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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Friday. November 7, 1952
Harry From Here
(The second of two articles on what hap
pened to ex-prestdents after their retirement
Ex-presidents, almost Invariably, are an un
happy lot, a quick glance at history discloses.
Even those who succeed in remaining active in
member of the House of Representatives, died from
a stroke suffered in the Capitol, died in the speak
ers room. (
George Washington attempted to retire to
Mount Vernon in peace and quiet, but was forced
to accept command of the army in expectation of
public affairs soon become discouraged and for- war with France. War never came, and George
rotten. The majority either die within a few died within two and a half years.
years or fade rapidly into obscurity and is illu
sionment. The 24 men who have outlived their terms
an president, have lived for an average of more
than 10 years after their retirement from the
Five, however, have died within four years, 11
within eight years. Eight have lived more than
15 years, but only two, thus far, have surpassed
the 20-year mark.
James K. Polk died almost immediately upon
leaving office his health undermined. Woodrow
Wilson, as is commonly known, was a defeated,
dying man when he left the presidency, although
he lived for three years. Calvin Coolidge, al
though writing a daily newspaper column, soon
became depressed with the economic disasters
which followed his administration. He died four
years after turning the. White House over to Her
Chester Arthur died a year and a half after
leaving Washington defeated and discouraged
after being refused re-nomination to succeed him- .
James Buchanan spent most of his remaining
seven years preparing a careful defense of his
four-year administration. He died in obscurity.
Ulysses S. Grant attempted, after a trip to
Europe, to gain re-nomination for the presidency
four years after his retirement. But he was un
successful and spent his remaining years "sad
dened by lack of means, by positive misfortune,
calumny and sickness."
Although still a familiar figure in politics,
Teddy Roosevelt spent his remaining 10 years
- ranting, raving and running around accomplish
nothing except killing lions and, ironically, insur-
t ing the election of Woodrow Wilson.
Thomas Jefferson retired to Montecello, dis-
credited and disillusioned. He described himself
as a worn-out mariner approaching shore and as
- a prisoner emerging from the shackles. He turned
...to the study of science and to the founding of the
- University of Virginia. He died in debt
' Dying on the same day July 4, 1826 was
John Adams, who lived some 25 years after leav-
-ing the presidency. During that time, however,
Adams did little except correspond and write of
the men and events of his day. His memory un-
certain, he remained isolated from public affairs.
Martin Van Buren was offered a London mis
sion upon his retirement but only as an attempt
to exile him from the country. He refused.
Later he ran for the presidency on the Free-soil
party ticket but was defeated. In later years he
was disillusioned by Pierce and came to despise
Franklin Pierce became unpopular even at
home and died in social and political obscurity.
Andrew Jackson, James Madison and Henry
Fillmore just faded away.
John Quincy Adams succeeded in election to
Congress eight times. He became an outstanding
Only in the case of Benjamin Harrison, John
Tyler and Hayes were ex-presidents able to re
turn to their normal way of life. Harrison re
turned to his practice of law, remarried and was
the father of a daughter. He campaigned slightly
in 1894 and 1898. ,
Tyler, too, managed to settle down, retiring
to Sherwood Forest with his new wife. He
lived there quietly, except for the seven child
ren with whom he was blessed during his 17
years of retirement. . -.
Hayes had acceptetd the presidential nomin
ation with the understanding he would serve
only one term. At the end of the four years he
turned to his library, became a speaker and ex
pressed interest in humanitarian causes. " . ,
What will happen to Harry Truman after next
January?' No one knows, probably including the
President himself. If the lessons of history are
any indication, he should live at least 10 years.
But these years, judging from the past, won't be
very productive or encouraging.
An ex-president has nothing to look forward
to. Only memories remain for the poor fellow.
He becomes a misplaced institution in American
society. K. R.
Age Of Anxiety
... To be young means .
To be all on edge, to be kept waiting in
A packed lounge for a Personal Call
From Long Distance, for the low voice that
Defines one's future.
