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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Wednesday, May 14, 1952
" Barbed Wire
Tree Catalogue' Draws Student,
Texas Christian Poll Reveals
New Meat To Chew
. . . End In Sight?
It took a foreign student's speech to make for a least having the chance to speak our minds,
soma University students think quite seriously at
the convocation Tuesday morning. You could have We have gone on record now as opposing riots,
heard a pin drop as George Phillips of Trinidad Maybe that will stifle some of the adverse public
told tha assembly students that if his people had opinion and end the letters and phone calls. It is
carried on actions such as the recent riots, they not concrete by any means, but af least the
would be called cannibals.
Tha students applauded this speaker, and the
applause served notice that at least the majority
of University students understand that riots,
raids and such impulsive spurts of spring; fever
must not be a recurrinr characteristic no matter
how great be the urre to "cut loose."
resolutions give the public a new taste on which
As the Chancellor said in all sincerity he
looks at the student body seeing; capable and
conscientious students. We had a riot. .Yes,
and we recognize a mistake. Now it is time to
channel our thoughts to some of the favorable
actions we, as students carry on. J.K.
It. was ft wise speech which Chancellor R. G.
Gustavson presented to the students. He didn't
scold them as many had expected. He merely
emphasized how the riots had been interpreted in
the public, eye and how such instances increase
A sort of race is run each school year that
manv students do not know about. No tickets are
public doubts about the advisability of deferment sold for this race and no stop watches are used.
In one sense the convocation was a "high school
Ish way of attempting to make students of Univ
ersity age recognize a mistake. But what other
method could have been used? It is impossible
t ignore public sentiment at such a pitch, especial
ly when that very public supports the institution.
That public sentiment has been sparked by ex
The success of the general meeting following
the talks is doubtful. Too many students went
away feel that something had been "put over
a them." This Is unfortunate, but we should
realize that It is difficult to handle an assembly
such AS this with 2,500 students present This
opportunity for demonstrating truly democratic
procedure did not work especially well, but at
least two resolutions were passed. One con
demned riots; the other promised action to pre
vent forth riots.
The officials do not wear black and white striped
shirts and there's no rope at the finish line.
This sort of race is run for the students. If
the race isn't won the students complain loudly.
This race isn't exactly one with a burst of speed
near the finish. It takes more driving in the
middle of the race and then waiting for the
This race is run with copy pencils, paper,
cameras and pictures, layouts and drawings. It's
planned for with typewriters and schedules. Some
of the runners are paid for their efforts and some
are not. And their race concerns every student
in the University.
The race was won this year and the results
were announced Monday starting at 1 p.m.
The Cornhusker staff has made another record
of another college year and are distributing the
One o'clock Monday was the result of a
staff's year-long work to please the student body.
Regardless of individual feelings on the results The yearbook is out on time ready for the stu
of tha meeting, we should give credit somewhere dents. R. R.
Opposition To The Favorites
... 6 Knowles And Dell
The Nov. 4 national election even long after mit to UN membership all nations who express the
the primaries are over is picking up quite a bit willingness to accept the responsibility of mem
of interest and competition, at least in regard to bership," and would promote "... economic
the Nebraska candidates. A committee has been development, human rights, self-government for
formed to run opopsition candidates to Sen. Hugh dependent people."
Butler, Dwight Griswold, William Ritchie and
Butler and Griswold are Repulican-endorsed
candidates for Nebraska's two Senate seats. The
other two are the Democrat party candidates. And
now, two more names might face Nebraska voters
on the Nov. 4 ballots.
Rex Knowles, University student pastor, and
Dwight Dell, Beatrice farmer, are the "favorite
sons' of this three-month old committee. At
present, they are not active as candidates for
the Senatorial positions.
The only way that the names of either man
can appear on the ballot now that the primaries
are over and both major parties have endorsed
their man is for a petition carrying 1,000 signa
tures and the candidate's name to be filed with
Nebraska's Secretary of State 40 days pior to the
Nov. 4 election.
Such petitions are now being circulated
throughout the state. However, both Dell and
Knowles have stipulated that they will not be
eme active candidates for the Senate posts un
less 5,000 signatures are gathered on their res
pective petitions. Both men obviously are in- .
sistmg on quite a vote of confidence before
having their names entered on the ballot.
