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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 9, 1955)
Wednesdoy, Morch 9, 1955
Si's Up Jo The Council
A well-sharpened administrative ax cut off
the attempt by a group of students to outlaw a
secret ballot in Student Council. The petition
seeking to amend the Council constitution was
rejected by the faculty subcommittee Friday
on completely legal grounds. , '
IV is necessary in any constitution lo provide
for flexibility, which in the case of the recent
proposed amendment would not ideally qualify
as a flexible provision. However, the subcom
mittee felt that such a flexibility would be
gained if the secret ballot provision would be
placed in the Council by-laws.
There is nothing the student body can do now
to have such a provision enacted as an amend-
A Scientist Speaks
It seems almost paradoxical for a scientist,
especially a scientist of the stature of Dr.
Arthur Compton, to say that modern man must
accept as an elementary condition for his sur
vival the will to live and grow. Normally one
might suppose that a man like Dr. Compton
would speak on the progress of science and how
man, by material means, has advanced and
created for himself his own survival. Yet this
is not the case.
Monday evening Dr. Compton spoke of the
shrinking world which now exists. Man must
realize this position and work toward a solu
tion of his own problems, he said. In other
words, Dr. Compton is appealing to man, not
man's science. And he is certainly not alone in
The last few decades of wars, scientific ad
vances, social changes, economic chaos and
two armed camps have changed the minds of
many to the point of view of Dr. Compton
After his first lecture Monday evening, he
mused that man might well be traveling on
something like a swift stream coming to two
forks. One, probably the simplest to navigate,
leads over a falls and drops into destruction.
The other, he said, might well be leading to
what will eventually become a peaceful lake.
This analysis is not new. Men since Old
Testament times have spoken and written about
this same thought. And today we are told, by
a Nobel Prize winner and an early expert in
nuclear fission, that man should and must work
toward the same goal that we have known about
Dr. Compton will be at the University for the
remainder of the week, and every student and
faculty member could do well to hear at least
one of his lectures. A man, great of mind and
world stature, speaks in each of them in an
easy, friendly manner which gives the listener
the impression that there is hope, and much of
it, left in the modern world.
For the student it is of particular interest
that Dr. Compton comments that there must
be the proper mixture of extra-curricular ac
tivities and studies in order that one can accept
the responsibility of citizenship. Then he adds
that the men and women now in college will
face the crest of the problem now developing.
One can listen, interpret and guess as to the
end result of what will be said in this years
Montgomery lecture series. The important point,
and to some degree the purpose of the series
is for each person to begin to think seriously
about what Dr. Compton is saying and what
his individual position is in the complexity of
contemporary culture he describes. D. F.
ment to the Council's constitution but it can,
if it feels that such a provision should be en
acted in some way, encourage Student Council
members to present a similar motion as the
petition in the Council as an amendment to the
Council by-laws. This is the only recourse the
student body now has because by-law amend
ments may be initiated by Council members
It was obvious that a majority of Council
members were in favor of s-ich a prcvisicn by
the, result of a vote taken in Council meeting
two weeks ago on a motion which would have
made a standing rule out of the secret ballot
provision. But because again, of technical con
stitutional procedure, the motion, its contents
and results were declared out of order and the
attempt within the Council itself to. provide for
the elimination of a secret ballot was defeated.
If. the Council members would carry on the
fight of 518 students who signed the orictin.nl
petition and recognise that a majority of their
own group is in favor of such a provision then
they must initiate in Council meetins; an amend
ment to the by-laws vhi"h would prohibit
With the indications received bv the last
Council vote on the matter, it would be a dis
appointment to see the Council members drop
the matter when so large a part of their ov n
group supports the principle envolved. It vould
be a laudatory move on the part of the Coun
cil to make their own voluntary provision, via
the by-laws, to prohibit secret ballots from
ever again drawing suspicion on Council mem
bers. J. H.
Ivy Day Sing
Sinfonia members presented in their pro
posed rules for Ivy Day Sing only one signifi
cant change over the present rules employed
by Kosmet Klub. This was the plan for a pre
Sing tryout before judges.
At first glance the plan looks like a good
idea. It's advantages lies in the supposition
that greater competition and the try-out re
quirement would make the quality of each per
formance better. The fact that some fraterni
ties would be in danger of not being repre
sented in the Sing would make them work
harder to make sure that they were.
