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Friday, April 2, 1954
Page 2
byoickeibier The Student Forum
Spring 'Mi The Bomb
Spring tentatively approached the campus
Wednesday after a late snow had dimmed
"Spirits of vacation-bound students. Awesome
-facts about the 1952 hydrogen bomb ex
" plosion were released almost simultaneously.
; Spring made professors and students a
- -Utile uncomfortable in heavy winter coats.
TJTews of the bomb made them more uncom
fortable as they thought of what an H-bomb
could do to New York, Washington or
J The delightful aspects of spring are easy
"to point toward. After being -couped up in
side classrooms with "sickly yellow walls for
-months, students and professors alike jump
" t any chance to be out of doors. Small in-
formal groups gather in the fresh air to
drink; beer and talk about nothing serious.
The always-newness of spring refreshes
No Tears
mm, The Class Officers have officially been
voted out of existence by the Student
, In a meeting held Wednesday afternoon,
the long battle between the Officers and
the Council judicial committee came to a
'close; with the Officers officially removed
for at least a one year period..
The action Wednesday was not a surprise
to anyone who followed the controversy, nor
was it the end of a worthwhile tradition on
the University campus, except there will be
no election which made the All University
Party nominees the official officers.
The reason the Class Officer group was
ended was quite simple. A crack-down on
campus activities by the Student Council,
aimed at cutting off the deadwood in cam
pus organizations pointed up the fact the
Class Officers have done very little for a
long time. Since one of the criteria for stay
ing in "official existence" (by being ap
proved by the Stuendt Council) was fruitful
and productive action, the Class Officers
were given the word to do something or else. '
Several of the class officers this year did
their best to set up a new constitution which
would allow for the organization of Class
Councils, with the officers as leaders.
The Council was to be the scene of their
"productive" action. However, the constitu
tion had to pass the Student Council judiciary
Thus, the Class Officers, without anything
to do, became deadwood and were officially
cut off the activity tree at the University.
The end of the Officers ends a tradition
true enough. However, the quality of this
tradition is questionable if the officers were
allowed to function as they have been. In
this respect the Student Council did the
right thing by putting an end to a do
nothing organization.
The Class Council idea has merits and if
those merits can be incorporated into a con
stitution with Class Officers included in the
scheme of things, the Council and Officers
should be revived.
But at this point, the tradition passes, with
no tears from anyone. T.W.
Possible Change?
Just how important are these United
States Atomic energy top secrets?
When powerful warfare discoveries are
made by one nation, it seems only logical and
-right that this information should be kept
secret for defense purposes.
The New York Times has recently reported
, a British pamphlet, which sells to anyone
for about 70 cents, containing atomic energy
" information of a type which has long been
kept secret in this country.
This pamphlet was written by K. E. B. Jay
of the Division of Atomic Energy of the
Minister of Supply, and is now being studied
by leading American scientists "with avid
The Times writes that the pamphlet tells,
in complete detail, all about the atomic
- energy production in Britain. It tells in de
. tail how the British enrich uranium to fis-
sionable levels and how they produce plu-
tonium, material for the atomic bomb. This
information, printed for the public eyes, is
enough to send a person to jail if he were
to publish It here.
Most of these techniques were developed
, in the United States, but security regula
; tlons, established by Congress, require that
all such information be classified, and de-
tails are known to only a few American
. Surely a country such as Great Britain
-wise enough to know what information is
- tnd is not essential to keep from the public
; and outsiders, or in this instance Britain has
forgotten the importance of keeping secret
" certain atomic knowledge.
A move to revaluate the classifications of
government information,' which has received
President Elsenhower's approval, has met
with some success. Information is now placed
" in one of three categories: confidential, secret
and top secret. '
. Perhaps this revaluation should be applied
to certain information concerning atomic
- energy. J.C.
bored minds and tired bodies. The most jaded
and cynical persons feel a lift of spirit that
is at once familiar and strange. To ask stu
dents to think of serious subjects when
spring first appears is a little like requesting
a man to stop living: or the wind to stop
Yet revelation of the bomb's power does
not ask all men to think seriously this news
demands it. "The island . . . vanished," said
the story.
