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The Daily Nebroskon
Wednesday, February 19, 1958
Editorial Comment
Dough Lacking For Boom
Tho enrollment bulge might be starting.
Statistics released by the University's office
of registration and records indicate that the
enrollment for the current semester is the sec
ond largest second-semester figure since 1950.
Dr. Floyd Hoover, registrar of the Univer
sity, says that 7,850 students are enrolled now.
This is contrasted with a little over 8,100 for
the first semester of the year.
Hoover to die ales that the drop Is about four
per cent, compared with the average seeond
term decline of six per cent. A total of 284
fewer students are atieadlng the University
this semester.
Hoover also stated that the largest secend
semester enrollment, not including the imme
diate post-war years when World War H vets
welled the campus population, was last year's
Then 8,094 scholars attended the University.
The figure released by the registrar's office
doesnt include the students enrolled in. ex
tension courses and students in University High.
The total University population would be in
creased to between 15 and 20,000 students if
these were included. Hoover indicated.
For the student who prowls the campus only
In the day time, an amazing vision is awaiting
him if he would walk around at night and see
the many classes which are being held in such
places as Burnett, Social Sciences and the
Add to these xeakxts scholars the ranks of
the baby-boom which will swarm the campus
(supposedly) in the next few years and we
bare a problem which is tremendous.
TVM there be enough class rooms to handle
these people?
Win there be a safQceai wpply of qualified
educators U teach these people?
WIS the state be wfUiag to sapply the added
lands needed to support a University doubled,
possibly tripled ta sne within five or tea years?
The Daily Nebraskan feels that these vital
questions must be coped with by administra
tors who have foresight, by legislators who have
the sense to predict and meet the challenge
in education and the people of the state who
are willing to shell cut the money which will
make the University a bigger business than it
already is.
But more important than any of these persons
are the students in college today who have to
live with the present conditions and telescope
the problems they are coping with today into
tee problems which their children will face in
education in a few short years.
The student most make up his mind right
bow that he will be willing to support drives
for new tax bases in the state which can
handle the needs of the University.
While the University has been an institution
franrfTg ewer than 10,000 full-time students,
the state has been able to help it adequately.
Bat V an the statistics of the department of
Heaha, Education and Welfare are correct, the
popalaboa of the University wUl leap to first
10,000, then 12,600, then who knows what figure.
This number of students cannot be educated with
the means offered today, nor by the present
set-up in the tax system of the state.
No matter what method of taxation is sug
gested and decided upon by the Unicameral,
the people of the state are going to be hooked.
This is one of those "let's face it" facts which
cannot be altered by wishful thinking or con
tinued excuses to avoid new tax bases in the
The students of todiy, as the tax-paying ex
ecutives and scientists and educators of to
morrow, must be aware of the totally inade
quate system of public support for education
on the highest level. They must be aware that
top-notch educators cost more than Nebraska
is willing to offer anyone but the most dedi
cated of men. They must discount the public
bond issues as the sole source of new buildings
and get on the necks of their parents, friends
and representatives in the Legislature.
The University has been fortunate in the past
that the needs of the institution have not been
altogether overshadowed by the demands the
very pinching financial demands which have
strangled some private colleges.
But unless some very positive action is taken,
when the day comes for the University to be a
genuine "big business," the people of Nebras
ka will find themselves without the means to
support that essential enterprise.
Union Misconceptions
About three hundred University students who
attended fte Big Eight Talent Show at the Union
Saturday evening got a look at some of the
talent that may spring up as tomorrow's top
College performers from Kansas University,
Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa State
and Nebraska took part in the show and gave a
perform arsce that was above par for any national
amateur or variety show.
The only disappointing thing about the show
was the audience turnout. These entertainers,
who represented some of the best talent in the
Big Eight, played to only about half of the
Union's auditorium capacity. The prior night they
played before about 150 students at Kansas.
Many University goers get the impression that
all the Union does is provide a smoky Crib
where coffee is tea cents a cup instead of a
nickel, a cafeteria, some meeting rooms, and
a TV set where Independents can gather to
exchange comments.
