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Wednesday, October 9, 1 957
The Daily Nebraskan
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No Jokes, Please
Back In 1949 there was a rajh of cartoons in
the Daily Nebraskan chiding students who
cheated and professors who were quite lax in
their handling of the honor of their students.
One cartoon showed two professors watching
a big lug looking at -some papers while prof.
No. 1 said, "He was too dumb to pass the
course so I made him the reader."
Another showed a prof speaking with a stu
dent and saying, "Bad news for you, Smedly,
Ernest Hemingway has been stealing the plots
from your compositions again."
Still another showed two frantic looking young
men taking a test as one whispered to the
other, "Gimme just any old used answer you
Well, these jokes are just as funny and just
as pointed eight years later as they were that
Now that exams are upon us and the fresh
men have received their first dose of college
testing we might look to ourselves and decide
whether education is worth it all.
Jt'i a common piece of information that you
only get out of a .course what you put into it.
In fact it is so common that it's tossed out the
window with the carefree zest of a collegian
every time some earnest prof suggests studying.
Those who have gone through some tough
courses and found that it's impossible to "snow"
the teacher or to drag crib notes into the class
have really been met by the challenge of higher .
They come across one of the facts of life and
that is when you start skidding along you're
bound to get a burn on your skidder.
There's a lot of talk about getting a student
tribunal on this campus. Some students and
faculty members would like to see the first move
come from the faculty members. Others would
like to see the students take the responsibility
.into their own hands and first accept the re
sponsibilities of adulthood and second put them
It all adds up to this: College's value can be
measured not in the number 'of facts any man
accumulates over a period of four years but in
the total amount of responsibility one has been
willing to accept in that time.
Fancy offices and activities might give about
a quarter of the total responsibility any man
can absorb. The real test and the bulk of the
acceptance of responsibility comes in how a
man can get his work done and how he can put
across an idea he has worked out for himself.
Applying this mystic thought to our every day
lives we can work to develop our own honor by
studying hard and taking a test honestly.
Instructors, too, have a grave responsibility to .
their students not to create a scandal by letting
cheaters go unnoticed. No matter how
"crummy" it might make a prof look to his
students by pinching a guy or gal on the ear
and turning him over to the dean, he has that
job to do and it must be done.
We rather look forward to the day that
"heralds the honor system on such a large cam
pus as this. We look forward to the time when
students will work fairly in an exam and get
the grade they alone have earned.
But, like we say, it is a joint job of teacher
and student. Both must want to make it work.
Both must realize that an education, a prepara
tion for the no-holds-barred struggle of adult
hood, is not a joking matter.
End of sermon.
Symptoms and final confirmation of any
disease are widely different.
And so now that the Student Health officials
have recognized symptoms of the Asian Flu, it
would be well for the students at the University
to observe a couple of facts about the so-called
First of all there is no definite evidence that
the ills going around the campus are Asian flu
cases. The health officials state that the cases
"make us feel" this might be the bug. But
nothing is definite.
Second some motherly advise might come in
handy here. It is well known fact that resistance
to germs can be built up by getting plenty of
rest and by eating the proper foods. University
students have a reputation for being chaotic
livers. They sleep and eat when they can fit in
those vital activities.
Now that there is a threat of the Asian flu,
students are just going to have to resign them
selves to going to bed earlier and eating the
Thirdly it might be pointed out that the Uni
versity health officials have prepared plans to
take care of the persons who do get the flu. We
would hate to see a rush on Student Health.
They have plenty to keep them busy and so we
advise that the proper channels be notified.
As we understand it there have been meetings
in all houses explaining what should be done
when as and if the symptoms of the Asian flu
hits a particular house. See the man or woman
in your house responsible for the flu cases so
that immediate action can be taken and lives
may be saved.
We have been told that the greatest danger
in Asian flu comes when the flu itself is over
and the weakness during the days after is at its
height. During this critical time persons con-
tract such things as pneumonia and from this a
death may result.
Finally there is no need to panic. Students
should remember that because of their difficult
schedules they are probably more susceptible
to the disease. That means that instead of panic
common sense should reign.
For those disgruntled persons who object
violently to paying an increased tuition this sage
advice of Bill Vaughn of the Kansas City Star
might be apropos:
The cost of going to school is rising, but
personnel managers report that the cost of not
going to school is going up even faster.
If educated people are really at a premium
we might thumb our noses at our blue collar
friends and say, "Well, ole foot, we're getting
to the top a helluva lot faster than you ever
But we're too nice to do that.
