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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Tuesday, October 14, 1952
This Activity World
Come Wednesday afternoon freshmen women
ot this University will be given an opportunity,
courtesy of Associated Women's Students, to join
the ranks of various campus activities. Booths in
the Union Ballroom will be set up and manned
by members of organizations to sign up freshmen
Such proselyting of students activity workers
has been going on for years at this University
through the medium of the activities mart.
AWS makes an annual attempt to inform fresh
men women as to the purpose, meaning and ulti
mate goal of activities before they join the extra
Perhaps the activity whirl on this campus
has been gaining such momentum during the
past years that the individual members of or
ganisations are powerless to do anything about
it. Perhaps people in activities become so im
mersed in their own duties that they cannot
judge the speed at which the activity world re
volves. It has become apparent to this writer that
a definite over-emphasis on activities exists here.
To exaggerate, for illustration, it might be possi-
care of and, in general, lose sight of their pur
There exists no individual organization nor
person upon whom the responsibility for this sit
uation lies. And with no specific group or per
son lies the solution to our over-emphasized ac
This writer would like to see the freshmen
women going Into activities this year in order
to benefit the organization or organizations to
which they belong through service, in order to
equip themselves for positions of leadership and
responsibility in their careers beyond our Ivy
covered walls and in order to avail themselves
of the virtues of our activity system.
It has been pointed out to The Nebraskan that
no organization on campus can accept the res
ponsibility of counseling each and every prospec
tive activity worker about inherent advantages and
disadvantages. If this be so, perhaps the only
method of making our organizations worthwhila
and efficient can be found in the houses that push
girls into activities.
If a girl begins working in activities in order
to "get activity points," "do something for the
house," "to be a Mortar Board," that organization
has been undeniably weakened from the very be
The greatest service to any group comes from
that person that finds worth In an organization,
joins the ranks of its workers in order to con
tribute to its final merit and sees each organiza
tion not as a means to an end but as an end in
If organized houses would not insist that each
and every member of their group be doing some
thing in activities, this situation might be allevi
ated. If the officers of each activity would care
fully and thoughtfully explain the workings of
their group to the new workers and reject those
persons showing strong indications of insincere
motives, our organizations might have more worth
and become stronger.
LITTLE MAN ON CAMPUS
ble for five, well-integrated organizations to ac
complish the work that is done by the present
host of campus activities.
It would seem that many of our organizations
Insist upon "busy work" from their members, in
vent meaningless jobs for their workers to take
This writer has no intention of insinuating that
activities on this campus do not have their place
Hor is there any contention that merit and worth
do not exist in our extra-cirrcular work.
But the real purpose of activities leadership,
service and expanded friendships seems to have
been lost in the scurry to attend meetings, sign
up, collect activity points, make endless phone
calls, control an organization, or to publicize one's
To the freshmen women, The Nebraskan
would like to direct this appeal for a return
to the sincere, worthy interest in our extra -cir-ricular
The Best Candidate
In the first issue of the year, The Nebraskan
published an editorial boosting our favorite politi
cal candidate. In that editorial, we mentioned
that any students agreeing with our policies should
write the paper. We received no letters.
However, The Nebraskan is not convinced
that our candidate does not have supporters on
ur campus. In fact we have seen his campaign
buttons on lapels of very influencial students
' and faculty members. As we stated in the pre
vious editorial, this candidate has popularity
very enthusiastic popularity on other cam
puses. He ranks high in non-intellectual fields
too. This summer the nurses from St. Eliza
beth Hospital used our candidate for the theme
of their graduation banquet.
Actually, it would be hard to find a candi
date which would appeal to a greater audience.
He originates from the South and would carry that
solid bloc for sure. Also, he has shown such
strength in the North that it seems as sure that
there will be a landslide for him from that direction.
his ticket was good only for the
first leg of the journey. He didn't
know that the injury jinx was
ready to pay him another of its
The coach has called the Kan
sas State came a "costly vic
tory" and all Husker fans will
add an "Amen" to that. Num
ber 12 is certainly roinr to be
missed in the coming Saturdays.
Bobby was a credit to the team
and his state. Both are sorry to
see htm sidelined.
A much more encouraging sight
over the weekend was the rally
itself. For those of you who didn t
go (and there must have been
one or two . . .), you reany
missed something! I'm sure that
anyone standing on the Union
steDS when the crowd started
swarmine down R St. waving ban
ners and carrying torches was glad
that the riotous spirit was aimed
in the right direction.
