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Jo Stohlman, editor
Who Says We're Apathetic?
Results of the ASUN Student Opinion
Committee's Poll on Student Apathy show
that, of 100 students asked at random
70 per cent did not know who the
Dean of Student Affairs Is.
18 per cent did not know what the
big issue facing AWS is.
46 per cent did not know what SDS
56 per cent did not know what the
Kosmet Klub spring show is.
100 per cent knew how many hours
constitutes a full time student.
70 per cent did not know the
mayor of Lincoln.
24 per cent did not know who
Joe Cipriano is.
30 per cent did not know what
ASUN stands for,
56 per cent did not know why the
Foreign Student Resources I
I A Global Curriculum? I
Claremont, Calif. (IP.)
Until and unless our col
leges and universities de
velop a truly global curric
ulum, foreign students will
do more for their American
.campus colleagues than an
"American education can do
for them, Dr. Arthur Fer
aru, dean of faculty at Pit
zer College, told a confer
ence of the National Assn.
of Foreign Students of
America at the University
A global curriculum, Fer
.aru described as one which
would "encompass a world
'view of the customary ac
ademic disciplines." Pur
pose of such a curriculum
;would be to break out of
h e "culture-boundedness"
of much of our present
'teaching and studying, and
to educate students for "liv
ing in the world."
He also urged that the
"resource of the foreign un
dergraduate or graduate
'student should be formally
and regularly recognized
.and used in classes and
seminars, as well as for
'extra-curricular club activi
ties." M il
By Wayne Kreuscher
It has long been popular
at the University to belittle
the intellectual atmosphere,
to describe the school as a
cultural wasteland and to
laugh about the hayseed
and conservative to non-existent
thinking which domi
nates many of the people.
' In fact this description to
a large degree has usually
been true. Nebraska stu
dents have seldom seemed
to think outside of the class
room and the University
has always been one of the
last places in the country
to realize important nation
The University, dominat
ed by usually conservative
Greeks little Interested in
thinking about the outside
world except economically,
and Independents who
weren't interested period,
has lived up to the state's
" : But the headlines in the
-Daily Nebraskan this year
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editor. STEVE UDNUKKFOROi news
editor. WAYNE KREISCHKB; sports
editor. JIM PEARSE; nicht news
editor. JON KEKKHOFfl senior staff
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imotoitraiibers, TOM RUBIN, RICH
KISKRl cony editors, POLLY RHY
NOI.IIS. WALLY LUNDEEN, LOIS
The Pitzer Dean believes
that a college's contribution
to international education
should consist of "welcom
ing this major human edu
cational resource to our
campuses to working with
scholars from abroad to im
prove our educational pro
gram for the benefit of our
native and foreign stu
dents." Important to international
understanding as the for
eign student exchange pro
gram may be, Feraru point
ed out that there is no proof
that these exchanges in
themselves create sufficient
amity between countries to
stop wars or make allies of
Feraru said that every
exchangee comes to the
United States with a cultur
al heritage and a set of pre
conceptions about how life
should be lived. He usually
feels, or he would not have
made the effort to come
here, that America has
much to contribute to h i s
"However, we can hardly
expect him to abandon his
own cultural patterns and
In? Xuttj . . .
suggest that perhaps this
very important word called
atmosphere is changing. Not
the big headlines necessar
ily, not the Ginsberg's and
the teach-ins, but the small
headlines which appear ev
ery day in the paper an
nouncing some sort of dis
cussion, debate or panel.
Not the SDSers, who don't
even meet on campus any
more, but the intelligent, in
terested and serious group
of students involved in such
groups as SNCC, YMCA,
YWCA, Student Religious
Liberals and the other
church groups, Scrip and
even perhaps the Union.
It's getting so the Daily
Nebraskan can't publish an
issue without announcing a
panel on Viet Nam, a dis
cussion on birth control or
a debate on religion.
The change is evident not
only by comparing years,
but even weeks and possib
ly days. This semester, as
contrasted with last semes
ter, the change in Hyde
Park, the number of dis
cussions, the speakers at or
ganizations are all evident.
Hyde Park is an excel
lent example. Once Hyde
How great we really are?
There is no doubt that the American college student is
the promise that the human race has made that this
civilization will go ever forward toward whatever it is
There has never been a species of man previously
that has been endowed with whatever capabilities we are
being endowed with.
