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Wednesday, April 13, 1955
Nebraskan Editorials
Miliary Maneuvering
The new Army ROTC drill schedule to be
come effective next fall will certainly present a
big problem to the campus.
Although Colonel Diestel feels sure the fra
ternities and co-ops will be able to adjust their
meal schedules to meet the new drill time, he
may not realize just how big a job this will
be. And not only the fraternities and. Co-ops
are effected. Many University men are work
ing part-time as hashers in the dormitories
and organized houses. The new drill time will
not only put these living units on the spot
but will also prevent a male student from ful
filling his hashing job. The important thing
for the Military Department to realize is that
some of these hashers need the. money they are
making and even though the drill would take
up only one day a week, those "one-days-a-week"
add up to much-needed money.
Also effected unfairly would be those stu
dents who have 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock classes.
With the noon hour filled when will these stu-
'1984' Review
Today an informal book review fill bring to
student attention a much-discussed novel by
George Orwell, "1984."
Thomas Storer, associate professor of phil
osophy, will review "1984" at 4 p.m. in Union
Parlors A and B. After his interpretation of
the book, there will be open discussion.
"1984" is Orwell's frightening prediction of
what the world will be like in the next 40 years.
In his advanced socialistic world, Big Brother
watches the movements of every person. Even
thoughts are controlled by Big Brother, and
men reduced to near-machines.
Orwell's prediction holds a shuddering fas
cination for the world today, which is threat
ened by a Communist government determined
to make his prediction come true. No one
could read this story of a cold, mechanical
world without counting his blessings that Or
well is only spoofing so far.
Whether or not you have read "1984", an
hour, spent at this review today will be well
worth your time. The close parallel between
1984 and the real 20th Century is unmistakable
and appalling. .
"1984" will make you think. M. H.
Nfew Commandments
Some charge that the West has never been
able to found a great religion, such as Chris
tianity, Judaism or Mohammendanism. Yet the
following "Ten Commandments" may disprove
that belief. To this we might add: "Cynlsm,
ambition and selfishness, these three; but the
greatest of these is selfishness." ,
"These are the words that we found graven
on a tablet of Hammermill bond.
"I. Money is the Lord, thy God. Thou shalt
not let anything stand in the way of acquiring
"II. Thou shalt not speak of Money, thy tiod,
in an unreverent way.
"in. Remember to keep wholly to thyself the
fruits of thy labor.
'IV. Honor thy commission and thy paycheck.
4V. Thou shalt kill competition.
4X Thou shalt not commit adultery noisly.
Vn. Thou shalt steal only when thou canst
sot beg, borrow or swindle what thou desirest.
"VIII. Thou shalt bear false witness only If
it implies some personal gain, if that one about
whom thou bears thy false witness is definitely
"IX. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife
exclusively, for it is wrong to be discriminate.
"X. Thou shouldst not covet thy neighbor's
goods, for if thou hast that good old American
get-up-and-go thou will have a newer car, etc.,
than be has." K. N.
dents eat lunch? According to most health
standards and the University policy the noon
hour is reserved for the simple necessity of
of eating as it should be.
Psychologically a. break at noon between
morning and afternoon classes has many vir
tues and although a minority of students would
be effected, still it is important that not even
a minority be subjected to an unfair rule.
Of course there are two advantages to hav
ing the drill at noon. One is that during the
fall and winter months the temperature at noon
would be more condusive to keeping warm than
at 5 p.m. when the sun has set. Another ad
vantage would be that after the noon drill,
students would have the rest of the afternoon
free with no drill to break up any plans or
However, the inconviencies the new drill time
will cause to the many residence halls and
houses on campus, the men in Army ROTC
themselves and disruption it will cause in any
normal person's meal schedule outweighs any
merits the new time may have.
It seems very out-of-line indeed to ask so
many people to adjust to an unnecessary sit
uation just to please one branch of the ROTC
Department. J. H. B.
Untapped Potential
In Tuesday's Nebraskan an article under Cam
pus Circuits, reprinted from the Daily Tar Heel
of the University of North Carolina has a moral
for the University of Nebraska.
