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Monday, December 10, 1951
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Little Man On Campus By Bibler
? Jhe Hof Seat
' President Truman's eyes are gradually being
"pened to what is going on about him. Reported
. y, he is becoming more and more angered by evi
dences of corruption within his own administra
tion. The tax scandals are becoming a bigger
and bigger spot of the reputation of the Truman
administration as a whole.
In the past, the president has tended to trust
his friends a little too much. It appears that
a number of them have taken advantage of
that trust. In this respect, he Is somewhat like
the late Warren G. Harding, whose friends
described him as a man who hated to say "no."
Columnist Drew Pearson recently let out a
blast at Attorney General J. Howard McGrath
charging that he was not in his office enough to
know what was going on and that he failed to
be as active in enforcing the law as he should
have been. Pearson said that McGrath was so
anxious to receive an appointment to the Supreme
Court that he hesitated to make enemies through
prosecutions. He also reported that Truman was
considering firing McGrath for his lack of action.
Sen. Estes Kefauver, crime prober, was reported
a likely choice if McGrath is sacked. Pearson
reported that some of Truman's advisers urged
Kefauver's appointment as a gesture of good
faith in cleaning up the governmental mess.
Friday, McGrath ordered an inquiry into charges
that several high ranking tax department offi
cials, including Charles Oliphant, chief counsel
for the internal revenue bureau, and T. Lamar
Caudle, recently fired assistant attorney general in the government offices.
The Nebraskan Salutes
in charge of tax fraud, prosecutions, had tried to
get "easy touches" in tax cases for a wealthy
The work begun by the Kefauver crime com
mittee has since led to some rather startling
revelations. Corruption has been found in many
high places. There may or may not be a fur
ther series of revelations.
Democratic politicians are reported worried over
their party's status as a result of these scandals.
There seems to be a general public revulsion over
It will be interesting to ree whether the scan
dals will cost the democrats many votes. Despite
the Teapot Dome scandals of 1923, the republi
cans were easily returned to power in 192$. Will
the same set of circumstances repeat themselves?
The voters have a short memory.
It does seem, however, that any party too long
in power tends to accumulate professional grafters
and cheaters. As long as one party holds office for
a long period of time, there is not too great a
turnover and chances for fraud are improved. A
government as large and sprawling as our present
federal structure offers plenty of opportunity for
graft. The president could not possibly know
all that goes on about him. It would appear that
he has put too much trust in his friends without
realizing that they were cheating on him.
It is said that experience counts, but in this
case, it might be well to get some new blood
Is Religion Silenced?
ACTIVITY QUEEN FINALISTS Winner will
be selected by student vote at the AUF auction
Wednesday, Dec. 12. Sophomore finalists are: Bar
bara Adams, Sue Gorton, Sue Holmes, Georgia
Hulac, Shirley Murphy and Janet Steffen. NEW
ALPHA LAMDA DELTAS Barbara Colwell and
Beverly Kunc were selected to membership in the
freshman women's scholastic honorary on basis of
last year's overall average. H. C. WEAR who do
nated $5,000 to the University foundation last week.
The Brandon, Colo., cattle rancher's gift will be
used to edit and prepare three sound-color motion
pictures about agriculture and cattle industry in
New Zealand and Australia. Students and faculty
members who participated in the MESSIAH Pre
sentation of Handel's "Messiah" has become a Uni
versity tradition since its first performance in 1901.
Dr. Arthur Westbrook, director of the 600-voice
chorus, and Emanuel Wishnow, orchestra director,
and soloists, Marjorie Danly, Marjorie Murphy,
Earl Jenkins and Jack Anderson, deserve special
recognition for their fine perfomances. DR. E. V.
