The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 27, 1959, Page Page 2, Image 2
Page 2 The Daily Nebraskan Tuesday, October 21, W9 No Excuses Valid LITTLE MAN ON CAMPUS Dormant on this campus since the in cident in which a pledge was delivered to a sorortiy house in a laundry bag, once again fraternity "pranks" have emerged from house basements to the downtown newsprint. ' What one hfcuse does to amuse its elder members has again brought censure to not only that house and the fraternity system, but to the University as a whole. To the V great mass ef students whether or not AGR pledges eat sandwiches concocted fcom vinegar and grapenuts is of little in terest. If an individual is so dominated by a group that he acquiesces to this sort of degrading nonsense, this too, is of little interest to any but the eater. What is of vital interest, however, is the light which such actions puts the Univers ity into. What the public thinks of the University largely deciles to what extent it will support it and bolster its growth and expansion. If the public conception is one of students dominated by Childish de sires to" see another individual embarras-". sed and abused, small wonder administra tors face a monumental task when they face the legislators of the state with their requests for funds and support: Those who inhabit the University know Season's Opener Those who ar new to the campus, whether freshmen or transfers face a pleasant surprise somewhere between the dates of Oct. 28-31. ' Wednesday marks the opening of How ell's doors for the first of the 1959-60 Uni versity Theatre presentations. The first play is no small task for a group of ama teurs a Shakespearean masterpiece, "Henry IV, Part 1." n But if performances in University The atre productions in the past have any bearing on those yet to comeas they cer tainly must, since the same directors, many of the same actors and the same en thusiasm sparks these as sparked those of yesteryearsanother highly successful season opens Wednesday. The amount of work which goes into the production of one good Theatre production is staggering to the imagination of those who have not worked in Theatre. Rehears als take place nearly every night for at least a month leading up to the production. Even before that much of the technical presentation of the production must be worked out. Lighting, costuming, casting, make-up, scene designthese are only a few of the off-stage efforts which, when . combined in the proper proportions pro ducealmost magically it seems 'some timesa performance which captures, de lights or intrigues the audience. The cast for "Henry IV" is an exper ienced one. Among its members are sev eral who have appeared on the Howell stage many times before. To them and the crews and directors, we wish a successful performance. - that such actions as forcing pledges to eat food which caused one to be rushed to Stu dent Health is not typical of either the University or fraternities in general. But as long as any one house tolerates or en courages any such forms of hazing, the possibilities of personal injury and harm exist. This is far more important than even the poor publicity which results to the school itself. Fraternities should be able to '"build bet ter men" without making attempts to knock them down first. The idea that by forcing an individual to subjugate himself to the group in order that he might later feel more at one with that group seems a sick theory when one remembers the West Coast pledge who choked on liver, or the dozens of other stories over the years of young fraternity men who didn't quite make initiation ceremonies because of some fatal prank. In an age when conformity runs ramp ant, when instead of developing leaders, we are churning out excellent followers, little sympathy can be found for a pro gram which encourages an individual to siiove his human dignity aside and grovel for the group. The fact that he may make others grovel two years hence is little com pensation. The AGR's are unfortunate. Their sand wich made deadlines. It would be more than naive to assume that theirs was the only group which par ticipated in some form of hazing. It would appear that members of the IFC acted in good faith in drafting their resolution banning any form of hazing and hell weeks. No fraternity man was willing to stand up in this group and say that he felt that there was anything beneficial or morally uplifting in requiring pledges to undergo some form of embarrassment. """But does this mean that there is a con sensus among fraternity leaders that the spirit as well as the letter of the recently passed resolution is to be followed? The AGR incident is a relatively harmless one. Probably 99 times out of 100, the person eating such a sandwich would not find themselves in such condition that others felt the need to call an ambulance. But there is always the possibility of that 100th time. And nothing justifies ask ing an individual to undergo some kind of physical punishment merely for the sake of becoming a member of a social group. And so we would say to the IFC, good luck in enforcing your resolution. It is a good resolution. There is no need to de grade a boy before he may become a