The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 14, 1930, Page TWO, Image 2

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The Daily Nebraskan
Station A, Lincem. Nabrailia
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Murlca Akin
William McOaffin
Managing IdUara
Ntai Idilort
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William McCltai
William G. Taioi
Rax Wagnar
Klmonl WiK
Clmar She ",,or
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Paul C. Plail
Jaan Mathburn
Lotlar P. tcmck
Margaral Day
David f oilman
LaMll Oilman
editorial Board
Gordon I. Laraon
Harold K. Marcoit
Ralph Haiku
Alan Williams
iiaiN. STAFF
Ma, .hall Plti.r Busmoss Managa.
Hart N. Andann
W. Joyta Ayros
Heian fc. Day
Noal S. Oemon
LtRoy Jack
toitor Lohmoyor
Charlrs Lawlor
OE.YT Tuesday the ntudents of the university will
ha eiven the opportunity to vote upon a propo!-
tion which id of fundamental Importance to the
future of student self-government on this citnipue.
Thry will be prlvilrgefl to decide whether or not
the nrheme of representation on the Student council
should be so altered a to permit minority repre
sentation. They will have a chance to demouxtrate
that brand of progressive, enlightened -pint which
has characterised this state since Its Inception.
Proportional representation la premised upon
one fundamental principle: fairness. Many people
have the mistaken notion that fairness and sports
mannhip have no place in politics. It is just be
cause of this curious attitude of many that politics
is in its deplorable condition of disrepute today. It
is Just because of this near-sighted point of view
that Big Bill Thompsons are able to control large
cities and run them to the ground.
A student council to be really a council of the
students must represent all the students. If it Cuts
not and so far In the history of Nebraska It has
v,.r. it la nnr a ntnrtr-nts' council. Nor Is it
IH'l tucn n a
a council in the full senile of the term, for it has
not attained the maximum degree of Its effective
ness unless it commands the undivided loyalty of
all the students.
"THOSE who arc acquainted with the members of
the present council and with their work can
attest to their high caliber. In every decision that
they have made these men and women have evi
denced honesty, courage, and an ability to think
a matter through from its sources to its conse
quences. The idea of proportional representation is
not contemplated to cast any aspersion upon this
group. It would merely add to this group a few
more students of similar character, representing
other student attitudes, so that the prestige and
capacities of the whole will be enhanced.
A concrete picture of the existing conditions
is gained from a consideration of what happened
in the student elections last spring. At that elec
tion, the students were split into two definite
groups. One group polled two thousand votes, the
other six hundred. The former group carried every
place on the council, and the latter got nothing.
Those six hundred voted In vain. There isn't a
single representative of that large group on the
council to present their point of view. Proportional
representation will simply give this small minority
group a number of members on the council in pro
portion to its voting strength.
before th student body only In the pages of the
The Nebraska", cannot ae how the faculty
iuiuiniile frit JuaUfian lu tabling the council's pro.
HaaL By tbia action, characteristic of the faculty
committee, It perpetuated an lnaipld tradition that
should have been removed several years ago.
"piAT taking away minor clan office- might be
considered abolishing too much in the extra
curricular realm Is hardly a valid argument. If
atudenta-and that means student In general, not
the political bevy always on hand when any oftice
la to be paused out -do not want minor rlaa of
fices, why have tbem?
Hopes of class spirit idealiatbally expressed by
lean Thompaon ate In vain. With each year the
feeling of class conciounes about the utmeraily
become lei. and less apparent Certainly there is
more of a bond of unity between the freahman and
senior In law college than two sophomores, one in
pharmacy, the other In agriculture. The cUsse
re too monstrous for class spirit. There Is no In
centive to hold regular meeting , no reason for any
activity if they should meet.
Doing away with such offices does not detract
In any way from rich traditions which make a uni
versity more than a mere institution. Rather, keep
Ing them perpetuates a tradition which has become
general laughing stock.
