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The Daily Nebraskan
Monday, October 5, 1959
Clap Your Hands
One of the most thankless jobs is that of
a college teacher. This seems to be more
true at a land-grant school than a private
ly endowed one, apparently because stu
dents at a private school have a much
greater appreciation of the role the pro
fessor plays in the education of tomor
Considering this complacency toward
the faculty which is present in the minds
of so many Nebraska students, it is no
wonder that each year a few more of our
outstanding faculty members pack up
and head for another school.
We can't ignore the fact that a pay In
crease is often the major attraction of a
Job offer, 'and we certainly wouldn't dis
courage anyone from taking a job at Har
vard or Yale or Princeton. But often times
there is little in the way of additional sal
ary that draws a professor to another
land-grant school, similar to the Univer
sity of Nebraska.
The fact that students at other schools
may realize the importance of a top-notch
faculty by an outward display of grati
tude could be a big factor in luring pro
fessors to other schools.
When a football coach is considering an
offer from another college, the student
body gathers en masse to show their
coach that they want him to stay right
where he is. They may even chip in and
buy him a car or a multitude of rewards.
Chances are that the coach isn't as im
pressed by the gifts as he is by the great
display of confidence shown by the itu.-.
The expense of buying outstanding facul
ty members gifts would soon discourage
students from such a practice, but a free
display of gratitude never hurt anyone,
and it could aid the University immensely.
Recently, our Chancellor was reported
discussing with officials a job as head of
another school. This instance was later
denied. No students gathered the follow
ing day to let the Chancellor know that
they weren going to sit back and let any-
one entice the head of our University
away without a fight.. There will probably
be other instances similar to this recent
one, and it would be well to bear in mind
this suggestion of rallying support for our
administrators when such an instance
does occur again.
A graduate from a school comparable
to Nebraska told us that when a teacher
the students enjoyed came into the room
for class each day, the students would
stand up and applaud him. They would do
the same at the end of the lecture.
Some students will argue In favor of
such a practice, while quite a few will
probably shrug it off with, "My old man
is paying this guy's salary, so why should
I cheer for him."
The other extreme, of course. the
practice employed in several universities
of mass foot-shuffling when an instructor
becomes unbearably dull. Interesting to
think about, anyway. (Herb Probasco)
Somebody walked Into a housemother's
room at the Women's Residence Halls Sat
urday. The halls were deserted, since
virtually all the girls were out It was
This somebody either entered the house
mother's room with the Intention of theft,
or perhaps the silent hall convinced him
or her that it could be accomplished
easily. When this person or persons left
the room, it lacked one item of furniture
small television set
There must have been a moment of
genuine fright as a door slammed, or a
Perhaps a car pulling into toe parking
lot in the rear sent that swift, chilling
rash of fright up and down the backbone.
There must have been a car parked near
by into which the set could be hastily
stashed. Certainly no one would be foolish
enough to attempt to hide anything as
large as a television in a corner of the
But the method, the cumber involved,
the time, the reason all these considera
tions slide into secondary consideration
when you consider the cold fact that some
individual or group of individuals brazen
ly stole a valuable piece of property. Such
things cannot be termed pranks. They can
not be Justified as youthful exhuberance
or Juvenile playfulness.
This Is simple theft the kind that lands
you in a downtown court awaiting trial as
a common thief.
Perhaps the Individual who removed
the television is the same one who has
been lifting small sums of money from
rooms within the dorm. We would rather
hope so. Better to have one really sour
apple than several. ,
But beyond the fact that the act was
criminal, and the subsequent loss to a
genuinely sweet lady, such an act has
ramifications that extend far beyond the
loss of a set worth perhaps $200. An act of
thievery such as this breeds suspicion
which gives way to gossip, fear .that
causes locked doors when a girl goes down
the hall to iron. ,
Wherever you live be it at your par
ent's home, in a sorority, a co-op, an apart
ment or in a dorm which houses hun
dredsthis location for the space of a
school year is home. As such you would
like to regard It as your castle a place
which need not be barred should you
leave it to get the mail.
