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EDITORIAL
It's
WE DOUBT that anyone has given a
more beautiful, lasting gift to the people
of Nebraska than has Mrs. A. B. Shel
don. And we, as students spending most
of our time on the campus and near the
Sheldon Art Gallery, will receive the
most benefit from toe magnificent art
certer.
Philip Johnson, New . York architect
who created the Gallery, paid a high
tribute to Mrs. Sheldon in saying, "The
most important fact of the museum is
Mrs. Sheldon. The will of this woman
made the museum. She wanted to build
for art in Nebraska. She didn't care how
big it was, she just wanted it to be
beautiful."
IT IS almost impossible to believe
SCRIP
SCRIP, THE campus literary maga
zine, is now on sale in the Student Un
ion and at the campus bookstores. And,
if all students were aware of the qual
ity and excellence of the publication,
we're sure that all of the copies would
be sold out.
An award-winning short story and a
collection of prize-winning poetry is in
cluded in the booklet. As for the other"
student writings . . . we're sure that al
The Cutte of 75,000
ONCE UPON a time (right now) the
University's Love Library had 15,000 of
the most recent science, humanities and
medical texts hidden in its basement
from .the 1 students. Only partially
catalogued and almost entirely inaccess
ible to students and professors who need
them for research or reference, this val
uable cache has to be and will be hid
den away until the library can hire with
money an adequate staff to catalogue
and shelve them.
Ever have trouble finding a book in
the card catlogue maze? It's no wonder.
There should be an information librar
ian on duty by the card catalogue to
help students locate the material they
need, but the library can't afford to -employ
such a person, a standard part of
university libraries this size elsewhere.
We lose hours, energy, and possibly
don't find the material we need at all,
even though it may be in the library.
Needless to say, grades and caliber of
work are proprotionately lowered.
MEANWHILE, DOWN at the Univer
sity of Missouri, an institution with a
comparable program and size as ours,
their library spends $450,000 a year for
purchase of new books and on binding.
The University's Love Library must be
satisifed with $250,000, making it impos
sible to keep up with the deluge of scien
tific and medical texts and studies pub
lished since WW1.
Over the past six years, the growth
and development phases of all University
operations have been held down, including
library operations. This year, the library
Congratulations to G.
Robert Ross. He is here
by granted the award for
being the Most Evasive
of the Year.
In the last column writ
ten by the "old guard",
Dr. Ross wag asked to
specifically dispel four
rumors. Since he hasn't,
and since he didn't even
try, we are only to as
sume that he Intends to
allow the students on the
now r u b b e r-stamplsh
Union Board each one ex
tra ink pad per tnonth;
that he is serious about
putting the new dean of
men on the IFC Execu
tive Council; that he does
have Intentions of "even
tual censorship" of the Ne
braskan and other publi
cations; that somehow,
he is going to place ex
tra strong strings on all
student organizations
through his activities of
fice and then play "pup
peteer." The statement was nice,
praising God,' Mother,
Country and Apple Pie.
Now it would be nice if
you were to tell us just
what the heck is coming
off around old NU.
"
' Maybe the administra
tion feels that students
don't need to know any
thing about what affects
them directly or indirect
SEVENTY-SECOND YEAR OF
PUBLICATION
Telephone 477-8711, ext. 2538, 2589, 2S30
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Member Associated Collegiate Press,
International Press Representative, Na
tional Advertising Service, Incorporated..
Published at: Room 51, Student Union,
Lincoln 8, Nebraska.
nr
Award Winner
is requesting funds to hire THIRTEEN
additional staff members to help catch
up on the backlog of work. Just think,
IF WE GET ENOUGH BUDGET MON
EY, we students may be able to find on
the shelves books and studies that were
published three years ago, long after the
same materials were available to schools
much smaller than our own.
ONE OF the most unfortunate results
of a university library being without ade
quate staff and funds is that something
must be cut out. Some time ago, steps
were taken to cut out library service to
all Lincoln high school students and all
near-by Nebraska colleges, as well as
discontinuing a course which trained li
brarians in Nebraska high schools and
community libraries for their positions.
Several years ago Love Library was
the reserarch center for special studies
carried on by student and faculty of Ne
braska colleges and high schools. No long
er cstn we afford to serve all Nebraska.
MR. FRANK A Lundy, director of
University Libraries, has indicated that
the next step will be to cut back on li
brary hours, reducing the time that we
can use the materials which Nebraska
tax money has purchased. Too bad that
we don't have sufficient tax money to be
able to use the material in the way that
most universities do.
I wonder if our state senators know
about our library, which was once
ranked beside Harvard and Princeton as
being one of the three most progressive
in America. I wonder . . .
torn koutouc
ly. Maybe they feel that
they don't have to com
municate with anyone.
Whether or not the pro
gram you are proposing
is right or wong, needed
or not needed, approved
or disapproved, is not the
point in question. The
point in question is, how
ever, the method used.
