The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 21, 1956, Page Page 2, Image 2
Wprlnesdov, Morch 21, 1956 Poqe 2 THE NEBRASKAN Nebraskan Editorials: The Final Compromise The controversy aroused by the Mortar Board petition to the Faculty Committee on Student Affairs has been settled by the very means the Mortar Boards should have used in the first place an agreement with the Innocents. Last spring the Student Council ruled that Ivy Day should be jointly controlled by the Inno cents and the Mortar Boards. The two senior societies were to be the controlling agencies in Now Strength The naming of the University as host for the 1357 convention of the Association of College and University Residence Halls is a tribute both to the University and the organization of the resi dence halls as well. It is the type of good "publicity" that puts the University in a favorable light, and will dampen the bad name Selleck Quad received after last spring's riot. It also shows that members of the University's resident organizations have developed an interest in their self-government. This interest could eas ly develop into an increased interest in other campus activities by independent students. The ACURH is a national organization of resi dence hall student government organization. It promotes the exchange of ideas and programs between resident hail governing bodies, and tra vel exchanges where representatives from vari ous colleges and universities visit other schools to observe how resident halls are organized. The University has proved it has one of the stronger men's and women's dorm organizations in this conference, and the ideas integrated in the management of its residence halls might easily be carried to other schools. An indication of real strength has arisen in the residence halls of the University, a part of the campus community heretofore unnoticed and un appreciated. F. T. D. setting up and running off of the Ivy Day festivi ties. It was generally understood by most parties having interests or functions in Ivy Day that this joint control would stand. It seemed the best and most logical method of control. The Mortar Boards, however, became inter ested in furthering the scope of Ivy Day a good deal beyond what it had been in the pt-it. They were also a little perturbed in having to bear most of the cost of flowers and similar facilities. So, armed with good will and an idea of one group taking full control of Ivy Day they went over the heads of two organizations Innocents and the Student Council one who had previously had a main function in the ceremonies and the other who had formally ruled on who should run Ivy Day. In doing this the Mortar Boards wasted a good deal of their time and prompted the other two groups into immediate action. The Innocents and the Council were not able to sit back and watch their control and the force of their ruling peti tioned out from beneath them. Now, the Mortar Boards find themselves with out the ultimate control of Ivy Day for which they hoped. Little immediate action has been done on "widening the scope of Ivy Day" as far as the general public is concerned. Ivy Day has been returned to control by the two groups designated by the Student Council last spring. What the petition did accomplish was a final clarification of just where the control of Ivy Day lies' It brought about a compromise that definitely states what functions the Mortar Boards and Innocents will have in setting up Ivy Day. This clarification could have been set up just as easily without the combined efforts of the Faculty Committee, the Student Council, Inno cents and Mortar Board to send a petition back to where it belonged in the first place. F.T.D. A Creative Outlet The Ncbraskan Literary Review, authorized by Pub Board on a one issue trial basis, will appear Friday. It will be contained in a special 8-page edition of The Nebraskan and will consist of short stories, essays, poetry and other creative pieces written by University students. The Nebraskan has created the literary sup plement for several reasons. First, and most important, we feel an obligation as a campus newspaper to provide an outlet for the creative writing talent here at Nebraska. It isnt often that a college student can find an accessible medium for his writing abilities, and, at Nebraska, where there are no campus literary publications, it is especially difficult for the younger writers to get their material pub lished. - And it isnt journalistically out of bounds for The Nebraskan, even with its severe space limi tations,' to provide a literary section for its Uni versity community, giving the local writer recog nition which he so often deserves and affording the campus with a glimpse of material produced by its own members. If the Nebraskan, is to honestly reflect the University of Nebraska, and bring to its readers a well-balanced newspaper, it must do more than report the news. It must also comment upon and furnish an outlet for the intellectual and creative atmos phere in which University students are living. Secondly, the Literary Review will be a pre paratory step toward the future goal of a four-issue-a-week Nebraskan. It will contain that type of material which can well be included in a four-issue-a-week edition but which cannot be included within our present space limitations. Both as an experiment financially and space wise, the Review is intended to be the first step toward restoring the word "Daily" in the Ne braskan flag. Thirdly, the Review is intended to help space out the advertising, which, on many days, has been so wy that it has been impossible to effectivel ver the day's news. Ads, then, can be spacea throughout the paper, rather than piling up on the back and two inside pages. For these reasons, The Nebraskan has created the Literary Review, hoping it will be received and retained as a creative expression . of Uni versity life. B.B. anhellenic, Union Control t 7& 'J i 1 1. 