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The Daily Nsbraskan
Wednesday, Acril 24, 1957
Daily Nebraska n Editorials:
IZzSY DO YCJ STILL
fjO! DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?!
THEY JUST LAUGHED AT US!
THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE ANY
GAME!! GO ON HOME!!
JUST AS A 'ATTEn c."
UMZ2E WA3 CENTER Fi2LD?
U'ANT f- CUT IM
I iixs & a. &
JThe University's Board of Regents is to be
commended for being a practical bedy.
'In the Study of University of Nebraska Stu
dent tuition which was prepared and presented
by a subcommittee of the Board of Regents the
men stated that "We believe that the University
of Nebraska as a Land-Grant College and as a
State University, must maintain its long-standing
policy of equality of educational opportunity.
To do otherwise is to break faith with a funda
mental and unique idea of American higher ediK
cation. Equality of educational opportunity in
volves reasonable tuition-fee charges.
-"We believe that the University of Nebraska,
as a public institution, providing not only learn
ing for young men and women but research and
a wide variety of public services for the people
of Nebraska, should be generally supported by
all of the people of the state.
"It is becoming increasingly apparent that the
University of Nebraska will not receive financial
support from tax sources which the Board of
Regents feels is required. The Board is pain
fully aware that the University of Nebraska is
now entering a most critical phase of its life
and that every means possible must be utilized
to maintain as best it can the present program
of instruction, research and public service."
The Board, then, has taken a step which the
people of Nebraska have failed to allow to be
taken. They have been willing to admit that
the University is not only in a precarious posi
tion as far as its future as an institution of
higher learning but also that some steps must
be taken to pay for the school.
The state Legislature, which has cramped the
growth of the University, is responsible for the
tuition increase. Because the members of the
Unicameral have failed to accept the fact that
the University is one of the most precious en
tities of this state.
They have failed to latch onto the foresight
to see that the state of Nebraska cannot exist
for too long on the present tax system.
The State of Nebraska has offered a new tax
basis this year. And for every new system
offered the lobbies of the state representing
minority groups hav worked hard and long to
defeat the nex tax bases.
The Unicameral cried that they could not give .
the University every penny it asked for because
the farmer had been suffering for two years
from drought and were not able to afford an
increase in the state's taxes.
That same legislature refused to give Ne
braskans a tax base which would enable the
University to expand in the way a public insti
Any condemnation should not be placed at the
feet of the Regents. They have chosen the road
which was inevitable. They have at least insured
that the University will get some more money
than could be obtained from the state.
The Daily Nebraskan has sought, as long as
this budget issue has been before us, to present
to the students of the University a fair picture
of the state's economy. We have talked with
senators and we have talked with taxpayers.
We have published the results of a poll taken
by the Student Council which stated that most
students here (seventy per cent of those polled)
were against a tuition incrase.
Students can't, apparently, afford a tuition
But we must have the increase if we are to
continue to prosper as an institute of higher
Well, the Daily Nebraskan has looked around
following this acticn and sought to find out what
the students on the campus feel about the in
crease. Many of those interviewed stated that they
believed the action of the Regents was the only
feasible action which could be taken under the
A sophomore in Arts and Sciences said that
he believed the Regents "were forced into mak
ing this decision. If the tuition were not in
creased by the proper governing body, the Legis
lature would take it into its own hands to raise
An out of state student in the College of Arts
and Sciences put it this way, "I don't like it. The
action, rather than keeping the University on a
hign plane will drop the prestige of this institu
tion. We don't have the ski runs of Colorado or
the 3.2 beer to warrant drawing out of state
students. Furthermore, I can't afford to come
here next year."
Another student said that he knew some action
had to be taken but that certain bad results
And here are the results which, we believe,
will follow this action:
1) Fewer out of state students will be coming
to the University because of the tuition increase.
2) Facilities for a big increase in enrollment
will not be as necessary as before.
