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THE DAILY NEBR ASK AN
The Daily Nebraskan
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA OFFICIAL PUBLICATION
Katharine Newbranch Kdltor In Chief
Gaylord Davis Managing Kdltor
Holen Howe Associate Kdltor
Howard Murlln News Kdltor
Jack Landale Newa Kdltor
Oswald Dlack Sports Editor
Heidi Clltner Society Kdltor
Itobert L. Cook Military Kdltor
Glon II. Gardner Business ManaKcr
Dwight Slntvr Assistant Huslness Manager
Marian Hennlngcr Gayle Vincent Grubb Sadie Finch
Barle Coryell Mary Helping Kmll J. Konlcek
Uhe NeUon Hetty Hiddell Kathrrine Ilrenke
Tatrlcla Maloney Leonard Cowley Anna Hurtles
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mail matter under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
Since the memorable First Thursday founded by the Pilgrim
Fathers, has there never been such a glorious Thanksgiving! Indeed
we can not be content with giving thanks but we must celebrate,
tor this is a Thanksgiving which demands action, and positive grat
itude not merely passive Thanks. For more than two weeks we have
been rejoicing over the most vital settlement of human welfare.
There may have been some such Thanksgiving at the close of the
Civil War. Today totally eclipses all other Thanksgiving Days in
history, for the reason that this fall .Militarism and Autocracy met an
overwhelming defeat at the hands of Democracy. Of the many records
of the struggles of the people for an ideal and against a selfish domin
ion, the overthrow of the German Powers by the Allied Nations is the
We who live in such highly momentous times, have more than
our share to be thankful for. Ours is the opportunity to observe Tife
at its brightest and at its gayest. Today is not a National holiday
alone. It is, furthermore, a world wide holiday. For the other nations
of the earth this is a new day. The world, lanched as it is into a new
era. takes up new responsibilities with the secure feeling of ability
to accomplish what is to be done. We are glad that the past is past,
and our gladness lights up the future.
S. A. T. C.
This week the members of the Students' Army Training Corps were
given the opportunity to vote on two questions, vital to the con
tinuance of their own organization. The first question which was
concerned with the time of the dismissal of the Students' Army, re
sulted in a vote of 740 men who wanted to be discharged from th;. imit
at the end of the present semester. Of these 547 will remain n schoo.1.
There are, however, 471 men in the organization who-jfreft-r to have
the privilege of remaining in the unit until schooLefoses hf the Spring.
If the S. A. T. C. is disbanded before the nejj "Semester there are 610
men who will leave school. .-
When the S. A. T. C. plan was first ,,t into operation this fall,
many men who had been in school ieforc, complained that the present
plan of going to college, and trying to serve the government at the
tame time, was not satisfactory either scholastically or in a military
sense. For some there- Was too much going to school and not enough
military work and instruction to create a feeling of accomplishment
in the nation's w?,,. WOrk. For others who felt that the military part
of the training Vas secondary, there was too little time for school work,
and little or ,10 t,-me ,0 follow the course of study that would have been
-ClfXlCrUmtside the Army unit.
Since the signing of the armistice, and the consequent relaxation
of military drill, and the inevitable loss of interest in such courses,
there has been more time devoted to study and to the normal pursuits
of peace times. Those men who came to college in the Students' Army,
primarily bcause of the war, feel now, that the war is over, that they
are wasting time. Military duties have become irksome, especially
where no interest was placed In the academic branches of the course.
There are, necessarily, many things that had the consideration of
the men who voted en these important questions, if the vote influences
the unit, over half of the men now in school will leave. Likewise if the
S. A. T. C. continues, two-thirds of the men who compromise it will
During the war period school was looked upon by many as a non
essential. Such an opinion was, without doubt, erroneous. Appeals
to stay in school were made to the youth of the country by our fore
most men. Military authorities, more than any others, realized the
need of education for the men who were to do the fighting, and for
those who were to be the coming citizens of the United States. If edu
cation was requisite in time of war. It is vital now in time of peace,
when the young men of today are the ones to whom will fall the
arduous tasks which the war has left.
By Gayle Vincent Grubb
The engine clanged and belched its smoke
In a column of mirky white.
I rested my head on the back of the seat
And closed my eyes to the sight
Of all but that which was uppermost
In the recess of my heart;
The. lazy dreams I had often dreamed
And hopes that will never depart.
For in adding the figures from year to year
To determine the mark you've made.
You've won or you've lost and you've marked your course.
And your best Is the price that you've paid.
Thuukfulni'xa? Long as the world moves on
Tho' we've tasted the bitterest dregs,
Tho the path was tough and a trifle rocgh.
If we finish tin both or our logH,
Then we owe a tribute to Heaven altove
With a heart and a soul that's true.
If we've trau-led tho road of reverses and knocks
And have seen the Journey through.
For what we are Is what we are,
Not the man In the garments new.
The tailor serves but to make the clothes
While the man Inside Is you.
And so I mused to the grind of the whet-Is
What I owed to the world of men;
But I found my debt was heavy Indeed
As I lazily dreamed again;
Peace to a country that's dripping In blood.
And the freedom of bondaged souls,
Thanksgiving? Ah yet. It's a year of years
In the making and breaking of goals.
So It's Just that you and ifs Just that I
Tho' a speck In the world, but a mite
Should be thankful we're part of Democracy's cause
That has struggled for freedom and right.
Thanksgiving? My friend, have you known the time
When It seemed that you'd given, all,
When you've marvelled at men with their brilliant careers,
When the part you played seemed so small?
Well, stick at the problems you've started to solve,
Just be thankful you're trying your best.
And the sum of your efforts will not be lost.
You will grin at the hardest test.
Oh. there's so many things to be thankful for
There Is so much in life worth while;
And I wonder at folks with their moans and groans
When it's so much better to smile.
"The Fast is Fast and the West is West"
And never can I be you.
Yet the things you do may be the same
As the things that I can do.
And both of us, glad of the path we've made
Should be thankful down to the core
That the stand we've made is the stand we've made
With the prospect of something more.
The engine clanged and the brakes set hard
And my senses run clean rife,
Home: Thanksgiving: And over it all.
A brand new view of life.
NOTES OF THE FIRST
By Jeff Machamer
The party was held at Paw Mitlln .
stuccoed wlgwum on Riverside )r,V()
(Paw Hattan was a funiouH n,e Cu,.j
and had an extensive cement i,,lrilHti1
at Broadway and Forty second street)
Miles Standlsh and John smith
clasped hands across the turkey W,n
they saw each other's fraternity ,,H
Polkahawntus. daughter of aw
Hattan, the firo chief, squeezed j
Smith's hand under the table while
her ilrewaterrlghtlng father Rvo
Miles Standlsh wouldn't rush p,,,,
because she wasn't a sorority Rri'
John Smith wasn't that sort of fellow
John Ahlen, the chap who hooked
Standlsh, was so engrossed In the big,
blue, bottomless (yea as bottomless
as that famous hole In M.imnmth
Cave) eyes or Priscllla (can't recall
her last name; haven't seen her in
yeahs) that he didn't notice the drill
hie of cranberry sauce on his check
ered necktie. And when Polka's small
brother called his attention to it, he
was so einbarassed that he swished
the elbow of his tuxedo throuch Maw
Hattan's scrumptious but greasy dress
ing. (Yes In those days checkered
neckties were highly permissablo with
It- is presumed that "mayonnaise"
(Xo -no, Patricia, that isn't the name
of the French national anthem) was
at the height of its table popularity
at the time of the first Thanksgiving
dinner, and it has been on a steady
decline ever since!
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