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Dirge Date Delayed
The funeral date for the Class Councils
and officers was moved up to March 31 by
the Student Council Wednesday.
The chance of date came after a stormy,
session with debate between Student Council
officers and members of the pro-Class Council
group, which Included Ellsworth DuTeau,
president of the Nebraska Alumni Associa
tion. The motion to disapprove the present Class
Council constitution was carried by a re
sounding margin of 22-4, but a motion to
appoint a three man committee, made up
of persons from the Student Council, to assist
the class officers in drafting a new constitu
tion passed by even a larger margin 21-2.
The motion to set up the three-man com
mittee to assist in drafting the new constitu
tion also carried the stipulation that, "The
committee shall terminate and report by
The creation of the committee indicates
several things about the Student Council's
attitude toward the struggling Class Council
planners. First, the Student Council is willing
to make one last concession to an organiza
tion that has met with nearly 100 per cent
failure since its conception. Second, the Stu
dent Council has decided to bring the Class
Council matter to a definite conclusion one
way or another. Either the Class Council will
As the red-hot Capital Hill cauldron
bubbled its way into the headlines, Presi
dent Eisenhower reaffirmed an idea that
seems to have slipped the minds of many na
In a Wednesday press conference, the
President spoke from the tumult when he
said, "I regard it as unfortunate when we are
diverted from grave problems through dis
respect of the standards of fair play re
cognized by the American people."
Eisenhower recognized Congress right to
investigate into every phase of our public
operations, but he tersely added, such co-.
operation "is possible only in an atmosphere
of mutual respect."
It is almost trite to attempt further critic
Ism of the present method of Congressional
investigations. The subject has been well
covered, and almost unanamous opinion
agrees that something must be done.
Last weekend, the University almost played
host to a portion of that "something." But
alas, human nature entered the scene and
the attempt was squelched by old standbys
politics, excessive oratory, poor planning, and
refusal to compromise.
The University speech department played
host to a regional conference involving nearly
fifty schools from nine midwestern states.
Part of the tournament included a series of
discussions on congressional investigations.
After the conclusion of three preliminary
rounds, superior discussants met for a parlia
mentary session. The session was supposed
to draft a proposal to present to the assembled
group at the concluding banquet for the
laters consideration and vote.
Evidently, unanimatity was hard to find,
for the session could not agree on one single
resolution, and so, drafted both a majority
and a minority resolution.
Curiously enough, both proposals called for
revision In the present procedure. Both re
ports condemned the abuses made of Indivi
dual freedom before certain committees. Both
showed how many present practises are not
compatible with basic concepts of individual
The only major difference is that the
majority report includes many specific points
that need revision. The minority, rather than
becoming specific, states the case in generali
ties. However, almost to a man, members of
both coalitions favored changes.
Before the final session, hopes were high.
"We're going to draft this resolution," one
Individual proclaimed, in trying to get support
for his own measure, "and send It to Wash
ington. Eighteen senators will not be able
to overlook the views of this many college
Almost ironically, both measures failed to
receive a majority vote.
There, gathered at this University, were
young men and women, with the abilities to
lead their communities in later years. They
could speak well, they could think well (for
the most part) and they thought they could
convince welL Yet, they failed.
They showed the same shortcomings that
we commonly attribute to Congress. They
knew what they wanted, but because of
politics, oratory and a failure to get together
and compromise their differences which were
actually very few could not be brought
Congress will get no resolution from this
group. Its voice will not be heard as a
group on this crucial subject
The student legislators demonstrated one
ef the same problems that is occuring
throughout the United States. People know
what they want, but they fail to get their
It seems ws are faced with a lot of good
Intentions but poor methods. D. F.
present a "workable" constitution in a de
finite period of time, or be abandoned.
The meeting from which the two motions
came was, as noted before, a heated one.
Present members of the Class Council, the
class officers, called up their big oratorical
runs and did their best to show they should
be allowed to exist. ,
The Student Council leaders in turn did
their best to show how the Class Councils
were doomed to failure for one reason: They
had not made any substantial change from
a program that has achieved little or nothing
in the last few years.
The fact remains, however, the Class
Councils and officers cannot be condemned
because of their predecessors' actions, or
rather lack of action.
The reason for this statement is simple.
For many years the class officers have been
duly elected and then set busily about to do
nothing. This fact has long been recognized
by the University student body, yet the only
organized effort to remove the officers from
the do-nothing status was made by the for
mer Daily Nebraskan. In short, the Univer
sity student body, on the whole, was satisfied
with do-nothing officers.
In recent years, the Class Council move
ment backers tried to inject a little vital
spirit into ihe class organization system. This
organization, operating without specified pro
cessses, has suffered consistant failure.
