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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Suncfoy, March" 3, 1940
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A IX DAILY Bartow taral are the aptatoa af ts
4IUra. Their views mr astaloat sa M a-ay rrfkvt the art.
tae af the 4mlaMimttoa af the hHwtty.
Why should we hart
Big Name Orchestras?
Well, why not?
Last night Joe Venuti brought hit orchestra
to town to provide music for the annual formal
season closer, the Junior-Senior Prom. And very
nice music K was, as nobody can deny. But
whatever Mr. Venuti's national reputation may
be, he is not particularly well-known to Nebraska
students and so the announcement of his ap
pearance here was greeted with considerable
groaning and practically no applause. Why?
Because students look forward to and expect big
name band attractions at the major all-University
parties such as the Prom, Military Ball, Inter
fraternity Ball, and Mortar Board party, and Mr.
Venuti just didn't come up to their expectations.
Just why students do expect big-name bands is
difficult to explain. Certainly it is not because they
have become accustomed to having tViem at these
parties in previous years. But they do. As Dwight
Fiske would say, it is probably just biological. At
the same time many persons cannot understand
why on earth students care whether they are danc
ing to Joe Blow and his musical oboe or Kay Kaysr
and his college of musical knowledge, so long as
the music is good. But they do. Students may
not be able to distinguish between the music of
a good local orchestra and a Big Name band blind
folded, but they want Big Name bands at their big
dances. They just do.
And the DAILY thinks that they should have
their way. If they would rather pay a little
more for their tickets or would rather be a little
more crowded on the dance floor by dint of a
stronger band attraction, that is their privilege.
If they are lackadaisical about the average 1700
orchestra but could become rapturous about any
one of many available for from $850 to $1,000,
then they should be given one of the latter. As
a matter of fact, the Prom might have had Kay
Kyser, Jimmy Dorsey, Vincent Lopez, Duke
Ellington, or Jan Savitta had the orchestra com
mittee been allowed a little more money. (Vincent
Lopei Is playing for the Military Ball at the
University of South Dakota this week.) But
those who hold the purse strings seem to have a
moral scruple about raising the ante and are not
at all Impressed by prospective big names waved
in their faces by hopeful orchestra committees.
But after all who U it that patronizes the
dances? For whom are the dances planned? Then
why not please these students by giving them what
they want? It seems logical that they would re
ciprocate by showing more interest in the affairs
and boosting attendance figures. The DAILY k
now convicting a survey of all Big Six and Big Ten
schools and other representative institutions over
the country to determine whether central booking
agencies aid them in securing better orchestras.
There also is a Student Council committee appointed
to investigate the possibilities of such booking
agencies. But if the real reason that other schools
get better orchestras than we do is that they allot
more money, no amount of central booking can
help the Nebraska situation.
Those who have the power simply must allow
more money for securing these orchestras the
campus wants. And we're for it right along
with the several thousand other students who
find Big Name bands Impressive evidence that
so-called Big Parties are the real article.
Davis, Loos, Mahnkenjj
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peas- daily, except Monday and Saturday, on pno two of th NEB"AKAN.
Grans Waoa' wiH totar hi the V
hall room at 1 a. m. an Rrgioaal Art.
LITHKRAN STIDKNT CL.VB.
Rev. Frrt Wk-rmaa. pmidrat af Mid
land cnllrice at Fremont will speak at the
Lullxraa 8t4rt Hoa Snnnday, at S p.m.
an at the C.rac lithrraa eharra at 1
p. m. M "Standard af Uvlnr." He ha
jn4 rampMed a soar af rhnrrhra aa he
nutations an the went ct.
HITLER FOR HITLER
No official reports of the discussions between
Hitler and Roosevelt's trouble-shooter, Sumner
Welles, have been published aa yet Via the. visual
grapevine route, however, certain reports of Hitler's
demands have filtered out, and none of them indi
cate any possibility of the European war being
terminated at an early date.