mem ber of a group. He can. learn to love his fraternity, to live up to its ideals without first having to suffer humiliation for it. The, IFC, which passed the resolution banning any form of hazing, is composed of the president or representative of ev- -ery fraternity on campus. Hence the very members who passed the fine sounding dictum are the ones who have the power and the position to see that it is observed. Staff Views: On the Other Hand Sondra By Sondra Whalen At last! A solutidn to end all Homecom ing Queen controversies! With all campus arguing over whether the Queen should have a 7.5 average, 23 beauty titles, an equal number of activi ties, love of country, mother and dogs, a sug gestion has emerged to put a stop to elections for all time. Come Home To "A Homecoming Queen Should " be someone you want to come home to," a thinking male student sug gested in the Crib. Elections will be elim inated. Instead we'll have a contest. Several contests. Judges? The persons suggesting the idea seemed to have coming home to a man type in mind, but this suggestion wouldn't apply to this year's list as none of the can didates are married. Instead, they come home to various types of mothers and parents, friends, etc. Must Be Happy -n Those who live at home many times come home to animals, too. Dog, cat, monkey or birds, one of these must be in cluded ia the judging. Makes little differ ence which, just must be happy to see our Queen. Ought to have sisters and brothers in here too, uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, sons, ' daughters, grandmothers, great grandfathers, guardians, step-great aunts, nephews-in-law, better include ev eryone. Maybe the contests should be classified into several categories too. These could in clude Mother Wanting Queen to Come Home, Dog Wanting Queen to Come Home, Everybody wanting Queen to Come Home. The various events would then be listed under these headings. Judging would be on a broad base. Can didates would be judged on how well they baked Apple Brown Betty, prepared Dry Meal Dog Food, darned socks and dried dishes. Points would also be gained for the speed through which these tasks were accomplished. Points Lost Points would be lost for those who burned the Brown Betty, broke dishes and fixed the dog food -too mushy. The girl col lecting the most points in the various con tests would then be named queen. Good grief. A more thoughtful thought. One suggestion of the Tassel committee that revamped Homecoming Queen elec tions and presentation was to have two elections. Students would vote for three candidates the first time; a rally would be held announcing the three winners, and voting would then be held on the three to determine the queen. The Queen would be presented at the Thursday rally before Homecoming, as planned now. Two election still sounds like a rather good idea frhich might be investigated. Daily Nebraskan SIXTY-NINE YEARS OLD Member: Associated CoMeiiate Press, Inter collegiate Press . Bepresratatlvei National Advertising 8err Ice, Incorporated Published at: Room 20, Student Union Lincoln, Nebraska ' 14th A E telephone S-7631, ext. 4225, 4228, 4227 Tin Dally Nebraskan It published Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday and Ftl.iay during the school year, except dur:n vacation and exam periods. by student! 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Doug McCartney Jr. Staff Writer Mike Mllroy, Ana Moycr Keirorters Nancy Whltfnrd. Jim Forrest, Jert Johnson. Harvey rVrlnian, Hick Stuekey BUSINESS STAFF BiMiness Manager Stan Kalmaa Assistant Business Manager Don Ferguson, Oil Grady, Charlene Grot ClreulMkm Manager -. Doug Xoangaaol 5eV ' LINCOLN'S NOCTJKNIAlX -f J LUCUBRATION RE$ULTPP O -"N IN 6VERg HYPHEMIA A. Lf OF TWE OCULAR A Few Words . . . .Of a Kind than , I a 1 ! ' if to,- ivs dzT 1r?AM6LATloM: Lincoln! stupiEP latc at night' AN' ms eves became $ioop&ors Errant Thoughts by caesar DEAR DI WHAT IS WITH THIS MACHINE FOR SIX LONG WEEKS I HAVE STRUGGLED NOBLY ALONG WITH A TYPE WRITER THAT HAD LOST THE ABILITY TO CAPITALIZE SO I CHANGE MACHINES AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS OBVIOUSLY THIS IS A SCREWED UP OUTFIT IF I WERE YOU ID HAVE NEBRASKA TYPE WRITER OVER TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE EARLI EST I NOTE THAT THE GREEKS ARE OUT POUNDING NAILS ETC IN AN ALL OUT EFFORT TO COP THE DECORA TIONS TROPHY THIS WEEKEND A RUMOR HAS FILTERED DOWN TO ME THAT IF ALL THE GREEKS ON CAM PUS SPEND TEN HOURS WORKING ON THIS DUB IOUSLY WORTHWHILE PROJECT THE MAN OR WOMAN HOURS WOULD EQUAL THE TOTAL NUM BER OF HOURS WORKED BY TEN . MEN ON A FORTY HOUR WEEK FOR ONE YEAR WITH TWO WEEK PAID VACATIONS IT ALL SEEMS LIKE A LOT OF TROUBLE TO GO TO JUST TO TEAR SAID DISPLAYS DOWN WITH IN FORTY EIGHT HOURS BUT THEN TRADITION IS TRADITION PERHAPS UNFORTUN ATELY DOT DOT DOT ALL SERIOUSNESS ASIDE KID IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE THE IFC IS GO ING TO HAVE TO THROW THE BOOK AT THE CLUB THAT PULLED THAT BONE HEAD MOVE LAST WEEK AND NOT JUST BECAUSE IT WILL HAVE TO BECAUSE OF ADMIN ISTRATIVE PRESSURE EITHER THE IDEA THAT. THE PRESIDENT .OF SAID ORGANIZATION HAS TRIED TO LEAVE IS THAT IT WAS JUST GOOD CLEAN FUN FELLAS BUT