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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Thursday, October 30, 1952
The Friday Election
The atmosphere and surroundings of an adult- dents voting will reflect their feelings of political
thinking community will descend upon the cam- duty. It is interesting to note that on the Repub-
pus Fiiday at 8 a.m. as the polls open in the City lican ticket, Dwight D. Elsenhower won the stu-
and Ag Unions and Ferguson Hall. For at this dents' choice in the mock primary, while the
time, the YM and YWCA will sponsor an All- actual state voter's choice was Robert A. Taft.
University mock election. Neala O'Dell, co-chair- -fa
man of the election, suggests that all students With the general feeling toward "my one vote
backing candidates carry on active campaigning won't count," it is suggested that these apathetical
for their candidates.
While the Mock election will be meaningless
in the outcome of the Nov. 4 election, it will be
valuable In the sense that the percentage of stu-
The Pally Nebraskan was informed this week
that, in keeping with past action, no reporter of
this paper would be allowed to sit in on and re
port the activities of the meeting of the Inter
Fraternity Council. Council officers told The
Nebraskan that reporters had not, in past years,
covered their meetings, and that some Council
member could bring whatever might be of public
interest to The Nebraskan offices following each
The Nebraskan is sorry that the IFC has seen
fit to close its meetings to our reporters. The IFC
and this paper have had disagreements concerning
what to print and what not to print this year
which might have something to do with this latest
We apologize to our readers for not being
mble to report IFC meetings from their source
s we do Student Council meetings, and vari
ous other sessions. To the IFC, The Nebraskan
would like to say that we mean not to pry
but to report the news as it happens. We must
comply to the dictate of IFC and offer our read
ers what we receive through the courtesy of
some Council representative. R. R.
voters look into the past. John Quincy Adams
and Thomas Jefferson were elected President by
one vote in the electoral college. By one vote
there came into the nation the states of California,
Idaho, Oregon, Texas and Washington. That's a
big chunk of territory . . . and today all the mil
lions living in thoRe states are Americans by jiust
one vote. If one feels that the one vote situation
applies only to the past, don't forget that the Draft
Act of World War II passed the House by just one
vote . . . and you can carry this one vote historj
on and on.
The Daily Nebraskan hopes that students do
not feel that Friday's election will have less effect
on their lives than an election pertaining to the
campus. However, the election will have a great
significance for it will reflect the college student's
choice in regard to their voting elders.
In the 1948 election only 51 per cent of the
country's voters went to the polls. With an en
rollment of 6900, it seems highly possible that the
University might far exceed the national percent
age of 48.
The voting results of the mock election will not
prove an end in itself ... it will be in the per
centage of the University's 6900 students who vote
which will show the awareness students have of
national issues and their interest in the people who
have executive positions in our government.
The Daily Nebraskan makes its plea to urge
all students to take a few minutes from their coffee-time,
activities and studies to show that they
will not join the ranks of the apathetical voters.
An interesting possibility was brought out by
a national wire story Tuesday morning: If all the
eligible voters voted, there wouldn't be room for
Experience, of course, has taught the election
administrators not to expect much more than
half of the possible voters to bother to come to
the polls. So our nation-wide election set up is
geared with this in mind. In Lincoln, polling
places provide one booth for every 75 registered
voters. That should be enough to give everyone
a chance even if everyone who Is registered
votes. Of course, modern life is so regulated
that ever ne gets time off about the same hours
and there is congestion around the booths. How
ever, Lincoln officials have promised that no
one waiting to cast his vote when the polls close
will be denied that chance.
Lincoln seems to be in fairly good shape but
many observers are worried about the rest of the
nation. There is no indication that the whole
number of eligible voters will vote but there is a
good indication that more will mark ballots than
ever have before. This possibility of a record vote
has brought up this problem of what could be
done to handle the crowds.
The obvious answer to these worries is a
change in the election rules which would create
more precincts, wards, etc., to take care of larger
crowds. And The Daily Nebraskan is sure that
this is the answer which will be forthcoming.
If only this trend toward record voting could
be continued or expected to continue, there
would be real justification for changing election
laws. But this year votes will be cast in an
extremely vital hour and millions of Americans
are interested. Maybe interest in voting will
subside in years when the outcome isn't so im
portant The Daily Nebraskan doubts if it will.
