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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Wednesdoy, February 4, 1953 O
lust M imn Us . . .
Br DON PIEPER
As I intimated yesterday, this column will be
a personal expression of the Editor's views.
Everything from weather to presidents will be dis
cussed in an informal way. I hope that we can
approach problems through this column cooly and
Just because this column will be written in
formally, It will not confine itself to light sub
jects. We will discuss the Student Council and
we will discuss the advisability of playing base
ball instead of studying.
There are few more powerful temptations for
college students to face than the warmth of spring
weather. There is something about newly bud
ded trees that inspires the collegian to water
fights and gives him a lust for underwear. Games
of catch on the front lawns of organized houses
also rates high on the list of spring time-wasters.
Now, your Daily Nebraskan is not going to come
out against enjoying the spring weather. We have
no intention of frowning upon baseball; we even
advocate picnics. If we say anything about spring
activities, it will probably be a warning against
a repetition of the ceremonies carried on last year.
Certainly the amount of bad publicity the Uni
versity received as a result of that light-hearted
endeavor should convince the student body that
there must be other ways to enjoy warm spring
February seems like an awfully early month
to start hammering about the moral issues in
volved in panty raids. Actually, the reason be
hind bringing the problem up was the weather
man's prediction that reasonably high temperatures
would continue to prevail. Reports special to
The Nebraskan from Kearney announce that tul
ips have shoved their heads above the soil in
that community. Of course, only those planted
near the house have showed a great deal of am
bition In this regard, but it might indicate a trend.
Warm weather is traditional death on study
ing. After all, how can profit and loss compete
with a warming sun. Spring seems to symbolize
freedom. The flowers are freed from their un
derground prisons. The leaves emerge from the
trees. The chlorophyll is released to make the
grass green. Why, then, shouldn't the poor stu
dent be given equal freedom?
Instead of freedom, the student is shackled
with heavy books and heavier eyelids. I don't
think that the scientists call it this, but nearly
everyone else use the the term: Spring Fever.
This disease presents quite determined opposition
to spring finals. Even the twelve-weeks exams
take a beating. Right now the flu is causing
trouble but just wait until the spring call to the
Along this line, I would like to suggest that the
student body keep in mind the remedy the Junior-Senior
Class Board has concocted to help tem
per the disease no one would be fool enough to
think that he could find a complete answer. Just
i t r a i . n . k r.i.i'Party overruns two Red positions
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Prom. This dance with a "name" band play
ing has replaced the traditional Junior-Senior
Prom. The old name scared underclassmen away
from the ticket-sellers and no name-band-dance
By PAUL MEANS
TODAY'S HEADLINES ..Eu
rope's grim search puts known,
flood toll . over 1,500 . Holland
worst hit with one-sixth of the
country under war.. Immediate
aid received from NATO, U.S. j
Lt. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor ar-
rives in Korea to take charge on!
U.S. Eiffth Armv . . . Allied raidine!
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can be successful unless the whole student body , any nation to achieve goal
Tentative arrangements call for the Prom to
be held in the Coliseum because that is the only
place that can hold enough people to make a
name-band-dance financially fruitful on March
But the Board needs underwriters. It is ob
vious that a party of the proportions mentioned
requires a rather large financial risk. After all,
name bands will not even look twice unless they
are offered something between one and two thou
sand dollars. The Coliseum doesn't come cheap
either. Therefore, the Board, on recommendation
of the Student Council, is collecting signatures of
Juniors and Seniors as underwriters of the dance.
As has been explained before, no one will be
responsible the dance will not even be held
unless 1,400 signatures are collected. This mfcans
that if there is a loss, it will be split 1,400 ways
Furthermore, it means that 1,400 people have
agreed to the idea of having a Prom. So far, due
to the campaign during the fee-paying, the Board
has collected 1,110 signatures. This is enough to
indicate that a great many University Juniors
and Seniors feel that a Prom will help class spirit.
Moreover, they want a Prom because they like
Nazis Seek Control
Of European Army
In a recent INS feature, Frank
L. Kluckhohn notes the startling
similarities between the new
Naziism in Germany today and
the early days of Hitler's rise to
Nazi dictatorship. A noted foreign
correspondent, Kluckholn was in
Germany during the Infant days
of Hitlerism and has just returned
to the United States from a sur
vey in Western Germany where
he made a careful Investigation of:
tne so-called neo-Nazilsm now
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TWO ON THE AISLE
If you are a Junior or Senior and you have not
signed the underwriting sheet yet, please think
over the issues involved. Any Board member
these people are your elected and appointed rep
resentatives will be glad to explain the whole
situation to you.
