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The Daily Nebraskan
Wednesday, March 27, 1957
Daily Nebraskan Editorials:
Parking Cmnmittee
A six-man Parking Advisory Committee has
been appointed at the University to survey the
parking problem and form recommendations,
Chancellor Hardin has announced.
Now that the administration has decided to
do something about the situation, perhaps the
student body can get behind the committee and
cooperate in as many ways as possible.
We must remember, after all, that the park
ing appeal board of the Student Council rec
ommended the formation of the committee and
therefore, the students have some obligation to
support the work of the group.
The first thing students can do to aid the
committee is present to one or all the members
the problems which they feel are the most
pressing in the parking situation and include
suggested solutions.
The solution stage is the big obstacle which
will have to be overcome.
Dave Keene, council representative on the
committee has stated that the parking situation
is one which ' the students make worse for
themselves. He has stated publicly that it is
not the University's duty to provide parking
places for the people who work and study here.
We can conclude from this then that one of
the solutions to the problem might be the con
solidation of student-faculty parking areas into
a "first-come-first-served" space. This, how
ver, is merely a suggestion.
It is not the University's responsibility to pro
vide parking places, then certainly no real harm
can be done if parking is restricted to members
cf freshman or sophomore (or more) classes.
This, too, is merely speculation, and is prob
ably one of the most frequent suggestions for
improving the situation which the committee
will meet.
We have complete sympathy for the Advisory
Committee for they are faced with a task that
is touchy and difficult. They will be called upon
to listen to some strange ideas for the solution
of the parking crisis. Everything from shuttle
buses to five story underground parking lots
will be suggested to them. They will hear gripes
about the misuse of space and the overuse of
space; they will become weary listening to
exotic answers to the big questions.
But we hope the Advisory Committee will
come out of the survey with new hope for the
parking situation.
Perhaps it is proper for the Daily Nebraskan
to make suggestions as to procedure for the
board. In the 1 first place the members should
hold open hearings over a period of two or
three weeks to analyze the needs and facilities.
Students, faculty and employes should be en
couraged to attend such hearings (if they are
From that point the board will be able to work
to an equitable solution (or . solutions) of the
problem and present their findings to the admin
istration for immediate action.
Finally, it might be said that the student body
and the Daily Nebraskan (which has insisted
that students be given a "fair shake" in the
parking problem) are grateful to Chancellor
Hardin for establishing this board. We hope we
will hear from it soon.
"Fullest Utilization"
The Faculty Senate Liaison Committee pre
sented a proposal in Tuesday's meeting calling
on the Chancellor to appoint a special group to
study ways and means of securing fullest utili
sation of classroom and laboratory space.
The committee, according to the proposal
which the faculty passed, will place the great
est emphasis on the use of space between the
hours of 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Secondly
the group will investigate possibilities of using
the noon hour to a greater degree. The third
time span which will be investigated is the
hour between 7 and 8 a.m. Finally ways and
means will be sought to make the hours between
7 and 10 p.m. available for classes.
The faculty realizes that the University must
get along with the present facilities and the
present staff for as long as possible. As long
as the funds are not available to hire more
teachers and new classroom buildings cannot
be constructed schedules will have to be tight
ened to enable both the present student body
and the speculated increase to attend classes.
At the present time Tuesdays and Thursdays
are not full class days for most instructors or
for students. It must be remembered by the
students, however, that the majority of the
teachers work is done outside of classroom time
and consequently he is to be considered first
vhen any new schedules are set up.
Some points which students probably ought
to remember when they are confronted with a
new arrangement for class times next semester
1) The burden is on the instructor as well as
on the student when it comes to inconvenient
schedules. Students who make full utilization
From The Editor's Desk:
A word or tivo
of classroom space impossible by trying to
cram into the "good "hours or the "good" teach
ers are defeating the purpose of a revamped
2) Many night school sessions now in practice
under the heading of "Extension Courses" are
conducted only one or two evenings a week.
Under the discussed program they would prob
ably be expanded to meet a regular Monday-Wednesday-Friday
calendar if full utilization is
really desired.
3) Late afternoon classes (after 2 p.m. for
many students) will have to be accepted as a
matter of course. But professors who could be
devoting afternoon hours to research will be
devoting it to classroom periods, too.
4) The old axiom that only as much is gotten
out of school as is put into it will be ever so
true under an expanded class day. Those stu
dents who are stuck with 7 o'clocks will not
be doing the Administration a favor by taking
those classes: no favors will be given, either.
