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Wednesday, November 2, 1 955
Finish The Job
The biff question coming to the floor of the
Council chamber Wednesday afternooi. will cen
ter around the scholarship requirement a part
of the defeated activities proposal and what to
do with it.
The motion to keep the rule (Part I, para
graph A of the plan as enacted last March)
should be defeated. This measure should es
pecially, and specifically, be defeated because
of the defeat of the entire limitation policy. -
This stand, calling for a negative vote on the
scholarship requirement, is neither inconsistent,
illogical nor contrary to the thinking of The Ne
braskan. To reiterate, for those who either failed to
follow the lengthy debate or for those who enjoy
making no comment while constructive com
ment is asked for and refuse to let an issue die
after they remained silent In its defense, the
scholarship stipulation was part and parcel of
the scheme for limltating activity participation.
This entire concept was defeated, and to the
dismay of The Nebraskan, this plan was resound
ingly defeated by a Council that was firm,
though unwise, during consideration of the plan.
The defense that was mustered to help keep
the plan was as strong as possible. Every trick
was used, as was every legitimate angle, to
keep the plan functioning. All this was to no
The Council voted to let each individual find
out for himself, the hard and difficult way, that
leadership, of necessity, will sooner or later be
limited and one man just can't get around and
This decision, In essence, assured the com
plete and absolute self-determination of each
student participating in the business we impo
litely refer to as "activity jockeying."
This is now history, The question now is,
bow does the scholarship thing fit in, and
where? . . ,
It follows that once the individual is allowed
to determine what he wants to do and where
he wants to go in the activity world,' that the
organizations this individual is in must be given
the same prerogative.
Further, there is no real correlation between
a student's success in the game of accumulating
a fine grade average and his success or ability
in assuming roles of leadership in campus or
ganizations. Each organization has the inherent right,
especially in light of this year's Council decision
to guard so zealously the rights of each indi
vidual! to set its own mimimum requirements
In many groups it has bean discovered that
there are (many more important qualifications
than "an average." . In ome of the top activi
ties on campus, the min'mum average is far
below average and this is for a good reason.
These activities realize the differences in indi
viduals and in groups.
Further, there is a great difference in each
organization on the Council's present list, the
list that would be under this new minimum.
These groups have different component parts.
These groups fulfill altogether different func
tions. These groups attract different types of
And finally, these groups will be hurt if new
members, seeking posts of leadership, feel thej;
have no chance because their average is not up
'to some standard, dictated from on high.
It is not at all necessary for every leader
in every major activity to possess a high aver
age. In fact, by setting this false standard at
what is the all-University average, half the
entire University is being eliminated from the
benefits to be derived from activity leadership.
Ladies and gentlemen of the Council, give
this proposal some thought. And keep this
thinking in line with your previous decisions.
Consistency and fairness are qualities that
arc attainable, but they must be sought!!). F.
A few weeks ago a new and to many a shock
ing feature was carried on the front page of
The feature was either strongly applauded
or strongly deprecated. There was no "comme
ci, comme ca" opinions.
The feature, which was highlighted by car
toons and editorials, was the graph pointing to
the members of the council "Silent Delegation."
The graph has now been buried. The yellow
fragments of paper, familiar to Council mem
bers, have found their long sought rest in
the files of The Nebraskan.
But the results are evident in the Council,
a Council that is now more vibrant, more in
teresting and much more like a real student
It is good to note the results of the chart.
The first time the Council was checked, of '
the 32 members voting on issues, 20 either re
mained silent or feebly asked questions about
The second week the Council Was checked,
there was a more even split. By this time,
tilings had improved. At this meeting only 15
members belonged to the Silent Delegation.
Keep It Up, Council
And lo and behold, last week only nine mem
bers of the Council were members of the by
then infamous delegation.
Now it is true that items on the agenda
caused more interest in the later meetings.
But it is also true that similar items, items
of crucial Interest, had never in the past stim
And even more important, it has unofficially
been reported that during interviews for Pub
Board, when the members of the press had
been asked to leave, even more Council mem
bers opened their mouths and maybe their
minds along with it.
This is exactly the goal that was desired.
The chart was not the end, but the means to
the end. Now that the Council has begun speak
ing it must be hoped that nobody will shut them
After all, this is the government. Let us for
once be able to say that we know what the
Council members are thinking.
It is far, far better to say, "you're talking
too much, why don't you five someone else
a chance," than the former cry, "why don't
you speak up. We don't even know what
you're thinking about." D.F.
Some More Facts
Finally, some more facts.
Again, not all the facts, not even many of
the facts; but, some more of the facts.
Enough facts to point up one encouraging
trend in the incomplete exam poll results.
