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The Daily Nebraskan
Monday, September 30. 1 957
Word to the Wise
Orfer From Chaos
Were jetting something settled, it appears.
And that ia the question of who can do what to
the pep rallies to make them truly representa
tive of student support for the Cornhuskers
rather than support for individual houses.
The Student Council sent recommendations
to the Corn Cobs to the effect that immediate
The Mitchell case goes on, the names have
changed, the place, fortunately, is different,
but the story and plot are very similar. In
Brookings, South Dakota, as in Lubbock, Texas,
situations arise where a highly esteemed mem
ber of the faculty is relieved of his job under
mysterious or shady circumstances. The Daily
Nebraskan does not want to continue to grind
the axe on the Mitchell case, but we do want to
point out, when necessary, things we feel need
In this case we note, that, though this did not
happen at the University, it's similarity to the
Mitchell case makes it of interest to our readers.
We feel that our readers would have much
sympathy for these other colleges, having our
selvea experienced a like situation. Affairs of
this kind put the institutions in an extremely bad
light, though perhaps not unjustly.
The situation at South Dakota State College
In Brookings, involves a one-time University of
Nebraska professor, Ephriam Hixson, who re
signed early this month from his position as
Dean of Graduate Students at South Dakota
State College. Dean Hixson resigned because,
as he said, there is "no freedom of thought" at
the South Dakota State College. He said seven
persons including President John Headley were
responsible for this at S. D. College, and that the
conditions would continue as long as these
With his resignation, Hixson filed a 42-page
report with the Board of Regents which stated
hit reasons for resigning and complaints about
these seven men.
The Regents, in a recent meeting, confronted
Headley with these complaints. Headley excused
himself with the statement that "He (Hixson)
and I were administratively incompatible."
Without any feasible reason, Headley dis
missed the matter. If the claims Hixson made
are not true, it would seem logical that Headley
would have reply to the charges, but since he
chose, in a matter of speaking, to take the
fifth amendment, we see.no other logical con
clusion than that the Hixson complaints were
made with just cause, evidently the regents
felt the same way.
The regents decided to make "an immediate
and thorough investigation of the personnel prob
lems of State College and that when the facts
re assembled and studied, positive and appro
priate action will be taken."
In Lubbock, Texas, at Texas Tech, the situa
tion is similar to that at South Dakota College,
though seemingly Texans do everything in a
big way. Instead of one faculty member losing
his job, it was three. The Texas Tech faculty
has charged that the college board of directors
violated accrediation standards on faculty tenure
and academic freedom in firing these professors
and then refusing to reconsider or give reasons
for their actions. The Board chairman said in
reply to these charges that, "the unanimous de
cision of the board stemmed from what was
considered best for Texas Tech." This again we
look at as "taking the fifth amendment" the
board chairman, in giving no logical explanation
for the board's action causes us to draw the
conclusion that there is no explanation or that
it ia a poor one.
action be taken to forestall any further recur
rance of violence at the rallies.
We were in a quandry for a while last week
following the Pre-Washington State game when
no sources could or would say just where author
ity lies to set up regulations for the conduct of
It appears that the Council delegated the
powers it was given by its constitution to the
Corn Cobs several years ago.
Then it will be up to the Cobs to lay down
the law as far as the rallies are concerned and
see to it that gentlemen conduct themselves
as such and that vigor is apportioned for th
team rather than for any one particular house.
It s a sad state of affairs when organized
houses must resort to the destruction of the
property of other houses. But boys will be boys
and the ruling established by the IFC last year
aimed at halting mob violence at the rallies
seemed to have fallen aside.
We are just hoping that this year the Corn
Cobs will get to work but fast on the proposal
which we suggested a year ago to give the
rallies new life and keep them directed to their
If the Cobs take the advice of the Student
Council the situation will be resolved.
It is a feather in the hat of the council that
the letter was written promptly and with some
force. Now it's up to the Cobs.
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Cost of Peace
The following editorial is another In the series
of fine ideas of man culled from sister news
papers. This editorial appeared in the Mita
University Campus, English journal of Mita,
a Japanese college.
How the world longed for perpetual peace
when the World War II was declared at an end!
Since then people have been trying to establish
a peaceful Utopia without war. The result, how
ever, is not so satisfactory so far.
Everywhere on the earth are experienced the
harmful nuclear explosion tests, and there are
cold war antagonisms as if to threaten "If you
want to fight, then I will let you know how
strong I am."
