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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Monday, October 8, 1951
Atom Vs. Atom
President "Truman last week announced that
Russia had exploded a second atomic bomb. The
fact vas confirmed at week's end by "Uncle Joe"
Stalin, wht tured the world that peace-loving
nations ha-?, nothing to fear from the U.S.S.E.
James E. Lawrence, editor of the Lincoln Stari
writing from -California, had this interesting com
ment on the situation:
"Actually these outdoor loving: millions
here In California paid less attention to the
news of Eusla's second atomic bomb explosion
than the thunder of Bobby Thomson's bat in
the closing; game of a classic pennant battle , . .
An excited iriultitude of American baseball fans
turned a deaf ear to Stalin's demonstration, re
putedly before, the top brass of the Chinese com
munists that Russia was going places in the field
of atomio bomb developments. If Stalin and his
buddies were atemptlng to score, Slugger Thom
son over-shadowed the whole darned Kremlin
It seems to me that Lawrence himself scored
a home run with his observation. The general re
action to the news on campus was a polite "Oh
how, some way would be found to avoid the use
of all these new weapons.
Perhaps 1 Is a go thing that the people
had a baseball game to take their minds off the
world situation. Most people have long since
stopped worrying constantly about the world
situation and taken each new development in
stride. Perhaps it is all for the best. Probably
the best that America's citizens could do is to
keep informed on the latest issues. (I know some
students who refuse to read the national news
because, they say, it makes them sick to think
of the mess that the world Is in.)
Russia's progagandists are busy grinding out
official reasons for her actions in the world situ-
really?" The students, as well as the nation, seem ation. This is, at least in part, designed to convince
to be rapidly becoming so numbed to news of new the Russian people that they have a cause to fight
and terrifying weapons that they said little if the United States. American government leaders
they felt the impact of the latest news. If any- have not succeeded in convincing the American
thing, they shut their eyes a little tighter and people just what they are fighting for. It might
crossed their fingers again and prayed that some- be well if they could do so.
University students and Lincolnites may be Hollywood is beginning to recover from the
a little puzzled over the reasons for the sudden slump in attendance presumably caused by tele'
appearance of. a number of Hollywood personali
ties in town.
Announcement has been made that Richard
Widmark. Benet Venta, Barbara Rulck and Jesse
White, all stars; Jonathan Lattimore, writer of
the scripts for Alan Ladd stories, and John Far
ell, director, will be on campus Monday to aid
the All University Fund drive. Marjorie Main,
who was originally scheduled to appear, had
to cancel the engagement since she is extremely
busy Judging cake contests all over the nation.
At the same time, a local theater announced that
Jack Derek will be in town Tuesday afternoon
in connection with the opening of the movie,
Not long ago, Charles Laughton, Agnes Moore
head, Charles Boyer and Sir Cedric Hardwicke
appeared on the campus in Shaw's famous play,
"Don Juan In Hell."
Why all this talent'rushing to Lincoln, you
ask? Time magazine has come up with an answer
that sounds plausible. Here is Time's opinion on
vision. These roving bands of movie stars are vis
iting cities and towns throughout the country in
an effort to publicize the fact that movies are here
to stay. Their visit is cloaked under the guise of
celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hollywood
Why the slump in TV? Time comes up with
"Television's existing market is already sat
urated (look at the cut-rate sales of TV sets)
. . . Television's shaggy old movies are already
driving people back to the movie theaters (look
at the box office figures). Said one spokesman,
'They're getting tired of watching Charles
Laughton, as King Henry the Eighth, tossing a
chicken bone over his shoulder smack into a
shining bottle of 20th Century beer. "
Time may or may not be right in its hypothe
sis. But whatever the reason, Lincolnites are get
ting to see more movie stars in the flesh in a
shorter period of time than in recent history.
Reader Amazed . , .
Dear Mr. Rische:
A week or two ago in glancing
through a copy of The Daily Ne-
braskan I happened to glance at
an editorial. It looked interesting
and I read it through. Frankly,
I was amazed. A day or two
later I had the same experience
Since then it has happened a time
or two again.
What caused my amazement?
For approximately 15 years as
an undergraduate, a graduate,
and then as a faculty member
I have been reading college
newspapers, and for the first
time in those IS years, I found
an editor who had the ability
to think and even more the
courage to write what he was
thinking, despite the fact that
it might run counter to certain
trends of thought which were
popular, and which might have
the effect of arousing some of
the powers that be.
In reading yesterday's paper I
saw the letter from the student
who did not agree with you.
would certainly be willing to
hazard the conjecture that the in
dividual who wrote the letter and
who did not have the guts to
give his name was an individual
who found that "the shoes fit"i
and probably pinched plenty too.
will you kindly accept my
sincerest congratulations for the
splendid job that you are do
ing. I sincerely hope that you
will continue to write the edi
torials of the type that you have
written thus far, and I sincerely
pray that if one of your edi
torials runs counter to some of
my pet ideas, or pinches hard
and makes me realize that after
all I'm still a pretty small boy
in many respects, that I can
still feel that you're doing a
mighty fine Job.
