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Thursday, September 18, 1952
Back At Work
. Our Campus Legislators are back at work again, be abandoned. No one is trying to force anything
Wednesday the Student Council met to open the down the throats of We student body and if the
1952 season and decided that as far as the Council
was concerned, the University will migrate to
Lawrence, Kan. It was further decided that the
Junior and Senior Class Officers will again have
the help of a Junior-Senior Class Council.
The Legislators indicated that they would,
re-approve the Class Council arrangements for
another year. Last year, it will be remembered,
the system was begun on the suggestion of re
tiring Senior Class President Aaron Schmidt '
with the provision that this year's Student
Council would review the utility of the plan and
pass on it again. The review was rather pointed
with a great many Council members wondering
what good the Class Councils served last year.
It was brought out, however, that most of the
work done by last year's Class Councils was of
the planning variety. The fruit of that work
will not show up until this year when the Junior
and Senior Classes begin selling class announce
ments. Apparently the Council was convinced of the
utility of the CJass Council plan because only four
. members voted against it. As it stands now, the
Council has approved the existence of the Class
Councils for one more year the same arrange
ment we had last year. This is a wise move be
cause there are very serious doubts concerning the
Interest students have in their government. Last
year the Senior Class Council had only four mem
bers Instead of the required six because not
enough seniors were interested. If the same sit
uation occurs this year, both the Student Council
and the Class Officers feel that the system should
system isn't wanted, it should be thrown out.
The same method of choosing the Class
Council members was suggested and approved.
This method Involves the application at Dean
Frank Halgren's office and an Interview before
the Council's campus improvement committee.
The president of the senior class will sit in on
the Interviews and help the committee choose
the six seniors and six Juniors that will make up
the councils. It was mentioned In the Council
meeting that this method would not produce a
representative membership from the classes, but
the discussion proved that this system would
remove the selection from the political battle
ground and put the juniors -and seniors with the
best ideas for making strong classes on the councils.
The Daily Nebraskan firmly believes in the
Class Council system and is glad to see it con
tinued. But the only way the system can be
successfully continued ig with backing by the stu
dent body. The Nebraskan would like to see
great number of students apply. Only six from
each class can be apopinted but the suggestions of
the others will be considered and everyone is. in
vited to Class Officer-Council meetings.
Obviously, the thought behind this whole
thing Is a strong class system. For as long as
this year's seniors can remember, there has not
been anything binding any of the classes to
gether. Perhaps, this can be changed. Cer
tainly, It is beneficial to have a feeling of unity
and The Nebraskan hopes that enough Juniors
and seniors feel the same way when the time
comes to do the applying.
Well, N Club?
Thousands of enthusiastic Cornhusker sup
porters are awaiting the first grid game of the sea
' son. Nebraska sports pages have discussed the
Cornhuskers for weeks for the avid fans. Society
pages have contained numerous pre-game gath
erings for people outstate who will be journeying
to Lincoln to view the Huskers battle against the
The grid fever has swept throughout the
state and settled right in our midst at the Uni
versity. The fever has permanently been caught
by the Corn Cobs and Tassels who have been
planning card sections and rallies. The cheer
leading squad, University band and 320 pepsters
have been rehearsing for their first stadium ap-.
Beginning Friday, the campus will be ablaze
with the scarlet and cream colors sported by the
57 Corn Cobs, 59 Tassels and 320 Pepsters. How
ever, an organization totaling 75 select members
will only have a small percentage of its member
ship wearing Husker colors this weekend. This
organization originated the grid fever N Club.
There is no part of the N Club charter re
quiring its members to wear their sweaters at a
designated time. The Dally Nebraskan would
like to recommend that these outstanding Uni
versity athletes who have earned letters In their
respective sports at the University add their
colors to the flaming group of 437.
The University is proud of its fellow students
who have merited numerals. So N Club, why not
sport the scarlet and cream each football weekend?
