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    Wednesday, September 28, 1955
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Nebraskan Editorials:
Me (p, ladles
For the first time in known campus history,
AWS is proposing that women students have
more voice in their own government. The pro
posal, allowing house representatives to shoul
der portions of AWS responsibility, is designed
to make the woman student feel more a part
of the system which governs her. Liberal AWS
leaders who drew up the proposal have recog
nized something which has tco long been de
ficient in AWS systems.
Tuesday afternoon a group of coeds met to
debate the proposal. The group failed to come
to terms with the real issue involved and de
bated mechanics of the proposal instead. Coeds
who have complained about what seem to have
bmen medieval rulings of AWS are literally
throwing away what seems to be a step toward
more liberal lines of thought in the regulation
of women students. The logic of such opinions
evades The Nebraskan.
In the past, AWS rulings have been accepted
without active protest or comment. Any com
plaints were made privately behind closed doors.
But here is a chance to bring the governors to
the level of the governed. It is completely revo
lutionary in AWS history that any authority be
The Residence Halls pose a peculiar problem
in both numbers and differing allegiances of
residents. Sorority pledges feel no particular
loyalty to the dorm and tend to resent dorm
rulings; outside of this factor, the number of
girls in the dorm itself make such a system
unwieldy. Because this proposal is not readily
workable in one instance, coeds should not aban
don the idea in other quarters. AWS leaders
have expressed willingness to make exception
in the dorm situation, and devise other plans.
The Nebraskan only hopes that coeds will
recognize the basic issue involved. AWS will
again debate the proposal in the near future
with a newly elected body of house representa
tives. These girls must disregard the mechanics
of the proposal for the moment and think of the
larger issue. The mechanics can be worked out
in administration of the principles. University
coeds must not alleviate this important step
toward an honor system and more responsibility
in their own government.
A repeat of the debate heard in Tuesday's
meeting would lead only to further confusion.
A system which has seemed to be inefficient
and a waste of valuable time, such as the court,
is up for reorganization. Coeds would, it seems,
welcome a streamlining of tedious court ses
sions and a step toward more liberal lines of
thought concerning their position in the maze
of campus rulings. J. B.
Mss Nebraska
The University of Nebraska, long the citadel
of learning of the wide Nebraska plains, is a
school steeped in tradition and pride.
The scarlet and cream banner has been car
ried into battle both intellectual and athletic
for many years. The Cornhusker spirit has
caused many an old grad to rise weeping at
football games and class reunions and smite his
breast, crying out his loyalty and love of the
This tradition of spirit and striving for victory
is carried on in many fields. Cornhusker foot
ball teams long were the scourge of the old
Missouri Valley and Big Six Conferences. Track,
baseball, basketball and gymnastic teams have
also won their laurels.
In the intellectual field Nebraska representa
tives have done well, distributing Rhodes Schol
arships, fellowships, doctors degrees and the
like throughout their ranks. All in all, the Uni
versity is a fine, noble institution, finding itself
hallowed in the things a school should be hal
lowed in, such as tradition, fine records, moldy
old buildings.
But now, with a flurry of drum rolls and the
popping of flash bulbs, the University finds it
self honored in a new and more wondrous way.
We got a beauty queen!
Actually, the presence of a beauty queen
isn't exactly new on this campus. On nice days
you must be careful not to step on them. There
are big ones, bttle ones, young ones, old ones.
There are no fat or skinny ones, since thay are
beauty queens, but there certainly are a lot of
We have queens for activities, the Farmer's
Fair, homecoming, pep rallies, BABW, football,
May Day, the Military Ball, .agriculture and the
Kosmet Klub shows.
Of course, not all of them are called queens
right to their faces we also have sweethearts,
goddesses, Girls and TNC's. The point is, some
times you can't see the beauty for the queens
But now all these queens are for naught. We
have in our midst a Queen among Queens
Sandy Speicher, Miss Nebraska for 1955, and
a candidate for Miss America (won, by the way,
by a simple slip of a thing from Grand Island).
