The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 12, 1952, Page 2, Image 2

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Tuesday, February 12, 1952
Finding The Road
"It breaks bis heart that kings most murder
" still,
That all his hours of travail here for men
Seem yet In vain. And who will bring white
That he may sleep upon his hill again?"
Years after this editor takes her place among
former college editors, she should like to think
that some sincere effort however minute was
exerted by her friends and members of her genera
tion toward attaining the "white peace" Vachel
Lindsay writes of in "Abraham Lincoln Walks at
If only a few more persons would "walk at that one syllable word, peace,
midnight" because of heavy consciences, instead of -fr
sleeping easily knowing full well they have done There's nothing really earthshaking that col
nothing toward alleviating this world tension and lege students can do today toward achieving it.
strife of the 20th century. But a simple faith the boy next to you in class,
Throughout the United States, the annlver- your roommate, your friends, ones you call ene
toil, to reflection on that great life so nobly lived.
Let the universal display from tenement to State
House of the flag of the United States of America
remind the people that our country is the United
States because ct Abraham Lincoln."
Tes, we are technically the united nation of
which Lincoln envisioned. We still have a long
way to go before we can practically say we are
united. This great American strove from day to
day to bring us the "sweet peace" which none
of our generation know internationally.
We've been seeking that peace a long time. A
trip to the planet Mars or the moon seems more
feasible today than acquiring the true meaning of
sary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday brings
many sentiments. Legally it is a holiday in
about 27 states. When his 100th anniversary
was observed in 1909 the memory of Lincoln had
already become a heritage to the people of the
entire nation, regardless of geographical section
of political belief.
In 1908, the governor of Massachusetts, where
every year Lincoln's anniversary date is to be
observed by official proclamation, ended his
mies, students witn wnom you work, iratemity
brothers or sorority sisters should be Greek, mem'
bers of your house or dorm is a step which
could be more potent that the latest scientific
hydrogen discovery.
Great men throughout history have not given
up hope. At times dictators and would-be Na
poleons have complicated the route. Maybe our
generation will make the right turns.
At least we can hope that some time during
proclamation as follows: "Let cannon and bell at our lifetime some generation somewhere may find
high noon call the people from sport or study or the right path. J. K.,
Twenty-One -So What?
arrives, how many of these students will go to the
polls and expect to be admitted as qualified
voters? Perhaps, es one Lincoln coed said, they
are waiting for their fathers to take them by the
hand and show them how to register.
The apathy (or is it just plain ignorance) of
these students was brought out in other ways.
Many did not realize that they would have to
declare their party affiliation in order to vote in
the primaries. One coed, when informed of this
fact, stated that since she did not believe in poli
tical parties, she would not vote in the primaries.
Several students said they voted for the man
rather than the party. This is a commendable
attitude, but they to realize that in the pri
mary election they can vote for the man whom
they believe to be best qualified, regardless of
the fact that they must declare their party af
filiation. The general attitude seems to be that the pri-
to the polls in the Nebraska primary, will these mary election is of little importance. Yet, how
students know any more about the candidates for many stop to realize that in Nebraska the results
whom they will be voting? If these students will of the primary election are indicative of results
spend even an hour or two a week reading the of the general election in November? That in
local newspapers or listening to radio newscasts, Nebraska the victorious Republican candidates in
perhaps by election day, they will be able to vote the primary usually win in the general election?
This survey reflects the views of only 19 stu
dents. Let us hope that a poll of all the eligible
voters on campus would show that more than
one-third know how to vote and know who is
running for office.
Yes, they are 21. They are citizens in the
legal sense of the word. But these uninformed
How often have University students said, "I'm
so glad I am (or will be) 21. I can vote this year."
They have said it, yes. But how many of these
would-be voters know anything about the coming
election? And bow many know how to vote?
And how many realize that as students living
away from home they will be affected by regula
tions for absentee voting?
Very few students can answer these ques
tions. In a quick survey of eligible voters on the
University campus, it was found that 7 out of
19 males knew which candidates have been en
dorsed for governor by their respective parties,
and only 5 of the 19 knew the senators endorsed.
Women polled showed about the same ratio.
