The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 26, 1969, Page PAGE 3, Image 3

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    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 1969
Computer courses designed
for non-engineering fields.
University courses in computer
science are designed to meet the
needs of all students, not just those
in engineering and science, according
to computer science department
chairman Dr. Kenneth Smith.
"Computer Science is not really an
engineering discipline", he said. "It
has a great deal of value to other
New courses in computer science
are being added to further meet the
needs of the 16,000 students in the
humanities, education, business and
other fields than the 2,000 students
In engineering and sciences, he said.
Smith described Computer Science
61 as an introduction to digital com
puting, especially designed for the
non-technical student. The course will
cover the history and development of
computer systems as well as fun
damentals of computer language, he
Smith said that anyone who collects
and stores data can do it more ef
fectively through mechanical
methods. This holds true for diciplines
from chemistry to English to history,
he added.
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Computers can also be effectively
used as teaching aids, he said. The
value of computer teaching is that
it allows a student to move at his
own pace while an accurate record
is kept of his progress.
Smith commented that the complete
statutes of the State of Nebraska are
now collected in the University com
puter center. Reviews of past laws
may now be made in a much shorter '
time than was possible when laws
were just kept in books, he added.
Computers have been used in many
types of research, Smith said. He ad
ded that computer systems are pro
bably the most efficient way to collect
and retrieve data.
To increase the awareness of the
majority of students to the potential
of computers, C. Sci. 61 will be
followed by a new course, "Computer
Assisted Instruction and the
Humanities" (C. Sci. 161), in the
spring of 1970, Smith continued.
C. Sci. 161 will concentrate on the
practical aspects of computer use, he
said. The new course will acquaint
students in the humanities with in
formation processing techniques and
show them how computers are im
portant and legitimate tools o f
scholarship, Smith said.
Special emphasis will be given to
inform students of the pioneering
studies in the uses of computers in
education, he added
P.D.Q. satirizes classics zzz
. S. Bach would turn over in his grai
The Royal P.D.Q. Bach Festival
Orchestra will appear Wednesday at
8 p.m. at the Nebraska Theater
featuring some of its original music,'
such as "Pervertimento for Bicycle,
Balloon and Bagpipes," according to
a Nebraska Union spokesman.
Entitled "An Evening with P.D.Q.
Bach," the program is a satire on
classical music under the direction
of Peter Schickele, a former instruc
tor at the Julliard School of Music.
He introduces each work on the pro
gram with an incoherent lecture about
its history and significance.
Critics have praised it for its
scholarly authoritativeness at the
same time as they have laughed at
its musical antics, the spokesman
said. The initial presentations in New
York at Town Hall and Philharmonic
Hall brought forth articles in "Time,"
"Life" and "Newsweek" as well as
the New York press, leading to its
current national tour.
P.D.Q. Bach is the name of a
dubious son of the great Johann
Sebastian Bach. Many people suspect
he is the invention of "Professor"
Schickele, who also has composed
most of the music on the program.
Including "Iphigenia in Brooklyn,"
and the "Unbegun Symphony ."
Among the many bizarre in
struments used by the orchestra is
the "left-handed sewer flute," which
"Life" magazine described as "a
masterpiece of intricate plumbing."
"And the band played on' as conductor Peter Sch ickele seems to have ignored the musician who de
cided to drop out.
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Japanese visitor reports unrest involves only minority
by John Dvorak
Ncbraskan Staff Writer
Student unrest in Japan,
just as in the United States,
involves only a minority of
the young people, according
to Hidehito Higashitani, a
visitor on campus this week
who will soon be teaching at
the University of Kobe in
"The majority of the
students in Japan are not
interested in political af
fairs," said Higashitani, who
has studied in Spain for the
last six years. Fluent in
three languages, he will be
teaching Spanish literature
in his native country.
Basically, protesting
Japanese students fall into
one of two categories, ac
cording to Higashitani. Some
are influenced by Com
Be a
in our
You'd visit places
you've only heard
about and meet many
new and Interesting people.
If you are over IW2, single.
5'2" to 5'9 and have a high
school diploma, we would like
to talk with you.
For a personal Interview:
Sf . United
munist China; others are
influenced by Russia.
are interested in reforming
the Japanese university
system, but not by violence.
They are mainly interested
in getting an education.
Most of the people of
Japan, Higashitani con
tinued, want only to live In
tranquility, especially those
who remember World War
To some of these people,
he continued, the form of
government in Japan mat
ters little. They would accept
a Communist government, so
long as that government
allowed them to live as they
"Of course, many people
do indeed care about the
type of government Japan
has," Higashitani said.
"Myself included."
of a Communist takeover
are slim, even with the
apathy of some people.
"We Japanese have a very
high standard of living; the
people are satisfied," he
said. "Living conditions are
getting better day by day."
A poor country, such as
Indonesia, India, or South
Vietnam is much more
susceptible to a takeover.
Much of the economic
prowess of Japan is due to
American aid, he sail. Also,
Japan doesn't need to spend
much money on self-defense,
since United States forces
have been stationed in the
country since the war.
