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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 7, 1954)
Tuesday, December 7, 1954
Personal View On Our Dance "Joes
Dark prophesies saying the Homecoming
Dance and Military Ball would be certain
failures have proved to be little more than
hot air. Both dances did occur as scheduled
without the sweeping losses in popularity and
ticket sales predicted. In both cases unfavor
able publicity in the form of the Mallard
vs. Corn Cobs controversy and the invalidation
validation antics of the Student Council did
much to, keep flickering student interest alive.
The problems of Corn Cobs and COA so far
as sponsoring dances are over for this year.
However, Corn Cobs did not show the usual
profit on the Homecoming Dance, and the COA
stands a very good chance of finding itself de
clared null and void by the Student Council
for sloppy handling of the Military Ball. Yet
neither organization seems particularly dis
mayed by its particular problems. Corn Cobs
have indicated no major changes in their
methods of putting on the Homecoming Dance;
the COA is well along with it3 long nap until
But what of next year? University students
have weathered two seasons of poor all-University
functions without too much complaint but
do show signs of being overburdened with second-rate
entertainment. What these organiza
tion do not seem to realize is that the prob
lems they faced this year will arise again.
This year, Corn Cobs were forced into taking
a comparatively unknown band even though the
organization had handled advance arrangements
as well and as efficiently as possible. However,
the Cobs must have learned from their mis
fortune of this year how to avoid having the
same thing happen next year. They should
begin now with planning and action to make
certain they can provide a Homecoming with
music by an organization for which there is not
the pressing need for exhaustive sales cam
paign, appeals to students and pressurized sales
The COA could have provided some of the
best dance music ever provided for the Mili
tary Ball for the 1954 version, but was not or
ganized in time to use several golden oppor
tunities in band contracts. When a handful of
COA men finally began their operations, they
did yeoman-like work, but could produce only
a second rate function through no real fault of
their own. Now that the military departments
realize what can happen, they should take ac
tive steps t'J prevent a repeat performance.
A mutual problem of both organizations is
finance. Students want big-name bands but do
not like to pay the high admission rates such
entertainment usually requires. In order to
present the type of music students would like
to hear, both organizations must be assured of
considerable attendance, which might not ma
terialize should protest dances have improved
organization. Also, to reduce ticket prices sig
nificantly, even larger crowds would be re
quired, but space limitations are present, even
in the Coliseum.
The whole question resolves itself into two
questions. Will either of these organizations
bring a high-cost, big-name band to the cam
pus? Will students support such functions if
and when they are brought here?
On the first count, my answer is no, on the
second: I don't know. The reasons for the first
no are simple. First, both organizations have
been getting along fairly well with their pres
ent type of operation. Though I seriously doubt
that either of them is showing a considerable
profit on their investment, neither of them is
losing too much. Second, there are no definite
indications that attendance, hence student satis
faction with the "status quo" of dances, will
decline in the future so long as the dances don't
lose what quality they now have in spite of
the Mallards or that group's successor.
In short, there is no reason for either COA
or Corn Cobs to change their system. The only
thing to b gained by bringing a big-name band
to the Coliseum is a good chance of taking a
terrific financial loss. Simple arithmetic will
show that having limited numbers of paid
admissions to Joe Doaks at $3 per couple will
show profit while the same admissions to the
Dorsey Brothers would net a considerable loss.
The pitiful element of the whole dance prob
lem is that there is little indication the situ
ation will improve. Though organizations could
bring big-name bands here by making their
arrangements early enough, there is some
doubt of student support. It is even more piti
ful these organizations are content to rest on"
the assumption that student support won't come.
COA's Military Ball is underwritten by all
students in ROTC. Should the Ball lose money,
all these students would be required to make up
the loss. Corn Cobs is a wealthy student or
ganization; though the prospect of losing money
is not attractive even to the rich, this is one
organization that could take a chance on having
a really good dance for students.
COA, if it lives through the Student Council
inquisition, has but one actual function, to
sponsor the Military Ball, and Corn Cobs, as a
service organization, should sponsor a really
good Homecoming Dance. The two organiza
tion should make the experiment in good dances
for students. I don't feel alone when saying I'd
like to see them at least try it. T. W.
