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    Pegs 2
Wednesday, November 9, 1955
Nobraskan Editorials:
by Dick ftibler
Justifiably Proud
Things arent so bad here after all, and Th
Nebraskan is happy and proud to be able to
ay H.
Thanks to careful advance planning, full at
tendance and much interest, discussion on the
bitter controversy between the proponents of
the one week exam period and the current and
now also the future two week exam period
meet, debated, voted and still got the meeting
adjourned by the traditional 5 p.m. curfew.
And there was a victory, a victory for the
Students will now be guaranteed the time to
review, analyze and synthesize course material.
Good students will have time to relate the indi
vidual parts to the whole, and poor students will
at least have the time, whether they use it
or not.
Faculty members will have time to prepare
exams, to carefully read them, to ponder (if
they do) what the students have said and to
give necessary attention to special duties, such
as the reading of graduate theses.
As Prof. Dein painted out on the floor of the
Senate, the longer period also gives everyone a
little time for 'housekeeping matters.'
The integrity of the institution now stands a
' better chance of being maintained. The classical
concept of the final exam, a question which is
part of the learning process, will now be re
tained. For this, all of us, student, faculty, admin
istration and taxpayer alike can be thankful.
To most students it is odd to hear, as Prof.
Raysor said, that "this whole thing began 25
years ago" when students protested the then
current shortened exam period.
He continued his discussion, saying "it might
be a good idea to see what the students think
about this matter." Then be referred to the
poll, recorded in The Kebraskan, taken among
students in their classes, showing an edge for
the longer period by more than four to one.
And the Senate listened, for the results of
the faculty poll on the same question was far
different. Even if individual faculty members
looked at the possibility of their own cramped
schedule under the one week plan, they voted,
fully aware of the real issues.
Then, in the Faculty Senate, there was a
quick vote which was preceded by a great deal
of discussion, especially in favor of the longer
period and the meeting was adjourned.
The two week exam period had once again
won the battle, after suffering nothing more than
a dangerous, but still strategic, withdrawal.
In this case student opinion was heard and
it was listened to.
Faculty opinion was likewise heard and it
was listened to, and the faculty decided. And
the decision was made for what each voting
member thought was the general good of the
institution, a fine institution of higher learning.
The Nebraskan has staunchly supported the
move to reconsider the exam question. It has
assumed its role, as the newspaper of this com
munity, in working toward what it thought was
a desirable goal.
This goal has been reached, fairly and hon
estly. Students and faculty alike have given
up longer vacations, easier exams and hap
hazard reviewing and grading. University stand
ards, always high, can now be raised.
Faculty and students have again demonstrat
ed that they are capable, contrary to some opin
ion, of working together for a goal, in this case
the entire University, a goal bigger than any
of them.
For all this, The Nebraskan feels justifiably
proud. D. F.
Do The Right ' Thing
Emotional Foreign
Policy Considered
... Va . H
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A few weeks ago I made some
remarks about the world situation
in this column. These remarks
were met with so many loud
huzzahs from the astounded popu
lace that I have decided to try
it again.
Today I shall take up the mat
ter of our emotional attitude to
ward various foreign powers, a
problem which has grown awfully
confusing of late. It is necessary,
you know, to maintain the nation's
mental equilibrium by soundly hat
ing at least one foreign country.
In recent years this position has
been admirably filled by the Rus
sians, but now they seem to be
getting a little out of fashion, and
an attempt has been made to give
their place in our hearts to the
Chinese Communists.
Unfortunately, one always be-
if ' I "V
No Logical Reason
For Hasty KK Ban
comes confused when trying to
hate the Chinese Communists. That
is because there are two groups of
Chinese, both of which look alike
and act alike, but one of which is
not to be hated; the Chinese na
tionalists. This distinction is often a pretty
difficult one to make, and people
who are not constantly on their
toes find themselves lumping the
Chinese together indiscriminately,
thereby becoming open to a good
deal of criticism from their more
alert colleagues.
The problem is further enhanced
by the fact that the nationalist lead
er, Chiang Kai-Shek, is such a de-
Jess Jesting
The Council, In a flurry of noble motives and
lack of sensible thinking, last week passed a
motion that put a large, hairy paw on leader
ship on the University campus, and on activities
in particular.
In passing the scholarship restriction for of
fices and board positions in student activities,
the Council very neatly and very decisively
lopped off the heads of a number of campus
activity workers, depriving them of their chance
for offices and board positions for which they
have worked hard and for which they are well
The reasons behind the passing of this ruling
are sound enough. The plan, according to its
supporters, calls for exceptional leaders to carry
an average accumulated average, since the all
University average is -5.7.
