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Living Unit Plan:
A Bomb Or A Dud?
That explosive topic, Representation, will be dropped
before the Constitutional Convention Sunday. In the main,
two different types of representation have been presented
to the students so far living unit and college.
Word has it that the honorable John Klein has a pro
posal to present to the group, but it is being shut up in
a big black secretive crock until his big moment Sunday.
A few rays of light have managed to wiggle their
way out however rays that deserve comment.
His plan involves representation by living unit, repre
sentatives given to the districts on the basis of the num
ber of people voting in the last election. This will cause
a conflagration of reapportionment every year reappor
tionment that could include Gerrymandering, and will
definitely include an unintelligible amount of confusion.
Confusion within the Council offices when they struggle
with the figures, and confusion, on the part of the voter
as to which district he will be in each different year.
It will also include setting up districts for Lincoln stu
dents and for apartment dwellers, figuring out what to do
with Lincoln students who are affiliated do they get
to vote in both districts?
And then there are the commuters. An estimated 100
people commute from Omaha alone, and several from
other surrounding towns. Get they no vote?
All three of these groups will undoubtedly have few
qualified candidates apply for positions on the Council but
will nevertheless feel entitled to a voice in the selection
of its members.
To put several Greek houses together in one district
will inevitably result in the election of the representative
from the largest house. Every year the same house will
have its member on the Council, whether or not he is the
most qualified. This jeopardizes the quality of the Council,
assuming quality is what is being sought.
In order to be effective. Student Council must be com
posed of a cross-section of students, students with different
view-points. Viewpoints may be divided vertically, hori
zontally or diagonally. The Greeks may be pitted against
the independents. A split there has long been an uncon
fessed entity, but at the same time an existent reality.
Greeks and independents, together, have worked to
overcome this split. Most realize there is little reason for
its existence. True, there have been sour apples in b o t h
baskets who have continued the strife. To place repre
sentatives on Council on the basis of whether they are
Greek or independent, which is, realistically, what this
plan does, is to ignite this brush fire struggle into open
A more sane way to look at the view-point question is
to categorize by vocational choice. Home ecomomists have
different views from lawyers; agriculturists different from
the business administrator. In order to accomplish a cross
section in this manner, the college representation system
should be employed.
It is a simple plan, with few complications. It does
not exclude anyone or create special problems with any
small groups, it also does not exclude persons who may
not have voted in the last election. While apathy is not
to be condoned, these persons still deserve representation.
After all. this is a Student Council, not a Council of
the Students Who Voted In the Last Election.
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Not slipping on the ice.
Seeing your math teacher slipping on the ice.
Having math class dismissed for two weeks.
(.Misery is having to pitch in to buy the gent a card.
Being in the group with &b per cent fewer fatalities.
Living at the sin center of Nebraska.
(Misery is trying to explain it to your mother, i
A father who will accept a collect call.
Being the only one who laughs at your teacher's
favorite joke.
Not having to live at the Y these days.
Being successful, beloved, intelligent, influential and
rich, not necessarily in that order.
A deaf-mute barber, or a barber that doesn't like to
A woman could
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a room.
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By Bob Weaver
There are now forty-nine
members of the Nebraska
Legislature, a good percent
age of whom are new. who
will take up their duties in
January. As in past s e s
sions, this one will be con
fronted with many issues
and proposals which will go
a long way toward deter
mining the educational, po
litical and economic future
of Nebraska.
Scottsbluff s Senator Car
penter has announced an in
tention to present a rather
comprehensive tax program
involving the repeal of per
sonal and intangible prop
erty taxes to be replaced
by a sales-income tax. Oth
er provisions for reform of
the state's antiquated prop
erty tax structure are pres
ently being discussed.
Senator Marvin Stromer
has indicated the possibiltiy
of new and far reaching
power legislation. His pro
posal to unite the state's in
stitutions of higher educa
tion into a university com
plex to include the four
Teacher's Colleges, the Uni
versity and with the possi
bility of including the Uni
versity of Omaha and any
of the junior colleges, would
provide efficient and
orderly planning of higher
education. Let's hope such a
reorganization would in
crease rather than reduce
quality higher education.
The Legislative Council
interim study committees
have reported, with several
proposals to improve state
administration through the
creation of a new state De
partment of Administrative
Services. This proposal
would give the governor a
Misery $ . . .
A 7 p.m. class any day.
Watching what will happen to the budget.
Slipping on the ice.
Slipping on the ice while walking in front of your math
Missing class for two weeks.
Happiness is th card you get from your
math teacher.)
A pizza with your girl on Thursday night.
(Misery is missing dinner at the house so you have to
get a pizza.)
