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Wednesday, May 16, 1951!
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
IFiZi You Fote? . .
Those who oppose the proposed Student Coun
cil constitution and those who are in favor of it
will go to the polls today and vote. And the
greater percentage of University students will not
even be aware that an important election is be
in held. Or. if they do know that the constitution
ratification election is today, they will not vote
because they don't care.
These students who will not participate in the
election, the results of which are going to affect
every University student, are vivid examples of
the apathetic attitude towards citizenship which
is being manifested by people reaching legal
voting age today. They are examples of the kind
of citizens this country will have when Uni
versity students rea.ch the age of 21.
Many of these disinterested students advance
the theory that they are not interested in campus
politics. And this must mean that they are not
going to be interested in national politics when
they are able to vote in national elections.
Campus politics, for the information of those
disinterested students, are a miniature of national
politics. They are just as important because they
follow the same fundamental patterns that stu
dents will see when they are out of college.
The issues that are being brought to student
vote in this constitution are ones that will ef
fect every member of the University family.
Whether or not the individual colleges will have
Student Council representatives, what shall be
required of each person who desires to file for
a seat on the Student Council, how many votes
each person, whether man, woman, Greek or In
dependent, shall have in electing persons to the
Council, and in many others will be decided in
the constitution balloting today.
Can any person sit back and honestly say they
don't care about today's lection, when the issue
of whether or not their interests will be repre
sented in student government is being decided?
Another argument advanced by many students
against voting in today's election is that they
are not adeauatelv informed on the issues at
stake. The Daily Nebraskan, the Student Council,
the Independent leaders and the Greek leaders
have carried on an extensive campaign to publi
cize the proposed constitution, to insure each stu
dent's being sufficiently informed on the issues
to enable him to-vote intelligently in me eiec
These indifferent students are merely con
demning themselves ' when they use their lack
of knowledge as an excuse for not going to the
polls today. They are merely pointing out their
own apathy and selfishness when they admit, in
the light of the extensive constitution publicity,
that they are uninformed.
These very same students who do not go to
the polls today are the ones that will cry the
loudest when the results of the election begin to
effect them and their little lives. They are the
ones who will wonder why students haven't
been given more voice in their own government.
University students are being given all of the
voice in their government. The decision of
whether or not the proposed constitution passes,
is in their hands. All that is necessary to vote
today is possession of a University ID card. A
short walk to the city Union, the Ag Union or
Ferguson hall and a few minutes in a voting
booth is all that it will take to pass or defeat
Will the outcome of the proposed constitution
election be the result of the entire student
body's views or just a sheaf of papers accepted
or rejected by a few students who went to the
polls? Only those students who are honestly
citizens of their University have the answer. r.r.
For Shame . . .
Last Saturday, , the Cosmopolitan club was de
nied admittance to Linoma Beach because some
of its members are colored.
This is a disgrace both to the state of Nebraska
end to the University. The colored students in
attendance at the picnic were foreign students.
What a fine impression they must have gotten
of American democracy from this little incident.
. In the East, most places which bar colored
people inquire first whether the people in ques
tion are "really colored" or just from foreign
countries. There seems to be some difference be
tween colored people from the United States and
those from other countries.
Just what is the great difference between
colored and white people is a mystery. Many
people seem to have the idea that anybody with
a yellow, black or brown skin is afflicted with
some strange disease. Sociologists and anthropolo
gists say that there are no inherent racial differ
ences between people of different colored skins.
Proprietors who refuse to allow every Ameri
can citizen access to their facilities deserve to
have the patronage of none of them. American
ism means whole-hearted acceptance of every
precept of the constitution.
Mrs. Edith Sampson, U.S. delegate to the
United Nations, reported that she had been de
nied access to Washington restaurants because of
"I'm so ashamed of my country," she said.
When incidents like this occur, so are we. t.r.
Stolen Goodi '
Teeter-Totter Stunt Destined
To Share Goldfish, Flag Pole Fame
By Connie Gordon
Zany stunts are coming back to campuses all
over the country. Back in the early 20's and
early 30's, goldfish eating and flag pole sitting
were popular stunts for those campusites who
wanted to gain some sort of recognition.