5) The new class arrangement (if it happens!)
will only be temporary. As soon as the Uni
versity can convince the state that education
is important and that new buildings, new labs
and new staff members are essential to a first
class University we might be able to get back
to normal.
Until the time when the faculty committee
seeks (we hope) the help of the students, we
can plead with the people seeking an education
to rack their brains and bury their pride in
finding and accepting new if inconvenient
times for attending class in order to attain full
utilization of the physical facilities of our University.
before you go . . .
The second annual Univer
sity Spring Day is rapidly pro
gressing from the formative
stages to the realm of the
concrete as committees in
charge of various functions
have been organized and have
started to operate.
Nothing definite has been
released as yet as to specific
activities, except that the gen
eral scope of Friday, May 3,
will be much greater than last
First, the Farmers Fair will
be integrated into the spring
tvent instead of being an en
tirely separate activity. And
secondly, no classes will be
held either that Friday or the
following day, Ivy Day, giving
students (and faculty) an all
University weekend of a three
day duration.
' Spring Day originally grew
out of a plan formulated in the
spring of 195S after the infa
mous and disastrous riot and
"panty-raid." Campus leaders
and the Administration agreed
that some sort of "spring
event" should be organized so
that students could vent their
high spirits in a healthy, non
destructive manner.
So, on a rainy Friday last
May, Spring Day made Its ap
pearance on the University
campus, and was fairly suc
cessful. It was held in conjunction
with the Union's Birthday
Party, which helped a great
deal. The same arrangement
is set for this year.
Now, four facets of an all
University weekend have been
set up the Farmers' Fair, the
Union Birthday Party, tradi
tional Ivy Day events and the
new events introduced by
Spring Day. At last the Uni
versity is finding itself with
spring rites rivaling those of
the University of Colorado and
Iowa State.
This schedule of activities
takes the Ivy Day weekend out
of the realm of the "activity"
world where it has come to
lie. There are now events of
interest to every student, if
he will but take the time and
effort to take part.
This Spring Day is some
thing that the University has
needed for some time. Per
haps it will help snap this
institution out of the lethargy
that has become so much a
part of the campus attitude.
Spring Day also gives the
University a chance to mean
more to students than purely
academic subjects or a rat-
race of extracurricular activi
ties. It will give them a
chance to enjoy themselves as
part of a University commu
nity and not merely as cogs
in a great machine.
Balloting in the NUCWA
mock state elections was high
er than expected, according
to early returns, if one uses
previous elections this year
as a standard.
There is something about
politicking, mock or real, that
makes people want to go out
and elect somebody.
Congratulations to Milton
Caniff for one of the longest
basketball games on record!
And what I want to know is,
what's the score?
The Interfraternity Council
will elect next year's officers
tonight in their second elec
tion of the year. Please, gen
tlemen, elect people you would
like to keep on regular. It got
a little confusing at times,
and set a pretty terrible prec
edent. The snow is going, and with
its going comes the damp, and
with the damp comes colds in
the head. Life is just one
damned thing after another!
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editor Fred Daly
Managing Editor .jack Pollock
Editorial Face Editor... Dlek Bhuttos
New Editor .........San Jones, Bob Ireland
Sports Editor Bob M artel
Copy Editors. ............. .Art Blaekman, Carole I-rank
Goorge Moyef, Boa Warnoloskl
Night News Editor Bob Ireland
Ac Edit. Walter Patterson
Staff Photographer................... Date Lewis
Office ttecirtary.. Julie DoweU
Society Editor aa FarreU
Reporter Judy Bteter, Marilyn Nlssea, Mlnnetter
Taylor, Diana Maxwell, Bandra W'halen,
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Bill Wilson, Gary Feterson, Mary Pat
terson, Deauna Barrett, Emmie Limpo.
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Win, Gary Bodgars, JoAnn Gabboroa.
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(jOMAT about next
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the iconoclast . . .
Harlan Miller, who writes "Over
the Coffee" for the Des Moines
Register, has been threatening for
years to write a column on sex.
Every day Iowans . pick up their
morning newspapers with baited
breath; unfortunately, they put
them down with a disappointed
Mgh. Miller has not yet gotten the
nerve to confront his readers with
to delicate a subject so early in
the day. Some wrong thinkers are
even beginning to suspect that the
sex-column suspense is only a de
vice to keep the adolescents inter
ested. Until such time as Miller un
leashes his boudoir bulletin, I
have a few carefully chosen ob
servations as a war correspondent
in the battle of the sexes.
