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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
r Friday, 6ctober 8, 19S7
Beauty Is . . .
Okay, girls, You can breathe again
. now. The finalists for Best Dressed Coed
have been announced and you know that
you got it or you didn't get it.
If you didnt make it, don't worry
your well-groomed heads about it an awful
lot, there are still eight more major queen
titles plus untold numbers of lesser
awards and all the fraternity sweetheart
crowns just waiting for some lucky coed.
With Miss Rush Week, Best Dressed
Coed and Miss Sigma Chi Derby Day
wrapped up for this year you still have a
crack at Cornhusker Beauty Queen Isell
those books, kids), Nebraska Sweetheart,
Ideal Nebraska Coed, Homecoming
Queen, Miss International Shorthorn, Ac
tivities Queen, May Queen, Miss Impres
sions, Miss Block and Bridle, Miss
Brand X, Miss Midshipsman and Queen
And, girls, if you can't seem to hack
any of these and your fraternity man
fails to get you chosen as his house's
sweetheart, there Is always Miss Fre
quency Modulation, a title which should
be relatively simple to capture since it's
brand new and most girls will overlook it
in the stampede to grab a shiny trophy
and a spot in the yearbook.
A few pointers to help out the coeds
going after a beauty title might be helpful.
May we suggest that coeds who earnestly
want to capture a title:
SLEEP a good deal to keep wrinkles
from forming, they mar the beauty of the
well-powdered and camoflauged face.
EAT very little to avoid spoiling that
near-perfect size eight bathing suit.
SMILE a lot. Practice smiling natur
ally so no one will guess It's your 55th in
terview in one week.
MEMORIZE a little speech about
'My aim in life" or "Why I would rather be
this queen than Mortar Board." Make ,
certain you sound sincere and doc't dub
in the name of the wrong queen.
FIND OUT ahead of your interview
time which of the "judges" has the real
power on the board and direct your an
swers almost exclusively to him.
FIND someone who's been through
the interview in past years and grill her
on the kinds of questions asked and the
kinds of responses expected (actually if a
member of the committee sponsoring the
contest is in your house or dorm, it is best
to talk to her, make sure she knows who
One last word for the confirmed
beauty title seeker, if you are going allout
to get some title, any title, keep a stiff
upper lip, even if the titles seem to keep
going to girls in the same sorority houses
year after year.
Somewhere among the 351 beauty
titles conferred yearly on buxom campus
beauties is one that matches you (or will
be somehow over looked by everyone else. )
Say, why not try for Miss Frequency
Too often the Chancellor of a large
university is shrouded in a hazy cloud of
Thus students merely speculate what
the feelings of the students,
the Chancellor thinks and the Chancellor
must speculate what the students think.
Today the Daily Nebraskan initiates
an interview-with-the-Chancellor series,
hoping to clear away some of the hazy
cloud that has surrounded our Chancellor.
This should give students some idea of how
the Chancellor feels on basic issues, elim
inating the need for speculation.
We would hope, however, that this
could be carried one step further. The
Nebraskan would like to have the Chan
cellor appear at more Student Senate
meetings, at a Hyde Park Forum and
other such meetings of students.
This type of approach has worked for
New York Mayor John Lindsay. We ask
why not for the Chancellor?
We are sure this method could clear
up many animosities and misunderstand
ings between students and the Administra
But it seems to the Daily Nebraskan
that the interview with Chancellor Har
din points out a serious problem within
the administrative bureaucracy.
From Chancellor Hardin's interview
it appears that there has been a serious
communications problem between Chan
cellor Hardin and his underlings, specif
ically G. Robert Ross, vice chancellor and
dean of student affairs.
Dean Ross told students that the rea
son the Ad Hoc Housing Committee's rec
ommendations could not be implemented
was financial too many dormitory spaces
and too few students.
Yet from the interview with Hardin,
it seems that Dean Ross told Chancellor
Hardin that students were seeking equal
housing standards for men and women.