Two of the eight knew the endorsed candidates
for governor and three knew the senatorial can
didates. Yes, they want to vote and undoubtedly some
of them will When April 1 arrives and they go
What Am
I Doing
Bob Rekhenbach
Today let's take a bite out
of the hand that feeds us,
Since I'm starving to death I
don't have any particular
qualms about such an act.
The editors are in danger
of being expelled from the
Associated and Amalgamated
College Newspaper Editors of
America (CIO). It seems that
they have violated the first
provision tor membership,
that rule being "In the inter
ests of fairness and equality
of quality of editing, the edi
tor and or associate editor of
each college newspaper shall
ration judiciously and economize
as much as possible the number of
crusades carried on in the course
of one semester."
This rule assures the editors of
following semesters ample situa
tions upon which to vent their
Ye poor old ed next semester
will find himself absolutely
without any possible crusades.
He will have to decide whether
to go back to editing a news
paper or to snatch the banner
from the fallen warriors. This
is without doubt a desperate
Have you ever noticed how edi
tors accept as fact the items which
appear in the columns of their
papers when they, of all people,
should know better? (This axiom
does not apply in the case at hand,
Or . . . are they honorary? Just
what is the basis for the selec
tion of the honarary sponsor of
f ershmg Rifles company A-2. Did
they show up well in platoon
ciose-oraer drill? Or did they ex
cute the manual of arms with
extra finesse and precision?
(Steady, there.) At anv rate, one
of the three finalists will com
mand as Honorary sponsor of the
rersning Kiiies company A-2 and
will surely typify what an hon
orary should be.
Specific Rules Needed;
'Mercy Is Strained'
Tom Rische
(Th wMom cMtaiMd la ! coia the semester, although these cases
an mi Mcunuiir o n u Mbn may be appealed.
When Portia remarked in
Shakespeare's "Merchant of
Venice" that "the equality of
mercy Is not strained," she said
a mouthful. She was arguing
the relative
merits of the
claims of An
tonio and
S h y 1 ock, in
the famous
case in which
Shy lock de
manded a
pound of flesh
for Antonio's
back debts.
Portia argued,
and success
ful I y, that
ll all
Shylock should have his pound
of flesh and no more, :id that
he could not sh one drop of
blood in obtaining bis pounnd.
And how many students know
that drunkenness often means
probation, no participation in
extra-curricular activities? In
many cases, the Dean of Student
Affairs makes students brought
in for chronic drunkenness
write papers on the effects of
alcohol on the human body.
Many of these students change
their minds after reading their
own papers.
Hi Life
Connie Go lion
There's more than meets the
This versatile term has been
applied tc many persons, places
and things. Fitting into one of
these three cat
egories is the
plain, common
There was a
time not so
long ago when
the average co
ed's billfold
served only two
nnm oses a
How many students are aware place for money
of the consequences of cheating and jdentifica
on examinations? The usual pen-ition But now,
any or nrsi ouenaers in .coeds who keep
cases is iauure oi we cum tc. ocv
, , " :.,J . " vy v-Hia t U1U
ma ouenaers are oueri uuiiiifoId. m few and far between.
from school. Unusually flagrant
first-time cheaters may be dis
How many know that disor
derly conduct (which covers nu
merous sins ranging from vandal-
University officials are faced ism to illicit sexual activity) may
with something of the same prob- result in probation or suspen-
lem in dealing with errant stu-jsion, depending upon the offense?
dents. These who have charge of Persons who commit major crime,
dealing with students who have such as murder, grand larceny,
strayea irom the accepted paws or homosexual activities, are us-
of behavior must decide what
punishment they must extract
from the offender to help him see
the error of his ways.
A recent unofficial survey was
taken to more or less ascertain
just what the average coed car
ried in her billfold. Some of tho
results were Interesting to say
the least, considering the siso
of the average billfold.
One coed said that her billfold
contained the following necessary
and unnecessary items6;; a comb,
ID card, another, identification
card, 83 cents, four bobby Dins.
one hair pin, lipstick, three pio
But how is the student to know parking tickets may result in suS'
when he becomes offensive in the pension from school for a week?
eyes or. tne university? now is
he to determine when his acts be
uallv dismissed immediately from "nc "P?"ck, uiree
- . . I lures, xwo notes, iwo scaiety pins
5cn " (and a social security card.