Class officers do no good. They do not, lena
to unify a class. They create no class spirit Hold
ing minor class offices carries no honor, who Is
branded as a politician by virtue or me raci mat
he is such an officer. In view of these recognized
facts It seems peculiar that the committee did not
see fit to follow the recommendation of the council
Of course no great and momentous issue was
before Ihe faculty tribunal when It considered the
minor class officers question. Defeat of the recom
mendation by tabling it will have little effect on
the university in fact. It Is me general apiru
which henceforth will exist more strongly than ever
in the Student council which Is most unfortunate
and which is directly due to the action of the faculty
THE STEP to abolish minor class oincers seemca
.a - a 1 i .Kna.A mli . t Vi a
10 Council mcmwri one iniug au-jY
that would not meet faculty onjection. aiso
seemed to them quite a laudable enterprise to move
for their abolition. When such a proposal wont
meet faculty approval council members are Justified
In wondering what will. It is this attitude which
will prevail in the council, this feeling that "Its no
ue trying." Feeling that the faculty committee
has the council directly under its thumb is not
conducive to constructive legislation or considera
tion on the part of members of this representative
student group.
The stand of The Nebraskan Is neither bitter
nor based on harsh Invective. Its criticism of the
faculty committee's action is not of a vituperous
nature but one which seeks to point out the mistake
in failing to consider student sentiment and opinion
where it should have been recognized.
That some faculty supervision or executive
control Is necessary In council affairs Is unques
tioned. Students, filled with youthful exuberance,
are all too willing to legislate through the council
but unwilling to carry on the administrative work
of enforcing that legislation. In matters where ad
ministration Is needed the faculty committee should
be consulted and should be a final tribunal.
Their negative action then would be justified
to some degree. But when students are taking a
forward step In self government and representation
by seeking a council member on the counting board
at the May queen election, and when they move to
do away completely with a tradition that is only
flapdoodle in tne eyes of the campus, then the fac
ulty committee Bhould be bound to respect their
prone to criticlxe thoae women living In sororities
or dormitories for their tendencies to bo led by con
vent .on. to be swept away by the maelstrom of
habit and ot malum. We ic quit largely with
everthing that K. W. auld In criticism of the col
lege wommi, but we do not believe that be bas gone
far enough.
If every man and woman in the world could
live abnolutely alone and apart from all the others,
we would have a race of entitles, of individual.
Kuril a n. minion would be advantageous In some
ways, but It would be Not ially and economically
lutd. Howevei, it seem that there should be some
way in which we ran live together and ttlll be
M V. ha deatned the sororities and dormi
tories as the cause for this lack raf individuality.
To kunie degree we believe that be ia right A
person, either man or woman, ran usually be classi
fied by the asMiK-iations that he or ahe makes. One
of the well known campus "cakes" said this morn
ing that be could tell In a few minutra, by con
versation and action, Just what social organisa
tions a girl was affiliated with. That I no Uuubt
a broad statement, but it has Its merit, too.
College lit bas been both condoned and com
mended for being a matrimonial bureau. It I nid
that girls com to college solely to get a hiihband.
How many college men want to marry a type? If
a man meiely want the X sorority type, he could
Just as well take any gill in the X aoKinty. a to
marry Miss A, who happens to be one of the mem
bers. At the present rale of aolldifini; of itlealn.
the only difference between MIhs A and Miss 11
will noon cume to b personal beauty, which any
man will aay ia a very shallow teat for a good girl
Girls, w men want you to be different Mo.4
of all w want you to honestly try to be yourselves.
Kvery woman Inherently has a few Ideas of her
own. Sh develop others by her reseanh ami
atudy Into the mysteries of life. Why not forget
about convention for awhile and try to develop a
little Initiative and a little Individualism ?
-u r. s.
PAUL C. PLATT, Editor.
STUDENT letter yesterday complained of the
fact that there is little student self-government
on the campus. He stated that the 'recommenda
tion of the Student council receive lit tie more con
sideration than would a letter written by any stu
dent, addressed to the faculty committee on student
The number of times the faculty committee has
recently ignored the recommendations of the Stu-1
dent council seems to indicate that there is a great i
deal of validity to the charge made that the council
has but a small voice on this campus.
One of the primary reasons for this situation i
lies in the makeup of the council. Whom docs it I
represent? About half of the student body! It '
therefore has, according to plnin mathematics, j
about one half of the influence it oiitfht to have.
The need for some sort of proportional representa
tion has never been more acute than at the present
time. I
It cannot be without a certain degree of humor
ous reflection that male students of the University
of Nebraska read of the laat stand taken by tht
University of Virginia student body against the
invasion of coeds on the campus which has been
unsullied by the presence of Panhellenlc councils,
furmals, daurines, calls for corsages, etc., etc., since
the days of its founder, Thomas Jefferson.
