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The Daily Nebroskon
Tuesday, .October 6, 1959
Scramble on 16tli St.
The Perils of Pauline fiidn't begin to
match the dramatic action of man afoot
versua man 'acar. In our own campus
version of this unceasing struggle Between
the pedestrian and the wheeled, students
have thus far done a remarkable job of
gaining and keeping the upperhand.
Uke at 11:50 a.m. when hundreds of
persons attempt to ford the river of snarl
ing autos which gushes down 16th St. If
you've ever watched the action, you will
have noted that until there are 10 persons
assembled on one patch of road, no one
Then with the 11th person, the previous
ly Intimidated group takes the first hesi
tant step forward. In each pack there
must be one leader i.e. the fellow on the
left, since it's a one way street going
south. Lane by lane the pack crosses.
Each of the three lanes represents an
other conquest that is unless one of the
roaring monsters is being manned by a
die-hard egotist who isn't going to stop
for any pedestrian be he alone or accom
panied by several dozen others.
It Is one of those pieces of good fortune
that In the past few years no student has
been injured on some of the more heavily
used campus thoroughfares such as 14th
end 16th Sts. Granted the students do a
good bit of jaywalking, but when you're
heading for class on a rainy day, what're
you gonna do?
This Is why the resolution forwarded by
the Board of Regents to the Lincoln City
Council informing that group that the
Board would "strongly oppose'' any move
to make 16th and 17th Sts. major arter
ials to the proposed Interstate spur. The
Regents further recommended, as they
had on previous occasions, that these two
streets become internal parts of the cam
pus, hence closed to through traffic.
At the present time crossing 16th St. is
hazardous, to say the least. That nearly
half of the University's living facilities
should be separated from the main body
of the campus in the first place was a
mistake long ago.
To reinforce this original case of poor
planning by pouring even heavier traffic
onto the streets' would be to invite more
traffic accidents involving pedestrians.
Casting aside for the moment all pleas
based on making a more beautiful cam
pus, unifying the segments, or simply
making getting from place to place more
convenient, the fact still stands unchal
lenged that shooting an arterial street be
tween two halves of the campus two times
a day, unaided by traffic lights creates a
dangerous problem.
Students dashing in front of cars on a
busy street create an added annoyance to
motorists on both 16th and 14th. If these
roads would skirt the campus completely,
drivers would be inconvenienced less,' and
students would be a great deal safer,
It would appear that this time, when the
route for connections to the interstate are
not yet completely confirmed, would be
the time for city planners to consider ser
iously the Regents' request that traffic
be diverted away from the heart of the
Activities World Opens
Ta the freshman, or the upperclass
transfer, is presented a list that fills two
pages of small type in the Builders di
rectory. This list is the run-down of ac
tivities general and specialized, small
and large. Within this listing are cate
gories as varied as Orchesis (modern
dance) and Cosmopolitan Club (interna
tional students).
Never would we advocate that all 8,000
plus students enrolled in University be
come 8,000 identical figures of the Organ
ization Man and Gal. Far from it.
The so-called activity jock that cam
pus specimen who is a "wheel" in every
thing it's possible to wheel around in, is
a breed apart not necessarily a bad
breed, but definitely a breed apart, This
is the group composed of two types first
those who have that nebulous quality
called leadership, and second those who
would wear masks or hoods. To persons
in these groups come the rewards for
which they work, be it a mystic niche or
the knowledge that they are improving
their University via their efforts in or
ganizations. And for the rest we can only say that'
if the activities trail is avoided simply
because an individual fe Js he cannot de
vote hours to stuffing envelopes or run
ning errands, he ought to look at the other
half of that trail. The student who takes
nothing more from this school than a di
ploma and a memory of hundreds of
classes and hours of working has missed
the intangible something which makes
college something more than four years
of brain-stuffing while waiting to take up
the real affairs of living.
Take activities such as Red Cross and
YWCA. Certainly few persons would argue
that these are worthless groups insti
gated only to further a small group's per
sonal ambitions. When one of the Red
Cross swimming instructor spends hours
trying to help a handicapped child learn
to swim this cannot be called the con
niving efforts of an activity jock gunning
for recognition Ivy Day.
Then there are the smaller organiza
tions specializing in some specific field of
interest, such as the language clubs, the
swim and dance groups, NUCVVA, and so
on and on and on.
The major activities, those geared to pro
mote the school in one way or another,
(such as Builders, Student Union, Corn
husker, AWS) necessarily entail busy work
at some of the lower levels. It takes seal
ing a lot of envelopes to get a worth
while project off the ground. If sealing the
envelopes were the end in itself, we would
say forget the whole thing.
