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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Ml Meimm Us...
- , " . By DON PIEPER
- Safety, we will all agree, should be encouraged.
This semester your Daily Nebraskan has been try
ing to encourage it.
But we have been plagued with a singular lack
of constructive programs which would bring tan
gible results. Now, I believe, we have one.
Friday, May 1, The Nebraskan and the Lincoln
Junior Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring an
the back bumper of your car. By some miracle
moving or parked. Of course, because tailights are
turned off, parked cars are a road hazard. It is
impossible to turn' off scotch-lite. Since 90 per
cent of safety is visibility, the scotch-lite program
will undoubtedly bring the kind of Results The
Nebraskan has been working for throughout the
Until now, we have been stabbing in the dark
hoDing to hit upon a good idea. We know that
advance sale of scotch-lite bumper strips on the we have been dealing in hazy, far-flung phrases,
campus. May 2 the Jaycees will kick off a "sky's But there didn't seem to be a more concrete an
swer to our safety problem.
the limit" scotch-lite campaign in Lincoln ana
they have agreed to work with The Nebraskan
and set up a station here on campus before their
Before I go any further, it is only fair that I
describe a scotch-lite bumper strip and the tan
gible results we expect it to bring. The strips,
which are about an inch wide, are placed along
the back bumper of your car. By some miracle
of science these strips have an extra-high visi
bility rating they show up at night far better
than regulation tail lights.
And what will the tangible results be? Statis
tics have shown that cars with scotch-lite strips on
If you drive, take your car to the scotch-lite
station Friday. Or, if you can't make it Friday,
go downtown after Saturday and let the Jaycees
fix up your auto there.
This isn't just promotion by the Jaycees and
The Daily Nebraskan. The governor, the mayor,
the city council, the ,city public health and safety
director and the police department have shown
a great deal of enthusiasm about the plan.
Pledges are fine but here is a method of really
doing something constructive to further traffic
Suicide Is The Only Solution
Disinterested college professors have been kill- economic status of the student today and the non
By PAUL MEANS ,
TODAY'S HEADLINES. , . foes
of the Tidelands bill to give coas
tal states title to their oil-rich off
shore submerged lands agreed
Tuesday to end their filibuster
next Tuesday and permit a vote
on the controversial measure.
Secretary of State Dulles told
Congress Tuesday that the Norm
Atlantic Treaty Organization will
increase the "combat effective
ness" of its troops almost one
third by next, December. The Al
lies today gave the Communists
their choice of quick progress or
a new suspension of the Korean
War armistice talks.
Communist China joined Russia
today in calling for a five-power
peace pact between the United
States, Russia, Britain, France,
and Red China.
ing off British students, according to a recent
And, if the saying is true, as goes Britain,
so goes the United States.
Avoiding dark corners and scurrying past in
structors' doors, however, is not the way for a
student to avoid losing his life.
Curiously enough, according to the report on
the British deaths, the best way to stay alive is
to keep hounding professors until they will talk
For the British professors are not really so
.4 on (rami ic as View rnlcrhf ennnrl. Thev have Sim-
,,we tn ri hv their "non- professors show in them
accessibility" on non-academic bases.
One professor suggested that "the bulk of men
tar distress stems from. two main factors: The
Gen. Mark Clark, U.S. Far Eastern commander,
has recruited the almighty American dollar for
frontline duty in Korea.
He offered $50,000 reward to every Communist
flier who delivers a Russian-built jet to the Al
lies and promised an extra bonus of $50,000 to the
first Red airman to fly to freedom.
At first glance, the general may appear to be
extremely liberal with the taxpayers' money. But
if cost of construction of a MIG-15 anywhere ap
proaches the cost of an F-86 ($870,000 according
to Air Force Magazine), Clark will be buying jets
for a lot Jess than the Reds can produce them.
It appears strange for Russia to be producing
planes for us to buyparticularly since the pay
ment will go into the pockets of a middle man, a
The only problem raised by the new-found
source of military supplies is the possible unem
ployment which is apt to result in the United
States when our industries can no longer meet the
low cost of the competitor's product.
