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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 26, 1960)
Monday, September 26, 1960
'Huskers Fight' But Not
Each Other at Rallies
Pep rallys are designed to promote spirit, but judg
ing from last Friday's exhibition of "spirit", it appears
most University students are interpreting that the pur
pose of rallies is to provide an excuse for organized
Why does everyone take "Buskers fight" so liter
ally??? Blood practically ran in the streets Friday as fra
ternity pledges trampled the crowd to get their banners
to the front of the Union patio where the cheerleaders,
band and Corn Cobs stood.
One ambitious pledge, after scaling the wall and
dragging mud across the cement stage, was asked to
leave so that the Cobs' banner contest judging could
commence. The undaunted fellow pushed aside the Corn
Cob who asked him to clear the stage and shouted "All
the rest of the fellas in the fraternity are up there; one
more won't make any difference."
Unfortunately, even school spirit must submit to
Greek Competition before it can be enthusiastically
created. The idea of making a banner to promote the
team is overshadowed by a desire to beat another fra
ternity or sorority out of a little $2 trophy. "Who cares how
we win, just so we win?" Often it means tearing up your
next door neighbors' sign or cold-cocking some guy with
a two-by-four, but if you can win, why it's all very
If this is spirit, may we lose every football game. We
don't deserve to win.
When Greeks would rather prove what a tough pledge
class they have than what a tough football team they
have, then the cause for a rally is gone.
Promoting a banner is easy; anybody with half a
muscle could help carry one. But promoting a football
team is a little bit more difficult. There's nothing ma
terial to hold on to. You cant nail a desire to win to a
pole and carry it over your head or beat a fellow
Husker with it, but you can shout it at a rally or sing it
at a game. Nobody will turn and say "they won the
trophy for the fourth time in a row." The remark is more
likely to be "they're true Buskers."
It's really not a crime to have your group identity
lost in that of Big Red.
If organized enthusiasm for dear old Nebraska U. is
too difficult a concept for us to grasp, then let's forget
rallies, let's abolish football- games and just hold a plain
old free-for-all in the stadium every Saturday afternoon
This would be a lot easier for all the people who
work to plan what they feel is good sportsmanship even
though it might be a tad more costly in terms of frac
tured skulls, broken legs and bloody noses.
IFC Ball or None
The Interfraternity Council social chairman has re
ported that to have a successful IFC ball this school year,
it will be necessary again to assess each fraternity man
$2, thus insuring financial backing.
This method of guaranteeing the ball was intro
duced last year after previous balls had failed financi
ally due to the lack of attendance.
Last year the attendance improved and although it
didn't meet with hoped for success, it was an enjoyable
affair and met its financial obligations. Even when they
were paying for a ticket though, fraternity men did not
support it as one might expect. This in spite of the fact
that all houses voted for the assessment.
So far, the only explanation for the lack of attendance
at the ball has been that since it is a University regis
tered function, no liquor is allowed. At other schools
where the same social rules apply, the IFC ball is a
huge success and a much heralded event. It is a rather
sad rut we are in if a good time must be governed by
a bottle. If this is not the reason for such little support,
what other is there? Certainly $2 a couple is a cheap
enough price to pay for the quality of entertainment
provided. Chances are, it is as cheap a dance as any
during the year.
However, if when voting on the proposed assess
ment, fraternity members cannot cast their ballot in
favor of such a move without full intention of support
ing the ball themselves, it seems senseless to continue
this event and the proposal should be defeated.
A Sound Step
The selective honors program inaugurated this year
by the College of Agriculture for outstanding freshman
students is a fine gesture by the University to provide a
qualified program for the gifted student.
This stype of a program is especially necessary at
a state university where nearly every applicant must be
accepted and therefore a wide range of abilities occurs.
The specific aims of the program are for the student
to proceed more rapidly in his educational program, for
the student to be counseled on a concentrated, individual
basis and for the student to center interest on an area to
which he is most attracted.
It is significant that this is among the first of any
such program for an agriculture college in the country.
However, agriculture has long been a field ripe for more
Fortunately, this program is being supported by
theFaculty Senate which is also encouraging its adop
tion in all colleges of the University. We would second
this and bope that the University follows suit with this
much needed type of educational advancement.
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Texas A&M Rallies at Midnight
Following All-University Dance
Students at Texas ALU
have a different sort of
first rally from that here
at the University. On the
night before their first
game with Texas Tech,
there was a three-hour
dance for couples at the
Cafe Rue Pinalle, a Univer
sity sponsored activity. Af
terwards, at midnight, was
an all-University yell prac
tice. Need some money? Buy
a printing press!
