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Jo Stohlman, editor
Mike Kirhman, business manager
Thursday, April 28, 1966
It's Time Now
What knowledge is worth knowing?
In other words, on what basis does a
university determine what courses are go
ing to be required to get into higher le
vel courses; how are courses determined
that result in a "liberal" education?
Examine some of the group require
ments for our own university for gradua
tion in the college of Arts and Sciences.
"What bit of divine revelation was the bas
is for deciding that two years of foreign
languages should be a necessity for all
,in Arts and Sciences? Or so many hours
of social sciences? Or so many hours to
t have a major?
And we could go on.
A group of three educators discussed
'."the problems of higher education at a
seminar in Denver, Colo., last weekend.
. Some of their remarks, backed up by
their teaching and educating credentials,
, .say a great deal. Such as:
"We are forgetting how to educate.
We are creating specialists, who must
be integrated Into siciety."
"We need a better educational per
spective." "So a university decides that a course
in, say geology, should be required. The
' . problem here is that the required course
is usually the introductory course for ma
jors. A good survey course should replace
the introductory course for non-majors."
"Education nowadays is education in
how to beat the system how to psych
"Varsity football is just part of
the circus, as is the system of ten
ure. Students are becoming better
1 sponges than ever before."
"Education is a public utility. We
need it like water and power."
"The great paradox of our universi
ties is that learning is not coming from
the classroom. It comes from social and
"The lecture method is one of the
most ineffective means of imparting
learning to people. Yet it satisfies the
instructor's ego. He knows he has con
trol of the class. It's academic prosti
tution." "Improvement of education won't
come from the administration. It must
come from the students."
Strong indictments of higher educa
tion. And yet .many of the things these
educators mentioned are common at the
University of Nebraska. And what is be
ing done to improve education here?
We see little or nothing in the way
of curriculum improvements, course
evaluations, new methods of teach
ing (not lecturing) being innovated
It's a sorry comment on our Univer
sity. A quality education stems necessar
ily from quality teaching. And just
what makes a good teacher? We wonder
how often teachers ask themselves such
a question, especially those with tenure.
We know students are asking it. We
hope that they will ask it more vocif
erously in the future. If improvements
of education must come from the stu
dents, it's time now to start.
It has come to the attention of the
Daily Nebraskan that a letter which ap
peared in the Campus Opinion column,
supporting Steve Abbott for president of
. ASUN, and signed by "Freeman White",
was not, indeed, written by him.
The Daily Nebraskan extends its
apologies to Mr. White for the error.
When printing a letter to the editor,
we trust the writer's signature to be val
id. Naturally, we cannot check every sig
nature on every letter that we receive.
It is terribly sad that we cannot
always trust those who submit letters
to the editor to sign their own names.
It is pitiful that one would sign an
We can understand that a strong sup
porter of a candidate would wish him to
be endorsed by many. We can under
stand that such support may be solidicted.
We cannot understand this type of
cheating when the support is not given.
It is unfortunate that we were "accessor
ies to the crime."
We ask that we not be placed in
this position again.
By GALE POKORNY
Well fellow students pre--pare
yourselves. You had
better check your supply of
coffee and No Doz and such
IIecause you're going to
"..fleed them. You might also
- irepare to take several cold
Showers in order to remain
H awake and get ready to re
'"ffiquish sleeping at night
'H?or in the day) for a few
i Yes people, that time is
,Jere again.. As we watch
-4he grass turn green be
3eath our feet, and listen to
"JZme birds sing outside our
"-windows (all night), we
Unow that the time is here
tj do some serious studying!
- Yes study, you know
that's what you do when the
beer is all done, the gas
iauge reads empty along
with your wallet and check
jng account and the p u r e
,2l5ided folks at the Univer
sity have seen ot it that all
the fair innocent damsels
Z3iave been safely and se
. purely locked away for the
night to keep them out of
Wiethe cunning clutches and
Ilaway from the dastardly in
Intentions of college males
who all undergo a type of
ZZDr. Jekyll-Mr. Hyde transformation.