Campus politics at North Carolina are con
sidered by both administration and student
body an ideal laboratory in which students
can obtain practical experience in politics. As
was cited in the article, North Carolina has
turned out many state governors, Congress
men and a U. S. president. i
This can be expected if a university turns out i
students who have at least a working know
ledge and stimulated interest in politics. As
important as politics are in the life of the av
erage citizen just as influential as grocery
prices it is only logical to assume that the
average citizen should be better informed about
politics before he assumes the responsibility
for participating in them. This is one phase
which the University has sadly neglected ani
compared to other universities which . support
and encourage campus politics, the University
of Nebraska turns out politically naive citizens
who have not been given the opportunity to
explore the dynamics of politics in action nor
encouraged to do so on a practical basis.
The nearest contact to actual politics a stu
dent at the University has is through news
papers and occasional speakers who seek to
stir a politically potential student body into
Politics, on the college level can serve a
great purpose in preparing students for their
roles after they graduate. And only at the
college level can students achieve any adult
type of political education.
If the Administration and the student body
would bury the idea that politics on this cam
pus would have to be Greeks versus Independ-ents-an
idea which has been perpetuated out
of boredom and not actual controversy-and re
alize the valuable experiences which are being
kept from the students, this University would
benefit in the long run. J- H. B.
Never The Twain
From the Yale News "U-Notes" comes this
brief announcement: "Student-faculty cocktail
hour Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m."
The announcement was small and undistin
guished. It is interesting to compare the liberal
East with the conservatism of a Midwestern
state university.
LITTLE MAN on campus
by Dick Eibler
1 IhlSli IfSf -If
"She's getting up off the sundeck now Whose turn to phone her
next time.?"
The Self-Governed
More Independents
May Join Activities
Campus Circuits
Development Of Conscience
Receives Inadequate Emphasis
Univrsity of North Carolina
The college undergraduate of today, says Pres
ident John Sloan Dickey of Dartmouth College,
"is different, faced with graver issues than we
were a generation ago, more responsible in
his decisions, and much more lonely."
Needed from the colleges, as mentors, writes
Mr. Dickey, is a heavier stress upon the de
velopment of conscience. The tendency lately
has inclined too much the other way toward
the development of competence by specialized
studies. These disciplines whose age-long pur
pose has remained the cultivation of conscience
have, in light of the need, failed to receive due
emphasis. But "it is the job of the college (and
the liberal arts) to keep competence civilized,
President Dickey .says and adds:
I am increasingly persuaded that the cause
of wKral education will not be overrun by vo
cationalisra If the college holds to its birthright
and remains committed as a matter of purpose
to serious concern with the issues of con
science. A concern for the choice of good and
the rejection of evil in an Institution of liberal
learning quickens nil humanistic studies and
prevents our increasing reliance on the physi
cal and social sciences from .mothering those
Intuitive insights which both produce and spring
from goodness la man.
Recently we heard of a religion teacher s com
plaint hat certain books of The Bible-notably
the Book of Job can't be adequately taught, the
reason being the difficulty to create in students
the tragic sense of life. The tragic sense of
life, too broad a concept to treat here, is one
broad area of conscience; the great religions,
the great systems of rational ethics, are parts
of conscience; taste and the feeling for beauty
are parts of conscience "borrowed from the
total store of human woe and joy," in Mr.
Dickey's words. The tradition of civility,"
for which Walter Lippman sees a crying need
in the western democracies, is a part of con
science. As the undergraduate moves from his pe
culiar role on the campus to peculiar role in
the world, the development of conscience by
contact with humanities and other liberal studies
may be the last, best hope. Dartmouth, put
ting action behind their president's idea, -has
set up a Tucker Foundation; its purpose is
best expressed in the words of the man for
whom it is named, spoken some years ago:
I make no . . . plea for any formal religion,
but I do plead now as always for the religious
spirit ... Seek . . . moral distinction. Be not
content with the commonplace in character any
more than with the commonplace In ambition
or intellectual attainment. Do not expect you
will make any lasting or very strong impression
on the world through intellectual power without
the use of an equal amount of conscience and
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The question has probably en
tered many minds whether the
Student Council action to limit in
dividual leadership responsibility
and activity participation is likely
to bring more
students par
ticularly inde
p e n d e nts
into activities.
