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u.i - . . ' isaay maae one 01
' '-'f nd most 'Sclent move, in the
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I-Cl fv . n.U omethin.T iich wiU greatly
, -.--:ct their future,
' ?rJt Ra hrt;:y approves of the action,
i Liuortunately, lhos s(udenU wh(J
I TrT7 ?PStd to lh Councils vote, and
!,7 411 10 theSr Fwer to see that it will
.... . -'""c iacse same siucenus
, been Xm&hll to Eive their reasons
' I Or their nnnnaiO. .7
.,, . 7 except taose mouvatea ny
v'f Marvin Stromer was fee most vehement in
.V.r. position to the proposal Wednesday night
-A . md the most ridiculous. i: argued on emo
;fnalIy PUaet, quoting poetry and pointing to
Pose who have happily obtained 8.5 averages.
vK . ! d 00 Corae ba( when -" Ro8er
pointed out that the plan would be greatly
C befcl6l to poorer students.
'M & on!y 'air notion that could have
been taken for those who are scholastically
X-. f keep up with those greedy few who
VJ - Rtempt to dominate the upper part of the grad-
, bonier na bis crew of rabble-rousers
:ts-M do whatnhey can to undermine the ex
;'V - i5sive work carried out by Hurt Pickett and
m Tver emmittee.
' v It la up to students, then, to help the Student
. ...Council protect them.
hod Move, SO
The biggest opposition may very well come
from the ranks of the faculty. Unfortunately,
most instructors are blind to the benefits aris
ing from such policy except the enlightened
few in Teachers College. .
However, the Student CouncU has become
so strong, that once effective machinery is
set up, nothing can stand in its way.
One thing has not yet been mentioned in all
the controversy, however. This is the problem
of the Student Council's-working with the hon
oraries on campus to do away with any incon
sistencies in present consitutions of these hon
oraries. Honor aries have thus far encouraged
high scholarship. It will take a great deal of
cooperation on the part of both honoraries and
the Council to avoid a situation completely
confusing to the student.
The Policy is one of the best actions taken
on this campus for years, but unfortunately
it does not go far enough. Too much lee-way
exists for the student to sneak in extra hours
of studying without the knowledge of the Stu
dent Council. As long as classes are held, in
structors will protect students by sending In
lower grades to the administration and falsi
fying attendance reports. The Council was not
far-sighted enough to see that as long as there
is contact between instructor and student, this
possibility exists. The only answer is to' do
away with classes altogether.
The action, however, was a good step for
ward. The ideal situation on this campus is
still far in the future, but it at least is coming
into sight. Something has been done about the
over-emphasis of scholarship at the University,
and this is the main thing. K.N.
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wiiture the enlightenment and refinement of
taste Is sadly lacking on the University cam-
!rTC'. P" student ar apathetic toward the oppor-
;i7r'"-r mues wierea them because these opportunities
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rV offer nothing to the cultivation of tastes. And
Cr--'- who Is to blame for this apathy? It is not the
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Consider how the Administration has run un-
derground such organizations as Rho Delta and
met Ktt EpsUon, both of which used to be
active in the joyous work of . campus politics.
Fortunately, members of these organizations
cave the courage to perpetuate themselves,
even though they cannot perform all of their
former functions. WEat woulJ the University
t do without some activity by these brave groups?
Z There would be no red dots fa the sandstone,
no yellow serpents on the doors. The very
essence of creative art would disappear if
5 these organizations were so apathetic as to obey
Administrative edicts. '
A recent move of some of pe above-board,
p duller bodies on campus has freed the clan of
.' . intellectual political scientists, (be Fair Faction,
to disiBtegrate. Thus, the cult ijral study of hu--vjrnajrifi3ijip
and the thKghtful consider'
A Ai ations of vote-mmUng have beai smothered.
J CH Then there's the parking situation everyone
'! jr haa to obtain a parking penult, even though
.'"! i this is not possible for those who live " on cam-
pus." Consequently, students caanot park. They
! may be forced to give up automobiles, those
- creatures, which stimulate mechanical interest
- in "every youthful soul.
Even the Dean of Women's Office has its
dominance over the parking situation. The
rule: No coed is to sit, by day or night, in
a car. Does that mean with or without men?