S. G.
I . w mi
Doting Possum ...
Dcnr Editor:
The Daily NebrasKan luesaay
took one of the most asinine edi-m-inl
stnnds that a college news-
nauer can make. There does not
Pfm to be a slnele excuse whnt-
sover for the editorial, "Possum
Politics," written by D. P.
In the article, you win rc-can,
D. P. (perhaps a Doting possum
himself 1 railed for a University
political organization to support
the presidential candidacy of one.
TWr. h Possum. ACiuany. in
course. D. P. (Dang Pussyfooter)
Lniv Hprlarfd that "there is no
'reason why other campuses should
be more progressive (progressive,
he calls it) than ours on this im
portant matter (I quite agree it
is important),"
I object to no one s camnj
for political support for candi
dates. D. P. (Darned Politician
that he Is), however, eclipses
his right of free political speech
when he Identifies the Daily Ne
braskan's editorial policy and
columns with a particular can
didate. Ho riops this not only by pub
lishing this ballyhoo but also by
declaring, "Therefore, we ask that
anyone interested write a letter
to the paper (the Daily Nebras
kan, I take it)."
The identification or your news
"I say, Dean, isn't there something that can be done about this 'B-average-in-the-major
field' requirement?"
tote means either that your policy
is controlled by a political faction
or that your staff consists of a
group of juveniles which is un
willing to weigh facts and issues
in the coming election and which
is so prejudiced that it makes its
editorial columns a laughing stock
by publishing political ma larky.
My purpose, however, is not
to criticize the editorial policy
of your newspaper which Is
actually your business but
rather to call the attention of
the student body to his Uni
versity to the need for political
organizations for the other
major candidates for the presi
dency, as well as for the gover
norship of the state.
As D. P. declared, "Leaders will
be needed; rallies will have- to be
planned. Help is needed right
away to aid this worthy cause."
So long as the University press
remains free from politic
poison (or rather so long as the
University press fails to poison
the minds of the student body
with its propaganda), it makes
little difference whether a stu
dent participates in the activities
of one party or another, or even
whether he supports only a single
candidate or an entire slate.
The important thing is Univer-
paper witn one 01 me "nuiui . . actiye t j
for the presidency at this early
Notes On Half-Notes
George Shearing Boohed
For Omaha In October
Danny Fogel
Mud-Slinging Demos
It must be a timeless adage that newspaper On the editorial page, as is quite proper, each
editors are susceptible to every type of publicity editorial was a direct slam at the Republican nom
. ever dreamed up by the press agent hucksters, inee for president Gen. Eisenhower. Another
Every national council for the advancement of cartoon pictured the general surrounded by "Taft
anything-you-care-to-mention keeps the U.S. mails Isolationism, Party Disunity, McCarthyism and Too
flooded with their favorite themes and most of the Much Advice." A cartoon on page three showed
fortunate recipients are newspaper people.
In this election .year, the postmen have an
especially heavy load of campaign literature. All
kinds of political parties and some not so political
keep their typewriters busy turning out reams of
The Daily Nebraskan offices fare just as well
as other newspapers in receiving their share of the
campaign literature. Most interesting from a
paradoxical standpoint is a certain four-page pub
lication, presumably a mouthpiece of the Demo
cratic party. ,
The staff of The Nebraskan is, in the ma
jority, Republican, although many of us will not
be allowed to vote in this year's election. How
ever, we do have our political convictions and
consequently might read a Democrat publicity
sheet with very little objectivity.
In whatever light the publication was read, to
this writer one extremely amusing and perhaps
rather disconcerting fact glared out from its pages.
A large cartoon dominated the front page por
traying the "split" in the, Republican party. Sev
eral headlines carried the letters GOP. Nearly all
stories carried some attack on the Republican
Just as an example, the biggest headline in the
paper was "Gen. Ike Sets New Record For Cam
paign Confusion." Another large headline on page country must accept the job of thinking and vot
one said "Midwest Farmers Puzzled By Eisenhower Ing on revelant subjects. The campaign Iitera
Talk, GOP Record." A back-page headline read ture should not sway us. Or else should be
"Nixon Says He's Party's Hatchet Man." written on a higher plane. R. R.
figures of Jenner and McCarthy presumably pois
oning the stream of the GOP campaign.
