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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Friday, October 31 , 195
By LARRY DUNNING
Colorado is a thing of the
past but as near as I can tell
EISENHOWER For President
NIXON Pr Vir Prtirlont
.....v mot only did the team tie the
CROSBY For Governor.baU game but tfie migrators
GRISWOLD . . For Two-Year Senate Termron the weekend.
(no endorsement) For Full Senate Term1
ClTs social situation has come
ELECTION FOR NEBRASKANS
Six Constitutional Amendments
j rn Jan 1. 1953, he needs a new license,
in 1867, when the state of Nebraska was only and title. On Jan. i,
eight year, old, the legislature called a meeting He goes to the county treasurer s pff.ce for it, and
and drew up a Constitution for the State of Ne- b asked for his tax receipt, whichmust now be
braska. Today, over 85 years later, Nebraskans before a new license is issued. But Mr. X
still follow the fundamental laws set forth in that does not have such a receipt because his car was
Constitution. , purchased after March 10, and the 1952 assessment
...t.i.i crt wts his new license. Between Jan.
wwriw i RBHreicniunv aais as compared to the same
HRUSKA : 2nd District ReDresentativei""" her Nebraska
UXRnirnki oJ n:-:- n ' i:..J0ur sccial situation is indeed in
iinMMvn .................. wiu wijiiki ivefJt cscmuii ve a tarmoiL I realize that many per-!
MILLER 41 a District Representative sons think that social functions
, Mve.no place in our eaucauonai
fsystem but I also think this is
, . , ' - jpoor reasoning and that this Tea-
Party try for 20 years to elect a president from its soiling is the cause of the con'
ranks. Throughout every single plank of the Re- flict.
Ms 1951 session proposed six amendments to the and March 10, 1953, his car is assessed. Now tha
Eisenhower Because . .
"We maintain that man was not born to be
ruled, but that he consented to be governed; and
that the reasons that moved him thereto are few
and simple. He has voluntarily submitted to gov
ernment because, only by the establishment cf just
laws, and the power to enforce those laws, can to return.
an orderly life be maintained, full and equal op
portunity for all be established, and the blessings
of liberty be perpetuated."
With these words as their philosophy of gov
ernment, the Republican Party met in Chicago
la Inly, drafted a platform which it hoped would
carry It back tni the Presidency of the United
States an Nev, 4 and chose Gen. Dwight D. Eis
enhower as the standard bearer.
slate constitution. These proposals will be
placed on the ballot at the general election Nov.
4 and the ftaal passing will be p to the voters
to decide whether they are to be incorporated
la the fundamental law ef Nebraska.
-u.. r.T-.A ihf assessment is lower.
car is a year mu -. -
The levy is made Aug. 6, 1953, and goes on the tax
roll, but payment is not due until December, 1853.
In the meantime, Mr. X has left the state, taking
his car and the money auo ui
publican platform runs the underlying Philosophy
of individual initiative and enterprise , t which
the party's standard-bearers are urging the country
The Republican party's platform begins with
a statement on foreign policy: a pledge to wage
peace and to win it, to eliminate from the state
department and from all federal offices any per
son responsible for the perils in which we find
ourselves, stepped-up work an western Europe, de
velopment of collective security, end of the neglect
Eisenhower is the man who began bis cam
paign en Labor Day net with blasts.' or with
vkioas attacks, or with smears, or with low
level whistle-stopping, bnt with a sincere, calm,
rational approach to winning the highest office
of the land.
Eisenhower's ability to act as a statesman and
diplomat was tested and found admirably quali
fied in his preparations for liberation campaigns
in Europe. Following the wari Eisenhower, 'as
Chief cf Staff, fought for unification cf U.S. land,
sea and air forces. As president of Columbia Uni
versity, Eisenhower made clear his political phil
osophies as a middle of the road Republican, a be
liever on government by free men with' a minimum
encumbrance ef the law, a believer in decentral-i
of the countries f the Far East, establishment of ized government, state's right,, equal laws for ail
a national home for the Jewish people, peace be
tween Israel and the Arab States, and repudiation
of all committments contained la secret under
standings such as Yalta, Teheran and Potsdam.
. . . fair bnt vSgoroas enforcement of laws
to safeguard ear coon try from subversion and
disloyalty is the party's stand ea Communism.
