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ThWcfoy, July 22, 1954
Pogo And The World
No wonder the funnies are the most read section of the daily
newspapers. Take Pogo, for exampfe. Nothing is so refreshing amid
the daily reports of murders, accidents, Senate filibusters, troubles
in Indochina and so on as a quick glance at what is happening to
the masquerading Churcy La Fern me and Kelly's other immem
Today Churcy is walking along with Howland Owl after a
small quarrel with the sad-looking dog, Beauregard.
"Long as Beauregard called us a BOOR and a SLOB Which
cne does YOU wanna be?" asks Churcy.
Owl: "I'll TOSS you for 'em. Churcy: "WHAT Owl: "I said
I II TOSS you -
"Not if I tosses YOU first," says Churcy, pushing the poor owl
into a nearby river.
The charm of the daily adventure? of Pogo and his friends, of
course, fies in the pure nothingness which they talk about. Actually
their creator probably has tongue' in cheek drawing them, because
the strip has more to do with the state of world affairs than one
might believe. The strip at least suggests of a tew hidden slams at
tV.e political world, and when a man laughs at Churcy he laughs
st the world.
It is too bad, for example, some of our senators couldn't look
at name-calling the way Churcy and his friend did. Can you
imagine a couple of the men attacked by McCarthy walking non
chalantly through a forest as one of them says, "As long as he
called us a COMMUNIST SYMPATHIZER and FELLOW TRA
VELER, which one does you want to be?" So they end up for a
cool dip in a near by river and every one has cooled off with
no senate hearings and no hard feelings.
It is also too bad that the same sort of cooling off won't
re: fit Lorn nations saying, "I'll hit you with an atomic bomb."
Wot if I hits you first with an ATOMIC BOMB, you won't."
Which is more nonsensical?
Seriously, although Pogo will never give an answer to world
p o'ilems and although we sincerely believe that most of the
nations' leaders are making an honest attempt to make the world
a better place, it is nice to find something like Pogo to remind
ourselves that the world isn't such a bad place after all.
But Pogo isn't really required for this. With rnly a little
more than a week of school left, the editors of The Summer Ne
braskan feel that this has been a pretty good place to spend the
summer, in spite of cartoons to the contrary. To Director Frank
Sorenson and his Summer Session staff, to Ernie Bebb, Union
Activities Director, to those in the departments of mnsic and
dramatics, and to the instructors and others, the Summer Ne
braskan wishes to extend congratulations for their cooperation
with one another to make a better summer session.
What Do You Think?
Is An Immunity Statute Needed?
By HENRY L. HOLST
(Fdilon Hole! Tills week's colamn I
written bj sopkomore student taw
Constitutionality or he too may free from responsibility there-.
become invoked in trouble with for. Is the senator now a See
the committee. oa 6 Liar and Scoundrel? This v
c wit .r examine on Question may oe mnswereu
Carthy "row," the Senator from previous.
Wisconsin made reference to an g There is no opportunity to
ex-officer of the armea torces exn.mine the records.
as being a t mn-Amenameni
This is indeed an interesting
concept; Let us find out exactly
what it means and what it was
9. witnesses re tA.iuium -,,, --c.ar:i nn1
" " ihAca UrhA rMlHTA ntlinfl
the Fifth Amendment.
During the recent Army-Mc- written several or many years
Is it more wrong to protect
onesself from inquisitorial ques-
7. Freouently. there is no on- tioning, then to demand the po-
portunity to prepare a defense.
tection of a writ of habeas cor-
8. Sometimes the hearing are seritudef or the right to vote
in secret. in federal elections on account
whwm'be SSttff hrereabUSeS -
The federal courts, according If it is true that Communists
to 185 F. 2d 822, 340 U. S. 948 are hiding behind the Fifth
it. s. v. Hiss and U. S. v. Rem- Amendment, there is a legal way
of the V. S. Constitution is aula- "Z, ...h,?., , .
immunity clause) is for protec- tection of the witness.
intended to mean. It would ap
pear that the inuendo is that
anyone who is accused of being
a communist and who refuses
to answer because he m pro-
matically a tried and convicted
communist The gem we are
seeking is just how does an ac
cused person become guilty by
taking advantage of the Fifth
UNDER AN immunity statute
a witness would have to answer
"yes" or "no" to the question
as to whether he is now or ever
a presentment or indictment of
a Grand Jury, . . ; . . nor shall be
compelled in any criminal case
to be a witness against him
This Amendment was con-
Law of the Soviet State, says:
"Neither court nor criminal pro-
is or could be outside
Dolijf a ns means that the
tion of the innocent as well as
Clearly there is danger for a
witness in making any kind of
. an answer when submitted to the
t ii rnmi a j . nebulous, vaffue and inconsistent had been a member of the Com-
the Constitution of the United type of investigative procedure jjf- "J?
States of America reads as fol- as characterized by some sena- would not be subject to prosecu-
torial committees. It was for the tion after ne answers the crimi-
to answer for a capital, or other- purpose of protecting the witness natiiuj questaon put to him.
wise infamous crime, unless on at the immunity clause of the However, if he is or had been
, . party and it could be proved,
IF, FOR example, a man would an1 e answered no to the ques
be denied his.."f reedom of tion. he would be prosecuted for
speech" under th- first amend- perjury.
ment, he would howl against those Vvshinskr. in his book. The
ceived to protect the citizens of "V?3"? inmnge upon m con
th Tinitfvi ?tat! tr-m tK stitutional rights. If then tf-man
takes advantages of the sever
Chamber of thirteenth-century Privileges and immunities guar
FncrlanH ,v.r- tY AtnAnt. an teed to him by the constitu-
! !ver informed of the ASSJSlil conteV form of judicial
XrJ2rZi)r Cornet whean MH u belBff
nrhro h0 Communist refuses to answer subordinated T political class
allowed to be confronted by the 9.uestlons which mteht 2U e,as- aims and strivi
witnesses against them. V? vcl-r ty
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Amendment Communists? First,
it would seem only proper to
give a few reasons why an in
nocent man might want to refuse
to answer a question directed to
him by a senatorial investigat
ing committee. In such a com
mittee the following" hold true.
mental of Anrio-American
is not a rint of the wit.es. " r T"' think?
eoLir r!M deM"d sPeech or zte in either house.
TtS "accsed" are denied the jS
rirfct to can witnesses for do
fense. ,a ther words, a senator can
4. Counsel, when permitted, backbite, slander, defame or
may only advise the client as to libel anyone he pleases and be
arm of the U. S. Government?
A United States Senator is im
mune from arrest under Article
I, Sec. 6, of the Constitution:
This i wsat th R&mmnnista
do. Shan we allow
personal rradres to override J" "
letral system? Shall we have
rovernment of men Instead v
n f 1 m . . . f' -t
Th ,ui --o- w-r o we saae use nuiort-
tives) shall in all cases, except m?Jfd'2-krw?
Treason. Felony and Breach of Ll". -ethodT Would it
the Peace, be nriviWed from : . r.. T. wra5 v"
is of all
What do yon
1H eace, oe privileged rrom T- ..
. 2. Arrest !rm their attendance at ihl
a fonda- the session of their respective , Y.
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