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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Monday, April 21, 1952
Hog Butcher For The World
. . . City Of Corruption
Chicago. one who saw the murderers will attempt to iden-
Second largest city in the nation, population tify them. To date, there has been no arrest
Candid Camera Pulls Gag
On Three Students In Crib
3,606,439. Center of beauty, industry, culture and
During this time when administration cor
ruption has come to a head, the Washington
scandal headlines have apparently overshadowed
the scenes of local corruption. Chicago is the
ideal scene of permanent corruption under the
administration of Mayor Cannelly and Governor
Last week this writer had the opportunity to
view corruption in its rawest form, corruption
which is being taken for granted by its citizens
as an undestroyable evil.
Driving along Chicago's famous outer drive
one will see the beginning of the legalized cor
ruption. When picked up for speeding, the cor
rect thing to do is to silently place $10 on the
car seat This Is split 50-50 by the two traf
fic policemen. It is considered an insult to offer
them less than the $10 bribe. When asked why
Chlcagoans resort to the "fix" method, they
reply that it's better than being summoned into
court and pay a higher price.
The majority of nightspots resort to paid police
protection to protect their illegal vices. Police
captains working in the protection areas live in
$50,000 homes and are surrounded by all the
luxuries of wealth.
An ex-Nebraska business man living in Chi
cago told this writer of the Chicago tax corrup-
Meanwhile, as the police continue their "do
nothingness" policy, 119 organizations such as
the Federation of Churches, Kiwanis and Lions
clubs and Association of Industry have banned
together in an attempt to rid the city once and
for all of the corrupt leaders.
Heading the committee is Guy Reed, a Uni
versity alumnus. However, the consensus is that
the committee will eventually fold for it seems
to be batting against an immovable building
which was built by the so-called Chicago "citi
zens." Chicago is just one of the many centers of
corruption. Stepping right along with the windy
city are towns, villages and hamlets throughout the
country. And in these places citizens are con
stantly condemning the national scandals, over
looking their immediate surroundings. The people
of the United States cannot expect an honest ad
ministration so long as they are responsible for
its rooting roots.
"The time to guard against corruption and
tyranny is before they have gotten hold of us.
It is better to keep the wolf out of the fold
than to trust to drawing his teeth and tallons
after he shall have entered." Jefferson.
It appears as if the wolf has been a welcomed
guest too long. S.G.
La Prensa Aftermath
Not long ago The Daily Nebraskan received a
tion. His taxes were assessed at ?JO,ouu ana ne letter from a former editor of La Prensa, the Ar
was prepared to pay it until approached by the gentine paper quieted by Peron for its vigorous
tax collector. The collector onerea
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J J . V f 4 M By PICK RALSTON
k . I T f .IV U f I Feature Editor
If' jj, I t I ELi I lr I "Is this typical Crib serv-
i If ' r- if " , , J Gene Eng'.e. sophomore in
I i M f I , As college, first registers
0 f "S V j Vn amusement and then disgust
' . J' Y SI',. iL." Haskell Fishcll, crib waiter,
S .. (4' mixes up orders and spills cof-
1 ' fet" r , . Ei iee.
V -Vli, Bob Sherman, Daily Nebras-
I - , UXTWl 1 fr y kan photographer, sitting across
' ' - ' Lf s2f At Q the aisle, catches Engel's reac-
h? iTAr i tion when the waiter briniis
, , Ef, vcj ,i him a coke instead of coffee.
rrT" FV' w" In the second picture, Engel
T? XZjx' : ! rs his coffee and then laughs
- - i th. n.vi niptnro when lie
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finds the cream is sour.