3) Possibly more money will be available for
the fewer teachers needed to handle the "boom"
4) The University, which might have gained a
reputation as a fine institution of higher educa
tiona top-notch school, will suffer from cuts in
income in the bulk quarters and finally
5) The students who might have felt they
could come to the University; who might have
dreamed of higher education and a chance to
compete with the wealthy and the learned will
be cut off from this opportunity.
No more needs be said.
The annual Honors Convocation Tuesday
brought forth some rather stern and foreboding
statements from Val Peterson, one-time Gov
ernor of Nebraska and now national civil de
fense director. Those students attending were
brought rather sharply to mind of problems
facing the nation and its leaders today, the
same problems that will face these students and
the rest of the country's future leaders.
The problems presented in the address are
those not usually comprehended or even con
sidered by college students in their undergradu
ate span on the campus. The University and its
various academic and extra-curricular activities
seem the most vital and important to the stu
dent, and take up the bulk of his time and
It is therefore somewhat of a shock to emerge
from the protective glow of the Lamp of
Knowledge to face a world that makes campus
politics look like a beginner's bridge game.
We all have to grow up sometime.
To the Editor:
, In reply to the distraught sniper
who has taken a shot at the s-elf
confessed head chopper, Lee W.
A sniper Is one who hides in
the dark and takes a shot at his
victim and who lacks the intesti
nal fortitude to come out in the
open and is ashamed of his name.
I have not analyzed the ABC's
or PHD's that might be behind
or in front of Mr. Chatfield 's
name. The MAN in a job of this
kind is what pays off.
The distraught writer would lead
one to think he might be some
body and then use such vicious
composition. I want to promise
every student at the University of
Nebraska that if they have an
opportunity (and I mean oppor-
I tunity) to seek counsel from Mr.
Chatfield they will have met one
of the finest top-level men bar
I have seen this man come up
for over 25 years and I think I
am fully qualified to write as I
have. He has spent his entire, life
in this class of work and has been
exceptionally successful. Mr. Chat
field is not ashamed of his name,
Will the distraught Investigate
the contribution Mr. Chatfield
made while in the armed services
and then have to take a smear
ing 1 i k e this from a spineless
writer who says he fears reprisals?
There is nothing lower or more
Milton F. Scholz
The Campus Green
When morning fire presents itself across the sky
And little people file into tiny ways of life
111 watch the streets for dashing cars and look
For special people walking strangely by.
And when these people approach the place
While bashful eyes fear to gaze ahead
Who knows what lingers in a young heart
Which glances and hides within such youth.
I'd love, I'd say, if only knowing who
And peaceful rest upon the breast of dawn.
Fill the foetus fluch with flour.
Pick pied pansies purple power.
Wrap ripped rapp round wrinkles. Rowr
Basil! Burst buoy's bubbly bower.
From The Editor's Desk:
A. word or two
before you go .
By FRED DALY
The bearing on the "Mitch
ell Case," is now only a mem
ory to most of the campus ex
cept for those directly involved
with the committee, or di
rectly interested in the case
The committee has not re
leased any decision or any re
sults of the bearings other
than to say Dr. Mitchell has
been advised cf what was
said, and apparently is draft
ing some sort of statement to
After these statements and
testimony have been consid
ered, the committee should
issue a report or decision.
What that report will be is
But there will be, we hope, a
report that will clear up this
case that has rocked the Uni
versity and the state for a
year since it was first re
ported in The Nebraskaa last
spring. It was, to say the
least, bad publicity for the
Whatever the result of the
hearings, it is hoped by those
interested in this school and
its reputation that enough
light will be shed to clear up
the case, or lack of one. A
shadow falling across the Uni
versity, even if it has been
forgotten or pushed aside by
many can only be detrimental
to a healthy State of the Uni
versity. A thief walked into a soror
ity house at Iowa State last
week, chatted with two of the
residents for a few moments,
and walked out with $30 stolen
from billfolds and purses.
The personal approach ap
parently extends further than
the insurance game.
