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    Monday, Moy 13, 1957
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Daily Nebraskan Editorials:
Study Problem
If a legislative resolution were adopted by the
members erf the Unicameral perhaps there would
be a greater assurance that the representatives
of the people of Nebraska would discover the
needs of higher educational Institutions.
So far in the present session of the Legislature
the University and its pressing needs have been
dealt with by men who did not want the officers
of the University to stand before them and dis
cuss the difficult es the University is meeting in
these times.
You will recall that a resolution offered by
Sea. John Adams of Omaha to bring the chan
cellor and the Regents before the Unicam to
discuss the reasons the tuition was hiked was
nipped in th. bud after only one man Sen.
Adams tad msde a speech in favor of the
resolution he had engineered.
From the looks of resolution No. 25 the Legis
lative Council would have to dig pretty deeply in
the problems of higher education.
For example soma of the points which the
group would take up are:
1) Should enrollments at the University and
state teacher colleges continue on an unre
stricted basis?
2) If admissions continue unrestricted how
shall the cost of meeting the national competi
tion for adequate faculty be met and how shall
adequate physical facilities be provided?
X) Should tuition charged by the state schools
be increased?
Now we presume that the chancellor and his
advisors had to meet each one of these problems
squarely before they came up with the budget
they placed before the Legislature and the Gov
ernor, Dr. Hardin had gone over projected enroll
ment figures, physical facility needs and teacher
needs for the biennium, at least, and came to the
conclusion that the University to operate safely
must have $5.5 million more than the school last
It is presumed that the Legislative Committee,
if it makes as thorough a study, will come to the
same conclusions. After all, we are all very well
aware that there is a gigantic competition on the
college teacher market and the value of a fine
instructor has skyrocketed.
We are aware that if you want to educate 1500
more students than are being instructed at the
present date you will either have to increase
the, staff or increase the working hours of the
present staff, either solution meaning more
money to the faculties.
And although these things seem obvious to
those of us who have the problems right here in
our laps they might not seem obvious to the
legislators who have not only the University but
the myriad of state services to worry about.
Therefore it is the hope of the Daily Ne
braskan that the resolution will be passed. It is
our hope that the members of the Unicameral
will get a disinterested picture of the educational
crisis dropped into their hands at the offset of
the next legislative session.
Senators Waldo, Otto and are to be
commended for introducing this vital measure
before the assembled representatives.
Great Hopes
Council upon three unexcused absences."
We further suggest that if the council at the
present time cannot direct that the recording
secretary present the rolls to the president peri
odically to check on these absences, paragraph
"e." of section two and Article VI of the con
stitution defining the duties of the recording sec
retary be amended to give this power.
There is not really any "blame" to be placed
on any member of the council for failing to oust
members of the old group for missing meetings
since there had been a precedent established in
the past by the executive committee.
We believe, rather, that a more unified council
which can get a job done will result when the
constitution is clarified as to the duties of the
Precedent is a strong weapon in formulating
opinion on any group. And the Daily Nebraskan
believes that when a precedent gets out of hand
a definite modification 9 u the constitution allow
ing such precedent ' j be set should be made.
Time Test
From the ACP:
An interesting hobby, practiced by few, is to
sit in a quiet place and worry about whether
our contemporary arts will siand the test of
time and other classics.
Classics are determined by one of two things:
either they are of benefit to mankind in any
civilization of they honestly and clearly rfoiet
the times of which they are written.
We are living in a period of great change. The
change has been, and in fact still is, coming
about so fast that it is causing tension and
unrest. People are struggling to get a foothold.
Our art and music clearly show this struggle.
The literature of our contemporary writers
tells of the everyday problems that confront us.
They give accurate pictures of people and of
the world we live in.
Signs of the times indicate there are great
hopes for the Student Council in the coming
The Daily Nebraskan has predicted that the
Council will do fine things in the coming year.
We have outlined a program which might be
jvrofitable for the student representative to
But before any steps in seven league boots
can be made a few matters within the Council
should be settled.
These include a stronger definition of terms of
what the duties of the officers are, a search into
penalties for missed meetings and a possible
constitutional amendment enforcing these points.
In past years when members of the Council
have missed meetings with a relatively valid
excuse such as sickness, student teaching, trips
for the University an unwritten precedent has
been established allowing more than the consti
tutionally allotted number of absences.
