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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Mondoy, March 10 1952
New York At NU
Toe ...r,,. o TTntPrsltv student we'll call The exhibit even has a "Cement Truck" In ab
Betty took a trip to New York. Among the stops stract for the civil engineer, and another Intriguing
on-Betty'a sightseeing tour was the Museum of oil with a swirling red background called "Long
Modem Art, so she paid her 65 cents admission fee Unstable Bridge." And Joe College himself would
and gleaned a bit of culture from her trip througn oe impressed oy a reansuc punning ui o
the galleries. Betty didn't like all the works of so pipes of all sizes and shapes,
art she saw In fact, she disliked some of them in- For a cheap drunk, this layman suggests "Mid-
tensely but she found several which fascinated night Carnival," a colorfully bewitching oil which
her. At any rate, she felt the visit to the art makes one see double, triple and even more. A very
museum was an important part of her education,
and she enjoyed it
Most University students would do the same
thing if they were In New York, but when a
segment of the same kind of art is brought to the
campus, free of charge, few of them seem to take
advantage of it.
This staff member, completely ignorant in the
field of art, visited the Nebraska Art Association's
62nd annual month-long exhibit in Morrill hall the
other day, and found a lot which would appeal to
the average layman.
Dramatists would like the colorful oil painting
of a girl hanging out of a window to kiss her lover.
It would be interesting to see how male
anatomy students would classify "Woman at the
Window," a six-foot figurine of welded steel.
"Envy" and "Avarice" are excellent portraits for
the psychologist to study, and for all-around
pleasure, the layman Is quite certain to like the
colorful "Salmon Fisherman."
And for the average University student, there's
a wonderful portrait about eight feet long and three
feet high entitled "Sleepers."
No matter what type of person you are, The
w. ,n nnarf Arf an nhstrart ntitiiH Daily Nebraskan guarantees that you'll have a def-
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it: you'll think part of it is a bunk of junk; you'll
be completely baffled by several of the pieces. But
The Daily Nebraskan suggests you try it once a
little culture might rub off. (Instructors might take
an entire class to the exhibit. And incidentally, the
gallery officials will open Morrill hall any week
night for student groups, including organized
An exhibit like the one at Morrill hall is one
of the advantages of a large University, and those
who ignore it might as well have stayed In
Podunfc. It's just a touch of New York culture
at the University. J. S.
"Masks" would surely appeal to them.
"Man In the Open," a bronse figure with a
hat on, is thought-provoking for Coeds. And it's
even better from the back view. Another prob
ably designed especially for women Is a blue
toned abstract called "Silence." Equally appro
priate is a lovely, dainty painting entitled "Red
Animal husbandry students would get a kick
out of trying to determine the sex of "Animal Form
No. 1," a stone figure. A fascination for any Ag
student would be "Cow Resting," a charming oil
A Student Decision
Dr. Martin Nimoeller, German pastor and sub
ject of recent religious controversy, will speak at
the Coliselum Monday at 8 p.m. News releases on
Niemoeller say that he is the "leading church ex
ponent of a policy which coincides with the pro
gram of the Soviets."
Niemoeller's ideas have been called "un-American"
by the students at Florida Southern college.
Many argue with his contention that religion and
Communism can exist together. His stand on "neu
trality" is being increasingly questioned. His com
ments on life and religious freedom in the Soviet
Union are beginning to antagonize many Germans.
Despite conflicting opinions over Niemoeller's
views, the University committee for Search Week
and the Lincoln Council of Churches felt that
what he has to say will be of interest and value
to University students and residents of the Lin
coln area. Niemoeller's ideas and theories are
being strongly questioned put they are being
The Search Week committee and the Council
of Churches are not saying everyone should hear
Letter i p
A Student Views The News
the controversial figure. They are not saying every'
one attending the speech should believe what Nie
moeller will say. Members of these organizations
undoubtedly are split in opinion regarding Nie
moeller and his controversial ideas. '
University students should be pleased that
their qualities of decision and intelligence are be
ing respected by organizations sponsoring Nie
moeller's appearance here. His appearance shows
that University officials and faculty members are
not afraid for themselves or their students that
Niemoeller's ideas will sway anyone to Com
munism, Fascism or any other ism in disrepute.
