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Page 2 The Daily Nebraskan Wednesday, March 30, 1960 Editorial Comment: ;ESsra I j i want io raw rtw I j ifltf aivs?ii.TD j ITTmitt' k Cousins Talk One That j q Shouldn't Be Missed ' i gilteJ jJIILs gjjfesj come thousands upon thousands of words which have been applauded by many an audience in the United States and abroad. Andom his pen have poured thou tands of others, which have set off world wide discussions, many invitations to write or speak, writing awards, and com mendations from many a journalist and statesman. Friday morning at 11 a.m., the editor of the Saturday Review will address an All-University convocation at the Coli seum. Subject of his talk will be "Educa tion and our Foreign Policy," a topic which should appeal to University stu dents and faculty alike on matters which are or should be of prime concern to them. Cousins certainly has the background to speak on the subject. He has been editor of the Review since 1940; has been to every corner of America and around the world several times; was the first Amer ican to speak on questions of foreign policy before the Soviet Peace Committee. He has made nine trips to the Far East since World War H; he has been an ana lyst for both NBC and ABC; has been chairman of the Governor's fact-finding committee on education in Connecticut. He has received 13 honorary degrees from colleges and universities across the country; has received many other awards including the National Service to Educa tion Award from Rutgers University, the New York State Citizens' Education Com- 'Three Men' Should Score University Theatre followers are chuck ling over what might be the funniest Howell production in years. It's '"Three Men on a Horse," scheduled to open tonight at 8 p.m. and run through Saturday night. But besides the laughter, there has been a lot of hard, work going on in Howell. Three .sets of scenery are needed and shifting of sets between acts is causing a major technical headache. But it's a pretty sure bet that "Three Men" will go off in typical efficient Theatre style. With the direction of Dallas Williams and Jack Wenstrand, a good cast and background, "Three Men on a Horse" should be one of Howell's best of the year. Award, all in 1959. He is a member of the American Coun cil of Learned Societies, the board of edi tors of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and is director of the National Educational Television and Radio Center. All this and the tremendous publicity campaign put on by the Union talks and topics committee points to one thing go to the Counsins Convocation Friday. It will be a profitable experience. Council Proposal For Final Exams Stops 'Bunching' The Student Council and the Faculty Senate sub-committee on final exams are now engaged in a project designed to give University students a better final exam schedule. They have recommended to the Faculty Senate a schedule which attempts to distribute equitably the exams so that the fewest possible number of students will have their exams bunched together. The schedule the Senate was consider ing and might have approved, had not 'the Council interceded in behalf of the students, would have netted students with Monday-Wednesday-Friday 10, 11 and 1 o'clocks exams on three consecutive days. The Council felt, and rightly so it seems to us, that the majority of the students have classes during these periods and that the exam days for those classes should be separated. The Council has recommended the adop tion of a schedule which alternates "light" and "heavy" days for exams on the basis of the effect upon the largest possible number of students. The schedule recommended by the Coun cil also would tend to get away from hav ing the 11 o'clocks and 1 o'clocks on the last two days of final exams. More than half the student body takes one or the other of these class times and few would be able to get away earlier. One of the Council advisers said the Faculty Senate would not likely approve a schedule to get the students home sooner because many of the faculty members themselves like to take off as easly as pos sible. The Senate, for this reason, alter nates the schedule each semester. Thus several thousand sacrifice two or three days extra vacation for the con venience of a few hundred faculty members. Staff Comment: A Leftist's View Iast October a group of Negro college students from a North Carolina college -went into a Woolworth's store in Greens boro, N.C. They bought some toothpaste and other minor items then turned to the lunch counter and or- t , . dered coffee. " ' mi r 3 " X : iney were reiuseu seiv- ; fee. 4 "" That incident touched off the lunch-counter seg- it : - regauon or oii-in uai tle that is being waged r.ow. Since then similar - - incidents have occurred throughout the South. ' , v ; The governor of Florida, Sandi Leltoy Collins, has be come quite concerned with racial demon strations in his state. In a recent radio TV address he to.d the following incident: A highway patrolman told him one noon that he had had word that a big busload of students Negro student from Ala bamahad pulled in to the Florida A & M campus and that they had baseball bats because they were out to augment the lo cal forces and put on some kind of dem