The beautiful and the terrible in nature
are closely allied. The same feeling of small
ness, of aloneness, of insignificance that
looking at the stars on a warm spring night
produces is felt when looking at the cloud
formation of an exploded hydrogen bomb.
Spring and the bomb. They must combine
in our thoughts, our judgments, our actions.
A convocati6n speaker Thursday said, in
another context, that spring was a marvelous
thing to make the sap rise in trees. He ex
pressed the belief that the hope of man is
rising, like that sap, to a high point above
fear and ruin.
Spring and the bomb. We must think about
them together. We must combine the ever
new and rising hope of spring with the
awesome realization of the bomb and from
the two produce sanity and order. S.H.
Extra Half Day?
Spring vacation will officially begin at
noon, April 10, and extend through the 18th.
Therefore, 99 per cent of the student body
will leave for home after (and in some cases
before) their Friday classes.
Students can spend the whole week prior
to Easter Sunday at home, but they must
return to Lincoln that day. Therefore, those
who live in the western or northern parts
of the state or out of state are forced to start
back to school early Sunday.
If this is spring vacation timed so that it
comes at Easter time, why not give students
an opportunity to spend Easter at home?
Students at Colorado Women's College are
allowed an extra half day for both going
home and coming back to school. If this
were the case at the University, classes would
be dismissed either Friday or Saturday noon
and would convene again on Monday noon,
the 18th. t
According to Frank M. Hallgren, asociate
dean of student affairs, the reason the
University has planned spring vacation to
begin Saturday noon and extend through
Sunday is because it balances out the num
ber of classes missed. In addition, they feel
that students would rather have that extra
day and a half from Saturday noon until
Monday than just a week from Monday noon
to Monday noon.
Howere, if University officials gave stu
dents an extra half day of vacation, the
majority of them could spend Easter at home.
Thus the purpose of delaying spring vaca
tion until Easter could be realized. Other
wise, why not have vacation earlier as most
other schools do? G.H.
For The Birds
Last week, the residents of Lincoln County,
in and around North Platte, played host to
some 35,000 visitors. This is some slight in
crease over the Counties normal population
of nearly 28,000.
The transients were merely pasing through
Nebraska on their way to the Arctic Circle,
where they plan to spend the summer
These guests attracted national attention,
for one ' of the world's foremost ornitholo-
gists, Dr. Lawrence Walkinshaw, a dentist
from Battle Creek, Mich., and Alfred Eisen
staedt, photographer from Life Magazine,
spent the week cramped in duck blinds
along the North Platte River just to see
The guests Sand Hill cranes. The reason:
according to Dr. Walkinshaw, the area con
tains probably the greatest concentration of
the birds in the world at this time. D.F.
Margin Notes
In Reverse
This could be frustrating.
For 25 years the city-county building in
Pittsburg has been freezing in winter and
roasting in summer, and officials suffered
accordingly. But ' apparently nobody got
around to doing anything about it.
Finally, the building was slated for a face
lifting. First thing the carpenters discovered
was that the thermostats were marked in
reverse-cold instead of hot, and vice versa.
Wrong Solution
This business of taxation, and deductions
and interest and folderol is a big headache
to everyone even machines.
County employee's paychecks in Cincin
nati, for instance, became so overloaded with
deductions that the payroll machines couldn't
handle them.
The wrong solution was found, however.
The county simply got new machines.
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On The Light Side
At Loose Ends
The pink rag issue yesterday
did my heart good. The color of
the paper was more than appro
priate. I imagine there were
more than one who blushed a
glorious pink after digesting its
off color columns.
However I would like to make
a correction. It was printed that
I am to speak to all closet girls
on "How to Get a Man." My
subject instead should have read
"It's Bigger Than Any Of Us!!!"
