The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 10, 1952, Image 1

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Teacher Meeting
A meeting sponsored by the
Teachers-Placement Bureau for
all University students who plan
to teach either next semester
or next fall will be held in the
Love Library auditorium Thurs
day at 4 p.m. announced Wil
liam H. Morton, director of the
bureau. '
Teacher Rating
An editorial resrardlnr the uM
of the Purdue Teacher Rating
Scale appears on Page 2,
Vole of a Great Midweslom University
VOL. 52 No. 58"
Wednesday, December 10, 1$5Z
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Lauded Tuesday
Beta Gamma Sigma
Selects Ten Seniors
More than 350 students, faculty members and guests
attended tne uonege or Business Administration recogni
tion banquet Tuesday evening in the Union Ballroom.
Beta Gamma Siema. national honorary bizad frater.
nity, made the first announcement of their new members
A .1 a i ir
Hnnuai aur
Auction Set
For Toniaht
Special Board Elects
'52 Activity Queen
By NANCY GARDINER
Staff Writer
Agreed that a crew of football
players may not make sttch a tidy
package to send home to mother
for Christmas; however, if that's
What mother wants, her whim
could be satisfied at the All Uni
versity Fund Auction Wednesday.
All sorts of little items can be
purchased at this auction.
Among the items sold at the
Auction will be the Innocents
Society, the Mortar Boards, five
Beauty Queens, AUF board.
Pep Queen, Danny Fogel (by
special request), Ugliest Man
On Campus, a page in The
Dally Nebraskan, many frater
nity and sorority pledge classes
and an autographed picture of
Ike. In addition, two persons
will be able to pay to throw
pies In the respective faces of
. Jim Terry and Dick Worrall.
A change will take place in this
year's auction concerning the se
lection of the 1953 Activity Queen.
The past system used ticket ballot
election. This year, the ticket bal
lot system has been replaced by
having the queen selected by a
seven-member board of four fac-
filtv momhura onri throA etiiHartt
Voters. This board chooses from
the six finalists.
Finalists for the title of Activ
ity Queen are Jan Harrison, The
Daily Nebraskan representative;
Jean Steffen, candidate fromLoU Beermann; Donna Gardner,
YWCA: Muriel Pickett, represent
ing Coed Counselors; Nancy
Hemphill, Union representative;
Donna Elliott, Associated Women
Students board candidate; and
Winnie Stoltz representing BABW.
The auction will begin at 7
p.m. in the Union Ballroom and
bidding will begin Immediately.
The '52 Activity Queen will be
presented by last year's Queen,
Sue Holmes, at 8:30 p.m. Imme
diately following her presenta
tion, the new Queen will ascend
the auctioneer's block and be
come another Item "for sale."
Bob Bachman will serve as auc
tioneer for the event.
Tickets for the auction are 25
cents and may either be pur
chased from AUF ticket . repre
sentatives or at the door of the
auction.
Language Group
To Hear Readings
Two DaDers will be presented
at the Thursday meeting of Phi
Sigma Iota romance language
honorary.
Sydna Fuchs will read a paper
en "Beaudelaire' and Hester Mor
rison one on "Theories Concerning
Maya Civilization."
The meeting will be held at 7:30
p.m. in the Union Faculty Lounge.
This meeting will end the
scheduled rroeram mettings of
Phi Siema Iota for the first sem
ester. Weekly teas at 4 p.m. will
be continued.
P. M. Headlines
By SALLY ADAMS
Staff Writer
Ike May Consult MacArthur
iresiaem-eieci wsennuwci "K . ;r' ;.: ,,,, f
tors, to obtain from Gen. Douglas MacArthur views on means of
ending the Korean war stalemate. wMnv hi
MacArthur, former Far East commander, said last Friday he
i - ., ' j j-!! .ni..4inn tn th Korean war. tie saia
Knows a -ciear na aeiuuw --- a0,lnhi- to he
if his ideas were solicited, he would make them available to we
appropriate authority.
aen. nenry u. uworsnan (n-iu'" - ---- .,;,,.,. .11
nrt m.Kansa. said thev feel sure Eisenhower will investigate all
angles of the Korean war.
