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Jo Stohlman, editor
Mike Kirkman, business manager
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Because Ivy Day is approaching, we
are adding our two cents worth of com
ment to the annual criticism that arrives
with the masking and tackling.
We will keep this short and sweet,
as it is just this: a passing comment.
In fact, you can almost near us sigh
as we write it.
Innocents will tackle exactly thirteen
men Saturday . . . exactly thirteen "out
standing m leadership, scholarship or
service to the University."
I Student Self -Government !
Editor's Note: We feel
the following comments
from a Washington univer
sity are especially pertinent
to Nebraska's hope for stu
dent government.
Spokane, Wash.. (LP.)
To allow students the free
dom of s e l f-government
could open Pandora's box
for Gonzaga University, ac
cording to fears expressed
by several members of the
University's Board of Re
agents at a recent campus
The rioting at Berkeley
was repeatedly cited as the
cause of the regent's con
cern. Concern over student
freedom was spawned by
reports made by Dr. George
H. Stewart, chairman of the
chemistry department, and
Dean William H. Barber of
the. School of Education.
Both reports concerned the
evolving attitudes of var
ious components of the col
legiate community.
In his report, Dr. Barber
explained that "the ad
ministration, the faculty
and even the students will
become full partners work
This Friday is the date of
one of the University's most
revered and respected tra
ditionsSpring Day. Known
to the campus elite as
"Games People Play," this
fun-in-the-sun frolic is an
annual spring occurence
and in some eyes eclipses
the brilliance of Ivy Day.
The story behind Spring
Day is an interesting one.
First started in 1913, the
scheduling of an outdoor
games day was dedicated to
the thousands of underpriv
ileged Nebraska students'
who had never been able to
get outside the confines of
city walls.
Hence, it was established
that one afternoon per year
would be reserved for or
ganized activity in the great
open spaces. (This action
was probably the first sig
nificant step taken by stu
dent government to declare
students' rights and was
successful only after a rug
ged struggle with the Re
gents.) The first Spring Day was
held at Pioneers Park fnow
affectionately referred to as
Southwest Campus ), but was
.switched to Ag Campus
A Passing Comment
ing together to achieve the
purposes of the Gonzaga
college community."
Regent L. V. Brown asked
if Dr. Barber meant stu
dents should be brought into
the policy level.
"I don't think students
will ever be in the area of
curriculum p o 1 i c y," re
sponded Dr. Barber, ex
plaining, however, that
students will inevitably be
given more and more free
dom. Dr. Barber pointed to two
"Gonzaga Bulletin" report
ers attending the meeting
as an example of increased
student involvement in ad
ministrative affairs. The
regents' meeting was the
first in university history to
which representatives of the
campus newsapper had
been allowed to attend.
Brown said he felt in
creased freedom for stu-.
dents could lead to discipli
nary problems.
"Every father on this
board is concerned about
the discipline or lack of it,
experienced by the univer
sity," he said. Brown then
referred to the Berkeley
Lost Cool
(now affectionately referred
to as East Campus) the
following year.
It seems that with all the
abundant foliage at Pi
oneers Park and the great
number of students, there
turned out to be a misun
derstanding the purpose
of the event stemming from
a wrong interpretation of
the name. Since then, all
activity at Pioneers is en
tirely on the student's own
After this initial set-back
(the attendance dropped
drastically the second
year) Spring Day grew in
to the significant and mean
ingful event it is today.
This isn't to say that it
wasn't without its problems.
In 1935 certain trouble
making students circulated
a petition declaring that
they were being gyped out
of classes they had paid for.
Almost 49 of the student
body were deceived into
signing this subversive doc
ument by a hard-core group
who made some radical
claims about democracy
and such. Even though the
Administration had opposed
Spring Day just a short 22
years before, it decided to
All (Women's) Time
Deemed Possible
Short Skirt
Associated Dream
Summer Fun
Double Trouble
Flying Husker
Rag Nag
Not So Sweet
Quiet One
Building Material
Tis the Season
Your Honor
Eoney Maroney
Wednesday, May 4, 1966
An Innocent will tell you that the
selection was not arbitrary, that the
really top thirteen junior men were
chosen. He can't explain how the four
teenth man on the list differed from
the thirteenth, however.
