The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 14, 1963, Page Page 2, Image 2
mm Pnn 5 EDITORIAL 1. 0 3WI113; JW ill Ill f'g l ' 1 NEt Then and Now The Generation of Silence? SUITORS VOTE: In MM Dally Nrbrmkm. n editorial writer eenrnientea' m (he eharire that rollerr stndenta re the "Meat (mention." la 1963, the eame Fierce b (till Deittf made. Men have dubbed the present breed of college students '"the silent generation," deploring their apathy, detesting their conformity, deriding their sense of values. And, perhaps the derisive title has been earned. Certainly the legendary student radi cals, fiery and idealistic, filled with ideas for reforming the world, are a dying race. Maybe the pursuit of knowledge is slowing to a weary walk. Perhaps the mind of the average student is only a mimeograph, faithfully reproducing the stencil of society. But before "'silent generation" is de plored, one ought to go back a little fur ther. Is the conforming student a breed apart, or does his presence on the cam pus merely indicate the extent to which Reader Questions 'Old Guard' Views To the Editor: Sometimes one wishes old soldier would fade away or maybe even die. Yesterday was one of those days. I hope the term "old guard" doesn't apply to seniors, but just to people who have been around for more than four years. Because I, for one, would hate to think Don Fergu son presumed to speak for me. I guess he missed lambasting YWCA and Red Cross but that's about all. Maybe IFC presidents Just get narrow-minded at least that one 4id. The" only admitted worthwhile organization for Ferguson is Fraternity. Therefore, all women and all male Independents are out of luck, I guess. We are doomed to hopeless de generacy. Worst of all, SEVENTY-SECOND YEAR OF , PUBLICATION telephone 4774711, ext. 2588, 2589, 2505 Member Associated Collegiate Prens, International Press Representative Ma Conul Advertising Service, incorporated. Published at: Room SI, Student Union, Lincoln 8, Nebraska. Mb & R ftaeroeea Hllnt Bininem ajanaeara Clreiilallon Manager SabacrlRtUH; .".lamaer ........ rmtn Mention Tdllor ,....,.,.,. fcewa rdltor . ,. Hnortg Klftr . . , Com Kiillun ft:... ....... Hnlr Stall W, ten , . . Jnneor Mall Writer ,.,,,,,,,.,.. rhotoirranaer ateaerlefa ..,................,,,..,, if MORB SPSAWN' conformity in all society has gone? If non-conformity is synonymous with trouble-making, in the mind of society, and if trouble-making is the worst of all sins if even non-conformity begins to follow a pattern of conformity why then should not the student be expected to reflect the patterns of his society? Are we the silent generation or the silenced generation? Did the tradition of conformity begin with us, or are we the first, crop of students to have been reared in its pattern? If the latter is true, and perhaps it is, then the problem of conformity becomes sharply acute. For if the rotting cancer of silence producing fear and apathy has reached even into the campus the last ground of idealists and radicals then we can only conclude that the whole of society has been or is being caught in its fearful growth. ti i not only are we not FRA TERNITY, we are not INTERFRATERNITY. Woe is us! The best thing to do, I guess, is just step aside and let the FRATERNI TY men run this o 1 d -world. After all, there's nothing to be gained from working with welfare families (that's Project), from getting to know the state solons (that's Stu dent Council), from par ticipating in Coed Follies (that's AWS), from put ting out information for the students qualifying for Regents exams (that's Builders and First Glance is non-profit, I might add). Only FRATERNITY is worthwhile. FRATERNI TIES never cut each oth er like sororities, you know. I've never heard a Phi Psi cut a Phi, have you? 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Good entertainment costs money, and Nebraska stu dents will not pay. And I can think of no reason why the Innocents shouldn't redecorate their room; at least some of them have worked hard to get where they are. The graduate seminar and graduate scholarships offered by the Mortar Boards look like worth while projects to me. Maybe the PGD'S will elect Ferguson national president. I'd even cam paign for that if it would take him off this cam pus! Vicky Cullen John KelMlnaer .) Ill Gunltnfca, hob Cunningham. Petar l.aee Jay Arnth Mike ManLean Linda Janaea Oary I.aner John Worrla Terry Andorann Lynn Porroron, Unetr Under, r7rndv Hoaera . Hue llovlk, .im Moore, Mukhii Hmilhherirer . John liflnnuiiliit Roaemary Nmellwood Mick Iteod, Jaa seek In Order To Be 1 peeiticf ITo C. K., F. L., and G. R. L: We shall attempt to cor relate three different def initions of justice: 1. Courtesy of Ge- wirth 2. Courtesy of the milk- man X. Courtesv nf "Rie-nts and Balm," closed edi- tintv Oxford Press. 