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Tuesday, October 20, 19530
'Treat 'Em Rough' Tactics
Racial and religious bias has taken another
lumping. This time at the hands ot the New
York State University when national social
fraternities and sororities were banned -on
the 33 New York college and university cam
puses. This action was taken, "For more easy and
efficient policing," against discrimination by
national sororities and fraternities.
Th University officials apparently con
cluded that small, individual units would be
more easily handled, as there would be no
large, powerful national organizations to aid
or control the local chapters.
The plan, on the surface, is the answer to
discrimination. First, the separation of local
fraternities and sororities from their national
organizations enables the local chapter to dis
regard national by-laws that are discrimina
tory in nature. Second, the problem can be
better handled by working directly with in
dependent local groups.
But what of the local chapters who are
guilty or nothing more than being nationally
All fraternities and sororities are proud,
and rightly so, of their national organiza
tions. If discrimination is a criterion to judge
a national fraternital organization, and the
rational organization is an offender, then
correction is necessary. But these non-offending
groups are being punished, and they are
not at fault.
Thus, the New York State plan is guilty of
the very thing it Is aimed at policing. New
The complete story is not known, but it now
appears that a number of top party politicos
have pulled a fast one on Nebraska voters.
Thanks to fast-operating' Republican and
Democratic big-wigs, Nebraskans may soon
find themselves faced with choosing between
a nonpartisan-unicameral legislature and a
Should the petitions now being circulated
obtain the required number of signatures,
next fall's ballot will require voters to make a
black and white decision.
" There will be no middle ground. The un
dercover politicians have seen to that.
Voters will not have a chance to express
their desire for any of a number of other pos
sible alternatives. They might favor a bir
partisan-unicameral body, a nonpartisan-bi-cameral
or an enlarged nonpartisan-unicameral
' But they will be unable to speak politically.
The politicians have placed the voters in a
real predicament. No matter what their opin
ions, they must vote for either the nonpartisan-unicameral,
the present form, or the
This predicament is exactly what the petition-originators
want. Believing that some
voters oppose the unicameral feature of the
present legislature and others oppose the non
partisanship, the politicians are counting on
both groups of dissenters to vote for the two
part package deal.
Undoubtedly the proponents of the bipartisan-bicameral
body are furthering their
cause in placing the voters in this false, but
very real, dilemma.
They force anyone who favors any feature .
of the present legislature to defend every
aspect of the body. And they force anyone
who opposes any part of the nonpartisan-unicameral
to vote for the bipartisan-bicameral
The Nebraskan does not intend to argue
the relative merits of the two extremes. We
leave this to the politicians and political sci
entists. We would, however, like to take two stands.
First, we feel that the voters of the state
are not being given a fair chance to deter
mine their form of legislative government.
Second, in finding it difficult to choose be
tween the present form and the package deal,
we prefer a system employing the one-house
feature and utilizing party responsibility
within that house. In other words, we pro
pose a bipartisan-unicameral legislature.
But our opinions are unheard. We must
choose between two extremes, neither of
which we consider the best possibility.
Nebraska voters are facing the same dil
emma thanks to a few powerful politicians.
A politician's demise is not a pretty thing
Agriculture Secretary Benson, now in his
death throes according to political pundits, is
, The farmer's clamor for his removal or at
least the adoption of "realistic" farm policies
has been translated into impending action.
News commentators are now speculating
on who will replace Benson with several
names being mentioned.
It seems a little cruel to speak of successors
while Benson is still in the Cabinet.
Sort of like arguing at someone's death-bed
about who will be a pallbearer or -who is to
Inherit the family fortune. E.D.
York State is discriminating against organiza
tions simply because they are nationally af
filiated. A poll taken by the Associated Collegiate
Press showed that 70 per cent of .students
belonging to fraternal groups do not condone
discrimination. With this figure in mind, it
s hard to understand why the move need be
taken by New York State University.
If the students do not favor discrimina
tion, why is it common in fraternal groups?
