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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Thursdoy, April 10, 1952
EDITORIAL PAGE '
Same Sfory-Once Again
, ... Campus Elections
It'i the same old itory again. Campus elections in order to hold an election. Only one man has
approaching and no interest risingexcept in the filtd for the representative for the Men's Dorm
usual circles of the All University Party and the and Cooperatives. Another applicant is needed.
Eifht junior and senior class officer positions
are open. Only 13 students had filed by Wed
nesday noon. Three offices are unopposed. Un
less at feast two seek each office, the election
for that office will not be held. Doing some
simple figuring, that would mean there will not
be a senior class president or rice president.
The secretary and treasurer will stand alone.
It is possible that some students still will file.
In fact, The Daily Nebraskan hopes there will be
much activity today in Dean Frank Hallgren's
office where filings must be made.
But this is only one side of the picture. The
new phase of the spring election is selection of
Student Council representatives from each col
lege. Here the filings Indicate more apathy to
ward student government
So far only four students, two men and two
women, have filed for Arts and Sciences college
representatives. In order to have an election at
least six must file.
Out of the entire enrollment of both the Col
lege of Dentistry and the Co!ege of Pharmacy,
only one student has filed. Two must file if the
election Is to be valid.
For the Law college seat on Student Council
one student has filed. Here again two must file
There is certainly no reason to force students
to file for positions in student government. But
It will be the students who complain about the
student government if it falls. From the indi
cations so far, there is not enough Interest
among students themselves even to merit a
Student Council. A group can be only as strong
as its leaders and members. Right now there is
not much of a choice as to who will be those
It is rather dlseouraging, of course, to file for
an office which the All University Party seeks
simply because it happens to be the only campus
group participating in mass in elections. As has
been pointed out repeatedly, the only way to
eliminate machine politics is to get an all out vote
which would be able to override one minority.
The situation now does not indicate such an elec
tion. Filings for all offices are open until 5 p.m.
this afternoon. It certainly will be nothing over
which to be proud if some elections must be
cancelled because of disinterested students.
Commenting about a campus election in which
not enough students filed for office, the Daily
Minnesotan, student newspaper at the University
of Minnesota, very appropriately wrote: It's darn
close to anarchy. So is Nebraska. J. K.
. . . UN Teaching
Truth. This propaganda scheme of the United
States is based on truth; it seizes the offensive
and tells America's story abroad. This program,
it is hoped, will gain support for the American
plan of living and working aIUi its world neigh
bors and give nations in difficulty the courage
to hold out against the pressures of Communism
and Soviet imperialism.
The United States, like the United Nations, has
turned to the established news channels to reach
It would be helpful if classrooms could simulate the P-ple The Voice , oi I America dcasts to
committee rooms of the U1C "
are Demg usea successiuuy in tening America s
This reporter took a little
time off and trotted up to
Chicago over the week-end.
If any of you read LOOK
magazine, you are probably
laminar with the standard
articles called John Lardner's
New York and John Wilkin
son's Washington. This is not
going to be Reichenbach's
Chicago or anythihf? close to
it. Lardner and Wilkinson
probably like New York and
Washington. I like them both,
myself. I do not like Chicago
Probably never will.
To me Chicago is a dirtv un
friendly city with absolutely no
personality. They drive pretty
risky there, too. I imagine more
cars get through on the amber
light in Chicago than in any other
town in the country. They are
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Just What Easier Means . . .
By the REV. AL NORDEN
Lutheran tMissourl Synod)
The message of Easter, which tells us of the
resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, is of
First, it proves beyond the shadow of a
doubt that Jesus is what He claimed to be, the
eternal Son of God, and that all of His teach
ings are true (Romans 1:4.) He had predicted
that He would rise from the dead (John 2:19.)
His resurrection placed the final stamp of truth
upon all His doctrine.
. . . University Pastors Comment
live to Justice, by whose stripes we are healed.
He died for us that, whether we watch or sleep,
we may live together with Him. He died that
He might be, to all who obey Him, the cause of
Well expressed in the Holy Scriptures is that
great change produced in us by the willing and
living sacrifice of Our Savior on the Cross: ". . .
you were at that time without Christ, being alelns
from the conversation of Israel, and stranger to
the testament, having no hope of the promise and
without God in this world. But now in , Christ
it that tt,. fi- has accented Jesus you, who some time were afar off, are made
the sacrifice of His Son for the salvation oi tne nign oy me
ue.t editorial, on the United Nation.