But until the American defense worker is
forced to sell apples on the street, the new pro
gram appears to be economical. In fact, it might
soon become a bargain counter for purchasing
tanks, mortars, rifleg and all the supplies of war.
All of which goes to prove that Americans can
buy their way out of anything. K.R.
The news article reports that "a postwar wave
of suicides among students at Britain's two ma
jor universities has caused authorities to seek a
reason for the outbreak of 'despair deaths'."
accessibility of many tutors, except on a purely
Oxford's undergraduate newspaper Cherwell
said in an editorial, "All but insensitive fools
must question the lackadaisical attitude which the
university authorities seem to show toward the
provision of adequate psychoanalytic guidance for
In other words lack of consultation between
teacher and student has become an occupational
hazard among undergraduates.
Perhaps the students at Oxford and Cambridge
are more sensitive to the lack of interest which
Perhaps no University
students have gone into mourning because the
faculty was too busy or disinterested to consult
with them on psychological problems.
Maybe the University of Nebraska has no prob
lems concerning student-teacher relations.
But I've been trying for a week to contact the
reader who graded my English theme. And I
can't find him.
Is suicide the only answer? K.R.
Not Much Time
There's not much time left to turn in your
original theme, essay, term paper, short story,
book review or whatever else you have that's good
writing and would be of interest to the student
Unfortunately, we didn't think of this new
policy early enough in the semester. We think
that our literary section is a good idea and we
hope to see it grow in future years.
But, right now, why don't you stuients who
write well, turn in a type-written manuscript of
yourbest work to The Nebraskan as quickly as
possible? We are more than willing to publish
your work and we think that the rest of the stu
dents are willing to read the work of their col
For some good, solid entertainment, take in
ihe Kosmet Klub's production of "Anything Goes." loss and they are thus a special
From all the advance rumors, It sounds as ifilarSet in the next campaign.
KK has put some top-notch acting and singing
together with a wonderful story and beautiful
In all, it sounds like a good night's entertain
Won't Indict Joe'
(EDlTOK'S NOTE: The followliu article
ay Dorta Fleeaoa appeared la the April
IMa edllioa of lb Waiblaitoa Star.)
WASHINGTON Justice de
partment lawyers with important
investigative experience assert
that it is not possible to indict
Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy on the
basis of the report handed the
department last November by a
senate rules sub-committee on
privileges and elections.
This opinion, which comes from
men of character, would appear to
deprive the adminsitration of a
usefuul reserve weapon in case the
senator from Wisconsin persists in
running his own state department.
It does relieve Attorney General
Herbert Brownell of the suspicion
that he was not moving against
the senator out of deliberate -political
The score for McCarthy is
two down and one to go.
The sub-committee itself did not
recommend action when it sub
mitted the same report to the
incoming Republicans. The Repub
lican leadership has ignored the
entire matter and it is not now
possible to get from the rules
committee, whose present chair
man is sen. McCarthy's mend,
Sen. William Jenner, a copy of
the report. j
This leaves only the internal
revenue bureau to be heard from.
Since so much of the report dealt
with the senator's finances, a copy
was sent there for perusal by
the income tax sleuth.
Democrats cling to a certain
stubborn cynicism with respect
to all these matters.
They are convinced that Re
publican politicians will prevent
an administration break with Mc
Carthy so they can use his pecu
liar talents in the effort to defeat
the outstanding liberal Democrats
whose terms expire next year.
This group includes Sens. Doug
las of Illinois, Humphrey of Min
nesota, Anderson of New Mexico,
Murray of Montana, Neely of West
Virginia, Green of Rhode Island
and Kefauver of Tennesee. They
last ran in 1948 and pulled im
portant strength Into the success
ful re-election effort of former
They are far more than seven
senators. They are a substantial
1ITUE MAN ON CAMPUS
Wednesday, April29,J 953
BvBibterTVVO ON THE AISLE
student'! auestlon araln. just try to
look intelligent and ask him to look it up for himself and make
a report On it."
