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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Tuesday, March 18, 1952
Seeking The Governorship
After Nebraska's two Republican candidates to offer In concrete suggestions,
for governor finished talking, "answering" ques- Both candidates opposed present proposals for
tions and refuting each other Monday afternoon, Universal Military training; Anderson opposed
the audience wasn't much farther ahead than any form. Crosby would favor an extension cf
when they sat down to hear the candidates, the national guard program and military training
Neither Bob Crosby nor Victor Anderson would in schools a suggestion which The Daily Nebras-
give the audience direct answers, neither would kan feels would be a good substitute for UMT.
give much concrete evidence and both beat around Although Bob Crosby was not overly con-
the bush. crete in his proposals for state government, The
Despite this, if the chairman of the meeting
were to have chosen a winner, it would have
been Bob Crosby's hand that would have been
raised at least for this round. And it was the
question and answer period that turned the
tide In Crosby's favor.
Nebraskan feels that Nebraska voters need just
a little more clarification of Yictor Anderson's
ideas than the point what Nebraska needs is a
businessman to run the governor's office. JK.
Now Is The Time
At the close of the opening 10-minute speeches, n wm be interesting to SP iust hmv Son. Htish
Vic Anderson had said something; Crosby had not. Butler back in Nebraska for awhile, will explain
Anderson outlined about five major points on how
to improve state policies, spending several min
utes on University appropriations. Crosby, on the
other hand, neglecting the University, discussed
the national budget, the communist threat, finally
reaching the state level long enough to tell the
listeners he favored a reorganization of state gov
ernment which has been lacking since 1919.
However, the audience had a good many
questions for both candidates, and Crosby well
overcame any disadvantage he had at the end
of the opening remarks. Admittedly, Crosby too,
was vague In answers, but Anderson seemed to
rely on one point that what Nebraska needs
is a man with a business background to run the
state affairs. When pinned down, he had little
some of his senatorial voting policies and answer
the Peterson-For-Senate camp's criticism.
The Nebraskan is anxious to learn why
Senator Butler opposed the Senate's bill to re
form the Bureau of Internal Revenue by placing
it under the civil service. We are eager to see
what his stand on Universal Military Is. The
senator verbally opposed it, but then voted for
a bill which included a provision for it.
It would be nice also to see why he opposes
statehood for Hawaii and Alaska.
In fact, it would be nice to see just what the
man who has been representing Nebraskans for
12 years really stands for. The Nebraskan feels
voters should know, and now is the time to find
out. The senator is here in person. J.K.
Are Students Afraid?
Eight University students, four men and four instructors of students might be jeapordized by
women, were interviewed on their opinions per- taking political stands,
sonal, public and private regarding the campaign -fa
speeches made by gubernatorial aspirants Robert But The Daily Nebraskan can conjure up no
viu&uy ana victor Anderson at the Union Mon- possible or plausible reason, whatsoever, for stu
day. A Daily Nebraskan reporter asked these dents refusing to state cubliclv their views. Manv
eight students how they felt about the platforms University students have joined groups and have
presented, what they thought of the two Repub- allowed their names and political affiliations to
lican candidates for governor of Nebraska and be published. The Nebraskan commends these
what their general opinion was regarding state groups and students; but it is a mystery why the
Each one of the students had something defi
nite to say in regard to the YWCA-sponsored
speeches. Definite political leanings and beliefs
irowever, not one of the eight students would
agree to have his name printed in connection
with his or her political statements. Only one
of the students gave a valid reason for not
wanting his name attached to the statements.
Occasionally The Daily Nebraskan encounters
eight students fear making a public statement.
Perhaps Time magazine missed the point in
their Younger Generation article when they
called us "the silent generation." The eight
University students weren't silent. They ex
pressed their views, but they were not willing
to stand up for them.
The Daily Nebraskan feels that such attitudes
contribute to the forces of apathy toward politi
cal and policy-making bodies. If each one of the
flmn tt :..:. ... ....
instances nf fannitw i.0ho 4 , umvciauy Muuenis reiused to let people
Senator Taft And NATO
Charges have been made recently that the Taft
rampaign in the New Hampshire primaries reeked
of smear-tactics and widely-circulated untruths
aimed at Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. General
Eisenhower, 3,000 miles away, not having com
mitted himself on his political intentions, with
stood the rumored attacks to gain a significant
victory with the first New England primary voters.