Students are being allowed to hear the doctor's
questioned theories. Students are being allowed to
make up their own minds about the validity of
Niemoeller's opinions. Students are being allowed
to listen to a speech that probably won't be waving
any American flags.
University members are being: told, in effect,
that their way of life and their government can
withstand even public voicings of one of the
most controversial figures of our day. R.B.
Are Politics Politics?
UMT Or 'Minute Men?'
To The Editor:
(In reference to J.K.'s item on
Universal Military Training
Thursday. March .)
Looking back into European
history, it's understandable that
George Washington opposed a
large standing army, it can aiso
be seen that such an army was
not needed for the defense of
our nation in his time. Did he,
thou eh. exDect a small corps of
regulars to stop aggression?
Hardlv . . . thev were to De re
inforced by a large body of
trained, aitnougn non-proies&uHiaii
soldiers Known as me uuuua
the 18th century counterpart of
today's reserves and national
How were the men of the mi
litia trained? Most of them were
proficient in the use of small
arms long before they were of
military age. A few sessions at
the local armory sufficed for
the handling of the bayonet,
and the artilleryman, using
much simpler weapons and
methods than we have today,
learned his trade there, too. In
short, the "minute man" needed
little formal training.
Now, let's leave Washington and
the "minute man" in the 18th
century, where they belong, and
look at the citizen soldier of 1952.
He must be taught how to de
fend himself against, and, de
pending on his branch of the
service, how to use: the bayonet,
the 30-caliber rifle and carbine,
light and heavy machine guns,
hand erenades. booby traps,
mines, rockets, mortars, field ar
tillery howitzers and guns, tanks,
chemical attack, and air attack
kAwVe tAlrAfc nflnalm and
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You can't draft and train an
army in a few weeks and a few
weeks will be the most we'll have
if Uncle Joe turns the heat on.
A million trained reserves might
very well mean the difference be
tween confining the battleground
of a third world war to Europe
and Asia and having to fight it
out on the North American con
tinent Let me give you an ex
ample of how much sooner a re
servist can be on the job than a
draftee. I was recalled to active
duty as an F. A. fire direction
specialist in September, 1950. 1 re
ported to Fort Lewis Sept. 29, was
civen refresher training, and
landed with the third infantry
division at Wonsan, North Korea,'
We began to receive replace
ments, who had been drafted
in September, the following
May. The difference seven to
eight months more than
enough time for Russia to
"button up" Europe. The draft
simply cannot give us a large
number of trained men at a
minute's notice; the proposed
UMT program conld.
Sav what you will about the
82nd congress, but you will have
to admit that they are brave men.
It certainly takes a lot of courage
to gamble on our security.
MAX A. KELLY
Americans Must Clean House
To Win 'War Of Words'
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it would be foolish to advocate that we abolish our
propaganda program merely because it's not per
fect. Its vast network affords a great opportunity
to reach the unreached in Europe and Asia. To
make the best use of that network we should do
everything possible to improve our methods and
We ought to find out why our broadcasts are
not well accepted by some. We should discover
if we could make improvements in our techniques.
One of the most perplexing problems that we faca
is how to stop nullifying our good propaganda
with mistakes. For not only are we endeavoring to
broadcast our assets, the Soviets are quick to ad
vertise our liabilities.
We could speak on the topic of brotherhood
for weeks, but one incident such as the Cicero
race riot shatters our attempts to win others to
our cause. The sad part of the story is that such
national disgraces are not exceptional htrpM
the United States. Last month a pathetic story
was enacted during "Brotherhood Week."