She, although not attaining the ultimate $40,000
worth, is at least a 47th cousin to it.
It makes the University, with all its home
made ermine robes and long files of royalty,
look a little silly in the face of it. And you
know, she did it all by herself. No campaigns,
activity points, posters or loudspeakers. How
did she ever do it? F. T. D.
The Oasis
Occasionally the intellectual malcontents com
plain that Lincoln is a cultural backwoods.
Perhaps the Corn Belt is not awash with cul
tural opportunities. Students are lucky to have
available at cut rates a good selection from the
drama, music, art, films and other entertaining
Masquers, for instance, are offering a bar
gain these days a season ticket to University
Theatre productions. For $4.50 one 'can see four
plays and an opera. Campus dramatic produc
tions are usually well-chosen and presented.
The opera should frighten no one "La Boheme"
is an Italian "South Pacific."
Each year, in addition, Film Society presents
a schedule of foreign films shown at one of the
Lincoln theaters. Art theaters are rare in this
part of the country, or in most parts, for that
matter. Seeing good foreign films is a privilege.
Yet Film Society is never sold out.
University orchestra, choral and band pro
grams are frequent. Those with even1 faint bore
dom with "I'm In The Jailhouse Now" can find
at these concerts a wide range of music, easy
to listen to as well as cultural.
In addition, the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra
offers reduced prices on its season tickets to
The Union brings well-known artists to cam
pus for special concerts. They have Included, in
the last few years, Agnes Moorhead, Eugene
List, Dave Brubeck and several groups of
In other fields discussion groups, special lec
tures, exhibits and films are regular presenta
tions of nearly every department of the Univer
sity. The Nebraskan attempts to carry adequate
news of all such opportunities.
Complaints of the lack of intellectual pursuits
In the allegedly barren Corn Belt may be due
to reluctance to take advantage of the Univer
sity's and Lincoln's presentations.
The East and West Coasts have no monopoly
en good entertainment. Universities have tradi
tionally been the centers of these things as well
as study. Attending concerts, plays and exhibits
la less of sn obligation than a delight. k
Culture will not come looking for one any
more than Penn Woods will move to the Girls'
Athletic Field. Intellectual development de
mands curiosity and initiative as well as desire.
Sitting in the backwoods south of town andv
crying that the Mid-West is, a cultural back
woods is a pleasant game. If one is looking for
intellectual pursuits, the campus is the most
likely place to find them. M. S.
Pastille Perfume
France is known both for her scent and her
sentiment. It seems therefore appropriate that
it was a Frenchman who recently received a
patent for a postcard with a special pocket to
carry a "perfume pastille."
This is supposed to be saturated with the prop
er scent. Perhaps skunk would be for poison
pen letters or blood for the bleeding heart vari
ety. It might even inspire new perfume, such as
"Rejected" for "Dear John" letters.
Breaking into Nat's Oyster Bar Sunday, a
burglar took nothing of value except a March
of Dimes poljo container. A few days later the
conscience of the robber became too great. He
sent the bar an envelope containing $5 and a
note. The note said the container had $3.fiO and
the burglar added $140 more to make it an
even $5.
The note was signed, "Ashamed and Relieved."
No Silence
A French journalist defined America to the
Congress of European-American Associations the
other day,
"The United States is where everything is
possible except silence."
Raymond Aron, the journalist in question,
. might have extended his observation to campus
particularly in Love Library's study lounge,
where everything is possible but silent studying.
The lounge seems to be taken over by pledges
who are forbidden to coffee before the middle
of the afternoon, and consequently make the
study room into a Crib annex.
A conductor on the Chesapeake and Ohio
railway has been giving away lollipops so long
that he can't keep track of the number lie has
handed out. Every child on the train receives
one from him. "It began because I learned
that youngsters riding on a train for the first
time are as scared as I would be in an air
plane," C. C. Lane says.
This corresponds somewhat to the local book
stores' practice of dispensing free soft drinks
to students, to take away some of the shock of
buying a semester's books.
