The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 06, 1960, Page Page 2, Image 2
The Daily Nebraskan Wednesday, January 6, 1960 Page 2 Areas of Weakness Shortly before Christmas vacation, one of the Student Council vice-presidents asked several non-Council members to look over copies of the Council constitu tion. They were asked to consider it with view toward making "recommendations for revision andor amendment. This is a refreshing commentary on this year's Council, which at the onset of its career announced that all campus organ izations were to be under scrutiny from the Wednesday crew. All constitutions were to be revised and re-evaluated in termi of present needs and present func tions of the organization. No official action has been taken, how ever, by the Council about even the con sideration of its own constitution. So far any steps have been of a non-official na ture. There are several areas in which the All But John Q. Anyone who Is feeling cynical these days of pre-final clutch might well gag over some of the recent news. Glad tidings of great joy! No more steel strike. The downtrodden worker who earned a meager average of $3.11 an hour, has once again triumphed over man agement and has wrested a settlement which is said will cost industry "well over one billion dollars." Sitting in the cynic's corner one notices that figuring a $3.11 an hour wage on a 40 hour week for 52 weeks, the average steelworker was drawing just short of $6, 800 a year even before the latest settle ment This one will push the hourly wage rata up 40 cents an hour as well as give other benefits. Just watch that spiral spiral now. As the Lincoln Star commented editori ally Tuesday, management says that it is pleased with the vice-president's efforts, the steelworkers union is openly elated everybody's happy even though manage ment accepted terms which it had de clared it could not. Who lost? Nobody whose wage is geared to cost-of-living did. Industry won't prices will probably go up. All of which leaves John Q. And John Q. College-type finds it dif ficult not to brood over the salaries which go to those who tend the furnaces. And Unbroken, Too All eight all at once all intact. A new record. For the first time since the opening days of the Student Union addition, all eight glass doors are intact, unlocked, and in use. Our cups overfloweth. We enter an era of peace, prosperity, and unbroken Union doors. Council might consider whether or not the present constitution provides for the most effective type of student government: 1. The lack of direct election of Council officers tends to weaken the prestige and influence of Council officers who are by method of selection far removed from their constituency the student body. 2. The provision which states, 'Tilings for college representation are open to students who will be eligible to serve their sophomore or junior years," in ef fect provides that Council membership shall be drawn from younger members of the campus community to the exclusion of seniors other than the five hold-over mem bers. 3. Organization representation allows an unwarranted amount of. coed membership on Council. Of the 12 organizations listed for membership, five are exclusively fe male, a sixth providing for a YW or YM rep insures a female representative. Only three of the organizations are exclusively male. 4. The present system of elections does not encourage development of any cam paign platform by Council candidates. Of ficers have made no commitments to work for specific programs, and repre sentatives often' are elected to have only a a hazy idea of the sort of problems with which they will deal during their year in office. It is hoped that a concrete study of the strengths and weaknesses of the present constitution will emerge from these tenta tive steps toward reevaluation of the Stu dent Council organization. Meet the Dignitaries Another dignitary will visit the cam pus Saturday. Bob Kennedy, no stranger after the spir ited activities of his crime investigating committee, will no doubt have interesting and varied comments. He's Sen. Jack's brother, you know. Kennedy will add to the list of digni taries visiting our campus this fall Dr. Tom Dooley, Ann Landers, to name a couple. Other visitors in Lincoln have in cluded Victor Reisel, labor columnist who was blinded with acid by vengeful readers several years ago; Hubert Humphrey, an other presidential aspirant, and the other Kennedy, Demo hopeful for the nation's top spot. Dick Nixon may visit the campus in the spring. What a wealth