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The Daily Nebraskan
Mondoy, February 25, 1957
The University is a big business. .
Students give either $180 or $360 per year
to get an education; those students who own
property or pay parking fines or taxes in any
other form support the ever increasing multi
million dollar budget of the University.
But students who realize that they pay for
what they get and get what they pay for
want results in one area.
The administration has made promises all
year about doing . something to alleviate the
critical parking situation.
Chancellor Harding promised in his State
of the University message that a group would
look into the possible solutions to the park
ing situation and action would be taken as soon
That was in the early part of the first sem
ester. Now well Into the second semester, nothing
has been done to ease the bone of contention
of every student who drives a car.
We can't park in promises.
We can't be expected to walk the mile to
class required of just about everyone who ar
rives on the campus after eight thirty in the
morning Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.
The Dally Nebraskan had heretofore taken
the position that there would be some relief to
the problem before the year was out. Now It
looks as nothing will be done before the sum
Plans have been made to begin the Union
addition in the early part of .July.
That means more fuel will be heaped on the
fires of dissension building up around the park
ing situation. '
We can't afford a car park building.
We apparently can't afford to purchase lands
around the campus for parking, lots.
But we can afford to limit (he number of cars
brought onto the campus day after day, '
In line with new building projects being un
dertaken all over the country, we believe the
University should set aside parking places for
every new structure erected on this campus.
Since the University is a big business and
must rely on the experts for advice in almost
every field whether it be research, the sciences,
the arts or the public relations we, as the sup
porters of the Uninversity, can honestly and
sincerely demand the advice of experts on such
a critical problem as the parking situation.
Immediate action is needed.
And if the University is to avoid trouble
sparked by student disgust with present con
ditions it must act quickly and effectively to
solve the biggest immediate need ofhe campus
the parking problem.
The Same Sad Problem
The Student "Senate at the University of Okla
homa passed two resolutions last week con
cerning the lack of funds for higher education
presented in Oklahoma Governor Gary's new
The first resolution showed the need for
money to state colleges by pointing to in
creased enrollment of 36 per ctnt over the last
three years with only a 7 per cent increase in
state funds for meeting this new influx of stu
dents. The second resolution called for all Okla
homa TJ. students to contact their legislators
urging consideration of the proposed $7 million
cut of the state regent's request for minimum
The problem in Oklahoma is the same faced
by a growing number of schools across the coun
try. State legislators and executives feel that
state-supported colleges and universities can't
be given the funds they ask for pperation. This
is the same problem faced by the University.
A number of proposals and suggestions have
been brought upy but none that will definitely
solve the problem. The University and the
state teacher's colleges need money to oper
ate, money that can only be appropriated by
the legislature. Meanwhile, instructors are be
ing wooed by higher salaries from other
schools and from private business.
A state is only as strong as its people. The
people are only as strong as its leaders and
planners. The state schools educate these lead
ers to go out and serve the state and the people.
And a school, unfortunately, needs money to
operate on a high academic and job-training
The sobering moment has come.
Grades for the first semester have reached
University students and certainly, a great deal
of consternation has followed the mailman's trip
to residences. Probably, resolutions galore were
heard all over the campus by highly sensitive
ears which can understand muttered vows. But
the old adage "actions not words" takes a tender
spot in the heaft of every young man or woman
on the campus.
We point out in another editorial on this page
that the University is a big business. The deal
ings are more than one way, however. To those
students who are no Jonger with us this second
semester we could well say "good riddance"
since those who flunk out of school choose to do
so by their indolence.
This paper believes that many who come to
school do so for other reasons than to obtain an
education. That is obvious as one stumbles
through The Cave any afternoon or "peers into
the windows of Tex's on the way down town.
If the people who come to school for other than
an education are spending their money unbe
grudges then it might seem all right to clutter
up the school. -
That is a false eonception, however.
The people of Nebraska who pay for the Uni
versity do so that the state might be benefited
by the education of University students.
Those who drag through four years with doing -just
enough work to get by on are, in effect,
cheating the tax payers and the University.
With every step toward expansion administra
tors ve into account the future needs of the
schoc d the pressing present needs. This in
cludes suing for each and every student now
on this campus. The laggards are included in
the budget. Instructors become weighted down
by lazy pupils who in turn slow down the entire
class. Time, money and patience are lost some
where in the complex.
For the better students, a good grade is an
incentive, a motive for fine work. For the work
shirkers, the poor grade is a sign to shape up
or ship out.
For the sake of the hard pressed Nebraska
taxpayers, we hope their will be less shipping
out in future semester. We commend the ad
ministration and the faculty for putting up with
inertia of the students. And by looking to our
selves we find that the ultimate decision
whether the University will be a top notch school
lies in the quality the good resolution and hard
werk of only ourselves.