1. - i lit" By SAM JENSEN Managing Editor Constitution of the Student Council . , . Article til, sec tion 1, legislative powers ... The Student Council shall have the following legislative powers in so far as these powers do not conflict with the general UBiversfty Interest; a, to regu late and coordinate the activi ties of all student organizations and student groups of general University Interest ... c. To review (at the discretion of the Student Council) the constitu tion of any vtudent arganiza- ttm with power of revocation. Article Vm, section 2, duties s! the Student Council judiciary committee shall be: a. To in terpret the Student Constitu tion and by-laws. (This writer has supplied the bold face markings.) Upon the previous excerpts front the Student Council con stitution, the campus's "su preme Student governing body" bases its claims to regulata and coordinate" the XEtarfraternity Council, Pan- belleine and the Student Union. Council members say that they bav no choice other than to bring the issue before the Ualversity thet mere are con flicting spheres of authority and the Council constitution gives the Council authority over all student organizations. IFC, Panhellenic and the Union, according to Council in terpretation, are student or ganizations. This seems only logical. However, another part of the same document states that these organizations must be of general student interest. Two of these groups defi nitely do not fit into this cate gory, and the other is of such particular nature that it can hardly be classified as a "stu dent organization." One reason that the organi zations maintain a separate ness from the Council is that they have been granted such privilege by the Board of Regents in the Regents Con stitution. Another cause for the degree af autonomy possessed by the three groups is their distinct types of organization which separate them from the run of the campus activity. The IFC and Panhellenic are composed of fraternities and sororities sot individuals. They are responsible to the University but not to the Stu dent Council. The Union, chartered by the Board of Regents, is governed by a board of governors which is made up of faculty, alumni and students. Several years ago, the de cision was reached that the Council did not have control over fraternities and sororities in enforcing the non-discrimination clauses. The Council only had jurisdiction over pro fessional and honorary frater nities and sororities. This seems to be a reason able precedent for the judi ciary committee, if they are really looking for an interpre tation of the Council's powers. Control over IFC and Panhell enic Constitutions would, in effect, give the Council this disputed power. Instead of spending so much time trying to extend their power over senior bonoraries and the IFC, Council members might be concerned with an other constitutional provision that states the council shall exercise powers to benefit the general student body. The benefit of Council con trol over the three organiza tions in question is doubtful, but effective organization in the status quo seems quite reasonable and valid. Little man on campus by Dick Bibler Tho Nebraskan FIFTT-FTVE YEARS OLD - MTS, Kemhen Associated Collegiate Press Uaeom. Wrw. rmw th. "J" . uis. rrrrKSBW: Ksasssi urrariGing swroce, rtw r Editor ... ms or lacorporatea muwihi t.atur ..................... im ! , , . . , . 0lWa fr . (1 ' fctT .... ....... .. .... ... .. .... ..... J tttf . ftntft , rfc;,ilsca at: Roma 28, Student Unioa nm mm . . m Knttim 14 a S i'PV FlIIMim. .. . 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SUetaarS SteaSrla LJL 'FRANKLY, I HADN'T fLANNED OM1MAJ KIND OF AN EVENING." Brownell Talks Pressing Issues Awakening the other day from an erotic dream inspired by mem ories of Kim Novak in "The Man With The Golden Arm," my gaze happened to alight on a recent copy of a newspaper. Upon examination of the head lines, I learned that the world, with distressing indifference, had been trapsing erratically along without me for the last week or so. No doubt many of you have been disturbed by certain national and international developments, and have been eagerly awaiting some comments from me. You can re lax now. Rrnwnell's Commentaries of To day's News are here. (Actually, some of this news may be a bit old, but you know how the Pony Express is.) One interesting story I noticed concerned the Russian decision to remove the ghost of Stalin from The Challenge- U Af Civilization' s CUSHQlS He m By JAMES A. FARLEY Chairman of the Board Of The Coca-Cola Export Corporation When traveling, one is impressed by a startling thing. The world is tired of words. Everywhere the meaning of words is tending to break down. They are used by too many peo ple in too many untruthful ways. Everywhere in the world people have been driven by abuse of lan guage to judge you not so much by what you say as by what you do. It is a well-known fact that