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    The Daily Nebraskan
Tuesday, March 19, 1957
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Daily Nebraskan Editorials:
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Apparently, any decision on students voting
In faculty committees will have to wait for an
undetermined length of time. The Student Coun
cil's resolution asking that the Faculty Senate
consider the matter is snug in the hands of the
Committee on Committees.
The Committee is waiting for the Council to
"formulate a suitable procedure for nomina
tions" of student representatives on faculty com
mittee. A letter to the Council stated "that there
was some sentiment among the members of the
committee that students serving as voting mem
bers of the Senate committees should represent
the entire student body."
Thu appears to b a request by the commit
tee that the Council come up with a method
whereby student representatives are elected by
some form of campus-wide elections. At the
present time these student representatives are
named by the Council, acting as a representa
tive body for the students.
The Daily Nebraskan has actively supported
the student vote. Interviews with faculty mem
bers serving on committees with students indi
cate general faculty support of students vot
ing. They have indicated they believe students
are helpful and necessary members of the com
mittees, both through their contributions to dis
cussion and their right to vote.
It can be understood how procedural and
administrative technicalities might postpone vot
ing on the Council resolution. But too much
bandying about might tend to cause interested
persons to lose interest and perspective in the
Where the student vote would be most im
portant this semester is on the Board of Stu
dent Publications. Later in the spring this
Board will select the paid staffs of the Corn
husker and the Daily Nebraskan. There is also
the contract to be let for publishing the 1958
Cornhusker and other important details involving
both publications.
If it is at all possible the Daily Nebraskan
would like to see some temporary arrangement
made whereby student members of the Board
of Publication would be allowed to vote on the
staffs of the student publications.
Thus, if action by the Senate on the Council's
resolution was postponed as la.- as next fall,
the student vote would still have been exer
cised in this very important manner.
There is an old axiom: "They also serve who
only stand and wait." But in this case standing
and waiting is all we have done, and Jhat doesn't
do anyone any good.
Parking Responsibility
A letter received by the Daily Nebraskan not
too long ago stated that students themselves
were responsible for the parking situation on
the campus.
Dave Keene, chairman of the Student Coun
cil parking board, wrote the letter admonish
ing the student paper for chiding the commit
tee's slow action. Keene reminded us that the
University has no obligation to provide parking
facilities for the people who desire to drive
their cars here.
Later Keene stated, "We feel that students
are making themselves mad by driving to
school. Certainly, parking the car near the
classroom is a convenience but it ign't a neces
sity and one can definitely get an education
without a car."
And he was right. What lingered in this office
after Keene had left were his words about stu
dents making the situation harder on them
selves. We made a brief check to discover whether
what he had said had practical significance.
In the Union and Selleck Quad parking lots on
udaet Ills
There's no question about it education is
costing more and more every day. The four
normal schools in Nebraska have raised tuition
fees, the University is considering raising tui
tion and the Unicameral has been offered a
bill to double the tuition of the University.
As we were not alone in the problem of
budget difficulties, we are not alone in the
problem of rising costs.
A trend toward upping tuition all over the
'country has begun and probably won't halt
until facilities for colleges and universities have
met the level they must for adequate (at least)
The easiest answer, of course, is to raise
tuition or to raise the price of campus housing-
The Iowa State Board of Regents has asked
the Department of Residence at Iowa State
to add $10 per quarter to the room and board
rates to meet the increasing costs of operations.
At Boston College, a private school, a raise
of ?100 in tuition will go into effect starting with
the 1957-58 school year. With this latest raise,
tuition will have gone up 40 per cent since 1955.
In addition dormitory and boarding rates will
jump another $40.
Well, if we have to pay an additional sum for
tuition at our University, there might be some
relief in sight for some of us. A bill before the
U.S. Senate authorizes the granting of 50,000
scholarships for higher education to eligible
high school graduates each year. The bill also
authorizes allocation to the state of amounts
equal to $500 for each scholarship to be awarded
in that state. ?
Senator Wayne Morse, introducer of the bill,
said, "I feel that it is imperative that we elim
inate some of the shocking waste which results
from the fact that 100,000 highly qualified Amer
ican boys and girls who finish high school each
Monday morning one of our staff members
discovered six cars parked in two stall each,
thus omitting six more cars from these conven
ient spots.
We have come to realize along with every
other rational animal around here that the
parking situation .can't be solved overnight- The
first step in the right direction is the obtaining
of the cooperation of the student body.
Perhaps the parking board could make the
penalty for parking in such a manner as to
obstruct two stalls or - in any other way to
hamper the situation more stringent.
Once in a while a student parks his car where
he knows he shouldn't on a red line, in a
loading zone, etc. and does not necessarily
obstruct the free flow of traffic. This is an
offense and as such should be penalized.
But the enemy of the people who makes mat
ters worse should get the axe, as it were, from
the people.
The reaction of the student body to such a
suggestion, we hope, won't be a literate inter
pretation of our words. But from here on in,
let's expect action, not words.
year are unable to go to college because of
finances and another 100,000 drop from college!"