As far as Spring Fever is concerned, I prefer
it to flu. ,
acing A Godless University
In a university, particularly a state university
such as the University of Nebraska, the question
of the place of religion continually arises both
in the classroom and in extra-curricular affairs.
A common solution to the problem is to cite
the American tradition of separation between
church and state. Because the University is state
sponsored, the argument goes, there is no room
for the church on its campus. While religion
cannot be equated to the church, most observers
find it difficult to think of religion without its
institutionalized form, the church.
For that reason, religion is usually dismissed as
irreconcilable with an objective university.
But the division is an awkward one. Students
and professors find it impossible to leave their
religion on the doorsteps of Burnett Hall. One's
religion, whatever it may be, cannot be forgot
ten at the snap of the fingers.
Instead, it provides a background against
which the student evaluates every fact and every
theory he encounters in his studies. This, at least,
appears to be necessary if one assumes that a
student's religion is basic to his character and his
But a modern theory contends that the true
student must forget his own personality and his
own prejudices in the search for objective truth.
Religion, the theory says, has nothing to do with
And so, students are satisfied with limiting
their education to the laboratory, to factual social
studies and to the material world around them.
As Robert Frost observed:
"Our worship, humor, conscientiousness
Went long since to the dogs nnder the table.
And served ns right for having instituted
Downward comparisons. As long on earth
As onr comparisons were stoutly upward
With gods and angels, we wee men at least,
Bat little lower than the gods and angels.
But once comparisons were yielded downwsrd.
Once we began to see onr Images
wmgln, te.de,. of th. Western ftom ffo Qas$
Students Are Isolated
from Life's Problems
Kluckhohn states that "the
Nazi machine being reassembled
brazenly in West Germany, de
spite arrests in the British zone,
i a two-faced monster. One side
of the profile is innocently open
to public view, the other is
The neo-Nazi croup believes
that the time has come when all
military and political prisoners
By BOB SPEARMAN
Before I say anything about
"The Man Behind The Gun'.' I'll
tell you what I hope to do in this
weekly "Two on the Aisle" series.
We'll try, I hope to your satis
faction, to give the answer to that
question, "Which movie should we
go to see this week-end?"
With that in mind, here we go.
I dropped down to . the Varsity
Tuesday afternoon for "The Man
Behind The Gun." Randy Scott is
type-cast in this better than aver
age shoot-em-up epic as a devil
may-care soldier in disguise, with
a tremendous devotion to duty. In
this respect "The Man Behind The
Gun" reminds you of "High Noon"
in which the hero is torn between
love and duty. Scott's devotion to
duty is without any conflict,
which may be the reason why
"The Man Behind the Gun" is
not as good a movie. Incidentally
few westerns, if any, are as good
as "High Noon." . f
"The Man Behind the Gun"
deals with lowlessness in the Old
West, and I do mean Old West
California in the 1860's. In the
first 20 minutes, Randy arrives in
l Los Angeles to be taken for one,
la school teacher; two, an Army
! deserter who killed a fellow of-
From the moment matriculation, side
Ul U,JUMIL ficer in a duel and three. r"8h
MO! naSSeiDCtlCll 'em up killer intent upon killing
Viav tViot tVi ronton c in
the law abiding citizenry of early
should be released. As Paul Haus-c mmniKtn snmetimec hofnr nr'vorfw, v,a kc nf A,,- hrw California. As we. said though.
ser, one of the heads of the vet-jsnortiy afteri college students get I and disrupt "life" that "life" peo- Sc?u li really a soldier in dis
erans group and senior living an "all-knowing" grin from some- pie lift the lid and take away our suise. He tips his card and is dis
former SS general told the author, one out in ..the worid and are lethal toys covered for what he really is as
"Every German wants Germany tol(j sornethine to this effect. m. m. he tries to worm information
"The iime has come for ail of! JH t exist in aj e-. people, no. doubt, have iTm t saloon
mnitTrv men towork toother" " know whatYfe rialiy iS; do ial
he Midy together. situationth't ac&ally ISfSro to advocate .T?5 c'T31'"8, ""I,!,
TflnMrhnhn ctatn. that "th- face Society. College Students are nrnoram rloarlv n
1 r" Z.s .u. ' xt"'onlv idealists, not to be taken TCZ": ' ?" "!1IKi;r- rrom nere on ine pioi
uie ina!H.eu aiue oi uie uew-ixaii, r . ' n mvim."'? V1 experience. kju uejthickens and tne trouble Starts.
monster s iace is pernaps immeal-! - V lomer nana, me wor a is preiu
ately more dangerous. I ques- '"c"- su"cv "c:,diced aga nst anything with
tioned numerous persons as to!ca,use have not experienced i academic rjng tQ it
how, discreetly and secretly zV tl,: c When scholars nresent a solu-
firm trt n rAal lifo" nrVlom thaf
" ! HpflPfi Pa1itv it ic larffolv ho.