So, like the sophomore women, the soph
omore men are now required to live in on
It seems fairly obvious that what the
students feel on the housing issue is not
being correctly relayed to Chancellor Har
din by Dean Ross, or that some type of
serious communications problem exists.
The Nebraskan feels that this is only
further proof that perhaps Chancellor Har
din should try to meet more often with
students and find out their real feelings
on campus issues.
by Gale Pokorny
An interesting breed of individuals
lurks amidst the clapboard and sagging
porch districts that constitute that part of
Lincoln city officials like to think of (eu
pheamistically of course) as the suburbs.
This group is generally thought to have
characteristics, personalities and tactics
not unlike those of the medieval feudal
lords and it is true that the houses they
own bear a disturbing resemblance to
those of the same period.
The major difference, however, lies in
the fact that these people do not live in
these houses of pre-Dark Ages design,
they seek to rent them to college students
who have decided to risk adult life and
move off campus.
One can rationalize the Uiuver:sity's
housing policy as doing the student a favor
of sorts (one of many) when the restric
tions keep the naturally naive out of the
talons of the local population.
Actually these people aren't that bad.
Undoubtably, by now, you've heard sev
eral gruesome accounts of the inhuman
treatment dealt out to sweet unsuspecting
college students by savage and sadistic
landlords. It if highly improbable that of
of the hundreds of taleB circulating via
the vine around campus, one has never
reached your tender ears about the audac
ities of those really misunderstood souls
who hi reality do such a service to the
academic world when they share their
dwellings with a few poor starving shol
ars. But you must realize because these
stories come from the lips of fellow suf
ferers, they tend to be somewhat biased.
The landlords that fringe the imme
diate campus area do have some ad
mirable points as I have determined from
an extended analysis of newspapers ads
describing the places they are attempting
to rent (pass off) as student apartments,
and then by doing extensive field reseruch,
I cms-checked the ad with the genuine
article. These people are not exclusively
a cloak (or choke) and dagger bunch as
campus (we're all cynics at heart) would
make them out to be.
I have found that if an advertisement
put in the local wipe describing an apart
ment as having running water, it most
generally does, water running all ovei the
plae. from the pipes, the sink, through
tht windows and roof (during heavy mist)
right through the walls in a regular rain
storm, etc. As to the question of hot or
cold water I have discovered there is a
direct relationship is temperature to: 1)
tht pipa that is leasing the water, 2) tht
time of the year. But then this is neither
here nor there, the fact is the ad speci
fied running water and run it does (some
times it runs so fast "sprinting" sould be
a more fitting term).
Then occasionally I would come
across "a room with a view" ad and.
sure enough, everv apartment sc labelled
possessed a view. Now why you would
want to sit at your window and view the
solid brick rear wall of a potato chip fac
tory is beyond me, but some people get
their cookies in strange ways and no doubt
somewhere around this place, a pros
pective renter is looking for just such a
wall to view (for hours on end no less.)
Other "views" consisted of such
things as a breath-taking panorama of a
gargabe burning area (and it sure wti
breath-taking), the splendor of Beveral
assorted alleys (with or without sleepir.y
drunks) and one tremendous shot oi a
liquor store parking lot (see people of all
walks of life . . . very educational).
A couple of ads allow, and even en
courage, pets. While this proved in fact to
be valid, the prospective renter should be
somewhat wary of this kind of situation.
The landlord will invariably prefer the
pet to be a hungry cat and his reasons
have something to do with the pltter patter
of little feet (no there aren't any kids)
especially at night.
Then ona should always be on the
watch for places having "space saving
accomodations. A space-saving kitchen,
for instance, usually means that in one
corner of the living room, one is apt to
find a pre-Civil War hotplate, a water
faucet, (if not a pump) protruding out of
the wall, and a folding chair and rusty
TV tray serving as the "dinette set." A
spsce-ssrisg bedroom usually signifies a
fold down cot coming out of the side of the
refrigerator or a alightly sagging navy
hammock strung between the light fix
tures. Experience has proven than an auto
mobile need not always be a hindrance
for all sort of ads proclaim -"plenty of
off-street parking." Once translated, thiB
means your hub caps will disappear
within a week regardless of the fact that
the city police are by every half hour
to chalk your tires and every hour and a
half to tow away any unmoved cars.
