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The Daily Nebraskan
Tuesday, March 5, 1957 j
From The Editor's Desk:
A momentous milestone in student-administration
relations was passed yesterday by the
decision of the Student Affairs Committee to
open its hearings to the press.
Previous to t h i s decision, students rarely
knew what went on in this powerful administra
tive committee. Hearings were held, students
and faculty gave evidence and opinion, and deci
sions were arrived at by the committee with '
little or no word other than rumor or hearsay
ever reaching the public.
Now, new doors have been opened at the
University. 'Meetings of the Committee where
st"ent organizations present petitions or pleas
will be covered by the student press. Of course,
the Committee will go into closed executive ses
sion for discussion and opinion within the group.
The Daily Nebraskan is proud of this ruling
of. the Committee. It shows that the concepts
of democratic process and freedom of speech and
of the press that are taught at the University
do exist in fact.
The right of the student to know what is going
on and how his affairs are being administrated
is now more than a matter of principle it is
a matter of policy. The Daily Nebraskan re
spects this right, as it respects its right as a
newspaper to bring this news to the campus.
The growth of the fraternity system is de
pendent on activating each spring those pledges
who have made their averages. The fraternity
system is now facing the situation of large
pledge classes, with small members of pledges
who make their averages. Less than 70 of
the pledges in the fraternity system made their
averages in the past term.
This situation brings about the question of
what can be done to raise the percentage of
pledges making their averages and thus being
activated. Many solutions seem feasible. One
method of raising fraternity standards that
has been suggested in the past but never quite
getting enough support, is that of limiting the
number of men in a fraternity can pledge in a
semester. By limiting the number of pledges it
.would automatically increase the quality of the
It is definitely proven that the fraternities
pledging small numbers of men have a better
percentage who make their average than do
those fraternities which pledge large numbers
of men. Of those fraternities on campus having
'less than a dozen pledges the group average of
pledges who make their averages is nearly 10
higher than is that group which pledges larger
Two criticisms of this system have been ad
vanced: (1) it would supposedly limit the
growth of the fraternity, and (2) it would de
crease the number of men living in the house
to the extent that the fraternity could not meet
its house budget. These two factors, though
seeming to hinder the plan, would actually be
to the fraternity's advantage. The number of
actives in the house should grow under such a
plan, as the quality of the pledges and actives
would encourage the pledges to do better work
and "more pledges percentage-wise would make
their averages, and this number would grow
to exceed even the number under a system of
liberal pledging. Also as the standards are
raised, more men would be interested in belong
ing to the fraternity system, which now loses
lupport because of scholastic standing.
Another plan is to compel the fraternity to
maintain a certain average each semester,
and raising the scholarship by increasing the
study hours of both pledges and actives. No
Incentive will be given to pledges by actives
in a fraternity which does not encourage the
actives to keep up high averages, and enforce
study hours for those actives with low averages
and those who receive down hours.
It is up to the actives in the fraternity to set
an example for the young brothers. The pledges
won't be too enthusiastic about studying when
their brothers are out living it up, instead of
studying as they (pledges) are expected to.
The federal government at least the legisla
tive branch is searching for ways to cut ,the
budget of the military departments. Perhaps
they could take a look at the way the University
budget was worked out.
The University had to make the budget fit
into the total amount the state would be able
to collect for the biennium. There is no expan
sion of the University budget just because it is
The federal government is so sure that it
can milk the taxes from the people that waste
is tolerated. It shouldn't be.. People should begin
to be selective about what 'they are asking of
The selection should really start on the state
level and the people should recognize the need
for higher education. And now that Mr. Gallup
has found out that people- are willing to pay four
ment might take notice of the waste in the mili
cents for a stamp, perhaps the federal govern
tary departments of their privilege to send free
It might all add up to the fact that taxes
are high and the people should start to put
their good sense to work and demand savings
in government and allocation of funds to their
The Spirit Is Willing
Iowa State ran rampant last week with sup
port for the Cyclone basketball team. The whole
tone of the week-long peppiness was "win or
lose, we're with you."
The results of the game aren't as interesting
to the non-sports minded student as the affect of
the spirit behind the team.
And the moral? Cornhuskers could take a les
son from the neighbors to the east. Whereas we
fill the Daily Nebraskan with team support ads
throughout the football season and cry for the
Huskers who drop a football game, the Coliseum
never seems to fill up unless Wilt the Stilt or
a reasonable facsimile appears on the court.
It might be the wrong thing to do to tell the
Huskers that the entire University is behind
them. Perhaps students don't have the interest
or the money to follow every home game of the
team. But it need not be this way.
Our University radio station keeps a tab on
the basketball team; Tassels and Cobs filter into
the stands in the middle of the Coliseum every
home game night and the band plays as loud and
as peppily as it can.
The spirit to support the Cornhuskers is pres
ent, we are convinced. The will to get out and
see what's going on is another story.
This week the basketball, team plays its last
two home games of the season on Wednesday and
Saturday night. It might be a little romantic
to dream of fans piling by the droves into the
bleachers to watch the last two games.
Then again, it might be just what the school
needs to let the outside world know that the
flesh which braves the cold night air is just as
strong as the spirit which would like to get out
and cheer the voice hoarse for the team.
It's always a pleasure to talk about the spirit
which is so vital for the school. The topic never
gets dull and the results are usually rewarding.
We hope the similar effect can be produced by
these suggestions. After all, the team deserves
the support of every student in the University
win or lose.
In Glass Howes
This is another la the series of leading
editorials gleaned from America's great
newspapers. Today's views come from the
Chicago Sunday Tribune.