Their 'free economy" program runs tbnsly: to
aid small business, to remove tax abases and
injurious price and wage controls, canal enforce
ment ef anti-monopoly and unfair -competition
statutes, opposition to federal rent control except
in those areas where the expansion ef defense
production has been accompanied by critical
On taxation and monetary policy, the GOP
promises elimination cf waste, study to reallocate
fields of taxation to allow greater fiscal freedom
to the states and municipalities, recodification f
International revenue laws, Federal Reserve Sys
tem exercising Its functions without pressure from
the Treasury or the "White House, realization of a
dollar on a fully-convertible gold basis.
Full parity prices, commodity loans on non
perishable products, on-fhe-farm" storage, suffi
cient farm credit and voluntary self-supoprting
crop insurance are the crux of the parry's farm
Retention of the Taft-Hartley bid plus amend
ments as needed to protect the rights of labor,
management and the public form the GOFs stand
on labor. Most significant item from the party's
natural resources plank is the favoring of restor
ation to the States of their rights to all lands and
resources beneath navigable inland and offshore
waters within their historic boundaries.
Most of the republican party stand is well
known In this nation that "has seen the Grand Old
people, increased social security aids and reason
able security with national solvency.
Gen. Eisenhower cannot be all things to all
people at all times. Senator Morse left the Re
publican party disillusioned by Ike's crusade.
McCarthy and Jenner remain within the ranks ef!
the Republican hierarchy and thereby disillusion
more staunch GOF$ than the Oregon Senator.'
Eisenhower's apparent conciliatory actions toward
the Old Guard party headed by Senator Taft hare
saddened many more people.
The Daily Xebrasfcan would like to point not
that Eisenhower is still the same nun today as
be was when welcomed by the nation at the
close ef the Republican convention. He is still
saying with the sincerity and conviction so ap
parent in all his campaigning the very things
by which we knew him.
General Eisenhower commands the respect f
the entire tree world. His diplomatic, adminis
trative and organizational abilities have been
proven. He has seen the horrors of war and the
possibilities of peace. The whole life of this great
leader has been one of devotion to duty and pro
tection of liberty for his people.
Ike has returned to this land to become presi
dentto remain within the field of public serv
ice. He has proven himself in the past and has
conducted bis appeal to the American people on
Che basis f the issues en Che basis of exactly
what he believes and on the basis of bis align
ment with the philosophies f the Kepublicaa
The Nebraskan agrees with Eisenhower pnr!
with his party. "We urge every voter to cast his
ballot for the integrity, sincerity, high purpose
and progressive leadership of the Republican
party, . R.
, Checking my "Summary or
American Law" by. Clark, I can
find no punitive measnre for
.noting a prevarication or mis
onoiuig ana. So with my bars
pen for packing and my down
lips In my pocket, I will inform
the would-be socialites n the
compos of an Interesting and
It seems that the social chair
man of a recent grass skfit party
(received n memo from a leading
University dignitary stating that
he was directly responsible for all
persons attending the party who
had nothing on under "its"
(in this case taken to mean
ueter and not nueter)
skirt. This memo was signed by
one of the authorities cf such so
cial functions. I am not one to
call such a memo asinine or senile,!
idiotic, ridiculous , and ludicrous'
but the only reason Fm not the
one is that I would like to con-!
tinue in school the rest of this"
, ,.v.,.. k ,m. i becomes delinquent and a distress warrant is
me wonsuiuuou ox icui , v- ,.ii,j
issued but tne money wu"u - - v
drove his car in Nebraska nearly 21 months with
out paying any tax.
For the thousands of persons who come Into
the state to work for a short time and depart
without paying any taxes on their automobiles,
this proposed amendment would remedy the sit
uation as far as the motor vehicle tax is con
cerned. If, at the time of registration, Mr. X had
paid a graduated registration fee in lieu of the
personal property tax, he could not have evaded
bis tax obligations by leaving the state.
by any of the three different methods which are:
L Proposal by the State Legislature and ap
proval by the voters.
2. Proposal by initiative petition and approved
by the voters. ,
3. Proposal by a constitutional convention
and approval by the voters.
These provisions for amendment reveal that
the writers of the Nebraska Constitution were
well aware that changing circumstances would
require revisions in the fundamental law ef the
state. They also bring nt the fact that the
final authority for approving r rejecting any " . . A.( .
proposed constitnttonal chance is vested in the EqualIGf JOfJ Uf iaiarieS
Another campus party
In 1949, the Nebraska Legislative Council made
a comprenensive survey oi propoea cnmts ia
the State Constitution and concluded that there
was no desperate need for immediate or drastic
change. For the purpose of effecting the needed
revision with emphasis on obsolete terminology,
the Council recommended that a constitutional
convention be called. . ,
However, the 1951 Legislature rejected the
proposal but the session did introduce 11 pro
posed amendments ia the LegUlatare. Of this
nnmber, fire were rejected. The remaining six
proposals which will be submitted to the voters
This proposed amendment was passed by tba
Legislature and Governor to 1951 with the veto
f 35 for and four against with four not voting.