This is a terribly mistaken impression. The
list of constructive activities done by the Stu
dent Activities Office is enough in itself to win
support for both its director and student work
ers. There are numerous student gatherings,
parties, shows and movies sponsored by the
The facilities for good recreation and leisure
are available at the Union. And the idea that
Union sponsored shows are bad is far out
da :ed.
From the Editor
private opinion
. dick shugrue
The sbterfraternity CocaeL this newspaper re
ported yesterday, has adopted a nytim which &
would convey to fee University through the
Drrisson of Sadeat Affairs that it wishes to de
velop a closer relationship and a greater seder
ataivffrg of common problems.
Apparently the fctei It atetnay Affairs Commit
tee met widi Frank HaTlgren, the associate dean
of stair affairs, to discos the iizproremeat
and clarification of University rules.
Tie report in the Bag said that the most syz-
riSeant thing aceompfised
fa tfce chats was an agree
ment whereby the president
of aa organized bouse may
accompany any etadest from
Lis bocae who is to appear
fcr a reprimand. The admia
istratioa and the IFC feel
that this will e-'mgrate any
bad fee&ags that may de
velop over djcipErary ae-
Bnrrwr! Finally A regit W n i of social fife
lave decided that a asaa has a right U cawasei
Whoa be k ca&ed W fee pat est the Mock.
t Lad always believed that a una has a right
to receive cntmril, so matter who be was cr
where be came front shea the question of dis
etpCasary action by a state Hr-.Tyin was cv-vok-red.
Sew, apperesdy, the IFC aad the Sto
deat Affairs office are cocskg aromd to realize
thai there are certain tiffsu, soca as pchbc aad
speedy trials which are fcaliesablie.
' Kb specific actica Las been tekan. bowerer, re
rsrcjz.1 the protJeas tit drirrxg, which, and let's
face it, plagues just about every person, facsiy
er administrative on this caxpos.
Sow if a atodest is drirk g aa alcoholic bev
erage while cil I toder the legal age, no matter
..wio be is, be is ncraaly taocgis of as a law
breaker. Cotsg a step fanner, if this yoenh is
g-xniiag oat ex the woods on a Friday afternoon
and is see by a tee-totaler, that t-t has aa ob
Egataoa to report the drinker or be is consid
ered aa accessory after the fart, So just aboot
very sSadeei falls fcso ore category or the
other at some time during his college career.
If the University disapproves heartily of this
drinking oa the sty, that is fine, the school is ful
filling ks ebfigatioa as a part aad parcel of the
State of Nebraska.
On the other hand, if the University does know
about the infringements of the law only by
hearsay evidence, a question of what action it
should take arises.
It's my belief that before any disciplinary ac
tion is taken, a thorough investigation should be
made. Bat the chances are that the only inves
tigation will be a vague search precipstased by a
desire to conform with the fcnii of the law.
This all leads up to a vital need for the Uni
versity. And that need is one which will result
in the making or the breaking of the student-University
A specific code of conduct pooto-.g out the
exact limits of conduct which can be condoned
by the state University and where a student may
do whatever be is allowed to do is twri'al to
We have gone too br-g without such a code.
There feave been too many students who believe
they have been gypped by justice by the Uni
versity administration.
The students could weB afford to Omasa a
rode of conduct and sappiement their demand,
wrfttea intelligently aad toniuonsly to the Chaa
ceDor of the University, with explanation to the
Board of Regewu aad the nxiubtrs of the faculty-
Or.;? throcgh such draic action .3 the ato
dest body ever get ary real peace of mind in
this evir-cac&jsir-g conflict area.
The IFC, or better yet, the Student Council
might undertake such a project, tacked up with
aa overwfc5rnir.g vote of approval by the en
tire Rudest body. tsA you, such a demand is
not a demand for drcnking on the campus nor a
demand for the condoning of immorality in any
way shape or form.
But the student has a right to know what,
specifically, the rules and regulations are, where
they apply and. furthermore, disciplinary ac
tion should be part of the public record.
