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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Wednesday, February 6, 1952
As I started , for the office one afternoon
about two weeks ago, a fellow stopped to talk to
me. What he had to say that day and In later
conversations caused me to do some pretty ser
He wasn't different from any other student
, blond, nice looking and about medium in
height. One distinguishing feature about him
was a missing front tooth which had been
knocked out In a baseball game. He was a phys
ed major especially interested in baseball. I had
seen him a few times before in the Crib, study
ing, coffeelng or watching TV in the Union lob
by, but I had not particularly singled him out.
When he stopped me, he asked what I
planned to run in The Nebraskan about the two -inmates
attending University classes. At that
time I hadn't decided, and told him so. He was
interested because as he said "You see, I'm
one of them."
Since then I have recovered from the first
brief surprise. He was looking for some way to
thank the many faculty members, students and
administrative personnel who had helped him. He
was sincerely interested in expressing gratitude to
all who had helped him make successful this one
particular phase of the State Reformatory's educa
Although the change and success cannot al
ways be reached In the Reformatory, once this
part of the rehabilitation is accomplished there
is another step which we as individuals in so
cietymust help. The first part, getting the indi
vidual to change basic concepts, must be fol
lowed by subsequent action on our part oppor
tunity to associate in normal society again. It is
this part of the process which The Nebraskan
feels University students should help.
University officials who have dealt with Mor
ris and Dahlstedt have praised their efforts in im
proving the Reformatory educational program.
How do the men feel? One inmate, Bob Sweigart,
has endless appreciation for Morris work and im
provements in the Reformatory and interest in
It must be admitted, as many people point out,
there is always what we might call a "calculated
risk" in permitting Reformatory men to attend
classes. Yes, there is a risk. But this risk is no
greater than standing next to a stranger in a down
town department store, or sitting next to a straVer
in a lootoaii stadium. There is no way of telling
what person might do one bodily harm. Parents
Chords And Discords-
I suppose you've all noticed
the great strides or progress
made in the construction of
the State Historical Society
building since the winter
freeze set in. This mighty
basement wall to wall with
the Union is indeed a monu
ment to hictory. At the pres
ent rate of construction, the
building itself will be-history
by the time they put the roof
on it. If anyone is looking for
a nice airy basement apart
ment with a long-term lease,
I suggest this as a possibility.
Flanagan Band, Tops In Mafrbn,
'Captivates NU Hearts1
"He came; he saw; he conquered." until he was seventeen, ond tnen ne learned tne
Ralph Flanagan and crew, which are rated basic rudiments of the piano only to quit his
number one in the nation, set a new attendance studies because he felt it was for sissies. Flanagan's
tional program. One of turn t,w need not fear such- program as this where in
rolled, this boy hopes to be a high school coach. "! " S carefully considered, any more than
ine otner student is enrolled part time in art T y 1 eir sons and daughters to at
What strikes me as quite significant is that
these two students have made a go of a completely
new education aspect of the Reformatory program.
Partciularly since this University Is the only col
lege in the country taking part in such a program,
it is important that these boys succeed, and that
we, as students, uphold our responsibility. .
One often hears the term "paying a debt to
society." It is commonly used when referring to
reasons for sending persons to penal institutions
for violations against society. What we some
times forget ii that society continually is obli
rated on the other side of the picture, to offer
a chance for rehabilitation of the persons com
mitted to penal institutions.
Perhaps Supt George Morris and Waldo Dahl- "
stedt, educational director of the Reformatory,
have really hit the mark when they say it is im
possible to rehabilitate a man by regimentation or
continual punishment. As Dahlstedt puts it: Each
man must learn to work with those around him
and see objectivity in what he does. Or, as Mor
ns oeiieves: An individual starts in the Reforma-
lc,m a puuuc meaier or dance or walk on streets
We're not suggesting that 300 Reformatory
men enroll in classes. However, The Nebraskan
realizes that men carefully screened could bene
fit a great deal from University classes.
This editor is proud to attend a University
wnere some persons "paying their debt" are per
mitted to make a new start. She is proud because
it is one way to help an individual, and by so
doing, ultimately improve society by adding one
more responsible citizen to its ranks.
Rubbing shoulders with an inmate is no dif
ferent from rubbing shoulders with a fraternity
man or independent man who cheated to get
through his finals or who decorates his room
with stolen items or who has broken the law
without getting 'caught. Actually, it might be
better, because the former individual has been
made to realize a mistake and is taking steps
to rectify it
record at Kings on Feb. 2, 1952, and they won
hundreds of new followers.
The attendance was well over 2500. They
were so enthralled with the music that few
complained of the crowded conditions.