Along with the charges hurled at General
"Ike," has come a report that Senator Taft has
circulated a note to all Republican senators,
members of the Senate Republican political com
mittee, headed by the senator of Ohio. In the
lMe, Senator Taft pointed out that western
European nations (excluding Britain) are con
tributing less than 10 per cent of the total mili
tary expenditures of the North Atlantic Pact
He emphasized the $11 billion that has been
voted by Congress for Allied defense, and that
the United States is by far the leading contri
butor in the defense of western Euorpe, headed
by General Eisenhower.
The North Atlantic Treaty organization is on
trial run in this United States election year of
1952. General Eisenhower, as NATO head, is also
on a trial run in this election year wilh the heads
of the western European countries, with whom
he must work. And, not to be forgotten is Senator
Taft on trial this election year with the voters of
However, in this rumored maze of political
the United States.
knifing and dirty deals, everyone concerned seems
to have forgotten the most important factor in the
world today which is on trial, not with the voters,
not with European diplomats and not with the
Congress of the United States.
Since World War II ended, we have had the
United Nations, working in every possible ay,
to insure the peace of the world. And in this
election year, it becomes increasingly difficult
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower cabled his New
Hampshire backers that he was "proud, by golly,"
of what they did for him in their state primary
election. This happiness generated by General
"Ike" is one of the first messages that might .in
dicate that Eisenhower is playing a mighty shaky
political game from his lofty position in Europe.
General Ike just might plan to come home at the
psychologically right moment this spring before
his party's July nominating convention. The Ne
braskan wonders just who has the answer to the
to remember that the peace and subsequent
future of the very world in which we live
is also on trial.
Senator Taft wants "to be president; General
Eisenhower reportedly might desire the same job.
The voters of the U.S. want a competent man to
guide their country. But the world wants peace;
it wants freedom from the cruelty and hideousness
of war; the western world wants to stop the spread
of communism which would deny it freedom.
In this trial time of world peace maneuvers
and this election year, the American public and
the candidates for office must not jeopardize the
future of the world by mere condescensions to
the political plum of the moment. Eisenhower or
Taft is not the entire question. War or peace is
the question and political shenanigans must not
decide the outcome. R.R.
Utah Stresses Letters
An important thing to know how to do before
you leave home to enroll in an institution such as
this, according to the Utah Chronicle, is how to
write letters. Not just the ordinary letter that you
write your girl, but heart-rending, soul-searching
letters to your parents.
Learn the technique of self pity. Tell them
how you have to go hungry at lunch time be
cause your allowance isn't enough; but also men
tion that you don't mind because you realize how
much they are sacrificing for your education.
Always remember to remind them that the cost
of books has gone up, and you'll probably have
to buy a torn, tattered, eye blinding, used book
if there Isn't more money In the next mall.
Coloradoan 'Cracks Up'
scnooi lire often gets quite complex, contrary
I hope most of you went to
the YWCA-sponsored meet
ing of the two Republican
candidates for governor.
Doris Carlson and her com
mittee are to be congratu
lated on the fine work evi
dent in the presentation.
My own personal opinion of
the "debate" is that they should
have stopped the fight in the
sixth round and given it to
Crosby on a TKO. Lots of peo
ple will feel just the opposite.
That's the trouble with a deal
like that where neither person
really says anything you
can't tell for sure who won.
This, by the way, is oife cam
paign which yours truly can
Speaking of politics, there are
a couple of things that I would
like to mention here and now.
First, all of you who are inter
ested in backing Sen. Kefauver in
the coming campaign in .Nebraska
can help a lot by coming to the
meeting which will be held in
Parlor X, Union, tomorrow night
at 7:30. Mrs. Arthur Smith, the
Lincoln supervisor of the Kefau
ver campaign, will be the fea
tured speaker. The Young Demo
crats for Kefauver are in touch
with Kefauver headquarters in
Washington, so there will be
plenty for everybody to do.
The second thing concerned
with politics involves the' other
political group on campus. If any
club which is actively backing
some candidate for any office, in
the state or on the national level,
cares to send the reasons for their
support of that candidate to me I
will do my best to print a brief,
objective summary of these rea
sons and the names of the people
who submitted them.
