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The Daily Nebraskan
Friday, May 3, 1957
Daily Nebraskan Editorials:
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A possible extension of student responsibility
In their own affairs will come to a vote of the
student body Monday. This vote will determine
whether or not the Student Council will continue
its plans to instigate a student tribunal on this
What student voters will decide upon is only
a proposed charter. Before a student judiciary
could be put into operation it would have to be
approved by the Administration. Thus, Monday's
vote will be mainly an indication of student
A Council committee has been working on
this student tribunal for more than a year. The
committee and the Council itself have given the
matter a good deal of time and thought, and
have drafted a plan they think fits the needs of
There is still, however, the matter of student
approval. Before such an overwhelming change
in student government could be made it must be
aired thoroughly. A student tribunal would mean
much more than just another activity for inter
ested students to dabble in it would mean that
students violating University rules would be
judged by their peers, and not by the Office of
According to the proposed charter. "The pur
pose of this Tribunal shall be to serve as the
student court on matters of student discipline
Affairs and or agencies of the Faculty Senate."
that are referred to it by the Division of Student
Affairs. The tribunal would then recommend a
decision to the body that originally referred the
case to it.
Thus, while faculty offices and bodies would
still have final say on action taken and punish
ments levied, student transgressors would still
have to be judged by their fellows. The mem
bers of the tribunal would be at least juniors in
the University, with high cumulative averages.
There would be two faculty members sitting as
judges. The Council itself would elect student
members, as they now do for the Board of Pub
lications. Students should not go into this election with
out thinking of the effect it would have on the
student body. There would be more student re
sponsibility in student affairs; there would be
increased student voice in campus affairs; and,
perhaps most important, students would have
the chance to show they are able of taking care
Haste Makes Waste
Th Interfraternity Council learned a lesson
Wednesday night when they rescinded their
action of April 10 and made "spiking" illegal.
Previously the group had voted to make
spiking legal but the Wednesday action came
after an enlightened young man stated that
the earlier decision had been made too hastily.
And it had.
fraternities . didn't seem to realize what
would happen if spiking had been legal. It was
a bad enough state of affairs when spiking was
illegal or when it was undefined and rushees
didn't know what to do much less the fra
ternity men themselves.
However the action of Wednesday evening
has one very good element to it. Now there
can be no question as to what Ls the stand of
the IFC on the spiking situation. There was
no secret pact signed to our knowledge and
there will be no legal spiking.
The way to keep such a program intact would
be for the fraternity men to be watchdogs
unto themselves. That isn't too much to ask.
And since they have chosen to be forword and
straight and narrow about the whole situation,
then in theory at least, we can expect great
things from rushing by the members of the IFC.
The Consul General of Korea visited the in any one area of the world. It strikes hard on
University campus Thursday and called upon the hearts of any liberty loving American
Americans to back his nation in its fight for citizen.
Chu Young Han said that the United Nations
forces did not win the war in Korea. Rather
it gave the Communists a victory. He added
that the Korean people must be given freedom
of action to defend themselves in case they
are invaded from the north. "The Communists
have violated the truce which they made almost
to the letter. We should say that the truce is
cull and void and be given a chance to defend
ourselves from the Communist threat," he
The Korean people are a brave lot. Their
government is only eight and one half years
old and yet it has been churned by a major
The American people in all their idealism and
in their great crusade for a free world should
stand behind that nation in her vital struggle
for unification. "If we do not unify under a
free flag," Mr. Chu stated, "we will be unified
under the flag of the Communists."
There is a real challenge for complacent
Americans. The fight for freedom is not isolated
It looks like the University's budget will
meet with a real battle when it reaches the
floor of the Unicameral if Thursday's unprece
dented action is any indication.
The minority report lists five points which
it feels are sufficient reasons for the Gover
nor's original recommendation of 3.2 million
dollar increase in NU's budget to be accepted.
The committee minority report stated that
the governor's request is not only "fair and
reasonable but is the lowest estimated amount
on which the University can operate to the best
advantage of the entire state during the coming
The Daily Nebraskan had urged that the
chancellor's original budget request of $5.5
million be added to the budget figures. Since
that seems impossible under present condi
tionsunless there is a strong reversal of
legislative opinion the minority report should
be accepted and the University should be
allowed as much as possible to continue the
battle for growth so necessary in a compli
From The Editor's Desk:
A word or two
before you go . .
