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Lincoln, Nebraska
Tuesday, October 19, 1954
rsonal Vim On AUF.
Now that school work has forced most of us
back into the groove (some say rut but I prefer
the former) attention has turned almost entirely
from the summer vacation to school life. One
part of this "school life" that has always both
ered many students has been the annual money
raising campaign by the All University Fund.
AUF is undoubtedly one of the most talked
about, worked for, worked against, greatly
loved or intensely disliked organizations in this
University scene. Few if any activities here
arouse as much feeling as does this organiza
tion. No other University student program (short
of Saturday afternoon spectacles in the Sta-
dium) affects so many of us. Last year, more
than $9000 was contributed by student and
faculty to AUF. At the $2 average student dona
tion computed by the Fund, some 4000 students
took part, directly or indirectly, in AUF collec
tion drives.
All this is matter from and for the record.
Actually, only a few students, those directly
concerned with AUF, care too much about the
total amount given to charity. The vast majority
are more concerned with the manner in which
such amounts of money are collected. We
either submit to the propaganda and upturned
hand treatment or fight for identity as a non
giver. As one of the latter category for the last
two years, there are several things I should
like to say about AUF as it has been in 1954.
The most important of the things I have to
eay is short: AUF has changed considerably
from what it has been. During the last two
years, years I imagine AUF workers have
called the growing years, AUF has come of age.
It has become a big business proposition (at
least to those of us who think $9000 is a large
piece of change). More important, however,
has been the change in the way AUF collects
money. Few, if any, of the student population
could fail to see the "play 'em against each
other" spirit followed by the AUF policy makers
during the growing years. Fewer still is that
group of students who did not resent being
played into giving money to charity.
I think AUF is an improved organization this
year over what it has been in the past. Also, I
think there is still room for improvement
Hot so much in the collection or contact methods
but something of the spirit of the organization.
While AUF was building, the spirit of "playing '
ill! 1
t It's the man in the overalls, driving a trac
tor, milking the cows and loading the grain for
market to whom the Congressional campaign
bf 1954 is geared. But then practically all cam
paigns are geared to solicit the votes, of the
farmer, which makes- every campaign seem a
repitition of the previous one. ' ''
This year, however, after twenty-one months
of Republican government, jie Democratic howl
is echoing on the mid-western plains louder and
. longer than it has in the past twenty-two years.
And the Republican spinal column seems to be
reacting with shudders and shivers.
The President's farm program is generally
under fire by the Democrats, especially the
price support system which for the last two
years has been mercilessly batted around in
the two-party vocabulary as a "devil's program"
and a "farmer's blessing."
The Democrats have consistently denounced
the Eisenhower-Benson flexible price support
system and now at campaign time are attribut
ing the lowering farm prices are a carry over
from the Democratic administration and that
the flexible support program is the means to
stabilize the farm-industry disparity.
To get a better picture of this disparity be
tween farming and industry, one needs to go
back to pre-depression days. Following World
War I and the conversion back to a peace
time economy, the farmer began to feel a
pinch in his buying power. Having produced
to the fullest extent of his resources for the
war-time demand he found that during peace
time his products were not commanding as
much money on the market as they had. The
continuing full-capacity production brought about
surpluses which resulted in pulling farm prices
down and the farmer was fighting for survival
against the higher prices which he had to pay
for commodities produced by industry. This is
the basis for disparity. For a simple example
a farmer had to exchange two bushels of wheat
for one sack of flour a disparity ratio of 2-1.
Because of this, the government, in the 1920s
set up an investigating agency to form a federal
aid program which would permit the farmer
to survive amid the choking prices of indus
trial products. This movement resulted with the
enactment by the Democrats in 1933 of an Agri
Cultural program which in actuality sought to
curtail production by the farmer and to elimi
nate disparity by a government price support
system. Now for our simple example the far
mer can exchange his two bushels of wheat for
two sacks of flour because by buying up the
price of two bushels of what equal to two
surplus of wheat, the government has kept the
sacks of flour.
Preceding the 1930s many things happened in
the world which set our economy back on its
heels. The demand for farm products was re
duced by the slowing up of international trade
due to conflict in Europe. This was followed by
the panic of the 1930s and the devaluation of the
dollar. Unemployment resulted and the whole
em" was necessary, but it is definitely out of
place with the AUF of today. The last remnant
of the "playing 'em" spirit remains in, the
Ugliest Man On ftie Campus competition spon
sored by AUF.
