The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 31, 1959, Page Page 2, Image 2

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    Editorial Comment;
Piecemeal News
No Aid to Accuracy
Friday morning before vacation, we re
ceived a phone call from a member of the
student Tribunal.
Bugaboo Blasts
Salary Chances
The week before the late, lamented
spring vacation was scheduled to begin, a
group of high school administrators visited
the University campus.
There announced purpose was to inter
veiw 1958 graduates of their respective
schools who were attending the University.
The high school mentors hoped to find out
how their schools could do a better job of
preparing prep students for University
This motive is certainly an honorable
one. And most recent high school grads at
tending this institution could probably give
their high school teachers quite an earful
on what's wrong with high school prepara
tion after battling through the first two
semesters of college level English, history,
math or science.
But why did the schoolmen have to come
all the way to Lincoln to find out what they
wanted to know?
After all, in one short day, the Univer
sity was to dismiss classes for a week. All
the exhigh schoolers (or at least an ex
tremely good random sampling of them)
would have been home for the holiday.
They would have been within easy reach
for any conferences that had to be held,
and they would have had plenty of time to
give their tutors a real earful.
Apparently, however, the principals and
" superintendents couldn't wait one day for
the information. They had to make a trip
to Lincoln (at the expense of the local
school board), take a day off from their
classes (with pay, naturally) and interrupt
the study day of many a University frosh
(most of them need all the uninterrupted
studying they can get) to ask their ques
tions. From here it looks like the teacher's vis
it was either extremely illtimed or alto
gether unnecessary. Schools might have
more money to spend on better salaries if
their administrators were willing to cut
out featherbedding of this sort.
He explained to us that the Tribunal does
not use recommendations from the office
of student affairs to decide cases. He fur
ther stated that no such recommendations
had ever been submitted to the Tribunal
. by the office of student affairs.
The recommendation which our reporter
heard at the last Tribunal meeting was
not from the office of student affairs, but
from the resident advisor at Selleck Quad
rangle, explained the student judge. Ac
cording to him, it was not a recommenda
tion at all, but a statement of the resident
advisor's knowledge of the case.
The fact that the resident advisor was
recommending punishment for the indi
vidual involved within the dormitory it
self was misleading. We thought that this
might possibly constitute a broad hint to
the Tribunal that they should also recom
mend some punishment. Apparently we
were mistaken.
Thus we tender our apology.
And add: Why shouldnt' we have made
such a mistake?
After all, we attend our first Tribunal
meeting in three months and the first
thing they do is read a statement that
sounds very much like a recommendation
whether it is or not. Since this is the only
chance we've had to witness Tribunal jus
tice in action, we logically conclude that
such statements (ie recommendations)
are standard procedure in all cases.
This, in itself, is the biggest single argu
ment for open Tribunal hearings. When in
formation is released in snatches and
grabs, it is easy to garble it. When some
is released and some kept secret, rumor
fills in the gap.
We are very glad that the Student Tri
bunal does not hear recommendations on
each case from the office of student af
fairs. This knowledge goes a long way to
ward strengthening our confidence in both
the Tribunal and student affairs.
Now we should like the Tribunal and the
office of student affairs to have some con
fidence in us. We would like them to be
lieve that we are not about to bury our ed
itorial hatchet in somebody's head ir
responsibly. We would like them to be
lieve that we can get a story right the
first time.
But we can't promise either of them
that readers can keep things straight if
they don't hear the whole story.
The Spectrum
It doesn't take long for things to get
back to normal after vacation in the Rag
and Cornhusker offices.
Before long Monday afternoon, these
typical events took place:
Dick Basoco was locked
out of his office; copy ed
itors scoured through piles
of stories looking for a
headline; staff writers
neglected their stories in
the middle of a page as a
friend issued an invitation
to a coke in the Crib;
George Moyer mathemat
ically figured out how his
editorial page was to fall
in place after numerous
revisions; and coed-type Theta Sigma Phis
continued to try to pawn tickets for their
Matrix Banquet on Saturday.
From the corner of the room came the
wafl "... why can't these teachers
wait , while before springing hour
exams." ,
And politicking continues.
All appears to be normal on campus
after the last breather leading into a long
For the new NU student sd used to the
standard white and black format of the
Daily Nebraskan, a word of caution may
be due. Wednesday as you zealously race
from an 11 o'clock to reach for a Rag in
a box in the Annimal Husbandry or wom
en's PE Building, do not think that it is
color blindness, a trick of circulation man
ager Hal Hoff or a misplaced bundle of
Lincoln Journals that you see.
For Wednesday is the first day of April
time for that jolly edition lovingly called
'The Pink Rag."
This feat of journalistic endeavor can be
obtained only once a year (and cannot be
purchased in department stores.) Second
only to the Pixie Press In popularity and
libel, it is the epitome of yellow journalism
on pink paper.
Watch for it.