From what the mem
bers on the Board of
Managers have said, they
received "Working Pa
pers" which read like de
crees. They talked indl
dtvldually with the Oean,
but received a different
impression. They stated
that they were not actual
ly given an opportunity
to suggest anything earli
er than the past two
weeks, while they knew
the Union Director and
members of his staff
were completely aware of
the proposed changes
months ago.
Why all the secrecy, Dr.
Ross?
Don't you have any
faith in the ability of
students to understand
suggestions which are
good and necessary? Aft
er all, shouldn't student
activities BE student ac
- tlvitles? Shouldn't s stu
dents make the decisions
which govern them? (One
would think they should
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Friday, May 17, 19631
that one person would have such an un-
selfish goal to attain it's unusual for
one person to want to provide something
beautiful for her fellow citizens and for
beautiful art, no matter what the cost.
We owe a great deal to Mrs. Shel-
don, and we're sure that we will realize
this even more after the gallery has
been a part of our campus for a longer 1
time after we have received cultural
benefits from it day after day.
THE ONLY way in which we can re-
pay Mrs. Sheldon for her gift is to ap-
preciate, admire and make use of the I
building which brings so much to our
once cultural wilderness.
This we promise to do, and it will
be a never-ending pleasure to do so.
most any of the works could easily gain
award recognition.
THE COVER and inside' illustrations!
are excellent. In fact, the physical Bp-
pearance of the most recent issue of
SCRIP far excels past editions.
EVERYONE SHOULD have a copy of 1
SCRIP . . . promising writing talent has
again been found on the University cam-
pus! I
Books
by don ferguson
have a definite and effec
tive say in directing $80,
000 per semester in stu
dent fees to the Union.)
We were also amused
by one statement you
made in your "answer"
In which you stated that
. . . "The sum total of a
student's experience on
and about the campus
com .(Hull's the Mnilcnl's
education. Hopefully these
experiences lead to the
attainment of Institutional
objectives."
We would think that the
institutional "objective"
would be more concerned
over what the student
feels his needs ape in re
lationship with those you
say they have to be. The
people in activities didn't
get involved because they
wanted to be TOLD. They
are in activities for
a part of their education.
Students learn by doing.
They Jearn by making
mistakes. They learn by
working with people, not
by being directed from
above.
Dr. Ross, your activity
student body is con
cerned. We would think
that now, not after finals
start or next fall after
changes have been final
ized, is the time to con
sult them on a factual
basis, not on directive
Papers".
elan matter.
Mm mM, ai lk
The Dally N?hranka If publlalwd Monday. Wadnfaday.
to all
Prominent University
"has beens" had the time
of their life yesterday
they again felt that they
"belonged."
S i n c e the School of
Journalism Integrated
classes left for two day
field trips, the Daily Ne
braskan was left' with a
skeleton staff. In fact, the
skeleton was not even
complete . . . two , of the
top three editorial posi
tions were left vacant
no one to assign the sto
ries and no one to lay
out the pages of a six
page paper.
WHAT to do? 'Twas sim
ple flip through the
pages of the "Has Been
Directory" and call on
Don "Old Guard" Fergu
son and Jim "JOF" For
rest, two past editors of
the Dally Nebraskan.
Don, in assigning and
planning the day's news,
tried everything possible
to find the biggest scoop
of the year he left the
office last night realizing
that nothing, just nothing,
happens on the Universi
ty campus.
Jim had a heyday as
he sat in the battered
chair he occupied behind
the desk "long ago"
he even took up cigar
smoking again in order to
play the role.
They had a good time
... we who were left of
the regular staff enjoyed
watching the rusty Ne
braskan alums get back
into the routine . . . and,
we thank them for their
assistance when they
were most needed.
And, just a note for
those who will see Don
and Jim later today . . .
give them a big smile and
a pat on the back, be
cause we're sure that
tney will be down in the
dumps for a while.
They've again retired to
the ranks of the "has
beens." But, wasn't it fun
while it lasted?
(P.S. Pam Holloway,
you're reporting ability
came into the open yes
terday. Why didn't you
ever realize that you be
longed oh the Daily Ne
braskaiU staff instead of
Serving t Cornhusker
business manager? Too
late now to switch ...
you too have graduated
into the has been ranks.)
J-
iSheldon Opening
TO THE EDITOR: ' T
1 Today marks the stu-
1 dent opening of the Shel-
1 don Art Gallery, donated
by the Sheldon family and
I designed by architect
1 Phillip Johnson. It is the
result of a love of beauty
and art, and a desire to
see it perpetuated in a
state which has been re-
ferred to as a "cultural
wilderness."
1 In their donations, the
Sheldons made only one
1 request, that the building
I be a work of art. I think
that our University can
proudly say that Sheldon
is such a work and
more.
Mr. Geske of the Uni-
versity Art Department
s has spent months, not
only with the actual me- '
chanics of the building
g and the famous guests,
but also with plans for in-
i suring that the students
on the campus see the
1 museum and enjoy it.
