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t Game Cocc Writer Tells
ttetoaStiatl 0f Universal Difficulty
Frank Partsch, fdifor
Mike Jeffrey, business manager
Page 2 Thursday, March 4, 1965
Having written earlier in the semester about the ar
tificialty of the nine-point grading system, we were quite
happy to hear Dean Walter Militzer speak at yesterday's
Student Council meeting on the same subject.
His arguments against the nine-point system, under
standably, went much deeper than those we presented
earlier, and, after hearing him, we are even more con
vinced that the competition for the "fourth decimal place"
would be stricken immediately.
Militzer pointed out that the University is the only
school in this area (or most of the country) with the nine
point system, with the exception of several Nebraska col
leges which use it for the convenience of their students
who plan to transfer here. It must be quite ugly when it
appears in a pile of applications for jobs or national
scholarships, in a pile of ABCD transcripts.
We especially liked what Militzer had to say about the
nature of grading. Yes, truly, if a grade is one man's judg
ment of another, how can it be calculated to the fourth
We are frankly getting sick of instructors who "drew
the fine line" or trampled over it with seeming disregard
of the fourth decimal place: we were nauseated by stu
dents whose only goal in college was (as Militzer termed
it) "the highest grade average ever given" or "the
world's record in the 220."
Perhaps our grandchildren will see the day when a
"pass or fail" system is practical. We would be satisfied
at this time to see the freakish nine-point system removed
and a four-point scale in its place; the search for nines
removed and the search for knowledge in its place.
WE WERE ALSO HAPPY to hear John Kenagy's re
port on Hie opening of the Senator's Program. We have
been aware of the possibilities of this program unfulfilled
possibilities, we might add for some time now, and were
eagerly waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting.
We feared that the announcement of the program's
appearance would again be accompanied by idealistic
statements about swinging votes to the University budget,
by "intelligently discussing this problem with the Senat
ors." This cannot be done, and we are better to create an
enjoyable atmosphere in an effort to impress the legisla
tors with the product we are selling. Kenagy and his
cohorts seemed to be in agreement with this. We would
be violently opposed to anything else.
The senators program offers students a chance to
meet the men they've heard so much about. Take it.
I'nlvcrsHy of South Carolina Uainecocks
Dear Ma and Pa:
I know this is getting to be old hat but it looks as if
I'm going to need some extra money again this week.
Everyone talks about "run-away" inflation but this semes
ter seems to bear it out. Last semester I got along on
$20 a week, but this semester, so far, I can't seem to catch
up with myself.
Let me detail just how I spent the weekly allowance
MONDAY laundry $3.25, coitee $.10. set of colored
pencils (for geography 18) $.39, cashing of $20 check $.10.
newspaper $.30 (first two dimes lost In machine), replace
ment of stolen German text Die Deutsche Novelle
$3.40, parking ticket (second offense) $2.00, lunch $1.43,
typewriter ribbon $1.19, gas for the VW $2.00 and $.47
for a supper consisting of a hamburger and a coke. TO
TAL EXPENSES FOR MONDAY-$14.63.
TUESDAY coffee (in Russell House in order to save
money) $.07, lunch $.69, newspaper $.20 'only lost one
dime the machine in front of the post office at Russell
House must have been "repaired' again"), supper was
free since I ale at Percy and Mildred's. TOTAL EX
PENSES FOR MONDAY AND 'TUESDAY $15.59.
WEDNESDAY starting with a balance of $4.41, I
knew I would not be able to stretch it through until the
check on Monday so I borrowed $10.00 from Paul and
$5.00 from Beverly. This gave me a new net balance
of $19.41. My expenses on this day wefe $1.00 even. Two
$.45 meal tickets on the black market ($.80) and $.20 for
the "Stale" again.
THURSDAY The law school exam fee of $12.00 took
quite a big slice out of the $18.41 balance carried over
from Wednesday. Spent $1.39 on food today which leaves
$5.02 for meals through Sunday and my Saturday night
movie date wilh M.l
As I write this letter (Friday morning L I have only
a dollar a day left for meals (until the check comes) and
$2.00 for the movie Saturday night. So, please. PLEASE
send $3.00 next week instead of the usual $20.00 so that
1 can pay Paul and Beverly and start again with a clean,
if inadequate, slate.
The "Great Society's" deficit spending policy may be
causing inflation and I may be feeling it, but it seems
as if there are other factors which combine to keep me in
Looking over the expenses one would think that cer
tain items are unusual or that at best would not appear
each week. This may be true but on other weeks certain
expenses crop up to take the place of those which came
before. For example, whereas this week I had a German
book stolen and had to pay a $12.00 exam fee, next week
1 might have a world atlas stolen and have to make my
"Book-of-the-Month" selection and replace over-used,
stainless steel razor blades and have the car greased and
pay my life insurance premium, ad nauseum.
It just seems to be a conspiracy. LB J. the dean, the
newspaper's circulation manager, the campus cops and
cotton-pickin', book-stealin' students are all a part of the
grand design to cost you all money. Sorry.
