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Wednesday, February 3, 1954
Results Heeiei
A comprehensive and somewhat staggering
program has been mapped out by the Inter
Fraternity Council for Greek Week, Feb.
The program begins with"attendance at
the Colorado-Nebraska basketball game Mon
day night and ends with church attendance
Sunday; As this Indicates, the activities of
Greek Week will be characteristic of the all
inclusive nature of fraternity life.
They will also be characteristc of another
phase of fraternity life-a schedule so full
of activities, worthwhile and otherwise, that
little time is left for study and learning.
The amount of time to be spent on Greek
Week will be justified, however, if the men
engaged In planned discussions think while
they are talking and arrive at some concrete
proposals and suggestions for Improvement.
Each fraternity' has been assigned a dis
cussion topic for next Wednesday and after
exchange dinners, forums will be held. Topics '
range from Help Week to campus politics to
the new men's dormitory to religion.
Many of the questions show good thinking
and an appreciation of the problems facing
the entire Greek system internally and In
relation to the University community.
Air School Passed
Almost as a reaction to the launching of
the Navy's new atom powered submarine,
Congressmen passed a bill setting aside funds
for an Air Force Academy, "West Point of
the Air."
The Air Academy, long a subject of debate
In Congress was finally passed by the House
by a vote of 329-26. The House made no defi
nite conclusions as to the location or cost of
the school; however, it was announced that
the minimum cost would be over $123 mil
lion. Location of the Academy had not yet
been decided, but sites in California, Texas,
Missouri, Colorado and Indiana are being con
sidered. This action seems to be consistent with
statements by top-flight experts on military
planning. Among many of the experts the
new submarine has made a strong, well-balanced
air force even more important than
One weakness of the Air Force is the diffi
culty in procuring and training officers for
flight duty. Many of the officers have come
from ROTC units throughout the United
States, but these men require long periods of
training before they are able to carry out
flight duties. Also, many Air Force officers
are former enlisted men who have received
specialized training for pilots or other flight
duty. Some graduates of the Army or Navy
service schools have also become Air Force -officers,
but they too require a long training
period before qualifying for their pilot's
Though the establishment of the academy
seems to be far in the future, the passage of
the bill by the House indicates an awareness
of a serious problem the lack of trained
pilots and other men qualified for flight duty
to the Air Force. The new Air Force Aca
demy, if it actually comes into being will do
tnuch to solve this problem. T.W.
Pollyanna Says
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already disappeared from the University
scene. Gone are the days when a poor, pen
niless student could take his girl to a second
show, chomp contentedly on popcorn and
stroll back to campus not much poorer. ,
As the movie date went, so may the coffee
date go.
While Congressmen promise "investiga
tions," the Brazilian government sounds af
fronted at the suggestion of control and even
Swedes think twice about the third cup of
coffee, the student has become affected by the
latest international crisis.
Mute evidence to the seriousness of the sit
uation is a sign on the blackboard in front
f the Crib, "Coffee Now 9c."
The pity of it!
What if this had happened during final
weeks? The student, already befuddled and
sleepless at the end of the semester, would
have been faced with a horrible choice to
spend money like water (or rather coffee)
or to sleep through his study time. Had he
been able to stay awake to study, he surely
would have succumbed during an exam.
Students would not have been the only ones
troubled by a slecp-vs.-spend dilemma.
Thirteen Andersons, six Olsons, seven Pet
ersons (or -ens) and 18 Johnsons (or -stons)
on the faculty would have been the first to
go. Gradually more and more faculty mem
bers would have spent exam time in sleep
as the pinch became felt la the higher income
brackets of the teaching profession.
In short, school could not have been con
tinued and a Sleeping Beauty setting would
have replaced the usual bustle.
Cheery picture isn't it? But as daydreams
. do, this must end. (yawn) I haven't got nine
cents for coffee. S.H.
Some of the question groups include:
Campus politics Is the Faction necessary?
Are methods of judging various events fair?
Is the Student Council doing what it should?
Religion and the Fraternity Is religion
emphasized enough in your chapter? How can
members be encouraged to attend church
Scholarship How can scholarship be im
proved? How can' pledge training encourage
and not hamper studying?
These questions are not the exclusive prob
lems of Greeks. They plague individuals and
organized groups of all types. Other questions
pertain to the mechanics of running fra
ternities and are of no immediate concern to
The Nebraskan.