Franrti Send TrOODS To MorOCCO
French troop reinforcements
Tuesday where rlots con 1
fOllce Degan large ernic cvuv"w.. -- . ,j rintinff
peans from native populated areas after nationalist-led rioting
reached nearly revolutionary proportions M",f;,0 Tnru of cas
French official figures scaled .down the previous "ports of cas
ualties and listed the number or aeaa at nve uia..
roccans. .mi
rw w..r PnrHno On O Street Block
n Kf.t rUn between 8th
to one hour by order of the Lancaster County Commissioners, xm.
area was formerly governed by parking meters. between j
Limit on the diagonal parking will be to "effect between 1
a.m. and 6 p.m. every day except Sundays and holidays. .
Control Board Asks Budget Increase
. . , rrwo,, tnA Rflv. Val'Peterson and Gov.'
ElecrRobert B. Crosby ttai The"'reason for its request for a 10 per
ntbudet increase for the next biennium was -primary due to
?he neeTfor eT&ta
erected in the past six years,
Coof HesoUon passed by the Nebraska State Council
" i! topw Emitted, asking minimum raises of $25
oi i-UDilC employees
a month for tofrtMto operale the 17
Institutions under its control for
July.
chosen on the basis
of high scholarship and business
ability.
The seniors are Marilyn
Kranau, Harold Seeberger, Wal
ter Tompkins, Donald Winkel
mann, Robert Baskins, Albert
Behmer, Martin Bohlmeyer,
Jean Couturier, Carl Engstrom
and Marilyn Housel.
Ten students ranking highest In
the 1951-52 freshman class in
Bizad were awarded The William
Gold achievement keys by Nathan
Gold in memory of his father.
Winners of the keys were
Jerome Barton, Ernest Enke,
Raymond Hruby, Homer Keni
son, Coe Kroese, Jr., Ann Lau
ner, John Luethje, Patricia Sav
age, Royce Tonjes and Mary
Waltz.
Scholarship awards went to
Marilyn Kranau, Lincoln Associ
ation of Insurance Agents Schol
arship: John R. Luethje, O. N.
Magee Memorial Scholarship; Rita
Dorn. Marlene Dumke ana uorO'
thv Sears. Edward H. wells Me
morial Scholarship; Joan Holden,
W. G. Langworthy Taylor bchoi'
arshiD: Martin Bohlmeyer, Ne
braska Association of Small Loan
Companies Scholarship and La
Vern Roschewski, Peat, Marwick,
Mitchell and Company Scholar
ship in accounting.
Robert G. Simmons, Chief
Justice of the Nebraska Su
preme Court, addressed the
group on his impressions of the
educational and economic phases
of the Far East.
Dean Earl S. Fullbrook was
treneral chairman of the banquet
Toastmaster was Kenneth Neff
nnrt master of ceremonies was
Karl Wellenslek.
Entertainment for the evening
was furnisnea DY jviarnyn xjciu.
vnralist accomDanied by Mary
violinist and
Ann Launer, dra-
matic reader.
NU, Lincoln
Join To Give
52 'Messiah'
Sunday's presentation of the
"Messiah," a Christmas oratorio
written by Handel, will feature,
among other things, six choral
groups, four guest soloists and the
University Symphony Orchestra.
The choral groups, from Lin
coln and the University, include:
The Agricultural Chorus, Uni
versity Singers, two University
choruses. Lincoln Male Chorus
and the School of Nursing chorus
The four soloists for this an
nual campus event Will be Diana
rcnmev. Harriet Moore, Herald
Stark and Dale Ganz.
The "Messiah," which this year
i. ..nHpr the direction of David
Foltz, was written in 1742.
