The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 19, 1958, Page Page 2, Image 2

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The Doily Nebrcskan
Wednesday, March 19, 1953
Editorial Comment
What Happens If
You Get Caught?
What happens to yon if yon get caught
at the University when you take a drink?
When you cheat on a test? When you
plagiarize a paper?
Officials of the Division of Student
Affairt say that the Faculty Senate de
cided your punishment for these crimes
in 1949 and 1954. The punishment, in
most cases, is ineligibility to participate
In student organizations. A list of activi
ties appears on the back of the eligibility
riips that your name appears on each
time you are approved or disapproved
for participation in a University sanc
tioned activity.
Did you know this? Did even the Di
vision of Student Affairs completely
understand this? Apparently not. Any
way students have continually contend
ed that they haven't the slightest idea
what will happen to them if they are
caught drinking. "I'd probably be put
on social pro;" they usually said. But
ask them what this means and they
shrug their shoulders.
About a month ago the Daily Ne
braskan checked with the Student Af
fairs office to find out if they had a list
f don'ts with what happened to one
who did perform a don't. The folks
there said that no definite list was
around, but that general principles were
outlined in the Husker Handbook and
the Board of Regents bylaws.
At least one student council mem
berKen Freed, a junior in business
administration felt, however, that the
students weren't aware of this. He then
drew up and introduced to the Student
Council a resolution suggesting that
the Division of Student Affairs 'clarify
and codify the rules of social conduct
pertaining to the students." Tomorrow
this resolution should come from the
Council's Social Committee, composed
of Freed, Judy Chapman and Dwaine
Rogge, for consideration by the Council
as a whole.
The resolution was due to appear be
fore the council last week, but the Dean
of Student Affairs was forced to concen
trate much of his time on preparing the
Student Tribunal Charter for presenta
tion to the Senate Faculty and was thus
unable to meet with the committee until
this week. It was reportedly during this
session that he said he was in favor of
seeing the Council take further action on
the resolution, according to Freed who
took part in the meeting.
What Freed is seeking is to have the
laws and their accompanying sentences
written down clearly in one place, and
then having copies of these regulations
distributed to each student here. This
move will probably be wasted effort in
50 per cent of the cases because many
students clearly are unconcerned. But
in the other 50 per cent it will be bene
ficial because the list would seemingly
be more complete than the comments
in the Husker Handbook and would help
to erase the ignorance of the law on the
part of many students. Because of this
the resolution seems commendable. A
Student Council Tribunal and detailed
regulations are all fine things but only
of real benefit to the student body when
the student body is in close touch with
them. If the student body does lose con
tact with these institutions, they become
merely empty symbols of supposed democracy.
Somebody Woke Up
Indications are that the seemingly
long dead Democrats in Nebraska have
been rejuvenated enough to cause the
Republican party a great deal of con
cern. Democrat Robert Conrad of Genoa
voiced his party's optimism this week
when he proclaimed, ''Nebraskans are
going to elect Democrats this year. The
issue and the candidates are with us
and we have one of the strongest tick
ets ever presented to this state."
Meanwhile, the Republican party has
been busy this week celebrating its
Founders Day snickeringly referred to
as Flounders Day by Conrad and voic
ing its belief in a happy 1958 for Ne
braskan Republicans.
It is impossible to accurately predict
the November election outcome, but it
isn't difficult to see that the Democrats
this year are truly going all out to
make the GOP just that, namely a
Grand Old Party sitting on the sidelines.
The encouraging aspect of the shaping
up race is that the two-party system
seems to be reappearing in the Corn
husker State. Keen competition should
ultimately lead to better and better
candidates and better representation for
Nebraska on the national scene.
From the Editor
private opinion
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Spring Day, along with the follow
ing day's festivities might just as well
be forgotten by the bulk of the students
at the University, from the number of
students who attend these things.
Last year ,some estimates indicated
as few as 800 students went to the Spring
Day horseplay out on
the Ag campus.