The college student today has intellect beyond the
imagination of whatever "they" Imagine.
We are to be the ultimate of whatever man is sup
posed to oe.
We will be the best of whatever we are supposed to be.
We will strive for whatever it is we are striving for.
And we will conquer whatever it is we are to conquer.
Provided we get our parents' permission.
Friday, Feb. 25, 1966
Faculty Senate Subcommittee withdrew
support of the faculty evaluation book.
64 per cent did not know what FSNCC
70 per cent did not know who the
American leader of our armed, forces in
Viet Nam is.
34 per cent did not know who Charlie
22 per cent did not know the scholas
tic probation average.
38 per cent did not know who is NU
ticket manager. , .
40 per cent did not know who is
Dean of Women.
72 per cent did not know who the
vice president of ASUN is.
Who says we have any apathetic
students at the University? One hun
dred per cent knew how many hours
constitute a full time student.
accept everything he finds
in the United States as the
ultimate of perfection in the
e v o 1 u t i o n of human so
ciety," Feraru added.
One of the assumptions
that Americans make is that
the educational exchanges
between this country and
others make friends for the
United States. "Is it our
particular aim in partici
pating in educational ex
change activities to make
America the winner of a
sort of international popu
larity contest? Should we
feel that the educational ex
changes have failed if an
exchangee does not go home
believing that the 'Ameri
can way of life' is the fin
est flowering of the human
race and that his own coun
try would do well to emu
late it in every way?" he
Feraru pointed out that
most foreign exchangees do
learn to like the United
States and the Americans
they meet, and come to un
derstand much about this
country which they did not
before, but it is seldom that
they admire without reser
vation everything about our
way of life.
Park wouldn't have existed
without the Carl Davidsons
and the endless talks on
Viet Nam. Recently the Carl
Davidsons have almost
been crowded off the plat
form by the number of per
haps more "average" stu
dents who have spoken on
religion, traffic problems,
women's hours, philorophy
The writer of this column
has even seen some people
close to him on a fratern
al level at Hyde Park
displaying the ultimate in
actual student interest.
So far, it's true, these
although growing unbeliev
ably frequent and popular,
have remained with a small
diversity of groups. But
right now lots of people
serious, thinking people
are threatening the Univer
sity's empty atmosphere.
A few treasured profess
ors are attacking it, the
ministers are destroying it
even more, the administra
tion isn't sure exactly what
to do and the students are
responding, or at least they
have the chance to.
Being a compendium of farce, absurdity
and comment, selected arbitrarily by the
Thought for the Day: Only six more
weeks of classes until spring vacation.
Luci Johnson, looking ahead to mar
ried life, says she intends to live off the
income of husband-to-be Patrick Nugent,
because "he wouldn't have it any other
Wonder if she'll turn in her green
Stingray to Daddy, too.
Daily Iowan editor Jon Van has a
few remarks regarding Sen. Robert Ken
nedy's statement that the U.S. must deal
with the Viet Cong.
Says Editor Van: "Sen. Robert Ken
nedy (among others) has pointed out the
simple fact. The criticism came shock
of shocks from H.H. Humphrey, former
leader of the Democratic Left, currently
part of the Establishment's Propaganda
"Politics, as they say, takes strange
Union House Rule for the Day: "The
union is part of the educational program
of the college."
Any parent who has had occasion to
see Jazz 'n Java in the Crib will agree.
On Honorary Socities
(Editor's Note: The fol
lowing is reprinted from the
Iowa State Daily.)
Men with common inter
ests or a common outlook
on life have for centuries
formed organizations to fur
ther their ideas and to set
themselves apart from and
above the "common man."
Honor societies, groups
which have in common this
last goal, have had a long
association with universi
ties. They grow out of a
of man the desire to re
ceive and bestow honors
and flourish in places where
academic and service work
are rated highly and rath
er rigid measurements
(i.e., grades) are applied to
They range from socle
ties which use a strictly ob
jective standard for obtain
ing members (everyone who
has a 3.5 grade average or
above, for Instance) to those
which choose new members
on the basis of "character"
or "leadership ability" as
judgedby active members.
Cardinal Key and Mortar
Board are the two "highest
honoraries" for Iowa State
men and women, respective
ly, according to The Chart.