Regardless of the details, the full impact of
this command is that the enlightening pas
times of youthful hearts has been stifled.
The worst edict, of course, is the new drink
ing policy or, rather, the new enforcement of
the old laws. To properly guide the University,
the Administration should support 3.2 beer for
18-year-olds. As the law stands now, students
do not have access to a broad and-liberal ed
ucation, for a rigid line divides the younger stu
dent body from the older group. How can these
American youths learn to be adults when they
cannot even associate with the legalized adults?
Of course, the worst part of the worst edict
is the effect it has on good healthy fellowship.
Students are forced to meet in bleak classrooms
which only inspire sleep. The stupor of the
environment builds to unbroken monotony as
Friday Afternoon Clubs fall by the wayside.
Within the confines of Organized Houses, the
dullness is broken only by brief and welcomed
visits from the liquor inspectors, both of whom
provide a source of entertainment and glee for
Organized House members.
Exactly what does lead to the refinement
of tastes? Students must be able to taste in
order to refine their tastes. They must follow
their desires to the utmost in order to discover
this enlightenment. Fellowship around the beer
stein is the answer, but the Administration will
offer no compromise.
Arise, Students! To Heidelberg! M.M.
"Tis is the last editorial by the present staff
s Cthe Pink Rag that you, car reader, wiU
S J' It is written with the same bkwd, toil, sweat
" " and tears that has gone into every column
r'c' inch of the campus newspaper np to this date.
-.v This, however is a particularly sad occasion,
'j vj. for this is the last issue f the Pink Rag.
The staff has been sold dewa the river. We
? "K w&nt to blame anyone for this tragic
.V "eveat, but the Student Council has taken away
'-y something that was revered by students as
l,mmare than a campus paper. It has been a
? campus institution.
-iCV " e waj 'orce to face the facts, how-
f ever. In spite of the fact that we have at all
K times attempted to be nice to the college organ
m,. Izalinna. we have hem hetrved AH mpmhfrt
i ; ef"the staff are over-pointed, ana1 can no longer
!' ' spend 30 hours a week putting out a paper.
V"' We caa enly ask eonelves t&e question: Why?
Wo Hours Needed
The Dean of Women at the University of
,1f Colorado recently proposed to the student body
the elimination of hours for all senior women.
This is atrotTier indication that the University
of Nebraska is far behind times.
Dean Job. arisen has ignored the needs of
woman students to this date. She has taken no
interest in them, but instead has spent her
working hours at the Country Club golf course.
Wh&t about it. Dean Johansen? Isn't it time
to five senior women what they have long
It Is ridiculous to assume that senior women
must observe the hours maintained by other
women students. Men have no hours, and it
ii t!sae to take away this last vestige of super
iily from them.
Get on the ball, Dean Johansen. And AWS.
Why, after years of trying to please everyone,
have we been left out in the cold?
Why, After printing a paper with NO mistakes
for years, must we join the nebuolous mass of
unkowns and unknowing?
Why, after giving full publicity to the ac
tivities of all organizations, after publishing
list after list of campus officers and meetings,
have none of these organizations come to our
Why, after paying for cokes and coffee for
Pub Board member after Pub Board member,
has not this hallowed group backed us.
Oars not to wonder why, ears but to do or
The Student Council has prevented us from
doing, so we must die.
However, we do not hold grudges. We pledge
our support to the newcomer to the campus, The
Daily Worker. Where we have failed to give
both sides to the questions in the news columns,
this magnificient paper shall succeed. Perhaps
its editorial policy will not be so brutally at
tacked as was ours this past year.
The present members of the staff have not
totally given up, however. We shall return to
report for the Daily Worker, unless the Student
Council gives up points for that too.
The Pink Rag shall not really die. Its name
shall be quietly whispered by the thousands
who have known and grown to love it down
through the ages. A letter has been written
to the President of the United States asking
him to officially change April Fool's Day to
Pink Rag Day, as a memorial to its staff and
that which they produced.
Once a year, smiles will light up on the faces
of those who knew us. And once a year, mem
bers of the Student Council will hang their
heads in shame for the tragedy they wrought.
Yes, the Pink Rag no longer exists. The of
fices cf the paper shall become deserted, but
the memory of Us bustle and activity will
linger on. K.N.
