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Nebraska n Editorials:
ItTTU MAN ON CAMPUS by Dick 6ibler
loimd A Better University
In vital now teem lie the long distant past,
at least in the development of opinion, Tbe Ne
braskan began a special series of editorials en
tiled "Toward A Better University."
Tbe series, begun in early December and
Enitbed with the eighth installment just last
Friday, was outlined in an editorial of No
Tbe editorial giving rise to the feature edi
torials, each written by a different member of
the editorial staff with all members contribute
- irg, spoke of what vas then called tbe "breach
between segments of tbe University. It called
it a gaj ... not a schism ... caused by mis
understanding, TTmfatal misunderstanding . , .
(and) by a lack of effective communication be
tween tie parties to tbe breach.
S laid out tbe plans of The Nebraskan to be
gin tbe series which was to delve into quesaras,
to critically analyze, to raise questions, to ask
"why? and to think out loud for tbe students
and, hopefully, for tbe entire UiiaveryJy.
Tbe series was planned to discuss and it fol
lowed this closely tbe role of student govern
ment, tbe problems of keeping faculty members,
tbe building program, tbe difficulty of obtaining
money and the zniriads of other problems felt
in all quadrants of our University community.
Specifically, the original editorial hoped to
aim tbe new series at what it boned would be
a State of de University address by the Chan
cellor. It reasoned that wuh some more brief
ing, some more pointing out of tbe obvious,
some more discussing! cf what everybody thought
they already knew about University affairs, tbe
average student ("the one who sits next to you
in that 19 o'clock class on Monday") would be
prepared to listen intelligently in tbe Chancel
la essence, the first editorial spoke of the
Dew series hoping that it could take from tbe
then "current mess and make of it a 'better
Tbe Nebraskan bopes and feels it has come
somewhere near its goal with the series. The
nature of the series itself prohibited mass in
terest cf the type that normally causes raised
tempers and charge and counter-charge of one
sort or another.
For the roost part the completed editorials
presented the facts of the case in each of the
areas named and showed bow tbe University is
working towards long-range goals that everyone
agrees are beneficial.
Now, so far, everything is pleasant. Tbe Ke
braskan said what it wanted to say, as well as
Tbe only remaining part is now whether or
not there will be a State of tbe University ad
dress by tbe Chancellor.
At tbe outset, the hope was expressed that
tbe Chancellor would "discuss problems and
plans common to the University at an all-University
convocation with classes dismissed."
With tbe passage of time, the tenseness of the
then "current mess has lessened. Tbe students
have remained unusually silent with regard to
this whole matter. -
Fully realizing the scope of the Chancellor's
duties and his many obligations, it is com
pletely within reason to ask: Do the students
of the University still want such an address?
Two months ago all indications said they did.
What are the thoughts of the average student
at this time? Tbe administration has no way
of knowicg. Hardly anybody else does, either.
About the only avenues open are through letters
to the Letterip column or through discussion at
the next Council meeting.
Before any action is taken or aanr specific
plans made for this address, Tbe Nebraskan
suggests that student opinion speak out. D. F.
The 'Torch' Sputters
College is, as everyone knows, a truly wonder
ful thing. Students come to Lincoln, Che red
clay of the fields still oa tbe soles of their rough,
cowhide boots, their bats clenched in plow
roughened hands, blinded by the Torch of Truth
which bangs eternally ever the campus, and
art transformed into keen-eyed Citizens cf To
morrow. Tbe Lamp cf Knowledge is lit for them; their
minds know m bounds as they plow through
years cf intense study. Throwing away the
thoughts off childhood, they emerge sound of
mind, Strang of body, clean of limb and firm
They are, in short, transformed by their e&u
estias front tbe raw material of high school
into a Toril&ant kfteUeritutal force which for years
win guide She reins of industry, steer the ship
of state, moid y oung minds and sell pencil
How is it, them, that these tntarts of train
power can be reduced to slavering, smrelmg
manses after a few moments of exposure to
that greatest of all bureaucracies, registration?
What is it that makes pcfcerstial Phi Beta
Xappa's euzal and sgueal with fear when pre
sented with a registration form? Why does a
anafla majjar methafiiiaUy beat bis bead to beet
puis after trying to sdive the age-old riddle of
Tbe answer as not simple. There is something
about being reduced to an JEM card that kind of
eats at your self-esteem. There is something
about kindly eld ladies treating you like a drool
ing idiot when they explain bow to make oat a
There is something about finding a section
closed that makes one want to go out and smash
up furniture and kick small animals.
