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The Dailv Nebraskan
Tuesday, February 4, 195b
Creeping Sickness Hits
Student Tribunal Voting
"Now that the students have accepted the
Tribunal they ought to at least know what it
Helen Gourlay, president of the University
Student Council was speaking of the student
vote favoring the new tribunal charter.
It would be torture to say that students are
apathetic, but, unfortunately, that looks like
Apathy b a strange creature of habit, we've
It crops up in city elections, state balloting,
and just about any governmental elections.
And money isn't a consideration which can
alleviate apathy, the experts have discovered.
As a matter of fact when Dave Keene, chair
man of the Student Council Tribunal Committee
tried to entice some student would-be voters
into looking over the ballots, he said, "Hey
don't you want to save $50?" The students kept
right on walking , . , away from the polling
Apparently, the "Let George Do It" attitude
has taken hold to such a monumental extent
that not only do students hope that George will
do It, but guffaw when any mention is made
of the term apathy.
The final vote, according to council person
nel, was 1428 students for and 417 students
against the student tribunal. This is a better
percentage than is often recorded in "real"
elections, but the old hoot and holler of stu
dents at football games or at other "vital"
activities just isn't present in the voting.
It's an old stor
It's one which looks bad for the students of
the University when the chips are down, for
no matter what the few have said regarding the
tribunal the Faculty Senate Committee on Stud
ent "Affairs a id the Regents will possibly look
at the "non voters" as votes cast against the
Perhaps the fault of such a slight vote lies
with the council, or the Daily Nebraskan.
But if the comment of one student, "Why
didn't the Rag publish the charter" is any indi
cation, we say the student body is all wet. This
newspaper did publish the results.
The Student Council worked long and hard
hours preparing the charter.
The really unfortunate part of the whole situ
ation Is that the bulk of the students who voted
against the charter, or who didn't vote at all
are those who will look at Peanuts and nothing
more on this page of the paper.
Some consoling words will come from con
cerned faculty members, but they come as
rather hollow epilogues to the general student
Actually, this is not the place to consider the
pros and cons of the student tribunal charter
as approved by the "student body."
As the sages have said, "Hindsight is Cheap."
And we see that's only too true.
But it might not be in vain if it inspires a
little foresight when the next general student
balloting comes around in a couple of months.
All Impending Danger
The Halls of Ivy are disappearing from the
college scene in many areas of the country as
old college landmarks make way for modern
classrooms, laboratories and administration
Each removed landmark steals a bit of the
tradition of the college from which it disap
pears. The University is not escaping this trend
toward expansion. Ellen Smith Hall is the latest
building to be marked for dismantling. Soon
others like Pharmacy Hall
will receive the same treatment.
It would be foolish to say
this is regrettable, because
the crowded and outdated
conditions of these buildings
make or made them unsuit
able for efficient use. Hence
the step toward additions
like the administration whig
on Teachers College, and
new buildings like the hall
now being built for phar
macy college use.
This move is good and acceptable. But the
University must be careful of one great possi
bilitynamely, that the University may become
little more than a mass of buildings in the
midst of a traffic swarm.
The Lincoln Star reported this fear in an
"In the case of Interstate, lack of attention
to details has resulted in plans to date which
would virtually isolate the University of Ne
braska and the north part of Lincoln. Inter
state traffic headed for either a football game
or the State Fair would have a real problem
reaching its destination. In addition, the In
terstate connection to Lincoln would, by 1975,
pour more than twice as much traffic into R,
S, or T Streets than is now being channeled
through those intersections."
Fortunately the city of Lincoln and the Board
of Regents have finally awakened to this dan
ger. Lincoln officials have moved to study Inter
state Highway traffic problems in connection
with access into the city.
The Board of Regents, at the request of Mayor
Bennett Martin, have agreed to pay one-fourth
the cost of the $10,000 survey. It will be con
ducted by Harland Bartholomew and Associ
ates. Areas under study will be from 10th to 17th
north of O; the land between Belmont and the
University campus, and the central business
Chancellor Hardin has reportedly said that
the University has a "vital interest" in the
Interstate. How right he is. University students
agree with the Chancellor and the Board of Re
gents when they say the study should explore all
possibilities "to see what alternatives there
might be" to the present plan.
From the Editor
dick shiigr it e
In the spring of 1942 when most Americans
were concerned with the second world war, stu
dents at the University were fighting over an
other matter, fighting for another freedom.