In every day life people often waste their
energy, on trifle things. Though the reasonably
economical life is respected by everything, it is
not taken up in real life. "Such is the way in
real life," is often heard. But should a man of
intelligence think so? Of course not. They know
what is right and what is wrong, but they do
not assert themselves.
The same is true with today's big countries
in the world. Tliey know the war would bring
only disaster but no profit. They want peace
but they have no courage to disarm. Do not
behave from the political view. Must have a
heart-to-heart talk with each other; Then
make up their minds not for the ske of them
selves, but for the well-being of the human
from the editoi
First Things First. . .
by Jack Pollock
Heartbreak of the Week: The announcer de
scribing Bennie Dillard going "from the 13,
to the 10, to the five and over the Army goal
line standing up but there's a flag on the
play . .
And an offside penalty nullified Nebraska's
only scoring threat against Army Saturday.
This week the Cornhuskers meet one of the
trongest Kansas State teams they've met in
yean. This last weekend the small but expe
rienced Wildcats demolished Brigham Young
University 36-7 at Manhattan, site of this week's
X-State, Nebraska tilt.
The Wildcats boast a squad with much expe
rience combined with improved speed. Of the
top 22 player, from the 1956 squad, 16 returned
this year. Last year, with a mediocre season
f three wins and seven losses, they tied for
fifth In the Big Seven. One of their three wins
waa a 10-7 upset over the Cornhuskers.
Says Kansas State coach Bus Mertes of his
quad, "They're small but I have never known
any ball club with as much spirit and enthu
iiaera as this one. We have a solid first unit
with nine of last year's starters back . . ."
It'i no surprise category:
That Oklahoma Is rated the number one team
again. (They didn't play this past weekend.)
That Uie Cornhuskers may have a winless
That the Huskers need spirit. Already the
drugstore critics are holding wakes. For those
who criticize so readily: It" easier to point
out a team s mistakes than it is to work out
day after day on the field for dear old NU. The
Cornhuskers are trying hope the fans can too.
Quote of the week: "The best game of the
season would be an Oklahoma intersquad con
test." Another of the University's most ardent sup
porters died last week. He was Fred Ballard,
72, nationally-known playwright and native
Mr. Ballard graduated from the University in
1905, majoring in English and American his
tory. Until the time he died, at his residence
at the YMCA, Mr. Eallard kept a close tab on
all the University activities.
In 1911, Mr. Ballard received Harvard Uni
versity's first master's degree ever given in
He also received the Harvard Prize Play
award for his comedy, "Believe Me, Xantippe,"
played on Broadway by John Barrymore and
later produced by practically every stock college
and Little Theater group in the country. Many
of his comedies and plays were later produced
It was Mr. Ballard who let the University
Players use several of his top Broadway plays
free of royalty charges. The group, in appre
ciation, set up the Fred Ballard Scholarship
Fund at the University.
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A Few Words Of a Kind
The Galley Slave
Freddy Foulup didn't have . a
chance in life. He was a well ad
Freddy really never thought
much about this though until he
won a contest sponsored by a
breakfast food company searching
for the best adjusted eater of "Sog
gy Slush", their number one ce
1 eat 'Soggy Slush because"
. . . had H-gun Freddy's letter. A
few weeks after he had mailed
and forgotten about the letter, the
phone rang at his home. Freddy's
wife told him he was wanted on
"Hi," said Freddy.
"Congratulations, Mr. Foulup,"
began the man on the other end of
the line. And that was the first
big step toward Freddy's down
fall. The breakfast food company
splashed Freddy's picture and life
statistics over billboards, calen
dars, magazine covers, book match
es, sandwich boards, television
and movie screens, and in hund
reds of newspapers and several
Freddy's house began to fill up
with stacks of mail he could never
possibly read in two busy life
times, his telephone started a con
stant jingling, and people in the
streets made it a habit to point
their fingers at Freddy and say,
"There he is, son. The world's
best adjusted person."
Mr. Foulup never had a moment
to himself. Everyone wanted ad
vice on how to be well adjusted.
He started to worry. Not about
himself, of course, but about every
"These people aren't well ad
justed enough to take care of them
selves," Freddy thought. So he
went to work. He ran for presi
dent. Everyone knew Mr. Foulup was
the world's best adjusted person
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. . . and even though he didn't
have a meritorius war record
... he easily won the election.
Now Mr. Foulup was president.
"The rest of the country must do
as I say," he said. "It is for their
Soon, every man in the country
was going to bed at 10 p.m.,
getting up at 6 a.m., kissing the
wife goodbye at 6:45 a.m., and
then walking 4 miles to work, ar
riving there at 8 a.m., and work
ing furiously until S p.m. when
they returned home.