Now that the past president of the council has
declared this precedent in the form of a formal
decision from the chair the rule will be on the
records that the president can declare the rolls
of a meeting invalid.
ast judiciary committees, according to Bruce
Brugmann, the outgoing president of the council,
have merely overlooked the matter when a
member of the council has passed his excusable
number of absences.
An.l since the precedent has been written
down, tne Daily Nebraskan offers the Council
the suggestion that the precedent be overruled
next semester and the sixth part of paragraph
"a." of the section of the constitution which out
lines the duties of the president be enforced to
the letter. If this is not done or if it is totally
impractical for it to be done, the Daily Ne
braskan suggest an amendment to the constitu
tion giving a practical solution to this rather
touchy question.
The paragraph cited states that the president
"shall remove any member from the Student
From The Editor's Desk:
A word or two
before you go . . .
By FRED DALY the Coliseum with your di- hearing results public. We
Editor ploma. Family and friends students are rather interested
. . , . gather around looking hot and in this business, too.
Why is it that when you get ,lttr ' a
my " ; weary, and someone takes
eu,end. 711 picture, with a Kodak. Next to Spring Day, the
everything happens at once? m m Wgh KbaA track meet
B seems a little sneaky, jrducated Man. You can't is the best bad-weather
tmie8, write Occupation: Student on prompter in this part of the
First, there are papers and official forms anymore. You state. If this wasn't an agri
reports to get in, last-minute can,t raise heU on Saturday cultural, economy, it might
hour tests to be sprung, and nights and write it off as boy- seem a little unfair after
semester projects to be hand- .pts. awhile,
d in. You, son, are one of the
Then there are finals which, Leaders of Tomorrow. Fright- Have you ever gone down to
after four years, don't get any ening, isn't it? the Capitol Building and tried
easier. to anything without sacri-
After finals, for some, What, pray, has happened to ficing your self-esteem? There
comes graduation (or lfcst- the "Mitchell Case" hearings are little halls and little rooms
minute plans for summer that culminated a long series and little passageways and lit
school). A great number of of accusations and rebuttals . tie people racing about being
ROTC graduates can look for- last spring? bureaucratic and efficient
ward to six months, two years Now that they have been looking,
or three years of Keeping completed and the committee The reason the legislature is
America Safe for Democracy. is supposedly in the process of so conservative and a little
For a few lucky ones gradu- drafting a decision, the only hardcase at times is probably
ate and professional schools filing that remains in the because they keep getting lost
loom ahead. And there iss of whole affair is for this deci- all the time,
course, marriage. This takes sion to be released to the That is probably as good a
more preparation and fuss public. reason as any.
than anything else. Please, Committee on Aca- .
And then, suddenly, it is all demic Privilege and Tenure. Happy Mother's Day, moth
over. Yon find yourself stand- don't wait until we have all ers everywhere. And Monday
inf rather foolishly in front of gone home before making the is wash-day, you know.
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-rsanford mcConnell
The results of last week's Sel
leck Quad elections were very en
couraging. The votes cast for the
new president, Blaine McClary, out
number those received by the
leading Arts A Science student
councilman. Independents are at
last turning out to vote on issues.
I was recently talking to a stu
dent from Colorado State College.
In their recent elections candidates
received record support. Of course
he felt that many of the students
who voted did so because voting
machines were used and most stu
dents just wanted to see how a
voting machine operated. Regard
less of the real reason why the
students voted, te fact remians
that they did which is something
that can't be said for the large
majority here at Nebraska.
It looks as if the University will
gradually adopt the policy which
governs the standards of most pri
vately owned eastern schools:
"Education for the minority is ed
ucation for none." Rising tuition,
shortened exam periods, and larger
enrollments are gradually raising
the opportunity for higher educa
tion past the reach of many.
To be quite realistic, when state
universities start matching pri
vate schools, cost wise, students
who can afford to pay the increase
will start transferring and those
who can't will be forced to drop
out of .school. This means that
many students who might other
wise remain at Nebraska will move
to other parts of the country or
not be qualified for jobs requiring
a degreee.
The governor is presently taking
advantage of the desire "of the
average voter, "let's cut the budget
and bring down taxes." The whole
things seems quite practical un
less you happen to be attending
To the Editor:
It is interesting to note that Basil
Rathbone has a "new" view of
Midwestern culture. Isn't he the
one who declared that the au
diences in this part of the coun
try are vety receptive? And isn't
he the one who took issue with
poet Shapiro on the subject?
Seemingly, Mr. Rathbone might
be looking out for his own neck
he wants to have s good house
whenever he plays the capital city
of Nebraska.
