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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Tuesdov, September 16, 1952
: The Fraternity Lilliputian
A long, long time ago back when the real irsg to get new members when they weren't sup
Greeks hadnl even heard of the fraternity -sys- posed to. They began spending too much money
tern the first collegiate Greeks had a real prob- to get their cew members. They began forcing
, lem on their hands. This problem had been potential members to join their particular Greek
growing and growing for years and the leader organization.
cf the Greeks decided that something must be
done about it
For centuries, the collegiate Greks had en
joyed all the advantages cf the fraternity system.
Their system had been set up on the basis of
friendship, high ideals, and service. Such was
the noble beginning of the Greeks. But, through
the years, the problems had mounted and mounted
tmta the very life of the collegiate Greek system
was in danger.
So the collegiate Greeks were really in a bad
way back when the real Greeks hadnH even
beard of the fraternity system. The Greek
leader called a meeting of one representative
from each Greek group. And be spoke to the as
sembled men of integrity, of honesty, of prin
cipal, ef ideals He spoke to the Greeks of the
fundamentals of the fraternity system.
He told the assembled Greeks that something
Jf must be done or the people outside of the sys-
The problem seemed to stem, in the mind of Jem would rise up and insist that the system be
The title of this column
will become self-evident after
the reader completes this
column (and we give him a
great deal of credit if he en
dures it that long).
A fella named Bob Reich
the Greek leader and in the minds of all the
other high moguls of the system, from getting
new members for the system. Each year, it seems,
each Greek organization put on a concentrated
"membership drive. In the very beginning of
stamped out He told the Greeks -that the ad
vantages of their system must far outweigh the
disadvantages of their system.
The Greek leader told the assembled Greeks
that the solution and the real strength of the
Where Does Our Money Go?
-I am also required to contribute to every so
ciety and organization which the genius of man is
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Dtr xra iu. tnm ti -. .t capable of bringing to life, to the women's relief.
Where does our money go? This is a ques
tion every student at TC (Iowa State Teachers
college) has considered often. It seems that every purpe CTOSS and the double cross.
the unemployed relief and the gold-diggers relief.
"Also to every hospital and charitable institu
tion in the city, including the Red Cross, the black
place we go and in everything we do, we are
continually asked to "fork over" that precious
thing called money.
Sooner or later, each oneif us has a similar
enbach wrote this column last feeling to the fellow who wrote the following let
year. Bob was an Innocent and a er j0 e accounting department of a store where
a friend of mine works. He wrote:
the Greek system, very few problems arose from fraternity system rested with them. He said that
Obtaining new members.
Bat then, in their anxiety to obtain more
Greeks for their individual clubs, the members
began saying bad things about their fellow
Greeks. And they began butting those men that
didnl seem to fit ia with the system. And with
those men that all the Greeks war ted, bad things
began to happen. The Greeks tried to get the
prospective members to join their club before
the other Greks got ahold of them.
So, one of the very early Greek leaders de
cided that the getting cf new members for the
the Greeks, if they so desired, could throw out all
their rules and do just as they please in obtaining
their new members.
He alss spoke to the Greeks of another solu
tion. But be did not know whether the Greeks
still bad the integrity to follow such a plan. He
told them that, in his mind, this solution was
the only thing that would save the fraternity
The Greek leader told the Greeks to return to
their organizations, examine their charters and
their histories. He told them then to examine
Kappa Sig. They say it's tough
to be both now-a-days.
There is no question about it
This was the worst rush week
this University has witnessed.
It would be proper if some
one would exterd a pat-en-tbe-back
to Don Larson and
his committee (the sleuth-foot
five) on their efforts to bring
about a regulated, rush week.
It was just a good try, though.
It's all over now and toe frat-
t e r s can put
f shakes in moth
balls for an
other year. As
far as I know,
it isnt true that
Oelts are al-j
class and that'
the Beta's are
going to sup-!
home for IFC
alums with their fine for (gasp)
I illegal rushing.
"In reply to your request to send a check,
I wish to inform yon that the present condition
of my bank account makes it almost impossible.
My shattered financial condition is due to fed
eral laws, state laws, county laws, city laws,
corporation laws, liquor laws, mother-in-laws,
.brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws and outlaws.