Mr. and Mrs. Sing Sheng, a Chinese couple,
moved into Southwood, a suburb of San Fran
cisco. Shene was once a Chinese Nationalist intelli
gence officer who is now an airline mechanic. His
We are engaged in an active war. It is not a wife is a Chinese-American Their reception was
conflict o ams, but of words. The Soviet Union's one of hostility. The residents demanded that they
,7hine is grinding away constantly get out. A poll of home owners came out 174 to
PT8c0mDeSs witn the Voicegof America in a f 8 in favor of eviction from the neighborhood.
Z t Zl al t T he masses the world over. Our Columnist Inez Robb estimated that the Sheng
oropagaSts tell us that we are trying to pierce story was worth "at least a billion dollars in propa-
nTonl the "iron curtain," but the "bamboo cur- ganda to the Communists." The same story hap-
not oniy me . ..... ...i, p;.v.mnnll ralifnrnia where
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a Negro family was forced out of their home after
" VOICE- I Np
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A tale of old-time political maneuvering was
brought to the public eye this week in a story
about James M. O'Hara, 1928 Texas campaign
manager for Gen. Charles G. Dawes who was seek
ing the Kepublican nomination for President.
O'Hara's group, labeled the Dawes' faction,
threw their support behind Herbert Hoover, as
all good party workers should, when Dawes was
defeated in the Kansas City, Mo., convention. New
York Democrat backers of Al Smith contacted the
Dawes' group and asked for their support for their
candidate. O'Hara relates that his group accepted
and then went into an intensive two weeks' work
"to ruin Smith in the South."
It seems that the Dawes' faction had the sup
port of the Negro vote in Texas. The Kn Klux
Klin was active at this time as was the anti
Catholic sentiment regarding Smith. Since the
Dawes' faction was reputedly backing Smith,
with their Negro vote, the South, Texas in the
lead, would vote for Hoover. This was exactly
what the O'Hara group had in mind when they
aid publicly yes to Al Smith backers and se
cretly yes to the Republican party.
During the 1928 campaign, according to old
time politician O'Hara, the votes were counted be
fore the election and anyone who didn't vote the
way he was told or had promised to, "got the hell
beat out of him."
tain" as well.
It was only last week that one of the latest
developments in this war of words took place.
President Truman dedicated the U.S. coast guard
cutter "Courier." The 5,800 ton ship, with 80
crewmen and 10 officers is equipped with a
150,000 watt transmitter wai is sam o
cast clearly for a thousand miles. State Depart
ment officials described the transmitter as being
three times as powerful as the largest instru
ment of a commercial nature in the United
This addition to the Voice of America program
This is 1952, not 1928. This is the era of the
Australian ballot, secret and printed, not oral or
written. This is the era of the right of every man
to vote as he sees fit, not as he's told to. And
1952 is election year.
This is the year of caucuses, smoke-filled
rooms, party conventions, party campaigns, pri
mary elections, and the Republican battle to re
gain its power after 20 years under a Democratic
administration. 1952 is the year of vote trading,
campaign promises, party big-wigs and little
men. 1952, despite its advantages of progressive
election procedures, might well be 1928.
Politics seems to be politics, even though 1952
is not the O'Hara intrigue era. The string-pulling
and undercover work of our nation's politicians
goes on today, as then. However exciting and ad
venturous it may seem today, the type of political
deal pulled by the Dawes' faction is keeping the
real issues and the real men hidden from the eyes
of the voters. The average man-on-the-street has
no conception of such political shenanigans.
The Daily Nebraskan believes that better men
might be found to run our government, more
scandals might be eliminated and the people
might truly run their government if a de-emphasis
of crooked politics were approached with
the same vigor given to athletic de-emphasis.
Can Opener Missing?
To the Editor:
angry neighbors threw stones at the house and
inflicted considerable damage.