The Ivy Day sing up to the present, however,
has been a pleasant, easy-going affair. Most of
the groups worked hard, and enjoyed it for the
fun there was in it. Few hard feelings were
caused by the outcome of the competition.
Pre-Sing tryouts, however, would tend to give
Ivy Day Sing a cut-throat aspect. Interest
shown thus far has made it possible for all
(hose groups wishing to participate to do so.
Elimination of some groups would take a little
bit of the kick out cf the Sing.
Quality in the Sing is a naturally desired
thing. But it has never been and should not be
a prerequisite. The Sing in the past has been
marked by a feeling of fellowship, unoffensive
pride and good-natured showing off. Stiff com
petition would change this.
Regardless of which group, Sinfonia or Kos
met Klub, supervises the Sing, it is hoped that
the plan will never be put into effect. Although
the suggestion would improve the Sing in one
respect, it might have unfortunate repercus
sions in another. K. N.
Former NU Student Thankful
She Toole 'Fringe1 Courses
V,mnr' Nntv: thra 1 the tint In ttrirt of artlctaa
written hr Unlventy of Nebraska alumni.' KlraaBwra Ken
Waa ffimdaatod ia M, new mtdaa la Chirac.)
A fall or spring never pass that does not
evoke to me nostalgic memories of returning
to the campus at the start cf a new term and
my graduation from college. It is at these sea
sons, too, that my ideas of education became
All of us nurse pet theories of education, its
purposes and responsibilities and its achieve
ments in actuality.
Experience is the best teacher of all. Formal
education is an ideal forerunner, co-worker and
post-analyzer, so to speak, of experience.
Human beings that we are, most of us are
notoriously poor at taking advice when prof
fered as such. However, we ere receptive to the
personal observations of others.
Daily I am thankful I took certain sublets
la college, eve though they evercrowded my
academic schedule every semester I was in
school. These "fringe" subjects I longed to take,
squeezed la and around mv required "objects
and electives for three majors, sacrificed schol
arship, I fear, but these are many ef the courses
I remember most pleasantly and which have
eftea prevetl most useful. I have heard too
many adults say they wished they had taken
this er that la college but had not the time.
Slake time. Yeull never regret it. Get your
educational money's worth.
Remembering those who help one, to me, is
the hallmark of an educated person. Nothing
is so graceless as ingratitude. No one succeeds
by himself. The person who takes sole credit
for his progress is ignorant or a liar . , . and
a college graduate can afford to be neither.
However, brief the interlude, show appreciation
now f.or the deeds others do for you.
Be prepared to meet persons, with chips on
4 - iv3dlders for college graduates. This, I
?' :, r.aes as the biggest shock to many
Cvl .3 graduates In every business and walk
W. D. KERR
of life you will encounter the self-made execu
tive, up from the ranks, who feels acutely his
lack ef a college degree, even though for him
it is no handicap. Meeting this type of person
on his own terms, a sincere and genuine per
son who can deliver the goods in ability will
soon disarm and convert him to a apprecia
tion, ratherthan a resentment, of college train
ing. Accept the fact your community will call upon
you first in civic duties. Consider this a compli
ment rather than a chore. The prime purpose of
education is to provide a concerned citizenry
Try te foresee the ramifications of your every
action, however small it may seem at the time.
Like a game of chess, life's mnves tire delicate.
The world Is full of people who find it easier
t say "I'm sorry, I made a mistake or I
should have done this" than to think before act
ing. And everything you do does affect some
Armed with enthusiasm, explore the potenti
alities in every job and task. Some of life's
greatest opportunities and most fascinating
challenges came to me as the result of seem
ing routine affairs or inauspicious beginnings.
I have seen an entire company change from
the effects of one lowly employee, and this
change was a permanent, far-reaching thing
to everyone with whom this person came in
contact. Years after the employee left, the
marks of the person's character remained on
the scene he frequented. Yet at the time, this
person performed near-miracles in human re
lationships unconsciously and naturally just by
being his own' cheerful, enthusiastic self.
