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    Wednesday, April! 0, 1957
Daily Nebraskan Editorials:
We Stand Alone
The Daity Nebraskan
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Gov. Victor Anderson, in a strange move for
a "friend of the University declared Tuesday
that he will not fight to restore the $1 million
the budget committee of the Legislature trimmed
from his recommendations for the University.
You will remember that when the Governor
visited the University before Christmas he said
that he has always been a friend of the Uni
versity and stood up for it "when I was in the
And now he claims that he has been much
concerned that the University has enough money
to increase salaries enough to maintain the
present staff. -
' - The state's chief executive said that t'ie com
, mi t tee had told him all the salary increases
requested -by the University would be taken
care 'of. He added that the Budget Committee
had more time than he to review budget
requests of state Institutions; his figure was
Just a recommendation.
So we have climbed down the ladder. Chan
cellor Hardin said that the University must
have a $5.5 million increase to keep pace with
other schools and the needs of the state.
The Legislature's committee seems to think
that a possible $1 million from tuition increases
would bring the total to the governor's rec
ommended $3.2 million increase. But the Gov
ernor said that his figure was for the $3.3 plus
any tuition increase.
And so it would seem that the committee is
discussing a cut of one million below the chief
executive and $2.3 below the University.
Governor Anderson said he believes that the
Legislature itself might try to give the Univer
sity the $3.2 million addition he originally
Now Dr. Hardin is standing "on the spot."
Since he had stated that the budget which he
submitted was what was essential for the five
areas of the University most in need of expan
sionmore space, Salaries, Increased staff, The
University Hospital and Research it is obvious
that all of these areas cannot get the total which
they need.
' So the Chancellor Is left with determining the
areas to which the money should go. Of course
the most pressing area is the needed salary
increases for the teachers.
We,ll, then, if this is true, then the University
won't be able to handle the speculated increases
in enrollments during the next few years. So
perhaps entrance requirements will ' be tough
ened and the many students of the state who
seek a higher education will be deprived of it.
The four areas of the greatest need which
could not possibly be serviced by the addi
tional funds would be deprived of the funds.
The Lincoln Journal remarked, "You would dis'
card research in the fields of irrigation and
conservation Nebraska's life-blood and you
would close wards . in the University Hospital,
with a possible resultant probation for the medi
cal college."
And yet the money could be spread out with
the result-that many instructors would be lured
elsewhere by promises of salaries commensur
ate with their education and experience. This
would cripple future growth of the University's
We hope that the Governor, who has been a
friend of the University in the past, by his own
admission, will heed the need of the school. We
trust that the Legislature will examine the case
for our school and the case for the future of
the state!
' We cannot help but say that the budget as it
stands for the University is an impractical
There is still time for the people of Nebras
ka to accept the responsibility of the Univer
sity and take on their shoulders the future of
this institution.
But since it seems that the leader of the
state will not fight for a realistic budget for
the University we will have to wage a war
for our future by ourselves.
Carried Out
A motion which, would return the right of cedented burden of responsibility with the
student's to vote in faculty subcommittees was Chancellor. The measure would have the'stu-
tabled yesterday, causing this discussion to be de Coarif nom'nate tw Prsons fw
,, , . subcommittee post, one of whom would be
carried out for at least several more weeks. picked to on fte committee by Chan.
There is nothing indicative about the tabling; cellor The Coundl has performed this task
the Senate merely wants more time to consider adequately in tne past placing committee mem.
this highly important and somewhat compro- eithA by appointment by the Council
mising issue. president, or by interviews, as with the Pub
The fact that the Committee on Committees Board,
decided to recommend that students be allowed What is most important to students n0W(
to vote on these committees where they pres- however is ttat the Senate realize the import.
ently cannot vote is encouraging indeed to the ance of students yoting on those
Daily Nebraskan. It indicates the curtailment ing yoting positions It is the responsi.
of the right to vote was only temporary and bUity of the studeDts to carry out fte ends of
that the committee realizes the vital and import- Universit through their voting
ant function that students play on these com- . , , .
mittees " Faculty members who have worked with
. students on committees are eager to empha-
It remains now for the Faculty Senate to see the fine jobg done fe students m
these facts, and to approve the proposal accord- these There have few any
ms y adverse comments. In positions like the board
Faculty members speaking on the measure Df Publications, where money from student
have shown how valuable the student has been. fees handled in operating publications for
Mention of improving faculty-student relations students and staffed by students, it is only logi-
. i was also mentioned, and rightly so. cai that some sort of voting responsibility be
The measure does, however, place an unpre- maintained.
