The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, July 20, 1965, Page Page 2, Image 2

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The Summer Nebraskon
Tuesday, July 20, 1965
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By Sandra Andersen
Clare McPhee School offers
laboratory experiences for
students in the teacher prep
aration program, according to
Max Poole, Assistant Profes
sor of Educational Adminis
tration and Elementary Edu
cation at the University.
This laboratory school for
Teachers College elementary
education programs is spon
sored jointly by the University
and the Lincoln Board of Ed
ucation. In April of 1961, Dean Wal
ler Beggs of Teachers Col
lege; the Chairman of the
Department of Elementary
Education, 0. W. Kopp; and
Stephen Watklns, Superintend
ent of the Lincoln Tublic
Schools, began discussing
plans for the new school,
Poole said. The building was
completed In the spring of
Clare McPhee School re
places Bancroft School as a
training center for Teachers
College. It is located at 16th
& F St., the site formerly oc
cupied by Capitol School.
The Board of Education of
the City of Lincoln construct
ed and financed the fourteen
classroom school, which
amounted to $712,320. The
University contributed $216,
000, which financed all the
physical features necessary
for a modern laboratory
school, according to Reed
Schaefer, Assistant Superin
tendent in Charge of Business
Affairs for the Lincoln Public
Schaefer said that the facul
ty and staff of Clare McPhee
are on the Board of Education
payroll but receive additional
payment from the University
for fulfilling laboratory teach
ing responsibilities.
"The principal and staff
work closely with the staff of
Teachers College, arranging
the kinds of classes or expe
riences that instructors at the
University want their stu
dents to observe," according
to Russell McCreight, Associ
ate Professor of Elementary
There is one kindergarten
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Clare McPhee School, completed just this past sprl ig, was designed with the student teaching situation in mind.
section, and two sections each
of grades one through six, ac
cording to McCreight. "ThCre
are 13 elementary teachers to
which student teachers are as
signed during the regular
year," he said.
"The student body is made
up of students of the old Cap
itol School area", Poole said,
"making it a cross-section of
community youngsters."
According to Miss Anne
Christensen, P r i n c i p a 1 of
Clare McPhee, there are ap
proximately 250 children at
tending the six weeks summer
school session in the air-conditioned
building. "The chil
dren just love school," Miss
Christensen said. "They
would rather come to school
than go swimming."
Miss Christensen said that
over 200 people a day have
visited the school this sum
mer. "This includes Univer
sity classes observing the
the classroom situation," she
The school is equipped with
observation booths which are
elevated 18 inches, and have
space for 30 to 40 observers,
Miss Christensen said. These
booths also have one-way
glass for viewing purposes,
and microphones.
During the year Clare Mc
Phee has a full time librarian
on its staff, according to Miss
Christensen. "We are trying
to bring in all the newest
teaching references, and have
a well-equipped material cen
ter," she said.
"Clare McPhee School
serves as a prototype for the
kind of instructional program
the public school can carry
out," Poole said, "and it pro
vides a setting in which ex
perimentation can be tried."
"It improves and Increases
facilities for the training of
elementary teachers," Mc
Creight added.
Campus Religion Dying or Changing?
Cont. from Page I
The idea of & Department of Religion at the Univer
i sity deserves some serious consideration and study, he
said. "This always offers difficulties at a state campus.
Yet, theology is a discipline like everything else."
He added that "since the teachings are open to attack,
they ought to also have the opportunity for systematic
When students hear secularized materials so much,
they begin to question their own religion, Pastor Norden
said. "It probably would be a good thing if they could
study this religion, too."
He emphasized that religion courses would have to be
set up which would be taught not to indoctrinate, but to
objectively study religion.
Pastor Norden said that the 'anti-Christian professor
doesn't bother him so much when he objectively states what
he doesn't believe and why.
"What does bother me is that some of them do not
remain objective. They begin to teach irrelation and dis
respect for religion. They make bitter statements. Some
times they tend to use their academic freedom too much
and lose sight of objectivity."
He added that the number of professors who do this
Is "comparatively small."
"Those who do it, however, could have a decidedly
bad influence on a student especially a young student.
They think 'Here's a Ph.D. who probably knows as much
about religion as his own field.' "
For this reason, Pastor Norden said, "I believe reli
gion has a place with the other disciplines."
No Jeivish Center
Although there is no Jewish center at the University
campus, students of the Jewish faith may attend services
at two Lincoln synagogues, Tifereth Israel Synagogue and
the South Street Temple. Rabbi Maurice Pomerantz of Tif
ereth Israel was unavailable for comment on student par
ticipation in services at the synagogue.
No Baptist Center
Baptist students, although they do not have a center
at the University campus, may worship at any of sev
eral Baptist churches in Lincoln.