The Lincoln Star reports a new stunt that may
gain the popularity that (ugh) roldfish eating
did. Two Seattle university students claimed
Sunday a new world teeter-totter record.
"The pair teetered and tottered off their board
at 11:31 p.m. Saturday night! They went then
monotonous up-and-down way-non-stop flight for
51 hours and 31 minutes, which breaks the old
record by one hour and 21 minutes. The old
record was set by two Washington State college
sophomores "less than a fortnight ago."
The new record claim rs (aces 21 and 20)
were both strapped to the board" and allowed
to dismount five minntes of every hour. One of
the boys manages to sleep intermittently, but
the other one "went the entire time without
Who knows, maybe someday, someone on the
University campus may break the record these
boys Just set
There is a poem from the "Herd on the Hill"
column that was stolen from the Bradley Scout
of Bradley University. I think you might enjoy
It goes like this:
"I was cheerful and gay as the funeral passed,
Sociology, ugh, it was finished at last
But the smile on my face stopped a young
passerby, And he asked why I laughed, where most peo
And that though it was wicked, I'd been happy
And that thought it was wicked, I'd been happy
Then the look on his face gave a chill to my
In a fatherly way, he put his arm through mine,
'I hate to shatter your mood, said the stroller,
'But that's a hearse of a different Kohler'!"
This is all the pilfered materials for today. So,
so long! FLASH
Ag Union to Sponsor Campus
Picnic for University Students
, by Hex Messersmith,
With only a few days left for
classes it seems that the lower
campus is repeatedly the scene of
picnic after picnic! At least Ag
campus does have a suitable place
to hold such affairs. This re
minds me that the Ag Union is
sponsoring an all-Ag campus
picnic Thursday evening on lower
Every student on Ag is cordi
ally invited to this affair and
every student should take advan
tage of the opportunity not only
to meet other Ag students but a
free meal is albo in the offering!
After all you just as well cash in
some more on the six dollars a
semester paid to the Union.
Congratulations are due Orein
Bawling:, Glen Nelson and Jim
Weber for placing first in the se
nior. Junior and freshman divi
sions respectively, of the Tri-K
crops and grain Judcing contest!
Like was mentioned last week
here was a chance for a little
"free" training In the things that
are taught for a price In the
classes on campus.
There is really a pleasant sur
prise in store for those Cornhus
ker Countryman subscribers: on
the cover of this month's maga
zine is a pin-up suitable for any
Another Starlight Terrace Ball
can be chalked up on the books
as a big success. Wayne White,
chairman, really did a bang-up
job on the arrangements for that
evening's entertainment The gol
den stars hung from the light
cords overhead and created a
very desirable effect. Of course,
some of the persons there danced
with their coats on, but it still
was very different Bob Russell
end his band added plenty of
rpiee to the event to say nothing
of Marion McCuUough's fine
Yes, this should be an annual
tradition, rather than just another
During final week you Aggies
don't want to forget that there is
still a TV set over In the Recre
ation room of the Ag Union. For
these days when there is not a
final test looming vp in the near
future, this recent addition to Ag
ITnion facilities should accommo
date many who do not have pic
nics, etc. on their minds.
Come on, you Ag students, let's
get out and cast your vote on this
proposed Student Council consti
tutional amendment today. No
matter whether you vote "yes" or
"no" it is the duty of every Ag
college student to get out and ex
press his views.
Chuckle of the week: Don't
tnyone ask Clayton Yeutter or
Charlie Adams how to take cin
ders out of a barbeque pit! They
might not like to be asked about
such ticklish subjects. I hear via
the grape vine that hot coals are
very essay ignited by a strong
wind and that after they are ig
nited they have a nasty habit of
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riease be brief when wrillns for the
Lettitrrlp column. Letters with a "nom
de plume" must be accompanied by the
name of the author. Views sxpressed In
this column represent opinion of
writer enly and not aeeeiearlly those of
To the Editor:
Last Saturday the Cosmopolitan
club, out on a picnic, was denied
admittance to Linoma Beach be
cause some of the students in the
party were colored. It was as
simple as that: no self-consciousness
on the part of the propriet
ors, no gentlemen's agreements
just no admittance.
