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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Tuesday, March 24, T953
lust Between Us . . .
By DON PIEPER and you will have earned a right to gripe. It
Editor takes no intelligence to sit around a room . and
Filings opened yesterday for Student Coun- expound on what's wrong with this and that. It
cH and class officers. does take intelligence and ambition, perserver-
Here Is something that would-be candidates ance, and fortitude to try to correct this and that
should think over: Talk is very cheap, and talk which will not be
"To begin with, we think the predominant emo- backed up with action has no validity. Only con
tion of your term of office, if you are elected, structive criticism, from someone who is willing
will be frustration. You will work, and talk and to act on his beliefs, carries any weight. The rest
talk, going back and forth between administration
and students. You will finally convince all neces
sary people that what you are proposing is cor
rect and should be done. Then you fill find out
that most of your classmates won't even notice
is just a rattling, and an empty wagon can do as
well."
I think that there are some very sensible ideas
here. There is no reason for cynicism to get the
best of candidates. Rather than cynicism, we need
what you've done, or if they have they will Just ambition and interest. Evidently, there isn't much
shrug it off."
This cynical bit comes from the Notre Dame
Scholastic a weekly news magazine. It was writ
ten as advice to candidates for class offices at the
South Bend school.
more interest at Notre Dame than there is at the
University of Nebraska.
This lack of interest is a very grave problem
indeed. A graduate student who has studied on
several other campuses said the other day that
Cynical thought it may be, there is a great deal this campus was almost "insipid." He complained
of truth in that description of class officers or,
for that matter, Student Councilmen. Consider
what else that Scholastic has to say on the sub
ject: "However, in spite of all the above (great deal
of the above was devoted to cynicism), you will
reap much enjoyment and satisfaction from serv
ice as a class officer. That satisfaction will come
In part from a picture in the Dome (yearbook) and
another line on a job application, but there will
be much more. You will get experience in get-
of apathy on other campuses, but never had he
seen so little interest in school affairs as he sees
at our school.
A good barometer of student interest is the
Student Council. At no time have Council mem
bers jumped headlong into campus problems. With
the possible exception of the parking investiga
tions, the Council hasn't done one thing beyond
its normal duties. I know about the Regents Book
Store affair. I also know that it was administra
tive pushing that made Council action effective. I
ting along with all kinds of people, which is al- do not condem the administration for asking stu-
ways valuable, and you will know more, and un
derstand more, about the inner workings of a
large University than a great majority of your
compatriots.
dent cooperation ' in the matter; nor do I condem
the Council for its cooperation. I think both were
handled well.
I do think, however, that more initiative could
have been shown. If you think that you can do
"But, most of all, we think, you will have the better next year, go to the Administration Build
satisfaction of having tried to improve your lot, ing and get an application.
NEBRASKAN EDITORIALS
They Played (Al Roles '
University students forgot they were students win admiration for the United States in the mock
and Americans last week as they assumed roles Assembly.
Of delegates to the United Nations in NUCWA's -A-
mock General Assembly. Part of the character of the American delegates
The conference, for the most part, was con- was undoubtedly provided by the University stu
vincing if not an admirable example of the op- dents. But some of it certainly was based on
rations of the UN Assembly student style.
But two factors prevented the conference from
being a complete success. The first was poor at
tendance at times. The second was the small
number of delegates who actually participated in
the Assembly and in committee meetings.
Lack of attendancewas extremely trouble-
, WORLD
REPORT
By PAUL MEANS
Staff Writer
TODAY'S HEADLINES. . . .Sen
Taft (R-O) reported Monday that
President Eisenhower is standing
pat on his nomination of Charles
Bohlen to be ambassador to Rus
sia. Taft, the Senate majority
leaaer, ana Chairman Wiley (R
Wis) of the Foreign Relations
Committee had a private meeting
with Eisenhower after the regular
Monday morning conference of
GOP congressional leaders with
the President. . . . Sen. Joe Mc
Carthy (R-Wis), fighting Bohlen's
nomination, called in the Senate
Monday for Bohlen to submit to a
lie detector test on certain secur
ity information he said is in Boh
len s files. . . .
A State Department official has
testified that Alger Hiss made
"unofficial" reports to the United
Nations in 1946 on Americans
seekiDg UN jobs. , . .
Gen. James Van Fleet, recently
retired because of age, said Mon
day that he doubts that the
United Nations forces in Korea
have enough ammunition to repel
any major offensive the Com
munists might mount. . , ,
Mao Bends Knee
To Moscow Reds
(KPITORS NOTE: Tlie fnllowlnc
ankle by Thomas La Stokes appeared ia
Ik Cltrrlana Press.