We'd just as soon accept humbly the advice
of the chancellor of this University which was
that we should take every advantage of our
education rights now because we'll need it in the
Apparently standards are skyrocketing along
with the tuition and the cost of books. What
passed as adequate education for a physician
or a school teacher 23 years ago just won't
In some fields of special education the four
year requirement of education it jumping to
Masters degrees are in demand now more
than ever before.
So it seems that the dollars and sense put
into education are well worth it.
Those who are ready to drop out of school
might take another look at their plans and at
the opportunities for this special generation be
fore they take the dive.
from the editor
First Things First. . .
by Jack Pollock
The age-old gimmick called the prod is due postponed. If the faculty doesn't want to give '
for a student sharpening session. University this privilege back to the students, they should
students Tuesday (as last semester last year) be honest enough to admit it on the Faculty
were shunned yesterday at the Faculty Senate Senate floor.
meeting. The vote gives the student an opportunity to
No discussion was held on the privilege of stu- express his views in a concrete manner, rather
dent voting on faculty committees. The motion than giving a mere opinion his only method
that students be allowed to regain their vote of expression now that has no actual backbone,
on faculty committees last semester found it Allowing students to yote on committees deal
way to the table of the Faculty Senate. ing directly with student affairs and public
Evidently the "table" was cleaned this past invests giyes decisions of the groups the
summer 'and apparently no item on student we,ht of Pmion from bolh tne faculty and
Toting was submitted for the Faculty Senate students-
agenda from the office' of student affairs. 11 is of vital interest to the faculty, students
According to Faculty Senate protocol, no item and the University that decisions reached in
on the agenda, no discussion. these comnllttees come through the honest ex-
, . , . , . .. ,. ...L . . change of views from both sides. Without the
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tiv iv ! ujij vote the student s side is not fairly represented,
cause of the length of previously scheduled . . . .. . .
. ., The students waited patiently last semester,
events on the agenda the meeting took less . , . . . , , .
than half an hour. " e re stlD waiting' But w "penin.? our
In their neglect of allowing students to regain The university of Wyoming Cowboys current
their committee voting privileges the faculty thirteen-game winning streak in football is the
have far from strengthened faculty-student iongest in the history of the school'a football
relations. teams whirh riate back tQ 189fi And some -m
Repeatedly last semester the Daily Nebraskan the Cornhusker state were feeling their oats
presented reasons why students should be al- because the Huskers sported a two-game losing
, lowed to regain a vote they ence had. Repeat- streak in the "57 season. So who was second
edly the item was postponed and postponed and in, the Big Seven in 1954 and 1955.
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One would think that the issue
of woman's rights and woman's
equality is about dormant but it is
still a very vital and lively issue.
It has been and continues to be of
such importance that there has
been a substantial increase of. the
number of women over men who
are under care for having taken
drugs and tranquilizers. This equal
ity and rights thing is a cover up
for a more basic problem: what
is to be woman's new role in our
It takes considerable practice
and training to acquire any deep
sensitivity and skill in handling
human relations. The woman of
years gone by was prepared since
the day of birth to have such an
insight and sensitivity. She was
expected to be gently, kind, tact
ful, and submissive as well.
By the same token, men were
prepared, since the day they were
born to be aggressive, tough physic
ally, and to be able to adapt to the
competition in making a living.
These two ways of life lacked
something as everyone realized.
They lacked each other.
A man did not gain a really sig
nificant insight into human be
havior because he had to spend
his time learning how to make a
living. This is not to say that he
could not or would not like to. I
say that he didn't have the time
or preparation. He had a weak
ness. By the same token, the wom
an could not stand up under the
rigorous competition of makmg a
living. Again this is not to say that
she couidn't have learned to stand
up or that she wouldn't have liked
to learn it. She didn't have the
time or preparation to learn it.
She had a weakness.
I point this out to illustrate how
man and woman together made
an admirable family unit. What
the one lacked, the other could
provide. They were, in effect, two
highly trained experts pooling their
resources to live a good life, have
a happy marriage, and raise well
There is a trend today toward
the sexes acquiring viewpoints
which were characteristically
strictly masculine or feminine. Ul
timately I suppose that this would
lead to a point where men and wo
men will share the same view
points. This would mean that they
had about the same training and
preparation. So we end up with two
amateurs instead of two experts.
A person can't learn everything.
Just how the person of that era
can be both a man and woman
and be really excellent at both is
beyond me. The standard of com
parison to declare excellence is in
my opinion the comparison I draw
here between the time when the
roles of men and women were
separate and distinct things and
did not bridge into each other.