InHi'l orders another cup and
the fourth picture shows him
woniU'i'luu why the cup and
siimvr mo both filled with cof
fee. He nliows his disgust in
the nt'xt plrtiiio when he tastes
s;ilt In tbr coiroi1. Not trusting
his own ncm'.o of taste, he has
Jool M.vi.l. junior Ag student,
Tlu cliv tliMt breaks Engel's
bm-k I'l'iiwi in the form of a
coke m.t tti kot. which Engel
SitUnu with F.nficl and en
joying tlu is Jc Doppen,
to cut the
taxes to $5,000 if he would agree to pay the col
lector an extra $5,000. The business man re
fused and began a lone-man campaign to re
store legal taxation. He solicited large Chicago
business firms but was told by the companies it
was iispIpss. and to acceot the tax bribes as a
editorial expressions which were anti-government.
Now, this former editor, who enclosed his "cur
riculum vitae" giving information, is seeking a job
as a foreign correspondent. He, who has writ
ten 4437 editorials, who has been cited by UNESCO
Artist With Unlauded Skills
. . . Leonardos Vincius, Pictor
By DUARD XV. L AGING nardo himself dreamt of an Academia Vinci, and
Director, University Galleries Georgio Vassari wrote, "I have lived to see ar-
In 1503 Sultan Baibet II of Turkey received rise suddenly and free herself of knavery and
a lottor fmm a man who offered to build a bridge breastiiness."
necessary evil. He finally gave up and joined the for outstanding editorial contributions, who has;from pera tQ Istanbui on Turkeys Golden Horn. The same ideas that Leonardo used to justify
In early 1952, one man attempted to break
the political hand of the west side bosses. Within
a month this individual was dead.
On Feb. 6, Charles Gross, 56, acting Republican
committeeman of the 31st ward was murdered,
surrounded by many would-be witnesses. Not
This bridge was to be 134 feet above water, 1.14U painting he practiced in science. To a great ex
tent it was Leonardo s insistence on ooservaiion
DaDer. is unable to aid tnis journalist, vve can
salute his work and wish him well in finding a
place where his freedom in editorial
may continue. J.K.
On Your Own
. . . But Not Alone
The University's Young Women's Christian
Association is keeping in step with national YW
events by commemorating, on the campus this
week, the fifth annual celebration of the organi
zation's national week. Chosen to be the guiding
theme of all YW programs this week is "on your
cwn but not alone."
In our helter-skelter life on busy college
days, in days of corruption in government, Com
munism all over the world, high and increas
ing taxes, constant opposition for and against
increased centralization in government, in our
days characterized by a materialistic philosophy
of life In contrast to any. spiritual values, the
average college student finds it difficult to main
tain his mental and emotional equilibrium.
University students reach the campus, fresh
from high school life and, usually, the firm
foundation of home and parents. Entering the
University usually presents a challenge to young
people. It becomes their first opportunity to
stand on their own feet, to he independent. And
from college years on, the student is "on his own."
This new-found Independence is normal, ad-
What might have made front page political
news last week was mentioned at the bottom of
a news story on the back page of one of the local
newspapers. The incident was Sen. Paul Douglas's
announcement that he is in favor of Sen. Estes
Kefauver for the Democratic presidential nomina
tion. Coming from a man considered by many to
be one of the finest if not the finest of Amer
ican senators, the statement should be a real boost about correcting it
for Kefauver and his backers. Buried on the back not propose that sorority members silently watch
mirable but very often not too reassuring. Being
on one's own does not bring much security. And
to this common denominator, present in the lives
of most college students, the YWCA brings its
Through its services to University women, the
YWCA attempts to provide the feeling of help, of
service, of guidance, and, in some respects, of
refuge. The YWCA, through its many commis
sion groups, committees and projects, tries to es
tablish an awareness of all phases of life politi
cal, economic, religious, academic to University
And with this awareness, the University YW
strives to bring a feeling of "on your own, but
not alone" to its members and to the campus.
The national theme of this annual commemora
tion week is extremely appropriate for the lives
of college students. The YW is attempting the
difficult task of bringing independence plus a
feeling of security to its members. For such the
organization must be commended. R.R.