It's a good thing for me that
there's some April Fool in every
day. . . . $ither that or my column
would, be read weekly by an
thropologists as the missing link
between the period of homo and
Speaking of missing links,
with the help of Student Council,
sorority sisters and Bob Peter
son's slide rule I managed to get
my college scrapbook off the
shelf to discover what I had been
doing with myself these four
years of college. Believe me I
found everything from the label
off my first Hadacol bottle to
my latest church key. I even
found my date of last weekend
whom I forgot to turn in after
"Late Date" night.
While thumbing my pictorial
diary I came upon a copy of the
"Daily Ashcan," the 1951 Ne
braskan's April Fool issue and
was amused to find that the
people and places it chose to
jest or joke at are still being
jested and joked at.
Whatever would our campus
humorists do without such sub
ject material as Student Council,
Innocents and Mortar Boards,
ROTC and Senator McCarthy?
As was depicted in yesterday's
issue the two senior honoraries
were again holding a joint frolic ,
to admire one another and sign
autographs. The only writing
that I can remember on the
recent MB, Innocent excursion
was the signing of AAA pledges.
As per usual Student Council
took a beating. In both the 1951
and 1954 issues the elected rep
resentatives were quiting in
chaotic confusion. In the "Daily
Ashcan" publication the retiring
faculty advisor was quoted as
saying, "The work of the Coun
cil this year compares."
I wish you the best of luck I ut
don't count on it. Today might
be yesterday or it might be to
morrow, I wouldn't want to say".
Remember the Alamo and I'll
see you at the next Council Beer
Bust which is what I've always
As for the ROTC boys their
future as outlined in the Pink
Rag was considerably brighter
with the addition of girls. How
ever in the 1951 issue it was
reported that 13 cadet, officers
were shot at sun rise each
month. The reason for the exe
cution was, "It's better to rid
the world of these misfits now
than to save them for the army
merely to be cannon-fodder for
the taxpayer's money. We play
for keeps."
My good intentions went out
the window. I had previously
planned to write an expose on
the "One-Party" press, but my
mind got channelled on the
wrong party.
Two On The Aisle
Lead In Formula Western
Panoramic Productions present
Van Johnson,
Joanne Dru
in "The Siege at Red River"
Across the painted desert of
the old West rides Van Johnson
and his cohort
selling Doc Sutherland's cure
all, singing "Tapioca."
But Johnsen isn't what he is
pretending .to be actually he is
a Captain in the Georgia Volun
teers, sent up North to steal a
Gatling Gun and smuggle it
down South to the Johnny Rebs.
The Gatling Gun is a strange
new weapon,
fires over 250 rounds per
will revolutionize warfare.
It could win the war for the
If Van could get it there.
He has no trouble stealing the
gun off a train. It is then hidden
in the pianno used to accompany
and "Doc Sutherland" and
"Mr Faraday" start on their long
trek south. Along the way.
stranded in the middle of a
river, they find
Joanne Dru
playing nurse to an Indian
Joanne and Van make eyes at
each other and find out they are
headed the same way. So Jo
anne decides to ride with Van.
He should have known that wo
men are bad luck to a rip-roarin'
son of a gun out of the ole West
(or South, in this case).
The bad luck comes when a
Pinkerton detective and the
Yankee cavalry find out that
Johnson isn't what' he is pre
tending to be that he is actu
ally a Captain in the Georgia
Volunteers, sent up North to
steal a Gatling Gun and smuggle
it down South to the Johnny
Rebs. The Pinkerton detective
and the United States cavalry
hi-yo their silvers after Johnson
who has hi-yoed his silver after
ihe culprit who stole the Gatling
Gun and
Joanne Dru
from him. Johnson recaptures
Miss Dru; The United States
Cavalry captures Johnson; and
the culprit sells the G. Gun to
the Indians who try to capture ,
the United States Cavalry.
But Johnson, the PinAerton
detective and the United States
Cavalry all make heroes out of
themselves and kill the villian,
capture the G. Gun and route
the Indians.
Throughout all the violent ac
tion Joanne Dru
the stouthearted, strong-of-spirit
pioneer woman
follows her man.
' You can bet Van Johnson
doesn't escape this woman!