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by Dick Bibler
Faculty Senate Must
Justify Exam Decision
On May 10 the University Fac
ulty Senate voted, 131-65, to limit
the period of final exams to one
week, with three exams scheduled
each day. Exam time was reduce!
to 2 hours, and the free reading
period was eliminated.
This problem and it is indeed
a serious problem for all of us
Given' 'em Ell
caused a major furor among both
students and faculty members at
the time, and there are many of
us who are haunted, even this
early in the school year, by the
prospect of the new program.
For the benefit of freshmen and
new students, may I point out that
statements and opinions voiced by
fFitllor! "o(es The Nfhraskan l,etterlp
Column l open to letters from l render.
Ijetterti must not exceed 150 words. No let
ter will he published If It l unsigned;
name will be withheld If requested.)
Editorial Lauded
Dear Editor:
May I congratulate you on the
Sports Editorial concerning the
Hawaii game.
I get so fed up on the other type
oi articles.
I thought you'd like to know how
an Alumnus and also member of
the faculty felt.
Want Ads
the administratin, faculty s n d
student body last spring are to be
found in the issues of The Ne
braskan for May 10, 11 and 13.
It is a most impossible to exi:
gerate the detriment which the
accelerated schedule will effect
upon the academio system of this
university, and upon every individ
ual involved in that system
In the first place, students are
deprived of the time necessary to
assimilate and synthesize their
knowledge prior to the exam. Even
if a student studies diligently
throughout the semester, he must
have an opportunity to relate the
last day's work to the rest of the
course, and to medicate upon his
Thus, the deprivation of this
opportunity is likely to result in
poor preparation, poor perform
ance and, finally, a negation of the
basic purpose of the examination'
as a learning device.
The physical and mental strain
upon both students and instructors
will seriously alter the purpose and
success of exams, as will the fact
that instructors carrying a normal
academic teaching load simply
cannot formulate, supervise and
evaluate respectable exams within
the prescribed time limits.
There are few people who will
not suffer under the proposed pro
gram, and it is quite possible that,
eventually, the academic reputa
tion of the university itself will be
unfortunately affected.
To the best of my knowledge, the
student body has never been given
an official explanation, by the ad
ministration or Faculty Senate, of
the reasons for the change. Chan
cellor Hardin stated to The Ne
braskan in May that the decision
may be protested by groups or
individuals at the Faculty Senate
meeting in October.
But whether this is fact or wish
ful thinking, the Faculty Senate
has an obligation to the student
body to justify its apparently un
wise andunwarranted decision.
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Economic Links
Uprooted Peron
The phenomenon that was Pe- dustrial and self-sufficient econo-
ron of the Argentine will be dis- my in a country which has no iron
cussed as long and as vehemently or coal and little water power
as the demagogue that was Huey must fail.
Long of Louisiana. Half of the trade of South Amer-
Peron had . dynamic political ica was formerly carried on by
Issue which Long could never claim the Argentine, and it is one of
however, and it constitutes the rea- the most highly developed nations
son for Peron 's tremendous (if of the continent. This development
early) popular support. The issue is the result of the exchange with
was imperialism. Europe of high quality, grass-fed
Both the rise and fall of Juan beef and excellent grain for eo-1
Peron were linked to economics- and other commodities. Probably
economics which neither he nor the American nation . i. . less ; cap
Die OI Decoming teu-auuu iciii.
Aware of the Army's vulture
like watchfulness, Peron clearly
missed the political acumen of
"shirtless ones" who were the Per
onistas chose to recognize.
Large British investment was
made in the rich Pampas grassland
of central Argentina for the purr
pose of raising beef. Until World
War II the Pampas were the
world's principal source of low cost
meat and grain, with the famous
"300 Famileis" controlling the re
sulting large estates. Costs were
low because tenants on the estates
worked at a subsistence level.
While the British Merchant Serv
ice was busy elsewhere during the
war, the export business in Argen
tina fell off, and the estates be
gan cutting payrolls.
