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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 25, 1955)
Friday, March 25, 1955
Profecfion horn Oneself
Dr. Ray Billington's discussion of English
universities at a convocation in Love Library
Thursday opened the eyes and ears of his listen
ers. The few students who attended left the
auditorium with good-natured rallying cries of
Dr. Billington said that the faculties cf Oxford
and Cambridge were of the opinion that students
were equals in adult behavior and the ability
to make mature decisions. The length to which
this concept is encouraged and protected seemed
to be in sharp contrast with the academic and
social restrictions placed on students in Ameri
He told the story of a young student who at
tempted in the dead of night to climb one of
the university buildings, a usual practice of
students there. This is usually done in pairs and
with regular climbing equipment, but this parti
cular student was alone. He miscalculated a
step and dropped cne hundred feet to his death.
Matter Of Choice
The attempt by Student Council officers to
"build an empire' this year has been brought
out most flagrantly in the recent Council pro
posal to limit activities.
The only thing the Council would achieve by
passing such a proposal would be to rack up
another judo hold it already has on campus
activities and further antagonize students in
their opinion of the Council.
Such a proposal is neither needed nor in
keeping with the activity spirit on this campus.
It is an attempt to control the individual within
each activity an extension of the control
exercised over the activity as a unit through
the Council's authority to either approve or re
ject an activity's constitution.
Participation in activities has always been a
matter of choice with students those students
who were not interested or unable to keep up
activity work and studies dropped out. The stu
dents with ability and leadership have always
turned out on top with few if any duplications
The AWS Board functions adequately to en
able more coeds to hold offices and board posi
tions. If control over men students is needed,
the answer would be a men's counterpart to
Such an attempt on the part of the Council to
control individuals in the development of their
abilities and judgments of those abilities lacks
the spirit which this University has in the past
boasted students learning and thinking for
themselves, self sufficiency and confidence.
The London papers were irate and demanded
that administrative officials impose a heavy
penalty upon students found climbing buildings.
The officials declined on the grounds that al
though vthe incident whs regretable, nothing
should be done to discourage ambitions and in
centives among students.
In America tht view seems fallacious. This is
the nation which feels she must assume the pro
tection of individual from himself.
Billington also said that Cambridge and Ox
ford students were asked no questions as to
their actions, regardless of how strange they
may seem. For instance, four young men were
seen quietly consuming four bottles of wine
underneath faculty members' apathetic noses.
Dr. Billington discovered later that they were
members of the wine committee for a dance
and were merely testing the wine.
Perhaps the most significant story was that
of the university's reaction to a Communist
front society operating openly there. He stressed
that communism was in no way jnaking ground
at the university; in fact, students, in an effort
to make sport of the few who belonged, crashed
a meeting one night and succeeded in electing
themselves as the society's officers. The old
members went to the administration to see if
they could get their society back. The university,
because it wished to promote freedom of con
science, suppressed the new organization in
fairness to the old members.
Dr. Billington's stories were pleasantly humor
ous. He himself said that procedures in England
would not necessarily succeed in the United
States. He did intimate, however, that students
here are deprived of the right of self-made de
Students who talked among themselves follow
ing the convocation felt that Cambridge and
Oxford sounded like great places to be with
freedom to choose the lectures one wishes to
attend and with the respect faculty members
bestow upon the students.
But to think that such an ideal situation could
work profitably here was considered by students
as ridiculous. Cambridge and Oxford, they rea
soned, drew the cream of the crop from English
youth, and in a university where enrollment is
in practically no way limited or screened, a
great deal of supervision from above is re
This is a view, moreover, with which The Ne-
braskan feels forced to agree.
Yet when students insist that American uni
versity students represent the best of American
youth, this view is a frightening self-condemna
tion. K. N.
The Lenten Promise
'Clutched' Feeling Blinds Men
To Deathless Life Of Faith
Executive Director, University YHCA
At the expense of better judgment, one re
sorts to a popular campus expression to illus
trate a Lenten thought. Minor conflict is often
discovered when someone says, "I'm clutched"
and your calmly given advice is usually, "Don't
panic." Pop quizzes, first date with a handsome
fellow, too many activity meetings when there
is no other time to shop for that new formal
and that "I don't know which way to vote" feel
ing in Student Council meetings are frequent
reasons for feeling "cultched" on our campus.
Daring the Lenten season, Christians natural
ly look ahead to Holy Week or that week when
we think of the events that took place in the
life ef Jesns. It could be titled "Week of Con
flict" since the recorded incidences tell of ter
rifying dilemna not only for Jesus but for many
others who were involved with him whether they
were his followers or his accusers. The question
Pilate faced "What will we do with him?"
represented the same conflict for most of the
lead characters ef the Holy Week story. Look
at some of these and imagine the deep clashing
of thought within them. The Disciples, as they
bad a last meal with Jesns, must have been a
very thoughtful lot as they fried to reconcile
their deep premonitions about what was to hap
pen to their Master and what they might do to
avert his having to leave them alone in the
Think of all the conflict in the temple when
the money-changers were ousted and their feel
ings of wanting to strike back but dared not be
cause His accusation of embezzlement cf funds
could not be denied. Imagine Simon's "clutched"
feelings when Jesus rebuked him for feeling
self-righteous and respectable when the prosti
tute woman invaded his Bethany home to anoint
Jesus' bead, an act to symbolize her genuine lcve
and desire to put her sensual life at a far higher
level than she had even known before. The con
flict in Judas that set in after be tipped off the
Romans of the whereabouts of Jesus was too
Intense to live with; he made an end of himself.
