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The Daily Nebrajrvan
Tuesday, March 3, 1959
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The latest dope sheet from the National
Education' Association makes a concerted
effort to justify federal aid to education.
Since this has long been one of their pet
projects, we approached the information
therein contained with a modicum of
suspicion. Sure enough, the facts were
heavily tilted in favor of our burgeoning
Burl Ives in Washington.
First off, the pamphlet decried the fact
that at present we put only 12 per cent of
our tax money Into education. Since, in
1902 education's share of taxes was 17 per
cent, the NEA people come up with the
conclusion that we spend less tax money
now oh education than we did in 1902.
However, we are collecting much more
tax money novf. The country is worth more
now than it was In 1902. The education
share of this money may have gone down
hill a little percentagewise, since in 1902
local governments didn't have to build
superhighways and parking lots, but the
amount is actually higher. The point is
that education taxation has kept pace pret
ty well over the last 57 years considering
all the new expenses that local govern
ments have incurred.
From their first misconclusion, NEA
goes headfirst into another puddle full of
sirup. Right now,' the federal government
brings in about three out of every four tax
dollars. Yet it pays only four per cent of
the cost of public schools, they say.
Well now that's so, but state and local
governments aren't expected to maintain
an army, build missies and make pay
ments on the national debt either. In other
Sorry Wrong Number
A short note of apology is due the ladies
of AWS. Somehow, the editor's column
Monday stated that two hundred folks had
attended the Coed Follies. It should have
read two thousand.
Incidentally, AWS was very happy with
the crowd. It was slightly larger than last
year's, though a final count is not im
mediately available.
If they continue this year's quality, the
attendance should continue to rise.
The Spectrum
More Beauty
Maybe they really are.
Follies, that is. As Webster would say
lack(s) of sense; foolish actions.
And the actions get fast and furious just
at the times when conscientious, University
coeds should be studying
home ec, elementary ed,
love and marriage, etc.
Namely at time, 1. ap
proaching finals, and 2.
approaching four-w e e k
grade reports and the
cons equential tests,
quizzes, and examina
tions. Some coeds, . whose
house skits manage to
make it into the finals of
this February frolic, at times wonder at
the worth of it all (or so I'm told), since
many girls like high grades and to spend
their time on various other follies.
So I will make some suggestions to AWS
on changing the makeup of this funfest,
some of which aren't original and others
which, may be; then give reasons why the
suggestions aren't good or won't be ac
cepted. 1.. Rotate the number of sororities par
ticipating. Five sororities could participate
each year for three years. This could cut
down on the time consumed since the
practices wouldn't have to be extended
from semester to semester. Skit chairmen
. could have a whole two years to plot out a
new attack. But this would probably be
voted down because no matter what
choice was made as to which sororities
would compete in the first year of the
plan, 10 others would probably complain
bitterly for having to sit that year out. Or
at least the people would who like to com
pete in this sort of thing and win trophies,
2. Shorten the time before tryouts and
before the Follies proper. But this un
doubtedly would fail because enforcement
of time limits for the practices would be
next to Impossible within any rules that
might be set up or within the house itself.
Besides, people would say that less prac
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Believe Many
Aid Arguments
words, the federal government has a good
use for the dollars it drags in doing
things the states can't do.
On the other hand, the states can take
care of education. By the reasoning of the
NEA. however, the national government
should stand 75 per cent of the brunt
(since they get 3i of the taxes) and logi
cally turning it around, the states should
make V of the payments on the national
debt. ,
Finally, the NEA people present charts
and graphs proving that local and state
debt has risen 182 per cent since 1948 while
the federal debt is only up 10 per cent.
This, the NEA says, makes local and state
governments poor credit risks.
Of course, in 1948 the federal debt had
the tremendous expense of WW II already
on it. It was already better than 240 bil
lion. So 10 per cent of that can still add up
to an awfully big pile of money.
At the same time, in 1948 local debt
wasn't very high (right now its around 80
billion, small compared to the federal
debt.) But there was a lot of school build
ing to be done because of expanding popu
lation and the local governments rolled up
their revenue bonds and went to it.
Now the idea that any community with
a solvent set of books, a well organized
tax setup and competent local government
can't borrow money at a reasonable rate
to build new schools is preposterous.