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Nebraskan Letterip Tidings
Football Foolishness
To the Editor:
As the years go by, I have be
come increasingly concerned with
this problem of athleticism. By
that, I mean all this talk of de-emphasis
of football. Talk has been
growing louder and more insis
tent on both sides of the question
in direct proportion to the seasonal
record of our football team, and
its relative merit and lack of
Now oa the one side yea have
those fiery idealists that claim that
the emphasis oa football has
warped the college athletic pro
gram aad put it oat of proportion,
perverted it from its intentions and
functions at the time of coaceptioa.
They say that is is unfair for
young men gifted with athletic
prowess to be reworded with edu
cation, because there is no direct
connection between muscles and
minds. They further aver that if
any scholarships are to be granted,
they should be granted according
to scholarship itself, and that if a
young man is qualified for a grant
by his education, and also, as a
maUer of coincidence is a thrasher
on the playing field, just so much
the better, just so long as the
young man in question qualifies
under the first consideration of
And on the other side you have
the cold-blooded, facts and figures
hard guys who lay the statistics
on the table: It's football that
keeps us in the black. Look at
those gate receipts. You don't
have to be an accountant to see
that if it weren't few those boys
sweating their pants off out there
on the field every Saturday none of
us would be around here much
longer. It's a matter of business
and economic survival.
I actually agree with yoa nbont
the ideals and an that jazz, but we
doat have a choice here. Those
boys are building mew buildings
buying new books, keeping profes
sors alive for as. The least we
can do for them is to give them an
education ia return.
Then after these two sallies, die
two opposite faction just stand and
glare at each other non-plussed.
Now I have thought about this
and I would like to make a pro
posal the application of which will,
I think, satisfy both arrangements.
With the money we are now devot
ing to athletic grants and equip
ment, we will buy race-horses and
then convert the football stadium
into a race track.
Now there are many advantages
in this:
1. The price of a football player
for four years is about the same as
a good colt.
2. The feed of the race horse is
considerably cheaper than that of
the football player and likewise for
his accommodations.
S. We only get four years work
out of the football player, whereas
we would have the race horse for
his lifetime which might be as
much as ten years of racing, and
after that we could sell him for
glue. But what can you do with
an old football player?
4. Once the idea not going, our
new gate receipts would be every
bit as high as the former ones, not
to mention the increase in revenue
from bets.
5. This also could provide valu
able laboratory facilities for both
the mathematics and agriculture
departments, not to mention the
pleasure afforded state represent
atives. (It would also give the ag
boys a convient supply of fertil
izer). 6. We would set a precedent for
educational instituM all over
the nation, thereby making a name
for ourselves and putting a full
measure of truth into the old la
gan: "There is no place like Ne
braska. 7. We would never have to worry
about the race horse flunking out.
8. We might be able to compete
with Oklahoma finally.
9. We could confer degrees on
Willie Hartack, Eddie Arcaro,
Willie Shoemaker and a host of
other sport -of-kings notables and
get them an ride for use, wearing
red and cream silks.
10. The students will still have
something to shriek with dehght
over on Saturdays.
B. P.
Wayward Wanderings
By Ron Mohl
An acquaintance of mine fre
quently passes on to me a copy
of a fascinating little publication
called "Human Events." This pub
lication is published weekly ta
Washing ton,
D. C. by one
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ighen (one of
FDJl.s men)
and carries
fiery essays
on the
of taxes, labor,
business and
These essays
frequ e n t 1 y
bear s j c a
nm ,n,m
: "a
pax at mm
q-jeition-beggx.g tilies as, "How
We Ed-jca:ed Ourselves Into Ig
norance" or "Confessions of A Bu
reaucrat." The latter was printed
in the January 3) edition of "H j
man Events' and was subtitled,
"Or: V.tx the Federal Budget GU
That Way."
"CociesssoM of A Bureaucrat
is written in first person under the
pseudmyx of "Potomacus al
legedly a employee of a
large government agency. The en
tire artrle is a masterpiece of
persjasive writ-g, touched off by
the (r..T.g Katemest: "I was a
bureaucrat. What's more I liked it."