But he will try to excuse the fact that
as the University doubles and triples in
size, the number of men honored does not
increase one iota. "Not that many more
leaders," he says. "Just more super-leaders"
"The Berkeley situation
would not have happened
had there been more di
alogue between the ad
ministration and the stu
dents," answered Dr. Bar
ber. "Gonzaga's situation
is not similar. The dichot
that once existed among the
administration, the faculty
and the students is breaking
"The kind of policy Dr.
Barber is talking about in
vited Berkeley type situa
tions," Brown said.
Dr. Stewart answered, ex
plaining that the University,
to maintain a rapport with
students must offer increas
ingly more freedom. "Gon
zaga has gone from a 'street
car' to a 'regional' type
school," he said. "We're
getting more cosmopolitan,
sophisticated. The type of
student that contributes to
this new atmosphere is
more and more demanding,
and we have to give him
an atmosphere in which he
will react."
He said one sure way to
get students up in arms is
"to impose regulations from
. the top."
defend its existance on the
Wsis of status quo. The pe
tition was defeated. -
Then, in 1959, Spring'Day
was given a very prestig
gious boost. Within the
framework of the Presi
dent's Program on Physical
Fitness, an award was es
tablished for any' student
who could roller-skate
around the tractor - testing
track 200 times.
To date, no one has gar
nered this award (a medal
lion with Harry Truman's
portrait on one side and a
picture of Grant's Tomb on
the other) but it is ru
mored that the Kappas
have an entry in secret
This year there were
plans to have a booth for
tap-and-pizza in an effort to
boost attendance and make
Spring Day a more repre
sentative event, but again
status quo has prevailed.
Because of the signifi
cance of Spring Day, I can't
figure out why no racing
forms have been published
for the competition. In fact,
I would have made one out
myself, but I really don't
know that many freshmen.
Seabound Double Trouble Sure Bet
Purity None Sure Bet
Pie in the Sky None 8-1
Mailbox Corner It's Surely May Sure Bet
Scrambler's Neighbor President 25-1
Coeds' Folly Homey Sure Bet
Seabound Double Trouble 5-1
Terrace Tribe Uninhibited 4-1
Triangle Angle None 15-1
Duchess' Playground Ensign's Envy Sure Bet
Mailbox Corner It's Surely May Sure Bet
Purity None 20-1
Measure None Sure Eet
Well Dealt None Sure Bet
Weed in the Sun None Sure Bet
Terrace Tribe Uninhibited Sure Bet
Scramblers' Neighbor President ' Sure Bet
Window Serenade No Sign Out 25-1
I'm So Glad Because Sure Bet
Window Serenade No Sign Out Sure Bet
Scramblers' Neighbor President 15-1
Duchess' Playground Ensign's Envy 3-1
Coeds' Folly Homey V-l
Being a compendium of farce, humor and
comment, selected arbitrarily by the Edi
tor .. .
Historical Note of the Day: In 1958,
Varkle, California, the first annual motor
cycle rally and poetry reading is held. In
1867, University of Nebraska, the student
government Centennial Committee starts
drafting plans for the University's centen
nial celebration. Chancellor Yesmun sug
gests a banner being floated over the stadi
um during hockey games, but the Board
of Regents vetoes the plan as they have not
as yet met the Wright brothers.
Thought for the Day (for junior gun
ners): In three days you can sleep again.
Tidbits From Others
The average Iowa State coed has
kissed 10 men since fall. If playing the
field, rotate the groups.
Graduation gowns are on rental now,
and masters robes are more expensive
than bachelors. Act smart and where does
it get you?
(Iowa State Daily)
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I Hallucination or Education?!
