Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (May 1, 1957)
Wednesday, May 1, 1957
The Daily Nebraskan
Daily Nebraskan Editorials:
uvi'n s sex violet
LINUS.. ANK YOU VERY MUCH
SOME FRENCH-FRIES WITH A
RUB3ER BAND AROUND THEM!
THESE ARE FOR
lY ) V YOU BECAUSE I
- X I IfC Vrtl
0JUAT DID ME 6IVE VOU?
" It's Senator John Adams' turn to be com
mended for bis introduction of a resolution which
would ask the Chancellor and the Regents to
explain and justify a recently announced tuition
increase for the University.
Sen. Adams was acting in good faith when he
told the members of the Legislature that what
he was doing had the concurrence of the entire
student body of the University.
When he had presented the resolution before
the floor of the Unicameral he had said that he
hoped students from the University would fill
the galleries of the legislative chamber for the
discussion on the proposal.
However, the Daily Nebraskan observed that
fewer than ten students had the interest in the
resolution to be seen at the debate.
This, Is, no doubt, an Indication of the apathy
of the student body of the University. And there's
tro excuse for it. Perhaps the Daily Nebraskan
has been wrong to presume that students are
concerned over the tuition increase.
Perhaps we were wrong to assume that stu
dent body does not like the idea of a tuition
At any rate, the students failed to be seen and
failed to show their interest in the resolution.
We can't blame the Legislators for assuming
that the student body didn't care what was said.
Senator Adams, who made the only floor
speech on the resolution, said that the appear
ance of Universities could do no harm. "It hurts
nobody to hear (the truth)," he declared.
And he was right. If the legislators knew that
there was deep concern over the matter where
x that deep concern hurt most in the heart of the
student body the atmosphere might have been
The senator's resolution received five favor
able votes. Twenty-three members opposed the
resolution. Where the other members of the
legislature were we do not know.
They, too, may have been struck with this
Students can no longer charge that they have
no one to fight for them on the floor of the
legislature. They can only charge themselves
with negligence and pay the extra money to the
cashiers next fall.
With all the hubub over Spring Day and Ivy
Day students are apt to forget about the All
University elections Monday. Many fraternity
houses will fine their members if they fail to
- However, the right to cast the ballot carries
with it certain responsibilities which are often
forgotten by members of the body public.
In the first pla$ we can all recall the signs
and announcements of last fall which admon
ished voters to vote, but not to vote in the dark.
Student elections have fallen to the level of
popularity contests and there they will stay
until active campaigns are allowed on the.
The Daily Nebraskan deplores the fact that
many students will be voting for men and
women of whom they know nothing.
It is a shame when people have the privilege
to cast a ballot that the privilege is abused and
Only through allowing a system of active
campaigns on the campus will the position of a
true election ever be established on our campus.
When the Daily Nebraskan asked some of the
candidates for the offices on the student council
to explain their positions' the candidates an
swered that they would need time to investigate
the issues and report. However, a qualified
candidate should have full knowledge of what's
going on on this campus and be prepared with
a definite stand on each issue.
There are many questions which student coun
cil candidates should be asked.
And the Daily Nebraskan charges that each
and every student who will be taking his place
at the polls Monday should corner the candidates
and find out what his stand is on each issue
before the election decides whether a candidate
Among the questions which the candidates
might be asked are:
1) How do you stand on the tuition increase at
the University? Do you feel that the student
"council as a representative body of the popula
tion of the University should present a petition
to the Regents showing the results of the council
poll of student opinion opposing such an increase
From The Editor's Desk:
A word or two
and demand action to repeal the increase?
2) How do you think the student representa
tion on faculty committees is functioning? If
you were elected would you demand that stu
dents should be given their constitutionally
deemed power of serving on these committees?
3) Do you believe that the student council
should retain its constitutionally approved
power of appointing members to faculty com
mittees as provided in Article VI, section 2?
4) Do you believe in the right of the students
to maintain their own campus newspaper with
out interference from any department in the
5) Where do you stand on the Building Code
which has been proposed by the University
Health Services? Do you feel it is fair to all
elements on the campus?
6) Do you feel that the constitution of the
council is adequate?
Sharp-shooting candidates for the council will
be able to answer these questions (which aren't
really "pointed.") Those candidates who are
self-professed "qualified" students for the jobs
can still take notice and may possibly "get hep"
with the times.
At least every student who will vote has an
obligation to his conscience to discover whether
or not candidates for the council are worth
The "Flat Hat" of William and Mary College
in Williamsburg, Virginia, points out (quoting
from James Cardinal Gibbons) that "Reform
mustome from within, not from without. You
cannot legislate for virtue."
It may be a little prudish to mention this on
the days before Spring and Ivy festivities. But
sober students can take the words into considera
tion, and possibly, take them to heart.