Others said that a S.7 limit for officers is at
least a minimum, since '"leaders should at least
be as good as those they lead.'" The idea is that
student leaders should be well-established in the
University grade system, as well as having
those properties of leadership and organizational
ability necessary for a position of responsibility.
Those In support of the movement are of the
well-founded opinion that a good leader must
also be a good scholar, and that a S.7 grade
average requirement will assure this.
This is indeed fine. Not only will our campus
leaders be keen of eye and smooth of brow, but
they will maintain averages at least equal to
those they are leading. Off they go, flaming
sword in one hand and Bartlett's familiar quo
tations in the other. Yah, man !
There is one Email, oblong blur on this beauti
ful tapestry, however. The Council, in their
noble endeavor, has neglected to consider the
scholastic differences between the colleges, and
the requirements of the duties in the various
activities. It is here that restrictions should be
made, and not at a Council meeting, where the
final decision affects everyone.
It should be realized by anyone who thinks
about it long enough that the academic load in
some colleges, such as Teachers, is lighter than
engineering or pre-professionaL Some persons
capable of getting a 5.7 average in one college
would not be able to do it in another.
A course like chemical engineering, with its
labs, takes almost twice as much time as a
course in Teachers or Business Administration
or Arts and Sciences where long, low-credit labs
are not present or necessary.
Also, some activities are not of as large a
scope as others. Persons with paid staff posi
tions on student publications, for example, put
in much more time and effort than an officer in
an organization such as CCRC or Red Cross.
This is time and effort that could be used for
Thus, with restrictions put on every worker
in activities, regardless of academic load or the
time required in the activity, some persons are
given an unnecessary extra load.
If the Council had mare carefully considered
what they were doing, instead of reveling in the
fine, noble dream of scholastic restrictions, per
haps a better plan could have been worked out.
Perhaps an individual's duties and scholastic re
quirements could have been considered in them
selves before a mandatory restriction was
dropped on him.
But it is, seemingly, too late. By reversing
the decision they made last week, the Council
would make themselves, in their own eyes, look
inconsistent and silly. The question is, however,
did the -Council do the right thing in the first
place by restricting leadership?
The answer would seem to be, by popular
opinion, no! Thus, by reversing last week's de
cision, the Student Council might very well do
what they started out to do in the first place
keep activities leadership on a stable plane.
F. T. D.
...No Time"
The so-called "'gulf between students and
faculty narrowed for a while Tuesday and then
appeared to widen again.
The dosing of the gap was related to the
consideration of student opinion by the Faculty
Senate in its actions concerning the length of
exam week, but the breach opened up again
when an administration official decided that a
Nebraskan query was not important enough to
bother with, at least until some time later.
The thing that makes this action discourag
ing is that the information desired was released
to a Lincoln paper, but the University Dean of
Student Affairs was not able to talk to a Ke
braskan reporter "Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. since
his "office was closed' and he was ""going
Ee did mention that he was the only one
able to release information on the subject and
he would be able to see a Nebraskan representa
tive the next day "'at lis convenience.""
The issue involved was the re-instatement at
six of the 18 students suspended from the Uni
versity last spring following the riot At the
tone of suspension, The Nebraskan first men
turned the difficulty of obtaining information
from administration sources.
Of all people, it would seem that the Dean
of Student Affairs would be the person most
interested in the students and their opinions.
It would seem that the Dean of Student Affairs
would be the type of individual who should take
time to keep students informed. In short, of
all persons in the Adniinistration, it would seem
that the Dean of Student Affairs would be the
one to be on the side of the students or at
least be the person Who would be most inter
ested in .clarifying and explaining the actions
of the University to the student body.
Dean Colbert is neither malicious nor pur
posefully inconsiderate in his actions, but on
several occasions be has belittled the attempts
of the University's student newspaper to pro
vide information to the student bode this, in
effect, thwarts the student body's access to information.
To some people this isBue this incident J
might seem petty and inconsequential. And it
would be if it were not indicative of a frequent
disregard of student opinion by University of
ficials. The student body has a right to be con
sulted and considered in many affairs of the
It is indeed unfortunate that at a time when
students and faculty both become interested in
the other's opinions concerning a central issue
that ;unthinkkig action on the part of one official
mars and hampers a growing spirit of co-operation
and respect. S. 2.
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Two weeks ago this column criti
cized Kosmet Klub for misman
agement. This criticism was given
constructively, since we like to
attend EX shows and want to see
their quality improved.