In short, we shouldn't accuse the local
landlord set of anything unique, they are
quite similar to the rest of the good busi
nessmen we encounter as seldom as wt
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I dare you to print this.
In reply to Mr. Dickmey
er's column "The Pot," I
would have to say that Mr.
Dickmeyer is going to pot!
The weary world of the
newspaper must be running
out of material. How can he
lake an editorial (I doubt if it
was completely in text) and
proceed to tear down an ed
ucational institution which
is recognized as one of the
best small colleges in the
Midwest? It sounds like a
personal criticism based on
at what the expert (Dick
meyer) on educational in
stitutions has to say.
He says Chadron State is
an intellectual wasteland
which he attended for one
He stated that the CSC
"Eagle" is censored. Why
doesn't he look at the Rag.
Last year 1 wrote a letter
to the editor criticizing the
paper and it seemed to be
He says that there are
limitations at CSC and I
agree; but is the University
He Beems to have a bril
liant art student friend who
was asked to get a haircut
(Beatle length) or leave
school. I wore my hair long
er than the Beatles while I
attended CSC and was al
lowed to continue my edu
cation. This year there are
many friends of mine at
CSC who have Beatle hair
cuts and are still in school.
On his hot summer night
he was asked to leave the ii
bruary for wearing a clean
shirt, bermuda shorts and
shoes. I dresued like this
many times while I w as at
CSC and the library facili
ties were still open to me.
CSC is having trouble fill
ing up its dorms ajd some
are closed. The University
bad tht samt problem but
instead of closing the dorms,
the University decided to
force enough students to
live in them whether they
wanted to or not. Which so
lution do you like?
To conclude, I must say
that it is easy to criticize a
school 450 miles away with-
out any constructive sug
gestions. 1 find the Univer
sity more of an educational
wasteland than CSC. One
final question, Mr. Dick
meyer, is t h e University
such a fabulous improve
ment? Bill Beard
Editor's Note (The Daily
Ncbraskaa is subjected to
oo censorship other than
that imposed by the staff
A Correspondent in
Wednesday's Daily Nebras
kan poBed the case for de
ferred xuBh with respect
to the rushee.
For every reason
gave in criticizing
present rush system, I tup
port the present rush sys
tem. He wrote that freshmen
"are here to get an educa
tion and their freshmen
year is the most important
Agreed. When a man
pledges a fraternity, every
effort is made by its mem
bers to help him form good
study habits and master
his courses in order to ac
quire a solid foundation for
a high grade average.
Members of the Greek
system feel this is on im
portant advantage over
dorm life. A house may
have over a hundred ex
perienced men who know
the campus, the courses and
the instructors and who are
familiar with freshman
He wrote that freshmen
"are in a new environ
ment. They are unstable
and need every chance
they can get to help them
become settled in their sew
Agreed. The very first
fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa
(now a honorary scholas
tic fraternity, originally a
social fraternity), was
founded Dec. 5, 1776, on
the principles of friendship,
comradeship, and high
This formula, providing
a friendly, home-away-from-home
proved successful to this
day. In the past ten years
alone, the number of under
graduate fraternities in the
United States and Canada
has risen from 3.095 to
3,990, a gain of 895 houses.
The number of Greek
campuses has risen since
1956 from 349 to 441.
"A Correspondent's" defi
nition of a fraternity stated
that it is a group "formed
chiefly for social pur
poses .. . ." He then asks
how a student can "hope to
establish himself if he lives
in a house 'formed for
His definition of '"social,"
from the inference of his
question, seems to der
rogatorily connote constant
pleasure whether it be
campus activities, intra
muralu, or more probably
such as house parties,
woodsies, and the like.
