The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 20, 1959, Page Page 2, Image 2

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    Friday. Morcii 20, 1959
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The Daily Nebroskon
Daily Ncbraskan Union Can Beat
Red Ink Blues
Member: Associated Collertats Press
IntercollerUte Press
KepresenUtiTet National Advertisini 8errlce.
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Tribunal Justice
Under Fire
Yesterday, the editor of the Daily Ne
braskan finally got to attend a meeting of
the Student Tribunal.
An acquaintance of his accepted him as
her counsel and at the same time re
quested an open hearing. In one other
hearing which was not open, he appeared
as counsel for a friend of his.
The present Tribunal rule on open hear
ings states that a person may file a re
quest with the office of Student Affairs for
an open hearing three days in advance of
that person's appearance before the Tri
bunal. At the present time, so called cannon 35,
forbidding cameras in courtrooms is under
fire nationally as unfair and discrimin
atory to the press and the people's right
to know. The right of the press to have
reporters, in courtrooms all over the land
is unquestionable.
But here, our own supposedly liberal
Tribunal is just about 300 years behind the
times. Not only are cameras not allowed,
people aren't even admitted.
It has been an Anglo-Saxon tradition that
the people have a right to know what kind
of justice is being administered to them
and to demand reform if they feel that
the courts are corrupt.
Now the procedure of this chamber as
such isn't too bad. It is extremely informal
and most of the evidence is presented in
the form of statements and depositions.
The individual is allowed to speak in his
behal'; he is allowed the right of counsel
who may speak for him ari he may call
witnesses in his .behalf.
The office of Student Affairs always
makes a charge usually "conduct unbe
coming to a University student" which is
being about as rtgue as possible. The
office also makes a recommendation.
There is no box score on how closely these
recommendations are followed because the
recommendations are not made public
along with the decision.
The recommendation is a dangerous
thing. In one case, the recommendation
stated flatly that student affairs believed
the person in question was guilty and
should be punished. The facts looked a
good deal the other way, but the Tribunal
proceeded on the assumption that the per
son was responsible for the infraction that
had been committed.
When it became clear that there was
some doubt, the Tribunal quickly changed
its attitude.
O' viously then, the Tribunal is not dis
pensing impartial justice. It is hearing
student cases with the recommendation
from downstairs already in mind. If this
situation is allowed to continue, it will
constitute another blot on the record of
the Tribunal.
We are in favor of a student court. We
have the machinery for a good one. But
the bugs haven't been ironed out yet.
When the Student Union decided to jump
back into big shows for the first time in
two years they couldn't have picked a bet
ter attraction than the Kingston Trio.
Bob Handy, the Union's activities di
rector, told the Daily Nebraskan Thursday
that he was "completely happy" with the
results of the Trio's concert that had an
estimated 2,000 University students tear
ing down Pershing Municipal Auditorium
with their applause.
The only dark cloud on the Union's hori
zon after the genial Trio left for Mississippi
State Thursday morning was a deficit of
$300. As in Union big shows in the past,
even the Trio couldn't draw a paying
That was a pity because they had a
product that was well worth buying. There
was humor in their night club type patter,
there was ease and grace in their stage
presence and there was feeling and emo
tion" in their music. They put on the kind
of show that University students will will
mgfy shell out $6 in cover charges to see
in a club in the "big town". The price
here was $2 at the most.
It was easy to see why the Trio are pop
ular. They have youth, spirit and talent.
They sing of America in a way that
should appeal to all Americans. They sing
the music of the people they are repre
sentative of the country. They laugh at
themselves like Americans do, but they
have their moments of seriousness and
pathos also.
If the Union can bring in more shows
of this kind, they should do it. And Bob
Handy himself has the answer to the red
ink bugaboo:
Take tb.2 money for a fine arts series
out of tuition.
Now before everyone screams and runs
to their typewriters to begin a letterip,
let's explain how this would work.
For approximately $12,000 Handy fig
ures that the Union can book an attraction
like the Trio, plus a name band like Louie
Armstrong, plus a touring Broadway play
like the "Cain Mutiny Court Marshall" of
several year's ago plus one other attrac
tion like the Boston Pops.
Divide $12,000 by the number of stu
dents on the campus and you come out
with $1.25 for each. Once the tuition were
paid, the student would be admitted on his
University ID card which could be punched
at the door as at football games.