1. "Ultimate moral norms . . . t. It takes a heap ot living , . . $. Once upon a midnight cautious , . . 1. Which dictate how and where . . , 2. America for Ameri cans ... 3. Nobody to Who . . . 1. Persons have a right . , . 2. Cecil B. can split the sea, but , . , 3. "Life is a formal word for other peoples problems . . , 1. To be treated . , . 2. To be treated , . . 3. Shall we re-live the Battle of Saratoga. 1. Both in them selves . . . 2. I am alone in a world of thorns 3. They who are anti bosom of the Lord . . , 1. And in relation to others . 2. W h e n we are all dressed up with iso place to go, like some dead atheists , . . 3. Let us not loosen our Belts . . . 1. Period. 2. Beastiality, existen tialism, and the "H." 3. Only those with wood tar in their galoshes. IFo Bf Who's responsible for the mess? If you pause to peruse any the local papers today you can see more charges and statements, and just as many counter charges and remanding statements concerning ev erything from George Morris' confirmation to the present tax structure to the University budget. So what? WTiat does it amount to? Who is on what side of the respec tive fences? For example, I think that the last budget voted by the legislature was in adequateand it looks like we will have a re peat performance. Yob probably disagree with some of the actions tak en by or not taken by the legislature also. So whom do yon hold responsible? The Governor? Yon cant do that. He's voted into office on a partisan basis and then he allegedly leads or guides men mho were voted in on a non partisan basis. Should you hold the ma jority leader responsible? You cant, because there isn't any majority leader there isn't even a mi nority party there aren't any parties at all! As a result you cant hold any body really responsible the Governor, majority leader, minority leader, the Republican Party, the Democrat Party, the re spective party leaders nobody. But, what about the in dividual legislator? Can't you hold him responsi ble? "I'm only one man and only one votehow can you expect twe to achieve an adequate budget or a tax reform, 1 have no control ver what my neighbor does." What an easy nay out. As a Tesult of the pres ent non-partisan organ ization in the legis lature, there are no parties, there are no platforms, few united stands, but most impor tant, there is no RE SPONSIBILITY for ac tions taken or not taken. You can't tell who stands for what, except every one is FOR mother love, the flag, sex-and apple pie, and from then on there are 43 little gov ernors running around beleaguered by the lob byists who thrive on the fact that there is not any party organization. You couldnit force the respon sibility for a sneeze out of the legislature, much less a budget! ; Not to Judge, nor to up hold with bias, but to pride myself and other non-affiliated students in the reason for being an INDE-pendent. This simply states a purpose for this column and others to follow by the same name. Not to judge, nor to degrade with bias the Greek system, but to discern their pur pose on our campus, be cause it is everyone's con cern, is also a purpose of this writer. Help Week, if it replaces Hell Week as a system of constructive practice to Instill in the 'pledge' a knowledge of responsibil ity arrives late on the scene, but it is progress to a purpose which should be found on the Univer sity scene. The Phi Delts have al ready begun publicity on their seat-belt drive and have had radio announce ments to the effect, planned visits to high schools in Lincoln and meeting with state legis lators to perfect their program. And, this is commendable. Now, if it is the purpose of the entire Greek sys tem to attach themselves to this attitude of m o r e adult "fun and games," then I think the system has its reason for being. In my four years here I have met many out standing persons equal ly as many in the Greek system as non-affiliated students. It appears, how ever, that there is always within the Independent a more serious approach to his "education," an edu cation which includes all aspects of learning. Is the preceding state ment a stereotype YES. Also included in the SasY In mine and other opin ions, Nebraska is in a crucial period today. She is faced with many prob lems, the least of which is not the University. These problems are cer tainly not impossible but I