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The Daily Nebraskan
Monday, October 10, 1966
Faculty To Consider Change
Faculty Senate will consider the pos
sibility of changing the Christmas Vaca
tion return dates at its meeting Tuesday.
Many students in recent weeks have
pointed out in both letters to the editor and
in personal conversation that they are con
cerned about the vacation ending the day
after New Years on Monday, Jan. 2.
These students have noted, and the
Daily Nebraskan agrees, that asking stu
ents and faculty to return on Jan. 2 will
cause many people to drive back to school
during the worst traffic season of the year
and that the Jan. 2 date will cut many
New Years family celebrations to a quick
The Student Senate has passed a mo
tion asking that Faculty Senate change
the dates and James G. Porter, chairman
cf the Faculty Senate calendars commit
tee, has said that he would support some
type of change.
Most professors have agreed with the
students and Porter that the return date
creates a definite safety hazard.
On the other hand, it has been ex
plained by Prof. Edward Megay and other
faculty members that the Jan. 2 date is
unavoidable because there is only one,
week between New Years Day and Dead
Week followed by semester examinations.
In addition to this, some faculty mem
bers have said that it is important that
Monday, Jan. 2, be used as a school day
because of quiz sections, labs and other
special study groups which meet on Monday.
The Dally Nebraskan can understand
both sides of the argument .Students and
faculty members do need every possible
day especially toward the end of the se
mester for lectures, reviewing and sum
marizing of courses.
On the other hand, if the school re
sumes on the day following New Years, it
will be disregarding requests made each
year by the governor and the President
of the United States, not to mention all the
safety councils in the U.S., that people try
not to drive on New Years Day unless
absolutely necessary. The school in a
manner of speaking will be asking every
student and faculty member to disregard
this safety precaution and to possibly add
to the critical fatality and accident total
during the New Years weekend.
Although the Nebraskan feels very
sympathetic to Prof. Megay's intelligent
explanation of the problem and why the
situation cannot be avoided, we are still
not sure that one day of study is so im
portant that the school should take the
chance of risking even one student or
faculty member's life.
The Daily Nebraskan hopes that the
Faculty Senate meeting will be well at
tended Thursday and the faculty will def
initely try to find some type of compro
mise that will satisfy the educational goals
of the University and yet not surround the,
return trip to school with hazard and dis
regard for safety precautions.
Faculty Investigation Requested
In Friday's paper it was announced
that no all-University convocations have
been scheduled for this year.
The Daily Nebraskan editorially ex
plained at that time what a critical and
discouraging situation this is for the stu
dents and for the University as an educa
We feel sure that many faculty mem
bers will agree with the paper that a .
university needs many prominent speak
ers each semester representing all kinds
of ideas and viewpoints.
The Nebraskan would like to request
and encourage some faculty member to
ask for an explanation at Tuesday's Fac
ulty Senate meeting about the failure of
the convocations committee to schedule
any speakers in the ten months it has had
to be working.
The paper would also like to suggest
to Faculty Senate that it consider a com
plete investigation of the speaker situa
tion on this campus.
TO DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
Most students would agree with Chan
cellor Hardin's statement, made before
ASUN last week, that "there is an air of
excitement accompanying the rapid growth
and development of the University of Ne
braska." This air of excitement is always
present in any environment that is under
going rapid change. It is the prevalent
feeling at the University and is also an
appropriate description of the prevalent
feeling in our world and nation today.
We feel excitement today because we
are increasingly aware of our roles in the
outgoing process of Creation, which is as
good a description of life as any other.
Being in this process of Creation has al
ways been the state of man. And man has
always been aware to varying degrees cf
this unique human stance where he is be
tween the No Longer and the Not Yet.
Man alone is the one who must decide
what the Not Yet will be like.
In this situation, which is life, man is
given complete freedom to make decisions.
It is an often-used cliche that with freedom
goes responsibility, yet few of us f u 1 1 y
realize the implications of that especially
in the range of cosmic freedom and abso
lute, historical responsibility.
With his freedom man can responsibly
build a future which will enhance life and
make life more meaningful for all, or with
his freedom man can, just as easily, ir
responsibly destroy all life a fact which
burst abruptly into the world's conscience
in August, 1945.