Also, the Class Council has been nothing
more than a non-recognized group which
lived from year to year on temporary
recognition by the Student Council. The Class
Councils suffered from 1. lack of leadership,
2. lack of "knowing what to do" because their
project was without precedent at the Uni
versity, and 3. lack of Student Council re
cognition, necessary to assure long-range
planning and continued operation.
By ltg actions, the Student Council has
shown its willingness to help the Class Coun
cil work oat a methodolorr to achieve an
admittedly worthy set for goals. The Class
Council has attempted to find this elusive
methodology for several years with no suc
cess to date.
It is a shame that an organization that
could do so much for the University will pass
from the scene. The. reasons for its death
are obvious. At first, lack of demand for
leadership, later demand for non-existent
leadership and now an in-ability to find the
methods to achieve valuable goals.
It seems doubtful except by great stretch
of the imagination that the class officers and
their three Student Council helpers can ac
complish in 27 days what the Class Council
has sought for five years. T. W.
Congratulations are in order. The 1954
Coed Follies was an excellent and profes
The Beauty Queen Finalists were beauti
ful; the Typical Nebraska Coed was de
lightfully untypical, and skits, curtain acts
and traveller acts were polished and enter
taining. The only grey mark in the otherwise pleas
ing picture is a rumor that announcment of
the skit winner was arbitrary. This is not
the case. Although the first vote of the
judges was a tie, a re-vote was taken with
the announced action as the result
Coed Follies is time-consuming. Studies and
dispositions suffer from extensive practices.
AWS gets a collective headache from man
aging the show. Yet all parties concerned did
a good job and deserve commendation. S.H.
Everywhere the modern world has fused
with the past resulting in sometimes beauty
and sometimes utter confusion.
In London, the addition of 15 television
aerials on top of the centuries-old Tower of
London has put the historical minded
Ministry of Works into a complete tizzy. The
TV sets in the ancient tower serve the yeo
man warders and other personnel living in
the tower precincts.
Sometimes it becomes a problem of just
what to do with these new-fangled "modern
It's an old phrase, but the Ministry of
ficials will Just have to realize that time
Getting The Facts
Is it dangerous to try and get the facts?
A 21-year-old Akron, O., newspaper re
porter was beaten by two men after he had
checked some suspected gambling houses in
a nearby city. The two men forced his car
off the road, pulled him out and beat him
We of the Nebraskan are certainly glad
that it is easier to get the facts on campus.
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On The Light Side
At Loose fni
By JOYCE JOHNSON
THIS has most assuredly been
a busy week on campus. ,
The air still echos from the
ringing words of student de
baters, the colorful follying of
capering coeds, and enthusiastic
gatherings of "the never-say-die"
Young Democrats Club.
Thus another week can be
erased from the calendar date
book, another onslaught of study
deadlines has either been reached
or put off, and another Queen
has been revealed to University
Which brings us all to the per
tinent question, so what?
So-o-o, how about relaxing a
Someone cast in my direction
the heart-burnish thought that
"busy hands make the heart
light." Going on this assump
tion, I suggest that we all turn
domestic for awhile and stalk
into the kitchen to test our cul
inary skills. Are you with me
Why the domestic desire on
my part? Well, why not? Female
chefs have invaded many cor
ners of the TV screen these days
and amateur Betty Crockers fill
daily newspapers with enticing
kitchen aromas, yet what medium
volunteers to inspire the college
Which all Jeads up to the rea
son for this pastry exploitation.
With one eye on the nearest
exit and the other focused on
the cookbook, "How To Stop
A Flop," I would like to pass on
to yon Grandmr's upside-down
Before devulging the secrets
of this dazzling recipe I suggest
you properly attire yourselves
for the occasion. Now is the time
to make use of such wardrobe
items as boxing gloves, coat-of-armor
and divers' goggles.
Once costumed appropriately
and in the right frame of mind
(you name your own tonic) the
First, stir together:
If you don't have any brown
sugar add brown food coloring
to granulated sugar. (Ah, this
takes me back to my mud-pie
days of youth.)
Then cover the above ingredi
ents with a batter. If, by chance,
you are out of a batter, I am sure
any old first baseman will dq.
Next, beat in an egg. Perhaps
I should warn you that it's a hard
trick to beat a cake while in an
egg . . . some "yolk" I admit.
Hey, I said beat it, not THROW
While I egg you on beat the
egg whites until stiff.
I frankly hate to confess this,
but I actually don't know who's
supposed to be stiff . . . you or
the egg whites? Anyway, I be
lieve pure grain alcohol will do
the trick for all concerned.
