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The Daily Nebroskon
Editorial Comment
Pemiv Carnival
Wliy Penny Carnival? -
If Coed Counselors duties are of value
to the University administration, let the
University provide it with funds. But if
AWS refuses to allow sorority pledges to
take part in activities during the first few
weeks of school because of fear of grade
averages being hurt, how can the same
group allow a time wasting event like
Penny Carnival?
Sorority girl after sorority girl will con
fess that great time is demanded of the
pledges to prepare their booths for the sup
posed gala event. A survey of University
girls by a local paper earlier this year in
dicated that Penny Carnival was among
the events which most often received
criticisms as time consuming, damaging
to grades and capable of being eliminated
without any ill effects except to the Coed
Counselors treasury.
The crowd is created not by the value
of the event but by the requirement of the
sororities that actives and pledges turn out
In force to vote for their own booth. The
girls' dates must drag along unless they
want a long argument, a kick in the shins
or a night alone at home watching tele
vision. Attendance at the event consists of run
ning from booth to booth, getting your
tickets punched as qui -kly as possible in
order to accumulate the prescribed num
ber of holes in the 35-cent ducat. Then the
sorority girl and her date vote for the
booth made by the pledges in her house.
Voting is some mystic event in which your
ID card must be shown, your name signed
in a book while an eagle-eyed creature
looks on, then another official punches
your ID, and still another official hands
you a ballot and watches while you drop
it in a locked ballot box which would
make the originators of the Australian
ballot extremely proud.
' The whole thing is nothing more than an
outright money contribution although Coed
Counselors and who ever allows them to
hold the event probably have superlative
terms to describe the affair. Each booth
consists of three or four girls dressed in
something supposedly designed to go along
with what ever the theme of their booth is.
After getting your ticket punched you
are allowed to throw a hoop of some type
at a moving leg or swaying head. You
never win anything just throw things,
but never stones.
This then is Penny Carnival. Why? Can't
the administration ar AWS eliminate this
silly activity? Or isn't study time for
pledges really important after all?
TSetvspaper Week
This is the week when nearly every
paper in the country takes time to tell its
readers how proud it has been to serve
them, and how freedom of information is
the greatest factor in a free society.
The Daily Nebraskan would like to join
the thousands of other publications, com
mercial and college, which have written
flourishing editorials on the accomplish
ments of the press. One Nebraska paper
told its readers that if all the newsprint
used by all U. S. newspapers in a single
day could be stretched out it would circle
the earth 11 times or reach to the moon
238,000 miles -away. Three may have been
times when our writing has seemed to
have been done by someone stuck on the
moon at the end of that stretched out
newsprint. As a rule, though, we 'eel the
Daily Nebraskan has been efficiently per
forming a vital role on campus.
Our paper isn't the most professional on
tarth, but few are put together with more
zeal and earnestness. The paper is free of
censorship by the University administra
tion and has suffered no undue pressure
even on occasions when we have found
fault with the administration or its poli
cies. News wise, the Nebraskan tries to
give fair and complete coverage; edi
torially, we strive to be constructive and
in good taste.
And as a proud newspaper we take this
opportunity to tell the Battalion, college
paper of Texas A&M at College Station,
Texas, that is it far from being the only
completely uncensored college newspaper
in the country. We, like them, function
under the guidance of a publications board
which selects the staff but does not attempt
to police it with a dictatorial hand. We, like
the Battalion, compose a separate student
activity independent of the Department of
Journalism. The journalist's critical ad
vice is heeded when it comes to matters of'
good or bad writing, good or bad makeup,
but we proudly flaunt the good fellows of
J-School when it comes to deciding the
paper's policies, and many of us never see
more than the outsiw doors of its halls.
This is because the papir is a student pub
lication belonging to all of you, and glad
to have any of you working as a part of it
regardless of whether you eventually run
an egg beater, a grocery store or a battleship.
From the Editor
A Few Words of a Kind
A letter signed Jose Diaz says:
"Although I know this is not a 'The Last
Word' column, I wonder if it is possible
for you to render a scholarly opinion on
what is the essential difference between
the f oil win g: scan,
browse, review."
m : 1
&cnoiany opinions oe- k -
ing my specialty, I am
glad to illustrate the es
sential difference between
these words:
Sctn This is what one 1 rz '' 1
does when he is assigned V- . v
200 pages of outside read- P
ing for course each me
Browse The manner in which one reads
a book at the library when a girl very
tightly contained in her clothing walks by.
Review The intense concentration on
detail which one manifests when compar
ing the Playmate in the October issue of
Playboy to the Playmate in the September
Let's hope this eliminates any confus
ion the words may have caused you.
I've been reading this book by some
one who sounds a lot like Jack Kerouac.