This trend shows, as it did in the 1950 acuity
Senate poll, that majority of students (4'4 to 1
thus far) do not want an extra week of va
cation at the expense of losing a, week from
the present two week final exam period.
Most of these students, whether or not they
compared the value of the one or two week
system, did not want to sacrifice a week of
finals for an extra week of summer vacation.
This is interesting. It means that most stu
dents even though they might waste some time
In the longer period, realize the greater value
not necessarily of the two week system itself
but of keeping the extra week rather than
disposing it into into vacation and class time.
It means that most students want the extra
time to review and synthesize their course ma
terial. The trend means that a majority of students
want the longer, more comprehensive final.
Simply, the whole thing means that most
students want things to stay just as they are.
The Nebraskan, this year and last, has come
out strongly for the two week period. The Stu
dent Council, this year ;nd last, has passed
the one week system. Now, everyone knows
pretty much how the students stand.
And this final stand will comprise an in
fluential pressure block in the Faculty Senate
meeting. Even though the Senate has no ob
ligation, written or verbal, explicit or implicit,
to respect student opinion, the fact, bold and
challenging, is that the majority of the students
here at the University of Nebraska do want the
one week period of final examinatnons. B.B.
Intellectual self-deception in the movies was
the topic in a certain English class, but it de
teriorated rapid!? 'after one unthinking coed
She said that she considered Marilyn Monroe
a perfect example of this. She temporarily ad
journed the class by concluding "Just by look
ing at her you can tell there is nothing underneath."
Four week exams ftnnarentlv hnA nn adverse
effect on some studers and not only scholastic
ally. One befuddled female reported to herclass-
room the day of the test, sat down and noticed
a strange fellow in the heretofore empty seat
"Do you just come for tests? You've never
been here before," she remarked caustically.
To which he replied, "I've been here every day
where were you?" Only then did the light
dawn and she discovered she was an hour early.'
Wagging The Tail
A certain student pastor, with a considerable
reputation as a humorist, related recently that
he had once told an original story to a well
known evangelist. Since then, he complains, he
has heard it told at seven different religious
This might be called, he adds, a case of the
"tale dogging the wag."
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(Editor notot This Is the first of a weekly aerie of "Challenge" columns
letter, article and comment, written especially for The Nebraskan by recognised
world authorille In vartou Important fields. The following I the letter, which
explains the nature of the articles, .submitted by editorial nag editor Bruc Brug.
mama to these famous personalllle.)
The Nebraskan is creating a weekly series of columns written by
leading personalities in various Important fields. -
The purpose of the series, to be called "The Challenge," Is to
give college students nn association with and an insight into some
of the critical issues political, Intellectual, industrial, scientific, lit
erary of our present day, written by recognized authorities who know
and understand them.
We in university life realize that many times we find ourselves
accepting detached pellets of history, psychology, economics, litera
ture, etc. with no perspective as to their systematic position in the
unity of things or to their relevance on our own particular day and age.
With this in mind, in an attempt to give students a little more
awareness of the world about them and the society In which they
live and the forces shaping both, I would like to know if you would
be interested In writing an article for our paper which we can use
There would be no restrictions on length or substance. Your audi
ence would be 7500 Nebraska students. Naturally, being a typical
college newspaper (long on ideas and short on funds), we are able
to pay only die postage expenses.
You were very kind to ask me to contribute an article to THE
NEBRASKAN, and if it were possible, I would gladly do it.
Unfortunately, my memoirs cover so great an area that .any
article I might write at this time would undoubtedly overlap much
that appears in them. Under the terms of my contract, I am obliged
to postpone such articles until after both volumes are in the book
shops. nARRY S. TRUMAN
Former U.S. President
The College Education...
Your series is perfectly named. A college education, I conceive,
is not an inoculation of useful facts. Nor is it an Army technical
course. It's a man's first chance, and too often his last, to start
thinking for himself.
If he passes up that challenge, if he goes for the easy A.B.,
that will be a passport to jobs. If he accepts without challenge the
assertions and dogmas and judgments shovelled at him for four
years, trying only to memorize them and get passing marks then
I say that man should be out milking cows or selling vacuum
He doesnt belong in a college.
' HERMAN WOUK
Author of "Caine Mutiny" and
.Most Critical Issue ....
The most critical issue of the day for me is my Inability to write
all the things I want to-write.
But thanks for asking.
E. B. WHITE
Editor of the New Yorker
a a a
My writing is my livelihood and I charge for it. I would expect
journalism students to know that and support the principle I
With every good wish, , '
College Students Concerned...