This "honor" is ridiculous of and by itself;,
but when it is sponsored, aided, and mujh loved
by an organization with the declared purpose
of gathering money from students for chari
table use, UMOC is silly, or more aptly, assinine.
By giving organizations a chance to get one of
their members elected to a "big deal" like
UMOC, AUF is using one of the best money
making angles ever, because the houses snap
at the chance to get something their competi
tors do not have in the name of charity.
In the AUF of two years ago, I can understand
why the UMOC competition was held; it fit
beautifully into the pattern of 100 per cent
houses with red signs on their doors and other
money making tricks. ,
This year, AUF seems to have taken stock in
itself and come up with some good answers.
There seems to be more of the spirit of working
for charity for the sake of doing good, rather
than making good publicity campaigns success
ful this year, yet UMOC elections are just
around the corner.
Why then, does AUF keep on with a program
such as electing that sterling character, the
Ugliest Man? An organizption which has mark
edly shown the results of good leadership, care
ful planning and great individual effort by its
membership should take steps to remove a
blot on an otherwise good performance record.
During the building years, AUF used radical
methods of fund raising, for in those years,
methods which had proved successful in bring
ing about great student interest in other ac
tivities were necessary in making the student
body aware of giving to charities. The hustle
and fire Rocky Yapp and others showed in
dreaming up program to make students take
part in AUF were both necessary and good
then not now.
AUF is an established part of the Univer
sity and will continue to be so as long as its
leaders keep an active, living organization.
However, these leaders should concentrate on
efficient management and good contact methods
rather than promotional schemes. T. W.
i fit; rmum
economy was on a shaky foundation. Then came
World War II and demand rose, for there were
troops to be supported. Prices rose and the
increase in production more than took care of
the disparity problem. All the farmer could
produce was bought by the government and
sent abroad or put in storage until it was needed.
Following the war prices slowly started to drop.
Factories closed down. Demand for guns and
ammunition no longer existed on the full-production
The peace-time conversion was done smoothly
on the industrial side of the market but as
industrial prices began to drop so did the farm
prices. The government found its store houses
overflowing with surpluses from the full-production
farms. There were no nations in the world
who were financially able to buy the United
States' farm products except those who were
more or less self sufficient and there was no de
mand by them. This problem became more
grave and farmers were being paid not to
In 1952 the Republicans promised a solution to
the farm problem in the form of a new Agricul
tural program. The 83rd Congress passed the
Republican farm program, including the flexible
support system which, because it did not give
the farmers the 100 per cent of parity they had
formerly had, met with much controversy. Of
course the farmer is not getting all the imme
diate spending money from the flexible support
system he got under the 100 per cent parity
system, and this fact has been twisted by the
Democrats into a statement of Republican abuse
without regard for the betterment of the entire
economy. It is too early to tell if the flexible
support system will accomplish what it sets
out to do gradually settle farm and industrial
prices at a mid-point between parity and dis
parity but the long range Republican program is
geared to handle this problem. '
With the re-opening of foreign markets the
demand will increase and take from the gov
ernment some of the support burden. As a com
pensation to the farmers the new Agricultural
program provides for social security benefits
to farmers and farm workers. It provides for
the deduction of up to 25 per cent of the
farmers income each year for the costs of
many soil conservation practices. In short
the government has more than made up tor the
loss of parity supports under the new 82 per
cent parity system by giving the farmers these
benefits which will reduce their tax bills and
insure them an income upon retirement. If the
farmers are so blind to this foresightedness
then it is in vain that the Republican admini
stration has worked.
Our nation has been running on a war-time
economy for so long that its citizens have be
come ignorant of peaceful prosperity. There has
been no depression as expected, there has been
no serious drop in prices as was expected and
still feared, there has been no great unemploy
ment save that because of technical changes,
but there has been proof that psychological
changes have taken place and the question yet
to be answered is "will Americans support a
peace-time economy?" J. K. .
Member: Associated Collegiate Press
Intercollegiate Press
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September to, 123.
Fdltor. . Ton Woodward
iidltorlal Pae Editor Jan Harrison
Manaalnt Kditor , Kay Nok
Naws Kditor . , Marianne Hnnsen
Cop Editors Bruce Bruimano, Dirk Fellman
Ham Jensen. Harriett Kueaa
Sports Kditor Howard Vann
Feature Kditor (Iraoe Harvey
Reporter Beverly lleepe.