That freedom was the right of the student
body to maintain a newspaper which was not
subsidized by the University and which could
give the -University family adequate news cov
erage. The question of universal subscription to the
paper was placed in the spring election of that
year. The student body was, naturally enough,
split on the issue.
The boys running the paper, including editor
Paul Svoboda and business
"tycoon" Ben Novicoff were
all for universal subscription.
The plan the junior news
men had in mind was one
of charging every student
some pittance each semes
ter so that, in effect, the
paper would really be a stu
Well, the question was on
the ballot April 21, 1942,
along with five other vital
issues of the day, including
pub board members, Ivy Day orator, etc.
The next day the results of the subscription
balloting were played very modestly in the
Daily Nebraskan. The student body supported
university subscriptions 1,724 to 976. That, for
those of you who aren't mathematicians, is
about two to one.
The administration couldn't fight with such a
staggering approval of the universal subscrip
tion and on May 4 of the same year the Board
of Regents approved the universal subscription.
The plan, in the words of the Rag of the
Day was supposed "to provide an efficient medi
um for campus announcements while at the
same time reducing the subscription cost per
Fortunately for the student body at the Uni
versity, the universal subscription plan is still
in operation. Because of the increased number
of students on the campus, however, the battle
for the Rag has become much like the battle
for the few remaining parking places.
Not everyone can have a Daily Nebraskan
every day. But then not everyone who pays for
a parking place can have one of those every
Nevertheless, the student body is assured of
a newspaper which reflects student opinion and
student news uncensored by the administration,
the faculty, the O Street Gang, or anyone else.
The only censor on this newspaper is common
sense and the ethics of journalism. Thank
heaven for that.
It's Interesting to note that in the little slab
of dark, usually unread print at the bottom of
this page called the mast, the statement is
made, "Publications under the jurisdiction of
the Subcommittee on Student Publications shall
be free from editorial censorship on the part
of the subcommittee or on the part of any
member of the faculty of the University or on
the part of any person outside the University."
We, the producers of the Rag, are personally
responsible for what we say.
It's wise to start a semester with our goals
as high as they can possibly be. This "aim
for the stars" bit is popular since it gives the
staff something tangible to look forward to.
I hope it will give the readers who are back
ing us something to look forward to, also.
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. . . By Steve Sclmltz
As anyone who doesn't read it
might be led to believe, the Rag
is an efficiently operating publi
cation totally concerned with re
porting news without thought of
bition or gain.
The fact that
we all pump
the paws o f
robin red hood
who steps into
the office does
nrt deter us
the picas fall
But to get back to this efficiency
kick. I was asked by the editorial
page editor a very pjtute young
man with opinions coming out his
ears to submit a list of the sub
jects I inland to cover this se
mpstcr. This aavanre nctice will
give us all a chance to get out
o' town bc-Tore th? mcb.
At any rate. Mr. Eciit3r, these
are the subjects I intend to cover
in my column this semester:
1. The parking situation.
2. A complete synopsis of the
C. Clyde Mitchell case with a
preface assuring everyone that
this is the last they will hear
3. Why we should polish our but
ton? for ROTC. (My conclusion
will b thrt in case cf enemy at
tack the glitler will be blinding
to the charging Mongolians.)
4. How Independents are being
for?cd cut of activities.
5. Plans to organize a chess club
at Sellerk Quad and use it as a
lever to forte the Quad's way into
6. Coy fables about a frog fam-
4 Few Words Of A Kind
nv c. e.
"I have just begun to fight."
John Paul Jones said something
like this a few years ago when
he emerged from the captain's
quarters of his ship during the
rciddle of a now famous battle.
A well shot up seaman lying on
the ship's deck with half a dozen
wounds commented, "There's al
ways the 10 per cent who never
get the word."
Well, a few weeks from now a
goodly number of us will be play
ing the role of John. This' will b
when downs'ip time arrives and
we receive personal welcomes i:;
I make this comment myself be
cause I have been reading an in
spiring magazine article telling
about the challenges that face the
college youth of today.
"College youth of today." That's
a repelling phrase isn't it. Aln:o.-t
enough right there to make me
wonder why I bothered to finish
Looking at us, how could any
one dare to label us youth?
