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Steadily Better
According to the National Interfraternity Conference
(NIC) in New York, the scholarship averages of college
fraternities throughout the nation continued to surpass re
spective all-men's averages for the academic year 1962
63. Final tabulations show that in 59.3 percent of all col
leges reporting, all-fraternity-averages were higher than
The figures were compiled from comparable data
submitted by 'over three-quarters of all fraternity chap
ters in the U.S. and Canada 283 reporting institutions
with 3.038 fraternity chapters involved.
The NIC also reported that the improvement in fra
ternity scholarship has been particularly pronounced in
the last decade. Ten years ago only 40.3 per cent of the
colleges reporting showed the all-fraternity average high
er than corresponding all-men's.
The NIC reported that a similar improvement has
occurred in the nationwide percentage of individual fra
ternity chapters above all-men's averages. Out of 60 na
tional fraternity-organizations, 28 reported that at least a
majority of their chapters or more were above the all
men's averages on their respective campuses.
The data was developed from official sources supplied
directly by the institutions involved and was processed by
the scholarship reporting service of the NIC on a compar
able basis.
Curiously, the scholastic improvement of fraternity
members over their male colleagues at colleges and uni
versities throughout the nation has accompanied a nation
wide social attack on fraternities.
The response of fraternities to the demands of social
pressure certainly has done them credit and proved them
a beneficial and needed part of college life.
One wonders when the bickering will end?
The Civil Rights Bill
EDITOR'S NOTE: Because the Civil Rights Bill is
among the most significant recently proposed legislation
and because it is currently the cause of much delibera
tion in the U.S. Senate, the DAILY NEBRASKAN has
decided to print its full text for University students. The
DAILY NEBRASKAN'S copy was furnished by Richmond
Newspapers, Inc., Richmond. Virginia, which published a
full text of the bill as a public service. The bill will be
printed daily (nine installments) on the editorial page.
An Act
To enforce the constitu
tional right to vote, to con
fer jurisdiction upon the
district courts of the Unit
ed States to provide injunc
tive relief against discrim
ination in public accommo
dations, to authorize the
Attorney General to insti
tute suits to protect consti
tutional rights in public fa
cilities and public education
to extend the Commission
on Civil Rights, to prevent
discrimination in federally
assisted programs, to es
tablish a Commission on
Equal Employment Oppor
tunity, and for other pur
poses. Be it enacted by the Sen
ate and House of Represen
tatives of the United States
of America in Congress as
sembled, That this Act may
be cited as "The Civil
Rights Act of 1963."
Title I
Voting Rights
Sec. 1. Section 2004 of
the Revised Statutes (42
U.S.C. 1971), as amended
y section 131 of the Civil
Rights Act of 1957 ( Stat.
637), and as further amend
ed by section 601 of the Ci
vil Rights Act of 1960 (lA
Stat. 90), is further amend
ed as follows:
(a) Insert "1" after
"(a)" in subsection (a) and
add at the end cf subsec
tion (a) the following new
"(2) No person acting un
der color of law shall
"(A) in determining
whether any Individual is
qualified under State law
or laws to vote in any Fed
eral elections, apply any
standard, practice, or pro
cedure different from the
standards, practices, or pro
cedures applied under such
law or laws to other indi
viduals within the same
county, parish, or similar
political subdivision who
have been found by State
"officials to be qualified to
"(B) deny the right of
any Individual to vote in
any Federal election be
cause of an error or omis
sion of such individual on
sny record or paper relat
ing to any application, re
gistration, payment of poll
tax. or other act requisite to
voting, if such error or omis
sion is not materia in de
termining whether such in
dividual is qualified under
State law to vote in such
lection; or
"(C) employ any literacy
test as a qualification for
voting in any Federal elec
tion unless (i) such test is
Wednesday, May 13, 1964
administered to each indi
vidual wholly in writing ex
cept where an individual re
quests and State law auth
orizes a test other than in
writing, and (ii) a certified
copy of the test whether
written or oral and of the
answers given Dy the indi
vidual is furnished to him
within twenty-five days of
the submission of his re
quest made within the per
iod of time during which
records and papers are re
quired to be retained and
preserved pursuant to title
III of the Civil Rights Act
of 1960 (42 U.S.C. 1974-74e;
4 Stat. 88). "3i For pur
poses of this subsection
"(A) the term 'vote shall
have the same meaning as
in subsection (3) of this sec
tion; "(B) the phrase 'literacy
test' includes any test of
the ability to read, write,
any matter."