"For my own safety I am required to carry
life insurance, property insurance, liability in
surance, burglary insurance, accident Insurance,
business insurance, earthquake insurance and fire
"My business is se governed that it la no
easy matter for me to find out who owns It X
am expected. Inspected, suspected, disrespected,
examined, re-examined, informed, required, sua-
moned. fined, commanded and compelled an til I
provide an inexhaustiable supply of ssoney for
every known need, desire or hope of the human
"And simply because I refuse to donate to
something or other, I am boycotted, talked about,
"Through these laws I am compelled to pay lied about held up, belt! down and robbed until
business tax, amusement tax, head tax, bank tax, I am almost ruined.
school tax, gas tax, light tax, water tax, sales tax, "I can tell you honestly that only for the mir-
carpet tax, income tax, food tax, furniture tax and atle that happened I could not enclose this check,
excise tax. I am required to get a business li- The wolf that comes to many doors nowadays just
cense, truck license, not to mention a marriage li- had pups in my kitchen. I sold them and here
cense and a dog license. is the money."
it.u wiuuujiw. jc u xci tuLJc j i t ira IA course the sororities aren't
laws. So the Greeks banded together each group see if their actions in "obtaining new members 'simon pure's either. I overheard
sending one tepresentative to formulate such laws, were anywhere near the noble foundations of lone Gamma Phi active telling a
The Greeks were happy to have the rules and for their organizations.
a while they obeyed them.
He told them that if they rushee that the building going up
believed in the fraternity system, they could ssve l," e Zi'TiZTZl
ua 4iicu uic xucm-duic uaypcuca. jut oreejis ii oy reuaning, in weir acuons, to me principals Theta property, too:),
oegan creaicng xneir own ruxes. insy Degan try- laia down fcy their founders. K..E.
Warhury College Students
Must Pay For Class Cuts
The "college Mds" are back in town and the
Iraditional complaints from lincolnites and city
policemen have already come to the attention cf
The Nebraskan. Xdncolnites have stereotyped the
university student as a rowdy, impudent creature
who gets a fiendish thrill out of talking back.
Policemen admit that the real offenders are a
his way, university men have yelled back at of
icers. Police officers are used to getting back
talk, but they say that it is more universal among
The Hebraskan is not much on preaching. Ex-
TKo rnrnVcVor fnn'fha'T! war- C U t S. But a
riors puts on their armor against somewhat novel
th Smith riatnts Cjrvrtit this approach has
Saturday for their first battle of found at
the season. iWaroury tol-
Ticket holders wffl be as- !f loY
sured at least one gridiron vie- dea'
tory. " problem.
The word from the inside of! l a stniJent
the screened-off field is that lhecu's a Ciass
soldiers of the gridiron are fight-i0" a rea"
ing mad and William J. us pray-fonable excu
tag they don't fade away afiere must pay $2
the Coyote clash. , before the work
InridentallT. I bear that Georee "4L Miauc
As the classes begin, so do class from five male students at Vichi- the 3,600 mile trip included visits
perience has shown that a good sermon is nice.Gobde, Len Singer and Johnny
small minority but they have no love for that but sort cf worthless. Therefore, we will just tell' Bordogna have given up classes
in in caity.
Keally, it isnt fair that students should be
classed this way because, mostly, they are cut
ut to be the leaders after graduation. There
f been a lot of talk about relief from the ten
sion of study as an excuse. In some very valid
ways, this is an acceptable excuse. Certainly
a conscientious student deserves to blow off a
little steam once in a while. But it seems that
the students who make the trouble are not the
conscientious boys but those that just dont seem
to give a darn about anything.
PoBee officers have complained that the num
ber of minor traffic violations goes up immediately
upon fhe arrival of the college boys. This, they
report is due to an impression "which the stu-
you what is going on: University students sreu" " luJLeuu" JWi
not well-liked in Lincoln despite the business they
bring. This is a general statement and liable : . i0Et ofi fJlus Ti
i - -T..V , . , , is dormant and by the deadline'
w iCi.ul.Cu urn, me ivuujaan iwjis max n can SaT e0-umij nert
slanderous activity will be com-boys donx want
tag out all over the place. Jquainted," bere is
Thus the Wartbury student
position-he must pay to attend!,11 d,f?aJ?e
college, si he must pay when !Xavy and the World " but this
he fails to attend. isummer C ma A&M lntro-
nucen a new way icrougn an
gaa Stale to achieve this sought to the nations cap: tot tours of
after goat (New York and the JJSS Ford
"It isn't the easiest thing in the , Rouge in Detroit Arlington
world to call up relatively strange Cemetery and Xsagra Falls. The
eitis. me dots sav. ana many, -
times requires some bolstering of
"Before the ran can fulfill their
part and meet you half way, you
girls must get out of your igloos.
"Making a guy feel at ease in
meeting you girls is not difficult
A casual stimulation' of conversa
tion on your part will go a long
way." Isnt that easy?
One must remember that Lincoln is not only
a university town, but is a state capital. State
capitals, if no other city in a state, must keep a
fairly decent reputation and many Lincolnites feel
strongly that university students tear down this
The Xebraskan definitely does not feel that
categorically students from this campus are rowdy
pant j- raids notwithstanding:. Xor does this
paper feel that there is any excuse for this an
tipathy among the citizens of Lincoln.