Ivy Day Cheers
Amid the tradition and glamour of Ivy Day
there are always some heartaches ones that can
not be corrected by students as a whole. One
blemish exists in the ceremony which can be
Last fall, when Chancellor R. G. Gustavson
gave his annual report to students, one circum
stance mentioned was the attitude of organized
women's houses when a member of their group
was honored on Ivy Day. Cheers could be heard
for blocks by the 40 to 60 feminine voices. Such
shrills were absent when non-members were an
nounced. When the situation is noticed by non-Uni
versity students, it is time students took some pains
The Nebraskan certainly does
received many awards in his 26 years of experi
ences, is without a jod oecause oi tnese iree ex-!eet lQng and 75 feet wide a project comparable
pressions. m gcale t0 the Golden Gate
iNdUiraiiy, ine euiMi., uuc.ii rf gan Francisco. The
man who submitted this auda
rinus engineering nlan more
expression Mnn . .
than 400 years ago was Leonardo
!da Vinci, primarily known to us
las the artist who painted the
most celebrated version of the
But now, as scientists re
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they also reveal the magni- Laging
tude of the precocious mind of the man who
preferred to be known simply as "Leonardus
Vincius, Pictor." In Leonardo's curious note
books scientists have discovered about 100 ideas
which have found industrial and technical ap
plication after his death. Among these are air
conditioning plants, turbines, tanks, airplanes,
hydraulic systems. Myriads of incisive obser
vations in the fields of anatomy, botany, physics,
physiology, mechanics, mathematics and geology
are also to be found there. And yet, dramatic
as these evidences may be, the impact of Leo
nardo's thought on our present collegiate cur
riculum is even more interesting.
In claiming a place for painting among the
liberal arts Leonardo challenged a long estab
lished scholastic practice. Paolo Giovo, Leo
nardo's biographer says; "Leonardo has added
great lustre to the art of painting. He laid down
that all proper practice of the art should be
preceded by a training in the sciences and the
liberal arts, which he regarded as indispensible
and subservient to painting." Nobody knew bet
ter than Leonardo that of all the requirements
for producing a painting manual labor was the
Painting, that is to 6ay the art of observing,
was an all-embracing science, and might be identi
fied with seeing and the source and foundation of
all inquiry into the laws of nature. By clothing
painting in the vestments of science, Leonardo
brought about the apotheosis of his art. The plan
for admission of painting to the liberal arts be-
qualified by experience that transformed the medi
eval idea of science to the disciplined method that
we know today. But by identifying painting with
science and by attacking the liberal arts for their
exclusiveness, Leonardo supported a movement
which was eventually to lead to the dethrone
ment of the humanities and installation of science
in their stead in modern education.
Leonardo, painter, as he styled himself, won f;
his battle but lost his war. But as our increasing ,
knowledge in the sciences pays more and more
tribute to Leonardo's thought, so the recent inclu
sion of painting in the liberal arts curricula of
our universities bears out the eloquent pleas that
Leonardo advanced a half a millenium ago.
But even today the medieval stigma of art
as a step child of the liberal arts is all too preva
lent. Many collegiate curricula offer art courses
as preparation for a career in the commercial
field. This is of course inevitable in a society
that holds immediate practicality high in its
heirarchy of values. Gradually the idea becomes
self-perpetuating as more and more people con
cieve of art as a sort of diversionary craft But
what a travesty this attitude toward art be
comes when compared with that of Leonardo's,
who in act and hought made art the queen
of the liberal arts, and who held the artist in
the highest esteem because his training embraced AJF Approves
all of the liberal arts. jTo the Editor,
Leonardo was born April 15 in the little town I The all University Fund board
of Vinci. This year his anniversary will be cele- tonjmend Tf. Daily Ne-
brated in many American universities ana in most . the Flood Reiief fund program.
hip! i , t:i j
of the major cities of Europe. France especially
will honor his memory, since he died at Am
boise in the arms of Francis I, who had given him
asylum from the bigotry and violence that drove
his disturbing intelligence from his native land.
