The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 07, 1952, Page 2, Image 2
1 I t ' 5 . v THE DAILY NEBRASKAN Wednesday, May 7, 1952 I Barbed Wire I Stolen Goods EDITORIAL PAGE It's All Over . . . But The Shouting, We Hope Approximately one-third of the University With the class officers, it is another story. nion momwhin 1 Ms nnf nt s snn wpnt to Thpv simDlv filed: but they won election. It is the noils Monday and elected eight men. six of extremely doubtful that they won their new posi them faction-backed, as junior and senior class tions on the basis of the pros or cons of their officers. Thirteen men and women, mostly men. various campaign platforms, tsui tnese em peo were chosen at this University election to serve pie all have one factor in common: each one on next year's Student Council. pledged, if elected, to scarry through the platform The election was not quite a Faction victory, which they expressed in the election forum last Neither was It any sort of confidence vote for the week. Senior Action Committee. And, as usual, women of course, each candidate stood upon a plat voters seemed to follow independent or sorority- form 0f do-good for the University, with the sister channels in their voting procedures. No matter how elected and with what plu ralities, we now have eight new class officers and part of the 1952-'53 Student Council. One third of the eligible voters put these people in office. And each one of these persons has prom ised their constituency many things. The people who went through campus elec- exception of a few humorous persons. Most of the candidates spoke about class unity, a bigger and better junior-senior prom and finances for their respective classes. The election has come and gone; we have new officers and part of a new Student Council. The Daily Nebraskan congratulates these new officers Hons to become Council members have proven, at and sincerely hopes that the old phrase, "It's all least in a small way, their interest in the Univer- over but the shouting," will hold true for the sitv. Thev have shown their interest in their col- University. By this, we hope that the shouting lege, received at least 25 legal signatures on their will become sincere, concentrated and effective filing forms, and have received the support of the work and planning lor xne gooa 01 me university, maiorJtv of voters in their colleee. its students and their government. R.R. She Couldn't Vote At least one of the candidates for senior class officer Monday could not vote for herself. 'And it was not from over-modesty or from a lack of confidence in herself. Likewise, a number of sophomores had to vote for senior class officers, and about the same num ber of juniors could not vote at all for class of - f icers. What was the difficulty? The trouble lay entirely in the Student ' Council's definition of juniors and seniors. In determining election eligibility, the Council used the credit-hour scale employed by the Univer sity. Under this system, students with 27 hours or more are sophomores, those with 53 are jun iors and those with 89, seniors. The hours were figured as of the end of the first semester. Assuming that 125 hours are necessary for v .graduation (in all except Pharmacy and Engineer- . . . Even For Herself their original classes. The second possibility would base class standing upon the previous fall's credit-hours. While there Is greater chance for variation through the entire year than through a single semester, the credit-hours would conform more exactly with the 53-89 standard set by the Uni versity. The credit-hours as of last September are, incidentally, used as the basis for class standings of students named In the Honors Day convocation list. A definite problem posed through this system is that the office of records and registration would not be able to supply grade-credit slips for de termining class standings as it did this spring because the office's files now include credit-hours earned last semester. The third suggestion comes from the system emnloved in the Colleee of Engineering. Accord ing colleges), the Council made certain that any ing to Dean Roy M. Green, a student's standing person voting for senior class officers would have depends not upon the number of hours he pos- 36 hours left to earn before graduation (including, sesses but upon the date of expected graduation, of course, this semester). Because 18 hours is barring academic difficulties. considered to be a normal load a semester, this meant that the student had at least two semesters to go. The result, however, would have been the same if the difference had been much over 20 hours, since