. The NEA is presenting the old fallacy of
composition. They are taking a national
figure that has had a not unsurprising
growth in the last ten years, and pointing
to each local gc arnment in alarm say
ing, "These pocr people their schools are
in ruins and their credit is no good."
We're sorry fellows, but it just don't
work that way.
Not Really
Somehow, someone has slipped up and
let loose a little sunshine.
The whole thing reminds one suspicious
ly of spring. At the risk of chasing it away,
we will even risk calling it that.
Time to get the Bermuda's out of mothballs.
tice time would mean a drop in the qual
ity of the skits. But according to a few
comments on the judging of the skits, per
haps that criticism wouldn't have too
much to stand on.
3. Eliminate the Follies. Think of all the
time that coeds could then spend on study
ing phonetics, splitting wood for fireplaces
and enjoying the beauty of the country
side. But obviously this would run into
trouble from organizers of the Ideal Coed,
Eligible Bachelor and Beauty Queen con
tests. They might even have to fall back
on a Husker home basketball game half
time for the presentation of the Bachelors
and Beauties, just life AUF did with its
Activities Queen. This could eliminate the
feeling in the crowd that the presentation
dragged a bit, since they wouldn't have
the eager awaiting of which skits won
what since there wouldn't be any skits to
win anything.
But I've been sick . . .
Along with tht talk about campus beau
tification, there's one thing that hasn't
been mentioned which would beautify the
campus and be of great utility, too. That
is to build a streamlined, moving side
walk, with a convertible cover.
A sidewalk of this type could logically
start at 519 No. 16th and logically branch
off to the new Union addition (It's very
nice when the Union moves its entrance
closer to your door), to the Social Sciences
Building, Burnett and 1618 R.
With such a system one could eliminate
winter colds, wet feet and surly students.
The Union could improve its coffee trade,
students could have no excuse for not at
tending cultural programs by saying it's
too far or by feigning fatigue, and if the
moving walks would curve upward over
streets, this would cut down on the NU
traffic mortality rate and make the Gov
ernor very happy and he would ask the
Legislature for more money for the Uni
versity. Back to Student Health . . .
Carroll Kraus
My Little World
Savants, Intellects, Schol
ars, come out of your tor
port your apathy, forgst
your books, the long hours
of diligent study, the
plunge into
the depths
of k n o w
1 e dge-join
the world
in revelry.
Spring is
most up'jn
us and we
must pro
pare early.
"T h e
w o r 1 d is
is a sea of beer" saith a
professor and the crew
necked crew a bunch of
straws saith this onr
What more can" one ex
pect from life whenyoung
than a hot brew shook to
explosion from jouncing
over the rutted back roads,
and a starry-eyed young
thing sitting next to you in
the mud of a Nebraska cow
pasture spring? Time
enough when we are old
and care-worn with the ne
cessity of jobs to spend tired
evenings reading a book
that will transform us back
to these madcap days of ir
responsibility. The hours of
classes during the week re
quire this respite from
drudgery. Harranging is not
in my line because I really
don't care. But if the Union
ever imports goose-pimpled
chorus girls to dance on the
front steps and lug kegs of
3.2 beer into the basement
to sell subversively and un
obtrusively I shall again
bemoan the obscur import
ance of the forthcoming lit
tle green papers with the
results of a semesters en
deavor as opposed to t h e
awe rewarded an individual
who can chug a beer in a
Individualism is the
vogue and this is, after all
is said and done, one very
distinguishing quality.
Somewhere in the mire of
unsorted and disorganized
days, college students be
came the amazing assimila
tors of all that they read
and all that strikes their
When we read a univer
sal author who seems to
have taken our peculiar
world in his hand and
turned it inside out, we
have that elation of want-
I must warn you again.