I am fed up with that sort of . cause the thinker has not been
derision! j allowed to study the realistic sit-
We have been cut off from so-uation. Scholars belong in libra
former' brown and black sMrts:of llfe situations,
had grabbed more of the machin
ery of at least two democratic
government parties than most re
alized. I received identical re
laboratories and classrooms,
people believe. If it is
problem of mathematics
the student is al-
but regard as inevitable, that they
eventually will dominate a Euro
pean Army. The author believes
East if they could not get an army
soon from the West
Reflected in the mud and even dust,
'Twas disillusion upon disillusion.
We were lost piecemeal to the animals,
Like people thrown out to delay the "wolves."
Concerned with the denial of religion at the
University, a group of students has set the com
ing weekend aside in order to evaluate the modern
day university and the University of Nebraska
and to discover the place of the Christian stu
dent in its program.
Faculty members will participate in discus
sion periods and will work with all interested
University, students to determine the answers to
problems which confront the Christian in a non
As reference material, a booklet entitled "The
Christian Student and the University" will be used.
Its chapters, and the sessions of the weekend con
ference, are divided into four parts: "Christian
Trt"YM t a &ni4 fVtA TTw it nfeittf "Tk a YTv?a-ci r en4
..... :. College news this week cen-
ine unKnown ooa," "ine contemporary couege- jtered around one thing-exams
and "The Christian Vocation to Studentship. From down Mizzou's way comes y
The booklet was written by outstanding college; the story about one of the more
educators, including two professors of philosophy, I intelligent rootoau
, m r i ,. . . . . . Jan industrious
a jiivivmvi J viu.suau bliu m o.uutiiv StUdV Of U 1 S
aie uivinny acnooi.
While neither the booklet nor the participat
ing faculty members pretend to know the answer
to the question of university religion, both should
provoke enough thought to enable serious stu
dents to attack the problem.
When universities and religion join hands to
investigate the world both the known and the
unknown laboratory and book knowledge will
assume their correct position in the complete education.
. . . iciety not by our own choosing but ries,
Maic fopiMViat tVioiri because "the world" does noti "life
chance lies in the Western plans I want to hear us. We have been; purely a proble
frr rnnctitiitinir flprman units nf ! placed in a "class box." We can land technology.
a European army. Their cry is, 'see outi and can rap on the glass! lowed to apply his formulas but
They need us now." iwith a chance of being momen- not recommend use of his find-
Responsible German officials, tarily noticed. At times someone 'ings.
according to the article, know the, in "life" hears us shouting and!
need for such arming but concede comes closer to laugh at ourj Therefore it will be my mis
that the neo-Nazis not only hope, drivel. ision to bring the actualities of
it we do not cause too mucn the world to the presently ideal
disturbance inside the box the istic and unrealistic college en-
neoDle in "life" will leave US alone . vimnmnt Tn oi'&rv r.nccihl ti..o.
that the Nazis would turn to the, to battle, scheme and chatter'we will try to escaDe our con-
t It all comes out all right in the
"'.end, though and Randy gets
All in all, this is a pretty good
movie. But if you enjoy going to
movies just to laugh at Holly
wood's little faux-paux's you'll
like the scene where the chorus
girls in the salon rustle their
bustles to "Some Sunday Morn
ing," a tune that wasn't around
in the 1860's. For that matter it
wasn't around until about the
1940's. Well, remember movies
are better than ever.
among ourselves. It is only when 'fines. But all the while the reader
we begin developing something in-
Texas U Dean Expects
Afeiv Integrity Record
Or, A Professor
must bear in mind that a eolum
nist is encased in the same glass
It will not be easy to bring a If he's brand-new at teaching, he
true story from "life" because1 lacks exDerienr.
IfLMhtthr)'. teaching all his life,
he's in a rut.
low graae on ?
an exam, he
raised his hand
and s a i d.t
"Don't y o u
think that th
first question v (
was a 1 i 1 1 1 ef
amphibious?" r '
boners on ex
ams at the
as much as possible. When theyi
ran nnt A n that that, ii.it! .. n
hang a curtain around us. Fur-!If uhe. doos,all the talking in class,
thermore, forces toward conform- I?8 in love wlth the sound 01
ity to society will be great, leav-' hls own V0lce
ing less chance to watch "life" .1 he leaves the discussion to
people. j others, he's just lazy for words.
