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The. Daily Nebroskan
Monday, Morch 2, 1959
Editorial Comment: t
The Unicameral has ended the recount
much to everybody's relief.
Thus has ended one of the most interest
ing and weird chapters in the political his
tory of a state that has had more than its
share of political freaks.
The most unusual aspects of the whole
affair, aside from the fact that it was the
first time a gubernatorial vote check had
occurred, were the attitudes adopted by
the state's two political parties.
When the smoke cleared last November,
the Republicans were faced with the first
Indians Swipe Hard
Saturday, night 25 persons took a large
swipe at what we have been calling
apathy. And some 500 persons turned up
to watch them do it. The occasion was
the presentation of a cultural program by
the Indian students at the University.
Organized by Himensu Sen and Dev Raj
Chopra, the program drew nearly a full
house in the Union Ballroom, proof that
there are those who are Interested in our
own campus international relations. One
of the most interesting aspects of the pro
gram is that every Indian student on cam
pus participated in some phase of the or
ganization and presentation of the affair.
Such positive action by international
students such as these men and women
from India can scarcely fail to help ce
ment good relations between the Ameri
can students and themselves not only
because they put forth the effort, but be
cause the program was a good one.
Today we print elsewhere on this page
a letter from a boy who is really inter
ested in his University.
We say "his" because by his interest
he has made it his. We hope he will con
tinue to think of it as his and when he
graduates from high school will matricu
We hope so because he is the kind of
person you run into too seldom.. He is
proud of his University this sticks out all
over his letter and he has the courage to
criticize it sensibly. He puts the campus
beautification committee to shame.
Democratic governor since Cochran won
Since there was no real depression,
drought or other natural catastrophe in
progress at the time, the Republicans
were understandably puzzled. Except in
times of meteorlogical crisis (and Wil
liam Jennings Bryan), the party of the
elephant hashad pretty much "no sweat"
Instinctively, they hollered "foul."
Then, after requesting the recount, they
went out to dig up some evidence to prove
that it was necessary. This, it seems to us,
they were never quite able to accomplish.
But the state attorney general said that a
recount was necessary anyway.
Through all this, the Democrats main
tained what seems to us a rather strange
attitude. They said that a recount was un
warranted, illegal, unnecessary and a
threat to home, motheihood, the flag and
about anything else you care to mention.
As the victorious party for the first time
in SO years, it seems to us that the Demo
crats ought to have welcomed a recount. It
seems to us that they would want to take
every measure available to Insure the pop
ulace that their win was no fluke.
On the other hand, it seems tj us that,
even if the Democrats were tacitly op
posed to a recount they shouldn't have
been so vocal about it. At the beginning,
Bernard Boyle or Ralph Brooks or some
body of equal stature in the Democratic
party could have gotten together with the
press and said, "We don't think this thing
is at all necessary but if they want to do
it we wiil go along."
This would have defined the party's atti
tude while at the same time keeping all
that nasty "oppose recount" black type off
the front pages of the state's newspapers.
After all, the louder you shout "nothing
Is wrong we don't need an investigation"
the more firmly people become convinced
that there is something wrong.
In the end, it wasn't the Democrats who
got the recount stopped but the Legisla
ture. When most of the mistakes begin to
show up in favor of Brooks during the re
count, the Legislature threw up its hands.
Through it all, the Republicans acted
like little boys who had been slapped in
the face while the Democrats played the
righteous indignation bit to the hilt. Now
next year, the AOPi's will probably set
the whole affair to Gilbert and Sullivan
and win the Coed Follies again.
From the Editor t
Since I have now reached the exalted
station of second semester senior, I
. thought it might be a good idea to take in
Coed Follies Friday night. I thought it
would be a good idea because I had never
been before (and because I was being paid
by the AOPi's to sit down front and clap
like everything when their skit came on.)
What I saw astounded me a little.
The skits were presented in a profes
sional manner.' Most of the sets, though
simple, were beautiful and the costumes
were great It was so good, I might even
go again next year.
One thing that was a little disappointing
about the Follies was the size of the
crowd. There were about two hundred
there, approximately the same as last
year. (Which brings to mind the lead from
last year's Coed Follies story, "A crowd
of approximately two thousand people
filled Pershing Municipal Auditorium
..." To fill the place they would have
had to sit with their arms and legs spread
It seems there should have been more
folks there to do such a good show justice.
Well, that must be the old apathy bug
Couple of Things
There were just a couple of criticisms
one could make of the show. The presenta
tion of the Beauty Queen and Eligible
Bachelor candidates dragged a little. This
might have been because I was eagerly
awaiting the decision of the judges on the
best skit, but it seemed to me that the
presentation prolonged things a little too
And, though this isn't really a criticism,
' Y looked to me like the Towne Club cur
tail, act shoulu have had a sign above it
reading "Editorial Comment:".
Anyway, congratulations to the winners,
the Beauty Queens, and Eligible Bache
lors, Karen Perterson and ... oh yes,
AWS for a good job.