The committee backing these men is called the
Committee To Elect Dell and Knowles to the Sen
ate, according to Don Moore, assistant professor in
the University's department of physics. At the
beginning this week, they issued a call to Univ
ersity to help accomplish two things circulate peti
tions and raise money. With th ecall to students,
from the Committee, went a two-page platform
which the candidates, if they become such, will
The platform is listed under eight points and
includes part of Senator Butler's voting record and
a tew facts about Griswold.
This new "party," composed of Republicans,
Democrats and non-party voters, is in absolute
opposition to Universal Military Training (or
conscription of any kind!, favors civil rights
legislation and statehood for Alaska and Hawaii.
The Committee behind Knowles and Dell pro
poses "to strengthen the peace-making function
of the UN." In order to do this, they propose to
put an end to the US. Russian arms race, would
"avoid -the exerting of pressure on other nations
to accept the United States position," would "ad-
To "foster a program of mutual foreign aid
through the United Nations" the committee sug
gests that a mutual aid program of 3 billion dol
lars through the UN would do more good than
the proposed 7 billion dollar foreign aid bill and
would save the taxpayers four billion dollars.
In order to solve the Missouri basin flood
problem, the Knowles-Bell party suggests a "bi
partisan approach." The committee considers "the
problems centering around flood control, rural
electrification, and soil conservation as important
to our future as any international problem."
The committee is in favor of "steps to eliminate
inefficiency, waste and corruption from the gov
ernment." by "a check on indiscriminate spending,
on personnel overlapping, on the disposition of
military surplus . . . along with the enactment of
much of the Hoover report on reorganization."
For a "realistic tax reduction program," is
proposed a platform based on "faith rather than
fear, on real mutual aid, on UN negotiation" to
save 20 billion dollars of money now spent for
arming the world and "for excessive armaments
here at home."
You may like Senator Butler, Griswold, Ritchie
or Long. And you may disagree with the plat
forms advocated by the Knowles-Dell supporters.
However, our state now has opposition to the an
nounced Senatorial candidates in the form of two
men who want 5,000 signatures and who have
spoken out for what they believe.
Nebraska voters including those University
students of voting age should examine this new
"party" and its platform. On Nov. 4, it very
well might have been worth the time and ef
The silkworms in England are getting extra
rations of Mulberry leaves to increase silk pro
duction for Queen Elizabeth's coronation gown.
Perhaps a local parallel could be drawn in that
graduating seniors are getting one extra com
mencement ticket this year so that three people
per graduate can witness the final honors of four
years hard work.
With all the flurry of spring registration, it has
become apparent, in some instances, that the col
lege catalogs are not the last word on group re
quirements, hours needed for majors and minors
A note received in the editor's office last
week mentioned a statistical error printed recently
in The Daily Nebraskan. One University alum
noted that the linden tree on campus near the
administration building was planted by the class
of 1905 instead of the class of 1902.
He writes that the tree was planted by
Prof. Laurence Fossler, who was chairman of
the German department and sponsor of the
class of 1905. He adds a little more history to
the tree by adding it was dedicated to the Ger
man poet Schiller since 1905 was the 100th an
niversary of the poet's death. The alum writes
that the poet's poems and plays were "still go
ing strong" at the University in 1905. .
What a memory this alum has and what loy
alty to his alma mater to take time to write trie
school newspaper. Conscientious alums such as
he are appreciated. J.K.
J Jul (Daily Tl&LhaAkcuv
Associated Collegiate Press
The Dolly Sttrulua la nshttshed mm the srsSiojts mt the
University of Nebraska M expression of students' news and opin
ions only. According to Artld U mt the By -Law. (warning
Indent publication and administered by the Board of PaMlca
tlsm, "It I. the declared policy mt tint Board that publlnetv.as.
sneer it. juniunrtion .Mil mm iron tmen editorial censorship
ine part or tan noara, or on tan part mt any
Yesterday a p p roximately
J.oUO University students
heard their Chancellor speak
to them on their merits and
demerits as college students,
He did not speak in hast or
without deep thought or con
cern. He did a more or less
confidential conference with
his students and tried to aid
them in finding their own
solution to their problem. He
spoke as a man who knows
his students from inside the
fence and not as one who gets
a distorted picture from cress
The convocation could have
been a great success. The students
were there, the faculty and ad
ministration were there, and the
problem was presented. It is a
who did not
utilize the op
p o r t u n ity to
the situation so
time ran out
and it was al
most too late to ?
do anything. As
it stands, two
re s o 1 u t i ons
were passed. Let's all try to keep
them. We are going to look a lot
sillier and less responsible it we
break these resolutions. Rioting is
a maladjusted andor juvenile
method of expressing boredom.
