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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Are We Scared?
I am not now, never have been, and have
.never knowingly and Intentionally participated
ta troupe which were communistic or sup
ported communistic alms. I believe in the free
enterprise system and believe that each and
very American citizen has a right to the free
doms which are guaranteed in the Bill of
Rights. In politics, I consider myself an in
dependent with alight Republican leanings.
The above statement is made just for the
record in the light of what will follow in this
' column. .
Time was when the average American citizen
could say what he thought without fear of being
accused of being a member of some subversive
group! But in 1946, a man who was elected to
By CHARLES COM ON
Staff News Writer
Nations, like people, sometimes
consider that the only Important
things which are going on in the
world are things in which they
themselves have a part.
Eighty thousand American
casualties in Korea are reason
enough for us to be interested
in that bit of real estate, but it
sometimes irks our allies, the
French, when we fail to remem
ber that they have been fight
ing a full-scale, shooting war
against the communists for six
years in Indo-China.
Few communist inspired dis
turbanccs lack a purpose or a
having a "pink" tinge. The copy was rejected
and never published.
4. The chairman of the Nebraska University
Council for World Affairs model assembly last
year, suddenly began receiving a stream of liter
ature obviously communistic in content. She be
came worried about being thought a "red" and place in the over all strategy that
reported the matter to the group's adviser who Red imperialism.. It is not a co-
incidence that Indo-China, one of
in turn reported the matter to tne t.a.i. &ne two countries which normally Dro
tne United States Senate by Wisconsin voters wanted tQ lake uQ chanc(JS about being accused duces enough rice for export to
of being a communist.
5. A campus social group several years ago
discovered that their program chairman had
"pink" leanings. His programs were ignored and
a different set installed.
6. Joan Krucgcr, associate editor of the
food For Tnought-
Sororify Furore Abates
Girl" was vastly evtrretei by both Omka aa
anti-Greeks in its pwrs of rsaUm.
The majority of spectators who knew little or
nothing about the Greek system left the aaevt
feeling their knowledge had been only slightly
As for college student who saw the film, their
(Editor's note This is an article by Howard
Ryan, reporter for the Associated Collegiate Press
feature service on the results of the showing of
the picture, "Take Care of My Little Girl.")
By HOWIE RYAN
All college students who were interviewed
agreed the movie was unfair to the Greeks, dominant view might be summed up by om e(
Most violent reaction to the film came from a them who mumbled It the close of the picture.
changed all that. This man decided that he need
not have facts to back up his assertions. All he
had to do was defame his enemies on the Senate
floor, where he enjoyed congressional immunity.
The man gave his name to this new tactic in
American politics: McCarthyism.
Since then, most Americans have been
afraid to utter or associate with anything that
sounded like it might have a pink tinge.
A recent survey by the New York Times in
dicates that the long-time trend of free-thinking
and expression on American college campuses
may be dying. The Times concluded that there
is a "widening tendency toward passive accept
ance of the situation, desire to conform and nar
rowing of the area of tolerance in which stu
dents, faculty and administrators feel free to
speak, act and think independently."
The five major areas of fear listed by the
1. Social disapproval.
2. Criticism by regents, legislatures and
3. A "pink" or communist label.
4. Rejection for further studies at gradu
5. The spotlight of investigation by gov
ernment and private industry for post-graduate
employment and service with the armed forces.
The University of Nebraska was one of the
72 universities contacted in the Times survey, and
I happened to be one of the students contacted
for the survey at this university. At the time, I
the rest of undernourished Asia,
should be torn by civil strife.
During the past six years, the
240,000 French troops and 40,000
Red guerrillas who have been see
sawing back and forth across the
country have kept the harvest to
a minimum, thus depriving the
rest of Asia of vitally needed food
Daily Nebraskan, last spring, set out to gather in(io-China's position on the Asian
some material for an oration on the effects of continent. It lies like a road-block
..,...,, . , ! across the direct route from China
tne "rea scare- in wcni-asna. anc ran an aa in t0 Malaya's rubber plantations
The Daily Nebraskan requesting information and Indonesia's rich oil fields. The
I communists desperately need both
BUUUl cuiuiIiuiUMii. viiur a luw uaie laiis ilul" thCSC resources
senior in high school. "It wasn't typical of sor
orities at all," she said. "Sororities are just the
thing for a girl who wants to get ahead socially
in college . . . Besides, rushing and pledging are
fun not miserable like in the show."
