The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 18, 1955, Page Page 2, Image 2

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Friday, November 18, 1955
Nebraskan Editorials:
'. . . The Nomination Stands'
Finally, after five long years, the drums In
tht Jungle have stopped rolling.
The savages have got their scalp. It's hang
ing along a wall on a pole somewhere, side by
side with quite an impressive array of other
freshly scarred, still bloody tuft of greying,
thinning hair.
But it's there and a lot 6f people are happy.
A lot of big, Important people who went to
a lot of work and spent a lot of time getting the
job done.
Some of them made clever posters or ash
trays, saying "Goodbye, Bill." Others, less
imaginative but Just as hard-working, made
threatening phone calls or sent poison pen let
ters to the coach and his family. The rest just
made nasty comments to each other, always
ending with "he's no damn good."
The newspapers, aided by the three big state
dailies, pitched in heartily and began distorting
stories, slanting headlines and perverting facts
with merry abandon always remembering to
criticize Glassford when the team lost, praise
team spirit and drive when Nebraska won and
give both a good healthy kick when they were
(If anyone ever had any respect for the Lin
coln papers, he certainly must have lost it after
seeing Thursday's evening Journal and the head
(APPARENTLY) the picture with the caption,
"Going?" which shows Glassford head bowed,
back toward the camera, walking away from
the viewer and the statement in the story that
Glassford . . . "had weathered a player upris
ing, a demand that he resign by University of
ficials and failure to win the Big Seven cham
pionship.") This; i( not even yellow journalism. This is
dirty Journalism caked with slime.
The University administration did its small
part, too simply by saying and doing nothing
and never once coming out publicly with any
solid support for Glassford or his team. And it
would have been so simple. 'Something like,
"Look, everybody, the University stands behind
their head football coach and his team 100 per
By not doing this, Glassford was denied the
support that any coach or any other member
of the faculty should have been able to expect
from any University.
He and his team and his staff have been
standing alone this season with not a scrap of
official support, commendation or praise from
either the Chancellor, the Board of Regents, the
administration, the Athletic Director or anyone
else here on the campus, in the city of Lincoln
or further out state.
The Nebraskan is ashamed, terribly ashamed,
of many Nebraska fans, the University admin
istration and the newspapers throughout the
state who have allowed or who have themselves
viciously torn, chopped and picked at Glassford
till neither he nor his family could put up with
it any longer.
Nevertheless, he and his team were too big
to succumb to petty criticism, too big to believe
the products of dirty Nebraska journalism dis
torted stories, slanted headlines, perverted facts
'too big to be affected by the personal enmi
ties and bitterness directed toward them.
But they were big enough, team and staff
alike, to snap back after a pitiful opening defeat,
to play fine games against three of the nation's
top teams, to win their first Homecoming game
since 1950, compile the best Nebraska conference
since 1940, give Bill Glassford his best coaching
record in loop play and set the stage for a show
down with the nation's top team, Oklahoma,
The Nebraskan is proud, very proud, of its
nominee for "Coach Of The Year"-Bill Glass
ford. B. B.
k lob I7eff Bono!
Well, by George, they finally did it! They
finally ran that mean varmint out of town! No
longer will he slander our good name or bring
disgrace on our proud and noble reputation.
It was a hard fight, too, before they sent
him packing into the hills from whence he came,
dragging his record behind him.
A really fine, noble, virtuous fight it was,
since they had only the power of the press and
the power of a patriotic, misguided public opin
ion to arm themselves. He, however, had the
dee and actions of one lone man, which made
it a pretty even, open fight, all the way.
It sure did. Of course, numerically, the sides
weren't too even, but he was fair game, and the
season is open all the year round. And his op
ponents had all they could do to rally the public
gainst him.
"Well, maybe the public couldnt see both sides
of the question, but one side is better than none,
don't you agree? It's really a good thing he
didn't say anything to defend himself. He might
have said something that would have made
someone think differently about the well-known
He's gone for good now. The people who
worked so hard and so diligently should feel
real proud of what they have done. They did a
very thorough job.
It takes a long time to pick at a man and his
family with little jibes and anonymous phone
calls and dirty cracks, but it works pretty well
after awhile. It works real well.
Yes, the people who rallied against this ter
rible beast of a man should walk around with
a fine, noble glow burning right down deep in
their insides. Way? way down deep. Down deep
enough so as not to burn away that fine cloud
of nobleness of purpose and self-sacrifice.
Of course, there were people who could have
defended him. A few did, but either they didn't
speak very loud, or they just couldn't be heard
above the din of righteous indignation and
couldn't be seen above the smoke of the lamp
of virtue.
It might look a little funny to see a man sub
marined without anyone to help him, but that's
life, and of course who would want to stand up
with a man like him. His men?
Well, yes they did, but they don't really
count. After all, what do they know about the
issue. They don't write about it and they don't
go to the games and sit in the same seats for
the last 15 years, by dad!