But it is not. The activity needs the en
thusiasm of new people. The new blood
can benefit from the associations with
other persons. Where else can one learn
the ways of human dynamics better than
from within a worthwhile group. Where
else learn leadership, develop the strength
of character necessary to plan a program,
instigate it and follow it through to com
pletion? These are the values, of activities. This
is only a small taste of what they can give
the individual who is willing to give of
time and talent to them. Activities Mart
next week will throw open the doors to
many organizations. Activities NU this
Wednesday night will explain for newcom
ers as many organizations as time will allow.
Staff Views:
On the Other Hand
Growl! 1
Banners waving, flags
flying and battle cries
screaming forth, the Daily
i Nebras-
kan i2 on
the march!
And what
brings out
the crusade
What else
could but
the Student
Open hear
ings arc
again the subject of discus
sion. Contrary to popular
belief, the Rag does not
creep through bushes at the
woods to discover who's
downing that illegal can of
No, we do not want to
usa huge lists of names of
all the latest persons who
have been "caught by the
eagle eya of the law."
In fact, we do not want
to publish names at all.
r i t
What we do want is to
attend Tribunal hearings,
see what goes on and be
certain that cases are not
railroaded through by
Tribunal members ox ad
ministrative checkers.
We want to know if, in
the majority of cases, the
wishes of the Tribunal are
followed, Or. if their opinion
is changed by a higher
hand. We want to know if
the Tribunal always sees
.that it has all the" facts.
We want to know who de
cides and why when the
judges split and the dicision
is left up to the adminis
tration. If a closed door policy
continues, anything could
happen. The Student Tri
bunal is the court of law
on the University campus.
Closed doors are conducive
to private decisions, secre
tive action and unfavorable
decisions, because no one
really knows what's going
An open door policy is
not for the persecution of
those being tried, it is for
their protection. It is so
that everyone on campus
can know what decisions
the Tribunal gives for what
offenses and, most impor
tant, why!
And it is to prevent in
justices. I love sunshine. I hate
rain. One of my sorority
sisters informed me that
farmers in southeast Ne
braska cannot get wheat
planted and it is a month
and a half late already.
If I knew any weather
men I would crusade for
sunshine. And warm tem
peratures. Balmy breezes.
Starry skies. Fogless
nights. -
Dirty ole rain.
Daily Nebraskan
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campus, fly George!
By George Moyer
What with Sam Hall and running the student side of
A Few Words .
. . . Of a
by e. ,
How times change.
There was a time when
anyone who suggested the
passing of "Dear Old Ne
braska U" as the campus
battle cry
would prob
ably be
tarred and
e a t ti
ered. Now
they get
as reyi
talizers of
I suggest
that instead of changing the
pep song we change the
pep oranization. . These
remnants of school rah-rah-rahism
have gone too far.
"Touch not a word of its
grey old unlyrical text," I
cry. If the Cobs want new
songs written I suggest
they write an organization
A couple of words they
might work into their in
spiring hymn of glory are
sobs, and slobs. I think the
latter has an extraordinar
ily keen ring to it.
Tbe ll Nebraska win aabtlsb
only the letter which are slsaed.
Letter attckla todWIdo! mast
erry th sathor' m. Other may
nse Initials or a pen urn. VrJTn
should at ieeed SO0 word. Whea
htters aieeed this limit the Ne
braska reterw the nrw eoa
desse Uxm. reUJatal th writer!
Why? Why
To The Editor:
Why? Why? WHY? must
the articles in the Rag this
year keep harping on the
very things that they
harped on last year? It
seems that everytime I pick
up the Rag it's filled with
articles pertaining to Apa
thv and Lack of School
In the editorial column it
was stated that some of the
students didn't know the
song, "There is no Place
Like Nebraska." This I can
hardly believe unless they
are students from out of
state and that isn't a very
good excuse because I, too,
am from out of state and I
knew the song long before
I came here to school.
The other day my room
mate and I walked into the
, Union and were greeted by
two very active boys.
These two boys began
talking about the University
of Nebraska. Naturally their
brains had been fille!. with
complaints and they
were almost convinced that
Nebraska Uni. was going to
the dogs. Now really, boys,
if you are so put out with
this school, why not go to
Doane or Wesleyan? There
are plenty of students on
this campus who care about
it enough to take your place.