Potoowus eVserfbes aereaacra
cy as a diseate which is incura
ble once it gets firmly established
ta your system. He then relates
bow he became acrassotned to b
reaacratJe red tape, aad how he
graeaally learned the intricacies of
bureaucratic protocol as he was
advaaed ia salary aad prestige.
He states that one of the first
rules of boreaiicracy is to acquire
for yourself more duties than yoa
can possibly handle duties which
involve travel to two or more k
ea-.ior-s "Then," he says, "you
are never at a loss to explain fail
ure to perform any of them."
He elaborates on the travel lo
gic (curiously apropos in light of
the current investigations into the
administration of the FCC) and
explains that, since bis title was
"Organization and Methods Exam
iner," be had astbnlled freedom
to travel to the various agencies un
der his jurisdiction.
He was permitted to fly or travel
by rail anywhere m the continental
United States, all at the expense
of Unde Sam. He sums ap his po
sition with this statement: "Since
I was authorized to fo every
where, no one expected me to be
particularly aaywbere."
Next Potomacus tells bow be ad
vanced in positKfl through out
guessing, uut-naaneuveriiig aad
boodwlr.tir.g his superiors. He
found that, whi'e meet of bis asso
ciates reveled in the luxury of sec
retaries, chauffeurs, clerical staffs,
etc., he could gain favor with his
superiors by putting on an economy
frost. He convinced the upper level
that he was so very capable, he
could do without the scores of as
star.ts required by his colleagues.
He outlines the growth of the
Federal Budget, starting with the
passage of the Budget and Ac
counting Act of 1921 and tracing '
it through the Coolidge, Hoover,
Roosevelt, and Truxan adminis
trations. The Budget and Account
ing Act of 1321 was designed to
curb and prevent the possibil
ities of waste within the various
agencies of the government.
Here Potomacas ases a shock
ing term to describe the situation
today he doesn't call M graft;
he doesnt can it waste; he doesn't
call it extravagance he char
acterizes the present sitaaUoa with
in the L'-S. Government as
"planned extravagance.' The word
"planned" (if this essay is correct
ia the slightest degree) compounds
the problem aheadredfold!
Planned extravagance is infinitely
worse than mere extravagance re
tfulilag from tadiscretton.
Potomacus' essay, be it the
sad truth or pure anarchist bog
wash, is enough to clench the fists
and teeth of any taxpayer. Near
the end of the essay, be gives his
reader the finishing blow with this
statement: "There is no telling
bow much money is spent overall
just because it has been appropriat
ed, no telling how much has been
appropriated just because it has
been requested, and no telling bow
much has been requested just be
cause the Budget estimates are
due, and you've got to get some
thing in the estimates or go out
of the bureaucrat business."
Few will deny the existence at
bureaucracy in our democratic sys
tem of government, but is it be
fcomir.g a threat to the system it
self? Will we find the answer in
time, or will this leech eventually
suck the life out of our economy?
From Wy Bock
9rmm hrasafca turn
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aiembers of the turtle family
are among the world's most an
cient life forms, having existed
before the dinosaurs.
It's easy to distinguish a liberal
in politics. He's the fellow who
wants to spend the conservative's
Many people say there is no dif
ference between our nation's two
political p a r
ties. Others
have miscon
ceptions as to
what the differ
ences are.
I would like
today to take
up one of the
specific differ
ences in the
R e p u b 1 i
can and Demo
cratic parties. '
This item is the party approach
to labor.
This, I contend, is the difference
of the parties in relation to la
bor: 1) The Republican support the
rank-and-file union members.
2) The democrats support the
union labor leaders.
Now, it's allright for the Demo
crats to support the big labor
leaders. But is it only "support?"
I think not.
The Democrats are facing a
tragic situation.
I would liken the Democratic
party to a coral shell. Into this
weak coral shell, a small but
mighty hermit crab has crawled.
He eats out the insides of the coral
and leaves only the crust. On the
By Doc Rodgers
outside it appears as usual, but
it is constantly being undermined
from the inside. This little hermit
crab I refer to is Walter Ruether.
Now, contrary to what you may
think, this is not a purely Repub
lican viewpoint on the subject.
Democrats seem just as concerned
about this gnawing animal.