It is an en
c o u ragement
to stude nts
who have
avoided activi
t i e s because
they believed
them to be
subject in
many cases inevitably to Greek
Dm fcmu manv indeDendents will
respond by enrolling in activities
and filling out the membership ros
ters which in some cases may De
cut drastically as a result of the
new regulations?
Tn this snace the first week of
the semester I evaluated the three
'groups of independents at the
University independents per se,
dormitory independents and co-op
independents. As I noted then,
the independents per se are almost
exclusively persons who either (1)
have not time for activity parti
cipation due to requirements of
part-time employment; (2) have
no interest in organizational work
of any type, or (3) feel that stu
dent activities are insignificant,
and that their time is better spent
by limiting their extra-curricular
interests to activities of impor
tance to the community, nation
or humanity at -large. Because of
this, probably few independents
per se may be expected to partici
pate in any future years in Uni
versity activities. The same may
be said for many 'dormitory and
co-op independents.
There has been some indication
of increasing organizational inter
est among dormitory independ
ents. Leaders In the men's dormi
tory organizational structure say
they have made increasing efforts
this year and with some success
to interest more dormitory in
dependents in campus affairs. The
dormitories have seemed to be a
stronghold for the belief that
Greeks inevitably have controlled
activities and leadership positions.
Perhaps increased response to
these leaders' efforts may be ex
pected in future years.
It appears now that a gradual
but definite increase in activity
participation by co-op independ
ents may be expected. There has
been a slow increase during recent
years, as evidenced the successful
co-op demand last semester for
representation on the Student
In this group also has lain a
deep-seated belief that Greeks in
evitably control campus activities.
With the increased opportunity for
.broader control of activities, there
fore, increased participation by co
op members is almoat certain.
Furthermore, the co-ops in the
past two years have shown in
creasing interest in rising to the
challenge of fraternities in both
economic and social competition.
This year for the first time in their
history the co-ops, through the Stu
dent Co-operative Assn., are pub
lishing a brochure to be mailed to
oil now students 6f the 1955-56
school year, propagandizing the
benefits of organizational life in
general and of co-op life in par
ticular. (I hasten to assure that the
booklet in no way libels fraterni
ties. Yet H points out reasons why
co-op independents prefer their
type of organization to the Greek
type fraternal organization.)
A principal point of emphasis in
this brochure is encouragement to
prospective co-op members to par
ticipate la activities once they
have entered the University. Such
encouragement has shown up also
In the past two years la the propa
ganda which some of the Individ
ual co-op house hare sent to pros
pective members. And the encour
agement is not forgotten once a
student becomes a co-op independ
ent. Co-op leaders are increasing
such encouragement to members
of their organizations.
It appears definite that if the
new regulations on activity partic
ipation are enforced, and control
of activities is consequently broad
ened, an annually increasing num
ber of independents will partic
ipate. There probably will be no
enormous immediate influx of in
dependents into activities next fall.
It will be gradual. But it will, I be
lieve, be certain.
A woman went to a doctor to
complain about her husband's de
lusion. "It's terrible, Doctor, she
said. "All the time he thinks he's
a refrigerator."
"Well," consoled the medical
man, "that isn't too bad. Quite
a harmless delusion, I'd say.
"The delusion I don't mind, Doc
tor. But when he sleeps with
his mouth open, the little light
keeps me awake!"
A frantic mother rushed into a
doctor's office, dragging a four-
year-old by the hand. "Doctor,"
panted the woman, "Is this child
capable of performing an appen
"Why, my dear, lady," answered
the doctor, "don't be silly! Of
course not!"
"See!" screamed the nother.
"Now you march right out of here
and put it back."
Student: "Have you a book called
'Man the Master of Women'?"