In the maze of national politics, we have
come to expect a certain amount of mud-slinglng
to be present in any campaign. Even on our own
campus, the campaign of rush weeks brings
forth its quota of mud-slinging. The Daily Ne
braskan would like to point out also, that the
Republican party does not bear a pure and shin
ing banner in this campaign.
The Nebraskan is quite aware that this editorial
might be branded by Democrats as just as mud
slinging as the Demo publication referred to. How
ever, It seems wise at this time to mention that in
our world today with the U.S. in the forefront of
world leadership, no campaign can be based on
"We're good because the other side is bad."
This Democrat publication based almost its en
tire issue on the fallacies of the Republican cam
paign. Keeping to the issues seems to be rather
important in these days of constant debates on:
foreign policy, international trade, aid overseas,
cold wars and Communism.
The candidates of each party should let the
people vote on the issues not on their animosity
for the other party. The national organizations
cannot be held responsible. Each citizen of this
In the music column this year, I am going to
attempt to bring you brief sketches of some of
the recording artists currently popular on this
campus. I'll also tell how they got started in
the music business; and, if possible, a little on
that certain quality which is keeping them on the
top. At the same time, I'll try to avoid selecting
a single side and spending 200 words telling you
what I like or dislike about it. However, the
column will still feature in part those recordings
that I . believe are all time greats, records that
have a definite place in the collector's library.
The form in which the column is set up today
will be the pattern for forthcoming issues.
To head the list of artists and kick off the
first of the series, I could think of none better
than George Shearing. His
muslo dates back some 12
years to an English movie lot
where George served as direc
tor of a studio orchestra. It
was there the late Fats Wal
ler realized the keen sense of
rhythm and the great arrang
ing ability in Shearing, and
predicted a promising future
for him in American Jazz. Al
though he realized that Shearing Togtl
.was blind, Waller encouraged him to take his
prodigious talents to the U.S. Shearing waited
until 1918 to come here explaining, "I just wasn't
ready for it then." The first several months
were quite discouraging. His best job was as a
Sixty dollar a week relief pianist in a New York
jazz spot. But he decided to stay on and hope
for the best. Meanwhile, he listened to the most
advanced piano music being played in New York.
As a result, such greats as Earl Hines and Art
Tatum were very Influential in the type of mu
slo we hear from Shearing today.
In 1949 he formed a trio. Not satisfied with
the musical results, he soon disbanded it. After
much experimentation with various Instrumental
combinations, he decided upon a quintet, con
sisting of a piano, a bass, vibraphone, guitar and
drums. Then tame the usual cafe dates and one
nighters. The quintet made a few records for
MGM one of which was "September in the
Rain" that record began Shearing's first real
popularity. People began talking about the won
derful Shearing aggregation. Just about that
time Shearing released "Roses of Ficardy" and
that is all it took. The Shearing band-wagon
grew and the music enthusiasts wanted more
of the Shearing style. Then in 1950 he Joined
force with Billy Eckstein for a cross-country
tour that has now developed into an annual
event. A dozen or so recordings, along with
radio, TV and movies bring us to the present.
The chief elements of the great Shearing style
are his play on progressive chordal arangements, a
refreshing beat, and cream-smooth harmony among
the members of the organization. Because of these
factors, I like to call his type of music parlor jazz,
in contrast to the loud individualistic stylings of
such men as Eddie vCondon and Louis Armstrong.
