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The Dcily Nebraskan
Friday, November I, 1957
Once a year the University lets down its hair
and succumbs to the Wild West spirit that must
have kept people on the great plains many
The University students fortunately or unfor
tunatelydrop their books at this special time
and forget the tests, the sleep, the eating whirh
is vital to students under normal conditions.
Of course, it's Homecoming.
And with the renewed spirit not just for foot
ball but for Nebraska, the University, the
organised house starts bubbling all over the
campus and into the city of Lincoln.
Spectators by the thousand what is it some
prophets say, 75,000 of them swarm the campus
to laugh at, be amazed by and grumble about
the colorful displays.
Then the parties start. Houses welcome home
the alums who have been gone as long as the
Old Uni Hall has been down. Some alums pour
into the city who haven't been here since new
buildings such as the new administration hall
have been planned and pounded into shape.
They goggle not only at the lights and color
of the Homecoming displays but at the stature
which the physical plant of Old NU has gained
in the past 10, 20, 30 years.
The severest critics of the institution those
who remember back to the glorious days of the
20s and the hard but happy days of the thirties
bow with a degree of humility to the fine
University which, in spite of anything they can
say, has become even bigger and better than
Then the football game and the excitement
of the Cornhuskers' fight to please the Home
comers takes over the scene and gives every
alum a chance to shout his lungs out for the
team which he loves.
Homecoming. A time for renewing old
asquaintances. A time to share the cheer of the
"University. A time to forget about squabbles
and get hep with the good times. .
The lasting impressions which one homecom
ing can make on an alum or on a student are
unbelievable. Probably most students who have
been around for more than a year can recall
listening to grads tell of the homecoming of
their senior year; the floats, the house displays,
the dance and so forth.
This homecoming has all the makings of a
For those who aren't impressed with football
or displays or floats, the very spirit which
seems to sparkle on the campus during home
coming is fascinating.
For those who want to let their hair down and
admit that all the activities of homecoming are
well worth the time and the effort they can
breathe a deep sigh of satisfaction that they've
been here when NU had the "finest" of home
comings. And so it will be for many, many years to
This is the time to take stock of the Uni
This is the time to resign yourself that the
University has one of the truest spirits of any
campus in America.
And without any maudlin rememberings stu
dents here can look forward to the day when
spirit might drop 100 degrees and think of how
they will, in turn, recall the Homecoming of '57.
And a word of support for the team? Cer
tainly. As little Rollo's flag indicates, we're
behind you all the way. No sweat.
By word of mouth, and through the printed
page man is able now to throw out ideas which
change the face of a University, the course
Controversy, drama, music, sports all have
gained a sound place in the life in both the
newspaper and the electronic wonders radio
And with these thoughts in mind the Univer
sity radio station, KNUS is aiming to bring new
pleasure into the lives of the students on the
The station, in an effort to sound out opinion
of Greek houses on the possibility of having
KNUS piped into those houses as it is now
piped into the dormitories, has discovered that
the Greeks want to receive the benefits of a
camus-astudent-operated radio station.
This is a tfnance for the University students
to support a department within the University,
to help fellow classmates gain professional ex
perience in radio work and to help themselves
by absorbing . some of the drama of life which
One of the commercial stations now on Pro
gram Service will be dropped soon. Into the
houses now comes the radio voice of the
Going one step further we might suggest that
KNUS be. piped into the Union for the benefit
of the students who are taking a moment out
of a busy day for relaxation.
The radio station, in its poll, attempted to
discover what type entertainment the students
at the University want on their radio station.
It certainly would be no great financial loss
to the Union as a matter of fact it might be
a gain to have local disc jockeys with an
eye toward pleasing the students here playing
the music which has been requested by the stu
dents. The Daily Nebraskan is proud to note that the
students are working toward the expansion of
a fine service.
We are proud to work with the University
radio station, KNUS, in its all-important role as
a University service.
from the editor
First Things First. . .
At midnight Emily's unwritten rules on dig
nity are cast aside for a 24-hour period of back
slapping, extraordinary tales of unparalleled
gridiron endeavors of Cornhusker squads of '07
or '27 or Rose Bowl days, and recognition of
Nebraska grads at alumni luncheons.
Saturday's a 24-hour revival of Cornhusker
lore, of greeting old college classmates and
some not so old. It's a period of paper-mache,
of floats and bands, burning effigies and stu
Statistically, some 75,000 are expected to wit
ness the celebration, including 25,000 witnesses
of the house displays; 20,000 lining O street
for the annual parade and 35,000 at the Kan
gas University and Cornhusker gridiron battle.