The University is in enough trouble what with
the Budget Blues and what have you. Legis
lators who might get wind of a spring bacchinal
at the University could blow the top- off any
hopes for any budget increases.
before you go .
By FRED DALY
. With the fourth year draw
tog' quickly to its termination,
a senior sometimes likes to
take a few minutes off from
trying to graduate and think
'about what he has learned and
discoverd during his college
Most graduates, by osmosis,
If nothing else, manage to pick
up a few facts and perhaps a
little understanding from their
courses. This is compounded
from semester to semester
until at the end you have a
bead crammed full of miscel
laneous bits. You hope that
perhaps they will mean some
thing in application, but you're
You have made a number of
friends in the University,
usually, and quite a few casual
acquaintances you can em
brace at 20th-anniversary-of-graduation
friends come and go, like the
seasons. Most of them you
jvill never see again.
You have, so they say,
learned to get along with
people. You certainly have to
in any group-living circum
stance, or you would go quite
out of your mind.
You may have, fortunately
or unfortunately, learned
something about politics. Noth
ing can match campus politics
for competition, stealth, back
scratching and back-stabbing.
It is a valuable learning
ground, but not exactly re
freshing. What is perhaps the most
valuable thing to learn, how
ever,' is understanding just
how much you don't know.
Then sometime when you have
time you can take steps to
rectify the situation.
Finally, there isn't anyone
who won't admit it has been a
grind, although the most valu
able grind you will ever under
take. Curse that Milton Caniff!
For months he had all Amer
ica pulsing with strain won
dering whether or not little
Stumphill would win the bas
Now that wretch has con
nived to get poor little Poteet
fallen in love with some name
less lout who writes rather
All right, Milton we give
up. You can come out from
behind your smug smile and
tell us who it is (as if we
cared, of course).
Rumor has it that they have
closed off the pits. Now if
someone was to rent a light
plane, and get a chart of the
area and a pair of binoculars,
why . . .
Since school has been called
off Friday because of Spring
Day, the Daily Nebraskan will
be distributed to organized
houses, the Spring Day events
grounds, Union, Ag Union,
dormitories and administrative
Featured will be Ivy Day,
Spring Day, the Farmer's Fair
and Union's Birthday Party,
There will be the traditional
Rag Racing Form for the
Mystic Societies. Try and
stump the experts!
The Daily Nebraskan
FIFTY-FIVE YEARS OLD
Efember: Associated Collegiate Press
Representative: National Advertising Service,
Published at: Room 20, Student Union
14th & R
Xl,m tBf NxbrftohM W ovbtfhrt Mnndar. Tomdftir,
fl'oiuMwlar ana t" riant !arfii the acluxil t, osctpt
ring . and mum! rrtl. and ") tu It
ubtijit4 dri Auxt, bf tndrat of th l'Hvrlr
f !fhrk nndwr tM othorlr,tlB of i.m l!ommltr
tM fttiutent A!n at ? rrMlcrti of tudent opinion.
IbWo1jmi mfr th riIS .Mnn of tha hulK-ommHlrff
9 fci .!-.! fnliliratlnna uluill hi frxc from rdltorlal
wy,hmu ea ti part of tl ftutHoimmittm or on th
fart VI mfmhr of o faculty of the I nlvnmllr. of
f - tm urt of unt prmm outald th Ijnlvcnlly. 1 ho
pwmhor of th K.hraakau luff ara (wrxmallr ro
',.,,,".:) Utt what tb iy or da or eanaa to ba
If rfnrr ioo-
Kii!-Hi4inn rain ara $tM per trmnHn or If for
: wmUmM! )rr.
tt'Urr-H a 'nd ! mattrr at tha ptmt offln al
aJnwia IsaltnuUu, under tha act of AuMtt a, ISU.
editor d Daljr
Managing- Editor Jack Voltmu
Editorial Fan Editor.... Dick Shut-rat
New Edlton Sara Jonas, Bob Ireland
porta Editor Bob Martal
Copy Editor. Art Blaekman, Carol frank
Georga Mayor, Boa WarholMkl
Night Nowa Editor.... Art Blaekmaa
lit Edlto. Waltar Paltorwm
tafl rhntocrapber ' lwhj
IW- ax-r'tary Julia Powell
toelrty Editor............. Earre.U
Reporter. .Diana Maxwell, Mary Patternon,
KmmlB Llmpo, Keith Hmltta. Knb
ftrtminlt, Mara Hall, J-U Carl In,
, Mike Loach. Larry Krlllunn
Staff Wrltrg Cynthia 7.ian, Bob Wlra, Gary
Bod fen, Stan Wldman.