Enough material for months of study is
contained in almost every one of the dis
cussion questions.
The question which is basic to all the
' others is contained in the rushing group
"Why don't some good men pledge?"
This calls for an evaluation of the fra
ternity system as a whole. It means why
should a man join a fraternity if he can
receive the same benefits by living in an
organized group on campus or from himself
..If fraternity men can answer or propose
solutions to the myriad of problems they have
assigned themselves, they may find the an
swer to the big one, "Why don't some good
men pledge?"
If the fraternities can honestly face their,
problems; if they can find some method of
rushing which is equitable and enforceable
through self-discipline; if they can find the
right proportion between phases of Univer
sity life, and if they show the amount of
thinking in making answers that they did
formulating the questions, they will have
accomplished a momentous feat one which
their critics believe them incapable of han
dling. The groundwork has been laid; the planning
complete. If nothing but hot air is produced
during Greek Week, no defense will convince
"outsiders" and critics from within that the
word men in fraternity men should not be
in quotation marks. S.H.
Open But Watched
United States officials recently announced
they had been asked for and had granted
political asylum in Japan to Yri Rastovorov,
a Russian diplomat-intelligence agent
Rastovorov, a top-flight Russian agent, gave
himself up to American authorities when he
had been ordered home to explain a "botched"
Rastovorov, one of several Russian diplomats-spies
who have given themselves up to
American officials did so because of pressure
brought to bear by his own bosses. No invi
tation to come over to the American camp
was made. If he had not been pressured by
his own organisation, he would probably still
be actively engaged in espionage work
against the United States.
One of the most useful results to come out
of the Canadian atom spy hearing was the
note given by Igor Gouzenko. He urged that
making coming over to the allies more attrac
tive to Russian agents become part of West
ern tactical operations against communism.
Gouzenko brought out clearly what the life
of a 'turn-coat" was, telling how insecure his
life was even after he made the move to the
Of course, complete "open door" policy to
one-time Russian agents would be ridiculous.
Men and women who played double roles
were common during World ,War II, often
with terrible effects for the side "taken in"
by the ruse. However, good treatment and
careful attention to those who do make the
move equipped with documentary evidence
and information could operate 'to great ad
vantage to the free west.
In short, the United States should adopt a
policy of an open but carefully watched door
to Communists who flee their masters, pro
vided they can produce helpful, accurate,
documentary information to the west.
Gouzenko, Rastovorov and many others
have come over to the West with no certainty
of how they will be treated. They have come
because they realized they were no longer
useful to the Russian government and under
stood only too well the fate of non-usable per
sons in the Russian scheme of things.
These men and others like them have given
the West invaluable information as to how
the Russian spy system operates and more
than that, an idea of just what information
the Russians have been able to obtain through
spy work.
If the United States would adopt a policy
which would guarantee safety and good treat
ment to Russian agents who come over to
the West, there is a real possibility that even
more vital information about the Russian spy
system would be available.
Perhaps the West would be able to gain the
services of a really high-ranking Russian offi
cial who realized the communist talk was
nothing more than that. T.W.
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Editorial Editor r. Tom Woodward
Managing Editor Jaa Harrison
wf Editor Kay Noskjr
Cosy Editors..... Jaacy Carmen, Dick r"ellmaB,
Marianne Hansen, Grass Harrry
Af Editor Mara Frtersoa
Sports Editor ..Gary Fraadsea
Bererlr Derpe. Harriet Karrf, Laelrraet ffwttier, Jack
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Mrht Kews Editor Grace Hamy
by Dick Bibftr The Student Forum
"He's the most sought-after "Rushee" on campus It's rumored
he can cut hair and may even have a barber's license."
On The Light Side
So IVifff??
As I was sitting at my cigarette-marred
desk in my crumby
flat in west Lincoln (the Green
witch Village of Nebraska)
thoughts began occuring to me
(as they sometimes do). I began
thinking about the fact that Lin
coln residents (as opposed to
Lincoln college students which,
by the way, they usually are)
have been bantering about the
idea that they always know
when final exems are being held
because the bars are always full.
This thought hit a tender
chord deep inside my liver. Why
the bars? Is it good or is it bad?
It is good, of course, but it is
not a complete sort of thing,
you see.
We go to the bars during fi
nals because we wish to escape
from things. But we limit our
selves to that specifc time and
that specific place because we
are afraid to try anything new.
A complete escape is not to be
found at the Hob Nob!