It's Homecoming 1957 version with better
(but not necessarily bigger) Homecoming
Queen candidates "than ever before," along
with crowning of the NU Homecoming Queen,
and a day climaxed by dancing to the tunes
of one of America's foremost composers, Duke
Ellington, and his orchestra.
Says comedian Jack Parr of campus Inhab
itants, "The trouble with being a leader is you
dont know if they're following you or chasing
Festivities at Nebraska Wesleyan University's
Homecoming were altered slightly when the
flu bug struck last weekend. Almost all activ
ity Jack Pollock
ities went on as scheduled the annual chuck
wagon feed, alumni convocation, house decor
ation displays, open house, student theater pro
duction, homecoming dance and crowning of
the Homecoming Queen. But flu struck at Mid
land College, too, forcing the cancellation of
their game with Wesleyan.
Said Vance D. Rogers, Wesleyan President,
of the unique Homecoming festivities that pro
ceeded without a football game, "All . . . add
up to a meaningful Homecoming, without a
football game, but with a school spirit not to
While lovers of peace, quiet and a less epi
leptic kind of minstrelsy have waited patient
ly for Elvis Presley's adenoidal art form to
fade, Nov. A "Time" reports that rock'n' roll
"looks as solid as ever." Because he lives off
what most parents would agree is the fat of
teenagers' heads, Presley's latest disk, Jail
house Rock, is already an established hit,
With "Jailhouse" being distributed to the
tune of some 2,000,000 copies, Presley's sales of
single disks have reached a staggering 28 mil
lion. If you haven't heard Elvis' latest rock
V roll, just listen to the Theta loudspeaker
system during the Homecoming decoration
viewing. The tune's different but the noise
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Daily Nebraskan Letterip
In regard to your informative
article on Nebraska's new sport
Frisby I think it only proper to
point out that this sport originated
at Yale University and not at
either of those other two institu
tions you mentioned. As you un
doubtedly realize, a great deal of
ingenuity, skill, and research were
needed to contrive such a chal
lente to athletic prowess, and in
the Ivy League this could be ac
complished only at Yale.
I am sure that this factual error
was because of hast due to the
amount of time spent playing this
fascinating sport and that further
reflection would leave but one pos
sibility of its origin.
Albert C. Jerman
tt r -ir
To the Editor:
A few weeks ago the World Her
ald came to this campus to find
out what was going wrong with
Nebraska Football and in doing so
got the important views of one of
our learned Innocents.
This individual seemed to have
all the answers and was in on the
inside story of the problem as it
really stands. He - voiced himself
quite freely, and for his noble
deeds was made game captain for
the following week by the team.
Now a week passed and spirit
became the key word. Many people
worked long and hard to build back
the spirit that had been so lacking
at the games. All the Important
people on campus supporter" this
drive and the results did iow.
BUT, with four minutes and 55
seconds left in the unfinished bat
tle who did I see moving out of
the stadium? None other than Mr.
(man on campus) Bobby S. and
To the Editor:
Who could possibly be naive
enough to suggest that the liaison
committee will not give a strong
report concerning the Mitchell
"Why, for over a year and a
half now, this collection of non
entities has been doing an amaz
It has successfully parried ru
mors of discontent in the Arts
College; it has avoided charges
that the Dean of Men had in
temperately maligned a professor;
it has so far managed to avoid
doing anything on the Mitchell
case (until the faculty senate or
dered them, in effect, to get down
In fact, the committee has in
geniously disguised its very func
tions, made ambiguous in duties,
and sidestepped its critics to the
point where no one really has any
idea what in blazes it's supposed
to be doing, much less what it has
done in the past.
This, in the space of two years,
is quite an accomplishment, even
for a faculty committee at the
University of Nebraska.
Grad Student In Chemistry
it it '
To the Editor:
My system has finally rebelled.
I am forced to cry out against the
most unpleasant pasttimes on the
campus that of the Reserve Of
ficers' Training Corps. The reason
for all this is the "lab" this last
hour. (It is now 1 p.m. Thursday).
I have just been subjected to one
of the most obnoxious and repul
sive experiences of my life.
We were forced to wander about
for an hour in a milling mass
called "platoon maneuver." I think
through all this confusion and rais
ing of dust, we were begged,
threatened and. cajoled to execute
the ridiculous maneuvers in a neat
and military manner, by what is
known in military circles as a
"platoon leader," this particular
one being quite garbled and ob
viously a refugee from English A.
His diction and grammar would
have made an old Kentucky moun
tain man blanch wtih horror. Fur
thermore, if he were more intelli
gent he would be drunk with power.
This has ceased being a farce
and a game, I tell you.
It has become a downright im
position and a violation of the dig
nity and rights of man.
It is becoming harder and hard
er to laugh at this business.