Any answer to the problem of increased costs
for the universities and for the student is a
welcome sight these days- We certainly sense
the pressing need for more funds for educa
tion . . .
The question which might arise, however, is
"should the people of the United States (or any
one of the states) be made to pay for the
education of young people?"
Yes. Of course they should. Despite any waste
in government funds; despite talk of lowering
taxes; despite pressing needs in other fields
of public service, the schools are the most im
portant asset the nation or the state has.
And it's up to the citizens of the state to
shoulder the burden for education of they wish
to alleviate the pressing shortages of teachers,
scientists, managers and other trained person
nel so direly needed in our nation today.
We've heard the present generation called
the "Brainwashed Generation." It may be true;
but only because today's youth hasn't been given
real leaders. When the free world lost Ramon
Magsaysay it lost one of those elements of light
and strength which might have rekindled the
spirit of action in modern youth.
Mr. Magsaysay won the confidence of the
West and the respect of his people with his
swift but just action. Communists feared the
president of the Philippines and because of his
understanding of revolutionaries and the masses
he was able to rule his land well.
No question exists that we will miss the
friendship and help of that brave man, but in
the spirit of youth he generated we must accept
the challenge to fight for truth.
ies And Politics
In line with the continuing scandal within
the Teamsters Union, the Chicago Daily New
has published this sidelight concerning a case
before the Supreme Court.
A labor Union which spends members' dues
to elect political candidates for federal1 offices
subjects itself to trial for violation of the Cor
rupt Practices Act- That is the meaning of the
U.S Supreme Court decision overruling a
Detroit district judge who had dismissed such
a case against the United Auto Workers.
The 6-3 decision was notable for the dissent
ing opinion written by Justice Douglas, who said:
"Until today, political speech, has never been
considered a crime." This was demagoguery
of the rankest sort.
The "crime" was not what union spokesmen
said in behalf of Sen. McNamara when he was
the Democratic candidate. It wa3 the fact that
the TV broadcasts were paid for out of the
union treasury that brought the government
The Corrupt Practices Act was amended in
1947 to include unions along with the corpora
tions in the prohibition against political contri
butions. The idea was that union members
should be protected as stockholders are, against
having their money spent for candidates they
might not favor. '
Union members are as free as corporation
officials or anybody else to contribute to poli
tical campaigns. The ban is against using other
people's money for the purpose without their
With the unions contending for the power to
compel workers to pay dues under union shop
contracts, a scrupulous regard for the members'
right ought to preclude spending any part of
those dues for candidates they might oppose as
The Daily
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Sanford McConnell
When in the course of human
events, it becomes necessary to
defend the rights of man and
women and most particularly the
rights if those who strive to pro
tect our country and its heritage
there will always arise groups of
women with vision, with afore
thought, with charity, with courage
and without malice or dark
It makes no difference if this
group call themselves the Nieces
of Iniquity of the Mothers of Wit
nesses Who Have Invoked the Fifth
Amendment. It makes no matter,
for they have a purpose and they
are strong and vociferous in the
doing of it.
Not being satisfied with going
about doing good, they make it
their arduous task and chief mis
sion to promote the gigantic task
of going about . . .
Whenever a little "Wetback"
salutes the colors, they will see
he is kept after school for national
istic blasphemy.
Whenever doctrines of brother
hood of man, the mutual responsi
bly of nations for peace and
understanding, are taught, they
will be there to stand up and say,
"How foolish. Us first. Others last.
American way. Damn foreigners."
Whenever a battle for freedom
is fought in another continent, they
will be near at hand in this coun
try to explain that the desire for
freedom and its manifestation in
the hearts of the Hungarian free
dom fighter has no bearing on
American motherhood, founding
fathers, Flag Day programs and
essay contests.
These things are the American
way. There is no place in this
land for those who do not speak
American (although no such
language exists . . I usually speak
There is only one important
revolution and of course that
revolution was peculiarly Ameri
can, in fact, it was called just that,
and the American Revolution, and
good Americans are sons and
daughters of that revolution.
The Revolution that followed in
France and the incident which took
place in Russia about 40 years ago
have had little or no effect on the
lives of the people of the United
However, if .1 remember -my
history, the cry of "Liberty. Fra
ternity. Equality." had more just
ification than "No taxation with
out representation."
It is good to know that the bare
foot child of American descent will
be protected from spies, niggers,
japs, and internationalism.
It makes one humble . . .
At a recent Philosophy lecture,
our class was asked to name the
location of the University. At first,
this seemed like a easy question
to answer. One could point our
numerous buildings, visit scores '
of classrooms, or observe count
less students and faculty members;
but where, among any of these,
could you actually point to the
University? .
After considering this problem,
I began o wonder about another
one which involved identification.
