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The Daily Nebraskan
Tuesday. October 11.
A New Approach to Students
Who Will Receive Down Slips
Don't be surprised tomorrow when you go
to the mailbox and find one of the lingering
traditions of the University awaiting you a
But you can be surprised, if you wish, or feel
t'P to it, at the humane approach which the
office of student affairs has taken with the slips
In the past in very formal language the office
cf student affairs told students who received
the slips that they should make an appointment
with their instructors and discover what it is
that't hampering scholastic achievement.
Now, the tone of the letter from the admin
istrative office has changed and the greatest
amount of the burden of building scholastic
reputation is placed squarely on the shoulders
of those whom it affects most the students.
Dean of Student Affairs J. P. Colbert has
written a letter which will accompany the down
slips. The letter tells the student how the
University can help him.
It lists four suggestions for the student:
1. Fill !n the check list on the reverse side of
this page. Answer, for yourself, and be as
honest as you can.
2. Visit with your instructors. Take the cheek
list along, if you like. It will help both of you
work toward a plan of action.
S. Consult other people who are seriously
Interested in your progress your parents, your
adviser, someone in your living unit.
4. The University Counseling Service can help
you plan better study skills and reading tech
niques. Also, talking over your plans for the
future should help you clarify your goals.
The check list on the reverse aide of the
letter includes such items 'as "I hve a serious
purpose in attending college," "I know how
I stand on the placement tests," "I like the
instructors who teach my courses," and so
There will be a certain element of the Uni
versity population who will immediately charge
the student affairs office has succumbed to the
soft sell technique utilized by Madison Avenue
But in reality the office is placing the brunt
of the collegian's job in getting hep to Uni
versity life right on the student. This is accom
plished not by being harsh and demanding, but
rather by suggesting in adult tones that these
helps are available for you, if you want to
make a success of yourself, use these aids.
We believe the new letter which comes along
with the downslips will convince the University
student that this is an adult world with adult
We are hoping that students will take the
advice offered in the downslip letter not as
a challenge from the big guns of the institution
but rather from the people whose job it is to
see that the future is made secure by providing
an educated people.
It will be interesting to see the results of the
downslip interviews which follow mail delivery
tomorrow morning. It will be interesting to
see how many University students can admit
they have been "goofing off" and get on the
road toward making something Out of their
four-plus years at this college.
Battle for Right
Another in the series of editorials from
Great American newspapers is reprinted
from ths Chicago Tribune for the pleasurable
reading of the University population.
"It was just a prank," the Kelly High school
ftudent told the Boys court judge.
What the boy did was to circulate
a couple of sheets of loose-leaf notebook paper,
on which he had written a petition requesting
the Chicago board of education to adopt a pol
icy of racial segregation. Before the school's
principal got his hands on the petition, 16 pu
pils had signed it.
Anyone confronted with such a petition does
well to be neither amused nor gratified. In
this city, integration is public policy. It is
state policy and national policy. There is noth
ing funny about either being or pretending
to he an opponent of this policy.
But the authorities, . confronted by a little
rock placed in the path of policy were not
content to brush it aside. The circulator of
the petition was arrested on charges of at
tempting to incite a riot. Brought into court, he
was referred to a Municipal court psychiatrist,
who advised psychiatrict treatment. A Boys
court judge placed him under one year's
supervision. Furthermore, as a disciplinary
measure, he and seven of the signers of the
petition were suspended from classes for two
All this is unpleasantly suggestive of situa
tions elsewhere, in which spokesmen for mi
nority views are restrained on the specious
plea that the mere expression of their opinions
is in itself a disturbance of the peace.
One may not, in either a serious or a jok
ing exercise of free speech shout "Fire" in
crowded theater. But Chicago is not so near
from the editor
the brink of anarchy that a school boy peti
tion is either certain or likely to incite a riot.
In the present , instance, nothing was broken
and no one was hurt as result of the peti
tion. Anyone provoked to violence by it would
have been clearly at fault, and subject to dis
ciplinary action. Good citizens tolerate the
circulation of petitions which they would not
themselves sign or sanction. High school prin
cipals should know that.
If a school boy proves lacking in responsi
bility, or blind to the reasons for public pol
icy, he needs more schooling, not less. In
the absence of any overt act other than an
expression of opinion, he certainly does not
require being surrounded with policemen,
how will he ever learn to accept the high prin
ciple of "freedom for the thought we hate?"