1800 Miqrate To Kansas State Game
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BOUND FOR MANHATTAN . . . Shown leaving
Friday for the Nebraska-Kansas State game at
Manhattan, Kas., are (1. to r.) Howard Herbst,
Joanne Yeager, Dick Smith, Diane Smith and
Don Rauh. The five, leaving from in front of
the Sigmu Nu fraternity house, were among
1800 University stude who went to K-State
Courtesy Lincoln Star
for the annual football migration. Of the 1800,
more than 360 went by way of the chartered
migration train, which left at 6:15 a.m. Satur
day and returned Sunday at 1 a.m. The entire
University ROTC marching band, which includes
more than 100 members, also took the train.
A Student Views The News
For over 3 centuries the name "Persia" has vincc of Azerbaijan and Kurdistan. In these areas
been synonogicrus with mystery and intrigue,, peasants were greatly impressed with the land,
gleaming mosques and swirling sands, veiled worn- education and government reforms attempted by
en and daggers. Ever since the first invasion by Russian puppets, and were bewildered by the
Alexander the Great, armies have surged across terrorism employed by the Iranian army of libera-
Iran. While armies are not now fighting in Iran, tion which threw out the reds. One of the great
the threat ofrjust such an eventuality is keeping mistakes of the Iranian central government was
the world on edge. in failing to follow up the communist propa-
The latest disturbance, the British-Iranian oil ganda victory with, a better campaign of its own.
dispute, had its beginning about the turn of the One of Iran's bitterest charges is leveled
century when William D'Arcy concluded negotia- against' British imperialism in general. This ra
tions for a 617-year lease with the Iranian govern
ment giving the British concessions in the newly
proved oil fields on the Persian Gulf.
Winston,, Churchill, then an admiralty offi
cial, saw the possibilities of using Iranian oil
in British ships and persuaded his government
to assume ar controlling interest in the Anglo
Iranian Oil Company. In 1933, with 22 years
still to go on D'Arcy's lease, the British suc
ceeded in getting a new 60 year lease giving
them the right to deevlop 16 per cent of Iranian
sentment boiled over soon after the U. S. agreed
to split profits "rom oil concessions in Saudi
Arabia and Venezuela on a 50-50 basis with
The AOIC has been accused of paying more
to the British government in taxes than is left in
Iran for payrolls. Britain's prestige did not rise
when Patrick Hurley, special envoy for President
Roosevelt during the war, reported from Iran in
1943 that the British were using American lend
lease goods to srtengthen their position in Iran.
In recent weeks the British have made sev-
During this"perlod of British exploitation, the eral attractive offers to Iran, but it seems that
AIOC wells became the largest producers in the the fire of nationalization has been allowed 'to
Middle East, Britain's largest single overseas in- get beyond control. The blind fury with which
vestment, the main source of oil for European some elements of the Iranian population fan these
markets, and the only producing oil properties in flames indicates that they considere nationaliza-
a country that is known to have 10 per cent of tion a panacea for all the ills of their economy,
the world's petroleum supplies. It Is not strange, and in a country where a sizeable portion of the
under these circumstances, that the British in- people must be nomads because of the desert
vestors became alarmed when the Iranians began
to talk of nationalization early last summer.
In order to understand the reasoning of the
Iranians on "the question of nationalization of
British oil holdings, it will be necessary to look
into some of the background of this explosive
Justice William O. Douglas of the U.S. Su
preme Court recently returned from an extended
visit to Iran. He reported that four basic prob
lems face the. country:
First, with the exception of the Shah, who Is
progressive but bound by tradition and frus
trated by Incompetence, the central government
of Iran Is hostile to the Interests of the people.
.Second, officials throughout the country are
Third, the army has proved to be a brutal,
ravishing force on many occasions.
Fourth, millions of people live In extreme
poverty. , According to Justice Douglas, there
will be rawest until these grievances are righted.
Despite their poverty and illiteracy, the Iran
ians are a proud people and their nationaism is
climate, this position might .well be foolish, if
Unfortunately, American interest in Iran
has ben almost nil. Promises of aid made dur
ing the war by President Roosevelt and since
the war by President Truman have been whit
tled down by the International Bank and our
own Import-Export Bank to trifling sums com
pared to what is being spent in other sections
of the world. Iran long looked to the U.S. for
understanding, and was disappointed at our
seeming lack of interest in her problems. The
Shah recently said that his people could not
understand why we gave billions to former ene
mies but had nothing fo ra former ally.
The actual outcome of the oil dispute may
not be known for months or years, or it could
bring us to World War III in a matter of hours.
If Russian influence becomes sufficient in Iran
to take over the government, we may once more
find ourselves on the outside looking in, as we
do even now in China.
