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Tuesday, Novemper 17, 1959
The Daily Nebraskan
I THOUGHT YOU WERE AN
AUTHORITY ON BEETHOVEN?
YOU MEAN IN BOMS?
GOOD GRIEF, HOU) IN THE
WORLD SHOULD I KHOi)?!
Forced ROTC Questioned
EVE ROLL A J
The Issue is compulsory versus volun
tary Reserve Officers Training Corps pro
gram at Creighton University. Recent ed
itorial comment in "The Creightonian"
has brought out some arguments against
compulsory ROTC which may merit con
sideration on this campus.
The issue came to a head this year when
a Cal freshman staged a hunger strike to
protest compulsory ROTC. The student is
no longer in school but before he left he
got the signatures of 1,000 students on a
petition which was sent to the Board of Re
'These protests are not the fruit of a .
few immature minds nor the complaints of
chronic gripers. They point to a consistent
Et Tu, Syracuse
Syracuse University is well on its way
to its first undefeated season in its long
Along with their grid fortunes, they are
the possessors of confidence in their
Orangemen. After last weeks' 71-0 shel
lacking of Colgate, it is rather evident
that this confidence is well-founded and
not Just blasts of hot air.
Although Colgate leads Syracuse in the
grid series, one of the longest in the na
tion, Syracuse had definite ideas about
where the next digit would be added on
the series record.
One of the co-editors of the Daily
Orange, Syracuse University's student
newspaper, commented before the game
that "the next order of business (follow
ing other pre-game Homecoming activi
ties) Is that titanic contest between the
Goliath of the east and the David from
the same territory who apparently doesn't
have a slingshot"
Confidence and spirit seem to be synon
omous with national top honors and vice
versa. Is it possible that the Orangemen
can avoid the "Goliath" falls that North
western, Louisiana State, Wisconsin, Okla
homa and others have taken this year?
and logical argument against a wasteful,
unnecessary system which bleeds the de
fense budget and -does little more than
promote discord among students who are
in school to get an academic degree and
not a military commission," the editorial
"The tirade against compulsory ROTC
is nothing new. The Student Senate of the
University of Wisconsin voted 27-3 to do
away with mandatory ROTC in 1957."
The Creighton ROTC setup is similar to
ours. A typical Creighton freshman or
sophomore is required to attend two one
hour classes in military science and one
hour -of drill per week, according to the
"The junior who decides to complete
the four-year program benefits from his
first two years' training; the junior who
does not go on can look back on two years
of wasted effort."
Arguments given in favor of a compul
sory program include handling of wea
pons, learning discipline and acquiring
To this "The Creightonian" says, "Wea
pons training boils down to classroom
theory on trajectory, the firing of a .22
rifle and the mechanics of the obsolete
M-l rifle. Discipline and leadership are
maintained by upper-classmen who are
not much older or more mature than their
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Utah State and the University of Min
nesota have adopted voluntary ROTC pro
grams. Recent developments suggest that .
the University of California will do like
wise. The Creighton writer suggests that if
that University were to follow the lead of
these other universities and establish vol
untary ROTC, the program would be great
ly improved, morale would be raised, less
time and money would be wasted and a
higher calibre of officer would be produced.
From the editor's desk:
On Campuses 'n Things
By Diana Maxwell
At least once a year there should be
scheduled a convention or conference for
those who belong to non-conventioning
groups or who belong to no groups at ajl.
It could be called the Associated Confer
ence of the Non-Associated.
Speakers would be
brought in from anywhere
anyone wanted to bring
them in from there
would be no panel discus
sions but lots of discus
Those who attend would
be limited to college stu
dents, both male and fe
male. Some profs could
come if they wanted.
Or . . . musings on the value of con
ventioning. I discovered a lot about Nebraska and
about the University in New York during
the four or five days we spent at the As
sociated Collegiate Press Convention.
Some of it I discovered, in sessions, but
more of it I learned at lunch, in the hotel
lobby, in Greenwich Village ...
I wish more people could attend this
sort of thing. I wasn't joking about the
Conference for the Non-Associated.
Like here's some of what I discovered
Our administration ranks among a rath
er small, elite group composed mainly of
large schools (say 10,000 or above) which
the delegates termed "sophisticated ad
ministratidns" as opposed to shaky ad
ministrations. These "sophisticates" are
the ones which assume that a college news
paper serves a function which cannot be
served if the copy is first run through
some kind of a process which isn't called
censoring, but is.