Salesgirl: "The fiction depart
ment is on the other side, sir."
Sehneid Remarks-
Some Vacations You
Just Can't Handle
Since September I have been
looking forward to this vacation
anH finallv it came. First day,
quick like a bunny, to the golf
course. Quick like a bunny, wop,
lost my grip on my mashie and
it flew into the lake. Anybody here
want to buy a mashieless set of
rubber shaft golf clubs? . . . with
caddy? I wrote a book over vaca
tion called, "You Too Can Be a.
won heinor a lock at heart I
broke out the old tennis racket and
headed for the courts. On the first
,i-w which was too powerful to
describe, twaaang. Anybody here
want to buy a gutless tennis racn-
et? I wrote a book over vacation.
'Power Tennis with Mashieless
Rubber Shafter Golf Clubs."
n,r this time there wasn't too
much left but poker. I called the
niH crane together and the game
was on. Floyd Floyd didn't know
too much about the game, in iacv
he never played poker before. He
handled his cards poorly. His face
tnWmnhprl his everv hand. He
bet recklessly and held his hands
so I could see them. Being a
shrewd poker player at heart, I
saw this as my opportunity to make
a little easy cash, l piayea my
illv I bet wisely. I
read his every facial movement.
I peeked at his hands. He won
t lnst $42 no. I wrote a book over
vacation. "How To Win at Cards
. . Cheat."
Time for a little out door social-
I and called the eang.
exceDt Flovd who was at a poker
party, and we had a steak fry.
I told the butcher I wanted a pretty
t?ood Diece of steak that you could
really dig your teeth into. One
suited for a golfing, poker playing,
tennis playing fool. He only caught
the fool part and sold me a slab
tho cacroii rrmr of India. The
of beef that must have come from
price of the steak was $2.98. While
the steak was cooking on the out
door fireplace the boys and I had
a short cocktail that developed in
to a long cocktail and then several
long cocktails. One hour and forty
five minutes later I saw the most
expensive piece of warped, shrunk
en, black, mutilated, crusted, cnar-coal-burned,
half-inch of coal black
Hostess: "Our dog is just like
one of the family."
Bored Visitor: "Which one?"
Coed to mau at telephone com
pany complaint desk: "Nobody
ever calls me."
Sign over a television set in a
bar: "When the screen doesn't look
blurred anymore, you've had too
much to drink."
He only drinks to calm himself;
' His steadiness to improve.
Last night he got so steady,
He couldn't even move.
Some people discuss
(kings like politics)
some, religion,
there was a religious
person who became
all hetupovernothing
and made a big
fuss about his
I sat in quiet cynicism
just waiting
some people say
and stick to their
I am happy with
my ideas
which are not
a frelnd I met
thinks that the
world is in a gradual state of
because of too much
too much
says lie:
a preacher said
all are wrong all
tbey have it evil
I don't like
I won't believe
I hate . .
I know I am right
everyone else speaks
only dogma.
steak that I have ever seen in my
life. I wrote a book over vacation.
"Solution To Outdoor Cooking...
. . . t
Eat At a nesiaui am
On Friday the phone rang and
a picnic was under way. A date
says I ard I did. Being a good
guy I took my car. Everybody
went except Floyd who was at
steak fry and everybody got into
my car. We headed for Pen Woods
like every young student should
and oh we were having good fun.
Everybody except my date who
was griping about a tennis racket
some guy sold her. The racket
didn't have any strings. (Schneld
strikes again.)
We started down the gravel road
at about a minus four MPH and
around the curve comes this car at
about 50 MPH on my side of the
road. Man what a grouch. Poweee.
We finally got my date out of the
glove compartment and crawled
out through the horn to see what
happened. The guy that hit me
was one of these real neat guys.