Likewise, Jesus faced a life and death conflict
as he prayed in Gethsemane to escape from
an early death if it were his Father's will. It was
human to want to live and it would have been
easy enough to find an escape from the city but
he knew it was ungodly to recant his teachings
now and deny the claims about himself as the
Son of God. This most unimaginable conflict of
wanting to hold onto life and yet do his Father's
bidding must have been decisively settled in
the Gethsemane garden for none of the details
of the trials and the physical torture reflect
anything else but a reconciliation and under
standing of the meaning of a deathless life.
The resurrected Christ is the exception to the
story; all conflict had given away to glory
triumphant. The Cross stands as symbol of the
paradoxical working out of conflict into glory.
At the meeting of the cross bars or the point
of greatest conflict there is the heart of God.
Philosophers and theologians through the ages
have been hard put to explain the meaning of
God's redemptive power as we see it in the
story of the Cross. Perhaps the most rational
explanation to be found is the fact of those who
witness with the assurence, "Because He lives,
I too shall live."
The element of conflict Is not foreign to our
lives for we live In an age that has been
described as "fearful" because of strong,
opposing thoughts that are constantly at war
both within us and in the world. Positive think
ing is not always enough to resolve our unsettled
minds. We feel too "clutched" most of the time
to understand the attitude cf faith. We try to
protect ourselves ard are always on the look
We may need to venture a bit more; to live
life "dangerously," to trust our lives in faith that
God exists and that God can redeem. Abundant
life may be characterized by deathless living
that transcends any amount of conflict. Staying
"clutched" by the things of this world will
doubtless blind us from ever seeing the death
less quality of life that comes from a venture
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God Has A Place
On The Campus
By BABS JELGERHUIS
Lenten devotional services are
being held daily, Monday through
Friday, from 12:30 to 12:50 p.m.
in the Chapel of the Cotner School
of Religion. The services are joint
ly sponsored by the Methodist,
Presbyterian - Congregational
E. U. B., and Baptist - Disciples
of Christ Student Fellowships on
Speakers for next week's serv
ices are: Rev. Richard W. Nutt,
Monday; Forrest Stith, Tuesday;
Rev. Robert E. Davis. Wednesdav:
Rev. Elza M. Hawkins, Thursday,
ana Rev. Rex Knowles, Friday.
15th and Que
Sunday 10:45 a. m. worshm
with sermon on' "God's Children"
by Pastor T. Joeckel; 3:30 p. m.
Gamma Delta supper, topic and
LUTHERAN STUDENT HOUSE
535 North 16th
Friday 7 p.m. visitations.
Sunday 10 a.m. Bible Hour
(Ag, 9:45 a. m.); 11 a. m. wor
ship; 5:30 p. m. LSA Pre - Holy
week vespers (Ag, "Minority
Tuesday - 7:15 p. m. "The Gos
pel and the Evangelists" by Dr.
Wednesday - 7 p. m. Lenten serv
ice on "I, Pilate, Sentenced Him,"
7:30 p. m. choir.
OF BAPTISTS AND DISCIPLES
Sunday - 4:30 p. m. Cabinet
meeting, 5 p. m. supper and For
um with a discussion of "Campus
Gods on Trial" will be led by
Mark Bryant and Edmund Irvin.
Wednesday - 7:30 p.m. Chapel
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Once upon a time A. Bility was
a freshman at this University.
Re-evaluating his high school ac
complishments, he decided he was
capable of maiorine in three sub.
jects physics, math and English.
tor two years, he labored diligent
ly, devoting his spare time to work
beyond his class assignments. He
was well-nourished and happy. But
at the end of his soDhomore vear.
he was brought before the Board
of Regents and advised thusly:
Young Man! you can't maior in
three subjects! Regardless of your
fine grades, your rosy cheeks
and your fraternal life, we feel
that you must be hurtine your
self; you aren't getting the most
out of school and you are eivme:
students who are content with
one major a hindering, inferiority
complex. Therefore, before contin
uing, you must choose. The phys
ics department must content them
selves with some research assistant
of lesser value the Math and Fmr-
lish department must employ ai
otner reader, regardless of his in
terest and ability. Yes, you must
throw two years of hard work in
one subject out the window, be
cause it's for your own good. Be
ing but a college youth. suDDOsedlv
mature, you are incapable of con
sidering these factors in their prop
er light, so we, you elders, have
established this ultimatum for
Dazed and hurt. A. Bilitv went
out upon a hostile campus to re
flect. "Can this really be? Will
I, the rest of my life, be cut
down everytime I attempt to do
more than the sages deem best
for me? Are initiative and am
bition now a crime? Is keen com
petition, once so cherished, on the
way out at Nebraska? It must
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to a showing of a color-sound motion
This film depicts the real life story of a
Stewardess her selection, training and
Stewardess Representative Rosamond
Meyer of United Air Lines, will be on
campus at the same time to discuss a
FILM: "Scotty Wins Her Wings"
TIME: 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 1955
PLACE: Love Library Auditorium
For further information and interview
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