If Welles had any hopes that he might find a
basis upon which negotiations might be begun be
tween the belligerent powers, those hopes were ap
parently shattered at the very outset. More than
ever it is apparent that the only peace treaty which
Hitler would consider would be one negotiated by
Hitler, signed by Hitler, for the benefit of Hitler.
The United States has been eliminated aa a possible
mediator, Hitler says, because its neutrality can V
questioned. It is rather commonly admitted that
there is no other nation whose position would make
it more acceptable as a mediator, so it appears
that Hitler has chosen for himself the alternate of
a "dictated" peace, dictated either by a victorious
Nazi leader, or by the conquering allies.
Hitler's demands are spectacular. His sugges
tion for disarmament envisions British surrender of
Gibraltar and the Suez canal, and the dismantling
of such "pirate hangouts" as Malta and Singapore.
In other words, the Fuehrer's first objective still
remains the break-up of British sea might, and the
dismemberment of her colonial empire.
The Scandinavians are to be "benefited" by the
Germans, for Hitler insists that the British and
French must not stir up the Swedes and Nor
wegians. Doubtless they are to be left to the
benevolent care of Hitler's ally, Stalin.
A "Monroe Doctrine" of a new type was also
proposed, this one to recognize the German hege
mony in Central Europe, particularly in Bohemia
Moravia, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary, which
should be pleasing news to the Hungarians.
All the reports leaking out seem to indicate
that little spectacular is to be expressed as a result
of Welles' visit Hitler's determination not to re
treat frojn his advanced position is evident, and the
thing most striking is that his position regarding
the disposal of the British empire is more intran
sigent than many first believed. The discussions
serve to emphasize the fact that inactivity on the
fighting fronts will certainly not be paralleled by
quiet on the diplomatic or propaganda fronts.
OUR DISCARDED DOCTRINE
While Hitler was proposing a "Monroe Doc
trine" German style, America's Monrone Doctrine
was shoved a bit farther into discard. President
Roosevelt, just returned from his visit to the Canal
Zone, emphatically stated that no further acquisi
tion of territory in the vicinity of the Canal Zone
was being contemplated. Proposals have been ad
vanced during the last few weeks providing for the
creation of a long-range system of defenses
for the Panama Canal, and the question lurked in
the back of the minds of some individuals aa to
whether or not this might not involve the acquisition
of additional territory. These fears, if they are
worthy of being dignified by the term -fears," were
thus decisively put to rest Of all the policies of
the .Roosevelt administration, none has been more
consistently followed than tV "Good Neighbor"
policy in dealing with Latin America, and yester
day's presidential pronouncement will doubtless be
greeted in the Central Americas as confirmation
of this policy which they so view with favor.
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and real values. We thought
prices, dividends, and financial
budgets represented wealth. Gov
ernments have, got to learn a good
deal more about economic life than
la taught by current sciences. Haw
can we cure the patient when we
haven't learned the diagnosis?
Right now we're somewhere before
Harvey's discovery of blood circu
lation in our study of economic
There is no cut-and-dried
formula for prosperity. We simply
have to keep on studying and
Arndt's favorite vacation spot Is
southern California, particularly
the mountains of the Sierras where
he goes to hunt and fish each
New deal fteede scheoitng.
"But the New Deal aa mad
many mistakes. It does not hare
the knowledge of the social sci
ences which it needs to make its
trials more frequently successful
. . . Personally I am not afraid
of a change in the economic sphere
. . . nor in education."
As far as the current political
scene Arndt "hasn't made a per
sonal choice of ranilidates." He
has some he would rather not see
run but thinks that the whole
question of who is to be president
is "exaggerated beyond its impor
tance. It is the policy involved
that matters. I don't think a
choice now will Involve a very
fundamental change in policy."
Besides teaching, Arndt is chair
man of the convocations commit
tee, and president of the Student
Union Board of Managers which
he speaks of as though he had a
A specialist in money and credit,
Arndt does not use textbooks in
his classes, except for outside
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