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Friday, March 22, 1957
The Daily Nebraskon
Daily Nebraskan Editorials:
Progress is being made on the Interfratecnity
Council Ball, missing from the campus for two
years. A band has been contacted and frater
nity presidents have signed a resolution sup
porting University rules pertaining to social
For a number of years the Ball was the big
gest Greek event of the social season. Good
kands, for the most part, were hired, and people
came in droves, displaying fine social spirit.
These spirits became a little too high, how
ever, until they became the Ball's prime inter
est. For that reason the Office of Student
Affairs saw fit to take the privilege of holding
the affair away from the fraternity system.
Now, however, fraternity leaders have prom
ised they will be "good boys," and take care
of themselves. Special fraternity "police" will
be spotted around the hall and fraternity presi
dents, acting in the names of their respective
houses, have sworn to uphold the rules.
If these rules are followed, and they most
certainly should be, the Ball will be a success.
Fraternity men will have shown they can con
duct themselves according to the rules of the
institution they are attending as students.
It is more than a house's president, however,
who will be relied upon to keep order at the
Interiraternity Bail it will be the responsi
bility of every man there.
The "good old days," where one could do
just about as he pleased as long as no one
said anything, are gone. The University is
interested in seeing its rules followed. There
is no area within University jurisdiction where
any student can break rules without serious
consequences if caught.
If anyone thinks he can pay only cursory
attention to these rules, it would be best " to
first realize that it takes only one lawbreaker
to bring the entire structure down around the
ears of the fraternity system. And with it would
go a good deal of respect, trust and prestige
that has been given the IFC by the University
in giving back the Ball.
There is a time and place for parties of the
"good old days." As far as this University is
concerned the time and place for such affairs
does not exist anymore.
You have to realize responsibility sometime.
r some dogs Vis that rgmt?
&EEP WITH ONE J THAT'S VERY J
f HE'S OUT
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. . . Without Representation
The Nebraska Unicameral voted down an
attempt to revive LB 27 which calls for a Con
stitutional amendment to allow 18-year-olds to
Tote. Twenty-two votes were needed to overrule
committee action which killed the bill last
week. The vote was 17-17.
The bill, which was suggested in Governor
Anderson's inaugural address, was introduced
by Sen. Charles Tvrdik of Omaha who was
supported in a motion to raise the .bill by Sen.
August Wagner of Columbus. '
Now young people under twenty-one will be
heard shouting, "Taxation without Representa
tion," and the older generation will retaliate
with a firm, "Nonsense!"
But let's look at the facts, senators. Every
person under twenty-one who earns money (and
how many don't?) is taxed about ten per cent
of the total salary. That means that if, during
a year, you earn $1,200 Uncle Sam takes about
120 dollars for himself. That means, too, if you
own a car in the state of Nebraska you get
slapped with another tax depending on the value
of the automobile. That means if you are mar
ried the assessor will pay you a visit and leave
a personal property form for you to fill out.
That means that if you drive a car you pay
for your license plates as does any other Amer
ican. Whenever a young man shouts, "Taxation
without Representation," he is told to be quiet
for he will get his chance. But the possibility of
getting that chance wasn't so great for those
young men who went to war for Uncle Sam in
1950 and never got the chance.
We believe in American youth. We believe
that by paying their axes and serving their
country and assuming the obligations of adult
life, the young people have earned the right to
be first class citizens.
A delegation from Alaska recently con
fronted a House Committee and said the Alaskan
people were tired of being second-class citizens.
And why did they feel this way? Because they
are taxed and yet get no voice in -the govern
ment. While Nebraska is represented in the National
government and while state legislators pound
the benches in our capitol, we, the younger
generation, are left to foot a part of the bill
and yet have no say as to, whom that money
No let's look at the reason the move to revive
the bill came about. Government Committee
Chairman Sen. Norman Otto of Kearney said
he had complaints that the issue did not receive
a fair hearing since only four and sometimes
three of the committee members were present
during the hearing.
The committee is supposed to have seven
Baptists and Disciples of Christ
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Sunday: 5:30 p.m. exchange
meeting with the Wesley Student
Monday through Friday: 12:30
p.m., Lenten Service.
B'ntI B'rith BfUel Foundation
Friday: 8 p.m., service at South
Street Temple, 20 & South.