By FRED DALY
Tomorrow is a Day of Reck
oning for a number of junior
men and women, who will be
masked and "tapped" for
membership in the senior
While the selection of Inno
cents and Mortar Boards is
the climax of the day, there
is a great deal more to Ivy
In the morning there is the
presentation of the May Queen
and her court, and the tradi
tional planting of the Ivy.
These ceremonies date back
to the beginning of Ivy Day
almost 60 years ago. This is
perhaps the most beautiful
part of the day.
Later, towards noon, is the
sorority sing. The court then
In the afternoon men's and
women's houses placing tops
in scholarship-activity compe
tition are honored, as are the
man and woman having the
highest - overall averages for
the senior class. Early after
noon is also the time for the
Finally, the announcer ad
vises all junior women to
come down from the stands to
the grassy area. Here they all
arrange themselves with their
respective houses and friends,
and look straight ahead while
a girl in a black mask walks
slowly through the crowd un
til, with a flurry of robes and
excited shrieks from the crowd
a new member of Mortar
Board is masked.
Whpn the women are
through, 13 stone faces in red
robes file slowly into the area.
All junior men are urged to
come out and stand, waiting.
A red robe walks quickly
through the crowd, pauses,
moves on. He stops again,
turns, the crowd presses back,
and with thunder of feet a new
Innocent is "tapped."
This has been going on for
years . . . ever since 1903. But
each year the same excite
ment reigns, and even those
who are "sure things" get a
rather strange feeling inside.
And all of Ivy Day the sing
ing, pageantry, honors is a
matter of tradition held dear
by University graduates.
Like graduation, for in
stance. Gall and bitter wormwood
department: The Dent student
racing out of Andrews Hall,
still clad in white smock,
white cap and white mask, to
put up the top of his convert
ible when the rains came
Thursday. No word as yet
from the patient.
It is fate smiling, nothing
else For two years now the
Union has brought a carnival
here for its birthday party.
And, for the second year, it
rains. We need the rain, sure,
but why on the weekends?
The recent Saturday Eve
ning Post. came out with its
usual little bit on taking sec
tions of maps of states, so
that people can guess what
state the particular little seg
ments belong to.
This last issue included the
particular part of Nebraska
wherein lie the fabled Pits
Ashland and surrounding lo
cality. The Post harbinger of
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Editor Fred Daly
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New Eaitor Sara Jones, Bob Ireland
Sports Editor Bob Mart!
Copy Editor . Art Blacknuui. Carole Frank
George Moyer, Ron Warholoskl
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Society Editor an t arrctl
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Kmmle Llmpn, Keith Smith, Bob
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Mike Lough. Larry Keillson
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Rodgers, Stan VVIdman.
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The Campus Green
The end came suddenly.
With a grumbling roar and a belch of smcke
Souls escaping from their mutilated shells.
Gasped in the heat and disintegrated
Like dandelion clocks
Dissapated by a child's casual puff.
Fleeing animals fell exhausted
In the burning grass-hair of che earth.
And a child's hand lay severed in the dust,
Its blood drained fingers still clutching
A toy gun.
The world is dead; murdered by its own stupidity.
All that is left a small, grey moth
Fluttering nervously round the last flame,
Darting in close, it is devoured by the heat.
The flame dies down, and quite quietly
Without even a whimper,
All life is gone
Clare C. Cooper
To the Editor:
Why do we have to have such a
useless day as Spring Day, which
is only an excuse for a longer
weekend for the students to patron
ise the local pubs? Those of us
who take college seriously don't
like to be cheated out of a day of
education which costs us more and
more each year.
If we must have a day off, why
net have a "Culture Day" since
Nebraska is such a cultural des
ert? Morrill Hall has a fine art
gallery, yet how many students
would walk across the campus to
look at these art exhibits? The
many fine lecturers who speak at
the University are heard by only
a handful of the students. Most
students won't walk a hundred
yards to hear a lecture, but will
drive miles to find a town that
sells beer on Sunday. And I can
say most know where to go. Why
don't the students on this day try
something different for a change,
like staying sober?
