The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, July 15, 1954, Page Page 2, Image 2

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Thursday, July 15, 1954
What Do You Think?
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Research At NU
One of the greatest activities of a university and perhaps one
of the last to receive public notice, is that of research being
carried on in line with academic pursuits. During the past week,
two areas of University of study and research were brought to
the attention of The Summer Nebraskan, and we feel that they
should receive at least some note of acknowledgement.
One of these is being carried on by the University's cerebral
palsy workshop directed by Dr. Dean A. Worcester. The group
is working with and studying cerebral palsy children at Park
School in Lincoln. The ten University students who are enrolled
in the workshop are teachers who may in their special interests
come in contact with children who are victims of cerebral palsy.
In connection with this, a nationally-known expert on problems of
. cerebral palsy children will be on campus to speak to the group
fit a luncheon and seminar.
The need for teachers who have had some experience with
dealing with cerebral palsy children is great. Ten teachers leaving
the University this summer with even a minimum of increased
knowledge will be an important addition to Nebraska schools.
The other area of research is a recentlv undertaken nroiert
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of the Institute of Cellular Research -dealing with human cancer
cells. Under the direction of Dr. Donald M. Pace, the Institute is
culturing the cells in order to conduct studies of them. However,
the cancer cells can be kept alive and observed only if they are
provided with an environment of human blood serum. The insti
tute is putting out a call this week for aid from those willing to
donate blood so that the research can be continued.
To those who see the worth in even the smallest attempt to
gain knowledge of a disease that causes so much misery, donating
blood would be worth the time and effort.
Can We Afford Isolationism?
New Theater
The newest facility of the University will be opened to the
public tonight for the first time. The nearly completed Howell
Memorial Theatre with its modern equipment and ultra-comfortable
seating is a vast improvement over the old Temple. Theatre.
Although it contains only 378 seats and is not yet air-conditioned,
the new theater "has the essential facilities for up-to-date
play productions and for instructions in dramatics.
Now that the University has a comfortable, attractive theater
in which to attend the productions of the University Theatre, there
will be a marked increase in attendance which should produce
more incentive on the part of the dramatic students who have
done such a good job with facilities in the past.
Tut, Tut, Men!
Who says it's not a man's world? Has anyone noticed the bold
few making the rounds of the campus in their "walking" shorts?
It used to be that women were the ones who were the brunt of
public criticism for wearing shorts. Not complaining, boys just
jealous. Everyone wants to beat the heat these days!
Summer Nebraskan
Member: Associate Collegiate Press
The Summer Nebraskan Is published by the students of the University of
Nebraska tn cooperation with Bummer Sessions, under the direction of Frank
Borenson, as an expression of students' news and opinions only. According to
Article 11 ot the By-Laws governing student publications and administered by
the Board of Publications, "It Is the declared policy of the Board that publications
under Its Jurisdiction shall be free from editorial censorship on the part of the
Board, or on the part ot any member of the faculty of the University, but the
members ot the staff of The Nebraskan (and Summer Nebraskan) are personally
responsible for what they say or do or cause to be printed."
The summer NebraBkan Is published weekly for eight weeks during summer
school. Single copy Is five cents. Entered as second class matter at the Post
Office in Lincoln. Nebraska, under act of Congress, March 8, 1879, and at special
rate of postage provided for In Section 1103, Act of Congress of Oct. 8, 1817.
authorized Sept. 10, 1922. ,
For any information regarding news content of the Bummer Nebraskan and
business or advertising call or go to the Nebraskan office, Ext. 4220, Basement,
Student Union, any afternoon Monday through Friday.
Editor Kay Nosky
Assistant Editors Barbara Clark, Darwin McAfee
Business Manager Cne Singer
IT SEEMS to this writer that
many people in this country are
in a rut insofar as their under
standing of international and, at
times, national problems is con
cerned. Much of or at least part
of this lack of understanding
might be attributed to the fact
that people don't get or won't
take the opportunity to travel
either at home or abroad.
Many of those who won't take
the opportunity are extremely
apathetic towards gaining or
promoting a better understand
ing among their neighbors
whether it be a state "next
door" or 'a foreign country
"across the alloy."
The most advantageous way of
learning to appreciate neighbors
is to visit or live with them and
try to understand what makes
them think and act tne way tney
do. Too often the apathetic per
sons are only too willing to criti
cize their neighbors without any
actual sound foundation for that
criticism. Generally if they
would be able to meet and get
acquainted with the neighbors
they would probably find that
their criticism was not valid. On
the other hand, however, they
might find more to criticize but
at least" they would have a basis
for it.
There seems to be a particular
lack of Interest in neighbors,
especially those "across the
alley," in areas which are more
or less wnnarawn jrom me
pressures of interdependence.
The general feeling in these
areas is: "We don't need any
thing from those neighbors
Therefore why should we con
cern ourselves with their prob
lems and waste our time in
getting acquainted with them?"