We, as students, are to be held
collectively and individually re
sponsible for this disgustingly
gross violation of human rights.
Passive acceptance of such racial
policies (by no means uncommon
in Lincoln itself) is equivalent to
concordance. By patronizing rec
reation centers where none but
"Caucasian" students are ad
mitted we lend our sanction to
this disgraceful situation which
would make the man for whom
our city is named spin in his
grave like a top.
Of Draft Test
Selective service aptitude tests
may have unfortunate results for
some college students doing all
right in the classroom.
This is the opinion of CoL Lewis
F. Kosch, chief of the manpower
division of selective service.
Kosch apparently disagrees with
Henry Chauncey, president of the
Princeton, N. J., organization
which will administer the test.
Chauncey said many leading edu
cators have urged college students
to take the test even if they have
high scholastic records.
Kosch and Chauncey were
heard on a radio program, "Youth
and the Draft." Other members of
the panel were Dr. Arthur S.
Adams, president of the Amer
ican Council on Education, and
John G. Adams, assistant general
counsel of the defense depart
Chauncey said the results would
not be used against them. He then
asked Kosch what would happen
if a student in the upper half of
his class made a poor, score.
The local board," Kosch re
plied, "is under obligation to con
sider all the information before
it." He added that students will
have the right to appeal decisions
of the board.
Access to Files
Kosch said any draft registrant
has access to his file at the local
board, and can find out at any
time what his score is.
The test will be given May 26,
June 16, June 30 and July 12 at
1,200 centers. Different questions
will be used each time, but all
will have the same degree of dif
ficulty, Chauncey said.
"Hey, ma, I'm rich! I've been
getting blood money." After an
agonized . scream from ma, the
"No, no, it's all perfectly legal.
I sold my blood. Yes, I'm okay.
I sold it to the Vet's Hospital
for money. Of course, I had to
take a discount because my blood
is 86 proof, but I'm rich."
The beginning of this story
took place in May when the eager
beaver whose conversation you
have just read looked through the
"Rag" for pictures and saw an
article about blood. He found out
that the Veteran's Hospital would
buy his blood for $20 a pint and
began to find out for himself.
All the way out to the hospital
he had visions of rushing in
through .the sacred portals, flop
ping down on the bed and saving
some poor soul's life by pouring
into his blood stream some of his
own excess corpuscles.
It wasn't that way at all. He
was told by a receptionist to turn
right to the end of the hall and
go down the stairs. That he did.
In. front of him was the lab
oratory. Hundreds of needles
were lying on the tables and blood
was evidenly being drained from
all. Our hero, Big George, felt
Brave But Scared
Never daunted, he walked
bravely, but somewhat shakily,
into the room. He whispered out
the reason for his visit while
watching an inch long needle be
ing injected into an arm.
George was offered a chair and
told to roll up his sleeve. A towel
was placed over his lap "This
won't hurt a bit, but it might
splash a little, so keep the towel
on your lap."
He closed his eyes and grew
pale. George could feel the
strength being drained from him.
"That's all. You can open your
eyes now." George opened his
eyes. It was all over. It hadn't
They typed his blood. He was
no contagious diseases and a
a perfectly normal person with
common type blood. George really
A few weeks later, he was
called by the hospital. They had
a new patient and needed some
of his blood. Once more George
took the trip.
This time he wasn't scared: just
hungry. They had instructed him
not to eat before the donation.
Once there, he was hooked up
to various tubes and hoses and
George just lay there, almost
When it was all over he looked
proudly at the bottle of red stuff
that he had given. But he was
even prouder of the check that
was handed him as he left the
NU Politics 'Good for Chucks'
When Coeds Enter Picture
i by such feminine squeals of "Oh,
By Amy Palmer
It's not too often that Univer
sity coeds have a chance to mix
in campus politics, but when they
do, it's reall good for chucks.
Until today, the main argu
that's just what I think" or, bet
ter yet, "You're so right." All this
is accompanied by much flutter
ing of the eyelashes and other
better known wiles. She's not too
ments in all sections were the smart, but nice to have around.
pros and cons of the constitution
drawn up by the student t-ouncn.
