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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 22, 1955)
Tuesday, November 22, 1955
We've been infected.
We've been Infected with a disease, that
spread over our entire system. With a disease
that recurs with calendar-like regularity. With
a disease that eats away at its subject until the
subject breaks down. And even though we
aren't at all alone alone in our susceptibility to
this disease or alone in being sick we are hor
The disease is actually simple, We have the
Out fecal press should be about to die with
the diawise, but justice is often stow to act.
Our alums should be quarantined but nobody
dares. Even the University itself faculty, stu
dents and administration is running a high
We've forgotten that football is a game, a
"good game" as our coach, Bill Glassford, puts
it. He says we spend too much time with the
sidelights. And he's right, one hundred per cent
-We've gotten so mixed up about this thing
called football that it's downright hard to tell
that it is still a game. We've completely for
gotten that the coach is a member of the fac
ulty.. We've forgotten that we dont have to fire
coach every year.
This idea that some writers have that it's
normal to have a coach under fire is all wrong,
that is unless we accept the notion that football
is no longer a game and admit that we are in
curably sick with this disease of football craze.
Here at Nebraska this is old stuff. Why, way
back in '29 we were doing the same thing with
Dana Bible. He left. Ws lost a good coach, and
it took us a long time to climb up again.
' Then right after the war we got sick all over
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The last few years the same thing struck
again. The same sickness. Asinine former foot
ball players helped the sickness advance. So,
now Bill Glassford is joining a group of greats
great Nebraska football coaches who were too
good for the institution.
A Afeiv Policy
As has been said in The Nebraskan, Glass
ford has been a man all through the current
season. He has built a team that was supposed
to be impossible to build.
Through all the rabble raised this year, there
have been few votes of confidence for Coach
Glassford. Few though there .were, .they could
have been heard. But the press, including the
campus press, failed to recognize the support
During the season The Nebraskan, more than
once, heard the Chancellor support Glassford.
More than once it heard administrative officers
of the University, from the Regents on down,
pledge their support to the team and the coach.
But this wasn't reported. This was a mistake.
Now, since the big question has been an
swered by Glassford, it is wrong to point an
accusing 'finger and say, "Why didn't you sup
port our team louder." We have a new duty.
We are about to hire a new coach. Now we
can correct the mistakes we have made for the
past 25 odd years.
We now need a definition of what our football
policy is. We need a statement, such as the
statement made during the Clyde Mitchell storm
of '53, clearly and simply stating pur policy.
We need a statement saying that the coach
is just like any other faculty member with the
same rights of academic freedom.
We need a statement saying that our purpose
is to field a team up to par for ourselves, in our
own price-range, not the high-priced category
of Oklahoma or Maryland or any other football
We need a clear statement by the University
stating very simply that the University believes
in football as a game, in the coach as a teacher
and in the State of Nebraska as wise enough to
appreciate this type of football.
We have faith in the Chancellor, in the Board
of Regents and in the University community.
With this faith The Nebraskan offers a sugges
tion: Let's clearly state our policy, let's then
hire a coach and field a team and then let's live
hy our new policy. D. F.
Effective student government on this campus
as well as most others is rather rare. The As
sociated Women Students Board should there
fore be praised for its handling of hours for the
AWS recognized the problem, determined to
correct it in a way amendable to the majority
and wisely consulted those concerned before
making a decision.
The problem of mass overnights on impor
tant dance nights had been brought to the atten
tion of the board primarily by Lincoln mothers
who had wearied of having a houseful of coeds
arriving at all hours of the morning.
There was also a problem with coeds who
had used the allotted number of overnights and
checked out for home while actually spending
the night out in Lincoln. Housemothers worried
because in case of emergencies the girls could
sot be found.
For these reasons, AWS decided to try an ad
mittedly experimental plan of extending hours
to 2 a.m. for the Military Ball and eliminating
all overnights for that night.
But the Board did not simply issue this rule
as an edict. A vote was taken in all sorority
meetings Monday night. The results of this vote
showed that 60 per cent of the women favored
extension of hours to 2 o'clock.
AWS acted in accordance with the result of
this vote and extended the hours, pointing out
at the same time that this rule is an experiment
and the future of such a plan would depend on
this year's outcome.
AWS should be commended, not only for the
democratic manner in which it operated in this
instance, but also on the effective manner in
which the board undertook to solve a problem
within its proper jurisdiction.
There is no evidence that the new rule is in
the nature of a reprimand; rather it seems to
express a sincere desire on the part of AWS to
reconcile a problem with the wishes of those
If students feel that this plan is undesirable,
they should remember that it is temporary and
be willing to give it a fair trial, also considering
that they were given an opportunity to express
their feelings before the rule was effected.