Because the scope and method of Leonardo's
mind is in many ways the prototype of the mod
ern liberal arts college, the Research Council of
the University of Nebraska is sponsoring a series
Many of us are too often
prone to forget the effects of a
disaster such as the present
flood. The Daily Nebraskan has
done a magnificent job of show
ing the students at the Univer
sity the effects of the flood aa
well as showing them how they
can both directly and indirectly
aid in the flood relief work.
We heartily urge every student
at the University to help the vie-
fnmn flio favnritp tnnin nf artists and literarv men.
tv, Italian mar, rexstxi to hi regarded as fellow man whose intelligence glows
mere craftsmen and became instead the honored brighter flame as he recedes in the perspective of
humanists of the princely and papal courts. Leo- years.
of lectures, commemorating the 500th anniversary1
of his birth. In this series a scientist, an artist tims of the flood through Tho
and a humanist will pay their respects to a Daily Nebraskan Flood Relief
with a una. nil university runa
page, of course, it might go unnoticed.
The flood relief fund, sponsored by The Daily
Nebraskan, has reached $23. The response to pub
lished appeals, thus, has been slow. Donations
may pick up, however, this week when the "work
ers" return from Omaha with their pockets lined
with gold and silver. Wages of $1.57'i an hour are
enough to make any flood fund jump. At the same
time, it seems rather ironic that the students who
toted sandbags should also have to support the
financial efforts. ,
A change of occupation Is refreshing, a student
knows. Vacations are always wonderful and, In
deed, getting back to the books isn't so bad after
a few days off. But It certainly seems a shame that
the Missouri river flood came immediately follow
ing spring vacation. If It had come a few weeks
earlier or later, it would have been much more
convenient to University students. Of course, per
haps it was a lifesaver for those who couldn't
arouse themselves after five days of planned holiday.
members be honored, but it does suggest that ap
plause and courtesy be shown each student honored
Ivy Day, regardless of the pin worn. Place your
self in the shoes of a non-affiliated girl who does
not have the "sisters" to squal for her.
One coed in a reeent year was especially
upset because of the silence when she was hon
ored Ivy Day. For her the day was a torture in
stead of a pleasure, even though she was being
Althounh this is a small fault in Ivy Day pro
cedings, it is significant enough to merit correc
tion. It can bo easily changed this year. J.K.
'Don't Get Excited'
To the Editor.
dear old University of Nebraska qjJote from a recent book about
listening to and reading about po- college students and their careers,
litical intrigue, I have one com-;tne at.tivlty boys are in the lower
ment it stinks. 'income bracket of college gradu-
Thrce years ago the faculty atfs Take heart you.u pu
threw out representation from col through
leges Decau.se uiu uiuuca w.t AN OLD SALT
faction dominated. .
The Student Council has existed;. . rLan p
fcl I I IIOIII I 4 J
the last two yc'irs without a legal
rnnsUtutfon. This is the same
group that passes on the validity
r,f nther organizations' constitu
tions and inacts legislation. injto get the independent student to
other words, they have operated .vote, let me say this: Before get-
Associated Collegiat Press
Tti D.llr .hrko U uhll.be4 hi ttm (twtonta of th.
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the lrt of the Bird, or on the part of any member of the
fnrnlty of the Unlvernlty, hut the member, oi ine .tan or ine
Dally Nebraakan are personally re.pon.lhle for what they Mr or
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the mnnth of Annul by the tnlvenlty of Nehreekn ander the
.upervlolon of the committee an Mttident Publication, f.ntered
aa Heeond ( lu. Maii.v at tha rim offlea In Lincoln. Nebraska.
pointment of the general's successor can be taken &X.Ai
at face value. Although the president seems to uthori.d September 10. m.