Nebraska students don't
stand on their heads in the
middle of "O" Street and
cheer for Nebraska but who
expects them to? This
school does have spirit,
maybe not in the way some
of you expect it to, but it's
there and all you have to
do is look for it As far as
Apathy goes, start looking
into some of our activities
on this campus. I don't
think they're anything to be
ashamed of.
K. Kerr
ACE Meets Today
A.C.E. will meet today in
2O0 Teachers College at 4:45
Dues are $1.50 for the year.
A film, "The Master Ele
ment," will be shown.
My apathy, if you won
der, rises from an immun
ity built up from annual on
slaughts of weeping words
from weeping columnists
about poor school spirit.
The only thing school spirit
at football games needs is
more victories, which the
last couple of Saturdays in
dicate the University w i 1 1
School spirit which is far
more than just a few yells
at football games needs a
positive attitude toward the
University as a good place
to grub for an education.
Thanks to a toughening of
academic standards, which
at least one professor con
fessed to me last year has
been done, unconsciously if
not consciously, the Univer
sity is steadily improving in
this area. I would applaud
efforts to carry this
improvement further, even
if it meant a few more low
grades on my report card.
The trouble with this
school, from my little ob
servation point, is that there
are too many people worry
ing about rah rah on the
football field, and com
pletely ignoring the go go
in the classroom. This irri
tates me terribly because
it's very hard to find "some
one who has something to
talk about except parties
and games and beer.
This is not to say that I
do not like parties and
games and beer, but let's
face it there is something
else in life. Being a weak
minded intellectual climber
I like finding people who
have something to talk
about. It's hard.
Most people, I will admit,
are honest. The trouble is
that they're honest bores.
But I bore you and me with
my idle chatter.
Rah, Rah!
And did you see those
Dodgers go, go, go.
my brother making witty
remarks in their columns
about this and that, there's
hardly any defense left for
this corner.
I guess I will have to
form a band of sickly but
determined city boys to
ward off the "slings and ar
rows of an outrageous some
thing'or other."
This week we are going to
have a column with lots of
asterisks. I want t h o s e
printers to get plenty of
practice putting to asterisks
so that maybe they won't
forget them come some fu
ture time when asterisks
may be important.
Type you can always
throw away,
but aster
isks are im
portant be
cause with
out them
the type
you've got
left just
doesn't have
muoh conti
nuity crime.
how. A least My
it sure didn't last week.
.(Loomer ' claims my type
never has any continuity
even with asterisks between
each line.)
Grundy old politicians like
myself just naturally seem
to seek the smoke stained
comforts (?) of the law
school. Take for instance
the fellow who sits beside
me Mick Neff.
When I was a brash
sophomore, Mick, M a r v.
Breslow, Don Beck and
Bruce Bruggeman were
TaMi5' othmar?
things on campus (In spite
of what 13 cloistered, hood
ed mystics thought).
These people were all on
Student Council and one
day at the suggestion of
Mr. Neff, they determined
on a crusade. They deter
mined thrt the Homecom
ing Queen was going to b
elected by the students.
With this for a goal they
set upon the unassailable
fortress thrown up by Tas
sels in -Rm. 313 of the Un
ion with comments, criti
cism and suggestions.
In this they were Joined
by the intrepid editor of the
Daily Nebraskan, Sam Jen
sen (also presently shel
tered in the school of law).
This quintet was so success
ful that they even stirred
the monolithic object of
their attack to reply thus
making Tassch a contro
versial organization, a thing
unthinkable in the annals of
the school.
The point of all this is
that once the wheels were
started, they were hard to
stop. Subsequent Councils
carried on. And we n o w
have a new system for
electing the Homecoming
So we see that by study
ing history it is fouud that
the Student Council does
not have to behave like
some sort of inert gas
(bag?) and impressions cre
ated by self-congratulation
can be corrected.
Those students of moving
picture glory will recognize
the Union film committee's
pair of free. weekend attrac
tions as a pair of classics.
They are "A Day at the
Races" with the Marx
Brothers and "Way Out
West" with Laurel and
The two comedy teams
involved superseded Martin
and Lewis like the Model T
did the Corvair. And like
the Model T, there is still
a lot of mileage left in both.
Congratulations to Don
Geise and the YOUNG
said it first and better but
I'd still like to get on the
'Love, Marriage'
To Be Discussed
Male campus leaders will
discuss "Love and Marriage"
and answer' questions on dat
ing at a panel for the YWCA
group today at 4 p.m. in the
Student Union.
Girls who are not Y mem
bers are invited, according to
Carol Vermaas, group leader.
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