But now Kosmet Klub itself is
the victim af mismanagement
and a hasty. Si-considered de
cision. In one short meeting, five days
after the show, and on the basis
cf one written complaint, the fac
ulty committee oaa student affairs
stamped out the KK Fall Kevue.
That this 'decision had previous
consideration, or that opinions
were gathered from many people
actually in the audience, is doubt
ful. Obvious contradictions between
The Nebraskan's coverage and
the Dean of Student Affairs" printed
remarks on this action led ns to
dig a little deeper to see just what
did transpire at this now famous
. Dean Colbert was quoted as say
ing "The action was based on com
ments of the committee members
who saw the show.' Yet the same
Nebraskan story said only one
member attended Dr. H. L. 'Wea
ver. a a
This is confusing, since Dr. Wea
ver, who is also KK advisor, told
the committee how KK had tried
to clean np the show, promised fu
ture improvement, and then, be
cause of his double role, abstained
from voting.
Dr. Weaver was not the .only
committee member in the au
dience, although attendance by
members was light and not all
those members who were so eager
to banish the show were there.
The members f the student af
fairs committee might ds wen ia
the future t attend some stodeat
'The Nebraskan also reported
"the group was not warned this
year to clean up the show." KK
was warned, and they did try to
comply. KK checked every skit
script for obscenity. The curtain
,acts were planned to take up more
of the time lusually used toy the
MC to tell dirty jokes. The MC
was chosen because he was a for
mer member of the, and he knew
he was supposed to keep the jokes
subtle, rather than smutty.
It is interesting to note, and a
compliment to Kosmet Klub, that
no specific objection has been
made or for that matter should
be made to the show skits them
selves. The objection has been to
off-the-cuff, cH-color remarks by
the MC
For this the whole show has
been banned.
What other precautions could
KK have taken? You can tell an
MC what yoa want, bat ence be
stands before the mike, neither
Kosmet Klub, the committee on
student affairs, or anyone else can
control him.
According to University by-laws.
Kosmet Klub has the right to ap
peal the decision. At first it was
thought appeal would have to be
made to the same committee.
However, Dean of Faculties A.
C Breckenridge told a Lincoln
paper Jhat it would not be f air
Tale Of Two Cynics
for KK to appeal to the same
group which made the decision."
So apparently some other body
will bear the KK appeal, which
they plan to make soon.
Breckenridge eaDed the baa
nly "temporary.' Bat if this
was the intent ef Che committee,
way wasat KK just pal a biw
fc alios r made subject te stricter
snpervisieB? Baa, according te
the dictionary, means "to pro
hibit at evil; te ferbia."
This ban of the show for even
one year will probably have the
eSect of killing the Klub, far it
is their money-making project for
the spring show. With neither
show, KK has no longer any rea
son for being.
Breckenridge also said "ThereH
be a food many months to get
things straightened ouL" But the
committee must have thought
there was. reason far basae, when
they took such immediate and
thorough action prompted only
by hearsay and one letter.
It seems this haste might have
been canned by thoughts of the
"effect that publicity cf such a
quick administrative crack-down
would have out in state where
voters are concerned with pro-
AH We Need:
One More Kick
If somebody would just give this place another good, stout kick.
I'm sure it would roC over and die.
Maybe that'd be best Put the poor filing out of its misery. There's
hardly a spark of life left.
So let's all get in line please, and wait our turn.
The Faculty Senate gets first crack. The aealots whe compose
this body have only recently proved themselves quite adept witJh
the Big Boot and a wagging finger flirown in. Just last week, in fact,
these jostles of virtue or Great Levellers, whichever you prefer
broujit fcit institution to its knees with a telling Mow.
So step back, everybody, and let these ministers of "iry Con
formity have one more well-placed kick.
TheD Utopia.
Or Tiddleywinks U depending on how yon look at it.
But wait, gentlemen! There's another group waiting to test Stheir
Its the Selleck Quad battalion, no leas. And all tbe way over
from the Big Bed Barn where college spirit means .as much as
halitosis. Well, duck, Cluck, duck and let them tthrough. Es been
said that these fellows haven't enough gumption to walk on the grsfi.
nor enough initiative to dot their a s. And I thought they had gone
to seed for me winter.
Once npcm a time, Fraternity Bow might have been expected to
step forth and revive this institution. To pump new vigw into its life
leas form.
But todey? Fraternity P.ow they might as well hoard it lip. No
spark there anymore. No imagination, eiiher. In fact, no nofihiag.
5o it looks as we're just around the corner from that melting
pot vcf mediocrity 4he Cassroom Campus.
And you, my friend, can have it
tecting the character of students
away from home. Whether such
action was justified was apparent
ly not. considered.
