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The Right Step. . .
Todays letterip is an expression by an American
citizen against a government-endorsed program. It is the
author's feeling against what he believes is a program of
"pure political hokum" and propaganda. It is his personal
and individual opinion published and probably read by
several thousand fellow students.
It Is too bad that this letter or ones of similar content
can never be published in communist-dominated countries.
If it were possible, behind the Iron Curtain, to express feel
ings and opinions against "those of the majority, there
would be no need for Crusade for Freedom or Radio Free
Europe programs. If everyone in the world could "value
himself as an individual, capable of discerning truth from
propaganda, rationality for some brand of herd spirit,"
totalitarianism would not exist as it does today.
But unfortunately, this is not the situation. We are
fighting an extensive war of ideas with a nation whose
own people and the peoples of satellite countries are not
allowed the freedoms we enjoy. And we are waging a
losing war. Despite economic help and assistance to suffer
ing countries by the United States, we still have not helped
the minds of men and women behind the Iron Curtain with
any great degree of success. Russian indoctrination has
Whether or not the Crusade for Freedom and Radio
Free Europe will convey our ideas to those behind the
Iron Curtain cannot be immediately ascertained. Respected
men who hold or who have neia responsiDie positions m
our government believe it will. So does the government it
self or it would not endorse the drive.
Despite the appearances of being a political stair step
or a propaganda program, we believe the Crusade is a step
in the right direction for us, as individuals and as a nation,
to counteract the devastating Soviet propaganda that has
conquered those people behind the Iron Curtain.
Mi mot be pabUsfce. Howrvrr, pea um
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To the Editor:
Recently this campus has witnessed one of the worst examples
of academic behavior and hysterical stupidity it has ever been our
discomfort to experience. Of course we refer to the unsightly "Cru
sade for Freedom." In the name of all that is sacred in a University
dedicated to reason and the more sober, thoughtful aspects of human
activity, how can students willingly contribute to their own fool
ishness? If the "Crusade" is wholly idealistic, claiming God as a
participant, why must there have been that tinny football atmos
phere accompanying the presentation of the belL Brass bands and
clapping girls are for the political arena and certainly make a
mockery of the "dignity of the individual" Furthermore, can not
anyone with but the slightest perception readily see the political
cynicism involved? This is not a spontaneous outburst of "Ameri
canism" and just before elections too.
Obviously this is pure political hokum, for both, the many hack
neyed phrases in the Crusade and Gov. Peterson's worthy endorse
ment message were in content meaningless. They serve no more
purpose than the stirring of some sterling qualities within the
American breast No one could be foolish enough to expect the gov
ernment to adhere to these platitudes childishly unreal for what
ever the words mean, Washington, D. C would be unrecognizable;
totally without the "American Spirit" Certainly a recognizable
"American college student" should value liimself as an individual
capable of discerning truth from propaganda, rationality from some
brand of herd spirit It not, what is the purpose of university
Very truly yours,
To Meet at KG j
The University's senior live
stock Judging squad will leave j
Friday, Oct 13, for the judging,
contest held in conjunction with :
the American Royal livestock'
show, in Kansas City, Mo.
Squad members include Gayle
Hattan, Jerome Warner. Paul
Kemling, Dean Eberspacher,
Robert Beck. Rob Raun. Theo
dore King. Ed Rousek, Norman
Tooker and Otto Uhrig. Profes
sor HL A. Alexander, instructor
In the animal husbandry de
partment, is the team coach.
After judging Saturday morn
ing, the team will explain their
pLacinS in the afternoon and
evening. Included in the live
stock to be judged will be cattle,
bogs, quarterhorses and sheep.
Explanations will be given cm
Dearly all the classes judged.
The team will cot return until
Tuesday so they will have a
chance to view the livestock be
ing exhibited at the show. This
will also give them a chance to
attend the Wilson breakfast to
be bell Sunday morning in
honor of all the livestock judz
nig teams present About 309
persons usually attend this
According to Alexander, the
University is also exhibiting some
cf its sheep at the Royal.
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Prizes lo Writers
Students with talent for writ
ing short stories may be able to
win $500, $300 or $200.