How Universities get bad names.
The United Press, reporting the Sacked Pledge
Incident at this University, has been quoted in
papers all over the country.
The Kansas University Daily Kansan carried
the story with a certain accuracy for two para
graphs except that it referred to the "nude Fra
ternity pledge." Then the story cried:
"The coeds reacted with swift, if misdirected
justice. They gave the unfortunate pledge a
pummeling, then sent him packing in a pair
of girl's slacks."
And so papers all over the country have car
ried the same copy.
We are curios as to who lets information of
this sort out.
But then, that's a moot question.
First Things First. . .
The move is to the south and east.
Officially, the unofficial migration is to
" The annual trek dates back to the good old
Says before highways were hard and autos were
- Officially there Is no "official migration, but
."most professors are prepared to take in stride
mass absences in some of their Friday classes.
J3ut there are no "excused" absences for those
attending the outstate contests.
In the good old days special trains were
Tecruited to carry Cornhusker boosters. As the
transportation trend gradually switched to
autos, the University found it didn't pay off
financially ior special trains. And so the
University officially stepped out of the migra
tion picture, for legal reasons primarily, accept
ing no responsibility for mode of transport,
accidents or mishaps.
'." But official or unofficial, students make the
annual trek. Some 500 tickets are still left for
the game at Columbia according to A. J. Lew
andowski, athletic department business man
ager. For those attending, and migrating, more
n Columbia will be printed in this week's Rag.
For students with receding hairlines due to
scholarship problems, finance or women, com
edian Jack Parr reports he's heard about a new
wonder shampoo. It won't keep your hair from
falling out, but your hair will be awful clean
by Jack Pollock
when it hits the floor.
Student fashion critics and those who label
some traditions below the scholastic purpose,
dignity and maturity and college education may
decry K-State's "Tramp Day," but those in
Kansas really appreciate the one day a year
they can let their hair down.
Tramp Day is the day beforj Homecoming
and was initiated by the K-State Student Coun
cil. Says the Council, "It lets sleepy students
wear the same clothes to their Friday classes
that they will wear Friday night while working
on house decorations and floats."
The council felt the students would be working
on decorations until the completion deadline
losing some valuable work time changing clothes
to go to class.
Tramp Day at K-State started two years ago
and was first called Hobo Day but the name
was changed because "Tramp Day," seemed
more appropriate, according to the Student
Students who disregard the privilege to vote
in campus elections take note. At the University
of Arizona at Tucson, 30 bedridden flu victims
expressed a desire to vote in elections for
class presidents. The election chairman taok
ballots to the student health, letting students
cast "absentee" ballots for the first time in the
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URL, WHAT ABOUT YOUPSB.F?;
WHAT IN THE WORLD DO YOU
HAVt TO UWRW ABOUT?!
Back in the days when I was an
actor of sorts and thought I was
considerably better than "of sorts,"
I appeared in a show at Iowa
State College. At the time, I was
a high school senior, a top secon
dary school scholar, and the epi
tome of fair play, clean living and
good sportsmanship. I derived the
same pleasure from attending col
lege parties that I note in high
school seniors who somehow wan
der into undergraduate caper-cuttings
today: the pleasure of a Sun
day school teacher somehow trans
migrated to a Roman orgy, disap
proving of throwing the Christians
to the lions
but wanting to
be sure t h at
are fed. 1 sat
in a corner, my
from t h e
my couee, ana .m-
wondered that J
c o 1 1 e g ians
could derive Schults
so much pleasure from losing their
faculties. As I say, I was fresh
out of Boy Scouts; now, I have be
come hard-bitten, embittered loose
living ol' Steve Schultz and my for
mer naivete has frittered away.
Still, those were wonderiul times
Astrid was a typical farm boy.
One fine day in September little
Astrid packed his mother's suit
case with his blue serge and went
to the Big City to enroll in the
went well for
him. But as
made an un
ery. This was
' about the IN's
and the OUT's Rhoades
He found out, for instance, that
a thing can be IN for four reasons:
A. Because it is casual. Example
crew neck sweaters. B. Because
it's subtle. Example paint on
doorsteps. C. Because it's IN and
that's all that can be said about it.