From The Editor's Desk:
A word or two
before you go . . .
By FRED DALY ership will some day be held. " lected. He doesnt feel that
- Editor But then, one day, the stu- people really understand or
At a comparatively early dent wakes up and realizes the perhaps even care enough
age, young people of today are load of his education is being about the problems his school
'told of the responsibilities they shifted suddenly to bear more and other state-supported
will shoulder when reaching heavily on his shoulders. Al- schools face concerning funds,
maturity; of how they are the though most likely not of age He knows enrollment is to
Citizens of Tomorrow; of how to vote, and too involved with increase out of proportion over
"The Future of America Rests studies to earn much money the next decade, and wonders
In Their Hands." except for the summer how they will be taught, by
This is all very solemn and months, his tuition faces an whom, and - in what class-
ego-boosting to .a-youngster, increase because his state rooms.
He begins, in a primitive way, government does not see fit to And ' actuaUy he doesn't feel
to realize that the big world jjive his school enough money there 'fa much he can do
outside his classroom is indeed And, because of this lack of . bout u H(J hM ulked his
a rough one, and not at all funds, the student finds some M am written home
hke the covers on the Satur- of his best professors drifting eyen down
day Evening Post. on to more lucrative positions to the legislature for a few
There is, of course a good either in teaching or private fumbU att tg gt lobb
ede to his situation. He is be- business. .
ing trained and molded by his He really doesn't know why
Betters to fill their shoes, this is happening. He realizes LBu' if th,y won 1 ,t0
Schools have been set up to these have been bad times for 1,18 Chancellor or to his in.
train his young mind and fill the state's agricultural econ- fructors or, most of all, to
his soul with a love of learn- omy and that money is not him' where ekeLcan he 0?
ing. These are public schools, loose. , To another school, perhaps?
paid for by the tax payers of He also realizes his legis-
the community. t lature is conservative to an The sun was out -ay
As he progresses in hp edu- extreme point, and it appears Monday. It was like being in
cation, and perhaps goes to that they are sometimes re- another world. Maybe if it
college, he may well pick a luctant to do anything just out stavs out Sia Tuesday it
state-institution, also spon- of principle. wiU leani to like being out,
sored by the tax payers. He knows his state's tax in- a nd maybe come back again
There are fees to pay and come is based on a property m 8 days,
books to buy, however, but it tax, and that the legislature
is worth it. The people of the is not in favor of broadening To blazes with Copper Cal-
state are still carrying their the tax base by either a state noun J Her case is out of mor-
load to pay for the education income or sales tax, or both. tal hands,
and training of those in whose But the worst feeling of all
hands the reins of civic lead- is that he feels a little neg- Happy Easter!
Tke Daily Nebraskan
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Incorporated nw Editors '.. gam jobm. Bob inland
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en Cablieatton. ehU be free from editorial 4L . F"t'
eesfrt-,iiio m tstm part of the Sobeommlttee or en toe teiwm, ueanna Barratt. Emmie Umpo.
p&n of nv eaemher of tne facility of the I ntvertlry. or Staff Writers .N'ncr DeLonf, Cyntbfa Zeehaa, Bob
tht p&rt of any person ontntde the CnlTenitr. The Wh-s, Gary Bodcen, JoAna Gab boron,
mm of the !rreu,ka etaff are pernooaUr re- Stan Wtdinam.
ainfr!'. rate are S2.M per aemeeter or ft for Business Maanwer. Georr Madaea
Utf avaM)rtie year. Annlntant Bmmm Hanafcra. Larry Epstein
Fattwd s. -nd risu matter at the post of flee hi V"i'rtim Mi-iaf u-rn Jack N orris
Liiwoin, ecxasaA, under Uie act of August 4, 1D1S. ' Jfrm Xett, ierrj SeUetla
Skhmhan Letlerips
To the Editor:
Just what , has happened to the
Mitchell Case, anyway?