Kansas State alumni, fans
and friends recently presented
their basketball coach, Tex
Winter, with a new car as a
token of their esteem. What
he really needs (and what five
other Big Seven 'coaches need)
is a rather sharp axe to bring
one Mr, Chamberlain down to
where the rest of us mortals
It is spring again, as you no
doubt know. And all the things
that come with spring are be
ing noted and catalogued and
admired and greeted with
The grass is coming up. the
trees are budding and people
with convertibles are filling
their cars up with other people
who obviously have no concept
of the frailty of the human
body, and are racing loudly
about the campus.
But what no one really
thinks about, or cares about,
is that spring also brings hay
fever to millions of allergy
ridden people the wcrli over.
Sometimes a good blizzard
locks pretty good, in retro
spect. Still, there are some nice
things in the world, if one
takes the trouble to overlook
tuition burdens, final exams,
C. Clyde and Friday afternoon
There is warm weather,
springly-clad coeds, the
Woods, graduation, iced tea at
dinner, baseball, serenades,
arrogant seniors philosophiz
ing about "when I was a such-and-such,"
coeds in Bermuda
shorts, Spring Day, picnics,
sleeping through eight-o'clock
and rain to settle the dust for
at least a little while.
So, be merry too soon you
will be earning your own living.
The Daily Nebraskan
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(ACP) If preferences are any
indication of future . behavior, it
looks like the present trend to
ward suburban living will continue
in years to come. After gradua
tion, substantially over half of the
college students of today would
prefer living in a suburban area
rather than in the city proper or
further out in the country. Coeds
seem to prefer city living slightly
more than do college males.
Associated Collegiate Press gath
ered this information on living pref
erences by asking the following
questions of a representative na
tional cross-section of college stu
dents: After you graduate and settle
down at a permanent job would
you prefer living in a city, in a sub
urb, or further out in the coun
try? The results:
Students prefering city living all
give one reason for their choice, the
city contains all the elements need
ed for work and entertainment.
A Lynchburg College (Lynchburg,
Va.) freshman puts it this way:
"There is more to do in a city.'
A senior at the University of Ar
kansas (Fayettebille) elaborates a
bit more with this statement:
"There are more economic, social
and cultural advantages to a city."
And in answer to the question a
Baruch School of Business (City
College of New York) senior coed
says she prefers to live in the city,
but then adds:"only for a while.'
Preference for suburban living is
easily explained. The following
comments give a fairly represent
ative idea of student opinion.
A sophomore coed at the Uni
versity of Arkansas feels a suburb ,
"offers more advantages than
city not so crowded; good place
to raiise children." And a junior at
the same school sees it this way:
"You are close to a city but have j
the quiet of the country." "In the j
suburbs you have a closer com
munity and better schools," is the
opinion of a senior at Oswego State
Teachers College (Oswego, N. Y.)
while Northern Illinois State
College (DeKalb) senior sums
things up like this: "Suburbs offer
access to city advantages without
Students preferring country liv
ing appear to have stronger feel
ings about their choice. They gener
ally cite the desire for elbow room
and the wholesome atmosphere for
raising a family. Here are a cou
ple of typical viewpoints:
A Mississippi College (Clinton)
freshman coed has this to say:
"With all the rush and fuss of city
life no one can ever hope to do
anything other than fit the pat
tern, and nothing creative ever
grew from following set routine." i
A senior coed attending the Col- I
lege of St. Catherine (St. Paul,
Minn.) says: "I like the country.
I want to raise my children by
myself and not have neighbors
Students who answer that they
are undecided on the question have j
given little or no thought to the
question and just don't feel like '
making a choice. Some students,
like the Villanove University (Vil
lanova, Pa.) sophomore who says:
"It depends upon the location of
my job," are generally willing to
go where ever their work takes
FASHION. . As 1 See It
pretty and cool in Baby
Doll pajama and
Shortie Peignoir by
The no -iron, fine
combed cotto batiste is
embroidered with gar
lands of daisies.
We have also a pert,
coat, and a waltz gown
with a matching duster.
You'll feel so feminine
in downy-soft sleep
wear by Miss Elaine.