TELLE He is one of two American professors in
vited to submit articles for a book honoring the
French scholar, Augustin Renaudet. AUF BOARD
MEMBERS and NEW OFFICERS Under leader
ship of the new president, Joan Hanson, who suc
ceeds Sarah Fulton, these officers and board mem
bers will be responsibl'e for the charity drive of
All University Fund for next year. NEW PI LAMB
DA THETA MEMBERS Students admitted to this
national honorary and professional association for
women in education are chosen on basis of per
sonality, leadership, character and interest and
promise in education. DEBATERS for records
made at the University of Iowa and Wayne State
Teachers college last week. Freshman Jack Rogers
especially deserves credit for tying for first place
among 95 experienced discussion participants at
Iowa. UNIVERSITY SINGERS for their fine
Christmas Carol concert. Programs such as these
help students realize true significance of Christ
mas. BLOCK AND BRIDLE CLUB for placing
second in the national club contest. Nebraska's
entry was Bob Raun, 1951 University graduate.
HONORARY COMMANDANT JACKIE SOREN
SON She is the 19th coed to receive the military
honor. TOM DONOVAN JR The first student
to get the Union's Worker of the Month award
was chosen on basis of originality, ability and
Union work. CANDIDATE OFFICERS ASSOCIA
TION for a memorable Military Ball.
Little Gold Keys
By admission to the roster of Phi Beta Kappa
last week, eleven more University students were
honored for high scholastic accomplishments. At
least a 90 per cent average and completion of
graduation requirements from the College of Arts
and Sciences are necessary to be considered for
membership in the liberal arts and sicences honor
ary. Membership in Phi Beta Kappa is one of
few honors at University student can receive
that is void of campus politics and based solely
on individual achievements. For this reason the
recognition should carry a great deal of honor.
Since its founding 175 years ago on the campus
of the College of William and Mary. Phi Beta
To the Editor:
Can it be that there has been a
"conspiracy of silence" on this
campus because most students are
afraid of what teachers and other
students might think of them if
they should make a remark about
God which might show that they
have religious convictions? Can it
be that there have been so many
students and professors who are
so unsure of themselves when it
comes to their feeling about re
ligion that they have all agreed
quietly among themselves that
they should let no one know how
dumb and stupid they were about
things that had to do with Lroa:
Has the student on the University
campus lost all of the faith that
he or she had in God when they
left their home church?
Is it true that just because a
fellow or girl Joins a fraternity
or sorority or just simply after
he or she becomes a freshman,
that the church, religion, the
reality of a personal God, be
comes a subject that is ver
boten for students to talk about
seriously because this is a state
University and since the church
and state are separated, then
no, we must not stir up this
subject, we can get into noth
ing but an argument when we
talk about religion?
The seriousness of the present
situation is proved to me when I
know there are professors who go
over their lecture notes carefully
so that there is no reference to
God or for that matter politics
because that will rouse up differ
ences in opinion and that will
never do because then the lecture
for the day will never be given in
the dissension following. How long
has it been since the students at
this University were encouraged
to think for themselves? Should
dot a part of the University's
function be to - urge and to en
courage students to think , for
What am I trying to say? I
am trying to say that the reason
why students are silent (why no
school jspirit?), is that they are
so disorganized in heir think
ing and so factlonalized in their
different groups and in their
different colleges and in their
different subjects that they feel
that they have no right to let
other students share the knowl
edge of how ignorant they are
in so many different areas.
The "normal" state of affairs on
this campus is that every student
brags about the organizations and
groups and the clubs to which he
or she belongs and tells everyone
about the ways that these groups
are Duuding up his personality
and are of use to him and his
buddies except the church. The
church is most often left out ex
cept' in a criticizing way. Most
often the church is singled out
and the sins of its members
pointed out of all of the groups to
which the student belongs.
Why then does the church con
tinue? Because Christ has said
Kappa has used the motto: Philosophy is the
guide of life. .
Although several changes have been made
from the first views of the group in the 18th cen
tury, the highest ideals still are promoted by the
society. Students who wear the little PBK key
have a right to be proud for they have achieved
one of the highest honors possible in a college
Part of the Phi Beta Kappa creed might well
be used by other students: ". . , we have devel
oped a force that can lead to self-destruction
but lack the wisdom to control and direct tha'.
force toward its proper ends. This is the crisis
we are called upon to meet. . ."