This amendment would not directly raise or
lower the salary of any pnblto official It
would merely change the time when changes
provided by the Legislature become effective,
and insure that all members ef the same board
or court would be treated alike. "
Under present law, only judges newly elected
to the Nebraska Supreme Court are entitled to re
ceive tha cost of living adjustment that was
granted by the Legislature. This confusion also
exists with other officers of government The
main purpose of the present proposal is to correct
this unequal situation. If adopted, it will mean
this: When any judge, commissioner or board
"1. To create a State Department of Education
w a s 1 to be headed by a State Board of Education cf sis
evicted from the social graces this! members who would be elected by popular vote member is elected or apopinted with a salary in-
j-ear because cf its suggestive 'i and would have authority to appoint a corninis- creite, all other judges, conimissioners, and board
theme. If (the University officials sioner of education who would replace the present members, regardless of whether they are be gin
think that this party is better offelective state superintendent. eew term, will receive the same increase.
campus fine but wouldn't it be -2. To reduce the number cf times that pro- In this way the salaries of all commissioners.
Deiier on campus wnere iney can stftirti-mal amendments shall be pub
lished from four to three.
3. To authorize the Legislature to provide a
different method -cf taxing; motor vehicles.
"4. To permit the compensation of all members
of a court, board or commission to be increased or Salary Of Legislature MembtrS
oUminished at the beginning cf a full term of any
mm-hw sair-b ennrt- board, or commission. T Proposed amendment was passed by the
5. To increase the salary of each member cf
the Legislature from $872.09 per annum to $L259
"fi. To provide that a constitutional convention,
if called shall consist of not more SMn 100 mem-
p0SJ" bers, the time, the exact number, and the manner
keep their eye on them since they
suspect them so? (I imply here
that I know a lot more than I care
to telL) !
I have attended some of the
meetings for social chairmen and
it is my conclusion that I5r.!
Weaver is the only tand that in
cludes everyone connected with
Ithis group) faculty representative
with the possible exception of
Dean HaHgren who understands
the students' Sesires and prob
lems. 1 sincerely hope that by
our endorsement of these two gen
tlemen, the powers that be will
not relieve them of their
board members, and judges wiH always be the
same on any particular commission, board or
court The inequalities which have existed in the
past will be removed.
How We Feel And Why
The second page of today's Dally JUebraskan after a sincere study of the candidates applying
fJZTif0? speci t0 tor the office of Nebraska senator lor the long-
1 r , Z uiuy u u jm. term, we found that none of them was eoual to
tional election next Tuesday. Above, we have
given our reasons for our sincere support of Gen.
Dwight IS. Eiaenhower for the Presidency of the
The Uebraukan has spent many hours deciding
which candidates we would like to recommend
lor your vote. We definitely do not want to tell
you bow to vote. Our only purpose Is to tell you
who we think will -do the beat iob and our reason
lor thinking so. This editorial, then, will evaluate Dwight Grfcwold .
tub canaiaHiee ana tneir positions an the many
other races which win appear on the ballot.
GOVERNOR, Bob Crosby . . .
It has been said by many a wise man that the
aggressiveness of youth has a magic charm. On
the surface, this is true but it just wont hold up
smleas you are sure that the youth you are talk
ing about has the wisdom of experience. The
the standards we thought were necessary lor the
In this race, The Nebraskan cannot honestly
support any candidate. However, we urge yr-j to 'guated. Let's get a social system
study the programs before yon vote and choose that ill 7 please the Uni-
the man who you think win do the best, job,
After reports cf Colorado, I
donbt if snea cosnterparts ef
Tnlagf s etc wvald be desirable.
U seems that while entering
ene f these establishments two
gentlemen ef ay acquaintance
were assanlted by six rentle
aneiit, under the influence, vfat
were peeved over she ntoome
ef the (tar. The gentlemen ia
3 uetioB were entering tne
Friendly Tavern.) Bat a faculty
advisory committee consisting
of Dr. Weaver, Deaa HaZlgren,
Doc Elliot, and seme woman
who is able to see and amder
stand the firW1 problems should
be set up and the trouble over :
scantily clad and heavily alco
holic parties would be allevi-
Jt is time that we should be
able to five our, views without
fear of .chastisement or rustica
tion. We are shackled Cperhups
trammelled would be a better
word ) by pedantic, dogmatic ideas
which have long same been anti-
LegisUtere and Governor in 1951 by s vote ef
27 to 12, 4 members net voting. The present
salary W'lM) was set iariiif the depression
ia 1115. This wage awonnts to f 7146 a month.