He goes by his last name Plato, I think it
was. But he's got a great idea. All he does
is put on a sheet each morning when he
gets up and then goes around talking to
other people who wrapped sheets around
them. He gets all these people to talk and
starts arguing with them. Then at night
he goes home and writes a book in which
he wins all the arguments. Tremendous
idea! Everyone who argues with him
thinks he's a dummy, but a couple thou
sand years from now his book will have
the world thinking he was very clever.
What's good about this book of his is
that it's not complicated. He just calls it
the "Dialogues of Plato." Nothing fancy
like "A Time to Eat Lunch, A Time to
Catch the Bus," the kind of titles that
seem to be so popular these days. My book,
. . e. e. tines
for example, could be entitled "Dialogues
of E. E." I can go around talking to peo
ple and get them to say things I want them
to say. If they don't say the right things,
1 go home and write down what they
should have said anyway. I'll have these
guys talk about everything from student
government to test taking ethics.
Now cometh my first dialogue:
J. S. "Let us start a secret society."
E. E. "What would this be?"
J. S. "I don't know. Let's call it the
Student Tribunal.
E. E. "A profound enough name. Pray
tell, what would we do?
J. S. Methinks we could pass judg
ments on our fellow students for chewing
Dentyne to cover up excessive imbibing of
spirits which now haunt the WCTU."
E. E. "But you forget our government
be kept secret from our fellow philosoph
ers." J. S. You give them too much credit.
If we are clever enough we can convince
them that our society should be estab
lished. Once we organize this tribunal we
will personally rule that our activities
are secret, and they will be powerless to
oppose our ruling. We shall reign supreme
like the Gods of Mount Olympus."
E. E. "But you forgot our government
has issued decrees condemning secret so
cieties. Even now the TNEs and Pi Xis
feel the wrath of our government if they
are caught performing their arts."
J. S. "Our classrooms will assure us
no trouble with this barrier."
E. E. "No, even if the government al
lows us to work in secret, the spirit of
freedom is not to be denied. Our fellow
philosophers would one day rise up and
abolish us altogether if we were to at
tempt to impose secret punishments. We
would be the objects of great laughter and
loud cries of deresion. A free man must
be an informed man. Let us forget this
sply idea of secret societies."
J. S. "You have spoke wisely. Twas
but a childish idea that entered my mind."
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The Briar Patch
By R. W. Ireland
I understand a new found
esprit de corp prevails in the
much discussed Interfraterni
tv Council. If this be so it
is the first time since
t e r e d the
i. . . , j
Dee r-siamea
hollc nf Hear S
For years f
IFC presi-
dents have ; " i
made the f
plea for fra- "
larnilv rft. I
operation -
a sort of a Ireland
I en-
nis-shoed, tweed-riddled, happy-go-lucky,
some eccentric,
some stereotyped students
who furnish the good times,
the leadership, essentially the
spirit of our University. (I
can see some dormie polish
ing his 4-H pencil, poising for
a left-wing thrust at my lilly
white column at this very
It is for these reasons that
I am especially earnest today
in my pool of prose.
What the IFC needs to do
is to organize the most ef
fective lobby of its career. In
the first place pressure should
United Nations agrarian ! pat on the many influen
style. For years cynics and tial fraternity alumni in the
n'er-do-wells have been mjan- state so lnat they will in turn
ing the supposedly be- put pressure on the powers
muddled, confused, and fac- tnat be to make sure a favor-tion-torn
IFC as if it were a abe atmosphere exists at the
league of Russian counter-! university.
Weal or Woe
. By Dick Basoco
'Well they're at it again.
Some of those mysterious
little men were on' the loose
after last Thursday's rally,
painting "Beat Iowa State"
on tne cam
pus side
walks. At
least they
used red
paint, which
was pretty
patriotic and
all that jazz.
-But they j
were so slop- f
dv about the UL A.
whole thing. Basoco
Maybe they were in a hurry
or something. Or maybe the
streaks were caused by one
of them trailing his tummy
across it while the paint was
still wet.
I was told by a member of
the clan that resides in that
monstrosity of glass just be
yond the weed patch that is
being nurtured at 14th and R
that the so called "secret so
cieties" would be tolerated by
the administration as long as
they didn't make themselves
objectionable. That was last
year. I've always thought they
were more than a little ob
jectionable anyhow, but now
at least the poor guys who
had to run around washing
off that red stuff will be in
clined to agree with me.
Harmless pranks? Maybe
panty raids are too, but they
have no place on this campus
just the same.
Perhaps the little paint dab
bing episode was designed to
show how daring these people
are at flaunting authority, but
I don't think so. I think it's
all psychological they prob
ably had a traumatic experi
ence in their childhood (which
they've never outgrown) and
had their pudgy little hands
slapped for painting' mom
my's living room wall or floor.
