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Mondov. October 6, 1952
Think About AUF
University of Nebraska students and faculty have been problems discussed thoroughly in edi
members are about to be asked to donate money torial columns in past years. This year's AUF
agaflF starting today. The annual All-University boad has taken note of such matters and has
Fund drive officially opened this morning and will
be carried on for two, concentrated weeks,
i At about this time of year, students, groan
when "approached for donations and raise their
protesting voices to the skies about their hard-hit
pocketbooks. The Daily Nebraskan has discussed
this' Student finance problem recently in reference
to a seeming "culture lag" on the campus.
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The past years have brought to light many dis
cussions about AUF as an organization, its internal
attempted, in this fall's organization, to eliminate
such activities as drew the most complaints and
to add other projects which might bring their or
ganization into more favorable public opinion.
The Nebraskan sincerely feels that the mem
ben of AUF have conscienciously examined Shelr
orf anizatlon this year and have made changes
that free their work from much former criti
cism. For such work, we congratulate them.
The matter of donating money to AUF and its
causes usually a $2 gift is asked from each indi
vidual is of immediate concern to us. Another
check to another organization does not particularly
appeal to the student body at this time.
Many people make out their annual AUF
checks for various reasons it's expected of Uni
versity members, the house doesn't want to be cri
ticized for not giving 100 per cent, everybody else
donates, it's really si worthy cause . . .
The Nebraskan staff would like to see people
donating- to AUF only: after they've examined
their consciences and the organisations which
AUF supports and sincerely feel that their money
is roing for a good cause. The Nebraskan wonld
like to see students and faculty members do
nating to AUF with absolutely no rerreta or
misgivings, financial or otherwise.
This year 15 per cent of each contributor's
dollar will go toward cancer research at our own
University. Dr. Frank Pace's cancer cell research
on this campus stands first in the country. This
benefit of the AUF dollar can be seen right here.
And The Nebraskan seriously doubts that anyone
would question the value of such necessary research.
Thanks, TKE's . . .
This will acknowledge and
thank you most sincerely for your
graciousness in forwarding to this
office Check 975, dated Sept. 24,
from the Tau Kappa Epsiion fra
ternity, in the amount of $50 as a
contribution to the National Foun
dation for Infantile Paralysis. We
are also acknowledging to Mr,
Mooney, president of this frater
nity, our appreciation.
Fifty per cent of this contribu
tion will go to assist local polio
patients needing such help. The
other 50 per cent will go to assist
with the national program of conJ
tinuea researcn. DOtn imo xne
cause and prevention of the dis
ease, the training of professional
personnel In both fields oi en
deavor, and for emergency epi
demic aid in the form of emer
gency equipment and other serv
ices so desperately needed during
the time of fin epidemic, such as
the nation, and Nebraska espe-
'pinllv ia nt this tlm facinff.
East Nebraska Representative,
National Foundation for
Prove Greeks . . .
Occasionally into American his
tory there came periods of bigotry
and prejudice against those whose
names are not "American," or
whose ideas do not run parallel
to popular American conceptions.
Italians, Jews, Mexicans, Ne
groes, Irish Catholics, and various
groups of imigrant laborers have
faced the storm of public disap
proval " because they are not
"American." America is great be
cause it is the meeting place of
A Student Views The News
Britain Explodes Mteapon;
Russia advances Mr Power
At 8 p.m., Oct. 3, the British exploded an ato
mic weapon in the Monte Bello Islands, north
west of Australia.
The exact nature of the weapon itself is highly
secret, but experts indicated that the tests con-
in offensive action. Combat ships and aircraft
carriers powered by atomic energy are only a
matter of time.
The Monte Bello atomic experiment was the
97th nffiriatllv recorded explosion. It was Bri-
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in a variety of ways."
All information released
by the British government
carefully avoided the term,
"bomb," and speculation be
fore the test had centered on
the possibility of an atomic
guided missile. Eyewitnesses,
reported that the high tower
and the smoke resembled that
of a bomb blast.