Generally, these, areas, are
more or less untouched by the
influx of foreign immigrants and
therefore are even more with
drawn from the problems of in
ternational co-operation. But in
some areas even the presence of
immigrants or foreigners causes
no concern or creates any in
terest. The attitude here is
generally: "We'll, as long as
they stay on their side of the
fence and keep out of our way
we won't bother with them."
In many colleges and univer
sities throughout the United
States there are programs which
provide for exchange of students
among .countries. On the Uni
versity of Nebraska campus, for
example, there are numerous
foreign students from various
countries. There seems to be a
genuine feeling of respect and
admiration among these students
for Americans in general and
Nebraskans in particular.
THIS WRITER feels that too
often this feeling of respect and
admiration is not returned as it
should be. Certainly this is
probably not due to any ani
mosity towards the foreign stu
dents but rather to a general
lack of interest.
What about the American stu
dents who study or travel
abroad? What is their reaction
to foreigners in native countries
and how are they treated by
hosts in those countries?
By now the reader has prob
ably surmised that we have
been discussing certain aspects
of isolationalism. It has been a
simple "down to earth" intro
duction to the more serious and
delicate issue of international
co-operation among: govern
ments. In short our foreign
policy. .
The trend of foreign policy
seems to fluctuate from time to
time and administration to ad
ministration. We have had the
Monroe Doctrine with its
America for Americans theme of
isolation. Under Woodrow Wil
son we reached a high degree of
internationalism as evidenced by
the First World War and Wil
son's efforts in establishing the
League of Nations. However the
United States did not join me
of the U. S. from the United
Nations if Red China is admitted
as a member. Granted that Red
Chinese membership in the UN
is not desirable does that give
us leave to pack up our marbles
like a small boy and go home
just because we can't have our
At present we seem to be
laboring under a sort of foreign
'policy paradox. We have poured
billions into foreign aid and it
seems that some of the recipients
of that aid might take drastic
steps, in their pursuit of peace
and personal welfare, which to
us are pure folly. We can go
Just so far in pressuring others
to go along with our view and
then we get stumped. Because
we have so much invested in
our allies we might eventually
find ourselves in a position
where we will have to com
promise more than we want to.
This writer feels they have
us over a barrel because he
thinks that we need every ally
we can get and keep to thwart
the threat of communism.
Of course the isolationist will
say: "We don't have to go along
with anyone. After all we have
the H-bomb and if it comes to
a showdown we have as good a
chance if not better of winning
as the reds." .
MAYBE. BUT if it comes to
an all out M-DomD war its
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League partly because of the ef- pretty good bet that its going
f.rtc rf isolationists who feared
loss of some of our independ
ence. Herbert Hoover's administra
tion was badly split over isola
tion. Eventually the high tariff
isolationists had a hand in
wrecking the economy. And
when the international isolation
ists pulled Hoover far enough
away from the liberal Republi
cans led by Henry I Stimson,
they contributed somewhat to
precipitation of World War II.
AFTER THE war, with the
advent of the jet and atomic
ages, it was generally felt that
the world had grown too small
for isolationists to live a normal
healthy life. We reached a peak
of international co-o p e r a t i o n
under the Marshall Plan, Point
4 and the Truman Doctrine.
However there has been a
gradual drift back to isolation.
This would indicate a traditional
trend inside the Republican
party to erect "high tariffs, cut
or end foreign aid, drastically
curtail the armed forces and in
general pull away from the rest
of the world.
Latest indication of this isola
tion attitude is evidenced by the
rigid position taken by Senate
Majority Leader William Know
land who advocates withdrawal
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Special Purchase
All pure silk!
MENSWEAR . . . First Floor
fTliLLER C PAifl
to leave a nasty mess of destruc
tion and this time we'll get a
good share of it. Stop and think
about it. Is a policy of isolation
really worth the possible con
sequences? What do you think?
Main Feature Clock
SchMalct Fmlshesl bf Theaters)
Lincoln: "Tanganyika," 1:40,
3:40, 5:45, 7:45, 8:50.
Stuart: "Garden Of Evil," 1:09,
3:14, 5:18, 7:23, 9:28.
Nebraska: "Monte Carlo
Baby," 1:10, 4:08, 7:04, 10:00.
"The Limping Man," 2:41, 5:38,
Varsity: "The High tfnd Tho
Mighty," 1:00, 3:39, 6:25, 9:03.
State: "Witness To Murder,"
2:08, 4:39, 7:20, 10:00. "Rebel
City," 1:00, 3:31, 6:12, 8:53.
Capitol: "Texas Stampede,"
1:00, 4:02, 7:04, 10:03. "The Jazz
Singer," 2:07, 5:09, 8:11.
Joyo: "Prisoner of War," 7:08,
10:20. "Top Banana," 8:35.
Starview: "Cartoons," 8:25,
10:45, "Carnival Story," 8:55,
West O Drive-In : "Rob Roy,"
8:30, 11:55. "Flight Nurse," 10:15.
Hayloft: "The Two Mrs. Car
rolls." 8:30.
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