The "Age of Anxiety" poet that wrote these
words for youth, as Miss Bernice Slote. English
instructor, wrote in The Nebraskan Wednesday,
brought out a combined faculty-student audience
Thursday morning that nearly burst the walls of
the Union Ballroom.
Carl Schneider, political science instructor.
phased the situation quite well when he said, at
the beginning of the convocation, "You just don't
know what will happen on this campus when you
call a convocation." The audience to hear W. H.
Auden would undoubtedly have been more com
fortable in the Coliseum.
Perhaps Auden's appeal to the student body
was his simplicity, his honesty and his attempt
to reach the truth. By the time he got to his
last words from his own writing about read
ing the New Yorker and having small views
every face in the audience was lost in Its own
thoughts prompted by those of Auden.
Something about this man about what and
how he writes, brought out a fine student audience
perhaps anxious to glean some bit of wisdom
to make their lives more meaningful. The im
pression that Auden had made on his audience
by 12 noon Thursday showed tjnat he had given
University students some part of his understand
ing of how to live. R. R.
Just Around . '
Betas, llieta Ki, Love iraff
Plan Only Weeh-lnd Parties
be a poor
cancel i party hopping unless you are in
Kansas. For only three parties are
scheduled for the Nebraska cam
pus Friday and Saturday. But,the
parties sound like the kind you
won't want to "hop" from any
way. The first is the Beta's "Roar
ing Twenties" party, set for Fri-
The Big Show
In all their advertising, the Union kept prom
ising that they were going to bring the Biggest
Show of 1952 to the campus. And they did.
The combined jass talents of Stan Kenton,
Sarah Vaughan and Nat "King" Cole held the
nearly-packed Coliseum under its blarinc influ-
The annual Elementary Education banquet will
be the main item on the social agenda for many of
the Teachers College students next Wednesday
night at the Union Ballroom. News items have
carried the phrase that elementary ed students are
"urged to purchase their tickets as soon as pos
sible." This writer has noticed the slightest bit of
coercion among the attitude of the Teachers
College leaders in getting their students to buy
the tickets. Of course, many departments and
colleges of the University have social functions
throughout the year which students are urged
But it has never come to The Daily Ne
braskan's attention that any other college of the
University so emphatically "urged" its students
ence. It was an opportunity for the student body
to soak in some of that modern medium of mu
sical expression classic Jazz.
The size and enthusiasm of the crowd reminded
several members of The Daily Nebraskan staff of
another Union presentation two years ago when
another type of classic was brought to the cam
pus. For some reason maybe the academic at
mosphere or the University the crowd for the
Saddler-Wells ballet was larger, but not a great
deal larger. In any evpnt, both the Big Show and
the ballet were terrific successes. They are in
dicative of the type of entertainment which the
Union is always trying to bring to the University.
The Union set-up on shows like this is in
teresting. If it makes money on one show, they
arrange it so that they lose money on the 'next
and pay the difference from the profits of the
success. This means that nearly every Union
production is presented at almost cost or be
This, of course, is as it should be. But The
Nebraskan believes that the Union should be
given some sort of special praise for undertaking
By LARRY DUNNING
"The moving finger writes; and
Moves on: nor all your piety
Shall lure it back to
half a line,
Nor all your tears wash out a
word of It."
I think that sums up most Dem
ocratic opinions of the recent
election. It was a long and ar
duous campaign. It has ended and
in the words of Governor Steven
son, the rift caused by politics
can be patched only by a unified
trust in democracy.
It will now be necessary for
various persons to begin to live
up to their campaign promises.
Some Incompetent incumbents
who succeeded in ragaining con
trol of their office, of course,
have no promises to fulfill as
Jhey made none and since they
have nothing to offer their con
stituents to At seniority, it is
doubtful if anyone will expect
One of the recent issues of the
recent campaign is the recent war
in Korea. Since the Remihlionne
will soon be in Dower. I choose to
call it a war because they scoffed
at the term "police action" and
evidently would rather have it a
war. It seems to me that many
persons are laboring under the
fallacy that America is omniDo-
Russia is a country composedof Notes And Half Notes
umerates and destitutes, with no
mechanical ability and less rea
soning ability. To you who think
Of Russia as a backward tint
let me point out the suDerior wea
pons that the Russians have over
the United States, their jet is su
perior to the U. S. sabre jet, their
low silhoutte tank is faster, more
devastating and harder to hit than
our best tank, their lap mortars
are far superior to anything that
we have to offer. Are these the
weapons of a backward nation?
