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The Daily Nebroskon
Editorial Comment-
Your Help
University students often go to and from
classes without the slightest feeling of be
ing a part of a living and growing insti
. tution vital to the 'entire welfare of the
state. College to this type of student is
merely catching up on outside reading too
long Ignored in favor of parties, or doing
a theme at the last minute for a class the
next day. As students many persons seem
so close to the scene being observed that
they are in the same situation as the man
who couldn't see the forest for the trees.
They do not understand what a vital part
of their life this college training and ex
perience will prove to be. They do not un
derstand the support being given to the
University by many Nebraskans who will
never step a foot on the campus. They do
not seem to realize that they will some
day be assuming as voting citizens of the
state, a responsibility for the support and
growth of the university.
Students now have a chance to do that
little something extra in the Kellogg Cen
ter fund drive begun on campus by Build
ers. They may pledge a small sum of
money to help insure the construction of
the foundation at the University. Some
students may sneer and feel that this is
only another silly drive where people
coma around asking for money. It is true
that the open hand is a familiar sight in
very American's life. To some this may
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be a symbol for voluntary support or re
jection of an organization, person or event
which some people feel is worthy of sup
port but which requires greater support
than they are able to give it themselves.
Thus the open hand to others ... a won
derful symbol of democracy at work . . .
a symbol very unlike the closed fist known
in dictatorships.
The drive should not under any circum
stances be considered as a begging for
funds. It should be interpreted as an op
portunity to invest in a brighter future for
the college which is now, whether or not
the student is willing to admit it, giving
him so much. The Chancellor has said that
it will help to make the University a hub
in the programs for continuing adult ed
ucation in the Great Plains area. He has
stressed that the center will enable a "re
tooling of information" for countless
adults in the future, as well as provide
new opportunities in the field of short
courses for youth. This, if the student is
foresighted enough, means that the cen
ter will be around in future years to aid
both him and his children.
The Daily Nebraskan is strongly in fa
vor of this drive and hopes that our ex
pression of support is a reflection of the
opinion of the student body. Get In the
"center" of things. Pledge your financial
Modified Form
A few modest . announcements, a dis
creet mention of where the free tickets
could be obtained that's all it took. Twice
the Union ballroom was filled to capacity
on the same day.
A sign had been posted in the Union of
fice several days that all tickets for the
performance had been given out. Many
did not attend because they felt that to
come would have been useless since they
would not have been able to see or hear.
The setting was beautiful. Two tall
trees shone with blue lights on either side
of a stage flooded with a subdued blue
light The performance was equally im
pressive this year as the University Sing
ers and the Brass Ensemble combined
talents to present the music department's
annual Christmas carol program.
It took only a cursory inspection of the
audience to see that not only the campus,
but Lincoln turned out for the presenta
tion. Probably more than 50 per cent of the
spectators were 30 or older. So much
for what the University has to present to
the city.
Another performance is upcoming, if
the word performance can be stretched to
include the presentation by some 500 per
sons of Handel's masterpiece, the Messiah.
And every year Lincoln attends faith
fully. It is a part of the city's Christmas
tradition to schedule attendance. The mu
sic is there, the audience is there, the im
pact of this oratio is there in modified
form. Unfortunately, the setting for the
Messiah is the Coliseum, that huge barn
so adequate for basketball and so totally
unsuited to a musical presentation.
Another location is possible here in town
one with the lighting, the seating and
the acoustics that could do so much to
enhance the presentation of the Messiah.
It would seem that exploring the possibil
ities of getting free use of Pershing Audi
torium for the presentation or of charging
a modest admission fee to cover the rental
expense would be more than worthwhile.
Thankful Times
The following letter has been sent to
the presidents of various campus organi
zations as a little reminder of the true
meaning of this season. It was written by
the Rev.. Rex Knowles, head of the United
Campus Christian Fellowship.
I am sure I don't have to remind you
that we are coming to the Christian
Christmas and the Jewish Hanukkah sea
sons. Cold weather, shopping, Mickey
Mouse on the lamp posts, approaching
exams, "Jingle Bells", "I'm Dreaming of
a White Christmas", and the carols all
these remind us.
Occasionally people, all of us, have to be
reminded of the religious significance of
these high holy days. As President of the
Association of Campus Religious Workers
I'm writing to ask you to be sure that your
group considers the religious element in
its planning.
You can do this by sharing with others.
Invite in international students. Have a
party for orphans, crippled children. Or
remember the aged so often forgotten at
this time of year. Collect toys, or clothes.
There are many ways.
You can do this by worshipping. Re
emphasize Church attendance. Announce
the various mid-week services of the stu
dent chapels. Invite one of the University
Religious Workers to speak on the deeper
meaning of the holidays. Include the
proper scriptures and prayer at your reg
ular Christmas party.
