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The Dolly Nebraskan
Fridoy, April 10, 1959
Editorial Comment:
Simple Mathematics:
No Money, No Men
Whew! It looked like a sure thing, hut
now that it has been done, it is difficult
not to breathe at least one sigh of relief
about the money, that is. It has occurred
to us (among dozens of other persons)
that without funds, it is virtually impos
sible to run a con game, operate a store,
buy shoes or run a University.
The University's funds depend heavily
on the decision made every two years by
the men in the Unicameral, and it being
that time now in those two years, we have
waited with some apprehension for further
word from the governor concerning the
University's budget His earlier recom
mendation to the budget committee re
quested a $2 million increase in tax funds
for the school for the coming biennium.
His revised request based on further study
of sources of University revenue is a much
more realistic $4.
The question now becomes more tense.
Will the legislature grant this increase
which has been called "essential," "im
peritive" and all the other adjectives
which are marshalled to give the request
an euphonious ring.
Actually, the situation couldn't be more
serious. What the Chancellor might just
as well have said in his appearance before
the budget committee was that either the
increase is forthcoming, or the University
will have to drop completely out of the
Interest Active
In Self Government
The other day the Daily Nebraskan cau
tioned the IFC political committee to se
lect candidates for Student Council on
merit alone.
It appears that they have done just that.
The rindidates show a good distribution
among the various houses. All of them,
from the basis of our contacts with them,
appear to be competent men.
This should not be interpreted as plug to
garner student vote for the IFC slate in the
upcoming elections. It is merely a pat on
the back for the committee which appar
ently left politics out of their selections.
A couple of things disturb us about the
interviews however.
One of these is the dirth of candidates
from law school. Only One man applied for
the job. Dentistry and Pharmacy could
muster only two between them and one of
these was ineligible. Uncontested nomina
tions as well as elections are never a
healthy situation.
On the other hand, there were a host of
candidates from the other colleges. There
were so many in fact, that the committee
could spend very little time on the indi
vidual interviews.
We submit that very little can be learned
about a candidate's qualifications in a five
to ten minute interview. The selection
then rests on how well the committee
members know the individual outside the
interview room.
There is a possibility that unknown but
very good candidates slip through in this
way. Next year, the committee might con
sider narrowing the field to the five or six
candidates who gave the best interview
and calling them back at a later date for
further and more lengthy consultation.
In!the meantime, the interest shown in
the positions from Arts and Sciences, En
gineering, Bus Ad and Teachers College is
a good sign. Students apparently still want
to govern themselves.
Conservative Estimate
Why doesn't the Rag have a reprecenta- fact that in order to attain this position
tive on the Student Council? I'm getting one must spend several semesters report
sick and tired after sitting up in Council ing, staff writing, etc. During this period
meeting for the past three semesters hear- the editor usually has spent at least one
ing Council members waste their valuable semester either at the position of senior
time expounding on var- t staff writer, or managing editor. Both of
ious stories and remarks t "r- these positions involve reading virtually all
appearing in the Daily Ne- I . ' the material that appears in the Nebras
braskan. 4 kan and a lot that doesn't ever see print.
Not that I mind the critl- The Council of course couldn't expect to
cism of the paper, my re- ' J J always get favorable publicity no matter
porting, the position of the what they do from sucn an arrangement,
story on the page, head- but the fact that each organization would
line, etc., etc., but the fact I f? i know belter the actions of the other would
is that most of it is unin- 1 1 1 be to say the least an outstanding improve-
formed, baseless, and U :jui-J ment.
could be settled by one Hoerner In case you arc wondering why my sud-
who knows the back- den outburst of feeling for this, Wednes-
ground of Just how the story happened to, a few comca memberB Bpent almost'
get in there anyhow. .... half an hour criticizing the Rag for print-
The original purpose, I understand, of mg a tory other cmmcil memberg
having organization reps on the council had asked us to print
was to get the council closer to the activi- Witfl the Nebrasl5an editor on
ties of the student body. cil not only ld . ht h & fa
Now I ask you, what other campus or- ter what fe was doTng S the
ganilzation dedicates itself completely to foot down in basement w3betara
knowing what is going on all over the deal too "cm woma De m on
. campus?