A Great Loss
Nebraska and the University have lost one
of their foremost political scientists.
Dr. John P. Senning, professor emeritus of
political science and former chairman of the
department, passed away during the weekend.
He was 70.
Dr. Senning had compiled an outstanding,
record of service to his state, University and
community. Dr. Senning, one of the originators
of the Unicameral state legislature, originally
divided the state into its 43 senatorial districts,
still in use.
Always a spokesman for the single house
form of sta'e government, Dr. Senning was an
ardent opponent of the 1953 partisan movement
to reinstate bi-cameral government to Nebraska.
He believed, "The label of a party is no indica
tion of how a man will vote."
"I will try to use what little influence I have
to persuade the people to look upon this pro
posed measure without favor," Dr. Senning said
last year in a Nebraskan interview. The con
troversy died and unicameral government was
Dr. Senning was serving his second term on
the Lincoln Board of Education and was an
adviser to the Hi-Y Youth and Government
program. He was a leader in many community
and state-wide projects. Dr. Senning rarely
refused a challenge to discover truth and its
The University has lost a trusted friend and
teacher. Lincoln and Nebraska will miss Dr.
Senning, an outstanding and enlightened citizen.
fFdttor'i Noter ltttn t Tlw Nebraskan
nam b typewritten, doable spaced and must
lint exceed maximum of 250 words. The
Mehreskan reserves all rights to edit letters
The controversy over whether or
not the headline "God Has A
Place On Campus" is an editor
ialization has become a ridicu
lous attack on some distorted con
ceptions of F. J. Pepper's opinions
and affiliations. To clear away
these false and irrelevant notions,
let us notice that Pepper is not an
athiest, nor dies he "pretend" to
be. ("Hopeful'a" letter Dec. 1).
He is not questioning whether or
not God has a place on campus,
but arguing that stating so in a
headline is editorialization. Pepper
Is not attacking the column and ap
pearance of religious news con
tained therein, but the opinionated
headline introducing such infor
Let us hope that Stanley l Slat
er in his letter of Dec. 3 is not
accusing Pepper of Communistic
tendancies, because Communism
Is sometimes associated with athe
ism and "Pepper leans heavily on
the idea of atheism." Even if
Pepper were an ethiest, this would
not even in an exaggerated sense
connect him with Communist lean
ings. Mr. Slater states that "indi
viduals that violently attack cer
tain ideologies, things, or 'matter'
are sometimes motivated by fear"
that these ideologies, "potential
validity" might upset what they
that God has a place on Campus
or not is irrelevant. He is not
afraid that his views on the sub
ject will be upset by the headline.
He is afraid only that The Ne
braskan is violating its responsi
bilities to its readers by stating
its opinion in a headline.
Let us return to the controversy
itself: not "Does God have a place
on campus?" or is F. J. Pepper
an athies, and attempting to rally
"meek defenders of the Faith."
("Hopeful" 's letter), but actually,
"Is the headline 'God Has A Place
On Campus' an editorialization?"
KK Sing Rules
I have read the article in The
Nebraskan of December 3, on the
rules for next Ivy Day's Inter-
Fraternity Sing and disagree with
the rule limiting song selection to
fraternity songs only.
In limiting the choice to frater
nity songs, Kosmet Klub elimin
ates ail but a few selections in
really fine choral literature. Fra
ternity songs tend to be stereo
typed; for example a large por
tion of fraternity songs -are "sweet'
heart" songs. An afternoon listen
ing to this type of singing might
become very long.
Furthermore, some fraternities
will have a distinct advantage be
cause they happen to have better
songs than other groups.
And the brevity of most frater
nity music will force some chorus
es to repeat their song several
times or tack several songs to-
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Voice Of The Turtle
"For some reason as long as Dr. Schneckle was alive he 'wouldn't
even let any of the faculty go into this part of the museum."
