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The Daily Nebrgskan
Monday, March 25, 1957
Daily Nebraskan Editorials:
We're AJof Stumped
In line with a report from Parents Magazine
which says that an additional 50,000 classrooms
(cost: $1,750,000,000 will be needed in each suc
ceeding year just to keep up with the increasing
school age populations, the University is examin
ing proposals which would make more classroom
facilities available for teaching longer hours.
Chancellor Hardin said Friday that the faculty
is being asked to consider whether it would be
feasible to extend the length of the teaching
day to help relieve the University's classroom
and laboratory shortage.
A special meeting of the University Senate
will discuss the matter tomorrow.
A report from University registrar, Dr. Floyd
Hoover, emphasized the urgency of finding addi
tional space pending further development of
the University's building program.
Hoover stated that unless prompt action is
taken the University will have "upwards of
t.OOO more students within the next three
years with no place to put them." He added
that every time the enrollment increases by
500 students NU must find 20 more rooms to
be used anywhere from 10 to 20 hours a week.
Chancellor Hardin said that some extension
of the classroom day is inevitable but that
such action will increase the need for additional
staff and cannot be expected to materially re
duce the University's immediate need for addi
tional buildings.
Hoover's report said that Andrews Hall class
rooms are now being used from 80 to 91 per
cent of the time based on a 44-hour week.
The solution would be to obtain more money
from the legislature in order to construct new
classroom buildings and then use additional state
funds to hire a sufficient number of teachers
to handle the increase.
Of course, that's easier said than done. The
Chancellor stated last week that he is afraid
the estimate he made of 200 faculty members
being about to leave the University for higher
pay and better conditions was an underestimate.
And an increase in the working hours would
only intensify the crisis around here.
The student council had come up with a pro
posal which would allow the Union addition
funds from tuition hikes to be used for a special
fund to increase faculty salaries. But Connie
Hurst announced in last week's Council meeting
that present plans of the University make it
impossible to transfer the percentage of the
tuition which goes for the Union addition to
any other fund.
The cut in budget approximations asked by
the Unicameral's budget committee for the
University would seem to rule out additionl
funds for any extensive building program.
Does the sum of all these actions mean that
the poor professor will be stuck with a longer
work week and a lower salary?
Only if the federal government fails to pass
a bill in the present session of the Congress
to give funds for higher education. The Daily
Nebraskan reported last week that a bill is
before the Senate making available 50,000 schol
arships accompanied by grants to the univer
sities to which scholarship recipients go.
It will mean that a cut cannot be made in
the Educational allotments of the federal budget.
And the scare of federal control of education
will be raised.
But what with the present plight of education
it seems that someone must be willing to stand
behind the University.
And if the state legislature wont, three cheers
for the federal government!
George Bird, president of the Syracuse Uni
versity chapter of the American Association of
University Professors, writes, "The burden of
maintaining first-rate colleges and universities
is certainly in part the responsibility of today's
students, who also are tomorrow's alumni. It
is both a current and a future responsibility."
Professor Bird suggests that even for such
private institutions as Syracuse "state and
federal grants should be made available."
He concludes, "It is certain that if students
want to maintain and strengthen their Alma
Maters, if they believe these institutions are
the prime source of America's greatness, they
will have to see somehow that more ample funds
are put into the hands of the Administrations."
We can see to it, then we believe, in a
number of ways. First of all we can urge our
legislators to understand and sympathize with
the critical position of the University. We can,
secondly, urge our parents their constituents
to write their legislators indicating their support
of a big budget for the University. And thirdly,
we can accept tuition increases but only such
as seem to us to be fair in light of the public
nature of this institution. Finally, we can urge
further study of the bill before the Congress
which would help the University move forward.
Until the time when the University can get
on its feet financially, we must be willing to
get up for 7:30 classes.
Stampeding Butts
We must exercise some caution is speaking of
the state legislature and its blocking of the
University's budget increase. After all, the
statehouse group might feel that student anta
gonism is the straw that breaks the camel's
back and give the excuse, "We felt we would
give you an increase but after seeing what the
student body had to say about the way we
operate, we couldn't find a place for the budget
We cant let that happen. The budgent in
creasewhich will probably never materialize
fully is too dear to the hearts of too many
students and faculty members on this campus.