In my opinion, the editor would be the ,
logical one to occupy the council seat. His J&L- Sj
experience and knowledge of campus af- 'rVtfx .
fairs would be almost unparalleled in the ( C
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professorial market The statistics he pre
sented were more than impressive. They
pointed out unequivocally that without sal
ary increases, the University cannot pos
sibly hope to keep the majority of its top
professors, let alone entice new, young
ones to come here to teach. Sure, we have
many tremendous instructors now out
standing men such as Robert Sakai, Her
bert Jehle, Samuel Eddy and Karl Sha
piro. It is not enough to have them now. The
University must be able to keep them and
attract others of equal calibre. During the
past two years, 144 full-time staff mem
bers left the University. This represented
a 23 per cent turn-over. As any good busi
nessman can testify, a 23 per cent attrition
rate is not good for business.
Who did the "turning over" is as signifi
cant as the startling number who idt the
University. Ten were full professors, 20
associate professors, 45 assistant profes
ors, and 69 were instructors. It does not
take much astute observation to note that
the instructors are the young men, the
ones who have not yet had time to advance
up the academic ladder into the different
varieties of professorship. Presumably,
the men who have been here longest, usu
ally the associate and full professors, are
men who have long-standing contacts in
the city, who have no desire to pull up
stakes and move to higher paying posts.
One can scarcely blame a younger man
for feeling no such compunctions, how
ever. Well-educated men are still at a
premium in the country, and if other
universities can offer our instructors $2,000
a year more than we can, well, again it
does not take a mathematician to figure
odds on whether the man will go or not.
On the average, every person who left
the University in the past two years rea
lized a $2,500 a year salary increase.
Small wonder they went. What is astonish
ing is that more did .not go.
And so, to return to the men in the legis
lature, indeed they do have a dilemma.
Increased University appropriations re
quire more money from somewhere. It is
axiomatic that Nebraskans oppose tax in
creases. Nevertheless, without substantial
increases in the funds available to the
University for salaries, it seems an im
possibility to maintain a high caliber
school. And as businessmen, it is assumed
that the men in the legislature will recog
nize the absolute essentialness of an in
crease in our appropriations.
Editor 'otr : The followinc editorial wms wrlttra by
Judy Trwll.
I'm gong to break a self-made promise
never to write about the Student Tribunal
because I wish to make some thankful
remarks. The Rag printed our story in the
way "Doc" wrote it and in the way we felt
was the true aspect of the Tribunal's op
erations this year. We have worked hard,
tried to please many, failed to please even
more, and eventually have come out with
a workable student judiciary board. I feel
that we have a right to be proud of the
Tribunal, and a right to be proud of the
student body for which it functions and
which it disciplines. The editorial com
ment in the Rag chastised us for our con
tinuing effort to keep the meetings closed
except at request of the student. This view
was not presented belligerently but intelli
gently. Perhaps the next year's Tribunal
will see fit to change the by-laws in this
respect. The Tribunal must continue to be
a mobile organization that can change as
the yearly temperament demands. For
this year we feel we have functioned successfully.
IT? H ;t SAYS Mg 1 I THAT NOT T& AT All! I I
By Kandy Satkunam
It is pleasing to note that
with the new addition of the
City Student Union, the Ad
visory Cabinet of the City
Union Activities Committee
W'ould also
be formed.
The Cabi
net which
would com
prise one
repres e n
t a t i v e
from the
G r a duate
Stud e n t s,
C o m m u-terStu-
dents, International Stu
dents, Panhellenic Council,
Interfraternity Council, Res
idence Halls for men, Resi
dence Halls for women. In
dependent men, Independ
ent women, has some great
problems that are yet to be
It seems to me that the
City Student Union is lack
ing in some way that might
attract more students. One
evening, Sandy and I tried
in vain to figure out some
ways and means to solve
this problem.
Add Beer?
May be the introduction of
the supply of beer in the
Cafeteria of the Union might
be attracting! Why not? The
students of the University of
Wisconsin have the liberty
of drinking beer in their
Union Cafeteria!!
Or, it might be fun if
there were a floor in the
Cafeteria wh e r e the stu
dents might be able to
dance from 8 p.m. to 10:30
p.m. during the week days
and till mid-nite during the
week-ends. The Juke box
can be used for the choice
of music. Accordingly, the
lighting system in the Cafe
teria might be adjusted to
give a soothing atmosphere.
I think a good number of
the students might take ad
vantage of this, especially
during the week days when
most of the dance halls in
the city are not open, or
even on week-ends when
these places are filled. I re
call one week-end when my
friends from Iowa could not
Them Cowboys Ain't
Wliat They Used To Be
If Wyatt, Bat and Jesse could just see themselves now.