Some people have expressed
the desire to be a guest columnist
in this column (at times when 1
was perfectly capable of writing
it), but this solution would be
rather impractical. So in order to
get the views of as many of the
groups as possible I have decided
to use the method of summary,
mentioned above. Send your com
ments to Bob Reichenbach at The
oiaee mis column appeared
iast Thursday, in which I came
nut in support of Kefauver. I
have had a lot of people ask ma
if I really thought that Kefau
ver would make a good presi
dent. A good many students, it
seems, have been seriously con
sidering Kefauver as a presi
dential candidate. As I said in
my last column. I think that
Kefauver is the logical candi
date. The more I find about him the
more I am convinced that he
would make a fine president. The
slate that would look mighty good
to me in November would be Sen
ator Kefauver for president and
Senator Douglas of Illinois for
vice-president. Those are two
mighty intelligent gentlemen. By
the way, the statement which was
attributed to me in yesterday's
Daily Nebraskan which said that
a certain group of students are
backing Kefauver because he is a
Old Guard Butler . . . Liberal Peterson
By KEN RYSTROM
. T.-i wrenared his master's
Hugh Butler seems to have a tradition of run- When yai . ... ,
nintf mrainst werv Nebraska governor for the thesis at tne unvclB" -
office of United States senator.
governor's office, he undoubtedly had little idea
r , j v. term envernor of the state
In 1940, at the age of 62, when most men be- ne wou.a oe -
gin to think of retirement, Butler, a wealthy fifteen years later. . . ,
Dem o c r a t i c
fwho was the
e r n o r ) by a
margin of 93,
S 1 x years
wold in t h e
to - one v 1 c
Grlswo 1 d,
the New Deal
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Courtesy Lincoln Star
foreign policy, was considered by politicians as
a victory for midwestern Isolationism.
Today, the same Butler except 12 years older
than in 1940 is campaigning against a third gov
ernor, the liberal Republican Val Peterson. Most
observers consider Peterson, a popular third-term
governor, as Butler's toughest opponent during
the twelve year period.
campal g n
In his suc
cessful b i d
for the sen
ate in 1940,
ler for the
Republic a n
for that same
But such has
been the career
of a political
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science major, school superintendent, editor and
gubernatorial secretary (for his predecessor, Gov.
Today, after six years as governor, Peterson
has set his cap for the senate hatrack. His cam
paign, thus far, lias been conducted on two points:
1. His own record and popularity as governor.
2. Butler's age and senate attendance record.
His Own Record
As to number one, Peterson likes to pomi xo
Courtesy Lincoln Journal
Campaign On Policies
But Butler doesn't seem much concerned. He the state taxes during his years as governor.
isn't campaigning particularly hard because, as he sayS) took the lowest percentage of the state's
he has said, "things look pretty good throughout income of any state in the nation during the
the state." Besides, Butler argues, he is cam- period and the lowest percentage in Neb.aska's
paigning on policies not on personalities.
And Butler's policies are pretty well known
through his record in the senate.
Traditionally he has been opposed to the poli
cies of the New Deal and the Fair Deal from
foreign policy to domestic policy. He bitterly
fought the administration's reciprocal trade agree
ments program in 1946, calling it "a gigantic hoax
on the American people" and a policy designed
"to destroy our system of tariff protection." (But
ler favored "a plain, old-fashioned tariff to pro
tect the sugar industry" in 1946 when sugar con
trol became a congressional issue.)
Although he voted for American entrance
into membership in the United Nations, he has
opposed the Marshall Plan and the Truman
proposal of aid to Turkey and Greece. (He
called the latter a return to the basic philosophy
of the New Deal "the way to meet any prob
lem is to spend government money.")
He also opposed extension of price control, the
first United Nations relief and rehabilitation ap
propriation (UNRRA), extension of the trade
agreements act, first price control administration
bill, loan to Great Britain, repeal of the neutrality
act and lend lease.
Foreign Trip Reports
He has promised, If elected, he will try to
see "that the principles of Nebraska's efficient
government be applied on a tatlonal level" and
will "fight to instill Nebraska's Ideals of law
enforcement and decency in government on the
federal level." Undoubtedly the "law enforce
ment" refers to Peterson's crackdown on state
gambling and his reorganization of the state
liquor commission and the board of welfare.