The most sensational part of the story of
Flanagan's rise to success to the top spot in the
nation is the fact that the band
is only three years old. It began
its career by issuing several
records for Victor late in 1949.
When the discs became hits,
Flanagan organized the band on
a permanent basis. Not since
1939 has any new dance band
been able to build up a follow
ing to equal such greats as
land Artie Shaw. Four of the
original Flanagan records, "My Hero," "Penthouse
Serenade," "Swing to 45" and "You're Breaking
My Heart," are still big sellers.
Ralph Flanagan was born in Lorian, Ohio, on
April 7, 1919. He didn't begin his musical career
Seen on campus the other day
was one of the more notable
notables of past campus personnel.
None other than Ajon Farber of
"iarber's Follies" fame. This re
turn of the
native brings to
mind an inci
with books and
class about -15
boxes of candy
up and down
rows of giggling frosh.
Ten minutes later, amid much
dropping of books, papers and
everything but the 1897 beanie
dangling from his left ear. he
made his exit.
While on the subject of notable
notables, here's a fond farewell maybe tubbing during cotton and
to Bill Dugan, Howard Dennis
and John Sinclair. So long fellers,
it'll never be the same,
real field was arranging. He got his start with
Sammy Kaye and later arranged for Barnet, Pastor
Flanagan was married in the early part of
1942, and late in '42 he began a four year service
in the Maritime service. From 1946 until 1949 He
carried out his earlier plan of being exclusively
an arranger. Flanagan' wrote for such name per
sonalities as Tony Martin, Hal Mclntyre and Perry
Flanagan's list of successful records is very
Impressive. Such records as "Wang Wang Blues,"
"An American In Paris," "Harbor Lights," "Tell
Me Why" and "My Hero," are examples.
Ralph Flanagan is a wonderful fellow to meet.
He is easy going and easy to talk to. The fact that
Flanagan tours the country with as many as twelve
one night stands in fourteen days is no picnic.
And yet with all this traveling, hustle and bustle
he has not lost the poise that helped put him on
The public wants music to dance to and Flana
gan gives it plus.
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Return Of Horse Tank
May Arouse Ag Spirit
In the discussion of Farmers
Fair at the Ag "Bull Session" last
Thv.rsday, someone mentioned that
The Nebraskan is proud, and salutes those re
sponsible for the progressive program, those in
mates making their part of it a success and the
tory with a bad background. He thus must build University ft. allowing it. If it is kept on the high
iaim in himself and change his "basic evaluations and careful level of today, we believe it should be
and concepts in a social sense." continued.-J.K.
Amid the daily flurry of social life, classes
ind studies, we University students may take time
now and then to look at what is going on in the
world. But more often, we would rather put aside
the world's worries and tangle with our own. We
hate to think about dark world politics when it
appears there is nothing we can do to help matters.
Yet, to a foreigner on American soil, we rep
resent part of a most optimistic population. Willi
Hoechel, secondary school teacher in southwest
ern Germany who has been visiting the Univer
sity since October, told The Dally Nebraskan
that the majority of Americans are very opti
mistic about world affairs. "They seem to have a
very great confidence in institutions and organ
izationsas such," he said. College students are
interested in world affairs "because they know
that they can help."
German university has an organization like the
Nebraska University Council for World Affairs.
The students discuss politics, yes, but never on
an organized basis. A group like NUCWA would
have no purpose in Germany because the youth
feel, within themselves, that Germany, and may
be all Europe, is politically impotent.
With the advent of consitu
tion by-Jaws coming up for a
campus vote in early spring, the
wheels in the all-university
party, faction or whatever you
happen to be calling them at
the time, must be beginning to
Anyway, an interesting sug
gestion came out of a coffee con
versation the other day that might
prove helpful to the coming elec
tion procedure followed by lid
group. Why not put your check
off sheet in the Crib on voting
day? With this arrangement the
fellas wouldn't have to walk clear
across the street and perhaps the
Crib could offer a special Check
off sundae to get everybody in the
mood. It's worth." thinking about
What's growing on the lampshade!
Farmers Fair a success.
Right now, when anything big
comes ii n. its th samp rrnnn nf
aenim weeK snouid De neia again; Ag students which always turns
this year. This means that every-' ut to do the work and make
one, including faculty members, i the event a success. The stu-
who did not attire themselves in dents may be In many differ
me iraaiuonai conon ano aenim
would be tubbed in a horse tank
by a special tubbing committee.
Dale Reynolds .
different projects that made night. Its free to all Ag students.-
ine wives are asking that Aggies
who wish to attend the dinners
sign up in the Ag Union by Friday.