Critics refer to thtljshearing quintet as the finest
instrumental combination in jazz. George never
lets a performance go by without a few gags and
puns. One of his favorites is to refer to the
tune, "Jumping with Symphony Sid" as the Ameri
can musicians national anthem and calls it "Gy
rating with " Concert Harry". Shearing remains
among the few whose records are purchased not
for the tune, but for the artist. Don't miss the
third annual Shearing-Eckstein tour which will
play in Omaha Oct. S. '
As I mentioned earlier, here are a few of the
current discs heard around campus that for want
of commercial appeal will never make the Hit j
Parade, but nevertheless deserve top billing in
anyone's collection.
"Willow Weep for Me" . , . (Cab Calloway)
. . . fine alto work.
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" . . . (Charlie Ven
tura) , . . catch the trumpet break.
"Early Autumn" ... (Jo Stafford) . . . beauti
ful tune with wonderful vocal rendition.
(The above records can be heard on Program
Service.) ,
Watch for something big in November.
pratical politics.
Let the citizens of a nation
become interested and con
cerned In the politics of their
government and one need never
fear the corruption or dictator
ship of that government.
Unless some partisan paper
should warp the minds of the citi
zenry. ,
Yours for poltics for every one,
For NU
(Editor'! Notn Tk following editorial
U reprinted from fht Kansu But Collattaa
t Manhattan, Kan. II ii titrtmulr ftrti.
atnt, especially la Nebraska.)
Homecoming is always a special
time of year. The parade, decor
ated houses, pep rally, and Home
coming ball to honor the queen
create an atmosphere of school
spirit and loyalty that convinces
everyone that the Wildcats can
can beat old Mizzou (or whoever
that year's opponent is).
Homecoming 1952 will be Octo
ber 4, two weeks away. To
achieve those decorated fraternity
and sorority houses, many actives
will work many pledges many
hours. Study time will be lost,
sleep will be missed, and disposi
tions will be ruined.
The results last two nights
(unless they collapse before
then). When it's all over tho
Manhattan police have a head
ache from directing the traffic,
and six houses have trophies.
The others have loads of useless
crepe paper and chicken wire.
The decorated houses are fun
to look at, whether they are funny
or pretty. We wonder, though, If
the net result is worth the effort.
Have the houses ever considered
putting the same amount of money
into some fun such as the polio
Such a move would publicize
K-State, proving again that Kan
sans have big hearts and a sym
pathetic sense of values.
Instead of putting all that
work Into decorated houses, the
sororities and fraternities could
enter floats In the Homecoming
parade. Floats are less expen
sive and take less hours to pre
pare. This way, they would b
taking their arlstie expressiona
of school spirit to the public
instead of making the publie
dent its finders coming to them.
Think it over.
Margin Notes
Poor Ol' Missouri
Pity on the poor ol' Missouri. Not only does it
flood and wreak millions, of dollars of damage on religioug organizations on campus have chosen
Friday has been designated as All-University
Church Night. Certainly a night such as this de
serves the complete support of the school. The
the countryside and be cursed for the act,. but it
has garbage dumped into its muddy streams. Gov.
Val Peterson has stepped into Omaha's garbage
disposal problem and has requested an Army En
gineer investigation of the contamination of the
When and If ever the Big Mo' was Just a little
stream, it probably never foresaw such question
able publicity ahead.
thi3 night to welcome the student body back and
many activities have been scheduled.
It looks like a good time to meet new friends
and get re-acquainted with the old ones.
Two On The Aisle
Daily Nebraskan Editor
Ray Bolgar is biiled as the guy
"where the fun's flowing and the
gals are glowin' " in a musical
comedy "Where's Charley?" play
ing this week at the Varsity the
atre which is just about the ex
tent of its filmland attributes.
"Where's Charley?" was a
successful Broadway play but
just doesn't have the same ap
peal to at least this writer.
Bolger and Allyn McLerie sing
and dance their awy through
pretty little settings and ridicu
lous scenes without too much
More than faintly reminiscent
of "Charley's Aunt" which left
U. S. movieland scenes quite some
time ago, the plot is slapstick
which can be good on occasion
but just isn't.