We cannot envision an election that wouldn't
be vital that is, if our governmental system
was working the way it ought to. We cannot
see how interest could subside with all the new
devices parties have to attract the attention of
Morse Revolts . . .
Much of the debris littered
about the minds of independent
voters by the constant bombard
ment of both political parties in
the current campaign must have
been partially cleared last week
by the stand taken by a champion
or independent thought and Jdeals,
Sen. Wayne Morse, Republican
Refusing to be tied by a contra
dictory party "line" to which he
could not honestly adhere, Senator
Morse withdrew all support of the
Eisenhower-masked forces of re
action, whose strangle-hold on the
ttepubJican Party must surely
iorce its death, and announced
his active support of the liberal
ana progressive governor of Illi
nois, Adlai Stevenson. That such
a move endangered the position
and career of Sen. Morse would
be an extreme understatement. A
more precarious step is unimagin
able. Thus, it is readily apparent
that this action was neither
blindly nor rashly taken.
Rather, it is for us, the public,
to assume that the course over
which ' Morse has chosen to sail
was embarked upon only after
serious consideration of the dead
ly consequences which might pos
sibly endanger his personal wel
fare, and, that the Oregonian,
guided by the principles of his
ideals and motivated by the
soundness of his judgment, has
risen above the selfishness of per
sonal interests and the channelled
reasoning of partisan politics.
The factors which prompted
such a decision must indeed have
been serious, for it is obvious that
such a grave step must have been
preceded by a gruelling struggle
of mixed emotions and conflicting
loyalties. The story is indeed interesting.
Morse, a strong internationalist
in the Vandenburg tradition, and
an announced opponent of the
"Kangaroo Courts" of McCarthy-
ism fs probably more liberal than
the majority of his Republican
colleagues. In line with such
views, he was the first Republi
can Senator to publicly endorse
nnnAv.il !T!co-iV-tT!i.'c. try iVa
Voters. t,,i,i: :j:i :
This year me KepuQiicans in wncum t,- tion subsequently, he worked ac-
ported mainly by the NU Young GOP plan a tlvely with Sen. Lodge of Massa-
Panl Rpvere's Ride which is designed to stimulate chusetts and other members of the
. . ... fl T5 1Vtatt1 TiMnt eamifA 4Vm
voting. Despite the pred etions of record voting, .Z A" i i, ji
. . , choice of the General. Needless
both parties are planning to work up more en-to saV( (he Eisenhowor vietory at
thusiasm. This is a very healthy situation and the Republican National Conven
one which The Daily Nebraskan heartily endorses, tion was indeed gratifying to the
, liberal Oregon Senator who for
. iyears had so aptly baited and
We cannot help but repeat the sentiment jsquelched many of his more re
spread on posters all over the nation that voting isiactionary party associates in thp
part of our national heritage and a duty as well; senate. At last the "Old Guard"
... .u'factlnn had been overturned and
as a privilege, uon i worry bdoui cruwums " ,, 1fun, ,
polls, voting is worth waiting for,
Duty And Privileges
Notes On Half-Notes
Krupa' s Drums, Peterson's Piano
Thrill Tech High Concert Crowd
Drum solos by Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa turn he was joined by Buddy Rich and together
sparked the J.A.T.P. concert at Tech High last they created enough exp calve vacuum to launch
Friday. The program was divided into four sets, a rocket. At this point the gallery was about to
The first featuring a jam session with Flip Phil- flip. The entire PlVl""'
lips, Lester Young, tenors; Roy Eldridge and around the woria wnisn um
Charlie Shavers, trumpets;
Buddy Rich, drums and Oscar
Peterson, piano combining tal
ents to bring the audience tunes
like "Lester Leaps In,"
"Stompin At the Savoy," and
"I Can't Get Started."
Ella Fitzgerald, rated by
jazz disciples as tops, filled in
with a group of classic vocals.
The set was ended by a drum
solo that had the audience rock
ing and the chandeliers shaking.