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Higher Salaries, Selective System
Recommended To Solve Corruption
The recent investigations by congressional
committees have revealed enough tax scandals, in
fluence peddlers, graft payments, cortract grabs,
payroll padders, and criminally negligent govern
ment officials to thoroughly convince even the
most skeptical citizen that corruption in govern
ment is a problem that must be dealt with and
Violations of laws both moral and statutory
uncovered in the last three years rival the scan
dals of the Harding administration.
The Judicial branch of the federal government
has been notably and. laudibly excepted.
The conviction of Rep. J. Parnell Thomas for
payroll padding is enough to illustrate that corrup
tion is not limited to appointed officials. At the
timq he was prosecuted, Thomas was serving as
chairman of the house un-American activities com
mittee, i Srould P2CA Cart fcb fcrimo was Just
as un-American as that of the subversives he was
The recent revelation concerning the depart
ment of Justice have resulted in the removal or
resignation of 43 employees. The assistant at
torney general of the United States, T. Lamar
Caudle, was fired by President Truman for his
illegal and unethical conduct. It is Ironical in
deed that Caudle was one of the Justice de
partment officials who helped Senator Kefauver
in his investigation of crime in America.
One of the saddest commentaries on the de
cay of the ethical standards of government is the
complacency with which many Americans greet
each new revelation. British debaters touring U.S.
college campuses last year were dumbfounded to
observe that Americans seemed to accept corrup
tion in government as a necessary evil.
It is true that in many cases only poor qual
ity men are available for government positions.
It is equally true that men of the highest char
acter and education are discouraged from seek
ing office by the low salaries offered, the unfair
pressure of self-interested groups and individ
uals, and the work of character assassins.
It would also seem that the establishment of a
selection system for government officials based on
character, integrity, and education as well as tech
nical aptitude would be advantageous. Too many
administrative posts are filled by incompetents
either because of a breakdown in the civil serv
ice selection and advancement procedure or be
cause of partisan political appointments.
A complete re-evaluation of the nation's
ethical standards may be necessary, but these
suggested reforms might pave the way for more
basic readjustments in our attitude toward gov
ernment officials. If we are to have superior
administrators, a man must be proud to be called
a civil servant.
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"the gates of hell shall not prevail
against the church," and there
have been those few down
through the centuries who have
been faithful in the cause of Jesus
Can students see that they
need some convictions, they
need a faith, they need some
thing to live for, they need
ideals, they need a high goal in
life? These do not come from
fighting wars, from hating,
from doing wrong, but from the
opposite of this that is, from
doing right, from peace, from
Why do I say this? Because
am convinced that there is no
hope for the world of today, and
lor the world of tomorrow with
out recognition of Jesus Christ as
our savior who when he was born
was heralded by the angels as the
giver of peace on earth, good will
to men. I also believe in the
church which is made up of those
who truly and genuinely live and
have faith in Christ as a divine
person and includes all those per
sons with this faith from what
ever church or group they
represent. All churches are united
under the banner of Jesus Christ
as Lord of all.
With faith and belief in Jesus
Christ as the savior who came to
give us salvation and forgiveness
and to serve as an example of
discipleship, comes the necessary
sense ot wholeness and courage
and love which students need to
solve the problems of today and
of tomorrow . . . The world is
lost without God.
With about two weeks left until
Christmas vacation I think it's
time that I get some kind of an
answer on a letter I wrote recent
ly. The letter, you may recall,
asked lor the consideration of ex
tending our Christmas vacation
until Jan. 7 and adding the two
extra vacation days to the time
allotted for semester exams. In
other words have school Jan. 14
and 15. If the plan fs not possible,
please give some reason why it
i nave neara so many com
plaints about having to come back
to school on Thursday. How about
those of you really want an ex
tended vacation sending in some
kind of approval to the idea so
that officials in charge will really
do some thinking about the matter?