The Rev. Harland Davenport, minister of education at
Second Baptist Church said that approximately 15-20 stu
dents, both Wesleyan and University, worship there each
"Too many Baptists are not being reached," he said.
To bring a Baptist center to the campus would entail going
through the state convention in Omaha, working with the
higher education committee and probably hiring a man full
time, according to the Rev. Mr. Davenport.
He said he thought the function of the church on the
campus is to help provide an inner strength which is a
spiritual strength to face the different situations of cam
pus life.
"The church is not fulfilling this role, but it is working
at it," he said.
American Lutheran Common Question
Pastor Alvin Petersen, director of the Lutheran Stu
dent Chapel is spending the summer at the Ecumenical
Institute in Chicago. Contacted by letter, he had this to
say on ihe subject of religion on the campus:
"Christianity has never been popular. It was and is
revolutionary, for it arrests man in his pride and self-cen-teredness,
strips him of his egotism; and means a change,
a new creation.
"Religion Is not dying; as a matter of fact, there are
probably more honest attitudes toward Christianity on our
campus than in the communities from which our students
"I have long advocated a Department of Religion.
There is a body of knowledge, religion, go called, that has
a rightful place in our University, for to leave this area
out is to impoverish the curriculum.
" 'Anti-Christian' professors have a right to their views,
but have no right advocating their opinion in the classroom.
If you can't espouse 'religion,' neither should you speak
against it in the classroom. Some students are shaken to
those who attack their faith, but on the whole this is
not detrimental, for it forces them to re-evaluate.
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The question of religion on the campus is often written
about in contemporary society, with many viewpoints being
aired on its 'death' or 'revival.'
One writer, Chad Walsh, in "Campus Gods on Trial,"
said, "The campuses are not godless at all. They are
overpopulated with gods. The gods lurch against you as
you walk from building to building; they keep you company
in the student union, and they attend classroom lectures
with you.
"Some of the favorite classroom gods are Progress.
Relativism, Scientlsm, and Humanitarianism. Each of
them embodies a great deal of truth. But the trouble is,
none of these gods is big enough. If you try to follow one
of them exclusively, he will let you down flat on your face.
And If you combine them, they start a civil war inside,
your head."
Walsh went on: "One other God must be mentioned.
He is the God whose activities are described in the Bible.
"The relation between this God and the rival deities
Scientism, Relativism, and the rest varies greatly from
campus to campus. In some places, he has an even break.
There is a Department of Religion, staffed by men the
academic and intellectual equals of the professors who
teach physics and sociology.
"But many colleges and universities among them some
of the most eminent have stacked the cards. Either there
is no Department of Religion, ir it is a lame-duck affair,
presided over by a superannuated clergyman of feeble aca
demic attainments. Most of the departments are over
whelmingly manned by secularists of one sort or another,
zealous in proclaiming their particular religions only thev
don't use the word "religion."
Society Involved
This is the situation of religion on the campus today.
But the campus is not alone in its problems and turmoil.
In the July 27 Look Magazine an article entitled "The
Battle of the Bible," had this to say:
"You feel religious restlessness everywhere you go.
The big denominations, long placid, are suddenly possessed
by turmoil. Pope Paul needs all his authority to control,
or try to, the revolution in Roman Catholicism. But Protes
tantism, with no central machinery, is rocked even more
violently by the same historic disturbance.
The article continued: "Here looms real danger. If
churches become no more than extensions of the civil
rights movement, they will be only pieces of sociology or
special sects. Conservatives read the papers and fear the
'Fear The Worst'
And so, everyone 'fears the worst.' The college stu
dent seems to be merely an extension of the general trend
of society.
Or is he-?
Some reply in the positive and some in the negative.
But it seems that the students and the campus church
are making an attempt to work this question out between
Greeks Brace For
Rush Week Boom
Reading Room
(At East Campus Library.)
TINE WHEAT, 1860-1910. The
first in a series called Latin
American monographs pub
lished by the Institute of La
tin American Studies at the
University of Texas, this title
explores the vast changes in
agricultural history in Argen
tina. The commercial, climat
ic, social and governmental
policies pertaining to this sub
ject are presented in a
thoughtful and organized fash
ion. An excellent bibliography
increases the book's worth for
those doing research in t h e
Droscher, V.S. THE MYS
MALS. Written in a popular
vein, this book describes the
fascinating aspects of animal
instincts by means of anec
dote, research, experiments,
etc. The cat's homing instict,
cock-fights, the lemmings'
death march and the explana
tions for many such pheno
mena are included. The lack
of bibliography and simpli
city of presentation limits its
uses for serious study, but the
casual reader would surely be
intrigued by these accounts
of animal abilities.
j By Terry Anderson
New records are expected
as high school graduates flock
to the University of Nebraska
campus for Rush Week, ac
cording to Panhellenic and
Interfraternity (IFC) offices.