These invincible characters of the modern-day TV west
ern would probably roll over in their Boothill graves if they
realized how humanitarian, law-abiding, polished and brave
they, have become, Time magazine reports.
For although these old Westerners probably did make a
mark for themselves in times past, they now are known for
different qualities Jesse James for his beneficent character
although he probably gave nary a farthing to the poor;
Wyatt Earp for his great respect for law and order al
though Earp actually was more interested in the profits
from his red-light district holdings than impounding crim
inals; and Bat Masterson who holds a similar niche in
Western history than he held when he was living west of
the Mississippi.
Although Masterson fans may protest an attack on
their hero, western history authorities say the most ex
citing thing Bat ever did was to hide behind a saloon piano
when a gunman was on the prowl.
The westerners of yesteryear might wonder how the
modern day cowpoke would even want to squeeze into a
pair of tight pants instead of the comfortable "hair pants"
right off the cow.
But Hollywood and the horses were made for each
other and it was love at first Bight. But how comes?
Nobody knows for sure, Time reports, but the psychoan
alysts are looking at such things as sex symbols (all those
guns, of course); Oedipal patterns (to kill the wicked
sheriff really means to kill Pop) ; and indirect aggressions
(women are likely to think of their husbands in the villain's
But although the westerns (even the adult ones) are
probably as phony as a P.T. Barnum attraction of the cen
tury, who can say that they ought to be abolished.
Dont you feel kind of a feeling of empathy for Maverick
as he gallops to triumph every Sunday night? And besides,
all them TV Western ladies are so purty.
Kiss and Hit
Driver Injured
Kiss and run? Or kiss and
The Loc Angeles State Col
lege T'mes reports that one
of its reporters 6lammed into
the back of another car when
his girlfriend kissed him.
Both are now in the hospital
with serious injuries.
find a place where they
could dance. I am sure that
if they had the facility of
dancing at the Student Un
ion, they would have appre
ciated very much, and yet
spent less money than they
would elsewhere.
Frankly speaking, I can
hardly pin down the things
that attract me in the Stu
dent Union. I certainly liked
some of the programs by
the nation's prominent art
ists that were offered at the
Union. But the admission
rates were so high that I
could not take advantage of
them. Of .course, the movies
were free, and as such I
did not miss any.
Handy Idea
Perhaps, it mi?ht be a
good idea, as Bob Handy
suggested, to include $1.25
or even $1. a semester witj
our tuition fees. This mon
ey might assist the city Stu
dent Union to invite more
nd better artists and yet
everybody would have the
the privilege to free ad-
mission. I must congratu
late Bob Handy for his bril
liant idea, and I sincerely
hope that every student
would support this propors
al. In an institution of seven
to eight thousand students,
it is sad to note that a very
small fraction of the stu
dents take advantage of
the Student Union. The
City Union officials and the
members of the Activities
Committee are doing the
best to satisfy the students
on the campus. But, they
seem to feel that the re
sponse is not very satisfac
tory. There is. nothing much
that can be done unless the
students co-o p e r a t e with
their suggestions. Perhaps,
the Student Union might
conduct a poll. Or a "sug
gestion box" might be
placed in the Union prem
ises where the students
might put in their sugges
tions. We have an excellent Stu
dent Union. But, there is
something that is lacking.
Perhaps you might have the
One Million Trees
Shipped to State
Karl Loerch, University ex
ten:ion forester, is in charge
of shipping approximately
one million trees to points
throughout Nebraska.
The trees are being shipped
from nursery beds at the Ne
braska National Forest. Some
35 local residents are assist
ing University and U. S. For
est personnel in the job.
CAUSE I reufevt IN!
A Few Words . . .
By e.e. IUnes Of A Kllld
Somehow an issue of that
provider of thorough and un
biased reports of the goings
on and out of the University
of Nebraska creeped into
my garret
the other
day. Be
fore band
aging up
my coffee
grounds in
this partic
ular edition
of t h e Ne
braskan, I
took time
to review
it carefully in an attempt to
gain a better understanding
of the state of my fellow
men. And behold! I saw
where the University was
having trouble figuring out
what to do with its watch
work remnants and was
willing to bend an ear to
anyone who might be able
to step in and set time and
the Elgin building aright
once more.