Among schools our size, we rank with
the fortunate, minority. The larger the
school, however, or the more prestige
full, the more the chances that the ad
ministration will be willing to let the
newspaper "hang itself" if need be.
I wan proud to be able to say in the panel
discussion of which I was a part that our
copy is absolutely uncensored that our
student staff must answer for any inac
curacies which we have printed, or for
any unfounded charges which we make
But also about colleges I learned that it
is perhaps too bad that we didn't vote to
participate in the national student govern
ment association. There were delegates
at our convention who had been to that
group's convention in the summer. The ef
fects were marked. Somehow, attending
this session had fired the delegates with
the shortness of vision of much of our
viewpoint in college.
It was like feeling that I had peeked out
side a cocoon and found the world in
chaos. But once looking out, it was diffi
cult to imagine worming back in.
Like in the meetings when our delegates
stood up and said that it was the duty of
our student leaders to look beyond the
campuses . and acknowledge that the
United Stales is engaged in the greatest
war we have ever faced. Not only to ac
knowledge this, but to acknowledge that
we are not doing well in this war this
was the message I learned.
Too, I learned that we were sorely lack
ing in the knowledge which comes from
books and classes .when compared to
schools which demand and get more from
their students. I was unabashedly envious
of students from rougher schools schools
which have programs which allow stu
dents to overload consistently on semester
hours which encourage taking the exams
for courses and skipping the course it
self if the person is ready.
I learned, too, that dozens of college ed
itors admitted that they acquiesced to the
silent pressure from their readers not to
treat the weightier aspects of our politics
and economy. Instead they restricted their
comments to more significant matters
like Homecomings and womens' closing
hours. Here Nebraska sat with the ma
jority which silently vowed to broaden the
horizons in the future.
But for the record there are more tour
ists looking for beatniks in Greenwich Vil
lage than there are walking, talking beat
niks. What look for all the world like real
beats are hoofing it all over the rest of
And the "Flower Drum Song" rated a
nine-plus rating from the pair in the sec
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Entered as second elass matter at the post office
hi Lincoln, Nebraska, aader the aet ef Auitunt 4, 1913.
Editor Diana Maxwell
Managing Editor Carroll Krsus
Mews Editor Sandra Whalea
Sports editor Hal Brown
Copy Editors John Roomer. Sandra Laaker.
Night News Editor John Hoemer
Staff Writers J acq DC Janerrk, Harm l.enf,
it. Start Writers Mike Mllroy. Ann Hover
Reporters Nancy Whltfnrd, Jim Forrest, Jcri
. Johnson, Harvey Perlnan. Dick Btuckey
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Daily Nebraskan Letterips
Long Or Short?
To the Editor:
I feel that your headline
"Short Gowns Favored in
Military Ball Polling" will
hurt our Military Ball attire
this year. Many people on
this campus don't take time
to read the Rag but do
glance at the headlines. By
looking at your headline,
most girls will feel that the
only proper thing to wear
to the Ball is a short dress.
Yes, you have a few little
words below "But Long
Ag, City Writers
Like to write?
The Daily Nebraskan wel
comes any students inter
ested in reporting campus
news for the Rag.
Both Ag and City Campus
students are needed at the
main office in the Student
Union and at the Ag Bureau
in the Ag Union.
Reporters may work from
1-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday
and Thursday, 1-4 p.m. Fri
day and from 9-12 Saturday
morning at the main office
and from 1-4 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday at
the Ag Bureau.
Dresses Supported, Too."
This is completely overpow
ered by the headline.
Just how many and what
type people did you poll?
I really feel that this cri
teria would make a vast
difference in the meaning
of the poll.
Many long gowns are
hung away in closets merely
because girls are afraid no
one else will be wearing a
dress of this sort. 1 don't
think that a majority of
girls really favor short
dresses but wear them be
cause they feel the rest of
the girls will.
Please, girls, think again
before you decide what to
wear to the Military Ball.
You can't feel more femi
nine than when you have on
a long gown. I wore one
last year and am planning
to again this ye?.'.