The sororities begin Rush
Week Wednesday, Sept. 1,
while the fraternities begin
Thursday, Sept. 2. Rush
Week concludes for both
groups Monday, Sept. 6.
Panhellenic office has re
ceived more than 500 appli
cations from high school girls
and that figure is expected to
reach nearly 1,000 before the
In addition to receiving and
acknowledging applications,
Panhellenic is busy sending
out the sorority rush book
and general information sheet
to the girls. The office is also
beseiged with questions from
the girls, the most common of
which is 'what shall I wear?'
The IFC office is expecting
upwards of 700, according to
Stan Miller, vice president.
One of the big problems
facing the IFC this year is
what to do about dorm con
tracts high schoolers sign
and then drop when they
If the boys drop their con
tract it will cost them money
on a graduated scale. This
indicates that there is still
room in the dorms for boys
who go through rush and don't
pledge, according to Miller.
If the boys drop their con
tract it will cost them mon
ey on a graduated scale indi
cated on the contract. After
Sept. 2, it will cost them
$80 to drop it.
This tends to worry some
parents, Miller said.
However Miller emphasized
that the IFC and the Univer
sity housing office are work
ing together to find avail
able housing in approved Uni
versity housing off-campus for
those who do not pledge.
In addition, Miller indicated
that there is still room in
the dorms for boys who go
through rush and don't have
a dorm contract and fail to
The IFC is also sending out
questionnaires to applicants
for the first time this year to
find out when the high school
students got interested in
pledging, what influenced
them to pledge, what they ex
pect from a fraternity and
relevant questions to help the
IFC better evaluate their programs.
Callan Misses
Affairs Preview
Clair Callan, Congressman
from the First District, was
unable to address the World
Affairs Preview scheduled for
last Thursday due to a hea
vy legislative program being
acted upon by Congress.
There is no program sched
uled to replace the Preview,
according to the Summer
Sessions office.
Housemothers Evacuate Campus;
Travel During Summer Months
Fr ftochm who want men money, mora cengtnlal
location or special Quittance in meeting
articular tituation, contact:
501 Stuart Building Lincoln, Nebraska Phone: 4324954
"Our ftrvlc eovri th entirt Unlttd StfltM"
N r chargci until rou havt rclvd accspiabh tervlei.
The University's housemoth
ers have abandoned the cam
pus for the summer.
Fraternity and sorority
members will hear stories of
travel which range from Eur
ope to California when the
housemothers return from
their summer vacations.
Mrs. Fern Grewcock of Zeta
Tau Alpha is the only one re
maining on the campus for
the summer. The Zeta house
is being kept open and she is
faithfully staying at her post.
Mrs. Grewcock said that it
is "pretty lonesome without
the other housemothers being
here." She said that she finds
the summer quite relaxing,
however, and it is a "pleasure
to cook my own meals, since
I don't get a chance to cook
in the winter."
After the summer sessions
are over she will divide the
rest of the summer between
the homes of a son in Omaha
and a daughter in Wausa, Ne
braska. Where are the other house
mothers? Mrs. Grewcock gave
t'ne following partial list:
Mrs. Ceola Heine of Kappa
Delta is in Europe this sum
mer. Mrs. Lula Arnold of Alpha
Xi Delta. Mrs. Ann Armour
of Acacia, Mrs. Mildred Klein-1
emeier of Farmhouse, and
Mrs. J. I. Burhans of Beta
Sigma Psi are in California.
Mrs. Elsie Brown of Sigma '
Nu Is touring Canada.
Mrs. Hazel Hardin of Alpha
Gamma Sigma is spending her
summer in Wisconsin.
Mrs. J. A. Wagner of Sterna i
Phi Epsilon is living in her
cottage on a lake in Iowa.
Mrs. Philip Yoes of Gam- ;
ma Phi Beta and Mrs. Margo
LeRoy of Delta Gamma are
at a girls camp in Minnesota.
Mrs. Lola Best of Alpha Phi
is spending the summer with
her daughter in Connecticut.
Mrs. Oda Shephard of Chi
Omega is spending the sum
mer in Minnesota.
Mrs. Nancy Schneider of Al
pha Tau Omega Is at home in
Lexington, Nebraska.
Mrs. Alice Harker of Beta
Theta Pi has taken a trip
to the Grand Canyon and Can
ada and is now with her fam
ily in Rock Island, HI.
Mrs. Eula Harmon of Theta
Xi is staying with her daugh
ter who lives near Lincoln.
Mrs. Harry Cameron of
Kappa Alpha Theta is with
her family in South Dakota.
Mrs. Dorothy Norman of Al
pha Chi Omega and Mrs.
Eula Kerr of Sigma Alpha Ep
silon are at their homes in
Shenandoah, Iowa.
Mrs. Lorraine Childs of Phi
Delta Theta is at home in
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