First, fraternity formals tho'
oustensibly planned by the men
must really be devised from a dis
tance by women. Because at a
formal of any kind the fair sex
has a distinct advantage. Most
girls look as tho they were born
to wear formals; indeed, some
look like they should never be seen
in anything else. But no man who
has ever lived has managed to
look natural in a dinner jacket.
Tuxedos, by their very natures,
make any kind of normal activity
impossible. I remember the first
steve schultz
The views expressed by Daily
Nebraskan columnists are their
own and do not necessarily re
flect the views of this paper.
lime I ever wore a tux I was
under the impression that it was
functional; before the evening was
over, I had torn the pocket and
lost two jacket buttons. (People
who rent men's formal wear look
askance at this sort of thing j
Second, until the other evening
I thought that the most astute re
porter of American love life was
Brother James Thurber, the noted
Ohio Phi Psi. He has written and
drawn hilarious situations which
perfectly represent the tyranny
which women have always held
over men and which they might
have been' able to conceal had
Bro. Thurber never lived. (Is Sex
Necessary? was the most influen
tial book I ever read, but the com
mittee which made the controver
sial survey didn't ask me.)
But Thurber's brilliant commen
tary has now been excelled. Harp
er's for March printed a monu
mental report called "American
Youth Goes Monogamous." You
might look into this thing; it
Through These Doors...
Recently the Senate and more
specifically Senator John Kennedy
have had a merry time cutting up
the career of Dave Beck, president
of the teamsters union. The acts
of hoodlumry committed by the
teamsters make the facts turned
up by the Kefauver crime investi
gation a distinctly second rate
production. If organized crime real
up" they ought to take lessons
from the teamsters.
A political science instructor of
mine once said that congressional
investigations usually don't un
cover any new information but
merely bring facts already known
to the attention of the public. This
is probably true in the case of
the teamsters.
While I was still in high school,
I remember reading an article in
the Readers Digest about Beck and
the tactics of his teamsters. The
how the teamsters forced a large
metropolitan trucking corporation
george moyer
into accepting the closed shop into
their firm. t
The teamsters ordered drivers
on small feeder lines supplying
the big company not to deliver
any cargo to it. This viscious
secondary boycott soon had the
bog company on its knees.
In addition, individual drivers
were terrorized until they surrend
ered to avoid a vendetta against
their families. They naturally con
cluded it would be better to join
the union than see their children
Unions were originally founded
to secure the workers from the
abuses of the trusts. But the trusts
have long since been legislated
out of business or broken up;
The unions themselves have ac
complished much in the way of
constructive labor laws. The Amer
ican worker enjoys the highest
standard of living in the world
because of them.
Any letters sddressed to the Letterip
column will be printed If they sre less
thsn 200 words In length sad are typed
double spare. Pes name may be used
ea any letter escept one wklrh criticises
aa Individual sad all material sent
to this roluma will be kept ea file
la the office af the Dally Nebraskan.
To the Editor:
Mr. Schultz, your supercilious
columnist, overstepped even his
self-proclaimed omnipotence Fri
day in attacking David Happily,
the poet whose work has often
appeared in the "Campus Green."
Schultz's attack was vicious, un
principled, and groundless. He
offered no criteria for his criti
cisms; rhather he simply opened
fire in a scatter shooting manner,
without sighting any specifics to
which he could tie his accusations.
I can sight no instance to paral
lel Mr. Schultz's gall; it is
without equal in literary criticism.
Moreover, Schultz has contradic
ted himself in this attack. He has
as the champion of culture on the
campus. He has contemned the
collective brain of Nebraska as a
cultural desert. He has castigated
the Student Union for their at
tempts to provide an oasis. And
he introduced himself by attacking
the acting of James Dean; this
from the creature of Asclepius
who could not sustain his role for
three acts, and who only left his
audience with a bad taste.
During all this time he has tak
en care to promote his native
Iowa. Readers of the Nebraskan
can only reply by asking Mr.
Schultz why he doesn't go back
where he came from.
But the point of this letter is
might well ask where Schultz er
red, since he so obviously did. Ad
mittedly Happily's poetry lacks
form; but Mr. Schultz must re
member that it is the legitimate
function of the poet to mirror his
world. And since the present day
world is so formless, Happily
writes accordingly. There is prece
dent: Walt Whitman was compar
ably formless, but even the self
confessed psuedo-intellectual Icon
oclast will not dare attack the
great Walt.
So far as lacking wit is con
cerned, Mr. Happily's poetry cer
tainly does not suffer here, either.