When asked if the movie had changed their
attitudes, most Interviewers replied, "I don't
know anything about sororities." One sorority
girl replied acidly, "Well, I don't think I'll turn
in my pin, if that's what you want to know".
"Just more Hollywood hogwaih."
There are indications that HeHfweol fJ O
its face in trying te reeae pibUe Mnttaeai
against college fratrnlty-arerity eteaeeate wt&
the Greek-blasting film, "Take Oar tf Uf
Little Girl." k
Falling equally flat was the Interfrateniity K
search and Advisory Council'! chairman who de
nounced the movie as "Communlstlcally inspire
propaganda" which would "give comfort to tho
xjul a college senior, who aummcu nc was enemies ui vw v,..j.
definitely anti-Greek, remarked, "No. I'm still A recent series of Informal interviews in Mi
convinced the fraternity-sorority arrangement is neapolis, Minn., seems to indicate that the ma-
local citizens and queries from a newspaper, she
dropped the matter, but with plenty of material
for an oration. She had received a few notes,
either anonymous or in disguised hand-writing.
She later learned that the ad had been reported
to the F.B.I.
There have been reports that at least two
universities, Michigan and Oklahoma, have had
Even if we disregard the
local importance of Indo-China,
we must remember that one
third of France's army is tied
down there, making that many
fewer troops available for the
defense of Europe.
In addition, most of France's
competent, experienced officers
and non-coms are in Indo-China.
The casualty rate among young
officers is so hieh that it is eauiv-
investigations of their so-called "liberal" groups. Ialcnt every year to half the grad-
So it goes. The fingers of fear have reached
even to this campus. America has had periods
of hysteria before, but the senator from Wis
consin has added to it with a new technique.
Perhaps some of the people he has named are
red sympathizers, but it has become increasingly
obvious that many of his charges are un
founded. At first, my reaction and that of many
others was that if such charges were made by
a man in high office, there must be something
to them. Subsequent events have not proved
this supposition, however.
Are we scared? Apparently the answer to
said that I thought that there wasn't much fear this question must be "yes." I do not always say
et this institution, but I have since changed my all that I think for fear that it might be held
mind. A few examples of this "Red scare" and against me at some future time. I think that most
its effects on students at this university have college students, and even professors, react the
come to my attention. Some of them are: same way.
1. A boy living in one of the organized Last spring, the Nebraska legislature passed
louses on campus was found to have some "pink" a bill requiring loyalty oaths of -University em
literature in his room for one of his classes. He ployes, among others. There was no general pro
was called before the house council and quizzed test over it, although one or two individual com
as to the meaning of the literature. plaints were voiced.
2. One of the campus leaders in the 1948 My own feeling on the matter is that loyalty
Progressive party campaign in Nebraska has oaths do no good, since a communist would be
since dropped any connection with any group of among the first to sign such a document. They
the same nature and now sticks strictly to his are an invasion of the private rights of an in
studies, since he hopes to be considered for gov- dividual.
uating class from France's West
Under the leadership of General
Jean De Lattre de Tassigny, World
War II hero sometimes called the
MacArthur of France, the French
have been holding their own in
Indo-China. The general is in this
country now to get more American
aid and interest for his part oi me
It will be interesting to see
whether he gets the help he
needs, since he holds an opinion
of the importance of Asia quite
similar to that of General Mac
Arthur, and thus in opposition
to the view held by the Truman
a good deal, it keeps those screwballs in one sec
tion of the campus."
From the standpoint of mere entertainment
the movie seems to have fallen short. Fewer
than half of those interviewed said they would
recommend the movie to their friends. One middle-aged
man said he wouldn't have attended
it himself, were it not that the inside of his
house was being painted and he wanted to get
away from the smell. A great many said the
show was "all right," but "nothing exceptional."