This year, fewer stu
dents will likely attend!
since there's obviously
no real incentive, no dis-I
missal from classes, no!
functions worth the timet
it takes to roll -a push!
ball or whatever is done!
out there.
Soma students indi
cate that Spring Day
could be the occasion for the coming to
gether of multitudes of students from all
high schools interested in sending their
graduates to the University.
Whatever the incentive for a new type
of Spring Day may be, it is well directed
if it would, in effect, make the Univer
sity seem like a worthwhile place rather
than a playground for juvenile push
ballers. But make this suggestion to those in
the know and immediately the heads
start wagging in the negative. "Where
would we feed them?" "Where could
they be housed?" "How could they ap
preciate the University?"
This Is a lot of hogwash as far as I'm
concerned. Students from the state's high
schools should be encouraged to come
to the University as often as possible
and to partake not in the spectator sport
of seeing hew the University is run but
in the participating sport of doing what
the student does when he does it.
But the block that appears here is what
does the University student do in his
free hours?
dick shugrue
Does he drink beer? Well, high school
students shouldn't be doing that.
Does he play cards? Well, the high
school student probably frowns on that.
Does he stay out late at night? Well,
if not the student, the superintendent
frowns on that.
So all there's left for the high school
student who wants to see the University
to do is participate in pushball, pin the
tail on the professor or jump over the
old water hole.
But wait a minute. Maybe there's a
student who wants to go to the art gal
leries. Well, from what Daily Nebraskan
columnist Ron Mohl says the art gallery
cop doesn't want high school kids troop
ing through the sacred halls of painters.
A clamp is thus put on the true scope of
the great wealth of art at the Univer
sity. There doesn't seem to be much left
in the firm of static displays for the
student but to go to the Saratoga Billiard
Hall or some such place.
It's jny guess that until the University
beefs up the Spring Days which it's try
ing to make into something worth while,
students won't want to come to Lincoln
for much more than a chance to see a
rock V roll show at the Lincoln Theatre
or the drag races at a local drive-in
eating joint.
All the talk about increasing not only
the scope but also the prestige of Spring
Days is futile unless the students at the
University realize that high school stu
dents who might possibly be brought to
the capital city for the festivities aren't
all hicks and that they would like a
chance to see the school they're con
sidering for the next four years.
So when revamping Spring Days, let's
not just think of how we can get the
most mud on our jeans or tweeds but
how we can do an effective job of sell
ing the University to the future residents
of this place.
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No Man Is An Island
This is another in a series of articles written by
directors of the student religious houses on the University
campus. Today's article was written by Verlyn L. Barker
of the Congregational-Presbyterian Fellowship.
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Lincoln Journal
"Religion in the Atomic
Age" was the topic of dis
cussion at a recent confer
ence at the University of Chi
cago where Dean J e r a I d
Brauer a n df"
oioert ei-s
f ectively
drew atten
tion both to
our nation's
stated a 1 1 e
giance " u n
der God . .
and "in God
we trust" and f
to our life
which in real
ity denies this affirmation.
It is tragic that it has taken
a judgment by Russia to alert
us to the realization that we
place our nation at the mer
cy of Russia rather than at
the mercy of God. For ex
ample, it has been by Russia's
might as expressed in her
scientific and technological
advancement that suddenly
America evaluates her de
fenses, her educational curric
ulum and facilities, and her
treatment of minority groups.
Educators have long pro
tested against our apathy as
a nation toward the needs for
more adequate provision for
public instruction, both in fa
culties and teachers. But it
took a Sputnik to send the ur
gency of the problem across
the land. By Russia our edu
cational system is judged.
In national defense, the as
surance of a victory of a war
now a decade behind us has
caused a deaf ear to be turned
to the appeals and warnings
of our defense personnel, not
because we believed in demil
itarization or pacifism, but
because our self-confidence
assured us that no nation
might advance beyond the
skills and technology of
America. It was with the news
of Sputnik that our people
turned again to the counsel of
the scientists and defense per
sonnel. By Russia our de
fenses are judged.
