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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Tuesday, April 11952
This Man, Kefauver
When a man decides to be president of the ing woman remained at the reception at the Kappa
United States, it is no easy task that is, if he Sigma house until her husband arrived. More than
undertakes the job of convincing the people he one comment was heard during the two days
Is the man for the office. This editor was more about the gracious manner andwinning personal-
than convinced of this fact after trailing along ity of this wife of the junior Senator from Ten-
Witn the Kefauver-for-President caravan Monday nessee,
as It stopped at Beatrice, Fairbury, Crete and Lin
coln; and she didn't make five speeches along the
way, or shake hands with hundreds, or sign dozens
of autographs or answer scores of questions, or try
to -keep on a schedule.
The experience was unforgettable. Sen. Estes
Kefauver, accompanied by Mrs. Kefauver, never
showed the fatigue and weariness which he cer
tainly must possess after days of intensive campaigning-
which never seems to let up. This was
demonstarted to the many who would ask Mrs.
Kefauver if she weren't tired of so much cam
paigning. She would simply answer: "Oh no,
we enjoy It
The Senator, who seems to win voters when
ever he stops with his friendly handshake, gave
live speeches Monday-each different.
A Doane college Kefauver-for-President dele
gation gave the troupe the most enthusiastlo re
ception. Highlighting the welcome was appear
ance of a racoon which one student had found
In a nearby town. It was chained to a post near
the building where the Senator spoke. The little
animal was the live version of the various types
of coonskln caps which caravan participants wore
And what did Mrs. Kefauver do all this time?
She talked with the same persons Senator Kef
auver met, signed autographs and patiently list
ened to each speech her husband made. Sunday
afternoon, when Senator Kefauver was delayed
In Omaha by a television broadcast, this charm-
More than 30 University students formed part
of the caravan which left early Monday morn
ing and returned in the afternoon.
It was a good experience for all. They rounded
up additional people to hear the Senator speak
at each stop, passed out campaign literature and
encouraged Nebraskans to vote for this Demo
The reluctance of the Senator to be domin
ated complete by his heavy speaking schedule,
was demonstrated whenever he was surrounded by
a crowd and his campaigners tried to hurry him
on. The Senator would always take time to meet
each person who wanted to shake his hand. This
trait will probably be responsible for thousands of
votes before the primaries are ended.
It is easy to see, after watching Senator Kef
auver's down-to-earth campaign and after meet
ing him, why he won so overwhelmingly the New
Hampshire primary following a similar campaign
there. His personality is outstanding and he does
not hedge when questioned about controversial
This Senator, who is not working under graces
of the Democratic party machine, is doing an out
standing job on his own. His ideas and his per
sonality would fit well into the White House.
One thing is certain. If this man from Ten
nessee is the next chief executive of the United
States, he will more than have earned the honor
an honor which he undoubtedly will serve
with all the integrity and sincereness which has
been characteristic of his actions so far. J. K.
Lost And Found?
Members of the Search Week committee closed
their annual religious week with an evaluation
session last week. The results appear quite optim
istic. The results also are based on attendance at
Search Week meetings, convocations and on a gen
eral awareness of the program.
It is good to feel that a program such as this
has been a success. It is also commendable to hold
evaluation meetings at the conclusion of any pro- Search Week does not bring Rcligion-in-Life. The
ject or program. Although the impact of any relig- students disagreeing with the methods of Search
ious activity on the lives of its recipients is hard Week are all in favor of religious activity and
to measure, every evaluation program should in- programs on the campus. They are in favor of con
Sunday and Monday this
reporter had an opportunity
that he wouldn't have missed
for anything in the world. He
saw a real grass roots candi
date in action. It is difficult,
almost impossible, to describe
the reaction of the voters m
the hinterlands around Lin
coln to Sen. Estes Kefauver.
Not since Wendell Wilkie has
there appeared on the political
scene a man with such tremend
ous popular appeal. Senator Ke
fauver has the knack of meeting
people and making them his
friends. He is not the type of man
who absent - mmdedly shakes
hands with a person and quickly
moves on to the next one. In
stead, he spends a few moments
with each person, looKing mm
straight in the eye and exchang
ing small talk.
This ability to meet people
personally is undoubttdly one
of the Senator's greatest assets
and he took full advantage of it.
Even though he was trying to
keep a schedule that would kill
off a healthy work horse, he
was always on his toes, answer
ing the many questions honestly,
sincerely and to the point with
no political tight-rope walking.
t each stop the people in
charge of the arrangements were
tearing their hair out trying to
pull the Senator away from the
gathering. You get the feeling
that -above all else, he likes
Deonle. Talking to Senator Ke
fauver is like talking to one of
the men in the neighborhood. He'll
talk about anything from football
to politics and he is well-aquaint-ed
with almost everything he dis
cusses. Until you get to discuss
ing something with him you have
the feeling that here is a great
big guy who seems like one hell
of a good Joe. He is that. But he
is more . . . much more.