New members are selected
on the basis of "leadership,
character, scholarship, and
ervica." Active members
n O 0 A A
judge the work of others
and choose 15 or 20 students
for each group whom they
think deserve the "highest
honor" that can come to an
Iowa State student.
Not only have The Chart
and members of the two
honoraries usually consid
ered the groups in a class
by themselves many stu
dents seem to agree. A
small survey taken by the
Daily this quarter indicated
that students rate member
ship in one of the two
groups above any other stu
dent position on campus.
In recent years it has ap
peared that most members
of the groups were chosen
for doing the "right" things
being on campus central
committees, being active in
their residences, having a
if not necessarily the nobl
A student could be per
forming great service to
Iowa State and his fellow
man and probably never re
ceive the "highest honor"
here if his work were not
in fairly well-known areas
and certainly not receive It
If he were not brought to
the attention of actives in
one of the two groups.
This year's Cardinal Key
members say they are try
ing to find and consider for
membership students who
are not well known. This can
From the Daily Kansan: "Kansas now
holds a dubious national record. Last year,
four of the persons executed under capital
punishment laws in the United States were
hung by the state of Kansas. Perhaps
that should be listed as the Pathetic Social
Comment of the Week."
After the fourth straight day of letters
to the editor in regard to Allen Ginsberg's
appearance, we wonder if his effect on
campus will ever die. We hope not.
A Harvard pair of undergraduates
have grossed some $300,000 running the
latest craze computerized dating.
Comments the Kansas State Collegian:
"Computerized mating might top the
pill as the best means to overpopulation.
Sociologists can just unplug the computers
and watch the species become extinct.
"The Great Society's government
would do well to look into the project.
One never knows when the power might
go off accidentally."
Grant me the peace that comes from
not knowing and not caring. Fill my mind
with trivia and make me oblivious to the
real world around me. Guide my foot
steps through the sleep-walk of my life.
And if I ever do anything important, I'm
Sorry About That!
give groups like Cardinal
Key a membership of peo
ple who have done outstand
ing work in more areas. But
if the goal is to name the
20 or even 50 "outstanding"
Iowa State students out of
14,000 or to name those that
deserve the "highest honor,"
an Almighty would have to
find the people and pass
judgment it is no task for
Should Mortar Board,
Cardinal Key, and other
such groups be ftone away
with? No, that would not be
possible. But the groups
could present a truer pic
ture of themselves. The
members are people who
have achieved much in the
eyes of some perhaps in
the eyes of many.
They are not 50 students
head and shoulders above
everyone else, however, and
are not necessarily the ones
who deserve "the highest
honor" that can come to an
Iowa State student. Becom
ing a member does not in
crease the worth of the in
dividual; it should not ap
Some members of Cardi
nal Key have expressed a
desire to bring the attitude
of members and non-members
toward the group more
in line with reality. While
we have doubts about the
basic assumptions these
groups operate on, we hope
they will be somewhat successful.
Mutual Apologies in Order
Several days ago a letter was printed in the Daily
Nebraskan concerning the fradulent collection i of pop
bottles by certain girls in Raymond Hall. Since that time
that letter has been the catalyst for much action in the
I think that It is time that something was clarified."
It was stated that these girls collected these bottles claim
ing that they were for a children's orphanage. This is
true, but the whole story is needed.
These girls told but one boy (whose name was one
signed to the above mentioned letter) of the orphanage
cause. They told him that the bottles were for "The
Young Polish Orphans of Lincolnland" and said so in a
joking tone. . , . . ,
It was the boy who was asinine enough to believe
them and immediately proceeded to tell many of the:
boys on the floor of the plan. The girls at no time in
tended for an orphanage to be a false front for raising
money for their Colorado trip. This is obvious by the fact
that they allowed the story to be printed in the Daily
It was a case of a joke, admittedly in bad taste,
being carried too far. However, when it comes to the
point of endangering the reputations of these girls, when
their names are abused, and when they are falsely accused
of using a good cause for their own selfish ends, the joke
fails to be funny anymore.
These girls should be commended for their industrious
efforts. They could, as many co-eds do, merely put the
touch on dad to finance their trip.
