The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, June 16, 1950, Page PAGE 2, Image 2
PAGE THE DAILY NEBRASKAN Friday, June 15, 1950 JhsL (Daihp TkBAa&IiaiL Member Intercollegiate Press FORT -SEVENTH TEAS tfht Dally Nebrsskan u published by th students of ths University of Ne braska as expression of students' news and opinions only. According to Article II of the By Laws governing student publications and administered by the Board of Publications, "It Is the declared policy of the Board that publications, under Its Jurisdiction shall be free nom editorial censorsnip on tne part ox tne uoara, or on the part of any member of the faculty of the Cntvcnrtty but members of the staff of The bally Nebraskan are personally reapunslbfe fo what they say or do or cause to be printed. Subscription rates are $2.00 pe, semester, I2.BO per semester mailed, or 13.00 for the eolln vea.r. S4.00 mailed. Slnela cod? 6c. Published dally during the school year except Mondays and Saturdays, vacations and examination periods, by the university of Nebraska under tne supervision or me r-uoncaiione roam, en tered as Second Class Hatter at the Post Office In Lincoln, Nebraska, under Act of Congress, March 3, 1879. and at special rate of postage provided tor in sec tion 1103. Act of October 8. 1817, authorized fcepiemoer to, ivn. EDITORIAL Editor Norma Cbnbbnck BUSINESS Business Manager Chink Burmrister As Seen From The Cloister By Fritz Ficard From time to time I read filler items in the newspapers that amuse me. Some of them go like this: "The Russian press now claims that the Soviets invented baseball at Tomsk on May Day, 1919." Or, "Pravda has called for a European boycott of Jane Kus sell pictures because of the 'ob vious misrepresentations of the exploiting American capitalists.' " ists.' " If at any time prior to Feb. 19, 1950, I had read that the comic strip "Orphan Annie" was being denounced in the Soviet press as "an instrument of warmongering American reactionaries designed to blind the beleaguered Amen can public," I should have shrugged that one off, too. But only if I had read it prior to Feb. 19, for on that day Oliver (Daddy) Warbucks reappeared on the pages of the so-called "comic" sections of our leading newspa pers. Although I don't want to deny Abner Doubleday's claim to the great American fame, and I cer tainly don't want to depreciate Miss Russell's outstanding: charms, today, I should be forced to agree that for once the Russian press was dead rigrht (Sen. McCarthy: please note. I am not now, nor have I ever been a member of . . .) Anyway,, to get a clearer idea of what Ivmean, let's take a look at what's been happening to An nie and Daddy the past few months. The issue in which Daddy returns finds Annie and Sandy, her understanding and ageless dog, watching a darkened ship (obviously Russian) lying off shore. Annie, lying on shore, says, 'Dark! Can't see their flag now. Huh! Real 'Mericans never could 'see' that flag or the fear and horror under it." After Daddy swims to shore and Annie rec ognizes him, we are shown a ten der scene in which Daddy and Annie are reunited. By March 19, Dan Drift, the ne'er-do-well owner of the house where Annie and Daddy are lodged, has found that the Asp has liquidated a prowler who had learned Daddy's identity. Although Dan says, "I shoul report you to the police," the Asp, as Daddy's right-hand man and a true de fender of the democratic way of life, says, while clutching Dan's lapel, "Talk, my friend, can be fatal. Life is sweet, is it not? Try to remember that through an open mouth life may easily es cape your life, chum!" So, I guess that it isn't quite cricket to report a murder, especially when the murderer is on "our" side at least not in Daddy's scheme of things. Later Daddy tells Annie that his enemy, Ivan, (that one is hard to figure out) can never be come really strong because he, Daddy, will never sell him the rung he needs. lie winds up hy saying that "Only little people will sell out their country, their friends, for money." However, as Daddy light-heartedly says in reply to Annie's statement that he has mines, oil wells, factories, ships, . and rail roads, "Oh, those things." He elaborates on this complex view of life by pointing out that his empire is strictly bush-league, "Only a tool to keep me and my people free." As Daddy's limousine rolls toward his castle-like summer home, Annie exclaims, "Leapin' Lizards! What a layout!" "Hmmm," says Oliver, "more like a monument. It was built by a man who had made millions in business. It stands as a monu ment to a way of life. Those were the days when our great Tailroad systems were built, our vast land became rich farms, and thousands of fine colleges were founded and NU Journalism Staff Appoints N. B: Blnmber Nathan B. Blumberg, Rhodes scholar and former staff mem ber of the University of Colo rado at Boulder, will join the University School of Journalism faculty Sept 1, as an assistant professor of journalism. He holds both a bachelor of arts and a master degree from the University of Colorado. He is now in England, completing work on his Ph. D. degree which he will receive from Oxford uni versity this summer. Elumberg's professional ex perience includes work for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver and for the Associated Press. He will replace George S. Turnbull, of Eugene, Oregon, a visiting professor, who concluded his service at the university this month. He will teach history and prin ciples of journalism and labs in news editing. Union Sponsors Marriage Talks Next Wednesday A new venture in activities will be offered Wednesday, June 21, when the first in a series of informal discussions on mar riage problems will be held in the Union Main Lounge from 1:30 to 3 p. m. Leading the discussion on "What You Bring to Marriage" will be Mrs. Angeline Anderson, assistant professor of home eco nomics. The film, ''It Takes All Kinds," one of the Mc-Graw-Hill marriage series, will be shown preceding the discussion. Publicity chairman for the event is Eleanor Erickson, and the committee is Ralph Hanna man, Jan Zlomke, Mary Hubka, and Eugene Sibson. endowed. Peace and prosperity a golden age of equal