Be careful about reading
this column. If you cling to
any principle, moral, or
habit as being the only
possible or true way, then
do not read this column
for your own safety. Be
ware ye believers in "to
getherness"! You see, this
is a column of storms and
mists, and the weak may
be shaken and fail to see;
forces may tear the weak
away from the rocks of
faith to which they cling,
and drown then in the psy
chological sea. Only they
who dare to swim forever
may read this column with
understanding, without cer
tain panic, and even they
must read with a hint of
fear. Odd clods proceed at
your own risk. Eggheads
deserve punishment, but
not this. As one prof put
it, "Buck Eikelberry writes
Like Jail
Just like jail. In some
courses I'm taking, profs
and grad assistants are
putting great emphasis on
the bodily presence of the
student. These aren't just
education courses, either;
these are super duper elite
Arts & Sciences (not Arts
and Parties!) courses in
cluding foreign languages
and history. The bell rings
and the echo says, "Into
your cells!" If classes are
for the purpose of learning,
and if grades are supposed
to reflect learning, isn't it
unfair and deceitful to
knock some grades on the
basis of attendance quite
apar; from learning? Cer
tain' it is.
The following is symbol
ically speaking.
I want to state my firm
: vattt'---
. . . by judy trusU
ing to shout "this is true. '
As a result we base our ref
erences on glib sprouting
of the w or k of I b s e n,
, Nietzsche, Eliot, Thom
as, Yeats, Kerouak. We
have no minds of our own
hut become a part of their
minds and our papers ere
filled with the quotes which
seem to tell a life philoso
phy in a few words.
It is said that one does
not begin to learn until he
is out of school fifteen years
away from . his timorous
radical outlooks when we
can see this jumble of
thoughts and take from
them only that which ap
plies to us alone. Collegians
may carouse until dawn but
in fifteen years the
hangover will no longer
taste. So there is after all
a modicum of hope.
Nebraskan Letterip
The nail) Nebraskan will publish nnl.r thote letters which arr lirnrd.
Letter attacking Individuals must rarry the author's nntne. Others may
use Initials or a len nnnie. letters should nut exceed 200 words. When
letters exceed this llmli l he Nebrasksn reserves the right to rondrnse them,
retaining Iho writer', view..
To the Editor:
In case anybody is inter
ested in my views on the
Campus Beautification bit
as carried in the Rag last
Friday, here goes.
It seems to me that the
proposed reflecting pool of
the size indicated would
represent a tremendous ex
pense to build, maintain
and supply with mosquito
repellent, i presume to pre
vent ice damage it would
have to be drained in the
winter. In that condition it
would have about the same
decorative value as an old
bathtub. I don't know
where the money for such
things comes from, but I
am sure it would do far
more good if applied to
raising salaries to prevent
our professors from being
lured elsewhere.
The two faculty lots
and the street stalls to
be disposed of so lightly
now accommodate over 230
cars. I would guess that the
Student Council which en
dorsed these proposals so
wholeheartedly, is made up
entirely of Greeks who al
ready have a place U park
their heaps and therefore
need not be concerned with
such a mundane consider
by Melvyn 'Bucfc' Eikleberry
belief that we should cease
to construct ivory towers
for the masses towers
they cannot climb. My belief
is that we should build bet
ter pig pens for them, and
provide more and better
mud for them to wallow in.
You can't climb Mt. Ever
est without equipment, and
let us face the fact that
many people lack the
.equipment to enjoy spending
their time reading Ezra
Pound or to vote in
telligently. I'm sick of
all the talk about apathy.
I'm glad the masses are
apathetic. When the mass
es lose their apathy we will
probably have a spectacle
like the promiscuous de
capitations of the French
Revolution. We should fear
lessly recognize that, as
Plato puts it, some men are
of gold, some of silver, and
some of brass. The men of
gold should not pretend
that they are men of brass
(as did many politicians of
the "log cabin" set) nor
should they pretend
brass is really gold,
man progress yes -whatver
form we
make of brass, we cannot
make it into gold. Progress
itself may be an undesira
ble strain. As I said before,
more and better mud for
the pigs.
Any complaints at all
about this column should
be sent to Siberia upper
Siberia. Praise, if any,
should be sent to Letterip,
but I fear none.
Photo Play
What Kinil
Over the years, a great
dial has been written about
the brilliant career which
was Humphrey Bogart's.
Spanning 26 years in t h e
movies, and an output of
75 feature films, his per
formances were at times
uninspired; at times great.
