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Tuesday, September 23, 1952
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
How About This?
Last spring the University YWCA and YMCA
sponsored a mock primary election on the cam
pus which proved of great interest to the Univer
sity, to Lincoln residents, and to many persons
throughout the state.
" Despite the fact that, in the presidential con
test, University students found preference for Ei
senhower, the main good point of the primary
seemed to be that University students were in
terested in the election, did take time to Vote
and did spark some interest in the University in
the minds of the non-college world.
... It has been suggested by various persons and
agencies since the primary experiment last
spring that the University should repeat the
performance and attempt to conduct a "mock
. . election" a few days before the Nov. 4 elec
The main suggestion seems , to indicate that a
University ballot should carry the candidates for
the offices of president, vice president, long and
short-term Senators from Nebraska and gover
nor of the state. These would undoubtedly be the
office-seekers with whom University students
would be most familiar.
A great deal of political activity occurred on
our campus last spring. Several candidates for
office appeared at the Union and at other places
to give "non-political" speeches, which, of course,
were designed to gain votes. Rallies, meetings of
Young Democrats and Young Republicans, cara
vans, Instruction groups and a series of informa
tive articles in The Nebraskan gave all indica
tions that students are vitally interested in na
tional and state politics.
The Daily Nebraskan is in complete agree
ment with the ideas put forth about a campus
election. The assets of such a project are in
valuable to the University. In the first place,
a mock election would cause students of voting
age or notto think about the candidates and
the issues. Secondly, such an undertaking would
convince many of the doubters that students are
quite aware of what is going on outside their col
legiate world. And, thirdly, such an election, if
properly conducted, might result in extremely
favorable publicity for the University.
The Daily Nebraskan staff cannot take time
from putting out the paper to conduct -such an
election. However, all cooperation possible would
be afforded by The Nebraskan and staff in en
couraging students to vote in the election, in
publicizing the placement of ballot boxes and in
publishing' the returns of the election as soon
Perhaps the campus Y groups could sponsor
the election this fall. Perhaps the Student Coun
cil in their regulatory capacity could take charge.
The Ndbraskan sincerely believes that a mock
election is one project that definitely should be
carried on by University students this fall.
The problems involved in an election im
mediately become apparent such as obtaining
supervisors for the polling places, printing of
ballots, deciding what form of identification
would be necessary for voting, what hours the
polls would be open, who would count the bal
lots and so forth.
However, The Nebraskan, if some organization
could sponsor the primary, would lend its time and
efforts to the solving of these problems and to do
whatever work possible that would be connected
with the election.
It seems like an extremely worthwhile un
dertaking for University students. The Ne
braskan sincerely hopes that some organization
is able to conduct another "mock election." R.R
Before we begin this peri
lous flight into the depths of
libel and defamation I'd like
to mention that this column
was originally supposed to
have gone under the title of
"What Am I Doing Here."
Since Editor Raymond was com
pletely stumped for the answer,
she thought it best that we label
this libel so as its readers (both
of them) would know that they
do not necessarily constitute or
represent the opinions of the edi
tor or staff of the Daily Comedy
So be it . . .
'Return To Paradise' Tells Stories,
Facts About South Pacific Isles
Polio And Tradition
A polio epidemic has hit our state this year in a few days and. then need a lot of individual
In proportions which no one expected. Families attention.
throughout the state are left without loved ones
because this unknown killer has struck. There
seems to be nothing that anyone can do about
stopping it Nevertheless, help can be given to
those who have financial difficulties due to the
disease. To aid in this, the National Foundation
for Infantile Paralysis was founded.
Unfortunately, this foundation cannot handle
all the trouble which arises because of the dis
ease. And to help this worthy organization there
have been drives on several college campuses,
notably our Big Seven neighbor, the University
of Kansas. At KU, the sororities and some of
the fraternities have decided to put the money
they usually spend on Homecoming house decor
ations into the polio fund.
