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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 9, 1962)
Avoid Speculation, Emotion
There Is no doubting the great inter
est among students and faculty on our
-campus concerning the current sub-rosa
stir. Along with this interest is the un
avoidable urge to talk about what has
happened, what is happening and 'what
is going to happen. However, just how
much real factual information is avail
able to us concerning this situation? Not
AH 'that "has been released by the Di
vision of Student Affairs is that a group
of students have been suspended for an
indefinite 'period of time after admitting
membership in Pi Xi, one of three ub
Tosas currently active on campus. This
is all the information that has been re
leased Or confirmed by the Administra
tion. Even the names of the individuals
"have never been released or confirmed
by the Division of Student Affairs. The
Nebraskan obtained these names through
its own initiative and sources and "Will
continue to do so in all cases where sub
rosas are suspended.
With a Very limited amount of in
formation great caution should be taken
on the part of all students and faculty
In speculating on sub-roses, their mem
bers and activities of the Administra
tion. Special care should be taken to
avoid emotion when discussions take
place. The amount of support in the ac
tions taken by Dean Ross and his office
ranges over a 'wide spectrum of opinion
among students from complete sup
port to equally complete condemnation.
Emotions can run just as high as the
beat of debate or feeling towards this
situation. Emotions, however, will not
aid either stand of support of condemn
ation. Dean Ross lias expressed his desire
to eliminate emotion Or at least bold it
down. His dealings With these students
avoids emotional considerations. The
members of the sub-rosas are violating
the rules of the University, their houses
and the mores -of their society. The Di
vision of Student Affairs is acting within
its designated powers and in considera
tion of an established University policy
any member of a sub-rosa is subject
Dean Ross bas said in public that
the students suspended so far knew that
if they were caught it would mean sus
pension; they have had the chance to
appeal and have declined to do so; and
have said that the action and decision
of the Administration were not unfair.
They knew, as do all -other members 'Of
sub-rosas, when they pledged that if they
Were ever caught it meant suspension for
a period of time. In a situation like this,
emotion has no place.
Speculation is another evil that comes
quickly in situations where little actual
fact is known or understood. This Was
obvious from some of the questions asked
of Dean Ross and Dr. Shagrue yesterday
afternoon by students. The students, how
ever, who did attend yesterdays meeting
heard the replies by these two adminis
trators now understand the position of the
University with respect to sub-rosas bet
ter than the students who did not attend.
Next week a statement will be made and
published in the Nebraskan from t he
Chancellor's office explaining in specific
terms the complete position of our Uni
versity, why sub-rosas are outlawed,
"why membership or association consti
tutes automatic suspension, etc. U h t i l
then most information is founded on spec
ulation and guess work. Avoid it!
Need Support of Students
"Why liave an All University Fund
drive? Why try something really new
such as "AUFul" Night to give more im
petus to the student drive? Why give
through AUF? Why give?
This is the year when members of
the AUF organization climbed pretty far
out on a limb. They felt they had to
if AUF is to serve its purpose. The pan
cakes served at last 'year's AUF special
event settled too heavy on most stomachs
And let's look at total sheckels shelled
out by "generous" students in relation to
the population explosion on the NU cam
pus. Last year's total funds netted were
$4,900. About seven years ago, a relatively
smaller enrollment netted nearly $11,000.
More than $3,000 was raised at the car
nival night alone. Fraternity donations
averaged about $1,800. Other segments
of the NU population contributed similar
LastVear fraternity contributions
were about $700. Only 15 fraternities ac
tually gave contributions, and one house
with over 100 members on its rolls gave
the huge sum of $12. Let's not pick on
the fraternity men they are o h'ly
one segment of the total. But when AUF
practically snapped that limb they're -on
each fraternity as well as of other organ
ized living units to a free drive kick-off
dinner, only four or five fraternity heads
bothered to reply, and fewer than that
appeared. Contrast that, if you will, with
almost 100 per cent attendance from oth
AUFul "Nighi, is something new
aimed directly at the students with the
goal of 100 per cent participation. The
only service organization on the Univer
sity campus authorized to solicit funds
for student-chosen charities will accom
plish nothing if the students fail to par
ticipate. You are the "U" in AUF.
So we say "h-" to keep
it clean for our younger
readers and someone says
we should say 'hell' if we
mean "hell" and not fool
around. So we print "hell"
and someone says we
So we retire to our cu
bicle to read this piece
given us by an understand
Getting out this news
paper is no picnic.
If we print Jokes, peo
ple say we are silly.
If we don't, they say
'we are too serious.
If We stick close to the
Not to 'H-
office all day,
We ought to be around
If we go out and try
We ought to be on the
job in the office.
If we don't print con
tributions, We don't appreciate
And if we do print
them, the paper is
filled with junk.
If we edit the other
fellow's write-up, we
are too critical;
If we don't, we're
If we clip things from
We're too lazy to write
If we don't, 'we are
stuck with our own
Now, like as not, some
guy will say
We swiped this from
some other publica
tion. We did! The Iwakuni
Tori Teller. (Thanks)
SEVENTY-SECOND YEAR OF
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The re-election of 'Gov. Frank Morrison over the
strong -opposition of Republican -challenger Fred Seaton
-cannot be -considered anything "but a great victory for
the Democratic Tarty of Nebraska.