It was first sang in Dublin, Ire
land, and has since been regarded
by many prominent musicians as
an "unbelievable musical feat,"
having been completed by Handel
in 23 days.
sena-
Andrew F. Schoep-
were flown to Casablanka, Morocco
;nd othet Eur0,
and 9th Streets has been limited
.Pnd to staff buildings
E , ctato Institutions.
the two-year period beginning next
Iwhich were
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By KEN RYSTROM
Managing Editor
An American L e e i o n
cnarge that "a certain pro
fessor in the University uses
a certain textbook" and that
"students can't swallow the
stuff" has touched off an investi
gation by a Legion committee.
ine charge came Monday
night from Joe Vinardi of
Omaha, chairman of the Un
American Activities Committee
of the Department of Nebraska
American Legion.
When Vinardi addressed the Le
gion post, he said, "If you could
find good Communist literature
and really fight ft. vour member
ship will really increase."
ine American Legion really has
a chance to shine if this becomes
a fight, he added.
The committee. aDDointed Tues.
day afternoon by Lincoln Legion
-ommanaer Maryeiien Lorton. in.
eludes Charles Thone. Donald
Wood and Roy Sheaff. It will in
vestigate in the absence of James
Harding, chairman of the local
Legion s Un-American Activities
committee.
Next step in the matter, how
ever, is up to the University,
Vinardi. said. Administration of
ficials told The Daily Nebraskan
that the charge had not been
formally presented to them and
that they could not comment on
the matter.
The "certain professor." ac
cording to R. C. Patterson, state
Legion adjutant, is Dr. E. N. An.
derson, professor of history. The
certain textbook," Vinardi said.
is "The State of Asia," issued un
der the auspices of the American
institute of Pacific Relations.
The book is not being used
during the present semester,
since the course in which it has
been used History 102, Cur
rent History of Asia is a sec
ond semester course. Dr. Ander
son taught the course and used
the book last semester.
Robert Sakaf. instructor in his.
tory, will teach the course next
semester, he told The Nebraskan.
Sakai said that he will not use
any textbook in the course. The
Sunday edition of the New York
Times will be used to supply in
formation on current events, he
added.
Vinardi, recently appointed to
the national Legion Un-American
Activities Committee, said
his information concerning the
book came from anonymous
phone calls to Lincoln Legion
headquarters. The calls, he said,
came from students enrolled in
the history course. They with
held their names, he said, for
"fear of flunking the course."
Adjutant Patterson, whose of
fice received the calls, said, "I got
some calls yes." But he told The
Nebraskan, "I have no idea how
many I got."
He was reported fa a Lincoln
newspaper, however, as having
said he received two or three calls
this fall with one caller indi.
eating he was speaking for a group
of others.
"I have nothing to say on this
(the phone calls)," he told The
Nebraskan. Patterson called the
incident "a tempest in the teapot."
Vinardi, according to an early
edition of the Lincoln Journal,
"has charged that Communist
activities have infiltrated the
University of Nebraska." In a
Dally Nebraskan interview,
however, he denied the accur
acy of the report and said, "I'm
certainly not charging there is a
Communist on campus."
He emphasised that he wanted
no part of any "witch hunt" His
only purpose in mentioning the
incident, he said, is to "expose
Communism."
Dr. Anderson was reported to
have said that the textbook is "a
reputable book put out by a repu
table publisher and written by
reputable authors."
He said, "In class work I have
John Whltlock and Norman
Scott have been named co-chairmen
of Engineers Week, April 30
and May 1.
The co-chairmen were select
ed by interviews held by the'
Engineers Executive Board.
Whltlock, a senior in chemical
AUF Names Slate
Of 1953 Officers
Candidates for the 1953 All Uni
versity Fund executive board
have been announced by Joan
Hanson, president.
The candidates and their re
spective offices are: president,
Rocky Yapp and Sue Brownlee;
vice resident of publicity. Har
riet Wenke and Marv Freedman;
vice president of solicitations, Joy
Wachal, Sally Jo speicner ana
Elden Wesely; treasurer, Carl
Mammel and Bill DeVries and
secretary. Bill Armstrong and
Donna Folmer. k
The election will be held Wed
nesday night after the annual
AUF auction. Present Board
Members will be the electors.
Althoueh this is the official
slate, additional nominations may
be made from the floor, Miss
Hanson explained.
As
always invited discussion and dis
agreement. I am not at all inter
ested in indoctrinating anyone
with anything but good democ
racy." Anderson said he felt that stu
dents should be taught what Com
munism is and how it operates.