A criticism of this view of life and its
urgency for vi can be expressed, "But
hasn't it always been so?" "What makes
living today so much different from living
at any other time in history?"
- The answer to these questions lies in
the fact that history, or this ongoing pro
cess of Creation, no longer operates ac
cording to the laws of an arithmetic pro
gression. It operates according to the laws
of a geometric progression. Our power to
destroy, our store of emplracal knowledge,
even the world's population is growing geo
metrically, not arithmetically. IN THIS
FACT LIES THE CAUSE OF OUR
URGENCY. In this fact lies the ground for
our ambivalent feeling of an "air of ex
citement". Given this situation of life today the
crucial question upon which the future of
humanity rests is, "Is our awareness of
morality, is our ethical sense also increas
ingly geometrically?" "Is our ability to
make the "right" decisions for humanity
keeping pace with the sheer number of
decisions that have to be made, and with
the increased tools, in the form of know
ledge and power, that science has placed
at man's disposal?"
THE UNIVERSITY'S TASK
In the light, then, of our particular
situation today with its urgent demand for
responsible action, Chancellor Hardin's re
marks about an "air of excitement" takes
on deeper meaning. It is an exciting time
to be at the University for we, as students,
faculty and administration, are creating
the University of the future.
But we must constantly keep In mind
the responsibility that goes with this job of
Creation, for the type of University we
create will determine the quality of human
rights that are sent out into the world.
These human beings are going to be the
ones who, along with the graduates of
every other educational institution in the
world, will make the little and big de
cisions alike that will determine whether
'humanity lives or dies in the next fifty
Are we creating a University that will
produce these men? Are we creating a
University that develops In its students the
ethical sense needed to make the "right"
decisions pertaining to the world's prob
lems? The University of Nebraska of yester
day and even today has not been this type
of University in enough ways. Granted it
has done some of this, but not nearly as
much as is necessary. And where it has
done it, it is usually a secondary result of
the task of training people to do a particu
Though most administrators and fac
ulty members agree that the central role
of education in society is to make life
more meaningful and make a better world,
far too many of these people have avoided
studying and clarifying their explicit, or
implicit, educational goals. This is an un
fortunate situation for the educational
goals will determine to what extent the
central role of education is fulfilled.
Many administrators and faculty mem
bers think that the role of the educator is
passively to present knowledge to students
and society, but not to make value judg
ments about that knowledge. That job is
left totally in the student's or society's
hands. Quite often this action is justified
by saying that to do otherwise would be to
indoctrinate. This justification, however,
fails to make the distinction between in
doctrination and the e x e r c 1 s e of lead
ership. For if we concede that education
is a positive good which makes on a bet
ter individual, docs it not follow that the
educator has a responsibility to society to
use his knowledge?
One of the ironic things about this
passive conception of educational goals is
that the administrator or teacher who be
lieves in this thinks he is being impartial.
Nothing could be farther from the truth,
for to avoid taking a clearcut negative or
positive decision is really to make one of
the strongest decisions possible in favor of
the present situation. Not making an inten
tional decision, then, is really making what
is in fact a negative decision in regard to
change and progress.
The University we should be creating
is one that uses its total facilities to lead
society toward a better world. It should
be at the cutting edge of society some
where between the No Longer and the
It should actively be communicating to
the bulk of society what the structures
and models of the future should be. It
should continue to produce new tools of
knowledge, but should just as seriously
promote the best uses of those tools. This
job of leadership should not be a secon
dary, or periphery, activity that may or
may not come In the course of events, but
should be a vital part of the intentional
goals of a university.
The University of the future can
no longer avoid facing questions like
these "Can schools promote economic
growth or change local prejudices?" "Can
schools by injecting cosmopolitan values
into a parochial setting upgrade a com
munity?" Can the University of Nebraska
'help lead the state of Nebraska back into
a social and economic position which is
closer to the rest of the country?" These
questions have got to be given more con
sideration in the future. We can no longer
say these questions, and the challenges
they pose, do not exist. It will take responsi
ble men tc answer these questions, men
who realize the answers are not simple.