After the rally, the crowd
spread itself over the city. Kings
entertained many of the raHiers.
Downtown shows were jammed.
A big crowd danced at the
Union at Newman Club's Har
vest Bali. The rally spirit lasts
a long time . . . even yet you
may hear a few hoarse whis
pers. Just check the whisperer
for a Phi Psi or Theta pin.
These groups really outdid
themselves in the yell contest
staged by the cheerleaders. Bet
they're still feeling the effects!
A nearby caper used a special
effect Sunday. Notoriously Repub
lican in outlook, the paper fea
tured Governor Stevenson on the
cover of its magazine section. At
first glance it looked hkt a victory
In view of a national plortinn mmfnor nn in for the impanialty of a free press.
less than a month and undoubtedly in view of th,B J t
jaci mai umversuy students wno lean toward jlt wag. a portrait of a Democrat,
the policies of the Democratic party have or
ganized, the campus Republicans have taken their
first step in formation of their own student group.
in connection with the Lancaster county Young !same 'imPartialty" in this article.
Regardless of politics, it seems a
shame that such a large city has
if everyone thinks that we should have it.
On other points, he makes his stand just as
clear. The Daily Nebraskan asks in all serious
ness how any candidate could offer more to more
people. Furthermore, this candidate has not, at
any time, accepted any funds to promote his cam
paign nor has he given money to worthy office
holders within his state nor has he ever tried
to save money on his income tax return by taking
The way we look at It, you just can't
PBrr. op music
Academic Freedom . . .
"Ya should seen th' look on th' dean's face when Floyd started
playln his plccalo."
Sound Off Maraa Mo ran
There was a big rally Friday night. Flares blazed fire
works popped and showered light over the huge crowd
massed to cheer the football team to victory. One of the
speakers told the rally crowd that the team was going to
start down the victory road on Saturday. He described the
straight and well-mapped road the Huskers planned to take.
What he didn't know was that
in viour nf The Daily Ne-
braskan's outspoken concern with
the issue of academic freedom as
Vina nxlran ot Vfl Hnns Doints
fhrnnirhniit the nation. I enclose i
the farewell statement issued by
rr FrfHprlr Ewen. well-known
professor of English literature at
Brooklyn college in JNew iim.
Dr. Ewen and Dr. Harry Sloch
ower, author of "Three Ways of
Modern Man" and "No Voice is
Wholly Lost," have been forced
out of their teaching positions by
the activities ot the McCarren
Committee in New York.
The Committee's Investiga
tions In New York have been
adequately covered by the New
York Times in its Issues some
time earlier this month. The
statement by Dr. Ewen was
published In Klngsmen, the
Brooklyn College equivalent of
The Daily Nebraskan.
As a graduate of Broklyn Col
lege, and having had the privi
lege of studying under Dr. Sloch
ower, I should very much like, if
possible, to see the matter of the
McCarren Committee's work in
New York discussed editorially in
The Daily Nebraskan in terms of
its implications for acdemic free
The following is the article to
which the author refers. (Re
printed from the Kingsmen,
At the request of your publica
tion, I am taking this occasion of
saying good-bye to all my friends
at Brooklyn College. Technically
I am retiring from my teaching
post on a Bmall pension. Actually
I have been driven from the field
of my life's activity by the shame
less persecution of freedom of
thought and speech now disgrac
ing our country.
I have been a teacher In the
city colleges of New York for
over 80 years. During that time
I have tried to live up to a few
simple guiding tenets I had set
myself earlier In my life: That
a good teacher is one who re-
spects his profession and his
subject; respects his students;
and respects himself. I that
light, I have tried to become a
good teacher . and a good
scholar. Whether I have suc
ceeded or not Is not for me to
say. My colleagues and the
thousands of students whom I
have had the pleasure of in
strutting ran more readily tea
tify to that.
I have always believed and da
now believe that a teacher should
be judged by the quality of his
works. What he thinks, and what
he believes in are private matters
for his own conscience. Any In
vasion of that right is a shameful
invasion of one of the most sacred
principles of education and life.
I did not propose to have that
It is a bitter thing to break with,
friends and associations lasting:
through so many years; to leave
the field of activity for which I
orepared myself bo arduously to
leave all these at a time when my
usefulness is far from ended. But
I am sure it is more Important to
understand the meaning of my re
tlrement. If there is anything at
all to be left to freedom of educa
tion, now is the time to rally to its
defense. If my retirement has
done nothing more than to make,
more edivent the danger that is
hanging over all of us then soma
of my sorrow will be alleviated.