Rules for the fifth annual col
lege writers' short story contest
have just been announced by
"Tomorrow" magazine. The con
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Manuscripts, which are not to
exceed 5, COO words, will be
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Prize-wining stories will be
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What Next? ...
Charleston Dance Craze
By Jane Randall
First came the bob-tailed hair
cut routine, then the ukulele
craze. Now it's the Charleston.
Looks like the "Roaring Twen
ties" has done it again!
A dance in every loose conno
tation of the word, the Charleston
resembes a knock-kneed contor
tion. This demands that the per
former kick his heels as far up
and out from the knee axis as
possible, the toe simultaneously
pointed inward so as to make a
Since boyhood, Howard Hew
ett near Beaver City, had wanted
a farm pond.
He got it, and as a result he
now has a complete farm con
servation plan in the process of
being applied to his land. Why?
Because the pond showed him
something about erosion.
Strangely enough, the pond
wasn't on his land. Hewitt has
160 acres of his own and oper
ates 160 acres for Earl Hopping
of Beaver City. Hopping built a
dam three years ago.
"Naturally, I took an interest
in the dam," Hewitt said. "Then,
in the spring of 1948, 1 went over
to the dam after a heavy rain.
The silt and cornstalks that had
washed off the land to the dam
showed right then that I'd bet
ter get busy."
Hewett began cooperating
with the Beaver-Sappa soil con
servation district after that ex
perience, and got the aid of Har
old Fausch of the soil conser
vation service to work out the
farm conservation plan.
First step was for the soil con
servation service to make a con
servation survey to determine
land capabilities and diagnose
the causes of the conservation
Farm on Con lure
Up to the present, Hewitt has
built the necessary terraces on
the 22 acres of cropland, which
he also farms on the conture. He
also has built 1,000 feet of di
versions that were designed to
prevent runoff from cropland
from increasing the size of a
gully below. He built most of
the terrace with his own equip- j
In addition, he has begun a
system of farming that keeps
the crop residues on the surface
both to help the soil take in
water more rapidly and to re
duce the danger of wind erosion.
It is interesting to note, too, that
he designed and made his own
equipment for stubble-mulch
farming and also a drop chisel
for chiseling the land. His pas
ture management has been im
proved, so as to keep a better
cover of grass on the land. His
farmstead windbreak was plan
ted in 1929.
"The trees took a lot of care
when they were planted," He
witt remarked, "but they were
weU Worth it In winter espec
ially, life has been more pleasant
around the farmyard since the
trees got large enough to break
the winds' force."
Hewitt and Hopping have an
advantage over most other far
mers they can see their handi
work from the air. Both are pi
lots, and each has a plane, Their
airport is at the farm.
"I can see a good deal of
what is being accomplished with
the conservation plan every time
I fly over the farm," Hewett
said. "Rills and gullies are dis
appearing, and after rains I can
see water standing in the fur
rows. That water is being kept
up on the fields where it be
longs. "We haven't been at this con
servation plan long enough to
tell the benefits, other than
checking erosion and saving
moisture. But it's a sure bet that
by keeping the soil on the fields
and getting organic matter into
it it's going to help improve it's
As AIT worker meet in
Union, 5 p.m.
As Ee Club meetf in A Union
recreation room, 7:30 p.m.
AtF Solicitation board meets
7 p m. Room 307, Union.
Campos Tears Committee of
Builders meets in Room 315,
Union, 5 p.m.; interested fresh
men are urged to attend.
Detneers meet in Cadet offi
cers lounge. Armory, 7:30 p.m.;
ail interested engineering ROTC
students are urged to attend.
laterfraterntty cneil meet at
West Stadium at 4;55 p.m in
All president f rganlxsttons
send 1950 Comhusker contracts
with money as soon as possible.
Fhl Chi Tbet pledse party
Thursday, Room 316, Union, 7:30
NUCWA Executive beard meets
in Room SOS, Union at 3 p.m.
Sirau Taa Imstaen mertir at
7 p a, Room 208, Richards lab
oratory. Virsltf dairy meets in Room
204, Dairy Industry building,
120 p.m.; non-mem)ers invited.
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neat landing behind the other
The other foot follows in suc
cession, shifting the weight from
one side to the other, and keep
ing the heel, and ankle not up in
the air, in constant motion. The
latter feature is designed for the
sake of balance.