Editor'. Not.: Thli If the Lit f Dr. Frank Soremon'i
In teaching about the United Nations it is not
enough to learn only of the machinery. It is
equally as important to study the problems and
Issues before the delegates when they assemble in
council and committee meetings. Where else can
the teacher find problems more clearly defined
and more significant than in the halls of the
miniature council and committee rooms
United Nations, and procedures used by United
In studying the problems before the United
Nations, children can compare their conclusions
and recommendations with those of the world
diplomats. They can protest if the actions of the
senior group are not in harmony with their think
ing. Another Interesting experience for the chil
dren would be to follow United Nations leaders
as they work in committees around the world
on their special missions. In making such a
study, extensive use could be made of text
books, globes, atlases, reference materials and
News broadcasts. The statements made by these
world leaders would, of course, come in for care
Much more could be said about the United
Nations' struggle for the minds of men. This
struggle parallels in many ways that of the United
States Government, as we shall now see.
story. In addition," printed booklets, pamphlets
and posters are distributed in quantities abroad.
Even the comic book is used successfully in lands
where people have little or no education.
It is interesting to note that the spearhead of
United States propaganda is pointed directly at the
hard core of the Soviet Union. It is felt that many
people behind the Iron Curtain will resist their
present government if they receive encouragement
from outside nations. This special effort must be
having its desired effect, for the Soviet Union has
gone to great lengths to block the broadcasts.
The second area reached by American propo
ganda includes the satellite countries. In this
way millions of oppressed people are brought hope
from the free world. Perhaps in time a country
like Czechoslovakia will find a way of establishing
itself again as a free nation because of encourage
ment by the United States.
Other areas reached by the new information
nroeram of America are the nations bordering the
The United States has only recently expanded Soviet Union and its satellites. In some of these
its International. Information Program in a de
termined struggle to capture the minds of men.
This expansion was necessary in order to match
the Soviet Union's propaganda weapon used so
effectively in its struggle for world conquest. It
is- well known that Soviet propaganda portrays the
USSR as the world's greatest advocate of peace
and the great protector of defenseless peoples.
countries their people need to be told that the
United States wants their nations to be free.
It is important to know that the objective of
the American people is to tell its story to the
masses and not just to the elite. This story in
troduces the peoples in other lands to the Am
erican people, their ideals and way of life.
This informative program provides an educa-
Thelr program goes on to picture the United feature that is xrovm to be highly im
States as a warmongering, power-hungry nation portanti u is the educational exchange program,
with the Single motive of domination other nations. Hundreds of students and teachers now studv in
The Soviets are determined to turn the peoples the United States each year and observe America
of the world away from the United Mates ana 8s she is. There is no better way to sell democracy
toward the USSR.
America has accepted the challenge and in
Its determination to win the cold war, has set
Into motion what is known as the Campaign of
Farmer's Fair backers might receive criticism
from the dean of women's office soon if they don't
stop infiltrating University student ward robes
with "unladv-like" blue jean jackets. It's good ad
vertising for the annual Ag College celebration, but tomerence to oe neia at nunier uouege, iNew
It hardlv Improves the appearance of campus coeds, York City, January 27-31, sponsored by the United
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There is much more that could be done through
education. In fact, education is the essential com
panion of propaganda. It processes go deeper in
that more active participation is possible in the
formation of action.
It is unfortunate that thss American people
do not know more about the United States In
formation Program, abroad. They would be
heartened with it and give more support to
those responsible for its further development.
Those concerned with such problems as have
been presented will be interested in the UNESCO
sne might conclude.
It is interesting to note that some persons work
ing for and sponsoring certain office candidates
do more harm to their favorite candidate than
States National Commission for UNESCO. Two
thousand leaders from all parts of the United
States are expected to share in this meeting.
The conference theme, "The United Nations
Man Helping Man," suggests that delegates will be
concerned with ways in which the citizen can par
good. If the candidates could get close enough to especially by sharing in
the voters, and get to them more often, perhaps
this 'necessary evil" might be eliminated.
tt Is rather amusing to see how various state
and rational party big-wigs react to the "deci
sive' results of the Nebraska primary. General
Eisenhower has no comment, but his henchmen
call the results meaningless; some regard the
Kefauver victory as no example of a real test;
Taft-backers regard his victory as the real voice
of the people. Every political mouth-piece or
candidate Interprets primary results as some
thing, indicative of support for their party and
candidate. The capacity of men to accept failure
or victory is amaslng.
