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TTTF, DATIT NERRASKAX. SUNDAY. NOVEMRER 21. 1937
Sounds as If the
Army W ent Too
To the Editor:
Now it is wry possible thai
my humble folks noRlooted my
upbnnRinR fcroatly and that my
environment has boon exceedingly
uVfioiont in those things whion
effect character attributes, but
nevertheless, I was alw.-vs brought
up with the simple idea that peace
is not fighting, and that education
is a term, vague though it may
lie, that has to do with the process
known to use. 1he less glib, as
thinking. And so when a plump,
if not opulent, member of that
renowned body known as the
"service" tells me that the sure
way to peace is a large army, I
can't desist from indulging in a
bit of heresy; that is. mentally
questioning 'the reasoning of this
Now far be it from me to be
a doubting Thomas, but when
another member of this self
made aristocracy informs me
as well as fifty other basics,
thus killing many birds with one
stone that pacifism is a racket
and that all pacifists are treach
erous, sissies who don't know
what the score is, I am greatly
tempted to elevate my nostrils
in noble disdain. So I arouse
si'ffic ent courage to inquire of
the ni ntlemnn as to how he so
adroitly arrived at his deduc
t on;. : and I am favored with the
repiy that the army says iO, and
tne army can tell no lies.
I cuul i figure mit h.m- the hoys
who wear the ribbons ;md the
ie,!'ils mi the siime because the
ones w ho deserved I hem are dead
could justify themselves as teach
ers of honest to Coil learni'ig
Many times the "service" has told
me that the army trains men to
be ri" n em is, upstanding, success
ful, country loving. God fearing
men. So you can understand my
iiritaiioii when so illustrious a
personage as our own beloved I ?i
colonel behaves in so ungentle
i,:mily a fashion as was recently
displayed, namely employing' most
violent language in referring to
a former colleague.
Editor's note: The reference
here is to a story in the Ne
braskan which quoted Colonel
Oury as condemning Maj. Gen.
Smedley Butler in most un
gentlemanly lauguage. The Ne
braskan is glad to take this
opportunity to apologize to
Colonel Oury for this quotation:
Colonel Oury stated very em
phatically after the story ap
peared that he had not meant
his vituperative opinion for
publ cation. Consequently the
repo -ter who wrote the story
was at fault. The colonel is
entitled to both his opinion and
his lauguage, and neither can
be used as evidence that the
colonel is not a gentleman, if
he confines the same to his
own private office.
o continue with the letter.)
Or could it be that the army dis-lil-.s
people who question its
statements and that suppression
is the best way to spread un
truths. You see. I am entirely too
innocent to realize that army men
could be something more than
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bencficient clod like creatures who
sacrifice their all for the sake of
iheir native land.
This is no bet, but I don't think
that all the doves in Hod's fan
kingdom it is fair, isn't it ?
could make a peaceful world when
there are guys, yes, just ordinary
guys, who would smack over
somebody who refused to salute
the flag, or who show kids how to
kill other kids so sometime no kids
will have to shoot other kids. And
I don't think that all the women
in hell that's the type the army
boys po around with - and all
their babies could make a colonel's
heart g-entle. And as far as pa
triotism poos, there are a hell of a
lot better men than the colonel
who don't salute the flag.
You know, I don't like this com
pulsory stuff-it's like Foster
said, that is, every little thing, no
matter how small, that embodies
the suppression of free thought
and free expression is inherently
damaging to democracy, the very
thing that the "service" is pledged
to uphold. And I personally don't
think that you particularly admire
the military stuff yourself. Po
far as most issues, I reckon you
have done iike Foster- - what you
damn please; so tell me, whv not
sometime, when the fuel of thought
is burnt low, don't you pull the
old firebrand of compulsory drill
out of the casket and rehash it a
hit, and rally a fi w of us humbh
ones with simple thoughts, and let
us know that there is another
sissy around who is a wise traitoi
rather than a patriotic fool.
So what say. Mr. Kdilor. to a
period of revival for the blasphem
ers; the prospect of a hell is much
more exciting than Hie suretiess ol
Heaven, especially when thai hell
is the combustion of the remnants
of the things known on -earth as
the gentlemen of the army bril
liant, respected, celebrated. God
fearing, country loving, but craz
ier than an asylum inmate and
more corrupt than the devil him
self, if I may be so bold as to ex
press my own thoughts.
A. II. O. W.
Company M Sophomore.
The editor would like to remind
the above pulse writer that his
own languag'e is not especially
gentlemanly, and some of his allu
sions might have been kept as pri
vate as the colonel's vituperation
was intended to have been. As
for dragging the old corpse ol
compulsory drill out and rehashing
it, we decline to do so. The pres
ent editor, like his predecessors,
believes compulsory drill indefens
ible. But he also believes that one
semester of rest for Nebraskan
readers from the tirades against
! drill will do no harm. We wel
I come occasional pulses to keep the
i issue alive.
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H. G. Wells Names 1940 Year
of Greatest War Dangers
(Continued from Tage 1.)
sons may examine any book in ex
istence in miniature by means of
a projector and electro-film," 1e
clared the imaginative author.
Prophesies Federal World State.
International reorganization will
be along the line of consolidation.
"This is the line along which we
are being- forced a federal world
state as sure as the sun rises."
Wells declared that 1940 would
be the danger year for war, but
qualified this statement, "1 don't
mean to say that Inevitably there
will be an international conflict in
1940. However, present conditions
and forces seem to point to 1940
as the year of maximum danger."
The only hope in preventing
war, according to Wells, is to at
tack it at its source, mis-education.
Reorganization of educational
methods and the spvead of knowl
edge to every locality in the world
would enable' humanity to meet the
problems 1hat are threatening its
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