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Friday, Februory 18, 1955
A Strong Finish?
After a year's absence from the campus, the
KUCWA Mock United Nations jot off to a weak
tart yesterday afternoon.
Out of 23 delegations scheduled to attend the
UN sessions, only is were present about S3
people which barely constituted a quorum
needed to accomplish anything in the assembly
These SO people plus a few interested students .
made up the total audience present to hear
Dr. Ruth Seabury's opening speech.
The assembly accomplished two things: First,
they elected a president. Second, they reviewed
the rules of procedure hardly qualifying as a
review from the haggling which went on. An
obvious lack of parliamentary procedure knowl
edge made the whole session a confusion plus
the fact that preliminary meetings should have
been held among the delegates to iron out
procedural difficulties. The delegates seemed to
forget that the conference theme is to deal
with Revision of the United Nations Charter,
cot the rules of procedure.
To quote from a Nebraskan editorial written
during the 19SJ NUCWA Mock United Nations:
. . . two factors prevented the conference
from being a complete success. The first was
poor attendance ... the second was the small
number of delegates who actually participated
in the Assembly and in committee meetings."
The editorial goes on to point out the lack
cf international know-bow in the way certain
delegates voted, the lack of working knowledge
of the UN and particularly the lack of atten
dance by both delegations and the general stu
In 1953 the General Assembly was adjourned
for lack of a quorum on the last day of the
mock conference, student interest in IS53 was
ao low that in 1954 NUCWA abandoned all
attempts to hold a conference.
After one day of the present Mock UN,
KUCWA's attempt to revive the annual event
teems doomed as were its precedecessors. This
was seen in the lack of organization and interest
which Thursday's Assembly showed.
The public relations has been far below par
lor an organisation seeking student support of
project. Only during the last week was the
student body made aware that there was to be
KUCWA spring conference. February 11 found
the spring conference chairman still trying to
find students to fill a delegation and little time
was left for these delegations to prepare even
an adequate outline of their country's UN activi
ties ami internationsl position on policy.
The adbsence cf a parliamentarian in Thurs
day's meeting, was little short of a disaster.
Ignorance of parliamentary procedure, on the
part of the delegates, slowed up the conference
to a great degree.
Actually, the only thing accomplished in the
meeting yesterday was that it officially opened
the Mock UN. By virtue of the small attendance,
Dr. Seabury's speech and the election of a
president may be given little credit as actual
accomplishments. Both lacked, not from con
tent or purpose, but from support and active
participation by the student body.
It is recognized by the University that inter
national affairs, past and present, should be
important to students. Courses available and
required in current events, 20th century history
and political developments in the world today
indicate this. There are students who also
realize this, however, there are more student
hypocrites who profess an interest in world
affairs based on a hurried glance at the local
newspaper and disinterested speculations on
The lack of organization is not the entire
fault of NUCWA but includes in the blame the
student body which persists in a type of Mid
western isloationism embodied in its lack of
interest for topics that have no bearing on
social enjoyments or activity points.
For an organization attempting to promote
knowledge and practical application of that
knowledge a noble ideal indeed NUCWA has
consistently borne the brunt of student indif
ference. Indifference has taken the form of irrespon
sibility in that students accepting a position as
a delegate to the UN conference fail to show
up, thus lessening the effectiveness of the con
ference even more than it already is from lack
of general student attendance.
NUCWA can do no more than plan the con
ference, call for volunteers to fill delegations,
set up the mechanics for procedure and hope
that the students will follow through. If the
students fail to fulfill their responsibilities, then
the NUCWA project fails and if the NUCWA
fails then the whole campus fails to fulfill its
responsibility for knowing what makes the
world today tick.
The next two days will probably see an un
eventful NUCWA conference with a very few
students attending and even fewer getting any
thing out of the conference. This is rather
frustrating to those who feel the NUCWA project
is a necessity in that students are given a
chance to learn and teach the inner workings
of an organization so great an influence on
world politics today. J. H.
The Universal Day of Prayer again will be
tsfcserved around the world Sunday. Since, how
ever, days are set aside Erst for this end then
far that, Sunday w22 probably pass by as some
thing akia to Groundhog Day.
Et Is tsatural that the abundance of different
"Days" makes them tedious and a trifle insig
ftifirarit. No unit of time, by virtue of a special
tilt, can be expected to accomplish much of
anything. Nevertheless these days do serve as
T those cynical students who nave been
thinking that students of today are losing their
grip, a note e encouragemest came from the
ranks of University instructors.