Rimini Manacw (Wta Mdp
A,i.tnt BuaioaM Mauar............. Larry Ep.telo
Tom Weff, ifry Heiirtln
Circulation Htumf . la Wwrta
The letter I received via "Letter
ip" proves one thing I have
two readers Frank Ross and
myself. Mr. Ross thinks I have
no business writing a column. I
thank him for his long letter. I
feel honored I should rate so many
and so big words.
Good news has been released
from Wash. D.C., Ike is over his
cold. I wish the best of health to
President Eisenhower. Now that
he is well again maybe we will be
able to hear something from Capi
tol hill besides the day-to-day ac
count of his ill health.
George Moyer just stopped in
and said that at the morning ses
sion of the legislature they voted
on the Adams Resolution. The
Adams Resolution was a measure
to allow the Unicameral to hear
a report by University officials be
fore the assembly to explain and
justify the recent tuition increase.
The vote was, get this, 5 for, 15
against, and 23 abstaining. This
may mean something of signifi
cance. Although the Senators are not
voting against the measure it
seems they are afraid to vote for
it. At least this is my opinion.
Two other things I offer: Sen.
Adams said, "It hurts nobody to
hear the truth." I agree. He said
'In what I am doing I have the
concurrence of the entire student
body of the University." I agree.
The Congress is beginning to re
alize the people mean business
when they cry for economy. Their
crys are becoming louder and are
increasing in number. Senator
Johnson of Texas, Democratic
Floor Leader, said, "I've never
seen such a strong demand for
economy in government." Senator
Knowland of California, GOP Lead
er had the following to say about
"Interest in economy is in no
sense diminished. The contacts
members had at home accentuated
the desire for cutting the budget."
Both parties agree to the de
mand for budget cuts. Only the
v future will tell what each will do
to actually reduce it. This I look
for: (1) the Senate to approve the
reduction of President Eisenhow
er's request for new money by $1,
141,000,000 that was recently pas
sed by the House. (2) President
Eisenhower and department
heads to continue to man their
guns against budget cuts which
would be "harmful to the United
States in the conduct of its for
eign affairs." (3) New demands
for budget cuts in areas other
than defense, state and natural re
Latest news on the GOP "mod
ern Republicanism" is the interest
Republican leaders are putting
into an effort to get Vice Presi-
Tha Dally Xebratkan will accept for
publication any letter sent to It which
It aot Khclnus and which Is limed by
the writer. Pen names will be allowed
It the author of Hie letter "permits hit
letter to be kept on file in the Dally
Nebraskan office for public tcrutlny.
To the Editor:
When investigators start looking
into a man's personality and deny
ing him the previlege of ctitzenship
because of his past some indigna
tion is bound to arise in the na
The William Worthy case is such
an example, I believe. 'During the
second World War Worthy had
some questionable experiences and
Senator Hruska said that all of his
background was considered before
he was denied a renewal of his
I understand that the state de
partment does not question the
right of a citizen to go where he
must go and do the jobs which are
legitimate. And yet they would
deny to a newspaperman the right
of earning a dollar at the job he is
best suited for.
Well, if the people of the United
States began searching in the
closets of all the members of the
United States Senate and drew in
ferences from each little thing they
saw, perhaps we would be in a
The Editor of the New York
Post, James Wechsler, said March
30 that the criticism of J. F. Dulles
has been remarkably subdued de
spite "a voluminous record of
Perhaps because our chief diplo
mat has made some mistakes in
the past it would be in the interest
of the national welfare to deny
him the passport which takes him
to the four corners of the world to
bungle our relations with our coun
tries. All things being equal it looks as
if his record is just as bad as
some of the "mistakes" Worthy
is reported to have made during
the war. And many people claim
that he is detrimental to the wel
fare of the United States.
I for one would much rather see
a man like Worthy go to a country,
and get the facts and report them
so the American people can know
what is going on behind the Iron
and Bamboo Curtains.
And I, for one, am against allow
ing Dulles to travel the globe for
his trips are not entirely in the
interest of our national "good
To the Editor:
The processes of Student Repre
sentative Government have
reached a new low on this cam
pus. We see more restrictions placed
upon student campaigning, fewer
students participating in the elec
tions and more attacks upon the
system by members of the Faculty
Instead of our present student
governments (elected bodies of all
of our colleges) facing this attack
head on, they are proving every
thing that has been charged by
the Senate to be correct.
At the present time our student
officers are not representative of
the entire student body because of
severe limitations placed on cam
paigns by the student constitutions
and present student committees on
elections. If we expect active par
ticipation in student government
we should make it as easy as pos
sible for the voting body to be a
part of it. We should not place the
maximum amount of restrictions
I condemn the practice of popu
larity contests and submit that
members of student governments
should be elected upon merit and
their knowledge of the problems
of the student body.