Friday: 8 p.m., service at Con
gregation Tifereth Israel, 32nd &
Saturday: 8 and 10:45 a.m.,
services at Congregation Tifereth
Christian Science Organization
Thursday: 7-7:30 p.m., worship
in Room 316 of the Union.
Lutheran Student House
535 No. 16.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m., LSA Re
treat in YMCA Camp in South
Sunday: 9:45 a.m., Bible study
(Ag and City campus); 10:30 a.m.,
coffee hour; 11 a.m., morning wor
ship; 5 p.m., LSA cost supper with
panel discussion "Activities vs.
Wednesday: 7 p.m., Lenten ves
pers; 7:35 p.m., choir rehearsal.
Thursday: 5 p.m., Church Coun
cil. Methodist Student House
Saturday: 5:30 a.m., Kappa Phi
and Sigma Theta Epsilon will go
to Omaha to paint the D i e t z
Avenue Memorial Church interior.
Sunday: 5 p.m., Dyn-a-mite;
5:30 p.m., Fireside forum on
"What Methodists Believe" with
a visiting group from the Cotner
Newman Catholic Center
Sunday: 8, 9, 10, 11 a.m. and 12
noon, Masses; 5 p.m., Lenten de
votions. Monday through Friday: 6:45
The Wall Street Journal reports that Dart
mouth University, planning intelligently for the
future, has come up with a faculty proposal to
the board of trustees for some major changes.
The college would be switched from a two-part
academic year to a three-part year. Each
semester, then, would be 11 weeks.
An emphasis would be placed on student "in
dependence of learning" rather than the present
system of independence of teaching.
A fourth semester in the summer might bt
From The Editor's Desk:
added. The theory is that students would be
able to graduate in three years rather than four
and full utilization would be made of the class
The most important aspect of the solution
formed at Dartmouth whether it would be
applicable elsewhere is that a schopl's admin
istrators and faculty got together to solve a
very important problem. We can look forward
to such practical planning here at the University.
A word or two
before you go . . .
The Ihterfraternity Council
by an almost two-thirds ma
jority voted Wednesday to
keep the 5.0 grade average
for Initiation. The vote was
taken after a report from an
IFC Alumni Advisor's Com
, mittee recommended a two
year trial period with a 4.5
grade average requirement.
The "most satisfying aspect
of this vote was that the fra
ternity representatives voting
Indicated they were represent
ing the will of their respective
chapters, not necessarily in
dividual opinion. The fratern
ity systetm, therefore, has
taken upon itself to uphold its
- However, scholarship re
ports for the first semester
jjhow the all-fraternity average
-a scant 0.024 points above the
If the fraternity system is
l.To maintain its scholarship
'up where it should be, the re
sponsibility lies in upper class
men who, after making the
5.0 necessary for initiation,
' sometimes tend to "slide," and
' look on scholastic achieve
' ' ment as something only for
Spring, bless it, brings more
things than sweet breezes and
fine, star-lit' nights. It also
brings the first Saturday in
May which, to a certain group,
has a certain importance.
It is a gala day, with sing
ing, dancing and royalty. It
is a day fraught with tradition
and alums that stand around
and wonder why some of those
old buildings haven't fallen
It is the day when the dust
rises on the Old Thumping
Grounds, and coeds can
scream to their hearts' con
tent. And, children, that day is
So now, with the ominous
clouds gathering on the ho
rizon and lights burning late,
it is time "to lean forward
and walk fast," as the learned
Mr. Reische once said.
Things are looking bad for
Stumphill Consolodated! Only
five men, two with three fouls
apiece, etc. The only consola
tion is that Milton Caniff
would be burned alive if he
let those kids loose.
We can only watch and wait,
our hearts heavy and our
tongues dry in our throats,
With spring, aside from pic
nics, band concerts and egg
rolling, comes graduation.
Graduation, according to Old
er Folk, is one of the Great
Moments in a young person's
life. It means one can start
treading the Great Highway
of Life. It means one can start
Supporting me? Good grief!
The last job I had was a sum
mer janitor's job in Avery
Laboratory. It was good
steady work, but it was a
long time ago.