It will be a long time before all suspi
cions die away from the Residence Halls.
From the editor's desk:
Toss together a representative sample
cf campus leadership, say that the topic
is going to be school spirit then just sit
back and watch them move.
That's what the Rag did Friday at a
luncheon and I dont
mind telling you that our
faith m the leadership
qualities, the loyalty to
the school and real en
thusiasm for NU was
pretty solidly affirmed.
One of the most pene
trating comments on the
reason why one manifes
tation of spirit namely
making noise at football
games is sometimes
dimmed was made by rse of the cheer
leaders. She commented that it might be
that football functions create such a dis
traction for everyone concerned that game
It's easy to speculate on what happens
when girl attends game with boy whom
girl would like very much to impress.
Girl hasn't time to watch game, except
enough to ask boy questions, which boy
with all his male know-how can then
answer from the vast depths of his high
school football sawy.
Then there's the school song. Apparent
ly nobody likes It much and the consen
sus was definitely that either the Chant
had to be sold to John Q. Student or else
some new song had to be imported. A
song the Sammies unearthed on a Fred
Waring record is apparently a Nebraska
alma mater. Amazing how these things
pop up. Seems like the next step is for
somebody to cart a record player to Stu
dent Council meeting and let them hear
the thing to see if they think it has any
On songs, two words more. Congratula
tions to the cheerleaders, who put in a
good bit of time and vocal energy trying
to sell and teach the Chant to every house
and dorm on campus. However, they
missed I Doubt It to whom our regular
staffers just finished singing the Chant
(this is our contribution to school spirit
and besides Carroll and Sony were getting
tired of rehashing Kingston Trio songs).
Anyway, after our monotoned rendition of
the Chant I Doubt's face lit up.
"You made that up, didn't you. Pretty
Well, you can't win them all.
Then another hard-working staffer has
come up with a slight modification of
"There's No Place Like Nebraska". Most
ly it's the same song, only the slang hat
been brought up to date.
Hoerner's version follows:
There is no place like Nebraska,
Dear Old Nebraska U.
y Where the girls are the sweetest
The boys are the neatest,
Of any old school that you knew. ,
There is no place like Nebraska.
Well always fight for you.
Well hang in there tough,
No matter how rough
For dear old Nebraska U.
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Be Our Guest
By Dick GiDfland
The fraternity system at this university is criticized
by non-Greeks and Greeks alike for existing as a front for
a collection of boozing party boys whose only contribution
to their school are stealing Christmas trees, bells, and
sorority pledge classes; fighting at pep rallies; inhabiting
the new Nebraska Union; and cutting classes so that they
interfere less with the student or two who cares about
Nothing could be further from the truth. Anyone who
looks around their campus can see the outstanding contri
butions made by the fraternity system.
The primary drive of a fraternity seems to be to win.
Yes, win at any cost. Thousands of cigarette pack were
picked up to aid the campus beautification committee
and, incidentally, win some sort of prize. A similar contest
brought a large number of Greek lettered cars to a gas
station to aid the poor fellow In his drive to make money.
One should note that I haven't mentioned the univers
ity sponsored projects such as Homecoming displays of in
anity, Kosmet Hub in which acting ability and inner de
sires such as dancing in a skirt can be released, the thou
sands of approaches made for the sale of tickets, Corn
huskers, beanies, and ad absurdum which would be non
existent but for the untiring work of the Greeks of either
All these things should speak loudly enough for the ex
istence of an organized Greek system, but the controversy
continues. Perhaps this is due to the lack of knowledge of
what happens when the Greeks really get down to business
in their own fraternity the chapter meeting.
The meetings are scenes of efficiency. Mystics are dis
posed of, the robed or hooded or coatless figures light up
another cigarette, take a swig of pop and go into action.
One of the best examples of their action is the blackball
session. Truly a masterpiece of efficiency, the box or bucket
or black sock is passed.
Each man takes a dime-store marble, white or black
as luck will have it, and stealthily (this is of utmost im
portance) drops it into whatever utensil is in use. If any
black balls are present at final count, the young man in
question is undeniably through.Thls maintains the quality
of the house.