Reports state that a measure is very likely to
be passed In the next session of the Virginia legis
lature which will allow the "ladles" to enter the
j hitherto sacred precincts of masculinity supreme.
I In opposition to the movement, Virginia students
have r isen up almost unanimously in rebellion, with
immense mass meetings and resolutions of all kinds.
The battle of coeducation was considered all
over when "Awxfawd" and Cambridge actually al
lowed women to enroll there. Now it is discovered
that there still are men among us who retain a
certain amount of pugnacity. Power to them!
If The Daily Nebraskan hadn't uncatthed the
Ivy day orator's election he might have been an
extemporaneous speaker.
The Student Pulse
Signed contributions pertinent to matters of student
life and the university are welcomed by this depart
ment. Opinions submitted should be brief and concise.
TODAY Dean T. J. Thompson, chairman of the
faculty committee on studfnt organizations, ex
plains that the action of that committee in failing
to abolish minor class offices simply left the entire
matter up to the students.
With due respect to Dean Thompson who al
ways has shown himself to be a friendly adviser
and councillor on student subjects, this explanation
seems quite inadequate In view of the fact that it.
wm the Htudent council, representative student or
ganization, whic h unanimously asked that these use
less positions be ruled out of compus life once and
for all.
In other words, the matter has been up to the
students for a long time. Their representatives
have voted to oust these minor class officers. Why
should It still be regarded as "up to the students?"
For years they have mutely ratified the atand re
cently taken by the council by failing to appear at
class meetings. This year between a dozen anl
twenty attended meetings of all classes except the
freshman wbich held no meeting.
Dean Thompson suggests that If students do
sot wish to elect minor officers at these meetings
they need not do so. But the few who are always
oa band when the class president calls the group
together are pels of politicians, brought there for
. tha purpose of electing a factional slate. These
few, but only these few, want these sinecure posi
tions to continue, want them to exist as a form of
political dole. A president elected by a faction is
politically bound to call a meeting. Doing so means .
salactinf A squad of worthless officers who appeal I
To the editor:
W'c wonder why college men demand a certain
standard of sophistication of us and then razz us
because we attain It. If college girls conform to
a type, how 13 it that they get that way? Simply
because thry find that they don't "get by" on high
school tactics. A coed has her first date in college.
Let us suppose that she is naturally quiet and acts
natural. Docs he come back? No.
So she begins to analyze herself and study her
associates. She knows how to dress. She can
dunce. She isn't hard to look at. Thus it must be
a matter of conservation. She listens to others and
formulates ber line. It seems to help and so she
develops It.
Then take the opposite sort of a girl who la
bubbling over with pep. Usually she finds that she
has to trim down her dialogue to conform to college
standards. She doesn't dare yell at a basketball
game because of the protests of her unambitious
escort. And so it goes. If she doesn't smoke al
ready, she learns to cover her boredom, and whj
shouldn't she be bored with the tiresome sameness
of playing up to a universal type?
These would be men of the world would do well
to remember that old song, "Give us the old-time
fellow, we'll glv you the old-tim flrl" befor they
stoop to such harsh criticism as that which ap
peared in yesterday's column. F. K. H.
Dr. C. M. Poynter Chosen Dean
De. C. M. Poynter. acting dean of
the .Nebraska University school of
medicine was named dean of the
college and superintendent of the
hospital at a board of regents
meeting February 8. Dr. Toynter
has been acting dean since Sept.
1. Dr. Povnter la succeeding vr
Jay J Keegan who resigned last
Dr. Povnter joined the unlver
sity faculty In l'.i05 as professor of
anatomy, and became chairman of
the department of anatomy In 1019
after having served as acting dean
during the war.
The state of Nebraska ana me
school of medicine should feel
proud over the choice of the new
dean. In choosing this man they
hav obtained a leader, an organ
izer nd a person with foresight
and ideals that are ever striving
to make doctors who are truly
worthy of their calling. As head of
the deDartmcnt of anatomy Dr.
Povnter has exerted a great in
fluence on manv a freshman In
medicine that has been very bene
fictal to him throughout his career
in medicine.
We as medical students are ex
ceedingly happy over the choice of
the new dean and we take this
means of extending him our hear
tiest support in an effort to make
the Nebraska University school of
medicine a better school.
The Medical School Mixer.