Perhaps the reason why
the solution has not yet
been reached is because it
is so obvious. Elgin Build
ing, I suggest, should be
converted into the Depart
ment of Conformity and
Wholesome Recreation. This
department would include
an area for all functions by
University student groups.
The obvious advantage is
that when students are
searching for a place to
hold their p r e-f ormal gin
gerale parties they will not
be subjected to shysters who
charge exorbitant rent with
out including such essential
extras as chaperons. The
sprawling one-time factory
could offer all of these
services in a handy well
registered package.
One feature not to be over
looked is the fact that with
all social functions confined
to the campus the students
will not have to cross civil
ian streets which serve as
"avenues for fiendish men
waiting to pounce on unes
corted sorority girls, as well
as by-paths for intemperate
drivers. '
Also included in the De
partmentof Conformity
should be those knights of
virtue the campus police
whose devotion to duty has
cleaned student parking
areas of .unqualified park
ers. These fellows have
done such a fine job that
they deserve better quar
ters. Where else but the
Elgin Building in some spot
adjacent to the social func
tion area where raids may
be conducted in swift, pre
cise fashion when some
devil's disciples smuggle in
ale of a non-ginger nature
in an effort to defile a 1 1
that the University stands
Another feature in the
Department of Conformity,
should be classrooms for
freshman orientation cours
es which are badly needed in
order to acquaint new stu
dents with the serious na
ture of the University enter
prise. This course should
emphasize the need for rap
port between the adminis
tration and students with
special care taken to make
the students feel at home.
The administration, it should
be stressed in this course,
wants you to look upon it
as your parents away from
home just as the University
is your home away from
home. There should be no
hesitancy on the part of the
administration to explain
that it hopes it won't have
to spank you, and that it
won't as long as you are a
good little boy or girl. Les
sons should be included on:
Ten easy ways to love
your studies.
Ten easy ways to avoid
Ten easy ways to love
the administration. ,
Ten easy ways to do as
you are told.
The scope of my program
is such that, of course, I
have not been able to work
out all of the details. But I
Thc panic tu i on;
y TuirrAixc! J
tuc i -7 GOOD
am sure that many of you
will agree that utilization of
the Elgin Building in thc
fashion I have suggested
will help bring nearer the
day when students and ad
ministration dwell together
in peace and happiness as
one big good-hearted fam
ily. Letterip
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Winn r .
To the Editor:
I have noticed that there
have been a number of let
ters in the "Letterrip"
downgrading Judy Truell's
mind and her column, "My
Little World." Roger Bor
land has written something
on her behalf in his last
column but this conveys
nothing to the students as
he may just be being kind
to a fellow staff writer. As
a student with no connec
tion with the newspaper I
would like to say that I
happen to like Judy's col
umn and am sure that
many other silent readers
do also. The reason I like
them is that they are well
written and interesting.
The "Daily Nebraskan" is
a newspaper and as such is
composed of news items and
columns. If tiese columns
were removed all that would
remain would be a very
bland fact sheet and I am
sure that is not what the
editor has in mind when he
asks for material.
If some people do not
appreciate something that
is written by a college stu
dent, accepted by a college
newspaper and printed in
that paper then they should
look to themselves first be
fore they start pointing at
anyone eise. It may very
well be that the trouble
lies with their not being
able to understand the sub
ject matter. When I read
something that confuses me
I do not say that it is poor
ly written, I say that I do
not understand. By doing
this I may be letting some
poorly written material
slip by without the criti
cism it deserves but I do
not wind up condemning
good writing.
Rodger H. Skidmore
To the Editor:
I feel that the plan sub
mitted by Mr. H a n d y for
taking fl.25 from each stu
dent's t u i t i o n is tremen
dous. This is something the
University has heeded for a
long time.
It also seems like the
most practical way to do
something like this. Since I
am sure that were we to
have to pay for the attrac
tions separately, the price
would far exceed the $1.25
per semester.
I suggest that the Union
do what is necessary to
promote this project so that
it will be workable by next
school year if possible and
for sure in two years.
To The Editor:
Has it occurred to you, as
it has to me, that the world
is full of illusions? During my
high school days I looked for
ward to classes at the Uni
versity of Nebraska where
the professors would shuffle
into the classroom stroking
long grey beard. But in
stead of watching the young
cleanshaven professors glide
into the room, I count the
beards on my classmates.
Joan L. Graf