The path of escape is in being
different and in as many ways
as possible. Get away from
yourself, your friends, and be a
rugged individualist. In short,
be an odd-ball.
If the toD selling brand of ci
garettes is Camels, smoke Sanos.
Get the idea?
Now here are some not quite
novel ideas, but you are encour
aged to vary from and add to
the main theme:
1. It might be a good idea to
wear a beard (unless you are in
a beard-growing contest then
go clean-shaven). This is espe
cially effective if you are a
2. I do not advise wearing
plaid vests, now, because that
was so odd it became popular,
and wouldn't be "different" any
more. Same goes for suede shoes.
3. Drink lots of Italian wine
(in the baskets, you know). The
Bohemians seem to go for it,
and who are better masters at
being consistently inconsistene
than the Bohemians?
4. Shorts and knickers are
still good ideas, but you'll have
to hurry with them because Es
quire is pushing shorts these
5. Bend beer cans with your
knee, like I have to do. Doing
it with the fingers is strictly
passe, and you are likely to be
classed an ordinary-type exhib
itionist. O.K., you dig me? This is the
way to self - confidence and
peace of mind, and nuts to Ful
ton Sheen. T am sure you will
be crazy-gone with this bus
iness. After all, who is a better
person to escape from then
Bricker's Amendment
Counter Measure Hit
(Reprinted from the Christ nn Science
Monitor editorial pge from January 30,
In the great debate over the
treaty-making provisions of the
Constitution, Senator George's
proposal of a substitute for the
Bricker amendment is the most
decisive development in recent
months. Its importance arises
tion in the Senate and from what
from the Georgian's key posi
his proposal does not say.
It simply affirms that no treaty
of international agreement shall
contravene the Constitution, and
that executive agreements shall
hare effect in international law
only by action of Congress. By
applying the restriction to execu
tive agreements but not to trea
ties. Senator George rives notice
of his opposition to Mr. Bricker.
With this position taken by such
a staunch conservative, strongly
opposed to centralization of power
in the presidency, other South
erners are less likely to regard
the Bricker amendment as essen
tial to defend states' rights. And
since Mr. George is one of the
most respected and influential
Democrats in the Senate, his
move is clear indication that
many Democrats will support
President Eisenhower against a
basic change in the Constitution.
This sharply dims Senator Brick
er's hopes for this session.
But the Ohioan has served no
tice that he will renew the bat
tle next year. This prospect
makes it all the more necessary
that citizens try to understand
the core issue. For Mr. Bricker,
in opening Senate debate, con
tended that President Eisen
hower's estimate of his amend
ment was "utterly without foun
dation." Mr. Eisenhower had said that
under the Bricker proposal "our
country could not negotiate the
agreements necessary for the
handling of our business with the
rest of the world." Mr. Bricker
answered: "There is nothing
whatever in the amendment that
concerns treaties insofar as the
foreign affairs of this country
are concerned."
The fact which both gentlemen
omitted and which constitutes
the core of the controversy is
that many treaties are effective
in foreign affairs only as they
are effective in internal affairs.
The Constitution recognized this
and provided that they should
be supreme over any state law
or state constitution. This is
where Senator Bricker wishes to
change the federal Constitution.
His reason is that many Ameri
cans had become concerned about
proposed treaties which would
have profoundly affected citi
zens' rights. Projects like the
United Nations Covenant on Hu
man Rights posed a real threat.
The senator, to bar this danger,
would change the Constitution to
make treaties effective in inter
nal law only by legislation which
could have been enacted without
the existence of a treaty.
Mr. Bricker's opponents de
clare this changes the intent of
the Constitution, unduly restricts
the treaty-making power, and is
unnecessary. The contention is
that no treaty can authorize what
the Constitution forbids, and that
if some provision invading the
Bill of Rights got by the Presi
dent and Senate it could be over
thrown by act of Congress or de
cision of the courts.
The core of this controversy
arises from the fact that many
treaties affect both foreign and
domestic affairs. Both sides
should frankly concede this fact,
and then seek a course which will
best provide for the national wel
fare and the citisens' rights in
both fields. Quite possibly that
will require further study, de
bate, and compromise.
At 16, she was the favorite
of millions and had been
acclaimed one of the world's
great beauties but no boy
would ask her for a date,
and ahe sobbed ber heart
out like any other teen-ager!
