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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (May 10, 1965)
Frank Partsch, Editor
Mike Jeffrey, business manager
Page 2 Monday, May 10, 1965
In addition to our front-page comments last week con-
cerning the future of the Daily Nebraskan, we would like
to ask anyone interested in talking about the functions of
various staff members to drop in and get shown around.
We will be happy to explain how the paper works and
what we are trying to do to anyone who thinks he might
be interested in applying for a staff position next semester.
. The future of the Daily Nebraskan is one of our most
pressing concerns currently. Without a wealth of enthusi
astic, interested staff members, the paper could well lapse
into a period of sterility and ineffectiveness. The pay and
recognition are relatively low, but the rewards are never
theless high; this is what we will try to impress upon any
one thinking of working on the Daily Nebraskan.
But A Week
Students, faculty, and anyone else interested have just
one week to submit letters of nomination for the Daily
Nebraskan's semesterly "Outstanding Nebraskan" awards.
We feel that giving this recognition twice yearly to a
student and faculty member is one of the more important
and certainly one of the more enjoyable things we do dur
ing a semester, and we look forward to hearing about the
top students and faculty members.
Letters must be in our hands by 5 p.m. next Monday.
We will print them if possible in their entirety and select
one student and one faculty member to be honored at a
special luncheon May 21.
One note is significant here no student or faculty
member can be honored unless a letter of nomination for
him is received. We urge hearty participation from those
among our readers who are interested in seeing a par
ticular student or professor receive the honor his accom
But A Minute
"A semester is but a minute in the history of the
University." (Gary Lacey, final editorial, Jan. 25, 1964.)
Following the big week in which the course of the
next year is set, it is a good time to seriously reflect on
the words of Gary Lacey and to realize that so many of the
things considered crucial this semester are only the min
utest parts of seconds when viewed from the overall pic
ture, or at best only fragments of facets of trends.
This does not mean that they should be overlooked,
however: it merely means that we should try to put our
selves and our activities in the proper perspective. A
story told of Dr. Samuel Johnson illustrates this point.
His protege, Boswell, had invited the venerable old man
to dinner, only to find that he had in the meantime been
evicted and would have no place to entertain his hero.
Finally, in desperation, he knew that he would have to
go to Johnson and retract the invitation. He stood em
barrassedly telling his story when Johnson suddenly inter
rupted him and restored his confidence by reminding him
of what little consequence the incident would have a year
One Year Ago
If someone mentioned the football ticket crisis or the
drinking issue, few other than the oldest and most chronicle-minded
students could explain then and yet they hap
pened only one year ago. And next year, when the dis
count card case or the discrimination issues are dropped
into a conversation, probably few of us will consider them
important enough to expound upon. Such is the duration
of the things students spend hours discussing.
The duration is especially noticeable in the last few
weeks of a semester, when finals, vacation plans and
relaxation become the crucial events. Duration is short
but importance is just as high as if the world depended
on it, for, although a semester is but a minute, a whole
is made up of its parts, and, as a University commun
ity, we are forging the rudiments of the parts of a whole
that will someday be called "our society."
Two events stand out in our mind here, one because
it follows our line or reasoning, and the other because
it is an entirely different case. They are the oft-discussed
"college campus revolution" as the former and the new
student government, composing the latter.
In an earlier editorial concerning the "revolution."
we noted with interest that some sort of movement ap
peared to be showing on several fronts here at this Uni
versity. We saw this in the redefinition of student gov
ernment, in the interest in administrative control, human
rights and individual freedom, and in the apparent rest
lessness exhibited by many students not beatniks, nor
bohemians nor even bearded ones but real madras and
Although, as we said at the time, we do not favor
"causes for the sake of causes," we were nevertheless
quite encouraged by the fact that minds were going deep
per, discussions more relevant, concerns more universal
than we had yet seen in our three years here. And we do
not particularly relish those among us who see this as
the coming collegiate image to pattern and therefore be
come as much of a stereotyped "revolution-jock" as pos
sible, but we still must admire the maturity shown In
much of this supposed unrest.
But, as the semester a remarkably good semester
in this University's history draws or grinds to a close,
most of the traces of this "revolution" are also dissolv
ing, just as if they had been listed in the Builder's cal
endar to end the Wednesday before Ivy Day. Where we
were first dismayed, however, we are now confident that
the "revolution" will proceed here, slowly and calmly,
until its goals are attained, until a healthy balance of
power is reached between faculty, students and adminis
tration, until the blue pencil across the street relinquishes
its power over George Lincoln Rockwell, until student
government, human rights and the Greek-independent split
(so-called) are buried in a coffin of understanding; until
prejudice and narrowness are cremated in a fire of charity.
y Is The Time
The new student government, on the other hand, Is
not something that can best rear its head once or twice
a year and become successful. Enough has been said of
this child of the "revolution" to establish that next year
is its crucial year.