At present it would seem that AWS had found
a democratic and equitable method of handling
its problems which could well be emulated by
other "student governing" bodies.-f-L. S. S,
Emerson once offered to his readers a choice
between truth and repose. As students and in
telligent beings, we are offered many choices
every day, but strangely enough, we make life
and death decisions all the time with little con
sideration or contemplation.
The decision to live or to die to live as a
part of the human race or as mutilated parts of
the human body is made every day on the na
tion's highways. This decision is made from
behind the steering wheel of a car; it is decided
upon while watching the speedometer climb or
while applying the brake for a sharp turn.
Millions of words have been constructed for
the express purpose of saving lives. These words
of truth is truth no matter how many times it is
spoken are invaluable if they save lives. Hu
man life is invaluable.
The Nebraskan has mentioned in the past
the "ultimate reality" and "irrevocability" of
death, but it is indeed unfortunate if people must
die to impress upon our minds the need for
safety and sanity on the highway.
Emerson's choice of truth and repose is still
quite valid, only the choice becomes truth the
necessity for safety on the highways and a
final repose the inevitable loss of life that re
sults from disregard of safety. S. J.
Looking for old clothes to donate to a rum
mage sale, a Lincoln mother thought she had
found one obviously . expendable item a knit
baby cap. She was somewhat disconcerted when
her coed daughter returned home and announced
that this was her newly purchased headgear
"what everyone is wearing."
"Life's little problems" could well be the title
of a recent news story. "I awakened to find I
was impaled on a bedspring" was the sad state
ment reported by a certain housewife suing a
mattress company for damages.
What seemed to bother most, however, was
the fact that the mattress still had seven years
to run on a 10 year warranty.
Convenience Returns Whee!
Lincoln's newly-named Harris Overpass is
due to be opened Dec. 1 with appropriate cere
mony. It replaces the rackety viaduct that used
to tremble under the lightest traffic. One cate
gory of Lincoln residents will greet the overpass
opening with relief students have been driving
(through dust-choked detours to get out of the
cjty limits to the west.
Recent discussions of closing hou-s for wom
en's houses have caused some students to point
to the happy situation at Colorado where senior
women have no hours. But things could be
worse here. A recent visitor from a Brazilian
college reported that there the girls are not
allowed out after dinner unless accompanied by
a chaperone. Whee!
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LITTLE MAN ON CAMPUS
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'Count Our Blessings'
'Much For Which
To Be Thankful'
A. J. NORDEN, PASTOR
University Lutheran Chapel
Someone has ssid, "He enjoys much who is thankful for a little."
Another has said, "He is miserable who is thankful for nothing."
No doubt most oi us will "go along" with these statements. Wheth
er or not we do, some self-analysis is certainly in order, especially
at this season of the year when we are again approaching war annual
Thanksgiving Day observance.
Just how grateful are we for the many blessings which have been
bestowed upon us from our first day until new, and just how have
we shown our thankfulness?
What blessings? Grateful to whom?
Do we not owe much to many people who in one way or anotiher
have supported us, guided us and counseled us, directly or indirectly,
in various areas and stages of our life and unto the present hour?
Some may claim, "I have paddled my own canoe; no one has
helped me. What I am and enjoy today is without other human help
and entirely by my own efforts."
Howeverf if such do any honest reflecting at all, they must dis
cover how very dishonest is their appraisal. The truth is that without
the help of many other peoplewewould not be on this campus today,
to say nothing of even having survived. There are many to whom we
owe much gratitude.
And how about the many great statesmen and others who have
fought and labored and those who have laid down their lives so
that we today can live under "the stars and stripes," the cherished
symbol of liberty and democracy?
Thus, we could go on to show how much we are indebted to men.
However, our over-all and chief gratitude should be to God, the real
Source of all blessing. The Bible tells us, "All things come of Tbee"
(I Chronicles 29:14); "Every good gift and every perfect gift is
from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights" (James
1:17). There are many similar passages.
As one who believes that the Bible is the Word of God, it is my
conviction that the greatest blessing in all the world for anyone is
the redemption from sin wrought by Christ, our Lord, "in Whom we
have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, accord
ing to the riches cf His grace" (Ephesians 1:7).
To know this and to have accepted this I count my greatest gift,
for through Christ I am at peace with God and know Him as my
Let us all count our blessings. We all have much for which to be
'We Should Pause
To Express Thanks'
By RT. REV. MSGR. GEORGE
Catholic Student Pastor
It is encouraging to find a na
tion pausing to survey its material
prosperity, count its blessings and
thank God for His bountiful Provi
dence. In this hour of worldly prog
ress it is rewarding to find men
humbly looking beyond human
prowess and craft to an ultimate
source of all our good fortune to
You may find General Motors,
Dupont, Westinghouse and a doz
en other organizations appproach
the edge of genius when it comes
in taking the complications out of
everyday living. But it remains for
God alone to create the small seed,
endow it with life and then give the
increase for our subsistence. To
day we should pause to express
The forms this gratitude takes
ere sometimes novel. To simply
gorge oneself in tribal assembly is
hardly paying adequate honor to
God even though it does great
things for the cook's morale, and
invites a hasty call for the "bi
carb."' One feels there should be
something more a spiritual
something to make the day
Cne also recalls that in Biblical
times, the first fruits of the earth
were always given back to God.
