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Monday, November 19, 1951
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
The Council Was Timid
A proposal to have freshman and sophomore
class officers was discussed a week ago ai the Ac
tivities Workshop. Presidents of the various organ
izations on campus discussed the much lamented
campus spirit situation. To my mind, and those
of several other organizational heads, the concensus
at the workship was that the University should at
least try a plan for freshman and sophomore clasa
Yet when the Student Council met last
Wednesday, the proposal was sent back to the
new class officers for further study. This is the
third time that the proposal has been sent back
to somebody for further study. By this time, It
should be one of the best studied proposals on
campus. The fact remains, however, that It 1
Someone said he didn't think anybody at the
workshop was In favor of having freshman and
sophomore officers. "What would they do?" he
asked. This statement seemed to take council mem
bers back. A motion to have freshman and sopho
more class officers died for lack of a second. A
motion to Investigate the possibilities also died
for lack of a second. Thus the motion was sent to
present junior and senior officers for further study.
Aparently few on the council knew enough about
the proposal ' to have strong opinions one way or
the oth-jr, so they timidly said nothing.
The proposal has been kicked around for quite
a while. Proposed originally by Aaron Schmidt,
president of the senior class last year, its provisions
are as follows:
Either class officers or a class council should
be chosen for the freshman and sophomore
classes. These officers would handle class af
fairs and matters affecting their group only.
They would be part of a larger plan to gener
ate some spirit and some interest In this Uni
versity among underclassmen.
The idea behind the plan is basically to retain
ome of the "rah-rah-ism" of high school for the
University. When students enter the University
from high school, they are full of pep and vigor
and enthusiasm for their school. They enter Uni
versity and find that enthusiasm for the school is
not currently In fad, so they lose their pep. If they
had some organization of their own to govern
them, they might be better citizens of the Univer
sity. What could councils do? They could sell fresh
man beanies. They could work on student dances
If they were able to actually participate in school
functions on the basis of being equal to others, in
stead of as workers, there might be more Incentive.
They could take stands on issues, or sponsor con
tests. These might be attractive to a freshman or
sophomore student. But after two years of inac
tivity, the junior Is not likely to start bubbling
with class spirit.
No good fairy is going to wave her magic wand
to make a junior enthusiastic when the sophomore
never was. A council plan would take several years
to show its effects. A one-year trial would prove
little. The first year would be a trial, but It should
not be a trial of the entire plan itself. School spirit,
long dead, could not be resurrected in a year or
even two. What this plan will take is time. Rome
wasn't built in a day. Neither can school spirit
be built in a day.
The attitude of some council members is sur
prising. They seem to be afraid to try anything.
Maybe this specific plan Is not the answer, but
nothing would be lost by trying it and a great
deal might be gained. Timidity never improved
any situation. The only possible loss would be a
few people's time, but it might well be worth
College Days Story (Cont.)
(The views expressed in the
Science Continues To March Forward
But Field Of Human Relations Neglected
People, after all, are the most unpredictable
and irrational of God's creatures The inconsisten
cies of the human mind are apparently the result
of our superiority over lower animals in that we
theoretically have the power to reason. We have
the capacity for making studied decisions, and
paradoxically we also have the power to mak
Our scientific advances are unparalleled in
history, but where man must deal with fellow
creatures he falls far short of the mark of real
tion at home which threatens to deprive us of
potential leaders through threat of deliberate
murder of the reputations -of public men.
How much more difficult it is to resolve the
little personality clashes which we have with our
associates in dorm or house than to give advice
on what France's policy should be toward her
North African colonies.
We cannot, at times, understand the behavior
of our closest friends; we cannot overcome the
temptation of personal gain at the expense of our
For example, the department of defense an- fellow men. In fact many of us have not learned
nounced that deaths among wounded soldiers in
Korea are one-third less than in World War IT
and that 70 per cent of our casualties have returned
to duty. But we can't explain, even to our own
satisfaction, just why we are fighting in Korea.
Chemists can tell us to a hundredth of a degree
and a thousandth of a gram the properties of sub
stances about which the average citizen has never
heard, but lack of intelligent diplomatic analysis
has sent our representatives home from countless
international conferences with heads bloody from
the blows of enemies whose only advantage lies in
their brutal denial of the fundamental rights of
individuals. Until we understand people, we cannot
deal effectively with them.