Example hi-fi. D. Becase it is
so far OUT that it must be consid
ered IN. Example Biff Keyes.
The OUT people, Astrid ascer
tained, are never IN but the IN
people can get OUT by honking
off. IN people who make an ef
fort keeping IN are definitely OUT.
OUT people who know they're
OUT are IN. In people who think
they're IN are quickly put OUT.
Astrid discovered further that
playing Frisbee is way OUT. Quot
ing from Aldous Huxley Is com
pletely IN. In articles condensed
in the Reader's Digest are OUT.
Pipe smoking is IN. Unknown to
most students, the Thursday Eve
ning Club is way, way OUT. Nan
cy Cambell is certainly IN. Li
brary fines, the Corn Cobs, and
cave films are definitely OUT.
Take this quiz and see how OUT
you are. Which person is most IN:
Jerry Sellentin, Gary Frenzpil, or
Astrid? To avoid cold stares you'd
better ask me in private.
Daily Nebraskan Letterip
To The Editor:
The recent incident of the near
nude fraternity pledge who was
deposited .on the front step of s
sorority house has proved to be an
other case of the University's "se
lective justice" system.
Had the same atrocity been
committed by independents, I se
riously doubt that a group of inde
pendents would have passed judg
ment on the wrongdoers. Would
their social privileges have been
"suspended" or would the of
fenders have been booted?
This breach of the peace was
more than just a blight on the
fraternity system, it reflected on
the whole University and was car
ried In papers throughout the U.S.
as well as in Nebraska.
It is time the University au
thorities step in and deal out a
brand of Justice that will encour
age the so-called "socialites' to be
have in a manner which will con
form to the conventional rules set
down by society.
The IFC's attempt to deal out
"punishment" to the wrongdoers
was a farce and compares with
taking one drunk out of a group ot
20 drunks and having him sit s
judge and pass sentence on the
To The Editor:
"An eye for an eye and a tooth
for a tooth."
This is rather a primitive Idea
on the nature of justice. Sadly
enough there are still a few shaven
faced barbarics trotting around
campus today calling for this
same sort of "law and order."
The latest example of demands
for this puerile form of "justice"
are resulting from the recent fra
ternity hazing episode.
The IFC was given authority to
pass judgment on one of Its or
ganizations whoe members had
committed a thoughtless, but ap
parently unmalicsd, prank. The
prank did not help the fraternity
involved, it did not help fraterni
ties as a group, and it did not
help the University.
Consequently, tha IFC levied
$250 fine against this fraternity
and also withdrew certain social
and initiation privileges. All three
of these actons are more than
slight when one considers that the
fraternity has only 22 members,
including its 10 pledges.
The administration followed up
its move toward self-government
by approving the IFC's action and
closing the book on the episode.
But a few die-hards, bleeding
from past wounds of their own,
thundered forth with such quot
ables quotes on the hazing epi
sode as: "The violence, done was
more than a fraternity joke. It
was a crime punishable in the law
And then the screams were di
rected toward the lack of indi
vidual punishment for the hazing.
What might our die-hards sug
gest? Shall we boil the individuals in
Shall we cut off the fingers of
those who wrapped the pledge in
the mattress cover?
Shall we lock them in the local
podunk and write condemning ar
ticles about their "immorality?"
Shall we boot them out of
Should we sentence them to reg
riular library attendance in which
they are encouraged to read books
by our present "Open Your Eyes
and Live" authors.
Or should we step back and
admit, "Yes, this action was Im
mature. These people and their
fraternity cannot go unpunished.
And then allow a mature group
of students to pass judgment
adequate Judgment, mind you
against the violators.
And if this Is not enough punish
ment for the lot of you, please
allow this half-hearted agnostic to
borrow these words from the Good
"Those of you who are without
sin, cast the first stone."
J. C. PRIEST
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and one of the most wonderful of
all was opening night. I was bright
eyed and queasy and smelled of
Max Factor stage maKeup; the
audience was bright-eyed and ex
pectant and smelled of champagne.
They were even decked out in tux
edoes, which amased me because
apart from the Junior-Senior Prom
and a couple of Fred Astaire mov
ies I had never seen anyone m
formal dress. At any rate, I stood
On stage acting It up a batch and
the audience sat in the auditorium
and enjoyed the show a bit, and
then we all went home and talked
about how great I had been.