The Christian Science Monitor
The tendency of a grow
ing number of young people
to experiment with the use
or narcotics and hallucin
atory drugs constitutes one
of the most urgent domestic
problems in the United
States today.
Dr. James L. Goddard,
Food and Drug adminis
trator, registered the gov
ernment's great concern by
writing college and univer
sity officials throughout the
land, requesting their co
operation. Noting a marked increase
in the use of drugs such as
LSD, especially at educa
tion a 1 institutions, he
warned: "We are faced with
a most hazardous situation.
There is direct evidence of
widespread availability of a
number of drugs which have
profound effects on the
mental processes. Both stu
dents and members of the
faculty are being secretly
approached to engage in
hallucinogenic 'experien
ces.' "
Dr. Goddard has re
quested that college officials
reprt immediately to F'DA
district offices instances of
illegal use or possession of
any of the hallucinatory or
sleep-delaying drugs, some
of which can be easily man
ufactured in college chemis
try laboratories.
There wouldn't be any Greek-Independent
split if there weren't any Greeks
... or Independents.
"The world is dead" God.
(The Daily Illini)
"Golly, you sure write well," said the
freshman girl to the Rag reporter.
"Oh really," he brightened.
"Yes," she said, "your word choice is
perfect. And it must be frightfully hard,
since every line has to fit the column
width. How do you do it?"
"I start in the middle and work to
ward the margin," he explained.
Our staff is in great trouble. We
can think of no name for the pink rag
(that is printable). Any suggestions
will be appreciated (although not
necessarily used).
To all those who went to classes to
day and found out they have an hour exam
the week before finals, we're Sorry About
He suggested the colleges
might also consider inspec
tion programs, laboratory
supervision, and special
This newspaper is n o w
completing a series of 12
articles dealing with nar
cotics and drug addiction.
These underscored the
gravity of the situation, sug
gested practical solutions,
and pointed up the tremen
dous task remaining to be
In the series, one univer
sity official was quoted as
saying: "We feel that our
job is to help students to
handle the problem them
selves. There is no point in
being punitive with the vic
tims." Considering all that Is at
stake for the individual and
for society, we believe col
leges have the obligation to
go further. Films on drug
abuse can be a helpful tool.
Useful, too, a. talks to
"interested" students by ex
perts to point out that in
sead of a "fuller, larger
experience another way of
investigating reality," the
experience could well prove
But, in addition, we be
lieve officials should be pre
pared to invoke strong sanc
tions, including expulsion.
The threat of expulsion
shows just how seriously
the institution views the
matter and is sufficient to
make most students think
twice before acting.
It is up to the colleges and
universities to move with
much greater vigor and
firmness to restrain decent
young people who, unwit
tingly, embark upon a
course which could utterly
ruin their lives.
Comments Approved
Dear Editor,
This is in reference to Mr. Peterson's letter in the Daily
Nebraskan in answer to the column written by Julie Mor
ris on April 22 of this year.
The article was brought to my attention by a co-worker
of mine, a long-time resident of Lincoln. I just want to
say congratulations on his comments. They were a remark
abl summation of my feelings. It is apparent that little
"Julie" could do with a little more traveling and
a lot more growing up.
T. L. Hundley
Police Ticketing Questioned
Dear Editor,
Recently I was stopped by a Lincoln patrolman and
given a ticket for operating a vehicle in Lincoln without a
Nebraska drivers license, as I am not a resident of this
Each semester, just like many other non-resident stu
dents, I spend countless dollars besides $430 for tuition,
on food, housing, clothes, etc., all of which goes to the city
of Lincoln indirectly. This is usually money which is
brought into Nebraska and Lincoln. On top of this when
Lincoln's Police Dept. give tickets for such a violation,
I believe it is a low blow.
I think it is time that the law be given a fair appraisal
as to its worth.
If this law is needed (which I doubt), I think it's time
a universal driver's license be issued to cover all states,
or if this is impractical, one to cover an area, such as the
Midwest, etc.