Vinardi said he objected to
"trying to tram students that
Communism is political issue."
He called Communism an "in
ternal conspiracy to overthrow
the government"
In his Monday night speech
to the Lincoln American Legion
Post 3, Vinardi suggested to the
Legion that it ; "Initiate a pro
gram in the school system in
this city to require a loyalty
oath."
He later verified this statement
by declaring that he was "abso
lutely" in favor of such an oath
University instructors now sign a
loyalty oath required of all state
employees.
The book under fire, "The State
of Asia," is, according to the
jacket, "An up-to-date, authorita
tive and comprehensive survey by
leading experts covering events
in all 13 countries of eastern Asia
since 1945."
It was edited by Lawrence K
Rosinger and Associates, published
by Alfred A. Knopf and "issued
under the auspices of the Amen
can Institute of Pacific Relations."
According to the foreward, writ
ten by the executive vice-chair
man of the institute (IPR),
"The American Institute of Pa
cific Relations as an organization
does not itself express opinions
or advocate policies and therefore
does not accept responsibility for
views 'expressed in the book. For
all such statements of fact or
opinion in the various chapters
the individual writers are solely
responsible."
One of the chapters is written
by Owen and Eleanor Lattimore,
Lattimore has been under investi
gation by a Senate committee for
nis reiaiionsmp to if a.
The American Council of the
Institute of Pacific Relations,
according to the May . 14, 1951,
"Guide to Subversive Organiza
tions and Publications," is "cited
as a Communist front which
received funds from the Ameri
can People's Fund, another front
organized and directed by Fred
erick V. Field as a repository
for funds to be distributed to
Communist enterprises."
The guide was published by the
House Committee on Un-Ameri
can Activities.
A Senate internal security sub
committee, investigating IPR, has
charged that Lattimore was a
conscious articulate spokesman"
of pro-Communist views.
Lattimore, a Johns Hopkins
University professor and Far East
expen, is me omect oi a grand
jury probe ordered last Wek by
Attorney General McGranery. A
former part-time consultant to the
State Department, the professor
has been attacked in Congress as
the chief architect of the Amen
can China policy blamed by Ad
ministration critics for the fall of
the Chinese mainland to the Com
munists.
Lattimore was charged In
1950 by Sen. Joe McCarthy with
being a "Soviet agent." An in
vestigation by the Tydings com
mittee formally exonerated Lat
timore, but the same charges
were later presented to' the Mc
Carran committee.
The report of the committee,
made in July, 1952, denounced
Lattimore as a "conscious, ar
ticulate Instrument of the So
viet conspiracy." Lattimore
called the report "fantastic and
Inane."
The report concluded that IPR
"has been, in general, neither ob
jective nor nonpartisan, and (the
committee) concludes further that,
at least since the mid-1930's, the
net effect of the IPR activities on
United States public opinion has
been pro-Communist and pro-
goit To
engineering, is President of Sigma
Tau and a member of Engineer
ing Executive Board. Last year
he served as departmental co
chairman for chemical engineers.
Scott, a senior in civil engi
neering, is Vice-President of
American Society of Civil Engi
Activity Representatives
ACTIVITY QUEEN . . . One of the six coeds up for AUF Activity
Queen will be presented Wednesday at the auction. The candi
dates are (left to right) Donna Elliot. Jean Steffen, Muriel Pickett,
Jan Harrison, Nancy Hemphill. Winifred Stola is not pictured.
(Daily Nebraskan Photo by Darwin McAfee.)
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An Editorial
Right Here In Lincoln
Senator Joe McCarthy may be in Wisconsin and Sen
ator Pat McCarran may be in Nevada, but the residents
of Lincoln, Nebr., have the equivalent of these men in the
Lincoln American Legion Post 3 specifically in the Le
gion's Un-American Activities committee.
An intelligent, rational, unsuspecting University
professor became the target at a Monday night meeting
of the Legion Post of a "guilt by insinuation" attack
which at least equals any Communist-hunt carried on to
date by any person in this country.
