The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 20, 1965, Page Page 2, Image 2
(Hit? 3ta $uarii V. V : .1 ' " ".V '.'ill V f 4 i . -,eT f :5 ft i t frank Partsch, Editor Mike Jeffrey, business manager Page 2 Thursday, May 20, 1965 AniitiiifniiiiiniiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiin(44iifiiiiiiiiiiiiititiiiiiiniiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Guest Editorial: Grsd Students Only? Research ... a job for graduate students only? A quick check with any number of undergrads will quickly refute this. But how about checking with the Uni versity library for an opinion? You may come up with a different answer. A recent experience yielded one. As many students are now doing, I'm currently work ing on one of several papers, most of which require con siderable research. It's no news that such monsters re quire more than a little amount of time just finding the sources of information. Sometimes that key book is checked out, or that particular periodical is at the bindery, or in a few cases an article has been clipped from those periodicals available. This, is rather routine, but now a new foe is discovered books in what is called "binding hold." Here's an example. You're looking for a certain peri odical, say "National Review." The date? How about November 1963? In many cases, periodicals of this date (a year or two from the present) are at the bindery. This cannot be helped, although it would be quite helpful, budget permitting, if duplicates of such issues were made available. In this particular case, we'll say the information is not at the bindery but in "binding hold." What does this mean? Technically it means some issues of a series of issues are needed before the library can send the volume in for binding. Indirectly, it means unavailable to undergraduate students. After a check of the stacks showed this particular volume missing, a very helpful librarian, after personally looking for it, found it classified under, again the term, "binding hold." Since it is a periodical listed under social studies, she suggested I fill out one of the check-out cards and present it to the assistant Social Studies librarian, Mr. Larry Kieffer. I'm sure it wasn't intended but Mr. Kieffer's answer gave the impression that an undergraduate is one of the less desirable or, at least, a less knowledgable member of the University populace. I presented him with the card, saying a librarian down stairs had recommended I do so to obtain the desired text. The first question he asked me was: "Are you a graduate or an undergraduate?" When I told him the latter, he shook bis head and said he was sorry. When I asked about what, he said about the fact that he could get such books out only for graduate students. When asked why, he said it was "University policy," and that "it not only takes time, but money as well to bring them up." This is quite obviously true. But with this answer come several questions needing answers. One, is the library here to serve both the graduate and undergraduate stu dents, and if so, one more than the other? Two, since when is it only graduate students who do the research? Student journalists begin research early in their freshman year and continue until graduation, a situation Im certain exists m other courses of study. Third, are those who set "Univer sity policy" for the library even aware of these facts? GRANT A. PETERSON During the past semester we have gingerly side stepped many of the customary topics for editorial contro versy, because we felt that there was little purpose in beating a dead dog. For this reason, editorials on parking, apathy, spirit, control and women's hours have been pushed aside in favor of some of the events and concepts we thought were more important. Now, in our week-long final editorial, we want to make our stand on some of these issues quite clear, not in a mood of advocating sud den and drastic action, but in a mood of adding our pro test to those of the ages against what we feel is un necessary. This semester a journalism student interviewed sever al girls on the subject of women's hours. The majority of the responses indicated that the girls think hours are necessary for everyone else, "but I can take care of my self." This is true. She has taken care of herself during the summer, when she lived with two other girls in an apartment, when she lived at home with her parents who weren't restrictive about hours; she has been able to preserve her honor on Sunday afternoons and Friday nights. If her honor is to be preserved anyway, it won't vary with the hands of a clock. We can't wholeheartedly recommend that women's hours be eliminated, however, because of the times which have allowed women's hours to become a crutch. One coed told us "In the summer I don't know how to get away from an obnoxious date, because I don't have hours as an excuse." Her remark was echoed by those of two male students, one who said "I don't know when to take a girl home when there are no hours," and the other added, "I don't know how to say good-night to a girl with out a campus cop standing over me." We think women's hours though unnecessary have to be termed as a necessary evil. Just as we must con sider the feelings of the state when marching on state capitols and inviting speakers to campus, so also must we look backward over our shoulders when taking care of ourselves. We mu6t also chuckle when we think how much evil exists under a system designed to legislate it out of existence. A deep look at the entire mess however leaves us with the distinct impression that ours is only the voice of one crying in the Union, that longevity has eliminated all arguments, that "only doing this for your own good" is justification for the inhuman approach to human life. We remember our liberal thoughts on drivers' licenses (when we were 15) and on voting (when we were 18) and on alcohol (then we were 20) all gone today and hope that the mellowness and conservatism of age is not the only reason AWS exists. After looking at this problem and reconsidering and delving into as many aspects as we can find uncolored by emotion, we must conclude that we personally oppose wom en's hours in any form we must editorially give support to the present AWS policy of slowly liberalizing women's hours in the hopes that someday they will liberalize themselves out of existence. FRANK PARTSCH The Daily Nebraskan jy-f. 