"Looking back to xny own coed days, I can
sea that w didn't hare the vigor and enthu
siasm far service this generation does," Miss
Mary Miele&ze, associate professor of aecondary
education, said Wednesday in a Nebraskan inter
Vigor end enthusiasm? Who, us?
It seems strange that She older generation
lias more faith is us than indeed we ourselves
bate. Perhaps we consider oar vigor and enthu
siasm, M there is such a thing, znisdirected.
At any rate, we are thankful for the vote of
eonSdeace ami are Just a lisle bit inclined to
re-evsfai ear eSarts and accomplishments. -
Thanks, Mary JCelense, and congratulations
for Che weZ-deserve-2 recognition from the Stu
dent Cifyff i TIT i X.
a remainder of things of which one often needs
to be reminded.
Members of the City Campus and Ag Religious
Councils have planned special services for
Sunday. A few students who believe in the
principle of prayer and who wish to give visible
support to it win attend. However, the past has
shown that a large majority of students will
not attend. This win not be because they deny
the principle of prayer, brut because other activi
ties will interevene.
By no means does this indicate that the
campus is disinterested and that the Universal
Day of Prayer is observed or-'y by a discourag
ing few. Sunday's significance lies only in the
fact that it is visible evidence of something
practiced for centuries before and centuries to
come. Since prayer need not be visible, the
Universal Day of Prayer will pass quietly and
without noticeable reactions or change among
men and women. The prayers of students, fac
tory workers, statesmen and peoples throughout
the world will be repitions of prayers made
throughout the centuries. Mesy faiths, creeds,
races and nationalities will join in at least one
the prayer far peace. Those without" a faith
wi! agree si least wsh the comiuon end.
The Universal Day of Prayer is like a state
ment of fad. Only a nod of the bead is neces
sary to do it justice, K, S.
''What's Hew In NU Colleges
Dental College Adds Course,
Expands Laboratory Facilities
By BEST I ROOFER
Dean, Ca2rge f Dentistry
EswsSy the CoOge cf Dentistry has made
atiks3S aad storatkms which have broadened
Cat cjpartanitkas cCered by the college, and
ijwraased the efficiency is teaching.
A craisase coarse is orthodontics 5 as bees
eiisd to She program, which heretofore ia
cJaflna' lot cm graduate course, pedodontk.
Eilorss ciD&e: Orthodontics is a division cf
festasfey de2kig with irreruhsrines cf teeth;
pAxmks da&is with the care and treatment
cf cai35nss' teeth.
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to lead cfaeerfvl effectfresecs to the clinic
Three new deatal writs, also in the jade-green
tone, in the diagnosis clinic add to the ef
ficiency ia oral examinations. Uew cabinets to
house the projection machines ca class-rooms
facilitate the use of this type cf teaching aids.
Alterations is cauKLatttioij treats and waiting
rooms for the chfld-patierts and also for adults
give needed relief to previous problem areas.
For the we cf students and faculty interested
in studies cf the growth and development, of
facial bones tvm birth to adahood. or chances
resulting from disease, aotadect or beating
processes in bone tissues, or daring treatment
cf mslocclosioa of teeth, a BaSton-Eroadbent
Cephslometer and two General Electric X-ray
machines have been ina32. This tsquipmsA
is isra'to&ble ia the KnanacemK; and treatment
cf dental conditions and provides a scientific
ixtstrcxnedt for research projects m the various
phases cf dentistry.
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lITTLI MAN ON CAMPUS
By Bruce Conner
by Dick klblW
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"Boy yen foaled Mm THAT time.
'Far Country' Typifies
By ELLIE Gl ILLIANTT
I saw "The Far Country" yes
terday. It starred James Stewart,
Ruth Roman and Corrine Calvet.
I remember having seen this same
story many times before with
different scenery, different actors,
different title, but the self-same,
hackneyed plot. The tall, lean cow
poke who says very little, and
speaks always in a soft-spoken
monotone, who is bitter toward
life, women, and bad men, who
gets a raw deal from a cigar
smoking, villainous man in black
and ends up killing him in a spec
tacular gun battle is played by
James Stewart in the same stereo
typed manner of Randolph Scott
and Gary Cooper.