The horse tank was removed
from Ag campus a few years
ago when it got r. little out of
hand. Businessmen and others
who did not know of the so
called "law" were tubbed,
whicu resulted in its restriction.
ferent organizations and they
may work on many different
phases of Ag affairs, but it is
usually the same ones -who do
Plans for the 1952 Farmers Fair
have been announced, and as the
president of the fair board said
"Every Ag student is a member
of Farmers Fair." To make the
At th present, it seems that fai.r success, all Aggies should
We in America 'have the deep-set conviction
that our labors and ideas can accomplish something.
We have a background of strength, both political
and economic, to reinforce our beliefs. We are
optimists about our efforts to improve world relations.
But just what is this American optimism? Is lecture on general pathology,
it v,? Tn hv,! it j i,,itu.. - cosmopolitan club, T.SO p.m.,
6 w.a llct..jr Djrmp- Unlon 315. Dr. Rosenlof will
torn a symptom or vigor, commence and hope."
But Hoechel warns that optimism may have certain
Coed Follies skit judging, 7-9:45
p.m. Judges will visit organized
Nu-Med, 7:30 p.m., Love Library
auditorium. Dr. F. H. Tanner will
Hoechel accounts for this optimism, in part, by dan6ers- 14 mav bring about a certain rashness in
the fact that America has never been hit by the Plitics
impact' of nationalism or the desolation of war. jr
As further proof of American optimism, Hoechel
refers to his own country. "Our own people are
not exactly pessimistic," he pointed out, "they
simply can't believe in anything.'' An avid advo
cate of a. United States of Europe, Hoechel says
that in Europe one cannot help having the impres
sion that the leading European states are still
going along nationalistic tracts. "Very few,"
he continued, "seem to have learned anything from
two wars." German politicians, it seems, are too
old (all are over 70) to forget about turning the
wheel back to prewar Germany and regaining the
country's old position. According to Hoechel,
other countries in Europe have the same idea. "We
have an iron curtain between the east and west in
Europe," he says, "and a paper wall between each
of the western nations."
For these reasons, most German college youth
feel that the situation is hopeless. The old na
tionalist ideas do not appeal to the young, but
they do not feel that they can do anything about
it. Hoechel informed The Nebraskan that no
One seemingly reasonable suggestion for a cam
pus improvement reached The Nebraskan office
the other day. A student suggested that Love li
brary set up a box on first floor to enable stu
dents to meet that 9 a.m. deadline en route to
8 o'clocks. Books could be dropped here just as
they are now deposited on secoad folor.
The city library of Omaha assists patrons to
the point of placing a box outside. Although this
is not needed on the University campus, the first
floir deposit station might be a time saver. ,
The usual semester-break congratulations are
due many University students after just one week
of the 1952 school term. Best wishes from The Ne
braskan staff to: University women honored at the
Mortar Board scholarship tea; new members of
the Builders board; Lyle Dennlston, University
freshman named Outstanding Young Man of the
Two other frames of mind must temper our
optimism, Hoechel Insists, if America is to be
come a leading source of spiritual strength to
people of the world. These two qualities are
good will and patience. Americans have the good
will, he believes, but as yet they have not devel
oped sufficient patience. Optimistic Americans
must make all efforts to realize that conditions
In other countries are much different. When we
have practiced patience in all our dealings, we
might then have well-founded optimism.
An anonymous poet once said that to become
an optimist we must "close one eye and believe
with the other." It is a little more than that now.
In world affairs, optimists must keep both eyes
open and possess good will, patience and strength
as well as faith.
As American University students, we can
help make our optimism Justified by taking a'
more active Interest in world affairs in general,
and NUCWA in particular. We can really be
lieve, as foreigners say we do, that "we can
help." And in the meantime, we can thank God
for the spirit that some nations might call "cock
eyed optimism." J.S.
Student Council, 4 p.m
Girl Crazy chorus tryouts, 7
p.m., Union ballroom.
University parking permits sold,
3-4 p.m., Student Council office,
union Koom 305.
tubbing w. something on that or-
uer is needed to
get some of the
old Ag campus
When the horse
tank was still a
cor in sight
a , u ii d A g
ran high among
Ag students .
i i .
anu a i in u 5 i i
v y ; j u ii c 14 cm &
turned out to
help with the
get the true "spirit" and really get
in and work. I think that maybe
if we bring the horse tank back
to Ag campus, it will help to get
some of that old spirit back.
Hey Aggies, don't forget the
Baby Picture contest. It ends
today at 5 p.m. And everyone
has got a good chance of win
ning, because a lot of it is guess
work. The Ag faculty wives are plan
ning to hold another "Pot Luck
With the Profs" dinner Sunday
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