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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 23, 1966)
Jo Stohlman, editor
Mike Kirkman, business manager
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1966
Got To Give
University administrators are faced
with a problem that is not unique to uni
versities. The problem how to pay for
the instructors that burgeoning student
Vice Chancellor Joseph Soshnik
says there are two alternatives open
to the University to - pay for the
expected enrollment increase asking
the Legislature for more funds should
it meet in special session, or adding
a special charge for admission next
year of about $18 to $20.
The additional charge is the only real
choice for the administration, due to the
fact that the Legislature will probably not
be called into special session.
We endorse this additional levy if it
is only for one year, as planned. Without
additional funds, students will again be
faced with closed courses and sections
and worse, jammed classrooms. The quali
ty of instruction will undoubtedly suffer,
The additional charge should not prove
prohibitive to most students if the charge
is not applied the year following, and the
year after that, ad infinitum.
The answer to the problem posed by
increased student enrollments may be met
next year by the additional charge.
But the real answer to lack of funds for
the University cannot be answered by stu
dents in the future.
Something's got to give and that's
the Nebraska Legislature. Administra
tors must first allow for a greater stu
dent enrollment in their budget esti
mates sent to the Unicameral.
And then the Unicameral must if the
quality of this institution is to survive and
grow appropriate adequate monies to the
We urge students not to gripe too loud
ly if the additional charge is applied for
enrollment next year. We think students
will wish to pay a little more, and be able
to get in that class required for gradua
tion. But if students are asked again to pay
more, we urge them to protest and pro
test loudly. They should protest to ad
ministrators, if they underestimate en
rollment and necessary budget increases.
And they should protest to the
Legislature, "from whence cometh our
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The 4C Professor
(Editor's Note: The fol
lowing editorial is reprinted
from The Decree, student
newspaper of North Caro
lina Wesleyan College. We
hope this "V i e w p o i n t"
causes a few instructors at
the University to think be
fore they hand cut that
At one time the "Gentle
men's "C" was considered
the desired mark for the
college student. However,
with the increased competi
tion in college and with fu
ture employers asking for
students with good averages,
the student must now aim
for'A's andB's.. . '
Unfortunately, there still
exist on the campus facul
ty members who dish out
"Gentlemen's C's" to every
one. C students make C's"
B students make C's, A stu
dents make B's, D students
make C's, and F students
Everything is curved
toward a C. These men can
seemingly find no student
who does either outstanding
ly good or outstandingly
poor work. In their opinion,
One may spot the "C"
profs by several traits.
First, the student never gets
a numerical grade on a quiz
or paper. The rating is al
ways a letter grade. Sec
ond, usualy the quizzes are
multiple choice, true-false,
This type of testing quite
effectively eliminates any'
chance for individual initia
tive and forces the student
often to guess at "trick"
Finally, these teachers'
lectures are characterized by
Who says AWS doesn't
get into some heated discus
sions? There was a real
live debate at the AWS
meeting yesterday. Seems
the Board couldn't decide
the most effective way to
announce the Ideal Nebras
ka Coed at Coed Follies next
But Dean Helen Snyder
came to the rescue. . .
"Now, girl s," she in
serted. "I think we can work
out some compromise." The
hot issue will be settled by
By LIZ AITKEN
So you thought he was a pretty good poet? You think
he was a noisy queer? Don't tell me that you think he's got
some good points! You say you thought he was nothing
hut a big phony?
Well, I don't really care what you thought of Allen
Ginsburg, but I am ecstatic that you took the trouble
to THINK. For thiB one reason I thought Ginsburg was an
unqualified boon to the campus.
He did more for getting the students of the University
of Nebraska up off their mental duffs than any one speaker
or personality that has been on campus for years.
Admittedly in many cases students came to see the
poet for no better reason than they thought he was a freak.
Now I'm not going to attempt to defend Mr. Ginsburg's
ideas, language social relationships or poetry, but I will
defend his right to speak on campus and the necessity of
his coming to Nebraska.
His right to speak was not challenged by either faculty
or administration and I think this is a credit to their
opinion of students' maturity.
There was a move on the part of the administration
to explicity point out that Ginsburg was not brought to
campus by any organized group connected with the Ad
ministration and if they choose to take such a stand
that's fine with me the entire credit of Ginsburg's visit
must then be placed with Steve Abbott.
And when I say credit I mean just that, not sarcastical
ly but with true appreciation for Mr. Abbott's initative and
courage. 1 can imagine it's not easy to take the
resjKjnsibility (unoffocial though it may be) of bringing
to campus a man with as much possibility for controversy
as Mr. Ginsburg and retinue.
But this action taken by Mr. Abbott was in my opinion
an invaluable and necessary move for the University. Our
campus is so Midwestern that it is stifling. The isolation
of Nebraska makes its students oblivious to a completely
different way of life and whether you approve of it or
not, this life exists and should be a part of every intelligent
" Ginsburg provided a far-reaching and dramatic edu
cation as to a section of this "other way of life." His name
was on the lips of practically every student Monday, rang
ing from groups of Pharmacy students to liberal art stu
dents to P.E. majors.