The last I read the investigat
ing committee was supposed to
have its last public hearing some
time late in March. But it's into
April and we haven't heard a
I imagine the committee is going
to stall it out, if not until the case
is completely forgotten, at. least
until the Legislature has passed
on the University's budget . . .
Or until Bruce Brugmann has
graduated and his influence begins
to diminish.
' In any event, I imagine it doesnt
make too much difference. Every-,
one expects the cast to be white
washed anyway and the admin
istration to come out looking red,
white and blue.
After all, I guess we can't ex
pect the committee to have any
more guts than the rest of the
Ag Student
An editorial in Monday's Nebras
kan condemned the budget com-,
mittee for "hacking" another $1
million from the $3.2 million rec
ommended by Governor Anderson
for the University. Isn't this criti
cism directed at the wrong peo
In an overall view of this pic
ture I can't see any other alter
native than that which Senator
Vogel and his budget committee
The University, like all other
state institutions, is supported by
taxes. In the state of Nebraska,
the tax base, presently, is a prop
erty tax. Obviously the citizens of
Nebraska cannot afford an in
crease in their property taxes, to
provide the increased revenue
needed by our state institutions.
Therefore, in the present session of
the Legislature two bills were pro
posed to change the tax base from
a property tax to (1) a state sales"
tax or (2) a combined state sales
income tax. Both of these mea
sures were killed on the floor.
If the student council and other
' Interested University groups had
directed their efforts as vigorously
towards the passage of one of these
bills preferably the second one)
as they have in the budget issue,
perhaps the increase Hardin asked
for could be granted.
Our University apparently does
need the proposed budget increase
to maintain its status as an out
standing school. But let's use some
foresight and intelligence in plac
ing the blame where it lies. Uni
versity students who are the tax
payers and voters of the future
are the ones who must take the
responsibility now assumed by sev
eral pressure groups to see that
out representatives to the Legis
lature back the kind of bill that
can allow the necessary expansion
within the University; namely, a
bill providing a modern, pro
gressive tax base.
Kay Skinner
To the Editor:
It isn't hard to understand why
Ed Carsten's cud can be palatable
enough to endear him to such Teach
er's College themes as Community
Education and The Positive Ap
proach: they are directed toward
"Life-adjustment and how-to-get-
along" the very provincialism
and intellectual de-e m p h a s i s
which our antagonist effectively
The best possible affirmation of
Mr. Shapiro's statement was the
student (a leader on campus, in
cidentally) who wondered loftily
who we should bother with some
thing which doesn't concern us.
Ralph Lloyd
(Leader In Oil Hydraulic)
, Extends An Invitation To
Students Majoring In Engineering & Science
To Explore Employment Opportunities
In Engineering, Research, Sale
And Manufacturing With
The eWorld's Leading Manufacturer
J Of Oil Hydraulic Equipment
Our Representative Will Be
On Your Campus
APRIL 11, 1957n
See Your Placement Office
To Arrange An Appointment
Happy Easter Shopping
with the Y.B.A. Plan at
J, :
a. $ - - - -.
v. - .-
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i f ?
. & A
Merca Dee Bonde, de
mure in a blousson
jacket -dress: the solid
blue sheath covered by
striped blue and white
empire jacket. Easter
sparkle with a little
white hat and a shiny,
straw bag.
Jacket Dres's, $22.95
Pillbox, $6.95
Straw Bag, $7.95 plus tax
Women' Fashion . . . Mngee's 3rd Floor
At last count the fund to send
Karl Shapiro and myself to Hun
gary had reached 27 cents. The
ground has not swollen enough to
even send me back to Iowa.
So if the contributors will call
me some hight, we'll use the fund
to buy coffee and talk the whole
thing over.
The uproar over Shapiro's state
ment at the , Library of Congress
has proved at least one thing: The
midwest is conscious of intellec
tual and cultural values. The term
"apathy" is not quite appropriate,
because of its connotations of a
complete lack of awareness. , I
sense -in the current counter-attacks
against Shapiro's Temarks
a certain ego - defensive attitude,
which a psychologist might
suggest probably stems from
an awareness
that s one
thing is wrong
with the cul
tural organ
ism. And
this aware
ness would
imply that the
organism de
sires health.