A. .oel-te Miter Botb Raymond
Mana.ln. Kitltor. Don Pleper, Mile Oorton
Na rditmr. Hall. Adam.. Ken Ry.trom. Jan Strffen,
Hal HMMtlbaleh. Mally II .Ml
Hporte Editor , ,, ,. .Manhall Kn.hner
A..lent Hpnrtl Editor Olenn Nelunn
Feature Kdltor...,, ...luck Halntim
At Kdltor i'ale Reynold.
Hoclety Editor. Connie Gordon
Photographer , Bh Nherman
Aeporter. Leonard Z.llr.elt. Sara tephnion
Per B.Huneh, J.rk Koiera, Bill Mundell, Nadlne Morl.rty,
Bob Plnkerton, Pat 11.11. Shirley Murphy, Orrta Ur.lf,
liarlen. Podlei.k, Terry B.rne., I,nul Mrhocn, Bob
lleek.r, N.t.M. Katt. Ron Olhaon, Oerrr Fellman, F.d
Beri, Chuck Beam, Mary Jan McCuiloufh, Jerry Robert
Rn.lneee Manata J" !ohen
Aaaiatal Hualne.. Manaeer. Stan Mlvple. Arnold Mlern,
I'lrenlatlon M.na.er..., Oeor.e tVilco.
llht ew Editor
The Job Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower holds seems
to be more of a nominal, figurehead position than
it is a matter of down-to-earth, day-to-day work
or at least if the statements concerning the ap-
reallze that Gen. Alfred M. Guenther (a native
Nebraskan) has exceptional ability, he seems to
have no inclination to appoint him to fill Eisen
hower'! shoes. The reason? Well, it looks as though
Guenther doesn't have the name and publicity the
President feels he needs to make a good NATO
A politician thinks of the next election;
a statesman, of the next generation.
James Freeman Clarke.
four years at
it comes to self government.
The whole idea is: don't get ex
cited about these elections, re-
To the Editor:
To all those conscientious stu
dents who are desperately trying
illegally for the last two years
This year the Mudcnt coun
cil is headed by an individual
that places his personal Inter
ests above those of the Univer
sity as a whole. Time after time
Cobel has tried to push throu.rh
legislation favorable to the Col
lege of Engineering regardless
of how such legislation will af
fect the other colleges. The last
Student Council meeting was
opened by the president an
nouncing about Engl n e e r 1 n t
Let's face it. the Student Coun
cil is supposed to be an unbiased
group working for the welfare of
the whole University.
The letterip, "Wanted Guts,"
was the best example of trite writ
ing I have ever read. All seniors
with guts, that haven't given a
Hoot about student government
for four years, arise, throw off
your shackles and clean up the
campus your last month here.
The whole problem of student
government revolves around the
faculty. The Student Council can
enact legislation until doomsday
and the faculty senate commit
tee can say "no" and that ends
Every teacher !n the University
t-fr.fna fVint uf tirlrtntd am iirliilta nnH
KcTnuomishouid be treated as such, until)
ting all worked up over the ma
jority of University students who
are sensible enough to ignore
these campus elections, first of all,
give them something worthwhile
to vole for.
In the past few days all you
can read Is. vote for the class
officers, vote and rid yourself
of the faction.
Granted, it would be nice to rid
our campus of this so-called po
litical machine. but why mt
ignore these narrow-minded chil
dren who push their candidates
into offices that mean nothing on
this campus? Most adult-thinking
students realize that the Junior
and senior class officers are
merely a title on this campus, i
They are absolutely of no value I
ana mnir opinions biiu mucin
noth ne to the real governing
body of the university, so let the
faction have us iuo.
To all senior me.-) with "guts"
and to ail underclassmen as
well why worry who will bo
elected to these offices; all they
will do Is obtain a title end get
their picture In the paper.
Get rid of the faction; I'll help;
but let's also got rid of these
worthless offices and replace them
with positions that 'really repre
sent the student body.
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