Or are these the weapons of a
Some people say why do we
keep jumping around the anth
parallel? Why don't we push them
weekend for! day night at the Lincoln Hotel, -umnist who is well informed on
Satiirrlnv nlrht there Will Do
Love Memorial Hall's annual
fall party and a Theta XI house
Society column readers are in
for a treat next week. They'll have
a guest columnist with bcth eyes
open (in the picture) and a col-
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; . , irTtrwrririr-4 ' aWow'J
BALLOON BLOWING . . . One of the features at the dorm party
last Saturday night was this contest. These four party goers seem
to be getting a head start on the remaining students.
Biggest Show Plays
To 4,000 Jan km
The Biggest Show of '52 will be
talked about for years to come by
some 4,000 jazz enthusiasts who
attended the concert WetJoesday
night. The latest report from the
Coliseum was that the rafters
were still vibrating, both from the
joy of the gallery and did
"Route 66." Nat, whose home is
in L.A., has the same views on
traveling as Sarah and considers
it a necessity for a musician's
"The rumors that were circulat-
exDlosive music of Kenton and mg about last year about the dis
from the wild applause accredited banding of the Trio are absolutely
Be Ar a t V h
ing for her pic
ture and com
ments. ' Now for the
n i n g s. The
ed couples are
Bob.Foote, Beta (now in the Afr
Force), and Jane Fletcher, Theta;
and Dick Bauermeister, Beta Sig,
and Anne White, Sigma Kappa.
A newly engaged couple,
Lloyd Niemann, merchant ma
rine and Marilyn Paneo, Wilson
Hall, announced their betrothal
The TKE house was the' scene
of a Mother's Club date dinner
Sunday. Among those present
were Dick Eusterweimann and
Joy Wachal; Bill Mooney and
Dorothy Quinn; Dick Horstmari
and Jane Hansen; Byron Thomp
son and Mary Taylor; Thorn Sny
der and Murt Pickett; Al Mfchelet
and Jo Kjelgaard; Randy Mc-
Ewen and Faye Graham; Paul
Thompson and Sheila Brown; Tom
Hunton and Barb Akeson; Chuck
Kuncl and Barb Clark; and Gary
Jones and Betty Swanson.
The Chi O Mardi Gras party
last weekend seems to have been
as much a success as usual. Some
of the couples present were:
Bobby Banks and John Shap
per; Pat Buck and Carl Peter
sen; Dottie Orchard and Cal
Kuska; Yvonne Moran and Burt
Lynn; Katy Kelly and Jack
Soder; Yolanda Davis and John
Lowe; Barbara Kissler and
Dixie Peters, and Annie Lam
mers and Fred Novak.
Kappa Alpha Theta reported
two social functions from last
weekend. The sorority had a cof-
iK?rea. why don't we bomb to Cole and Vaughn, not to men- false," says Nat. "They're as -thTFir
Manchuria? Why don't we win it tion the supplementary acts. portant to me as Kenton's brass Sej"
and get it over with? The answers Kenton mine the Artistry in' section is to him. I started with'?"Vw
to thest are because if anvnne rt L.K?.nton: us,,ng AnAJAiilsl.v-m. the Trin nH t rfrtht if T-u PP. intramural football games. Satur-
ican style using
a tune called
t r o m b o n
ist, took the
solo for the
"C o 1 1 a b o
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tn thocf i . . xvenvon, using uie niuauj iu
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world War. now. tomorrow
everyone realizes that in Korea
we are fighting some 500.000 Chi
nese Communists. Are they going
io quit iignung wnen we reach
the Korean-Manchurian border?