The committee would not beed
KKs explanation. Nor could they
see that a suggested remedy
elimination of the MC and substi
tution of an announcer, with more
curtain acts to fill in would have
prevented the same objections to
future shows.
The committee thought Che shew
was a pain, but Instead of apply
ing a core, they cat off the whole
finger te spite ene cat. This sets
a dangerens precedent caa the
aest campus erganizatioa te make
a mistake expect to be chopped
off as well?
The trouble is, we aB make
mistakes i evea faculty committees.
JitfuHy hateful fellow that the
slightest lapse in concentration can
lead one into error.
I can only see one way out of
this, and that is to find as an
other patsy. Maybe the French
would fill the bill, they have been
giving us a lot of trouble. Also, the
French have aa advantage which
the Chinese do not.
Throughout the past, the French
have often proved themselves our
superiors in courage and clever
ness, and have furthermore ex
hibited a complete indifference to
ward our standards and mores,
This has probably been enough
tc instill a feeling of inferiority ia
most Americans, and this feeling
would form a good foundation for
hatred. There would be a few
anquished cries from artists and
authors, but their effect would be
The whole thing could be initi
ated with very little prodding from
the propaganda organs, and would
be generally satisfying to the ma
jority of Americans. j
However, we may want to keep
the French on as possible allies,
and in that case, my idea is un
workable. If so, I am afraid that
the next decade or two may cause
quite a severe strain on our emo
tions. We caa count on a respite,
though, when the Germans come
around again. We are traditionally
fine haters of the Germans and can
handle them with very little trou
ble; certainly, without all She shifV
ing and trickery the present requires.
(js tAwthvr f -Banfott Bof Wt CV eU.)
Eeppo Schnltr, bcnilevardier, raconteur, connoisseur, sports
man, bon vivant, hail fellow well met in short, typical Ameri
can college man smokes today's new Philip Morris Cigarettes.
"Why do you smoke today's new Philip Morris Cigarettes,
hey?" a friend recently asked Eeppo Schultz.
"I smoke today's new Philip Morris Cigarettes." replied
Eeppo, looking op from his 23 litre L-head Hotchkiss drive
double overhead camshaft British sports car. "because the
are new."
"SewV said the friend. "What do you mean new?"
"I mean modern up-to-date designed for today's easier,
breezier living," said Eeppa
"Like this 2.9 litre L-bead Hotchkiss drive double overhead
camshaft British sports car?" asked the friend.
"Exactly," said Beppo.
"She's a beauty," said the friend, looking admiringly at the
car. "How long have you had her?"
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"It's a male," said Eeppo.
"Sorry." said the friend. "How Ions; have yoa had him?"
"About a year," said Eeppo.
"Have yon done a lot of work en him?" asked the friend.
"Oh. have I not!" cried Eeppa "I have replaced the pushrodi
and rockers with a Eootes-type supercharger. I have replaced
the torque with a synchromesh. I have replaced the tachometer
with a double side draft carburetor."
"Gracious!" exclaimed the friend.
"I have replaced the hood with a bonnet," said Eeppo.
"Land T Goshen!" exclaimed the friend.
"I have replaced the faBolhie with petrol, said Eeppa
"Criro-a-netrtlies ! said the friendr
"And I have put gloves in the glove compartment, aald Btppx
My, you have been the busy one!" said the friend. Toi tsost
be exhausted."
"Maybe a trifle," said Eeppo with a brave little smile.
"Do yoa know what I do when I'm tired?" asked the fries-.
"light a Philip Morris?" Eeppo ventured.
"Oh. pshaw, yoa j-uessed!" said the friend, pouting.
"Eut it was easy!" cried Eeppo, laughing sDverlj. "When
She eyelids droop and the musaOature sags and the pryebe is
depleted, what is more natural Ihaa to perk up wifli today'
FMip Morris in the red, white and rold package?"
"A bright new smoke in a bright new pack!" procMmad fS
f nend, his young eyes glistening with tears.
"Changed to keep pace with today's chargfrg world r de
dared Eeppo, whirlirg his arms ia concentric eirde. "A renaer.
more relaxing cigarette for a sunnier age, aa are of rrttter
leisure and broader tislas and more beckonicf horizons!"
Now, tired bet happy, Eeppo and Ms friend lit PhZip lionises
? ' f -iPe a ffp aeDt etentment. At length
thef nend spoke. "Yes. sir," be said, "he certainly i, beaury -
JJtJ "Llre Hoktkis. drive dcUe crer-
bead camshaft British sports car?- atked Eeppo.
nres said the friend. "How fast wiJJ be r9r
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