Attention Oradtiating Engineers
Cecil M. Johnson, Chief Engineer of Fisher
Governor Company, Marshalltown, Iowa, will be
here at the University of Nebraska Monday, April
5th, to interview applicants for design and research
engineering department positions.
Fisher Governor Company is the world's larg
est manufacturer of pressure and liquid level con
trol equipment, including automatic controllers for
the process industries, power plants, oil and gas
production, transmission lines and the liquefied
petroleum gas industry.
Fisher Governor Company, established in
1880, has one of the most modern manufacturing
plants in the midwest, employs 1200 people, and
is currently constructing a large new engineering
and research building. Marshalltown has a popula
tion of 20,000 and is located in central Iowa.
Well, All Sports Day is over,
the Oscars have been awarded
and we have a new athletic direc
tor quite an eventful two weeks.
The lack-luster varsity basket
ball showing the only bright spot
being the play of Stan Matzke
plus the surprise White team win
in football doesn't point to too
rosy a season for either of the
two major sports next year.
The appointment of Bill Orwig
as athletic director appears a
wise one. Although he has had no
previous experience as an athletic
director, his sports background
and coaching record are excellent.
But I must say, he won't need
experience except as an errand
boy unless the cumbersome Ath
letic Board, which serves no good
purpose and does little but tie the
athletic director's hand, is abol
ished. The favorite rumor seems
to be that the Board will soon
abolish itself.
But I think the significant thing
in the hiring of Orwig is his sal
ary 812,600 a year. Note that is
$600 a year MORE than the head
football coach receives. This, let
us hope, is a sign that FINALLLY
the athletic director will really
run athletics at the Univr-sity
and have control of athletic schol
arships as well. If these things
happen it will be a pleasant
change from past practices,
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See where the Omaha paper is
somewhat less than overjoyed at
Orwig's appointment. It's not too
surprising as it is noted for its
PRO-Glassford sentiments arid
probably realizes the appointment
of Orwig lessens Glassford's ath
letic powers. Hoo bad.
On a more pleasant athletic sub
ject, congratulations are in order
for Max Kitzelman, who placed
third in the recent NCAA Wres
tling Championships. In his first
year of varsity wrestling Max had
phenomenal success.
After spending half of one or
these columns last fall raving
about Audrey Hepburn I was de
lighted to see her get an Academy
Award for her "Roman Holiday
performance. To top it off, in ad
dition Sunday she 'was awarded
a "Tony," (Broadway equivalent
to an Oscar) for her performance
in "Ondine," which is only her
her second broadway play. Quite
an actress.
And after seeing "From Here
To Eternity" for the second time
I still think Montgomery Clift
shouldn't have been passed up for
an Oscar.
Entertainment prospects for
this weekend look rother poor.
No above-average movies sched
uled, and LHS "Joy Night" is sold
out. But there's always Passion
Pit, appropriately located on the
"miracle mile."
Here there's never a dull mo
ment around the Girl's Dorm
lately. First, a housemother be
stowed the power to "campus"
on each and every girl fortun
lately no one got drunk with
power. Result: the girls numbered
their rooms a la prison and put
a "Warden" sign on the house-,
mother's door.
Seems some of the housemoth
ers have been known to rudely
break up osculating couples on
the front steps and jerk the sur
prised girl Inside "to safety." But
the latest episode deals with the
housemother who, doubtlessly on
her evening walk, went BEHIND
the Dorm and surprised two
couples by opening their car
Reason given: "Oh, I thought
there just were two boys here and
I was afraid they might have
been overcome by motor fumes."
P. S. The motor wasn't running.
GAlfE on your trip
Home for EASTER I
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Take advantage of big savings offered by Greyhound
and have more to spend at home when you get there.
You'll find many frequent Greyhound schedules maka
it possible to leave and return at times best suited to you.
After the last class get the gang together and maka
it a party traveling home for Easter by Greyhound!
Compare these Greyhound fares en Easter Trips!
Des Moines 4.3S
Kearney 3.10
North Platte , 5.25 ntll TAX
Sioux City 3.60
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