onstration. The governor called the president of the college and got this answer: "It's true, Governor; we've got a bus load. For a year now we've had a ball game, a baseball game, scheduled with the institution, np there in Alabama, and the boys are here with their bats to play the ball game." The game was played. Wild rumors lead to suspicion. Suspicion leads to fear. There's mob violence mob violence carried on by angry demonstra tors who don't know what they're doing or why they're doing it. And it's mob violence by people who carry racial prejudice which has been taught to them by equally stupid people. But the recent lunch-counter segrega tion problems involve more than mob vio lence, racial prejudice or moral rights and wrongs. The so-called demonstrations also raise legal questions. ., The current issue of U.S. News and World Report summarizes the legal ques tions involved here. First of all, is a storekeeper or restau rant owner within his legal right when he By Sandi Laaher sells to one customer and refuses to sell to another? Generally, lower courts have held that a merchant has the right to select his customers. Restaurants often have re fused to serve people who were not wear ing coats and ties. Restaurants also have been upheld in both State and lower fed eral courts in refusing to serve Negroes. However, 18 states outside the South have specific laws forbidding businesses that serve the public to discriminate on the ground of race, color or creed. Then what about "sit-ins"? New legal questions are being raised here, the article points out. One is wheth er a store may serve a customer at one counter and refuse to serve him at a lunch counter,, Then there is a question whether stores that cater to the public take on a "public interest" and must treat all members of the public equally. Under this argument, Negro customers could not be discrimi nated against. Are Negroes' civil rights under the Fourteenth Amendment affected? Courts have held that the Fourteenth " Amendment restricts only State action, not individual action, according to U.S. News. The Supreme Court once noted that "in dividual invasion of Individual rights is not the subject matter of the Amend ment." Under this interpretation, can store keepers discriminate? "It would seem so," writes the author of the article. The Governor of Florida, in the speech mentioned above, said he thinks storekeepers have a legal right to refuse to serve Negroes at lunch counters. He also commented that the legal right conflicts with what should be morally right. What if "sit-ins" might lead to riots or violence? Governors, mayors, police officials are charged with maintaining peace and order. In Montgomery, Ala., a new ordinance requires a permit for demonstrations, parades and processions. U.S. News comments that the "outlook is for a long series of lawsuits over 'sit ins. " It's too bad the already crowded courts have to contend with such lawsuits. If we were to act like a nation of responsible people, such suits would not exist. Daily Nebraskan SIXTY-NINE TEAKS OLD Member: Associated Collegiate Press, Jntar- eolleiate Press Bepresentathre: National Advertising Serv ice, Incorporated Published at: Boom 20, 8tsdent Unioa Lincoln, Nebraska 14th tt B. Telephone HE 2-76.11. ext. 422S, 4226, 422f The Dally NrhrMhaa In imblleried Monday. Twwter. Wednesday and FHtfa Airing Mia tehaml Jr, except darine; vacation and mam perl ml, by etjaa at taa LelYerslty of Nebraska maer the aathorliatlea of taa Commttlee oa Ntadent Attain mm an eaMrmnloa of eta aeat opinion. Publlcat.aa andr the Jnrtedtetloa af taa Mabenmmlttee aa rJtadent Fnblleatkms ahull be frati tram editorial eeaaomhlp an the part af the anbeam Riittee cr an the part af aay member of the faenltr af the University, ar aa the part af any aefeoa earela the Unlvertlty The mnnbem af the Dally Netoroeaaa etaff am personally renpormmie for what they any, ar aa. a? aanae to be printed, rJebraary S. leoa. RuiMertption rate are $3 per aemeater ar S5 for taa afiulemle year. BMoad-euua postage paK at Lincoln, Nebraska. I ' r: r Else In the near future the Student Tribunal will pre sent to the Student Coun cil a report of the year's activities and recommen dations for changes to i m prove the sys tem. The question at t he mo ment is w h e ther the Council will take any action to improve the organization and opera tion of this body in order to make it more than a mere symbol of the voice of the student body in the affairs of the students. As this body is now or ganized, it consists of sev en students and two facul ty members. They read the police report and the de fendant's statement in the presence of the defendant, and the defendant is given the opportunity for further explanation or comment. The judgments of this body are fairly well established, as in any court, except that, since there are no fines or days of imprisonment, etc., the penalties are more dis tinct. However, there are a few borderline cases which do call lor a decision by the Tribunal. The precedent in the past on these cases seems to be a reversal by the Office of Student Af fairs, which has complete power to change or nullify any decision by the Trib unal. In a few exceptional cases, when some kind of pressure is evidently brought to bear, some Tjf the more clearly