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    Friday, April 8, 1966
The Daily Nebraskan
Page 5
A new comprehensive me
thod of teaching botany, said
to be "revolutionizing courses
for large numbers of students
at Purdue University," was
described to educators attend
ing a special conference at
Nebraska Center.
Dr. Samuel Postcthwalt,
professor of botany at Pur
due and founder of a special
teaching center, spoke before
an assembly of specialists on
educational media for the
Postethwait, who five years
ago had to borrow tape re
corders and assorted other
equipment to pursue his idea,
stated he has found the way
to teach 500 students in a
class, give them individual
attention, and at the same
time, produce far superior
Vox Populi
Is Attacked
Delegates of t h e Campus
Freedom Democratic Party
(CFDP) attacked the Vox
Populi party Thursday at the
Hyde Park forum in toe Neb
raska Union.
Steve Abbott, CFDP's can
didate for ASUN president,
charged that the Vox- Populi
Earty was a farce and that it
ad no principles. He noted
that the party slated its candi
dates on the basis of five
minute interviews. Vox Populi
has no party responsibility, he
"Vox Populi is a tremen
dous machine. We'd like to
see this machine think and
come up with some issues,",
Abbott continued.
A meaningful bill of student
rights will "be one of the CFDP
principles, stating that "stu
dents should have the final
say over all thingi that govern
them outside of t h e class
room." Abbott announced that
chairman of the CRDP Bill of
Rights committee is George
Duranske and chairman of the
research committee is Allen
Randy Prior, a candidate
for ASUN first vice-president,
said that ASUN in the past
year could be characterized
by trivia, triteness and
attempted tyranny.
He suggested that Student
Senate be reapportioned and
apportionment made by hous
ing units.
He said that ASUN had
grabbed for power and had
dropped their most worthwhile
For Grants
Due June 1
Announcements of Ful-bright-Hays
awards for facul
ty members for research and
lecturing during the academ
ic year 1967-68 are now avail
able in the office of James
C. Olson, faculty Fullbright ad
viser. Olson, whose office is in Ad
ministration 306, said the
awards are for Europe, Afri
ca; the Near East South and
East Asia, the Pacific, the
Far East and Latin America.
He noted that he does not
distribute application forms,
but that they are supplied to
individual scholars by the
Committee on International
Exchange of Persons at 2101
Constitution A v e., N. W.,
Washington, D.C.
The closing date for apply
ing for research awards is
June 1, and applications will
continue to be accepted for
lectureships as long as they
are available
Persons interested in filing
applications for lectureships
are advised to apply for them
before May 1, after which
date regular screening pro
cedures will be put into ef
fect and available appoint
ments will begin to decrease
in number, Olson said.
Seniors and
Graduate Students
Excellent Opportunity For Valuable Management Experience
At The Nebraska Union
Full time Asst. Night Manager position available.
Evening & weekend work.
For Interview, Contact: Mr. Barnes, Ass'r. Director, Nebraska
Union, Administrative Office 111
students than with the con
ventional lecture-laboratory
Educators who have been
watching the development
now point to his success mea
sured in terms of rising en
rollments in botany at Pur
due, students achieving high
er marks, and the increas
ing percentages of his s t u -dents,
graduating and b e i n g
accepted in graduate schools
The center at Purdue con
sists of 30 students carrels'
equipped with eight-millime-ter
color movie projectors,
microscopes, tape recorders,
plants and workbooks, which
can be used at the students'
convenience to supplement
lecture periods.
Dr. Postethwait explained
that the movies and taped
messages arc carefully pro
grammed to supply a step-by-step
series of learning exper
iences to be accomplished by
accomplished by individual
students at the rates best for
each student.
"We find now that we can
ask our students to do three
papers or outside projects in
volving library research in
stead of one, as before," he
"We are removing the stu
dent from the spoon-feeding
and one-way discourse of lec
tures and the teaching envir
onment of most schools which
make the student study only
for examinations," he said.
"In place of this, the student
progresses at the rate best for
him, can be shown things and
told things in ways that the
traditional lecture and labor
atory techniques can't even
begin to accomplish."
Dr. Postethwait said he
started the center because he
was "tired of seeing potenti
ally good students penalized
in their study of college bot
any because of weak prepara
tion in high school." The
weakness, he said, often re
sults because staff shortages
in high schools force English
instructors, athletic coaches,
and instructors in other fields
into the teaching botany.
Cornhusker Staff
To Be Chosen
Applications for next year's
Cornhusker staff will be avail
able April 18.
They may be picked up at
the Cornhusker office, the Stu
dent Activities office or the
School of Journalism.
The applications are due
April 22 at 5 p.m. and inter
views will begin April 28 at
3 p.m.
