The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 20, 1965, Page Page 2, Image 2

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Page 2 Thursday, May 20, 1965
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?
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
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.
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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
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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
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
the numerous paths beaten
across lawns next to t h e
"Keep Off the Grass"
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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