Out in Colorado, however, where no "Walk
Softly" signs have been put up the Colorado
Daily at CU had this to say about frugal
(at least with the university) legislators:
"The state legislature has again stuck its
financial foot in its mouth by proposing another
tuition increase for University students.
"It seems that the statehouse crew cannot
be too interested in the University's pleas for
funds. Apparently the votes that keep them in
power lie outside of the circles of education.
From The Editor's Desk:
So rather than appropriate enough money from
the state coffers to let the University go its
needed way, the "stick the students" slogan
goes into effect and the tuition rate takes another
leap for the stratosphere. The present proposal,
if passed, would make the students from Colorado
pay $96 a semester to attend classes here.
"The cost of sending a student through the
University certainly has risen, and some in
crease in tuitions during the past was definitely
justified. But it appears the legislature feels
that socking the students for more money is
easier than cutting old age pensions or other
payments to groups that can put "Xs" on ballots
during elections.
"It's nice to see that the legislature will go
along on faculty pay hikes. But in too many
other fields they are content to play politics,
cut critically needed appropriations to the bone
and let the students carry the load. Someday
the solons will learn that tuition hikes can be
more of a toxic than a tonic. We can only
hope that this day dawns soon."
'Nuf said.
A word or two
before you go . . .
The following story came to
(be Daily Nebraskan from a
private, but valid, source. It is
all true, only the names have
been left out to avoid embar
rassment. It seems to me to
have a lot of import and pos
sibly is a prophesy of dis
aster for the Great American
Wednesday evening two hun
gry law students, tired and
sallow, came into possession
of an even half-dozen firm,
ountry-fresh eggs. Their
goal: to hard boil them.
Their problem: how long do
you boil eggs to make them
hard boiled? Unable to settle
the matter, advice was sought.
What better to seek such ad
vice than maiden's row on 16th
Street? So, a call was made.
And low, the results:
"I don't know," said maiden
number one, s tweet music
major, "but I'll ask a sister."
"I ' know not either," said
maiden cumber two, the
Teachers College sophomore.
And s it went, from maiden
number three, the child de
velopment major, to maiden
number four, the English ma
jor to maiden number five, the
commercial arts major.
Comes now maiden number
six, the Home Economics ma
jor and the last girl awake at
the late hour. The answer:
"ten minutes, I think?"
I don't know about you, but
this forboding tale made the
perspiration stand out on my
forehead and caused my stom
ach to whisper pitifully.
Pravda, main organ for So
ciet official opinion, has la
beled the season of Lent as no
more than a capitalist plot to
glorify the starvation of the
The "sinister practice" ol
fasting 40 days before Easter
is especially damaging "be
cause it coincides with the
time of spring towing, and de
creases sharply the labor pro
ductivity of the collective
farmers," Pravda said.
Who ever said the Star from
the East was a Red one?
Latest reports indicate that
Copper Calhoun ought to be
strung up by her thumbs over
a slow fire. As of Saturday
morning it looks as though
Stumphill doesn't have a
The predominance of "give
away shows" on television hat
drawn comment from a num
ber of learned people includ
ing psychologists and TV ex
ecutives, all of whom try to
explain just why the Great
American Public watches
these money marathons.
What is the attraction of
watching someone else parade
their brain around, or do par
lor tricks, or guess which box
contains 80 dollars and which
contains an old turnip?
Why people do this, when
there are constructive, educa
tional, adult shows like "Chey
enne" is more than I can see.
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After the completion of SeDeck
Quad, two years ago, the Ivy
Day situation increased in impor
tance. During March 1955, when
the Quad hadnt fully organized,
they were invited to enter a glee
club. Last year, after a glee club
had been organized, they were
told it would be unfair to allow
them to participate. This year, no
statements have been made; and
yet, several important questions
about the purpose of Ivy Day re
main unsettled.
According to Kosmet Klub, Ivy
Day is solely to permit an "inter
fraternity sing". Since Ivy Day is
suppose to represent the whole
University, I doubt if even many
fraternity men would agree with
the fairness of such a rule. With
over eight-thousand students at the
University, why should Ivy Day
participation be limited to less than
a thousand? One fraternity man
described Ivy Day as a time,
"marked by a feeling of fellow
ship, inoffensive pride, and
good natured showing off". He
makes no mention of a continua
tion of petty feuds or class dis
tinction. -
Independents must equally bear
their share of the blame. In 1955
such statements as, "Independent
groups in the past when invited
to participate in the Ivy Day Sing,
showed no interest in doing so."