The postions students may
interview for include: editor,
copy editor, photo editor, busi
ness manager, assistant busi
ness manager and seven man
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LINCOLN . . , will be left behind by many University students Friday
as they leave the school for a nine day spring and Easter vacation. A
large percentage of the students will be going to homes either in Ne
braska or other states with ideas of catching up on study and term pa
pers. More realistic students will realize as they drive away from the
Lincoln skyline that vacation will probably result only in a needed rest.
Other students no doubt see the nine days as a good time for skiing,
group trips as far as Mexico and lots of fun.
Cont. from Page 1, Col. 4
terpretated that the "Protes
tant faith now means not in
tellectual acceptance of an an
cien confession, but open
commitment perhaps best
symbolized in the U.S. by the
civil rights movement to
eradicating I7ie evil and in
equality that besets the
How does this death of God
theory show itself on the Uni
versity campus? Phillips an
swered that "people often live
out their thoughts without
really formalizing them. In
this manner it is possible for
the faith attitude to exist side
by side with that of the death
of God. Culture is a mirror
for real feelings. Culture is,
then, expressing the ideas be
fore theologians can say
Students Disinterested
The fact that most students
seem to display a disinterest
in religion, is in Phillips' es
timation, an expression of the
belief, though maybe uncon
cious, that God is dead.
"Through Christ," conclud
ed Phillips, "we come closest
to God. The crucifixion is the
high point in man's search
for God. When Jesus, at His
crucifixion, cried 'My God,
my God, why hast thou for
saken Me?' this can be con
sidered the high point. But,
it is also the low point, for
here we find the abandon
ment of man by God."
The opposite opinion can be
found, apparently in the ma
jority, on the campus. One of
the opponents to those who
say "God is dead" is Father
Peek, of the St. Marks-on-The-Campus
Episcopal Church.
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Dead ?
"As to this Christian athe
ism,"' said Peek," these are
the ideas of either sincere but
misguided men or those of
publicity seekers. This is not
the first time that an attack
of this nature has been leveled
at the church."
"The words 'Christian athe
ism' are alone a paradox of
conflicting words. They are
either spoken by someone
who misuses the words or
misunderstands what they
Peek admits that he takes
a conservative stand. He stat
ed that he supports the an
cient doctrines of the church.
No Proof
"It's not possible to prove
that God really is when you
use the scientific meaning of
'prove'. But by experience, I
know that there is a God."
"Those who say that they
are not able to understand
God are saying that God isn't
much or that they're on t h e
same plane as He. God is
neither. He is above us, and
all we can hope for is to un
derstand a little bit about
A parallel problem, accord
ing to Peek, is in attempting
to prove what beauty is. One
can't describe it and it is dif
ferent to every person. But,
when one sees beauty, one
recognizes it as such.
Teach And Exemplify
"I doubt that the duty of
the church is to get involved
in a lot of outside problems.
It is the church's job to teach
and exemplify," stated Fa
ther Peek. "I don't believe in
discrimination of minorities,
but I think that if we taught
people to love each other as
Christ showed, then there
would be no need for t h e s e
Concerning civil rights, he
said that he does not oppose
demonstrations against dis
crimination, as long as they
are within the law. But when
they are illegal, he feels that
"two wrongs do not make a
"All men have a job to do.
If I preach well, that's my
job and I've done it. It is not
my job to go out andparade."
"In my estimation, those
who believe in the death of
God are only showing that
their faith is weak. Because
they don't know, they say God
doesn't exist. Simply because
we can explain physical
things doesn't mean we
should be able to explain the
"Christian witnessing
should be done quietly, and
not with banner headlines. If
everyone would live a Chris
tian life from day to day,
there would be no need for
Besides, when one
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preaches, he must preach for
all groups, not one in particu
lar. It appears to me that
some people have forgotten
about the American Indian."
Forgotten Main Aspect
In addition, Peek stated
that some people have forgot
ten a main aspect of the
church. That is that the act of
worshipping should be one of
giving of the self to God, not
a taking. "No situation can
be solved until we love one
Concerning the seeming
lack of student interest in re
ligion, Peek said that this is
merely an expression of what
students see in their parents.
"Oten times, too, when stu
dents get out of the discipline
of the home, they tend to fall
out of the habit of attending
church. This is not a new de
velopment with this genera
tion, either. There is just too
much competition for the stu
dent's time and religion isn't
stressed enough as an impor
tant factor which deserves a
portion of the student's time.
"Certainly a lack of disci
plice and laziness on the part
of the student accounts for
this lack of interest. Perhaps
one out of every hundred
truly believes that God is
dead, but this is not the fact
with the other ninety-nine.
