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The Daily Nebraskan
Mondav, October 14 1957
Nebraskan Open Letter to The
Council Judiciary Committee
Dear AS of You:
peaking of Constitutions.
Right aow you art foinc through it eon
MtuUona of the various campus organisations
ad accepting or rejecting them. W art led
to believe that you look Terr thoroughly into
eck article and soctka and paragraph of a
particular constitution and fivt it a fair and
judicious decision as to whether it can handle
to a democratic manner the' duties which It
Hajto IB time kaa rem for ja yearaelves
er far members of toe gtadeat CetiacU at large
to teak at year ewt eeattttottoa ad see if,
porfcaa, yw are act threwfeg reeks at deaiaeat
af ftoaa hi is.
Perhaps, in accord with Ankle XI ef me
Council Constitution, we might make some sug
gestions as to where work is needed and, as the
voice of the students at this University, demand
iiher an interpretation of the constitution as it
stands or the necessary change post haft
first of all let's take a look at Article IV,
taction 1, paragraph A which defines how many
members shall sit on the council. We under
stand that a representative of the Engineering
College has asked that the college be given an
additional representative in accord with the
stipulation in this part of the constitution which
says, ''Any change in the college representation
shall be on the bas.i of one representative for
every iOu students . . ."' Will engineers of the
school be given the additional representation
Next let's take a look st part four of that
same section which defines that the second
high person in the elections will serve ia case
a member of the council loses hit job on the
Doesn't this imply that a man or woman)
who has not reoeived even a plurality of the
votes might become a member of the council
contrary to the wishes of the majority of the
students in a particular college? Is any correct
ive step being taken on this count?
Om ef the ebjertieM which the ehaimaa ef
yew nnnmkM.tr bat with the rfUiiitw la
feel this is set suffuieiaUy semocratU' for
Now this newspaper realizes that the demo
cratic way is not always the fasteat or asast
efficient way in which a government can be
conducted but we add that the democratic way
eeems to be pretty well accepted as the way
of life ia the good old UJA.
We are led to understand thst there was
some discussion on the committee thst the
method of electing the Cob officers and the
method of electing the holdover members of
the council are not analagous. This seems pretty
But is the method of selecting the holdover
members of the council any more democratic
just because it is not analagous with the Cob-,
officers selection method?
We think not. And bar ia our reasoning.
Section C of this same Article IV ststes thst
Five seniors . . . shall be nominated" and elected
by the outgoing Student Council, at the first
meeting after the spring election, from the
junior members of thst body to serve during
their senior yesr.
We understand that the five senior members
are reported to represent the entire University
and not any particular college or organization.
It appears, farther, feat these Meiers are
etocted y Lame Ducks siace the warding ef
the seettoc says fee outgeiag members fee
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The Galley Slave
For ardent fans of quit shows
here is the question of the week:
What's the most pressing prob
lem around the Big Eight today?
Football (Sooners and all that)?
.. Sorry. Indications from scribes
around this circuit lesd me to be
lieve the biggest wave in" other
wise tranquil aeas is trying to get
parking places, away from fac
Witness the violent " activity by
the Kansas State College newspa
per which states, "A survey of the
We wonder just how much trouble it would
entail to let the students pick the people who
will represent them in the council as senior
After all. if they are to represent the school
to tee, then we see no reason why the school
to let should not bsve a voice in their selection.
Thst is, if the council wants ''a sufficiently
We have been, we might add. confronted With
the argument that the senior holdover members
leave some on the council who will know the
procedure and the problems of the council. But
we see no more reason why these seniors should
be selected by the outgoing council members
than why the representatives to our national
congress snould be ejected by the Unicameral
We have listed same grievances which ail
seem to arise as a result of Arut.e IV of tbe
Now it seems that Article VU defines as one
of the duties of the Judiciary Committee the
interpretation of the Student Council Constitu
tion, We hope that there will be as interpreta
tion or a move for amendment on the grounds
that there seems to be sufficient evidence to
warrant one er the other.
We trust feat this letter will fee read, in ac
cordance with Article XI ef Ik eoattiMtioa
f fee eswacil, at this Wednesday's Meeting.