It was rather hard for all the
parties involved to argue, since
they hadn't read the only, copy
Another of the better-known
types is the Legal Addict who can
talk for several minutes about the
whole situation and then finish
it up with that famous quotation,
available-of the proposed charter, , "Of course, I really don't know
but everyone is expected to enter anything about it." And you can
into the conversation and there tell from the previous words that
are certain tvDes that have even those are his truest words.
more to say about it,
To give you an example, there's
the scatter-brain "anything-you-say-is-okay-with-me"
just nods wisely and injects vari
ous comments whenever a silence
Wheat to India
The Indian government will re
ceive a token shipment of wheat
from the United States as a re
sult of action by Minnesota col
Thirty-two students represent
ing Macalester college, Augsburg
college and the University of
Minnesota recently presented a
trailer load of wheat to Mme.
Vijaya L. Pandit, Indian ambas
sador to the United States.
They were joined in Washing
ton by representatives from
Oberlin, Swarthmore, the Uni
versity of 'Michigan, Ohio State,
Randolph-Macon and Catholic
university. They planned to urge
their congressmen to urge passage
of the grain to India bill which
had been bogged down in con
The bill would provide two
million tons of grain for famine
threatened India. Debate in con
gress has centered upon whether
the grain should be a gift or a
They contacted other schools
and requested support through a
campus representative of the Na
tional Student association.
One other joker to avoid be
fore going to the polls is the "Big
Politician" type who can tell you
just how to vote, but he usually
avoids any reasons. The main rea-.
son is that he hasn't read it either,
but just likes to talk. These peo
She is more easily identified pie can easily be identified by
such phrases (usually whispered
very confidentially) as "Now let
me tell you" or "Now this is the
deal" or "Now don't let this out,
but I heard ..."
Yes, everyone can tell you how
to vote, but before they do, ask
them if they have voted yet. It's
Ian important event on campus,
but don't take it too lightly.
Think it t over you could even
go so far 'as reading the paper
you are judging. Whether you
realize it or not, it's a serious
You wouldn't sign a paper con
demning you to hang without at
least looking it over and it's a
sure thing you would vote on the
That's the way it is with the
constitution being voted on today
at the polls. No, it doesn't say
they'll hang you in small print,
but there are a lot of clauses that
will bear looking into.
Well, look into them first. Think
it over carefully and then vote.
Main Features Start
State: "If This Be Sin," 1:00,
3:24, 5:48, 8:12, 10:36. "The Great
Plane Robbery," 2:22, 4:47, 7:12,
Husker: "Never a Dull Mo
ment," 1:00, 4:03, 7:06, 10:05.
"Wagonmaster," 2:33, 5:36, 8:39.
Varsity: "Second Woman," 1:47,
3:45, 5:43, 7:41, 9:39.
Newman Club Dance, 8:30 p.m.,
Union, Rooms XYZ.
Newman club communion
breakfast, 10 a.m., Chef restaur
ant, 1309 N street
Newman dab picnic, 2:30 p.m.,
southwest section of Pioneer
park; meet at Temple at 2 p.m.
Ag Picnic and Sing. Free
games and food. Lower campus,
Craft Class in the Ag Union at
Free Movie in the lounge at 4
p.m., "The Iron Curtain."
Students wishing to apply
for rerular YWCA cabinet are
to fill out application blanks
There are several openinrs
in cabinet positions. A list of
these commission rronps will
be posted in the TW office.
Application blanks may be
obtained in the YW office.
They are to be returned no
ater than Friday noon.
51 Hellow Dance
Have you a date for the BABW
Hello Dance next fall?
This question may seem a lit
tle too distant to be answered,
but plans are now under way for
the fall event. The date has been
set for Friday, Sept. 28.
Carolyn Alma, BABW social
chairman is in charge of the
dance. The band ha snot yet
Highlight of the dance will be
the choosing of a successor for
Lois Larson, Hello Girl for
3:00 Music -from Everywhere.
3:15 Sweet and Lowdown.
2:30 Your Student Union.
3:45 Shake Hands with the
4:00 Curtain Call.
4:15 Curtain Call.
4:30 Fun with Facto.
4:45 Melody Inn.
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