' Foiled again, Batman.
That time of the year is
here again when that blight
attacks the campus and
spells evil and ruin for what
a successful if not enjoyable
But then studying isn't the
worst thing that could hap
pen to you (yeah, but if you
die you don't know it), al
though it may be fighting
for first place. It is not so
bad either, once you get
used to it (neither is the
Fortunately we have
several things 'hat daily en
courage us to hit those
books (perhaps even look at
a few). Encouraging things
like the voice of Barry Sad
ler for instance, (one studies
just for an excuse to turn
the radio off at moments
Another warm, friendly
little sign that even in this
big University in the mid
dle of this big country, in
the middle of this big world,
somebody somewhere knows
you're here, is that Uncle
Sam "I want YOU" poster
strategically located beside
the test paper "pigeon
holes" in several of t h e
class buildings on campus.
It really makes you feel
Ike running madly into the
library, grabbing the first
book you see, and memoriz
ing every word in it.
But then, what is coming
up that will require so much
study so soon? The smoke
is already clearing away
from the last round of hour
exams and finals are still
several weeks away.
Well guys, I am referring
to that hour exam of hour
exams, that final and it
may be THE final of your
college tests. The Selective
Service college deferment
So grab your pencils and
notebooks and rush on down
to the nearest Army surplus
store and start taking notes
fellows. Learn everything
you can about canteens and
You are at somewhat of a
disadvantage as it is not
knowing what the test is like
as the instructor hasn't said
a word yet, but there is al
ways hope, (prayer?).
Maybe if you all got to
gether, you could protest to
the chancellor in Washing
ton , . .
Vol. 81, No. 100
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Dear Editor, .
, Many of the people who campaigned for Senate men
tioned extended library hours in their platform. This is
XTfine with rue.
But why couldn't someone do something about the
'people who work in the library and carry on audible tele
!2phone conversations while honest students like me are
studiously working on four papers due by the end of the
ZZ- Just the other day I was sitting in one of the read
ing rooms and from the 5 minute conversation that I could
--hear, I learned just how much a roll of microfilm costs.
This is not the first time it has happened and I don't
"ihink I'm the only person annoyed by such interruptions.
;3Iaybe the people who answer phones in the reading room
meed a lesson in how to whisper while in a library.
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Sorry About That!
Being a compendium of farce, humor
and comment, selected arbitrarily by the
Editor . . .
Historical Note of the Day: In 1829,
Percy Bysshe Klibs writes his famous
poem, "Ode to Me." In 1933, University
of Nebraska, Innocents stalk the Daily
Nebraskan office, one gets his hand caught
in a typewriter.
Well, the last Senate meeting before
the new regime turned out to be quite
Terry Schaaf announced that he is
Baloney Chairman for the ASUN picnic.
And Andy Taube announced that the pic
nic will be catered, because of an un
One of the more significant motions
of the day came from Bob Lott, a gradu
ate student, natch. He moved that the
"gentlemen in the red robes leave the
room, as they are disrupting the meet
ing." The Hooded Herd left, after Bill
Harding, still an amateur spooker, sat
in an ashtray. Skip Soreif casually placed
his arm around the back of junior Bill
Hansmire's chair, to which Hansmire re
acted by turning a shade commonly as
sociated with Communists.
Give the Innocents a few more days,
and their spooking will shape up. And
junior men will laugh or wince a little
To Be Sung To Any Tune
Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa, la, la, la, la,
La, la, la, la
Tis the juniors' annual folly
Fa, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la.
Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa, la, la; la, la, la; la, la, la.
And fall not into dispair-al.
Fa, la, la, la, la,
La, la, la, la.
Long-lost comments: Someone once
said to Calvin Coolidge, "There are a
lot of s.o.b.'s in Congress." Cooledge's re
ply was, "Well, there are a lot of them
in the country they are entitled to representation."
In case the Senate election didn't turn
out as you had hoped, we extend our
sympathy and we're a little Sorry About
Another Vietvpoint 1
I Life in a Dorm I
April 28. vm
By John Schmadeke
Some people say it is fun
to live in a dormitory. Oth
ers say there is a lot of
life in a dormitory.
