Ohme, Nancy Shaffer Pea cock, Donald Philpott, Wayne Phillips. Gary Pokorny, Jerri Olson Poppe, Gary Radii, Linda Reno, Ronald Rogowski, Norman Ro senberg. Robert Srhefflpr. Marv PlnnHn Schmitt, David Scholz, Richard Slama, Roger Smith, Larry Thomas. Bettye Thompson, Jane Fost er Thompson, Carla Tortora, Janet Vavra, Anne Wahl, Bon nie Wahl. Janet Watson, Lewis Weick, Richard Weill, Donald West, Michael "White, Gerald Wilkins. Judith Johnson Woodward, D. Merold Yates, Constance Coch rane Yost. - ' HI! L I ...... !!,. : 1 , :'v. & , v ' V... DR. IfVfRrON asters Praise Sfudents' Effort The Masters Program concluded with words of praisa and suggestions for future programs at last night's evalua tion session at the Nebraska Center. The session provided an opportunity for the Masters, their guides and the Masters committee to review the suc cesses and shortcomings of the two day program. Merle Jones, president of CBS Television, set the tone for one of the principle topics of discussion by asking wheth er the Masters shouid estab lish "a two-way flow" with DORMS, HOUSES HOST SUCCESSFUL GRADS Masters Urge Students To 'Find Their Own Opportunities7 The 1964 Masters have spent a busy two days touring the campus, meeting students and talking with living units. The DAILY NEBRASKAN staff has summed up some of the topics discussed in the living unit talks. COZIER . . . Cleveland industralist J. Kenneth Cozier revisited his old fraternity Monday night and observed that "the old Delt shelter still looks pretty good." Cozier, the head of a wood en box manufacturing com pany, reminisced about his college days, briefly recount ed his success story and im parted his code of life to the intent audience. There are two kinds os suc cess, Cozier said: personal and vocational. Important factors in vocational success are vision, desire, judgement, imagination and hard work. "If you want to get to the top, you won't get there be tween the hours of nine and five," he said. Cozier defined personal suc cess as "when the heart and the mind and body combine to work for the good of man kind." Speaking in an indus trial metaphor, he said "Hap piness is a by-product of your life." He urged the students to give moral and financial sup port to the church of their choice as well as a political party, "hopefully the Repub lican party." "Some Democrats will prob ably get to heaven, too, how ever," he added. Nicknamed "Cows Ears" by an English teacher who couldn't pronounce his name, the Master said that when he faced serious problems during his life he reminded himself, "Cozier, hang on a little longer. A rolling stone gathers no moss." JONES . . . Master Merle Jones, presi dent of CBS Television, de fended the television medium against pay television, rating criticisms, .Federal Communi cations Commission (FCC) hearings and as an advertis ing medium. "Our system of television is advertising-supported; if you let pay television come along, the public is charged where they didn't have to pay be fore," said Jones, a 1929 law graduate from the University. Jones foresaw growth of television advertising because of its difference from news paper advertising, television's larger rivaL Television ad vertising is more salesman ship than an advertising no tice, a more personal, rather than impersonal connection, according to Jones. Jones did see in television's future programming more ed ucational presentations, dou bled air time for documen taries and news programs and editorializing on the local lev el. The network cannot edi torialize because of its close relationship to the federal gov ernment. BRYAN . . . Master Arthur Bryan, who was born in Minden, is pres ently president of Union Car bide Consumers Products Di vision. In his evaluation of college, Bryan pointed out that the educational process doesn't end with the termination of your college career. He felt the techniques and basics learned in college are certain ly necessary, but in a large number of enterprises, one must learn many aspects of the field while on the job. Concerning the quality of the midwest colleges, he also pointed out that in a recent background survey of 1700 top business executives, over one third of them had attended midwest schools. He feels that the University compares very well with the top schools in the nation. "One of the advantages of being from the Midwest is that the only thing we know how to do is work hard." imoN . . . A graduate of this Univer sity has nothing to apologize for when looking for a job, according to Harry Letton, senior vice president and member of the board from Southern California Gas Com pany, the largest gas distribu- mg company m the United States. "University graduates have full opportunities to compete with those from all over the United States." said the for mer attorney for the office ol the Solicitor of the United States Department of Agriculture. "Peoule of the Midwest have a broader view of things in general then those in the t-ast, said Letton when asked to compare the sec tions of the country where he has lived. He said "that mid- westerners especially have a clearer understanding of na tional issues. In order to be successful in one's career, said Letton, one must make an effort to do the very best job and to stick with it until it is done. HARDT . . . "Activities while in college may be as important as scholarship, when it comes to hiring," said Robert Hardt, pharmaceutical executive. "A student needs a mixture of school activies and scholar ship. He must be able to com municate," he said. Hardt also brought out the fact that an employer would often rather have a person of average intellience who can communicate that one with superior intelligence who