But wherever I may be, I
shall always think of Brooklyn
College and all my friends
there and I now wish them
well. Frederic Ewen
Williams' Poetry Anthology
Contains Many Familiar. Works
painted by a Republican artist,
using Republican colors. Cover
age on Ike is slated for next week.
Should be interesting to note the
Somebody commented the other day that I seem
to like the 35 cent books best of all. Well, that's
not exactly the case, but I can't afford to spend
much more than that on books, especially the
ones I am examining for the first time. Today
I have another 35 center to write about. The
nice thing about this book is that it's familiar to
all of us. And we like the things that we know,
especially in the arts.
The book in question is an
anthology edited by Oscar Wil-.
liams and published as a Card
inal edition by Pocket Books, '
Inc. Almost all the poets we've !
read since our beginning litera
ture classes in high school are
contained In "Immortal Poems
of the English Language." Un
fortunately the size of 'he book
(600 pages) prevents the mciu-
sion of many of the longer
The ones that are included if not the best
are the most well known: "The Rape ot the
Lock," "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,"
"Lycidas." "II Penseroso," "Adonais," "The De-
"The Scholar-Gypsy," "The Eve
"The Rubaiyat of Omar Khay
, . it
of St Agnes,"
yam," "The Wreck of the Deutschland."
The subtitle of the book, "British and Ameri
can Poetry from Chaucer's Time to the Present
Day," just about covers the subject. The twen
tieth century poets of note that are represented
are Dickinson, Yeats, Frost, Eliot, Auden, and
Incidentally, Auden will be at the University
for a convocation In November ... I don't know
how we were lucky enough to be on his lec
ture circuit but everybody should go if only
to show that we aren't livinr in an intellec
tual vacuum. But before you go to hear An
den read some of his poems. Only two, "Muse
des Beaux Arts" and "In Memory of W. B.
Yeats." are Included in this anthology but beg,
borrow, or steal a book with some of his oth
ers. Because it is my custom to quote something
from the book I am reviewing here is a poem you
will all like. It's by Ogden Nash.
Reflections on Ice-Breakinr
Candy But liquor
Is dandy is quicker
Although this candidate did not fare very well Republicans, several University students have gone
in the primaries, political observers have shown through the organizational ground work for a
that this can be traced to a late start by his back- strictly campus Young Republicans group,
ers. But when convention time rolled around, i
there was an almost unanimous feeling that this
candidate was the only logical one.
Actually, this candidate's record is not very
Impressive. But this is true only because he is
a freshman in politics. If the American people
would only get behind him and put their un
qualified confidence In him, The Nebraskan is
positive that he would turn out to be one of the
finest officers this country ever had. In every
way he has what it takes: he is alert. Intelli
gent, handsome, cosmopolitan, a little conserva
tive and a little liberal.
He has a way with the female sex and that
should give him a lot of votes. But perhaps his
finest quality is the way he looks at the present
" He says that he does not feel like the Demo
crats were entirely to blame for the stalemate In
Korea but the Republicans certainly do have a
point when they mention It. He also maintains
that tha mess in Washington is non-partisan and
possible with any party. He says that all those
people that didn't deserve them got jobs because
the Democrats are a kindly lot.
Nevertheless, he says that the Republicans
should keep hammering on this point because they
may have something too. As fDr taxes, he thinks
thai both parties are pretty much on the right
track. He is sure that either party vould settle
this trouble with Russia if it had a chance. He
thinks that federal aid to education is all right
University students from Hawaii have laid
plans for a club to bring themselves together and
to furnish information about their country to in
terested students. Perhaps they could adopt as
one of their purposes the education of a rather
non-internationalist stets and perhaps the ad
vancement of the Hawaiian statehood issue.
'' Daily Thought
For us, there is only the trying. The
rest is not our business. T. S. Eliot.
The Younr Republican students got started
late but The Dally Nebraskan Is pleased to note
that they got started. Their plans include a
Thursday night meeting to be climaxed with
a speech by Bob Crosby, Republican candidate
for governor. Mr. Crosby's address is scheduled
not to be a campaign speech but an Informa
tive session about the work of young people In
The Young Republicans have in mind setting up
their organization on a continuing basis electing
their officers and wirting their by-laws in such a
manner that students in future years will be able
to carry on Republican activities on campus with
out additional organization.