The final question do you agree with the In-
jorlty of those who saw the movie were not moved
one way or the other in their attitudes toward
Greek-letter organisations. And without exception
the theater patrons called the "Communist-inspired"
Movie-goers interviewed aa they left neighbor
hood theater lobbies Included 17 adults who had
no college education, three coeds belonging t
sororities, two fraternity active, few non
Greek college students and several high school
Except for two elderly ladies, all those quet-
terfraternity Council's view that the movie was tioned said they felt the movie had very much
Communist-inspired? brought more laughs than distorted the sorority picture. Commented one 38-
replies. The popular answer was a chuckling year old family man, "1 don't know I suppose
"no." Other answers included: "I didn't see any some of it is true. It seemed awfully silly, though.
Communism in it" . . . "Rubbish!" . . , "Poppy- How do they get anyone to join if it's that bod?
cock" ... and "Is McCarthy hitting Holly- Other opinions: "It was one-sided" , , , 'Col
wood now?" lege kids aren't that foolish" , . . "Sororities
If these interviews are to be taken as at all aren't that bad." An elderly lady declared, "Sor
typical of popular reaction to the movie, the orlties ought to be eliminated. There's too much
writer concludes that "Take Care of My Little heartbreak for those who can't join."
eminent work in later life.
S. A campus departmental publication re
ceived a contribution which contained some
material which might have been construed as
McCarthyism has left its mark on America.
It may be anti-communist, but threatens to de
liver this country into something equally bad: a
These Are Points
Builder's first mass meeting of
1951 will be Wednesday in Union
parlors XYZ at 7 p.m.
"The purpose of the University
of Nebraska Builders," said Mari
lyn Coupe, president, "is to sell
the University to high school stu
dents and serve University stu
She added that all upperclass
men and male freshmen inter
ested in Builders should attend
Shirley Coy, membership chair
man, will give the welcome and
ntroduce officers, board mem-
The Nebraskan Salutes
The STUDENT UNION for its redecorated WORKERS who will get more than taste of
cafeteria. The four full color photographs on the ticket sales and work during the year. GgrfK
walls and western style provide a pleasant dining ROBINSON and JIM DOWNEY Com Cobs' new
room atmosphere. Increased seating capacity of president and vice president, who took over when
145 is appreciated by cafeteria patrons. STU- Del Kopf, former president, left for the armed
DENT COUNCIL for efforts in trying to find a forces. The redecorating Job in ELLEN SSfXTH
parking problem solution. All faculty members HALL. The campus BIAUTOTCATIOK PRO
and students who had part in planning NEW GRAM evidence of this may be noticed on
STUDENT WEEK The program this year pro- grounds south of the Carillon Tower. Students
vided a good foundation for future years. FARM who were selected for UNIVERSITY SSNCXRft.
HOUSE and KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA for be- WAYNE WHITE and JOYCE KUEKL co-chairing
top houses in scholastic standings. Every house men of the annual Farmers' Formal. R3
that improved its overall average last year also REICHENBACH College Days chairman, and hit
deserves recognition. JUDGING TEAM Members staff, who will plan 1952 College Days. JOSTN
of the University team won first place in the DEAN new student battalion commander of the
livestock judging contest at the Intercollegiate NROTC unit New BUILDERS BOARD MEM
national barrow show in Austin, Minn. DORIS BERS who assumed responsibilities last week.
CARLSON newly elected NUWCA president, BRISTOL TURNER for his attempts to form a
and other officers who have a big job ahead of strong ISA MARIAN McCULLOUCH University
them. FRESHMAN PEPSTERS You will have a sophomore who appeared on the Horace Hoidt
lot of fun in store and the important task of pro- talent scout auditions last week. Each VNlTBS
moting Husker spirit this fall. NANCY NORMAN SITY STUDENT who is attending school ttaifl
who was Miss Iowa at the Miss America pageant fall. CORNHUSKER FOOTBALL T AM which
in Atlantic City, N. J. New KOSMET KLUB will play its opener Saturday.
The charge that communist tactics are being patches from Europe are to be believed. Our
used to fight communism was voiced on campus European neighbors greatly doubt our motives in
last week, as Andre Trocme, French educator, the Korean struggle. A great cleavage between
pastor and underground leader, spoke.