Any one who can be such a one-man weapon against
student apathy and uncommitiveness deserves to
be thanked if for no other reason. Thanks Mr. Ginsburg.
vague statements and per
sonal monologues. The s t u
dent is forced to weed out
the teacher's own experi
ences from the course con
tent. Not until quiz time
does the p e r s o n discover
what he should have known.
Sorry About That!
Now some students may
rejoice at this type or prof.
After all, it is pretty nice
to know you are going to
pass the course with a bare
minimum of work. The trag
edy occurs when the stu
dent, after drifting through
By doing little work and
by getting little informaton
. . . .......... .
Being a compendium of farce, absurdity
and comment, selected arbitrarily by the
Historical Note of Yesterday: George
Washington's birthday. In later years, it
was discovered that George had an axe to
" from the " Teachers," ihe in-'.'
dividual finds himself com
pletely unprepared to make
a living for himself.
Moreover, this trend in
teaching provides the stu
dent with little motivation in
the classroom. A grade
should serve as an accurate
judgment of the work a stu
dent has done. Admittedly,
in any course, it is impos
sible to always give the stu
dent the correct grade. Yet.
every effort should be made
to have as accurate a gauge
The "C" prof refuses to
make any effort at all. Con
sequently, the student
makes no effort to do good
work. "Why bother," he
asks, "You're going to get
the same grade anyway."
And this is a question that
everyone must indeed ask
about such poor quality in
struction. Until all profes
sors can determine grades
by a realistic criterion rath
er than by always curving
toward a "C" one must
ask, "Why bother?".
House rules for the Union are terribly
interesting.. .Say uav rule: "Conduct ap
propriate to public areas is expected.
Boisterous, amorous or destructive activi
ty, abusive or obscene language will not
be tolerated and will be cause for censure
and dismissal from the premises."
From the rumbles we've heard, it
seems many think there was an infraction
of this regulation last Friday.
Kent Neumeister says that when he
turned 15 he graduated from Batman com
ics to Comic Classics.
(From the Colorado Daily)
What with computers that confuse
schedules and the renewed bombing in
Viet Nam it seems that the hard-core news
is often overlooked. Here's one that we
can't pass by.
It seems that the White House occu
pants have a new dog.
And the President named it Ho Chi
Only a learned political columnist
could do justice to implications of this. . .
just think of the diplomatic overtones of
Washington correspondents will move
even closer to the dog house than they are
now, and will watch breathlessly. Will
Johnson pick Him up by the ears or will
he throw him an occasional bone?
, . Will he feed him atomic waste or stock
piled wheat? Will he be kept in the dog
house or will he be allowed to contaminate
his fellow canines?
And think what a trend this could start.
Maj'be in 1968, as a result of this clever
move, the Democrats will name their par
ty symbol LBJ. . .
With a hot branding iron on the de-rierre.
Dudley Bailey, chairman of the Eng
lish department, says he looks upon the
up-coming season of political speech-making
with a certain sadness of heart.
"I always thought speech-making was
due to the fact you have something to say"
Another observation of Dr. Bailey's:
"A teacher's job is very difficult. You
can't tell when you're slighting someone."
Another DaUy heard from Colorado,
"The administration has been allowed
to pull its tri-annual stupidity again this
week registration has been run with its
usual degree of incompetence. .
Today I offer my occasional message
to the skies a thank-you that 1 will not be
sitting in the Registrar's chair come regis
tration time again.
To celebrate George Washington's
birthday, (and to prepare for my impend
ing AWS campus this weekend), I skipped
classes yesterday. To my profs, Sorry
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More Campus Opinion
Poet Ginsberg Praised, Criticized
I had the opportunity of
meeting Ginsberg and Pet
er Orlovsky, his associate,
several times while they
were here, and, in my opin
ion, anyone who would write
off these men as mere
"nuts" is either so unin
formed that he has no
business making a judg
ment of this type, or bo stu
pid that 1 question his or
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judgment on anything.
Also, cheers to Mr. Kal
nins for not even knowing
the poet's name and stifl
having the absolute gall to
offer an opinion on him.
A lot of ignorant Amer
icans said and did the same
thing as regards a Ger
man politicans about 30
years ago. It's frightening
to see bo many people in
this world in which think
ing is not necessarily a part
Curiosity drove me to the
Union ballroom last Friday.
Disgust drove me away.
After hearing a man con
demn God, the government,
and most everything held
sacred by most people, and
after hearing a capacity
crowd ajrplaud his deprav
ity, I became ill.
To think a man could
stand on a stage (with his
wife???) and spew his filthy
pUosophy and call "a r t"
is more than I can under
stand. This man I can only
And a special congratula
tions to his new "follower"
from the English depart
ment. I hope you two will
be very happy together.
I commend the Daily
Nebraskan for its coverage
of Allen Ginsberg's visit.
Mr. Ginsberg said tine re
porting was more accurate
and complete than he us
1 am also encouraged by
the enthusiastic response
most students gave this vis
itor, particularly in m a 1 1
group discussions. But what
happens when the students
intellectual enthusiasium so
far outrtrips that of the
adminiitratiyn and faculty?