cannot get along with peo ple. "You don't need an IQ of 140 to be an execellent execu tive." Other things sought after in an executive, according to Hardt, are a willingness to de liver more than one is asked for, good conduct and will ingness to make UBe of oppor tunity." "What you learn before 21 isn't as important as what you learn after 21," said Hardt. "You must keep on learning. psychiatrists advise us never to hire a boy who has graduated and then gone off on a European trip before seeking a job," said the Mas ter. "It is an indication that he doesn't really want to work. PETERSON . . . Val Peterson, a former gov ernor of Nebraska and Ameri can Ambassador to Denmark, suggested a good, year-round information and public rela tions program to improve the quality of the University and to encourage the state Legis lature to appropriate a higher budget. Because many people in Ne braska didn't go to college, and aren't interested in the University, they have to be sold on the idea, he said. "We must crtate a climate of in terest in the people, and the legislature will know it." Research must also be stepped up, and finer profes sors drawn to the University, so that industries would be at tracted to the state. "Modern indusries go to the staes with the best collection of brain power," Peterson noted. STANLEY . . . Today's reporters need to write from an informed point of view in order to transmit the background, color and smell of the event they are reporting, according to Ed ward Stanley, veteran jour nalist and now Director of Public Affairs for the Nation al Broadcasting Company. "There is no formula for reporting that hits the mark," he said. "The who, what, when, where and why form ula taught to me in school does not alone make for good reporting. A reporter must understand what he is writ ing, write a lucid sentence and have his own style. Style distinguishes a writer from a hack. " "A reporter has to like words and worry about them," he said. He suggested that a reporter write poetry in order to develop cadence, Btyle and voice of the proper word. "Teachers and journalists have much in common," he said, "because they both dis seminate information." He said that nowadays television is concerning itself more and more with educating and in forming the public. Television, he said, has done very much to bring culture and informa tion to the American family who would otherwise have little chance to know them. WAUGH . . . Samuel Waugh, who is presently Washington consul tant to the International De partment Bank of New York, and from 1955-C1 was an ad viser to U.S. Export-Import Bunk, commented on the great number of Nebraskans who hold government positions in Washington. He said, "It's getting to the point where you can't throw a rock in Wash ington without hitting a Ne braskan." He was tremendously im pressed with the interest the students show all over the na tion, and felt that students have changed since his school days. Today students realize that they are faced with a cold, competitive world and therefore are more conscien tious than students of Ms era, he said. When asked what was the biggest contribution to his success, he replied, -"probab ly it was because I picked an awful smart mother and fath er, but seriously if you pick the job you really like, then it isn't work anymore, just fun. DR. LEVERTON . . . One wouldn't think that a woman nutritionist would tra vel as much as Dr. Ruth Lev erton has. "Food and nutri tion cross many paths", said the only woman in the Mas ters program. The interrelationships of the nutrients in the body and the effects of vitamin concen trates are some the fields in which Dr. Leverton is now working. "We are beginning to study the finer aspects of food interrelationships in the human body; working with food quality and the process es that foods go through be fore they are used in t h e body," she said. The former professor of nu trition at the University sug gested that a balance of ac tivities and the responsibility of "stepping stone jobs" which one holds before actually es tablishing a career are as helpful to students as an education. University students. Jones explained that he had great difficulty steering conversa tion away from his own area of business. "In other words," Jones continued, "should the Mas. ters try to learn as much from the students as the stu dents learn from the Mas ters." Masters Committee chair man John Lydick answered that vocational areas were covered thronph vicitc uri i ct" " li 4 ...I i i ii y-iuiessionai college groups. "I don't know what we could teach you, but I would like it to be a two way flow," speaking generally about life," Lydick said. Suggestions made by those connected with the program included keeping the meetings with students as informal as possible, exposing more stu dents to the Masters for long er sessions, letting more Mas ters speak in the classrooms and the possibility of a three day instead of two day pro gram. Reaction of the Masters was enthusiastic: J. Kenneth Cozier "The dedication, maturity and ser iousness of purpose in the students' approach to educa tion and life, confirms my faith in their ability to meet the problems of their gener ation." Edward Stanley -"The Masters Program is like feed back you get back as much as you put into it." Samuel Waugh "You here have renewed our faith in the generation ahead, and, quite frankly, I'm more worried about my own generation." Val Petersen "I think that it is a very fine program and I was delighted with the arrangements that were made and the students who made up the committee." Merle Jones "I could have gone on for two or three more days, but two days is about all 1 could afford to be away."