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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Woi Method of Control , . .
One of the greatest problems facing American1
today is how the nation can protect itself against
communism and other subversive elements while
preserving the constitutional liberties under
which we have grown strong and free. History
will Judge us, just as it judged the authors of
the Sedition act of 1798 by how we solve this
The Internal Security act, better known as the
McCarran act, passed by congress last September,
over President Truman's veto, was an attempt to
curb communist activities. The first 17 sections
consist of provisions of a senate bill, generally
known as the Mundt-Ferguson-Johnston bill or
the Mundt-Nixon bill, are aimed at controlling and
impeding communist activity in the United States.
It is not the general purpose of the act with
which we disagree.
However, we believe some provisions to be un
constitutional in many respects and entirely in
effective In accomplishing their objectives. Sec
tion 18 through 21 and 23 embody the president's
recommendations relating to Internal security;
Section 22 consists of some extremely complicated
amendments to the Alien exclusion and deporta
tion statutes which offer quite delicate problems
in the conduct of foreign relations; Sections 24
through 30 amend several phases of the substan
tive law and procedure governing naturalization
and denaturalization; Section 31 creates within
the department of state a semi-autonomous Bu
reaus of Passports and Visas.
In this editorial we shall deal in general with
some of the highlights and general affects of the
bill. Later we shall consider particular provisions.
A basic objection of the act is that actually it
proposes to use a sort of meat ax to hit evils
which can be more effectively dealt with by
skillful use of a properly shaped scapel. While
trying to protect the internal security of the
United States the act has created evils far more
serious man tnose wnicn it is aimed at rem
edying. Some provisions may be unconstitutional;
others are impractical.
In considering what should be the most ef
fective action in preserving internal security, it
should be remembered that congress has from
time to time enacted various statutes designed to
protect the government against injury from acts
of allies of the world communist movement. Ex
perience has demonstrated that certain statutes
need strengthening. Sections 18 to 21 of the Mc
Carran act incorporate changes relating to the
present espionage statutes, the Foreign Agents
registration act and the statute of limitations as it
affects prosecutions for violating espionage laws.
Another section allows the attorney general more
supervision over aliens subject to deportation.
These modifications simply provide an additional
protection at a time when needed. But other pro
visions will affect adversly loyal Americans, In
cluding all University students.
In succeeding editorials we shall consider in de
tail some of the following sections and conse
quences: the registration provision requiring every
communist to register and the possibility of self
incrimination; the direct criminal sanctions; the
various penalties of the act; the Impractical de
finition of several terms including "totalitarian
governments;" changes in the exclusion and de
portation of aliens; changes concerning diplomats
and international organization personnel.
We must realize we' are living at a time when
the American people themselves are becoming
hysterical over the, communist thrtat. True, it
must be watched closely and controlled. But we
must be careful also to guard our precious rights
of freedom of speech and the press which the
McCarran act -seemingly has forgotten. The ques
tion that faces each of us is whether to follow
the group that is "registration-happy" and those
content to impede our constitutional liberties, or
whether to guard jealously our freedoms.
America has grown great under principles of
liberty and equality. So long as we keep our po
litical and economic institutions stable and assure
our rightful liberties, we need not fear commu
nism. Justice Robert H. Jackson made a wise
comment a few days after congress passed the
McCarran act. He pointed out that the act shows
lack of strength in our democratic institutions!
and only undermines the confidence of the Amer
ican people in freedom of speech and the press
Pledge Slaves . . .
Kappa Pledges Settle AVF
Debt, Enslaved by Sig Eps
'The Thing9 for Spring
Is Red Hair, "Rats"
by Jean Fenster
"To dye or not to dye." That
is the question which a lot of
campus coeds are going to be
risking themselves this spring.
Fashion magazines say that
reddish casts in hair will be "the
thing" lor the coming season. Of
course, those coeds that are
blessed with shining black locks
will have a difficult time trying
to dye their hair red. And they'll
be just as smart, too.