Whatever the British have,
thev intend to keep it a
avpnr racp. faith, nationality, cul
Forty per cent of every AUF dollar goes to tUre, and language the world
the Lincoln Community Chest which in turn fi-
NCHT A VERY SVP VC&XDOtl nancially supports the University YWCA and
Jbierarchy and so forth. These student discussions
have also been concerned with the over-all worth
of AUFs work.
Charity, of itself. Is normally regarded as a
: virtue. With such an ethical principle, we can
not argue. Charity, through the eyes of AUF,
seems to be a different subject The value of
the money collected by AUF and the purposes
that it accomplishes have been questioned.
"The manner in which AUF goes about its work
Inter-house competition, artificial rivalry, etc.
Community Chest is much smaller than the amount
of money returned here to the Y's. Another 40
per cent of the dollar goes to the World Student
Service Fund the only organized agency through
which we, as students, can aid fellow students
throughout the world.
The Nebraskan is supporting the AUF drive.
We would like to see every other student and
faculty member doing the same. But money for
charity must be freely and sincerely given. Do
nations to AUF should be honest ones. R.R.
A Nebraska Farm Boy
A product of Nebraska's farmlands, Dr. Alvin says, "'an institution for the continued education
Johnson, has made quite a name for himself in
the "education field.
" Even when he was young, it was evident that
Dr. .. Johnson was destined to be a scholar and
when he attended the University he proved it.
As a pre-med student, he paid a lot of attention
to rich non-scientific courses as Greek and La
tin. Dr. Johnson's life story has received national
publicity lately with the release of his autobio
gnpbr (Pioneer's Progress, Viking Press, $5).
The Sept 29 issue of Time devotes several col-
- sums of Education section space to Dr. John-
' sin and the book.
Time calls the doctor a "kindly, rudy-faced
man who wandered from medicine to the clas
sics to economics, he taught at eight universities,
founded a school, finally became one of United
Stateseducation's elder statesmen." This is quite
a raeord and a record which Nebraskans haven't
Dr. Johnson earned his PhD. at Columbia and
then "started writing. He published his first text
book shortly after and write what Time called a
delicately worded book on prostitution for a
group of Manhattan reformers called the Com
mittee of Fifteen."
He returned to Columbia and then came back
to Nebraska for a teaching engagement He also
taught In Texas and Chicago before becoming
bead of the economics department at Stanford.
Finally, he went east to teach at Cornell. A
stmt as one of the early editors of the New
Eepublic brought Dr. Johnson to 1919.
- Then, he started a new career that was to bring
him more fame than any of his other ventures.
He became a founder and later director of school
unlike any other school at that time. It was, Time
knows. Who can scy what is
When Chancellor Gustavson
told the FarmHouse Conclave
"there is a democracy that goes
with your name," and con
demned what he called the
"aristocratic atmosphere" of
Greek letter societies, he hurled
the blanket of scorn upon a
group that is not recognized by
an "American" name. The high
ideals as set down in the con
stitutions of social fraternities
belie his accusation.
Fraternities and sororities exist
at this University because they
have integrated themselves with
the noble purposes of the school.
Members of Greek letter societies
have worked continually to make
the University a better school in
every way. we Iraternity people
are proud of what the letters
stand for. We may "discrimi
. . .. , . nate," or choose members-to-be,
This institution had its basis u.,f ' jnA. tha m '
who will be capable officers in
battle; the citizens elect the men
to govern us; and the University
discriminates by allowing only
those students to continue who
fulfill certain requirements of in
telligence and personal conduct.
The greatest period of prog
ress of human thinking was
during that memorable time of
Athenian Greece. Is it so
wrong:, Chancellor, to remind
ourselves of that period by nam
ing our organizations with let
ters from the alphabet of that
of the educated.'"
In Dr. Johnson's conviction that the educated have
a definite responsibility to the rest of humanity
and they can only fulfill this responsibility by hav
ing a place where they could refresh themselves
with reflection and study.
Dr. Johnson has retired now and will live off
the profits of his book and the savings from a
life-time of service to his first love study in
any form. The Nebraskan salutes him and wishes
him welL D.P.
cerned "an atomic explosive which could be used tain's first venture in the field, and the London
Daily News maintains that it was "far ahead oi
anything America has produced."
The United States is responsible for 33 of the
explosions 31 in tests and two in actual warfare.