If you want assistance in planning for
the season, any of the Campus Religious
Workers would be glad to help.
Individual Staff Views
By Carroll Kraus
Issues are fine things for any university
to have, They offer students a chance to .
complain and debate, the school paper a
topic to attack or support and even at
times give the administration a chance to
say a few words like
"smoothing out , . .
bulges," etc.
Last week three distinct
issues seemed to take
form, including the now
infamous alphabetical
registration, Bui 1 d e r s '
plan to support the Kel
logg fund drive and the
IFC tabling of a motion to
place all fraternities who
fall below the all-men's
average two semesters in a row on social
The alphabetical registration plan is un
fortunate, not only because it may cause
some hardships on upperclassmen that
wouldn't have occurred before, but be
cause the administration chose to merely
announce the change matter-of-factly with
out any chance to let the students make
any comment whatsoever. Although it
probably would have done no good, it
would have been nice just to know that
this was going to happen. I'd kind of like
to know if my pay was going to be re
duced about 20 per cent an hour or if I
was a factory worker if the work week
was increased to 100 hours a week. We
don't have any unions here though.
Builders picked a good thing to support
when they decided to support the Kellogg
drive. It'll give them good publicity if
the student solicitation goes over well, and
. even if it does fall on its face (which I
don't think it shall. I have great confi
dence in the intelligence of the student
and where his heart lies) you've got to
give Builders credit for taking on some
thing that may result in rather large con
sequences. But then it seems like some
one called Builders a "whale" or' some
thing once.
The IFC tabling of the scholarship-social
pro motion last week was carried out,
as supporters of the tabling said, because
more research was needed before a satis
factory measure could be adopted on the
fraternity scholarship question. Also sug
gested was seeing whether the upper
three quartile onlyor 80 per cent or above
grade average pledging would work out
after its initiation this year.
These two points do make a certain
amount of sense but two things seem to
be lacking. The first is that for some rea
son the people who supported the motion
of placing fraternities on social probation
for low average didn't seem to get to say
very much at the meeting. Also, doesn't
it seem that instead of accepting the mo
tion, which would show that the fraterni
ties had confidence in their scholastic
ability, that the fraternities, or at least
some, are admitting they just might not
be able to keep their heads above water
and the all-men's average once in a year?
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My Little World
There is something about
school in three weeks between
Thanksgiving and Christmas
that doesn't make it seem
real. Actually, professors
mellow, stu
dents remain
in the lethar
gy they de
veloped over
the preced
ing holiday,
classes drop
in a 1 1 e n
dance. E g g
nog parties
become the
social past-
time and every is jolly and
hangs greens and gets over
drawn at the bank and the
Program Service plays Elvis
singing "Si-i-lent Ni-i-i-te" and
tests are absolutely impossi
ble to study for and because
we are all a year older and
infinitely wiser we go down
town to shop early and pre
pare to lift a glass to this
year of school and to the year
to come and nobody really
thinks about the years after
I wonder if anyone from
our class will ever have his
picture on the front of "Time"
Magazine? Since we have
lasted through two years we
will probably all continue and
graduate. But of those of us
left it would be interesting to
know whose names would be
best known (not now while
we're playing and laughing our
way through with a modicrum
of effort) but when we gather
in the year 2,000 after 40
years away from the little
world we all live in here on
the campus.
I wish it would snow real
snow and at least three feet
worth. Anything would be bet
ter than this miserable day.
Of course with snow goes the
chance of being hit in the
back of the h e a d by some
fun-loving youth. But the rea
son I like the snow is because
it is interesting.
Last year we made snow
angels in the yard and a large
beer bottle and shot glass out
of snow. (There is really an
interesting difference there).
Also, it is fun to walk through
especially at night when the
sky is very clean and very
cold and the stars are very
bright. This may not compar
able to kicking leaves in the
fall, but it is a lot more fun
than throwing snowballs at
I might as well get one pro
test in and scream and yell
because I am plagued with a
last name beginning with
"T". If this ridiculous rule is
going to pass I am going to
start an immediate petition to
begin with the end of the
alphabet. This is only fair
after all one end has had pri
ority all their lives and now
that this discrimination ha
crept into something as so
cred as pulling cards, it i
time for a revolt.
Possibly someone will sec
Hall lo Review
'Dr. Zhivago'
"Dr. Zhivago," by Boris
Pasternak, will be reviewed
Thursday in Room 316 of the
Union at 4 p.m.
Dr. William E. Han, of the
educational psychology de
partment, will discuss the
Pasternak, a Russian auth
or, will receive a . 1958 Nobel
Prize Wednesday for his book.
He will not be allowed by the
Russian government to accept
the prize because his boo!
is critical -of the method
used by the Russian Commu
nist party.