From the first time a student edges stealthily
into the M and Ji Building and walks up the
stairs, be knows be is beaten before be starts.
His finally worked-out schedule sheet is tor
naught; it will be reduced to flinders inside of
The careful, sge advice given in the sunny
sanctuary of the advisor's office is forgotten;
every course suggested falls at the same hour;
thirteen sections aire closed; the sua will sever
smile again. ,
Thus it is. The sun sinks behind Memorial
Stadium. The ghost of Joe Moke slides through
the sfc&dows down R Street. The cMl mists of
evenmg lower around the street Trights.
A lone, dank figure stands alone on the cal
Snow flies around Lis tear-stained face. He is
atnkSeideep m mad; a flutter tiff red type flusters
down from his shoulders.
Tbe Torch of Troth sputters and almost goes
out, T. T. D.
A Courageous Stand
The Eteamonfibaci and She Daily Tar Beel, stts
fieat newspapers at tbe Universities of Maryland
suad Karib Carolina, bare editorially done credit
to themselves, their schools and the college
When Tim Tatvn, Oat termer foigb-jwweswa'
Marylasl cs&, led & Vtimervtr Out
campus ewspaper ewawaienS tfeat bit &yar
tere for tte heal oluu j at Vrt Carua
saarkea' Cfae mt f a MnwrmrxT
was ata era Sa which an inadequate sta
kva became tilSra-flitfSra-adeaat and w inade
quate library became snore fc6ouate.
"It vas xa earn m widen those academic pro
grams commas to ctfber tjniwersitjes were calked
off ct Maryland clue to lack vt student interest
2t was am era im wbirfb our akotawditatioa was
psrtiTy threatened because t as overemphasis
3 acTLktk sdhoLarduips.
3t was sta era 5b w'akib She tuawersitjr re
c&rtti ttasrRBetetefi Bsftoual puMicitsr tout tflus
is set emmoiM t a good otnersity.
'e ot SetSl Tatuni''s leaving mesas, fitie
af ff Ct Viaiiimv&r eS ICsryiaad. E xaify Ibe
2t Katy tocbb 4U3 cipportiunlty Sar ius to (direct
v aislereBt ni our zuoney tcm-ftrd either ttuuju;.
St mtj sneas pause is athletics 'hi.dn wiil
s fenae to oeaqp snore S (6te academtrc Sunila
ssctatads Star winds nr waemsty erict,
Tbe Xtrik CmKm Tto&r 1xr tef ti4 tZm
sfemet Tatam's ayyukitani ami Cbe step Uwwr
3S5w fes(t we be &os psraaitie maa8ir of
5a proSeEmanj2iai in oar Eaifiat, M's mat bold
m to assy ielusians atihaut SR. lUtfs mat Shixik,
t.Jih-eir toit at a3 its Sbe 'ii-it itout
f ak&ts td. Cie Un.weru.ty.
Ll sot sbiak, rXlrtr, tltsal alt w J J.il to tUhe
3ts td ca &e atecuc fceVJb tf Si s'livJ.
Tie mutit W2B esife feeaiy betas es
lithed for college athletics rapidly becoming
a vaster business than awowedOy anofeiisjoiaal'
Sootbal wil ever be and Tataa is only a tacy
pinieatber on a big, cranCy flapping wing.
'The Tsttaa issue isi closed for fwe or llien
years; we have ome to the bridge and, we
fl&mfc, jumped into at. Which faetion is ihe big
time alhletits CMUtrwerty th ipresonaliaers
or She ajxiaTzsers (time's long tost wtuI lack
"Uo matter whic3a factLoo feels She swift toe
la the long run, the Umwrsity's caomic status
is ito ivr a damagmg kick.
This is the sunt of stuff kat sksi'I ew- fcr c
campus mewspaper to say to criticize its ows
(uaiwrsiiy, its owe aShletie policaes, cotkches,
aduiaai, studeat body and fans.
But tint its the sort cf (thing that iaserts back
bane auad respect iioto a campus ewspigser
whea it forgets, 5or She siaomeat t least, petty
cajscpus jaolitics and begins worryi'jg sJaout tbe
acadsnaic dignity auad repieafesi of it awer
sity.. The 2ttoras&sua salutes tbe DuaxtkosatSstk and
itil XaI!y Tar BeeU" fw a courteous stsuad
wVJll itaJr-en. . E.