It is not easy to represent in yoursslf a col
lege education. But that is what each of us
does when he leaves school. The world judges
colleges and universities, and rightly so. by
their products. It is the price we "pay for our
educations but it is a rewarding role to fill
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NU Housing Policy
In this space two weeks ago 1
wrote that, the University's long
range housing p .licy as I under
stood it tender1 to infringe upon
student rights. I have since dis
cussed the policy with a repre
sentative of the University admin
istration. This representative
clarified the University's point of
view more thoroughly than I pre
viously had seen it clarified. In the
intetrested of the integrity of this
column, I am now forced to with
draw part of my previous conten
tions. The ultimate objective of the
housing policy, as I understood it
at the time of the previous writing,
was to bring all unmarried stu
dents whose legal residence is
outside Lincoln under complete
University jurisdiction into
private co-operatives, fraternities
and sororities or University-spon
that truly in
school or fi
nanced by GI
b e n e f i t s
be forced un
willingly under University control.
This, I believe, would be a viola
tion of their rights as self-sustaining
The long-range housing policy,
as basically established in the by
laws of the Board of Regents,
permits the University to require
all unmarried, non-Lincoln resi
dent undergraduate students to
live in University - controller1 hous
ing. But it permits exceptions to
be made. The representative indi
cated clearly that the exception
was intended for self-sustaining
He also outlined tHe reasoningoe
hind the long-range housing policy
and, in essence, the reasoning
behind all University demands for
students and their activities.
The University wants to assure,
basically, minimum health and
safety standards in student hous
ing. But in the broader policy pat
tern, it wants to assure to every
student the fullest possible oppor
tunity for the best possible educa
tion. It wants this education to ex
tend far beyond the school curricu
lum. It wants it to include social
affairs and everday living. It wants
the education atmosphere applied
to every phase of a student's life.
Ir wants to prepare the student
continue this broad education out
side the University.
On the surface, this appears to
be sound doctrine. As the admin
istration representative pointed out
many University graduates are vir
tually social illiterates. Properly
organized group living can provide
much of the social education ne
cessary in today's protocol-conscious
society. Yet it would seem
that such an education could be
provided in two or three years.
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vey ss an interested but an an- how me an j
informed bystander. The only know- thL,tf ew
ledge I have emanates from the Rogers did not like what
S documentaries appearing in the Innocents Sock stood or
our University publication. Not- he sh miW have
withstanding what has been written 1 ss.l,m V1
I have been able to draw my own only those junior men who seek
conclusions: ' membership are considered.
1. Jack Rogers, although 0 bright H Mr- .ctvZl
boy in his own right, has not the h affiliation wjtUhe Society then
Znina nor the determination to the proper place to Jg
tav in an organization and not igntion is with the Society itseu.
"get W Tot . way 100 per cent of the Mr. Rogers th
deserves any publicity then be caa
lime- make a statement to The Nebras-;
2. Jan Harrison, although an kjm apparentijr) such were his
outstanding young journalist, does tnougnts
not know that it i- sometimes bet- "
ter to refuse comment rather than te malf , statement that is
make a big deal out of nothing. lin 10 '""J ,t.i(,, ihM
3. Ellie Elliot should get her no concern to anybodj 'm ide the
head out of the clouds and cease Society.
creating challenges for the student not consider the toss
body to meet. It takes more cour- "serv.ces" gn.f.cant enough to
are to stay with a group when merit comment, .f this be the rea.
disagrees with your ideas than J-!'"
it does to run away when the go- with the Society s decision.
ing gets a little hard. A STANLEY EPSTEIN
It would seem that 'the student's
third and-or fourth years in the
University might better a spent
adjusting to individualism and
non-University social intercourse.
My own experience and observa
tion uphold this point of view. The
experience and observations of
others may differ.
One major point, I feel, is ex
emplified in my original misunder
standing of the University's hous
ing policy. L was gained from an
impression presented to representa
tives of some organized houses,
and therefore, reflected fairly wide
spread misunderstanding of the
policy. The University has failed to
clarify this policy sufficiently. It
should be clarified thoroughly
and frequently. An annual state
ment of the long-range policy, I
think, would be in order. And it
should be more than a simple pol
icy statement. It should present in
detail the reasoning behind the pol--icy.