Their dinners would be waiting
for them when they got home.
Their wives and children would
always smile. Their dogs never
ripped, up the newspaper. And their
babies never cried.
The television com medians were
always funny, and Ed Sullivan
was making weekly appearances
on the Steve Allen show and con
sidering a merger . . . everyone
was well adjusted.
But a strange thing happened.
Some people got tired of being
well adjusted. Eventually more
and more people got tired of being
well adjusted. These people peti
tioned Mr. Foulup to let tiiera re
turn to their old ways of life.
Freddy made the mistake of re
fusing their request. One afternoon
while he was sitting at home
watching the "Little Rascals" . . .
a television series he had been
considering outlawing because the
children obviously weren't well-adjusted
. . . one of the disgruntled
petitioners shot him.
Even before Freddy was laid
in his grave, life around the coun
try had returned to normal. Sulli
van was again boasting about out
rating Allen, husbands were beat
ing their wives, and dogs were
no longer careful with newspapers.
Everyone was happy again.
MORAL: Eat, drink., and be
merry for tomorrow you may die.
With all crusading passion aside
I believe we should look objectively
for a moment at the situation
created by the crisis in educa
tion and evaluate the words which
our chancellor spoke at the State
of the University address.
This will exclude eny sentiment
over the quality of the student
body at the convocation or those
words which weren't spoken.
First, for a
little bit of
b a ckground.
The New York
that the second
report of the
m 1 1 1 e e on
cation is even
tive and challenging than the in
terim study issued last November.
The Times indicates that some
of the language used is indeed
strong. "The increase in both pop
ulation and scientific knowledge
is called an 'explosion.' In another
context the word burst is used. But
the strongest language of all is re
served for the lack of adequate
information in the field."
The Times points out that at
present more than a fourth of our
population is enrolled in some form
and that in another dozen years
we can expect a collegiate popu
lation of 6,000,000.
Well, the wja-l
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did. "It is ob-
v i o u s that
age is and will
continue to be
the most diffi
cult of all the.
problems to be
The Times adds that the com
mittee report points out this is an
economic as well as an educational
problem and recommends teacher
salaries should be doubled if
enough teacher recruits were to be
The New York newspaper in
dicates, in addition, that there will
have to be a total reorganization
of the whole structure, since it
was never geared to meet any
such volume of educational and
social responsibility as is certain
"This crisis is real. Strong mea-
.Courtesy Lincoln Journal
sures must be taken to meet it,"
the Times concludes.
Dr. Hardin pointed 'out that a
"quality teaching program assures
(the University's) students of the
best possible learning opportunity."
The chancellor emphasized that
at "no time in its history has the
University been able to offer a
better opportunity for the student
interested in higher education."
What is encouraging about the
words of the chancellor is that
the University is making a concert
ed effort to keep up with, if not
to surpass, the steps being made
throughout the nation in the ed
Granted that the teaching prob
lem and the problem of adequate
facilities for the University are of
prime interest to all citizens of
the state the support of the Uni
versity should come from every
segment of Nebraska. But fore
most it should come from the stu
dents themselves who are reapin?
firsthand the benefits of today's
Steps are beiifg taken, I be
lieve, to improve the calibre of
teaching on many fronts.
But we must not become com
placent or apathetic or whatever
you want to call it, to the pending
it ir it
Despite what Jim Cole or Dr.
Fuenning says, Inez Robb of the
Chicago Daily News says she has
been informed that Asian Flu is,
in reality, a "dry run on germ
warfare. If everybody is in bed for
days with a thermometer in his
mouth, maybe the enemy won't
have to use hydrogen bombs. He'll
just walk in and take over while
the rest of us are taking our
"Who's doing this," I cried (says
Miss Robb), "The United States.
Russia, China or Fu Manchuria?"
it it ir
Good old Max Shulman has in
vented the neatest form letter of
the week. He's sent all eds of col
lege papers which run his ciga
rette column nicely typed notes
which don't ask the journalists to
"I'm sending you a copy of my
Flag, Boys," which Doubleday al
lowed to get off the presses. Local
book reviewers say the novel about
love and missiles isn't up to par
with the Shulman humor. But at
any rate it's nice to get some
thing for nothing once in a while.
Oh, the form letter? What made
it exceptional was the fact that I
could feel the dots and letters on
the back of the page which mad
it seem just like a letter from
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