an eligible number of these students The system thus allows a wide variation in hours required for graduation and allows a dif ference in the number of hours different stu dents carry each semester. To employ this method in Student Council elections might involve a great deal of red tape will complete their education before the end of or ,n fact might even be imposible. It would two semesters, The same applied to sophomores (so-called juniors), as the difference between 53 and 89 hours was again 38 hours. In either case, it was possible, by taking 18 . hours a semester, to become a junior at the end of three semesters or a senior at the end of five. Granted that the present standards create confusion and discrimination, there are at least three possibilities for constructive change. The first two involve modifying the present credit hour system, while the third would call for a com plete .change of election basis. The first possibility would simply increase the maximum sophomore and junior hours from 53 and 89 to, say, 60 and 95. This would allow sophomores to retain their status even though tak ing up to 20 hours each of their first three semes ters. Juniors would be able to take up to 19 hours each of their first five semesters. A great many borderline students would thus be moved into if it were used effectively, solve the entire prob lem of classifying sophomores, juniors and seniors merely by determining the number of semesters remaining before graduation. After all, this is exactly the thing the credit-hour system tries to accomplish in a very arbitrary manner. Each of these three possibilities has its ad vantages and its drawbacks. While none of them may be as simple as the method used in Monday's election, each would at least partially correct the discrimination involved. There are undoubtedly other ways of accom plishing the same thing. The purpose here, how ever, is not to discover what should be done. The facilities of the system have been pointed out. The need for a revision has been shown. The rest Is up to the new Student Council. Perhaps in next year's spring elections all sophomores can vote for junior class officers, and all juniors can cast ballots for senior officers. K.R. An Ordinary American Where will President Truman place In history? The Question might appear rather premature at the present for he is still a vigorous man of 67 and has always loved a good fight. His ef fect upon both national and international events are far from ended and he will continue in his present position until Jan. 20, 1953. . . . Where Will He Place In History? president. But against Truman the man, few voices are raised. Even his critics find It hard to dislike Truman the man. Truman is the first to admit that he landed In the White House by accident. He did not want to be vice president to say nothing of president. The job came to him because of a convention If he does retire when his successor enters deadlock between Henry Wallace and James F. the presidential job, his place in history will be Eyrnes. decided by his merits of his 7 year record in the White House. And what will history reveal? Will our grand children think of him as the man who placed the His plain mannerisms, Missouri twang, bright sport shirts all the markings of the ordinary American. It was the ordinary American who United Nations into the role of the almighty ruling ro 6 burning letter to a critic of Margaret s Dinging, xi woo me oruiiiuiy American wnouiCK close to his friends even though some of them did Gals With Degrees Often Lose Out In Matrimonial Race, Book Declares Barb Wylie- I think all concerned will agree that Ivy Day was a big success this year. Reading over the list of those who were honored at the festivities shows a better-than-average chosen group who will don the Mortar Board and Innocent garb for the coming year. In the past, after the dust has settled, many have been un satisfied with the results, but this year everyone seems to be pleased with the outcome. One thing that is apparent from baturday's event is that the m- no cents need new robes. Aftc detecting numerous small moth holes and evident wear and tear on the robes, it is pretty obvious that the Inno cents are defi nitely not handy with a needle. Perhaps ihe m o n e y taken in from ;;he sale of women's apparel at che men s dorm could be con fiscated for this needy cause. Another thing that attracted much attention were the let ters TNE painted on the trowel used to plant the ivy and the three or four black-robed males roaming suspiciously In the background. These small, lurk- ing innuendoes remind us that ihe skull and crossbones