Congratulations are due Jack Solomon, Uni-
the work of the United Nations and Its specialized
agencies. Out of this conference may come a pat
tern of community action that might well guide
the efforts of Interested individuals and groups
during the years ahead.
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delegates, the president did a masterful job in
leading the conference.
Bather pertinent comment heard following the
Friday debate: "People should realize tnat uni
Editor oan luwver
Auoelate Editor y -Both Raymond
Managing Editor. .Don Pleper, Sue Gorton
Hal HaMelbalch, Sail? Mall
Sport Editor Marshall Kushner
A..h.4ant sport Editor Glenn Nelson
Feature Editor nick Ralston
a asativ nny utrius
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VeTSlty BlUUCllo CIXC Vitaiijr 4uvioi.v, ju vwca Af bailor. ...
policy but not at an hour when they don't eat Saotogr.IV.:
if they're late fof dinner.
Absence cools moderate passions but
Inflames violent ones.
Reporters ...Leonard Zajieek. Sara Stephenson,
Bob Flnkerton, Pat Ball, Peg Bartunrk, Ann Carlson, Elaine
Miller. Hhlrley Murphy, Terry Barnes, Louis Schoen, Greta
Craig, Bob Decker. Natalie Katt, Ron Gibson, Gerry Felman,
Darlene Podlesak, Chuck Beam, Mary Jane McCullogh, Jerry
Buslneas Manage . .Jack Cohen
Assistant Business Managers Btaa Slpple, Arnold Stern,
Clrentatlon Manager George Wilcox
Night New Editor Hal Huseltwlch
The natives tell
you that those
out of the
the loop are to
hold up the
you'll soon Keicnenoacn
find out what those girders are
for. You'll find out or get killed,
probably. Those girders are not
used principally to hold up the
elevateds. They are the last re
fuge available for a trapped pe
destrian to hide behind.
Every once in a while a car will
smash into one of these steel col
umns and people will say the
driver lost control of his car. I've
always had my doubts. My bet is
that in most cases where a car
runs into a girder the driver had
a nedestrian in his sights who was
just a half-step ahead and ducked
What with us Nebraskans just
having gone through a hot and
heavy political campaign, I natur
ally was interested in what Chi
cagoans thought about the Illinois
primary on Tuesday. "Taft, Ke
fauver, Eisenhower who's he?"
they answered looking puzzled.
But before I could answer they'd
start off, "But that Cavaretta's
really getting those Cubs in shape;
looks like the Sox might cop it
this year " And then I'd
People are sure baseball-crasy
there. I think some people
thought of Easter Sunday as
marking one more week 'til the
Cubs and the Sox come home.
At least that's the way they
talked in the Follies Interna
tionale. On the way home, on the train,
an older gentleman was holding
course at great lengths, extolling
the virtues of one Robert lait.
Among other things he said he'd
never forgive that bunch of iso
lationists like George Norris for
getting us into this mess. "Yes
sir," said this international citizen,
"to heck with these isolationists.
I'm going to vote for Taft!"
world and that atonement has been made for the
sins of all mankind (1 Corinthians 15:17.) Jesus
bore our sins and died for them (1 Corinthians
15:3: 1 Peter 2:24; Isaiah 53:6 and 12.) The vork
of atonement was completed when Jesus said on
Good Friday, "It is finished." By the resurrection
it is firmly established.
Third, the resurrection proves that Christ
had the power to keep the promise He had
given His disciples, "Because I live, ye shall
live also." Christ's resurrection is the guaran
tee of eternal life to every believer.
The ressurectlon of Christ, then, is the key
note of the Christian religion. This is the con
fession of all Lutherans, based firmly, we believe,
These divine blessings that are ours in the
spilled blood of Jesus Christ Our Savior are
sealed in truth by the glorious Ressurectlon of
this self-same Lord and Savior. "He is risen"
is the cornerstone of our faith, the strength ''
whereby we raise our voices in true jubilation,
singing "Alleluia!" May everyone this day live
in Christ Jesus, and in that life remain forever,
May the blessing of the Risen Savior be with
yau all, and remain with you forever. Alleluia.
