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Tuesday, November .,-155.
little Man on Campus
by Dick Slbler
Thanks to a notion called democracy and to
the firm roott it has sunk into the United States,
rule! on the Ag campus require the recent, reso
. lution advocating a merger of the Farmers' Fair
Board and the Ag Exec Board to be put to a
vote of the people, in this case, .those students
interested enough to go to the polling place.
The issue standing before the voters is:
Should the Ag Exec Board assume responsi
bility for Farmers' Fair?
There are some mteresting factors in the
background which must be considered before a
decision can be reached.
This issue affects all the University. While
it is difficult for those not on the Ag campus
to be empathetic to the minute details of the
problems involved in the current question, the
entire University is concerned.
Last year this current question was settled,
though few people realise how this was accom
plished. By not holding an election for. a Farmers!
Fair Board, last year's leaders did all that was
possible to insure the capitulation of the Board.
And just last week, the Ag Exec Board, rep
resentative of most of the organizations on the
Ag campus, voted four to one to assume the
function of the defunct Board.
On Nov. 9 the question' will be put to a vote
of all students on Ag. This Wednesday a con
vocation will be held. At this convocation, pro
ponents of both sides will have the chance to
speak their pieces on the question.
If the motion is defeated, nothing can be done
but recreate the Board. If it is passed by the
fflflfrs To Democracy
voters, it will advance to the Council, which
will vote on it and then pass it on via faculty
committees, until it reaches the Faculty Senate.
In addition to the background, a factor which
mus' be considered is the duty of the Ag Exec
Board and its .overall function.
The Ag Exec Board is the only governing
body on Ag campus. It must be representative
of the entire campus,, not any one particular
interest. Its duty is to coordinate and guide.
If none of this needs doing, then there is no
need for the Ag Exec Board.
From this whole confused mess, there is a
First, the proposal calling for a merger
should be Voted down.
Second, a Farmers' Fair Board should be
Third, the new Farmers' Fair Board should
be treated like any other group on the Ag
It should be given a vote on the Exec Board
and made a component part of this latter and
This would allow a group which has done
good work in the past, the group that has built
the Fair into the fine tradition that it is, to re
tain control and exert its own leadership.
It would allow the Exec Board to assume
its natural role, as a director and not a func
tionary. Finally, it would allow utilization of the re
sources of all the groups now on the Exec Board
in promoting the Fair and still leave an autono
mous Board with actual and titular control.
k fe; Complexion
The tentative calendar schedule, which will
be presented to the, Faculty Senate Nov. 8 for
approval, gives a new complexion to an old
issue the exam controversy.
The proposed calendar will add three class
days to the first semester, two to the second
and let school out a week earlier in June.
However, Ast spring most faculty members
voted for the one week exam period with the
implicit understanding that the remaining exam
days would be put wholly into class time.
Now the watered-down proposal of the calen
dar committee provides for an extra two or
three days of class time a semester of negli
gible Value and an extra week of summer va
cation of absolutely no value.
It is unlikely that this proposal will be ap
proved by the Faculty Senate. If it does, the
Senate will be supporting a maze of unpalatable
First of all, the argument that students waste
time or go out of town during examinations will
be meaningless. Wasting time and going out of
town will be legalized simply by letting the stu
dents out a week earlier in June.
Secondly, the extra classtime will deprive the
student of the opportunity to review and syn-
thelsze his course material but at the same
time it will give him more material, reading
and lecture notes to review and synthesize.
Thirdly, the professors would, from time ne
cessity, be forced to impose a shorter, less com
prehensive final though, by virtue of extra class
days, they would have more material upon
which to test the student.
Fourthly, other schools may employ the ab
breviated exam period but it is doubtful if these
same schools employ the one week exams so
that the students may be released a week ear
lier in the spring.
However, the basic issue does not lie wholly
in these inconsistencies or in the proposed cal
endar, which is completely inadequate. It lies
in the ultimate disposition of the extra week
which would be chopped from the normal period.
Whatever the ultimate disposition of the one
week whether it be laboratory, vacation of
class time the cut will in no way justify the
haste professors will have to undergo in grading
the exams, the lack of time students will have to
review fully their course material, the watered
down exams which will be imposed upon the
students and the lessening of standards which
will result in some of the colleges and eventu
ally the University of Nebraska. B. B.