are still near the surface of activity. The one thing that can stop the faction turns out to be a group of women. The previously sched uled check-off station after elec tions Monday was the Phi Gam house, but. when their Mothers club decided to hold their meet ting that day, the check-off sheet was taken to the ATO house. Yes, women still have a place In cam pus politics. For loyalty ana party spirit, the All-University party has It. When asked if the party would take steps if a certain fraternity supported their candidates or the faction's, one faction mem ber was heard to reply, "I don't know, I haven't been told what to say yet." I wonder If they have a five year plan, too. Don't tear up the bean patch. 'Marilyn Mangold to the Wylle Letterip Poor Schedule To The Editor: How dnanv of the students at this University have 9 a.m. classes on Monday, Wednesday or Fri day? More. I grant you than nave classes at 12 noon the same days. Therefore I fail to see the rea soning set forth in the procedure of this semester s exam schedule It is commonly known that students have two principal de sires during exam week. The first is to pass their various examinations; the second to get home and away from school as soon as possible. Due to lack of foresight on the part of those responsible for this semester's schedule a majority of the stu dents will be forced to remain in Lincoln until May 31, thus eliminating all possibility of be at home for Memorial Day. In short, the whole schedule seems to have been put together with complete disregard for the student body. Why has such a departure been made from the pohticies of previous semesters? Why keep us here longer, when thoughtful consideration on the part of a few could easily have eliminated such an unpleasant ar rangement? CLIFF DALE BILL FARMER Thanks Juniors To the Editor: I want to thank the Junior class of this year for having enough To the many girls who have come to college to find a husband, the recent book, "They Went to College," provides some disillu sioning news. According bearded au thorities, wom en college grad uates under the age of 30 who 11 d V C 11 C V C I married Hum-, ber 41 percent, but only 25 percent of all U.S. have never married. Irre futably the col- 1 , mt ttl : dastardly deed. Coach Schoel was heard to remark that he was going to send the makers of the soap his testimonial on the suds-maklng ability of their product in cold water. Prejudiced Writers Another new book, "USA Con fidential." brands California Uni versity as a "bed of sexual per version, left-wing teaching, and narcotics addiction, with plain old - fashioned love-making re garded as corny." Bewildered stu dents write indignant letters to the Daily Californian. We wonder if they aren't just poor ordinary people like us who get most of their wild college life in reading a West Coast counter- lege girl is in a shaky canoe; Mangold and the longer she remains single jpart of Cornshucks. uib mure cei lain uecume uei i. . . 12 I D chances of perpetuating her spin-, Western Monkey DUSineSS sterhood. Those are the facts: Go home, young woman, go home. Suds Halt Oars Soapsuds halted rowing practice recently at Cornell. A prankster had poured a full box of soap flakes in the recently completed practice tank and each oar stroke churned up bigger and better suds. Over 50 barrels of suds were emptied by the freshman squad and practice was halted. The swimming team, wrestlers and varsity rowing crew are under suspicion of having done the A College of the Pacific stu dent waited until roll had been called in his 96-member class and then walked out of the room waving goodby to the pro fessor. An enveloping overcoat and a monkey mask concealed his identity so well that the in furiated prof had to call the en tire roll again to discover which one of his gleeful students was missing. Hawaii Ideals - The Missouri Student fears Uni versity of Hawaii students are taking the wrong track in their id- attempt to gain statehood for their country. Students there are fight ing a proposal to allow the sale of beer at the school's stadium, thus proving their inability to ac cept the ideals and standards of the U.S. collegian. Return Of The Bicycle? A California U. writer wonders why students don't ride bicycles instead of worrying about where to park the car every day and as sumes it is because bike-riding appears undignified at college age. undignified or not, as soon as they develop a two-seater bi cycle with blinds that can be drawn shut on moonlit nights, we expect to see a good many more two-wheelers on campus. The Same Everywhere The University of North Caro lina recently held their