Anyone who stops to look about him is amazed J
at the fund of knowledge which we lack in the
field of human relations. We are surprised and
shocked at reports of war atrocities in Korea
where man murders man for political gain, but
we are little concerned with character assassina
te recognize what is morally right.
Any senator who advocated the use of our
$60 billion defense budget for a gifrantic cam
paign for brotherhood with our ideological ene
mies would at best be considered impractical and
at worst laughed out of the capitoL Any promin
ent citizen who proposed such a plan would
run the risk of tar and feathers. The unfortunate
thing is that the critics would probably be right,
if a little extreme. We would undoubtedly be re
warded for our pains by the loss of our chance
to exercise our reasoning powers, because revo
lution has seldom been found to be the way to
Perhaps the key to the solution lies in a realiza
tion of our inadequacies, a determined effort to
understand what is in the minds of those who have
been taught beliefs different from those we have
been taught, and patience to endure those charac
teristics of society which only evolution may
Dear Editor column are those of
tne writer ana not necessarily
those of The Daily Nebraskan.)
I have noted, with a great deal
of Interest, both the written and
oral comments of the past day or
two, following the presentation to
the Student Council of the Engl
neering Executive Board's pro
posal concerning College Days.
It has become clear to me that
both sides of the question are now
open for public inspection the
cards are on the table and the
combinations of play to follow can
result in only one of two con
clusions, to wit:
1. Either, several years hence,
the University campus will
proudly present a College Days
program of which we can all be
proud and which we "will sup
port vigorously, or
2. The Issues of today will
disintegrate into an inconclu
sive finale which will allow the
opportunities which are ours
(the entire student body's) to
slip past and do irreparable
It would anDear that both
groups have thus far made mis
takes. Are we, as a student body,
and the encineers as a minority,
capable of pulling ourselves to
gether in a realistic fashion? Are
we capable of rising above the
personalities (both sides) which
apparently are a large part in the
problem? Do we have the genuine
interest in the University which
will be reauired to challenge our
selves to solve the problem to the
best interests of the institution?
Let us consider for a moment
just why, in my opinion, we nave
clashed. We all know that inertia
pertains to the tendency of a body
to remain in motion or at rest. We
knnw that the clutch m the trans
mission of an automobile is to
hpin nlare the automobile into
mntinn in a eraceful and com'
fortable manner to overcome the
inertia with minimum disturbance,
whpn the clutch is engaged too
rapidly, nature's material may not
be able to sxana xne suras nu
something has to give resulting in
damage, distress and repair Dins.
Is our trouble that we (both
sides again) are attempting to
snap the clutch? Possibly this
is one of our first difficulties,
but there are others.
We are all going to be pas
sengers in this automobile.
Where are we going? Are we
big enough to take time to plan
our trip to choose a road from
which all of us can be thrilled
by the scenery which flashed
Who is eoine to drive this car?
Ts it. to be one eroup or an entity
representing all groups? (One of
the mistakes oi tne engineers was,
possibly, in offering to be the
I am sorry that The Daily Ne
braskan's headlines last Thursday
flashed our condemnation ot col
lege Days for we approve of the
idea, we honestly do. I am asking
the Nebraskan to reprint our let
ter at the close of these remarks
so that you may read it carefully.
We have a venicie to piace
into operation. The engine is
running. How are we going to
direct its energies? I sincerely
hope that the Student Council
and the administration will
move slowly as it is probably
best not to disturb the pro-
Ag Union Building Progress
Reported By Committee Head
I suppose you Aggies have been wondering if topic of introductions. The next discussion in the
the Ag Union Building committee has made any series be the week after Thanksgiving.
progress. Well, I finally got in touch with the presi
dent of the committee, and here is what has been
Material and money for the building of a new
Ag Union are not available at the present. The
$1,000 that could be obtained by the floating of
bonds is not enough to start construction and
the restriction on building materials would not
allow them to start if enough money was avail
able. So, until the present situation changes into -a
more favorable one, the committee is stalled on
any plans for buildinr.
However, architects are working on the plans
for the new Ag Union. They are also working on
plans for the building of two new men'rdormitorics
on the Ag college campus.