cut deci sions are even reversed. It would seem that if the Tribunal is to be anything other than a figurehead do ing a poor job of repre senting student participa tion in University govern- OR ELSE by john else ment, it must te given more power than being in a position to have its de cisions changed by a single member of the administra tion. In high school it may be all right to kid along with students, letting them sup pose that they have a voice in the government, but It would seem that cell ge students should be given re sponsibility suitable to the "cream of the crop" ((re member the -freshman ori entations), or else the ad ministration should quit trying to kid ns. First of all, if the Uni v e r $ i t y administration doesnt feel that it can give this much authority to a group composed as it now is, then the composition of the group should be changed, perhaps even to four faculty members and five students;; the function of the Tribunal would then be real, and -even if there were less student opinion on the Tribunal, at least that voice which the stu dents have would be a voice, rather than a tape recording which can be shut off or erased at the convenience of the admin istration. Secondly, there is not enough variety of penalties. There have been no expres sions and no suspensions in the last year, which means that conduct probation "covers a multitude of sins." The spread of of fenses which have to be governed by conduct pro bation is enormous. It is evident that some intermediary form of pun ishment is needed between conduct probation and sus pension. 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It seems necessary that a door be open for some sort of disciplinary action against this type of individ ual who is not man enough to receive his punishment once he has broken the reg ulations. These are probably only a few of the needed im provements of the Tribunal. It will be in the hands of the Student Council. May be we will see that the Council, in trying to make some changes, is as much a "symbol" as is the Tribunal. Tryouts Tonight For Cheerleaders Three boys and two girls will be selected as new varsi ty cheerleaders at try-outs to. night Those trying out must be at the Coliseum "at 7:30 p.m. The new Yell King and As sistant Yell King will be an nrtirnffd. Two cirls from this year's squad will be selected to return to the cheerleading squad for the coming year. Foreign Film. Tonight's foreign film show ing will be "'The Crucible," starring Simone Segnoret. The film win "be shown at 8 p.m. in the Nebraska Theatre. 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"I'm afraid I don't remember you said Anna Lh-ia Plura belle. '"I'm the one whose lecture notes you've been borrowing foe two years,1' said Werther. "Oh, yes !" said Anna Livia. '"What do you -winh, Walter?" "Wertluir," said Werther."'What I wish is to take you to tht Junior Prom next April." "'But this is November 27., Westnor," said Anna Livia. "Werthcr," said Werther. 'Tes, I know, but you are so round and beautiful that I was afraid you might have a date already "As a matter of fact I do, Wingate," said Anna livia. "Wertiter," said Werther. "Oh, drat !" Anna Livia did not reully have a date, but she was exacting to be ankedby Stewart Stalwart, athletic and BMOC, handsome as Apollo, smooth as ivory, wearer of faultless tweeds, smoker of Marlboro cigarettes which even without his other tuilueve mente -would etamp him as a man with know-how, with a pleasure-oriented palate. If you think flavor went out when filters came in, try a Marlboro. This one brims with zest and sip and the good, mild taste so dear to those who smoke for the pure joy of ft. Get yourself a pack of Marllioros and listen to your friends gay, "There, by George, goes a smoker who knows a hawk from a handsaw." But I digress. Anna Livia waited and waited for Btewart Stalwart to ask her, but two days before the Prom, to every body's amaiement, he asked Rose-of-Sharon Schwartz, a non descript girl with pavement-colored hair and a briefcase. Anna livia immediately phoned Werther Sigafoos. "My Prom date has come down with a dread virus," she said, "and I have decided to accept your invitation, Waldrop." "Werther," said Werther. "Oh, goody ganders!" The next day Anna Livia received a phone call from Btewart Stalwart. "My Prom date has come down with a dread vimn," he said. "Will you go with me?" "Certainly," Bhe said and promptly phoned Werther and said, "'I have come down with a dread virus and cannot go to the Prom with you, Whipstitch." "Werther," said Werther. "Oh, mice and Tate!" So Anna Livia went to the Prom with Stewart and who do you think they ran into? Rose-of-Sharon with Werther, that's whol Stewart had lelt obliged to auk Rose-of-Sharon because eht always did his homework, but she had weaseled out because she really wanted to go with Werther with whom she felt a great oneness because they were both bo dumpy. He fell wildly in love with her at the Prom, and today they are married and run " T Buocessful five-minute auto wash in New Bern, N. C Anna Livia and Stewart are happy, too. They are still junion mnu iiBvr nor misnea a prom in sixteen years. We hope fou-ll be making Marlboro, at pour prom or tou like mlldnen but you don't Uke Philip Morrto ffrom the earn makers.