The amendment now seder fire rail Increase
this figure to f L25 a year.
Some competent and able men are bow reluc
tant to file for election to the Legislature because
of the meager pay. Host Legislators do not ex
pert to be highly paid for their services. But some
cannot afford to serve at present because the sal
The first proposed amendment passeif by the "T scarcely covers the actual and necessary -Legislature
and Governor In 1S51 with a vote cf penses. The main purpose of the proposal is to
22 in favor, four opposing and 7 not voting. Forty- ake the salary of a member cf the legislature,
one states now have a State Board of Education, considering his duties and ciblijtions. more nearly
Nebraska does not If the omfmprrt is approved commensurate with present economic conditions.
the Board Members will be elected by the voters.
They will sen without pay. It mill be the duty Cantfttutianal Canvmni mnc
. . . w - - wvavvoooovoov V OJ O)
of their election to be determined by the Legislature.1'
Sfcrfe Department Of Education ...
As far as personal experience and popularity
go, Dwight Griswold has more than any other man
in Nebraska. Be has served as a Webratika legis
lator lor lour years, governor of the state three
times, regent of the University, editor, rancher,
banker and wur veteran.
uriswoia nas had contuct with the problems
of the rest of the wirld. In 1W anS 184B. he
versity but will in some degree
please the participants of these
social functions. Remember . . .
as they say on TVeneb . ,
crayon est sur la table. . .
as they say in Spanish ... Mas
fCervezas. . - And as they say at
JMien femith Hail ... Down with
Daily Nebraskans choice for the governor of the PBnt almost two years as ECA aflminlrtrator in
state of Nebraska is a young attorney from North Greece.
He adlieres to the Republican platform a plat
form which The Nebraukan aluo ndornes.
We feel that he is by far the better candidate
and deserves election. His opponent is an Oniuha
Democrat numed William Ritchie to whom thi
paper can put tio confidence a. P.
JIisl (Daihf TkihasJiaji
nm -riEST teak
AMHiolatoa Collegiate Press
Platte, Bob Crosby. CroBby is a Republican and
an extremely active one.
He has gained invaluable experience through
as a state senator and lieutenant governor. In
1B43, be was chosen Bpeaker of the senate. To The
Nebranskan, there could have been no better train
tog ground for the post of governor.
It would, be the highest of folly to suggest that
a man be elected on experience alone without b
look at how lie would use that experience. Bob
Crosby maintains that one of the most dangerous
tendencies in this country is the movement toward
a strong .centralized government. He lias worked
and promises to continue to work lor good, hon
est, efficient and economical Pnvprnmenl
Walter Haecke, n Ravenna lawyer and a Demo- i11Zl,T'TZTJT Lj"
,PfDt fa rVrwiVw'u nnnnn4 A . i w w
Haecke'i platform with Crosby's, The Ncbraukan
earnestly turses that Sob Crosby be elected the
new governor of the state of Nebraska.
Chsrks Warner ...
We have just said that youth was valuable in
Eovcmment If it Is mixed with wisdom and ex
perience. Certainly no combination could meet
these requirements better than to put Hob Crosby
and Charles J. Warner on the ballot together for
the two 'highest jobs in the state.
IC::3-TE:JA SENATOR, Hugh Butter,
y Long, or Dwight Dell ...
la a previous editorial. Hub puper stated that
of the Board to make the general policies affecting
Nebraska elementary and secondary schools.
Freeman Decker, fatsmt State Superinten
dent f Psblic instraction. supports the plan.
Be feels that be had, acnAer the present organi
zation, toe much authority ta establishing school
policies. TJnder the new plan this fnnetion
wocld be performed by the elective and non
partisan state school beard.
Also, Dean F. E. Henrtik thought that the
adoption of such a proposal would mean a more
efficient and more economical program of educa
tion than the state now has.
This amendment received the endorsement of
Nebraska teachers at the recent convention held
Le i ft Artnriim
Andi . . .
iue mug ppusiuon io xms amenaioein. is mat
instead & being elected directly by the voters, the
State Superintendent would be elected by the six
members on the state school board.
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Z.lh-Z.'M Curtain Call
1:30-4:00 Lvemngs On The oof
4:00-4:16 Spins & Weedles
:15-4:S0 Unliving The btory
4.30-4:2S This I Believe
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Constitutional Publication . . .
