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Wednesday, January 13, I960
Page 2
The Daily Nebraskan
Editorial Comment:
Rebirth of Activity Seen
Opinions vary widely on the amount and
quality of the activity of such organiza
tions as NUCWA Nebraska Council on
World Affairs), Young Republicans and
Young Democrats.
Superficially, it appears that this elec
tion year has breathed new life into all
three groups, particularly the last two,
which have outdone themselves in trying
to match and outdo the other in press re
leases, scheduled speakers, and so forth.
This is an extremely healthy sign on a col
lege campus, where by all laws of logic
interest in politics and government should
be widespread and enthusiastic.
However, if this spurt of activity is
merely an election year one-shot wonder,
both 'Youngs" will have failed in one of
their two major purposes, which is to ed
ucate and interest young people in the
game of politics. And politics is not a sport
whose season comes but once every fourth
year.
NUCWA, which two or three years ago
appeared to be solidly established on cam
pus, went into a tailspin last year. There
are some indications that it is off and
moving this year, what with plans to help
coordinate the mock Democratic Conven
tion this spring and to bring in more
speakers.
If these plans get off the ground, great!
The mock United Nations put on by
NUCWA two or three years back, was an
. interesting experiment in learning by do
ing. When NUCWA turns its collective
effort toward this sort of event, we say
good luck and let's have more of same.
But when a portion of its membership be
comes interested in gaining office mainly
to further personal ambitions, to be trite,
"It's time for a change."
Tuesday night was election night for
NUCWA. It was the culmination of mere
than a week of self-examination and re
evaluation. It is sincerely hoped that the
new officers will use their energy to turn
the organization more nearly into the type
of group it is designed to be one to cre
ate interest in world affairs, to train col
lege students to study more carefully the
forces molding world affairs in other
words to make the campus acutely aware
of what's happening outside and what they
can and should be trying to do about it.
Seen in this light, NUCWA has the po
tential of being one of the most vocal and
influential elements not only on the cam
pus, but in the state. Whereas some or
ganizations on campus must strain oc
casionally to justify their existence,
NUCWA, the Young Republicans and
Young Democrats need never to so. They
are the type of organizations about which
nearly everyone at one time or another
has commented that "if they just had
time" they would like to work in them.
With this sort of potential, it would be a
pity to see any one of them degenerate in
to nothing more than a campus political
stepping-stone, or go into the eclipse which
NUCWA did last year. To utilize this po
tential, however, a packed calendar of
talks, panels, films and other events is an
essential to keeping campus interest at a
high pitch.
Nixon Still Undeclared
Scarely a commentator or news analys
ist in the United States has failed to react,
in one way or another to Nelson Rockefel
ler's announcement not to be a candidate
for the GOP presidential nomination.
And on the Nebraska scene, in comment
ing on the New York Governor's decision,
Donald Ross, State GOP national commit
teeman, said "the only purpose it (the
decision) will serve is to assure that the
Republicans will go into the election with
a united front, undisturbed by intra
party arguments ,"
It has been pointed out that 1) this
means that the GOP will again hold a
sterile convention in which the nominee is
already decided; 2) the GOP will enter the
after-convention contest with no in-fighting
on its record (which the Democrats
will not, what with their slate of five or
six' solid contenders); and 3) that Nixon
will undoubtedly run on Eisenhower's
record.
Not to be left out of the commentating
picture, the "National Review" remarks:
"This leaves us repeating that it is not
a good thing for a great political party to
move toward its convention without the
cleasing and reinvigorating shock of de
bate. Without contest from the left or the
right, Nixon, as heir apparent to Eisen
hower, is relieved of any necessity to
move an inch from a wholly undefined
middle of the road. If Senator Bridges,
say, or General Wedemeyer were a pre
sumptive candidate for the Presidential
nomination, Nixon might be compelled to
measure his own views against a truly
conservative position. Or if he were
pressed from the mild left by Henry
Cabot Lodge or John J. McCloy he would
have to define himself in relation to the
"modern" Republican pull. As it is, noth
ing will be clarified in the months'that lie
immediately ahead."
To all of which the die-hard televiewer
might observe that watching the last GOP
national convention wasn't much fun
especially when compared to the show the
Democrats put on, and- this one won't be
either.