of information, opportun ity for thought, and new experience these visitors bring. It's high time more of us started taking advantage of what they have to offer. M. E. Speaking By Carroll Kraus Rockefeller from the race the opinion Nelson Rockefeller's decision not to run polls of GOP leaders throughout the na- for the Republican nomination for presi- tion comparing his and Nixon's chances, dent not only has left supporters with Maybe the opinion polls really don't tell thousands of campaign buttons, pamphlets a candidate what he needs to know. I'nder- and unusable campaign plans, but it also stand that at a meeting of political science may have thrown a wLi,js w instructors over the holiday season that wrench into the mock fI'N $ tne combination of Stuart Symngton-Pat presidential conventions ? - -- , ; Y. Brown was mentioned as a very possible planned on campus this JL'-'J ' Demo ticket. spring. y Jp The feeling among some of the Demo Young Republicans and s & cratic leaders is that Missouri senator Young Democrats are to M Symington, as the presidential nominee, stage simultaneous mock V'v'k can take the Midwest, and Brown, gover conventions co-sponsored ' nor of California, can swing that state's by NUCWA. I IT' I neftv bundle of electoral votes from fel- But Rocky's quitting ap- LJ. U awJ low Califomian Nixon, parently sets up both the Kraus The largest number of electoral votes, campus and national GOP those of New York, will go to the Demo conventions as mere formalities in putting crats since the state tends to follow the Vice President Nixon's name on the presi- Democratic party and with the defection dential ballot. of Rockefeller the Democrats will gain With no other GOP candidates in sight strength, the word is. it may be hard to drum up interest in The South is counted on to continue its either the national or local contests. Democratic leanings. But the Democratic conventions are That leaves only the northeastern and bound to be good ones, here or away. western states and the Democrats figure Possible candidates for the Democrat they can ease enough votes from these choice total at least a half dozen and of states to put their candidates into office, these it's hard to count any definitely out This may be the plan of only a few party of the running. members but such a slate does appear Sen. John Kennedy would appear to be capable of netting a lot of ballots, the top man, not only in this area but Not to say that the Symington-Brown throughout the United States, according combination would be any better or worse to a number of polls taken. than other Democratic combos, but it ap- But some campus political scientists pears that some party leaders are more in and Democratic faithful have been telling search of merely gaining the offices than me he hasn't got much of a chance for the putting the best man for the job on the nomination. His religion is going to be a slate. bigger factor than polls have indicated and At least it seems the Republicans sin bis family background and youth won't cerely believe that Mr. Nixon will make a help much either, they say. good president, and aren't backing him His dependence on popularity polls as only because he is a candidate they think an index to an easy road to grabbing the could win. nomination might parallel the case of Thomas Dewey, whose built-up 'dreams But I do hope the planned campus mock were shattered at the end of the election covention comes off successfully. The day, 1948. campus Young GOP shouldn't despair. The polls, too, apparently have driven Someone always can nominate Joe Smith. Daily Nebraskan SIXTY-NINE YEARS OLD personally responsible for wM they Mr, er cua u ao, or cause to be printed. February 8. 158. Hanbtrt AssooUted Collegiate Press, later. 43,'?''.""" 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Ann Mover fnrla eaeatloa a ad exam periods, by atudent af the Reporter Naaey Whltford, Jim rarrest, Jert (jarreretu at Nebraska aader the authorization at tha Johnson, Harvey Perlmao, Dlea Stuekey QsenmJtte M Student Affair as an expression of atn- .-.,. 