The :biit naaeiber of a certain Ca-wer-ftty
tstaaoiKtiiaa) wre (filmoufisiag iChe efieots
iff a stunor rtle passed a a earlier gsaaerai
Ctoe iff C iovnsl,jrs f.ritic.ular?y beatel
is tr jpfjuiiaw to Cbe riii.. Al!v -l.ta.tg smasDy
Ittusigs wrong wjisb St, st i3ied, ""OTioewsr jpro
Ipwied tfiitat st.apifl rule gywx$V
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Union Juice Box
On Thursday night, I lept out of my tower and over to the Student
union to partake in the. gala and somewhat belated opening of tbe
Music Room. A young lady in red admonished me at the door to "Turn
right immediately, please, and notice the pictures on tbe wall."
So I did, and found myself thoroughly overwhelmed. The two large
absJract murals have been done by Corban LaPeU, a senior in our
Art Department. They are exquisite, and by far the most elevating
and valuable contents of tbe room.
Ay attention was next turned to Tbe New Machine. I thought I
had gotten into the Crib by mistake, for I beheld not a genuine high
fidejty player, but a juke-box in a fancy wood cabinet. From it a
voice was blurping, "This is high fidelity. This is high fidelity.
The juke-box cost over $1000, and plays only 45 rpm records It
jangts of a single small unit, with no supplementary speakers or
This type of machine is intended to feed many tributary speakers
fa a hotel; it has tremendous power, but as a self-contained unit is
extremely poor, especially for the cost. Much better sound is available
Given 'em Ell
for as little as $300, and more than four times as much playing time
could be gained by using 33 rpm records.
The new machine has other serious drawbacks. Students interested
fa se"ous music should have available to them serious music with
good reproduction. Those who prefer other types may repair to tbe
Crib, where tbe music is awful but tbe sound as good as that pro
duced by this machine.
Musk has both historical and aesAetic value. Tbe oolv company
wfcsch puts out classical music in any quantity on 45s is RCA-Victor-only
a small portion of these recordings are of high aesthetic value, and
almost none are of historical importance. Tbe invaluable "History of
Music in Sound series, for instance, is available only on 78 and 33.
Gregorian chant, the basis of Western music, is unavailable on
45, as are most recordings of major value. The artistic wordings of
such companies as Epic. Esoteric, Bach Guild, Handel Society, Van
guard, Angel, Westminster, and Archives are all on 33.
The musk of such figureheads of art as PaJestrina, Tomas Luis
de Vittoria, Thomas Talis, Vivaldi, ScarloSti, Gabrielli and PurceO
are on 33.
Later composers are available on 45, but not in any quantity or
cualify. "Selectaaas" are mot sufficient. The sphere of tbe 45 rpm
recording has been, is, and will continue to be popular musk, and
this has no place in the Musk Room.
The Union's reasoning behind their choice is satisfactory and
nebulous. For the money expended, a superior 33 machine could have
been obtained, and valuaWe musk could thus have been available
to students. If we must have a juke-box, it could have been a 33.
The issue is as vital as any other on campus. Students who'have
been anticipating fine musk on a fine $1 machsae have been disap
poanSed, for little apparent reason.
The Union has been titled, by one of its more verbal victims, tbe
Symbol of Mediocrity. And what have we to say in reply? "But look
at our gorgeous new juke-box?
'IY& V.ATTW f !S YEAKS fCK 50MCN "D ASK ffS. THAT &STlDXm
Ta the Editor:
As the Toace of stekdent interest,
and as a sounding board f ar stu
dent opinioa, this years "Bag
has been doing a splendid job. Un
derneath It si, tbere seems to be
a determination that Nebraska wiQ
dot fee "just another state mniver
SJty. TMs semester and last, things
have been happening around the
University cjuite rapidly. Some off
these are changes lor the better.
It may mot be entirely wrong to
believe that others are signs of
confxaaoa, or of deterioraitj.on.
I believe there is a general
feeling of approval when the Bag
steps in end a&s Where are
we going? It has also struck home
when you point out that it is, or
ought to be, m part at least, up to
the stadent body bow this cjuestioo
is answered. We should gjve a
M of thought to what we want
the University to be.