All come in petal
Eink, daisy maize, blue
ell blue, or spring
mint, from 3.08 to 5.98.
Come to the Lingerie
floor of Gold's and see
the wonderful summer
e iconoclast . .
All the fever over the "cultural
desert" statements which were
rife before Easter vacation ssems
to have died down. Perhaps it is
fortunate that we all had a week
to reassess our intellectual posi
tion, drink beer, and forget about
the whole thing. These repeated
remarks might have had the ef
fect in time of making the student
body think that nothing was going
on at the U of N, and that just
In the class which I attended
this morning (Contrary to popular
opinion I do not spend all my time
over a cup of coffee) we were
taking stock of the oases in the
so-called desert. For instance, be
fore vacation an outstanding musi
cal event took place in the Union
ballroom when the choral setting
of Shaprro's "Elegy to a Dead
Soldier" was presented. The same
Mr. Shapiro is editor of the Uni
versity Press's "Prairie Schoon
er," one of the most widely re
spected little magazines in the
This week will see two legiti
mate theatre productions open in
Lincoln, "The Remarkable Mr.
Pennypacker" at the Community
Playhouse and the long-awaited
University Theatre presentation of
Ernst Barlach's "The Dead Day."
In connection with the latter show,
Naomi Jackson one of the world's
leading experts on the great Bar
lach will be lecturing in Gallery
B of the Morrill Hall galleries.
(Thursday night. Drop around.)
The same Morrill Hall houses an
outstanding exhibition of modern
art the year around. And the mu
sic department's Madrigals will be
singing Friday night.
But if all these oases have been
flowing with the clear clean cul
tural water (How's that for phrase
making?) why aren't we inun
dated? The problem would seem
to be one of valuesa problem of
whether one should take his date to
see Barlach or to drink beer.
Well, my views on the value of
culture are evident to whoever has
read my past columns. Even
Roger Henkle is aware that I have
read Moby Dick although I take
it that he thinks I should have
waited till it became a "Reader's
Digest" selection. But regardless
of the eternal value of art, the
fact remains that an afternoon at
Morrill Hall or an evening at How
ell Theatre is a peculiarly satisfy
Don't just stand there taking my
word for it.
One of the most disturbing
trends on campus is that towr.rd
constructing new yniveruty build
ings in architectural styles that
contrast violently with the exit
ing structures. For instance, t':e
addition to the girl's derm is q i .e
nice, but it has nothing whatso
ever to do with any building with
in a couple of blocks.
I'm an old Ellen Smith Hall
man myself. Even with its w:m
bricks and its gsomstrically jum
bled windows, it's still my idea cf
what a university building sho.:ld
look like. Drips with atmosphere,
you know what I mean?
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(Author ef "Barefoot Boy With Chtik," tte.)
The academic world has made its first tentative steps
into television. A few lectures, a few seminars, but may
I respectfully suggest that the academic world has not
yet learned the full potential of television?
. Why don't the colleges use television's vast capacity
to dramatize, to amuse, to unshackle the imagination?
Like, for example, this :
Announcer: Howdy, folks. Well, it's time again for
that lovable, laughable pair, Emmett Twonkey Magruder,
Ph.D., and Felicia May Crimscott, M.A., in that rollick
ing, roistering fun show, American History 101. . . . And
here they are, the team, that took the "hiss" out of
"history" Emmett Twonkey Magruder and Felicia May
Da. Magruder: Howdy, folks. A funny thing hap
pened to me on the way to my doctorate. A mendicant
approached me and said, "Excuse me, sir, will you give
me 25 cents for a sandwich?" I replied, "Perhaps I will,
my good man. Let me see the sandwich."
Miss Crimscott: Oh, how droll, Dr. Magruder! How
piquant! How je ne saw quoi! . . . But enough of badi
nage. Let us get on with our rollicking, roistering fun
show, American History 101.
Dr. Magruder: Today we will. dramatize the taut and
tingling story of John Smith and Pocahontas. I will play
Captain Smith and Miss Crimscott will play Pocahontas.
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