4 aatafcn. rahtleasion aader the jnrladletlen of tha BUSINESS STAFf AuawwnmlUee an feuidea publieatrnaa sns'J be free Bminens Manager Stan KaJmaa irun editorial eeneorshV an tha part af tha Saheom. Assistant Business Manager Don Fercnuon GU taw GnlTerslty, or on th part of any person outside Oradjr, (harlenr Dross k tleJiersltr. The members of the Dally Nebraska Circulation Manatat Doug Younxdshi anttte at aa th pari of any number ol lb taealty of Office Manacar Aralta tilers ' ITS NO WONDER SOME I PEOPLE GET J All they ever do 6 eat.' All thev eiec think about is eating! Lhill I " w Uf. Ira 3 By Georgel r By George Moyer m Moyer The Republicans didn't wait long to reveal their party's A number one New Year's resolution. Obviously the nation's dy namic din saurs are going to make 1960 "elect R i c hard Nixon pres i d e n t year." They be gan their campaign five days early on December 26 when Governor Rockefeller de cided to take the subtle hints wafting from the White House with all the gentility of a misguided sledge ham mer and withdraw from the race for the presi dential nomination. Grand Marshall On New Year's day the Veep, himself, appeared be fore a nationwide TV audi ence as Grand Marshall of the Rose Bowl parade and his comments on the Wash ington victory were duly solicited by the press which obviously has made no resolutions about giving the Democrats equal time in '60. Then the latest Nixon spectacular was released for exhibition in the na tion's newspapers on Jan. 4. I refer of course, to the recently settled steel strike settled, the press is care ful to point out, under the kindly guidance of Richard Nixon, your friend and mine, that kindly young chap who looks just like the boy down the street, any mother's son or the president of the local Jun ior Chamber. The truth is, however, that Nixon didn't settle the steel strike. Uneasy Truce Nixon really purchased an uneasy truce in the steel industry with more than a billion inflationary dollars in concessions to Dave Mc Donald and company which in the long run will cost the American public tril lions more in shrinking gold reserves, emaciated sav ings and spiraling prices. And 30 months from now we will have to do the whole thing over again be cause the real issue in the nation's longest and most costly steel strike remains unsettled. That, of course, is the work rules question. Man agement is not going to give in very easily on this question. They want to re tain their right to run their own affairs, mechanize the industry, reduce overhead and bring their product back to a competitive posi tion in the world market. - Thus, in 30 months we will have the whole thing to do over again. And Repub licans talk about the atmos phere being more conducive to a settlement because the political implications in an election year won't be as great then is so much hog wash. After all, anyone who can add and subtract will see that 30 months from now will be early June of 1962, also an election year. Of such settlements are heroes made? It is interesting to note that the office of the Asso ciate Dean of Student Af fairs for women has tenta tively suggested, through statistics released to this newspaper, that some of the girls on campus may ' be here just to catch a fella. With this startlingly real istic approach for a back ground, perhaps the admin istration will start devising a method for ferreting out the other people around here who are just wasting their time. It might make for a smaller University but it would be a real service to overburdened parents. Va-CAA-shun Chatter It Bugs Me, Man Builders Elections t Set Tonight New Builders officers will be elected tonight at the group's regular meeting. Students wishing these of fices have submitted applica tions to Builders Board. The Board will do the actual elect ing of the new officers. Positions to be filled are president, vice president in charge of Agriculture, vice president in charge of public relations, vice president in charge of publications, secre tary and treasurer. a- tw ?itjrf!fiti.: A GLORIOUS PHENOMENON! Never before has any diamond shape so strikingly en larged diamond's appearance and revealed such fiery radiance, such shimmering beauty. THESE TWO DIAMONDS ARK IDCNTICAL IN CARAT WEIGHTI You are cordially invited to $e our telection of thes$ dramatic new oval diamond ringt. REGISTERED JEWELER AMERICAN GEM SOCIETY We oive Savings Stamps worth 5 of your purchase "Ouollrr Tll" J jHs'U'y liOU '()' Street aj- By Dick Stuckey I fail to see the rationale for this Christmas time let's give each other dia mond rings thing. Personally, I do not be lieve in marriage myself. It is sacreligious. But of course, my personal opin ions mean nothing unless a thousand committees and 43 groups have predeter mined them for me. Not Nearly But a good friend of mine, Wayne Slurr, recent ly got married.