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Fox's Facts By Gale Pokorny An interesting interview took place not too long ago outside the Student Union. A radio announcer with microphone in hand stood ready to question the first college student who ven tured through the glass doors. His purpose was to investigate rumors of grow ing apathy on the part of Nebraska College youth. At long last, a madras at tired Cornhusker emerged. The radio announcer stepped up to him, confront ed him with the mike, and asked, "Sir, what is your opinion on campus apathy here at Nebraska?" Joe College pushed the announ cer aside, mumbled, "I couldn't care less," and con tinued on his way. The sad fact is that Joe really meant what he said and an even sadder fact is that Joe unknowingly rep resents the large majority of Cornhuskers. A highly intelligent and respected speaker visited our campus early this spring to give a series of lectures. He had been to scores of campuses in his travels and had seen almost every type to be seen in this country. Some of them were smaller than Nebraska and others were larger. The man was appalled by the lack of any kind of in terest on behalf of the stu dents for a school the size of this one. Joe College and III rfj , lm f m 1 J' J ! vi jjtar IWDN'S POM WHAT thousands like him didn't give a darn about anything whether it concerned the school, their state, their country or even the world around them. Joe didn't care even if it concerned his fellow students, h i s friends or possibly even himself. What else accounts for the pitifully small percentage of the student body that voted in the recent student elec tions? The governor of Nebras ka and the governor of Iowa gave an interesting talk on politics early this month. What accounts for the fact that only a handful of stu dents bothered to attend? A Supreme Court Justice took the time and trouble to address our campus. Classes were dismissed for his talk. What accounts for the Student Union doing such a landslide business that morning? This sort of thing isn't the only evidence of Cornhusker apathy either. To some ex tent it is visible all around us even in the little every day things. Our campus has a good deal of space de voted to grass, shrubs, and flower beds. The University employs a number of men to take care of the green ery. These men are con stantly battling a blanket of litter that covers the cam pus and what accounts for I'P HAVE POME, BUT P the numerous paths beaten across lawns next to t h e "Keep Off the Grass" signs? Just what is behind this absence of Cornhusker in terest? Could it be that the ever-growing concern for one's personal gain has fin ally reached the point of overshadowing the rest of living? The emerging aim of this generation seems to be success and everything else must wait till that success is achieved. Until we get that split level with its stereo and double garage and the ac companying motor boat and patio, the world around us will just have to coast along. Let's face it, our campus has the seeds of just as many problems and issues as any other campus you care to name. But here the administration is blessed with a passive bunch of boys and girls who are content to play with their Frisbees and skateboards and ignore the more unpleasant sides of life. Not too long ago we were all engaged in thinking of a name for the proposed hereford steer mascot for our athletic teams. If we are to have a mascot, wouldn't a much more fit ting example of Nebraska spirit be exemplified by an ostrich with its head buried in the ground? HAVE IT MORE By Robert Weaver Previously this writer has discussed the changes now taking place in American higher education. Tradition al student activities and in stitutions are giving way to serious scholarship and a greater awareness of t h e challenges confronting the American society. The fraternity system has been undergoing the test of relevency at many of our great universities, within the context of its changing environment. Although charges of a lack of aca demic purposefulness and equal opportunity regard less of race can be main tained, the fraternity con cept remains a haven for the individual, his needs and aspirations. It remains for the fra ternity community and its leadership embodied in the interfraternity councils to deal with the short comings which exist todav and which wll burden fu ture growth. To deal with the ills which beset them, fraternities and sororities would do well to consider four remedies. Interfraternity and pan hellenic councils, as a vi tal segment of student gov ernment, must assume re sponsibility for disciplining individual chapters. If fra ternal units are to be an experiment in living, as are most student endeavors, the consequences of the same must be dealt with as a part of the total educational