Tuesday, I sat in a room peck
ing away at my typewriter and
listening to a friend dial the
number of the girl's dorm five
times. Each successive time she
dialed the number, she got a
little madder and her face got
a little redder. The first three
times she rang, the phone was
answered and nothing hap
pened. The last two times the
phone was not even answered.
Finally, in desperation, she
gathered her fury and stalked
across the street to deliver her
message in person.
This is not an isolated case. It
happens every day whether the
person behind the switchboard is
iust learning " or a veteran oi tne
cause. The Student Council has!
A poll by Texas Christian unl- AJew fiesf Seller?
vciauy iu leant ju&i. wnjr oiuucma
select a particular school drew
this reply from one freshman:
"They sent me a free catalogue."
Too bad about him, free cata
logues won't be a great asset to a
Delaware U. laments an old tra
dition it just
made up, the
has been un
successful in creating a
pus attitude. Its
using the "Hel
lo Walk." a
L'dLCU IU II lit I
ournose. would jnangoia
cheerily greet each other in pass
ing, but results have been disap
pointing. Either it was snow or
ivy obstructions that caused the
friendly students to take the "Drop
Dead Walk" instead.
Colorado U is preparing a mu
sical show based on some silly
old campus fable about a pair of
stone lions that roar when female
students pass by. Not knowing the
whole story, we wish they would
explain this carefully to us: does
this mean when every female stu
dent passes by, or just the ed ma
One K-State Collegian staff
member said she's heard about a
new book depicting romantic life
among the Indians. It will be out
soon and is interestingly, educa
tionally, and stnmgely enough
entitled, "Lust of the Mohicans."
A dietitian at Michigan State
College has placed this sign at the
end of the chow line in one of the
halls "Silverware and glasses are
not medicine; therefore do not
take them after meals." Wit, that's
what these authorities have, wit.
Balloons And Bust
The science building at Houston
University last week was, accord
ing to the Cougar, shaken by a
"terrific explosion" in the chem
Nobody was hurt or damaged, it
said.-but all were (and I quota)
"helpless with laughter." As the
chief of the chemistry intelligence
department soared in the gradu
ate students pointed to a red-faced
fellow standing in the corner.
Humphrey, the college freshman,
was blowing up a balloon out of
a rubber tube. It burst. That's all.
Music, Music, Music
Colleges next year will be of
fering plenty of business to name!
bands, according to Variety maga
zine. A survey of bank bookers
showed that many colleges have
increased their budgets and are in
the market for such top outfits as
Ray Anthony, Elliot Lawrence and
the Six Fat Dutchmen. Variety
believes that the new enthusiasm
for name bands is due to the
younger age of the arerage stu
dents, as compared to the average
students' age four or five years
ago. Former GI's weren't so in
terested in social life.
Vofes For A Hoax
At Oregon State College a fel
low named Dick Hastings, candi
date for student body president,
turned out to be a fictitious stu
dents primped up for this year's
president who didn't like the idea
that there was only one candidate
running this spring. ;
Hastings polled 113 votes, and
not until after the election did the
conspirators confess that he was
This Modern Age
They used to say college was a
thirsting mind on one side of a
desk, and an educated ' mind on
the other. But these days, reports
the K-State Collegian, it seems
to consfst of a student union on
one side, a stadium on the other,
and a large amount of social ac
tivity in between. Any transfers
And so, as our grades gradually
sink in the west (the Ad build
ing, that is) we take our leave of
this beautiful land of deadlines
and mad typists, to return soon
with more news to keep you in
formed of the world in general.
All-Ag Picnic To Feature
Races, Softball And Sing
As students will get one last I Unas Tullis will lead the group in
fling Wednesday before digging a community shir
in 10 siuay ior iinais wiui m
This will be an Ag fun day, with
races and a softball game. The
games will start at 4 p.m., and
the picnic lunch will be served at
6 p.m. After the lunch, Mrs. Al-
This will climax a year of
Ag Union activities, which have
been centered around serving
Ag students. A lot of hard work
and effort by students, and some
faculty members, has resulted
in a very good year for the Ag
Next year we will be looking
forward to more Ag Union events,
innlnH i n o Vi r
investigated to no avail; the Stu
dent Council has suggested and
also to no avau. Auinoruies. syi "p0t Luck With
that added leiepnone lines o wit : tne profs- din
dorm would mean an increase in ncrS) h Q u r
room bills. If this is so, and we dances, dancing
mignt as weii xaKe n ior giima., iesSons, and the
then perhaps a competent iun
time switchboard operator could
be added to the staff.