. Without the hustle and worry of selling
tickets each time, and at these bargain
rates, contempory culture might yet be
made popular among University students.
It's something for the Student Council to
consider. A one year trial of such a plan
certainly wouldn't cause a financial panic
in Huskerland.
And who knows? At the rate of 65 cents
per semester, we might even get to lik
ing it.
( HAyDn'5 SVRP
Daily Nebraskan Letterips
Be Careful
This falls under the heading of "same
song, second verse", but on something this
important we believe it pays to keep plug
ging. Today and for the rest of the weekend,
lots of University students will be making
the trek back home over some of the most
dangerous country in the United States.
It used to be dangerous because of In
dians and road agents, but the white man
and his automobile have fixed all that.
Now the biggest danger is the man behind
the wheel.
You are hustling about 2Vi tons of steel
coffin. Take the lead out of your right
foot and drive like the other guy was a
homicidal maniac just looking for a
chance to cause an accident.
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In Answer
To the Editor:
Dear Little Judy,
Now I can understand
why you name your column
"My Little World". It must
be small since you can't see
the realities of the world
about you. It was a little
difficult to get through the
first page of the dictionfy
you copied in your column;
but after you tired of copy
ing I could see some of. the
thought in your writing if
there was any.
It is too bad that you nev
er went to Sunday school. I
got kicked out once but
went back for the second
time. Your "little world"
hasn't had a chance to view
the planet on which we live.
The only reason we pay pa
tronage to your column is
the senseless babbling that
seems to cloud every sen
tence. We are trying to
bring a little prestige to our
University paper and not
the feeling of "no hope."
The cruel and frightening
thing about our world is the
way minds get twisted in
their view of life. After
reading your columns I can
picture your mind looking
like a corkscrew. Your at
tempt to become a pseudo
intellectual is sure fiasco.
I hope that instead of tak
ing affront to these criti
cisms you will strive to im
prove your column to the
intellectual standing you
are attempting with your
"thesaurus" vocabulary.
Good luck Little Judy;
we're all behind you (it's
safe that way.)
The Boysies
C. G. Wallace III
To the Editor:
As the number of bearded
faces increases on our
campus I cannot repress
myself from yelling:
From the letters I get
from my boss, Fidel, I can
see how glad he is of this
expression of solidarity to
his cause ...
Yesterday, while talking
with my bearded friends,
we decided that the time
has finally come to organ
ize ourselves. In this re
spect we will be helped by
Fidel's planned visit to Lin
coln during the first part of
May. He has been invited
to participate in the current
Lincoln beard contest (I
have heard that Ernest
Hemingway will be one of
the judges.) Furthermore,
as my underground connec
tions tell me, Fidel has been
nominated honorary presi
dent to direct Lincoln's cen
tennial activities. As all
good leaders, he knows how
to rally the enthusiasms of
his followers. To do this my
boss plans to shoot no more
than four which means
he'll shoot about eight un
beardeu students who can
not pronounce "Viva Cas
tro" without a "fjringo's"
accent. This being done, Fr
delito is going to make a
speech, of about nine' hours,
expressing his future poli
cies on how he plans to
bring freedom to all the
countries in the world by
disposing of those who can
not grow good beards, winch
certainly is a sign of guilt.
Having been elected his
midwest representative, he
has instructed me to con
duct interviews to hire eligi
ble males and females who
want to work for his For
eign Infiltration and Revo-
, lution service.
Naturally, certain require-
ments must be met. They
are Age: that stage at which
the individual feels imma
ture enough to act like a
punk doing such things as
shooting unbearded people
at random. Education: de-
pends upon each particular
' job. For instance, those
assigned to the shooting
squadrons must have a
master's in either humani
ties or social work. Biz Ad
graduates with a doctor's
degree in smuggling will be
in charge of the arms sup
ply phase of the operation.
As to their conduct records,
all applicants must have
been on social pro for at
least 7 semesters. Desired
skills and extra curricular
activities: manipulation of
guns, rifles, pistols, hand
grenades and the like. All
those accepted will b3 thor
oughly trained on the job
during our invasion of the
Dominican Republic where
our "friend" Trujillo and
his. pals Peron and Batista
are at the present time.
Promotions: these are
based on seniority with
strong consideration upon
the number of victims or
wound scars which the in
dividual can show. Bonus
es: (beard wax and clean
worn shirts) are copiously
given we know that a hap
py worker is a good worker.