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THE NEBRASKA N
It's high time somebody passed
you guys the word on what this
University is doing to us Inde
pendents. There's a master plan
in the Administration vault which
will wreck the great spirit of in
dividualism we have fought so
hard to preserve.
By the time they complete the
new 1000-man dorm on 16th and
Vine anybody will be able to be
an independent, and the high
standards of cynicism we have es
tablished will be colder than a
Independents! Nobody is going
to make dull, conformist fraternity
men out of us! We've got to dis
organize! We've nothing to lose
but our club dues!
F. J. SALT
Beer Bust, Phase
Since no official report has been
issued by the Student Committee
on Organizing and Publicizing a
Spring Activity on the University
of Nebraska Campus I feel that
a suggestion from a senior member
of the faculty is in order.
-Many of my colleagues and I
think that the doldrums into
which the campus falls as the
weather warms each spring could
be avoided by taking a new tack.
All the gayety of Ivy Day, the
struggle of All Sports Day and
the spirit of the IFC Ball could
be rolled into one gigantic event.
Let's have a beer bust!
PROF. X. BLAXCHARD
P. S. Maybe you've never heard
of me; I wrote this in blood and
threw it out the window; they keep
me in this little room in the Love
Library Tower. Oh well, back to
Although e are a few days late,
we would like to submit our nomi
nalion for Outstanding Nebraskan.
Ira Stanley Epstein. No one has
shown more courage in protecting
the hallowed institutions of the
University, in spite of opposition
from all sides. Although betrayed
by his fellow classmates at the
Law College, he has valiantly car
ried on his crusade. Do not believe
what his associates, particularly
those who have slandered him in
the Letterip column, say. Ira has
not been intimidated into silence.
He continues his work under
groundbehind the stacks in the
Law Library. For his determina
tion and his courageous efforts in
the name of the University, no
student could more deserve the
title of Outstanding Nebraskan.
Every so often you run a long
list of people who get themselves
pinned or engaged, and I'm getting
just a little tired of it. Why don't
you run a list of us, the 2489.2
lucky ones, who wouldn't look
twice at a man? (The 21 That's
a Theta legacy; it's a Boy Scout.)
Has NU Premier
By STAN SCHNEIDER
This story is best told in the
form of a play. It's so complicated
it will take two weeks to tell it.
The characters are few, the scenes
are few, the words are few and the
plot is even fewer. One guy who
has read this told me, "That's the
fewest plot I ever read."
GUS Laffable, lovable, livable
old Gus. Loved by everyone but
flunking out of school.
GUSSIE She goes with lovable,
laffable, livable old Gus who's
flunking out of school. She's glad
he is flunking out of school.
GUS Livable, laffable, lovable
old Gus's twin brother commonly
referred to as Gus. They were both
called Gus because their parents
were kinda slow thinkers. Every
one hates Gus but they think he's
lovable, laffable, livable old Gus
so he's flunking out of school too.
GUSSIE She goes with lovable,
laffable, livable old Gus's brother
Gus commonly referred to as Gus.
She's in love with him but some
times confuses him with laffable,
livable, lovable old Gus so she
thinks he's a hypocrite and doesn't
trust him. That's what makes Gus
so hateful. He's frustrated. Gussie
drinks. After a few grasshoppers
and Alexanders she doesn't care
which Gus it is. That's when hate
ful Gus becomes livable, laffable,
lovable Gus. (And you'd do the
Take time out here and go back
through the list of characters. The
plot is dyabolical and I want you
to follow every earth - shaking
THE SCENE is a local dance
hall. The time is 11:30 Saturday
evening. Three of the four charac
ters hate the place but Gussie
(who drinks) is about ready to
reach the point of no return. This
makes Gus (hateful Gus) extreme
" Gussie (who doesnt drink) de
cides to take Gussie (who right
now thinks she might even be
Floyd) out for a little breather. Gus
"Ho-ho. I'm livable, laffable,
lovable old Gus. Everybody loves
me but I'm flunking out of school.
Gus, I think Gussie is a living,
Gus, who thinks Gus is talking
about his girl, becomes about one
gram unhappy and pounds the life
out of Gus for trying to change
his marital status by breaking up
his first flamiing romance. He
"I'm hateful Gus commonly re
ferred to as Gus. Everybody thinks
I'm livable, laffable, lovable old
Gus so I'm flunking out of school.