I As part of this program,
I the University of Nebras-
I ka Builders has offered
I its entire membership to
Hi host the visitors and stu-
dents. We would like to
I urge you to take part in
the opening of Sheldon
Art Gallery; it will be an
i experience unlike any you
I have had fn Nebraska,
i LINDA RENO
1 Builders
WOIITEflEY CAFE
C00 No. 48 Ph. 4S4-I778
MEXICAN
FOOD IS OUX SPECIALTY
Dlnln Room Service
Also Take Ont Orders:
Open Dally 4 P.M. to 11 P.M.
Sat. A 8nn. 4 P.M. Midnlte
CLOSED MONDAYS
i
Smut
gyre
It has recently been
brought to the attention
of those who putrify the
pages of the Daily Ne
braskan with their inter
mittent gabble that there
is only one accepted form
for the promulgation of
propaganda in favor of
anything on this campus.
Conforming to the norm
is by no means an indi
cation of appreciation of
its form, but until a bet
ter way appears, we will
rename the present col
umn form, and proceed
ceed as follows:
FROM: gyre and gimble
. TO: THE NOBLE AND
GENTLE READER
REf The general "re" of
the last few days
battle.
It is indeed with a great
deal of veneration and
appreciation that has
gyre and gimble witnessed
the working of the people,
in activities on this cam- '
pus. Gyre knows that
they, as it feels that the
snbliminary rewards of
honest sweat from brows
making the decisions is
no more than a physical
manifestation of the ex
citing and Invigorating
. grand .design that in no
" way can compare to the
aesthetic beauty of a Uni
versity buck sheet.
However, the University
Is more than a mere grist
mill to please the stu
dents. NU has high
er goals in mind. As long
as NU is to be an institu
tion for the purveying of
higher education, the en
tire populace of the area,
which naturally includes
the nimble minds of stu
dents, faculty and admin
istrators, must do t h e i r
best to work for the bet
terment of the whole situ
ation. As well all know, John
Locke said, "A university
divided against itself can
not stand," and for this
reason it Is imperative
that 10,000 of the student
body unite with the 900
.of the faculty and admin
istration because Adminl
does not recognize the in
herent possibility of don't
tread on me.
The sum total of the
student's experience on
this campus Is directly'
proportional to how often
he disobeys the rules that
hove been set up by
much wiser men. It Is
these experiences guided
by the loving hand of the
older generation that help
immensely In preparing
'the students for the mar
velous Opportunity to
'make decisions. :'
It has been said by a
ATTENTiON!
' ' Business Administration ' . ,
Graduate Students
Excellent Opportunity For Valuable
Management Experience
At The NEBRASKA UNION
Part-time wwkenl night iupervlwr partition available June 1 to continue
Into the Fall & Spring Semoiilws
For Interview, Contact: Mr. Barnes, Ast't Managing Director, Nebraska Union,
Administrative Office 111
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will IT TIP
few that there are certain
not so above-board ac
tions that are being prom
ulgated by people of cer
tain degrees of authority
at this institution.
This hurt me deeply.
How can anyone say
that? It is common knowl
edge that the student is
always told what is done,
although not necessarily
what is being done.
Gyre and Gimble Is
committed to the principle
that the problems of sch
munity should remain at
the level of Einsteins the
ory of relativity, and
those young upstarts who
contend otherwise are no
more than a speck of
putrification on the
benign face of the Uni
versity. There are probably
some of you who would
like to continue this dis
cussion further, for per
haps you feel that I have
circumvented the ques
tions placed before me,
and perhaps even feel
that I am trying to evade
the situation completely.
Gyre and Gimble does
however remain open to
all suggestions and they
will be weighed on t h e
balance of principle, jus
tice, University buck
sheets for everyone.
h
It does indeed seem too
bad that one has to wade
through such a maze of
verbage to come to the
8 i m p I e conclusion that
black is still black, and
gray days are the product
of gross misrepresentation
of fact on most instances.
It would seem that the
mostly likely conclusion
that one should reach
from reading such an en
tertaining and Informative
collection of multi-syllable
sentences Is that the
quickest way to ihe col
legians' brain Is not the
recital of the vocabulary,
but perhaps a simple ex
planation is more essen
and 0ff?iM
Sigma Phi Epsilon
AH University
PARKING LOT PROWL
8-12 Saturday Night
with the
VELAIRES
Recording Stan of
"Stick & Stones"
"Dream1
"Roll Over Beethotmn
"BraxIT
i
THE SCALES ?
tial facts pertaining to the
rumors.
And these days, we do
have rumors. For once the
Rumor Mill didn't do it.
Sigh!
Problem
Of The
Week
By Pi Mu Epsilon
PROBLEM: Mary's and
Ann's ages combined total
44 years. Mary is twice as
old as Ann was when
Mary was half as old as
Ann will be when Ann is
three times as old as Mary
was when Mary was three
times as old as Ann. How
old is Ann?
Bring or send answers
to this week's problems to
210 Burnett. The solution
i will be printed next week
along with another prob
lem. SOLUTION: 420 paral
lelograms can be formed.
Lyle Vannier, Lane Isaac
son, Edgar Pearce and
Dennis Rickey solved last
week's problem.
rnp HAM
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