Fear Of Radicalism Has Made
Youth Afraid To Question
(From the H-SU Brand, pub
lished at Hardin-Simmons Uni
versity, Abilene, Tex.
We are sometimes amazed at
how easy it is to acquire the rep-
and able segment of the hard
core of liberalism in their party
and in the senate. Their defeat
would have far wHer repercus
sions than the merely numerical
Provost Corps meeting at 7:30
p.m., Room ZUO, m&in cunning.
r '. .. ' . 4(1. OA
Intervarsiiy meeunj ai n.ov
p.m., Koom aid, union.
Student-Faculty Coffee hour at
4 p.m., Faculty Lounge, Union.
Student uouncu meeung ai t
p.m., Koom 313, union.
Delta Sigma Theta meeting at
5 p.m., Room 316, Union.
AUF meeting- at o p.m., Koom
Kappa Alpna nu dinner ai o:ou
p.m., Parlor A, Union.
Athletic Department dinner at
6:45 p.m., Parlor B.C.. Union.
Young Republicans meeting at
7:15 p.m., Room 315, Union.
Alpha Kappa Psi meeting at
7:30 p.m., Room 313, Union.
As Student's Hospitality Day at
Ag Campus, all day.
ROTC parade at 4:15 p.m.,
Women's Athletic Field.
Kosmet Klub Spring Show,
"Anything Goes" at 8 p.m., Ne
Union Dance Lessons from 7:30
to 9:30 p.m., Union Ball Room.
Home Ec Club at 4:30 p.m.,
Home Ec Building parlors.
Robert Ripley's "Believe It Or
Not" display starts at City Hall.
Ag Students Bull Session at 7:30
p.m., Ag College Activities Build
ing. Physics Colloquium at 4:15 p.m.,
Room 211, Brace Lab.
Yesteryear At Af( . . .
By DICK RALSTON
If anyone tries to tell you to vote for Joe
Blow because he's backed by the "faction", or to
vote for John Doe because he isn't backed by the
"faction", in next Monday's election, just laugh in
Who does he think you are anyway? A fresh
man? Clue him in that you're a sophomore and know
that there .are no "factions" on the campus. Tell
him this stuff sbout "the All-University Party is a
lot of hooie.
Engineer Open House starts
from 2 to 5:30 p.m. and from 7
to 10 p.m.
Kosmet Klub Spring Show,
"Anything Goes" at 8 p.m. Ne
person might be but surely a
utation of being a "radical."
In recent years it has become
increasingly unpopular to be radi
cal in thinking if not in action.
Radical has gotten the connotation
of hot headed throat cutting and
general disdain for authority and
tradition, and radicalism is dis
couraged. Yet we think that this business
of supressing radical tendencies
can be carried too far. The lead-
ins brains of the nation are at
present worried about the quiet
pessimism and fatalism of the
younger generation which includes
us. Youth is not radical, tney say
it is conservative to the point
of being frightening.
But it has always been the
question authority and tradition
if they stand under scrutiny they
are accepted and if they fail to
measure up they are suspect. But
our fear of radicalism has made
even the young afraid to question
and probe tradition.
We have been asking a lot of
questions and making many ob
servations from the vantage point
of youth. We still have a lot of
faith in tradition and authority
and we wouldn't harm either one
but it is wrong to continue to
question and learn Is that radical?
If it is we plead guilty as charged.
In a cemetery at South Bethle
hem, Pennsylvania, this sign ap
pears: "Persons are prohibited
from picking flowers from any but
their own graves."
Safety Campaign. . .
One of the easiest ways to seek
death in the old days was to blow
out the gas. The present way is to
step on it.
By BOB SPEARMAN
Sunday night was a good time
to see "The President's Lady."
There was a sneak preview along
with the Lady which made the
Lady worth the 65 cents.