"America's methods at the Japanese peace
treaty conference were similar to those used by
the thought of the old and new worlds exist
Somehow, that cleavage must be breached.
The assertion by a local editor that the only way
the Soviets," he said "discussion only on rules we c"a -hi w y
leuing incm nave mcir own way, anawcra
jers fall program at the meeting
Last year's editorial columns of The Daily time necessary for each office, the point system and introduce Dr. Alfred Hitch
Nebraskan devoted a great number of inches to will be faulty at the beginning. It is impossible : -J BiderSsPwi0SchTOl "En
discussion of the AWS point system. Advantages to expect AWS board members to determine ;ronment."
and disadvantages of the existing women's point proper pointing scales without a fair analysis j Following the introduction of
system were review frequently. Friday, Asso- from the president of each organization. 'past Builders' presidents will be
ciatcd Women Students announced that the new o o o 'entertainment,
point system will be revealed Oct. 29. Since heads of organizations will have op-! Prospective Builders attending
The move to revise the system is one of the portunity to discuss the tentative point system x. TOStteeeaa"" close
wisest AWS has made in recent years. The pres- with the board before it becomes official, there l0f tne meeting,
ent system has been infested with loopholes, un- is one final chance for officers to recognize the
fair and sketchy evaluation of points accredited importance of establishing a fair and correct n s.
each activity and a stringency which no organi- program. LIDTOry VeDOriS
zation should impose on a coed who has the in- Praise is due AWS board members on one j 1
terest and capabilities of progressing in activities point especially even before the point system w 111 Oft"""
on the University campus. Any coed who can is established. That is the new idea of appeal i
from the cut and dried point scale so that p!li iiac Amw
individual cases may be considered on basis IVIUICj Varlliy
of scholastic average, health, outside work and
present activities. For this innovation we salute
bers and assistants.
Miss Coune will outline Build-iof procedure." He also charged that the Korean
nnthlner It en tro-ftcta that in whaivar wa An thai
war was being used "to keep the pace of - end justlfieg thf meanf w, c.n be fi but hon.
armament progressing. m ouf metn
Fortunately, or unfortunately, Pastor Trocme must alienate the rest of the world by copying
represents the views of many Europeans, if dis- Russian tactics.
advance in activities here must have something
on the ball somewhere along the line, and this
"something" probably includes a slight capacity
to judge the amount of activities she can carry
and yet thoroughly perform each job assigned.
O o e
The present point system allows no con
sideration of individual capabilities of a girl
who wants to continue in activities, who can
perform each well, who can help train under
classmen for a Job and who can maintain good
health and scholarship. But be that as it may.
The task this fall is revision of the system,
and the method employed to revise it.
After various meetings last spring, including
Would you like to add that final
touch to the decorations in your
The picture lending library of
t ii stithe Union can help you. The li
,,c c u-uui - brary opens tort m the game
system. While we wait, however, we are urging I room of the Union. Hours are
campus presidents to realize the importance of
establishing fair pointing for their group. It is
to the advantage of each organization to do so.
We are complimenting AWS on its realization
that every system such as an activity restriction
program should have an appeal, and hoping they
will evaluate a program which will escape an
an open one, AWS made plans to revamp the overdose of criticism and gripes,
point system. The announcement Friday was a The point system concerns directly every
result of earlier conferences. coed in activities; it concerns indirectly hundreds
If you are president of any campus organi- more who are affected by work done by coeds
zation which includes coeds, you may expect a in activities. Because of this a heavy responsibility
visit from an AWS board member in October to rests on shoulders of each 1951-52 AWS board
discuss the point system. This is the crucial point, member who will have her name attached to
Unless each president evaluates fairly and ac- whatever system is devised. Will it be one for
curately the amount of work, responsibility and which you want credit?
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from 12 to 1 p.m., and 2 to 4 p.m.
Students and faculty members
may check out pictures Monday,
through Thursday, during library
hours. Lending is free of charge.
Twelve new pictures have been
added to the collection. Many are
reproductions of famous works.
Some of the pictures available are
"Palomino Mother" by Millard
Sheets, "Sunset" by John Marin,
"Stone City" by Grant Wood and
"Wheat" by Vincent Van Gogh.