Dr. E. N. Anderson, instructor second semester of last
year of History 102 the textbook for which was pub
lished by the Institute of Pacific Relations and contains
one chapter by Mr. and Mrs.
ter of the Lesrion charges which have resulted in the eS'
tablishment of a three-man committee, Charles Thone, Roy
Sheaff and Donald Wood, to
The American Legion began their smear-charges and
their "investigation" without one iota of fact or proof. In
their meeting Monday night, the Legion referred only to
"a certain professor in the University . . . uses a text book
students can't swallow the
the Legion finally said their man was Dr. Anderson and
the book was "The State of Asia" after considerable prod
ding by local newspaper people. The Legion has not filed
any sort of formal complaint against Anderson, the Uni
versity, or the use of the textbook. The only strength of
their "investigation" lies in the insinuation, smear and cries
of "pink" which are bound to reach the ears of state tax
payers and parents.
The Daily Nebraskan has no fears about the fate of
Dr. Anderson the protested book or History 102. The
American Legion and its "investigating committee"
have gone way out on . a limb and might, if they have
any sense, call it all off and retract their statements of
the last two days. This writer is betting that they
won't although such an action would be heartily wel
comed. The reason we think the Legion and its Un-American
committee and its "investigating" committee won't stop
now is that their action toward Dr. Anderson and the
University is typical of the McCarthy's, .the investigation,
the' American for Americans
fear-mongering that unfortunately seems destined to be
come part of our lives.
This writer was a member of the History 102 class,
has read the protested book and knows Dr. Anderson per
sonally. If any person present at the Legion meeting or
any Legion member who since then has made comments
on the situation parallel to Legion views had read the
book, was familiar with University history courses or
had bothered to contact or talk with Dr. Anderson, he
would have realized how dead wrong he was.
Undoubtedly, the entire
and administration will be entirely in support of Dr. An
derson. The Daily Nebraskan staff certainly is.
' But the fact remains that McCarthy stactics Ameri
can Legion tactics have been used to cast aspersion and
doubt on the reputation of
college course right here in
University students and
long and hard about what has
They should devote a considerable amount of rational think
ing to those questions ultimately posed by the McCarthy s
of the American Legion:
Are we free to think? Are we free to read? Are
we free to have our own opinions? Are we free to ex
amine, to analyze and then to choose what we find to
be right? R.R.
Soviet, and has frequently and
repeatedly been such as to serve
international Communist, Chinese
Communist and Soviet interests,
and to subvert the interests of the
United States. . ."
"But for the machinations of
the small group that controlled
(IPR), China would be free," the
report said.
Congress has not acted on the
report.
The committee recommended
"that the Department of Justice
submit to a grand jury the ques
neers and a member of Sigma
Tau.
Purpose of E-Week is to inter
est high school students in the
College of Engineering. E-Week,
featuring tours, displays, and dis
cussion groups, is meant to stress
the academic side of the Univer-
If If B IS H n M
Kn
Owen Lattimore is the cen
investigate the matter.
stuff." In addition to this,
in short, is typical of the
University student, faculty
one man, one book and one
Lincoln, Nebr.
their instructors should think
happened to Dr. Anderson.
tion of whether perjury has been
committed before the subcommit'
tee by Owen Lattimore."
Last summer the State Depart
ment received from an "official
security source" a report that
Owen Lattimore was making ar
rangements to travel to the
USSR," according to the Depart
ment of State Bulletin. Upon in
vestigation. however, the FBI re
ported that the charge, made by
a travel agent, was wholly false.
The State Department then apolO'
gized to Lattimore "over the em
barrassment caused him."
-ween
sity and academic organization
within the Engineering college.
This year the emphasis will
be placed- on fewer and better
displays in an attempt to cut
down on the length of the
E-Week program. The expo
sition will display engineering
equipment and University En
gineering facilities.
E-Week is open to all Univer
sity students and faculty.
Departmental chairmen for E
Week are: Electrical. Paul Mose-
man and Art Gross: Architecture,
Tad Tucker and Jack Savage;
Mechanical. Bernie Kittle and
Chuck Schade; Civil, Jack Bale
and Les Martin; Chemical, Dick
Pusateri and Lloyd Keller; Agri
cultural, Gordon Kruse and Bill
Stout.