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more effective hand in state
administration. A new state
office building has also been
recommended to provide for
ever increasing space
Last but not least will b e
the budget. Certainly, this
is the most crucial area for
education and the Universi
ty of Nebraska. Facility
and salary needs have been
emphasized in the past. Fu
ture development programs
hang in the balance. A quali
ty education is the ever
present issue. Will Nebras
ka, through its legislature
make the long-looked-f 0 r
committment to higher ed
ucation or will the Univer
sity of Nebraska and t h e
teachers colleges continue
to be hamstrung?
Three years ago a group
of University f r e s hman,
members of the Junior In
terfraternity Council, initi
ated what has become
known as the Senator's Pro
gram. This was an effort
to acquaint the state sen
ators with the needs of the
University and the views
of its students through frank
and informal means. A
group of enterprizing Stu
dent Council candidates
adopted this idea for their
campaigns. Under student
Council aegis, this program
faired somewhat well at
first but has since become
a part of that ever grow
ing Student Council grave
yard bureaucracy.
The Regents and the
Chancellor comprise what
has been the only formal
lobbying group on behalf of
the University. Those indi
viduals which benefit direct
ly from a realistic budget
and quality education are
for Family Friends
big ond imall
our pleasurt
ofter 4 p.m.
the students. With the help
of the Comptroller's Office
and the Daily Nebraskan,
each student should be able
to discuss their views of the
budget with their senator.
If the Student Council
does not reassert its initia
tive in this area, University
Builders should coordinate
an all-organization effort
to make the student body's
view j known to the Legisla
ture and the Budget Com
mittee. A sincere and com
prehensive correspondence
should be undertaken with
each state senator by stu
dents from his constituancy.
Various senators have ex
pressed a desire to become
acquainted with student
views. A speech before the
entire Legislature by a stu
dent or the testifying before
the Budget Committee by
several students would
serve to dramatize the seri
ousness of our purpose and
the problem. Informal dis
cussions at the Legislature
or in student living units
could also serve to initiate
the long-awaited-for dia
logue between the Capitol
and the University.
In the last analysis, the
future generation of Nebras
ka leadership have the big
gest stake in this year's leg
islative session. Those needs
and problems which are not
dealt with in this biennium
will only multiply and re
main for future generations.
The time to act is now.
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lips exposed to that Ice and cold, it's a must!
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What A Time
Dear Editor:
As I glanced over t h e
Nov. 20th edition of the
Daily Nebraskan I was
brought to laughter at the
headline. "Pom Pom Girls
Can't Cheer When Fans
Swarm Onto the Track." I
thought to myself how true
this is, but what a time for
it to be mentioned in the
I will hurriedly agree that
this has been a problem
throughout the fall but why
mention it now when noth
ing can be done about it?
Here is a problem that
should have been solved
when it was a problem. I
wonder how many students
will remember to stay off
the track next fall because
of this article?
As I read the article I
was amazed at it's (sic)
contents. I looked at t h e
headline for a second time
and wondered. The headline
dealt with only the first ten
lines of print, the rest was
on the Pom Pom Girls in
general. Even with my lim
ited high school journalism
I thought the headlines were
to fit the main idea of the
Respectfully yours.
Kay Morris
No Business Of Yours
Dear Miss Smithberger:
Your article "Within the
Law" in the December 2nd
Daily Nebraskan sickned
(sic) me. Since when is it
the duty of any police force
to haul a person out of bed
at an unreasonable hour
for such a minor infraction
of the law as a parking
ticket. If this trend contin
ues wc could be haulled
i sic) down to the station for
such horrable (sic) crimes,
(sic) as spiting (sic) on the
sidewalk, and overdue Li
brary books.
Your whole article reeks
of the complaicent (sic),
good y-goody atmosphere,
(sic) you seem to live in.
If you drive and have to
park your car around here,
you must know how unreas
onable (sic) the police, city
and campus, are in giving
out tickets. And if you don't
(sic) drive, then I respect
fully submit that it is none
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of your business (sic) to
critizo (sic) those of us who
Dennis E. Fayant
Editor's Note: First, the
editor does drive a car.
does park on campus, and
has. on occasions, gotten
parking tickets. Parking
tickets are given for a rea
son and the campus and
city police are enforcing a
law put on the books by the
The case in question con
cerned several tickets given
over a long time, som
them last year es& over
ly delinquent. The policy of
the police force to tow in
cars owned by those with
delinquent tickets is a sound
These holders have had
much time to pay their
tickets at a convenient hour
and have chosen to neglect
it. In order to enforce pay
ment the officers must tow
in the car when it is found,
before it has been moved.
For those who don't un
derstand the three letters
that appear so frequently
throughout the letter, sic, it
is a Latin term denoting a
mistake made in the origin
al copy submitted by the
author which is left uncorrected.
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