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Some observations on recent business in
the Student Council:
The Friday Daily Nebraskan reported, A
Motion recommending to the treasurer of the
Student Activities fund that 'no funds derived
from the student body shall be used for the
social benefit of the (campus) organization
members' caused heated debate in the Student
It was said in the council meeting that Stu
dent Activities Fund treasurer Clare Harper
bad asked for the (notion.
However, when contacted by this newspaper
Harper denied making such a request.
It is obvious, then, that those council mem
bers who said that Harper wanted the meas
ure enacted were misrepresenting him or they
were using the prestige of his office to enact the
Either way, the students who slated that
Harper wanted the motion were wrong.
But the council will have an opportunity to
learn the facta in the case. And now we would
like to express our sentiments regarding the
First of all, those council members who stat
ed that Harper wanted the measure carried
ahould be censured by the council. It appears
as if something was "trying to be put across "
And if this is not the case and Mr. Harper
was merely misquoted, then the students are
totally irresponsible for they can't obviously,
carry a conversation from one person to an
other group regarding certain matters.
On to the motion itself.
As council member Herb Friedman p ;t it
in the meeting, 'When s person buys a Kosmet
Klub ticket or s Homecoming Dance ticket, the
money no longer belongs to him. He gets some
thing for it. The organization ought to be able
to spend it as it seets fit."
This seems to be the sensible answer to the
problem." Passing a motion such as this one
under consideration implies that the student
organizations are irresponsible.
In reality, however, these organizations, by
budgeting well and spending economically, have
been able in the past to have a surplus fund.
Since that money is theirs, since they have
fulfilled the obligations placed on them by their
constitutions, we see no logical reason why the
members of such organizations shouldn't be
allowed to reap the benefits of their work.
Of course, we can see that the other side
of the question has some merit. If the organiza
tions in question are organizations to promote
spirit then perhaps it might be nice to share
the profits of the group on some spirit building
We have to realize, though, that all the or
ganizations are not in that category. An exam
ple might be the AWS board of the Council it
self. In theory it's nice to think that students are
in such activities as these included in the mo
tion for the sake of good old NU.
But we can't live in an ivory tower all our
lives. We have to realize that there are other
benefits accruing from these groups and one of
these benefits is the social activity.
Therefore, we would like to recommend to
the council that this motion be thrown out just
as fast as possible Wednesday.
Tribunal Misu mlcrctanding
Did we ever mention the type of juggling
that went on last year when the Student Trib
unal Charter was first presented to the stu
When' the Daily Nebraskan first voiced its
objections to the charier we listed many
specific areas within the document which we
did not favor.
It so happened at the time that a member
f the Student Council was working for a lo
cal newspaper and had access to the galiexs
f type at our printer.
Consequently, when the Daily Nebraskan next
printed the charter we presumed it would
be the same as the first copy of the document.
But we were the naive ones then.
The charter was changed.
"Let him who is without blame cast the first
And so with this phrase on our hps we turn
to the daily newspapers who have come nosing
round the campus to find out what is happen
ing to the Cornhusker spirit and tsk-tsking us
for not getting behind the team.
Then after the Huskers drop another game
this time to Iowa State the prophets coyly biare
eight columns wide. ' Worst Season Yet?''
Well, boys, so what if it is.
This won't mean that you're out of a job.
And just because you're safe in your positions,
does that mean you'll start clawing Bill Jen
ings? We've gone over this time and time again.
We can't tell you to mud your own business
because, we suspect, what happeas at a sta'e
University is anybody's business.
But before you start making us the laughing
stock of the state why not get behind the team.
Get behind the recruiters. Let people who read
your works know that despite the record of the
football team, despite the thumb on some of
our activities, despite the charges that we don't
give a damn, we're out there just the same.
So Iowa State might win s game. But if they
can draw just 8,000 people to a Big Eight con
test we're not sure they have anything on us
We're got the spirit, boys. And that's what
Some of the points we objected to were not
in the paper but had been in type at the prim
er's pi ant.
Now Tribunal Committee chaxma.i Dave
Keere charges that the charter which this
newspaper printed is "eronneous." He added
that one complete section was left out."'
We apologize lor the typographical errors.