Royce with three or four aerials
all with squirrel tails on them. He
wore a black leather jacket with
27 zippers on it, jeans with a gold
chain hanging from the pocket,
sideburns and a mustache, a motor
cycle hat and a white scarf thrown
casually around his kneck. My car
turned from a four door sedan to
a Crosley. Marlon, the guy in the
other car, walked up to me twirl
ing the gol chain around his greasy
fingers and said, "Care for a chaw
of tabackee?" We helped him pick
up his teeth, got another car and
had a wicked time. My date
walked around all night bent over
double. Have you ever been
thrown into a glove compartment
and got all the way in? I wrote a
book over vacation. "Driving Made
Easy . . . Fly."
What's more fun than vacation?
Happy three days after Easter
Fraternity, Sorority, A Orgaaication
Letterheads . . . Letter ... Newm
Bulletin! . . . Booklets . . . Programs
312 NortW 12th. Ph. f-295?
(Author ef "-Bartfoot Boy With Cheek," tie.)
Once again the makers of Philip Morris, men who are dedicated
to the betterment of American youth, have consented to let me
use this space, normally intended for levity, to bring you a brief
lesson in science.
It is no new thing, this concern that the makers of Philip
Morris feel for American youth. Youth was foremost in their
minds when they fashioned their cigarette. They were awari
that the palate of youth is keen and eager, awake to the subtlest
nuances of flavor. And so they made a gentle and clement smoke,
a suave blending of temperate vintage tobaccos, a summery
amaLgam of the most tranquil and emollient leaf that their
buyers could find in all the world. And then they designed their
cigarette in two sizes, king-size and regular, and wrapped them
in the convenient Snap-Open pack, and priced them at a figure
that youth could afford, and made them available at every
tobacco counter in the land.
That's what they did, the makers of Philip Morris, and I for
one am glaJ.
The science that we take up today is called astronomy, from the
Greek words astro meaning "sore" and nomy meaning "back."
Sore backs were the occupational disease of the early Greek
astronomers, and no wonder! They used to spend every blessed
night lying on the damp ground and looking up at the sky, and
if there's a better way to get a sore back, I'd like to hear about it.
Especially in the moist Mediterranean area, where Greece is
generally considered to be.
Lumbago and related disorders kept astronomy from becom
ing very popular until Galileo, a disbarred flenser of Perth,
fashioned a home made telescope in 1924 out of three Social
Security cards and an ordinary ice cube. What schoolboy does
not know that stirring story - how Galileo stepped up to his
telescope, how he looked heavenward, how his face filled with
wonder, how he stepped back and whispered the words heard
round the world: "L'etat, e'esmoi!"
Well sir, you can imagine what happened then! William
Jennings Eryan snatched Nell GwjTine from the shadow of the
guillotine at Oslo; Chancellor Bismarck brought in four gusheri
in a single afternoon; Hal Newhouser was signed by the
Hanseatic League; Crete was declared off limits to Wellington's
entire army; and William Faulkner won the Davis Cup for his
immortal Penrod and Sam.
But after a while things calmed down, and astronomers began
the staggering task of naming all the heavenly bodies. First
man to name a star was Sigafoos of Mt. Wilson, and the name
he chose was Beteigeuse, after his wife Betelgeuse Sigafoos,
prom queen at Michigan State College from 1919 to 193L
Not to be outdone, Formfig of Yerkes Observatory named m
whole constellation after his wife, Big Dipper Formfig, the
famed dirt track racer. This started the custom of astronomers
naming constellations after their wives - Capricorn, Cygni.
Orion, Ursa Major, Canis Major, and so forth, (The Major girls,
Ursa and Cams, both married astronomers, though Canis subse
quently ran off with a drydock broker named Thwaite Daphnis.)
After naming all the heavenly bodies, the astronomers had a
good long rest Then, refreshed and brown as berries, they
undertook the gigantic project of charting the heavens. Space is
so vast that it is measured in units called "light-years." These
are different from ordinary years in that they weigh a good
deal less This, of course, is only relative, since space is curved.
As Einstein laughingly said, "Emc2."
SLL?68 th Tm astronmy pretty thoroughly. But
before we leave th s fascinating topic, let us answer erne final
question: Is there life on other planets?
The answer is a flat, unequivocal no. Recent spectroscopy
Iiwi ? ?roei bernd doubt that the atmosphere of ths
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