So, as everyone knows, we are well rid of
him. He can take his Orange Bowl and his
three second places in the conference and go
hence. He can take his staff, too. Wipe the
slate clean, boys. Don't shoot until you see the
whites of his eyes at the Monday quarterback
One more thing, fine and noble gentlemen.
This may be the wrong thing to say, but whei if
are you going to get anyone to replace him?
Oh, I see. That's not your job; you just cut
m down. WelL good hunting! F. T. D.
Mot The Way To VJin
Finally, after many weeks of hard work and
a little too much delay, the IFC has announced
its revised rules for Rush Week.
For the most part the revisions are pro
cedural. Few, if any, arguments can develop
from most of the new rules; for all fraternities
realize the difficulties present in the past and
most fraternities will see the wisdom in most
of the new provisions.
There is one major provision in the new
rules, however, that is wrong. It makes no
sense. It weakens the IFC. It proves that stu
dents really are incapable of managing their
own affairs.
This provision is the one about spiking.
This fall, during Rush Week, spiking was
like an infectuous disease that hit the corner of
16th and "R" and spread in two evil directions.
It was common to see a fraternity herd their
new charges, like a master would herd his
slaves, who were bound by a simple little pledge
This year these groups went unpunished. The
IFC was too weak to take action. Though it was
common knowledge who had spiked, who had
. been spiked and all the other primitive details,
nothing was done.
So, now comes the IFC with new rules. The
: new rules make spiking legal. The IFC thinks it
has out-tricked the fraternity system.
Here's how the IFC reasons, that is, falla-
" ciously reasons. If a boy knows spiking is legal,
and if all fraternities spike, and if all this is
done prior to Rush Week, the pledge pin will
be worthless. Well, this could be.
If it is, pledgeship will be just as worthless.
The pin itself will be a farce. Some boys will
collect pins. Some will never see a pin. Some
will recognize the stupidity of the situation and
may decide to stay independent. They might
have a good idea.
What the IFC is forgetting is that there is
something more important than spiking itself.
Certainly spiking is rather petty, if it is con
sidered all alone. But it is not.
What the IFC is doing is admitting to all op
ponents of the fraternity system that something
actually is rotteu. Almost all criticism of the
Greeks revolves about Rush Week, pledges,
dirty rushing, the blackball, hazing, snobbish
ness and the like.
Here the IFC could exert its power. It could
demonstrate to the interested world that it can
handle its own problems. It could show the
University that it is capable of policing itself.
Who knows, maybe if this were now true, the
IFC could have handled such things as liquor
enforcement or the all-fraternity KK Show.
But the IFC is too weak, organically weak.
The biggest project of the year, after Rush Week
was over, was the preparation of a scrap book.
IFC wants to win an award as one of the best
groups in the nation.
, Look what it does. It gives an orphans party
at Christmas, it publishes a nice rush book, and
it happens to have men in most of the big jobs
on campus. So what!
The IFC, at the present at least, is unable
to keep its own linen clean. It runs away from
a simple problem like spiking and by double
talk tries to legalize it.
Gentlemen, this is not the way to honestly
win an award as a leader among national Inter
fraternity Councils; D. F.
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Student Fellowship
Sunday: 5 p.m. fellowship, sup
per, worship, and forum.
Lutheran Student Foundation
Friday: 8 p.m. Social-Old Timers
party, square dancing.
Saturday: After-game coffee
Sunday: 10 a.m. Bible study, 11
a.m. Worship; 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. Bible study, 11
a.m. Worship; 5:30 p.m. Lutheran
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program with topic "Stewardship."
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Sunday Masses: 8, 9, 10, 11, and
12 noon.
Religious courses: Newman Cen
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Sunday: 10:45 a.m., Thanksgiv
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meet at Wesley Foundation.
Sunday: 4 p.m. Student Council;
Wesley Fireside topic, "Christian
Faith and Public Opinion," 5 p.m.
supper; 6 p.m. Forum; 6:45 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. services. 4:00
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series of discussions on compara
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values, "Buddism." Makoto Ueda,
guest speaker. All students invited.
'The Challenge'
(Fd note i ThU I Hi fourth article IM "Th C'hallen" erles written
tpmlally for The Mebraakan y ttlntulhe leader In world affair.
II congratulate The Nebraskan for organising "The Challenge" series
of articles.
It was because of' this challenge that the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization was formed in April 1949, and that General Eisenhower
came to Europe in January 1951 to establish the military headquarters
of NATO which became known as SHAPE.
' SHAPE has made great progress since that time. We now have a
going concern, a well coordinated plan for defense and forces four to
five times as strong as they were in January, 1951.
The period ahead, however, is apt to be very difficult, because
the element of fear that united us has begun to wane. An alliance,
in order to thrive, must have active public support and participation.
Whether we like it or not, the mantle of world leadership has fallen
upon the shoulders of the American people.
"The Challenge" for them is how best to carry that load. Whether
we have the necessary wisdom to solve the complicated problems that
entails remains to be seen. Personally, I am confident we can do it,
but a vast amount of hard work and intensive study will be required.
General, United States Army
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