Rut if vou've been lookinu foi
something that will give your
hnir nnH von a lift, whv not trv a
home job of dying? "Tintair," a
Apologies . . .
Our apologies to Rev. Rex Knowles.
Wednesday, The Daily Nebraskan used its lead
editorial "Beginning of Lent" and ran the ar
Due to an unintentional mistake, Rev. Knowles
was not properly acknowledged as the author of
the article, a guest editorial.
The editorial should hold true meaning for
every student and it is our intention that its
author be given full credit for his contribution.
K-State Department Head
Denies Own Flmili Notice
By Connie Gordon
It would seem that even department heads can
flunk subjects, according to the Kansas State
The retired head of the K-State English de
partment opened his mail one Monday morning
and-found to his complete surprise, a failure
notice in a milling department course.
He later commented, "Obviously I've been mis
taken for one of the 11 students named Davis."
(Davis is his name, by the way.)
While we're on the subject of professors,
the Akron Buchtelite at the University of Akron
reports a new way for modern educators to down
formal barriers between profs and students.
Fashion experts, states the paper, suggest the
faculty dress more casually. Fon instance, a prof
who has an 8 o'clock class should show up once
in a while attired in a smoking jacket of a bath
robe. Or an anatomy instructor could wear a
tie with a digestive system painted on it.
If the profs at Akron follow these little sug
gestions, they may get some rather surprised
looks from the "non-conformists" on campus, but,
just think of the improved class conditions.
ment: The Interfratcrnity council at the Univer
sity of Arkansas has passed a resolution against
all pledge walkouts, on both a general basis
(which would include all fraternities) or on an
individual fraternity basis.
Ah, yes, the happy life of a pledge!
Slaves for a day! That was the
experience of the Kappa pledges
Saturday when they were forced
to serve the Sig Eps for the day.
The pledge class had been sold
to the Sig Eps at the AUF auc
tion. The girls were subjected to the
worst of horrors, housework.
They set tables, made beds,
served meals, cleaned furniture,
sewed on buttons, darned socks
and washed dishes. Several of
them even spent a few hours
shining the boys' shoes. (Inci
dentally, the girls have plotted to
have their shoes shined during
Sig Ep "health" week.) Others
spent all afternoon scrubbing and
waxing the dining room floor of
the Sig Ep house.
The episode was not unpleas
ant for all of the workers, how
ever, some or them siavect over
a bridge table with the boys,
whilo the others did the dirty
At 3 P.m. all the parties con
cerned forgot the work and at
tended the Sig Ep and Alpha
Gamma Rho basketball game.
The girls forgave their slave
drivers long enough to cheer for
them ,and with Kappa support,
the Sig Eps breezed to an easy
Then it was back to work for
the Kappa pledges. But not for
long. At 8:30 p.m., the boys stop
ped finding Work for the pledge?
and gave a party for them in
stead. It is rumored that several
romances budded as a result of
the days activities, but most of
the pledges agree that the main
results were callouses, dishpnn
hands and "scrubwoman" knees.
domedu of (n
By Donna Prescott
The Alpha Phi pledges finally
gave their delayed Christmas
present to the active chapter
Monday nighfc When you go to
the Phi house from now on
you'll use the new gold doorknocker.
There has been at least, one
mishap from the Coed Follies
practices: Theta Ann Teglier
completely lost her voice for
When President Truman made his State of the
Union address on the radio a few weeks ago, a
Daily Northwestern reporter thought it would be
a good idea to get some professors' opinions on
However, he was in for quite a surprise. It
seems that out of all the profs he interviewed,
none of them had an opinion on the speech. As a
matter of fact, none of them had heard it
There is absolutely nothing like being informed.
The Silver and Gold of the University of Colo
rado reports that the University's winter sport
enthusiasts may be disappointed to learn that
they won't be able to skate at the University ice
rink. The reason for this astounding statement is
very logical and simple: No ice!