True, it affords a great amount
of pleasure for the people who are
not directly connected, as would
any such exhibition of sioppiness
and confusion, but for the basic
students who are being moved
about like marionettes (the simple
is net too apt) by the advanced
cadets the situation is humilitating
Furthermore, the students who
have a class before and or after
are forced to wear this assinine
uniform, and since it is impossible
to keep the sackcloth clean, they
are forced to take demerits on it
which lower their grade on one
hour which they didn't want in the
first place. This is, of course, ex
cluding those brave and ferocious
warriors who plan to continue with
The remedy I call for is an ob
vious and just one, Make ROTC
To the Editor:
Chancellor Hardin, in May of
1955, declared: "Never, in my opin
ion are the best interests of a uni
versity served by a violation of
Dean Lambert, in a nationally
acclaimed statement in 1953, said
that the "right to uphold, to dis
cuss, to dissent are ... the
strength of a great University."
In June of 1957, following the
publication of the Mitchell report,
Chancellor Hardin said he had no
comment at this time." Dean Lam
bert had "no comment."
How much longer must the uni
versity community wait to hear
what comment our courageous
spokesmen on academic freedom
have to . make on the Mitchell
And, what will the Liaison Com
mittee have to say about this obvi
ous cleavage between word and
Ah, yes. We will see Dean
Brechenridge dispatched to the
front to continue "scotching rum
They pulled the gadfly's sting
er last month, leaving it buzzing
frantically and fruitlessly, at least
for a few weeks. After that, the
experience of thinking about re
ports instead of reporters and lit
erature instead of linotype was so
pleasant that I'm considering re
fusing to pay the 40 cent fine I
presently owe the library.
I note that the Greeks and In
dependents were quite able to con
duct their rock throwing contests
without me (except for one re
strained letterip which caused one
J. C. Priest, Christians take note,
as a "smooth-shaven barbaric")
Still, I can't agree with Cole that
talk without action is worthless
it's been quite some time since
the Barbs were alive enough to
so much as talk the memory of
man runneth not to the contrary.
Still, I think it generous of the
Administration to give me back
my column just before the impor
tant meeting of the Faculty Sen
ate Tuesday. You will remember
last year certain members of the
faculty orating at great length on
the apathic nature of the current
crop of undergraduates. Tuesday
we'll see if the faculty has re
tained the vim, vigor and vitality
they find so lacking in us.
First item on the agency is con
sideration of the calendar, which
includes the constantly controver
sial question of the two-week-one
week exam period.
Now the University is theoreti
cally run for the benefit of the
students, though few faculty mem-
The Galley Slave
Ask anyone a question.
I mean ask them so that you
can quote what they say.
Watch them clam up.
For example, "Sir, what do you
think of the decision on the Mitchell
Case?" Answer: "Well, I'd rather
not make any comment on that
right now." ,
Or, "Would you like to comment
on this dues-paying situation sir,"
Answer ... "I refuse to make
any comment on this particular
situation at this time."
Or, "How do you feel about the '
IFC fine of the naughty frat,
dean?" Answer: "I'll have to re
view the case before I make any
A non-committal generation.
No one, it appears, wishes to
be involved in any controversy.
And considering, the repurcussions
of some seemingly insignificnat re
marks made by some public of
ficials ( such as Charle Wilson
and J. F. Dulles) I can't say I
blame some of the hard-headed
But on the other hand this fail
ure to participate in a lively al
tercation (if making comments
to a journalist can lead to that)
is a frosty way to keep American
spirit from being stirred warm.
We have, thank heaven, a few
examples of men, who in our day,
are willing to say what they feel
is right under any circumstanceS.
Such a man is Sen. John F.
Kennedy of Massachusetts who
went down to Jackson, Mississippi,
recently and spoke his views on
Talking before an -assembly of
staunch Southern Democrats the
fearless fortyish Kennedy was
asked how he felt about the issue
which is paining the nation.
Kennedy said that he and every
one else knew that integration was
the law of the land and as such
must be enforced.
That man was the first man, I
would wager, who ever received
a standing ovation from Democrats
in the South for standing up for
He has those qualities which you
just can't help admiring.
ft V r
For men only: Many of you,
no doubt, are splashing around in
the e c s t a c y of having been
"caugh;" by some young and, no
doubt, beautiful lady.
But in every crowd there are
70 or 362 or 2,896 young men who
bers want to admit it. The two.
week exam period has been over
whelmingly approved by the stu
dents time and time again and
time and time again the faculty
demands a one-week period. Now
it would seem to me that the
Senate ought not only to approve
of the two-week period this year,
it ought to go on record as fa
vring the system for years to
come. The Rag is getting tired of
going over the same arguments
every year even the budget only
comes up bi-annually. Let's make
up the mind for good.