GOP In Trouble
Another in a series of lead editorials culled
from America's top papers In presented for
your Monday reading. Today's editorial ap
peared in the Chicago Sunday Tribune,
Meade Alcorn, the new Republican national
chairman and Mr. Eisenhower's personal se
lection as apostle of "modern Republicanism,
came out to Chicago and had his mind venti
lated by exposure to middle western opinion on
the disastrous course of party policy. Apending
and taxes subjects which the "moderns" choose
to ignore whenever possible were dinner into
his consciousness by 18 Republican state chair
Philip C. Kuehn, Wisconsin chairman, In
formed Mr. Alcorn that he had written Sen.
Knowland, Republican minority leader, that the
people of the midlands were "shocked and dis
couraged" by the Eisenhower budget of 71.8 bilr
Hon dollars for the coming fiscal year. He rec
ommended "major surgery" and admonished the
party leadership to redeem Its promises to 1952
to cut the federal octopus down to size.
"Contributions," he said, "have dried up.
Maybe contributors can't go Democratic, but
they can stop helping the Republican party. As
far as the Wisconsin, party treasury is concerned,
we're flat broke." m
After being subjected to these criticisms, Mr. ,
Alcorn began to talk out of his expected charac
ter, even going so far as to express a vague hope
that a tax cut could be offered to the voters,
"next year." He admitted that the party had
'lest ground in the traditional heartland of the
Republican party" and submitted a defeatist
estimate of the prospects of "modern Republic
anism" la saying, "I'm not here to say we will
have complete success in 1958."
Well, if Mr. Alcorn and his principals expect
to do something about it, the time to begin is
now, not in the vague manana. Voters who, by
philosophical and rational choice, by tempera
ment, and by tradition, represent the backbone
of Republicanism are fed up with Mr. Eisen
hower's "modernism". To them it represent
complete surrender to the worst excesses of the
New and Fair Deals. Yet they are commanded
to cherish doctrines that they abhor and to em
brace them as their own.
There is no hope for the citizen and taxpayer
in the Eisenhower vista, and there is less for
the Republican party. The middle western view
of Republican policy as currently shaped is, by
and large, shared by citizens all over the
country. The Republican party is not validating
its pledges and it is not doing what was ex
pected of it. It was pledged to cut spending and
taxes, and it has done neither.
Republicans in both the executive and legis
lative branches should meet their growing prob
lem of popular unrest with determination. If they
act in spirit of equivocation, their chances will
finally be lost.
They should begin by cutting something on
the order of 10 billion dollars out of Mr. Eisen
howers bloated budget. They should allocate ha V
of the savings to tax cuts for citizens in all
brackets. They should apply the remaining half,
to reduction of the monstrous national debt.
We prophesy that if these things are done, and
done at once, the Republican party will have a
future. And we prophesy with equal certainty
that, if they are not done, the Republican party
will hit the skids in the 1958 congressional elec
tions, and will be all but washed up by 1960.
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From- my strategio position In
the Coliseum on game nights I can
gaze into the puffed faces of the
brass instrumentalists of the Uni
versity band. " t
They're a fine bunch of people
who offer their time freely to the ,
school and to the apiriof Nebras
ka. But kidos go in particularly to
the bass players who have to port
their almost importable plumbing
back and forth between home and
gym every time there's a game.
They could have been piccolo
They could have taken up the
But, no, those stalwart Cornhusk
ers brave the winds and the stars
every night the Bushmen scamp
er around the Coliseum floor carry
ing their coiled instruments. They
stay til the bitter end.
Last Monday night a good num
ber of Huskers didn't stay until
the game was over. You can't real
ly blame them, for they knew the
team didn't have a chance, having
gotten nearly thirty points behind.
I suppose those who pay what
ever it costs to get into a game
have every right to get out when
they see fit. I've walked out on
movies or plays or football slaugh
ters. It must be discouraging to the
unclad heroes out on the floor,
jthough, who see their friends and
classmates walking out before the
Just another example of where
the spirit of Cornhuskerland is lag
ging behind the high standards we
all dream of.
I noticed a number of com
plaints on a batch of freshman
Wl 1 " 1 .1 1 L i.1 " 1
.ngu&n uiemcs auoui me pain
ing situation on the campus. I
note with interest the concern the
underclassmen show for this prob
lem since they are the ones who
will be affected for the longest
period of time by increasingly dif
ficult problems like the parking
No one has an immediate ans
wer to the situation. Administra
tors feel that he problem is pres
sing. Some of these students had rath
er novel solutions to the problem.