Wata ttc la ssiad, I wweM Lae
to aute Ore saggestlMK, 4
to rzplfcia wty I think ttwy de
serve cMPttiAeratM. X mill smp
pmtt Oat tl- sNiggectMwtc are a
final, JeSwxive awr fr all
wr prwUeaes. Eat V tbey aire &
cmcml, swaae pvmtm ewM cme
up tlui wamid fcJ to c&ear oar
swrnfic, r mOuer, sawre atsef Bl tmg
gestttnks aaJgM be brnMigU lr ara.
Heme tbey are;
1, The sastittftioB of Oua&kSacy
far She Eacbelors Degree.
2. The tegibsning of tbe time
lusualy regained Sor tbe Eadnelars
Degree to $ years.
2, Tie (rftviaaosi si these Ewe years
Soto a Senior Dirisioa of tiiiaree
years atad a JF.auior Rvjsjob of two
years 2a wbido tbere woald be m
eilecttives. all stateats teJtang tbe
Tbere aire ertaia oaiaimal stan
dards w'Jaids erery staSut mmust
sneet beSone be eacs prsfita&ily e
g.age 'm V-wyer&y levrl studies.
CertaicSy maduemaiSkcs. awaeaoes,
bifitory, Eagjii!ii aad fiorejJs laa-
iguages are ajaaocg tbese.
Tm years off bigla stbonsfl wark
Is eadb off ttbese iltls i 'StiAT;
to call iSor tbnee year wWk ta jsy
or all 1 Sixm mA seStjisg our
splits tm iag.
The seoaad safgestiaB as 5a Jiae
trjs3 sSj?xtiaia6 fiat oor is a good
tiasx to raise our staudrSc i'Jf tbe
28. A. la argttffig Sar a five-year
ourritititw, Preiatleat Eaesbswer
otate wesssiami tfse tesieautcg
Urn fsn& tw years (& Imiktr
UMtiiw. mmetkm la Cut tk3ri g
fnxtmrt wMi wrk toward m
, aoM tKtfAxrwact M twen c3;ne
Ur t3 sftesc. Maxy sww trt
Cud. we are UXteg Aws sefiwwfy
is tUs retijwti.
Tta ic vry irtaaA if Irs.
A 0Mftrrv wvalt w If
Cbe fcuMaij t aw AM to far
t.ate w'tJt gewerik l.vnif
ami mtais i.rturi pv v.
is a'if.rjo, a iBrarasber of x.ttt!;
pwJiCto is ttk4kitiaiif sUifeuft
tttte.Ktj,V.es,. $i'.:itf.t tot ace mow
ba.uSled p.'t'.arl caulfl be wwled
auto sarvey ;orses. Sssfow, Sor
iajtfjitif, Ctii't ittfttr-iie;- trtserr.r
committees working on the pre
sasjpciais of the assignments en
sured by the candidacy require
ments, set tap two-year survey
courses in history and science and
mathemaitks, fine arts and toreiga
Two years of foreign language,
without the necessity of the ele
meantary grammar grind, would
allow students to eater the most
rewarding part of lacgnage
study where fluency makes pos
sible MDvaltsahlle humane and hng
Anaher advantage would he that
after getting tewagh tbe Jajnaor
Djrasioffl, a stadent would be in
position to make a far more teSel
tgent and mature choice of his
area off specialization.
He would have more actual
boors avaHahle, aad tbe advant
age of a broad bsckgroand.
Gay L. Cmptx, HI
During this semester, the people
who read the Kebraskan's col
umns have been deluged with a
torren of bombast and buncombe
worthy of a backwoods Baptist
speaking in "voices." The author
of this incredible rot was one Roger
Heckle, a shifty-eyed fellow prob
ably in the pay of some foreign
I have reserved comment on this
fellow only because I have known
him for some time, and bad until
recently held out some hope for bis
Hirrever. bis constant aitemjAs
to demoralize tbe campus have re
moved every shred of sympathy I
might have bad. Therefore, I have
chosen this opportunity to present
to the pubik tbe case aganr jt Rog
As I have written, he is probably
in the pay of a foreign power, for
be has about him the air of a con
spirator. He is continually bustling
about, blustering at Ms friends and
smiilmg ingratiatingly at fcis ene
ies. He has been seen on mazy a
dreary raarniiig, lurkmg in mossy
corners of Andrews Hall and pas
sing out Communist tracts to sta
dents and teachers alike. His re
cent betrayal of a fraternity broth
er to the politbcaro serves to dus
trate Ms politics.