The Daily Nebraskan feels, after a great deal
of thought on the subject, that it would not be
wise to give up the tradition that Homecoming
decorations involve. However, the paper does be
lieve that the polio situation is very critical and
that the University should be giving some definite
help. Officials of the All University Fund were
contacted to see if that organization contribute?!
any money to this operation.
AUF had contacted the National Foundation
for Infantile Paralysis to see if funds could be
solicited for them on this campus along with the
, regular AUF drive. However, the Foundation
did not want any other drives besides their an
nual March of Dimes. This leaves the campus
without any direct contribution to the polio sit
uation. Therefore, The Nebraskan considered- starting
a campaign to have houses give up a meal and
give that money to this worthy campaign. But
the AUF drive starts in two weeks and it was
thought that this would be too much charity pushed
onto the students at once.
Then it was suggested that students might be
able to assist the local hospitals by reading, run
ning errands, writing letters for or bringing food
and water to patients afflicted with this disease.
All through the summer, state hospitals were is
suing calls for nurses to help. Miss Thora Paf
terson, director of nurses at Lincoln General Hos
pital, was contacted and she was very enthusiastic
about the idea. She said that there was not a
terribly brj need for help just now, but there were
a lot of patients in iron lungs who would be out
Miss Patterson suggested that a program be
worked out with a chairman and a group of reg
ular volunteers who could be counted on by the
hospital. $he is going to take the suggestion to
other hospital authorities. If anyone on the
campus has any ideas of how the polio situa
tion or how this particular plan could be worked
out, The Nebraskan would appreciate hearing
Because, as Miss Patterson said, "there is a def
inite need." D.P.
It Went Like This
Registration for "extra-cirricular" religious
courses on the University campus, Sponsored by
the YWCA, YMCA and 13 religious groups, opened
Monday for college students. This is the picture
and perhaps the problem as we see it.
One student speaking to another student: "Say,
did you know that registration for some religious
courses opened today?"
Second student: "Yes, I real! about those. Are
you going to sign up for any of them?"
First student: "Well, I think they're tremen
dous. It's about time somebody took definite ac
tion about getting religion into the lives of col
lege students. I don't know, though. I just
barely find enough time t5 get to church each
Sunday. How do you feel about it?"
Second student: "When I read the list of
courses, I thought lots of them sounded quite
interesting. You know, ever since I rime down
to school, I've been awfully busy yen know,
with so much studying to do, that I'e sort of
neglected going to church and things like that."
First student: "Going to class just once a week,
and only having to pay $1 for each
ole day: Re
order in the
Crib and the
bring your re
f r e shm e n ts
that same af
older than I."
Of course you Kushner
can't readdy blame the waiters
when you consider their pay, sans
And speaking of tips (I worked
into this real smooth, eh? they
say waiters nave a way or ten
ing the size of the tips their cus
tomers will leave almost before
he sits down to order. .
Indications: 1) Guests who
study the menu at great length
are usually good tippers. 2)
Men who wear inexpensive,
gaudy neckties or loud, striped
shirts are poor prospects. 3) The
type of drink ordered is partic
ularly revealing. "Beer for
everybody" ranks lowest, close
ly followed by "rye and ginger
ale." "Scotch and water" is
most promising. 4) Waiters fig
ure that pipe smokers are non
conformists, and if there's any
thing a waiter hates, it's a nonconformist.
This tripe all comes from Ru-
fus Jarman's classic. "A Bed for
I guess it's time for the "I told
you so ' department. At our last
writing, we called vice presiden
tial candidate Nixon the lowest
calibered man running for the
nomination (and it was a scien
tific flip of the coin that saved
It appears as if the California
youngster will get more than a
pat on the back from General
Ike if he doesn't clear up the
critical problem imepnding con
cerning some financial assist
ance (san taxes).
The coming attraction: Spark-
man Vs. Nixon in a fight for the
1952 White House boxing championship.
As a rule I don't like nonficlion
But the essays by James Michenor
in his book "Return to Paradise"
are the most appealing reading I
have seen for a long time. Mich
ener, who wrote the Pulitzer Prize
winner "Tales of the South Pa
cific" scores again in his newest
book containing essays and short
stories about the South Pacific.