Then we'll be jockeying there.
now can we win it and eet it
If we once started a full scale
offensive we wouldn't be able
to quit until we had conquered
Asia or until we had so de
pleted ourselves that we could
be easily conquered. Ask any
military man ... are we ready
militarily to fight a third world
war? They will answer all in
accord, "NO." Some people say
well its coming sooner or later
so we had just as well get it
over with. If we wait, until
later, we have a chance for di
plomacy working or some un
foreseen factor which will serve
our purpose, but if we fight
now we will be doing Just what
they query ... it will all be
over with as far as America is
to attend their activities. It usually impresses an the responsibility for bringing this type of enter-
Instructor if a student is interested enough in his
particular college to take part in its extra-curricular
But. with the Elementary Education students,
the impression to be made by attending thia an
nual banquet means more than being In the good
graces of their instructors. In many Instances,
r the Implication Is given, during ticket sales,
that attendance at the banquet has some con
nection with a grade or a recommendation.
This writer could be entirely wrong could
liave heard incorrectly when many students griped
bout "what a way to get grades" when they paid
Hie $1.35 for the banquet ticket. This writer
could be mislead into thinking that attendance at
college functions should be' voluntary.
The attendance at the banquet will undoubt
edly be extremely satisfying to the elementary
ed leaders but we think it won't be to many
of the students. R. R.
tainment to the campus. We thank you. D. P.
The Week Ends ...
Today marks the end of the annual panhellenic
week which has involved meetings, banquets and
speakers. With the main purpose aimed toward
closer sorority union, The Nebraskan wonders as
to what results it will produce this year.
Will the week prove that each individual group
is reluctant to work outside of its inner walls, or
will it have proven a week of closer relationship
with lasting results."
Be slow to make a promise but swift to
keep it. Anonymous.
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I'm in the business."
At present, Nat is number
one as far as sales go at Capi
tol. He picks his own tunes and
selects the studio orchestra for
accompaniment. At the present
he is using Nelson Riddle's great
band. Nelson Is responsible for
such hits as "Nature Boy" and
"Too Younp." Following the
tour, the Trio plays "Chi" and
then back to the coast where
the Trio will do a couple of
pictures for MGM. They appear
in the picture, "Small-town
Girl" with Jane Powell.
My sincerest congratulations to
Duane Lake and all those con-
souri football game with the Phi
Intervarsity Christian Fellow
ship 5 p.m.
Faculty Coffee Hour Faculty
Lounge, Union, 4 p.m.
Cosmopolitan Club 12:30 p.m.,
Photo Lab, West Stadium.
fKDITOR'S NOTKi la Widncar'e
Daily Kobnukaa. aa aaelruli of IK. Ke
pabllcaa ilctorr at Ik. polU waa pahliiaed.
ThU inatrtli wai writtra by t 'kaiiet Hinne,
a active rUapabllcaa warfcer. Today, lb.
Nabraekaaj anked Kea Hrttroia to te
the vlewi of Dtaiocrat aa the fteaab
liraa victory, Rmnn, a awaatlair editor
of Tbe Kebradum, baa ertl.elr followed
tb. Drmocralk tide of Ike meat cant.
palca. He ! tbe ealbor af awet of lb.
an trie at th. A blaaeat Views Politic
They ask, "Why did the Demo
The only logical answer is: js holding down the vocal spot
iney man t lose nor ma tne ue- light, but she is far below par
publicans win me ivoi election.
Eisenhower's sweeping vic
tory was simply a personal,
popular victory over a man
whom no one knew four months
ago and who didn't claim to
hold all the answers to the
problems of the world. The
Eisenhower victory was not a
repudiation of Democratic prin
ciple nor an endorsement of the
planks of the Republican plat
form. It was a translation, into
political expression, of the ad
miration and confidence the
American people have for a
truly great general.
Many will disagree with this
position. They will say that the
Republican party soundly de
feated its opponents and that the
voters have embraced the Repub
lican party as the saviour of the
But the facts do not uphold this
view. On the contrary, the truth
is that the Republicans barely
managed to obtain control of the
two houses of Congress and that
control is strong enough only lor
oreanizational uurDoses. In every
other election when a presidential
candidate has received such a
solid endorsement by the elector
ate. his narty has been swept into
office with substantial majorities.