Fred Duley, Phil Hrrnhhr rarer, Joanne Junta, Bab Jertrr
hiils. Koter Henkle, Mania Mlokelaon. Connie Ptatt. ,
Mary Hhrlledy, 1-iirlrmce Swltxer, Tom Tabot, John
Terrell, Steve Winchester.
ftnslnen Manaaer ... Cbel Slater
Ass'l Business Manaten. ..... Ben Belmont. Barbara Klrke.
George Madflen Andy llovo
ClrenlBflon Manager Nell Miller
Nlibt News Editor.. Sara Janata
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"Class the odds are 40 to one that someone in here will flunk,
unless of course, he decides to drop the course."
Future Leaders?
Potential Foreign Policy
Groundwork Laid At NU
How many of us as students,
and I use the term with its full
meaning, are aware of the oppor
tunity we have at our disposal to
gain firsthand knowledge of poten
tial foreign policy, not only of the
U.S. but of various countries
throughout the world?
I was recently made aware of
this opportunity by a friend of
mine, Jerry Ansari, an Iranian
student at this University, who at
tended an Arab Student Conven
tion at Estes Park, Colo, from
Sept. 6 to 11. He brought back a
story of an independent Arab stu
dpnt organization of which I am
convinced will have an effect on
the governments of the various
Arab nations.
Being independent, Arab students
can express their views freely and
being in this country they are un
doubtedly the cream of the Arab
crop and possibly the future policy
makers of their respective coun
tries. Their voice will be heard
and certainly respected by the pres
ent Arab governments.
Jerry informed me that the com
mon objective and purpose of the
organization is the unanimous and
determined desire for unity of the
Arab Nationalist movement.
Our instructors inform us that
nationalism is one foremost con
sideration in the making of for
eign policy. Nationalism is one
reason for the defeat of EDC by
France. Nationalism is a prime
reason for the discontent of the
"adopted" countries behind the
Iron Curtain. And the reason for
the desire for the unification of
the Arab states is nationalism.
Here is sort of feeling most of the
readers are unaware of and per
haps unconcerned with.
A United Arabia such as the one
greatly desired by the Arabic stu
dents in this country, would pre
sent a formidable bulwark to any
southwest expansion by Russia.
With this, and the fact that the
Middle Eastern countries appreci
ate the value of an American dol
lar, in mind it would seem logical
to assume that U.S. aid would be
increased to any so proposed Uni
ted Arabia.
This is just an example of how
we, as students, have the before
mentioned opportunity the knowl
edge of potential foreign policy.
The word student, returning to
its full meaning, is derived from
the Latin word "studens" which
means "being eager." As students
how many of us are eager to fain
the knowledge of potential for
eigh policy? We, as the so called
"younger generation" are the fu
ture policy makers for the U. S.
If not as leaders then as voters.
As "students" I believe that we
owe it to ourselves and to our
country to gain as much advance
information as possible.
In this respect we are fortunate
to have as fellow students at the
representing 46 countries. They are
intelligently informed on their
country in relation to the rest of
the world and have definite views
of their own on policy. They, and
those like them, are the future
policy makers of their respective
countries. They are the represents-
tives with whom we are fortunate
to have contact. They are the ones
with whom we can talk and for
mulate our opinions on future for
eign policy.
I doubt if there is anyone on
campus who doesn't have some
contact with these foreign Corn
huskers". Their acquaintance is
made via the class room, through
the various student living accomo
through several student organiza
tions such as, to mention the main
contact, Cosmopolitan Club.
We are given the chance to travel
the world of languages, philoso
phies, cultures, opinions and ideas.
How many of us are "being eager"
enough to take advantage of it?
Copped Copy
Evaluations Of College
Include Sports, Fun,?
Kditnr't otct This article was reprinted
from the South Rloux K'lly) News who in
turn reprinted It from Texas Biftints.
Somehow or other the idea has
gained ground that the students
at the average American college
pay more attention to athletic
sports, including cigarette-smoking,
than is really good for them.
It is also alleged that the expense
is very heavy, inasmuch as it costs
as much to be a Congressman as
it does to be a student at Harvard.
College students are very extrava
gant in everything except at pray
ers. It is not very often that com
mon "sense" Is taught at univer
sities", but we infer that such is
the case at a Georgia college
which is named Polecat College.