Would
35th And Holdrege
AHAg Banquet
Weaken Club Affairs
Chuck Beam
A
the
to honor members of their clubs
which have received awards dur
ing the year. If time were allotted
to eanh cluh to Dresent their hon
ors, it could very easily turn into
an all night anair.
I would like to suggest to the
members of the Ag Exec Board
that they try to schedule this all
campus get-together sometime in
the fall when a lack of campus
affairs is noted. Perhaps this
could be the answer to all the
previous points.
One parting thought congratu
lations to the Ag Exec Board for
MICHIGAN
actual attitude of the government toward world
events and smaller nations. In this respect, the
Assembly proved an eye opener.
NUCWA and Assembly participants presented
a remarkable replica of the UN in action. Speak
ers became so enthused at times during the con-
terence mat iney appeared to lorget they were
some Saturday morning in particular, when the University students. Communist delegates rallied
Assembly recessed two or three times in an ef- at the mention of Stalin, stamped their feet when
fort to round up a quorum and finally adjourned Russia was criticized and waved the flag of peace,
when it became evident that quorum could no Delegates , representing .India, remained free
longer be reconstituted. from Eastern or Western entanglements and almost
A number of delegations attended none of the established a third camp consisting of Asian, Arab
sessions, while many missed one or two of the and South American countries,
general meetings. The number of absentees was '
so noticeable that the Assembly passed a reso- Debate was intelligent, parli.u.ventary proce-
lution Saturday morning censuring all delegations dure excellent, the atmosphere convincing. But
too few delegates ran the -show. Too many dele
gations failed to appear for plenary sessions.
The training was superb for those who were
interested. K.R.
ncatding at least half of the meetings.
-TV ,
The small number of vitally interested partici
pants was first indicated on the initial roll-call
ballot on Wednesday afternoon. A large number
of delegates either voted "wrong," i.e., not in ac
cord with he actual UN voting record, or sim
ply followed the voting of other members of their
respective blocks. NUCWA supplying the block
lists.
The lack of working knowledge of UN and
world events was further demonstrated by the
number of delegates who spoke during the four
day conference. Few countries outside of the
Big Five and India offered resolutions or partici
pated in debate.
Only part of the reason was the naturally dom
inating position held by the United States. United
Kingdom, Soviet Union, Nationalist China, France
Public Interest
Today The Nebraskan begins a new service
to its readers. A daily report of student and fac
ulty traffic violators appears on the front page.
Although the listing is in conjunction with the
safety campaign of this paper, the news recorded
is a matter of public information and regular news
paper reporting.
Our primary concern is to publish news in the
public interest: our secondary concern is to point
up the very real necessity for concern in the mat
ter of safe driving.
Driving is not a game neither is the eKort of
nn Inn m T.alr rnt4(K..i j -
em .ffaJr. i,7. V "'IO 0 IM The n to make University students con
sign affairs, lack of parliamentary practice and scious of this fact.
Ui puoiic speaiung undoubtedly contributed
to the reticence of many delegates.
Several delegates remarked during the confer
ence that the part played by the United States in
the mock Assembly surprised them. Most observ
er, were rather shocked to hear United States del- fic violations is not
egates hollaring, calling names, makine snide tp.
marksin short, using what Americans normally
consider Russian tactics. Little difference was
evident between USSR and U.S. delegations.
The bull-headedness of the Americans and their
lack of concern for smaller UN nations did not
Yesteryear At MU .
By DICK E ALSTON
Staff Writer
"You can't prosecute a dead man," said a frosh
law student back in the "dark ages" of 1933. And
with these words, he fell heir to the "brown derby,"
the ancient and revered symbol of the dimmer
wit.
The Nebraskan reported the Incident this way:
"Dead men tell no tales nor execute actions, be
lieved Bill Comstock, freshman law student when
he offered his spring infected answer to a hypo
thetical case situation presented to the class by
Professor Orfield.
"Suppose,' , the professor suggested, 'that D
and X had quarreled, and in a fit of anger X had
seized a gun and shot and injured D. Feeling that
he should protect himself from Bn, -..u
from X, D seized another pistol that is handy and
We are not irresponsible youngsters, sitting in
our office trying to fill up the front page, we are
seriously concerned with the problem so out
standingly brought to our attention in the two re
cent and very serious accidents.