Under the direction of Mary Lou Huse, the new
Ag Union activities director, the present Ag Union
Also, don't forget the Ag Union's Saturday
Night Cabaret. More and more students are at
tending it every week. Last Saturday a variety
in its entertainment was featured by having stu
dents do the entertaining with songs and vocal
numbers Also, students attending the cabaret
enjoyed television and dancing.
The amino acid requirement study ends today"
at noon. And just in time, too, because the six
girls on the food test can now go home and enjoy
a big Thanksgiving meal. The test began Sept. 19
Results and details of the test should be announce
If ycu Aggies are going to get your tickets for
the Home Ec Smorgasbord, you had better hurry.
There are only 250 available, and they are going
fast. The smorgasbord is not only planned by the
At Union: Builders board meet
ine at 4 p.m.: Board meeting at
Union recreation committee at
Union: hospitality committee,
Cornhusker pictures: Nu-Med,
12:30 p.m. in west stadium.
Saturday, Nov. 24
Corn Cobs and Tassels will
meet at the usual time in the east
stadium to put out the card sec
tion lor the Oklahoma game.
Alain Features Start
Varsity: "Behave Yourself,"
1:49, 3:43, 5:36. 7:39. 9:44.
State: "Never Trust a Gambler,"
1:26, 4:11, 6:56, 9:41. "Roadblock,"
2:47, 5:32, 8:17.
Esquire: "Mad About Opera,"
2:00, 7:39, 9:19.
rrams of this school year but to
devote our planning to next
.year spring of 1953.
(1) The College Days Board as
it now exists be considered de
funct on the grounds that it does
not have a constitution approved
by the Student Council.
(2) Since there is no other
group on the campus that is en
tirely representative of the stu
dent body, we would like to sug
gest that it become the responsi
bility of the Student Council to
prepare a constitution for an ac
tivity that is similar in nature to
Engineers Open House, but which
includes the entire University.
The entire text of the Engineer
ing Exec Board's letter appeared
in Thursday's Daily Nebraskan.
ISA To Decide . , ,
To the Independent Students:
Last week there was an editor
ial which gave the position of the
Independent Students' association.
It was stated that the Sock Hop
last Saturday night was going to
make or break the organization
depending upon the success of the
The dance was a financial loss.
On the other hand, most of the
people there considered it a social
success. Because of the interest
and enthusiasm of those present,
the organization has been given
another chance. Several individ
uals have made up the financial
I really don't know what more
the Independent students want. I
certainly hope that the paid mem
bers of the ISA buckle down and!
make something of the organiza
I was thoruoghly disgusted to
find Saturday night that half of
the people at the ISA meeting a
week ago voted to have the dance,
no matter what, didn't even come
This Saturday. Nov. 17. Colo
rado university and Omaha uni
versity are sending official ISA
deleeations to meet with our inde
pendent group. It is important that
we have a delegation to attend
the meeting. Further announce
ments will b- made in the Daily
Remember, that ISA is the
organization of its members and
the effectiveness of the organiza
tion depends entirely upon its
members as a whole.
On The Air
3:00 Music from Everywhere
3:15 Coffee Royal
3:30 Authors of the Ages
3:45 Authors of the Ages .
4:00 Jockey Jamboree
4:15 Jockey Jamboree
4:30 Shake Hands with the
4:45 Sweet and Lowdown
5:00 Sign off
BY ANN OILL1GAN
Last weekend and the "lost
weekend" ran synonomously
around campus circles.
Guys and gals evidently decided
to celebrate the long-awaited
For instance, the Phi Delts de
cided to celebrate with a bowery
party. Julie Johnson dated Fos
ter Woodruff for the occasion,
Beth Alden was with Chick Bat
tey, Dorothy Elliott was with Dale
Capek, Carol Sievers and George
Mink were there, as were Louie
Roper and Shirley Ledingham and
Barb Wiltse and Dick Gerlach.
Beta Slgs held a "barbary
coast" affair. Dates included
Bert Wartchow and Shirley
Hallbock from Iowa State, Walt
Flicker and Stevie Allen, Dick
Huebner and Pat Ball, Dick
Pearson and Mary Lou Helbush,
and Paul Scheele and Glenda
Eddie Susby, of radio rangers
fame, was the chief entertainment
at the annual DU Stable Stomp.
