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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 17, 1956)
Friday, February 17, 195(3
The University, after staggering about for
several years under the bad publicity and dis
rupting influences of annual panty-raids and
riots, is about to settle down to some organized
This mayhem completely supported and en
couraged by the Administration and various
leading campus activities will explode the day
before Ivy Day, and will give the campus a week
end to rival that of CU Days or Veishea.
It is the first of what is hoped to be a long
series of Spring Days. It' is about time, too.
This Spring Day has been a long time in
formulating. Last year, veiled in secrecy and
mysticism, a group of students was assigned to
organize a Spring Event designed to forever do
away with riots, raids and the like. The Riot,
however, disrupted plans, and left the campus
with nothing but a few less students, some wreck
age and a Wednesday dance.
This year should be different.
For one thing, any student with an ounce of
tense would do just about anything before he
would participate in the sort of riot that occurred
Dropping A Course
The disposition of the final date for dropping
a course was given to the Student Council for
consideration at the weekly Cornhusker Round
table with Chancellor Hardin and Dean Brecken
ridge. The necessity for some standard concerning
the final date of dropping a course is fairly
obvious. Several Instances have been reported,
a strange as they may seem, in which the
student had dropped the course in good standing
after he flunked the final examination.
The Nebraskan favors the drop system which
allow the student to drop a course a week be
fore the semester classes end. This would be
best for the majority of students for several
First, the student would have sufficient time
after the ten week examinations to pull himself
up scholastically, if he was having trouble in a
course. Otherwise, after a poor mid-term, he
might be tempted to drop the course immedi
atelyrather than run the risk of trying to get
Secondly, it would give the student more
time to make his final decision. Dropping and
adding courses, especially dropping a course,
is an important decision and should not be
made hastily or on the basis of incomplete evi
dence. The main objection to the later dropping date
is that it would give the lackadaisical student
more time to while away his time in a course.
But, it must be pointed out, he must still
retake the course if he drops. And a few weeks
longer in class for this student is far offset by
the fact the the extra time gives the conscient
ious student a longer period to iron out his
Because students need the additional time to
make a fair decision and because too many will
be influenced to drop early by the unnecessary
risk, the Nebraskan urges that the final drop
date be set one week before the end of semester
classes. B. B.
last year. The Administration has proved they
will not condone such a thing.
Also, by linking Spring Day with Ivy Day, the
annual sorority-fraternity activities frolic under
the elms will be turned into a weekend that can
be enjoyed by the entire campus. Ivy Day will
be a bigger and better thing.
So, the University has its first all-University
weekend. It is all-university first because of the
chance for every student to participate, either
by biting the dust on Saturday or by leaping
about in a gunny-sack race Friday afternoon.
Independent students and those outside the
activities merry-go-round who previously had
little to do but listen to the singing and watch
the senior honoraries walk about stoically can
now attend the street dance or variety show Fri
day after the barbeque, after recovering from
the fun and games.
And it is all-University secondly because of
the fine, whole-hearted support given by the
student organizations involved.
The Union, by sacrificing it's traditional Birth
day Party formally scheduled the day before
Ivy Day, has made the greatest contribution.
The Union is also sponsoring a street dance for
the Friday night of Spring Day, and possibly a
variety show in the Ballroom the same time.
Almost single-handedly, this organization is
holding up the evening part of the program, and
deserves the heartiest of congratulations.
The Ag Exec Board is furnishing a barbeque
at Ag College. The N-Club is organizing athletic
contests and games of skill and daring for Fri
Co-ordinating the entire day is the Student
Council, who deserves a round of applause. Their
four-member committee formed the first nu
cleus of the spring event committee, led by
Chairman Don Beck.
It is true that last year's Spring Event was
planned with the idea in mind to circumvent a
repetition of the 1954 riot. It obviously didn't
have a chance to work.
This year, however, when the juices run
strong and the head gets light and foamy, local
young bucks will hesitate many times before
storming the gates at the Girl's Dorm.
So, the Spring Day can go about its business
like it shouldproviding a day of relaxation and
fun for the student body without anyone getting
hurt beyond repair, and by making something
better out of Ivy Day.
All this is being done for the student body.
Busy people have given their time, and organiza
tions have made donations, sometimes radically
changing their own plans.
There is just one more problem to be met.
This problem is whether or not the students
will rouse themselves from their usual disin
terest toward campus busy-work, and realize
what a good deal they are getting. For the first
time since the old Olympics were banned be
cause the boys were repeatedly breaking each
other, s University has set aside a time espe
cially its students.
Thro ng mud at one another, pulling,on ropes
and scampering -about in burlap bags may not
be exactlyriTteeping with the highest aims "of
scholastic standards, but it can be a lot more
Here's mud in your eye! F. T. D.
flop wjrmws iLriYieiuQ
By CORBAN LA PELL
The faculty Show joys and sorrows. At Miller's, this week, the work of
our art faculty (excluding art history teachers and gallery help) is being shown
in its usual politely noiseless manner.
Art for our community cheers. The work ranges from a cautious dullness
to loud screams of avant garde.
Mr. Kailer manages to say he wants sanity in art and at the same time
produces a painting like "Strings." His misdirected cubism should be truthful
to nature if his nature is so important.