Speaking on campaign point number two,
Peterson has frequently called Butler a "part
time," "do-nothing" Senator. He has released fig
ures which show that his opponent "missed ex
actly half of the critical spending votes in the
first session of the present 82nd congress." He
has also attacked Butler for his failure to exert
any influence or leadership in the fight against
corruption in federal government.
Peterson has invited Butler to tour the state
with him to debate election issues. When But
ler's campaign manager declared that the sena
tor felt that he should remain in Washington.
Peterson criticized him for his lack of interest
in the voters. (Butler recently publicly asked
Peterson to make up his mind whether he
wanted him in Washington or in Nebraska.)
Wa has cnnqistpntlv orjDosed statehood for
Alaska and Hawaii. (He once suggested making Pick-Sloan, ROTC
Hawaii a county of California.) As chairman of Peterson is an advocate of the Pick-Sloan plan,
the senate committee on public lands in the 1947- serving as chairman of the Missouri River States
49 Republican Congress, Butler made a trip to commission and testifying in congress against
Alaska, Hawaii and the Virgin Islands. His sub- Missouri Valley Authority. He is opposed to fed-
sequent report suggested a few administration eral grants-in-aid for education. He has declared
policy changes, but it fell far short of raising the that some form of national welfare or social in
trospective statesman," should jfuror created by a report on his 1943 trip through surance is inevitable and has recommended that
have read "progressive states
man." There is a world of dif
ference. In Tom Rische's column today
you will find that he says that
none of the "big wheels" of the
Democratic party are in favor of
Kefauver. In the same column he
says that there should be a
change in parties in power be
cause there are too many bar
nacles which will tend to cling to
the administration if another
Democrat is elected.
To me, these two statements
are very much related. It is a
big point in Kefauver's favor
that the Democratic "machine"
is not backing Kefauver. The
kind of a rank and file, grass
roots campaign that is being
conducted for Kefauver is much
more in the American tradition
than any machine politicking.
It stands to reason that if the
Truman machine is against Kefau
ver that Truman's aides, or "bar
nacles" as Tom calls them, will
certainly find themselves out in
the cold if Kefauver becomes
As for the little barnacles that
will not be cleaned; I'm sure that
Tom knows that people in politics
to what outsiders think. At the University of ,have a way of knowing, all along
Loioraao a ireshman admitted robbing a cab driver,
stealing the cab, being chased by policeman, crash
ing the cab into a curb, getting shot in the leg, and
finally being arrested.
Detectives said the freshman "cracked up"
under his studies.
JIvl (bedh TMhjcuJiarL
Associated Collegiat Pre iS
the line from top to bottom, who
backed one man and who backed
the other. I doubt that there
would be very few barnacles that
would escape the keel-hauling
that is sure to result if a Trumnn
oposed candidate is elected.
Remember, "GET THE BES
TES', VOTE FOR ESTES!"
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YW Battle for Ballots commis
sion, Ellen Smith dining room 4
p.m. Syvia Krasne, leader.
YW Current World Problems
group, 4 p.m., Ellen Smith south
east room, leader, Nancy Dark.
"First Glace" meeting in Build
ers' office, 5 p.m.
YW Comparative Religions
chief executive. McKinney urged Truman to file i,0 provided for m section no.i. Act of comm. of October
.... , ., 8, 1817, authorized September 10, 1922.
in th Wmir TTamnshire nrimaries where the rmTmiAi oTrir
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Hal Hatselhaleh, Sally Hull
Sports Editor Marshall Kushner
Assistant Hpnrt Editor.... Glenn Nelson
Feature Editor.- Kathy Radaknr
An Editor Dal. Reynolds
Society Editor Connie Oordon
Thntoirrapher , ,. . .Boh Sherman
Reporters Dick Ralston, Sara Stephenson,
I-enimrd BnJIepk, Hhlrley Murphy. Jan Hnrrlynn, Rob Pinker
ton, Darlene Podlesak, Peg Bartlinek. Ann Carlson, Klalnn
Miller, itjnes Anderson, Lnnls Schoen, fireta (rain, I'at
Nellls, Mary Jane Met irllcuirh, Bob Decker, Natalie Katt,
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. sharp ear to suggestions from the President from
now on, and follow the old adage that children
"should be seen and not heard."