How many students on campus have ever wond
ered if their feverishly-written term papers are
really read by the profs.
According to the Hastings Collegian, a student
at the college decided to test the profs and
see if they actually did read all the term papers
required in a course.
As a way of testing one of his instructors, he
inserted a paragraph in his term paper stating that
he didn't believe teachers read what pupils wrote,
and asked the professor to underline that para
graph if he read it. His paper was returned to
My term paper worries are over at last!
Ag Students Given
Keys at Banquet
A vocational education ban
quet was held Wednesday night
in the Union ballroom. The ban
quet was sponsored jointly by the
Voc Ag-Association and the fu
ture home economics teachers.
Rev. E. L. Jeambey was
speaker for the banquet. He gave
a novel talk called "Picking Up
Sticks" in which he displayed his
wide collection of canes and
flags from all over the world.
The welcome was by C. E.
Wilcox of Kenesaw. Carl Cer
wick, Kearney, president of the
Voc Ag Association gave the re
sponse. Wanda Pearson led group sing
ing accompanied by Phillis Dan
iels who played the piano.
Presentation of keys of voca
tional agriculture to a choice se
lection for honorary membership
held the spotlight of the evening
along with Rev. Jeamby's talk.
Co-chairmen of the banquet
were Wilma Jones and Burnell
Swanson. Mary Francis Johnson
and Wayne Daniels drew up the
program; Carolyn Huston and
Glen Baum were in charge of
the table decorations; Iris Wells
and Earl Hultman were in
charge of ticket sales and pub
licity of the dinner.
Mary Lou Williams and Del
mar Whittler arranged the rec
reation; Virginia Reynold and
George Johnson sent the invitations.
American Males Frustrated
By World Situation, Says Look
Th typical attitude of the draft-
eligible males at the University
of California is, according to a
survey taken by Look magazine,
is, "We are bitter and resigned,
frustrated and disallusioned, but
we aren't mad at anyone specific
ally, and we're not saying 'to hell
with it.' "
The survey presented in last
week's Look was a summary cf
attitudes toward the draft found
on the campuses of four different
colleges, representing all parts of
the United States. They are: Cali
fornia, Northwestern, Princeton
and North Carolina.
Infantry, Marines Unpopular
In the article it was revealed
that the majority of students
would rather serve in the navy or
air force than the army. The in
fantry and marines are regarded
as "having very little future."
The students on the whole be
lieve that Russia is responsible
for the current world situation.
The;- have lost any faith they
ever had in Truman and are dis
satisfied with our leaders in gen
eral. One student at Northwestern,
a campus !?r.Jer, said, "If the
foreign policy were more intelli
gently handled or at least more
clearly and cleanly handled, I
would be more willing to go. I'm
not going to volunteer. . . I'll go
when I'm called but not will
ingly." The article states that there
was almost total rejection of
Hoover's "Operation Gibraltar"
stand by collegians.
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Agrees With Hain
To the editor:
I have comments to make re
garding "A Student's" reply to
Hain. While it seems that "A
Student" has shown that Phil
Hain may have exaggerated in
failing to note the existence of
campus religious institutions, I
think it is the case that "A Stu
dent" erred in interpreting Mr.
Hain's statement. Neither do I
think that Phil Hain was advo
cating a pro-Christian oath nor
a uniform position in regard to
It seems to me that the mv
Tuesday's Daily Nebraskan has
a well found criticism of stu
dent conduct at the lecture by
Dr. Hans Kelsen Monday, per
haps Mr. Huestis has not con
sidered all the angles. Granted,
the departure of the students as
well as some faculty members
was extremely rude to the
speaker, but perhaps such an
embarrassing situation could
have been avoided if the speaker
had been forewarned about the
time limit of his discussion. Dr.