If left Or Treat
The night was quiet and very dark. A thin
veil of mist hung in the tree tops, and dropped
its mystic shrouds to the ground.
Suddenly, through the darkness and the shad
ows and the glimmering light, movement could
be seen! A thousand scampering figures, scut
tling along through the dry leaves and under
the elderberry bushes, flashed their evil little
lights and squeaked to each other through the
, Their small, misshapen forms swarmed along
the streets. They were like a living river, push
ing along in an all-engulfing tide and trampling
everything sot to their use.
No one was spared in this terrible, rushing
river. The rick and poor alike were struck
down before realizing what had happened, their
homes sacked, their land rained. What wreck
age met the morning sunt Buildings defaced
fend overturned, mystic signs scrawled along
walls, the earth scarred and trampled.
What was this demon that, with no warning,
stole up on the porches of the honest citizenry,
pounded his challenge on the portals and
screamed his challenge of . , .
"Trick or treat!"
Why, bless you, it's only the Great American
Youth, out reveling in a' few old pagan customs
and stuffing his belly with popcorn balls and
candied apples and petrified oatmeal cookies.
Season lightly with candy corn and garnish with
camels and you've got the finest little upset
stomach in the county.
Man, it's the greatest! Throw away your
panty raids and bull-baiting and burning of
witches. Let's go out and scream and holler
and tip over a few examples of Early American
Primitive and let the good cider dribble down
our chins. And let's nobody get hurt.
Please, let's nobody get hurt. If anybody
wants to wear a white sheet, fine! Just leave
the ropes at home, and be careful not to step
on that little girt. It is the first jack-o'lantern
she's ever had. Yes, let's leave it to the little
children. They seem to handle the whole thing
a lot better. F. T. D.
Not So Bad After All
- Lincoln is not usually thought of ad a con
vention site the Reclamation Convention held
tere last week thought otherwise.
- This national group's meetings had in the
past been held in states such as Oregon and
California. There the delegates had been treated
to special-interest tours and various state-boosting
- Consequently the Nebraska members of the
organization groaned when they learned that
this year convention was to be in Lincoln, ac
cording to a University -coed whose parents are
However both the national and the Nebraska
delegates were pleasantly surprised and im
pressed. They went on tours of the art galleries at
Morrill Hall, the state capital and the State His
torical Society Museum nothing particularly un
usual was trotted out for the guests. Residents
see, or see past, these things at least every other
But the reclamation people said "They had
not realizeJ that anything so excellent as the
permanent art collection or the Historical So
ciety Museum existed this far out in the Mid
West, the same coed remarked.
It is difficult for us, who live here for four
years, and sometimes 22 years, to be objective
about the town -
Looking at Lincoln from the outside as the
convention did could be entertaining. Residents
do have an advantage in playing through the
looking glass. We know about, or know where
to find out about, special events that even at
tentive visitors will miss.
We might eventually remember Lincoln as
fondly as the Reclamation Convention delegates
did. M. S. -
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One week from today, the Fac
ulty" Senate will again convene,
and, we assume, reconsider the
proposed cslendar change concern
ing final examinations.
Last spring the proposal was
passed during the last ftw min
utes of the last Faculty Senate
meeting. Most of that meeting was
devoted to a hassle over the eli
gibility requirements for participa
tion in extra-curricular activities.
To the benefit of athletes and
the degredation of tha University's
academic standing, the Senate de
cided that six credit hours per
semester may be taken by cor
respondence, even though the
course is being taught on campus.
The implications of this "eligi
bility insurance program" should
be obvious j and these implications,
when combined with those of the
shortened final exam period, indi
cate a peculiar, if not rather hor-
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Grades, Studies Discarded
In Student Council Action
By this Wednesday, the activities
people will probably have stopped
fighting each other, and settled
down to the usual busywork. In
Student Council last week the big
gest stage of the fight was com
pleted, when Council members re
voked the recent ruling which lim
ited activities. .
Tomorrow they will decide wheth
er to maintain the scholarship
standards which accompanied that
limitation rule. And then the whole
thing will be over.
As I pointed out m one of my
editorials last year (which only
my mother and the night news
Women without principle
Virtue is learned at Mother's
knee, but vice at some other joint.
"Is your daughter in tonight?"
"No, get out and stay out."
"But I'm the sheriff."
"Oh, I'm sorry. Come in. I
thought that was a fraternity pin."