Certainly "the house" must come before the individual,
even if he has paid $1,000 more or less, cleaned the toilets,
shined the shoes, and performed the other requisites for
being a member of his "chosen" group.
Once activated, though, the individual is important as
an individual "dropped the ball" that causes this improve
ment in "th house." No matter that 39 other individuals
disagree, only his Judgment may be questioned, not his
Although our national system Is democratic, the fra
ternities have shown that they are not radical by resisting
this change. It has always been done so isn't it the right
I DOUBT IT
By Sam Hall
My clever roommate, a
philosopher and humorist in
his own sense of the word,
said to me in a fit of anger
"Go to II , Hall,
Go directly to H ,
Do not pass Go,
Do not collect $200."
I wept. Mainly, because
the profanity of the state
ment bruised my tender
ears. And secondly, be
because I recalled my child
hood my vm i
for Lai mh4
day I an- fi . S 4
nihilated -I Pi
ents at that
they all were!
What a wicked game I
thought Just rub out your
buddies. Rather gangster
like, don't you think? How
educational, too. From it I
learned to shoot craps. Not
only that, but I got an in
sight into financing and big
spending, the latter which
my mother says has made
a lasting impression.
Monopoly makes me
think of big business. Big
business goes hand in hand
with Republicanism. You
know "What's good for
General Motors is good for
the country." In speaking
of Republicanism, I can't
help but think of that most
important facet of our great
two-party system the
Since the dicussion of
such things as politics and
religion should be left for
intellectual beer blasts, I
will make little comment
along this line. But I do
want to congratulate a cer
tain group Of University
students for setting in mo
tion the wheels of what ap
pears to be a do-something
Young Democrats organi
zation. Nearly 60 persons at
tended the club's organiza
tional meeting last week.
Let's increase that number..
With the word Democrat
back on the Nebraska po
litical scene, a student level
political organization is im
portant to aid in maintain
ing and stimulating party
Nuff said about politics
for now. Oh, yes, Presi
dential hopeful Sen. John
Kennedy (D-Mass.) will be
in Lincoln Oct. 13.
Head football coach Bill
Jennings commented re
cently that he and his staff
had accomplished 75 per
cent of the football rebuild
ing program. Saturday's
performance against Ore
gon State was quite indica
tive of this. This is only my
personal opinion, but I'm
sure others will agree with
me in saying that the Husk
ers looked better both
offensively and defensive
ly combined than they
have in the last four sea
sons. tr i
See where the Sunday
Journal-Star has countered
the Omaha World-Herald's
Blue Streak sports edition
with the Husker Red. Won
der if Hal Brown and the
Daily Nebraskan staff will
come up with the Purple"
Poop or the Fluorescent
Flash. I doubt it
On Campuses 'n Things
Here's a case where the
"campus cop" can save
Double-parking on 16th
street, in front of the Girls'
Dorm particularly, is un
lawful use of city streets.
Campus police who re
cently ha.e been issuing $1
tickets for the offenses are
really warning students be
fore the city police get a
chance, according to Capt.
Eugene Masters, head of
City penalty for double
parking is $5 Masters said.
This is the reason Sgt.
Ken Markle, in charge of
the night shlft.has had the
police cruiser in front of the
dorm at closing hours,-
Since the biggest rush on
parking spaces is at this
time, and there Just arent
enough spaces near the
dorm, the only suggestion
Masters says he has now is,
"Bring your dates home
Cheer ers Chant
The cheerleading squad
put forth a concentrated ef
fort to teach students "the
Chant" last week.
Members spent their sup
per hour leading women's
houses in the yell that they
hope to make our "alma j
They will visit men's or
ganized houses this week.
Moss Quits NU
For Illinois Job
Dr. John Moss, former head
of the division of family rela
tions and child development
at the University, has been
atmointed research professor
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Southern Illinois University.
He will teach a seminar in
this field and devote the rest
of his time to research.
He came to the University
faculty in 1956. A replacement
to his position has not been
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