This is only the beginning. Once
the foot pattern is mastered,
greater things follow. That is,
without the arm-flinging, finger
snapping, and facial expression,
the dance would be lifeless. This
is where the variations come in.
Arm-flinging is indeed an art.
First of all, it, along with the
footwork, has to synchronize with
that inspiring ragtime beat. As a
general rule, the arms are jerked
frontward and backward in op
position, as in military style, with
a little oomph thrown in. To make
things . even more complicated,
these mechanisms attached to the
shoulders are regulated in oppo
sition to the leg movement as well
as to themselves.
For variation, the arms are
sometimes flung back and forth
in unison. In going backward, the
windmill reverse may be used.
This employs the latter technique,
with a complete overarm reverse
thrown in. Warning at this point:
Arms should be relaxed, so as to
permit elbows and wrists to
flex at will.
When finger-snapping enters
the picture, elbows bend and
hands come up parallel to the
shoulders. It's a classy little vari
ation if done in the proper way.
That "are you with it?" ex
pression on the face of the dancer
is an all-important detail. Some
even chomp gum to that cut
rhythm for effect.
While executing this Diece of
ballroom art, there is one more
thing to remember. For the most
successful performance, all ob
jects within close proximity of
the person in action should be
removed. More ash trays, glass
table tops, and chairs can be
damaged that way!
Now. after this brief descrip
tion of this current campus con
tagion, anybody care to learn
how? If you prefer individual
tutoring, there are a few "pro
fessionals" around to give free
lessons. Among these are Bob
Phelps. Ann Hall. Jo O'
Brien, Jack Moore, Sally Pin
ney and Nancy Stebbins. Then
too, the Union dance committee
is on hand to help out any willing
beginner. Lincolnites might ask
their parents to teach them.
Well, kiddies, looks like the
Charleston is here to stay for
a few minutes at least. Placing
any bets on the prospects of the
next all-school rage? Who knows?
Maybe it'll be that good old rac
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Now Open For
Red Cross Post
Applications for the chairman
of the mental hospital program
are open for the Red Cross Col
lege Unit board. The post is open
due to the registration of the co
chairman, Sharon Fritzler and
Qualifications for the job are
an interest in Red Cross work
and some previous experience.
Applications should be made
by Tuesday evening, Oct. 17.
Persons interested in the chair
manship should leave their name,
address, phone number, and other
information such as their year in
school and what previous exper
ience with the Red Cross they
have had. Applicants should
write a statement as to why they
want the position and what ideas
they have for the programs at the
mental hospital. The above infor
mation should be left in the
Builder's mailbox in the Union
The programs for the mental
patients consist of auditorium
shows. They are of the variety
show type consisting mostly of
At the Vets hospital, the stu
dents chat with the patients and
last year a radio program was
produced for them including
record requests. Handicraft is
taught at Lincoln General and
the orphanges by trained Uni
versity students from the craft
Talent for the shows will be
taken from those who enter in
the Red Cross talent show which
was held Wednesday evening.
The Red Cross will file the names
of interested students who tried
out for the talent show.
To Hold Party
The Palladian Literary society
under the leadership of Marilyn
Olson and Don Innis will present
its fifth party of the season Sat
urday. The party, which will start at
6 p.m., will include a box social
followed by entertainment in the
form of a treasure hunt. All
guests are urged to wear jeans
or rough-wear clothing.
According to the co-chairmen,
all independent students are en
couraged to attend the party.
Those planning to attend should
phone 2-1066 before Thursday
evening and talk to Miss Olson
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All ROTC students who are
taking engineering are eligible to
become members of the Det
oneers. The organization is a
chapter of the student post of
the Society of American Military
A preliminary meeting for the
reorganization of the chapter was
held Tuesday afternoon in the
Military and Naval Science build
ing. The next meeting, to which
new members are invited to at
tend, will take place Thursday,
Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The place
and program will be announced
on the ROTC bulletin boards in
the Military and Naval Science
One of the main tasks accom
plished at the first meeting was
the election of interim officers.
Robert L. Zwart, naval advanced
midshipman, was chosen interim
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D. Piien Jr.,
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Talks were given by Lt. Col.
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and MSgt. A. E. Blecha.
The attendance of the meet
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navy led the other two services
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