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Friday, April 29, 1960
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Questions Raised
To the Editor:
While Miss Simon's Let
terip (Nebraskan, April
26) was somewhat illumi
nating, I think that It raises
some questions on a level
deeper than her rationali
xations. First of all, in order that
the SCC's -campaign in the
near future might not be
hindered by misleading re
marks, I would like Miss
Simon and her compan
ions in AUF to consider the
1. Though I observe that
Miss Simon is more inter
ested in seeing that the stu
dent body "think," would
it not have been well if the
members of AUF had
thought "What do we
want?", or better yet,
"What is needed?"
As students, they would
Tribunal Interviews Disappointing
It was disappointing to observe the inter
views for the four senior positions on Stu
dent Tribunal Wednesday. Five seniors
appeared before the Student Council, the
product of earlier Council nominating com
mittee interviews. The quality of the ma
jority of candidates was not up to the de
sired level for positions of this stature.
The Council cannot be blamed for this
lack of competent applicants, but the stu
dent body can. It was the students who
wanted the Tribunal, and it was students
who devoted long hours of hard work to
successfully establish it as an effective
hearing body of the students' own peers.
Yet, only two years after its introduction,
the Tribunal lacks enough competent
Is it because there is not enough recog
nition to being a judge? Possibly. More
than likely, however, it's just old Mr.
Apathy cropping up again as his old fa
miliar self.
It was obvious that the majority of the
Council was not satisfied with enough of
the five applicants to want four of them
sitting on the Tribunal. However, to re
open the filing would take too much time,
according to the chairman of the nomin
ating committee. This is not a valid ex
cuse. If it is for the benefit of the Tri
bunal, the Council should devote the rest
of its meeting dates this year, even turn
ing the job over to the new Council and,
if necessary, even holding a special meet
ing until they have . qualified persons as
judges. Admittedly, students have plenty
of time to file earlier, and the JJaily Ne
Staff Comment:
Early this month a professor at the
University of Illinois was suspended tem
porarily for a letter he wrote which was
published in the student newspaper advo
cating "pre-marital sexual experience
among those sufficiently mature to en
gage in it without social consequences and
without violating their own codes of mor
ality or ethics."
The professor went on to explain that
"such experience would eliminate frustra
tion and lead to much
happier and longer lasting
marriages among our
younger men and wom
en." The Incident has at
tracted national publicity
and heated debate in aca
demic circlet.
The question the trus
tees of that university
must decide when they
meet this week is whether
a professor's publicized views on sexual
freedom are protected by academic free
dom. The president of the university has said
that the professor violated "commonly
accepted standards of morality." Other
professors at the same school fear that
this statement has opened the door to
dismissal for any unpopular view.
The incident has stirred violent campus
controversy. The Illinois U. Student Sen
ate gave the professor a vote of confidence
but the Dad's Association, a group of
fathers of university students, backed the
president and criticized the student paper
for printing the letter.
If the decision of the trustees should be
to suspend the professor permanently it
will be a great injustice. That the profes
sor wrote a letter discussing his views on
sex is no different than if he had written
a letter discussing his views on a campus
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seem to be somewhat rep
resentative of students, or
at least representative
enough to have asked these
questions as individuals.
2. This is an emergency!
Certainly, we could let the
Southern college students
spend their summer in jail,
but the demonstrations
against racial discrimina
tion are being carried on
now, and the need for sup
port is now!
3. One of the famous
arguments of the advocates
for white supremacy is,
"Why is not every Negro
entirely upset by discrimi
nation? And since they are
not, why should we do any
thing?" Now, I'm sure Miss Si
mon should note that the
first movements toward in
dependence in this nation
were carried on by a very
small part of the popula
braskan does not condone the lack of in
terest shown by the student body. How
ever, it would seem that it would at least
have been worth a try to reopen filings for
the rest of this week.
As far as how the interviews were con
ducted, the majority of the questions
asked were sensible and well thought out.
However, the Daily Nebraskan heartily
disapproves of the question asked of four
of the five applicants: "What are your
views toward social drinking?" Such a
question is out of order, improper' and
shows a lack of common sense on the pail
of the Council members who asked it.
Regardless of what the individual's
views are on this subject, as a Tribunal
judge he would be expected to uphold the
law. In the first place, there is no such
thing as social drinking on the part of any
individual under the legal age limit. All
drinking, moderate or heavy, is illegal in
this case. If a person is over 21 and limits
himself to social drinking, then there
should be no need to worry about being
caught, providing he hasn't purchased any
liquor for a minor companion.