Wayne J. Thompson
To the Editor:
I'll bet a lot of faculty members
wished they were chairman of the
Mitchell committee, so they could
get an Outstanding Teacher Award.
This sort of thing worked well
last year, you may recall. Dr.
Pfeiler was given the $1,000 dona
tion, and promptly wrote a letter
supporting the administration,
chastising Dr. Mitchell, and cru
cifying The Nebraskan.
One wonders how promptly the
results of this year's donation will
become public knowledge, and the
Mitchell case will be officialy
Jim Jorgensen "Aggie"
ENTIRE PARK WILL OPEN
SATURDAY, MAY 4
SWIM - PICNIC - PLAY - SKATE
PUIS TO PACK VP FOR A PICMC AIM)
PLAYTIME AT THE BEACH SATURDAY!
FREE ADMISSION AT THE MAIN GATE FREE
AND CONVENIENT PARKING AREA!
m'Sv-arH WMMIHnW m ifftllkyaannap 1 VKr-sM
m. Pl! t I
dent Nixon off his neutral stand.
Nixon has been, like Ike, follow
ing a path of caution. He seldom
makes anv Dublic statements about
political tassols other than on the
stand set down by Ike, however
I believe that very soon he will
be pressured into a statement on
this. I base my opinion on trje
party's unreliance to allow a num
ber one coiitender for the Repub
lican nomination for President int
1960 to hold a policy which they
may not approve. Meanwhile the
conservative and liberal wings will
continue to hassel over who is a
modern Republican, a nineteenth
- Century Republican or just a plain
Republican. I place myself in th
LITTLE MAN ON CAMPUS by Dick Bibfer
fflfttf fr uWENOW-VO THINK K ) ?
M A KEROKT ON SOUTH ) W C
I jV (Author of -Banfoot Boy Mt Cnk.r ( e.f
THE THUNDERING MARCH
Today, as everyone knows, is the forty-sixth anni
versary of the founding of Gransmire College for Women
which, as everyone knows, was the first Progressive
Education college in the United States.
Well do I recollect the tizzy in the academic world
when Gransmire first opened its portals ! What a buzx
there was, what a brouhaha in faculty common rooms,
what a rattling of teacups, when Dr. Agnes Thudd Siga
foos, first president of Gransmire, lifted her shaggy head
and announced defiantly, "This here is no stuffy, old
fashioned college. This here, by gum, is Progressiva
Education. We will teach the student, not the course.
There will be no marks, no exams, no requirements, We
will break the iron mold of orthodoxy,' hey."
Well sir, forward-looking maidens all over the country
cast off their fetters and came rushing to New Hampshire
to enroll at Gransmire. Here they found freedom. They
broadened their vistas. They lengthened their horizons.
They unstopped their bottled personalities. They roamed
the campus in to?as, leading ocelots on leashes.
And, of course, they smoked Philip Morris. (I say
"of course." Why do I say "of course"? I say "of course"
because it is a matter of course that anyone in search
of freedom should naturally turn to Philip Morris, for
Philip Morris is a natural smoke, with no filter to get
in the way of its true tobacco taste.)
But all was net Philip Morris and ocelots. There was
work and study too - not in the ordinary sense, for there
were no formal classes. Instead there was a broad
approach to enlarging each girl's potentials.
late die course cjled dftic B?for&itt$
Take, for example, the course called B.M.S. (Basic
Motor Skills). B.M.S. was divided into L.D. (Lying
Down),S.U. (Standing Up) and W. (Walking). Once
the student had mastered L.D. and S.U., she was taught
to W. -but not just to W. any old way! No, sif I She
was taught to W. with poise, dignity, bearing! To incul
, cate a sense of balance in the girl, she began her exercises
by walking with a suitcase in each hand. (One girl, Mary
Ellen Dorgenicht, got so good at it that today she is bell
captain at the Dinkier-Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.)
When the girls had walking under their belts, they
' were allowed to dance. Again no formality was imposed.
They were simply told to fling themselves about in any
way their impulses dictated, and believe you me, it was
quite an impressive sight to see them go bounding into
the woods with their togas flying. (Several later joined
the U. S. Forestry Service.)
There was also a lot of finger painting and gourd
rattling and sculpture with coat hangers and all like that,
and soon the fresh wind of Progressivism came whistling
out of Gransmire to blow the ancient dust of pedantry
off curricula everywhere, and today, thanks to the tio
neers at Gransmire, we are all free, every man-jack of us.
If you are ever in New Hampshire, be sure to visit
the Gransmire campus. It is now a tannery.
0 Max Shulmaa. 1957
. And be tare to light a Philip MorrU trhen you vltit Grangmire,
or anywhere eUe for that matter, bneaute Philip MorrU li
ulwayt a naturally perfect companion and brlngi you thl$
column enrh week and U Ignltable at either end.
Powered by Open ONI