peo ple understand things much better than they understand ideas. When we, speak to a man in another country about democracy, he may or may not understand us. The idea may be beyond his comprehension; or perhaps a poor brand of democracy has been sold to him by somebody else before. Let us consider for a few min utes what the trademarks stand for. First, they symbolize Amer ica's products.. Then, they symbo lize the maker of the products. Then, the reputation of the maker. Then, and even more important, they vouch for the responsibility of the maker. Every one of the great galaxy of American trademarks implies a unity of responsibility. It suggests the individual's responsibility for his acts, the corporation's respon sibility for the quality and value of its products. It expresses the seller's respon sibility for his service. Each one in the chain 'stands responsible and accountable. It is easy to appreciate the great value of the trademark sys tem. It can serve to keep alive the concepts of responsibility and integrity not only here in Amer ica but throughout the world. No force in whatever guise should be permitted to gnaw at the principles for which trademarks stand. We must be constantly alert to the dangers which continue to beset the system. Let us protect what courage and enterprise has made possible the miracle of American industry! In His infinite wisdom, God has given this Nation limitless capac ities and a great stewardship in a world that must find peaceful ways or face destruction. The warm handclasp of trade American products that feed, nourish, warm, protect, cure, cool, and beautify all the wonderful (Eds. note: Today's "Chal lenge" article consists of extracts from an address by James Far ley, former campaign manager for President Roosevelt and presently employed with the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, which have been "presented before the House of Representatives in June, 1935. The message was specially authorized for The Ne braskan by Farley.) benefits and joys that skilled man ufactures can provide these are the effective weapons to stop global calamity. Fight we must when our liber ties are threatened. And destroy we must in self-preservation. But the United States of Amer ican stands at the helm of today's civilization because of unparallel ed scientific and industrial know how, because it has stimulated world markets, shipped a myriad of goods, built outposts of progress in every corner of the globe. We are faced with the greatest challenge ever to American in dustrial genius and resourceful ness. Highly geared production will need new sales outlets. Successful competition in world trade will de pend on progressive industrial overseas expansion. Outstretched, friendly hands across the seas, not mailed fists, skilled, knowing, courageous hands of American industry, pour ing the good things of life onto dis tant shores which sorely need our output these are the dynamics which will build the greatest pos sible kind of national and global prosperity. Milksop's Fables Dusty Little Girl Believes In Gods By JACK FLYNN I was walking down a hot and dusty road one hot and dusty day. I was going to the great city. I spied a little, hot and dusty girl sitting on the side of the hot and dusty road rubbing her hot and dusty feet. I, being well-bred and severely socialized, danced over to the lass and struck up a lively conversa tion would have been much livelier had not my braces en tangled. I noticed a strange gleam in her hot and dusty eye and asked her thus, "What do you believe in?4 "In gods," was her quick and de cisive answer. I was not a bit surprised. You see, I believe in elves, hob-goblins, gremlins, ogres, fairies and even saw a pink ele plant one extremely long and thirsty weekend. I am a practical man and im mediately envisioned myself astride a winged-type god, winging into the great city as the pro verbial crow flies. So I asked, "Why do you walk when you could ride aboard one of your flying gods?" She an swered, "They are all in my mind and can't get out and most of them 4o not have room on their' backs because of the monkeys. Oh, but I am a practicaly man. I extracted my exceedingly sharp machete from my garter and with one swishing swipe lopped the top off her very head. From out the dormitories of her mind flew a great flock of gods. They lighted about me and I was afraid. "'Good gods;", I shouted. "Not very," one of them graciously answered. I regained Ef usual iearless composure and looked over the group. I recognized several of the crew. One was a heretical educa tor that I had helped burn at the stake using his own books as fuel for the fire. I recognized two as men I had thrown rocks at during . public stoning. A number of them looked like Greeks. I noticed three spies, two bas ketball players, and a skilled mar ble shooter, slipping about the The Mirage ranks taking down incriminating notes on great slates in native pictograph. I took out my righteous ele phant gun and shot one' of the basketball spies through the knee guard as a warning. The mangy lot took careful note of my un compromising wrath and wisely flew off to their gymnasium. I asked one of them who looked, to be the leader, "Are you for real?" "No, he answered, "We are osty figments of the late-departed, hot and dusty little girl's imagination. "Pshaw," said L- I lesped upon a sturdy-looking god and bade him, "Away!" be was called ''Mercury" and had the craziest