A change of pace settled the house and the
gallery leaned back for some stunning piano
work afforded by Oscar Peterson. Barney Kes
sel, guitar and Ray Brown, contra-bass, com
pleted the trjo. Peterson's stylings were brought
forth by such tunes as "I Cover the Water
front." Among others an outstanding original
was presented by bassist Ray Brown called
"Bassin the Blues."
The Gene Krupa trio kicked off the third set
with a fired up version of "Dark Eyes," and im
mediately the audience reverted back to a fervor.
Hank Jones did everything but make the piano
talk and Willie Smith more than replaced Ven
tura to round out the trio. An old Krupa stand-
Here are a few clever definitions that ap
peared in "Down Beat," the musician's Bible,
last issue. I thought I'd. pass them on to you.
CAT A musician who plays notes only a
dog can hear.
FAIR AND SQUARE A dumb blonde.
LONGHAIR A term coined by Deems Tay
lor to denote goateed jazzmen.
MELLOROONI A young movie actor whe
likes to play drums.
REAL HONE A missing spool of recording
Here's a little incident that happened to me
last week. I entered one of the music stores
down town and asked the lady behind the coun
ter for a "Metronome." Her reply was, "Would
you like it on 45 or 78?"
I've got some space, so I thought I'd voice my
opinion on a few recordings. The Four Fresh
men, a comparatively new vocal group, have come
up with a wonderful rendition of an old standby,
"It's a Blue World."
"Charlie Ventu:. Plays Like Duke Ellington"
provides good listf-iing as Ventura's fine tenor
work is outstanding on such tunes as "Take The
A Trnin" nnrl "Sophisticated Lady." This album
hv pnrfpd thp spt called "Drum Boeie" which sent
Gene out of this world and back. Upon his re- may be heard over rrogram oeivu.e.
should be given the University mock election Fri
Election day is Nov. 4. D. P.
nfiw rpvltnliTP1 nnrl MhPral pp.
Equal support men'tS) led by Gen Eisenhower,
Headlines in your student paper Tuesday an
nounced that the Red Cross Bloodmoble had hit
Lincoln to collect 70 pints of precious blood.
The Daily Nebraskan learned late Tuesday
night that the quota definitely had been reached
although the result was not officially available
at that time.
critical to Morse that he climbed
off Ike's bandwagon and decided
to sit this one out. Subsequently,
Ike's capitulation to Sen. Taft re-
The Nebraskan wants to congratulate everyone , inforced his position,
responsible for this success. First the Red Cross i it was not, however, until the
deserves a pat on the back for sponsorship of the ' General audacity led him to se
had gained control. Or so it ap
peared on the surface.
Regretfully, the liberal elements
were too weak to cope with the
ancient inner currents of the Re
publican Party, and disillusion
ment was soon forthcoming. The
General's stock .endorsement of
arc h-reactionaries Jenner, Mc
Carthy, Cain, Bricker, and Kin
who in past years had so ardently
foucht welfare measures, ob-
Pep Queen . . .
The Tassels feel that the elec-
tinued in 1952 if we allowed the
publicity to go through.
We believe that our decision
tion of the Pep Queen is one of reasoning but rlghtful reasoning,
the most honored and respected, H,,,0, ToaAv hpfr,
elections on the University cam- thig editorial was published, the
pus because it is as free from P- Tasses and Cobs found a solu
litical maneuvering as is hu-Uon through which we couirt not
manly possible. We have always have the desired publicity,
been proud of this fact and weibnt could also nave a fair elcc.
will continue to be so regardless tjon Tni we fee, jg to tne best
advantage of all students attend
ing the University of Nebraska.
Mary Ann Kellogg
of the sacrifices which must oe
In the present situation, it
was, as you mentioned, not be
cause we are against having
more publicity reach outstate
people, and certainly not be
cause we are not interested in
urging more state people to at
tend the University, that we
were unwilling to have the
World Herald publish the pic
tures of the Pep Queen candi
dates a week before the elec
tion. Tassels were, in fact, very
eager to have such news printed
If we could, at the same time,
be assured that no political
maneuvering would be made
possible by such an early an
nouncement of candidates.
There was a time when the an
nouncement of the candidates was
made available a week before the
election. This practice was discon-
IVhy, Mr. Berg? . . .