I believe these questions in the future
increasingly have to be answered in the
affirmative. The "Impossible Dream" of a
truly "human" world is too important a
goal for any educational Institution to do
less than assume its proper role of pro
viding leadership for its students and for
the society at large. (
Our Man Hoppe-
Politics In California
... BY GENE POKORNY
Governor Brown and Mr.
Reagen have reached a
not to discuss race riots
including what causes
them, how to handle them
and what should be done
to prevent them.
And you certainly have to
hand it to both candidates
for their high degree of
statesmanship in declining
to debate an issue that, no
matter which side they
took, could only cost them
Of course, Governor
Brown, a more experienced
statesman, feels the same
way about crime, the
courts, fair housing and pot
smoking at the University
of California. Such issues,
he says, should not be in
jected into politics.
Mr. Reagan, who's learn
ing, says that even elemen
tal statesmanship forbids
discussing such extraneous
topics of little interest. Like
the John Birch Society. Or
And each, of course, has
made It clear time and
again that he will never
stoop to engaging in per
sonalities with his no-good .
Well, with those matters
disposed of, let us ima
gine a Great Television De
bate. "Hi, there, Ron, and my
fellow Californians out there
in the television audience.
It's certainly good to be
here today to discuss in
statesmanlike fashion the
issues we face."
"Gosh, Governor, I feel
the same way and I'm glad
you made it."
"Excuse me, Ron, you're
not implying I was afraid
to come or that I might
bumble around and not find
the studio or something?
"Golly, no, Governor. I
think of you as a courage
ous, intelligent and decisive
"Golly-gee, thanks, Ron.
You know I feel the same
way about you. In my ex
perience . . ."
"In your what?"
"Whoops, sorry, Ron. No
offense. I certainly wasn't
going to bring that subject
up. Just a figure of speech."
"That's all right, Gover
nor. But I think we should
begin our debate. What
would you like to talk
"Well ... No, I suppose
we shouldn't get into that."
"Well, how about ... No,
there's no telling where that
"I know what, Ron. I
could talk about my rec
ord." "Do you think that's fair,
"Oh, I guess not, seeing
you don't have a ... I
mean, I suppose you're
right. That is, accurate, not
right in the sense of . . .
Well. Why don't you talk
"Well. All right. I'll come
right out and say flatly I'm
for good government. No
"No offense taken, Ron.
And I'll answer you spirit
edly by saying I'm for good
government, too. Moreover,
I'm against bad govern
ment." "Yes, me, too."
"Well . . ."
But let's have faith. Let's
have faith that as the cam
paign waxes hot both men
will rise above statesmen
ship and achieve the heights
of true partisan politics
including smears, charact
er assassinations and vici
ous counter charges.
They're the lifeblood of
Besides, there's always
the off chance a candidate
will get so riled up that
when an issue comes along
he'll forget to duck.
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Bill Minier s
Today your erstwhile col
umnist has the task of re
viewing a film which he saw
last Thursday. The title of
the film is "What's Up Tiger
Lily?" and I received a
complimentary pass in order
to go see it and write this
review, good or bad.
I spent all day Thursday
trying to find a date, be
cause the puss was good for
two people. I finally decided
that every coed on campus
either has tests on Friday
or is a member of AUF.
I even offered to take one
of the brothers from the
house, but they insisted they
had to work on homecoming
displays. Maybe I have bad
Well, I finally ran down
to the theater about 7:00
(the show was supposed to
start at 6:45), and was just
in time to catch the begins
ning of the show.
Sitting down, however, I
found myself entranced by
the passionate love scene
being enacted right before
my eyes. 1 could hardly
tear myself away. Then I
decided I had better watch
The movie Itself is an ac-
tual Japanese film, on the
order of James Bond or per
haps more like Our Man
Flint. Only instead of the
Japanese sound track with
voices in Japanese, Ameri
can sound track and voices
have been substituted. The
only difference is that the
dubbed In voices are not an
actual translation of t h e
Japanese words, but rather
dialogue which Woody Al
len, the producer, has
The result is a constant
ly hilarious exchange among
the actors whose words sel
dom match the mock ser
iousness of t h e 1 r actions.