Kelsen, who was delivering an
excellent speech, nevertheless
portant point in Mr. Hain's letter was showing no sign of conclud
is exactly that one which "A ing when 10:51 a.m. rolled
Student" dismisses without com- around.
ment or proof at the close of his
letter. I believe that Mr. Hain
was disputing the idea that reli
gion should be kept under the
roof of the Church. If we are
firm believers and sincere fol
lowers of God, it is part of our
belief that we live and act at
all timet in our religion. That
would indicate a necessary ap
plication and recognition of re
ligion in all our classroom activi
ties. It is not hallowing religion
to keep it under the roof of the
Church; it is fossilizing and dis
torting it to do so:
Whether or not I have ex
plained Mr. Hain's position as
he intended it, I have expounded
a position of my own. which
will serve the same purpose as
if it were Hain's.
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flight Mews Editor Jeanne Lamar in
Speech Time Limit
.) the liuiLor:
Although Charles D. Huestis
his letter to the editor in
If he was told before begin
ning to speak about the time
limit, and if the circumstances
were explained, then certainly
he should have compiled with
the set time limit in order to
prevent an embarrassing and
unwarranted situation. Whether
Dr. Kelsen was informed on the
class hour before beginning is
not known to this reader. If he
has not, then he should have
been told by the chairman; if
he was, then he should have
complied with the limit.
Any truly good speaker should
know that he cannot speak over
time and expect audience ap
proval. Students in the audi
ence no doubt realized that their
"11 o'clock" teachers might not
be symphathetic with them if
they presented the excuse of an
overlapping class the previous
hour. True, the "walk-out" was
embarrassing to the audience,
the speaker and the University.
But perhaps it could have been
avoided, and perhaps it can be
in the future.
A member of the audience.
several days last week.
Dick Weston just sits around
the house and stares into space.
Then he starts talking about his
favorite girl. Could it be that
he plans to go steady with her
when she is at Northwestern?
Joe Pollack no longer has his
mustache! The Lincoln alums
sicked the pledges on him and
they shaved it off.
This week-end the Phi Psi
alums and local chapter are giv
ing a stag banquet at the Corn
husker Hotel for Bob Reynolds.
It seems that Jim Parlmelee's
Theta Xi pin has been traveling
back and forth between Martha
Picard and him. One day you'll
see it on her, the next day he'll
have it back. When are you go
ing to decide to keep it, Marti?
' Last week-end the Beta's jour
neyed to Omaha for a party given
at the home of Ted Egen. His
date was Mildred Yeakley. Other
Betas and dates were Paul Shed
and Carolyn Rothenburger, Don
Schulteis and Alice Stehley and
Bill Rogers and Jan Schmidt
man. Jim Sullivan has just made
an unspeakable purchase. He
now has a grey-green striped,
flannel night-shirt with little
"doo-dads" on the top. It must
be cold where he plans to spend
Congratulations to the new
pledges on the campus: Jo
Stroble, Phi; Harvey Got'., Allen
Grove, Chuck Shade and Jerry
Paulson, all Delts.
Seems to be a little trouble
around the Pioneer house. Jim
Spease and Dick Anderson have
not been spending much time
there. Maybe Ann Carlson and
Marti Smith could have some
thing to do with this.
What happened to the trip to
the Mardi Gras? Val Hammond
was planning to fly his buddies
down for the carnival. The real
object of the trip was so Perry
Meyers could have a get-together
with his pinmate. Those
planning to make the trip with
them were: Bob Scoville, Harris
Carnaby, AI Kramer and Chuck
Last Sunday the Sigma Nu
mother's club gave a date-dinner
for their sons at the house.
The dinner was served buffet
The Delts are still waiting for
Keith Sralla to pass cigars. But
Sandy Ridell has to wait her
turn to pass candy at the DG
The girls on the campus have
been wondering what to give op
for Lent. Many of them are
dieting, cutting out deserts,
lunching before going to bed and
eating between meals. How
many of us females will stick
to the duel-purpose of Lent?