I would appreciate all views on the subject.
LeRoy Anderson
Schaaf, Doerr Thank Supporters
Dear Editor,
We would like to thank everyone who supported us in
the recent ASUN election. Our special thanks go to Cathie
Shattuck, Elaine Kallos and Andrea Warren for many extra
hours of effort on our behalf.
It is our hope that the objectives we outlined through
out our campaign can become realities in the coming year
with the help of the many capable people who were elected
to the Senate. We hope the senators-elect will now take
time to evaluate this year's programs and consider the
ways and means whereby Student Government can be
more effective and representative of the needs of the stu
dent in the coming year.
We also hope students at large will take an active in
terest in their student government and with this in mind
we welcome -any suggestions and criticisms relating to
our programs and policies. Students with special interests
in varied areas are encouraged to take an active part by
interviewing for various committee positions which relate
to their interests. These positions will be announced n:xt
Again, we thank everyone who expressed their confi
dence in us by supporting us in the past election.
. . Terry. ,R. Schaaf
- Roger Doerr
Ivy Day Idiocy
Dear Editcr,
So it's here again. Once a year we of the University
must suffer through the idiocy of what is laughingly
known as Ivy Day. For the sake of tradition, each year
at this time the thirteen male gunners and their female
counterparts creep out of the woodwork to perpetuate their
The excuse for this ceremony, of course, is to honor
the so-called leaders of the junior class. These are the stu
dents who have, in their college lives, given the campus
the benefit of their manifold knowledge and leadership.
What a joke.
Fraternity men have spent years grooming candidates
for the annual tackling. A freshman is instructed in the
. way to pass an interview, how to pass the buck to subordi
nates, how to get his face around campus, who to know,
what to say.
Each of these gunner-factories exposes its choice can
didate to tne glare of the Big Red Spooks. And they politic
between themselves so that each man's house doesn't get
shafted. And so the real leaders of the campus are passed
by in favor of frat brothers and personal friends.
So I won't go to Ivy Day because I won't get a mask
or a baldric. And I won't go because I don't give a damn
about those who do. It is time the real leaders of the
campus (some of them might have slipped into the senbr
honoraries) stopped this whole farcical act. If they don't,
Mortar Boards and Innocents will be laughed out of exist
ence before long anyway.
I hope more of the campus will write in to the editor
and express what I feel is the prevalent idea against the
farce that senior honoraries are.
An Average Student
Dear Editor,
I like to read the letters column, but I have never writ
ten one before this. I guess because I'm a pathetic.
Anywiy, I really get a kick out of some of the letters
you get. Can you imagine a bunch of "students" getting
upset over the fact that someone stole their traveling tro
phy? That about got me.
I also get a charge out of the regular contributors of
letters on the Viet Nam policy, on Communism and so
forth. It setms to me that illogic is prevalent on both sides
of the fence. I'd like to see a good letter from a middle-of-the-roader.
But middle-of-the-roaders don't get excited about much
I don't either.
I have to cram for finals like everybody, I have a
sloppy roommate, I have a whole slew of boring profes
sors and mickey mouse courses, I like to party on week
ends, and l m anxious to get away from here. Guess I'm
pretty average. I don't think you get enough letters from
average people, but then that's one reason I get some
chucks every time the paper comes out.
By now you've figured out that I'm not hot and both
ered about anything; I hardly ever get that way.
Don t you think it's refreshing that I'm not? In fact, I
cant even think of anything I'm much against, or much
for, for that matter.
If you want to put me on the record as being for some
thing guess you could list no finals, no courses, no in
structors, no draft, no jobs, lots of money for everybody.
On . . . and yes, patriotism and motherhood. (Slipped that
in for my mother and my congressman.)
In the summer I'm also for swimming and loafing and
getting a good tan. I don't give a diddley about being con-
mSter SUmmer or any other time for that
Wishing you the best of luck during finals and hoping
you 11 have fun this summer, I am,
Innocents' Bystander
An Average Student