How many students know that. To be able to get all items
a large collection of University, mto one carrlable container is a
Only one of the students interviewed had
registered as a voter. Half of the 12 males who
lived In cities requiring voter registration did
not know how to register. Three of the five
women from cities with populations over 7,000
did not know how.
Yes, they want to vote. But when election day students are they good citizens? S. A.
A Lesson From Lincoln
A few years ago Harvard's historian, Arthur for the Congressional Directory, to conclude hi
M. Suhlesinger, invited 55 outstanding authorities several modest sentences simply with the artless,
in American history to rate the United States "There is not much of it, for the reason, I sup
presidents In the five categories: "great, near pose, that there is not much of me."
great, average, below average and failure." He could hear the worried citizen ask during
Abraham Lincoln was the only one to get all 5 tLe darkest days of the way, "Mr. President, do
votes for top rank. you think God is on our side?" and answer with
Everywhere we see tributes to the "Great feeling, "I'm much more concerned with whether
Emancipator." from the heroic figure within his or not we are on God's side." And he could base
memorial In Washington and the countless entire Plicy with the heartfelt challenge on
statues planted on lawns of our public buildings the second inaugural address: "With malice toward
to his likeness In classrooms, texts and on coins, none, with charity for all, let us strive on . ,
stamps and letterheads. "At
Orators are forever quoting or misquoting Lincoln's course was set on a fixed star; those
him. Well over a million of his words are in print around him veered with tte caprices of political
for all to ponder more than in the total recorded and Personal fortune.
works of Shakespeare or the Bible. He has be- thU na,,t'r ls Covered of
come the most biographize personality in human Lincoln's amasing self-growth. In losing bim
history. One writer observed that Lincoln is as self hc found himself. He had the proportioned
much the greatest figure of the modern world as viewpoint he perceived how self properly fitted
wag Socrates of the ancient lnto the VMt 8chetne of ttta mf h
, been men better skilled, but none so ateady of
The luster of the Lincoln name ls bright if this is the lesson that should be gleaned
even outside of the United States. His celebrated out 0f the Lincoln legend, how pertinent it is in
Gettysburg address has been printed in almost a day when self-interest has brought our trtional
every language. In fact, foreign historians treat conduct to its present low level! The Lincoln
this president with more reverence than almost legend hallows our whole people, but unless we
anything else that ls American. Russia's Tolstoy ag individuals absorb it and live by its message,
wrote of Lincoln: "He aspired to be divine and we ourselves are unblessed,
ho was."
"The plain man ls the basic clod from which j, jt too much to hope that In this year of
we grow the demigod," wrote Foss. In all the frightful domestic and International peril we,
accumulating adoration of Lincoln, that which was who Inherit the Lincoln lesson, will rise above
the plain man in him recedes into the background, ourselves to fashion a better world where pleas
and he emerges more and more a mythical legend. nre yields to principle and profit to public good?
But If we in our own critical time In history Then only will be live in worthy tribute to
are to benefit by the examples of those whom Abraham Lincoln and all other American heroes
wo universally revere. It ls necessary that their who "more than self their country loved and
Uvea ar.d words be cast In the mold of com- mercy more than might.' K. Ea,
polling and useful lessons. .
In th. life of Abrahtn Lincoln, Americans- OWhtUkaJV
and all the world's people who worship at his FORTY-NINTH TEAR
shrine may discover today's most needed lesson. Member
It is clear in the answer to th challenging ques- Associated Collegiate Press
tion of how this man, beset hy personal llmita- Intercollegiate Press
tioni and spiritual turmoil, nevertheless rose above Th. niir Nebrwiwi to wiwuhed r o jiu at a Untanit
' ' at Ncbrmlti n acpmilon ot ctudents' am and opinion only.
his environment and became more and more a Aocordtni to Article n of the b?-li coverninf nudnt putn-
i tr- j ' m ix i ,1.. . . isaUona and adminbtered br the Board of Publication!. "It to
real person. He aid it in the manner of all good ux declared poller of uw Board that publication, under in turit-
mcn-by viewing life through selfless eyes. Like tt. ? T.nTLXuX IS?
the acrobat who knows the fatal consequences of J?, ,2 "it, 'S'XZl,
staring at the rope on which he treads, Lincoln primed."