In the essays he tells all he knows
about each island he visited. Fol
lowing each essay is a story show
ing "what the island thought about
ing. The es
says are in
M i c h e n e r 's
From the es
say on roiy
Life." "In one Dillman
day that is less than sixteen
hours I witnessed the seven
following incidents. (1) There
was a small riot at the school,
more noise than trouble, but
a leading business man who had
no doubt often suffered there in
his youth Jammed on the breaks
of his truck, leaped astride the
hood and shouted fiercely, 'Ven
geance! Vengeance! Death to the
teachers!' Havlnk provided this
vocal support, he got back into
the truck and drove off."
The Fiji islanders are described
like this: "They are so gentle that
white women could cross the is
lands on foot withoiit molestation.
They are so tough that on Guadal
canal Japs looked for American
marines to surrender to because
of what the Fijians nvght do to
them. They are so uproarious in
their games at which they are
most skilled that certain teams
won't play them in football; they
massacre the opposition just for
the hell of it."
Guadalcanal: "One day word
reached us that the enemy had
infiltrated Mono Island next door.
An Australian patrol set out to
investigate, and I went along. We
found no Japs, but on the topmost
point of Mono we stumbled into
a filthy, unpleasant village bear
ing one of the loveliest names I'd
ever heard: Bali-Ha'i. From my
pocket I drew a scrap of paper,
soggy with sweat, and thought:
'I'll take a note of that name. It
has a musical quality.' Years later,
Rodgers and Hammerstein were to
think the same."
The stories are a combination
of humor and pathos. ' You'll
laugh 'til you ache at Povenaa'a
efforts to get his daughter to
bring home a rich American so
that the family could regain
prestige by buying a surplus
army jeep. And you may cry
a little (even the most blase of
you will feel sad) at the descrip
tion of the New Zealand soldiers
marching in decimated ranks
down the streets of Christ
Church after five years away
from home in "Until They
You will like "Return to Para
dise." It's the kind of book you
can pick up and read when you
want to be entertained. It's cheap,
too. I have it in the 35-cent Ban
tam giant size.
Four li-State Groups Contribute
To Polio Fund Instead Of Homecoming
First a few words of commend
ation to Alpha Xi Delta, Chi
Omega, Farm House and AGR at
These four organizations are
h o m e c oming
It. : -
sades" going on
t h r o u g h out
this could well be the beginning of
one that would reinstate fratern
ities and sororities in the puolic
eye after the publicity they re
ceived last spring. With the real-
In the Daily Lariat of Baylor
University, a survey of 500 col
leges by an insurance company
indicated that 162 colleges have
no driving regulations while 70
prohibit students from driving
during the school year. They
have one consolation: no park
The ratio of three men to every
year in order to 'woman at Kansas State has been
j . ..J met with two receptions: "Ohhh
donate the ff0m the boys and T hope
money ordinar-jit is here t0 stay from the girls.
ily spent oni But the incoming students at
decorations, to Oklahoma A & M can sympathize
the polio fund. witn them. At orientation, the
With the nu- hucky number was again three to
merous lcru- one.
At least the girls should not
be faced with the same prob
lem as forty spinisters in Gold
Coast, West Africa, who were
arrested for not finding mates
even after the marriage fee was
lowered to encourage marriages.
And then there was the sopho
more at Columbia college of Phy-
tain drug he would administer to
a specified patient, and promptly
replied "6 grains."
A minute later,- realizing his
mistake, he asked if he could cor
rect his answer. The professor
glanced at his watch and said,
"Well, you can revise your an
swer if you like, but your patient
has been dead for 45 seconds."
A new insurance program
(the sequence here is not Inten
tional) at Midland college has
enabled its students to receive
benefits up to $500 by paying an
additional $10 with their gen
eral registration fees. Thus the
students now have a complete
health and accident policy for a
little over 83c per month.