The answer is simple. Student members of
fraternal organizations having discriminatory
rules are following national regulations. They
are merely doing what they are told. They
must "obey orders" or lose their important
Lasting anti-discriminatory action can only
come from within the national organizations.
Changes on the national level will come only
if individual chapters of offending national
groups apply pressure to bring about" the
The local chapters at New York State Uni
versity will not have an opportunity to urge
a change in their national organization. They
are no longer members of the national organi
zation. They are defunct, but the real discrim
intory offender, the national organization goes
on minus one chapter.
This piece-meal destruction accomplishes
little but to weaken a potentially good na
tional organization by cutting off Jocal groups
of members. It leaves the problem of dis
crimination unsolved and virulent as before.
If the New York State "treat 'em rough"
policy of discrimination against certain sorori
ties and fraternities should be duplicated on
a greater scale, national organizations would
be faced with extinction on basic changes.
But the basic changes forced upon a national
group might well lend mere "lip service" to a
lofty written change.
Real and lasting change can come only from
pressure brought to bear by the 70 per cent
of fraternity and sorority members who do
not favor discrimination on their national or
ganization. They deserve the chance to act. T.W.
The highly-touted "hard-money" policy of
the Republicans, a campaign subject which
was frequently referred to, is now going the
way of many pre-election promises.
Interest rates which had earlier been hiked
by the Federal Reserve System are now being
eased, apparently in an effort to stem off any
Thus, once again, the Administration finds
that in spite of good intentions and no doubt
sincere criticism of Democratic policies,
they have been forced to adopt many of those
But, in spite the modifications which have
crept into GOP policy, one must not be too
hasty to criticize on that basis alone. Cer
tainly the economic health of the nation is
more important that partisan claims of broken
promises or, on the other hand, stubborn ad
herence to a policy for the sake of. saving
Political parties, like men, must adapt
themselves in the face of new difficulties and
problems or they will perish. Recognition of
one's mistakes is essential to this end.
So, if the Administration finds it must con
tinue deficit spending, it may be that they fi
nally recognize and appreciate the problems
which faced the Democratic Administrations.
So, just because an avowed policy has been
reversed, let us not condemn them. They ma
be acknowledging they were wrong during the
The voters now have an opportunity to mull
over present developments in view of the
campaign issues. The voter may find more to
substantiate the contention that it really did
not make too much difference which party
He may find that the powerful economic
forces at work do not offer alternatives. E.D.
Gone Today, Here Tomorrow?
Lincolnites are getting pretty used to read
ing about their fellow-townsmen going to
Washington as appointees to public office.
The Nebraskan wonders how this will af
fect the Census Bureau's estimate which
places Nebraskans leaving the State in the
vicinity of 13,000 plus.
Of course, this recent exodus to Washington
may not be reflected in the 1960 census.
Several elections will have, occurred by
then ... .
Jubilant Iowa State students, elated over
their surprise win over Missouri, were in
tears over the weekend literally.
More than 4,000 Cyclones marched on the
residence of the Iowa State college president
to demand a day off for the victory.
, Police were forced to use tear gas to des
pel the crowd.
More tears probably would have been shed
had not the gendarmes run out of tear gas.
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The Student Speaking
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the assignment, that question would be perfectly clear."
Longer Library Hours?
Your editorial on Love Library
hours prompts me to make a few
In the first place, let me say
that I appreciate your point of
view and I believe that you are
serving the best interests of the
undergraduate students in the
opening of the matter for discus
I would add that I, too, believe
that we must have a longer
schedule of library hours and I
sincerely hope that another bien
nial budget will make this pos
sible. We have made a number of
important improvements in li
brary service . . . The most im
portant improvement, of course,
was to occupy this fine new cen
tral library building. . . .
Our next problem was to con
vert library operations from the
traditional concepts of Library
Hall ... I refer especially to
the development of large collec
tions of books on open shelves
organized by broad subject divi
sions: The humanities, the so
cial studies and science and tech
nology. We now have about 100,000 vol
umes on open shelves where all
students can have immediate
and direct access to them. Along
with this we had to bring to
gether a staff adequate in size
and ability . . . and salaries had
to be improved all along the line
to hold such a staff together.