. . . by judy truell
ti e professors with nine and
10 o'clocks on Monday-Wednesday-Friday
are going
to have their roll cards end
with people whose last name
begins with "M" and the aft
ernoon and Saturday morning
classes are going to be heavy
with end-of-the-alphabetters.
Theoretical yes, but rank
has its privilege as the old
saying goes.
XYZ Scandal
And so, children, we add
another scandal to a long list
of scandals alphabetical reg
istration. Consider the grow
ing list of recent scandals,
just to mention a few:
1. The Student Tribunal;
2. The pleasure palace (Stu
dent Union addition);
3. The shortened period for
final exams.
I neglect to mention a host
of problems and scandals
which have been with us a
long, long time (like compul
sory ROTC).
We observe a tendency in
the University administration
and in student "big-wheels"
alike to simply ride out storms
of criticism, knowing that we
sheep will fall in line. So I
must urge that this time we
do not quit, that we must not
accept alphabetical registra
tion no matter how long it is
Unless some variation is
chosen (such as random selec
tion of the order of letters)
we may well have a modern
"XYZ Affair," with students
taking left over courses if
they are so unfortunate as to
have last names in the latter
part of the alphabet. But as
a junior, I am violently
against giving up the priority
I have worked so hard to get,
regardless of any variation in
the alphabetical registration
system. Scandalous, I say!
College Roundup-
Male Christinas Gift:
One Stuffed Blonde
Among other more serious
matters, the Daily Kansan
turned up the perfect Christ
mas gift for the "man who
has everything."
For this individual, the sug
gestion is the stuffed head of
a beautiful blonde. It's mount
ed on a mahogany plaque
over the word "Conquest."
Other items turned up by
the KU reporter who scout
ed local stores for wierd or
wonderful Christmas gifts in
cluded a Scrooge mat, the an
tithesis of the welcome mat.
This frontporch piece, a $3.50
item, offered the cheery salu
tation, "Go Away." ,
Also discovered: a specially
designed bathtub pillow for
young ladies who like to sleep
in the tub; a pump of good
cheer located atop a liquor
bottle and a braided hairpiece
for girls.
At Texas A & M Edward
Teller, "Father of the H
Bomb," painted a picture of
the future for the Aggies.
Cultivation of the ocean,
complete exploration of the
solar system and control of
weather were predicted with
in the next 100 years by the
"We are living in what is
aptly termed the Age of Ris
ing Expectation. 1 believe that
development will continue to
accelerate in the future," the
Battalion, campus newspaper,
quoted Teller as saying.
He predicted complete ex
ploration of the solar system
by 2050, and artificial muta
tions which will make it pos
sible to produce sufficient
food and crops to feed the
tremendous increase in pop
ulation expected.
A Coordinating Board will
go into effect in January at
the University of Syracuse
which will attempt to "imple
m e n t communications be
tween students, faculty and
According to the Daily Or
ange, the board will be com
posed of four students, two
faculty members and two
The students are presidents
of campus organizations and
the administrators the vice
chancellor and personnel
Flickering Art
By John West
England's J. Arthur Rank
Organization, who so nicely
did "Great Expectations,"
"Oliver Twist" and "Nicho
las Nicholby," have made an
other great success of filming
Charles Dickens. The first
film version of "A Tale of Two
Cities" in 23 years (the late
Ronald Colman starred for
M-G-M in 1935) again creates
the drama and h 6 r r o r of
France and the Revolution.
Produced magnificently by
Betty Box and directed 'by
Ralph Thomas, the picture
well dramatizes the panorama
of a bitter and stirring era:
the limitless luxury and au
thority in which the pre-revo-lution
nobles lived; the pover
ty and bitterness of the peas
ants, which eventually explod
ed in the storming of the Bas
tille and the swift justice of
the Tribunal.
Cecile Parker and Dorothy
Tutin are featured prom
inently. And, if you go to the
movies often, and have a good
memory, notice that the fine
actor Christopher Lee plays
the Marquis St. Evremonde.
This is one of his rare ap
pearances without the scar
tissue, faded complexion and
or fangs which distinguished
him as the monster in "Curse
of Frankenstein" and Count
Dracula in "Horror of Drac
ula." The film is a Varsity
offering and one may wonder
why it isn't in color.
In a double bill advertised
as "Brigitte Bardot vs. Sophia
Loren," the State again
Wednesday presents some
pretty thread-bare perform
ances designed, obviously, to
prove a point. Beginning
Wednesday, the two ladies (?)
star respectively in "Mada
moiselle Striptease" and
"Scandal in Sorrento," two
wide-screen performances, of
which the publicity releases
announce, like Kansas City,
they've gone about as far as
they can go.
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