The United States will now be doing business
with a new Japanese premier, Nobusuke Kishi,
whom this country and its allies in victory over
Japan condemned only eight and one-half years
ago as a "war criminal." Mr. Kishi spent three
years and three months in Sugamo prison in
Tokyo, his offense having been to serve as the
minister of commerce in the war cabinet of
Premier Gen. Tojo, who himself was hanged by
the victors in testimony to their own high moral
ity and motives.
From the rather extended consideration given
in this newspaper from time to time to the
events leading up to Pearl Harbor, our readers
may judge that we think it is judicious to pretend
that Japanese statesmen alone were responsible
for bringing on war with the United States.
President Roosevelt and his cabinet associates
and high military advisers were as zealous in
promoting that outcome as the most unrestrained
As to the legality and ethics of a procedure
which translated the methods of the lynch court
into a sanctimonious exercise in "international
law and morality," our view is equally dim. The
dissenting opinion of Judge Radhabinode Pal,
representing India on the international war
crimes tribunal for the far east, put the matter
"The so-called trial held according to the
definition of crime now given by the victors
obliterates the centuries of civilization which
stretch between us and the summary slaying of
the defeated in a war. A trial with law thus
prescribed (by the victors, after the event) will
only be a sham employment of legal process for
the satisfaction of a thirst for revenge. It does
not correspond to any idea of justice (and) may
justly create the feeling that it is much more of
a political than a legal affair . . .
"To say that ,the victor can define a crime at
his will .. . and then punish . . . would be to
revert back to those days when he was allowed
to devastate the occupied country . . , appropri
ate all public and private property therein, and
kill the inhabitants or take them away into cap
tivity . .
Premier Kishi is described as a political con
servative, pro-westera in policy, and friendly to
the United States. In these particulars, he is
much like the late Japanese foreign minister,
Mamoru Shigemitsu, also condemned as a war
criminal. If these men happened to be well dis
posed toward the United States, it certainly was
not because we treated them fairly or justly.
And if, in time, Japan should turn against us,
the reasons will not "be hard to find.
The Daily Nebraskan
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The current crop of American
college students are often labeled
as the most conservative student
generation in the history of man.
This is the result, so we are told,
of the theory of mass education
which prevails in the United
States. We are told that almost
anyone who wants to and who
has the minimum requirement of
of mental aptitude may attend col
lege. Three-fourths of the college stu
dents who graduate each spring
are something less than erudite.
The great majority of the students
expecially those of large state
universities such a- ours have
read less than two books during
Perambulation the sure cure
for today's ailments. I mean good'
old fashioned walking. It always
gives me a boost to get to a city
that has a springy park right in
its heart. Chicago home of mod
ern living is such a place. And
I suppose a big city like that
needs a place where droves of
speedy people can just plunk down
fo; fifteen minutes of relaxation.
I was wandering around Omaha
Sunday looking for a city park.
Couldn't find one downtown but I
met an interesting man from Kan
sas City who said he was looking
for a job. I don't suppose he felt
that I could help him out, but he
must have known I was a sucker
for giving handouts.
What I'm getting at is that it's
one or the other . . . walking or
sitting in a park. And when one or
the other comes your way you can
be sure to find an interesting time
or at least some interesting peo
ple. So the first place I go when I'm
anywhere is the heart of the town
and start searching for the green
(or at this time of the year the
tan) grass of a park.
We were in Minneapolis for a
debate trip this past week.
Plumb in the center of the city's
Hell Hole there's a nice flatiron
shaped park. I sat there after
trudging on foot from the hotel-r
looking at the interesting faces as
they passed by. After a few minutes
in a big city's main park I get the
their undergraduate days which
were not required reading.
Students' in the so called "trade"
colleges have little or not back
ground in principles of Ameri
can government, traditions of
Western culture, the evolution of
the American nation, primary eco
nomic principles, or the religious
background which has formed the
thinking of our society.
The leadership of the next gene
who accept social inequality if it
means greater personal security.
The politicians of the next age
are being bred in a society which
is keyed to the interest of the eco
impression that I'm in another
A writer friend of mine who
hails from Tecumseh told me that
most University students live in a
world of their own and never get
a chance to see what the world is
like.- He suggested that the seniors
walk out from the DB&G toward
the metropolitan shopping grounds
of Lincoln to see what people are
like and get a taste of women's
Now that spring is upcoming
there will be more and more stu
dents heading for the open road
at least for the open view from
The Pillars. May I be so bold as
to suggest that you walk instead of
drive over to that part of the cam
pus. You might get a glimpse of
some dreamer down from the
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renamed for a city known as the "oil capital of the world."
. aub Founded in 1794 and chartered by the legislature
of the territory South of the Ohio River, this university
acquired its preoent name in 1879. Its original name was
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John Kennedy would have no
little' difficulty in finding sources
for his "Profiles in Courage" in
members of the current Congress.
A Supreme Court Justice recent
ly said, in effect, that if the Bill
of Rights were placed before the
people of the United. States in a
general referendum it would find
little popular support.
Examining the records of Ko
rean prisoners of war, we discov
er that only one in 23 officers
showed even the slightest will to
resist their captors or" to assume
their command responsibility.
In the thinking of the nation
which accepts the religion of Nor
man Vincent Peale and rejects
the religion of the Cross and its
burdens, the nation- swallows with
hardly a second thought the state
ment of that noted theologian Jane
Russell, that "God is a living doll."
I shall not be the first Daily Ne
braskan columnist to advocate a
return to a study of the liberal
arts, a study of man, a study of
history, a study of religion, a study
of philosophy and a study of what
one person can do to divert tk
footsteps of the race.
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certain ... so I conclude with mal
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