The guitar, and I presume that is the stringed instrument depicted in
his "Strings," has eight strings, eight machine heads, eight bone rollers not six
of each as it should.
The strings of the guitar are not connected to the table of the instru
ment, therefore, the instrument is unplayable. Well, no matter the figure's
hands are in such a position to render playing impossible.
The prizewinner Lee K. Burket's "Evening Landscape." Burkst's linear
movement fuses organically with modulated shapes dancing across the central
section of the canvas.
There is a freedom of touch which allows the natural to breathe, 'to
breathe Burket's elegant view of air and land. Once in a while, L. K. Burket
shows us he has artistic control over colour. Go look at this painting
Mr. Worth gives us craftsmanship (not subject to a human miscalcula
tion). I admire the material he uses. His humor does not last as long as the
time it took to create these brain manufacturings. .
His choice of colour is unimaginative and sparse. Oh! I found a finger
smudge on Worth's "The Level Shore." Pity!
Mr. Rudy Pozzatti gives us facile flashes of colour, facile sparkle of
nature made lines and facility all the way around, all nicely framed.
"The Column" is a textural object of exciting virtuosity the subject
matter in Pozzatti's work is subservient to the passion involved which is
needed to create his form .Taste is never the problem passion and his per
sonal nature is the word he gives us.
"Kyie", a sparkling bright water colour by Mr. Gail H. Butt, Jr., is lush
In its colour. Another new horizon by Mr. Butt is his "Sun Over Gibeon".
This time his white is even hot. I think controlled restraint wotild help
promote a more healthy relationship between him and his audience.
David Sevier's "Winter" is a soft romantic poetry in silver point a
fragile object d'art that's really quite nice.
Nothing can be said about the superlative pottery of Thomas Sheffield.
Audrey and I have enjoyed owning some of his work and find his art wonderful
to have. Pottery is often mislabeled as a minor art, only to those who are blind
with two good eyes. Freda Spaulding's work leaves little to be desired; that
is, If yu desire fleeting glimpses of faded nature.
Words and vision should not be intermixed. Go to the fourth floor of
Miller's and see art in the real . . . prices unquoted.
; Tho Nebraskan
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LITTLE MAN ON CAMPUS
by Dick Bibler
A CHIMNEY SWEEP WYEVE'TrlE RE HASNJT BEEN AF
ON THIS FLOOR. FOR TWENTY YFARS.'"
The Upper Chamber
'(Eds. Note: Because of spare pear this week. The first column
noeared last week, and was wr.U
a new Nebraskan column written I ten by Dr. Adam C. Breokenrldge,
by faculty members, will not ap-1 uean m r cuic.
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CKdi. note: Glenn Berry, a nenior hi
Arli and Hclencei, I wrlllna a toeclal col
umn to the Nebrnikin concemlnj he- prc.
sent trip to attend a citizenship Mmlnar la
New York City and Washington, J. C.)
After the usual series of perilous
adventures, Dick Tempero and I
arrived in New York to catch our
seminar just as the members were
leaving for Sunday services.
We went to hear Dr. McCrack
en at the Riverside Church. The
sermon at Riverside, a completely
in t e r-racial, interdenominational
and international church, was Race
Relations and the Church.
Dr. McCracken stressed that the
racial issue is making hypocrites
of us all and is one of the chief in
struments of Communist propa
ganda. We lunched at International
House, which accommodates five
hundred graduate students from 60
different countries. Moving on to
Christ Church, we heard Dr. Ken
Maxwell, department of interna
tional affairs, National Council of
Churches, speak on the responsi
bilities of Christians in interna
According to Dr. Maxwell, to
really exhibit Christian love, we
must possess hard headedness
along with soft-heartedness. "This
is one of the most difficult things
for us," he said.
To the -Editor; W
We demand an topology for the
article criticizing Mr. Kettering
written by the goddess of gram
mar, Ellie Elliott.
In the ' several years that we
have faithfully read The Nebras
kan, we have never found within
its pages a better article than
that written by Mr. Kettering
rich with humor, virtue and good
That an article containing such
fine and virtuous thought should
be maligned by such as Ellie
Elliott, whose wordy prose Is so
consistently worthless, sets our
blood to boiling. If her hemlock
filled pen cannot draw a straight
line we would suggest that she re-,
tire it. She has not learned to
"potentiate her literary time."
Elliott complains that she did
not receive Kettering's message.
We did. It can be heard when
down in the valley of reality and
not when on top the mystic moun
tain. Elliott pictures Kettering as say
ing, "To hell wih intelligence,
history, or degrees." Kettering
does not condemn these as Elliott
would like to have us believe. We
would suggest to Elliott a thorough
re-reading of Kettering's article.
She would find that he "damns
to hell" neither of the three. He
condemns misuse and abuse. We
should not hide behind the covers
of a history book, but search it
out f r keys to the future.
A degree is not the final measure
of ability. (Witness Mr. Shapiro.)
Intelligence tests are not all-inclusive.
This i what Kettering
said. Elliott is guilty of gross mis
interpretation. We imagine Elliott should spend
long hours, red pencil in hand,
pouring over such literary works
as Lincoln's "Gettysburg Ad
dress," meanwhile losing sight of
its message. ,
Roger A. Langenheim
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