1 agree. There is a lot of
life in a dorm. It can be
found crawling around on
the floor in the middle of
the night, and it is often
known to inhabit most of
the drains in the johns.
Some of the life walks on
.four feet and some of it
walks on two feet. The two
footers by far outnumber
the four-footers, but both
species are utterly fascinat
ing to watch.
The four-footers are gen
erally quite hairy in nature.
They have only a super
ficial interest in modern
appliances they are expert
at using irons and spray
starch, but they have never
heard of a washing ma
chine.. I once knew a four-footer
who had a pair of pants
which he repeatedly ironed
and sprayed. They were al
ways good looking pants un
til one day he discovered
there was nothing left but
At meal times, the four
footers are in their glory..
They gallop through t h e
cafeteria line with their
food and then look around
to eat. Most prefer sitting
on the floor while they eat,
but there are usually enough
chairs to go around so they
use them. .
Eating Is never a prob-
biem for a four-footer. He
never cares what sort of
food is offered, in fact, he
never even notices. Instead,
he pretends his plate is a
horse's feed bag and pro
ceeds to cram his muzzell
into the food as though he
were an ostrich.
Every minute or so he
will come up for air, scan
the immediate horizon while
at the same time licking his
chops and then start over.
But what about the two
footers you say? As I said,
they outnumber the four
footers fortunately, some
The two-footers are gen
erally interested in things
like house president, house
football, house spirit all
kinds of houses in fact.
As I understand it, about
every 70 or so two-footers is
placed under the care of
what is known as a counsel
or. This person is really a
C- sophomore at Universi
ty High School, and the job
is actually the form of pro
bation they use there.
Well, these counselors and
two-footers get together ev
ery so often and try to
figure out how to build the
best house on campus.
Sometimes they try knot
ty pine and sometimes they
try brick. Anyhow, that's
where the phrases "knot
head" and "brickhead"
This very week there is a
knothead fighting against a
brickhead for a job called
president of the men's assn.,
an organization devoted to
wiping out all bad things in
the lives of both two and
One of the funniest sights
I have ever seen is what
happens when a bunch of
two-footers get together to
hold kangaroo court. They
have a device called a sum
mons; it has the shape of a
shepherd's staff, and the
only difference between the
two is that the summons
is very flexible. It is so
flexible, in fact, that it can
be made to fit almost any
It is used whenever any
large group of two-footers or
four-footers get together in
the halls and stai't making
noise. They have to make a
lot of noise so that some
one who was trying to study
will come out of his non
soundproof room and com
plain. When this happens, one
of the two-footers slaps the
studier with a summons.
This constitutes a binding
challenge to a duel. No mat
ter what the weapons used
may be, a thing called the
jury is always used to help
defeat the studier.
You might wonder how I
learned all this fantastic in
formation, but the answer is
simple: I just live here.
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I OPINION I
'Yea, Denver (?)' Article
Dear Editor Morris,
Concerning your poorly written and overwhelmingly ex
treme and ignorance of facts editorial of April 22, 1966:
It seems to me that either you yourself or the Daily
Nebraskan in general has nothing of noteworthy impor
tance to write about. An editorial on "Yea Denver (?)'
is just a little out of your line as far as interest to the
students at the University of Nebraska.
1 would like to ask you some questions concerning your
wide-sweeping narrow-sighted and premature opinions con
cerning a city that is, in your opinion, one large ghetto.
What is your definition of ghetto? Do you actually think
that five long days is really an adequate time to per
ceive and formulate any generalizations or concluding opin
ions about a city of one million people? Is living in Five
Points for that length of time representative of the entire
city and its inhabitants? Have you ever been to New York
City, Chicago, Cleveland, Watts, or even Omaha or any
other large city which has poverty-stricken areas filled
with bums, criminals, and other misfits and scavengers of
society? Who are you to make such unrealistic and pro
If you are asking what I base my factual and know
ledgable perceptions on, listen closely editor. I am a legal
resident of Denver. I was born there and raised there
and feel that twenty years of residency deserves far mora
merit than a quick and meek five day stay. Also, due to
summer jobs and ownership of property around the city,
including property where lower class people live, I have
been associated with this kind of peopl.