ffiWrtS.CHARUE brown: : V I'VE WRITTEN A LETTER TO THE'lSR'EAT PUMPfclNTELLING HIM lOHAT I WANT Him ft, TO BRIN6 ME... V TK3. ggShii 1 IP YOU HAVEN'T lOClTTEN HID HM YET, CHARLIE BROWN, VYOO'D BETTER HUI?RY.' - n i OH, I LCVE THIS TIME OF YEAR.' EVERYONE'S SO FULL OF JOY AND 6Q0J WILL.' IF THE IFC - CONDONES SUCH ACTION BY ONE OF ITS MEMBERS WITH THE USUAL IFC SOFT PAT ON THE CHEEK AND A SOFT SPOKEN DONT LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN v BOYS I FOR ONE THINK THAT THE SYSTEM. HAS LITTLE TO OFFER ANY ONE I THINK MOST HOUSES WILL RECOG NIZE THE ACT FOR JUST WHAT IT WAS THAT IS ONE OF UTTER STUPID ITY AND WILL TAKE APPROPRIATE STEPS ACCORDINGLY IF YOU ASK ME THAT IS ONE QUOTE TRADITION UNQUOTE THAT WOULD BE BET TER DONE AWAY WITH BUT ON THE OTHER HAND I DONT KNOW WHAT EVERYONE IS SO UPSET ABOUT THIS IN CIDENT FOR AFTERALL HUNDREDS OF NU STU DENTS HAVE BEEN EAT ING THE SAME SORT OF STUFF IN THE UNION FOR YEARS AND THE MUCH BALLYHOOED NEW FACILITIES HAVE DONE LITTLE TO TAKE THE GREASE OUT OF THE FOOD OR MAKE TOLERABLE COFFEE THIS IS AGAIN SOME THING THAT NOTHING WILL BE DONE ABOUT BECAUSE THE UNION STAFF REALIZES THAT AS LONG AS THE STU DENT SUCKERS CON TINUE TO SLOP UP THE MUD FOR A DIME PER FIRST CUP THEY WOULD BE FOOLISH TO SPEND AN EXTRA NICKEL PER HUNDRED CUPS TO MAKE IT NEARLY TOLERABLE AND THAT BIT ABOUT ONly charging a nickel for the second cup is just a clever publicity move most people cant stand a second cup i see my machine is back to normal so i will remain affectionately yours caesar by e. e. Leonard Bernstein added another triumph Sunday with the television showing of the New York Philhar monic's . Moscow concert. The tri umph more music B e. stein he hoped that t h e Phil h a ic's w o help to e.e. emphasize the close simi larity of the Russian and American peoples, and this it did triumphantly. ' Though I am not one to indulge in low-voiced' pat-.' riotic cheerleading, I am glad that I am what I am an American. When the New York Philharmonic moved from the playing of the Russian national an them to "Star Spangled Banner" I felt and believe thousands of others must have had the same feeling a stir of pride; this was my anthem and it stood for the courage and strength of all Americans. Russians Smiled The Russian audience recognized our anthem as quickly as I did, and the camera showed an audience of warmly smiling Rus sians. Their attentiveness and warmth must have equaled that of any Ameri can audience before which Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic have performed. At the time of the actual performance, our papers carried stories of the ovation- that had been given the orchestra and conduc tor. They told how Shostak ovich, whose seventh Sym phony the first move ment was part of the tele--vision performance, had embraced Bernstein after the concert and praised the American orchestra. The stories also told how Boris Pasternak had chatted with Bernstein. Leonard Bernstein and the Philharmonic will be seen on television in an other month. This telecast will show their concert in Vienna. I suggest you take time to see it. The best laid plans of mice and men . . . and IFCs . . . We must give the Inter Fraternity Council a 9 for effort. They attempted to gain favorable publicity for the Greek system by adopt ing s a code of conduct for fraternity pledgeship. They got the favorable publicity, but one g a m e- Hines , happy group managed to upset the reform, wagon. The illness of one pledge, resulting from the probably iess than voluntary eating of an abominable . mixture of vinegar, raw egg-and breakfast food, has set many people to wondering how many other fraterni ties are continuing childish pledge practices. If the only reasons for pledgeship are to provide amusement for actives and servants for house clean ing, perhaps it would be best that pledgeship be for gotten. If pledgeship is rather a period in which fraternity members may in struct the neophytes in lore, custom and adult conduct,, it might be beneficial to all concerned that the Nebras ka fraternities forget the lip service they have long been famed for and strive actively to produce mature fraternity members. Engaging, in children's stunts and not even a child would eat the AGR's "nour ishing" sandwich p r o b ably does not contribute to the education ot a young adult. As to the confession that the "sandwich" eating is an annual affakv I sub mit the observation that only fools do not learn from their mistakes. Perhaps the purchase ' of a good cook-. book will provide AGR with some more palatable reci pes for "nourishing" sand wiches. , Not Confined By all means, let me em phasize that I do not feel that childish practices are confined solely to this house that "happened to get caught." And I do not feel that they should be made to suffer individually for conducting themselves in what' might well be nothing more than typical Univer sity of Nebraska fraternity fashion. 1 I am a strong believer in the good that mature fra ternities can do. I believe as strongly that immature fraternities can do a great deal of harm to their mem bers, the fraternity sys tem, the University and the state. 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