There are some colleges that
would never be heard of if it were
not for base-ball clubs. The reason
the Harvard men had it laid on
them so thick last year was be
cause the 'latter foolishly devoted
"some of their time to study, thus
neglecting their regular business.
What does a young man go to col
lege for except to play baseball?
A college is very often a place
where a young man, if he studies
hard, can in two years, learn as
much Latin as he can forget in
six months after he goes to work
for a living. It is a solemn and ,
Instructive fact that one of the best
Latin and Greek scholars In Ath
ens, Ga., is sodding grass at 70
cents an hour. He Intended to be
come a great lawyer, or an influ
ential journalist, but he found out
that he could make more money
in his present employment.
To succeed in this world a col
lege education is not at all req
uisite. There is a county treasurer
in Texas who can neither read nor
write, and yet he has put fifteen
dollars where nobody but himself
can find it.
A gentleman who has been there
says that the festive college youth
spends most of his time courting
the girls, and doctoring up his
monthly statements to his father.
He will study between times, pro
viding smoking cigarettes, playing
baseball, football, tennis, and
poker, taking In hops and banquets,
and getting full, will leave any
NU Friend lyl
You Said It!
Let's make this the friendliest
camous in the country. But why
be modest; let's make this the
friendliest campus in the world!
But this is the friendliest campus.
Midwesterners are noted for their
friendliness; they are second only
to Texans (so say the Texans).-
When I arrived, the first thing
I noticed (except for the hay-fever)
was the way that Nebraskans are
willing to go out of their way. to
help a stranger. Yes, I found
everyone most friendly . . .
One gentleman who sat next to
me in a class, was so friendly that
he copied all my notes, and was
most upset when I did not care to
make the examination a co-operative
effort. He flunked. The girls
down the row are so friendly that
they write each other's themes.
Their Instructors are a little per
turbed at the lack of orininality
that results from this Joint effort -r
but after all, we must keep our
The boys here are so friendly
that last spring they decided to
give the dorm girls a housewarm
ing. Fortunately, we are equipped
with fire extinguishers. Speaking
of dorms, the Men's Dorm is doing
its own share in the "Friendly
Campaign" by advertising for fe
male occupants. That is what I call
getting in the spirit of things.
This weekend we are sending our
students down a little friendly com
petition at Colorado. We are send
ing our first drinking team, our
second drinking team, and all the
substitute drinking teams (plus a
few football players), to see If we
can't drink our Colorado friends
under the table at Tulagi's. There's
supposed to be some sort of a foot
ball game, too, in which the friend
ly Nebraska team hopes to put the
friendly Colorado team in the hos
pital. If we are going to ape on this
friendly business, there will have
to be some changes made around
here. I ddn't think the administra
tion is co-operating fully. We still
have examinations, downs,' lectur
classes, and AWS rules. These cer
tainly hamper friendship. And how
can a fraternity be its little old
self when it is on social probation?
Let's move all the classes out to
the Delt woods; I hear that they're
"right friendly" out there.
Seriously, though, before some,
body gets the Idea that I'm a sub
versive (or whatever they're cal
ling them these days), we are pret
ty friendly people . . '. and we are
also most Inconsiderate. Boys open
doors, but girls never say "Thank
you," so boys don't open doors any
more. We generously pile all our1
friends into the car, but we drive
as though the streets were private
property. We are proud that we
get to class, but we sleep through
'the lecture. If you want to be
man's best friend, O. K., but stop
kicking him under the table.
CALL 2-7631 EXT. 4226
LOST: Small red pur, Mon. Oct. 11,
In S.S. Building. Pleas call Mr.
JoAnne Wleae. pb. 6-8316.
On Colorado football ticket for sal.
Call 3-7709 after 6:00.
enthuses over Jockey brand underwear
Impeccably groomed Chisley J. Cbisley fCbi-chi"
to his friends) says, "I like new-fashion fashion and
old-fashion comfort. For instance, this week I give i
the nod to tartan cummerbunds and aacots of shock
ing pink but every week I go for the at-eaae feelinj ,
of Jockey shorts! Take it from a clothes-horsa . . .
never say Neigh to Jockey comfort!"
Whether you share Chisley's taste for sartorial
splendor or not, you'll enjoy the casual, at-ease ap
pearance that comes from wearing Jockey shorts.
Better drop into your dealer's soon . . . buy a supply
of Jockey shorts and T-shirts ... and feel as good as
you look!
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