Now, the point of all this is
that University Theatre opens Its
1957-58 season Wednesday night.
(The fact that I am enthusrd has
nothing whatsoever to do with the
fact that I am Masquer's publicity
director.) And the kids have what
I hear is a good show.
But the catch Is that though
the show runs until Saturday night,
there is only one opening night,
there is only one chance to see
something that no one has ever
seen before, there is only one oppor.
tunity to get in on the ground
floor. Perhaps I sound as though
I were selling uranium stock, but
I am sincere. The theatre is a
unique experience, far different
from going to a movie. You, as
an audience, see not a group of
canned shadows who will be
packed up after the run is over
and sent to the next city to per
form their mechanized miracles;
you see somethL.g which has never
been seen before and which will
never be exactly the same again.
The particular thrill Of live theatre
lies in just that fact. And that
particular thrill is heightened on
opening night, when there is a pe
culiar kind of suspense: will the
show be good? Will it be great?
Unfortunately, few people ever
avail themselves of this pleasure
on opening night at University
Theatre. Because I am an Occa
sional actor myself, I have par-
ticipnted in a couple of Howsll
Theatre shows. The Friday and
Saturday night perfoimances i'
ways played to good houses, but.
Wednesday and Thursday were
lean days when we tried eu ; tricks
on the few people who wanted to
see the show ahead of the crowd.
The first two nights were always
This is as disgraceful for the
University and as insulting to a
group of extra hardworking stu
dents as though only 75 or 80 peo
ple showed up. for the first foot
ball game of the season because
the rest of the student body wanted
to wait and see what kind of a team
Now, to launch into the sales
pitch. School spirit does not con
sist of cheering at football games
(though my congratulations for the
week go to the two Kappa Sigs
who fostered lots of displays and
ear-splitting music last weekend),
A good bit of school spirit con
sists of taking from the institution
the particular types of pleasure
which It and -no other place
has to offer. And one of these
types is the pleasure of seeing good
plays well performed.
And, it's kind of fun to wear
a tie once in a great while. Atid
besides that, you can combine the
atre going with a couple of other
good times: get a date, take her
to dinner, discreetly sip a co-.p's
of glasses of whatever you happen
to have in your glove compart
ment, and rush down to Howell
Tneatre in time for the eight
And one more incentive to get
you to the opening of "What E ;ry
Woman Knows ': I will be on hrnd
in a tux, probably looking for all
the world like a beanpole in mo.irn
ing. The sight of the leading candU
date for Grub of the Week dreei
in formal attire and looking ex
tremely uncomfortabje s'.iould be
worth the price of admission ia
The Plcbian Clod
An Italian actress once stated
that the American man was a
lousey lover. There Is merit in
There is a tendency for Ameri
cans to love someone with the
expectation of getting something
in return. We are raised in a so
ciety in which goods are always
in exchange one for another. We
see this all around us and it has
permeated our thinking.
When one first starts dating,
there is a tendency to take the
attitude of getting one's money
out of the deal. The guy washes
the car and lays out ten bucks for
dinner and dancing, and in return
he expects the girl to look nice, be
sociable, and to neck for an hour
before going ,in. "Fair exchange
on ten bucks," he says. And the
girl upon fixing her hair, buying
clothes, and learning how to be
sociable expects the fellow to en
tertain her by going someplace
and treating her to dinner and a
movie. Most people come to the
realization that this Is inadequate
This return attitude is likely to
take a different turn. We give
affection and we expect affection
in return. "Here I am real sweet
to the guy and he just sits there
like a toad and croaks about his
transmission being noisy." "You
try to be real nice and entertain
ing to that girl and all she does
is talk about some silly thing she
has done." For affection given
we expect affection in return.
The only way to achieve real ma
turity in love is to give love with
out expecting anything in return.
Your mind is then always Open to
understanding and learning about
the other person. If your mind is
closed, you wont be able to work
out the solution to most problems
which may arise because you
won't have the understanding or
However, to love without ex
pecting anything in return is not
to close one'6 eyes to the reality
of a one sided love. Any way you
look at it, a one sided love is un
desirable and won't last.
The point I make Is that to ob
tain a full maturity In love one
must be willing to love without
expecting anything in return.
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