The final step involves fold
ing the yolk mixture into the
cake batter. The secret of fold
ing is to catch the ingredients
off guard. Otherwise fold at your
After baking cake in a mod
erate furnace garnish with page
368 . . . whoops, the pages are
At last, the end triumph. You
are now ready to serve the cake
upside down. However if you
feel like exerting yourselves you
can try flipping the cake over.
Perhaps in my eagerness to re-
Perhaps in-my eagerness to re
lieve the tedium of collegitis
should have been channelled on
the subject "Mind over Matter."
Oh well, who minds? . . . any
way, it doesn't matter.
Two On The Aisle
Pure Pug, Sexy Shelley
Star In Confusing Flick
By DICK RALSTON
Sandwiched in between those
"fabulous cinemascope produc
tions at the Stuart are a couple
of old fashioned, flat-screened,
"mono"-phonic movies the one
appearing this weekend, fair;
the one next weekend, outstand
ing. a '
"Tennessee Champ" is the bit
for this week, starring Keenan
Wynn, Shelley Winters and
Dewey Martin. Wynn plays an
up and down fight manager who
rescues a cleancut specimen of
American manhood out of the
middle of the Mississippi River
and turns him into a fighter.
Trouble is, said clean cut speci
men, played by Dewey Martin,
is intensely religious and doesn't
particularly like the idea of beat
ing the tar out of some other
clean cut specimen. Especially
not after he lesrns that Wynn
is going to "fix" one of the
All's well that ends well, how
ever, and Martin beats the tar
out of an old enemy; builds a
church with the proceeds, and
marries the girl from home.
Shelley Winters Is more or
less Just along for the ride con
tributing some of the laugh and
all of the sex. Also thrown in
for kicks is a punch-drunk not-so-clean
cut specimen who lolls
around playing blues on a tiny
The movie makes a somewhat
sorry attempt to be humorous
and inspirational at the same
time, which somehow didn't set
to well with me.
The young fighter's pre-occu-pation
towards revivalist religion
seemed as if it was supposed to
be, humorous one moment and
.inspirational the next The end
result was that I walked out of
the theater wondering whether
I had seen a movie or only some
nice looking pictures being rap
idly flashed on the screen. There
are a few laughs which are def
initely laughs, but there was
nothing that was definitely in
spirational. a a a
There is no doubt sbout any
of the laughs in next week's
feature at the Stuart, however.
"Red Garters" is the name nd
Rosemsry Clooney, Guy Mitch
ell, Joanne Gilbert, Jack Carton,
Gene Barrie, and Cass Daley are
the stars. A musical burlatqu
By DEL HARDING
Was much impressed by this
year's edition of Coed Follies
it was much better than last
year's. I don't remember enough
of the rather brief views I got of
the 1951 and 1952 shows to com
pare them, but this year's edi
tion had good music, talent, and
something special: originality.
I don't ordinarily use names in
this column, especially in a com
plimentary useage. But Jacy
Mathieson, the dancing DG, gave
what I thought was an outstand
ing performance. And Carole Un
terseher tremendous also!
Seemed like every other act feat
ured either her cheerleader voice
or her excellent piano playing.
The duet with Billie (Krupa)
Croft jam session was slightly
Soooooooo (long "o"), to quote
Jerry Lewis, "I LIKED it."
Jumping from congratulations
to the more usual criticisms, we
find the cinema department.
From all reports you'll have an
enjoyable evening if you see ei
ther the Lincoln's "Glenn Miller
Story," or "Rob Roy," at the
But if you're feeling mean, go
to the Stuart, and then take ad
vantage of their trite "money
back-if-you-no-like" offer. What
a way to entice customers! So
take your pick the Miller saga
is probably your best bet.
Say, will the comic who stole
Chancellor Selleck's picture from
the Girl's Dorm p-I-e-a-s-e return
It? The Dorm housemothers think s
I stole it. I innocent.
Note where the Nebraskan got
a sudden rash of Letterips due to
an editorial appeal for student
comments. I can see where pos
sibly Bert Bishop could be criti
cized. And more than see how
Dick Ralston and I jar some per
sons. BUT ... I will NOT stand
for anyone criticizing deer weet
That wide-eyed little girl is eas
ily hurt, and I feel it my duty to
stick up for her! Besides, she and
the Bibler cartoons are the only
consistently good reading to be
found in this paper. So cast slings
and arrows of outrageous com
ments at me if you will, but leave
poor cloistered Pollyanna alone I
Recently asked a Mortar Board
just what excuse she could give
for her organization's existence,
as they do so infinitesimally lit.
tie. She pondered a moment, an
swering, "It (Mortar Board) is
an incentive to carry on the
things that have to be carried on
during a coed's first three
years!" I see.