I believe a mutual apology is in order, one from the
girls for a joke in bad taste and one from the boys for,
slandering the names of three, perhaps foolish, but in
Do Baseballs Curve?
A few weeks ago an article appeared In the Daily
Nebraskan which stated that a baseball does not curve.
The article said that the phenomenon was the result of
an optical illusion.
Your article cited no evidence. I would be interested
to know where you obtained this information.
I am sorry that I do not remember which issue. I
believe that it was after semester break. Your help
in obtaining this information will be greatly appreciated.
John E. Smith
Editor's Note: The article which you refer to ap
peared in the February 4th issue of the Daily Nebraskan.
It said, "The 'curve' ball is, in reality, a combination of
complex factors involving the gravitational curve, and a
fabulously-exploited optical illusion." According to James
Pearce, Daily Nebraskan sports editor, the information
was taken from a news release from a scientific institute
Ginsberg Not in Scrip
Contrary to Steve Abbott's letter in the Daily Ne-'
braskan (Wednesday, Feb. 23), I should not expect to see '
Allen Ginsberg's Kansas-Nebraska poem in Scrip. It has :
long been Scrip's policy to print only the work of students
at the University of Nebraska.
That is its purpose. Rarely it will print a critical
essay by a faculty member, but never to my knowledge"
has it printed creative work not by students. Ginsberg's
poem might very properly be submitted to the Prairie
Schooner which does print work by writers not connected
with the University.
I am not criticizing Steve. He has initiative and pro
ceeds on his own. A case never having arisen until now,
there is no reason that he should have been aware of the
strict Scrip policy on this.
My own reaction when hearing Ginsberg read his
poem was that it is a good piece of work. I'd be very
pleased to see it in print, but not in a context suggesting
that it represents the creative power of our student writers.
Scrip must shine, however dimly, with such illumina
tion as student talent can provide, and not with borrowed
light from mature and established talent.
Ginsberg and Reality
This is directed to the law student who I interpret as
having a narrow mind in his criticism of Mr. Ginsberg.
He asked "what University associate could bring him to
the campus for a public display knowing what he stood
for. He also asked what steps have been taken to pre
vent a repetition of this action.
First, I would like to pdint out to him that there is
such a thing as reality. Understand that I am not ad
vocating what Mr. Ginsberg stood for or the manner in
which he relayed it to the students. All the same, he is
human, with human tendencies, and human nature.
This fact should show people that certain unaccept
able personalities may develop in human beings who
have a certain kind of thinking; who more or less follow
their instinctive nature actively suppressing all positive
modification that this nature might have had by education,
society and culture.
It should show that this may happen to people who
?mZ i e-rL lrfatiounal tendencies govern their rational
thinking. This is what Hitler did and the consequences of
his behavior were quite disastrous.
The point is that Mr. Ginsberg is a part of the reality
of this world. It is not a pretty reality, but since when is
w?U?P,0SeAd t0.ube pretty? Is this wht People are
objecting to? Are they afraid to be shown some of our
vrr ArinlLas?UrS y,ou lhat 1 am not advocating what
rSLw 8 w g ,?tands for' but if the faculty's intentions in
SK? weure for that Pose, then I say it is
doing Its job. And why should they stop doing their job?
nr. fhe a6i man? ?oints, t0 the argument, but I am
sure that a law student is capable of thinking them
orkUngowS lnSta" Ce,' tt Is conadictory to have respect-"
for knowledge, yet refuse to face reality; it is hypocrisy to;:
S,KViU0the fd 0f standing human natureyet
refuse to accept some particular result of it being real,
It is not my intention to contradict Mr. Lawver per-
na?u 'an" MMng ltaOThuSn'
nature and its effect on personality and to brin? out
respect and courage for facing iSvSWi-
nr . o 5O7-54-7310 :
Marriage, Soup, Razor Blades :
Dear Editor, i
Admittedly Mr. Ginsberg's ideas on "marriage
S mT blades and Patriotism are not accSle V
35 Me5vnSanSV,lncludlnS mvself! t deny im the:
rrf ,nhXeSS thmas Law student suggests-is a:,
crime unbefitting an American.
rh tntfJft!1'! the .?nly loser in the Ginsberg match was
Snrf2. tr? nlvterilty u0fficial wh0 dn't even have the.:
UnTversity he did N0T invite Ginsber to the
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