Too bad Mommy Adminis
tration doesn't do any slap
ping. e e
And what in the world is
this "legatard" bit that all
our coeds are wearing these
I mean it's nice and all
that, but if it's a sign of
things to come, it just has
to go. A few years back all
the girls were wearing nice,
reasonable, ankle high socks.
("Socks" may sound like a
crude word, but I just can't
come up with dantier nomen
clature for something that
goes around feet.)
Then some brilliant high
pressure salesman decided he j
could make more money if
he sold knee high socks to go
with "bermudas. j
And now look what they've i
done! These girls are wear-;
ing socks that come up to
their waist! If this keeps up,
pretty soon we'll see a girl
dressed in nothing but a sock
with maybe a turtle neck at
the top.
Yes, by 1960 long-johns will
be back not bigger, but may
be better than ever.
e a e
I guess Co-ed Counselors
should be congratulated for
putting on the biggest mad
house in my three years of
Penny Carnivaling.
All the ROTC students in
the world growling at o n e
time couldn't make half as
much noise as the crowd
tromping around the M and
N drill deck did last Friday.
After failing to fly with the
AOPis, not understanding the
garbled mumbling that were
supposed to be instructions
from the DGs, missing the
Pi Phis and being unable to
even get close enough to the
Theta booth to find out what
was going on, I said to hell
with the whole thing and
vowed that next year I'd be
another Steve Schultz and ab
stain from everything that
.means getting tangled up with
a crowd.
And speaking of the cam
pus bard, e e nines' reign is
all over. His red sweater 'can
be talked about no more.
Steven could be seen from as
far away as Sputnik III (so
unconfirmed reports say) last
Friday wearing a piercing
red blazer that would make
him stand out in a crowd of
red sweaters.
But as I hear it, the trend
from red sweaters to r e d
blazers is going to spread
even further. Corn Cobs that
group that referees the fights
at rallies is abandoning their
traditional sweaters in favor
of Schultzian red blazers.
This will probably cut stu
dent attendance at football
games in half. After all, who
could possibly face a group of
blinding blazers after dulling
his eyes at a primer?
It has been said that now.
as never before, the IFC must
pursue its principles in order
to preserve the fraternity sys
tem. Although I hesitate to
push any panic button, I must
say that this assertion is par
tially true.
We've been told through
grapevines and over clande
stine coffee that the Univer
sity will ultimately require all
freshmen males to house
themselves in dormitories as
opposed to fraternity houses.
We've been told (hundreds of
times) that the fraternity sys
tem is gradually decreasing
In the second place the IFC
should attempt to exert more
influence on campus politics.
For example, despite the usu
al pettiness which prevails
weekly, the Student Council
once in a while passes a mo
tion which affects fraternities.
Special care should be taken
so that fraternity interests
are represented to the fullest
degree when such measures
are proposed.
The days of the faction and
Boss Tweed must return. Cer
tainly all matters must be
discussed above board, but
nevertheless things should be-
number. We've been told gin to. PP instead of flow
that fraternity scholarship is
also lagging.
Now for the medicinal ap
plication. Contrary to the opinions of
many, fraternity systems still
play a crucial role at any
college. They represent,
among other things, the cam
pus elite. They are the ten-
When i was a freshman
there was still some intrigue
in campus politics. Now ev
erybody is goody-goody.
The IFC needs to central
ize and to exert more pres
sure on campus policy through
legal channels and through a
vice called politics.
Bulletin Board
October 6
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I 15 A5 FAR AS
Compositions Needed
For Music Symposium
Wide Category of Entries Expected
KU to be Host to April Presentation
k 500N ASTMTrRajfiM
1 I rflHrttumni&fc nn I
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University musicians are in
vited to submit original com
positions to be presented dur
ing the first Annual Mid-America
Symposium of Contempor
ary Music at the University of
For four days, April 6-9, the
unpublished, unper
formed compositions of Amer
ican composers will be played
at the first symposium of its
kind in the mid-west
Norman Dello Joio, a lead
ing American composer, will
lead forums and offer master
classes in composition. .The
Fine Arts Quartet will "play
the string quartets submitted.
A dozen professional musi
cians from the Kansas City
Philharmonic orchestra will
be added to the K.U. student
orchestra for symphonic pre
sentations, to be conducted by
Professor Robert Baustian.
Works may be submitted in
any category symphony,
wind ensemble, concert choir,
string quartet, chamber and
vocal solos and will be pre
sented If they are found to !
have merit, said John Pozdro,
assistant professor of music
theory at K.U. and director of
the symposium.
As an added feature, tape
recordings will be available to
ach composer. Recordings
and scores of the leading com
posers will be welcomed to all
prominent conductors.
The deadline for the sub
mission of manuscript scores '
is Feb. 1. Interested compos-1
ers should contact Professor
Visiting students and com
posers will bewelcomed to all
performances, which will be
held in K.U.'s Music and Dra
matic Arts building.
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