It Is diffkatt to accept the
character that James Stewart por
trayed. He was a dead-eye with
a gaa (sitting, standing - preae
bis stomach ia the mad). Be
did set sa mack as twitch a facial
msscle wfcea a mm-der was ceta
mitted twa feet away from aim, aer
did be get partscudaiiT cpset wbea
bis e frieBd was killed U eM
blood- The Me thing be treasured
was a tink&ag bell attached to Ms
sadtfTe-hm. I realize that the Ideal
cewbey is played with emetial
restraint, bat this ee was played
ia aa etnotiewal straight jacket.
As f er the ether eharactetrs, Otey
were rather iaewftgretu. Rwth
Roman, striking oat en what 1
would suppose to be a rather ted
ious and strenuous trip en horse
back through the Yukon territory,
was meticulously dressed; and,
evea though she was trapped ia
an avalanch en the trail, she came
eat spotless, radiant, with aot so
much as a hair eat of place. Ia
Dawsoa, whea the other people
were dirty, ankept, aaconth, aad
uderfed. Miss Roma a sallied
forth ia a gorgeous arrar. Ia con
tract. Miss Calvert, the ingenue of
the piece, was plain, inane aad
peachy keea GOOD"
But even more than the technical
incongruities, I disdain a plot that
has GOOD GUYS and BAD GUYS
in the absolute sense. This erse
frontiersman that Hollywood cuts
out for the public from time to
time, with different - names of
course, is not the portrait of a
courageous conqueror of the wilder
ness. Rather it is the clear-cut
picture of a stubborn lout who will
not change his plan of action no
matter what the circumstances.
But, if I may say so, I did see
a good show this week. The came
of this production was "The "Con
sul," being presented by the Uni
versity Theatre and the music de
partment. If you barest seen it,
I suggest that you do here is
really fine entertainment.
I Nebraskan Leiterip
'Consul' Merely Pitiful
Is there any particular reason for
The Nebraskan to pad its reviews
of University Theater productions?
Jess BrowneU's review of Menot
ti's "Consul" includes such phrases
as "a superior production' and "a
nearly flawless performance. In
truth, the group responsible for the
selection of the opera simply chose
a piece that was beyond the capa
bilities of the performers involved,
and the end result was neither a
superior nor a nearly flawless per
formance by any of the principals,
with the exception off Mrs. Amund
sen, whose woke was Quite ade
cjuate tor the role assigned.
However, while I am no expert,
it does seem to me that there is
a genuine fault in the opera itself.
As with "Death of a Salesman.
the action Resented is not ia any
way tragic, but merely pitiful.
These two pieces of socaTed art
present such a despicable picture
cf He that, if reality was actually
like this, all the feelings of man
that we call noble would soon be
recognized as $fcanLasies. and we
would 2.2 quickly succumb to sui
cide. E this portrayal is false, then
what taction do these works have?
In snort, I believe that, unless
The Consul is fcnctkcsl through
its phmging cf the audience tto a
pKychotac state of self-pity, it gives
no pleasure and has oo true mean
ing. P. M. Aadersea
Dear Editor: .
I 6ad E&ie EErtt's cstfarma ia
creasMtitty istrii? for this rea
sa: The la4y seem to fee 4v
sessei with the Idea cf t&nkix&g
Teer eetawa, Gh1a m EU, "ith
a M of opkblk-aAed phrashtg
t&at to tcy hmpie nuad, re4ces
the entire eewiext to a stale of
tMBgaess. The latest example
was la Tuesday's Rag, "Arise
Proofreader: Te Teagefsl Ghost.
If the lady has somethiag to say
rm sore she does) the let her
say it simply aad plainly. We,
as "aormal readers, would Eke
to share her noble fhesghts with
awt having to be barrassed by a
mass of fatagsistie Jangle.
Now, if Miss Elliott can justify
ber method of presentation, then
perhaps a cwre appropriate title
can be found to fit the column, be
cause, for my money, "Given m
EH" implies yust what it says in
do imscphistacated terms.
Stanley R. Slater
So lfi1zi Mitchell, who Just two
months ago called pseudosxitellec
tuals mdotatoecu. and who
praised the idyllic life of the farm
er with a television set, has
switched to "eu&nre. But des
pite the complete netamorphosis,
she still bases ber opinions on im
mutable moral obligations.
CwHare, she says, is "the e
I& atesed refinement of taster. So,
the prelect for the day, for thoce
of as fortonate eaavgh to possess
tastes, fa to refine them eJigeteed
by whatever that Baeaas.
Iscl it pctssJhle to do scxnethi&g
because you enjoy it, rather than
because it's the thing to do? My
favorite composer is J. S. Bach.