But the return of my column
corresponds nicely with the meet
ing of the Faculty Senate next
Tuesday. The terrors of the ar
nished towers will be discussing
the three most controversial top
ics to disrupt the placid academic
waters for some time.
First on the list will be the
ever-present two-week exam ver
sus one-week exams. Now really.
Two years ago when I was a
frightened freshman covering my
first Faculty Senate meeting the
faculty discussed the two-week ex
am period. The Student Council
discussed the two-week exam pe
riod. The Rag discussed the two
week exam period. Last year it
was the same story, second verse.
Now here we are again.
Remembering that whatever I
say is colored by my tendency to
procrastinate, I am in favor of a
two-week exam period, as is any
red-blooded American student. Re
membering also that numerous
polls of students have borne out
the above statement and that in
theory the University is run for
the benefit of the students, I'd
think that the faculty would also
favor two-weeks of exams.
But gentlemen, let's arrive at a
decision once and for all, instead
annually belaboring the same tired
arguments. Let's arrive at a de
cision acceptable, if not favorable,
to both students and faculty and
find a new issue to fight about.
But the juicy topic, the Impor.
tant topic, and the topic that ev
eryone wishes wasn't there is the
Mitchell Case report, which, like
the poor, we always have with us.
The report of the Liaison Com
mittee reports that they are not
proper committee to report any.
thing. Being uninstructed in the
art of "proper channels", it
seemed to me thatoy specifically
asking the Liaison Committee to
make recommendations, the Fac
ulty Senate conferred upon t h
Liaison Committee the ability to
make recommendations. This,
however, is not the case I guess.
But more important, the com
mittee has also recommended that
the Mitchell case be closed. Noth
ing would be better for the Uni
versity than to forget' about the
Mitchell case. And nothing would
The report of the Committee on
Academic Privilege and Tenure
last June showed that on three
separate occasions the academio
freedom of C. Clyde Mitchell, ex
chairman of the department of ag
ricultural .economics, was
abridged. This is not something
that can be passed over lightly or
taken care of by merely report
of the facte. The Administration
is morally bound to take step to
prevent the re-occurrence of such
action and the faculty, the ta
drnts Indeed the citizens ot Ne
braskaare morally bound to In
sist that they do this.
This is not the time to discuss
the personality of Dr. M'cchell or
the justification for his removal
as chairman of the depatment of
agricultural economics. The 1fcre
instances cited by the committee,
did not concern either of these.
The report of the Liaison Com.
mittee, which will be presented
t the Tuesday meeting in effect
throws the responsibility for rec
ommending action on the case into
tht hands of the faculty as a
whole. No committee or group of
faculty members seem willing to
take personal responsibility.
Last year a prominent memoer
of the University faculty accused
the present crop of undergradu
ates of apathy and indifference to
ward important issues. Tuesdpy
will tell the tale if apathy anj
indifference are peculiar to the
students, of if the faculty too suf
fers from the rotting disease.
don't want to get caught.
So you might get on the stick
and do some catching of your
own. There seems to be in popular
circulation among young ladies a
book by the editor of that guide to
"girls, "Seventeen," which tells how
to flirt fair and square.
I don't know how this book is
going over in the collegiate set,
but at any rate some dangerous
information is sprinkled in Us
pages. Here are some things you
can avoid if you want to sava
your money and your mind.
(1) Watch out if some gal phones
you for what you can tell is a
2) Beware of damsels who say,
"That was a wonderful report you
gave at Union Board meeting," or
some such lie.
3) Eschew those gals who seem
fascinated when you start talking
about gear ratios in the new Ed
sel. 4) Avoid "sparklers."
Enid Haupt says the suggestion
she has set down for young ladies
are "fair and square." These sug
gestions I have made are just as
ft ft ft
Big speculation last week was
over the location oft the Missouri
Vistory Bell. No one would admit
having seen it. Innocents said it
The accused stand vindicated in
light of the facts. It appears the
Mortar Board crew got ahold of
the bell and were playing Ring
Around the Campus, dust how true
this is may still be a matter for
But the grapevine, (so reliable)
says that the MBs are now bar
gaining for some piece of their
mystic paraphenalia by offering
the Buffalo head back to the Red
And here are the unmystic stu
dents like you and I standing back
agape not only at the audacity of
the MBs to blame the bell-taking
on some harmless young men,
but at finally getting a look at
these two symbols which are, ap
parently, handed back and forth
between schools for the benefit of
the student bodies. You never
know about these things.
For all non-Ivy Leaguers: Dirty
Old Man entries are still being
received at the Daily Nebraskan
office. Come out from under the
bushel and let your voice be
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