"If these groups are dissatisfied
with being left out of the Sing
they should make it known," were
made aad went unchallenged. Con
sidering the question of RAM Glee
Club, every Quad resident and
campus independent should make
amends and support the glee club's
admission to this year's Sing. In
dependents should write Innocents
and request a reevaluation of the
whole situation and refuse to ac
cept another dismissal "until next
year's Sing." Once one independent
group was allowed to participate,
it would be possible to encourage
individual houses to begin pre
paration early next fall. Other
wise, what sane group would prac-'
tice all year and not know till
spring if they would be accepted
or refused.
If Kosmet Klub can't change the
rules, Sinfonia, actually the BEST
should be reconsidered. For the
past two years they have tried
to gain permission to handle Ivy
Day. Independents should support
Sinfonia if they attempt again this
Also, this year's RAM Glee
Club DOES NOT represent 900
men. It is entirely a voluntary
group with: twenty-two numbers
to work up during he school year,
one and one-half hours of prac
tice each week with no extra
rehearsals, no special work or fines
for not -showing up at meetings,
and without any professional sing
ers as members.
The question of allowing inde
pendents to participate in Ivy Day
is a test for campus democracy.
If independents continue to relin
quish their rights, they deserve
to lose them completely The ad
mission of RAM Glee Club would
strenthen campus unity more than
it would hinder. The decision should
follow the democratic principles
set forth by John Marshall, sup
reme court justice, who said,
"Let the means be justified by
the end".
The views expressed by Daily
Nebraskan columnists are their
own and do not necessarily re
flect the views of this paper.
The Campus Green
March Theme
When warmer days announce the advent of Spring,
The earth glows with laughter and sunshine bright,
The skies are full of life-perpetuating light,
And Nature saturated with newness doth sing.
The season thus to us many gifts brings
In a showerful of sweet, eye-filling sight,
Fragrant with reborn growths. What a delight
'Tis to behold the fresh-garbed Spring in full swing.
The air is filled with music celestial.
Reminding us of God's omnipresence,
And of our senses being nothing but factual;
Yet our life triumphs over its quintessence.
Though many springs will come with change of life cycles,
The spirit of God wanes not from its pinnacles.
Nelson S. Chuang
Prayer life is the inner battleground
Upon which our indicisions are fought,
And God's spiritual powers are best sought
To make our life sublime. Hark to the sound
Of His call summoning us from the bound
Of earthiness. Our will welded in His ought
To win the victory and glory wrought
In triumphant living and Truth newly found.
Father, Father, then, teach us how to pray
In earnestness and true humility,
And like not heathens vain repetitions say;
But churn our words into live nobility.
Thus in life's short span we'll reverence find.
If we seek God, His great love will us bind.
, Nelson S. Chuang
Snobbery, snobbery, snobbery.
I snub the snob.
Snub the snub,
MR. Schultz. .
If you will.
(You won't)
(So snob away)
David Happily
by Dick Bibler
V0U WILL FIND it a little easier "TO CRAW IF Y0U
Last week I got into two argu
ments (which might be of interest
to the general public). The first
one was with a young man who
belongs to a campus fraternity and
the second subsequent to the
first, luckily with a professor
whom I respect.
The first guy seemed to believe
it was the duty of the campus
columnist to blast the administra
tion as often as possible and to
let loose the latest scandal as it
popped out of the proverbial (I
don't-know-why) bag.
I told him I couldnt please every
one all of the time; he said I
wasn't pleasing anyone any of the
time. At least they're reading this
stuff, though.
Well, the professor, who happens
to be an author, had written in a
national magazine, that we the
college set - were the brainwashed
generation. He admitted in his writ
ing that he had tried to dismiss
the thought from his mind but it
kept returning. I told him that if
we are brainwashed it's his gen
eration which is responsible. He
admitted it.
And he added that if we felt an
impulse to express ourselves in a
concrete manner we should do it
in writing "through little maga
zines." Well, we can't afford them.
But we do have something to say;
so this paper is the outlet. .
