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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 25, 1965)
Frank Partsch, editor
Mike Jeffrey, business manager
Thursday, February 25, 1965
Student Council yesterday closed the
books on its most talked-about action of
the year the Bob Kerrey student dis
count card crisis. Today, with a few com
ments on the decision, the Daily Nebras
kan closes its books, too.
The Council's judiciary committee
could have made several "right" deci
sions, and we agree that their considera
tions in the final ruling are honorable and
that their decision is right.
It is not, however, the decision we
had expected, nor the decision we thought
appropriate, considering the circumstanc
es. We feel that an elected official re
sponsible for irregularities in his official
duties no matter what his reasons or
thoughts should be promptly removed
from office. We feel that Kerrey's per
sonal profit from a Council project con
stituted grounds for this removal.
It is interesting that, in formulating
their ruling, the committee gave utmost
consideration to Kerrey's future. This
brings up an interesting question: What
is the correspondence between a student
official and a municipal official? We
thought none, but we see now that this
should be qualified. In municipal life, the
case would have had different colorings
The committee's report made it clear
that they did not approve of Kerrey's ac
tions and that these actions would not be
condoned in the future. We wonder what
would happen to a student involved in a
similar episode a year hence. Would he
be dismissed with a strong warning and
a thought for his future? We hope the
action in Kerrey's case does not become
We are disappointed in the decision,
but it is final, and we abide by it hence
forth. A man of Kerrey's potential and
background has much to offer to student
government. His many good projects as
chairman of the student welfare commit
tee last year bear this out; Council Pre
sident John Lydick has complimented his
work as election -chairman this year. He
is a good man; we thought a good man
should be sacrificed for the principle in
volved; the judiciary committee disagreed.
We have nothing but the highest praise
for John Lydick and JoAnn Strateman.
Their complete and open handling of the
hearing and investigation should impress
upon the minds of all observers that stu
dents and student government are mature
enough to handle their own problems
up to this magnitude, at least. Their co
operation with the Daily Nebraskan
throughout the incident paved the way for
a better understanding between the pap
er and the Council not a the sacrificing
of principles on either side, but in the
mood of better communication which will
set the tone for the coming semester:
none but just and informed criticism and
none but deserved and timely praise.
With these comments we abandon our
thoughts and feelings about the case we
close our books and invite all students
and Student Council members to do the
THE FUTURE of the discount card
program has come much into discussion
during the past few weeks. The claim of
a former student that Council has no right
to undertake the program without h i s
permission brings another interesting and
unfortunate complication into the picture.
At this early date, little can be de
termined. We would suggest some action
by the student opinion eommitee to de
termine the actual student feeling to the
cards prior to the time when it must be
decided whether they must be abandoned
or Te vised.
The cards themselves stem from a
brilliant idea: but there is no reason to
continue them unless the students sup
port the program.
How To Live
Yesterday's talk by Dick Gregory was
probably one of the most stimulating giv
en on campus this year.
As usual, whenever a nationally re
Downed personality comes to talk on a
controversial subject, the Union ballroom
or wherever the event is held) is liter
ally overflowing with seemingly interest
ed, but not too well-informed students,
who are eager to increase their know
ledge of the "world situation."
Gregory's comments certainly left
room for thought both on the humorous
side (bow does one burn kool-aid?) and
from the serious angle 'our business
bere at college is to learn how to live not
how to make a living.)
One can't help wondering just what
real effect Gregory's appearance will
have. Was it really interest in the civil
rights movement that brought a crowd of
1,000 people into the Union, or was it just
the opportunity to write home about see
ing Dick Gregory, COMEDIAN, perform.
A similar incident occurred several
months ago when John Howard Griffin,
author of "Black Like Me," stirred an
other ballroom fullhouse to one and one
half hours of head-shaking and "Isn't that
Do students really get the message
from programs like these? If they do. it
is a pretty -w ell-kept secret. Do men like
Dick Gregory devote hours speaking, tra
veling, and spending sleepless nights in
jail just to entertain contented college
students at no admission charge? There
certainly are easier ways to earn a liv
ing, but is there a more worthwhile way?
Surely not to men like this.
We certainly are going to have a bur
den on our shoulders when our genera
tion is called upon to clean up the "mess"
that lies just around college corner.
Eut this is not unknown to anyone;
it is our awareness of, and our attempt
to solve, these problems which is t h e
point in question here.
The Daily Nebraskan can only nope
that students who are exposed to sign
posts of the future, such as Gregory's
talk, will do more than just think about
it on the way back to the house or dorm,
that they will not laugh at those who try
to do something about the status quo.
that they will realize that to a large ex
tent our destiny lies in our own hands
and that to cover up our problems with
one hand and fight them with the other
will never solve anvthing.