1 serieshas run, it has been a
complete sellout. -"
Indeed, in my own two
years as chief promoter, we
were elated to receive well
over two hundred applica
tions for m e m b e rships
which we were unable to
fill, as the result of space
limitations. And there is
every' indication that the
- very few memberships
which remain for this sea
son's line up will soon be
Therefore, it is here sug
gested that your columnist
take a somewhat more
thoughtful look into campus
events he so ungraciously
plugs. For his peculiar and
untruthful brand of pub
licity we certainly don't
John C. West
To the Editor:
When George Haecker be
wails the failure of a suc
cess of which most people
on this campus are well
aware, he's gone too far.
I refer to his listing of
the Nebraska Union's for
eign film society as the sub
ject of only "mediocre sup
port". In the first place, for
sevem of the nine years the
A Few Words . . .
. . . Of a Kind
Well, here we are again
Lord, about to partake
once more of your bounty.
We appreciate it. We humb
ly ask that you show us
how to help those who don't
have it to appreciate.
Most of us have some spe
cial sort of problem they'd
like your help in solving.
Those that aren't hurtin'
pray for those that are, with
the hope that this moral
support comforts 'em.
We thank you for this
day; direct our lives
Bob Ray. .
"For those who ain't got
it so good." I think that's
what NU students, particu
larly those inspired by the
story of Dr. Tom Dooley,
should campaign for. (With
all due respect to the pres
ent AUF drive.) When I
heard that it only costs $1
to hospitalize a sick child
in Laos for two weeks, I
felt rather selfish. As Doo
ley pointed out, contribu
tions can be individually
sent (Box 2, Times Square,
New York), but there's so
much more that this whole
campus could do for his
with a little
push around here, whether
it's the Student Council or
the Student Union commit
tee that invited Dr. Dooley
here, could and should start
a NU drive for "those who
ain't got it so good." How
'bout it? J. H.
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Managers Don Ferguson, (ill
Grady. I'harlene (iross
Circulation Manager Dong Vnunudsh'
Office Manager Ardlta thlcrs
by e. e.
Baby kissing Is strictly
out this political season.
The politicans are too busy
The violent reaction set
off by Ar
berries may be
cancer in rats may have
some interesting results.
It's even possible that a
scientist working in a
smoke-filled labratory will
discover that cigarettes con
tribute to lung cancer. Then
people will start demanding
that some kind of filters
be put on cigarettes to re
duce the amount of tar and
nicotine that the smoker in
hales. But another scientist prob
ably will find that the to
bacco used in filter cigar
ettes contains more tar and
nicotine than the higher
grade tobacco used in plain
cigarettes. Everyone, of
course, will quit smoking.
Everyone, that is, but cam
a a a
I keep watching the Stu
dent Council's review of
campus organizations' char
ters "with interest. I can't
understand, though, why
they don't show some enter
prise and check the Faculty
Senate's charter to see if
it's "democratic" and what
1 ever else charters are sup
posed to be.
A visit to the Daily Ne
braskan office has con
vinced me that there is no
lack of good typewriters.
The editor, for example, has
a brand new one.
This should eliminate the
need for "caesar" to con
tinue to pour out columns
in his affected no punctua
tion style. Besides, his
column reminds me of the
writings of Archie the Cock
roach except that Archie is
And certainly it must be
disheartening to a colum
nist to be inferior to a cock
roach. But then perhaps our an
nonymous caesar is a cock
roach. If you share this
speculation, I ask that you
join me in stepping on all
bugs you see in the Student
Carroll Kraus, a person
who for good wit's sake
I try never to agree with,
a few weeks ago lamented
that the University Theatre
was beginning the season
with a Shakespearean
Kraus felt that the theatre
ought to produce more pop
ular plays with allow me
to paraphrase more ac
tion. Since then I have been
waiting for him to give us
his enlightened views on
I have been disappointed,
however, because I haven't
yet seen him recommend
that English courses be
modernized by dropping
study of the classics and
beginning study of "Play
boy" and "The Readers Digest."
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called a ring
14. Sad sbout the
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20. One way to get
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24. They sound
like last year's
25. With vitriol
27. Whst 84 Across
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29. When it's super,
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40. How Kools
42. If you blow it,
43. 8 letters to a
44. Yellow pigment
46. British fly-boys
47. Rose's side-kick
48. French ands
1. Subjects of
2. River in
3. Koot's mascot
4. Compass point
5. Kin of a
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7. What sinners do
8. Li Ms electrical
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10. Prague to the
11. Character in
12. They're for the
19. Bolger was once
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22. What the head
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24. What good
26. Naval ship
28. Rita's ex
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