Not so in 1952. The gain of
the Republicans in House and
Senate is due almost entirely to
the personal attraction of Eisen-
bower. Indeed, it appears now
that Ike's support of McCarthy
and Jenner was perhaps abso
lutely essential for their re-election.
The Democratic party has noth
ing to be ashamed of except that
it could not successfully deflate
the extreme popularity of the Re
publican candidate. And, judging
from the amount or support
Eisenhower immediately received
upon his nomination, the Demo
cratic party, led effectively, if
not brilliantly, by Adlai Seven
son, succeeded in cutting Ike's
initial lead by a substantial
"Limelights." Maynard Ferguson,
formerly with Charlie Barnett's
band, amazed the audience with
a trumpet solo that a flute player
umtild hatrA Viarl rliffinllllv motpr.
cerned at the Union for brincing
Kenton supplied the background:"? ulc""'i" fccnaauonai eve
miKi(, ning of fine music and entertain
V. ... S4n hiiua to vn Ilium.
on tour with the innovation or
chestra. If some of you are
wondering, if Stan still books
night-spots for dancing, the an
swer is yes. Immediately follow
ing the tour, the Artistry In
Rhythm Band plays the Rustic
Room in New Jersey for two
weeks. Some of you no doubt
missed a couple of familiar
faces in the aggregation. I'm
speaking of vocalist June
Christy and drummer Shelly
Mann. They were standouts
with the band when It skyrock
eted to fame In the middle 40s,
playing suck tunes as "Tam
plco," "Willow Weep for Me,"
and "Come Back to Sorrento."
Since that time the percussion
department has been handled. i
by Stan Levy; but on the other ;!!
Haill, all KV VH-b-MI -"W
Kentons been having trouble.
After June left the crew, Jay
Johnston was with them for about
a year md was great. At this time,
however, he is in L.A. trying to
break into the movie business.
Helen Carr followed and was av
erage. At the present Kay Brown
When you need printing
be sure to see the
Goldenrod Stationery Store
215 North Uth Street
for Kenton. Stan himself quit the
music field for a short while in
'48 to continue his studies in
medicine. He hopes to obtain a
degree in psychiatry.
Sarah Vaughan was every bit
what the crowd anticipated,
brilliant In her vocals and
charming- In her personality.
The quality of her wonderful
voice is even more appreciated
in person than on recordings.
Such tunes as "Perdido" find
"Tenderly" more than con
firmed the fact that Sarah is
America's number one female
vocalist. While I was speaking
to her during Intermission, I
asked her why it was necessary
for a personality with her repu
tation and ability to have to
knock herself out on tours
when she could undoubtedly
stay in one of the larger cities
for an extended engagement.
She said that if an artist wants
to keep on top she must travel
and keen in contact with the pub
lic. To play one city month after';!;
month is all right, but to make'lil
an eight week tour such as this pi
insurres a fresh audience and Hi
gives the performer renewed con
fidence that her work is appre
ciated. At the close of the tour,
November 16, she has a few re
cording dates with Columbia and
a few night spot engagements.
Nat Cole well deserves the
"King." He thrilled the audi
ence with his new releases "Be
cause You're Mine," "Funny"
and "I'm Never Satisfied." Then
he reached way back, to the
1 VVPC $ 29.95
But this is all In retrospect.
We now have a president-elect.
It is up to all of us Democrat
or Rpubllcan to support him in
his efforts to fulfill his promises
to the American citizens.
He made enough of them. And,
if he is to keep the confidence of
the American people, he'd better
produce results in a hurry. Let's
hope he can. ...
YOU . . . the Shining Star of the
In this swishy, rustling dress . . . full, black taffeta skirt
high snug pleated "Empire" waistline and' white jersey
"sweater look" top be-daled with sparkling pearls and rhine
stones. Sizes 7-13. Just one from our new colltctio.
College Shop Second Floor
informal Homecoming Dance-
Saturday Night . . . Nov. IS
featuring Ralph Materia
and his orchestra
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