The motivation to go to
church must come from with
in. The individual must de
velop the discipline to get
himself started."
Peek summed up his opin
ions by saying, "You can only
go so far in searching for God.
The limit is the five senses
and a small bit of mentality
which man possesses.
"But, in talking of God, one
must go far beyond these
limits. Those who say they
believe God is dead, must
have neglected their spiritual
lives not to be able to know
His presence without being
able to touch him."
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12 Scholars
By Greeks
Fraternity and sorority
members with the top scho
lastic averages in their clas
ses were honored at a recog
nition dinner Tuesday night,
concluding Greek Week ac
tivities. Interfraternity Council
honored the three top men in
the senior class. They are
John Cosier, 4.157; Bob Bell,
4.139, and Bruce Snyder,
Panhellenic honored the top
three sorority members in the
senior, junior and sophomore
classes. They included seniors
Vicky Dowimg. 4.138; Judy
Young, 4.033; Emily Schlaht,
4.198; juniors Erma Winterer,
4.198; Jackie Eads, 3.988; Mar
cia L'gerstron, 3.905; sopho
mores Kris Bitner, 4.078;
Nancy Fritzler, 4.028 Glenice
Barrows, 4.021.
At Seminar
Nebraska industrial execu
tives are fast becoming con
scious of the advantages of
using computers in their busi
nesses, according to Don Cos
tello, assistant director of the
University Computing Center.
From 250 to 300 persons
primarily Nebraska industrial
managers and line officers
have already evidenced inter
est in attending a one-day se
minar April 22 on "Industrial
Applications Using Digital
Costello explained that the
seminar, to be held at the
Nebraska Center for Contin
uing Education, is one of a
number of events to be held
April 18-22 to better inform
the public on the use of the
University's Computing Cen
ter. The seminar, with registra
tion still open to interested
parties, will deal primarily
with applications of digital
computers beyond the simpl
er uses in record keeping of
payroll and other accounts.
Attendants will be shown
how computers can be used
to solve such prohlems as de
termining the completion date
of construction through pro
gram evaluation, and to eval
uate public demand and qual
ity of product in business.
Lectures on computers and
their potential will be given
by Mike Munger, research
associate of the University's
Computing Center; Dr. Mario
Rand Corporation, Santa
Monica, Calif.; Dr. Don J.
Nelson, director of the Uni
versity's Computing Center;
Costello and Roy Hallquist,
assistant directors of the Cen
ter; and Dr. Emerson Jones
of Technical Management
Inc., Lincoln.
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On Issue'
Unless a definite issue
arises on which a definite
stand can be taken. Demos
Kratos will not function as a
political party this year, ac
cording to Dave Snyder.
"If such an issue should
arise, then the name would
be rejuvenated," explained
Snyder, a candidate for ASUN
president and organizer of
what was to have been a
political party.
He added that the group
would not slate candidates or
draft a platform for the
April 27 ASUN election.
"No platform will be
drafted," he said. "We will
exchange information and de
bate issues and then decide
if the individuals agree or
disagree on various points."
The group will serve to
give inexperienced candidates
background on issues in the
campaign, Snyder noted.
If the individuals wish to
take stands as Individuals or
small groups, he continued,
they will then h a v e a basis
on which to make their deci
sions. "I personally don't know if
parties are good or bad," he
said, "but I do think that this
is the year to decide the mat
ter." "My hope is that with two
parties (the Vox Populi and
the Campus Freedom Demo
cratic Party) more definite
lines can be taken on various
issues," he said.
"You can argue back and
forth forever about parties,
but until an election takes
place where there are two of
them, you just don't know,"
he commented.
Med School Hosts
Junior and senior Universi
ty students interested in medi
cine, nursing, medical tech- j
nology and radiologic careers
will be guests of the Universi- j
ty College of Medicine April
23 in Omaha.
Pre Med Day 1966 will offer
displays, campus tours, pre
sentations and discussions.
Registration will begin at 8
a.m. in the Conkling Hall
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The speaker at the annual
Honors Convocation on- April
26 will be Prime Minister Jns
Otto Krag of Denmark.
His visit to Nebraska is in
response to a joint invitation
extended last year by Ohan
cellor Clifford Hardin and ;Val
Peterson, then presllent of
the Board of Regents. .. ....
Krag, who has long been
associated with the Danish
government, started .his
career as a directorate of sup
py in 1940-45.
In succeeding years, he has
served as chairman of the
parliament; minister of com
merce, industry and shipping;
economic counselor to
the Danish Embassy in Wash
ington; minister of economy
and labor; minister of exter
nal economic affairs and min
ister of foreign affairs. .
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