say that we need a par tisan legislature to deal with them. Then we would have a choice between two plat forms that deal with the vital issues of the day. Then a party would have to promulgate achieving an income tax or the like and then it could be held either voted in or not depending upon the voters' preference. And if a party was voted in the majority yon could hold them responsible for what they said they stood for. Yon would be able to perceive where the indi vidual legislator stands in relation to the two par tiesand, by voting for or against him, hold him responsible for his stands. At least we would have PARTY UNfc itO VJBRASKA INDE-sfructible stereotype of the Inde pendent is that he neith er has the class, wealth, personal appearance, nor college spirit this, too, is false. What then is the dif ference between Independ ent and non-Independents (Greeks)? Approaching it from the idea that the affiliated students enjoy their feel- why In the beginning State created the buildings and the grounds and the class rooms and the desks and the laboratories and the parking lots. And he called his creation Univer sity. And on the last day State created Student. And State saw Univer sity and said it was good. But Student was not satisfied with just Univer sity, but wanted more. So tempted by the Snake of New Ideal, Student bit into the Fruit of Fratern alism. And State was patient and said, "Let Student try to undertake such a project and make it suc ceed." And Student tried. Ten generations passed and Student still partook of the forbidden associa tion. And Student was guided by the wisdom of Tradition and the reason ing of the Stagnant and lived his own existence. And Student closed the doors of Fraternity to Progress and Dynamic Thinking. And State lost his pa tience and said, "I have given Student a chance to prove himself and he has failed." a fair chance at progress which is more than we have now, fa my opinion. Governor Morrison, con cerning this subject, stat ed his belief that Nebras ka is a one party state Republican and, thus, a partisan Legislature wouldnt work. His very presence in the Gover nor's Mansion belies the truth in that statement! The Governor also said that he feels that if there were a partisan legisla ture, any Interest group who could persuade the majority party leader, to their way of think ing would have their way since the rest of the par ty members would meek ly follow in line. In con trast to this, I would give the legislators credit for the ability to think for themselves and not be dictated to by anyone. This arrangement would make the Governor more effective, since he would have to agree or disa- by roger dodson ing of family or belong, ing as brothers and sis ters may be the main dif ference. However, non affiliated students do liva in dorms, apartments, etc. with others who they enjoy being with. They are most certainly not the non - gregarious re cluses their affiliated friends would maka them out to be. And State sent Univer sity a messenger in the form of Psychologist Dean. Psychologist Dean tried to tell Student in Fraternity to change his ways, throw away his bottles, open up his doors, and uncover his eyes. But Student in Fratern ity laughed and said, "Why must I change when the wisdom of Tradition and the reasoning of the Stagnant have guided me and shown me that I am right? How can you de stroy me when the king of Influential Alumni is protecting me?" And State grew Hgry. And State said to Psy chologist Dean, "Build a Boat of Trust and pre pare University for a Holocaust of Modern Re form." And Psychologist Dean built a Boat of Trust. And in the ensuing Holo caust of Modern Reform, Student in Fraternity was washed asunder crying to be let into the Boat But it was too late. And Student in Fratern ity cried, "Why must I die?" And State answered, "WTiy Not?" -Bailey TqIiq it by mike maclean gree with the stands be ing taken m the legisla ture. Another advantage the present situation would be that you wouldn't find the Omaha Senators all bunched to gether against other sec tions of the state, for they would be of both parties, and thus, mind ful of a platform as well as geography. And, we must realize that the entire political organization of the Unit ed States of America, as well as 49 other states in this Union, are organized on a two party, PARTI SAN basis. This alone doesn't make it right, but they seem to be manag ing. Granted there are dis advantages to the parti san organization. But' in my estimation it would save us from what w seem to be doing now muddling aimlessly into the future.