Should this happen, the Russians could afford
to discount the difficulty of transporting Iran's
P.S. This letter is written to
you personally and not for pur
poses of publication. If you desire
to let the readers of your paper
know how some people feel about
your editorials, you are welcome
to use the letter, but will you
kindly exclude the name. Thanks.
(Editor's note: We did so desire,
and are complying with the re
quest of the reader).
'One Too Man . . .
An open letter to Vance Han
sen: After reading of your rather
uncomfortable position concern
ing the disbursement of our co
veted campus publication, namely
The Daily Nebraskan, I felt com-1
pelled to take some sort of definite
action on the matter. This I have
After taking careful count of
the members of our house. (68).
and then conducting an equally
cautious survey on the number
of Daily Nebraskans delivered to
our door (69), I find that through
a simple process of substraction,
easily understood by you I'm sure,
that we have been allotted one
paper too many. , This extra copy
undoubtedly is yours, and as such,
we of Phi Gamma Delta hold no
claim to it.
n you wouia De so kind as
to drop by and see me some after
noon at 1425 R St.. I'm certain
that we can work out something
to our mutual satisfaction.
JOHN W. SINCLAIR.
. Connie Gordon .
Lots Of Work For Lots Of Workers
In Student Union Activities Pool
YW World organisation group
meets p.m., tuen Smith dining
room; topic World Student Service
fund; Susan Rienhardt, leader;
wua neimstaater, group leader.
Ag students interested in Civil
Service appointments meet in
Room 301, Dairy Industry building
Scabbard and Blade will meet
all interests juniors and seniors
in advanced army, navy and air
force ROTC at 7:30 p.m., Naval
Science building lounge.
r naay is the last day Univer
sity students may cartoon their
way to fame and aid AUF at
the same time.
Until then pen and ink artists
may submit 3 by 9 drawings in
the AUF's cartoon contest and
compete for the erand prize. The
winning drawing will appear on
posters during next years fund
Attention all workers! The Union needs you!
Students Interested in the Union activities
pool can sign up today in the Union activities of
fice. Students in the pool have the opportunity of
participating in the activities and plans of the
Duties of the various Union committees are
The house committee, headed by Marilyn
Moomey, is in charge of all art exhibits and
programs in the main lounge and supervises
book reviews and craft lessons held during the
year. The committee also handles the picture
lending library and enforces house rules.
The program committee, headed by Charles
Widmaier, is in charge of facility and program
evaluation, activities reports and evaluations of
new ideas. Activities accounting is also under its
The activities pool and orientation program
plans are included in the duties of the personnel
committee, also headed by Charles Widmaier.
The artist series committee is the planning
board for all major fine arts. This committee also
arranges coming campus attractions, from bands
The public relations committee handles all
Union publicity. Its duties include weekly events
posters, pamphlets and newspaper and radio re
leases. Keeping the Union office in order is one
of the duties of the office committee under the
direction of Anita Lawson. Other responsibilities
of the committee include assignments to the ac
tivities pool, all mimeographing and keeping the
Union scrapbook up to date.
The social dancing committee, under the di
rection of Jack Greer, sponsors all ballroom
dancing lessons. It also plans the large orchestra
dances, which include the Pep Dance and the
The folk dancing committee under Jack
Greer plans all square dance lessons. Exhibitions
of national and foreign dances are also included
in the duties of , this committee.
The convocations committee under the direc
tion of Bob La Shelle serves as a member of the
University convocations committee. Its duties in
clude plannig and publicizing all University convo
cations, discussions and coffee forums.
The recreation committee plans table tennis
tournaments, bridge lessons and tournaments, game
exhibitions and chess lessons. The committee is
headed by Nancy Weir.
The general entertainment committee is
under the chairmanship of Betty Roessler. Duties
of committee include pigskin parties, TV pro
gramming, Sunday night movies and flicker
nights. The talent show and talent file are also
Included in this committee.
The music committee headed by Sara Devoe
plans faculty recitals, the fall symphony concert
and various concerts during the year. Providing
records for the Crib is also included in its duties.
Workers can sign up as Union pool workers
until Oct. 22.
Your Union needs you!
Two one-hour lectures on par
liamentary procedure will be of'
fered by the speech department
during these next two weeks. The
sessions will be held Tuesday,
Oct. 9 and Oct. 16, at 7:15 p.m. in
Room 203, Temple.
Bruce Kendall, director of de
bate, explains that "during the
past year the department of speech
has had many requests for meet
ings dealing with parliamentary
procedure for officers of student
At the two lectures, duties of of
ficers will be discussed as well as
general rule of parlimentary procedure.
While the meetings are designed
primarily for officers of organ'
ized houses and campus organize'
tions, anyone interested may
Arnold Air Society
To Meet Tuesday Night
Arnold Air society will meet
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the lounge
of the Military and Naval Science
Lt. Col. Alex C. Jamieson will
present a short talk at the meet'
ing. All advanced students in air
science are urged to attend.
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