Why for do you- talk so loose
tonguedly about my girl (who
While this soliloquy was taking
place Gus was sipping Gussie's
grasshopper and is feeling no pain.
"Gus, commonly referred to as
Gus. What makes you think I
should expound so poetically about
your dolly. This situation is best
summed up by my old anatomy
professor who once said: Ah,
make the most of what we yet
may spend, before we too into
dust descend; Dust to Dust, and
under Dust to lie, if you dont like
my girl's sorority pin, keep your
eyes off her sweater."
Granted this is too emotional to
comprehend in a single day but
I shall give you an entire week to
meditate. This is nothing to what
is happening between Gussie and
Gussie. I shall tell you about this
next week. It will take me at
last that long to figure a way out
of this thing.
Your Very Own Doodle Space
(Editor! Nntr: This time Mi 4arat4 Jointly fcy thr ( nl-Dnnaltr nd tho
feral prtnlm' union, tn roajanrtloa lth tlx- link R night Brwg editor. Eark
roBiHlrr the Fink B la a waste of pndoas djddle-par.)
NU Alumnus Warns Students
Against Talcing Responsibilities
(Kdkor'i '! Mr. T to aow ;na4
Wardraat Stm lark Rafonaatorr
for Fanner Mearixn of laanceat aad
Martar Bawd Rectories Uanaliiis the aa
tkie. He has aleanwd la the fteld of
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locum d aei euasHftos aristae laroeea afa
aaldsace es lae trader rears of rellcee
life, aarttralarlr of tkrte stadran who nae
worked far swot hostile la these sarlrttes.
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By GABRIEL TWEET
When I first received the letter
from The Pink Rag asking me to
write a column for the editorial
page, I welcomed the chance with
open arms. The letter asked me to
pass on to students any advice
which I thought would be useful
to them as I have learned from
years of experience in the shock
ing duties of my position.
You see, I, myself, once fen
under the spell of what we in the
field can honoraryitls. Fortunate
ly, however, I Joined Activities
Anonymous before it was too late.
I was saved, and I vowed then to
dedicate my life to saving the
youth of American anlversities
from their terrible fate arising
from this affliction.
If you could only see the pitiful
cases with which we deal at the
reformatory for Former Members
of Innocent and Mortar Board
Societies, you would be better able
to avoid the same fate. With this
in mind, here is a brief case his
tory of one of our patients.
R. J. was one of those students
who tackled everything. He was
president of the Florence Nightin
gale Club, was a member of the
campus legislative body and in his
spare time wrote poetry for
Drama Club for Men.
When he came to our reforma
tory he was a wreck. He ran ner
vously from one room to another
attempting to run the affairs of all
students. He couldn't sleep, he
couldn't eat. We could tell at once
that if something was not done at
once he would become one of the
(ugh) politicians of the country.
So we employed the "tickle him
in the ribs" therapy. The purpose
of this therapy is to get the patient
to laugh. For four years we tried
this therapy on the patient and he
refused to laugh, not even once.
This was a bad case. He is still
running around the halls, setting
up board meetings and pouring
over Robert's Rules for Parliamen
My advice to college students is
this. Beware those who say that
activities build well rounded per
sonalities, that they give good ex
perience for later life. Surveys
have shown that the person most
difficult to get along with is the
student who has participated in
college activities. Shun relation
ships with an other students except
under circumstances of strictly
non-business. Learn how. to say
no. Attend no meetings of any
kind. Learn to stand up on your
own two feet and say bodily "I
have no opinion."
After all, activities lead only to
frustration. The student finds that
he must take sides, that he must
appear busy, and that he must
keep at all times an official man
ner about him.
On the other hand, If a stu
dent is suffering from boaoraryltis,
he must sot give it up all at once.
This would cause certain bad ef
fects to begin working on the stu
dent's constitution. Re may, for
example, threw himself whole
heartedly Into studies as eompea
sation. I need not relate at this
time what dire consequences might
The student may also find him
self consumed by the desire to
start attending University - spon
sored affairs such as nationally
known talent! lecturers, NUCWA
Spring Conference, ad infinitum.
Only if a student is a strictly
free agent can he be saved from
honoraryitia or similar maladies.
He must not be tied down to any
responsibilities scholastic, cultur
al or activity-wise.