The remaining three are the only known atomic
experiments under Soviet control.
Russia, of course, has managed to keep her
atomic progress almost completely secret. What
ever is known outside the Iron Curtain Is kept
equally secret by the U.S. Intelligence depart
An effective atomic bomb is still dependent
upon aerial transportation to reach its taiget, and
partial .statistics on Russia's air strength up to
March, 1951, are public data.
At that time, the Eussians claimed to have
19,000 planes capable of combat duty. How that
figure breaks down into strategic and tactical air
power and how quality compares with quantity
was not disclosed.
Since 1951, Russian jet production has skyrock
eted and it was not until last week that' Air Sec
retary, Thomas K. Finletter, was able to say that
American output had reached the same level.
In terms of manpower to staff the planes, the
Soviet Union far .outweighs the U.S. The Air
For?e Reserve, alone, consists of approximately
For most of the past two decades, aeronautics
has been receiving an emphatic build-up in Rus
sian newspapers and youth organizations, although
Russia's technical progress in the field lagged far
behind that of the Western nations. During World
War II, the Soviet Air Force was noted equally for
its outdated aircraft and fanatically eager pilots.
Now that designing and production have
caught up with enthusiasm, Russia constitutes a
formidable threat to Western air supremacy.
At the present time, the United States can of
fer a total reserve and regular Air Force of
970,000 and 20,000 combat planes.
closely guarded secret.
Rumors" suggest that the weapon provides a solu
tion to several problems that are still baffling
American scientists. In this case, the success of
the explosion was not only a scientific but a politi
cal advantage for the British.
The United States, under the Atomic Energy
Act of 1946, barred the sharing of any atomic se
crets with other nations. This created a good
deal of resentment in Britain, our major ally, and
recently the AEC proposed amendments to the
Act which would allow discussions between the
With the British development behind him,
Churchill now has bargaining power for the pro
posed talks. He will probably make good use of
it after the previous slight.
The U.S. also disclosed new advances in atomic
research last week. Technologists have perfected
an atomic artillery piece. The 85-ton, 280 mm
monster has an accuracy equal to that of conven
tional guns at close range. At longer distances,
it is up to four times as accurate with either
atomic or conventional shells.
Secretary of the Navy, Dan Kimball, an
nounced Wednesday that an atomic guided mis
sile warship is now afloat It is designed pri
marily for anti-aircraft defense, but its com
panion ships will be equipped to direct missiles
A Big Success
Coach Glaisford said It; Ed Husmann said it;
Verl Scott said it; the policeman that led the parade
said it; Ira Epstein said it and most of the people
in the crowd said it
Nearly everyone agreed that the pre-game
rally Friday night was one of the most success
ful In the last three years. With house banners
waving high, the chanting, singing crowd went
Into downtown Lincoln before stopping at the
Union for a few yells and speeches. Spirit was
as Its highest pitch.
The Nebraskan wishes to give its heartiest con
gratulations to the rally committee, all Cobs and
Tassels, the pepsters, the band and the many stu
dents who participated. This demonstration falls
right on top of the criticism which Borne of the
professional press has been dishing out to the
Cornhusker spirit In recent sport columns we
have been accused of not supporting our team the
way we should.
Nevertheless, Bill Glassford, Verl Scott and
Ed Husmann agreed that the affair at the air
port last Sunday was no one's fault; only a
misunderstanding. The eoacn and team repre
sentatives complimented you on your spirit and
The Nebraskan does, too. D. P.
Chancellor Jo Speak Wednesday;
Union To Sponsor Dancing Lessons
Democrats and Republicans
are probably still questioning
their sanity in sanctioning
the gentlemen who proudly
bear the flags or their parties
for the office of vice-president.
It is my contention that both
men have fairly weak records in'season.
congress; voting records which are
inconsistent with the platforms the
Crib Notes is a rather inappropriate title for
this week's column since most of the students are
gathering in the lounge in front of TV for the
world series (and may Brooklyn win!)
Another event all University students will want
to attend is Chancellor R. G.
speech,' "What's Ahead?"
The all-University convo
cation is scheduled at 10 a.m.
Wednesday in the Coliseum.