But he has enough of a reputa
tion as a f;ne ye-former to grant
even guarantee him that.
If Rathbone could have been
present the afternoon when the
uew purchases of art for the Uni
versity Galleries were announced
he might reverse his opinion.
And yet the weather was in the
way of anyone's Attending that
momtntous occasion.
The Ui-iersity Theater has
sect, more people this year
partly because of a rearrangement
of prices but mostly because the
rectors of that group have dis
covered that variety is the spice
of life.
Now if Rathbone got together
with Shapiro over the weekend
tnd talked over the situaon one
of them must have made some
The average student, I dare say,
would prefer to be called "cul
tured" (even though he doesn't
know what if. means) than to be
called a dunr.erhead when he does
know, what Uiat means.
Somali things being equal we'd
probably be better off ego-wise if
Rathbone stayed here and started
teaching fencing and Shapiro
headed for; Person to Person.
I prefer to think that Mr. Sha
piro's statements of some weeks
b ICS. on the calibre of tht Univer
sity student's culture is the type
of thing we must huve if we are
to survive.
3ut students are just so apathe
tic that they don't even care of the
fittest survives.
David McCarthy
the University or have enough men
tal ability to realize the Univer
sity is the State's main hope for
progress. If Nebraska were the
size of Rhode Island "education
for the few" would be very eco
nomical, but in the long run the
budget cut will cost money in
stead of saving.
The greatest blame, however,
falls on the students of the Uni
versity. After all, the men who pass
the budget and other bills are elect
ed representatives. During vaca
tion, how many students thought
enough of the tuition increase to
mention it in their hometowns and
encourage their neighbors to write
their representative? Evidently,
the majority of senators are pretty
confident the voters will approve
their actions.
When you consider tuition in
crease will mean: students who
do graduate will probably leave
the state, facilities at the medical
college will be at the minimum,
many profesors will seek better
paying jobs, a greater majority of
future citizens will be less pre
pared, and the tax problem will
still be unsolved, I wonder how
many Nebraskans will congratulate
the action of the Unicameral, say
five years from now.
A r
It was qaite enjoyable to spend
sixty minutes, last Friday, with
Mr. Rathborne, popularly known
to suspense fans as S. Holmes. The
hour of discussioa passed quite in
formally with Mr. Rathborne fre
quently himself on Howell stage
bleachers when the length of his
reply necessitated. Quite unusual
compared with some "celebrities
I have seen in person, Mr. R. was
an exact duplication of his screen
counterpart; he was quite sauve,
witty, and composed. It is disap
pointing to discover an esteemed
idol is not really the person mil
lions of fans pay for. Last fall,
for example, the overdose of his
daily ration of fire-water.
" Quite the contrary with Mr.
Rathborne, I doubt if any of the
students and instructors who filled
the theater Friday were disap
pointed wita the natural personal
ity which chatted with them. It
was brought out. without any men
tion of the sands, that the prob
lem of supporting the firts is not
confined to the middlewesi.
Mrs. Rathborne stated that out
of four hundred legitimate full
time companies, operating in the
twenties, about nineteen remain.
Aside from university and com
munity playhouse productions the
cost of theater production has risen
past the financial backing available
to off broadway groups. The drama
quartet which read "Don Juan in
Hell" met with above average sup
port several seasons ago in Omaha.
Perhaps such productions grad
ually will increase and serve as
a compromise between big name
actors inexpensiveness.
Mr. Rathborne was realistic
about the artistic nd tne finan
cially profitable. He stated that
he would prefer to appear in clas
sical productions solely but that it
was impractical in today's theater,
New York and Hollywood were
termed, "opposite ends of the
grave for would be stars." He was
generous in praise for Dr. Foltz
and the music department, and
offered a challenge for all students
interested in the arts. He felt that
in the audience there possibly ex
isted someone capable of obtain
ing greatness, but they must be
able to disregard financial gain
for deeper purpose. It is unfor
tunate that more students weren't
able to attend. The larje audience
which attended Sunday night's saw
the creative genius which has
given Mr. Rathborne his rank with
greatness, but having two sides of
one theater notable I shall remem
ber him best by the advice he
gave at the close of last Friday's
hour, "that which the heart feels
is true."