Campaign Time
Yes, April is in the offing. It is a month
of more down slips, muddy shoes, nervous
twitchings, unauthorized social events,
mid semester tests and Student Council
A word about the Council campaigns.
The rules have been drastically cut allow
ing wide-open use of publicity by candi
dates. Council positions may have been reduced
to objects of near ridicule at times in the
past by persons who charged the members
with do-nothing tactics. But the Council
is the closest thing this campus has to a
governing body.
A Council member really can perform a
service to his University and the student
body with a few good ideas.
That's where the campaigning changes
comes in. Candidates now will have more
of a chance to express what they believe
and what they would do or strive for as a
Council member.
The changes will give the voting stu
dents more of a chance to see what the can
didates are like and what they intend to
do. Council elections shoulldn't be one of
these vote-for-him-because-he's-cute or
for-her-because-she's-in-my-class sort of
The rules were changed to let the cam
paigner express and publicize himself and
to let the student public take a good look
at what they're buying for their votes.
Parties should take advantage of what
could prove to be politicking deluxe.
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Daily Nebraskan , Lctierips
To the Editor:
I sit here in class, turn
around and see a group of
bored looking individuals
chewing on their pencils.
Then I wonder, how many
"children" will be sitting in
this class next year at this
time. "The word is out."
Students are finally getting
wise to the situation and
moving .to other institutions
of higher learning where the
Gestapo doesn't stand over
them with potential expul
sion every time they have
a desire to be together with
more of their own infamous
Where may I ask is the
great increase in enrollment
our hallowed institution lias
been expecting for the past
four years? They're plan
ning new dormitories, etc.
for this great influx, but
when may 1 ask is it going to
reach us? The truth, gentle
men, that it is not. Now
that the word is out I fear
that the enrollment of our
particular salt mine will nev
er increase.
You may blame whom you
will, but the facts remain
that the reallly smart folk
aren't going to enroll where
the leading social function
these days is the Sunday
night movie and the off lim
its sign blinks each time
the brothers want to enjoy
a beer at Casey's.
Maybe when we become
the size of some of our
State Teachers' Colleges our
nose wiping dictators will
see the light.
Chuck Carlson
To The Editor:
On the matter concerning
Sergeant Furrow, our re
marks were not directed at
his innocence or guilt. We
do not presume his guilt as
this matter is yet to be set
tled. Rather, our remarks
are addressed as to the
compromising situation he
got himself into and the bad
reflection it makes on oui
R. S. Hornady.
The forthcoming Oscar
presentations again prompt
this column's annual specu
lation as to the next win
ners of the film industry's
most coveted
award. Writ
ers have
c r i t i cized
the Acad
emy of Mo
tion Picture
Arts and
Sciences as
the sponsor
of what is
only intend
ed as one
i A A
large promotional stunt for
the movies. But, this is not
the entire picture. As In
grid Bergman recently ob
served, "Isn't it nice that
moviemakers have one day
each year to admire one an
other and play critics them
selves." Hunches
For weeks now, the trade
papers have published vary
ing predictions of next Mon
day's outcome, but we are
concerned here rather with
some strong recent hunches
which may as easily be re
warding as not.
Best Picture
For Best Picture of t h e
Year: "The Defiant Ones,"
Stanley Kramer's vastly
overrated symbolistic melo
drama. "Cat on a Hot Tin
Roof" was a far better ex
ample of movie art, but it
is feared that the racial is
sue treated in "Defiant
Ones" may give it winning
support from the noble vot
ers. One question: Why
wasn't "The Old Man and
the Sea" nominated?
Best Actor and Actress:
Susan Hayward ("I Want to
Live!") and Sidney Poitier
("The Defiant Ones"). Pre
ferred choices are Deborah
Kerr, who so beautifully
portrayed an ugly woman
in "Separate Tables," and
Spencer Tracy in this past
season's best and least her
alded fUm, "The Old Man
and Hie Sea." Elizabeth
Taylor certainly gave an
Oscar-worthy performance
in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,"
but her winning is improb
able. Burl Ives
Burl Ives deserves, and
certainly should have been
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nominated for his brilliant
re-creation of Big Daddy in
the film version of "Cat on
a Hot Tin Roof." He was,
however nominated as Best
Supporting Actor for "The
Big Country." This year's
winner may be Arthur Ken
nedy for "Some Came Run
ning." Gig Young in
"Teacher's Pet" did this
year's best job for specific
pictures nominated.
In other categories, here's
a large vote for Richard
Brooks (Best Director for
Cat); Jerome Moross (for
his music for "The Big
Country"); Best Song: "A
Very Precious Love," from
"Marjorie Morningstar";
Best Screenplay: Poe and
Brooks for Cat.
This week's Union Sunday
fling is "Giant," with a 6:30
starting time. Of course,
this is the George Stevens
production of Edna Ferber's
story of Texas. Liz Taylor,
Rock Hudson and James
Dean star, and perhaps
you'll recall that this was
the latter's last role shoot
ing having been concluded
several months before his
untimely death.
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