We are still getting those anonymous let
ters. This time we got one from a fellow
named Don who really liked the way the
Rag looks this semester. These are the
kind of anonymous letters that I am
tempted to print, but Don probably fore
saw that we would I onr conceited by
allowing the populace to see such nice
things said about us.
Thanks very much Don, but I must warn
you that you hold pretty much one man's
opinion. (We have been getting anony
mous letters of a critical nature too.)
What Price Culture?
Not all the campus literary magazines
are finding smooth sailing. The Univer
sity of San Francisco Squire recently had
to close down because, according to editor
Urie Walsh, the material submitted had
been too "beatnik."
Walsh said he had contacted other Bay
Area schools and found that their maga
zines were flourishing, however.
Another literary effort being carried on
by San Francisco journalists was a basket
ball game between the staff of their stu
dent newspaper and the staff at the Uni
versity of Santa Clara.
It sounds like a good idea but we won't
push for such an event here between say
the Daily Nebraskan and Daily Kansan
staffs. Two trips up and down a regula
tion court and Sellentin and I would have
to retire to the Grill.
How about shuffleboard?
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NOT ACCpPT A ,f(6t5jr
A popular new word, ac- a whole. Let's face it, our
cumulated from Webster's state has no pride in itself,
dictionary, called apathy has What can we do about it?
wormed its way into our uni
fer to our be
sity of Ne
braska as a
and our state
as an abom
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The first thing is to give
Bill Orwig a hand in his ath
letic program, selling Nebras
ka to our high schools and
citiens. Recent years have
shown that our athletic de
partment appreciates our Ne
braska athletes more. With
this selling program, we'll
have our winning teams and
whenever you have a winner,
spirit generates from within.
Secondly, let's cut out these
multitude of activities which
retaining lha wrllar't rtewa.
(Ed. Note - This letter
was originally sent to Carl
A. Donaldson, business
manager of the University,
in July 1958.)
Mv name is Arden
Bausch and 1 attend Lin
coln Northeast High,
School. I would like to
know the answers to some
of the following questions
if you would be so kind.
1. Why was Lyman Hall
built connecting to Ban
croft School? The College
of Pharmacy has nothing
to do with Bancroft
School, and it gives you a
patch-work feeling. It sure
doesn't help the looks of
I know the campus is
cramped for space, but I
have heard that Nebraska
Hall and the Geography
Building may be de
molished in the not too far
future; Why couldn't the
Pharmacy College have
stayed in the old building
until suitable space like
this could be provided for
a new one? Or, why wasn't
the new building built on
the North Mall. The Uni
versity will probably build
there some day. It could
also have been built on
some of the new land the
University is fast acquir
ing to the. east of the
2. Why wasn't Ellen
Smith Hall torn down first
and the New Administra
tion Building built further
south of the old Teachers
College. 1 don't see any
connection in the two and
the one is SO much older
than the other.
3. 'A week or so ago when
we were coming back,
from our vcation we
stopped and went through
the .campus of the Univer
sity of Kansas and saw the
many beautiful stone
buildings there. Sure
ly stone is not that much
more expensive than brick
here, and there are still
standing and in good use
able condition some build
ings built of stone that
were older then our ' brick
University Hall when it
have no bearing on education
Besides that, or pride in our school. The
of Nebraska leadership of these commit-
seems to adhere to this feel- tees is handled by a few;
ing of insignificance. these few are so active m
It is quite obvious to the promoting themselves that
people who think for them- Nebraska as a school is left
selves that our University Is out.
one of the best in the country. Nebraskans themselves lose
Our faculty members are faith in the university when
among the well-known scien- they hear of Spirit Campaigns
tists, educators, and writers w-hich promote nothing what-
in America today. soever but a new activity or
It certainly is too bad that Pushin8 P.eanuts dwnr 16tj)
our school paper does not fea- Street to impress the Greek
ture stories on the wealth of women: , ,, .... .....
v,.,io flvrmr-ion, Af Third, let s all take a little
co. r,t thncfl ftntctQnH.nrr wide in our stuaeiu Doay ana ,jrtWM
auilic ui it i v. o v uuto it u vanity - . a . wd) UC I UUUJ i IV u . a. uwh t ovv
teachers rather than clutter our cow ceg.e- Let s look . we can.t flt least build
the front page with "Are we around maybe it isnt so bad some of our buildings of
toughening up our courses?" afJ?r a"- stone. In the long run it
Nebraska isn't only lacking rounn, lets an act 1 1 k e would be cheaper because
in pride; it's lacking in vim men and women, not like litUe . buildings would last
and vigor in its student body boys and girls running around wQuld sure
. P .iti rtrtinc An tliAir nnnr little to .
as well as in its students, ine v ,V K ,,n. . a a T look nice for a cnange.
men of this campus, outsiJe snouiueio. guuu uUC n
of a few athletes, couldn't do to nave Independents run
walk to South Street; cars ning down Greeks and vice
have taken over physical fit- versa. Both have a valuable
ness spot on our campus.