The library service is sponsored
by the Union house committee
under the chairmanship of Bev
erly Mann. Marilyn Moomey is
the committee sponsor.
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f .rrnlailon Jrianacer..
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, ., Tom Rische
.- , Joan Kruefer
... Roth Raymond, Den Pleer
Sue Oortsa, Jaaa Steffen. Ken Systran, Shirley Murphy, Sally Adams
, Dale Bevnoldt
Students who have neglected to
report their addresses or have
changed addresses during the sum
mer to the University Builders'
Student Directory still have an
opportunity to do so.
This was said by Lou Kennedy,
editor. She added that this was
the last week students may turn
in the Information data, otherwise
their names will be omitted.
The blank on page four should
Jack Cohen be filled in correctly and returned
. .ChurrBarmeer Student Director, Room 308,
Ken Kjstmmi Student Union.
YWCA will "roundup" upper
classmen at the rendezvous in
Ellen Smith hall Wednesday from
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Girls may sign up for commis
sion groups and working commit
tees. A student-faculty coffee
hour commission group is a new
addition this year. Other groups
include Christianity and society,
jobs and futures, and fine arts.
Committtes include member
ship, representative council, of
fice staff, freshmen projects and
worship workshop. Commission
groups meet once a week. Girls
may sign up for more than one.
Refreshments will be served by
the YW cabinet. Music majors
in YW will furnish the back
ground music. Syvia Krasne is
chairman of the "Roundup" ren
dezvous planning committee.
Meeting Called For
Barb Activities Board for Vfom-
, o7n T L 6 'f1,',1 e? Oh, Broken Arrow, Nebras
unafMiated coeds Monday at 7:30 ka . , . f used te u,ork' m
i.ni. in noum oio ui uie union.
Dean Marjone Johnston will
speak to the groups, extending
greetings from her office. The
meeting will serve to acquaint the
girls with each other.
"The purpose of BABW," ac
cording to Jo Huff president, "is
to encourage unaffiliated women
to participate in campus affairs."
Filings Open For
Ag Exec Election
Filings are now open for the
Executive Board election, which
will be held Oct. 8.
Students wishing to file for the
election must do so in Dean Lam
bert's office. His office will be
open for filing during the hours
from 8 o'clock to 5 o'clock on
Monday, Sept. 24, to Friday, Sept.
Positions to be filed by the elec
tion are one sophomore man, one
sophomore woman, one junior
man, one Junior woman, one sen
ior man, and one senior woman.
Students filing for the election
must meet the University require- lutely no other cigarette like the
ments ot a 4.3 weignted average. 'Lost Cord.
Pljff Thai CigareWe
Enjoy If If You Can!
(Editor's note: The following
commercial was picked up by The
Daily Nebraskan's short wave
monitors which are ever on the
alert for outstanding radio entertainment-
A 24-hour vigil Is kept
to assure the paper constant touch
with the air waves. The staff feels
that there is enough school Inter
est in the following story to war
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This is Joe Schmoe, speaking to
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him over here, Al) to take our
mtie cigarette test,
Ah, hello sir, and what Is your
name? (Hit him again, Al; he
Your name is John Doe, I
and where are you from, Mr,
Now for our little test (don't
let him get away, Al)-1 see that
you are smoking one of the
more popular cigarettes; yon
rolled it yourself, didn't you?
I wonder if you'd take your
present cigarettes in your left
hand and one of our cigarettes
(hand him the asbestos gloves,
Al) in your right hand, and then
light up whichever one you
choose.' (Prompt him on which
one to light first, Al.)
Ah, I see you have chosen our
cigarette, the Lost Cord, to light
up iirsi no, no, aon't touch the
cigarette without the asbestos
Now take a puff DO NOT IN
HALE, unless you want a set of
collapsed lungj, and exhale
slowly through your nose.
Five minutes later:
Tou can exhale faster than
that If yon like. - Mr. Doe.
(What's that, Al, you can't re
vive him?) Oh, well, 'Vest la
And folks, remember, you will
egree, as did Mr. Doe, may he
rest in peace, that there Is abso
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