Our safety pledge which accompanies the traf-
a game. We feel that its func
tion is complete if students do no more than rec
ognize its existance, if they talk about safety, they
are thinking safety. Many or most accidents are
caused by more thoughtlessness an awareness of
this would, in itself, alleviate a bad situation. This
is our campaign.
Mao Tse-tung salutes the new
regime in Moscow, says Chinese
and Russian Communists "are
bound together by indestructible
ties of friendship."
China sent an official delega
tion to Moscow for Stalin's
funeral. Chinese Communists
already are familiarizing them-j
selves with the views of Premier
Malenkov, as expressed at the'
All-Union Congress last October.
So Mao's knee bends to Malen
kov & Co. without question. Mos
cow's tutelage continues without
break as the Chinese delegation
consults the new Russian leaders
on political, military and eco
nomic questions.
That may be disappointing to
many, who had hoped that the two
great Communist countries could
not work together. However, dur
ing the last year, there has been
increasing evidence that the Chi
nese and the Russians were get
ting along very well.
The Chinese have recognized
Russia's experience with Com
munist development and the Rus-j
sians seem to recognize that de
velopment in China will take a
long time.
Of course, the Russians mav get
impatient, as they did with Tito, i
try to hurry development faster i
than China can take it,
However, it may be that NATO
was responsible for Russia's im
patience with Tito. The threat
of developed military power that
could be used offensively, to de
tach the Eastern European states
from the Russian sphere, made
Russia in a hurry to complete its
! control in Eastern Europe, wipe
out an aouotrui elements.
China has demonstrated, in its
intervention in Korea, which
drove our forces back from' the
Yalu River (at heavy cost to the
First Marines.) that it can do
well enough in protecting the back
door to Russia. I susnect that
China's concern over the possibil
ity of action by Chiang Kai-shek's
forces does not match American
optimism. American military, au
thorities have made it quite plain
that we do not intend to engage
in operations on the Asiatic con
tinent. While that can change,
as it did in Korea, it seems plain
max western nower doe not
quick tour of the campus for
activities for the coming
month.
First we find the Dairy Royal
set for the weekend. After that
we have the Block and Bridle
Show, Farmer's Fair and the Star
light Dance.
.
With this quick tour out of the
way we will start on another
suggestion presented to the Ag
Exec Board. This group has been
toyinff with the idea of having
an all-camDus banouet suDDOrted coming up with this idea.
by all organizations on the Ag
campus.
This idea is very sound in some
respects, but I -find some loop
holes which should be cleared up.
First, I want to say that I am
definitely in favor of an all-
campus get-togethet.
However, I am wondering if
such a banquet as it now stands
would be good for the campus
First, to me it 'takes all the elorv
m firm, fho rinhs -Viioh havJis split about equally'
, .. . . 4u tlthree measures. Some
years. It is hard to believe that
the clubs could support this ban
quet and have one of their own.
For example, let me take the
Block and Bridle honors banquet,
which is held primarily to pay
tribute to some outstanding live
stock- man in the state nnri to
the memhers cf the livestock who can vote intelligently.
judging teams. point would there be to be allow
I don t see how it would be ing 18-year-oias to voter
T'S THE RULE
NU Council
Sets May 4
For Voting
By KAY NOSKY
Staff Writer
The Student Council recently
set May 4 as the day for electing
junior and senior class officers
and Student Council representa
tives. The Council has the job
of supervising the eligibility re
quirements for these elections,
aiding the organizations in their
elections, supervising all-University
elections, determining polling
places and tabulating ballots.
Representatives are elected by
organizations and by colleges. The
organizations represented on the
council are the Associated Women
Students, Barb Activities Board
for Women, Corn Cobs, Coed
Michigan legislators are ronsid- Counselors, Cosmopolitan Club,
ering three separate bills which (independent Students Association
would lower the legal voting age , succeeding organiza
by anywhere from one to three,
years' tion or group, Interfraternity
The Michigan State News, in an Council. Men's Coops and Resi
informal poll of the student body.'dence Halls, Panhellenic Associa-
First. to me it takes all the glory ,has decided that "student opinion tion Religious Welfare Council
. . .... T ; f nu.,,t Ay,nollw, n ii the . ....
student
comments:
"People are forcing more and
more responsibility on 18-year-olds.
I believe that most people,
if they have that responsibility, j tions of organizati0ns, since only
..ov. u t 4h,nw members of each group vote, they
there are very many 21 -year-olds; urge each to request council help
wnai.in conducting me eiecuon.