With these thoughts in
mind, two students at Texas
A&M did buy a press and
have already received more
orders than they can han
dle. They are printing
Christmas cards, business
cards, wedding invitations
and personalized stationery.
At Iowa State, 1960 Greek
Week festivities began with
a snake dance around so
rority circle to the armory,
where there was a talk on
the future of the Fraternity
The Student Activities
Board at Kansas State Uni
versity reports 65 student
organizations are on proba
tion with them for not fil
ing organizational reports.
These reports were due
last spring. Organizations
on probation may not meet
in the Union or have so
cial functions approved.
Sixty countries will be
represented among the 510
foreign students this fall at
Iowa State University. Can
ada has the most students
of any of the countries: 4L
Indian students on cam
pus nearly doubled their
numbers this fall, with a
total near that of Canada's.
There are also 24 Japanese
students and 32 Formosans
at Iowa State.
The Iowa State Library
negotiates an annual bock
program with countries be
hind the Iron Curtain. Lists
of available material are
sent to the countries par
ticipating, in exchange for
their lists. In this manner,
a constant exchange of pub
lications and information is
Students at Iowa State
have a special way of as
suring good grades on ex
aminations. The Memorial
Union fountain is new being
than a pack
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Parents ore interested in the activities
of your University, too
Con tart the business offjee 3-3 P.M. daily
lo order your subscription for the
used for pitching pennies
and making wishes.
The end has come to ex
changing activity cards to
get friends into football
games, unless Iowa State
students can outwit photo
graphs. All student identification
cards win have a photo
graph of the owner. A main
advantage for the students i
will be having a better
means of identification for
Members of Farmhouse,
Alpha Kappa Lamb a and
Alpha Chi Omega at Iowa
State had rather unusual
rush weeks this year.
None of the three houses
have permanent housing at
the time. Farmhouse has
been using a home man: ';
agement house because
their fraternity house was
partially destroyed by a
fire in January.
Alpha Kappa Lamba is a
local scheduled to go na
tional which has a small
headquarters. Alpha Chi
Omega was recently colo
nized, and has plans for a
house next year.
'Bovine Views" will be a
regular column designed to
give a thorough coverage
of the Ag campus and ac
quaint the readers with its
activities, events and hap
penings. Perhaps the best way to
begin a new column is to
look for something new to
happen. Ag campus has
many new things this fall
but one particular one falls
in the activity category.
This activity w a s a pro
ed party on Sept. 20.
Faculty and students
both realized that many
time it was difficult to get
freshman to lake a good
look at the campus and to
meet the faculty. With this
in mind the faculty, with
the aid of the Ag Union,
began last spring to plan
for the party.
The faculty decided that
each freshman should view
each department and get a
brief of the idea of the
projects carried on in each
Under the direction of
Foster G. Owens, professor
of dairy husbandry, the
faculty mapped out the
plan of a progressive par
ty where each freshman
would visit each depart
ment for IS minutes. T
keep it a party type idea,
the faculty decided that
each department weald
give the freshman a food
which represented sme
phase of their department
Tuesday night more than
200 confused Ag fresh
man massed to the Ag Un
ion where the Union board
and chairman acted as
guides for the tour.
by Jerry Lamberson
Also new "on the Ag
iampus this year is the co
educational dorm in B u r r
At first glance, especial
ly ones made by the coeds'
parents, it appears that
such a situation would not
be advisable. But a far
iher look at the new pro
gran, can convince one that
it has every possibility U
be a success.
The two wings of Burr
Hall are only connected by
a lobby on the lower floor.
The second and third floors
do net join in any way.
Therelore the only possi
bility of trouble seems to
lie via the lobby.
University officials seem
to sense any possible trou
ble and has the lobby and
each floor stocked with
counselors and ' advisors.
Distinct signs marking the
men's and the women's
areas are on each section
and v iolation of these signs
carries a heavy penalty.
This penalty, dorm dis
missal with a possible
school expelling, was pro
posed by University offi
cials Therefore the lobby
is the only common ground
between the sexes.
This coed program
should have every possibil
ity of being successful. With
coeds only a lobby away,
the male students will be
sprucing np their manners
and appearance trying es
pecially hard to please the
And as a last reminder
I must say, "Huzzah for
the coed dorm, let's try to
make this a campus wide
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