During the past two weeks, the
discussion of student evaluation
of faculty members has been quite
interesting. I haven't as yet met
the students whose evaluations are
considered so important, or the
professors, who are to be eva
luated. It is easy enough to identify cer
tain individuals; but when their
scope is increased to the broad
classes of students and professors,
difficulties arise; and the discuss
ion loses a great deal of its im
portance. After the results of a opinion
It's Heal ly
Quite A Mess
Ron Warholoski
To the Editor:
Committees, s u b - c ommittees,
committees on committees, inves
tigation boards to look into the
committee action taken by a sub
committee of a main committee..
Does it sound confusing? It does
to me and I suppose to a lot of
other people who look at all the
scallywagging going on around
Maybe if we didn't have so many
committees who seem to be watch
ing the watchers, we could get
some definite action. When the
students were polled and said they
preferred the elongated exam pe
riod to the shortened one, that
should have been good enough for
any legislator. But no; once again
with an eye toward confusion the
Faculty Senate committee on cal
endar (or something) has stretched
out its arm to tangle up proceed
ings. Oh, for the benevolent dictator
ship in which philosophers are
chancellors and chancellors are
Yet there will always be some
people who feel they have to get
their two cents worth in on any
issue. Anymore we can be pretty
sure that wherever "Two or more
gathered together" they're
forming another of the campuses
innumerable committees . . .
Recently, some figures came
out that reveal that Asia has be
come, far and away, the principle
field for U.S. overseas aid.
To put it another way, let's say
that there has been a shift in
economic emphasis from NATO
There's two big factors behind
this shift: 1) the recognition that
Western Europe has finally re
covered; and 2) the realization
that the most imminent danger of
Communist penetration is in Asia.
Just how far the eoonomic em
phasis has shifted can be found
by looking over some of the State
Department reports.
Over 70 of all U.S. economic
and technical aid went to Asia
last year. Western Europe's por
tion was a meager 8 and that
went to Greece and Turkey.
The result of this lavish spend
ing is supposed to be the contain
ment of Communism in this part
of the world.
But, Uncle Sam, like anyone lav
ishing money around, may find
that he is incurring more ill will
among those he disappoints than
friendship among those he favors.
Note. Three countries, Korea,
Formosa and South Viet Nam got
78 of all the U.S. aid to Asia.
India, larger in population, area
and influence than all three coun
tries combined, got only a meager
Indonesia's portion was even
It seems strange that nations
which honestly are following what
they consider their national inter
ests should be slighted in the U.S.
give-away program as were India
and Indonesia.
These nations are among the
largest and most populuous in
Asia, and outstanding "Neutralist
ists" in the cold war.
The U.S. aid is designed to help
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a nation get on its feet economi
cally. But that aid just doesn't
seem to materialize over a token
amount unless the receiving nation
decides to follow the anti-Communist
policy of Washington.
It has been suggested that the
aid to a nation is porportionate to
the danger of Communist penetra
tion to which it is exposed.
.This may be a wise policy; but
if, at the same time, you incur the
ill will of the more stable and
larger nations of the area, what
have you accomplished?
One more point should be
touched on as long as the discus
sion concerns Asia, and that is
Last week, Secretary Dulles was
quoted as saying, "In less than
three years, "SEATO" has be
come firmly established and has
made a positive contribution to
peace and stability."
This is just little too optimistic.
Seato is nothing more than a
paper pact without an armed force
of its own such as is boasted of
by NATO.
Paper pacts have proved no
toriously inadequate in the past
(Belgium was protected by such
a pact in 1914), and one should
be cautious before one puts too
much faith In their effectiveness.
Are there any solutions?
It could be that the United
States would accomplish as much
and incure less enmity if it chan
neled its economic aid through the
United Nations and allowed that
organization's facilities to divide
the aid among the needy nations.
Also, the U.S. might put a lot
more emphasis on its obligations
to SEATO and work to establish
the effectiveness of that group
such as that now possessed by the
NATO alliance.
Ag Interdenom
Ag Interdenom will hold their
regular Sunday evening at 5:30.
At the meeting pictures wll be
shown of Germany by Dick Turn
er. Ther meeting will be held at
the Student House at 35th and
poll were compiled, how would
they be used? One student may
take a course because hs is gen
uinely interested in it while the
person next to him Is there only
because he has a group require
ment to meet. Some individuals
would evaluate on personality while
others would lean towards ability.
One group would congratulate
while the other would criticize.
How many students would favor,
the Professor who "taught you
quite a bit but made you work
hard," or the professor who "was
really a good guy but never seem
to give you any new ideas in his
lectures?" Would you change your
opinion of an instructor if his
name headed the list in popularity
and you also rated him last?
Also, who beside yourself can
supply the purpose of your Un
iversity career? The instructor
can't add purpose where there is
none, or crush success when there
is desire. I haven't heard of any
method of teaching which could
be universally accepted. What has
given one man success might pro
duce failure for another.
Many years ago, a scientist,
entering the United States was
questioned by a group of reporters.
The reporters were amazed when
the scientist couldn't supply the
formulas to simple laws of physics
or math. The scientist explained
that his conception of learning
didn't include memorizing, but
given appropriate books he could
readily supply the answers. He
considered education a process
which enabled a person to better
organize and interpret. His name:
Albert Einstiein.
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