Givin' 'Em Ell
By ELLIE ELLIOTT
In the medicine section of Time
magazine, Dec. 6, there appeared
an article, part of which I feel
should be brought to the attention
of the public. Dr. Robert Lindner,
practicing analyst and psycholo
gist, made the following observa
tions in a speech to a Los Ange
" . . Within the memory of every
living adult, a profound and terri
fying change has overtaken adoles
cence." Lindner sees two main
symptoms of this change: today's
youth has a tendency "to act out,
to display his inner turmoil, in di
rect contrast to the -suffering-out
of the same internal agitation by
adolescents of yesteryear." The
second major symptom lies in the
'"abandonment of that solitude
which was at once the trademark
of adolescence and the source of
its deepest despairs as of its du
bious ecstacies. And frequently this
solitude was creative."
"But the youth today has aban
doned solitude in favor of pack
running, of predatory assembly,
of great collectivities that bury,
if they do not (destroy, individual
ity." There is only one mental
aberration in which these two
symptoms coexist: in the psycho-
pathetic personality. - The psycho
path is a rebel without a cause
hence fin a chronic state of mu
tiny. "The yotfth of today is touch
ed with madness . . . and ... it is
not youth alone that has succumbed
to psychopathy, but . . the whole
of mankind. The world, in short,
has run amuck."
"One of the major factors produc-
gether in a medley.
Therefore, I strongly urge Kos
met Klub to reconsider in their
adaptation of this rule which I
believe will definitely lower the
quality of the singing on Ivy Day.
This reader was startled by the
recent letter by Hopeful in which
the sincerity of F. J. Pepper was
questioned. Mr. Pepper's remarks
about the impropriety of the state
ment, "God Has A Place On Cam
pus," are either sincere or not
sincere depending upon the "faith"
one has in his statement. Instead
of arguing the issue which has
been raised (namely, whether the
statement, "God Has A Place On
Campus," can be defended as
fact), the whole discussion has
degenerated into an argument of
whether Mr. Papper is really seri
ous or is a devil's advocate trying
"to aid and abet the cause of re
There are those who agree with
his position that the statement,
"God Has A Place ON Campus,"
is a matter of conjecture rather
than fact. Is one to be criticized
or labeled "obnoxious" and "radi
cal" if he merely doubts? After
all, exactly whose concept of God
is The Nebraskan going to accept
as having a place on the campus
the Lutheran's, the Catholic's,
the Moslem's, the agnostic's, or the
Ten week exams are just about
over for most NU students, and
now that papers are being re
turned, many complaints are heard
all over campus.
Actually, things aren't as tough
as. they might be. At the Univer
sity of Tennessee, for example, the
faculty decided that college stu
dents ought to be . able to write
and speak the English language.
Consequently, instructors in ev
erything from1 anthropology to zo
ology are grading not only on the
subject matter but also on the
students ability to use English.
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ing psychopathy is damage to the
"From loss of identity has come
insecurity, and this has bred the
soul-destroying plague we know as
mass psychopathy. In this perspec
tive, we can no longer regard the
mutiny of youth as the product of
'bad' influences, a transient per
versity that time will cure or that
a few applications of social-service
soporifics and mental-hygiene
maxims will fix. Mutinous ado
lescents and their violent deeds
now appear as specimens of the
shape of things to come, as mod
els of an emergent type of hu
manity." Society, in trying to com
bat the epidemic, only compounds
t'.ie conditions that generate the
psychopathic virus by "the
myth of conformity, the big lie of
"If man is forced from without
to conform and from within to re
bel, he makes a compromise. He
rebels within the confines of con
formity." Man in the mass can
"become transformed into a storm
trooner. Black-shirt. NKVD in-
quisitor, or burner of the fiery
In modern society, Dr. Lindner
sees "nothing which does not re
quire the young to conform, to ad
just, to submit." Along with re
ligion and education he lumps so
cial work; also philosophy, recre
ation and pediatrics:: "Each is in
fused with the rot-producing idea
that the salvation of the individual,
and so of society, depends upon
conformity and adjustment."
"This is the very sou in which
mass manhood and psychopathy
take root and grow. Our adoles
cents are but one step forward
from us upon the road to mass
manhood. They are imprisoned by
the blunders and dilusions of us,
their predecessors, they are mu
tineers in their hearts."
Fireside Tale Spurs
Child On To Success
By FRED DALY
A peaceful scene it was, with
pine logs crackling hi the fire
place, crickets chirping in dark
corners, a great hound sprawled
before the hearth.