In -evaluating the elections of all 'Other state and
national -offices, the -picture Is not s0 bright. The re
sults 'would seem to Indicate that the number of Dem
ocrats In the state is rapidly -diminishing. Vet, exactly
the opposite is true. The Democratic Party is grow
ing in we rapidiy and is substantially reducing the
heretofore heavy Republican majority in Wiany areas
of the state.
Why, then, this paradoxical situation1? Tt 'is appar
ent that the responsibility for It lies 'in the state -organization.
The Nebraska Democratic Party is -controlled
by the present National Committeeman, who
has usurped this control from its rightful -owners.
The immediate past -election vividly -demonstrates
the miserable job that he has -done in -organizing the
Party and gaining support for Its -candidates. The -only
Democrat -elected to a "state -or 'national -office was
done so without the National Committeeman's support
and without the hacking -of the 'full "State Central Com
mittee. The Democratic Party 'is embarking -on its third
-consecutive term at the helm -of the state government.
Yet it is not as well off now as when Governor Brooks,
tate Treasurer "Larsen, and Congressmen Brock and
McGinley won In 1958. Since 1958 there has been talk
but no action a paid full-time, executive secretary
but no results.
A paltry $7,000 scraped together four weeks "before
the general election, and spent on a general -campaign
oriented toward one candidate was political folly. The
official Democratic organization is going to have to
answer to the Party or the Party will have to right
fully answer to the people of Nebraska.
Rather than provide the type -of leadership that the
Party so vitally needs at this time, the state organi
zation has held back and even opposed that leader
ship. At a time when the Democratic Party is mak
ing great progress numerically in Nebraska, it urgently
needs dynamic, progressive leadership to -organize its
efforts. Such leadership is totally lacking in the state
organization. Nebraskans, Democrat and Republican, do
not need or want small time Tammanys, Pendergasts,
This is the record of our state organization but
will the present conditions -continue? Not if the lead
ership of the Party is wrested from the National Com
mitteeman by conscientious Democrats and placed into
the hands of those who have the best interests of the
Party and the State in mind. The governorship is now
occupied by a capable man who can provide the nec
essary type of leadership. Couple this with a state
chairman who -can work effectively with the Governor,
and the Democratic Party can -easily become a potent
factor on the Nebraska political scene.
The key to the future of the Nebraska Democratic
Party lies in Governor Frank Morrison and .other con
scientious Democrats throughout the state. It can be
a very bright future.
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-on this column, so it is time that I say that the views
which 1 'express re wiy wn ideas s to what the
Republican iparty is
The Jpast -election was a wiixture of victory -and
-defeat. There will be time enough in the inext two
years to analyze the victories. Our task "now is to deal
with the -defeats and iprevent their ifirrther occurence.
The important thing for ws ?iow is to -discover the
basic, 'underlying reasons for -our losses. Without
-doubt, -one -of -our failures has been in tnot clearly de
fining the Republican iphilosophy. Since the demise f
the late Senator Robert Taft of Chio, the effort to dem.
-onstate -clearly 'Our iphilosophy ttf govemmerit has been
minimal; m& that this has had a very telling effect
in the 3940's when people such -as Taft, Nixon, m&
Dewey (and yes, even McCarthy1) were battling with
Acheson, Mrs. Roosevelt, -and Stevenson, there was not
Republican iphilosophy. And When Chambers (faced Hiss
-on the witness stand, the issues were -clear.
Through the 1950's we 'have failed, however., to
observably -demonstrate -our beliefs. We have failed to
show that -our votes of '"no" -do not irepresertt 'negativ
ism; but, rather, that they are the -expression bf -a (posi
tive iphilosophy, -expressed in the only available "means
opens to 'us in the ipresent historical situation.
This is, however, only -one of the iproblems whidh
we have -created for -ourselves. Another lies in the field
-of public relations. That the Democrats have succeeded
in projecting a favorable -public image to the ipeople
and that we have failed was being "made clear in I960.
With this -election it should be "made clear to everyone.
What we need is someone of the caliber of Salinger,
and surely someone of that calier is available. We
must realize, however, that image projection has be
come increasingly important; and that we must 'de
velop this area of our rparty.
Nebraska Republicans were as 'much surprised as
disappointed in the Te-election of Democrat Frank Mor
rison, but probably :no more surprised than Morrison
himself. The reasons for our loss are manifold; and,
no doubt, candidate Seaton was one of them. He was
a good candidate, setting forth clear issues and bat
tling on principles, not personality. But -off the -speaker's
rostrum he did 'poorly. We was a 'poor shake-the-hand,
meet-the-people -candidate from the first. It is
Onfortunate that a -dynamic personality is 'needed, and
that issues alone are not the deciding factor. Again
this becomes a problem -of public relations, and we
must face Teality.
Having dealt for the most part with our losses, -this
article probably tends to be -defeatist in Its outlook.
Nothing could be further from the truth. -Examined
without emotion and in the light of Teason, this elec
tion holds a great -deal of -optimism. We Republicans
have a large job ahead of us, but this makes it a chall
enge. The challenge is this
We, first of all, must begin to accentuate the Re
publican philosophy: that man has 'certain Inalienable
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