Further, the Daily Nebraskan trusts that tbe
council will, ia good failk, begin the proper
machinery to investigate its own constitution
and to avoid the challenge in tbe future that
people who live in glass houses should throw
from the edit
First Things First, . .
by Jack Pollock
The Big Eight's mighty Oklahoma takes a
aeoond place berth this week.
Snorts writers, including Ac International
Kews Service's panel ef experts, this week voted
Michigan State the nation's top team, despite
Oklahoma's record of 41 consecutive victories.
Oklahoma had to rally in the last half te beat
Texas 21-7) after trailing 7-B at the end f the
ftrst two quarters.
Pertinent quote ef the week: A cartoon show
ing a wife tugging at the coat f her iraie
husband yelling at a not dog salesman blocking
new at a football game, . . Watch your
manners and your English, Fignewtar.! . . . He
might well be a .professor supplementing his
salary! . . '
Reports the Jerfolk Daily News on football
and the University spirit, ' Assuming there is
something lacking at the school of which tbe
football slump is a symptom, loyal alumni will
fee asking what it is that is missing. Is it
solely the want of a winning team that is
rapanslbk for the dumpy feeling en the
"The answer probably is that that is an
important reason for the absence of enthusiasm.
But why the slump?
"Kebraaka has had some good coaches." The
Daily News piains, -"but they haven't been
able la turn out teams such as we used to
see m Memorial field.
"One of the reasons far the pour showing
ene might guess is that the high school start in
Uebrsfcka choose cither schools te attend," the
Sews cayt. "In diagnosing the trouble it would
be well te determine that this is so. is it be
cause we can't pay the price? Or thst ihei is
mmt gkry in pitying far some mare successful
A good flisny are guessing 'Joe trouble is
financial. It started aoout the time tioiieges
began frankly to hold out the money lure to
entice good players. Nebraska has been raising
her bid in the last year or two. but it is
suspected that other schools are upping sehoiar
ahip offers too.
'It it toe muck of a proiessianal air thst
is spoiling college football? Are the boys playing
for what -they can get out of it instead f for
th fun of it? Some observers say so."
If they sue right, a school with limited re
sources like Nebraska will alwayt be handi
capped, the News points out.
Ssys News ''But perhaps aH the trouble is
that we are putting too much stress on faotnail.
Alumni arid students alike are letting their
attitude toward the school rest on whether tar
not we have a winning team.
'"Thei are many activities at the University
that are more important than football we
showed the same imeiest in building up an ut
standing faculty that we do in developing a
winning football team, Nebraska could do more
for its young people than the gretiesi ,of football
teams could do."
Leave it the the Irish ...
An Irish bartender is believed the first te
come up with ( Sputnik cocktail.
The recipe calls fur ""three beeps of gin and
one beep of vermouth."
Ssys the inventor, "Three Sputnik aeckiails
will aend anyone into outer poe"
To the Editor:
J On the general subject of school
I spirit and particularly in response
! to the editorial "Aftermath" of 7
i Oct. 57 I would like to present
; a view which apparently has not
, been tsken into consideration. It
concerns the definition of "spirit"
sr.d disturbs me somewhat since
I suspect I have s deficiency
, here. I csn't seem to nv.ister up
; any. Apparently I am inhibited
from grasping your concept of
'spirit by some mental block, for
j whenever 1 hear the word. I can't
seem to progress beyond such
; fixed ideas as '"intellect," "mind,"
j"soui", etc. And when I hear the
esc ape the association of the "spir
it of learning' inspired by the
You sn see my dilemma. When
you list your conclusions of what
the public thinks about spirit in
relation to football you bewilder
my thought processes just as if
; you had attempted to explain foot
: ball in terms of school spirit ss
. I conceive it.
j For essmple. your fust condu
; saon is that "football and spirit
aren't necessarily equa'ed by
; everyone." I dxin't know they were
, equaled by aayone and am ob
I viously and utterly unable to com
; prebend why you bemoan tnis con
. cjunn if, as 1 infer, you do.
Your second conclusion ii that
tbe football team hmi been a rally
I ing point for the state of Nebraika
- and since the team is weak, hence
I tbe support is too. lam sure of
my ground tm this point and wish
to assure you that I am still sjp
! porting the University with my
liases, tuition and intensive en
deavor to learn, just as strongly
; as ever. Do not Jose hem on this
l point because I will stick with you
' regardless of tbe success or fail
i ure, or even existence of the team,
i Rather than belabor the point
' further. I will simply confess lo
; the accusation that I really "just
'duel give a hoot ibout tiie loot bail
' team'', as you put it. and sm also
I devoid of any "school spirit" as
! you interpret it- On the other baud
; I am trying to learn what the in
! structors and research opportuni
ties at tbe University have to
teach me, and am overliowmg
with this spirit of the school.