By the REV. REX KNOWLES
Scott the explorer, lost in the Antarctic, wrote
on Scripture, and set forth in the historic creeds in his diary about his companion: "We are very
of Christendom. near tne ena I10W' 1 wa "uw
Throughout the centuries the promise of splendid Boll was at the end. Everlastingly
Christ rings loud and clear: "I am the Rcsurrec- cheerful, and ready to sacrifice for others. Never
tion and the Life; he that believeth in Me, though a word of blame to me for leading him into this
he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever mess. His eyes have a comfortable blue look of
liveth and believeth in Me shall never die" (John hope and his mind is peaceful in regarding him-
jj.25.) self as part of the great scheme of the Almighty.,
This to me Is Easter: to keep in the eyes the
By the RT. REV. MSGR. GEORGE J. SCHUSTER comfortable blue look or nope, in tne mma the
Newman Club assurance or an eternal purpose, ana m me
Jesus Christ died for love of us. - heart the deep belief of the final victory of
He died making peace through the Blood of goodness and God.
This is to find We eternal ana to uve unaer
the spell of immortality right now.
His Cross. He died bearing our sins in Ills Body
on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should
'Crime In America' Presents
Sordid Facts On Gangsterism
I TT tar in
By SALLY ADAMS
Crime is big business. This fact
has become aonallingly clear to
the American people as a result
of the work done by the benate
crime investigating committee,
Sen. Estes Kefauver, chairman
of that body from May, 1950 to
May, 1951, presents a comprenen
sive picture of gangsterism in his
kMt 'TVirvio in Amprira."
ICLtlil uuufti ' "
In a simple, straight-forward
manner, the senator from Tennes
see traces the pattern of criminal
activities imcovered in the recent
Al thou eh not a skilled, pro
fessional writer, Kefauver has
assembled the astounding and
sordid testimonies and facts
learned by the committee Into
a readable and interesting book.
His analysis of the situation is
a challenge to decent citizens to
take action against gangsterism.
The book is fittingly introduced
with a brief account of the birth
of the crime committee and the
scope of its activities. The bipar-
tisan committee headed by Ke
fanvpr. a Democrat, had for its
other members Herbert R. O'Con
nor (D., Md.), Lester Hunt (D.,
Wyo.), Alexander Wiley (R.,
Wis.) and Charles W. Tobey (R.,
After a year or conaucting in
vestigations throughout the.
United States the committee
reached these major conclu
sions: "1. A nationwide crime syndi
cate does exist in the united
States of America, despite tne
protestations of a strangely as
sorted company of criminals, self
serving politicians, plain blind
fools, and others who may be
honestly misguided, that there is
no such combine.
"2. Behind the local mobs which
make up the national crime syndi
cate is a shadowy, international
criminal organization known as
the Mafia, so fantastic that most
To the Editor:
Recent articles in The Daily Ne
braskan and in Presby Post have
strongly endorsed the suggestion
of building an interdenomination
al chapel on campus.
According to an article pub
lished in Preshv Post, such a
chapel would: I The fourth argument seems to
1. Remind students "that life is, be based on the belief that church
not all work, politics, people and tramps wander around simply De
2. "Be a place where we
could go for help either for
help gained from a few. mo
ments meditation alone in
church surroundings, or from
consultation with our own min
ister, priest or rabbi."
3. "Add beauty, character and
dignity to the campus."
In a previous editorial in The
Daily Nebraskan the same writer
advanced the following articles
in favor of a chapel. It would:
4. "Provide a spiritual home for
(Americans find it hard to believe
it really exists,
"3. Although dishonest politi
cians and officeholders are a small
minority compared with the hun
dreds of thousands of devoted,
honest public servants, political
corruption in the United States
seems to have sunk to a new low.
"4. While law enforcement pri
marily is a local responsibility,
and everywhere we uncovered a
monotonous picture of corrupt or
passive local officials, much of
the responsibility for what is go
ing on rests squarely upon federal
"5. Infilitration of legi t i m a t e
business by known hoodlums has
progressed to an alarming extent
in the United States."
With hese conclusions as a
basis for the remainder of the
book, Kefauver goes on to give
evidence, to support them. In spite
of the conflicting, confusing testi
mony, members of the underworld
have shown that the Mafia does
exist, headed by one Lucky Lu
ciano, with headquarters in Si
cily. Many of the mysterious
gangster murders probably could
be solved if it "were possible to
obtain further information of the'
control of organized crime by the
Public Enemy Number One
in America, according to Ke
fauver, is the Continental Press,
a monopoly furnishing racing
news by wire to the gambling
Industry. He presents evidence
showing that most criminal
bankrolls are furnished through
illegal gambling. In succeeding
chapters he traces city by city
the close connection between
The Tennessean believes that
the center of the nationwide
crime syndicate is Chicago-con
trolled by the proeges of Al Ca
pone. The mob, still
the Capone syndicate, controls
the Continental Press and main
tains a profitable policy racket
the many 'church tramps' who jits respect.
cause they do not wish to become
allied with a denomination. In
any other respect the interdenom
inational church would be the
same as any other church in town.