There is a Centennial Cele
bration going on in Grand Is
land. The menfolk are all
growing beards as a tribute to
those by-gone days when the
town first appeared on the Ne
All my life I have wanted
to grow a beard. As I will be
in Grand Island in June for a
wedding (mine), it seemed
like it would be a good idea
to join in with the celebration
and cultivate my five-o'clock
shadow to combable length.'
My face radiant wtih happi
ness over my plan, I raced to
my fiancee to tell her the
Well, I guess some people
don't have the Centennial
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New, Editor,. , Ear Jone, Bob Ireland
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nnf vacation and exam period , and one two I
pairc.hed dnrtnt Aur'TSt, bJ toeit of tb tnlvemlty
f Nebrmefca onS h autnorltation of the Commit lee
Sfortnt Aftir a an eprelo of student opinion.
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urn S'adMSt r-uBilontkMi ahatli be free from editorial
en.-w iiip ma the part of the nbeommlttee or on the
part at m owmber af the faculty of the I nlverjlty, ar
tm the part of any person ootnlde thCnlvrslty. Th
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(xawBie for what thej ay, or do or earn to
er-iilcd. Fettreary c. iita.
Kntrrcd a aeroad elan matter at the pot offle a
Liocvio, Ara, suiter tbw act of August 4, 1H1S.
and 7:15 a.m., Masses.
Wednesday: 8 p.m., and Friday:
7 p.m., Lenten devotions
Tuesday: 7 and 11 a.m., Wednes
day: 7 p.m., and Thursday: 7 and
11 a.m., religion classes.
333 No. 14
Sunday: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Forum
"Is There Personal Immortality
for Me?" by The Rev. Don Stuart
of the Trinity United Church.
Monday: 7 a.m., Bible study on
the Book of Revelation.
Tuesday: 8, 9 and 11 a m., "Life
and Teachings of Jesus;" 7 p.m.,
Sigrvia Eta Chi.
Wednesday: 7 p.m., Lenten ves
pers; 7:30 p.m., non-Christian re
ligions of the world.
Thursday: 8 and 9 a.m , Re
ligion in Literature.
University Episcopal Chapel
346 No. 13
Sunday: 9 a.m., Holy Commun
ion; 11 a.m., morning prayer; 6:30
p.m., Canterbury Club with The
Rev. William Cross as guest
Monday: 7 and 10 am., Holy
Tuesday: 10 a.m., Holy Com
munion. Wednesday: 7 a.m., Holy Com
munion; 12:05 p.m., Litany.
Thursday: 10 a.m., Holy Com
munion;. 7:30 p.m., Litany and
University Lutheran Chapel
15th & Q
Sunday: 10:30 am., worship
with celebration of the Lord's Sup
per (announcement Friday after
noon); 5:30 p.m., Gamma Delta
supper followed by the topic "The
Why and Wherefore of the Order
of Our Service .'V .;, .
Wednesday: 7 p.m., Lenten medi
tations; 7:30 p.m., choir rehear
sal. Thursday: 3:30-5:30 p.m., cof
fee hours; 7 p.m., doctrine group.
the iconoclast . . .
oc s EJia gnosis
If I can take a few minutes of
your time today, I'd like to talk
to you about the new Republican
policy, commonly termed "Mod
ern Republicanism"3Until recent
ly I had no idea what exactly was
meant by this term. However, last
Monday night I became rather well
informed on this subject. At that
time I, being a staunch supporter
of the Grand Old Party myself,
attended the banquet of the Ne
braska Republicans in the ne w
Pershing Memorial Auditorium.
At this banquet honoring the 90th
anniversary of the founding of our
state on March 1, 1867, Meade Al
corn, the National GOP chairman,
addressed the group on modern
From the talk by this "conserva
tive Yankee", I gathered that the
common view taken of modern
Republicanism is one related to
large budgets and high govern
ment spending; he will tend to
force economy of government by
"keeping government close to the
people" through decentralization.
You and I agree to this. We
know that big government is not
good nor necessary. Big govern
ment costs money and in this time
of national debt and inflation it is
most important that government
l-ves within its means.
The centralization of power in
V". shington and the bureaucra
cy are bad, and Modern Republi
canism is the challenge to bring
about a change in government, to
make the government adaptable
to the modern world.