pro cess. The break down of student government must inevitably result in a heavy handed administration which, in the case of the Berkley demonstrations, proved in capable. Similarly, the fa ternity system must be ready to particpate subordi nate and actively in the student government of the total university, accepting the penalties for failure to deal with its own problems. Fraternity growth dictates the need for concerned ac tion on the part of the un dergraduate and alumni fra ternity councils to establish a fraternity land cooperation to deal with the planning of physical expansion through joint land acquisi tion and construction, with in the context of Univer sity development plans. Col onization of fraternity chap ters must be dealt with on an orderly basis following the revitaiization of resident understrengthened chap ters. To accomplish this end, the feasability of a pledge quota system should be investigated as well as the relaxation of rush rules for small chapters. If there is to be a great By Susan Smlthbergcr Squee squabbles lots she squabbles about the state in which we live, she squab bles about the University she attends, she squabbles about the lack of trash cans on the campus, she squab bles about the organiza tions on this campus, and yes, she has even had the audacity, on occasion, to squabble about the Greek system. However, squabbling is easy to do. It is easy to see the faults in things and to express feelings about them. This may be done just to gripe, it may be done be cause an individual loves the things she's squab bling about and feels that this is an area where an im provement could and should be made. The latter is what Squee has attempted to do. It is somewhat harder to point out the good points in something. One may excuse oneself from this by saying that people already know the good points or they wouldn't be here. But once in a while, some of these good points need to be re viewed to refresh the read er's memory. I read a letter lately in which the writer accused Nebraskans of being ashamed of the fact that they are an agricultural state. The author of the letter undoubtedly had nev er felt the quiet satisfaction which flows through a Ne braskan when he sees 20 white-faced heifers grazing peaceably on a green pas ture, or Hees a yellow seed turn into a Bprouting plant and then into a Nebraska's bright gold as corn buMs through its protective green husk. These are feelings that cannot be easily expressed, they cannot he easily writ ten about. But every Ne braskan feels them. He feels them when lie sees birds soaring through a i r that is free from pollution. er identification with th University and its goals as well as the problems of so ciety, on the part of frater nities, a new and intimatt relationship must be estab lish. J with the faculty. Sim ilarly, the faculty must be ready to aid and nurture a new identification with the fraternity system, rath er then remain the disinter ested critic it is today. Joint student-faculty commissions should now be established within the interfraternity and sorority structure as well as within each chapter to open the lines of com munication and explore new ways to establish a firm partnership. Now, more than ever be fore, fraternities must eliminate the 1 a s t vestiges of impersonal, sophmoric pledge training Including physical abuse, pledge sneaks and irrelevent stunts. Brotherhood can be instilled through joint pledge-active projects of a constructive nature. Many have been suggested. Each program must be oriented towards the attainment of the best individul scholarship possi ble. Here the faculty can ba of value. A greater empha sis on the cultivation of alumni members can be sub stituted .for the waste of homecoming displays. Aca demic and career opportun ity discussions can help es tablish the communication needed among the various academic disciplines. Finally the fraternity com munity on each campus must be ready to extend the hand of botherhood to equal opportunity regardless of color. The balance be tween one American con cept of free association and one of equal opportunity must now be struck in fav or of the latter. No segment of American society, includ ing higher education can tolerate or justify racial dis crimination. The so-called problems posed by the ac ceptance of Negro members are the same ones used to confuse school desegrega tion ten years ago. Color no longer remains a barrier to social functioning in a so phisticated society. The removal of exclusion ary clauses in no longer a significant question of choice for collegiate frater nities. Interfraternity and Panhellenic Council state ments and the removal of clauses will only attain leg gitimately when equal op portunity regardless of race becomes a reality. The American College fraternity remains one of the last bas tions where the American dream of racial equality re mains unfulfilled. He feels them when he hears the meadowlark, Ne braska's proud state bird, calling to his constituents. Nebraska is a proud state. She has much to be proud about. Squee ih proud to be a Nebraskan and an agricul turist. Classified Ads WANTED Nead tturtenta who wiati to mm ts.OO Pr hour full time durinf lha nim mr or 2.w p.r hour part-time. Worklni with a National Mam Brand Co. Call 433-8M7 tar appoint ment. Commutlari from Omaha 1965-W. Can Brooke B. Brewer evening, 391-OMli andor 432-1142 Lincoln. Two or thrae tlrla to aha re apartment for lunimer. Only thrae bloclm from camwu. Call 43-7548, venliun. Counaellor'a wanted for Glrla Aen- Camp. Mint ba 31. Salaried. 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