The candidates who answered the ques
tions honestly and candidly are to be con
gratulated. Needless to say, things are not all go
ing smooth yet for the Tribunal. The Daily
Nebraskan can only request that more stu
dents take an active interest in this im
portant phase of self-government and cau
tions the Student Council not to lose sight
of the attitude of maturity it must main
tain toward the Tribunal.
Leftist's View
The dad's organization displays its stu
pidity by backing the president of the uni
versity. If parents are so afraid their little
sons and daughters are going to be ex
posed to naughty things at college they
should have kept their kiddies locked up in
closets at home where their intellectual
curiosity could rot.
A random poll was taken of students at
the University of Illinois this week to de
termine what the students think about the
situation. Results showed that approxi
mately three-fourths of those polled be
lieved that the professor's view was wrong
but that he should not be suspended for
expressing that view.
These students have shown that just be
cause a person advocates a certain thing
does not mean that everyone must follow
his advice. The choice is that nf the stu
dent to make.
By the time a person is in college he
should have the ability to hear or read
with an intelligent attitude and then chal
lenge that which he hears or reads before
making an;' decisions.
American colleges and universities are
facing a retardation of responsibility.
A British educator made this charge
after studying higher education methods in
the United States for three months.
He noted that students at most Ameri
can colleges are still dependent on lec
tures, examinations and grades to an ex
tent inconceivable from the British point
of view.
He explained that by the time a student
in Britain has reached his junior year in
college he may spend as much as a third
of his time working on his own.
He wondered what the ultimate effect
would be on the student in America who
does not have the opportunity to work on
his own during his most impressionable
1 -jm -f ,
tion. But their demonstra
tions eventually aroused the
great mass of people, until
they gained the support
they needed. Then, too,
they didn't have to go
through the AUF.
4. What could happen to
your money? It would be
used to help meet the legal
expenses of these s t u
dents, since the demonstra
tions are not over. About
$17,000 was spent in court
by the NAACP in the first
few weeks of the demon
strations, and, since then,
they have spread to many
other cities throughout the
country. All money would
go for the purpose for which
it was intended!
As to the suggestions
which the AUF so charit
ably offered:
1. Why doesn't the AUF
simplv make an announce
ment 'next fall to the effect
By Sandi Looker
that all students interested
in giving to the AUF merely
come to the fifth floor of
the Student Union and de
posit their money with the
smiling sitting solicitor.
No? Then how could you
expect the SCC fo make a
successful solicitation un
der the same conditions?
2. Before you have the
Freedom Fund investigated,
you might recall that this
special Freedom Fund is
for a limited time only, de
pending on the duration of
th e demonstrations. So,
your mock attempt at gen
, erosity, by offering to put
' the fund on the poll, is
somewhat impractical.
The second primary con
sideration of the AUF
should revolve around its
purpose as a University or
ganization. Did you perhaps
realize that no solicitation
can be made on state pro
perty without the prior per
mission of the immediate
administrative personnel?
Why should we need "pro
tection" through AIT,
when state laws already
provide for it? What about
off-campus students? How
does AIT prevent that
"ever-present knock-on-the-door"
in this case?
But rather than think
that AUF is a protection
agency which a sks for
money (a highly dubious
role), I would like to be
lieve that AUF is an or
ganization which can most
effectively administer the
money which we give to
the present needs of the
The AUF does have a
concern! And I have
enough faith in the capabil
ities of its members, de
spite past performance, to
think it possible for them
to intelligently reevaluate
this concern in terms of
greater validity and mean
ing, both for themselves
and the university commu
nity. Let's hope that the future
brings . this result!
Jack K. King
To the Editor:
Only 10 years ago,
T.N.E.'s were afraid to
show their faces in public
because the administration
had issued an ultimatum to
the T.N.E. alumni never to
organize this fraternity
again on campus and if any
member of the University
of Nebraska did belong to
this organization, this indi
vidual would be automatic
ally dismissed from school.
Yet a T.N.E. newspaper
has boldly been passed
around campus this week
and T.N.E. alumni are hav
ing a dance on Friday night
perhaps to look for more
prospective members.
It seems the present col
lege fraternity boys look up
on the name T.N.E. with
reverence and awe. The fact
is that the T.N.E. stand
ards have always been
known to be morally and
reverently wrong; the type
which give the University
a bad name outstate. Their
juvenile pranks are definite
ly not what a school with
high scholastic standards
should advertise.
Supporting their own
members and politically tak
ing over every organization
possible, they do not func
tion to unite Greeks to-
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cether as they so proudly
claim. The offices of es
teem on campus seem to
fall to their wheelings and
dealings rather than on the
merit of the Individual. In
short they benefit only
Their, power over the cam
pus ' stems from the fact
that the. administration is
apparently afraid of T.N.E.