The sneak was called "Pick Up
on South Street." This little one-hour-twenty-minute
one of the best high-tension, high
ly thrilling, cop-and-robber come
dies Hollywood has produced in
many miles of celluloid.
Richard Widmark and RRrrr
Jean Peters starred in "Pick
Up on South Street." Oh yes,
South Street in New York, not
South Street in Lincoln.
You've heard the old adage that
there's honor among thieves?
Well, this movie illustrates the
point. The hero is a "cannon"
verbiage used by the underworld
to signify a pickpocket. Also, the
gal in the movie is a reformed
. . . well, a reformed gal. The
hero was Widmark, the girl was
Most of the movie Miss Peters
was torn between reforming Wid
mark and disentangling herself
from some Commie Spies. (I
know it sounds corny, but It was
good.) The Commies, FBI and
police were trying to track down
some film which Widmark had
lifted from his Miss Peter's purse,
thinking he was getting nothing
This was an involved movie,
but it was a good one. The script
was well-written, at least it was
well-written from this college
The bit parts were very deli
cately handled. The music was
good, too. The song "Again,"
popular three years ago, forms
the background music for all
the passion scenes. The song
is played throughout most of
In short, when this movie comes
around again as a feature, be sure
to see it. It is by all odds one
of the better movies that will
be released this year. The fore
going sentence, I hasten to add,
is my opinion, but so is this whole
If you don't like the movies
I suggest, don't come running to
me for your 65 measly cents. Just
send in Letterip, and The Daily
Nebraskan will get itself a new
As for "The President's Lady"
just ask your history prof about
it. He probably saw it. He also
undoubtedly knows more about
Andrew Jackson and wife Racheal
than I do.
He: "Well, I'll show you a few
steps they're on the end of the
1st coed: "Have you seen Lu
cille's new evening gown?
2nd coed: "No, what does it look
1st coed: "Well, in most places,
it looks quite a lot like Lucille "
From The Glass Box
i It's Liberalism In US.
But Socialism Elsewhere
Liberals are everywhere. They
crop up at parties, in church and,
of persoial qualities. Can he be a
worthwhile member? Will he
of such a foundation that this platform is pre
"The Blue Shirt Faction and its candidates, I
therefore, pledge themselves to:
"Complete and wholehearted suport of the pro
posed 'blanket' student activity tax, whose adop
tion, we believe, would mean economy to the
individual student, general rehabilitation of ac
tivities and establishment of definite, much needed
bonds of unity within the student body.
"Further agitation and active work for the re
vision and liberalization of student social regula
tions, the present rules, as set forth in the Unl-
I was recently shocked by an
incident which occurred right work hard and be a credit to the
here on our campus. Ever since organization? These are the
I have been at Nebraska. I have things an active should ask him
been amazed at the degree of re- self when deciding on pledging a
man should be judged on points j most conspicuously, in politics, to
men uuu a lew ui me places.
At parties they are the floaters
who, when somebody gets to the
"sloppy" stage and starts tearing
up the place, say:
"I don t see anything so wrong
ligious toleration and freedom1 new member but never on the; with him. I'm a liberal about such
which exists here and now an in-, basis of faith and that alone!
cident has arisen which I think We at the University have come
deserves our utmost attention. ; here to secure an education, an
things, so it doesn't bother me."
In church the liberal is the
person who will listen to the
Recently, a friend of mine, of! education which includes the! Preacher every Sunday after
a I- . - a m a..1 1IIm lilr a th 1 awtI 1 amll an ran at IT
Doesn't he know tfiat student political parties versity catalogue, being inadequate and even dct
are outlawed? rimental because of their antiquity.