But this is the time for unwinding, of scholastic en
deavor, of planning. On many fronts, this planning has
leaped the summer and is organized around making next
year an even better, more profitable and more intellec
tual year than the University has known in its recent
By Bob Bosking
The new Innocents have
been tackled. Thirteen men
out of 13,000 students, se
lected to serve as leaders of
the University undergrad
uates. But what do they d"o
outside of their other activi
ties, for which they were
selected? One of the verbal
criteria for membership in
Innocents is service to the
Where does this fit into
the Innocents' own activi
ties? What do they do as a
group to serve the Universi
ty of Nebraska?
A few years ago, the So
ciety installed seat belts for
University students. They
also initiated the Protege
Program. But what of last
By Lynn Corcoran
LBJ has been driving the
family to church of late.
One thing about riding in the
car when he's at the wheel
you're in the mood for
prayer when the time
Wouldn't it be nice if the
IIUAC would let the Klan
investigation be televised?
What a spot for a detergent
commercial! "My daddy
has the whitest robe in the
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year? I can think of no pro
gram, or campaign or (par
don me) crusade undertak
en by the Society. I heard
only nasty rumors of week
ly or daily meetings at the
local Pub. Now that is
fine, but . . . if this is all,
and no other outside group
function takes place, then
the group is serving no pur
pose of service.
I would like to suggest
that the Innocents do some
thing constructive as a
group, to indicate in a tangi
ble manner that they were
selected for the proper pur
pose: scholarship, leader
ship and service to the Uni
versity. This would be aside
from their traditional func
tions, at convocations, the
Frosh Hop, etc.
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.WNydi ' "S JZ
This year's selections
yield a variegated group
of outstanding collegiate
men, with many talents and
abilities. Rather than philo
sophizing at Duffy's about
the politics of last week's
elections, I'd rather see
them doing something th a t
no other group on campus
can do. They have the neces
sary prestige, and ability, to
serve the University in
many unique ways. Any
service, be it installation of
seat belts or initiating a
Protege program, would re
flect highly on the quality
of the Innocents and the
men in it. For inspiration,
they need look no further
than their founding, and why
they are called Innocents.
I should like to express
my appreciation to all the
people that voted for me in
the vp race.
One question that was
asked about Barry Goldwat
er when he lost was; "How
did he even get as many as
he did?" and I feel a little
the same way. How I even
managed to get 384 votes is
i little surprising.
Some 25 per cent of the
campus voted in this elec
tion. This is higher than it
has ever been, but it is not
high enough. In order to
represent all of the students,
student government should
take some of the responsi
bility that all of the students
are heard from.
Next year more polling
places should be set up.
The problem of voting is
a big one. Every effort
should be made to make it
as convenient as possible for
the student to vote.
Voting booths should be set
up in Cather-Pound, Selleck,
and Able next year.
The fraternities and so
rorities should be given the
opportunity to vote in their
living units if one is going
to give this privilege to the
independents, some .ught
So why not? Student gov
ernment will be big enough
to do this. Simply select an
election chairman from
each house and make him
responsible for the polling of
his living unit.
The off campus student
can be reached in much the
same way, through such or
ganizations as Unicorns and
Towne Club. They could es
tablish off campus polling
places in . convenient areas.
An effort can be made to
go to the student for his vote
rather than requiring him to
come all the way to you.
To foster student involve
ment things like this are
needed. A plan like that
above would involve a larg
er number of students in
actually gathering the vote.
They would feel that they
are doing something worth
while, and thus become in
terested and stir up more
By making it much easier
for the average student to
vote, it becomes easier to
participate, and with parti
cipation naturally comes in
terest. Another big problem of
the past election was.; "How
do I possibly decide with so
many people running?" I
should hope that more file
in the future than in the
past, and perhaps a primary
system could be used.
But still there is the prob
lem of inforn al'on.
For information writs:
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Eliminate the posters, and
use the money saved to set
up an information dissemi
nating service outside the
Daily Nebraskan. This serv
ice would necessarily be im
partial and would function
solely as an election time
vehicle whereby the candi
dates may obtain exposure.
One answer to the prob
lem of candidate informa
tion, that will probably
grow, is the political party.
The growth and develop
ment of political parties
should be watched cautious
ly. In student government
there is no division as to
policy or philosophy, so the
candidates should be
elected on the basis of their
ideas and not their party.
Parties are fine, but I
think that there are better
ways to handle the problem
of "how to decide" on the
student government level,
than by means of a party.
I call for the new govern
ment to foster student parti
cipation by making the ef
fort to go to the student.
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