It seems to me that you are undertaking a valuable 'and stimu
lating new feature for the Nebraskan in the projected column "The
I genuinely regret that my writing commitments make it im
possible for me to contribute, but I certainly congratulate you on the
enterprise and upon the concept which you have for the column.
Everything that happens in the world today intimately and im
measurably concerns college students. And as a former editor of a
college newspaper, I think that you are doing a grand job in provid
ing the stimulus of qualified off-campus opinion in The Nebraskan.
s Syndicated Columnist v
New Exam System
To the Editor:
I've been watching with disgust
the battle which is being waged
over the ength of final exam peri
ods. I feel that the examinee will
benefit little from finals spread
over any period of time under the
What should be the purpose of
the final exam? If we are to evalu
ate from the viewpoint of the edu
cator we will conclude that the
final exam should serve two purpos
es: 1. Help the student in integrat
ing the basic understandings pre
sented in the course into a general
scheme and give him recognition
of areas of the course where he is
failing; 2. Aid the instructor in eval
uating the effects of his teaching
ARE YOU SENDING " MYSTERY
LETTERS TO VA ABOUT YOUR
CLAIM fOK BENEFITS 7 YOUR
NAME IS NOT ENOUGH IF YOU
WANT PROMPT SERVICE
BE SURE TO USE THE C NUMBER
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VETERANS ADMINISTRATION ftc
so that he may improvise to insure
the most possible positive learing.
A system which does not provide
for post-evaluation and examina
tion through teacher-student dis
cussion has little educational value
in the eyes of the educator.
Therefore, I propose that a new
system be inaugurated. The indi
vidual instructor should be allowed
to schedule his final exams at his
own discretion, delegating the last
week of class periods to exam dis
cussion The instructor would also
utilize this period to tie up loose
In my opinion the final exam
serves only one purpose in its pres
ent state that of rating the stu
dent, which is an educational mis
conception without parallel. Name
Withheld on Request.
LITTLE MAN ON CAMPUS ' by tick KibUr
J SE6 IHEtVE PATCHED THINGS VP.
(Anther ef -Bar foot Boy Witk Ch$k," U.) 1
STRIKE UP THE BAND!
Learning the words of all the latest popular songs-as anyone
must who wants to amount to anything on campus -becomes
more and more difficult. Take last night I had the radio on
for no more than five minutes, and in that time heard two brand
spanking new songs-a jump tune called Rock With Me, Hymie
and a hillbilly ballad called They're Hanging Ralph T. Sigafoot
at Cock-crow. . 0
And that's the way it goes. New tunes are absolutely flooding
the market No wonder you're having- trouble memorizing all
But you don't have to be dull about it. I mean, when a song1 i
playing and you don't know the lyrics, don't just stand there
singing dum, dum, de, dum or la, la, la or voom voom. That is
very dull. Pick more interesting syllables-like slimp gant or
kretch ttinkle or mlath roke.
Take, for instance, That Old Black Magic. Let's say yon
forgot some of the lyrics. Try singing this :
That old kretch dinklt
H as me in its mlath,
That old kretch dinkle.
That I elimp so gans,
Those icy dinkles
Running down my elimp,
That old kretch dinkle 1
When your roke meets mine . . , etc '
See? Interesting? What did I tell you?"
But knowing the lyrics-or interesting- substitutes-Is not nearly
enough. To really rate on campus, you must also be acquainted
with odd and interesting facts about the composers. For example;
; ,1. Irving Berlin's name spelled backwards is Gnivri Nilreh. :
2. Bodgers and Hammerstein can only write music white
whitewashing a fence.
3. Ludwig von Beethoven's hobby was collecting1 cold sores.
4. One of our greatest songs was written because the wife
of an impecunious composer came home one afternoon with a
canteloupe and a dog named Lassie. "Why did you bring home a
mat 1 TTTiama i 1 rTiil i mir f 1
canteloupe and a dog named Lassie?" said the composer to his
wife. "For the baby," she replied. The composer grew angry.
"Here we are flat broke," he cried, "and you come home with
a melon for the baby, a collie for the baby!" Suddenly, struck by
an inspiration, he rushed to the piano and wrote Melancholy
5. Cole Porter writes all his songs with a popsicle stick orf
the side of a horse.
6. Hoay Carmichael's hobby is spelling Irving Berlin's name
And what does the true musk lover smoke? Why, Philip Morris,
of corris! Why? Because Philip Morris is a sowflr of a cigarette
a veritable symphony, a melody serene, a tone poem, a cantata,
a lied, a chansonette, a fugue of one gentle puff upon another,
allegro yet dolce, lively, mild, harmonious.
That's why. cmu mu. mt
To old Max's statements, the makers of Philip Morris, sponsors of
this column, odd this second chorus t Try today's gentle Philip Morris
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