Jean Davis, convocation com
mittee chairman, and Ann
Skold, assistant, are in charge.
Dancing lessons are on the
Tuesday evening agenda Oct.
7 through Nov. 18.
Donna McCsndless, professional dancing in
structor, will teach the class at 7 to 9 p.m. in the
The series of eight lessons will help prepare
students for the quickly approaching winter social
Familiar faces In the University production will
be Dick Marrs, Ken Clements, Marion Uhe and
Wes Jensby. New faces to the theatre crowd will
be liars Slrks, Ellie Guilliatt, Al Haxelwood, Jack
Babcock and Lynne Morgan.
The Nebraskan recognizes the time, work and
energy which must go into each theatre produc
tion. We hope the students will show their appre
ciation by supporting this and all University
independent women appear to be instigating a
new trend to dissolve the Greek-Barb line. This
Is apparent in the announcement that the BABW
Hello Girl will be selected by an ALL University
election. In previous years, only those attending
the Hello Girl dance were eligible to vote.
" Students registered for classes In the Social
Science Building have been restricted from
smoking In the classrooms at any time. As one
Is forced to plow through the smoke filled halls,
the individual Is ready to donate to the classroom
fsb tray fund for overworked janitors.
"GOP EIsenhower-Taft force harmony seems a
fair prospect at this writing. Just so the peace
makers aren't the kind who must be pried apart
It seems as if the Women's Athletic Field has re
niar4 TV filertainment in a Vine St Fraternity.
r ., Batocriattaa ntv ara f Z-tMl
With the Intramural soccer games every anernoon, m a m. mm.
ssfnnoculars are more and more in demand.
' The old chuckle that money Is stuff that talked
ia the thirties, whispered in the forties and just
sneaks off quietly now when you're not looking,
was not the ease with Sen. Richard Nixon's
controversial budget His opponents are still
trying to make snore out of Nixon's nickels than
the New Dealers ever hoped to.
The Daily Nebraskan congratulates the nine
east members selected Thursday for "Outward
Jul (Daily Vb&ha&kuL
Associated Collegiate Press
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So let's take
a quick look at
both records in
ley: Spark- I
man and Nix- ,
ning-. Spark- ; JQt 'J
man opposed '
the bill to aid Kushner
President Truman's veto and
Nixon voted to override the
veto. Chalk one up for Sparkle.
Civil Rights: The Alabama sen
ator has always taken an uncom
promising stand against such
legislation. Amendments to the
1948 draft bill were not brought
before the House, so Nixon has
nothing on record. Nixon voted
against a delay in considering the
FEPC legislation and Sparkman
was for delaying action. Nixon
scores in this round
Social Security: Both were in
favor of expansion of the program
in the bill presented in 1950.
Pretty even round; we'll call it a
McCrarran Bill: Nixon voted
for this undemocratic proposal
for limiting immigration into
the United States. Sparkman
voted against it No question
that Sparkman scored heavily in
Taxes: Nixon voted for a cut in
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Have you ever stopped to think about Ameri
can houses in the early beginnings of our country?
Briagei waison's House committee brings a
Life magazine exhibit, "Houses, U.S.A.," to the
Union lounge, Friday. The display will continue
through Oct 24.
The history of American architecture is traced
in pictorial form from its beginnings to present
day dwelings. The exhibit was originally pre
pared by the state department for circulation in
A coffee hour will be held in the Union lounge
after the Huskers beat K-State Saturday! (?)
Saturday evening, Jean Sweeney's committee
will hold a square dance for University students.
No admission will be charged for the dance
which will begin at 8:30 p.m. in the Union ball
room. Three talent winners will walk off with the
$10, $7 and $3 prizes Sunday offered to first,
second and third place winners in the Union
Norm Guager is in charge of the show which
starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Union ballroom. Last
year, 15 acts appeared in the show.
All the talent finalists' acts will be filed in the
Union for reference during the year, to perform
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Ceremonies At TCU-KU Grid Game
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hopeful turned in a vote favoring
state ownership, Sparkmun evl
dently feels that the government
should have control. It loots Uke
Nixon is mbking a rally.