These two amate'urd are going to
be mediocre. They are going to
have a mediocre marriage and
mediocre children. I would person
ally rather see the woman come
into dominance in our society as
long as there is that distinction be
tween the sexes.
To get back to the present, the
woman who says that she would
feel useless if she didn't know how
to do some kind of work would
probably be quite honest about it.
She needn't feel that way, though,
if she had a fair understanding
of what a marriage is and what
is necessary to maintain it and
what is necessary to the upbringing
of children; She needn't feel use
less if she had an understanding
of the absolute necessity of her
femininity and it's viewpoint and
talents to marriage and family.
As for women, 1 think that they
should have every legal right that a
man has. I also think that they
should have equal opportunities to
have an education and hold jobs.
I hold this opinion because in God's
eyes all are equal and who am
I to take -exception to this.
It seerns that my last week's
column aroused a bit of commo
tion, thanks to my very able col
league, Steve Schultz. This ado
may have been partially caused
by a certain amount of misunder
standing and or misinterpretation
on the part of those of you who
read my first column, particularly
First, of all, I want tQ assure
you that I am not in favor of a
complete overthrow by the Inde
pendents regardless of what I said
previously. First, because it would
undoubtedly lead to an irreparable
split in the campus from which
we might never recover, and sec
ondly, because a good, healthy
competition of the two segments
of the campus populous will yield
some of the best from both.
Mind you, I don't picture the
campus heroes mounted on their
respective magnificent chargers
armed to attack the opposite hill
with all the violence that is im
plied by that type of . readiness.
But rather I do picture the campus
embodied in united, enthusiastic
pep rallies, and All-University Ivy
Day, a Kosmet Klub Fall Revue
with participation from ALL or
ganized males, a crowded Coli
seum to hear a convocation, and
similar scenes which this campus
hasn't seen for quite some time.
The road to this goal need not
be spattered with nasty slams and
violent accusations as it has at
times in the far-gone past, but
they always do manage to appear.
(Incidentally, I'm glad to hear that
our IFC is once again in agree
ment within itself. Possibly this
was one of the first hurdles which
had to be overcome on the long
road. Now that it has been cleared,
let's see what happens.
I- agree that rivalry should be
the substitute for feuding, but
where is the line to be drawn?
Perhaps I was a bit. too free with
my words, "the kill", last week
on this subject, but sometimes it
stimulates tha blood (in several
people) to let off a little steam.
(Now it seems to be, who has the
However, the real proof of the
pudding will never be found in
these cloudy, redundant spaces of
print, but can only be found in
action. Action which is more than
just attending certain social func
tions, composing cynical Letterips,
or resigning from a point of dis
tinction to fight an old American
tradition, but rather a big of good,
constructive participation (and
in groups which actually do make
a significant difference in the ex
istence of a healthy campus.
The Galley Slave
I guess they're right.
That is about being able to see
the Red Satellite. Someone debunk
ing the debunker said that you
could see the satellite if you looked
in the 1 i g h t
one else said
ence with i t s
of k n o whow
can't see it. 4
So being j u s t -a
tated with such
ments I went out Tuesday morning
at 8:40 a.m. to get a glimpse of
the thing that's making Russia
look like big cheese with the little
Nothing visible. Of course that
takes into consideration that it was
kinda cloudy and Omaha was the
passing over spot. I might suggest
that the scientists polish off their
spy glasses and put them on the
shelf for a while.
It's time the U.S. quit trying
to explain away the Red's achieve
ment and get to work on bur own
satellite (which, of course, has to
be bigger and better.)
The science which the United
States goes at in such awkward
ways would probably be a lot bet
ter off if it were allowed to come
into the open. Roars come up from
every circle that the U.S. is just
too secretive to make much of a
headway in science.
The scientists don their white
robes, trim their goatees and de
clare that true science has to be
shared so that imperfections can
be detected by impartial witnesses
and experimenters. "If it Isn't
shared, then it's just a play thing,"
Terrible Terry has gone to work
and we'll be expecting big things
from him. The job is to discover
if there ' are any tax equalities
which may exist under the various
classifications of property and if
the state's tax laws are being en
forced. I wonder if this includes a look
see into the padding of tax returns
on the county level. You know,
if one is hiding a washing ma
chine in the basement or has a
mink coat in the closet and a
Lord Elgin in the dresser drawer,
he might just forget to list it.
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