Please (at least) let's have an
A HOPEFUL STUDENT.
"Professor Snarf, would you mind If we staple one of our little
folders to all the "F-papers" before you hand them back7"
dun' a. CMlsu
By ANN GILLIGAN
Some of those taking part in
the Military Ball "fun and games"
Friday night were:
Don Larson and Mitzie Moylc,
Barb Akeson and Tom Hunton,
Lir Miller and Dick Rachin, Don
Pederson and Virginia Cummings,
Bob Reynolds and Blyt'he Thom
sen, Jerry Johnson and Miriam
Willey, Barb Nelson and Larry
Andersen, Marilyn Bamesberger
and Al Blessing.
Elizabeth Anderson and Miles
Turnquist, Pat O'Brien and
Rich Olson, Dale Swanson and
Kathy McMullen, Dorothy
Grabbe and Dale Ball, Jim
Gibbs and Mickie Rabe, Bob
Russell and Doris Emery, Ted
Kratt and Jean Loomis.
Don Mead and Jean Masters.
Shirley Eckerson and Glenn
Marsh, Barbara Hudson and Ger
ald Fellows, Don Maxey and Pat
Adams, Glenn Nelson and Shir
ley Nash, Don Hodge and Mari
lyn Eaton. Jean Burford and Don
Barchus, Kay Christoffel and
Gearke, Bobbie Burdic and Bob
Ernie Truman and Levins Don
aldson and Jean Van Aucken.
Most males dined before the
dance and partied after with
dates. However, Kappa Sig pledges
cast their dates aside after the
dance and staged a small stag
party no actives invited.
The DU "investigating com
mittee" reports that Bob Locke
is pinned. The committee said
that sometimes he admits it, and
sometimes he doesn't. However,
the situation will be investigated
further before any definite con
clusion is reached.
The Chi O's report that pledge
Margaret Moore entertained the
entire chapter Sunday night after
"The Messiah" with an informal
dinner at her home. Nice idea,
One new engaged couple Phyl
lis Chubbuck and Don Hicken,
now in the navy. And one new
steady pair Jane Haylette and
Independent Dates ...
In your Ann's Alley it seems all
one sees are the frat and sorority
dating. Surely there are some In
dependent students on campus
who date. Couldn't you check the
organized mens houses? Why
don't you show a few of the In
dependent students dates to Mili
tary and Mortar Board .Ball in
next week's Daily Nebraskan?
Editor's Note: In last Wednes
day's Daily Nebraskan, you'll
find that independent students
are Included in the list of Mili
tary Ball dates.
And, realizing that independ
ent students make up most of
the campus population, we try
to include dates of Independent
students in every issue of the
column. In one issue, there were
22 dates of independent students
compared to the 20 dates of af
The Society Editor takes news
from anyone regardless of
their affiliation or non-affiliation.
She makes sure all inde
pendent houses are called for
news at least every two weeks.
However, she appreciates your
interest and hopes that your
letter will induce more Inde
pendent houses to give her a list
of dates when she asks.
Santa's Workshop Party To Feature
Election Of First 'Miss Snowflake'
A week from Tuesday the Union will have its
biggest function of the Christmas season.
Santa's workshop is the theme of the party.
A feature of the evening will be the presentation
of "Miss Snowflake." Candidates for the new
title are freshman coeds representing organized
houses, women's residence halls and Towne Club.
In order to Vote for Miss Snowflake, students
must donate a small gift to the Union collection.
The gifts should cost no more than 10 or 25 cents
and may be most anything. According to Genene
Grimm, "articles most appreciated at the mental
hospital and orphanages are soap, perfume, color
ful scarves or canned goods.
The gifts will be turned over to the Red Cross
who will distribute them to surrounding orphan
ages, hospitals and needy families. The canned
foods are excellent contributions for use in the
Stuffed animals will be given as door prizes.