M. E. Speaking
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Kraut
By Carroll Kraut
The recent extension of hours in Love
Library came at quite an opportune time.
With finals approaching, the later hours
should be a real boon to students who
want to get reviewing done in a quiet spot
or finish last minute term
papers or do research for
soma final quiz.
It seems like activity
people are especially hap
py to sea the change,
along with students who
work afternoons. Before
the switchover, only about
two and a half hours re
mated after dinner fir
library research or study.
Kn ii'c tin ta four hours.
And after a hectic day at the Rag or Corn
busker office, for instance, a spot like one
of the library study rooms is just the place
where minds can make the big switch over
to an academic mood.
Additionally, having supported later
library hours in the past, I feel almost
compelled to take advantage of the later
openings. And it's so much fun to walk
back home late in the evening in these
London-type fogs.
The new library hours shouldn't be
looked at as an arbitrary victory over the
administration or some other hazy form
of dictatorial power, though, I'm certain
that service to the student has been
library official's main goal but that lack
of cash has been the problem in having
to close up shop early before.
- The cost of operating a library like ours
is a tremendous drain on the dollars
pumped into the University by taxpayers.
By the time a $5 book goes on the shelf,
for instance, it represents a $15 invest
ment. The process of selection isn't a hap
hazard chore; and proper cataloguing,
etc., to enable patrons to find the book
also takes up time and consequently
money.
So we can hardly expect to have the
same extensive service and as many
librarians during the new late hour? as
we get during the afternoon and early
evening. At least not until someone taps
some untouched resource in this supposed
ly great state of Nebraska.
Besides it's quieter at night; some
librarians have tendencies to shout, not
talk, into phones in the reading rooms.
With the end of the semester approach
ing I feel just about all of us can say that
it's been a memorable one.
We may remember it as the first, or the
last, semester of our college career. Some
will remember it for the start of a new
romance; others because of some great
heartbreak; others because of honors
gained . . .
The list could go on and on.
Besides our personal remembrances,
we'll be likely to remember the Nebraska
football victory over Oklahoma for a long
time. Sports fans, too. may recall the
downhill dive of the Husker basketball
squad after a blazing start; the politically
minded may remember it for the rah-rah
visits of the brothers Kennedy and other
national figures.
But if I don't start studying I may re
member this semester as the one when I
flunked out of school.
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Occasionally, something in
the Daily Nebraskan will
make me laugh.
There are two principal
reasons for laughing at the
Daily Ne
b r askan.
The first of
t h e s e is
when they
print
s omething
they want
you to
1 a u g h at
which is
and usual- Mye'
ly reserved for Peanuts.
(Although, I get the impres
sion that sometimes the
staff may be trying just the
same.)
The other time when it
is permissable to laugh at
the Daily Nebraskan is"
when they make all kinds
of silly mistakes, which is
generally all the time and
not reserved to anyone.
The Rag's persistance
along these lines is amaz
ing.lt has lasted ever since
I have been in school which
has been five years. In
that time.'nine editors have
sworn faithfully to the Pub
Board that they were go
ing to tighten up the writ
ing, tighten up the proof
reading and really put out
a professional type paper.
Each time, to the utter
despair of the editor, sand
dunes pop up in the dessert,
people are incited to riot
and someone parishes in a
veekend automobile acci
dent. '
Of course, this happens
on any newspaper from
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Need Actors
A reading of the play "The
Chairs" will be presented
Feb. 16 in Gallery B, Morrill
Hall. The play was written by
Eugene Iwiesco, one of Eu
rope's leading experimental
dramatists.
"ThP Chairs" is a trade
farce about an old couple in
their nineties wno are prepar
ing for a meeting at which
the old man is to deliver his
long-awaited message to man
kind. Three people are needed to
participate in the reading,
according to dirctor Bill Lar
son, senior in Arts and
Sciences.
time to time. Not even my
late employers, the Lincoln
Star, had such an amazing
record for screwups as the
Daily Nebraskan, iiowever.