I note, for
.u,ii;e, umi Nebr.ik Pht.
the Rag has Schulti
received a letter asking if either
Shapiro or I has made any contri
bution monetary or personal to the
five Hungarian refugees on cam
pus. For myself, the answer is
"No,( and I regret it.'. But' my
answer has little to do with the
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n -i wm-M- etui
. steve schultz
1 situation; ; I have never set my
self up as any kind of paragon, and
I would be presumptious indeed if
I asked anyone to mold himself
into my pattern. Thus, the letter
argues personalities rather than
issues, and inasmuch as It is that
type of argument, it is fa-relevant'
to the issue. But the letter indi
cates that the writer knows that
an issue exists, and so it -is a
healthy sign.
But if this awareness of a cer
tain lack exists, we have a right
to ask why nothing is done. I
suspoct that the reason for a lack
of cultural growth is that wa as
sociate .culture" with women's lit
erary teas and Dadaist move
ments. But . culture ,'s neither of
these things. Rather, it is. the, ag
gregate of the experience of hu
manity. Thus, a baseball box score
is as much an indication of Amer
ican culture as is a Dos Passos
novel, and. Bacchanalian , orgies
were as indicative of -the Geek
spirit as was The Iliad. But be
cause a box scorexor an orgy is
easier to consider than heavy
weight literature, they are not
necessarily more legitimate ob
jects' for our ebnsideration. Rather,
we -owe it to ourselves Jo know
every aspect of human experience
to the greatest extent to Which
our minds are capable. ,
The point of this is that poetry,
painting, theatre and music are
not divorced from everyday life.
Instead, they have a direct effect
on how we live, love, plow fields,
and fight wars.
Ill T-t 1
(Athr 'Bartott Boy With Chi.mH.r
Dear Mom and Dad (writes Zelda May Nirdlinger, soph).
You have been asking: me to account for all the money
I spend. There follows a day by day summary of reaent
expenditures. Don't forget, you asked for it.
$2.78 telegram to the Secretary of the Army, offering
to go instead of Elvis.
$0.26 - pack of Philip Morris, my favorite, and yours,
if you know a good thing when you taste one I
$0,50 sorority fine for oversleeping: and missing: my
first hour class twelve days in a row.
r fir
'J 4 v :
bousitd rwster 7?mef'B?pk
$2.95 I bought a rooster named Ralph to wake me in
the morning. (Can't sleep with an alarm clock
ticking all night)
$0.50 sorority fine for not cleaning my plate at dinner.
(I just couldn't! Dinner was Ralph.)
$0.50 sorority fine for dating undesirable boy. (Rod-
erigo is not undesirable ! Some people say he is
"fast" and a "devil" but I say he is just insecure.
Why else would he go steady with eight girls?)
$0.26 - pack of Philip Morris. What joy! What test!
$557.38 - a motorcycle for Roderigo. (He Is giving up all
his other girls for me, but they are so widely
scattered that he needs a fast conveyance to go
around and tell them all goodbye.)
$0.26 - pack of Philip Morris. (Have you tried them
yet? If not, you've got a big treat coming. Light
one soon. Light either end.)
$0.50 - sorority fine for staying too long in the shower.
tGee whiz, a girl gets mighty dirty polishing a
$0.52 - two packs of Philip Morris - one for Roder!go
(Dear Roderigo!)
$0.26 -pack of Philip Morris -a happy smoke for a
happy day. Yesterday Roderigo broke with the
last of his girls, and today he is mine, all mine!
$8.57 -new dogfish for zoology. (I was dissecting a
dogfish in zoology when I happened to look out the
window and see Roderigo riding by with Mary
Ann Beasley on his buddy seat. I got so unset I
threw the dogfish at them )
$2.59 - a carton of Philip Morris, one pack for me, the
1 rest for Roderigo. (I was foolish to be angry about
A?nV .Roderiiro explained that she meant
nothing to him-just helping him with English lit.
Similarly, Grace Krovney is helping him with
Spahish, Betsy Pike with econ, Mazda Notkin with
psych, Lola Tweet with phys ed, etc. The least he
can ao is give them all Philip Morrises.)
Well, mom and dad, you can see how expensive college is.
tiUx Shulmn. i95T
Th pries may vary from place to pUce, but Philip Morris
contwuw to b a natural .moko that daunt, no purw, nouev.r
imaU. It ii niado in regular and long u by tho $pon,or$ of
thu column, and U Ignitabh at either end.