Students Split Views
On Smoking Issue-ACP
(ACP) Slightly under half of
all college students in the United
States smoke regularly, and
slightly under half dnn't smoke
at all. The remaining few smoke
only on rare occasions. The habit
ir. more common among college
men than among coeds by a fairly
significant margin. A few students
appear to be worried about re
cent stories linking cigarette smok
ing with lung cancer.
Associated Collegiate Press
aked the following question of a
representative national cross-section
of college students in order
to collect collegiate opinion on the
smoking issue:
Do you smoke? Why?
The results:
Men Worn. Total
Yes, itmoke 50 39 46
No, don't smoke . . .40 19 43
Sometimes or rarely 10 1? 11
Regularly smoking students gen
erally repeat advertising sale slo
gans when asked why they smoke.
A Wartburg College (Waverly,
Iowa) junior is very typical in
his reply: "for relaxation." Many
.other students simply say: "enjoy
ment." Others smoke because
they're nervous, some in order
to keep their weight down, and.
some just don't know why. Many
said they wish they could break
the habit.
"I have to have something besides
eating to do when I study," is the
reply of a sophomore coed at Ne
braska University, and an Ohio
University (Athens) freshman coed
says she smokes "because I have
nothing else to do and I see every
one "lse doing it. A (Brooklyn,
N.Y.) senior "likes it" because it
is a "release for nervous energy,"
and a Southeastern Sate College
(Durant, Okla.) graduate student
conoenses her reasons into these
three words: "I w?nt to."
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Twe Reservations Please . .
through these doors
George Moyer
Joseph Krutch, one of the lead
ing drama critics of this genera
tion, spoke at the University Tues
day night urging us to forget for a
while scientific progress and give
human nature a chance to catch
up. In other words, Mr. Krutch
thinks that we have gone as far as
we should go with science and we
had better let well enough alone
before our scientists start splittir.j
planets instead of just atoms.
Though Mr. Krutch has stated a
disturbing truth that human na
ture has r t.kept pace with scien
tific H'Tt'lipment his argument
that Scientific development must
be regarded as dangerous nd un
fortunate for a man of his stature.
It is true that science has out
done itself in recent years in the
production of bigger and better
horror weapons. But, it is equally
true that scientific achievement in
the fields of medicine, sanitation,
and engineering have far out
stripped progress in the conception
and construction of "machines of
Because of the science which
Mi. Krutch abiiorS; we live in a
dreamworld of luxury and comfort
that as recently as 25 years ago
would have been considered be
yond the scope of this century.
Because of this science we have
been able to preserve the greatest
ideal man ever conceived, a demo
cratic way of life, though Mr.
Krutch would have us believe that
science denies idealism because
ideals cannot have scientific ex
planations. Mr. Krutch makes the startling
statement that, "there are no
scientific answers to many ques
tions," and then infers that science
tries to explain everything in spite
of this. Apparently Mr. Krutch
never read the words of Dr. Albert
Einstein, once considered a fair
to middling sort of scientist, who
said, "The more we discover, the
more we realize there is more that
can never be discovered. The
longer one searches, the more fully
he comes to realize the existence
of a higher power."
Certainly, then science should
not be abandoned because of an
overmaterialistic attitude. And for
rather obvious reasons of defense
in today's world, science cannot
be abandoned because it might
blow us to bits. Thereupon per
haps we ought to check into speed
ing the development of the human
nature instead of slowing the de
velopment of science.
However, human nature is a
rather basic commodity. It can
be controlled and guided by re
ligion and law, but without these
two "flood gates" human nature
remains just as dog eat dog as it
was when man first turned his
unique intelligence to manufactur
ing a slingshot to ambush his
neighbor in the next cave. The
only present difference is that
caves have become nations cr
blocks of nations and instead of
limestone separating them, we
have oceans.
If anything is to keep us from
destroying our world, then, I
maintain it will be the science
accused by Mr. Krutch of leading
us to cataclysm. The one will
stronger than any other in the
makup of man is his will to live.
This leads man to be afraid, of
anything that would destroy his
life. History shows that man con
quers his fears, controlls them
and forces them into his service.
Ages ago, man feared fire. H
realized that fire might destroy
him. But he also realized that cor
trolled fire opened the way t
his domination of a still greate?
enemy, climatic extremes. So man
learned to control fire.
Just so today, we are learnir
to control the atom and the science
that gave it to us. We fear it and
an occasional pessimist like Mr.
Krutch proficies that it will de
stroy us if it is not abandoned.
But our fear will keep us from
, using it against one another. I
hardly think man will ever burn
down his world with the fire of
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by Dick BibJer