Forty-four students ' from 19
countries have recently completed
an orientation course at KU pre
paring them for entrance into
American universities. This uni
versity was one of 16 orientation
centers in the country.
The six-week program
i7ilnn tViat nnlin has Tint excluded
campuses from its toll, it is worthy i sicians and Surgeons who was amounted to a "short course in
of consideration. I asked how large a dose of a cer-i American civilization," and aimed
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Any Type Of Censorship Keeps People
Immature; Instead, Add To Knowledge
Editor's Note: This article
was originally run in the Col
lege Eye of Iowa State Teacher's
College. The Nebraskan feels
that it contains information
which every student should
having the meeting times such convenient hours
well, it all seems to look pretty good."
Second student: "I know it does. But I really
don't feel I can take on anything more. I just
don't find time for everything as it is now."
First student: "Yes, I guess you're right I'd
sure like to learn something about religion but
it looks like we don't have time."
Such is the typical problem as we see it. Per-
Censorship is the stifling of
thought and imagination by not
presenting certain ideas to people.
The people being censored are
considered so immature that the
powers o tnougni ana imagina
tion are delegated to a censor.
And. since it prevents the cen-
couse and sored people from considering
the thought and imagination of gination and thought of our pupils
our nunils. we are indulging inland ourselves. And the first step
censorship from within.
Tfcere is another insiduous
type of censorship which comes
both from wi'.hin and from
without. This occurs when we
fail to present new and worth
while ideas to our pupils be
cause of fear of imaginary re
prisals from without the class
room. Whenever we fail to use
a novel, poem, film or textbook
which we know is good but feel
may be unacceptable to some
wculd-be censors in our com
munity, we are victims of this
censorship from within and
Insecure teachers can become
victims of such fears when other
these ideas, censorship keeps the
In a sense, then, any action
whifh nrpvents neonle from con-
sidprinc new ideas is an act of: citizens, although well meaning,
oonenrchin I attempt to pass laws giving school
We English teachers are best. boards the responsibility of
with several kinds of censorship, screening teachers to determine
One kind is censorship from with- whether or not they are subvers
out. Everytime a superintendent, ive. The Subversive Activities Act
a school board, or some highly submitted to the Iowa legislature
tnpmhprt nf our community ; last vear by Senator oud Dut re
infiiipnpp us nnt tn present newijected by the legislature, might
toward this freedom lies directly
within our power and respon
Corn Cob meeting, 5 p.m., Room
Gamma Lambda Luncheon,
noon. Parlor Z, Union.
Calendar Girl Judging, 7:30
pjn., Faculty Lounge, Union.
Adelphi Dinner, 5:45 p.m., Par
lor A, Union.
Pershing Rifle Smoker for basic
IROTC students, 7:30 p.m., Room
i 316, Union.
our political system, foreign re
lations and social customs.
Some of the countries included
in the 19 were Iran, Germany, the
Philippines, Italy, Greece, Mexico,
Chile, Japan, France and Switzer
land. And now a request that ap
peared in a student grill at
Michigan State college: "Silver,
ware and dishes are not medi
cine: therefore do not take after
Faculty Homecoming Dinner, 6
p.m., Ballroom, Union.
Student Council meeting, 4
p.m., Room 315, Union.
Cosmo Club meeting, 7:30 p.m..
Room 316, Union.
Psi Chi meeting, 3 p.m., Union
Faculty Lounge. Speaker: Prof.
D. A. Worcester.
J Know How, 5 p.m., Love Ll-
haps at this time, more than anytime in our ideas to our pupils, they are cen-j have given some teachers the idea
r,t;v i i. ..lcnrinu us anrt influencing us to : that at was a felony to recommend
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values, our busy schedules and find meaning in ;ns r. J ' ila imma.!trvine to alter the constitution by
ul ""i' i - - - , . m . . ... tun
our lives. R.R.
Voters Taste Red Meat
Returning to the U.S. early this summer, Gen
eral Eisenhower's first goal was to establish him
self as a bona fide Republican. His earliest
speeches tended to minimize the differences be
tween his views and those of his closest opponent,
Senator Taft. The blow came when some of Ike's
supporters cried that he was not giving the vot
ers any definite campaign platform.