If the old-fashioned girl evj-
comes back, it'll be from an auto
Hollywood, is divided into two
classes those who own swimming
pools and those who can't keep
their heads above water.
The dimmer the porch light the
greater the scandal power.
Grandma used to say that it was
destiny which shaped, our ends
nowdays, women have more faith
Irv: "I can hardy wait until sum
Leo: "How come?"
Irv: "I can have a better time
with my girl."
Leo: "What's the matter? Arent
you having fun now?"
Irv: "Oh, sure, but it's more
fun to kiss her in the summer.
It feels so cool when you stop."
What's the name of this school,
I dont know, I Just play foot
editor read), most students don't
really care whether the rooms lo
cated above the Crib are filled or
not, and this argument over activi
ties limitation has caused very few
to beat their foreheads against the
Carillon Tower in anguish and dis
may. But the activities people really
cared, especially those who were
prominent on the Rogers Council
My Bootless Cries
of last spring, and those others
who believe in "Gather ye offices
while ye may."
This latter group realized dis
tressfully that the activities limita
tion was rapidly deemphaslxing ac
tivities. There were ominous fore
warnings of a vacant Union,
a a a
The enforced selectivity was al
so leading to the destruction of
many of the minor activities, since
workers, narrowed down to two
choices, usually picked two of the
top activities. Finally, platitudes
aside, there dont seem to be
enough good leaders In the game
to fill all the offices.
The faculty, which, if it was In
terested at all in the matter, was
in favor of limitation, viewed this
whole situation with satisfaction,
naturally assuming that the trend
would be back to the studies. Fat
The only way to assure deem
phasis of activities and more study
ing is to hold more afternoon class
es (especially late afternoon),
make assignments much tougher
and be more strict about kicking
people out of school.
For, chances are, the Student
Council, a hotbed of activities pro
pie, isn't going to discipline itself
by passing the . resolution requir
ing 5.0 minimum average for par
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ticipation in activities, and 5.7 aver
age for holding offices or board
This paper, which now seems to
be cutting off its nose to spite its
face on this matter, expressed last
Friday the typical argument
against such average requirements.
Grade stipulations would limit
free choice and would also hamper
those young fellows who are seek
ing to expand their personalities by
working in activities. ,
a a a
Neither of these arguments hold
up. If a student car't make decent
grades at a university, then, it
seems to me, he has failed his prin
ciple duty and responsibility here.
And it is reasonable to assume
that most activities people don't
need to develop their personalities
greatly they couldn't get into
them if they were losers since
most of them were already leaders
to begin with, and I doubt very
much whether activities could do
v It becomes more apparent after
these debates that the primary pur
poses of activities for most work
ers is to give them a chance to
play politician, gain notoriety and
hpld power. And for most, as we'll
see tomorrow, grades and-or learn
ing dont count.
rlfylng, attitude in our Faculty
Student protests, student opin
ions, although so far officially ig.
nored, seem to have made some
headway during the put week. The
poll being made of the faculty
and student way is a step in me
Let us hope that the students
who were polled were thoughtful
Given' 'em Ell
and careful in their consideration
of the various choices. And let us
remember one thing: the Faculty
Senate is under no obligation to
consider student wishes, and the
Faculty Senate's word is final.
That's a cheerful thought.
There are still aspects Of this
whole argument that are extreme
ly "fishy." For instance: some
body must have been the initiator of
this horrible idea. Why Is that
somebody keeping himself incog
nito? Is he ashamed of his idea?
Is he playing Achitophel to a mass
Absalom? . .
, a a -
AH we hear, again, are rumors.
We hear that they have a one
week system at Chancellor Har
din's former inst ution. We hear
that the Ag people need more time
to milk their cows, slop their hogs
and prune their bushes.
The Ag people, "they say," are
behind this move; the Ag people,
"they say", packed last spring's
Faculty Senate meeting. We hear
that the engineers want more
class time, and that the phys ed
departments give their exams pri
or to final 'Week anyway.
Oh, we hear all sorts of things.
But we have yet to hear a factual
account from a reliable, authorita
tive source. We have yet to hear
an individual, or a group, dean,
college or chancellor admit that
"It was our idea, and here are
the reasons whyil, i, 3."
We want reasons, not rumors:
. good reasons, real reasons, official
reasons. And we are entitled to
them NOW ... not the day after
the end of the world.
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