Dates included Jerry Barton and
Mary Jane Mapes, Kirk Lewis
and Gretchen Hein, Howard Den
nis and Dodie Newman, Jack
Baugher and Mimi DuTeau, Dick
Asmusscn and Jean Wilson, Dick
Peters and Sally Seveska, John
Gibbs and Bev Taylor, Bob Mc
Kee and Marli Mooberry and Bob
Johnson and Al Stehly. Bob John
son and Jo Winkler and Bob John
son and Barb Hershberger. In
cidentally, these are three differ
ent Bob Johnsons!
Kosmet Klub-ing Friday night
were Kay Kinscy and Don Boh
mont, twins Jerry Roe and Joan
Roe with Ann Skold and Jack
Holmauist. respectively. Barb
Jones and Milt Dcwhirst, Jo Wal
lace and Don Dutcher, Muriel
Pickett and Dick .Schilling, Jan
Jaco and Larry Chafer, Bev Brown
and Dick Mead, Marlene Mcuui
lough and Ed Bridges, and Lianne
Farrall and Larry Dunning.
"Hunters" at the Saturday
night Farm House party were
Rex Messersmith and Mildred
Athey, Charles Stuber and
Peggy Mulvaney, Wayne White
and Joan Meyers, Joe Edwards
and Paula Scharman, and pin
mates Clayton Yeutter and
Some of the dates to the Theta
Xi "French Party" Saturday night
were Joan Meyer and Vaden
Miller, Joyce Hays and Al Blaha,
Jo Johnson and George Schantz,
Jean Steffen and Mark McCoy,
Lyn Albers and Denny Mitchem,
and frequent daters, Jane Haylett
and John Woolley.
Dressed as ubangees at the Phi
Psi house Friday night were Don
Collins and Mary Flynn Dick
Hovendick and Dot Hanson Joe
Smith and Hope Miner Bob:
Sievers and Donna Borgaard
Artie Westcott and Don Noble
and Betty Due and Paul Kruse.
"Partying" informally at the
Delt house Saturday night were
Susie Stoehr and Don Woods Bill
Adams and Mary Hubka Ted
Simonson and Betty Pepler Jim
Adams and Dee Garrett and Bob
Hasebroock and Gracia Eythe.
Attending the AOPi dinner
dance Saturday eve were Faye
Flsher, Ruth Cibson and Bob
Jaenlke, Liz Miller and Jack
Etten and Bicky Nedrow and
Dates to the ZBT no-theme
party included those of Marv
Steinberg with Bev Wilson, Leo
Schmidt with Nanette Cowles, Ron
Minkin with Jan Ickes, Bruce
Hollander with Barb Turek and
Monte Herman and Charney
Sigma Nu's and dates at the
Gold Rush party were Bill Knud
sen and Jewel Claussen, Lyle Alt
man and Jo Lamb, Stan Slpplt
and Jan Bull and Ted Heerman
and Corky Clore.
At the Terrace Hall dinner
dance were Jo Raben and date,
John Mulvihill, Emmarie Shramelc
and George Ellis, Suzanne Nelson
and Dan Tolman and" Irene Rob
erts and Ralph Hall.
And Pi Kapps at their "Harbor
Lights" party included Dick Hus
mann and Marilyn Tyson, Don
Leonard with Jo Folmer, pinmates
Jerry Reinhart and Jean Nelson
and Paul Stevbe and Joan Fred
ericks. "Hide-out" partners at the
Sigma Kappa gangster affair In
cluded Wilma Klndhart and
George Bauer, Edee Kutllek
and Russ Morgan, Marlene
Dumke and Owen Otto, Fat
Wiedman and Merle Hansen,
Ann White and Bill Renner and
Kay Siewert and Lee Blair.
But in spite of all the parties,
Gene Everett reports that he
spent a quiet Saturday evening at
home in the company of Faye
Emerson, while Joe Ponsiego pre
ferred the company of Janet
Leigh. Is TV getting that good?
Congrats to the Sigma Chi
pledge sweetheart finalists Bar
bara Blackburn, Mary Fuelberth,
Pat Graham, Jan Harrison, Muriel
Pickett and Connie Sehnert.
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