Fair Trade Proposal: Both
candidates were partial to price
maintenance in the proposition
voted upon this year. The ref
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Fair Deal Foreign Legislation:
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Did television "butterflies"
cause the faux pase that blighted
the halftime ceremonies at the
Texas Christian-Kansas football
We can't answer the question,
which no doubt has puzzled thous
ands of spectators. We believe,
however, that poor timing on the
part of the Unr'ersity band was
responsible for the mistake, and
that better planning is needed as
insurance against repetition of the
As the football teams left the
field after the first half, a pre
cision drill team of Naval cadeta
from Pensacola, Fla., marched
in fine formation to the center
of the gridiron.
Their maneuvers set off cheers
from the crowd, but the outbursts
were cut short by a request over
the public address system that
"complete silence be observed in
order that the cadets could regu
late their marching by the rhythm
of their own cadence."
For a short interval nothing
could be heard above the rhythmic
cadence of the smart-stepping
cadets. An occasional "ooh" or
"aah" rose from the crowd because
of the precision of the cadet unit.
legislation. Both swung hard, but
their puncnes aian't land.
The voters will be the final
Judre on adding up the records
of this flrbt We think they're
both far from being classy box
ers and both are hurting the
chances of their political part
ners (Ike and Adlai).
We score it: t rounds for Spark
man; two rounds for Nixon; three
We'll have to admit that the re
sults come from our own opinion
on legislation. II I don't like the
Taft-Hartley end the reader does,
oui on me wnoie, silence was
Then, as the cadet maneuvers
held the attention of almost
everyone, the University of
Kansas band, directed by Prof.
Eussell L. Wiley, burst forth
with the opening strains of the
"Crimson and Blue," alma mater
of the University.
The cadets, of course, were
forced to take second place to the
crowd's attention. The cadets con
tinued marching, despite the noise
from the band and the singing of
the crowd. To add insult to injury
the Itockchalk chant followed the
We question the necessity of al
ways observing the alma mater
and Rockchalk chant during half
time ceremonies. Last year both
were saved until the close of the
third quarter in several games.
An injustice was done, we be
lieve, not only to the visiting
cadets, but also to the effective
ness of the alma mater and
A greater injustice springs from
the fact that the game was the
first collegiate football contest
ever witnessed hv manw tha
new students at the University,
and the manner demonntratBd
the University in this matter
could not have left a favorable
To these new studpnf and tn
the Pensacola cadets, we feel an
apology is needed.
Be Careful, Editor ... ! glittering generalities forsak-
Dear Editor: "Principle for expediency,"
The national v,lr, ftr.,.Jr'?.,.t"??.ai.r"?' orthodox, unlmag-
Placed a great deal oi new, . valui'hlnd I theTwfy ?erhaP? Z
on the editorial appearing in the'Si?cal to Le
which the newmancr rfcfiar.w1
that it would not support Co-j
jumoia s president-on-Jeave, Gen.
The Daily Nebraskan, however,
2. The stand of the Spectator
perhapi ic cirnnlv innthw num.
pie of the Irresponsibility of col
lege newspapers never Judging
on real issues always Jumping the
in setting itself up as
!.yfir'ifun with methlng not backed by
is of importance. I am lruiini
to lean toward the wire services
point of view. Why? Well, since
we know of no details other
than were published In the edi
torial, I could Justify my stand
on either of two points. Un
doubtedly one of these, at least
partially, describes the situa
tion, were it to be known.
1. The editors cf th
perhaps found real reason for for
saking the Ike bandwagon ex
pected, as the Daner ur t
our score cards are going to read! Prejudiced, Justly or unjustly
ajuerenuy. toward tlsenhtner. They tpeak
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uator. found th. mirai -"prong on their editorial
uiue, or no, consequences.
In Judging whether the story
mouths just to be talking and to
wo ueara tana quoted;.
If this is the case at Columbia,
the political stand of The Daily
Nebraskan must be scoffed at with
the same amount of scorn and
contempt Its rabid support of thi
general could very conceivably bf
based on this same lrreiDonsibilitj
of the college press.
Whichever the case. The Daily
Nebraskan's stand was fallac
ious for either the editorial
writer falls to realise the sig
nificance of the Spectator's an
nouncement or she Jeopardises
her own editorial stand favoring
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