annual sorority sing, the Valkyrie Sing. The Daily Tar Heei reports that after the sing a crumpled piece of paper was found on one of the benches where the sororities sat. On the paper were scribbled sev eral lines to direct the girls in singing. They are printed here with in their entirety: "1. Words. "2. Pep, smile, stand straight. "3. Sell the song; put your heart into it; think of the notes, don't flat. "4. Sopranos and seconds loud, loud." Korn Kernels- Saturday's Starlight Terrace Ball To Climax Ag Union's Dances Dale Reynolds ' f MRMk 4 Reynolds The last Ae Union dance of the year, the Starlight Terrace ball, will be held uriaay nignx irom 9 to 12 p.m. in front of the Ag Union. Jimmy Phil- wo lips and his or- c h e s t r a will furnish the mu sic for the dance. Tickets may be pur chased in the Ag Union of fice or from any dance com mittee member for $1.20 per couple. .Tananese lan terns and balloons will decorate the terrace in front of the Ag Union, and refreshments will be served at tables around the danc ing area. The new Ae i Union board is now working on their annual all Ag campus picnic and fun day, to be Laid neitr Wednesday after noon, May 14. The new board members, Bill Waldo, Don Leising, Mary Ellen Maronde and Don Lees, are planning for games, con tests, lunch and a community sing. Some of the games win in clude sack races, three reused races, ball throw and a Softball game. They will start about 4 p.m., and will be held on lower Ae campus. The picnic will start around 6 p.m. and will also be held on lower campus. A community confidence in me to elect me prcsi dent for next year. I will sincerely trv to keep that confidence throughout my term of office. I will also try o carry through every promise that I made dur the campaign. This means that I am pledged to see that there is a senior class policv on campus issues of im portance to seniors. It means that I must put the constitution for the iunior-senor class officer- council board through the Stu dent Council and into effect. It means that I must do everything I can to interest you in buying announcements and class rings so that the class will build up i treasury. When I made these promises, I was only hoping for a chance to carry them out. Now that you have given me that chance, I will carry tMem out. Thank you, DON PIEPER. SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT sing will be held following the picnic. All Ag students are in vited to attend. e After the smoke had all cleared from the spring elections, Ag col lege found that its amendment to the Ag Executive board had . fi nally become official. Ag organizations for the first time are electing representatives to serve on next year's Ag Exec board. These organizations are Block and Bridle club, Tri-K club, Varsity Dairy club, Soil Conservation society, Agricultural Economics club, University 4-H club, Homo Economics club, Vo cational Agriculture club, Ag YWCA, Alpha Zeta and Phi Up snon Omicron. The new amendment also car ries with it a statement which should see very few absenses at future Ag Exec board meet ings. The amendment states that any member of the Ag Exeo board Who is absent from a meeting must submit a written excuse to the board. If more than one of these ex cuses is not accepted by a major ity vote of the board, then both the member and the organization which he' represents shall auto matically lose their representa tion for the remainder of the year. This seems to be a fairly strong part of the amendment, and If the Ag Exec board get's as strong and takes on as many responsibilities and activities as it plans, it should be enforced. C O Next semester. Ag students will find that they will have to get up a little earlier in the morning, as all classes are being scheduled to start on the hour, instead of 20 minutes after. This may now require a little more planning ahead for students, in order to get all the classes they want to take on both campuses. Trl-K is holding its annual crop judging and seed identi fication contest Saturday. The contest will be held in the Col lege Activities building, starting at 8 a.m. and lasting approxi mately three hours. There will be Ihree divisions in the contest, freshman, junior and senior. The freshman division is for students with no agronomy or agronomy 1, and senior division is for students trying out for the judging team and me junior team is for all others. Medals will be presented to the top three men in each division, and a trophy will be awarded to the high individual by the Ne braska Crop Improvement asso ciation. The National Agronomy society is now sponsoring an essay con test which is open