The greatest damage was not to the house how
ever, it was to the pride of a nation which claims
to be the most democratic on earth. The Voice of
America pleads for friendship with the Asiatics
and then we give their fellows in America an in
sulting slap. We pride ourselves as being a land
of many races and then we resort to action that
would make the KKK more than jubilant
It is very difficult at times to realize pur mis-
Congratulations are in order for Madeline Wat
son and Delbert Merritt, Ag college freshmen who
have won trips to the National 4-H club camp at
Washington, D. C, next June. The Omaha World
Herald will take care of the expenses of the trip
for these two students who have both earned a
great deal of their education expenses through 4-H
The University figured in President Truman's
foreign aid program speech to the nation Wednes
day night Truman called Dr. Elmer Starch's work
in Turkey under Point Four a "veritable agricul
tural revolution." The work done by Dr. Starch
could undoubtedly be paralleled by the research
and governmental work being carried on by many
oilier faculty members. It's good for the University
and mighty good for all students.
Reports have it that Don "Moose" Cooper,
former Cornhusker champion pole vaulter, is en
route to Los Angeles to work under the auspices
of that city's athletic club. "Moose" will traih for
the Olympics during his west coast stay. To one
of America's three 15-foot vaulters, The Daily
Nebraskan sends its best wishes when Moose makes
his bid for the Olympics at the early summer try
outs. At the final gun of the Lincoln High-North-tmt
basketball game sounded, the Lincoln High
cheerleader! cried on each others' ' shoulders.
Across the court, pandemonium reigned in the
winning ranks of the Northeast fans. It may
sound little high schoolish to presumably dig-
Ess quam videri. (To be rather than to
Escra.) Motto of the State of North Caro-
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nifled. mature college people but a little of this
type of spirit might pay off for the Cornhusker
teams and wean sports away from the commer
cial emphasis back to healthy entertainment
Sen. J. W. Fulbright (D-Ark) spoke at Omaha
university Thursday night and informed his audi
ence that we are losing the cold war with Com
munism by trying to prepare for an all-out war.
The Daily Nebraskan would like to inquire if any
one has a detailed, plausible plan for fighting a
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ander It urtdlrtloa nhall he frea Irmrn editorial eemonblp on
the part of the Hoard, or on tlx part at any member of the
faevlty of the University, bat the ammhon of the etaff of The
Itnliy Nebnwlcaa are penumally mponelbla for what they cay ar
4a or hh to be rtctoa."
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tat the oollefe rear, fe.OO mailed. Hlnrle eopjr e. Pnbllahed
awily dnrtnc the rhool year except Saturday and Hundy,
vocation and examination period. One laeue pabllhed durlny
iho month of Ant-oat by the University af Neoraaka ander the
upmrvhiloa of tin committee on Student Publication. Kntered
a 8omnd Claa Matter at the feat Office la Unmaa. Nebraska,
tinder Art of ronrrem, Maroh S, IH7. And at special rate of
poatare provided for la Beotlon 1)0., Aet af ConrreM of October
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Amoelate Editor R""l"',,d
Mnnnrtnr Editors Hon "leper, Mne Gorton
Mow Editor Bally Adam. Hen Ry.twan. daa Hteffen.
Hal Haneloalch, Hally Mall
Mparts Bdltor MarahaM Kaahner
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Feature Editor ."-a tn B aa alter tu- f-ct nat people in
.'m lw.".'"."".".''conme ord.poi foreign countries speak foreign
fbotnrrapher Bob wiennaa languages, and that we should be
BUSINESS STAFF (learning them.
Jack bea, D. G. INNIS
I have read with much interest
the recent reports in the city press
and with particular interest that
in The Daily Nebraskan (March
5) on the leadership being taken
by the University in developing a
program of air age education. Dr.
Frank Sorenson is to be com
mended for his role in initiating
and developing such a program.
The world has come a long
way since the days when the
Wright brothers were toying
with one-cylinder engines and
skeletons of wood and gauze.