- And he said it's not nearly as sacre ligious as just going steady. But that's kind of a stu pid thing to say. Anyway it's sure not good to be back I guess and if anybody asks how our vacation was, or how Villeville was, please tell 'em rotten, or what caca tion?, or damn good and then don't ask them how theirs was because you know they'll say "Just fine, just fine . . ." Aaaauughh!! The human race in this land will surely kill itself from stupid "How was your va-CA-shun?'s" and "Isn't it warm in here's" and what year are you huh?'s" and "Sure was glad to meet your glad acquaint ance I'm sure I was glad to sure." We're Trying Joe Stalin sure hit it on the head when he said what he did about not worrying about having to beat us be cause we would beat our selves because we are right in the middle of doing that now. But that doesn't have anything to do with getting married and Wayne Slurr I suppose because after all we have got to have more people born to be in ROTC and fight and wear their uniforms home vacation to show all them spies that we have a standing 'army etc. Which is about all they will be able to do when the shooting starts. Anyway, congratulations to the 40,000 people who get married, engaged, pinned, annulled, and hatcheted over vacation. And to Wayne Slurr How was yerr va-CAA-shun, Waaane? (With midwest soil-bank type accent.) SDX Meeting Today Sigma Delta Chi, profes sional journalistic fraternity, will meet at noon today in the Colonial Room of the Stu dent Union. VrXT On Campus tvith 1 ttnan (Author of "I Was a Tten-age Dwarf' "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillit", etc.) "LITTLE STORIES WITH BIG MORALS" First Little Story Once upon a time a German exchange student from old Heidel berg came to an American university. He lived in the men's dormitory of the great American university. He was a fine, decent young man and all the other young men in the dormitory of the great American university tried very hard to make friends with him, but, unfortunately, he was so shy that he refused all their invitations to join their bull sessions. After a while his dormitory mates got tired of asking him and so the poor German exchange student, alas, spent every evening alone in his room. . One night while sitting all alone in his room, he emelled the most delicious aroma coming from the room next door. Con quering his shyness, he walked to the room next door and there he saw a bunch uf his dormitory mates sitting around and dis cussing literal are, art, culture, and like that. They were all smoking Marlboro cigarettes, which accounts for the delicious aroma smelled by the German exchange student. 'trf'. y toSsA ';ip ""S ? '-fa smiled ikmi wibtftfltifMJ Timidly, he entered the room. "Excuse me," he said, "but what is that marvelous smell I smell?" "It's our good Marlboro cigarettes," cried the men, who were named Fun-loving Ned, Happy Harry, Jolly Jim, and Tol'abla David. So the German exchange student took a Marlboro and en joyed those better makin's, that finer filter, that smooth, hearty flavor, and soon he was comfortable and easy and lost his shyness. From that night forward, whenever he smelled the good BmeB of Marlboro cigarettes, he always went next door and joined the bull session. MORAL: WHERE THERE'S SMOKE, THERE'S MEYER Second Little Story Once upon a time there was an Indian brave named Walter T, Muskrat who had a squaw named Margaret Giggling Water. Margaret was sort of a mess but she sure could make beaded moccasins. Every day she whipped up a brand-new pair of beaded moccasins for Walter, which were so gorgeous that all the Indian maids on the reservation grew giddy with admiration. Well, sir, Margaret got pretty tense about all the girls making eyea at Walter and one night they had a terrible quarrel Walter flew into a rage and slapped her on the wrist, whereupon she started crying like all get-out and went home to her mother and never came back. "Good riddance 1" said Walter, but alas, he soon found out how wrong he was, for the Indian maids were not really in terested in him, only in his moccasins, and when he stopped showing up with a new pair every day they quickly gave him the yo-heave-ho. Today he is a broken man, sitting all alone in his tepee and muttering ancient Ute curses. MORAL: DON'T FIGHT THE HAND THAT BEADS YOV Third Little Story Onee there was a lion which was a very quiet lion. In fact, the only time it ever made a sound was when it had a toothache. MORAL: WHEN IT PAINS, IT ROARS Tha makers of Marlboro would Wet to point moral toot Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Trg a pack of Marlboro or Marlboro's sister cigarettes Philip Morris and Alpine- td gain yourself heap of pleasure.