little wings on his in steps. We flew off Into the broad hori zons and had not the hot and dusty sun melted the wax which held fast his wings we would surely have made it. We were never heard of again. I say pshaw to all disbelievers. Moral Leave your car at home and take Uis bus. The more people we expose to American products and American ways of business, the better they will understand the kind of people we are. The more who experience our merchandise, the better off both they and we will be, and the great er the mutual understanding be tween us. Who knows, history may yet re cord that we won the peace and kept more friends with Ameri can trademarked products than we did with all the billions and billions of dollars we have poured into wars and efforts at world rehabilitation. his eminent nerch in the Soviet galaxy. ' ' Now, I don't know what kind of hogwash you may have read about the Russian's ulterior politi. cal motives in making this move, bue I can set you straight right now. The Russians disapprove of Stal in because Stalin wasnt a nice man. That's the whole explanation and if anyone tries to tell you anything different send them to me. I uncrated and assembled a new Iron Maiden just last week, and I'm anxious to try it out. On the national scene, I'll bet you've all been worried about the Jess Jesting possibility of another civil war. Well, don't. I put a man on this problem, and he learned that all you have to do if you don't want to fight in a civil war is buy a substitute to send in your place. In this case, I suggest that you all write to your congressman and tell him that you and your sub stitute will back desegregation all the way . However, these problems pale before the situation in the Middle East. Boy, tension is really in creasing over there. They even kicked out the Glubb Pasha, as nice an old man as I've ever met. This was the last straw for em, and I've come up with a devilishly clever plan for clearing up the situation. You see, I happen to know that the entire Middle East is under mined by old mining tunnels. If I can get a few volunteers to join me, I'll go over there, and by placing dynamite charges in stra tegic positions, collapse the whole territory. Once this is done, we can roll up our sleeves, and with the appli cation of a little good old-fashioned elbow grease, turn the place into a palatial winter resort for retired Nebraska farmers. (Atkr 9f -Baroe Soy With Chfk," e.J ADVENTURES IN SOCIAL SCIENCE: NO. 3 Today," ranging" again into the fascinating world of social science, let us take up the subject of anthropology the study of man and his origins. The origin of man was indeed a vexing question until th Frenchman, Jean-Louis Sigafoos, discovered the skull and shin bone of Pithecanthropus Erectus in Java in 1891. (What Siga foos was doing in Java is, incidentally, quite an odd little story. Sigafoos was a Parisian born and bred. By day one could always find him at a boulevard cafe, sipping Biere de Racine and ogling the girls ; each night he went to a fashionable casino where ha gambled heavily at roulette and jacks; in between times ha worked on his stamp collection. .tye &ufy ofttixi hit Omits. . . (Well sir, one summer Sigafoos lost his entire fortune gam bling at the casino, and he was seriously contemplating suicide when & ray of hope appeared in an unexpected quarter. It seems that Sigafoos, through the international stamp collectors jour nal, had long been in correspondence with a girl in Java, a mission-educated savage named Lotus Petal McGinnis, herself an enthusiastic stamp collector. The nature of their correspond ence, though friendly, had been entirely philatelic. Now, sud denly, a new kind of letter came from Lotus Petal She declared that although she had never laid eyes on Sigafoos, she loved him and wanted to marry him. She said she was eighteen years old, beautiful, and her father, the richest man in his tribe, would give half his fortune to the husband of her choice. Sigafoos, in his reduced circumstances, had no alternative; he sold his last few belongings and booked passage for Java. (The first sight of his prospective bride failed to delight -.afoos. She was, as she said, beautiful - but only by local standards. Sigafoos had serious doubts that her bright red pointed teeth and the chicken bones hanging from her ear lobes would be considered chic along the Champs Elysees (But sobering as was the sight of Lotus PetaL Sigafoos had an even greater disappointment coming when he met her father. The old gentleman was, as Lotus Petal had represented, the richest man in his tribe, but, unfortunately, the medium of ex change in his tribe was prune pits. (Sigafoos took one look at the mound of prune pit which was his dowry, gnashed his teeth, and stomped off into the jungle, swearing vilely and kicking at sticks and stones and whatever else lay in his path. Stomping thus, swearing thus, kicking thus, Sigafoos kicked over a heap of old bones which -what do you know! -turned out to be the skull and shin of Pithecanthropus Erectus.) But I digress... From the brutish Pithecanthropus, man evolved slowly upward, growing more intelligent and Source? w, y e,,M,dd3e 4eolitbic period man had invented the leash, which was remarkable technical achievement, but LKK U8ful untu MeBolithic In the Neolithic period came far and away the most important cuTrrWhvffv161017- f mankiDd " the tvw!" 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