And the really shocking
thing to consider when re
grading these errors is that
they are made by college
students who aren't even
supposed to be where they
are if they haven't got some
ability to handle the Eng
lish language. Apparently,
the rest of the University
must really be suffering it
this is what the campus
turns out in the way of
"best writers."
Since the truth Will be
known sooner or later any
way, I may as well admit
that I am the one respon
sible for the basketball rat
ings across the way on page
3.
This was my bright idea
for a lead story while sub
bing for Hal Brown, who is
away in Fremont toiling for
Dr. Hall. Any complaints
may be addressed to Geo.
"Gregg" Moyer, 519 N. 16th
Time bombs will not be
accepted.
Debate Team
Meets Success
Renny Ashleman and Tom
Cooper were one of four un
defeated teams at the debate
squad tournament at McPher-
son College in McPherson,
Kan., last Saturday.
There were 34 teams in the
tournament. The other Uni
versity team, Eileen Warren
and Bob Austin, won two and
lost two.
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HAIL TO THE DEAN!
Today let us examine that much malipied, widely misunder
stood, grossly overworked, wholly dedicated campus figure
the dean.
The dean (from the Latin deanereto expel) is not, as many
think, primarily a disciplinary officer. I!e is a counselor and
piide, a haven and refuge for the troubled student. The dm
(from the Greek Anno to skewer) is characterized chiefly by
sympathy, wisdom, patience, forliearance, and a fondness for
homely pleasures like bam-raisings, gruel, spelldowns, and
Marllioro Cigarettes. The dean (from the German deangtmnchl
to poop a party) is fond of Marlboros fr the same reason that
all men of good w ill are fond of Marlboro- becauf Marilmro
is an hrnuid cigarette. Tlioe better makin's are honestly better,,
honestly aged to the peak of jierfection, honestly blended for
the best of all possible flavors. The filter honestly filters.
Marlboro honestly comes in two different containers a soft
pack which is honestly soft, and a flip-top box which honestly
flips. You too w ill flip wlien next you try an honest Marlboro,
which, one honestly hopes, will be soon.
But I digress. We were learning how a dean helps under
graduate. To illustrate, let us take a typical case from the fik
of Dean S of the University of Y (Oh, why
be so mysterious Hie dean's name is Sigafoc and the Univer
sity is Yutah.)
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Wise, kindly Dean Sigafoos was visited one day by a fresh
man named Waiter Aguuicourt who came to ak permission to
marry one Einma Blenheim," his dormitory Laundress. To the
dean the marriage seemed ill-advised, for Walter was only 18
and Emma was 91. Walter agreed, but said he felt obligated to
go through with it because Emma had invested her life savings
in a transparent rain hood to protect her from the mist at
Niagara Falls where they planned to spend their honeymoon.
What use, asked Walter, would the poor woman have for a rain
hood in Yutah? The wise, kindly dean pondered briefly and
came up with an answer: let Walter punch holes in the back of
Emma's steam iron; with steam billowing back at the old lady,
be would find a rain hood very useful possibly even essential.
Whimpering with gratitude, Walter kissed the dean's Phi
Beta Kappa key and hastened away to follow his advice which,
it pleasures me to report, solved matters brilliantly.
Today Emma is a happy woman singing lustily, wearing her
rain hood, eating soft-center chocolates, and ironing clothes
twice as happy, to be candid, than if she had married Walter.
. . . And Walter? He is happy too. Freed from his liaison with
Emma, he married a girl much nearer his own aire Agnes
Yucca, 72. Walter is now the proud father-ttepfathcr, to lie
perfectly accurate of three fine healthy boys from Agnes's 5rst
marriage Everett, 38; Willem, 43; and Irving, 55-and when
Walter puts the boys in Eton collars and takes them for a stroll
in the park on Sunday afternoons, you may be sure there is not
a dry eye ir. Yutah And Dean Sigafoos? He too is happy
happy to spend long, tiring days in his little office, giving counsel
without stint and without complaint, doing his bit to set tha
young, uncertain feet of his charges on the path to a brighter
tomorrow. e iw Uui
We don't Mf that Marlboro 1$ the dean of filter cigarette,
but it' mure at the head of the cla. Try tome or if you
prefer miktnen without filter, try popular Philip Morris
from the mama maker.