, . . , , , , . . , , , , , , Subscription ratea are 12.00 iemeeter, $2 50 mailed or 13 00 for
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the , carping crowd and the temptations of his mntintlla m,. one hue mbuM durini the month of
nrn-iHrwi tn li hnrimn whpr he could think to a Aueuet by the Unlvertltr of Nebratfca under the aupcrvlnlon of the
position TO inO Horizon wnere fle COUia wun. lO m Sludenl Pubiicationi. Entered aa Second Cl Matter
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f" 1m fit lfnn that binds tor ether some EDITORLiL STAFF
n a .a a i.. .-.I- Edllnr JoeaRjneger
C-I BM WV"t BKtfl vucrwwBU uumiui kieuiii. Aaioclate Editor Ruth Raymond
U fertile fctn, wheu writing his autobiography ;;;;;;;;;.-:.vv." -rUSSSl
Jaa Steffca, Hal Haateibalrh, Baity Hall
' S porta Editor Jaterenall Kuahner
at f wi a - m opone mbhi ........... uirnn pjeiaon
Ycti can fool soma of the people all of ,hou"r,I"MU 'uusixtss stafp b 8herm"
1' tima and all of the people some of the ," mm co
!.... ti.j.i.0 " " . t I Aiet, btuineae Manaaen ............ Staa Bippla, Arnold Btera.
i -; but you can't fool all of the people all Mm .nZ
it ti.3 tis.- Attributed to Lincoln. kX'KS ..:'.'.:'..'..'.'.".'..'.".".'.'.'.".'.'..'. juTnyeuom
Ag TM-TWCA ioint meetinff.
7:30 p.m., Ag Union, Dick Gary,
siuaent pastor, to speak.
Legion de Fusiliers smoker, 7:30
p.m., Military science building.
voea foiues oetween-acts en
tertainment tryouts, 4:30 p.m.,
Corn Cobs, 5 p.m., Union. All
junior actives and workers.
Sigma Theta Epsilon rush party,
7:30 p.ra, Wesley house.
Typical Nebraska Coed final
judging; 7:30 p.m Union, Room
ASME meting, 7:15 p.m., Rich
ards laboratory, Room 206..
Red Cross board filings close, 4
Fine Arts ensemble concert, 8
p.m., Union ballroom.
Block and Bridle club, 7:15 p.m.,
Room 208, Animal Husbandry
building. i
Seach Week executive commit
tee meeting, 4:30 p.m., Wesley
Student house.
Phalanx meeting, 7:30 pjn,
Room 206, Armory: all members
requested to be present; Corn-
busker pictures to be taken.
Valentine box social, 7:30 p.m..
Ag Union lounge. Proceeds for
March of Dimess.
Leadership conference, 9 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m, Union. Open to all
Thomas Jefferson planned and
founded the University of Vir
ginia opened in 1825.
On the ocean bottoms are more
than 100,000 miles of international
communication cables.
come .wrong doing? Does the
University make any attempt to
let a student know what consti
tutes wrong doing? Here is what
the students receive to steer them
from the paths of evil:
"The University expects its
students to be ladies and gen
tlemen. Misconduct of a stu
dent may cause him to be re
fused registration, suspended or
expelled. A call from a Univer
sity must not be neglected. Dis
honesty in written work, includ
ing examinations, should be
referred to the Dean of Student
Affairs. A student who has
been refused registration, sus
pended or expelled for conduct
by an administrative officer,
may appeal such decision to the
Student Committee on Student
Specific, isn't it? Sounds like
one of the current political
speeches condemning sin. No
where in this bulletin are the spe
cific offenses set down and their
punishments listed.
The list of sins, some of them
quite minor, is much longer.
But the fact remains that many
students do not know that over
stepping the bounds of behavior,
as seen through the eyes of the
University, may result tn dis
missal or loss of privilege, 'ihe
University might do well to lay
down its policies in no uncertain
terms. Some leniency could be
given In cases which seem to
merit it
Mercy is another factor which
problem that most billfold man
ufacturers have overcome very
In the past few years, all sorts
of secret and open compartments
have been added to these billfolds
so they will be able to accommo
date these many items. Some bill
folds contain as many as 10 com
partments. These compartments
include regular compartments for
money, photos, identification plus
a miscellaneous pocket on the
outside of the billfold for mad
money, etc. In the same billfold
are places for keys, hidden money,
cards and any little items that the
average coed happens to wish to
migni cause mm or ner ro oecome k t f j ht amazing
worse in their habits, when the .v ,,.. i. .i..!
school might have helled him J toey are comparatively small for
rVvT. u.vjithe amount of items they hold.
more easily than second or third
time offenders.