But what has helped to
make his pictures always
interesting (from the ab
surdity of "King pf the Un
derworld" to the excellence
of The Barefoot Contessa)
is that Bogart, himself as
gangster or soldier-of-f o r
t u n e, was a fascinating
Hollywood often speculat
ed on what kind of a man
Bogey really was. He wa?
the kind of personality who
could, and did, live up to
his reputation. He snarled
ation as the parking space
' for peons.
As for the Rag editor,
(whoever wrote the piece)
I can only surmise from
his viewpoint on cars en
masse as view obstructors
and unbearably ugly, that
he must be a poor under
privileged waif whose papa
has denied him a car. My
favorite remedy for those
parking lot dust storms is
to hard-surface the lots.
I would like to say
that I agree with any and
all efforts to beautify the
campus except those which
are at the expense of utility
or are of undue cost. Should
beauty and utility become
incompatible, I would vote
in favor of utility.
f. b. o'Gara
To the Editor:
Congratulations to Kan
dish Satkunman on his un
derstanding of both the
American and foreign stu
dents. I think I would con
sider Satkunman to be an
authority on this because of
the number of American
friends that he has on the
When I asked him how
he managed to get ac
quainted with so many
American students, he said,
"When I first came to this
country, I thought the Amer
ican students to be very
dogmatic. But, after one
semester, I got acquainted
with a few of them. Then
I participated in various
student organizations where
I made more American
friends. I like all my friends
and they all like me too."
His mention of the organ
izations open to foreign stu
dents included the religious
foundations on campus. This
is one of the best places to
get acquainted with one an
other. 1 know you would be
more than welcome at any
one of them,
Finally, I must also com
pliment Americans like
"Robin" and "Roy" who
are maintaining the Amer
ican tradition.
Francis Schmidt
1 " ft. -vr ir- rr?,.t)
bv John West
at strangers, reedier" pom
pous guests; made irrever
ent remarks about tho
movie industry. In society,
at parties, he assumed the
role of gadfly and tormen
ter of the fat cats. This
cause a misunderstand
ing to occur on the parts
of those who knew him only
slightly, and saw, him only
on those occasions.
In truth, Humphrey Bo
gart was a very sincere; a
deeply humble and faithful
man. He was faithful to his
work, his friends and, )f
course, his family. He was
a devoted father and he
loved his wife most dearly.
He was a liberal Demi
crat, an avid reader, and
a man who never drank
when he worked but on oc
casions loved to stay w) un
til dawn. He was famous
for his "cute" remarks:
On money: "The only
reason to have money is so
that you can tell any s.o.b.
in the world to go to hell."
On exercise: "At John
Huston's house, years ago,
a group of us played foot
ball in the livinroom with
a grapefruit. It was late in
the evening, shall we say."
Poked Fun
Humphrey Bogart was a
notorious joker. One, pok
ing fun at the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences, he sponsored a
plan to present a collegaue
with a plaque for being tha
year's worst actor. Chan,?-,
ing his mind, he settled on
an annual award for t h a
best performance by an an
imal. His film, "Beat Tlie
Devil," which he made with
John Huston and Truman
Capote in Italy, was entire
ly the result of a drinking
party in which the three de
cided to make a movie just
for fun. The result made
absolutely no sense, befud
dled public and critics alike,
and is unquestionably t h e
longest shaggy dog story
in history.
Pictures Remain
Fortunately the world can
still refer to the Bogart art
istry through the pictures
that remain. In a Union
showing Sunday, "Key Lar
go," and "The Petrified
Forest" will be shown. The
first is John Huston's adap
tion of the Maxwell Ander
son play, and features Bo
gey, Baby (Lauren Bacall),
Edward G. Robinson, Lion
el Barrymore and Claire
Trevor (in her Oscar-winning
performance). "The
Petrified Forest" was Bo
gart's break into big time
pictures from a successful
Broadway career. Although
dated, the action of Robert
Sheerwood's play, as well
as the brilliance of Leslie
Howard and Bette Davis,
co-starring with Bogart,
make it still interesting.
Knowles to Show
Ski Trip Movies
Movies of the 1958-59 Ski
Trip will be shown by Rex
Knowles Wednesday at 7:30
p.m. in Parlors XYZ of tha
Union. All students are in
vited to attend.