For if the Democratic party
were controlled by union lead
ers, businessmen, farmers and
rank-and-file union members alike
would vote to defeat them.
How serious is the possibility of
the union labor leaders dominat
ing the Democratic party. Darn
Serious. In Wisconsin, for instance,
the union political action commit
tee operates on a 27 million dol
lar budget. They have a daily pay-n-!l
of $37,000 to political stooges
who organize their campaigns.
You say is this legal? I say no!
We need concern ourselves little
with the Russian threat to our se
curity. We have the strongest mil
itary in the world. We must in
stead concern ourselves with an
internal danger. Now, I wouldn't
care to imply that Mr. Ruether
is a communist. But surely he is
abetting them by not letting Ne
groes in unions that are affiliated
to the AFL-CIO.
I suggest that when he stands
before that mirror of his combing
that red hair, he ask himself just
who he is helping.
Labor is not Democratic or Re
publican it is American!
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(a 0m Awfbor efRaBt Rownd On Flag, Bofsi? and
-tfarefoot Bof ati tacet.1
Today's eohnnn fa directed at those Toting female nridwpatfo
ates who have recently pledged sororities and are worried, poo
lambs, that they won't make good. Following is a list of aknpn
instructions which, if faithfully observed, will positively
tee that you will be a mad saceees aa a sorority girt.
First, let ns take np the matter of housemothers. The 1
mother ie your friend, your guide, your mentor. Yon most treat
her with respect When yoa wish to speak to her, address her aa
"Mother Sigafoos" or "Ma'am." In no circamstanees most yoc
any, "Hey. fat lady."
Second, let as discuss laundry. Never hang OCT washootha
front porch of the sorority house. This is unsightly and ahosw
a want of breeding. Ce the Chapter Room.
Third, meals. Always remember that planning and preparing
meals for a houseful of healthy girls is no simple task. Your cook
goes to a great deal of trouble to make your menu varied and
nourishing. The least yoa can do is show your appreciation.
Don't just devour your food; praise it Exclaim with delight,
"What delicious pork jowls f or "What a yummy socpbooeH
or "What scrumptious fish heads!" or "What dear waterf"
Fourth, clothing. Never forget that your appearance reflects
not just on yourself but on the whole house. It was well enough
before you joined a sorority to lounge around campus in your
old middy blouse and gym bloomers, but now you must taka
great pains to dress in a manner which excites admiring com
ments fron? all who observe you. A few years ago, for example,
there was a Chi Omega named Camille Ataturk at the Univer
sity of Iowa who brought goU of glory to all her sorors.
Camille hit on the ingenious notion of suiting her garb to
the daM she was attending. For nurtAnce, to English Lit she
wore a buskin ano! jerkin. To German she wore lederhosen and
carried a stein of pilsener. To Econ she wore 120 yards of ticket
tape. Her shiningest hour came one day when she dressed as
white mouse for Psych Lab. Not only her Chi Omega sisters,
but the entire student body went into deep mourning when aha
was killed by the janitor's cat.
Finally, let as take np the most important topic of aO. I
refer, of course, to dating.
As we have seen, the way yoa dress reflects on your sorority,
but the men you date reflect even more. Be absolutely certain
that your date is an acceptable fellow. Don't beat aboot the
bush; ask him point-blank, "Are you an acceptable eflown
Unless he replies, "Yeah, bey," seJ him packing.
But don't just take his word that he is acceptable. Inspect
him closely. Are his fingernails clean? Is his black leather jacket
freshly oiled? Is his ukulele in tune? Does he carry publie
liability insurance? And, most significant of all, does he smoke
If he's a Marlboro man, yoa know he's a lot of man. Yon
know he has taste aad discernment, wit and wisdom, character
and sapience, decency and warmth, presence and poise, talent
and grit, filter and flavor. You will be proud of him, your sorority
will be proud of him, the makers of Marlboro will be proud of
him, and I will be paid for this column. suanaxni
o a
Tht mater I ef Marlboro telah to announce that Mr.
Shulman ha been paid for thia column and trill continue
to be paid tor bringing you hi homely philoophy through
out the mchool year.