P.S. The opening of "The
Glenn Miller Story" has been
postponed until Monday. Try the
Disinterest In Religious Week Noted;
'Criticism' If Weinberg's Letter Hit
on westerns, "Red Garters" is
undoubtedly the " funniest show
since "The Moon Is Blue."
The plot is extremely simple
and much like that which you
would find in any two-bit west
ern. But everything is completely
overdone and there isn't a
straight line or rather, a
straight situation to be found
anywhere. Although it stars
some of the masters of movie
land slapstick, the show remains
just a fine line above pure slap
stick, and the humor is as basic
and solid as any you'll find.
The music is great ad abun
dant, the sets are like ?one
you've ever seen, and the color
as Time magacine said, "Red
Garters" Is "the only musical in
which the Technicolor is so loud
you csn't bear the music."
By ART DOBSON
Joe "Lend me your Tux to
night. Jack. I know you aren't
going to wear it."
Jack "How do you know?"
Joe "Because I'm taking your
girl out myself."
a a a
"Mr. Jones," asked the instruc
tor, "how far were you from the
"Only three seats, sir."
Prof "What do you know about
Stude "Gosh, I didn't know
they had to pay for their fun."
a a a
Collegian "What did you do
with my shirt?"
Roommate "Sent it to the laun
dry." Collegian "Ye gods! The whole
history of England was on the
a a a
"Son, after four years of col
lege, you're nothing but a drunk,
a loafer and a nuisance. I can't
think of one good thing it't done."
"Well didn't it cure Ma of
bragging about me?"
a a a
Senior (at a basketball game)
"See that big substitute down
there playing forward? I think
he's going to be our best man
Co-ed "Oh, darling, this is so
A truly fantastic idea has
dominated men's thoughts for
centuries. This is the philosophy
which says, "Everything is a
paradox." Gilbert and Sullivan
expressed it in a song, "Things
are Seldom what they Seem."
How many times, for example,
have you heard the statement,
"The bigger they come, the
harder they fall." The gross er
ror here is suspicioned by those
who state the reverse: "The big
ger they come, the harder they
All this is in reference to an
editorial in last Friday's Ne
braskan which bemoaned the
fact that there will be no Relig
ious Emphasis Week here this
year. The reason why none will
be held is obvious: the students
are completely uninterested. This
fact was obvious enough to the
group which made the decision.
But Friday's editorial finds the
obvious repugnant. So, it blames
the faculty, the curriculum, and
the Constitution of the State of
Nebraska. Incredible? that's
what makes people believe it.
The students' lack of interest
in a Religious Emphasis Week is
a sign mat perhaps we have
progressed since the Dark Ages,
after alL For, what would be
.emphasized, anyhow? Only the
same upside-down philosophy,
with Its particular applications
to this field. It would say:
"Of all ideas conceivable, we
are surest that there is a god, be
cause we have never seen one,
and have no reason to think that
we ever will.
"Of all ideas ' conceivable, we
are least sure that the universe
proceeds according to natural
laws; as the evidence that it does
is so abundant that it borders
upon being a proven fact.
"Happiness is evil, and unhap
piness is good; because by his
very nature, Man strives to gain
happiness, and reduce misery."
For those who subscribe to the
above three theses, I have a sug
gestion which is right up their
"If one has the extremely good
fortune to burn one's finger, he
should put it immediately there
after under hot water. This will
not only help retard the healing
of the burn, but will nrlri riai;rV.
fuily to the pain."
F. JAY PEPPER
In reference to the article in
Tuesday's letterip column from
Pat and Terry Weinberg please
accept my note of confidence in
support of the Nebraskan, its
staff and its policies.
I am satisfied that the Ne
braskan is doing a worthy job of
carrying the local, national, and
international news to the stu
If the authors of the defama
tory letter, or others like them,
continue to expound the failings
in general of the Nebraskan,
I suggest that they in turn be
asked to produce the names of
the "rapidly growing group of
students who believe the func
tion of the Nebraskan is to pro
tect the hair of coeds on rainy
days," and that a few of the
basic faults they implied be
How can improvement be ex
pected from such general criti
cism as was presented in this
Hasty Heart, 8 p.m.. Arena
Theater, Temple Building.
Lab Tryouts, 3 to 5 pjn., Tem
Kosmet Klub Tryouts, 7 to 9
p.m., Parlor XYZ, Union.
Palladian Society, 8:30 p.m,
University Debate at St.
Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.
Mortar Board Convention.
Movie "Five Fingers," 8 p.m,
Cosmopolitan Club Carnival,
8 p m, Union Ballroom.
University Symphony Orches-
tra Spring Concert, 4 p.m., Union
Pot Luck with the Profs, 5:30
p.m., Union Lounge.
Art Lecture, Norman Geske,
3:30 p.m., Gallery B, Morrill Hall
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