Show me a real young boy who
shaves his chin or a real young
girl who shaves her legs. Yoiuh
just don't do these things. But. . .
most "of us do. (Of course, I can
only assume about the fairer sex's
Really though this guy's article
did have a little message. He
(John W. Gardner in Harper's
Monthly) said: "They (college
students) may choose to develop
their talents in some other way,
or they may choose not to develop
them at all; everyone has an in
alienable right to waste his talent
if he wants to."
This is where the article g'.it
It got challenging because Mr.
Gardner asked, "Do the ranch
house and the convertible with
tail fins define the new limits or
the American vision?"
He asked this question after
commenting that many of us pre
pare for the future with only "se
curity" and "high pay" as our
goals. Our educations often con
sist not of subject matter that
broadens our understanding of
man and the unique creations in
the fields of fine arts, but rather
of subject matter that will heip
us build bigger and better mouse
Now bigger and better rnou.se
traps are great stuff, I say, but
what are you folks who fall in
this rut of study going to do when
the world runs out of rats? (Ar
gument by analogy).
Mr. Gardner went on to say
(this was a very long article):
"The more able the youngster,
the more insistent he should be
upon the liberal-arts ingredient in
his education. To put a first-class
mind into a vocational or specialist
course before he has had ampls
opportunity to explore the bar.ic
fields of knowledge is an unnec
essary down-grading of human
This is where I stopped reading
the article. Jumped on top of my
desk and shouted, "Yipee!"
American college students gen
erally tend to favor the idea of
having the United States share
scientific information with friendly
countries. Nearly half of the stu
dents interviewed by the Associat
ed Collegiate Press Poll of Student
Opinion favored such a plan, while
alxmt forty per cent thought it
would be good.
To obtain this information ACP
asked the following question of a
cross-section of college students
in the nation:
".Since Russia launched Its
first Sputnik there has been talk
of giving top secret United States
scientific Information to our al
lies for the purpose of speeding
up work on missiles and satel
lites. Do you think this Is a good
idea or a bad Idea? Why?"
A complete breakdown of results
yields the following information:
Men Women THal
Bad Mas 43 3
Undecided 13 lf, 13
Good Idea 61 42 48
A senior coed at Lake Forest
(Lake Forest, 111.) considers the
sharing of scientific information to
be a good idea, and adds, "I feel
it is necessary for our allies and
the United States to stick together
stronger world union."
It's wonderful to find words like
these printed in black and whitt.
True everything one reads can
not be taken as affirmed fart, but
it is a sort of voice of authority
to fall back on when you start
arguing with a khaki-clad engi
neering knight armed with a leach
er sheathed slide rule dangling
menacingly from his belt.
My strategy is all plotted out.
I begin a philosophical discussion
with some engineering student.
(He is tempted into this discus
sion by a few remarks I make
about this beautiful young blonde
who has decided to major in en
gineering purely, fabricated infor
mation but goad enough to fool
many of these knights). Then when
he starts screaming at me for
saying he should have a year of
liberal arts courses before he
gathers splinters from his slide
rule, I pull this magazine from
under my coat and read him the
"Touche!" I yell.
Then I kick him out. nf my
room. Lock my door. Place one
of my hi-fidelty 33's on the turn
table and sit back and soak up
more culture, more of the fine
arts created by man.
"Boy! those Bill Haley ComeU
are hot. Go, man, go!"
ily. pointing cut morals which will ;
be wise and harmless enough to j
give offense to no cne who can j
possibly do me any. gocd. j
7. What I did at semester break
and Easter vacation with com
ments on h"w m"ch I drank so
that everyene will think I'm a real
S. Why senior women should be
given keys to fraternity houses.
9. Comments about all the pseu
dos on campus (by which I will
mean anyone who reads anything
oihcr thrn thj Reader's Digest
10. My, what a nice red sweater
11. What a nice bunch . of boys
the Innocents are, together with
comments about how my knees are
slightly weak so. I would suggest
that they hit me high.
12. Why I believe in Santa
Claus, fairies, Greta Garbo, and
60 per cent parity.
13. Why every rational person
must believe in everything I be
lieve in. e
14. My hopes, aspirations, and
15. What happened to that towel
that was hanging on the door?
16. My last column of the se
mester will deal with the unhappy
situation of the average student
faqed with the horrors of final ex
aminations, which I will compare
unfavorably to the Spanish Inqui
sition. You can easily see that this is
all new stuff and should provide
quite an adventure in reading.
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