Heckle was bora with a cast sa
one eye and the sense that the
world owed fcim a living. Being
physically tmappealing, be has
tned to make friends ty being
funcy, and Ms piful jMkes have
long been tbe bane of those throws
in contact with Mm.
Actually tbe only form of bumor
open to Ms weak mmd is the direct
insult, astd be is too cowardly to
use this. He has tbe pride of a
Jptamss Grandee coupled with tbe
physical courage of a tit-mouse.
At tbe slightest bint of affront, be
been known to break out
I- B,'j, .
I 4 t
bs come to my sEeofow fbat this journal is stall priataj that
tea fbat Jew Bro-aeS writes every week. Wib boriog emmtumer
wwraeB tenas sat tre on a wi-Se variety of nrnsm, M y ft'
JSebrailrajQ, wbi bas Ad its soul Sar aa obvimijy SESial srsce) to
ErwwaeiB, persMs fas priatiog at
What rtas tryir to get t ss tSaas: Brsnml s&dks.
I Ttiappeo to fcaow tbat all of bis marerial is wrxtteas dtiws ojs mir
towels as be copies U o3 tf vx&mjw wgSs, fa
t f 48 n ose of Ms CrcW
fx. He also hm vtaiary ttMsrtia, wtikb emmx tbe lead la Ms stesn
to sefttte is tie kwer pormos t Ms back.
Yob tjaaderstaad, of course JtoA tm not deuEiirjg to stooo so low
as to juwufe Browat-H.
I reaiu that Ms csrwamy Wf smvmt (fbe TbeSa 33 boia 'fa
bt-ea votes to ma&are Misa, bat ItSaii sort of tuppextcy aTtKonswaggaie
tbould be baa&w! aibout fem oue of owr jtnuare respwta&4e pi.x-axuxjs.
My Boot ten Cries
is a bliiia&Jg fit of be!aevole.iKe at&d gtod waJS. I br elected jRywiaf
red cross Icaigbt, asd wJ2I tel yoa iaaocea realtors s fcuui bit stow
Fve bad Mot trauled by a fcayj&e for si'sout ey - -v
to g.t Ite fatotc 7 " ' "
1. tint f S, E-nwl Is osi S&j1 side of the Adna:ij
What worse SLrjg could besaidofMa?Heiisa comjiaccy -7 cv
erfy ditiuacg bj.lf . a ae'er-dol!!, speadir ai3 Ms imrwm
m bed ataS 3 Ms eveaasgs dflaa bwr. Toe is tafeg tm far
J,cuji5e- Dimm. Doot ftrtutt Mai wjeb yoar corjdeaoes.
2. He is a boy iSxJL KcJL. as yoa Bti$jfc Save beea 14 to
be Wafceld be'. Jmai J,i.es , Jore"T;
fiisgaaswi Eiamd 2i-s clever aft tbese dincci3, tfjj Browafis b4aa
be tacy bs bo Uem. AsM a plaw m( of provr,-m
andvadt aaad was fcrpwwd its a cage iy tbe Ilwxia Park Z-? S
fcftiad it too Ibee tbat tbey bad varkd tcip vror aairl ' "
As proof of &m, rsdb bka wbea be ftixit Jo-jfciar
F sx.s Ms tbstss.. l;s rxbvny Cvored, be sits. Tias cjesrfy
&i&y Ms stafikiEy tec ALL tbtasih .- Twraoearvwwl
fat sx7 atjSftriflBr. The. 4arir to be sto, ftTwS
auto ius cjss of beer, wd gvZk tsmn town. xvl
m also wm to tenets' a of
m ae ad M t&r m &e oar. tmsJIcut fte3s Awj to t
boaom, AATigur wb wasdi die a3 oJ a tn L. i- to
4- Tree betews Ms ftriejiid. Viom ...t . .. . . . ..
Willi VfJ!,vJ:r:is 4tsi44-s' f , . '1
. . " J iliw r.K fJl Ja
its tbe back.
S, J3."s a oVvJMryb4L
T&o?', I jit, too.
be a ss
lias been known to Dreaz out a
brace of dueling pistols and creep
into his burrow under the Beta
bouse, tbere to read bawdy pam-
phlets which be finds beneath
counters in dingy drugstores.
And that is about all that can ba
decently said about him. Bis per
sonal habits, which resemble those
of the three-toed sloth, wiS not bear
8 .istfO I
t Uf-m CAREY- Hk YS3C
IF tid ay,
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