To the Editor:
The action being taken by the
University officials in response to
the riot is, in my opinion, just
as notorious as the riot itself. It is
against many democratic princi
ples which the University should
In the first place, the Univer
sity is violating the rights of
the individual as entailed in the
Constitution. According to the
University, a man, if in any
way implicated, is guilty with
little chance of proving inno
cence. He is ont confronted with
the evidence against him. He
does not even know what the
I have asked many of the men
who were called in by the Uni
versity what the charges against
them were. In not one case did
they know. In many cases, they
had substantial evidence to show
that they did not trespass, break
or enter, soil, destroy, or steal
private property during the riots.
This reminds me of the Cardinal
Mindzenty, Robert Vogler and
William Oatis type of justice that
the communists dole out. At least
they had the semblence of a hear
ing a pretense at justice.
In the second place, the only
ones who are really punished of
the "accused ones" are the ones
in activities and who hold
scholarships. This seems to be
the punishing of the diligent
and the acquiting of the lazy.
The riot is not to be condoned.
It was not according to the best
American principles. But the way
the University is punishing the
rioters, or for that matter, any
male students who might have
had his name turned in, is cer
tainly not what is expected of an
American educational institution.
many other ac
sponsor such as
hand i- craft
irr vl ch rre? n v. A
a variety of .vf
games lor the
And not leaving out the re
freshment part out of it, we will
also be looking forward to the
many coffee hours in the Dell.
In general, the past year has
been a good one for Ag college.
Practically all of the events held
on Ag campus the past two semes
ter have been a 'luge success.
These included the Farmer's For
mal, Coil-Agri-Fun, Easter Pro
gram, Ag Sno-Ball, Block and
Bridle Show and Farmers Fair.
Wednesday rdrmers r air is always a climax
Kappa Alpha Mu, 7:30 p.m.,;1" "e many Ag events, it is tne
Parlor B. Union. i one event at which Ag students
Builder's Meeting, 5 p.m.. Par- work and spend the most time.
lor C, Union.
amount of time and work spent.
If Farmers Fair were a part
of an overall University func
tion such as College Days, and
if the right efforts were made
in the line of publicity and if
activities were directed to the
interests of high school students,
it would be much more of a
Vcishea at Iowa State with its
over 100,000 high school students
and visitors has proved what this
sort of thing can do in the .line
of public relations.
With this kind of a setup, a
midway, dance and rodeo would
be great attractions, but open
houses would be one of its
However, open houses serve no
real purpose at the present.
It will take a lot of work and
planning to make a fair successful
as used to be held years ago, but
if it is directed in the right way,
Ag college could make it work.
Coed Counselors, 4 p.m
Corn Cob Smoker, 7:30 p.m.,
Parlor YX, Union.
Student Council, 4 p.m. Room
Cosmo Club Meeting, 7:30 p.m..
Room 316, Union
nowever. n is not Quite as re
warding as it should be for the
The Rocky Mountain Col
legiate announces that English,
the language, is a funny thing.
Tell your girl friend, it savs.
Ag Union activities committee; tnat time stands till when you
nimi. anl fnnA Hiv. i n.m at lok into her eyes and she will
uuic .you. nut jusi iry telling
her that her face would stop a
clock. Sounds like that old busi
ness of making friends or in
Ag picnic grounds.
Cosmos Club dance, 7:30 p.m.,
Room 316, Union.
NUCWA Dinner, 6 p.m., Parlor
Koemet Klub Smoker, 7:30 p.m..
Parlor X, Union.
Alpha Phi Omega, 7:30 p.m..
Room 316, Union.
Theta Sigma Phi, meeting, 5
p.m., Ellen Smith.
ROTC parade, 6 p.m.. practice
field west of the Coliseum.
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At the 19th national convention of the YWCA,
college and university students have denounced
what they call "gag rule" on college campuses.
lUav to the convening students, includes college
rewdred loyalty oaths for faculty members and
ereeninir of speakers who might be expected to
sir unpopular opinions. These YW people must
bo mighty happy with out University with
speakers from Dr. Martin Niemoeller to the
Korr Schlesinger debate on foreign policy.
However, on the loyalty oath issue, the YW
might take issue with the University.
That hath often cured the wound which
reason failed to heal. Seneca.
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