The Nebraskan Is pleased to see such fine
Indications of political Interest by the students of
this University. R.R.
JhsL (Daily. Tkihadhuv
i FIFTY-FIRST YEAR
Associated Collegiate Press
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r eature unite
" Bath Itvmoad
Bat Gorton, Sen Rrotrom
, . Ball7 Hall. Hal HaKselbalch,
Dick Rabloa. am staaboatna, Pal Ball
.Tom Woodward, ! Meant, ' Maritya Trtto,
access to only one side of the pic
Plans are still underway for
the mock election on the campus.
This could really be a worthwhile
effort. Let's hope it gets full co
operation and participation from
all students. It's important that
even those of us who can't vote
in November know the issues and
the procedure so that we may
take advantage of our privilege
after that "big birthday" rolls
Speaking of worthy efforts
. . . let's no' forget the blood
donor prograi When you hear
how almost 10.. er cent of the
vets who return from Korea
give blood regularly, it really
makes it seem like a small con
tribution for those of us who
are allowed to remain apart
from the actual fighting.
This new offensive by the Reds
isn't going to decrease the amount
needed so this would be an espe
cially good time to open an ac
count at the blood bank.
Better get off my soapbox for
this week and leave a few sub
jects for later columns. See you
Sea Worms, Dating, Ike,
Cornell Parties Highlight Afers
Look out, fellows, the girls
are closing ip!
No, it's not Leap Year, but at
Michigan State College, 26 coeds
are now enrolled in the Stale Po
lice Administration Department
which up to three years ago was
And a .freshman coed at the
University of Wichita has become
the first woman student in history
to enroll in aeronautical engineer
ing at the university.
Who knows, maybs ROTC is the
next field to be invaded.
A spot check of students at Ok
lahoma A & M showed that they
ike Ike 2-1. but
"felt sure" the, .
would remain $
in nnwrr V
i - - - -.
against two a month for the men.
In the survey of 550 undergrad
uates, 52 per cent of the coeds
felt there is excessive drinking at
the university and six per cent
said they would never permit a
daughter of their's to attend a
Cornell house party.
In another poll, this time at
Boulder, a proposed amendment
to the university social code
which "would make student par-
tlclpstlon In mob actions pun.
ishable by dismissal or suspen
sion by the University," has met
with opposition from the Stu
Can you blame them?
Oh yes . . . Congratulations to
the Boston University student who
recently won second place in an
odd jobs contest. Occupation
catching sea worms for medical
oph y of one!
AWS Board members, Ellen
Smith HalL 2 p.m. Work will be
done on the Activity Mart booth.
YW Community Tours Commit
tee meet in Ellen Smith Dining
Room at 3 p.m.
YW Battle for Ballots Commit
tee meet in Ellen Smith Dining
Room at 4 p.m.
YW Goals and Values on Cam
pus Committee meet in Ellen
Smith Dining Room at S pjn.
Kosmet Klub active meeting in
Room 309 Union at 7:30 pm.
Phil ratttraan. ..!.. a.tL Join Tr, "A. ..rS. MOITlll Man An Uai-
jot "trail. Roter R-alt, Sc.tt Chile, Don Smith. MarahaU leneS at 8 p.m.
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J... Vaunt. Cane. Backer, Ed DeMar. Cal Kuka. Oarr "ee U0Ut 111 We un,on 0
Sherman. Del Hardlnf. Darwin' MtAfte. Del Bntdrraaa. BrVPm. Film will be ShOWn, "A Brief
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Raftlfiexi Manager m.u a,Mn
Ami Bart. Umutn Btaa Sippft, PT Ber.lt
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(ircnianoa nunacar Ed Bern
Night Ktwt Editor
Ar Union dance lessons begin
at 7:30 in the College Activities
Bai Baueibaiok Building on Ag Campus.
"How in the
heck are we
going to get out
of the Army'
hower gets in?"
Maybe the Arties would be
glad to know that according to
a report in the Kansas City Star,
Eisenhower cirarettes are out
selling Stevenson cigarettes . . .
which probanly proves that
either more Republicans smoke
or the Democrats want to see
Are there fewer girls or are the!
men just anti-social? I
This question might arise from
the results of a survey at Cornell J
University which showed that the
girls average eight dates a month
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3:30- 3:45 Rhythm and Rhyme
3:45- 4:00 Sports Parade
4:00- 4:15 Bop-Time .
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4:30- 4:35 This I Believe
4:35- 4:50 'World of Wax
4:50- 5:00 News
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