To the Attention of Ed Berg,
I am a faithful reader of The
Daily Nebraskan and therefore
anxiously wait for its arrival each
noon. However, during the past
two weeks no papers have been
delivered to our organized house.
Not only is the circulation bad
on the campus, I have heard re
ports to the effect that out-staters
who subscribe to the paper have
not been receiving it.
I realize you have been doing
an excellent job up until now, so
please resort to your former
method of circulation.
structed internationalism, andtinued in jg46 because there were
thwarted labor, seemed so hyno-definite indications of organized
Ivprnlv insult the intellieence of
campaign. Next tne donors, necause mey nave, ,,v,ti, .h-, t-:.
done a service that takes time, energy and maybe cassic statement that no deals
a little bit of courage. hud been made between him and
As an incentive to encourage blood donation,! Sen. Taft that Morse criticized
f.lSPnnower ior noi iciiiiig mc
the Red Cross has devised a "gallon club." Mem-
truth" and actively came out for
Every college man who has escaped imme
diate draft because of educational deferment
should consider blood donation as part of the
service he might give in lieu of actual gun tot
Busy Day, Friday
If University students haven't been politic
ally conscious to date, they surely will have no
reason for not being totally aware of elections
and voting after living through this Friday on
the campus. At various times throughout the
entire day, elections will be carried on for:
Pep Queen, AUFs Ugliest Man on Campus,
Honorary Commandant finalists and the YW
YM mock presidential voting. The typical
"Have you voted?" question will really have to
be qualified Friday.
It seems slightly paradoxical that the office of
Registration and Records has to announce quite
frequently that students expecting to graduate go
through Senior Checking by Nov. 1. Most stu
dents art anxious, at the end of four years, to
graduate. Perhaps the slow realization that col
lege life is mighty good after all makes seniors
reticent to make the trip to the administration
University convocation will take up at 11 a.m.
in the Union ballroom. Classes will be dis
missed for Auden's discussion of his own writ
ing and that of other contemporary authors.
The Nebraskan sincerely hopes that the ball
room will be crowded with students eager to
hear this man.
Jul (Dcrih Vkbha&km
Associated Collegiate Press
bers of this club donors of at least a gallon of Gov Stevenson.
blood wear a special blood drop pin with a gold ; os certainly, there were other
star in the center. factors which hastened the Morse
, I switch. His distaste for smear
1C nolities as particularly character
ized by Senators Nixon and Mc
Carthy was no doubt influential
He has long maintained that ac
cusation without proof throueh
due process of the law is a repudi
ation of a basic American right
the original presumption of inno
cence. His further refusal to let
his actions be dictated by special
interests, pressure groups, political
narties, and utate loyalty likewise
led him away from the now re-aption-tainted
which have long been the dummy
for the ventriloquist big business.
Sen. Morsp's refusal to join
Eisenhower as "a puppet of evil
and reactionary forces" should set
an example for independents and
liberal Republicans everywhere. I
This man, regardless of conse-
Oiir crontocf rlnrv !o nnt in riovpr failinrr alienees, rejected the seductive
But in rfcing" every time we fail.n-v
UC1US- inarty's rhospn leader, Gen. Eisen
Duty what Others ought to do. Marion hower, the ideals, hopes, and as
May. locations of the American public:
in snitp. of the tantalizing offers
dangled riesoerately bffore him by
the Republican Old Guard in an
attempt to woo him into their
Standing at the crossroads be
tween liberalism and reaction,
Sen. Morpe has pointed out the
voting on the part of male stu
dents. In effect, the election was
not an election it was a mere
formality through which a cer
tain minority group of University
students dictated who the Pep
Queen should be.
There was no evidence given
to Tassels by any party that
this practice would be discon-
3:00-3:15 Purple Grotto
3:00-3:15 Shake Hands
3:30-3:45 Songs of the Saddle,
3:45-4:00 Sports Parade.
4:00-4:15 4 O'Clock Class.
4:15-4:30 ALT Show.
4:30-4:35 This I Believe.
4:35-4:50 World Of Wax.