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IWEES TD V0U2 iJSJSZTT
"This proposed amendment was parked by the
Legislature and Governor in IBS1 by a vote of SB
ts one, four members not voting. If adopted, this
amendment wll bring about no substantive iChange
in the oonstitution for it duals with
The present provlaion ml she tfamstittctias re
onires proposed amendments to be pnblisho'
wntie eatjh week for four weeks amnediate3j jire
oeding the election at which tbey are ts be voted
upon, and tn at least one newspaper in each
county. The purpune of the pronmal now smder
iHmsmon Is t rednoe this nalifacsttmi to tbrte
It "has been pointed out that cutting the pub-
This proposed amendment was passed by th
Legislators and Governor fat lltl withovt a is
senting vote, with 41 members voting ta ftvor
and SMft pnosing.
The two specific changes proposed are:
X It would change the vote required far ths
calling of a constitutional convention.
2. It would change the provisions relating to
the number of members and the method of tbear
election when such a convention as called.
The proposed amrnflmmt would read:
-When three-fifths of the snembers elected
to the legislature deem St accessary to call a
convention to revise, amend, or change this eosv
stitvtion. they shall rocnuneud ta the electors
to vote at the next electioa of snembery of gb
legislature, for or against m cwntectUm. and If
a snajoritr f tUtmUat voUag on tba ppesition,
vote for a convention, the Lcgklature aq at tts
next sedos prtrvide by law for calling the saane:
FraviAd. the votes cast la (aror of caTing a
cuBventipa shall cot be leas than ZS per cent mt
the total votes cast at stub cleetton.
Our present law says that there can be as many
members in a Constitutional Cctevention as there
procedure legislators 'hich as only 4L This is tutt
even one representative fur each cf the tl coixn-
ties. This lack of repreaentttioa all came about
when Nebraska changed her state government
from two bouses lo only one bouse. She ceglactei
to .change ber Constitutioa so that mora voters
would be represented la a Constitutional ConreD-tion-Hif
and mben one were called by Ce peopla.
The Legislature, realixing the r"M-Vr that wis
ruadt; wants to anureaae the cumber cf members
ws would iierve in a Cmietitutional Convention.
licatiuns Avvn lo three times would .save the state Ca?r he propoeed ainenfimeBt, the Legbiatura
several thousand dollars ia publishing costs. The w'oUlia oewsrmine the exact number f anenibera
Daily Kehraiikan believes that adequate publicity Btrt 10 ted WfO, and would prepcribe tht aaaa-
of proposed amfindmonts can be bad by the three !Der ' ltltslT elecuon.
ptiblicctitinE. fnth the six OTopoael nmendanenta:
lng sin the Xv. I balktia, Che voters will bare the
opportunity to sbsw that their ste-polittcal
thitiking is as progressire as their LegiiJUtturea
who have rooogniwia the chanrea needed wiabia
Sm fHl' Hlfnrmatlrm armtartf mmr luaraat
VKlLUAHb aUllUMlUXfcaXW attiaa
Taxation Of Motor Vehicles ...
This amendment would authorize the Legisla
ture la establish a program that wDl stoo tax
evBGlon ion motor vehicles.
The viresent method of taxing motor vehicles
fmlsHs a great Ami of expense and labor wn the
swii stf the oonsty. rirst, the car has to be
anwesond and entered an the county tax books
by the county clerk mr county aisewiur. State
ments annst be mailed ts the taxpayer by the
county areMorar. Distress warrants annat be
Issued and serves If the taxes are mid paid, and
the Individual taxpayer smut be wailed on when
be oomes ts pay bis tax and a tax rmielpt writ
ten out for him. With a uniform vegbitration
fee anmh labor and the beeping Jif many ex
pensive records would be saved.
This nmBiidnieut would prevent the evasion of
i the motor -vehicle tux. The following hj'pothetteiil
cane will Show one way this is done. Mr. X buys
J a cw cur on March 13, and nets 'Ms license
The Dally JJebrackaa fives its support 4a tht
six proposed amendments with the bopt that Uni
versity .students whs wffl be voting wm analyiza
the amendments ccortrng?y and rots as tbey see
Read The Papert?
A quiuk glance si She front page cf a re-en12y-pu'blijjhea
newspaper shows three head
linessamples uf. what She inrwjipitper reader Ks
when be picks tup the &f paper. "ACti Is
Cheered la Earlerc. "Trublems Tub Tough Tor
Afllai, 3Eitenhw'er Claims McCarthy Assails
Stevenson Aias" and tm and tux. It wm be nk
la 3'ctum Id facts an the news when Shis
Shouting is all yvur.
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