The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 22, 1966, Image 1

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udent Rights Concept Supported In Faculty Poll
ARCHiwc$,he concept of
IJnl of
Rights was generally
supported in asm of 18
University faculty members.
Marvin Brodsky, assistant
professor of psychology said,
"If college is to help the in
dividual to play a role in so
ciety then it follows logical
ly that he should have some
hand in making the decisions
about himself.
"Take a student in college
versus one who did not go to
college and the one who did
not go has complete free
dom." He continued "We're say
ing that the one who doesn't
go is capable of making deci
sions whereas the one who
does is assumed to be incap
able of making his own deci
sions." Gordon Gallup, professor of
chemistry, refused to com
ment becauuse he said he
AWS Activities Mart
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in motion Wednesday as AWS held its annual I'pperclass
Activities Mart, where upperclassmen could sign-up for
activities. One organization president estimated that over
100 people had joined her group that afternoon.
People Play, Enjoy,
Listen To Jazz Beat
. . . But Cannot Define
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second part of a three
part series devoted to jazz written by Toni Victor, senior
staff writer. The series will end Friday when Earl "Fatha"
Hineg will preform at "Jazz in the Afternoon" sponsored by
the Nebraska Union.
People play jazz, listen to jazz and like jazz, but when
it comes to defining the sound they get flustered and mum
ble about "beat" and "rhythm" all equally incomprehen
sible to the layman.
According to Professor Robert Beadell, of the Univer
sity Department of Music, the essence of jazz cannot be cap
tured in one simple definition. An explanation of the tech
nique used by jazz players, he said, will lead to only half
cf the story.
Technically and traditionally, jazz is approximated in
notion as 4-4 or duple meter a basic march rhythm. How
ever, this is only the beginning for jazz. There are no limits
to the complexities that are superimposed upon this rhythm.
Marshall Stearns, in his book "The Story of Jazz," said
that jazzmen put more complicated rhythms (in), blowing
above and below the march beat. The author noted that this
gives jazz a quality more complicated than syncopation,
which stresses the normally weak beat.
Primary Emphasis -
. "Classical music places primary emphasis upon the up
beat and the down-beat four to a bar the accents jazz
uses as points of departure," Stearns wrote.
Jazz it a style of playing, said Beadell. But there are
also several styles of jazz. Note the difference between Dix
ieland and contemporary jazz. This compounds the prob
lem of what makes jazz.
Lack of an identifying definition for jazz is not unusual
in a field where improvisation has been the byword. To a
great degree, every jazz performer is his own arranger.
Intuitive Experience
"He either has it or he doesn't have it. Jazz and its best
is an intuitive experience that cannot be described verbally
and cannot be obtained by mimicking another's technique,"
stated Beadell.
An evolution hat taken place in jazz style a turn
away from the obvious theme statement and variation to a
silent tbeme plus variations, noted Beadell.
He explained that historically, the silent theme is taken
from two baroque forms, Chaeonne and Passacaglia. These
forms feature a recurring set of either harmonies or bass
line patterns. The real tune is never presented, but is rep
resented by chord changes underneath the arrangement.
Features Restraint
The "cool" playing of Miles Davij and Charlie Parker
is also a new note in jazz style. Dixieland jazzmen ex
pressed and amplified their emotions through their music,
said Beadell. Contemporary "cool" playing features re
straint with more attention to form and clarity.
"Cool playing it the difference between Stravinsky's
'Fire Bird Suite' and hit 'Soldier's Tale," Beadell explained.
To Beadell, this restraint in contemporary jazz is the
result of the sophistication, cynicism and holding back of
feelings in todays society.
didn't know enough about
the present rules for under
graduates to know if some
thing new is needed.
Harry J. Crockett, associ
ate professor of sociology,
said, "I'm for more power for
the student government. It
seems silly to have a student
government that doesn't do
anything but provide seats
for people to get prestige."