Churchmen, writers, a 1 1
people sensitive to the dem
ocratic principle of freedom
and liberty for all people have
valiantly tried to arrest an
indifference to maltreatment
of minority groups within our
borders. Suduenly we hear the
call to erase racial inequality
because of its effect on our
attempt 4 to woo the people
of the world away from
Russia" not because of ur
fear of God's judgment on
our bigoted nation, not be
cause of the misuse and
abuse of fellow human be
ings, but because of the fsar
of a bad comparison with
Russia. Lest Russia first aid
these people and win them,
American must respond.
A nation who judges her
self by comparison with the
weapons, skills and technol
ogy, and actions of another
nation is not a nation whose
faith is in God; such a na
tion lives not in fear of God
but unto herself and thus
in fear of the loss of her
possession of security.
Surely now America cannot
confess that her role of self
preservation has no deeper
meaning than being superior
to another nation; to make
such a confession, as recent
events might indicate, is to
place us at the mercy of that
nation. "To measure onself
'not by what one's opponent
is doing but by the law of
God gives a people true free
dom." Then, and only then,
can a nation find a point be
yond itself so it can seek new
measures of responsibility and
know why she has a message
and way of life to proclaim,
why she should be preserved.
Ultimately the life of a na
tion and the life of an individ
ual have no meaning if they
are lived under the gods of
prestige, power, and posses
sion of people and things. The
Judeo-Christian tradition pro
claims that God has a purpose
beyond the purpose of a par
ticular nation or group of
nations, beyond an individual
or group of individuals. This
purpose is found in the com
mandment to " . . . love the
Lord your God with all your
heart, and with all your souL
and with all your might . . .
and your neighbor as your
self." By this is life judged
and unto this are we called to
structure all of life.
Fashion As 1 See It
I Makepeacm
Tbe Chemise shines
through for Sprint '58. So
many variations of this
style, from the slithtly fit
ted to the straight lines,
can be found in Gold's sec
ond floor dresses.
Gray, Willow rreen and
Marine blue are the col
ors this cay Paris styled
chemise comes in. Tbe in
verted back pleat and low
waist line add fifure flat
tery. Sizes are 10-16 for
Remember it's Gold's
second floor dresses for
your new Sprint Chemise.
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Now Hollow Flames . . .
By Dave Rboades
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The ubiquitous slough of
gloom that passes for winter
in these regions will soon give
way to a perverted optimism
that whoever is in charge has
the gall t Oj
pass o f f as
Spring. The
signs are un
the cool driz-v
zle and r o -
m a n c e s?
which are
drowned i n
melted snow.
Alt hough
Spring is not here, a futile
lightheadedness which al
ways appears in the more im
pressionable among us h a s
gripped me in its delirium.
Saturday afternoon, for in
stance, found me in a state
of deep melancholia, slum
ming about in a local used
book store for a copy of Ib
sen's plays. This store caters
only to the intellectuals who
are characterized with slouch
raincoats, shaggy hair peer
ing over Uieir horned-rims,
and a look of preoccupied
sorge on their faces. If you
smoke a pipe, you're REAL
LY in perhaps with a 10
discount on any book if you
play it right.
Even as one walks into the
store, he is enveloped in an
atmosphere of submissiveness
which intimately pervades his
entire souL No one asks if
he can help you. No one sug
gests a particular book. You
feel like Maggie Tullivier who
has secluded herself again in
the Red Deeps. You feel al
most unwanted indeed, a
perfect feeling.
But I digress.
This Saturday there were
few in the store. Up the stairs
to the balcony, I went to the
section on literature for my
weekly browse. Contained on
these tall, wooden shelves
were the recondite works of
some great authors. It was
awe inspiring.