.Japanese constitution forbids
warfare, Higashitani said,
and the clause is of much
One Japanese party, the
Labor Democrats, feel that
at least an army for
defensive purposes should be
raised. The Socialist Party
wants no part of any army.
If the Japanese decided to
spend more money for an
army, economic develop
ment would undoubtedly
suffer, he said. Nevertheless,
Higashitani favors a
Japanese army, at least as a
defensive weapon.
Despite American protec
tion and American air, many
Japanese ''don't like
American people that
much," he said. Mostly,
these are the older genera
tion, which is slowly disap
pearing. They are the peo
ple who lived during the
generation don't really care
that much about
Americans," he said. "We
look at Americans the same
way we look at Germans,
British or French."
The opinion of Americans
in Spain is somewhat dif
ferent however, Higashitani
said. He arrived in New
York eight days ago, after
nearly six years in a small
town in northern Spain.
"The Spanish are n 0 1
really familiar with
Americans," he pointed out.
"Spanish opinion is generally
formed after contact with
American tourists, who are a
special breed of race."
The Spaniards often look
at United States citizens as
childish people, he said.
Tourists generally appear in
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Continued from page 1
The challenge and motto of Child's
Project is: "Let's make the best bet
ter." There are now ten college
counselors and ten kindergarten and
first grade counselees in the project.
Junior Project, started in 1955,
evolved from Pre School and Child's
projects in that the same children
were followed into junior high. Tho
project also uses the positive ap
proach and the one-to-one relationship
with the counselor to develop poten
tialities, according to Sue Thompson,
I'M-LINC and Corn-Line attempt to
develop the human potential of boys
having contact with the Lancaster
Juvenile Court. In Uni-Linc a
university student provides male
companionship that the 11, 12 or 13-year-olds
need. Coin-Line involves a
man or woman in the community
working with a Lincoln boy.
Many of the boys come from broken
homes or homes where a parent might
be an alcoholic or unemployed. The
way a boy sees himself has a great
deal to do with tiie way a boy sees
himself in the community, Dill Janike,
director said. If a boy doesn't have
a close personal relationship with at
least one person in his community,
he will most liekly continue to have
adjustment problems, Janike added.
Family Project works with three
Lincoln families with limited
resources involving 17 counselees.
Each University counselor attempts
to help the children develop their
potential and become citizens of
value to the community.
Orthopedic Project matches 20-30
college students with a Project Pal
at the Orthopedic Hospital in Lincoln,
according to Gary Sather. The
students attempt to lighten the child's
lack of family contact with personal ,
attention. The Sunshine Bus donated
by the Variety Club helps transport
the children to activities around Lin
coln including University fcotball and
basketball games and circuses-
the uniting, central committee of all
the projects according to Ann
Musselman, chairman. This com
mittee helps plan and organize Nlllt
KF's retreats, meetings, newspapers
and special functions. Hie Project
also plans Senior Information Days
for high school seniors who are in
terested in going to college, Miss
Musselman said.
Potentiality Development Project
(PDP) attempts to help capable
students gain a university education
or some type of education beyond the
high school level, according to Earl
Dredge, director. Each year 16 Lin
coln High sophomores are added to
the project.
PDP proposes to help high school
students attain a favorable orientation
to college through an intensive pro
gram of individual relationships with
successful college students. Last year
the first group of seniors graduated
13 of these Ni are now attending
college 11 at the University. Half
of the PDP students at the University
are counselors in PDP or some other
NllRKF project.
The High School Equivalency
Program (HEP) has recently been
Initiated by NIIRRF. Financed by the
Office of Economic Opportunity, HEP
provides an education of high school
equivalency for migrant and farm
labor youth, according to Gale Mueller,
Five students have graduated from
the program by passing the General
Educational Development tests, and
four of them are presently enrolled
at Fairbury Junior College.
The 50 HEP students are matched
one-to-one with college students to
develop a close inter-personal r e a 1 a
tionship and have a tutor, guide,
model and special friend.
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Departure! Saturday Morning, April 26
Returni Sunday, April 27 at 9:00 p.m.
Tickets will be available
for the following events.
Kansas City ian Festival
"The Man of La Mancha"
Kansas City Royals
California Angels
Baseball Game
Sign up in the program
office by April 4th
Presented By
The Nebraska Union
Trips and Tours Committee
Spain wearing short pants
and carrying cameras.
American students study
ing in Spain generally live in
Madrid so their influence
does not extend throughout
the country.
"Childish" may be the
term for the way Spanish
students are treated too, he
"The younger generation
in Spain wants to participate
in the political and economic
institutions of their country,
but they are not always
allowed to," he said.
While students are not
treated as adults, full pro
fessors are often viewed as
gods. Higashitani said. He
feels both of these tendencies
are bad.
Nine h!i! pieces now appear
ing nightly except Sunday of
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Midwesf Sound Inc.
Music Store
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Phone 685-5500
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