It is incisive and cleverly stated.
Mr. Schultz would not these quali
ties if he were capable of any
thought other than the most su
perficial. And Mr. Happily has readers as
even Schultz will have to admit
after reading this letter. We may
live in a cultural desert, Steve
but we like to be 'Arabs in such
fertile sand.
J. L, Harpstreith
FASHION . . A. I See It
Your NU Representative
to GOLD'S Advisory Board
The no-iron shagbark cot
ton in this casual skirt and
blouse has that tweedy look.
Black threads give green,
blue, red, tan or gray shag
bark a rough, nubby texture.
The sleeveless blouse is
simply styled with pointed
collar and a fly front.
The straight skirt has a
self-belt and handy pocket.
You'll find this mix and
match outfit perfect for wear
to class and so easy to take
care of.
Both the skirt and blouse
for just 10.95. See our other
matched skirts and blouses in
the Sportswear department,
Second Floor of Gold's.
! - I
should be woh a long, long bull
session. Matter of fact, one of
my little friends tried to borrow
it to show to his current date.
Briefly, the article suggests that
pinnings and ring exchanges are
not made in Heaven. In fact, it
infers that they are primarily
caused by the local draft board.
Last, the attitude toward sex
which is reflected in' the Vargas
girl confuses me. Obviously, this
girl's uh physical attributes art?
so exaggerated as to be impos
sible. If this is so, why do men go
' mooring about after contemplat
ing these impossibilities. This is
worse than becoming enamoured
with a pin-up wearing a wedding
mm Bci saiasa.
(Author ef "Barefoot Boy With Chttk," tie.)
Recently I made an extensive tour of American cam
puses, interviewing students and selling mechanical dogs,
and one of the most frequent complaints 1 heard from
undergraduates was, "My faculty advisor doesn't really
care about me."
Everywhere I went I heard this same cry. (Indeed,
at one university I found 15,000 students jammed in the
field house chanting it a cappella.) But I am bound to
say, dear friends, that you are wrong. Your faculty
advisor does care about you. The trouble is, he doesn't
know you. And no wonder ! How do you expect him to
know you when you see him once or so a semester?
Get to be friends with your faculty advisor like, for
example, Alpine R. Sigafoos, a sophomore in timothy and
silage at Texas A. & M.
Alpine R. Sigafoos appeared one night in the living
quarters of his faculty advisor (whose name, by a curious,
coincidence, was also Alpine R. Sigafoos).
"Good evening, sir," said Student Sigafoos. "I am
come so that you may get to know me better and .thus
help me solve the vexing problems that trouble me."
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"And what are those three packages you are carry
ing?" asked Advisor Sigafoos.
"This," said Student Sigafoos, holding up the first of
the three packages, "is a carton of Philip Morris Ciga
rettes, which come in long size or regular, and without
which I never btir. It is, sir, a smoke beyond compare
full of fresh, natural, unfiltered flavor that delights the
taste, salves the soul, and turns the whole world into
one long vista of peace and greenery. Try one, sir."
"Thank you," said Advisor Sigafoos, lighting a Philip
Morris Cigarette. He puffed appreciatively for an hour
or two and then said, "And what is in the other packages
you are carrying?"
"I-am rather a complex fellow," safd Student
Sigafoos, "and I don't expect that you will get to know
me in a hurry. So," he said, holding up his second pack
age, "I have brought my bed-roll."
"I see," said Advisor Sigafoos, not entirely pleased.
"And what is this third package?"
"Well sir, I know that occasionally you will be busy
with other matters and will therefore be unable to spend
time with me. So I have brought along my gin rummy
partner, Waltar M. Handzlik."
In the next two years Advisor Siga foos, living cheek-by-jowl
with Student Sigafoos, got to know all of the
lad's personality traits, his hopes, his fears, his drives,
his quirks, his aspirations. At the end of that time,
armed with true understanding, Advisor Sigafoos con
cluded that Student Sigafoos's basic trouble was that he
was not really cdllege material.
" So Advisor Sigafoos got Student Sigafoos a job with
the North Star Hockey Puck Corporation where today he
is head of the puck-packing department and a happy man.
Advisor Sigafoos is happy too. He has time again to
pursue his studies of Trichobatrachus robustus, the hairy
frog. At night he plays gin rummy with Walter M.
OMax Shulman, 1987
Our advice to $tudentsand to faculty too and to anybody eltm
who' looking for a $ueetheart of tmokei to try new
natural Philip Morrh, made by the tpontort of this column.
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