Completing the board are:
Dean Buckingham, Secretary
Treasurer; William Bailey, ban
quet; Curt Sorensen, contest;
Glen Vest, convocation; Victor
Roh, field day; Stanley Smith,
inquiries; Ted Kratt, program;
Bob Peterson, John Marx,
Tish Barry, publicity; Henry
Wulf, ribbon sales; D'ck Bier
man, traffic; Bob Parsons, win
dow displays; Paul Sienknecht,
guides; and Jack Warren, En
gineering Mechanics. ,
Students Of
History 102
'Disgusted1
By SALLY ADAMS
Staff Writer -,'"...,.
"I was disgusted."
This is the reaction of students
to the American Legion investi
gation of Dr. E. N. Anderson.
University history professor.'
Jan Corrlck, university sen
ior, was one of those students
who studied current history last
spring under Dr. Anderson.
She did not realize that the
Institute of Pacific Relations,
publisher of the class text book,
was under Investigation for un
American activities.
"I think Dr. Anderson was
fair and welcomed any class
discussion," Miss Corrick said.
"I was disgusted when I read
about the investigation, and I
thought it was very typical of
the American Legion."
Polly Ackerson, another for
mer history student, said she was
aware that the book was pub
lished by the IPR. She said she
and her father both objected to
using the book in the class.
"I had just done a term paper
report on Lattimore and McCar
thy," she said. "I had already
decided I was against Lattimore.
read the chanter written by
Lattimore and didn't agree with
it.
"My father thought Lattimore
and the Institute of Pacific Rela
tions were Communistic," she
said. "He couldn't see why a pro
fessor who was aware of this fact
would use this book except for a
certain purpose."
Miss Ackerson said Dr. Ander
son presented his class discus
sion fairly. She was disgusted,
however, because he took the
Democratic party's point of view.
Her reaction to the announce
ment of investigation was that
she bated to see the class and
the instructor labeled by a
committee if he were innocent.
She feared repercussions of
such an action.
"If it brings out the truth, then
it's okay," she said, "if it clears
his name or brings evidence to
support the charges."
Ruth Raymond, editor of The
Daily Nebraskan, also was a stu
dent in Dr. Anderson's class. She
said she was aware that the IPR
(Continued on Page 4)
By LI LA WANEK
Staff Writer
There was a Russian who spent
a year in America and returned
to tell his adventures to his friend.
"Boris," he said, "if you like it
here, you should see America.
You drive around in a limousine
for free. You eat dinners at the
finest hotels for free. You stay
in beautiful rooms for free."
Boris was amazed. "All this
happened to you?"
"To me, no; to my sister, yes.
A certain firm had the fol
lowing legend printed on its
salary receipt forms: "Your
salary is your personal busi
ness, and should not be dis
closed to anyone." The new em
ployee, In signing the receipt,
added, "I won't mention it to
anybody. I'm just as ashamed
of it as you are."
Coed: If wishes came true.
what would you wish for?
Joe C.: Gosh, I'm afraid to tell
you.
Coed: Go ahead, sap, what do
you think I brought up this wish
ing business for? . .. '
Cloudy
skies, colder
t emperatures
and light snow
late in the
evening is the
forecast for
today.
While prac
ticing for the
grand march,
o n e of t h e
freshmen
looked rather Cloudy '
ill. A major noticed it and said,
"What's the matter Vith you?"
"I've got a pain in my abdo
men," said the new recruit
"Your abdomen!" exclaimed the
major. "You mean your stomach.
Don't you know only officers have
abdomens." --
At a dinner party, the subject
of eternal life and future pun
ishment came up for a long dis
cussion, in which Mark Twain,
who was present (for purposes
of this story), took no part. A
lady near him turned suddenly '
toward him and exclaimed:
! "Why don't you say anything?
I want your opinion." -
Twain replied gravely: "Ma
dam, you must excuse me. X am
silent of necessity. I have
friends in bath places."
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