Kiss Vl'Zche'l would consider that
laudatory, but I donl welcome such
praise, because my object is merely
to enjoy music, not to pursue "cul
ture.' Therefore I hope that Miss iOtcb
eH's new-found k&eHectoal snob
bery is as short-lived as ber pre
vious eternal principle was.
F. Jay Pepper
Daunted Love Drives
Lazy Lout To Work
By JESS BROWNELL
I have a rather tragic story to dimples on her elbows and dimples
tell you today. It is about a young on her knees. Theophrastus and
man who went to college, found ko Ko Mo had a wonderful affair,
and lost love and came to a sordid went out every &nd he
end. The hero of my story is Theo- spent t amounts ot m m
phrastus Such a young fellow an effort to Iease h whfch
whose personality I always found leased her ve much
engaging, though some people were r .
inclined to consider him rather , TheB struck TheopW
shifUess. I will relate his story Ju
from the beginning. informing him that his fa her was
. : . . . having financial difficulties, and
r..,", there would be no more
His infancy was uneventful, and it 111 I?J?2L
was not until he reached the age
of five that anything unusual was
noticed about him. At that time,
his parents, who were rather dull,
perceived that the youngster sel
When Theophrastus was 16, an
Incident occurred which misdi
rected bis entire life. One day, as
he was relaxing in the gutter, a
passer-by chanced to drop a book
beside him. It fell within the range
of his filmy gaze, and with an an
accountable burst of energy, Theo
phrastus read several pages de
scribing the joys and dissipations of
went immediately to Ko Ko Mo,
who, upon hearing his news, told
him to go away and never speak
to her again.
Not easily daunted, Theophrastus
implored her to give him another
chance. She and her sorority sisters
then sewed him into a wet horse
hide and put him out in the sun
to dry. When his horrible screams
made it known that he was ready
to beg their forgiveness for his in
sane request, they released him,
and he returned to his rooms in a
state of desperation.
After he had recovered from his
ordeal, Theophrastus began seeking
From that moment on. he was de- new paths to happiness. He de
termined to become a college stu- cided that the only one left to him
dent. He induced his unfortunate was activities, and he went to
parents to provide the necessary work. He suffered a complete re-
funds an., matriculated at the nni- versal of character, became a dil-
versity, where he began preparing igent worker and soon was made
to be a beach-comber after gradu- a member of several groups which
ation. held regular meetings, where they
It is at this point that love enters sat around a tiny fire, drinking
my story, in the form of a lovely milk and reading passages front
girl named Ko Ko Mo, who had Robert's Rules of Order.
- Hortence 'n Gertrude
If Canyon Goes
By MARY SHELLEDY
(Tliasr' sate: Man SMca tm Jaatt
iilia. aw Uttnekm niiniaaiitii art twta
iaain ia aat CaBoc af Am aad Scmskcs.)
"Hortence, you see the paper
"Sure. I read Pogo."
No, illiterate, I was referring to
something more poignant. Steve
Canyon has been sent to For
"Ghastly, Gertrude! Is there to
be a war?"
"Vastly ghastly if Canyon's go
"Formosa . . . tsnt that south of
the Okefenokee Swamp?"
"No, it's north of the -48th par
allel. Don't interrupt, I feel this is
a matter cf the utmost concern.
"Cearern or conservatism, Ger
"Same thing ... deal yoa Estea
"What channel is he oa?"
"They dealt televise hearings af
that sort, Borteace."
"Ob, yes he's the one that
said, 'Might is right.' Or was it
'Give me the Matsus or give me
That was Representative HegeL
Knowland's a senator."
"Then he's the one I was read
ing about. He wants to help Chi
ang Korn -chucks manufacture
"Not quite. Chiang Kai-shek is
the Form os an tourist who wants to
see the pagodas in Peking."
"That's nice. Who's going with
"Couple hundred thousand
"Why then, what's to keep tint
"Five muliea Chinese who've
already seen the pagodas.'
"Evea my bookmaker's ancle
wouldn't give those odds.''
"The point is, Hortence, that
one Canyon can bold a lot of fish
ing boats." -
Togo could maybe fish with
Steve for a couple of catfish."
"Wouldn't it be glorious to angle
for catfish and come up with a
shark? Which is not the same
thing as a red herring, Hortence."
"Poor Pago, staring at a red
herring with a Chinese firecracker
in its mouth and a firecracker
loaded with more than Fourth cf
July oratory at that."
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