The modern airplane has
brought nations within a two
day distance of each other. As
the many races and national
ities crowd together on this
shrinking globe the problem of
peaceful inter-relations be
comes ever more acute. The day
will come, perhaps, when,
through the successful com
bined effort of the United Na
tions, there will be "one world,
indivisible." At least this is our
Certainly in furthering the un
derstanding of the world today,
the study of history, geography,
economics, sociology, aninropoi- j
ogy, political science and educa
tional systems is indispensable.
Failure, however, to emphasize
the need to learn ihe foreign lan
guages of these countries reminds
me of a man going on a tisning
trip into the back country. After
making a careful study of terrain
nd itemizine his provisions, ne
ets out upon his journey. Arnv
ing at his destination he pitches
camp and prepares lor an eve
nine snack. To his utter con
sternation he discovers ... his
can opener is still m the kitchen
shelf! That can of beans is as
secure as Fort Knox! Does it do
him any good to know how many
beans there are in the can or
just how they got in there or how
they are going to taste? Of course
not. He can't get through to them.
Is not the person who goes to a
foreien country with no knowl
edge of the language in a pre
dicament similar to that of the
fisherman who forgets his can
The key then to the success
of any foreign policy today, and
this will be even more essential
in days to come, is the knowl
edge and ability to employ the
languages the people speak in
the countries with whom one
deals. Every citizen of the
United States should adopt at
least one foreign language and
learn to use it well. Behind
the Iron Curtain people are
taught foreign languages from
the age of 10. Is it surprising
that Russia has a tremendous
pool of potential foreign agents?
In my opinion, the schools of
this country are falling down on
the job if they don't do their
utmost to implement this ob
For the above reason. I find it
difficult to understand why in the
oublicltv and public discussion
being devoted to air age educa
tions, no mention is made whatso-
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mined to increase its propaganda agencies. The out what other pe0pie really think of us as a
question that comes to mind is: How eirective can nation. According to those who nave Deen Keeping
such a program be? There can be little doubt that posted on the Soviet radio reports, many of th
the United States is sincere in its efforts to reach charges leveled against us are not completely un-
the people behind the "iron" and "bamboo" cur- true In a nation where democracy exists and
tains. strict censorship aoes not prevail, our mis tan.es
There can be doubt involved m a consideration easiiy seen and written about.
. Vn Vioct mpthods m.. ,viv r era ffcrhtinir is vprv lm
as to whether we are uum-ms - uc, wai wuu - . - o - -
to reach that goal. The "Voice" budget for the next portant. It is a war of words designed to win the
year is said to be 170 million dollars, wnn sucn minds of others. The United, btates can m aiiora w
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;anda experts evaluate the British counterpart oi an(i Europe. Into this situation the voice oi Amer
our program as being more effective. The British jca must serve a vital part. It must b a potent
nroeram is a branch of BBC ana operates on a instrument oi propaganda, wnicn ii evioenuy
reported 4 million dollar expense accounu
We can see to some extent that the larger
expense of propaganda does not necessarily re
flect Its quality. The apparent difference between
the two lies not in the mechanics of the pro
grams, but in the quality of material presented.
Those who evaluate the "Voice" and the "BBC
Voice" reported that the English broadcasts are
generally accepted as being more authentic than
the American broadcasts.
Valid as the purposes may be, there can be no
effective program if the material presented is
inferior. It would be better to leave no impression
at all than to leave a bad one. At the same time,
For me to make a simple plea for racial toler
ance and understanding would be a waste of your
time and mine, for it's done over and over again,
sometimes with disappointing results. The point to
be made therefore is that we must recognize that
if we continue to carry out these practices of hu
man injustice we will suffer the consequences as
we are now.
We speak of the Voice of America aa the
"Voice of truth." I wonder what we would think
if it did tell the "whole truth," about a nation
that is trying to win others while it makes some
of its own citizens suffer discrimination for be
ing what they are.
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