There is only one way to avoid
being sent to our reformatory.
This is to find a quiet room some
where unobtainable by sorority or
fraternity sisters and brothers, who
are the scourge of this century.
The next step is a find a quiet re
treat down town at which to spend
your activity-less afternoons. Keep
reading and thinking at a mini
mum. Only in this way will you be
able to accept the responsibilities
of later life in a calm, sensible
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By MART SHELLEDT
What is wrong with a campus
that can tolerate the slackening
sense of responsibility among its
The dissolute occurrences of the
past few weeks have come as a
shock to your columnists. We
never imagined that such a small
thing as the thawing of the last
snowbanks could provoke such an
However has this come about
Spring is no time to become un
strung. Vacation begins tomorrowoffi
cially. Unofficially, students have
been grossly neglecting their re
sponsibilities to themselves and
the public. They began vacation
Classes have been cut, profes
sors have been scorned, the price
of beer has gone up. The Univer
sity does not think of the week
before vacation as a subsidized
party-time. Tests have been sched
uled, and too few students have
even bothered to think up a decent
excuse for not attending them.
March has been a "Don't Care"
month for nine-tenths of the stu
dent body. It has been less stu
dent and more body. There is no
excuse for this sort of thing.
Obviously, this cannot lead to a
higher education. Vacations are
declared for the purpose of mental
rehabilitation andiot for physical
recreation. To indulge one's self
in gluttony of the senses and other
coarse pastimes, such as have
been prevalent on campus with
the advent of warm weather, is
too sordid even to be ridiculed.
Yet every vacation, this prob
lem arises. The class days before
Christmas were a prime exam
ple. Not content with lighting up
Christmas trees at the Student
Union, students persisted in light
ing up themselves.
There is the excuse, quoted then
as now, that after a term of claus
trophobia, one needs to light the
fuse on one's private Roman as
dic. How utterly ridiculous
. Even the Student Council th
august body of junior statesmen
has limited activities so that th
will not interfere with scholsjS
endeavor. This is admirable But
what can this small' band of dJ?
cated souls do when the studeM
body persists in ignoring both ex
tra-curricular and academic act
What are the prospects for th.
weeks after vacation? Even leu
a sense of responsibility will moK.
vate the local scholars. Will thu
be remembered as the season tha
University, wasn't worth a diddhk
There are several solutions thai
may do away with these plebiu
1. The time set aside for flu,!
examinations taust be ahtrt.
2. Organized houses and donra
must appoint additional hoatt,
mothers and study-proctori.
3. Fire escapes will have ta
removed from all residence,
4. All refrigeration units mut
be strictly licensed.
5. Coeds must be. forbidden ti
wave at convertibles.
' f . Absolutely no mood mode
may be played on juke boxa,
radios, or phonographs. Jackk
Gleasoa and "Unchained" art
But what will these resolution,
do to affect the habit of begirtninf
vacations an unofficial week ear
ly? Only constant vigilance next
year can mitigate the evil. Tv
ticularly, students must learn that
high spirits do not come in bottles.
They must , realize that they an
here to grow in intellectual stat
ure. They are not here to increan
their capacity In liquid liters.
With a new regime, perhaps va
cations will again become timet of
mature and responsible development.
Faction For Help
By ROCKY WOOF
(Editor's otei Leah) acaaea't mis we
this week was wrlttea or a aaast cateaaaiat,
The Greeks on this campus are
to be congratulated for their ef
forts this year in extending a hand
of friendship across the campus
to the Independents.
It was the former Faction's aim
to prevent Independents from ob
taining positions in activities, es
pecially the Student Council. The
Student Council has attempted to
protect students from activities,
but we realize that the Faction has
done more to protect us than the
SCjs action ever will
We are sorry that the Faction is
dead. But at this time wt would
like to dedicate ourselves to the
principles and objectives being
fought for bravely by the later
fraternity Council. Only ta this
way can we show our appreciation
to the Greeks for whst they have
(done for us. '
The Independents, too, are or
ganizing. Our first business will
be to promote - a spring pintail
dance in cooperation with the In
terfraternity Council. The Inde
pendents ask for student support,
AU that is required is a flfty-d
lar donation from all students ts
defray the costs of bringing th
world - renowned Hank Frallgra
and his band to the campus.
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