(b) Insert immediately
following the period at
the end of the first sentence
of subsection (c) the follow
ing new sentence: "If in any
such proceeding literacy is
a relevant fact there shall
be a rebuttable presump
tion that any person who
has not been adjudged an
incompetent and who has
completed the sixth grade
In a public school in, or a
private school accredited
by, any State or territory,
the District cf Columbia or
the Commonwealth of Puer
to Rico where instruction is
carried on predominantly in
the English language, pos
sesses sufficient literacy,
comprehension, and intelli
gence to vote in any Feder
al election."
(c) Add the following sub
section "(f)" and designate
the present subsection "(f)"
as subsection "(g)":
"it, When used in sub
sections (a) or (c) of this
section, the words 'Federal
election' shall mean any
general, special .or primary
election held solely or in
part for the purpose of elect
ing or selecting any candi
date for the office of Presi
dent, Vice President, presi
dential elector, Member of
the Senate, or Member of
the House of Representa
tives." (d) Add the following sub
section "(h)":
"(h) In any proceeding
instituted in any district
court of the United States
kder this section the At
torney General or any de
fendant in the proceeding
may file with the clerk of
such court a request that a
ourt of three judges be
convened to hear and de
(Cont. oo page 3)
ROTC Change Long Desired;
Those Concerned Deserve Thanks
By Arnie Garson
To all those who had a
hand in establishing the
voluntary ROTC program
at the University, the en
tire student body owes its
thanks. The change had
been advocated by many
for a long time and yet
when it came, it was still
somewhat of a surprise to
the students.
The rapidly expanding
enrollment was given as
one of the main reasons for
switching to the voluntary
program. But certainly the
work of Bob Kerrey and the
Student Cuncil Student Wel
fare Committee cannot be
Mrs. Thomas
Dear Editor:
The men of Phi Gamma
Delta would like to express
their gratitude to the many
individuals and groups who
offered their sympathy fol
lowing the recent loss of our
The cards which we re
ceived from nearly every
He's Real
Dear Editor:
Yes, Virginia. Keeker is
for real.
I realize that this is
springtime and things do
start crawling out of the
woodwork. This is not
meant to be derogatory in
any way.
At least you had the
tense to attack the speak
er. Facts always cloud up
an issue.
Now, what actually hap
pened: The person who was so
liciting votes from the Dem
ocrats and his poli. sci.
class for the Republican
torch-light parade is not an
officer of the YR's as Reck
er alledged. He is only
Resolution's Chairman.
Also, SANE did not try
to take over the YR's. It
was the Student Peace Un
ion. They didn't take over,
they just threw the elec
tion to the present officers.
(Need we mention that a
certain Greek-torch-cutter
signed a check for nine dol
lars to buy memberships to
vote in the election?)
The YR woodsie, (oops,
I mean "parade"), was on
ly an attempt of our ambi
tious poli ti cos to get a head
start on Spring Day's famed
"Return to the Vine" poli
cy, where everyone be
comes a little fruity.
So in conclusion, (I find
that this Is a good way
to end, at least everyone
know where the end Is),
let's all have one big drink
in at the DB1G to protest
(So I now fade out of the
letter, swinging from
branch to branch, shouting
from the top of my weary
A Fanatic Left-Winger j
underestimated. F o r, in
spite of the fact that I have
been both publicly and pri
vately critical of Kerrey
(his ROTC questionnaire in
particular) for not taking a
firm stand favoring the ab
olition of compulsory ROTC,
he did supply the regents
and administration with
complete reports.
Colonel Elmer Powell of
the Army ROTC depart
ment seemed to be some
w h a t disgruntled by the
news in his letter to cur
rently enrolled freshmen
ROTC students. But the
general student opinion
seemed to be disbelief at
fraternity and sorority were
greatly appreciated.
We would like to especial
ly thank Mrs. Nancy
Schneider, the housemother
of Alpha Tau Omega. The
consolation and advice she
provided was a great help
to each of us.
Mrs. Thomas was greatly
loved and respected by
every man in the chapter.
Thus the warm kindness
shown us surely reduced the
shock of her loss.
Lambda Nu of
Phi Gamma Delta
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first, then wild and enthusi
astic approval.