Stuck between two volumes
of Montaigne's essays was
Ibsen's "When We Dead
Awake". It was shaggied, ob
viously from years of thought
ful reading. Inside was the
name of its former owner: L.
Verne. The price 39c. About
i through the book was scrib
bled this sentence: " . . .
emptied within I looked Up
to see." It marked this pas
sage: "In front, beside a foun
tain, sits a man weighed down
with guilt, who cannot free
himself from the earth-crust.
I call him remorse for a for
feited life. He sits there and
dips his fingers in the purling
stream to wash them clean
and he is gnawed and tor
tured that never, never will
he succeed. Never in all eter
nity will he attain to freedom
and the new life. He will re
main forever imprisoned in
his hell." I stood there for a
few minutes, imperturbably
pondering this thought and its
author, L. Verne.
This is what I wanted, I
thought, and quietly left the
store with the play stuck ob
scurely in the pocket of my
On feuipiis
(By the Author of "EoHj Round tkt Flag, Boy.' "cwf,
"Barefoot Boy with Chtel.")
Today let us investigate a phenomenon of American college lift
laughingly called the student council.
What actually goes on at student council meetings? To an-'
ewer this burning question, let as reproduce here the minutes
of a typical meeting of a typical student council.
Meeting scheduled for 830 pjn. at Student Union. Called,'
to order at 10 3 p.m. by Hunrath Sigafoos, presiding. Motion
to adjourn made by Louis Biouepid, freshman representative.
Motion ruled out of order by Hunrath Sigafoos, presiding. Hun
rath Sigafoos called "old poop" by Louis Bicuspid, freshman
representative. Seconded by Delores Wheatgerm, sophomoin
representative. Tabled by Hunrath Sigafoos, presiding.
Minutes of last meeting read by Zelda Pope-Toledo, secre
tary. Motion to accept minutes made by Hunrath Sigafoos,
presiding. Motion defeated.
Treasurer's report not read because Rex Mercredi, treasurer,
not present at meeting. Rex Mercredi, treasurer, impeached
and executed in absentia.
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Motion made by Louis Bicuspid, freshman representative, to
allow sale of hard liquor in school cafeteria. Seconded by De
lores Wheatgerm, sophomore representative. Motion tabled by
Hunrath Sigafoos, old poop.
Motion made by Booth Fishery, fraternity representative, t
permit parking in library. Motion referred to committee.
Motion made by Dun Rovin, athletics representative, to con
duct French conversation classes in English. Motion referred
to committee.
Motion made by Esme Plankton, sorority representative, to
allow h3'pnoMs during Rush Week. Motion referred to com
mittee. Motion made by Pierre Clemenceau, foreign exchange stu
dent, to conduct Spanish conversation classes in French. Motion
referred to committee.
ObHervation made by Martha Involute, senior representative,
that in her four years on student council every motion referred
to committee was never heard of again. Miss Involute was
Motion made by Louis Bicuspid, freshman representative, to
allow sale of hard liquor in Sociology I and II. Seconded by
Delores Wheatgerm, sophomore representative. Motion tabled
by Hunrath Sigafoos, presiding, crossly.
Refreshments served coffee, cake, Marlboro Cigarettes. Th
following resolution adopted by acclamation:
"'WHEREAS Marlboro is milder, tastier, and more plsasing
to smokers of all ages and conditions; and WHEREAS Marl
boro is contained in the crushproof flip-top box which is tha
Blickest, quickest, neatest container yet devised for cigarettes;
and WHEREAS Marlboro, that most commendable of smokea
in the most admirable of wrappings, ie graced with the exclusive
Selectrate filter; therefore BE IT RESOLVED that it is tha
sen of this meeting that Marlboro is far and away tbe best
cigarette on this or any other campus."
Meeting adjourned with many a laugh and cheer at J 1 :74 p.m.
The makers of Marlboro, who bring you thin column, here
aith moi that Marlboro it the lintut ciyaitllt ever. H
iiiou uou'U tti unci ike motion.