I wonder if I am akne in this
"misconception"' or if the fact that
only three cheerleaders and
! photographer attended the Cor:;
; busker "send off" with your ;
editor doesn't indicate thii per
jhaps you ane ane in yo j con
iceptioB? Bill t-rnkk
Ed. Vole -41 Mr. Smith were mm
avid fas of the total prets
sports piiges. he would
, lize that "fetball ao4 spirit "
j are equated b quite a few
thousand pft ia tbe state
i f Nebraska. Ka titer ke laists
the words v! the Daily Nebras
kas for tbe very point we
anade is the same coneiusioa
at mhkh fee arrives that fce
! ing. that every doesa't be
I lieve that football and spirit
either ds or evea sitoxld te ac
j snHik as eea a the sane
pie f paaer or beard wit bis
tfcY same eosversatioa.
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i Te the Editor :
W'hy do they do it?
Why do these students, our fu
tui lawyers, teachers and engi
neers walk against the red light
af the traffic signals?
I can condone a June peuestrisn
darting across toe street ugaiii
the light after checking for traffic
but it eins as though they are
never alone. They cross the street
in droves paying no heed to the
tars trying to get through. And
they never seem to hurry or worry,
always at a leisurely pace.
Perhaps these students share Hie
feeling cf the French cab driven
that no damned mechanical gadget"
changing fam red to green te
many tunes a minute is going to
tell them what to do. Or perhaps
they just harbor suicidal tenden
cies. Whatever it is, I am sure k it
not color blindness. Because if they
did this deed in the uptown traffie
they would soon beuome a bumper
decoration or a grease spot on the
pavement for all pomenty to see.
J. T. fithewck
And the intrigues continue. . .
Before the fall term, Bruce
Brugmann joshed over to the Beta
house and offered me information
which would make the intrigues
of Ellen Smith read like Rebecca
of Sunnybreok Farm. Neverthe
less, being a person who simply
doesn't mingle with tbe Inner Fel
lcwships of the Crib (commonly
known as the I.F.C.) and other
innocent groups, I declined.
Behind many student s noncha
lant appearance, I understand,
runs thoughts concerning recent
rumors and other campus subter
fuge. Many times, when I'm seated
a: the control desk in Love Li
brary, casual conversation will
Of a Kind
c. e. Junes
Mr. Typical College Student is
an alley-cat tossed into aa empty
And sadly enough., most of us
misplaced relugees try to verbally
play the tiger's role. We strut
about our enclosed domain roar
ing and ranting and panar.g . . ani
mated bundles of "sound and fury
Though we play the part e tiger
and live in his cage, we don't
have his fangs and i csn't d-gert
I'm jhinkmg of V5r. Joe College
who recites long lists of just tnem
orird chemical formulas or kis
1 or ii al information studied for to
Of Mr. Joe College who was tops
ia his high school class and nx
playt fiddle-iaddle with his slxie
rule each day in order to be ILi.
Woraiy-Wise in Tinker Tuy Class
3l...tbe firs: o'clock 1 t-s
ever had to take jn h. tliree years
Of nearly 0 per ceiJ of the
present University population who
lnmk they will be made into whole
and ir.teli:jrf-t creatures after it
Ur:g ihiw ?:i VJ to 1 credit
hours wurth of classes.
Most o! u would have been
tp. ' - -) btiter t.ff in a trades school,
ir Pail Ciu-wgie ' he Better Fei
Classes", or YM-YWCA
"Liean Fun Clubs .
Our tiger's fangs . . our imoe
veioped minds., aren't big enough
to btte into information otuer than
that d.shed out in the classroom
lecture or gobbled eagerly up from
the subject text.
Our fangs aren't even big enough
te tell as instructor when he m
ail wet. We worry about the grade
and. thus, carefully Bote his ow
ideas on any aub.iert even when
God Himself would have te aearcb
for another earthly creature who
agreed with the instructor . . .te
make certain that we can get
gaod grade on neat week's 150
ouestion "objective" aaminsvttoa.