I find your argument or whatever it is, one large gen
eralization based solely on a quite temporary duration of
stay, and evidence from people who are from the lower
clas. of society and because of this fact have biases and
prejudistic opinions toward their economic and social stat
us in society. Did you happen to see any other part of
Denver at all? It seems quite evident that you did not!
If you had a poor time in Denver due to lack of fi
nancial backing or due to your avid participation in some
YWCA (typical) project or activity, that is your fault edi
tor. Do you or can you produce documented statistical
evidence of your argument? How do the other ten YWCA
workers feel about your views expressed?
I think your entire presentation over a topic of little
concern to students of the University is a gross misrepre
sentation and has no depth or real significance. If you do
not like Denver or the way the city is taking care of its
urban renewal projects or slum areas, then take your
narrow idealistic ideas and keep them to yourself thank
you. If you cannot say something nice or good about some
one or something it is far better to keep quiet than dis
turb the sentiments of the people.
All your ending comments about grades of ghettos can
be easily applied to any city in the United States so you
are not saying anything that is news or noteworthy. What
ever time you had in Denver, you made the time. It is
up to the person to have a good or poor time anywhere
All I can say is that Denver is definitely for you (and
your skin better had be the right color) for the simple
reason that your ideas are outdated and you are unable
to stomach the hard fact and realities of life in the big
city. Every city has its problem of slums, etc. and I
believe that it can iron out its own problems without the
criticism from a non-resident of the state, let alone the
Rod D. Peterson
Editor's Note: The article to which you refer was
written by Julie Morris, a staff writer, and not an edi
torial. Her column was not in any way meant to be an
opinion of the paper; it merely expressed her personal im
pressions of Denver. ;
Abel XI Wants the Rock
We want the rock! In the past several days, it has
come to the attention of the Daily Nebraskan that there
exists a traveling trophy among the men's residence hails.
At last notice, the 7000 Building at Selleck had possession
of the "proud trophy."
However, the rock was last seen on Tuesday after
noon when Avery floor dropped it in the back of an 8-10
year old pink Ford and drove off with it. Their intention
is "to try to keep" the trophy until their open house this
This is a direct violation of the rules! And we, the
men of Abel XI, who were caught at 4:40 in Seaton try
ing to steal said stone, take this opportunity to issue the
folluwing challenge to the "men?" of Avery.
We challenge said "men" to act as men, and to car
ry the proud tradition that is typical of our University
(that is; honesty and a willingness to accept any, fair
We demand that these students carry on the tradition
of fair play and immediately bring the "rock" into the
open so the "traveling trophy" may continue to travel.
The Men of Abel XI
View From Ohio Stale
Dear Editor, ' "
I find it interesting that the administration at Nebras
ka is somewhat amused by the furor over the naming
of your Dr. Hall to direct Ohio State's school of journal
ism. We're just that way here: we have principles.' .'.
Dr. Hall Wants to make Ohio State journalism corn
many did the Daily Nebraskan win? Sort of makes Ohio
State Lantern, a product of the school, only won 8 of 14
awards at the Sigma Delta Chi convention last year. How
many did the Daily Nebrskan win? Sort of makes Ohio
State's practical journalism look a little better, doesn't
I noticed Nebraska papers supported Dr. Hall as a
fine journalist. Right wing, extremist views must be" ter
ribly popular out there in the sticks. Irresponsible, bland
journalism must be big, too.
Thanks, but no thanks for Dr. Hall. Let him continue
to build the journalism school at Nebraska, until I hear
about it someday like I do Missouri's and Columbia's. And
Ohio State's. ;
Journalism is taught here, not communicology.-" All
you folks on the plains should remember that. "
Ohio State sophomore
(Just Slightly Korrect)
It isn't really possible there
are still sub-rosas on the cam
pus ... or is it?
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