Mercy should be used in help
ing the student to understand
his own problems, and how to
correct them. For what is the
function of a University If it Is
not to help Its students to be
come educated and therefore
better citizens?
How many men and women
now in penal institutions might
How many students know, for: not be there if they had received
instance, that they are subject to; a little understanding and help in
dismissal if they are found driv'
luig while drunk? The penalty in
such cases is most often dismissal
earlier life? Society, and the Uni-
Some of the newer billfolds
are being made out of a very
strong plastic. Although these
billfolds are poor imitations of
leather or other animal hide,
they are amazingly tough and
wear very well. In addition, they
are much less expensive than
animal hide billfolds of tho
same capacity. And after all.
with all the stress and strain the
average billfold receives, it
must be both strong and able
to hold a good amount of items.
If there was only one thing
learned from this unofficial sur-
from school for the remainder of ivored brothers.
versity as a part ot society, hasjvey of billfolds, it was that big
an obligation to help its less fa- or small, empty or full, they're
ihere to stay.
New Word For You
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for fall tnfenaatiea aevtact Tear earaat
One visitor in the editor's office last week was
a rather disturbed student bemoaning the admin
istration's disciplinary measures against parking
violators. He had been spending several days see
ing instructors to get his assignments because he
had been 'rusticated" one week for various park
ing violations.
As a penalty for continued negligence in ob
serving parking regulations, students and faculty
alike may be subject to the practice of rustica
tion. It is not The Nebraskan's contention that either
students or faculty violators should go unpunished.
If any parking system is to succeed, it must be
strictly enforced. However, The Nebraskan ques
tions the advisability of using this temporary sus
pension method as means of punishment
In a student's case, valuable classroom time
is spent outside. Ironically enough, for the stu
dent probably violated rules in the first place
Just to ret to class. As for faculty members, it
seems more students would be harmed by failure
of an Instructor to appear for classes for a week.
Technically, this punishment applies to all per
petual violators.
Webster defines "rusticate" as "to be banished
to the country."
Student drivers take heed. Better add this word
to your vocabulary or youH find yourselves "in
the country." This editor wonders just if and how
their education will be furthered. J.K.
Margin Notes'
An administration official, Monday, in warning brought to the attention of offending coeds, re-
a University student who had collected four cam- gards the practice of taking "overnights." Trom
pus parking tickets, mentioned the exciting ele- now on, coeds must sign out for an overnight
ment of chance that entered the daily parking before 8 p.m. that night Enforcement of thia
problem race. He suggested that the student driv- rule is designed to halt the practice of returning
ing to classes adjust himself to the problem of to the house at the last minute before closing
skipping class because he couldn't find a place to hours to sign out for the evening. University
park or park illegally and take the chance of women should be flattered at the responsibility
getting a ticket and trust bestowed upon them!
The official also suggested that the student
tell his "early class" instructor of his parking Reports by Earl Campbell, retiring president
problem and ask if it would be acceptable to be of the University Foundation revealing an increase
a few minutes late each day. Coming forth with of 25 per cent in the number of alumni giving to
another suggestion, the official concluded that the the foundation, are encouraging. Such contribu-
student in question might drop his early morning tions enable further educational advancement es-
class. pecially in fields of research.
After much thought and deliberation on the It would he enlightening to be able to think
subject. The Daily Nebraskan wishes to suggest that the added contributions to the University in
that parking lots be arranged for frustrated stu- dicate a greaer realizaion of he value of higher
dents atop the Carillon tower. educaion essential in this complicated and scien-
tific age. But whatever the cause, the result is ap-
An old AWS rule, now being enforced and predated.
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Coca-Cola U the answer
to thirst. If you're digging a
well or boning op for exams,
keep fresh for the job.
Have a Coke.
According t$ Plautur
It If
to te Jigging
a well
just as
someo undo authokiy or na cocaou cotf ant it
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