to all Ag stu dents. Winner of the contest will receive an expense paid trip to Cincinnati to the annual National Agronomy society meeting. The paper may be written for an English course, and then sub mitted in the contest. Deadline for entries is May 12, so if anyone is interested, contact Dave Sander at the Crops laboratory soon. The new Ag bulletin board doesn't seem to be getting much use. Many organizations that never seem to get enough publieity -n their activities should take this opportunity to get their name before the stu dent's eyes. SCHOOL OF THE DANCE Connecticut College on a hilltop overlooking the Thames River at New London, Connecticut July 14-August 24, 1952 Study wltht Dorli Humphrey, Louie llornt, Martha Graham, Jon Llmen, William Males, Sophia Mellow, Jana Dudley, and other noted danoert . , . Certificate and aeademle aradH aTallable. Co'dlraetora: Bath Blaamar, Martha lllll. For details write: Box 28 School of the Dance, Connecti cut. College, New London, Connecticut hand? Or merely as the man who served during the mink coat era? Will he be praised for saving the nation from a disastrous steel strike? Or as the president who should have been impeached for abusing the powers of his office? At this point in history, no one can tell. So much that we know or think now is warped by our own political views which prevent us from looking at Truman objectively. At least one thing is certainno man has ever served as president of the United States during a more trying period In history. "n One-hundred years from now if there is no war with Russia, the historians will say that his efforts prevented it. If all of Asia becomes swal lowed by the Communists, Truman will be held to fc'lame. His determination to put the forces of the United States behind the UN to halt Communism might be the turning point In world history. He will bo remembered as the man who gave the first order to use the Atomic bomb he hopes to be remembered as the man who gave the last order. Under his administration, the U. S. foreign policy has undergone a decided change. The pre-Truman foreign policy was designed to co operate with all the nations of the world. Now not deserve it, who played the Missouri waltz on the White House piano and who ignored the public pulse and went ahead to win the presidential nom ination and election In 1948. k History's verdict will probably concede that Truman was an ordinary American with all his strong and weak points but that the Job he took called for a little more. S.G. JhsL (Dally VldMAkatL FIFTY-FIRST YEAS Member Associated Collegiate Tnm Intercollegiate Press Tha Dally Nehraakaa at BhlMw4 by ta if mm a aha Cnlvernlty of Ni-hrka sa axp-Mefcia at atodenta' aawa aad aota- inna only. Aeeordlnr to AnIHe U of Mm Hr-Lanra vororalat tndont puhllrstlona and dmtnlatond by tha Hoard of PaMlea tlorn, "It la tho daeland poller of Board that oaMloatloaa, nnder Ita Jurisdiction ihall ko frao from editorial aonaoraalp oa tha part of tho Board, or oa tha part of any woiwwt of tal ftumlty of the llnlvemltr, hut tha aiemhera of tho ataff of Tha Dally Nebraokan are peraonally roapoaalhla for what Uwr oar or qo ar eauae to do printed.' SnlHMrtptloa ratea ar 11.00 a emmter, ft.SA BMlled ar 11.00 rar too eoiiefe year, (4. on aaaiiea. ainite eop a, rabinined dally dnrlna the echool roar oxeopt Satardara and Haadara. vaeallona and examination periods. One laane pnhllahod daring the month of Ancnal by the University of Nenraeka aador law uperrlnlon of the aaaunlttee on Student fnhllaatlona. Hnterod oa neeono t laee Mailer at the feat Of flea hi Unoola, NeBraelca . . , ..... !" Marea . un, and at epaetal rata of the foreign Policy has but one Ultimate aim t"; Dnrod for la Seetloa im, et of Coofraaa of Oetoaor , , . 1017. authorised September 1. lull. to check Communism everywhere, It was Truman who put into effect the Mar shall Plan and the North Atlantic Treaty Organi zation. It was Truman who gave the order to fight back with the air lift when Russia tried to gtrtingle Berlin. His critics have attacked him for the huge federal budget, the largest on record; his failure to support the regime of Chang Khi-shek; the firing of MacArthur; his inability to handle the Wash ington scandals; end now the latest- the seizure of the steel Industry. The charges are long against Truman, the USE DAILY NEBRASKAN QlaMiLsxL (Ma, To place a classified ad r Stop In lh BiulneM Office Room 20 Student Union Call 2-76S1 Ext, 4226 for Haaai f led Sirvic liovrt 1-4:30 hloiu thrv frl THRIFTY AD RATES EDITORIAL STAFF Bdltor Aeaoelete Kdltor. .Bath Kayaioad Mnmmlnr. 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