The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 12, 1965, Page Page 2, Image 2

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Frank Partsch, Editor
MJca Jeffrey, business manager
Page 2 Wednesday, May 12, 1965
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University Policy
It is the policy of the Board of Regents that class at
tendance is mandatory at this University. Most students,
contrary to popular opinion around this state, hold to
this rule, and many professors, contrary to the opinion of
many class-cutters, take attendance into consideration when
the time comes for the final red marks. The great ma
jority of this University's regular three-hour courses meet
on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Taking this into consideration, we are disappointed in
the disillusionment expressed by Governor Morrison when
only 60 students showed up Monday at 10:30 a.m. to hear
him discuss the value of politics as a profession with Kan
sas Gov. William Avery. We did not attend; we had a class
in which a cut might mean the loss of a theme assignment,
a quiz or valuable lecture information.
It would appear that the governor could take a lesson
from this "display of apathy." Apathy is here we cannot
deny just as it is everywhere across the nation. Apathy
was only a small part of the reason that only 60 students
showed up for the governors' forum Monday, however.
Or, stated more accurately, political apathy was only a
small part of the reason. Apathy must be subverted, not
attacked. x
The governor should be pleased to see students go
ing to class. While a few comments from the governor of
Nebraska and the governor of Kansas might be a contribu
ting factor to forming the well-rounded student, a few
comments from a professor might mean the difference be
tween passing and failing a course.
And many of the older students were completely alien
ated from all political speakers last year when a much
heralded panel between Sen. Paul Douglas and three news
men turned out to be little more than a little affectionate
banter among old friends.
Apology To Avery
We are sorry, however, that Gov. Avery did not re
ceive a better reception. Judging by newspaper accounts of
his comments, he really had something to say, and it is
unfortunate that Gov. Morrison's tirade comprised the
greater part of the news stories. We would welcome the
opportunity to hear Gov. Avery's political philosophy
again some time, and hope that other students feel the
same.
The blame for this fiasco must go to the Nebraska
Union talks and topics committee and its nightmarishly
unrealistic scheduling and rather mediocre publicity. True,
the Daily Nebraskan lost in the hectic week of student
elections failed to mention the event until Monday, but
we do not consider it our duty to encourage students to
leave their classrooms. Nevertheless we are partially re
sponsible, because maybe some of the few without Mon
day morning classes would have gone had we run a story
Friday. We apologize to the students who relied on us,
and will assume about 5 per cent of the blame.
We planned to attend the convocation this morning,
because someone had the forethought to call off classes
for the honors convocation. Were classes held, we would
attend them, and completely support any student that
chose to do so.
FRANK PARTSCH
CORKers
by Lynn Corcoran
Ah, it's the time of the year when birds sing, trees wave
in the gentle warm breeze, and water baloons traverse the
air between the houses of the Xi's and the Phi's.
The entire episode is a carefully calculated plan of the
Xi's to water the arid Mesabi they call their lawn.
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sS WHATEVER IT IS, IT ISM'T PAPER.
Dear editor,
As a typical overworked
graduate student, I m u s t
spend most of my waking
hours on campus. After ail
these years of being a stu
dent at Nebraska. I am get
ting used to being trampled
by the herd entering Bur
nett every hour, and the
Union coffee no longer sears
every inch of me that it
slithers through. . . . But.
I will never adjust to the
righteous simple minded
clanging of that damn bell
tower every hour on the
hour!
I thought "School Days"
Circus Music
was a song for children un
til the Carillon informed me
otherwise. And isn't "The
Man On the Flying Trap
eze" circus music? A few
days ago a professor of
mine began a lecture with
a discussion of the scape
goats the Germans made
of the Jews in World War
n.
the Carillon brashly broke
in with "I Love You Tru
ly." There were mutters
about sending a demolition
crew over to the Tower!
Why must we be bom
barded with such simple
minded tunes? A university
is supposed to be a digni
fied, relatively tranquil in
stitution of higher learning.
If we must be subjected to
music to move us harmon
iously (I have heard that
lately cows are being ex
posed to the virtues of mus
ic too), why can't we hear
something befitting the at
m o s p h e re, as selections
from Mussorgsky's "Pic
tures at an Exhibition," and
the like.
I warn you, Carillon-teer,
learn some better music, or
we'll lock you up in your
Tower, and cut off your
bell-power!
Ringing Ears
Should Student Government Study World?
(ACP) - Should student
governments have the right
to pass resolutions on off
campus issues, such as Uni
ted States action in V i e t
Nam?
Philosophically, the an
swer must be an emphatic
yes, says UCLA's Daily
Bruin.
The University is suppos
edly a community of
scholars, a training ground
for leadership and a critic
of society. To deny students
the right to speak out as a
body on the issues of the
day is to deny the validity
of the University.
The inane and puerile ar
guments put forth in oppo
sition to a student voice,
including the oft-repeated
one that "student govern
ments are financed by com
pulsory fees and therefore
should remain non-partisan,"
don't hold water. By
the same reasoning, one
could deny the right of the
U.S. Senate to exrpess po
litical positions. Taxes cer
tainly aren't voluntary.
Indeed, the only argu
ment of any merit and for
the present sufficient to win
the point is that student
governments don't repre
sent student opinion. Though
Berkeley might be an ex
ception, for the most part
student body officers are
elected on promises to im
prove hamburgers in the
Coop, not on promises to
keep the United States out
of war.
However, campaigns on
such substantive issues are
only a matter of adopting
the proper outlook, an out
look we endorse and hearti
ly recommend. Certainly the
quality of hamburgers in the
Coop is important, but an
awareness and interest in
the survival of the world
is much more important.
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Wednesday. Thursday and Friday during the sctool year, except during vaca
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