Ugliest Man On Campus
T1i flaflr fttbraifeu wMkhM tot Iti itudtnM si fht Culm-
building to find out how close they .ire to grad- to Ar1id. u i u ut im muo.-w ubii
The YM and YWs have issued a call for
students to help with the mock election this
Friday. Passing out ballots, punching ID cards
and counting ballots will be the work cut-out
for any volunteers. The Daily Nebraskan would
like to urge any student that hs any extra time
Friday to aid the Y groups in this Important
University students should feel quite lucky
that oa Nov. 6 they will be able to bear an ad
dress by W. H. Auden, distinguished Anglo
American poet, essayist and playwright. An All-
West Stadium, photo lab:
Pi Mu Alpha 12 p.m.
Pi Lambda Theta 12:30 p.m.
Phi Delta Phi 12:45 p.m.
Kappa Phi 4:45 p.m.
West Stadium, photo lab:
Kappa Epsilon 12:30 p.m.
Delian Union 4 p.m.
Ag YMCA 5 p m.
The foolish and the dead alone never
tJiange their opinion. Lowell.
Horn mm dmlnllrrl nr !h Board ol Publlraflont. "11 la Ihr dr
rlarro1 aollr ml tka Board thai pahlleallom. andft larlMlrltloa
hall ot frra Inffl edllwruil crntorttiip on (h pari of rht Hoard, or
a fh aarl of aaj rnrmhor of Hit faculty of lha lialvanltr, out flic
rmoera of rba Half of Tka Daifr Kaoraakao arc omonall ra
aomuMa for obat the tar or do note to oa a rioted."
ttokacrtofloa ralaa mm fl.OU a mtmt-f. St-M aalM or SS.O
lor Ota collraa tni. 14.00 stalled. R'oxW eon Sc. PahLlhtd
dally during fat Kbnol immi ctcepl Msrurdan and riaadart. varatlos
and cumuwilus prrk,d. One aw potvHahcd dsrin tka mools
A anal or the I alrll of Nebraska snder tbc aprlloa of foe
Committee oa Mimical I'vblicallow. Kolcrod a ncrnod ( Ira Matter
at lha PoH Oflke Is l,wwaln, Nebnuka. under Art of (j
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bar 10. IBM.
Kdltor itsr KaraioM
Aaanciau r.dltor Won I'toasr
Maajislna Kdltoft , Sse Rortos, Brs Rralrom
Xewa Milan Sallr Hall, Hal Haawlbalcb,
Dick Balitosj. sjara Niesbeaaoo. Pal Hall
.aorta bailor Ulens Melton
Aat'l laporti Kidnap . Cbarlee Klaacb
reajura tdlloc IS4 Fsok
A I Kdltor Cbejch Bran
Hocletr bdltor . Ja fltelles
Ressrtcra Tan Woodward, raal Meane, Hsrllra Traoa
Natalia Kail, Jan Harrison, Jea Moran, Hour Walt, Scott
thllra, Marshall Becher Dick Ceffee, NancT Gardiner, Pat
Lyon. Connie Good. John vonnea, Chwrb feclier. Sd fteMar. Cal
Kaaba, Garry Sherman. Del Harding, Darwin McAffee, Del
SnodrraM, Bart Brows, Tom Becker, Howard Vans Bob Serr,
Uary rnuidaen, Paddy Wrl(ht.
Hoarsest Maaaaer Arnold Mters
Aat'l BsalasH Manaaer Bus Slppli, Pete Herstlss
rirenlstloa Mnnacw Bd Bora;
Nlfht Mewa fcditor Pa BsU
In a Savannah, Ga. paper: Mrs.
O. P. Mooney accidentally put her
cat in the washing machine with
the Monday wash. Half an hour
later the cat came out washed,
rinsed and spun dry It recovered
Appearing in the Milwaukoe
Journal: A man spotted a young
woman futilely backing in and
out of a tiny parking space. Ten
minutes later, thanks to his di-
D,-ith toward progress. He nas, rections, the car was neatly parked
wisely seen the flame in Steven- jn the space.
son's window which burns bright- "Thank you very much, sir,"
ly at the end of that path. tho woman said. "This is very
JACK P. GREENE nice, but I was trying to get out."
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