Whenever someone feels an im
pulse to set his ideas down on pe
per and demand action from the
public, he has to be willing to
take the consequences. That means
that if we're writing "radical"
ideas we have to be willing to wade
through the blasts of those who
think we're nuts.
More than that, however, it
means that our ideas have to have
enough value to make them worth
reading. So like the Jews in the
three centuries before Christ we
often attribute our ideas to some-
Dick Shugrue
one else.
That, way we can sit back and
relax when the aftermath starts
blowing in from the old folks at
home. But because we're now will
ing to stand up for what we be
lieve, we're labled "Brainwashed"
and merely sit back and pout.
If anyone charges me with be
ing inane in my writing. I'm
glad of it, I'm glad that people
other than myself are willing to
get active about what they believe
in. And it's that action instead
of brooding that can make our
generation just as good as any
the world has ever known.
But there's a type of person who
, prefers to take the middle of the
road. He is the one who send anon
ymous letters ridiculing the ideas
of a fertile mind (not mine
the seeds havent even come yet);
blasting from behind a shield of
anonymity. Thatss one reason we
never publish a letter in the Rag
if the author wont let his letter
remain on file in our office.
And that's one reason the insi
dious individual who thinks he's so
blankety-blank smart to send a let
ter defaming anyone without sign
ing it can be called gutless. He's
the kind of guy who is "Brain
washed" and is giving us all a bad
So much for that. This column is
just another apology for the pres
ent generation. I cant say that I'm
sorry it is. I suppose I can say
that Tm sorry something like this
has to be written for it, in effect,
admits that many of us are Brain
washed. The next time anyone asks me
why I don't come down to the level
of the college Joe and blast the ad
ministration maybe the fruits of
the two arguments I had last week
will give me enough energy to tell
my questioner the reason why.
Anyhow, it's a step in the right direction.
Tiny Michigan Town
Fascinates Tourist
Travel Editor
Anyone can make a trip to Eu
rope or cycle all over the coun
try, but it takes a vacation ''gen
ius" to find a low cost, lovely spot
in which to plunk down for two
or three weeks in the beat of the
You'd expect the word "heat"
to give some sort of clue as to the
location of such an ideal spot. And
it does. For the cool breezes of
Lake Michigan make it a joy to be
in during the summer months and
a terror come November.
The fact of the matter is that
the name of the spot-of-tbe-week
is Charlevoix the Beautiful (not
just Charlevoix) way up north in
Michigan. The best way to get
there for the variety-loving type
person is to take the train to
Chicago, the clipper to St. Jo
seph, Mich., and the bus the rest
of the way.
One ambitious young author
made the hiatus to Charlevoix and
never returned. No mystery in
volved; he found himself a water
wise shack and founded what he
calls the Dockside Press.
William Ratigan, the author
who now has three books to his
credit uses the shack for his
literary workshop, a bookshop in
which he sells autographed copies
of his own books and old books
and prints.
What lures the author type to
such a spot as Charlevoix?
One day at the height of his suc
cess, reports Fanny Butcher of
the Chicago Tribune", he decided
that if he stayed in Hollywood' and
went on writing the kind of scripts
which he had been doing (success
ful ones, that is) he would wake
up some day to find that he had
never written the books that bt
had always intended to write . . .
So he left his lucrative profession,
settled in the town of Charlevoix,
and is now living what he feels is
a good life.
Comes winter Ratigan can es
cape to a place he has on Jupiter
island in Florida if he wants to,
but last winter he stayed in Char
levoix to finish a book.
For the non-author types (most
of which most people are) there
breezes and the annual Venetian
Night festival.
Crews of the boats in the Mack
inac races always put in at Char
levoix and Ratigan reports that
they write nautical poems in his
log at the Press.
If you can take it from Rati
gan (who, by the way is the author
of "The Adventures of Captain
McCargo") Miss Butcher says ha
has simply "A wonderful time.
Maybe it's the fruits of the writ
er's trade; but perhaps it's just
the results of fine, peaceful living
in a warm-'n-cool vacation spot oa
Lake Michigan.
Early to bed sad acrly to rba
Makes a man heaUhy, wealthy and wfo.
The truth of such namerm by me is contested!
I'd rather be weakly, insolvent . . . and rested
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