opportunity for all, Annie." Shades of Jim Fiske and Dan iel Drew! So did Lucky Luciano make millions in business. Sure railroads were built; so were for tunes by controlled legislatures and watered stock deals. The prairie did become rich farmland, but in less than two generations it also became the dust bowl. Now that we've riven "Orphan Annie" a sort of spot-check, we begin to see what it stands for. Warbucks (and the name is all too apt) stands for more than hit business, unrestricted "free" en terprise, and isolationism. lie does more than try to lure us back to the defunct political ideas of a non-existent "golden are," in which the Rockefellers, Mor- rns and Vanderbilts amassed millions at the expense of the public. His bias toward Russia, the lies and half -troths about her political system, her way of life, her economic status: all are mere background for his extremely dangerous attitude toward a war with the Soviet Union. It may seem silly to attack so vehemently a mere "comic" strip, but this type of propaganda can foul us up much faster than the bushy-bearded agents of Ivan that Warbucks and McCarthy profess to see lurking behind every tree. lamp-post, and filing cabinet I heartily recommend any or all of the following measures for Daddy Warbucks: (1) that he spend ten consecutive semesters in Education 30 (2) that he eat the complete works of Horatio Alger, page by page (3) that he diet on Hadacol and bock beer exclusively and (4) that he, Sen. McCarthy and Sen. Wherry be set adrift in a leaky life-raft on the upper Volga with megaphones instead of oars. Union Plans Ground Breaking For Addition bv Summer '51 Work on the recently approved Union addition will begin next summer if present plans are car ried out, according to Duane Lake, Union director. The Union addition was insured when the Board of Regents ap proved a $3 per semester per stu dent increase in Union fees last month. It was first thought that the wing could not be built until 1952. Though no actual plans have been drawn up as yet. Lake said Michael Hare, consulting archi tect for the association of College Unions will survey the present Union and make recommenda tions for the addition in the near future. Ag Union The Ag campus Union . will be started at the same time if the master plan for expanding the Ag campus is approved by then. The proposed ranch type structure cannot be built until it is decided where the building will fit in best with the Ag architectural plan. The addition to the city Union will be built onto the west wing of the present building, extending into the parking lot on the north. The fee increase, which will go into effect in the fall semester, will be used to increase the bud get of the Activities committee to approximately $9,000; for opera ting costs; and for a rennovation and alteration fund. The latter fund will be used to make changes on the present Union structure in co-ordinating it with the addition. Working Plans By early next fall, according to Lake, it is hoped to have some working drawings prepared for the wing. A survey of student opinion similar to the one taken last spring will be obtained. This survey will insure that the Union will contain the features students feel are most necessary and de sirable. In the report of the Union ex pansion committee to the Board of Regents the following iaciiiues were mentioned as possible fea tures oi the new wing: "1. Recreation Facilities bowl ing alleys and supplementary fa cilities; properly equipped billiard room; ping pong room with a minimum of eight tables; game room " eauipned for leisure time table games; recreation room. The present Crib area could be readily devoted to a much needed social recreation room. Offering social dancing to recorded music, tele vision, and limited refreshment service. This area could also serve as a commuters lunch room dur ing the noon hour. "2. Cultural enrichment faeili t i e s informal recital-reception room of studio design with small stage for piano and instrumental recitals etc.; wall inset display cases along corridors for exhibit ing art objects, handicraft and de partmental works. Service Facilities "3. Service facilities considered: i a. fountain service more ade quate facilities to replace present Crib, properly designed for effic ient operation and expendable service. An adjoining outdoor ter race could be incorporated for use when weather conditions permit. b. multiple purpose conference dining rooms arranged as a unit of six with expandable par titions. Each area to accommodate meetings of approximately 35. c. student organizations offices and file room arranged as units of small offices with conference rooms adjoining each unit. d. suitable offices and service area for Union activities. This could be arranged as a suite with inner office for Activities Direc tor, outer office for Activities Committee headquarters and a small conference room adjoining. e. commuters lunch room equipped with small lockers for storage of lunches and provision for hot beverages. This facility could be readily located in the present Crib space. f. craft and hobby shop facili ties could be established in area presently assigned for ping pong, but which is not suitable for this activity. g. Television-audio lounge designed for maximum view, wide angle television reception in. com fortable surroundings. h. , ticket and sales booth near north entrance for ticket sales in advance of events. The present activities office in map lobby could be assigned as temporary headquarters to sponsoring or ganizations in advance of major activities'. i. Auxiliary checkstand facili ties convenient to north , entrance and recreation area." , iVi 1 4 Ar i . 5 I : ' : . ::;.: CONCERT ROOM One of the planned addition room, similar to the one in a university Union sh room, similar to the one in a University Union shown-above. The concert room would be suited for broadcasts, as well as informal speakers and fine arts recitals . ,., . I r r CONCERT ROOM One of the planned additions is a concert room, similar to the one in a Univer sity Union shown above. The concert room would be suited for broadcasts, as well as informal speakers and fine arts recitals.