' LEE MARSHALL
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Because objection occurs
annually to requiring every
participant in Coed Follies
to buy a ticket, I would
like to Justify this require
ment of the AWS Board.
Perhaps the most funda
mental reason is that every
girl in the show occupies a
seat in the auditorium for
at least one half of the per
formance. Therefore, this
seat is unavailable to oth
er mefnbers of the audience.
Another important consid
eration is that over 400 girls
will be participating in the
program. By not requiring
the regular price of admis
sion from each of them, the
AWS board would lose a con
siderable portion of its in
come. As the board depends sole
ly upon this income from
Coed Follies for its finances,
it could not function in its
capacity of self-government
of all women students with
out it The money is used to
meet the expenses of AWS
judiciary processes and to
provide programs for the
benefit of all women stu
dents. Consequently, we cer
tainly do not lack" justifica
tion for this policy; we feel
however that perhaps by
presenting this justification
to those who have objected,
we could prevent such ob
jection in the future.
AW S Coed Follies Chairman
The Coffee Cools
The Daily low an
Life may be measured out in coffee spoons, as El
liot would have us believe, but who can any longer assure
us that this will continue
In homes throughout the nation there are set on break
fast tables unstirred cups of coffee turning cold and bitter
in absence of a son, brother or husband. They're gone
seeking to correct a political cancer in a country on the
other side of the globe.
There fighting brews a stronger draught. One mixed
with tragedies truly known only to those who must endure
it. And. as foreign observers testify, such conditions to
Viet Nam will continue for some time.
But in 1965, as in the past year, we will be cognkant
of yet a greater danger. Here, not only the unattended
cup of a dear one, but those of the whole family could
be shattered by a nuclear engagement by any one of the
growing number of "I've got the bomb" nations.
And statesmen, prominant in the international political
smorgasbord, will work toward solutions for the over
zealous new nations in Africa and the underfed countries
of Asia and South America. Testing just the right ingre
dients of diplomacy, they will measure each his own
strength and bargaining powers seasoned with high-level
bribes and threats.
Then, woosh, each win empty his concoctions into the
boiling world situation and wait.
The resulting brew may be that which will win the
peace, but more probable, there will be an increasing
number of unstirred cups of coffee drawing cold and bit
ter. Is that not the brrw that grew with the Great 'West?
Case Against Who's Who
The case against "WTio's Who in American Colleges"
is a strong one and is based on the two following con
siderations. (1) The whole scheme is a commercial en
terprise; and (2) Some '"recognized" students are unqual
ified for any recognition whatsoever.
The first consideration is borne out by the fact that
very few libraries or business firms have any use for the
publication. The book is sold to any interested student or
parent for $15. If only a small percentage of the recog
nized students or their parents were to buy "Who's W?ho"
a substantia profit would be realized.
In noting the second consideration, we don't mean to
point our finger at any individual student, but we can
find fault with the motivation of some. The selection sys
tem is fine, in our estimation, but Still some "'recognized"
students care little about Suffolk or about education. Their
motivation is material gain and little else.
The problem is not -unique for Suffolk. Obviously the
American institution of higher education must bear the
We would like to t.ee two things happen. 1) Student?
who do outstanding work should be recognized by their
school. Suffolk lias done little in the past for her outstand
ing students. (2) These "recognized" students should be
active in the community as well as in Suffolk. This would
bring community recognition to our students and to Suf
folk. Few of the Who's Who recipients would score on thif
The solution of our problem is complex, but let us
start by abolishing Who's Who. George Lustier, editor
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By Bob Bos king
"Hello, Susan? This is
Homer, and I know it's Fri
day but I thought if you
weren't busy tonight we
could maybe go to a show.
"Good grief, no; I don't
have a dale, and I'm bored
stiff sitting on my chair,
but I've got my pride and
Z refuse to go out with you
or anybody else on such
short notice goodbye click!"
Any resemblance to a n y
University male's similar
experience i'e) is purely in
tentional. The point of this
example (isn't it?) is that
the femme fatales take
their potency, charm, etc.
far too seriously for nlast
guys on this campus.
I feel that this is true for
most other guys, and the
main reason I'd like to see
this in print is to find a
few nodding heads of agree
ment so I don't complain
Maybe it's false pride, or
false modesty or something
else, but a lot of coeds in
this mstltution think they're
God's gift to men. They
may be, but they aren't get
ting any votes by advertis
I don't mean they have
to sell themselves at t h e
drop of a hat; I don't even
mean that they shouldn't
knock It If they haven't
What I am getting at: if
they would like to go out,
and someone they know asks
them out, why the heck do
they don paper chastity
belts and aloofness for the
sake of some false pride,
stemming either from out
moded AWS implications or
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Particles expelled by a
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