If he gets his name in the news-
icyce dox, ena lor tne Detroit, papers, he's Dublicitv-mad.
liiHjlL1-?"!" ver appears in the public
prints, he s so much deadwood.
5 per cent touchdown passes aeainst Baiti-
No 82 per cent more in 1950 to establish the 1 h. I l.. .7i """....'
No opinion 10 per cent Lions' record for most scores in al"hhA"tB,e,." i,l"ntest'
other 3 per cent single game.
in a student nnimon noli takpiv
ja year ago, the same question was
asked. At that time only 45 per
cent of those interviewed said
chances were poor.
To give new impetus to the use
of television as an educational
medium, nine Midwestern univer
sities have formed the Allied Uni
versities tv council to plan eu
cooperative approach to this new
Participating are the University
lot Indiana, University of Ken
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INSURANCE "XtQtA POLIO ES
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TUESE PERMANENT PLAN
he's a popularity-seeker.
If he never goes to a game, he's
If he dresses decently, he's trying
to be a fashion-plate.
If he thinks about something be
sides clothes, he's a bum.
i If he seldom admits a mistake.
; hi. a di l uydlll.
Until that time the objective facts of the uni
versity cannot be fully evaluated on the campus
by the student. Today he seeks his yardstick
away from the campus and desperately fights to
retain his religion in the face of a godless uni
Yesteryear At Aff . . .
By DICK RALSTON
Probably the biggest and most noticeable
change in the last 20 years has been the sky
rocketing of prices.
Club breakfasts were served in the Temple
cafeteria for 10 cents.
History paper sold for 45 cents a ream.
Most used books were available at 25 to 50
Men's haircuts were 35 cents.
Five course dinner, including steaks or chops
were served at drug store for 35 cents.
The price of an afternoon at the movies was
15 cents; evenings, 25 cents.
Sounds like a Utopia, doesn't it?
But before you start dreaming too much about
"the gold old days, remember this was 1933, the
height of the depression. While prices have nearly
tripled in the past 20 years, incomes have risen
even more rapidly. The student who was going
to school on his pa's bankroll was a rarity then.
One plan adopted by the Board of Regents for
Ag campus provided students with all but Sun
day evening meals for $3 a week. Students were
employed to prepare the meals, and each student
eating under the plan had to help with the serv
Students, themselves, formed "boarding clubs"
and prepared their own meals. One such club
charged 1125 a week for two meals a day. The
group always had enough funds left over to have
a party at the end of the semester.
University of Wyoming must nave.tucky. University of Louisville,
convinced many msiruciors mai; university of Dayton, Miami Uni
their courses still remained some- versity (Ohio), Ohio State Uni
what of a mystery. j versity, University of Cincinnati
In a sociology exam, "personal- and Xavier University,
ity" was defined as the "organ-
ization of pregnant processes in1 The Westminster (Pa.) Holcad
the brain." The professo cf the, thinks that it is s "fallacy" to be-
course had been under tne im-,eve mat teacners aren't neces-
pression it had somethings to do sary.
with "regnant processes." I "Where would we get chaper-
Some of the biggest flubs were ons for our dances?" asks the Hol
found in freshman spelling. Im-'cad. Latest reports have not re-
agine the discouragement or iveaieci mat teacners noia an
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professor received "had writed"
for "had written" and "druggen"
,or "drugged" for "dragged."
Students at the University of
Texas will compile their best rec
ord of scholastic integrity this
year in more than a decade, ac
cording to the dean of students
Last year 148 students were
found guilty by the dicipline com
mittee of cheating on quizzes, sell
ing another person's books and
other acts of dishonesty.
The dean said that about 30
students will probably receive
penalties after January mid-se
"Something Is bound to go
wrong when 600,000 exams are
given," he said.
The University of Tennessee
engineering school has invented
an ingenious student helper.
When a student doesn't under
stand what the professor is talk
ing about, the puzzled student just
presses a button on his desk. An
electronic gadget lights up on the
professor's desk. and he takes
time out to explain questions.
College - students apparently
hold little hope for a speedy set
tlement of the Korean war.
In a survey by the Associated
Collegiate Press, students across
the nation were asked, "Do you
think the Korean War will be
over within six months?"
Office of text book informa-
r.i hLI tion nearly completes lists of texts
Mskt "w Editor i Haxllya Tytenifor all Courses,
equally high opinion of students.
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