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    Wprlnesdov, Morch 21, 1956
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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
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
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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
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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
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-
Af Civilization'
Chairman of the Board
Of The Coca-Cola Export
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
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
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
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
Milksop's Fables
Dusty Little Girl
Believes In Gods
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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