We duu't think. We play "yes
A person, of couj-ise. can1! al
ways disagree with bit instructor,
la the first place, those dusty
creatures (nut meant to be an
all-inclusive term axe usually
right. 1b the second place, Emily
P'jfct and the rest f the world
have agreed that it's mi tbe prop
er sort of thing to do.
So we often go on playing siy
cat, compiling our lists of 'Jy
instructor titucks this4 notes, and
roaring to high heaven and lowly
hades outside of class about that
dumb egghead, who Lshes ut
drivel and superstition discarded
by most humans in the early
Actually, our lives as aiiey-cata
are much more comfortable than
those ef tigers. There aren't at
many armed hunters seeking us
out, and it doesn't, require nearly
as much food ic this case, know
ledge) as it would if wt ware ti
gers 4 thinkers, not repeaiert).
drift into these inner sanctums.
And in those rare moments when
I'm not clipping blue cards with
aqua clips, or' punching date-due
cards, or counting paper clips, I
will sit and ponder the whys and
the wherefors of a particular sit
uation. For instance, the question has
been raised to me: how much ef
fort went into planning the Pub
Board nominations and organizing
support for certain candidates?
Oie wanders why the final exam
eek is again on the eight day
schedule when the students voted
'i to 1 for the two week schedule?
One begins to question why the
men's pep organization selects
not elects its officers.
One ssks why Spring Day was
omitied from the University cal
endar? And on the conversation gots. . .
My answer to these questions is
that the Student Council is now
seeking their answers. For the
most part, the Council has initi
ated action on all of these issues.
It is now tip to those groups who
have been contacted by the Coun
cil to realize some action of their
Certainly it is my hope that tbe
remaining Pub Board members
are selected on the basis of who
ill best serve the purposes o!
that Board and not the interests
of any student group. It is hoped
the Divisic-. of Student Affairs will
continue its work on student vot
ing on faculty committees. Spring
Day, final exam week and the
Tribunal The Corn Cobs should
take seriously the recent rejection
of their, constitution by tie Council
Certainly the only acticsj agreeable
to the Council will be tbe voting
of all Cob members to continue
to let its officers select their suc
cessors. And the thoughts run on. . .
faculty tot was made every hour
on the hour for two days of two
weeks by tlie campus police, the
survey showed that many parking
places in the faculty lot (that's
the area behi'id their new Student
Union, I think) are consistently
"This is a current problem and
should be dealt with immediately."
Editorial writer Roger Myers
goes on to say that he hopes the
K-Stato traffic board will do some
thing about this situation.
Around here with the number of
faculty who are skooting around
in Volkswagons perhaps there
should be legislation to cut the size
of faculty parking areas. It's ob
cious there won't be many faculty
people driving bulky Cadillacs. And
it's further obvious that thd foreign
cars would fit very snugly into
the corridors of Andrews. There's
As long as I'm on the exchange-ideas-and-fill-space-j
a g htre'i
a bit of information from the
North Carolina Tar Heel t which
is a pretty decent newspaper.)
Coumnist Gail Goodwin says,
"The writer of
would like to
who so enthusi-
a s 1 1 c a 1 1 y
ing the conceit
ed coed. I hear &
night the girls'
dormitories were filled with bays
asking if there were any coeds who
didn't have dates and nbly oiler,
ing to take such leftovers as may
be had out inirig. dining and danc
"Here I i.,u4 admit that ore
facet of the enigmatic personality
of a coed as left out in tbe hasie
of writing Saturday's column:
pride. If she had been marooned
m aa island for six months with
out seeing a m. she would still
die a thousand deaths before ac
cepting a Saturday nigbl date at
7 p.m. Saturday night. Purzlirg?
Yes. but true.
Are you in vogue? Flunking out
of school and al! that stuff. If so,
kick yourself hard and settle
ciown. That's the advice which
comes to us from the TCC at The
University of Whidmore.
Now it seems that rrembers erf
the venerable organixatkw are sure
that students who are in school
aren't here for anything mare than ..
tbe social whirl. So they TCC
members try to get people on the
stick and settle down to the work
It would be interesting to see a
group of students at our Univer
sity band together to start prod
ding people even forcibly) into
studying. Or they might encourage
some laggard to drop out of college.
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