Considerable comment has been
made the past month in regard to
a medical school mixer. Last year
such an affair was held which was
a great success and it seems that
such an all school party should be
held again this year. The party
laat year was held as a subscrip
tion dance, the money being used
by the Caduceus, medical school
annual. There should be such a
party held again this year so why
not get busy on voicing our opin
ions on such a party.
Basket Ball Game.
The second round of the basket
ball tournament will be played
next Thursday night in the Tech
nical High School gymnasium.
The games that night will be
played between the Phi Chi s and
the non-fraternity team, and the
Nu Sigma Nu's and Phi Beta's.
Washington Birthday Dinner.
The committee on arrangements
for the Washington Birthday din
ner In honor of faculty of the uni
versity of Nebraska college of
medicine, met for luncneon Wed
nesday to perfect their plans.
Those present were Mrs. John Al
len, chairman; Mrs. J. J. Keegan,
Mrs. W. H. Taylor, Mrs. A. K. Det
wieler, and Mrs. C. W. Pollard.
The dinner will be held at Conk-
ling hall. Saturday, February 21.
Since 1922 this has been an out
standing event of the year for this
group of professional men and
their wives, some entertainment
of special merit is provided for the
evening. This year Mr. ana Mrs.
E. A. Balrd and George Wani win
sing several songs. A surprise Is
planned for the remainder of the
Decorations are to be red, white
and blue pennants with silver
stars. Each small table will have
a unique piece of flags and hat
chets. One hundred and fifty will
attend the dinner. The members
of the committee are, Mrs. John
Allen, chairman; Mrs. A. K. Dct
weller, Mrs. J. E. Summers, W. P.
Hanxey, Mrs. Harley Anderson,
Mrs. W. H. Taylor, Mrs. O. M.
Cope. Mrs. A. C. Stokes, Mrs. Don
ald Owen, Mrs. A. D. Dunn, Mrs.
Chester Thompson, Mrs. J. R. Nil
sson, Mrs. Meyer Beber, Mrs. C.
O. Rich and Mrs. J. J. Keegan.
Applications for Tcchnica
Jobs Must Be in By
March 25.
Applications for the position of
junior technical assistant are be
ing received by the civil service
commission at Washington, D. C,
and they must be received by
March 23. Tha duties are to per
form technical and scientific work
under supervision.
The examination Is to rill va
cancies occurring in the following
positions in Washington, D. C.
Junior examiner, civil service
commission; senior clerk, depart
mental service; examining clerk
and assistant examining clerk in
the civil service commission. There
are also other junior professional
February 1 1.
Engineering professors. after
considerable experimenting, de
cided to use green paper instead
of white for drafting.
A faculty men s gym class was
Major Hester, array official, In
spected the R. O. T. C. unit and
pronounced himself highly pleased.
No paper.
The university waa about to
celebrate it forty-sixth birthday
with a track meet and an after
noon "mixer."
New dances and new steps
were at their maximum at the
Law Hop, an affair attended by
ninety couples.
Iowa State defeated Nebraska
25 to 11 in the last game of the
Husker's eastern Invasion.
Chancellor Avery sought en
forcement of the rule against
dances in the University buildings.
About 150 people visited the ob
servatory to see Halley's comet.
Kansas State defeated the Ne
braska basketball team, 28 to 16.
Dr. Clapp announced that the
faculty would play basketball
three times a week. It was hoped
that the sanctity of Chapel hall
would prevent all outburst of pro
fanity inspired by the elusive
A complete program for the
thirty-sixth annual charter day
program waa announced. Some
of the events were: music by band,
drill by Pershing Rifles, indoor
athletic contest and the midwinter
commencement exercises.
and technical positions in the de
partmental service and different
entrance salaries.
In the civil service commission
the duties Include the preparation
of examination questions and the
rating of examination papers.
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(."apt. Karl N. Depiwri. univer
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I hillip II. Ilnrtholouiew, itenior in
the college of btixineha aominmtl a
Hon were among 'he twenty-four
officers and men to whom medal
for live or I -n years aervice in the
one hundred tenth medical rem
merit of the Neluitica liHtiuiial
guurd were iven lM Wednesday
evening. Alter the presentation
there was entertainment from III
Uluarl theater, and diincmg.
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th? principles of education, will go
to Mc.Coi.ik next week to survey
the public schools of that city.
(Regular Dinners!
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The dlncuasion by E. W. In Thursday's N'
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