The best of the .grain and oil, and
of the flock were destroyed, after
being offered to God as a token
of gratitude to the Giver of all
These men associated thanksgiv
ing with sacrifice; they made a
thanks offering to acknowledge
their dependence for all things
upon His Providence. And these
sacrifices, simple and inadequate,
were yet the best and only means
at man's disposal to express gratit
Why be content with less than a
perfect act of thanksgiving on this
particular day? Why not worship?
Join with the priest, minister or
rabbi in thanking God adequately
as He deserves to be thanked
by all His children for the mani
fold material blessings He has so
lavishly showered upon us!
LET IT NOT SE SAID OF US
". . . We have been the recip
ients of the choicest bounties of
heaven; we have been preserved
these many years in prosperity; we
have grown in numbers, wealth,
and power, as no other nation has
But we have forgotten God. We
have forgotten the gracious hand
which preserved us in peace, and
multiplied and enriched and
strengthened us, and we have vain
ly imagined, in the deceitfulness
of out hearts, that all these bles
sings were produced by some su
perior wisdom and virtue of our
Intoxicated with unbroken suc
cess, we have become too self-sufficient
to, feel the necessity of re
deeming and preserving grace, too
proud to pray to the God that
made us . . ."
Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving
V le ( ;
History, it is said, repeats itself.
So do the writers of history. And
so, at the risk of being instructive,
I shall repeat for you the histor
ical facts behind our celebration of
Once upon a time (that is, before
the days of Yellow-Hair Custer),
a peaceful assortment of noble sav
ages forerunners of Rousseau
-dwelt in their sadistically happy
society in the wild cranberry bogs
of the East. These savages were
later identified as Indians, because
they were tinged a sort of (cran
There came a fateful day, how
ever, when (as is bound to happen
to a peaceful society) and equally
noble band of Puritanical reform
ers, led ever onward by their stir
ring battle-cry of "Glumph!", in
vaded this peaceful land.
Leaping on nimble toes from
ship to shore, from boulder to
boulder, the Pilgrims (and grim
pills they were, too) descended up
on these fair, unblemished shores,
armed with muskets, beads, a
staunch supply of medicinal bran
dy, beads, a sliver of soap (the
clan motto being "Cleanliness is
next to impossible."), beads, the
tribal Bible, beads, Cornhusker
Flakes, beads, a motheaten, brow
beaten, glassy-eyed rugby coach,
beads and a few stray members
of the Ballet Russc.
Once ashore, the stalwart immi
grants cached their treasures be
hind a sand-dune, and, clutching
muskets, beads and rugby cosch
(the latter two being designed
somewhat as peace-offerings, or,
if you will, sacrifices), they trund
led off to the woods in search of
firewood and festal decorations.
Our savages, in the meantime,
being noble, were also nature-lovers.
They loved their evergreens
the pine, spruce, hemlock and
ash; they loved their crops corn,
barley, rye and orange pekoe; the
absolutely detested musket-clutch-ers
But, unfortunately, they were al
so kindhearted and sweet-souled.
Lest the beauty of landscape be
devastated by insensitive paws, the
Indians offered portions of field and
wood as gifts. The Pilgrims, howev
er, placed no faith in Indian givers.
No one must win at the game of
beneficence (or rugby) but Pil
grims. Therefore, the Pilgrimi hastily
hacked down all the trees and all
the Indians, and dragged the whole
mess back to camp, where the wo
men and children sat around the
stock-pile singing Christmas carols
in joyful anticipation of the coming
The resourceful Pilgrim fathers
set up a huge green tree, and
decorated it with colorful red In
dians and chains of Cornhusker
Flakes. Weaving to and fro at the
top of the tree, as an example to
all, was the glassy-eyed rugby
coach. Then there was much danc
ing and merrymaking and singing
ot more Christmas carols. This was
the first Thanksgiving.
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each $1.75 (all plus tax). Created in England, made in
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i Ivy Look is the Campus Look
THe natural look suits Bill Tomson
and the Orlunda flannel suit with the
cashmere feel fits his scheme of
things. It's 70 wool, 30 orlon ., .
the Ivy Look for that BMOC, rich in
everything but the price. Dispite its
luxurious look, this soft fabric wears
like iron. Of course it's In the new
subdued tones of charcoal shades.
Orlundct Flannel is the suit most
likely to succeed on Campus!
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