tITTLE MAN ON CAMPUS
by Dick Bibler
Today and tomorrow, the cam
pus will attempt to climb out of
its rut of daily existence. Fun
making and tradition will lend
their hands and I'm sure they
will be successful. It is quite a se
rious matter, however, when
campus spirit must constantly be
reserved for special occasions or
Campus enthusiasm and support
have become so weak that Ne
braska is rapidly falling below
the standards which are the basic
structure of the average Univer
sity. It is still possible to stir up
the fire for a short period of time,
such as a winning touchdown or
three-legged race; but what hap
pens between the falling of the
leaves and their returning? The
Union has curtailed its entertain
ment schedule, paying formals
balance a constant financial tight
rope; and one of the basic ele
ments of Universities everywhere,
progressive jazz, is known only to
During the recent shifting of the
"cultural sands" not one word
was spoken about Americas only
original art form. Perhaps it's ask
ing too much to expect non-lovers
of jazz to occasionally renounce
their daily diet of top-ten and
By CINDY ZSCHAU
Baptists and Disciples of Chirst
Sunday: 5 p.m., supper and ques
tion night disucussion led by Mr.
Wednesday: 12:30 p.m., chapel.
B'nai B'rith Hellel Foundation
Friday: 8 p.m., service at South
Street Temple 20 & South.
Friday: 8 p.m., service at Con
greagation Tifereth Israel, 32 &
Saturday: 8 and 10:30 a.m., serv
ices at Congregation Tifereth Is
rael. Christian Science Organization
Thursday: 7-7:30 p.m., worship
in Room 316 of the Union.
Lutheran Student House
35 No. 16
Sunday: 9:45 a.m., Bible class;
10:3; a.m., coffee hour; 11 a.m.,
Holy Communsion; 2-5 p.m., open
house; 5 p.m., LSA meeting dis
cussing "Tanganyika" with slides
and a talk by Miss Vivian Gulleen,
a missionary on leave.
Methodist Student House
Sunday: 5 p.m., Wesley Fireside
supper and program at the Ag Stu
dent House. Meet at the city cam
pus student house at 4:45 p.m.
Newman Catholic Center
Satuaday: 7 p.m., Mr. and Mrs.
Club weiner roast.
Sunday: 8, 9, 10, 11 a.m. and 12
noon, masses; 2-5 p.m., married
students Day of Recollection.
Monday through Friday: 6:45
and 7:15 a.m., masses.
333 No. 14
Sunday: 5:30-7:30 p.m., forum on
"Religion in Psychiatry" led by
Dr. Harlan Hermann.
Tuesday: 7 p.m., Sigma Eta Chi.
Wednesday: 7 p.m., vespers;
7:30 p.m., non-Christian religions.
University Episcopal Chapel
- 346 No. 12
Sunday: 9 a.m., Holy Commun
ion; 11 a.m., Holy Communion;
6:30 p.m., Canterbury Club.
Tuesday: 10 a.m., Holy Commu
nion. Wednesday: 7 a.m., Holy Com
munion; 7 p.m., choir rehearsal;
8 p.m., Inquirer's Group.
Thursday: V. a.m., Holy Com
munion. University Lutheran Chapel
15 & Q
Sunday: 10:45 a.m., worship;
5:30 p.m., Gamma Delta supper
followed by discussions on "Order
of Worship Biblical Basis".
Wednesday: 7 p.m., choir rehear
sal. Thursday: 3:30-5:30 p.m., coffee
hours; 7 p.m., doctr.ne group.
listen in on the modern world.
Usually when jazz is mentioned
people include it under everything
from be-bop to rock and roll. Prog
ressive music is not the product
of a group of crazed dope addicts
or fjgitives from mental institu
tions. It is the very deliberate effort
of musicians capable of playing
everything from Bach to Elling
ton. Things have reached a se
rious low when Grand Ole Opery
fills Pershing Auditorium while a
few months earlier Birdland Stars
of '57, Chris Conners, Chet Baker,
Jazz Messengers and Herbie Mann
didn't even pay the light bill at
On campus, a few isolated in
dividuals have attempted to ad
vance the cause of good music.
Musicians such as Tuffy Epstein
have played sounds worthy of any
modern recording group. Hi Fi
men have kept the LP's of Bru
beck, Garner, and Kenton from
collecting dust on music store
The most original solution to the
problem was recently mentioned to
me by Pete Laughlin, University
.radio and TV announcer. Pete is
interested in starting a Jazz so
ciety for students who like jazz or
would be interested in learning
what it is. If you are interested or
have any suggestions write me
care of the Daily Nebraskan. Per
haps, you agree it's about time
that good music be heard; we'll be
glad to hear from you.
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