If the administrators dont
have enough courage to
acknowledge the cultural
challenges of our genera
tion, what sort of courage
will they demonstrate in
represenitng our needs to
We have seen adminis
trators scorn students' re
quests for conference rooms
(a request supported by
petition as well as ASUN).
We have seen the adminis
tration try to undercut the
Faculty Evaluation Book.
Fellow students, we will
not always be blessed with
enough administrative in
decision to allow a really
al community to develop.
Either the bureaucratic
power structure will even
tually fa BureptitiousJy of
course) crack down on our
new-4'ound energies, or else
like dead wood the adminis
tration must topple from the
top of our newly erupting
P.S. Students wanting a
copy of Mr. Ginsberg's
Kansas-Nebraska poem may
obtain one in the next issue
I CAMPUS I
NU Counseling Service
Thank you for Friday's vignette of the Counseling
Service. We hope it was read - for the general theme,
If not for the particulars - by many people m the
But one quote in your article has us in a damned-if-you-do,
damned-if-you-don't sort of situation. It reads,
" we are concerned with the student's morals and
attitudes." The word we used originally was "morale,"
not "morals." But can't you see our position if we now
publicly disclaim interest in student morals !
Let this note suggest, then, that although unconscious,
ly some people might like to have us custodians of stu
deits morals, we just cannot assume that role. Frank
ly we're just not wise enough to know, nor powerful
enough to enforce, a rigid set of morals for university stu
dents. We're forced to reject the role of keeper of campus
morals although, of course, we're keenly aware that some
students seriously want to examine then- own value sys
tems. This is as if should be.
Maybe we can put it this way: We are vitally con
cerned about student morale and about aspects of cam
pus life associated with various levels of morale. Cer..
tain aspects vt morale may be related to moral con
cepts. So if either your morals or your own personal mor
ale or the morale or morals of your group may be of
concern to you, drop in the Counseling Service offiee.
We can talk about either, or both, in confidence.
Pop Bottle Collection
We, the "tightwads of Cather Hall" mentioned in the
Monday Daily Nebraskan article entitled "No deposit, no
return" would like to enlighten some of your readers of the
very deplorable, despicable, and downright dirty methods
being used by these female con-artists in collecting their
A particular case will serve as an example one of the
residents of Carson House was contacted by one of these
young women (ladies they are not) who identified herself
as the president of Raymond Hall and requested us to col
lect pop bottles to help a charitable cause la Lincoln
namely an orphanage.
In trying to help this worthy cause over $15 worth of
pop bottles were collected on our floor alone (not to mention
the amounts collected on other floors). Many of these bot
tles were given to these girls under the pretext that we
were helping a worthy cause.
However, your article prevented us from completing
the delivery of our bottles. At a house meeting Monday
night we voted to sell these bottles ourselves and give
them to a legitimate cause.
We sincerely hope that these girls whoever they might
be) have enough human decency and half respect to not
only quit using this very spurious lie in order to further
their own private ends, but also contribute w'hat money
they have collected in this way to a charitable organiza
Mike L. Messmer
Charles Chapin ..
Fred Uehling .
The 'Talk' New Dance
Having just returned from visiting friends who at
tend several Eastern schools, I thought my fellow Ne
braskans would be interested in knowing what the latest
fad is. All the really "in" people out East are now "talk
ing." The "talk" is the new dance which has swept out of
Harlem onto all the Ivy League campuses with such
force that the "frag,"' "watusi," etc., are now passe.
Being a new dance there are several interpretations
of the "talk" vying for most popular. Basically though the
dance consists of the couple standing and conversing. -All
movements, if any, are connected with the topic of
The topics can by suggested by the lyrics of the song,
or the couples can xpress themselves as they are in
spired. Several "talking" records are now available. Sung
by boy-girl groups, they introduce topics, singing ques
tions and responces which can be taken tip and elaborated
upon by the dancers.
Variations of the dance include hands clasped behind
the back, on the head, thrust in sock, etc. Additionally,
partners may be found crouching, couching, rexiining, de
clining, sitting, or sprawling. Ideally, and in so far as
this is possible, one's total posture should convey the ten
or of the topic. This of course leads to imaginative and
variant conjecture on the part of onlookers.
I think this dance is really great and everyone in the
Eastern schools seems to agree with me. I'm Just won
dering how many years it will be before Nebraska stu-'
dents start "talking." I hope they aren't as slow to pick
up this idea as they are all the other fads.
I've just been and wish I was again,
Steps Are Hazardous
Dear Editor ,
The University can spend thousands of dollan wf
new stadium and build a new dorm that cant even bt
filled. It points with pride to the large number of im
provements that have been made on the canrpus in tht
past few years.
Then why, WHY can't they afford a few hundred
dollars to repair the steps on the east side of Teacher's
College? I would say that, on the average, at least one"
person a day falls up or trips down these uteps.
Often times nothing more than pride is Injured. How
ever, if this situation isn't improved, someone could eas
ily break an arm, ankle or even a leg in a falL
So please, someone, do something about this! After
all, couldn't a personal injury suit be more expensive
than a libel suit?
The same goes for the steps at Andrews.
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