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Wednesday, October 15, 1g?5
I cannot think of how many times a person has almost
been hit. by a car crossing the crosswalk to the SOI BIdg.
Well, Monday, I was walking next to the girl who was hit
by a car in that crosswalk ( see p. 1).
Is this what it takes to get something done? I hope now
that someone is halfway concerned for the safety of pedes
trians and decides to put some lights at that dangerous
Julie Kris ty
With the historic events of Homecoming. 1975 all but
forgotten, there are those of us who still question its
While not attempting to discredit the obvious talents
possessed by Ron Wheeler, I think the importance of Ralph
Crabtree was overplayed tremendously in regards to the
election of the university's first king. .
It was interesting to note in Monday's followup article
that the duly elected king, Daniel Fox, was given very little
recognition at all. In fact, it appears as though the Lincoln
Journal and the Omaha World-Herald have covered the issue
in much greater detail.
Notice also that both Ralph and the new queen, Jackie
Learned, received their pictures in the school paper, but I
did not see a picture of our first king anywhere. Further
more, I might note that Fox is a member of Sigma Alpha
Mu Fraternity, another fact .that was omitted, while the
independence of Miss Learned was brought out. It is my
hope that these errors are not a reflection of the attitudes
of the staff of this paper, but are instead an oversight on
Since this was the initial election of such an official", it
would seem to me that credit is owed where credit is due. 1
commend Fox on a job well done and laud him for his
efforts. However, equal coverage is the issue at hand, and
this idea was seriously overlooked.
Prejudice is an element that cannot be afforded in the
methods used by an award-winning newspaper because, as
you have yourselves pointed out, it is not Rood for the read-
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vine street irregulars
Advice for the grad worn
By Michael HiUigoss
Yossarian surveyed the sea of undergraduates at Sam's
with a reflective, philosophical look.
"You look thoughtful," I said. "What's on your mind?'
"You realize, don't you, that a lot of those students will
be going blindly on to graduate school next fall?" he
"I suppose so," I said. "But why do you say blindly?"
"Because they won't have thought about their plans.
They'll probably just go to the first place that accepts them
or to the one that offers the most money as t teaching
assistant," he observed.
iossanan, you ve oeen tnrougn ine wars, wnat advice
would you give them?" I prompted.
"Actually, any student serious about grad school should
talk with the faculty and Vine Street Irregulars in his
major department," he replied.
lie added some general advice:
(1) You should identify your motives for going to
graduate school. Be certain you want to attend. Going to
graduate school Is a little like getting married, joining a
religious order and becoming an apprentice in a medieval
You should understand that grad school will not
necessarily insure a higher salary or a better job. As a
general rule, grad school is best suited for those prepared
to dedicate themselves to a scholarly life.
SI Do your homework early. The reference librarians
ve can help you uncover schools offering good pro
grams In your mrjor. Find out about the character and
national reputation of the schools that sound promising
(remember that ranking in the "Big 8" means next to
(3) Write to attractive schools and ask for detailed
information, including faculty strengths, a list of the
courses for the 1976-77 academic year and special require
ments they have (so that you can get them out of the wav
at UNL this spring.). '
(4) Begin to consider advisers. The character, focus and
rigor of a thesis or dissertation will depend to a great extent
on the personality and expertise of your adviser.
Read the recent work of faculty members in the school
of your choice and decide if you feel comfortable with
their approach and style. In many ways, finding a good
adviser is more important than finding a "good" school
(5) Make arrangements to visit the campus during the
Christmas break. You are looking for a place to spend the
next few years and several thousand dollars.
(6) Apply, if you think oull be comfortable there.
I believe I have it all down here as Yossarian gave it to
me, but the din at Sam's was so loud I could hardly concen
"I think you're getting old, HUligoss," said Yossarian
promising a quieter setting for our next meeting.
I have never written an open letter before but Wifla
Marie Lowson's letter in Monday's Daily Nebraskan
As a fraternity president, I am sorry this incident
occurred. Upon reading the letter I immediately begsa
checking around with my men to see if we were rcspoa
sible, but no one knew of any such incident. I arc sorry all
the other presidents did the same.
It is sad you can stereotype the Greek System on this
there obviously must be biases on your part to badmouih
all Greeks, including sororities, when all are not account
able. Last year we pledged a man from one of the residence
halls during open rush. His dorm-brother stole one of our
plaques, but the police recovered it. How would you like to
have been stereotyped with thcae few independents if we
had written an open letter? I can name other incidents, but
the war between us could go and on and that is not my in
tention. Willa, we have pride in our houses and when notified of
behavior such as this, peer pressure eradicates future
problems. We're tired of being put down, never hearing of
the good we do (for example, the beautiful homecoming
And oh yes, since you're on our case, sorry about the
traffic problems Friday night when all the locals came
down to have a look.
Michael A. Morris
From a soap box
I have as of now read one too many anti-Greek editorials
and letters to the editor in the Daily Nebraskan. I wish I
had tallied them all up so I could tell you just how many
there have been this year. (Editor's note: The tally is: bo
"anti-Greek" editorials, one definitely "anti" letter sad two
marginally "anti" letters.)
As for Willa Marie Lowson's disappointment with the
Greeks, I would like to apologize for the Greek system and
encourage her to give us another chance. But I question
the Daily Nebraskan's use of her letter at all. I'm sure every
Ssrson on campus could cite a bad experience at dorms and
reek houses alike, but must we label the whole system?
And the Yell Squad controversy! It has become another
typically tactless effort by those who would put down for
the sake of putting down! Sure, we need to look at the
system, but if a Greek tries out and makes the squad is it
hisher fault. No! the responsibility of those in charge, the
Lastly, the Homecoming royalty, I for one am ecstatic
over Miss Learned' victory, because I know her to be t
very qualified person. However, had the independents not
picked such a deserving person, heshe would have woo
anyway, because write-ins are allowed.
You see, the only thing that independents unite on ii
their neverending war to put down the Greeks and every
thing they stand for. Greeks do not go around saying "God
damn independents" under their breath as in the 1950s.
No, we unite for useless and selfish things such as selling
mums for AUF, collecting canned foods for Lincoln's
needy and holding a talk-a-thon for a medical bum treat
Now IH get off my soap box and hope this will be the
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