They weren t outlawed in 1933 though. There Further extension of athletic privileges to
were actually three parties on the campus: the the general student body, including removal of the
Blue Shirt Faction, the Yellow Jacket Faction and ban on mixed swimming in the coliseum pool
the Barb Faction. However, the Yellow Jackets "Ceaseless work for all proposals promising to
and the Barbs formed a coalition by which they liberalize education at this University; promotion
controlled the election the previous year and were of all valuable extra-curricular activity; continu
attempting to do so again. ous endeavor to increase the value of the institu-
Political parties bring political platforms. tion and its work to the state and the people
The Blue Shirts ran their platform in The Ne- whose institution it is."
braskan for nearly a week before the election: In contrast, the Barb-Yellow Jackets (the coal
"Wishing the students to know the aims and itlon in power) submitted this model of brevity
purposes for which the Blue Shirt Faction stands, on the day before the election:
the party has drawn up a statement of ideals which "To the, student body of the University of Ne-
Its candidates are pledged to support. The faction braska:
believes that the best interests of student govern- "We, the Yellow Jacket-Barb Faction, submit
ment may be served only if those interests are our past record and performances for your in
built on a firm purposive (ouch) foundation, and spection."
it is to formulate and define the component parts The Blue Shirts won.
The Daiiy Nebraskan
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,ra EtHio Ea Da Mar
By HANK GIBSON
This is the story of little Prairie
Mary, a Sigma Phlegm from Rup
tured Springs, Neb. Mary had a
happy life, in her quaint Sand
Hills home and may have gone on
to be a wonderful homemaker if
she hadn't made her big mistake
in the University. It is my hope
that the sad and rather poignant
tale this story tells will cause you
to feel pity ior little Mary and
perhaps even forgive her.
Mary began her college career
a shining example of goodness.
She always went to class, never
missed a convocation and fol
lowed to the letter the rules of
the U.N.K.V.D., which was the
coed police force and governing
body. ! : v.
That is, she' was a shining ex
ample until she met Rasputin. Of
course, it could have happened
with anyone; but the fact is that
it did happen with Rasputin the
night of his fraternity's party, the
annual Alpha Cholera "Come as
you Bathe" Ball.
Little Prairie Mary insisted that
Rasputin take her home from the
dance in plenty of time to make
the curfew, and so, even before
the last strains of "I'll See You
in mv Dreams" had faHprf. thpv
Ed Bern ., , ..
Clrculatloa Minuter Pan Beraaea, tomm sippia WCIC ln aspuun s car, neaaing
Mbt Jiewa Editor Chuck Beam 'f Of the SOrority house. But the
Aatt Sparta Kdttar
..Teen Weed ward. Jan Harrtaon,
Marllya Tyaoa, Naaey Gardiner
, Glataa Nelaoa
Marianne Ranem, Marilyn Huttoa, Natalia Rati, Cynthia Rea-
nrrnn, niina uearn. Kay NoaKy, none Ahlarbweda, Marllya
Mitchell, Naaey Odum, Fhyllls Herahherrer. Beth Ron her.
Klalne Hmlthberier. Jan Carmen. Doa Jarkaon, Graea Harvey,
Msraa NiKeixnn, uocrr wait, rraaela rlvoboda, Henry Haam,
ranin, men Hadieeeke. Don snarton, II oa Hltkemler,
s RCSIMESS STAPF
Bnraeaa Maaaier AraaM Stera
A'i BBiinese Mssaatn
another faith, was barred from broadening of our minds and the
joining a professional fraternity' development of clear, sound
here at Nebraska; not because he thinking. Isn t this what a uni
had been judged on personal qual- versity is dedicated to do?
ities or merits and found lacking, I think it is, and I am outraged
but because he was of a faith' at the incident which has oc-
whlch some individual could not curred. I feel that as one of our!
tolerate. goals for the future we should'
Think of it! Preventing a oer- devote ourselves to a policy of!
son from joining an organization religious toleration and make sure same pattern. No legislation ever
simpiy Decause or religious be- tnat this sort of thing can not and exactly conforms to their views.
neis. mere might possibly be must not happen again. iThey are the martyrs who sit in
some excuse lor blackballing a NAME WITHHELD our legislatures tolerating the in
living like the devil all week
When he feels inclined to ra
tionalize his behavior he says,
"I really don't accept all of the
church teachings. I have a more
liberal theology, but this church
comes close, so I go."