The group of migrant students
due to fear of denominationalism,
however, is very small, I be
lieve. The main reason for their
shifting is simply to observe a
wide variation of religious cus
toms, to hear ideas of several min
isters and simply to move around.
An interdenominational church
would be just another church in
two chapters to the crime com
mittee's investigations in New
York City. In the eight days of
public hearing there, the crime
committee took the spotlight in
the national news. For it was
during this time that William
O'Dwyer, former mayor of New
York City and current ambassa
dor to Mexico, was called to
testify. The committee proved
that city politics had been cor
rupted by Frank Costello through
influence exerted on the former
mayor. Indeed Costello was de
scribed as "the most influential
underworld leader in America."
The chairman of the crime
committee, however, was not
content merely to give evidence
of underworld activities. He
concludes his book with the
made in its final report to the
senate. These recommendations
for smashing the crime syndi
cate offer a challenge to the
American public and to its law
makers. This challenge seems to be Ke
fauver's principal purpose in
writing "Crime in America."
While it could have been written
as a personal appeal for party
support in the forthcoming presi-
dential election, the senator keeps
politics in the background except
in instances where it was directly
connected with the crime syndi
Although slow reading at times,
the book is well-worth the time
spent in digesting the material
it contains. Kefauver Is not a
professional writer and at times
his sentence phrasing and word
ing seems cumbersome to the
reader. There are passages in
which he seems to loose his trend
of thought in the maze of facts.
However, his simple style of writ
in" avoids the legal descriptions
known as and other technical terms which
would make it difficult for the
uninformed citizen to understand.
For Sen. Estes Kefauver, has,
The names of the mob's leaders as Senator Tobey states it, "In
Jacob (Greasy Thumb) Guzik
and Tony Accardo appear again
and again in investigations car
ried on in other cities.
The immensity of nationwide
crime can be realized when it is
noted that Kefauver devotes only
his heart a need of decency in
America." His book will, and
should, be read.
"Crime in America," Estes
Kefauver, Doubleday and com
pany, 333p., $3.50. v
wander from church to church or
neglect church entirely."
5. ' Mean that students with ex
ams and assignments could dress
in school clothes and walk a few
blocks to a church on Sunday
Let's look at these arguments.
I don't believe any of them are
Both arguments (one) and
(two) are weak because the func
tions of student religious houses
on campus include reminding stu
dents of spiritual values and pro
viding a place for meditation and
consultation. Duplication would
be the result. In fact, the "re
minder" that the writer speaks
of is a farcry from the religious
programs of the student houses
proach to a student that an inter'
denominational chapel can never
have. They can plan services and
programs closer to a student's re
ligious beliefs than any interde
In the matter of consultation,
the same religious workers now
on campus would be available
in such a chapel. They would only
have to divide their time between
two places. In effectiveness would
be the result.
As for the third argument,
concerning .. campus beautifica
tion, nothing can conscientiously
be said in favor of a chapel
that would not hold for a new
pharmacy building. If the chap
el would ad dignity, as the
writer suggests, how would this
dignity differ from the dignity
of religious houses just across
the street from the University?
The writer's fifth argument
has some significanceat least
in a practical sort of way. It
seems tp assume, however, that
church differs little from week
day classes and is simply some
thing to attend on Sunday with
the least possible effort. I would
like to remind the writer that
the purpose of dressing up for
church is a matter of respect
and a desire to look one's best
in God's house. When a student
can attend church In school
clothes, the student Is Inclined
to think of church as informal
and is apt to think of it as com
monplace. One of the most important ar
guments against such a chapel is
that the program would neees-
Denominational;essarily be tempered by a wide
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a potential ap- variety or denominational policies
The result would be lukewarm re
ligion. Although the fundamen
tals of religion might still exist,
the means to the fundamentals
would be lost in an attempt to
appease every religious sect on
While every attempt should be
made to acquaint members of one
denomination and religion with
the funadmentals of other denom
inations and relgions, we must
make sure that the program re
mains . interdenominational and
Undoubtedly the objectives of
such a chanel would be inter
denominational. The advantages
gained, however, would be
sma'l especially in compari
son to the threat of non-denom-inationallsm.
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