But we certainly do not apoiogize for the
whole section being left out.
Last year the council never supplied us
with a copy of the document.
We had only the copy of the Daily Ne
braskan in which it mas printed to refer to
when bavir.g it reset this semester.
If there is a charge that the document as
printed in the Daily Nebraskan was er
roneous then we can only say, ' Look to thy
self, o council."
For as far as we can see the only source
of the error is the pied type which a member
of the .council of last year had juggled by
However, in order to insure better coopera
tion with the members of this ail-important
committee on the council, we hereby in open
print request of the council three copies of the
charter as approved by the students. We'd
like these copies to be the original text, not
the mangled text.
We'd like these copies pronto so that the
council and this newspaper can ge; some ail
important groundwork done in preparing the
s'udent body for the tribunal.
Bat ibis lime we'd like the council to lake
nmr of this request rather thai to laugh it
off as they did with the "opca teller" re
quest of the Nebraska concerning other council
business earlier (hi semester.
If such an important matter as this has
to be red-taped for the council then we'd
be willing to type our request n triplicate nr
what ever may be the necessary methods. We
believe that th.s tribunal business is important
enough- to warrant cooperation on all fronts.
We're will to do our share.
But we'll be di-rr.td if we're going totake
ail the blame fo- a situation which was the
ialt of a medd!:i2 council member.
and el cetcras
From the Michigan Tech LODE:
"What would you do if I kissed you?"
Silence. A kiss. Silence.
Tm still hoarse from last ntght."
And save this one for Yuletide;
Comrade Rudolph was walking down the
streets of Moscow when it suddenly began
"Wife, said Rudolph to his spouse, "it's
"No, Rudolph," she corrected, "it's snow
"Silence, woman, "roared Rudy. ' You know
Rodolph the Red knows rain, dear V
Pulitzer prize winner poet Marianne Moore
had a press conference in San Francisco re
cently, and a Daily Califsrnian reporter brought
back these quotes:
On cynicism: ' We are suffering from sar
casim. No one is to be taken seriously any
more. It's easy to run things down and be
clever about it; what is needed is positive at
iirmation of the good.''
On cership: ' No, I don't believe in cen
soring. We can't be sure what to censor and
once you start it's like a prairie fire. The
most obscene poetry will die quickly if it's
simply left alone."
On Sputnik: ' A marvel."
On the world situation: '"We only need to
know each other better."
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THAT I eiAE OFfEKOO eiH.
To the Editor:
Ah me! Life sure must be tough
for some guys? Notably the pro
fessor of Psychology at Syracuse
University who bei.eves that be
cause students ch?at they are
showing signs of maturity.
Now I don't take stock with
They're the slime of the earth,
as far as that soes. But as to the
motivation behind cheating . . .
well, that's another quesion and
answer session altogether.
The problem of cheating lies
partially with the student and par
t;aiiy with the type of quest.on
asked. But it lies, in a major por
tion, with our bailed up society of
today which says, "you have
better grades than Johnny Jones
'Son of the family your folks are
trying to keep up with) or you
won't get your job with Genera'
That bums me up It j is: might
be that a kki has been out s.m
portine himself by working all
night ard comes into cla.s the next
cay for a 'est. Well, good ole
teacher is sfap enough to give the
kind of a test the kid can cheat
in and then raises the louden
stink when the kid is raueht.
Next, the society inA which we
live is orien'ared to the id?a that
teachers should be paupers. So
the colleges of the day seem to
believe that if more hours, courses
and students are heaped on
professor Clinkbotton. he'll be liv
ing up to the standards our pood
oie American society has estab
lished. That's the cookies, i: yn.i
Now if you want the Siiverheels
solution to this whole mes here it
Number one. Charge 'he "ax
setup o the state so that tear he.' s
csn get an honest wage.
Number two. Build more cam
p'is hails of knowledge and let
these happy laced teachers - "
plenty of class room space !
there be plenty of sections :' - :
ery course so t h a t it'
necessary for tne pro: to .-. ,
gfy objective tes's.
Number three. Regi-ar (. .- so
ciety so that the knowledge a man
possesses, his innate wisdom, is
more important than the store of
loony facts he holds in his head.