Several faculty members
expressed support provided
that the students could as
sume the resonsibilities in
volved. "I think it is a very good
thing if the students can ex
ercise the proper amount of
responsibility to go along with
it," commented R. A. Bow
ers, assistant professor of
"It will be a more severe
test of their (ASUN) ability
but it might be a good thing
for the student body as a
whole and the campus as a
whole and the University as
a whole," he added.
One faculty member, Theo
dore Roesler, assistant pro
fessor of economics and sta
tistics, expressed the opinion
that at a minimum the con
cept deserves exploration.
He added that he would
favor giving students a
chance to demonstrate their
responsibility. v
Albert C. Book, professor of
journalism refused to com
ment on the matter because
"I have not looked at this suf
ficiently in depth."
Peter Cheng, visiting pro
fessor of political science,
said he thinks the Bill of
Rights would be a good thing
to have.
bers said they thought self
A number of faculty mem
government was a natural
Thursday, September 22,
Three Sororities Cite Alumnae Influence
In Decision To Reject Senior Key System
By Cheryl Trirt
Junior Staff Writer
Alumnae groups' influence
was a major factor for sever
al sororities in the rejection
of the AWS senior key sys
tem, according to the presi
Stillman Exchange Student
Speaks At ASUN Meeting
The movement to clarify
student rights and privileges
is not limited to the Univer
sity campus, according to
Michael Figures.
Figures, an exchange stu
dent from Stillman College in
Tuscaloosa, Ala., expressed
sympathy with the cause of
student rights in speaking be
fore the Student Senate meet
ing on Wednesday.
"I sympathize with the
cause of student rights and
hope that students can work
to accomplish the necessary
liberalism," Figures stated.
Mark Schreiber, Tom Reil
ly and John Winkworth were
elected to fill vacancies in the
Student Senate, at the Sen
ate's meeting.
Schreiber, who will take
the vacant seat in Arts and
Sciences stated his opinion on
a Student Bill of Rights.
"If it is determined that a
Bill of Rights is needed, it
should be brought before the
Senate for approval and then
presented to the students in
a referendum. It should not
have to go to the Board of
Regents and then down the
ladder through the adminis
tration." "If the Board of Regents
approved it first, it would not
be a Student Bill of Righti
To Speak
Speaking on education and
the growth of the University,
GOP gubernatorial candidate
Norbert Tiemann will address
the University Young Repub
licans Thursday.
According to Cathie Shat
tuck, YR president, the meet
ing will be at 7; 30 p.m. in
the Nebraska Union.
Merry Ballard, YR secre
tary, said that there would be
a short business meeting be
fore Tiemann speaks and an
swers questions.
Tiemann is a graduate of
the University and a former
member of the Innocents So
ciety. Miss Ballard said that oth
er candidates may attend the
meeting, but that Tiemann
would be the featured speak
er for the evening.
The Young Republicans
presently are campaigning for
membership. Miss Ballard
said that they hoped to sell
SOO memberships this year,
maintaining the campus YR
group as tb biggest in the
pari of adulthood and that
they favored treating stu
dents as adults.
Robert J. Cranford, profes
sor of journalism said, "I've
always advocated letting stu
dents make their decisions as
they grow up. It's part of the
maturing proess."
The chairman of the mathe
matics department, Dr. Ed
win Halfar commented, "I
think that anything that a stu
dent can do that treats him
like an adult and causes him
to behave like an adult is all
to the good."
Associate Professor of Bo
tany, John Davidson, said "I
believe that students should
be treated as adults and
adults have self-determination
in certain areas."
"There are certain areas
where it is up to the adminis
tration or faculty to set cer
tain academic standards. But
dents of three non-participating
"Our alum groups decided
last spring against our par
ticipating in the key system,"
Diane Smith, president of
Alpha Phi sorority said.
but rather a Board of Re
gents Bill of Rights," Schrei
ber declared.