After you have talked to him
for onlv a few seconds vou can't
As a result of all this, an opinion exists that ;htlp but realize that you are faced
wnn a man 01 great mieiieci, a
man who has certain definite
Little Man On Campus 1 ... By Bibler
Another objection to the Search Week pro
gram is that most of the speakers didn't give
their audiences any message or opinion concern
ing individual convictions of college students. It
has been said that abstract (non-understandable
ones) and far-away subjects took the address
topics of most of the speakers.
"It must have been one of your students with a sense of
humor, th. note says, "Prof. Snarf, your window is broken."
Val Says Thanks
To the Editor:
Your editorial of March 31 en
titled "from Governor to Senator"
has just been called to my atten
tion and I want you to know that
I sincerely appreciate the stand
you have takajj on my candidacy
for the United States Senate.
The support I have received on
the University campus has been
big boost to me on election day.
Again, a milion thanks for your
magnificent and I feel it will be a
assistance. I am most grateful.
f VAL PETERSON.
As a political science major, i
have occasion in my studies to
become alarmed about the apathy
of the American voter to politics.
There is an increasing tendency
to "let well enough alone" with
regard to national as well as local
I feel that through the efforts
of the Daily Nebraskan, some
thing has been done to alluviate
this feeling. My thanks to you for
taking active and interesting
stands on political questions and
Jim Bam hard t
Book Notes ""
'Eisenhower Gunther's New Novel,
'Should Delight General's Boosters1
elude a realistic look at the ultimate value and ef
fect of, in this case, Search Week.
It has come to this writer's attention that a
great many students found a great lack in
Search Week. The program was undoubtedly
designed to reach as many students as possible,
to attract student interest through nationally
known speakers and sincerely to help students
find religious faith and conviction through a
However, most of the students expressing their
views on the successor to Religion-in-Life week,
couldn't find any individual, beneficial message
In the host of meetings, speeches, convocations, in
terviews and conferences. It is difficult, of course,
to have a strongly supported religious program high taces and government expenditures.
in a coiiege, usually Known as tne citadel or President Ti oinan said he was happy that his
radicalism. children are equipped with the "time-honored
One thought brought forth from a student dis- right to complain about taxes."
satisfied with Search Week results is that the "If the people couldn't blow off steam that way
speakers, despite their national reputations, are they might explode," he said and "half the fun of
way over the heads and thousands of miles away being a citizen in this country comes from com-
from their collegiate audiences. This student felt plaining about the way we run our government."
that speakers from Lincoln churches and relig- This brought the following remark from Sen-
lous organizations would add greatly to bene- ator Butler:
ficial effects of Search Week. ' "I am afraid the President has lost touch with
tinuing Search Week but with an added emphasis
on bringing programs to a student level, making
the programs of individual benefit and actually
bringing religious direction to the lives of Uni
Search Week hits the nail right on the head
since most students during their four or more
years in college are certainly searching for some
thing. Besides the change in title, Search Week
might try to reach the personal and individual
lives of University students with religion. R. R.
Last fall t?x payers learned the President is
more or less amused by their complaints about
The student, who could find no answer in
Seach Week, emphasized that Lincoln has many
very fine and worthwhile religious leaders and
the average man since be got his last raise and
his big tax-free expense allowance."
And to that, the American tax-payers now try-
that their appearance during Search Week could ing to scrape up a little extra cash following their
bring the religious program closer home to stu- federal taxation, might "add a disgusted "Amen!"
1 dents. S. G.
The Total's Growing
The "get out and vote" command may be wear
ing a little thin during these days of political heat,
but so are the voters-especially here at the Uni
versity. Facts have It that there are 1,561 coeds en
rolled 'at the University this semester. Of this
total, ALL were elgible to vote in the March 18
. coed election. It may be expected that a few
will pass up the election polls with the "leave it
to the other voter" attitude but The Daily Ne
braskan doesn't consider the 676 who did not
vote at "just a few."
A little more than half of the potential coed
voters, 885, were responsible for electing the WAA,
Coed Counselor and AWS officers and board mem
bers. That's not a voting record of which to be
people to fulfill their obligations. It appears as if
Nebraska coeds are evidently following in the the 676 non-voters are well on their way towards
footsteps of the nation's voters. Of the 90 million destroying the privilege of voting. S. G.
potential voters, approximately half make it to the , '
Maybe we could blame the bad weather for
election-shying or maybe sororities were not posing
heavy enough fines on the non-voters or maybe
the answer is that University students are joining
the ever-increasing political apathy number which
is reflected on the national scene.
The coed election may seem small In com
parison with the national .scale, but within a few
short years the 676 coeds who passed up the
polls last week may be added to the nation's
sorry total of non-voters.
The coeds who "passed the buck" on to the
voters are probably complaining the -loudest if
they were not satisfied with the outcome of the
election. They would also be the first to protest
if they were to lose their rights to vote.
The stability of a democracy lies within the
opinions and who will look you
in the eye and with no equivo
cation tell you of his opinions.
And you can't help but be im
pressed, almost stunned, with the
tremendous sincerity with which
Senator Kefauver states his be
liefs. All morning we neard com
ments such as these from the
people who had just met the
Senator: "There's a real straight
thinker." "He sounds like he
really means what he says."