The "shirtless ones" became job
less ones and flocked to Buenos
Aires and Rosario to seek employ
ment and-or relief among the in
dustrialization and public works
projects of the new leader, Juan
Capitalizing on the underprivil
edged vote, Peron and his wife
Eva passed out grain from the pub
lic granaries with their left hands
while the right hands were busy
restricting individual freedoms.
It was generally conceded that the
Argentine Army (traditional pow
er behind any administration which
attained office and sometime inst
rument of the 300 families) could
have thrown Peron out at almost
any time.
The trouble was that to do so
would have resulted in the slaugh
ter of thousands of Peronistas, plus
a return to the rule of the 300
families' oligarchy.
In the end the hard facts of
economics caught up with Juan
Peron. Attempts to build an in-
"Evita" after the latter's death
from cancer. The Dictator fought
with the Church, a mistake in
normally religious Argentina. At
last, when it was apparent that
Peron's followers were dropping
away in substantial numbers, the
Army struck.
A revolt from within toppled a
modern Caesar.
For fall Information rnnttet your a
k tilt MSSnJa,
(Author ef -Barifoot Boy With Chk,n ee.)1
Pancho Sigafoos, pale and sensitive, first saw Willa Ludovie,
lithe as a hazel wand and fair as the morn, outside a class in
money and banking. "Let us not hem and haw," said Pancho to
Willa. "I adore you."
"Thanks, hey," said Willa, blushing prettily. "What position
do you play?"
"Position ?" said Pancho, looking at her askance. (The askance
is a ligament just behind the ear.)
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"On the football team," said Willa.
"Football!" cried Pancho, his lip curling in horror. "Football
is violence, and violence is the death of the mind. I am not a
football player. I am a poet."
"So long, mac," said Willa,
"Wait!" cried Pancho, clutching her lissome young forearm.
She placed her foot on his pelvis and wrenched herself free.
"I only go with football players," she said and walked, shim
mering, into the Betting sun.
Pancho went to his room and lit a cigarette and pondered his
vexing problem. What kind of cigarette did Pancho light? Why.
Philip Morris, of corris!
Philip Morris is always welcome, but never more than when
you are weary and sore beset. When a fellow needs a friend,
when the heart is dull and the blood runs like sorghum, when
darkness prevails, then, then above all, is the time for the mild
ness and gentleness that only Philip Morris can provide.
Pancho Sigafoos, his- broken pnyche welded, his fevered brow
cooled, his synapses restored after smoking a gentle Philip
Morris, came swiftly to a decision. Though he was rather small
lor football (an even four feet) and somewhat overweight (370
pounds) he tried out for the team-and tried out with such pluck
and perseverance that he made it.
o ran,Ch,0'.COl,eT.?ed the eMon ttain8t Manhattan
School of Mines. The Miners were always a mettlesome foe, but
this year strengthened by four exchange students from Gi
braltar who had been suckled by she-apes, they were especially
formidable. By the middle of the second quarter, the Miners had
wrought such havoc upon Pancho's team that there was nobody
left on the bench but Pancho. And when the quarterback was
sent to the infirmary with his head driven into his ribcage, th
coach had no choice but to put Pancho in.
r,an,Chn'8 tanJ-n?t not conspicuously cheered as the
little fellow took his place in the huddle. "Gentlemen," said
Pancho, 'some of you may regard poetry as sissy stuff but
now in our most trying hour I can think of To woJds more t
than these lines from Milton's Paradise Lost: 'All is not lost
the unconquerable will and study of revenge, mmorta hate and
courage never to submit or yield!' " nale' ana
So stirred was Pancho's team by this fiery exhortation that
they threw themselves into the fray with utter abandon
,r,affCTl8aeJUnnCe' thentire 1uad was hospitalized 'before
not hlinl !n f26,,8 10 drP f00tba- Willa Ludovie,
not having any football players to choose from, took up with
Pancho and soon discovered the beauty of his soul. Today they
SZochVLrere tethe'-d-i. Wdtat FS.
Smoking what 7 Why, Philip Morris, of corris!
(Mu thulwn, lfM