The problem boils down to just this: If certain
And before the girls on campus juration course aimed at familiar-
start bemoaning the fact that "the ,izing teachers with sections of the
to get a c-J United States.
some advieel Encircling Maine and Tennessee,
dents seem to have that they are privileged and students insist on talking back to police and Lin-
'The Old Man And The Sea'
Called Hemingway's Greatest
The dev""ment and use of
chlorophyll has been viewed with
alarm by a writer ia the Dairy
Oklahoma, who says that the
human race has now been given
the problem of figuring out the
amounts of chlorophyll it will take
to assure him of social success,
via green tablets, toothpaste and
The writer expressed special
concern over the development of
the latest chlorophyl product,
shampoo, saying it would present
a particular problem to women
who "do not look well in green."
The age old problem of whether
men prefer blonds or brunettes
wouM also have its complications.
Even more serious is the fact
that "The Boy with Green Hair"
would no longer be unique.
not subject to the regular laws."
Officers bare indicated that most students
have fun while away from home and have it is
a nice way. But some of them snake a prac
tice of talking back and generally snaking them
selves obnoxious. Many times after a ticket
has been issued and the student driver sent on
And from the "Daily Tar Heel"
in North Carolina, come the words
of W. R Gerler, president of the
International Council of Industrial
Editors, who says that "the ma
jority cf journalism schools ar
Barbara Dillman ohs
According to Gerler, "too much
The Old Man and the Sea is a was anxious to see the actjon.llage the next dawn, the sharksle rhads s krrrr ti a nA m nre.
citizens, drinking beer on streets and hrow-;god book- Haw do 1 know? Ern-iFrankly I thought the action was : had eaten all of his fish but the !paper reporting and editing which
cans around the landscape, whistw and ' Hemingway himself says it's 'slow. The next time I had a WJ , lis an insignificant part of everr-
..." ;ine reaiesi wing nes ever writ-cnance zo savor every m'ora. Anai !da-vmmaim
e University will keep i!s ieverv word that Heminewav uses ,-oay jourruusm.
is worth savoring. That's the story m my words. I requires wriiers aci
.Now read this paragraph from the irV' . vvr mPfi'
I at twr itself combines the
ing cans around the
rhrai4mif it fVsn4n rfU TTI. !11 fl
somewhat shady reputation. The of lenders are I TIME, THE
not numerous but they are intelligent enough to N 1 T E D
know that they are offenders. Therefore,
strongly recommend that they shape up. D.F.
Lest We Forget
sponsibility. That responsibility t
comes from opportunity. The I
opportunity f which we speak 1
is that of education,
Every single student in this Uni-1
versity has received the oppor-1
With the opening day of classes
Monday, University students got
back into the usual harried and
. busy days of college hie. The
assignments were piled on, the
books were bought the note
books were arranged. tunity, through parents, the gov-
f rom ine casement ol Burnett eminent or determined hard work, I
view of the world. Each stud
ent, through his college years
and from each course, should
become wiser, more understand
ing and more thought) uL And
to the problems of the world, the
knowledge must be applied.
O M A H A
in the days of
was willing to
nar He m an g-
way 50,OOO to print the story in
a irppular issue Ol IM TadROJuc.
For 27,000 word's that not bad..
Besides that Scribner is publish-
simplest elements imarinable
aa old fisherman, a triant mar- I
lin, and the sea. The old man
has been down n his tuck for
St days. The yung boy who had
been helping the old man had ,
been ordered by his parents
after forty dzrs without a catcb
to ioia another, more success- j
t ul fisherman. The boy who had j
been taught by the old man still i
loved bun and brought him food !
On the morning of the eighty
fifth day the old man decided to
to the Law Library, from the, of a higher education. For this living, to the misfortunes of tbihree doilars a copy. go out lar w the se At noon the
AEronomy building to Ferguson each student should be thankful, i.pnti
. - - - i -- w v, uia wt bj.uj t i 1 1 1 r i i t a. m v i ir j ii vera lu-ccj.j u. a- - , j-: . .1 ji ..
'h -mart. nr.Hoa,T. Ar. 4 1.T " I" : t ih, tnu"i. nunorea i.smoms oown,
H&1L young people primarily from
JSebraska but from the entire na
tion, also, began another year in
their educational lives.
And with that first class, each
and every student at this Uni
versity, consciously or uncon
sciously accepted a grave re-
However, in having the oppor-
"Then be began to pity the
treat fish that be had booked.
He is wonderful and strange and
who knows bew old be is. be
thought. Xcver had I had such
a strong fifch nor one no acted
so strangely. Perhaps be is too
wise to Jump. He could ruin me
by jumping or by a wild rush.
But perhaps be has been booked
many times before and be
knows that this is how be should
make his fight- He cannot know
speeches, publicity, newsletters
and radio and television scripts,
and very few schools are equip
ping their graduates with any
knowledge of these common edi
torial requirements cf business.