Before the fire sat an aged and
hoary figure sunk in the depths of
a great arm chair.' On his knee
there sat a dewy-eyed and fresh
faced child who gazed with ador
ation into the ancient's face and
wheezed spasmodically from an
asthma attack brought on by the
old man's crusty pipe.
The old man read softly from a
Great Book, pausing occasionally
to kick the dog, who snored. A,
deep feeling of tranquility snug
gled down around the two in the
chair. They were content.
Then the boy shifted his unfoc
using gaze from the wrinkled face
of the old one and asktfd: "Grand
pere, who do people work in acti
vities?" The grandfather paused in his
digression, laid down his file of
old Agwan's, and patted the child
on the head.
"Why do you ask, my child?"
he said in his deep old voice.
"Because soon I will grow up
and go to the University and I feel
it is time that I should know of
such things," the child said earn
estly. "AS you have said, there
are other things than that to be
learned from books."
"Aye, lad," the old man said.
"As you may know, I was not
without prominence on the cam
pus during my score of years as
"I have heard! I have heard!"
the child shrilled. "Many the tales
have you told me on the cold win
ter nights before this same fire as
we watched the flames lick up the
chimney and set fire to the chintz
curtains on the east windows. I
have listened, Oh Sage, and I wish
to wear the crimson robe, even as
The old man chuckled and re
filled his pipe. "Good, my boy. As
you know, there are more things
in college than dry facts and
"Is that why you stayed in school
so long?" the child asked.
The old one only chuckled and
tapped the boy fondly on the head,
leaving a bruise. "Don't get wise,
The boy reflectively patted his
wound and pursued his original
question. He askedonce more why
people worked in activities.
"It is something mere words
cannot express," the old one said,
wrinkling his brow. "It is a driv
ing force that fills the spirit with
Jfteat enthusiasm and drives weary
legs many blocks through raging
elements and broiling .sun in pur
suit of contributions for AUF.
'"It is a force that straightens
fingers twisted from gripping paint
brushes; heals hands bruised from
banging typewriters; soothes feet
blistered from selling ads for pub
"It is a drive that straightens
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shoulders bent from the cruel
straps of sandwich boards adver
tising the Homecoming Dance;
cools brows made feverish from
meeting yearbook deadlines; and
once upon a time would moisten
throats made dry from laughing
at a humor magazine."
A tear came into the aged one's
on good eye: ' Ana you meet me
The child leaped from the chair.
stomped on the dog's tail apd beat
his thin chest with his small, soft
"I see my goal before me!" ha
shouted, voice heavy with feeling,
eyes brimming with tears brought
on by the obnoxious smoke from
the old man's pipe.
"I, too, shall be a power in the
Union, even as my, forefathers
were. I, too shal realize there is
more to the University than dry
facts and mouldy figures," he
"I shall begin now on relentless
march on the Student Council and
the Builders Beard," he trumpeted
as he raced off, a plan for a revo
lutionary method of organization
of the Military Ball already form
ing in his mind.
He spent the next months filling
out his Builder's Calendar, prac
ticing writing on a clipboard while
beating the eight o'clock rush to
ward the Social Science Auditor
ium and enrolled for an extensive
So prepared, he made a loud
splash in the busy waters of the
University, and made great strides
in snapping fine, responsible posi
tions on numberless boards and
He fought his way slowly up the
ladder, until one fine spring morn
ing he was tacklqd heavily by a
figure in a flowing red robe, dis
locating his lower ribs and black
ing his eye. He was in. He had
earned it. He was glad.
When graduation came the next
spring, he marched proudly with
the rest of his classvto receive his
Now all he needed was a job.
There just wasn't a great hew and
cry rising from anyone's throat in
search of a versatile young man
versed in the arts of leadership
and equipped with a certificate sig
nifying that he was qualified to or
ganize a bigger and better Military
"I'll sacrifice all, come what
may, for the sake of . . ." And on
and on, into the sunset.
Day or Night.
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WILLIAM A. WELLMAN S
"Don't you want
anythin g bad enou gh
to fight for it?"
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