Col. Powell was present
ing a personal attitude de
veloped through a life in
the military. The students
were reacting to their per
sonal and group impres
sions of the basic ROTC
program at Nebraska. The
philosophies of the students
and Col. Powell are miles
Hopefully, now that the
voluntary program is here,
it will prove wrong both
Col. Powell and the stu
dents who were so hostile
to the compulsory program.
For there is a place for ad
vanced officer training in
higher education, and I be
lieve that the program has
now been placed in its prop
er position and will flourish.
But still, the student body
has proved that major
changes can be secured. A
fight is not useless just be
cause it does not bear im
mediate fruits. The ROTC
dispute was at least ten
years old before the results
were realized.
Yes. the Board of Regents
may have reached the same
decision at the same time
without a bit of student en
couragement. But then
again, voluntary ROTC may
not have come to the Uni
versity for another t e n
years, had not the students
put forth an organized ef
fort. And so, to all the stu
dents, who during the last
several years have worked
toward this goal; to the
Board of Regents who un
animously approved the
move; to the faculty and
administrators who in any
way had a hand in effect
ing the change, the student
body owes a hearty "thank
AUtfecaa oca SOCStTT
This 'Scrip' Worth
Reading, Despite Title
By Patsy Campbell
The University of Nebras
ka is fortunate to have on
its campus a student liter
ary magazine. (It is per
haps less fortunate in the
title SCRIP - but there it
is.) Such a magazine is
much needed on a college
campus and should be en
couraged. As a matter
of principle, I would urge all
students interested in Free
dom of Expression and En
couragement of the Arts
(pardon the cliches) to buy
SCRIP even if its contents
were unworthy. However, I
find myself in the pleasant
position of urging my fellow-
student to buy SCRIP be
case its quality is generally
quite good, and the reading
of it is bound to be interest
ing. My biggest quarrel with
the magazine is its choice
of the short story contest
winner "Fella" by Stuart
Wylie, Jr. It is my feeling
that not only was the win
ner not the best story in the
magazine, but further, that
it was far too short to have
been considered. It is really
no more than a nicely done
vignette as are almost all
of the so-c ailed short
stories in the magazine. If
longer, more worthy stories
are . not turned in in any
given semester, then no
prize should be given in that
But on to the bestowing of
laurels. The poetry of Roy
Scheele and of W. B. Napier
is excellent. Scheele's "The
oretic" is a fine piece of in
t e 1 1 e c t u a 1 suggestive
ness somehow reminiscent of
both Browning and Eliot.
His "Afterimage" is also a
lovely bit of poetry so skill
fully rhymed as to be al
most unnoticeably so. Na
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RF.RGER, news editor: FRANK PARTSCH, MICK ROOD, senior staff writers;
pher; PEGGY UPt r.CC .porta editor; JOHN HAI.LGREN. assistant (porta t&
tor, PRESTON LOVE circulation manager; JIM DICK, subscription manager;
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pier's "We Two" and his un
titled poem about crayon
sketching are fine. "We
Two" is particularly striking
in its nostalgic effect and
most happy in its ending
sense-picture, "warm vanil
la kisses." I'm sorry that
Mr. Napier made the tacti-
cal mistake of allowing his
vignette, "The Secret" to be
printed in the same issue.
By Itself it is merely poor,
but beside his other fine
work it is very bad indeed.
Richard Meier's poem
"Run Child Ru n. . ." is well
worth reading if only for the
last three lines. Poetry con
test winner, Linda Ensor is
interestingly represented by
her untitled poem beginning
"My lover . . ." and by
"The Maggot People." Ray
Shepard's "Across the
Bridge" is quite good but
rather too esoteric without
the footnote.
It is difficult to say tha
right thing about P. A.
Drake's poem, "My Broth
er." It so truly finds the
feeling of real mourning
that one stands somehow re
spectfully and painfully si
lent before its spell.
In the short story line,
"Orphan Annie and the
Leaves of Rapture" by Su
san Stanley Wolk is excel
lent, though not perfect.
Mrs. Wolk has a penchant
for iconoclasm which Is
sometimes disastrous for
her reputation as a critic,
but in this story it works
beautifully and says some
thing that needs saying, and
in a most entertaining man
ner. Linda Wilson should ex
tend her vignette, "The Dev
il Toupee" into a short
story. It would surely be
quite good.
I guess I've said every
thing I wanted to, ex
cept that the art work is
magnificient. SCRIP is
worth its 50c purchase price
if only for the illustrations.
And the cover picture is a
UO Youth
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