Bolger s constant lapsing into
appropriate song and dance gets a
little tiresome before Charley's
aunt arrives and smiles smugly to
Down On The Farm
Agronomy Department Shorn Big
Change In Buildings, Personnel
Your companions are your mirror, and "e hJ nwphew impersonating
i ' iher. The hoofers facial expres-
show you yourself. Anonymous,
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start making plans. If you are 21-year-old, you do Associate Editor Don puP.r
hnira -tK) ,,, t , . ... Managing Kditors Sue Gorton. Km Rysirom
nave something you want to get done before that News Kdiiort Saiiy Hail, iiai iiawibaich,
An,, i.;i,. 4U um K1M on, oara Stephenson. Pat Ball
Any WOrdS proclaiming the Kports Editor Glenn Nelson
Charles Klasek
Pat PMk
Aa Editor rumrk Rni
Society Kdllor Jan Steffea
New Course Needed
The Wednesday evening news columns carried
a story of Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas
meeting with Gov. Adlai Stevenson in Springfield,
111. Tho news said "Fulbright avoided giving a
direct answer to the purpose of his visit."
Since It seems to be the fashion in this cam
paign season, perhaps politicians would welcome
an extension course in "How to Side-Stetp the
' Press." The typical coyness of the modern poli
tician might have to surrender to such outright
honesty. But it might add help.
Let's Register
October 25 really isn't so far away and if you
want to get anything done by theri, you had better
sions and impressions can't be im
proved upon which is the salva
tion of "Whyere's Charley?"
Love conquers all and the en
tertainment is light in Holly
wood's latest musical fabrication.
Rtexm mm
UAKirihCtUt! MrtMCVOkl 1
date register to vote.
importance of the NoVember election would be "'i?f0!?..!ld"or
useless Decause xnat importance has been em
phasized many times. However, The Nebraskan
would like to urge every eligible person, students
an faculty members, to register so that they can
take part la the festivities Nov. 4.
Murines! Manager Arnold Stern
Am'I Business Manager! Stan Sipple, Pete Bcrgstea
. . Do" Oeerholt
Circulation Manager Ed Berg
Mfht News Cdltor Bal Ilasselbklch
Classes and activities at the Ag
campus are off with a bang for
the students.
A number of changes are
completed or being completed
on the campus. Many instruc
tors are returning from a leave
of absence or Joining the staff
for the first time. The agronomy
department is the one which has
the biggest change. They have
a new department chairman,
Elvln Frolik who replaces Dr.
Keim many new Instructors
and a new departmental build
ing. Probably the biggest talk of the
campus is the increasing of the
Ag Exec Board representatives.
The number has been increased
to 18 members (both voting and
non-voting). Each club or organ
ization is entitled to one repre
sentative. Many of the clubs are
selecting their repreesntatives
during the next week.
Students, especially the fresh
men, are busy attending the
number of parties and picnics
which are being held during the
next week. Many organizations
are starting their 1952-53 mem
bership drives with a party.
Two conferences or special days
are on tap for the Ag campus for
the coming week. The animal hus
Chuck Beam
bandry department and the Live- agronomy department has
stock Breeders and Feeders Asso-j charge of the day.
ciation are planning a "Rooters Ag Union activities will begin
Day" for September 26. The1 topic with a get acquainted hour with
will be the current swine research the faculty on Sunday night. Each
program. week 50 new students will be in
September 26 will also be the vited to get together with mem-
"Hybrid Seed Corn Producers bers of the faculty in the Ag Un-
Day" on the campus. The ion lounge.
The Daily Nebraskan strenouslv
objects to having its news columns
serve as a bulletin board of cam
pus events. Despite our desire to
aid worthy organizations and vari
ous groups in any way possible.
our nfews judgment prevents fill
ing news columns with , meetlne-
vomiting; indefinite tmiN3 Of
schedules. i