Why? Is it possible that
the T.N.E.'s have several
alumni on the Board of Re
gents" or among the alumni
who are quite prominent in
Lincoln. Does the ad
ministration now definitely
condone their action aftd.
again believe the T.N.E.'s
have a rightful place on this
campus no matter what
their past record has been?
It will be of definite in
terest to see the answer. If
the administration does not
take action the answer will
be either the administration
no longer disapproves of
sub-rosas or that the ad
ministration is afraid of
punitive action from higher
ups. The latter case has
been said to be a factor in
a few previous decisions.
I only hope the attitude
of the University is under
stood by its supporters, the
taxpayers, in this matter;
the taxpayers who contri
bute more than mere don
ations for keeping T.N.E.
on campus. As long as we
are influenced by material
factors we aren't living up
to the standards that should
be found at a tSate Univer
sity. Possibly the only action
having any effect is that
of the legislature cutting
back the budget in order to
save a few of the farmer's
hard earned dollars by not
supporting such juvenile de
linquents as the T.N.E.'s.
It would be very interest
ing to see an investigation
by the legislature into this
very matter. Then possibly
honesty over greenbacks
would once again return to
enforce the code and laws
set forth at the University
of Nebraska.
By John Hoerner
At this Ivy Day time of
year more than ever before
the air is filled with shouts
of '-foul," "unfair," "nepo
tism," "necromancy," and
"those f
damn I
TNE's." !
As you
guess e a,
the subject (
is the se
lect ions
,of new in
dividua 1 s
to fill posts
or p o s i-
tions vacated at this time
of year. It covers every
thing from a Builders as
sistant to the Mortar
Board president.
Certainly there is nothing
more despicable than stu
dents involved in. a plot to
put a person in office
not because of his qualifi
cations but because of his
friends (or lack of ene
mies.) Before those on the out
side (that is those who
didn't sit in on the elec
tion or selecting board)
start their hue and cry
however, they should find
out the facts.
After all, we owe a cer
tain amount of confidence
in the judgment of our in
terviewing and selection
boards and societies and to
believe that they are rig
ged without proof is a pret
ty rash assumption.
(It is pertinent to point
out that one of the poorest
sources for these facts is
the individual who wasn't
selected. Try asking a few
members of the interview
ing board or others who
would know both sides.)
Often there are reasons
used by a perfectly sincere
group in making selections
which are not or cannot be
known to the general stu
dent body.
In this case the time for
caution and the time for
crabbing is when the inter
viewing boards and com
mittee members t h e ni
sei ves are selected.
If you have reason to be
lieve there's a rotten apple
in the barrel in any rne
case it's your duty to get
the facts and scream and
shout if you have proof!
Ir these rare cases
where underhanded 'selec-'
tlon methods do prevail,
nothing short of total ex
posure and censure of the
individuals involved would
be adequate, but let's not
slap on the "corrupt"
charge indiscriminately
without getting the facts
OR ELSE . . .
by joliu
Seldom is there any
amount of recognition given
to constructive activities on
this campus. One of these
events - is currently taking
its signifi
cance will
p r obably
be disre
garded be -cause
the more
i m portant
Day and
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A word of praise is def
initely due the professional
student societies of the Col
lege o f Engineering and
Architecture for one of the
most significant contribu
tions to public relations
throughout the state and for
the opportunity they pro
vide for keeping up with
the newest developments in
the field of science.
It is commendable that
college students can volun
tarily put forth the extra
effort which makes it pos
ible for other students and
persons outside the Univer
sity to become familiar
with some of the feats
which can be done by engi
neering. Of course compe
tition is involved, but at
least it is encouraging to
know that competition can
be channeled into construc
tive efforts.
The cooperation between
the societies or individuals
- and the faculty is even a
further reason for praise.
It is inspiring to know that
it is possible for student
and instructor to work
closely toward a particular
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goal, that student and fac
ulty can be brought closer
together by such work. -
Not desiring to leave a
question unanswered, yes,
Miss Simon, I think the
purpose of AUF is extreme
ly trivial if it is only
to protect the students
agains t the eve r-present
"Knock-on-the-door." The
administration policy does
this; no one can solicit for
anything on this campus
without administrative per
mission, so why have an
organization which spends
innumerable hours each
year doing that which the
administration would do
Of course this would give
no opportunity for students
to give to charity, b n t it
could always be arranged
for the Community Chest,
which solicits the faculty
anyway, to solicit the stu
dents also.
A good question has been
raised: "What is the pur
pose of AUF?" I hope ihat
it is not simply to take a
little burden off the shoul
ders of the administration
nor to provide one more
activity f or the c a m p u s.
Perhaps it would be well
if the AUF asked itself this
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