The show begins with our
two heros fighting approxi
mately fifty henchmen in an
effort to save a female co
hort who is about to be
sawed in half.
Our hero shouts exple
tives at his evil" attackers,
"You Turkish dog! You Ro
man cowl You Spanish
fly I" Needless to say, our
two secret agents per
severe, and the Japanese
police force arrives just in
time to clean up those for
tunates who our heros have
The whole story centers
around the secret agents'
attempts to recover the Egg
Salad Recipe, which has
been stolen by Shepherd
Wong. In addition, there is
the constant interference of
Wong Fat who wants to
steal the Recipe from the
evil Shepherd Wong and
then sell it back to him.
Our hero reminds him,
though, that two Wongs
don't make a wight.
The show constantly
shifts from one narrow es
cape to another hair-raising
episode (with side trips of
our hero to various bed
rooms). The final result is
one of the funniest shows
which you will see in a long
Its only faults seem to be
that many lines are missed,
because of the laughter of
the audience, and some
parts fall down by compar
ison because so much of the
movie is extremely comical
and satirical. The movie has
a negligible plot, no moral
purpose (except perhaps as
a satire on spies and spy
movies), but it is one of the
most enjoyable two hours
you can spend for (1.25.
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I Opinion I
As a one-time, long-time newspaper reporter, I heartily
endorse your editorial, "Apology to Reporter Needed."
Robert J. Cranford
School of Journalism.
Pound Signatures Ridiculous
Re: the article on page 5 of the Oct. 6 Daily Nebraskan
on "Election Policies Cleared" concerning the recent elec
tions in Pound Hall.
According to Miss Fran Holman, residence director of
the unit, the girls were required to sign their ballots in
order to keep tabs on who had voted. This is ridiculous.
In the first place, if the ballots were put into a locked
container, it would be impossible during the balloting for
anyone to see who had voted. Furthermore, even if the
signatures were cut off before the votes were counted, the
judges still could possibly have seen who had voted for
whom and we seriously question the constitutionally of
anything like this.
By contrast, in Gather Hall elections, the judges have a
roster of the hall in front of them. When a resident votes,
his name is simply checked off the list. The system has
always worked fine in Cather.
We are proud of the liberal and democratic form of
self-government that we have in Cather Hall. We feel that
is due to the free hand our residence directors, Wayne Kuncl
last year and Jim Pequette this year, have given to the
Cather Hall political system.
It is unfortunate that our neighbor Pound Hall has not
enjoyed the same political autonomy as we have, but we
believe that under Elaine Kallos, new president of Pound
Hall, that leadership will come from the elected officers
in Pound Hall.
Insult To Conscience
I think that Gale Pokorny's column "Fox's Facts" is
an insult to the humanitarian conscience.
Other countries need our help, but do not deserve to
have their appeals to us labeled "Palms across the Sea"
as Mr. Pokorny puts it.
I believe sending marshmallows to the hungry people
of Viet Nam is a fitting example of the concern for their
plight that actually does exist here on campus.
R. B. Einwand
The Next War
A Thought for today:
The long war had ended.
Tts miseries had grown faded.
Deaf men became difficult to talk to.
Heroes became bores.
Who had converted blood Into gold
Had grown elderly.
But they held a meeting.
"We think perhaps we ought
To put up tombs
Or erect altars
To those brave lads
Who were so willingly burnt,
Who lost all likeness to a living thing
Or were blown to bleeding patches of flesh
For our sakes.
It would look well.
Or we might educate the children."
But the richest of these wizards
And he said,
"I have always been to the front
in private enterprise
I yield in public spirit
To no man.
I think yours is a very good idea
A capital idea
And not too costly.
But it seems to me
That the cause for which we fought
Is again endangered.
What more fitting memorial for the fallen
Than that their children
Should fall for the same cause?"
Rushing eagerly into the street
The kindly old gentlemen cried
To the young:
"Will you sacrifice
Through your lethargy
What your fathers died to gain?
Our cause is in peril.
The world must be made safe for the youngl"
And the children
Osbert Stllwell (in Argonaut and Juggernaut, about 1920)
Vol 90, No. 16
Oct. 10. 196
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