During the early weeks of presidential cam
paigning, Ike did not cut out the generalities
and come to grips with basic issues. The gen
eral learned the bard way that a candidate can
not affcord to indulge In wisecracks. He had of
fended some literal-minded people when be
stated that an individual seeking perfect se
curity should get in prison, where he would be
sure of food and shelter.
Ike suffered under his earlier mistakes. As
Governor Dewey discovered to his sorrow in 1948,
you cannot nourish many votes on low protein
oratory. Ike has learned that in American politi
cal campaigns, the voters like a taste of red meat.
The fact that Ike has taken the political is
sues to grip was indicated in his speech to 18,
000 Nebraskans in Omaha Thursday night. The
audience heard him proclaim, "We will remove
the federal domination now imposed on the farm
credit system." He proposed a system under the
direction of a farmer-picked board to form credit
policies and "to see that sound credit operations
will not be endangered by partisan political in
fluences." . He proposed, among other things, 1) crea
tioat of federal farm credit board controlled
by farmers, 2) expansion of agricultural re
search, 2) "a sound program of rural electrifi
cation," 4) "unification" of the soil conservation
nrogram and 5) expanded emphasis on co-op-
The general 'is a v. arm man, a confidence-
,,r iorce. inai ana inc jovoiiy uaui
Censorship from without is in-provisions of the bill might well
tolerable because it prevents us provoke fears of imaginary repri-
ities'fals amone loyal but insecure
have delegated us to do. It pre- teachers.
vents us irom helping young peo
ple to become mature. Such ac-
winning fellow. That famous big smile tells the
truth about him
respond to this genuine quality. The country is imunities. Such actions should also
- .t ..i ,j u- i. t. ... m
People at close range readily l,""':":',
slowly getting a glimpse at the Republican nomi
nee. As the campaign gets under way, it is going
to be up to Ike to win. He's the stronger can
didate but his party is the minority party. There
is no real sign that any of the big blocs of vot
ers which have made up tbe Democratic ma
jority in recent years have switched. But in
dependents like Ike now. If they like him in
sufficient numbers in November, the Republi
cans can win this year. S.G.
be reported to the NCTE Com
mittee on Censorship of Instruc
tional Materials so that our state
and local groups can lend support
and information to each other.
We English teachers are also
best with a censorship from with
In conclusion, there are three
types of censorship affecting us
English teachers: censorship
from without, censorship from
within, and censorship which is
both from without and within.
There ts much we can do to
forestall all three kinds.
As members of our professional
organizations, we can cooperate
with the I ATE, ISEA, NCTE and
NEA by reporting cases of .censor-
in. Anytime we stifle the thought! ship from without and bv lending
,H Imarimtinn f nurcHvM nrlOUr Support tO those who might
our pupils, we are censoring from become subject to any form of
within. This is an insiduous type censorsmp.
Associated Collegiate Press
n riaitr 4iifca it nMiiM br flit aaSmM of a fihw-: ourselves.
of censorship because we do not
recognize it as censorship.
Whenever we are "too busy" to
make ourselves better informed
by reading a responsible news
paper like the Des Moines Regis
ter or New York Times, we are
censoring about ideas which we
already understand or confine our
tastes in literature and the other
arts only to what we were exposed
to in college, we are censoring
We censor ourselves
As individuals, we can forestall
censorship by provoking the ima-
whenever we stifle our
thought and imagination.
we English teachers are some
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Hrrar.? s..'and Pagination of our pupils. We
fnr tfct collet rear. M.IW aiaUra. Moult ton 4e. PaMrfhoa- Censor Our pupils Whenever We
ttellr aarrw fht acknnl rear near fiatardan mad Maaaan. acatloat teach literature 8S though it Were
aaa aumlaarioa iwkrtH, Oac raa tarMiohccl murium tmm awata of v.;4, ;j-. K.r
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