P.S. Don't forget to send $ $ $ $
600? NI&HT! 1
, h Pip
5r! LIKED ME !$HE LIKED
MEi LIKED Mil
DESI6M For vs. EMBASSIES
Earlier in the semester I
promised a list of an arbi
trary list of the world's ten
greatest men. Naturally I
would expect a Jot of dis
agreement, and would like
to hear about it. Here is my
1. Winston Churchill, 2.
Leonardo da Vinci, 3. Ari
stotle, 4. William Shake
speare, 5. Abraham Lincoln,
6. Albert Schweitzer, 7.
Louis Pasteur 8. Simon Boli
var, 9. Mahatma Ghandi, 10.
It goes without saying thai
a number iof gortd Ipt'OpFe;
didn't make the Hhit. Those
who made up this list tried
to disqualify nationalists
and religious figures to
make their decision easier.
Someday, I want to make
CLOD Not Alone
A letter by C.L.O. Dunkirk in
Wednesday's Daily Nebraskan convinced
me that I was not alone in my increas
ingly futile attempts to use the library
as something other than a refuge from
One night last week the library was
closed, without warning, at 9 p.m. The
apparent reason was the fact that two
inches of snow had fallen.
Over Christmas vacation that great
stone hulk was open for a grand total of
six days out of 21. Even at that, it closed
at 4:50.) Last summer the library was
closed by 9:20 p.m. every night. Weekend
policy is even more asinine: Closed both
Friday and Saturday nights.
The library staff, culled from the
scrapings of graduate school rejects,
blandly answers that this is all a ques
tion of not enough money from the State
Legislature. This Is all very well and
good especially since none of the stu
dents gives a damn one way or the other.
The University once boasted that it
possessed a research library that was the
equal of Princeton's. This Is patently
false even if it were true, none of us
could possibly know because we can't get
I realize that the proportion of people
trying to do research is not large. I also
realize that the University is hard pressed
It does seem odd, however, that mon
ey can be found to build new dorms (the
architecture of which is unbelievably bad)
and that none can be found to extend li
I don't think that this is an exorbitant
demand. Who knows, it might even low
er the University's illiteracy rate.
More On Library
C.L.O. D., whose letter appeared in
Wednesday's Daily Nebraskan, is obvious
ly unaware of the traffic problems creat
ed by Nebraskaland weather. Library em
ployees and patrons need these few ex
tra hours so they can go home safely.
The satrical reference to Student Un
ion hours shows C.L.O.D.'s failure to ap
preciate the value of social recreation in
a university community. Lengthy library
hours encourage students to isolate them
selves amidst old volumes. Such cultural
ostracism increases the incidence of
For the sake of the mental health of
all students of this institution, the hours
of the Student Union, rather than the Li
brary, should be extended. This would
encourage everyone to develop socially as
well as scholastically.
Nathaniel Ulysses Reginald Dork
Not long ago Bob Cherny started a
recall petition because he fell the people
who were representing him and the Col
lege of Arts and Sciences were not doing
W i t h a few words about misunder
standing, the drive fizzled out.
Now the members of the Student
Council and more specifically the judici
ary committee have failed to discharge
an obligation to the students.
When friends and political influence
can sway then Student Council decisions,
it is indeed time to start a petition to
dissolve the whole of Student Council and
hold an election and try to bring honesty
back into student government.
Apathy Almost Approved
By William Morris
IT IS THAT time of year
Yesterday 1 was minding
my own business at work
when one of those bright-young-men-a
b o u t-campus
that I know came by and
asked me who I would sup
port for ASUC president.
I DIDN'T know that it
was election time," I said.
"It is. So far we have
"Good. I hope you enjoy
"Aren't you going to
"Are you kidding? Me
vote? I haven't voted in an
election in five years. I'm
the original apathetic stu
dent." "You haven't voted?''' 1
don't think he realized that
there were actually people
around who didn't care.
"NOT SINCE I was an
wearing freshman and they
told me that I was voting
to break the Greek's hold on
"How should I know? I
dont pay any attention. "
All of which is line. And
to make matters even better
or worse depending on how
yon look at it most of the
student body is with me.
The only really large turn
out of voters on any issnc
during the time that I have
been here was the referen
dum n women's housing
rules a year ago.
Which is as it should be.
Let those who think that this
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structure of student democ
racy and political learning
is worthwhile participate in
it. I only ask them: does it
have any validity as far as
the world is concerned? Do
your resolutions to support
the admission of Red China
to the UN or to advocate the
abolition of HUAC really
have any bearing on what
happens out there?
1 suppose worrying about
the lack of clocks in the
IIMC is practical, but t h t
greatest over- whelming
mass of business conducted
by our representatives is
just so much hot air.
EOT, THIS is just me.
Vote if you so desire.
Me, 1 won't vote until
someone runs who advocates
niekle cups of coffee in the
UMC, abolition of ASUC or
at least extreme modifica
tion of it), and a severe
punishment for armchair
ten worst villians,
I heard in an inter-
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