Our next major problem was
to get a more adequate budget
for the purchase of books arid
periodicals. This took some do
ing . . . because there are many
worthy causes in the teaching
and research program of the
University all clamoring for
Th Libraries, obviously, serve
the entire teaching and research
program and so the need for
more adequate library funds has
steadily received sympathetic
consideration. . . .
This year we have a book fund
of $60,000 and a periodical fund
of $47,500. . . . However, book
and periodical costs have risen
sharply during recent years and
so a good share of our increase
has had to go toward maintain
ing the program of book-buying
that we started with.
I can appreciate your remark
that it ought to be possible to
use to the fullest extent the books
and periodicals that we have and
that additional library hours
I would point out, however,
that our book and periodical pur
chases support not only the wide-
ranging program of undergradu
ate students, but also a wide
ranging program of , graduate
study and faculty research.
A good library of 100,000 vol
umes, kept up-to-date, can serve
nearly all the needs of an under
graduate student body of several
thousands, but graduate, study
and research require much larg
er resources in printed mate
rials, even though the number
of individuals engaged in the
work is considerably smaller.
Specifically, on the matter of
library hours, it is my opinion
that our first expansion, if we
are able to secure the necessary
funds in the next biennial budget,
should be applied to Sunday aft
ernoon and evening. ...
I am sure no good purpose
would be served for more than a
small number of students if we
were to remain open Friday and
Saturday evenings. . . .
In addition, 1 'seriously ques
tion if very many would be
served outside of midterm and
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final examination weeks, if we
were . to remain open later at
night (during the week). . . .
I wonder if the majority of un
dergraduate students agree with
me on this point. . . .?
Must we do our best to achieve
longer hours during the next bi
ennium, and if so, should we
open Sunday afternoon and eve
ning or apply the funds to other
extensions of hours?
Meanwhile, don't overlook the
fact that the Love Memorial Li
brary is now open 74 hours per
week in all of its public service,
departments. That is almost dou
ble a full office week.
We want all students to make
the maximum use of the facilities
they now have as we consider
the possibilities of expanding li
brary hours of service.
FRANK A. LUNDY
Director of University Libraries
By DEL HARDING
After writing sEwed-up (NOT
sO wed-up) on the blackboard
500 times I feel ready to attempt
Suppose you are wondering
wha' hoppon to the T Zone vo
calist. Well, Vaughn Monroe was
slated to team with Sauter-Fine-.
gan but it looks like the deal
fell through. But don't count
him out for sure yet.
In case you are one of those
saying "who's this Sauter Fine
gan buy?" they, Ed Sauter and
Bill Finegan, are about the
hottest new recording combina
tion in years. Along with Billy
May they have created sort of a
"now sound" In their musical
Someone suggested the name
of this column be changed from
Del-za-poppin' to Del-za-poopin'.
No. Don't like it.
Surprised a lotta people Sun
day night celebrated my 21
birthday. The old LHS crew
some students and mostly par
ents and faculty used to give
8-5 odds that the way I drive
I'd be dead before then. Ha. I
won. (Knock on wood.)
Some week when I get ambi
tious I'm going to write a short
autobiography for this column
sort of a combination of Forever
Amber and From Here to Etern
ity. Old gal friends beware!
Since no doubt some of my
readers are faculty members and
University employees I will at
tempt to keep them uneasy also,
as they too are subject to my
This wecK, to spice up one of
the volumnous Queen-King con
tests, I suggest that the faculty
employee group also be allowed
Prince Kosmet and Nebraska
Sweetheart candidates. My nom
inations: dapper Harry Rose,
Spanish instructor and sexy
Twila Diekmann, sports publi
cist John Bentley's secretary.
Hear there are some train
tickets left to the Nebraska
Mizzou game Saturday. Get 'em
at the ticket office at 11th and
P. Next to Colorado, Missouri is
the best fun-and-games trip.