In politics liberals follow the
ALL THAT GLITTERS
Saga Of Prairie Mary
car's headlights were none too
good, and not until too late did
Rasputin see the hole in the
street dug by some revelers.
Neither one of them was hurt, but
the car was incapable of motion
when they climbed out of the
The Sigma Phlegm house was
several blocks away however, and
but a few minutes remained until
the curfew hour. In a desaerate
attempt to save herself, little
Mary dashed toward the sorority
house, leaving Rasputin, who
smoked, running far behind. But
the fates were unkind to the poor
child that night. She arrived just
in time to see the massive iron
door slid shut and hear the sick
ening sound of the bolt slipping
Panic stricken, Mary racked her
brain to think of some way to get
in the house. Finally she decided
on a desperate gamble. If only
her roommate would tie some
sheets together and drop them out
the window she knew she could
find the strength somewhere to
climb to safety.
Her roommate obliged and
soon she was in the house. But
after the thrill of success had
worn off, agonising thoughts be
gan to fill Mary's mind.
Had someone seen her? Could
she trust her roommate? Would
this be the end of her college life?
She thought back on the girls she
had known who had broken the
Generally the offenders were
carried off secretly in the night
by the U.N.K.V.D., no one knew
where. She thought of Lydia,
her best friend, who had come
in one night after midnight. It
wasn't very pretty.
Lydia had had to stand before
the whole sorority while the pres
ident ripped oil her Sigma Phlegm
pin. Later poor Lydia was shot
by the U.N.K.V.D. Then there was
Lydia's roommate. She had been
a pretty girl, but she was the only
one who could prove Lydia's guilt.
She lived through questioning, of
course,, but it would have been
better if she hadn't. The
U.N.K.V.D, had a way of marking
you for Life.
No, there was no use trying to
get away with it. She was sure
she would be caught, and then . .
It was unbearable. Somehow,
someway she would beat it. But
there was only one way. ;
Slowly she walked into the tile
floored cubicle next to her room.
She tied a shoe string to the
handle and stepped into the white
bowl. Leaving a note, she pulled j
the string and went to her watery
sufferably stupid and vicious
"conservatives" and "radicals."
They are to be pitied because as
one said at the University last year
he has "to beat my own party
first;" then face the real opposi
tion. There are some good thinkers
who are willing to investigate the
unexplored avenues of sociology,
theology or political philosophy.
But as they proceed down the new
avenue they don't forget to look
to the sides, back and far ahead
to see where they are going. And,
seeing that the new trend is no
good they are great enough to
acknowledge it and forsake it for
a better philosophy. If they see
that what they have discovered is
good they identify it. Having
named it, they urge others to fol
low. Some liberals have called what
they have discovered by such
names as "Christianity," "Social
i s m." "Communism," "Democ
racy" and "Origin of the SDe-
cies." It is "Liberalism" only temporarily.
Now we have "Liberalism."
That is hiding behind a once cou
rageous and stimulating label be
cause you don't have the courage
or stimulus to think, say what you
think and do what you think be
cause somebody you want some
thing from might not like it. That
something you want may be a su
perficial friendship, a dollar or a
What do "liberals" get? Some
short-lived respect, mostly from
other "liberals." A short-run
dollar supply mainly because
"Liberalism" never materializes
as a philosophy in itself. A vote
supply that is bound to run out
because voters as a whole don't
understand Just what "Uberalr
ism" can do any betrr thaa
this writer does.
One of the latest fads of the
"liberals" is ffrguing that "the na
tural resources belong to the peo
ple." If that is true, then the vast
grazing lands of northwest Ne
braska belong to the fellow in the
North Woods the same as the trees
on that property belong to ranch
ers in Nebraska.
The oil that a friend of mine ex
tracts from his land in Montana
belongs to the fisherman in Maine
as well as the fish of Maine waters
belong to my oil-drillintr friend.
And what's more, all this belongs
to the property-less student like
you and me.
That's present dav Liberalism in
the United States. Anvwhere else
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