With the Dolltical primary race heading
Into the home stretch, one cannot help but
launched The New York World:
"Performance is better than promise."
Assistant Business Manager! Stan SlPPle. Arnold Stern,
rirrula'lnn Manager George Wilcox
Might Jevs Editor Ken Kymom
YW Jobs and Futures group,
Ellen Smith dining room, 5 p.m.,
Mary Ann Pasek, leader.
Baptist's annual waffle supper,
5:30 p.m., First Baptist church.
Union board member, commis
sion chairmen, pool workers, meet
at 7 p.m.. Union. 313.
Medical Career discussion, Lbve
Library auditorium, 7 p.m.
Governor Val Peterson speaks,
Union ballroom. 7:30 p.m.
Senator Hugh Butler speaks,
Lincoln hotel, 7:30 p.m.
Latin America. At that time he submitted a re
port to the senate and published a condensed ver
sion in the Reader's Digest, criticizing the Ameri
can policy of aid to Latin American countries. He
the Republicans work to check an "untrammeled
and ever-growing bureaucracy" instead of oppos
ing social reform.
He is opposed to universal military training
declared the aid was "naively conceived and badly and would substitute for it expanded national
coordinated boon-doggling," on which "at least guard and reserve units, as well as ROTC In all
$6 billion had been wasted." A senatorial con- colleges ard many high schools, with training
troversy arose and several of his colleagues ques- controlled oy civilian school authorities,
tioned his facts and figures. bn the national level Peterson would reduce
In 1947 Butler, with Sen. Harry F. Byrd federal spending through reductions in extrava-
(Dem., Virginia), introduced a resolution to re- gance in military spending.
form the congressional method of budgeting ap
propriations by establishing one "omnibus" ap
propriations bill or a "legislative budget." The
bill was intended to "unscramble the mess of
government corporations and put spending by
such organizations on basic principles of business."
EC A Praise ,
He has been lavish in his praise of leadership
given Europe by the United States. After ten days
in Europe and Africa last summer as a reserve
officer, he reported that European Cooperation
administration (EC A) was successfully getting
countries to their feet, that Europeans were
heartened by American troop commitments and
Last March he (and the late Sen. Kenneth that much of the success of the opetlor has
For Or Against UMT?
Wherry) voted for an amendment that would have
stripped universal military service from the draft
manpower bill. When the bill itself came up for a
vote (the amendment having been defeated), But
ler (and Wherry) voted for it. It provided for
been due to the respect Europeans have held for
Last October Peterson was elected president of
the Council of State Governors and was appointed
a member of the Civil Defense Advisory Council
18-venr-nlrf draft universal militarv sprviro onrf b? the President.
training. Butler, however, maintains he is op- . "on's policies provide a sharp contrast
posed to UMT. " 086 h RePUDl,can opponent, Butler. The
voter snouia nave no atrncuity distinguishing
between the platforms of the two men.
At present, Butler is the ranking Republican
member of the committee on interior and insular
Thft nnlv nrnhlom ) txrhlnh ...111 4UA
affairs, third ranking Republican of Senate finance voterg of 1952? vv
committee ana cnairman or tne Kepublican com
mittee on committees.
When Butler and his policies face Peterson
and his policies April 1, many of the same is
sues that plagued the 1946 Republican voter
will be at stake. Butler Is the same conserva
tive; his votlnr record still follows the sa ne
ferent. Will the voter?
ferento. Will the voter?
April 1 will tell.
Congratulations should go to the Red Cross
college unit for its latest organizational and pro
motion efforts for University blood donor recruit
ment. The Daily Nebraskan hopes that the new might be a good idea to include Stalin's sidekick,
recruitment delegates will be able to make students Georgi Malenkov, for no one seems to know now
more aware of the need of their donations on that adays, Just which one is running the Communist
Congratulations to Bob Sand, University track
star, who romped through 17 hours first semester
and ended up with an 8.35 average. Sand seemi to
be one athlete that won't take the de-emphasis
problem evils personally.
Will all the recent escapes from countries be
hind the Iron Curtain, it is unfortunate someona
can not kidnap Uncle Joe and bring him along. It
rocky peninsula called Korea.
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