'Specially on those neck-drink-or-sleep
migration trains. I'm
still recovering from the Kansas
State migration train two years
Well, strange happenings Ne
braska won a football game, al
though the showing was some
what less than spectacular.
It has always been my plea
sure to expose or at least discuss
problems which are kicked about
among the engineers but never
mentioned for fear of hurting
One concept which is seldom
realized by the engineering stu
dents is the purpose of E-Week.
There is one basic purpose of
E-Week and several reasons for
the methods incorporated in its
I asked one of the responsible
students involved in last year's
E-Week for his explanation:
"One of the primary purposes
of Engineer's Week is to attract
high school students, their par
ents, and the public in general to
the University so that they can
become acquainted with the fa
cilities at the College of Engi
neering & Architecture.
"In doing this, we accomplish
another purpose: that of dem
onstrating new methods, mater
ials, processes and machines.
"In this way the students of
the engineering college are af
forded an opportunity to gain in
experience in explaining compli
cated machines and processes
without the use of the technical
language which is not familiar
to the laymen.
"This is a fundamental and
necessary experience if we are
to have satisfactory human rela
tions between engineers, archi
tects, and those who are not
"E-Week offers engineering
students a chance to participate
in an activitywhich is a definite
contribution toward a better
University of Nebraska.
"Further, the contemplation of
this exposition stimulates the
students; they must use their
inspirational and creative talents
most of all, and they must never
allow themselves to disregard
the importance of resourceful
ness. "Since the display is entirely
financed by the students through
the sale of E-ribbons, it presents
the students with the responsi
bility of raising the money as
well as economically using it.
"So that there will be the
necessary Incentive to do the
best possible job, a contest be
tween the departments is held.
"The departments are judged
on the effectrvness and creative
ness of their displays, the num
ber of E-ribbons sold and the
number of Blue Print subscrip
I believe there will probably
be some worth while discussion
on the above definitions. If any
one disagrees with the above
concept, or any of the details of
operation, the place to express it
Is in the Engineer's Exec Board
meetings thru the society repre
sentative. Otherwise, there should be no
objection in the spring io the
method or manner of putting on
Blue Print sales begin October
26, and the first issue will be
given to each engineer as he
buys the subscription. Another
added feature of this year's B.P.
is the pin-up which will appear
in each issue. A different one
each time, I hear. If we're going
to get over-heated about some
thing, that might be it. John
Aside from the usual fumbles.
the failure to take timeout in the
waning seconds of the first half
and John Bordogna's electing to
punt the ball with but eight sec
onds left in the game ranked
tops in this week's blunders.
While the punt was sailinr
through the air I couldn't help
remembering the Colorado game
last year, in which we were held
to a tie because of a tremendous
klckoff return by CU star Carrol
Hardy in the closing mtnutesf
Wonder what Rex Fischer did
to get in Coach Glassford's bad
graces he carried the ball once,
made a touchdown, and was
promptly jerked for the rest of
the game. At least he played,
which is more than Jerry Paul
son, a two-year letterman at
guard has gotten to do this sea
But the crowning touch came
after the Cornhuskers had
stumbled through to victory,
largely due to Dennis Korinek's .
timely pass interception. Some
of the jolly pep club dashed onto
the field and hoisted Glassford
to their shoulders and" carried
him to the fieldhouse.
Considering we were six-point
favorites and won luckily by
but four, the victory was hardly
worth such a display of exhuber
ance. We must really be victory
By CHICK TAYLOR
When the diplomats cease from
Their red-tape requests and
Their shuttlecock battle of papers.
Their saccharine parley of lies.
When the plenipotentiary wrangls
Is tied in a
chaos o f
and argued profoundly,
Asserted, assumed, and avered,
Then I end up the dialogue
With my monosyllabical word,
The husband eyed his wife over
the dinner table in puzzled sui
"That's a beautiful necklac
you're wearing, my dear," he
"Yes, isn't it, darling?" she
replied. "I found it in the back
seat of your car."
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CHARLIE HAUPT AND TOM LARSON
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