Winkworth, who is chair
man of the ASUN Library
Committee, called for vari
ous improvements in the func
tioning of the library. In
cluded in them were an in
crease in personnel, a better
system of security, and an
improvement in the carrel
The necessity of bridging
the gap between the students
and the administration was
stressed by Rcilly. He also
stated that ASUN was no
longer a "Mickey Mouse" or
ganization but "must still
find a place on the campus."
In other elections, the Sen
ate elected Mi mi Rose to fill
the Senate's seat on the Elec
toral Commission and Dick
Schulze was elected to t h e
ASUN executive committee.
Roger Doerr, ASUN vice
president, read a letter that
he received from Vice-Chancellor
G. Robert Ross. In it
Ross stated that "the reor
Campus Police Report
Rash Of Recent Thefts
Campus police Wednesday
reported a rash of recent
thefts involving University
Capt. Eugene Masters.
Campus Police chief, said
that major targets of the
thefts, which all occurred
since Sept. 1, were articles
left in cars parked on cam
pus. Masters taid two Universi
ty students were arrested
late Monday nlgbt and
charged with petty theft in
connection with the theft of
articles from several cars
parked in the Pi Beta P b I
sorority parking lot.
The pair pleaded guilty to
the charge.
Masters also said $300
worth of clothing was stolen
from an unlocked car parked
in the Selleck Quadrangle lot
on Sept. 1. One student re
ported that clothing valued
at $290 was stolen from h i s
room in Abel Hall during
Rush Week.
Dormitories and fraternity
houses have also experienced
recent thefts. Masters said.
Two lounge chairs were
stolen from Cather Hall last
Thursday night, Masters
said. According to Jim Lud
wig, Cather president, there
was aJso an attempted rub
bery the following Saturday.
Campus police have appre
hended a suspect in the
when it comes to behavior
regulation, I see no reason
why students should not con
duct their own affairs," he
Professor of Women's Phy
sical Education Dudley Ash
ton refused to comment be
cause, "So far I haven't had
time to read anything about
"I think it is fine that the
students can govern them
selves if they are capable,
and it would give them more
power. At some point there is
a point of no return but I
think college students should
be mature enough to do this,"
Ronald E. Hess, assistant pro
fessor of architecture stated.
Richard S. Randall, assist
ant professor of political sci
ence refused to comment.
A number of teachers ex
pressed the attitude that what
the students did was really
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The decision is not an in
flexible one, Miss Smith
added, but the alumnae did
not want to approve the sys
tem until they had the oppor
tunity to observe it on an op
erating basis.
ganization of the material in
the Handbook was in direct
response to a request of stu
dent government." - -
"The policies were not
changed but regrouped and,
in some instances, operation
al procedures relating to
these policies were ex
plained," Ross explained.
Larry Johnson was ap
proved by the Senate as Elec
toral Commisssion and was
sworn in by ASUN president,
Terry Schaaf. Also approved
were the Executive and Co
ordinating Committee chair
men. Members of the Student
Tribunal and Student Court
were sworn in by Schaaf. On
the Student Tribunal are Dick
Newton, Rob Langford, Lynn
Overholt. Max Martin, San
dra Kamler, and Cathie Shat
tuck. The Student Court mem
bers are Keith Mclntyre, chief
justice, Robin Stickney, John
Schrekingger, John Klein,
Gale Muller, Sue Turner, and
Gary Wahlgren.
Fifteen carpets were stolen
from the Sigma Alpha Epsl
lon fraternity house shortly
after the conclusion of Rush
Week. The fraternity gave
no value on the property.
Masters said he would ad
vise students not to leave
clothing in their cars. He
said this is "careless and
foolish" and only invites
Campus police patrol the
campus all night. Masters
said, but added that this is
no guarantee that thefts will
not occur.