' Interviews: these will be
carried out at two sites
from May 1 through May 7
at the Hob Nob from 1 a.m.
to 4:30 a.m. so as to avoid
interference with appli
cant's studies or jobs.
There, bearded Fidelito will
demonstrate the almost ex
tinct art of eating pizza
while drinking a "cerveza"
and smoking a "cigarro"
all at the same time. They
will also be held from May
8 through May 14 at the
baseball practice area in
the Field House between 3
a.m. and 7 a.m. in consider
ation of those who date
late. Here, Fidel will show
us how to pitch a hand gren
ade and how to catch it be
fore it strikes you. At the
same time Raul Fidel's
brother and his beautiful
wife will show their skill at
shooting stinding objects
while drinking champagne
at the shooting range in the
M&N building.
The wonderful booklet
"Do It Yourself Revolu
tions" will be given to all in
terested during the demon,
For those who can qualify
and are interested in shoot
ing interviews, call Havana
2-7631 at any time of the
EI Barbudo
CREAM-OIL Charlia!
If tot
vi i-J-r:
Lucretia Borgia, hostess, .
'Wildroot really does something foe
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, M.
Read Belter;
Register Now
Special Courses
To Close Today
Students must register for
the Reading Improvement and
Speed Reading Courses today.
Registration is in 108 Admin
istration Building.
If some sections are not
filled, .they will be dropped, I
hani, instructor.
The Six-week free courses
begin March 30.
The speed reading course
will be open only to under
graduate students with a
grade average of 6 or better,
freshmen from the top 25 per
cent of their class, graduate
students and faculty members.
L .ILy f
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These trousers) are young in
style, comfortable to wear,
easy to wash and realistically
priced. That's true of all
sportswear that bears the
H 1 8 label. At men's shops
that know what you want.
Pleatless front. Tapered
lags. $4.95 to 6.95.
depending on fabric
Casual Observer
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1 'Sang-,, i
Last year we really
whooped it up when i t
looked as if at last students
m i g h t be informed about
student justice.
By creat
ing a Stu
dent Tri
bunal we
some of the
clouds hov
ering over
rules might
be dispelled
rlnuda don't
cover anything bad or un
derhanded, but they exist
and tend to distort things.
Well, we got a student
Tribunal I would imagine
that its Judgments are fair,
arid that hearings are con
ducted in the best interests
of the student body. I can
only imagine that this is so,
because since these hear
ings are not open all the
time, none of us can know
for sure on what basis cases
are decided.
Yesterday the Tribunal
was slated to hear 21 cases.
A reporter attempted to at
tend all hearings. She could
attend only one after the
defendant asked that she be
allowed to do so. This same
defendant Tuesday, morning
had requested an open
hearing, but was told that
it was officially too late to
ask for the hearings to be
open. Official deadline for
such a request is Monday.
A Tribunal judge told the
Nebraskan that this dead
line was set for t b-nefit
of the paper, so the news
paper could know ahead of
time if hearings were to be
open. Section 8 of the Tri
bunal rules states :
"Persons having a direct
interest in the case are en
titled to attend hearings.
Upon the written request of
the defending student the
hearing shall be open to the
public. In the absence of
such a request, it shall be
discretionary with the Tri
bunal to determine the pro
priety of the attendance of
any persons not having a
direct interest."
Now, pardon me for
sounding a bit far out or
something here, but every
time a student is charged
with a misdemeanor, felony
or whatever, I believe that
I have a "direct interest."
The University operates as
a community, and I as a
student am a member of it.
In most communities, when
the laws of the community
are broken, the citizenry
is entitled to sit in on the
trials, to be informed im
mediately of the disposition
of the case. This holds
those who are guilty up to
the glaring white light of
public opinion and also pub
licaUy clears the name of
those who are judged not
It is hardly necessary to
state that this is not the
case at the University. Even
when a reporter manages
to get into a Tribunal hear- i
ing and then it is only by
request of the defendant
the settlement the Tribunal
recommends of the case is
given out only at the dis
cretion of the Dean of Stu -dent
iv. t Life rr i
-If you're oat on a limb about choosing
your cigarette, remember this: more
people smoke Camels than any other
brand today. The costly Camel blend
has never been equalled for rich flavor
and easygoing mildness. The best to
bacco makes the best smoke.
Escaps from fads and fancy stuff . . .
' cigarette -
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