With this thought in mind, this
writer reaches for a copy of
"Methods of Business Journalism.
Concession Director Pop Klein
needs University rirls who would
what a great fish be is and what jlike to work in the stands during
be wilt bring in the market if
the flesh is good. He took the
bait like a male and be nulls
tunity of going to college lor persons unable to attend coUeze'XvZ JZJnA imV than 1 did the Uie small boat and; like a male and his fight has n
whatever reason one may have or undesiraus of urh nti ZZ 4;. 1 ta 5t IIUJC Wia wa nJPJ-ess 10 stop
we aH have a responsibility to we have a responsibility of humil
the rest of the world. !ity .and help.
Ia learning snore about each
subject taught at the University,
each student is given a wider
Lest we forget, our education
must have a purpose. It must
never hive beea in wain. El.
Possums, generally, are not publicity -minded.
For the most part, they are content to stay in the
background and let the deer and the antelope play.
In fad, it Isnt very often that one runs for presi
dent Fog Is a possum. Certain ef his friends
aro fond of suggesting that Pogo would make a'
good candidate and the cation's college students
have Jumped on the bandwagon. Throughout
the country, factions have formed to boost Walt
Keliey's cocaic-strip possum toward the White
House. This is no little campaign; K.elley's na
tional syndicate has distributed "I Go Pogo" hut
ion to subscribers who order them and buttons
snake a campaign.
Pogo Is a funny possum; he claims that he
does not want to run even after he has been noro-
duh. There Ss no reason why other campuses
should be more progressive than urs tins
important matter. Therefore, we ask that any
one interested write a letter to the paper. Lead
ers will be needed; rallies will have to be
planned. Help it needed right sway to aid this
Unless you have something fundamentally
against possums, you should look into the possibili
ties of this P.oga D.F.
Call For Reporters
Reporters are needed to com
plete The Daily Nebraskan staff.
Xo journalistic experience Is
reuuired. The Xebraskan will
train any student wishing to do
After a semester of reporting,
students are eligible to apply
for one of the paid positions:
news editor, feature editor, so
ciety editor or assistant sports
The fish towed all that night
and the next day. Late the second
night the fish came up. By the
panic in it. I w onder if he has
any plans or if be is just as des
perate as I am?
Notice the stark simplicity of
football games this falL The pay
would be 75c aa hour. If you are
interested, call or see Mr. Klein at
once. Phone 2-7631, Extension
of 3 3,
imra arternoon the eld man had the writin. Svp
the fish securely fastened to the j With so few words you can read
side of his little skiff. The old the ctorv 5n an v,,, nrf ,-,if
man beaded for home but before ,Ead it two or three times, once
he reached his little fishing vil-lout loud if you have a chance.
Awwl&Sd dwiwrgSaXc Pi cm
n. Vti.ll. v-lmnfM 1- - . M . ... .....
lnated. It is common practice nowadays to deny " muka uutaw mmt wunu
any wnneclion with dirty, old politics until you are Zt ZJv&ZZL-Tt.
sure that you have a chance to get somewhere. ZJtZ
Both of Togo's major competitors said "no" every ZTT-jt 'ZtfTJZ nlZHZX
way possible before they were nominated. Per- mu t mruaxt.- 1
taps h possum figures that they only got the tr& "n 'ZZ.J1'? il.f
nomination ToecauBe of the denials and he wffl use tTJZZ JZZJZ ZZTS
the same tactics is win the election in Uovem- " Hmk mw w wri.vua i w
Ek4 Xovember elections require supporters
and there Ss no vrgsnised Pogs crowd on this
camps. It Is the Cm opLuioa of The Daily Ne
bratksa tst the Uriversify should have a Pogo
Better Jtlcme ILaa ia bad company,
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Martin Bree ...
-With an attempt ft the S. J.
Perelman style combined with
that of columnist Hal Boyle,
Martin will write "Once Over
Loghtly" campus event satire.
M.arlia wrote a movie review
column lor The Daily Uebraskan
second semester i&si year ujd
KU Almanac, humor column,
first semester. He is a Theta
Xi from Norfolk, and a sopho
more majoring in journalism.
Peg Bartunek ...
A former DaiJy Mebraskan re
porter is Peg who will edit the
Nebraskan 's "Stolen Goods"
column this semester news
from other universities. Peg
lives In Lincoln, is a member f
Chi Omega sorority and works
on the building committee at
Chi Omega, is a junior journal
ism major and a member cf
Gamma Alpha Chi.
Chuck Beam . . .
From Ag campus, to write
"Down on the Farm" comes this
junior ag-Jo w r a ! i s m major.
Chuck is man. ging editor of the
Cornhusker Country man, a
member of Ag Builders, Corn
Cobs, Block and Hridle club and
Alpha Gamma Kh& fraternity,
lie Is f) wh Stapletoft.
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