The prizes will be put on display early and stu
dents may register Friday for the door prize draw
For entertainment there will be carol singing
and organ music in the lounge. Jimmy Phillips and
his combo will play for dancing in the ballroom.
Eggnog will be served in the lounge.
This week the craft shop will again be open
Tuesday evening. Chess lessons will be given from
4 til 6 p.m. by Dick Kelly and Eldon Schafer.
Friday at 7 p.m. students interested in the
table tennis club will meet. Plans will be mad
for tournaments and eventual participation In the
Big Seven tourney.
The Christmas Carol concert last week was one
of the big successes lately enjoyed by the Union.
Both times the University Singers sang to a mora
than full house. The affair had broadened out this
year so that it received state-wide acclaim.
This year's listeners have urged the Union to
schedule three performances next year. Whether
this will be possible is not yet certain.
The movie for Sunday is "Ticket to Tomahawk,"
a Dan Daily musical.
With Christmas vacation only three days away
from the date of the Christmas fun night, almost
every student should be able to go. It will be a '
good way to get into the vacation spirit, if that
YWCA: Alum-faculty, 3 p.m..
dining room, Ellen Smith; fine
arts, 4 p.m., southeast room; world
organization, 4 p.m., dining room;
human rights, 5 p.m., dining room;
Friday commission, (Kagawa),
4 p.m., east room; representa
tives council, 5 p.m., southeast
room; Friday commission, (Fol
mer), 5 p.m., southwest room.
Union: Recreation, committee,
5 D.m.: social dance
! n m nnblff relations. 7 D.m
square dance, 7 p.m.; convocations,
5 p.m.; music, d p.m.
Union: House, 4 p.m.; program,
4:30 p.m.; office, 5 p.m.; general
entertainment, 7 p.m.
Rites For Marine Pfc.
Ivan Slote Held Sunday
Rites were held Sunday for
Ivan B. Slote, marine private
first class, who was killed in Ko
rea Sept. 12, 1951.
Pfc. Slote was a sophomore at
tViA TTniversitv when he entered
the marine corps. He was a mem
ber of the All University Fund
board and Delta Upsilon.
Pfc. Slote was killed by an ex
nlnalnn tt land mine, nine days
after he arrived in Korea. He was
serving with the seventh regiment
of the first marine division in the
"Punchbowl" valley campaign.
Rev. u. K. Koker assisted Dy
Rev. William P. Barnds officiated
at the funeral. Pfc. Slote was
buried in Lincoln Memorial park.
To Give Party
This "Merry Christmas" greet
ing will be extended to guests at
the German cluh annual unrist
mas party, Tuesday, Dec. 18, at
7:30 p.m. in Ellen amitn nan.
The Christmas story and holi
day poems will be read in Ger
man. Refreshments and games
will complete the party agenda.
German club is open to students
in German classes and persons in
terested in the language. The club
tries to have social and cultural
meetings each month.
Officers for this semester are:
Barbara Bredthauer, president;
Henry Hoist, vice president; Agita
Abens, secretary, and Herb Dyck,
G. Meissner Establishes
Scholarship Fund At NU
George L. Meissner of South
Laguna, Calif., has established a
$5,000 scholarship fund with the
University of Nebraska Founda
tion, Perry W. Branch, Founda
tion director-secretary, announced.
Meissner. created the fund in
memory of his deceased wife,
Minerva DePue Meissner, who
graduated from the University in
Income from the fund will be
used to provide scholarships for
worthy University students. The
recipients will be selected by the
University's general scholarship
Service to print Christmas
Cards from Huge Selection
Goldenrod Stationery Store
215 Morth 14
Biz Ad Instructors
To Advise Dec. 17-20
All students currently registered
in the College of Business Admin
istration who expect to be in
school next semester should see
their advisors during the week
of Dec. 17 to 20 to make out
worksheets. Appointments with
advisors should be made prior to
this time by signing up on the
schedules which will be posted
on the advisor's office doors be
ginning Dec. 10.
Find out on page 16
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