One suggested that the city be
divided into sections and each per
son owning a car in that sec
tion be given a sticker to park on
a particular day. Then, he said,
the students could develop car
pools for transportation to the
He added that perhaps his solu
tion would create further under
standing between students who did
not previously know one another.
But immediately the Lincoln City
Lines would shout boycott." And
we've heard from other quarters
what a shocking situation such a
boycott would be.
Other gripes in the papers In
cluded the setup of the Reserve
Officers Training Corps (which
was a close second to the parking
gripes), the grading system of the
campus, the hours which must be
kept by women students and the
A recent news story in a weekly
magazine on Leonard Bernstein
described the brilliant composer
conductor as having "hutzpa," an
expressive Jewish word which
means cheek, nerve, monumental
To illustrate just how expressive
and effective the word is, a
reader of the magazine wrote in
offering the classical Jewish defini
tion of "hutzpa:"
A defendant, who after murder
ing his parents, pleads mercy from
the court on the grounds that he
is an orphan.
Another bit of humor in the news
was published by Editor Si Pub
lisher: Short takes, a series of
boners-in-the-press, notes that the
Madison, Wis., Capital Times
printed, "Snow tonight and Wed
nesday, possibly mixed with sleep
And a story on the arts in E&P
was even the subject of an hysteri
cal typo. It said:
"Always our aim is to encourage
the. rats in this community never
to tear them down."
IS Mice Stolen
Twenty-three disease Infected
white mice were stolen from an
Iowa State College genetics lab
oratory Tuesday, reports the
Iowa State Daily.
The mice arev survivors of a
dysentery type disease known as
Salmonella Typhimumm, which
could be transmitted to human's,
the head of the department of
Genetics announced. The ' mice
could also be very harmful to
So far no clues to where the
mice are nave been uncovered,
the Iowa State campus police
way in which the University's
group reaudrements have been laid
I'm sure some of the charges
listed by the students would be
worth looking into from the stand
point of the administration. After
all, no practical man who is of
fered constructive criticism refus
Chancellor Hardin has said in
the past that he is s more than
willing to speak with students
about problems on the campus.
It's a shame that students let their
wounds fester and don't take ad
vantage f of the hospitality of Dr.
They would find him s most re
ceptive listening post and might
be surprised to see that they, as
students, have the complete . re
spect of the boss man.
Mark Clark's lettertip, which ap
peared in last Friday's Rag, con
tained two valuable suggestions for
improved independent, fraternity
co-operation. His two proposals
concerning RAM and ACURH dem
onstrated true interest in the camp
us community. Although the pos
sibility of Clark's suggestions gain
ing any sincere support is very
'thin, a growing number of students
is beginning to recognize the need
J'or better relations within their own
organizations and between others.
I wonder, on the other hand, how
many students have an actual un
derstanding of RAM and ACURH.
RAM, for example, does not rep
resent REVENGED ARMED MA
JORITY or a mysterious group
which holds gripe sessions in the
basement -ef Selleck Quad. The
Resident Association for Men rep
resents the core of Independent
To The Editor:
In' your article on Miss Lincoln
semi-finalists on Wednesday you
named Miss Catherine Schonborg
as not being a University student
Whether you were misinformed
or not I do not know, but I believe
you should do something to cor
rect the error.
Many of her friends would be
indebted to you if you would make
James H. Johnson
Ed.'s note: Her name is Kath
ryn Gayle Schouborg and she is
a freshman voice major in Teach
er's College. The Lincoln Junior
Chamber of Commerce supplied
the Daily Nebraska with the er
To The Editor:
Mrs. Daniel Bernd, Graduate Stu
dent, English Department has
done a far better job of miscon
struing the intent of the recently
compiled faculty book list than
did the committee responsible for
its publication. His basic objection.,
namely, that the books found to be
influential by a series of profes
sors were erroneously listed as
having been recommended for gen
eral reading, is justifiable. Doubt
less the professors involved had
no intention of recommending that
all students read these books to
gain a similarly rewarding experi
ence. This clarification, however,
did nor suffice.
Having stated the premise that
'influential" in no way infers
"recommended" Bemd proceeds
to treat the list as one recom
mended for University students.
This gives him an opportunity to
scoff at the possible influence of
an anatomy text, The Robe, etc.
Who but the professor listing the
book could know of its personal
influence? Furthermore, how can
literary taste or knowledge be con
demned on the basis of a poll of
this type? (Percentage wise, the
best represented department in
the poll was "the English Depart
ment.) Mr, Brend has every right to
condemn the "strange melange of
literature and trips," "the third
rate slush garnered from incom
petent sources,," as being uninflu
ential to him, but this overflow
of personal sentiment is not parti
cularly noteworthy. The issue, if
any, is the intent of the poll, not
the literary discrimination of the
participants or the most compe
tent source of a "list of good fic
tion." . ,
Youth Hostels Offer
By ED ALLISON
This is the first in a series
of vacation ideas for students
struck with an early rash of
spring fever. Each Monday the
Daily Nebraskan will present a
new article on a different or
exciting vacation spot or suggestion.