Number lour. Start giving tests
which follow this theory. Let the
prof have weekly sessions with (lie
student individually so that
he can determine just what bumble
brain knows and what he doesn't
Number five, throw away ail
form tests. Throw away tests that
ask things which ore answered in
the books. Arid if tests are really
going to be a help to the students
'come on, prof, you know you're
j'jst trying to stump us half of
the time 1 they have to deal w: h
relative praeticsl problems.
How vj? In histo-y, it might be
a-sked. "Compare the structure of
Egyptian society and the econom
ic setup therein with the modern
American society. Determine from
your reading of the philosophers
which system is better and ex
plain your solution. A problem
in discussing our own wdrld
which makes us get off our high
horse and onto the freedom charg
er That's a mouthful.
Well, -there's the Si'veerbeels
method of higher education. Noth
ing will be done about it. But we
can dream, can't we?
Goggle-eyed teenagers, whom
we are quite close to, swarmed
over our campus this past week
end for the Nebraska High School
Press Association convention.
ranging in age
from 13 (some
of them looked
close to Is, en
tered all sorts
of contests to
trv their abil
ities in the .
I had the privilege of helping the
convention officials with one of
the contests and was nearly bowled
over at what these kid had to
say about some of the pertinent
issues of the day.
Too often, it seems, we hav
grabbed onto the theme that the
world is a bad place and we have
to live with it and within it. We
might also be prone to say that
cynicism is the surviving school
But try to tell these kids that!
Wow! They've got the world in
their hands the likes of which
you've never seen before. For ex
ample, if University students sat
down to a test with the vim and
conscientiousness that these people
have, his place would be right up
there with Yale and What-Might-You-CaU-It.
But somettiii happens between
the time they are writing away
for old Millard High and the time
they reach the Halls of Ivy.
I think someone wises them in
about University ... or about
some popular misconception re
gsnding University life. But where
does this happen? Who is the cul
prit? There's one school of thought
which says that Communists have
infiltrated our lives to such an
extent that they make us believe
University life is just a snap and
that studying twith some goal in
mind) is a bunch of malarky. It's
possible, you know.
Then there's the school of thought
which sells lists of the easy courses
at NU to squelch incentive on the
part of students who are just ar
riving. You know, the kind of
courses in which the credits come
easy but the number of hours put
in are long and dreary. This sort
of thing is enough to make any
person's spirit lag.
So the search is on for the cause
of apathy. If we could find the
moment of decision, we'd have the
But it's not while the kids are
still . under the watchful eye. of
v bob irclond
Life Maga?ine has hit the nail
on the head.
In an article appearing in this
week's issue entitled "Sad News
From The Campus: Nobody Loves
The Football Hero Now." such
things as campus spirit, paid foot
ball players and the game in gen
eral are analyzed with emphasis
on student opinion.
No longer. Life . states, is the
. modern football player regarded
as a hero as he once was back
in the days of the "lost genera
tion" (the 20's andd 30's. Instead
the fellow who scores two and
three touchdowns per game today
is looked upon by the campus per
sonnel as just another paid athlete
doing his assigned task.
The reason for this attitude Life
writer Marshall Smith points out,
Smith toured large schools pos
sessing big time football teams
such as Michigan. Colorado, and
Ohio State and found that at a"
these campuses the old brand of
student spirit, the rah rah type,
And the reason, again, is athletic
During the last few years I have
possessed a growing anxiety con
cerning the present plight of col
legiate athletes and above all col
My worries were primarily
caused" by Nebraska's habit of
hatchetine coaches examples be
ing Bernie Masterson, Bill Glass
ford. Harry Good, ad infinitum .
Also the lack of sfjie't spirit,
'at least the t;;? v'.i h existed
back when dad we"! fo school)
concerned me. r e -ia'lv since I
found my own sis ?ke. ling each
And now. w.n t!: help of the
Life v'-'- v. ' ;ch confirmed
mi:- c' .--y 'v:;.:2hts I think I've
focrd l'. least a partial answer
to the whole situation.
F""'1"'' S.-.jsketball and every
r nritpr college sport are
es of the Almighiy Dollar.