"He's a big man." If he can pick
his cabinet like he picked his
wife, I'm all for him." "He's the
man for the White House in
Senator Kefauver is no silver
tongued orator whose "oratory"
consists of the tried and true po
litical phrases which even the
ward leaders use in cajoling the
party workers to greater efforts.
In the past week many Nebras
kans have had the chance to hear
one of the best of the traditional
old-school political orators in Sen.
It will be interesting to see
which impresses the voters of
Nebraska more... the glittering,
bombastic, thespian-like gener
alities of Senator Kerr. or the sim
nly stated, sincere, heartfelt be-
tiofe nf Qonatnr ofamrAr T Vin7ft
nnough faith in the intelligence ft
t the Nebraska voter to believe f
that they will pecept the word
of a man who honestly believes
what he says and that Senator
Kefauver will be victorious in to
Mrs. Kefauver the mother of
four youngsters, an amateur oil
painter, a home decorator and
one of the "ten best dressed
women in America," would be
a far cry from Bess Truman or
Martha Taft as America's First
Lady! She is, without a doubt,
the best First Lady timber this
country has seen in a coon's
GET OUT AND VOTE! Regard
less of whom you are backing it
is Imperative that each and every
one of you vote.
"Eisenhower," John Gunther's
new book about the man and the
symbol, will delight the General's
boosters. It is a frank and objec
tive study of the austere Kansan
upon whose shoulders rests the
security of Europe and perhaps
the security of the world.
Although part of this analy
sis appeared in serial form in
a popular magazine, Gunther
points out in the preface that
he has added five times more
information and up - to - date
facts about Ike in this novel.
The most recent addition, he
states, is the chapter about Ike's
mav b the next nresident of the fective campaign will be impor
- T T A1- L a 1
iaiu. However, uie recent weiiu
of write-in votes in primaries sug
gests that Ike will not have to do
too much "soap-boxing" to gain
United States. He lines the opin
ions of the Anti-Ikes up against
the opinions of. the Pro-Ikes and
lets the reader draw his own
In a chapter or two, Gunther
i gives an arbitrary viewpoint on
what he saw at SHAPE, the Su
preme Headquarters, Allied Pow
ers in Europe. The congenial, in
ternational atmosphere, according
to the author, is part of Elsen-
this account of
E i s e nhower's
his present po
sition, and his
you feel rather
well - acquaint
ed with Ike.
out all the stops
and says any
thing a,nd Worrall
everything about the man
On The Air
870 ON TOUR DIAL
3:15 "Trip To The Stars"
3:30 "Round Up Time"
3:45 "Shake Hands with
4:00 "Guest Star"
4:15 "Final Sports Edition"
YW Battle for Ballots commis-
hower's plan for harmony among slon' P Sth. dm' room, 4
r . " T TV IaqHAH Gr.in IfiiMilA
the member nations. A closer look
at this outpost near Paris reveals I YW Current World Problems,
efficiency, cooperation and su- Ellen Smith southeast room; lead
preme effort toward peace. er, Nancy Dark, 4 p.m.
YW Comparative Religions, El-
Along the way. Gunther tells l1.!63! r00m! leader-
inlprestinT Mrl. It.'. vuun, o p.m.
sonal life his courtship and
marriage with Mamie Dowd; his
more or less unknown position,
in earlier days, as a Washington
ghost writer; his basic qualities
of humility and the civilian
touch; and, the greatest lesson
he has gained from his military
career his ability to get along
with and to be friends to every
one. And. adds Gunther. whnca "in
side " stories have almost
immortality themselves, no one re
alizes more than General Eisen
hower himself how difficult a
struggle he will have, as a mili
tary man, in the race for th
presidency. Whether or not Ike
returns in time to set up an ef-
YW Jobs and Future, Ellen
Smith dining room; leader, Mary
Ann Pasek, 5 p.m.
Corn Cob meeting; workers and
actives be there for Student Coun
cil nominations, Union, 5 p.m.
Basic AF ROTC command
squadron, Cadet lounge. Military
and Naval Science building, 7:30
Beta Delta rally, 7:30 P.m.. Un
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Margin Notes - flaty- malcul
A most unusual i extension division course
has been announced by the University: a 5,250
mile bus trip through Western United States as
three hour course, geography 164. The trip
maketv for quite an expensive three hours: $32.50
tuition fe, flfl for transportation, lodging, etc.,
and a $60 meal estimate. However, the benefits
of such an academic tour will undoubtedly far
outweigh the costs. This geography courts is an
outstanding example of progressive, practical ed
ucation. The Students-for-Kefauver organization on the
campus appears to be the most active of the stu
dent political movements. A concentrated publicity
eampalgn, which has Included flooding the campus
with Kefauver literature, has at least been quite
effective to the extent that students are definitely
aware of Senator Kefauver and a few of his plat
forms. Time and energy well spent by the Ke
fauver backers is something of which all Univer
sity students might be proud
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