Correspondent, let me of
fer my definition of "fra
ternity," provided by deb
ater's New Collegiate Dic
tionary: "In American
colleges, a student organi
zation formed chiefly to
promote friendship and wel
fare among the mem
And in turn, my defini
tion of -"social," alBO Web
ster's: "That is Bpent, tak
en, enjoyed, etc., in the
company of one's friends or
equalB . . ."
I hope the above defi
nitions will help to clarify
the concept of "social fra
ternity," with the emphasis
on friendship and welfare.
So you see, Correspond
ent, by the nature of the
fraternity organization, its
underlying principles and
goals, the Creek system is
concerned with the rushee.
Ri&Kt of Left
by A. C. E.
With Halloween fast approaching, one's thoughts
naturally turn to Mortar Boards end Innocents.
The organizations, whose purposes seem to be the filling
of four Cornhusker pages, have again swung into action in
preparation for the annual snow VI expected sometime in
the next few months.
The Innocents, as usual, got first crack at the fresh
man girls. Of course this happening was largely by default
since one of the Society's major projects is the sponsoring
of the annual Freshman Sock Hop.
However the dance does have great psychological over
tones for it instills the hope in every young boy and girl
that they too may someday have a red stripe hanging on
their bod or bulletin board, whichever the case may be.
N Besides sponsoring dances, scholarships, and Ivy Day
the Innocents just are. There's nothing like wearing a red
devil jackets and stripe to a Regents meeting or even to
class just for a kick.
With the implied promise that "you too may someday
have my status," Mortar Boards have been frequenting
living units lauding the merits of organizations ranging
from AWS (Alliance for Women's Suppression) to UNSEA
(United Network for Subversive Educational Advance
met). Join, join, join seems to be M.B."s bag, but then every
body has their thing.
Of course the annual M.B. mum sale does show prom
ise. Flower children are the "in" thing and to gain some
status our Wonder Women might be persuaded to sponsor
Besides, the live-in could be a money-making project
and M.B.'s are always interested in money. This fact is
clearly evidenced by the penny toll on every minute after
1:00 a.m. on those special Mortar Board nights.
You know, you come in at 2:00 a.m. and your date is
totally broke so you shell out sixty cents and then the
Masked Marauders sweep out to split the profits with AWS
As opposed to the Innocents Society Mortar Board does
have some prerequisites for membership:
KEEP those grades up because M.B.s never takes an
exception to the rule. It doesn't matter if you are the first
student member to the Board of Regents because a 1.97
just doesn't compare with that little wonder down the street
who pulled a 3.0 and is also in a living unit that hasn't had
an M.B. in three years.
JOIN organizations that have plenty of officers. If at
all possible pull the presidency and it's even better if you
can combine your position of chief executive with the vice
presidency and-or treasurer of the same organization that
BE a committee chairman. It doesn't matter which
committee just get one.
EITHER be very quiet or very loud. They teem to
prefer quiet people but if you're loud it's too embarrassing
to ignore you.
If the senior honoraries spent less time selecting next
year's chosen few maybe they could devote some time to
living up to the expectations of those who still remember
the slogan "Leadership, Scholarship, and Service.
True, Mortar Boards and Innocents may be the victims
of this campus-perpetuated myth but nevertheless they
have placed themselves in the position by accepting mem
bership. So is it no wonder that as Mortar Board and Innocent
trip lightly hand in hand through the admiring crowd of
spectators to their 50-yard line seat6 that one begins to
wonder if the Senior Honorary functions are better than
i:, to th wiDov-jjreeB wis of epring
Your offered your kites to kindness.
Paying out line you played at mastering
The cross-currents tugging away your dress
And straddling a hill above Norwich
You flew ego-high in blue. shrlU-pltcbed
Delight, playing child against your age
Throwing your shadow east upon the ground
Your mind dissolved of earlier rage
Into flight above the realm of sound.
Your kite, tossing its beat!
Above the river flew pure
Joy and yon were secure.
JAMES C KUHN III
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