" 'etes are not what they used
" oe. students of an ech'.atioml
imitation who participate in
sports solely because of a natural
inclination. Nowadays the athlete
participating in a major sport at
a large university is nine times
out of ten under the influence of
the Almighty Dollar. And It's not
the athlete's fault.
It's the fault of the superzeal
ojs alum?! who desire bigger and
better teams and who subscribe
not only snirit-wish but cash-wish
to the college athletic plants.
College ahletes today cannot be
blamed for his predicament. It Is
only nature! f!i?t a high school
snorts s'yr should seek the best
finanrv 1 setup he can obtain from
the national college sports powers.
Why shouldn't he trsve! 1500 miles
to another school out of his state
W'hen he is offered, say, tuition,
board and room?
And look what this athletic .
money grab bag has done to the j
poor coaches of the country! No j
longer is coaching a profession i
whose success is solely dependent 1
upon the ability to train, direct
and encourage athletic talent.
The modern coach must also be
a recruiter; a person with iron j
nerves 'or preferably no nerves i
at all so he can live through the 1
weekly barrage of alumni pres
sure; and a fellow who dan some
how, year in and year out, produce
No longer is natural ability and i
what is commonly called fate con
sidered in football games. Now.
the governing factor is how much
alumni money has been placed in
this year's team in relation to the
number of victories.
May I suggest to the quarterback
clubs or Greenback Clubs as the
case may be around the country
that they start selling stock in their
ventures and then each fan oculd
proudly say that he owns not only
a season ticket but S'V of the left
tackle's shoulder pads.
What's all this got to do with
campus spirit? Weil, it seems to
me. that eventually college stu
dents got tired of all this financial
hodge-podge, NCAA probations,
and the like and discovered that
Iheir team was no longer extracur
ricular but "extra-alumni"' moti
vated. College coaches shouldn't have
to run around the country recruit
ing like they were corporation per
College athletes shouldn't have to
face ever-growing alumni pressure
to accept money in return for what
was once another extracurricular
Just once I'd like to see a foot
ball or any other kind of major
sports contest which didn't involve
thousands of dollars not only for
the hot dogs but for the players.
bv dick shiigriic
Strict high school teachers.
Explunashuns, plui department.
Why Americans refuse to be af
fected by satellites and Schmidt
niks and the like.
They're scared to admit that
there's any danger to tne good old
USA. But if they had had a chance
to speak with a man who has
had first-hand experience in meet
ing the Communists, they would
change their tone of voice.
I'm speaking of the new com
mander of the Army ROTC pro
gram here at the University, Col.
Rawie, who conies to the Univer
sity from Germany where he was
leading some 6.000 American sol
diers. He said that the threat of a war
is a real threat. "And Americans
must be alert to the dangers and
accept the responsibilities of being
prepared to meet the dangers," he
Now despite the complete dif
ference in some of our personal )
views, 1 take without question tne
word of a man who has seen the
dangers in which our country has
been placed by the Communists.
This is not a time to laugh off
Ml wager that if scares like the
Schmidniks happened in the Soviet
Union, the Red government would
look into every nook and cranny
of the nation to turn up the threat
to their security.
Rather, we call in the psychia
trists and the sheriffs and look for
proof. This is practical, but dur
ing dangerous times the nation
must not let itself lax into com
placency over a situation such as
And the Sputniks? You have
listened to the Paul Harveys and
the Lowell Thomases who teil us
that now the Reds can strike us
in our heartland.
Oh. for another Thomas Paine
who would be willing to risk the
ridicule of his peers for crying,
' Wake up. America!"
Now that we have had a few
.. snow flakes, let's turn out attention
to another deathly important prob
lem. What will Orphan Annie be
wearing when we next see her in
the comics? You will remember
last year that the Daily Nebraskan,
through the pen of a shocked writ
er, declared that Annie had
switched from her red dress to
yellow. Now we get a glimpse of
her in some other color.
Oh for the Sunday and the revel
ation of the new color!
It's pledge skip time again.
Here's hoping that the freshmen
will stay out of the classrooms to
abduct their dear active brethern.
One never knows nowadays when
the serenity of a history class or
the mystery of a psychology class
will be bumped off balance by
these ruffians who grab, claw, tie
and drag their buddies.
What? Being unfair to pledges?
JIMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA
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