Some students have expressed to
me the fear that the University's
housing policy is aimed ultimately
to eliminate houses particularly
fraternities and sororities and
require students to live in Univer
sity - sponsored housing. Such mis
conceptions and the official Uni
versity representative indicated
that they are misconceptions
would be largely eliminated by an
With the Nebraska Legislature
now considering the University
budget, which includes requests for
appropriations to further the long
range housing policy, student, fac
ulty and public support for the pol
icy is needed. The time now is
ripe for a complete clarification of
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THE TREEHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON
Spring- is just around the corner, and with spring, as always,
will come tree-sitting contests. This 1 applaud. Tree-sitting1 is
healthful and jolly and as American as apple pie. Also it keeps
you off the streets.
Tree-sitting is not, however, without its hazards, as you will
presently see when 'l tell you the dread and chilling taie of
Manuel Sigafoos and Ed Pancreas.
Manuel and Ed, friends and room-mates, were walking one day
past the folk music room in the School of Dentistry and Fine
Arts, Suddenly they stopped, for coming through the door of
the folk music room was a clear and thrilling alto voice singing
the lovely folk tune, Strangled My True-Love with Her Own
Yellow Braids, and I'll Sever Eat Her Sorghum Any More.
When the last shimmering notes of the ballad had died away,
Manuel and Ed rushed into the room, and there they thought
their swelling hearts must burst asunder. For the singer was as
beautiful as the song! Fair as the morn she was, doe-eyed and
"My name is Manuel Sigaf oos," cried Manuel Sigafoos, "'and
1 love you madry, wildly, tempestuously!
"My name is Ed Pancreas," cried Ed Pancreas, "and 1 love
you more than Manuel Sigafoos.
"My name is Ursula Thing," cried the girl, "and I've got
a jim-dandy idea. Why don't you two have a contest, and I wilt
go steady with the winner?"
"What kind of contest?" cried Manuel and Ed.
"A tree-sitting contest," cried Ursula' Thing. "'Natch!"
"Done and done," cried Manuel and Ed, and they clambered
tip adjoining aspens, taking with them the following necessaries :
food, water, clothing, medicaments, bedding, reading matter,
and - most essential of all - plenty of Philip Morris cigarettes.
We who live on the ground, with all the attendant advan
tages, know how important Philip Morris cigarettes are. Think,
then, how much more important they must be to the lonely tree
dweller - how much more welcome their vintage tobaccos, how
much more soothiifg their mild pure flavor, how much more
comforting to know as one sits in leafy solitude that come wind
or weather, come light or dark, Philip Morris will always remain
the same dependable, reliable, flavorful friend.
Well supplied with Philip Morris, our heroes began their contest
- Manuel with good heart, Ed with evil cunning. The shocking
fact is that Ed intended to win the contest with a Machiavellian
ruse. It seems that Ed. Quite unbeknownst to Manuel, was one
of three identical triplets. Each night while Manuel dozed on
his bough, one of Ed's brothers - Fred or .led would sneak
up the tree and replace him. Thus Ed was spending only one-third
as much time in the tree as Manuel. "How can 1 kme?" said Ed
with a crafty giggle to his brother Fred or Jed.
But Ediad a surprise coming. For Manuel, though he did not
know it himself, was a druid! He had been abandoned as an
infant at the hut of a poor and humble woodcutter named
Winthrop Mayhew Sigafoos, who had raised the child as his own.
So when Manuel got into the tree, he found to his surprise that
he'd never felt bo at home and happy in his life, and he -had
absolutely no intention of ever leaving.
After four or five years Ed and his brothers wearied of the
contest and conceded. Ursula Thing carne to Manuel's tree and
called him to come down and pin her. He declined. Instead bi
asked her to join him in the tree. This she could not do. being '
subject to acromegaly (a morbid allergy to woodpeckers) so
she ended up with Ed after all.
Only she made a mistake - a very natural mistake. It was
Jed she ended up with, not Ed.
Ed, heartbroken at being tricked by his own brother, took
up metallurgy to forget.
Crime does not pay. C)M ,, 19Si
Thit column is brought to you by the n, ukm t PHILIP MORRIS
ctgareurn, who uegr,t that if you or. ev up m tree whrn try i
ing lo find m gift, give PHILIP MORRIS. They're lure to pleoim.
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