Midge Gady and Ed Tegete
meier were married in the Re
deamer Lutheran church Sun
day, Feb. 4. Ed is teaching in
Kathy Cliristensen and Don
Ewin? were married in Beatrice
Other recent marriages: Stan
Portche and Grace Znanard;
Stan Mallory and Jerry Leigh
from Mitchell and Bunny Laux
and Bill Munson.
Engagements: Twlla Carlson
and Don Dreiger who recently
returned from Korea and Marijo
Hansle and Jim Austin.
Two pinnings this week: Hank
Pedersen and Marge Line and
Mary Van Horn and Glenn Cur
tis. . .
Old Dan Cupid hasn't let the
campus down completely this
week. We have wind of two new
steadies: Bob Stryker and Mary
Mackie and Mary Ellen Ander
son and Don Davies.
Parties this week-end:
Kappa Sigma formal.
Palladian party at Union.
Delian-Union party at Union,
Kappa Alpha Theta formal.
Amiketa formal in the Ag
' Phi Delta Theta house party.
Delta Tau Delta dinner-dance, j
Cosmopolitan club dance at
16 Groups to Have
Booths at Carnival
Coeds of 16 campus organi
zations are busy this week mak
tng plans .for" Saturday's Penny
Carnival. The annual event,
which is sponsored by the Coed
Counselors, will be held in the
Union ballroom from 2 until 4:30
p.m., Feb. 10.
Each of the 13 entries will
sponsor a carnival booth which
may be patronized by the custo
mers. These spectators will then
vote to choose the winning
group, who will receive a cup
Tickets, which will cost 25
cents, must be punched by
workers at six different booths
in order to be eligible for a vote.
Ballots must be cast by 3:45
Feggy Mulvaney and Donna
Grucber, co-chairmen of the
event, have announced that the
following groups will partici
pate: Adelphi, Towne club, Women's
Residence hall, Sigma Kappa, Pi
Beta Phi, Kappa Kappa Gamma,
Kappa Delta, Kappa Alpha
Theta, Gamma Phi Beta, Delta
Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Chi
Omega, Alpha Xi Delta, Alpha
Phi, Alpha Omicron Pi and
Alpha Chi Omega.
new home dye recently put on
the market is easy to apply, rea
sonably priced and fun to experi
ment with. It can be purchased
in shades to match your present
coloring, in shades that will add
new highlights or in shades that
will give your hair a completely
And just for the "fun of ex
perimenting," yours truly has
home-tested Tintair and gotten
Chignons And Braids
Chignons and braids will be
added to the existing fashion of
a perfectly smooth brow and
crown this spring. And although
the college coed may not adapt
herself to buying "rats to get
the chignon effect, she will be
faced with buying hats that are
made to fit "back-mass" hair
As always there will be hats of
all shapes, but remember that tho
"darling little crescent" job was
created for a chignon hair-do.
Tight-fitting little straws be
decked with lots of flowers, veil
ing, even paillettes will be pop
ular for spring. There are ging
ham hats and lots of velvet trims.
Lemon Top Color
Lemon yellow is an important
color in many spring millinery
collections. The mauve family
from pale pink through straw
berry pink and lilac will also be
No matter how serious the
world situation is and no matter
how austere fabric shortages aro,
they never ration women's hats.
Hats might make a coed look sil
ly and men laugh, but they're
here to stay and so are laughs.
A hat is the part of a costume
that is worn closest to the face.
Not only is its color importanl
your attractiveness but the shi.pe
of a hat may change the entire
contour effect of your facial fea
tures. Look' three times before
you buy a hat front, back and
side and then make your choice.
Lists New Jobs
According to the Committee
on Occupational Placement of
fice, there are openings in busi
ness concerns, corporations, in- j
dustries, and institutions fori
The various concerns are
eager to have seniors file letters
of application from which they
will fill vacancies.
T. J. Thompson, chairman of
the committee, has a list of
openings and requirements of
approximately twenty concerns.
Students interested in getting a
listing of companies for making
written applications may obtain
same in Office 104, Administra
tion hall. If any departments
have interested students, they
should be referred to that office.
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