It 'doesn't completely apply And remember, if a Greek
for the male part of the stu- thinks an Independent is a
dent body. It seems a few nobody or vice-versa, they
fathers have sent their daugh- aren't worth the powder to
ters to a marriage bureau blow them across the street,
with sixteen perferred N.U. especially a few kings and
listings. queens around campus.
Our spirit is lousy. Maybe And last, let's start remem
we haven't had a winning foot- bering how tough it was for
ball or basketball team for our parents to send us to
four years; but from experi- school and how fortunate we
ence the greatest feeling and are to be here. Let's generate
most effort'eomes forth when a little energy for Nebraska
a spontaneous, lusty cheer University the way our prede
emits from the stands as the cessors have in the past,
team takes the field. Our do- Today's world 1 e a v e s no
gooders on campus only exer- place for those who sit and
cise their vocal cords when wait.
tney win, dui wnen iney lose,
of the campus
buildings are very impres
sive from the outsida with
pillars etc. such as Bessey
Hall, Avery Lab, Social
Science, and Teacher Col
lege. But when you get in
side you wouldn't think it
was the same build
ing. The halls are painted
the darkest, drabbist, most
dismal colors imaginable.
Why aren't the halls paint
ed a light blue, gray, two
tone blue, 'ight yellow or
even white. And, there are
no windows along the halls
and lights just make you
feel like you are in a closed
up shell. I would find, if
I were attending the UnU
versity, the use of these
buildings VERY unpleas
ant. A simple paint job
would do the trick
and trusties from the Pen
or State Reformatory
could do the labor.
5. One more thing. When
we visited K.U. we saw
the beautiful campus with
so many trees, flowers,
and ponds, and all the icy
covered buildings. Why
doesn't N.U. have ivy cov
ered buildings. It does so
much for university build
The land north of the
South Mall Drive between
Burnett and Andrews arjd
Bessey and Morrill Halls is
more or less bare except
for a few sidewalks. Why
couldn't there be a nice
reflecting pool right south
of the Mueller Tower and
a few flower beds and
shrubs between the side
walks. Don't get me wrong, I
am very proud of our Uni
versity. Our Memorial Sta
dium, Love Library, Mor
rill Hall, Student Health,
Student Union, Lyman
Hall, although not the lo
cation, New Administra
tion, Mueller Tower and
Planetarium, the many
and sororities are beau
tiful. I can't wait to
see the new Art Center and
am so tickled that we got
the KellogE Grant.
I am very interested in
N.U. I hope "to attend there
when I get out of High
School so I really want to
see N.U. get ahead.
If you can't answer all
my questions PLEASE
answer what you can or
have time for. Thank you
very much for your time
and trouble. It will be ap
preciated. Arden Bausch
are most disgusting complain
This is true not only on
.ampus but for Nebraska as
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Bauman to Give
Dr. Carl Bauman,. profes
sor of biochemistry at the
University of Wisconsin will
resent two lectures at the
University this week.
Wednesday Dr. Bauman will
discuss "Sterols in Intestine
and Skin." His subject Thurs
day is "Vitamin E and Sel
enium." The lectures will be present
ed in the Biochemistry audi
torium building at 4 p.m.
Signa Delta Chi
Sigma Delta Chi, profes
sional journalism fraternity,
will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m.
in Rm. 306 Burnett.
While examining the
Daily Nebraskan the other
day I was astonished to find
our Student Council had
been at work rubber stamp
i s -sue.
to m y s e I f
is going to
that no con- Mover
versy arose. The Student
Council rushes through an
administration proposal and
there isn't even a small ex
plosion. Is the proposal so
appalling that we are strick
en dumb? A few disinter
ested people did comment
that the proposal wasn't
perfect, but it was no use to
try to change it. Our fate is
inevitable they said so we
might as well bear up under
our burden, strive for big
ger, better conformity, and
throw up our hands.
There was a time when
University students were
loath to turn over the regu
lation of their lives to the
paternal administration. I
hate to think of myself as a
reactionary but I still think
that we can manage the
small part of our lives still
our own. But now I find I
am out of date for the Stu
dent Council tells me I
shouldn't want to get down
on the ground floor and
wrangle out that schedule
which is going to influence
my semester so much. I
am told that it is time to
surrender up to Big Daddy
my study plan. My free
eight o'clocks, my free ten
o'clock, and the rest of my
musing hours will meet def
amy and destruction at the
hands of the administration.
Up to this time I have
been able (by means of
good honest ingenuity) to
pull schedules with no more
than one really disagree
able section a semester in
spite of the decietfulness of
the alphabet or my dearth
of hours. I would venture to
say the University is not
going to prevent a senior
from taking a course if it
is a matter of graduation.
Getting your schedule the
. old way may call for a little
persuasive play-acting or
conscientious pleading but
it is good practice to trot
out those old bargaining
No more pictures can he taken for the $
BUT . . .
!f you've had your picture taken at Edholm-Blomgren
in past years, you may use it by letting them know
this week only.
318 South 12th
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