The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 14, 1963, Image 2

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Monday, Oct. 14, 1963
Minus A Band?
Homecoming, one- of the biggest events during the fall
on college campuses, is just two short weeks away and
houses are beginning to get red, green, blue and purple fing
ers from twisting and stuffing crepe paper.
Through all of the busy, confusing preparation for
Homecoming, apparently one obvious question has gone
unnoticed by the student body. That question is "What
band is playing for the Homecoming Dance?"
In past years, the announcement of the selection of a
band has been made at least three weeks before the
dance. Lack of posters, Daily Nebraskan articles, tent
cards, and other publicity devices points a big finger to
this absence of information. Trying to get the news from
any Corn Cob member is trying to pull hen's teeth. You
can't. Probably no secret on campus has ever been kept
better than this one.
Does the Corn Cob who made the announcement at
Friday's pep rally really expect to sell a lot of Homecoming
Dance tickets just on the 'basis of his speech. That an
nouncement was probably the most general pep talk ever
given on the University campus. It was also missing one
of the most important selling points of Homecoming Dance
tickets . . . that of a name band playing.
All sorts of ideas come to mind because of this cloak
of silence regarding the band. Are tlhey having trouble
signing a band? Is the band good, or is it more of the
quality that houses get to play at woodsies? Is there going
to be a band?
But confidence in the ability of Corn Cobs to get a band
brings ns back to reality. We are sure that they have a
band and probably a good one, but why don't they tell us?
Logic would tell us that this would hurt sales rather than
help because most students are busy planning the week
end. If there is not a good band to keep them here for the
dance, other parties and events are going to be planned.
If there is a good reason why Corn Cobs cannot tell us
who the band is, then maybe they can tell us why this is so.
If not, let's see that announcement in the Daily Nebraskan
or any other media soon.
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The Daily Nebraskan
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Sammy Pseucfo Intellect
Who Laughs At Society
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by susan Stanley
Don't ask me how or why,
but I am finding myself
teaching a Wednesday night
charm class at a local com
munity center. As if that
weren't enough, my guinea
pigs are 13 junior high
school age girls all
screamingly, gigglingly,
jabberingty mine.
When I undertook the pro
ject, I had glorious visions
of turning my charges (then
unseen, of course . . .) into
lovely little ladies, and had
even organized a set of lec
tures on subjects which
seemed the most helpful.
Sample: "What Is
Charm," (or "How Can
You Snare Eddie Glumdal
clitch Who Sits In the Back
Row In Mr. Barfs Third
Period Social Studies
Class.") Or, there could
have been "Clothing to Suit
You," otherwise known as
"How to Dress for the
Eighth Grade Party Better
than that Snotty New Girl
Who Gets All Store-Bought-en
Well, that was a mistake
planning anything, that is.
To begin with, it's fairly
hard to teach all 13 of 'em
to be exquisitely mannered
when Teacher has every 30
seconds to holler "Can we
all be quiet for a minute,"
which rapidly deteriorated
to an agreed-upon code
Being very perceptive, I
soon ascertained that the
lecture method was not go
ing to work. Soooo ... I
divided them up into three
"committees" to write lists
of things which, bothered
them in r e g a r d to those
mystical qualities ( ? ),
poise and personality. Then
we would discuss the prob
lems as a group. All right,
fine. Now we had three lit
tle noisy groups, instead of
One big one, which was
I was absolutely amazed
at their questions in only
six or seven years, I had
completely forgotten what
had been so terribly crucial
in junior hih school.
Let's put "it this way: if
you were at a party with a
bunch of girls and your dress
split, what would you do?
How can you keep your
friends from acting so silly
in public? What do you do
when for embarrassingly
new and feminine reasons,
you have to leave the class
room immediately and
your teacher is a man?
Well, it was a nice idea
to talk with them about
hair styles, clothes, and
such . . .
Next Wednesday, we're
going to talk albout sex.
By Michael Young Rowland
Sammy Pseudo, the critical
intellectual, inhabits every
college campus. He is no spe
cial physical type, but he is
characterized by his skeptical
attitude toward all convention
al institutions, especially re
ligion and society; and he re
fuses to become involved in
them. One can easily find him
in a bull session in almost
any dormitory, fraternity
house, or local student hang
out. He never takes part in
any fad that is going around
campus, and he participates
in few of the accepted campus
social activities. Many times
he is a lone wolf socially, hav
ing few friends.
..Because most college girls
are hunting a husband, and
have no time for a critical in
tellectual analysis of life, Sam
my is almost always a male.
He may be tall or short, slen
der or fat, handsome or ugly.
He usually has a look of crit
ical mistrust on his face when
talking to someone about life
or some related subject. His
infrequent smiles are colored
with more than a hint of de
rision. He is not the most
likable person on the campus.
Sammy's favorite subject
for critical analysis is usually
religion, especially the par
ticular kind that prevails
where he is living. He delights
in pinning down the pious
Christian by refuting his most
precious belief, or answering
a more mature believer's con
viction.with a defiant, "Prove
it!" He reads everything that
he can find on religion which
he feels merits his time and
consideration. His method is
to find fault, not to find some
thing in which he can plSce
his trust. He usually feels that
truth can never be known for
sure, and that it is his job to
prove this fact to everyone
else. He does not profess
belief in any religion, and he
dismisses everyone else's con
victions as "blind emotion,
alism." "You can't accept
everything you've been
taught," he says. "You have
to think for yourself.'
When not criticizing religion,
Sammy criticizes society or,
more correctly, people who
constitute society. "Look at
those phonies! They're all
blind conformists!" he says of
fellow students who are cheer
ing the team on at a football
game. "I wouldn't join a union
for anything. They just cost
money and stir up trouble."
He makes these, comments
about striking workers walk
ing a picket line. Seeing peo
ple come out of church, he
says, "Look at all the phonies!
They're no better than I am,
and they know it. But would
they admit it? Never!" Al
though he is a part of society,
he never finds cause to criu
icize himself.
As one learns more about
Sammy, one finds that he is
usually not a member of any"
organization, nor is he active
ly involved in any constructive
aspect of campus life. He
would never join a club be
cause they are a "waste of
time." The only group ident
ity he claims is with those of
his own kind. He is willing to
analyze and criticize some
thing intellectually, but he
never dares to get personally
involved with it in trying to
test its validity. Only the cold,
calculating approach for Sam
my. He cannot afford to sub
ject himself to such a humble
act as giving himself for a
cause. He must stay aloof and
not become involved.
Sammy may be just passing
through a stage in his growth,
or his skepticism may be per
manent Usually he ac
quiesces in his position and
conforms to the conventional
later in life. Whatever his sit
uation, Sammy is seeking an
education and meaning for life
like everyone else, but he re
mains above his "unenlight
ened" fellows.
Rally Tops
Dear Editor:
Last week the students at
the University of Nebraska
had one of the most suc
cessful rally parades in the
history of the school. It was
conducted in an orderly
manner and well represent
ed by all living units.
This attitude shows that
tSie students can cooperate
and handle themselves in
a manner which is accept
able to all concerned.
On behalf of the Yell
Squad, Corn Cobs, Tassels,
the band and the Univer
sity Policy, I wish to con
gratulate students on a job
well done. Let's keep up the
good work.
Doug Busskohl,
Yell King
P Oill 1 wli
W ff
! J I I , Sattk-
Use Nebraskan Want A
16th fir P Sts.
Downtown Lincoln
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