College students, with their
usual enthusiasm for the future,
are probably ( already looking to
the summer months and the great
times they will have.
i The middle of February is a
fine time to start looking toward
the warm and wonderful months
of sunshine, relaxation and boom
ing oil wells.
For those students who will seek
and filS good jobs this sum
ber the thought of a real "vacation"
is probably not too important. But
for those work horses who find
that the summer schedule involves
collecting a mint plus enjoying a
vacation a penny-pinching plan
for a trip is available.
Now figure conscious girls will
agree on the importance of a va
cation full of exercise the en
joyable kind in addition to hours
of interesting explorations and
The - American Youth Hostels
have all the elements of a good
vacation to offer, students.
The big selling point of a Hog
tels' vacation is that everyone
goes out for fun on a .cooperative
basis there's the element of the
The purpose of the American
"Youth Hostels is to help all, es
pecially, young people, to a greater
understanding of the world and
its people, primarily through out-of-doors
educational and recrea
Youth hostels provide simple ac
commodations in scenic'and cul
On European trips, hostelers can
travel via Volkswagen or by bike.
Here in the good old U.S. Hos
teler cover an average of 30
miles per day, using trains for
long distances. On some trips de
signated as "pioneer Trips" the
rustics get an opportunity to camp
out or use other accomnfbdations.
AYH officials have developed
eight big trips for exploring the
Americas this coming summer.
The first trip which takes a
Thoreau's eye view of New Eng-.
land, runs -the cygler down the
sleepy Connecticut River Valley,
through Massachusetts'- quiet tree
shaded lanes into old Boston and
lasts four weeks. Costs for the
trips, according to , the non-profit
organization, are very reasonable.
One of the trips which would be
practical for students from the
University is the Canadian Rockies
tour. -Hostelers call it "Fifty
Switzerlands in one." Optional on
the trip is a four-day horseback
jaunt into high country for hunting
Other trips in this country lead
Hostelers through the Western Na
tional Parks, Mexico, Nova Scotia
and Quebec and the Southern High
lands. The practical experience of work
ing with a group and sharing won
derful times seems to sell the AYH
Steven Sales of Louisville, Ky.,
who made a AYH trip last sum
mer, said, "Good isn't the word
for it it far surpassed all my
A Jefferson, la., student, James
Figenshaw, said that his Euro
pean trip "was the best thing that
ever happened to me. I had a lot
of fun, acauired a lot of knowledge,
the incentive to lean more, and
also believe I picked up a little
AYH headquarters is located at
14 West 8th Street in New York
The executive officers face the
challenge of preparing a working
activities, intramural, social and
scholastic program for over nine
Quad residents, for the first time,
became quite familiar last semes
ter with the financial complexities
of operating such an organization
and RAM I-D card became a word
which created a real need for the
residents of the Quad to under
stand their government. This was
quite unusual since executive offi
cers and council members seldom
receive recognition or even criti
cism. ACURH, Association of College
and University Resident Halls,
which will meet this year at Ne
braska is one of the charter mem
bers. The convention will bring
outstanding campus leaders from
I Arkansas to Colorado.
It enables students to discuss
such common problems as: gaining
interest in activities, solving the
food problem, improving relations
between different racial groups,
and acquiring dues from residents.
The delegates at the convention
attempt to find workable solutions
to such problems; it will also ex
plain such things as date bureaus,
work programs, and student gov
ernment at their respective schools.
RAM and ACURH are organiza
tions which span from a single
building to colleges and universi
ties throughout the country, but
the efforts of their members still
must acquire University recogni
tion and support.
It was interesting to watch the
Dunninger performance, despite his
refusal to accept a challenge which
had required many hours of prep
aration and thought. It is quite
understandable, however, that as
the world's foremost telepathist ht
must guard his peace of mind and
performance from impromptu in
terruptions. Dunninger states that after the
performance ninety per cent of
the audience is convinced of his
I wonder what per cent, however,
would agree on his humility ana
courtesy. Of course there was spe
cial consideration and mental res
ervation for the higher paying tick
et holders seated on the main floor.
I suppose this was because there
were no noble thoughts among
the students seated on the bleach
ers. For you remaining skeptics of
"genius," "God-given abilities,
and "natural powers" "consult the
local telephone directory, page 75,
and see the difficulty of choosing
at random the name Johnson.
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