Home Ec Chapter
To Honor Senior
"Home Economics in the
Headlines" is the theme for
the annual Ellen H. Richards
dessert to be held Thursday
at 7 p.m. in the Nebraska
Union Ballroom.
The dessert is sponsored by
the University chapter of
American Home Economic
The annual Bordon Award
will be given to the home eco
nomics senior with the high
est average. G u e 1 1 speaker
will be Margaret K i 1 1 i o n,
chairman of the Home Eco
nomics Department at Omaha
University and the current
president of the Nebraska
Home Economics Association.
Admission is $75.
none of the University or the
faculty's business.
Associate Professor of His
tory, Stephen T. Ross said,
"The University should pro
vide classrooms and teachers
for the students and it should
house them and feed them
and then it should leave
them alone. They have
enough problems of their
C. A. Evans, assistant pro
fessor of philosophy, com
mented that "students should
make up their own minds and
go ahead without worrying
too much about what the fac
ulty thinks."
"I take the position that in
so far as a student's person
al life is concerned neither
the University nor the ASUN
should interfere," stated John
B. Braeman, associate profes
sor of history.
"If the key system proves
to be successful, we may be
able to incorporate it by next
semester at the earliest date,
explained Miss Smith.
Delta Delta Delta sorority
decision not to take part in
the system was the result of
both a house poll and an
alumane poll, Bev Armstrong,
president, said.
"The sorority can vote on
this issue again if the need
arise s," Miss Armstrong
added. ,
A new addition, which is
still in the planning stages,
would also necessitate the
installment of a new 1 o c k if
the sorority were tc partici
pate in the program when it
first initiated, Miss Armstron
Kappa Delta Sorority has
expressed a "wait and see"
attitude, according to I r m a
Winterer, president.
"Our alum group had a very
strong influence on our deci
sion, however," Miss Winter
er added. '
As in the case of other non
participating sororities, The
Kappa Deltas may subject
their vote to a review next
year, stated Miss Winterer.
Refusal of the senior key
system by Pi Beta Phi sor
ority was attributed to a
house vote, claimed Connie
Petersen, president.
Pole Totin' Pledges
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POLE TOTIN' was the word Tuesday night for
Alpha Phi and Delta Upsilon pledges. The
group carried the telephone pole from 21st
and L Streets to the DU house at 16th and Vine
in 13 minutes where it will be used in the
construction of a homecoming display. They
obtained the telephone pole from Lincoln Tele
phone and Telegraph Co.
"I reject in loco parentis.
I reject the idea that the Uni
versity should have any
thing to do with a student's
off campus activity," he con
tinued. "I don't know enough about
it to comment," said associ
ate professor of English
John Robinson.
"In general I'm in favor of
the idea," said Stephen Hil'i
ard, assistant professor of
Gordon F. Culver, associ
ate professor of business
teacher education agreed
with the concept but said be
fore he "jumped on the band
wagon," he would like to
know within what bounds the
ASUN would operate.
He added that he thought
it is highly desirable for the
students to have a voice in
regulations that are going to
govern them.
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A revote on the issue may
be held at a later date "if
the girls call for it"M i s s
Petersen added.
All women's dormitory com
plexes, including units locat
ed on East campus, will have
locks installed, according to
Pam Hedgecock, AWS presi
dent. '
The dormitories will oper
ate on the system by the
same regulations which per
tain to the sororities, Miss
Hedgecock said.
"I couldn't be happier with
the response from the dormi
tories," Miss Hedgecock con
tinued, "but I am disa
appointed with the percen
tage of sororities who will
convert to the key system."
According to a poll taken
last spring of junior and se
nior women who favored the
establishment of a key sys
tem, a greater positive re
sponse should have been
achieved, Miss Hedgecock
Alumnae groups were
thoroughly orientated with the
procedures, background and
philosophy of the senior key
system at a Panhellenic
Workshop last May, Miss
Hedgecock added, so their
disapproval of the system
can not be attributed to a
lack of understanding of the
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