HereT Elisabeth Taylor's
mother, who one worried
about her "funny-looking"
baby, tells the true story of
the pries her daughter paid
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Where A
re We?
A college newspaper is subject
to the same foibles as any other
publication with a defined circula
tion. It has an obligation to fill
itself, at least partially, with
news of small significance to peo
ple as a whole. For this reason,
the results of an intramural bas
ketball game will appear, for in
stance, on the same page as the
story of a football coach's resig
nation. And an announcement 01
the meeting of the Kosmet Klub
will immediately follow an inter
view with a visiting foreign pro
fessor about his opinion of Amer
ican politics. An editorial dealing
with the Eisenhower administra
tion is situated in the same place
that one on student parking oc
cupied the day before.
Confucius say: "Man who
crosses ocean twice and doesn't
take a bath is dirty double
crosser." A clergyman and a truck driv
er found themselves in an auto
mobile smash-,
up. The truck
driver told
the padre
what he
thought about
him in pro
fane terms.
When he
paused for
breath, it was
the clergyman's turn.
According to some noteworthy
scientist, alcohol was first dis
tilled in Arabia.
That explains those nights.
Then there were the two nud
ists who quit going steady be
cause they felt they were seeing
too much of each other.
Camel A warped horse.
Languish That which we
Jealousy A friendship be
tween two women.
Extravagance A necktie on a
Assets Baby donkeys.
Buccaneer Too much for corn.
Paralyze Two fibs.
Stagnation Country for men
a a a
Here lies the body of Casey
A bullet turned him to clay.
He was leading the life of
While Riley was away!
a a
Two cool cats were standing
around in a night club, watching
the revolving band platform
when one cat turned to the other
and said, "Will you feature your
focals on that cool LP!"
a a a
"You know," my good man,
that I cannot indulge in your
kind of language, but this much
I can tell you; I hope when you
get home tonight, your mother
.will run out from under the
porch and bite you."
a a a
"Darling, let's have a secret
love code. If you nod, I can hold
your hand, if you smile, I can
kiss your lips."
"Oh don't make me laugh."
Sadly enough, there is a sim
liar situation within the Univer
sity as an institution. A course
In business English is taught in
the same room as one in Shake
speare. A study of advertising
goes on in the same building as
a seminar in political philosophy.
And the campus is split straight
in two because of the controversy
between the evangelists of the
"practical" and "liberal" edu
cations. It is only natural, then, that a
column by a student in a uni
versity newspaper should reflect
the same kind of incongruity. Be
cause the question "Where are
we?" is rich with implications for
a student, it is the title of this
column; and it can be answered
on any number of levels. Vet the
answer to this question is one
which must be found not on a
printed page, but in the mind of
the individual. It cannot be ans
wered here, nor discussed with
any fullness; but there are soma
things which attending a univer
sity means that often escape the
attention of students as they
worry about their tests and ca
vort around the taverns and
basements at their parties.
The function of a column in any
newspaper is to present one
man's prejudiced opinion. Tho
writer who claims that his col
umn is free from slant and pre
sents an objective report on
"things" is fooling no one ex
cept, perhaps, himself. The writer
of this column is an independent
student; so the Greeks may ex
pect no high praise here. He is a
liberal arts candidate; so the
"trade schools" may come in for
their share of abuse. He is, he
hopes, just one semester from
his degree, and he has a touch of
that superiority feeling . which
graduation always lends mean
ing he feels qualified to look
back with a critical eye upou
what was done to him here in
the process of educating him.
And he believes that education
is a process and not a "thing" or
a "science." He believes the erld
of that process to be not a cer
tain kind of facility in doing some
thing, but a prevading wisdom
and judgment which influences
everything which is done. And a
university which fails to imbue
each of its graduates with these
things, no matter if his specialty
is astro-physics or accounting,
does not deserve to be called
With these definitions in mind,
we shall see what develops here
as the semester proceeds.
Bulletin Board
Theta Nu Meeting, 7 p.m.,
Bessey Hall Auditorium.
Rodeo Meeting, 7:30 pjn., Ag
Cosmopolitan Club C o f f
Hour, 8 p.m., Room 313, Union,
PI Sigma Alpha Meeting, 4
p.m., Room 315, Union.
Interfraternity Ball, 8 p.m.,
Candlelight Room Dance, 8:30
p.m., Union.
Cosmopolitan Club Valentine
Party, 8 p.m., Parlors XYZ,
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