The Council has the right ac
cording to their constitution to
validate or invalidate each elec-
Opinion Is Divided
On Age For Voting
Tassels, University of Nebraska
Builders and the YWCA and
YMCA.
Although the council does not
have direct control over the elec
possible for the club to continue
with this banquet and yet sup
port the one suggested as an all
campus affair. Other such affairs
are the Alpha Zeta initiation, the
Home Economics Honors Dinner
and the Tri-K Dinner.
My
There's altogether too much
reasoning being done along the
lines that if I'm old enough to
fight, I'm old enough to vote, I m tion. An election be invalidated,
for example, if a name is left off
the ballot, if the number of bal
lots does not correspond to the
What? So Late?
Closing hours for Women's
tfVe houses "ft Kansas Ste "coHege! number of persons who vote. The
have been extended a half-hour, Council will also investigate any
clubs have at the present time
bers to attend their own ban- t0, 10:30 P-m-on,we!lc n.lgnts- rhe outside complaint concerning the
quels. Again I raise the question: ruling was made despite strong ekdion
. . 4. Students who will be sopho-
The freshmen feared a time ex-i , . .. . ,
, . .,, mores or juniors next year are
tension might hurt scholarship,! ..... j MrtkC. 4. frt,
result -in lnce sWn TTnnerrlass-: l" 'l""".
Would such an all-campus affair
receive the support to make it
a financial success?"
me nexi puim wnicn i woum icauii ui jesa sueey. uWcilU- . - ,. As rolleBe Arts and
like to present is that the clubs men had no such doubts-they n? ilege,A 1,erniEta"
usually hold their spring banquets voted for extension.
Union Cues
Union Workers Plan
Roller Skating Party
Shirley Murphy
Union workers will go whirling ant professor of English, will lead
about a skating rink Thursday! the discussion.
menace China or Far Eastern
Russia.
China is about to start on a
program of industrialization, as
Russia urged. But any realistic
night.
A worker from each committee
planned the roller skating party
slated for 7:30 p.m. Union per
sonnel will meet at the Union
before they go to the rink-
Admission is 50 cents. Union
workers may bring dates.
r -
Events during this week and
the week in which vacation be
gins are:
Tuesday Chess club meets at
5:15 p.m. Donna McCandless
teaches dancing from 7 to 9 p.m.
in me union Ballroom.
Wednesday "Ruggles of ReJ
Gap" with Charles Laughton wili
show at the Esquire Theater at
7:30 p.m. in the Film Society
series. Craft fchop is open at
p.m. in the Union basement.
Thursday Union workers
meet at 7:30 p.m. for roller skat
mg party.
Sunday "Keys of the King
dom," starring Gregory Peck,
Thomas Mitchell and Roddy Mc
Tuesday Dance lessons from 7
to 9 p.m. in the Pnion Ballroom.
Chess Club meeting at 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday Craft shop meets
at 7 p.m.
tion, Engineering, Teachers, Law,
Pharmacy and Dentistry.
The number of students repre
senting each college is determined
by the Council on the basis of
one representative for each 500
students. The ratio of men"-to
women is determined by the con
stitution. Only members of a col
lege will vote for the representa
tives of the college.
No senior representatives will
be elected in the elections May 4.
Instead, the Council elects five
holdover members from the pres
ent junior representatives at the
first meeting following the elec
tion. Three of these are chosen
as president and two vice-presi
dents.
survey of China's resources, which iDowell, will show at 7:30 p.m. in
are large but inaccessible, must the Uiion Ballroom. The movie
have indicated that Chinese de- is based on H. H. Cronin's novel
vcjupmem win not proceed as! of a Scottish priest in a China
rapidly as Russian development, mission.
The Russians, indeed, mav he Mnnria. Th
quite satisfied with a slower tempo
in China, particularly in heavv
industry, lest China aspire to be
the senior partner of the Com
munist alliance.
fired at X, but instead of injuring him the shot
kills him. Now could D be prosecuted, Mr. Corn
stock?' "'You can't prosecute a dead man decided
Comstock, who had been enjoying the beauties of
spring through the open window. And once again
the brown derby, so well known on the Nebraska
campus, finds a resting place on the head which
uttered the condemning remark.
it-
"The tradition of wearing the brown derby was
started by a freshman class a few years ago. The
freshman making the most unintelligent remark in
classes was to receive the hat for one week and it
was imperative that he wear it on all occasions.
The avoidance of making such thoughtless an
swers to questions asked in classes was in mind
when the tradition was started. Few desire to have
their ignorance revealed."
The Daily Nebraskan
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