The principles of Modern Re
publicanism are not, however,
new. The national Republican
chairman recognized Abraham
Lincoln as the first Modern Re
publican. He said that this also
is the same kind of Republican
ism that Robert Taft, the Jate
Sen. Kenneth Wherry, and Presi
dent McKinley pledged their al
He said, and I concur, that this
enlightened, dynamic type of pol
icy, formed -.within the frame
work of the Republican Party, is
an alive, meaningful conservatism
which maintains a sensible, middle-of-the-road
policy and, by do
ing so is responsive to the needs
of the people.
The Connecticut .attorney
must recognize the difference be
tween , economy in government
and, as ' he termed it, "stagnant
conservatism." He said the Re
publican party "cannot be a party
to backwardism and hope to re
tain or to deserve the confidence
and support of the voters."
The Republican party is one of
inclusion, whil ethe democratic in
the national " chairman's words,
"sets class against v class, sec
tion against section, race against
race and group against group.
It is a party of five percenters, a
party of deficit financing a party
of bureaucracy and big govern
ment." 1 believe that both" Mr. Alcorn
and the "Modern Republicanism"
will go far to promote economy
in government. For I believe that
"they are best governed who are
The views expressed by Daily
Nebraskan columnists are their
own and do not necessarily re
flect the views of this paper.
Iranian New Year
The Iranian students of the Uni
versity will celebrate the National
Iranian New Year (The Now
Rouz) on Saturday, March 23, in
by Dick Bibler
Little man on campus
Wednesday I noted that Letterip
has suddenly become pyrotechnic.
Everyone has been getting nasty
letters but me, a frustrating situa
tion tp one who desires notice
above all things. But if Letterip
has given me no reason to be ire
ful, t can vent my righteous wrath
against the poetic endeavors which
have made the Campus Green a
parody of literature.
I refer in particular to the in
artistic attempts of Mr. Happily,
whose effusions promote aversion.
Out of his full heart Dave has
scrawled verse which has no form,
no wit, and probably no readers
outside of his own family The
Bard of the Quad subscribes to
that theory of literature which
says that anything goes so long
as the poet is moved by it. He
has not yet learned that lesson
which will probably cause him to
stop scribbling these rapes of the
muse. That lesson is that it is re
markably easy for the author to
inspire himself, but his job is to
So, Dave, either restrain your
flights of fancy so that we can
understand, or else pack up your
rhyming dictionary and move on.
As it is, you bore when vou should
move, and you provoke yawns
when you should promote ecstacy.
That is enough of that.
I am afraid that I have some
times given the impression that
I like nothing. The above critique
of the ill-starred Mr. Happily may
do much to give that impression.
As a counteraction, I want to in
dicate my pleasure at the Union
Film Society's movie for Wednes
day night. There was a certain
apologetic air about the proceed
ing; Fernandel, whose celluloided
presence was to have been the
main attraction, was not on hand.
Instead, we were treated and
well treated to an Italian version
of Romeo and Juliet.
There are probably those who
will protest that this particular
film was too much pageant and
not enough play. From a certain
point of view, their criticisms art
just. Many productions of Shakes
peare's love tragedy have empha
sised the blood in the blood feud
which is its motivating force; this
interpretation has. been seen off
Broadway a couple of times in
' But the dramatic art remains a
form of ritual, and there is no
reason why this ritual should not
be stressed occassionally. Thus,
the beauty of costume, of seating,
and of line reading which we wit
nessed Wednesday is a welcome
change from the emphasis on
sweat and mumbles which Mr. f
Brando has done so much to pro
mote. I noted at State Basketball Tour
ney time that the crop of sorority
rushees for next year is remark
ably promising. I didn't get to
any games; being an old Iowa
man I had no emotional attach
ment to anything happening on
the courts. But I wandered around
downtown contemplating youth un
leashed. Most satisfying.
One of the phenomona of this
sort of thing is that fads are so
easily provoked. I remember that
in the old days we used to buy
yo-yos and walk down the streets
twirling them; within an hour
everyone would be twirling yo
yos. This year the passion seemed
to run to paper derbies, although
some insurgents were sporting
sponge rubber golfer's caps.
Party Favors: Spring Separates
; happily mated in Sportswear
Carol McCoy, shining
example of campus co
ordination in sports
wear, chose Modern Jr.'s
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